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LINCOLN, NEB., THL'KSDAY, AUOUST 27, 1891.
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About 250 delegates will attend thestate
Baptist couveotion at Nebraska City Oct.
26 to 30.
The sheriff of Thayer county has sold
the fixtures of the State bank of 15 mining
The Omaha Indians have erected over
fifty houses on forms on the reservation
east of Pender.
Miss Minnie Buzzel of Kearney will not
return to her mission work in China on ac
count of poor health.
The jewelry store of B. F. Griffin, at Te
kamah, was robbed of f 150 worth of jew
elry. A negro was captured for the theft.
Professor P. W. Grinstead has resigned
as principal of the Fremont schools, but
his resignation has not yet been accepted.
Fire thousand people attended the pic
nic held near York by the old settlers of
York, Polk, Butler and Seward counties.
Ministers who fail to comply with the
state law requiring them to file certifi
cates of all marriages solemnized are sub
ject to a fine of $500.
Judge Harrison of Grand Island baa
been allowed to select the Hall county
delegates to the judicial convention, which
meets at Burwell Sept. 11.
John Sewald, who surrendered himself
four months ago, stating that he had mur
dered two wives in Nebraska, has been re
leased from custody at Sacramento, CaL
Wm.Cook, one of the wealthiest fanners
and stock raisers in Johnson county, was
kicked in the back by a horse he was
grooming, receiving injuries that may
Nebraska's dairy products last year ex
ceeded $3,000,000. Nine-tenths of the dairy
interests of the state lie west of Crete.
The most of the product was shipped to
L. H. Hammond and Oliver B. Dough
erty, two Weeping Water young men,
were playing with a revolver they sup
posed was unloaded. It went off and
Two young boys, James Clark and
Ralph Kimler, aged 12 and 13 years, were
arrested at Tecumsch for placing obstruc
tions on the Republican Valley railroad
track, six miles east of tkat place.
A York tailor named Falkenburg went
to sleep near a second-story open window
find fell out, striking on his head on the
brick walk sixteen feet below. He was
drunk at the time and escaped serious in
jury. Burglars are bold in Grand Island. They
tackled a policeman's residence and got
nway with two watches, after which they
visited a couple of other houses and carried
off valuables. One of the thieves was
white and the other black.
At the state fair the following Turner
Societies will compete for the various
prizes: Omaha, Plattsmouth, Fremont,
Lincoln, Sioux City Turn verein, Sioux
City Eiche Turn verein, West Point, Ne
braska City and South Omaha.. , . (
The meetings of the North Nebraska
fair circuit are as follows: Wakefield,
September 1, 2 and 3; Randolph, 4, 5 and
t; Wayne, 8, 9 and 10; Stanton, 14, 15, 10
nnd 17; Pierce, 17. 18 and 19; Norfolk, 23.
W, 25 and 26; Fremont, 29, 30 and October
1 and 2.
Hurry Hotchkiss of Lincoln was elected
brigadier general of the Nebraska brigade,
Uniform rank division Knights of Pythias,
vice Dayton, term expired. Major Savage
bf Hebron was elected colonel of the First
regiment and Frank Barclay of Beatrice
tnajor, vice Savage promoted.
During the heavy thunder storm which
passed over Millard Tuesday evening
lightning struck the German Lutheran
church, and in less than an hour the bull'
log was burned to the ground. The org;
and a part of the furniture was save.
Loss, about $2,000; insured for $1,200.
The officers and stockholders of the Ne
braska Mortgage and Loan company are
In trouble at Omaha. Prior to Aug. 30,
1890, J. H. Van Closter, president, re
signed, and James II. Johnson was elect
ed. Johnson, in his petition filed in the
-office of the clerk of the district court
avers that on Aug. 15, 1891, Van Closter'
and one Isaac Adams went to a room,
Where they passed resolutions to oust the
present officers of the company and place
themselves at the helm. Johnson got
Wind of the meeting and served an injunc
tion to prevent the ousting.
J. H. McNamee, the Missouri Pacific
brakeman who had his foot mashed a
week ago at Douglas by the cars, render
ing amputation necessary below the
knee, was crazed with pain from the
buried foot the past week. Monday night
the pain was so intense that his watchers
Were compelled to dig up the amputated
limb. They found that the toes were
cramped in the box and also that the leg
Was wrapped too tight, The toes were
straightened and the wrapping loosened
and the foot reburied. McNamee has
been resting eisy since and says he is free
from pain. As soon as the foot was raised
lie experienced relief,
Florence B.Donnelly, wifeof Charles Don
telly, alias Clifford, who shot and killed
D. A. Greever, the stockman, in the Hotel
Andrews, at Kansas City, last fall, filed
in the district court at Lincoln her peti
tion for divorce,the custody of their 6-year-old
child and the restoration to her
maiden name, Fairchild. She alleges
cruelty, and charges that in May, 1890,
Donnelly viciously assaulted her in San
Francisco and severely cut her arm with
a knife. Also that he is a man of vicious
habits and associations, is generally in
the company of gamblers and men of that
character and that he is now deprived of
his liberty. She is a daughter of J. P.
Fairchild, a reputable citizen of Lincoln,
and is the penitent victim of a runaway
marriage, having eloped from her home in
Bt. Louis to St. Charles, Mo., to link her
fate with that of Donnelly, then a prize
fighter and fakir.
Washington, Aug. 22. Assistant
Secretary Nettleton has appointed ex
Congresaman Gilbert L. Laws of Ne
braska an immigrant inspector for duty
at Omaha. John O. Thacker of North
Platte has been appointed sugar in
Clark Woodman's Death.
Chicago, Aug. 22. Clark Woodman
f Omaha, Neb., one of the wealthiest
and most prominent citizens of that
place, was found dead in his room on
the second floor of the Grand Pacific
Commissioners and the Local Board
Having Difficulty to Agree.
LIVELY TIME ANTICIPATED
At the Meeting of the National Commis
sion Next Week Candidates for Chief
of Horticulture Notable Progress
in the Work of Construction.
Chicago, Ang. 25. Trouble is appar
ently again brewing between the na
tional commission of the world's fair
and the local directory, and lively times
are looked for when the national com
mission meet next week. The first row
will undoubtedly develop when Director
General Davis presents his report to the
commission, showing that practically
nothing has been done in the depart
ment of horticulture and liberal arts.
When the commissioners ask what has
caused the delay they will be told
that the directors have . rejected
three men in succession who were
nominated for chief of horti
culture, and the fourth nomination,
John M. Samuels of Kentucky, has been
hung np until the directors determine
whether it will be safe to reject him
also. The local board is understood to
have declared that it will have a Cali
fornia man for the place, preferably
Short of Pasadena and Los Angeles.
The director general, however, has the
power of nominating. To force him to
name Mr. Short the directors reject all
other nominations for the office with a
view to forcing the director general to
show his hand.
With all this before them the commis
sioners will probably call upon the di
rectors to explain why they are delay
ing the horticultural department by the
failure to ratify the appointment of a
chief. If a satisfactory answer is not
given the commission have it in their
power to make things very unpleasant
for the local board, and will probably
proceed to do so.
The contractors at the grounds are
making notable progress with the con
struction work and already eight of the
principal buildings, agriculture, ad
ministration, electricity, horticulture,
mines, manufacturers, transportation
and woman's buildings, are under way
and one, the woman's building, will be
under roof within a fortnight.
National Brewers' Union
St. Locis, Aug. 23. The National
Brewers' union met again, the morning
s'ession being taken up in the considera
tion of recommendations to change the
constitution. Beyond changes to facili
tate routine business the principal
amendment was one permitting the
change of the national headquarters,
which are now in New York. A more
central point is desired. The matter
was laid over. A lot of reports were
read by delegates. The matter of the
Anheuser-Busch boycott will be taken
np Wednesday or Thursday. The next
most important matter to be acted upon
is the matter of consolidation with the
Brewers' union of the Pacific con?-,
which numbers 800 members. The lat
ter is not affiliated with the National
union and steps will be taken to bring
it into the fold.
In the South.
Augusta, Ga., Aug. 25. The Augus
ta exposition will open on Nov. U, and
will remain in progress almost the en
tire month, closing Nov. 2f. Several
important conventions will be held dur
ing the progress of the exposition,
among them being the Savannah valley
convention for the improvement of the
Savannah river. The southern cotton
manufacturers' convention, and the
meetings of the South Carolina and
Georgia Alliances. Thousands of per
sons are expected to visit the exposition.
The Davis Wilt
Butte, Mont., Aug. 25. The contest
ants finished their case in the Davis
will trial. J. Burchett said he heard a
conversation between John A. Davis
and John C. Sconce in March last, in
which Davis said: "Now you stick to
tb at story and I will see that you are
paid all that has been promised." J. A.
Boyce testified that the signature on the
will is not that of J. A. Davis. The
contestants here rested their case.
Union Veterans' Encampment.
Cleveland, 0., Aug. 25. The sixth
annual encampment of the Union Vet
eran association began here with a large
attendance of old soldiers from all parts
of the country. Congressman Yoder
Beems to be in the lead for commander-in-chief.
The business session was
postponed until afternoon owing to the
late arrival of a number of delegates.
The parade takes place Thursday.
Carlisle. Pa., Aug. 25. The eigh
teenth annual session of the Grangers'
exhibition at William's grove was
opened with a large attendance from
all part of the country. The address of
welcome was delivered by Hon. Leonard
Rhone, worthy master of the state.
Every department is complete. Dis
tinguished men will make addresses
during the week.
Will Blake a Favorable Report.
Toper a, Kan., Aug. 25. The com
mittee appointed by the Alliance com
mercial convention to investigate the
scheme for establishing co-operative
stores thronghont the state under one
general management has decided to re
port favorably to the convention which
will meet in Salina, Oct. 20, the day be
fore the Alliance state convention.
The President at Whitehall.
Whitehall, N. Y., Ang. 25. The
train with President Harrison and party
on board arrived here at 9:30 a. m. A
crowd had gathered at the station, and
in response to repeated demands the
president appeared on the platform and
made a brief speech.
A Sensitive Saloon Keeper.
Fall Rivers, Mass., Aug. 25. Thes.
Ready, a saloon keeper here, has sued
The Glftbe for libel, placing damages at
f.j,000. Ready claims that the paper,
Dn Dec. 6, lfcW), published an article
sta ting that he (Ready) was interested
in a "graveyard" business.
SWAKMSNG WITH SETTLERS.
Hasty Homeseekere Likely to Get Then
eves ia Trouble.
Gcthrib, Oala., Aug. 25. Majoi
Weigel, inspector of the interior depart
ment, returned here after having com
pleted an extended trip through the Sac
and Fox, Kickapoo and Iowa reserva
tions. He reports that the Indian reser
vations mentioned are literally swarm
ing with settlers, some of whom hart
already platted towns and established
local governments at several places.
It was known that a few "sooner" had
entered the lands contrary to the pro
visions of the laws, but no one suspected
that such great numbers had swarmed
in. Major Weigel has recommended
that two troops of cavalry be sent tc
drive out the intruders, and it is re
ported that orders to that effect hav
been issued from the war department,
DELVING FOR THE DEAD.
A Melancholy Search in Progress III tut
Park Place liuins Forty-two Bod
New York, Ang. 25 At 10 o'clock
a. m. forty-two bodies in all had been
taken from the rains in Park
Place, leaving : about eighty still
missing and unaccounted for.
This would indicate that 122 persons
lost their lives by the collapse of the
building. The worst part of the trage
dy is yet to come, as evidenced by a
fearful and overwhelming stench, which
indicates unknown horrors and a large
number of bodies ' buried underneath
the weight of rubbish and machinery.
A CIRCUS IN HARD LUCK.
The Performers Strike and the Crowd
Flays Havoc with the Property.
Springfield, Mass., Aug. 25. The
performers of Harper Bros.' circus,
which arrived at Thompsonville Satur
day, struck just before the evening per
formance for back pay. It was an
nounced that there would be no per
formance and that the money paid foi
admission would be refunded. The
crowd became excited, cut the guy ropes
and set the tent on fire, smashed seats
and wagons and cut up harnesses and
great pieces out of the tent. About
$2,500 damage was done!" H. H. Har
per, the manager of the circus, attempt
ed to refund the money, bnt when the
crowd became unruly he took the mon
ey and came here, where he was arrest
ed later 'in the night for obtaining
money under false pretenses,
Will Return the Money.
Chicago, Ang. 25. Postmaster Sex
ton of this city will return to the send
ers all money orders and registered let
ters addressed to the National Capital
Savings, Building and Loan association
that have been received since that con
cern's affairs were found to be in
such bad shape. The receiver tried hard
to obtain .an order from the court
fivinghim possession of such letters,
at failed, j Mm -aiextoa, sept -tavWaah.
ington for instruction as to what was to
be done with the letters and the post
master general directed him to return
money orders and registered mail to the
senders, but to allow registered letters
to pursue their ordinary course. This
decision was received and Mr. Sexton
proceeded at once to return the let
ters. There are letters from all parts
of the country to stop registered pack
ages and money orders.
The ltrainard Tarty Rescued.
Marquette, Mich., Aug. 25. The
Brainard party from Cincinnati and
Pittsburg, which was wrecked on
Chapel Beach, Pictured Rocks, on Thurs
day last, was rescued in a half starved
condition by the tug Fishing Queen.
The party consisted of Ira Brainard and
wife, W. H. Brainard of Pittsburg,
John R. Davey, K. McDougall and J.
C. Sheets and wife of Cincinnati.
After going ashore at Chapel Beach the
party took refuge in a cave, but the
steam launch was sunk by the storm.
Though greatly weakened by a fast of
three days with no food but berries, all
the party are well save Mrs. Sheets,
who is in quite a serious condition.
The guides sent through the woods with
provisions failed to reach the party.
Heavy Storm in Pennsylvania.
Penargylpa, Aug. 25. The frequent
showers for the last week culminated in
a heavy storm last night, which turned
the mountain streams into raging tor
rents, which washed out railroad tracks,
swept away dams and otherwise did
much damage. The Methodist camp
meeting ground at Shemer's station
on the Lehigh and Lackawanna road
was wrecked. Many tents were washed
away and the inmates narrowly escaped
A Tramp Killed.
Cumberland, Md., Aug. 25. There
was a serious freight train accident on
the Baltimore & Ohio road near Martins
burg. Eight cars were derailed and
the tracks torn up for some distance,
Traffic was delayed for six hours. Sev
eral cars were smashed. A tramp who
was stealing a ride was killed. The ac
cident was caused by tbe parting of the
train in the centre.
The Cramps' Strikers.
Philadelphia, Aug. 25. The strik
ers from Cramp's shipyards held a meet
ing and unanimously decided to stay
out. One of the committee said there are
209 men out. He expressed his belief
that they would get what they demanded
in a short time, as it was impossible for
the firm to fill the strikers' places.
Wealthy Farmer Suicides.
Chamberlain, S. D., Aug. 25 A
wealthy Brule county farmer, Carl
Hempel, committed suicide by hanging.
Hempel arrived from Germany about
one year ago and was prospering in the
farming business. Ill health is given
as the cause of the suicide.
Independence Iowa Races.
Independence, Aug. 25. The much
talked of and long looked for races have
begun. Sports are present by the
thousand investing liberally on their
favorites. Frank B. Walker of Indi
anapolis is officiating as starting judge.
Flood in England.
London, Aug. 25 A disastrous flood
has oceurred in West Morel and county.
Many cattle have been drowned and
crops washed away.
Interesting News Budget from China
THE WAR SPIRIT RAMPANT.
Foreign Residents of Shanghai Espeot aa
Outbreak Daily Rioting 'at Yeopien.
The Kaiser's Voice Raised for ;
A. Peace Russian and Dane.
San Francisco, Aug. 25. According
to advices by the steamer City of Rio de
Janeiro, which arrived from Hong
Kong, the war spirit is still rampant in
China. While very few actual out
rages have occurred since the arrival of
the last China steamer, the foreign pop
ulation of Shanghai expect an outbreak
daily. "The Chinese are at war among
themselves," said an officer of the Rio,
"but that will not make the slightest
difference when an uprising takes
place. They all hate Europeans and
will combine to drive them out of the
country. It is a great pity that the
United States has not a fleet over there
to protect American interests. All
other nations are well represented,
while we have only the Palos." When
told that the Charleston, Alert, Mohi
can and Monocacy had been ordered to
Shanghai, he said: "I'm glad to hear it;
they will be badly needed there before
another month goes by."
A typhoon passed near Hong Kong
recently doing considerable- damage to
email crafts. The British gunboat
Tweed, a third class iron coast defense
vessel, was totally wrecked.
Viscount Voshida, Japanese minister
to the United States, is dead.
In Yenpien, China, on the 12th inst.,
a women proclaimed that she had lost
her 14-year-old son and that she supect
ed the missiouraries bad stolen and con
cealed him within the church. She
gathered a large crowd, who at the last
reports, had demolished the church and
school house. During the riot one of
the leaders of the riot was killed.
Trouble U feared at Foo Chow, that
city having been placarded by the na
tives urging the extermination of the
foreigners. The native population of
Foo Chow have always borne intense
hatred toward the foreign inhabitants.
Bismarck's Klssengen Picnic.
London, Aug. 25. A dispatch from
Munich says that Prince Bismarck has
been the object of continued ovations
during his stay in Kissengen. The fa
mous Munich actor, Herr Possart, went
to Kissengen expressly to play before
the prince, with whom he afterward
dined. The prince presented Possart
with a portrait of himself. The prince
has received addresses from various
parts of the world, one coming from the
German residents of the Argentine Re
public expressing their esteem and grat
itude for his services to the Fatherland.
Prince Bismarck has improved greatly
in health .duffcrife stay, and.will pro
ceed within a day or so to hiestate at
ment, that in a recent interview Bis
marck corroborates to some extent the
report that Emperor William thought
of putting Caprivi in Bismarck's place
should the latter reiign, with the dif
ference that, Bismarck says, he himself
recommended Caprivi for high office,
such as chief of staff or war minister,
Berlin, Aug. 25. In a speech at
the Merseburg banquet the emperor
said he would never neglect a chance to
promote the interests of agriculture.
"We all hope for peace," ho said, "and
should war break out it will not be our
The emperor and empress, Chancellor
von Caprivi and Minister Boettischer
and Herr Furth went to Merseburg to
attend the Saxon fetes. The imperial
party received an ovation on its arrival.
In the course of the procession to the
castle the emperor "s sun-burnt face and
healthy look were the subject of fre
The chief event was a banquet at the
castle, attended by 300 guests. Their
majesties proceeded to Potsdam in tbe
Russian and Dane.
Copenhagen, Aug. 25. The king of
Denmark, Christian IX, the crown
Drince of Denmark. Prince Frederick .
and the king of Greece, Geerze I, went
jii oujiru me royai yacnt in oruer to
meet the czar of Russia. The royal
PAr.ht. runrnvwl hv an irrmMnrl onnat
ron, steamed out of the harbor as soon
as tne imperial yacnt wa signaled. Oft
the harbor the royal yacht ran along
side of the imperial yacht and the czar
was most cordiallv creptarl hv Tfino-
Christian, by the crown prince and the
sing oi urece. l ne two yacnts then
made for this port. Soon after landing
kh C7r lnsrtftf.r.Art the irnard nf Vinnnr
commanded by Prince Christian, which
surrounaeu tne isnaing place. After
this inspection the czar proceeded to
Will Dismiss His CablnnT.
Quebec, Aug. 25. On account of the
sxposures of boodling by Premier Mer
rier and his colleagues, Lieutenant
Governor Angers has, it is said, decided
:o dismiss his cabinet and will call on
;he leader of the Opposition to form a
lew cabinet. This is a proceeding that
las taken place only once before in the
listory of this government.
American Cattle In Canada.
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 25. In the sen
te Premier Abbott announced that the
British government was agreeable, and
the Canadian government would, when
trrangements had been made for doing
io, admit American cattle to Canada
tor slaughter for English markets.
Emin Pasha In Africa.
Brussels, Aug. 25. A communica
!ion has been received here from Stanley
Palls, indicating that Emin Pasha was
lucceasful m his operations in Africa.
Emm reoccupied all the old stations in
:he Equatorial province, and seems to
aave completely cowed the dervishes.
Multitudes View the Holy Coat.
Treves, Aug. 25. One hundred thou
tand persons have already arrived here
see the holy coat, Processions of pil
rrims, chanting as they march, are
continually passing through the streets
Irom 4 o'clock in the morning until mid-light.
CORPORATIONS AVOID TAXATION.
Attorney General Smith of Indiana lias
Found too Cases of Fraud.
Indianapolis, Aug. 25. The attorney
general has been making a quiet in
vestigation into the assessment returns
of corporations in all parts of the state,
and extensive frauds have been discov
ered. It appears that he sent out a
circular letter to the county auditors a
month ago asking for certified copies of
the assessment returns, and several
hundred returns were made. They
were compared with the association arti
cles filed with the secretary of state,
and some 200 were fonnd to have made
understatements of capital stock and
amount of business transacted, thus de
frauding the state ont of large sums of
monev. About 150 officers of these cor
porations have already been summoned
to appear before the board and correct
their returns, and others will be called
on to do the same. Attorney General
Smith says the corporations shall bear
their due share of taxation if there is
power in the law to compel them to do
so. The officers summoned as a result
of the investigation will appear before
the board this week.
Four Ter Cent. Bonds to lie Paid on Pre
sentatlon Davenport's Public Build
ing Site Selected.
Washington, Ang. 25. The secre
tary of the treasury issued the follow
ing circular in regard to the 4 per
pent, bonds: "Public notice is hereby
given that the United States assistant
treasurer at New York has been author
ized to pay on presentation at his office
on or after Sept. a, 1801, with interest
to maturity, the coupon bonds of tbe
4i per cent, loan called for redemption
on that date by the circular of June 2,
Washington, Aug, 25. Additional
sample powder having arrived at Sandy
Hook, N. J., the ordnance proving
ground, further trials of the new 12-inch
nigh power guns will be made. The
carriage for the 5-inch steel breech-loading
rille the new siege rifle has been
undergoing a test, which showed the
carriage to be successful. The depart
ment will soon give orders for building
more carriages of the same kind.
Washington, Aug. 25. The treasury
department s considering the advisa
bility of isuing regulations to manu
facturers to furnish items of the cost
price of goods consigned to the United
States and paying ad valorem duties; In
regard to goods paying specific duties
the treasury department has decided
not to require the cost price of goods to
Its Site Selected.
Washington, Ang. 25. Assistant
Secretary Cronnse has selected the prop
erty at the southwest corner of Perry
and Fourth streets, Davenport, la., as
bite of tire ptibHo building to be erected
in that city. This property is owned by
Walter Chambers and was offered to
the government for $5,500.
Tho State Central Committee Meets and
Organizes for Work.
Boston, Aug. 25. The state central
committee of the People's Party met
and a thorough state organization was
effected. George F. Washburn of Bos
ton was elected permanent chairman
and F. Gerry Brown permanent secre
tary. It was voted to put a state ticket
in the field this fall. The platform in
dorses the action of the conference held
at Cincinnati; demands that treasury
notes be issued in sufficient volume to
transact the business of the country,
and favors the establishment of postal
savings banks; demands the enactment
of laws which will prevent tax dodging,
and favors a graduated tax upon inher
itances; favors government ownership
of all means of communication; advo
cates municipal coal yards; demands
that the importation, manufacture and
sale of all spirituous liquors be con
ducted by the government or state; de
clares in favor of the eight-hour day,
and demands restrictive immigration.
Russian Jews Disturbing Labor Circles.
Baltimore, Aug. 25. The great
number of Russian Jews who have ar
rived at this port of late has caused con
nderable agitation among the labor
organizations and bids fair to become
of national importance. It is claimed
that manufacturers are withholding
work from their sewing women and
giving it to the newly arrived Hebrews
at less wages. A meeting of the differ
ent labor organizations will soon be
held to discuss the matter. Inspector
Davis has referred the question to the
authorities at Washington.
Oil In the Rockies.
'Ottawa, Aug. 25. Dr. Selwyn, di
rector of the geological survey, has re
turned from the Rocky monntains.
While there he investigated the alleged
5eld of petroleum in Crow's Nest and
jther districts. He says that the
report was fully verified: that the oil is
f tbe best quality and that it flows up
;hrough the rocks.
Rock Springs, Wyo., Aug. 25. The
itate firemen's tournament was held
lere. In tho 500-foot race Cheyenne
;ame first in 37 seconds, and Rawlins
was second. In the afternoon race
Rawlins came first and Cheyenne sec
Hid. There were $MJ in prizes.
Stanley's Injury Almost Well.
Geneva, Aug. 25. Mr. and Mrs.
Henry M. Stanley left Muerran foi
Paris. Mr. Stanley has .almost recov
;red from the injury to his leg which he
received by a fall at Muerran.
The Uiver Caving In.
Plaqiemine, La., Aug. 25. Three
hundred and fifty feet of the right bank
f the Mississippi just below here caved
in. Numerous cracks are visible else
where in the bank.
Vegetation Not Damaged.
Des Moines, la., Aug. 25. Reports
Tom all parts of the state show that
ight frost occurred in many places.
Vegitatjon has not been hurt and corn
s all right.
DUEL TO THE DEATH.
Bloodj Battle Between a Desperado
and a Deputy Marshal.
ED SHORT'S TRAGI0 END.
Charley Bryant, Oaa of the Daltoa Gang.
Killed Trying to Escape, Mortally
Wounds His Custodian De
tails of the Tragedy.
Toper a, Kan., Aug.. 25. Ed. Short,
deputy United States marshal of Okla
homa, and Charles Bryant, a member
of the Dal ton gang, killed each other on
board a Rock Island train near Wan
komis, Okla. Short had arrested Bry
ant in the Cherokee Strip and was
taking him to Wichita. He had placed
Bryant in the baggage car, leaving a re
volver with the baggageman to protect
himself while he went outside to guard
against any attempts at rescue. Bryant
secured the revolver which the baggage
man had carelessly placed on the safe
and, opening the door of the baggage
'room, opened fire on Short, who was
standing on the platform of the smoker.
The first ball from Bryant's revolve!
passed through Short's body. Short re
turned tbe fire with his Winchester,
both men receiving mortal wounds.
Bryant emptied six chambers of his re
volver and Short fired ten shots from
Ed Short was known from Texas to
the northern line of Kansas. He was a
young man about 27 years Old, and for
several years was a deputy United
States marshal in western Kansas. He
was in Stevens county during the long
county seat war, and was connected
with the famous Hay Meadow massacre,
which was the outcome of the trouble.
It was Ed Short who notified Judge
Botkin that if he acted as judge in
J am ps Rrennan'a trial for killing Sum
Wood; that he would shoot him on sight,
and it is said that Botkin was more
afraid of Short than any one else.
Short's mother is now living in Hugo
ton, Kan., and has been notified. It is
definitely known that the Dalton gang
is in the strip, and there is considerable
fear that they will try and wreak ven
geance in soma way. Bryant was one
of their st men. The killing of Short
will also weaken the friends of peace,
and it is more than likely that the kill
ing has only commenced.
Attempted Train Wrecking.
Memphis, Aug. 25. A daring attempt
was made to wreck the northbound ac
commodation train from Water Valley
to Grand Junction ou the Illinois Cen
tral main line Sunday. As the train
came in sight of a bridge, about seven
miles north of Holly Springs, the engin
eer noticed that one rail seemed to be
unduly elevated. He quickly applied
the'air brakes and reversed his engine.
As the engine went on the bridge it was
discovered that a piece of iron, known
as a Btirrup among bridgemen, had been
securely fastened to the rail and would
have thrown the train from the track.
Had -the train been going ten miles an
hour faster there would have been
an awfnl disaster, bnt luckily only
the front trucks of the engine left the
rails. When the train came to stop
the engineer noticed two negroes mak
ing away through the bushes. A posse
was speedily organized and after a chase
of several hours they caught the two
negroes. They gave their names as
Will Frost and Will McDowell and con
fessed to having done the deed. Frost
said McDowell had a large ax which he
intended to use for breaking open the
coaches in case of a wreck. The ne
groes were taken to Holly Springs
and jailed. Both have the reputation
of being hard characters and it is
thought they intended to wreck the
train for the purpose of robbing it.
Chinese Maltreated by a Mob.
Helena, Mont., Aug. 25. Within
the last few weeks a violent anti-Chinese
crusade has been in progress in
Missoula. A party of fifteen masked
white men raided the ranch of a pros
perous Chinese gardener near the city,
completely demolishing the cabin with
all its furniture, and beat and mal
treated one inmate, Lung Ti, in a shock
ing manner. The other, Lee Kit. was
tarred and feathered and his cne cut off.
A third Chinaman escaped by swim
ming the river. They claim that $400
was taken by the marauders. There is
much excitement in the town and but
scant likelihood that the raiders will be
Hanover, N. H., Aug. 2ft. The state
supreme court has been petitioned for
final action in reference to the removal
of Murderer Almy to a proper place of
confinement. Professor Conor of Dart
mouth, who set Almy's leg, speaking of
the matter said: "That man is not in a
safe place. With the aster and bandage
on his limb he would be a lively fellow
for a little while, and with the aid of a
confederate he might escape." The pro
prietor of the Wheelock house has per
emptorily ordered the removal of Almy
from the hotel.
An Attorney's Steal.
Chicago, Aug. 2!.. Attorney H. R.
Catlin of Terre Haute, Ind., called on
J. W. Phillips, agent in this city of
Keeler & Jennings, carriage manufact
urers of Rochester, N. Y., and after
distracting Mr. Phillips' attention took
papers which .Mr. Phillips values at
$50,000. Catlin has been arrested and
placed nnder $2,000 nntil the 3lst inst.
The paptrs have not yet been recovered.
Christie's Mother Entitled to Reward.
Concord, Aug. 25. The opinion was
expressed by Governor Tattle that Mrs.
Warden, the mother of Christie War
den, who was mnrdered by Alma, or
Abbott, is entitled to the $2,500 reward
offered by the governor, in the name of
the state, for the murderer's apprehen
sion, she having given the information
leading to his arrest.
At a Camp-Meeting.
Carlisle, Pa., Aug. 25. At a colored
camp-meeting Edward Straitiff stabbed
and fatally injured William Gorman
during a quarrel, Straitiff was arrested.
RUSHING THE RATE WAR. J
The Memphis and tho TraaaaalaaasnC
Liars Make One Far Bates. I
Kansas Crrr, Ang. 25. Tha Traaa
miasonrl association issued a circular
authorizing the line to meet thaoo
fare rates pnt in by the Memphis line)
to Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago.
The Memphis met the rates of the Fris
co Saturday and applied tbe one far
rate both ways into Kansas City. Tho
St. Lonis lines met the rate at once and
the Transmissonri association now give
southeastern territory to the points
named. The lines will sell through.
Chicago from the competitive territory
and the rate practically puts in effect
the harvest excursion rates eastbound
as asked for and refused. The territory
is limited at present, bnt there is everr
Indication that it will be extended.
A STREET BATTLE. ,
Hiearagna Officials Cheek aa laelpleBt
Revolution Six Killed and
Granada, Nicaragua, Ang. 25. A
desperate fight occurred here, in which
the chief of police and six men were
killed and man others were wounded.
There has been more or less friction ia
the country for lome time, and it wa
feared that a revolutionary movement
was on foot. The government had made)
all the overtures to the opposition'
which it thought consistent with its
dignity and safety, bnt they had beeav
declined. Then it was decided to taks
measures which would prevent a possi
ble attempt at rebellion. In pursuance
of this policy orders were issued to ar
rest Generals Zevalla, Anselmo, Rivas
and Guesman. This order was execnt-:
ed. As soon as the men were arrested,
and before they were got to the prison,
a number of their partisans got to
gether and made a desperate attempt to
rescue them. A volley was fired into
the guards, which wounded several of
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tiieui auu Kiueu me cmei oi ponce, abb
police returned the fire, with fatal ef
The government was fully prepared
for just such a situation and reinforce-"
ments were immediately sent the relief
of the guards. Short work was made -of
the friends of the men and tbe streets
were quickly cleared, not, however,
until several interchanges of shote had
taken place, in which as above stated,
six men were killed outright and fifty
were more or less wounded.
After order had been restored the
.r-ts were partrolled by bodies of
troops ana an is quiet.
Scientists In Baltimore.
Baltimore, Aug. 25. A large partyj
of delegates to the American Associa-i
tion for the Advancement of Science
were in town inspecting various places
of interest. .
A. Allison, jr., In an altercation at Quia-'
cy, Fla with Dr. C. A. G'ee.horsewhipped'
him and was then shot dead by the latter.:
The remains of D. R. Musgrave, a real1
astate dealer, who, because of some crook
edness, disappeared two years ago, were)
found in the ashes of an old burned cabin
near Torre Haute.
A dispatch from Kuesatz, a town on the
Danube, says the boiler of the Danuba .
company's steamer Apostag exploded,
killing five persons and seriously injuring
An iron company at Cbattanooga,Tenn..
made a successful test of a new steel mak
ing process, making a good quality of bes
semer baisac from southern white pin
with no mixture. The product was of the
A dispatch from Santiago ae Chili says
that on the 19th inst. sixty unarmed
fouths belonging to good families while
holding a political meeting were massa-
red by a det atchment of cavalry by order
Bf President Balinaceda.
Among the arrivals at the New York
barge office were Mr. and Mrs. Reo
benstein from Odessa and . ir twenty
four children, ranging in age from 1 to 83
years. They are well-to-do people and
will settle in this city. Mrs. Rubenstein
Is 45 years old. .
Ex-Governor Bowie, who has been to Sar
atoga, where Senator Gorman now is, is
authority for the statement that Gorman
told a prominent Connecticut politician
who spoke to him about the presidency;
that Maryland's vote in the next national
convention would be cast for Cleveland as
her people recognized the fact that Cleve
land is the popular choice of the countrr
and would support him in tbe convention!
so long as he had a chance of winning.
A private letter from Albert Garcia, sv
prominent citizen of the state of Chiohoar
hua,Mex., to a friend in San Antonio, tells
of the most wide spread and pitiable fam
ine in that state. There has been no rain
in many sections of the state for nearly
two years. Cattle are dying by thousands
and men, women and children are driven
to madness by hunger. President Dias.
has suspended the customs duties for that
state in order that breadstuff's from the)
United States can be gotton to ths
starviug people at the least cost,
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
CbicAOO, Ang. 2SL I
WHEAT September. $1.03; Decemttt
COKN-September, 64c; October, 90c.
OATS-September, 3u$$c; October, 310. f
RYE-Scptember, Wc. :
LARD September, S6.57K.
RIBS-September, $8.70. '
Chlcag-o Live Stoek.
Union Stock Taboo, i
Chicago, Aug. is. f
CATTLE Estimated receipts, 8,000 head.
Natives, t.rr. W; oows and bulls, SSLl0Q3.il;
Texans, S1.5Ui&i.25. Firm. ,
H(MS 3. Estimated receipts, 12,000 head.
Heavy. f4.'i.S5; mixed to medium, H.80S&5JU;
iKht, JiHUgAtW. Strong. 0
SHEEP-Kativea. 3.1.-3.10; westerns, .
&4.6U; Texans, t3 ffa4.5l).
Kansas City L1t Stock.
Kansas Crrr, Ang. ts.
CATTLE Estimated receipts, 8,400 head.
Shipments, 1,910. Steers, S3.0U9S.70; cow.
Sl.ZTx33.ou; stackers and feeders,
Market dull, lower,
HOOS-Estimated receipts, 1,500 head. Ship
ments, 1,000 head. Bulk SS.1035JO; all
trades, $iSCX&5.25. Market steady to ba,
On aha Live Stack.
Unios Stock Yards. (
Omaha, Ang. . f
CATTLE -Estimated receipts. 2.700 head;'
I.3U0 to 1.600 lbs, Sa.UOS.50; 1.100 to 1,300 lba
M SO3510; 800 to 1,100 lbs, 13.65(4.50; choice,
aowa, t3.0PQtf.75; common cows, Il.WQUi
rood feeders. t2.7&&3.f0; common feeders.
fci.2502.bo. Cattle mostly western. Market
active and steady; cows strong. ,
HOGS Estimated reoeipta, 6,000 head. Light."
M.o&O.i.OS; mixed, S4.0-'. heavy, S4-4Cai-k
tfarket Ho to aoc lower than Saturday.
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