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The Pariiamentary struggle Ove: the
Question About to be Inaugurated.
" pondon special: It may be stated on
very good authority that the cabinet coun
cil recently held resulted in a decision on
the part of the government not to make
any official conciliatory overtures for the
gupport of the malcontent liberals and
radicals. The government will, therefore,
pegin the parliamentary struggle -over the'
home rule bill to-morrow with hands en
tirely irce. OI course, whatever coneessions’
Mr. Gladstone may have made thus far jin
the way of modifying the clauses of the bill
according to the advice of those whose
criticisms were in the spirit of friendliness’
to the main object of the measure, will hold
good, but any attack upon the bill which is
made in a wholly antagonistic spirit, will
be boldly met and opposed. It is not un
likely that some further modifications of
the original draft of the bill will be con
gented to in the course of debate in order
to meet the wishes of such of the support-,
ers of the government as have not yet had
opportunity to consult Mr. Gladstone, and
who will therelore express.their views in
parliament. ' F
One of the propositions which Mr. Glad
stone has beer: asked by the adherents of
the government tc consider is intended to
solve the difficulty which has existed in re
spect to Irish representation in the imper
jal parliament. The plan is for the Irish
parliament to appoint a delegation of its :
members to meet a similar delegation from
the imperial parliament, or, if preferred, for ;
the Irish parliament to have power tos nd
at any time a delegation to sit in the im
perial parliament itsell. Mr. Gladstone ‘
has, up to this time, declined to favor |
either of these plans on account of his be
lici that, when .the parliaments were thus
united by delegation, consideration of im
perial afiairs would be necessary; whereas
facilities for such discussion would be erude,
and no logical voting arrangement could be
devised. It is thought, however, some pro- |
position of this nature will ultimately be ‘
agreed to by the premier, and that it will |
meet the approval of the majority of the
arty. j
pHurting'ton and Chamberlain, the most
prominent seceders from among Mr. Glad
stone’s supporters, held a protracted con
sultation last night presumably for the
purpose of agreeing upon a course of con
certed action against the home rule bill in
the coming debate. As the decisive mo
ment grows nearer, party bitterness inten
sifies, and hardly anything could be more
venomous than thelanguage of some of the
journals which are active in opposing the
measures under public discussion.
Mr. Tyndall writes that Gladstone is
guilty of a treasonable surprise; that heis
trying to drug and debauch the nation.
Vanity Fair, which has been the organ of
the English advocates of armed Irish pro
testant resistance to home rule, says: “It
is time to stop talking. If the people of
Ulster are handed over to Ford and Egan
and forced to fight for their skins like rats
ina pit, any able-bodied Englishman is a
coward if he stands by and sees this crime
committed. England is still worth living
in. but so sure as Irish-American repro
bates are allowed to plant themselvesin
power on our very coasts, so sure will Eng
land become a name of contempt.”
The St. James Gazette says: Ulster must
be ready to resist any attempt to place the
province under the rule of a foreign govern
ment composed of American-Irish Jacobins
and priests hungering for spoils and re
venge. i
A goodly proportion of the provincial
papers indulge in similar statements. Al
though Lord Wolseley refuses either to
contradict or to explain certainstatements
attributed to him, it is well known he
shares the hostility of the bulk of the army
officers against Mr. Gladstone. This feel
ing is not due sofely to distrust of Glad
stone’s Irish policy, but is partly oc
casioned by resentment for what they con
sider his policy of sacrifice and surrender
in Alghanistan, the Transvaal and the
A Tragedy at Kansas Oity. -
A shocking tragedy occurred in the Union
depot waiting room at Kansas City, .Ed
Davis, a Burlington and Missouri river
tontractor, shooting himself in the prye;
ence of his wife and six children. Davis
Vasin that city on his way to Grand
Islang, Nebraska, where he was to take
charge of the grading of a Burlington and’
Missouri extension, and had in his chargea
tumber of laborers and teams. While in
Kansas City he drank heavily and threat
ened several timés to talke his own life.
About U o'clock in the evening he took
from Lis satehel a thirty-eight caliber re-
Volver and before his family and the hun-.
dreds of people around him in the waiting
room could interfere he shot himself three
times in the right side, and in ten minutes
vasdead. No cause for the deed, except
delals, ic known,
The Additional Bounty Act.
, " Comptroller Maynard has ren
oM au important decision under the ad-
L hounty act of July 28, 1866, The
iPeision is to the effect that every soldier
- enlisted atterApril 14, 1861, for a
Fefiod 0" not Jess than two vears and was
AL OP:hp discharged after serving two
Fears {, the purpose of enablinghim to ac
;‘Dt © ¢ ‘mmission, is eptitled. to the ad&
tic:'“a‘ b unty of S5O authorized by t
,fix‘fle‘-'i - section of that act, provided he
fl:s "O° entitled to any greater bounty
WB31) under the law existing at the
iy okt bassageof theact, and provided
,f‘da“ vas filed in time. This decision
;,:fft. ¢ plicable to any claims for such
aft You. | bounty which were not filed till
< July 1, 1880, the time for filing such
“1s Laving expired by limitation on that
Chicago and fillw.ukeo Communists
Put Down—-The Leaders Likely to
be Executeds ~
Caicaco, May 6.—There has been a de
cided improvement in the condition of
affairs in Chicago during the day, and peo
ple’s ‘apprehension of future troubles is
gradually being lessened. The cause of this
feeling is due, more than anything else, to
“’hflflm-.\mtlon and activity which has
been layed by the city authorities since
Tuesday’s massacre by the arfarchists. The
prompt action of the coroner’s jury, in
holding the socialist gang for murder, has
also had a-most salutary effect, and their
adherents have been keeping very quiet.
The backbone of the strike is broken. The
police are alert and ready for any emergen
¢y, and in a short time the trouble will be
over. In view of the declaration of-the
state’'s attorney in effect that he
has discovered and is in possession of
ample evidence implicating the conspira
tors, Spies, Fielden and Schwab in
the wliolesale slaughter of Tuesday night,
the situation has assumed a seripus aspect
for these notorious anarehists. It is the
general emphatic opinion among leading
members oi the bar that their crimes are
well defined, and, under the most circum
spect interpretation of the law, are punigh
able by death, With such opinions it is
morally certain that the hanging of the
trio of exponeunts of nihilism is a matter of
the near future.. The question of their
doom js agitating the lezal minds of the
bar, and methods prescribed ég;' their pun
ishment are numerous. It was recom
mended by some that at the order of the
judge a special grand jury should be im
panelled and the case proceeded with with
out delay.- In times like these it was con
strued that the sooner an example was
made of such breeders of ¢érime and murder
the more effective it would be in suppress
ing such men in the future. In conversing
with leading lawyers regarding the possibil
ity of the hanging of the trio many points
of interest were developed.
“You may rest assured,” said the gentle
man, “that the time has come when the
city of Chicago has an opportunity to dis
play action in the treatment and disposal
of a most dangerous ¢lass of criminals, rep
resentatives of a class of rioters and incen
diaries whose power menaces at all times
law, order and prosperity. The prompt
action of the local officials in the capture
and holding of Spies, Schwab and Fielden,
is commendable, but should only be con
sidered an initiatory step to the disposal
of these fiends on the gallows.”
“Do you think it is possible under the
present laws to carry their penalty to that
point?” 5 IR TSR RIS T
*There can be no doubt about it. Itisa
well known fact that these men aided and
were instigators of a riot movement which
resulted in numerous murders. Viewed
from the statutory point of view, they
were accessory, and are amenable as
principals. KEvidence against these men
would be cumulative, and if they were
accessories to the villainous plot that re
sulted in thedeath of a number of innocent
parties, the guilt would be in proportion
as the injury to life was great or small.”
“Could the previous speeches of these
men be offered in evidence against them?"’
“They would be important factors in the
case, and would be acceptable in defining
the position of defiance to law and dis
regard for human life which the speakers so
frequently evinced.”
Congressman Ranney, of Massachusetts,
declines to be a candidate for re-election.
Senator Jones, of Florida, is still away
from his post, but- the senate has two
Joneses left. y
It is rumored in Washington that Sena
tor Allison is about to marry a beautilul
young lady of that city.
Congressman Oates, of Alabama, thinks
the speaker of the house should be a par
tisan leader and not a judicial officer.
The illness of Senator Mitchell, of Penn
sylvania, is a nervous disorder complicated
with an affection of the eyes. He denies
that he does not expect to be able to re
sume his official duties..
Senator Collum, of Illinois, avers that
the relation between himself and General
Logan are now as cordial as they havebeen
for the past fifteen years. This expression
is called out by a published report that he
was trying to undermine Logan's influence.
Representative Morrison, it is whispered,
when he wants to keep his temper, dreases
in Dblagk. In his ‘semi-clerical garb he
never swears. This is probably when he
has no tariff bill on hand and Mr. Randall
is not found in his neighborhood.
About thirty congressmen attended a
base-ball match in Washington the other
day, and the correspondentsays: A curi
ous fact noticed during the game was that
the congressmen sided with the visiting
club, cheered when its members made fine
plays, and looked glum when the tide
turned against the strangers. The feeling
exhibited partook much of that existing
in every ecollege village between town and
te-n. The struggle on the field was be
tieen Philadelphia and Washington, but
on fihe grand stand it was the capital city
against the nation. Howmstural-it is to
abhor centralization.
Suicide of an Actor.
At Newark, N. J., on the Bth, Frank
Clement, of the Modjeska company, com
mitted suicide at the Market street rail
road station by throwing himself in front
of a train. His hiead wassevered from his
body. Ml ST e R
Senator Dawes® Bill Severely Handled
by the House Indian Committee.
Washington special: The Dawes bill to
provide for the possession of lands in sev
eralty among the Indian tribes, aiter pass
ing the senate fared badly at the hands of
the house committee on' Indian affairs.
Senator Dawes says that. he would rather
see it defeated than pagsed as it now
stands. It is the mos(rgportant Indian
bill pending belore congress, as it proposes
to do what all intelligent friends of the In
dian now agree should be done, break up
the tribal relation and encourage the in
dividual Indian to adopt the ways of civil
ization. Mr. Dawes had carefully worked
up the bill, and it passed the senate with
out any materialamendment. It provided
that any Indian, whether a member of the
tribe holding land by treaty or otherwise,
should have the right to select 160 acres
for himsell and smaller divisions of land
for the women and children of his family,
the title of which shall be for twenty-five
years rest in trusteeship, and then be
made absolute by a patent from the gov
ernment. The house committee, with a
view of preventing the abandenment of the
Indian reservations by the seeretary of the
interior after all the Indiaus of the tribe
had selected land in severalty, tacked on
an amendment to the effect that
no individual Indian should be per
mitted to take land for himself until
a majority of the tribe should
vote to accept the provisions of the bill.
Another amendment was also offered ex
cepting from the provisions of the severalty
bill those tribes whose treaties allowed the
selection of lands by individual Indians.
To-day the house committee reconsidered
its report, and a general disposition was
manifest to restore the bilk to very nearly
its condition on leaving thé senate. Mem
bers of the committee who had nothitherto
given the bill direct considerationsaid that
the majority of any tribe would be against
allowing lands being taken in severalty.
The chiefs, who are the lawgivers of the
tribes, are uniformly opposed to the sever
alty proposition, and would do all in their
power to prevent its adoption. In this
way the few Indians who are at all pro
gressive, and desire to enter upon the ways
of civilization, would be held back until the
savage and lazy majority of their tribe
could be persuaded to consent to their tak
ing lands. The only way in which the In
dian can be ci\'ilize({is to give opportunity
to the progressive element in the tribe to
take lands and make farms and homes for
themselves as soon as theyare ready forit.
To wait for the majority of the tribe to
~ome up to that point before it is allowed
is a great injustice to those who are strug
gling up to independent manhood after the
civilized pattern. The committee alsocon
sidered a proposition allowing Indians to
take for grazing purposes an additional al
lotment for each individual. This wasnot
generally approved by the committee, but
no final action was taken.-
Prospects for Spring and Winter
: Wheat Quite Encouraging.
The following crop summary appears in
a late issue of the Chicago Farmers’ Re
view: The prospects for both winter and
spring wheat continue excellent. The only
state in which no special improvement is
reported is Kansas. The tenor of the re
ports, however, is not specially different
from those of the preceding six weeks, with
the exception that in Greenwood county
damage by fly is reported and in Oswego
the presence of the chinch bug has been no
ticed in some of the fields. In Atchison
county not to exceed 20 per cent of the
original acreage has been plowed up and
the land devoted principally to oats. The
remainder of the crop is in good condition.
In Harvey, Burton and Pottawammie
counties the entire crop is set down as an
absolute failure. In Morris county 20 per
cent of the original acreage remains and in
Saline county there is the promise of 50 per
cent of an average crop. In Chautauqua
and Oswego counties there is the promise
of rearly a full average crop. Winter wheat
throughout the state hasattained agrowth
of from six to twelve inches. While the
average of the reports from southern Illi
nois indicate a fair outlook for an average
crop, tho spring wheat reports from Da
kota, Minnesota, lowa, Wisconsin, and Ne
braska are of a very promising character.
Morton county, Dakota, reports a2O per
cent increase in average. The recent rains
in Dakota and Minnesota have left the
ground in good condition. The growin
plant is rmorted to have taken'a coog
stand. In Wisconsin spring wheat is just
putting in an appearance, while winter
wheat is from cight to ten inches high. The
reports from lowa indicate a full average
crop. Corn planting has been finished in
Kansas, and is -partially completed in Ne
braska, lowa and Wisconsin. The plant
ing occurred under generally favorable con
ditions. :
Protecting Health of Cattle.
Gov. Oglesby, of Illinois, has issued a
proclamation prohibiting the importation
of cattleinto the state from territories
Iving south of the thirty-sixth parallel and
west of the Missisippi rivers and also that
portion lying east of the Mississippi and
south of the thirty-filth parallel, between
the Ist day of April and the Ist of Novem
ber, except upon the conditions prescribed
by the state board of live stock commis
sion. According to these conditions the
prociamation does not prohibit the carry
ing of cattle through the state on railroad
trains, nor the shipping of them in for im
mediate slaughter, but prohibits their im
portation for feeding or grazing purposes.
The total vote polled in Rhode Island on
the prohibition amendment was 24,410.
The Chicago Tribune thinks the republi
cans will gain three congressmen in Illinois
this lall.
General Gordon is said to be using Jeffer
son Davis as a bait for the Georgia gover
norship. ~
The Vermont republican convention
meets JunelG. There will be 700 delegates,
which is a very large percentage of the
voting population. f 5
Secretary Lamar says when he wants to
reach the country he prefers the interview
form, as he has always been fairly treated
by the representatives of the press. :
There is talk about leaving the tarifi bill
rest just where it is until the next session
of congress, and it is likely that it will be
domne. It i 3 plain, that the bill cannot be
passed, and the situation resolves itsell
into a question of expedience.
Secretary Manning informed the senate
that the republican collectors of internal
revenue were removed and democrats ap
nointed in their places . for the good of the
service and to promote the success of the
policy of the administration.
The present cabinet is one of heavy
weights. The president weighs over 300
pounds. Mr. Manning at the time of his
attack weighed 320. Mr. Garland and Mr.
Lamar are both large men, weighing over
200 pounds each. riiessrs. Bayard and
Endicott, though tall, are rather spare.
They each tip the scales at about 200,
while Messrs. Whitney and Vilas will each
mark about 175 pounds.
Washingtonspecial: More has been said
here during the past week, and more is be
ing said here now, about the labor strikes
and the riots growing out of them than
of any other or in fact all other subjects.
It is the unanimous opinion of the great
thinkers in both parties that the labor
question is the most profound and serious
one that congress will have to worry over
from this time forward. How to avoid
strikes and how to treat strikes and riots
when they cannot be controlled, are the
serious aspects. How to employ reason
instead of weapons of destruction, is the
issue, and congress, all concede, will have
its hands very full of it hereafter.
Meeting of -the State Fair Board.
Lincoln Correspondence Omaha Bee: The
board of managers of the State Agricultu
ral society held a meeting in this city yes
terday, at which a resolution was adopted
calling on the members of congress from
Nebraska to render every possible assist
ance toward securing the immediate pass
age of the Scott bill to regulate the manu
facture of bogus butter. The action of Dr.
Billings in regard to hog c¢holera experi
ments wus warmly endorsed. Considera
ble time was occupied by Mr. W. L. May,
of Fremont, who explained his proposed
fishery exhibition at the next state fair,
and asked the managers to provide a suit
able building. At their previous meeting
the board appropriated $5OO for this pur
pose, but the plans of the structure, as pre
sented by Mr. May, call for an expenditure
of $1,200. It seemed to be the wish of all
the members to do whatever is necessary
toward making the exhibition a pleasing
novelty, and the matter was referred to
Mr. J. D. McFarland with power to act.
This will assure the erection of the build
ing, as Macfarland is known to favor the
project. Mr. May’s wish is to have the ex
hibit placed near the heidquarters build
ing, where it will be accessible to every vis
itor, and to make it complete in every feat
ure. He will having living specimens of all
procerable fish, as well as the nets, hooks
and other devices used to catch them, and
arrange the whole so that it will not only
be pleasing to the gight but instructive to
the mind. Mr. May’s position as vice-pres
ident of the American Fisheries associa
tion, gives himm unusual facilities for ob.
taining a complete collection, and it is his
avowed intention to labor unceasingly un
til the fair opens to that end.
A Pension Forger Pleads Guilty.
H. J. Barber, of Waterloo, pleaded guilty
to the charge of forging pension affidavits
in the Unites States court yesterday morn
ing. Barber was formerly a highly respected
citizen in Waterloo and was somewhat of a
politician. He states that his friends told
him that he could make a great deal of
money by forging pension papers and that
there would be no chiance of detection. He
acted upon their advice, and seems to have
gone into the business in a wholesale man
ner. At any rate thirteen affidavits were
sent to Washington, where the pension offi-,
cials regarded them with suspicion, from
the fact that the signatures resembled each
other too closely. The matter was placed
in the hands of the Omaha officials, and re
sulted in Barber being brought to justice.—
[Omaha Herald. @
Bloody Work in the Ring.
One of the longest and wickedest prize
prize fights seen for many a day was
fought in New York on the 6th. Tommy
Danforth and Charles Ellinsworth were the
principals. Ellingsworth proved his supe
riority as a long range fighter, but Dan
forth's execution at short range was much
more effective. In the thirty-second round
Danforth caught Ellingsworth napping, and
sent his right onto the point of his jaw with
terrific force, felling him like a tog. Ellings
worth did not revive for fully a minute,
and the fight was awarded to Danforth.
The battle lasted two hours and twenty
eight minutes. The purse was subscribed
by Wall street men.
Senator Mitchell, of Pennsylvania, is
seriously ill at his home.
Gen. Logan is said to be working regular
ly four hours a day on his book. _
Ex-Gov. Hoffman, of New York, will sail
for Europe on or about the 15th inst.
Congressman Loutitt, of California, was
born in a stable and educated in the com
mon schocls.
Mr. Arthur, the ex-president, intends to
write his memoirs unless death should cut
short his work. : y
Congressman Reagan is a ventriloquist of
rare power, and frequently amuses his
friends in this way.
Mr. Bergh, the animmal protector, is a
constant contributor to the columnsof the
New York newspapers. ;
Gen. Sherman talks of spending the sum
mer with his daughter, the wile of Lieut.
Thackera, who has just removed from
Philadelphia to Marietta, Pa.
Sam Jones is imitating Mr. Moody now.
He has engaged a singer who is to travel
with him hereafter and do the Sankey por
tion of Mr. Jones’ entertainment. ;
Senator Chase of Rhode Island gives itas
his opinion that Mr. Cleveland will be re
nominated by the democrats in 1888, not
because they will like him any better than
now, but because they will hope to win with
him. 3
The Philadelphia Press reminds Senator
Frye that a fishing smack carrying the
American flag has been seized in Canadian
waters, and that he may now have an op
portunity to-make good his promise to in
troduce a bill closing all American ports
against all Canadian vessels. :
Woman and Horses Drowned.
Dubuque special: A mysterious occur
rence is reported from Bellevué, the next
town below on the river. A man working
on the railroad, on the Illinois side of the
river, saw a buggy-top sticking out of the
slough. Investigation showed that a team
of drowned horses were attached to the
buggy. Soon after the dead body of a
woman about 18 years ‘of age was found
floating near by, together with a man’s
hat. A man and woman were seen driving
towards the river yesterday. It is sup
posed that in trying to cross the slough to
reach the ferry-landing on the main river
they got beyond their depth. The body
found is not recognized. Search is being
made for the body of the man.
Harry McFadden and Miss Axie Taylor,
both of Savanna, 111., while taking a pleas
ure ride last evening from Savanna to
Bellevue, got the buggy entangled in a bush
close to the river bank and were tipped
over, the horse and buggy and both occu
pants being thrown into the river and
drowdnei. Th® bodies of the couple were
Chicago dispatch: The fact was devel
oped to-night that when the drug store of
Samuel Rosenfeld, on the corner of Center
avenue and Eighteenth street, was raided
by the mob of anarchists, and the rabblke
seized upon every bottle that had the ap
pearance of being the receptacle of spirits,
a large bottle of carbolic acid was among
the others carried away, and owing to its
color and general resemblance to whisky, it
was passed from hand to hand after the
raid and drank by half a dozen or more of
the mob. The acid began to take effect as
soon as it entered the stomachs of theriot
ers, and in spite of the best efforts ol doc
tors and emetics, two of the drinkers are
dead and three more are at death’s door.
The residence of three ol the victims is
located on West Seventh street, near the
scene of thefray, and othersare on Twenty
first street.
Eighty Thousand People Homeless.
Advices received by the steamer Alemeda
from Honolulu give an account of a disas
trous confiagration which occurred there
April 18th. A fire started in the cook
house of the Chinese quarters and soon got
beyond control. Efforts were then directed
toward staying the progress of the fire Z
blowing up the buildings. It was not un
eight entire squares, compriairghlixty acres
of the most thickly populated Chinese quar
ters, were destroyet;’t(.)hat. the fire's ad vance
was «tayeed. About 80.000 pe‘fl)‘gle. most-
Iy Chinese, were left homeless. e loss is
estimated at $1,500,000; insurance, $230,-
COO. Only two lives were lost.
Recruiting the Mormon Ranks.
A cablegram from Geneva says: Mormon
missionaries are actively engaged im all
parts of Switzerland insecuringconverts to
Mormonism, and confine their proselyting
efforts almost exclusively to young women.
To these they promise a condition of
happiness and prosperity in Utah that rare-
Iy fails to increase the number of converts.
Sg;)me of the Swiss converts, who went to
Utaha few months n%o'. have written to
friends here bitterly bewailing their late
and warning others against embracing the
Mormon faith, but the exnerience of these
unfortunates seems to have little deterrent
Cholera in Italy.
Rome dispatch: Ten cases of choleraaro
reported at Venice, and a serious outbreak
of cholera is announced at Bari.
* Bur, Miss 'nmxna @o tell me now
how old you are.” “Oh! but I don’t
tell my age any more, Imlfiu&l
as I look—there.,” * Indeed, I thoughd
vou wmuch younges,”
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