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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAK. OMAHA , FKIDAY MOR1SING. FEBRUARY 24 , 1888. NUMBER 251. REMEMBERING MANDERSON , Washington Votornns Prosorit Him ' With n Testimonial. A BEAUTIFUL FLORAL PIECE. Chronic Oblectors Succeed in 1're- u , . venting Consideration Uy the HOUHC of t lie Omaha Pub- lie Building Itlll. The President Directed Affairs. WAHIIINOTON HUHEAU TUB OMAHA Hun , ) M3 FOUHTEENTII STISKF.T , > WASIIINUTON. D. C. . Feb. 83.1 . St. Louis Is the place anu Tuesday , Juno 5 , the ( lute for the domocratlc convention which will nominate a candidate for the presidency. Thla is Just two wcoks ahead of the republi can convention which will bo held at Chi cago. It was agreed late last night by Sena tor Gorman , Representative William L. Scott and ono or two of the other bosses who run the thing for the president that the date must bo changed. It was decided that July 8 , the time for holding the convention se lected yesterday , was too late , and the first thing attempted when the committee met this morning was to change the date. This was voted down by ono majority. Then a short recess wai taken in order that the position of the administration could bo explained. It was that the date should bo early in Juno and the place St. Louis. Thcso requests were compiled with in a few min utes. San Francisco's support gave the con vention to St. Louis and changed the date. Senator Gorman and Hepresentativo Scott argued that it would not do to hold" the con vention after that of the republicans , as the democrats would bo put on the defensive when they wanted to appear in an aggressive rolo. The St. Louis people have replenished Ihelr bar to-night , Increased thoV number of barkeepers to six or eight from the two who have been serving free drinks all week , and the untcrriflud are having a free drink. The congratulatory dispatch of Mayor Francis , of St. Louis , to President Cleveland is regarded as priina facie evi dence that the latter issued instructions about the work which was to-day done be / fore ho left for the south , and that it was faithfully carried out. Francis .is looked upon as very'fresh. Cleveland was his guest during the hitter's visit to St. Louis last fall. OMAHA'S ruuuo IIUILHINO HIM. . The Omaha public bnildlng bill was not reached in the house to-day owing to dilatory proceedings on tho'partof ' some hair splitters like Weaver , of Iowa , who never lose an op portunity to consume valuable time in springing some buticombo on the lobbies. For two hours ho house proceeded with the consideration of measures from the committee on public buildings and grounds and it looked as though the Onuihu bill would surely 'bo reached. Mr. MeShane remained in his seat fitcadlly , his desk covered with fuels and fig ures to bo used when the bill was reached , but when the second bill above it was taken up the time servers began their work. They ott'ercd amendments , called for a division on every vote , ordering tellers or the ayes and nnycs and talked incessantly. Bland , of 'Missouri , crow more technical than ordina rily. Shlvely , of Indiana , tried to get funny by having part of Proctor Knott's fa mous Duluth speech read when the bill for that city was taken up. and so the time was frittered away. Hut the Omaha bill's pus- sago Is only a question of time and a very little of it. MANDF.USON COMPLIMENTED BY TUB VETS. Mr Mundorfum did not deliver his speech this afternoon in support of his G. A. It. dis ability pension bill. Ho was ready and re mained in his scat all afternoon , expecting every moment to have his bill.taken up , but the bill to incorporate an electric street rail way company in Uio District of Columbia had the lloor and the debate was prolonged Jar beyond the time it was expected to con sume. The executive committee of the G. A. R. of the District , anticipating the speech , had prepared the most magnificent floral of fering seen at the capital for a long time. It was the scales representing "Justice" and stood 2 > feet high , while Its breadth was about the same. In ono scale were two golden weights , representing the number of union soldiers who served in the Held 2,050,553 on which wore the closing words of President Lincoln's Inaugural ad dress. In the opposite scale was the Ameri can flag , the idea being the fiag against the men who saved the union. The flowers were the choicest roses , tulips , hyacinths , etc. It was a b''uutlful offering , and was admired by all who saw it. NK11IU1KA PETITIONS. Among the petitions introduced in the senate were a couple by Mr. Mandcrson , ono asking for a tonn of the United States court at Nebraska City , signed by citizens of that mart , and the other in support of the per iliom pension bill. They were referred to proper committees. Bl'HINllElt'S ALLEGED INFLUENCE. As chalunnn of the house committee on territories W. M , Springer , of Illinois , under took to deliver the members of the demo cratic national comnlittco Jroin the territories - ries for Chicago in the struggle for the place of holding the nominating convention. Everyone ono of them voted St. Lenis from first to last. It is stated by some of them that if Mr. Springer ever had any influence in the territories it cannot ty ) discovered. Ho has uot managed his present position on the principal committee in the house , so far as the territories are concerned , any better .than lie has generally managed himself in con gress. gress.COUNCII , iiLurrs' FEDCIIAL IIUILDINO. The house passed this afternoon Mr. Ly- tnaa's bill providing for tho'purchase of ad ditional ground adjoining the federal build ing at Council Bluffs. Mr. Lyman made a statement while the bill was under consider ation , showing the necessity of securing the additional ground nt .this time , etc. , and it was passed without delay. This was before the work of mincing began. The bill appro priates f lO.OJO , A favorable report was received from the committee on Mr. Strublo's bill , providing for a public building nt Sioux City. ni/'oicTs : / ON simi.r.H : * ' CLAIM. Secretary Fulrchild has sent to the house of representatives n communication from the secretary of war , submitting an estimate ol $2MK ) , to bo appropriated and required by the war department to pay for thu extension ol the military 'reservation at Fort Kobinson , The communication consists of the proceed' Ings of the board of onU'ors which met at Fort Robinson on January 5 last to examine into and report on , and appraise in detail the improvements abandoned by John J. Schlers \vhcn removed from the military reservation at Fort Kobinson. The board reports thai the improvements made by Schlct amount to f.,500 , , and consist of a ono- story house of.slx icoins valued at $1,800 ; one well , 175 ; stable , fl3V. collar , tHO ; house , f255 , and fences and cultivated lands making up the balance of the total. The testimony of Schler is incorporated , also that of N. L , Freeman , L. D. Mcrrium , F. G , Harris , and the recommendations for the appropriation are approved by Adjutant General Dunn and Quartermaster General Hollabird. Sonatoi Paddock has introduced a bill providing foi the appropriation. TUB VANKTON lUlLWAT IIIOHTS. Delegate Gifford , from the committee or Indian affairs , has ( submitted u favorable re port to the house on the bill granting tin right of way to the Yankton & Mlssour Valley railroad company through the Yank ton Indian reservation on the Missouri rivei ttiul immediately west of Yankton , and it is probable that the bill will bo taken up am' ' passed at an early day. This railroad is tc DO a branch of the Duluth , Watertown A Pacific , which is now graded to Huron am which is to bo built down to Wheeler , it Charles Mix county , or the river , this sum iner , and which will probably bo extended or through Nebraska to Denver. In his reiw . .Delegate Gilford gives some observation ! which may bo revolutions to the people of tin section effected and who are speculating a : M Ibo real yurpota and route to be.traversei by the company. Ho says : The proposed line of railway enters the reservation nt n point fifteen miles from the northeast corner thereof and will run about thirty miles in the reservation , being extended across It in a northwesterly direction , the reservation being about thirty miles in width at this ] xlnt. There are about eighteen hundred Indians upon the reservation and they are making some progress In agriculture and stock raising. The construction of this pro posed line of railway will furnish the Indians , upon this reservation with convenient mar kets for their surplus produce. The Indians dcsiro very much to linvo the railway con structed , thcro being none nearer them than fifteen miles. The construction of the pro posed railway and stations , etc. , will not in any manner interfere with the lands im proved and actually occupied by the Indians. The bill provides for a right-of-way of sev enty-five feet on each side of thy central line of the railroad , and drpot grounds for sta tions , sidetracks , etc. , not to exceed 30J feet in width , and 3UO feet in length to the extent of ono station for each ten miles of road. The bill also provides that the president may require that said company procure the consent of said Indians In such manncr.as ho may direct ; also , that the full compensation for right-of-way and depot grounds , damage to farms , etc. , shall bo paid for and plats of the survey of the line of route , stations , etc. , bo filed with and approved by the secretary of the interior before any right shall attach. The bill also provides that the road shall bo built within two years from the approval of this act , or the right of way is forfeited. It also provides that congress may at any tlino add to , alter amend or repeal this act. Till ! OMAHA llKSnilVATlON BKTTLKB8. Mr. MeShane , In reporting with a favor able recommendation to the house from the committee on Indian affairs , the bill author izing and directing the secretary of the in tenor to extend the time of payment of the purchase money on the sale of the reserva tion of the Omnha. tribe of Indians of Ne braska , says : "Tho reservation was sold to actual settlers during the years 1884 and 1883 in quantities not exceeding 100 acres to any individual and was made payable in Mirco installments , one-third being paid vithin ono year from the date of settlement. 7ho law provides that when the money is mid into the United States treasury the ndians are to receive 5 per cent interest , on bo same , which amount is to bo expended innually for the use ot the ndians. The land was appraised and jrought nt its full value and by reason of Improvements is an absolutely safe iccurity for the money. It was two years bo- 'oro the settlers cotild realize from the eultl- ation of the soil , and the very low price now iald for agricultural products , and thcro bo ng no power to mortgage the land because > f the title being in the government , settlers .vould bo required to sacrifice the land unless given an opportunity to save the same by an jxtensiou of time to make payments. The passage of this bill would be an act of justice , o the settlers and save the government from laying the interest which would bo paid by .ho settlers during the extension , while the ndians would lese nothing. There can bo no casonublo objection to the passage of the Dill. " MISCELIANr.OUS. Itarlord L. Erskin. of Omaha , has been ad mitted to the bar of the supreme court of the United States. Mrs. Struble , wife of Congressman Strublo , 3f Sioux City , is visiting her husband at No. 20 Grant Place. Pcuur S. HEATII. Nebraska and Iowa Pensions. WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. [ Special Telegram ; o the BEE. ] Pensions for Nebraskans were granted to-day as follows : Increase Mor- dccal U. Joy , Herman ; Gcorgo Foster , Clarks ; John C. Rhodes , ( insane ) , Omaha ; Andrew Lawrence , Ewings ; James Vcedco , Cairo ; John A. Larlmoro , Jalney ; Franklin B. Leon ard , Red Ctbud ; Hiram Lewis , Spring View. Original , widows , etc Fannie , widow of Thomas Hewitt , Plum Creek. Pensions for lowans ; Original- invalids Joseph W. Alcorn , Mount 'Pleasant ; David Richard , Albia ; James W. Stickley , Ains- worth : John West , Lynnvillo ; David S. Mock , Council Bhiffs. Increase Reuben Vant- rump , Allerton ; John Carnagy , Marion , Charles Wallace , Vandalia ; Jacob Haincr. lorrectlonvillo ; Lev ! H. Boltou , Rockwell ity ; Lucius Wood , Bedford ; Orien Clark , Mingo ; Peter Grimes , Weller ; Michael Rat- tican , Council Bluffs ; Michael T. Murphy , Calamus ; Paulus ICundert , Dubuque ; Will iam J. Haney , Stanhope ; Frances M.Rogers , Mason City ; William M. Barber , Afton ; Franklin M. South , Hopkinton ; Jefferson Cow , Ottumwa. Original , widows , etc Jane , mother of Robert Weir , Cedar Rapids. Mexican survivors Schuyler Hullott , Bloom- field. Postal Changes. WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] The postofllco at Alvin , Ham ilton county , was discontinued to-day. The name of the postofflco at Reed , Box Butte county , was changed to-day to Alliance. The following Nebiuska postmasters were ap pointed to-day : William H. Markley , Miners- villo , Otoo county , vlco Solomon J. Thomas , resigned ; Mrs. Mary C. Brown , Nlcholls , Lincoln county , vice Richard Brown , re signed ; Donald Mathcson. Pilger , Stanton county , vice Edward H. Mosher , removed ; William B. Shirley , Thomusville , Webster county , vice Tharrissa W. Holmes. Inter-State Commission Work. WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. The inter-state commerce commission to-day promulgated an elaborate opinion in the case of Gcorgo Rice , of Marrietta , O. , against several railroads , charging them , among other thlncs , with dis crimination in favor of tho' Standard Oil company. The case of each defendant was considered separately and in the Louisville & Nashville road case , ordered that the defend ants ceoso the unjust discrimination ; that they cease to make tank rates when tanks differ in capacity , and that they conform the charges on tank cars and barrel shipments to the rule that the tank is to bo considered part of the car itself and for whatever is car ried In it the charge ought to bo the same by the hundred pounds as is mudo on tno trans portation of barrels of oil in car load lots in other cars. In the case of the Iron Mountain road the finding is that the defendant inado excessive rates on barrel shipments and an order was entered that its charges bo made to conform to the rule. In the caso.of the Illinois Central and two other roads no orders were entered. Committee Reports. WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. Senator Platt.from the committee on territories , to-day reported favorably the bill to extend the southern and western boundaries of Kansas to include what is known as the Public Land strip in the limits of the state. The bill was rcj > orted favorably in the senate - ate to authorize ) the president to appoint Gen eral Alfred Pleasanton major of cavalry on the retired list and General William Wav- crill as colonel on the retired list. Senator Spooner reported favorably the bill for the enaction of a public building at Sioux City , la. , to cost > 0,000. National Capital Note * . WASHINGTON , Fob. 23. The , Wcavei fractional currency bll was again under con sideration without final rcr.ult before the house committee on banking and currency. The comptroller of the currency to-day & thorUed the National Live Stock bank ol Chicago , 111. , to begin business , with a capi tal of # 000,000. _ Tlio Murderer of Snell Imtlotcrt. CHICAGO , Fob 23.- The grand jury ta-daj returned six Indictments against W. B. Tas- cott , five of them being for burglary imd one for the murder of A. J. Sncll. Hail has beer set at fS.COO in each of the burglary cases , but none in the murder case. Movements of Itntitan Troops. WAIIS i w , Fob. 23. Largo quantities of bis cults arc , being manufactured at tlio Dubro , Tho'rallway depots' between Volocssk ar.d Odessa contain 10,000,000 , pounds of corn mid 7,000,000 pounds of sugar , which it is tin' possible to forward because the troops 'qr < using the transport s crvlcc , - - - - - - * - SAINT LOUIS THE SELECTION , The Qardon City's Old Rival Qots the Plum. SAN FRANCISCO TOO FAR AWAY. Walsh of Georgia Lends the Defec tion Which Kcsultf In the Fl- nnl Choice The Conven tion Dnto Changed. St. Louis Wins. WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. The national demo cratic committee met again this morning. Scott , of Pennsylvania , moved that current business bo suspended so that a motion might bo made to reconsider the vote fixing the date of the convention. After some debate the motion was lost. Balloting was then re sumed on the place for holding the convention. The first ballot stood : Chicago , * 15 ; San Francisco , 17 ; St. Loulst2 ; Cincinnati , 2 ; Now York , 1. . The second ballot resulted : Chicago , 1(5 ( ; San Francisco , 17 ; St. Louis , 13 ; New York , 1. A recess was then taken for fifteen mln utes , after which Senator Gorman made nn appeal to those who , like himself , had voted "or San Francisco. Ho was then of .ho opinion , ns others had been , hat by going to California -ho political sentiment in favor of democracy might bo considerably strengthened. Ho 'ound since , however , many of the ppmion , hat if the convention was held there some f the ablest and most important members of ho party would bo unable to attend. For his and other reasons ho appealed to the delegates from the Pacilio states'to yield 'heir preference and join with him hi voting 0 hold the convention at a more accessible lolnt. lolnt.When When the balloting began several who had irotcd for San Francisco and Chicago changed : o St. Louis. When Illinois was reached , Judge Goudy thanked the committee for the consideration shown Ihieago , but said ho was quite willing the convention should go toSt. _ Louis. Changes to St. Louis thou bocamo'very gen eral. During the call Mr. Tarpie , Jn a brief speech withdrew San Francisco from the contest. Voting thoii proceeded almost sol idly for St. Louis , when n motion was made and carried declaring St. Louis the unani mous choice of the committee. Before the iireak was made the vote stood : St. Louis , 22 , Sun Francisco , 0 ; Chicago , 10 ; Now York , 2 ; Cincinnati , 1. Scott made n motion to reconsider the veto by which July S had been fixed as the time for holding the convention. Tarpie , of Cali fornia , Thomas , of Colorado , and Ssnator Barbour , of Virginia , spoke .n opposition to the motion , which , however , prevailed. A motion by ox- Senator McDonald to change the date to Tuesday , Juno 5 , was adopted. The chair man was directed to appoint a committee of seven to make all necessary arrangements for holding the convention and have charge of the preparations an2 organization of the canvas until the meeting of the convention. The committee was not announced. Follow- ing-is the call for tho'convention : The national democratic committee , having met in the city of Washington on the 23d day of February , 1888 , has appointed the 5th day of June next at noon as the time , and chosen the city of St. Louis as the place , for holding the national democratic conven tion. Each state is entitled to representation therein equal to double the number of its senators and representatives in the congress of the United States , and each territory and the District of Columbia will have two dele gates. All democratic , conservative citizens of the United States , irrespective of past po litical associations and differences , who can unite with us in an effort for pure , economical and constitutional government are cordially invited to join us in sending delegates to the convention. WILLIAM H. BAUNUM , Chairman , FUEDEIHCK O. PllINCE , Secretary. National Democratic Committee. The comniittco adjourned , to meet in St. Louis Monday , June 4,1888. V - The Canadian Parliament. OTTAWA , Ont. , Feb. 23. At 3 this afternoon the governor general opened the second ses sion of the sixth parliament of Canada with a speech. He said : "Tho negotiations be tween her majesty's government and that of the United States for adjustment of what is known as the fishery question , I am pleased to inform yourcsulted in a treaty which- will , 1 venture to hope , bo considered by you us honorable and satisfactory to both nations. The treaty with the papers relating thereto will bo laid before you and you will bo invited to adopt the measures to give effect to its provisions. "My government has availed itself of the op portunity afforded by the recess to consider numerous suggestions which have been made for improved details of tbe act respecting the elective franchise and a measure will bo submitted to you for the purpose ; of simplifying the law and greatly lessening the cost of its opera tion. The growth of the northwest terri tories renders expedient an improvement of the system of government and legislation af fecting thcso portions of the Dominion , and a bill for that purpose will bo laid before you. A bill will be submitted to you to make the larger portion of the modern laws of England applicable to the province of Manitoba and to the north west territories in regard to matters which have not as yet boon made the subject of Canadian legislation. " Chicago Shippers Exercised. CHICAGO , Fob. 23. Chicago shippers are considerably exercised over the now deal. The Iowa roads , with the exception of the Burlington , exact 23 cents a 100 on grain from the Missouri river to Chicago. The eastern lines insist upon 21 cents from Chicago to the seaboard , but theses same roads have agreed upon a through rate on grain billed from the Missouri river to the seaboard of : ! tl > . ( cents , the western lines accepting as their proportion 10 } cents and the eastern lines 20 cents , a total cut of lljf cents. The Burlington is doing oven worse , as its low rates uro joined with a still lower rate from St. Louis and other junction points , thus diverting a irrcatcr proportion of the grain it hauls away from Chicago. Chicago cage shippers are completely shut out by the deal , and the board of trade has been ap pealed to to correct the discrimination. The Rozk Island to-day reduced first class rates between Chicago and Dos Moines from 25 to 20 cents. Brutality of Hoosler Regulators. JiiiAZiL , Ind. , Feb. 23. [ Social Telecram to the BEB. ] The night riders or White Caps of Greene county again took the law into their hands a nignt or two ago at Bloomfield. As usual , thrashing was resorted to , and the parties to be thus visited with summary pun ishment were Noah and Funnlo Good and Sam Picrco. The three named had repeat edly been warned to leave the vicinity. Six or eight of the White Cup baud called at 'tho house of the Goods- and , taking Noah and Sam Pierce to a clearing near the house , applied the usual chastisement by means of supple hickory switches , with which each of the party was provided. Leaving two of the gang to watch the whipiied men , the woman was brought out and while the punishment was as thorough us that administered to the men. shingles wore used in place of switches. Having accomplished the object In view , the White Caps then loft the place , not , however , before giving their victims a firm order to leave the country without delay. One of the Orphans. 'CHICAGO , Fob. 23. Kato Castloton , the I actress , has filed a bill for separate main tenance against her husband , Isadora Phil 3 lip , whom she married in Sau Francisco , FIFTIETH CON'OItESa Senate. WASHINGTON , Feb. 23 | The senate , in the morning hour , passed bills extending the laws of the United States to the public land strip ; to amend the alien land law ; also to permit foreign governments to acquire property in the District of Columbia to provide for pro tection of submarine cables. Among the bills Introduced and referred was ono by Mr. Manderson to provide aid for state homes for disabled soldiers and sailors. The bill to provide for the compulsory edu cation of Indian children ( tint Including tno five civilized tribes nor the Osagcs ) was de bated , but went over without action. The senate then took up the bill to incorpo rate the Washington Cable Electric railway in the District of. Columbia. An amendment was adopted requiring the company to pay a tax of 4 per cent for the first four years , (5 per cent for the next four years , and after that 8 per cent. The bill was passed and the senate - ate adjourned. House. WASHINGTON. Feb. 23. The house was called to order by the clerk , who announced the absence of the speaker. Mr. S. S. Cox of New York was unanimously elected speaker pro temporo. Mr. McAdoo offered n resolution which was referred to the committee on foreign affairs requesting the president to send to the house , if not Incompatible with the public interest , all correspondence between this government and the governments of Great Britain and Venezuela relating to-the question of dis puted boundaries between the British col- nics and Venezuela. The floor was then accorded to tbo com mittee on public buildings and grounds. Among the bills reported and placed on the 2alendar was ono for the erection of n public building at Sioux City , la. The house then wont into committee of the whole and the bill for the erection of a public building at Birmingham , Ala. , at a cost of $300,000 , was agreed to after considerable opposition by Mr. Bland of Missouri , who wished to reduce the cost to $200,000. In spcaKing against the next bill for the creotton of a public bulldiug at Duluth , Mr. Bland again took occasion to nveigh against squandering money in this manner , but the bill was agreed to , as were also oihcrs , Including ono for the purchase of dditional land nt Council Bluffs at a cost note o exceed ? 10,000. The committee having risen the house passed the bills agreed to and ien adjourned. t By a Party Vote. WASHINGTON , Feb. 23. By a strictly party vote the house committee on territories to day agreed to report favorably Chairman Springer's ' "omnibus" bill to enable the people ple of Dakota , Montana , Washington terri tory and New Mexico'to form constitutions and state governments , and to bo admitted into the union on an equal footing with the original states. The bill authorizes the resi dents of thcso territories to elect delegates to conventions proportionate in number with the population of the counties. The appor tionment of delegates is to bo made by the governor , chief justice and United States attorneys of each territory and the election s to bo held Tuesday after the first Monday of next August. The number of delegates to each convention is .fixed at seventy-five , ex cept in the case of Dakota , where the number is increased to 150 , They are to meet at the seat of government or cach territory on the second Tuesday of September next , adopt the constitution of thojUnitcd States and form constitutions and state governments expressly disclaiming in favor ofrthe United States all title to unappropriated public lands and Indian lands. , ' lying within the territories. Th6y , are also requlre'd to assume territorial 'debts , and provide and maintain a public school system. The con stitutions are to bo submitted to a vote of the people Tuesday after the first Monday m November , and > f a majority is in favor of it , the results shall be certified to the presi dent of the United States. Until the next general census the new states , with tlio ex ception of Dakota , are to be allowed one rep resentative each in the bouse of representa tives. Dakota , is to bo allowed two repre sentatives. These representatives are to bo elected on the same day with the governor and other state officers. Sections of land in each township , or an equivalent , are granted each now state , for school purposes. Fifty entire sections are granted for the erection of public buildings. Ninety sections are appor tioned for agricultural colleges , and 5 per cent of the proceeds of the sales of public lands in the new states is to bo paid into the fund for the support of their common schools. Other large grants of public lands are also proposed to be made , specifically for the ben efit of schools , of mines , of charitable and educational institutions and water works for irrigation. An appropriation of $20,000 ia provided for" Montana , Washington and New Mexico , and $35,000 for Dakota to defray the expenses of the conventions. After the acceptance of the constitutions the legislatures are to meet and elect two sena tors from each state , and when each state is ad mitt ted into the union the senators and representatives are to be admitted to scats in congress and state government become oper ative. The Now Mexico convention is also to consider the question of a change in the name of New Mexico to Montezuma. and the Washington convention is to submit to the people a proposition to name the now state Tacoma. The republican members will submit a mi nority report in opposition to the bill. Printer Benedict's Charges. WASHINGTON , Fob. 23. Public Printer Benedict was before the house printing com mittee to-day. His labor roll , ho said , had been reduced $150,000 or $200,000 during 1887. Other largo savings had been made , and the men were now getting more pay and the gov ernment more service. In purchasing typo witness received the discount allowed all purchasers of typo ; and the bills showed It. Bills purchased eleven weeks before ho as sumed office failed to show that any such dis count had been saved. Ho disclaimed any knowledge beyond tlio fact of the practices of his predecessors In that respect. Touching the statement made regarding saving In the item of ink , witness said his 11-ccnt Ink was better than the 40-ccnt ink loft by his predecessor in office , for the latter was inferior ink , full of var nish , and not , fit for good work. When witness assumed the office the foreman asked him 'to have shipped for sale twelve barrels of dross. Witness had them opened and foundbcncath _ a layer of aross in each barrel'wenvlaycrs of brass rules and shavings , copper electrotype clippings , etc. The contents of each barrel were worth f50 or SIX ) , f - The witness presented two lists , the first showing that 514 persons had been discharged between September 13 , 188(5 ( , and November 1,1887 , of whom 205 had been re-appointed , and the second showing between November 1,1SS7 , and FebruaryiS , 1888. the discharges numbered (542 ( persons , of which number 173 had beort restored. The witness added that thcro was now in his office about seven hun dred persons who were not in it when ho came , out of a forea of 2,251) ) . f _ _ A Boodlcr Sentenced. CHICAGO , Feb. 23. Dan Wren , ono of the convicted boodlers of' Cook county , who has been in jail for muny months , came into court this morning and asked that sentence bo passed on him at once. His request was granted and he will bo taken to Jollct pen- ! , tcntiary this afternoon , Victims of the Blast. DUI.UTH , Feb. 23 , The total number of Injured by the explosion yesterday , includ ing those slightly injured , was thirty-four , Fournro.now dead. The coroner's inquest Is in progress to-day , but a verdict is not probable until to-morrow. Konucd the PoHtoillce. SPUING HILL , Kan. , Feb. . [ Special Tel egram to the BEB. ] The postoRtca hero was robbcct this morning. The robbci-s blow open the safe and secured about (100 worth 01 stamps. , , . SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS , Punishment of the Man Who Killed Constable Logan. ORATORS OF NORTHERN IOWA. Preparations Tor a Contest at Mason City A Mlndcn Farmer's Unsuccessful - successful Attempt to End Ills Existence. Sent Up For Five Years. DnsMoi.s-us , In. , Fob 23. ] Special Tele gram to the Buc. ] Joseph Rowe , recently tried at Boone for the murder of Constable Logan , In this city , n year ago and convicted of manslaughter , has been sentenced to state prison for five years. The trial of J. Reed Hurlbut , as accessory before the fact , will take place nt Boone in March , Opposition to Voting the Tax. Sioux CITV , In. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tole- grom to the BEE. ] Formidable opposition has developed to the proposition now pend ing to vote a 8 per cent tax in aid of the pro jected Sioux City & Northern railroad. It is said that a largo number of influential citi zens have organized and raised a fund with which to fight the tax. This organization lias printed circulars charging that the scheme is not really to build a connection with the Manitoba system but to aid a line which will be turned over to the Chicago cage , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha. The directors of the projected Sioux City & North- ert road deny this and claim that their efforts are bona lido. They offer to turn over the management of the enterprise to any repre sentative citizens who may bo chosen to act as trustees. It is now believed that there is a strong chance to defeat the tax. Dispensed With Prayer. DCS MOINBS , la. , Fob. 23. On account of the strike of the Ministerial association none of the representatives of that body were pres ent yesterday , and the house was opened without prayer. There appeared instead a scries of whcrcases and resolutions stating the resolution adopted by the house on Fri day making Inquiry why the Catholic clergy was discriminated against in the assignment of ministers as chaplains did not suit them , and they therefore washed their hands of the entire matter as an association , and that its members would only appear and pray upon invitation. The house took no action and .proceededto business without the divine sup plication. .Car Thieves Arrested. ' WATERLOO , la. , Fob. 23. The village of ifford has been the scene of the plundering operations of an enterprising gang of car thieves this winter , as is proved by recent developments. About the middle of January several Ch'.cago & Northwestern cars were burglarized. The company sent a detective , who arrested three men , among them the new station agent of the company , and lodged them in the county jail at Eldora. Tuesday the officers returned and arrested two or three inoro men. Amending a Railroad Charter. uuuQUE , Feb. 23. Amendments to the articles of incorporation of the Cedar Rapids & Chicago railroad company were filed in this city to-day. This line , extending from Cedar Rapids to Manchester , has been com pleted but a few months. The amendments provide for an increase in the capital stock of $500,000 , which evidently means that the com pany will extend its line to the coal fields of Iowa. _ Mootly and Sankcy Meetings. Sioux Cur. la. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tele gram to the BEB. ] It was decided to-day to continue the Moody and Sankcy meetings over Sunday. Rev. Mr. Hursha , who Is here , tried to have Mr. Moody spend Sunday and Monday in Omaha , but his engagements would not permit. Immense crowds are attending all the services. Tried to Hang Himself. MINDEN , la. , Feb. 23. [ Special to the BEE. ! ThovisThles , a prosperous farmer living- six miles south of here , attempted suicide by hanging himself with a rope In the barn on his premises last night. His hired man , on going to the barn to do the chores , discovered and cut him down just in time to save him. Ho has acted strangely for tno past few days , and attempted his life In a fit of dcsppndency , North Iowa Oratorical Contest. MA80N.CiTy , la. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tele gram to the BEK. ] Complete arrangements have been'made for the north Iowa oratorical contest to bo held April 20. Ackloy , Elflora , Webster City , Osage , Hampton and Clear Lake will send delegates. f The Iowa Legislature. DBS MOINES , la. , Feb. 23. In the senate , bills to provide for the levy of an extra % mill state tax for 1888 and 18S9 , to pay out standing indebtedness , passed by a vote of 39 to9. to9.Mr. Mr. Woolson introduced a bill asking an nppropriaton of $50OCO for the erection of a suitable soldiers' and sailors' monument on the capitol grounds at DCS Moines. The bill to repeal the law relating to the appointment of a state veterinarian , was passed. It provides for the appointment by the governor for three years , that the veteri narian shall bo a member of the board of health and his compensation $5 per day. In the house the consideration of the rail road bill was resumed. No important amend ment was made to any section and the con sideration will bo resumed to-morrow. A resolution was passed by the union conven tion of railway employes yesterday endorsing the minority report of the senate railroad committee as made by Mr. Dodge. A Joint convention of the legislature was hold this evening and all caucus nominees , Including H. A. Burrell , for regent and the trustees -of the various state institutions wore elected. Prison Wardens Crossly and Barr were ro-clectcd. Iowa's Boss College Orator. IOWA CiTv..Ia. Feb. J3. In the state orator ical contest to-night'first honors were award ed J , K.Wilson , of the Iowa college ; second to S. T. Mears , of Cornell college , and third to P. S. Arnold , of Parson's college. Wilson will represent the state in the inter-state contest next May. The contested presi dency case resulted in seating McGrow , of Lenox college. Officers for the coming year are distributed as follows : President , Coo college ; virc-prcsident. Parsons college ; secretary and treasurer , Tabor college. The Delta Tau Delta fraternity Is holding a di vision conference hero. , It Can't Bo Dunn. DunuQUE , la. , Fob. 23 , United States Judge Shirass to-day rendered a decision in the case of the R. G.Dun Commercial agency vs. the Dunn Collection and Protection asso ciation of Sioux City , granting an injunction restraining the defendants from iiblng the word "Dunn" in the title or any combination of the same In any namo. Biilldlng Oil Rhlps. DUI.UTII , Minn. , Feb. 23. [ Special Telegram - gram to the Ben. ] Officials of the Standard Oil company now here , say the company has contracted for tlio building of four largo vessels to carry oil In bulk from Cleveland to Duluth , Tho'returning loans will : bo iron ore. H is bclluved.thc vessels will bo b.uilt at Cleveland ! THE DULUTH DISASTER. Four Dead , Two In a Precarious Con dition and Thirty-Four Wounded. DULUTH , Mum. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tele gram to the BEK.I All day long crowds num bering in the aggregate several thousands have visited the scene of yesterday's awful avalanche of death nnd disaster. The list of wounded numbers thirty-four nnd four nro dead , with two others in a very precarious condition. The balance nro all right nnd will recover. From early morning until the ad journment of the Inquest this evening the street near the morgue , where the Inquest was being held , was densely packed with people and In the afternoon the sheriff and two deputies nnd chief of police and a largo number of patrolmen were necessary to open n passage for vehicles. Coroner McComb commenced the Inquest nt 2 o'clock. The jury Is composed of the best class of repre sentative citizens. When the officers ap peared having in charge the arrested foreman , Ole Lundberg , the crowd was worked up to a pitch of intense excitement and many lawless cries were hoard. Surrounded by officers the pris oner was led safely through the largo con course of people and Into the morgue. Ills testimony was given In a straight forward manner , but was materially crossed by the testimony of subsequent witnesses. It will take several days to complete the in quest , as there are about a hundred wit nesses to bo examined , many of whom are called as experts In the manner of using dynamite nnd Its peculiar properties. At 5:30 : the inquest was adjourned until 10 o'clock to-morrow. Lundburg is defended at the Inquest by Hon. W. E. McLcunon , queen's counsel , of Winnipeg. TRAIN ItOBBEitY. Two Masked Men Do a Neat Job on the Southern Pacific. TUCSON , Ariz. , Feb. 2b. The west-bound rain on the Southern Pacific was boarded by wo masked men last night at Stein's Pass. They cut the express nnd mall car loose from ho train , and compelled the engineer to run lown the track about a half ft inllo with it. Chey then forced the messenger to open the car. which they rilled of all valuables , but vitnout disturbing the mails. The engineer ivns then ordered bnck to the train , and the robbers disappeared. The1 express loss Is said to be heavy. A posse is in pursuit. The Cleveland Contempt Case. CLEVELAND , O. , Feb. 2J. [ Special Telo- ijram to the BEE. ] Mrs. Josephine Ammon , the Eyelid avenue lady who was imprisoned n the county jail by Judge Hamilton of the common pleas bench for contempt of court , , vas released by the Cuyahoga county circuit court last evening on application to suspend ; ho order of the court below. Mrs. Ammon was In Jail forty-two days. Joslo Blann , n young woman not of sound mind , but owning considerable property , boarded with Mrs. Ammon. Attorney L. II. Johnson was the guardian of the wpman , but ho was distaste ful to her and Mrs. Ammon. An effort was made to have him removed , but Johnson made an effort to get possession of his ward. She was hidden by Mrs. Ammon , and Johnson began habeas corpus proceedings. At the hearing Mrs. Ammon was asrccd as a witness if she knew the whereabouts of Miss Blann. She refused to answer either the lawyer or court , and the judge imprisoned and fined her 81CO for contempt. Mrs. Ammon had her apartment in jail elegantly furuishcd-aud re fused to purge herself of contempt. Fatal Horse Plague. NEW Yonx , Feb. 23. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ] The horses of the Now York riding club have been attacked by the epi demic. The club , which has perhaps one of the finest riding stables in tha world , num bers about 500 members , nearly one-half of whom keep their choice mounts at its estab lishment in East Fifty-eighth streetbetween Madison and Fifth avenue. Many of them are valued at $2,000 each , and there are hardly any that are not worth at least (500. The epidemic was first noticed at the begin ning of this week. The disease Is spinal meningitis. Three horses have died of the epidemic up to this morning. While the dis ease is recognized as non-contagious , it is in fectious , nnd the strongest precautions have been taken by other riding academics to pre vent its entry into their stalls. It Is re ported several livery stables have been vis ited by the epidemic , although but slightly , and there was a belief expressed that the epidemic may become quite general and cause the loss of many valuable horses. The President in St. Augustine. ST. AuoubTiNE , Fla. , Feb. 23. The presi dential party arrived hero at noon , nnd had a reception at the hotel. In accordance with the president's wish there were no formal ceremonies. A tour of points of interest in the city was made in tbe afternoon , and this evening there was n brilliant public reception. RJACKSONVILLE , Fla. , Feb. 23. The presi- int's party this morning inspected the ex position thoroughly before the general pub lic was admitted. Great surprise was ex pressed by all at the opulence and variety of the flowers and fruit displayed. Mrs. Cleve land enjoyed for the first time the experiedco of plucking orange blossoms and oranges from trees and cutting down pineapples. Gifts in endless variety were made to the presidential party by the officers of the oxjx- sition and others , and much space in the car was filled with thcsovjion the start was made for St. Augustine. The president goes to-night via Palutkn to Titusvillo , where a steamer will bo taken to Rock Ledge , on the Indian river. Leaving there to-morrow noon the party will visit the Sanford exposition and also Winter park. The return trip wili bo commenced to-morrow night. A Domestic Tragedy. CHICAGO , Feb. 23. Julian Tungreen , living on the north side , was found in an uncon scious condition in her homo this afternoon , On the bed lay the bodies of her two children and from appearances they have been dead over twenty-four hours. Tlio police and coroner are investigating. The mother dieu at the county hospital to night. The cause of the death of herself and children is yet unknown , borne holding it to bo a ease of coal gas ] > olKon , while others in cline to the belief that th ( mothcr poisoned tbo children and herself. An inquest will bo held. Pitiable Condition of Miners. HAXLKTON , Pa. , Feb. 23. The congres sional investigation comniittco this morning examined D. M. Evans , a legislator and practi cal miner. He said the condition of the men in this region was pitiable. They could not under the store system and the rates paid get enough to eat and wear. Some of the miners never saw a dollar in cash. Other witnesses tcstiiled us to the manner In which the miners were held at the mercy of the compa nies. A Presidential I'oct. SritiNCiFiKLD , III. , Feb. 23. J. H. Bcidler , of Mount Pulaskl , sent from hero to Presi dent Cleveland to-day an original poem writ ten in honor of Washington , Lincoln and Cleveland , printed on silk , trimmed with vel vet and bound with neat covers made from tlm headboard of a bed occupied by Lincoln while in Mount Pulaski many years ago. The Death Ilccord. Bciu.ix , Fob. 23. Prince Louis , second son of the grand duke of Baden and grandson of Emperor William , is dead. Ho was twenty- three years of ago. Weather Indications. For Nebraska : Colder , fair weather , fol lowed by light rain or snow , light to fresh winds , shifting to northwesterly. For Iowa : Fair weather , followed by light rains , colder In western portions , warmer , followed by colder In eastern portion , light to fresh winds shifting to westerly. For Eastern ana Southwestern Dakota : Fair weather , followed by slightly colder and light local snows or rams , light to frcstuvcst- crly winds , becoming variable , ' . . PERHAPS IT IS TASCOTT , A Man Supposed to Bo Snail's Murderer < doror Captured. FOUND AT LEBANON , MISSOURN Scars Discovered on HIi Body Which Correspond With TlioHo on the Fugitive Criminal Held For Identification. Is He the Murderer ? LCHANON , Mo. , Feb. W. [ Special Telegram - gram to the BKK. j Enrly this morning Sher iff Oscar Klilera , of Franklin county , assisted ) by Sheriffs Goodalo nnd Greontroc , of this city , and Countable Strawbun , of Holla , ef fected the capture of a man wlio Is believed beyond question to bo W. B. TUseott , tha murderer of Amos J , Snoll , the Chicago mil lionaire. Thu man gnvuthe name of Walter D\ Lumm and claimed to bo traveling from Hills * bore , 111. , to his homo In southern Kansas , Tlip attention of Sheriff Ehlers was first nU trolled by the man's team , a span of spotted ! ponlcsns , ho passed through Union last Friday1 afternoon , by his suspicious actions , and ho atk once wired the Chicago police , receiving In structions from them to arrest the man at al\ hazards. By that time , however , Tuscottk had made such headway that ho was 119 $ overtaken until ho reached here. Iho dci scrlption of Tascott tallies precisely witH that of tlio man arrested. There is a scar ol a gunshot wound on the right hip , scars on his left knee and thigli and shackle marks on the ankles. The man has with him n woman who ho says Is his wife and whoso uialdca name ho gives as Ella Farrinton. Started After the Prisoner. CHICAGO , Fob. 23. On receipt of the new& from Lebanon , Mo. , that W. B. Tascott was supposed to bo In custody there , two officers started for that place for the purpose of bringing back the prisoner if ho is found to. < bo tlio right man , Theatrical Difficulties. KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tole- -si grnntothoBiK. : ] A suit for damages will be commenced to-morrow by Henry Lacy , of the "Still Alarm" company , against D. T. , Keillor , of the Kansas City museum , for put ting on Mr ; Lacy's copyright play , "Tho Planter's "Wife , " without permission. Lacy bought the play nt New York for $0,000 and\ \ paid the money to Nathan Iscndorf. now of this city. Mr. Lacy says ho has also been furnished with power of attorney by A. M , Palmer , of the Madison Square theater of New York , to proceed against Mr.Kcillcr fo having produced "Tho Private Socretarylr and using the original pastors which read "Gillette as the private secretory. " The Missouri Falling. KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] The Missouri river la falling rapidly and since yesterday's report ) has fallen twelve Inches , and the government ' guag'o shows a doptb of 14.35 feet above lovf water. No damage can now result unlesri terrible rains fall immediately. The river Is ! olear of ice for many miles above this city and is now open to the Mississippi. The noxfl rise will not come until June , when the rive * will probably reach even a higher point than it has this winter. ' A Lucky Explosion. KANSAS CITT , Mo. , Feti. 88. [ Special gram to the BEE. ] John O'Briotf , a laborer , . while at work this morning , accidentally tipped oyor a box containing dynamite caps. An explosion followed and the' man's clothes. were completely blown from his body , but. strange to say , beyond a few cuts and mlno bruises , O'Brien was uninjured. More Indictments Against Shneffer. KANSAS CITV , Mo. , Feb. 23. [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] The grand Jury to-day returned two indictments against Charles A. Shacffcr , ono for obtaining $6",000 in monoyi bonds and stocks on false pretenses , and th second for attempting to obtain f 140,000 by fraudulent means. A bench warrant waa. immediately issued and Shncffor arrested ; but ho manage d to secure bouda in the sun ) of * 12,000. THE CHEVENNEU INDIGNANT. They Strongly Object to the Dawoa Sioux Reservation Bill. PIEIIIIE , Dak. , Fob. 23. Excitement exist * among the Cheyenne Indians over the Dawoa Sioux reservation bill , and the chiefs made speeches at an all night council lust night. The Indians have raised money to send delegates - gates to Washington to protect their rights , but the authorities refused to grunt a permit for the trip. Crow Eagle spoke of this as an outrage. Ho was anxious to see tbe reserva * tion opened and know his people were with , . > him , but they ought to bo allowed to have representation at Washington. Comment on the Fish Treaty. LONDON , Feb. 23. The Chronicle , com menting on the fish treaty , says : "Itls' [ miserable bargain. In the nature of things Canada's concessions appear to bo large * than America's , but it would be useless for Chamberlain to extort such terms from America as would lead to a rejection of tha treaty by the senate. " The Dally News says : "We still think 16 would have been better to have chosen u coqi- mlssioner less obnoxious to a powerful sec tion of the American public. " - , The Times says : "Wo shall bo surprised if a majority of the Canadians do not appre ciate the fisheries settlement highly. Wo are certain that the compromise will appear 'more skillful the more closely It is examined. " An amendment by Shaw-Lufovre. affirm * ing the necessity of measures dealing with arrears of cxcessivo rent in Ireland , was re jected after a spirited debate. The report on , the address in reply to the queen's speech was adopted. ' . In the House of Lords. LONDON , Feb. 23. In. the house of lords this evening Lord Strathd en moved that the government produce the latest papers regard ing events in Bulgaria and suggested thaff Great Britain Invite a conference to consider the question. Salisbury promlsea to place the papers on the table , but did not think ft conference desirable. Royal Engagements. LONDON , Feb. 23. It is reported that tha Prince of Wales , on the occasion of his sil ver .wedding banquet , will announce the be trothal of Prince Albert Victor to his cousin , Princess Alexander , of Greece , nnd the be trothal of Princess Victoria to the Duke of Sparta , crown prince of Greece. A Priest and Farmers Sentenced. DUHLIN , Feb. 23. Father Kennedy and' ' eight farmers have been convIcteH and sen tenced to two months imprisonment for at tending a meeting of a suppressed branch of , the National league at Now Market , County Claro. A Plan of Campaign Victory. DUIII.IN , Feb. 'J3 , The plan of campaign victory near Loughrca was celebrated wittV bo n II res this evening. Sir Henry Burke h * j granted u 25 per cent reduction , pays tha , legal costs , reinstates the evicted tenants ana/ / P'iys the cost of their maintenance since evic tion. McCarlaii has granted a reduction 0 } 55 per cent. Hrcrct Hussions i.f the Chambers , , , PA H i H , Feb. 23.--Despite the oppoaitlon 6fl tha right the chamber to-day btcvet session clause , '