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DEEP IN THE DEBRIS.
A BUILDING COLLAPSES WITH
Thirteen Person Missing Undoubtedly In
the Rains Six Bodies So Fsvr Recover
d Others are Still There Under Tons
of Wreckage Charges that the Upper
Floor 'Was Overloaded Contractors
Held In S5,O0O bonds.
Killed by a Falling Building.
New Yokk, Aug. 10. That at least
thirteen men lost their lives in the
collapse of the eight story building- at
West Broadway and West Third street
yesterday is now beyond question.
Not one of the missing- eleven men has
appeared and relatives of them all are
gathered about the ruins, anxiously
waiting- for the clearing- away of the
wreckage. These, with the two who
died yesterday, make the death list
The work on the debris was con
tinued all night and ton after ton of
debris was removed. The workmen
have not yet reached the spot where
most of the bodies are believed to be
lying. Most of the workmen who lost
their lives are believed to have been in
or near the center of the building
when the crash came and most of the
bodies are expected to be found near
Henry Alexander, manager of the
electric light company, whose men
were working- in the building-, has
written a warm letter, asserting- that
when John Smith, the wireman was
brought from the ruins the surgeons
from rival hospitals, whom he terms
"bloodthirsty butchers," fought for
the body and almost upset the stretch
er. Hut for this delay he thinks
Smith's life might have been saved,
lie died on his way to the hospital.
Contractors Parker and Sillick were
arraig-ned before Coroner Fitzpatrick
and each held in S5,000 bail on the
charge of causing- the death of John
Burke, the man who was first to die as
the result of injuries received.
When Coronor Fitzpatrick arrived to
look after the dead he said that as a
practical builder it was his opinion
that the collapse was caused by the
sandy nature of the land on which the
structure had been set. There were
others who said that the building- had
been originally intended to be only
seven stories high and the eighth
story, when added, had been too
heavy for the iron work. The builder
denied this without being able to form
any idea as to the cause of the
The bodies of two more victims were
found in the ruins shortly before
noon. One was identified as that of
Michael Flynn. His body was drawn
from beneath a mass of wreckage on
the first floor. The other body was
unidentified. This was found beneath
the first floor.
BONDS COMING BACK.
They are Worth More in This Country
New Yokk, Aug. 10. It is 6aid that
the $30,00),000 of United States four
per cent bonds sold abroad by the Belmont-Morgan
bond syndicate have
been delivered in London to the indi
vidual subscribers, and a g-oodly por
tion of them will start back at once
for the United States. So long as the
subscribers to the bonds abroad only
had interest bearing- scrip in their pos
session calling- for the delivery of
bonds by August 3, the syndicate was
in control of the situation, as holders
of scrip could only sell contracts to de
liver the bonds when released by the
syndicate managers in London.
The return of 10,000,000 of the bonds
of this country, of one-third of the en
tire amount placed abroad within a
week following- the actual delivery of
the bonds in London, is startling-.
Every bond which is sold here by a for
eign holder must be paid for either in
g-old or a bill of exchange, and the dif
ficulty of controlling- the f oreig-n ex
change market so as to prevent exten
sive exports of g-old is correspondingly
The banks throughout the country
have importuned their New York cor
respondents to obtain lots of $,"0,000, .
5100,000 and $150,000 of the bonds. The
New York market being- bare of the
bonds, they could only be obtained in
CARLISLE FOR THE BENCH.
Be Is Said to Be Specially Eligible to
Succeed Mr. Jackson.
WAsntxoTox.Aug-. 10. When Justice
Jackson was so seriously ill this spring
that he was not expected to recover,
the name of his successor was constant
ly speculated in. The idea was sug
gested by some that the president
would again name Messrs. Peckham or
Horn blower of New York, while the
selection of a man from the West fell
to Don M. Dickinson. Postmaster
General Wilson was strongly spoken of
s among- the possibilities, while the
majority were of the opinion that Sec
retary Carlisle could have the place if
he wanted it. Mr. Carlisle would be
sspecially eligible, as he would be ap
pointed from the same district that the
death of Justice Jackson has made
Fusion for Honest Flections.
New Orleans, Aug. 10. The Repub
licans and Populists of this state will
fuse on the platform of honest elec
tions and expect, unitedly, to make it
very warm for the Democrats.
A Mining Editor Passes Away.
Denver. CoL, Aug. 10. William
Frederick Reinert, ditor and manager
of the Mining Record, died last night
Ardmore Wants the Big Fight.
Ardsiobe, Ind. Ter., Aug. lo. In
tense excitement prevails here over
the prospect of the Corbet t-Fitzsim-mons
fight coming off in the Indian
territory. Since the declaration of
Governor Culberson and the attorney
general of Texas that the fight shall
not take place in that state, the ques
tion of securing a battle ground in the
Indian territory has been advanced,
and as the distance is only a few hours
from Dallas, and no known law exists
here to prevent it, the sporting fra
ternity of this place are prepared to
receive the gladiators with open arms.
DETAILS FROM CHItfA
The State Department Receives Advi
From Consul Jernigan at Shanghai.
Washington, Aug-. 10- Acting Sec
retary Adee has received advices from
United States Consul General Jernigan
at Shanghai, inclosing four letters re
ceived by him from the missy majirjy
giving in detail accounts of the events
in China leading up the riots against
the missionaries at Cheng To, in the
province of Sze Chuen. One of these,
from Spencer Lanir, dated Cinnrg
King,. China,., says that the ."West
China Mission Methodist Episcopal
church is the only American mission
represented at Cheng Tu. The Aiaer
icans there were the Rev. Otis
Caily and wife, II. L. Canwight, SL
D., and wife and two children amd
the Rev. J. F. Peat and wife and two
children. The mission owned bo
one piece of property in Cheng Tu. on
which was a Chinese building fitted
for the residence of two families, a
Ch inese building used as a chapel, a
dispensary and minor structures. Mr.
Lanir says that substantially these are
gone, even the paving stones being
carried out of the courts. The total
loss, exclusive of personal losses, is
about 6,000 taels. The American Bap
tist Missionary union had stations at
Suiau Kiating and Yacheo. The mis
sion and personal property in Kaiting
and Yacheo are probably all lost, bnt
particulars had not been received by
Mr. Lanir when his letter was written.
At Su Fu the Americans owned a great
deal of property, but not much damage
was done to it.
Mr. Lanir makes serious charges
against the viceroy, Cheo Tati, claim
ing that as he had been degraded and
was soon to be recalled, he was bent
on giving a parting hit, both at the
foreigners whom he hated and the
government. When the flames burst
forth from the Roman Catholic bishop's
residence, scarcely a stone's throw from
the viceroy's yamen, the viceroy re
marked that this was a matter for his
successor to attend to, and only after
everything was quite destroyed did the
viceroy make any effort to restore or
der, in the meantime, having sent out
telegrams that a mutilated child had
been found at a foreign place with a
result that nearly all the natives be
lieved the storv.
MINERALS OF AMERICA.
The Supply of Antimony Growing Flatl
nam's Production Insignificant.
Washington, Aug. 10. The review
of the mineral resources of the United
States, now being issued by the geo
logical survey, gives a short account of
antimony and platinum. It says that
antimony ores have been found in a
number of the Western states, chiefly
in Arkansas, California, Idaho, Mon
tana, Nevada and Utah. It is usually
found in the form of sulphate, but
also occurs combined with iron, cop
per and lead. The product of the
United States has risen from sixty
tons in 1832 to 250 tens in 1894, valued
at $45,000. Nearly the entire supply
is from California and is smelted at
San Francisco. A lesser quantity came
from Nevada. The imports were small
in 1894, being valued at only 5213,000,
about two-thirds the usual amount.
The production of platinum is still
insignificant. The results of the ex
amination of the black sand of the Or
egon beaches have proved a disap
pointment, the amount of platinum
being scarcely noticeable, although
the sand contains Si. 55 in gold per ton.
BLAND WANTS NO OFFICE.
The Sliver Champion Declares That He Is
Not a Candidate for Anything.
Lebanon, Mo., Aug. 10. Ex-Congressman
R. P. Bland said this morn
ing: "There was not a man who spoke
to me at Pertle Springs about my
being a candidate for president, for
governor, or anything else that I did
not tell him emphatically that I was
not a candidate for any office under
the sun. No one had authority from
me to use my name in any manner as
a candidate for any office. There is a
studied effort in certain quarters to
bring Governor Stone and myself into
political conflict. It will not succeed
without our consent."
Bishop Thoburn Alarmed.
Mason Citt, Iowa, Aug.lo. Bishop
Thoburn, the missionary bishop of the
Methodist Episcopal church, said last
night relative to the massacre of the
Christians in Chipa that the sit
uation was very alarming. He is
fearful that greater slaughter will
soon follow. lie looks to China to at
tempt to kill or famish all missionaries,
but says that he does not believe that
this will ever be done. Asked regard
ing his opinion as to what should be
done, he said that the European pow
ers should at once put a strong armed
force at the principal ports of China
and the nation should be taken by the
throat and made to behave. What is
true of China, he says, is true of Tur
key. Thurman and lirlce Far Apart.
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 10. Referring
to the statement of a close friend of
Senator Brice that of the 550 delegates
elected to the coming Democratic state
convention, 400 were opposed to free
coinage, Allen W. Thurman said to
day: Three hundred of the 500 elected
delegates are silver men , and propose
to nominate James Kill burn e of Colum
bus for governor and fight to the last
ditch in the convention for silver.
After Seventeen Years Idleness.
IIolljdaysburg, Pa., Aug. 10. The
Portage Iron works at Duncansville
will resume operations in the nail mills
of the plant at once. These mills
were last worked in 1875.
Tected a Bullet-Proof Shield.
Washington, Aug. 10. At Indian
Head yesterday a test was made by
Lieutenant Mason of the Leonard
bullet proof shield cloth for the pur
pose of ascertaining its fitness for
naval purposes. The official report
will be made in a few days.
No Kansas Convention Probable.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 10. J. L. Bris
tow, secretary of the Republican state
central committee, says that he has
heard from a majority of the members,
and in his judgment the committee,
when it meets here, will not call a
POWERS OF CITIZENS.
AS VIEWED BY EX-SENATOR
He Takes the Place of Talmage, Speaking
at the Piasa Bluffs Assembly Bad
Government, State and National, and
Boodlelsm la Municipal Affairs Cor
ruption In Congress Both Men and
Women Should Be Politicians and
Work Reform Thoroughly.
An Address by Ex-Senator Ingalls.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 9. Ex-Senator
John J. Ingalls of Kansas, took the
place of the Rev. Dr. Talmage at the
Piasa Bluffs assembly grounds yester
day, speaking on "The Education of
Citizens." After referring to the fact
that many young college men know
nothing of the system and methods of
this government, he said: "What we
hear very much complained of in these
days is bad government bad national
government, bad state government,
bad city government, boodleism in
municipal affairs and corruption of
high officials. Allow me to say that
the people of this country, in every
state and every community, have ex
actly as good government as they de
serve to have. We cannot too often
refer to the fact that this is a govern
ment of public opinion. We hear a
great deal about the 'court of public
opinion.' It cannot be too often de
clared that there is one thing in this
country more powerful than constitu
tions, more powerful than laws and
statutes and ordinances, and that is
the power of an enlightened, conscien
tious, patriotic public opinion."
Later the speaker referred to the
charges of corruption in congress, and
advocated the election of president,
vice president and senators by direct
vote of the people. Then he continued:
'I said every man and every woman in
every community should be politicians,
and I am glad to see so many ladies
present this afternoon. I do not know
what the sentiment of the people of
Illinois is on the subject of woman
suffrage, but I will say for myself that
I do not see why the participation of
intelligent and patriotic women
would not be of advantage in public
affairs, but I have my doubts as to
whether it would be of any very great
advantage to the women. We had a
test upon this question in the state in
which I live last fall a state which
has been a favorite testing ground for
all experiments in morals and re
ligion and society and weather for
the last twenty-five years. It failed
in that state. As I said to Miss An
thony, the ablest, as' she is the most
eloquent and efficient of the advocates
of that great reform, it failed, not
from the hostility of men, but from
the indifference f women. The wo
men in that state, in whom I am most
interested, and who are most interested
in me, during the entire pending
of that bill, did not once advise me
that they desired to vote; and if there
is any other subject of human interest
on which they were silent during that
interval, my memory does not now
record it. I assume, therefore, that
the great majority of my fellow
citizeDs were exactly in the same con
dition that I was on this subject, and
that it may be safely taWera fan-granted
that whenever the women of Illinois
or of any other community shall make
it known that they desire to vote, the
men will trample on each other's heels
in their efforts to give them an oppor
tnnitv to do so."
Washington, Aug. S. The state de
partment has not called upon the sec
retary of the navy for war vessels to
assist in protecting the missions, but
it is known at both departments that
the Petrel on her recent voyaye up the
Yang Tse river assisted materially in
maintaining quiet and saving lives.
At the Chinese legation the state
ment is reiterated that the central
government will do everything in its
power to suppress the outbreaks and
punish the offenders. It is said that
military will not be sent from Pekin
or other large cities as there are gar
risons near at hand under the direc
tion of the governor general of the
provinces. There is telegraphic com
munication between the authorities at
Pekin and these provinces.
The vegetarian fanatics who are
causing the outbreaks are a secret
political order. They claim to be a
religious sect, but in reality they stand
to China as the Nihilists do to Russia
and have long been seeking to over
throw the Pekin government. It is
the belief that their main purpose at
pr.sent is to embroil the government
with foreign countries and thus lead
to the ernbarassment and possible
overthrow of the present . Pekin
, Senator Blanrhard on Bounties.
Washington, Aug. 9. The hearing
in the sugar bounty case now pending
before Comptroller Bowler was re
sumed in the office ' rooms of the latter
this morning. Another large inter
ested crowd was present, among them
many prominent men in public affairs.
Senator Blanchard began to-day's pro
ceedings, speaking from a carefully
Drunken Choctaw Killed.
IIartshobne, I. T. -Aug. 9. Emer
son James was shot and instantly
killed this evening by William Irvin,
both f ullblood Choctaw Indians. James
had imbibed freely and started out to
paint the town, riding his horse into
doorways and shooting promiscuously,
lie ran amuck, with the above result,
upon meeting Irvin. Four bullets pen
etrated his body.
Airs. Stewart of Greene County, Mo., Will
Hold Her Husband's Office.
Springfield, Ma, Aug. 9. The
county court of Greene county will to
day appoint Mrs. Stewart, the widow
of the late Sheriff Dan P. Stewart, to
succeed her husband as sheriff. Two
of the judges last night gave their
word that they would vote for Mrs.
Stewart. She will hold office until a
successor can be elected. This is a de
cidedly unique movement, as there is
no record of a woman ever having
been sheriff before. .
WANT A WOMAN'S LIEE.
Georgians Call for the Hanging of a
Macon, Ga., Aug. 9. The peoplu of
Twiggs county, in a largely attended
mass meeting, have passed resolutions
calling upon the governor not to inter
fere with the hanging of Mrs. Debbie
Nobles, the old woman convicted of the
murder of her husband.
Several weeks ago, when sentence
was pronounced, the women of the
state conceived the idea that Mrs. No
bles had been driven to her crime by
the exactions of her husband, and they
started petitions to the governor to
commute her sentence. They wrote to
sister societies in other states, and
already letters are "coming in from
many places protesting against the
death sentence for a woman.
So strong has the movement become
that the male citizens of the county in
which the offense was committed have
held a mass meeting to call for the
protection of men by the hanging of
female murderers. The resolution
adopted at this mass meeting of Twiggs
county residents "Earnestly protests
against the extension in any form
of executive clemency for this murder
ess, polluted with the life blood of her
husband, and do hereby declare our
perfect confidence in our chief magis
trate and our belief that he will not
be swerved from the performance of
his known duty by a desire to cater to
weak sentimentalism or transient pub
lic feeling unless inspired by a desire
for equal justice and the sacred exe
cution of our laws."
Three women have been hanged in
Georgia a poisoner, a girl accomplice
in a murder and a colored woman who
was concerned in the celebrated East
PRAISE FOR AMERICANS.
Report on the Chinese Officers Who Won
Honor in the War.
Washington, Aug. 9. United States
Minister Denby, in a report to the
state department, dated Pekin, June 22,
calls attention "to the gratifying fact
amid the degradations and decapita
tions which were so common of
Chinese military officers during the re
cent war, in every case in which a re
turned American student is mentioned
in an imperial decree, he is commend
ed and awarded honors for bravery."
The minister incloses a copy of such a
decree in the case of the Chinese
officers who died at Wei Hai Wei,
specially mentioning Huang Tsu Lien
as laying down his life heroically in a
crisis of danger, and ordering that his
family be granted extraordinary gov
ernment aid, and that honors be paid
INDIANS DOING WELL
Thirty Thousand Red Men Engaged In
Civilised Pursuits Many Taxpayers.
Washington, Aug. 9. According to
statistics received at the Indian bureau,
30,000 Indians are now engaged in
farming, stock raising and other civil
ized pursuits. During the year they
raised over 1,373,000 bushels of corn
and other 'grain and vegetables in
proportions. They own 260,000 head
of cattle and 1,284,000 sheep. About
22,000 Indians voted at the last elec
tion. It is estimated that 30,000 out
of the total Indian population of 247,
000 are ishnrch mnalcr. Out of the
247,000, 1S9.000 are self-supporting,
ane 35,000 pay taxes.
Rear Admiral Am men Overcome.
Washington, Aug. 9. Rear Admiral
Daniel Ammen, retired, while on a
visit to the navy department yester
day was prostrated by an attack of
vef tigo, sQperinduced by the heat. He
was treated temporarily by Surgeon
General Tyron in the office, and then
sent to his home at Ammendale, Md.,
accompanied by Assistant Surgeon
An Elopement Stopped In Time.
Lexington, Mo., Aug. 9. Mr. Mar
shall of Norborne, armed with a Colt
revolver, entered the recorder's office
here yesterday evening just as L. G.
Buckner and Miss Annie Marshall
were applying for a marriage license
and stopped the proceedings. Mar
shall and his son took the girl home.
Seven Tears for School Children.
Mexico, Mo., Aug. 9. The Audraia
county teachers' institute passed a
resolution opposing strongly the prop
osition before the last legislature, to
allow children 5 years of age to attend
school, and declaring that on the con
trary 7 years should be the limit.
Democratic Delegate Robbed.
Sedalia, Mo., Aug. 0. Four of the
St. Louis delegates to the Pertle
Springs convention were robbed by
pickpockets on their way home. The
thieves secured two valuable watches
and two pocketbooks, with their con
tents. St. Louis crooks are given the
credit for the job.
Nominated a Woman.
Fort Scott. Kan., Aug. it. The Re
publicans of this county introduced an
innovation in county politics by nomi
nating Miss Stella Strait for register
of deeds. It is the first time in the
history of the county that a woman
has been nominated for any principal
Advanced Wages a Second Time.
Middi.esbop.o, Ky., Aug. 9. The
Watts steel and. iron syndicate have
made another ten per cent raise in the
wages of employes. This is the largest
basic steel plant in the South.
Governor Budd Seriously IIL
Stockton, Cal.. Aug. 9. Governoi
Budd, who is confined to his home in
this city, is reported by his family
physician to be in a precarious condi
tion. JUSTICE JACKSON DEAD.
The Tennessee Member of the Federal
Supreme Court Passes Away.
Nashville, Tenn. r Aug. 9. Justice
Howell Jackson of the United States
supreme court dted this afternoon.
He had long been ill but had .appar
ently recovered in the spring and was
able to sit on the rehearing of the in
come tax cases and assist in over
throwing that law.
Justice Jackson was appointed by
President Harrison to succeed the late
J ustice Lamar on the bench of the
United States supreme court.
! HE ALT IS DENOUNCED.
THE IRISH PEOPLE.
McCarthy, Parliamentary Leader, Calls
for Harmon j The Green Little Island
Still for the National Spirit In Spite of
all Discouragements and Internal Dis
sensions Plain Words from the Suc
cessor ef Para ell.
"London, Aug. 8. Justin McCarthy,
M. P., has addressed the following
manifesto to the Irish people here and
Fellow Countrymen The election of
a great coercionist and anti-home rule
majority to the house of commons
makes it my duty to point out to you
that dissension in our ranks is ruinous
to the national cause; that the only
means by which we can hope to repair
the disasters which discord and insub
ordination have brought upon us are
through the restoration of discipline
and a genuine observation of the Irish
Nationalist party's pledges to act loy
With a united party in a united
country even the present situation
would afford no ground for despond
ency in the Irish party. No man can
doubt that but, for unhappy events in
the autumn of 1890 the verdict in 1892
in favor of home rule would have
been absolutely decisive. Friction
alone prevented this result. Unhap
pily this friction has since grown and
outbreaks in discipline in our ranks
have given the enemies of Ireland an
other lease of power in Great Britain.
In spite of all discouragements and
difficulties the national spirit has once
again asserted itself. Ireland voted
with unconquerable resolve, but it can
not be doubted that Ireland would
have done far better still, and Great
Britain would not have done so ill, had
it not been for the action of so-called
Irish Nationalists, who have been
endeavoring openly to bring back
the coercionists to power, and still
more in lamentable blows aimed
at the Irish party and the Irish
national cause by one of our
own colleagues at the most critical
moment in the election. It would be
almost impossible to overestimate the
disastrous effects of Mr. Ilealy's un
founded charges against his own col
leagues, made as they were on the
authority of leading members of the
party and at a period of the election
when there was no possibility of coun
teracting their effects on the polls.
It is with deep regret that I feel
compelled to characterize Mr. Healy's
action at the Omaghe convention as dis
loyal to his party and, even setting
aside our own special obligation to
each other, as a breach of ordinary
code of honor and discipline essential
to the existence of every political or
ganization. The Omaghe scandal, un
happily, is only the latest of a series
of attacks on the unity and efficiency
of the Irish party. Let us endeavor
that it shall be the last.
Convinced as I am of the injury such
actions have already inflicted on our
great national cause, I feel bound on
the eve of the meeting of our parlia
ment to address respectful words of
warning to our fellow countrymen
and to inform my colleagues frankly
of the views I hold views which, in
case I am honored by a re-election to
the chair of the party, will be my duty
to my utmost power to enforce.
BATTLE FOR A CLAIM.
Dispute Over Title to Iand Leads to a
Serious Shooting Affray.
Gordon, Neb., Aug. 9. Another
shooting affray occurred in the sand
hills south of Gordon yesterday. The
report of details are quite meager, but
the following facts have been gathered:
Samuel Buckminister has a claim about
twenty-five miles from here on which
he has lived with his family for seven
years. By mistake, as he claims no
filing was ever made upon it by him
and one Fackler filed upon it some
time ago and has been endeavoring to
oust Buckminister and family unsuc
cessfully. The claim is a valuable one
for hay and stock and cattlemen were
said to be behind the scheme to get the
Fackler, with another man named
Dewitt, came upon the claim and
began to mow, when they were order
ed off by Buckminister. They refused
to go and a shooting affray fol
lowed in which Buckminister fired four
or five times, hitting Fackler in the
right arm and in the right breast with
bullets from a Winchester rifle. Wheth
er the other party fired or not is not
reported. After being shot Fackler
got upon a mower and drove half a
mile. The man who came to Gordon
for a doctor reported the wounded man
in great misery and gave his opinion
that he could live but a short time.
Buckminister immediately came to
Buckminister was interviewed, but
refused to make any statement further
than that the other party had a revolv
er and threatened to shoot him. He
drove to Rushville to deliver himself
into the hands of the sheriff. The gen
eral sentiment seems to be favorable to
His Mother's Wrong Avenged.
. Macon, Mo., Aug. 8. Yesterday a
warrant was sworn out at Woodville,
this couDty, charging John Lenon,
aged 40, with a brutal assault on Mrs.
Whittaker, a widow. A posse of
twenty started after Lenon and when
they found him Mrs. Whittaker's 16-year-old
son shot at him twice, one
bullet striking him in the face and the
other in the breast, dangerously
wounding him. So far as can be
learned young Whittaker has not been
Father and Pour Children IxmU
Whitesritbg, Ky., Aug. 8 At Big
Stone Gap, Va., last night, Eli Hix
came home drunk and built a fire in
the kitchen which in some way set the
house on fire. He and four children
perished. Mrs. Hix rescued one of her
Christian Endeavor Delegate Insane.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 8. Mrs. E. T.
Gardner, the Nebraska delegate to
the Boston Christian Endeavor con
vention, whose sadden disappearance
created a sensation, has been found
insane at Norwich, Conn.
NEBRASKA SOLDIERS REUNION
How the Veterans Will be Entertained
Hastings, Neb., Aug. 9. The sev
enth annual reunion of Nebraska, to be
held at Hastings from August 26 to 30,
is attracting much attention among the
veterans. In view of the fact that this
city is centrally located little difficulty
will be experienced in securing railroad
The following speakers have accept
ed invitations to be present: Ex-Senator
John J. Ingalls, Governor E. N.
MorrilL Governor Silas Holcomb, Gen
eral John M. Thayer, Senator John M.
Thurston, Senator W. V." Allen, ex
Senator Charles F. Manderson, General
John C. Cowan, Congressman E. J.
Hainer, J. B. Strode, W. E. Andrews,
ex-Department Commander Paul Van
dervoort, . J. Alexander, Joe Teeter,
C J. Dilworth, Church Howe, Hons.
Thomas J. Majors, A. S. Churchill, W.
S. Summers, J. H. Stickel, Rev. P. C
Johnston, Judge W. R. Burton and
many others of national reputation
have been invited.
The fact that crops are abundant
throughout Nebraska and adjacent
states it is supposed will contribute
materially to the success of the re
union. The Inter-State Reunion association
of Nebraska and Kansas, the women
of the Woman's Relief corps, Ladies of
the Cirand Army of the Republic,
Daughters of Veterans, Loyal Legion,
Sons of Veterans, Union Veterans'
league and all state organizations will
be supplied with headquarter tents.
All posts desiring tents should apply
immediately to Fred Renner, quarter
master and secretary, Hastings, and
state the number of tents wanted, eta
The camp will be turned over to the
Grand Army of the Republic by the re
union committee on August 20 at 2 p.
m., and from that time on Camp Sher
man will belong to the old soldiers
It is the design of the Department of
Nebraska, Grand Army of the Repub
lic, to make the exhibition of war relics
a prominent feature of the state re
union. H. A. Turton of Lexington,
Neb., has been appointed to take
charge of the matter, and in order to
make it a success, it will be necessary
for him to have the assistance of every
one who may have such relics in his or
her possession, or has any knowledge
of any relic of the late war that would
in any way be of interest to the occa
sion. Any one having anything of the
kind in their possession, or knowing of
any, should at once communicate with
him and see that he has it in time to
list and display. Special pains will be
taken to see that everything is proper
ly cared for and returned to the owner
after it has answered its purpose.
Under date of July 30 the following
was issued from the office of the de
partment chaplain, Grand Army of the
Republic, at Minden, Neb.
"Dear Comrade: Will you kindly
call the attention of your post to the
following statement and appeal? The
appropriation made by the legislature
for fitting up and maintaining the new
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Milford
for two years was so small as to com
pel the most rigid economy. In furn
ishing a chapel and reading room in an
apartment specially adapted for the
purpose, it was conceived as most ap
propriate to ask the several posts of the
department for a small contribution in
furtherance of this worthy object.
Only SI is asked from your post. Should
the comrades feel like increasing the
amount, it will be judiciously ex
pended. Whatever the amount please
forward at once to my address that it
may be realized before the formal
opening of the home in the near fu
Comptroller Howler of the Trent a ry De
part' ?nt Takes Up the Teat Case.
Washington, Aug. 8. Comptroller
Bowler of the treasury department
heard arguments to-day upon the
questio of the constitutionality of the
sugar bounty appropriations made by
congress at its last session for the
crops of 1593 and 1894, the claim of
the Oxford Beet Sugar company of
Nebraska, the first claim settled by
the auditor since the passage of the
Wilson bill by which the old sugar
bounties of the McKinley act were re
pealed, being made the test.
Ex-Senator Manderson of Nebraska
made the first argument in the ca&e.
As going to show the hardships which
the repeal of the bounty had worked,
he said that the Nebraska farmers had
this year planted 9,000 acres of beets,
or 3,000 acres more than ever before
under contracts previously made with
the manufacturers. He characterized
the repeal of the bounty law as "an
unrighteous, unjust and most unlaw
ful exercise of congressional preroga
tive," and referred to it as a "bunco"
COiNING ALL THE GOLD.
Government Bullion Is to lie Rapidly
Turned Into Money.
Washington, Aug. 8. Mr. Preston,
the director of the mint, to-day, in ex
planation of the shipment of SI 0,000, COO
in gold bullion from New York to
Philadelphia, said that it was the
present purpose of the government to
coin with reasonable rapidity all of its
stock of gold bullion. This amounts
to nearly 860,000,000, about all of
which is in New York, Philadelphia
and San Francisco. There is said to
be no special significance in this order
for the coinage of gold bullion, as it
is said to be solely for the purpose of
making- it available for all purposes.
A Famous Composer Dead.
Chicago. Aug. 8. George F. Root,
the noted composer, died at Bailey's
Island, Maine, yesterday morning at 2
o'clock. His death was unexpected.
Catholle Total Abstainers Meet.
New Yobk, Aug. 8. The twenty
fifth annual convention of the Catho
lic Total Abstinence Union of America
began here this morning. The Right
Rev. James M. Cleary of Minneapolis,
president o.f the society, called the
convention to order.
A Kentucky Lynching Thwarted.
Lexington. Ky.. Aug. 8. The pro
jected lynching at Versailles of W. N.
Lane for the murders of the Roden
hantrhs Mondar. was thwarted bv the
' O J ' mi
secret removal of Lane to this place.
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