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Because tlie Bieimfal Raid on
tlie Mate Treasury was Tem
porarily Blocked , w
The Lau'oastor Mombora Voting
ing Solidly Against Bail-
road Regulation ,
But They Euliow Like Demons
For the People's Money to
Enrich Themsolvee.
The State Funds Loaned on Notes
to Gnley , Ctout nod Olhors.
IdleoollRnooua Stoats in the House
BxDlacatious by Members.
Special Correspondence ol the Bee.
LINCOLN , February 20. The oapi-
tel appropriation brings out the crowd
lu Lincoln. An evidence of thia fact ,
when it wan nnderatood that the
above-named bill waa to bo considered
in the senate at 7:30 : hat evening , the
floors of the senate chamber were
crowded as they have not been crowd
ed before this eo&slon , and such a
rumpus haa not been witnessed in thla
body olnce Senator Van Wyck hod a
fight over this same bill tvro years ago
with Lieutenant Governor Carncs and
President pro tern. Dlnsmoro , when
ho drove them both from the rostrum.
The great effort of the evening waa to
have the bill passed to ita third read
ing , thus jumping Iho gennrol file and
the committee of the whole , but many
of the friundj of the bill were opposed
to thla move , and after prcssincr it fcr
a long time It waa finally withdrawn ,
and after a long , hard fight it waa
placed on general iile , and will proba
bly 823 hard times before It becomes n
law. Among the
sjiNAT-iua v > 'no rouonT TDK BILL
and will probably figbt it at nyery
turn of the wheel ate Sonatow Kink-
ard , Reynolds , Dach , Harris , Harrison
risen , Brown , of Douglas , McShaue ,
Dye , Rich , Brown , of Colfux , Thatch
and Sang. The ocnato has already
cut the appropriation down from ono
mill to throa quarters of a mill in the
committee ) ana thoie will be an effort
on the part of some of the frli-nda of
the bill to cut the lavy down to one-
half mill. In the debate last night ,
Brown , of Lancaator , charged that
Brown of Douglas , was not acting in
good faith by asking that bills be com
pelled to take thalr'regular couroo and
calling for fair play , when ho waa con
tinually voting to have this bill inde
finitely postponed.
Brown , of Douglas said that hia
county paid over 855,003 into the
state treasury and that the state at
large paid into the same treasury
nearly a million , 'and ho honad that
the senators would atop and consider
Tiow much their counties paid of this ,
amount ; and this was the reason he
was always ready to indefinitely post tat
pone a capltol appropriation bill that
was to me up $450,000 of the
people's money.
This bill h likely to have some op
position in an unlookedfor quarter.
Several of the senators who are natu
rally in fiver of a reasonable capltol :
appropriation may fight the same on
the ground that the nix members of
the house from Lancaster county are
fighting colldly for the railroads and
against the people.
Senator Brown , of Douglas , Intro-
ducfld the following on yesterday :
WHEREAS , The late state treasurer ,
in hia last printed report , at page 13m
gives notice that there are throe prom
issory notes In his possession and bo-
loncing to the " temporary university
fund , to-wlt : Note of W. H. B. Stout
for ? 1,119 85 , and two notes of 0. 0.
Morse , one for $523.74 and the other
for SG25.57 , and also another note for
$4'800 given by S. B. Galey , who , , as
the treasurer states , hoa been released
' thereof by the sacrotary of the boavd
of regents , therefore be it
' RESOLVED , That the attorney gen- ;
eraljinform the senate as soon aa pos
sible what date each of said notes
bears , what rate of interest each
drawa , what amount of intoreat money !
if any , has been paid on each of
said notes , what amount of Interest
remiins unpaid on each cf said notes ' ,
what security the atato holds for the M
repayment of the money loaned , what
legal right or authority a secretary of
the board of regents had to release
said Galey from his obligations to the
etate on said note , whether said re
lease la not a pure legal fiction , and
whether said notes or either of them
is worthless ; and bo it further
RESOLVED , Tbat the attorney pentho
oral be , and is hereby instructed to
commence without delay an action Jn
the courts against the bligera on sale
notes ( unless 'the same are absolutely
worthless and lost to the state ) , and
apeedily collect the auras duo thereon
and pay the same Into the treasury.
The rules were suspended and the
resolutions adopted.
Senator Thatch offurnd to bet $20 (
that this sonuto would p ss any kind
of a steal , but ho could find no takors.
which was parsed the houao last night . { ,
came up on its firdt reading ia the
senate , and was indefinitely postponed.
The fact that Judge Mason waa em
ployed to help ps.31 the bill did ° ro
to kill it than any other thing , "
ator Butler opposed it on the gro.inu
ahat the same thing was embodied in
the senate railroad bill , and f the
housa wanted thia measure which
ti ?
vides that r&ilroads shall put in a witch ;
es and build depots at all poiutr /
where two railroads cross o&ch othui
they 'can ' pats the senate railroad bill
and they will have it. BuMer nfy
tha' the idea of Mason belnx pluy'ed
ID kill the souato railroad bill and
employed < o pots this was too thin.
The house bill appropriating $70-
003 for
wai read a second time thii morning
' " the senate , having passed the house
- and the president referred
n H/ ' * * on public oharltles.
ovod thnt it bo
referred ii . . .iltloo on mlacollo-
noons corporation * . To thia Senator
Dich objoctsd. Ho nald that ho was
chairman of the committee on public
chr.ritlon , and considered this as an
insinuation that ho would not treat
o bill fairly.
Senator Connor said that ho
only asking for hlmsolf what had been
accorded to every other senator on
thla iloor , uamoly , that ho might no-
loot the committee to which his bills
should bo referred ,
Butler thought that Doch ought not
to complain for the reason that ho had
said in debate last night that this bill
was a steal.
Several senators took a hand in the
debate and it turned out to bo ono of
the moat personal and hotly contested
points that has presented itself during
the Btsston. As a compromise the
bill waa referred to the committee of
public lands and buildings , on the
motion cf Senator McShano.
The bill Jor the relief of J. W.
Poarman , of Nobratka City , appro-
priatlcg ? 3,000 passed ito second reading -
ing having passed the house. It has
been passed to the committee on
claims of which Senator Reynolds is
chairman , and it la probable that it
will receive n thorough investigation.
The bill appropriating over 3,000
for the relief of T. P. Konnard was
reported book from the committee on
finance , wayc and moans this morning
without recommendation.
Special Correspondence ta Ton UK * .
LIKCOLN , February 19. In the
house thla , ovenicg , pending the an
nouncement of the vote on the rail
road commission "hill , the following
written explanations were read by the
accratary :
"Bollovicg this bill does not moot
the requlromenta auch as the people
demand , and knowing that if it should
pate this house It would never become
n liw , tiioroforn I moat emphatically
VOtO Ho. " [ AllMlTAOE.
"While this bill is not just what I
would like , I believe it is the beat that
can ba got through thin house , and
therefore I vote YOB. " [ T. F ASHIIY.
"Believing that house roll No. 2C2
ia too expensive for the amount of
good to bo derived therefrom and that
ic does not glvo that legislation that ia
required by the pnoplo of this Btate , I
therefore vote No. " [ J. S. COLLINS.
"I would like to aoe a bill pass that
would give general catiafaction to the
people , but this bill suits me too well. "
[ fiics JENSEN.
'Btlioving thla bill to be a farce on
the subject of railroad legislation and
believing further that it will be of no
earthly use I vote No.-rA. S. PAL
'In ' as much as I would favor a law
regulating railroads , I cannot BOO any
relief In'thia bill , but only expense to
the state for collecting the statistics to
railroads which can be obtained from
the secretary of state for nothing , I
vote No. " [ T. J. SADILEK.
"I believe from present indications
tiat this house will not pasa any bill
for the regulation of passenger and >
freight tariff , or any law for the cor
rection of the abuses the people com -
plain of and that consequently to
commission which thia bill ss
can do little or nothing for our relief ssF F
and as I believe it will bo a very ox-
peuftivo way of doing uothlcg , 1 vote
No. " [ A. STEAD WELL. tot
"The senate has passed a much batter , -
tor bill than thia and I consider this
bill a useless expense to the state.
I therefore vote No. " [ BENJAMIN
"As I fully believe that this bill 02ra
is drafted lu boh alt of railroad com
panies , and whereas wo have senate
file No. 149 which is the bill for the
people I vote No.-H. BERKLEY.
"The matter of railroad legislation
is ono of vital interest to the people.
Their demand was incorporated In
every political platform ; grievances
were admitted from every political
standpoint , and redress has baon
promieod. I do not desire the downfall
fall of any political party to advance
another , but I want the responsibility !
to rest where it belongs. Neither do
I wish legislation that would bo the
l means of retarding railroad enter-
prleos or any corporate or private In-
dustry , but I want a law enacted that :
will remedy admitted evils. I vote
LINCOLN , February 20 In the
house this morning a number of un-
important bills were passed , and ono
reor TO killed.
Tao bill to pay the miscellaneous
Uerus of Indebtedness was passed by
a vote of 59 to 35 , The following Is
the vote :
AYES Babcock , Barton , Borklay ,
Hlorbowor , Britton , Brown , Gantlo ,
Chanln , Charleston , Odlpetzar , Cook
of Naokolls , Cox , Davenport , aw-1
o"i Draporof KnoxFabllnger , Field [ ,
Franao , Gray , Grlmstoad , Grout l ,
Helmrlch , Harrington , Hollman , J10 '
mor , Jensen , Johnaon , Kuony , Laird ,
Lee , Lathy , Miller , Morrison , Neville , I , ,
Payne , Ratcliffe , Robberts , Roche ,
Sftdilok , Savage , Schroeder , Sessions i |
Spanoglo , S toad well , Stoovor , Jt811'
biich Swearlngon Tower Walker
, , , . '
Watts , Westcott , Whodon , Whltzsl i' 1
Wlssonberg , Worl and the speaker.
N6KS Armitoge Ashby Oarnaby
. , , iaby'
Ohristophornon , Clark of Douglas ' ,
Clark of Colfax , Collins , Cook of Jef
fenon , Danman , Dodd , Draper cf
"TOftss , Fraeburn , Gordon , Grovcr ,
Hatch , Haven , Howard , Jones , Mar ,
tin , McAllister , North , Palmer of
Dixon , Palmer of Saline , Rimey ,
Ranuey , Rutscll , Thomas , Thompson
Town , Turner , TurtleWerbanWolph
The followinK members
I Mr , plark , cf Douglas While 3 some
of the claims rrero jnst , and ho would
like to vote for them , there wer
others that were manifestly nnjuat ,
and ho therefore voted "No
Mr.t Hall said ho believed that
states * and individuals ought tb .par
their honoot debts , and ho had act > 1
on that principle all hio life , but in
this bill it is strained , Ho could only
say , in the language of the president
of the United Statca , "tho more dan
geroue it becohios the moro strength
it has. " Ho meant that there wore
some unjust claims , and ho believed
it was necessary to defeat the passatro
of this bill until wo can take out the
wrong claims.
Mr. Howard believed that there arc
several claluiB that are unjust. Hin
Attention ] had boon called to ono claim
tsat is In the bill twice , thcr'fsrc ho
voted "No. "
KuoPy.-r-While ho was of the opln
Ion-that [ nl st of the claims word joat
ho also believed that there wore some
Included which ought not to bo paid ,
Ho therefore voted "No. "
Martin : While believing some ( of
the claims were just ho also believed
that apmo were not , and ho would
vote "No. "
Wolph wanted to cay just a word.
With all the information ho could get
the other day when this question was
up in dlecnstiou ho became thorough
ly sathfiod that there were many
claims that were justj and ought to bo
paid , there were also m addition , many
othero that were unjust. Ho believed
it wca a bad precedent to settle so
many unjust claims uoon just claims ,
therefore ho voted "No "
The bill-was carried by a vote of 69
to 35.
The houoo took a recess till 2.-00
this afttrnoon.
Annual Mooting at Lincoln The Next
Special Dispatch to Tim Bxii.
LINCOLN , Neb. , February 20. The
annual encampment of the Grand
Army of the Republic convened at
Red Ribbon hall this orouiag. About
400 delegates were present. Reports
from all ncctlona show a ntcr.dy growth
of the order. There waa quite a
rivalry for tha next reunion between
diflerout locations. Fremont ollorod
$5OCO bonua and vlll probably ho
successful. The election of grand offi
cers for the ensuing year will take
place tomorrow.It is now proposed
to establish a soldior'u homo for disa
bled veterans and a fund will bo collected -
loctod with a view to carrying out that
Although Fremopt was the highest
bidder Hastings was chosen , after a
spirited contest , as the plnco for the
next rounlon.
A Receiver j&ppolnttil.
Special Dispatch to THE UXK.
CLEVELAND , February 20. Fayotte :
Bredon , of Cleveland , was this morn
ing appointed by the United Staten
court as rpceiver of Brown , Bonnell
& Co. , of Youngstown. The works
will continue to be run a i usual for
the present , at least. The company >
represents that it haa a large quantity
of stock and good contracts. The as
sets are claimed to be largely in excess
of the liabilities. Herbert Ayer has
not come and is not expected. rein
formal meeting of the directors will
bo called , but the prominent stock
holders will consult with the receiver.
The receiver said to the Associated
Procs correspondent that ho expects
the Younsjstown works will bo ehut
down to take an Inventory , after
which it will bo managed to make the
most out of the property.
The Grout Flood
Special Dispatch to Tun Bin
MEMPHIS , February 20. The river
rose five inches In the past twenty-four
hours. It is now three inches below
the danger lino. Newport and Jack-
sonport , on the White river , are partly
LOUISVILLE , February 24. In the
past twenty-four hours the river has
fallen nearly an insh an hour. Navi
gation will probably be resumed-with ;
in forty-eight hours. The gas works :
are running to-night. Railroads have
an immense lot of stuff on hand. Some
of thorn have stopped receiving.
CINCINNATI , February 20 The
river is falling about an inch an hour.
Itroacho'd 57 foot to-night. It ir.is
almost impoeslblo to find men enough
to do the eloaning. Business is pick
ing up. The gas worka are running
to-night. The militia have baon re
lieved from duty. The railways are
all running from their own depots. ,
Receipts to-day were over 03 000 , not
Including ? 3,000 from the Now York
relief committee ; $4 000 have been
I'iven to Newport , 83,000 to Dayton ,
82,000 to Lawroncebnrg , $500 to Guy- '
andotte end 350 to Bollovlll , Ky.
A Chicago 'B nulne Firm-
Special Dispatch to Tun Hsu ,
CHICAGO , February 20. Rumors
affecting the financial standing of the
private banking homo of Preston ,
Koan & Co , were In circulation on
the street to-day. Inquiries failed to
elicit any confirmation to justify
them. Late to-iiight the firm fur
nished the associated press with a
atatemont denying that they were at
all embarrassed.
MorKon' Donations.
Special Dispatch to Tun BKK
NEW YOHK , February 20. The late
governor Morgan bequoatha his wife
halt a million and the income of a
million ; to relatives of self and wife
half o million ; $22,000 to personal
friends and clerks in the office i nnd
$8,000 to household servants ; to
charity § 795,000. The remainder of
the estate , valued in all at § 0,000,000 ,
'a ' Klven to * no o ° outora 'n ' trust ; ! , the
Income to be paid his grandson , Ed-
E" an"
The Mississippi B emi B.
I gpecitl Dlrpatcbtt to Tiu tl i.
Oiiuo , III , * Fobtuary 20. The
, I rjver at noon to-day was 51 f aet 0 Inch-
, ea on o jaje ancj ralng | pearly
I huf ! an inch per hour. It still lacks
five inches of being as high as loot
year , It is hoped it will be at a stand
I hero to-nightj
A Frightful I Panio in a Catholic
lie School ill NeW York City ,
Sov.en Huoclrod Children Hush
Madly Through Dark Hallo
und Narrow atdire.
Pourte m Little Oriea Cm bed
to Doutb by Their
Comrades. v
Hnrruwlng Scenes in tboi BuUdlurr.
Iho Rcsouo-Stfttemcnts c/f
the SJsters. ,
Special Dispatch to Tim llRK.
NEW YORK , Fobruury 20 , The out-
broalc of tire under the stairs of the
second floor of the school honao at-
taohcd to the German Roman Oatholin
church of the Moot Holy Redeemer ,
Fourth street , between Avenue A mid
First avenue , at EV quarter past 3 this
afternoon , was the cause of n terrible
calamity. No less than fourteen chil
dren loat tholr lives. OVer 700 schol
ars , mostly children of the poorer
classes , ranging from C to 11' years of
ago , attended the school and wore in
their clsBS rooms when the alarm wns
first raiacd. A fearful panic followed ,
The removal of children ou the fourth
floor began quiet enoughand was pro
creasing rapidly when the Sister of
Charity in charge of the clasa of girls
fainted. Immediately the alarmed
class bocnmo panto stricken. A rnsh
was made for the hallway. On the
Btalro , already crowded , ,
took place. The railiug.pf the stairs
broke and the mass of BtrugpliiiK
children were precipitated to the floor
below , failing in a packed , imssa one
upon another , four to , live doep.
The police and firemen arrived , but
their work of rescue waa much ham
pered by the frightened children con
tinuing to fall or leap from the stair
way , thoao in front being crowded over
the broken balustrade by children
behind still struggling to roach the
oxifs. Six children woro.takcn out
do l ftt.ni the bottom and tight nioro
died immediately on rasouo , making a
total of fourteen A largo number of
others , who wore carriod'to ' neighbor
ing tenements , are reported ( lying.
The excitement when the news of the
catastaopho sprotid was fearful. Great
crowds of people blocked the ntroetn
surrounding the school. Many ohll
dron , loot in the excitement , are ro'a
ported niiosinR. The following is
as far as returns now show : Minnie
Uator , 9 years ; Mry Hatbrnooht. 7
Mary Ann Hapn , 8 ; Mirmio Tiubo ,
11 ; Josephine M rr , 7 ; Mary Brecbt ,
8 ; Lena Becker , 9 ; Lizzie Mapetycki 5 ,
0 ; Therosu Klztnor , ' * 11 ; Barbara
Pregedezar , 9 , Liuisa Florence , 9 ; rarl
girl nyuerently 7. unldontlliod ; 1 girl
about 9 , unidentified , andjft girl about
9 , unidentified.
Bister Apromla fho toca'ohatg'n rf
the fifth class of girls , said : "J was
in charge of my class when the fire
first broke out In the hallway adjoin *
ing n.y room , I hoard a com
motion and great confusion and
hubbub of voices. At once I
turned toward the room door , them
for the firot time discovered the smoke
coming in through the wainscoting. I
immediately wont to the door , and ns
I opened it to learn the cause of the
excitement , the ihmoa rushui at mo.
I at once closed the door and was
about to warn the children to keep
calm , when oomo man cauia bursting
into the room. In amoment the children
dren ran on1 ; at the bidding of the
man. I followed , seeing all were es
caping. Many then , however , w.eut
to the stairs at the west eido of the :
building , and were injured by falling
over the stairs , whore boys had broken
down the balusters before them.
There are about ono hundred girls in
my class. "
The sister in ohargo of the first di
vision , girls' department , fourth floor ,
oald : "I was not awara what was go
ing on until I looked out and naw the
boys on my floor running to the west
side stalra and going wildly down. I
ckheard the balusters glvo way , and
then was about to turn to look to my
recharges ,
as if seized with ono fright , dashed
past mo recklesaly and riu down the
otalre and hallwaya. I saw none of
my ( jirlu injured. They disappeared
BO quickly from my sight I hoped they
had all escaped in safety. "
This sister appeared calm and com-
I posed , and seemed to have retained
her self-possession during the trying '
momenta of her harrowing experience
The school Is conducted , by the Sis-
tors of Notre Dame. The building . is
five otorles high and has nlno class-
rooms seven fpr girls and two . for
D0y - The rear of the school abuts
the roar of the Church of the Holy
Redeemer , which fronto on Third
street. There are two stairways , ono
on the east and the other on the west
end of the building , These stairways
were about throe and a half fcot wide ,
opened almost at the doora of the
class-rooms but from the
- , ploy-room
in the center of the building were ap-
proachcd by
"When the girls of the sooond floor
rushed from tholr elans rottms they
hod hardly reached the head of the
stairs when the b'oys , and Rirls from
the upper floors wore upon thorn. All
Edfrantically fougHt to got down tho'nar-
row ntalrways. The firat were thrown
headlong to the bottom. Then as ! the .
crush came from the upper floors on
the east fcldo of the building , the bal-
nstrade gave way and toll and with
Inchfull fifty children , thrown to the , looi (
beneath. On these the others fell un'
til they wore piled up five foot high or
l top of each other ,
Ofllcer Lambert , of the society for
I prevention of cruelty to animals , hop-1
ponod to bo nearly opposite the school
when the alarm waa Riven , Bajs : "I
rujhed iuto the building and
met my eyes. Packed Into the nar
row hallway on the first Ibor were
from fifty to aoraityfivo little jlrls ; ,
the poor things scroamlni ; , strnggllnp ,
with all their might , By this tlmo
other police and citizens arrived , and
wo began pulling the poor children
out of the haJlway. The cries of some
children at the bottom of the pile grow
fiintor and fainter , and then couacd
altogether "
Diteotlvo Robinson says : "Iho
fire broke out under the sUlt-cnso on
the second floor , and wns easily ex
tinguished. I examined the place.
It scorns to mo some matches must
have boon swept with the paporn un
der the stairway , uud had bonii Ignited
bfriction. . "
Hold says : "On the
floor , behind the ntf.lrway , lay a mnts
° f
They piled on top of onch other. As
qnickly no poeoiblo wo pulled thorn
out and pasted thorn ono by ono
through the window , These on top
were still alive. When wo reached
the bottom wo came upon ton dead ,
It was an awful night to see them
lying there with tholr blanched faces ,
mouth and eyes vtldo open and tholr
dresses all in disorder , Ono little
girl , Minnie IVuho , was still alive ,
She died on the way to the station
houoo. It won the most awful scene I
over pissed through. "
The dead were removed to the po
lice station on Fifth street and First
ammo , where they were laid in a row
on ( he iloor In the back room , They
Troro all quickly Identified by sorrOH-
strlckon mothers , little brothers and
sisters , and the removal each to the
nOllcted homes , promptly permitted by
the authorities ,
and In the halls after the pnnlo was al
most indescribable. Torn boA- , broken -
ken school apparatus and fragments of
torn clothes were scattered upon the
tloorc , the terrible ovidouco of the wild
otroggle of the children to osoopo from
the building.
_ _ . _ . _
mt t i f > * 1 _ 1IJ A. .
The list of dond In now awolled to
16 , the following having been reported
od as i having Uiud : o ni ht from in
juries ; L na Bi'iilru/o' ' , Bftt'urA
Brschol and Alphonau Luuhtir. Sjv-
nral othera arn ruportod in aatioun
condiUon , ono of whom , Rudolph
Mnndull , iiRud 8 , will die from internal
iujurL'B. Sutor Phillipina ia slightly
injured ; having boon thrown dowu
the ttalra with the children. All tii-
torn rofuoad to name the dialer iu
olaoa ' 5 who fainted , and who wna , ac
cording to the mother superior , tte
innocent cause of the calamity.
The Ccttlo
Gpoclal Dlepitch to Tint Ben.
CHEYENNE , February 20. All cattle
ranges have boon heard from. The
nnow hoe foil the heaviest along the
railroads ; in northern Wyoming , the
fall WAB liifht , besides there WAS no
wind along the road during the snow
fall but there was in the north , so
these great ranges afforded Buffioioni
gruos for the herds. The fact that
dead c J ttlo waa Been , along the
railroad 'lndVr.6B ' tke bcJlof t'b t the
IOBBPH ore heavy. Investigation Fjhowwv
that from Cheyenne to North Plslto ,
Nob. , a dlntnneo of 200 mlles , also on
the Julesburg branch , GOO head were
killed by train * ; from Ohoyonno to
Eranston , 400 milec , 300 wKra killed ,
a total of 000 out of 050,000 lu the
ngion. During the storm the cattle
drifted to the railroad region. The
liinros thus far will not exceed 2 per
cent , and 90 per cant , oc those are
het yow's Texas drive. The storm
proved that cattle will Hvo through
any winter.
the Blizzard In Tozni.
Spocl&S Dispatch to Tun DKK.
SAN ANTONIO , February 20 The
recoqt blizzard caused heavy losses of
cittlo in the country s inth and south-
weal. It also r&i < iod the losaoa on
nh'uep In several counties folly 10 per
Ho is n Dotnultor-
apodal Dispatch to Inn Iln.
KANSAS CIIY , February 20 -It
novr aooms that Frank B , NoafF. the
lawyer who loft hero for the east Jan-
aary 22 , and who has been miasing
ninco , IH a dufaultor. Plnkerton , the .
Chicago dotoctlvo , is working up the
cnno It is etatod that , including the
85,000 in his poiwosUou at the tlmo of
disappearance , Nooff is flhort § 15,000
in collootions made for capitalists i of
Wostcheater , Pa. It is thought ho
left the country. Hu wife and three
children hers are in utraightoncd clr-
Frank Jnnion-
I Special Dlepitch to TUB fl .
KANHAH GUY , February 20.The
Times' Bpoclal says Frank Jamns
appeared in court to-day and was arraigned -
raigned upon three Indlctraonts. Ho
pleaded not guilty and nftor loagthy
argument trial was sot f Jr the third
Monday in Juno. Tno prisoner was
remanded to jail.
. - . _ _ -
. xho Volun of a Foot.
special Dispatch to Tim DKS.
NEW YOHK , February 20 Mrs.
Matilda Pftulltcot , a profocslonal stng-
or received In the upromo court a
verdict for $12,500 damages , with
S5oo extra allowance , from the Now
York Centra ] and Hudson Rlvor rail
way company for injuriea tafnea ,
by an accident which uoceBsltated I tbo
amputation of her foot.
Special DNpatUi to IIIK BKB.
Nu\v YOHK , February 20.Thore is i
no truth in the story published hero
narthat Vandorbllt Is dangoroujly 111. Ho
Is attondjngtobuainoaM to-Jay.
° A Ratlrunil Collision.
1 Bp clal Dljpateli to TUI 1J" .
II DANUI/RY , Conn. , February 20.
' An empty engine , and the nigh freight
train on the Daubury A Norwich rail-
road collided this morning. A tank
of oil exploded burning Uwnlght
mall bags from Nqn York. No one
- w > 8 Injured.
The Senate Sailroafl Bill Under
Fire in the Honso of Bop-
Bovernl Mombora Bngtvpe In a
Lively Debate on the
Paupr Oorporationa Pitoonnly
Plead ARaiiiBt Re-
of Donglm. VlRoronnly 'Wnjn
IIli Tonijno Dr Trip Permits.
A General Doalro tvlncod by the Ma
jority to P < ua the Bill Unaltoroa.
Special Dispatch to Tim Un.
LINCOLN , February 20. Another
breeze was raised thia afternoon by
the adoption of the following resolu
tions Introduced by Senator Dock :
WHEREAS , It is publicly proclaimed
that a commltteo of'porsous have boon
rileod and largo sunn of money have
boon placed at the disposal of Bald
commltteo for the purpose of fur *
th6riii [ [ the passage oMho bill , house
roll No. 189 ; and
WHEREAS , Many rumors are rife
that for such bill cash funds are being
used for corrupt purposes ; therefore
RESOLVED , by this abnato , that a
committed of three bo appointed to
investigate aa to what uses tlioso funds
are employed in , with power to send
for persons and papers , to the oud that
any corrupt imputations as to the con
duct of mombora of this legislature
may bo dispelled if those blackening
reports arouutinandthali the guilty
may bo brought to the bar of justice ,
it any there bo holding an honored
place in this legislature , by which this
whole body la disgraced if anoh charg
es have foundation in fact.
The rules were sn ipondcd and the
resolution adopted. The pioaldint
appointed Duch , Case and Pilley as the
coaimlttoo to oanduot this invostlga
tlon which will begin work early to
At ) the cloao of the sosolon approaches
preaches mombora are beginning to
oalku the
thai will at least in part redeem the
[ ilodgon made by all parties during the
late campaign. The railroad manager
are masalug all tholr force
and making desperate and deter
mined efforts to defeat every
bill that seems In the least objectionable -
able , For two days the anti-monopoly
mombora have boon trying to get the
ouon trying iu yoi. n u
, . , _ . . _ .
-I bill bcforo J.U UnHHJ.
notiate railway the houso.
Every motion was opposed by the
railroad attorneys and cappers. Fi '
nally the houao wont into
committee of the whole this
afternoon , and utter grinding out
about fifteen senate bills reached hoof
railtoud bill. * Uy thla tlrno-a acorq of
railroad ofliolals were rotivoly filibnst-
"ng against the bill on the Boor and
„ , the cloak rooms. Conspicuously
prominent among thcso wore Soporie
mtondont Holdrodpe , Charley Groou ,
, Mr. Dawon , of the
B. & M , Sfcid N. P. Shelby and John
John M. Thurston , of the U. P. , Mr.
P , Irelandof thw M.P.aud the Bapor-
intondont of the .Omaha & St. Paul
road. \
was presented by the opoti communion
of thcso railroad men and mo.'nbora on
the Ibor acting under tholr sardcra. :
The majority of the house got its back
up against those obstruotonista aild
when Gray moved to make the bill the
upociul order for to-morrow morning
Wolph objected on the ground that
for the only railroad bill that bad any
vlrtuo in it. The house by a largo
majority sustained Wolph and amid
cries ot ' 'Road" Gray moved to strike
out the ooction Hmitingi the freight
rate and 80 per cent of the schedule
rote of Januwy 1 , 1883i
riii Cook of Nnckolls doslrod this bill
iic go through In Ita preoont shape be
cause ; it was an experiment and if de
fective the railroads could produce
proof the commission to show it was
unjust , whereas if no.Hrait was fixed
the people had no means of producing
statistics to Instruct tho-coinmisnlon as
to the injustice of existing rrtos. , , I'
the proposed rate la.too high it can 'be
Mr. Dawson b llovod that the legis
lature 1 could not delegate its power to
establishing maximum , rotes to a com
mission , and ho quoted from Cooloy's
constitutional limitation to sustain ; .
that point. Ifi the loglBhture could
estimate all the losses sustained
by railways In consequence cl
accidents , bosidoa th ope- .
atlng expenses and first cost .1
they could oatabllsb , a just maximum
rate , otherwise the attempt to le ls-
late was wrong aud he therefore hoped
Gray's motion would prevail.
Fransn Now , la not this reduction
of twenty per cent , arbitrary ? It : Is
a mere uosa by the frionda o& thiB
1 bill. They guess the railroads i are
making too much and propose to ' cut
raildown all this. Fixing of schedule >
rates is wrong , unless you classify the
roads according tc tholr Income. Ho
know a railway In Nebraska that IBn
u year. If these men are already Ion
tog money for the benefit of Bottlers"
hero"d farmers in the back Bounties i and
giving farmers a charxso to markut
tholr grain , it was manifestly wrong ko
I close these roads. The U. P. is
doubtless making nuinoy , the other
lines losing monoy. If you adopt the
schedule rate you will confiscate the
Sloui City and Elkhorn Valley road
rollani the Omaha & St.Paul line * . Bsforc [
wo undertake tq legislate on tariffs
wo want to knovr all about ooh roud
Jensen acJwlrod the Bolf-saorifioa of
these raU'tcad oorapwil < J9j who >
developed this country. Ho admire
the gentlemen who stood up an
pleaded as the people's mari for thes1
poor , unfortunate railroads , but
would like the champion to tell hlj
whether ho aver know of a morchaj
who had goods given to him.
Franso Will the gentleman tj
mo whether Nebraska his given a si )
glo nero to the railroads ?
Jensen Yes ; they have givj
vast tracts , and they tv |
and wo have to make up the defit \
Cook of Nuckolla Thia is not
guess work on our part. Wo hi
statistics in record of thcso roads.
Franso Have you statistics in
gard to thiSoulx City & St. Paul ?
Mr. Cook Yes , sir , and It shi ,
that road haa earned seven per c <
in 1881. This road roaches toward tl
Black Hills. It may not pay now Ir.
when complete it will pay. \
Rainoy Bald the gentleman from
Cummins assumes altogathcr toomnch.\ \
Ho knows nothing about railroads ; ho\ \
doesn't ' even know that thia shUe has \
given the railroads haW a million
acres. I claim that thoio are men
on thla floor tlmt do know In re
gard to thcso th-'ngs , ani' if there
are not , the atatr will prcdnoo men \
two years honoo trho will nndorntant ? \
and will legislate.
Sftrago remarked that while most
members are Iguoratt about1 details , ,
they are all aware how thcso roads
have bo/m built , and how they are < j *
running at
of hundreds of thousands of dollars' '
aunually. The people srn looking to
us expecting some legislation at the
hands-of the legislative-body. I am
not aatSflfied with Adjourning without
enacting some railroad Ippislatlonv I
am therefore in favor of amending
thla bill so it may meet the approval
of n majority of thia houao.
Hill said when it w a proposed to
pasa a law to limit ratea tbo parties
who now support the amendment-
said It waa an ironclad law. It is
conceded that the the people of Ne
braska demand reduction in tolls and .
wo propose to reduce It twenty per V ,
cent. In the early part of the souolon
it wa ? proaotaocl this should bo-dono
and the republican party waa
o do It. . Now it looks as if
> was anything but tlmt. Ho
concluded by hoping the amondmonb
would bo defeated mid the bill would
3BBS as iU itanda , Mr. Howard ox > -
grossed the opinion that the rnilroada
con well afford a reduction of 20 per
cent on their freight tatiff. Ho cited
the Union Pacific ctatisttcs and other
facts to suatalu his position.
Mr. Tower thought If wo cut down
the rates In Nebraska they will raise
them beyond the slate. Mr. Howard
retorted that the freight agents admit
you can make your own rates to the
river , and beyond you pot the pool
rate , which will not bo affected by onr
The debate waa out short by ad--
journmout , and the bill made the
special order for to-morrow morning.
BpecUl DlBpitch to TUI lini.
William Gt Smith , nn express meoiwn.
Her , waa shot twice by a robber on the Albany -
bany & Snaquohnnnnh train. Smith bad
In pooseolon 9(0,000. (
Twelve thouiand , five hundred dollars
In being subscribed In linnton , and the eftllB-
frorn the ldod ! sufferers not being urgent ,
tbo committee decided to stop collections.
The New York Mnrltlmu exchange col
lected ( § . > 90 > fo ? the iiiflorera by the flotxl.H
Tin Hntvard'Yolo boat raca will tftke
place ot New London Thursday after com
mencement ,
incl The dooiocratio officers In Boston , , in
cluding the mime , ask the democratic
aetnber.j < of tlie legislature to glvo favora-
Mlb consideration to the woman suilrogo
b !
The Maine senate passed a bill allowing
women to votoOB school matters.
The estimate of the expenditures of the
national govewmant of Mexico for tha
next fiscal year , is § 27,000,000 ; receipts
The Jfalne ee&nte passed the CMstltu-
1 prohibitory amendment.
j& .Unrdor nud Suloido. '
Bpcc'nl ' plip f ? l .
ST. LOUIH , flhruary 20. 'A most
shocking tragedyXnccurred at Spring
field , Mo. , yesterday. Mrs. Tilly
Sohaudoa , the young 'TO'/O. of Frank-
KJ Ul * < * v v * WMf , a cigar maker , duW - ar - V r
huend'fl ' absence from home hot hof-M- Nv
three months old baby thrcugU tho.
head with a * i calibre pistol and then ,
fired another ball from the same-
weapon into her own head. No causa ,
IB known for the act.
A Terrible _ .
SpMltt DtHpitih to Tui un.
BUACKKKIJ Texas , February 20.--
Dy an explosion of a kerosene lamp.ln
I rv-farm houoo on the Brosidlo crook ,
twelve mlloB rom hero , four chlldran ,
, agos2 toT" , were bnrnocLx to death ,
V\nd their mother , Mrs. Michael Mo-
amDonald , who was alone ia the house
liwas compelled to witness * the acono ,
aln.tho | flamoa havlnt ; out ho ? off from , the
children's room.
DoatU of B J. Modlll.
Special Dispatch to TUB Um
February jjrlvato
V > 1 | AV4AVA. ' Wk' * MM t fl"1" "
dispatch received hero to-night from
Qalncy , 111. , states tbat S. J. Medill ,
brother of Hon. Jooeph MocHH , ana
for many yoara managing odUor of
the Qhloago Tribune , died there to
day. Ho was tnfforlng from consump
tion , and hia doatbhas boon momen
tarily expected for some tliao.
Baklng.PoHdorlu Battles.
Vhe largest consern of Its kind , in the
wswld , ( the famous KuuifoiJ Ctieiulcal
V/orks of I'rovUence , It. I. , mnnufaatur-
era of Hertford taking roller , etc. , ) an-
aounce that Jt r an pxpeilence of over
twenty-five years In putting up bating
- powdera In tin and glasa , ihey are eatUSecl
" that a propoily made gland bottle has sev
eral advantage * over the tin can for that
purpose , and they have , therefore , at con-
sMcrablo extra oxpensa , adopted th tor.
mer for the Hereford.
The bottlea have a wide mouth to admit
of a teaspoon , and when empty will be
found \ery csnvealsnt for many nousehold
The glass botU * L ) much cleaner than
, the tin can , and will preserve the itrenqth
ot the powder much better , All baking
powdera gradually loae strength when exposed -
, posed to the air , and this fact explains the
vatlatlon lu the strength of the same brand
! o ! powder In different cans , with which all
houtekcepen are familiar , "j
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