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. , , , . NUiMKKR 177. TWKNTY-SKCONl ) YKAK. OMAHA WEDNESDAY MOUSING DECKMttHR U1892. 4 T\ t Attn ntiiiiTPm1p i TM ANXIOUS TO INVLSIK.ATL Democratic Congressmen Worrying About the Condition of the Treasury. RIVAL COMMITTEES WANT TO DO TIIEWORK tSlnirp Cnntrftt In the UIIIIMI Itetwren the VTajHiiMil Mi-aim and Apprnpiliittiini Cum mil I < T Ycnterday't Work nf lliii Senate. WASIIISOTOS , I ) . C. , Dec. in. The house Aliened today with n sharp contest between the ways and means and appropriations committees , but It was brief and decisive and resulted In a victory for the former com mittee For some time there has been a lit tle rivalry between these two great commit tees of the house , and when the matter of ascertaining the condition of the treasury umler llm operation of the McKlnluy law became a pertinent question Immediately after election this rivalry was accentuated by the dispute- to which committee should conduct the invcstlg.ulon. Mr. Dockery ol the appropriations committee introduced : ' resolution assigning this duty tb the coni' mlttee of which Uo is a member , and a few days later Mr. Wilson of thu ways anil means committee presented a resolutioi directing the committee upon which wouli fall the burden of originating rovemu legislation for the relief of a depleted treasury ury to conduct the Inquiry. Both resolu lions went to the committee on rules , am that committee today reported Mr. WIl son's proposition , thus conferring Jurisdlctioi on the ways and means committee. Immediately after the reading of the re port Mr Breckinrldge of Arkansas , a mem ber of the ways and means committee * i the last congress , but now of the nppwpria lions committee , sought to present a subst ! lute resolution , dividing the work betweet the two committees , conferring upon th < ways and means committee the inquiry int < the effect of the McKinlcy law and upon th appropriations committee the investlgutioi of the llnancial condition of the treasury. Mr C'atchlngsof the committee on rule promptly objected , staling thai Mr. Breckiii ridge's resolution should bo introduced am referred in the usual v.ay , ami declining , o : behalf of the committee on rules , to accep an.\ substitute or amendment whatever t the pending resolution. After some further discussion Mr. Hreckii : ridge withdrew his substitute and the res * lutlon recommended by the committee o rules was unanimously adopted. Will Ili-Kbi the Investigation ill Once. The members of the ways and means con mitteo were at once informally notilled tlm a meeting of the committee would bo hel this week to begin the Investigation. "The investigation will bo made by th full commlllei ? in open session , " said Mi Springer , "and not delegated to a siibcpn mitteo it is important that this investip ; tlon should show the condition of the1 treai ury at some particular moment of time. A this is so near the end of the half of the Hi cat year , the proper time al which the eoi dition of the treasury should turn is the ills day of December the end of the lirst half < the fiscal year. If wo know the obligation of the government on that day , tboreceipl from all sources at that time and the liabl Hies of the government for the future , w will know exactly bow the governmoii stands financially and be enabled to devise plan for meeting a possible deficit. " Most of the day was consumed in tit house in considering the senate bill cnlaii ing the provisions of the act for the di : tribulion of awards made under the convei tlon between the United States and Moxk the La Abraclaims. It was bitterly oppose by Mr Covert of New York. The hi Dually passed by a large vote. The effect < the bill is to refer the whole matter to tl court of claims , with power of appeal .1 : either party. The remainder of the session was co sumed in the consideration of iniimportai measures. IN TillSKNATIi. : . of Mississippi TalltH III I'livnr ol II Antl-Dptlon lilll. WASHINGTON- . C. , Dec. li ! . The joi resolution for the appointment of a commi sion to make arrangements with the ii' fivilUcd Indian tribes for allotments of tin lands In severally and for opening Indi ; Territory to settlement was discussed in tl senate today during the morning hour , ai then went over without action until t morrow The anti-option bill was then taken up in the rest of the day's session was occupied 1 Mr George of Mississippi iu advocacy of that bill. Notice was given by Mr. Teller that 1 would ask the senate to act tomorrow mor ing on the president's message ( at the do : of the last session ) vetoing the bill for t ! relief of William McGarrahan. Bills were then introduced and referred follows Hy Galling ! ! ! ' , for the suspension immigration under certain circumstance by Mitchell , to provide for the national e canipmont of militia at the World's fair ; 1 Cullom , to amend the intorslalu commer law , l > i Peffer , to facilitate promotion in tl navy Mr George then addressed the senate support of the anti option bill. Hu said was alleged on the part of the cotton c changes that the passage of the bill si : pressing speculation In futures would disastrous to the farmer , lint on the nth hand , the farmers of Alabama and of otb southern states ( as well as the fanners the west ) were so "benighted" Ilml4ht with almost one voice , demanded the unai incut , of a measure to prevent dealing futures , The cotton growers were eve year becoming poorer and poorer , and we becoming the victims of a rapacious poll which hud taken their earnings ami add the amount to the overgrown wealth of m who us'od their powers for that pnrpo Without finishing his argument , Mr. Geoi called up a motion for an executive sessii and soon afterward the senate adjourn * HIII'l III.KUNSKN.ITOKS CAl'C'VS. ( /'onlcHtx III Dniilitliil Stales I'liiinlderei WaKlilnKlnn Ncns Notes. \VAsinsirioN , D. ( ' . , Dec. lil. The ropul can si'iuitors hold an hour's caucus tl morning relative to the states In will there are doubtful senatorial contests , 1 reach no conclusion. Owing to the Into hi ut which thu senate adjourned , It was foil impracticable to renew the caucus this aft noon , Mr Sherman will call another me ins I" day or two , when the subject will further considered. Senator Cullom today proposed an amei menl to the Interstate commerce law , nlgncd to meet the recent Counse.lmnn do * ions , The amendment proposes to p mil traftle contracts between r ; way companies under certain Htriotlons , ivservlng the right thu Interstate Commerce commission , lit over , to cancel them if thov produce i reasonable rates or dlscrlmlual ion ; to in ; corporations subject to prosecution under I law ; to ilo away with the Imprlsonim penalty and to give witnesses immunity fr the results of their testimony. Thu president will prohobly spend thoh day reet : > s dr.ck shooting on Chei.ipci bay , Juiiticnl-aimir Is 111 again , and will pr ab'j ' start uouth In u few days. Ttto sfiuite today conilnncil Iho follow liO'i'li : ; Inns ; P. 11. < 'henoy of Now llm blilro , envoy extraordinary and mlntsturpl ipoU'utlary ' to tSvvitzcrliiiulj ( i. M l milH b'-'iiofNobriiska ' , assistant secretary of ' treasury I , A. Itditon. rutted Sta iruirnlml for the Tii-i'-iry of I'tab. M. Uoivof Ohio , aoihtani eo.i4m ! . ' > Flomr of ri aieral land ofllco. Judge of probate- riU tah , Charleu Footo , Juuu county ; W. Wallace , Scvlcr county ; C. A. Herman , Toole county. Subtler * at I he World's I'alr. WASIIIXOTIIN. D. C. . Dee. lit. Senator Mitchell today introduced a bill to establish a temporary camp for military Instruct Inn for the army and volunteer forces at Chicago during August , 1MU. The bill authorizes the president to accept as volunteers In the I'nlted States ser vice for Instruction , 'not exceeding 0,000 , state mllillii for fifteen days. The president Is further authorised to notify the governors of states and request them to inform him before May I. of the number of organlzatIons und men thai will volunteer for service. The bill appropriates $1,51X1,000 for the camp. i'ini-it.in < > . \ > / I..IIIOH. Ciintrlhtilliins In ( lie lliine | trail Defense I'linil Veslerdaj's rriiiM-iMlliiifi. Pini.Aiir.i.iMiiA , Pa. . Dec. lit. Al this morn ing's session of the Federation of Labor various committees reported progress and rules were adopted , lie-solutions were Intro duced on the saloon question , the militia question , the standing of the Kulphts of Labor In the federation , political action , granting charters to ceiltral bodies , compulsory arbitration. Interference of courts and military. Chinese sailors on Paclllc mail steamers , assisted immigration , calling out armed bodies during strikes , to amend the alien contract labor law , universal label , to establish a sinking fund , for the pardon of the Chicago Haymarket anarch ists , for a national eight-hour law , for the inauguration of education by the "oderntion , favoring the abolishment of rusts ami speculation in food products , for he organisation Into national bodies of the nions of freight handlers and broom linkers , and n number of others of minor ini- lortanee. U was agreed to take up the .uestlon of the celebration of "Homestead Day" at the afternoon session. Additional resolutions from one of the Miicapo delegates , calling for a special ses- ion of congress , was introduced. At the afternoon session the question of inking an appropriation for the llcmcslcad .utTerers . was discussed. Delegate Skefl'iupton of Boston presented lie report of thu committee iln president' ! ! report , recommending that the convention Innate $1,000 to aid In the defense of the ar- esteil strikers. Tl'is was adopted. Delegate Morgan moved that . ? T)00 addl- ional be contributed to the relief fund. Car- led. President Weihe of the Amalgamated as- .nciallun . made a detailed statement of tin rouble and said till men are now under in lictnient. of whom Iho are charged ivith murder , over thirty wltlt .reason and the remainder with conspiracy ind riot. Four hundred thousand- dollar lave been given in ball , bonds for the releasi if a number of the accused. Although manj if the old employes are now at work , S.20I lave not gone back. The amount contribute * ! luring the strike was $41,000. The eases igainsl the arrested strikers have cost 111 * issoelatlon S10,000 for lawyers and witnesses 'ccs. First Vice President McGuire of Pbila lelphia moved that $ f 00 be contributed loth * lefense fund of the Canir d'Alene miners Jarricd. Delegate ToUenhauseiiof Knoxville. Tenn. uadea motion that.fViy be appropriated t ( the support of the Tennessee miners. SoiiTi .if the delegates thought the matter win 'Doing carried too far. and they objected. Delegate Benlow of Cleveland , succecde * in having the fourth appropriation of tin lay granted by suggesting that there bo "les : wind and more business.1 Then atfiroOp. m. the convent ion adjourne * untila. ) in. tomorrow , when the third day' : session will be begun in the common council liambcr. NKfKlt.tl. IAY/M.V I'.H'll-'IV WltKCKS. Intensd Cold nf the Last l-Viv Days' Ke sponslhlc fur I hn Truiihler itnvuxNi : . Wyo. , Dec. lit. [ Special Tele gramtoTunnric. ] There have been a mini he uf small wrecks on the Union P.iellii ; duriuj the past few days. The intense cold o the last week has been snappin' ' the steel rails like pipe stems am almost daily accidents were the _ result. Yes tordny morning a broken r.iil caused Hi ditching of a train at Ilallvllle , a sinal station on the Green river. Several coachc are piled up and a number of peopl were more or less seriously injure * They are : Frank Koselti , Mrs. L. Gntoll Jacob Guu'lemani , Pie Cartcgrasso , Marl Fagoni and Linpi Gaincoli , are all Italian ? They were severely shaken up. in additio to which bruises am ) broken limbs are in partially distributed among them. P.issei gers in the other coaches escaped iminjurei ICarly in the afternoon another train wa ditched west of Granger on account of broken rail. The train was slightly demo ished. but no one injured. Sunday a heat end collision occurred between Kawlijis an Green Klver. An eastbound sloe train met a regular westboun freight. Both were moving at the usu ; rate of sliced and u collision wa unavoidable. Seeing this thu engine cre\\ jumped for their lives and escaped unhurt They were just in time , for the force of th impact was so great that both of the engine were completely demolished , while sotii thirteen cars had their drawheads brokei ends stove In , and were otherwise more f less broken up. Other trains have been pai tially derailed , and in some instance escaped derailment by running slowly an slopping in time to avoid trouble. ; / /o.iii.s77i'/ / roiso.v C.ISK. C'liriicuh' Onlrlals Declare They Have In port. Hit Ituvclalloiis In .Malic. PrrrMinto , Pa. , Dec. I ; ) . Charles Stat ford , who died in Toronto last night fro : supposed poison , administered at Homcstoii during thu strike , is not known by the Ca negie officials. Secretary Lovejoy said tl company sent several sick men home , hi kept mi record of them. The cook , Gallagher , who is said to Inn been the man who made thu confession h iillcatlng Heatty and others , Is In Plttstiuri but is hiding , ihrough fear , 11 is said , tin be will be killed , The otllcials and members of the Honu stead advisory board continue to dononm the poison plea as a scheme to further it Jure them , but that the company hns son revelations which are sensational there little doubt , and under members of the Ca negie firm say that the end Is not yet. The coroner's inquest into Heath of Isai Jury , who , as a non-union employe of tl Carnegie company at Homestead , was su ) wsel to have been poisoned by the strlkei shows that death was thu result alcoholism. LoriBVll.M : , K.V. . De1. l : > . Judge Tom has refused to issue a writ of habeas corp In the case of Hubert Heatty , the allegi Homestead poison conspirator. FiusiinuiT , Ky. , Deo. lil. Deputy Slier Farrell of Allegheny. Pa. , arrived in tli city this afternoon with a requisition f liobert Heatty , the alleged Homestead poi oner , now In jail In l/oulsville , and Govern Brown issued the necessary warrants. Mr ti.tnx.i's .in\ , .Mexican Soldier * Killed and Tlielr Itarrar Ilnriieil , G.vi.vrsroN , Tex. , Dec. ID. The Nov advices from the Mexican bonier Indlca tlut the Oarw outbreak is only Iho ragp end of the revolution. H is doubtful If t conspirators ix-ally contemplate a revolutlc They seem to be bent mostly on plunili Since Gar/u lied , every act of robbery depredation has been attributed to his f lowers. On thu Mexican side , opposite S Ipnaclo , out ) lieutenant and eight men wi killed , The barracks in which these trot were garrisoned was burned over th. . lie.ids , Ml their traps were stolen , inch ing ii largo number of carbines , revolve etc. After thu light thu bandits crossed ihlajule. Moxiwm troops have gone do' from Ntw J-iredo , but no United Stai troops uuvc boon sent out. WORSE PICKLE THAN EVER Politics in France Incoming Moro and More Perplexed and Murky. M. ROUVIER'S ' DRAMATIC RESIGNATION lie AvkmiulcdKrd III * rnlsctimid from dm Trllmiic xluiliy l'o ltlnn of 'I'resldcnt Ciirnot mill UN Cabinet High rlaees In Hunger. tftnj till Jitliid fffinfim Olllff .1 1'AltH , Dec. li ) . ( New York Herald Cable Special to Tin : Hr.i.l : The crisis which 1 predicted in my dispatches of yester day has happened. M. Kouvler , minister of finance , has handed In his resignation , and In a way dramatic enough , at the session of the Chamber. All that he said proves nothing , for what he said was con trary to. fact. He confessed that he bad been at the house of the late Hiron : do licl- nach , and because be was ignoraM of the prosecutions. Hut thu prosecutions had been decided upon In thu ministerial council at which M. Heavier assisted eight days lie- fore the suicide of the Baron de Helnach. M. Clemenceru was upon thu point of speaking in order to explain his own con duct but ho was restrained by his friends. That was a mistake , for an explanation had been expected. Sonic Singular Statement * . I am advised thai the situation of the ministry generally Is shaky. It is inad missible that the other ministers did not know of the conduct of their colleague , the minister of finance- . Moro than that , they have lied from the beginning , since every ono of them has declared from the tribunu that do Heinach was not poisoned , when they knew to the contrary. Should the whole cabinet resign It is impossible to say who will succeed. Nobody wants to take the re sponsibility , The position of President Carnet is also very shaky. It must not ho forgotten that ho also knew all about the poisoning through .tho prefect of police , and that ho knew of the situation In which M. Uouvier was placed from the hitter's own confession. It was his duty to have prevented him taking ofllco in the new government , and from continuing to tell falsehoods , but the difficulty Is greater for the republic than for the president of the council. The eaudi- date having the greatest is M. Henry Bris- son , but he evinces no presidential quality. . - pli'iuilil Clianco I'nr Triiiilil , ' . As 1 have kept the readers of the Herald well informed from day to day of the courst of events since December 2 , they know thai the situation in Franco is bad. The bourgeoisc and the people aVe republican enough , but let us see if wo are going to assist at ai evolution , either reactionary or socialistic. Anti-semitism stands for disorder , and if II believes that its hour was at hand , it would bring about a new scandal greater and more disgusting than any and things would cm' up in the death of .liberty. There is one anti-semite who is jubilant He is M. Drumont , who has for years pasi been denouncing as scandalous the conduct f deputies , llimneiers and ministers. The committee of inquiry will tomorrov lear M. Houvier , M. Constans and M. Clem enceau. The successor of M. Houvier as minister o finance will bo M. Tirard , formerly presidon of the council. The nomination will be inadi ufllcially tomorrow , when the republieai roups will try to reorganize. .l.\co.ris : ST. Cum : . -.irui > iitii : : > TIIKIIC rui.viic : < . Captlvti Kcpiihllran Military Chit-Is at Sin llnrjii Killed. [ Cnpurtulitcil 1KU li\i \ .IIIIHCH ( Jnnlim llcn rtt. \ YAM-AIIAISO , Chili ( via Oalvestoii , Tex. ) Dee. li ! . [ By Mexican Cable to the New Yorl Herald Special to TUB Hue. ] The Her iild's correspondent at Santa Anna telegraph that the residents there are in terror , ex peeling an invasion of the province by fed orals. Harricades have been erected to as slst in the defense. The garrison stationei there hope that aid will bo sent by Colon * ; Portugal of the republican force. Several high military chiefs of the repuli licans who had been Imprisoned in SanHorJa ireparatory to their removal to Porto Alezrn were killed by the guards escorting them t the capitol of the province. It is also sail that many barbarities were practiced on th women and children in San Horja by th soldiers. The IIorald'H correspondent in Montevidei wires that frequent skirmishes between federal oral and republican forces have occurred it Hio Grande do Sul. It is believed that .erious . battle Is Imminent. Hoth sides ar accused of cruelty. The federals are indlp mini at the government of Uruguay for pel milting alleged violations of neutrality i allowing purchases of arms and nmmuniUo in their territory. Secret meetings have been held In Monti video with a view of initiating a rovolutlo against Hemera. It is proposed to force hit to resign If possible. The financial outloo of the republic is brighter. The Herald's correspondent In Huenc Ayres writes that a private navigation con pany lias ordered live steamers of 10,000 ton meaiiurcment each. They will receive stil sidles from the government , and will bo coi structed so as to bo useJ as armed cruiser In case of necessity. Troops hayo been despatched to the froi tier to maintain neutrality of the territoi and prevent refugees from Hio Grande entc Ing. Ing.United United States Consul Harm called r Admiral Costello and other navy chiefs I Valparaiso yesterday. He was recelvi with great courtesy. The Herald's corre pendent at liiil | < | iie wires that in the lawsu against McKcnim relative to the ownersh of mines which an American syndicate pr posed to purchase a decision has been re dered against McKcnim. Ultlili IN < liilMANV. : Conviction nf Ahlwitrdt I'lilU In llrlnj-Co lldi'iii'i' In I ho KflfhstiiK. Himi.iN , Dec. 1 ! ! . ( New York Herald Cab Special to Tan Hii.J : : Hamburger corre pondents say that oflleersof the highest rai had declared H would bo advisable to i turn all I ewe rllles , and goes o ' Wo are perfectly free from politic sympathy with Ahlwardt , but a compelled to take the view that It would 1 well If the high officers were brought fi ward with their reasons. Wo consider tl evidence of the excellence' pf the gnus i which the sentence of Ahlwardt was has was not sufllclent to allay thu doubts t ! case has raised in the minds of army men Caprivl Is doing everything In his jxjwer gain time in hopes of winning over t center party , but everything ixilnts to tl abandonment of the army bill. The socialists are actively organizing view of the dissolution of thu HeiehsU uud declare they are certain of an euormo increase In rbtes. Thciy held n largo meeting hero this icycnlntf. and will have a monster gathering two days hence. It Is reported , that the Hcrlln mag istrates are Instructed'to ' have the voting lists ready foe January 20. If true this points to the conviction in government circles that the dissolution of the Hclchstag is not only Imminent but ncscssary. Great amusement has been caused by the discovery In the ? government printing office of new military regulations beginning with the words : "The new army bill having be come law.1 ( ll\r Over 1'olillld. tf l > irffMrd ISOSIiiiJiiinrx tfurnlmtInnirJf.l. . KOMI : . Dec. in. ( New York Herald Cable Special to Tin : Uiu. ] Within the last few- weeks , as is well known , the relations be tween the Vatican and Hussla , though not grown so close as to warrant belief In the near reunion of the Greek and l < utin churches , have become extremely cordial. The visit of Grand Duke Sorguis was a symptom of this friendliness. I now learn that the peed will of thu Vatican toward the govern ment of the czar has not been confined to words , hut he has found practical expression in a brief to the Polish bishops , in which they are exerted to abandon and discourage all insurrectionary tendencies and submit to the will of Providence , which has made them subjects of the czar. Mn.T/.r.ii. itouviKit i > irr.Mis : IIIMSKI.I/ . iJiicHtloni'il , lln l'.tdnln | IIU Connection ulth Iliirdu do Itrliuieli. PAIIII , Dec. IB. In the Chamber of Depu ties today M. Houvier confirmed the state ment made by M. Clemeiieeau that ho and Haron de Heinacb visited M. Clemenceau on the eve of the baron's death. In his state ment M. ClemeuccaU said M. Houvier had explained to him In the lobby of the Cham ber of Deputies that Haron do Heinaeb was being driven mad by the campaign organ ized by the papers against him , that It was for him a question of life or death , and that the three visited M. Herto induce him to Use his Inllucnce to stop the attacks that were being inade upon Baron de Helnach. M. Her/ informed them that H was not in his power to stop these attacks , and his vis itors left. M. Houvinr. in acknowledging Unit the statement of M. Clemenceau was true , said that ho bad done nothing to reproach him self for. and that his conscience was easy. M. Paul de Houlde , fanner president of the suppressed Patriot league , made a violent attack upon M. Honvier , declaring that he ought to be compelled to appear before the high court to answer charges made against him in connection with his conduct while holding a ministerial position. M. Houvier responded to M. do Houlde , saying that ho was ready to answer in any court any charge thnt'.lmd been or might bo made against him , and'tbatho ' would only re peat what he had said , M. Houvier added that he had visited Baron de Heinach solely from motives of humanity. He declared that a section of the press was taking advantage of the Panama affair to U'row slurs upon all republicans who are in i ver. He would be able to resume his placi ; as a simple deputy and could hold his bead high , with the sense that his honor had noc been sullied. This closed the incident , though it was thought at the time that it migfit lead to serious con sequences , i The lobbies and ( jallc'ries of the chamber were crowded Ihrolip'hYml the sitting , every one expecting a crisis that would result in the overthrow of the government. The resignation of M. Houvier will prob ably result in an extension of official life to the Hibot cabinet. Shortly after M. Houvier's visit to Presi dent Carnet it % yas officially announced that the finance minister's resignation had been accepted , and that M. Tierard , ex-minister of llnance , and at present representing France at the Hrussels monetary conference , bad been appointed to succeed him. / > / : . ! ; .y ir/.v/w. Several I'coplKllleil In a Cyclom , Jfuut Summit , .MNs. SUMMIT , Miss. , Dec. 1 ! ! . A terrible cyclone passed two miles above here at ! ! . ; ) this morning , carrying death and destruction in its p.ith. Thu bouse of Key. Young , a Bap tist minister , was completely demolished am : the occupants were buried in the ruins. Hu- lief parties woi * organi/.ed at once and : t beaivh made for the victims. Mr. Young and his family were rescuci from the ruins of the residence , all danger ously wounded. The following is a list o the killed as far as known : A 0-YRAIt-OM ) DAUCIITKIt of H. A Lowe \V. M. I'MCKKMAN. colored. A COU > IIKI > WOMAN , name unknown. A COLOItKD liAHY , not Identified. The wounded were as follows : S. It. Yorsu , left arm broken and inter nally injured. Mits. S. 11. Yor.xo , seriously injured in ternally. DAniirrai or S. H. Yorxobotir , legs broken Sox OF S. H. Yorso. Mits. S. A. IXJWE , seriously Injured inter nally. Nrnito WOMAN ASI CHILD , seriously in jureiV The cyclone cut a path f00 yards wide carrying everything' near It. I . .urge pirn trees were uprooted and snapped in piece ; like pipe stems. The residence of S , A. Txnvo was completely plotely destroyed and his household effect t were scattered for miles. .1 jn..t.\ittr or .s.voir. KIIIHUH l.xpci'lciicc-i H 'M'vcro Snow Storiu- 1 nilm Delayed , KANSAS Crrv , Mo. , Dec. lil The heavies snowfall of the season covers Kansas today The storm was of short duration , but win extremely severe while It lasted. It begai snowing early In the morning and stoppci before noon. During ithat time , however , depth of from eight inches to a foot wa reached in various parts of the state. Thl morning's railway ti-alus were all on tlmi but tonight trains froiu the west are sched tiled as being from iv half hour to two hour late. The Kansas Central road tied up for greater part of the day , but traftle was re sinned this afternoon. The snow was vor ; heavy and gat hoped Un musses upon tell graph wires , heaving them to the earth i some instances and 'seriously ' interruptln telegraphic comimmiijatlon with the wesl In this city telegraph und telephone wire were broken and mixed themselves up In a : almost hopeless tanjjlo which has not yu been entirely straightened out. ( l.tHH.l''i ' 1UL1 > It.lllHiltS. They Attack und lluni u Mi-xlcuu Ilarrurl. anil Kill I'ortJ'i'X'ii TiMijile. LAUHIIO , Tex. , Dec. 111. This evening force of United .States cavalry , consisting i sixty men , under Uctitumtnt Hediko , wei ordered from Fort Mclntosh bound fi Zapaka county on a scouting expedition o the Hio Gramlu In search of Gar/ bandit Seven deputy marshals will follow the sc diers. Information Is received hero that at tl time of the attack at , San Ignaclo , Captu : Seguero , Lieutenant Arsa and a citizen wet killed while sitting In thecaptaln's quarter The Mexican soldiers , forty-live in mil ber , were called on to surrender. They r fused and wevo burned alive in Iho bull ing. Five bandits were killed and sever wounded. Alleged Itl Siot'x CITV , la. , Dec. IB.- [ Special Tel gram to THE Hm.J p. G. Crosby , corn spondcnt of a sensational Chicago public tlon , was arrested today for extorting mom by threats from D.ivo Hattcnbaeh , a loc jeweler Crosby , It Is alleged , demand * and received ! 5 as thu price of his ullem concerning uu iudUcrctlou of Ilutteubach' ENTERTAINED THEIR CHIEF Grand Island Veterans Welcome National Commander Wcissart and Staff. GRAND ARMY ORGANIZATION DISCUSSED Srvrral Appointment.Mado Slnco tltii Trip \ \ u M t'ndrrliUirti DrlalN of tli Keren. tluu Tendered ( lie DNtlngiiMu-d tlHC'ttit Other Nrliraslm Notes. GUAM ) 1-itANii , Neb. , Doc. IS. [ Special Telegram to Tin : Uri : . ] The Grand Army party arrived In this city this afternoon and was escorted to the hall by the band. The party consisted of National Commander A. G. Weissart of Milwaukee , Department Com mander Dllworth of Hastings , Colonel C..I. Kllssell of Schuyler , Adjutant A. .1. Howen of Lincoln , .1. H. Meapher of Columbus , Col onel Brad P. Cook of Lincoln , Colonel A. ,1. Gulver of Mllford , .lohn Barsby of Fair mont , H. H. Ball of Omaha , Mrs. Tisdale , department president of Woman's Hellef corps , Mr. Tlsdalo and Mrs. Spade of Kear ney. Tonight a grand campllro was held in the hall. Colonel Hussell presided. Mayor Hoyden - don made an address of welcome. Com mander Weissart addressed the audience on the subject of "Grand Army Organization. " Shorter addresses were made by Colonel Hus- sell , Commandant Dllworth , Mrs. Tisdale and H. H. Hall. Commander Wcissarl has made several appointments since he began his trip over the state but no ofllcial an nouncement is given. CONCKItNING I'llUK SII.VHU. Stiltc ( .range Delegates UUeuss the Siihjert nt Length , KIAHSIV : : , Neb. , Dee. lit. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bin : . ] About seventy-live dele gates are in attendance at the State grange which began here today. The following is the personnel of its oftlcers : 0.10. Hall. Paw nee City , worthy master ; .lohn H. Cantlin , Webster , secretary ; S. H. Spilter , Sttikor , treasurer : A. P. .lobe , Tokamah , assistant steward ; L. H. Fletcher , Blairand ll.Jaguo of Craige , executive committee. The meet ing is being held In the city hall , which was appropriately decorated by theciti/ens for the occasion. Among tl ) * decorations is the first plow turned out by the Kearney plow factory , seeds , fruits and flowers arranged in the room. The secretary reports the membership of the state to be 5,000 , confined principally tx > thoeastcrn and southeastern part of the state. At a meeting tonight-resolutions demanding the enactment of a law for the free coinage of silver was introduced and its features were discussed until a late hour. The ma jority of the delegates favor the resolution , although it has not been adopted. The ownership of land by aliens was another matter that demanded attention. The freight rate problem was also discussed in all Its phases , and it was the sentiment of all dele gates that rates should bo reduced. The patrons will hold a business session in the morning , after which a public reception will be given them by the citizens. A ride over the city will be in order in the afternoon. 1)1 * \VOtTI.D-lll2 ASSASSIN. How u Grand Island .Man Nun-only ICseapril Death. GUAND ISLAND. Neb. , Dec. 1J. ! [ Special Telegram to Tin : Bii : : . ] As M. Sherman , a Fourth street groceryman , sat in his private oftlce about 11 o'clock last night , a man with a large handkerchief tied over his face opened the door , at the same time leveling 11 large six shooter at Mr. Sherman's bead and fired , but missed his murk by a few inches Mr. Sherman grabbed a chair and started for his would-be slayer , who ran , pulling the door shut and made bis escape. Tlio police. while not having any direct clew , think it some local party and may bo able to brinp him to justice. _ Aft IT Fist's I'l-nperly. HASTINGS Neb. , Dec. lil. [ Special to Tin Br.n. ) A creditor's bill was tiled yesterdaj to sot aside deeds , with the title II. II Warner it Co. , a copartnership , etc. , plain tiff , against Emanucl Fist , Kebecca Fist , H Oppenbeimer and A. L. Clarke , trustee , de fundants. The petition alleges that in 188' Fist failed in business , and was then pos sessed of some seventy-four lots In variou : parts of town , which a conservative estimati would value at $20,000. In ono way am another this property found Its way into tin possession of the defendants , a good part o it being held by Knianucl Fist's wife , He becca. The petition claims that althougl the defendants may bold a legal title to tin property , that in equity and good conscienci the transfers were fraudulent , and it is stil the property of limanucl Fist and subject t < execution , The plaintiff , the "safe cure' company , holds a judgment againts Fis which was returned unsatisfied. This means a big light and may be re iraiiled as a test case. Mr. Fist gained con siderablu notoriety by bis connection will the Adams county treasurer's ofllco. Whei the deficit of $ , V > ,000 was discovered In tin last administration , Fist , as deputy treasurer urer , was charged with complicity. After ; lengthy trial he was acquitted. lrlnt lug ContrartH \vard ed < LtSCoi.N , Neb. , Dec. 18.- [ Special to Tin Hirj.J : The State Hoard of Printing met thi afternoon to let the contract for printing thi various state reports. The successful bid ders were Pace , Williams , t North , Slat Journal company and Calhoun .t Woodruff all of Lincoln. The reports will be printei as follows : Pace. Williams North , and itor's report. pi.0. i per page ; secretary n state's report SI.UT per page ; state treasurer' report , & ! . ( X ) per page ; commissioner of pul lie lands and buildings , $ | .ilo per page ; si : perlntendent of public- Instruction , $ H.1 ! pe page ; state librarian , Sl.'i'i ; State Hoard c griculture , State Journal company. State Hoard o Transportation , & 1.1S per page ; attorney gei oral , fl.iH ) . Calhoun & Woodruff , report of bureau r industrial statistics nt $1.0-1 per page. The contract for printing the house an senate files was let to Pace , Williams . North , at the rate of 81 cents per page fc lirst ! XI pages and 7 cents per page for add tional coiiies. _ KIIIIKIIH I'lty Vlsllnrit Dotoi-lnlncd , BKATHICI : , Nob. , Dec. lit. [ Special Toll gram to Tun Br.i : . | The Kansas City f'on mercial club consisting of lift jfour repji sentativo business men , arrived hero at o'clock this evening by special train. Tl visitors worn met by n committee of cltii'.ei and the Beatrice club with carriages an were escorted about the city. Following tl ride they were given a ivception and hint at thu Beatrice club rooms und the evenli was very cnjoyably passed. The ICanm City visitors will leave tomorrow at It o'clot for Denver. _ \\lll SottlK an liiiinrtaiit | Oumlliin. ' NioiiiiMtA , Neb. , Dec. ll. ! [ Special Tel gram to TUB BIK. ] Chester Norton , repul lican candidate for representative of tl Twentieth district , served papers on t ! county clerk of Knox county today to apjio : before thu supreme court on the 10th in.it where application will he made for a writ < mandamus , compelling him to issue Nortc his certificate of election as appears on tl returns rejiorted from Boyd county Nortc is entitled to and which the clerk refused grant on the ground that Boyd county do not belong to Knox for legislative purpose rrrarlii-rHlii Sekklon , C'liAWrxinn , Nell. , Dee 1 ! ) . [ Special Tel gram to TUB HUB J The preachers Insi tuto convened hero today. Thu session wl last two duya uud Is uu iutcrcbtlui ; oil The day was devoted to appropriate exer cises. Sermons will be delivered each even- Ing. The following ministers are present and taking an active part : Kev. Mr. Burley - ley , Gordon : llov. Mr. Gamrnen , Husbvllle ; Kev. Mr. Tush , Hay Sprlmrs ; Ko\v Mr. Smith , Whitney ; Kev. Mr. Taylor , Crow Butte ; Kev. Mr. Glasmer. Harrison ; Kev. Mr. Korlck , Chadron ; Kev. Mr. Beck. Craw ford. Presiding IClder Julian Is also pres ent. ent.The weather h threatening this evening. Comity nnU'crn In He Kiitertalncd. Fnr.MONT , Neb. , Doc. 111. [ Special to Tin : Bin : . ] There will be a meeting of the clerks of the district court of the state held here next Thursday. There will tie a nicotine of the shorius of the state held in this city at the same time. It Is expected that there will ho a largo attendance at both meetings. ioir.1 it.ni.ito.il > i.jri\M < ) .v. lies Mitlnco , Northern \ Western to I'.i'iicli n Ni'Held. . Dr.s MoiNr. < la. . Dec. lil.-The prospects for the extension of the DCS Moines , North ern & Western railroad to Webster City and Mason City were never brighter than at present. All agree that an extension of this Hue through this productive portion of the state would be of Inestimable value to farmers and business alike. W. C. W'ilson and a party of Webster City men were in this city today and held a conference with Superintendent Hnbbell and Manager Mar tin relative to the proposed extension. The position of the railroad company is that they stand ready to build the line providing the property owners along the proposed mute vote the customary tax as an inducement for the company to make the enormous outlay of money necessary to carry out such a plan. General ( ! . M. Dodge , accompanied by Gen eral David S. Stanley , a retired capitalist of New York , and Mr. Herman , an eminent business man of the metropolis , arrived in the city yesterday in a special car , and It is supposed the matter was thoroughly can vassed , but the conclusion , if any , was not. made known. General Diidge and party left on a western tour this evening. Struck hy tin , ruM .MitII. H\\vl.ixsi Wyo. , Dec. til. [ Special Tele- pram to Tin : Bin : . ] Km-lncer P. M. Byrnes met with a peculiar accident at 11 o'clock last night at Buttes. He was looking out of his call window as the fast mall rushed past. Thu catcher , or stationary crane , struck him on the right side of the head , nearly tearing off the entire scalp. * / O.NO.VTIJI : ////it. ; Interested Turtles Alleged to llaxn Made Away With un Infant. ViTTbiiriw , Pa. , Dec. II ! . Some four years ago Joseph Guthrie , a civil engineer , died at his home on a farm near Latrope , Pa. , leav ing his property in such a shape that his little infant sou would inherit about ? T > 0,000. A year or more ago the child became ill , and It was subsequently supposed it was lieing slowly poisoned. Great efforts were made to save the little fellow's life. The mother finally took the child to California , lioping thai a change in the climate would restore her child to health , but it was no use , as the little one was doomed , and last week died from the effects of pneumonia and abscess of the stomach. The abscess is supposed to lie the result of the iioison administered. Mrs. Guthrie is on her \vay home from the west with the corpse , which will be brought to this city. When the child first took ill sbu acknowledged that some ono had given him a peculiar liquid to drink , but would not tell who the person was. There will not likely bo any investigation. KUUTII it.iKttT.i H.i.v/f r. ICiiplil City Institution Suspends I'ayiiirnl < ia mi l'nr\i > cctcd Di'iiiand. HAIMII Crrv. S. D. . Dec. lit.Spceial Tele gram to Tin : Hr.n. ] Upon the presentation of a certificate for SiViOO by an eastern de positor today the Black Hills National bank of Itapld City was found short in funds and therefore suspended payment this afternoon. The affairs of the institution are in the hands of Slate Hank Hxamincr Diamond , who arrived this morning to investigate matters. The hank has been embarrassed for some time. Its late reports showed con siderable weakness. The stockholders are sound financially and the probability is that the Institution will resume payment in a few days if not pressed. It is stated by its oftl- cent that depositors will be paid. The capi tal of the bank is 1:25,000. : The deposits , as shown in the last report , were * r > ( ) ,0i ( ) ) . The courbO of action will be decided by the stockholders at their special meeting to morrow. Itrsult 'if mi Imll'.in Spi-iT , GREAT FAI.I.P , Mont. , Dec. lit. News fron Fort Helknap Indian agency is to the off eel that an Asslnaboine Indian named BipMoulli was shot by another buck ; that the lattei fortified himself in a cabin and whci : the agent "vent there fired on him wounding him in the calf of the leg. It was evidently a drunken row and no fears are en tertained of an Indian outbreak. A news paper courier has gone to the scene and is expected back this evening. WAMIIXOIOX , D. C. , Dee. lil.-Indian ofll cials here have received no information a ; to the cause of the recent shooting at For ] Helknap , Mont. A telegram just receive * ! says the Indian police have shot two othei Indians and that the agent received a woum in the leg. lOverythlng is quiet now and IK further trouble Is expected. Consulted \Vllli tlui Itim.l's Olllclals. NBW-YOIIK , Doc. 1 ! ! . Chief Arthur of tin Brotherhood of Locomotive engineers , will Chairman Chllds and members of the engineers gineers grievance committee from the Van dorbllt lines ca.U of Buffalo , had a confer ence with Mr. Buchanan , superintendent emotive motive power of the New York Central rail road today. ClKiintiun Chllds and member of the committee went back to .Mr. Huchan an's olllco , bill when they returned they re fused to say whether or not they have a * . copied the road's proposition. .MotuiiK'iits ol' Orcan At LinuilPassed Franco , for Ne\ York. At Brow Head Parsud-City of No\ York , from Now York. At Copenhagen Arrived Stclnhoff , froi New York. At Boston Arrived Columbian , froi Liverpool. _ _ The Dentil Iffill. CINCINNATI , O. , Doc. lit. lion , Jamr Faran , formerly one of the proprietors of tb Cincinnati F.nquirer , died lust night , aged W NAfiivii.i'K , Tenn. , Dec. lil.Mrs. . Selene 1 Jackson , wife of General . II. Jnrkson , pn prletor of the celebrated Belle Meade farn died today. ir/.m/yc ro HIW.ISTN. Northwest \ \ liiiUiinil railing Tiiiiipiiraliir I'rodlft.id ( or Ni'liraska Tcid.i- . WAhlilM.ro.v. D. C. . Dec. -Forecast fi Wednesday : For Nebraska and Iowa Fall northwest winds ; falling tcmperatmo. Fur the DahoUs-Ucirjrully fair ; win * colder. Local Itetiiud , Ornon or TUB WKVTIIKR Britr.AU , OMAII , Dec. la. Om iha record of temperature an rainfall compared wilh eoiTe > ipondlng day i past four years : 1092. Ife'Jl. 1HOO. IBS Maximum temporal urn : ii ; * & ; < = > Md ; n ; Minimum Icmperauno. Otis ilil ? U74 Avc.ruso tKinpuratiliu. . 3U13 = - 10HJ : Precipitation . Ill .01 .00 .0J ( Statement ohcwing the condition of ton pciMturo and precipitation at Omaha for tl day uud since Maroh 1 , Ib'Ji , as compare with general average : Normal tciniienit'iK ! . 'JH Kxcuhs for thu diiv . -I Deficiency since Mai cli 1 . lull Normal picdpliHiion . Olllnrn Deflclen'-yfor thiMliiy . -O'jlncli IK'llcluncy since March 1 tt.naindi Guoiiaii K. HUNT , Local Forecast OAlulul. DR , BRICCS MAKES ANSWER Many People Listen to His Arguments in His Own Defense. SEVERELY ARRAIGNS THE PROSECUTION lln Declares lli .Method * Adopted liy Ills Arrusers An < lllcRiiliilul DUliiimtralilo- * III * Argument Oneof riuivml Itrll- llaury and lirmlltlitn. Nnv YOIIK , Deo. til.The Brlggs heresy trial was resumed today. The galleries of the old Scotch church \vcro crowded , nnil tlicattcndancoof the brethren forming the court was unusually law. Amonij the Itvonilucnt people In .the galleries \\as Mrs , Cleveland , wfo | ot the president-elect , accompanied hy Kev. Dr. Wilton M. Smith , pastor of the Central church. The largo attendance - tendance was due to the fact that Dr Brlgifs was to answer tlu < charges brought against him by the prosecutlnp committee. Dr. Hripps read from a printed pamphlet. He bewail by calling upon the judieiatory to dismiss all prejudices from their minds anil1 consider the case in the spirit of Christ ami under His Inllucnce. Dr. Bripgs proceeded to consider the points of the prosecuting committee's argument and asserted that the Hue of proseeution adopted by them was illegal and dishonorable. The rulings made by the judtciatory precluded them from the line of argument pursued and showed a contempt of the jiidlciatory. It the latter sustain their own rulings , as they must , then these charges must he thrown out of court. Much of Mr. McCook's argument , said Dr. Hrlgps. was devoted loan exposition of the fourth and seventh charges , which were ruled out by the presbytery , lly thus defy ing the prcsbytfi-y , the prosecution suc ceeded in the scheme of sending to the higherconrthcivafter.au argument in sup port of the truth of the charges. The de fendant argued that no evidence had boon advanced by the prosecuting committee to sustain charges 1. 4. fi and * ' . , and tbcso charges should bo tin-own out. Hilias Not lictractcil. "Mr. Mel took has said that 1 have not re tracted any of the statements made by mo in the inaugural address , " continued Di' , ( Hrigps. "Hut why should I ? When it is shown that 1 have made erroneous state ments , then I will retract , but not before. Tlrcre has been no proof oiVercd yet that I * have- been guilty of heretical teachings ami1 If this were a civil court 1 should stop right hero and ask that thu case be dismissed. But 1 recogiil/.e the fact that this trial Is merely for the purpose of carrying these charges to a higher ecclesiastical tribunal , and so 1 am forced to consider them on their merits.1 \ Dr. Bripps then proceeded to take up suc cessively the charges and spocillcaliims , and to give a categorical response in his argu ment , which was remarkable for its wldo research , profound erudition and close rea soning. Dr. Bripgs lirst called attention to the preliminary principles which regulate all trials for heresy in the Presbyterian church of the United States of America , which , ho said , have been entirely disregarded by the prosecution in its arguments upon the charges and specifications. Presbyterian law requires that the charges -should set forth that certain teachings are in conflict with certain doctrines which are essential to the Westminster standard , and Urn holy scrip tures. As to dangerous errors , not in con flict with necessary articles of the West minster confession , this presbytoryhas not the constitutional right to dual with them. A Double Ittilc of Fall h. "There is. " he said , ' a double standard , a double rule of faith , in the Presbyterian church. Italllrms that the holy scriptures are the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Hut it also declares that the Wcstminstei1 confessional and catechisms constitute tlni official rule of faith in the Presbyterian church. The holy scripture is the infallible text of every statement in the Westminster standard , and no man can be proven guilty of heresy or sin who is not in conflict with the holy scriptures. It must bo shown that the doctrine against which the charge is made is contrar.v to the holy scripture or to the regulations ami practice of the church founded thereon. The Westminster confes sion , the ecclesiastical ride of faith , give un official statement of the doctrines which the Presbyterian church finds in holy scripture. The defendant next considered the system of doctrine. "The Presbyterian church In the United States of America , " ho said , ' Iris never attempted to set forth what are tin1 essential and necessary articles of the Westminster confession , and , thereforethero is room for considerable difference ) of opinion with reference to any doctrine which may bo in debate. Certain historical and oxegenlal principles , however , guide to a hasty de cision in most cases. The Presbyterian church Is a church with a constitution which is a compact between ministers who consti tute the church. It restricts the ministers and the church also , thereby protecting the ministry.1 Other Opportunities for Complaint. "If the inaugural address contains heresy , exactly the same heresy were before the public In my printed lectures three months before the delivery of the address , " con- tinned Dr. Hriggs. "If my inaugural bo beretli ) all these other writings' are still more heretical. You are obliged in law to accept my explanations. You cannot find me guilty , unless you llml that the explana tions I shall give my statements are con trary to essential and necessary articles ot the Westminster confession and holy scrli- tnre. " Dr. TVlggs next considered "the blblcal foundation of Divine authority , " and replied to parts one and two together. Thuso charges were to the effect llml Dr. lirlggH held thai reason and church were fountains of Divine authority. At this point the defendant - fondant slopped his argument , and will re * sumo It alii p. in. tomorrow. iuv. : SMITH srsi'isnii : : > . Hnding" "f 'bo Cliii'linmll I'ri'Mbyltipy In the Ob'hralml llcri'iy dun. * CINCINNATI , O. , Dec. 1 ! ! . The Cincinnati presbytery , by a vote of ill to SiT , as unoffi cially reported , has closed thu mouth 'of ono of Its brithest scholars until auch time as ho filmll agree to renounce his views upon In spiration and cease to touch them. It wan learned from the. debate what degree of punishment was Intend. " ! . Two reports were submitted , line favoring a reprimand and the other suspension. The majority of the committee favored rebuke , but thu de cision was in favor of his suspension. The form of the sentence to be pronounced against K'-v. Dr. Smith is as follows : Dr. Smith is suspended from the ministry of the Presbyterian church until such time as ho shall m.ilto manifest to the satisfaction of thu presbytery bis renunciation of the errors he has been found to hold and his solemn purpi.so no longer to teach or propagate them. The acquitlul on the first charge , and the closeness of the vuto on the other charges and in the sentence , are taken an good reason swhy Prof. Smith should appeal to the Ohio synod and to the general assembly , hue , on the other hand , It Is said , that the known views of the synod are such that an appeal would be vain , except as a utep toward reaching the general as.wjnblv. There Is u deep feollng la the Presbyterian church over the progress and result of the trial. Many see In It the opening wcdi/o lor a divided church. One member of the pres bytery said , after the sontonro had been agreed uponI : cannot foretell the. end of this matter. The good /ml I did not sco fit to endow us with the power to proa * h belief without the usu of our reason , and 1 cannot ) HOO hn the votoof a pmbyUirycan settle Hiuh jiifbtluiui that wo tnuil iluiido by