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LINCOLN, NEB., TUL'iiSDAY, AUGUST 20. 1891.
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Written for The Farmers' Aluasci.
O, rive me the farm with the light on thecotn
And dwell in the city who will; heart
There ii nothing in art bringeth peace to my
Like the sun on the tlope of the hill.
Blue egg's hid away from the toller, like these.
The rain-crow so welcome Just over the way.
The moan of the dove and the C17 of the jay,
And a breath of wild hay in the breeze.
There's a grace in the elm leaning down on
No belie in the town may attain;
Oa the path of the moon 'mid the murmur
Fills the cop of the rose with the rain;
And whisper to me In the crystal drops shed.
While the lamp of the stars go flaring to bed.
Of the rosin-weed standing a (entry on guard,
A phalanx of spears are it leave on the
Where the white moth on honey has fed.
And the prim-rose so white out there by the
'Ha fragiance from Araby borne;
While the shops on the street bold naught
half to sweet
As the milk-weed's pert u me on the mow.
Where the bumblo-bee drones o'er the buek-
wheat's white feast,
Whllo every gray cloud turn to gold in the
The alembic and rod of the sorcerer falls
On the blue sea of oats and the corn field's
And the wheat's yellow tents have increased.
What a joy In the farm with It patches of
And the well wlto a willow 0 ose by,
Where light shuttle weaves 'mid the sheen
of the leave,
And the city's faint voice 1 a sigh.
What nave you In the town like the wealth of
Our long rows of treei on the fire-guard line?
The flash of sweet dew mornlngB and eves,
The jewels of rain in the gold of the sheaves.
Where the wild rose ha spice like old wines?
Mary Baiku Finch.
Clearwater, Neb., Aug. 13, 1891.
A new z"tu elevator of 40.i55O u'ihU3
capacity is being belli i Cuius.
xhe Holdrege creamery ships from 100 to
120 tons of butter per week to eastern
Leonard Fligg, who has been connected
with the Omaha road, died at Oaklaud
While visiting his son-in-law at Paw
nee City Grandpa Cruse fell from his
chair and died in ten minutes.
v The Republicans of the Sixth judicial
district will hold their nominating con
vention at Columbus September 21.
Challman's general store at Blue Springs
has been closed under mortgage. The lia
bilities are tl,500, with 12,000 assets.
A high wind blew down a portion of the
Kearney cotton mill in process of construc
tion. A Keya Paha county justice of the
peace has decided that a chattel mortgage
will not hold, and the district court has
been appealed to.
Constable Bowman of Dunbar took a
prisoner to Nebraska City. The constable
got drunk and his prisoner escaped, but
was captured by a policeman.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to
blown open the safe in the general store
of G. Cortson at Gothenburg. The mont;y
drawer was robbed of $5,40.
A destructive hailstorm passed over
Hyannis. Garden truck and the corn crop
in the path of the storm were destroyed.
It was about three mifes wide.
Mrs. H. H. Davis, living with her hus
band on a farm near Shickley, has skipped
with Ii. Malony, the hired man. Mrs.
Davis is old enough to be Malony 's
Hayes & .Tenne. propriet ors of the Back
et store at Fairfield, carrying a general
stock, gave chattel mortgages to various
creditors and the mortgagees have tiken
Robert Wheeler, proprietor of the Lin
dell hotel, Valparaiso, mystetiously dis
appeared. It is feared he has committed
suicide or wandered off in a state of tem
A harvest home festival was held at Re
publican City and a cereal pyramid un
veiled. The pyramid will be sent to the
Crestoc blue grass palace, the Lincoln and
Des Moines state fairs.
C. A. Swanson, who lives near Wausau,
has harvested a good crop of barley and
marketed it, summer fallowed the stub
ble ground, sowed it to rye, which now
stands six inches high.
The resources of Ord and Valley coun
ties will be chronicled on 10,000 circulars,
which will be distributed among harvest
excursionists by a committee appointed
by the citizens for that purpose.
During a heavy storm at Greeley Center
lightning struck the house of Mrs. H. La
French, tearing to pieces the bed she and
herdaughter were sleeping in, and, strange
to say, neither of them were injured in the
Special Agent El rod Is at Niobrara,
where he will disburse $126,000 to the San
tee Indians, which is due them as scouts
during the Minnesota outbreak in 1SG2.
The Indians are all camped around the
town waiting for their money.
Omaha and Council Bluffs business men
held a meeting last week to discuss action
looking to the next Republican national
convention for Omaha. A committee of
twenty-five was appointed to work up the
matter among the western towns and
cities. A mass-meeting of Omahans will
be called soon to determine how much the
citizens will give towards the funds for
Mrs. Mary Hill committed suicide at
McCookJjy lying down on the railroad
track atxhe west yard limits and permit
ting the train to run over her body. She
was mangled almost beyond recognition.
About a year ago she lost two children by
diphtheria, and the next day her husband,
James Hill, was taken with typhoid fever
and died. This so preyed upon her that
sho became deranged.
Thomas Cornell of Culbertson was ar
rested just east of Arapahoe by Countable
Watts and held until the Ciilbertsou au
thorities arrived, who took him in charge.
Cornell stole two horses from A. D. King
of Culbertson and skipped. He was ac
companied by Miss BuUth Mishler, a girl
15 or 16 y'ars old. who stole her brother's
pony. Tuey traveled by night and during
the day remained concealed among the
Points Furnished the Postoffice De
partment by Henry George.
THE MECCA OF SCIENTISTS.
Men from Many State Gathering la
Washington Congressmen Who II at
Died Since Election Wonderful
Coal Field in Mexico.
Washington, Aug. 18. Mr. Wana
m&ker is hammering away at his postal
telegraph ideas. Interesting accounts
have been received at the postoffice from
Henry George, Jr., from England
touching the postal telegraph system in
England. The charge for telegrams to
all parts of the United Kingdom is 1
cent a word, including the address, the
minimum charge being 13 cents for
twelve words or less. Ordinary post
age stamps are affixed to the message in
payment. A moderate additional
charge is made when the addressee lives
beyond the limits of the free delivery.
Telegrams can be repeated at half
the original cost. The cost of
a reply not exceeding furty
eipht words may be prepaid,
and a "reply form" is then delivered to
the addressee, who can send bis reply
from any telegraph office within two
months. Five figures are counted as
one word; in this country the telegraph
companies count every figure as a word.
As a measure of economy where many
messages are likely to be sent an abbre
viated or arbitrary address may be reg
istered at $3 a year. In addition to
these direct benefits the people enjoy
very substantial indirect advantages,
such as result from a cheap service for
newspapers and news agencies. The
rate for news messages to all parts of
the kingdom is 24 cents for every 100
words transmitted between 6 p. m. and
9 a. m., and during the day it is 24 cents
for every five words, with the addition
al charge of 4 cents per 100 or five
words, according to the hour, for every
duplicate telegraphic communication.
Mecca of Scientist.
Washington, Aug. 18. Scientific
men from all parts of the United States
are arriving hourly, and this city will
be their Mecca from now till early in
September, when the Scientific Asso
ciation meetings cease. The micro
scopists have departed, the Association
of American Agricultural Colleges and
Experiment Stations are just in the
midst of their work, and the vanguard
of the American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science is now in this
city. This will be the fortieth annual
meeting of this society, the foremost
scientific body in America com
prising amembership of - 2,'KH).
Permanent Secretary Putnam said
that he expected a very large attend
ance, although much depended upon
the weather. The dispatches last wock
relative to the great heat were not con
ductive to drawing men from the cool
retreats whither they had gone for the
heated term. Although there are only
a few of the members here, they are be
ginning to discuss the question of the
next president. Among the prominent
names mentioned are those of Edward
Atkinson of Massachusetts and Pro
fessor John Leconte, of the University
Coal in Mexico.
Washington, Aug. 18. The report
of the discovery of extensive anthracite
coal fields in Sonora are confirmed by
the advices received by the bureau of
American Republics. Operations at
the coul fields are being carried on about
forty miles from Ortiz, a town on the
Sonora railway between Hermosillo
and Guaymas. The concession is owned
by a Mexican company covering 4,000,
000 acres. Coal has been fonnd in
borings fifty miles apart; the diamond
drill has gone through three veins, one
of two feet and the other of four feet
and another of seven and a half feet,
and in a fourth it has already pene
trated twenty -two feet and is still work
ing in coal. The coal, which by test is
said to be equal to the Lehigh valley
product, can be traced for miles on the
surface, the four veins showing the
same thickness throughout the whole
extent. A railway sixty or sixty-five
miles in length will carry the coal to
the harbor at Guaymas, from whence
it can be laid down in San Diego, Cal.,
for $j a ton.
World's Fair lluilding Wild.
Washington, Aug. 18. The bids in
vited for the construction of the gov
ernment building at the world's fair
were opened. The contract will be
awarded in a few days. Unlike other
buildings to be constructed for the ex
position, no time is nxea ijr tne com
pletion of the government building.
Each contractor, however, in presenting
his bid indicated the time he would re
quire to finish the work. The firm tht
secures the contract will be required to
pay $100 a day for every day the work
remains unfinished alter it has been
agreed to have it done. Galvanized iron
is to be used largely for exterior cover
ing. All steel used in the building
must be of American manufacture and
only skilled and reliable workmen are to
be employed. A time globe is to be
hoisted on one of the staffs. This globe
will drop three times each day and indi
cate observatory time at each fall.
Joined the Silent Majority.
Washington, Aug. 18. At least five
of the congressmen elected last will
not form a part of the next honse. Gen
eral Spinola, Judge Houk, Melbourne
H. Ford and Judge Gamble have joined
the silent majority since March 4, and
now another vacancy has been caused
by the nomination of Leslie W. Russell
for the supreme court judgeship in the
Fourth judicial district of New York.
The successor to Mr. Gamble is likely
to be ex-Senator Moody, It so happens
that Senator Pettigrew and Kyle and
Representative Pickler are from the
eastern portion of the state, and Mr,
Gamble was also from the same section,
Mr. Moody, on the other hand, is a res
ident of Deadwood, in the Black Hills,
and, as his part of the state west of the
Missouri river will ask representation,
he will probably come to congress,
Washington, Aug. 18. The comp
troller of the currency appointed Will
man Atkinson of Hutchinwn, Kan., re
ceiver of the First National bank cl
JOINING TO BEAT THE ALLIANCE.
Republican! and Democrats to I'nlt on
Judicial Candidate in Several Case.
' Topeka, Kan. .Aug. 18. Nine district
judges are to be elected in Kansas this
fall, and the People's party politicians
claim that in six of them the Democrats
and Republicans will unite on a candi
date to defeat the People's party nomi
nee. In Geary county the Democrats
and Republicans will unite on a county
ticket, and from one end of the state to
the other the fight now appears to be
against the new party.
W. F. Rigbtmire, candidate for chit t
justice last fall, who has been carefully
watching the judicial contests, stated
that steps had already been taken by
the Democrats and Republicans to com
bine on judicial candidates in the
Eighth, Ninth, Thirteenth, Twenty
fifth, Twenty-sixth and Twenty-eighth
In the Eighth district Judge M. B.
Nicholson, the incumbent, joined the
Alliance about six months ago and was
renominated by the People's Party. He
ran for chief justice on the Democratic
ticket last fall, but was not in sympa
thy with his party on the prohibition
question. The Democrats are indig
nant on account of his flop, and havo
joined hands with the Republicans. A
Citizen's convention has already been
called to meet at Junction City, and
Judge James Humphrey, ex-railroad
commissioner, will be the fusion can
didate. In the Ninth district the situation is
even more peculiar. L. B, Houck of
Hutchinson, a Republican, who has
been judge for years, was defeated for
renoinination in the Republican conven
tion by a man who will bendorsed by
the Democrats. The People's Party
proposes to nominate Houck. claiming
that it was his fair dealing and upright
ness which defeated him.
Nebraska Alliance Convention at Bait
ings Editors Meet and Adopt
Hastings, Neb., Aug. 18. Nearly all
the leaders of the Independent party are
now here, ready for the state conven
tion. Among the early morning arriv
als were General Van Wyck, Jay Bur
rows, Senators Poynter and Smith, V.
O. Strickler, the Douglas county dele-
cation and about a dozen members of,'
the last houie of representatives. There
is little canenssing and a still smaller
amount of button holeing. Edgerton
has practically little opposition for su
preme judge, Hinman thus far display
ing but little strength.
The Independent state central com
mittee met and discussed the items of
expense submitted for the last campaign.-
It decided to recommend no of
ficers for either temporary or perma
nent organization. ,
The Independent reform editors met
and adopted resolutions requesting the
party to give better support to its pa
pers. A contract is in circulation re
ceiving s natures and monetary
pledges of support for The Labor Wave,
the Knights of Labor paper, to be pub
lished in Omaha. Some people are sub
Messrs. Edmonston of Lexington, Dy
Bart of Superior and Dech of Ithaca,
members of the national committee,
met and perfected plans for the organ
ization of the party throughout the
state. They appointed a special com
mittee of three men in every county to
aid in the work.
A fight is expected for the chairman
ship of the state central committee.
Wolf Blake, the present incumhent.and
Burrows be'Dg candidates. The last
mentioned has many supportors.
REED ON THE SPEAKERSHIP.
He Would I.Ike to Bee Mills Given the
Honor, but Crisp I a Good Man.
Portland, Me., Aug. 18. Regarding
the speakership of the next house ex
Speaker Reed said:
"I like Mills. He is a man of sincere
convictions. I always found him a fair
opponent, though I did have to 'call
him down' when he and Rogers of Ar
kansas got to catawaumpussing about
the floor one afternoon. I was only try
ing to hvJd down a rather turbulent
and numerous minority to the bed rock
of parliamentary forms from which
similarly situated minorities had been
allowed to slip in the past. I was simp
ly 'holding her nose again the shore,'
if the metaphor isn't too strained. And
I did it. Now, I say, let Crisp or Mc
Millan, or Mills do the same thing. If
the next speaker has 'the sand' he'll
make us walk the chalked line. The
last election spoke with considerable
vigor regarding some matters and the
majority ought to hear the echo. But
we'll make ' ' .ings interesting for them,
"Whish of these men would you pre
fer?" "I am on good terms with all of
them," was the reply. "Personally,
without ary disrespect to either of
the two, I would be glad to have Mills
the next speaker. He has capacity for
the place, is a good parliamentarian,
and, as I said before, a sincere and frank
antagonist. Crisp I have always found
a quick, ready man."
Virginia Alliance Convention.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 18. The state
convention of the Farmers' Alliance
met here to-day. The leaders say no
radical measure will be adopted. The
Ocala platform will be endorsed and
free coinage urged. Senator Daniels
will be recommended for re-election.
President Mann Page, ia his opening
address, advocated the creation of ,
state commission to regulate railroad
Harbisburo, Aug. 18 The Repub
lican state convention, to be held to
morrow, promises to be a tame atfair,
It looks as though Gregg would be nom
inated for auditor general aud Price for
state treasurer. James S. Fruit of Mer
cer is the leading candidate for chair
man of the state committee. Ex-Rep-
I resentative Hall will probably be mads
, chairman of the convention.
Will Open the Campaign.
Looan, la., Aug. 18. Bills are oat
announcing R. G. Horr of Michigan to
speak on the political issues of the day,
Friday, Aug. 26. This will open the
campaign on the Republican side.
A FLOOD OFWATERS.
Platte River Valley, Missouri, Del
aged by a Cloud-Burst.
TWO EIVEES ON A RAMPAGE
Flatte and One Hundred and Two Do
Damage to Many Farm Violent
Storm In Nebraska Many Build
ing Blown Down.
St. Joseph, Mo., Ang. 18. The
Flatte river valley, from Oakland Mills
to the north a nd east for a distance of
many miles, has the appearance of an
ocean. The river is out of its banks for
a distance of almost a mile on either
side. The tributary streams and creeks
are swollen and the water is coming
down the narrow valley with a rush
and a roar, At Oakland Mills where
the One Hundred and Two empties into
the Platte river, the water is higher
than has been known for years. The
water commenced to rise slowly Satur
day night immediately following the
heavy rain which fell in that locality.
The fears of the residents in the valley
are growing. A cloud bursted several
miles northwest of Easton, which
added to their fears. By 2 o'clock a.
m. cornfields and pastures were
under water and many stacks of hay
were carried down the stream. The
Platte river rose fully twenty feet in less
than two hours and the One Hundred
and Two river was out of its banks i i
places where the night before there was
scarcely more than some three feet of
water. A farmer named Fred Ibey
could not remove his stock in tiirie and
many head of cattle and hogs were car
ried away. This is the experience of
hundreds of fanners along the banks cf
these streams, all of whom suffered the
loss of cattle, grain or buildings. Other
farmers further north and south have
been damaged to the extent of several
thousand dollars. The water rose so
quickly and without warning that many
of them were unable to remove their
stock to a place of safety..
Violent Storm In Nebraska.
Gothenburg, Ang. 18. The heaviest
rain and wind storm of the season began
here at 10 o'clock p. m. and lasted an
hour. The roof and west wall of the
large opera block was blown down.
Damage about $3,000; no insurance.
The brick walls of the Methodist Episco
pal church now nnder construction
were blown in and a large . tank and
windmill that furnished the water sup
ply for the Midland hotel was blown
against the building, shaking up the in
mates. Many , other iiaU a build
ings were blown down. '
Eighty Person Drowned.
Port au Princk, Aug. 18. While a
crowd of natives were gathered on a
bridge over the St. Mark river watch
ing a flood which was in progress, the
foundations of the structure were un
dermined by the current and the bridge
fell into the water, carrying many peo
ple with it. Some managed to reach
shore, but eighty were drowned and
their bodies carried out to sea.
Drowned While Bathing.
Grand Forks, N. D., Aug. 18.
While bathing in the Red river Rev.
William T. Curry, rector of St. Paul's
Episcopal church; Miss Ruth Curry, his
daughter aged 13, and Miss Dora Van
Kirk, aged 14, were all drowned.
Servant Girls Drowned.
Bath, Me., Aug. 18. Mary Keating
and Maria Duffy, servants employed by
J. H. Manley of Augusta, were drowned
while bathing at Sea Wall beach, Small
WAITING FOR BETTER PRICES.
Northwestern Iowa Farmer Nearly All
Holding Their Crops for an Advance.
Fort Dodge, Aug. 18. The farmers
of northwestern Iowa are besieged by
an army of agents of eastern elevators
and commission houses which wish to
contract for all threshed and unthreshed
crops for September and October de
livery. Lower prices than those of last
year are offered on the strength of the
general bountiful harvest. Many of the
farmers have thus eold their crops in
advance, but the majority have heard
of the shortage in European countries
and will hold their grain for higher
prices. It is thought that the bulk of
crops in this vicinity will not be mar
keted until a month later than usual
New Fonndland and the I'nlted States.
St. Johns, Aug. 19. The Telegram
(government organ) says: "The ideas
expressed by Colonel Vincent are not
popular in this colony. The prevailing
opinion here is that New Foundland's
path of progress leads us in the direc
tion of free trade with the United
The Gloriana Wlus Again.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 19. The big
annual sweepstakes of the New York
Corinthian Yacht club resulted in a
spendid victory for the Rhode Island
boat Gloriana. The Gloriana has
started in eight races and won all of
them, and Rhode Island people are ex
ultant. George Dixon Challenged.
New York, Aug. 1 8. A special to
The Police Gazette, from Omaha, says
the backer of Dan Daly has issued a
challenge in behalf of Daly for a fight
with George Dixon of Boston for $2,.r00
a side and the featherweight champion
ship of the world.
" A New Tandem Itecord.
Philadelphia, Aug. 18. V. J. Kelly
and John Drape, of A. C. S. N. and
Park avenue wheelmen, lowered the
five miles tandem record from 14m 32s
made last fall by W. W. Taxis and
A. A. Zimmerman to 13m 10s. This is
a world record for that distance oa
Will Sail for Honolulu.
Vallejo, Cal., Aug. 18. The United
States crosier Charleston will leave
Mare Island tomorrow. The Pensacobi
will tail for Honolulu the end of this
THE NORTHWEST HARVEST.
Report at St. Taut Show Everything
8t. Paul, Aug. 18. Harvesting is
well under way all over the northwest
and the promise) of a big yield is more
than fulfilled. Wheat averages from
twenty-five to thirty bushels to the acre,
nd an increased yield from the in
creased acreage makes 150,000 bushels
the minimum product for the Dakota
and Minnesota. Other grains are close
to wheat, oats especially turning out
well. Great trouble is experienced in
procuring labor to handle the immense
crop, and the railroads are hard at work
preparing to handle the grain. Lack of
torage facilities will compel a majority
of the farmers to .dispose of their grain
soon, and the transportation facilities
will be (.axed to their utmost. The
weather for harvesting is all that could
Offer to Compromise.
New York, Aug. 18. It Is said that
C. P. Huntington and others interested
in the Southern Pacific have make over
tures to Mr. Searles to compromise the
Heart Honk ins will controversy by the
payment of $1,000,000 to Timothy Hop
kins. This action is inspired by a de
sire to keep the Hopkins block of
Southern Pacific stock at one holding.
THE FIRE EECOED.
The Business I'orllon of Jacksonville,
Fla.', Mas of Smouldering liu
In At St. Louis.
Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 18. A mass
of smoldering ruins two blocks wide
and six blocks long, extending up Bay
street to Beaver street, and one block
on each side, is the result of a tire that
started at midnight at R. D. Knight &
& Co.'s grocery store. The flames
speedily gathered headway and de
stroyed in rapid succession the Hubbard
block, Tremont house, Burkridge block,
Seminole clubhouse, and other large
structures. The firemen worked hard
with the limited facilities at their com
mand, but the high wind fanned the
flames and at 7 o'clock this morning,
when the fire was under control, twenty-five
business houses and twenty
dwellings were in ashes. Loss, $1,000,
000; insurance about half that amount.
Fire at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Aug. 18. The J. H. Pocock
can factory was struck by lightning,
setting fire to the building, which was
consumed with several structures ad
joining. . Loss, 1200,000.
An explosion in the Missouri Distill
ing company's plant set fire to the build
ing, which was damaged (20,000,
The National Krelgerfest.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Aug. 18. The
second day of the national kreigerfest
opened with a business meeting at
which reports of the secretary and
treasurer were read. The award of
prizes for Sunday's drilling was an
nounced as follows: First prize, $300,
Zollinger battery of Fort Wayne; sec
ond prize, $200, German veterans of Fort
Wayne; third prize, $100, German
veterans of St. Louis, Mo. During the
sham battle last evening, Cliff Smith of
Fort Wayne was seriously injured by a
premature discharge of a gun.
HE CAUGHT THE FEVER.
A Clerk Investigating a Defaulter'
Book Arrested for Embezzlement.
Litttle Rock, Ark., Aug. 18. J. L.
Bay was arrested on a warrant sworn
out by State Treasurer Morrow charg
ing him with the larceny of $100,000
Bay is a clerk employed by the bonds
men to investigate the books of the de
faulting State Treasurer Woodruff.
A great sensation bus been created
by the arrest.
Professor Brims Vpheld.'
Rochester, Pa., Aug. Is. The con
gregation of the Rev. J. H. Bausman,
by a vote of 87 to 12, refused to accept
his resignation. The resignation was
tendered by Mr. Bausman, who is trav
eling in Europe, at the request of the
board of elders, who objected to decla
rations of Mr. Bausman favorable to
the stand taken by Professor Briggs of
New York. The congregation, in en
dorsing Dr. Bausman, practically up
hold Professor Briggs.
The Davis Will.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 18. Dr. Hogan,
the expert, was on the witness stand the
entire day in the Davis will case. He
testified to the will, from microscopic
examination, being only two years old,
and that the signature of Sconce, a wit
ness, was written after the pm holes
were made. He was cross-examined
by Judge Woolworth minutely as to the
date on which various inks were made
and their chemical composition.
The Federation of Labor.
Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 18. The after
noon session of the Federation of Labor
convention was taken up with the con
st del at ion in executive session of routine
business of a private nature. A com
mittee on resolutions wan appointed,
with William Ryson of Reading as
chairman. A number of resolutions
were referred to this committee.
Pcott Is Gaining.
Erie, Pa., Aug. 18. W. L. Scott is
gaining strength rapidly. Should he
continue to improve during the coming
week, he hopes to go to Newport the
latter part of next week, with the hope
that suit sea air will fully restore him.
Stricken with Paralysis. '
Mobile, Ala., Aug. 18. State Sen
ator Alfred Goldthwaite, the distin
guished counsel in the celebrated Gains
case, was stricken with paralysis at
Point Clear, a summer resort on Mobile
bay. His condition is serious.
Death of Judge Mason.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 18. Hon. O. P.
Mason, deputy labor commissioner and
ex-judge of the supreme court, died at
7:30 a. m. after a lingering illness of
The Fresldcnt and Party.
Camden, N. J., Aug. 13. President
Harrison and party passed through here
on a special train at 11 a. m. on their
way to Bennington, Vt.
A Shrewd Confidence Han Conceives
HE FORMS A SYNDICATE
For Systematic Bobberv, Other Follow
Bis Ei am pie, and Now AH Are to
Be Consolidated Revealed by
Milwaukee, Aug.. 19. According to
an official of the police force in this city.
there are about a dozen burglar' syndi
cates, and the next move will be to con
The facts leaked out through the ar
rest of a noted criminal here, a few days
ago, "on suspicion."
For some time the police here have
bad an idea that an organized emu of
thieves has been working the town.
The variety of work done extended
from safe-blowing to sneak-thieving.
When this man was arrested the officials
decided to pump him. Hi stoutly
maintained that he had done no wrong
here for a year, but it was decided to
tend him to the bouse of correction for
a year or so on general principles. When
he learned of this programme he broke
down and said he Was already dying
with the consumption. A bargain was
made and he told of the "burglars' syn
dicate," with which he was connected.
A little investigation convinced the of
ficials of the truth of his story and they
are now at work on the strength of the
information he furnished.
The trust was formed in New York
by a "confidence man" nearly a year
ago. It was his theory that burglars,
safe breakers, bank sneaks, pickpockets
and the whole coterie were like day
laborers -they needed management.
With a shrewd man at their head, many
of their stupid blunders could be pre
vented, and by systematic work the
chances of detection could be greatly
cut down. Ho got about twenty-five
men together and so conducted matters
that very few khew each other. With
a capital stock of $5,000, he mapped out
route, sent scouts ahead and furnished
transportation for his men. The tour
was very successful. ' . Only one man
was captured, and he finally escaped by
the power of the money furnished by
the syndicate. This summer half a
dozen such gangs have worked different
The method was for them to jump
into a town or city at night and do
their work and then move on to the
next stand. The continual shifting of
the men from one town or state to an
other makes their capture very difficult.
Under the old system burglars and
thieves always showed a tendency to
stay where they made a good haul and
keep on wor' ing till the police captured
them. Under the direction of the
Napoleanio nfidenco man this has been
changed, and from a burglar's stand
point, the syndicate system has been a
Queered by His Whisker.
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 18. R. Dudley
Frayser.presldent of the Memphis City
bank, was induced to visit room No.
804 Gayoso Hotel ostensibly to transact
business with one calling himself J. A.
Morris of New Orleans, and who de
manded that Mr. Frayser sign a check
for $5,000. As a compromise Mr. Frayser
indorsed the stranger's check for $5,000
The check was not cashed and the man
then chlorroformed Mr. Frayser and
robbed him of $85. Tonight Dr. J. E.
Clements, a practicing physician of this
city, was arrested at his home on Vance
street for the crime. Aug. 3d Clements
closed his front shutters and sent his
wife to Holly Springs. Thursday
morning Clements left his house, leav
ing a note with a neighbor that he
would not return until night. It was
early Thursday morning that Morris
registered at the hotel. That evening
at dark Clements' neighbors noticed
that his beard was dved. Friday morn
ing they observed that he had had his
beard amputated entirely. He had also
shed his dark suit for a light one and
had cast aside the derbv hat he wore in
favor of a silk. It was these suspicions
circumstances that led to his arrest. He
was identified by hotel employes as
"Morris," the recent guest. Mr." Fray
ser is now absent from the city. Clem
ents denies that he is the robber. Clem
ents and his wife are both highly con
nected. Murdered by Highwaymen.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug, 18.
While Conductor L. A. Ward and
Motorman John Hemming were wait
ing at the end of the electric line before
beginning their return trip two men
came on the front platform and told
them 1o hold up their hands. Hemming
said: "I guess not," and went out on the
piatforni. A short scuffle ensued, a
shot was heard, and Hemming rolled
from the car and down a slight em
bankment, mortally wounded, dying
about half an hour afterwards. The
electric company offers a reward of
$')00 and thirty men on horseback are
scouring the country. Two men have
just been arrested, suspected of being
Philadelphia Hanker Plead Guilty.
Philadelphia, Aug. 18. Charles
Lawrence, cashier of the suspended
Keystone National bank, who was in
dicted with the fugitive president, Gid
eon Marsh, for conspiracy in the mis
appropriations of the bank's fnnds,
pleaded guilty in the United States su
Francis W. Kennedy, of the Spring
Garden bank and bis brother Henry
Kennedy, the cashier, were also ar
ranged on the charge or misappropria
tion of the funds of that institution and
both entered pleas of guilty,
Jesse Pomeroy Wants Hi Freedom.
Boston, Aug. 18. Jesse Pomeroy,
who is serving a solitary life sentence
for murder, attempted to escape. He
had in his possession a case knife, which
bad been notched so as to make a rude
6aw. He was discovered at work on
the bars of the window in his cell. This
is his second attempt at escape. -
Met with Foul Play.
Racine, Wis., Aug. 18. The horribly
mutilated body of Dennis McCue, a
prominent citizen of Rockford, Ilia.,
was found in the river here.' McCue
was last seen alive Friday. It is be
lieved he was murdered ana his boay
thrown into the river.
Citizen rf Independence, Me., Badly
Frightened by Kusnllpas.
Kansas City, Aug. 18. There it
smallpox scare in the Blue bottcma near
Independence. - The dread disease has)
stricken down several families and there
are now several cases nnder treatment.
The district where the disease exists ia
not nnder the supervision of a health
officer, and one of the patients, feeling
quite well got out of , bed.
walked into Independence, dined
at one of the principal, restaurants, and
shortly afterward had a relapse and fell
from exhaustion in the street. He was
removed qnickly to his home, and now
the citizen of Independence and the)
farmers of the vicinity have established
a shotgun quarantine over the infected
districts. ' Guards heavily armed patrol
the district and no one is allowed to
leave. The state officers have been noti
fied, but the shotgun quarantine will
not be raised until some action is taken
to quarantine the district.
Tallow Favor at Vans Cms.
New York, Ang. 18. The Ward lino,
steamer. City of Washington, arrived
from Mexican porta and reports that
when she left Vera Our, early in An
nst, yellow fever was raging to an alarm
ing extent in that city. ,
CHINA MAT HAVE TROUBLE.
If Redress Be Refused the Powers Slay
Make an Effective Naval Dem
Shanghai, Aug. 13. A most serious)
state of affairs political exists in this
country. The combined fleets of the
powers may be called upon at any mo
ment to take action. '
In this city great excitement prevail;
on account of the increasing tension be
tween the Chinese government and the)
ministers of the foreign powers. The
former is obstinate in its refusal to re
dress the injury to foreigners during;
recent riots. Some people say that the
government dares not take this step foe
fear of incurring a storm of popular die
approval. If the Chinese ftnthorities do nntyieM
to the firm demands of the ministers oC
the power concerted hostile action op-i
on the part of the war vessels of the
various nations represented in these)
waters is imminent.
The foreign ministers have been com
pelled to inform the Chinese govern-'
nient that a jjoint naval demonstration
of an effective nature in which th
French, American and British squad
ron will take part, will be ordered ia
the near future unless speedy repara
tion is made for the injuries, outragea
and abuses complained of by the minis
ters of the powers.
The Holy Coat. . '
Teves, Aug. 18 The city is stir,'
preparing for the exposure of the hoi
coat to public gaze and to receive Urn
pilgrims. The vicar general of the dio
cese announces that sufferers seeking re
lief by touching the coat must petition
the bishop for special permission and
accompany the petition with a medical
certificate prescribing the character ot
Attempted Assassination. !
Paris, Aug. 18. While Deputy Laur
was leaving a meeting at the Cirque
Hiver Sunday night an anarchist dis
charged a revolver at him. The bullet
grazed Laur's coachman. The anarch
1st was arrested. .
A Lunatic from Drink. j
New York, Aug. 18. Justice O'Brien,
of the supreme court, appointed Peter
B. Olney, Edward V. Grew and Cyrus
Edson a committee to inquire into the
sanity of Elliott Roosevelt, brother of
Theodore Roosevelt, United States civil
service commissioner, and brother-in-
law of Baron Von Zedlitz. The peti
tion is made by Theodore Roosevelt,
with the consent of the wife, who says
that his brother's intellect has been fail
ing for the past two years. He was for
a time confined in a private institution,
but at present is at the Cbeateau Sureev
nes, near Paris. He has three children
and bonds and stock amounting to
$170,000. Drink is said to have im
paired Mr. Roosevelt's reason.
THE MARKETS. 1
Cnleago Grain and Provision.
Chicaoo, Aug. 18-
On the Bo&rd of Trade this morning there
was an entire absence of yesterday' xcits
ment Pork had a slight advance after tba
opening, but everything else sold at lower
prices, the opinion baing general that tba
market bad been overstimalated. December
wheat opened about where it closed yesterda
with sale at tl.lW. It sold up to 11.0b to
II.uv-4, but offerings were large and it aooa
broke to SI.U214. Foreign markets were de
pressed, Liverpool being off 2Hd for fntttrea
and H& for spot wheat. At Berlin wheat
opened 8 and rye 10 marks lower than rertwr
day' close. Berlin cable declare that the
shortage in crops has been greatly exaggerated
and tnat the yield will be 83 per cent of tba
average harvest. The German government
has declared it intention to use wheat in
stead of rye for army bread. This is lav
tended to checkmate the Russian rye ukaea
and will have the effect of quieting agitation.
WHEAT Aigust. 1.01M:8eptemb .11.004
CX)RN -August. BT-Hc; September, ftoc
OATS Ang 4, tc: September, ia.
FORK-Sep'ember. lll'.lS. -m
La RD September. Stf tiD.
BIB3-8eptember, S6.85. '
Chicago Live Stock.
Cmox Stock Tarml I
Chicaoo, Aug. 18, f
CATTLE-Estimated receipt, 7,009 Wt
Natives, St.3itu4.10; cows and bulla, S2.00S3JI;
TtUDD. Sl.3fri43.2i. Firm.
HOOS Estimated receipts, 11,000 hendL
Heavv. o.'"- 05; mixed to medium,
5.7i: light, WK3.1.75. Firm.
bHEEP-Natives. S3.2Si.0O; westerns, 3L
4.6(1; Texans, $3.234.Sa
Kansas City Live Stock.
Kansas Citt, Ang. M.
CATTLE Estimated receipts. ,n0 head:
shipments, 8,IAO. Steers, 13.1X1.75; cows.
Sl.&(2.:6; Mockers and feeders, tX.5a)t.BV
Steers were slow and steady to weak: oowa
steady to strong. Texans opened strongv
closed weak and lower.
HOUS-Estimated receipts, 1.400 head: ship
ments. 1.SU0 head. Balk, 94.VQO&.15; all grades.
St.;ikdi.2S, Market opened strong, cluaed tat
Omaha Live Stock,
Umos Stock Yards.
Omaha, Aug. la. f
1.3U0 to 1,W lb.. fA.a4s.SU: 1,100 to 1.300 lbm.
K04U0; 0D to 1.1 lb., 3.i4J5chpl
cows, SS.U0iaJ.5O; common oow. J "'J5j
good feeders, f Jl.75a3.5u; common feeder, SZ.2S
SiiM. Slow and a shade lower.
lOOS-Estimated receipts, &T00 head. Light.
S47U.K; mixed, R75.tf5.u3; heavy, H"
s.U. Active and strong.
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