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lil OMAHA ysa THE DAILY BEE. ysI I ELEVENTH YEAE. OMAHA , MONDAY MOENING , MAKCH27 , 1882. 236 HaMLET , MINUS THE FRINGE , The Banpet by tlie Great Obitu m v ary Foot , Gotten Up to Introduce Arthur and Grant to the Political World. During Which the General Oir- culatod Himself Very Nu merously. But Arthur Was Detained in Washington by "Unex pected Business. " A Big Slip-tTo Gone But Not For , 1 Rotten. f National Associated I'rrss. V' ' PHILADELPHIA , March 20. A remarkable markablo reception was given las , night to the president by George W. Childs. Nearly five hundred persons prominent'in the history of the coun try , surged in the corridors and par lor between 8 and 11 o'clock. Genera ! Grant was under especial charge o : the host. The sonata waa represented by Messrs. Cameron ( Pa. ) , MoPher- son , Bayard , Pondloton , Davis , Camden don , Hoar , Fryo , Allison , Jackson ; V'T the houao was represented by Speaker Kicfor and Messrs. Kelley , O'Neill , Randall , Walker , Belmont , Fisher , Rosecrans and Flower. Adjutant- General Drum and Major-General Howard , of West Point , for the army ; Rear-Admirals Ammon , Mullany , Glisson and Problo ; Senor Romero and John Russell Young for the di plomatic service ; Messrs. Lilly and Wade Hampton for the ox-confeder acy ; Messrs. Hurlbut , Ford , Purdy , * T Norville and Cannant , for the Now > * York press ; Fulton for the Baltimore press ; Judges Noah Davis and Brady for the Now York bench ; Chauncy Dopow , F. W. Banks , J. T. Caldwell r and Courtland Parker for. the New York bar. Politics was represented by Governor Cornell of Now York , ex-Governor Hoffman and - ex-Mayor Wykham of New York ; the bankers by Mr. Belmont of Now York , and Mr. Caulston represented Baltimore. The entire Pennsylvania supreme bench was present with the governor and of the state and ex-governor , ox- mayora of Philadelphia ; alao a number of the representatives of the iron in terests of the country. The reception and dinner was os tensibly under the auspices of the Saturday Night club , a select organi zation which dinea at the houses of members once a month. It waa the last of the season and Mr. Childs' jturn to entertain the guesta. . In real ; ity , ' ' however , the reception had a \ deeper signification than mere hospi tality. Mr. Ohilds is a devoted ad herent of Grant , a warm personal friend of President Arthur , and has regarded with anxious misgivings the feeling of hostility to Gen. Grant from the commencement of Garfield'a regime and to Gen. Arthur since the aasajsination. Ho is understood to have seriously considered the * best means by which the current of ill-fooling 1 might bo stemmed and turned in favor of the administration , and finally hit on an idea that hia final club banquet might bo utilized aa a sort of a re union whore Grant and President Arthur might mingle and make per sonal acquaintances and friends with political contemporaries. Hence the representative character of the men invited. The first intention waa to make the gathering republi can in order that the the gathering might bo considered . democrats non-partisan. Representative crats were invited ; also representa tives of other interests outside of pol itics. Up to a late hour during the evening it was expected President A Arthur would bo present. General Grant mingled freely with the gueats and made himself generally agreeable. The banquet was ono of the most elaborate over attempted in this city. The mansion was magnificently dec orated and it is stated the ontini cost waa upwarda of 820,000. The invited guests from Washington and Now Yoik came on special trains. A dis patch waa received from Preudont Arthur early in the evening stating unexpected important business pre vented his attendance. The Now England representatives were ox-Governor Rico , of Massachu setts , and II. Howard , of Rhode Island , Not a single act speech waa deliv- efod. The guests spent the night at the hotels here and a few loft the city on the morning trains for Now York and Washington. Enraged Cannolis. National Associated Preas. ST. PAUL , March 25. Yesterday over five hundred Canadian immi grants bound for Manitoba reached this city , having boon delivered over the Chicago , St. Paul & Omaha and Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul roads by the Grand Trunk at Milwaukee , lor the first time this season the St. Paul , Minneapolis & Manitoba rail road was unable to meet the extraor dinary demand upon them , owing to the blockade in Manitoba and the scarcity of rolling stock , and the im migrants were greatly disappointed and some enrago-l at the disappoint ment , they having expected to go di rectly through. The Manitoba com pany will get them off as soon aa pos sible , perhaps to-morrow , but in the ineautimo tno Canadians , who uro of limited meana , boar with the least Eossible grace the two days' detention ere. They hold a meeting to-day and adopted resolutions denouncing the railroad companies , particularly the Manitoba , for vexatiously defect ive arrangements. The incensed Can adians are congregated at the Union depot , and it looked at one time as if mob violence waa among the proba bilities. The Manitoba company , however , are doing the beat in their power. When the regular passenger train left for Winnipeg it wna board- ml by sovonty.fivo or eighty of the immigrants , who were so determined that the train officials had to resori to strategy to circumvent them. They wore all put in two cars and sido- 'racked , while the rest of the train sped on ita way , * , and sovon\l4 hours passou before thd. baflled immigrants understood what the long wait meant. When the truth dawned upon them their anger know tie bounds. ST. PAUL , March 26 The five hun dred Canadian immigrants , whoso in voluntary detention here ripened into a local sensation , loft to-day for Win- nopcgin two iramiovor the Manitoba road , which is now clear batweon here and \Vinnopeg and thawing along the whole line , o happy ending of the blockade which has , boon so disastrous in some Instances. Whlttlor ou-Iiongfellow National Awocl&toJ 1'ro.w. DANVER3 , Masa.y March 20 Mr. Whittier this morning said ho retarded od Longfellow as' the foremost o American poets , and second to Tennyson nyson only ia the present Englisl literature. Ho never was aa intimate with Longfellow aa ho desired to bo , and could not toll just why , but it was not because of jealousy , because there never was any. Longfellow , in company with Charles Sumner , visited him at hia homo at Amosdale once , and they had an exceedingly pleasant timo. Ho always remembered it with pleasure. Their subsequent meetings were usually pleasant. The Flood Suflorem. National Associated Ptca ) . NKW ORLEANS , March 25. Information mation ia received that the lovooa along Grosotto bayou are giving way , and will flood some of the richest su gar lands > in the atatoj ialso of appeals for boats to rescue families and stock. The same section last season produced one-fifteenth ot the augar crop of the stito. Applications for rations con tinue. For the past few days 00,000 pounds of bacon and 4COO ( barrels of flour and meal ] were furnished Loui siana sufferers. The executive relief committee fund to-day reached $15- 000. Ca o for a Coroner. National Aasoclated Prcsi. ST. PAUL , March 25. Coroner Fairbanks , of Minneapolis , was noti fied of the death of rBarbara Dressel at his home in Hinnetrista , Honnepin county. In affidavit her husband , Richard Dressol , stated nis wife , over come with remorse at having stolen a shawl , poisoned herself and ho had placed the body in a coffin and low ered it into an open grave where it remains. H > ) now further states the grave will not be filled until the cor oner notifies him what to do with the matter. He will investigate. Marino Intelligence. National ABdocUted Prtss. ' i NEW YORK , March 25. Sailed The Celtic and the England for Liv erpool , the Erin for London , the Mosel for Bremen , the Rhineland for Antwerp , the Somerset for Bristol. Arrived The State of Pennsylva nia from Glasgow , the Elbe from Bremen , the Alsatia from London. QUEKNSTOWN , March 25.-Sailed Ihe City of Paris for Now York. HAVRE , March 25f Sailed The Leasing for Now York. NEW YORK , March 20. Arrived rhe Brittianio from Liverpool. ANTWERP , March 2C. Sailed The Waistland fro.n Now York. COPENHAGEN , March 20. Sailed 1'ho Hakla for Now York. BREMEN , March 20. Sailed On ; ho 24th , the Koln for Now York ; on ; ho 2Gth , the Maine for New York. HAVRE , March 20. Sailed The Labrador for New York. LIVERPOOL , March 26. Arrivsd Dho Scythia from Now York. QUEENSTOWN , Alurch 20. Sailed Hie Abyssinia and the Parthia for tfow York. LONDON , March 20. Arrived The California from New York. Do Loisops and His Canal. rational Associated I'leea. WASHINGTON , March 25. It ia umored Do Lossops 1ms located hia lanal at Panama because ho could not ocuro concession of the Nicaragua oute , the government of Nicaragua referring Americana ; that ho never ieriously intended to dig at Palladia , jut secretly connived to dcfrnt ino tfirara ua undertaking by AinoricH.is ; md that ho WUB proceeding to st-ciuo ho latter grant on the supposition hat the Americans hud given it up tiergoaut Mason. National Associated 1'rosa WASHINGTON March 25 , General Swain will submit his report of the tlason ciso to the secretary of war on Holiday. Ho has decided ho was llegally convicted and recommends a jardon. Bigelow , counsel for Mason , will ilo a protoat in the supreme courton Honday against the case being tried hrough the Liddy brothers of Mow I'ork. After a Train Robber. National Associated Preaa DALLAH , Texas , March 25. Nowa laving reached here that the notori- > us Frank Jackson , the right > ewer of Bass , the trainrobber , whoso oign of terror a year ago is still fresh ( n the minds of thp community , was it Tombstone , Ariz. , an ofilcor left aat night for the purpose of arresting lim. Ho is a desperate man , and vill not provo an easy prey. Now Chicago Dally Paper. rational Associated 1'iosa. CHICAGO , March 20. A now daily vas issued last evening called "Tho 3aily Press , " which is alleged to bo ndopendent in everything , but will lecomo undoubtedly a warm advocate > f Mayor Harrison and the city gov > irnmont , which is continually and loverely criticised by all the other pa- > ors of the city. TELLER AND CHANDLER The Nominations to bo Sent In To-Morrow , Possibly. I ho Former For Secretary o the Interior and Billy For the Marines. General and Mra. Grant Run ning Thinga in the White House Neighborhood. The Chinese Minister Waiting to See if the President Signs the Bill ftllioollanooua Note * of n National Character. National AwoclaUid 1'rcM , WASHINGTON , March 20 , 1881. Al the evening papers last evening made n positive assertion , supposed ( o bo founded on the assertion of General Grant , that the president a few days ngo tendered the position of secretary of the navy to W. E. Chandler Chandler accepted the appointment previous to leaving for Fortress Mon- TOO , where ho now is. It is probahlo that Chandler and Senator Teller's ' ( names for thp navy and interior departments partments respectively will bo seat to the sotiato on Tuesday. It is also an nounced that Senator Teller has noti fied the president of his acceptance of the proffered port folio of the interior department. The house committee on public buildings will recommend the sale of the site of the old Now York post- oflice to the highest bidder. All vacancies have boon filled in the postoflico and interior departments , and no appointments will bo made un til the next fiscal year. A prominent army ofilcor thinks there is not much foundation for the report of the proposed retirement of McDowell and the promotion of "Pope or McKonzio. If General Sherman was hero he would urge the promotion of Generals Cook or Terry. Extensive preparations are being made for President Arthur's first public reception on Tuesday. Grant and Mrs. Grant will bo present. The decorations of lost week's dinner re main and will be augumonted to the extent of the conservatories. The Marino band will bo thoro. Mrs. Grant will bo assisted by Mesdames Frolinghuyson , Lincoln , Hunt , Brew- ater , Davie , Cameron and Miss Folqer. General Grant goes south on Wednesday. The request of the commissioner of pensions for enlargement of _ his force , to complete certain work" , has callo'd forth a similar request from the ad jutant and surgeon generals , they claiming that the rushing of things in the pension oflice will demand much more from them in records , etc. The Chinese ) minister is waiting to joe if the president signs the Chinese bill : if not , as is thought most likely to be the case , th minister will bo leard from emphatically. This is itated in full knowledge of his inton- ; lons. Representatives of Mississippi in terests , who have been hero some weeks urging legislation for the im provement of the Mississippi river , ro all leaving to-night behoving the river will be well cared for. The re port of the house committee ap propriating SC , 500,000 on Friday , and iavorablo indications in both branches jf congress lead to the belief ttyt.tho Mississippi will bo bettor treated by this congress than by any that pro- : uded it , and that $5,000,000 to SO- X)0,000 ) will bo granted to expend un- lor the system proposed by the Mis- ilssippi river commission. Imprisoned Minors. National Associated Prtws. WILKESBARRE , March 25 , 1882. Dhreo miners arc imprisoned in the Lowell Run mine at Poison. An ex- ilosion of gas tills afternoon caused , hia rcHiilt. The gas had accumu- ated from a recant caving in of the nine and the men were engaged in hawing on the air passage to improve .ho vonlillution. The mine is opor- itcd by the Delaware it Hudson com- iany. There are ihoueands of sympa- hirers about the mine and efforts uro wing made to ro ° cue the prisonera. J'Jieir friendtj and rotations are weep- ng and venting their grief ab ut the nouth.of the mino. Found Guilty of Murder. National Annoclatod I'rctiS DETROIT , March 20 Clarence J. Davis , alias Frank Dobiol , who killed \knzo Barrett on the 23d of Juno ast , has boon found guilty of murder n the first degree. His defense was : hat at the time of the killing he was mirering under an epileptic mania. It ms been disclosed that his motive for nurdoring Barrett was the lattot's violent opposition to his ( the murder- > r'a ) matrimonial designs upon a 15 rear old girl named Ermine Barrett. Broke Jail. > National Associated I'IOBH. DETROIT , Mich , March 20 Thirteen ' irisonera' escaped last night from the : ounty jail. They were all confined n ward No. 1 on the second floor , and > roko jail by cutting the iron bars. Vmong the prisoners escaping was dolph Xoiseo , charged with the mur- ler of Henry Kannon. Firei. National AwocUted Preu. PHILADELPHIA , March 25 , Fire ) ccurrod at 408 North Third street , iwnodbyJ. M. Hummel and occu pied by L. M. RoBsoll , wholoaalo loalor in corks and bungs , LoB8$40.- 300 ; insurance , 820,000. , RICHMOND , Va. , March 20. The largest fire since Richmond was evacuated - uated , occurred hero this afternoon. It first broke out about 1 o'clock p. m. , oa the Petersburg & Richmond railrond bridge , on the Manchcatoi side of the James river. A high wind prevailed , and in n little while the en tire bridge was consumed , A kaolino factory , paper mills , several largo tobacco factories , grist mills , freight cars , dwelling houses , etc. , were al o burned. Alter ' herculean efforts made , th" fire dcportnmnt at about 3:20 : p. m. , succeeded in controll ing the firo. , At about the time the danger was so imminent thai Mayor Carrington telegraphed to Petersburg and Wash ington for aid , but before the com panies arrived the order in each case was countermanded. Thp excitement was so intense at one time that the mayor ordered out the military for protecting property. The companies promptly turned out , but were not ncodod. The very heart of the city wns threatened , and at _ one time it sooniod that the whole city was at the mercy of the flames und nothing but a fortunate change in the wind saved it from' destruction. Notwithstand- inir the great crowd , the heat of the day ana the number of buildings burned , only ono person wns fatuity injured. This was ft boy , 15 years of ago , who was killed by the falling of x brick wall. A fireman had his arm broken , and several Were overcome by the heat and'.smoke and barely escaped suffocation. The loss to iropcrty will amount to half a million dollars. Travel on throe of the rail roads leading into the city will bo omporarily obstructed. Brief Telogrnmt. CiNutNNiTi , March 25. Another strike of street car employes is immi nent. ; CLEVELAND , March 25 , Arthur , of ho Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers denies the report oi a probable triko. AUBURN , Mo. , March 25. John T. Randall , aged CO , of Miller & Run- lall , shoo manufacturers and tannord , was found dead , hanging in the base ment of the factory. ERIE , Pa. , March 25. John Camp- ) ell , an old resident , fell from a hay now and lit -jn his feet , but died on ho spot from the shock. WINNEPEO , Manitoba , March 25 ? ho severest snow storm of the season irevails hero. The trains on the Can- ida Pacific and' St. Paul roads are locked. All trains have cancelled urthor orders. CHICAGO , March 25. The body of lie fat boy who recently died of small > ox in Pittsburgh was taken to Ros lill cemetery this morning. Fnj > ody and casket weighed I UJ ounds. PHILADELPHIA , March 25.3in lill is hero to. consult physio * i . Cancerous affection in the mouth does ot yield' to treatment. While no mmodiato bad remits are appro - lorided , his friends feel despondent 3row Dog has boon found guilty of lie murder of Spotted Tail. Death ontbnco will bo pronounced Tuesday , 'ho result creates great indignation , which is loudly voiced by the local > ress. It is claimed the conviction iras secured by perjured testimony. WASHINGTON , March 25. The star outers , all but Dorspy , are present , n ersoll filed a motion to quash the ndictmont against Dorsey because not ont to the grand jury on the express > rdor of the court , as required by Maryland act 1,722 , and similar mo tions were made as to the other de fendants. Bliss is not ready to argue the mo- ion to quash. The cases of Dorsoy md Brady wera postponed to next Friday , and the cases proceeded igainst J. W. Donohuo , W. W. Jack- ion , A. E , Boon , S. G. Caboll and Miss Kate M. Armstrong. Woosrai , Mass. , March 25. Har ry C. Curry , of Brookline , aged 17 , IVm. L. Starr of Portland , Oregon , igcd 14 , and Lowia K. Nowcomb of [ lockvillo , Conn. , cadets at the High- and military academy , are under ar- -oat for a recent attempt to burn that nstitution. Curry and Starr charge sach other with setting the fires. 3urry is a leader of a secret society in he school and bent on mischief. Sioux CITV , March 25. A letter 'rom the Red Cloud Sioux agency in Dakota , says that six hundred of Sit ing Bull's Sioux are to bo brought 'rom Standing ROCK , and it in pro posed to bring the remainder of North- irn Chyonnes from the Indian Tor- : itory to Red Cloud agency. This , vill make over nine thousand Tndiaim it the ageiioy , the largest number at my agency in the Union. CHICAGO , March 25 , It is stated ; hat Mr. II. V. Bemis , who has boon prominently connected with the Chi- : ugo jocko > club , is about to retire from the trotting turf and that in a : ow days bin valuable stable of fast itock will bo disposed of. They in- : ludo pacers , Little Brown Jug , record 211J ; ; Sorrel Dan , 2:14 : ; und trotters , Silvorton , 2:10 : j , capable of showing 2:10 : , and Frank , 2:27 : * The latter is i brother to Mattie Hunter. Bonus ilso owns one or two of the gfct of Bonesetter , mul three or four fine jtallions and roadsters. DETUOIT , March 25. In the re corder's court this morning Clarence J. Davis who killed AlonzA Barrett with a club , in his own house , last summer , was convicted of murdnr in the second decree. The trial of n. E. Chamberlain , the wretch who attempted to kill his wife and child at their houHo in St , Joseph last October , was concluded this morn ing. He was found guilty und Judge Smith sentenced him to 14 years at Jackson. CHICAGO , March 20. The West Side gas company has purchased for 830,000 a tract of eight acres near the intersection of Elston avenue and Dl- viniou street for the erection of exten sive gas works. The buildinga will cost $200,000. TboSlxOoflt OikUnd Indep odont. The Omaha Boo in the best paper woat of the Chicago Timei. A ST. PAUL SENSATION Dennis Kearney , the Sand Lo Orator , in Omaha , The Discovery Mndo by the National Press Reporter in St. Paul. Dennis Was Hero to Organize the "Riot" and Make Blood Flow. But Ho Kept Himself Very Shady While Ho Was Do- All of It. The Vnru Douloil When the Re porter Got His Second Wind. Nktlon&l AMOcUled 1'rma. ST. PAUL , March 25. Dennis Kear ney , the distinguished labor agitator of the San Francisco sand lots , is in St. Paul. Ho is said to have been the secret moving spirit of the recent labor trouble i\t Omiiha , which ctilmi nated in riot and bloodshed and no ccssitatod the occupation of the city by state and federal troops. Kear ney's mission here is unknown , but that mischief is in the air can readily bo conjectured. Few people know of his presence horc and no refused to BOO a reporter nt a late hour to-night. The fact of his connection with the Omaha imbroglio has not been pub lished till now. ST. PAUL , Minn. , MgrJi 20. The report that Dennis Kearney was in St. Paul is incorrect. A nephew of the sand lot ora'tor with the same name is hero , which gave rise to the sumo rumor. Moxloau Mnttori NI tlonal Associated Ptcaa CITY OF MEXICO , March 20. The government has ratified the extradi tion treaty with Spain sui 1 Belgium. Senor Romero , Mexican minister at Washington , has been instructed to negotiate for a treaty with the United States , the Mexican treaty having ex pired last year. A dispatch received hero announces the discovery of a now route to Table Land from Tampbo on the Suld The Depress railroad survey of ono thousand miles have crossed the Rio Urando at Laredo and are now at work constructing a line of railway granted under Gould-Degress conces sions. Took Too Biff a Doie. National Ausociutcd I'rcno , WILKESUAUUE , Pa , ' March 25. Wm.'J. Parker took an overdose of chloroform this morning for nervous ness , 'and , after lying all day in n critical condition , died this evening. Ho was junior member of the leading jewelry firm hero. i m Rose Eytince'a Divorce- N tlon l Associated Frcsa. NEW YOKK , March 25. In the suit of Rose Eytince Butler against Geo. H. Butler , Judge Lurrinioro , of the supreme court , granted docrocs of absolute divorce to plaintiff , to-day , on the ground of adultery. The de fendant is a nephew of Gen. Benjamin F. Butlor. Suicide. National Attoclatcd I'ross. MILWAUKEE , March 2G. Col. A. V. Fryer , a woll-known citizen , was 'ouud dead in his room at the Clifton louae , on Fourth street , today , under iircumstancos which created the belief ; hat ho had committed suicide by making poison. Ho has boon clerk in ho state department at Madison and luring the war was colonel of a Buf falo regiment. Very Good. National Annoclatod I'lmi. ATLANTA , Ga. , March 20. Kate Southern , the famous Pickens county inurdoross , who about five years ago killed her husband's paramour and miu sentenced to death and was sub- tcquuntly uivon u commutation of ten years in the penitentiary , has boon pardoned by Gov. Colquitt. NOWH. S'atloni ! Aasoclatvd Pit-in. BiiHLiN , March 20. Kmporor Wil liam in n lollop to Prince Bismarck , oxprcBsea thanks for the profession of love and fidelity which ho derived on the occasion of his eighty-Hixth birth day , and nays it gives him freah cour- duties and devote ugo to undertake his - vote the rent of his life to the welfare - faro of his people. VIENNA , March 2f . A mooting of the Russian and Austrian emperors is expected to take place soon in St. Petersburg. PATRICK CHARLES. A Man Rescued on the Streets to Die In ttio Houpltal. Some time Friday night a man waa found wondering about the streets in a very sick condition. The party who went to assist him could got nothing out of him but his numo , which ho said was Patrick Charles , and not knowing where to find his friends ho was taken to St. Joseph's hospital. Hero ho was kindly cared for , hut .was so sick that ho fainted several times before ho could bo got to bod. About 8 o'clock Saturday the un fortunate man died , it is supposed from disease of the heart. The good Sistore of St. Francis are very anxious to find his friends , if ho has any , but they have nothing to identify him by but the nuno ho gave "Patrick Charles. " Warren-Ten ell. Mr. W , W. Warren and Misa F , E Terrell were married Friday a the residence of Dr. Stephenson , Eleventh and Jackson streets. The bride received numerous presents ; among which were the following : Ono revolving butter dish , Mr. and Mrs. llondricks ; silver butter dish , Miss Anna Childs ; majolica teapot , Miss Ella Ouslov ; silver preserve stand , iMiss Mnry Martin ; dozen largo nap kins , Miss Clam McCoy ; steel engraving - graving , Mrs. Ross ; majolica broad plato , Mr. Gentleman ; ono dozen sil ver forks , Mrs. J. M. Lard ; half doz en knives und forks , Mr. W. H. Wat son ; ono bcdstoad , ono 'bod spring , half dozen chairs , Dr. Stephenson ; ono white bed spread , Mr. and Mrs. Coke ; two linen towels , Misa Sallie Brown ; ono pair of lace shams , Mr. uid Mrs. William Butler ; ono white bed spread , Miss L. McDonald ; bridal cake , Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Porter. MODERATION AND ARBITRA TION. . ThoCotumo of the Boo CommondoiL I" " , Cnra'nChnraotor ftt Homo FiroM nud Scnndnlfi. Special to THK BEK SEWAUD , Mirch 2-1. The military occupation of Omaha may bo ended , ) Ut I dare say it wi'l not bo soon for- rotten. While wo deprecate the cir cumstances that compelled n strike , wo cannot but commend the honorable course of the laboring men. They iay acted honorably in demanding iving wagoi , and wo think if their do- motors were obliged to work for $1.25 ior day they would show more fair' ' loss in their arguments. And just icro lot mo commend the wise course f the BEE in the whole trouble. Our extensive shoot , known as the Made , characterizes the late trouble n Omaha aa an offspring of Rosewater nd the conduct of THK Bui : . I rould like the Blade to point to one nslanco where TiiEBEihaa ; riot ociun- oled moderation on the part of the vorkingmon , yet to stand up for liv- ng wages. The Blade very grossly niareproacnta THE BEE in this matter B I know , having boon a daily reader f your paper all through the trouble nd long before it , The Reporter contains an'article in ts lost issue from S. S. Reynolds , a ormor partner of E. C. Cams , som usly reflecting on the lieutenant- ; ovornor. There is considerable spec- lation as to the course that dignitary vill pursue in defending himself. It B generally conceded that if Cams vould turn the inside of his character nd methods of political maneuvers to lie March winds they would bo great- r purified. The first fire alarm in Seward for wo or more years has just rung. Your humble servant dropped his > on and "tore down to the scone. " fortunately it was only outbuildings n a residence lot. There ia "no great OSB wjthout BOino gain. " Judjjo Villiams lost hia sheds and I gob rid f a loaf or that the alarm put activity nough into to leave my oflloo. Seward is preparing for a fine line f scandals if reports are true. The adics who will appear are all known , ut who the gentlemen are is still in oubt ono ono of them , Mr. Wells , us t'o have boon married the 10th to very respectable lady , but for some uiso concluded ho "didn't want to , " nd the last heard of him ho was wending his way to Ogdon. B. Free of Cost. All persona wishing to test the morlta of great remedy ono that will positively uro Consumption , Uoughn , Colds , Aith- iu. Uronchmt , or any airectlou.of throat nd lungs are requested to call at chrotur & Bocht's Drug Store < and get a rial bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery or Consumption , PUKE of OOHT , which will low you'wliat a regular dolIar-Rlze boltlo 111 do. ALiMA'S ASCENT. ontlnuous and Permanent Growth of the Metropolis of Harlan County. orroupondoriieol'ltiu ia < a. A 1,11 A , Harlan county , Nob. , March 5. This town has made continuous nd permanent improvement during lie paat six months. Its citizens are jHHaesaed of that energy and public pirit which ensures success , The completion of the R. V. R. R. o Dunbnr will bo o great advantage o southern Nebraska , and will in- crciauo the wealth und develop the re- ourcoo of the Republican valley. Already .wo are experiencing an influx of , that bids fair to exceed hat' i any other BooRon. .Skiing wheat has all boon sown , ; uilon3 have been made , and our fur- : iuru nro not discouraged by u partial ailuro of crops last year and will cul- [ vnte an increased acreage this sea- on , sowing more millet and planting nero broom corn than heretofore. A company has boon organized here o continue to prospect for coal on the arm of Frank Conklin , two miles outhoast of this placo. They htv > unk a shaft 80 feet deep , 4x8 feet , nd have gone through a vein two nches thick , of oxoollont hard coal. OHQ who pretend to know say the 'iirflicalibna" are good for a vein of oal that will pay to min . . The district court convened March Oth , and , not clearing the docket , ludgo Goulin , ordered an adjourned orm , to commence April 18th. James Laird is the only person 'our correspondent has hoard men- ionod aa the western candidate for uombor of congress. Our people are well acquainted with him and ho with hem. Ho knows what legislation ia neat necessary for our welfare , and is horoughly acquainted with the woj&la of our otato and the entire went. X. SKINNY MEN. "Wells' Health Ronowor1 ' greatest remedy on earth for impotence , lean ness , sexual debility , itc. Ono dollar at druggist' , Depot , 0. F , Good- (5) ( ) A SHOWER OF ROOKS. A Phenomenon Which la Witnessed About Once in a Century , All night Saturday night the clouds lowered about this city , and the sky wus illuminated by vivid and'contin uous flashes of lightning. Although a storm of rain seemed imminent none came , the salvos of hcavon' artillery coasadr and the fiorry glare on the clouds wasdimmed by daylight- About noon yesterday the distur bance of the elements was renewed , and shortly before 1 o'clock a gen uine , pelting Apiil shower began , which lasted during the afternoon , It was just at the beginning of this- storm that the phenomenon alluded to above was noticed. There was ecarcoly a breath of wind , but the air was chilly as if a hail storm woa coming. Several pedestrian * on > Farnam street , among , them a BHE reporter took shelter - ; tor in the door and hallway * along the various blocks to avoid a drench- , , ing. Ono of these parties , who hod | paodiotcd hail suddenly exclaimed , 4 "Thoro it comes , " aa a ring as if a Hailstone woa heard on the pavement. On looking , ho wovor , nothing like hail was soon. Another ring waa _ hoard and another and suddenly it' wan noticed that email dark objects- were falling. A rush was made for ono of these and it was found to bo asmootlij. oval almpod pebble , such as is oftom scooped up in graVel boda. Spvorah of the party began securing specimens- and soon a handful was gathered. The rooks WDro all small , the largest not over three eighths of an inch in diameter , and'varied from yellowish- white to dark slate color. Hod thoro- been any wind it might have been thought that the pebbles caine [ rom some neighboring roof , but under the circumstances that was im possible. They , with the rain drops , . foil in > perpendicular line and < aat ill in any ono place , but all along the < ivalk so far as could bo seen. This recalls the old stories of the ihowor of "flesh and blood" in Ken tucky and of frogs , insects , fishes and eels elsewhere , alUpf which have been scientifically explained. It is proba ble that a strong wind picked the jtoncs off of some gravel bank and that they were carried along by a- jurrent in the air until they reached this locality where they were dropped. . A.t all events it was a curious and un- isual sight. COAT THIEF CORKAI.ED. ExcltlnR Chaao and Recovery of a. Stolen. Ulster. A man boldly entered the Occi- lental hotel on Saturday night , and , , uribh all the coolness possible , walked i to the raok where a number of over- coataworo hanging , and. took , there-- , from ono of thorn , which ho denned , (5)A walked out. There were lovoral people in the office , but no ono luspoctod. that tho- follow was other ; hau the lawful owner of the article ) f clothing which he had taken. In in hour or BO another man came in , md almost immediately discovered' , ho absence of the overcoat , which bo- onged to him. An examination of , ho v rious hooka failed to find it and ; hon the circumstance before related : amo to. the memory of these who had jbservcd the bold theft. A casual aearch Saturday evening 'ailed to discover the thief Yostor- lay morning , the owner of the coat , Mr. W. Honsting , who is a gentleman to locate in ; > rospeoting for a place luainess , started out to inform th police officials. As ho turned from 10th' street into Farnam street ho es pied a man standing in front of the pawnbroker's establishment , near llth itreot , with an overcoat on his arm md evidently waiting for the store to 3pon. MrHonsting quickened his 4 _ pace toward the man , who observed i the movement and hurriedly started around the corner. This convinced * Honsting that ho had the right man and ho gave chase. There was a sharp. run for about two blocks , when the pursuer overhauled the thief and in duced him to como to a halt by the moral aunsion of a cocked six-shooter. The stolen property waa. quickly de livered up , and the thief would have boon given info the hands of an oflicor if one had boon in sight. Honsting put un.hia revolver , oni at that the Lhiof made a break up the street at a ipood which would luwo driven Maud 3 wild. A TERRIBLE TUMBLE. ( Man Fallu Into tno Collar- the New Hotel and la Badly Hurt , Tom O'Loary , , a plasterer by trade , met with an axcMent yesterday which it waa at first feared wouldbe fatal in ita result. Ho was fsund about fou.v o'clock in , the collar underneath the. now Grand , Central hotel , blooding and inoonsi- . We , an ugly gash on hin , head being1 hia worsthuri , Ho was picked up and carried to the city jail , aud Dr. P. S. Aoiaouring , the city physician , , callo'l to attend Into. It was at first foarsd. that the raao's skull had been , fractured , but an examination proved that it waa nothin iuoro than a scalp , wound , which the doctor sowed up , and. then loft the. patient , who , at lost accounts , waa quito comfortable and. in no danger whatever. It ia believed that O'Leary had boon drinking some and went in to inspect the now building , and that in attempting to walk across the sleepers ho slipped and fell into thp collar , striking hia head on the brick and thor debris collected thoro. Ho ea- mect more easily than the six unfor- ftuoato men who vent down into th& pit of death on the fatal night oi 8ep < * tember 6th , 1878.