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AND NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
LINCOLN, NEB., THUKSDAY, APRIL 21, 1892.
A CALL TO ACTION.
Congressman Watson's Appeal to the
People of Georgia and the South.
The South Should Join Hands With The
West. Noble Words of Advice
Congressman Watson, has issued an
address to the people of his state and
section. It is a grand document. He
reviews the past showing the political
condition of the south since the war. He
shows how and why ring rule has pre
vailed. He shows how men have con
trolled the people by working on their
prejudices. He then shows the present
condition of the people, and the hope
lessness of expecting any relief from the
old democratic party, He shows the
nature and causes of the present great
uprising. He reviews the issues, the
money question, the railrcad question
and the race question. He puts the
whole address into short paragraphs.
He simply strings together nuggets of
commonsense, aianondsof wit and
jewels of eloquence. The address closes
with the following appeal:
Isolated, and mistreated, the south
has 6tood without a friend for twenty
By a most lucky Providence, we are
offered a combination with the west.
This .'section is becoming the seat of
power. Already the center of popula
tion has crossed the Missouri river. The
center of wealth and influence will fol
low. The-e people have no hatred of
us. They have the same grievance and
the same hopes as we.
By joining them now we link the
south to a section, which in the near fu
ture will dominate this government.
By joining thorn in the great struggle
for reform, we become their comrades;
win our way to their counsels;
fraternize in the design and its results
and thus win back for our statesmen
and our people, an influence and pow
er in the counsels of the Republic.
The ostracism of the south will cease.
She will notbave to apologize for the
past every time she faces the future.
The bloody shirt is buried forever, and
in a common interest, a common
danger, and a common victory, the west
and the south become national friends
whoso mutual good will guarantees
the most splendid results for both.
Where is the patriot in Georgia who
will not admit that this hope is reason
able, is commendable and is a magnifi
Let no man be afraid. Let no man
give way to doubt. If truth be on our
side, all the powers of hell cannot pre
vail against us.
'I he weak man goes down under
slander. The strong man throws it off
and lives it down.
No falsehood ever yet could live in
the presence of him who did not fear to
face it and strike it like a man.
Truth moves on forever!
The eternal logic of the Universe is
Lers. The strength of all pure things is
hers. The powers of all true men and
women are hers.
Slander may gather around it as the
mists gather about the hills. Their out
lines may be lost and the hills may
seem to have melted before the
It is not so. It will never be so. The
storm may last for a day or a month,
or a year, but when it passes away,
as it must do, the everlasting hills
are where God put them to stay, and
the mists are gone, as He said they
Give me men armed with this faith
and we willconquerthe world, the flesh
and the devil. '
The cause of the right is hurt by mis
takes like all other canses, It is helped
forward by human wisdom like all other
But if we are indeed earnest; if we
are indeed loyal, patient and fearless,
out of our own mistakes we will find
the way of wisdom. Out of failure itself
success can be made.
Let every man feel that this fight is
his. Before he condemns his neighbor
let him be sure that this duty has been
done. Before he loses heart in the final
result let him be sure that his contri
bution toward success comes up to the
full measure of the duty.
It is no time for squabble over details
no time to fall apart into jealous, dis
cordant factions because we all cannot
have the platform or the candidate just
to our notion.
The time has come when unity must
run its golden links from man to man,
from home to home, from county to
county, from state to state, or the cause
of reform is dead, and constitutional
liberty dies with it.
Never will this generation have such
Never was time and tide both so ready
to bear us on to fortune.
Necessity urges, justice calls, hope in
spires! Seize the moment while it is yours to
Fail to do this and you will join that
great band of unfortunates, whose after
knowledge of what they threw away,
finds no expression more saddening than
the words "Too late!"
What I have written is for your good
You can have no hopes that I do not
share. No afll'c ion could befall you
from which I would not suffer.
My home is with you and will always
be. My kindred are among yours and
will always be. My. interests are as
yours and will always be. .
If there is any other thought in my
mind except for the common good of
our Common Country, may the Master
lay my plans law and cover them with
Then let us be up and doing! We have
counselled together and our conclusions
are fixed. We have reasoned together,
and our thoughts are agreed.
Now it's time for action. Let him who
is afraid go home and hide under the
Let every earnest true man and wom
an put the house in order and come
forth and help us.
"Hands all around" from the
mountains to the sea!"
Let every citizen who loves his home
and the cause, lay his hand upon his
heart and say, ' Here is one man who
knows his duty and will do it; who sees
the way clearly and will walk in it; who
will go on, right on, till the end is
reached; who will work in the lead or
in the ranks, in tempest and in sun
shine; through good and through evil
report; through the morning and
through the heat and burden of the day
well knowing, that whon the evening
comes, there shall be the radiance and
the rest that follows duty nobly done,
as the sunlight follows the storm.
THE MODUS VIVENDI
Blaine and Pauncefote Sign the Import
ant Agreement Transmitted to
Washington, April 19. An agreement
between the United States and Great
Britain for a modus vivendi in relation
to the fur seal fisheries in Bering se
for the present was signed by Sir Julian
Pauncefote, the British minister, repre
senting the government of her Brittanic
majesty, and by James G. Blaine, secre
tary of state, representing the govern
ment of the United States. This im
portant agreement was signed at 11
o'clock at the residence of Mr. Blaine,
who, owing to the inclement weather,
did not go to the department. He
took it over to the executive mansion
and laid it before the president, who, in
the afternoon, transmitted it to the sen
ate for its action.
The modus is in the form of a supple
mental convention to the treaty of arbi
tration recently negotiated and ratified.
The modus vivendi states that both gov
ernments will prohibit during the seal
ing season the killing of seal in that part
of the Bering sea lying eastward or the
line of demarkation described in
article No. A of the treaty of 1867, be
tween the United States and Russia and
each government will enjoin its citizens
and vessels to an observance of this
agreement. The United States it is
understood is allowed to kill for the sub
sistence of the natives on the islands of
St. Paul and St. George 7,500 seals, the
same restriction as was made last year,
and the United States binds itself to ob
serve this provision. The vessels of each
country, or citizens of either country,
offending against this agreement may be
seized by either of the high contracting
Earties, but as soon as practicable should
e handed over to the authorities of the
nation to which the; belong, who shall
have jurisdiction to try the off enders and
impose the penalties for the same. In
general it may be said that the docu
ment is a renewal of the agreement of
1891, with the addition of a clause pro
viding for the settlement of damages
sustained by the Canadian sealers
through the interruption of their busi
ness in case the arbitration goes against
the United States.
Under this clause, owners of Canad
ian sealing vessels have already begun
to file their claims with a commission
appointed to receive and present them.
But General Foster, the agent of the
United States, who is preparing the
case for this government, and Hon. E.
J. Phelps, counsel, are leaving no point
uncovered, and will be fully prepared to
meet the claims on this score in the
event that they shall ever be pressed
Bock Island Trainmen In Conference.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 19. The con
ference of the conductors and trainmen
of the Rock Island system will not ter
minate before tonight. Delegates are in
attendance from points along the en
tire system between Chicago and Den
ver. The delegates are all members of
the Order of Railway Conductors and
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen,
The deliberations of the conference are
conducted with the utmest secrecy.
The object of the conference is to pre
pare a new schedule, for the conductors
and trainmen, Shorter runs with in
creased pay will be asked for on many
of the runs.
A Dig Mine Deal.
Colorado Springs, Colo., April 19.
A controlling interest in the Anaconda
mines at Cripple Creek was sold for
$1,500,000 to a syndicate of local capital
ists and agents. The property includes
the Great View mine. It is said to be
the richest gold mine in the United
Washington, April 19. Senator Gor
man refused to confirm or deny the
published statement that he intended to
retire from politics. He said that he
could noDegin to keep track of or as
sume responsibility for all of the state
ments made concerning him.
Washington, April 19. The senate in
secret session confirmed the following
postmasteas in Iowa: Alex McElroy,
Rockford; C. E. Morris, Coon Rapids;
L. L. Therme, Farmington; T. A. Wav,
Argentine'! Latest Development.
Buenos Ares, April 19. Documents
have, it is alleged, been discovered by
the police implicating Dr. Alem, Radical
cendidate for president, in the plot tc
assassinate President Pelligrini and Gen
erals Nilri and Roca. Alem was to have
been declared dictator. Several officers
hare been placed under arrest.
BaMigfMtmSbi I .w'.sflii2ai auW .Mrwtmm- it i7. V -srTJh
Uncle Jesse Harper, the Man Who Nomi"
nated Abraham Lincoln, Speaks.
The Greatest Legislative Wrongs of the
Age and How to Right Them.
From the Denver Kooel.
crimes against thk people.
Go back to 1802. That infamy more
destructive of happiness than pestilence
the suspension of specie payment?.
had struck the country.
I he war was upon us.
There was not money enough in the
country to carry it on fifteen days.
Uongres-s convened and the very life of
the nation huug in the balance.
lhe nrst great war measure the
greatest of all and if left as it pass!
the granaest of civilization! 1'he green-
hack act passed the house February 0,
1863. Senator Wilson said of it: "No
bill ever passed the house that the people
received with such glad acclaim."
The act made United States notes
(greenbacks) lawful money and full legal
lender fof ail dnhts all demands.
Only the Sbylocks objected.
Stevens said: 'There came a howl
from the saloons of the banks and the
At this time the evil genius of modern
times entered our legislative halls. Just
here, too, is where malign Influence got
control of our affairs.
This txt, so grand in Its aim as it came
from the house, was asssssinated in the
The two exceptions placed upon the
back of the greenback money was a enmn
committed against free institutions that
never had a parallel.
lhe old commoner, Stevens, said: "I he
banks had to be gratified or the republic
They demanded the two exceptions.
They were a stab at the life of the
The monev was created by the govern
ment, and the money was discredited by
the government that created it.
An infamv as great as for parents to
deny the legitimacy of their own off
spring. It was a law which said the bond-hold
er should have better money than the
the unholy thing contini.es to this
Both the old parties champion the vil
The "plan" was hatched out in the same
den" that "spewed out" the "Hazzard
The schemo was to secure a debt
(bonds) below their face; then appre
ciate them; then use the debt a a
basis for banking.
lhe bank act Is the second of the
Having thus secured cheap bonds and
a bank retting on bonds the third act
The contraction act.
The deliberate purpose as declared bv
Mr. McCuilough to return to a gold stand
ard and endorsed by congress was the most
stupendous conspiracy of a government
against the life, liberty, and hcppine?s
of a people ever perpetrated on earth.
In the language of uladstone: "lhe
struggle is the elf sses against the mas
ses." In our country the political power is
manipulated by party machinery in the
interest of the classes.
While the masses, misguided, prejud
iced, ratify their own degradation y
The government is now of a class, by
a class and for a class that class less than
one per cent of the people.
Let It be changed to a government of
the people, by the people and for the
his is what the people s party de
What the people's party is lighting for
is a just government.
What we demaid for labor is justice,
When they get the first they will not
need the second.
Protest by the ballot.
Education, in associate form, as K. of
L., Alliances, Granges, Unions, to the end
of the chapter, amounts to nothing un
less those who form those societies act
The reforms of law must come by lhe
A change of laws and politics is the
need of the country.
To stand firm at "this point is the duty
of the citizens.
Before a man can give his con
sent by the ballot he must know what
If he does not, then party votes and
his ability for self governmen has no
foundation. lie Is merely the tool of
INWARDNESS OF. THE
Those who voted at the state election
for either of the dominant parties raised
no objection to the laws we have set out
hence they are bound by the laws as
'I'hose who voted the pejple's ticket
protested against them.. As long as eith
er of the old parties are in power these
laws and their correlates xt'.ll remain.
Changing from one ol them to the other
wi!l give no relief from the oppression
imposed by these class enactments.
A new party outside of the demo
cra ic and republican parties is ne
cessary. Relief can come in no other way.
The history of the past proves this po
sition to be true. The whin and demo
cratic parties were for for slavery.
A new party was necessary to abolish
The two old parties to-day are advo
cates of cla?s laws are monopolists.
They will not' change the laws they
.No matter which is In, these class laws
Under them the rich will grow richer
and the poor poorer, till the republic
ceases. The people's party, the green
lack host best informed of any all re
formers and industrial associations, whose
principles in the main, are the same,
should bejiin the campaign of 1892 at
If the. monster money power is not
destroyed the republic will perish.
The minor parties and associations just
named are instructed on the questions
this letter discusses, and more depends
on them to perpetuate free institutions
than any other class of citizens.
The mass of voters in the two great
parties are wholly unfitted to save the
country by inwlJigent voting. They have
been so mis-educated as to unfit them for
Consequently those who have seen the
danger and know the wrongs are under
double obligation, as a duty, to cry aloud
till the lets favored niuy awake and the
couutrv be rescued. ,
t t t t t t
Sustain every reform paper.
Educate the masses.
The money question and its correlate is
the question of the nineteenth century.
Vote your sentiments, if you vote
alone. Jesse Harper, Danville, Illinois.
Dawes county ia to buy a poor farm.
Nelson's relief committee has received
Superior mills have made arrangements
to ship flour toEnglnnd.
G. R. Beebe of Randolph sampled a bot
tle of aconite in a drug store and came
very near dying.
'.Che independent convention of the Fifth
congressional district has been called to
meet at Holdredge May.6.
Dr. Hallingsworth of Ogalalla sus
tained a fracture of the collar bone by be
ing run over by his team.
Vcrdon, Barada, Shubcrt and Stella arft
talking of connecting with a telephone
line from Auburn to Falls City.
D. D. Cooley, for many years cashier of
the National bank of Ashland, has re
signed and will remove to Texas.
Seven thousand dollars has been sub
scribed toward building the German
Lutheran chu rch at West Point.
John D. Taylor of Brewster has been ar
rested on the pharge of cutting down 800
trees belonging to,P. C. Erickson.
Nine veterans met at York on the anni
versary of the battle of Shiloh and cele
brated the event in which they partici
pated. County Judge Burton of Adams county
is arranging for a convention of the coun
ty iudges of Nebraska, to be held in Hast
In a dispute over e trivial matter. Cool
Halle had his jugular vein severed by
Pease McCoy at Columbus. Both aro
bout 17 years old.
The third assistant pastmaster general
for the second time refused to grant in
creased mail service on the route between
O'Neill and Dorsey.
William F. Baker, ajjed 35 years, a lead
ing furniture merchant of Beatrice and
member of the firm of Baker Bros., died
after a brief illness.
Bill Canady, who tried to kill Sheriff
Cullwell of Nemaha county.will spend the
next four years in the retirement of the
Governor Boyd issued a pardon to Cap
tain Yocum, sentenced last week to one
year in the penitentiary for killing My
ron Van Fleet, at Hastings, Neb.
The residence of It. K. Potter, three
miles southwest of Elm Creek, was des
troyed by fire. The fire caught from a de
fective flue. The house is a total loss,
there being uo insurance. The loss is esti
mated at 11,000.
Lou Marks of Omaha was brought to
Fremont and now languishes in tho
county jail. He is charged with obtain
ing money under false pretenses, having
procured 117 from L. G. Fulkerson and $41
from Russell & Hoops.
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Millions of Acres of Land Reclaimed
From the Arid Regions.
AGENT HINTON'S REPORT.
Indications That tbe Subject I Being
Thoroughly Tested In the Weit-Report
of Director ot the Mint
Leech on Preoioui Metals.
Washington, April 19. Agent Rich
ard J. Hinton's report on irrigation
throughout America will be issued in a
few days. The investigation was carried
on under the direction of the agricul
tural department and was authorized by
congress in 1800.
The report is interesting. A line drawn
norjh and south through the middle of
North Dakota to and through the mid
dle of Texas forms the eastern boundary
of the arid regions. More land than is
now under cultivation in the entire
country lies in these regions. There are
millions of acres which need only
to be irrigated to make them won
derfully productive. In the last ten
years euongb progress in irrigation
in California, Utah, Colorado, New
Mexico, Montana, Idaho and Ari
zona has been made to show
the entire feasibility of the plan.
In the last seven years the United States
has increased its area of irrigable land
by 3,500,000 acres, tut greater activity
is seen in the growth of important hy
draulic works. Under "ditch" is re
ported for 1801 an estimated area of 18,
280,207 acres. The largest proportion of
this will be made availble for use in the
next year, and by the time of the open
ing of the world's fair the United States
may anticipate the cultivation by means
of irrigation of at least 17,000,000 acres
of land that within the last decade has
been declared by learned authority as
Under projected works or partially
constructed nearly 5,000,000 acres may
be added, making in all as now re
claimed or in process of reclamation not
less than 25, 000,000 acres. At present
California is at the front in the matter of
horticultural products, but the rapid
growth of fruit culture as stimulated by
irrigation and active profits is causing
the rapid planting of large orchard areas
in Colorado, New Mexico, northwest
Montana, eastern Montana, southwest
ern Idaho and south central Arizona.
Production of Frecloui Metals.
Washington, April 19. Director of
the Mint Leech has transmitted to con
gress a report on the production of pre
cious metals, covering the year 1 882.
The product of gold from the mints
of the United States aggregated 1,604,804
fine ounces, of the value of $33,115,000,
an increase of $330,000 over the product
of the previous calendar year. The in
creased product is dne largely to im
proved processes of treatment and to the
increased amount 'of gold exacted from
lead and copper ores.
The product of silver from onr mines
was 53,330,000 fine ounces, of the com
mercial value of f T7,630,04O, or of the
coining value in silver dollars of $75,
416,565. This is an increase of 3,830,0(W
ounces over the previous year, due prin
cipally to new finds in Colorado and
Idaho and to the cheapening of the pro
cesses of smelting lead and copper ores
The American Tract Society's Work.
Washington," April 19. The annual
meeting of the American Tract society
was held, Justice William Strong pre
siding. Secretary W. A. Rice, D. D., of
New York made the annual report.
This showed that tho society had issued
12,314 publications with t54,l 18,035
copies during its existence. During the
year past 107 missionaries had visited
In the House.
Washington, April 19. In the hous
discussion arose over alleged violation of
the civil service law by certain federal
officials in Baltimore. The contested
lection case of Noyes vs. Rockwell from
the Twenty-eighth New York district
was then called up and a long debate fol
lowed. New Orleans, April t9. The elec
tion in progress here has been, orderly
so far as heard from. A very heavy
vote is being polled all over the state
and especially in this city. There are
five tickets in the field and it is inipossi-
I ble even to hazard a guess as to which
' will win.
MODERN WOODMEN SUIT.
O fflrert Ordered Betnoted by aa IlllaoU
Springfield, Ills., April 19. Judge
Cartwright, of the Whiteside county
circuit comt, has rendered a decision in
a suit commenced by tho attorney gen
eral against the Modern Woodmen of
America, J O. Root and other officers ot
the order.The ckarges against the defend
ants were misconduct and mismanage
ment of the affair of the association,
Root being individually charged with a
misappropriation of funds, and with ob
taining $3,000 upon a fictitious John
Burnuni's death. Tbe court decreed
that the officers be removed and judg
ment given for costs. As the ofiiccru'
terms bad expired, the only order of the
conrt that can be obeyed is the costs. It
is decreed that Root shall pay seven
tenths and the director three-tenth
Three Town Reported Demolished
by an Earthquake.
San Francisco, April 19. A heavy
shock of earthquake was felt here last
night and elsewhere throughout the
state. It is reported that the towns of
Dixon, Vacaville and Winter have been
demolished, bnt all the wiros are down
and news cannot be obtained.
KENOSHA IN ASHES.
Lightning Canses Blaze Which Con
sume Animal Worth Thousands.
Livery Bara Burned.
Kenosha, Wis., April 19. Fire broke
out in the factory of the Northwestern
Mattress company and in a few minutes
the entire building was in flames. The
works of the Kenosha Crib company
adjoining, next took fire and Baldwin's
coal yard and Sunderland's lumber yard,
covering four Bquares, quickly
followed. ' The local fire de
partment was unablo to cope with
the flames and the mattress fac tory, a
huge building 400x160 feet, was soon in
ruins. Help waa telegraphed for and
two engines came from Racine, two
from Milwaukee and one from Wanke
nau. These went to work and after a
vigorous fight finally got the fire under
coutrol. The burned district extends
from Exchange street to the river on the
north, thence south to Market street
and east to Lake. The loss is estimated
Jeffkrsonviixb, Ind., April 19.
Elihu Carr's large stock barn near
Charleston was struok by lightning and
the building valued at $'2,000, together
with a stock of thoroughbred horses,
valued at $80,000, were consumed.
Among the horses burned to death were
Kentucky Ruler, the property of Leslie
Carr, valued at $25,000, and Juvenile,
belonging to Dr. Williams of Utica, val
ued at $5,000. But Jittle insurance on
the barn and stock.
"Des Moines, la., April 19. The livery
barn of Wm. Grief caught .fire myster
iously and seven horses were suffocated.
The barn was considerably damaged.
Close of a Paulist Revival. . ,
Montreal, April 1 W. Fathers Doyle,
Smith, Otis and Hecktinger, of the Paul
ist fathers of New York, concluded the
monster mission at St. Paul's church.
The mission has been one of the most
striking ever held in Montreal. During
its progress over fifty thousand people
signed the total abstinence pledge and
fifty-six converts were received into
the churoh. The fathers strongly de
nounced the Montreal civil authorities
for their apathy in enforcing the liquor
law. The denunciation was made in the
presence of Mayor McShane and a num
ber of other prominent city officials and
produced a great sensation. The effect
was so great that Mayor McShane and
other officials were led to sign the
A Drunken Father' Deed.
Niles, O., April 19 Samuel Williams
returned from work crazed with liquor
and attempted to drive his entire family
from the house. His daughter, aged 20,
tried to quiet her father and he savagely
attacked her with a poker. He struck
her two terrible blows, one over the
right eye and one on the top of the head,
fracturing the sknll. He then rushed to
the table, seized a common case knife
and slashed his throat, completely sever
ing the wind pipe. He died in a short
time. The daughter is still alive but no
hopes are entertained of her recovery.
Chicago Painters Strike.
Chicago, April 19. The Painters' and
Decorators' union, with a membership
of 2,700, inaugurated a strike for a mini
mum scale of 32 cents per hour. De
mands were made on W. P. Nelson &
Co. and J. B. Sullivan, two of the largest
firms in tho city. Both firms refused to
grant the advance, and their men were
called out. Unless the Master Painters'
association comes to terms within a few
days, all the painters in the city will
Mrs. Schmidt Insane.
Chester, Pa., April 19. Mrs. Caro
line Schmidt, the defendant in the Pfitz
enmayer murder case, has become in
sane. Her attending physician has ad
vised her removal to the Norristown in
sane asylum. The necessary commit
ment papers have been made out. The
case iymade peculiarly sad from the fact
that the woman is soon to become a
Beatrice Gets the Meeting.
Beatrice, Neb., April 19. The re
quisite fund for securing the meeting of
the Nebraska Trotting Horse Breeders'
association was raised here. The meeting
will be held Ang. 9, 10, 11 and 12, and
promises to be one of the best ever held
in the state. The meeting will be held
at Linden Tree park.
Two Victim at Casper.
Casper, Wyo., April 19. Two men
reported shot on Salt creek were brought
in by the sheriff in a helpless and ex
hausred condition, and are housed at
one of the hotels. Their tale" of the
killing of Champion-is horrible and their
present condition critical.
May Day In Rome.
Rome, April 19. The socialists declare
that they will make a show of their
strength on May day and the authorities'
of the various' Italian cities are anxious
over the outlook and are taking precau
tions for public safety.
Terrific Explosion at the Works of
the American Forcite Company.
SIX BUILDINGS WRECKED.
fragments of Flesh and Boaa faaaat
Scattered Over Acre of GroaaeV
Cause of the Explosion Likely la ,
Remain a Mystery.
Newark, N. J., April 19. The works
of the American Forcite Powder com
pany, a short distance from the landing
station at Lake Hopalong, on the Morris
and Essex railway, blew np and aevaa
men were blown to atoms. The killed
J. D. SMITH, superintendent of the)
JACOB CA 5LSON.
An unknown Swede.
Beside these two men were injured,
One of them, Benjamin Cassimore, will
probably die. The works of the com
pany consisted of a number of small
buildings, scattered at a distance of
about three hundred feet from each
other. The nitro glycerine mill was the
first bnilding to go np, and the shock of
this explosion caused six other buildings
to be rent asunder by their dangerooa
contents exploding. The report was
terrific and was heard in the surround
ing country for many miles. Buildings
in the vicinity rocked as if on a stormy
sea, and in some instances were about
to topple over. The residents rushed
from their houses and saw s cloud of
dust and smoke flying through the air
near the lower part of the company's
works. . They knew instinctively what
had happened, and ran for the mountain
side, fearful that some of the large stor
age houses of the company in which wen
tons of the highest and deadliest
explosives, might go np at any mo
ment. When several , minutes
had passed without their fears being re
alized, the people cautiously advanced
to the scene of the explosion. The
wreckage was found to be on fire and
burning fiercely. The most timid of
those present, seeing in this a new dan-
er, there being a possibility that the
ames might spread to the storage
houses, again fled. The others, however,
ran out the company's fire apparatus '
and water from - the lake was used to
fight the fire. In a short time the flames
were under control, and then the wreck
age scattered about was overhauled for
the purpose of finding the men who had
bean at work in the building. Within s
few minutes two men were found, boti
badly injured. Tbe roll of the com
pany a employes was tnen canea sua
was found that seven men were missing.
These men were undoubtedly dead and
a search was begun for their bodies. .,
The searchers were mostly old em
ployes of the company, and knew that in
a case like the present one it was useless
to search among the ruins that still re
mained where the building had stood.
They found pieces of flesh and bones
scattered over several acres of ground.
Af tor several hours' work the searchers
had succeeded in gathering about 150
pounds of mangled flesh and bone, which
is all that remained of the dead men.
The cause of the explosion is unknown,
and a representative of the company
said it would be impossible to ascertain
Trampled to Death.
London, April 19. Thousands of ex
cursionists visited Hampstead heath. .
On their return a great - rush was mads
for the trains. In the crash some one
fell at the foot of a staircase of the rail
way station and in a moment hundreds
of persons above were thrown into a
struggling heap. Two men ' and six
children were killed, and thirteen others
were seriously injured.
Defeated by Mexican Revolutlonlata.
Rio Grande City, Tex., April 19. On
the 17th of April, at sunrise, at a point
forty-five miles north of here, W. W.
Shelley, sheriff of Star county, with
seven men, suddenly came upon a de
tachment of twenty revolutionists and a
fight ensued. Sheriff Shelley was shot
in the right hand. Jose Garranno, a
Mexican deputy sheriff, was shot in the
head. Both men were wounded in the
first volley fired. Three deputy United
States marshals were in the fight. The
revolutionists were too strong and the
officers, being unable to cope with them
successfully, beat a retreat. Two of the
revolutionists were killed, but none of
them was captured alive. Troop G,
Third cavalry, left for the scene of the
A Thieving Bank Clerk.
Gbakd Forks, N. D., April 19. Carl
Nelson, clerk of the Union National
bank of this city, who was arrested fox
embezzling the bank's funds, has made
a full confession. In custody of officers
Nelson is assisting the cashier in going
through the books to ascertain the extent
of the shortage, which is the result of
his speculations lor a year or more. The
bank is sound and promptly met a slight
rnn of depositors. Gamblers who won
the money stolen by Nelson are under
arrest. The bank officers will proceed
against them to recover.
Dublin, April 19. The Parnellites
are arranging for a convention at Cork,
for the purpose of devising measures for
the relief of evicted tenants. The arch
bishop of Oassel has appealed
to the anti-Parnellites to support
the movement, but they' fight
shy of it, believing it to be some new
election dodge against them. The
evicted are feeling more and more every
day the effect of the falling off of Amer
ican contributions. It is on by a question
of which will succumb first.
Commissioner McBrlde Too Hasty.
St. Patjl, Minn., April 19. -Insurance
Commissioner Smith has not recoived
any response to his telegram to Com
missioner McBride of Kanaas, protest
ing against the revoking of the license
of the St. Paul German Accident Insur
ance company in that state. The latter
company is perfectly sound and is inde
pendent of the fire Insurance company.
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