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NINETEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , THURSDAY MORNING , APRIL 24 , 1890. NUMBER B04. KNOCKED OUT IN T\VO \ HOUNDS The Te'iamah Fnimtics Headed By Gougar Receive a Merited Rebuke. THEIR MEETINGS NOT RELIGIOUS. The Case Ilron * lit A-alnnt Mr. Hose- water on Trumped Up CharRCS Ily the ProHCOttl- Attorney. TnKAM-ir , Neb , , April 2.1.-Special ( to Tin : BKK. ] About October i ! . " . , Mrs. Helen M. Clougur , the notorious temperance agitator , delivered an address In Lincoln , dur ing the delivery of which she charged that Tin : BII : : had been subsidized by the liquor dealers' association , and that the editor of Tin : Bin : had connived with the liquor deal ers to defeat thu prohibition amendment nnd was paid * lIXX ) for his work. These charges of bribery and corruption were made so broad and specific that Immediately upon receipt of the report Mr. Kosewatcr decided to go to Tekamah , where Mrs. Gougur wus billed to lecture on the evening of October ' - ! $ , with n view to compelling her to retract the Blunder p.lbllcly. Upon arrival of the train Mr. Ilo-ewatcr proceeded to the rink , which was packed with a largo audience. After Mrs. Cougar had been talking about half a hour , during which Mr. Hosewnter stood quietly near the door , Mrs. Gougar proceeded to repeat her blandcrous charges , and wnen 'sno mui nmiiiy concluded that jKirtion relating to Kosewater and Tin : Br.i : , Mr. Kosewutcr walked up to the center of the aisle and asked permission to Interrupt the speaker with it question. Mrs. Gougur shouted : "Puthlmoutl Kosewater cannot speak in this hall ! " Mr. Uoscwnter said ho did not want to dis turb the meeting , but asked to be heard after Mw. Gougar was through. Mrs. Ciougnr kept on shouting , "We can't bo bulldozed by Kosewatcr. Put him out , and I call upon the people of Tekamuli to ar rest him and put him in jail 1" A man styling himself u deputy sheriff con ducted Mr. Kosewater to the entrance. When Mrs. Gougar had concluded Mr. Kosewater made an effort to be heard , stat ing that he wanted a chance to refute the slanders against himself , but the lady who presided chimed in with Mrs. Gougar , and thanked the audience for refusing to give way to Mr. Kosewater , Mrs. Gougar screamIng - Ing that this was only another evidence of the devilish plots of the rum power. Amidst a great deal' of uproar , during which time a number of the gentlemen of Tekamah assured Mr. Kosewater that ho could have a hearing , Mrs. Ganger called for a vote denouncing Mr. Kosewater for coming into the meeting , which was declared carried , anil the audeneo dismissed. Just as the people filed out Mrs. Gouger wits heard declaring : "I want Mr. Kosewatei to understand Unit ho cannot intimidate Helen M. Gougar. " At U o'clock a warrant was served on Mr. Kosewuter und ho was arrested by a deputy sheriff. The next morning Rosewatcr was re leased on hls'own recognizances nnd the case was set for Clio 8th of November. On that date County Judge Wndo Glllis , who Is an in- tcnso partisan of the Tekamah fanatics , nnd a Jury of six men picked by himself , tried the case , which lingered along through the day and into a tiresome evening session. At 11 : . ' ) ( p. m. the jury sent word to the court that they could not ugreo uud they were locked up for the night. After breakfast the next morning the Jury filed into the court room nnd dechnvd Mr. Kosewater guilty of tin charge of disturbing a religious meeting. JudgO ( iillis in Imposing the line said that us there had been mitigating circumstances con nected with the disturbance ho would onlj impose half the statutory line and assess the costs upon the defendant. Mr. Uosowutor immediately appealed tine o iso to the district court , which is In session nt Tekamah with Judge Clorkson on the bench , and the case was sot for ycsterduj morning ut 0 o'clock. Promptly at that hour Mr. Kosewntcr en tered the court room with his counsel , Judge James W. Savage , and a Bci : reporter. Judge Savage was assisted in the selection Qa Jurj by Mr. Sears of Oakland. Only six jurymei of the regular panel were retained , and at least n dozen talesmen were culled before , t moro impartial Jurors were chosen. o cjurt room was crowded its before with m lo and female prohibitionists the latter pro dominating. In presenting the case to the Jury Count } Attorney Peterson evidently forgot hlmsel u id essayed to bo witty at Mr. Kosewater's expense , at whtuirlho rural audience luughei heartily. .Tudgo Clarkson rebuked then severely and threatened to clear the courtiooin in the event of another BUC ! demonstration. The audience were some what dismayed , as at the trial in the lower court they had laughed at every sally will impunity. An hour and a half was consumed in sc lo.'tlng the jury. The prosecution had sub iMwiucd eighteen witnesses from all over the fatate , utnoni * them Mrs. C. M. Woodward Htato organizer of the Woman's Christiai Temperance union , and several ladles fron Sowurd , Dodge and Douglas counties. The de fense subpuMiuod eleven witnesses. Mrs. Parmalco , the president of the loca Woman's Christian Tomporaneo union , was the first witness called. She described Mr Kosewater's conduct at the Gougar lecture and introduced the constitution and by-laws of both the local and state associations. K. B. Duiloy. un attorney of Tekamah , was present at the lecture and thought Mr. Koso- wuter more sinned against than sinning , am would have liked very much to have heun Mr. Kosewater defend 'himself at the time Ho confessed , however , that ho got angrj when Mr. Kosowater advanced the sccom time. Mr. D.illoy's views of the case were listened to with interest. The star witness for the prosecution , how evnr , was Dr. Pierce , who seems to bo i sort of an all-round man In Tekamah Ho stated that ho was u physician u prohibitionist and no slouch as an usher On the evening In question K. M. Day , a gen tlemaii who had come from Omaha on the train with Mr. Kosewatcr , started posthaste to i ho rink and Informed Dr. Plcrco that Mr Kosewatcr was following and was going to make Mrs. i.ougar retract her slumlerou charges , and thu doctor accordingly held him Keif In rcudlnctis to prevent such un event Dr. Pierce gave some amusing testimony uiuli'f Judge Savago's masterly cross-oxani Illation , and considerably -startled the ladle in the uudicncu. Ono or two unimportant witnesses told th old , old Mory of Jho alleged disturbance , am court was adjourned until -J o'clock , with th prosH"el | of a cose to bo stubbornly fought be fore everyone. Mrs. Ptirmuleo was again called to the stum after tlio court nvonvened , and the prosecuting attorney attempted to prove that although not in the cou- btllutlon and by-laws of the local associ ation , the association had the right to ar range such service * or means as would l > est fcervo the ends In view. The constitution , however , said that the local association was auxiliary to'.tho state association , which lu turn was auxiliary to the national u.SMvla- tlon , and that no such action could bo taken without the consent of the directorate of the litter in coiuviitlnn. Mr. Peterson tried In fverv way to prove by Parmalcothattho ocal" association could of their r.wn volition moke their meetings evangelical , and after ho mne question had been asked several lines In slightly different language , all of vhich were objected to by Judge Suvugo nml ustiilncd , the court got tired and informed Mr Peterson that ho didn't care to hear it nany times more. Mr. Peterson then gave it ip- its u bad Job , and called Mw. Jennie F. lolmes , state corresponding secretary and uperiiitcndent of legislation of the Women's Christian Tem ) > craiico union. Ho tried ho same tin-tics Iu this e.xamiua- ion , and endeavored by argument to show the court that ho merely wanted to es- abllsh the fact that there were certain tin- vritten , but fullv understood , privileges that ho local association could assume to further heir ends. The court would not , however , idmlt us evidence im.vlhinp assumed outside if the constitution and by-laws as presented. Mr. Peteivoli then threw up the sixingo und uld , "Well , I guess w < ; hud better give It up mil dismiss the case.1' The case was consequently nolle prosequied md the defeated prohibitionists filed sadly from the courtroom. Outside they called n meeting , composed of members of the Women's Christian Tomper- mcu Union , and the following resolutions were adopted : Whereas. By the rulliig of tlio district court now In M-sslon at thlplace. . In the case of the state of NelmixKa vs Kdwinil HoM-water , < ; vl- lencelnonr Imminent perllhcnt and vital va.se.\elmlcd , tliouuh witnesses \veie binujdit forwuid by the piosreiillon familiar with the spirit anil work of tinM'OIIUMI'S Christian Temperance l.'nlon bceniihuof lonsr. Inllinato and olllolal iclullon to tlio oi'Kanl/.atlon , tlieiefoic , be It , , , , , , QKc-iolvcrt , That wo repnrd sueh Indlelnl iimiiairenienl us cMiunidlnary and prt'.lu- dlelid lo the peace and quietudeof assemblies of Hie people convened for the consideration of public. Interi-sls. The little depot at Tekumah was crowded with friends and sympathisers of Mr Kose water , and swarmed with ladies who hud come to co Mrs. Woodward and Mi's. Holmes safely on their return trip to Omaha. TIIK ItANIS. Republicans AKI-IM : on ( ii-oniuls for the * Preparation of a Silver Hill. WASHINGTON , April St.- The republicans of thu house and senate huvo agreed upon a basis for the preparation of a silver bill. The agreement is In harmony with the measure adopted by the senate caucus committee mitteo with mi important amendment. The bill provides that the .secretary of the treas ury shall direct the purchase from time to time of silver bullion to the aggregate amount of l.-'iOO.OOO ounces of pure silver in each month at the market price thereof not ex ceeding * t for : i7t > , ' grains of pure sil ver and issue in payment treasury notes of the United States to bo prepared by the secretary in such form and such denmo- inutions of not less than Jl nor moro than $1 , ( XXI us ho may prescribe. The treasury notes issued shul'l bo redeemable 'on demand In lawful money of the United Slates treas ury , or by any assistant treasurer , and when so'rcdeemed may bo reissued , but no greater or less amount of such notes shall bo out standing at any time than the cost of the sil ver bullion then held in the treasury pur- el used by such notes , ami such treasury notes shall bo receivable for customs , taxes and all public dues and when so received may bo re issued , mid such notes when held by any na tional banklinr association may be counted us part of its lawful reserve. Upon the demand of- the holder of any treasury notes provided for tlio secretary may exchange for such notes an amount of silver bullion which shall bo equal in value at the market price thereof on tlio day of exchange to the amount of such notes. The secretary of tlio treasury shall coin * such portion of tlio silver bullion purchased under the provisions of the act as may bo nec essary to provide for the redemption of the treasury notes provided for , und any gain or seignior.igo arising from such coinage shall be accounted for nnd paid Into the treasury. Silver bullion purchased under the provis ions of tlio act shall be subject to the require ments of the existing law and the regulations of the mint service , governing the methods , determining the amount of pure silver con tained and tlio amount of charges or deduc tion , if any , are to bo made. So much of the net of February 23 , llj7.S , entitled an "act to authori/e the coinage of n standard silver dollar and to restore its legal tender character , " as requires the monthly purchase and coinage of the same ' Into silver dollars of not less thun'fci.tXXMKH ) nor moii' than flKXOOU ( ) worth of sllvei bullion is hereby repealed. The act is to take effect thirty days from and after its passage. Senator Teller of the senate sub-committee dissented. Later ln < said he would make an effort to .secure free silver coinage , failing in -that ho would accept the next best thing he could got. When the measure came up in the senate ho would move to make certificates legal tender. _ Adopted hy the CnnoiiH. WAsmxrtTox , April 2:1. : At the republican caucus tonight the silver bill , given else where in those dispatches was adopted with but a few dissenting votes , the objecting members opposing tlio Dill because of its failure to give full legal tender quality to the treasury notes specified. In addition to the provisions of tlio bill already stated it is provided that the monoj now held in the treasury to redeem nationa bank circulation in case of liciuidating banks banks reducing their circulation , etc. , is to IK covered In tlio treasury. This fund is esti mated to amount to about $7SXX ( > ,000 , whicl will bo restored to circulation. The committee on rules will report u reso lution requiring the consideration of the bil by the house ut the curliest possible moment with strict limitation on the length of thu de bate. The caucus endorsed the Merrill service pension bill. Lodge explained his national election bill but Chairman Knwell of the elections com mittee did not think it necessary to pass such a law , and submitted a plan for u wide exten sion of the ureiient supervisory system. Tlio matter will come up again next Tuesday night. _ t'A T.I / * O VTtlEUX It 10 T. Driijf Store "Whisky Causes it Illoodj Dattle at McCorinluk , S. C. Cnuir.isTo.v : , S. C. , April 23. News has reached hero of a riot at McCormlck , this state. A man named Sturkey reported Drug gist Calhoun for selling whisky on Sunday Calhoun shot the officer who was sent to arrest him. Oilier citizens then took a ham and a general fight ensued , In which several liorsous are said to huvo been shot. Only one man is known to have been fatally wounded. Several arrests huvo been made. A Nlt ! > YOIIIIK Man In Trouble. Dt iii-oi-r , lu , April XL- The little city o Purkersburg was thrown Into a state of excitement citoment yesterday by the arrest of Wllkes Smith , a bank clerk , on the charge of forging notes aggregating 1HX : ) . The names forgei were mostly these of farmers. Smith is quite prominent In local society and had the confi dence of his employers. Ho was ono of tlio aldermen of thy city. Queen Victoria at Darmstadt. Biitu\ : , April 2t. : Queen Victoria nrrlvei at Darmstadt from Aix-lcs-Baines today Her majesty was received at the railway stu tlon by the municipal authorities and utlici prominent unlcluls. A guard of honor was also piv.sunt at the station and saluted hci majesty. Throe * iloikryn Suspended. Lorisvn.i.r. , Ky. , April SI. The executive committcoof the Louisville Jockey club yes terday suspended Stoval , Finnegan and Kuy the Jockeys against whom complaints \\-eit made for signing contracts with two or inoru stables for ne.\t year. A Censorship Over Young America. Cuu-Aiio , April S3.- Chief of Police Marsl has Issued an order forbidding the sale of cigarettes to boys under sixteen years of ago A number of youngsters were ruptured by the polU'o toda * and their inu'k.it'c * of cigar ettes confiscated , OMAHA THE PROPER PLACE , The Natural Site for the Eighth Circuit Oouit of Appeal. A BALL IN THE EXEOUTIVE MANSION. The First Dunce In the AVhltc House Since tin ; DayH or Nellie Grant Tariff Itlll on thu Fifth of May. WASHINGTON nuiicAuTiin OMUU BKB , ) fil.'l t'oUIITKRNTI ! STHRCr , V WASHINGTON . D. C. , April 23. ) The senate committee on judiciary has the house bill for the creation of courts of appeal in the iudiciary circuits of the United States under consideration. The bill us originally passed by the house provides for the ercutlon of courts of appeal , to be presided over by thrco circuit Judges In the circuit. The site for the Kighth circuit is fixed for St. Louis , and this Is altogether un satisfactory to the people of Nebraska and other states who have given this bill atten tion , consequently it is proposed to amend by striking out St. Louis and inserting tlio word "Omaha. " The amendment will probably bo favorably reported from the Judiciary com mittee. If not. Senator P.iddock will move It on the floor when the bill comes up. Ho has made n careful canvass among the senators from all the states embraced within the Eighth circuit nnd finds that they arc far moro favorably disposed to Omaha than to St. Louis , with the exception of the Kansas and Missouri senators. The former prefer Kansas City , while the latter natu rally stick to St. Louis. The fact that Omaha is the center of the circuit as it is at present constituted Is a strong point in favor of the selection of that city , but tills Is enhanced by the knowledge that Wyoming will soon bo admitted as a state and that when admitted this territory will bo added to the Eighth circuit. Both of the Nebraska senators are watvhing this mat ter very carefully and propose to light the amendment through. They will not got it without a struggle , but they believe that they will wiu. A WIIITI : HOI-SI : n ALL. The east room of the white house is tonight , for the first time in _ many years , since the time when Nelllo Grant held sway there with her young friends , the scene of a ball in which the young people of social and oftlclal circles speed the fast Hying hours away. The floor is covered with crash , which is bordered on every side with a thicltet of palmetto and foliage plants , giving to the vast apartment the uppo'irunco of a conservatory. Thu dec orations of Hags and bunting used last night at the army and navy reception have been al lowed to remain with the exception of the stars and anchors on the mantels , which liavo been replaced with a massing of lilacs , tulips , hyacinths and other spring flowers. The music , furnished by the stringed instruments of the Marino band , is stationed in the small corridor immediately adjoining the cast room from which the stairs lead to the ollices on the second floor. The red , blue and given parlors , as well as the inner corridor , are decorated with a few potted plants , the mantels bankea with flow ers and grasses and the ehaudaliers are fes tooned with similax. The guests were received in the east room by the. members of the presidential house hold. hold.MIJ. MI-J. Harrison's gown was of white fuillo and brocade with gold embroidered tulle and passamentarles ; Mrs. McKeo's , n low necked gown of white tulle with trimmings of light moss green velvet ; Mrs. Hussoll Harrison's , arsenic green tulle with shoulder knots of ribbon and corsage trimming of irridcseent passumcnturies and pendants. Miss Shepard wore a Worth gown of white tulle over white satin. The guests , about two hundred and fifty in number , were invited for 1) ) o'clock , and us the etiquette of the executive mansion requires promptness nearly every one arrived on time , although it was nearly 10 o'clock when the dancing began. Supper was served in the private dining room , though the favorite place with thu young people was the conservatory which , thrown open and brilliantly lighted , was the scene of numerous pretty little flirta tions in the nooks and corners embowered in ferns and protected by the friendly screen of the palm branches from the electric lights. The number of invitations sent out was iomewhnt over three hundred , which included guests from Boston , Now York , Philadelphia and Baltimore. LIKUTKXAXT I'ADDOCK'S BDNTKNCB IlP.MITTi : ! ) . The president has remitted the sentence in the case of Lieutenant James V. S. Paddock of the Fifth cavalry , charged with making a false and fraudulent claim against the United States. Lieutenant Paddock was sentenced to bo dismissed from the service. The presi dent , however , while confirming the sen- teenco states the act was technically of a character calling for the penalty adjudged , but that there was an absence of intention to commit fraud shown. All the members of the court recommended clemency on account of the valuable services rendered by the ac cused. The president stated that previous gallant service could not bo accepted as palli ating violations of the law and it was simply on account of the evident lack of intent to de fraud the government that theentiro sentenci was remitted. Lieutenant Paddock formerly .served at Fort Nlobraru , Neb. , and was wounded in the service near that fort. Tin : TAIIIIT mu lt Is the intention of Major McICIuley to take up the tariff bill in the house on Monday , the .Mb of May , and allow blx days for gen eral debate. The democrats urn objecting to this limit of the debate and insist that they should have nt least n week for themselves , but the repub licans will not allow this and tell them that as their speeches are only for homo consump tion they will do just as well to huvo them printed without delivery. The tight over the old silver bill has been a fortunate thing for the tariff tinkers for it has acted as a counter-irritant and distracted the attention of a great many representatives who were loud and earnest In their expres sions of dissatisfaction with the ways ami means bill. The demonstrations have only subsided for the time being , however , and are likely to break out again whenever the tariff bill is taken up. up.AN AN OMl < jri : . TION. The most Interesting political debate of the session took pluco In the house this afternoon and some very spicy remarks were made on both sides , disclosing wholesome truths and sionio wisdom. The great light was over the old question whether members of congress should have private secretaries at govern ment expense. Everybody agrees In private that they should , as Major Buttcrworth stated In his speech , but there are a large number of members who ihiro not say so i public for fear of the effect upo.i their nominating conventions. In the committee of the whole there is no record of the vote ; the ayes and nays are never called. Questions are decided by viva voce or a rising vote , and if that is not satis factory , by passing between the tellers , and by these votes the resolution to provide heere- tarlus is always adopted , but when the bill is reported to the house some ono invariably de mands that the ayes and naycs bo called and the cowardly emigrossman runs to cover. I.AXH ntciMoN-t. Assistant Seeret.iry Chnudlor today in the case of William F. Coch v ttio Western loan and trust company mortgagee , Involving the pre-emption cash entry for the northeast i4 of section i : ) , township 115 north , vnnge 7M west , Huron , S. 11. , liintl district , rever&wl the doI I cLsion of thu commissioner of the general lund ofllce , who held that new proof should be furnished and suspended the entr.y. The as sistant secretary thinks the proof Is satis factory and reveiisos the decUlon. Ho di rects that In the ubooucf of protest proof al ready mudo should be accepted ami the entry passed to patent. He also reversed the commissioner's dccls- iu the case of John Hughes , a cvuimutcd soldier's homestead entry for the northeast V of section 27. township H-l north , raugo OI west , Huron land district. The commissioner held that the cntryman did1 not occupy the land continuously , but th0 lUHistnnt score- tarv concluded from the. evidence furnished that the residence was continuous , uud re verses his decision , nud thojontry will p.iss to patent. cunnn MHATS. The house committee ou agriculture has agreed to report favorably the same bill that is now pending before the Semite for the In spection of cured mmta for cxpart with the modifications asked for by the packers of Chi cago. There is. however , a provision attached to the bill. , that gives it additional importance. The presldqiit Is authorized by proclamation to close tha ports of the United States inratust the importation of nil udultcr- ' atcd articles of food from any foreign country that may discriminate against importations from the United States TUB ANTI'OVTIQX nit.L. The excitement over the bill to prevent speculation In food products bus considerably subsided. Thcro 18 Very little said on the subject now inlays , The hearings huvo stopped and are not likely to bo resumed , but the bill has been reported to the house and stands uinm the eallendur ready for action. His not likely that the arguments of the representatives of the different board i of trade that have boon heard will have iiuy etfeet on the result us the members of con gress are not seeking their votes , but the votes of the furmers , who think that such speculation unsettles values and reduces the profits on their products. riior. core's si'iicuinN ? . For many years there has been n war among the scientistsProf. . Cope of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania being at swords' points with Major Powel , the superintendent of the geological survey , and Prof. Marsh of Yuio college , the president of the National Academy oi Sciences mid other men of equal rank mid fame. Prof. Cope , however , has to fight his battles alouo and is 0110 against n thousand. Ho was formerly connected with the geological survey and prepared a long series of rex > rts , setting forth the results of his scientific investigations 'n ' thu western territories. Ho also made . very largo col lection of specimens nt government expense , which ho has neglected to turn over to the scientific museums'Of the government. All the gentlemen who were associated with Prof. Cope in scientific researches turned in the results of their1 work to the national museum , whore theyaro now on exhibition , but his are in his own private collection and are likely to remain there. The reports of the professor have novcr been published , be cause they nro declared to bo incorrect and unreliable and the manuscript is piled up in the office of the geological survey. The pro fessor cume to town today and made his an nual application to the secretary of the in terior to have thorn printed at government expense. The secretary was fully posted on the subject and In reply ) asked Prof. Cope when ho intended to turn his scientific speci mens over to the government. The professor suid IIP considered them- his personal prop erty. The secretaryasked if they had not been collected while he .was in the govern ment service and if the government did not pay his expenses whilehe was making the collection , but the professor did not share this view of the case. MlSCT.U4Xr.OV9. The members of the late pan-American conference now in Washington went to Mount Vernon today as gucsts.of Secretary Blalue. Jamas Burr of Burwell , Neb. , has been ap pointed un ubstractoi-'in the census office. PKHUY S. HUATII. : A TH. An Inmate of a lll ode , Inland Asylum KfllN Her. iVooin Mate. PIIOVIDKN-CK , Ii. I. , April Si. [ Special Tel egram to Tun IciTho : state institution nt Cranston was lost ngit ! ) the scene ; of a trag , edy , Mary IcCartlvy osing her lifo at the blinds of Catherine Hirtilcy. The assault oc curred in the old wdmen's ward. It was 11 o'clock and the inmates were asleep. The night watch , Mrs. Charles Norton , heard the sound of a slight scufllo mid hastened above to see the McCarthy woman being assisted to the closet adjoining , where she vomited blood. She was taken buck to bed and died almost instantly , lieforo iiov death she said the Hanloy woman -"had pounded and murdered her. " The women slept side by side in separate cots , much to the annoyance of the Hanloy woman , whose rest was broken by the ravings of the McCarthy woman. The Noii-I'nrtlHiin W. C. T. U. CIIICAOO , April 'J3 , [ Special Telegram to Tin : Bi'.i : . ] The Non-Partisan Woman's Christian Temperance union of Illinois was organized in this city today. The organiza tion was but a temporal" ) * one , which- will bo made permanent Iwfprp the closing of the convention. Mrs. J.-lCi Webster , who is presiding siding us temporarj fcecretary , suid whni asked if the non-Partisan union would con flict with the prcsciitf" Woman's Christian Temperance union , tn'nilt would not. "It is not the intention' of the non-Partisan union to conflict in any matter with the other organization , " she said- : _ " Whether tliey have the same feelings witli regard to us I cannot cay. " t - It is evident , however , that the formation of the new union has not been productive of nu increase of good feeling on the part of the old society. The causes which huvo led to the organization is a strongly expressed de- slro on the part of hundreds of women throughout the countrj- with prohibition in stincts to entirely Rnparato the question of prohibition from polities. "Wo are nil prohibitionists and will use our influence for republican , democrat , green- backer or any ono else who holds our views and will work with u'- view to their uccom- iilishmcnt , " suid one of the ladies this morn- A CoiiHolentloiiH Woman. Cmctflo , April -3. ISpoclul Telegram to Tin : Br.i : . ] Edward Woodward of : KI5 Broad way , New York , is made defendant In a pecu liar divorce suit Instituted by his wife , Grace Woodward , to whom ho was married at Quincy , III. , in ISST.y. They lived together until July 1 , 1SS9 , but * Mrs. Woodward now sets up 1 110 claim thul'tho nmrriugo is illegal because she and her husband nro first cous ins. She says , though the murriugo is void under the laws of Illinois , Woodward will not consent to a soparutiiJi but threatens to do her bodily Injury if sji attempts to exercise the rights of an unmarried woman. She asks for an injunction restraining him from mo lesting her. Woodward ls m business in e York. Illinois IiiHiirijuico Coinpuiili'H. CHICAGO , , April -23 , [ Special Telegram to Tin : BII.IThe : : statd auditor of Illinois has issued a statement siiowliii , " the standing of the tire and mnrino * tjijiuraiico companies do ing business in Illinois. It shows a total of . ' 01 companies , as follows : Stock companies -state , 1 HI ; foreign , .companies , - ' > ; mutual companies of Illinois , IB ; mutual companies of other stntox , IT. tTptul admitted assets , W U.VSI.KIO.IO : capital Block. fTObl > JH7".t * ; risks , $ > 7lU'.JiiMo.'J'J ; premium * received , * ! K > lKiIlW.M5 ! ; lossejluill ( , * IM-,10I.5' > . \ A Split in ( ho .Gcntllo Party. S i.r Luii : CITV , Utah , April 2. ' ) . [ Special Telegram to Tin : BKW. ] There is a split in the liberal party that bids fair to give the Mormons control. A democratic seceding mass meeting was held last niplft. Clubs will bo organized all over the city and county. The reasons are a lack of action in matters of public improvements. A Keptna } " < "iiai'lnn Sentenced , SXI.T LIKC CITT , ytuh , April Si. ( Special Telegram toTimBEi : . ] - lleorgo Hancock was sentenced ut I'rovo yesterday to ten yearn' imprisonment for the murder of the JOIIOH family in lvj.S. Ho is soventy-two years of t ] ) Arrival * . AtHnvro-'rnoMuiu.'lllo , from New Or leans. At Glasgow The Bclgnivla , from New York : the Canadian from Philadelphia. At London The -Persian Monarch , from New Yuri * , THE WABASII TAKES A HAND , Bates on Cattle from St. Louis to Chicago Materially Reduced , VANDALIA THREATENS RETALIATION The Alton ProfoHsoH to ML- Pleased \vith the Action The Tlirontcnctl Northern atitl Ijiiko Iilno KednctluiiH. CHICAGO , April 2.1. [ Special Telegram to Tin : Uii : : . ] The Wabash road lins met the Alton mileage robuto to cattle shippers by re ducing the present 0 cent cuttle rate from St. Louis to Chicago to fl1 cents. This meets the Alton rate only in the regard that it is a corresponding reduction in revenue. The Wabash reduction , however , affects every through rate from every point in Texas , New Mexico and idl intermediate territory by re ducing it ! % cents u hundred. The Vaudalla Is especially Ineenseit at the Wubnsli for the reduction and has in preparation and threat ens to put into effect u corresponding reduc tion on all classes of freight. The Wabash reduction will also compel a readjust ment of the Kansas City basis to meet the through rates now being quoted over the Wahash. Tito Alton people profess to bo well pleased at the reduction of the Wabush. The business is non-paying and the Alton will only carry what is forced upon It , leaving its competitors to divldotho losing trafllc. In addition to the natural loss the Alton has no such deals as that of the St. Paul and Atchison with Kansas City eattlo buyers and that of the Hock Island with the Burton stock c'ar company. The matter will be taken up tomorrow at St. Louis by Chair man Bluiichnrd and an attempt made to agree on an equalization of all through rates via , St. Louis and Chicago. The attempt to equali/.o through rates via Omaha and St. Paul has apparently fallen through owing to the fact that eastern lines refuse to prorate at the Mississippi river via Omaha on a reduced basis. Threatened Ijiike Line 1'ednctlonn. CincAfio , April 23. [ Special Telegram to Tin : linn. ] General Freight Agent Humhlln of the Burlington & Northern does not think the northern and lake lines will make their threatened reductions on through business , as it would bo useless. They arc taking practically all the trafllc at the present llg- urcs , the lines from Chicago getting almost none. llnsonlmi-k'N Opinion. CHICAGO , April ! . [ Special Telegram to Tin : Br.K. ] General Passenger Agent Busen- burk of the Chicago , St. Paul it Kansas City road bclivcs the lines in ttio territory of the old Western" Passenger association could , if they would , form a strong association regard less of the Missouri Pacific. It now costs us much to get to Kansas City from Chicago , via St. Louis as it did under the old basis and Mr. liuscnbiirk considers it a ridiculous propo sition that rates nil .over the territory north and cast should bo kept at n low basis for the alleged reason that u line between St. Louis and Kansas City objects to an advance. Ho thinks there arc other reasons why an ad vance iu rates is not made chief of which arc small matters which should cut no llguro in a question involving mutters of revenue. At present there is no attempt on foot to either reform the association or raise rates in any direction. * > " A IliiHoleHS Humor. CIIICAOO , April 2.1 , [ Special Telegram to Tin : BII : : . ] The rumor that President Mil ler of the St. Paul Is to resign and that Vice President Goddnrd of the Atchison is to take a corresponding position ou the St. Paul is denied officially by the St. Paul ofllcials and by Mr. Goddard. Said Director Phil Armour : "Under no circumstances would wo consent to Mr. Miller's resignation. Ho lias given the most perfect satisfaction and at our com ing election ho will bo re-elected unani mously if practical. There was not a whis per upon which the rumor could bo truthfully based. The Story Denied. Nnw YOHK , April 2:1. : The story printed in a Chicago morning paper to the effect that S. S. Spencer of.Drexel , Morgan & Co.would succeed Miller as president of the St. Paul road is denied by u member of the banking house. ItnllroiulH in Greenland. CincAfio , April 2.1. [ Suociul Telegram to TIIK BKI : . ] Mr. C. L. Uupreo of Brisbane , Quccnland , is in the city on his way from Australia to London mid the continent. Ho is at the head of the extensive railways now be ing Hindu in Queensland and several of the oilier Australian colonies , and in the course of a conversation today talked of these and of the great mines and the peculiar immigration system of Queensland , with all of which ho is Intimately aequlnted. "Queensland , " ho said , "has more miles of railway in proportion to her population than any countrj in the world , and they nro con stantly being extended. Going outside of that colony you may now go by rail from Urisbano in Queensland through to Adelaide in South Australia by ttio way of Sydney and Melbourne , and it Is by this route that the mails are now sent from Adelaide , where they are lauded by the I1. & O. steamers , sav ing many days over the sea voyage in exist ence over n year ago. The gungo is , however , different in each colony and it is now pro posed to do away with the present numerous transfers by n uniformity In gauge , though I think this will not bo done , the enor mous expense of the change not being justi fy the slight expense in transferring freight. I have learned a great deal during my stay in America , and I ahull probably make a report upon the jesults of my American railroad ob servations. " Nebraska , Iowa anil Dakota P WASHINGTON' , April i3. ! [ Special Tele gram to Tun BIK. : ] Pensions have been issued - sued to Nebrushans as follows : Original John W. Turner , Omaha ; KHJah McCanahan , Tokumah. lowu Pensions : Original Howard Gordon , Centyrvillu ; Joseph C. Couch , Bovlugton ; Parks J/AVood , Mark ; Graham Nash , Coun cil Bluffs ; Henry G. Heed , Ilradyvillo ; Jacob II. C. Snyder , Ksthervillo ; Jackson Wilson , Burlington ; Henry Collins , Blencoo ; Ste phen A. Cullom , Sac City , increase-George H. Ballon. Duvenjxn-t ; Jefferson Kisling , Ma- nlcton ; Hlnioa H. Mi-Bride. White Oak ; Henry Player , Waverly. Original widows , etc. Minors of Price Jones , Bussoy ; Mary , widow of John W. Vnnunder , Sigourney. South Dakota Pensions : Original invalid George D. Kurrur. Plerrcpont. Kansas OlllulalH Arrested. KANSAS Crrv , Mo. , April 23. A Ulysses , Kan. , special says : Investigation into the oftlclal nets of the commissioners of tills county had proceeded yesterday fur enough to war rant their arrest and the arrest of others im plicated in the county swindle. Today ar rests were made of County Clerk George W. Kurp and County Commissioners Sullivan. Given and Lenhart , Harbor , KobliiKon and Dougherty. They are charged with the ille gal issue of county scrip given as a bounty to the latter. Four persons uro mentioned. The bounty was on thu sculp * of wolves , and the alleged illegal Issue of scrip amounted in all to f 10,000. _ _ * . _ _ A llattlo With DahoinlaiiH. PAIIIH , April -3. Advices from Lagos state that the French garrison at Porto Novo had n battle with the Dahomian army which lasted two hours. Five hundred of the Da- hoinlans were killed and Hfty Frenchmen WPIV wounded. No mention wus made of any French suliUm being MUcd. c.t.v.iw.t \ ' ' Welliiml nml St. vrcncc Canal Tolln Asse.sNpd Unjnt on Our Vessels. WASHINGTON , Ap , a. Senator Cullom has concluded Ma ri upon the Investiga tion made by the e < tteo on Interstate commerce Into the reh s of the railroads of the United States and Canada , and also whether there is any discrimination in the charges made for tolls against United States vessels passing through the Welland and St. Lawrence canals. The report asserts that unjust discrimination Is made by Canada against American vessels on the lakes In the matter of entrance and clearance fees Ves sels liaising through the Welland canal bound to Montreal liavo n robuto made of a iKirtlou of the tolls paid for canal passage , but If bound to any American port or to the St. Lawrence river no rebate Is made. This , the report claim * , Is a violation of the provisions of the treaty of Washington. In conclusion the report says : "Thus It is that by obtaining narrow margins of profit In the transportation business hero and there our competitor on the north has been exploit ing upon American commerce formauy yours. It Is doing that very thing on a more high handed and extensive scale than ever before. All that Is unnecessary for the government of Great Britain or Canada to do to Is throw sufll- cient advantage lu favor of British steamers , Canadian fishing vessels and Canadian mil- roads to tuin our commcrco from American ocean steamers , American ilshlng vessels , American railroads and American seaports. Tills is being done , not only by subvention , but also by enabling statutory provisions. " A HA It OUTLOOK. Nevn of Additional Crevasses The Sunlit * Bolt In Danger. NEwOm.cvX ! ) , La. , April ! S > . A Times. Democrat Bayou Saiii sKvial | says : Seven crevasses were reported today between this pluco and Waterloo. This makes nine on the Pointo Coupee front. The devasta tion in that and the southwestern parish will bo terrible. The rains continue. Last night U poured down in torrents , caus ing a fre.shet in the bayou and a rise of live inches in town. 'Phis additional rise caused more damage to goods In the stores. The opening of the crevasses , however , let consid erable water out this evening and it fell twelve inches in town. The railroad trestle has been washed away and the only communication with the main line is by boat. News" additional crevasses near Baton Hoguo and Bnvoti Sur.i bus led to the belief here that the disaster to the sugar belt will equal that of 187J , when nine parishes were inundated , unless the water recedes quickly. Ituln Fell In Torrents. Pl.AQini.MiNi : , La. , April 23. The ruin came down in torrents last night , and for the twenty-four hours ending this morning six inches of water fell. The town is filled with people from 'tho country , some bringing in the families and cattle , and others seeking material to light the Hood. Great uncertainty prevails as to how high the water will go. Most of the planters base their calculations on the Hood of ISS'J , but the water is already higher than that now. Natchez in Danger. NATCIIIMiss. : . , April A'--The ! levee below Viadila broke last night and the water has Hooded the low lands and railroad and is backing up toward the town. IiKtVC XIXJKTJKKX CHHlHtEX. A "Wyoming "WHYs JeHcrtH un IntereM- i K l''ainily foi ; a Handsome. Man. "r > i.NVr.lt : , Col. , April 2 ! ! . [ Special Telegram to Thu Bui : . ] Francis Smith or Newcastle , Wyo. , yesterday arrived in town in search of his missing wife. The woman , whose iiuino is Ellen Smith , evidently deserted her hus band for a more attractive mate. The case of Francis , however , is different from that which falls to the ordinary lot of forsaken husbands. His missing spouse is the mother of only nineteen children , and If ho does not llnd her ho fears the domestic cares which fall on him would bo too much for Ills strength. He docs not think , however , that his wife left his domi cile because she hud too many children , for she carried her Tuir-hulred ten-year-old son , little Sammy , away with her. On the contrary , Francis maintains that Ellen's lot has been the happiest and ho is ofthe opinion that she must have been drugged and forced away from her homo. At any rate she is gone , and Mr. Smith prefers to search for Mrs. Smith rather than stay at homo and mind nineteen children. Ho has landed in this city and hopes to bo able to llnd some trace of her whereabouts. Although Mr. Smith thinks his partner of a score of years incapable of unfaithfulness to him , there Is little doubt that she left her home in Newcastle In company with some other man. Indeed , the couple and the child have been traced to Grand Island , Neb. , where the trail was lost. Her seducer is sup posed to' no an attractive tie cutter who was smitten with the charms of the middle aged and many times mother. Ellen Is said to bo good looking , although she has reached the ago of forty-eight years. Her features are dark uud handsome. She is of medium slzo and dresses tastily in black. She always got herself lip well and It is thought that her personal attract ions and well tried maternal qualities have induced her lover to run away with her. TIIK fltlK ItKCOKO. A Five-Story Block and Valuable Contents - tents Destroyed at Itnolir-stor. UOCIIKSTIII : , N. i' . , April At. John G. Wagner's live-story block burned this morii- ing. The loss on the building is $03,000. Weaver , Thomas & Kirk , Hue shoe manufac turers , occupied the entire live floors in the south end of the block. The entire stock of finished goods and material and machinery was valued at $ 0,000. The company holds Insurance for 1.1,000. Langslow , Fowler ler Is , Co. , chair manufacturers , oc cupied the upper floors in the middle of the block. Their stock is valued at $ , V- ) 000 , two-thirds insured. Several other linns sustained small losses. The walls of the building fell after the interior burned out , but nobody was injured. A hotel opposite was damaged somewhat and for some time there was u panic among the guests. , liurncd Up In n Stable. ITIIAC * , N. Y. , April 23.-1X S. Gallagher's stables a Slatervlllo burned last night. His coachman , Egbert Williamson , and three horses were burned to death. I'lot. to llnrn the Town. TONAWASIIA , N. Y. , April ' . ' -Several small Ili-us broke out lu different p irts of the city lust night , but were quickly extin guished. It is thought there was lyluliberuto plot to burn the town , as the wires of the llro alarm system were found cut lu huver.il places. Thlrly-Thron MOIIKOH Destroyed. .TAi'KhON , Miss. , April At. Information ro wived licro this morning says that lire de stroyed the c'litiro business portion oi Green wood , Miss. , last night. Tliirty-tlireo houses were burned and two lives are bald to have been lost. Klro Hagl'lK In the Itliif ) .Mountains. BII.VIIIIIK : : , N. J. , April 23.--Fires are raging in the Blue mountains near Wimlgaii and at different points along the Hdgo. The station of the Lchlgh & LuckaWamiu road at Katcllfii together with the postolllcn and store are reported burned. Thu iieoplonlong the base of tlio mountains are llghtin ; the liumoti , which have devoured a largo u nount of timber , charcoal , rails and tics. Gobbled hy the Nlimih Trust. ToriKKan. : . , April 23. The National starch company i&turch trust ) has bought the Topcku starch works The consideration wus somuthlin * like $ ' & 0,000 , WOffi WORKERS IN THE WAR Daughters of Toil Ready to Enlist for Eight Hours. THE PAOKING HOUSE MEN P REPARINO May Day Will Sec Them Drawn U | I-'lllcoii Thousand Slronj ; - Miners and Coker.s Strike J'or a ItnlNt . CHICAGO , April 2.1.-Tho eight hour movcv mont Is spreading to the women workers of the city. The maker * of coats and vests uro preparing for a strike In case tholr demand for u reduction lu their hours of labor Is no t conceded. The strike of the brickmukors promises to bo short lived. According to the reports this morning they are going b.ick to work. No Cluing' ' . CIIICAOO , April ' 'it. There was no chaiign lu the carpenters' strike toJuy and the prospect - pect of any compromise ) Is still vcrg oomy. D. P. Roland , president of the .National Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners , ur- rived-ln Chicago today and is encouraging the strikers to stand firm. Packing IloitMO Men I' CIIICAOO , April 31. One of the labor leaders nt the stock yards said today that he conll- dently expects a strike of iri.ooo packing house employes May 1 for the eight hour day. The butchers and eojpor.s aiv thoroughly or ganized and will work together In imforcing the eight-hour day for the other employes. Ho asserted that the butcherH and coopers were well prepared financially for a strike andsalitfurtherth.it the men believe Fair- bank & Co. and Fowler Brothers will concede eight hours without a struggle. These llrnrs employ about three thousand men. Demand * ol'llie Conductor * . CIIIVINNI : : : , Wyo. , April SI. [ Special Tele gram to TIIK BIIK.J The meeting between the Union Pucillo .superintendents and the delegation of conductors adjourned at 10 o'clock tonight until tomorrow morning with out accomplishing any settlement The entire day has boon spent In talking over the points at variance. The conductors are mak ing a decided stand for their demand. The Impression prevail- , that , nothing will be set tled by the confeivnco. One more meeting will behold and if no definite answer is given the men by the managers hero an appeal will bo made to Mr. Holcomb. Minors and Colters Strike- . . PiTTMirmi , Pa. , April : ui. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bii.jTomorrow morning some nine hundred miners and colters in Smithton district , near UoiinelUvlllo , will go oat on n strike for an increase in wage * . The men huvo been uno'.iy for a long linn- and request u conference-today. This was granted , but none ofthe operator * attended I he meeting , and the local union ordered a striUi * . tjo take effect at once. Fears , are oxprc-M > fii Unit the strike will spivad , as other districts are dis satisfied. No Sli-lke on the Central. Nr.w YOIIK , April ' 'IThu ! nfllciuls of the Grand Central depot this morning stated that so far there was no strike of employes of the New York Centr.il in this city They ex pressed thPniM'lves as confident there would uo no trouble between the railroad company and its employes. Carpenters Jtolcased 011 Uall. CiiiCAqo Aprit - ' : ) . = - Tha.cuses of tlto thirty striking cfifp < jntors nrivsteil yesterday for interfeHngJwiUi non-union men and injuring a police otllcer wen * continued this morning until May : . ' in honils of .51(10 ( each Bonds were given and thu ten men were relciibcd. Mot With a Kel'usal. PITTSIILMUI , Pa. . April ' . ' : ! . The men pre sented their final proposition to the railroads today , and met witli a refusal. The matter now lies in the haml.s nf the Mipreme council of the federations. These members will du- cido whether a strike .shall be ordered or the terms of the railroad accepted. I'ltOJI VA.IOIK1t\ COiitt'IOK. Kmiieror William Chan r-s Ill-t Tactlua With the Sociulisls. BKIII.IV , April1) ) : ; . The emperor , who for some months past has been endeavoring to see what effect toli'r.ilion and kindness would have on the socialistic agitators , lias now de termined to take tin * , opposite courhe regardIng - Ing tlio proposed 1st of May demonstrations. Is Unit had already been rented by labor organizations will bo clo-iod on May day all liquor saloons will bu compelled to clositlmir doors and strong guards will be at the en trances. Street gatherings are forbidden anil these disobeying orders will bo instantly placed under arrest. In fuel , Beiliu will bo declared In a stale of siege lor one dav , as bloodshed is apprehended by the authorities. Australian Army Discontented. VIKS.VA , April - . ' : ! . There is a high pulueO authority for stating that the army promises to lake a ham ! In HID 1st of May d < monstra- tlon , great dissatisfaction existing in the ranks with regard to piy. It is fnrtlier btateij that the oIlleofH are in full sj tiipathy wltli the workingmen and If the nilik and Hie are not appeased by increased remuneration Ihero is danger thai on the 1st of Mu\ the army will frutorni/o with lli > > xoeinlists instead o'f firing on them. ] n view of this state of things great precaution- , have been tuitcn by the authoritiu.s. She IHHIH * lot * lillUTty CIIICAUO , April ' . ' : --Grace Woolward : , who married Edward Woodward at ( juimy. Ill , September I'.1 , IviT , anil who live.I . with him until July , ivili , now SUN up the claim that the marrliigo was illegal under tin1 laws of Illinois because she and bur husband are first cousins. Her husband will not consent to u tiniiuititlon. but threatens to do lu r great bodily ily injury if she attemptto marrv again. She asks for an Injun.-tlun restraining loin from molesting her Woodward la in initii- ness in Now York city. \ ow.spnpoi.tlmi liavo a TiiNslr. LuAViixwoimi , ICan. , April , ' : ) . Special Telegram to Tin : BIIK. ] - Henry i-n.imllcy . , resident correspondent of the Km.sas C'lty ' Times , and William Bid < lli > , local eurn spond- cut of the St. Louis Globe DemoiTiit , iiocamo Involved in a quarrel this moiiin. at Fort Leaven worth. A few blown xv' iv v < Hanged , .when Bldille tloored his antagon-1 lliu inert were parted by the bystandcis. Thri'o Mad Americans. LONDON , April'J.l. Tlio trial of 'ho thrco Americans , Frank Lnckrose , WiUmin SmiUi and Charlgs Koblnson , nrro.sted on tin' ' iharii > of attempting to rob a li.ink d'Tk < > f a b.if | containing a largo amount. < > l m i < y i.otes ami gold , took iiUiHi totta.v ami r < .i. i 1 in the conviction of llio prlsoni'i's. Tln-i r-roe.to sentenced U > eighteen months' m pctnunmcn at hard labor. A Homo Market Imw , CoMMin.4 , O. , April i'l. The n-jr .iii'uro . has enacted a law which require , ti.o Ulcers of nil state and county insi iti.i . . , s to purchase - chase native storlt for consuinpiion Tlii'luw dulliioH nutlvo line stock to Ii < h-i < winch hag been In the atutu lee days beioiv bc.ng killed. The AV ! iilliii * Fm'i'caHt. For Omaha and vicinity : F.ur uealuer Nebraska-Fair , warmer \\iml.s , uo southerly. South Dakota Fair , warmer winds , Ing tioutherly. Iowa Fair , eooler. followed bj ciowo ink' tumvcratuiv FnvU > > , nui'thcrly winds ,