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SIXTEENTH YEAR OMAHA. MONDAY MORNING. APKIL 11. 1887. NUMBER 207 A TESTIMONIAL TO DAVITT , Friends Present the Irish Leader's ' Biido With a Magnificent Gift , HOME FOR THE LAND LEAGUER. Tlie Presentation Speeches Fccllntily Hcpllna to l > y tlio ItcclplontH 1'nsnlon Week Observances In Vienna Oihcr Foreign News. Kantcr Tlnin. ( Copiirttiht 1"7 ty James Gordon llcnnttt. ] DUIILIN , April 10. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the BIK. : ] Thn events ol the week here Imvo been the presentation ot magnificent wedding gifts tu Mrs. Mlcliicl Davltt. Her husband on this Easter day must , by contrast , recall tlio several dismal Ka'ster day.s ho spent between prison walls , as described In his published recollections. Few American tourists visit this city without making excursions by railway or by tlio turn pike road that skirts the const southward to the Bray. During their short Journey , and about nine miles soutncist from Dublin , they would pass the villa residences ot the su burban liallybock. liallyLiook looks out upon Klllarney bay , and to the south of this , a panorama of beauty , the Slianganagh valley , which Is crowned by the Sugar Loaf moun tain and Brayhead. Among thc.so residences was a snuggery , appropprlately named Eden Hill cottage. Quietly and unostentatiously a committee Mlchrcl of Davitt's friends col lectcd funds to buy that property , not for the father of the land Icairuo , whoso dellcy as to gifts is well known , but as a weddlncpresent for his bride. The committee tastefully fur nished Eilon Hill cottage from roof to collar. They relald thn lawn with turf and sham rock ; they studded the terrace with bulbs and flowering plants "for bridal blossoms , " Bald James Urchin , of Cablnetorly , a prominent coinmlttccman. The kitchen garden was not neglected , nor were the small fruits and the miniature hot-house. In Mrs. Davitt's bor dolrthuy placed an American piano ; In her husband's library tlio crayon picture which Boston had sent and of which Dully was the artist , as ho was of General Collins' portrait that hangs In the National league headquarters - tors in UpporO'Connoll street. Allot this havlngbccn perfected , the-commltteo escorted the happy couple to this their new home. Mrs. Davitt's delight was evident as the car riage was driven out of the roadway Into i branching avenue lined with trees , Hanked by shrubbery , and past the garden wall , cov ered with red blossoming vines. The sub scribing ladles and gentlemen , somewhat In the fashion of an American surprise party wore awaiting their hostess and host In the cozy drawing-room. .Mr. Michael MacEnorny a barrister , holding the title deeds In his hand , nt once made the presentation speech Then Miss Kate O'llellly , blushing will : eagerness , handed an Illuminated address referring to the piano , and finally Dr. Duffy on behalf of Bostonian friends , uncovered the picture after a few oplgramatlc sen' tences. This concluded , Mrs. Davitt , holding her husband's hand , responded. Tlin 1'HESr.NTATION SPEECH. Mr. MacKnery , barrister , when delivering the title deeds , said : "We feel assured thai Mr. Davltt has told you that ever nearest and dearest to the Irish heart la the thought ol homo. Around it our hopes , fears and at fectlons are entwined as Inseparably as the evergreen Ivy which you have seen , after a lapse of couturlos of storm and change clings BO closely to the old castles and round towers of this land. As there is no man living who has done so much as he to save the homos ot our poor people from destruction , wo believe you will recognize In the form of the gift offer you tlio spirit which prompts us when wo take the liberty ot presenting you with a cottage homo In harmony with his simple tastes and situated In a locality endeared to him by many tender associations of friend ship and by the recollection of his fruitful labors on behalf of the cabin homes of Ire land. " A VTOMANLY ADnitKSS. The womanly address accompanying the piano included these sentences : "knowing your husband's deep and tender love for music , and having heard with delight ot your eminent accomplishments In that art , we think the most appropriate gift is this Ameri can cottage piano. You may have been told that the daughters of Erlu are bright exam ples ot all womanly duties. Wo beg to assure you that wo regard as foremost our duty to our beloved country. The mystic spell of this devoted land makes all who come to dwell among us more Irish than the Irish themselves , and wo fool assured in you this historic saying will receive a new aud illus trious proof. As the wife of Michael Davltt , as a daughter of the h me of freedom , it will bo pre-eminently your duty , as we believe your pleasure , by your gentle persuasiveness , under his loving guidance , to lead us in moulding the manhood of Ireland to the glori ous form of freedom known In America. " GOOD WISHES FIIOM I10STON. Dr , Duffy remarked : "I know that to the wish and prayers expressed hero to-night for your future happiness and that ot your dis tinguished husband , I can add those ot the Irish race In America , aud especially your hosts of friends In lioston. " juts. JJAVITT'B iinri.Y. Mrs. Davltt modestly , but with graceful .eclat and self-possession , responded. She wore an Irish poplin dress , trimmed with Irish lace , and all who saw her.in Amolrca can well imagine how proud and happy she looked. In the course of her very heartfelt remarks she observed : "I wish 1 were gifted with the power of expressing In words all which my heart is throbbing to utter this moment. Valuable RS Is the unique and splendid present which you give mo , It does not call forth the same extent of gratltuo as does the silent manner In which the testimonial menial Itself has been prepared , or the true spirit ot hospitality In which it has been presented. In this respect your too generous gilt is In keeping with the nets of the warm , generous welcome I have ex perienced at the hands of the people of Ire land since my arrival la the land which I have longed to make my homo from the time I tirst learned to lorn It as the birthplace of my parents. I know quite well , In present ing me with this lovely cottage home , which you have furnished with every luxury and embellished with such admirable taste , you liad In the end the future comfort of my dear husband. Your motives In thus considering his future welfare are In keeping mlth my highest ambition , which is to make that fu ture , as far as 1 possibly cau , a contrast with the trials aud sutTcrlnga which have sur rounded his life In the past" Turning to the ladles , and referring to their Sift , she continued : "There Is no work which you could wish me to do for the freedom of Ireland , no sacrlllco which woman could bo expected to make , that I would not cheerfully tender to see an end put to the tyranny oxer- cited by the English rule In this country , and to win for the Irish people a government as free as that which the exiled portion of our race enjoy in tar own native land. " Next , In expressing her thanks for the pic ture , she asked Dr. Duffy to "convey to these Wuo b v sent to ru UiU magnificent per trait from Boston my slncorcst thanks for so acceptable a present , which I think the most perfect likeness 1 have seen. " In conclusion Mrs. Davltt most aptly added : " 1 do not think 1 shall bo acting contrary to your wishes , or these of my numerous friends who co-operated In this expensive work , If I pro pose to change the name ot Eden Hill to that of Land League Cottage. " This was greeted with the heartiest chorus of ' ' . " 'Aye , aye. DAVITT'S wonns OP THANK * . Every one now regarded Davltt , who then got up. As he did so there w.\s only one thing lacking to make these Incidents and the tableaux entirely dramatic thn picsenco In the background of the judge who sen tenced him and of the barbarous wardens who superintended his Imprisonment , so that they might observe and point as a lesson from the passing scene whether coercion could do what Halfour claims it can toward extinguishing Irish patriotism. Davltt stood quietly a moment , and then almost sobbed out the few words that some day will become as memorable as many now quoted from Emmet and Flt/.ircrald : " 1 cannot odd anything to what my wife has al ready spoken. These splendid testimonials are a too gouerous recognition of these humble services of mine In Ireland's btnurele arc so many moro nroofs added to these over and over iriven of the exaggerated call- mate which the Irish people have been pleased to form of my part In tlio national movement. I only hope that In the homo which has beun provided for me and mine , aud so lavishly adorned by my many kind friends , both In Ireland and in America , I may gather new strength , the better tu continue my share of lie fight for achieving the social and political cdemptlon of our fatherland. " Then followed a momentary silence , which was more eloquent in Ita elTects than the ihoprs , embraces and handshaking which 'ollowed. EAUNKST IX UKLiiOlON. Vienna Entirely Absorbed in Observ ing Passion Week. ICnpi/rfoM l > u James Cordon flenncit. ! VIKNNA , April 10lNework Huiald ! able Special to the UHK.J Politics and ilcastiro have been much neglected here luring 1'asslon week. The Viennese take .heir religion as they take their music In arnest and for the moment Katilhars sei'tns o be forgotten. All the week the churches ivero crowded. Thousands have thronged ho cathedral of St. Stephen , the Church of , ho Minorities , St. Peter's church , and the other fashionable places of worship. The grim gothlc Christs and virgins , wtilch adorn he outer walls of the cathedral , were crowned ivlth tawdry wreaths. Some had paper roses hrust between their cold , stone lingers. In side the cathedral there has been a constant patter of feet and a hum ot prayerful voices. To-morrow the \\olner kinder will make amends for their piety in countless cafes and beer halls. On Maunday Thursday , agree able to ancient custom and } remembrance of tlio last .supper , the emperor went throug ho form of washing the feet ot .welvo deserving old men In one of the hall of the imperial palace. Tlio ages of the vet erans on this occasion aggregated 1074 years , Four were none enarlans. The old men clothed In the traditional costume and bare footed , were seated on a line of benches. The emperor passed before them , escorted by a suit of his household dignitaries , and poured a little water from a silver pitcher on each outstretched foot. He dried it afterward with a towel. Every veteran was then pre sented with a small bag of money and some food. Usually the empress completes the cer emony by washing the feet of the twelve de serving aged women , but this year the func tion tud to be omitted , as her majesty Is away on one of her eccentric pleasure trips. Th old ladles got their bounties all the same and were perhaps spared some twinges oithoihcu- ; niatlsm. ANTI-RUSSIAN MANIFESTATIONS. The opening of a new link of the strategl railway system of Austria-Poland has been made a pretext for a small autl-Itussian man- fostatlon by several leading Austrian papers One or two pointedly hint that the new lin Is not only available for defensive purposes but may also be useful offensively , shoul circumstances ever compel the dual mon archy to Invade Russia. As matters grad ually quiet down in liulgarla , complications thicken In Vienna. In the political elides of Vienna It Is taken for granted that the next great news will como from Herat. If war In Bulgaria is avoided fnw politicians doubt there will bo war In Afghanistan. FATK OK JKW I'linsncOTOUS. Tno miserable end of Dr. Margensteln , the so-called Talmud Hussar , who thing himself into the canal the other day , has removed one of the most active agents ot the antl- sometlc movements , which made new baitIng - Ing Pastor Stoecker so unonvlably notorious. Itellglous persecution docs not seem to profit the persecutor much more hi German-speak- in' : countries tlmn In France. The chief leaders of the French antl-monahtlc crusade are dead , disgraced or exiled. Of the German heroes who had hoped to annihilate Judlaism in Europe , Stoockcr is discredited , Dr. Bre- nian and Dr. Totklnson have been sent to jail , and Dr. Margousteln has committed sui cide. TIIH LATEST THEATRICAL FARCE. The latest theatrical novelty In Vienna Is a screaming farce , in four nets , by Karl Laufs , entitled "Ein Teller Elnfall , " which had made a decided hit at the Carl theater. The plot , as the title suggests , Is of tlio maddest and merriest description. It hinges on the misdeeds of a hard-up medical student , who , being temporarily entrusted with the charges of his uncle's apartment , hits upon the In genious Idea of lettln ; It out In beds to lodgers. 1'ho complications which result before - fore tlio play Is wound up by pater families , with a jealous wife and a hankering alter a pretty woman , might almost have been writ ten expressly for Lewis. The untimely 10- turn of the uncle Is extremely amusing , but would take too lone In telling. The farce is like Augustln Daly's , A DIIEADFUL TRAGEDY. Ihe little Hungarian town of Funfklrschen has just been the scene of a dreadful tragedy. A married woman named Katherlno Kowach and her lover , an employe of the ministry ot linanco , were found dead In their bedroom the other morning. On inquiry It was ascer tained that the unhappy Katherlne , driven to distraction by the discovery that her para mour had grown tired of her and was medi tating leaving her , had enticed him to her lodgings and shot him dead In bed while he slept. She had the presence of mind after the murder to lay lib body out , then she lay down on the sofa , loaded the pistol and shot herself. BUSINESS DEPRESSION. Vienna Is very empty at present. Business seems stagnant. As a shopman recently re marked to me , "there Is very Httlo money flying about here. " Gold Is scarce and silver is scarce. Even paper Is a rarity. A Mlsstatciucnt Corrected. [ Copj/rfuM ISS7 t > iJcimci Gonloif Ucnnclt. LONDON , April It [ New York Herald Cable Soeclal to the BEE. | One of the great books of the day Is the autobiography of Count Von Beust , edited by Baron Henry DeWorms , who Is a member of parliament aud a member of the Salisbury ministry , which was published yesterday. The boo ) : may be said to set forth the late count as an Austrian. Grcvlllo wrote an Introduction of 10J pages , which Is perhaps the most In teresting part of the two bulky volumes. It IB published by the Remingtons. DeWorms , who was the most Intimate friend of the great statesman , is an eminent author and pub lisher. Tlio book Is made further Interesting by the fact that It contains a letter of as recent - cent a date as March It from John Jay , cor recting a most egregious mlsstatcmont about Count Von Beust , made by James G. lilalne In his book "Twenty Years of Congress , " second volume , pages C.29 and CIX ) , and allud ing tolui unfair reference to the count's di plomatic position. In referring DeWorms to Blalne's book Jay somewhat qul/.ilcally tolls him that "it Is a volume you will doubtless Ilnd In the British museum. " Scolding President Cleveland. ICopurtuht 1SSJ by Jiimcs Oonltn Utniittt. ] LONDON , April 10. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to the BIE. : ! The Ob server was scolding President Cleveland to-day In the following manner : "The Can adian fisheries dllliciilty still continues un settled and President Cleveland , doubtless with half an eye to the fall elections , has published an exceedingly high and mighty declaration on the subject as to the necessity of vindicating the honor , dlu-nlty and Integ rity ot the nation. Thn question Is a some what tangled one , although the legal right of the Canadians however antiquated or ob noxious It may be , Is attested by Urn un willingness of the American government to reter the matter to arbitration. Neither na tion could be so deficient In good sense as to put itself in the wrong by refusing sucli an invitation. " THE WEEK l\ WALL STREET. Important Movements on the Stock Exchange Higher Price * . NEW YOIIK , April 10. [ Special Telnjram ; o the BEE.J- Taken altogether the week on ho stock exchange may bo set down as ono f the most impoitant for a lon-c time. The nil movement made further progress and ho highest figures of the year were recorded n many Instances , dealings at the time hav- ng been on a largo scale and attended with nuch excitement. The specialties continued : o lead in the rise and this class of stocks scored an improvement raniIng ! up to 10 joints , with a number of shares heretofore dormant quite prominent In transactions. The feature of tlio week was the free par- iclpatlon in the activity and the improve ment of a number of dividend payers and other usually active stocks , speculation in which had previously hung flro to a greater r less extent while specialties were moving ip. Of these the anthracite roads were con plcuous , rlsine anywhere from 2JJ to4J points. Tlio leaders on the bull side took iidvautazo of the buoyancy to loallzo with ho idea of bringing about a substan lal reaction , and their example was followed by traders. But It was subse quently discovered that the market had broadened more rapidly than they had caten ated upon and absorbed their stocks without running all much , whereupon they started n to buy back the shares they had parted with , which operation , In connection with iberal purchases by commission houses whenever the market weakened , resulted In quick rallies. There were some favorable factors at woik , such as largo gains in rail way traffic , the advantage of tolls on coal , the establishment of closer relations among thn Pennsylvania , the Heading and the Jer sey Central companies , liberal burin * by London , further progress In some of tlio re organized schemes , ami reports fiom Wash ington that Secretary Fairchlld intended to buy a largo amount of 4 and 4U per cunts when all of the 3 per cents shall have been retired. But , above all , was the decision ot the Inter-state commerce commissioners tem porarily suspending , on the application of the Southern Jiailroad and Steamship association , the "long and short haul" clause. So sudden and liberal an interpietatlon of tlio act in laver of the common carrying traiio took tlio street by surprise and led operatois to believe that the same liberty might be ex tended to roads in other sections of thn coun try which claim the siiuo grouuds for relief , The business in ralhoad bonds was on ,1 larger scale than for some time past and the rcxlval of activity brought with It n inucl : stronger market. The rise In stocks affectei' their Kindred bonds , and In addition tlio lat ter were influenced by favorable tralllc re- tin us and lupnrts in regard to the new tralllc agreement. The Atlantic & Pacific Incomes wjro especially active , the enormous gain in the earnings of the company for the lirsf quarter of the current year stimulating pur chases , in which Boston bouses wcio quite conspicuous. The bonds weie heavily traded in and rose over a points. Some of the other issues advanced even still more , Sheu- andoah Valley general selling up 0 , St. Joseph & Grand Island Incomes 5 , New Vorl city and Northern firsts 4 } , Jersey Cen tral debentures 4 , and Green Bay In comes 3f points. Brokers who do an investment business report Incicas- Ing orders for railway mortgages from their client ? , who always pay in full tor their purchases and take the bonds from tlio street. This absorption Is steadily decreas ing the supply or regular intoiest-paylng issues , a number of which are positively scarce. The feature of the week in foreign exchanges was a widening In the ( inferences between lone and short storing , the. former advancing whilu the latter remained sta tionary and was financially weak. Money in tills market was accessible to brokers dur ing the L'reat'ir part of the week at the legal rate , and some times below it , although on sevet.il occasions call loans advanced tem porarily to 7 and b per cent , anil just previous to Good Fiiday holiday there was n little Hurry in which rates ran up as high as 15 per cent for a moment or two. The cur rency sent to the middle nnd eastern states to assist in tlio April settlements is slowly returning , but at the west exchange Is still against this center. The oxtromu hidi rates made tor money were artificial , bning gen erally the result of minlpulatlon for specula tive purposes. lie Scores Three More. LITTLE HOCK , Ark. , April 10 ( Special Telegram to the BEC.J A dispatch from Texarkana savs that Walter RIdgelny , a farmer living eight miles north ot there , was lured from his house last night by three mem bers of the Murphy family , who attempted to assassinate him. In the tight that ensued ho killed alljthieo aud received half a dozen wounds himself. A month ago he killed two of the Murphys In a dispute about ex torting money from a drummer. A few days latter no was ambushed and his horse killed , but he succeeded in killing two more of the family. The score now stands seven to naught , but Rldgeiey will doubtless die , nav- Inif received live balls from rifles In the hands of the Murphys. FlendUh Docd of Convicts. NASHVILLE , Tenn. , April 10. [ Special Telecraui to the BEE. ] A llendlsh attempt to murder H. H. Wilkinson , the keeper , and some half dozen guards at the county farm , was discovered last night. A conspiracy was formed among the convicts to murder the lessee aud guards , and thus make- their escape. Arsenic was put In the drinking water and the lessee , four guards and live trustees were stricken down. Two are fa tally and others seriously ill. The ring lead ers of the conspiracy have been caught , nnd ono of them has made a full confession. Blnino Moro Comfortable. bT. Louis , April 9. A dispatch from an ofllclal source , dated Fort Gibson , to the Associated press agent here , dated at 10 o'clock this morning , says : "Blaluo's fever continued throughout yesterday , but last night he was moro comfortable and nowhla pulse Is 70 , soft and natural. The bronchitis Is much better and the pneumonia process has not extended. This Is tlio report of the attending pbysclans , " . AN OFFENSIVE PARTISAN , Chicago's Appraiser of Customs to Bo Brought Before the Administration , ACCUSED OF BEING A SOCIALIST Washington lluslness Sic a Talking Up n Schema to Defeat the Sunday IMW National Capital News. An Offensive I'nrtlsan. W.VSIIINCITON , April 10. [ Special Tele gram to thu Bin : , ] Francis A. HotTman , ap- piaiscr of customs at Chicago , is likely to bo called to account for an exhibition of ex treme offensive partisanship. It scorns that lloirnun took quite a prominent part In the rcceut local election at Chicago , picsldtng ml making speeches at meetings of the oclallsts. Tlio attention of the president as been directed to Hollman's conduct by ic newspapers , but no action will be tatr > n y thu authorities here until the matter has jeen presented In ofllclal form. If thu Civil 'CivlcoKefonii ' league of Chicago , or any ther responsible parties cognizant of the al- escd ofTenso of Hoffman , will prefer the ecessary charges they will Oa referred by iic president to the nttornny general , as was one in tlio case of United States Attorneys tone of Pennsylvania and Bjnton of Mis- ourl , and the result will doubtless be the re- noval of HolTmau. Senator Vest Is ono of ios < : who don't believe that there will bo a lalled session of the Fiftieth congress. It fould be better , Mr. Vest thinks , to purchase per cent bonds at market rates In case the tirplus should become distressingly large Iter the 3 per cents arc redeemed than to all an extra session. An extra session vould not insure a reduction of taxation. \s matters now stand In congress , " said Ur. Vest , "Mr. Kamlull and the democrats > utlng with him can unite- with the republi cans and prevent anything reforming the ariir from being taken up. It may bo that 1010 amicable relations will exist between Mr. lUndall and tiio next chairman of the vays and moans committee of tlio house than hose between Mr. Kandall and Colonel lorrison , and that some compromise may bo fleeted between the opposing forces. But Ills Is hardly to bo expected. In my opinion ur lirst duty as democrats Is to settle this lOinestlc trouble , and tbo only way to do It is o enforce the will of the majority , If the re- uit takes from us one-fourth of the paity as t is now constituted. " 1HSTIHPT IlUjn LAWS. It was announced early in the week that he authorities of the Dl.stiict had determined o enforce ihe old blue line laws which aio .till . on the statute books nnd that not only ialoons , but business houses of all dcscrip- Jens would be closed up by thn police to-day. The saloons were closed up tight and only ' .he most favored friends ot hotel proprietors ivere able to obtain anything ot an Intoxicat- ng nature , and even these found the way to he bottle so tortuous that they did not cave o make the attempt very often. The law ivhlch iixes a penalty for keeping open anv ) lace ot business other thanan , apothecary's > r an undertaker's shop was not enforced. The commissioners announced last night tnat ono moro week'of . grace would bo allowed , out that on next Sunday the police will be Instructed to .arrest all who .leave .heir store door open. , .The subject of the blue laws and their propsed enforcement forms the subject of the leading editorials In all the Sunday papers to-day. The Capital advocates their enforcement to the fullest extent , oven to the suppression of the prlnt- ug and sale of the Sunday newspapers. On .his editorial there has been a great deal of llscussion , and it is likely that the outcome ivlll bo an attempt to compel the authorities .o insist on compliance with the strict letter of the odious law. There Is talk to-night of a combination of cigar dealers and other business men interested in Sunday trade to compel the commlssioneis by mandamus to enforce the law even to thostoppaiieot hank , stioet car , telephone , telegraph and railway service. It is said that If thu authorities per sist In tlio enforcement of any part of the , iw they will be compelled to enforce It all. 1'AfIFK1 KAILIiOAD INVKSTIOATOltS. The president's selection of a commission to investigate tlm accounts of the Pacific lallroads is not regarded as at all unfriendly : o tlio loads themselves. Every candidate for an appointment on thu commission xiinwn to be inimical to the corporations was jiado to take a back seat. There was Gov ernor Abbott , of Now Jersey , who was warmly pressed by Senator Mcl'herson and was actually once on the slate , was set aside. 'Jarl Sehur/ , put forward as a most perslst- Jiit investigator by the Wall street bears , .ailed of recognition at the hands of the president. Henley , of California , author of thu law piovldlng for the commission , was urged upon Cleveland , by Spilnger , of Illinois , Senator .Mcl'herson , of New Jersev , and the Wall street men , but he , too , was allowed to drop out and General Bragg , of Wisconsin , who would have been like a wasp to the railroads , stinging them richt and left , fared no hotter. Governor Paullson , one of tlio appointees , Is a well meaning but harmless man , who , during his term as chlet executive of the state of Penn sylvania , never once had any controversy with the railroad. Anderson , another of the commissioners , is a county democracy man put forward by Dorshoimer , editor of the New York Star , who was at one time promi nent as a railroad attorney. Littler , It is true , was recommended by Senator Cullom , but while Cullom Is the author of the inter-state commerce law , or at least tlio essential features of It providing for a commission , hu Is regarded as opposed to the railroad companies. Littler Is a brother- in-law of Governor Oglesby , a resident of Springfield , the Illinois capital , where ho has been what might bo termed n door of smair work a sort of ironeral utility man in a po litical sense. Not ono of the three commis sioners know anything about practical rail road business. All are classed rather as small fry politicians. ftiKUItO'i'NEUMONlA. Column's Recommendations to the Governors of Several States. WASHINGTON , April 10. The following Is a copy of a letter sedt to the governor of New Yoik : DEPARTMENT OF AamcuLTUiiE , WASH INGTON , April 7. To Ills Excellency David H. Hill. Governor of'the State ot New York Sir : I have the honor to enclose herewith for your consideration a copy of an act of coiuress approved May1 , IbbG. es tablishing a bureau of animal in dustry and of tlio appropriations made by the last congress for carrying out Its provisions , together with n copy of a proposed bill to bo enacted by the state legislatures for co-operating with the bureau of animal Industry In suppressing nnd extir pating contagious cattle diseases. It Is Im portant that the legislation of the several states for -suppression of pleuro-pneu- monla should be as nearly uniform as possi ble , and as this proposed bill has been passed by the legislature of the state of Virginia exactly as submitted to you , and its provisions are similar to the law of Michigan of June 10,1875 , It might receive the tavorablo attention of your legislature. You are no doubt aware that contagious pleuro-pneumonla is now prevalent in cer tain sections of the state ot New York , moro particularly In the cities of New York and Brooklyn and on LonfC Island , and that ad joining states have quarantined against cattle tlo from New York state. Thlsdepartment Is desirous ot stamplugout thodUeasa promptly and If this bill , or a similar one , were passed by the legislature of New York state It would greatly aid us In accomplishing this purpose , and would probably prove the most efficient form of legislation. Very respectfully , NORMAN J. COI.MAX , Commissioner of Acricnlturo. Letters of like purport , varied only accordIng - Ing to the circumstances In the several states , have been sent to governors ot the states where legislatures are nowin session. These are.New Jersey and Penn sylvania , where pleuro-pneumonla 'has ex isted and against whose cattlo- quarantine 1ms I been established In other states : Dele- ware , whcro the disorder lias existed bvt has been t eradicated , and Wisconsin , where it has not vet been Introduced. The pro posed bill aiithorl/es the governors to accept , In behalf of thu state , the nilcs and regulations of the commissioner of agrlcul- tui.e. It confers upon Inspectors of the bu reau of animal Industry the right of Inspec tion , quarantine ami condemnation , and uuthoiUcs them to call upon .slieriil.-i , consta bles aud peace ofllccrj for assistance. It pro vides thatallnxpenses shall bo berne by the United States. TEXAS FOR fltomnlTlON. Senators Maxcy and itcngnn Declare For the Amendment. FOUT WoitTir , TPX. . April 10. ( Special Ti'li'unun to the Bii.J : : The democMtsof the state have been tieated to two surprises In two days lirst , the Hat-footed statement ot Senator Kc.ican , favoilng prohibition and protesting against having the democratic party known as thu champion of whisky , and , second , to-day by 11 letter from Senator Maxey to ex-Lieutenant Governor Glbbson the same subject. Gibbs reqvested Maxey to come out against the prohibition amendment , classing It as sumptuary legislation , etc. In reply Senator Maxoy states at some lencth that ho does not regard it as such , and con tinues : "As the people of Texas have law ful power In tlio mode and manner pre scribed by the constitution to adopt or reenact act tlio pioposed amendment , I propose , as a JelTersonian democrat , to abide by what Mr. Jefferson laid down as a cardinal principle of democracy , to-wlt : absolute acquiescence In the decisions of the majority , the vital principle of republics , from which there Is no appeal but to force , which Is tlio vital principle and Immediate parent ot despotism. " Mr , Maxey says : "Tlio democratic party should not stiller Itself to bo dragged Into this controversy. The onlv real question Involved in the proposed amendments is : Is Its adoption expedient'.1 The democratic party , as such , has nothing and ought to have nothing to do witli the question. As clti/.eus , lot every man exer cise his best judgment and vote according. I propose to exercise my right as a clt)7en ) , and while 1 do not have the confidence which some have In the elllcieney ot the mcasuio to the full extent claimed for It , 1 will , in the Interest ot good morals , peace and prosper ity , resolve thn doubt In laver ot that side which seeks the greatest good to the greatest number and vote tor the amendment. " Senator Coke and Representative Mills are the only Texas statesmen of national repute who have taken sides In the present issue. Botli are anti-prohibitionists and both carry many votes wltli them. Senator Maxey and Senator-elect Reagan are popular all over the state , and old politicians claim they will carry thousands of votes for prohibi tion. THEV IdUll POU OOLP. A Witness In the Kawson Divorce CaHo ConfesscH I'erjury. CHICAGO , April 10. [ Special Telegram to the Bir. : . | Interest has been revived in the recently closed sensational suit of Mrs. M. L. liawson for separate maintenance against her husband , Stephen W. liawson , n promi nent bank president of this city. John B. Payne , who has been acting as counsel for Mrs. Itawson , claims to have unearthed evi dence which is startling If true. In Septem ber last Mrs. Kawson began suit against her husband for soparaco maintenance , alleging desertion. Mr. Itawson filed a cross bill for an absolute divorce , alleging adultery on the part of his wife , and to prove his allegations produced 'depositions of two witnesses , named Troy Brown and Edward Levy. Brown testified to being a porter on a sleepIng - Ing car on the Alton road , and that May 14 , 1880. he saw Mrs. Itawson In the company of a man who was not her husband , and lur- ther testified that she did not occupy her own berth in the sleeping car. Levy , who was a waiter In the dining car , corroborated the testimony of Brown. It is now stated by Mr. Payne that Brown appeared before him yesterday to make a vol untary confession In iclatlnn to the case. Mr. Payne said : "Brown made a written con fession to mo , which is now In my posses sion. He swears that the deposition ho made was false , and that he was Instructed in the matter by a detective who workcit on the case in the employ of tlio husband. Ho swears that this detective came to him and requested him to make his deposition as ho should dictate. Levy was taken into thu com bination , and tlio detective , teaching them In falsehood , descilbud accurately the man whom they were to swear they had heon with Mrs. Rawson. Ho fuither swears that money lias been paid to him since that time , and also to his wife by different persons. " Mr. Payne proposes to make a thorough In estimation and promises to make public _ ; omo sensational developments. Ho is al ready preparing to institute actions against thu witnesses for perjury. Bins. POTTEU'S POSITION. Hci'Illusbiind's Family Pleased at Her Failure. NEW iortK , April 10. | Special Tele gram to the BEK. | The indications amount to convincing proof that Mrs. James Brown Potter Is estranged from her husband's fam ily and that her failure as an actress In Lon don Is rather pleaslnz than otherwise to them Their silence Is perfect , but they will not deny that such Is the case. Her husband went to London just before her debut to dls- suado her from the adventure , and especially to protest against her making use of tbo Prince of Wales' favor. There has atnotlm been the slightest disposition among her so clal acquaintances hero to construe th prince's patronage unpleasantly , but it was thought that with tlio general public the ef fect might not bo so kindly. Mr. Potter put up at another London hotel trout that In which his wife was staying , an d his seveial visits to her weie quite formal. Ho departed before her debut and was on the ocean at the time of that event. Friends sav that nls mission was a failure and that Mis. Potter , contident of professional success , would not listen to his advice. She had already declined similar counsel from her uncle-in-law , Bishop Pot ter , in whoso company she had gone to Paris and In whom the family influence was con centrated for use upon her. She was bound to bo an actress. Their hope now Is that her failure will cure her and gossip Is busyness- Ing at tlio extent of the difference be tween her and Mr. Potter , who declines positively to make any explanation. Arresting Montana Farmers. BILLINGS , Mont , April 10. Upon In formation made by an employe of the Crow agency warrants have Just been Issued for the arrest of nluo farmers of then Yellow stone valley between Billings and Park City. Those arrests will be followed by many others. Their oll'ouse is cutting tim ber on the Crow reservation. Nearly all the timber In this neighborhood Is on the reserva tion , and during the late severe winter farmers along the river were obliged to cresson on the Ino for their supply of fuel. Though closely watched they were not interfered with , mit tally was kept , and now deputy United States marshals and other officials will reap a ricli harvest from wholesale ar rests. The point at which these farmers cut timber Is seventy-live miles from the agency , round which the Indians are collected. Honored For Ills Liberality. ST. Louis , April 10. At a meeting of the members of the Temple ot Israel tills after noon a proposition to subscribe 3300 to the Henry Ward Beechor monument fund was unanimously adopted and the following tele * gram sent : To the Board of Trustees of Plymouth Church , Brooklyn , N. Y. The Temple of Israel of St. Louis subscribes 300 to thu fund for bulldine a monument to Henry Ward Beccher , prompted by the love we gratefully owe him lor the sake of that divine princi ple of liberal thougut he Immortalized by bis blessed llfo. ( .signed : ] B.U. SojjNje6JupiN. TUHN13US IV TKOU11M2. A UR | Uow In Clilouiro On Aouotutt of Anarchist Sploa. CIIICAOO , April 10. A setback was given to day to the frlonds of August Spies , who have been endeavoring to enlist the moral support of the Turners here for him and his condemned comrades , but the anarchist's sympathizers retuso to acknowledge them selves defeated and declare that thay will carry their efforts before the- highest author ity In the order and make the issue a na tional one among the Turners. Splc.s was a Tuincr , and a prominent ono , bofora his In- caicerntlon. A friend of Spies , Chairman John Gloy , and members of the Turners' ex ecutive board of this district , issued n circu lar to all subordinate Turner societies In this vicinity requesting ttiem to notify the board whether they favored the adoption of a reso lution declaring tlio verdict against the an archists unjust and asking lor a new trial. The result was n storm of protests against the action of the board. Glov then Issued a letter advocating support lor Sple.s , and this was followed by nngry de mands for his resignation and those of his fellow members of the board. To day a district convention of the Turners was held for thn purpose of deciding on the- question of Impeaching and deposing thu district executive board , and especially John Gloy , the chairman , for over- stepplnc authority and dlsira < 'lni : the office. Eveiy Tinner society within fifty miles of Chicago was repiesented. Max Hern made a long , earnest addiess denouncing the ex ecutive board and tlio anarchists generally , which was answered by Gioy at length. At last a motion to depose the executive board was carried 1" to 85 and the chairman im mediately declared the board deposed. Gloy announced that lie would appeal the case to the national board. In the conference fol lowing this declaration a largo number of societies withdrew from the hall headed by Gloy. The upro.ir grew louder and the chair man threatened to have the- hall cleared by the police. Gloy reappeared at this juncture and qiilc'cd tlio audience , sayingan outbreak should bo avoided. A now district board was provided for by the remaining delegates and the convention quickly adjourned. JOHN T. 11AYMOND DEAD. The Only Colonel Sellers Suddenly Stricken Down. KVANSYILLI : , Ind. , April 10. John T. Raymond , the actor , died hero tills morning at-o'clock , the result of a complication of diseases. Mr. Raymond came to Kvansvlllc last Fiiday to fill an cniagemcnt , but wns unable to dose on account of illness. The best medical aid was called In to attend him , and ho seemed to Improve until 0 o'clock last night , when ho suddenly grew worse. The company started this evening with the re mains for New York , whnie Mr. Itaymond's "uinily icsidcs. [ John T. Raymond was a man of about Hty years of nge. For the greater partof his ife lie was a stock actor , playing only sec- ondaiy parts. For the past few years , how ever , ho has been ono ot the best known men on the stage. When Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner's book "Tho Gilded Age , " , , vas dramatized , John T. Raymond was cast n the part of Colonel Sellers. In this role ho jiiadu an Instantaneous hit and tumped at once to the position of a star. With peculiar "oico ho portrayed the characteristics of he visionary colonel the American Mleaw- ber and through this ci cation secured both Tame and fortune. Colonel Sellers at once .nijame a national character , and the names if Raymond and Sellers were Inseparable. In no other lolo did the * actor appear In his full strength. Although his repertoire In cluded several ' 'taking" parts , it was only as Sellers that the public received him with open arms as one of the greatest ccmedlans in the country. In his other plays he will not bo sorely ] missed , but with his death comes that of the character which he has created ana which the amusement loving public will part with In sorrow. ] THE BAN WITHDRAWN. 'nrdlnal Tascheroau Suspends His Kdict Anal nst the K. of li. Qucnr.c , April 10. The following circular , bearing on the Knights ot Labor question , ivas lead in tlio different Roman Catholic churches to-day : Archbishop of Quebec , April B.-In Sep- .ember , 18S4 , the holy see , consulted by me on the society ot the Knights of Labor , con demned it under pain of uiovious sin , and charged the bishops to deter tliolr diocesans therefrom , as 1 did in my circular letter ( No. lll-of ! ) the ! M of February , 18s5. Alter representations made by their lordships , the bishops of thu United States , the holy sea has suspended until further orders the effect of that sentence. In consequence , 1 uu- hori/.o the confessors of the diocese to abso- ute the Knights of Labor on the following conditions , which It Is your duty to explain to them and make them observe : 1. That tlmy confess and sincerely repent of tlio grievous sin which thev committed by not observing the decree of September , 1SSI. B. That they be ready to abandon this so- lety as soon as the Holy See shall or dain It. 9. That they sincerely and explicitly prom ise absolutely to avoid all that may cither favor Masonic and other condemned socie ties , or violate the laws either of justice , charity or of the state. 4. That they abstain from every promise and Horn every oath by wnich they would bind themselves cither to obey blindly all the orders of the directors of thu society , or to keep absolute secrecy even toward the law ful authorities ( see "Discipline , p. 'J17) ) . In behalf of these penitents only , nnd by virtue of an Indult , I prolong the time ot paschal communion until tlio feast of Ascension In clusively. Please accept , sir , the assurance of my sincere attachment. X. K. A. GAUD TASciiEiinAu , Archbishop of Quebec. Drought-Stricken Texan. OAI.VKSTON , Tex. , April 10. The past week has been ono of expectancy and disap pointment by tlio people of Texas. No rains ot any consequence have fallen throucliou the immense area now sutlcrlng from drought. Dispatches and letters to the Galveston - veston News , San Antonio Kxpross and other papers of the state continue to dctal the widespread and threatening character ol tht ! drought , tno severity of which has perceptibly - coptibly incieased since the last report. The drou.'ht now extends from tlio far-west graz ing lands across the state for a distance ot 800 miles Into the pine- regions bordering on Louisiana , but decreases in severity as it approaches preaches the pineries , from which section complaints are of recent date. The whole sale houses of this city are oalllntr thcli diummers off the road , as the country mer chants refuse to buy , pending the uncer tainty of the crop outlook. Stopping Sunday I'.ano Ball. LONG ISLAND CITY , N. Y , , April 10. About sixty deputy sheriffs In three divis ions , under command of Sheriff John J. Mitchell , Under Shorilf Goldncsand Captain Kavanaugh , visited the various parks used as baseball grounds In the villages of Mospcth , Mlddlevillo and Uld.'nwood. Queens county , this afternoon and stopped the ball games In progress. At Atlantic park , where the Cuban Giants nnd Newarks were plavlng before about 4,000 spectators , Captain Kavanaiigh and his fifteen deputies were surrounded by a crowd aud for a time It looked as If there would be trouble. Some of the crowd urged the players to pioceed wlih thn game despite thu proscnco of the officers , and others picked up stones , threatening the officers' lives. Finally the mob was driven oil and the play ing ceased. Joseph Smith Denounces Polygamy. CLIVF.LAND : , April 10. Tnero was n largo attendance of outsiders at the confer ence of Latter Day Saints In Khkland to-day , the attraction being the hcrmon by President Joseph Smith axalust the Mormau doctrine of polygamy. Mr. Smith bciran his sermon bo the emphatic declaration , "I have no belief - lief In this philosophy of polygamy. 1 am Identified with people many of whom have gone over with the extremists and cast their lot with the advocates of plural marriages. 1 desire to state publicly that 1 aui not of that number. " The speaker wont on to say that the Latter Day Saints stood committed to tub doctrines of sltiglo marrlajes. DISASTROUS PRAIRIE FIRES , Nebraska Towns Suffer Extensively by tlfc * lucurjioa of the Flames , , $20,000 LOSS AT BERTRANth' The High Winds Make It Impossible $ to Stay the 1'roieross of the Coii llnf-rntlon Cattle Uanchca Destroyed. Flro nt Itcrtr.ind. llKmrrtAND , Neb. , Apill 10. ( Special til the ltac.1 Bertram ! has been visited trilj last days of the week with a most dlsaslroui Hie. The lirst warning of Its approach was ! seen Thursday nlirht , when dense clouds ofj moko were swept over the place liom the ) south and east. The lire reached the town about midnight , and the llrst buildings to bo' consumed were the residence and barn o John G. Italian ) , which were completely do * stroyod In an Incredibly short time , In splto of the efforts of all the citizens to control the flames. The llro then spread , destroying the barn of F. W. Bcrgqulst , the blacksmith shop and contents ot C. A. Bromandcr , J. A. Vnncamp's barn , J , M. Koopplo's sta ble , 0. H. HeustU' poultry house , John O , Hendrlcks' stable , containing a large amount of hay and grain and ono calf ; 1 * . 0. Sehroe- dcr's barn , Wort & Knapp's elevator , coal sheds , corn and cribs ; Frees & Hoehnell's coal shed and contents , Dr. Harrington's1 stable , h'ay and grain , Smith & Bruce , 5,000 bushels corn and cilbs ; W. L. Hinds' barn and other thlnes , W. Ward's dwelling house , John A. Ilobcrts' stable , granary , 150 bushels of wheat , oats , corn , four hogs and one calf. During the tire an extra train loaded with ties and Iron undertook to run past the lira In Wort & Knapp's elevator. The ties were burned under the track and the engine was ditched and rolled over on Its side and the cab and three cars with material were consumed. The estimate loss in all Is 525,000. It Is hard to tell who did the most or worked the hardest to save the proueity from de struction , but there were quite a number of ladles who dcsorvo great pialso for their presence of mind and unceasing efforts In battling with the lira fiend. It was almost a miracle that so much of the town was saved , as there were < iuito a number of buildings that took lire , but by prompt action on the part of individuals the llamej were ex tinguished. The wind was blowing u calo from the south and carried live coals of fire nnd burning shingles from 103 tOuOU yards. Fullerton Threatened. FtiLLKfiTOX , Neb. , April 10. [ Special to the Bir : . | An Immense- prairie lire has boon raging south of Fullerton , dolnc extonslvo damage. Tom Millar's cattle ranch , InchuN Ing a line house and contents , was destioycd , The loss will probably exceed S10.000. Some fears are entertained for the safety of the city. A strong south wind Is blowing. rtulldinc'4 nnd Stock Dcfltroycd , Pr.ATTi : CINTKR : , Neb. . April 10 [ Special Telegram to the BKU. ] William I'-bor , living live miles north , lost by a prairie tire all tbo buildings , grain aud BOIIIO live stock on his Tarm. Ho had all ho could do to save th lives of himself aud family. Loss about 83,500. ROILING MHjLS BURNED. The Mnumoo Plant nt Toledo Entirely Destroyed. TOLEDO , April 10. At 9 o'clock to-night tlio Maumeo rolling mills , located on the cast side of the Maumeo , wore discovered to be on lire. The entire structure being frame , the flames spread rapidly , and before the lire ! department could reach tlio spot the whold mills were wrapped In a sheet of lire. The mills were erected In 18S3 , but have not been run regularly until the boom In iron caused them to bo started up. About " 00 men were employed at present , but arrangements were malciii'- employ ttio full complement of COO men. Tim rolling mill building and ma chinery Is a total loss. The ollleo , machine shop and blacksmith shop were the only structures saved. The loss Is estimated at $300,000 , according to the statement of the president of the company. Tlio Insurance Is said to bo only 5 ,000. It Is Impossible at present to ascertain the names ot the cornea- mes. The capital stock of the company Is 8250,000. The heaviest stockl-oldcr Is Henry Worthinpton , of Covlngton , Ky. , who holds : 8100,010. It Is the presumption or the officials of the company that the mills will bo rebuilt at once , to be tun by natural gas , which will be piped hero tfom the Flndlav held and bo ready for use bv June 1. though this will not be decided until Worthington arrives. , 11. S. Walbridgo , president of the rolling V : " mill company , has just made an Inspection of the ruins ana believes that a largo amount of the heavy machinery has not been Korl- j ously injured. If his opinion proves correct ) * ho says the damage caused by the lire ean be made good at an expense of SIMOX ) , al though the burned property originally cost a far higher figure. A meeting ot the directors will bo hold to-moirow to decide whether to rebuild. Lord Lnnsdowno Scared. OTTAWA , Ont. , April 10 [ Special Tele gram to the Ben. ! There Is much excite * mout here over an official notice to the elTcct that during the presence of Lord Lansdowuo In the senate chamber at thu opening of par liament , on the Mtli Inst. , the galleries ot the senate will bo closed. This Is the first time in the history of the Dominion that such a step has been taken , the gallert es of the senate - * ate always on such occaslns being open to the public , who are admitted by ticket. Thq explanation Is given that it will prevent con fusion. The opinion is that his excellency has received letters , the threats contained In which ho Is afraid will be carried into effect if a crowd Is permitted to enter the nailery of the chamber while ho Is npnnlng parliament. Kxtra precautions have been taken to Insure blR safety while passing from Uldeau house to parliament. Enrlliqunko Shookn In Vermont. UUIII.INOTON , Vt. , April 10. Two shock ! of earthquake occurred here tills afternoon. The llrst was rather light , about 2:1)0 : ) , and tba second ten minutes later. The second shock was very heavy , resembling the con cussion from a large gun , followed by n jar ot fifteen seconds' duration. Doors and windows dews rattled , and those living In the third story of blocks say the buildings seemed to sway to and fro. People ran Into the streets ! in a panic , many supposing that a terrific explosion had occurred near by. Mtennmhlp Arrivals. NKW YOIIK , April 10. | Special Telegram to the BKK. ] Arrived The steamers Ser- via and India , from Hamburg ; iho Arcadia and Athens , from Mediterranean ports ; the Normandle , from Havre. LONDON , April 10. Tlio steamer Ktrurla , from New York for Liverpool , arrived at Queanatown to-day. La Bretaune , Irom NCT York April 2 , arrived at Hiivio. ThoLesslng- , from New York March iil for Hamburg , ar lived at Plymouth to-day. Appointed Hy thn 1'roildeut. WASHINGTON , April 10. The president yesterday appointed Eugcno Sample , ot Washington territory , governor , and Samuel I ) . Shannon , ot Cheyenne , to bo secretary of Wyoming. " j NnlmiHkn nnd Io\vn Weather. * For Nebraska : Light rains , colder , fet * lovveu by rising temperature In northern per tlon , variable Winds. . Iowa : Local rains , Variable winds ,