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2 THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : VVEDNRSDAY , DECEMBER 6 , 1893. FROM OMAHA TO THE GULF Gathering of the North and South Railway Enthusiasts at Topeia. OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO FARMERS of Conntruct Ion "Proposed nmt Provis ion for Securing I'umls SugRoitoil hchool Ulitrlctn to lie Intrrcntcd , TOPEKA , Doc. 5. The adjourned meeting ofthopnlfnnd interstate railroad conven tion which was to have met at Representa tive hall nt 10 o'clock this morning did not materially , but a few enthusi asts were gathered nrouud Presi dent Close nt the governor's ofllco about the hour the convention should have been called to order. Every one present was positive that the noon trains would bring that by afternoon In n larger attendance nnd noon , the convention could bo called to order with several states at least represented. Judge Foster of Marlon , who Is a Kansas delegate to the convention , was the Hrst to call at the executive ofllco to Inquire what time and at what plaeo the convention would niscmblc. No otio seemed to know anything about It , except tint It would be held nt Representative hall when enough delegates pot together to do any business , but the opinion prevailed that a majority of the uolo- gates would not ho In attendance. Ihls morning only one state was represented , Missouri , which sent up n delegate from Kansas City. . . . , , . . The only onicor present Is Vlco President Tolllngcr of Iowa. Only seven delegates had reported up to 10H5 , six of whom wcro from Kansas City. Ton states should bo represented according to the call issued from Lincoln. If enough delegates can bo secured to constitute a convention , ways nnd moans will bo discussed as to construc tion , cost and equipment of the proposed north nnd south road from Omaha to the gulf. gulf.As the noon hour approached the seven delegates filed Into the big Hcnresentativo hall reinforced by Alonzo J. Wardoll of North Dakota , ouo of the enthusiasts who had just arrived. President Close was almoit stared out of countenance by the great array of vacant chairs ns he ranpcd the coinontlon to order. State house of ficials , a janitor or two , and several citizens swelled the audience to twenty-three. J. C. Illbbaid , for a tlmo Senator Pcffcr's private secretary , wns formally chosen secretary. Somn objection was made because he wns not n delegate , but this wns overruled by u pacifying remark from President Close : "This Is everybody's convention , and ollgl- lillltv dons not nnter into It. " "This scheme , " said the chairman , JumpIng - Ing Into the midOlo of the question , and somewhat startled at the echo of his Intro ductory words , "is bound to succeed , it will help the farmers moro than any other thing. AVe can build and rqulp tlio road for tlO.OOO a mile , nnd save in live years in freights enough to cover the total. 1 hnvo received scores of letters from men In this country nnd Europe urging forward tlio enterprise. I have hero loiters from Copenhagen , saying that sev eral ships have boon built by a firm which seeks to co-operato with us ut.d carry the freight from the gulf to the world's foreign markets. This convention is nonpollticnl. Six delegates present nl the opening out of eight were populists , it was called by n re publican governor ; It is a move of the pee ple. " Alonzo J. Wardell spoke enthusiastically in the sumo strain. The convention ad journed till 2 : 0. A number of delegates came In on the noon trains. In the nfternoon the attendance had in creased to about fifty. Among the late ar rivals were four delegates from Nobraskn , ono from Texas and- one from Missouri. Others are looked for on Inter trains. No men of national prominence hnvo appeared. The convention has no llxed order of bus iness. Every delegate who has nny in formation to give is permitted to speak , the object being to hold bacic the business until the Texas trains nrrivo in the expectation tbnt ex-Governor Ireland or ex-Governor Ilubbard will como. H. II Keefor of Kansas City , Mo. , read a long essay on the subject of food production in the west nnd railroad charges. A committee on resolutions was appointed , consisting of U. C. llradsbaw and J. El. "Whetstono of Kansas , C. J. Husscll and E. Sloddnrd of Nebraska , H. A. Reefer nnd H. M. Drake of Missouri , M. II. Kcmpton of Texas and A. Word ell of South Dakota. At < the evening session the committee reported - ported a series of resolutions embrac ing n plan for bulldinir a single track railroad from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The plan provides for n board df eleven provisional directors , ono from each state through which the road is to pass , this board to have full charge of the preliminary work , for which they are to re ceive legitimate oxpencbs nnd fctf per day for services. 1C is made the duty of the board to proceed nt once to receive necessary char ters , procure right of way nnd es tablish a bureau of information. The board Is empowered to build the road nt the lowest posslblo cost , the ownership to routlnuo in the hands of the directors as trustees and under no circnm- btances to bo transferred to a corpnrat lou or n private Individual , but it is provided that the government ipny at nny tlmo purchnu the road at nctual coil. Money is to bo pro vided by popular issue of construction bonds innmountnof ft each nnd multiples thereof , up to $1,000 , the bonds to run forty years at 5 per cent interest. They nro tirst to bo offered to the school funds of the several states In terested , nnd If not disjmsed of in thnt way P they are to bo sold In open mnrkci to the If- best possible ndvantace. The plan also pro- - > 'idos that upon completion of the road only such freight uiiJ passenger tariffs shall bo charged ns will pay the actual expenses of operation mid interest. In addition to thu n.aln line the scheme inwidus for lateral lines iix | > n the sanio 0011- dllions wherever a reasonable nnd general ill1 mil ml exists. The delegates discussed the report of tha ronunltteu for some time , the discussion llnnlly drifting into n general denunciation of railroad corporations , legislatures and NOTICE. The first spries coupons will he run all of this weak , so as to enable those subscribers who were not able to seuro the full .set last week , to K.-CUIV the lirst portfolio. Those subscribers who li.tvo brought or But in the six coupons published laat we-jk will not nuvil to cut thosj of this week. N : xt Mon Jay wi ha- Kin publishing series two and each Hirics from Unit time on will bj printed only for ono w ek , making every coupon necessary to secnrj portfolio No. 2 and all others fol lowing. SERIES ONE DECEMBER 0. 1893" . TH El JB R El COUPON. World's Fair Art Portfolio. To bccuro this superb souvenir send or lirlnp six coupons of ihU scries hearing different dates with 10 cents In coin to PORTFOLIO DEPT , , Bee Office , Omaha. courts. The further consideration of the re port wns deferred until tomorrow morning. MACLEOD ANSWBR3 ACCUSERS. DenlcK Mont of thn Charge ! nnd Admits The Mnclcod investigating committee of the Board of Education hold n short meet ing last nlaht. Mncleod was represented hy A , 8. Churchill , and the new attorney for the board contended with him on legal technical ities. The charges ng.ilnst Mnclood were rend and ho had prepared nn answer ; ni follows : lie dented purchasing nny building ma terial without the authority of tne board , but admitted certain irregularities. Ho admitted thnt ho had not kept n com- nlcto record of nil the transactions of his oitlcc. but alleged thnt ho did keep nn no cur.ito necount of the money paid to nil the help ho employed. Ho denied nil the specifications nnd uharge.1 ns mndo in article 111 of the charges as publlihcd. He denied over receiving nny communica tion from the board regarding his notions nnd dented the right of nny committee to limit hlv notions , ns stated in the ncuuslng spccitlcntlons. Ho denied selling nny stona without the authority of the board , but admits that ho sold throe stoves ana some desks , the pro ceeds of which sales ho turned over to the board. The sales wcro made under the di rection of n committee from the board. Ho denied onch nnd every charge con tained In specifications 0 , 7 nnd 8. Ho admitted thnt lie employed ono Onr- rahty ns n common laborer , but * ays that ho never vlolnted any rules of the board In doing so. Ho denied thnt ho over made any charges ngnlnst Mntt Unhlrn without just cause. Ho claims to hnvo nctcd honestly In all his trnnsnctlons , nnd to hnvo worked for the best interests of tha school board , The bonrd discussed the best method of taking ovldcnco nnd adjourned until Friday evening. _ _ TWO HOUSES BURNED. Severn ! I.lttlo Itlnxpn Keep Firemen an tlio linn. The dro department was culled out for the fifth tlmo yesterday about 0:39 : p. m. A two-story barn , situated In the renr of 121U Chicago street , was found to bo In flames. Thu building , a frame structure , was totally consumed nnd with it two horses nnd a quantity of hay belonging to L. Levy. An adjoining small frnmo dwelling wns slightly scorched. The los * on the barn , which was owned hy Mrs. U. L. Lucas , Is estimated at $150 , and on the nntumls nnd contents at the sumo sum , nil covered by insurance. Another alarm was turned in about the same lima from the Exposition building , ' Some person noticed steam escaping through thu roof and notified the department. It proved to bo nothing moro than escaping nt.nniii. .Earllor in the evening a flro originated through the overturning of n lamp nt 710 North Fifteenth street , in n frame cottage occupied by M. tillligan. The flro was cx- tlnsruishcd after doing damage to the extent of $ i" > to thn furniture. About 0 o'clock the floor of a house on Thirty-ninth street between Pnrnam nnd Douglns cnught tire from coals falling from a stovo. No damngo resulted. A Drolccu Los : . James Pinkcrton , an 18-\-oar-old paper carrier , mot with a coasting accident on Twenty-second street last night in which one of his legs was broken. Dr. Davis was called and reduced the fracture. L. P. Kraus of Beatrice is a city .visitor. J. B. Hasan of Sidney is a guest in the - city. city.F. F. G. Wilson of Denver is at the Bruns wick. ' J. B. Van Morchcad of Albion , ftcb. , is In town. town.W. W. Li. Fall-brother camn up from Lincoln yesterday. " " A. D. Sears of Grand Island Is stooping at the Murray. Ilobort Yates of Yankton is registered at the Paxton. , v H. C. Peters of West Point , No ? ) . , is visit ing in the city. JB O. W. Van Cott loft for Chicago last evening - ing on business. ' , < . N. S. Hnrding of Nebraska City is in the city on business. ' C. L. Broekrueycr of Minneapolis is an arrival at the Ucllono. Thomas Stark , n prominent stockman of Rainnh , Colo. , Is in the city. Marshal 1C Sherwood nnd wife of Chicago nro among the arrivals at the Murray. W. II. Colcmnn of Indianapolis , Ind.-is autographed on the Paxton register. John 13. Carson of Geneva , Nub. , is making the Millard hotel his headquarters while in the city. Charles J. Francis , who halls from it tovrn called Crazy Woman , Wyo. , Is u guest at the Colotmdc. J. S. Halfleld , state president of the American Protestvo ! association , Is at the Merchants. J. C. Irwln , Alexander Stewart and F. II. Laupley of North Platte nro registered at the Merchants. J. O. Tate of Hastings , a prominent mem ber of the Ancient Order of'United Work men , is nt the Millard. L. C. Srooncr. E. H. Gary , A. L. Upton , G. U Kleo , G. D. Hogan and J. J. Tobs con stitute tin eminent legal nnd commercial ar ray of Chicagoans at the Millard. Among the well known commercial pil grims In the city yesterday were l'f , Gooruor of St. Louis. M. Stratum , jr. . of Now York , Gporj40 D. HendricU of Cincinnati and II. A. Anderson of Boston. Mrs. George A. Bennett loft for Beatrice yesterday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Citrley , who during her Ufa was a member of the grand lodge of the Daughters of Ho- bokah , of whleh for a number of years Mrs. Bennett has been the grand president , Mrs. Mtittlo Blaekwoll of Muscatlne , la. , has removed to Omaha , and will make her future homo in this city. She nnd her son , Mr , Warren JJlackwcll , the real estate man , nro nt present living nt ! fJ03 Woolworth avenue , but are building a liandsomo homo onmmin street near Thirty-sixth street. tliostatonrrlvals at local hotels yes terday wcro the following : George J. Spnhn of Superior , M. C. Braluerd , \Veb-Ucr. . E. 11. Hord. F. L. Harris , W. U Fairbrotnor , John D. Flintgor , It. L. Stewart of Lincoln , J. O. Irvine , W. H. Johnson. Alex Stewart , J. II. Lanploy of North Platte , W. M. Wor- ley. D. A. Lewis. S. V. Morotuud of Albion , J. V. Coupal of Blair , E. M. T. Lellang of Lexington , N. S. Harding of Nebraska City , H , Chambcilaiu and K. W. Oliver of Koarney. John C. Sprocket of Schuyler , G. H. Spearman of McCook , J. C. Crawford of West Point , C. H. Sloan. F. Doristhropo nnd J. U. Carson of Geneva , P , I ) . Dorrey , W. H. Haven nnd J. C. Clolnnd of Fremont , A. II. Gould of Ash land. D. C. Hudson of Pnplllion , E. P. Mum- ford of Beatrice , P. H , Juss > n of Falls City , E. P. Mover of Oifalalla und Samuel Chapman - man of PlatUmoulh , At the Morwr : E. K. Doming , W. L. Paul , Lincoln ; J. B. Buslinell , Minneapolis : J. W , Snank. A. Hlddol , G. W. Handall. H. O. Straight , city : Ed G. N. Trosiss , H. D. Ki'lly , CnlcaRo ; N , McDonald. H. L. Caun , Gus Moser , Dr. A. S , Kranzshoc , St. Louis ; It M. Dohavnlado. Denver ; S. S. English and wife , Ei lo , Neb. ; W. L. Welsh , Coun cil Bluffs. NBW YORK , Doc , 5. [ Special Telegram to THIS Ben. ] Omaha : Mrs. II. T. Loinlst , Albcmarle ; If. H. Clark , J. A. Munron. G. F. MncDonnld , Windsor ; J. M. Kenney , Broad way Control. Kearney , Neb , : It. Gamble , Westminster , I.UU.ll. Charles Cumlng and Lewis Slobodlnlsky wcro lined * 1UO each yesterday for violating the Slocomb liquor la , Edgar Howard , editor of the Papilllon Times , has been Indicted by the federal grand jury for Bonding obscene litcraturo through the malls , the objectionable mutter having been Inserted iu his paper. Charles Howard , for pollt larceny , Vaughn Huzen. for larceny from the person , and James Smith , for burglary , were arraigned in the | HUco court yesterday afternoon. They pleaded not guilty and their trials were sol for today. RESULT OF MISMANAGEMENT Receiver Appointed for the Chicago Trust and Savings Bank , PRESIDENT TOLMAN'S ' CLAIMS DISPUTED Capital Stock Doubled liut No Now .Money rnld In Knnnns City Unpltnllili Charged with Orttnd Ijirceny. CniCAOo , Deo. 5. William M. Robertson wns appointed receiver for the Chicago Trust and Savings bank this afternoon. This action wns the outcome of a regular meeting of the board of directors held today. The directors passed n resolution that Tolman , the president , had mismanaged the affairs of the bank and converted largo sums of monuy belonging totho bank by transferring largo amounts of commercial paper that were uncollootablo and using the money of the hank to further his Individual interests. In 18ST the capital stock was Increased from * r , QDO to $230,000. fully paid up. The bill states that In 183B the capital stock wns in creased to $500,000 , but that no now capital was paid In , each ot the stockholders being glvon a double amount of stock. Several months ago the stockholders decided to quit business and divide tno stock among themselves In contormtty with this business was stopped nnd for several months the bank has been paying off its depositors. The bill then sols forth thnt President Tolmnn has informed the directors that ho is an unpaid depositor of the bank to the amount of $175,001 ; that his brother , S. A. Tolman , U nn unpaid depositor also to the amount of $25,000 ; that there is about $20,000 owing to savings depositors anil that the entire assets consist of n llttlo over $000,000. The amount Mr. Tolman Is cred ited with consists ot notes and bills receiv able , a largo amount of wlilch is past duo and uncolleotablc. and it is doubtful if the stockholders will receive anything whan the business Is settled up. The directors , claim thnt Tolman has grossly mismanaged the concern and that there is no money duo him. OUAKGUn WITH OK AND I\UCENV. > Ullloori oT the Contliiontiil Trust Company Arrested at KIIIIIUH City. KAX3A3 Cur , Jeo. ) 5. Warrants for the arrest of George S. Toulmln , president of the suspended Continental Trust company , and Horace S. Linn , vice president and treasurer of the same institution , were is sued this afternoon on complaint of County Prosecutor Maroy K. Brown. They are charged witn tne crime ot grand larceny by receiving n deposit of $788 while they know that their company wns In an insolvent con dition. The appraisement of the bank's assets show that tno chief debtors of the bank at the time of its failure were Directors Linn , Toulmin and Hoffman/-- Their indebtedness , ns evidenced by their notes , amounted to al most the full amount of the deposits , which were about ? 115,000. SInce the assignment both Toulmln nnd Linn have deeded prop erty to Assignee Young as further security of their dobts. Iho property turned in bv Toulmln is said to bo heavily incumborcd. and that turned In by Linn Is stated to bo of small value. Tiio appraisers were John W. Byors and James II. Chandler. Their appraisement is somewhat surprising In view of the fact that depositors have received only 8 per cent of their deposits. It places a total valuation on tne assets of $115,820.20. The notes , among which. are Toulmln's , Unn's nnd Hoffman's are appraised at 309,734.90. overdrafts at $5.473.41 , real estate coupons at1 $3,007 , chocKS , drafts and currency at $ ' ! ,604.0G. stocks at fci.flOO arid furniture and fixtures in the Massachusetts building at $1,471.51. Mortcnge Company J KANSAS Crrr , Deo. 5. H , M. Boardsloy , attorney for the receivers of the Jarvis- Conklin Mortgage Tr-ist company , says tno reorganization committee of the company Is nearly completed. The committed will con sist of seven members , four from the United States and three from Great Britain. PIvo have been chosen and the other two will bo selected probably this week. Those/already named are : It. L. Austin , president of the Independence National bank of Phila delphia ; A. C. Barstow , president of the Mechanics Savings bank of Providence , R. L ; Samuel M. Jarvis of Now York , J , Arthur Binns. official receiver in bank ruptcy , Bradford , England , und McLean Brodle , chartered accountant , Glasgow , Scotland. The accountant firm of Barrow , Wade- , Gut tine & Co. of Now York has been going over the books. The accounts have all been found regular and no misrepresentations nor falsifications have been made. l'riiluro Cnufttnl by Kmbezrlemont. NEW YoitK , Dec. D. N. J. Scliloss & Co , , manufacturers of and dcalors in clothing , have assigned in favor of Simon Wolf , with preferences to a largo number of creditors. The liabilities are said to bo over .500,000 , with assets considerably below that amount. The firm's bookkeeper , J. H. Louis , is in custody , charged with einbuwlemont. Louis has been in the employ of llio firm for eigh teen years. He received a large salary , in addition to a portion of the lirm's profits. An examination of his books was Uu un this afternoon , but no statement has been glvon out yet. It is claimed his boolcs.will show a shortage of over $70.000. lint .spi-iimn Hunk Clotoil. HOT Si'iti.s'03 , S. D. , Dec. n. [ Special Tclo- gram to Tun Bcu.l Cieditors of the Mimic- kahtniStato baiik have askoil that a receiver bo appointed for that Institution , and Its doors have boon closed. President Englesby states that the assets are ample to cover Ha- bllllUs , but refuses to give out any figures of Its condition , A receiver will be appointed tomorrow. MEL1.O IB RINGLEADER. IIUIiup Ntnr man' Vlow of the Trouble * In llrnzli. An audience of BOO nt the First Methodist uhurch last evening heard Bishop Newman deliver a lecture on ' 'South America. Mayor Bom is presided. After speaking of the wonderful resources of the southern continent , Its climutlo advantages nnd its commercial possibilities , the bishrfp referred to the present revolution in Brazil. Ho said thnt Mnrtlncz , who makes his headquarters at Rio Granda do Sul , wns really the central llguro , Mello nnd other loaders wore merely tools In his hands. Martinez ho rognrded as the prime mover in a colossal conspiracy that hud been formed for the purpose of over throwing Iho existing government of Brazil nnd substituting n government simitar to the ouu now oxistin ? in England. Martinez wanted a King and parliament shaped on this plan. Bishop Nowmnn said that Martinez bore a striking resemblance to Charles Sumner and was a brainy man who would eventually succeed in his dcslcns. The speaker then praised Pat Eg-ansaylng tlmt ho was a splendid diplomat and the right man in the right place at the right time. He also spoke in comuionnable terms of oil ox-President Harrison's appointees to positions in South American capitals. The bishop said with emphasis that England was seeking to control the financial policy of South America , but would , never control or dictate the finances of America. After the lecture Bishop Newman was en tertained bj Mr. Paul at the Paxtou. Thu bishop will leave for Mncon , Ma , today. Af tor delivering a lecture at that plr.ce he will proceed to Scrauton , Pa. , whore ho will dedicate n church. Too Kouuli lor the ilnrblolieuit. NEW LONDON , Conn. , Doc. 5. There is little probability the Marbleheivd'a trial will take place tomorrow , the fierce storm of snow and wind romovine all chances of getting the course ready. They \Vndt H Tarty Ually. A people's party mooting , at which Mr. J. O. Monulnger presided , nnd under th nusptcos of the Indnftml league , wns held nt Knights of I ahArhall last night. Messrs. T. C. KoitttfJD. O. Denver and H. M. Tlohenor made speeches surveying the condition of the p'arty nnd declaring thnt the greatest need pfljiliu organization ju t now Is n dally paper , it wns stated thnt one could ho established nnd maintained In Omahn with A capital , of from $10,000 to $20,000 , nnd It wassurgfcstod that the Popu list bo taken off Mh'Brewator's hands , who wns willing to sell out. Those willing to help tha ontorprlsp were Invited to tnko shares of (10 onch in n company to bo formed , but the nppoal .wns without results , SENATE DISUSES HAWAII fcoxriNunn rnosi rmsr TAOE. ] the committee to take up the tariff question immediately. . It hns been supposed the question 'would bo allowed to rest In this stnto until the Wilson bill should bo pnsscd by the house of representatives nnd re ported to the senate in the regular order of business. Mr. Voorhoes , ns chairman of the com- mlttco of the meeting today , brought up the subject and gave it as his opinion the condi tion ot the buslnois interests of tnn country is such that the committee should use all expedition possible in the consideration of the question , so as to bo able to report to the senate on the bill at the earliest possi ble day nftor the bill comes over , to the end it may bo soon reported and passed upon by the sonata at the earliest practicable tlmo. Ho suggests that , with tno vlow of accom plishing this purpose , the members of the majority of the committee should begin at once to hold dally meetings. There was no opposition to this course , It Is understood the republican members coincided In the idea that it would lie best to have the bill reported as soon ns It can bo without passing lightly over any of the mat ters. IMnns to Mnkn Up the 8GOOOOOOO Deficit. The decision of the ways nnd means com- mlttcc not to take up the tariff bill till Mon day loaves the time for Its being reported to the house In great doubt. When the com mittee ttiltcs it up next Monday there will bo a general discussion , and the republicans may oocldo to offer amendments. The dem ocrats of the committee have boon consult ing , and , while no agreement has been * reached , there scorns to bo n tacit under standing thnt the bill , oven If reported before - fore the holidays , will not now bo called up for consideration until after the holiday re cess. cess.Tho committee has made comparisons and estimates which show the deficiencies created by the Wilson bill will bo about JGO.000,000 a year. This Is in addition to the deficiency now oxlstlntr. but the estimates are that the differences in the revenue under the now bill will be $00,000,000 , nnd it Is to make up this amount the committee will direct itself In the preparation of increases of internal revenue taxes. Between now nnd next Monday the majority members of the committee will prepare a measure for making up the dotlcit. I'etrulenm on Iho Frco last. Mr. Dnlzotl of Pennsylvania , a member of the committee , raised n point today which will bo considered by the committee. The ' now bill puts'petroleum on the free list. The present law doos.not include petroleum , but it is classed as , distilled oil. Mr. MoMillin says it was the intention of the committee to plale'o petroleum on the free list. Mr. Dalzoll says If tnts is done it will break every oil mnniin.his state. TurlfT Itntvn with. Mexico. St. Louis is moving upon congress for a readjustment of tho'tariff rates between this co'untry und Moxico'/ns evidenced by peti tions presented In the senate today by Sena tor Vent. One comds from the Merchtftifs Exchange nnd the othee'ifrom the Spanish club of St. Louis , and sots forth that the present government of 'Mexico ' is friendly disposed toward tho' United States and urges the ImDortance'of'tvecIprocai ' trade re lations. They ask thntuariff rates bo so modified as to permit' ' this , and if it cnnnot be done , a commission1 bo appointed on the part of the United I'Stn'tes to deal with a similar committee ori-tlio subject. SenatorCullom 'introduced today n'bill providing that the facilities to bo afforded by one railroad to another shall include the duo and reasonable receiving , .forwarding nnd delivery of freiaht truffle at through rates and providing the regulations under which this provision shnll'be enforced. Stuto Manic Tax. Tuo banking and currency committee had ' qulto a spirited meeting'today. . During the discussion it developed that there was con- slder'aolc disappointment among those fav oring the repeal of the state bank tax because - cause the president said nothing on the subject in his message. Mr. Johnson is re ported ns having said there was nothing fur ther for this committee to do and thought it might as well look up nnd go homo. Never theless , the committee decided to ga on with the consideration of sorno bill for repealing the tax and will meet Friday for that pur pose. Chairman Springer said this afternoon that It is doubtful if a state bank bill will bo reported. Items of Iiitoreit nt the Capitol. Commodore Stanton , who wns relieved from Iho command of the naval forces at Rio on account ot saluting Mello's flagls in the city and had a conference with Secre tary Herbert during the afternoon. Ho politely refused to bo Interviewed. The vice president today laid before the senate a communication from A. B , Wlllinms , chairman of the Utnli commission , detailing the proceedings by which the Industrial Christian homo was transferred to that commission by the board of management. The comroissibn now recommends it to bo used for federal oftlces. Bids wcro opened today for supplying 10,000 pounds of smokeless powder. The only western bidder wns Bernard Peyton , Snnta Cruz , Cal. . nt $1,25 per pound. The lowest bidder was tbo Leonard Smokeless Powder company , Now York City , at 8 cents per pound. Delegate Rawlins of Utah has Introduced n bill to extend the tlmo of making proof on desert lands for five years. The expend ituro of $1 per acre on the land for the year 1801 is also suspended. The Illinois delegation in congress mot to day to arrange for the unveiling of the Shields statue , which takes place tomorrow nftornoon in Statuary hnll. Both houses of congress will probably take part In the cere monies. Mr. Bland of Missouri today introduced anew now free coinage bill. It repeals thnt part of the net of 187 ! ) which prevents the coin- ngo of silver dollars nnd re-enacts the law of 18H7 providing for the coinage of silver dollars of 41-K grains. H is understood that Mr. Bland will call the committee' on colnngo , weights nnd measures together nt nu early day to con sider a silver bill , and , ho expects an absolute free coinage bill \vjlj bo reported to the house. , , Mr. Catchlngs of Mississippi introduced a bill by request cont'nlnliig eight long sec tions which would entirely regulate the cur rency , but which will iwobably not bo con sidered by the houaein v J At the Flfteoutn Jitrecjt theater last oven- ins ' -Tlio Crust of Society" was presented tea a much larger and lounji than on the previous evening. The company presenting this piny is ono of the very bcstn that has ever been seen In this city at.-nnyJthoatcr , nnd as the quality of the entorUityiiont furnished becomes - comes better known , tha audiences will undoubtedly iobq 0 vpry much Increased - creased in slzp. ujCommondiiK to morrow evening niuVforthe / balance of the week Miss KUta Pro&vU } ! ' Otis will enact thu role of Mrs. Eastlako Chapel , and Miss /.eQio Tilbury will appear us Mrs. Erncstlna ICcho. The dresses worn by thu ladles are marvels even In this era of extravagant staie costuming and are among the finest over seen on the stage in this city. Uuai AlulCtiiie' * Cain Ouutliue I. UKW YOKE , Doc. , 5. The coses against Johuy McICuuo and others , charged wlvh in- tlmldatlon of voters and contempt of court on election day otOravcsond , were continued today , the defense suUmlttlns testimony to the effect that the injunction Issued by Justice Barnard restraining them from in terference at tlio polls had not boon served upon tuniu. und that thaso that tlioy had re fused admission to Iho polls were acting in a disordurly mauuer. Justice Barnard adjourned the hearing until Thursday morning , to give tbo dufena. ) tlmo to prepare aOldavlts against the now matter set up In the affidavits read by Mr. SheparJ. PREPARING FOR THE FIGHT Jacksonville Getting Heady to Entertain Tom and Charles in Proper Stylo. SUPPLEMENTING THE MARQUIS1 RULES City Council I'nsupi nn Oriltnnnco Itogulnt * lup Uloro Contents nnd I'mncrlblng ilia Condition ! tor Carrying on the Mnnly Sport , JACKSONVILLE , Fin. , Dec. 5. This evening the city council mot and nn ordinance per mitting glove contests passed Its second reading , only ono councilman opposing It. The ordinance provides that contestants will have to use llvc-ounco gloves , nnd contests shall bo tinder the supervision of the chief of police. No limit is plncod on the number of rounds , Promoters of the contests nro re quired to pay the city 123 as license ; penalty for violation of Iho ordinance Is $200 lino. Delaney and MeVoy , who will train Cor- bott fur his coming fight with Mitchell , accompanied by n party of local sports , wont down to Mnyport , at the mouth of St. Johns river , toJny to see whnt advantages that point possessed for training quarters. They returned tonight to this city and expressed themselves ns highly pleased with Mnyport. They tlilnic thnt it would make nn Ideal training place. Before deciding , however , they will vis It St. Augustlno nnd Ormonde. TflLr. MKKT T11K IUUTJHHKU8. I'hllauelpliln Cricketer * to Piny the Crack Amateur Toanu of liUKlnnd. LONPOX , Doc. 5. At n largely attended meeting of the secretaries of the county rrlckot clubs nt Lord's cricket ground Sec retary Alcock , who presided , said tlmt the Philadelphia team of gentlemen players pro pose to visit England in 1S94. Mr. Alcock added that the playing of the Phila delphia cricketers wai well and most favorably known , that they would pay their own expenses and that they did not want n share of the gate money. Eleven matches were proposed for the Phlladelphians , including meetings with the Oxford University , Cambrldgo Univer sity , Gentlemen of England , Gentlemen of Ireland and Gentlemen of Scotland elevens. Salu of TliurauchbroiU. LRXI.XOTON , Doc. 5. This was the opening day of the Woodnrd & Shnnklin sale of thor oughbreds and the sixty-five horses sold brought $29,250. The following are some of the sales : Alvu , b. c. , by Hindoo , dnm Alpcna , by King Alfonso , T. W. Coulter. 11,600. Alonzo , b. g. , 2 , by 1'ouso. dnm Falorno , by Longfellow. O V. Sellers , city. S1.12Q. Irlsli Chief , b.c. , by Latigfollow. dnm Bny- lioo , by Imp. Illllct , Ed Corrlgun , Chicago , 83.370. 0. A. Hosa , br. f. , 3. by Trcmont , dnm I/Avn , by Imp. Australian , Vltz llugbvs , Chicago , $3.550. Otnnnr , b. f. . by Onnndaga , dam Miss High , Ed Corrlgan , M.H25. Hompur Ilex , eh. c , , by I-ola P , dam La. Plilldo , by Kollowcrnft , U. H. Oulbcrtson , St. Paul , Minn. . 81.200. Sister Anita , cli. f. , 2 , by llliclmnan , dam lluttorlly. by Drmnblo. C. R. Juynes , $1.1)00. Day colt by Imp. Deceiver , dam EUpit , by Warwick , C. btl-iuiss , Lexington , $1,025. rut uir tin ! AH * CHICAGO , Dec. 5. The board of directors of the American Trotting association met here today. The celebrated case , growing out of the free-for-all trot at Washington park , which Alix won , and la which Pixloy was given second money , was continued until the meeting in May , 1894. Ahnlf dozen- charges of crookedness have been mado. in regard to this race , ono of thorn being that Curry , the drlverof-Alix ; was offered $2,500 to drop the fifth heat. Dickorson , the driver of Pixloy , is charged with having deliber ately fouled Alix In the fifth heat , after .Curry had declined to pull Alix up. Walker , who drove Ryland T. is also accused of ( oul driving with the dcslro to cause Alix to lose the race. Several cases of minor importance were disposed of. Something Wrong \ rltU'o Tumbled. MEMPHIS , Doc. 5. George Hankins , the horseman , arrived from Chicago yesterday , accompanied by Veterinary Surgeon J. A. Boveat , who proceeded to make an examina tion of Yo Tamblcu. The result wns com municated to Mr. Hankins , who , when ques tioned , said tno report was such as to decide him not to buy the norse at the price asked , $18000. Further Inquiry developed that there was something about the horse's loft knee and hip iv Inch Mr. Hankins did not like , but when questioned ho refused to say more than that ho did not feel warranted in pay ing HO much as $13,001) ) for the animal. Very Complete Knockout. CnAiiusTOX . Va. , Dec. fi. Johnny Flyon of Chicago nnd Charllo Johnson of St. Paul fought n bloody seven-round battle fern n purse of $000 before a strictly select party at an early hour this morning. In the first two rounds Flynn had decidedly the best of It , but from that on Johnson jioundod him severely , scoring four clean knockdowns and tlnully putting his antagonist so thoroughly to sleep that he did not como to for nearly ten minutes , and the promoters of the fight thought they had a corpse on their hands. Tbo men weighed in at 14i ! pounds. Siilni ; lor htaku Money. TKHIIB HAUTE , Doc. G. The owners of Lady Ilobort , who won first money , $10,000 , , in tno 4-year-old $23,000 stake at the August meeting , brought suit today for the money. A protest was offered at the tlmo that Lady liobert was 1 years old und not eligible and the Agricultural society later decided to refuse payment. The owner of Break o' Day , who won second money , also sued today , as pay ment was refused because of alleged Im proper entry. Tliu case will bo fought out before the National Tiottlne association and also In the courts. Wmit tbo I'mlit In Franco. LONPOK , Dec , 5. The Sortsman'a corre spondent at Paris says a numbnr of French sporting men huvo subscribed 1,000 , as , nn Inducement to Mitchell nnd Corbott to como to Franco nnd box cither In Paris or Nice .In the month of Januarys The correspondent adds that representatives of the boxers are on their way to Now York to arrange do- tails. May CliulleiiKO thn Cup LOJIPOK , Doc. 5. A rumor was publlshoc that the Uoyal Irish Yacht club had dc elded to challongn for the America's GUI' ) . Inquiry was made at Dublin , but nothing could bo learned there concerning it. I.oft to n Kubcoinmlltee. A meeting of n Joint committee from the Board of Education and from the Baara of Health was held yctterday afternoon to dls cuss the Sineail H.vstum of closets and venti lation in the Kullom school. The matter was dUcusse.il in all Its general ities and upon motion of President Powell of the Board of Education n &ul > coiiimltteo consisting of Dr. Sewers , Mr. > Uosowulcr Mr , Tilly. Dr. Mllroy and Mr. Turner was nppolnted to maUo n thorough investigation of the sanitary condition of the school , und to ma Ice u report to the joint committee in the neur future. The members of the school board opposed any movement toward changing tha closet system , nt pres ent , ut least , while the health com missioner und irombors of the Board of HcuUUuontondodihal the uysUim was detri mental to the health or the school children , Hilltop l > uynn' Funeral. Dec. C. Funeral services were held hero today over the remains of the lute Bul.op Daulul A. Pay no of tbo African Methodist Episcopal church. Tha body lay in slate yesterday , and thousands of colored citizens of Baltimore viewed It. The remains were interred in Laurel cemetery , ItruUl Itobbcr * t > * iit iiavU. PiTTUiiauo , Deo. B. Thu five masked rob bers who brutally tortured and robbed old Mrs. Logan at Coroapolls , Pu. , a few weeks ngo , pi en dcd guilty when brought into court odnynnd were seitcnced totho petition- Inry , the combined sentences nggrcgntliur Ifty-nlno years. The young men wcro well mown , hold responsible positions and pre viously bore good reputations. It has been earned nmce. however , that they were on- ragrd In numerous other mysterious robber- cs in western Pennsylvania last summer. intiin TO iniRCK .i.v JKXI-KBAS , Onatnrclly Uork ot Train llnbbcm on the I'cnimylvnnln Ilnllroail. PiTwnuno , Dec. B. It was learned todny hat tin attempt was made nt South Fork , a. , on the Pennsylvania railway nn Sunday night to wreck the Cincinnati ind St. Louis express. The switch ock had been broken and the switch thrown open , but fortunately It was dls covered by a track walker ten minutes be- 'ore the tr.iln was duo. The motlvo of the fiendish crime Is not known , but U was irobablvrohbory. The railroad authorities nro limiting n thorough mvosllg.Ulon nnd lothlngwlil bo left undone to bring the guilty parties to Justice. Imbnr Union ! in .Srntlnn. CISCIXXVTI , Deo. 5. The sixth nnnunlcon volition of of the Journeymen Harbors Nn- tlonnl union began Its sessions hero todny with 150 delegates present. The barbers union now hns n membership of 7,000. The ; pprentlcoquo tlon nnd the discouraging of > -ccnt shops are questions to ho considered , CiticAQO , Deo. 5. Delegates to Iho Inter national Mechanics Union mot nt the Hotel Morgan today. August Woldlntrer of union No. ' . ' , Now York City , presided. Discussion sf the organization's financial status was led t > y Secretary Willlnni Morse of Brooklyn union No. a. During the afternoon commit tees on credentials nnd other matters were appointed. Arrott of Tblovui. BnA7.ii , , Ind. , Dec , fi. For two years past the Indianapolis & Vinrcnnes and Evansville - villo & Indianapolis railroads have been re peatedly annoyed by having goods In transit stolen from their cars while standing on the tracks nt Worthlngton , the crossing of the two lines. Their losses for the past twelve months aggregate ? 12,000. Detec tives wcro put to work who ferreted out and developed ! n condition of things which Is a revolution and a sensation. As many ns twenty-five thlovcs have been apprehended , among the number some heretofore reputable citizens of the place. Urantod Divorce Irinii n Convict. PAIUS , Ky. , Dec. 5. Mrs. Mary Clay was todny granted a divorce from' her husband , Hume Clay. Ho Is the noted forger now serving a ten-yoar sentence In the peniten tiary for forging his grandfather's name to $100,000 worth of checks and drawing money on them. There are fifteen indictments aga'nst him in Clark county and ho will bo tried on this when his time expires. The time in each indictment cannot bo less thun two years. Itatuly to Try Annln INDIANAPOLIS. Dee. 5. A Jury was finally completed today in the AUDIO Waconor poisoning caso. The prisoner Is being tried for murder by poison of Mrs. Clara ICoes- ters , who died last winter. Her death was preceded by the deaths of four others of the Kocstcrs family , and Miss Wagoner , who was a domestic in the family , Is suspected of having poisoned all of them. nnisrnrEs. Five Jurors hnvo been isocurod InthoMoyor case at New York. Twenty deaths In ton days from grip Is the report from Lou von worth. Kansas City's case ngalnst the barliors who shaved on Sunday was continued again. .Tames CnnnliiKlmni , a Knoxville , Tenn. , bachelor , wus found iiiurdurod yustcrctay morning. Evliloncn In the Allli trial at I.lttlo Rock , Ark. , Is all In and the arguments will com mence today. < Governor Norlhen of Georgia Is presiding ovur the eleventh annual con ross of the southern Baptist church at Augusta , Ga. A receiver has born appointed for tlio Me- Cormlelc Construction couiuany , which lias nn f800OUO contract on the Chicago drainage canal. Sixty thousand minors are affected by tno decision of the Joint convention of railroad and rlvor operators of I'onnsylvnnlu to resist u reduction In pay. From Snllda , Colo. , comes word that the con vention of minors cnlloil by Governor Wai to to incut thuro today will bo a failure. There Is no enthusiasm felt , K. It. Troadwoll , n bold and cunning croolc , who Is wanted In ninny custom cltlos , has buutu-onvlutcdof robbing the Kmuorla , Kim. , po-itolllco , and will go to the penlleniliiry. Adjustment of lliulos.esvnsllio snhlcctof a very ntnmiitcd discussion but wuon 'adjusters of various lusurtinct ) companies In session at OhlciiRo yesterday. No conclusion was reached. Dr. a II. WllloiiKhby yesterday bonuht the > \ Iscnnsln building nt tbo World's fairground ground- ! 1,010 licInK his bid. Ho will move It to Slxty-Novontli street and Stony Island uvo- iiuo und occupy It. At San Francisco the cn o against Dunn nnd McMunus , charged with fury bribing In the case of Actor M. It. Curtis , was dismissed , The defendants hay they will nmko aconfcx- slon , Implicating Curtis , his attorney and throe JuroM. At Chicago yesterday nliont fifty representa tives of the Window Ulnsi trust mot to wind up the affairs nf the concern. Astho trnstirns organl7t'd utiUcr tlio IUWR of Wisconsin the mooting adjourned to .Milwaukee , where the necessary formalities were gonu through with. irmt A Mother nnil Daughter Slnln by n Hon-ln-I.nw Who Wanted Their Cash. ST. JOE , Pa. , Dee. 5. A brutal double murder was committed n milo north of hero this morning' . Mrs , Martin , ngod 25 , and her mother , Mrs. Christian Hester , nged CO , were found at 8 o'clock by Mrs. Hester's son , who had returned homo from u ivoll ho wns pumping , lying in pools of blood. Mrs. Martin's Hindi wns crushed and her throat cut from car to oar und her mother's head had boon crushed bv u blow from n poker. The murderer , Harper Whltiniro , a son- in-law who had been visitlnor his motlier-in- law , has notyot been npprohendod , but the ofHVcrs nro after him. The object of the terrible deed was robbery nnd ho scoured about $200 from n trunk. ll'KATIIRIt I'DUKVAHTS. Nobrutlui J'roiiiliod I'lilrNklui and Variable U'linU fur Tcxluy. . WASHIXOTO.V , Dec. 5. For Nebraska Generally fair ; variable winds. For South Dakota Fair ; slightly warmer [ n extreme northeast portion ; southwesterly winds , For Iowa Fair ; warmer Wednesday night : westerly winds. Local Itrcord. Oiricr. or-mi ! WKATHBU HuitEAtr. OMAHA. Dec. fi. Omahn record of tompuraturo and rainfall compared with corresponding day of past four years ; 1803. 1892. 1801. 1890. Mnxlmiim tomporatiiro 37 = 40 = 34 = > 27 = Minimum lonipurature. 25 = 43 = 21 = 10 = AvuniKutoniporatmu. . : il = 40 = 1H = U3 = I'ruclpllntlon . 00 .01 .00 .00 Statement showing the condition of torn- peraturo nnd precipitation ut Omaha for the day and since March 1 , IbiKJ : Normal tetnporiituru . , . 31O Dellclency forttiocluy. . OOO Deficiency aliiRuMuruh 1. . , . , . . . . . 100O Normul precipitation , . , . . .01 Inc i Dnilcluncy forthodiiy . .04 Inch Deficiency shien March 1. . . , . } 0.17 Inchui Itvpurt * Irani Other Station * at 8 | ) . w. "T" Indicate * traco. OEOIIOI KIH'NT , Local Forecast Official. STRIKE TROUBLES HOT ENDED Five Inches of Snow on tbo Tracks of tha Lelilgh Vnlloy Railroad , ENGINES WRECKED AND ENGINEER KILLED Coal Operator * living Illnloultr In lio9lnK of l.olilgh Conl licnlcri Uofuia to Hnnillo It nnil Oolllrr * Suy * Are Scitrco. t Pa. , Doc. r . Snow bega.i falling hero at 2 o'clock ixnil at 0 ibis evening tltcro wcro flvo Inches on the level , This grcntly tmpoacs the running of tr.ilns on the Lehlgh Vnlloy road. Tliorovns n bail \vrcok at Sucnr Notch this evening. Two engines wore pulling n train up the mountain , when ihcy collided with nn empty onglno. Two or the rnglnci wcro badly wrecked nnd one of the engineers futility Injured. Inquiry at the headquarters of the strikers this afternoon reveals the f-ict that they are still buoyed up with the liopo of winning the strlko. Clilofs Arthur , Sarscnt , Wilkinson nnd Clark of the federation this afternoon wcr called to Ucthtehom. Chief Arthur was asked as to the object of his visit to Bottilo- hem at this time. "Well , really , I cnnnot say , " was the ro- piy."Do "Do you think tlio.strlko will bo sottlcdt" " \Vclt , If. n little common sense provalts , I think It will. " Itrfiuo to llnmlle Lehtgli Cnnl. POTTSVH.M : , Pn. , Dee , 5. The Lchlgh Val- ley's Duslness has fallen off fearfully. The coal operators tire now having trouble In placing oven the small shipments they nro alflo to inako , as many dealers refuse to linmllo Lohlgh coal for four of losing cus tomers among worklngmcn , and the colliery people say orders nvo scarce. Hnlf n dozen coal and freight trains wcro sent out from Dolano today , as against 107 Ini busy times. Tonight's snow storm will make much trouble tomorrow. .Mns Mcoilnc to licllno HtrlUors' Position. UOCIIKSTKU , N. Y. , Dec. fi. Arrangements arc being made to hold a public mass meetIng - Ing of labor organizations , strikers and tha 1 general public within a few days , at which time the position of the strikers will bo closely denned. On the main line today nil passenger trains were funning from eight i to ten hoiiM behind time. HAZI.ETON- . , Dec. 5. The strlko has as. . It sumed a now phase , in the shape of a move ment on the part of the telegraphers , who closeu up the most Important oftlces between Delano nnd ilazlcton. Today it Is expected their ranks will b largely increased. The situation is now In the strikers' favor. Most of the men who quit last night nro nonunion men and the strikers are conildent of being able to induce others to leave their places. Strlkrrx .Still JCenoluto. PROVIDENCE , Deo. 5. The driving storm ol today made the situation doubly dreary la the strike district. Only one mill received Its full corps of hands , that being the Saxon , where a satisfactory settlement was reached Saturday. At the Weybossot , Sarannc , Riverside nnd Providence National Worsted mills the strikers refused to return to work at the schedule of prices presented oy the mill owners. The operatives deelaro they will remain out all winter if necessary to carry their point , while the null owners say no further concessions will be made to tha operatives. There is much suffering among ttio strikers' families. lown Minor * Strlko. DBS MOINES , Dee. D. Three hundred coal miners in the DCS Moincs district struck today against the proposed action of the operators In returning to a monthly pay day. The miners nro being paid every two wccki now. lie Too Wurm n Place. Pxnis , Doc , 5. It Is understood that the consent of the Chinese to suzerain the buf fer state on the Mekong will depend upon tha state not being so narrow as to consti tute a difficulty In Its control. Ura. J. N. Avohcnbaugh Of Utters , Pa. Blood Poisoning Intense Suffering II Years * Jlood'a ITealetl the Sore in- Seven Weclca A Perfect Cure. "I will recommend Hood's Samparlla as unit-class. It hat proved Its merits to uj. Twelve years ago mywlfo was picking rasp berries when slie scratched herself on a brier , tlio wound from vthlch noon davoloped Into a torrlblo sore , between her linen nnd nnklo. Xot- wllli'jtunUlngnlUvodlilfor It , It continued illt- ciiiuuhiK for cloven IOIIB years. Wotilcil incill- uaUKllionovfrysute , with no effect , A bout u ycarnpo nlio read of Hood's rUnuiparlllu nnd concluded to try It herself , nnd whllo tiklim tlio Hrst bottle she felt better and continued \vltli It parllla Barso- Cures until today she Is entirely well ami lirllur tlmn ever. Tlio sere wns healed up In seven weeks. Ifcr limb Is perfectly sound. Wo nttrlbnto her cure entirely to ilund' * tiursapirllla. " , Ucou K. AUOIIENHAUOII , littera.York Co. , 1'a. Hood's Pills euro nil J.Ivor Jib , lllllou * . nes Jamirtlro , Iiulltf itlou , Sick Heaclacliu. AMTJSISMISNTS Til HER NinilTH , HKtllNNlNO THURSDAY , DEC , 7 , Matinee Saturday. - from tin 6-Direct S'iiar | < - Tlioaler.fi Nod Company. The Original Th A 5 OCJ Trip -lUH-orU -CUIlHCJOUtlVtt , 6-1'orfor Madlaon to ' &iuar Ur Tlioa- Ilex Sheila open Chinatown Wtlaeb < liiy luoriilitf at the UHuul prlcen I5TH STAEET THEITER.ZZ. THIS Al'IKHNOUN ' AND TONIGU1' . " , " "A . " "A Great Play Or l Succwu. "The CrUst ol Society" ( lly Hueclal arrancuinunl with Ur. John SteUon ) 6tm Tilbury , Arthur lAiwIa , KllUt I'roclorOtlft FJrit appo r uoe at popular pri M.