!PHE OREGON SCOUT. 6c CnANCKY, Publishers. UNION, OREGON. JX IXCIIEASE IX VEXSIOX8. JL Keeommemlatlon In Ilehalfof the XallonaX Grand Army. Larenco (Mass!) special: Mnj. George S. Morrill lias issued in bclinlf ot tho national Grand Army pension committee, of which ho is cliniriiiiin, a recommend nliou ot tho' cainnitttco on pension mnt tern tocongrenj. It will lio sent to all tho Grand Army posts in tho country. Tho record of tho ncrcptanco and muster-in of tho soldier or sailor shall ho prima facio evidence that ho was sound at that lime; tho continuance of a pension to a widow - or dependent relatives, whether tho pen Blotter dies front tho effects of wounds or diseases ns tho result of service or not; an Increaso of pension to minor children front $2 to $5 per month, and extending tho limit ot ago from 10 to 18 years, and in caso a minor child m insane, idiotic or othcrwiso helpless tho ttonston to coiilliino during the lifo ot said child, a ro-cuiicliuciit I arrears laws: pensions to pnrciits if now dependent, instead of requiring proof ot dependence at tho time of soldiers' enlist incnt; pensions tosurvivors 01 rebel prsons who aro suffering from disability wiin out prooi that said disability nroso front said imprisonment; tho following Hpccinl rates of pensions: To thosowho lost both eyes, arms or legs, or an arm or teg, or sustained disability equivalent thereto, $100 per month; lor amputation tit tho hip or shoulder Joint, or so near thereto as to nrcvent wearing an artificial limb, $50 jut month; for amputation of n leg or arm above inu Kneo or elbow, or am putation so near tho knee or elbow joint as to render tho joint useless, 510 pernoutli; lor amputation below tho Knee or elbow S30 per month; pensions to all honorably discharged soldiers and sailors now dis iililcu or dependent upon their own labor for support, or who aro 05 years of rgo, without tn oof that such disability aroso front tho scrvico equalization of tho bounties paid by tho general government. ibis would pro vido pensions for tho wid owh, tho orphans, tho dependent pnronts, tho prisoners ot war, tho aged, tho dis abled, tho dependent absolutely for ovory one except tho well and tho rich, with a largo increaso for all snvero disabilities Henato bill 1880 comprises substantially tno most important ot tho above recom mcudatioiis. It has pnescd tho senate and is now pending in tho house. riEirs of coxguessmex Tilth Hffertnce to a Hevltlon of the Tariff iMttH. Boston dispatch: Somo weeks ago tho Clobo sent letters ot inquiry otlcudlugilcm- ocratic congressmen, uskitig what action congress should take 011 tho tariff question in tho coming session. Nearly all tho replies favor a revision of tho present laws, though they differ as to tho means lty which it should ho accomplished. Fol lowing is nn abstract of tin replies which tho Qlobo will print to-morrow: Congressman Collins says: "Tho nttl- tttdo of tho majority should bo to press boiiio Hchcmo ot reduction to tho voto tinder operation ot the provloua question if liossiblo." Congressman Ilrngg, ot Wisconsin, says: "Believing mysolf that 11 reduction ot tho tariff Ih essential to 11 prosperity in busi ness to tho country at large, n in in favor of keeping it constantly to tho front until miccess attends tho effort and a reasonable measure of commercial freedom is ob- -tallied." Congressman I.ovoring writes front Wash ington: "801110 moiisuro of rullef trout tho erroneous taxes by a revision of tho tariff nhottld bo given to the country at the coming session of congress, but with a majority of seventeen in the present houso (as shown by its voto fast spring) against any consideration 01 llio subject, J am not much encouraged to look for any measure 01 practical roliel on this important ques tion by the present congress.'1 Col. Morrison, of Illinois, says: "The attitude ot tho majority party In tho houso this winter towards thu tin! tf question tdiould bo tho at tit ikId which will best ccuru Hitch reduction, that tho taritt will yield all tho rovonuo wo need and no more, without removing the internal rovonuo tin 011 tobacco and Honors." A. J. Warner, of Ohio, snys: "I think tho majority party should favor tho tariff on all products in the production ot which there is competition between this and other countries sufficient to cover the difference in cost ot production arising out ot the difference in tho conditions under -which their production is carried on hem and clsewhoro," Martin A. Forntt, of Ohio, behoves in a "just, air and reasonable reduction ami modillcatlou ot tho tariff keeping always in view incidental protection as well as T0VCUU0." deviswx iii;a.innixa laxd. I.arantio (Wyo.) apodal: Ono of tho most Important decisions aver rendered lit this territory was delivered to-day by Hon. Jacob Illulr, sitting as United States judge in tho case ot the United States vs. J. 11. Simpson, indicted at this term of court tor perjury on two counts. Simpson had taken up n Inincsteiul entry in thu stato of Wisconsin, afterward commuted It to a cash untry, moved to this territory, en tered a homestead here, swearing in prov ing up that hohad never madoa homestead entry prior to thu one made In this terri tory. . The point involved wits whether or not 1110 homestead entry iniulo in Wiseon- Hin ami afterwards commuted exhausted jus rigniH under tno homestead law. .ludgo ltlalr instructed that Simpson's entry in "WiBconBlu,dld not exhaust his rights under tiiu homestead law and In re-entering In this territory lie did not commit neriiirv. Tltls is tho lirst tlitto thu question was ever raised lit 1 no courts o tills territory and, Jin far as known, the tlrst (into ever raised. The caso has attracted much attention. Judge lllair'ri opinion is long and exhaus tive. Tho rights of sottlew under tho vari ous land laws is fully discussed. Tho de cision meets general approval. Members ot tho bar especially osproas satisfaction. A HAIXMLKSS CttAXK. Cleveland dispatch: Sinco lust August, Mm. Garlleld, wife ot tho Into president, luts been greatly annoyed at her country J101110 in Mentor, by the receipt ol letters ot udvlco, etc., from u person Diguing himself 8. A. llodde. Yesterday ho appeared (or thu second time at the Garfield farm house mid being reflated permission to sue Mrs, (Juiluld he cursed all tiiu members of thu family, lie was followed from thu house Mild later placed under arrest nt Pulnc. villa, lloddo U thirty-eight years of ago, 11 native of Holland uud formerly lived at Fort Wane, J mi. After an Inquest in lunacy, thu iudiw decided thut lloddo whs vol of MUlllcleiitly unsound mind to wurrnut Ids Incarceration in an uvyluin, He was eut to tho county poor houso for suta Jtj4Bg. T11E uxws 1'Actrta mttcr0RS' IVhut Then Uare to Say In Iftctr Annual Ite Hrt to the Interior Department. The annual report ot the bonrd ot gov ernment directors of the Union I'ncillc rail way was made pnblic on llio 30lh by the secretary of tho interior. During the nine months ended Sept. 30, 188G, tho Income of the lines forming the Union Pacific sys tem amounted to $8,118,020, while tho ex penditures were $5,420,092. During the corresponding nlno months in 1S85, the in coma amounted to 7,0(50,008, while ex penditures wcro 55,707.830; United States requirements for the nine months in 1880, placed against the surplus, were $500,000, and for tlicnlnetnoiithslul885wcre $780, 08'J; so that the balance ot surplus in the first niucinonlliBof 1880, less United Slates requirements, amounted to $2,188,027, ngninst $475,282 during (lie correspond ing period of 1885. A corporation statement ot funded and other debts of llie.entiro system covering a period of twenty-one months shows rapid improvements, llio directors say, in the llnauclal position ot tho company. From this statement tho following figures are taken: December 31. 1881. tho funded debt ot tho system in tho hands of tho public amonnled to $1-14,017,017; bonds of the company in its treasury, $3,407,487; floating debt, $3,237,007; total debt, $151,354,231. Deducting S20.250.009. land grant assets, there remained nt that dato a debt 111 "xt-ess ot land assets amounting to $122,007,332. December 31, 1885, (he slnteiucnt shows tho debt in excess 01 land grant n pro is at that ditto placed at $30,052,5)5!) to havo been -?1 18, 144.801. and Sentoinber 30, 1880. tho total funded dobt is placed at $147,087, 400, with casli resources amounting to $2,772,004, and land grant assets amounting to $20,013,081, thus leaving the debt ot tho company in excess of land grunt linnets on tho latter dato of $115,- 270,505, or about $7,250,000 less than on December 31, 1881. The directors sn v in their report that it must be borno In mind that the Union I'ariile company lias' completely changed in its character and its sources of revenue within the Inst tew years. Jt was built as a transcontinental lino and expected to do rlyo its support principally front trans continental business, hut that busi ness hits recently been so divided by tho completion ot competing lines, ot which thero, aro now six, that it furnishes lint 7)4 per cent of th road's revenue. Llko all tho other great railroads ot t lie west, the Union Pacific must in future look almost entirely to the development of its local business for its principal revenue. Jt must occupy and develop promptly llio territory naturally tributary to its trunk line, or see this taken possession of by rival lines and bo lett without business enough to support its main stems, its rival Hues are alert, rich and enterprising and ato iintrnmmolcd in their ability to raiso liiuils, give guarantees and construct, buy or lease other roads. It will be for the best interests of tiiu gov ernment, tho director in this connection add, ami greatly nromoto tho growth and development of tho territory served by the Union Pacific to have the government place tills road in 1111 ouuully favornblo position, and 11 number ot additional lines should be undertaken at nn early day in order to tcscrvo to the main lino its duo proportion ot tcriitory. Tho directors, in discussing the vnrious propositions that havo been made for tho settlement ot tho imlohtcd ness to the government, say that sinco sub milling their last report In .litiiuary, 1880, t ho condition ot tho lines hnvo changed inly for tho hotter. Tho Hunting debts havo been entirely paid nil, the bonded debt reduced and about 100 tulles of new and valuable feeders have been built. Tho property ns a whole is otgreat and increas iug value. Criticisms upon tho value ot any ol its branch lines, considered ns hide pendent, roads, are ' misleading, and it should also be borne in mind, they say, that in a few years tho falling due ot tho 0, 7 and 8 per rent bonds in very largo amounts will afford opportunities to effect a very important saving In interest In itio Issttoot now bonds at a much lower rate. Should the government, in any event, as ttiimo ow nershlp ot the system it could easily take tip all outstanding bonds with 11 3 per cent government bond, which would reduce tho llxed charges more than ouo-liiilf. It seems, therefore, to tho government directors beyond 11113' reiiHouablo question that the hecurity which tho government will havo for its debt is abundantly sulllcient. They therefore recommend tho passage ot tho bill now ponding in c ingress uuiiulmously leiiorteil bv the house eonimitte on Paeillc railways, which provides for tho liuiil ml . . . . . . . jusliiient of tho debt in seventy years ot 1,007,000 a year in somi-aunuiil pay ments. In closing their report the board ot directors express trust in tho imrnoso and innrlu-d ability ot tho present managers 01 the present company, whatever the former inanagouient was, or what cave rise to a lack of coulideuce and friendliness to it, and they think It high time in the interest of a right understanding by the govern iiieut so important to the right handling nl the important interest in the company to draw tho lino at the present mnniuic- meiit mid present ownership. Its manage meat now U hoiii-at, economic and able. And thoso fads they say entitle it to ho dealt with without prejudice or disfavor. ill! H AS WEAK FlXAXLTAIJ.r. Chicago special: Fred. A. Hill, tho phe nomenal grain plunger, who used to stand in the wheat pit and sell 2,000,000 bushels ot wheat as nonchalantly as licum or Cuduliy or Armour might, hnqo done, hits disappeared from view. His disappear ance wtts marked, for there were 11 hun dred people looking for him. For days ami days ho has stood in tho wheat pit and sold all tho wheat that anybody want ed to buy. It dlil not make any dilleronco whether it was 100,000 bushels, or 500,- 000 or 1,500,000. lio Idled the bulls up solid, substantial bulls who hud 11101103' to pay for what they bought, esleitlay wheat wont up 2 cents u bushel. Hill is supposed to have boon short about 1,000,- (too bushels. "Calls" on which ho hud ro lled heretofore ho was without and so ho went broke. It Is presumed that the $20, 000 or so which ho had was wiped out in the advance ot yesterday. Olllchil notice was given from the callorv before tho oneu- ing this morning to rlosh out all his open trades. Hill's failure temporarily closes tho most remarkable career ot this long season of depres-tl'iu. Ho was everywhere suspected ot being weak financially, ami numbers 01 conservative operators re fused cither to trade with him at all or limited their business with him to small figures, yet ho onculv operated on a hireer scale than any other person In tiiu wheat pu, ami lor (lays ami days, protected by jiuts and calls, actually controlled tho price ol wheat for this region by soiling millions of wind to nil who desired to buy. Somo bailiffs at LUtowrl, Ireland, seized a uutuberf cattle iu an action for rent A mob of four hundred men Interfered, aud tho police aMiaioti uie uaiiurn. inoniou was dltiteriicd by bayonets ami batont. after several of iu member had been wounded. Xo reciprocity treaty iliould be ratlflcA which doc not coctalu a clauto lurrcuderlug WlgB'n. Jlurtwgton Frt J'rtu. BTituaa) am) hoycotts. Oco-.w bays Xt is -Vol by Xltclt- Use Utnt Tntklwjinen Can P-'.n0 Thetr BlahU. New Haven dispatch: Carll'sopora house was crowded to Its utmost capacity to night, thu occasion being the grand rally of the "united labor party, and tho presence of Henry Oeorgo ot Xew York, tho principal speaker ot the evening. Uriel speeches were made by P. J. Lynch, tho labor candidate for innyor of Xcw Haven, and Henry C. Baldwin, ot Xiiugnttick, the well-known ex groenbneker. Henry Goorgo was then in troduced and attcr tho applause had sub- Hided, Mr. George stepped to tho front ot the platform and said: "Ladles and Gentlemen: I thank you for this reception. Men of Xcw Haven, I came here from Xow York to bid you God speed in this movement. You nro taking tho only right wny to purity the ballot. do not know whether you can elect our candidates, and I don't care. Success docs not mean the filling of no oihcc. We did not, meet witli success in our late election In X'ew York, but wo accomplished a work tho news ot which has traveled all over tho laud. Public opinion in the long run will rule. Our politics havo become corrupt because principle has gono out of them. The last national election turned 011a (mention of personal character. Think ot It 11 nation ot 00,000,000 of people haggling over tho personal character fit two rival candidates. The work ot tho republican party is done; black slavery is abolished. Itnt the crusndo now begun is a crusade for emancipation ot all mankind, both white and black. At last the labor ing musses nil over tho country aro organ izing. Strikes nnd boycotts, to my mind, aiolike swords and rilles, they nre ugly weapons and although it may bo necessary in nonie instances to resort to them, it is not by the uso ot cither thu workingnicu can secure their rights. Ail over tho coun try 11 great awakening ol minds lias been going on, but tlieso thoughts have been crude until recently, when they have began to ci.vstulizo. The real heart of the labor question lies in the land question. Your candidate for mayor has told you that for over thirty years lie has earned his bread by the sweat of his brow. There wtts somo iipphtuso, but it was limited. Men do not applaud thoso who earn their living in Hint way. The good things ot life, tho riches and amusoments, are not for work tnguien. It is not natural for men to like work. I never saw men looking for work becnuso they liked work, and yet we havo iniisnivo protective laws to keep work in the country. Wo aro building im monso ships of war that wo do not want nnd wo aro told that wo may need them sometime, and at any ruto "work is fur nished for thousands. Well, if wo burned up houses, wo would furnish men work rebuilding them. Xo man has 11 right to demand work 01 another. !o man has right to say to another that lie must or must not employ a certain man. What we must do is to produce a condition of things mat win inruisli an opportunity lor nil to work. Unr civilization now docs not give this. It absolutely denies it. W have abolished slavery and boast of oilr splendid country, when tramps abound ami tho alms houses aro full. 1 was read lag to-night of a new alms houso that was being constructed in a western city. this house is to bo a tramps' room, which is to tie constructed so that it can bo Idle with water and tho tramps forced to pump It out 01-drown. What is a tramp? Ho is an American citizen: lie will not work and ho will vote, and tho rich man who runs for ofllco will buy his vote. It is tho ver. rich and tho very poor ninn wo fear. Whnt a ridiculous thing it is to tax houses. Are there too many houses in this country? Iteforring to Ids well-known principle Unit taxation should rail upon laud values and that no individual should own land to tho exclusion of a community's right tlieroiu Mr. George continued: "What right havo thoso who are dead in land on lids continent? About as much right as a man who has loft a railroad has in tho car that speeds on its way. If want to buy a vacant lot in Now York nut obliged to pay part ot my earnings to somo rich man becnuso thu will ot somo dead Kuglish king, who uover set 11 foot in tills country, says so. What foolishness You enter a railroad car, and you find all the seats filled with bundles. You attempt to sit, down and you aro told tho sent is engaged. 011 ask how it canio to be en gaged, and you aro told it was bought Irom the poison that alighted at thostu Hon. There is just us much sonso in the cat- illustration as there is ot selling of laud lor molding purposes. "There ought to be no such thing as star vation when the greatgranaries aro all full The great Creator has put enough in this world for all. Kqunlity of opportunity is what is needed, Justice is what wo want "What you aro doing in tills election is to elovato principles. J hone 110 truo demo- crnt or republican will fail to voto for your labor candidates. It you cannot elect them, como an near as 3-011 can. Your in lluence will bo exerted for tho good men ot ew Haven, and doyour duty and lot it go lortli to the world thatl onuocticut is wnk- ing up to tho cause of labor. A Til K.1R.V ntll'S UiAV. Xew ork dispatch: A man named Wii ham Kurt jumped into -the river front ltrooklyn bridge about 1:40 o'clock this afternoon. An 03-0 witness, who was 011 tho Dover street pier, said to a reporter. "I was looking up at tho bridge and saw 11 man gut over tho railing next to the lamp post outside the Xew York tower, Ho clung to the rail for a minute and then let go. Ho turned two somersaults in tho air and fell on his back iu tho water aud disappeared at onco. Tho water seemed to suck him in and tho spray splashed up several feet in tho nir. Very few people were on the bridge nt the t mo. but several hundred gathered in 11 few moments aud there was great excitement. Tho captain of the lighter steamed out and picked up Jvtirx w ho had been under the water about live minutes. When picked up ho was frothing at the mouth nnd too exhausted to speak. His fare had a yellow look and ins eyeH were glassy and vacant in ex pression. When the lighter readied tho wharf Kurr was placed iu an express wagon aud taken to the Ui ambers street hospital. He told tho olllcer in charge of the police station to where he was lirst taken that ho wanted to commit suicide lie complained of a pain in his head ami began to rave. At thu hospital he was lotiiui to imsuiiering irom the shock of the concussion. It Is thought ho will rccovnr. lieu usked his reason tor tho pimp he re. plied: "1 wish 1 was dead." oicriiioMA to 111: o vexed. Rr.n Foht, I. T.,Xor. Sa-Csptaln Haifa of uie Mini cavalry camo In last evening fiom Sac anil Fox agency and the southwest, where he has been moving; Oklahoma Ikxiiiicm oft forbidden lands, llo statei that the Indian department has concluded to locate the Comanche, Clieycniies, Arapahoe, Kcwance aud thu Wichita east of the nliielv.Hlihtl, decree of longitude, which embraces Okla noma. This, will settle that part of the country a belny open to white settlement Chicago capitalists hnvo commissioned Mr. 1, T, Nicholson to draw designs for an other live stock wnrehouso at the union stock yards ut Oiimltn. It is estimated that tho enterprise will cost $175,000. BnilOVDED LX MXSTERY. ChavltM Springer the Victim, but the Atfajsln 3Iay Xerer be ICnoicn. Kixsas Citt, Mo., Nor. 25. The Tima says: A murder that promises to be as mys terious as the celebrated Conway murder case was perpetrated In "Curly'slacc," a saloon on Lydla avenue, between Fourth and Fifth streets between 11 o'clock and midnight last night. Charles Springer, tho bartender, was the victim, but who the assassin Is may, front the peculiar circumstances ot the case, never be known. Tho story of the murder is given herewith: . At about midnight Lewis Shane, alias Curly, the proprietor ot the saloon, who had been to the clgarmakcrs-ball at the Casino, drove up to the saloon In Landis hack Xo. 1U7 with his little daughter. He entered the saloon aud iounu nn 01a man named rrcil curclllti?, an assistant In the saloon, asleep behind the stove. Xot seeing Springer Mr. Slmue aroused Curcllius and akcd him where Charley, meaning Springer, was. The old man looked around and replied "I guess he has cone out." Mr. Shane then went behind the bar and saw Springer eircicneu oui on tne noor, wun 1113 Drains ooz ing from n bullet wound In his head. Leaving his little daughter, Mr. Shane ran out of the faiooii anil called to U10 back driver to call for the police stating that Charley was dead. .Mr. Biiane nimscii ran down to Kchoc's sa loon at the corner ot Fifth and Lydla, about 0J feet dHtant, and bursting In U)kui a crowd of men w ho wcro engaged in a rallle horrified tuetn oy cxciaimtug, "tor liod's sake tele phone for the police, Charley Is killed." WII nam manic teiepnoned to Uie central police station, and Xo, 1 patrol wagon with Rounds man Grlflhi, Police Sunrcon Wood and fcevc' ral other jxillccmen on hoard was at Uc scene of the murder n few moments later. The patrol wagon left the central station at nciwecn jsua ami o'clock, it went at the full speed of thu horses and arrived at Curly's place within live minutes from tho time it started. Surgeon Wood found Springer where he had fallen. The heart was still pal pitating iiiinuy, and tne body was still warm, In Dr. Wood's opinion lie could not have been shot over thirty minutes after he examined the body. There was a bullet wound on the left side of tho head about two Inches back ot the forehead, and the bullet had ranged downward and backward toward tne ear. Under the bar was a tfJ-caliher revol ver which Houndsman Grillln examined and found had not been loaded for somo time The body was lying doubled up back of the bar wliero It hod fallen. It was removed to the central station and thence to tho morgue. Police SlirL'eon Wood, with tlin enslininrv presence of mind, took tho precaution to take most of the !miortaut witnesses to the central station, and from them the facts which rend -rs the murder such a mysterious ono were asccr tallied. There had been a rafllc at "Curlv's nlacc. where Springer was murdered, as well as at Kchoc's. One witness states that ho left Curly's at about 11 o'clock and a number of men were still there whose names ho did not Know. At about vj o'ciocic .Mr. thane, or "Curlcy," discovered tho old man Curcllius sleeping behind the stove and Sprlii'rer mur dered behind the bar. Curcllius stated that ho was sleeping most of the night, heard no pistol shot and knew nothing of the murder till Mr. Shane woke him up. Mr. Shane states thut no found empty glasses and a whisky bottlo etandiug on the counter as If Sprinccr had set them out to give some one" a drink. Suspicion naturally points to 0111 man uurcinus, nut it only needs a talk with him to convinco anyone that he. as he claims, was asleep. He Is u simple, half witted nut man, wno was employed to stay around tho saloon at night and relieve Springer if necessary. He says there were still several persons in 1110 caioou wnen 110 went usieep. Ills! appa rent simplicity, his entire lack ol motive and his straight story seems to excul pato hint. Hcsldes, the fact of the empty glasses, apparently set out fur somo one to take a drink, which was never taken, the fact that the wound In Snrlncrer's head showed that ho was shot while stooping seems to in dicate that the murderer was somo one who came In nnd ordered 11 drink anil while Sprln gcr wns stooping bade ol the bar to get out a water pitcher or something elsj the person shot him over the bar nnd escaped. What tho mo tive was Is n mystery. Xo one hi the vicinity heard the shot and the old man was not awakened. 1 ho murder must have been com mitted between sometime nftcr 11 o'clock and midnight, ns one witness left several men in the saloon nt 11 o'clock, and tho body was dis covered before midnight. luo bullet was shot from Si caliber revolver. MISCELLAXEOUS XEH'S XOTES. Calvin Patterson, a brlckmaker, was killed by the Lexington branch train on the Missouri Pacific Tuesday morning at the Pleasant street crossing hi Independence, Mo. The body was terribly mangled, several limbs being torn ofr, the head nearly separated from the' body and the brains scattered for some distance along inu iracK. The directors of the Atchison, Topcka and Santa Fe road are carefully considering the scheme of extending northward to Chicago. Thu surveyed routes range from 430 to 400 miles tho bonds to he issued will run fifty years at o per ceut. David Fender, of Clinch county, Georgia, who recently died at the age of 100, made his collln of pitch-pine before the outbreak of the re uei 1 1011 una preserved it uutu bis dcatu. The South Pittsburgh Railway and Iron com pany Is about to issue stock and bonds of $1,000,000 each to purchase 27,000 acres of lauu m noriuwesicru Alabama. Charles 0. Ferris, the bogus TIchhorne claimant, is about to bo taken from Xew York to San rrnndseo by a deputy marshal to an swer 1111 Indictment, for inuUliig faUe allldavlt to secure a pension. Alfred Eubnuks, who died thirty years ago nt Madison, Georgia, left n plantation valued nt $20,000. Eight brothers who claimed the property have ever since kept up litigation. l nree survivors have just been paid eacn, uie rest uavitig gono to lawyers. iicorgo K. .McNeill, chairman 01 an assem bly of Kulglits of Labor In Boston, offer to run for mayor on a pledge of seven thousand votes, jicnrv ueorgo wm canvass tno city yhen tho signatures shall have been obtained. The strike of cotton operatives at Ghent, lieigium, lias produced Intense excitement. 1 tip stukers are not permitted to hold a dem onstration; tho master have asked the com munal council for protection, aud regular iiuous are hem 111 readiness tor service. HELD WITHOUT HAIL. Crest on special: The coroner's jury re turned a verdict that Nelson, Hogue camo to his dentil from a gun-shot wound in flicted by A. S. Hughes, with felonious in tent, and recommended thnt he bo held for murder without bail. Tho funeral of Nel son Hogue took place from St. Mnlnchy'a Catholic church this morning, tho Rev. Ste phen Lynn, 0. S. B., officiating. Thero wns a large attendance nt the church and along funeral cortege followed the remains to their lust resting place. Mr. Hoguo was a good heurledniid popular man. and his un timely ami tragic death is deeply deplored by nil classes ot citizens. His widow and children have the sympathy ot the commu nity in their terrible bereavement. Yester day wns a sad Thanksgiving, not only to tho widow and fatherless family ot Mr. Hogue. but to tho murderer's fum lv as well. Hughes' wife is an estimable woman. ami ho has f iur chddieu, tho youngest an infant, who by reason of their father's tor- nuie irinie, nro deprived of support, and, in a measure, ot tho public svniimthv. Th family of tho murderer aro greatly to be pitied iu their nulleringi from an net for iilch they wero in no wise responsible. The Mlselsslppl penitentiary and one tbous- nd convicts arc about to bo transferred for six jear. to the Gulf and Ship Inland railroad compauy,fort20,(XJrwauilumandexpeuica. LATEST FROM JIM CVMMIXQS. lie Glrct llhnsef Deail Atray In a Letter to a Mobertu Man. Moberly (Mo.) special: The Daily Head light, of thin city, to day received a letter from Jim Cummlngs which has excited n good dent of Interest lit police circles, and may possibly afford a clue by which the robbers of the Adams express company may be traced and detected. The letter enme through the mails in the regular way, reaching here at noon on the Wabash train from the west, the envelope, n common one, nddressed in open backhnnd, "Editor Headlight, Moberly, Mo." It was post marked at Council Bluffs. lit., November 24, 8:30 p. 111., both the post mark and the stamp cancellation evidently being genuine postoflico work. The letter is written upon a sheet of noto paper, legal fold. Tho penmanship is the same open backhand seen in the letters to tho St. Louis tinners nnd shows in the circulars sent out b- the express company and tho detective association. It rend as follows "Omaha, Neb., Nov. 22, 1880, "To the Editor ot the Hendlight: "I was inyour city on the 4th of Septem ber, and I guess thnt Jim Black well twill recollect my visit there to the tune ot $120, When I get things straightened out I will send him the amount, as I only took it, as a loan. If. lint had known that I wns tho original Jim Cummlngs that was to do up Fothcringhntu ho would not hnvo taken so much stock in mo. I needed some money to got the thing-) rendy for tho robbery of the express company, (live my regards to llio old bloke, Kiely, nnd tell him if ho had had any wealth with him that night I would have borrowed it from him. But I don't need any now, as I have just got S52.500 of tho express cnmpnny'D money left, having spent S500 since I wrote the Globe-Deinocrnt. Holy smoke! but I am having a good time! Tell Kiely I will yet semi bun a race horse that can bent any thing in the west outside of Corrigan's sta hies, lours. Jim Cummixos." Xow conies a h!stor3" ot events thnt give Importance to the above. On tho 4th of September hist, three days beloro tho opening 01 the .Moberly lair, there camo to the Merchants hotel iu this city three suspicious looking men who gave their names' respectively as Itiley, Byan and Wilson. Itiley approached tho land lord, James J. Blackwell, and protessed to Know mm, saying that he bad stopped with him when ho kept hotel at Slater, Mo., and alluded to some incidents which satisfied Blackwell that the story was true. They professed to have a lot of horses'nt t lie Moberly fair grounds which could beat anything in tho west except Corrigan's, and proposed to give Black- well pointers, so lie could win a large sum of money on the races during tho fair. 'i.lio3' were genial fellows, and soon mgrati atcd themselves thoroughly into tho good grace ot the landlord and the horsemen who mado hendniinrlcrs about the hotel They spent money freelv- at tho bar, and could talk horse with tho most experienced jockoy. During tho evening Itiley stated that ho wns about out of change, nnd asked Blackwell to cash 11 $10 chock on tho Lxchange bank. Ho wrote tho check aud received tho 11101163-. This they also spent in treating and finally pot tho landlord well under tho 111 lluence 01 Honors. i;iinng the evening .Marshal Lynch Intel noticed tho trio in a crowd on tho street nnd had spotted them ns crooks. He followed them to tho hotel, and seeing Kiley 111 closo conversation with Blackwell asked tho bartender who they were. Tho bartender replied: "Oh, lie is nn old acquaintance wiio has horses hero for tho hair." This iillncd the suspicion of tho marshal nnd ho wont nwny. Beforo midnight t ho jolly horseman got Blackwell out tor a quiet tnlk on some beer kegs nenr the back door 01 tho barroom. Here ho becamo unconscious and when he awoko his friends hud disappeared and likewiso S120, which ho had placed in his pocket Immediately attcr securing Biackwell'a 11101103- Ilitey entered tho hotel ollice by tho Iront door and approaching the clerk ol- fored tho $10 nnd tho checks which had been laid iu tho safe to await tho opening 01 the bnnk next dnj Kiloy then ilisai, tieared and neither ho nor his associates havo been seen hero since. Now, when the descriptions wero pub lislied of tho express robbers at St. Louis, Jlluckwcll at once recognized them as tho confidence men, Bile3 Itynn and Wilson, who had lleeced 111111 out 01 his 11101103-. Ho mentioned it to the chief ot police, mid he also statei that the description is tho same, Bile3- corresponding to Jim Cum tilings, while Wilson and Itynn represent respective- Xo. 1 and Xo. 2 of his suppose assailants. It is also remembered distinctly that tho check wns written in the snmo backhand w hicli characterized tho letters to tho St Louis papers and to tho Daily Headlight, and it is hoped thnt this link in tho chain 01 evidence may result 111 locating tho ex. press robbers. The man Kiely alluded to is John Kiely, a painter, 01 this iny and an cxcollent gen tlotuan, but somen hat nddicted to drink. and they wero vcr3- sociul with him while nerc. COXSUr.Alt SA I. A HIES. Wnshlncton special: If the foreign af fairs committee lias followed the sugges tions of the state department iu the prep aration of the diplomatic and consular ap propriation bills, somo revolutionary changes will bo made iu tho service, thut is if tho bill passes. Tho Chinese- mission is clovated to the lirst rank with London, Paris, Berlin nnd St. Petersburg. Belgium nnd the Argentine llepublh- i.ro raised to third-class missions, at 10,000, and tho sslnry of tho minister resident and consul general to Corea !s doubled. Secretaries of legal Inn are furnished to all embassies which liave not nt iii-i-sent that useful at) nendnce. nnd iu addition four secretaries ot locution at Inrze are provided for. Xearly nil the consulates below SO.000 nre in creased front 5500 to $1,500 per annum each. The consulates of class 7 at $1,000 are transferred bodily to class 5 at $2,000, nnd iu compliance with Senator Beck s amendment to the last appropriation bill, estimates are submitted lor nxeii salaries for a largo number ol commercial agents, consuls and consular agents now nuld bv fees. The now snluried officers, this proposed number thirty-tour in the Itrilisu nonunion", on-iio in ici lining , In Prance, six in Spain nnd ten in other countries, at salaries ranging from SI. 500 up to 52,500. There are no con sular salaries below $1,500 hi the whols schedule, Under the present law there nre twenty $1,000 consulships, 'a lie entire appropria tion suggested by the estimate amount to 51,034,000, against $1,350,000 under ex isting laws. A TERHIBLE TRAGEDY. Loulsvillo dispatch: A Times specinl nys: A report bus reached Williamsburg, Ky., that the Poo family, thought to havo been destroyed by fire iu Knox county a month ago, wero murdered by Xelghbor and Ids concubine, whom the Poes had blighted. The ten-yenr-old sou of Xoiglibor says tho father cut the throats ot each of eight people whilo Uwy slept and that his mother drugged tho bodies to the middle of the room nnd Bet them on tire. On tho boy's statement arrests and investigation followed nnd urtlcies belonging to the Poe family wcro found i it tho house of tho bus- 3 l"Tu ,r ov l.rBourbon ofrif. In Bourbon IT SOME WASIIIXaTOX 20SSIT. Admiral Porter 1ms submitted to the secretary of the niivy a report and sug gestions for promoting tho clllciency of the nnv3. Ho considers tho question of homo defense ot vastly more Importance thiiu thnn tiny other connected with tho subject. Tho navy requires a vessel of 0,000 to S.000 tons nnd nineteen nnd a half knots, ono ot 5,000 tons nnd nineteen knots nnd one of 3,000 tons nnd eighteen knots. Every j-cnr three or four tlouble-turrettctl monitors should be constructed whether nn3 cruisers ho built or not. The admiral is in favor of tho government encouraging the private ship yards of the country uud ndvocntes permanent iron ship-building yards. Tho compilation of tho congressional committee reports, prepared by thentithor It3 of congress nnd under tho direction ot Mnjor T. II. McKee, wero ready on tho 29th for inspection 113- Senator Manderson, tho chairman, nnd other members of tho print ing committee. Thu compilation oil the part of the house consists of 355 volumes, of which ninct3'-threo nro devoted to tho reports ot select committees and 242 to tho rcgulnr standing committees. Tho work begins with the Fourteenth congress, ns the burning of tho capitol by the British in llio war of 1812-15 destroyed the con gressional reports and documents prior to that period. The president appointed TlioninH F. Ashby, of Itivcrton, Neb., register ot tho hind ofllco nt Bloomingtoii, vice Simon W. Switzer, resigned. Acting Suhoeon Gknehal B.ixrint ot the army has submitted his nnnunl report to the secretary of war. The report shows for the arni3- a 3'ear of exceptional freedom from disease, although it has been ono oT unusual hardships and nctivity for tlto troops stationed on the southwestern frontier. Tho men ot Irish birth annulled the highest inortaliiy rate, English stood noxt and Germans third. General StirKiti.Ti:.i)i:.VT Kimbam., in his annual report, presents n very interest ing account of tho operations of tho bureau during tho last fiscal 3-ear. At tho closo of thoyonrtho lifo saving establishment em braced 211 stations, 105 being on tho Atlantic. 3S on the lakes, 7 on the Pacific nnd 1 at the fulls of the Ohio at Louisville. Tho number of tho disasters to vcsscU within tho field ot station operations du ring the 3-ear was 322. Thero were on, board these vessels 2,720 persons, of whom 2,099 wcro saved, and 27 IobI. The- number of shipwrecked persona who re ceived succor at tho station-) was S07, and to whom 2,000 days of relief in the nggrognto was offered. The estimated value of tho vessels involved in tho disasters wns 54,228.320, and that of their cargoes $2, 073,805, making tho value of the propertj imperiled $G,502,135. Of this amount 5, 073,078 was saved, and $1,420,057 lost. Tho number of vessels totnllj' lost was SS. Suit. Belt,, ot the foreign mail ofllco re ports a dispatch from tho postmaster gen eral ot Belgium, informing the department that tho United States mail for Russia, whilo passing through that country last niglrt was robbed of 141 registered pack ages. Tins is behoved to havo been tho mail that left Xow York on tho 17th on the steamer Elder and lett London for St. Petersburg on tho 20th. A.AltVlUST ASSASSIXS. Chicago, Iu,., Nov. 23. Thursday night Harry Gilmer, the witness who gave evidence at the recent trial of the anarchists directly Implicating Spies and Schwab In the throwing of the hay market bomb, was shot at while on the threshold of his home, and tbo bullet passed between his legs, lodging in the bot tom of the door. Thu shot was llrnd at a dis tance of less than ten feet, and the assassin's precipitancy was the only thing that saved the ui.eii's inc. Thanksgiving. Gilmer had been down town. and had seen the bulletins in the newspaper offices to the effect that n Miperscdeas had been granted the anarchists, and freely de nounced the action of the judge. He thinks he must have been followed home b some an archist sympathizer who was iu thu crowds surrounding the bulletin boards ami over heard his remarks. As he stooped to put tho key in the outer door he heard 11 cliclc. as If ' some one was opeulng the gate. He straight ened up, and at the same Instant he heard the report of a pistol almost at the back of his head, and tllen he saw the groove plowed iu the door bv the bullet. As lie turned ho s.w a man ilasu donn the 11 1 ley, it 11 d immediately gave chase, revolver fu hand. Tho cartridge did not explode, although several attempts to shoot were made by him. The attempted as sassin llually escaped. Gen. Sheridan's Llttlo Joke. Gen. Sheridan is something of a wag. Ho 3oea not often let his sense of humor appear (n hU official action, but the other day he ap parently was unable to resist the temptation to indulge in a dry military Joke at the expense of the philanthropist of the east. The question having arisen us to what the war department should do with tho Apache cutthroats who were m.ide prisoners of war by Gen. Miles, the lieutenant general commanding the army said he thought this would be a good chance to let the friends of poor Lo, who are so much op posed to placing hint under tho control of tin army, become more Intimately acquainted with him. 1 fancy, writes Doun I'iatt In The istilnntoH Ciuiital, ho must have had Siiia- tor Dawes and somo of my Boston fi lends par ticularly 111 mind, for hogravtfi ' recommended to Secretary Ludlcott that fltrotilnto and Ids ns4M-intiw hhntllil hi, lirnv-.ilil vrlth .1 litvirillnn ,u:l0e j nie vielnllv of iJoston. aud he sug gsted that Fort Warren would he a good place for them. The genial secretary did not see the joke at first, and so he proceeded to in quire of the officers having especial charge ot the fortifications In Boston harbor in regard to t ho accommodations for the Indians from Arizona which could be found there. He soon learned that it would he Impracticable to keep them in tho casements of any of the forts, and that the only plaeo to put them would he In some wooden buildings otitlde of Fort War ren. It was then suggested to him by one of his military ndvUcrs that It this wcro donn some eiitcrprlslug mauager ot a dime museum in In lit come along In a rouboat, get hold of (iclftulmo and his companions, and exhibit them to the eager public at 10 cents a head. When the i-ubicct was fully Investigated It whs found that the Boston forts would uot do at all, while there were other posts tin t would fnrnUli Minnie teciirltv. Fort Pickens, 'r. Flor ida, seemed to be an Ideal place for them, as there Is no .po.-MUlilty of their oeape from that locality. Gradually It liegan to dawu ou the high official mind that lieu. Sheridan was having a little fuu st the excnse of the Iu-illait-lovers, and so tho tribe of scalpers front the southwest will not become residents of .Massachusetts at present. But for a day or two it looked very much as If they would be tuus disposed of by the war department. Baldwin Gardiner, president of tho Pacific stock board at Sau Francisco, has dlsapiwared. He owes fcWO.OOO. inalulv to customer. Bam Meyeus. living near GIencoo,Miau a horso valued at $200 so badly cut iu a barb wire fence- that It la thought it cannot recover.