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IHE OMAHA DAILY BEE NINETEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , MONJAY ) MORNING , MARCH 17 , 1890. NUMBER 200. IN THE IOWA LEGISLATURE , Lobbyists Busy In the Interests of Monopoly. DIVIDE AND CONQUER TACTICS. KnIUvny Mon Maklni : n Determined 4'lKtit Aitalnut' Joint ilutcs and the Two-Cent rare : BUI. \ llawkeyo Solons. Dk Moincs , In. , March 15. [ .Special to Tiir. BEI ; ! Tno lobby Is hero in force nnd lo using every effort to prevent the considera tion of nntl-monopoly measures. The lower house in determined to do something to ro- llcvo the farmer nnd rcmovo some of the un just burdens that uro heaped upon him , -but well trained lobbyists nro busy sowing dis- ncnsions among thoui , hoping in n multitude of counsels to produce such confusion that only barren results will follow. In the Ronato they have adopted their usual tactics nnd anything to consume tlmo Is their motto. Whole sessions nro being spent In long-winded discussions over the most trivial questions. The most important bills nro hung up in committees , while the mem bers patiently listen to extended speeches Iroin corporation magnates. _ The railway Interests nro represented by loading oftlcials of all the stronger roads , who nro making a determined figbt ngalnst Joint rates and the 2 cent fore and nil bills of this character. The railroad committee of the senate have not yet fully decided on n joint rate bill , though several bills of this character are pending. On the 2 cent furo question which in being championed by Senator Gronowog of Pottawatomlo , tbo committee has taken to the woods. They have passed a resolu tion committing themselves to n measure conferring power on the board of railroad commissioners to flx passenger rates , nud by this means will ovadoiho question. Sen ator Gronoweg is determined to got n square vote on his bill if possible , nnd ns he Is n member of the railroad committee ho may be nblo to do this by bringing in a minority report. The senate committee on Insurance has reported in favor of Parrott's ' bill creating nn insurance department and providing for the election of insurance commissioners. Early next week this committee will wrestle with the valued policy bills nnd the bill pro hibiting pools , trusts , compacts mid agree ments by loKUrancQ companies in regard to rates nnd basis -estimating valuo. No restrictive measures affecting insurance in terests will got through tno senate committee without n stubborn ll ht , though Chairman Price is strongly in favor of the valued pol icy and tbo anti-trust bills. On the school book question the legislature is entirely at sea and the members seem hopelessly divided in opinion. A strong fac tion In both lioti-ses favors state uniformity , with contracts fnr publishing lot to the low est bidder nnd local option as to free text books. This is the plan proposed by the Farmers' Alliance. Others favor the dis trict purchase plan wltli local uniformity nnd free books , while county uniformity , vlth free books has strong supporters. A power ful school book looby is on baud co defeat atuto uniformity nt any cost nnd this they will probably accomplish , though the hill will certainly pass the houso. The big publishers nru throwing the blame of high priccd.books , ontiioly utjon tUorlocalrdealor 'nndlruro'vory'fc willing that this largo class of business mon should bo sacrificed in order to maintain present wholesale rates. The publishers propose to sell the books hereafter directly to the local pchool boards at contract prices which are n shade lower than the wholesale rates now prevailing. There nro fair indications that the Mis- Knurl law against trusts with slight mod ill ca tions will bo n part of the Iowa statute be fore the season closes. A half dozen bills embracing the main features of this law are now in thn hands of the committees and there is r. strong feeling in both houses in favor of such a measure. Hi\ . I'UOlIIIHriOiVS FIB JJAY. The Dnnt Local Option lm\v to Itc Considered \Voiliios.lay. Dr.s MOIXISS , In. , March 10. [ Special to Tun Bnu.l The llrst Held day for the discussion of prohibition by this legisla ture will be next Wednesday. That U the tlmo appointed for tbo consideration of the Dcut local option bill by the house "commit tee of the whole. " There lias been nulto n little talk over the disposition of this bill. When it was first Introduced the author wanted It referred to tbo committee on police regulations , n friendly committee. The prohibitionists objected and demanded that it bo sent to the committee on sup pression of Intemperance , which was packed ngalnst it. The prohibitionists won by n small majority on the amendment they offered. But the original motion as amended was not put until Friday. At this time a couple of republicans , Messrs. Wnl- den and Paschal , thought that the anil- prohibitionists ought to bo given a fair hear ing , and so voted with the democrats , and defeated the motion to send the bill to the prohibition committee. Then the republican louder , Mr. Luke , moved that the bill go to the committees of the whole house , and ho secured n full party vote on his proposition anil it wns so referred. This was n satisfactory disposition of the matter , as it was n concession to the nntl- prohibitionists , and yet was not a prohibition defeat. The hearing u lixed for next Wednesday. That will bo the llrst ccncral debate on thn prohibition question this ses sion , and may bo protracted for n couple of dajs , The probability is that the Dent local option bill will not pass the houso. In fact , the probability Inciousos that no bill repeal 'Il > ing the prohibitory law will bo passed this Bcssloi : . But tbnro is n growing sentiment in favor of rcaubniltting tbo question to the ] > ooplo at a non-partisan election for u con stitutional amendment. A resolution lor that purpose would hava to pass two logisla * turos successively. If it passed the present nud buccccding legislatures , the question cculd bo uubmiltod in 1S'J , ' . Thai would bo juat ten years from the time that the first amendment was submitted. A great many republicans think that this is the only way * out of the present dinlculty , alnco they dare not drop prohibition except by it man If vat popular expression uzulusl it , when that Is the solo issue. A MONl'MKNT TO IOWA SOLDICIIS. A good dcjil ol feeling is being aroused over the proposition to erect a suitable monument In memory of the valor of lowu Holdlcrs In the la&t war. Two years ago there was so strong n scntluiout in Its favor that at the request of many Grand Army posts the legislature passed n bill providing for the appointment of a monument com mission. and appropriating $ .1,000 for se curing desmua lor such a memorial , The commission , composed of some of the most prominent mon In the state , offered the prltoi and selected a deafen. But mean time , louie person * opposed to the menu * mom idea have worked up opposition to it , and have prcUmdcd that If th'o monument were built there would bo no hospital erected at the soldiers' homo. Ko they bayo Induced muiiy Grana Army post * to send protest * against any appropriation for u monument , Tbo r iriunda of the monument Idea do not antago nize the hospital Idea , and would not lot the ono Interfere with the other. The hospital need not cost over J5.000 or 110.000. But a I trout many soldiers have beuu led to believe that It was n case of "broad or stone , " and that if they took the stone they couldn't liavo tbo broad , 10 they oppose the monu- jucut , A good deal of fcollui ; baibcen stirred up , nnd the old soldiers nro quite divided on the subjcrt. If the monument is built , It U proposed to put up n noble shaft that will cost $100.000 or J200.000 , and bo an enduring nnd beautiful memorial of the np prcclatlon of the heroic sacritlccs and daring bravery of Iowa soldleM. The question of reducing the levy for stnto purposes from 'J > ; mills to 2 mills Is agitating the legislature. The extra naif mill as It is called was put on many years ngo for tbo purpose of completing thocapllol. But each year tlnco the growing needs of the stnto have made It necessary to continue It. The saving to a man who owned property worth four or livj thousand dollar * would bo about 73 cents a year. It would bo - correspondingly ingly less for a man who owned less property. That would mean n reduction In the annual receipts from taxation of about $ ' . ' 50,000. siiocru ) IICCKIVE rnoMiT ATTBXTIOX. It will be remembered that when tbc state convention of sheriffs was hold hero some weeks ago It recommended that the legisla ture provide pensions for tbo dependent fam ilies of civilians whoso lives nro lost whllo In the temporary scrvico of the state. They referred to the occasional case of a citizen wno is Rtimmoncd to assist n sheriff or other oftlcer ami Is , Injured or killed while doing BO. Thoj bad in mind the case of ArcMo Neat , n resident of KeinbeckGrundy county. Last fall the sheriff called upon him to assist in arresting two men whowere hiding In n box car. They resisted arrest and tired at the posse , shooting Mr. Neat in the neck. Ho lingered for a few days , suffering greatly , and then died from the wound. The assail ants were subsequently convicted and sent to the penitentiary. Mr. No.it left n wife and four small children in a destitute condi tion with nn means for tholr support. Mrs. Neat has. been In delicate health nnd unable to do much to support her family nnd | the citizens of that vicinity have sent n petition to the legisla ture , asking that n pension or suitable appro priation of money bo given to Mrs. Neat. Her husband , the soln support of the family , lost his life In the scrvico of the state under perils which were forced upon him , nnd It ficeins no moro than right that the state should make some provision for the support of these dependent upon bjm. It Is quite likely that the legislature will make nu ap propriation for Airs. Neat. Tbo action of the sheriffs docs not contemplate n pension list for D II leers who voluntarily assume the risk for perilous service , but for the benefit of the dependent families of tnoso who nro pressed Into the servlco to assist in main taining law and order and lose their lives in so doing. Cases of that kind are not of fro- qucnt occurrence , but when they do arise they deserve liberal treatment by the stato. xoTn . Colonel J M. Parker of Marshalltown is announced us a candidate for congress from the Fifth district. Mr. Kcrr , the present concressman , dcclinoa a re-election. It is probable that most of the other congressmen will bo candidates again. The llrst bill that Governor Boies signed was the DCS Moincs annexation bill. Ho scrutinized it very camfully and was deter mined that bo would make no mistakes in starting his executive career. Mr. Hassfoldt , the present private secre tary to Governor Boies , will probably leave at the close of the legislature. Ho came hero as private secretary for Governor Lnr- rabco , and will probably go to Clermount tenet net as conlldontial secretary for the ox-gov ernor. The next census will show that Dos Moincs leads the other cities of the stnto in popula tion by about 25,000. Ex-Honntor Hutchison , who was the last republican candidate for governor , has abandoned the idea ot zoing Into the news paper business ns was reported. Ho will resume the practice of law at his homo In Ottumwa. The scnato nnd house are dead-locked on tbo question of school book legislation. It is very doubtful If any legislation of import ance on this Btibiect is accomplished. The house wants state uniformity. The aonato vdoca not. < ) i > * \f - The favorite date for adjournment of the legislature scorns to bo about the middle of April , It will depend a good deal upon the weather. An eaHy spring will make the farmers very uneasy. A KUUOl'UAN WAIl CLOUD. lie inforccmcnt of Itussian Troops on the Galiclnn Frontier. tCojii | fyht 1KO by Jnme-i Gordon Rmi't' . VIEXXA , March 10. | New York Herald Cable Special to Tin : Bnc.l The Sabbath stillness of the city has been disturbed by the arrival of two bits of information of far from peaceful import , which nro unfortu nately better founded than is usual with war rumors emanating from this alarmist quarter. A reinforcement of Russian troops on the Gallcian frontier by two infantry brigades and six lleltl batteries have been ordered by the Russian war office. The newspaper Bulgaria , the sciui-ofllcial organ of the Bulgarian Government , announces that at a meeting of tno sobranja nt Sophia next month n majority of the delegates will demand that Premier Stambouloff throw off tbo sovereignty of the sultan and refuse to continue the tribute payment to the porto. A slump Is expected In consequence of this news at the opening of the bourse tomorrow. Do Krcycinut's Onhlnot. ICopurlgM 1800 liu James Ocmlo'i ; mic < M PAIIIS , March 10. | New York Herald Cable Special to THE Br.u.J M. Da Froy- cmet has had but little dlfllculty in forming a now cabinet , llo was assured nn Saturday of the co-operation of Constans and Bour geois as ministers of the Interior nnd publio instruction. Do Froycinot had interviews today with liouvlor , Hibot , Do Villo , Brls- Eon , Jules Roche , and Guyot. The combina tion is as follows : President of the cduucil nnd minister of war. Da Froycinct ; interior , Constans ; finance , Rouvior ; public Instruc tion and tine arts , Bourgeois ; marine , Bar- boy : commerce nnd industry , Jules Roche ; agriculture , Do Villo ; foreign affairs , Kibot ; Justice , Faillores ; publto wyrks , Guyot ; colonies , Ktlcniio. A llece t'on at the Vatican. [ CopvtfflhUtWO&i/ Oonloii Ilcnneit. ] ROME , March 10. | Now York Herald Cable Special to Tun BIE. : | The pope will receive the Princess Louisa and Marquis of Lorn a tomorrow at a special audience. All the ceremonies customary for n rccop lion at the Vatican of princes of reigning houses will bo observed. There is no con nection between this audience and the con clusion of the negotiations between Great Britain and the holy see concerning Malta. * The I'nn-Amorioiin Conference. WASIHXOTOX , March 10. The work of the Pan-American conference has ED far pro gressed that an adjournment Is confidently expected wltiiln the next thirty days. With that end in view arrangements arc making for n trip through the south , which will end the oflleial hospitalities of the United States to the delegates. Have * Many Iilvns. CHICAGO , March 10. A lire on the main floor of the House of the Good Shepard in this city , nV an early hour this morning. created a wild panic among the Inmates. The mother superior and sisters , however , managed by n great effort to hold the girls In check and no ono was hurt. The tire was extinguished with slight loss. Ilio Now llutmarlan Oahlnat. Bfiu-PBSTii , March 10 , Tbo now cabinet has been olUciaily announced. Count Szapary becomes prlmo minister and minister - tor of tbo interior and Herr Bothlen bo- cciuos minister of husbandry. The other cabinet ofllces will bo retained by the pros. cnt incumbents. _ _ Methodist Conl'eronoo , MAinsvu.LE , Mo. , March 10. [ Special to Tim BUB. ) The Methodist conference of northwestern Missouri Is iu session , and will centluuo until next Monday noon. Over ono hundred uiluUtors are In attendance. REORGANIZING THE SENATE , Rumors Again in Circulation That it Will Shortly Bo Effected. PENNSYLVANIA HAS ITS SHARE. The Keystone Stnto Said to I'OSSCHS n BJnJtirlty of the Fat omcjs From the National Capital. WAsntxoTox lluncAaTitB C uni UBB , } 513 FouiiTEBSTit STUsar , > WASIII.NOTOX. D. C. . March 1C. | Again the report is belni ; industriously circulated that a reorganization of the scnato Is Imminent. A dozen newspapers announced today that a republican senator ial caucus for tnls purpose Is to bo hold on Tuesday morning , but the moat diligent Inquiry foils to trace the report to any ro- llablo source. For over a year efforts have been mndo by men who want the ofllco of scrgcant-at-ni-ms to crowd the present In cumbent , Colonel \V. P. Canaday of North Carolina , out , but so far the efforts have been nlmost wholly futile. There nro : i half dozen gentlemen who want to bo sergpaat-at-anns of the souato. Among them nro two from Pennsylvania nnd Colonel Swords of loxva. Captain Hod of Minnesota , Colonel Hooker of Vermont , ex- Congressman Valentino of Nebraska und a man each front the states of Wisconsin nnd New York. Colonel Canaday Is the protege of Senator Sherman. The agitators fora chaneo have built thclrnopes * on a Pennsylvania man , rclymgupon the hustling qualities of Senators Quay and Cameron , but there is no likelihood of n Pennsylvania man securing the plaso If a change is made , if for no other reason than because Penn sylvania already has a llrat class position in the senate , James K. Young of Philadelphia being cxecutlvo clerk. Than the state has a number of minor positions , both Cameron and Quay being chairmen of senate commit tees. Then Edward McPherson of Gettys burg is clerk of the bouse , nud ho has given the majority of the best places undor. him to Pennsylvania men , and Pennsylvania mem bers have moro good committee places in the house than any other stnto. It is not , nt all likely that there will bo achaugo Just now in the position of scrgcant-at arms of the senate. AKTIOLES FOU THE FREE I.TST. The committee on ways and means has de cided to put needles and such other neces sary nrticics on the free list , together with jute , sisal , manilla inol other grasses. Tno duty on barley , peas , beans , llax seed und hemp has been increased. It was shown that there were 515,000 horses imported last year , ostensibly for breeding purposes , but really tor ordinary use. Of these 4'J,000 ' were brought from Canada nnd sold at an average ol11 a head , and 11,000 from Mexico , which weco sold at au averuso of S'J ' a head , nnd to keep them out the duty has been considerably raised. CAllPET MANTACTIM1CHS OX DECK. A delegation of carpet manufacturers ap peared yesterday and inado nn attack upon the wool schedule of the tariff bill. Instead of reducing the tax on carpet wools , which nro now } cents a pound , the committee , nt the request of the Ohio wool growers , have raised the duty to 3 } cents , which the carpet men claim will Increase the price of carpets to U'J cents n yard , and they inslst.that the present duty shall bo restored , even If no reduction is made. The wool mon claim that carpet wools uro being Inrgblv used to adul terate finer ones in the manufuctuioof cheap clothing , and for that reason the duty was increased , but the western members of the committee nro of the opinion that this adul teration is for the bencllt of the farmers und these who buy cheap woolen cootls , and they will endeavor to secure the concession de manded by the carpet men. A NEW COMl'LIC ITIOX. As was stated in tlioso despatches on Fri day night , the steel rail question has been settled , but a now complication has arisen with regard to lead ores or wet ores which nro imported from Mexico for fluxing silver ere in the smelting works. These ores have been imported duty free until last fall , when Secretary Windom , after argument ? n nn appeal from the lead producers of tbo south west , decided that these ores were subject under the present tariff to n duty of 1) ) cents par pound. The load producers nru contending for the enactment of this provis ion into the tariff law , but tbo smelters of Denver , Kansas City , Omaha , Chicago , Pittsburg and other places insist that thcso wet ores are necessary for reducing the hard ores of the United Stales , arid hava sent a committee here to demand that they bo placed back upon the free list , where they were before the decision of Secretary Win dom. THE SUOAIl QUCST1OX. The committee on ways and moans will tomorrow receive from the republican mem bers of the delegation from Wisconsin , Iowa , Michliinn and Minnesota an expres sion of opinion on the sugar question sim ilar to that submitted by the delegation from Illinois on Friday , and Air. Walker of Mas sachusetts is now circulating n similar reso lution among the Now England members with considerablesuccess. . No movement has boon mitdo in the Indiana nnd Ohio del egation , bnt It Is likely that the papsr will bo passed around among them tomorrow , when the free sugar mcinbern of the com mittee will make another effort to amend the bill so "us to provide for the total aboli tion of the tux of the raw article on sugar below the sixteen standard of the palari- scopo. They do not expect to obtain this concession , although they will light hard for It , but tbo committee will probably agree tea a compromise ) reduction of G7 or 70 pur cent , leaving the tax on sugar 30 or U3 per cent of tbn present duty. CHICAGO WILL itErnnscXT. Chicago is expected to rome to' the front this wrok with her guaranty of ? 10,000,000 for the world's fair. Now Yorkers continue to jlbo the Windy city nnd predict that tbo guaranty will not bo forthcoming , but In formation just received is to tbo effect that the guaranty will bu prompt and that the bill making an appropriation of § 1,500,000 for the federal exhibit will soon pass. Chicago wants to postpone the fair until 1M)3 ) and sentiment in conirross appears to bo almost evenly divided between 1S92 and 1503. COUIIESroXDENT Kt.NCAJU'S COXD1TIOK. When your correspondent this afternoon saw Charles E. Klncaitl , the correspondent who shot ox-CongrosHinan Taulbec , ho was scarcely recognizable , with blanched fnco , weak , trembling voice , and a ronoral look of despair. Ho said , In referring to his trial : "Wall , I prpsumo I shall not bo hero to trouble unynno after a few days. " 'This ' strain on the tnun'a constitution , weakened by u recent long illness with typhoid fever , has Drought him Into a piocarious condition , His chances of recovery are leii than his liability of conviction on trial. MISCELMXEOCS. It U probable that the postoillco In the homo of representatives will soon bo made a money order ofllco. Motnbors xvbo receive money orders are compelled now to go to the city postofilco to get their cash , and Rep resentative Hatch of Missouri complains that ho has trouble In being Identified , Ho says ha has to undergo a catechism that Is painful , and bo wants u money order ulllco where congressmen at least uro known to the monkey order clerks. Gilbert M. Pray , the chairman of tbo re publican state committee at Iowa , is here for the parposftof presenting to tUo repub lican mom bora of tbo ways and means com mittee an account of the political situation In that stafo. Ho says that unless the * ugar tax U removed and BOUIO other concessions are mndo on wool and other articles the state of Iowa will certainly go democratic at the next election ana the republicans will flmt It dinicult to recover their control there. Letters have also boon received from Governor Mcrrlam and members of thn stnto republican committee Minnesota nnd the Wisconsin and Michigan representative * nro being buried under letterset a similar tenor from other state ) . The effect ol these com munications upon the committee will prob ably bo to secure the reduction that t have named. A bill will probably bocntno n law within n few weeks muking an appropriation of f SOJ.OOO for the conaiructlon of n six-story building to cover 20,00'J square feet * n the Smithsonian Institute grounds , to bo occupied by the geological survey. It was less than ten years ago that tbo federal government conceived the Idea ofjjnrveylnc the geolog ical districts of the country , nnd now ( t em ploys about three hundred men and spends $750,000 a year and Is to have a department building of Its own. Mr. ] ' . Itosowatcr returned last night from Now York. Tom9rrow bo will meet with some rcnresontuUvo Germans and have n consultation on the immigration Question. On Tuesday ho wilt address the house com mittee on postoflicos nnd postroads on the subject of postal telegraphy. On Thursday ho will address the .joint committee on the immigration question , after which ho leaves for Omaha. 1 Mr. Hondonca , ono ot the delegates from Brazil to the international conference , has submitted tbo proposition to his col leagues that the eighteen countries repre sented in the conference join in the con struction of a monument In this city to com memorate the first congress to consider closer relations batwoon tno Pan-American nations of the world. , Tno superintendent of the recruiting ser vice will cause thirty recruits to bo assigned , when available , to tno Eichth Infantry nnd forwarded under proper charge to such pointer or points In the department of the Platte as the commanding gcnerdl ot the department may designate. Sergeant John B. TJCC , Company L , Second end Infantry , now with" his company nt Fort Omaha , Is transferred as ' n private to Com pany C , Eighteenth In'fanlrv , and will bo sent to the station of Ithat company. Fort Clark , Tex. , v For the period of ono year , beginning. Tuly 1 next , star mall service will bo established from Campion to Purcjum , thirteen miles , and back , twice a week , bv a schedule of three and a half hours running time each way. Colonel C. M. Terrell , paymaster of the army for the department of the Platte , Is expected to arrive hero tomorrow from Omaha. It is stated in army circles tonight that Colonnl Terrell will nslt to be trans ferred to the department of Texas , with headquarters at San Antonio , a 'position ho occupied before going to the department of the Plattc , and Ihat.Jiis request will bo granted. ? PEKIIV S. HEATH. C'OXGUI3SS10.\\ti I''ORBO.YST. Ait Effort to 1)3 Motto to Knock the IHnlf HIM Out. WASIUXOTOX , March 'lO. An effort Is to be.mado in the senate , tomorrow by Plumb , in accordance with his notice last Wednes day , to displace the educational bill with his land grant forfeiture bill. If his motion is successful the bolicf Is that the educational bill will not again bj heard of at this session of congress. If the bill is further to bo dis cussed it will not occupy all tbc time of the senate till a vote is rcacbod Thursday , as but ono or two moro speeches are to be made on the measure bsidns the summing up by Blair. The urgent deficiency bill is to bo called up tomorrow , nnd early" in the week the majority and minority -reports on tno case of the Montana senators > wlll also bo sub mitted , but it is .tho.ihitidcrstnnding Unit action will bo postponedfuntU the Ulair bill is out of the'way. . > - , Tuesday the finance committee will report the Mcltinlcy. administrative customs bill to the senate and urge consideration thereof nt the earliest practicable data. To secure this tbo committee will antagonize the Paeillo railroad funding bill , Sherman's trust ; bill , Halo's bill for the enlargement of thonavv and the dependent pension bill , all of which will bo pushed for lirat place ns soon as the way is cleared by the execution of the pres ent order , the Blair bill. Tomorrow being the third Monday in the month , committees calling up measures for action under suspension of the rules in the house will have right of way. The pension appropriation bill is ready for .action and will undoubtedly give rise to a spirited discussion on the subject of general pcusion legislation. The direct tax bill isjin a position where it can bo called up any day , and members of tbo wuys and means committee express con- lldeneo of being able to report the tariff bill before tbo close of the week. THE BOO.HI3KS MUST GO. United States Troops Ordered to the Cherokee Strip. L.BAVEXWOHTII , Kan. , March 10. [ Special Telegram to THE BEE'j In accordance with information furnished by Lieutenant Charles Dodge , ono of General Merrill's aides , who was sent to the "strip" yesterday to investi gate the condition of o'ffalrs , General Wesley Morritt , commander ot the department of the Missouri , has ordered six troops of cav alry to proceed to iho'fstrlp" by slow march. General Mcrri'.t said lo | believed the news paper accounts were overdrawn. Lieuten ant Dodge has transmitted n detailed state ment of the condition of affairs. Two troops of cavalry are ordered from Fort Supply , two Ironi Fort Keno nnd two from Fort Sill. They will reach the ' 'strip" in two or three days , though possibly not till Saturday of this week. 'I ho Iroo.is ordered out are nil from the Indian tqrritory , being nearest to the scene of the trouble. General Merrltt in an Interview stated that ho was disposed to tr6at the boomers kindly , but they had to go. The president had ordered them off > the "strip" nnd the order had to DO obeyed. While ns yet no orders have been given sending any of the local troops to the "strip , " It is believed that they are being held iii readiness to march at a moment's notice. , / There uro enough troops In the territory adjoining the "atrip" to quell any very seri ous excitement. loomern Par-bidden Ground. GUTHillE , I. T. , Mo cb 10. The president's proclamation ordori ,3 ] all settlers on the Cherokee strip to vacate Is already having the desired effect. ThlV , together with the orders received by General Merrltt at Fort Leuvonworth to use troops If necessary to eject the boomers , hu already caused con siderable of nn exodus' , .from the forbidden territory. All day l(5tut ( trains loaded down with boomers have , bocH leaving the strip. At Wiu-ow Si'iuxas , I. Ti.Warch 10. Neither the president's proclamation nor the order for the troops to ou ttho ) boomers has yet been received hero , consequently the boom ers are still arriving in their prairlo schoon ers. Many towuslto , boomers are here and considerable of a town has been laid off and surveyed , The boomers hold u meeting today and organized the town of Willow Springs. Two femula boomers were nc- corded the privilege. a ( making tbo lint and second cboico of corner lots. Chief M.iyaa'Mad. WASIIIXGTOX , March 10. Cbinf Maycs of the Cherokee nation , who came here to pro test against the government taking the Chorolieo strip , is wilfl over its occupation by the boomers. Ho forcibly expressed the opinion that some ol them should bo shot down. liOttery'H Liberality. Oin.Ei.N8 , March 10. Governor Mlchels having decline to recclvo the 1100,000 donation tendered by tbo Ixmislana Lottery company , the board of directors today de cided to offer the fund direct to the various levee districts. As money u needed all along tbu line the probabilities are tbut the par- luhci will accept. AGAINST THE TRUNK LINES , Au Important Decision By the lutor- atnto Commission. RATES ON CARLOAD SHIPMENTS. 4 A Killing Which Will lie Head With Interest Ily Ihoso Concerned Throughout the United States. Docldoil For the Complainants. WASHINGTON , March 10.Tlio Interstate commerce commission yesterday decided the cases against the trim ! : lines by F. U. Thurber nnd others of Xcw Vorlc city , known as "car load" ruses , 111 favor of the complainants. Complaint was made of too grunt differences In rates charged on car load and less than carload quantities. Fol lowing are extracts from the decision : Carriers nro not , at liberty to classify property as a basis of transportation rates and impose charges for Its carriage with ox- cluslvo regard to their own interests , but must respect the Interests of these who may have occasion to employ their services , and conform tbuir charges to the rules of rein- tivo equality and jusiica which the act prescribed. Cost of service is an important clement In llxltig transportation charges and entitled to fuir consideration , but is nut alone control- In j : , und the value of service to the property carried is nn essential factor to be recog nized in connection with other consider ations. Public interests arc not to bo'sub ordinated to tlioso of carriers , and require proper rogurd for the value of the service In the apportionment of all charges on trulllc. The difference in rates upon car loads nnd less than carloads of the sumo merchandise between the saino points of carriage so wide us to bo destructive to competition botweeu largo and small dealers , especially on nrticics of general and necessary use , which , under the exiting conditions of trade , furnish u largo volume ofbuslness to carriers , Is unjust and violates the provisions und principles of tbu act. act.Diffornnco in rate1 * for a solid car load of ono kind of freight from ono consignor to one consignee and a car load quantity from the saino point of shipment to thosamo destination , consisting of line freight or freignt of lilo character from more than ono consignor to ono consignee , or from ono consignor to moro , than ono consignee , is not JustlileU by the difference in the cost of handling. Under ofHcial qualification articles known in the trade us grocery articles nro so class- ! lied as to discriminate unjustlv In rates be tween carloads and less than carloads upon many articles , and a revision of the clnssl- llcation and rates to correct unjust differ ences and give these respective modes of shipment moro relatively reasonable rates Is necessary , and is ordered. Commissioners Sr.hoontnaker und Hragg will hold n public session nt Now York city March Ib und I1 ! ' " > the purpose of obtaining evidence in rcgar ) rates on grain trans ported to the seabuai-d under order of tbu senate. STAKVKNG UIUl'1-EWAS. Bishop Hhanloy'H Efforts to Kollevo llirir Di'Htltiitlon. Pnn.ADCt.riUA , March 10. Hishop Shan- ley of-North Dnkota'm the cathedral today' told a pitiable story of the privations and sufferings of the Chlppewa Indians occupy ing a reservation in the extreme northern part of his diocese. His object was to secure assistance for their relief , lie described vividly the condition of tneso Indians as witnessed by himself during the recent cold weather , when -tho thermometer marked 40 = below zero. Ho charges the government with ' having stolen 11,000,000 acres of land this tribe possessed when Dakota territory was divided between the Sioux mid Chippcwas and not 1 cent paid for it. The Indians , ho siid , were sent to the northern border of the state , where two townships were organized with 5,000 acres of land , filled with bad forests * , lakes , swamp and rocks. There were put 1/J3U Indians who are trying to malto a living whcro 100 white men could scarcely ralso enough to keep them alive. Ho says the huts are Insuf ficient and as many as six families nro crowded into some of them. They never have been supplied Witt ) proper agricultural implements. With the plow ? sent them by the Catholic Inaiun bureau last spring they managed to break 600 acres of soil , but Ithero was no rain and today they are absolutely destitute no grain , no food , no clothing. The United States , lie says , appropriates . $5,000 to these Indians about $2.50 each. This Is spent for the ( lour and fat pork distributed amongst then * . The porlr is sickening. During eighteen months previous to January 1 , out ofl.-IGO Indians 100 died. During January twenty-seven died , nnd these deaths arc al most invariably the result of starvation. The bishop related mativ incidents of desti tution , nnd sain ho would not have believed the story had bo not witnessed the scenes himself. Chicago Carpenters' Strllco Probable. CHICAGO , March 10. [ Special Telegram to THE UEE. | It looks as though there will bo a strike of the carpenters early next month. This will bo n drawback to all the trades , and should It bo protracted , will pnraly/o the building Interests for the remainder of the season. Already contractors are be coming alarmed and are increasing their figures over these of last year to n con. sidorablo extent. The carpenters' council hold meetings last evening nnd today , at which vigorous speeches were mado. W , II. Clymer , vice president of the national union of carpenters , said that carpenters were working lor low wages compared with other men in the building trade. "It's about time for us to pattern after the capi talists nnd pool our interests , " ho said. "Un less our demands nro granted this tlmo wo will tlo up the building interests of Chicago. We can count 5,000 members of our tratio nnd are getting track of moro every day. Wo do not want to dictate to our bosses. Wo want to ho friendly with them , to dignify nur trade and to educate and clothe our children. " Theological Seminary. NKW YOIIK , March 10. The biennial con vention of tbo Jewish Seminary association wns held today. President Ulumonlhai , In his address , spoke hopufullyof the prospects of the seminary. Iliero are now fourteen young man students In the seminary whom they hope to send out fully equipped with secular and Hebrew leurnlmr , to take their places ably as teachers. ' 'Xo work has been attempted In this country , " said ho , 'moro fraught \vith interest and importance to the future credit of American Jews than that In which this sumlnary is engaged. " A life Froluhr On mo. HAMILTON' , O. , March 10. [ Special Tele gram to Tun UCE. ] The Immense armor plato bonding machine mada by the Kites tool works for the navy yard atMaro Island , Cal. , was shipped yesterday over the Cin cinnati , Ilumilton & Dayton and Southern Paciflo railroad , The machine was loaded upon eleven specially built and extra heavy Hat cars. Tha two largest castings weigh respectively GO.400 and 00,200 pounds and the gross wolght of the tram was 075,1)50 ) pounds. This train will bo run through the entire distance , a,40D tnlloa , without change , the distance being greater tnau the cnttro y . torn of the Canadian Pacillu. The railroad company will not attempt to make fast tlmo owing to the great wolght of the castings , but will turn it over to the government April 1. The whole train will bo run on a special boat at Sun Francisco and taken up the Sacramento river forty miles to the Island. This trnln- , [ photographed before Jtloft Hamilton nn ] _ nt Ucorgo Smith of the Cincinnati , H v [ in & Dayton and Commotcial Agent $ I , Connor of the Southern Pacific ani , , T accompanied It ns far ns Cincinnati. It froleht was pro- paid by the Niies trt Irks tihd amounted to a little moro thar , 000. This is the longcn distance nnvi rclght train over trivoled , and It Is tM cst shipment of one single machine cv- ido in the United States. MlUCOUl ) . Financial Transaction ? of thr Coitn- tiW fortlin Past \VeolJ. HOSTO.V , March 10. | Special Telegram to Tiir. BEE. I The following table , compiloj from dispatches from the managers of the clearing houses In the cities named , shows tho. gross exchanges for last wsck , with the rates per cent of increase or dccrcaso ns against the similar amounts for the corresponding spending week In 18b'J. ' Not included In totals. No clearing hotisu at thin time last yoar. 1'KOTESrS. Lord Randolph Kails to See Wherein Ilu linn Ho on Disloyal. Loxnox , March 10. [ Special Cablegram to Tin : UEC.J Lord HnjidolpU Ciiurchill , publishing. . . ! . , original protest against the Parnell commission blltTsitys ho falls to see how this nnd his recent speech can bo con strued as disloyal bis partyl Jt seems to him that the charge of disloyalty mlcht bo moro forcibly urged against these who , in spite of every warning , forced upon parliament n measure which by its history und results obviously dealt a heavy blow at the cause and party of the union. Ho ex plains that when bo sent bis protest the commission Dill wns In embryo and the gov ernment contemplated abandoning it , or nt least withdrawing it , if it led to n protracted debate. The chief objections urged by 1-ord H.in- dolph in his protesl were as follows : In the llrst place , the commiss'on ' to n largo extent recognl/ed the wisdom of the accused avoid ing a trial by Jury. In tbo second place it wa-j unprecedented , and in the third place unwlso or Illegal to engage judges in n po litical conflict which was certain to result In n loss of respect. In a fourth objection Lord Randolph dealt with the dilliculllca , uneon- stitutlonality and uselessncss of the tribunal , A DUciifitmc Story. PHILADELPHIA , March 1C Hurry W. King , perfect of the Pennsylvania institu tion for the Instruction of the blind , was arrested today , chuigcd with sodomy , on a warrant sworn out by Thomas W. Hurlow , a member of the state board of charities. The arrest is the outcome of an investigation begun Tuesday last by tno board of managers of the institution of charges made against the management by ono of the instructors. The Investigation created intense interest by reason of the character of the testimony offered by a number of blind boys who were inmates of the institution. King was locked up in default of f2.0JQ bail. Ho denied em phatically the terrible churgo made ngamst him and expressed his belief that it was iho result of a conspiracy. Ho denounced the charges of misappropriation of funds , cruel treatment of the inmates , etc. , etc. , us false. llo\v in Churah. PoucnKcnrsin , N. Y. , March 10. A dis graceful scene occurred at St. Mary's Catho lic church just before the commencement of the morning services today. One of the parlahoncrs named George Hughes , n promi nent merchant of this city , and Father Early had trouble over the right of Hughes to-a pew. When Hughes and his son occupied it this morning the trouble was renewed , ending in Father Early hitting Hiigjes in the face lifter three mon ( ono Father Eariy's nephew ) came to the hitter's assistance and a man named Cullcn pounded Hughes unmercifully in the face and on the head and neck. Hughes swore out warrants for the arrest of all fnur assailants. Father Early says Hughes struck him first. Frozen to Doath. WESTON , \V. V. , March 10 , Charles Shaf fer and Ida Conrad were found lying In an open Hold in the snow near town yesterday. Doth were Unconscious and the woman's body was so badly frozan that It began to UIIH black. Shaffer's life may bo saved , but the woman died eoon utter being found. They urc supposed to have lost their way in the storm. _ The Weather Forecast. For Omaha nnd vicinity Fair weather , followed oy ruin , For Nebraska Fair , southerly winds , warmer in eastern portions , colder In western. For South Dakota Full- , variable winds ; warmer in eastern , colder In southwest per tion. tion.For Iowa Fair , warmer , southerly winds. The Utah Ijnci slat lira Ad.loimiH. SALT LAKE , March 10. The Utah legis lature adjourned last night after passing a memorial to congress censuring the governor for vetoing the election bills designed to supersede the congressional enactments , and asking congress to enact f he vetoed meas ures. Shot For GADSDCX , Tcnn. , March 10. Henry Wil liams , colored , was this evening taken from Jail by a mob and shot to dcix'V , for at tempted assault on Mrs. Tled < * r , an agud white lady , February last , Williams was captured Saturday. Suspoot No. 3 the Man Soon on tha Fhinoy Farm. HE STILL Rt-FUSES TO TALK. Hut All the Kvldcnco 1'olnti tn linn na Having Hcun thn Aucoini > * lloo of HIiellontioi'KOr and Nc.-vl. "That'H thn Sinn. " Yesterday morning County Attorney Mn- honey , Detective Ilnro and Martin Hunter , the Seymour Park farmer who claimed to have Been Neal , Shellonborgcr and "a third party" in the neighborhood of the Pinnoy farm shortly before the Jones murder , went to Plattsmouth. They were mot nt tno depot by Deputy Sheriff Tlghe , Mnralinl Dunn , Mathuw UCrlng , attorney of Cass county , the correspondent of TUB HER and n largo number of citizens. They had gene for the purpose of Interviewing the man Sherman , Who Is suspected of having been Involved In the Jones murder and of affording Mr. Ueutcr nn opportunity of determining whether or not Sherman Is the man whom he saw near the farm in question , At the jail the number of citizens was In creased , and though all expected to bo nd- inltted , but u few succeeded In gaining nn entrance because of the limited accommoda tions of tbo Cass county bastile. It was decided that the Identification , if such it should prove to bo , should bo of such n character us to leave no doubt in the minds of the parties interested ns to Its gen uineness , and of the nnsonor himself that no advantage was to bu taken of bisunfortu- natn position. Accordingly the two other white inmates of the jail with Sherman were ranged in the "reception room" of the jull , each being clothed in the garments worn by him when ho wns placed In coutlncmcnt. Mr. Heuter was led to the prisoners , and Detective Haze , addressing him , said : "Which of these is the maul" Sherman were u drab pair of pantaloons , which were tucked insldo his boot-tops ; long gray overcoat open , disclosing n dark brown vest , almost now ; n black cut-away tricot coat , also comparatively now ; n slate colored shirt , and a Scotch cap. The othcrx won. Jrosscd mainly In black , iind each were u black slouch hat such as Shullcnberger said was worn by the alleged third p.irty. There was an expression of dogged deter mination on the features of bhi > rmnn. Ho stood with his eyes directed partially toward the lloor , yet scanning the movements of Mr. Uoutor with tbo sharpness of a veteran criminal. Ills nrma hung in trout of him , the lingers being interlaced. Heuter looked at the nearest man anil studied him carefully for au instant. His ga o then passed to the second , without bumc satisfied. Ho next looked tit Sher man , and , In broken English , after having comprehended the wearing apparel , the features , the hair and the cap , exclaimed : "Dai's do muni Dat man dcro is the oncl" During the examination there was not a sound in the jail-and when the identification hud taken pluco the laboring thoughts of the witnesses uroko forth In expressions of all kmdai Sherman immediately became the cynosure of every- eye.Ho bore the iu- spcctlon complacently. Ho mndo no re mark , nnd Doomed disposed in no w.iy to challenge Keillor's Ulcntilleatlon. His lips twitched for a moment and his eyes glis tened , as if about to become suffused with tears , lint the sensation , whatever it may have been , was only momentary. Sherman stood there abashed rather than terrillcd , but it was an abashment which only n man who has led the life ho has could experience. Sherman was returned to his cell uncl the citizens dispersed As mentioned in TUB I3ir. : of yesterday , Sherman had otoppctl two nights at the house of Farmer Wettcnc.inip on his way from Lincoln. The house is bituated about six und a half miles from Pluttsmouth. Thither the county attorney and THIS BEE'S sneclnl correspondent then drove. Mr. Wcttencaiiip Is one of the most suc cessful farmers in Cnss county , and his home is a model. He was scan with two sons nnd n .young mun named McKlnzie. Sherman had cotno to Mr. Wettencninp's homo two weeks ago last Thursday night. It was his llrst appearance there since ho had left Mr. Wottencamo's , nearly four years before. vVhen working for the farmer in question , Sherman made u fair hand but always got into trouble on the out side. Ho owned two revolver * and was generally looked upon as u hard case When ho reached the house on the night In question ho was cold and weary. His horse looked ns If ho had traveled n great distance. Mr. Wotlcncamp suggested that he might remain over night , if he felt so dis posed. Sherman auid ho would remain. Ha ute supper and then sal with the family und talked until bed time. O One of the Wottoncnuip boys rend nn ac count of ttio arrest of Nenl mid tils con fession implicating bhellenborgor. It was noticed earlier that Sherman seemed to bo greatly troubled , but the reading of the ar rest seemed to annoy him a great deal. Ho sneered at Ncal , and said that hovau foolish to go away BO fur , because ho [ .N'eal ] might have known that 1m ran u greater risk of being arrested far away from the scene Of a crime than ho did near where it had bcou committed. When men ran away everybody was prepared to eaten them. If they re mained near at hand nobody would Huspcct them of the crltno. He than told all ho Knew about the crime , which comprised nearly all the mam facts which have been given In the press , llo supplemented thls.by slitting that ho knew Molt , the foreman of Carpenter's barn , in South Omaha. Molt , it will bo remembered , helped Ncal to drive the Pinnoy cattle into South Omaha , .Sher man said that ho know Molt was In u L'reat hurry , nud hurried olt the stock on their drlvo to the yards , How ho became pos sessed of this Information nobody knows , because there bus been no mention of Mott in this respect before. By way of explaining his ownership of the horse ho rode , bhcrmiin said he hud bought a buggy and team at Arupahou and sum ouo horse and the vehicle ut Lincoln. The othUr animal was the ono ho was driving , 'llila was a lie on his pact , bccauna the latter ani mal was the property of his wife's undo and has since been reclaimed. As mentioned yesterday , Sherman stele oung MuKlnzio's revolver and overalls. Vhen accused of the theft hn denied it , but Inter ndinittel it. Ho begged not to bo put under urrcst. and offered to return tha goods , as also to give his own gun und dirk If permitted to go fieo , Hu then nskcil MuICinzle to go with him to the river bank and ho would settle the mutter satisfactorily. Tlio young man , however , was determined. Ho wanted hm own und was averse to being shot and cast In the rlvor , and accordingly turned him over to the police , When hhonimn WHS In Wottcncnmp's o.nploy , speaking of his ilfo ho said that ho had nt ono tlmo lived In Murray , la , , and worked for u man named Weaver. Ills cousin , named Nellie , was keeping company with a young man to whom Sherman waa opposed. ' 1 ho young man hoard of It and be came angry , Ouo mjitil ho und the cousin , whllo walking out , were met by bhermun. 'I ho lever draw his gun , A sculllo ensued and in.lt the young mun was wounded b his own gun. Shermuii was hold to the district court , but was lot out on bonds , ills bonds men , ho says , connived at his esc.ipo 'and made good the amount of their indebted ness. ness.Tho letter referred lo in yesterday's Hnu and written to Sherman' * wllo , Deputy Sheriff Tigho says contained a sentence to thu offosti That ho [ Sherman | would got even with them If It took all his life fools they were to meddle in his affalro. 'Iho meaning of this can only bo con- .