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THE OMAffii DAILY BEE.
TWENTY-SECOND YEAK. OMAHA. SATURDAY CORNING , MAY 20 , 1893. NUMBER 23-1.
Iportant Questions Before the General
Assembly Regarding Them.
.PORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE
I In llio Piirpoio of Die Clitirch la Mnln-
; tnln Direct nnil Completa Control of
the Hchonln I'rnceeilliiE *
1) . C. , May 10. The second
( y's session of the Presbyterian general
Hcmhly was opened with devotional
Jr. Harslm of Nebraska moved the np-
ntincnt of n committee to formulate cm
Iprcsslon of opinion on the Chinese oxclu-
Im net , as It afTccti foreign missionary
| irk. Adopted.
Vftcr sonic routine business had been dts-
Iscd of , ex-Moderator Young projected Into
Ib proceedings the 11 rat of the Important
ficstlons before the assembly , the report of
I'o committee upon the relation of the
iscmhty and the theological seminaries. It
Ivercd the history nnd methods pursued by
f o committee on the progress of Its work ,
i well ns the history of the relations of the
fiscmbly nnd of the theological seminaries ,
'ginning with the organization of the in-
itutlon at Princeton , which acknowledged
to general assembly ns Its patron nnd
nirco of power and authority. The com-
flttce says :
I'.Il l.slhusnvldonccd that nt the tlmo of the
mimtloriof the Hint theological humlnary of
< u I'rcsbyterlnn church , It was the purposu of
.10 church to maintain direct nnd complete
lontrol by Its general assembly of tlio tcach-
ligs nnd propurty of Its theological .soml-
lurle.s. As thu church grow In numbers otlmr
ToinlnnrloR nnd schools were formed , some of
Jliom on substantially tlio EIUDO plan as that
I Tlio if renter portion of the property hold by
IliCKO corporations Is not hold In trust for tlio
Tcncriil assembly of the Presbyterian church ,
lor Is It given tlio direct control , management
Ir disposition of tlio baniu by the terms of
| -charters. .
The committee snys It cntno to no conclu-
lion ns to whnt method should bo .adopted
| > y the church , cither by securing a more ef
fective control over the property and teach-
Rigs of existing seminaries or of securing-
lontrol of the teachings and property of
Elder Thomas McDougall of Cincinnati
[ inserted that It would not bo long until four
Times the present number of ministerial
Lrnduntcs will bo needed. This only ac-
I-cntuutcd the need of careful control of
Ihosc institutions. In conclusion , Mr. Me-
IJougall snid ho believed thc.tlmo had come in
[ ho matter of the control of theological sem
inaries when the genius of the Presbyterian
jjhurch should be , nt best , equal to the cx-
kcutivo ability displayed in ordinary busi-
Jncss , and that if any teacher employed for
In specific purpose nt a specific salary should ,
for any reason , become unfit to discharge his
duties , n way might bo found to dispense
with his services without splitting up the
church. fApplnuse. ]
Dr. Koborts moved that the report bo n/- )
proved nnd thnt the committee be continued.
After some discussion , u vote of thanks
was extended to the committee for its dill-
trence , and it was continued for further
At the Afternoon Sc8M3u.
) At the afternoon session n-rcsolution'was
ado ] i toil authorising a committee to invite
President Cleveland to visit the assembly at
his convenience. - ii .
Hov. Charles A. Dickeychairman of the
i special committee on judicial commissions ,
reported in favor of sending an overture
down 19 the presbyteries for n change in
Chapter xiil , section 118 , so as to provide
thnt the general assembly , each synod and
each presbytery shall-have power to appoint
judicial commissions from their respective
bodies , consisting.of ministers and elders , In
numbers not less than eighteen from the
general assembly , twelve from any synod
nnd seven from any presbytery. All judicial
cases nro to bo submitted to the commissions
nnd their decisions shall bo subject to re
versal only by the superior judicatory , ex
cept in matters of law , which shall bo re
ferred to the appointing judiciary for adjudi
cation and also all matters of legislation and
doctrine may bo reviewed by the appointing
I board nnd by the superior Judicatory ,
1 The assembly adopted this report and or-
idorcd the overtures sent down.
Hov. Dr. Smith , chairman of the commit
tee on church unity , reported tliat it hud ,
liccn deemed best to drop for the present , a
lilscusslon of the dlfl'crcnccs between ( ho
Two churches ajd ( leaving to the future the
fork of securing the organic external union
I Tno correspondence bet ween thoconimltteo
Jr.d the Kpiscop.il commission in the past
rear wns read and great interest shown In
1 Hov. Charles Ij. Thompson , chairman of
he committee on co-operation with other
liurchc's , presented the third annual report
W-thnt committee for consideration in rtn
Kction with the previous report. The com-
/ittco recommended that no church be cs-
libllshcd by either of the denominations
lamed in a Hold fully occupied and properly
Pared for by an evangelical organization.
I Without action upon thu reports the gen-
Iral assembly adjourned until tomorrow
Inil proceeded In n body to call at the white
J , The series of woman's nicotines , In conncc- !
lion with the general assembly , began today
fvlth that of the women's executive com-
Enlttco of homo missions , which assembled IllIll
she Church of the Covenant. Hoports were
read nnd addresses mndo nnd this evening ra
liioimlai- meeting was addressed by the synod- >
iticiivji : ) Jiv Tin : I'KKSIOKNT.
| rrfdliytcrlun CoinmhKlnnorii mill Uonorul
Aftsitinhly Visitor * nt thn Wlnto llounr.
WASHINGTON' , D. C. , May 19 , President
and Mrs. Cleveland received the commission
ers and visitors to the general iibsombly min
Ilho Kast room. Mrs. Cleveland looked the
Ijmbodlincnt of good health.
Dr. Craig , moderator , was presented to
ho president by Dr. Bartlett , chairman of
[ the committee of arrangements , and made n
Ibrlof felicitous address. In conclusion Dr.
yralg delivered thu assembly's invitation to
Itho president to vlsl the assembly.
President Cleveland said in response :
' "Mr , Moderator nnd Gentlemen mid Ladles ;
II assure you it affords mo much personal
( gratification to meat on tills occasion the
Ij'oprc-scnlatlvca of that great religious de-
jiiomination which haa done so much to imvko
our people better nnd happier , nnd which
( is associated with ninny tender and pleasing
incidents of my individual experience , The
thought Is also In my mind that In thn light
ol my public duties nnd responsibilities ,
jthrro is a propriety in extending to you i u
welcome to this homo of thu nation's chief
"Wo still profess to bo n Christian people.
This means that no public olllco of nigh l,01' .
low degree should bo unmindful of the
restraints of religious sentiment.
"Yon will , I hope , permit mo to say that > ,
hough you do well to insist upon the con-
clentlous dischltrgQ of onicial obligations ,
nil though you ought never to shrink from
ho exposure of oftlclnl shortcomings , the
ontrlbutlon you o\Ve toward accomplishing
-ood government will not bo fully made
unless you teach the people by precept and
example that they will llnd their safety and
welfare In enforcing upon their publicscrv -
nuts thu observance of the mandates of
Christianity and morality.
"Thero ought 10 bo Inspiration In the
thought that our country's destiny is in our
iiwu ImmU , and it ought to dignify our
Americanism to feel and know that ihoso who
teach and these who govern , and these i in
yvery wulk of citizenship , have a share i In
our preservation ns n Christian people nnd
In the guaranty this affords of grand na
tional achievements. "
The visitors were then presented by name
teen the president by Dr. Bartlett and to Mrs.
Cleveland by Colonel J. M. Wilson , superin
tendent of buildings and grounds.
This evening a general meeting in behalf
ofWf the Sunday school work of the church
was held , in the general assembly today ,
perhaps the most Interest clustered about
the names of the members of the Judiciary
committee , for this Is the committee thnt
will pass upon the appcnl In the cnso of Dr.
Brlggs nnd will report to the assembly upon
then question of the propriety of that body
entertaining the appeal. The committee Is
for the most part made up of men who nro
known to bo conservative , that is , to bo
moro definite , antt-Bnggs men.
WOItfC OF TUB \VOMKX.
Attcnilnnce nt the Cungreit Yrnterilny the
f.arccst ot tlio Sonnloii.
Ciiic'Ano , III. , May 19. The nttcndnnco
today exceeded that of nny previous day of
the congress. Kvcry hall was filled nnd In
these where the principal conventions were
held ' the crowds that sought admission
would have filled n'spnco thrlco ns largo ns
thatalloted to them. Today was the last
day of the department nnd special con
gresses ; tomorrow will bo devoted to sessions
ot the general-congress only ,
The hall devoted to the meeting of the
national society of the Daughters of the
He volution was crowded with dclcgntcs.
Intermixed wore the curious ones , who came
'to see Ixjtltla Green Stevenson , the presi
dent general nnd wife of the vice i resident
of the United States. Mrs. Stevenson made
some interesting remarks that met with
Another particularly largo nudlcneo wns
thnt to which Mrs. M. French Sheldon , the
explorer , delivered uti address.
Mrs. Alice May Seudder , in talking nbout
the work of Christian Endeavor societies ,
said woman's highest attainment Is no longer
considered to bo tfio arrangement , of table
stuff or Ice cream , but she was expected to
exert n powerful rellirlous Influence.
Mrs. J. Ellen Foster addressed n large
meeting , under the auspices of the Nonpartl-
san Women's Christian Temperance union ,
on the "Relation of Immigration to the Tem
perance. Question. "
I illy Alieo Toomey of California read a
paper In the general congress ou the "Organ
ized Work of Catholics. "
The national alliance of Unitarian nnd
other liberal Christian women , the Western
Unitarian congress and members of the
Women's Unitarian conference of thePacillo
coast mot in a union meeting. There was a
largo attendance. Rev. Ida C. Hultln pre
sided. The chief addresses were by Mrs.
.Icnkin Lloyd Jofre.vs of Chicago , Julia Ward
Howe , Mrs. John A. Leonard of St. Louis ,
Mrs. B. Ward Dlx , Mrs. B. II. Davis of Now
York , Mrs. Kate Tupper Galpln of Cali
fornia and Airs. C. P. Wooley of Chicago.
President Hllltln aroused the greatest ap-
plailso , urging her women hearers to go
en masse to tlio World's fair on Sundays for
Mary A. Kenny , Florence Kelly nnd Susan
B. Anthony 'were notably prominent In the
discussion ct women's trndo unions , which
was a feature of the conference.
The ladies congress came near having a
serious .row today on account of an alleged
slight put upon Mrs. Helen M. Cougar. It
seems that the lady's name was omitted
from all official programs. Her friends
resented this insult , but when to
day it was reported that Mrs. May Wright
Sewall , president of the national council of
women , had yesterday issued a verbal order
to the presidents of the various departments
of the meetings to exclude Mrs. Gougar
from participation in .speech making , things
became decidedly warm.
Mrs. Gougai started on a still hunt and
President C. C. Bonney had to step in ns
peacemnker. The upshot of the whole nf-
fair is Unit Mrs. Sewall , who left this after
noon on a lecture tour , while declining to
talk to reporters on 'tho subject , 'in-
timnted that she Issued no such order ;
'Mrs. llonrottn , vice president , wrote a let
ter to Mrs. Goiicar saying she knew noth
ing of such an order , and President Bonnoy
poured oil on the troubled waters , so all was
MOIIHASKA MISSIONARY WOMEN" .
Society of tlio llnptUt Church Coucluilos n
Convention nt Hnstlncs.
HASTINGS , Neb. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to Tuu BKC. ] This was the second
and closing day of the first semi-annual
meeting of the Women's Baptist Foreign
Missionary society of the South Central as
sociation. In the morning after devotional
exercises led by jUrs. Ij. L. Palmer a consti
tution was adopted and ofllccrs elected for
the coming year. Kev. J. A. Armstrong gave
a bible reading on "Sho Until Done What
She Could , " and Mrs. E. II. Heed , Mrs. Mary
Carson nnd Mitchell made short addresses
on "OuKht Homo Work and Christian Duties
to conflict ! " discussions following.
In thu afternoon after devotional exer
cises , led by Mrs. Mary Hitchcock of Fre
mont , Miss Emma Fellman of Hastings read
a paper on the "Power of Organization. "
Mrs. K. N. Harris , Miss Lottlo Shepherd
nnd Mrs. Hilda Orrin spoke on the
once of Mission Work on our Lives. "
Miss Jennie Buzzlo led the discussion on
the "Boys Need as Careful Training as Girls
In Mission Work. " This evening Mrs. AV. .
Lanlnghaiu led the devotional exercises , and
tlirco addresses were made by Mrs. Martha
Vnnncss , Mr. II. W. Sycarns and Mr. J. J.
Kcelcr and the convention adjourned.
CuiulierliiiMl I'renhyturlAtu'Vorlc ,
Ltrri.B nocic , Ark. , May 10. The general
assembly of the Cumberland presbytery mot
this morning. The clerk announced the
moderator's committee appointments , Fif
teen overtures on tlio question of woman's
eligibility to the eldership were referred to
the committee on overtures , Among the
presbyteries presenting overtures were Dal ; 1-
las , Wneo.nnu West Plains.
Tlio report of the trustees of the Cumber
land university shows a healthy growth'In
all of the departments except the academic
and preparatory. The school has seventy-
elglit candidates for the ministry.
During the afternoon session , the special
committee appointed to report on thu right
of Mrs. T. L.
Chiggott to a seat as n com
missioner iu the assembly , reuortod four into
ono in favor of seating her. A minority toe
i > ort of some length was submitted by Hov.
Temploton of Texas. After n motion to sub
mit the minority report , u special cut oft
detiato until tomorrow.
At the night session Hov. W. L. Williams
of Iowa and Layman M. II. Sharp of Texas
were consecrated missionaries to Mexico.
After the Niintlity I'msx.
MACOX , Ga. , May It ) , The Presbyterian
assembly' South , convened n second day's
session today. Moderator I apsloy presided.
The presbytery of Memphis asked that here
assembly formulate u solemn and compre
hensive deliverance- from the gigantic evil
of newspaper publication on Sunday , saying
that unless something should bo done to
check the influence of ungodliness ; ro
would bo no really effective scriptural observance -
servanco of the Sabbath , The four points
to bo considered should
from spending tlio day In gathering news ,
ll0purchasing papers and giving sermons by
synopsis. The matter was referred , Sev- !
oral reports and plans were presented 1Vnd
discussed , but no further definite action
Knjolneil thu Army Onlcer.
WASUINOIOX , D. 0. , May 10. A telegram
has been received at the War department
from General Ilugcr , commanding the Jells
part ment of California , repeating n dls-
patch he received from Captain Carpenter ,
the oillcer who was sent to the Puyallun in-
diali reservation to prevent Mr. Koss from
srvunlawfully building a railroad across the
reservation , stating that mi injunction had
been served upon him by the circuit court ,
nroventlng him from Interfering with Uous.
Secretary Lament referred the matter iss.to
the attorney general , requesting him to have
the United titsten dUtrlct attorney defend
the ofllccr * . The enso will be heard at So-
GIVEN A ROYAL WELCOME
Aunt of the King of Spain Lands in Homo
of Democracy ,
ARRIVAL OF THE INFANTA IN NEW YORK
Ktilnllo Itocclvod n VVn * IlccomlnR Her
Ilnnk nnil Then Hurried Awny from
( iotlmm Itonnd for the Cnpl-
tut of tlio Nation.
NKW YonK , May 19. The Spanish steamer
Kclna Maria Chrlstana , bearing the Infanta-
Kulnlic and suite , arrived in the outer har
bor last night and cast anchor In the bay oft
Sandy Hook. Today dawned bright nnd
beautiful. The first vessel to visit the Spaa-
Ish steamer this morning was a tug
bearing the Spanish consul , vice
consul and the officers of the
Spanish War vessels In port , who went to
pay their respects to the representative of
the queen resent. It was soon followed by
the United States dispatch boat Dolphin ,
followed shortly by the Spanish war ship
Infanta Isabel. At about 11 o'clock the In
fanta ICulalie was transferred to the latter
vessel and preceded by the Dolphin , firing
the royal salute , proceeded up the bay.
The Hclim Maria Christana accompa
nied them. All three were in
gala attire , resplendent with bunting. The
guns of Forts Wadsworth and Hamilton also
boomed a royal salute as the vessels passed
before entering the Narrows.
The vessels hove to at Quarantine and the
Infanta Isabel was boarded by Health
Oftlcer Jenkins and was courteously received
by the princess. This visit of ceremony over ,
the Infanta Isabel weighed anchor and
moved into the harbor , followed by the
other Spaniard and the Dolphin in the order
named. Tuoy made their wi y to the Penn
sylvania railroad dock in the Hudson river ,
arriving shortly after noon. Amid renewed
booming of cannon from the war ships and
the forts the princess entered a cutter and
was convened to the dock with her suite
and at once took a special train for
1'lauicd with American AVuyi.
Before the train started from Jersey City
n crowd of several hundred people had
gathered about the special train , and moro
particularly nbout the private car Wildwood -
wood , which was set apart for the exclusive
use of the young princess and her immediate
suite. As she alighted from her cnrrlagfe
and faced the crowd that gazed in respectful
silence upon the party she betrayed the
first sign of timidity and for a second clung
to the arm of her escort , Commander Davis.
A resounding cheer was given as the In
fanta stopped upon the rear platform of the
Wildwood and gave a bright smile and bow
of acknowledgement. As the train rolled
away the visitors turned their attention to
Its appointments. The luxury of modern
American railroad travel was all unknown
to them and they were not backward in ad
mitting the pleasure and novclty of the trip.
An elaborate co'Urso dinner wns served and
so the time consumed in the run to Washing
ton passed quickly.
The train arrived In Washington at 8MO
o'clock tonight. An immense crowd of people
ple gathered in the vicinity of the Pennsyl
vania railroad station moro than an hour before -
fore the train arrived. The attaches of the
Spanish legation were there as early as 7
o'clock and Included in their party was Mrs.
Curry , the wife of the ex-minister of the
United States to Spain. '
Welcomed nt the Capital.
Five minutes later there was a stir among
the rapidly gathering throng and a faint
cheer , as four troops of United States
cavalry under Colonel Henry , from Fort
Mycr , across the Potomac In Virginia , rode
ifp and formed in a long line on the Sixth
street side of the station.
Secretary Grcsham nnd Assistant Secre
tary Quincy came shortly after the arrival
of the cavalry. Mr. Grcsliam's carriage was
followed almost Immediately by a handsome
barouche , drawn by four magnificent bay
horses. It was President Cleveland's car
riage , sent for the use of the princess.
Other ofllcials began to arrive. Colonel John
W. Wilson of the army , the commissioner of
public grounds and buildings , were full dress
uniform in his capacity as the military rep
resentative of the president.
After two or three false alarms the special
train steamed into tlio station at 8:10 :
o'cioclc. The piincess was the first to alight.
She was assisted from the train by Com
mander Davis. The Spanish minister , Senor
Muruaga , was just behind the princess , n'ud
before ho could alight Secretary Gresham
pressed forward nnd Commander Davis pre
sented him to the infanta as the representa
tive of the president , Tlio princess nnd Sec-
retnry Gresham greeted each oilier pleas
antly , and then other members of the re
ceiving party gathered about them. The
greetings over , Secretary Grcsham offered
his arm to the princess , and preceded by
Colonel Wilson and followed by the infanta's
suite and the others of the ofliclul gathering ,
they walked down tlio carpeted platform to
the carriage entrance. Outside the crowd
was something enormous.
I'UcurtcU to the Hotel.
The Infanta , Secretary Grcsham , Minister
Muruaga and Prince Antonio entered the
president's carriage , the cavalrymen saluted
and the procession began to move up Penn
sylvania avenue toward the Arlington. ii.
Four buglara on horseback led , nnd , with
the four troops of cavalry , formed tlio escort.
Six sergeants of cavalry acted ns body
guards to the princess , and following her
carriage came carriages containing her
suite and the members of tlio receiving
The ride up Pennsylvania aveniio was de
void of any special interest. Occasionally , Din
response to salutations from the crowd , hoc-
rotary Grcsham lifted his hat and the prin ui
cess graciously bowed. She seemed partic ic
ularly pleased at the demonstrations of cor
diality manifested. The apartments occu
pied by the princess and her suite nt _ the
Arlington uro historic. Though annexed ; 10o
the hotel , they form n separate house. It
was the old residence of Charles . si
and is but a stone's throw from the te
house. A large bunch of swuct peas stood >
ou the table In the parlor from Mrs. Curry > ;
other floral gifts were around. Among them
was a trlouto from Mra ( Cleveland , consist- .
iugof a huge basket of Amm-lcan beauties < ,
orchids and lilies of the valley.
It was 8W : when the party arrived at the
hotel , The prlneoss alighted and , taking
tlio arm of Secretary Gresliam , and followed
by her husband. , the prince , nnd the Spanish
miniver , entered the Sumner annex. The
streets were thronged with peoplent.d 10a
loud cheer went up us the princess stepped
to tlio pavement. A moment later uud the
roproseiHatKcb of thu government retired
and Commander Davis bade thu party good
Tomorrow morning the princess will pay
her respects to President and Mrs. Cleve
land , The program of the day beyond that
has not been agreed upon.
Press Club League' * lliiiliietii ,
ST. PAUL , Minn. , May 10. At the after >
noon session of the League of Press clubs ,
Atlanta , Ga. , was chosen ns the next place
of meeting. 'A committee was appointed on
the matter of a homo for nfjed and infirm
journalists and u resolution was adopted in
structing the ( rovornlnir boird to establish i n
fund to bo ( Ml Mr siifh a homo. Tho'fol-
ijroouiyn. JN. v. ; i-reu K. wmtinp , uoston ;
Mrs. Salllo White , Boston ; A. E. Chantlcr ,
St. Paul ; treasurer , Charles W. Price. Now
York ; secretary II. D. Fought , Buffalo.
Executive committee ; T. J. Kecnan > ,
Pittsburg ; William V. Alexander , Bostoii ;
M. H , DcYountf , Sau Francisco ; Dr. , John
Freldcrlck , > 'ewnrk ; P. C.Boylerrpll
City , Pa. : L. F.fXhomn. Now York ; Tcr-
ronco V. Powderlyi Scranton , Pa. ; , Chnrlcs
II. Brnsty , Baltimore ; Mrs. E. X Connor ,
Now York. . _ .
After ndopUnrf.Tarlous resolutions of
thantts the mcotlnpjJdJourncd.
ii re/c's uoxniTwx.
Jfo Indication ! thnt 111 * Illness Wilt Tcrm-
. Innto 1'atally.
Nr.miASKA. CtTtf Neb. , May 10. [ Special
Telegram to Tnn BCK. ] Dr. K. M. Whltten
returned from Senator Van Wyck's this
morning , havingbeen there nil night. Ho
snld to n Bee representative thnt while the
general Is feeling comfortable and cheerful ,
he regards the case as serious. Dr. Whltten
is of the opinion thnt a shock Is likely to re
cur , and should this bo so ho fears the
Heports of the patient's condition re
ceived at 8 o'clock this evening are encour
aging. Ho slept nearly all the afternoon ,
and upon waking was cheerful. Ho com
plained of a numbness In the left hand and
arm , but retained all the faculties of mind.
Several members of the general's family
have died from paralysis , and this fact
seems to weigh upon his mind ,
Mrs. Van Wyck Is bearing up bravely , and
by her cheerfulness lends much strength to
Colonel Howell , ono of the general's most
intimate friends , went to Lone Lodge
tonight. Ho sent this message at midnight :
"Dr. J. C. Campbell , ono of the attendant
physicians on General Van Wyck , says :
'The general Is noyorso \ than ho was at
noon. Ho has had no relapse today. " "
The general's- daughter , who is attending
school In Washington , and Hon. Marie
Broadhcad , Mrs , Van Wyck's brother , will
leave Washington on Sunday afternoon for
the the general's bcdsido.
Work ot I'luinci In Nebraska.
Nob. , May 10. [ Special Tele"c
gram to Tun BEE , ] ' Fire , caused by a lamp
explosion , broke out this evening in the
block owned by E. W Clancy , on the corner
of Court and Fourth streets. S. S. Young-
man occupied the second story and sustained
the greatest damage , probably (500 ; Insured
In the Burlington. " The lower story was oc
cupied by E. W. Clancy with a drug stock ,
which sustained considerable damage by
water. Loss on'building and stock is nbout
KJOO , fully Insured.- " Prompt action of the
fire department prevented a serious confla
TECU.MSEII , Neb. , May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to Tuc BEE. ] Flro destroyed P. S.
Easterday's ice house early this morning.
The building was worth about $700 anu con
tained 1,000 tons of ice , tools , etc. Spon
taneous combustion is the supposed cause.
No insurance. Mr. Easterday will immedi
ately rebuild the house over the tons of ice
that now island oiit.in the sun to melt.
SIIEI.TONNeb. . , "May 19. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEB. ] A large nnd enthusiastic
meeting of citizens of this city was held this
evening to make5 arrangements for appropri
ately nnd claborately'cclobratitig the Fourth
of July. Prominent speakers will bo engaged
to entertain the , people. The sports will con
sist of horse racnip.'trap shooting and abase
ball game bet\ypeii7p'romiuent local clubs.
A grand displayof ; lire works will occur in
the evening nnd special attention will bo
paid to the entertainment of visitors. There
will bo platform 'dancing in the afternoon
nnd evening nnd anything tnnt goes to
make a grand affair. ' will not bo overlooked.
This will bo thp'flrat celebration Shelton
has had for sdv'eral years nnd people are
anxious to mako'ifc n.suocess.
llmicooil a ninn lllll Mnn.
HASTINGS , "Neb. , "May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] A young inan hailing
from Blue Hill , by'the nanio of Johnson , has
complained to the police that ho was buncoed
today out of a small sum of money. A bogus
horse dealer borrowed the money on the
strength of n prospective sale and then lost
the money in A crap game.
Kearney High .School Crailutitcn.
KEAiixnv , Neb , , May 10. [ Special Tele-
gram to Tnn BEE. ] The graduates of the
Kearney high school held their class day
exercises at the Baptist church this a'tor-
noou. There are eleven members of the
class and their graduating exercises will bo
held In the opera house next Monday even
JUWA. MVltUKlt TJtr.ir. .
Dnmnirlntr Testimony Agnliut nn Alleged
AVIfo Alurdoror at Ottumwa.
OTTUMWA , la , , . May ID. [ Special Tele
gram to TUG Ben. ] There were many sensa
tional features in the Neiso murder trial
tliis afternoon. Yesterday's examination
nnd that of this morning ' did not reveal any
thing material , 'but-tho afternoon was de
Otto Adams , n German , was on the stand
nnd when ho testified concerning Noise's
ilr quarrels with his wife , Neiso grew exulted
nnd muttered denunciations in German. The
deputy sheriffs gave testimony to the effect
that t while Noise'claimed his wife's door was
locked 1 and thnfho could not open it , they
had 1t 1 found the lock In the fire which showed
1r that t the door had not been locked at all.
The witnesses also testified to conversations
with Nclso In which ho gave damaging evi
dence 1I I agninst himself. The liveliest sensa
tion | was produced wh'en thestatolnsinuated
that the defenso'had coached the children ,
and f n red hot and exciting discussion ensued.
Tlio state expects tomorrow to produce its
most damaging testimony.
Iowa Supreme Court UecUloni.
Dns MOINES , la , , May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEii. ] The supreme court
handed down the following decisions today :
E. T. Likes , appellant , against J. S. Polk ,
Polk district , reversed ; Harry A. Cook
against W. D. and C. T. Thin-man , ap
pellants , Carroll district , dismissed ; Musca-
tine against the Chicago , liock Island &
Pacific Hallway company , appellant , Mus-
catino district , modlllud and nllirincd ; Wil
liam Bartlett , appellant , against William
Mahlam and others , Emmet , district , re
versed ; Georgo'Wajnbach , guardian , against
the Legion of Honor , appellant , Hamilton
district , dismissed ' ; B. U. Ellithorpu. appel
lant , against Ke'idejscll and "others , Ida dis
trict , alllrmed ; William Stivers and James
Fowler , appclloul/'ngainst Fred Gardner ,
Tama district , atllrnicd ; U. N , Stanbough
against Susan E .Daniels , appellant , Dela
ware district , affirmed ; Charles Peck , guard
ian of Anna Poulr , against Woods Hutchln-
sou , appellant , Polk district , reversed ;
Gideon W. Pitts ligiinst Gideon W. Scavoy ,
appellant , Sioux City district , reversed ,
Hroki'.n Sluux Oily l'lrmn.
Sioux CITV , Iu , , "May 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim Br.ivJ This afternoon E. oI. ,
Hubbard , asslgneoj'of the Union Lonn mid
Trust company , ws appointed receiver of
the Sioux City Steve works. The stove
works owed the ( .rust company $400,000 for
money borroi < 'Cd'nu'd ,1iad already executed
mortgages to 'It , under which the assignee
took possession. The trust company ,
however , had sold Hho notes of tlio stove
works and tla'lr holders commenced attach
ment proceedings against It to make in
more secure. The assignee took the step to
stop further attachments.
J'romliieiit Io > va Lawyer Dead ,
DCS MOINES , In. , Iay 10. B. F. Kaufman ,
for many years ono of the loaders of the
Iowa bar , died hero tonight after -a three
we&ks Illnfts. _
AVorlt tt ( no chief Teolcrl.
CHICAGO , 111. . May 19. Seventy-flvo cities
were YeT > resSnte5 at the convention of chief's
o/ police today. The adoption of lul Ber-
tlll'on syslom of Idctjufloatlon was the mgfl t
I HI t\rtlt n It f litlalnX A . . . _
Important H t *
, A committee was ap
pointed to frame laws regarding the arrest
of vagrants , suspicious characters and pro-
fesslonal thieves , thu said laws to bo uni
form all over the land. Chicago i to bo the
clearing house for th United States under
the Bcrilllou system.
SOCOSA'S ' DEFEAT ASSURED
All Political Parties Firmly United Against
PERFECT ORDER AMONG REVOLUTIONISTS
I.cnilinc Mon or tlio llcpnMlo nt tlio Ilcnil
of.tlio Opposition unit Confident of
the Overthrow of the Ait *
[ Cop/rfjiff | ? < lS9J by JitmM Gonljn n nnirMl
ditusADA , Nicaragua ( via GnlvcstonTex , ) ,
May 10. [ lly Mexican Cable to the Now
York Herald Special to TUB IEE. ]
A junta composed of three persons hns been
selected by the provisional government , or
ganized by the revolutionists to administer
their affairs. They represent the thrgo po
litical parties which ppposo the government
of President Socosa and their selection
makes it apparent thnt all party differences
will ho set nsldo until the close of the war.
In the Junta Edunrdo Montill represents
the conservative party , Joaqittm Xavala the
progressist party nnd Santos Xclnya the
There Is great rejoicing among the mem
bers of all the political parties over the se
lection of thcso trusted leaders to conduct
the affairs of the provisional government.
General Augustln Avilcs has been appointed
commandcr-in-chlof of the revolutionary
forces. Under his direction the army is
being thoroughly organized nnd will bo Ui
good fighting condition In a short time.
In the Holiclg' Ciunp.
William Newell , United States consul nt
Managua , visited tlio camp of the revolu-
long talk with the officials. The result of
the conference has not boon learned. Con
sul Newell says he found that perfect order
prevailed in the camp of the revolutionists.
The steamer Victoria , which was seized on
Lake Nicaragua by the revolutionists , was
returned yesterday to the representatives
of the Navigation company. There
npcars to bo plenty of money among the
revolutionists. The Bankiof ManaguaIn the
national capital , where President Soeosa is
still In control , lias closed Its doors. It has
a branch here , however , which Is transact
ing business ns though no revolution had
broken out. It is reported that when United
States Minister Baker arrived in Managua
he found n barricade of coffee sacks around
the United States legation. The govern
ment troops nro disorderly and it is said the
barricade was put up because an attack on
the legation was feared.
Itoport of Victory Premature.
VAUMIUISO , Chill ( via Galvcston , Tex. ) ,
May 19. [ By Mexican Cable to the New
York Herald Sneclal to Tuc Bcc. ] A dissi
patch from the Herald's correspona.cnt , in
Utvern says there Is HO longer any reason to
doubt that the revolutionists won the battle
fought a week ago nt Itacua. Telegraphic
oommunicjation from that quarter has been
interrupted , and General Telles , com
mander of the Castilhlstas has
bpenclaiming ' to have put the in-
s'urgonls to flight. The JjUest" reports
show , however , that General Tnvarez's force
of revolutionary soldiers defeated Telles'
army and captured his wagon train and ar
tillery. It is reported that the revolution
ary troops have raised thesicge of Bago , but
a detailed story has not been received.
The Herald correspondent in Montevideo
telegraphs that when Quit-no Costa arrived
there with Dr. Guerrero , the Chilian minis
ter to Argentina , n secret conference was
held with President Herrera. They dis
cussed the incidents connected ivith the
recent invasion of Uruguay by Brazilian
troops , the tiresldcnt's object being to'sound
these diplomats on tlio question of receiving
support for the demand upon Brazil for
I'ANAMA I10UUM3KS WIM , ESCAPE.
Promise tlmt tlio Dlttliigulnhoil Convicts
lln Set I'-rco Soon.
\CopyrtgMcd \ issaim Jnmti Cordon Tlcnnrtt. }
PAIUS , May IU. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to Tun Bii : . ] According to au
thentic information the sentences- passed
on MM. do Lesseps , Coltu , Fontaine nnd
Eiffel will be quashed by the court do
causation In the audience of Juno 8 on ac
count of irregularities in the procedure.
M. Charles do Lcsscps was transferred to
day to the hospital nnd will be sot nt liberty
on the rendering of the new Judgment.
JACQUES ST. CEIID.
I.oln Slmjil.v Denies It.
| Coj > i/rfgJifd ( I333byjamt3 Q rtl < r.lisnncU. . ]
PAUIS , May 10. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to Tun BEE. ] Lolo Puller writes
to the Herald apropos the cable concerning
the suit against her by Mrs. William B. (
Hays : "Will you kindly say that I have
never met , nor do not know , Mrs. William
B. 'Hays ; nor have I over received any money
from her , directly or indirectly. "
Shied u Mono ut ( il
LONDON- , May 10. While Mr. Gladstone
was traveling from London to Chester yes
terday n Heavy mlssllo was thrown nt his
compartment ns the train approached Wll-
lesden. The missile struck the window of
the next compartment , doing no harm , No
arrests have been mado.
Jf.tXSAH .V/.VKIMi (1UT.
Nlmt Thousand Coil : Digger * to Ucstrt the
I'll , nnil NtrlUe ,
WinnCiTV , Kan. , May IU. The strlffo of
coal miners which has been threatening In
this district for about a month past , is now
ou. The strikers deelaro that all tlio 9,000
minors in the state will soon bo idle and the
flght will bo ono to the very end ,
Yesterday the men in the Hamilton shaft
walked out , and the men at other ca.ups In
that section intend to soon follow suit , It
will bo the most cxtcnslvcstrlko over known
in the district qnd will cause much disturb
ance of business and possibly suffering ,
The cause of the strike is the now sched
ule of prices brought about by the now state
screen law. The miners claim that the now
schedule Is a reduction from tlio old prices ,
while operators contend that the pay is the
same ns before , or slightly better. Tlio pay
was formerly by the bushel and for lump
i-oal only. Under the now law , pay Is made
bv.the ton and for routfh and tumble coal us
It is called , that Is , lump coal , nut coal and
Several hundred miners in the Plttsburg
section quit yesterday and by tomorrow It s
thought tlmt the number of idle men will bo
4.000 In that section. The men ore pcacea-
hlq and no trouolo Is roared for the present , ,
About a week ago President Walters of the
United MlnoVorkcrs sought for n confer
ence nnd arbitration , but the operators paid
no Ijced to the request uud the strike fol-
Wuiljliituii | Note * .
WASUI.NOTOX. , D. C. , May 10. Secretary
. _ . _
_ _ _
i. i * i i Vr i-t
& - >
Carlisle said this uionjliig , sp&iking of the
failiTre of to mSny'qitijjnqi banks , that ho
banks p > o1bablj > Jailed of their own t ,
without any connection whatever w'th ' the
general Ananclul condition of the country ,
The Nlcarhftuan rovolutlon has taken an
unexpected turn , Unofficial advices have I
been received nt the State department that
an agreement for an arml.itlro hns boon
reached hy the government nnd the revolu
tionary factions In Nicaragua. No further
Information than this is obtainable. The
source of the news Is concealed , beyond the
fact thnt It did not come direct to Secretary
Grcshatn from Nicaragua. However , the
news Is accepted as authentic at the depart
ment. The absence of direct ndvlcos from
Nicaragua is regarded as Inexplicable.
Tiller HOT .NOI'ffl.Vtft
Stnrr < lnng Tnlluil In uti Attempt to Hob n
Snutn I'o Trnliu
GUTiinic , Old. , May U ) . Another bold
nttcmtit nt trnlnrobbing was mnde tonight
by the notorious Stnrr gang , this tlmo nt
Ponca. The train was a Santa Fo passenger ,
nnd when It reached thnt point it was '
flagged by four masked men , When the
train came to n standstill n demand for
money was made of Conductor Glozler. Tlio
latter refused to surrender anything and
signaled the engineer to pull out. As the
train . started four United States soldiers ,
who wore aboard , appeared , nt the sight of
whom n general flro was started by the
bandits. Nobody was hurt , however , nnd
the train soon left the would-be rouocrs In
the dark. United States Deputy Marshal
Heck Thomas was left behind , having got off
the train when It stopped.
Jt.lTKS XOT SETTl.Kn , , .
Itnllrond Alnnnccra Flint IHIllculty In Agree ,
luc on u Husli.
CHICAOO , 111. , May II ) . The meeting of gen
eral managers called to settle the World's
fair rates in the west , discussed the subject
nil day and finally loft the matter in the
hands of a committee of seven , which is to
report tomorrow morning. Tlio committee
consists of Messrs. Newman of the North
western , St. John of the Hock Island , White
olw thoAtchison , Hlploy of the Chicago. Mil
waukee & St. Paul , Merrill of the Burling
ton , Townscnd of the Missouri Pacific and
Lomax of tlio Union Pacific. The committee
has no power of settlement and will do
nothing but recommend. Then the meeting
will argue tno matter again.
There was strong pressure brought upon
the Atchlson today to rescind Its declaration
in favor of a SK-round-trip rate from Colorado
rado common points , but it was impossible.
The Alton in particular , and all the other
roads In a degree but with little less vliror ,
Insisted upon a rate of nt least WO. Tlio
membership of the Atchison In the Western
Passenger association expires tomorrow , but
it will continue to act as thouirh still a mem
ber until the present controversy Is settled.
There Is no question that the Atuhison's
terms will be accepted by the other roads ,
as It is only a choice between the 'So rate
and that of * 30 , which they will bo com
pelled to meet If they do not accept that of
533. The Jo is merely offered by the Atchi
son as a concession to the roads east of the
river. If they do not take that they will
get nothing in the way of concessions and
the result will bo a war in rates.
Several of the roads iu the Western Pas
senger association are seriously considering
the reduction of tiieir westbound passenger
rates if the Atchison persists in reducing
the tariff into Chicago. One-way rated will
bo reduced to the s.imo basis as round-trip
rates , and a general reduction throughout
the west is likely to prevail for some time
after the expiration of the World's fair.
ir/r./ > TIGK 10
HallwnyTelo < jrapliois ICi-Elcct Their < > rnnil
Chief A. Strlko In l'ro pct.
TonoNTO , May 19. The Order of Hailroad
Telegraphers met tonight an-.l elected of
ficers. Grand Chief Hamsey was re-elected
by acclamation. D. II. Goat-hart of New
Jersey was elected as assistant grand b
tarv , nnd J. Weathcrby of Denver , secretary
and treasurer. Other elections are now in
progress , and some of the olllccs nro being
hotly ! i contested. The results will not bo
reached until a late hour in the morning.
Grand Chief Hamsoy has been summoned to
Chii-apo to adjust a dllTorencq between the
Chicago & Northwestern ra'ilroad and its
Kleetrln Light rinnt Holler Hurst * .
EI.DOUA , la. , May 19. A boiler In the elec
tric light plant Blew up last night , demol
ishing the building and two others and
breaking many plate glass windows. A. IS.
Gier was instantly killed and Fireman Tom-
pleton was badly hurt. The loss is over
$ . ' 0,000.
Movements of Oeciin Struinrrs May 1 ! ) .
At Hamburg Arrived Suovla , from New
Yorx ; Columbia , from New York.
At Now York Arrived Gallla , from Uv-
erpool ; Britannic , from Liverpool.
At Brow Head Passed Umbria , from
At Now York Arrived LaTournino , from
Fa till 3111111 nimintcr.
DnA wooi > , S. D. , May 111. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : BEE. ] By the sudden caving of
n mass of rock In tlio Caledonia mine Charles
KosUl was instantly killed , being crushed tea
a pulp , nnd John Poison and Martin Beck ,
two other miners , were badly lnured. )
IMvo Kllloil , Klu-lit Tatully Hurt.
BEHI.I.S" , May 19. Tlio boiler of a locomo
tive at Ilmeuan Saxe-Weimor. '
, - . 'exploded ,
Instantly killing flvo persons and so seriously
wounding eight others that they arc dying.
WJSA1 llKll MHIKU.ISTH ,
1'a I r , Cooler 'Weather I'romltoil for the
WASHIXOTOX , D. C. , May 10 , Forecasts for
Saturday : For Nebraska Fair ; cooler In
cast ; warmer by Sunday morning west ;
For Iowa Fair ; cooler ; west winds ,
For South Dakota Generally fair ; cooler
cast ; warmer by Sunday morning ; west
gales , diminishing.
For North Dakota Fair , preceded by
showers in cast ; northwest gales , diminish
ing ; warmer Sunday morning.
] > ciuil Ituooril.
Orncc OF TUB WUVTIIUK BUIIKAU. O.MAH.V ,
May 10 , 7 p. in , Omaha record of tem i-
perature and rainfall , compared with corresponding )
spending days of past four years :
1803. IHO'J. 1H01 , 1HOO. t
Maximum teuipurature. H0 = G7 = > 7 o 050
Minimum temperature , . OGO 4b ° " 4O 40 oo
Average ii'inpernltire. . 72O nijo f.oo r.7O
Precipitation 00 00 OU la
Statement showing the condition of tern-
poratura and precipitation nl Omaha for the
day mid since March 1,1803 : 10o
Normal teniDoraturo 03O
i\-cossfor : the duy 3
blncu March 1 . 22 H s
NorniiUproclpUlitlon . Uilneh
llellciencyforthodny . , . 1& Inch
Uoflcluney blncu March 1 . , . -11 Inch
Itrporta from Othur I'olnt * iit'K p , in ,
T Indicate * truca.
UEOIIQI K. Jlu.vr , Local Forociit oniclal ,
IN THEIR OWN BEHALF
Members of ihn Board of Impeached Staid
Officers Take the Stand ,
COMMISSIONER HUMPHREY GIVES DETAILS
lln KrprxmU cut thn Multifarious Occurin-
tlonii Hint Consume 1IU Tlmo llmnlll-
cntloii * of IIli onlrtat t.iro-tntonn -
tlon Concerning ; lllll Domini.
LINCOLN. Neb. , May III. [ Special to Tun
Br.r..l Three weeks of the Impeachment
trial ; huvo inssatl nn.l tonight the managers ,
tin respondents an I their attorneys nre rest
Ing on their anus , patleiitly.wnltlng for the
coming i of next Monday , when the lighting
of the battle will bo resumed , with the Im.
peached : odlclals trying to Justify nnd refute
tin charges contained In the nrtlcles. This
has been ono of the busiest days since the
beginning ot the trial , though but few wit
nesses ! have been examined. The crowd iu
attendance was somewhat larger than usual ,
us It had been previously announced that the
respondents would bo upon the stand to toll
their tales of persecution and woo , nt the
same tlmo malting their defense of overworl :
vnnd no knowledge oTnny stealing.
1M Upon 1 the convening of the court Justice
Maxwell ; announced that ho and his associ
ates hail decided thnt when the argu
ments were reached each sldo Would bo
given four hours In which to talk and that
two lawyers on each side would bo allowed
the privileges of the floor.
Going l into the trial Augustus iH. Humph
rey ; , the commissioner of public lands nnd
buildings null ono of the respondents , was
put Into the witness box Mid Interrogated bv
John L. Webster. Entering into details' ,
then witness explained the duties of the
olllco , tellln ? of the leases and deeds thnt
were Issued on sttto lands.
In Commotion wltli I.o.nnl liml ! .
"How many leases per day have you mndo
during the past two years ! "
"From fifteen to twenty , I should say. "
"What have you to do with the collection
of the rentals on these leased lauds ! "
"Six par cent interest is collected on the
appraised value ; on school lands wo collect
about $ " 0,000 annually , being the rental for
about t,750 ! 000 noros. "
"How much money do you account for ou
sale contracts ? "
"About * 50,000. "
"About how many lodgers do you carry
for these leases andvsalesi"
"Wo have about T. > ,000 ledger accounts , or
175 different books. "
Mr. Lainbertson objected to the line of
testimony , saying that the duties which thu
witness was testifying to were performed 'i
mostly by the clerks. " it
Mr. Webster protested as the prosecution ; f
contended that the rosxiiJent.s | should devote - , ' } '
vote the whole of their time to the duties'of ; * j
the oflico. It wns absurd to say that the respondents -
spondents should devote tlio whole of their >
tlmo to tlio asylum. Tlio whole question ' \
was whether or not they had neglected their , ! i
duties. The introduction of the testimony y-
was to show that the enormous amount o'f . < J
work could not be overlooked. Hwas.im'-v ! j
port ant that the state should know what
they had to do. t\ * \
Judge Doaue replied that the law defined jj
their duties anil they could not Justify , be- j !
cause'they had neglected ono duty and per- \y
" > ' .f'understS6a"ono week ago today , " 'said a
Judge. I'dst , "that Mr. Litmbcrtson said that |
ho would'brir.R home lo'tho , respondents the ' )
knowledgo\of fraud. " \
Judge Doano answered that to impeach it ' ,
was not necessary to show corrupt motives , 'i
but to show u neglect of public duty. So far j
as the testimony of the witness had gone , ib
showed that the work of the otllcc was ' (
merely clerical , and whether or not there. f
were other duties was a side issue which the j
state was not required to meet. li
Judge Norval for the court ruled that the j
testimony was competent for the reason thpt I
it was necessary to know what the duties |
were , that the court. could know what i
an ordinarily prudent man would do under !
"About how many forfeiture notices have i' '
you Issued ( luring your term of oillcul" t
"About ! ! 0,000. " ' }
"What part of this work have you to 0,0 In j
person ! " , j
"Sign the original notices and pass upon
the papers ; In the leases 1 sign them nnu If ' ,
there are any irregularities all of the papers
come to my desk for investigation. When
ever school lands are lost In place , it is mv
duty to select them in lieu of sections 10 and
! ! 0 ; during IS'Jl I selected ! > 0.0i)0 ) acres and 1ft / '
16U2 I checked up 41.0JO from the land ofllea
"What personal attention do
you give to i
rights of way and ditches that cross prlvatu
"Evcrythlm : except making the plats , ami
then when records are lost 1 have to mnka '
certified copies showing over.vthing that np <
pears in our books with reference to thu , <
matter. During 1891 I examined a,41t i
abstracts , 1,001 deeds and from D.OOO to 10,003
contracts ? " :
l'lo ) the county ofllccs of tha state occupy j
a considerable portion of your tlmol" \ \
"During three months of the year tha
county treasurers stay with us pretty close. "
1IU Duties on Varhicit ISjarili ,
"How often docs thn Hoard of Publli
Lands and Buildings meuti"
"Hcgularly once each month , besides hold ,
ing called and special meeting. ! . The regular : -
meetings continue tlirco ami four days. A
good deal of my tlmo is taken ill | '
with the Hoard of Educational
Lands and Funds , of which I am
the secretary ; the Board1 of Purchase and
Supplies meets onc-o each three months and
the duties cmbr.it-o the receiving of the bids
for the supplies of the state institutions.
Sometimes there would ha 150 bids , and the
members of the hoard are supposed to lo : > U
over all of the bids and clieolc the Items bid
upon ; it takes three days to do this , and
then tun days to make the extensions. In
doing tliis wo have to look after cloven In
stitutions and an expenditure of about f'i.'O-
OOU annually. Then I am a member of the
Hoard of itailro.nl Transportation , which
has organl/.cd ami placed upon its feet the
warohonsa commission , This has required
much time and n great dual of attention. "
' Is all of this work done by you or by a
"IJy mo. personally. "
Then Mr. Humphrey detailed tha institu
tions which were looked after by the Hoard
of 1'ubilc Lands unit Hulldln s , saying that
the members had to pass upon all of their
"How many vouchers do you pass upon
each month ? "
"Prom ! )00 ) to 003 , containing from 7,000 to
9,001) , ) soifarnto Items. Wo deal with from
ttOO to MX ) persons eacli month , involving nn
expenditure of anywhere from $ ' , ' 5,000 to
"What examination do you make of thcso
accounts which come hoforo you ? "
"Wo have copies of tilt of the bldi , nnd it
tlio bills nnd vouchers correspond with thu
prices hid , wo pass upon the accounts -mid
allow the claims. " W
"How do you do with reference to
vouchers ? "
"If the vouchers nro not certified to by the
superintendents from which thovcomo.i
novcr think of allowing an account , "
"If you should visit each of the institu
tions oncucacii month how inuch of your
tlmo would it take ? "
"Hyjust making the rounds and not-stop-
ring longer than to catch the first train out ,
have figured that it would take Just
eleven days , "
Meeting with Kowluk.
At this point Mr. Webster wanted the
witness to Impeach Mr. Hewlck , who wns on
the stand for the state BOIUU days ago ,
"Did you have a conversation , " asked Mr.
Webster , "with Mr. Howlek about March 1 ,
"Yes , sir ; Ho wick was in an office with
mo and Attorney General Hastings , and
mtU that ho had made sjmo auoovenei ol
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