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The Murderer of the Kreider Family Expiateo His Terrible Crime on the Gallows. He Showed Some Signs of Weaken ing. bu: (I Not Break Down. Wils Howard, the Notorious Ken tucky O law, Also Takes the Hemp Kmite Hence. CANDO, N. D., Jan. 20.—Albert F. Bomberger, the murderer of the Krieder family was banged at A :40 p. 111. Bomberger, accompanied by the sher iff ascended the scaffold at 1 :-!0. He was calm and bid his friends good-bye showing but little signs of weakening except in the pallor of his face and a slight trembling of the limbs as the sheriff's deputies stepped forward to pinion his arms and feet. He refused the offices of the minister Who was present and when asked if he had anything to say, turtied to a few •witnesses who were present in the ill closure and said: •'I am sorry for my crime and hope no one will follow in my footsteps. Good-bve." The black cap and noose were then adjusted, aud at 1:40 p. m. the trap was spuug that by the taking of one life was to avenge the cruel murder of six people. The execution was witnessed by large numbers of people from the surround ing hills. BOMliKIlGlCli'S CHI Mi He Killed Six of the Kreider Family, Nejir Cando, N. 1. The crime for which Bomberger was executed was the murder of Daniel S. Kreider, his wife and four children. The crime was committed at daylight on tliw morning of July 7 last. The murdered family were at one time residents of Lebanon count}-, Pennsylvania, where four brothers of the murdered man still reside. Bomberger is also a native of the same county, and his father lives on Lehman street, in the City of Lebanon. Early on the morning of the day named, the community was horrified by the arrival of little Annie Kreider,who, half dressed and almost frantic, had walked in from the farm, about two miles distant. Between Shrieks ami Cries Bhe told the residents who were astir that her father's family had been butch ered by the hired man. Citizens who hurried to the homestead found an awful spectacle of wholesale butcher}*, the father lying in his bed, Ihe mother in the kitchen, where she had been pre paring breakfast, the three girls, aged respectively lo, 11 and 9, and one 7-year old boy, lying stiff and stark where they had fallen from wounds inflicted by a double-barreled shotgun in the hands of Bomberger. The latter, who was a nephew of Dan Kreider, had been employed on the farm as a general util ity man for about nine months. The murdered children were Bennice, aged 1SJ Merly, aged 11: Mary, aged it. and David aged, aged 7 four other children, the eldest being Annie, aged 15, were spared by the murderer. From their stories it was developed that on the day prior to the tragedy Bomberger bad a dispute with hw uncle over a trifling matter, and during which the two men nearly came to blows. Mrs. Kreider, however, interfered, ana it was sup posed that the trouble was amicably ad justed. Just about daylight on the fol lowing day, however, Bomberger went into the room where his uncle was sleep ing, and fairly Perforated Him With Bullet*. He then went down to the kitchen and shot Mrs. Kreider, who was preparing breakfast. Annie, who slept upstairs, heard the shots, and upon getting up met the murderer on the stairs. He drove her back to his own room and locked her in, and then went into the children's room and began killing them. Bernice jumped out of a window, but the fiend went after her. brought her back and shot her through the head. By piteous appeals and supplications Annie induced the butcher to spare her life and also to spare her three remaining little brothers. At the muzzle of his gun he compelled her tc prepare his breakfast with the corpse of her mother lying at her feet. He leisurely ate the meal, then crimin ally assaulted her, tied her hand and foot, locked her in the barn, saddled her favorite pony and rode away to the northward. YVith the aid of one of her brothers, the girl succeeded in freeing herself and made her way to town, leav ing the little ones Alone With ilitt Dead. As soon as the alarm had been given score of citizens started in pursuit. Sheriff McCune and a posse followed in the same direction half an hour later. The murderer was making for the Tur tle mountains. At the same time a mass meeting of citizens in the market place offered a reward of $.r»00 for the capture of the murderer. Bomberger, however, managed to make his way to Deloraine, Manitoba, miles from Cando, where he was captured late on Saturday night. He was taken in charge by Sheriff McCune just in time to avoid bis being lynched by a party of fc determined men, who went from here for that purpose. On a trip of 150 miles homeward a necktie party was barely escaped on three separate occasions, and when Cando was reached deputies were •tationed along the walk from the depot to the jail. A large crowd gathered and clamored for the murderer's blood, but through the efforts of the sheriff and po lice he was safely landed in jail. It was fonnd necessary, however, to order oat company of national guards, who did iuty around tho jail throu/h tho day. Late at iiisrtu liie uuuderer w.is moved to Grand Forks, where he made a full confession. The murderer was tried at tho next term of court, promptly convicted and sentenced to hang. Tho remains of the victims were taken to Pennsylv.ini for interment, and the surviving children were alio returned to tho caro of relatives in Lebanon county. Since his incarceration Bomcergor, has at times maint lined an air of bravado, and other times has endeavored to impress his guards with the belief that he is in |ane. Tho crimes were of so diabolical a nature that no effort in the direction of executive clemency has been at tempted. HOWARD HANKED. The Notorious Kentucky Outlaw Exe cuted at Lebanon, Mo. LEBANON, Mo., Jan. 20.—Wils How ard was hanged at 0:15 a. m. for the murder of a deaf mute in Marion county, Mo., in I860. He died without confessing. Howard attempted to commit suicide while in his cell. The attempt was un successful, being frustrated by his guard. Howard was a Kentuckian, and prior to his appearance in this state some six years since, was mixed up in one of the bloodiest vendettas known in Kentucky. The crime which brought him to the gallows was the murder of a deaf mute named Thomas Mi-Michael, in Maries county, in ISS'J. Tho murdered man was stopping with a deaf mute friend in a remote part of the county, when How ard appeared at the house. He repre sented himself as a dettvtive, and pre tended that he wanted .MeMichael for robbery. He took the mute out into the woods a short distance trom the house, shot him and robbed him of about $")0 and disappeared. Two days after, the body was found, and on the ground near by was Howard's pocket book and several other articles which in the trial were the most damaging evi dence against him. He was tracked to the Pacific coast and found in the Cali fornia penitentiary under a short sen tence, and when it expired he was re turned to Missouri. He was tried in the circuit court of Laclede county and con victed of murder in the first degree. Ho had money and fought the case desper ately. It cost the state over £1:2,000 to convict him. His Neck Itroken. JOLIET, Ills., Jan. 20.—Evnest Lacore was hung at 10:31 a. m. His neck was broken by the fall. Will Hang IVl. !. MIDDLESBORO, Ky.. .Ian. 20.—Bob Marler will hang Feb. 0, the governor having fixed that day for liis execution. AMBUSCADED WHITES. Two of a Constable** I'osse Killed by Negroes at Rouae Jtulge, Gu. ST. LOUIS, Jan. 20.—A special to The Post Dispatch from Augusta, Ga., says: The Rouse Ridge rioting of negroes against white3 proves worse than an ticipated. Paul Green is dead and Rhett Green will die from wounds re ceived. The battle was in an ambus cade set by negroes to prevent a white constable's posse from arresting a negro desperado named Jude. The officers were betrayed, it is alleged, by a white man who will be lynched if caught. WANT THEIR PAY. Secretary, Treasurer and Auditor of the Northern Pacific Resign. NEW YORK, Jan. 20.—The treasurer, secretary and general auditor of the Northern Pacific Railroad company have resigned because the receivers refused to pay them salaries for doing work for the present management. The receivers have made application to the courts for an order directing that the salaries of the officers named be paid. GO TO LIBERIA. Fifty Colored Familfe* of 3Ionroe County* Ark., Will £fiiigrate. ST. Loyis, Jan. 20.—A special to The Post Dispatch from Little Rock, Ark., says: Fifty negro families, living in Monroe county, by agreement, placed with Governor Fishback all their prop erty to defray their expenses, have ar ranged with the American Colonization society of Washington for transporta tion for Liberia. A Cowardly Count. YANKTON, S. D., Jan. 20.—Informa tion has been received here of the suicide of Count Erdody in London. Count Erdody, in company with Mrs. Julia A. Johnson of Cambridge, Eng., came to Yankton about 18 months ago and re mained while that lady procured a divorce, after which he married her. He was the son of a wealthy Hungarian nobleman, and was disinherited upon his marriage. The loss of his prospective fortune was the cause of the suicide. Prisoners Adjudged Insane. STILLWATER, Minn.. Jan. ^0.—James Marsch, Charles Baker and Michael Sullivan, convicts at the prison, have been adjudged insane and will be taken to Rochester as soon as Baker is able to go. He is still weak from his attempt at suicide, made a few weeks ago. Denied Alarming Humors. LONDON, Jan. 20.—The correspondent of The Chronicle at Rome says that the government has issued a denial of the alarming rumors in regard to the mobil ization of the army and the alleged in structions to the Red Cross society to he' I itself in readiness to take the field instantly. Damaged l»y Fire. MAYVILLE, N. D.. Jan. 20.—The Bos ton Clothing and Dry Goods house, owned by A. F. Anderson, was de stroyed by fire. The loss on stocks was |20,000 insurance, $10,000 on building, |800 covered by insurance. The origin of the fire was iamp explosion. THANKS TO JACKSON. HOW GRATEFUL CITIZENS HONORED THE HERO OF NEW ORLEANS. CrownluB the Sturdy mid Demo cral With Laurel In tho Sight of tho Mul titude How the CroMnit City Cele brated Scventy-nlnn Yours Ago. SS55-T LACKS but ono of being four score years, on Jan. 8,1894. since Andrew Jackson fought aud won the battle of New Orleans—a battle that, all things id stands without parallel in the an nals of human fighting. The cel a of tlianksgiv ing with which the __ hero was received by the people of New Orleans a few days after the battle was characteristic of the people and the times. The story of the fight has often been told. The fact, not known for some weeksafterward, that the treaty of peace was signed at Ghent a day and a fort uiglit before the battle does not detract jot from the fame of tho sturdy soldier who won along with his victory over the British the idolatry of his contempora ries and a shrine in the hearts of Ameri ans as long as the republic shall last. Jackson did some hard lighting in Florida just before lie went, to New Or leans. Victory had been uniformly with his arms, and Ins coming was eagerly awaited at the Crescent City. As soon as he arrived on Dcc. ho set about putting tho city in a state of defense. On Dec. 2:S hf made the celebrated night attack on tin- tirst division of the British, which had e^i'tvied a lauding some eight miles down the river from the city. The losses on both sides from this engage ment were about 200 killed and wound ed. equally divided. On New Year'sday there was another engagement, which re sulted iu defeat for tho British. Then both sides began to prepare for what both thought was sure to be a decisive 3ngageun iit as far as New Orleans was concerned, little dreaming that neither had any further cause to fight. The British forces numbered 12,000 men. There were but 5.000 Americans, aud hardly half of them fired- a shot during the short, hot light that began with daybreak on that January morning 79 years ago. When the contest was over, the loss in killed to the English footed up 700, in wounded twice as many and in prisoners oOO. The Ameri cans lost but 8 killed and lo wounded, and but 23 minutes elapsed between the firing of the first and last shots. It was not until Jan. 21 that Jackson with his army re-entered New Orleans. The conquering hosts were met iu the suburbs by an enthusiastic throng, in cluding almost the entire population of the city, of all ages and both sexes, and were greeted with the most extravagant expressions of gratitude sue! delight. Jan. 23wa« set apart by the municipal authorities as a day of thanksgiving. To the preparations for the observance of that day the utmost energies of all were bent. Booming of cannon ushered in the dawn of a typically bright sub tropical winter morning. During the previous day and night men and women had been busily engaged in decorating with evergreens the old Spanish cathe dral in which the religious ceremonies were to be held. In front of the cathe dral in the center of the public square, where the equestrian statue of Jackson now stands, a temporary arch of triumph had been erected. It was supported by six Corinthian columns and festooned with flowers and evergreens. Beneath the arch stood two beautiful little girls holding in their hands a civic crown of laurel. Near them were two young women personating Liberty and Justice. Ranged in two rows, extending from the arch to the cathedral, were voung girls, the very flower of the Creole beauty of that city, full of female loveli ness, robed in white, veiled in blue gauze and each bearing on her brow a silver star. These personated the states and territories of the Union that the hero of the day had done so much to preserve from the vandal hand of the British invader. Each of these girls carried a basket cf flowers and a flag bearing the name of the state or territory she represented. Behind each a lance upholding a shield. S A crown upon his head. Then the roost beautiful of all the creole maidens of Vow Orleans, a Miss Kerr, who had been cho&en to personify Louisiana, spoko foi her native state and city words of thanks and congratulation to tho victor of Now Orleans. When he had replied in a few short phrases, he passed on betweeu tlio rows of young women, who strewed the ground before him with flowers as he walked. The Abbe dn Bourg met tho hero and his staff at tho cathedral door. This high priest was attired in all the splen dor and majesty of his pontifical robes and supported by a college of clergymen in priestly garments, and tho multitude was hushed while the simple words of the girl were amplified into a more sonorous address of gratitude by the hps of the cleric. Then the chief was escorted to a conspicuous seat near the altar of the cathedral, and the choir and congregation chanted the "Te Deum Laudainus." This closed the formal serv ice, but it was long because of the press of people, who yearned to see their "savior. as they delighted to call him. at close range, before that simple soldier could make his way to his quarters. The re mainder of tho day was given up to jolli fication, and at night there was a general illumination, and the merrymaking last ed till the dawn of the following morn ing. But it must not be imagined that there was no other feeling than that of grati tude toward the hero of New Orleans. There was a faction in the Louisiana leg islature iu strong opposition to the gen eral sentiment of adoration for the gen eral, and its power was such that when the officers and troops were thanked Ir resolution for defending tho city and state the leader's name was omitted from the list: of those to whom gratitude was expressed. This open slap in the face set the people ablate, a'lid to add to the ex citement a slun.t was circulated at the in stigation of a member of the legislature wherein divers acts of the victor and hi prolougation of martial law were vehe mently attacked. This stirred Jackson blood, and he ordered the arrest of the legislator. Judge Hall of the Unlled States supreme court is»iv a writ of ha beas corpus in the case. I, t. prif-oner was not released, aud liioie, the judge's action was declared to be a violation of martial law by Jackson, who promptly expelled him from the city. There came a time of course when martial law must cease, and then the judge returned to New Orleans and had his innings. Before his bar the general was haled, and promptly he obeyed. His entry into tho courtroom was not uoticcd at A. ,*y A PLACED THE CROWN ON HIS HEAD, on which was inscribed the arms of the state or territory represented, was stuck in the ground. These lances were joined by evergreen festoons. When all was ready, General Jackson, accompanied by his staff, passed hroagh the gate of the grand square, aud, while cannon roared and the populace cheered. and shouted, passed lietween the lines of Planche's New Orleans creole battalion to the raised floor of the arr-li. As he advanced he bowed with a stately mo tion, and the little girls placed the civic LIFTED HIM TO THEIK SHOULOKKS. first, as he wore civilian's dress, but when he was recognized there was a mighty cheer. The judge trembled, but Jackson smiled and said: "Proceed with your sentence. There is no danger here. There shall bo none, for the same hand that protected the city from the invader will protect this court." Then the judge drew a long breatn and imposed a fine of $1,000 for con tempt of court. With but a murmur the military man drew out his check book and wrote his name at the bottom of a slip of paper for that amount. -The crowd watched in silence for a r. oment. and then broke loose in hisses for the judge and cheers for the general. As Jackson stepped into the street he was lifted upon the shoulders of a dozen men, who placed him in a carriage, and releasing the horses dragged hmi to the house of a friend, where he addressed the multitude in temperate phrase, and entreated them to show their apprecia tion of the blessings of the peace lie had won for them by obeying tho laws of their country. Shortly after tins Jackson returned to his estate in Tennessee, which he had left to prosecute tho war on the gulf coast. There for some tiuio ho lived in the log house that still stands uear the famous Hermitage built some years later to please his wife. Thero in the woods he was forced to begin anew the battle of life, for he had suffered serious pecun I iary loss during tho war by reason of mismanage -nt of his estate, and was forced to se:i off the improved part of his lands and set about lo rescue fresh acres from the wilderness. The victory of New Orleans was commemorated by a small medal, duplicates of which were circulated freely through tho country, but the $1,000 which Jackson paid for contempt of court was not refunded to him for HO years or more, and then by special act of congress. It was 13 years after tho battle of New Orleans, in 1828, that Jackson was elect ed president of tho United States. He made a gallant fight for the high honor in ltf24, ami in fact then secured a larger number of electoral and popular votes than any other candidate, but the elect oral votes of Henry Clay were turned over to John tjuincy Adams, who took the seat that rightfully belonged to Jack son. When the hero of New Orleans did enter the White House, he made up for lost time in the vigor with which he car ried out his policy. He served two terms, during which he strengthened his hold upon his worshipers—a weaker term would not properly describe his ad herents—and deejwued the lines that di vided him from his opponents, and, as during his military career, managed to "keep things moving" every day. Andrew Jackson was born in 17C7 in North Carolina and died at the Hermit age in Tennessee in 1845. ofthe Fout. I. D. MAI-rfiah. WASHINGTON TOPICS. GOSSIP AND GLEANINGS FROM NATIONAL CAPITAL. THE The First Tea Ever Given at the Executive Mansion—Mr#. Cleveland as a Social Leader—Court Etiquette—The Presi dent's Guards—Aversion to Exercise. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 20.—[Special.]— The situation in Washington at this time is one of the most peculiar in its eventful history. The national lawmakers in the big capitol on the hill are discussing the tariff and tho Hawaiian question and slow ly but surely coming to some arrange ment. But while this goes on and the country awaits with more or less anxiety the verdict social Washington goes merrily on. To those bo control the movements Hundred in the national cap- ital the outcome of any contest at the na tion's capital is of little conscquence. A High Tea. Mrs. Cleveland as the wife of the pres ident, naturally takes the lead in all matters of a social nature. While she is strongly domestic in her tastes, she is not averse to but in fact rather likes theBOcial functions that are part of the duties of the first lady in the land. Mrs. Cleveland dem onstrated this i\ few days ago by giving a tea to her cousiu, who has come to Wash ington to spend the remainder of the win ter. Mrs. Cleveland gave her a tea, and it was the first ever given within the time hon ored walls of the executive mansion. All other teas in comparison to it are mere in cidents. There were -10 young friends of the mistress of the White House invited to assist her in receiving. Over 500 of the COO invited came, and most of them wore glad of the opportunity. Tho sterner sex was barred. The result was that tho United States Marine band, which furnished tho music, could not be heard. It was a merry time indeed, so those who attended it say. Mrs. Cleveland, ac companied by her 40 assistants, appeared promptly at the hour designated. They crossed the red parlor to the beautiful but pomewhat oppressive east room and there formed a semicircle. Then the impatient throng of waiting callers was let in, and iu less time than it takes to write it there was a buzz of conversation that would defy any sawmill iu the world. Why Thero Are No Refreshments. There were many unique features of the White House tea. For the first time in many years there were no refreshments. This has been something of a liobby of Mrs. Cleveland ever since her husband's first term in oflice. During the former pe riod she had ample opportunity to judge of the effects of setting an elaborate lunch-, eon for afternoon callers. To her quick perception it was easily apparent that this hospitable custom was being sorely abused by a mad throng of the great unwashed. An incident occurred toward the close of Mr. Cleveland's last term which opened her eyes. She was out shopping one after noon, and stauding atoneof the counters of a large mercantile house here she overheard a conversation between two young men, both of whom she recognized as having met at the houses of many prominent men in public life. They met right behind her and failed to recognize her. The were evidently well acquainted from the abrupt way in which they went at each other. "Where shall we dine?" said the first. "What's the use in buying a dinner?" said the other. "Mrs. Secretary This and Mrs. Secretary That both have teas, and we are so much in. A dollar saved is a dollar made." The first young man who spoke readily acquiesced, and the two went off arm in arm to make their dinner off the bounti fully spread tables of two of the cabinet la dies. It was this experience no doubt which led Mrs. Cleveland to oppose re freshments of any kind at the regular re ceptions of the cabinet. The question came up a few days ago, and Mrs. Cleve- This accounts in a large .IVI'.H- the pronounced increase iu Irs. Cleve liuid, on the other hand, is not only fowl of walking, but would We glad to ride. But she has .no ono IA accompany her. Tim president 11 not, go, airl she perforce lias to give it up. A merest raw, it is true, but it proves tliat even tho mistress of the White House has to make sacrifices. ENJOIN CARLISLE. Knights of Labor Officials Instruct Sovereign to Bring Injunction Proceedings Against the Secretary of the Treas ury to Restrain Him From Is suing Bonds. Sovereign Says He Will Do So He Can Oct Any Standing in Court. land expressed herself in strong terms. But one-fifth of one cent a glass to the cost she gave additional force to all she said of beer, and it would of course be im when she failed to provide refreshment of possible to add this amount to the retail any kind at the first afternoon tea given in the executive mansion. In fact, there are those who strongly suspect that the tea was given for this express purpose. I Etiquette at Court. One of the most peculiar features of1 Washington, from a social standpoint, is what is called "court etiquette," for lack! of a better term. From the primitivedays of Martha Washington down to the present administration the law social has remained about the same. The other ladies of the White House were quite naturally averse to making changes, but Mrs. Cleveland likes novelty, and quite a few innovations iu the social life of the nation's capital may be looked for before the end of the present administration. Foreigners who visit Washington and are fortuuate enough to get within the lines of the administration circle are so surprised at its utter simplicity that they never fail to comment upon it. Reared in the old world, they cannot understand how a peo ple such as ours can be on such terms of equality with the ruler of the land or with his wife. There is no ruler iu the world so easy of access as our president. It is true that within the last few months the presi dent has been constantly guarded, but this has been due to the generally unsettled condition of the country and the alarming number of cranks who seemed to regard Washington as their Mecca. During war times there was amounted battalion known as the "President's Guards," who accom panied the chief executive wherever he went. But this was abandoned as unneces sary and useless. Perhaps if it had not been Garfield would still live and Guiteau would never have been heard of. The Cleveland Guards. Those who watch Mr. Cleveland now do not gallop up to the White House in uni form that glistens in the sun. On the con trary, any one of them could easily be mis taken for one of the many visitors from the country who throng to the Whites House every day. But they know their business, and cunning indeed is the man or woman who escapes their watchful eyes. President Cleveland does not like this. It is evidently extremely distasteful to him. He protested vigorously against it at first, but finally agreed out of pure deference to the wishes of friends. Mrs. Cleveland, too, opposed it. She very rightly argued that the best safeguard the ruler of these states could have was the fact that he was the choice of the people and was one of the peo ple. But, despite both protests, the presi dent is guarded, and guarded carefully. Mr. Cleveland takes little or no exercise. If BALTIMORE, Jan. 20. —A special to The News from Philadelphia says: The following dispatch was sent from the Knights of Labor headquarters after consultation among the officers present: J. R. Sovereign, general master work man, K. of L., Des Moines, la.: Secure counsel and go before the United States supreme court im mediately. Enter injunction pro ceedings agrinst Carlisle restrain ing him from issuing $50,000,000 of bonds. The interests of the people upon whom the burden of all taxation to pay tho interest and principal of all the bonds fall, require that you shonld immediately take this step against the secretary of the treasury, enjoining him from incurring any further debt while fclio resources of the government, if prop erly applied, are sufficient to meet all lawful demands. [Signed] JOHN W. HAYES, General Socretary-Treas. K. of L. The following telegram was received in reply by Secretary Hayes: Case submitted to counsel. If there is reasonable grounds to force standing in court, injunction proceedings will begin at once. [Signed.] J. B. SOVEREIGN, General Master Workman.. THE 151-: i: TAX. Members of the Sen t« Finance Commit tee Tliiuk It Should Be Increased. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—There are some members of tho senate finance committee who think there should be an additional tax on beer. Senator Jones of Arkansas is one of these. He is not decided as to whether he shall offer an amendment of this character to the in ternal revenue bill, but he is consider ing the matter. "Beer," he said, in discussing the question, "is now taxed $1 a barrel. There are 82,000,000 gallons of this beverage manufactured in the United States, so that it is plain to be seen that if we must increase the revenue, as we must if the expense of the government is to continue as at present, the addition of $1 a barrel would help out very materially. The total amount realized would be equal to about half the esti mated deficit under the Wilson bill when it became a law. "I know," he continued, "that it is objected that it would not be politic to tax the poor man's beverage bnt I do not think that politics should be taken into consideration in arriving at a con clusion in so important a matter as the raising of a revenue for a great govern ment. I contend, however, that this in creased tax would not affect the con sumer at all. It would add only about price 0f an article. As a matter of fact, I am told that beer would now be sold for one or two cents lees than it is but for the difficulty of making change and the objection that most people have to carry pennies." It is known that Senator Voorhees does not think the country would accept with complacency an additional tax on beer and he would probably oppose a proposition in that direction. CONGKESSIUKAL. Iu the House. WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.—At the open ing session of the house the report of the committee on elections in favor of O'Neil, the Democratic contestant in the con tested election case of O'Neil vs. Joy, was presented and ordered printed. The consideration of the tariff bill was then resumed, the pending amendment being that of Mr. Johnson to place steel rails on the free list. Before Mr. Dalzell was recognized to proceed with his speech Mr. Wilson asked unanimous consent that three hours be set aside next Monday for the consideration of the amendments to the BUgar schedule. This was agreed to. Johnson and Dalzell had quite a lively tilt. Johnson's amendment was lost, 9 to 100. After the defeat of the Johnson steel rail amendment Representative Hender son of Iowa ottered an amendment to substitute the present law for the agri cultural schedule, and along debate on agriculture ensued, in which Hopkins of Illinois, Hull of Iowa, Springer of Illi nois, ilangen of Wisconsin and others took part. IMPORTANT IIISl'ATCIIES. Mlnlitar Tburaton I» Carrying Tliem Pint tfaate In Wanhiiigtnu. CHICAGO, Jan. 30.—Important dis patches are being carried to Washington by Minister Thurston, who passed through Chicago en route from Hono luln to Washington. He came alone on the Northwestern flyer, and left almost immediately on the Baltimore and Ohio. He said that he was taking important dispatches, but declined to otherwise add more to his Omah.i iterview.