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TWENTY-SECOND YEAU. OMAHA , MONDAY MOUNUNG , APRIL 10 , 1803. NUMBER 29f .
MEN WHO MADE THE RECORD
Individual AcoDmpliiunwnt'j ' of Mombsra of
the Late General Assembly.
LEADERS AND DEBATERS OF THE BODY
[ 'rumltiL'iit I'lsm-OH Among tlm I'lirtlc * In
llolh MIIIIHCII Work mill TulU Hint
.Mmpocl Ilin CoiirHU nf
tinM"nlon. ! .
LINCOLN , Nob. , April 0.- [ Special to Tin :
HKI : . ) The legislators have gone , utul two
immense bundles or manuscript In the hands
of Chief Clerk Johnson uinl Secretary Ed-
wardstlmt { will soon be transformed Into the
printed house and state journals , and the
rolls of signed nnil unsigned bills In tlio of-
llces of the secretary of state and of the
c-xccutivc , are all that Is loft to plve material
ity to Hie miMiiory of the duiurtod law-
niiiliers.
Many of thorn came lioro nonentities and returned -
turned homo umlellleil and unchanged. Some
of them never claimed the recognition of the
chair during the fourteen weeks of the ses
sion , and their voices \vero never heanl ex
cept as they were eulleil upon to vote. The
greater nutnbcr of them paid close attention
to the discussions unpaged in hy the talkers
of the twin todies , wore faithful attendants
on the sessions and In the main vbtcd con
scientiously. Their record will only bo found
in the oft-recurring list of yea and nay votes.
The percentage of those who figured
prominently before either house was perhaps
as larjro as ia usually the case In legislative
bodies , but what might Ijo termed the
second class was smaller , whllo the tiling
class , or those who were not beam I from at
all , urns much larger. At least half the sena
tor * were- seldom or never heard on any
meav iuio , while in the house this percentage
was slightly Increased.
On.tiMi of tlio Si-mite.
In the senate , the leaders of all debate and
party action on the republican side were
Moore of Lancaster and Tofft of Cass.
I owloy of Seward was occasionally heard
from , and was always accorded respectful
attention. I'opo of Saline frequently claimed
recognition , and was an entertaining talker ,
but did nut carry his point any oftener than
Homo of the senators who had less to say.
Dahcoclc of Douglas , Mattes of Otoo and
North of Platte bold the points for the dem
ocrats. North was the political Mstorian
and orator , whiles Mattes was the parlia
mentarian or point of order man. Hnlo of
Madison was seldom heanl from , while
Thomscn of Dodge sat Just behind him on
the right of the main aisle , and succeeded In
keeping himself looking pretty , as became a
senator occupying that conspicuous position.
Hoth voted for the railroad bill contrary to
their wishes , Out out of deference to the de
mands of their constituents.
Uale , Harris , Stewart and Darner did the
greater part of tlio talking on tlio inde
pendent side of the senate , although Dysart
I and Mullen did not allow themselves to bo
loft very far behind. The latter was chair
man of the railroad committee , and as such
was largely occupied on important work in
the committee room during a part of the
session.
It was something of an event when
any senator aside from those name. ! asked
the floor , Lobeek made one short speech on
the railroad bill , but the passage of tlio bill
in splto of his protest seemed to discourage
him , and ho was not heard from again.
Senator Clarke was present less than one-
fourth of the session , his absence being dur
ing tlio time when nearly all the doHber-
ativo work of the body was done , and consequently
quently found but little time or opportunity
for oratorical attempts , but he availed him
self of the chance that olfered when the
railroad bill was under consideration ami
made himself famous oy the stand that bo
then took in favor of railroad regulation.
T mlcr.s of thu 11 HUM. .
Ill the house Davies , Keelcloy and Howe
forced the lighting for the republicans ,
closely followed bv Cornish , Watson and
llaller Hieketts did the work for the
Douglas comity delegation and was
always able to command attention.
Ho know when to tulle and when to
' keep still , and when ho talked hi
knew what to say. Ho showed himsell
to be an excellent Judge of human nature
and thus successfully asked favors that could
not have been secured by any other member
of the delegation. Locknor achieved some
prominence towanl the close of the session
because of his apKiintment | on the Impeach
ment committee.
The democr.i'.s in the lower house had but
one copious talker ami that was Casper of
llutlcr. Ho was possessed of a charming
frankness , and ho had an apt way of saying
things that impressed one as being particu
larly applicable just at that time and place.
llo found a valuable ally in Var. Housen of
Colfnx , who indulged In no oratory but who
talked business whenever ho talked at all ,
and who did as much hard work and to whoso
efforts as much as to any one member are
duo credit for the achievements of the
house.
There were several members of the Inde
pendent fai'h who were unable to curb their
dcsiro to lie heard many a time and oft.
Porter was their recognized leader , and was
given the important position of chairman of
the railroad committee. Harry was also at
the front , and during tlio latter part of the
session was kept busy with the work devolv
ing upon thu chairman of the Impouchment
committeo. Stevens- and Illrglns were
always readj to participate In a discussion ,
while Scott. Sodermnn unit Suter were in
cluded in the ranks of the pushers.
Other * Who Attracted Notice.
Horst was one of the talkers , as was also
Hhodes , but they lust prestige among the
members of all purtics because of the fact
that while posing as anti-monopolists they
weio not disposed to give up enough of the
time to allow other members who desired to
air their views a chance to bo heanl. Rhodes
was imbued ith an Intense dcsiro to pose as
u constitutional lawyer , but it became so un
popular that toward the last of the session
lu > yielded to the prevailing clamor and con
tented himself with walking around with
the lonstltutlon under his urm and saying
little about it.
Kessler wns one of the republicans who
made a strong fight for the stock yards bill ,
and also | H > sed as a champion of ' .mmicipal
suffrage , while Lingonfoltor of tbo inde
pendents courted prominence only as the
advocate of a bill for universal suffrage.
Woods made friends of all the members
because of the unfailing regularity with
which he moved the previous question under
all conditions and circumstances. He was
the wit of the house , and his dry savings
frequently convulsed that body. Nowbcrry
was heard from occasionally , but thogrcater
part of lilt time and Interest worn centered In
the welfare of the measi.ro that was substi
tuted by the railroad committee for the bill
that was given the protection of his name
two years ago. Smith of Holt ought not U
bo forgotten , as his foghorn vuico would not
permit such a thing if ho were still here.
1) ) rn > i-it May Cri'vp lu ,
The attention of the governor Is called tc
the fact that much of the work done during
the closing hours of the legislature wii >
moro or less tangled up in the llnal rush ami
the chaotic state of affairs In the enrolling
moms was such as to suggest the probability
of mistakes. The regular force of clerks hail
been paid off , and believing the session
practically at an end at noon had taker
their departure. . When the agreement was
Jlnally reached on the approprlatloi
bills it was of course nccessar ;
to have them enrolled , and ttu
clerks In the various onlccs about the stall
iguso were pressed into service to do tin
work In order that tlm bills might bo prop-
crlv signed bistort ) adjournment. Tlio en
rolling 'rooms were Illled with interested par
ties , unolig them being Hill Dorgan and a
number of others whoso presence on such an
iceaslon was not one to inspire conlldetico.
In the hurry of llnal adjournment some of
the bills were not compared with the en
rolled copies , and it Is stated that in some
instances "mistakes" crept in. Inasmuch as
the governor tins the | > ewer to strike out any
item , It will DO seen that a careful compari
son would not only reveal anj errors but that
they can be corrected.
Itcdiivtlon in Appropriation.
'I'hogeneral appropriation bill , as it was
llnally passed , calls in round numbers for
* l.r.00,0 < > 0 , or * : ) ,1.000 less than was appro
priated by the legislature of two years ago.
The reduction was fill.XX ( ) as the bill origi
nally went from the house , but tlm senate
Increase and the result of the conferences
Increased the bill about $ l'J."i,0'JO. ' Of
this amount the house agreed to
SWXK ) as a matter of Justice when
the bill was llrst sent bade. It
subsequently consented to the addi
tion of SIO.OOO for tin- state militia , of which
amount $1\UOO vi ill bo paid back by the gov
ernment. The appropriation for the secre
taries of the State Boanl of Transportation
was restored , us the board Is a Iieccsslty
under the now rate bill. The supreme court
commission also called for $15,000 moro than
was Included in the original bill , us the com
mission was only n dream at the time the
bill was formulated.
A11 IT , lor > Clinical ! .
The republican senators are after the scalp
of Commissioner General ( iarneau. They
have all signed a communication to the gov
ernor setting forth the fuel that they voted
for the World's fair hill with the understand
ing that 11 did away witli the present board
of management , and they hii\e also sent In a
protest against the continuance or reappointment -
ment of any of the present hoard. The word
"any" is written in capitals and is heavily
underscored. The senators ask for the re-
appointmentol H. It. Greor. who was super
seded by ( iarneau. The petition and protest
is also signed by about fort.of . the members
of the house , including representatives of all
parlies.
tilt.ITr.PUl. Will I'/fi ; JM/.V.
Hrenrhlng SIumrrHS.ivo Several Ohlii Iliun-
lelH from Destruction.
POHTSMOVTII , O. , April 9. The residents of
Nunvoo , Union Mills and Friendship , this
county , lifted up prayers of thankfulness
this morning at 'J a. in. when a heavy April
rain began to fall. For the past two weeks
a very strong and dantrerous forest llro has
prevailed west of the Scioto river. Tbo
origin of the lire is unknown , unless caused
by farmers burning brush. The lire origi
nated In the Washington township lumber
region Monday and has been gradually
spreading. Theuath rendered desolate by
the llro is sixteen miles long by four miles
wide and over $50.000 worth of ties , poles ,
tanb'irk , cordwood and s.iwed timber has
been burned. Saturday the hamlets of
Union Mills and Friendship were surrounded
by lire. By Saturday niL-ht ram saved them.
At present the llro is smouldering and an
other rain will quench it. The losses ,
roughly estimated will exceed $ ' > 00OdJ in
timber , etc , that lias been burned , not
counting the score of farm buildings swept
away.
Mills Allumc.
Cnii.i.tcoinn , O. , April 9. The terribly
high winds that prevailed the past three
days fanned the llames of various disastrous
llres throughout the hill hinds of Hess , High
land , Pike and Chcnango comities. No rains
of consequence have fallen for a month , and
the dried leaves were like a tinder box.
Thursday afternoon the fire started in differ
ent places and the strong wind gave it great
headway , making It impossible to conllno it
in any manner. Tlio .wind calmed at night ,
which loft tlio fire to creep slowly along or
litiish what had been gone over so
rapidly Tlio red lines of lire stretch
ing across the hills for miles with
the burning of the dead standing trees lit
up the whole country. Friday tbo wind
blew moro tcrrillo than before and what had
been left or protected in the tinnier was en
veloped in the llames. Since then everything
that would burn has been licked up by the
llames In their mad course and all efforts at
resistance failed. The dense smoke still en
velops the whole country. No deaths are
reported and the irrcat destruction was con-
lined to the timber lands , but hundreds of
thousands of dollars worth of young timber
has been lost. The g.ilc had expended itself
by Saturday noon and the lltful rain that fell
Saturday night , extinguishing the tires and
clearing the air.
XKKi > stir in : i-tioroan ii'iir.n.
Now Ituculiitloim In Kegnrd to ilio | [ cils-
trutloit ol ChlneHc ,
S.vx FKANCI-UO , Cal. , April 9. Instruc
tions which were received from Washington
yesterday modif vine the Chinese regulations
by dispensing with photographs and requir
ing only one credible witness , came as a sur
prise to the treasury officials lioro and all
other persons who are directly interested In
the Chinese registrati in act. Collector of
Internal Revenue Quinn , in commenting
upon the modification of the regulations ,
said : "This new Instruction is a great sur
prise to mo , because heretofore the govern
ment has required us to employ every pre
caution to prevent improper registrations.
Tlio very best safeguard against fraud in the
future has been the photos of the appli
cants. Without their use. it will bo a
dlfllcult matter to secure a complete identi
fication. The importance of this will be felt
later when the certiticatcs are transferred
to Chinese who have been smuggled into this
country. The change , howcvir , will relieve
us of considerable labor , and wo will bo
enabled to register about four times as many
applicants in the same time we do now.
.lust what has caused the department to
make these changes I do not know. Regu
lations for enforcing the law are issued by
the secretary of the treasury , and subject
to change by him at any time. Just what
effect this will have upon the Chinese 1 am
not prepared to say. The\ , have alwuvs ob
jected to turnlshiug their photos , and many
have given thai as a reason for not register
ing. The Chinese are controlled by the Six
Companies , and until thov consent the num
ber of registered will lie small. If they
should decide to como In we will do our
best.1
Gee Gong Tong , the necrotary of the Six
Companies , when Informed of the change
made In the regulation , declared that it
would not cause the Chinese to register.
They would continue to oppose tno law , and
only cease after a decision by the United
States court.
King Owlanglco consul , when informed
of the news Irom Washington , said : "Con
sul general and m.\ self have not expressed
any opinion or used our influence with our
people for or against the Geary act. Tills
change in the regulations Is unexpected
news , and we do not know whar. iiitlucnco
bus brought It about. It will remove one of
the most objectionable features of the regis
tration act , and may cause a larger number
to apply for certificates of residence , but of
this 1 am not certain. "
To Succeed Phillip. . llriioUx.
BOSTON , Mass. , April 9- There are now
two candidates mentioned for tlio bishopric
made ovacant by the death of ICov.
Phillips Brooks. They are Uev. Dr. Morgan
Dlx of Trinity church , who is called a con
servative , and Dr. Giver of St. Bartholo
mew's church , who is known as a hroad
churchman. These gentlemen have hoi'n In
formally selected by adherents to their
views , and will probably bo voted for in the
convention to bo held Wednesday , May 1) ) .
\ \ iArurpt \ a New I'o'ltliiii ,
JICKWNVU.I.E , 111 , April U. Dr. ( illlotte ,
who has had charge of the State Institution
for Deaf and Dumb for thlrly-cight or forty
years , will resign as soon as the boanl of
trustees meets this week. Ho will accept a
itosltkm as superintendent of the Colorado
institution at Colorado Springs , and will go
as soon the school year closes hero.
SECRETARY MORTON'S ' VIEWS
Ho Talks of the Impeachment of Nebraska
State Officials.
COMMENDS THE LEGISLATURE FOR IT
l.uw * Hint Should Ito Ami'iulcd Tlio Tim
ing of OlIlrlnlH Under HiniiN Con-
duintird OIlfcpM Should llo Klcctvil
lorTIiflr Known llonc ty.
WASIIISOTOS Btmr.AU op TUB BnG , ]
B13 Fouu-tKBXTti STIIUF.T . , >
\VASUISIITO.V. D. O. , April 0. , i
Secretary J. Sterling Morton talked freely
today to Tut : Uii : : correspondent about the
Impeachment pro.'eedings In the legislature
of Nebraska against a number of the state
officials.
" 1 am not at all surprised , " said ho , "to
sco the impeachment resolutions pass the
legislature without opposition of cense
quence. It has been plain to mo for years
that some of the state officers were corrupt.
During the last campaign I announced from
the rostrum nt Fremont that if the connection - ,
nection between the state treasurer
and the Capital National bank of Lincoln
were broken cho bank would fall. President
Mosher wrote mo a leading letter , Imploring
mo not to mention sti'-h a tiling. Ho said it
would break his bank. I replied that it
would not harm him if he were honest. To
my mind ho gave away his case and ad
mitted the truthfulness of all of my asser
tions. The fact is the state treasury was
holdingup the banlt. When the funits were
demanded the bank failed and the treasury
, vas found to be looted. I expect a number
of impeachments before the Nebraska legis-
ature Is llnally through. The good work
ought to go ahead.
Sorr.v Tor the ItondsiniMi.
'I am exceedingly sorry for the bondsmen
of the officers who arc Impeached. " continued
Secretary Morton with a sigh , "for it is an
iwful thing for a man to lose his hard
earned money by the corruption or reckless
ness of friends. Some mm will bo ruined.
H is not often , however , tint bondsmen are
made to pav. It is not once In ten times. I
loubt if once in fifty a bond stands good for
a loss by defalcation. They have a way of
.citing out of it. Generally the bondsmen
lire given notice of the trouble and irct rid of
their realty. I wish the system of giving
bonds to secure money in the hands of public
officers was abolished. 1 don't believe in re-
juiring treasurers , disbursing officers and
igcntselected by the people to give bonds for
the faithful performance of their trusts. Wo
should select men lor positions requiring
inancial integrity wlio have established
enutati.ms for honesty , and who are known
to bo honest. Then there should be an ac
counting to a severe criminal law.
oSlioiitd Hit letlt : With Sf\ov < > ly.
"If a man defaults when he is trusted
ipon his honor he should he dealt with by
an iron hand. H seems ridiculous to elect a
man by the franchise of the people , to re
quire him to pass the crucial test of a cam
paign and after election require the s'imo
citizens who selected him to give a money
bond guaranteeing that tie will not steal ; it
reflects discredit upon the acts of the
people. It is inconsistent with our forms
of government. It is easy enough for
any man elected by popular vote to give a
bond. If necessaryhe has only to Inform a
banker that his deposits are at the bank's
disposal and the bond N forthcoming : but
what guaranty is there for the people in a
bond as it is nowadays made f If wo would
trust public officers moro upon their honor ,
select them for their honesty as well as their
capability and popularity , and then rix laws
for punishment , not guaglng defalcation by
dollars named In a bond , wo would natur
ally elevate the standard for men
who set oflice. Now it is not a question of
integrity as much as a man's ability to get
elected. People say his bond secures the
state or the government ; it doesn't. It fixes
a premium upon dishonesty by naming the
limit above which an ollicer can steal. A
cabinet ofllcer has no bond to give , and yet
ho disburses much moro money than a state
treasurer , and none has ever defaulted. I
don't believe in llxing a standard for ono
officer thai ci ! nnot bo adapted for another.
The bond business is a farce. "
Thought Their Tlinu Hail Como.
An amusing illustration of the trepidation
among tlio clerks' in the departments was
furnished at the Postolllce department today.
Postmaster General Bissell , in hie' desire to
reorganize republican clcrksout of ofllcc , docs
not wait for the cumbersome red tape
methods Hitherto employed , but sends down
a list to the appointment clerk , and then
sends for victims on his list , and notifies
them that their resignations are wanted.
Hence a summons to thoanpointment clerk's
oHIce has como to bo regarded by tbo Post
ollleo department clerks pretty much in the
light of the visit of the sheTlff on the morn
ing of execution.
Yesterday morning the twelve clerks In
the appointment division were horrified , one
after the other , to hear the electric bell in
each man's room summon him to Appoint
ment Clerk Fenton's office. Those who
dallied a moment to arrange the papers on
their desks were startled by a second ring
ing , louder and lonirur than the lirst. There
was a rush along the corridors and the clerks
in the other rooms , hearing tbo bells and
seeing the victims on their way to tlio iriiil-
lotine , looked up In sympathy , and
then speculated how soon their
turn would come. The twelve
clerks Hied Into Mr. Fenton's office ,
an > l the latter looked up in surprise at the
Invasion. They explained that they had
been suinmnnud hastily. Mr. Fenton re
plied that he had not called them , and that
the da.of . their executi'in ' had not therefore
arrived. Meanwhile the bells were still
ringing. Mr. Fenton looked arounu for an
explanation un.l found it in the person of a
portly visitor who , in order to impress his !
eloquence uH | > n Mr. Fenton the moro impres
sively , had sat down on the keyboard in Mr.
Fenton's desk which connected the electric
wires with all the bells in the rooms of the
different clerks.
The clerks were too grateful for their es
cape to make any reproachful remarks to the
innocent cause of their terror , but Mr. Fen-
ton invited him to get on" the table.
. .Miilnttimliii- SeimtoV liinly.
Visitors who while in Washington pro
pose to view the United States senate should
bo careful to remember always the awful
solemnity of the spectacle on winch they are
penult ted to gaze. Visitors to the house of
representatives are permitted almost all
free loin from restraint , except that they
must not bring dogs into the galleries , and
must exercise self-restraint when chewing
tobacco. But in tbo senate galleries the ut
most decorum must always bo preserved. No
person is permitted to lay an overcoat or
wrap on the railing in front of the scats
overlooking the semite chamber , nor are men
permitted to hold their hats beyond the rail
ing. There is an awful tradition that once
u | > on u time a man who carelessly leaned his
hand over the railing , dropped the hat ho
held , and that it fell upon the head of a sen
ator , who was sitting upon u sofa Just be
low.
low.Tho
The other day an old lady had been sitting
in ono of tlio galleries for half an hour , tryIng -
Ing to follow Senator Turpio's giv.it speech
on the disputed salts of the appointed sena
tors. After a while she grow tired and
picked up a newspaper which some other
spectator had left behind him. She r.'aJ it
about two minutes , when some senator ,
glancing ut > in the gallery , observed her
aw ful tireaeh of decorum. The chief of the
pages was nut Hied of the crime and a mo
ment later a messenger was hurried up into
the gallery to notify the old lady of the
enormity cf her offense. She was so morti
fied at the publlo reproof for a moment's
thoughtlessness that she led the gallery ,
but the dignity of the United States sciiato
had been vindicated , P. S. H.
lt'AN TltACT SUCIKTV.
It * .Hl\tyiiBhtli : Amnfiit Meeting Held I.iU :
Night lit Work.
WASHINGTON- . a , April O.-Tho Wash
ington mooting of the sixty-eighth anniver
sary of the Aniene-in Tract siclety was hold
tonh'ht In the Luther Place Memorial
church. Hov. J. O ( Uutlbr , D.D. , pastor :
ox-Justice William Strong , president ot the
society , presided. An' eloquent sermon was
preached by K-JV. David .fanes Burroll ,
D.D. , pastor Mirblo Collegiate churc.li of
New York , on the need and value of tin )
homo mission work of this great mission iry
society.
The missionary secretary , Kov. William
Klce , D.D. , gave a synopsis of the annual
report , calling1 attention to the four special
features of the society's work.
To provide a depository of evangelical
non-sectarian literature in the various lan
guages of the world. This Includes over I'-
100 distinct p lollcations In lf-0 languages.
Of these , In sixty-cight years HO.OOO.OOO vol
umes have been circulated , besides more
than 415.0011,000 tracts and 'J-JO,000,000 copies
of periodicals.
A system of gratuitous distribution of its
literature to Christian workers to aid in
reaching the people with the gospel. These
grants are made throuzh pastors , mission
aries , Young Men's Christian association ,
Christian Endeavor societies. King's Daugh
ters , chaplains and volunteer lay workers.
There has been expou.led . ' ,400.00' ' ) hi this
work during the society's organization.
Union missionary eoliwtago , a system by
which there have been employed on an aver
age about ITfi missionaries annually who
have made more than M.l.'O.OiH ) family
visits and circulated about 15,700 ,
000 volumes among the scattered and-
the most needy spiritually ot our population ,
including iinmlinMiits and Indians. Its for-
el-.Mi work in which its grant to the foreign
missionaries of evangelical churches , cash
and clcctrotj PCS for printing and illustrat
ing Christian truth in the languages of the
people among whom they labor. The ex
penditures in this department have exceeded
jTT.'JOO.
Tlio report for" the past year shows re
ceipts from all sources in round numbers of
6370,000. There have been employed IStS col-
poi tcrs laboring in thirty-six states and ter
ritorieswho have made 140.0JO farnilv visit ? ,
in over 100,000 of which they conducted re
ligious exercises. ' .
They circulated I'JL-I.VJ
volumes. They found about 1'J.OOO families
without any religious books except the bible
and nearly 7.000 Protestant families without
the bililo. They found over'JS.OiU professedly
Protestant families who never attend
church. They addressed .1,419 public re
ligious meetings. The grants for the year
amounted to about iK.YOOO.
ALMOST Itr.ADY TO AI > , MiilN.
Hnil of the 1'rcHriit Se.ii.iuii of tlm Semite
Driiu-lng Ncur ,
WAMIIXIITOX , D. C. , April 9. The sciiato
has practically completed its work and is
now waiting for the president to bring the
session to a close. Alt idea of passing upon
the questions involved in the appointment of
the three senators from the northwest has
been abandoned and that matter will to left
fir disposition at the next session. The
grounds for this course are , llrst , that many
senators are still undecided how to vote
upon the propositions Involved. Second ,
many others dcsiro to.address a full senate ,
and third , the llnal and .conclusive reason
that thero'ls not a voting quorum in the city
at present.
It is said that about Tucs.lay the senate
will appoint a committee to wait upon the
president and ask hint If ho has further busi
ness to lay before the body. It is assumed
by the senators generally that the only real
important matter that remains to bo com
municated is the nomination to the court
ol appeals of the District of Colum
bia , for unless this is filled be-
fo.'o adjournment there Is likely
to bo a ( ( deadlock in the business. Although
the impression prevails that nearly all the
foreign missions have been filled the records
( Inclosed the fact that no < iomlnations have
yet been made to twenty of those important
places. The list is Argentine Republic , Bo
livia. Urazil , China , Colombia , Ecuador ,
Hayti , Hawaii , Italy , Hussia. Corea , Liberia ,
Paraguay and Uruguay , Persia. Portugal ,
San Domingo , Slam , Sweden and Norway ,
Turkey and Venezuela.
Most important of these is , porhaos ,
Uussla , and it is surmised in some quarters
that the delay in making a change there
arises from a desire to await tlio possible
action of the Husslan government raising
the grade of its Washington mission to an
embassy , which wilt admit of the nomina
tion of another ambassador by the president
in that case , lint in the malority of these
cases there is good reason why the places
cannot bo illled by appointment , subject to
confirmation when the 'senate meets again
next session , and therefore the impression
prevails at the capital that the present
session will adjourn some time next week.
ttKl.UilUUS VUXdllK.'iS.
Tart Hint Will Ilii Taken In It by Ih ; , lcwe
nt the World' * I'ulr.
NBW YOIIK , April 9.-Hov. Dr. Joseph Sll-
vcrman , who was appointed on the commit
tee of arrangements for the Jewish religious
World's fair congress , has just returned
from a mectihg of the committee held in
Chicago.
"There is , " Dr. Silverman says , "some
misapprehension about the part which the
Jews will talco in the religious congress
which will be held during the World's fail-
in Chicago. Some have thought that all
these religious congresses were inadvisable
on account of the possibiliey of their giving
rise to religious discussions of an acrimoni
ous nature.
"Una. r the arrangements that have been
made such contingencies will bo obviated.
Every denomination will have its own religious -
ligious congress of national or international
ehni-jetcr , at which iuiiers | will bo road and
discussions held by tlm same denominations.
No two religious congresses will como into
contact.
"Hcsldes these independent religious congresses -
grosses there will bo n parliament of re
ligious lasting several ijays. In this parlia
ment there will be jio open discussion on
any topic. Arraugomiiuls have been made ,
however , that persons desiring further in
formation upon the subjects treated by the
respective representatives of the denomina
tions may consult them via private rooms set
aside for that purpose. '
"Tho .lows' religious foongross will he ln
on Auirust is and extend for several days.
Eminent divines of ICumpo and America
have been Invited to ie , l papers on various
subjects. It will give an opportunity for
correcting many of tbn misapprehensions
that are current aboul Judaism and also for
refuting many of the false statements of the
anti-Semites of Europo. This last is ono of
the most Important benefits that will accrue
from the Coluaibian World's fair , not only to
Judaism , but to all tminklnd.
Lost Their Trnm nnilVugon. .
CASIT.II , Wyo. , April ! ) . [ Special Telegram
toTim BEI : . | The party of surveyors out
with Colonel A. M Gibsjii yesterday near
the White Ash coal mines mistook a road
used last winter to cross the river on the ice
for a ford and drove In. The wagon and
team were lost and as yet have not been
found. None of the party were injured. The
suivoyors are at Dcssjiner waiting for a
team to bring them back to town.
ot Ocu.in SttMiinrr ? , April I ) .
At New York Arrived Umbria , from
Llverpoil : SiMiidla , .fro-H Hamburg ; La
( jiisw-ouno. from Havra
At Bremen Arrived -Dresden , from Haiti-
more.
At London Arrived Maine , from Phila
delphia.
WAS CAUSED BY THE BISHOP
Anti-Masonic Riot in Peru the Outgrowth of
a Ohurch Circular.
PRELATE OF AREOUIPA AT THE BOTTOM
IIli rnixmlr Atilnit : Secret Order * I.cud * to
tlio Intcrimtlniml IHIllrulty .Moll At-
tudu ( lie ( lovcrntncnt llulldlnc ill
Smiting ! ! South American Nous.
\CnpyrtyMttl \ l/ni hu Jam'-i finiilmi Itcnnrll. ]
LIMA , Peru , ( via ( ialveston , Tox. . ) April
0. ( By Mexican Cable to the New York
Herald Special to Tun Uir. : . ] The wound
ing of a consular agent of the United States ,
which Minister Hicks reported to the Wash
ington government , occurred at Mollendo ,
Peru , on March ! ! 5. Acting under Instruc
tions from the Herald. I send the particulars
of the riot during which the consular agent
was Injured.
'I'ho trouble grow out of tlio atitl-Masonlo
demonstrations which have lately boon
mule in Peru under the direction of the
ilshop of Arcguip.i. Masonic rites were he-
ing observed at the lodge room in Mollendo
on the evening of March 25. A portion of
llio musical program was performed by the
iCstudiantma America company , which was
on its way to the Chicago exposition. Dur-
ng the ceremonies a mob attacked the
jullding. Many stones were thrown , and
those were participating in tho. rites were
Irivcn from the linlge room. Hnvlng driven out
the Masons the mob sioke.l llm lo.lgo room
and burned the building. The furniture in
.ho room and the instrument : ) belonging to
the Kstudlniitina America company were ro-
noved to tlio street , piled in a heap and
.hen burned.
A few shots were llred during the melee ,
one of which wounded the American con
sular agent. Kmllio do CaseorUi , In the
eg. It is said that the riots
were caused by the action of the Masons in
gnoring an edict against their ceremonies
which was issued by the Uonian Catholic
iiishopof Arenuipu. Thesub-nrefcct of police.
\vlio made no effort to protect the Masons in
tlieli riot , has been dismissed by the govern
ment , and will bo placed on trial. Kopjrts
from Mallendo say it is quiet there now.
Thr < > : ueiHMl Hovoll ill lU'iitidor.
PANAMA , Colombia ( via Oalveston , Tox. ) ,
April' ) . [ Hy Mexica.i Cable to the New-
York Herald Special to Tun Hur. ] Kx-
citement has -been caused in Guayaquil ,
ICcuador , by the discovery of eighty cases of
arms which had been landed there without
the knowledge of the.govcrnment. The own
ers of the arms had loaded them upon a ves
sel bound for Tumbex. Peru , but under cover
ofnljjht the vessel returned and put the
arms on ICcuadorian sail. This' incident has
aroused the fear of the authorities that a
revolution Is being planned , and that it was
intended to deceive the government by pre
tending to ship arms out of the country ,
bring them back and keep them in hiding
until needed for use in the proposed revolu
tion.
SiTtireil a Coaling Station.
The American minister to ICcuador has
signed a treaty with that government under
which the United States ) : as been ceded an
island for a coaling station.
A telegram from Cartagena says that
President Nunez has received a cable
dispatch from M. Monchicourt , liquidator
dater of the Panama Canal company ,
thanking him for bringing the canal compli
cations to a happy ending by signing the
contract for extcnuing the concessions. In
extending the concessions Colombia has in
creased her debt ° . , OlK.000 ) francs and has
assured the liquidators of the validity of the
contracts. A half million francs must bo paid
this year. An inventory is to bo taken
of the canal properly , including the rolling
slock. The old bonds are to bo retained
until new ones are issued , and as a guaranty
of the new contract. All disoutcs which
hereafter arise are to be settled through
diplomatic channels or by submission of the
question to the supreme court of Colombia.
CblliN Political TroiihliM , '
VAU-AUAI-O , Chill , ( via Cialvcston Tex. , )
April 9. [ By Mexican Cable to the New
York Herald Special to THE Bii.j : : A
dispatch has just been received from San
tiago which says that an attack was made
on the government buildings by a mob. Tlio
mob was driven away , but in consequence of
the disorders martial law is reported to have
been declared in the provinces of Santiago ,
Valparaiso and Aconeaqua.
Meanwhile President Montt has requested
the members of his cabinet , who resigned on
Friday , to meet with him and tranacts impor
tant business until suitable men have been
found to take their places. The task of
forming a now cabinet will probably bo un
dertaken by Isidore Krraguru.
The prefect of police and commandato of
arms have tendered their resignations. 101
Ferro Carrll says the resignations have been
followed by the discovery of a quantity of
arms which had been concealed.
Ilni7.tr * lliuy ItitvolntlonliM.
The Herald's correspondent In Illo tele
graphs that three transports have sailed for
Uio Grande do Sul , Brazil , carrying ,000
soldiers to tight the revolutionists. Colonel
Salmada has joined the revolutionary forces.
Tlio Herald's correspondent In Artlgas says
that Pina's division is marching toward
Uruguayan ; ! . General Hippolyte is near the
Uruguay border with ! i , . " > 00 men in his com
mand.
A fund of 2,000 centoj has been received at
the federal headquarters at Alogroto. The
fund Is to bo used In carrying on tlio war.
Baron Lucena sent SOJ centos to the revo
lutionists.
There is trouble batween the states of
Catamarca. and 'Santiago in Ar
gentina. The chief of polluo of
Catamarca followed souio of the
rebels of that state into the state of Santi
ago. There ho was cast Into prison and his
release has been demanded by the governor
of Catamarca.
Huron Branco bus been appointed the rep
rcsentatlvo of Brazil in the arbitration of
the Mlsslones questions.
m\n.s : HV IIKIUANDS.
ItoiiKb Trc.it.in-lit ol mi Ami.Tlo.iii Travtd-
hiK In .Mexico.
CiiuirAiiin , M''x. , April 0 The mineral
mule train which arrival hero last nt ht
from the 15 ilipol.is inlrli3 : district , In the
western part of the state , brought the llrst
news of an attack of the brigands rnudo
upan an American ir.imo.l L. F. Tcndick ,
formerly of Colorado. Mr. TimJick an I serv
ant set out froni ( Juiiyanris , lu the state of
Sonora , about three weeks ago for an over
land trip the to Balipotas district , where lir-
contemplated investing in mines. When
within about sixty miles of Halipotas they
were suddenly attacked by a band of ten
brigands. Mr Tcndick and his servant at
tempted to defend thenibulves but were over
powered and beaten Into insensibility bj the
outlaws
Mr. Tondldt % .vas robbed o ! a large amount
of money and both burros which the in en
were riding were taken. After hours of
severe suffering upon recovering his senses ,
Mr. Tcndick sought accommodations nt the
homo ol n goat border on the mountains ,
while his servant made his way to Uallpotas
and secured the necessary assistance to
bring Mr. Tendick to camp. The authorities
were notlllcd and are in pursuit of the
bandits.
MIIXH'AN rilOt.lCS ! AltOlNKD.
Dcli-ntlon liy tlip AutliorllliM uf i Young
\Vonmii Who WUIiiMlto Tiller n Comeiit.
CITY op Mi\ioo : , April 9. Theiv is con
siderable excitement among the Catholics of
this city over the alleged retton of the gov
ernment oftlcials In forcibly detaining Miss
.losusa I < opo ? , a young lady ami daughter of
a prominent merchant , who left hero last
Tuesday fur Lafayette , La. , where she waste
to enter a convent as a nun.
The reform laws of Mexico piohlblt con
vents and no woman H ullcwed to take the
veil. Miss Iopehowever , de lred to enter
a convent In the United States and her
wishes were acceded to bv her parents. She
left here via the Mexican National road and
had gotten as far as Satlllo. over 9IK ) miles
north of this city , when the. train wasbo.irded
by police ofllcors who took the lady oiT and
accompanied her back to the City of Mexico.
The authorities hero claim that the brothers
of the youngli-.dy were opposed to her enter
ing a convent and ordered her detention , but
Catholics claim tli.it the arrest was upon
orders of government authorities because the
prisoners were attempting to violate the
convent law.
U'rri'iieil liy mi iirlllilkc. : : | : .
Iiii. : UADi ; , April 9. A severe earthquake
was felt in many parts of Servia yesterday.
The \illage of Veliki Popovltch was tumbled
into ruins and several inhabitants were
Killed. Deaths in wrecked houses are re
ported from other villages in the kingdom.
llrrlni ; Sun Arbitration ,
LONDON- , April 10. The Paris i-orrospjn'
dent of the Daily Telegraph says that the
Hering sea arbitrators have decided to give
their judgment as to the admlssibility of the
Urltlsh supplementary report to evidence on
next Wednesday.
On tint I'.irU Konr r. *
P.uiis , April 9. Prices on the bourse dur
ing the week were firm. Variations in the
main were unimportant ; it per cent rentes
declined 25 francs ; Uio Tinto , 75 francs ;
Credit Fonder advanced 2' ' . ; francs.
lloth \ \ ere. lEe.imlilldint.
PAHI * , April 9. The senatorial election in
the Department of the Dromo toJay resulted
in the choice of M. Liurcn. runnln g against
M. Piivou. Both are republicans.
Sci/cd nn Inland.
PAIIIS , April 9. The governor of French
Cochin China telegraphs that the French
troops took possession on April of Kulion
island. The Siamese withdrew without
offering any resistance.
XIHI YUliK'S H .ITKIt t > fl'l't.r.
Costly Work to Tree It from Cmitiimi-
. nntlonVliole Villii : , " < M Destroyed.
Nr.w YoiiK , April 9. The war for the
purification of this city's water supply con
tinues. The objective point just now is
Urewsters , a village of-100 houses and proba
bly 1,500 inhabitants. A number of these
houses have been condemned and will soon
bo food for the torch. In the main street
there arc fifty houses without any system of
drainage. These will bo allowed to remain
About fifty houses on stilts along the east
branch of the Croton , which drain directly
into the stream , will have to go. Probably
nowhere arc the residents so concerned over
tlie'situatlon as at Carmel , another village
contributing to the pollution of the water
supply. Here the houses are of a superior
class and many of them have been occupied
by the present tenants for decades.
A special plea has been put in for the
school house , but it will bo of no avail. It is
estimated that lifty houses in Carmel alone
will bo destroyed
( ultra CnnilKiiinunt ot Them Itcnuh ChlniKo
ICnrnuto to Aimtnos'i , li. :
CHIC too , 111. , April 9. [ Special Telegram
toTnn Bcc. ] A lot of moonshiners , coun
terfeiters and criminals of other ilk from
Alabama stopped over in Chicago yesterday
on their way to the United States prison at
Anamosa , la. This morning Captain Ma-
houoy received a telegram from United
States Marshal White of the southern state
to have the patrol wagon in readiness at the
union depot to receive the prison
ers. They arrived at Ilfi5 : over
the Alton road and were locked up-
at the Desplaines street station , whore they
were hold until 11 o'clock tonight. All were
typical southerners. Their costumes were
made up of large hats , Jeans trousers , flannel
shirts and largo boots. Encircling their
waists were cartridge belts with re
volver holster on each side. The moon
shiners declared tlr.it an injustice was done
to them In sentencing them to the peniten
tiary , but they take the matter as a joke.
l.verclRt : * l y tlm MnrmonH.
SALT LAKE CITY , U. T. , April 9. Largo
crowds thronged at the gates of the taber
nacle today , but they were not opened , an
almost unprecedented tiling. Everybody ex
pected a largo and fervid service , but none
at all was held. Instead the regular cere
monies were repeated In the temple this fore
noon and this afternoon to two separata
squads of 2.150 people , comprising delega
tions for the first time of "recommended"
saints from this city. Heretofore outside
states have had the monopoly , but today
about threi.-fourths of all who passed
through wore from this city.
This morninir ono of the heaviest and
nastiest little hliards of the Reasons fell in
this valley with a dashing .snow and alkali
sweepings of wind , but most of the day was
clear and pleasant.
W.int I" I.yiirli Him.
SAMNKan. . , April 9. John Hudson , sup-
jiosed to bo the negro who last Wednesday
so brutally treated Mrs. .1. M. Frost and
crushed in her baby's .skull , was arrested
tonight and partially Identified by Mrs.
Frost. A mob of UOi ) excited citizens sur
rounded the jail tonight In nn endeavor to
lynch Hudson , but at lliO : ! o'clock dispersed ,
saying that they would assemble again In
the morning and .ml > - : . < Hudson then gave a
satisfactory -story clearing himself of the
charge they would surely string him up.
Trouble Is feared , as the mob scorned deter
mined and the sheriff Is bound to preserve
his prisoner for the law.
Until Young I..iillcH on Tlm * ,
I'tiiiTMND , Oro. , April 9. Miss Edith Day
returned to Portland this morning over the
Southern Paciiic , hiving completed her
10,000 mile railroad journey through the
United States and Mexico in sovontoun days
and fourl03ii and one-half horn- ; . Miss DJO
little loft Chicago at the same time and trav
eled in an opposite dlre.-tlon. Sl.o traveled
the entire distance according to s-uiodulu.
HO TOV , Mass , AprilMiss ' Hossld
Mitchell arrived in Boston from Now York
at 0:15 : jcsionliy morning , promptly on
schedillo time. At : 'M she was spending to
wards Chicago , \\hero her Journey ends.
Mm'Mrreil Whllo Cnrmitu to Church ,
G.U.VKITOX , Tex. , April 9. A News special
from Llviti'-'ston says : George Snow and
Arthur Gainer were going to church wit It
J. W. Peeble-j aivl his daughter , Miss
IJmina , when they were mot b\ Arthur
Fields , who lulled Snow and shot Gainer
four times Gainer was nut seriously hurt.
Fields was shot twice ana his wouuus are
fatal. No cause tniown ,
Results of the Meeting of State Boards of
Health nt Now York.
DID NOT RECOGNIZE HIE GOVERNMENT
In Their riium to 1'ruviMil HIP Comlni ; of
C'liolrrii They Mute No 1'lnre tor
the Nntliiiml Authorities-
A Tew Otliilonn | ,
Nnw YOIIK , April O.-Tho fnll.iroof . the
conference of delegates from the state
boards of health , which has just finished Its
session In this city , to recogul/.o the national
government as a factor In enforcing quaran
tine regulations has left many of the mem
bers In an unhappy frame of mind.
The proposition to pay a number of the in-
specters In service between state lines
mder the United States marh-o hospital
id-vice failed of adoption , the disappointed
ones say , because there was not time enough
o make the light for It against a compar.i-
Ively small portion of the conference which
opposed It.
"I believe that a large majority of the con-
erenco was In favor of sharing the respotisl-
illlty with the national government. " said
> r. H. H. Hakerof Mtchiiran , the treasurer
if the national organi/atlon , to a reporter.
Ml is something which is in perfect nccowl
vitli the law recently passed by congress ,
ind unless the state authorities maintain
lU'irantlno provisions which nro considered
imple , the- national marine hospital si rvico
will assist anyway. "
nature to Iccniitl/.e thu rinviTiiillrnt.
"Why then did the conference vote not to
rccognl/o the national government. ' " he was
asked.
"Because a few of those present made
such a hot light against it , " ho said. " .SOIIKJ
of the delegates were very much afraid thai
the rights of the states were to be infrinirej
on. Wo had so ninny other things to do that
there was no time to light it out. "
"Do you think the resolutions passed by
: ho representatives of the states in thd
Mississippi valley will bo carried into ef
fect ( "
"I do. Secretary Carlisle will bo asked to
ippolnt , a commission to visit the Kuropeau
ountrics from which cholera seems most
Ikely to ho imported , to ascertain what is
thoe-nditlon there and what is the apparent
( auger to this country from it. I do not
think Mr. Carlisle can refuse to do this
when ho considers that all of the great states
in the interior are represented in the
request. "
"Do you consider the results of the confer
ence satisfactory ( "
"With the exception of that part which
liiul to do with the question of rccogni/.inij
the national authorities , 1 do. It has somu
value , In that it has brought the health
oftlcors of so many states into direct con
sultation with the surgeon general of thu
Marine hospital. We want a barricade/
igainst infectious diseases drawn from the
Janadian line to a point far enough smith to
include the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. Wo
want an inspection service on every trans-
mrtatlon line , and wo have it established ;
for a considerable portion of the distance. "
Minncitotii'H Sjxlein.
Dr. Charles N. Howctt , executive oftlccr of
the health board of Minnesota * aid that
among the most important precautions to betaken
taken was a svslem of notifications from the
health officers at the port of New York to
the health boards In the interior. Minnesota
liail such a system. Whenever tin immigrant
lands from an infected port or an infected
ship Wo are iiifoi'mell whether lie Intends
coming to our state. Dr. Jenkins sends us by
wire the time of departure of the immi
grants , tlio number in the party , and the
ilisoaso with which they may possibly bo
contaminated. Our state pijs : the telegraph
tolls anil is glad to io ! it. "
"Is this "
not expensive ?
"We have a cipher which enables a great
deal of Information to be sent in ten words. "
"Can you trace these immigrants on their
nrrival in Minnesota ; "
"Wo can trace a great many. "
"Havo you prevented the'spread of con
tagious diseases by this system ! "
"Of those wlio came last year there were
sixteen cases of sickness on arrival. They
had measles and diphtheria. They were : i&
once Isolated and placed under the health
regulations and no further spread of the dia-
case resulted. "
: : , " > .sro//.v.
Hold Now York I'ohtulllcu Tlilovcx Mnko
llli.Haul. .
Niw YOIIK. April 9. Thopostofllco author
ities are much exercised ouer a robber1 ot
registered packages , which occurred early
last week , between this city and Babylon ,
L. I. Every effort was made to prevent the
details of the affair bucnming public , and it
is only now that an Inkling of the robbery
leaks out.
At tbo postollleo oftleial information was
denied. Mr. Jenkins said : "In time every
thing will come out and it will be a good
story when it does como out. "
The history of the robbery is that Monday
afternoon the train which leaves Long Island
City at half-past o'clock , and to which Is
attached the mall car which carries the reg
istered mail , took out two registered pack
ages , valued at $10,000. Thesu packages , it
Is alleged , were rilled of their contents at
some point between thg New York postodlca
and Babylon , but just where and by whom is
what the authorities would like to know.
The loss was not discovered until the pack
ages had reached the point of destination.
The packages are brought from the Now
York postolllce by a special wagon , to which
Is detailed in addition to the driver a special
clerk , whose duty it is to see that the matter
is safely turned over to the agent in charge.
of the railroad mail. The latter in1 t re
ceipt for the packages and keep them until
called for by the cleric of the mail i ur. who
must in ins turn receipt for them in a book
for the purpose.
The registered matter passed through
thcso channels last Monday as usual. Tin ;
afternoon train mail car was in charge of
Clerk Lincoln. When he received the pack
ages they seemed to bo all right , he says ,
and thcrowas no external evidence that they
had been tampered with. It is asserted that
the authorities have a certain Individual
under surveillance and that before another
day has passed ho will bo In custody.
XKir VOltK'ti
l.lmitmmnt ( ioveriuir Slieehnn Inlri'
Illnmclt In IIH Dun-Hum .
NEW YOIIK. April' ) . Lieutenant Governor
Slieehaii returned from Washington today
after visiting President Cleveland In the
interest of certain Now York appointments.
"I went to see the president in regard to
offices vacant or soon to bo vacant In Buffalo
and the wcr.tern part of Now- York , " said
Mr. Shciihan. " 1 am not a member af the
state committee nor have I any par
ticular interest In Now York City *
otlices , but in HulTulo thcro is a col
lector of the port , an internal rovcmio
collector , u postmaster and several other
otllccsin which I am Interested. I called on
the president In company with Senator
Murphy. Mr. Cleveland told us that ho had
arranged to ire to Delaware , but would ho
pleased to sco mo Monday or some other
day. I will return to Washington later in
the week , probably Friday. "
Daniel S. U'linont , secretary of war , waa
also In the city. " 1 am In town to see Mrs.
Lament and tbo children , that Is all , " ho
said. " 1 have no appointments with politi
cians nor do 1 know anything definite con
cerning Now York City or state patronage. "
Api > Inlit.
Ilni.KNA. Mont. , April -Governor Kick *
nrdn has appointed n full delegation to the
transmlssiaslppt conyi'dM , nil of whom nr * .
pledged to attend ,