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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 10 , 1888 , NUMBER 215 A DISCREPANCY DISCOVERED , Detection of n , Costly Alteration In the Revised Statutes. TWO HUNDRED MILLION INVOLVED Tlio Senate PnssoH Ilic Otiinlm nnd Council IHnfTH HridKu Ilesolutlon Introduced Ily MitmlcrHon Dlekiiihon'H An Important Alteration. WASHINOTON UtmrtAU TUB OMAHA linn , ) ft 111 FOUIITIIKNTII STIir.KT , > WASHINGTON , D. C. , Jan. 18. ) An announcement was uintlo In the house to-dny which may lca < l to vnry important financial developments. Sornu tlmo ago Representative Plumb , of Illinois , who is u natlunal bunker , was examining thu laws in regard to Urn maturity of the outstanding bonds. Ho was Impressed with the language , of the revised statutes as they relate to the 4 per cents. It reads : "Payable at the pleasure of the United States lifter thirty year ? . " Mr. Plumb is over seventy-two years old , has long been a close observer of public affairs , and ho remembered that when the refunding net wns under discussion in congress in the spring and summer of 1870 the debates and comments and reports stated that the 4 per cents wore to bo redeemable at the pleasure of the United States for thirty j-cars from the date of issue. Instantly Mr. I'ltinib saw that there was something wrong , nr..l ho began an Investigation. Ho llrst went to the record room of the house of repre sentatives and found In the original bill the manuscript report from the conference com mittee and the Journal that the proposition , us it passed , authorized the issuance of $ a)0,000,000 ) of 5 tier cents , payable after ten years , tOMK)0XlO ( ) ( ' per cents , payable after fifteen years , and $1,000,000,00(1 ( in ( per cents , payable for thirty years after Issue. The bill ns It passed the senate , the report of the con ference committee and the journal thcro showed the phraseology to bo "for thirty years from date of issue.1' The original reports - , ports to the house and senate from the con ference committee disclosed , however , that the word "for , " had been erased and the word "after" inserted. Mr. Plumb went to the secretary of state , called for the original bill In manuscript , and found that it had boon nltercd to read "after" instead of "for. " The 4 per cents outstanding aggregate at this iimor : ; lr. < ; i , < . ) 'iO. Mr. Plumb says the fraud was deslgni-d to cost the govern incut over fc00,000,0iO ! ( extra interest , and to-day ho presented In the house a preamble setting forth briefly the features of these facts nnd asking for an investigation by u special committee. Mr. Hreekenridgo , of Kentucky , objected to the reference of the resolution to the committee on Judiciary or Its Immediate consideration , and so It went over. The 4 ] Hr cent bonds , under the law as it roads now , are duo in 1U07. As the law was passed they have been redeemable at the pleasure of the government , ever since their issue. They lire to-day worth ? 1.47. Inasmuch as these bonds were received in exchange for the old issue , by act approved July 14 , 1870 , it was a matter of many millions in favor of the bond holders to have the bill as it passed altered as it was. Mr. Plumb several days ago went to Senators Sherman and Kdmunds , who wore members of the conference committee which reported tho.blll to both houses , and which was passed linally under a suspension of the rules , and asked them what was their under standing at the tlmo us to the date of maturity of the 4 per cents. Neither could remember , as it was eighteen years ago that they had the matter under discussion .At ilrst Senator Kdmunds was of the imprcs- I Islon that the government would have to carry ( out the representations of the advertisement i ' it made whim it placed the bonds on the mur- 'ket. Then it was represented that they would I /not / fall duo until Ut07. Hut the senator took /Hovi'rul / days to look into the matter , and de cided that the government could not bo held for any damages which might accrue by a fraud to which It was not u party , and ad vised Mr. Plumb to go ahead with his inves tigation. If it can bo .shown that the bill was altered in the manner represented by Mr. Plumb and no one doubts it u bill will be passed nullifying the present law , which will make the 4 per cents duo nnd create a ncnsn- ' tion in the money market , besides solving the surplus question. THE OMAHA AND COtVC'lIi lll.t'Kr.S llltllinR. Tlio senate to-day passed the resolution introduced yesterday by Mr. Mandersnn , ou i.ng uHin | the secretary of war for lufor- iwiton relative to the consideration of the bl'idgo between Omaha and Council Hluffs , Which I mentioned last night and anticipated Would bo done to-day. CAUI.IM.I : AND fox. When the house met to-day Sunset Cox , speaker pro tcmpore , announced that it was with pleasure that ho could say that the con dition of Speaker Carlisle was very much im proved nnd that the prospects were that thu regular speakers would crowd him ( Cox ) out of the chair very soon , at which there was tremendous and prolonged applause. Cox was a good deal worried over the demonstra tion on the part of the house , ns ho wns tin- u'olo to discover whether the npplauso was over the announcement that Mr. Carlisle was recovering or the prospects that ho himself was going out of the chair. Tin : VIUSII > INT'S i-Acino H.UMIOAI > MHSSAOK. Friends of the president express a good aoal of disappointment over his recommenda tions on the refunding of the Pncillo railroad indebtedness. They had hopes that he would deal more harshly with the monopolies , but peoplj hero connected with the Pacific , in congress and the lobby , are quite well satis- lied with the president's message nnd say that the bill pending before the house com mittee on Pacitlo railroad ! ' , and introduced by Mr. Outhw.iito , will bo passed. The dem ocrats , who have no Interest In these rail , rewds , were in hopes that the president would come out in opposition 1o the'corporations nnd array himself with tin people. iuciiNMN ) A i.n n.v. riinsit , The new ixistmastor general starts hi ftonniwhut brash , Hesides designating a dis burslng officer for the department from Ills' town nnd state ho has designed the selection of a largo number of postmasters , and to-dn.v rewarded another of his personal friends b.v appointing him to u postmaster inspectorship , T'icklnspn Is known as a thoroughbred demo crat , and his friends boast that hoill have no respect for civil service reform and in tends to make a clean sweep , as far as prac ticable , hi the postoftleo service , cspociullj the railway mail service. A I'Aiu m- mini : IT.I > ISTIIIVN : * . T. Swuin Lutrobe , son of Mayor Lutrobo , of Haltimoro , and Frank 1C. Howard , an other prominent member of the Maryland > club , on a wager attempted to walk from Kultiinoro to this city , leaving the formci place at t:80o'clock ! : this morning. Therein : was covered with ice and slush. The .voting men had tholr trainers with them in buggies As the party were entering the easteri suburbs Latrobe fainted and was picked u | in an Insensible condition. Howard was 'M vards abend nnd pushed right on nnd tlnlshoi his wall : , completing It In hours and' " . minutes. It Is forty miles and the average was a little over llvo miles mi hour. , oi'KNi.Mi u1 OKI.UIOJU. As I stated some days ago , there Is goinu to bo a lively tight in the house in a shor tlmo over the proix > iUon to attach the western orn part of the Indian territory to "No Mnu'i Lund" and open it up to settlement under i territorial government as "Oklahoma. " A the mooting of the committee on terrltoriei to-day representatives of the rlvo civillzci tribes of Indians interested directly in tlili proposition were present to protest and asl for a hearing. The Indians are put ni ou tin defensive and declare they will light tin measureto Us rlnal passage , am then , should It boeunu ) a la\\ will resist'Us enforcements. The Creeks an now in council and will send representative to Join In the protest , Next Monday a weel ) aa3 been llxed upyu by tUt committee for t hearing of the Indians. Mr. Dorscy , who Is a member of the committee , says that very strong Influence will bo brought to bear to secure the passage of the bill and open that country to settlement. It comes from south ern Kansas and a portion of Missouri and Colorado that there Is not a little excitement over the prospects the bill has for passage. OMAIU'S XKW pi'in.ii ; nru.iii.Mi. Senator Manderson made an argument be fore the senate committee on public buildings and grounds in support of his bill making an appropriation for a new public building at Omaha. He made n masrnlflccnt argument , In which ho recited statistics of the growth of the city , the needs of the federal officers there and presented the endorsement of the treasury onicials hero and others connected with the government who befiovo the bill should pass. The senator mailo a good im pression and there Is no doubt of not only iv favorable report being rendered , but the passage - sago of the bill In the senate. Mr. McShuno Is u member of the house committee on public buildings and grounds and will undoubtedly see that the bill receives favorable consider ation in that body. A H.ui.mmi noL'Tn sKTTi.r.n. If the people of southern Dakota , who are fighting and quarreling over the route to betaken taken b.v the Duluth , Wulortown & Paoitlo railroad from Huron , knew what is being done to secure a crossing over the Missouri river they would rest In peace. The bill au thorizing thu company to construct a bridge over the river at Wheeler , In Charles Mix county , Is to be favorably rcjiortcd from the committee on commerce and will pass the house without dissent. There is no objection to it in the senate. This tells where the road crosses the river and corroborates the recent statement of the HII : : as to the route the road will take in going to Denver. Piiituv S. HEATH. Army NOWN. WASHINGTON , .Ian. 18. [ Special Telegram o the HKK. ] Lieutenant and Mrs. John M. Jarson , Jr. , left yesterday for Fort Leaven- worth , wncre they will spend a week , the : uests of Colonel T. V. and Mrs. Sumner , the parents of Mrs. Carson. From Leaven- worth they will proceed direct to Fort Heno , Indian territory , where Lieutenant Carson Is stationed. Colonel John S. Mason , Ninth Infantry , has been ordered to await retirement at this city at the expiration of his present leave of absence. Major Henry C. Hasbrook , Fourth artil lery , is relieved from duty as commandant of cadets at AVost Point February 1 and ordered to report to the lieutenant general for in structions. Major Hamilton S. Hawkins , Tenth in fantry , Is ordered to duty us commandant of cadets ut the military academy , relieving Major Hasbrook. A board of ofllcers has been ordered , to consist of Lieutenant Colonel John C. Hates , Thirteenth infantry ; Major George H. Sanford - ford , First cavalry : Major Henry C. Has- brook , Fourth urullery : Captain John T. Haskelf , Twenty-third infantry ; Captain John C. Oilman , Twenty-fourth infantry ; Captain Edward S. Godfrey , Seventh cav alry ; Captain James M. Lancaster , Third artillery , and First Lieutenant George An drews , adjutant , Twcnty-sixt infantry , re corder. The board will assemble in this city February 10 to prepare a system of cavalry , infantry and light artillery tactics for the use of the armies of the United States. _ NcbritHka and lown Pensions. WASHINGTON , Jan. 18. [ Special Telegram to the Hci : . ] Pensions were granted to the following Nebraskans to-day : Original Andrew M. Smith , Tobias ; John M. White , Cedar Hapids ; William H. Austin , darks ; Phillip Harperv David City ; Kuwait ! Nelson , Waterloo. Increase Hobert MoUrooui , Su perior ; John Knightly , Uuinbridge ; James M. Fowler , Auburn. Pensions for lowans : Original Isaac M. Condrii , Seymour ; Hyron C. Parsons , Hum- boldt ; Robert Howard. East Dos Moincs ; John M. Dansdlle. What Cheer ; Charles Ponder , Goldileld ; William H. Dunn , Mar- shalltown ; John Gorman , Mount Ayr. In crease Jeremiah G. Chambers , Druhcvillo ; Thomas D. Stuvtovant , Clarence ; George C. Paschal , Hodford ; Lev ! Stone , Sigoumey ; Josiah lillslmul , Farragut. Immar Sworn In. WASHINGTON , Jan. IS. The supreme court of the United States sat with u full bench to- to-day. Liimar reached the capitol a little after H this morning and proceeded to the Jus tice room of the supreme court , where the oath of ofllco ( ordinary modified oath ) was administered to him in private. The Judi cial oath was administered in public immedi ately after the session was opened. The small space reserved for the general public was crowded with strangers , but the space within the enclosure , reserved for the bar , contained not more than the usual num ber of lawyers. The chief Justice announced the llrst proceedings of the court would be reading of the commission of Lamar and thu administration of the oath. The commission was thereupon handed to the clerk , who read it , after which Lamar read Impress ively from manuscript the Judicial oath , as follows : " 1 , L. Q. C. Lamnr , do sol emnly swear that 1 will administer Justice without respect to persons and do equal right to the poor and to the rich , and that I will faithfully aad impartially discharge and per form all duties Incumbent on mo as associate Justice of the supreme court of the United Stutcs.uccording to the best of my ability ami understanding , agreeable to the constitution and laws of the United States , so help nu God. " Ho took the bible as he uttered tin. last word and pressed it to his lips. Ho was then clad In a lloxvingroba of glossj black silk , the court nnd assemblage arose , and tUo new Justice bowed to his associates and tnen'to the bar nnd public , and took hh seat in the chair of the Junior Justice ut tin extreme loft of the bench. Preserving Timber Lamln. WASHINGTON , Jan. 18. The committee or public lands reported a resolution calling 01 the secretary of the Interior for information as to what legislation is necessary for dis posul of public timber lands , so us to secun at the same time the preservation of natura forest lands at the headwaters of navigable rivers , and put within reach of settlers lega ! moans for providing themselves with timbei for building and domcstiopurposcs. Adopted Immigrant HIUOH. WASHINGTON , Jan. IS. The inter-stato commerce merco commission Issued a notice to-day ii the matter of inland transportation of immi grants from the i > ort of Now York. It order ed that inquiry bo instituted in respect ti the rates charged b.v the railroad companlci in transportation of immigrants from Nev York city to interior western jMiints , at tin public session of the commission bo huh February 7 , IbSS. Postal WASHINGTON , Jan. IS. [ Snecial Tolegran to the UBE. J The postofllco at Hamburg , Uci Willow county , was discontinued to-day. J postoftleo was established at Libbej , Ho : Hutto county , Mary Libbey , postmistress and at Sawyer , Flllmoro county , Aaron Hyrd postmaster. _ Speaker Carlisle' * Condition. AVSIIINGTON , Jan. IS. At 11 : ) . > this morn Ing Dr. Sewers stated to the Associated pros reiKirter that Speaker Carlisle rested vor ; well during the night , and awoke this morn ing considerably refreshed. Ho exprcssci the opinion that U would bo some time bcfor the speaker could resume his duties In con gross. _ _ Trafalgar IJIotcrs Sentenced. LONDON , Jan. IS. The trial of Graham member of parliament , and Humes , social istto leader , for participation In the riots nca Trafalgar square November lit , resulted ii the sentence of both to six weeks imprison incut without hard labor. Wallhull Officially Klecteil. JACKSONMiss. , Jan. IS. At the Joint so' ! slon of tlio two branches ofthe legWuUir to-day the election of E , Wulthull ' to. th . United Status senate was miulc'oiUcjul , ppnvpn VHA I t pT nnAitT T IPP SCENES ROM A STORM\ \ LIFE , Garibaldi's Autobiography Soon to Bo losuod In Florence. THE ESSENCE OF REPUBLICANISM ) cllncd to Itc n Profound Hatred ol' Tyranny and Falsehood An In- gciiuotiH Ijovcr A Slap at the Priesthood Tlio Hero of Cnprera. I0i | ; > i/rfu/il / 'SSS ' ifJIIIIM ( Ionian Hcnnttt. ' ] LONDON , Jan. 18. [ Now York Herald ! ablc-Speclul to the linn. ] Garibaldi's autobiography will soon bo issued in Florence entitled , "Lo MIc Memorie , " and I am In- 'ormcd thut soon afterwards the volumes vlll appear in English dress here. Tlio pre- 'acc ' is dated a short time ( July ! ) , 1SW ) , be- 'orc ho took the oath in tlio Italian purlin- ncnt , and it forms the key to the whole volume. In this preface occur phrases like his , translated very literally : "A topes- . .nous life composed of good and evil , like. I suppose , the major part of people's lives. * * * * I have the consciousness of hav ing always sought after good for myself and my fellow creatures. If I have done evil sometimes certainly it was involuntarily. * * * A hater of tyranny and falsehood , irofoumlly convinced that with them lies the Beginning of all the evil and corruption of the human race. * * * Heiico republi cans , this being the system of honest folks Lho normal system will bo in the ma jority , and consequently not impaired by violence or Imposture. * * * Tolerant erant and not exclusive , Incapable of im posing my republicanism on others by force. For example , UJKIH the English. If they are content with the government of Queen Vic toria and they may be content , for their government may consider itself a republic. A republican , but evermore convinced of the necessity of an honest tem porary dictatorship for those nations which , like France , Spain and Italy are victims of the most pernicious byzantism. " Some of tlio references to his family and childhood are line Instances of tender ex pression. For instance : "As to my mother , I assert with pride , she could servo as a model to nil mothers , and with this 1 think I have said all , Her tenderness for * mo was per haps excessive , but do I not owe it to her angelic character the little good that may bo found in minoJ * * * Although certainly not superstitious naturally In the most arduous moments of my agitated existence , when I have es caped from death at sea or from the grapeshot - shot of battle , I have seen before mo the kneeling figure of my loving mother bending before the Infinite to implore the life of tlio child of her bosom and I , although believing little in the power of prayer , was made hap pier , at least less unhappy. " Garibaldi was born at Nice , on the 4th of July , 1807 , a day which Americans may think appropriate to his patriotic and independent life. life.Ho Ho remarks of himself that ho had a kind heart , and , to prove it , says : "Having ono day found a grasshopper and brought it home , I broke u leg of the poor creature in hand ling it , which grieved mo so much tluit I shut myself up in my room and wept for sevural hours. Another time , accompanying a cousin of mine to shoot in the Vuro , I stopped at the edge of n deep pond where they used to leave hemp to souk and where there was u poor woman washing some clothes. I don't know who it was , but the woman fell into the water and was in danger of being drowned , although I wus very little and encumbered with my giuno-bag , plunged in and wus ublo to save her. " Of course Garibaldi must fall in love and ho is not nbovo this naivete of utterance. "I never hud thought of marriage and I thought myself unsulted for it because of my too independent nature and propensity towards an adventurous career. To huvo a wife and children seemed to mo nn entire contradiction in ono who had consecrated himself to a principle which , however excel lent , would not huvo permitted while vindi cating it with all the ardor with which I felt myself capable , to enjoy the quiet and sta bility necessary for tlio father of a family. Destiny decided otherwise. I had need of some human being who would love mo. Without such a ono near mo existence was becoming insupportable. Although not old I knew men well enough to know how difficult it is to find any real friend but a woman , yes , n woman , for I had always considered them the most perfect of beings , and , whatever men may say , it is Infinitely easier to llnd a really loving heart among them. "I wus walking on the quarter-deck of the Itaporlcn , wrapped fli my sad thoughts , and having reasoned the mutter in all ways finally concluded to seek a wife for myself who would draw mo out of this depressing and in supportable state of things. My glance fell , by chance , upon a little hill at the entrance of the lagula of St. Catherine in Hrazll on which are some simple but picturesque dwell ings. With the aid of my glass , which 1 habit ually held in niy hand on the quarter-deck I saw a young girl , I ordered the men to row ashore in thut direction and dis embarked and made for The honso which con tained the object of my voyage but could not lind It , when I encountered u person of the place whom I had known on my first arrival Ho invited mo to take con'ce at his house , Wo entered , and the lirst person on whom my guzo fell wus the ono who hud caused mj coming on shore. It was Anita , the mothci of my children , the companion of my life ii good and evil fortune. The woman whose courage I have so often desired. Wo both re mained In ecstatic silence gazing at cacl other like two persons who do not moot foi the first time nnd who see in each others Una incuts something which shull revive rcmem bruncc. At last I saluted her and snid : " 'You must bo mine. ' "I spoke but little Portuguese nnd spoke these audacious words in Italian. However , I seemed to have some magnetic power In mj Insolence. I had tied u knot which deutli alone could break. " How happy was this union nil the world knows. Upon his first sight of Rome ho draws thii picture : "Tho Rome which presented itself to mj Juvenile mind wus the Rome , not of the past , but of the future. The Rome of which I have never despaired. Shipwrecked , ulmostdying banished to the depths of un American forest thoregenerative _ thought of a great people , this was the dominating Idea of all tlio pasi nnd present. In short , Rome for mo was Italy ; I suw no Italy possible , except In thi compact union or federation of her scattcrci members. Rome is the symbol of Italy , put it in what form you may , and the most In fernul work of the papacy was that of keep ing It apart and separated from her morally nnd materially , " Garibaldi draws on affecting picture * of h ! ' position in buttle when ho was called uton ] ti fhoot Italians. " 'Terribo ] for mo was tha' ' 'Placed lo tUc altvrnutlve oJ layini down my arms or staining myself with the flood of my brethcrn. The soldiers of the nonnrchy hud no such scruples or I should rather say their leaders did. They counted upon my horror of civil war. I gave orders lot to fire and the order was obeyed by all nit n few llery youths on our right led by Mcnotti who , finding themselves charged , Charged nnd repulsed. I , who was between .he two lines , in order to prevent massacre , received the present of two balls , one In the eft hip and another In the ankle bone of the right foot. " U is strange that Gorabaldl , who drew so saintly a picture of his mother , could have come to so hate the priests of the Madonna , vet how bitter Is this picture : "The priest s the real scourge of God In Italy. He keeps i cowardly government In the most humill- itlng degradation nnd strengthens himself amidst the corruption and misery of the leople in France. He urges that unhappy nation to war and Spain , worse still , ho spurs on towards civil war , leading bunds of fanatics and spreading extermination every where. " Perhaps the most entertaining part of the volume is his sketch- his adventures in South America and his Staten Island resi dence , but these must be read In sequence and at length to be best appreciated. TIIK MiaUO HTAOK. "Cupid's Messenger" Played By Ama teur n For the Hem-lit of Charity. ICopj/r/irM / ISSdliy James Gordon llcnncn. ] LONDON , Jan. 18. [ Now York Herald Cable Special 'to the DDE. ] Hospital nurses nro very much to the fore. The queen gave them her Jubilee fund , Juntas S. Morgan and three other bankers subscribed for them J100K)0 ( ) last week , maiden ladles willed them fi'.OOO and this evening Cromwell house , the huge mansion opposite the colossal museum of na tional history , was ablaze with electricity , brilliant evening tolletts nnd n pri vate theatrical , all in aid of the same hospital nurses. Cromwell house is the residence the Dowager Lady Frcako and her son , Sir Thomas Froake , Hurt. , whoso daughter is fond of amateur theatricals and anxious to follow the ex amples of Mrs. Lungtry and Mrs. Potter. Tills Frcuke mansion is adapted to routs and crowds as well as to small and carlics and is noted among "tho Marlboro set" for hospitality and its excelling social reunions. The patrons of the charity favored to-night could have filled Covent Garden theater , such wus the demand for tickets , not only in Mayfalr and Helgravla , but also in Hi-ighton and suburban places. At the end of the immense drawing room , which wus remarkable for frescoes , the Hugo wus erected. Among the audience was the Marchioness Wntcrford Conynghnm , the Dowager Aborgavciiny , the Count esses of Eillngham , AVharnelift and Cottenham , the Ladies Harriet Dun- combe , Auckland , McClintock , Vcsey- Fitzgerald , Sir Theodore and Lady Martin , Helena Faucet , Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wilde , etc. , etc. Mr. W. C. A. Trollope , nephew of the late Anthony Trollope , wus stugo man ager. Ueforo the curtain j-oso the view of elab orate toilets and the display of gems was worthy n royal occasion. Mrs. Oscar Wilde , who now dominates a newspaper "tho lady world , " had perhapfj.tho most striking cos tume , ono of the early English style , composed of amber brown plush , Irish point lace , neck frill high , Grecian coiffure but no ornaments. While the auditors were surveying each other , Madame Do Lana , a. favorite pupil of the lamented List and a well known society amateur , resolved the piano intoanorchestrn. The curtain rose on Alfred C. Cahnouro's poetical play in ono act , called "Cupid's Messenger , " the author taking the leading role of ' Sir Philip Sidney , the Elizabethan cabinet minister. Miss Freako assumed that of Mary Herbert , his sister , a sort of Rosalind part in which she mas querades as a young boy , and the role of Fanny Wnlsonghtini. the affiance of her cousin the hero , was impersonated by Miss Terriso , daughter of the well-known actor , who is , however , still a society amateur. Miss Maud Mishelraorc , also a society ama teur , played an Abigail and sang a contralto love ditty to her own accompaniment on a lute. Although etiquette may forbid criti cism on such nn occasion it is duo to say that the Indies would have hud little to fear from any time honored critic fond of writing about the palmy days of the drama. The author pronounced the blank verso of the play with discretion and nn absence of forced elocution. Miss "Freako when in disguise won plaudits for the ease , grace and science with which she had a fencing bout with the hero. When in womanly nttiro Miss Freako wore n rich Elizabethian costume of velvet and satin brocaded and the ruff of the period very willingly. Her cap wns much admired. Miss Terrls wore a costume of similar style in blue and white satin trimmed with pearls. Fortunately for the dresses , the scenp , a rare old oak chamber with tapestry hangings , was entirely and richly accordant. The well-known "Scrap of Paper'1 now run ning at the St. James wus , however , the piece do resistance of the evening in which the part played by Mrs. Kendall , Mrs. Langtry and Rose Coghlun was taken by that leader of fashion , Mrs. Reynold W. Cruigio whoso three dresses were conspicuous. She could , in her interpretation of Susanna , fairly boar comparison with those professional com petitors. Ono of her dresses , a dinner gown , wns of white corded silk en ilcmi train with an overdress of Irish point. She were nn cnviublo diamond necklace of solitaires and a diamond star. The part of Loulso , now played by Mrs. Heerholmtreo at the St. James , was assumed by Lady Cadogan and was sustained with the natural ness and repose so generally missed by am ateurs. Her dinner dross in the last act wus of brocaded turquoise , blue satin and cream silk trimmed with Old English white thread lace and cadagan , nn heirloom. Her jewels were valuable largo opals and diamonds , her ladyship being noted in society for her taste in opuls. The young Earl ol Cottenham , grandson of an old lord chancel lor , took the part of n page and showed unex pected poise nnd presence for a fourteen- year-older. Mr. Reginold Craigie was given the purl In which Lester \Vuliaek was noted nnd now taken by Mr. Kendall at the St. James theater. Ho deserved the con tinual npplauso which greeted him for his bung froid two celebrated fashionables , Miss and Mr. Vesey-Fitzgerald , sister nnd brother , astonished their host friends by their adroitness In adapting themselves to the realistic personations of maul and butler in giving it the ring of "high life below stairs. " The performance is to bo repeated to-morrow night , and Cromwell Road , which is London's Fifth avenue , will again bo filled with London swells who hail these amateur theatricals ns the Ilrst wedge into the rapidly advancing parliamentary sea- sou. Suit l-'or Libel. PARIS , Jan. IS ; Charles Ferry has brought action , for libel against Roehefort , of the Intranslgcant , for accusing him of realhlnj , IS.COO.OOO francs from thodeallngs in Tunisian bonds through the knowledge of statebccretb imparted to hhn by Jules Ferry. CARRIED BY REPUBLICANS , Result of the First Election In Per kins County. NO CHOICE FOR COUNTY SEAT. A Few Morn Ilclated FactH About the Storm The Mississippi lllvcr Convention Iowa Ijcgls- latlvo Doings. Neither Get * the County Scat. OIIAI.I.AI.A , Neb. , Jan. 18. [ Special Tele gram to the Hnn. ] Rejwrts from 1'erklns county nro coming hi slowly. The republi cans elect their ticket with the exception of treasurer. Hrown , republican , for clerk , Is a little ahead so far as heard. At the last election In Keith county a now county was organized from the south half , called Per kins. It is twenty-ono miles wide and forty- two long. The old county of Keith is three miles wider than Perkins. Through a com mittee appointed in Ogullala to meet n com mittee of Gruntltcs the Ogallulu citizens pre vailed upon the Grant people to give them three miles below the correct lino. . At the election in November Ogallala and Grant worked hard for division , while the rest of the towns in south Keith bitterly opposeel it. Ever since this thcro has been a war waging over the locution of county seat. Governor Thayer appointed the 17th of January us the day to vote for officers and the location of county seat. Four towns on the U. & M. desire to have the county seat but the real light is between Grant nnd Madrid. Grunt was the Ilrst town in south Keith und ut present has the largest popula tion , but owing to the fact that they helped division before , a largo number of farmers nro arrayed against them. Miulrld is located cast of Grant and has one of the shrewdest town site agents in western Nebraska , and ho with some others of the same place are making It extremely unpleasant for Grunt. At the election yesterday no town received a majority of the votes cast and accordingly in the near future another election will have to bo held. It Is the belief of conservative men that the only way to settle the mutter definitely is to devlde the new county into two and make Madrid tlio county scat of ono nnd Grant of the other , us neither town will bo satisfleel if the other succeeds in the end. The now county will start with u debt of wr.ooo. The Republicans Victorious. GUANT , Neb. , 18. Special Telegram to the HII : : . The Ilrst election in this now county was held yesterday. The day wns bitterly cold made all the more severe by a northwest pale , but a very large : vote was polled notwithstanding this fact. Tlio republicans elected their ticket with ono or two execiv- tions. The result as to the county scat is in doubt , though Grunt clulms the victory. Small Tiois From tlio nti/.zard. CiuiiitON , Neb. , Jan 18. [ Special Telegram to tholiii : . ] The cold snap broke to-day and n warm south wind and a warm day has caused nn uulooked for revival In business. While so ninny reports have gone abroad of suffering nnd death from freezing not n sin gle instance has been reported of any suffer ing or death in this vicinity. Stock men re port that stock has pulled through the cold without serious loss both in eastern Wyo ming and northwestern Nebraska. Tin W. C. T. U. Jubilee. GiiANi > ISLAND , Neb. Jan. IS. [ Special to the HIE. ] Notwithstanding the severe cold weather , the W. C. T. U. jubilee held at the M. E. church in this city last Sunday ; was very largely attended. Mrs. E. H. Smith , who prcsldcel In the absence of the president , read a well prepared paper snowing what the union hud accomplished and the great possi bilities for the future. She culled attention to the fact that the organization had received comparatively little assistance from the sterner sox , but expressed the belief that the cause which its members advocated would triumph in the end. Mrs. Judge Harrison made n very gratifying report of work ac complished for temperance and charity in Grand Island. Tlio Jubilee concluded with nn eloquent address by the pastor , Rev. II. A. Crane. Attached For $ llOOOO. PAi'iu.ioN. Neb. , Jan. IS. [ Special Tele gram to the Hr.c.1 An attachment wns issued to-day against the feeding barns of the Union Cattle company , situated at Gil- tnoro in this county. Tlio amount of the at tachment Is $1,000. The barn , ! )12 ) acres of land , nnd all the fixtures wore appraised at (90,000. There are no cattle In the burn , the company having ceased operation last autumn under an injunction served by Harton & Nickel restraining them from washing the offal into the creek. At that time tlio barn contained , ' ) , i."iO head of cattle , n largo quantity of corn , oats and bran , and about ciu'lit hundred thousand tons of hay. The cattle wore shipped back to the ranges of the company in Wyoming , and all grain disposed of. The plant cost the company about ? lf > 0,000. The failure is a surprise to every body. One Victim at Norden. NOIIHEN , Nob. , Jan. IS. [ Special to the HII : : . ] Mrs. Chandler , living east of this place , went over to Mr. Conger's to attend to Ids sick wife. Last Thursday she started to go homo in the storm , 'but Mr. Conger would not let her attempt it. Ho fell asleep towards evening , and she stepped out and has not been heard of since , although a general search has been made. There is no doubt but what she became bewildered and perished in the storm. WILT ; 1110 SAA'K HER ? Mnndfrom Itol'uscs to TcHtil'y Against Mrs. Jlcmmo. WATERLOO , la. , Jan. IS. At 2 o'clock this afternoon the Jury in the Ilcmmo murdei cuso was sworn. The court was crowded tc overflowing and the gallery , reserved fet Indies , was also filled. County Attorney Mullun read the indictment and detailed the fuels in the case , so far us known , to the Jury , Mrs. Hemmo looked on unconcern , edly , displaying little Interest in the mutter. The plan of the prosecution wns to secure evidence to corroborate Mundfrom's tcstl mony. It was expected that it would bt adverse to Mrs. Himme , but Mil ml from bus evidently determined to save his aunt from the gallows , If possible , us ho declared all former testimony im plicating his aunt , hud been extorted from him by threats and was fulse. To every , thing else ho answered " 1 don't know , " 01 "can't remember. " Ho could remcmboi nothing about the quarrel between Mr. am Mrs. Heinmc , alleged to have occurred on the morning preceding the night of the miir dcr. At the preliminary examination of Mrs Hcmmc , several weeks since , Mundfron testified thut on the morning in question Mr Hemmo and his wife had quarreled violently , and that after Hemmo hud gone away she cuim to him ( MumUrom ) and asked his assistance in mnking away with Hcmmc. Ho stutec further that she outlined the plan and fol lowed and assisted in its execution. Tin prosecution will bo materially weakened un less Mumlfrom can bo Induced to tell the truth. Iowa la-ulslatlve Pi-oct'i'dingH , Dis MOINHS , la. , Jan. 18. The senate am' house met this morning. The senate niilroai committee reported adversely on the Gate ) resolution and asked that the railroad com mlttco bo empowered to send for persons am papers In investigating the railroads. Tin power asked was granted. The senati ordered the Journal printed daily. Mr. Finn Introduced a school hook bill pro vidiiib' for the appointment of u board o school Iwok commissioners who may receive orders for books and may order books pub lished by the state , the commission to bo comiioscd of the executive council and the state superintendent. Mr. MeVay Introduced a bill to declare nil railways public highways. Mr. McCoy introduced a bill providing fern n board of supervision of state Institutions. At 12 in. the Joint assembly convened to compare the vote of the two houses for United States senator. After the vote was compared lames F. Wilson was declared elected United States senator for the term of six years from the 4th of March , 1SMI. Hoth houses adjourned until January 04. Mr. Huyllss' hill provides for taking away From druggists the exclusive prlvilcgeof soiling - ing liquor for legitimate purposes. Mr. McCoy's bill provides for a state board of control , who shall supervise all state In stltutlons and finis do away with separate boards of trustees. Accident On the Illinois Central. DuiifQUK , In. , , Ian. IS. The passenger train on the Illinois Central thut left Dubuque for the oust at noon was thrown from the track U Scales' Mound , twenty-live miles east , nnd t is said several curs rolled down a steep embankment. The railroad officials are dumb and it Is diftlcult to obtain the facts. Several passengers are reported dead or severely wounded , among the latter Mull Agent Coin- stock. CIIIPAIIO , Jan. 18. The train dispatcher of the Illinois Central railroad In this city In forms the Associated press that a broken rail about a milo and a half from Scales Mound threw the day coach and sleeper from the track. They rolled down n small cmbunkment. Five passengers were badly bruised , but he asserts that none of them re ceived fatal injuries. The mail agent had a rib broken and wns Injured Internally , but not fatally. _ Wood bury WnntM Two Court Districts. Sioux CITV , la. , Jan. IS [ Special Tele gram to the HKR. ] A bill will bo introduced in the house at DCS Mollies by Representa tive Hlcc , of this county , providing for the division of this county into two court dis tricts. The bill provides thut the townships of Rutland. Wolf Creek , Giant , Llttlo Sioux , Listen , Miller , Morgan , Kedron , Rock and Union shall comprise a district , that the scut of court , shull bo at Correct ionvllle , and that the judge shall hold court there at regularly stated terms. Only civil business will bo transacted. This will make necessary the appointment of a deputy clerk of courts and dcjmty sheriff to bo stationed at Correction- villo. Correctionvillo will supply the neces sary court houso. It is a move by the people of tlio eastern part of the county , who llnd it very expensive to come to Sioux City under the present arrangements. The Mls.sisslppl Itlvcr Convention. DiniUQi'i : , la , , Jan. 18. The upper Mississippi river convention reassembled this morning. Chairman E. M. Uickey , of the committee on resolutions , presented a report , which wus adopted. The resolutions cull attention to the failure of congress to provide appropriations for the improvement of the Mississippi river , thereby depriving the valley of u cheap and safe route to the sea. There now exists an imperative necessity for prompt action to avoid the dan ger threatening the river and agriculture , the commercial and manufacturing resources of the northwest ; therefore the con vention resolves that the interests of the river demand the consideration and care of congress and the president ; thut rocks , sand burs , snogs and other obstruc tions to safe and regular navigation of the river add to the tax on the products of the northwest by increased freights nnd insur ance ; that the convention disapproves of the failure to make a regular , adequate appropri ation for the improvement of the river ; that it is the duty of congress to remove these ob stacles to navigation erected without author ity of law ; thut nil river am ! harbor works undertaken by the government should bo considered us business enterprise which will largely repay themselves , and , measured by this standard , largely increased appro priations for the upper river are Jus- tilled ; that in reducing rates of freight the expenditures have already saved many times the cost ; that the system of im provement now being carried on is a proper ono and accomplishing the desired results , and Us continuance under liberal appropria tions is urged ; that the work of the engineers on the river from St. Paul to DCS Monies rapids bo endorsed and entitled to the highest consideration : that an appropriation bo made to cover several years at a time insteadof ono year , so as to keep the continuance of the im provements in progress ; that the light house system has been a ucnelit ; that buoy lights ho placed through the Rock Island rapids ; that tlio snair and dredge bout service bo con tinued , and thut the Rock Island rapids bo further improved. Tlio following committee was appointed tn draw up a memorial in accordance with the resolutions and present the sumo to congress : J. H. Stout and Philip Crape , Iowa ; C. K. Cox and C. II. Deere , Illinois ; John Paul anil David Austin , Wisconsin ; J. W. Hlakoly and Sam Van Sunt , Minnesota ; M. J. Murphy and George Hain , Missouri. The convention then adjourned. The lumbermen and steutnbontmcn pres ent afterwards held nn Informal convention nnd appointed the following committee to formulate a plan for permanent organization to further the improvement of the river and net in conjunction with the other committee : E. M. Dickey , Samuel Van Sant , W. J. Young , Jr. , E. A. McDonald , James A. Stout , L. Melhudy , E. N. Smalley and Joseph Dills- son. _ KI ) IJV A lltJNAWAY TKAM. A Prominent Iiivcrymitn or HI. .Jo seph Meets a Violent Death. ST. JOSEPH , Mo , , Jan. 18. [ Special Tele gram to the Hin. : ] This afternoon at1 o'clock , Mr. F. M. Grunt , of the linn of Hukcr & Grant , who run a livery stable at No. 115 South Eighth street , wus struck by a runaway horse and died from the effects of his wounds at 10JO : ! o'clock to-night. The horse had been attached to u sleigh , which was being driven by a negro. At Eighth and Felix streets the sleigh turned over and the horse became frightened and came dashing for the burn , which wus only half a block olf. Mr. Grant had Just started out of the door to walk across the street when struck. Ho was unconscious from the moment ho was struck. Mr. Grant was probably us well and favor.i- lily known us any man in St. Joseph. Ho bus been in the livery business in this city for tlio past six years , having come 1'cro irom Co lumbia , Mo. , where ho wus engaged in tlio hardware business. Scott KnoclcH Out Itandall. , Jan. 18. At a meeting of the democratic state central committee this afternoon , Dallas Sunders , of Philadelphia , the candidate of Congressman Randall , was defeated for chairman by Elliott Kosner , ol Luzorno county , who was put forward by Congressman Scott. The state convention will bo held at Hurrlsburg Wednesday , Muy li.'i. Congressman Scott presented a resolu tion , which was passed , endorsing Cleveland's policy and annual message. Troubles. SAN FuiNcisto , Jan. 18. ThoSiyi Fran cisco Hridgo company assigned yesterday with liabilities estimated at 500,000. The failure was caused by loss of money on a contract to improve the streets of the city crossing the arms of Sun Francisco bay. EVANIVIU.K , 1ml. , Jan. IS. The Novelty Machine works , ono of thu largest of thu kind in the state , assigned yesterday. As- bets . * < X,000 ) ; liabilities unknown. AVii.ui' > iuitiii : , Pa. , Jan. IS. The Eagle Iron works , extensive manufacturers ol screws and Iron fences here , failed lust night mid a receiver bus been appointed. Tin liabilities are not known , but ure said to be very large. An Overdue Steamer Arrives. Niw ; YOIIK , Jim , IS. [ Special Telegram to the Hiu. : ] The steamer Laiuscot'iie , from Havre , arrived hero this morning. She was detained 'Jlfty-.two hours on the. voyage by dwangcineut of machinery , DISPOSING OF THE SURPLUS , Senator Fnrwoll Introduces n Bill For That Purpose. PERPETUATING NATIONAL BANKS Authorizing tlio Purihnneol'Out tftml Ing llondM nnd tlio IHNHIIUUU of Now OIIOH Tin ; Thocbe- Carllsto Cane. Senator Farwoll's Scheme. WASHINGTON , Jan. 18. In the senate to day Mr. Furwoll Introduced a bill to authorize the secretary of the treasury to apply the the surplus money In the treasury to the pur chase of United States bonds nnd to per petuate the national banking system by pro viding further securities. Tlio first section provides that the secretary of the treasury bo authorized to Issue to national banking associations coupon or registered bonds of the United States , of such form and denomi nation as ho may proscribe , redeemable after fifty years from the date of tholr Issue , bear ing interest , payable seml-annually , at the i rate of U per cent per annum , to bo used by I national banking associations us ussurunco for their circulating notes. Such bonds shall bo exempt from taxation by state or munici pal authority. Any national bunking asso ciation shall , after the passage of the act , bo authorized to Issue circulating notes to the amount of 100 per com of the pur value of said bonds. Section 'J. Any national bunking associa tion shall bo authorized to deliver to the secretary of the treasury any of the out standing bonds provided for In this act , am ! the secretary of the treasury is authorized to pay in money ( not .otherwise appronriated ) , the difference in value of the bonds so ex changed , the difference to bo ascertained by taking the average premium us shown by the New York market for twenty days prior to the time of such exchange. Sec. II. The secretary of the treasury Is au thorized at the end of each month to invest the surplus funds held in the treasury ( not otherwise appropriated ) , in the purchase in the open market of any United States bonds. The bonds so purchased shall bo cancelled nnd destroyed. Sec. 4. The treasurer of the United States is authorized to receive from any national bunk association , to secure its circulating note , nn amount equal in value ( the value hereinafter provided for ) , to coupon or regis tered notes so purchased , cancelled and de stroyed any state or municipal bonds of the United States upon which interest has been heretofore promptly paid and whoso market value is equal to or greater than their pur value , bearing Interest at a rate of not le-s than 4 per cent per annum ; provided , that the treasurer shall not receive sjich state or municipal bonds at more than 7f > per cent of their par value ; provide'd , further , that the treasurer shall not receive such state or mu nicipal bonds until such bonds shall have en dorsed upon them the approval of the secre tary of the treasury and comptroller of the currency. Sec. 0. Thnt all laws and parts of laws re- luting to tlio establishment of a sinking fund for tlio payment of the public debt bo re pealed. National Capital NotcH. WASHINGTON , Jan. 18. The senate commit tee on inter-stato commerce this morning de cided to grant n hearing next Wednesday to the counsel of the express companies , upon Senator Cullom's bill to extend the application of the Inter-stato commerce law to express companies. Senator Plumb's bill prohibiting the grunting of pusses by railroads to official persons , members of congress and govern ment employes , and Senator Hutler's bill to license rnllrouu conductors , were referred to tlio sub-committoo. The national democratic committee meet in this city on FebruaryJ ! to fix the tin : * untl place for holding the national democratic ] convention. Acting Commissioner Stoe'kslagor has ordered the restoration of lands heretofore outdrawn from Indemnity purposes for the Chicago & Northwestern , Grand Rapids & Indiana , Jackson , Lansing & Snginaw , and i St. Joseph & Denver City railroad com- > > panics , in pursuance of the order of the secretary made on the Ifith nil. , as modified by his instructions of the M lilt. I The amendment to tlio inter-stato coin- ' morco law introduced in the senate to-day by ( Mr. Hutler provides that no railroad shall charge any passenger moro than ! i cents per \ milo for u distance greater than " 00 miles nor moro than it cents per milo for u less dis tance. It also provides thut no common carrier , subject to the provisions of the net , shall permit any employe engaged in the transportation of p mongers to e-onlinno at work for moro than twelve hours consecu tively. > Tlio Tliooho-CarliHln Minority Views. ( WASHINGTON , Jan. 18. The views of the | minority of the election committco on the Thoebe-Curlislo contested election case were presented In the house this morning by Ly- mun , of lown. Tlio report suys thut hud the case been submitted to the committee on the record , us made at the beginning of the pres ent session of congress , there would not probably have been a dissenting vote. Thii vote woirtd have been unanimous for the resolution adopted by the majority , but at the first meeting of tlio committco contestant mudo n strong ex purto showing. It believes thut a reasonable showing having been mudo / by the contestant , ho should , in nil justice , i nnd fair dealing , bo allowed to establish by * legal and competent evidence , If ho can , the allegations of fraud made by him. A Crooked Hank In Maine. CU.AIS , Me , Jan. 18. [ Special Telegram to the Hr.n.J The Calais National bank has gotten itself in hot w.Ucr with the govern ment because it has for yours been Issuing notes of a saving institution at St. Stephens in return for considerable inducement , it in alleged , and the notes huvo circulated fue and wide in this part of Malm ) . Calais mer chants sav they huvo to uccopt those notes because they cannot get any others. So com pletely has the country been Hooded with paper that the merchants ami farmers drcuel the news which they think must come that ! the St. Stephens bunk has gone up and cur- * ricd away their fortunes. United States Inspector specter Murphy , of Hungnr , bus recently been here. He suys the banking laws hava been evaded for u long time , ami ho will ro- | H > rt that under the law the Cululs National bank owes the government JKXKI ! ) ( in lines for issuing tlio foreign notes In addition to Us o vn , Husinoss with Canadian bank * bus been curried on quietly , and until no\r has not attracted the attention of inspectors. Tlio Calais bank onicials huvo dispatched their counsel to Washington to explain things to the treasury department and to gut a reduction , if possible , in tine , which is im pending. The hank Is highly prosperous. Its shares are quoted nbovo pur , nnd U has 11 robust surplus. The payment of $00,000 , however , would seriously impair Its credit , even if it did not result In rum by frightened depositors. In Turkey. HOSTON , Mass. , Jan. 18. A dispatch hai ' reached the American board of foreign mis sions from Murdin , oust Turkey , stating that 10,000 people nro starving there and calling for immediate relief. It is also reported that the famine at Adina , in central Turkey , still continues ami the number who are buffering Increases daily. Coal Production. < \ NKW Yoiiif , Jan. 18. Notwithstanding tlio \ Strikes in Schnylkill and Lchigh regions the f- production of coal last week was'tho largest , 'en record for thut period. The Increase \ vaIn In the Vyouilng Held. ' - . . i - , . . , ° .V . . ' * ' ' \ - ' . , , ; ' , ' .