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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THURSDAY , MAY 3 , 189 L
MAKE A QUEER DEFENSE
Thompson and Ontcalt Not Anxious to Pay
Masher's ' Debts.
AS TO THE RELIEF FUND EMBEZZLEMENT
State Allrgmt lo llnvo Ucou Negligent hi
I.cnvliig tie lliilnnco of tlio Money So
Long with tlio Capital
LINCOLN , May 2. ( Special to The Bee. )
I ) . B. Thompson and U. C. Oittcalt , bolh
if whom signed C. W. Mosher's bond when
Iho later was made treasurer of Iho slate
relbf commission three years ago , filed
with the clerk of tlio district court their
answer to the suit commenced against thorn
by Attorney General Hastings to recover
Iho sum of $3,351 which had nol been expended -
ponded by Iho commission and which re
mained In Mosher's hands until the failure
of the Capital National bank. In their
answer they net up the somewhat remarka
ble defense that the law by which the com
mission was created wan unconstitutional
and that , therefore , that body was Illegally
organized , and Mosher'u appointment as
treasurer was also Illegal. They further al
lege that the sum of $100,000 was deposited
In the Capital National bank _ and paid out
upon orders of L. 1' . Ludden , and that when
the payments ceased there was an unex
pended balance of $3,361. This the state ,
they allege , carelessly and negligently al
lowed lo remain In Mosher's possession
for two years , although Outcalt makes affi
davit that at that lime the Capital National
was considered a good , mmnd bank and per
fectly solvent. They also claim that Inas
much as Iho utato neglected to file Its claim
vrlth Ihc receiver It has lusl Iho 1C per cent
dividend which has been paid to the other
creditors of tlio bank.
HKAUD IN TUB COUHT IIOOMS.
Judge Hall will within a few days take up
for trial Iho case of Ihe State and People's
National banks against C. W. Mosher. These
cases Involve the validity of Iho attachments -
monts against Moshcr's property , as well as
the question whether Ihn gas slock belongs lo
Iho men who now hold It or to the parlies In
whoso name It stands crcdilcd on the books
of the gas company. They are among Iho
mosl Important ot the suits growing out of
the collapse of the Capital National bank
Mrs. Mary Fox abandoned her husband In
a thoughtless moment and the district court
has given her husband a divorce.
HANGED WITH A HALTER.
Coroner Crlm was notified late yesterday
afternoon that a Norwegian farmer named
Knud Knudsen had committed sulcldo by
hanging near the llttlo town of Davey , ono
of the small towns In the dlstanl part of
Lancaster county. The coroner al once re
paired to the scene of the tragedy and held
an Inquest. The Inquiry developed the fact
that Knudsen was about 45 years old and
that ho had committed sulcldo while laboring
under a lemporary fit of menial aberration.
Ten ycara ago ho losl hla eyesight and for
the past few weeks ho has been melancholy
to such an oxlent that he ate but llttlo and
slept less. For several days past ho had
been asserting morosely that ho was a drag
on his famally and that they would bo betlcr
off If ho was oul of Iho way. Monday night
he disappeared and yesterday when his sons
Instituted o search Ihey found him hanging
dead In Iho granary. Ho had tied a bailer
lo ono of Iho raflers. The celling was so
low lhal Iho man had lo lioltl his knees from
Ihe floor , llius slowly strangling himself to
death. Ho lefl a largo family.
DISTURBED DY A HUMOR.
The law and order people of Lincoln are
considerably disturbed over a rumor to the
effecl lhal Lincoln park , the well known
summer resorl In Ihe suburban part of Iho
clly. Is lo bo transformed Into a huge beer
garden. Henry Hollz. Iho well known res
taurateur , Is negollallng for Iho lease of Iho
park for the coming season , and , It Is
claimed , will try to secure a license to sell
liquors. It Is also reported that It Is his
Intention to use the buildings In the park as
road houses. The law and order people of
the city are up In arms and propose to fight
the proposition lo the last court. They pro
pose to take adanvtago of Iho law which
gives the city the right to rogulalo Iho
liquor traffic within three miles of the clly
NEW TELEPHONE ORDINANCE.
Tha clly council ralher unexpeclcdly last
evening passed a new telephone ordinance
under a suspension of the
rules. The old
ordinance , which has been hanging fire for
some time , practically gave the Nebraska
Telephone company of Omaha a monopoly
of the business In Ihls clly. The new or
dinance Introduced by Councilman Woods
last night gives the
company a franchise to
lay Its wires umter ground , It provides ,
however , that all conduits must bo laid
under the alleys Instead ot the streets , and
makca It Incumbent
upon the company to
put two miles of cables under ground
within ono year from the date of Iho pas
sage of Iho ordinance. The ordinance further -
ther provides lhal nothing In its provisions
shall bo so construed as lo prevent
other telephone company from enjoying
similar privileges. The rental of telephones
Is fixed at $1 per month for business offices
and $3 per month for residences , with GO
cents additional per month for each ad
ditional halt mile.
LINCOLN IN BRIEF.
lion. T. II. Darnell of Ihls clly was se
verely but nol seriously Injured near the Mc-
Brldo block at the corner of Thirteenth and
R streols. Ho was driving toward 0 slreel
In a carriage and failed lo notlcu the rapid
approach of a runaway team attached to a
heavy boor wagon. Ills horse and carriage
were run Into and completely wrecked. Mr.
Darnell was Injured Internally , but the phy
sicians who were summoned slaled lhal her
r : wuq not seriously hurl.
A horse belonging to William Plekotls ran
away Ihls afternoon and plunged Into Ihe
open doorway of Iho central fire station at
the corner of Ninth and R streets. The
horse ran Into Iho chemical engine and
slopped , leaving Iho carriage n complete
wreck at the door. Several firemen seated
around the entrance narrowly escaped Injury.
Dr. Ilodgman , who was arrested on com
plaint of Fred Howe yesterday nnd charged
with assault and batlery. was fined $2 and
costs by Justice Gould. He requests The lice
reprobontallvo lo give his side of the story ,
which Is to the effect that Howe called at
hla office to collect a bill for which ho ( Ilodg
man ) hold full receipts. Ho claims lhat
Howe became Insolent and ho ejected him
from the room without violence.
The State Hanking board has Issued a call
for the condition of the GO I slate and private
banks of Nebraska at the closing of business
on April 28.
Don F. Folsom ot Buffalo. N. Y. . nnd the
"Cousin Bon" of the flrul Cleveland lulmlnls-
tratton Is In Lincoln this afternoon.
' TltllCH TO KIM , HIS ItlVAIi.
Jenlimay Nearly Cuumn u Munlitr In Knox
County , Near frelghton. '
CREIGHTON , Nob. , May 2. As the re-
suit ot jealousy , R. Johnson was shot by
Sam Young , a well known farmer living
near this ctly , Three bullets were fired , the
last ono striking Johnson In the thigh ,
wounding him severely. Young was at once
placed under arrest and Is now In jail , John
son's wound Is not considered dangerous , and
under careful medical treatment ho will
likely recover If blood poisoning docs not
The Innocent cause of Young's enmity to
ward Johnson Is the daughter ot a Knox
county farmer , a handsome and accomplished
young lady , the belle ot the neighborhood lit
which she resides. Up to ono year ago Young
, had been keeping company with the young
woman , and was said to bo engaged to her
and the wedding day sot. About this lime
Johnson appeared upon Iho scene and com
menced paying Die girl attention. Ho was a
handsomer man than Young , who at onca
became morose and billion every time his
rival's name was mentioned. The girl bad
no thought at the time of breaking her prom
ise to Young , but when , U Is alleged , ho
made use of HUIIIO very strong languagei re
flecting upon Johnson's character the young
lady took the latter's part after ascertaining
that the charges were untrue , This brought
on a fcoparutlon. and Young was dented the
- ' " of calling upon her. From lhat ,
day he appeared to have madn Up hla mind
to kill his rival. Borne weeks since , It Is
stated , ho was Instrumental In poison
ing an orange which was given to Johnson ,
Johnson got away with the orange and the
orange nearly sot away with Johnson. This
alleged attempt on the part ot Young to take
his rival's life cemented the love which had
developed and bloomed In the hearts of
Johnson and the young lady , and they be
came engaged. This doubtless , was the
cause of Young's action In attempting to
pump Johnson full of lead.
Timr.i : STATUS iNTiitKSTin. :
Irrigation ! * ! * of Nrhniftkn , ICnn iii nnd
Ciilnriiilii In Bcmlon at MrOook.
M'COOK , Neb. , May. 2. ( Special Telegram
to The Bee. ) The southwest Nebraska Irri
gation convention opened hero today , with
representatives from every county In western
Nebraska and northwestern Kansas and east
ern Colorado. An organization was effected ,
with Hon. Peter Campbell of Wray , Colo. ,
president ; C. II. Meeker , vlca president ; J.
S. Lellow , secretary , and 0. M. Peterson ,
assistant secretary. Committees were ap
pointed and the preliminary business of the
meeting attended to , when tno visitors were
taken In carriages to see the Meeker ditch
In operation , and much surprise was ex
pressed at the completeness of the plant.
At the evening session the various methods
were discussed by II. II. Benson of Halglcr ,
Neb. , and lion. I. A. Fort of North 1'latto ,
president of the State Irrigation association.
Great enthusiasm was manifested , and be
yond doubt much good will bo accomplished.
Tomorrow will bo devoted to a school of Ir
rigation and developing plans for carrying
out a complete system of Irrigation.
The following Is the program : "Applied Ir
rigation , " L. Morse of Bcnkclman , II. II.
Plckcns and R. S. Hllcman of McCook , Neb. ;
"Intensive , Farming and Horticulture , " C. A
Gessclman of Culbertson , Neb. , W. S. Morlan ,
W. S. Fitch , M. C. Maxwell and C. H.
Meeker of McCook , Neb. a general discus
sion ; "Windmills and Other Methods of Rais
ing Water , " I. R. Darnell of Stratton , Neb. ,
C. II. Caldwell of Denver , Colo. , Gerald Wll-
cox and B. H. Douglas of McCook , Neb. , and
A. Hoagland of Lincoln , Neb. ; "Irrigation and
the New Civilization , " W. R. Smythe. editor
of the Irrigation Age , Chicago ; "Hydraulic
Engineering , R. B , Howell of Omaha , David
Hl'iimcrman of Halgler , Neb. , and C. H.
I'tclc of Trenton , Neb. f "Tho Duty of the
Farmer and Horticulturist In Southwest Ne
braska Under Irrigation , " II. W. Koyes of
Indlanola , Neb. , J. A. Cordeal of McCook ,
Neb. , Captain J. C. Hayes of Imperial , Neb. ,
and Captain It. 0. Phillips of Lincoln , Neb.
SHVKIti : HAir , STOltJI.
Superior nnfl Vicinity Suitor tlio Loss of
Many 1'jinos of Window < > luss.
SUPERIOR , Neb. , May 2. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) The severest hall storm
ever experienced In this section passed over
hero today. Hall the size of walnuts tell
till the ground was white. Fully two-thirds
of the windows on the south and west sides
were broken. A heavy wind accompanied
the storm and vegltation was pounded Into
the ground and trees stripped of tholr loaves.
Several large plate glass were broken In the
GENEVA , Neb. , May 2. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) This locality was blessed
tonight with a bountiful rain. About C
o'clock water began to fall copiously and
later a torrent , which continued an hour.
Considerable small 'hall fell , breaking a num
ber of windows and stripping trees of foliage.
A little , though probably no serious damage
was done. The need of this rain was keenly
ELSIE , Neb. , May 2. ( Special to The Bee. )
Several showers of rain fell here at Intervals
Sunday , Monday and Tuesday. Prospects for
crops are good and growing brighter. Small
grain is looking fine and many farmers are
"Knltly" WllKoii'8 I'athctlc Story ,
FREMONT , May 2. ( Special to The Bee. )
"Roddy" Wilson , alias Howard , who paid
the Hfo penalty at Missouri Valley for the
murder of the city marshal , while in Fre
mont the night before the tragedy , made
a statement to ex-Warden Mallon that com
manded much sympathy for htm from the
bystanders. It seems that while in the pen
itentiary , from which ho was recently lib
erated , ho was a barrel maker , and was
considered skillful in his uit. His day's
work was fixed at twelve barrels , with
the stipulation that f r all ho made above
that number ho was to receive 0 cents each.
By extraordinary effort ho had by this
moans accumulated $ "iO , which he deposited
In the Capital National bank , and which , of
course , wont with the hard-earned money of
hundreds of others whose faith was pinned
to Mosher's Institution. From this state
ment ho drew the wonderfully fine moral
that the man Mosher , for whom he slaved
while in the pen and who robbed him of
his hard-earned nickels nnd thousands of
others of their life sustenance , should bo
llonlzo.il and given but five short years In
durance , while ho , nnd others whom clr-
custances had driven almost to despera
tion , wore hounded llko foxes for appropri
ating a few dollars unlawfully for the nec
essities of life.
A ( TilIrs at 1'ronumt.
FREMONT , May 2. ( Special to The
Bee. ) The Fremont Foundry company
has secured the contract for put
ting In a system of water works
at Grlswold , la. , which Is the second contract
of the kind secured by the company during
the past two weeks.
The board of managers of the Nebraska
Baptist convention met yesterday at the
First Baptist church In this city for the
business session of the year. It was decided
to hold the next annual state convention at
Lincoln July 31.
R. D. Kelly and Miss C. Bunnell are at
tending the Congregational district convention
at Wahoo as delegates from the local so
Nohraska AlortKiiKO lU'conl.
OSCEOLA , Nob. . May 2. ( Special to The
Bee. ) Following Is the April mortgage rec
ord In this counly : Filed , fifty-three , amount
ing to $10,500 ; released , forty-five , $37,205 ;
chattel mortgages , filed , ninety-five , $20,015 ;
r.jlpJSPd. It's $ ? ? , C31.
CLAV C'KXTRK , May 2. ( Special to The
1'ee. ) The norlgago Indebtedness record of
Clay county lor the month of April Is as
follows : Tui'ii'y-elght farm mortgages filed ,
? 1i,8.rJ ; City satisfied. $06,734 ; seven city
mortgages filed , $1.587 ; olo\en satisfied ,
$3,807 ; ninety-one chattel mortgages filed ,
$13,820 ; fifty-three satisfied , $14,981.
Dentil of Ituv. GrorRo S. Ali'Xiluilcr.
SYRACUSE , Neb. , May 2. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bee. ) Rev. George S. Alex
ander , editor of the Syracuse Journal , died
at his residence hero at 9 a. in. today , aged
02. A lupus growth around the eye was the
cause of his death. The deceased has held
an appointment In the Methodist Episcopal
church at Lincoln and Nebraska City and has
been chaplain at the penitentiary , llo was
a Knight Templar ot the Nebraska Clly
lodge. The funeral on Friday will bo under
Masonic direction. Rev. Mr. Brltt of Plaits-
mouth will officiate.
Cattle for the Indiana.
NIOBRARA , Nob. , May 2. ( Special to The
Bee. ) J. C. Dahlman of Clmdron. special
Indian Inspector , is hero Inspecting 800 head
of stock cattle for the Poncas , Santces and
Flandreaus , the contract being held by B.
Bade , proprietor ot tlio Nlobrara packing
Thaycr County l''arinnr Hurt.
HUBDELL. Neb. , May 2. ( Special Tele
gram to The Bo ? . ) Dan Boyd , living six
miles northeast of Hubbell , ono of the oldest
and most prominent settlers of Thayer
county , suffered a broken arm yesterday
while trying to lead an unmanageable calf.
llcmcr City Supplied with Saloons.
BEAVER CITY. , Neb. , May 2. ( Special
Telegram to The Beo. ) After two stormy
sessions taking evidence , the city council
tonight overruled the remonstrances of the
temperance people , and the saloons are now
regularly licensed and running.
IMarrlt'il at Krarnoy.
KEARNEY , Neb. , May 2. ( Special Tele
gram to The Boo. ) Ex-Mayor C. B. Finch
was married this morning to Miss Sadlo
Leaky , Immediately after the ceremony the
coupla loft for an extended bridal tour
through the east and south ,
Dlllor Will Ilnvii No Snlonn.
DILLER , Neb. , May 2. ( Special to The
Bee. ) At a special meeting of the village
trustees yesterday the board refused to grant
a saloon license to H. J. Hadley , and In all
probability too town will go "dry" this year.
TENTS FOR THE VETERANS
South Dakota Grand Army Men May Bo
Favored by the War Department.
FIGHT AGAINST DR , TURNER DROPPED
Ills Coiillrnmllon n < I'oatnmstor lit VanUton
fllny llo Expected Any DIIJ- Now
Letters Mny llo Mulled enTrains
Trains in Usmtl.
WASHINGTON BURKAU OF THE BEE ,
1407 F Street , N V.
WASHINGTON , M > / 2.
Senator Peltlgrow called at the War department - ,
partmont this morning , and , In the absence
of the secretary of war , saw General Scho-
field , and made request for tents for 300men *
for the use of Iho Grand Army cncampmcnl
nl Slurgls , S. D. General Schoficld said ho
could see no objection lo the ) request , nnd
that the tents would bo sent from Fort
Meade , which Is very near Sturgls , but that
It would bo necessary to secure orders from
the secretary of war. Senator Petllgrow
went to the capltol and wrolo a formal loiter
of request to the secretary of war for thcso
All opposition to Iho confirmation of Dr.
Turner's appolntmenl as poslmaster nt Yank-
ton was withdrawn loday , and the senate
committee on poatofflces and posl roads made
a favorable reporl lo the senate in executive
session. The announcement of Dr. Turner's
confirmation Is likely to bo made at any
time this week. '
The senate committee on public lands has
referred lo Senator I'elllgrew Ihe nomlna-
llon of Clark Roe for Iho Chamberlain land
ofllco , Senator Pettlgrow has seen every
member of the committee on public lands
and ascertains thai Mr. Roc's nomination
will bo favorably reported from Iho commit- ,
leo by a parllsan vole. He will be confirmed.
Scnalor Kyle left Washington late lasl
night for Pine Ridge agency , where ho will
personally Investigate Iho merits of a number
of claims pending before congress which are
Iho result of Iho late Indian outbreak al lhat
The house committee on ngrlculluro loday
by a unanimous vole ordered a favorable re
port on Ihe bill of Congressman Hairier for
the transfer of Iho geological survey and
fish commission lo the Department of Agri
MAILING LETTERS ON TRAINS.
The recent order Issued1 by Chief Clerk
Vandervoort in regard to the mailing of lel-
lers on Iho Iralns at Crowell. Neb. , has been
misunderstood. Some citizens of Omaha
have supposed It was a general order , and
that hereafter Ihey would not bo allowed lo
mall lellcrs excepl al Hie postofllce. Repre-
antaltvo Mercer has .received lellers from
many clllzens of Omaha asking for Informa-
llon upon Iho subject , and Inquiring whether
Ihoir mall would be received on Iho trains.
Mr. Mercer has been advised by the IV > st-
ofUco department that the order Issued In ,
the case of Crowell Is not a general one , and
such an order Is only Issued where there Is
a boycotl , and where Iho clllzens are con
spiring agalnsl the poslmaster.
Senator Allen today submitted a resolu-
Uon , which was considered by unanimous
consent and agreed lo , directing Ihe secre
tary of the treasury to Inform the sonata to
what extent the statutes of the United Stales
against the Importation of contract labor i
liavo been violated since March 4 , 1889 , glv- '
Ing tha same by years , classifying the la
borers thus Imported , if any , by nationality
and occupation , and giving the names and
residences of the persona importing such
laborers In violation of law.
Senator Manderson today presented Iho
memorial of ncampmenl No. 126 , Union
Veteran legion of Kearney , remoiistrallng I
against any amendment to the existing law
which Iransfers conlrol of Ihe several
branches of Iho Nallonal Military boms
from the present board of managers lo the
War deparlmenl. Senalor Mandorson says
ho underslood there was some scheme of
Ihls kind In Ihe appropriation bill , and
asked that It bo referred to the committee
on appropriations , and It was so ordered.
Senator Manderson also presented a peti
tion of the Edgar Building andi Loan asso
ciation of Edgar , and of eighty-one citizens
of Omaha In opposition to a tax on the in
comes of building and loan associations.
Judge G. G. Bowman , who has been In
Washington for two weeks , left for Omaha
The president today ssnt to the senate the
nomination of William K. Fox , to be post
master at Plattsmouth.
The lowest bid for the heating and venti
lating apparatus to bo placed In the public
building In course of construction at Paris ,
Tex. , was made today by the Iowa Con- |
slruclion company of Sioux Clly. The
amount of the company's bid was $5GOO.
William K. Fox of I'lnttsiiinuth the Only
I.noHy Nebraska ! ! .
WASHINGTON , May 2. The president to
day sent the following nominations to tlio
Treasury James W. . Ball , collector of
customs , Yaqulma , Ore.
Justice Tracy R. Bangs , attorney of the
United States for the district of North Da
kota ; Joseph D. Bcthuno , associate Justice
of the supreme court of Arizona.
War Second Lieutenant O. C. Homey ,
Seventh Infantry , to bo first lieutenant , ord
Postmasters W. W. Brown , rfledbud , Cal. ;
Andrew T. Culbertson , Planervllle , Cal. ;
William L. Hedrlck , Fresno , Cal. ; James
W. Johnston , Monroe City , Mo. ; Thomas B.
Harper , Trenton , Mo. ; William K. Fox ,
Plattsmouth , Neb. ; M. W. Ryan , Medford ,
WU. ; Anna Klngman , Brodhead , WIs , ; Emmett -
mott Horan , Eau Claire. WIs. : Henry C.
Hunt , Keedsburg , WIs. ; Louis J. Bachand ,
Bayfleld. WIs. ; E. P. Coitman , Idaho Falls ,
Idaho ; II. C. Janes , Colchester , 111. ; John
Goodale , Marlon , 111. ; Thomas II , Stokes ,
Lincoln , 111. ; Louis M. Kerr , El Paso. III. ;
James S , Van Patten , St. Charles , 111. ; J.
H. Davidson , Farmer City , 111. ; Robert C.
McWIlllams , Henry , 111. ; William B. Mc-
llwalno , Sparta , 111. ; Charles W. Brady , In
dependence , Mo.
Agricultural Appropriation Illll Itoportiul
WASHINGTON , May 2. The agricultural
appropriation bill , reported to the house
by Chairman Hatch of the committee on
agriculture , appropriates $3,180,043 for the
fiscal year ending Juno 30 , 1895. Compared
with the appropriation for the department
for the present fiscal year this Is a decrease
of JU2.S5G. Very little change has been
mada Hi the salary lull n
NOT OKI n uhl > TIII : imrst : .
Tom .lolimon TrlM lo .JiuMc tlio Coxcy
< Jm' tlmi m 1'rlUloni tt\vl by Con riit.
WASHINGTON , May. , , 2. Representative
Johnson , democrat of Oulo created a sensa
tion of short duratlnnrllnMthe house shortly
after It assembled by , lntrpdticlnK n resolu
tion calling for a congressional Investigation
of the beating of ellbecn by the police dur
ing the Coxey demonstration at the cupllol
yesterday. Ho urged H "ds a question of
privilege , declaring th.tt 'the ' offense occurred
on the c.ipltol groundsand purported to bo
In defense of members of congress.
Speaker Crisp ruled that the resolution
did not present n question of personal privi
lege and ruled It out of order.
Johnson then asked unanimous consent to
Immediately consider the rcsohitlon , v'"t
there was a chorus of objections and the
resolution was thus summarily killed.
Mr. Johnson said that not only was the
regular police force marshaled In front of
the capital , but several hundred deputies
had been sworn In , Inexperienced and ex
citable men , who had lost their heads and
clubbed Innocent people.
Mr. Outhwaito of Ohio broke In with the
remark that It was beneath the dignity of
the house to Investigate police courts , nnd
the speaker ruled that the resolution did not
present a question of privilege.
'Then ' , " said Mr. Johnson , "I will move lo
refer It to the committee on public buildIngs -
Ings and grounds. "
"I object ; It Is a humbug , " said Mr. Qulgg
of Now York , and the resolution was with
At 12:35 : Mr. Dlnglcy o' Malno moved lo
take up the bill to Impravo the methods
of accounting in the Treasury department ,
and It was agreed that general debate on
the bill should bo limited tq two hours. The
house went Into committee of the whole ,
Mr. Hatchof Missouri In the chair. At
present the offices affected by the bill em
ploy 759 clerks at a cost ot $1,065,769. Un
der the pending bill there will be C24 clerks
at an annual cost of $836,000.
Mr. Wagner ot Pennsylvania moved to
amend the last paragraph by changing
the date for the bill to go Into effect from
July 1 , 1894 , to July 1 , 1895 , and no quorum
having voted he demanded tellers , but sub
sequently withdrew his point and the
amendment was disagreed to.
At 3:40 : p. m. the committee arose and the
bill was passed without amendment.
At 3:55 : the house .went InUrcominltteo of
the whole to consWer appropriation bills ,
and Mr. Catchlngs called up the rlvor and
harbor appropriation bill.
Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio opposed the passage -
sago of a bill carrying nearly $9,000,000
without some further explanation.
At 5 o'clock the committee arose and the
house adjourned without any action on the
SALOON KKKl'KUS AKK ItAKUKI ) , '
Iloo/.c DIspcMiscirn Cannot llo Appointed In
tli 1'oital borvlco.
WASHINGTON , May 2. Postmaster Gen
eral Blsscl has formulated a policy of bar
ring saloon keepers and bartenders from
appointment as postmasters. In accordance
with this plan where there are several can-
dldates the fact that any of them has busi
ness dealings with saloons will bo given
weight and the other candidates will bo given
the preference In making appointments.
Postmaster General Blssel said this after
noon ho had reached the conclusion a saloon
Is not a good place to , educate a person for
the transaction of postal business , though
there Is no ironclad rule prohibiting the ap
pointment of those wfio mhy liavo been con
nected with the liquor buniness. Mr. Blssel
said : "Wo have appointed men as post
masters who permitted birs In tholr hotels ,
though not Interested fHemsolves , but we
prefer not to. It Is not a temperance ques
tion nrr a moral question ; It Is a business
question purely , and the Postofllco depart
ment Is a business Institution. From my
observation and experience I am convinced
any man directly or Indirectly Interested In
the liquor business Is in a measure unfitted
by his occupation and that his Interest in
that business necessarily Interferes with a
full discharge ot his official duties In any
branch of the postal service. "
Soiiatn l'rac < < i > < ltnRHWcro Dull.
_ WASHINGTON , ilay _ Sj the senate pro-
.ceedlngs were rather dull today , most of the
afternoon being consumed by Senator Squire
of Washington , who made a carefully pre
pared speech In general opposition to the
tariff bill. Before ho began Mr. Lodge of
Massachusetts undertook to enact the role
of tormentor. Ho threw out some exasperat
ing challenges to the democratic side , but
the democrats refused to bo drawn into
a controversy , and finding his efforts un
successful ho turned the floor over to Mr.
Before the tariff bill was taken up Mr.
Hoar tried to pass his anti-lottery bill , but
It met considerable opposition from Senator
Gorman , on the ground that it would Inter
fere with rallies and drawings at church
fairs and made participants guilty of fel
onies. Ultimately the bill went over without
Gold Shipment Commenced In Kiirnost.
WASHINGTON , May 2. The Indications
are the usual spring outflow of gold has at
last set In. Advices at the Treasury de
partment show that about $1,500,000 in gold
was shipped by the Teutonic today and
$1,000,000 has already been engaged for ship
ment next Saturday. The treasury state
ment of today shows net gold on hand to the
amount of $100,298,008. Today's shipments ,
however , will not appear In this dally state
ment until tomorrow , and when the engage
ments for today and Saturday are added
the balance will only bo about $97,800,000.
The cash balance today was $124,882,531.
Ycoiiiiins Confirmed by tliu Senate.
WASHINGTON , May 2. The nomination
of James D. Yeomans of Iowa to bo Inter
state commerce cqmmlssloncr was con
firmed by the senate today.
The senate also confirmed the following
nominations : John F. Asbury , receiver of
public moneys , at Bozeman , Mont. Post
masters : Washington W. H. Van Lew , at
Dayton ; Ralston Cox , at Vancouver. Texas
W. D. Bell , at Childress. Nevada Henry
J. Berry , at Beno. Colorado James A.
Woodward , at Idaho Springs.
Stati ) Hank Tux Kcpcal Law.
WASHINGTON , May 2. Senator Walsh
today Introduced a bill for the repeal of the
tax of 10 per cent on the circulation of Btato
banks. Senator Walsh said In reply to a
question that the bill was Intended to pro
vide for unconditional repeal. "That Is
what wo want , " ho said. "Wo claim the
federal government has nothing to do with
the regulation of our state banking Institu
tions and ask to have the state bank tax
stricken from the statute books. "
"Q S S58S
' / /
QUAKER CHALK TALKS
Farmer Them's the finest Oats in the State , and they're going
to theQuaker Oats Mill. That's why 1 eat Quaker Oats
I know what they're made of.
Only In Packages.
DEMOCRATS HAVE AGREED
Forty-Three Vote * Pledged for the Amundetl
DOUBT CONCERNING HILL'S ' POSITION
Prominent Democratic Srimtor SIIJM It U'lll
llo u l.iuv lie Corn June l-C'liaimcn
llceldrd ttpim Not Y.'t
( ilven ( lilt.
WASHINGTON , May 2. While the re
ports early in the day Indicated there might
be soiiia dlfilculty In agreeing upon a tariff
bill , the conferences which were hnld by the
leaders on thfl democratic side of the senate
during the afternoon seem to have been In
the Interest ot harmony nnd what lack of
confidence there was among those who hoped
to secure a compromise disappeared. Among
those engaged In the Conference were Sen
ators Jones , Brlce , Gorman and Cockrell ,
whllo Senator Hill was present a portion of
the time. It Is the position of the New
York senior senator that 1ms caused some
trouble , and there are a number of senators
who bellove , even now , that Mr. Hill will
not vote for the bill with the Income tax
provision In It , and It Is almost certain the
Income tax will remain. The senators ar
ranging the compromise are counting on
forty-throe democratic votes and they will
bo able to control that number beyond any
doubt. This Indicates they hope to pass the
bill In spite of the opposition of Mr. Hill
and It also Indicates that the bill has prob
ably boon made satisfactory In other rc-
speets to Senators Murphy and Smith of New
Jersey. Senator Ilrlcc Is more outspoken
than any other who participated In the con
ference. He said today : "In an Interview
a few days ago I said the tariff bill had been
.agreed upon nnd would pass and I now re
iterate that statement. I will say nothing
as to details , but a bill has been agreed
upon. The statement I made at that time
that the democrats had agreed and would
pass the bill was a good help In carrying the
Third Ohio district by the democrats , and I
now assert that which I said then was true
and the bill will pass. "
Senator Brlce was asked If there was any
doubt about any democratic senator not
voting for the bill. He replied ho could not
say.Three publications today assert they know
positively of some of the changes , and that
tlio bill will bo materially altered.
The fact that when Senator Squire finished
his speech today no effort was made to
press the consideration of the tariff bill , and
that other matters jvera considered , and
that an executive session was held. Is taken
to mean the promise Is about completed , find
that It may be ready trt bo reported In a
short time. Late In the afternoon It wns
stated the vigorous pressing of the tariff
bill would bo postponed until now amend
ments WOPS reported , as It was understood
that bettor arrangements can bo made for
tha consideration of the bill when the
amendments are announced. It Is then bj-
Heved the republicans will agree to some
arrangements by which the consideration of
the bill may proceed , without resorting to
harsh methods , as the republicans , it Is
thought , will concede the passage of the bill
If forty-three democratic votes are guar
anteed for It. The assertion was mada on
good authority that by unanimous consent
a day would bo fixed for a final vote upon
the bill. A leading democratic senator ,
whllo not committing himself as to the day ,
predicted the bill would bo disposed of before
the 1st of June.
Where Ciiha'd Sugar (3oo To.
WASHINGTON , May 2. United Stales
Consul General Williams at Havana , In a
report to the Department of State , shows
that of the sugar crop of Cuba for the first
quarter of 1894 the United States took 91.4
per cent , or 37,812 tons ; Canada , 2,189 tons ;
Spain , 8,4M tons , and Great Britain , 3,821
Appropriation to Survey Indian r.aiuN.
WASHINGTON , May 2. Senator Berry
today gave notice of an amendment to the
sundry civil appropriation bill , appropriat
ing $100,000 for the survey of the lands of
the five civilized tribes of Indians In In
Brings comfort nnd improvement anu
tcnda to personal enjoyment 'when
rightly used. The many , v.'lio live bet
ter thnn others and enjoy life more , with
less expenditure , by moro promptly
tidtipiiHsr the T.'orld'.s best prodncta to
the needs of physical being , will attest
the value to licaltli of the pure liquid
Ir.xativo principles embraced in the
remedy , Syrup of Figa.
ltd excellence is due to its presenting
in the form moat acceptable and pleas
ant to the taste , the refieshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect Jnx-
ntive ; ciTectuuily cleansing the system ,
dispelling colds , headache.ftnd foyers
and permanently curing constipation.
It has given satisfaction to millions anil
mot with tlio approval of the medical
profession , because it acts on the Kid
neys , Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drng-
giits in 'iOc andSl bottlea , but it is man
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only , whose name is printed on every
package , also the name , Syrup of Fi ; ? * ,
and being well informed , you will not
accept nny substitute if offered.
IT. S. Depository , Oaia'aa , Nebraska
CAPITAL - - 6400,000
SURPLUS - . . 855,503
Ofllccra anil Dlroctorai Henry W. Yi'.n , prn
dent : John S. Coliitm. vluu pro-ililj.-U ; Liwtu A
Ucucl , U.ibhlur. Wm. It. A UiU'UoanUUtil
THE IRON BABTK.
LOST OR FAILING MffiOOD ,
General and Nervous Debility ,
Weakness of Ilody and
JMInd , Kffccta of Krrora
or Kiccssou in OKI or
Young. Hobimt , Noble
IWanhood fully He.storixl.
How In Knlarno nnd
BtroiiRthon Weak , Undeveloped -
; developed Organs and
PnrU of Ilody. Abso
lutely unfailing Homo
. Treatment lieneflulna.
Men testify from 00 States and KorclRii
Countries. Write them. Duxcrlutlvo Hook ,
explanation , and proofs mailed ( scaled ) ( roe.
ERIE MEDICAL GO , , Buffalo , HY.
Benight by them for cash nt 5c ( ) per
cent of their lir-U cost. Dress
floods , Linens , Silks , Kid Gloves ,
Luces , Notions , Carpets , Ung.s ,
Mattings , Ktc.
Misses' Hosiery ,
Ladles' fast black full rcRUlar made hose ,
manufactured to sell for 20c , our price
Ladles' drop stitch fast black hose , man
ufactured to sell for 23c , our price
Ladles' tan bosc , fast colors , manufactured
to sell for 2Cc , our price
Ladles' extra fine fast black blgb spliced
heel and too , Imported to sell for 35c , our
Ladles' fine tan hose , fast colors. Im
ported to sell for 35c , our price
Ladles' llslo thread fast black hose , Im
ported lo sell for uOc , our price
Ladles' fine lisle hose. In tans , with boot
pattern , Imported to sell for C5o. our price
3 pairfo r $31 $
Ladles' opera length hose , In tans , fast
colors , also boot patterns , Imported to sell
for-75c price -
- , our
Ladles' all Bilk hose , a fine quality , Im
ported to sell for $1.2ri , our price
Children's bicycle hose , ribbed and fast
black , manufactured to sell for 20c , our.
Children's heavy ribbed bicycle hose ,
double knee , heel and toe , fast black , man
ufactured to sell for 35c , our price
Hoys' extra heavy bicycle hose , fast black ,
with double knee , heel and toe , Imported to
sell for 4Gc , our price
Misses' ext a fine ribbed and plain hose ,
spliced heel and toe , imported to sell for 'lOc ,
Children's nnd misses' white footed hose ,
double heel and toe , Imported to sell for
COc , our price
Misses' fine llslo thread hose , fast black ,
silk finish , all sizes , Imported to sell for
7Cc , our price
1 case illuminated novelties , very pretty ,
Imported to sell for COc , our price
l.OOd yards light spring plaids , Imported to
sell for GOc , our price
1 case da beige , new shades , and Imported
to sell for GJC , our price
3,000 yards whipcord and diagonals , all
now shades. Imported to sell for $1.00 , our
1 case of crqpoiis , all now spring color
ings , also black , Imported to sell for $1.00 ,
1 case 48-icnh storm serge. Imported to
sell for DOc , our prlco
3,000 yards Scotch outlines and homespuns ,
Imported to sell for 85c , our prlco
Aboul GO fine Imported dress patterns , that
were Imported to sell for from $20.00 to
? 50.00 a pattern , our prices for same are
$1O to $20
fi4-Inch black storm serge , Imported to
sell for $1,35 , our price
10-Inch English serge and henrlclla , Im
ported to soil for 70c , our prlco
12-Inch satin figured novelties , black
only , Imported to sell for $1.23 , our prlco
40-Inch plain and figured bollste. In black
Imported to sell for $1.GO , our prlco
Dlack and white check , Imported to iell
for 7Gc , our price
Capoi , $1 4S. $1.7G. $1.08 , $2.00. $2.25 ,
Capes , ? 2.IS , $2.tS ) , $3.75 , $1.00 $1.50 and
Jackets , $2.25 , $2.60 , $2.05 , $3.00 , $3.75 ,
Jackets , $ G 08 , $7.48 , and $9.08.
ClilldrciiR Hcefer Jackets , 03o , $1.48 ,
$2.28 , $2.08 , $3.50 , $4.50 , $1.08 , and $5.50.
Try and match any ot the above for dou
ble Iho prlco.
Commencing at 8 p , m. , a very fine 4-1
sheeting , 3o a yard.
Commencing at 10 a. m. , a very fine qual
ity of 10-4 sheeting that sells for 2Gc , at
Commencing at 2 p. m. , a line of Ratteens
that noils for ISc , for 8'/jC.
Commencing at 3 p. m. , 0-4 bleached
sheeting for ICc.
The Morse Company
16th and Fariiam.
At 50 per cent of original cost. Liu
dies' .Incited. Capes , Shirt Waists ,
Hosiery , Underwear utul Corsets ,
JHtislIn Underwear , China Class
ware , etc. The folhnyiiij ; fs only
n few of special offerings for
Manufacturers' anil Importers' ' Sloclis of
Ladles' umlervcsts , with crochet llnlsh ,
manufactured to ncll _ for ISt , our prluu
Ladles' mace cotton vests , manufactured
to sell for 22c , our price
Ladles' Hgyptlan colon V-shaped vests ,
manufactured to sell for 35c , with tapu
neck , our prlco
Ladles' Itlchelluu ribbed , crochet finish ,
manufactured to nell for 30c , our prlco
Ladles' llslo thread vests , In ecru and
white , Imported to sell for 40c , our prlco
Ladles' lisle thread vests , high neck and
long sleeves , Imported to xcll for SOc , our
Ladles' fine llslo thread vcstH , silk finish ,
high neck , long sleeves , Imported to sell
for GOc , our prlco
Ladles' Egyptian llslo thread vests , slllc
embroidery , Imported to sell for 65c , our
3 for $1
Ladles llslo thread drawers , knee length ,
finished scams , manufactured to sell for
C5c , our prlco
Ladles' silk vests , Imported to sell for
$1.25 , our prlco
Ladles' silk vests , hand crochet arms and
neck. In ecru , while , black and cream , Im
ported to sell for Jl.BO , our prlco
Ladles' union suits , silk finished llslo ,
knee length , manufactured to sell for $1.GO ,
Misses' Jersey ribbed vests and knee
pants , manufactured to sell for much moro
than our price.
Size 20 , ISc ; 22 , 20c ; 24 , 22c ; 26 , 25o ; 23 ,
C quart heavy milk pans , IOc.
14 quart heavy dish pans , 20c.
Largo japanned chamber palls , 39c.
2 quart covered palls , IOc.
2 quart tin coffee pot , 14c.
11-oz all copper 8 pound tea kettles,7Ge.
14-oz. nlckle plated tea kettles , 9Sc.
No. 8 anti-rust bottom wash bollers.GSc.
GO feet best cotton clothes line , IOc ,
1 quart covered tin palls , 5c.
4 quart heavy milk pans , 6c.
China and Glass
(2nd ( Floor , )
Cottage dinner sets , elegant decorations ,
Tin top Jelly tumblers , 2o each.
Heavy polished table tumblers , 2c each.
One elegant China milk pitchers , 49c ,
Japanese tooth picks , 1,500 for IOc.
Japanese napkins , largo size , 39c per hun
dred. , "
Special for Thursday
Your choice from 200 dozen flno flint
brown and engraved table tumblers , ton dif
ferent engravings , worth $1.00 and $1,25 ,
at 39c per sot of C tumbler * . Not moro
than 1 dozen to a customer. .
Ice Chests ,
Wo have Just received a car load of the
celebrated Holding Refrigerators , which
took first prize at the world's fair. See us
before you buy one. There's money In your
pocket If you flo. ,
On sale Thursday , the sample lines ol
capes , Jackcti and suits , manufactured by
M. Teller Cloak and Suit Co. , Smith & llo-
scnllml , Judlg , llcrg & Co. , al much lesj
than Iho original cost.
Alt jackets at ono half regular prices.
Alt capos at ono half regular price * .
Great reduction In suits and mackintoshes.
The Morse Company
16th and Farna in ,