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SIXTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , FRIDAY MORNING. MAY 13. 1887 > NUMBEK 329 CARFIELD STATUE UNVEILED The Mass ! TO TJronzo Figure of tbo Ex-Pres ident Uncovered in Wasbinetoni SOLDIER , STATESMAN , MARTYR. A Beautiful Day , a Great Crowd and a I'rocesdlon President Cleve land .SpuakH ton News. They Failed to Hnpprosi Him. WASKI.VOTO.V , May 12.-Spwlal [ Telegram to tliu BKK.J Kx-Spoakor Kelfer was not molested In the delivery of his oration to-day , although nn elfort was made to glvu him trouble and embarrassment. Thu scheme to cut him oil at the end of twenty minutes by firing n salute from a battery stationed bard by failed through the bad management of General Kulfci's enemies. Tnoy got the salute In tlio wrong place on the programinu and It was fired before ho began talking , but the conspiracy to cmbatrass the orator was carrlt-d beyond saluting. The leaders of two or three ot the bands In attendance were In structed to begin with their music at 3 o'clock promptly. The oration began at 12:50. : At 2 o'clock the drummers beat quick tattoos In a threatening way , and shortly afterwards one of the bands began playing. It was stationed within a hundred feet tiom thu speaker , who was supposed by thu bandmen to Intend talking some time limner , but unfortunately for tlioso who designed cutting him olT bo finished an in- Htaut before thu hand began playing , and ( ioiKiral I'lill Sheridan , who was. commencing bis acceptance speech , was cut out instead of Kelfer , ( lOiieral Sheridan was considerably Incensed and immediately ordered thu music to stop. lt < fld o. No sooner , however , had he spoken his few words than another band , stationed on thu opposite side of the rostrum from thu first one , began to play under thu Impression that Koifer was still speaking. President Cleveland was thun commencing to talk , and ho bad to stop till the band could bucheckud. ' 1 ho president and General Khurhlan were not a little perplexed , nnd their friends wcie indignant. But Kelfer escaped the wrath of designing enemies and has been complimented on every hand for tlio masterly manner in wl-lcli ho delivered tlie oration and its magnificent compensa tion. Ho says ho never spent a prouder day In his Hie , that thu affair passed oil tar more pleasant than hu could hate hoped , and thu congratulations ho has iccehud ha\e conio largely from moil he had classed as his oppo nents. The Unveiling Ceremonies. 'WASIUNOION' , May 12. The second day of tlio reunion of tliu Army of tlio Cumber land was a perfect specimen of Washington sprltiR weather. The streets at an early bour were thronced with eager crowds , which Increased at noon by the closing of the ex ecutive departments. The music of brass bands was heaid in every quatter. At a business meeting this morning of the society , Colonel Henry Stone , of Boston , was selected as orator , and Colonel William McMichael , ot New- York , as alternate for the next reunion. Chicago was selected as thu place and Chlca- niaiiga week In September , Ibb , as tbo time for holding the next reunion. The present ollicers of tlio society were re-elected for tlio coming year. Promptly ot 11:30 : General Balrd , chief marshal , RWO the signal for marching , and the procession started. A platoon of mounted police lead the way , followed by General Balrd and his aids who preceded the canlage In which were seated Generals Sherman , Sheridan and Kosecrans , three of the living commanders of the Army of the Cumberland. General lluell , the remaining commanderwas unable to bo present. Then followed the first division , composed as follows : Band , battalion of thu Third artillery , acting as Infantry ; Garlield cmml of honor ; society of thu army of the Cum berland , Maine band and battalion of marines and detachment of 200 sailors from United States steamer Galena. Second division : District militia , composed of the Washington liijht infantry corps , two Union Veteran corps. National rifles , Washington continental , Kmniet guanl , Capital City guard , Butler zouaves , Washington cadet corps. High School cadets and Corcoran ca dets , Grand Army ot the Keoubliu and civic societies the wliolu division under com mand of Major Gucdlou , of the United States innrlno corps. The right of the procession moved up II street to Eighteenth , each organiza tion wheeling Into line as tlio left of the preceding company passed. From Eighteenth street the procession proceeded on Pennsylvania avenue , down which it marched to Third street , where the third di vision debouched and proceeded down Third to Maryland avenue , and halted on the avenue near thu monument. The second division continued on It course and took position on First street at the north of the statue. On the grand stand near the statue seats had been arranged tor 1,500 per sons. A number of these were occupied an liour before the procession arrived. Tlio craml stand was profusely draped with bunt ing and thu speakers' stand was ornamented with palms and potted plants , while tattered battle flairs hung from its staffs at ulthcr corner. A pair of comfortable arm chairs , placed In thu router of the stand , were re served for thu president anil Mrs. Cleveland. Places were also reserved forthnsculptorand other favoied uuests. The largo circle sur rounding the monument was kept cleared. The sidewalks were crowded with spectator. * . Secretary Ba > ard and Attorney General Gar land weie seated on the left of Mrs. Cleve land. oMciubeis of the supicmecourt , district judiciary , coint of claims nnd dlstilct com missioners , representatives ot the diplomatic corps and two sons of cx-l'resldont Garlield occupied con spicuous seats near the presidential chair. At 1 o'clock Generals Sheiman , Sheridan nnd Itosecraiis and Governor Curtln airived just after thu head of the procession mane it * appearance. Tnoy were soon followed by President Clutoland , escorted by General Anderson and Secretary and Mr > . Fairchlld , Colonel and Mrs. Lament , Postmaster Gen eral Vtlas and Secretary La mar. Mrs. Cleveland was accompanied bv Mrs. Folsom , Miss Bayard and Miss Welsh , just after 1 o'clock , and took her seat beside the presi dent's chair. Kx-Secretary Wludoni and ox-Attorney General MacVeiirli of President Garneld's cabinet were among the guests present. At 1:10 , Marshall Wilson taking his place on the stand , said : "Attention , laities nnd irentlemen : The Society or the Army of the Cumberland with these distinguished guests , are assembled here to-dav for the purpose ot unveiling the statue of that eminent states man and soldier , James A. GarliuM. " After piayer , thu Marine band struck up , "HalltothoChlet"and amid thu clapping of hands the American flag onvelopiiu the fitatuo was dropped , and the great bronze Image stood exposen. Tliciu wasa shoit lull In the proceeding * vihllo n battery ot artilleiy lired tlie national Balute. General Sheridan then Introduced the orator of the aay , General J. Warren Kelfur , who. on the part or thu monument committee , delivered the address transferring the statno to General Shuridnn. At the conclusion , General Sheridan , In behalf ol the society , transferred the statuu to the piesklcnt In the following words : "Mr. President : This statue , which has been unveiled In your presence to-day , was erected by the comrades ot General Gartiuhl belonging to the Army of the Cumbciland They recognised his irerlt as a soldier , anil \\lshcd to pay some testimony to that merii nnd to his worth as a man. 1 have the honor , sir , on behalf of the Society of the Army ol the Cumberland , to ask of you , ns a rcpre- seutathu of the American people , to accop1 the statue from their bauds as It was gUet to me. " The presidentwho arose as Sheridan begat ppeaking , then began speaking , as follous : TIIK PllKSIUKNT'S AUIIKCSB. Fellow Citizens : In the perlorruanci of thu duty R-sl neJ to ine on thf * orcaslot .1 hereby accupt , ou i/ollaU ot the Unltci States this complete and beautiful statue. Amid the Interchange of fraternal greetings between the survivors of the Army of tlio Cumberland and their former foes upon tlio battlefield , and while union generals ami the people's president united at the burial , the common urlulof thesu magnanimous survi vors and mourning cltlruns found expression In a determination to erect this tribute to Ameilcan greatness ; and thus to-day In Its symmetry and beauty , It presents tbo sign of animosities forzottcn , an emblem of brotherhood redeemed and a token of a nation restored. Monuments and statues multiply through the land and fittingly Illus trate tlio love and affection of our grateful people and commemorate biave and patil- otlc sacrifices In war. famu In peaceful pur suits , or honor In nubile station. But from tills day fuitli there shall stand at our seat ol government the statue of a distinguished cltl/en , who In his life and services combined all these tilings , and moro , which challenges the ad miration of American character loving 'enderness In every domestic relation , brav- ry on the ileldof b-ittle , famu and dlstlnc- lon In our halls ot legislation and the high- st honor and dignity In the chlet magls- taey ol tlio nation. This stutelv ellky shall lot fall to teach every beholder that the nitrcoof American greatness Is confined to 10 condition nor dependent alone for Its rowth and dovelonment upon lav- rablu stnioundliiKS. The genius of mr national life beckons to isefulness and honor these In every sphere md olfers thu highest preferment to manly tones nnd stnrdv honest ellort , chastened nd consecrated by patriotic hopes and as- illations. As long as tills statue stands , let t b proudly remembered that to every American cltl/on the way is open to fame nd station until ho 'Moving up from high to higher Becomes on fortune's crowning slope Tliu pillar ot a people's hope , i'hu centie ot a world's deslie. " Nor can we forget that It also teaches our people a sad and distressing lesson. And he thoughtful eitl/on who views Its fair pro- .Kirtlons eannot fail to recall the tragedy ot Jeath whleli ( nought grief and mourning to wry household In the land. But while American cltl/cnship stands aghast and af- 'ilghted that murder and assassination ihould lurk In the midst of a free people and itriku down the head of their government , he tearless search and discovery oftheor- gln and hiding place ot these hateful iind unnatural tblnzs should bo followed by a solemn resolve to purge for ever from our political methods and from the operation ot our government the perveislons and misconceptions which ga\e birth to passionate and bloody thoughts. If from this hour our admiration tor the bravery and nobility of American man hood and our faith In the possibilities ami op portunities ot Ameiican citl/onshlp bo re new ed : it our appreciation ot the blessing of restated union and love tor om government bo stieimtliened , and If our watchfulness against the dangers of a mad chase alter partisan spoils bo quickened , the dedications ot this statue to the people : > f the United Sir.1" will not bo In vain. During the delivery ot his address , the president was frequently Interrupted bv imists ot applause. When ho concluded the bind played "Hail Columbia , " and the ben ediction was piononuced. The troons wore then dismissed. Seciutailcs Kndlcott and Whitney came dutlng the delivery of the oration. Thu statuo. which Is of bronze , Isltho deslirn of Sculptor J. Q.A. Ward , who also designed the equestrian statue of General Thoum In this city , ll is ten feet six inches in height and represents Garlield , his face to the west , In the act of the delivery of an address , with his right hand resting on a column nnd the ninnsorlit ; | held In his loft. lEecuinbent Ideal inures at each corner of tlio triangular pcdestral represent the student , the warrior and statesmen , typlfjing the tlueu epochs of Garliold's career. The bronze tablets above the linuro bear a globe , n trumpet and a sword and laurel wreath , in closing tbo scales of justice. 'Ihu Inscriptions upon tlo shaft ate placed upon three sides , as follows : Southwest face James A. Garlield 1S31- 1SH1. 1SH1.On On the southeast face Major General U. S. V. , Member of Congress , Senator , and President of the United States of America. On the north face Krccted by bis Com rades ot the Society of the Army of the Cum berland. May 12 , IbbT. The erection of the statue was anthorl/ed at thu meeting ot the society at Chattanooga In IbM , and nine members were appointed to select the design and superintend its con struction. Tliu committee this mornlne paid over to the sculptor , Mr. Wind , S50,74S , in lull settlement of tils claim , ON Sl'OTTSVLVANIA'S FIELD. The Tablet In Memory of General ScdKuick Dedicated. Fr.itimcKsiitKi : : , Pa. , May 12. Visiting members ot the sixth army corps went trom hero this moining to Spottsylvania coint house to dedicate tliu tablet to the memory of the late Geneial Sedgwick. The following letter was read : KxT.ruTtvi : MANSION' , WASHINGTON , April 25. John Koueis , Ks < i. , iteoordlng Sec retary. My Dear Sir : 1 have to-day received an invitation on behalf of the Sedgwlck Mcmoilal association to attend on the 12th of May tlm next dedication ot the monument which shall mark the spot where Major- Gnti'.ual John Sedgwlck was killed , Tlm patriotic sentiment and devotion which erect among the busy throngs of lifu imposing monuments In memory of those who died in battle supply proof of that love and appreciation of our soldier dead , which is deeply IntercUIni ; as a part of our national life. But when the giound is marked and set apart where , In valorlous tights , the blood was .shed and the sacrllice of life was made which preserved ns a nation , a holy sin Ino Is elected , where all who lovu their country may devoutly wor ship. Klaborato shafts of marble fittingly remind us ol our soldier dead , and ot their bravery and patriotism. lint the touching servicn your association contemplates shall chasten all thoughts of them , by pointlm : out on the sacred grounds the spot where blood was brnvely sicd : and lltu was patriotically ottered up. With thanks to the association for their re membrance of me at this time , and regrettlm ; that otliclal duties will prevent mv accept ance of tlm invitation tendered me , I am , yours very truly. GnovKit CI.KVKI.AND. Letters weio also lead from the covernois of Connecticut , Virginia. Maryland , Penn sylvania , Ohio , Now Jersey , New i'ork and Massachusetts , and from Gen erals Sheridan , Sherman ami Keller. The memorial tablet was unveiled. Virginia Olllcc-Scokor * . WASHINGTON- , May 12. 1 Special Telegram to the IJiiK.J General W. II. T. Lee , member of congress elect from the neighboring Vir ginia congressional district , and nephew of the late Hubert E. Lee , Is guttinghls full dots of olllce-scekers. General Leo usually comes to the city on the train from Manassa , i each- ing hero at 0:47 : a. m. , and at that time thcro are from a dozen to lifty anxious Virginians at the gate with curds , letteis , etc. , seeking an early Intei\ie\v. General Leo listens to each , nnd when the letteis arc presented for bin endorsement ho usually signs his name. It Is said that his predecessor , Mr. Burbown , had 7.C-OJ applications pass through bin hands attei thu election of President Cleveland. Postal GhnuKfH. WASHINGTON , May 12. [ Special Tele gram to the Br.K.J The postoiricu at Meyers , Daw son county , has been discontinued. The mall goes to Jewell- John A. Itcst has beeu commissioned posv master at Axtell , Neb. Co in I m ; West to Live. WASIHSIHON , May 12. [ SpecialTelegram tothuBKK.I Dr. U. P. Culver Is about to leave Washlnctou for Lincoln , where ho pioposes to make his tuturu residence. Ho has two sons engaged m successful business there. Kxtr.t .Session Tallr. WASHINGTON , May 12. ( Special Telecram to the BIK.I The president Is not disposed to call c 'Uirress ' together In October. Up to last night he has not beeu advised by one .prominent member ot hli own party oi of any party that there are any conditions uxistjng in the country that tender Impera tive a aOiiiun of congress before the usual time. If at the close of the fiscal year the necessity lor an extra session should appear , the president , would , of course , not bo de terred by considerations of comfort and con venience to congressional tomlsts from ask ing them to return and assume their duties in the senate or house. Indignant Uakdole Citizens. OAKUAI.K , Neb. , May 12. [ Special to the BIE. : ] At a dubllc meeting held at the rink In this place May U , Mr. A. F. Howe was elected president , and W. 11. Hall secretary. By response to the call of the president for the object of the meeting , Dr. Council and addressed the meeting In a few well directed rcmaiks , after which he presented the follow ing resolutions : Whereas , An Insult to the citUenu of Oak- dale has been enacted , be it Kesolved. That we , the citizens of Oak- dale , Antelope county , Nub. , do hereby rec ommend thu adoption of the following reso lutions : U solvod. That the cltl/ens of Otkdalo here assembled at the rink do herebv con demn the banging of S. C. Fairchlld in I'lllgy. Busolved , That wo , the citizens of said village , do herebv consider that the above is a stigma and a disgrace to the law-abiding people of said place. Itesolved , 1'hat th ) people of our town con sider and know S. C' F.Urchlld to bo u law- nbldlng citl/en of our community , and that wo brand all such aets as low and Ignamlnl- ous. ous.All the above resolutions were unani mously adopted , and the meeting adjourned. Freaks or Lightning. Iloir > moK : , Neb. , May 12. [ Special Tele gram to thoBni : . ] About ? o'clock this mornIng - Ing , dutinc a rainstorm , lightning struck the residence of L. Brown on Grant street and shivered It Irom top to foundation. The fluid took possession of the entire structure , and while it left the house standing , so far as a residence Is concerned , It mlu'ht just as well have been burned. Mr. Brown and wife were in bed wnen the bolt fell , and It seems almost Incredible that they escaped with their lives. As It was , they were not the least Injured. About the same time a house in East Holdroj.ro was struck , but the dam age was slight. Soaking Hnins at Fremont. FKK.Mo.vr , Neb , , May 12. [ Special Tele gram to the IHi.l : : The long dry spell was broken by a good soaking rain to-day. Gar- ileus , lawns and all kinds of faim crops were suirerlnir. This magnificent rain will bo a gicat benefit. A Itig Contract liot. KArm Cirv , Dak. , May 12. [ Special Telegram to the Bnrc.J George W. Chad- wick to-day let the contract to William Scott for building a "V" flume for the Dakota Water Power company. The main flume will bo thirteen miles long , eight leet wide at the top , with an outlet in the reservoir at Itapld City. It Is designed tor the tians- portatlon of lumber , etc. The engineer's estimate of thu eost Is S100.C03. bcott boueht ftoui the Uanld City Boom company 1,500,000 logs now In the boom on liapld creek. The logs will bo used to furnish lumber for the flumes. Work on the construction will bn commenced at once. James C. Wilcoxen , of this plaeo , to-day was awarded the contract for fuinishing ties , bridge timbers , pllimr. etc. , for the ex tension of tlie Fiemont , Ktkhorn & Missouri Valley north of liapld City. Destructive Forest Fire. SANDWICH , Mass. , May 12. The forest fire that started yesterday afternoon is the largest and most disastrous over known on the cape. The 'tiro is twenty miles in length , its head being In Kast Falmouth , the point a few miles from Mashpe , thence a mile and a half to Sandwich , and again through Sagamon , Bourne and Focassett. The wind lias changed several times , bringing the flames very near these villages , causing considerable excite ment and anxiety. Residents of Bonnie have removed their household goods from thu r dwellings. It is reoorted to-night that two houses were burned at Monument Bench and ono at Pocassett , besides many others In the outskirts. Imbor Troubles in Chicago. CHICAGO , May 12. The following notice was posted in the Builders and Traders ex change tills morning ; "AH members of the Builders and Traders exchange now working men are requested to stop work atoncoand icport to tlio exchange committee. ( Signed ) Josni'ii DOWNIY : , President. Tlio members ot the exchange are not ex clusively builders , but include all brick and cornice manufacturers , looters , foundrymen and other Kindred manufactories. These men , according to orders of the board , will stop woik at once. It Is estimated that 10,000 men will be out of work from this cause alone , befoie night. The material men have agreed not to lurnlsh mateiial to non-union men. President Downey , of the Master Build ers' association , denied to-ntght that the lockout applied to employes of firms manu facturing builders' mateiial. Ho said the carpenters and painters would not be at- fected. They would bo given work right along unless a continuance of the brick layers' strike brou.'ht matters to a stand " still. The Hallway Conductors. Nr.w OKI.KANS , May 12. At the nine teenth annual session of the grand division ot the Order of Kallway Conductors , held in tills city to-day , It was announced that twenty-one now divisions had been formed since the last annual meeting and that tbG new members had been added to the order , which now has a total membership of 10 , ; > JO. A bill was presented providing for the licens- Ine of railroad engineers and conductors.and a committee to secure congressional action on the bill was appointed. Most of the session was taken up discusblng amendments to the constitution and insurance laws and resolu tions , all of which were referreil to appropri ate committees. The session of the conven tion will probably continue dining the pius- eut week. Iowa Druggists in Session. WATKIH.OO , la. , May 12. [ Special Tele gram to the BKK.I The State Pliarmaccntl- cal association Is holding Its annual meeting here. There Is a laiyo attendance of leading druggists of the state. The ollicers for the ensuing year are : President , W. C. Bryant , Cedar Falls ; vice president , Jerome Burbank. of Allison ; secretary , Dr. Itosa Upson , of .Mitrslialltown ; tieasurcr , C. 11. Ward , DCS Molncs. There was a very spirited discus sion to-day over the liquor question , a num ber of tliu druggists being In favor of peti tioning thu next legislature to talio the sale ot liquor out of their hands entirely , as so much odium has been cast upon the business by thu action of some lawless druggists. Texas Smugglers Indicted. SAN ANTONIO , Tex. , May 12. Colonel E. 1 * . Herd , ono of the most piomlncnt and wealthy citizens of this place , and Captain Georire Hedmond , weio indicted yesterday afternoon by the federal grand jury on the ground of conspiracy to defraud the govern ment of revenue. The Indictments are the outcome of wholesale smuggling trans actions on the Itio Grande uorder , which have been heretofoio published. Other prominent stockmen herohavebeen indicted , but as no arrests have been made yet their names have not been made public. Potter Ijenvcs Chicago. CHICAGO , May 12. [ Special Telecram to the HIK. : ] Mr. T. J. Potter severed his long connection with the Burlington road to-day and this morning he left for Omaha to as sume hU now duties as first vice president of thu Union Pacltic. 1'rlzc Stock Cremated. WoncKsruu. Mass. , May 12. The Maine barn , together with twenty-live head of prize Jersey stock and several hogs and sheep on the Nathaniel Thayer estate In Lancaster , was burned to-night. . Two other barns were Loss , 175,000. . RELICS OF FRENCH ROYALTY , First Day of the Sale of the Grown Towels in Paris. HOW THE AUCTION V/ENT OFF This Illg Now York Jewelry House of Xin'iiny Secures a Diamond Neck lace Some of the Other Ilargtiius. Frcnnh Crown Jcwcla Soli ! . [ Coj > vHulitll < S t > < jJMiir * < 7onJim JI < , mict.1 ( PAIIIH , ( via Havre ) May 12. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the BF.K.J 1'he sale of the crown jewels came oil tills after noon with gieat eclat at the Pavllllon tie Gloro of the 1'alals ilu Louvre. Un the hlsh platform ot the glass tlomc , stiirounded by a cilmson velvet canoi > y tiliniucd with cold , sparkled nil the jewels ot the French crown. M\vo hundred policemen stood nt Intervals watching the fiOO ladles and gentlemen who represented the public. Two hundred jewel ers occupied 200 arm chairs near the auction eer's pulpit , repiesentmg the most famous diamond houses of the world. The c/ar , the sultan of Turkey , the emperor of China , Kaiser Wllhelm , the emperor of Austila , Queen Victoria , the kind's ot Italy. Belgium. Poituiral , Holland and Den mark ; the Comte tie Paris and the Orleans princes ; Uothsclilld , Blulchroder , Vander- bllts , Barings and the Uuke of Westminster all had their agents on hand ready to pick up anything that suited them. The Interior ot the pavllllou was tastefully decorated with red and gold velvet. The colling was hung with enormous blue and white cotton. On the walls were three magnificent specimens of Oobolln tapestry , bearing Hour do lys and the crests of the house of Bourbon. One of these tnpcsliics depicted the sacrifice of Iphegenia , which the few royalists present pointed out ironically as n parallel to the sacrifice ot tae crown jewels forced upon the French nation by M. Goblet's government. IMIKCAUriONS AGAINST 11O11IIKUY. Kvery possible precaution was taken to puaid against robbery , The largo vault diiectly underneath the Jewels was occupied by ten policemen. Telephones and electilc bell wires communicated with all paits of the hall and with grounds outside the building. Till : AUCTION' OPKNKD. At 2 o'clock M. Esorlbe , the commlssaro prlseur , with a stall of two experts Messers. Vanderheym and Bloche with six assistant auctioneers , took possession of the auction eer's platform.QM , Escribe , a venerable looking gentleman witli snow white hair , florid compaction , enow white military mustache , dressed in black , with a red rib bon of the Legion of 'Honor ' , brought uown every hammer with aloud whack and read tlio decree of President Grevy , authorizing the .sale and then announced the conditions of the sale , stipulating that purchase money must bo paid In forty-eight hours and 5 co uts ot the price paid In addition to cover ex penses of the sale. TIIK FIRST SALES. At twenty-two minutes past 3 M. Kscribe brought the Ivory rhammer down with an other loud whack and offered lot No. 1 for sale , consisting o-1 two diamond balls at tached to two silver hairpins. The two balls contained 324 diamonds , weighing 150 carats. This beautiful eplngles de collfuro had been often worn by Empress jCiigono. The lirbt oiler was 10,000 francs , at which price It was knocked down to M. Alfred Doutroulong , a jeweler of Lille , who Is believed to bo one of the agents of the Orleans princes. The hammer fell ex actly at forty-three ml nines past 2 , thus taking up eleven minutes. During the sale the two precious hairpins were handed about amonz those present , the jewelers , ono after the other , taking them In their llncors , holding the diamonds close to tno mouth , breathing on them and then gazing at them Intently trying to detect flaws. The second lot was two shoulder knots , made of 1,341 diamonds , 2b3 carats. These were passed round on a blue velvet tray , and after fifteen minutes lively bidding , knocked down to M. Doutroulong for 81,000 francs , also for the Orleans princes. Then lot No , 3 , epaulettes , 241 diamonds , 144 carats , was sold In about eight minutes to M. Boncaugh , who Is believed to rnnrcsent a syndicate from the London jewelers , for 20,100 francs. Tiiiinn SPLENDID HOSES. ' 1 he fourth lot , three splendid roses , made of 523 diamonds , 130 carats , was passed from hand to hand , about lifty jewelers breathing on them ono after another , scrutinizing each stone. Ono old man , witli strong Jewish features , breathed very violently Indeed on the da7zllng roses and afterward wiped them with a largo red and yellow silk hand kerchief. This operation , however , called forth the remonstrances of police officers and was not repeated. Those roses , after fourteen minutes' bidding , were sold to lioavant & Dopres , Paris jewelers , CJ duo d Esauttevllle , for 41,100 francs. General Chang Cha Tong , of the Chinese embassy , who was present at the sale In full Cninuso costume , made a bid for these roses , but not buy them. Lot 5 , a knot with two tassels composed of 2,4'1S diamonds weighing 137 cir its , sold to Schleslnger , jeweler , 9 rue Chauchat , Paris , for 42,200 francs. Lot fl , n diamond ring , was bought by M. Doutroulong for 10,100 francs. Lot 7 , a small crescent , was baught by Sehleslngor , a Paris Jeweler , for 21,400 francs. Lot 8 , a hair pin made of 477 diamonds weighing CO carats , was sold for 17,000 francs to M. Doutiouiong. Lot 9 , consisting of seven diamond stais , sold for' 3bOO francs to several liruis of Pari sian jewelers. TIII : TIPFANVS' runciiAsr. At half past live the tenth lot , consisting of a necklace of four rivieres , made of 22.J diamonds mends weighing 303 carats , was , after thltty- live minutes very spirited bidding , knocked down to the Paris representative of the Messrs. Tiffany of Xow York for 183,000 francs. This was beyond all comparison the finest lot of to-day's sale , and the auction ended to begin to-morrow afternoon. immediately after the sale I asked Tif fany's agent If he bought the necklace for any private buyer In Mow York or simply for the linn. Hereplied : "No , for the firm only. " I asked : "What do you think of the prices for which the jewels are selling ? " Ho answered : "Almost everything to-day went for SO per cent to 100 per cent moro than the intrinsic market value. The only lot that went at a reasonable price was the neck lace. " To-day's sale thus ended with the sale of the ten least valuable lots o the collection and tlm purchase money amounted over half a million francs. There are altogether forty-eight lots. Each geu will be sold separately. The sale will thus last ten days at least. A Very Sensational Experiment. [ Copyright ( & 37 , by Jama Cordon llenuctt. ] PAHIS , ( via Havre ) , May 12. [ New York Uerald Cable-Special to the UKK.-A | highly sensational hypnotic experiment was achieved in a prUato performance , yesterday at the Folles Oergare. The curUla rose and revealed Urge cugt of tbie * lion * . Slguor llacomettl , the lion tamer , then enters the aeo and makes the lions jump about and oar. Then a pretty young lady In a white Iress applies and Is hypnotised by M. ) o Torcy according to the methods of Dr. Charcot. Do Torcy and Ills lypnotlscd young lady enter the caire , the animals being kept In check by tlio lion amor. Do Torcy compels the young lady to all on the lions' backs and to place her head n a lion's mouth hold open for the purpose > y the lion tamer. ' 1 ho seance winds up by he young lady , who Is put in a rlsld , acute cataleptic state , resting with her head on o stool and her leet on another and the lions limping over her. One of the lions placed ts pans on the patient's thl h , and , catching n Its mouth a mccn of meat attached to a cord , thereby ( Irlng a pistol fastened to thereof roof of the caco. The lions all jumped about iid : roared furiously , and in the midst of the excitement De Torcy brings his pitlcnt out of the hypnotic trance and removes her from lie case. The prefect of police Ins not yet allowed this performance to bo given In niblle , but the private performanro was so vociferously applauded tint Is bjlleved the restriction will soon be removed. A Congo Coon Christened. ISS7 III Jitmrjt ( lonlm ssni.s , May 12. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the UIK. : | For the first , imo In tills country a young nc ro from Jongo was christened yesterday by Bishop Vandonbcrgh In the chapel ot Archbishop Hie , of Mechlin. His original name , Wamba , was changed to Henri Leopold. The Queen of the Belgians stood godmother , lie I mil jecn brought here seven months ago and had already mastered the elements of Frencli and Belgian. The ceremony was very In teresting. Wamba wore a gold watch and chain presented to him by his godmother. Ho will henceforth servo as interpreter on toard of ships running from Antwerp to Congo. _ Rejected n Reduction , PARIS May 12. The cabinet to-day re jected the resolution of the budget commit tee of the chamber ot deputies for greater re ductions of the estimates and the ministers will now await the Issue of the dispute next Tuesday In the chamber of deputies. The action of the budget committee of the chamber of deputies > psterday in refusing to accept the proposal of Premier Goblet to re duce the go\ eminent estimates lflOOJ,000 francs on the ground that still gieater econo mies were demanded , is now believed to con stitute a complete rupture between the cabi net and the committee. The whole matter will bo referred to the chamber of deputies for action. The newspapers regard a cabinet crisis possible. Franco and Germany. PAHIS , May 11. The government has closed the envelope "factory atMarlansvllle , near Turnervllle , the uroperty of a German named Schrnert/ , who employed men belong ing to the German Imperial army. The incident Is supposed to bo a prelude to other reprisals against Germans. La France de nounces Laboulovc , Fiench ambassador at St. Petersburg , for retaining a Prussian In his service as chasseur. Wants Aynol ) . VIKNNA , May 12. The report Is current here that the Russian minister at Tcheian 1 s trying to Induce the Persian government to liberate Ayoob Khan for whose sale keeping England pays a subsidy. Under Arms. VIENNA , May 12. Ono hundred and forty thousand Austrian soldiers are under arms In Dalmatla , prepared for a campaign. The Montciiengrin army Is ropoited ready for action also. BIsmurck'H Libel IJDW. BEBI.IN , May 12. The editor of the Frets- slngcr Xeltung has been sentenced to Imprls onmcnt for ono month for libeling Pilncc Bismaick's political character. Obituary. PAHIS , May IS. Jean Baptlsto Joseph Dicndonno Bousslngault , member of the In stitute , Is dead. Ho was eighty-live years old. I'arnnll StartH For London. DUIUJN , May 12. Parnell left Kingston this mottling lor London. Killed AVhilo Hunting. GAHI > IN : GIIOVI : , la. , May 12. [ Special Telegram to the Bii : : . ] On last Tuesday Montio Harris , the sixteen-year-old son of James Harris , living about twelve miles bouth of tills place , took his dog and gun and went squirrel hunting. The boy not return- In' ; , his lather and brother searched all day Wednesday , but without finding nny tiace of the missing boy. On their return homo Wednesday evening they found the dog and were tore alarmed than over. Early this morr ng the search was resumed , and In n short time the boy was found dead in the bed of a creel : a mile fioiu the house , shot in tlm left breast , and all ot his clothing on the upner part of his body burned oft. It Is sup posed that the boy accidentally shot himself while crossing the stream on a log , the faith ful dog slaying with him for twenty-four bouts and then \vertt tor help. A Mutual Insurance Collapse. DUIIIKJUK , la. , May 12. | Special Tele gram to the Hi'.i.I : Tlio Mutual Benefit association of this city , which has been In existence for the past six or seven years , ' at a meeting of directors to-day decided to close up Us atTalrs. The company had at one time over ! ! , COO members , but by withdrawals and lapses the number has dwindled down to less than 000. Since the company was organised It has paid out over Sfli.ouo in premiums on deaths and has now on hand about S20ouo , which will be distributed pro rata among the survivors.V. ; . G. Stewart was recommended for receiver by the stockholders. , Earlvillc Had No Knglnp. DumujuK , la. , Alay 12. [ Special Telegram to the BKI : . ] A supposed incendiary lire took place at Earlvillo between 11 -n. and 3 a. in. last night destroyed fifteen b sincss houses and dwellings , leaving nothing standing north of tlm railroad Hack except two dun ; and one hardware store. The loss Is SISO.WKJ ; Insurance , S7.ri,000. A strong wind was blowIng - Ing and the town had no btcam engine. Conductor Fatally Injured. Di'.s MOINKS , la. , May 12. [ Special Tcln- gram to the Bur. . ) This morning between 4 and 5 o'clock Conductor George Cooley , In charge of a mixed Hock Island train , was crushed and fatally Injured while setting out stock cars at the Hock Island stock yards west of the clt ) Ho was ono ot the best known conductor on tlm Hock Island road Gnu MOM In Convention , ST. Louis , May 12. The Western Gas Light association met In this city to-day and elected the following ollicers for the ensuing year : President , Kmorson McMillan , ui Columbus , O. ; first vlco president , George T. Itamsell , of Vincennes , Ind , ; second vice president , E. J. King , of Jacksonville , 111. ; secretary and treasurer , A. W. Littleton , ol Qulncy , HI. The next convention will beheld held in Chicago In May , Ibss. The Rio Grandn'iTAnnuul Statement. DCNVKR , May 12. The officers of the Denver ifcKio Grande railway to-day made public the earnings and expenditures of the road for the year ending December 21 , isyi which are as follows : Total earnings 80,738,077.47 ; expenses , ) M,223,416.GS ; nut earnings , 82.510,000.7' ) . High License For Michigan. LANSING , Mich. , May 13 , By a vote of 23 to 84 the house passed thu high license bll heretofore mentioned In tboso dispatches The general tax Is placed at 8500 , and on wholesale od retail ceUblithincuts at S6W O'lIHtUN IN QUUIU2C. lo MnkcB Another Kinging Speech For Opiiros-ird Ireland , Quinine , May 12. In his speech hero o-nlgfit O'Brien said ho had to express his icknowlcdqmcnts , not merely to his friends mt to his opponents , for the courtesy and air piny ho had received up to the present line. Hubeliovedth.it a good many preju- HOPS and misunderstandings which had orison \\lth tcfercnco to his visit were being Iready dispelled , anil expiessed conlidonco hat thu mote the subject was thrashed out ho more sevetelv every human and llbotty- ovlng man In Canada would condemn the onduct of Lord Linsdowne ; and more , they \ould rvcognl/u that his visit was the only iii'ams left to n\ert thu tot.il de struction of an entlie community of oppn MMl and cruelly \\rongcd tenant' ' . The rlsh people had not oiuht this qu.irrcl vtlth jord Lansdonnr. Ho had hlin < < ult forced It by making himself the champion and stand- ard-beaicro ; the uorst mid mosl inhuman class of tack-renters In lielaiid , rillssC1 * . ] "Tho Montieal lleiald ot to-dav. " he con- Inucd , "took up thu position , with which 1 to not for one moment < ] iurrcl , that tlio Canadian people would not take on the statement ol otheis the as oition that Lord Lansdowne was as black as ho was lalntod until the other side was henid tiotu. [ Invite or challenge Lord Lansdowne to answer or dispute a single tact which the Herald .savs should not bo accepted until ho las had an opportunity of doing this. " O'Brien continued ills address with an iloiiuent pcroiiitlon. predicting an early do- Ivcranru from landlordism In lielaiid and rom the curse and from abomination ot Dublin castle rule. Shut Out at Toronto. TouoNio , May 12. The city council met this afternoon , when the renting of St. An drew's hall for William O'Brien's lecture Tuesday was discussed. It was stated that ; ho council had Information that a breach of the peace would occur If O'Brien lectuieil In thathall , and the property owncis In the lo cality were afraid that their property would bo damaged. In these circum stances It was decided to refuse to allow the liall to be used for the lecture. Mulligan president of the loc.il branch of the National league , who was picscnt , intimated that ho would sulfor the damages. He also stated thai he had been refused the opeia house , thu Princess street link , the Shaw street rink and the p.ivilllon music hall. It Is doubtful It a hall In the city can bo piocuicd. Mavor llow.and sent -the following reply to O'Brien's telegram from Montteal of last night : "I cannot enoouiago you to come to Saturday's meeting. You are mis informed as to the facts , as you probably ha\o been as to the sentiments of our people here. A meeting uns not been called to demand the olllcial prohibition of your meetings , but to expiuss the opinion ot our citizens as to the propriety of your coming here at all. We understand your object in coming Is to attack the representative ol her majesty , nt present our guest , on peisonal grounds , as to the truth of which , as a matter of fact , wo neither can uor should bo called upon to jii't.'o. Our sense ot f.ilr play hero will not justify an attack- on a public platform of the gentleman , who , by reason ot the high otlice which lie holds , is not privileged to meet and answer his lic ensor in like manner. If you persist in coming , 1 shall atlord you the protection which the law allows , but 1 would advise you to accept the decision ot Satmday'ti meeting , which , 1 bnllevo , will represent the true sentiments of all classes in this city. [ Slgucdl W. II. HOWI.ANH , Mavor of Toronto. A Kick at Kingston. KINGSTON , Canada , May 12. | Special Telegram to the Bui : . [ This city is called the Derry of Canada. Just now It Is full of determined Orangemen. They are waiting to hear ofllclally that O'Brien Is coming and they will Hood tlm town with his opponents. In a letter to the Journal , James Marshall , a prominent locallst , hopes that those who do- slro the peace ot the city will see that O'Btlcn Is kept away. Lord Lansdowne , tlm rppiosentative of her gracious maiesty. Mr. Marshall says , cannot defend himself , but It thu government of a day will not do It thcro is loyaltv enough In Canad.i to protect him and his noble lady. Mi. Mar shall counsels those parties who would bring O'Bi ion to the city to beware In time. "Wo want to live In peace , " he says , "but peace witli honor. " Mr.Marshall also says that nil Oranzcmon In this section have been notified to bo in riMillnuss and that by aslmplo mc'sagu Im can fill the town and will at all hn7uuls preumt O'Brien tiom making an mldiexs. O'Brien is billed lor the IGtli inst. Moro Unfavorable Comment. LONDON , May 12. [ Special Cablegram to the Bin. : | The Dally Telegraph , comment ing on O'Brien's trip , says : "It the foitunes of Mr. O'Brien's tour arc correctly fore shadowed by the incidents of his landing wo may expect lively proceedings. The public intelligence of Canada ought to rebel against O'Brlon'fl Impudent prouagand.i , and if It does It Is quite possible the levolt may rise to an indignant height and lead to riotous col lisions. " The Standard this morning says : "Glad stone's speech Is so oxtuordinary that it is dlfllcult to rcgaid as serious thu utterances ot a statesman \\h i IMS been tin Ice premier. It will add fresh strength to tlio disaffected ele ments in Ireland and will lend impetus to the renewed struvglo against the uuthoiity ot civil government. It anything could in duce the Nationals not to yield in their ef- toitsto make unwritten laws supreme it would be thu opinion Mr. Gladstone has scon lit to deliver on the morality ot boycotting and his justification of that most cruel and tyiannlcal ot the league's methods. " The AtiKlo-IInytlun Question. SANTIAGO KK CUIIA , May 12. The British special commissioner leaclied hero direct from Port An Prince. The Anglo-Haytlen question lias been settled on thu basis lore- shadowed some time ago. President Solo mon paid in cash and gave bonds to tha British commissioner to the amount of SiW.OUO. It is claimed President Solomon not only paid the money willingly , hut expressed - pressed himself ns wholly satlslicd with thu amicable settlement ot thu claim. American1 * in Mexican I'rNons. TIT SON , A. T. , May 12. Tlio Citl/.on yes terday published a letter dated Soharlpa , Sonoia , Mexico , April 20 , signed G. D. Garcia. The writer says that ho is an Amer ican citi/cn ; that last Sunday he was ac costed by tlm prefect of tlio district win asked htm to vet < > tor him at thu election then being held. Gaicla refused on the ground ot bulng an American , and thu pre fect sent him to jail whuiu ho has been over since with scarcely any sustenance. Not Sentenced to IJnatli. Cirv oi' MKXICO , May 12. The Dearlo Olllcial denies tlio report publisl'pd ' here yes terday to the effect thatthuolliceis concerned In the Koealcs affair have been shot. Tlm denial ot execution by thu government organ creates a feeling of relief , as union ; Amer icans thcro is a sentiment that the punish ment of death awarded the olllceiti Is too severe. The FlHhorlcH , OTTAWA , May 12. Sir John McDonald , In reply to questions yesterday , said ho know nothing ot any proposal to suspend the op eration ot the lishtry protection licet. Xo answer has yet been received from tin. United States government to Salisbury's ul tcinato proposals tor ; i mixed commission to settle thu fisheries question. Kentucky Kc | > ul > llcniiH. Louisvu.i.r. , May 12. The republican state convention adjourned last night title completing the ticket by nominating W. II , Chllders , Miperlutoniient of public InstniC' tion , andT. J.Tinsley , register of the laud ollicu. Ilrlckninkerx On u Strike. CHICAGO , May W. Five hundred brick makers co-ployed at Pullman , HI , , struck .to dy. ' Hli WASN'T AFRAID OF COULD * Morisiui Takes the Stand" Before the Pa cific Investigating Commission , THE "WIZARD" CLOSE-MOUTHED. Ittmscl K.IKO lUniiiluod nnd i\lilblts : Jlcmnrknblo FortriMrulnem Con cerning Certain of TrnntinutloiiM. The Union IMclllo Nr.w YOIIK , May 12. Investigation before the I'icllic taltwuy commission opened to day wltti ( ! . P. Morosinl on the stand. Ho was ot thelirm of W.C. Connor \ Co.bankers and brokeis , In ism to ISV ) . Jay Gould and ins son George were also memliois ot the llriu. Witness knew nothing of thu books of the llrm. " 1 nevui asked Gould whore they v\uie , " said thu witness , "but Mr. Gould tes- Hied on the stand that lie knew nothing limn. Gould Is a man of few vvoids and ! lid not bother him about It. " ( Commissioner Anderson asked Moroaiul : 'Are you afruld ot Mr. Gould ? " , "lam not aliaid of anjthing. I tried In evorv wav in my power to Him the books , but tuver could. I know that Mr. Gould was a largo holder ot Union Pacific stock , which ho kept in his vault. 1 don't know that ho had made largn purchases of Kansas Paelllc stock just prior , o the consolidation. 1 don't remember that L signed the rutllicatlnn tor consolidation as i holder of over § 2,000.000 ot Kansas Pad llo stock. I owned no such stock. They HOIUO 1 me.s put stock In other people's hands for convenience , and that might have been the case In this matter. "When you say 'they , ' whom do you neanV" "I suppose Mr. Gould. " "Then when you say 'they , ' you mean Mr. Gould every time'1' "Mr. Gould and his tilemls who desired It foi their eonvenlenee. 1 signed tliu rutllica- ilon because 1 was told it was for tlio mutual inteiest ot the loads. " Kusscl Sage , who lias been a banker and broker lot over twenty yeais , was examined as to his book * kept from 1S8 to Ibso and hid cictica ! employes at that time. Ho said : " 1 made my hrst puielmse.s ofstock ol thu Union Pacllie In 1M/J or 1S7U , pa > Ing therefor 20 or .27 cunts , about 1,000 shares. 1 was lequested to servo as a dlieetor ot tin road because 1 was a lanrostoeUholdcr. " Sagu nioduccdtho iceord ol his dealings In Kansas Pacific stock and bonds from July , lt > 70 , to February , IbsO , and piomlsed a similar lecoid with ref erence to the St. Joseph As Western. Ho know of ( lie St. Louis pool In is.78und was inteiested in It to the extent of § 2,000,000. "I did this , " hu said , "to increa-o the value of Missouri Pacific bccuiltlos. " 1 think that 1 had no personal inteiest In the securities whleh weio exchanged toi the Si : , IOO.UOO con solidated bonds. 1 don't leuiember who owned the.se securities , but think that Gould was Interested In them. " Nathan Nllos , government director of the Union Pacllie foi thu year Ib7l > . swom thatlio eonsideied the consolidation of benefit to the Union Pacific. He knew nothing of an ar- langeiiient bv which Jay Gould was to take consolidated bonds In icttiin for other siicti- litles. On subjects where 1 was without In formation , 1 relied strongly on thu advice of my associate , deoigu B. Smith , of De.s Molnes , on the mattci of my action regard ing tlie consolidation. 1 remember having had no connection with reference to tlio mat ter save with tlie government directors. The government directors had a soporato organ- ! /atlon , of which 1 was chairman. Mi. Smyth , kept tliu minutes of the proceedings. 1 do not know where they me. Kussel Sage was recalled and questioned about the Dcnvor Pacltic stock held by him self and Gould as trustees. Sa-o said ho thought tlie 20Nfi , ! shares were In his vault at the safe deposit company's , but Commis sioner Anderson leminded him that they had been removed from the trust by a local action. In icsnect to this suit he could'not recall thu details. Hu even forgot that Dil lon and Holmes were counsel for the oppo sition instead ot , as hu stated , counsel for himself and Mi. Gould. In explanation of his torgutfulness he said hu always closed up business each night and began again next morninir , and honeo could not bo expected tn remember much about thu transactions o nincycai.s ago. In the duel capacity of stocknolderof tlm Kansas Paeltie and Union Pacific , hu signed the ratilicatlnn of the con solidation. Hu represented U,77 shares of stocks of thu foimer load and 15,000 shares of tliu latter. Adjourned. Secretary Vaii'H Successor. CHICAGO , May 12. Maivln M. Morse , who wes elected to succeed Secretary Vail , ar- ilved in the city this aft-inoon and signified ills willliuncss to acccut the position. Ho will assumn the duties ot the oillco Juno 1 , locating at llaitlord , in comnllancu with the clmitorot the association. The board of ro- vlevv finished its labors tiiis evening and now lias a clean docket for thu first timu in ton years. Although 101 cases wore passed upon , no impoitant issue was piesontud o.xcont the finally succcssful ollort to remove Secretary Vail. Nohraska and Iowa Weather. For Nebraska : Threatening weather and local rains , with local storms , winds shifting to eohlnr northwesterly. For Iowa : Threatening weather and local lain.s , with local storms , variable winds , cooler. For Kastorn Dakota : Threatening weather and local rains , witn local stoims , winds be coming colder , nutthwesterly. Iowa Quarantine. DKS MOINKS , la. , May 12. The state board ot health voted to rescind the quaiautlna against Illinois calves mid stock cattle. If continued by the goveinor anil executive council a proclamation will be made. Itlulno Hooked For llurope. Niw : YOHK , May 12. Ulalno will sail Juno 8 for Kurop e. I'ollco News. Oilicer Sliunahan caught Frank Uisscr and E , Connull in the act of "going through" John Aplm , wiio was drunk , in nn alley last night. They took -f 10 from him. The ollieur then cautnrcd both and sent all threu to thu station. W. Wuluh assanltud Joe Colback last night and awaits Judge ; liorka's opinion of it to-day. Three mun fell into the cable line exca vation on Dodge street last night. Jim Coodc was tliu unlucky one. Hu cut his lacu and head badly , llo is healing up in the calaboose. le.lliuiicnt | Postage. Superintendent Platot the letter carriers , showed a Hii : : reporter yesterday a biindlo of suventy-livo letters , all of vvhicn had comu across the ocean. On none ol them had thu postage boon pre paid Consequently before delivery , double thu tegular postage must bo imid. Thu amount due on the bundle rofurred lo was about 5. This method of doing : business causes much extra work to tlio postal ollicials and causes a great deal ot delay "Hutch Honrj. " The 'Ire Kddios of No. 3 have secured a Mibslltutc for the lamented ' Kcno" : md have put him In active training. Hu was given to the company by ' Dutch llfiuy , " the well known oxpressman. The boys aupiccialu tliu gift very highly nnd intend to nuke thu new lira dog u notable character in the department. Without 11 The ease wf Mary Aiutcr , of Valley , ihurgud With nulling liquor without u 11- eiiiisu , was brought up yesterday in the county court , Mr. Snueral prosouut , *