OCR Interpretation

Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 29, 1885, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn99021999/1885-04-29/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Mr , Glailston&'s & ' Speech Explaining tbe
of Credit
Which is the Largest Asked for
in Seventy Yoaras
It is Eeoeivod With Great Cheers
of Approbation. .
The Government Lahore for Eon-
orablo Settlement ,
The Obligations to the Ameer
Should be Fulfilled.
After Mr , Gladstone' * Speech the
Vote ol * Orcdlt ivns Passed
Without Discussion.
Special telegram to the BEE.
LONDON , April 23. The house of commons
on Monday evening had gone into committee
of supply , after having , at the prime min
ister's request , rejected by n vote of 289 to
18G a motion made by the opposition ta sepa
rate the veto of credit. This motion called
for a division into the vote of credit for ex
penses in the Soudan enterprise , and another
for the special preparations account. The
object ot this motion plainly waa to secure a
debate on the government's Soudan policy by
questioning the outlay of that part of the
credit which would by its division have been
applicable to the expenses of the Khartoum
expedition. In the committee of supply , the
vote of credit as a whole beinc up , Mr. Glad
stone proceeded to explain the government's
object in asking for it. Ho disposed of any
probable discussion of the Soudan question
by n short and powerful argument. In this
ho argued that it now was the paramount
duty of the government to "hold the British
forces in the Soudan available for service
wherever the call of duty and honor may
take ( hem in the service of the British em-
plro.'i This utterance waa received with
I now come to the subject of special prep
arations , with regard to which I heard with
great satisfaction the assurance of the hon
orable gentlemen oppoiod to the government ,
that they are disposed to forward in every
way the prant of funds to use , [ Cheers from
the opposition benches ] , which to the best ol
our mind and judgment are required for the
maintenance of what I on a former occasion
described a i the national and imperial pol
icy. [ Cheers. J Certainly , an adequate sense
of our obligations to onr Indian empire has
nayor yet boon exclusively claimed by any
one party in the state. In my
opinion he would bo guilty of a moral of
fense and pass political folly , who should
endeavor to claim on behalf of his own party
any superiority in that respect over those
who are habitually opposed to him. [ Cries
y of "hear , " "hear , " ] It is an imperial policy
in which we are engaged. [ Cheers ] In re
apect to this vote I have heard that there are
comments upon its smallness , but it is thi
largest vote of credit which has been askec
for ia the last seventy years except that ii
the time ot the Crimean war. What I would
observe Is this , that the vote is a little largei
than it looks , for , though it is 5,500,00) , Ii
the first place it is contemporaneous with thi
largo increase of the charge in the annual esti
mates for the army and the navy. In th
second it is possible It will receive consider
able addition from other branches of the vote
namely , 1 600,000 , which we put down a
likely to be spent In Soudan ; and , in the thin
place , and more important than either of thes
items , it must be borne in mind that this cas
is primarily
Those who might want to know who
Is the total amount of the charge now gc
ing forward and now likely to be entailed b
the present preparations , we would like to it
i quire what we dp not yet onrtelvoa know
nuuely , what will be the expense of vigorou
and costly measures , which we hope and believe
, lievo are being Uken in India , to meet it
.share of the present obligations. [ Cheers
Tha demand for Information is always plausible
> blo , the demand Is often responsible , for
demand never is a demand to ba treated wit
anything but respect. Let us consider whc
ia the presant position , and what mode c
conduct of the crovernraent is adapted to ths
position. It is not a case of war. Thoug
there is not war before , actual , or I may eve
perhaps say proximate , though I am slow t
deal with epithets which are of course llabl
to same latitude of interpretation , I am nc
called upon to define and woul
find .great difficulty in defining , sice
it d o not stand upon any choice of mine <
my colleagues the degree of danger that ma
be before us. Wo have labored and wo co :
tlnue to la or for an honorable settlement t
specific means. [ Cheers. ] But ono thing
will venture to say with regard to that coi
tincency , an cntbreak of war ( a rupture
relations between two great powers like HUM
and England ) , one thing I w.ll say with gre
strength of conviction , and great earneatnt >
In my ecdo < wor to impress it upon the con
mltteo , that we will strive to conduct ou
selves to the end of this diplomatic contr
versy in such a way as that , if unbappl
It u to end in violence or ru
tare , we may at least be able
rcpon a review of the correspondence
the demands and refusals , to say whether i
hare , or whether we have not , doce all th
men could do by every just and bonorat
effort to prevent the plunging of twouu
countries with all the millions tbat own thi
i way. In bloodshed and strife , [ Ixmd cheer
In soy opinion the question before the coi
mittea at thia moment Is a simple and ve
narrow one. What we present to you is t
cue for preparation , * s there , or is the
not , any cane for preparation. [ Che ri
Look out the facts before us , Try them I
that test and no other. Do not urge yo
own foregone conclusions to the miicondu
of Itusiia or Any one. Do not enter into tl
judicial part of the case only , bat also Into tl
part which Is prudent upon that aspect of tl
case , and tbat Alone asking lor no credit as
the future , and no acquittal as ta the past ;
\vn toy it is a caia for preparation. [ Oheeri
The facts within jrnur knowledge ara enouf
to rnafco It your bouiiden duty eo to prepar
Therefore if I am asked for mere Information ,
my answer m thii , it is impossible for us to
give you full information , and could not at
this moment open up the correspondence
thath s been going on. Wo could not lay
before you the unsifted Information and
rumor * that have reached ui. We could not
enable yon by any possibility to judge of the
question that hw not yet
reichod the stage ol maturity
for judgment , the evidence Is complete. The
development is simply going forward. Do
not let us bo too sanguine or point to a favor
able issue. Do not let us despair that reason
and justice may on both sides prevail over
narrower and mote unworthy feelings.
[ Chors. ] We can not give you all the Information
mation wo possess. If wo did give It It would
not plica you In a position for conc'uiive
judgment. Were wo to give a part , wo should
Infallibly mislead you , and therefore we stand
simply upon whati patent and notorious , and
ray that there it in these patent and notori
ous fact * , with which the whole world is ac
quainted ,
[ "Hoar ! " ] "Shall I now voice in a few
words and sketch rapidly and slightly the
outlines of these patent and notorious facts.
The starting point of our movement In this
cue Is our allegation ot honor to the ameer ,
who stands between us and any other consid
eration of policy , but our obligations to him
are not absolute. Wo are not obliged ( God
forbid wo sliou'd ever bo obliged ) to defend
him or anybody else , were ho misled into
a course of tyranny against the iuit resent
ment of his subjects. Wo are not bound to
sustain h m in any cause of evil , but wo have
a contingent obligation to give him our aid
and | support , and I think every ono who
hears mo will say
in no stinted manner. [ Here , here. ] If it
really bo a living obligation , contingent only
upon this ono condition that hia conduct is
such that we can honorably nporovo of it.
That is the present condition of affairs in con.
nection with the ameer of Afghanistan. I
have ( tated distinctly to the house that there
have been full communications between him
and the viceroy of India , and though the lan
guage ho holds and the principles he an
nounces are those which absolutely entitle uim
to call upon us to act in concert and council
with him , to act for him , and as
far as possible , with birr , to protect him
in the possession of his just right. [ Cheers. ]
Well , with this view a plan was formed for
the delimlnatlon of the frontier of Afghan
istan , and what was yesterday the Tarkistan
country , bnt what has now become , by n
rapid process , Russian territory. Wo have
made very rapid progress ourselves In various
quarters of the world , and the idea which ,
beyond all others , I desire to c ry alone
Tfith mo at every step of this painful und
auxluus process is a determination to make
every allowance and concession to those wltli
whom we are dealing that wo should clam
for ourselves. [ Heir ] Therefore I will only
say that thli territory Ins rapidly become
Russian , and that lluisia ii nuw in immediate
contact with Afghanistan , and that the plar
made for the determination c
the Afghan territory has unhap
pily been frustrated to this extent ,
that it his not taken effect in action , Thi
circumstances of the delay may have to bi
carefully considered hereafter. I am about ti
examine them now or make a delay of thi
matter of charge , but I must point out thi
notorious fact tbat it allowed for mllitur ;
advanceupon debated ground that were oh >
vioualy and on the face of them in a high de
preo dangerous to the peace and dangerous t
the future settlement of the question , llow
ever wo sot ourselves to bring about ai
agreement with Russia by which w
hoped that those dangers might in a grea
degree be neutralized. That agreement wa
concluded on the 16th of March , although I
has pa-Bed by the date of the 17th of Marcl
inasmuch as it , I think that was the date o
which it was telegraphed to Sir Peter Lunii
den. The agreement consisted of acovenanl
and the considerations of the covenant w
that the Russian troops should not advancer
or attack , provided the Afghan troops did nc
advance or attack , that was the covenant , an
there followed a reservation , and the reserva
tionwos that unless , in cose of some extraoi
dlnary accident , such as a disturbance i
Penjaeh , the statue should remain undu
turbed , I well recollect the feeling which tl
mention of that reservation , recited in tl
house , the same acting had been created i
cur own minds , it was obvious that we wei
as much entitled to insert reservations on 01
side. I only now refer to this matter in o
der to describe as well as I can the spirit i
which we have endeavored to proceed , tl
spliit of liberal contraction aud interpert
tion , wherever we thought wo could apply it
or duty , exceptions might Lave taken '
that reservation as covering contingencle
had wo been inclined to examine
in a spirit of cavilling and criticisr
But wo determined to giro credit , ar
we thought it onr duty to giva credit to tl
parties to that agreement , and I did not
this homo say one word to impute an evil col
to that reservation. We tnoncht It. o
duty to give that construction to tl
reservation , and I do not say that the coi
struction is shown to have been wren ? , con
what may. [ Here , hero. ] I am bound
say that although the house was somewh
startled by the reservation , I believe tl
agreement was accepted by the house as
binding covenant. It was a very solemn co
enant , involving great Issues , ihere we
thousands ot men on one side standing f
their country , and on the other ii
for what they thought their patriot
du y placed in a poiition of da
peroui contlnguity , and in dans
of : a bloody collision This collision came 1
of tween the danger and the people exposed
lia it , and we believed that it would be retx
iat nized as ono of the most sacred covenar
S8 made between two nations
ever great , a :
n- that there would ba a rivalry between t
nro great sanctions , and tbat there would be 3
roily - rivalry batween the two powers to sift the i
ily cident that followed to the end , and ascerti
ipto how it had come about , and who were t
to persons upon which the responsibility fet
rested , [ Hear , heai.J All this remains
suspense. What happened ? The bloody e
gigement of the SOth of March followed t
covenant. I shall overstate nothing I shi
wo not purposely overstate anything , all I say '
iat this , that that woeful engagement of the SC )
cf March distinctly showed that ono party
air cb both had , either through Illegal wilf
through unfortudate mishaps failed to ful
the conditions of the engagement as we ex
sldered it , and we consider it still to bo <
iry duty of both countries , and above all I Y
say it for the honor of both countricj to <
ire amine how and
iur I will have no foregone conclusion , I v
ict not anticipate that wa ore in the right , a
he although I have perfect confidence In I
he honor and Intelligence of our officers , chec :
be I will not now assume tbat they may hi
to been mislead , I will prepare myeelf for I
- I issue , aud I will abide by it , as far as I c ;
i. ] \ in a spirit of Impartiality , What I say
i\ \ > i that thoio who have caused such an engai
re. | ment toail , ought to become unknown
their own government and to each contracting
puty. I will not s y that we are
even now in possession of all the
facts of the case , but wo are in
possession ot the facts which create In our
minds an Impression , unfavorable to the con
duct of some of those who form the other
party to those negotiations , but we will not
divert from the strictest principles of justice ,
in anticipating anything of the ultimate issue
of that our inquiry , \vhl.h we desire to prose
cute , and are endcavotlug to proiecnto. The
c&nse of tbat deplorable collision may bo un-
certain. Whose WAS ths provocation is a
matter of the utmost consequence , \ > o know
that the attack was a Russsan attack. Wo
know that tha Afghans tufft-red in life , In
spirit and in repute. Wo know the blow was
struck at the credit and the authority of the
sovereign whu ii our protected ally and who
had committed no offense , all I say is that
wo cannot , In this state of thing * , close the
books and say , 'wo will look into it no moro. '
We must do our best to have right done in
this matter. Under thuao circumstancea
there is a case for preparation , and I hops
that the house will feel with mo , alter what I
have said , the necessity we are under of hold-
i ig the Soudanese funds available for eervice
elsewhere. I hope the house will not press
upon us for a demand for time , which can
have no other effect than of propagating
and elsewhere the belief that there is Rome in
decision in the mind of parliament-Loud [
cheers. ] whereas I believe that with ono
heart , and one soul , nnd one purpose , only
while reserving the absolntehboitr ) of judging
the conduct of the govornmout and visiting
them with its consequences , the house will gc
forward to perform aud meet the demands ol
justice and the calls of honor , end will subject
only to justice and honor.labor for the purpose !
of peace. [ Loudand general cheers ] The vote tc
pass the entire credit of $ C5 000,009 en blot
to the government , as Mr , Gladstone had requested
quested was then put from the chair , Cicdil
in this foim was at once agreed to without
discussion and loud and prolonged chi'erin ;
from all sides , The cheering was renewet
and mode tumultous when Mr. Gladstoni
arose from his place and passed out of thi
chamber. _
LONDON , April 28 The admiralty orderoi
all able seamen enrolled in the royal navy
The Duke of Cambridge presided at the de
fense committee meeting last night. It is re
parted Russia is meeting great opposition ii
her efforts to purchase transport animals , Ii
Turkestan a decree was issued levying 01
animals for transport and whoa thn order
were being executed there was some rioting ,
Consols opened this morning at 9'J , a
twelve thirty they had advanced to PGJJ , on
at one o'clock ! )5 ) 5-1C. Russian seem ilies c
73 opened at 85J. Ameriom securities wet
steady. Stocks opened irregular.
4 p. m. Consols , 95J
1'rinci and princess of Wales have returne
to London.
The Berlin National Ztitung states Germar
remnina neutral in the present crhis in tt
relations of England and Russia and that n
, request has been received for her for mediti
e tiou. The Zoitung also denies that the czi
wrote the emperor of Germany that U
chances of peace nial diminished.
e A Berlin special to tbe Journal of Debat
y states Germany is not disposed to becon
mediator between Russia and Kngland , al
that Russia even refuses arbitration as
means of settlement ol the presant difficult
.c " 1 Four torpedo boats'ljing at Sheerness ba
been ordered into commission for immedla
War news caused on advance o ! four shi
Ings in the price of wheat in Kent.
Immense quantities of coal are being shi
ped to Capo Town , South Africa , for use
.Htitish armed cruiser * and men of war
event of war between Russia and England.
LONDON , April 28 , 3:30 p. m. A spec
dispatch from Tirpul says the Russians c
oupy Akhdeb , and are actually at wo
making a military road from Penjdoh
LONDON , April 28. The government i
copied the offer of New South Wales of th
contingent now in Soudan for service
India or elsewhere , oa the military auth
itiea may request ,
OP inoors.
SCAKIU , April 28. Government troops i
returning here , orders having been received I
to CAIUO , April 28. Orders were received
, the withdrawal of all troops from Wa
it Haifa.
in PABIH , April 28. The journal Des Dab ;
or says the Bosphore Egyptlen affair has be
ur settled , through the Intermediary offices
hen England , upon the following basis ; Eg ]
n- apologizes to Tallandier , French charge
note affairs , the office of the Bosphore Egypt
to will bo reopened and the journal allowed I
iat reappear forthwith , and Franca abandons I
he Intention of a demand for the recall of I
officials who forcibly entered the Boaph
IV Egyptien office , in view of an apology.
for LONDON , April 29 , Advices from Al
de habad , Ulndoostan , say : Tirpul dispatc
tie state that the Russians have occupied j
in Tape , and are making a road to He
ter through Penidoh. Supplies are reaching
beto Peter Lumtben's forces slowly and in sn
to quantities. Supplies for one month
og- Rindle-Klll and Abdulla , while provial
ita for two corns for three months are stored
nd Quetta , Sixteen field hospitals are ready
wo eervice. In addition to a largo general ho
ain tal at Quetta.
ln ST. PETBBSBUBO , April 29. Five stoan
the have been purchased in America for erui
fit in the Russian service.
the BacssKLH , April 28. A dispatch to tha
all dendence Beige Irom St. Petersburg , si
ia A council was held at the ptlaca to-da ;
th which the czar presided , rejected tbopropo
thor made by De Giers to adopt conciliatory m
or ures towards England , Ths reply of the I
Q1I sian government to Earl Granvllle fir
on- maintains tbe tenor ot the former ilispatu !
'ill LONDON. April 28 , The Standard's sjx ;
iay tbat th Russians have occupied M
chak , twenty miles south of Pendjeh , on
or. ilurglub river The ameer , while care
vii ; about Penjdeh , attached great Important
" j Alerucbak. The Standard says it is not it ;
tha whether or not the Afghans resisted ,
ve PASO DIL NOBTB. Mez. , April 27. A
the containing SGO.OOO In unsigned bank note !
an , tli Banco Mexicano , stored in tbe cus i
is house , wai broken open to-day and robbei
geall but a 35,000 package. Three cus
to house officials are under arrest on siupiclo ;
The President ADpnls Hnierotis Col
lectors of Menial RbYflnne ,
The Eoduotion of Postage In
creases the Bovenuoi
Widows Who Have Bemarried
Pradulently Drawing Pensions.
A Hundred Pensions Drawn at
Philadelphia for Dead Men ,
- Garland's '
Attorney-General Opin
ion in Lawton's ' Oase ,
The Pardon Makes Him us Innocent
as Though no Offence Had
Ever Boon Committed.
The Alleged Extravagance in the
Land Office.
Special Telegram to the BED.
WASHINGTON , April 28. The lost procla
t mation of General Sparks , commissioner of
the land office , in relation to the extravagence
discovered by him in the land service , should
bo taken with a large grain of salt. It bears
on the question of the traveling expenses , of
the special agents of the land office , who are
engaged iu the investigation of fraudulent
entries , under the preemption homestead and
timber culture acts and upon the depredations
upon the timber lands of the United States.
The commissioner says : "Tho neoplo may
say that this Is a very small affair , but it must
bo romombred that there are seventy agents
employed by the land office. Their traveling
expenses under tbe past management have
run up in the neighborhood of $10,000 a yeai
each. The aggregate expenses of the agent )
for a year will foot up nearly $1,000,000 , f
careful cutting of unpardonable , extravoganl
and dishonest items , will result in i
saving of § 100,000 or 5200,000. Thai
may be very small business for thi
republicans to contemplate , but it will bi
nothing to the dlssredit to the new ndminiB
10 tration. This is an amazing statement ti
10 come from the general land office. "General1
Spurka ought to know that the entire appro
priation fur the current fiscal year , on no
tie Knot of special agents for the purposes abovi
named amounts to $200.000. This amnun
includes the salaries at the rates .ot $1GOO >
year each. If there bo seventy of them thi
no salaries would amount to $112,000 , loavini
$88,0110 for traveling expenses , and othe
items. From the appropriation mentlonei
are paid also thn fees and mileage of witnesse
in hearings at the local land offices , of charge
preferred by the special agents. In view c
the fact that the entire appropriation is enl ;
$200,010 it is difficult to see how "tho pas
management" has been able to expend nearl ;
$1,000,000 in a year. The truth is thatth
traveling expenses of the special agent
P average about $1 , 00 a joar gnch ; the numbe
° * employed to investigate thovntrles ; under tb
homestead , pererapiion and' timber cultur
acts , has been about twenty-five
Total amount of L appropriation
for salaries and expenses of sue
agents for the current fiscally ear , and for fee
and expenses of witnesses , who attended th
hearing ! , being SI000,000 , whic
Includes a deficiency of $2 000 , granted
the last session of congress ) . [ This explanatio
LXS shows how reckless have boon the charges <
extravagance and dishonesty which have en
acan a ted from the general land offica since tt
er present commissioner took chtrge of it. In
in dispatch published April 21st , some criticisi
or- was made upon the order suspending the issi
of all land patents except in cases of entrie
by cosh and land scrip , and it was stated th :
one effect of the order would be to enhance tl
are value of scrip. That effect has t
to ready been produced. It appea
that the land scrip which w
for worth in Washington $13 an acre the we <
dy before the order was issued , experienced
sharp advance immediately after Its promt
gallon , and within a week was held at 817 i
acre. About 5,000 acres of this scrip , it
said , are held by Washington speculators , in
ats whoso hands , Commissioner Sparks order
son April 3d put the pretty sum of $25,000 ,
For a number of days rumors have been r !
ion in the war department that an army ord
to was forthcoming that when issued wou
her create considerable surprise. While no f
the thentic information Is attainable from officia
It is understood that an order Is to bo issu
by the president , and is to define the limit
IAT. authority of the lieutenant-general of t
Ilal army. It was an open secret for mont
ihes prior to Secretary Lincoln's retirement thai
ihesk controversy existed between him and Lieu
9rat Gen , Sheridan , relative ta the authority of t
Sir latter. Toe secretary of war finally wrote >
nail letter to the lieutenant general in which
for defined the latter's authority. It is assert
Ions that Gen. Sheridan baa come In conflict wl
at tne new secretary of war In regard to t
for tame questions as to their respective rights
ipl- command. On tbe 8th mst. a general ore
was Issued for certain regiments to exchan
stations by Juno 1 , The order was , " .
command of Lieut. Gen. Sheridan. " It c
not contain the name of the stcretary of wa >
nor tbe words , "with the approval of t
secretary of war , " Similar orders , as sboi
by tbe records , when issued by Gen , Shi
In- man , contained the name of Secretary LI
ays : coin , In the general order above i
y at ferred to the Second regiment of
isala tillery , stationed at Washington , was '
eas- dered to exchange with the Thi
Ins- regiment of artillery , stationed in the g
mly states. Certain surgeons of the army ha
hea expressed themselves as bitterly opposed
this change , at this season of the year. Tt
cal ! say jt would endanger the health of an u
acclimated regiment , and that the trans
eru <
the would be especially dangerous became of t ;
tless threatened sickly season In the south , Th
that the reclment south acclimated
e to say is a
ited can remain there without danger , Otl
officials say this Is the Grit order of the kl
Issued In the spring of tbe year. Secret *
Kndicott Is now in Boston , The expect
box order , which promises much surprise , v
S Of probably not bo given out until his return
torn tba department next Thursday. There
dot great indignation among the army offic
torn and the people generally , who know of Kn
colt's intentions. The attitude assumed
young Lincoln toward * the lieutenant general
of the army ; in which the secretary displayed
his Ignorance and an abiurd assumption of
power , was severely criticized , bnt the fact
that KnJicott intends to follow out ths policy
of Ills predecessors in this regard Is unusually
condemned. It Is felt that the nation owes
too much to Qcn , Sheridan to hnvo him
treated in nny such way. It is hinted In ono
quarter that any attempt to curt&lt Gen.
Sheridan's power will icsult In Us resigna
WASHINGTON , April 23. The secretary of
the treasury appointed Alphonso M. Bullock
shipping commissioner for the port of Nor
folk , Vo. , not for the port of Now York M
announced yesterday.
The president to-day appointed the follow
ing collectors of internal revenue : Cornelius
Voorheos for the Fourth district of Missouri ,
vice LlAvid A. Stewart , resigned ; John
Whltcakor for the district of Oregon , vice
John E. Oartwright , suspended ; Frank bradley -
ley , district of South Carolina , vice Emery
M. Breyton , suspended ! llambletonL Sheppard -
pard , Sixth district of Virginia , vice William
E. Oraig , suspended , Uo also appointed
John llobaon to bo collector of cuitoma for
the district of Oregon.
The commissioner of pensions to-day di
rected the suspension at the Philadelphia
ageccyof 102 pensions , which have baon
drawn , although the pensioners arc dead. In
some cases , the commissioner says , the per
sons In whoao names the pensions were
drawn have boon dead since 1871. Ho has
also directed the suspension at the same
agency , pensions to seven widows who re
married in 1881 , but who have continued to
draw pensions since. The commissioner has
asked the attorney general to bring suit
against the pension agent for moneys so un
lawfully disbursed ,
Third Assistant Postmnstor-Genersl Ilnzon
in areport ] of. the effect , during the first
year of the icduction of letter postage from
three cents to two , says the results of the twc
cent postage have more than realized the
most sanguine expectations of its most ardent
advocates. He thinks when the law maklnc
the single rate weight limit ono ounce , instead
of half an ounce goes Into effect , it will add
to the revenues by inducing persons sending
light packages , to tend them under seal in
stead of at parcel rates ,
The opinion of Attorney-General Garlanc
upon the eligibility of A , R. Lawton for thi
position of minister to Russia was made pub
* lie to-day. Lawton though having held i
commission oa lieutenant in the federal arm ;
bore arms against the United States In th
late war. In 1870. however , ho received ;
fall pardon and amnesty from the president
One year later came the adaption of the foui
teenth amendment prohibiting , except by cor.
sent of congress any person from holding civ
office who , having previously sworn to suppoi
the constitution , nevertheless engaged in a
insurrection. Garland holds that at the Urn
the amendment went into operation Lawto
had , by the pardon previously granted , bee
restored to all hia rights as a citizen and ha
become by virtue of the pardon as innocent t
thoukh the offense forgiven had never bee
committed. The attorney general believes i
was not the purpose of the amendment to cai
reproach upon the executive by repudiatin
bis act , nor to violate the national faith , of tb
solemnity pledged. It now appears that Lav
ton while expressing the firm belief in bis ow
eligibility twice requested his name to be nc
further considered. President Cleveland hi
wtitten Lawton a personal letter reluctant !
accepting the latter * "unselfishness" an
"patriotic" decision and adding : "I can bv
feel that tne country is greatly the looser t
it. "
told a Post reporter to-night that A. R
IB Ktiley bad declined the Italian mlasioi
Bayard would not , however , say whether i
not Kieley would be asked to go to Russia !
place of Gen. Lawton ,
Special Telegram to TUB BEE.
CHICAGO , April 28. The Farmers' Revie
In BumminBr up the reports from its 1200 co
respondents concerning the crop outlook w >
say : "At present very little con be s
about the winter wheat crop which has n
three months to say very little
its favor , and a great deal agair.
it. Wo have had an abundance of rt
all over the wheat belt , and this stimulat
influence has had only the effect to start
the live wheat and confirm the great majorl
of the reports which have been from time
time printed with reference to the very lai
proportion of the crop which baa been wintc
killed. The spring wheat seeding Is progrc !
ifo ing satisfactorily and we do not look for a
ler increase in the acreage over 1884. We lo >
ild for no end of oats , First , for the reason
Mi tbe failure of the winter wheat crop , ar
ll B. secondly , to take the place of spri
ied wheat , and , thirdly , on account of I
ho of very largo increased consumption upon t
feature of the corn C'op in 1883 , which has
kept up over since. The corn acreage now
promises to bo very great , owitg to the fact
ot the condition of the wheat crop , The win
ter wheat lands which have been and are to
bo plowed up will bo put into corn and oats ,
to that wo have every promise of the largest
feed crops the country hai over known ,
CHICAGO , April 28. Notwithstanding the
rather exciting tenor of the foreign dispatches ,
trading on 'changolhos been unusually tame
this forenoon. The reason assigned is that
the board of trade has voted to-morrow a
holiday to celebrate their formal occupancy
of the new palace at the foot of LaSalle
street , four blocks to the southward of the
present structure , and that an inclination has
pervaded brokers and commission men to hold
open very few trades between now and Thun
day , In addition to this a majority of the
members are busily engaged preparing for
the ceremonies of to-night , to
morrow and to-morrow night , while
the young element is arranging
for a carniv.il this afternoon to properly sig
nalize their departure from the old building ,
A band of rmulo hns boon engaged and a
platform been erected In ono corner of the
present trading room upin which speakers
and a number of prominent singers and actors
will appear after the close of the afternoon
session to carry out n varied programme , A
marching column will then form and proceed
to the new building. To-night n promenade
conceit occurs in the now hall and to-morrow
the formal dedicatory ceremonies nccur. To
morrow night a banquet will occur at the
Grand Pacific hotel. A largo number of In
vited guests from all portions of this country ,
Canada and Kngl nd are in the city as invit
ed guests to join in the festivities.
Liliulcll Hotel on Fire ,
Sr. Louis , April 28. The Lindell hotel Is
on fire and will burn down.
Later The Lindell hotel fire is out. The
flames were confined to the collar.
LATCH The Lindell hotel had a very nar
row escape from destruction this afternoon ,
About 5 o'clock smoke was discovered issuing
from the cellar over tbe whitewashed room
and pouring out of the box which encloses the
annunciator wires , and which runs from tbe
cellar to the upper story. Up this box the
flames rushed with great fierceness to the roof ,
but fortunately there were soon suppressed iu
this directionand by desperate and persistent
exertion * of the firemen were confined to the
cellar. Holes wore chopped through the of
fice floor and pipes directed through them
and all the other openings to the collar. The
entire basement was flooded with water , and
after two hoars' hard work the flames were
quenched. About fifty feet ( quart
of the rotunda floor is burned out ,
the office is wrecked . and th
vuu uwtu IB nearly W VCKOU. ituu but
reading room greatly damaged. The carpeti
and furniture on the parlor floor and In Bey
ers ! rooms on tbe o.her stories , are very se
ciously Injured by water , and the wall dec
orations are destroyed by smoke , A larg
part of the cellar was burned out. The losi
Is variously estimated at from 530,0001
850,000 , covered by Insurance. When th
fire was discovered there was great alarn
among the boarders and guests of the house
but everyone had time to get out safely , am
no injuries or mishaps are yet reported.
Mr. Gonilj's Mission.
Special telegram to the BBK ,
CHICAGO , April 28. The attention of
O. Goudy was called to-day to an item in
morning paper which sot forth that while I
Washington recently ho had been offered
it mission to Stansfordtbnrg , and bad declined
Goudy bad applied for nothing had refuse
nothing , and had no anticipation of beir.
offered a mission abroad OL at homo. . He di
i. not know ot any position in the service of tl
i.n. . government that he would accept ; ho b
erin lieved the report that Congressman Sprinn
in bad been offered the Russian mission equall
as improbable as the part of the ttatemei
referring to himself. The Illinois democra
had already done remarkably well In havii
secured a largo number of important a ]
3- pointments ,
Death of Hco Tneler , a Largo Btoe
3W Man at Sidney.
Special Telegram to TUB BIB.
irm SBDNBY , Neb. . April 28. LigtJ Tusl (
kid one of the largest stock men In this count
lot died hero to-day , Ho stepped aboard of
net passenger train to see an old friend , Genei
in Stanford , of California , when the train su
1st denly moved , throwing hia head against t
lin car , causing apoplexy. He lived a few mi
ed utes. This untimely death is deeply regrott .
np by the entire community. His .age was (
Ity He loaves a wife and child.
The Northwest.
er8S WINNEPEO , April 28. The wire has be
8Smy down north of Fort Q'Appello since noon
my ok day , and information has been obtained
okof garding the movements of troops , The i
id , snreents are supposodjto have moved noi
ing to Dumont's Crossing , and apparently tbi
the is not likely to be uny fighting for a day
the two.
heMarch April May
ed I 7iiCn tlio weather grows warmer , that
i extreme tired feeling , want ot appetite ,
of dullness , languor , and lassitude , nQlIct
jer almost the entire human family , and scrof-
ice ula and other diseases caused by humors ,
By manifest themselves with many. It Is 1m-
Hd possible to throw off this debility and expel
r , humors from the blood without the aid of a
oe reliable medicine like Hood's Sarsaparilla.
* "I could not sleep , and would get up In
ln the morning with hardly Hfo enough to get
ro _ out ot bed. I had no appetite , and my
ar- face would break out with pimples. I bought
At no other season la the system BO s
ccptlblo to the beneficial effects ot a
liable tonlo and InvlROrant. The Imp1
state ot the blood , the deranged dlgestl
and the \vcak condition of the body , cau :
by Its long battle with the cold , win
blasts , all call for the reviving , rcgulat
and restoring Influences so happily :
effectively combined In Hood's Sarsaparl
" Hood's Sarsaparilla did mo a great def
of good. I had no particular disease , 1
was tired out from overwork , and It toi
mo up. " lUls. a , K. KIUMONS , Cohocs , M .
Ird '
ulf Hood's Sarsaoarilla
ft bottle of Hood's Baruaparllla , and soon
infer - began to sleep soundly ; could get up Vf 1th-
for out that tired and languid feeling , and my
he appetite Improved , " R. A. SANFOUD , Kent , 0 *
ley " I had been much troubled by general
nd debility. Last spring Hood's Barsaparllla
proved Just the thing needed. I derived an
Immense amount ot benefit. I never felt
ied better , " H. V. MILLET , lloston , Mass.
"to ' Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is 'gold by all druggists. 1 ; six for 5. Made
only by C. I. HOOD & CO. , Lowell , Mass.
by IOO Doses One Dollar
" For seven years , spring and fall , I 1
scrofulous sores como out on my legs , ;
for two years was not frco from them 1
all. I suffered very much. Last May I bc |
taking Hood's Barsaparilla , and before 11
taken two bottles , the sores healed and
humor left me. " 0. A. ARNOLD , Arnold , ]
" There Is no blood purifier equal to Hoc )
Sarsaparilla. " 1S.S. | I'IIKLPB , Rochester , N
Hood's Sarsaparilk
Sold by all druggists. * i ; six for (5. Mi
only by 0. I. HOOD & CO. , Lowell , Mass
IOO Doses Ono Della
A Great Day For The Bjys on
'Champ ' ,
BnainosBin the Wheat Pit was
Left Untouched
All Devoted Themselves to the
Festivities of Moving
And Cutting Up All Sorts of
Antics ,
Big Heavy Oattle Wore Hard to
Sell ,
An Overstock of Veal Cnlvcsj HORU
\Vcro Fairly Active Provisions
Lightly Traded lu.
Special telegram to the BEE.
CHICAGO , April 2 8.-As far as practicable have
business waa concerned , there might na well
boon no session. What trading was indulged
In was simply of the evening up character , so
that operators could spend to-morrow in
celebrating moving into the now building
without fear that they wore losing fortunes by
reason OB a holiday. Instead of a crowd iu
the pits the members circulated about the
frontdoor cutting up all sorts of antics , and
making moro nolso than usual , The exuber
ance of spirit however , did not make itself
prominent until after the close of the morning
session about 11 o'clock , some of the Belling
callers who could not hold in their enthusi
asm any longer , wore the cause of a great
deal of excitement , and drawing an immense
street crowd by shooting off cannon and fire
crackers In the roar old building. The fun did
not last Ion ? and it was described as the tak
ing of Uorat" In anticipation of a riotous
time on the floor , the gallery was packed to
the utmost limit by a crowd of spectators.
They looked down with laughing eyes on the
play of the bulls and boars , waiting for the
expected rumpus. In the meantime the floor
manager of the afternoon's sport was buiy ef
fecting their plans. The programme was as
follows : Music by the First Regiment band ,
which entered the hall amid great cheerlngj
an address by ex-Congressman Dunham ;
song by the Imperial quartet ; a recitation by
Nat Goodwin and a selection oy the quartet.
It had been contemplated by the commltteo
of arrangements. It became evident , how
ever , that thu boys were not in the humor for
business , so at noon Secretary Stone
appeared in the gallery and announced
that by special request , the closing ceremo
nies would commence at 2 p. m. The an
nouncement was met with cheers , and in the
excitement two or throe silk bats were
smashed. Groin samples bad been removed
from the hall tarly in the day , and consequently
quently the usual throwing of them was dis
pensed witn. The real fun , however , com
menced after regular order of the programme
bad been gene through with. It was in the
form of a "Stag" dance to the music of the
band. The sport was uprorious In the ex
treme. Juno wheat opened at 91Jc , 4c over
the close of last night , Bold up to Olfo and
closed at Oljc. There was a good deal of ac-t
tlvity in the
pit opening at 48c 1 over the close , it sold np to
47jc , where it cloned. There were no features
at all In provisions. What little trade was
indulcred m was simply the changing over of
options. Jnno pork opened at $11 85 , Co
over the close , and sold up to $11 874 and
closed at 811 85. Late dispatches from Lon
don by private wire to the effect that 87 was
bid for Russians on rumors that difficulties
were likely to be peacefully adjusted ,
Trade was active and pncei strong , and lOc
ral higher on light hardy and medium steers ,
d- while on thn other hand , big heavy cattle
hen were bard to sell , and if anything a shade-
n- cosier. The export trade is demoralized and
n.ed prices in the British markets are about as low
30. as at any time since the trade began. Ship
ping orders wore light , but dressed beef oper
ators were liberal buyers. Stackers and feed
ers are 10@lCc lower than last week , and upon
the increase. So far for the week speculators
ion and yard dealers are about the only buyers.
to Theio are a few orders from the country ,
but at lower prices than sellers c < tn
accept. The market is overcrowded with veal
rth in- calves. They are selling around ubout 92
per 100 pounds , lower than a week ago.
Springers are selling from SO to 35 cento
lower per head ; 1,060 to 1,200 pounds $4 CO ®
5 CO ; 1,200 to 1 350 pounds 85 OU@fi 25 ; 1,360
pounds and upwards $5 20@5 60 ; butchers'
common 82 4U@3 40 ; good $3 60@4 G5 ; stack
ers and feeders S3 50 ® 0 00 ; Texas cattle ,
1,000 to 1,237 pounds ; 84 37J@5 IB.
The market opened active end ruled steady
iUS- most of the hogs selling at once , as the specu
ro- lators went in freely. Towards the close , ,
iuro however , the speculators found themselvo > i
Ion , with a greater number on sale than they
ised wanted to carry down , and would have been
itry willing to shade the morning's prices if they
' could find a customer. A few lots sold Do
mj ( lower at the close than at the opening.
and Rough and common packers again sold around
lla. about Si 40@4 45 , and best mixed at $4 45@
leal 4 CO. with choice assorted heavy at $1 C5 and
but rhlladelpbias at $4 70 ,
.Y. The Illinois Legislature ,
.Y.I SrniNomLD , 111 , , April 28 , In the honeo
I this morning the session was taken np by dio-
cussion of the state house appropriation re
had pair bill , Before its completion the senate
was announced , In joint session ono vote
and , was cait. which was for Logan. In the son-
ac , ate a bill to render valid sales and leaseu of
Ban railway rolling stock passed , aa did
liad also a bill increasing the pay of
the jurors 'to $2 per day , with an amendment
Me. that five cents ue paid for mileage instead of
(1 > S ten a proposed , A resolution which passed
the house yesterday regarding the appoint
ment of a joint committee to toke steps to
ward suppressing pleuro pneumonia waa
adopted , Tbe house bill for consideration of
ado railroad corporations was sent to the judici
ary committee , Bell introduced a resolution
for the revision of the constitution of the
United State * ,
tilery cwftere ,
coftere recognize ! .
Smoking Tobacco.ant >

xml | txt