The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, May 21, 1891, Image 1

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NO. 4a
VOL. IE
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAY. 21 1891.
NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
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mean of notifying subscribers ot th ante
of their erplrations we will mark this not toe
with a blue or red peecll.on the date at which
their subscription expiree. We will send the
per two week! after expiration. If not re
newed by that time it will be dsmontlnued.
OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL
FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
PussinsaT Hon. J. H. Hewers. Cornell, Neb.
nci pbuidchts;
W. A. Jones, Hatting, Nebraska.
Tbos. Bphinx, Wheelook, Pennsylvania.
I Chw. Morgan, Hornby, Pennsylvania,
w; H. Llklns, Caledonia, Obto.
Win. Klnerk, Port Wayne, Indiana.
Cel. C. M. Butt, Viroqua, Wiaooniln.
Milton George, Chicago, Illlnoia.
B. 0. Cowan. New Point, Missouri.
D. r. Karens, Bt John, Washington.
A. J. Wsstfall. Sergeant Bluffs, Iowa.
Hon. 3. J. Furlong, Austin, Minnesota.
Bsc Tbbas. August Pott, Moulton Iowa.
LacrcKCB G. B. Lawrenoe, Marlon, Ohio.
Asst-Lbct'ks D. F. Ravens, Bt. John, Wath.
Era. McDonald, St. Paul, idln.
SDCCATIOAL BOARD.
D. H. Talbot, 81oui City, Iowa.
Milton George, Chicago, 111! nols.
J. Burrows, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mrs. Julia A. Pratt, Clark, Nebraska.
Miss Bra McDonald, Bt. Paul, Minnesota.
AUDIT! HO BOAKD.
W, B. Br 11, Marlon, Ohio.
Frank Both, Tekamah, Nebraska.
Milton George, Chicago, Illinois.
For constitutions, proceedings, blank ap
plications for charter, etc, address tbe secre
tary AUGUST POST, Moulton, Iowa.
NEBRASKA STATE FARMERS'
ALLIANCE.
Officers (or 1 89 1.
Psr.Binr.sT-J. H, Powers, Hitchcock Co.
Vics-Pbkhidkkt H. tt. Stewart, Biouz Co.
Ltc-ruKKH 0. Hull, Lancaster Co.
Ass'T Lkctuhsk B. P. Pratt, Merrick Co. '
Chaplain j. 8. Edwards, Saunders Co.
XKCDTIVB COMMITTIIJ
J. Burrows, Chairman Lancaster Co.
B. Y. Allen, Cass Co. C. W. Beal, Custer Co.
Allen Boot, Douglas Co. H. B. MoGaw.
Adams Co.
Bic't Trsas. J. M. Thompson, Lancaster Co.
POETRY.
King Boyd; or the Devil Outdone.
Old Nlok came down from Omaha one day,
And Into Lincoln wended his way,
And baring some hours to spend for calls
Bs thought he would visit the Capitol halls.
. On arriving there he orossedhe sill.
As discussion was hot on the various bills.
Now Old Nick, as everybody knows,
Has power to change both himself and polls.
So, seeing a governor's vacant chair,
Presto, change land he was there 1
And be said, as bis eyes o'er the assembly ran,
" Wouldn't I make a better congressman?
The bills were read and the devil sat therev
Tilted back in his easy chair, '
With no particular Interest in it
Till there came a pause of about a minute
And in a voice that was full of bread
The maximum rate bill was read.
Old Nick sat up with interest now.
To tee what the honorable body would do.
"For surely" said he ; '-they haven't sunklso
low
That tbey can pass that blU clear through.
It surely must be some hldlous joke
Or my imps have over done their work."
The bill was read and the ayes were called
And tbe devil sat there like one appalled:
And the basest thing which he ever saw
Was this wholesale theft under the guise of
law.
' To look any further there is no use
Fir all mean thing this beats the deuce."
For thousands of years I've wandered 'round
Trying to see if there could be found
In the universe a lower level
Than that which Is occupied by tbe devil.
My search was fruitless on sea and shore,
Till I met an alien American governor.
I f men like these are to Lincoln sent,
I'll run my chances for president.
Old Nick left town the other day
But be was heard to mutter ere be passed
away,
I'lljlet those Judges and traitors alone,
For if I don't they'll steal my throne.
Clod Pole,
Bloomer (to ragged urchin) "Tour
parents left you something when
they died, did they not?" Urchin
'O. vet, sir." Bloomer "What did
they leave yoiif" Urchin "An orphan,
sir'-I'pwA.
Thirty Oallona of Ink a Day.
From tha la'.cit postal statistic it
has been aseeitained thai out of the
whole number of letters, etc., dis
patched to various addresses At home
and abroad about 30 per cent are
tent from London and it urburbs.
The total of letter and post-card
dispatched to foreign countrie
in 1888 i iwortwl at 45,000,000 to
which may Ih added 15.000.000
mora a inland rorreeiHiudenre, mk
in a total of OO.iKMi.tHMl per year
a uh would Rive a l.omlon propor
tion HMXHMKHI.
This number divided bv 313 work'
inn da? rwsulta in a daily average of
67.61 1 tatter tlipatt hud (rum Ion
don. To write them letter, taking
them on an avwa of four t losely
written ii!-e of rntu wjuld coo
time, at the rate of h!ty pnfu!of
Ink em t, y.Al to thirty minim or
half a dratm a total id thirty gallon
of Ink pr Uy.
Two Bright Young Intaileote.
"Well, good nlit, Ms V 14
aroint man the othr vo, to a
ywUhtviikttirl whom It i urnim
i think It Unr fur mi to iO. 1
M wtaio that if t t ty two minute)
toty-wr I hU b indtevrewt wuuj 10
kits .,'
Vit, fl ttltftt, Mr - Hr
rllrd the loutit-i-til -i'ii. hf tUwaf,
sl, (!. i. "I want t h ytt f
a- tttt tAt htr yua gu I wilt t'uly
tkw u MiMiit (if luit.Ul.'
lili wwly tt.iarr t US that
th yoioigetan m tjHiU'i i jf
vfabiV' t KiU'!i, vili tpmkiy
tmiir'"! th ait ut uut attd we tsu
fvirtUr sa th in w i'Mlail.
wlihtsihaiMtuii H 'H,hi h.
HUGE MASS-MEETING
Cincinnati Crowded with Uclcpi.
to the Great National Confereuu-.
KANSAS THE BANNEH STATL
he Beads a Larger Delegation Than Any
Other Commonwealth Various State
Bodies Hold Meetings Jerry
' Blsspsoa's Suggestions,
Cincinnati, May 19. The three or
four hundred delegate in attendance
npon the National Union conference,
were reinforced by the arrival of a spec
ial train bearing ten carloads of dele
gate from the western itates. Tbe
afternoon was devoted to conference of
the various state delegation. The
Iowa delegation, among other things,
adopted a resolution urging the nomin
ation of a full Independent ticket next
June.
There was a rather turbulent meeting
of tbe delegation from Kansas, due
largely to the fact that it i much
stronger, in point of numbers, than any
other etate, there being nearly eight
hundred persons here, representing
even organizations, viz.1 The Farm
ers' Alliance, Citizen' Alliance,
Peoples' party, Knight of Labor, na
tional Industrial AlhanceHtnti-monopoly
and single tax men. There was a large
attendance and the question soon arose
a to the basis of representation to be
accorded the various organizations. A
motion that each organization be al
lowed to select two Dereon to act a
committeemen from Kansas in the gen
eral conference provoked lively diHcus
ion, but finally prevailed. Then there
was trouble over tne selection or tne
delegates. Mr. Scbenault insisted tbnt
two or three persons were undertaking
to name the persons who should be
chosen by all the members of each or
ganization. A motion to allow each or-
i. :,. i, t,,., ...
gUUlZBllUU W apuuiUb uo uicjuuna wufl
adopted. The Fanners' Alliance then
went into secret session,
There is much speculation as to the
platform. Objection to the Ocala dec
laration is strong on some questions,
and there is a disposition to follow the
St Louis platform. The eastern men
are active In regard to the position to be
taker, on silver and the "eight-hour
plank." A .conference wa held with
the leading delegates from the west and
south, and tbe demands of the east were
fully made known ana were received
with favor. The western men want
this plank adopted on the silver ques
tion:
"That the conference favors the res
toration of silver to the oosition it uc-
mini fid before 1873. viz.! On an enualitv
with gold as the monetary standard of
value."
With the delegates here the opinion
ha been expressed frequently that "As
goes Kansas so will go the convention."
ana mucn stress is laia on tne race mat
the Kansans. after lengthy and. lively
caucus, decided to support tne organiza
tion of a third Dartv. rne arrival or
the Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, and other
northern delegates, however, may
change tbe popular expression.
In caucus Congressmen Simpson and
Clover endeavored to persuade Kansas
that it wonlu be better to adoot a Mat-
form containing tbe essential doctrines,
and to appoint a committee on propo-
ganda to determine by next spring
whether a third party would stick.
These suggestions, however, were
howled down.
Oar Southern Trade.
Washington, May 19. The West In
dian Ice company, which has been en
gaged in the manufacture of artificial
ice and maintaining cold storage houses
in tbe islands of Trinidad and the liar-
badoes for some years, has arranged for
the establishment ol a similar enter
prise in Georgetown. British Guiana
The company has contracted for a re
frigerator steamer to sail regularly be
tween .New Ynrii, i5r baaoes, xr.siaad
and British Guiana, carrying cargoes of
rresh meat ana vegetables from the
United States, and bringing tropical
fruits as return cargo,
American Trotting Iteglntev Aaaoelation
Chicago, May 19. The board of di
rectors of the American Trotting Reg
ister association held their first uiwliuK
at the Wellington hotel. The day was
largely devoted to a discussion of the
constitution and by-laws, but no change
was made in those reported at the con
vention held here last month. W. R.
Allen of Pittiifield, Pa., was elected as
president, Frank A. Waters of Chicago
vice president, and J. H. Steiner, secre
tary ot tbe American Trotting associa
tion, a secretary and registrar.
Where Was Meat
Boston, May 19. -Gen. B, F. Butler'
now fatuous client, Mrs. Clarietta E.
Johnson, was again before Judge Nel
son, in the United State supreme court.
Hli was recently rt ltaiul from the re
formatory on a writ of personal re
plevin, and ubtNtteutly taken in cus
tody. She was remanded to the iiiMt
tutiittl from which she was released to
rv out her sentence. io counsel ap
peared for her.
California i aaaeriee t'ewblae.
Ha FaUM iMXk, May it. -To Cali
fornia Fruit Canuerhw eouipany has
been Ittrir4id with a rapttal of .
Ouo.utM, Tm action U tha rwult of the
labor uf It. frauds, who reiimwnla a
srutttcat of l.tirfluh ratUluu, and
who f,-r tsw tiitw km (.! v4 la
lMiaJ tiie uir of tha sUU to
Ktul.iue. 'lit new company ltk ia
tlottt two thuds of tharaiiiM-rim lu Ihia
tai
tea4 Mas la Jw,
i m AH, H$ li lf. CaHtl, a
tuvthbrf of the atata board if liv ttk
rt'inmiMioHer, rrvatwd a trMMiMs al
lh k Jff l WtifN ha rtM-k'liiiw,
ItlixiKralil x.fl il(U, which tt
i. h uiii', n ill Ilia Bft l ,''.
lm nrtu pvtutillwl lb tattle Hi t
siiWd. i"1 lrl a li't ii 4 Hid
t antmcnUt t ,
tsva, Kf II. Tk kwUla v
rrvWU4wttll dUgaa ft m ail t-r
h etxtniry who ai Ki tk part ia
trwtl at ia dhWft'tts t.f lew
eMUtft-ial r4arn, whita iui4a
kt tha ttflwMth Mrwt IktwU it
THE ELKS' MEETING.
Member of th Order la Vadlstarbed
foaaeaalaa of LoaiaTllla.
Locbville, Ky., May 19. The Be
nevolent and Protective Order of Elk
ha possession of Louisville. For thirty
hours the music of the bands and the
tramp of their men has been beard in
the streets with intervals of only a few
hours at a time. The formal meeting
was held at Liederkranz hall about noon
with Exalted Grand Ruler Qninlan
presiding. Governor Buckner wel-
comDeu tne visitors ror tne state ana
Mayor Tyler for the city. Responses
were made by Past Exalted Grand Ruler
Hamilton E. Leech of Columbus, Past
Grand Ruler Will E. English of In
dianapolis, Judge Shops of Springfield,
Rev. H. G. Perry of Chicago and Past
Grand Chaplin and Grand Esquir W.
C. Duley of Golden Gata lodge, San
Francisco. E. B. Hayes of Washing
ton was chosen permanent chairman,
and the meeting adjouned until 0
o'clock.
Crops Laid Lew.
Fobt Worth, Tex., May 19. Hun
dreds of thousands of dollars' worth of
crops were annihilated by a heavy hail
storm, which fell to a depth of from
six to eighteen inches in a narrow belt
of territory crossing northern Texas. In
th vicinity of Gainesville, where wheat
averaging thirty bushels per acre was
readv for the reaper, not a head is left
standing. The damage in the locality
of Gainesville is at least fiw.uw, while
several other sections report damage
nearly as great.
THE SWITCHMEN
General Manager Whitman of the North
western States the Positloa ef
the Company.
Chicago, May 19. The situation be
tween tbe Northwestern Railroad com
pany and its discharged switchmen re
mains unchanged. The officials of the
road say they will re-employ such of the
discharged men as they are satisfied
will prove faithful and efficient em
ployes, provided they make application
for reinstatement at once. The busi
ness of the road continues to ran as
usual. ,
General Manager Whitman states the
position of tha company a follow:
"Such ex-employe of tbe company a
are capable and acceptable will be given
preference in filling all vacancies that
occur in our switching service. So long
a those at present employed are capa
ble and are desirous of continuing in
our service they will be retained. Those
old discharged men who have engaged
the company in incessant troubles by
fomenting strikes will never again be
employed by this company. , Hereafter
the company's officials and not the
Switchmen's Mutual Aid association
will ran the company's affair
Coal Operators Try Bnlldoalng.
Scottdale, Pa., May 19. Operators
are making a most determined effort to
force the men at the miners' convention
abandon the strike, while labor leaders
on the other hand have been among the
men ana say they are practically unani
mous in their desire to continue out.
The Frick and McClnre companies
started tbe Redstone, Youngs ton, Hawk
eye Valley and Oliphant plants with a
few men and say they will
start nve other plants this week, lien
are coming into the region in carloads,
and it is doubtful if tbe strikers can
stand the pressure much longer. They
are suffering for the necessities of life,
and hundreds have no roof to call their
own. Altogether if the men do not vote
to go back to-day it will be because
overpersuaded by the leaders or because
independent operators or some powerful
ia Dor organization pledges the greatly
needed financial support.
A Thousand Weavers Oat.
Philadelphia, May 19. One thou
sand operatives in the employ of J. & J,
D. Dobson, carpet manufacturers of
this city, struck. Their grievance is
the importation of English operatives
The employes also claim that the Dob
sons have violated the contract labor
law by importing weavers from En
gland,
More Trouble In the Coke Region.
Gkeensbuko, Pa., May 19. At Whit
ney's coke works the Hungarians at
tacked the Italians at work. The Ital
fans fired on their assailants and one
Hungarian 'us fatally and stweral oth
ers dangerously wounded. Three mem'
bers of the mob were arrested.
Iowa Minora Hesitating.
Mason City, Ia., May 19. Advice
received from several localities in the
state where the miners have been on a
strike are to the elect that operstors
re about to resume work, and before
the week is out the usual output of coal
may ue loosed ror.
A Murderer Kseatwa,
Siotx City, Ia,, May 19. -William
M Intire, a prisoner in the jail here.
under indit-tuient fur the murder of
Oetuig hut winter, escaped and I still
at largw, lie was con tine. I tn a steel
cam otrt-nirur on tha corridor and al
lowed the f rwdom of thft curridr dur
ing the day. Jailer Wagnr entered
tiM) corritior to im k Melinite in his cell.
Mclutir struck him uu "ha head w ith a
heavy weapon, threw opeu the door and
eacapeil irKi in imiidiug.
A C'taadbarat la Maaaaa,
lICTCiiiMaUM, Kan., May 9. Aoother
heavy rain vUlted Ihia mtHa acrout
panted by a (? tlullur.t sis mili
wuth. t ut hi ra. Several fir Id if corn
ud wheat w?r tt,,i,titti ljr wald
wav. II. lUjrla and t'f. Myers, twu
wealthltr fru..t. were tha hravkwl
. IU)U had I W at re ol vvfw
fttity ditri)vt
tUalae,
Nl Yo,M4y v.rWtrury BUina
U rvptxlsd a btba winch improved.
If Me from Ud an I Ml up f v.
rl li -iit.. 11 ntt walk! ar i',id hi
: tin t -? i tlnn whImmii lit ail f a
; ran v 11 ii' I ! th tuy tu a
frw dr. Sift H t!he t It- Mi, lit lliat
!kr Wnahaa wwui l r 4(mttjf frow
I Niw Yh tu hi laaaa tu Maiita,
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h NHr fH)ef4 fif'irt hit rviit lib
aa II tk a rl dna llf'iiit
l,4iirt ytk ia tit aitruvu.
CHILI'S REYOLOTION.
A Probability of an Immediate End
ingof the War.
OHABOED WITH CEUELTY,
Mean Thing Said A boat Itaaler by th
Aborigines' Protection aoeletjr
Macdoaald and th Chinese
Loeaats la Egypt.
New York, May 19. Letters and pa
pers received by the last mail from
South America contain interesting facta
concerning tbe trouble in Chili. There
seems to be a probability of the immed
iate ending of the war. At Valparaiso
business is at a standstill. Many promi
nent families are leaving Santiago tot
Buenos Are to avoid prosecution at
the hand of tbe dictator. The princi
pal business portion of lquique has been
destroyed, but the remainder of the
town escaped serious damage. The
danger of a famine is now over. Bal
maceda's army i said to consist at pres
ent of 80,000 men. Chilian soldiers are
being driven into foreign territory.
They are found in the Argentine Be
public, Peru and Bolivia.
Mexico's Neutrality.
Cm ot Mexico, May 19. The offl-
ci3fs-fit Acapulco have telegraphed to
tbe war department, In answer to a
question, that there is no probability of
a conflict between the Charleston and
the Esmeralda. Nothing has been seen
at Acapulco of tbe Itata ana tt is be
lieved that sh ia now off the coast of
Central America, having been supplied
by the Esmeralda with fuel. Gen.
Pedro Ilinaiosa. secretary of war. de
clared to The United Press reporter
that Mexico only insist that her neu
trality be respected. He says bis or
ders are not to sell coal to the insurgent
vessel nor to allow them to load arms
in Mexican territory. In an interview
at Acapulco an officer of the Esmeralda
said: "We will try to get coal here, but
if this is impossible, we are sure of get
ting it within a few hours' sail. We
are not afraid ef a conflict with the
Charleston, but our orders are to be
nrndent and not provoke a conflict." Ha
did not know wnether the Esmeralda
would now go to Chili, but said the
captain of the vessel had received a long
cipher, which probably directed her lu
ture movements.
Mean Things Said A boot Stanley.
London. May 19. The report of tbe
Aborigines' Protection . society, to be
read at a meeting of that organization.
indicts Henry M. Stanley in severe
terms for cruelty to th native of Af
rica with whom be came in contact
during his travels in the "Dark Conti
nent" The author of tbe report
also take occasion to scoff at
the idea that Mr. - Stanley's mis
sion in his last trip through
Africa was solely to relieve Emin Pasha.
There was an ulterior, selfish and sordid
motive for the expedition. The report
characterizes Mr. Stanley's treatment of
his servants and the natives generally
as abounding in inexcusable errors. The
signers of the report believe that Air.
Stanley is responsible for the maltreat
ment rererred to, but they decline to in
stitute legal proceedings against him.
recognizing the im probata ty of success
in such action. The rejatt also pro
test against the current ill-advised at
tempts at the premature civilization of
Africa as a constant source of danger in
respect to persecution oi tne natives.
Maetlonald and tbe Chinese.
Ottawa, Ont., May 19. A deputa
tion representing the Dominion Trades
and l.aoor uongress waited upon the
ministry and complained that the pres
ent law as regards the immigration of
Chinese was insufficient. They wanted
them prevented from entering the Do
minion. Sir JohnMacdonald replied that
no alarm need be felt. The full tax
of o0 per head would continue to re
strict the influx, but if any Mongolian
invasion was threatened he would be
the first to adopt restrictive measures.
At present the majority of the Chinese
paid the tax and then were smuggled
Into the United States. It.would be un
wise for the Dominion government to
adopt harsh measures towards tbe Chi
nese while trade was being developed
with China, The time was opportune
ror this, as the united stnte by its pol
icy had antagonized the Chinese.
Excitement at Belgrade.
Belgrade, May 19, Queen Natalie
has finally been escorted to the frontier
after a conflict between Ken-d'-nrmea ami
student. The latter had formed a cor
don around Natalie's palace, which the
gen-d -arums vainly attempted to break.
many persons being injured in the light,
A troop with loaded muskets wa fin
ally ordered to disperse the crowd, and
Natalie, in order to avert blixKhhed,
yieldt4 to he order of the officer in
command and entered the carriage,
which wa rapidly driven away. Ex
citement throughout th city ia at fever
neat, and there la hourly anticipation
or a general outorens.
A Horrlbla rind,
LivtRfoou May 19. A sailor' bag
fouud floating in tha lUixlou duck was
fouud to coniaiu tha horribly mutilated
body of a hoy apparently aliout 1-1 year
old. Th throat had tmn rut and but h
lUf cut off at tha knot in order to
pack th My Into tha bt, Tha police
are at work on in case, but u (ar bar
not th slighiMt i in to th murderer,
three Mllliua Kla.
i'aRi. May 19. La t'rwe of this
tiiy announce that a contract was
Vd, iarly durina lb prraeot nnoith,
Ulwwa the huaaUti gvriiiii-iit and
the I liaii lUranl arm factory by which
Hi Mltd it riittdoyti are at tit
allui diikl uf Unta, which ha
ia an w lr f t ,i,ia it(U,
Iwuli la I (
; l.nsK., May (It, - gwartti f lent
k -wU ar aij:titi' ia iiwr r'rfvpt
j Th S"'MMi I'UiU in tin j nt'lriu
.oatha la-t lueaui of e n With tit
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tioa ol ia u iu aui aula tp.
Mibte the Attaah,
ThU, May II -IV tlwk ha U
I'trl w r(( l d pi f tti j th rvc ulat-
lack b".M tha 4,irw .ich atet prviui
tag th tpwnty pubUk uwat at hi aail
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BONYNGE SUES MAC KAY.
Th Fead Batweoa California Milllon-
airoa Calsalaates la a Gigantic Law Salt.
Nkw York, May 19. The bitter feud
between th house of Macksy and
Bonynge, California millionaire, which
has been raging on both sides of the At
lantic for several years, has at last taken
definite form. Bonynge has brought
nit against Mackay for damages in pro
portion to the magnitude or Air.
Mackay's redowbtable pile, damage
which make all other damages sink
into insignificance. Bat Bonynge does
not stop at damages alone. He charges
criminal libel as well.
Ma. Piatt, of the firm of Piatt ft Bow
er, counsel for Mr. Bonynge. said that
the subject was one npon which neither
he nor the nrm could soeax. tie ad
mitted that inch a suit had been begun, j
but would say no more. i
A Paale Narrowly Averted. . '
Defiance, 0., May 19. -A panio wai
narrowly averted at St John's Catholic
church. A class of thirty-nine was
ha vine its first communion and the
church was packed. Suddenly there
was a flash of light and tbe veil of Miss
Clara Eminger was in flames. The
girl screamed, and for a moment it
looked a if the congregation would mak
a wild rush for the door, but tbe cool
ness of Father Jung and some of the
parishioners averted what would have
been a terrible disaster if the break had
been once made. The flame were
promptly extinguished, and Mis Emin
ge r wa confirmed with the rest of
the class.
THIETY WERE EILLED.
A Carload of Dj natal t Erplodes at
Tarrrtown, If. T.a w'th Uorrt
bljr ratal Besalt.
Tarbytows, N, Y., May 19. Thirty
men wen blown to atoms a few mile
below here on tbe Hudson River rail
road by the explosion of a carload of
dynamite. Everything in the vicinity
was wrecked, and tbe rails of the road
were torn up for a considerable
distance. The fireman of the loco
motive of the train was blown into the
river with the engine. The traffic
on the railroad was stopped. The shock
of tbe explosion was felt for miles
around. The dynamite was on the con
struction train, which waa at work
building a third track. The bodie of
eight Italians and two Americans
have been picked up. Many others are
believed to have been blown into the
river and sniik. A large number were
injured. It is impossible to say how the
accident was caused.
Charges Against St, Louis' Mayor.
St. Louis, May 19. The Globe-Democrat
is getting ready to demand the
impeachment of the mayor on the
charge of having misused the Johns
town relief fund intrusted to bis care
for distribution. Several thousand dol
lars were given tbe mayor with which
he went to Johnstown and proceeded to
divide np tbe money among the flood
sufferers in a most nnique manner. In
stead of disbursing the money through
regularly organized channels he visited
the poor in person and handed out five
and ten dollar bills whre he thought
they were needed. It is claimed that
the major part of the funds disappeared
mysteriously, but Mayor Noonan insists
that he spnt every cent of it for the
purpose for which it was raised.
DOUBLE TRAGEDY IN KANSAS.
teven Proaalt Kill Sherman Craig and
His Hon at Zurich In a Land Dispute.
Zurich, Kan., May 19. Sherman
Craig and Steven Prossit claimed the
same piece of land. Craig had lived on
the land thirteen years, but had never
paid for it Prossit moved on to it and
Craig ordered him oil. Prossit went
into his house, poked his Winchester
through the window and shot Craig's
son dead. Craig drew a revolver, but
before he could fire it Prossit shot him
through the heart. Proesit gave him
self np, bnt was released at the pre
liminary hearing, it being proved that
he acted in self-defense.
Train Bobbers Surrounded.
Sac and Fox Agency. May 19. Tns
sohoe, an Indian scout, one of the posse
who have been chasing the Dalton gang,
who held up the Santa Fe express a
week ago, arrived here for reinforce
ments. The gaug have been located
twelve miles from the agency, aud arc
fortified at a deserted ranch surrounded
by the posse. When reinforcements ar
rive the posse will attack the despe--adoes,
and a bloody combat is looked
for. Tussohoe left here with twenty
new men.
JACKSONVILLE BURNING.
Festoffioe and Court Hens Damaged and
' Other Ktruclnres ltealrorad.
Jacksonville, May 19.-A fire orig
inated in tbe Mohawk block on Market
Street and did htavy dsmagfl to the
Kwtofllce block aud the federal court
milding, and umuy other at rue tuna
were destroyed. Tha loasn will prob
ably reach i"s.0H0.
At noon tn tire wa still raging. Th
mutiicitl buildiutt1 aud city market are
In tUiiier of dintrtution. l.iTort rw
being; made to sv th Carlton hot -l
and buildtug adjoining on West street,
reaalenle rarest lira,
At.Tociia, l'a.. May 19. The fort
flree continue :to rag with tin abate-1
tU-rveiie. The Iowa of Frugality,
t'auibrta potinty, partly tiiiryei
and the tlUfat.f iwn and Wall an
iirroun l.l l y tire, and sewal I'uil-i
tugs uu th outukirt Wra bunted. At
illtaiiMiporl th fortwt On th north
an! weal slUw of lb cttr ar M,
and lh air t so dark with tu k
strwt laoip are kept burning all day,
1
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Hherdy mar W cam th taull J Kl
tuur Wied ui4 wm howt tu court a t '
i rmUw) a dwcliltd cRli.(tt Mr
Pbeixlr wtiir.l atoti aituol by ttxn
gWUC tStld'tlh'U.
t ba $MMaa W th iWmk,
lltlirt, N H., Mr .-Nws k4
tat hl h i frt'ta Uu kwl t th
t t thtil ii at h.K WaUh U a wr k
at thai pi a. Nothing U sat I a U iU
rew. Let it tWuahl lhy wra .
mPROYEHDTLOOK.
Encouraging Reports Received by
the Department of Agricultme.
ADVANCE IN FAEM LANDS.
Appointed Sacra taryto th Chilian Lega
tion Kaitrlctlng Italian Immigra
tion Decided Against MeKee
Coauner Commissioners.
WASBWOTONf May 19, Tha corre
spondence of the department of agri
culture from all part of the country is
very encouraging for tha farmers. A
letter just received from a veteran ob
server says; "The agricultural pros
pect is certainly encouraging, and the
general aspect as compared with several
years past is more than encouraging.''
He says that blue grass pastures are be
ing broken np for corn planting in
Illinois and that land is in great de
mand; that the old rule of two-fifths to
tbe land owner and three-fifths to the
tenant ia going ont of existence, land
being rented at half to each, in some
cases with fl per acre rent additional to
the owner. In one case half the crop
and $3.50 per acre were offered for 1,000
acres. He instances a case illustrating
the advance in prices of beef. On one
farm are WW steers fattening that cost
$8 per 100 lbs last fall, which could
now be sold for August delivery
at 0 per 100, with a probable average
gain of 800 pounds in flesh. More than
$40,000 for grass and care ought to cure
a considerable amount of depression in
agriculture. Tbe same farm was stocked
with feeders in W) at 13.40 per 100,
which sold at 13.75 in the midst of an
area of discouragement which is rapidly
passing away. These indications of
marked improvement are stimulating
demand for farm lands and advancing
tbe offerings as to rent and also tbe
pice of land. A high agricultural au
thority in Iowa estimates the advance
in that state at $3 per acre. It is confi
dently believed that farm lands gener
ally now promise to be good invest
ments at present prices. The chief of
the bureau says: "If now imprudent
settlers on tbe desert area could be re
lieved from tbe disabilities induced by
their over-confidence in tbe abiding re
sources of 'rain belt' and the absence of
Irrigation, there would be little cause
for discouragement in the present as
pects of agriculture in the United
States." --
Deelded Against MeKe.
Washington, May 19. In the district
court Judge James announced the opin
ion of the court in the snita of Ward
Lamon and other against McEee to re
cover part of the large amount the latter
received for services in th Choctaw
claim cases, which resulted In tha Li
dians getting a land award. The court
decided that Lamon was entitled to re
cover from McK.ee an amonnt estimated
at $150,000 for service in the prosecu
tion of claimi from 1887 to 1874, and for
money expended; that Latnrop was en
titled to recover $75,000, MoPherson
and the assignee of Luke lea waa en
titled to $14,000, and Mrs. Cochrane has
a right to 8 per cent, of the amount Me
Kee received. The court decided that
the 1147.000 paid into court byMcK.ee
be divided pro rata among those per
sons and judgment be given taem
against Mch.ee ror tne balance.
Bestrletlng Italian Immigration.
Washington May 19. That the Ital
ian government is endeavoring to check
the tide of immigration to the United
States is shown by the issuance of a cir
cular by the Italian minister of the in
terior to the prefects of the kingdom for
the restriction of such immigration ao
far as minors are concerned. Minors
will not be allowed to leave the king
dom when not accompanied by relatives
or guardians except upon proper ship
ping articles, and such documents will
be required also in case the minor is ac
companied by a relative or guardian
who can neither read nor write. Minors
under eighteen years of age will not be
allowed to emigrate except on specific
authority by tne minister of war.
Aa Interstate Cemmeree Decision.
Washington, May 19. The interstate
commerce commission rendered an epin
ion in the complaint ot Beaver & Co.,
soap manufacturers of Dayton, O..
against the Pittsburg, Cincinnati and
St Louis railway and other roads. The
point of decision is thaf where two
kinds of soap are made use of for the
same purioaes and ar advertised and
held out to the world a suited for like
purposes, and substantially equal in
value, they should, both for purpose of
transportation and rating, be placed in
the same chaismcation.
Banns Will Mot Bealga.
Washington, May 19. Gen. Raum
In an interview denied that be intended
to resign. He said his relations with
hissomiriors were very pleasant, and
that they hud complete ctthlenc in
hiiu. He said there wa a coterie of
men, including some uf tbe employe of
the pension oftic, who were trying to
rulu him. 11 had nothing to fear from
them, and would keep oti, a in tit pant,
giviug hi .thought aud nargi to hi
office,
The Interstate Cam ml tat an.
Wasiiinutok, May 19, Interstate
Ciiiiuncrce ComuiiMlttUer Morrison,
liravg, Vry and Kaapp left Wash
ington to mak a circuit of th western
atau. Tby will hear raau at ht.
l'aul. Farw Kpukaae, Tciua, lurt
Un.l, Km ( raciixi. Knit Lake. iVttrrr.
Toa ka, Kiit City nd Chicago, hut?
ina I he Utur illy fu Washington Juua
to next,
. flHHIIlM,
Vitvir. Hay li. Th preahteat
ha ftmuuitted to t.it year's ecaal Un
til taoautoul tW aettleuc uf CViartd U.
VlllUr, rk1d ia UlattU of Vkdv
It tf la tl law. H tlH Uutd to
tulififra th in nf ,H. il. Tag,
rvn h ted tit !wa t-f ttnUtmg th
ti Uw. and Jha U Ir. ntU twt ta
iUiattt hvf vtHtwiwtfwtt eota ta
Pl naraaUa
...( a the t SUM tegntioa,
VaHik,tt', Ma) 19 A4v frttu
Valiwuaioi au - that I Via t(rra
Vui MU lias lama llutt ,rtary
to lh tti.iUA h-ua ia Vt httista.
A PECULIAR DISEASE.
Death ef a Walt Maw Who Had Taroad
Blaeav
Niw York. May 19 Henry Welch,
white man whose akin bad turned ,
black, and whose ease had been watched
with the greatest interest by the phyd-
cians at the Presbyterian hospital.
where he has been sine May 0, died at
that institution. On of th hospital
physicians had just spoken to him and
bad been answered in a perfect rational
manner, without any evidence or im
pending death, and then had turned to
the next cot to speak to another patient
Half a minute later tha doctor hap
pened to glance at Welch and found
that he waa dead.
Welch'acaae is one of the moat re
markable on record. He was fifty years
old, and waa born in Ireland of white
parent. Ia January hi skin turned
yellow aa tnonf n from Jaundice. Tarn
continued until Welch uifnt easily
have been mistaken for a quadroon. Six
week later he had tha appear an of a
mulatto. Hi case was aiagnpr
doctors as hyperthropie cirrbo .a, or
liver disease. H entered the lspital ,
May 8, and after that continued to grow
darker in color. When he died his a
tir skin wa black.
. A aVevivnllst's Work.
Pckblo, Col.. Msy 19. A remarkable
series of revival meetings are in Pro-
reas nere, conducted by the Bar. C Q.
Tatman of PhUadelnhia. Tha lnrrmt
halls in the city are unable to contain
tna crowa ana onen two or more
churches are packed at the same time.
A MIESOUBI T0WU LOOTED,
Thlavea Set Fire to Bualuoe Hoots and
Pleader Several Dwelling A
Seattle Blase.
Bedaua. Mo., May 19. ThaDriacisal
business block in the town of Lament,
three miles west of til, city, burned.
the loss being $33,000. The fire wa
started by a gaug of tramos. who pro
ceeded to loot tbe town as soon aa tha
blaze waa under way. A number of
nouses were ransacked and th citixen
were terror-stricken. The explosion of
100 pounds of blasting powder in
burning hardware store added to tha
confusion. Tha marshal and an armed
rinaaa nrtrrwAvA in ihiOIm ttim tfclama
to flight, capturing four of them.
brattle. Wash.. JtUv 19. A da
tnma fira vnowl in a mm tit Kntlittaaa t
the corner of fiailroad avenue and
Main street, oat was soon xtlngahd.
The low will not exceed $40,000.
Kingston, Ont.. Mar 19. Disastrous
bush fires have been raging for everal
. - -i. r t. j .1 , , ,. .
ubtb m viujHta snu in tne VlC"!"y OI
Folger. Levant, Flower and Wilbur.
Near the latter place great destruction
luw resulted.
JUDGE JOHNSTON DEAD.
Vaespoeted Demise af aa law Wsase
. .- at Xaafcak.
KROitnr., Ia., May 19. JuirJwari
Johnston, county1 judje of Lea cotusty,
one of the oldest and most onordci
ixens of this county, and a UtSing
jurist of tha Iowa bar, died at 119 p.
m. His illns ws short snd his daata
unexpected. Ha waa a noUbl charac
ter in the early history of Iowa, beta
pioneer in the earliest bar or
this territory. In 1837 ha wa
elected clerk of tbe Wisconsin Itria
lativ assembly when Iowa wa yet
part of that territory In 1839 be wa
a'ected speaker of th Iowa hone of
representatives, which met at Burling
ton. In 1850 he was mayor of Fort
Madison and was elected judge of Lea
county in 1852, and in 1891 was appoint
ed a member and president of the Iowa
Columbian exposition commission. He
leaves four children.
SUCCEEDING ADMIRAL BRAINE..
Cast. Henry Krbea la Command ef the
Breohlja Navy Yard.
Niw York, May 19. Capt. Henry
Erben, U. & N succeeded Bear Ad
miral Dauiol L. Braina in the command
of the Brooklyn navy yard, th admiral
going npon tha retired list. Admiral
Br sine's retirement wa made th oc
casion of great ceremony, Tha marine
battalion paraded at noon, a salute of
thirteen guns waa fired and all the ofl
eera were in full uniform. The retiring
officer waa the third in rank in the
navy. He entered the service as mid
shipman in 1840, waa in several en
gagements in the Mexican war and
served with distinction in the civil war.
He is a native of New York City.
Th Demoreet Forgery Caaa.
Buffalo, May 19. The district at
torney of Erie county ha heard noth
ing further from the forgery caaa
against Assembly man Demorett, which
was dismissed ia Rockland county for
want of jurisdiction. As soon a ha ia
notified by the clerk of Rockland county
in tha matter, a warrant will be tamed,
hart and Demorest will be indicted.
THE MARKETS.
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