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LINCOLN, NEB., THUKSDAY, AUGUST J3, 1891.
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M. S. Brown & Co., Beatrice grocer,
Washington count j lias 48,566 children
of school age.
The old settlers of flash ville will organ
ize an association.
The Sunday closing law Is strictly en
forced at South Platte.
The Burt county Republican convention
will be held at Tekamah Sept. 11
The drugstores of Dr. E. J. Murphy at
David City was closed by creditors.
Valentine may get a $40,000 flouring
mill with a capacity of 200 barrels daily.
A Masonic lodge with thirty-two char
ter members was instituted at Harwell.
Arrangements are being made for a
grand harvest home picnic at Nemaha
Mart Dartt and Horace Lauther have
been arrested at Tekamah for bootlegging
The Methodist church at Geohner was
struck by lightning and considerably
Nebraska City will do some paving,
grading and curbing, giving many il i
The dry goods store of W. J. Bean ,v
Broken Bow was closed under chatte
The force in the Burlington and Mi.-,
gouri railroad shops at PlatUmouth hu
The farm mortgage recapitulation r.l
the month of July for York county show
a decrease of 4, 1M.'
A citizens' bunk has been organized a'
Bancroft and will begin business Sept. 1
with fcio.OOO capital.
The Nebraska City board of trade will
try and induce some of the harvest excur
sions to visit that city.
More than one hundred persons prv
t essed conversion at the Methodist revival
just closed at Fremont.
A sanitarium for the treatment of per
sons addicted to t he use of opium or whisky
may be located at Kearney.
Elder Clifford Monroe of Council Bluffs
lias accepted a call to the .pastorate of the
Christian church at Nebraska City.
Lightning struck the residence of Dr.
A. N. Scott at St. Paul and burned it to
the ground. The family had a narrow es
cape. Several pieces of wheat have been
thrashed in the vicinity of Tecumseh, the
yield averaging from 3S to 53 bushels pet
News has been received at Grand Island
of the death of John Reimers, Jr., at Keil.
Germany, where he had gone for his
A gang of burglars are operating at Ne
braska City. Dan Smith, colored, was nr
rested, and it is expected he will peach on
McCook has made all the necessary ar
rangements to entertain the interstate sol
diers' and sailors' reunion, which com
mences Sept. 39.
The Falls City opera house was closed
against the Spooner Dramatic company
because they refused to pay for some
The fact that twenty-two traveling men
rr.et at McCook one evening in the regular
course of business indicates a revival of
trade in western Nebraska.
May Mayhem was put through the
sweating process at Lincoln and confessed
to the robbery of the house of J. E. Kiggs,
her employer, of $75 worth of silver.
Two cars of a fast stock train running
twenty miles an hour left the track at
Plflttsmouth and the Burlington and
Missouri depot narrowly escaped destruc
tion. Charles Able of Norfolk has brought
suit against the American Building and
Loan association of Minneapolis to recover
tl,200 which he has paid that institution
Isaac Simmons of Lincoln, had trouble
with his wife, with whom he was not
living, and was charged with setting fire
to his father-in-law's house. Ho was
oouaci over to tbe district court.
A. B. Owens, agent of the Elkhorn at
De Bolt Place, a station near Omaha, was
run over near Bennington while riding on
a railroad velocipede, and both legs taken
off. The injured members were amputa
ted and he died soon after.
While out hunting with a number of
companions Emery Greenwood, 8 years
old, of Beaver City wa killed by the acci
dental discharge of a shotgun which was
carelessly handled by a comrade. He was
shot through the heart, death resulting
J. W. McCalpin received a shock while
oiling the trolley on an electric car at Be
atrice. By some means his arms came in
contact with the wire and he fell sense
less to the street from the top 'of the car.
Aside from a few bruises he escaped seri
An unknown young man about 18 years
old was killed near Union, Otoe county,
while stealing a ride underneath a sleeper
on a Missouri Pacific train. The initials
"E. H." were tattooed on his arm in India
Ink. The body was buried without
Wallace Roach and Ed Shannon, brick,
layers, were precipitated to the bottom of
cistern at Nebraska City by the break
ing of a scaffold. A lot of brick and mor
tar fell on them, end they were painfully
bruised and nearly suffocated when taken
out. Both will recover.
George Maiden, a well known farmer
near Grand Island, fell dead in his beet
field just as he was going to get into a
wagon. Heart disease is the supposed
cause. Mr. Maiden was for many years
proprietor of large woolen mills in Iowa,
and manager of the Beuel Manufacturing
company at Blue Rapids, Kan., and St.
Joseph, Mo. He leaves a yonng wife and
John Camoren, the man whom Jack
Marion is alleged to have killed and for
which crime Marion was executed at Be
atrice in 1387, and who was discovered re
cently at Lacrosse, Kan., alive and well,
can see his own skull by calling at the
capital building ot Lincoln. A sull with
two bullet holes in it was introduced in
the supreme court as evidence and the
last remains ot John Cameron now lies
'a a vault in the basement.
J. A. Emmons ot Lincoln has a pniian
thropic idea of donating five acres of land
and the stone to found and build a sanc
tum or home for the aged editors and
writers of Nebraska. The location is a
' beautiful one, overlooking the Nemeha
alley, about two miles below Tecumseh.
The proposition will be laid before the Ne
braska Press association. ... .. .
Operations of a Gigantic Swindling
Concern Exposed at Chicago.
AGEBTS IN ALL THE STATES
The Postal Service Drop Dowi V'poa It,
bat Net in Tim to Save It Many
Victim Tha Chief Swindler
Escapes Two Captured.
Chicaoo, Aug. 11. Alfred Downing,
N. H. Tollman and three young women
clerks occupants of the office of the
National Capital Savings Building and
Loan Association of North America,
room 35 Rookery building were ar
rested by United States Marshals Hitch
cock, Allen and Charles. Downing and
Tollman were taken before United
State Commissioner Hoyne, charged
with using the United States mails for
fraudulent purposes, and 'placed nnder
$2,000 bonds for a hearing. The three
clerks, Misses Downing, Bartholomew
Wadloy, were notified that they were
wanted as witnesses at the hearing. It
is charged that the men who have been
conducting this association have swin
dled thousands of people from every
state in the Union and taken in from
$00,000 to $350,000, and gives not one
penny in return. There are still two
men at liberty, they having got away
several weeks ago. Thtwe two men, it
is believed, got away with most of the
funds. The strangest part of the whole
gigantic swindle seems to be that it was
indorsed by the leading commercial
agencies of the land. The conductors
The Nefarious Enterprise
did not stop at forgery .either, as anion?
the papers found in the office is a paper
3igned by the "auditor of public ac
counts of Chicago" to the effect that the
concern was a substantial on and did a
good business. There is no such officer
in Chicago. For six months and more
letters have been received from all parts
of the country, protesting that the
"National Capital Savings Building and
Loan Association of North America"
was not what it was represented to be
and it was collecting money and making
no loans. Inspector Stuart found that
tbe concern was- gigantio in its reach
and had agents in every state in tbe Un
ion who were selling tbe $20,000,000 of
stock. At the time Captain Stuart took
hold of the case the hi-ad man of the as
sociation was Louis F. Mortimer, the
general manager and secretary. He
seemed to be the responsible man and
handled all the cash. Several weeks ago
Mortimer and his father disappeared
and neither have since been heard from,
A short time ago Captain Stuart sent
Inspector Gardner to Lincoln, Neb., '
Where the Harvest Seemed Klchest.
Here Mr. Gardner found George O.
Ferguson, who represented about sixty
people that had been swindled. Mr.
Ferguson came to Chicago with In
spector Gardner, and the result was the
captures made. After the arrests were
made Mr. Ferguson explained the modus
operandi of the gang that had been
fleecing the citizens of his town. "They
were represented in our town by Chase
Bros.," said Mr. Ferguson, "who acted
in good faith. The people of Nebraska
are very much in favor of the building
and loan association plan, and the offers
of this concern were snapped up quick
ly. It sold shares for 00 cents each,
with a payment of $11.05 each month
for ninety-six months, at the end of
which time a $1,000 loan would be paid
for. Then there was a membership fee
of $30, an appraisement fee of $20, and
$45 for three months' payment in ad
vance, thus making $85. The concern
made one $500 loau that was genuine,
and this was i ist enough bait to lead
others to invest. Hundreds sent
their money to Chicago, and on
the strength of the loan they
expected to make, contracts for homes
and stores were let and building beguu,
but the money never came."
Inspector Stuart and District At
torney Milchrist went over the com
pany books and found seventeen loans
had beeu made in as many states. A
rough estimate of the amount of money
the association received is $175,000 in
the year and a half it has been in ex
istence. The books of the associa
tion show that it had
Agents In All the States
bnt the most active were in Omaha,
Denver, Des Moines, Portland, San
Francisco and Minneapolis. Up to
within several months ago the associa
tion did a big business in Philadelphia
where, however, the authorities got
after the manager and drove him away.
"They got badly bitten," said Inspector
Stuart, "but they were in the deal and
knew all about what was going on, but
they did not get much. Mortimer got
the bulk of the money, and I have not
the least doubt he got away with $l'-0,-000.
Mortimer is a clever talker, and a
smooth man generally and would con
vince almost any one that talked five
minutes with him that he was the
"Sqnarest Business Men on Earth."
One of the peculiar features of the
case is the endorsement of the scheme
by the Bradstreet and Dun agencies.
The officers of both agencies examined
the association and its affairs, but the
evidences of prosperity were so great
that the agents made favorable reports.
Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
New York and the southern states were
worked, but the bulk of the victims live
in states west of the Mississippi.
Denver, Aug. 1). The committee
which has been investigating the office
of the city treasurer for the past ten
weeks filed its report with Mayor
Rogers. The report is very voluminous
and shows that the city has been de
frauded out of $36,148.45. The alleged
frauds occurred during the administra
tion of ex-City Treasurer Place. The
alleged crookedness consisted in the
raising and altering of bills and
vouchers for supplies furnished the city
by various merchants. The report is
said to implicate every member of the
old city administration except ex-Mayor
Londoner as well as several prominent
business men. The report will be placed
in the hands of the grand jury for
Eight Person Killed.
Paws, Aug. 11. Eight persons vrm
killed by a boiler explosion at Reman.
B'JRIED TREASURE FOUND.
Bis; rot of Cold I'neerttred Rear
Seatberland Springs, Tea.
Sax Antonio, Tex., Aug. 11. A few
days ago a young farmer, named
Edwards, while plowing near Souther
land Springs, struck an iron pot whose
top projected a half an inch above the
surface. It was apparently filled with
earth, bnt its great weight lod to an in
vestigation. Under an inch of dirt,
were many dubloon of gold, the leather
in which they were packed was rotten,
but save for a greenish moid tha- coins
are uninjured. They were all dub
loons. Edwards loaded his treasure in
his wagon, drove to San Antonio in tbs
night time, and deposited it in bank
savin? nothinsr of his find until his ro
turn. The amount is $17,000. There !
has long been a tradition in Souther
land Springs neighborhood that Santa
Ana buried his treasure there on bis re
treat after his defeat at the battle of San
Jacinto in the Texas war of indepen
dence, and various searchers have
hunted for it The pot was originally
sunk deep, but the rains of more than
half a century had denuded it of cover
ing. LONGING FOE STATEHOOD.
Arizona People to Blake Constitution
and Ask to Come In Fight on
Phcenix, Ariz., Aug. 11. The call
has been made and delegates selected to
a constitutional convention to be held
in this city Sept. 1. The object is the
formation and adoption of a constitu
tion, which will be submitted to the
people at once for ratification, and if the
vote is favorable Arizona will ask the
next session of congress to admit her as
a state. Just now the question is excit
ing much discussion, though the major
ity of both Republicans and Demo
crats seem to be in favor of
the measure. About a dozen prom
inent Republicans have the sena
torial bee buzzing in their hats, while
others want to be governor and to fill
various offices of less importance. Like
wise the Democrats have aspirations,
and the chances being open for both
sides, there will doubtless be little op
position to the proposition. The fight
will be made in the convention on the
woman suffrage clause. Quite a large
faction of both parties in the territory
favor the measure, and will make stren
uous efforts to get it into the constitu
tion. It will be as bitterly opposed,
and the factions are so equally matched
that no one can tell with any certainty
how the fight will end.
SNEEZING HERSELF TO DEATH.
Alarming Condition of an Ohio Girl, tha
Result of Heading Novels.
Springfield, O., Aug. 11. May Cris
ton, a youug girl about 23 years old, re
siding with a family namod Peterson on
a farm near South Charleston, has been
seized with a remarkably nervous af
fection which causes her to sneeze al
most constantly with such violent par
oxysms that it is feared she will die.
She was first seized last Tuesday.
The family did what it could to stop
the sneezing. Finally it stopped of
itself and a period of deep trance fol
lowed. The family thought she was
dead and at once sent- for Dr. Ramsey
in South Charleston. When that gen
tleman arrived he recognized the state
of trance at once and administered a
hypodermic injection of morphine.
Tbe doctor, on conversing with the
girl, was amazed to find that she is
minutely acquainted with most of the
sensational fiction of the day. He thinks
that this high-wrought romantic hys
terical disposition may have something
to do with her queei affection. The
treatment now is by means of chloro
form and morphine, and if the girl's
strength can be kept up she may re
cover. Bardslcy's Steal.
Philadelphia, Aug. 11. A meeting
of the council's investigating committee
will be held this afternoon at 8 o'clock.
It was thought the exports appointed by
tbe committee, Messrs. Heins and
Whelan, would be ready with their re
port this week, but it has been found
advisable to allow them more time. The
mayor's experts, Taylor, Faunce and
Lawrence E. Brown, will be the chief,
and perhaps only witnesses. The com
mittee is now trying to find out what
became of the $925,000 which Bardsley
said he deposited in the Keystone bank.
Lexington, Ky., Aug. 11. Ex-Senator
John J. Ingalls lectured here on
"The Problems of Our Second Century"
to a small audience. He was intro
duced by Senator J. C. Blackburn. In
an interview Mr. Ingalls said he be
lieved President Harrison would be
nominated for president by the Repub
licans and that Urover Cleveland would
be the choice of - tbe Democrats, while
James G. Blaine, like Henry Clay, is
too great to ever be president.
The Minneapolis Ball Club.
Minneapolis, Aug. 11. The pros
pects for the continuance of the ball
team are a little brighter. President
I Hach will sell for $5,000 and Sam Mor
I ton, who managed the team two sea
' sons, is hopeful of being able to meet
i his terms. The players are all here yet,
1 being held under the ten day rule. They
i are also waiting for their pay. A meet
ing of the Western association is called
at Omaha Thursday to consider.
Editor McKnlght's Action Sustained.
Helena, Mont., Aug. 11. The su
preme court eecided that Editor J. A.
( McKnight of the Helena Journal was
i not in contempt for refusing to tell
Judge McIIattou of Butte, who furnished
! the information in an article reflect
ing on McIIatton's partiality in the
Davis will case.
Cardinal Gibbons' Movements.
Baltimore, Aug. 11. Cardinal Gib
' bons left here for Milwaukee. On the
, 20th instant he will deliver to Arch
i bishop Katzer the pallium the special
insignia of his high office sent him
by the pope.
. Albany, N. Y. Aug. 11. Commander-in-Chief
John L. Palmer received 3
rousing welcome by the G. A. R. posts
and Sons cf Veterans on his arrival from
Late Summer Fhns of the President
AFTEB KOBE CONVENTIONS.
Swelled with ftaeeese, Washington la
Reaching Out Iowa and Nebraska
Pensions The Government Issn
lag Two Dollar Certificates,
Washington, Aug. 11. The presi
dent will go to West Virginia in the
autumn as the guest of Hon. Stephen
B. ElVins at the club house on Cheat
mountain, near Beverly. Secretary
Blaine has been invited to join the
party, which will spend the time deer
hunting. In a day or two the capital
will be without a cabinet officer. At
torney General Miller is the only mem
ber of the cabinet now here, and he ami
Mrs. Miller will leave the city this week
on their summer trip, for which, ac
cording to custom, they have hardly
as yet settled upon any very definite
plans, beyond the fact that on the 18th
inst. they expect to be in Bennington as
the guests of Secretary and Mrs. Proc
tor. The attorney general dislikes to
undertake for pleasure any journey for
which the precise route has been mapped
out. Mra. Miller says their custom for
years has been to go from placo to place
as they chose. The ' project started
earlier in the summer4 of going fur a
driving trip through New England hn$
been abandoned, though it is probabla
that after the visit to Bennington they
may conclude to take a carriage and
drive through some parts of Massachu
setts and Connecticut.
Washington, Aug. 11. The follow
ing list of pensions were granted:
Nebraska Original: Charles C.
Reed. Richard Stockton, Henry E. Sun
ford, Thomas Mulcnhy, Jacob Rondo
bush, Augustus Row, David Lear, Ed
win J. Rosecrans, David D. Linder,
Oscar A. Stubb. John Stewart, Orin F.
Shaw, Henry Krueger,. Henry E.Moore,
Andrew Johnson, Robert I). Stotlon.
Original widows, etc.: -Mary A. Wirt,
Malinda E. Marmadue j Emma Holman,
Mexican survivors: Matkias Ruff. Mex
ican widow: Sarah Couth.
Iowa Original: Chjirles B. Throop,
Lewis Speicher, Perry (King, Alfred N.
Metheny, Silas W. Mitthell, George W,
Lloyd, Mortimer N. Smith, David S.
Swartzel, Evan Morgaa, Edward Thore
son, Henry Harger, Wllism Callender,
John W. Modie, Preiton M. Sutter,
Reuben Lowery, William McMurray,
Joseph Rogers. Additional: George J.
Nelson. Reissue: Hasry C Clingman.
Original widows, etc.:. Francis A.
Smith, Matilda H. Anners, Amanda M.
Rowe, minors of John N. Powers; Ellen
Mathis, Minerva Baker. Mexican wid
ow: Ellen Dobshire.
Public Schools Iowa's Population,
Washington, Aug. 11. The census
office issued a bulletin on public school
finances for the states of Georgia, Illi
nois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota,
Rhode Island, South Carolina and Wis
consin, showing the number of pupils
enrolled in the public schools of tho
states named and the amount and per
capita expenditure for each pupil, as
well as the per capitas of total expendi
tures. The number of pupils enrolled
is as follows: Georgia, .'(24,496; Illinois,
77,819; Maryland, :.h4,S5l; Michigan,
427,082; Minnesota. 281,850; Mississippi,
321,987; Nevada, 7,387; North Dakota,
35,543; Rhode Island. 52,774; South Car
olina, 194,204; Wisconsin, 350,342.
The office also issued a bulletin giv
ing the complete population of Iowa by
minor civil divisions to be 1,911,890, an
increase of 287,28 1 over 1880. Ot the 99
counties in the state 27 show decreases.
In the larger number of counties, how
ever, satisfactory increases are shown.
After More Conventions.
Watiiington, Aug. 11. Now that
Washingtonians have been successful in
capturing the Grand Army of the Re
public encampment for 18921 they
are stretching out after more conven
tions. Plans are being perfected look
ing to securing the presidential conven
tions here tbe same year, and the business-men
of the capital have prom
ised the promoters hearty and substan
tial co-operation in such a movement.
It is urged among the arguments in be
half of the proposition that a national
convention at Washington would not
have to contend with a bitterly parti
san press, as has been the case hereto
fore in some places. Two new halls
have been arranged, either of which
will be capable of holding a national
convention, no matter how many dele
gates may attend, and the idea has been
boomed considerably since tha Detroit
In Spite of the Counterfeit.
Washington, Aug. 11. It is stated
at the bureau of engraving and print
ing that work on the plates for the new
two-dollar certificate, which will be a
vignette of the late Secretary Windom,
is still in progress, and that as soon as
the plates are completed the new cer
tificates will be issued. It is also stated
that owing to the great demand from
banks in the west and south for one and
two dollar bills to be used in moviDg
the crop, and tbe inability of the bureau
to complete the plates for the new cer
tificates in time, the bureau is now, by
direction of tbe treasury department,
issuing a supply of two-dollar certifi
cates from the plates bearing the vig
nette of the late General Hancock to
meet this demand. The printing of
bills from the Hancock plates was dis
continued some months ag on account
of the appearance of a dangerous coun
terfeit. Plxarro'a Remnlns.
Washington, Aug. 11. The news
papers of Lima, Pern, contain elaborate
accounts of the removal of the remains
of Francisco Pizarro, who lead the con
quest of Peru, from a vault nnder tAie
altar of tbe cathedral at Lima to the
chapel of the viceroys in the same build
ing. The remains were subjected to a
careful examination and the body was
found to be admirably preservea, al
though it has been 350 years since Pi
WANTED TO HANG THE ALDERMEN
A Kansas Cltr, Kan., ladignatloa Meet
ing Get Kaelted.
Kansas City, Aug. 11. The mayor
and council of the city of Kansas City,
Kan., barely escaped vengeance at the
hands of a crowd of 600 taxpayers. Tbe
excitement arose over a proposition of
the city council to pnrchase the plant
of the electric light and power com
pany for $310,000 which aroused public
indignation, as it is believed improper
inducements are being offered to
the couuciL At a mass meeting
presided over by Hon. John B. Scog
gins, the head of the Kansas City, Kan.,
bar, an intemperate ipeech was made.
A committee had been appointed to
present the protest. The crowd joined
the committee, and as the march pro
gressed the excitement grew, until the
uiutterings of the crowd culminated in
shouts of "Lynch them" and "Hang
them!" The council hastily adjourned.
When th? crowd found tbe chamber
empty another mass meeting was neld,
the mayor and council being denounced
as thieves. After several speeches tbs
DONE AT A PICNIC.
A Number or nioodr Fights Complete
1 Kay's Entertainment at
, Cincinnati, Aug. 11. The Jolly Tour
a club composed of some of Cincinnati's
colored people, held a picnic at Hunt's
grove. A number of bloody fights oc
curred. Razors, revolvers and pocket
knives were very plentiful. Jim Chap
man, the city dog-catcher, got into a
quarrel with Hiram Hendrics. Chap
man was struck in the head with a
brick, but not seriously injured. The
brick, however, was broken into a dozen
pieces. Friends then came between the
men and no further injury was in
flicted. Roe Thomas and John Fox
were the principals in another stabbing
and shooting affray, Fox being shot in
the leg. Twenty minute after the fe
males took part in a tight among them
selves. Misses Ida Griffin and Beatrice
Graham, both colored, and well known
women of the town, got into a quarrel
in which Miss Griffin used a knife and
Miss Graham a razor. Miss Graham,
however, had the best of this encour( ,
and slashed Mibs Griffin's face in a ter
rible manner. They were separated bo
fore doing further injury to themselves.
The only arrest made was that of Miss
Graham, who was locked up in this city,
the others who were concerned in the
fighting leaving the train before it ar
rived in tbe city.
She Shot to Kill.
Galveston, Tex., Aug 11. About 1
o'clock in the morning Jennie Ander
son, while lying on her bed, was startled
by the appewance of a negro in her
chamber. She demanded what he
wanted. Receiving no reply, she
snatched a revolver from a bureau
drawer, and in the excitement shot
herself through the thigh. At the
sound of the shot the negro ran, and
the plucky woman, regardless of her
wound, went after him, firing as she
ran and planting ono shot in his arm,
and just as he was getting out of tha
house lodged another near the heart.
The negro ran a few paces and dropped.
He died on his way to the hospital. His
name was Mosely and he was a worth
less, dissolute negro whoso purpose in
the house was either to rob or rape the
woman, as she lived alone.
A Drnnken Man's Terrible Resistance.
Chillicothe, O., Aug. 11 While
Police Officers Hall and Von Kennel
were attempting to arrest George Duhl
mever at his residence the latter shot
and mortally wounded Hall and then
fired at Von Kennel, slightly wounding
him. Von Kennel returned the fira
breaking Dnhtmeyer's right leg. Duhl
meyer was drunk' and threatening to
kill his wife. Hall died and Duhlmeyer
is not expected to live.
Killed by an Kiuloslon.
St. Louis, Aug. 11. An explosion of
steam pipes on the steamer Idlewild oc
curred as the boat was nearing St.
Genevieve. Simuel Jackson, a colored
fireman, and another negro fireman,
whose name is unknown, were blown to
atoms. Charles Adams and Marshall
Carter, deck hands, and Daniel Richie,
a colored passenger, were seriously in
jured, the two former probably danger
ously. Receivers Appointed
Kansas City, Aug. 11. The judge
of the United States district court ap
pointed F. B. Withers and Wilton B.
Holmes joint receivers of the Bridge
and Terminal company and Chicago,
Kansas City and Texas Railroad com
pany. The receivers were appointed on
the application of the Csntral Trust
company of New York, trustees for the
first mortgage bondholders.
Abandoned Schooner Peend.
. Pknsacola, Fla., Aug. It. The
American schooner Hade Witte, from
Mexican perta for New York, with a
cargo of cedar and mahogany, which
was abandoned June last, has been
found on the beach near St. Andrew's
bay, and the vessel and cargo taken in
charge by the Now York underwriters.
The cargo will be sent to its destination
and the vessel brought here for repairs.
. Wrecked by Dynamite.
Kansas Cirv, Aug. 11. Richard M.
Juvenal's house was wrecked by the ex
plosion of dynamite. All the occupants
were severely shaken up. but no one
was seriously injured. The explosion
was heavy ami shattered the windows
for quite a distance around. The ex
plosion is attributed to a woman whom
Mr. Juvenal once engaged to marry.
The police are looking fur her.
A Test Case at Omaha.
Omaha, Augll. Gay C. Barton,
president of ths Omaha and Grant
smelter was arrested charged with
violating the eight-hour law. He will
be tried and will receive a jail sentence.
He will then apply to the supreme court
for a writ of habeas corpus on the
ground tiiat the law is unconstitutional.
This will be made a ttst case.
Engineer and Fireman Killed.
Fort Wavne, Ind., Aug. 11. A pas
senger train on the Grand Rapids and
Indiana road ran into a freight at Bry
ant station. The trains were ditched.
Engineer Dick and Fireman Brown
were killed. The passengws were un
injured, except for a slight shaking up.
THE FOREIGN WORLD
Secretary Ralfonr Gives His Vicwa
on Irish Local Government.
MANIPtJE PBINCES MUST DIE
Iastlgalort of tha Massaoro In India to
Be Kxeeated Mile. Vaoareseo to En.
ter a Convent Marines Drowned.
London, Aug. 11. Mr. A. J. Balfour,
chief secretary for Irc!and, delivered a
speech at Plymouth, in which he out
lined his case of local Irish government
He argued that there were two reasons
why local government shonld not be
withheld from Ireland. The first was
a sentimental one, because it had al
ready been given to England and Scot
land. Mr. Balfour declared . that it
would be madness to allow the councils
to administer the funds of any class not
represented in tbe body. Such permis
sion would convert them into engines
of tyranny and oppression. The inc iden
of taxation fell upon the occupants of
the land, whom the councils mainly
represent, and they could be trusted to
The police question, Mr. Balfour con
tinued, had caused alarm, but he
would never consent to the decentral
ization of the force by handing over the
local force cither to tho councils or to
the council in association with the
grand jury. He further believed tint
there would be no serious attempt by
tne counties to secure control oi tut-h a
force. He was compelled to admit that
he feared that the first result of the
change would be to oust the landlord
from a share in the government, even
thou irh thev oruarded the coiiikmIh hv
some form of minority representing it.
This was to be deplored, but he trusted
there wouid be a great change in the near
Rlanlpnr Prlness to lie J2eeiited.
Simla, Aug. 11. The marquis of
Lansdowne, viceroy of India, has ren.
dered his decision on the appe al of the
Manipuri princes who were condemned
to death for tbe part they took in the
massacre of Chief Commissioner Oum
ton, Political Agent Grim wood and
other British civil and military officers
at Manipur in March last, the tec hnical
charge on which they were convicted
being that they had waged war against
the queen and had abetted murder.
The sentence of Zenapnty, broker of tbe
juora (regent) or Manipur and commander-in-chief
of the Manipuri army,
and Kretongal, the general who gave
tbe order for the massacre, have been
confirmed by the viceroy and they will
be executed. In the cases of the regs nt
and Prince Angancena, the viceroy has
commuted the sentence of death to
transportation for life and the forfei t of
their property, Several of tbe Manipuri
and British sepoys who took a part in
the massacre hare already been exe
cuted. Changed His Plana,
London, Aug. 11. The enthusiasm
which has been bunting out at every
possible opportunity in France has re
ceived a sudden damper from the nou
arrival in France of the Grand Duke
Alexis. All preparations had been made
to give the grand dnke an enthusiastic
greeting, and a great crowd of people
had assembled to witness his arrival.
These people were disappointed. It is
supposed that the grand duke purposely
changed his plans in order to avoid a
Berne, Aug. 11. The international
geographical congress was opened by
M. 1). Bros, minister of foreign affairs.
Dr. Gobec, the president of the con
gress, delivered the inaugural address.
A paper by Mr. Stout of New York on
tho N icaragna canal was raad, which de
clared that the work had a brilliant fu
ture. Vacaresoo will Enter a Convent.
1 Paris, Aug. 11. Mile-. Vacaresco.wbo
is here, denies haying attempted suicide
on account of the breaking of the mar
riage engagement with Prince Ferdi
nand of Roomania. She- has resigned
any idea of marying the prince and in
tends to enter a convent.
Taeniae and Pestilence.
Vienna, Aug. 11. Famine and pes
tilence have followed the excessive
rains in the Magura district of the Car
pathian mountains. The wet weather
mined crops and insufficient food has
caused aa outbreak of typhus fever.
German Marines Drowned.
Paris, Aug. 1). A disastrous drown
ing accident is reported from Dantxig.
Owing to the capsiiing of a boat off the
port, the captain.lieutenant.surgeon and
two seamen or the German war vessel,
Zeitcr, were all drowned.
Parnell and the Paris Fund.
Dublin, Aug. 11. The Evening Tele
gram says that Mr. Parnell will never
consent to Mr. Dillon s proposal to ex
elude Mr. Parnell from the administra
tion of the Paris fund.
Berlin, Aug. 11. The Cologne Ga
sette says the kaiser is in robust health,
uses his leg easily, and will dispense
with the doctors after a few short sea
Sir Hector Langsvln Resigns.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 11. Sir Hector
Langevin, against whom numerous
charges have been made lately affecting
his character as a public official, has
resigned the ministry. ,
London, Aug. 11. Ted Pritchard has
accepted the Offer of the Olympic club
of San Francisco to fight Bob Fitzsim
nions for a purse of (10,000.
Robbed the French President.
taris, Aug. 11. The chateau of Pre
sident Carnot at Preslesbon was looted
by burglars, who secured all the valua
bles, including the rlate.
HOPPERS EATING EVERYTHING, j
Tbep Ken Chew t"p the Binding Talari
of Obla Farmers. a i
Fisdlat, a. Aug. U. The grasJ
hoppers are doing mora- damage in tkh
part of the state jost now than they
hare for many years- before. In maay
parts of the country they swarm in
myriads and literally devour everythiaa;
before them. They have eaten np ai
entirely destroyed the clover-seed crop
and are devouring the- pasture to rack
an extent as to render the feed of stock
a serious problem for the farmers. They
are causing a serious annoyance k ta
wheat fields by eating the' twine- that
binds the sheaves, causing the shocks to
fall in confusion and making it difficult
to handle. They are invading the cons
fields and eating the leaves off the stalks
and the husks from the ears. Yvaag
fruit trees are also being seriously
dangered by the hoppers eating tha
leaves and new twigs. They will cana
serious loss to the farmers- in this and
DAKOTA'S HOT BLAST. 1
O rave rear That It Mar Dave Di
tha WasatOne Hundred Basin
of Scalding Heat.
St. Pact.. Aug. 11. Great r.nxiety it
expressed for the wheat crop of North,
Dakota, which, at the beginning of tha
hot wave on Tuesday, was in the milk
and nnder ordinary conditions would
have required from fourteen to six tees
days to ripen. This wheat, at the moat
critical stage of its existence, was sub
jected to 100 hours of inten heat rang
ing from 80 deg. at nighttime to 113
deg. in the daytime. What effect tlda
scalding weather has had on the grain
cannot be definitely known for several
days. Appearances,, however, indicate
that tho wheat fields are being prema
turely ripened, that a large part of tha
grain has been shriveled np and rained
and that almost the whole crop will be
Holding the Kansas Wheat Crap.
Topeka, Ang. 11. Frank McGrath,
president of the Farmers' Alliance, ha
returned from a trip through the state.
He says there is a large amount of wheat
being held back by the farmers in tha
expectation that prices will advance).
Lecturers of )he state Alliance are all
advising this coarse and tbe farmer
are now kept as closely posted on the)
market as ttw board of trade. Mr. Mc
Grath declares that members of the Al
liance will not sell a bushel of wheat
nnless absolutely necessary to supply
. ..I . j .
- Cattle Disease In Iowa. '
Mason City, la., Ang. 11. The cattle
disease which has been raging in Palo -Alto
county continues with increased
violence. State VeterinarhurStalka baa "
been on the ground and notwithstand
ing his report that the disease was not
contagious cattle continue to die from
it at the rato of ten or fifteen a day.
They take the disease, suffer intense
pain two or three days and die. They
neither eat nor drink. The disease re
sembles, in some forms, murrain. It
is probable that another and mora
thorough examination will be made
right away. . ,
New Tork's Lepers. '--,.
New York, Aug. 11. Ong Mot Toy
and Tsang Ding, who are supposed to be
lepers, were removed to the charity
hospital, where the doctors will take
charge of them and study their eases.
Dr. Blanvelt, of the health board, who
made an examination of Ding, said to a
reporter that the Chinaman was so com
pletely filled with disease that from the
Lusty examination he made it was im
possible to state whether or not there
was leprosy as well as somethinir else.
but on both Chinamen were certain
signs which had every appearance ol
Doing tne oread eastern malady.
J. n. Prewitt was acquitted at Rolls,
Mo., on the charge of having murdered
Samuel Wood at Pn Ufa residence Octo
ber 5, 1889.
Influenza has again made its appear-
ance in Moscow and is attacking people
in all classes of society. An average at
500 persons are daily prostrated by the dis
It is said that Acting Secretary of Wat
L. A. Grant has approved Major General
Schofleld'a rccomendation that General
Miles shall command such regular treeea
and national guards as mar take part in
the dedicatory exercises of the worlds .
Daniel Human entered the house of M.'
Baker at St. Louis, interrupted a social
gathering and offered to whip any person
present , The challenge was followed be
blows from his whip on the heads and
shoulders of several present. It required
a squad of police to rescue Burman from
the hands of what soon became a mob,
whose evident intention was a lynching,
for he was being dragged to the nearest
Cnieago Orala and Provisions.
Chicago, Aug. IL
WHEAT Ang-ost, M$fc: September, tM
CORN-Augiwt. 8fl4o; September, Ma.
OATS-August, tr-y. September, sVJbA.
LARD September. $6-57.
Chicago Live Stock."
Cnioh Stock TAane, I
Chicago, Aug. il I
CATTLE-Estimated receipts, 8,000 bead.
Natives, I4.&V&S. 15; cows and bulla, t2.00Oo.4U;
Texsns, 1.4SlSi 8tron. ,
HOUS Estimated receipts, 10,004 head.
Heavv, St.MiaS ; mixed to medium, tt.tUV
4.5V light, $ "ih&b.tb. Strong.
BHKEP-Kativee, $.S45.iSi; westerns, LO
atttt; Texan, aa.gii.65. t
Kansas City Live Stock.
KAMAS Crrr, Ang. It
CATTI.E-Estimated receipts, . head;
shipments, 2.&U Steers.11.tVi.Sle5.80; owe,
Il.SnMUU; stockers and feeders, S5044.UU.
Market quiet and steady.
H(X1S Estimated receipts, 00 head; ship
ment. l.S4t) head. Bulk, S4.IM31.15; ad
grades. ti.7Sffl5.ift. Marks steady.
Omaha Live Stock.
Usioa Stock Yards, t
OMAHA, Aug. IL I
CATTLE Estimated rweipta, 1.309 heai.
l.ai to 1.500 lb. cattle, $5.3-i.; 1,1-JU to . t :
lbs.. S4.5.10; WW to 1.1U0 tbs. ateftfp;
choice oows, tSi.7S: common,
choice feeders, Si..'3.50; oominon, $ZXitS.n.
Market steady. . .
HOUS Estimated receipts, 3,80 head.
Ught. V&1,3: miied. aSogVUM: heavy.
tUxpi.SU Market So higher on light, stand
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