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THE OREGON SCOUT.
JONES A; CIIANCUY, PublUlmra.
ABOVE THE DEATH CHAMBER.
Ilcnrtrcmllns Scene In llio Vicinity of
the iTIliio UlnuNtcr In l'ciiiinyl vutiln
Wilkcsb.ntTO (Pa.) dispatch: There was
no rest for Nuntlcoto lust rilght. Itlsim
possible to describe in words the constcr
nation, disomy and ngony which spread
throughout tlm village when it was learned
alter midnight that nllctfjrts to got tlio en
tombed miners out nlivo was abandoned.
The town never saw such a sight as that
witnessed from 2 to 4 o'clock this morning.
No one thought of rest. Hio whole popu
lation wns on the streets discussing In tho
wildest niniincr the decision to abandon nil
efforts ut rescue. Exclamations of despair,
cries ol agony and multcrings of discontent
were heard on every corner and in almost
every household. Tho relatives of tho tin
fortunate victims wcro in tho wildest of do
sjinlr, and several were seized with convul
nioiih. Hnniiie Sarvcr. sister of tlio two
KnrviT brothers, wns tiroil rated with vio
lent fits, and nt 5 o'clock this morning it
tvnn nxnoctoil that sho would die. Mrs.
Kivclcr. tho old mother of tho Kivelor
brothers, was at death's door from weak
ness and shock, and many other relatives
uud friends were completely prostrated.
Tim ollicinls in charge of tho rescuing ox
pedition wero forced to abandon nil work
from tlio air-slime, ny soverai coiiciuhiohb.
Invcstieiitions at an curly hour this morn
ing show Unit wind, rock nnd culm havo
fallen to such an extent that tlio miiio in
which tho imprisoned miners woro is now
filled to the roof, and that tho men aro
dead and beyond all human help. Tho
second cnve-ln took tilaco during tlio night,
nnd was o' very largo proportions, and tho
real extent of tlio damage can nanny no
estimated, butit is great. This fall brought
with it volumes of black damp and sul
phurous gases, which filled tho mines and
put r peremptory stop to all work. At 0
o'clock this morning it wns learned that
the bodies of tho victims could not bo re
covered for at least n month, and sinco tlio
news has been spread throughout the min
ing region tho most intense excitonient pro
vails. Kvery effort will now bo mado to
work in towards tho men from tho slopo.
Tho clearing up of tho gangways will bo
pushed as rapidly as possible. Itis thought
tho work will bo long and tedious, ns tliero
nro about II, 000 feet of gangway also filled
up and said to bo packed to tho roof.
There iirotwonty-threu miners entombed.
Tho olliciuls of tho Lehigh .fe Wilkosbnrro
Coal company aro nowgoing to Hink n nliiift
directly over tho slopo whoro tho impris
oned miners aro supposed to be. It is
thought that by doing tliis they can reach
tho victims in about four days.
A THIEF, SCOUNDREL, KNAVE.
AMIrMiirl Defaulter Admit Ho In All
ol 'J'h In mid ITIoro Too.
Information conies from Clinton, Mo.,
that Silas 10. Cheek, a prominent real estate
loan agent of that place, is a defaulter for
over 5100,000. Thoiituiost confidence, wns
placed In his integrity until recently and tho
banks hnd given him credit far beyond his
means and honored his drafts for largo
amounts. About two weeks ago J. C.
Nichols, of Uridgoport, Conn,, arrived at
Clinton to look after amortgagoou proper
ty belonging to Orton li. Jones. Ho dis
covered that tho mimoonlho mortgage was
fictitious and tho niortgngo u forgery.
Cheek had forged tho name of tho recorder
to n bonus niortgngo uud hnd defrauded
him out of $7.:i0(). To save himself Cheek
gave a deed of trust on his property for tho
iimimut and tlio imnio day gave another
deed of trust to save his friends who hud
advanced him. Ho then left for Camilla
nnd has not since been heard from. His
manner of obtaining money wns to forgo
bogus deeds of trust and imprint tlio re
corder's seal upon tho documents, which
ho could easily do, as lio had access to tho
recorder's olllco at all times. Tlio deeds
thus appearing allrightho had no dilllculty
in obtaining money on them. As theso
papers aiv not recorded it is Impossible to
tell who aro tho defrauded patties, but tlio
following liavo been heard from: Central
Illinois lliiauciiil agency, .Jacksonville. Ill,;
John Hurd, Joseph A. Joyce and 1''. 0.
Nichols, liridgeport, Conn.; Newton Sav
ings bank. Ntnvlon, Conn.; W. J. O'Keofoifc
Co., Marshall, Neb.
Cheek is years old, married, and his
wife in now lying nt tho point of death, but
does not know of her hushiind'H wrong
doings, llo owned properly worth Sill,
000, which bus lieou uttached by creditois,
but no other legal action has been taken.
His books show that ho has loaned 171,
000 for eastern parties. In his desk tho
following was found:
"1 am a thiol, scoundrel, knavo anil liar."
"Silas 1'. Ciii:i:k."
THE SIIAEON-UILL CASE,
A Decision ltcndcrcd In
I'll VOI' ol" tlio
Pan Francisco dispntrh: United Stales
Circuit Judge Sawyer this .morning ren
dered a derision In favor of tho plaintiff in
the suit of Sharon vs. Hill, brought to de
clare void tho alleged marriage contract.
The action was brought by Sonutor Sharon
against Sarah Altheu Hill to declare null
tint! void the contract upon which Superior
Judge Sullivan granted the defendant a
divorce from the plaintiff a year ago. The
decision, alter Hinting tho evidence In tho
case, covers soveu hundred and thirty-one
ji.'iges ol legal rap uitten with a typo
-writer. Tno dcc.sinn says tho principal
ucsttnn is whether tho alleged declaration
of marriage is genuine or forged. Much
npnco is devoted to an auulysls of tho
testimony of chirographic experts, from
which tho court decides that the testimony
is largely in favor of tho plaintiff, and
proves, as tar as such ovldenco can, that
tho signature to tho document is forged.
It also holds from tho same testimony
that tho word "wife" in tho "my dear
wife," letters are tracings substituted for
other words. The opinion concludes by
htutlng that the alleged marrlago contract
it a forgery and the decree is null and void.
The main opinion is by Judge Deady, of
tho United States distiict court of Oregon,
uud contains twenty-four thousand words.
Judge Sawyer tiled tho concurring opinion.
Hxpolllng tlio Cattle, Hurons.
A special from Muskojoo says: "J.W.
Jordan, special agent (or tho Cherokee
strip, has just received a message from
Fort Jtono stating that tho troops had tho
cattle nearly all removed from Oklahoma,
and am ready to commence expelling from
tho strip cattlemen who have not paid
their lease money and other Intruders."
VVint: Awaku linn secured soino good truo
itories of adventure from tho pen ol John
Willis Hays, ol tho U.S. Geological Survey;
the first, a tale ol western North Carolina,
"An Adventure in a Mica Mine,1 appear
In tho January number. A truo North
Carolina story of tho Revolutionary war,
ii page nl the author's lamlly history, "A
Revolutionary Turn-Coat," id ulio given iu
the uuino uuuibur.
SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES.
The Jlnnnor In Which Tlioy Ilnvo IJccn
Arranged In the Upper House.
On ncrlculttirc nnd forcs,trv. Messrs. Miller.
of New York, (chairman,) Illnlr, l'lunib, Van
Wyck, Sawyer, George, Fair, Gibson, and Jones
On appropriations Messrs, Allison, (chair
man, ) Dawes, l'liunh, Hale, Mahone, Beck,
Cockrell, Call, Gorman, and Logan.
To audit nnd control the contingent expense:
of tho senate, Messrs. Jones, of Nevada
(chairman,) Clince, and Vance.
On civil service nnd retrenchment, Messrs,
llntvlcy, (chairman,) Danes, Mitchell, of Pcun
vylvanln, Miller, of California, I'lkc, Voor-
hecs, Walthall, Wilson, of Maryland, and
On claims, Messrs. Pike, (chairman,) Hoar,
Dolph, SK)oncr, Jackson, 1-alr, Jones, of Ar
kansas, Gray, nnd Mitchell, of Oregon
On coast defenses, .Messrs. Dolph, (chair
man,) Cameron, Sewcll, Ilnwley, Maxey, Mc-
I'hcrsou, and I-air.
On commerce, Messrs. McMillan, (chairman,)
Jones, of Nevada, Conner, Fryc, Miller, of
New York, Dolph, Hansom, Cameron, Coke,
Nest, Gorman, Jones, of l-'loriila, nnd Keiina.
On the District of Columbia, Messrs. Ingalls
(Chairman,) Klddlcbergcr, Pike, Palmer, .Mil
Icr, of California, Harris, Vance, Drown, and
On education nnd labor, Messrs. Illalr,
(clialrmnn,) Malione, Miller, of New York,
frown, Palmer, Call, Pugli, Payne, and Wal
On engrossed hills, Messrs. Saulsbury,
(clialrmr.u,) Call, and Allison
On enrolled bills, Messrs. Ilrown, (chair
man,) S.ibm, nnd Colquitt
On epidemic dlscacs, Mcsrs. Hnrrls, (chair
man,) Hampton, LYstls, Sewcll, Spooncr, Stan
ford, and Horry.
To examine the several branches of the civil
service, Messrs. Snhln, (chairman,) Ctillom,
Allison, Hampton, nnd Gray,
On expenditures of public money, Messrs
Ctillom, (chairman,) Harrison, Plumb, Piatt,
Heck, henna, nnd Gibson.
On finance, Messrs. .Morrill, (chnlrman,)
Sherman, Jones, of Nevada, Allison, Aldrlch,
Miller, of iNow lork, Voorhccs, Heck, Mc-
Phcrson, Harris, and Vance.
On fisheries, .Messrs. Palmer, (chairman,)
Sewcll, Dawes, Stanford, Morgan, Harris, and
On foreign relations, Messrs. Miller, of Call
fornla, (chairman,) Sherman, Kdiminds, Fryc,
Kvarts, Morgan, Hrowu, Saulsbury, and
On the Improvement of the Mississippi river,
Messrs. Vnn Wyck, (chairman,) .Mitchell of
Pennsylvania, Cullom, Pike, Cockrell, George,
On Indian affairs, Messrs. Dawes, (chair
man,) Ingalls, Harrison, Uowen, Sahln, Max-
cy, Morgan, Hampton, and Jones, of Arkun
On tho Judiciary, Messrs. Edmunds, (chair
man,) Ingalls, McMillan, Hoar, Wilson, of
Iowa, Lvarts, Vest, Pugh, Coke, and Jackson.
On the library, Messrs. Sewcll, (chairman,)
Honr, nnd Voorhees.
On manufactures, Messrs. Klddlebcrgcr,
(chairman,) Sahln, Mitchell, of Pennsylvania,
Stnnford, Colquitt, liutlcr, and Walthall.
On Military nlTalrs, Messrs. Logan, (chair
man,) Sewell, Cameron, Harrison, Jlnwloy,
Mandersou, Cockrell, Hampton, Camden, and
On mines and milling, Messrs. Teller, (chair,
man,) Jones, of Nevadi, Van Wyck, Hamp
ton, Fair, Camden, nnd .Mitchell, of Oregon.
On nnval affairs, Messrs. Cameron, (chair
man,) Hale, Dawes, Klddlcbergcr, Stanford,
Mel'liorson, Jones, of Florida, Kutlcr, and
On patents, Messrs, Piatt, (chairman,)
Mitchell, of Pennsylvania, Chace, Teller, Cain
den, Jones, of Arkansas, and Gray.
On pensions, .Messrs. .Mitchell, of Pennsyl
vania, (chairman,) Illalr, Van Wyck, Aldrlch,
Sewell, Jackson, Camden, Colquitt, uud
On postotllces nnd post-roads, Messrs. Con
ger (chairman), Sawyer, Wilson, of Iowa, Ma
hone, Chace, Maxey, Saulsbury, Colqult, and
Wilson, of Maryland.
On printing, Mi'ssra. Mandersou (chairman),
Ilnwley and Gorman.
On private land claims, Messrs. Hansom
(chairman), Colqult, Kustls, Kdinuuds, and
On privileges and elections, Messrs. Hoar
(chairman), Fryc, Teller, Kvarts, Sauls-hury,
'ance, Pugh, Geoige, and Logan.
On public buildings ami grounds, Messrs,
Maliouo (chairman), .Morrill, Stanford, Spoon
r, Jones of Florida, Vest, mid Camden.
On public lands, .Messrs. Plumb (chairman),
Illalr, Van Wyck, Dolph, Teller, .Morgan, Cock,
roll, Walthall, and Kerry.
On railroads, .Messrs. Sawyer (chnlrman),
Ilnwley, Sewell, Sahln, Cullom, Hrowu, Keuua,
George, Hlackhuru, Kustls, and Mitchell of
On tho revision of tho laws of tho United
States, .Messrs. Wilson, of Iowa, (chairman,)
I'latt, Hale, Keuua, nnd Wilson, of .Maryland.
On revolutionary claims, Messrs, Jones, of
Florida, (chairman), Coke, Pugh, McMillan,
On rules, Mesrs. Fryo (chnlrman), Sherman,
lugnlls, Harris, and Hlackhuru.
On territories, Messrs. Harrison (chnlrman),
Piatt, Conger, Cullom, Miiuderuiu, liutlcr,
Jones, of Florida, George, mid Payne.
On transmutation routes to tho seaboard,
Messrs. Aldrlch (chairman), Maudersun, Pal
mer, Cullom, Gibson, Vest, Call, Duller, aud
Mitchell, of Orcgou.
Prlnco Alexander entered Sofia on tbt
JlHh at the head ot six regiments ot infun
ry, ono regiment of cavalry ami three bat
teries ot artillery. Ho was received with
I rent enthusiasm by tho Inhabitants. The
tit v wns guilv decked with Hags and at
night it was brilliantly illuminated. Many
banners bearing patriotic inscriptions wero
displayed along tho lino ol march. Ono ol
theso read, "llonornnd glory to tho victors
ol SllvntUn, Dragoman pass, Tzarlbrod
Sixty thousand rifles manufactured by
tho Providence Tool company havo arrived
In Constantinople. These rilles will bo used
to complete tho arming ot tho inobllUcd
forces ot Turkey.
The French chambers mot on tho 20th
tor tho first time since tho death ot King
Alfonso. Senor' Conovas Del Custollo was
elected president ol thoohaniberot deputies
bv a innjoity ol 1 10 over Senor Uouioro Y.
Kobodo, ex-minister ot the interior. Tho
voting showed that there is a serious split
In tho royalist parly. Senor Conovas Del
Castillo mado a patriotic speech, iu the
rou mo ol which ho took occasion to eulo
rlM the Into king. His tribute to tho mem.
nry ol tho dead king was reoolvHl with
theers. Amidst shouts ol "Long live tin
(ueen regent," tho cortes unanimously re
lolvod to send a deputation to Christina
kith nn address ot condolence an the deatl
( her husband, Tho senate, by n uiiatil
lious vote, adopted a similar resolution.
POLITICAL NEWS AND NOTES.
Colorado polled 58,115 votes this year,
vitn n republican plurality oi o,.ii(i.
It is expected that tho Ohio legislature
will pass a liquor law with a local option
Kollin M. Daggett, cx-mlnistcr to Hawaii
is in Washington urging tho annex ot the
Senator Sawyer, tho millionaire states.
man of Wisconsin, is reportrd to hav
never made a speech or lost a bill.
Tho proposition to increnso tlio pay ol
United States judges 'will reccivo much
stronger support than most proposition!
for nn ndvnnco in salaries. At present th
Judges receive ii,ouo a year.
Senator Hale, of Maine, will follow tht
simple rule of voting for tho confirmation
of good appointments and ngninst bad
ones, regardless ot tho manner In which the
Incumbent wns removed. Ho claims that
benutor Fryo is in lull sympathy with him
It is claimed that President Artlitir'i
proclamation regarding tho old VVinncbngc
reservation wns a final nnd binding dechv
ration under which certain property righti
were nctiuircd. and t lint J'residcnt C ove,
land's nction in suspending tho operation
ol the proclamation cannot stand.
A Washington dispatch says: Tht
speaker of the house is at work nrrAngini
tho committees, nnd it is said ho will give
tbo list out for publication ns soon ns it n
completed, not waiting for congress tc
meet. Thcto is cous:derablo iiuensincsi
among tho members to know whoro they
will bo nssigned. Their nnxiety bus kepi
many in Washington lor tlio lioMduy recess
Had tho committees been announced bo
foro adjournment it is probable most ol
tho members would havo gono to theii
homes for their Christmas dinners, but
under existing circumstances only seventy.
five have taken udvantago of this oppor
Protests from tlio Railroads.
A Washington special says that since Gen
Joe .1011118011, United States railroad com.
missioncr, issued tlio new rules jn regard to
annual and special reports from subsidized
nnd land grant railroads, inquiries and pro
tests iu regard to them from railroad ninn
ngera liavo kept bccrclary i.amar busy
Tlio uniform complaint is that compliance,
with the rules would expose the business
secrets of all tlieso roads to tlieir compctt
tors. Without making it public, Secretary
Lamar bad sent an order to Gen..lolinstou
on December Olh, about thotonth day after
tlio rules were issued, aud bcioro no had re
ceived tho protests ol tho ttulrouds, in
structing him to treat tlio reports of tho
railroads as secret, to be seen only by tho
president, tlio secretary of tho interior, tlio
railroad commissioners, and such clerks at
tho commissioners olllco as should need
them for the business of the olllco, and then
only in tho presenco and under tho supcrvi
siou of Gen. Johnston himself. Assistunt
Secretary denies, who trained tho rules, says
tho department will insist on enforcing
them. The government furnished about
two-tliirds of tlio capital of thcrouds in tlio
aggregate. It has a right to got an answer
to its (luestious nnd bo informed of the con
dition of tho property in which it is heavily
(JENEItAL NEWS AND NOTES.
Tho trial of KtiBsiun revolutionists nt
Warsaw resulted iu tlio imposition of tlio
denth sentence upon u justice of tlio peace,
n captain of engineers, and four other lend
ers, while twenty-two more wero ordered to
Siberia for a number of years.
Mrs. Cornelia Scott.'daugliter ot the late
Gen. Winfleld Scott, died nt tlio university
hospital, llnltimore, last week, in her OOth
ear. bhe has lieou ill for soverai months.
Sho wns the widow of Lieutenant II. L.
Scott, IT. S. A.
Viear Geuoral Conwny procured a wnr-
raut for the arrest of the editor of tlio Chi
cago Pilot on tho charge of criminal libel.
Tho charge alleges that tlio paper named
published libelous articles to the effect that
1'uther ( nuwny had appropriated tho
funds of the chinch to his own use on vari
Leaders of tho Salvation Army nt, Lon
don presented to tho homo secretary a pe
tition a milo mill a half long, which had
00,000 signatures, and which weighed 500
pounds. This fi i in i tila I ilti document links
ho release from piisou of hditor Stead, of
tho Pall Mall Gazette, and Mrs. Keb-ccii
I n r ret t, who nro iu jail for abducting Kli.a
Tbo bill of Senator Coko to establish a
national live-stock highway, reserves from
sale for ton years tho public land in range
1 1, lying along tho east Hue of the state ot
Colorado, about two miles iu width; nnd
sets it apart as a national live-stock high
Tom Martin, a well-known Kentucky
nicer, has lieou purchused for 5 l,.iOD by
the Dwyor brothers, of Now V ork.
llecauso of the lockout of !,O00 employes
of tho Singer sewiiig-inuchino company at
Kliziibetlmort, N. J., tho Knights of Labor
suggest the boycotting of tlio firm until the
hops are reopened.
I'nrnell informs his colleagues that ho
ill oppose nil srhomert affecting Ireland
hich does not allow tho Irish to control
their own police.
At Salt Lako in tho caso of Hrigham
oung Hampton, charged witli conspiracy
itli lewd women to compromise prominent
iiuti-Moriuons, tho jury rendered u verdict
N. W. Hingham, special ogont of tho
treasury, has written a letter to Supervis
ing Agent Martin, doclining to resign, as re
quested by tho latter. His grounds for de
clining nro that Ids olllco Is In no tonse poli
tical or partisan aud that bis long term of
Inithful service end freedom from active
poliieal partisanship entitle hint to still
continue to 1111 his piwont position.
Information comes from Clinton, Mo.,
that SilasK. Cheek, a prominent rial citato
and loan agent of that place, is a defaulter
for over 100,000. The utmost conlldVnro
was placed iu his integrity until recently,
ami the Imnlis had given him credit far bo
om! his means and honored his drafts for
The steamer Sallio Carney was burned in
tho Tallahatchie river, six miles above
Greenwood, Miss, Monday evening, together
Itli -till bales ol cotton; loss on boar,
$S.O00; on cotton, S1H.000; insurance
$1,000 on boat.
Kev. William Hayes Ward. D. D-, IX. 1).,
managing editor ot tho New York Iudoeii-
dent, hns accepted nn invitation to deliver
tho memorial day oration poioro .Mci'hor
sou post No. 711, department ot Massachu
setts, G. A. It., at Abiugton,
Smallpox is making fearful ravages in the
iusano asylum at Longuo Point, Canada,
Aaron Shaw, a farmer at riemlnsville,
near Owcgo, N. Y., shot and mortally
wounded Ids wife and then shot hlmaoll
dead. Mrs. Shaw loft her husband two
veni-H lien niter a ouarivl. and has sinrt
lived at tlio house ot a neighbor. Shaw
wont to see Iter thero and alter some con
versation shot her. He went to his own
house nnd shot himself. lie was 0U years
old and his wifo 48.
Gov. Martin, ot Kansas, on tho recom
mcndatlon of the live stock sanitary com
mission, has removed tho quarantine
against all .if Illinois and Missouri. Tho
quarantine hnd been in force only against
a few counties of cnchsyite.
Tho United States treasury now has on
hand $147,000,000 in gold and 103,800,
uuu 111 Hiivur.
At a nvcting in Now York to raise fund
to aid Mr. I'nrnell, SL',100 wnB subscribed
in fifteen minutes. Tlio trustees of the un
expended contributions handed over 55,000
to the Parliament r nnd association.
Tlio Northwestern Plow nnd Cultivntor
association held a special meeting nt Chi
cago, at which It was derided to grant no
further concessions to dealers, because of
the increase in the price of material
Should tho prico r.l material experience a
further ndvance, it is probable that tho
prices of plows and cultivators will propor
lhero is a prospect ol two vacancies in
the corps of judgo ndvocato in tlio army
Major Henry Goodfellow, who has boon
stricken with apoplexy, will be retired if
does not die, and the appointment of
successor of Generul Swiiim, if it will bo
made, will wholly retire that gentleman
from the service. In that event it is quite
likely Col. Harr will be mado tho head of
the corns, thus causing n second vacancy
nt the foot of the list. Reappointment
wns greatly desired by thu officers of tlio
line of thenrmy.
Mrs. Lizzie Shepherd committed suicide
nt Plainfield, N. .1.. by breaking tlio ico in
Glen brook nnd throwing herself iu bend
foremost. I ho wnter was but three feet
deep. She left a note nddrcssed to licrhus
baud nnd mother saying sho preferred
death to going insane.
The nrmistico of thirty days proposed by
tho great powers of Luropo has been ac
;eptcd by King Milan and Princo Aloxnn
Jcr. Tlio lilies to bo occupied by tlio bel
ligerents will meantime, bo traced by tho
military demarkatioti commission.
Steps nro being taken in Ireland to pre
vent nny further decline of tho cattlo inter
est iu that country. Ono ot tho plans pro
nosed is to establish a dead meat trade
Queen Victoria has intimated her ap
proval of a measure fornn Irish parliament
under imperial control. The nationalists
aro united upon tho elective principle, and
majority of tho liberal tenders lavor
linking tlio new parliament an electivo
body. Tlio power of veto is to rest wisli
tlio imperial parliament nnd tlio queen, the
Irish ministry to bo appointed by tne soy.
Gcorgo W. Cliilds is about to increase his
liberal donation to tho handsome library
building at tho Grove, Long Hranch, known
ns library hall, by placing a memorial to
Gen. Grant in tlio eastern sido of tho hall.
Tho memorial will consist of a mngnillcent
trio o window of stained glass, of beautiful
'esign nnd finish. The window wilt oo com
pleted before spring.
Suit hns been entered in tho federal court
iu Now York by John N. A. Gnswold
inminst Itowhind G. Hazard et nl. Tho
caso is an outgrowth of tho celebrated
Credit Mobilier litigation. Gnswold be
came surety for Thomas C. Durant, who
was defendant in a Credit .Mobilier sua
Drought by tho Hazards. Durant is now
dead and Griswold seeks rolenso. It is
stated that it is not impossiblo that tho
entire Credit Mobiliercnse may bo reopened
us tho suit proceeds.
GERMAN IIATHED OF AMERICA.
Consul Oenernl iHiieller'M Iloport Ile-
volvcil at tlio State, Department.
Tho annual ropo.-t of Jacob Mueller,
United States consul general at Frankfort-on-the-Mivin,
Germany, has boon received
nt thostato department. Ho calls atten
tion to tho reactionary tendencies prevail
ing in that country on industrial and com
mercial relations with tlio United States,
which, ho says, explains tlio ill-will of tho
ollicial and ruling spheres against tho
United States. They dread, ho says, Amer
ican lions, wheat and American imports
(lenerally, lint still more tho importation ol
American ideas. Not only is tlio tendency
to retrogression noticeable, ho says, in tlio
lolitieal, economic and religious spheres of
ife, but the barriers existing between
mankind nio also fostered and mill-
tinlied to such on extent that tho
spirit of caste is again becoming
prominent and tho feudal system resur
rected. He alludes to theso tendencies ns
the principal reason for the pro vailiisjj unti
Americanism and in order that ou r govern
ment itiny ho prepared not to auticipato
from ollicial Germany or Austria, hostilo
ns they mo to American liberty and pros
perity, any gratuitous accessions. Tho con
sul reports that tho depressed state of
trade and industry in Germany has con
tinued dining tlio past year and tho now
tariff system lias proved a failure. Ho do-
lares that the vafuo of exports from lier-
iiiaiiy to the l nited Mutes during jasi
amounted to $5l,7(iS,744, a decrease of
S(!,8S1,'.)".,j as compared witli tht previous
ear. The principal decrease was onuiiun
and porcelain wnio, lint bands and ribbons,
hides and skins, linens, silks, dress goods,
jewelry, etc. Thero wns an increase in ex-
iioits ol drugs and cnenui-n.s, wines una
Honors, iron nnd steel goods, hair.
glass, slate, etc. Tho imports from
tho l nited btatcs wero con
fined to agricultural, mineral, animal
ami vegetable products. Immigration
from Gerinuuy to tho United Stnt'es bus
fallen off -10 per cunt during tlio first nino
months ot 1SS5. There is a strong fooling
of antipathy towards tho United Stutes iu
the matter of immigration aud every effort
is resorted to to discourngs It. Tho great
import ot foreign wheat has caused a do
tniiud for higher duties, which would prac
tically nmo'.iiit, to prohibition. In conclu-
bion Consul Mueller says that tho present
strife of nations for industrial and com
mercial siipromncy suggests an American
tolicy ot freo ships, of industries iintrnm-
ilielcd by burdonsonio taxes, and ot vigor
ous protection ot Americans abroad.
Union PnctUo Management.
Chicago dispatch: Vice President nnd
Genoral Mauiigor Callaway, ot tho Union
Pacific, arrived hero yesterday from llos
ton, w hero he attended tho conference ol
directors. Mr. Callaway says there is no
truth whatever in the report which has
been so industriously circulated hero and
in New York for several days, to tho effect
that ho was about to give up tlio genera)
managership of his company ami ilovote
his attention solely to tho duties ot vice
president. Ho says, as far as he knows,
there will bo no change iu tho innnugemont.
and that tho present arruiigemciits are en
Vino Christmas Presents.
Giuseppe Andrueiii and Ids wifo Anna
are just now a notable couple among their
neighbors ot the Italian colony in New
York. Mrs. Andruozil gave birth to a fine
bov on Friday afternoon last. She fol
lowed this up next day, more than twenty
four hours later, with two girls. Tho three
youngsters are thriving and tho mother is
doing ns well ns could be expected uuder
UNION PACIFIC EXCURSIONS.
That to Lot AimclcN to Take I'lnco
January IStli ICoiiiid Trip TIckctn
Omaha, Nnn December IS, 1885.
To the Public: Our lourth excursion to
California will leave Omaha nnd Council
Illuffs at 10:30 a. m., Wednesday, January
The success of the three preceding excur
sions is our clnim upon the public for pat
ronngo for tho January date. We havo
enrried a largo number of people, and, with
out exception, they have been pleased with
the programme luid out and treatment
This excursion Is first-class in every par
ticular. Kound trip tickets will be sold at
$100 each, good for six months; children,
live years old and under twelve, half fire.
l'ullmun fare for double berths, Omnha or
Council Illuffs to Los Angeles, 51G.50cxtrn;
to Sacramento or San Francisco, 14.00.
The entire party must travel together
going, but can stop off in a body at nny
point if desired. Individuals may re'.urn
at pleasure after thirty days, stopping off
at will within tho life of their tickets. Pro-
poi tionately low rates nro mndo by nil con
necting lines from enatcrn cities. Special
rates for sido trips to Salt Lako City, Yel
lowstone Park, Shoshone Falls, etc. All
tickets good via Denver.
Tho route will be: Omaha to Ogdcn via
Union Pacific," Ogden to Sacramento nnd
Los Angeles via Southern Pacific. Pas
sengers going west from Omoha may re
turn to Kansas City without extra cost.
PoBsengcrs desiring to return via ono of the
other Pacific lines, can secure tickets good
returning to Missouri Itivcr terminus of
such line, upon payment of SlOextrn.when
ticket is exchnnged at the Southern Pacific
Tills party will travel togethr to Sacra
mento, where it will break up. Those de
siring to go through to Los Angeles will re
main in sleeping cars running through to
that city. Those wishing to visit points in
Northern California, including San Fran
tisco, Mnrysville, etc., will part company
with their Los Angeles friends nt Sacra
mento. It is understood that all who wish
to stop off at local stations, west or south
of and including Sacramento, may do so
at their pleasure, nnd continuo their jour
ney at will without extra cost.
AH who desire to join this party are re
quested to communicate with the nearest
General or Traveling Agent of tho Union
Pacific direct or through local railway
A deposit of SIO must be made, not later
than January 10th, to secure a tilaco with
the party. This sum will bo credited on
tickets when put chased, and is asked ns an
evidence of good faith.
Wo must know definitely who nro to bo
members of this party by January 10th,
at farthest, In order to provide sleeping enr
accommodations, and niako other neces
Coupon ticket Agents throughout tlio
country will bo glad to ns6ist parties, going
on this ox-iursion, to obtain lull inlorma
tion, or they can communicate with ono ol
our Gcncrrd or Traveling Agents or this
olllco direct. A representative of tho Fan-
Hen ger Dopnrtmont of tho Union Pacific
Knihiay will nccompuny tho excursion
through to Los Angeles, and will bo on
hand to render such services ns mny bo re
quired to insure comfort and enjoyment to
Tho following programme for tho trip is
suggested, but subject to such change ns
mny bo deemed advisable or necessary for
tho thorough success of the excursion.
Tuesday, January 13th. 1880, leave
Council Hluffi Transfer Depot nt 10:30 a. in.
Wednesday, January 14th, lcavo Chey
enne, Wyoming, nt 0:10 p. m.
Thursday, January 10th. leave ugden,
Utah, at 0:00 p. m.
lTiday, January 10th, leave linmboldt,
Novnda, at 3:10 p. m.
baturday, January 17th, arrive at Sac
ramento, 7:00 a. m.
Sunday. Janunry lbth, arrive at .Los
Angeles at 1:30 p. m.
It seems entirely unnecessary to speak in
detail of tho scenery by tho way, on a route
so well and favorably known as tho Great
Union Pacific, or to detain tho reader with
extended descriptions of a trip through
Nebraska, Wyoming, Utnh, Nevada and
California. It is sufficient to assuro all
who aro not familiar with the objects of in
terest on tho route, Unit no other journey
ot equal length can bo undertaken in which
so much can bo learned, aud so much seen
J ho beautiful Fmtto Valley, tho cattle
ranges of rsebrnska and Wyoming, the
crossing of the Rocky Hauges, Ames Monu
ment, Dalo Creek liridge, Laramio Plains,
Green Itivcr Huttes, 1'clio Canon, Webei
Canon, Great Salt Lake, tho Humboldt
Sink, tho Palisades, tlio Truckco Valley, the
ascent ot the Sierras, nnd tho dash down
tho western slope of tho same range, Sacra
mento City and Valley, ban Jounuin Val
ley, Uio ascent to Tchachnpi, tho famous
Loup, tno .Mopivo Doscrr, bun Fernnndc
Tunnol and Snn Fernando Vnllov follow
each other in rapid succession. Los Angeles
in its sunny climo, amid orango and lemon
groves, and fragrant with perfumes ol
rarest flowers, welcoming tho invalid oi
weary traveler to health aud rest, com
pletes tho delightful journey.
All who would escape tho severity of out
northern wlntors, all who enjoy ctornn.'
spring, all who aro sick nnd debilitated bj
disenso or over work, nil, whether sick oi
in health, who enjoy tho grand nnd tht
beautiful, all who desire a winter vncation
trip of unparalleled interest, nro invited
to send In tlieir names without delay.
Uomember tho date, tho rate nnd tht
route. Tell your friends nbojut it and havt
thom join this excursion. Yours truly,
.1. W. .MOItSK,
General Paesonsor Agent.
THE GRANT MONUMENT FUND.
Hitter ir('llii .tuning tlio Committee
ThoTulk ol' Jay Could.
Now York dispatch: Bitter feeling has
arisen iu tho Grant Memorial committer.
Clinlrnmn Chester A. Arthur hns attended
no meeting lately, nor signed a document
relating to tho monument project; nnd
many others aro with him in holding aloof.
The cause of this is tho publication ol tho
iiamiM ot mo entire committee, with tho
subscriptions ot those who hnd made any,
thus emblazoning tno several hundred who
hud not contributed a dollar. This is con
strued as a measure of coercion, and now
they are antagonistic to the whole scheme.
Jay Gould was tho original inciter of tlio
displeasing measure. He is a commit tee-
man, uud iu a meeting he spnke emphati
cally of those) who had retrained from giv-
boon afterwards the list was nub-
Klied. Tlio Heci-etarv savs tt-iitlifnllv that
neither ho nor thr books'of the tutuirt (iro
nies tno miormniion, winch was reiuiuv
obtained by smirching tho daily record of
contributions or the names of tho commit
toe. NevertheloKS the agrieved men hold
that it was nn attempt to shame them into
giving, that the promoters ol the fund sanc
tioned it, mid that it U nn insult that tliev
can re-sent only by having nothing further
to do with the business. Not a mUlionniro
named in the roll has sent in anything since
the publication. The belief now is that the
fund will lo closed whon S1C0.000 has been
raised, nnd that the city, state and na
tional government will then lie asked
nppropriatoSl 00,000 each, making a total
sum ol $500,000 with which to build tho
ALMOST A DEATH STRIKE.
A Glove Set-to lii AVIilrli Ono of tile
l'nrtlrlpaiils 1m Knocked Mciinclrftit.
Probably the most exciting glove contest
over witnessed in Chicago occurred on tho
28th, in which Jack Hurke, of Chicago, i.i
three rounds knocked out Mike Clenry, ot
New York. At exactly 10 o'clock tho men
faced each other, sparred an instant for ni
opening, and a moment later Geary went
to grass from a terrific back bander from
Burke's left, which struck him square la
the eyo and brought blood. The round
finished witli some ineffectual attempts on
Clenry's pnrt to get in his right on Burke's
Tlio second round panned out rather
favorably for Clenry, who got in a stingin?
counter with Ids left on Burke's check. Ho
tapped him gently twice more, and the
round was closed with some cautious spar
ling on both sides.
When tho men stood up for tho third
round Burke's pink nnd glowing skin
showed in strnnge contrast to tlio almost
marble whiteness of deary's line face and
physiqtlP. Burko's whole aspect wns.
eloquent of vigor nnd confidence, yet
Clenry palo nnd sitplo looked well his
mutch. Farly in this exciting bout Clrarv
got wli.it later proved to have been tho
blow that decided the contest. The Now
Yorker forced tho fighting at first, but
Burke soon crowded in on him nnd Im
petuously foiced him to his corner; hit him
two nitt.ing blows in the face witli his left;
then parrying Clenry's light with his own
'ight glove ho biiuck the New Yorker a
heavy blow on tho neck. Clcary stag
gered and seemed dazed for a momci't.
then recovered himself with an effort,
and forced Burko desperately to the
o ppnsito sido of the ring. It could be seen
that the New Yorker was breathing heavily
nnd shook slightly with suppressed excite
ment, while Burko, perfectly cool ami co!
lected, watched calmly for his chance. It
came. Quick as a Hash his right arm shot
out nnd Clenry fell like a log. Tho blow
caught him fairly justunderand behind tho
Iclt car and knocked him senseless.
"My God, he's killed him," someone mut
tered. Tho huge audience was perfectly
silent. Burko stepped up to his fallen ad
versary and when after ho failed to iiiot
for a few seconds but lay stretched nt full
length on hislmck, the tender-hearted Irish
man stooped over and shook him gently,
his face exhibiting genuine alarm. A little
later Geary's prostrate form showed signs
of lifo and tho crowd rose with wild cries
"Burke! Burkel" It seemed us though the
platform would bo torn in pieces when tho
champion climbed over tbo ropes nnd
walked jauntily to Ids dressing room, every
whit ns steady ns when ho enmo out.
Clenry's seconds picked him up and helped
him to Ids dressing room where ho revived
in a few minutes.
Sinco Burke went to California, niter bis
set-to with Sullivan ho bus cultivated the
offensive use of his right hand which is be
lieved by ninny to be the secret of his re
markable success iu this contest.
Ills Itcport Miiy Load to 'a Demand for
Washington dispatch: This evening's
Star bus tho following: Cousul-Gcncral
Mueller, whoso report upon tho fooling of
tho Gerninn government towards the
United States is likely to lead to diplo
matic correspondence between the two
countries nnd probably to a demand on the
part of Germany for M ueller's recall, comes
from tho same town with Kcprescntntivo
Fornn, of Ohio, who knows him very well.
Fornn says tho report is very characteris
tic ot tlio writer, who, ho nsserts, is a man
of very advanced liberal views and believes,
in a republican form of government. Ho is
what was known ns a "forty-eighter,' hav
ing been obliged to leavo Germany, his na
tive country, on account ot participation
iu tho revolution of 1848, when tho liberal
Germans strove for a constitutional form
of government. In this country his repub
lican ideas havo hud full growth, ns well n
his antagonism to monarchical govern
ment. When ho wont buck to his native
land ns a representative ot this country ho
carried witli him all his Ameri
can ideas. Foran says further that
he would not havo been received by
the Gerninn government when appointed
by President Cleveland butfor thefactthat
during the Franco-Prussian war lie visited
tho fatherland, uud, though an ardent re
publican, his sympathies wero witli his own
people, and ho rendered tho German sol
diers valuable service in the hospitals and
elsewhere. On account of this tlio Gorman
government extended to him a pardon tor
his previous offenses against tho govern
ment, so that when appointed consul gen
eral to represent tho United States there
was no objection to him.
It is felt to bo pretty certain, says The
Star, that Germany will demand Mueller's
recall, and this government will liavo to
comply, but Bayard will not do so without,
making it pretty plain that wo do not roc
ogtiizo the right of any nation to restrict
tlio liberty of speech of American citizons,
aud that it is not held by us to bo nn
offenso to entertain republican ideas. It is
thought that this episode will render our
relations with Germany still moro strained,
and sho may bo placed ou our list with
A WORD FItOM SENATOR BECK.
Oonles that Ho Al lacked the Ad
ministration In His Speech.
Senator Beck, says a Washington dis
pntch, denies that his speech made in the
senate on tho silver question was an nttack
on tho administration. "I have nrgued
this question with John Sherman nnd Son-
ntor Morrill," ho said, long before some oi
theso people ovor thought of being presi
dents or secretaries. I will support the ad
ministration to tlio best of my ability
whenever I ngreo with it, and nine times out
ot ton 1 will agree with it. But I am not
going to gj-t down on my knees before this,
administration that 'thrift may follow
fawning.' I have given thom tho benefit of
thoir own statements and their own f icts.
Lot thom refuto what 1 have said before
they begin to critic.se mo fur saying it."
The senator wns informed Unit criticisms
wcro being passed not so much on his re
marks as on thoirinappropriatencss at tho
present time. "What would they havo mo
do," said he. "Tho president's messngo
has been out almost a mouth. Congress
has been in session almost a month. Tho
country has only heard ono side of this
question, nnd I want them to hear tln
othor. Tho western country is all alarmed
because it does nut know what is sows to
bi done with tills silver question. Ihey
liavo road tho president's message, and
that is all they havo seen on the subject.
Now I want to show thom that thero is nn
other side to the question. I, want to
nssuro them that nothing is going to bo
done in the matter ot Bilver coinage now.
'ri, ,, i n timo when I shall be
just as anxious to suspend the coinage ot
bilver as any ot theso gentlemen, but I do
not think this is the time. Ob, I luvo
great bones thnt the ptvsiueui win uiu-
tnately bo conviuceu iuiu u .vr-
wrongly advised in this matter. The nrgu-
inentd bo has iiearu navo uern an one
sided. Now, I havo great faith in the jus
tiec of tbo president, and I think wheu he
bus heard tho other aide ol this question
be will see that he is in the wronc