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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE.
SIXTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 8 , 1887.-TWELYE PAGES. NUMBER 824
HOW ALL WILL END ,
A Scientist Predicts the Wreck of Matter
and the Crush of Worlds.
m ' 1' J-JJ
THE GREAT DAY APPROACHING.
All Paris Greatly Excited Over the
Doming Oily Elections.
THE STATE AGAINST CHURCH.
A Church of England Clergyman Impris
oned For Eitualistic Practices.
CONDEMNATION OF THE ACT.
T/io / Irish Itcvolutionnry Party In
I'arlH Preparing For Active
Warfare Kind Words For
O'Hrlen From n
Ilrothcr Udltor.
A Chrerrnl Prediction.
ICopi/rluht IWitJitnfi / ( luirtmi llfiir.elt 1
VIENNA , May 7. | New Vork Herald Cable
Special to the Din.J : The season ended
with the "Malfcst" last Sunday. There w 111
bo one moro fashionable gathering early In
June at the Prater Blumcn. Corso and the
Hlngstrasso will be deserted for GratAb -
barla , Helentha and a hundred other de
lightful summer resorts. Thu annual exo
dus has Indeed begun already. ' 1 hero has
been a steady falling off In attendance at the
theaters this week , whereas the countless
cafu concerts in the romantic suburbs have
been crowded.
Under the alluring title of "Von
den Umraobungen In Weltall , " Dorr
Falb , the well-known seismologist , has
just published n work on the plane
tary revolutions which pessimists will
find pleasant reading. Herr Falh develops
the theory that thu earth , like all the planet1
in the solar system , Is slowly but surely drawIng
Ing nearer to the .sun. In the course ol tnno
a collision Is Inevitable. Meanwhile , the
moon , working out Its natural destiny , is
approaching the earth nt the alarming rate of
nine feet per century. As It nears us the
tide will gradually change , the sea will In
vade the land , climates will change , and the
final collision will snuff the candle. 'Iho
same fate , sooner or later , awaits tlio other
planets. At last the Rim itself will bo oxtln-
qulshed. Twenty such solarextinctlons have
been observed by astronomeis already , cheer
fully remarks the author.
KINO WIM.IAM'B POSITION.
Is Milan sitting on the fence ? His con
duct justifies tlio suspicion and hid move
ments are being closely watched hero. The
Hussians are striving to regain their lost In
fluence at Belgrade , where , since the dis
gulseil Pan-Slavlsts washed their hands of
their Servian brethren , Austria has had thing
pretty much her own way. Milan's com t Is
honeycombed with Intrigues just now and nl
sorts of rumors nro afloat. According to ono
Milan has resolved to form a pio-Kusslan
ministry , cut himself adrift from Austrian
protectors and join Greece in an early In
vasion ot Macedonia. Pan-Slavlsts , it is
said , have promised the money required.
Their agents aio busy buylnc over wawcrs
nnd begulllnc Servian statesmen. Ac
cording to another , they have already
seemed the co-operation of Queen
Natalie , who has long been on distant
terms with her spouse , and who , being her
self a Uusslan , naturally sympathizes moro
with the czar than the kaiser. Odd stories of
the king's Infidelity are being raked tin nnd
circulated to help the _ good cause , and the
queen has been Induced to abandon her visit
to .Empress KII/abeth for a summer trip to n
watering place In the Crimea. These In
trigues give much anxiety at Vienna , and
were Uaraschlntn , the pro-Austrian premier ,
to bo overthrown , as the Pan-Slavlsts hope ,
by the pro-Uussian parties , the consequences
\\oiildbeserloiis. Till this happens It maybe
bo taken for granted that Milan Is on the
fence. Which slue ho goes off is probably a
question of money , for Servla is half ruined.
er\la's morality Is not worth talking about.
A TALK ON KAUTIIQUAKKS.
The American earthquakes were followed
by a sllirht shock at Ausse , near Sazbery ,
yesterday , but whether the events have any
connection seems doubtful. I have Inter
viewed Professor Hness of the Vienna uni
versity , who lias mndo a special study of
medicine and sclzmology. Ho has received
no direct Information from America , but
thinks the last earthquakes nothing moro
than n prolongation of the previous orthcor-
graphic movements In the so-called great
basin fully observed and described by Israel
Jtussell and Gilbert In the region between
the eastern slope of the Itocky mountains
nnd Salt Lake City. It notoriously abounds
In faults or llssures extending several hun
dred miles north and south. Ho assumes
that eaithumKos are caused by the simply
sinking of the earth's surface along certain
of these tatilts. They are puiely local dis
turbances , said the professor , confined to a
laigo hut well defined region of a peculiar
geological formation , and have no connec
tion with earth commotions in cither paits
of the world. The professor smiles at the
Idea that the dates of such dlstuibanccs can
be foiesoen , though rash people may predict
them. Ho thinks there is no paiticula
cause for alarm , *
MVKLY TIM US AT I'AUIS.
The City ICIoetloiiH Causing UnuHual
Kxoltctin'iit Oihor Topics.
Ifo/iyn't/i / ! ! & - > ; liu James OontoiifrmirM /
PAIIIS , May 7. [ New York .Herald Cable
Special to the Br.K.J 1'lie hot-house tem
perature , drenching showers , enlivened by
ten-minute intervals of dazrllng May sun
beams hn\ eat | last brought the horse-chestnut
tiees on the Champs Klysees into full bloom.
Asparagus and strawberries abound In the
most modest restaurants , and Paris is now
In Its most delightful and happiest mood.
The Grand Opera theatre , the Kraucals
Louvre , the Palais Itojal , the Institute do
France , and even the railings of Notre Dame
are llbeially covered to the height of six feet
from iho ground with municipal election
taitter-sulpi's of all the colors of the
rainbow. The monuments and statues
of Voltaire , Charlcuingne , Mnrchel Ncy and
Alexander Dumai , nnd even J.imposes ,
look as If they had been wading knee-deep
In tlie melted refuse of candy shops. lied ,
green , > cllow , purple and cringe po tor * are
everywhere. Enchofthc twenty artondlse-
menU of Paris hate at Inast one-half doren
candidates for city councillors In the elec
tions that come oil on Sunday. I'iris Is al
ready the most cxiicnMTe city to live in. The
city Uxfs , gaa nd nerf. sliift of llfear *
higher now then aver before. The city roun
rll spends nioury like wnt r. Almost all tat
Purls atdcrn > n ate red-hot radl.iU uiu thr
sober-minded Parls'.KUi who uui ot pure ) d
ncsi refrain from votlnc r btulmnnc tc
find out that the city f tieis ! go In too sirenip
ly for politic * and soclalUm lo th ntf ki-t ol
tb daily w nu aU wtJttr * of citizens ,
Consequently the well-to-do shopkeepers
have made up thch minds to poll a strong
vote Sunday Instead of polng off on picnics.
Tim elections consequently extlte moro in
terest than Is generally the case.
mo 11:111 : IN itinu ( it.ti : : .
The "Lohengtln" Incident , llko the
Schnaebnl Incident. Is now over , but the
communists , anarchists and professional
rioters are In high glee , for they now see
how two or three hundred brainless youths ,
armed with tin whistles , can impose their
will upon the government of Franco as abso
lutely as Dr. Chaicot Imposes his upon the
hypnotised patients of Salt Petrlcru hospital.
The people ask If the government , after a
solemn council , yields to the noisy chorus ot
sixteen-year-old boys , what will happen If
wo have an outbreak of real anarchists ,
armed not with tin whistles , but with dyna
mite ?
TUP. AMKnKMV IIAZYAn.
The fashionable chailty event of the week
In American society has been n grand
ha/oar or sale that took place Tuesday ,
Wednesday and Thursday in the handsome
hotel in the rue Samonnalsow neil by Mine ,
do Ortle , a charming white-haired American
lady , who placed her Baton nt the disposal of
the aristocratic Lady Sellers. Tim line stair
case was superbly dccotated with terns nnd
flowers , that greeted wltli their fresh loveli
ness the still lovelier I'arisennes In their
graceful toilets as they gained tlie rooms
above , charmlngl ) draped with Fiunch and
American flags. The handsomest counter ,
filled with hundieds ot delicate and enticing
knlck-kmcks so dear to the feminine
Samennals heart , remarkable for Its
originalities , was held by Mrs. Munroo.
who on the first day was aided
by Miss McLane , who1 did con ldeiablo busl-
icss. During tlio afternoon she was attired
n black and white , with a delicious little
vhlto hjacintho jold cahato on her fair
lair. At the same counter were also -Mrs.
nd Miss Richards , and Miss Helen Munroc ,
cry handsome In a heliotrope dress and
> lack lace hat , trimmed with a garland of
ialo pink roses. 'Miss Cutting Is as pretty as
ver , with a porcelain blue dress of b > 7an-
inn braid , a quaint black hat bonnet , with
eathcrs and moire strings. MIssDcKscandon
ompleted the bevy of irreslstable lair queens
it the counter. Mrs. Kiggs Held a tea stall ,
flio lovely Countess DeKe-sler , In a dellcl-
Jtis white aud gold bonnet ane a dark
blue velvet dre.ss trimmed with htoel.dlspcnsd
hampagno nnd sandwiches , aided by Mrs
Machado. Countess Alcssandio held a
landsomo art pottery store , with Mile ,
'abrlt. The Duchess do Mallle , aided by her
laughter , the Countess do Sanay , and the
Marquis St. Jeam do Lentlllac , sold hand
some articles of all kinds , while Mile , do
Matllo held a largo ( lower store at the head
of the staircase. Baronne do Pailly had one
of the prettiest American sellers at her stall
n the person of the golden-haired Mine ,
ilarchctta Blanch Itoosevclt. The proceeds
of the sale , which concluded ycsteiday by an
animated dance , in which nil the youthful
renders joined , nro to go to the night hospl-
al of charity , whoso lady patronesses count
amongst their number some of the proudest
mines of France , that of the Duchess Au/.ls
iguring upon the list , surrounded by a bril-
iant galaxy \outhful . adiniiers , whoso an
cestors tell at Malplaquet and Fontenery.
= > AMKISICANS AT I'AIUS.
Amontr the Americans at Paris are : Mr. ,
Mrs. and Miss Chamberlain , at the Hotel du
lihlne , where is also Miss Kllso Do Wolff , the
American amateur actress , and her friend ,
Miss Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Longfellow , of
ioston , aio tit the Hotel Balmoral ; Mr. J.
Icnry Harper , at the Hotel Chatham ; Mr.
Henry Rogers , at the Hotel Athonee ; Mrs
Lorillard Spencer , at the Hotel Bristol.
STATE AGAIN ST CHURCH.
Liverpool Clergyman Imprisoned
For Ritualistic Practices.
[ Cojiyr/u/it / / Itf } by Jamti Guidon llennctl. ' ]
Livmii-ooi , , May 7. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the Bni ; . | Tno Jubilee
Victoria year seems to take church people
back to the reign of Henry VIII. The
"state" In Dublin has put the church , through
Father Keller , Into prison for obeying con
scientious scruples. The "state" hero to-day
shuts up In Jail Itcv. J. Bell Cox. vicar ot
Saint Margaret's Episcopal church , In
Princess ro-ul , forpiaetlcingiltuallstic pioso-
cution. No doubt Cox has bioken tlio church
law , but why put him Into a felony pilson
substantially on tlio meio lettio do cachet of
the archbishop ? This Is the question herewith
with which Sunday will dawn on poor Cox's
congregation. Thus coercion of conscience
becomes a plank In the tory platform. The
city is In u lever of excitement.
cnuucinir.N rnoTusT.
The Liverpool Courier this morning con
tains n column of letters from churchmen
themselves protesting. For Instance , wiites
ono church warden : " 1 cannot help seeing
In It nothing less than scandal to religion
and repioacli to a free country that a hard
working , consistent clergyman , whoso con
gregation arc entirely in sympathy with him ,
should bo thrown into a common goal
through the meddlesome Interference of a
man who has no connection with the congre
gation whoso pastor is thus prosecuted , and
who Interfoies simply because theclcrgyman
worships God with moro circumstance than
his assailant doe.s. "
This is about the average sentiment ,
TIM : AiniKsr ANO IMIMIIIONUKNT.
A parishioner named Hakes Is the piosecutoi
and the case has gone through all the courts. .
Ylcar Bell Cox was arrested on a writ eouiv
torsigned by the areiiblshop of York. It wa <
served while tlio former , two church warden :
and the eurato were about entering the
church for the morning secular day service ,
The church bell was ringing at the time , lit
will bo imprisoned until ho confesses his er
ror to iho archbishop and promises not to lw
ritualistic. Ho occupies two cells in tin
Park prison allotod to first-class mlsdomcan
ants. Kach of them are fourteen feet by six
one being to sleep In and the other a liviiu
apartment. The furniture of both Is entire ! )
provided by the church wardens , who alsi
are allowed to send in bis foot
dally. It Is probable he will bo permitted
under restriction * , to see friends three time :
a week , this biting yomo relaxation from tin
regulations usually Imposed on civil prison
era. He has thn advantage of coinmuntcat
Ing with Ids friends by letter at any tlmo , bui
Indulgence In the way of books and news
papers Is debarred him unless he nnkoi per
bonal application to the governor , lu wlioai
discretion the ni alter rests.
AN AtlOUilKNTFOR DISKSTAKT-ts'llMKNT.
One Indignant press correspondent thu
sums up the matter : "One Mr. Hal.es ha
now got his pound ot flesh , imd It Is to t >
hoped that l > e Is contented with his bargain
But , to my mind , tt has been absolutely dls
gustlng to witness tha vindictive splrl
shown by the prou'culor throughout the loni
proceedings how ho has hunted his unfor
tunate victim through all the various trytnc
Intricacies of the law with a coucontratei :
persistence \votthy of a nnblei name. "
Perhaps It msy etui : become a strong arm
mem fordisrsUYolltim < nt , and allowing eacl
! cont'rttioh the freedom of choice ot clergy
men and a.it-ititui * suspension for Imprison
I mentis discipline.
I rhts Id Ulan Army nut
! ( CojivrlyM ISS7 bu Jam- ' Gordon Oinnett. }
KKUSIKI.S , Mi\y 7.-1New York UernK
J Cable-Special to the UKtc.J The Bulglai
parliament , before adjourning till next Tues
day , had an important discussion on an order
which will bo eventually considered , the
measures proposed tor protecting Belgian
neutrality in case of war. The K0\einment
asked and obtained precedence for Its bill
concerning the fortification of the Menso
valley over a private bill establishing mili
tary compulsory service. The result Is that
the latter Is shelved for a long tlmo and that
the Delglan army will bo found In Its present
weak numerical state If war breaks out
within a jear.
1 conversed to-day with au eminent free
trade politician who assures mo tliat the cat
tle bill will bo adopted Tuesday by a small
majority. The agriculturists , In vlovv ot the
passage of the bill , are Importing largeqinn-
titles of cattle to profit by the existing rates
In the same way as the inter-state commerce
act was discounted In America.
GHUMAN POMTICS.
Talks With Authorities on the Euro
pean Situation. "
[ Coptwrfu'iUSW ' bu Jumt * Ronloit llcniictt. ' ]
DKIII.IN , May 7. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to thu Dnc.J In talking over the
newspaper duels the past week with a politi
cal authoiity I was a good deal amused at his
answer to my question why Uussla did not
take Bulgarh when the Cosnlan annexation
treaty with Austria was concluded. Ho said
It was because the Russians were fools who
lacked the nerve to take advantage ot the op
portunity given them. My siuccstlon
that Gcimaiiy perhaps stepped In
to prevent the occupation of Bulgaria
was laiuhed at , as Germany so manifestly
desires a peaceful settlement of the eastein
question. I find in
well-informed circles ab-
solutoceitainty that the Paris ticatment of
the opera "Lohengrin" makes It Impossible
for Germany to take part in any futuie
French exposition not In lb > ! > , not in IS'W ,
nor in Ib'.n. Said one gentleman to mo : "If
German music Is ret used a hearing In Paris ,
pereaps they will also consider It patriotic to
smash German watches and dostrov German
goods sent to the French exhibition. No ; wo
prefer to remain away rather than risk
Insults from French patriotism. "
Another line of clearago is thus established
between German Europe and French 1'ti
rope , tnoieover on a point which , though deserved -
served by French carelessness , nevertheless
must be decidedly offensive to French pilde.
Ulchelaiid Is also likely to feel severely the
effect of the many recent French boasts of It
disloyalty to Germany. 1 judge from what
Is said In well Infoimod circles that discour
agement , tun result ot seventeen jears of
mild government , and the fear ot tlio effect
of such agitation of German-Poland will
cause in the near future laws of very excep
tional severity against all persons in Alsace
Lorialno v\ho In the slightest degree re
tard Germnnlsation as annexation provides.
"Such severity will be come not only our
right , hut our duty , " was said to me. 1 judge
tliat tliese laws when passed will bo strictly
enforced w Ithout regard to the world's opin
ion , as Germans arc so sure of their justice that
they feel they can wait awhile for the world
to justify their action.
I saw this evening Dr. Virchow , to whoso
gicat anatomical skill , it was said , the crown
prince enti listed the cut Ions enquiry Into
the family resemblance of the llolien/ollcrii
sovereigns as shown In the skulls , plastet
masks , busts , pictures , etc. Piof. Vlrchow
laughed heartily at the idea that this story
had been telegraphed to America. He
denied that ho had engaged In any such Im
possible research of the tombs of the dead
Prussian kings.
Gorman Disgust.
Dr.nr.iN , May 7. The Kretiz Zeitung says
mixed feelings of disgust and pity are
aroused by the present slate of Fiance. The
conviction Is gradually growing that the
efforts of those who undertook by quietness
and common sense to letraln from
adding to popular passions will not last
much longer , nor bo able to stem the tide.
The exchange of verbal assurances of peace
between German representatives and M.
Vlaurens , French minister of loicign affairs ,
does not affect the belief In ollicl.il circles
that war cannot long bo averted. T lib situa
tion In Alsace-Lorraine Increase's the dif
ficulty dully. The frontier posts gn each
side have ceased to exchange colir-
tosles and act as If war mleht
break out at anv moment. The
pollco foico in Alsacc-Lonalno has been
strengthened , and a special watch has been
put on tlio French malcontents. Under this
sjstom of ariests and expulsions are In
creasing. A decree Issued by Prince
Hohenlohe , governor of Alsace-Lorraine , re
vokes tne functions of Ma > orTurc , of Eis-
dorf , and Ma > oi Humbert , of Buschhorn.
ONCK MOKE TO THE FKONT.
The Irish Revolutionary Party In
Paris Aiiiiln Kcorunnlz < ! d.
ir | ) | /i fit f / 1SS7 / ) [ / Jumrn Gordon llennttt. ]
PARIS May 7. [ Now York Herald Cable-
Special to the Br.K.l The Irish revolutionary
paity in Paris has been once more reorganised
for active opciatlnns. For some timn past
the French section ot the lilsh levolutionary
brotherhood split Into two camps , one of
which believed In the policy of the Fenian
biotheihood council of New York , and the
other Mill clung to the banner of Kossa.
Both now pull together and work for a quiet
but active campaign which will
bo Inaugurated during ( Juecn Vic
toria's jubilee. Several veiy desperate
reelults have joined the party and two
French sclontests ha\e offered their services
to the executive committee. At n meeting of
the party held hero secretlv Thursday , a
technical commission wasappolntcd to study
the precise force ot melonlto and send In a
detailed icport thcroon as soon as possible.
It Is probable that dynamite will soon bo dis
carded by the Irish revolutionists tor this
stronger and more toiriblo explosives , If my
Information is correct It Is not likely
that the former promlscous blowing
up of public buildings will bo renewed , but
when the jubilee begins , serious malonlte at
tempts w ill be made against the royal bat-
racks , dock yards , arsenals and Ironclads.
At Thursdays secret meeting a delegate
from London gave the executive committee
the fullest information concerning the
whereabouts of Hed Jim MacDermotl , Iato of
Diooklyn , a British detective , and Captain
Stuart Stepplns , pollco agent , both ot
whose names have been some time on
the blacklist of the conspirators. After the
nomination of the three to act as a
counter-police , and watch the movements
In Paris of the Scotland Yard detectives the
meeting adjourned. It now seems that Cap
tain Mackay Tomasner was not killed while
tilng to blow up London bridge , as an
nounced at the tlmo by the papers. Captain
Mackey is at present activelv engaged In
ureoarlne the explosives that the mllonltes
have on their cards for the jubilee.
Collided and Ran Aground.
[ CopyriuhUd tSS7 by Janes Gordon Bcnnttt. ]
IlAvnt : , May 7. | Nevv York Herald Cable
Special to the BKK.J Tne General TransAtlantic -
Atlantic line steamer La Champagne , which
.sailed from here for New York at 0 o'clock
this morning , while returning after having
been In collision , ran acrouud neai
Avranclit-s. I § aw Mr. Barton , one of the
Champagne's passengers at the hotel dc
Bordeaux , who said'While : all tt.c
pas&eng H9 were at breakfast at half-past ft
we heard every few minutes a fog horn blow
IOK. The fog getting Uilck r i went on Jetk
to smoke a pipe. Suddenly the captain
shouted , 'Close nil the' cabin windows and
lower the boats. ' 1 then felt a sudden shock. "
The captain and olllccrs preserved the great
est coolness and discipline , but the passen
gers , ( 'specially the women , began to howl ,
jell and shriek llko lunatics , creating a per
fect panic , but no accident happened to any
of the pas oiiKcri , who wore all brought back
to Havre sifc and sound. The Champagne
Is still off Avranches , but U In no Immediate
danger. _
Good Wordu to O'Brien.
Dum.iN , May 7. TNovv York Herald
Cable Special to tlie.BiiE.J lw > er Gray ,
editor of the Freeman's Journal , thus sends
greetings to his confcro of United lieland :
"To-morrow William O'Brien will set foot
upon thu soil of America. The Interest taken
In his mission to the people of America Is
evidenced by the manner In which the deal
ings of Lord Lansdownc with his tenants
are buhiR debated in the press. In Can
ada especially feeling runs high.
Whether Mr. O'Brien will make
ny delay In Now York for the puiposeof
( tending the meeting to bo held at Cooper
iihtltuto Is doubtful. Ho Is anxious to pro-
iced to Canada at once that the case of the
cnants may bo submitted to judgment. The
Canadians will bo awaiting him. The pco-
le nro no Irlends of oppression. The llvell-
st Indignation lias been excited by thu ac-
! 0iints ot evictions and the story of the iitoor-
Ive negotiations will not talso the
ovcm or-gcneral In popular esteem.
fho Montreal Post impeaches him as
ullty of crimes that disgrace our
lominon humanity. When n paper llko the
iotitrcal Star , hitherto distinctly hostile to
fie Irish cause , drops the governor-general
nd proceeds to warmly recommend the
ympathy of the Canadian legislature with
ho Irish people , the situation is scarcely
loinfortablo for the evlctor in his palace at
Ottawa. " The fact that the Herald pub-
Ishcd the letter of Lansdowno's agent has
jeen cabled here , and It is fair play , giving
oth sides.
Spanish Trial Ity Jury.
M ADiiH ) , May 7. The chamber of deputies
20y to 50-adopted the bill establishing trial
> y jury. _
A SURE ENOUGH VOLCANO.
The Story of the Mexican Convulsions
Proves Terribly True.
NonAi.i : * , Ariz. , May 7. Later accounts
ecelved here tend to show that the reports
of the volcano having bioken out In the
iVhetstone mountains are true. A gentleman
who arrived fiom Sonora yesterday says there
s strong evidence of volcan lc eruptions at a
point about forty inllei southeast of Magda-
cna , and it Is confidently stated that ono
, ieak is throwing out large volumes of smoke ,
accompanied by streams of lava. The smoke
nnd tire can be distinctly seen from several
points along the line of tlio Sonora railroad.
As far as can bo ascertained tlie volcano is
In the Sierras Aul range. From the appear
ance of the country and the heavy earth
quakes tliat have occurred , it is believed
other volcanoes will break forth In n few
days.
Ti'csoN , ArlMnv 7. Another violent
earthquake Is reported in the San Jose moun
tains , tarty miles south of Fortlluachuca , in
Sonora. General Forsyth has sent an ex
ploration paity to investigate. A party just
i canned from the Catatanla mountains re
port the canons fall of water. Mho water
was brought to the surface by the earthquake.
This is a treat boon for this legion , as there
are thousands tntacres of verv
good farming laprt at the base
of these mountains , which only need water
to make them valuable. Another good ef
fect of the earthquake Is the opening of two
largo gold veins which were discovered In
the Santa Catallna mountains at a point
wheio the whole side of the mountain slid
down. Several prospecting parties left
to-day to locate claims.
SAN FIIANCISPO , May ? . The Call's Guay-
mas , Mexico , special to-niclit sajs : The
earthquake of the 3d was started by u terrible
volcanic eruption at Bahlspe , destroying
Monte/uma , killing 150 peisons and igniting
the woods. Also twenty persons weie killed
at Oputo by the falling of buildings. Many
people vveio injured at Gianldas and Gusa-
bar , which towns are almost completely do-
tie > cd.
THE CATTLE INDUSTRY.
Outlook on the Ranees
In the Northwest.
MoNTiinAi. , May 7. - [ Special Telegram
to the DKK. ] J. H , Smith , representing John
Swan A ; Sons , live'stock importers of Glas-
glovv , has re tinned from an extended tour
o\er tlie lanching country In the noithwcst
and British Columbia. He says the past
winter lias been the most severe for cattle
ever experienced since ranching started In
the northvvckt , and the average loss on "pil
grim" cattle brought Into the territories fiom
Ontario and British Columbia , will amount
from 20 to 2ft per cent , while the loss on the
old tango acclimated stock will not exceed
from U to 10 per cent Nine thousand head
of cattle were driven ovei the plains from
Montana to Maple Creek (2S. ( ) miles cast of
Calvary ) last year , and owing to the Mon
tana ranges beuu so crowded It Is expected
that from -10,000 to 00,000 cattle will come into
the territory tills year , provided that the
ninety da > s quarantine of Montana does not
hold them back. Although bcut Is high at
piesent , this state of things can last only
for a short time , and cattle
selling for from 850 to SV to-day
will only bo worth about from 810 to $45 In
less than two months time , and in a year's
time the same cattle will not bo worth moro
than S-iO to $ .tr > . Some ranchmen tall.ed
about thu Hudson Bay route for their ship
ments of cattle. There can bo no doubt but
that when completed it will be ot great as
sistance to the territories , as It will reduce
the railway journey to just one-half of what
it Is by way of .Montreal. It will then also
bo possible for cattle to bo driven 000 to 700
miles over thu plains without deteriorating
them in any way , as they would be driven
only some ten to titteen miles pei dnv , and
thus would bo tattenlni : all the time , besides
lessening the inilway journey and ox nun sen
considerably. The Canadian Pacific charges
S'-JW per car load from Calvary to Montreal ,
and is willing to reduce the rate to about S1BU
to cncomagetrade. . It has reduced rates
from Winnepeg from SSOto ? ? 100 , wliilo the
rate fiom Montannto New York Is § 170.
The Stove Slolders' Troubles.
DKruoiT , May 7. A few weeks ago , when
the stove molders throughout the country
quit work because they were ordered to work
on the patterns of aSULouis firm whose men
had shuck for an advance In wages , the men
in this city remained at work. It was claimed
by the molders that the manufacturers had
schemed for a strike in order to raise prices
and have the blame thrown nn the men. On
Wednesday of this week the Manufacturers'
Defense association held a .secret meeting In
this city , and to-day , rn obedience to orders
promulgated at that Uwe. the Michigan , De
troit and Peninsular stove companies shut
down , throwing'.MO men out of employ
ment. It is thought the Cincinnati factories
were also ordered to'doM. the m < ni there hav
ing returned to their work on the objection
able patterns.
The Commissioner's Conviction.
CHICAGO , May. 7. [ Special Telegram to
the DKK. | The Journal's Washington
special says the Inter-atate commerce com
mission has returned here strongly im
pressed with the belief that they will find It
unnecessary to suspend the fourth section of
thu taw indefinitely.
Iho Wabaih Foreclosure.
NKW YOIIK , May T.-Jullen T , Davles will
make an application to Judge Gresham ID
the United State * circuit court In Chicago
Monday next asking that thu Interest now
dti on th ItrM niid second mortgage bonds
east of the MuulssJpt.l river be paid to the
bond holders and then bu allowed to join In
tia ! ( oreclosiirn procreding cpmtiifncfa by
Uio Junior Ui 4iolJ r bf these Ilnei.
RATHER AGAINST THE ROADS
The Iowa Commissioners Make a Long and
Sburt Haul Decision ,
A HARD QUESTION TO DETERMINE
A Terminal Charge or Thirty Cents
Agreed Upon For Coal On Class
"A" llonds-A Com lot
Hliot Dead.
An Important Decision.
Dr. MOINKS , la. , May 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hr.i : ] The railroad commission
to day rendered a very important decision In
what is known as the Glonwoood case of
Governor Lnrrabee against the Chicago ,
Huillngton & ( Julncy railroad for unreason
able and c\toitiounto charges. Ills of un
usual Importance tiom the tact that the com-
mlsbtoneis decide upon a ma\lmum coal
rate which will have to bo observed by all
railroads in Iowa of the first-class. This
case has attracted great attention since the
Kovernor madn It an occasion for sharp criti
cism ot the commissioners , alleging that they
had not been doing their duty , and intimat
ing that If they didn't return thu kind of ver
dict ho wanted they would bo rotnoml. The
trouble arose over the railroad chat go of
Sl.bO per ton for hauling coal from Cleveland ,
In Lucas county , tto ( ilcnwood , I'M miles
.vest , while the charge from Cleveland to
Council DiliITs twenty-one miles further
ivest , vias but Sl.OI pcrton. At both Cilen-
oed and Council Dltitls there are state In-
titutions whoau coal has been furnished by
his reid , and while \lsltlng them ttio gov
ernor di-oovered the discrimination ana re-
'erred ' the case to the commissioners for a do-
islon. They decided that the dis
crimination wa& unfair and illegal
Mid recommended that the rates bo
changed so that more should not bo charged
' 01 the short than for the long haul. The
railroad , thereupon , Instead of reducing the
ilenwood rate to the Council UlulTs figure ,
raised the latter to SI.08 per ton , claiming
hat the Sl.2.1 rate to the Bluffs was not a fair
rate , but was forced by the competition nt
that point. The governor was very Indig
nant at both the railroad and the commis
sioners , and calliue the latter together , told
them ho expected them to IU a rate which
should be fair and reasonable , and then the
railroads would bo compelled to abide by It.
A now hearing was granted , and the Chl-
cage , Burlington & Qumcy was represented
bv ( ieneral Manager Tom Potter , and Mr.
Ulpley , of Chicago , general freight agent.
Tlio governor presented his side of the case
to prove that the railroad's charges were
extoitionate , and the commissioners sat as a
jurv. They now report , reciting the thieat-
enlnc words of the governor against thorn ,
and stating their pmbarassmcnt under the
clicumstances in reaching a vcidlct. If they
decide tliat the toimer rate was reasonable
they say they ar threatened with tlie aboli
tion of the commission. If tliov decide that
It was unicasonable , they say they are sub
jected to the cilticlsm that their conclusions
are the result of cowardice , or
that they are Influenced by motives
that should never weigh with any tilbunal
that is judicial in Its character. But alter
reviewing some of the data presented by the
company In defense of the rate , the commis
sioners say : 'Trjo discussion of the questions
imolved in the rehearing of the case has
convinced the commissioners that every po
sition taken In the lormer decision was cor-
lect and that the ( ilenwood charge , aa com
pared wltli the Council 111 nits chargp , was
discrimination. The present case requires
them , In addition , to decide what Is a reason
able rate on a class "A" railroad for coal In
car load lots fora distance of U.W miles. Very
many of the cases cited to sustain the va
rious views of the subject , lost their force
from the tact that the conditions and circum
stances were different. A compailson of
the rate per ton pet mile on freights carried' '
from 500 to 1,000 miles with those carried 13 0
miles failed to furnish thorn the proper stand
ard tor detetmlnlng the questions involved.
The tarilts of the coal roads , Introduced
show in every Instance a conces
sion of rates at competitive points
and evidence of malting rates
at what the traffic will boar lather than what
Is reasonable. The commissioners , recognis
ing tlm importance of this case and that It
must be to a gieat extent a standard for de
termining coal rates generally in the state ,
ha\o sought information from all available
sources and have anlved at this conclusion :
That in class "A" roads a proper terminal
chaigo should be 50 cents a ton ; that a rea
sonable rate In addition for any distance up
to 100 miles should bo 0 mills per ton per
mile : lor distance between 100and liOO miles ,
7mills per ton nor mile : for distances be
tween -00 and . ' > 00 miles , 0 mills per ton
per mile ; foi distances between
IKK ) and 400 miles , r mills
per ton per mile ; for distances between 400
and 500 miles , 4 mills per ton per mile. Tim
reasonable rate from Cleveland to ( ! Ion wood
wotlu be , therefore , a terminal charge ot 'M
cents per ton ; haulage , U mills pei ton per
mile for 100 miles IK ) cents ; 7 mills per ton
per mile for ttfi miles ! i5 cents or a total
rnaige for 1 ; miles from Cleveland of 51.45
instead ot Sl..M , the present rato. This ,
therefore. Is the scale ot rates on coal which
all roads In class "A" in Iowa must observe.
The commissioners say In conclusion that
they do not believe that the rate can be fixed
absolutely and permanently , but that the
"chan od conditions may justify a change of
rates in the future. "
The Lahor Situation nt Sioux City.
Siorx CITY , la. , May . [ Special Telo-
giam to the Bun. ] The trouble between the
stiiking tailors and their employers have
been adjusted and the men have returned to
work In nil the shops but ono. The striking
carpenters are still out nnd the situation Is
about the same as prelously reported. Pub
lic meetings are being held and prominent
elll/ens are manifesting considerable Inter
est In the impress ot e\onts. Tliero Is no
apparent disposition on cither side to make
any concessions. The carpcntcis are
strengthening themselves by closer oigaiii/a-
tlon. Th printers made a demand tor an
increase f. r to cents per 1,000 to : ! 0 cents
tor day wo. recently and the saiuo was ac
cepted by the various publishers ,
Otuiimva'H Arlosinn Well.
Oxri'MWA , In. , May 7. [ Special Telegram
to the DIK.J : The Alorrell artesian well
struck white sand this morning at 1,040 feet ,
and got a flow of 240 gall ons per minute. At
noon the How ot the well was 500 gallons per
minute.
Kicked In the Ilend liy n Horwo.
KXOXVII.I.E , la. , May 7. | Special Tele
gram to the HKK.J Peter Prenlix , a tanner
living near this place , was kicked In the head
by a liorso jesterday morning and died from
the effects of the blow last night. He was a
veiy prominent man In this county.
A. Crcston City Building.
CIIKSTO.V , la. , May 7. ( Special Telegram
to the DKE.J The city council , last evening
purchased a site and ordered a new 35,000 ,
city building erected.
A Convict Shot Dead.
ANAIOSA : , la. , May 7. [ Special Telegram
to the DKK. | A convict nt the prison , sent
from Cedar Kaplds for shooting a policeman ,
made a break at thu deputy warden with a
knife and was shot dead by the guard.
Fotlicrlngham Wants Indemnity.
ST. Lotus , May 7. Express Messenger
KotherlDBham has sued the Adams express
company , Camden and Plnkerton for * 100-
000 damages for talsu arrest and imprison-
meat.
Catholic Church { turned.
Dtxox , 11) ) . , May 7. St Patrick's church.
In thiaVltj' , burned at - o'clock this after
noon. The church cout 115,000 when built.
OlttiRliY HXl'IjAlXS.
The Cl\ll Service Chairman Irylng to
Set lllniHrlr Right.
WASIIIXOION , May 7. [ Special Telegram
to the Hii : : . | Allot the civil service com
missioners took a hand to-day nt the task of
explaining the Intention of their new rules ,
providing for regular examinations when
promotions are contemplated. Commis
sioner Obcrly Is the author of these rules ,
nnd having been n spoilsman political organ-
I/or In Illinois for many yeais , his explana
tion may welt bo taken as most lucid. Ho
declares the rules weio adopted for the sim
ple purpose ot "preventing the piomotlon of
persons who nro entirely unfit. " Ho de
clares further that they "will not prevent the
promotion of capable persons , as they are de
signed to advance the principle of fitness. "
Oburlj says that that tlio examinations aio
not to be technical. Tlie questions aio to bo
pictured by persons of the buieau Inhtcti
the piomotlon Is to bo made , and they will bo
niintiL'cd with reference to the duties to bo
performed. There Is to ho a board of promo
tions to consist of three membeis Irom
each of tlio executive departments.
They are to bo inembcrs-at-largc. Then
there Is to bo n member from
each bureau. These are to bo called auxil
iary members. A buieau auxiliary member
is to decide tlio tests to bo applied to promo
tions in that bureau. These test * , Obcilv
si > , aio to be moie practical than technical.
It an upulicant for piomotlon tails ho Is al-
ovved six months befoio he can again bo cx-
imined. If after tin- lapse ot tlmo he again
alls ho may , in the dlscietion of the head of
ho department , bo leduced to a lower ciado
or dismissed. ICmiiloves think republicans
ire doomed to the latter action , and that is
lie piinclpal reason the rules were created.
Tlioy say that the civil service commission
ers aie alwajs contriving to originate some
scheme to Impiess the country with their 1m-
lortanco and that tbey cater to the wishes of
urtlsaiis in high position. Government em-
ilojcs continue to bo frightened.
Accident On the Atlantic & Pacific.
Ai.nuytT.noUK , N. M. , May 7. Owing to
he telegraph embargo , uartlculars ot a seri
ous accident Wednesday , on the Atlantic &
Pacific load , forty miles east of Daggett sta-
ion , have just reached here. The eastbound -
bound passenger train , three hours behind
line and rushing across the desert at thu
rate of forty mlles an hour , ran Into an nr-
roja bridge which had been burned , leaving
the rails. The engine went ovei , but the jar
throw the fireman out ot the cab. The ten-
ler went through into the shallow nrroya ,
orming a barricade against which the other
ars ran with terrific force. Tlio mall car
timed completely round , standing actoss
the track. The baggage and express cars
woie thrown twenty feet t nun the track to
the right nnd turned over. Two passenger
cars were derailed and the two Pullman cars
remained on the tiack. A scene of frightful
consternation ensued , no ono believing the
lassengers In the overturned car would es
cape death. Fireman Charles bmith was
licked up unconscious. His log was broken ,
ils spine injured and ho received internal
njurlos. Ho In not expecied to recover.
S'early a do/en injured passengers wore
taken from the vvieck. They will probably
ocover. .
Pensions Issued to Westerners.
WASHINGTON. May 7. [ Special Telegram
o the Br.i : . ] Pensions wore granted Ne-
) raskans to-day as follows : Charlotte , widow
of Wallace K. P. Hunt , Falrlield ; MaiyJ. ,
widow of Solomon D. Cramer , Central City ;
flios. Drown , Sweet Water ; John H. Water-
nan , Filendvlllc ; Dlout Lincoln , Chas. Me-
b'addenLincolnC.MIllei ; , Delvldere ; Joshua
F. Maginlss , Deattico ; William Harbuckle ,
lied Cloud ; John A. Pctrlch , Wahoo.
Pensions for lovvans : Margaret , widow
of Lewis Ashling , Clarksville ; Martin
Welch.Fonda ; Patrick Noonan.Novv Albany ,
Henry Fisher , Garden Grove ; Aaron A.
Campbell , Manavla ; Edward L. Bruce * .
Alden ; Archibald Frestwater. F.ilrtlold ;
David McNeal , Webster City ; Benjamin F.
Gibson , Sprlngvlllo ; Jeremiah Dcckermnn ,
Washington ; Joseph Neal , Clyao ; James W
Foster , Audubon ; Sylvester Scwell , Wa-
vorlyMosco ; V. Nance , Osceala ; David 0.
llernonovcr , Conwav ; William H. Wilson ,
Prescott ; Robert W. Albeison , Washington ;
lohn W. Vlckroy , Chariton ; Leman Chcno-
with , Garden Grove ; Jciemlah 13. Swalford ,
Solan.
Army News.
'A'AsiitNOTON , May 7. [ Special Telegram
to the DKI.J Light battery K , Fiist artil
lery , now at Van Couver Darracks , Wash
ington torrltoiy , has been detailed for sta
tion at the now army school for mounted
troops at Fort Uiley , Kansas. The battery
Is commanded by Major 'fully McCrea ,
formerly treasurer at the soldiers' homo here.
An order was issued fiom the war depart
ment this afternoon assigning Lieutenant
Colonel Henry M. Lavolle , of the Twenty
third Infantrv , to tlie charge of the publica
tion of tlio official records ot the rebellion ,
vice Lieutenant Colonel Scott , deceased , nnd
ordeilng him to repair to this city nnd enter
upon thu duty with as little delay as practi
cable. Colonel Levllle declined the oflico
home time aeo , as was stated , but subse
quently wrote the seciotary of waruxpiesslng
a willingness to undertake the Important
woik if ho still wished him to do so.
Ordering Imiid Ofllccs Opened.
WASHING ION , May 7. [ Special Telegram
to the DEI : . ) A circular letter was Issued
to-day by General Land Commissioner
Sparks to tlio hind offices nt Chadron and
Sidney , directing them to open their ofllces
and begin business at once. The bill passed
by congipss creating these offices was ap-
pioved May ' ) , Ibsfi , but It has not been
deemed necessary till now to open them.
Chadron Is to bo known as the Northwestein
district and the otficr as the Sidney district.
Tlio ollicer ? for the fust named district are
General Milt Montgomery , register , and A.
W. Crltes , receiver. Tor Sidney the oftlccis
aio Gould B. Blakoly , receiver , and John M.
Adams , register.
The Slurred Washington Monument.
WA IIINHTOV , May 7. The Washington
monument commission this afternoon held a
meeting to discuss the adv liability of closing
the monument to tlio public after the 1st of
June on account of continued nets of van
dalism which aio perpetrated by visitors.
' 1 he marble is chipped In many places , while
tlio bron/e letters on the Swiss tablet have
many ot them been forced off and carried
away as mementoes. The hilvor ornamenta
tion of the Nevada stone has also been muti
lated and the commission Is determined to
put a stop to these disgraceful acts , oven If
to do so It is necessary to deny visitors en
hance to the shaft.
General Land Oflloe Overcrowded.
WASIIINOION , May 7. [ Special Telegram
to thu Br.K.l It Is said that If no moro cases
wcio filed in the Lvncral land otllro it would
take seventy-live > eais at the present iato of
work to clear up the desks. The new divi
sion of appeals Ins been organl/ed , but a
chief has not been appointed and It has not
got to work.
A Bad Gnnit Captured.
CIIICAOO , May -Kobert Johnson , n mem
ber of a gang of thieves who , after plunder
ing the freight trains of the ( lock Island road
for many weeks , united at the hour ot their
discovery In a desperate elfoit to murder the
secret agents ot the company , was attested
at an early hour this morning and locked up
nt the Harrison street station. For nearly
two months the Hock IMand company has
been aware that its freight somewhere In
transit was being sublect to wholesale theft.
A grain car would bo half empty of its load ,
and cars of merchandise were rilled ot their
b st contents. That the thieves operated on
a large scale and used teams for tnu removal
of their plunder was evident. The Hock Isl
and olllccrs have been quietly at work'and
have discovered a portion of the gang In the
persons of Pat McCattlcy , Kdward Mushier ,
J > e Mr-rrlfl. Hed Key so r and Robert Johnson.
Pat MjCaiiluy. Mushier and Morris are safe
In hind , and with the rapture of Johnson In
thu city this morning Keynt-r in the oaly one
at large.
THE LUTHERANS IN SESSION
Interesting Meeting of the North PlrvtU
Conference at Oakland ,
A VERY PECULIAR SUICIDE ,
Oct In Their Work at North
lU'itd and CrulK 1'lres at Lin
coln , Umerson and I'rc-
inont State News.
Lutherans In Session.
OAKI.VMI , N'eb. , May 7. ( Special to the
Din. : | The North Platte conference of tha
K\angelical Lutheran synod of Nebraska ,
\v hlclt meets scml-annmllv.conv ened In O ik
land Wednesday i'\i ig at the Lutheran
chinch. Kov. lluber , of Omaha , the state
tiavellng secretaiy addiesscd the people ,
taking as his tbemo the last clau-to of tha
IWth verso ol the nth chapter of Pioverbs
"and he that wlnoth couls Is wise. " llo lm
pressed upon his heaiors wltli great stress ot
laniMiagethu vital Importance of every fol
lower ot Christ being tiled with the spirit ol
God In ordci to make a successful light
against sin. Ho dwelt at consldeiablo
length upon the all-importance of loliglon
being made practical In the homes , ills ar
gument wcio compact , cogent and convinc
ing , and he nmiillestcd lemaiUablo familiar
ity with tlio scrintuius. Ho held the lame
audience spell-bound for ono hour. Hoy.
lluboi stands In the front rank among the
able pieacher.s of his denomination In Ne
braska. Ho also filled the pulpit
Thursday evening. The business
sessions were held during the day mid
pioved to bo quite- interesting and profitable.
Key. Mellck , of Wayne , will pi each this
evening on pioparatory set vice for commun
ion , nnd Sunday communion service will bo
conducted and tlie conference will come to n
cluso. The-quaiterly Methodist meeting at
this place has been postponed on account of
the Lutheran contoienco. This Is the tlrsl
tlmo tlio confeience has mot In Oakland and
has pioved to be pleasant , profitable and
deeply Interesting. A vote of thanks bv the
many pastois present was tendeicd Hov.
Phclps , of Omaha , tor his kindness in post
poning his mooting here.
A Lincoln Livery Stable Tlnrnrd.
LINCOLN , Neb. , May 7. [ Special Telegram
to the DKK. | At 4 p. this at lei noon an ahum
of fire was sent In from the livery stable of
Smith , on U street , and th large lumber
janlofA. S. Godfrey adjoining. ' 1 he wind
was blowing a small gale at the time. In ten
minutes the barn , lumber yard and large
dry house were a mass of flames. The de
partment did tine work , and with every foot
of hose in use , throwing thieo streams , tha
fire was confined to that quarter. The inhab
itants for blocks away In the direction
ol the Jlames moved everything
into thu street , and It looked
as though n more extensive lire could not be
avoided. When the ( lie was under control It' ,
was found that four horses had been burned
In the livery bain , so rapidly had the llamos
spro-ul. The losses were as follows : A. S.
Godfrey , on lumber yard and building , SI--
000 to SI."i,000 ; insured for Sl'J.OOO in the
Clark & Leonard agency , distributed betwcon
the Aetna and Pluunlx of Drooklyn , Pluunlx
of Hartford and Insuianco Company of
Notth America. On the Smith
livery building the loss was about
? 2,000 with an Insurance of S800.
in thu Btur & Belson agency In the Conti
nental company. The origin of the lire Is
unknown , some renoris stating that it was
accidental and others incendiary. A man
found In a vacant lot near the scprTowoJ thu
lire was nin in on suspicion by the pollco
and locked In a cell. Ha was Identified as a
tramp by a B. it M. conductor , who had seen
him in n car at Firth the day before and
recognized by another citizen as beg
ging his breakfast nl his house in the morn-
ing. The Bir : coirespondent Interviewed
him in the jail and a more Indellerent , In/.y
specimen would be hard to find. It Is not at
all probable that ho Is thu Incendiary , and he
seemed to enjoy the prospects of board at the
jail for a few days.
The District Judftshlp Question.
LINCOLN , Neb. , M.ay 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bnn. ] The supreme court In
session this aftoi noon took up the petition
In regard to the judgshlp question under the
now bill that has boon In question. John
llamos and G. M. Lambortson presented the
case upon its law points and Judge William
Mai shall , of Fremont , on behalf of the
judges lecently appointed , presented the ar
gument why the question should bo decided
as speedily as possible in the Interest ot ju
dicial actions In the different districts. The
petition was piosnntnd tor an alternative
answer on the different points If the law
were to bo held good nnd the court answered
jes to allot tha questions that were con-
sldeied relative to the case. The findings in
substance are that the second judicial dis
trict remains as it was , comprising the coun
ties of Cass , Otoo and Lancastci as ono din-
tilet with two judges. It was In the dispo
sition ot this district that the error in en
grossing occurred , and the finding as above
leaves the legality ot the law creatln ; the
new judges unquestioned. In rendering this
decision the court to a certain degree re
versed Itself upon the decision in the regis
ter ot deeds law two years ago.
Hardware Store nurglarlzcrt.
NOIITH BINI : > , May 7. ( Special to tne
linn.J Thu hardware store , belonging lo
onr piomla 'lit merchant , A. K. Walla , was
entered by burglars last night sometime after
midnight As. Mr. Walla had very luckily
deposited his receipts In the bank late In the
afternoon , there was only a small amount of
change loft remaining In the till ; perhaps
not more than 810. This the thieves
procured , together with about S100 worth of
pocket knives , pistols and table cutleiy.
'llicie have been several doubtful-looking
characteis noticed lolteilng In the city
lately , and It is supposed that thesn are the
guilty peisons , ns the suspicious parties tail-
not bo tound this morning.
A Midnight Conflagration.
KMI.RSO.V , Neb. , May 7. [ Special Tele
gram to the BII : : , | M , L , Hosslter's resi
dence burned last night at midnight. The
nro caught In the kitchen part and wan be-
jond control bofoio It was discovered. Tlie
family was awakened In tlmo to save con-
sideiablo ot the household goods. Every
thing In thu kitchen was lost. Mis. Hosslter
lost her cold watch nnd chain and seveial
pieces ol valuable Jewelly. The library was
burned. Miss Nora Lyons , who was stop
ping at Mr. HossiterV , lost most of her cloth
ing. It was only by thu greatest efforts that
buildings on the adjacent lots were saved ,
Origin of tire unknown. Losn Sl.fjOU. In
sured In thu Home ol New York tor 81OSO.
Nebraska liaptlst College.
ST. KiiwAitns , Neb. , May 7. [ Special to
the B K.I : . | It was expected that thcpio-
poscd Baptist college for Nebraska would
have been located last Thursday at Kdgar ,
but from some unaccountable cause there
failed to Ira a quorum of the lacatlng board.
So all that could bo done was to adjourn to
meet In Lincoln on thu 10th of this month at
it o'clock. Much enthusiasm on the subject
was manifested by those piesent. Theiu
weio four sealed offers present with Intima
tions that they were unusually liberal. But
as them was no Quorum they wore not read.
Lincoln. Omaha and Grand Island are vying
with each other for this Institution.
nii ; DiiKlnrsu at l-'romont.
FIIKMONP , Nub. , May 7. [ Swclal to the
DJE. : | TheTrlbnneof to-day gives n rus.uma
of the business transaction * of thU city for
the past week. It shows that the city has
never experienced In all Its history a week
of such great activity as the ono just closed *
Of breclal ImiKirlanee to the welfare of Fre
mont nru the organl/atlon of the Belt Llna
Hallway company , stock jards and packing
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