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* * * * ' * * THET OMAHA DAILT BEE ; SUNDAY , DECEMBER ; 18 , 1887.-SIXTEEN PAGES , EQUIVOCATING ON THE TARIFF President Olovolnncl'o Monsago \ : Written to Please Now York. fc A PROTECTIONIST ASTONISHED. The Committee on Hulcs Dakota nnd the Democrats A Mormon Hellenic . Other Bits of GoKnlp From the Capital. Kinpty Hulls. WASHINGTON BunnAU TIM : OMAHA BRB , ) ] GUI FOUIITF.ESTII ST. , , V cc. 17. ' Ono could hear the echoes from his foot falls Iu any part of the cupltol to-day. Net- 1 thcr house of congress was In session and ' few members of the senate wcro about their Beats. Senator Allison was with the senate committee on finance , explaining his bill to prohibit undervaluations In Imports , while Mr. Dorsey , of Nebraska , was paying n visit to S | > cakcr Carlisle , who was in his private room fixing up his committees. The speaker nnd Mr. Dorsey are the wannest' personal friends. They have lived nt the same hotel for two or three ycarsoften , go to tlio theater , nnd their wives hold joint receptions. TIIK SrCAKBIl'O I'KHI'I.U.VITV. Speaker Carlisle is tlio busiest man In Washington. -ould not seem u very hard thine for ono to do , this making up of about forty committees , " in view of his long expe rience nnd personal acquaintance , but when .one reflects that ho has 4'i.j men to select 'from nnd that nearly everyone is asking for places of aspccillo nature , and thousands of ' outside iwoplo nro writing , wiring and going to him personally , nnd that ho must take Into ' consideration most of these requests nnd sug- BCstlons , it will bo seen that ho has much to conjure over. He said to day that ho would announce the committee on rules when the liouso meets on Monday , and it is understood that it will contist of the speaker as chair man , which is usual , and Messrs. Randall of ' Pennsylvania. Mills of Texas , Reed of Maine , and Connor of Illinois. ' coxnnr.ssioNAi. roiincAST. When the committee is announced there CVmay bo some squabbling over propositions .Which are to be presented to it for consldera- ' , tlon. The principal of the.se is the require- , 'lnent that the committee on appropriations c. shall make all of its report before March. pome members would reduce the time to the ' 1st or middle of February. This would , if I > 'adopted ' , enable the house to get all the np- / qpropriations out of the way and have r. clear deck for miscellaneous business by April , ut , , Jtho farthest. Heretofore the committee has j ' Jhcld buck Its report till May or Juno for tlw ' purpose of controlling legislation , ns bills from that committee have the right of way ' 'and can push all others off thu floor at any .time. It Is probable that after the commlttco nn rules is unxouuccd there will be a call of Iho states and territories for un introduction , Of bills. But there will bo no work of im portance by congress till after the holiday recess. The senate on Monday will un doubtedly concur in the Joint resolution passed yesterday by the house , providing for ? ndjouriimcnt for the holidays on Thursday , -l > thu li'id to Wednesday , January 4. DAKOTA AND STATUHOOl ) . , , ' , "Delegate Gifford said to mo this afternoon tlio effort which will bo made by the Dcmo- " crats in the house to admit Dakota as n whole . jto statehood , was born of bad faith and iV would avail nothing. "Wo prefer to stay out of the union , " said j' jhc , "to coming In us u whole. Wo prefer di vision on nn cast and west line to statehood , because thcro is no sympathy botvyeeu the taorth and south portions of the territory. I presume the house will pass u bill to admit Iho whole territory as a state , but further " legislation by congress will bo required , ns .the democrats would not glvo us a complete .enabling act. Thu senate bill offered by Mr. . , Harrison in the last congress will again pass ' Wiat body , providing for division and the ad- fnissloti of the southern half , and I prcs'inlo " Iho thing will end there , ns the senate ought pot to bo a party to the imposition of the in- ' | ustico the democrats in the liouso propose. " ' T1IK DVIM'LYMALK LAND CASKS. , . . Secretary Lamar to-day rendered n dccis- Ion "in the case of Alvin Dye vs Lenno E. .SPlyniule , involving a quarter section of land 'in tlje Grand Island district. The decision of 'tto ' land commission is approved with ' . The secretary holds that the ndnnt should bo allowed to make new t'ideation. ; her filing having expired , she bo permitted to submit such proof , show- compliance with the law , within sixty \ after notice of the decision. TUB I'HKSIDKNT AND TIIK TAHIFF. President Cleveland is straddling tlio tariff rjuostion. A deinocraticmeinber of congress , who represents a tariff protection district , fcvent to him to-day nnd pointed out why ho Could not vote for the rail leal reforms recom- znendcd In the message to congress. Ho COultl not , ho said , vote for free wool. The president was a good deal exercised at the Interpretation made of his language and tak ing out his message , informed the member that thcro was nothing in it which contemPlated - \ Plated free wool or free anything else , that r only "tariff reform" was Intended , nnd , that nothing very radical was expected. The hrcsldcnt said that ho had been almost forced By the people in New York to write the mcs- .Bttge ho sent to congress , nud that if the party r Under the dome would pass any kind of a t tariff bill it would satisfy him. The member was very much astonished at thu president's i Apology and explanation. THIS CUUTA1N DIIOPS. Miss Lucy Horton , who exhibited symp- y.toms of insanliy nt a theatre on Tuesday night , was committed to the asylum this af- Jcrnoon. She Is suffering from emotional In- Insunity nnd was tukou over In thu police i .tunbukincc. \ UTAH MUST IICFOIIM HKI'.SELF. I I asked Representative Bynum of Indiana , .jibIs afternoon , whether ho believed the liouso " Would pass u bill admitting Utah to the union of states at this session. Mr. Bynum can . lvo u very good reflex of the sentiment of ho house , as ho is one of the most active in its party. Ho saidNo : , I do not think u Utah will come into the union of states for f probably a number of years , and I will toll , you why. The demand for admission to state- need is inudo by tlio Mormons , and thcro is Behind It a deep laid Mormon trick. I have fjio doubt the Mormons would very readily consent to have a provision in their constitu tion declaring polygamy to bo a crime and ! ' . nrohUiHlng.lt In the state , but they very well Itnow that suoh a provision In the constitu tion , unless it is backed by moral sentiment nnd force , would bo perfectly idle , und with out effect , A constitutional provision is not self-acting or self-enforcing. .A state coiihti- tutiou cannot fix a penalty fora crime , Thcro must bo enactments by the state legislature. Of course , ufter Utah became a state , al though it declared in its constitution ngulnst polygamy the legislature uud affairs ofthostato wcuUr bo in the liand.s of Mor mons nnd polygamlsts and they would refuse rfto pass laws to1 carry out thu provision in , thpir constitution. Tills would make all th6 requirements and provisions of congress n "dead letter. Utah must pnrgo herstlf of her tins before she can hope to bo u state. She must show that she is able to reform herself and means to bo fitter as a state than a terri tory before'I would bo willing to vote for her change of condition. " At'this point iu the conversation Mr. Brookenrldge , of Kentucky , who is ono of > the oldest and most Influential democrats iu the house , was asked by Mr. Bynum if ho did not take the same view of the .situation. Mr. Breekenridgo said : "You are right in your diagnosis of the case. There Is just one vruy to overcome the objection , nnd that is for congress to adopt Randolph Tucker's pro posed amendment to the constitution of the United States making polygamy n < * Crime in any part of the unhn and giving the federal government and courts jurisdiction. This will enable the r government to fix the penalty and enforce the Jaw , " * To this Mr. Bynum replied : "Tlio sugges tion not only meets my approval , nnd 1 have i 90 doubt it would bo indorsed by the majority Q ( the liouso. but I urn afraid if this provision jnu. made , Utah would not agree to come lute thu union of states. " SMALLTALK. Mi's , Bolva A. Lockwootl says It Is not likely that her new party wjll put.a ticket' in tlio field. Its principles are similar to those of the George party , abd-shy docs not wanttc Interfere with that. A meeting is to bo held 1 in Februnry. ' N" Mrs. Cleveland lias sixsnttbeveaU nulotlj t the wh lie house. No giiesU are visiting her nud none are expected. Tlio lady pf the white house Is resting In.anticipation of the busy oftlcinl social season. The president nnd Mrs. Cleveland will likely attend the Baltimore charity bull on the evening of the yth of January. Ruprcftenlntlvo Glover , of Missouri , an nounces that ho will Introduce n bill author izing government supervision of the tele graph system through the Inter-Blnto com merce commission. This is what the tele graph companies want , ns it will practically be no supervision at nil. Some three years since the secretary of the interior referred to the court of claims thu case of Vann and Adnir ngalnst the Osage nation , being n claim of ? tSOl)00 for nllcgod attorney services In defeating the ratification by the senate of what was known as the O agc-Sturgcs treaty of ISOS. These parties charged n fee of p tO,000 for their services and received fiO.UOO on account , claiming the balance of llbOK)0. ( ) The court of claims has decided the case in favor of the Osaijo na tion , holding that the attorneys had already received sufficient remuneration and that further payment for such services was against public policy , The Interesting fact wns developed In the cnse that the Osagcs nre probably the richest nation in the world. They number about 1,600 persons , own 1,000.- 000 acres of valuable land In thu Indian tcirl- lory and have over fO.OOO.OUO to their credit In the treasury on which they receive 5 per cent interest. Besides this they have n good claim of over half n million against the United Stnles for tlio proceeds of Osugo ceded lauds. l'inur : S. HKATII. Denver and the Southern I'nclllu. WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. The hearing of the cnse of John H. nnd H. H. Martin , of Denver , ngalnst the Southern Pacific railway com pany nnd the roads controlled by It , alleging violation of the long and short haul clause of the inter-state commerce law , was continued by the Inter-state commerce commission this morning. Klmbal , general freight agent of the Union Pacific road , and W. G. Clements , admitted that greater fi'cight rates wcro charged between San Fr.iuclsco and Denver 'than between San Francisco and Omaha , and Justified it orrDfio ground that the Cana dian Pacific company being a competitor for tlio business to Missouri river points , com pelled the Union Pacific to make a reduction in favor of these points. Tlio Canadian Pa- ciilo being without the Jurisdiction of the commission , the defendants claim that , un der the circumstances , there hns been no violation-of the law. Martin. In hi.s testi mony , stated that the discrimination wns made in the interest of Kansas City. I'cn.sloiiM iKBiied. WASHINGTON" , Dec. 10. [ Special Telegram to the Br.i : . ] The following pensions wcra granted Ncbraskatis to-day : Mexican war Henry Rex , Liberty. Increase Lorenzo D. Wood , Johnstown. Pensions for lowans : Minors of Vincent Crabb , Collins ; widow of William Judd , Drcsco ; Margaret , widow of John Delven , Oakland Mills ; Martha A. " , widow of John K. Bennett , Leon. Mexican war Elvira , widow of John Slattcry , Viuton ; James A. Bailey , Bcnton Port. Original Robert Pat ten , Newton. Increase Isaac Merritt , Vcron ; Charles Harrison , Cromwell : Will iam Noyes , Mondamin ; Nathan Remington , Webster City ; Abrain R. Parish , Hills- borough ; Edward Coulter , Cedar Rapids ; James W. Bailey , Sheldon ; John Diehl , Os- ceola. Reissue Elliott McDowell , Angus. Restoration and increase Albert Bersby , DCS Moincs. Army News. WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. [ Special Telegram to the BEK. ] The extension of leave of ab- scnco granted Lieutenant Colonel George H. Forsyth , Fourth cavalry , October C , has been further extended seven days. The president has accepted the resignation of First Lieutenant Charles F. Roe , to take effect January 31 , 1SS3. Samuel R. Broadbcnt and Henry W. Weis- cadhts os the fourth class , United States mil itary academy , have resigned General Qrdcr No. 77 , issued yesterday , modifies the limits of that portion of the mll- ttiry reservation of Ft. Totten , Dak. , lyingi within the Devil's Luke Indian reservation. Captain Victor Briuret. assistant surgeon , now on sick leave , is relieved from further duty in the department of Dakota , Ten colored infantry recruits are ordered for assignment to the Twenty-fourth infantry. Tlio leave of absence granted , on account of sickness , to Second Lieutenant Robert G. Proctor , Fifth artillery , October 15 , is fur ther extended two mouths. Thirty recruits luivo been ordered to the Department of the Missouri for assignment to the Twenty-second infantry. A Decision By Miildrow. WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. 'Acting Secretary Muldrow , In response to a letter of inquiry from the commissioners of Indian affairs , has decided that under the provision of the allot ment act confirming to religious societies or other organization's occupation of laud for their use for religious or educational work among the Indians , they may have not to ox eeed 100 acres In each tract at various loca tions occupied by them ut the date of the act , or such less quantity as the necessities of their work may.requiro. He also holds that thcro is nothing in law prohibiting the de partment from setting aside for the tom- [ wrary use of such societies or organizations not to exceed 100 acres on Indian reserva tions for the purpose specified , though they niajTmay not have been iu occupancy of laud at the date of the passage of the act. This occupancy , however , is made subject to the ] > lcaffcrc of thu department. A Dinner to Ksmoiide nnd O'Connor. WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. Senator McPhcr- son , of New Jersey , gave a dinner to-night in honor of Sir Thomas G rattan Esmondo and Mr. Arthur O'Connor. The other guests wcro Secretaries Latnar and' Whitney , Colonel Lament , Senators Iiigulls , Hawley. Beck and ICenna , and Speaker Carlisle and Representatives Brcckcuridgo , Collins , Mc- Adoo und Springer. IllKulns * Successor. WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. Secretary Fairchild - child has decided to appoint Perry C. Smith , of Now Jersey , as chief of the appointment division of the treasury department In place of Eugene Biggins , resigned. Smith is a cousin of tlio secretary , and at present holds the position of disbursing clerk of the post office department. Acting Secretary ol' Wnr. WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. The president has designated Brigadier General MacFcoly commissiary general of subsistence , to net ns secretary of war , during the absence of Sec retary Endicott. Postal Changes. WASHINGTON , Dec. 17. Carl W. Scim was tp-day appointed postmaster at Willlngford , Emmet county , la. , vice Edmund M. Kries , resigned. A postoftlco has been established at Poson , Howard county , and Adam Lcrkowski up- pointed postmaster. ABIG DKAU Dakota Tin Mines Sold lo nn Kngllsh Syndicate. RAI-ID Cirv , D.ik. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele gram to the BUG. ] Captain David Cook left last night for London , having 'Just consum mated a purchase , of the Steven Tin Mining company's property for nn English syndicate , The price paid is unknown but W3.000 has changed hands so far. The property is in the HHi City mining district , twenty miles from Rapid City. Cook will return In March and superintend the erection of largo reduction works. A smelter will probably bo orcctci ! here. An Illinois Man Drowned. Giicr.Nvii.i.1 ! , Mass. , Doc. 17. Thomas Fitzgerald , who came hero from El Paso , 111 , a few days ago to work on the government fleet near here , was drowned to-day. Bennett Beaten. Piiovinuxcc , R. I. , Dec. 17-Ira Payne to day completed his COO shots , fifty yards dis tance , with a pistol , making a grand totnl o ; S.2T9 out of a possible 0,000. or 107 more thai F. , E. Bcunott recently made. Board of Equalization. ' . The members of .the city council met lasi nlght'as a/board of equalization. Voryllttli business was transacted. THE : LABOH FKDEHATION. Final Adjournment Token After the Adoption or Important Resolutions. BALTIMOIU : , Dec , 17. The convention of the American Federation of Labor this morn ing took up the consideration of the re | > ort of the committee on resolutions. A resolution introduced by Mr. Block , delegate from the Baker's ' union , denouncing the actions of the police In various cities interfering with meet ings nnd the tendency of the authorities in some sections to curtail the constitutional rights of the people and Insisting that the spirit of anarchy a displayed by the authori ties should bo condemned by the working people , was the subject of n prolonged de bate. It was vigorously opposed , by a few conservative delegates , but was finally passed after the words "unlawful oppression" had been substituted for "anarchy. " A resolution was adopted advising the work- liismun to guard more carefully their con- stltutlmial rlphts nnd to foster a spirit of in dependent political action. The Blair edit- * catlonal bill was Indorsed. A protest against the reduction of the Internal reve nue tax on tobacco was approved , us wai nlso a protest against the proposed'extra dition treaty with Russia. Sympathy wns expressed with Ireland. An effort wns made to have tlio convention pass a resolution pro testing against nny reduction In the tariff on raw materials , but It was not successful. The eight hour bill now under consideration by congress was warmly endorsed , nnd ufter thu adoption of a few minor measures , the convention adjourned sine die. - " . , ' j PAID FOU IHOII VANITV. One Woman llccovors n Verdict For Writing Another's Autoblrtjjrnphy. ' WATHUTOWN , N. Y. , Dee. 17. In the cir cuit court hero recently Abi Jackman , u young authoress , sued Mrs. Hnnnnh Perkins , aged about fifty-five years , for $1,500 , claimed for writing the hitter's life in the form of 'a ro mance to be published under Mrs. 'Perkins' name. Mrs. Perkins wished to rival Mari etta Holly , so that the impular author'could not walk by her "with her head up. " Tlio best lawyers of the county wore engaged on both sides , nnd the interest In the case was widespread. The jury rendered n verdict to day for the plaintiff for ? l,0as.75. ThB Vli'sliiln Dcht. RICHMOND , Va. , Dee. 17. The finance com mittee of the general assembly held a special meeting to-day to hear W. L. Royall , coun sel for the foreign bondholders , on the debt question. Royall asked that all notion in the coupon cases be suspended for thirty days. saying that during that time ho would use his best efforts to prevent any coupons being presented in payment for taxes ; ' that ho would go to London nnd endeavor toget the English bondholders to settle upon ternts satisfactory to the state , and if the bond holders refused to agree to his proposition ho would resign his position us counsel. The sentiment of the committee , as expressed by nnuy of the members , was that it would bo isoless for Royall to undertake any ncgotia- ioiis which departed form the principles of the RIddlcberger bill. A committee was up- jointed to prepare a resolution In relation to ho matter to be presented at a joint meeting of the committees. Tlio sub-committco nppointcd nt to-day's meeting has drafted a resolution to bo sub- nltted at Monday's meeting. The resolution s in effect that the governor bo authorized ami requested to direct the officers of state to suspend all proceedings ngalnst parties who have hitherto tendered coupons for taxes until January 23 , provided the bondholders shall cease all attempts to force coupons into : ho treasury and will publish a circular suy- ng they will not sustain tax payers tendor- ng coupons for taxes in the Interium. The resolution concludes by declaring that the state will pay no more than the amount fixed by the Riddlcberger bill. An Embezzling Messenger Captured. ST. PAUL , Deo. 17. The young man ar rested in Springfield , 111 , , yesterday us Will- am Clark is without doubt John II. Webber , , ho embezzling express messenger of the Northern Pacific Express company. . .Webber disappeared from St. Paul , November 7. Tlio nmount which ho had stolen was then nn- lounccd as $5,000. Since then it has been earned that his thefts amounted to $33,071. 't is said that Webber wns accompanied by a , 'oung woman known as Carrie Dudley. To Protect Horse Importers. CHICAGO , Dec. 17. A meeting of horse- jrccders , held hero to-day , formulated n bill exempting importers from liability for past infractions of the tariff law as recently con strued , requiring duty upon all breeding ani mals not kept by the importer for his own uso. The amount of money involved is large. A committee was appointed to select a repre sentative to present the bill to congress and urge its passage. The "Weather To-day. For Nebraska : AVarmcr , followed by light rain or snow , light to fresh wiuds , becoming northwesterly nnd fresh to brisk. For Iowa : Slightly warmer , fair weather , followed by light rain or snow , light , to fresh southerly winds , increasing in force and be coming colder northwesterly on Monday. For Dakota : Snow in the northern portions tions , fair weather followed by snow in southern portion , wanner , followed by colder weather , light to fresh variable winds .be coming northerly. Sleeping Car Company Suit. CHICAGO , Dee. 17. An important bill in chancery was filed iu the United States circuit court hero to-day by the Pullman Palace Car company against the Wngnor Palace Car company and the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad to prevent in fringement of Pullman's patents on vestibule trains. Steel Works Closed. PiTtsnuiio , Dec. 17. The converting , blooming and rail departments of the Edgar Thompson steel works closed to-day. It is understood that the rail mills' suspension , is for an indefinite period , but , that ttq .other ' departments resume ufter annual 'rcp'airs. The shut down throws several thousand men Out of employment. Fast Time Acrostt the Ooenru Nr.w YOIIK , Dec. 17. The steamer Etruria , which reached Qucenstowu to-day , made , the fastest cast-bound trip on record , her time from New York to Fast net being six days nud two hours. Tlio same steamer hns tlio fastest west-bound record s'ix ) * . days five hours and thirty-four minutes. The Robinson Jury DisajfVees. BOSTON , Dec. 17' ' Thls.ovcniucj tlio jury in the trial of the noted Mr.s. Robinson , charged with the poisoning of her children , reported that they were unable to ngrco aud were discharged. i Fit nerd I of Mr * . Geticral.IHlslin. ; FOIIT McKiNxr.v/Dec. / 17. [ Special- Tele ( gram to thu BnK. ] The body of Mrs. Gen eral James Brlsbln , who died hero on Tues day morning last , has been temporarily itj- t erred at Buffalo. The funeral was the largest over seen in this part of the country. Voorhees on the Revenue. INDIANAPOLIS , Dec. 17. Senator Voorliecs in the course of an interview to-day , said lo ( should not favor any reduction of the tax on spirits. Ho might , however , bo willing to repeal the tax on tobacco , except cigars ant cigarettes. Voorhees says ho stands on the democratic platform of 1SS and thinks Presl dent Cleveland has departed from It. In re ducing taxation , Senator Voorhces would en- ( leaver to guard the labor interests nitd pro teet thorn from competition with cheaply paid competitors. In alluding to free trade the senator said : "A great many people use the term free trade without knowing or caring what it moans , Free trade means no tariff tax ; ft means abandonment of custom houses and resort to dlreet taxation of the states Under such a system Indiana's proix > rtioi would bo 19,000,000 or 110,000,000 a year , I don't think anybody wants to try tho.oxperi mcnt iu this or any other stato. " t , Internal Kcvenuo Collections. Mr. Ballentine , the internal revenue col .lector , took in | 7S00.03 , for the Ualtcd.Statc ' coffers yesterday , . . ' . . . . ? HE IS NOT TlltTJEV , BROWNS , * The Now York Man a Victim of Mistaken Identity. MASONIC DOIN&S AT HASTINGS. i t J A Farmer's Deliberate Suicide Fire at Tecnmneh-rtt lown Grave llohbcrn IndloUKl A Won- Meteor. - | , Sorvls Is Ndt'-'BrnwiiH. " CKNTIIAL CITTT , Neb. , Dee. 17. [ Spocliil Telegram to the lien. ] Scrvls , brought hero > y Plnkorton's dotcctlvc , proves to bo not ho man wanted. Tne-partlcs where Browns topped when hero say u mistake hns been undo , and a great many people who know Browns saw-tho man Scrvis to-day nnd nro onlldeut no Is not Browns. The man who cashed the draft was it tall , quite beavy-Hct nan , nnd Sorvis Is under medium height nnd veighs about 10 ! ! pounds. .Everybody admits i resemblance between the two faeos , but ho difference In height nnd build Is BO striking that there Is little doubt that Scrvis s not the person wanted. A Press Club Organized. NcmiASKA CITV , Neb" , Dee. 17. [ Special o the Bun. ] A number of newspaper men representing all the local and n largo number of metropolitan papers , met last evening nt ho Press ofllco and formally organized the Nebraska City Press club. The following ofllecrs wcro elected : President , H. L. "Wood ; vice president , Charles Copcnlmvrcj secretary , A. G. Agnew ; treasurer , E. U. Darnell. The club starts out with n good nembership and bright prospects , nnd with ho encouragement of the best citizens of Nebraska City. Elegant club rooms hiwo becu obtained. The High Priests of Masonry. HASTINGS , Neb. , Dec. 17. At the session of he Grand Order of High Priesthood of the Masonic order of Nebraska ycstci-daya com mittee was appointed to draft appropriate resolutions of respect to the memory of H. J. Nicodemus , of Fremont , and Henry L. Strongof Kearney , who died since the last annual session. The following officers and ncmbcrs wcro elected : Albert Hastings of Lincoln , president ; James A. Tulloys , lied 21oud , vice president ; Frank E. Hullard , iforth Plattc , recorder ; James Tyler , 'Lin coln , master of ceremonies ; Frank E. Young , Ouster , conductor ; John D. Moore , 3 mud Island , herald ; Cliarles A. Holmes , rccumseh , steward. The following named gentlemen wore nd- nlttcd ! Hugh G. Clark , Omaha : CharlesM. A'illiams , Fremont ; Julius L. Young , recumseh ; Hurrous H. Begele , Beatrice ; Icnry D. Boyden , Grand Island ; Berca M. Willsoy , Blair ; Charles Bond , Crete ; Alvin S. Marsh , Rod Cloud ; Edwin C. AVcbstcr , rlustings ; John G. Frosser , Edgar ; Hobcrt E. French , Kearney ; William W. Wright , 3tue Springs ; John -F. Kutz , Plum Creek ; ruliusF. Halo , York tThomas G. Bees , Me- Cook , and George S.-Blshpp , Ashland. Fire at Teciunsch. TECUMSKH , Dec. 17.T-Special [ totho ; Bnn.J Last night at 8 otalook the house of G. Virosinan was burned 'down , catching flro 'rom the fluo. The furniture was nearly all saved. Loss , $1,000. * ; J' ' ( ' J. J. Taylor , groccr.nas'sold out to Messrs. Regnior & Sharp , of St. Joseph , Mo. , they paying nil the creditors. , , Perkins County Democrats. GIIANT , Neb. , Dec/17. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] The democrats of Perkins county met nt thisjiliica.tp-day to organize the party for the new1 i < 3unty. The demo- ; ratio majority In ttiotcoitnty is something like two hundred and cyouty-fivc. Said to Have Skipped. GIIAXT , Neb. , Dec. 17. [ Special Telegram : o the Bin. : ] D. H. Clark , town lot agent of the Lincoln Land company at Venango , Is said to have absconded. Ho leaves many fi fends sorrowing for his return in the sum of about § 1,000. 1,000.A A New Enterprise. NKIIIIASICA CITV , Neb. , Dec. 17. [ Special Telegram to the Bii : : . ] Pitz & Young , who opened a largo book bindery hero some time ago , will also commence the manufacture of [ > apcr on a largo scale on Monday and give employment to a number of men. They have Invested a large amount of capital iu the new enterprise. A Farmer Suicides. NKLIOH , Neb. , Dee. 17. Harvey W. Dan- nor , living on a homestead fifteen miles west of hero , came to town Thursday , purchased strychnine at ono of the drug stores , placed It in n glass of whisky and drank it down. Ho died an hour after , although physicians tried in vain to save him. Ho leaves n wife dying of cancer of the breast and six little children. Iowa Supreme Court Decisions. DBS MOINES , la. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele gram to the Bii : : . ] The supreme court rend ered the following decisions here to-day : John D. Moore vs. George Held nnd Thomas Bowman , appellants , and others , Boone district. Modified. State of Iowa , appellant , vs. Charles Col lins , DCS Moincs district. Ueversed. H. W. Templin & Co. , vs. Chicago , Bur- llngtcui & Quiney railroad ct al , appellants , Henry circuit. Reversed. Dowagay Manufacturing company , ap pellants , vs. G. C. Gibsou , Wright district. Alllrmcd. McCormlck Harvesting Machine company , apnollant , vs. Knut & Jacobson , Story disj trict. Reversed. W. J. Cantollon ct al , vs. the Dubuque & Northwestern Railroad company , appellants , Dubuque district. Opinion by Hoovers. Af- flrmcd , Attains taking no part. State of Iowa vs. Fred Ward , appellant , Woodbury district. Afllrmed , Jacob' Hinson Jr , 'appellant , vs. Sarah Bailey ct al , DCS Moincs district. Afllrmed. James Evnnstaff , appellant , vs. Louisa county , Louisa district. Affirmed. State of Iowa vs. John O'Brien , appellant , Chlckesaw district. Afllrmed. Charles Hull , appellant ; vs. Byron P. Balrd , Vanburcn Beck dissents. DCS Moincs Street Hallway company vs D.OS Moincs Broad Gauge Street Railway company. In a supplemental opinion the court Buys : "A petition for a rehearing has been llled in these cases and was fully argued at the last term. Wo have ro-oxninlned t'io case nnd conclude that the petition for a re hearing must bo ovcmijRd , , It Is proper , however , that wo shourd $ K > \ in order to prevent - vent any inlsconstructibn of our opinion , that It was not o'ur lufentfowtfllhold , uml it is not h'cld , that the crfy is precluded by the ordi nance under wliIch.'Alio.iplaintlff is acting .fromnvnlllngltself . of/nny , improved street railway to bo operatedbYHothcr , than animal power , if reasonably" necessary to meet the puljie wants. Wo did SOP ) regard such ques tion as iu the cases and on that wo expressed no opinion. " This endyioloug ) contest bo- twcen the rival street ? car companies of this eitv , giving to the old ( aarrpw gungo the ex clusive right to the > lrcets.it , was on till its franchise expires , so far us horse power is used. ' " . i > ' " A Minn on Fire. DBS MOIXKS , la. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele gram to the BEK. ] Mine Inspector Stout re turned to-day from Boonsboro , where ho had closed the Sherman inluo for violation ol the state law. Ho rojwrts.that the Milford mlno , near that place , is on fire from f pontn- neons combustion. At Just advices the tire had uotbecn controlled. An Iowa Man. Suicides. CHICAGO , 111. , Doc. 17. Levy H. Guyo , sup posed to bo u cattle dealer from Walnut , la. , was found dead in a room at the Dowllng house , 137 South Canal street , late last eve ning. Ho was dressed iu a light brown suit , over which was worn a black and gray mixed suit of blue and a white striped call/ * ) shirt .and no collar , button shoes and rubbers. .Ho came from the union depot yesterday mom In * , nnd crossed the .street to the Dowllng liouse. The proprietor noticed that ho was toll , probably six feet , slim , with sallow com plexion and light brown hair , cut short. Ho registered ns L. H. Guye , leaving vacant space In the residence column of the book. Ho gave his valise to the clerk null asked for a room , saying that ho was tired nnd would go to bed and sleep nwhlle. Ho left no order to bo called. Juot ns the clerk was ready to show him up stairs ho changed Ills mind und decided that ho would have breakfast before retiring. After a hearty incnl ho went up to his room. No ono went to the door of his room or near it throughout the day. About 9 o'clock hist evening the proprietor concluded it was time to call his lodger nnd sent the clerk to awaken him. No uifSwer came to heavy raps on the door. The clerk came back nnd half an hour later went up again. The failure of repeated at tempts nrouscd the landlord's ' suspicions nnd with the clerk and u man who happened to lie In the ofllre ho went to the door about 11 : ! ) and battered the door down. Guyo was found lying on the bed with h fearful wound In the mouth , dead nnd cold. By his side lav a Smith i % Wesson 83-cullbra double notion revolver. How long he had been dead no ono could tell. Though the hotel had been full of guests all day , no ono had heard n pistol report. A patrol wagon was summoned nnd the body taken to the morgue. From papers found upon him ho is supposed to bo a mem ber of 1C. of L. local assembly O.G.Vi nt Wal nut , la. On his person was found a ticket from 1'acitte Junction to Indlanoln , la. , nnd a memorandum book. In this under the date of December 10 , Is nn entry which may glvo the cause of Jhe suicide. It rends : " 1 want to say nt > w that I nm not guilty of everything I rm accused of. " The coroner was notified ottho finding of the body und an inquest will be held UMay. Tlio Ornvo Kobbers Indicted. DBS "MoiNES , In. , Dec. 17. [ Special Tele gram to the Ben. ] The three men who wcro caught In the act of grave robbery at Mitch- ellsvlilo yesterday were indicted to-day by the grand jury nnd as the evidence against them is very direct , itIt expected that they will bo sent to the penitentiary for the full extent of. the law. Public indignation against them runs very high. A Celestial A'isltor. GLEN-WOOD , la. , Dee. 17. [ Special to the BEE. ] A very brilKant meteor , which lighted up the country for quite nodistance , fell re cently in this .viehiity , with a report like n dull explosion. Tlio earth was perceptibly jarred.for some distance round. No trace of whore it struck has yet been found. The jar awakened numbers of people. Congressman Weaver's Father Dead. ATCUISON , Kan. , Dec. 17. A. Weaver , father of Congressman J. B. Weaver , of Iowa , and a pioneer of Michigan , Iowa nnd Kansas , died here to-day , aged eighty-four. Fire at Nortliwooil. Dus MOIXES , la..Dee. 17. Fire nt North- wood , Worth county , this morning destroyed business property valued nt $14,000. The principal losers nrc : J. M. Henderson , hard ware nnd saddlery , 5(1,000 ( ; Gordon & Emery , drugs and groceries , $3,500 ; Central hotel , Sl.SOO. Chicago PropnringFor tlie Convention CHICAGO , Dec. 17. Milward B. Adams , who for several years has been manager of Central Music hall and who has also had charge of Theodore Thomas' " business hero nnd managed many other important nmusc- nieiit enterprises , hns accepted the position of manager of the new auditorium which is now being built here and which' will be used for the first time when the republican na tional convention meets there in Juno. The auditorium will not be used for nmusemcnts until nbout a year from now. Adams leaves for Europe next week on business connected with the now enterprise. Given to the Jury. Pa. , Dee. 17. The case of Wil liam Showcm , who has been en trial for sev eral days , charged with having murdered his two grand children , was given to the jury to night. During the closing hours of the trial , Stephen Showers , son of the accused , testi fied in reference to letters which his father had written him from prison , asking him to swear falsely so as to clear the old man. The sou said he could not take n false oath even to save his own father's neck- The Irish National The following letter was seceived yester day by Thomas Fitzmorris from the treasurer of the Irish National league , acknowledging the receipt of the money collected in this city in behalf of the organization : DBTUOIT , Mich. , Dec.I. . Dear Sir : Your very welcome letler of tlio 9th instant is at hand with New York exchange for 81,240.70 , is at hand , which I have placed in the anti- coercion roll of honor fund. While noting with great pleasure the generous nnd timely contribution of $1,000 ( including above ) from the Hon. J. A. McShane , I trust you can fuvor mo with the names of the other sub scribers. We have a handsome certificate to send out and I believe our countrymen will preserve them ns a memento of the uneven struggle- . Hoping you will find an oppor tunity to convey my warmest wishes to all contributors , I remain very faithfully yours , ClIAUIiS : O'RKILLY , Treasurer I. N. L. of A. Mr. Fitzmorris states that ho has n litt of the names of all thfc subscribers to the fund nnd in compliance with Dr. Hellly's request will forward the same to him immediately. This afternoon tho'leaguo will hold a meet ing nt St. Philomcna's hull , Ninth and Howard strccty , at which M. V. Gannon , of Iowa , , will speak nnd J , T. Moriurty deliver a discourse on Grattnu. The subject of Fecur- ing the nwrt convention of the Irish Na'.Ionol Lenguoof America , for Omaha , will be dis cussed. , _ Articles of Incorporation. W. T. Pennlngtonwooii , David H. Walker , Harry H , Miller , Louie Nccso und Harry W. Hewitt , of Omahntnnd Abram A. Brubakor , of StuartNeb. . , filed articles of incorporation with the county clerk yesterday of "Tlio Self- Healing Sad Iron company , " with Omaha ns the principal place of business. The Orchard Hill Terrace Building associ ation is the title of nt > incorporation , tlio arti cles -of whieli wore also fllrd yesterday. The gciicral nature of the business to bo transac ted by the association Is the acquirement and salo.of real estate. The amount of capital stock Is lOfUOU.- . P. Davis , Henry Creigh- ton , David Kaufman und James A. Brown nro the fijcoijiorators. JMtectlyK ol' a iJonrd of Survey. A board of survey has been appointed to meet nt the headquarters of the department of the Platte , nt 10 o'clock a. in. , on Monday thu-19th > unt.'to'tonmlno into , report ujwn nnd fix the responsibility of the loss of cer tain publia'prdpcrjy for which Second Lieu tenant L. D. Creche , Seventh infantry , is accountable , ns.A. A. CJ.M and acting ordin ance officer at the Bellevue Kiilo range , dur ing , the pa > t target season. The detail are : Major Henry , Ninth . cavalry , inspector of rifle practice. "Major Baker , pay department , United States army. Second Lieutenant Kcnnon , Sixth infantry , aid-dc-camp. - To le Boomed lly Train. At a meeting of the Omaha Heal Estate Exchange held yesterday , the following reso lution was unanimously adopted : Unsolved , That the secretary , Mr. Cow herd , bo instructed to canvas * among the members of the board and also among the business men of Omaha generally , to secure subscriptions to the Sussex , New Brunswick Itccord , and thereby udvertlso and boom Omaha- through George Francis Train , its as sociate editor. Mr. Bemis is in receipt of a letter from Mr. Train , asking that cuts of the various public buildings bo sent to bo printed in con nection with an article in the Uecord boom ing Omaha. to Wed. Tlio following marriugo licenses rrcro granted by Judge McCullocU yesterday : ' ' Nome and residence. Atrc. ( Ignut * Altm ri , . Omaha. , . . . . . . . 2S 1 AtumUifich , Omaha . < . -'I j Win. Rosenberg , Omaha . . . . . . . . .20 ( Anna.Kovandcr . , Omuha , . . ' , . . . . < . . < . . .23 ' ' ' AN KNGINKEIUNO TIllUMl'11. The Iinst Spike Drtvrn In the Cali fornia ft Oregon Uallroad. ASHLAND , Ore. , Dec. 17. The California it Oregon railway was completed to-day. It af fords , for the first time , nil rail communica tion between the northern nud southern cities of the Pnciflo coast nnd places under control of ono railway corporation an un- broken'llne from New Orleans to Portland , Ore. , a distance of 3,000 miles. Special trains from Sail Francisco nnd Portland brought large numbers of prominent gentle- from both states to attend the ceremony. The party from Oregon included the governor nnd other state officers. Tlio California train was greeted along Its route by crowds of on. thuslastlc people. Leaving Redding for the north the heavy train was drawn up the steep approaches of the mountain by three engines , reaching Sisson this morning , -1,000 feet above the level of the sea and the base of Mount Shcstn , which rises 10,400 feet higher. From hero on the stupendous character of the engineering difficulties in the compassing of the Shasta range began to bo revealed. Ascending the Klamoth range the railway forms loops , the track itself rising in tiers , the roaa along this point traversing eighteen miles in accomplishing nn nlr line of six. During the forenoon the Sisklyou tunnel , 8,800 feet In length , wi\s traversed nnd its companion , 1,400 fcot In length , ulso was passed through. This last tunnel delayed the construction of the road two years. Arrived at Ashland , Mr. Crocker struck the blows which completed the rend and simultaneously fired cannon In Portland and San Francisco. After prayer by llov. F. ( ! . Strong Governor Pennoyer , of Oregon , spoke briefly. Deep Snow in 1'cnnsylvnnin , Kiunixo , Pa. , Dec. 17. The greatest snow of the year fell here this afternoon and nt 10 o'clock to-night In this city its depth was eighteen inches nnd It is still falling. The storm is general till over the eastern section of the state. The Death Uecord. CIIICAOO , Dec. 17. J. F. Studebaker , the youngest of tlio Studebaker Bros. , died this evening of inllamuinntton of the bowels. Powderly Still Improving. SCIIAXTOX , Dec. 17. Master Workman Powderly's condition continues to improve. CIIUIIGII'NOTICUS. COXOIIUUATIONAI * . First , Nineteenth and Davenport streets Hev A. F. Sherrill. D. D. , pastor. Services nt 10:80 : nnd 7 : ! ! 0 o'clock. Sunday school at noon. Church prayer meeting Wednesday evening. Y. P. S. C. E. prayer meeting Fri day evening. St. Mary's Avenue , St. Mary's nnd Twen ty-sixth avenues Kev. Wlllard Scott , pas tor. Services at 10 : ! ( ) and 7:30 : o'clock. Hun- day school at noon. Young people's choir In the evening. Y. S. I' . C. E. prayer meeting Monday evening. Church prayer meeting Wednesday evening. Bethlehem Chapel , Sixteenth nnd Hickory streets 1 lev. M. J. P. Tiling , pastor. Sun day school at 3 o'clock. Sowing school on Saturday , 10 a. in. Pnrkvalo Chapel , Twenty-ninth nnd Mar tha streets Mr. T. H. Taylor , superinten dent. Sunday school at 3 o'clock. Third , Nineteenth and Spruce streets Ilev. A. B. Pennitnan , pastor. Services at 10:30and : 7:30 : o'clock. Sunday school nt noon. Y. P. S. C. E. prayer meeting Sunday , 0:30 : p. m. Church prayer meeting Wednesday evening. Free .Evangelical German , Twelfth and Dorcas streets Her. F. II.V. . Brutchert , pastor. Services nt 10:80 : nnd 7:30 : o'clock. Sunday school ut 2:30 : o'clock. Prayer moot ing Wednesday evening. Cherry Hill , Central park addition Rev. J. A. Milligan. pastor. Services nt 11 and 7 o'clock. Sunday school at noon. Young people's meeting at 0 o'clock. Hillside , Omaha View Rev. II. C. Crane , pastor. Services at 10. : tO and 7:30 o'clock. Sunday school ut noon. Y. 1' . S. C. E. prayer meeting Sunday evening. Saratoga Ames avenue and Twenty-fifth street , Rev. J. A. Millipan , pastor. Sunday school at:30 : o'clock. Preaching service in the evening at 7 o'clock. Park Place , California nnd Thirtieth streets Rev. M. L. Holt , pastor. Services at 10:30 : and t7 o'clock. Sunday school at noon. First United , . Mii North Eighteenth street- Rev. E. B. Graham , pastor. Public worship nt 10:30 : a. in. nnd 7:30 : p. in. Sabbath school nt noon. Park Avenue United , corner of Parlc avo. nnd Grant streets Rev. .1. A. Henderson , pastor. Preaching by the pastor at 10:30 : a. in. nnd 7:30 : p. in. Sabbath school at noon. You are invited. Southwestern Presbyterian , corner of Twentieth and Lcavcnworty streets Rev. D. R. Kerr , pastor. Morning service nt 11 n. m. ; evening service , 7:30 : p. m. Sabbath school at noon. You nro invited. First German , on Eichtcenth nnd Cumlng strcels Rev. J. G. Schnible , pastor. Divine bcrvico nt 10:30 : n. m. nnd 7:30 : p. in. At ! i p. m. on Fourth nnd Center streets at the res idence of Max Boclnioko. Sabbath school at 1" m. Bible and prayer meeting every Wed nesday evening at. 7:30. : Germans are in vited. Strangers are welcome. North , Saundcrs street Rev. William R. Henderson , pastor. Services at 10:30 : and 7:30 : o'clock. Sabbath school at noon. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening nt 7:30 : p. m. Welsh , services hold at 055 North Twenty- eight streets. Sunday school at U:30p. : in. Praise service at 7:30 : p. in. Castollar Street , Sixteenth and Castollur streets Preaching at 11 a. in. nnd 7:30 : p. in. by the pastor , Rev. J. M. Wilson. Sunday school ut U p. m. Young people's union ut ( i:4.- : > . Westminster. Troicll's Hall. 2700 Leaven- worth street Preaching by the pastor , Rev. John Gordon , nt lOiiiUu. in. nnd 7:30 : p.m. Sunday school at 13 in. Hamilton Street Hamilton' street near Lowe avenue. Rev. AVilllain J. Palm , pastor. Sabbath school at 10:30 : a. m. and 7:30 : p. m. Sabbath school at 1m. . Wednesday prayer meeting at 7:30. : Ambler Place Rev. O. N. Lodge , pastor. Services at 3:30 : p. in. Sunday school at 3:30 : p. m. Central Unllod , 113 North Seventeenth street Rev. John Williamson , pastor. Ser vices at 10io : : a.m. and 7:30 : p.m. Young people's prayer meeting at 0:45 : on Sabbuth evenings. All are Invited. South Omaha , corner Twenty-fifth nnd Q streets Rev. G. N. Lodge , pastor. Services at 10:45 : a. in. Sunday school at 13 m. Presbyterian church , No. 1910 Lake street. Sabbath school at 3:30 : and prcachiug service ut4 p. m. First , corner DoJso nnd Seventeenth streets Rev. W. J. Hnrshn , pastor. Ser vice at 10:30 : and 7:4.r : ) . Young people's meet ing at 7. Sabbath school at 13 m. MliTIIOUIST. First , on Davenport street between Sev enteenth and Eighteenth Rev. T , M. House , pastor. Preaching at 10:30 : a. m. und 7 : 0 p. in. Sunday school at 3:30 : p. in. Scats free. All welcome. Services of Trinity will bo hold at the corner of Saundcrs and BInnc.v btrcots Preaching nt 10:30 : n. in. and 7:80 : p.m. Sunday fcoliool at 2:30 : p. m. Young people's meeting at 7:30 : ; p.crn. Alfred II. Henry , pastor. HnnscomP.trk-Corner Georgia and Woolworth - worth avenues. Preaching ut lOj J n , m. nnd 7:30 : by the pastor , Rev. O. M. Brown. ' Sunday school at 3:30 : p. m , Young people's meeting at 0:45 : p. in. South Tenth Street-Corner of Tenth and Pierce streets. Services at l'i:3 ' : > a. . m. und 7:30 : p. m. Sunday school at 2:30 : p in. Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at 7JO. : T. U. Clcndennlng , pastor. nCastollar Street M. E.-Corner Nineteenth and Castellar streets. Sunday school ut 10 a. m. . Preaching at U u. m. and 7:30 p. m. Prayer meeting on Thursday oveulng at 7:30. : W. F. Lowe , pastor. South Omaha M. K.-J. H. Eddlobudt , pas- tor. Preaching service every Sunday morn ing and oveiihig. All are cordially wel comed. Crelchton Avenue M. E. MUslpn Corner , Crelghton avenue and Twenty-seventh street. Preaching service every Sunday at 4 p. m. Sunday school at 10 a. iu. J. ( .M. Chambers , bUpcriatondeut. . ' . ' RANK AND FILE HARMONIOUS Blalno nnd Shormnn Factions Uulto For the Party's Good. FOSTER ELECTED PRESIDENT. Last Day's ScHslon of the Republican Club Convcntlon--Tlio Mnu From Maine Apparently in the Lend. Tlio Republican Clubs. New YOIIK , Dec. 17 , LSpOi'hil Tele gram to the Bun.1 The convention of re publican clubs broke up to-day In n blnzo of harmony. All the Blalno nud Sherman antipathies were burled in the election'of James P. Foster as head of the league after Chimney Depew had declined the candidacy and Colonel Snowdln had withdrawn from the contest. The latter was the champion pet forward by the Blaluo men but , llko Clmuncey Depew , ho" did not Intend to let himself bo'used by either faction , especially ns the Sherman men , after their failure to use Depow , had made up their minds' to knock out whoever was put up by the Maine men. Now that the convention is over it is more than nppurcnt that Blalno Is still the leniler of his party and will bo nominated without doubt. Ills name , all through the proceedings , was the signal for the wildest applause nnd the hall was not packed with tthoutcrs. The delegates worn for him by a largo majority , but the avowed purpose to forestall the duties of the nomi nating convention in Chicago prevented any overt act in his favor , but his friends did as they wished within these bounds nnd the delegates go back to their homes more than over assured that Blnlno Is the man. Evarts deserves great praise for the way he snubbed out tlio resolution ordering the senate to vote against Lumar's confirmation. Both demo crats mid republicans are pleased ut this , es pecially the latter , as it ia reported to-night that enough republicans had pledged them selves to vote for him to secure his confirma tion. Ni\v ; YOIIK , Dec. 17. The New York dole- gallon to the republican clubs convention met this morning and received Hie declination of Chnuncey M. Dcpcw for the presidency of of the National league , nnd nominated .lamps P. Foster , president 01 Iho New York repub lican club , for the position. Dopow's reason for declining tlio position was that it would bo impossible for him to give time to tlio work required. At the convention of republican clubs this morning James P. Foster of New York was unanimously elected presidentof the national league. At 13:50 : the convention adjourned sine die. Tlio meeting of the national exec utive committee will bo held this afternoon nt 2 o'clock. Foster , on ascending the platform , was warmly greeted. Ho stud : "We have an or ganization that will bring Into power or de feat the purposes of that great orgnnl/ntion that created it. Wo can doubt that the power of this great national league will either destroy or set up the candidate of republicanism. We are n power that will rule tlio elections , but if wo interfere with the old republican party wo wjll destroy it. It may take some time to make Now York republican , but wo can nt least cut down the democratic majorities. Wo will aid our uls ter states nnd give n fair vote to the south by which wo will establish republi can rule all over the country. I thank you ngaiu and predict a great victory in 18S8. 18S8.A A resolution by Howard N. Fuller , of Al bany , was tlio cause of much excitement. It rend as follows : "Resolved , That this convention of repub lican clubs of the United States , represent ing tlio universal sentiment nnd patri otic desire of the republicans of the United States , rom-csented by us. record its emphatic disapproval and' condemnation of President Cleveland's ' action in nominating L. Q. C. Laitiar for the supreme cours bench of the United States , nnd wo recommend that the republican mem bers of the United States hciuito vote against the confirmation of the same , " The resolution was tabled. Among the vice presidents selected by the different states nro : Illinois Judge D. Hiir- voy Palmer , of Chicago. Iowa Robert Fill- icrton , DCS Moincs. Wisconsin W. E. Gardner , Milwaukee. Members of the ex ecutive committee : Illinois William Tracy , [ own James S. Clarkbon , Nebraska R. W. Brcckonridgo. Wisconsin Robert M. Lafnlletto. After the convention adjourned the execu tive committee of the national league , twith whom was loft the nomination of u secretary and treasurer , appointed n sub-committco to uanio thc.se officers. The sub-committco consisted of J. S. Clnrkson , of Iowa , James P. Foster , of New York city , E. L. Brackctt , of Saratoga Springs. N. Y. , nnd E. W. Fox , of Washington. This committee ngrcod to leave the choice of the secretary to President Foster. It will decide upon n treasurer later. The BUb-committce.cstublishcd head quarters at the New York club rooms , und will hnvo n branch at the National Republi can club rooms iu Washington. The league will hold a convention in this city in March , when there will be present seven delegates from each stato. AVIilttler'H Klglitlcth Birthday. BOSTON , Dec. 17. The eightieth anni versary of the birth at the poet Whittler , was celebrated at his homo in Danvcrs to-day In an informal manner. Ho received a num ber of distinguished guests , among thorn being the governor and his stuff. ' Stc.'inibhip Ari'ivalH. KKW YOKK , Dec. 17 [ Special Telegram to TAI : Bun.l Arrived The Eider , from Bre men , Hie Ponuland , from Antwerp , uud the Adriatic , from Liverpool. - Banqueted Ills Kmployes. Mr. M. M. Marshall , president and man ager of the Omaha Barb Wire company , gave n most pleasant banquet and dance to hi.s em ployes last evening nt the Hotel Esmond. Tlio supper was served from 0 till 10 , and comprised nn elegant menu. After supper several short speeches wcro made. Mr. Mar shall , the first speaker , told of his three-fold object in giving the party : First , the social advantages of such a gathering ; second , to Increase the confidence between employer nnd employes ; third , to show his apprecia tion for their good work. Ho was followed by Cliarles Smith , the foreman , R. R. Over , the book-keeper. John Clark and George H. Sherlock , traveling salesmen , and a number of other cmplovcs. A dance followed , tlio Musical Union furnishing the music. Tlio Omaha Barb Wire pompany is nn example of the growth of enterprises in this city. Six vcar.s ago , the amount of barb wire manufac tured daily was wortli but $100. To-day they turn out over $4,000 worth dally , giving em ployment to a hundred men. Wood worth-Betty. Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Woodworth , who wcro married In Cincinnati con tlio 2Sth of last month , as recorded In the Ben , have returned from their honey-moon. Their marriage was celebrated under most auspicious circum stances and was graced by a number of happy nnd friendly remembrances In the way of valuable and useful presents , the offerings of friends of both the contracting parlies. Mr. Woodworth , like his brother , C. D. Wood- worth , Is well nnd favorably known In this community , nnd both himself nnd his brldo. formerly Mary J. Betty , of Cincinnati , will bo warmly welcomed by a largo roturio of friends. They are 'at homo at 2319 Ohio street. _ Building PcnnltH. The only building permit Issued yesterday from the oflicooT the superintendent build ings , was to II. Bcselln , granting him permission - mission to erect n two-fctory fnitno store and fiat on Patrick avenue near Twenty-fourth street , and is to cost ll/.KJJ. Arrested For Kmbe/zlcment , II. W. Hurled , a clerk in a cigar store on Cumlng street , was arrested , and Jailed list evening for pocketing a small sum ol mouey received frpia customers.