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THE OMATIA DAILY BEE : J4/TtJRDAY. ( FEBRUARY 17. IflOf.
'tho American Steamship line on Howling Orccn the officers of the company nay they Imvo received no details of the mishap ti the Paris and the only Information they hai was stated In n short cablegram sent to the Maritime exchange. The officers said , how ever , ttmt no fears need bo entertained for the safety of the 1'arln , n she was consid ered to be unalnkable. 0 HWAMi'ii : > nv IIIAVY : IAS. : Iron Hleiuner Alert ( lorn Down on Ilia Vlr torlu CimMf SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 16. Sydney ad Vices say that the Iron steamer Alert , while on her voyage from Port Albert to Mel bourne , recently sank In a terrible gale and of the fifteen men aboard , but ono man aged to reaoh land to tell the story of the disaster. When the Alert left Port Albert she had n crew of twelve men , all told , besides sides two passengers , When the steamer rounded Cape Sclmnck a southerly gala was blowing which tattered her canvass. An enormous wave broke over the decks , am as the ship rolled the seas filled the ship flush with the rails , carrying off everything movable and passed down In the hatches and skylights Into the vessel. The fires In the engine room were put out at once , and all hands were scarcely on deck before one sea after another broke over the steamer , burying l > cr to the gunwale. Then she sud denly went from under their feet and all were left struggling In the waves. Pointing the cook , managed to get hold of a cabin door and clung to It all through the night. When day was breaking ho touched sandy bottom , staggered a few steps up the beach , and fell unconscious , remembering nothing more Until ho saw his rescuers around him. Captain McDonald , his officers and the crew of the brtgantlno nillan Donan , ar rived In Sydney by the Frnnch steamship Vlllo do la Clota from Noumea on January 19 , and brought news of the losi of their vessel. The Elllan Donan , while In the act of going about when off Chesterfield reef , about n mile northward of Long Island , went ashore and was broken up. Another outrage has been committed by the natives upon n trading vessel off the coast of Pentecost island. Tha natives are stated to have attacked the schooner Petrol nt or near the spot whore George Llfou was killed a few months ago. They put off to the Petrol , boarded her and tomahawked several members of the crow. The ship Jcsslo Redman Is ashore at Chatham Islands and the steamer Tellcrto- den has struck on a reef at MacDonnell bay. The shipmasters report considerable Ice In the south Atlantic. iiscuii : > ox TIII : HKJII SIAS. Crow of tlm Schooner Mugs' ' " fmcil by tliu .Sleuiner Dritiiiiiinnd. LONDON , Feb. 1C. The British steamer Drummond , Captain Mundle , from New Or leans , January 21 , for Rotterdam , has arrived at Dartmouth and landed Captain Moore and the crow of six men of the schooner Maggie , which was abandoned on January 31 In latitude 37 , longitude CO During a ter rible hurricane the Maggie was thrown on her beams ends and -to right the vessel the masts were cut away. During the height of the storm the mate was washed overboard. The Dnimmond , liovo la. sight just In limb , as the crew were almost entirely exhausted with their efforts to save the vessel. The rescue was made with the greatest difficulty on account of the high sea and rough weather. t Captain Moore and his crow have gone to Liverpool and will go by steamer to America. CANNOT I'l.OAT Hint. Little Hope oT Sluing tliu "Wrecked Cruiser Kciireurgo. * COLON , Feb. 16. The , author ! t'ea at Wash ington have been In communication \v\t\i \ \ Admiral Stanton , .recently In command of the wrecked cruiser Kearsargo , as to the possibility of saving the hull of that historic craft. ' It is understood hero that Admiral Stanton and the officers of the Kearsargo have expressed the opinion that there Is llttlo or no chance of over floating the Kearsargo again. o This It Jtjemit for Yon. It has boon truly said that half the world does not know how the other half lives. Comparatively few of us have perfect health , owing to the Impure condition of our blood. Hut wo rub along from day to day , with scarcely a thought , unless forced to our at tention , of the thousands all about us who 'aro suffering from scrofula , salt rheum and other serious blood disorders , and whoso agonies can only bo Imagined. The marked nucccess of Hood's Sarsaparllla for these troubles , as shown In our advertising col umns frequently , certainly seems to Justify urging the use of this excellent moiTc'iio ' by all who know that their blood Is disordered. Every claim In behalf of Hood's Sarsaparllla Is fully backed up by what the medicine has done and Is still doing , nna when Its pro prietors urge Its merits and Its use upon all wlto Hiilfor from impure blood , In great or small degrees , they certainly mean to In clude you. _ I'A Y A LI , ] > KHTN. Uloux Kulls Driving I'nrk Association Notv Itently for linslnem. SIOUX FALLS. S. D. , Fob. 16. ( Special to The Bee. ) Yesterday the Sioux Falls Driving Park association deposited In a na tional bank hero $1,000 , ' ' or $100 more than enough to pay off nil the Indebtedness of the association. The money was subscribe J by the members of the association , who are bocured against loss by $3,000 of suspended entries which are duo from last year's meetings. This money Is considered as good as paid , as It Is assessed against 1C3 horses , none of which can start this year until nil the suspended entries assessed against them are paid. Neither can tha drivers of these steppers go into a race until nil accounts against their horses are squared. Two meetings will bo given by the association this year , ono In July and ono August , the September mooting having been abandoned. The dates of the July moot ing are the 10th , nth. 12th and 13th. The August dates have not yet been determined The association hero Is corresponding with the Ilamlln Driving Park association , with a view to joining an Independent association. tt Will AmNt 111 Arranging tliu Schedules. MILWAUKEE. Feb. 16. Henry B. Stanton - ton of. Now York , general receiver for all the branch lines , has joined the Northern Pacific colony here. Ho has como for the purpose of assisting In the work of making now and separate traftlo agreomenta between the Northern Pacific railroad receivers and the receivers of tha twenty-threo branch lines , formerly a part of the Northern Pacific system , which ( s at present under way In this city , and which Is the real cause of the receivers re maining hero. Sessions are held dally at Hotel Pflster and the work Is progressing satisfactorily. When thu main property went Into the hands of receivers all tralllc and ether business relations between It and the branch line ! ) wore canceled. Mr. Payna says they expect to have the matter com pleted within u day or two. SERIES ELEVEN. FEBRUARY 17. 1894. H El J3 EX El COUPON. . . World's Fail- . Art Portfolio. To secure tint , superb souvenir send cr brlii ) ; alx coupons of this fcciloh bout-Ing illflVrciit ilutcs \vlh 10 cents In coin to ART PORTFOLIO DEPT , $ eo Office , Omaha. ROBBERS TURN THE SWITCH Awful Deed of a Oonplo of California Highwaymen , TRAIN THROWN IN THE DITCH AND ROBBED .Southern 1'nrldc I'lmoiiBcrs Very Much .Soired riremun mill u Tramp Crushed to Dentil Ilxprru Car Killed of Its Contents. LOS ANGELES , Feb. 1C. Southern'Pa cific train No. 20 was robbed at Roscoe sta tion this morning about 11 o'clock. This Is the place that the same train was robbed about six weeks ago. The train was delayed In leaving hero and did not get away until about 11:30 : last night. It was heavily loaded with passengers and the Wells-Fargo company's shipments wore unusually heavy. The train reached Burbank - bank , about nix miles north of this city , and reported back all right. "At Roscoe , four miles north of Burbank , there Is no station , but a siding. As the train approached this switch Engineer Thomas saw , too late , that the switch was misplaced and vainly tried to atop the train , but ho could not do It , and the engine and two fruit cars of oranges went Into the ditch , the engine turning over and burying the engineer and fireman. The two fruit cars were a total wreck. As soon as the wreck occurred masked men sprang up out of the bushes and com menced a fusllade , and every ono knew that the mission of the desperadoes was robbery. A few seconds later a couple of dynamite bombs were placed under the express car. The messenger refused to open the car and the whole side was blown off. Brakcman Foster rose to the emergency as soon as ho heard the shots , and made a run for ttlie neighboring ranch house whcro he saw a light. Ho cannot tell how much the robbers got , but it Is probable they cleaned out tha express car , as they had their own way when ho left. Ho said that Engineer Thomas was badly hurt , as well as the fireman , and Dr. Alusworth , tha com- pany's surgeon here , left on a light engine for the scene. Foster could not toll whether any passengers were hurt , but thought they weie only badly shaken up. Two posses of deputy sheriffs have Just left for the scene , and a wrecking train Is now making up to clear the track. Foster has an idea that Evans and Morrell may have participated In the affair , but as there were three men this Is hardly deemed possible. A fusllado of pistol shots was continuously kept up , and it Is not un likely that some of the train crow or passengers - gers may have been hurt before they found out what the matter was. It Is almost cer tain that the express messenger was hurt , as tha two explosions of dynamite bombs were said to have been terrific. Fireman Arthur Master was pinioned be tween the cab and the tender and died as ho was taken out , and a tramp named Granger , who was stealing a ride , was ale killed by the volley from the robbcnv The wrecked engine wont down the bank ten feet. Engineer Thomas jumped ami ran , but Fireman Masters was pinioned between the cab rtnd the tender and died as ho was taken out. Harry Engler , the express messenger , In charge of the Wells-Fargo car and the only person In It , gave his version of the affair as follows : The first thing I know was a terrible shock and 1 at once know there was a wreck , but of course did not know what was the matter. The explosion of a dynamite bomb was the next thing heard at the right hand door. I was standing near the center of tliu car when the bomb exploded. It shat tered the door Into splinters and the whole car was soon Illled with smoke. The rob bers , then began shooting , warning jUo In the meantime to open the door quickly. They shoved a rlflo Into the door. I obeyed thorn' under the penalty of death. The rob bers came In and got all they could. I opened the Wells Fargo box and they took what llttlo silver there was. I saw only two men. " Quick Itellef from Klieimuitlfliu. Mrs. Emily Theme , who- resides at Toledo , Wash. , says she has never been'ablo to pro cure any medicine for rheumatism that re lieves the pain so quickly and effectually as Chamberlain's Pain Balm , and that she has also usml It for lame back with great suc cess. Tor sale by druggists. XOXt'ILLi : COLLKUE IWItffKD. Alain lliilldlii ) ; * . < ) f the ruinous Negro Iklu- eiitlomil Institution Darned. KNOXVILLE , Tenn. , Feb. 1C. Knoxville college , one of the best known Institutions for the education of the negroes , was badly" damaged by fire early this morning. The boys' dormitory , chapel and main building were destroyed with a loss of $50,000. The alarm was given before the flames gained headway , and all of the 250 or 300 pupils escaped without Injury. Nothing of the contents of the building was saved. mA7.in : FOII TWO IIOUKS. 1'ho-Story Wholesulo Inip ; House. In Dc- ( roltdom ; In Smoke. DETROIT , Feb. 1C. Flames were discov ered at C o'clock this morning Issuing from the third story of the wholesale drug house of Furrand , Williams & Clark , Nos. 32 and Jl Woodward avenue. Owing to hugo snow drifts In the street and the largo number of telegraph and trolley wires the flro depart ment was seriously delayed In getting to work and the flames gained great headway and rapidly spread to the entire five stories. At 8 o'clock the flro was under control. The drug firm estimate their loss at $140,000 , which Is Iiibured for about $120.000. Lessen on buildings , $30,000 ; Insurance , $25,000. * Identified hy Their Victim . Messrs. Herman , Howard and Coleman , arrested Thursday for swlmtllng citizens by selling tickets for a charity concert that was never to bo hold , were persons much sought after yesterday. , The turnkey at the city Jail was kept busy all of the forenoon bringing up the three swindlers to bo Identified. Moro than two do n persons who had read un account of the swindle In the morning ; iapers called at headquarters to sco the mon who had been raising the "hospital tund. " In every case the prisoners were identified. As far as Is known the only person ahead of the game Is the Janitor of Washington mil. Ho was paid $3 In cash to bind the jargaln for the use of the hall. The jal.inco wus promised on the night of the bull. It was learned that .the sharpers uul Intended to leave town Thursday noon , but wore delayed by a laundrymun who had not brought back their linen. City Prosecutor Shoemaker looked over ; ho list of victims yesterday and picked out about twenty Individuals who will hu requested by the police to swear to rom- ilalnts alleging that tha defendant ! ) obtained lmlnt * filler * Yipntnttunu The prisoners had a talk with Attorney T. J. Mahoney yesterday , but the luwyer lias not decided yet whether ho will take their caso. President Yates of the Nebraska National called at headquarters nml Identified Cole- nun as the man to whom ho gavn n $10 phrek. This check was made payable to J. C. Woodward , treasurer. Coleman en larged the check for Woodward and under It markftd "per J. F. Williams. " The amount called for was obtained and an effort will bo made to stick Coleman for forgery. A check glvun by Uuclld Martin was on- lorsed the Eamu way and the money was > ald by the Omaha National to Coleman. Parties In South Omaha whq wore made victims by the swindlers Imvo signed a re quest asking that ( ho proper authorities urn over to liescuc hall their pro rat a of ho money recovered fr m thu prisoners. You should kcfp Salvation Oil on hand ; It will cure all aches and pains. Price , 25 cU. A Krrr Smith U Ii > inl , I.ANCASTGK , Pa. , Feb. 10. ix-Congrci - m&n A. Kerr Smith died today from a coni > plication of diseases , aged 79 years. Us served In the Forty-third , Forty-fourth , Forty-sixth , Forty-seventh nd Forty-eighth congresses. WOMEN ffl COUNCIL _ ( Continued from First Pago. ) unanimous consent , at 4:15 : , the house took a recess until S o'clock. Tonight , the first evening session of thl congress for the consideration ot ponsloi bills , Mr. Kllgoro ot Texas blocked all pro cecdlngs. Mr. Martin , chairman of the committee on Invalid pensions , announced that there were but thirty-four bills on the calendar run moved to go Into the committee ot the whole Mr. Kllgoro promptly demanded a division which developed the prcscnco of but twenty two members , and Mr. Kllgoro promptly made the point of no quorum. Many np peals were made to Mr. .Kllgorc , but ho was obdurate , Tha roll was then called to determine oillclally who was present. Forty-four mem liers responded to their names , and , upon the announcement , on motion of Mr. Martin the houSe adjourned. OOVIICN.MINT : : MTHIA.TIOX. Milliner In Which thu Ocpurtnicnt of .Itifttlco IH Hampered. WASHINGTON , Feb. IG.-Tho Pacific rail road litigation and various other suits In which the government Is Interested has directed the attention of the house com mlttco on appropriations to the meager amount allowed the Department of Justice. In the employment of special counsel. The railroads and other private Interests retain the ablest lawyers In the country , but such special counsel as Is retained by the govern ment must bo brought within a rate whlcl few lawyers of standing wll accept. While Mr. Miller was attorney general the fund for employing special counsel was $35- 000 annually. It was reduced to $20,000 last year , and It stands at that sum In the sundry civil appropriation bill recently reported to the house. The attorney general Is obllgci to spread this $20,000 over the entire country and through the entire year. It has been found that the total was so small that no retainer beyond $2,500 was warranted. It has been urged to members of the committee that counsel of sufficient ability to manage the vast Interests Involved could not bo securct for $2,500. Ono of the officials of the De partment of Justice recently talked unoffi cially with members of the committee as to the need of a larger special fund , and It I : probable that the attorney general will authorize an official request for an advance In the appropriation. The proposition for an advance may be opposed In the commlttco , on the ground that the regular legal officers of the govern ment should attend to government litigation without the employment of outside counsel. But to this the answer Is made that the Pacific railroad litigation and other Im portant suits demand that the government should have a legal array equal , at least , to those representing private Interests. While the theory Is admitted that government attorneys should manage government suits , It Is said that the application of this theory to Important suits will seriously cripple the government side of cases Involving many millions. OCIAN : MAIL SUHVICI ; . Complications with the I'lielflc JIull Stenm- Hlilp ( 'ompnny. WASHINGTON , Feb. 6. The question of Inflicting a penalty on the Pacific Mall Steamship company for Its violation of the terms of the contract for carrying the malls between New York and Colon and San Francisco1 and Hong Kong Is under con sideration by Postmaster General Blssell. The contract went Into operation February 1 , 1892and provided for ton years service. The schedule required three trips a month between New York and Colon for the , first two years and once a week for the remainIng - Ing period. Between San Francisco and Hong Kong the contract provided ' for thirteen trips a year during the first two years and twenty-six for the remaining eight years. As the required change has not been made by the company Superintendent of Foreign Malls Brooks brought the matter to the attention of the postmaster general a few days ago and the latter has conferred on the question with Second Assistant J. Lowrlo Bell. The penalty Is discretionary with the postmaster general. It Is possible that the contract will be canceled , resulting Ih the payment of the company , according to weight of malls carried , Instead of on a mileage basis. The company Is now paid $1 a mlle for outward trips , no compensation being paid for malls carried on return voyages. In thu Scimto. WASHINGTON , Feb. 1C. The public ses sion of the senate today was unusually brief and uninteresting. Senator Brlco of Ohio presented a petition signed by 25,000 citizens of Cuyahoga county , asking that the duty be retained on iron ore. The binding twlno manufacturers of Mas sachusetts , through Senator Lodge , presented a petition asking for a hearing before the Him nee committee. Andrew D. White of New York was rp- appolntcil a member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institute. Senator Chandler presented a resolution directing the secretary of the treasury to Inform the senate the names of Immigra tion commissioners at the various ports of the United States. It was adopted. On motion of Senator Hoar a resolution was adopted requesting the president , "If not Incompatible with the public Interests , " to communicate to the senate all records and dispatches from Mr. Willis , tha present minister to Hawaii , not heretofore trans mitted , and especially the dispatch com municating a letter from President Dele specifying certain charges against the con duct of said Willis. The senate at 2:25 : , on motion of Senator Pugh , wont Into executive session to con sider the nomination of W. II. Pcckham to lo an associate justice of the supreme court. Western reunion * . WASHINGTON , Fqb. 1C. ( Special to The BOP. ) Pensions granted. Issue of February 5 were : Nebraska : Reissue Thomas Baker , Superior , Nuckolls. Iowa : Original Thomas M. V. Dawson , Coldflold. Wright. Helssuo Nathaniel AN lard. Perry , Dallas ; Howard R. Allen , Irwln , Shelby. South Dakota : Reissue Cyrus A. U. Fox , Sioux Falls , Mlnnchaha. Orlnglnal widows , etc. Jllnor of Oliver II. King , Parker , Turner , Montana : Original widows , etc. Eliza- bath Morchaus , Great Falls , Cascade. Colorado : Original widows , etc. Mary J. Thompson , Denver , Arapahoc. Itei'imniKMiilfl It Sulo , WASHINGTON , Fob. 1C. The senate com mlttco on Indian affairs today ordered a favorable report of the bill providing for the sale ot the unsold portion of the Umatllla reservation In Oregon. AllltK.\TKI > 1'llK VASIIIKlt. .Mum llngiiii l.'ImrKi'il with imhoz/llii : | ? the Hunk's I'liiiils. SALT LAKE CITY , Feb. 1C. Alma Hague , member of the council of the legislative asHombly for the Fifth district and for eight years cashier of the First National bank at Nephl , was arrested this evening In the legislature halls on complaint of Bank Examiner Zoph T. Hill , who charges him with embezzling and misappropriating $24,270 ot the bank's funds. Last Thursday the president of the bank accused him of making false entries and ho admitted his guilt. On Wednesday ho transferred all his property to thu directors of the bank and returned to his leglslatlva duties , believing that prosecution would not follow. Tuesday the bank examiner arrlvoil from Denver , and learning the condition ot affairs , ordered Hague's arrest. Hague bun always borne a good reputation. He suci rcKslvely filled the offices of county attorney , county recorder , probate Judge and mayor , snd In the last election carried a formerly hopelessly democratic district for tha ru- party by u hamlsbmo majority. Captured tliu Muntrrera. ARDMOUE , I , T. , Feb. 1C. The Louisiana murderers have been captured near hero * ud turned over to Sheriff Thompson of SJirevoport , La. They are George Wash ington , alias Greofoc , whoso capture a re ward of $500 Is "pending , Jim Taylor and William Benlor. Ahoy nro all negroes. \VAS NAl'JtU-Jir TltK HIIOUTS. Death of n < lrrnun > ( ] < Aulct Who C'limo Very Nenr llelng HniiRe < l < nBRLIN , Feb. 10. The death of a con vict of the namtf'I6f * Kuonzchncr In the prison at Waldholm,1 Saxony , recalls the dramatic manner In'Alilch this man received a reprieve. Ho WAR Sentenced In. ISGfi to death for the murder of a shopkeeper In Lclpslc. The day for Ills execution had ar rived and ho was already on the scaffold and the iknlfo was about to fall , when a messenger arrived' with ft reprieve from King John Just In tlmo to save his head , The shouts of the messenger , ' which were taken up by the crowd , caused the cxecu. Honor to delay his work. The man's sentence tenco was commuted to penal servitude for life. On his death bed ho confessed that ho had committed the crime for which ho was punished. i.onixmrt. : < Y is I > IAI : > . Keport Confirmed , but Xi > UetnllH of Ills Dentil Are Yet Knoun. CAPE TOWN , Feb. 16. The death of King Lobcngula Is confirmed. No particulars Imvo reached here up to the tlmo this dis patch Is sent. All of the late King Lobengula's regiments , except the Indlaola regiment , which Is guardIng - Ing the king's grave , are surrendering , fought u Trench Until. PARIS , Feb. 1C. A duel with swords was fought today between ox-MInlstcr Waldcck- Rossoau and Count Frisch do Fels. The cx-mlnlstcr was slightly wounded In the arm. The duel arose from a remark made by M. Waldeck-Rosseau at a recent trial which was supposed to reflect upon the Countess do Fels. XorthuostiTii Trull OrowcrB. SPOKANE , Wash. , Feb. 1C. Seven hun dred delegates Interested In fruit culture arc In attendance at the first general con vention of horticulturists over h.eld In the Pacific northwest. The fruit display Is the best ever collected In this section. Domestic. Henry A. Redmond was yesterday con victed of manslaughter in the first degree at Chandler , Okl. Friday night two masked men robbed the store Of William Thomas , near El Reno , I. T. , securing almost $1,000. John Mllllgan , a negro murderer , was yesterday sentenced by Judge Scott of Okla homa City to bo hanged April G. J. C. Alexander , ono of the most extensive fruit raisers In Kentucky , says the recent cold snap has entirely killed the peach crop. "Rev. " P. II. Hensloy , a colored preacher of Kansas City , Kan. , was yesterday sent to jail for ten days for obtaining money under false pretenses. By a confession of Judgment for $10,900 , the Excelsior Furniture company of Rockford - ford , 111. , was yesterday taken possession of by the sheriff. The first case of smallpox In Depere , Wls. , be directly traccate ) | to Imported rags. The victim Is a woman1emfiloyo of the Slmttuck & Babcock paper m'JH. Petitions In the ) Iron Hall receivership , filed In Indianapolis within the last two days , have raised now quc&tluns with reference to the distribution ot.Uioassets. The session of the transmlsslsslppl con gress at Sun Francisco yesterday passed numerous resolutions , and the members sue- . ceeded In ralslngi numerous parliamentary disturbances. By the falling of a pllo driver which was used by building contractors at the corner of Carondelet and Common streets , New Orleans , yesterday ; three men were Injured , one of them fatally : I Weather Forecaster Moore of Milwaukee sees danger ahead nntf'predlcts a fierce gale , probably from the sduthcast. He calculates that the wind > will reach the velocity of thlrty-flvo or forty miles an hour. While f. number of unemployed men were standing In line at St. Mary's infirmary , St. Louis , waiting for a distribution ot food , two became engaged in a quarrel and ono of them was fatally stabbed. Ills assailant escaped. The assay commission met at Philadel phia yesterday and received the reports of the various committees. The reports showed that all the coins tested were within the limit of tolerance as to weight and flrieness. An application has been filed In the common police court nt Tiffin , O. , asking for the dis solution of the Fostoria Window Glass and Bottle company and the firm of Long & Toy and the appointment of a receiver for both. Friday night near Durant , I. T. , Edward Donaldson and John House were returning from a dance. House carried a Winchester on his shoulder which was accidentally dis charged , the ball striking Donaldson and killing him instantly. , The silk ribbon weavers' strike for In crease In pay , which has been pending for some days , went Into effect yesterday. The strike Is conducted by branch No. 1 of the Silk Ribbon Weavers union of Now York , and Includes 850 mem . In the closing session of the International Association of Builders yesterday at Boston several resolutions concerning the establish' mcnt of trade schools by the filial associa tions were Introduced and referred to the committee on resolutions. Joe Dick , an Indian , who murdered Thomas Gray last August , was executed at the county court house , seven miles west of Eufaula , I. T. , yesterday. The usual form of execution In the territory , that of shooi ng , was meted out to Dick. The executive committee of tho. State 'armors alliance has Issued an address to the farmers of Texas , calling upon them to unite with the alliance In order to secure redress from the evils which "afflict the great mass of wealth producers. " Frank C. Brady , who In August , 1892 , de camped from Portland , Ore. , an embezzler from the Sunny Sldo Improvement company of that city to the extent of $25,000 , has been captured after a long chase and Is now en- route to Portland In charge of officers of the aw. aw.Frank Frank Byrne of Providence , R. L , died hero yesterday from heart disease. Ills leath revives the story of the Phoenix park mini era In Dublin twelve years ago. lie vas accused of having been concerned In the assassination of Lord Cavendish and Sccro- ary Burke. The Jury In the West case yesterday re turned n verdict of murder In the bccoml Icgreo. The crlmo of which Dr. Eugene F. West Is found guilty was the murder of Addle Gllmoro , a Coluas , Cole , , milliner , ipon whom ho committed criminal practice at San Francisco , Residents In the Indian River country , Florida , to proventJfib railroad building over their properly , .bavei planted mines of dynamite along thu 'proposed right of way. The work of trugJU yi'iS' I" consequence tas been brought to a standstill , and the courts appealed to > rt > r. Che railroad company. A delegation of,0ago , and Ponca chiefs are at Muskogee , I. ' T : , to confer with the Ivo tribes and thejitywes commission. They vlll bo hero several days. They will attend ho International council at Chocotah Mon day , visit the CliarnVlJOS , confer with the Jawes commission aifd'oxpect to go to Wash- ngton to lay thclrlclallns before the govcrn- nont. V , I Flvo men attempic.V lo break Into a saloon at Twelfth nml AJgrgan streets , St , Louis , about 3 o'clock yes'torduy morning , but were not at the door | > jfaan employe who was about to leave for homo. A fight ensued , tn Iwhlch the employe , Charles Richer , implied his revolvcrrlnta the crowd , wound- ng two , ono ot them so linclly that ho had to 10 carried away. : lqrelgii ; , William Ashworth , manager ot the Cas- leton Spinning Manufacturing company at laywood , England , has boon arrested on tlm charge of falsifying his accounts. Prlnco Colonna has left Paris for Naples. Mattro Cortcl of the counsel for the prlnco cays that Prlnco Colonna Is determined to egaln possession of his children and that ho vlll take the necessary btcps to do so. Early during the present year Count Xa- lor do la Chapcllo ot Nice began a libel ult against General Horace Browne of the English army , and against Drownc'a wife nd his sister-in-law , Antoinette Reynaud , who Is the divorced wife ot the count , whom 10 charged with having stigmatized him aa n adventurer and a bankrupt , a sulndler nd a convict from New Caledonia. CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS \ _ - Jofibrson Square Selected as the Site of the Proposed Market IIousOi BEINDORFF'S ' CLAIM WILL BE PAID Kleclrlo Street Lighting Mutter unit Ktcc- trlrnl Wiring Ordlimnco Iteferroil to Special Committee * Noiv Tire I.liult llotimlnrlcs Dr.iorlbod. The city coiincll met In commlttco of the whole last evening , with Jacobscn In the ohnlr , to consider sevcrnl Itnportnnt matters referred to It at Tuesday night's meeting. It was decided that Jefferson square alioiihl be the slto of the proposed market house and auditorium. When the subject wus brought up Hascall tried to bar It out on tha ground that the commlttco on public property and buildings could not submit a 'report to the commlttco of the whole before going to the council. Wheeler said the council so ordered nt Its lost meeting. Two reports were received from the committee ono recommending the passage of the ordinance designating Jcffer- BOII square as the slto for the market house , and the other recommending placing the bids for market house sites on tile. Saundcrs moved the adoption of the first report. Ho said ho had looked Into the al leged legal obstacles and had found the ob jections baseless. Ho mndo a plea for a market house and concert hall that would benefit the masses , saying that the general sentiment demanded It. Ilaseall voiced a vehement protest against "wiping out all the Improvements that had been inaila on the park by taxes wrung from the people. " "How absurd It Is for this young man , who claims to bo a lawyer , to say we can dedicate , property for n certain use and then take It back , " shouted the councilman from the First. Specht said the First warder could "take the matter Into court If ho wanted to , and would have ample tlmo before the next ses sion of the legislature. AS TO LEGALITY OF BONDS. Saundcrs called Ilaseall down on the proposition that none of the bonds voted last fall were legal because the total would exceed the bond limit , by citing a recent decision of Judge Shlras of the United States circuit court for the district of Iowa , holdIng - Ing that bonds did not create Indebtedness until Issued. He also cited law to show that the title to Jefferson square was vested In the city ; and the park board did not have supreme control of It , but merely super vision. Ho said there would bo no' damages arising from the proposed change owing to vested rights , but on the other hand the surrounding property owners had petitioned for it , as it would benefit their property. There were no legal obstacles , but If there were the proposed action would give any body a chance tc try It. Ilaseall talked a while longer about plead ing the baby act , and asserted that the peo- pie had the square for park purposes and wore going to keep it. The motion to recommend the report for adoption carried by the following vote : Yeas Bcchcl , Durkley , Jacobsen , Saunders , Specht , Thomas , Wheeler , Howell 8. Nays Elsasber , Hascall , Lemly , Parker , Back 5. A report was read from the committee on public property and buildings favoring the payment of the bill of Architect Delndorff , balance due for services In the construction of the city hall. The merits of the bill were discussed at some length , the points brought out being the same as have already been published , and finally the report of the committee was recommended for adoption without a dissenting vote. The new flro limit ordinance was recom mended for passage as it stands , taking In the territory between Nicholas and Pierce on the north and south , and the river and Twenty-fourth street on the east and west. WIRING ORDINANCE REFERRED. . On motion of Wheeler It was decided to recommend the electrical ordinance for ref erence to a special committee. The committee then rose and reported to the council. The report as to market house slto and architect's claim were both adopted , but when It came to the electrical ordinance Ilaseall was waiting to bo heard from. He said the present electrical ordinance was nlnntv irond cnouch and conferred all the power that was necessary , but the trouble was with the electrician , whom ho charged with all sorts of shortcomings and derelic tions. He said the electrician had virtu ally accused the council of burning the Bos ton Btoro because defective wiring was allowed under the present ordinance , and ho ought ; to be legislated out of office even If the ordinance was re-enacted at the next meeting. The mayor was accused of having violated his official oath In not sending In another namo-after the appointment of Cow- gill had been rejected , Wheeler rather took the wind out of the First warder's sails by declaring that unless something was done in the way of providing for better electrical wiring and Inspection the men who had wires In their buildings would find themselves without Insurance , as the Insurance companies would not stand It any longer. Ho fully agreed , however , with all that had been said about the electrician. Ho wanted the report adopted. Hascall discovered that ho had taken the wrong cue , and promptly fell Into line as In dlcated by Wheeler. The report was referred to the special committee , which will consist of Wheeler , Durkloy and Saunclers. ELECTRIC LIGHTING MATTER. The committee on gas and electric lights submitted a report on the bids for electric lighting that were opened at the last meet ing of the council. The report set forth that the committee had talked with Mr. I'ardee , who had stated that his company was composed of eastern capitalists and responsible Omaha men , and that they would erect a largo plant In case the contract was awarded them. Ho claimed that they were fully able and willing to .carry out the KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort niul improvement nni. fenda to personal enjoyment when rigntiy UPCU. 0.110 many , wno JIYU uui- ter than others and enjoy life more , with less expenditure , by inoro promptly fiiiAf.iiiig ths v/orld's best products to the needs of physical being , will attest the value to liculth of the pure liquid Ir.xutivo principles embraced in the Syrup of Figs. Its excellence ia duo to UH presenting in the form most acceptable and plena- nut to the taste , the icf rcshing and truly beneficial proponk'H of a jnufect lax- ntho ; effectually cleansing the system , dispelling colds , headaches Mid fevers am ! permanently curing constipation , It has given satisfaction to millions and met with thu approval of the mcdjcn ! profession , because it acts on the Kid neys , Liver nnd Bowels without weak euing them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Svrnp of Figs is for sale by all drug- pits in COc and $1 bottles , but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Syrup to. ! only , wluteo name in printed on every package , also the natiif , Syrup of Fijp. and being wrll informed , you will no ! accept Ruy substitute if oflerrd. terms of their bid , nml the committee thoURht tlmt Inasmuch na as the difference In price meant BO much of n snvliiR to the city It would bo well to tnko n few days more time and look further Into the matter. Ileforo the clerk finished the reading the electric lights In the chamber , which had Illckered several times before whenever electrical matters were * mentioned , went completely out , leaving the councllmcn In StyKlau darkness. Clerk Wakeley was equal to the occasion , for ho trained his eyes on the paper and read the document to the end. A voice from the darkness unnuonccd that further tlmo would be Riven , and as nearly nR could bo ascertained , the council then adjourned. The sudden darkness was later explained at the electric light fetation as duo to the blowing out of a Hue In ono of the boilers , which throw water Into the cylinders and stopped the engines , cultliiK oft the llfiht all over the city. The shut down lasted about half an hour , and shortly after mid night all the circuits were again lighted. -f.v r irrritinn : . Altlluilo Tnuuril tlm Attorney. CHICAGO , Feb. 10. Prcndergast creator n stir in Judge Ilrontano's court today. When Attorney A. 3. Truilc , who -conducted the prosecution , entered the court room , I'rund- crRast apparently grew wild with rage. Springing from his chair ho yelled at Mr. Trudo and attempted to rush to where the attorney stood. Several bailiffs surrounded the excited man and forcibly took him to his scat , where ho sat glaring at Mr. Trude , but creating no further disturbance. I'endergast requested the court to allow him to talk to Attorney Trude , and upon the Judge's consent sat down by the lawyer and quietly asked : "Mr. Trude , have you any 111 feeling against me ? " "Not personally , " replied Mr. Trude. "I arn simply doing my duty. " The prisoner then conversed with the at torney for some time. After a time ho was led back to his seat , where ho sat staring at the court. Judge Urentano , who Is presiding In the case , has received an anonymous letter threatening his life. Half a dozen armed olllcers were In court today to guard the Judge. The letter warned the court that unless ho was lenient with I'rendergast ho would be killed. Strolo Mncltnyo'tt Scrloiix Illni > s . CHICAGO , Feb. 1C. Stcelo Mackaye , the * dramatist , who Is seriously 111 at the Illchl- lleu , Is somewhat Improved. Ills friends , have , however , no hope of his recovery. His Illness Is the result of heavy work and busi ness reverses. I'K/WJOAMI. I'A 3. H. Agor of Lincoln Is a Mlllard guest. It. B. Schneider of Fremont Is a Millard guest. E. Dlgnoll of Lincoln Is stopping at the Mlllard. JI. II. Putney of Oakdalo was at the Arcade yesterday. I. M. Haymond of Lincoln Is registered at the Paxton. E. M. Steadman of Des Molncs Is stopping at the Merchants. Tobias Castor of Lincoln was at the Mer chants a short tlmo yesterday. C. D. Gould , the FuIIerton horse man , Is among the Merchants arrivals. State Treasurer Dartlcy came up from Lin coln yesterday and registered at the Mlllard. D. J. O'Connell , editor and proprietor of the Northwestern n.iihnlln. Is tn tlm nliv negotiating to open a branch office In Omaha. The following Nebraskans were registered at the hotels yesterday : N. A. Dun" , Syra cuse ; \V. Stull , Lincoln ; L. W. Osborno , Ulalr ; L. n. Stiner , Lexington ; C. F. Mitch ell , Crelghton ; A. W : Sullivan , I'lattsmouth ; W. Naughton , Lincoln ; W. C. Caley , Crelghton ; Mont Patrick , Murray ; M. F. Stanley , Aurora ; Mrs. W. V. Dawes , Hast ings ; II. S. McGovorn , , Stromsburg ; C. S. Wood , Table Hock ; I'eler Wilson , S. W. Daniels , W. E. Hagley , Oxfoid ; P. S. Augus tine , Benedict ; George Taylor , Eldorado : F. B. Carley , Chadron ; II , Lucas , Plorco ; J. F. Chasney , Norfolk ; G. W. Klngo , Springfield ; F. J. Cell , Lyons ; S. B. Newton , Coolrldge ; T. B. Herd , Central City ; Jesse L. Pool , P.Iattsmouth ; P. Hazel , Columbus ; E. Gray and wife , O'Neill ; J. D. McDonald , Fremont ; II. Scudder , Beatrice. Will I'ny ItH TOPEKA , Feb. 1C. Receiver Wilson of the Santa Fo said this afternoon that the company would pay all taxes assessed against U In Kansas , regardless of the claim made that the board of assessors , had discrimin ated unjustly against It. Payments Will bo v made , however , under protest , so that the company may not lese any of Its rights should It bo decided to test the question In the courts. TMV.tr. Mr. Tlscher , who was taken to St , Joseph's hospital last week so badly frozen that It was thought ho would dlo or at least lese both legs. Is well again ami will In the future walk on two good legs as before. L. Stangleton , aged .18 , died at St , Joseph's hospital last night of typhoid malaria , Ha was a stranger In the city , but > cstorday his father and brother , who llvo In Iowa , came lo Omaha and wilt take the remains home with thorn. Mrs. J. M. Crlssey , the druggist at Twenty- fourth and Lake streets , says that the robber bor who visited her store on Thursday dhl not overlook $100 , as was reported to tlui police. The robber did get her pocketbook containing 111 , In addition to the $100 worth of Jewelry ho carried away. Mrs. t'rlsscy N too good a business woman In leave $400 or anything like- that amount nt her residence. J. Walters of Wakcflcld , who came to thu city last evening to make Inquiries con cerning the sudden death of his friend , H. Holhun , nt St. Jopcph's hospital , says ho will not cause the body to bo uxhumcd , as he Is satlslled that death was from natural causes , ami was probably hastened by dis sipation. Holhun having squandered In riot- out living the proceeds of the salu ot a valuable farm In Germany. Cable Grlpman Wyckoft says that the statement that he had not been to sco his son , who Is sick with measles at Rvscuo hall , did him an Injustice , as hu was not aware of the whereabouts of the boy until ho saw the paragraph In The Bee. His story Is that the boy ran away from homo four months ago , and has kept his whereabouts a secret from the family. The father had secured several places for him to work , but ho would not remain at any of them. Mr. Wyckoft Insists ' that ho did nil that ho was able to do for the boy and Is still willing to do so , and ho dis likes being pictured as an unfeeling parent. Minnie AT. Keyacr Pataskala , Ohio. Consumption Checked Obstinate Case of Catarrh Local Applications Failed Hood's Sarsaparllla Cured. "C. I. ITood & Co. , Lowell , Mass. : "Gentlemen : I ought to tnako known my experience with Hood's Sarsaparllla , so that others afflicted may learn where to mm a rem edy for that serious and obstinate disease , catarrh. It troubled mo seriously. Ihudndull aching scimtlon In the top of my head , and the usual dlschaigo from the nose. I became so bad that ihottmigs I could do nothing but hawk and spit. My IUIIKS were also being rapidly af fected , and had It not been for Hood's tirs ) ; nA- rllla , 1 would have filled A Consumptive's Crave long ago. I have taken about * ten bottles ot Hood's Sarsaparllla , which have effectually cured me. Ileforo resorting to this medicine , t used all the catarrh remedies , inhalants and local application , I heard of. Jvono sccinod to reach the scat of the disease. In fact I grew worse while using thorn. I ewe my euro to the blood purifying powers of Hood's aarsa- parllla. " MINMU Si. KKYSBU.I'ataakaU , Ohio. Hood's Pills euro .ill llycrllls , biliousness , Jaundice , Indigestion , sick headache. Z5o. Suits Suits. SUits $10 $10 $12 $12 $12 For Saturday We shall have some more of those $10 and $12 suits that we have.been offering- clothing buyers. It will be worth while for those who have T not been in , to call and examine t them. They arc the cheapest suits for the money that have ever been shown in Omaha. Remember Sat urday , February , 17 , 1894 , at the N. E. Cor. 18th and Douglas ,