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OMAHA DAILY BEE
TWENTY-SECOND YEAH. OMAHA , MONDAY MOKiNlNG. MARCH 13. 1893. NUMBER 26J
IT WILL HARDLY HOLD HAY
Nebraska's ' Penitentiary Rapidly on Its
Way to Utter Ruination.
SAD WORK OF TIME'S ' CORRODING TOOTH
Kvldrnen of llrrny nml Neglect Arc Mnnl-
fent on Kvcry Nldit hi thn llnlldlng-
Convlut * Are 1'oorly Clad ,
1'eil and Ilcddeil.
LINCOLN. Nob. , March 13. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] In the midst of nil the talk about the
penitentiary investigation and the possibil
ity of pursuing that investigation still far
ther , a knowledge of the situation there
strengthens the conviction that the state's
prison Is not In a condition to successfully
Bland a very rigid examination into the pres
ent state of affairs there. The' writer vlsltod
the pen a few days ago on a tour of Inspec
tion and found things In a condition that was
in marked contrast to xvhat was noted there
five and a half years ago , on the occasion ot
his last former visit. There Is no disguising
the fact that the Institution Is far from being
up to the standard of a few years ago. It
has very decidedly deteriorated , and a gen
eral atmosphere of neglect and destruction
pervades the whole place.
This fact Intrudes Itself upon the notice of
the visitor as soon as ho passes through the
massive entrance Into the Imposing turreted
structure that constitutes the center. The
plaster is all falling from the walls , caused
by the water that filters through the defec
tive loof , and the walls have become watcr-
Boakcd. At the rate It is going the roof
will collapse before the close of the year ,
nnd the center will become a complete
Another feature that will not permit Itself
to bo overlooked Is the sewerage system ,
which Is wretchedly defective. The poison
ous sewer gas that Is constantly escaping
can bo detected in any part of the buildings
or any where on the grounds. It is so offen
sive that It is a wonder why there has not
been an epidemic at the prison before this.
Worse. Than PiilstilU'it Army.
The change that has been wrought Is ap
parent In the appearance of the convicts ,
who wcro never before clothed as poorly as
they are at the present time. They wear
the prison stripes , but the material is the
veriest shoddy. A partial attempt Is made
to keep the clothing patched together as
long ns It will hold a thread , but many of
the convicts are ragged , and their general
appearance shows that they have not re
ceived the benefit , of tlio appropriations that
have boon made for the maintenance of the
penitentiary. The s-imc is true of the cells
nnd the bedding that Is to bo found In them
It Is filthy , and bears no evidence that wash
day ever comes on the prison calendar.
It was the knowledge of the consuming decay -
cay going on at the penitentiary that led the
citizens of Kearney something over a year
ago to move for the relocation of that insti
tution at the county scat of Buffalo county.
They know that at the rate things wcro
going It would be- but a short time until the
pi'ison would have to bo rebuilt , and they
offered the state a lot of land for a now loca
tion , and something toward the necessary
new buildings. Tliero would have been no
thought of relocation had not tha urobabllity
of approaching heavy expenditures to main
tain the institution at the present site forced
itself upon the Kournoyltcs.
Noticed by the Committee.
The Investigating committee took notice ol
these facts on the occasion of their first visit
to the prison , but took no evidence concern
ing it until the cell house investigation was
completed , The result of their observations
was set forth In their report , and the same
was true of the cruelty investigating com
mittee , which called particular attention to
the condition of the prison. They likewise
vent Into/ the sanitary arrangements , am
chilled attention to the fact that the convicts
wcro allowed but ten minutes for a bath
once n week.
The condition of the penitentiary property ,
however , is what calls for more than passing
notice. Each legislature has made ample
appropriations to keep everything con
nected with the institution in the best of rc-
, pair , but this has not been done , and the
place Is now In a condition that will require
n very material outlay to prevent a heavy
loss to the state. Where the money hereto
fore appropriated has gene can only bo con
jectured , as there Is nothing at the peniten
tiary to show for it.
Will Ho a I tuny Week.
The indications are that the coming week
will bo a lively ono In legislative bolls , as
the session Is drawing to a close , and a
number of Important bills are crowding for
their final reading nnd passage. The Omaha
charter bill is bejng pushed for flnul dispo
sition in the sehato Tuesday , and the Lin
coln city charter hill Is , being forced by the
Lancaster county delegation for speeny con
sideration In the houso. Senator Babcock's
Platte river canal bill Is clamoring for a
1 hearing In the upper house , and the antl-
| V monopoly side of tlio lower house will inovo
[ * . everything that is not tied down to get their
sf maximum rate bill over to the senate and
acted upon without delay. Tno reports of
the various Investlgatlngcommlttces already
submitted will come up for deflnito action ,
nnd the reix > rt of the senatorial bribery in
vestigating committee Is to ho formulated
tomorrow and submitted within a day or two.
And it may bo stated right hero that this
committee Is going to liavo some little dlfll-
culty In arriving at a conclusion that will bo
satisfactory to each of the members. Cas
per is of the opinion that there was a irood
deal of talk and therefore more or less tire
behind all the smoke , but Is not certain that
enough positive evidence was secured to war
rant the committee in making direct charges.
McKesson Is insisting on a general clearIng -
Ing of everybody and the complete exonera
tion of all \\hoso names have been mentioned
In connection with the caso. Stevens is not
euro of just what ho does want , but thinks
that somebody ought to be censured. Just
liow'a satisfactory report will bo arrived at
is something that Is not yet plain to any of
the members of the committee.
Clamoring for Cash.
The appropriation bills will also bo crowdIng -
Ing for recognition before long. The appro
priation for incidental oxx > uscs of the legis
lative body has not yet been passed , and
there Is a great deal of complaint among
these who have furnished material because
of this fact. What will make a louder howl
for the passage of this bill than there has
been before is the fact , that many of iho In
vestigations have been completed , and the
witnesses nnd attorneys will bo demanding
tlielr compensation. The reason why the
bill has not been passed up to the present
time is unknown to the average Individual.
The scuato slftinu committee will probably
he announced before many moro days are al
lowed to glide by , and It will also bo known
whether or not the house Is to have a com-
mltteo to do the assorting act. as Scott's
resolution asking that no such committee
bo appointed In the lower ho-iso Is still
( irncriil Tliayer Protest * Again ,
LINCOLN , Neb. , March 11. To the Editor
of THE BEK : There was not a word of truth
In the letter published this morning In re
gard to myself , touching tbo penitentiary
report , except that 1 looked up some mem
bers to find out what the rei > ort was ,
I did not ask a single member to have the
report changed or modified.
1 never have said or claimed that I was
not responsible for tjio acts of the warden.
His appointment was not dictated bv the
Bonrd of Public Ijimls and BulWJngs. I have
never claimed that the Iwird stiould bo held
tolely itsponslblo. Very truly yours ,
J M. TIIUIIII.
To Prolillnt Whiter llaclug.
TIIESTON , N J , March I'.1Tho Burno bill
to prohibit winter racing was rushed
through the senate. Mr. Daly of Hudson
made n speech In opiwsltlon to ilt , holding
that It removed for nine months in the year
thu few restrictions now thrown about
racing and gambling. Nearly all the sen
ators made short speeches In favor of the
measure on Its plain merits.
no vita 1:0IN IH inniiMisii > .
Ho AVIII No I.onKcr Kemalii nt the Ile.iil of
dm Orp'trtmeiit of .Inttlre.
\Copnrtglittil \ ttO3t > ii Jamr.s OonliiH Hctintlt. ]
I'AUW , March 18. [ New York Her.ild
Cable Special to TUG BEG. ) In spite of the
entreaties of his colleagues. M. Bourgeois ,
minister of justice , Insists u [ > on withdrawing
from the cabinet.
Pending the selection of a successor , M.
Devclle , minister of foreign afllalrs , will take
charge of the department.
Tomorrow the government will bo in
terpellated , and M. Bourgeois will partici
pate in the debate ns a deputy. Ho will
appear before the court of assize as a witness
tomorrow , either before the session of the
Chamber or after. jArqi-ns ST. Cuitn.
.M.U12. COTTU'S UVIDKXCH.
Turin .Still Incited Over Her DUcIniures A
PAIIIS , March 18. The sensation caused by
Mine. Cottu's testimony yesterday does
not abate. The attempt to propagate the
opinion that she was animated by a desire to
avenge the sentence of her husband when
she gave her evidence against the govern
ment has failed completely. The papers
publish an interview with her In which she
says she was actuated by a determination
to tell the truth , regardless of personal In
tel ests or domestic affections.
M. Kolnoury , the police official who tried
to get from Mine. Cottu documents compro
mising royi.list deputies , has resigned from
the directorship of the penitentiary depart
ment. Police Commissioner Nicole , who ar
ranged the interview between him and
Mine. Cottu , will bo dismissed.
Deputy Dosprcs has given notice that ho
will Interpellate the government in the
Chamber of Deputies as to Mine. Cottu't
evidence. In the Senate M. Morris will
make a similar interpt'llatlon.
The cabinet crisis inaugurated by the
resignation of M. Bourgeois has been shown
today to be beyond hope of repair by patch
work. At a cabinet meeting this morning
the ministers agreed that every effort should
be made to luduco M. Bourgeois to reconsider
his resignation and In the hope that the ef
forts would bo successful , it was decided
that no now minister should be appointed
until M.Bourgeois should havegiven evidence
in the nssizo court and should have ex-
laincd to the deputies his position. If M.
iourgcois should still insist upon his rctlre-
ncnt , another minister should be apimintcd ,
jut this was regarded as an improbable
vent of the crisis.
This afternoon several ministers called
upon M. Bourgeois , but when the cabinet ro-
issemblcd this oveninc , M. Uibot announced
bat M. Bourgeois had been deaf to all argil-
nents apil he had Insisted that ho would not
return to olllcc. Subsequently at M. Kibot's
re-quest President Carnet signed a decree
jiving to M. do Voile , temporarily , M. Bour-
; eois' portfolio.
Henri Blsbon "gives as the reason for his
resignation from the presidency of tlio par-
"lamentary commission of inquiry into the
Panama scandal the fact that his health is
The ministers are awaiting with intense
anxiety the event of M. Bourgeois's nppcar-
: inco on thn uitne.ss stand in the Panama
trial tomorrow. The general conviction is
that M. Soinoury would never have talcen
the steps ho took without the cognizance of
the cabinet nnd perhaps of M. Carnot. The
developments of tomorrow are awaited with
feverish expectancy. The excitement today
' : ms not been exceeded since the beginning
of the Panama disclosures. It is thought
that only good luck can save the Uibot
Will Succeed Charles da I.esHepi.
CAIIIO , March olS : M. Chevalier of the
Department of the Public Debt has been
chosen to succeed Charles do Lesseps as ul-
rcctor of the Suez Canal company.
SHOT 111.1 UKJKVriil ) I.Ol'EIt.
Desperate nnd Cruel Iieed of Joseph Mussny
at nullify , JluKM.
QfiNcr , Mass. , March 12. Unrequited
love and Jealousy were the causes of a prob
able murder and suicide at Quincy today , tlio
principals in tbo shocking tragedy being
Mary Victoria UiFavo , u comely lass of 18
years , and Joseph Massey , aged about 80
years. The girl , who is a devout church
member , had been to mass and was return
ing homo unattended. Massoy.'iwho had
been waiting for her , followed her. A score
or more of other people , who were also re
turning from church , were also behind her.
When the girl had reached a point opposite
the entrance to the old Miller estate , com
monly known as the Stllo , Massey was seen
to step up near her , and , without any warn
ing drew revolver and fired three shots in
rapid succession , which were followed by a
heart-rending scream from the girl.
The whole affair came so suddenly upo
the eyewitnesses that they wcro for a mo
ment apparently paralyzed and paid no at
tention to Massey , who , after doing the
shooting , did not stop to see the result , but
turned and walked leisurely away. Realiz
ing llnally what ho had done the crowd
which had gathered cripd "Stop that man ;
ho has shot a girl ! "
Several men started for him , but before ho
could bo overtaken he produced the revolver
which he still held in his hand , pointed it at
his head and fired , the oull entering just be
hind the right ear. Without saying a word
ho fell over on a bank of snow and expired
in about ten minutes.
Willing hands took the girl tenderly in
their arms and carried her to her home , a
short distance away , where doctors made an
examination. They found that all the shots
had taken effect. Ono passed through the
loft wrist , the other two entered the middle
of the back a little to tlio left of the spinal
column , between the ninth and eleventh
ribs , fracturing the ninth rib. Ono of the
bullets lodged In the left lung and one In flio
abdomen. Physicians do not have much
hopes of her recovery. The girl was em
ployed In a shoo manufactory.
Massey , the perpetrator of the crime , had ,
up to within nlno months , been employed at
the same factory. Ho paid considerable
attention to the young woman and , upon
several occasions , called upon her at her homo.
Ho was apparently desperately In love with
her end urged her to become his wife. His
love , however , was not reciprocated , and
the girl in every way possible discouraged
his attentions. Some nine months ago ho
went to Marlboro to work , but frequently
came to Qulncy Saturday night , remaining
until Monday morning. Ho made the threat
that If the girl did not marry him she would
not marry any one else , as ho would shoot
her first , which threat ho put into execution
INHUNAI-OLIS , Ind. , March 13. A Logans-
port. Ind. . special to the Sentinel says : Fife
today destroyed the dry goods store of Wilei
fc Wlso. The stock was Valued at $75KK ( )
The building was damaged to the amount ol
? ; iDX ) ; insurance on stock , i48XU (
HONUSUAI.I : , Pa. . March 13. In n confla
gration tit Scelyvillo. a suburb of Honesdalo ,
today In which William Ryan's dwclllnir was
destroyed his brother-in-law , Thomas Kuno
was burned to death. Mrs. Hynn was badlj
Injure , I lij I-'ailluu ; Ire.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , March I' ' . A hugo avalanche
lancho of Ice and snow foil from the roof ol
the St. Paul Cordage company and struck
four men who wcro at work near the build
ing. Injuring all of them. John Mork Is In u
critical condition and it is iiossll > lo that hi
ofdreiui sii-iniiT .March 13.
At Liverpool ArrlvolI'olumblu , from
At HavreArrived -La ( Jascogne. fron
At Now York- Arrived Berlin , fron
Liverpool ; La Bourcofne , from Havre.
DROWNED IN THE PLATTE
Ed Bury and Andrew Bolard Lose Their
Lives in the Icy Hood.
BOLARD'S ' BRAVE BUT VAIN SACRIFICE
Hu Heroically Tried to llonruo llnry from the
Itlrur , hut \Va < * HltiHcir Swept In
and lloth .Men
In thu Water.
LA PLATTE Neb. , March 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THEBEI : . ] The ice In the Platte
river broke up day before yesterday , and
yesterday , about noon , the water raised
nearly three feet In thirty minutes.
Liter in the afternoon a drift log lodged
against the piling of the Missouri Pacific
bridge and ICd Bury , a bridge employe under
took to chop it In two. When about half
done the log broke and threw him headlong
into the water , and Andrew Bolurd , a B. & M.
employe , tried to rescue him ns the current
carried him under the B. & M. bridge , some
distance below the Missouri Pacific bridge ,
nnd ho too lost his balance and fell into the
river. Though both men remained above
water for some time no aid could bo given
them and both were drowned.
TOWNS UNDKItVATiit. : .
I'cmixvlvanln and .Mar.vlauilTow
hy I'liHidt ,
PmtAi > iirniA , Pa. , March 12. Honoris re
ceived tonight from various sections of the
western p.ut > of the stito : thre.itanuJl by
Hoods show abatement from the d'inar of a
fres bet in some places and in others the con
dition of the swollen rivers remains danger
ous , nnd in one instance the waters burst
through their banks and tnan.l'itoJ a town.
The latter incident occurred at Port
Deposit , Md. , where a night of anx
iety , followed by a day of Hooded
streets and houses , was experienced. An
ice gorge at Conowingo , a low miles above
Port Deposit , was holding in check a great
volume of water. The breaking of this
gorge was dreaded , and when night came on
hundreds of people thronged the banks of
the river and watched for" the coming tor-
ren ts. At 2 o'clock the gorge gave way and
the Hood let loose , sweeping down and
spreading through Port DeK | > sit. For a
time the inhabitants feared their town
would bo carried away and themselves
drowned. When the waters had reached
the height of eight feet in the streets and
houses , however , it ceased to rise , and their
fears were somewhat allayed. The stage
for the day has remained at the same height
and outhouses not securely ttxed have been
swept off. The tracks of the Port Deposit
& Columbia railroad arc covered for several
miles and it will bo several days before the
trafllo can bo resumed. No services wcro
held in any of the churches today on account
of the Hood. Tno loss so far is cst.mated at
$ . - > 0,0H ( ) .
Portions of the ice gorge at Linden , near
WHllamsport , Pa. , went out tonight , but re
ports received siy that the main body of ice
lias not'yet broken ; that the ice has settled
and threatens to move. Thousands of people
crowded the bridges and shores today to
watch the Ice , which was expected to break.
The water reached a height of fourteen
feet at Willlamsport tonight and all the ice
between ttiero and Linden has passed out.
At Jersey Shore the water reached a
height of twenty-four feet and at Linden it
was-two 01 three fcot lower.
The Susquehanim at Harrlsburg had fallen
this morning a foot and during the afternoon
was at a standstill , being thirteen feet and
nine inches above low water murk.
' Reports from points north Indicate that
the volume of water may bo increased dur
ing the night , but there are no apprehensions
of a serious Hood , and while ttio danger of
inundation is always present during the
annual freshet , the residents are not alarmed.
.A few , however , have taken the precaution
to remove their household effects to the
second iloor of their dwellings. The indus
trial establishments along the river have not
been compelled to suspend operations.
There has been no damage at Harrisburg ,
nnd It is believed the Hood will recede with
out the usual destruction of property.
At Kaston , Pa. , the Delaware river rose
five feet. From noon until y o'clock and
since then trreat quantities of Ice have
passed down. The river reached twenty-one
and one-half Tect there tonight and is still
rising. The Lchlgh river is backed up by
the water in the Delaware and Is overflow
ing yards and wharves , and , so far as can
bo learned , is not gorged at any point near
Kaston. In this city the duimer of Inunda
tion of the mills that line the banks of the
Schuylkill river at Munuyuuk is becoming
Just above Manayunk the Flatrock dam
has broken in the center and what holds the
river back from sweeping the remainder is
an old submerged dam about fifteen feet
back of tiio broken ono. Should the old dam
give way Flatrock dam will probably go ,
letting a flood down upon Manayunk , which
undoubtedly will cause great loss in the
Hooding of property and the consequent
stoppage of work in the mills.
MICHIGAN TOWNS IN OANGKIt.
Gorges on the Grand mid Other ItlvorH Cause
Hail Hoods ,
IONIA , Mich. , March 12. Never before in
the history of Ionia has Grand river been so
high as at present , and the river still rising.
Hundreds of men were at work with teams
last night and today , and the water has , so
fur , been successfully checked. The Capita !
wagon works plant's basement and lower
floors are inundated. The furniture factory's
plant is in almost as bad shape , and all that
can be seen of the fair grounds is the upper
portion of the buildings. The whole country
for miles is nothing but a raging , rushing
torrent. The bridges are all in place , but ir
The bridges on the Dotrolt , Grand Haven
& Milwaukee road are in Imminent danger
This morning men were engaged in weight
ing them down.
Trains on the Detroit , Lansing & Northern
are in confusion. The trestle at Portlant
gave way last night and passengers must bo
carted around the washout and loaded on
other trains. There is no Ice in the river
now to speak of , but the current carries
largo trees and debris of every description
down with terrific force and whatever Is h
Its way must go. A force of men will bo
kcut at work all night and o\'ery effort is
being made to keep .ho waters under contro
a few hours longer , when it is hoped the
greatest danger will bo averted.
It Is just reported that the louer Mllwau
keo bridge Is in great danger. The water is
underml' .ng the piers and it is now fcarei
the bridge will go out.
LVONH , Mich. , March 13. The heavy floes
of Ice have been passing-hero all the after
noon and at 5 o'clock ono end of the dam gava
out. A largo force of men by quick work
saved the whole dam from destruction
About 3 o'clock the dam at Portland gave
out and an hour later tremendous qunntl
tics of ice and water wcro thrown over the
country about here. At present It Is hopei
the worst Is past. Dynamite luis been usei
nearly all day in disgorging what wai
landed there last nMit. Itain is falling , ant
unless a great quantity of Ice lodges tonight
SL'rloua difficulty Is not expected.
llliiioU Streams on u ItumpiiKc.
CniCAdo , 111. , March 12. Djspatches from
various polntsin _ Illinois report that th o
rivers are rising rapidly owing to the recent t
warm weather , and fears are entertained ol
serious Hoods In various sections. The Illi
nois river ts rising at the rate of nearly an '
inch an hour at the narrows above Pcorla [ ,
and people are living In the second stories ol
their houses ,
In the Tazewcll bottoms , across the river ,
there has been some losses of cattle.
It Is reported from Henry that the gov-
rnment lock nnd daip nre unsafe and a
urthcr rise may takoi them out. Should
his happen the rnllcy' ' below would bo
wept by the Hoods.
The streams in the vicinity of Freci > ort
re higher than for years past.
The passing out of ice In Rock river yes-
onlay caused Mgli Uvatcr , and today the
owcr part of the town of Dlxon was Inun-
Intcd , Many residents wcro compelled to
eave their homes !
Virginia , 111. , reports that the Illinois
river Is now threeVmlles wide at Beards-
own and rising rapidly. All people on the
owland are moving out as rapidly us pos-
I'loods nnd I'lri' nt North llenil.
NOIITII BUND , Ncb. March 12. [ Special to
I'm ! Hun. ] The Ice gorge in the Platte river
vent out last night ; taking with It nine
pans of the wagon bridge , causing a loss of
nbout $ IXX ( ) . Tlio river rose six feet In four
lours , Hooding all tbe low land and backing
ho water up over the Union Pacific track ,
> ut doing little damage to the track. Raw-
ndo creek , north of town , broke out , Hood-
tig part of the town.
Italtroad Truelm Uu-dii'd Atrity.
POIITI.AND , Mich. , March 12. The Detroit.
Nansing & Northern railroad is the heaviest
oscr by the Hood. Last night sixty feet of
rack was washed out half a nillo cast of the
lepot by un ice gorge which turned the
. ourse of looking Glass river across the
oa-bed. The washout was just before a
wssenirer train was duo to pass. Several
jridges on this road are in danger.
Ice. In the Ml lniilppl Moving.
DAVHSTOIIT , la. , March 12. The river
cleared of Ice at Muscatluo today , and the
river is free from that point south. There
was a movement hero at 5 o'clock this after-
10011 , the Held in front of the city moving
lownward some 200 yards. Ice has gorged
on the islands below and the back water is
Curried Out Sioux < 'lly'n Pontoon ( ( ridge.
Siorx CITY , la. , March 12. jSpccial Tele-
; rain to Tin : BEI : . ] The ice went out of the
Missouri hero today , carrying away the pontoon
teen bridge and nearly demolishing the false
work of the Pacific Short Line bridge. A
gorge below the city caused a ris3 of several
'eet during the day.-
Went Out , tilth tlio lee.
Coi.UMiirs , Neb. , March 12. [ Special Tele-
ram to THE BEE. ] Seven spans ofthe
: Jlatto river wagon bridge two miles south of
; ho city went out today when the river
jroke up. Work on the Union Pacific Loup
brldgo is being pushed as rapidly as possible.
In Itio ( iramle tty Sut In Possession
of Government Stores.
liu Jan\at \ Oi.nln llr.nnclt. }
Chill , ( viA Galveston , Tex. ) ,
March 12. [ By Mexican Cable to the Now
York Herald-Special to THE Bin : . ] A mes
sage from the Hcrafd corccspondcnt says
: hit : the federals In Rio Grande do Sul ,
Brazil , have captured , a Hirpo amount of arms
mil munitions of war , ' which wore being
forwarded to the government troops.
The correspondent adds that the Monte
Cuscros district has been , almost converted
Into a barren waste , through the cruelties
practiced upon the pcoplb by the authorities.
Chief of Pollco Alon/.o has publicly whipped
the mother nnd sister ofl ex-Chief ot Police
Gonznlcs , who was g Uty of the great oppressions
pressions of 18S9. \ " >
The action of Dr , ISmfzuriz , Chilian minis
ter of foreign affairs , -signing the treaty
with-Bolivia , is regarded by the newspapers
us fully sustaining the claims of Chill in re
gard to territorial limits. The treaty , it is
believed , indicates that Chili will not relin
quish any of the claims by which Argentina
can acquire the water sources of this re
A meeting will be hold tomorrow between
M. Errazuriz and the minister from Argen
tina , at which a protocal will bo signed for
the survey of the disputed boundary of Chill
and the Argentine Republic.
Settled Their UlU'errnccs.
VAI.PAHAISO , March' 12. It has been offi
cially anno'-Kiced that the Chilian minister of
foreign affairs has signed a treaty with the
Bolivian minister , fixing limits for the two
republics , thus settling the old boundary
dispute. A point was. gained by Minister
Errazuriz on behalf of Chili under which the
line of demarcation Includes in Chilian terri
tory water sources which have been claimed
by Argentina. * , _
A conference was held in Santiago yester
day between Errazuriz , minister of foreign
affairs , and tlio minister from Argentina in
regard to the appointment of a commission
to settle the boundaries between Chili and
HKXO UXVKl ) IWUl'SlflKTH.
Ksthorvlllc , In. , Young Women Protest
A hiHt Their Introduction.
FOUT DODOE , la. , March 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The young ladles of the
little town of Esthervillo have taken a de
cided stand against the hoopskirt. A call
for a meeting to discuss the matter was
Issued by a half dozen of the leading young
ladles of the town , ami the girls came out in
force to the meeting , . and a lively denuncia
tion of the coming garment followed. Not a
sinelo voice was raised in favor of the crino
line. Formal resolutions were adopted de
claring the hoapsklrt n snare and a delusion ,
a relic of barbarism and an unwomanly gar
ment , and declaring that any young woman ,
In Esthervillo who should don the hoops
would bo socially ostracised. After the
meeting the dry goods merchants of the
town mot and agreed not to order any of tlio
Ho Will Itaeo HOI-HUN In the I'uture.
FOUT DODQK , la. , March 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] W. II. Tyrell , the ox-
Methodist minister who was compelled to
resign his pastorate at Clarion because ho
acted as judge In a horsb race , has returned
homo after a prolonged absence In the west.
Mr. Tyrell denies tno report sent out in a
press dispatch from Denver that he had
eloped with his wlfo'9 sister. Ho says ho
will attend the Methodist church as a lay
man and devote hltns'oll to racing horses.
Cut HU Throat.
DBS MOINES , la fMarch 12. [ Special Tele
gram to IIIB BEE. ] | At a late hour to
night .lames Howe , a flagman employed by
the Chicago Great Western railroad , com
mitted suicide by cutting his throat with a
Han Caliroriiii > > < iood Will.
SACIIAMENTO , Cal. , .March 12. The two
houses of the legislating mot In joint session
yesterday to hear th'e address of A. II.
Harvey of the oxecutiTO committee of the
Transmissis.slppl congress , to meet at
Ogden April IMand' passed the following
resolution : ' i
Hi-solved , That California receives with
reciprocal good will tlui.lnvltatlon toco-opor-
ute with thu TriuismKUsslpnt congress ant
uppiectatss Its olili-otn hud believes Mint In co-
opi'i-allon with tills body Us Intoro-iU will bo
materially enlmneert :
Smothered by COH ! < ! o .
WHITE PI.AIXS , N. Y. , March 13. Mrs.
Moses Miller , < > 3 years old , and Mrs. Ann
Julian 00 oldvo well-to-do sisters
, years , ( \vo - -
living In a tine house owned by Mrs. Miller ,
on Central avenue , were found In pod this
morning almost dead from asphyxiation
coal gas which had escaped from the stove
They are not expected to recover.
llu.ilie : * Troubled.
PIIII.APEI.I-IIH , Pa. , March 13. J , F
Bailey and Sons , dealers in iron , who sus
IKiided payment two weeks ago , made an
assignment yesterday to Owen J. Kinsley
The assets and liabilities are not known.
OUR FLAG IS STILL THERE
This Week Will Develop the Policy of tbo
Administration Toward Hawaii ,
1R , CLEVELAND WILL PROCEED SLOWLY
Conjecture * n to the View tlin New Secretary
t Stnto Will Take of .MlnUtcr Me\ein'
Actions Sumo Interc < tlns Wash
ington ( losslp.
WASHINGTON BUIIEAU OF Titn BEE , )
fii : < ForiiTEENTii STIIEET , }
WASHINGTON , U. C. , March 13. )
The coming week promises to determine
ho policy of the Cleveland administration
oward the annexation of Hawaii. The
United States Has is still Hying over the
government building * of Hawaii , notwith
standing the fact that President Cleveland
las withdrawn the treaty and lias brought
ho negotiations to a halt. If the flag con-
limes to fly it will amount to an cndorse-
neut on the part of Secretary Grcshain of
ho course pursued by Minister Stevens. It
s believed , therefore , that the policy of the
low administration will soon bo made
nanlfest by the orders issued to Minister
Stevens as to continuing or abandoning
its temporary protectorate of the Island.
t is generally believed that Mr. Cleveland
leslres to proceed slowly and that he prefers
o have a commission visit Hawaii and -make
a full report before further action is taken.
t was stated today that Don M. Dickinson
vlshed to head the commission , as ho looked
upon the acquisition of this island as one of
ho most imi > ortant acts of the new admin-
Another Surprise for Olllcn Seeker * .
The president may have further surprises
n store for the onice seekers. Ho told a
irominent member of congress , who asked
ilm in regard to the declaration , that lie
would not rcappolnt men who held oflleo
mder him before ; that his idea was not to
lorpctu'ito an oftlco holding dynasty. Ho
said ho disliked to see ofllccs kept 111 ono
'amily or handed down from father to son ,
ind he did not believe that it was for the
jest interests of the nation that this should
) o ttio case. Ho then went on to
explain that ho not only would not
rcappolnt ' ex-ofllco holders , , but ho
would not , unless tliero was some
larticularly good reason for it , appoint any
other member of the same family. This
opinion is said to be expressed in regard to
in application made for the brother of a
nan who held a prominent ofllco under Mr.
Cleveland during his first term. As the cx-
onlce holder himself is ruled out ho is now
Tying to get the place for his brother , and
Mr. Cleveland declared tnat ho should not
ippolnt a relative merely to please the man
who held ofllco before.
CIoveliind'K Nomination * .
President Cleveland's second lot of nomi
nations is expect oil to go to the senate to
morrow or Tuesday. Senator Cockrell of
Missouri , who is one of the leading spirits of
the senate caucus committee , siys : the com
mittee will make known the majority
members of senate committees on Tuesday
and that the nominations which the presi
dent has ready may bo withheld until the
committees are announced. The nomina
tions anticipated are ex-Congressman
Wheeler of Michigan for commissionerof pen
sions ; cx-Congressinuu Pool of Arkansas , com
missioner of Indian affairs ; o x-Congressman
MoAdooofNow Jersey assistant secretary
of the navy. It is believed that ex-Secretary
BayimVs name , as minister to Great Britain ,
will go in at an early day , although his
friends hero say he has declined it. It is
still believed that Frederic Coudert of Now
York will go as minister to Franco. It is
asserted with a good deal of positlvcness
that ex-Congressman C. C. Matson of
Indiana or cx-Consressuian Albert Willis of
Louisville , Ky. , will bo nominated as com
missioner of Internal revenue.
Suggested the Idcil to Clovcliiml. j
Hughes East , who was register of the
United States land oftlco at YnnKton , S. D. ,
under Cleveland four years ago , is hero and
claims to have suggested to President Cleveland -
land the. idea of "turning the old rascals
out" by refusing to rcappolnt the men who
once held ofllce four years ago. It appears ,
however , that Hughes did not intend to
bring about the rule which has been estab
lished and which bars himself out of ofllce.
Ho wrote Mr. Cleveland shortly after the
election explaining that while he
was against him in the campaign
for nomination ho was glad that ho ( Cleve
land ) was to be president ana it was to bo
hoped that , there would "bo a new deal all
around. " Mr. Cleveland took him at his
word and so Hughes presses brick in Wash
ington without nope of reward. East will
soon bo enjoying the air of Ynnkton.
Senator Beckwlth of Wyoming has taken
quarters with A. L. New , chairman of the
democratic committee of Wyoming , and
they will look after the ofllce seekers here.
Secretary Morton says ho will retain the
efllcient oftlcors of the Agricultural depart
Sir. Cleveland's Sunday.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 12. If Presi
dent Cleveland has selected his church in
Washington ho gave no evidence of that
choice today. Ho did not attend divine wor
ship , but spent the morning quietly resting
from the arduous duties of his first week in
ofllce. Some attention was paid to matters
of pressing importance and Private Secre
tary Thurbcr remained in the ofllco the hot
ter part of the day. A little after U o'clock
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland went for a drive
and for more than an hour enjoyed the
beauty of a perfect c"ay
Vice President Stu o ison , accompanied by
Mis. Stevenson , attended the morning
service at the Now York Avenue Presby
terian church , which is the same they at
tended during the previous democratic ad
ministration. Mr. Stevenson has not yet
selected a pew , but today occupied that of
Mr. Noble Lamer. In the afternoon , ac
companied by .ludgo Lawrence of the court
of claims and Mr. Lewis Stevenson , his son ,
tlic vice president took an extended stroll.
This evening ho received a number of calls
from personal friends.
Deep Sen I'l-di for the World's Pair.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 18.Tho United
States fish commission has been the recipi
ent of substantial aid from Prof. M. F. In-
galls of the Chesapeake & Ohio and the Big
Four railroad lines. Commissioner McDon
ald informed Mr. fngalls that his appropria
tion for the World's fair was not sufficient to
enable him to supply n proper quantity of
sea water for the capacious aquarium of the
government lsh ! exhibit at Chicago. Mr. In-
galls promptly agreed to furnish tank cars
sufficient to transport the water needed free
of all expense. It was found that it would
zequiro seven carloads of ocean water , and a
number of cars liavo been placed by Mr. In-
galls at the disposal of Colonel McDonald.
The ocean ilsh for the exhibition are belii
loaded for the trip to Chicago.
Husplted ik Murderer.
Sixo Siso , N. Y. , March 1' ' . James L
Hamilton , who was sentenced to die bj
electricity dining the week beginning to
morrow , has been granted a respite for ono
week by Governor Flower. The ground or.
which the delay was granted is the state-
incut of counsel for Hamilton that now evi
dence had been discovered by which thoi
claim to bo able to prove an alibi. The hear
ing Is get for next Thursday.
NOIIWAI.K , Conn. . March 12. James H
Hyatt died of a complication of Bright's dls
case , gout and other complaints at his rest
dcnco on West avenue , shortly after 3 o'clock
this afternoon , after a long and painful ill
ness , aged 85 years.
CHICAGO , 111. , March 18. William II. Mun
crloh , vice president of the Board of Trade
f Montreal. Can. , and consul of the Gorman
mplro in that city , died hero today of par-
tlysis. Ho was , when taken 111 , on his way
o California , where ills family Is tempo-
CINCINNATI , O. , March -12. At II o'clock
onight at the Hotel Stratford , In Cincinnati ,
-tike Schoolcraft. the famous comedian ,
lied , Ho was a member of the Knsscll Com-
dy company and played at the Walnut
Street theater last night. The cause of his
leath was gastric fever , complicated with
TO TII// . . !
Vtinthcr I.lucof Killroiil to Hi' Unlit It ttov-
eminent A < iUtturo : U Iterelved.
ST. 1'Afi. , Minn. , M'ltvh 13 A Winnipeg
tlan. , special to the Pioneer-Press says :
romlncnt capitalists are hero enloavorini ;
o receive assistance from the Manitoba gov-
rnincnt for a railroad tint will give \ \ Innl-
icg end northern Minnesota another tlirouzh
Ino to I/iko Superior. The promoters of the
ompanv claim that they have ma-.o ' all llnan-
ial arrangements for the work. provMo I the
Manitoba government gives reasinablo as
sistance. The intention Is to run the road
> ver the Winnipeg & Southostorn survey to
ho Lake of the Woods , near Northwest An
gle , thence across the boundary into north-
-'rn Minnesota , tapping the rich mineral
amis. The road then continues directly
east until n junction is formed with the Port
\rthur , Duluth & Western road , giving
connection directly to Port Arthur and also
naklng a Junction with either the Dnluth &
kVinntpeg or the Duluth , Mesaba & North-
: rn roads direct to Duluth. The
jullding of this line , the promoters
claim , would give Winnipeg a more
llrect line to both Duluth and Port Arthur
than the Northern Pncltlc or Canadian
'acillc. ' As an inducement to Manitoba to
rlvo assistance a guarantee Is to be given
" > y the company that wheat will bo carried
TOIII Winnipeg to the lake port at y cents
ess than any existing line.
\ delegation of promoters interviewed the
government yesterday and it is understood
eceivcd satisfactory assurance from them
hat aid to the extent of f-ir > 0.KJ ( ) would be
riven that part of tbo line in Manitoba.
" 'render Given way Intimated that he was
'reatly in favor of the road and If iieccss.iry
vould call a special session of the legislature
ogether to grant the money to the project.
lo Him nn Interesting Tulle with 11 News ,
NEW YOHK , March 12. In speaking of his
vork , Prof. Totten stated today in an inter-
rlow that ho had "not a shadow of doubt as
, o the general accuracy of his chronological
vork , nor as to its particular accuracy
vithln the necessary personal equation of all
intnan effort. " Ho maintains that wo are
ictually In the "midnight hour , " specified In
he parable of the "Ten Virgins. "
"Tho clock , " said the professor , "is still
striking , the tenth stroke will end its sound-
ng at the coming March equinox , the
eleventh in Juno and the twelfth or final
stroke at the September equinox of the cur-
ent year. After that none of the 'virgins'
need bo In further doubt as to the 'timo' or
s to wtiat or who is at lii-tid. " '
'Many facts , " ho continued , "assure mo
; bat wo are at the midnight hour of the
Stiristint : dispensation , anil 1 am sure that
, he seventh angel of the Saviour's revelation
x ) St. John Is soon to sound the seventh and
Inal trumpet which will lift the veil from
; ho mystery of God , but which is not to bo
confused with the 'final trump' as commonly
understood. In spite of misrepresentations
to the contrary , I do not anticipate the end
) f the world , but thu beginning of a now and
: > cttcr dispensation. I anticipate a crisis
'tomorrow' and the initlcnlum 'the day
after. ' I expect the first resurrection very
soon , but not the second until a thousand
years of golden ago have sped-away. "
The professor sot forth with great delight
ins reasons for his belief.
Commissioner Carter HUH an Interesting
TII Ik with u Reporter.
NF.W YOUK , March 12. Commissioner Car
ter , ono of the Hawaiian agents who came to
this country in the Interest of annexation ,
said today , regarding the queen's statement
published recently :
"So far as it refers to Minister Slovens , It
Is absolutely false. Ho" has not been un
friendly to or tried to embarrass the
Hawaiian government. On the other hand
iiis conduct has been unusually courteous
toward the queen and her representatives. "
"Do you favor the appointment of a com
mission to investigate Hawaiian affairs ! "
"I don't think it would bo advisable to
send a commission to Hawaii now. U would
only delay our negotiations. "
"Are you in favor of the establishment ot
a protectorate I"
"I don't see how such a policy would aid
us any In solving the question. The trouble
Is all internal. The provisional government
is now in charge of business men who liavo
taken it in hand , believing that it will benefit
tbo people. They simply want to maintain
the present form of government until some
arrangement mutually satisfactory can bo
made with the United States. The queen
will never bo restored to the throne , and the
tno.'omcnt in favor of the princess will , I
think , bo futile. All those who understand
the needs of Hawaii believe in an election. "
Kcinarkuhle CIIHO of u Colored Youth lit
Helena , ArldiiimiH.
HELENA , Ark. , March 12. Dan MeKi'il.a
young colored man of this county , Is puzzling
tho. physicians of this vicinity. About a
year ago , while having an i-piloptlo lit , ho
fell into an open liroplaeo and when found ho
was lying in the lire in an unconscious condi
tion. His scalp , the muscles of his head and
the hones of the tuft sldo , as well as the
tissues covering the loft shoulder , wcro
parchcu. He was in an unconscious condition
for two days , and recollected no IncHcnt
happening prior to regaining consclousupss.
Tbo bono and llosh wore burned from
his head to sucti an extent that the brain
could bo felt. Little medical attention was
given him. only household remedies being ap
plied. The burn removed one-half tlio skull.
No-.v after a year tin burno.l skull is being
reconstructed and bids fair to completely
heal , making an almost now bono covering
for the brain. The man has fewer fits than
before ho had the accident. His mind Is
clear and ho now does the work of nn ordi
nary farm hand. Ho was before the medical
society of this county at a convention. The
case has no parallel so far as luiou n by the
Doulilu Murder and Suicide.
CHICAGO , 111. , March 12. X. S. KIcs , a
watchman at the World's fair grounds , to
night fatally shot his wife and Mrs. Mary
Weir , a neighbor. Ho then turned his re
volver against himself. Inflicting a wound
which may prove fatal. KIcs came homo
drunk , and going into the room where Mrs.
Weir was nursing his wife , who was 111 anil
In bed , ho threwhlH heavy overcoat on the
bed. Mrs. Weir objected and pulled the coat
oiT. KIcs throw It back again , and when
Mrs. Weir attempted to pull it oft the second
time ho chased her from the room and flrci !
two shots at her , both taking effect. Mrs
Kles was aroused by the shooting and came
running out of the bedroom and Kies imme
diately shot her In the left side.
To Ho AmUtiiiit Treasurer ;
BOSTON , Mass. , March 13. The Herald
states , on what it assorts Is good au
thorlty , that there is no doubt whatever
over but that Charles S. Hamlln wll
bo made assistant United States trcas
urer. Indeed Mr. Qulncy would not uc
ccpt his own appointment except on the con
dition that his selection should not Interfere
with Mr. Hamlln's preferment to the posl
tlon which be is BO well tilted to fill urcuuta
EDITORS NEED NOT APPLY
They Will Not Bo Appointed to Ofllco Under
the Present Administration ,
REASONS F03 THIS HARSH DECISION
Mr. Cleveland Helleve Tliat Ills Predecessor
MHlered Through the Charge of
Having .Sulifddl/.iMl thn Press A
Cruul ttiillni ; if Unforced.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Man-It 18. Tho-Post
says : The assertion that editors are not
generally to bo recognized by the now ad-
nlnlstratlon Is true. Mr. Cleveland believes
that his predecessor suffered through the
hargo of having subsidized the press , and
10 does not intend to run the same gauntlet ,
riiedecision Is also to be made particularly
ippltcablo to newspaper men who desire to
postmasters In tlu-lr towns. Mr. Blsscll
ias had the names of some country editors
> resented to him , bv whom various post-
oftices were desired , but ho has uniformly
lei-lined to give any encouragement to the
ofllco seekers. Ho lays down the prlnclplo
hat In small towns all the utterances of
the newspaper over which the jwstmastor-
editor presides will bo regarded as the
views of the administration , while , on the
other hand , all pralso of Mr. Cleveland's
nets will ho discounted because it emanates
'rom the recipient of official favor. There-
'oro ' , Mr. Bissell does not propose to appoint
my editors to postniastorshlps , and the
'resident will observe the same rule In dis-
losing of higher ofllces.
l.H.MIOKATION TO THIS UMTIH ) STATUS.
'recuutloiift tlint Ar llelug Taken to Pre
vent th < > Introduction of Cholera.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 13. The Treas-
H-.v department is advised by the Depart-
nent of State that steer.igo truffle between
European points and the United States ,
vhlch was discontinued on January 1 last ,
ias been resumed. United States Consul
Gardner at Hottcrdam , In a report to the
State department , gives a detailed account
of the precautions taken there to prevent
the emigration of persons affected with con
tagious diseases. In addition to the safe
guards against transmission of disease uf-
'orded by the local system of examination ,
mule immediately before embarkation ,
a new hotel , designed exclusively
'or the accommodation of stcor-
igo and second class passengers cnrouto for
the United States has been built. This
lotel , known as the "Nasm , " Is owned by
Netherlands-American company and is
solely under their management. The cntlro
ontrol of this building , according to Dutch
aws , is In the hands of the commissioner of
mmigration , and the United Slates consul
las free access to the builaing.
Consul Gardner states that within the
last three or four years the rate of stcerago
Mssago from Hottcrdam to Now York lias
net-eased in the ratio of the added rcstric-
, ions upon innnUrrutlon imposed by the
United States authorities. The rate for
teerago in IbUl was S20.-IO , while at the
present time it is gil.BO. Tlio grade of pef-
sons going In the steerage lias also shown a
iiorcentago of improvement , more or less
closely c'oiTesiKindtng to the percentage or
increase of cost ol passage.
United States Consul Estes , at Hamburg ,
has submitted a report of the precautions
that ho has adopted against tlio Introduction
if infections diseases into the United States
by the resumption of Immigration , at his
l < ort. Ho states that all vessels sailing from
Hamburg for ports In the United States , before -
fore they cam obtain their bill of health ,
must be thoroughly disinfected according to
the instructions of the United States -Marino
hospital scrvift- . This disinfection is
superintended by Dr. W. L. Homann , a
Hamburg government surgeon , who uses the
Hamburg police department seal on his
certificate of disinfection. Further , the
crews of vessels carrying Immigrants are
mclleally examined by Dr. Homann and Dr.
Nash , a deputy of Mr. Jenkins , tno health
oflleer in New York. Those physicians issue
n joint certificate as to this examination.
ll passengers not traveling in the saloon
are medically examined before embarkation
by Dr. Homann in his capacity as govern
ment surgeon and by a physician of the
steamship company. This examination Is
made in the presence of cither the consul or
vice consuls , and the certificate to that effect
is annexed to the passenger manifest of tno
vessel. Both of the physicians Issue
a cerUfieato besides , In which they de
clare the passengers to bo In
good ticalth and free from all infectious
discuses. The bill of health , which is not
delivered to the steamship until nil of these
requirements have been complied with , bears
across its face In red Ink the oxaut number
ot cholera cases and deaths which liavo been
reported to the Hamburg senate cholera
comhiisslon during the fortnight previous to
the date of the bill of health. All of the
above mentioned documents bear the authen
tication of the United States.
Consul Estcs also states that all passen
gers coming from Uusslu and AusJria-Hun-
gary are obliged to observe a quarantine of
at least six days under police scrvelllanco
before they are permitted1 to go on board
IN Till : S a NATE.
l > cmoer. < UoSoimtoi-H Soon Complete IU
WASHINGTON , D. C. . March 13. The ses
sion of the senate tomorrow will probably bo
brief and will bo confined mainly to the re
ception of nominations from the president.
Within a day or two following , howovar. the
committees will Iw appointed and the body
will bo in thorough working order , so far as
the business for which it is called together
Ueports of committees upon the nomina
tions will begin tomorrow and the sonata
will bo occupied with thorn until the end of
the special session. Aside from this business
Is tno consideration of the legal questions
Involved in the appointment of three sena
tors by the governors of Montana , Wyoming
and Washington. The members of the
committee on privileges and elections liavo
already have been devoting their attention
to the study of precedents and law affecting
sueh appointments , and will doubticss bo
ready to make reports soon after the creden
tials are taken up. It happens that the de
cisions of the different points involved in
these cases can bo made without affecting
the political complexion of the senate , and It
Is the intention of both sides of the chamber
to endeavor to consider the cases purely on
their merits and without respect to political
considerations , and thus establish a prece
dent that will bo likely to stand hereaftor.
As the points Involved are many and the
question itself complicated , It is 'expected a
debate will ensue In the senate upon the pres
entation of the report of the committee
that may occupy several weeks.
ri ol the Itovolutlnu.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , March 13. The state
ment that the society of tlio Daughters of
tlio American Revolution hud qoted to ex
clude all collateral descendants is at least
premature. It has ( icon submitted for dis
cussion to all the chapters during the pros-
cut year and the final vote will bo taken at
the next congress In February. IfclM. During
the coming.M'ar all nuch applicants will bo
received as they have been heretofore.
follow Traey' Hun.
WASHINGTON , D/O. , March 18. Secretary
Herbert says that ho does not favor making
changes among the mechanics of the navy
yards because of politics and would follow
thu practice of his predecessor In till * r *