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PL A TTSM OUTII, CASS COUNTY, NEBRASKA. THURSDAY. AUGUST 7. 1890
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VOL. XXVI. NO. 21.
THE GATES AJAR.
Final Preparations for Kemra-
ler's Lightning Change.
AN ANXIOUS CKOWI) IN A 171! URN.
Die Doctor Sont to lied Last Night with
Only a Vague Idea as to the Preclw
Time of Electrocution Even Now the
ti4ti May Be Closed.
- Auburx, N. Y., Aug. 6. Late last
aight it was decided to postpone the ex
ecution of Keinmler until some time to
day. Electrician E. A. Kreiger of Corn
ing will be Mr. Davis' assistant in the
management of the electrical apparatus.
Dr. V. L. Jenkins of New York, Dr.
O. A. Jenkins of Buffalo, Dr. Tracy C.
Becker of Buffalo, Dr. Louis Balch of
Albany, and Dr. Ilenry Argue of Corn
ing arrived yesterday afternoon. All
of the witnesses from abroad are here,
with the exception of Mr. McMillan,
who cannot come. At 7 o'clock last
evening, the hour announced for the
conference of the witnesses, Warden
Durston was in the lobby of the Os
borne house in conversation with some
friends. He remained there until 7 :3),
when he went to the prison in company
with Electricians Barnes and Huntley.
It was nearly 8 o clock when the wit
nesses summoned by the warden assem
bled in the warden's office. A curious
crowd had gathered without the walls.
Young faces and old were pressed
aeainst the heavy iron bars on either
side of the gateway. Little groups of
newspaper correspondents were scat
tered about alone: the pavement. The
electric light in front of the prison
sharply outlined the bright green ivy
clinging to the dull gray wall. There
was a dim Jight in the execution room
in the prison basement, a brighter light
in the warden s omce on the nrst noor.
But there was no appearance of unusu
al activitv within the prison walls.
Once or twice two or three of the wit
nesses came out on the broad landing
and sat looking at the crowd outside,
which seemed to afford them much
Inside the warden's office a consulta
tion was being held about the arrange
ments for the autopsy and the most
V appropriate time for holding the execu-
'. tion. Un the hrst point mere were iew
differences of opinion. Dr. Daniel of
.-C Buffalo, one of the best known surgeons
, in the United States, had come prepared
with all the instruments necessary for
the work. Dr. Southwick suggested
that Dr.Damel could better do the actual
work on the autopsy and Dr. Spitzka
and Dr. McDonald were chosen his
assistants, with the understanding that
Dr. Spitzka would make a special exam
ination or the. nerve tissues, it was
suggested also that Dr. Jenkins of New
York be called in as consultant.and this
doubtless will be done. When the dis
cussion of the second point at issue was
taken up there was wide divergence ox
of opinion. Some favored holding the
execution during the day, while others
suggested that if tills was done it would
be necessary to stop all the machinery
in the building to turn the power on
the dvnamo. Warden Durston was
asked about this Mechanical difficulty,
but without replying to the question, he
said that the doctors would better retire
after the conference, leaving their
addresses with him, and whenever he
wanted them he would send for them.
The time of execution was thus left in
When the conference was at an end,
thewarden askedjthe party, to go with him
to the execution room. The electricians
under direction of Mr. Davis, were al
ready there putting in place the volt
meter, which the warden tooft to JNew
York to be repaired last Friday, and
which Mr. Davis brought with himjin the
morning. The dynamo was running in
the machinery room, and when the volt
meter had been adjusted the current
was turned on and off several times,
and the double row of incandescent
lamps on the wall were thrown in and
out of circuit to demonstrate the cur
A Mr. Davis said the meter did not work
ts satisfactorily as he would have
wished, afid that he would "have to
make some changes in it. The doctors
left Mr. Davis and his assistants at work
on the meter, and at 9:20 they left the
big building and returned to the hotel.
Invitation to tbe Press.
Auburn, N. Y., Aug. 6. Shortly
before 11 o'clock last night invitations
were issued to F. W. Mack of the
Associated Press and George Grantham
Bain of the United Press to attend the
f execution in the capacity of witness.
The warden stated that they were not
invited as press representatives, but as
Through a Bridge.
Needles, Cal., Aug. 6. An east
bound freight train was thrown into the
river near Yucca through a washed out
bridge, killing Fireman Wm. Neil and
slightly wounding Engineer Hurshe and
seriously scalding Brakeman Sutton.
After the bridge was repaired the San
Francisco express, which was delayed
by the washout, came along closely fol
lowed by the Los Angeles express, which
had overtaken the San Francisco ex
press. When near Needles, and run
ning fast, a Pullman car on the San
Francisco train jumped the rails, throw
ing the tourist car ahead of it over on
its side. Wm. Neault of San Antonio,
Tex., was severely injured, but the
other passengers escaped with a severe
Concord, N. H., Aug. 6 The report
that Senator . Chandler very ill isex-
direreratea. ne was prostrated witn an
attack of dysentery a week ago last Sat
urday at his summer house in Waterloo,
and tor a day or two was seriously ui.
His physician reiort8 that he was up
and dressed Monday, and whs "doing
nicelv." The senator writes Manager
.Tenks, of The Monitor, that ha is mak
ing slow but satisfactory progress to
ward recovery.. Lloyd Chandler, son
of the senator, says his father was
dressed and out of door.s yesterday
Signed the World's Fair Bill.
Spring field, Ills., Aug. 0. Governor
Fifer signed the world's fair bill.
AT CAMP LINCOLN.
Superior In Banting Second Day of the
Superior, Neb., Aug. 6. The second
lav of the trreat interstate reunion is
tiere and Superior is decked in her gay
sst colors. From almost every building
in the business portion of the city flags
and streamers of bunting are being
wafted to the breeze. Store window
are prettily arranged with exhibits in
the national colors, while everywhere
oictures of the military heroes of the
late war look forth from variously orna
mented frames. Many of the residences
are handsomely decorated to show tneir
occupants' lovaltv on this occasion.
X tie morning was given up entirely
to the reception of veterans and incom
'me troops. The marching of soldiers,
accompanied by martial music, gave a
military aspect to the camp.
The Woman's Relief corps, of Red
Cloud, with Mrs. Kate Pond, president,
and Mrs. Belle Miller, secretary, at
their head, were accompanied in a spe
cial car by 200 residents of that city.
The exercises of the afternoon were
placed in charere of the ladies of this
corps. About 2 o'clock they repaired to
the speakers' stand, where an lnterest-
me programme was carried out. Alter
praver rv tne itev. ttanaaii or xveu
Cloud, Commander Adams introduced
ex-Congressman Liewis iianoacK or us
borne. Kas.. who made a brief address,
and then arave wav to Mrs. Kate Pond,
Addresses were made Dy mrs. iseiie
Miller, Mrs. Kate Judson, Mrs. Cora
Garber and Seret. Cole. Pieces were
NVIli "Wpst. Mrs. Lizzie
Willis. Miss F. Crosby, Miss Nora Nice
and Mrs. A. J. Wood of Burr Oak.while
Mrs. Emma B. Knight gave a history or
the relief corps,
About 6 o'clock a call or tne siates
was nad. xne veterans imeu up m
double rows and then marched off as
their states were called. Iowa had toe
largest number present.
New York, Aug. 6. Armed with a
warrant issued by Justice Murray, of
the Tombs police court, Superintendent
Britton, of the Society for the Enforce
ment of Criminal Laws, arrested Pat
rick Farrellv. manager of the Ameri
can News company, and two of his
clerks. The prisoners were arraigned
before Justice Murray, at the lombs
court, and were paroled in the custody
ot tneir counsel nniupnormng, wucu an
examination will be had. Among tne
books the sale of which brought about
the action of the society are the "Kreut
zer Sonata." bv Tolstoi: the "Clemen-
ceau Case," by Alexander Dumas, and
the "Devil's Daughter." Dy mizac, an
of which are by the society alleged to
be obscene publications.
Tuesday's Base Ball Games.
At Chicago Chioago. 6; Cleveland, 3.
At Cleveland Clevelaad, 6; Chicago, 10.
At Toledo Toledo, 9; Rochester, 0.
At St. Louis St. Louis, 5; Syracuse. 9.
At Columbus Columbus, 19; Athletics, 3
At Louisville Brooklyn, 8; Louisville, 3.
At Omaha Omaha, 8; Milwaukee, 4
At Sioux City Sioux City,0; Dee Mi
Sioux City, ; Dee Moines, 7
At Kansas City Kansas City, 4;
y,; Minn, o.
West End,. Lowo Braxch, N. J., Aug.
8. The mystery in connection with the
unknown barge which was wrecked at
this place a few daysago deepens. A
artist on Harper's Weekly, who was
sketching the wreck, discovered a foot
sticking out of the water. The coroner
was notified. An investigation was at
once made, and four bodies were f ouna.
The name or number ol tne barge can
not be ascertained.
Best at Capa May.
IICapeMay, Aug. 6. The president
did not leave yesterday as expected. He
and Secretary Blaine have derived so
much benefit from their short sojourn
it has been decided to defer their de
parture until to-day. President Ham-
son and postmaster general wana-
- . M 1 ITT
moVor will nmrp&A to Washington
while Secretary Blaine will go t o New
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 6. An
officer found a brown coat, black vest
nd a derbv hat on the bank of the
river, in Prospect park, above the Amer
ican falls. In the pockets were found
letters and business cards, whichl lead
to the belief that the owner was JacaD
J. Kirchner of Brantford. It is be
lieved that he has committed suicide by
going over the falls.
A Young Lady's Sad Death.
Fort Dodge, Aug. 6. Amelia Ker-
hoff, an amiable and accomplished girl
living near Humboldt, accidental shot
herself through the heart while attempt
ing to take a 4J-calibre self-acting re
volver from a pocket in her brother's
coat. Her finger in some way touched
the trigger aud the bullet penetrated
her heart. She was just 5i0 years old.
Goodland, I. T., Aug. 6. Deputy
Marshal W. T. Ladd, having attempted
to arrest Jeff Shoats, a notorious negro
outlaw, a desperate encounter ensued.
as a result of which both men were
A CHINESE WALL.
Another Bill to Keep Out the
PREPARED BY A CALIFORNIA N,
And Alined to Thoroughly Accomplish
What It Propose The House Elections
(ommittce Reports declaring Breck-
inr.rige'rf Seat Vacant.
Washington. Auer. 6. The house
committee on foreign affairs reported
to the house, with a favorable reconi
inundation, a substitute for the bills re
cently introduced to prohibit Chinese
immigration. The substitute is accom
panied by a report prepared by Mr.
Morrow of California. Mr. flitt of
Illinois, the chairman of the committee,
was ' the only member Who dissented
from the committee's action, lie sub
mitted a brief statement to the effect
that he could not assent to the reconi
mendation of the substitute because the
bill is in conflict wr.h a treaty now in
force, to which the faith of the United
States is pledged, and which declares
that the United States may regulate,
limit or suspend such coming or resi
dence, but mav not absolutely prohibit,
A large portion of the report submitted
bv Mr. Morrow is devoted to a review
of anti-Chinese legislation and the
flagrant evasions that have been carried
on bv means of technicalities in the
laws and through other means. Mr,
Morrow, in the report, says that the
reasons for exclusion are many and far-
reaching. He then quotes criminal
statistics showing the great number of
arrests of Chinamen in San Francisco
for offenses against state and municipal
laws, and adds: '-These tacts, which
find corroboration wherever any num
ber of these people are domiciled, dis
prove the fact that they are an moffen
sive and law-abiding class." Further
I on the report save:
I "The fact now that the acts of
and iso4 expire Dy umiiauon at me euu
of ten years troni their respective dates,
and that any interregnum between
their expiration and proper legislation
in pursuance or tne existing poncy
would be availed of by hosts of incom
ing Chinese, and that the whole work
of the preceding decade would be prac
tically undone, makes it necessary that
congress should proceed at once to sup
ply some effective and permanent meas
ure of protection to take the place of
the expiring statutes."
"The purpose or the mil now under
consideration," the report says, "is to
carry into execution the policy of the
government in excluding Chinese immi
gration. It proposes to make the of ex
clusion indefinite, and therefore prac
The committee bill excludes ail
Chinese from landing in the United
States except those persons duly accred
ited to the United States as ministers
plenipotentiary or other diplomatic
representatives, consuls general, con
sular and commercial agents, including
other officers of the Chinese or other
governments traveling upon the busi
ness of that government with their body
and household servants. The visiting
of Chinese immigrants, whether for the
purpose of transit only or otherwise, is
absolutely prohibited. Section 10
directs that hereafter no state or United
States court shall admit Chinese citi
zens, and repeals all laws conflicting
with the act. Chinese now in the
United States and who may at any
t ime hereafter depart from the United
States, as well as all who are now in
the United States, are to be subject to
all provisions, conditions, prohibitions
and penalties of the act.
THE DAY Vf CONGRESS.
The House Elections Committee Declares
Breckinridge's Seat Vacant Tariff in
Washington, Aug. 6. The house
spent most of the day debating the res
olution reported from the committee on
rules, asking the secretary of the navy
for the reasons of the increase of force
at the Kittery navy yard, as a substi
tute for the Cummings resolution of in
quiry. After adopting tne resolution
and receiving the report of the election
committee on the Ulayton-isrecKinnage
case, which declares Mr. Breckinridge's
seat vacant, the general deficiency bill
was taken up in committee of the
whole. Some progress was made with
the bill, but without finishing it the
The senate worked industriously at
the tariff bill all day. The glassware
and stone schedule was finished. A
number of amendments proposing to
reduce tne committee raies ouereu uy
the Democrats were rejected. The
metal schedule was taken up and pend
ing an amendment offered by Mr. Mor
gan to admit steel ores free the senate
Senators .Berry- ana tjau made
speeches during the afternoon on the
general subject of tariff legislation and
in opposition to the bill.
A Protest to Secretary Noble.
Sacbamento, CaL, Aug. 6. Governor
Waterman has sent a dispatch to Secre
tary of the Interior Noble protesting
against declaring open the suspended
surveys in Tulare county, on which are
located the big trees. ine governor
further asks that the secretary use his
influence to have the surveys remain
closed until congress 6hall decide
whether or not the land shall be set
aside for a public park.
Adrices from St. Petersburg;.
Washington, Aug. 6. The dep art-
ment of state has been informed by the
American legation, at St. Petersburg
i h:ir. rt Minn ir r tiie wholesale extru
sion of Jews from Russia is unfounded.
Oold for Kurope.
Washington, Aug. J. The treasury
department is advise! that $20,000 in
gold bars were paid out at the assay of
fice in New York city for shipment to
Charleston, S. C, Aug. C The
coroner's jury in the case of Green, v'.io
killed his wife's paramour, Alliens,
returned a verdict of justifiable houii
cido. A Iti-itisli Steamer Miiii!T.
Ni:w York, Aug. . The British ship
Lord Raglan is posted on the Maritime
exchange as missing. She sailed from
Cork, Ireland, on Feb. 'M last, and has
not since been heard from. Her owners
have about given her up as lost.
Gen. Sherman and Daughter.
Boston, Aug. 6. Gen. Sherman and
two daughters took the steamer last
night for Bar Harbor, where they will
be the guest o f the Blaines. The general
returns to Boston in time to attend the
G. A. R. encampment.
An Kmbezzler Captured.
Montreal, Aug. 6. Lincensmg In
spector Rad of Minneapolis, charged
with the embezzlement of $20,000, was
arrested in this citv. He has waived
extraditions proceedings and left for
Minneapolis in charge of detectives.
A Councilman Held for Forgery.
New York. Aug. tt. Councilman
Florence T. Hogate of Camden, N. J
has been arrested, charged with having
forered bonds and mortgages to the
amount of $3,000. He was held in $5,000
THE In E WBTs COVER Y,
You have heard your friends and
neighbors talking about itr You may
vourself be one of the many who know
from personal experience just how good
a thing it is. If you have ever tried it,
vou are one of its staunch friends, be
cause the wonderful thing about it is,
that when once given a trial, Dr. King's
New Discovery ever after holds a place
in the house. If you have never used it
and should be afflicted with a cough,
cold or any throat, lung or chest trouble,
secure a bottle at once and give it a fair
trial. It is guaranteed every time, or
monev refunded. Trial bottle free at
F. G. Fricke & Co's drug store. 6
Rev. II. L. Chapman, pastor of the M.
E. church, Johnstown, Pa., says: "Soon
after the great flood, at a time when di
arrhoea was quite prevalent, I received a
box of six doen Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. As soon
as it became known that I had the medi
cine for free distribution, there began a
great run on it, which continued until it
was about all gone. Eyery one, so far as
I heard from them, testified to its virtues,
declaring it the best medicine for the
purpose they had ever used. Those who
got it shared it around with their neigh
bors, so that I am confident it was pro
ductive of great good. We used some of
it ourselves and found it not only an ex
cellent medicine for diarrhoea, but for
all kinds of pain and uneasiness in the
stomach and bowels. It has been regard
ed as the best medicine known here for
the diseases it is recommended. For sale
by F. G. Fricke & Co.
THE FIRST STEP.
Farhaps you are run down, can't eat,
can't sleep, can't think, can't do anything
to your satisfaction, and you wonder
what ails you. You should heed the
warning, you are taking the first Btep
into nervous prostration. You need a
nerve tonic and in Electric Bitters you
will find the exact remedy for restoring
your nervous system to its normal,
healthy condition. Surprising results
follow the use of this great perve tonic
and alterative. Your appetite returns,
good digestion is restored, and the liver
and kidneys resume healthy action. Try
a bottle. Price 50c. at F. G. Fricke &
Co's drug store. 6
THE OLD RELIABLE.
IL L WATERMAN & SON
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Shingles, Lath, Sash,
Can supply every demand of the
Call and get terms. Fourth street
In Rear of Opera House.
KKV. J. I). M. liUC kNKlS.
Is the sulonn a wealth producing inti-
How dots it add wealth to a state or
On w hat ground do ome lm-n tciitcixl
for its existence? Is it for the general
and permanent welfare of the state or a
sordid self interest which influences tlitm
to take the side they do? I see how sa
loon nicu would contend for the saloon
and try to make it appear that the saloon
is a wealth producer. But I cannot see
how others can believe that drinking
helps to make a man rich.
If a niaD spent $500 a year in the sa
loon, and when the saloon is closed he
will spend the same money for his family
in the meat market, grocery, clothing
store, etc. 13 it not better for him, for
his family, for the town and for the state?
Would it be better for ur city, if
everybody would become total abstainers,
today and forever? If no one in the
state of Nebraska would drink a drop
for fifty years, would it blight our fair
6tate and impoverish her people?
My brother, let us not be deceived by
the argument of the whisky monopoly
We want sober people. Drunkenness is a
'foe to prosperity. Prohibition is to close
the saloon and to create public sentiment
It will make every man an outlaw and
a criminal that sells liquors for a bever
age. A license law keeps open the saloon
and creates public sentiment in favor of
Yes, more than these
two things are
produced by high license. The public
conscience is benumbed, the standard of
morality is lowered, the judgment' is
biased, and the enemy is strengthened in
his position and augumented in his pow
er f r his ruinous work. High license
has helped the whiskey interest more than
it has helped the temperance. Therefore
there are more saloonkeepers, brewers
and drunkards in Nebraska advocating
high license than there are temperance
people. Why will whiskey men advocate
a policy detrimental to their interests?
Why will temperance people adyocate a
policy which is detrimental to their cause ?
But some one says: "Why do you affirm
that high license produces the preceding
results?" Because it is a compromise
with sin for money; because it clothes the
saloon with respectability; because it de
ceives many good people; because it
makes the city partner in the saloon. I
haye alwtiys believed that brains, money,
and influence are three important things
to help a man carry out hi3 purposes.
The $1000 have driven every man out of
the business who could not raise the
money to pay the license, and who had
not enough influence to get his bond
signed for damages.
Therefore eyery saloon keeper has
enough financial ability to pay the $1000
and to give bondsf or damagesdone, and
havethirty freeholders to certify, in writ
ing that h has a good moral character,
and then the city council to declare tht
above conditions have been met, the re
presentatives of the city, enter into the
i .i ... ii
company, wow let us ao ail in - se tilings
for a saloon, and then keep all drunkards
out, and that saloon becomes a power in
May God help us to see the influence
and results of high license and then yote
and work for prohibition.
Bllard'a Hor&oud SxrmfJ
No iiari disc am kai played tocfc ua tavoe vita
ihe hnmaa rac as Coniampuon. N other (Umim
ftpsroacAMM stealthily. Itt earty irrapwrn are ig
nored because it is thought only a Cold er backlog
Cough, which is osglecud on til this pm monrter hss
inch a hold that nothing but dsath caa reUcva tt.
Ballard's Horahottnd Syrap has remorsd. n grip pf
this crim monster from many a throat. If talcsn is
time it will affect a permanent core, and in the worst
ftuzet it will eire sure riling relief. Try its soothing
Ifidhoali&ff virtues. Do not put.it off oaul too late.
For sale by F. Q. Fricke, Druggist
Catarrh cured, health and sweet breath
secured, by Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy.
Price 50 centB. Nausol Injector free.
One half of my house four pleasant
rooms, good water. Terms, $8 per month.
Mns. J. A. Buell, North 6th St.
Farm for Sale.
240 acres of fine land, with all modern
improvements, within one mile of Mur
ray. Will sell all or part of the Eame.
Prices reasonable and terms easy; for
further particulars address or call on
Murray, Cass Co., Nebraska.
Newspaper for Sale.
A first class newspaper and job office
for sale at a bargain. For farther par
ticulars address B. nerald office Platts
mouth Neb. - tf
Hair Jewelry work. Leave orders at
Dsvey's store or Mrs Wise's millinery
stere on Main street
iwcori-Kn a nmTi Ni:.
St'itutor Junes TliU, mil (iave
1'liiiliT a Dtinlik Kim lurk.
New Vuiik, An if. 5. Senator John
Junes of Nevada Wt a hatcliel enntidn-spl-Loo'i
in bond of t ho Morris county
railroad company, but found it lnitly
afterward. The senator haiub'il the
t-utclicl contain;; the bonds to a porter of
the IL .niuaii hoU'C, and told him t
hand lliem to a cab driver who wm
wuitih to ilrive ?.f r. .Toner to tile IVliu
eylviii;ia depot. Air. Jones entered tln
cai, and told the driver to Mop at a
store about four blocks from . t lie i Joil'
n:an. When the senator reached th
si ore he found that tli.; satchel contain
ing the iHinds had fallen from tli cab
and been lost. He immediately drove
to police headquarters and reported his
los mid returned tothe Hoffman, where
he found a mnn waiting for him with
the satchel, which h had picked up on
the street. The senator gave the m:in
$ M and trok the satchel with him on his
trip to Washington.
AN IOWA TOWN U It K hXVKVT.
Half the Itusinaits Portion anil Forty
What Chrer K'llrnrM IJurnril.
Des Moines, Au. 5. Fire destroyed
half the business portion and forty resi
dences of What Cheer, la. The fire
originated at W. B. Armstrong's meat
market, and is supposed to have been
the work of an incendiary. Among the
buildings destroyed were the op-ra
house, Crescent supply store, Harlem 5fc
Parrott block, the building occupied by
Leathers & Frenk, general merchants,
and many other business houses and the
Presbyterian church. The lire depart
ment was powerless to stop the spread
of the flames because of the lack of
water. From Broadway three blocks
north, on both sides of Barnes street,
everything was swept away. Loss,
Kscapad from Prison.
Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 5. Nick Ames,
a notorious character, who has Herved
one or more terms in state prison and
who was again awaiting trial here for
burglary, escaped from the county jail
with two fellow prisoners. Having ob
tained a small saw they managed to
make their way through the bars and
gained access to the outside barred win
dows of the jail. Here, by removing
few bricks, they were free. By means
of their blankets they lowered them
selves to the ground and escaped. No
trace of them has been discovered. I hn
other prisoners refused to escape, among
them being Hankel, the murderer of Dr.
Kx plosion Fire Deatlu
Denver. Aug. 5. An explosion of
chemicals occurred in the office of the
Denver Fire Brick and Chemical Sup
ply house. The entire front part of thd
building was blown out, and men pass
ing the store at the time were hurled
across tne street ana uauiy bruised.
The building at once took fire, and
when partly extinguished the body of
the president of the company, Josepa
Bosworth, burned to a crisp, was taken
out of the ruins. There were several
narrow escapes. Loss on building and
6tock, $10,000; insurance, $20,000.
Wild West Indians' 111 Treatment.
New York, Aug. 5. The condition
and complaints of ill treatment made
by the Indians who have recently re
turned from Buffalo Bill's and other
Wild West shows now in Europe has
been set forth in a letter sent by Gen.
James O'Beirne to Thomas J. Morgan,
commissioner of Indian affairs at Wash
ington. Gen. O'Beirne points out the
violation of the contracts made by
Cody and other managers, and suggests
that an investigation be made by the
United States authorities.
A Traveling Han's Saftlde.
Philadelphia, Aug. 5. Edwin S.
Koon, a, traveling salesman for a New
York hat firm, was found lying dead on
the floor of his room at the Windsor
hotel, with a bullet hole in his right
temple. The pistol with which he coeq-
mitted the deed was by his side. The
coroner's undertaker found $77 in
money and a letter addressed to his
mother on the dead man's person. The
etter stated that tne writer was arxrat
to end his life because of an inCuirttbJ
TlVowned in Sight of "His Family.
New Bedford, Mass., Aug. 4- George
T. Davis of Acushnett, with his wife,
four children and a hired boy, named
Frates.went for a sail in Buzzard's bay'
When off West island Davis went tfr
jib the boat, when the boom 6tmck
Frates, knocking him overboard TPitn
such force that it was broken. Davis
in unsuccessfully endeavoring to save
Frates, became exhausted and drowned
in the sight of his wife and children.
Damaged tty Lightning.
Binghampton, N. Y-, Aug. 4. Th
village of Cortland, in Cortland con a
ty, was visited by a thunder storm
Streets and cellars were flooded and one
barn was destroyed. Lightning dam
aged several business blocks and private
residences. A number of persons aj
suffering from nervous prootration, th
effects of the storm.
Fell from a Hotel Window.
Des Moines, Aug. 4. C. A. Elliott, &
guest of the Morgan house, a young
man, was found dead under his window
early in the morning. It is supposed
he sat in the window to get tbe fresit
air, dropped asleep and fell to tba
Tlie Annie Goodwin Murder.
New York, Aug. 5. The grand jury
will take up the for. McGonigal Cie
Wednesday, witnesses having beei
summoned to appear then and gi
their testimony in regard to the deatfe
of Annie Goodwin,
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