The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, June 06, 1884, Image 2

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THE BED CLOUD CHIEF.
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A. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
RED CLOUD.
NEBRASKA
CURRENT COMMENT.
Ten rncn-of war of all nations were in
the harbor of Shanghai, at last reports,
with one thousand eight hundred and
thirty-six men.
Theke are still living in Rochester,
N. 1'., sixty-nine persons who voted at
the first charter election fifty years ago.
They will be asked to take part in the
approaching semi-centennial observ
ances. Notwithstanding it has been claimed
that the "Black Hamburg" grape
will grow nowhere in the United States
but in California, llaron de Luttcchaw
has in his vineyard at AValdo, Florida,
a number of vines laden to their utmost
with clusters of the largest size.
Tiie Lake Voorhees cattle ranre of
Wyoming is the greatest in the world,
no doubt. It comprises one million
acres of land, forty thousand of which
are enclosed with a barbed fence, and
has a water frontage of thirty miles.
The range will freely accommodate
seventy-live thousand cattle. It has
fifteen thousand head.
A gentleman recently appointed con
servatorof a demented Norwich, Conn.,
man, discovered that he had over $11-,
000 to his credit in a broker's office in
that city. Ueing suspicious of 'the
ticker" and its environments, lie drew
the money and placed it where he
thought it would be more secure. Iu
ten days the broker's lirm had failed.
Tiie stream of German emigration is
again rising, the total number of those
who left the fatherland for America in
the first quarter of this ear having been
twenty-nine thousand seven hundred
and eighty-two, as compared with
twenty-eight thousand two hundred
and ninety-one in the same period of
1883, or considerably more than a
whole army corps on a war footing,
A Boston boy. twelve years old, was
arrested in Portland, Me., the other
day, and in his pockets were found a
quantity of cheap pamphlets containing
Indian stories about "One-Eyed Nick,
the Giant Scout,"' etc.; a revolver, a
bag of cartridges, two brass watch
shaius, a cheap nickel-plated watch,
.vorth, perhaps, two dollars: a toy pis
col, two old jack-knives, a quantity of
strings, a piece of leather, a strip of
calf-skin with the hair on it. a button or
two, a ragged handkerchief, several
pieces of woolen cloth, some candy, a
lot of dirty, broken lozenge, half a
dozen filthy raisins, and a handful of
line dirt.
The landlords and shopkeepers of
Switzerland are bitterly bewailing the
economical habits of the tourists who
have visited their country so far this
year. They say that they have had
shoals of German visitors, but complain
that there is no money to be made out
of their customers, because they bring
the frugal habits of the fatherland with
them, even when they come holiday
making. Very few of the richer classes
of tourists have yet made their appear
ance in the Republic, owing to the
backwardness of the spring, and tho
bonifaces are devoutly praying for
warm weather and rich Americans to
come their way. .
In England the first four Freemason
Lodges were established June 24, 1717,
the leading spirits being Desaguliers, a
French Huguenot, and James Ander
son, a Scotch Presbyterian, who com
piled the "Book of Constitutions. '
There are now sixty Provincial Grand
Lodges and one thousand two hundred
Lodges in England, besides a Grand
Chapter for the Royal Arch Degree, a
Grand Lodge for the Work Masons, a
Grand Conclave of Knights Templar,
and a Supreme Grand Council of the
Ancient and Accepted Rite of the Thirty
three Degrees. In Ireland the first
Lodge was founded in 1730, at Dublin,
and there are now three hundred and
fifty of them; in Scotland the first Lodge
was opened in 173C, and there are now
four hundred.
Mr. William H. Vandeubilt's
treasure vault, in which he recently
stowed away some 8100,000,000 in se
curities, is one of the most redoubtable
works of defense on the American con
tinent, though 3ou may not bo entirely
certain of that bj sun-eying his man
sion from the outside. Its foundations
were blasted out of the rock; the front
wall is five feet in thickness, and the
side and rear walls three feet, the ma
terials used being pressed brick with
brown-stone trimmings. The beams,
girders and main pillars are iron, in
cased in fire-proof material. The doors,
window-frames and minor partitions are
iron, marble and glass. No wood is to
be found in the structure. The great
vault is thirty-six by forty-two feet, of
wrought iron, steel and Franklinitc
iron, is imposing in strength and pro
portions, and is situated on the ground
floor. Its four outerdoors weigh 8,200
pounds each, and have every effective
and known improvement in defensive
devices. A massive wall of masonry
surrounds the ironwork. The vault,
which is burglar, fire, and water-proof,
aonstitutes a distinct building in itself.
THE WOIUD'S DOINGS
A Summary or the Dally Xcwi.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONG HESS.
Ik the Senate, on th SK'Ji, Mr.
Logan reported from tho Judiciary Com
mittee a bill, heretofore passed by the
Senate, extending until December HI. 1S81, the
duration of the Court of Alabama Claim,
with recommendation that the Senate i.on
coucur iu the House amendment extending
the time one year longer. On the, vote to
concur, Mr. Bayard called the yeas and navs.
which resulted: Yeas, ); nays lit, so the
Senate concurred in the amendment of the
House extending the term of the court to De
cember 31, ISM. Mr. I'lumb, from the Com
mittee on Public Lands reported favorably a
bill to forfeit the unearned land grants of the
Atlantic V Pacific Kailroad ami restore the
same to settlement. The Utah bill misplaced
before the Senate, and Mr. Hoar proceeded to
speak iu its favor. After speaking a few min
utes Mr. Hoar yielded to enable the Mexican
pension bill to be taken up. It was dis
cussed nt great length, but without action.
... In the House Mr. Morey introduced a hill
granting pensions to all honorably discharged
soldiers of the relellion who have reaehe.J the
aye of torty-live. The contested election case
of Wallace vs. McKinley was takeu up. The
majority report unseats McKinley and de
clares U allace entitled to tin: .-eat. The minor
ity confirms the right of Wallace. Pending
debate the matter went over for the present.
Mr. Helford introduced a bill appropriating
S.7.i0.noo for the erection of ahome tordisabled
soldiers of the Confederate Army, at Fred
ericksburg, Va. Itefcrrcd.
I.v tiie Senate on the 1'Tth, Mr. Ingalls
introduced a bill to provide for the sale of
Sands belonging to the prairie baud of Potta
watomie Iudiuus. The Senate took up the
bill to grant tb; Cinnabar & Clark's Fork Hail
road Company the right of way through n por
tion of the Yellowstone Park. After debate
the mutter went over, and the t'tah bill was
takeu up. After debate a motion to adjourn
was made, to which Mr. Hoar objected, and
the vote being a tie twetity-cicn yeas to
lwenty-cvcii nays the motion failed. A
motion was immediately made to go into ex
ecutive session, resulting in another tie vote
twenty-nine yeas to twenty-nine nays. Mr.
Hoar said lie would not ini-t on keeping the
Semite, hut expressed the hope that next day
there would be u long sitting in order to pre-s
tin mil tiirougn. Adjourned.. ..in tiie House,
the Speaker appointed Messrs. Dibrell.
Williams and White, of Minnesota, to confer
with the Senate on the Agricultural bill. Mr.
Ellis called up the joint resolution appro
priating u further sum of SIOO.WJO for the re
lief of sufferers by the overflow of the Missis
sippi and its tributaries. The resolution
passed by yeas 1. nays TS. The House then
resumed consideration of the Wallace-Mc-Kinley
contested election ease. Alter debate
the House proceeded to vote upon the minor
ity resolution, declaring McKinley entitled to
the seat. It was lost, yeas PJS. nays l.V. The
majority resolution seating Wallace was
adopted without division, and that gentleman
appeared and took the oath of office. Ad
journ isl.
I.v the S-nate, on the 2Sth, the bill was
reported favorably to reimburse the several
States for inteiest paid on war loans. The
Mexican Pension bill was then takeu up.
Van'oi'.s amendments were made ami pending
further debate the Semite adjourned In the
House Mr. Cobb, of Indiana, lrom tho Com
mittee on Public Lands, reported a bill to for
feit unearned land granted the Atlantic Jc
Paeille Itailroad Companv. Placed on tho
House calendar 1 he morning hour was li
,cned with and the Hou-e went into Commit
tee in tiie w hole, .Mr. I ox in tin cliair. on the
I.egi-lative bill. It reduces the number of
internal revenue collection districts from
eighty-four to sivty-tliree, and increases the
force in tiie Pension Ofliee. After completing
the consideration of thirteen of ninety-six
pages of the bill the committee aro-c. Mr.
Dibrell submitted a conference report on the
Agricultur.il Appropriation bill. Adopt, -d.
At the evening session the House went imo
Committee of the Whole, and resumed con-id-(.ration
of the Legislative bill until adjourn
ment. I.v the Senate, on the :29th, Mr. Hale
submitted the conference report on the Agri
cultural Appropriation bill. The report was
agreed to. The District of Columbia Appro
priation bill was taken up. discussed and
iiasscd. The I'tah bill was taken up. Messrs.
Voorhees and Willmms endeavored to aret up
in Mexican Pension bill, but a motion t go
into executive session wasngrced to. At the
close or the executive session the Senate ad
journed ...In the House, the following bills
were reported and placed on the calen
dar: Itcgulating the exportation of
initiations of butter ami cheese: to di
vid'j the Judicial District of Kan
sas; a Joint resolution proposing the
following as article sixteenth of tiie Constitu
tion: The right of citizens of the l.'nited
States to vote shall not.: abridged bv the
Ctiited States or any State on account or na
tivity. The House went into Committee of
the Whole on the Legislative bill. The Mis
souri delegation attacked the propo-l:ion in
the bill to repeal the act establishing an ussav
office at St. Louis. Mr. lturncs moved to
strikeout tiie repealing clause, and insert in
lieu thereof a provision making an appropri
itioii tor salaries of officers and employes of
the assay office. Agreed to. Other amend
ments were made, when the committee rose
ind reported the bill to the House.
3IISCKLLANKOUS.
Andrew Bnuo.v, tho defaulting Hot
Springs, Ark., banker, was arrested at St.
Louis in company with Mrs. Steele, a
woman with whom he fled.
Neil McKeagce, charged with murder
of the aged Wilson couple at Winnetkatwo
months ago, was acquitted at Chicago on
the indictment charging him with the mur
der of tho husband. The indictment charg
ing him with the murder of the wife was
still pending, but tho evidence was the
same in both case-;. The trial occupied
three weeks-.
The Mayor of New York has accented
the resignation of City Chnmbctlain Tap
pan, and appointed Henry Laidlaw, agent
of the Bank of California, in his stead.
A heavy frost was general throughout
the Northwest on the night of the 2Sib.
Crops were reported to have suffered se
verely. Ex-Baxk President Fish testified re
cently iu New York that he understood the
firm of Grant & Wnrd were engaged in
manipulating some fat Government con
tracts, and that therefore they could afford
to pay the thirty per cent, interest which
he charged them for discounting their
paper.
A suit to enjoin Knights of Honor from
removing headquarters from, Louisville to
St. Louis was filed in Louisville by G. TV.
McRcady.
Colonel J. A. P. Bcrxside, disbursing
clerk in the Post-office Department at
Washington, has been removed on a charge
of having embezzled $45,000 and a warrant
is out for his arrest. He speculated wl.h
Levis, the missing oil broker.
President White, of Cornell University,
left Ithaca, N. Y., for Chicago lately. He
received a letter from Hiram Sibley, mak
ing a donation to the University of an ad
ditional building costing $SS,00'J.
Disclosures as to the condition of the
Penn Bank, of Pittsburgh, Pa., show defal
cations amounting to $l,?.YJ,O0O. The bank
lost heavily some time ago in attempting a
corner in the oil market. Allegations of
downright theft of the bank's assets were
uiade.
The skeieion remains of an unknown
.nan were found on the shores of West Bay,
near Galveston. At the inquest held noth
ing was found to establish bis identity.
His remains were evidently those of some
poor unfortunate who lost his life nt sea.
The National Greenback Convention, on
the iXUh, at Indianapolis, nominated Gen
eral B. F. Butler for President and General
A. M. West, of Mississippi, for Vice-President.
The ofiice and store of the Wellston
mines, in Jackson County, O.. were burned
by strikers recently. The Coaltoa mine;
closed about two weeks ago, and their un
employed laborers forced a strike AC
Wellston.
Captai.v W. E. Dove, of the Twelfth
United States Infantry, was drowned while
attempting to efoss to the Canada sitl
from Fort. Niagara.
The Spanish Liberal press is indignant
at the Government dissolving a meeting of
the opposition journals to discuss means
of bettering the condition of the impris
oned journalists.
The Belmont coal mines, iu Jackson
County, Ala., which were purchased by
Grant & Ward from General John B. Gor
don, shut down recently, throwing several
hundred men out of employment.
There will bo no June ttrra of tho Fed
eral Court nt Springfield, 111., because of
the exhaustion of appropriations to meet
cxpsnses.
Decokation Day was observed in nearly
nil the cities of the Union, on the 30th,
with more than the usual display of bunt
ing, patriotic addresses, and so forth.
Som places reported exceedingly fine pro
cessions. Jim Tucker, colored, was hanged at
Paris, Ark., on the 3Jth. He murdered his
companion for a small sum of money lust
December.
A cave in under thetrackof the Heading
Railway at Turkey Run, Pa., recently, ren
dered six collieries idle. All traffic on the
j railroad was suspende 1
The body of a
workman was not recovered. The breach
covered two hundred feet. A new track
was being built around the breach.
William Bkow.v, who murdered the p?d
dler La Vigno last February, at Cahokia,
111., was hanged at Belleville on the SUb.
Rochefokt, editor of the L'Intran,fije
aut, of Paris, continues his violent attacks
upon General Grant. It was reported his
reason was that Grant refused to receive
him when in America.
The Hooper cotton warehouse at Balti
more fell on tLe IJdth. A large number of
persons' were killed iu tho ruins and many
iu jured. Tho disaster was due to the build
ing being overloaded, the foundation sud
denly sinking.
The men who recently struck on the
Wabash Railroad returned to work on be
ing assured their pay would be forthcom
ing in a week.
Frost was very general on the 29th and
30th. The damage iu the Eastern States
reached hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Along the West Slioro Railroad and other
places there was quite a heavy snow fall.
Six degrees of trust was reported in New
Jersey.
Ihe Frencn Government proposes t'
celebrate the centenary of the commence
ment of tiie French revolution in lli'X Ir
is also intended to make an especially bril
liant exhibition at Paris in IStL'.
The work shops of tiie Swan Electric
Light Company nt Lille, France, the capi
tal of til- Department du Nord, bunieu ro
cently and four persons weio injured be
falling floors.
Si'Iecel Bros., book and gents' furnish
ing store, at Gicenburg, Pa., was closed by
the Sheriff on executions amounting to
Ferdinand Vi ard the other day said the
responsibility of General Grant and John
D. Fish in the Ann of Grant & Ward, was
the same as his own.
Perrin II. Sumner, a broker, was ar
rested at New York on the charge of
swindling Daniel M. Davidson, late of West
Virginia, out of $10,00').
Kate Colton, a colored girl of Cairo,
111., was convicted of murder in the second
ilf rpi mul spilt 'fWl tti ifnnrwmiTiiPrif-. fnr
life. She poisoned a wliok family last
September, nud one persoi
son died from the
effects.
The stove molders of all establishments
at Pittsburgh, Pa., have struck against n
fifteen per cent, reduction.
The murderer Suggs, who escaped from
jail three months ago in Texas, was cap
tured at Carterville, Ark. He was the
actor who killed Manager Plotter in
Adairsville last fall.
ADDITIONAL DISPATCHES.
A Visalia, Cal., special says: A cloud
bur.st near here on the night of the :Sl-t
with such fury as to sweep away the hotii-e
of Peter Stewart ami all of its inmates,
consisting of himself, wife, mother, two
children and R. Weisiier, a sheep herder.
Tho bodies of Stewart, his mother and one
child were recovered. They were fright
fully mangled and their clothes torn into
shreds. Weisner wns injured beyond re
covery. The house was dashed to atoms.
Immediately on tho conclusion of the
Theodore Thomas musical ftstival iu the
Exposition Hall at Chicago, on the .list ,an
army of carpenters and gasfitters took pos
session of the building, refitting ami alter
ing it to meet the necessities ol the llepub
lican National Convention.
The Senate was not in session on the
31st. In the House a bill was reported
granting the tight of way through the
Indian Territory to the Kansas City; Fort
Scott & Gulf Railroad Company. 'Ihe bill
granting the rij:ht of way through the
Indian Territory to the Gulf, Colorado &
Santa Fe Railroad Company was finally
passed, after its consideration had con
sumed tho greater pait of the day. The
bill wus passed granting the right of way
through the Indian Territory to the South
ern Kansas Railroad Company.
Samuel M. Shoemaker, one of the most
prominent business men of Baltimore ami
a director of the Adams Express Company,
died recently.
John B. Gibson, one cf the proprietors
of the Gibson House, Cincinnati, died re
cently. The Pittsburgh rolling mill men -were re
ported to have signed a scale of wages
which settled the dispute. The strike will
not take place, though the mills will shut
down ten days for repairs.
D. D. Hyman, wholesale liquor dealer of
Gunnison, Col., has failed.
Harvey D. Parker, proprietor of the
Boston House, Boston, died on the 31st,
aged seventy-nin.
Failures reported for seven days:
United States, 131; Canada, 20; total, 177
a decrease of fifty-five.
In the burning of a transfer company's
stables at Glasgow, Scotland, recently, two
hundred horses perished.
Thomas J. Watson, oil broker, arrested
on the charge of conspiracy to defraud the
Penn Bank, of Pittsburgh, Pa., gave bail in
the sum of $35,030 -and was released. He
refused to talk.
A Mononuahela City special says the
delegate convention of coal miners of the
third pool decided to strike against a re
duction of mining rates. Fifteen hundred
men were affected.
Ten cow boys were drowned recently in
a cloud-burst during a cattle round up on
Frenchman Creek, clos !o the Colorado
and Nebraska State line.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Faiuh'im generally report com planting
almost completed, and most of it up. The
plant looks well. Wheat botli spring and
winter looks well. The acreage is about
what it has been in recent years, and with
favorable weather for the next live weeks
fanners of Nebraska will raise an abun
dance for themselves, with some to market.
Oats Lave been sow n iu increased acreage
this spring, and old farmers say that they
never at this season of the year saw bettei
prospects for an abundant yield of this
grain. Altogether the crop outlook is good.
The Italian, Gazolo, who murdered a
man in Omaha four years ago was recently
captured in St. Paul, Minn., and taken
back for trial.
Tin: late District Democratic Convention
for the First district chose C T. Eriee, of
Pawnee County, alternate to Chicago in
stead of C. W. Pool, as at first published.
Tin: body of a well-dressed man was
found floating in the Missouri River, near
Bellevue, Sarpy County, the other day. An
inquest was held, and it was found that the
body had an ugly gash over the left eye and
a bullet-hole under the left armpit The
bullet had passed entirely through the body.
The neck was ended by a blue mark, as if
made by a rope to produce strangulation. It
was thought he bad been murdered at Oma
ha and tiie hotly thrown in the river.
Ax excursion party of about five hundred
persons from Marysville, Kas., recently
visited Lincoln, under the auspices of the
Presbyterian Church, of Marysville.
The permanent school fund now amounts
to about S2SO.O00.
Somi: of the fanners of Saunders County
have discovered that an insect of some .sort,
or ierhaps wonn. is destroying com to a
considerable extent.
Somi: weeks since a stranser with a shat
tered arm arrived at Omaha from the West
and was sent to the hospital. He received
the best of medical aid, and the arm, which
at first was in a very bad condition, was
gradually recovering. Recently he received
about seventeen hundred dollars, when he
mysteriously disappeared, leaving a balance
due at the hospital for board as well as a
doctor's bill unpaid. His name was Mont
gomery, and whether he intentionally left or
whether there is a mystery connected with
his disappearance nobody knows.
North Platte has organized a base ball
club.
Post-office changes in Nebraska: Es
tablished Reenter, Antelope Comity, Miss
Anna Doty, postmistress; Chamlmis, Holt
County, Rufus C. Wry, postmaster; Co
burgh. Custer County, John Bnunhatigh,
postmaster; Noel, Custer County, Arthur
N. Bcrger, jtostmaster. Discontinued
Cloudy, Cuming County. Postmasters Ap
ointed Lcwisbtinrh. Harlan Countv,
Lewis Rifenhergh: Red Willow, Red Wil
low County, Mrs. Elizabeth Helen; Silver,
Gage County, William Davis; Stuart, Holt
County. John Skelton.
Ax Englshman named Roberts attempted
to kill himself at the house ot some rela
tives near Millard the other day. but suc
ceeded in only making a flesh wound in his
side. He was subsepuently locked up on
the charge of being insane.
Ix a late saloon row at Jackson a num
ber of persons were seriously stabbed. D.
C. Heli'enion. Justice of the IVace, was
stabbed in the pit of the stomach. The
wound was believed to be fatal.
Si:vj:.ti:i:n car loads of fat cattle were
shipped front Crete to Chicago one day re
cently. The stove and general merchandize stock
of E. H. Ca'ioon, at Cheiry Creek, burned
recently. The loss was f:j..-0ij; insured for
S1.S00. All the property belonging to the
Post-office Departmeiri and ail mail, except
three registered letters, were totally de
stroyed. I'm: Washburn it Moen Manufacturing
Company, of Chicago, recently instituted
"ve M":' U1 uie - nueit states circuit court
at Omaha against RoIIin L. Downing, of
Kearney: Albert. C. Lederman, of Grand
Island; John W. Cole and Thomas B. Beach,
of Lincoln; John W. Ditts and Augustus
Fetters, of Wymnre, and John S. Price, of
Fairhury. Tiie object of these suits is to
prevent the manufacturing of certain kinds
of bathed wire, of which the plaintiffs
atlegti themselves to be the patentees. No
injunctions were allowed, but the defend
ants were cited to apjiear.
Ax individual in male attire, but of
doubtful sex. was recently arrested at Lin
coln and upon general principles sentenced
to sixty days at hard labor in the County
Jail and to pay a line of ten dollars and
costs, the specific chaige being vagrancy.
Ix the rase of Le i vs. Latham, appeal
from Lancaster County, the Supreme Court
in a late decision at Lincoln reversing the
judgment of the court below, held that ''one
partner in a non-trading partnership cannot
bind his co-partner by a promissory note
made by him in the finn name unless he had
express authority therefor, or the giving of
such a note is necessary to the carrying on
of the business or is usual in similar part
nerships." A Gkrmax named Koebeck recently went
to his home at Kearney, drunk. He had a
wife and eight children. Hestnickoneof the
children a blow on the head which brought
the mother to the rescue, when Koebeck
shot her with a pistol. The ball passed
through her head in front of the lower part
of tiie ear, going out on the opposite side.
He then cut his" own throat, but failed to
kill himself. He was a nested. The woman
was not exiKH'ted to live. The man and
wife had not lhed happily together for a
long time.
A touxo man was recently found dead iu
a- cellar at Omaha. He proved to be Wil
liam Matheny, of Glenwood, la.
AuorsT Skiukl was arrested at Omaha
upon a telegram from San Francisco officers.
He explained the matter to the effect that
he had been living with a woman at San
Francisco who placed sixteen hundred dol
lars iu bank in his name. She skipped with
another man and he skipped with the
money. The telegram for his arrest was
made upon complaint of the woman.
Mrs. Emily Williams was found dead
upon the floor of her kitchen at her resi
dence iu Omaha, the other morning. Mr.
Williams retired at night and about three
o'clock in the morning was awakened by the
crying of one the children, and not finding
bis wife in bed went to look for her. Upon
entering the kitchen he found her lying
upon her side on the floor in a lifeless con
dition. The supposition was that she had
started to bed and fell dead in the kitchen
from heart disease.
Omailv has a real live dude.
A ou.i:i at the Penitentiary named
Churchill was recently detected iu a plot to
let a convict escape, for which Churchill
was to receive three hundred dollars from
the convict's sister. The guard was
promptly arrested.
Tin: date of the Nebraska Sunday-school
Convention has been changed from June.",
4 and 3, to June :!4. and 26. The con
vention will meet at Wahoo.
Railroad surveyors are exciting the
fanners north of Harvard, iu Hamilton
Count-. They are driving stakes all over
some of the farms and the farmers are con
fident they can furnish the tratiic for them
if they will make rates reasonable.
Over forty building have been erected, or
t are in course of erection, in Norfolk so fax
ui5 season.
R'TEUESTISG READING.
The llurnside I)-f:iIctIon More of th
l'eau Hank And Yet Another.
Washington, June 2. In official circle
the fintiezzleuicnt by Colonel J. O. P. Bum
side quite took the place of poliiicjasa
topic of excited gossip. The high social
end official standing of the man, and his
wide acquaintance, intensified interest in
Uie case. The fact that it is the third con
secutive embezzlement by otlicirds in this
position wa sullicient to show that very
loose business methods obtain in this de
partment, and criticism of the system which
gives an official opportunity to go on steal
ing for months and years without danger of
detection was unsparing. If the shrewd ad
venturer Leis had not got caught and been
compelled to run awav. Buruside ninrht
have gone on stealing for an indefinite
period, but bis anxiety to leani the where
abouts of Levis excited the suspicion of the
Postmaster General, and Uie investigation
was at once instituted which led to tiie
discovery of the embezzlement. The
news of Uurnsidc's default leaked out and
passed from mouth to mouth so rapidly tbat
the whole city soon knew iL Everybody
was asking everybody else if they had heard
nf Burnsides arrest, and even body wou
dcred whether he would be punished, or
whether he would escape like Hor.-gate and
other official felons. Everybody had a story
to tell about the extent to which bucket
-hops and other kinds of speculation bad led
'Jerks and official astray. The fact is this
ort of gambling has become a mania with a
gieat number of Governim-iit employes, fe
male a, well as mala Many a mortgage of
small property registered on the docket tells
tale of unlucky speculation of the
mortgager. Of course, few of these
have opportunity to use Govern
ment money, and the Burnsidc
rase will probublv have the-
effect of lessening opportunities in this di
rection. Chief Clerk Lockwood, of the In
terior Department. aid regarding the em
bezzlement that lie was not greatly sur
prised. "In our department," said he, "wo
have a system of checks by which it is al
most impossible for a thing of that kind to
occur. Then was much objection to it
when I first had it adopted. All disbursing
officers of the department are required to
render a balance slieet the first day of each
week, showing the amount of funds on
hand, at which depository, and their char
acter. The depositor- also furnishes a
weekly statement of the officer's account,
ami the two should correspond." There is
the same difficulty here, however, that ex
ists under the post-office system. Burn
sMe's books were all light, ami balanced to
a cent. It was the cents which did not
agree with tin Ixxiks.
TIIK l'KXX HANK.
PiTTSiifiMJii, Pa.. Ma :!. An intimate
friend of George W. Kewley, individual
book-keeper of the Penn Rank, uia.li a
statement vestertiav that the chirks of D.
Wilson A; Co., Hill it Co. and Watson &
Co., the mythical firms, were drawn and
signed by President Riddle and that the
latter represented all these linns. The
blind jmol lost over -54,000.000 in oil and
that overdrafts on the bank aggregate 1,
"00.000. Riddle, who once possessed hun
dreds of thousands, lost it in oil. The ru
mor that the Pennsylvania Probrtive As
sociation was seriously involved by the failure
is denied. The Association liad a few thou
sand deposited ia the bank when the doors
closed, but no claims have been rejected and
they will continue business. Notices have
been served on the directors for a meeting
to prepare a statement for the members,
which will be published the 3th of June,
Thomas J. Watson, oil broker, whose ac
count was overdrawn S0T.0U0. left suddenly
for New York with his wife. Detectives
have been shadowing his house for two
days. Telegrams have been sent East to
arrest him for conspiracy. There is great
excitement, and other arrests are antici
pated. Search was being made for about
S-J"0,000 securities sent East Friday or Sat
urday, and of which there is no trace.
Attorneys are examining a big box
of papers found in the bank, which
may throw some light on the oil operations
of the bank and explain many thiugs which
were much talked of mysteries at the time.
Nearly all assets of Mr. Riddle which are
available were disposed ot weeks ago.
Those turned over were those on which
money could not be speedily obtained. A
special from Hannony, Pa., says the Har
mony Savings Bank closed iLs doors owing
to money tied up in the Penn Rank. As it
was known that the bank did business with
the Penn Bank a run was feared and it was
deemed best by the officers to close lx-fore a
rush would commence. There was no state
ment of liabilities, hut they are believed to
be small.
ANOTHER rank failure.
Washixutox. May :ii. The following
notice was posted this morning upon the
doors of the banking house of D. W. Middle
ton & Co., 1427 Fstrcet: Owing to heavy and
immediate demands we have assigned to
George T. Green for the benefit of our cred
itors." The doors of the bank are not
closed, and a number of excited persons are
gathered inside talking over the suspension.
No particulars are yet obtainable.
Tlic Kepubliran National Convention Pre
paring for the Struggle.
Chicaoo, III., Juxc 2. Immediately
after the conclusion of the musical
festival Saturday night and before the
echoes of the Theodore Thomas Orches
tra and the vast audience were fairly out of
the hall the Exiosition building was taken
possession of by a vast army of carpenters,
gas fitters and decorators, and the work of
remodeling the hall to meet the require
ments of the Republican National Conven
tion begun. The first five rows of
seats iu the center and seven on
either side were taken out, leaving
a space of about thirty feet between the
stage ami that portion of the hall
reserved for delegates. In this space rows
of seats to accommodate three hundred
working men and boys of the press are be
ing placed. The stage and rafters of the
building have been gaily decorated with
flags and bunting, and from the galleries
which nm in a .semi-circle around the hall
the anus of each of the States and Territories
have been hung. John A. Martin. Mr. New
and other uieinliers of the National Com
mittee have spent the greater portion of the
daysu'-erintendiiig the changes which will
all be completed before noon to-day.
Cowboy Ilrownrd.
Denver, Coi, June 2. A cattle round
up camp on Frenchman Creek, near the
Nebraska line, was destroyed by a flood.
Eleven cowboys belonging to the Colorado
and Nebraska outfits were drowned. The
flood w;is caused by a cloud burst, which
occurred on the small Flathead-Cheyenne
Indian trail canyon. The water coming in
such force, swept everything in its path;
men, horses, wagons and camping outfits
were carried down the stream with great
force. But few escaped. The names of the
missing are: Lou Witherbee, J. Lhulsev,
Robert Roddy, Robert Fowler, Patrick
Lynch, John Smith, L. Nethcrton. William
Ferguson. William IVIton, C. Hall. The
bodies of the last four have been recoverwi
G REEXB ACK CONTENTION.
Meetlnr or tli Natiwunl Grcriiliacfc Con
Vfiitlon at Indianapolis Tin Or;jaiii7n tp
tlon IJutler Nominate: The Platform.
The National Greenback foment .on tc
nominate candidates for Prevalent and Vice
President met at Indianapolis on the 2Mb.
A permanent organization was effected by
the election of General John I. Weaver, of
Iowa, Chairman, with a Vici-l'iesideiit foi
each State, and the following Secretaries 9
C. F. Davis, Iowa; C. F.J. Doody, Nev
York; S. C. Post, Illinois: J. W. Nortlirup-,
Ohio; C. Roberts, Texas: S. F. Norton. 111:
nois; B. W. Ferleml, New Jersey. The re
mainder of the day was occupied in ap
pointing committees and sh.ccIi making
when the convention adjourned until inoi'i;
nig. pending the report of the committees.
General AVeaver proved to be a model pre- I
siding officer. His speech was only abe-U
fifteen minutes in length, and was dovotcd
to a brief review of the work ami achieve
ments of the party and a plea fr it to con
tinue in the discharge of its duty.
Soci'SiO Day.
IXDiAN.vroLis. May SO. The National
Greenback Convention reassembled yester
day moniiug, General Weaver pre-.ti ng
After the adoption of the platform, the ro.
of States was called and C. E. Cunninglfcni
of Arkansas, nominated General IJ. F. Rut
ler. which was seconded by Chase, of Cali
fornia, and by the representatives of X(
States until Georgia was reached, wlv-i-
jK
Craven, of that State, nominated
Harner. of Illinois. Jones, of
New
York, nominated E. A. A 11 is. of Wis.
cousin, and Atwood. of Pennsylvania, nom
inated Annstiong, of that State. A ballot
resulted, Butler o2:, IIaner '.;. Alits .
Davis 1. Solon Chase, though not placet
in nomination, received two votes. Butler
was declared the nominee. The convent io.
then nrucceded to the selection of a rand.
date for Vice President, and General A. M
West, of Mississippi, was nominated by ac
clamation. Colonel Winston, ia" North C.r
olina. D. A. Hopkins, of New Jersey. Getf
eral W. Y. Innis, of Michigan. George B
Hutchinson, of Massachusetts, and e-Go.
emor Sprague, of Rhode Island, were ap
pointed a committee to wait on Governor
Butler and General West, to notify them ol
the action of the convention. Adjounm
Tho l'tatform.
f tltemtlred. That we hold the late d?ei'n:j o
the Supreme Court on tli lesral fenders .i-.
tion to be a full vindication :' tin ri r
which this party has always advocat- d on tht
rijrht and authority of Consress over the is.
of lesal tender notes, and we hen b.i p. .
omt-elves to nphoM said division :,; t -
fend the Constitution :uraiiist ut-eraf i'- r
amendments Intended to deprive the ! 'I
any rights or privileges confeirtsl liytlw. i
sirtimeiit. We demand the Nstie of s4. i
money and in siitficicnt tpiaiiiiiit-s los,1!
the actual demand or trade an 1 i
ineree in aucos-hince with tin i.icrt.L
of population and th dcwloprti nt r
our industries. Wo demand the S'.b-.
union of greenbacks for National I.
notes, and the p.-mpt payment t the-1 i.
debt. We waul that money v. Ii.ch suvcu i
country in tine of war. and which hasi.i
prosperity and liappir.iss m peace. Ui i-1:
(l.-niu tin retirement of fractional cum : '
and small denomination of tneciib.u-Ls .n.
demand their restoration. W- demand th
Issue of the hoards' oi money now lol.iit i.j 14
the I'niti! smte.s Treasury I .'pp'A inv. tricE
to the interest of th- public debt tmvr due
s-econd Wetlenoun -easdaLgenius t our
Republican institutions those m-tln's ar
toiici s of Uie lH-mocmtic ami iteputi'icur
parties which have sanctioned ami p-riuLti
the establishment of land, railroad, money an '
other gigantic corporate monopolies, and vr
demand such Governmental uerioii as may L
necessary to take from fucIi monopolies tre
powers they have so corruptly and urciusi -usurped
arid restore them to the iA.-op!e tc
whom thev belong.
Third The public lands being the natura
inheritai'oeol tiie people, we ilciouuce that
policy tttliiuli has granted to corporations .':
tracts ot laud, and u-cdcniund.that iitiiiicdi.it)
and vigorous mca-Mires be taken to recl.tiir
from such eorporiittous Tor the peoples list
mid Iftftlt all mcli hnid mint as have beer.
forfeited by reason of non-f ulnlhncnt of con
tract or that may have been w rongftilly ac
quired by corrupt Icgislutiou: an I that'siup
railroad lands and other public domains t
henceforth held as sacred trust to lie irran'f r
only to actual pettlers In limited (uantitis
and we demand that alien ownership of lam!,
individual or corporate, shall be prohibited.
" Fourth We demand Congressional regula
tlon of Inter-Stute commerce. W- denounce
"poolinir." stock watering and dissimulation
in rates antl charges; and that Congress sha.'
correct these abuses, even if nexr-ssary by the
construction or national ruuroaus. We alsc
demand the establishment ot a Government
Potal Telegraph system.
Fifth All private pronortv. all forms of
money and obligations to pay money should
bear their Just proportion of public taxes
We demand a graduated income tav.
Sixth We demand ati amelioration of the
condition of labor by enforcing sanitury lawr
iu industrial establishments, by tht abolition
of. tho convict labor system.'bv tbf rigid in
epoctlon of mines and factories, bv the reduc
tion of the hours of labor in industrial estiitv
lichments. by fostering educational institu
tions, bj- abolishing cheap labor. t
Seventh We condemn oil importation? ot '
contract labor made with it view to reducing
to starvation wages the workingmeii of ttii
country, and demand laws for its prevention
Eighth We insist upon u constitutional
amendment reducing: the terms of United
States Senators.
Ninth We demand such rules for the gov
ernment or Congress as shall place all repre
sentatives of the people upon an equal foot
ing, and take away from the c.omudtte e
veto power greater than that of the Pre-ducnf
Tenth The question as to the amount 1 1
duties to be levied upon various nrticjfc ot
import has been agitated.quarrelcd oveJr.in? "I
has divided communities for nearly a hun
dred jears. It is not now and never wii: be
settle.! unless by the abolition of indirect
taxation. It is u convenient issue. alwaf
rnixed when the people, aro excited Ott-r
abuces in their midst. While we favor a We
revision of the tariff laws, with a view to rais
ing revenue from luxuries rather thai
necessaries, we insist that us an economic
question Its importance is Insignificant us com
pared with the financial issues; for. whereas,
we have suffered our worst panics umleW
low and also under high tariff, we have never'
suffered rrom panic or seen our factories ant!'
workshops stopped while the volume of mmier
in circulation wus adequate to the needs f
commerce. Give our farmers and manu'act
iirers money as chotip as you now give our
flankers and they can pay high ware to labor
and compete with all the world.
Eleventh For the purpose of testing e
senso of tluvpeeple upon the subject we Ve
in favor or submitting to the vote of the peo
ple an amendment to the Constitution in favcr
of suffrage regardless of sex. and also on the
subject of the liquor traffic.
Twelfth All dis-ahled soldier of the late
war should In? equitably pensioned.and ne de
nounce the policy of keeping a M,iall anr.v ot
office hcldcxs who: only business is u"pn
vent, on technical grounds, deserving so1-! er1
from obtaining Justice from the Government,
they lie Iped to save.
Thirteenth As our name indicate, we are.
a National puFty. knowing no East, no V." st.i
no North, no South. Having no sccticnu'
prejudices w. can properlr place in norc.na
tlon for the high offices, of Ptab Candida
from any section r the Union. WV nppra t
all people who believe in our principles to '.
us by voice, and pen. and votes.
Suicide rrom Pecuniary r.oe.
Wavkksiia. Wis.,May;50. John Nelson.
a prominent citizen of this place, com
mitted suicide by hanging. He lostcc
siderable money in the late Boorn.ar
failure, and ever since has acted strange;'
His family had made arrangements to laie
him sent to the asylum for the insane ar
Oshkosh. His trunk was packed and cveryr
thing in readiness. While his wife was pre
paring breakfast he slipped from the house
and when, a few moments later, she we-tf
in quest or him she found him hanging ""&
the bam quite dead. Deceased lea.es a.
wife and six children. This ws hia
second attempt at suicide, be having ukfc
pebau only a few day, -.o.
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