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Fturrt The Omaha Sunday Bee fwirj - .
' Comment on the Results and BffootB
J of His Expedition
ttut llio Kmnoh lVoiilo llnvo Only
Wciriln or lrn I so fur llio Orcnt
I plorcr Sumo Faoti
About OriinlimlH
Ilrnvo in u Iloulitrut Cnnsp
\CnpuiloM \ I1S0 hy Jnmti llorlm flen > inM
I'aiii , Nov SO I Now York Herald Cable
Special to Tub Hnn.l Wo had our first
I snow Wednesday , which did not remain
long on the ground , hut made walking and
' driving fnr frotn ngrcenblo Now the
weather continues mild and wet and ( strong
| westerly winds privnll , bringing showers and
, drizzling rain Tlio shops now have to bo
lighted as early as il o'clock ' In the afternoon
Ulsters and waterproof umorcllas rule
supreme , und , at an lnvctornto old bachelor
remarked yoslorday , the only compensation
this Scotch weather brings Is tantalizing
rovolatlons of smartly turned ankles , relieved -
| lioved by the harmomos of silk
lace that may dally bo admired In the
Hue do la Pnlx ns the Parlsicnncs alight
| from tholr broughams and flit from modlsto
, to conturlcro In quest of a novelty or gossip ,
i Mr Stanloy's nnmo once again is heard in
| the boulevards , clubs and cafes The Pari-
[ ilan papers all call attention editorially to
li ' his letters and the news of his ttomcrio mis-
, slon Franco has only pralso for Stanley ,
\ but the results and effects of his expedition
aroiegardcd as of doubtful benefit to civili
zation Tor instance , Temps , In a loading
article , sayst The cautious eiiticlsm ttiat
I wo vcntttied to express about the result of
the expedition Is now confirmed by the atti-
I tudo of Emln , rovealcd by Mr Stan
I ley's ' unmlstakablo comt > lalntf > . Htnln
| Pasha regretted Stanley's Intel vuntlon Ho 1
I bollqvod , rightly or wrongly , tnat ho was 1
| [ compotcntto defend his position Ho sorl-
| ously licsitatod about evacuating the Soudan ,
j Nothing short of a revolt , provoked partially
II at least by Stanley's arrival and by the 1
[ ( nnxiuty which his coming caused among the 1
If ofllccrs , determined Emm to follow his
li liberator After alt that has been said and
II done , It remains true that the lirinclnal per
il ion interested contemplated with Joy the ?
I ) assistance which ho bad not asked for and
I the first effect of which was the fall of
If civilisation's last fortress on the uopor Nile
I , From nil these fatigues , suffering and aacrl-
II flees remain as a souvenir of nn epopee
I ! hcrolo few geographical conquests and
| | the return • to Kurono of a few
rive adventurers But the prlca paid for
lis was not only the loss of a number of
ves , but the ruin of nil that survived of ono
f the greatest feats.of civilization of this
otjtury nt a moment when Europe , by moans
t Us representatives nt Brussels , is study
: ig how to put an end to the slave trade
'ublio opinion , while welcoming with Joy the
nudful of uonquisators who return from
iffrica after unhoard-of suffering , can only
cploro the fatal issue of an outcrpriso that
as destroyed the sola rampart iu the south
ppoEcd to Mnndisui 't '
Jacques St Core has in Figaro nn artielo
ntttlod ' 'Stauloy nnd Emln , " in wliich ho
ays : "A peculiarity which strikes the
cadcr of the Stanley letters Is his extraor-
llnarlly American view of llfo Describing
low ho oscnped the great danger , ho wrote : '
Was It chance or provldenco which got us
mt of tbat evil pass ! Itiiiuk it was cbauco ,
or Provldenco ought to have saved others
athor than us ' I know not , " continues Store .
? ere whether the Protectant missionaries
vho supplied Stnnloy with a cargo
if bibles will bo very satis-
led with this exclamation , but amatourcs
if physcbology will bo " In conclusion
. ' 'Jgaro saysi "I know no inoro curious
itudythau that of this American solf-mado
nan , a real struggler for life , marching on-
vurd , cutting his way through forests , hang
ng negroes by the wuy , ns an oxumplo to
ithers There is a DIckens-liko toucli iu
his pair who are undergoing dangers as
jrcatns mortal over faced ; who scarcely
mow each other ; who wrlto each other in
ho heart of a virgin forest letters boglnning
, vith Sir nnd ending with your faithful
lorvant ; ' who cordially detest each ether ,
The Saviour , despising the two men , bus
laved and saved "
It Is now nearly a year slnco Prado's head
toll in the Place do la Hoquatto Publio
recollection of this here of the guillotine Is
revived by an Incident which has just coma
uudor the attontlon of the pollco , At the
tlmo of bis capture for Marie Agultant's
murder ho inhabited a hotel in the Course la
Rein , a friend and follow countryman of bis
named Lorenzo occupying a room next to his
On Ootober 23 , 1S87 , Prude gave Lorenzo a
ticket for the Chatolat theater and In the
latler's ' ubsonco entered his room and was
making awav with a casket containing towels
when ho was dotcctcd aud an alarm was
given Prado took llight.llrlug at a policeman
who pursued Then a circumstance which
Which norer has boon clearly explained
took place Immediately on hearing of
Prado'a arrest Lcreazo took a train for
Geneva During tbo course of the trial
Prado frequently made such statements as :
Discover Lorenzo and tlion you will find
out all about Maria Aguitunl's jewels aud
her murdcror " The pollco thought Lorenzo
merely a myth , invented by the versatile
and mysterious prisoner Now , however ,
Lorenzo has boon arrested , who is in all
probability the very man Prado
referred to The circumstances thathavo
brought about bis arrest are not of any
special interest and rather complex , but
briefly they may bo described as turning on
Loronzo's connection with a baud of usurers ,
which might have ended in a very ordinary
fashion hud not Soron , chief of the Paris
dotcctlvo pollco , while searching Lorenzo's
upartweut , como across a quantity of Jewels
to the value of 300,000 francs This discov •
ery caused great oxeltemeat at tbo Paris
detective department Where did Lorenzo ,
get all these Jewels ! Wcro they sold to blm
by Prado , who had stolen thorn from Maria I
Agultaul after having mutdcrcd her , or had !
Lorenzo been Prado's ncconipllco , and had !
tbe latter determined to got the proccods of
their common crimes from out Lorenzo's \
bauds )
A sale took place Wednesday at the Ilotol I
d'Houot of the wardrobe and personal effects ,
of tlio late Oliver Metro The wbolo sulo
only fetched 1,697 francs Amongst other
things sold were several violins , oua being a
Marglolo Marelli , dating from the year 15T7
1'his was found never to have
belonged to Metro , but had been
put Into tbe sulo by the auctioneer Metras'
own violin , to the sound of which probuuly
thu greater portion of thajcunncsso d'or of
Frauco have tripped the llg > t fantastic , was
Knocked down for 14 franoi , The medals
presented on different occasions to the lata
composer aud fuyorito lender were sold by
tbo weight
A icnsdtlonal murder trial has Just taken
place at Nancy that wilt stand high In the
nnnals of causes celobrcs Last year a soi
rlcs of murders was committed nt Pont
Amonsson , near the German frontier , that
recalled the exploits of "Jnck the Hipper "
On December 18 o married couple named
Sulzcr , who kept a sort * of broker shop in
the villngo , wcro foutid dead In the mlddlo
of the room was n table with a white cloth
nnd the remains of a frugal ro-
past HsUo the table and In a
kneeling posture was the body of the
husband , still clutching iu his hand a pair of
scissors , with which ho had been cutting
some cloth for a oustomor Two paces dls
font lay the body of his wife Both had
their throats cut On the tops of the heads
was n hole In the skull as it made with a
hammer The pocitots of the deccasd had
been turned wrong sldo out All the money
in the shop had disappeared A few days
afterwards n woman named Ferry , who koot
a charcoal shop was also found dead Her
throat was cut exnetly the same way as
these of Sulzor nnd wlfo On top of tbo
hc.id was a hole as if made wltb n hammer
All Her money had also been taken The
woman had also been nssasslaated Just as
she was showing wares to a custouior
Three days later another murder was an
nounced and the inhabitants of the Uttlo vil
lage becatno panic stricken This time the
victim was a widow named Francois , who
iicpt a wlno shop She was found on her hack
with her throat cut On topof the head was
a hole as If mudo with a haunnor The rigid
corpse clutched n butica of gray hair , appar
ently torn In the struggle from the assassins
head On the counter was a glass lilted with
wlno , Indicating that , as in the other ensoa ,
the murderer presented himself as a cus
tomer All the money had disappeared ,
showing that hero also roohory was the mo-
tlvo , The pauio at Pout a'Mousson was now
so great that Immediately after sunset the
inhabitants barricaded thcmsolvos in their
houses and the citizens orgaulzed a patrol
service , and , armed to the teeth , they passed
up und down the streets all night Several
arrests were made , but no evidence was ob
tained Finally Jaucmo , the Pailsian inspector
specter of police , was sent to Pont a'Mous-
son to ferret out the murderer The In-
specter found out that during February an
unknown oorson , wearing a lur cloak and
woolen cap , used to appear at Pont n'Mous-
son at dusk and visit shops kept by
old women The inspector followed up this
clue and by questioning the Innkeepers
found that the stranger was a printer named
d'Auguar ' , who served in the armv as a ser
gennt In 1SI9 and who greatly distinguished
himself nnd had become ngcuaarmo Fur
ther Investigations showed that d'Augua had
a wife aud two children Ho had lost bis
nlaco In the printing establishment and came
to Pont a'Mousson , leaving his wife , who
was encientc , nt a neighboring village Ono
day the wife impatient at not hearing from
her husband and not receiving tiny money
walked , to Pont a'Mousson to reproach him
D'Augua j replied ; "A man owes mo money
I j will go and gov him to pay mo " With these
words ho went away and returned with 200
francs ( to his wife This very night the Sul-
zors ; were murdered The day after the
murder of the widow Ferry , d'Augua paid
some , debts , By a slmiliar colucidenco ono
of the franc pieces he paid out was stained
with blood On the night of tbo assaslna-
tlon , of tbo widow Francois , d'Augua had
been asked by souio comrades to pl.iy cards
D'Augua looked at his watch and said :
You , will bavo to wait for mo , ns I have an
important errand to attend to " He returned
Into In the evening and the next day paid
debts , saying : "I wish to leave Pont
aMousson ' " A button found near the body
! of tlio widow Francois corresponded exactly
with the ones on d'Augua's ' trousers , and
ono ' of d'Augua's buttons was missing The
huir found clutched In the band of Mme
Francois was preclsoly the same color as
DAuguas ' Other Important circumstantial
evidence was adduced , but that was not very
strong Evidence is now brought to light
that goes to provo that d'Augua has mur
dered at loust four other persons
a clerk named Pcrnot and his
wife nt Fpinal In April , 1687 ,
and Martin and bis wife at Saint Nabord on
March 15 , lbSS D'Augua protests vigor
ously that ho is innocent and a victim of cir
cumstances , and stoutly denies every charge
und allegation For instauco :
The President Three witnesses are ready
to swear they saw you at 0 o'clock prowling
near the shop of Sulzcr , whom you after
wards murdered
D'Augua That Is false The witnesses
President Uut that is not all You sold
twelve metres of cloth that came from bul-
zor's shop to a merchant near Pont a'Mous
son.D'Augua I never sold any cloth If the
merchant says I did ho Is a liar
President Five witnesses Bwear that you
offered to sell him cloth , and the clothes you
wear were purchased with the ; money you
robbed from tbo murdered Sulzcrs
D'Augua No n , non
The court then adduced ovldenco tracing
d' Augun's movements day by day and
almost minute by mnuto Ho showed that
bo was wandering about In his fur c. oak ' at
Pont n'Mousson , continually on the watch
for now victims ,
Procurer General Was this the first tlmo
you went to Moussonl
D'Augua ( excitedly ) M , lo procureur
General , I am sorry , but I will answer tha
quostious of M. lo president , but not yours
Prosldont He has a right to ask you any
questions that h6 deems fit
D'Augua ( shruggiag his shoulders } Is It
President Well , what did you go , to
D'Augua I wont there merely to take a
wall ; and visit tbo ruins I didn't ' wish to
leave the country without having enjoyed
this line point do voro
Prosldont You would have murdered the
Simotheo woman , whoso husband kept u res
taurant , had you found her alone February
4 , You had no money and you loft your
watch as security to pay for your dluner
D'Augur I had no money because I had
lost a now pocket book
Prosldont What nonsense You bavo al
ready told half a dozen stories to explain
D'Augua Non , non , non
President The very next day after the m-
quest on stilt another victim you called at a ;
wineshop kept by a woman named Camus ,
You drank two glasses of abscintbu You |
asked the woman whether she was doing
much business and whether she had much ,
money You followed her Into tbo kitchen ,
seeking an opportunity to kill her , when you ,
were astonished to find appther womau !
there Then you wont awny ,
D'Augua ( slamming his bands with fury ) I
Non , non
President The Ferry woman was mur-
dercd iu broad daylight between half past 3
and 4 oclock Where were you at half past 01
D'Augua At a masons shop , where I
bought a piece of twiuo Afterwards I went
to my room The landlady hauded mo a
letter from my wife
Presldeut Elf , bleu non At thai Uour you
wcro < In the Hue du Core , and witnesses nro I
ready i to swear they saw you walking un nnd
down near the shop of the Ferry woman
\Vhat were you doing there !
D'Augun I was not there
A sensational Incident of the trial yestor-
dny ' was the apnearancn In the witness box
of ' tbo prisoners wlfo Mme D'Augua's entrance -
trance was saluted by a murmur of pity Her
appearance was that of a dressmaker , who
finds it dinicult to earn n livelihood hero Her
ojeswororod and swollen with fiequent
weeping The examination by the presiding
Judco began thus 1
When your husband was at Pont a'Mous '
son you wrote him letter upon letter asking
him for money to pay tlio creditors ho had
loft behind Receiving no nnswor , you Uo-
cided to go to him and nsk hltn far money
You told nlm of the strait In which ho had
placed you , nnd his answer was : "I have
no money today , hut tomorrow I shall have
plenty " Then , turning to the prisoner , the
Judge askedi
Why did you thus lie to your wlfo ,
D'Augua , If , as you assert , you had money
saved 1"
D'Augun I had told ono Ho aud I backed
It up with others
Tno examination of the wltnoss turned
upon the tlmo d'Augua ' had returned homo
on the night of the murder of Mine , Sulzcr
The poor woman's replies showed how her
mind was distracted by a dcslro to say noth
ing incriminating her husband and an In
tention to tell the truth The questions to
wliich she was subjected by the Judge sev
eral times caused the spectators to groan
loudly Every sympathy was with the wit
ness , Meanttmo d'Auguo remained In a
half recumbent position in his seat , his foco
hidden in his bands Ho was extremely
During the rest of the trial proceedings
wcro rather monotonous , the witnesses
called being simply women who had seen
d'Augua ' prowling nroucjl Mme Sulzer's
house previous to the commission of the
While d'Augua was being convoyed from
the court house to tbo prison the crowd
hooted , hissed and groaned at him
Ono nt , ltH I'rnnilnoiit Oitlzcim Sited
For Urcaob of Prnmlso
Minneapolis , Nov 30. [ Special Telegram
to The Bkr.1 Soeloty circles wcro shocked
to an unusual degree this afternoon by the
bringing of a suit for # 15,000 damages for
breach of promise by Mrs J. E. Camp , a
charming young widow , against Edward C *
Avery , ono of the olllcors of the Accommo
dation banking company The fact that
Avery is a man led man adds a deal to the
sensation The complaint alleges that Avery
wrote Mrs Cump letters undcr'tho name of
Edward Jacicson , in which ho urged her to
allow him to keen conmanv with tier , savlnir
ho was a widower with thrco children nnd
wanting a woman to take care of thorn She
pormlttod ] him to visit her from two to four
times ( u week , except thrco weeks while he
was in California , when ho wrote her many
letters j Mrs Camp alleges that they became -
came , engaged on Mirch 3 , lS S , and that ret
ccutly , bho learned that Avery was married
Hence the suit
Five StoiunprH Hoprosentiiic Nearly
n Million Dollars
Ciuciao , Nov SO iSpeciul Telegram to
Tnii BiiE.l A special to an nfteinoon paper
says ' that the Tioga is ashore on Grays reef ,
Mich , and that the Queen and Wli.ilo are In
too same condition All the lighters and
several ' largo tugs with aboutdOO men have
gene j to unload tha cargoes The amount of
property now on Grays reef represeuts
nearly 81,000.000.
The Hcd Wing is probably a total loss Her
decks have been badly injured , but owing to
the amount of ice clingiug to her the full
ninount of dainago cannot bo known The
otlier schoonur in distress is the II W.
Sace The Sago struck the beach at 4 p. ra
Wednesday and soon became a total wreck
The crow renched the ahoro yesterday
They suffered terribly from the cold
Bin on tlio Uook = .
Victouia , B. C , Nov 30. The steamer
Idaho ran ontho , Race rocks yesterday
morning She soon filled with water and
broke in two Her cargo consisted of 800
barrels of lime , largo quantities of fish oil ,
salmon , hops and coal , and it is now thought
the vessel nnd cargo will be a total loss
She was valued at $3,000 ; no lives lost
A Dastardly Attempt By a Chicago
Hotel Porter
CiuoAao , Nov 30. iSpoelal Telegram to
Tub Bbe.1 Flra broke out ut tbo Connecti
cut hotoltbis morning and but for its timely
discovery would doubtless have consumed
the building with the risk of cromntlng
many guests The tire was noticed In an
unused straw mattress , and was plainly of
Incendiary origin The police went to work
today and arrested a man named Dickson ,
the hotel porter Ho confessed to having
started the flro , and said that John O. Tompkins
kins , the proprietor , had given blm $200 , for
which he had promised to burn the building
On his Btatomont Tompkins was nrrestod
and is now locked up at the Lake street
station The hotel building is a turoo-story
Btono structure , and as a hotel enterprise is
said to have been unsuccessful financially
Tompkins fonlos all knowledge of his per •
tcr's Incendiary attempt The building was
London Tlieutridnls ,
ICftpi/rfoM lBS9bu Jama < } ardniiJ < sniiete.1
London , Nov 30. TNow York Herald
Cable Special to Tub Bee.1 The Gold
Craze , " a four-act piece by Brandon Thomas ,
wes produced at the Princess theater to
night under the management of Grace Haw
thorne and \V. W. Kelly Tbo chances are
that it will soon bo followed by Theodora , "
with Grace Hawthorne in the tltlo role , for
there Is no sound reason why The Gold
Craze should last mcro than a week The
plot is painfully threadbare Tlio son as
sumes the guilt of the father , who Is a forger
William Herbert as Phillip Vent , the vir
tuous son , performed the thankless task la a
satisfactory manner , and May Ito
sollo as Lucy Morton , the heroine ,
who nftor many tribulations , begets
and confers happiness by marrying the vir
tuous son , did much to lessen the part , which
seemed to envelop a faircrowdot first night
crs Jack Barnes played the villain , Baron
do Fleurvillo , in a manner not at all villain
ons In fact , the cast was boU competent
mid plucky , but tbo play was too heavy a
load Miss Hawthorne does not appear In
The Gold Craze , " as she Is resorvlng al | 1
her cuerglos for Theodora "
Coal is lee Ohoapl
PiTiauuiio , Nov , 80 , Arrangements have ,
boon made by all the coal operators of th
Moncuganela valley to close down tbelr
mines Indefinitely , as the few works In opor-
atlon have demonstrated that the demands
of tba miners cannot bo couccded with tbe
price of coal as low as It Is at picsent Five
thousand mcu will be affected
The Mttlno Man Nomlnatod by the
Ropubllcan Opticus ,
aroPliorson of Pennsylvania Secures
tlio Clerkship VnnJ Kttcn of
Ointlia Displays ! Monumental
mental - ( nit
WABHIJtOTON llUIIEU' Tlln 0\Ult l. Bl' .B , )
1513 FOCKTBIfMIl SritKKT , > •
W.tSlHNUTON , D. C „ NOV 30. )
Thomns 11. Hoed of Malnd , will bo speaker
of the Fifty-first congress I Ho was nomi
nated by the republican callous this after
noon on the second ballot , r
The contest was short ami good nnturcd
There will bo no heartburns from uny di
rection , f
It is true that a solid cas . t for Mr Reed
confronted an almost solid j western opposi
tion to him , but there was hi reality not the
least particle of sectionalism ; in tbo contest
When Mr Reed was reminded this morning
that ho had worked up a solid cast and that
therefore there was a smack of ono section
against the otlier , ho replied in that apt way
which can bo applied by no other man so
well , that if bo did not go into the caucus
With n solid east it would bo said iu oppo
sition to him , nnd very po 'lntodlv too , that ho
was unable to sreuro the support of his own
section Ho hod not , bo said , asked the cast to
support him for the purpose of opposing the
west Ho simply wanted the east at his
back because ho was a citizen of that section
and fait tbat ho must have this support in
order to win , the same ns any candidate
must have his own Immediate constituents
behind him If ho expects to succeed In any
national contest
There were 100 members in the caucus ,
only three short of the full republican mem
bership of the house This required 83
votes to make a nomination Mr Heed had
78 of these on the first ballot and in the second
end the exact number required to secure the
The nomination of Mr Reed on the second
ballot wns duo to tbo worir pf Senator Petti-
grow of South Dakota Senator Pettlgrow
is un old friend of Mr Reed and has been
doing souio telling work for him during the
past forty-eight hours Ho has an extorsive
acquaintance nnd ho pulled on this
I for all it was worth in favor of Reed , aena-
I tor Pcitiercw was Reeds only western In-
Iluenco in the caucus -Ho- was the only
man admitted who had no right to vote , and
the way ho hustled aioutid in favor of the
success of Mr Reed was a caution to the
nl.lnat < . u mnnlnilnlni-a Tim Urn Tin
kotas 1 voted for western candidates on the
first I ballot and when the second ballot be
gun ( Senator Pettlgrow went to the three
members from the Dnkotns and told them
that t if they wanted to be on the winning
sldo they must immedla : ly votofcrMr
Reed ] , He also ndvisod tlloy to vote for the
western candidates on thd JJi-sYlJallot , know
ing ] that they would btf fall right on the
second ballot and would how a gain on that
ballot for Reed The ohango of the three
men ' made the exact number re
quired ' to give Reed the nomi
nation ' Senator Pettlgrow tonight is
receiving ' hearty congratulations and consequently
quently is feeling very well over his work
There is no man In the United Stat s who
Is bettor fitted to be speaKer of the Fifty
first j congress than the man who was nom
inated ' and who will bu formally elected ou
next ' Monday The tactics eruployoa by him
during ' bis canvass for the speakership are
the strongest lccommendatlon possible
why ho should bo spaaker , They showed
him to bo possessed of the highest qualities
of ' republicanism and leadership Ho has In
. this ' contest given an earnest determination
5 o win when thcro appeared to bo Uttlo hope
of ' success that Is a prerequisite for tlio posi
tion ho is to occupy Although ho hail
against him four men of a very high typo of
republicanism and leadership uono of tbom
appeared to bo so equal to the occasion as
their competitor from the cast
The majority in the Fifty-first congress
will bo very small , and with so much legis
lation mapped out by the platform upon
which General Harrison was elected presi
dent , and which his message will recom
mend next week , the most rugged nnd as
tute facilities of n stern republican and ex
perienced legislator will bo requlrod * There
is not a question Incorporated in the cardinal
principles of the " republican party upon
which Mr Reed Is not perfectly sound Ho
has led the party in the house to some of the
greatest successes it has ever achtevod , Ho
has proved on many occasions that
no situation can arise where ho will lese
his bead aud commit an Indiscretion
Ho is preeminently a great leader among
the best loaders of the navty He will make
a good speaker and will not only do credit to
the party which elevated'him ' , but he will
preserve the best interests , commercially ,
and politically and socially , of the country
Personally , Mr Reed is a tower of phys
ical and mental Btrcngth.j 'Ho stands about
six feet thrco In height , weighs probably two
hundred nnd fifty pounds and is familiarly
referred to by his friends as the man with
the SbaKspearian locks " His hirsute cov
ering is not , however , long He has an im
mense expanao of baldness ' , which glvos his
large and Intelligent looking head and face
the classic features of a win of great mental
force aud culture Ho la a. speaker without
a peer iu the house and wjth few peers in
the country His f t-o Is smooth ,
with the oxceptloa [ of a very
slight moustache Ho has ! a deep , rich and
plousaut voice and one of Who most catching
smiles worn by any mam in publio life Ho
is prepossessing and a iatural loader of
men - I
There was a surprise or two In store when
the speakership was disposed of and the
nomination of minor oQccra was taken up
It was believed up to a few hours ago that
Major John M. Carson , tho'Washington ' cor
respondent of the ; Philadelphia Ledger ,
would bo nominated cleric of the bouse
Major Carson was defeated on tbo first bal
o t by Hon , Edward MoPjjerson Both men
ara residents of Pennsylvania apd the con
test was really oao , t bo battled by the
Pennsylvania delegation1 , ' , Souator Quay felt
under obligations to Mr.jMel'herson for tbe
yaluablo services hot rendered in tbe
presidential campaign as secretary of
the republican congressional committee and
bo felt warrautod In worltlng for his nomin
ation The friends of Major Carson were i
rcry much Incensed over the action of Sena '
tor Quay but the result pf the first ballot
showed that Quays candidate for some i
reason or other was wanted ' the clerk , for
bo received 110 votes against-50 for Carson It ;
was feared today that the \yoilt of BunaUff
Quay would bring about a split in tbo I'eun-
sylvanla delegation , lead to bitter personal
Ities and result in an open rupture und ro
volt sgalust tbe chairmau of the republlcau 1
national committee , but now th t the coutest I
Is over recriminations nro not indulged In
and good fooling prevails Sir Mcl'hersoti
hns teen a member of congress and for sov-
crnl terms clerk of the house He will make
a good oftlcer
The nomination of ox-Congressman A. J ,
Holmes , of Boone , la , to bo sergeant nt
arms was a surprise oven to the Iow.t delega
tion ' 1 ho nomlnntlon , however , was duo to
thd excellent qualities of Major Holmes In
the Itrst ulnce , and In the second place to
ono of the most eloquent spooehes over de
livered by a candidate Colonel Hcndeisou ,
who wns Iowa's candidate for the speaker
ship , placed Major Holmes In nomination ,
nnd ho took the house by storm Major
Holmes was n gallant soldlor nnd served
with much credit ns a nlombor of tno Forty
eighth , Forty-ninth and Flftioth congresses
Having left the house only last March ho has
n cordial acquaintanceship with nil of thb
old monioors und they were all for him Ho
was not a candidate for the position and it is
ono of the few instances on record where a
position of so much responsibility is
tendered one who did not nsk for
it There was a ono armed union
soldier in the field for the place , Charles
Reed of Minnesota , but ho only recolvcd 13
votes against 112 for Major Holmes
The nomination of the ether oMccrs came
as i ) matter of course with the exception of
Wheat of Wisconsin , whoso nomination to
the postmasterslilp was a surprise It was
confidently boliovcd to bo almost certain
thut Captain Thomas IT MclCco of Indiana ,
who has been nn actlvo candidate for several
months , would bo nominated for this posi
tion without serious opposition The Fifty
first congress starts out admirably cquippod
There are strong men in over.v responsible
position It is conceded that Major McKin-
ey of Ohio will bo chairman of the committee
ou ways and means , which Is to formulate
mid adopt n tariff bill
Mr Cannon of Illinois will bo chairman of
tlio commlttco on appropriations
It is believed that Mr Burrough of Michi
gan , the third western caudidatoforspcakor ,
will bo chairman of the Judiciary or some
other good commlttco if ho doslrcs to leave
the commlttco on ways nnd moans
It is understood that Colouol Henderson
the fourth and last of the candidates from
the west for the speakership , desires to remain -
main where ho is at present located , on the
commlttco of appropriations
The predictions that thu Nebraska delega
tion would enst tholr first vote for Hendor-
Bouof Iowa were notveriflod by the out
come In sulto of the understanding that
Dorsoy's second choice was MclCinley and
that Council would vote for Reed on the second
end or third ballot both congressmen cast
their votes for Mr Road ut the start Con
gressman Laws alone voted for lleudorson
' 1 he entire delegation refused to rcccdo from
their decision to vote for Major Carson for
clerk and wont down with the fifty con
gressmen who ccorded themselves In favor
of ' fair play
A caucus will be held tomorrow by a num
ber of western congressmen , at which the
Nebraska delegation will bo present , nnd at
which the question of assignment to com
mittees ana patronage will bo decided
During the past few days every scnatoi
has received a printed circular from ono
D. Van Etten of Omaha bitterly assaulting
Juago Groff and calling upon thorn to vote
against his confirmation for various reasons
stated The circular defeats Itself by the
blttern03s and malignity of the language
used and by the outrageous charges mudo
ngalnsta man who has been honored bv the
people who have best known him This
would be in Itself sufficient to cause the
document to bo thrown Into the waste basket
were It not known that the man who sends it
was disbarred and a candidate for the peni
tentiary owing to his unprofessional conduct
in Omaha , nnd that his animus ngalnst
Judge Gio'T Is duo to his ofllcial position at
the time Van Etton was in trouble among
his professional associates
Iowa Beacon , Mahaska county , S. II
Thomas vice Mur.v Salisbury , removed ;
Hennosa , Cook county , Ed ICeonoy vice II
Vnnatto , removed ; Nlohol , Muscatlno
county , II P. Whlto vice J. W. Lendrum ,
removed ; Noith English , Iowa county , J. S.
Wagner vice E. McCrackcn , removed
Secretary Noble today overruled the mo
tion for a review in the case of John Hen
derson vs F. W. Bailey , involving the south
west ) i of sectlou 0 , township 103 north ,
range as west Mitchell land district
Isaac W. Schcrlcs of Iowa has been ap
pointed to a f 1,000 clerkship in tbo sui goons
office ,
Tbo commissions of John Q. A. Bradcn ,
register , and Charles J. MoLeoa , receiver of
the land office at Aberdeen , S. D. , were is-
Buod today and they will take their ofllces
without waiting for f urthor information
PewivS Hkitii ,
A Husband Who Was Atnent Lone
KiioiirIi to Bo Legally Dond ,
Kansas Citv , Mo „ Nov 30. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tub Bnir ] Judge Henry , before
whom the suit instituted by Ann McDonaugh
against Nan mo M. Baumgardt and others
Was argued , rendered a decision today In
favor of tba defendants The Enoch Arden
romance which this story developed has
been published in Tun Bub , Tha plaintiff
in the case , believing her husband w i dead ,
married Colonel James McDonaugh , for
merly chief of pollco in St Louis , While
the wife of the latter she oxcuuted a deed to
certain property near the southwestern part
of the city to James aud John Eaton Her
husband subsequently was discovered to be
alive and prospering in Lincoln county , Now
Mexico In the roeautimo the pioperty ,
which had been sold for 110.000 , had gotten
to bo worth $300,000 , and Mrs McDonaugh
sought to creep out of the sale by the claim
that tier husband , having been alive , must
have Joined her in the transfer to make tha
dcod valid
In passing on the case Judge lloury said :
That sue thought him dead and was not
aware of tbe abandonment cannot change
the fuels If a state of facts existed when
she made the deed which authorizes her to
do so , It makes no diffeienco tbat BU4 based
her right to make the deed upon a statu of
facts which did uot exist If absent from
her from 1800 to 18(59 ( without In any manner
recognlziug her as his wife , whether dead or
alive , she bad a right to act us un unmarried
womau , and if she aud the entire community
behoved him aead for seven years , whether
dead or alive , she hati the right to act as nn
unmarried woman , and that therefore her
deed was effectual to pass the title to tbo i
land In question to tbo defendants llaton ,
3ho bill is therefore dismissed "

An Gleotrio LlgJH Hcuo ,
[ Cnvui lolii tt ibv Jaiiut Uonlon lltivuttI ,
London , Nov 30 , INew York Herald
Cable Special to Tub Bes I London is suffering -
foring from an oloctrlo light scare rn account 1
of the lioitou lire If tbe flro bad happened i
before tbe contracts were made for lighting
a large part of tbo city by electricity , gas
would have been compelled to perforAi thut
task lor ouotber decade ,
tin : n.NDoWMKNT oath a hail
Mormons AVIin llnvr Tnkcu It Denied
Citizenship In Utnli
Salt Lutn , Utah , Nov 30. Judge Ander
son today delivered his decision In the mat
ter of the application for admission to citi
zenship of these Mormons who have taken
the ondownnnt house oath The decision
reviews the testimony nt length nnd ilenlos
tha application
In the decision Judge Anderson states the
ground of his opposition to llio admission of
the applicants to clllrensliip to bo that the
Mormon church Is and nlwajs has been n
treasonable organization in Its teachings nnd
practices hostile to tha government of tbo
Unltod Stales , disobedient to Its laws and
sooltlng Its overthrow ; that the oath admin
istered to its members In the endowment
house binds them under the penalty of death
to Implicit obedience in till things temporal
ns well as spiritual to the priesthood , and to
nveiigo the death of the pronhots , Joseph anil
Hiram Smith , upon the government nnd people
ple of the United States The Judge reviewed
viewed a t length the evidence submitted by
the government regarding the endowment
house coromonlcs , the teaching of the
church , etc Koforrlng to the testimony of
the witnesses for the Mormons , he said :
All of them testified as to the endowment ,
but refused to state what oath was taken or
the covenants entered into or the penalties
attached to its violation , while some stated
that they had forgotten what was said about
avenging the blood'Of the prophets These
evasions , " tbo Judge says , tendered tholr
testimony of Uttlo vnluo and tended to con
firm the evidence offered by tha objectors to
the nppllcants The evidence establishes
ooyoiid any reasonable doubt that the en
dowment ceremonies are Inconsistent with
the oath of citizenship "
The applications of John Moore and Walter
Edgar , both of whom went through tbo en
dowment house , is denied
As to the ntlmission of ether applicants
solely upon the ground of their being mem
bers of tbo Mormon church , a largo mass of
ovldenco was Introduced consisting mostly
of sermons and writings of Mormon rulers
and loaders published under the direction of
tbochuich , the Judge continues :
"I think tbore can bo no question but that
tha church claims nnd excrclsos the right to
control its mcinbors In temporal as well as
spiritual affairs , The ovldenco also shows
that blood atonement is ono of tlio doctrines
of the church "
The judge quotes Brlpham Young at con
siderable length and refers especially to his
denunciation of the government , wheu , in
1837 , tbo United States troops were Bent to
Salt Lake City In summing up , ho says :
Whether the language of Hriglmm
Young , Hcbor Kimball , Orson Hyde and
others Instituted the Mountain Meadow
massacre , or whether the horrlblo butchery
was done by direct command of Brlpham
Young will probably never bo known The
ovldenco , " Judge Anderson says , does not
sustain the claim of counsel thut the feelings
of tbo people toward the government have
undergone n change , nnd that in later years
the feeling of hostility lias disappeared or
become greatly mndldod The evidence
snows that the church has in the most
determined manner and with all moans
at Its command opposed the enforcement
of laws of the United States against polyg
amy und unlawful cohabitation Not a word
of evidence wnf introduced showirg that any
preacher of the church ever in a single in
stance advised the obeying of the laws
against plygamv On the contrary the evi
dence shows the church has persistently
showed disobedieirco to a portion of the laws
of this government ; has insulted and driven
United States officers from the territory ; has
denied the authority of the United States to
pass laws prohibiting polygamy as nn un
warranted Interference with the Mormon ro-
llglon Undoubtedly there are mnny mem
bers of this church who feel friendly to the
government and would gladly break the
shackles that bind them if they dared But
with an organization the most thorough that ,
can bo imagined , which can be wleldod
against them , they remain in the church
rather than take the rlsltof finnncial ruin and
social ostracism " After reciting the teachings
of the churcu at length the judge says : "It
has always been nnd Is still tbo policy of this i
government to encourage aliens of good faith
who wish to reside in this country to be citi •
zens But when a man of foreign birth
comes here aud joins an organization , which
professedly religious , requires of him alio-
glance paramount to his nlluglunce to tbo
government , an organization that Impiously
claims to bo the kingdom of God , to control
its mombcrs uudor his immediate direction ,
and yet teaches and practices a system of
morals shocking to Chrlstlun people every .
where , it is tlmo for us to enquire whether
such men should bo admitted to citizenship
The ovldenco in this case establishes unques
tionably that the teachings , practices and I
purposes of the Mormon church are antag •
onistic to the government of the United I
Stntos , subversive to the morals and the i
well-being of so ' clety , and that its luombcis
nro animated by a feeling of hostility toward I
the government and its laws Therefore an i
nllcn who Is In the membership of said I
church 1b pot n fit person to bo mudo u citi •
zen of the United States "
Two Yon lie ; Ladles Severely Injured 1
in llio North Sldo Tunnel
CniOAao , Nov 30 , JSpocial Telegram to 1
The Bek | An accident in tbo Nortn sldo
tunnel this morning severely Injured two
young ladies and added another count to the
numerous Indictments of negligence against
the cable company Miss Nellie Berry and
Miss Neill were passengers on a Webster
nvenuo car which stuck In the tunnel After
the car had stood in the ttiunel for a consid
erable time the young ladles got out to walk
As they wore proceeding toward tbo south
walking on the western track a grip car
which had been induced to start came up be
hind them They were unheeded by tha
grlpman and caught between the car and the
west wall and nearly crushed to doutb Miss
Berry was severely injured in the back und
her race was scratched und cut Miss Nuill's
back was Injured and her ankle hurt Sev
eral passengers who observed the accident
fainted on the car The young ladies wore "
taken to their homos in a carriage audr\Vll | "J '
probably recover
"Wutchlnir ISomI.oii'h ' Burned DUtilcl ,
Boston , Nov 80. The police and firemen
kept , tholr lonely vigil In the burned district
oil last night , and there was a continual but
fruitless search for the bodies of the missing
firemen Some belluvu that the men wcro
cremated , and that no trace of them will '
over be discovered JC E. Whiting , the
veteran fircmau , who was rescued from 80
Chauucoy street , died this loornljjg of his

Kniitclliul # 3,000.T. r .
Cl-evrUND , O. , Novv 80. WV * ho col- 1
lector of tbo Commercial Ttat * ' u iik was
countlDg43,600 In the gei" nJi of the
Oerman-American 1 ' * era ! ° * Wn a
ttiloj snatched ISO . vuU M
Austria Dollboratoly Bronka FnltU , J
With Gormnny Ill
Ilnly Irritated , Francis .Imepli null \
the 0illntc KncJi Other , ( ho 4
Dreihunil Slrnlnrd-Hit- , |
tnot-H of a Kiiiinlillo |
Ht Laid IMiiiih Alt Onncr AkItp J
lOopyi Itiht ISfl hi ; iWir Vmfe .tutiicditrt fYr < i .1 a
Bkumn , Nov 80. The foreign odlco bora 1
has ample ronson to accuse tno Austrlans of | .
having broken faith roaurdliig the recent y
Kalnoky-Blsmarck compact Within the I
present week the lending points of the entente - S
tonto have been sot aside Kmporor Fran -a
els Joseph annulled the decision glvlnn i
autonomy to Troiitluo and Count KnlnoKy < 3
authorized the bourse lo glvo the quotation * 1
of the Bulgarian loan , uml permitted the
Austrian consul at Sofia to rcnow his osten- i
tatlous Intimacy with Prlnco Ferdinand , |
Thu check upon Bismarck's diplomacy Is • |
absolute and has been the subject of con J
slant communications between this city and i
Vienna Count Kalnoky is reported to have a
offered lu explanation the statement that ho ' ij
was forced to dep irt from the arrangement T
oven nt the risk ofv precipitating a conlllct \4
with Russia , Ho found that both the Aus- j
trial ] nnd Hungarian ministers were udverso *
to the tonus of conciliation offered by Bus 5
sin nnd the opposition at l'cstli , wns boconi- ' iQ !
ng so strong that It was threatening to over > | 1
turn the Tlsza ministry jij
Premier Tlszi donianded us the condition , JH
of his remaining in oltlco that thu foreign jBa
policy bo strengthened on the old lines Ko- 3W |
garding Trontlno , Kmporor Francis Joseph jf j i
llndltig thnt the concession of autonomy was -un !
considered a diplomatic victory and that sfjffl
Premier Crlspl was preparing the way for Stfm
annexation to Italy , decided to disenchant f | |
the Italians Count von .Tnnfo mid his col- fil
leagues in the Austrian ministry were unnul- *
nious against Emperor Francis Joseph's
hasty assent to autonomy nnd supported a +
reversal of that action Count von Taifo J
sent to the diet nt Innsbruck an intimation "
that tholr vote granting Troutiuo a sop.mito J
administration was vetoed . >
QEmperor William and Bismarck received j
the explanations in sullen silence Herbert
Bismarck wrote to ICmnoky that the trlplo , |
alllauco must submit to u renewal of the V
d.mgors of tbo old position uggr.ivuted by *
proofs of tha Irresolution of the Austrian
Premier Cnspl iu a dispatch comments • s
upon the incicased irritation of tbo Italians
over thu Trontlno affair
The net icsult of Bismarck's conferences
with the car nnd Count Kalnoky and their * |
prolonged intriguing is an intensllled antagonism - 4
tagonism between Austria nnd Russia , the
irritation of Italy and a disruption of the relations - ' '
lations of the _ drelbund ' *
The Iriodentist paity has c-ecn strength ,
cued ny the conduct of Austria Emperor Ij
Fraipjis Joseph's assent to the marriage of j
"tlio heir to the throne , Archdltko Francis , §
to Princess Marie Dorothea , daughter of a
Archduke Joseph , will make Prince Ferdl- • * . $ i
uaud of Bulgaria the uncle of the future om- J !
peror of Austria , the mother of the princess , :
beinc n sister of Prince Ferdinand The
ceremony will ba hold in February iinmsdi-
ately ufter the expiration of the year of i4
mourning for the late Crown Prince Ru- J
dolpli '
Hchablo advices from Lisbon indlcato
tbo Imminence of n demonstration in favor \
of n republic which will oven menace the '
overthrow of monarchy The republicans
bavo ninoty-sovou wonting committees and 4
17,0JO enrolled members , among whom are a i
number of prominent men 'lho leaucrs of
the army and especially these of artillery are J
ripe for a republic s
Senor Zorilla recently paid a secret visit
to Lisbon to confer with the supportois of |
the revolutionary movement The changes f
in Rio Janeiro , which in themselves uro
viewed with compnrutlvo IndilToronco here ,
are anxiously watched by the government as
associated with the republican agitation on
the Spanish peninsula mid with reference to
tholr reflex luflucnco upon the whole of Eu-
The rclchstng will adjourn on the 19th > .
Inst and will resume its session early hi Jan
uary , It is expected the elections will bo J
hold in March The semi-onioial press lu-
slnuatu that If the majority refuse to glvo t
their afscnt to the expulsion clause of the
aiiti-foclallst bill Prince Bismarclc will ap-
near in the tribune nnd dissolve the house * .
Count Herbert Bismarck fieely tolls tbo t
membeis that his father is discontented jt
with the commluoo amendments to the bill ; $
that ho Is further dlssatlsflod with tlio pro
tructcd debates on the budget , and that ho is "
Inclined to demnnd a prolongation of tlio so- ' * •
clnlistlc law in Its present shape for two ;
years and then dissolve parliament ; '
The senate of Hamburg has decided to ask
the government to contrlbuto toward tba
construction of a now humor at Cuxliuveii *
Tlio now harbor will cost 10.000,000 mnrks |
nnd will accommodate the laigest s' oameis > {
Ita ndvocutos in tbo sonata declare that the " 1
now hnibor is essential to the miiintoiianco
of trade with America tL
Tlio Cologne Gazette supports the project 4
of a universal exhibition in Berlin The ; '
Kreuz Zeltung opposes the project on the ;
ground thut the aspect of prosperity in Germany - '
many is deouitfu ) , aud that an economic -l *
crisis is Iraponding which will render failure } ,
certain <
Count Herbert Bismarck today gave a ] J
diplomatic dinner , nt which Count Schoa- H
vuloff , the Russian ambassador , Sir E. B * , ,
Malct , the British ambassador , and Mr W *
W. Phelps , tha United States minister , were ' .
uiuotig the guests , The whole party after i
waul proceeded to tlio reception given by
Prince Von ltudziwill to the Japniiosa prince \
and princess The latter cordially greeted *
Mr Phelps and his family , The princess *
said that she liked the United States bettor > .
thun any other country she had yet seen , * '
and she referred to her visit to Washington ' }
as especiully delightful i
Major Wlssmaan has been ordered to ro- e
open thacaruvan , route from Panganl to , <
Kilimanjaro An expedition is about to
start , tommandod by Lieutenant Ehlcis , I
Plttcoii Mines Htiut Down '
DbNVEH , Cole , , Nov , 30 , Fifteen out of y
lho seventeen mines in Boulder county , , ?
operated by the Colorado coal operators as- j
sociktlon ana representing a dally output or J
i,000 ! tons , closed down today The trouble '
between the operators and minors is tha - * > s ' • + .
ovortlmo the latter uro comnollod to work
• - 1
. Itcpnrt nl thu O. , II & Q. j
OniCAUo , Nov 30. The report of the Chicago
cage , Burlington & Qulncy road , Including '
the II , it M. , for the month of October , j
show * an lucroas In tlio iioloarnhVgsof H0V J
fUJ over tbo same month last year , Fgr lho " '
ten mouths ended October 31 the net cam , 4
ings show an Increase of | J$0X70'd. '
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