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THE EED J3WH) CHIEF
A. C. HOMES, Publisher.
A muleteer recently fell into tht
San Fernando River, Tamaulipas, Mex.
His companions took him out of th
Water half an hour after, and, supposing
him to be dead, hung him up by hi:
Uecls to a tree while they prepared a
coflin. Before the coffin was ready In
A teculiak reptile is the horned rat
tlesnake now on exhibition in Los An
peles, Cal. It is about fifteen inches in
length, and has two horns which project
from its head just above the eyes. H
has only live rattles and a button, and
was captured at Indio Station, on tht
Vera Ckuz people regard the inau
guration of the overland mail service
with anything but satisfaction. The
Fcrrocarril, of that city, says that letters
Bent to Vera Cruz often go astray.
What will be the result," it asks,
"when letters come from New York or
Chicago, or from other distant points
overland?" Give us a once-a-week sea
communication, they cry, and no daily
TnE American artists in Paris are go
ing to forstall their very probable ex
clusion from the salon next year by
pledging themselves not to offer any
pictures. It is possible that hereafter
American applicants at the Ecolc ties
Beaux Arts will be politely told that
there are no vacancies; but, as this is a
Government school, and the Govern
ment has not yet moved in retaliation,
ihe fear may be premature.
George Wilson, of Cleveland, O.,
has sued a firm of white-lead manufac
turers, his late employers, for S10.00C
damages, alleging that he and two
others were directed to clean out what
was called the cog-wheel room, beneath
the main floor of the factory, and that
he did not know the dangerous charac
ter of the work, and was made ill for 3
year by the poisonous fumes of the lead,
and eventually totally blind. His two
fellow-workmen, he says, are dead.
A negro woman named Miltie Cam
per died in San Antonio, Tex., rccenth ,
who was alleged to have been one hun
dred and ten years of age, and the date
of her birth was apparently well au
thenticated. She was a native of Mary
land and the property of a prominent
planter of that State, coming to Texas
in 1834. Though blind and deaf she
preserved her memory to the last, and
was full of reminiscences of the times
immediately succeeding the revolution.
A tramp who attempted to steal a
ride on the Michigan Central from
Jackson, Mich., stationed himself on
the platform between the baggage and
express cars, and tied the door of the
bajrae car so that the train officials
could not get to him. A brakeman
limbed over the roof and dislodged
the tramp, when the latter entered the
car and attacked the baggageman. He
was overpowered and taken to Ann Ar
bor, where he was turned over to the
officers of the law.
General mi Cesnola's troubles are
not yet over, it appears. The New York
correspondent of the Troy 1'imc learns
that the war will soon break out again
with all its former violence, the next at
tack upon the Cypriote explorer being
based upon the alleged discovery ol
modern jewelry among the collection
which Cusnola says he found in one
spot under a Cyprus temple cut in solid
rock. The latest critie says fhatsome
of this jewelry is machine-made and
comes from Newark.
A narrow escape and a heroic res
cue occurred recently on the North
ern Railroad bridge near Mont
rille, Conn. As a train swept around
the curve the engineer saw a man and
woman on the bridge directly in his
track. There was no chance to use the
brakes, and he expected to have a fright
ful accident to report Just as he was
about to close his eyes to shut out the
tregedy, the man caught up the woman,
threw her over the rail into the
water below, and vaulted over himsell
and rescued the woman from drowning.
Those who witnessed this episode say
they never saw a braver or cooler act in
The United States Fish Commission
steamship Albatross brought home from
her winter's surveying cruise among
the West Indian Islands a large collec
tion of the fauna in the region which she
visited, natural history specimens
being obtained both from the land and
deep sea. Among other things was a
double turtle, or, in other words, two
turtles connected, a la Siamese twins.
These two animals are joined together
at the posterior extremities, and where
the connection is made the fleshy part
is nearly as thick as any other portion
of the body. There are two separate,
nearly circular shells on the back, and
at each extremity of the combined ani
mal a little head projects, while there
are three legs 'on a side, making six
in all. The entire length of this
monstrosity is about four inches, and it
is, approximately, two inches wide. It
was obtained from a gentleman at
Curazo, and is now bottled up in alcohol.
THE WOKLD'S DOINGS
A Summary of tbe Daily News.
PROCEEDINGS of congress.
In the Senate, on the 23.1, a resolution
was adopted directing the Committee on Ex
penditures of Public Money to'investigate the
recent defalcations and frauds upon the Navy
Department, and to inquire into the system
of making disbursements and purchases of j
supplies, with a view to tictcrinmitur wneiner
it embraces safeguards against defalcations
and frauds. The Mexican Pension bill was
then taken up. The pending question was on
the amendment of Mr. Ingalls, dating the
pensions of Union soldiers from the date of
discharge ordisability and extending to Octo
ber 1. 1SS4, the limitation of time to tile appli
cation for arrears. The amendment was
voted down, yeas -M. nays 39... In the House,
Mr. Hancock introduced a bill authorizing
the funding of the entire bonded debt of the
United States in two per cent, fifty year
lionds. Referred. Mr. Randall, Chairman of
the Committee on Appropriations, said he was
directed by the unanimous voice of that com
mittee to move to suspend the rules and pass
the Siindrv Civil Appropriation bill. The read
ing of the'bill was proceeded with. Mr. Ran
dall offered an amendment directing the Sec
retary of War to sell at public auction the fol
lowing arsenals: Allegheny arsenal. Penn
sylvania; Augusta arsenal. Georgia; Indian
apolis arsenal. Indiana; Kennebec arsenal.
Maine, and Watertown arsenal, Massachu
setts. Adopted. Also frntntiujr a month's ex
tra, pav to the House employes. Adopted.
Also to strike out the provision that no
speech shall be printed in the liraml which
has not been delivered upon the lloor of Con
gress. Adopted, ItJ! to IT.
In tbo Sennte, on the 24th, consideration
of the Mexican Pension bill was resumed.
The amendment was agreed to providing that
no person shall be entitled to more than one
nenion at one time under the laws of the
United States, unless that fact be specially
itatcd in the law. The bill then passed yeas,
57; navs, g7. The House bill to authorize the
President to apjioiiit two additional .lu?ticcs
of the Supreme Court of Dakota and one ad
ditional Justice of the Supreme Court of the
Tarritorvof Washington, was passed In the
House Mr. Koran submitted the conference re
port on the bill establishing a Itiireau of
Libor Statistics. Agreed to. The Senate
bill pasod granting letter carriers fifteen days'
leave of absence each year. The House re
sumed consideration of the bill repealing the
Pre-emption. Timlter Culture and Desert Land
laws and amending the Homestead law. The
bill passed, yea 147, nays 41. The Electoral
Count bill was then taken up, the previous
question having been ordered on the engross
ment and third reading of the bill. The
House bill was adopted as a substitute
for the Senate bill yeas, 17; nays s. The
Senate bill, as amended by the substitute, was
read a third time and passed.
In the Senate, on the ilth, consideration
of the Legislative bill was resumed. After
debate the committee's amendment was
j greed to. striking out the claiire directing
sousolidation by a vote of yeas, 41; najs. IX
In the House, Mr. Hewitt, from
Ihe Committee or. Ways and Means,
reported a bill to modify the ex
isting laws relating to duties on imports and
Ihe collection of revenue. The Chalmers
Manning contested election case was taken
up. After debate Mr. Cook demanded the
previous question, and the vote recurred on
the second resolution presented by the minor
ity. It-was lost, 9ito !S. The lirst minority
resolution was also lost, yeas M. nays 11. and
Ihe majority resolution was adopted without
division. Mr. Chalmers then appeared at the
bar of the House and took the oath of ollice.
In the Senate on the - h the House bill
was pushed extending to water transportation
routes the provisions of the statutes hitherto
ipplied to land routes only regarding the im
mediate transportation of dutiable goods.
An amendment was adopted providing that
teports in the riirWMOiil lltaml shall be an
accurate transcript f the proceedings and
.abates of the two hmises of Congress.
Mr McMillan, from the Committee on Com
merce, reported the River and Harlwir bill,
with the request that it be printed and re
committed to the committee. Agreed to.
The Senate t hen took up the bill to forfeit
tiie unearned laud grunt of tin- Atlantic &
Pacific Railroad Company, and went into
executive session and soon adjourned In
the House the Senate bill was passed author
izing the construction of a bridge across the
Mis-ouri at White Cloud. Kas. Mr. Iling
liam. from the Committee on Vost-OUiees and
Post Roads, reported a bill fixing at two cents
per ounce or fraction thereof the rate of
postage on mail matter of the first-class.
House calendar. Mr. Rrowne, of Indiana,
endeavored to have the House proceed con
'Iileration of the Mexican Pension bill with
the Senate amendments, tint th.j Home untln
mined yeas IS.-!, nays K to consider deter
ished bu-iness. being the bill to forfeit the
laud grant of the "Backbone" Railroad in
Louisiana. The vote on the passage of the
L-S:-: xesultcd: Yeas. 77; nays. 121.
In the Senate, on the 27th, the mil for the
relief of William McCarrahan was reirted
adversely from the Committee on Private
Land Claims and placed on the calendar. Mr.
Mitchell introduced a bill to incorporate the
National Kncampment of the Grand Army of
the Republic. A bill pas.-ed granting right of
way through the Indian Territory to the
Southern Kansas Railroad. Unfinished busi
ness was then laid before the Senate, being
the bill providing for the forfeiture of un
earned lands granted the Atlantic ic Pacific
Railroad Company. A lontr deb:itc ensued,
!ind Anally a motion to go into executive ses
sion prevailed. The Senate discharged the
Committee on Elections and Privileges from
rurther consideration of the House billon the
electoral count, and ordered a com
mittee of conference on it. ...In the
House conference reports on the Pension bill
iiii'l the bill granting right of way through the
Indian Territory to the Gulf. Colorado &
Santa Fe Railroad were agreed to. Mr. Hen
.ey made an unsuccessful attempt to secure
Tiinsidenitiou of the Union Pacific Forfeiture
bill, and the House went into Committee ot
the Whole on the private calendar. At one
o'clock the committee roe for the purpose of
permitting the House to dispose of the "Hack
Dono" Railroad Ijind Grant Forfeiture till.
The Speaker announced the question to be
on the motion to table the motion to recon
sider the vote by which the House defeat uj
the bill. The motion to table was agreed to,
reas til, nays 114, and so the bill was lost.
POLITICAL AND PERSONAL.
William R. CttX, of Raleigh, N. C, was
renominated for Congress in the Fourth
District by the Democrats.
At the Republican convention of the
Eleventh District, held at Kokomo, Iml.,
George A. Steel was renominated for Con
gress on the forty-eighth uallot.
At the Episcopal Conference of Nebraska,
held at Omaha, Rev. Dr. Potter, of Geneva,
If. Y., wa elected Bishop of that diocese,
rice Bishop Clarkson, deceased.
FinsT Lieutenant Theoooue Smith, of
the Fifth Infantry, CJnited States Army,
dropped dead the other afternoon in the
Sturtovant House, New York.
J. B. "Wakefield was nominated for
Congress by the Republicans of tho Secead
District of Minnesota.
A demonstration favoring the nomina
tion of Butler for the Presidency, was held
In Faneuil Hall, Boston, Thursday. About
1,5'JO persons were present.
The iron moulders' strike at Newcastle,
Pa., ended recently, Baldwin & Graham
withdrawing the notice of a reduction of
Information received direct from Ihe
City of Mexico gives the news that the
American railroads in Mexico are to be
handicapped by a law that all railroads in
that country will be required to fence the
entire length of their lines with fences on
The C. I. St, L. & C. bridge over "White
River, just north of Indianapolis, gave way
tbo other afternoon under the heavy weight
of a freight train. Loss, $15,000.
A TKRRiriC thunder storm passed over a
portion of "Western Pennsylvania and
Eastern Ohio on the 24th. At Murray ville.
Pa., a boy named "Wolf and four horses
were- struck by lightning and instantly
killed, and a young-r brother of the b..y
was badly burneL At "Wayensburg. Pa.,
Miss Josio Keoner and William Rober weri
icxiously injured by lightning, and ilue.
horses were killed. Miss Minnie Westpha,
aged eighteetvof Salem, Pa., was struck by
lightning and killed, and at Youngstown
tho lightning struck-the residence of Abner
Meadsker, killing his daughter Minnie
and seriously injuring several others of tha
The purpose of the Italian man of war
Cartel Fidaro, on tho Red Sea, which re
cently threatened to bombard Seeyleb, was
to force the Governor to pay an indemnity
to the family of Sheikh Abdurahman, a
protege of Italy, and restore property be
longing to the Sheikh.
The soldiers of tho Sixteenth Illinois
Congressional District have called a mass
convention to nominate a soldier for Con
gress. In the boat races at New London, Conn.,
between Harvard and Yale and Harvard
and Columbia, on the 2(5:h, Harvard was
defeated, losing both races. The Harvard
and Columbia was a freshman race.
The Railroad Commissioners of Iowa
have given notice to all railroad companies
of that State that in accordance with the
statute the Commissioners must hi prompt
ly advised upon the occurrence of any acci
dent on any railroad resulting in personal
injury or loss of life, that the same maybe
investigated, if so deemed necessary.
At Boston, recently, H. II. Bangs, doing
business as the Bay State Casket Company,
failed. Liabilities. $400,000.
The general freight agents of railroads
in Iowa have issued a geueral order an
nouncing their purpose to observe the Iowa
law respecting the sale of intoxicating
liquors. All agents are prohibited from
receiving any intoxicating liquors for
transportation from any point within or
without the State, to any point within its
limits, unless there is delivered to such
agent a certificate signed by the Auditor of
the County in which the point of destina
tion is located, showing that the consignee
has authority to sell liquors in such
Leon Bros., of New Orleans, boots and
and shoes, suspended. Liabilities, $40,
000; assets, $IVJU0.
At New York, i eccntly, a stock broker
named Burge committed suicide in his
office, owing to financial losses.
The Wabash Railroad hereafter will be
disconnected with the Missouri Pacific
system. The Wabash will be run with a
smaller force of officials and on economic
principles. Arrangements were recently
made to dispenso with some of the branch
lines of the Wabash.
A Chicago special from Cedar Rapids,
la., says: Two convicts. Freeman and
Farmer, escaped from the Animosa peni
tentiary and were surrounded in the
woods near there, and a fight ensued, in
which Freeman was mortally wounded
and Farmer dangerously so.
The will of the late Mary H. Drake, of
New York, was filed in the Surrogate's of
fice. She bequeathed to the theological
seminary at Alexandria, Va., $W,000, and
,0X) each to a number of religious and
P. E. Bkulator & Co., of New Orleans,
commission merclrmts, recently trans
ferred their property to creditors.
The schedules of Nathaniel Bloom, of
New York, shows his liabilities to be 3S:!,
(M0, nominal assets $'7,T24 and actual as
A special from Easton, Pa., says the
Belvidere Iron Company, which was large
ly engaged in mining operations in New
Jersey, has suspended.
In the schedules of the firm of Herron fc
Speniv, New York brokers, the liabilities
are placed at $o7!,S(;i, and nominal assets
?:S!,22, and actual assets ?2S!),50l.
Failures for the sven days ended
June 20, were: United States, 171; Canada,
23; total, HI); against a total of 2fi last
week, a decrease of six. The failures in
the South were notably few, and in the
Eastern States below- the average.
The schooner L. and A. BabcockTwas
wrecked during a storm recently at Bar
negat Inlet, N. J. The captain, the mate's
wife and three of the crew were drowned.
On account of the failure of the air
Stakes to work ou tiie Virginia Midland
the other morning, an express ran at an
uncoij Tollable sp..ed on to tho bridge ovi r
the James River, nenr Lynchburg, Va.
The bridge gave way and the cars fell into
the water. The passengers were l e.cued
through holes cut in the ventilators, nar
rowly escaping drowning.
Joseph Alexton, thirty-five years old,
was suddenly attacked with hydrophobia
in St. Louis recently. He knelt down ou
all fours, barked and yelped and frothy
saliva flowed from his mouth. He was
handcuired and strapped down in the am
bulenco and sent to the city hospital.
Throe months ago ho was bitten in the leg
by a dog and since has had occasional
Another disastrous confl igration vis
ited Eas5 St. Louis recently, burning Hugo
Fannesec's brick hotel, Kingman & Co.'s
agricultural warehouse, and two dwelling
houses belonging to Mrs. Scinham, a
widow. The total los was $85,000.
Caitain John A. Stevenson, Republi
can candidate for Governor of Louisi
ana in the April election, suddenly died at
his plantation in Iberville Parish the other
night. He was sixty-six years of age and
for fort' years had been prominent; as a
steamboatman, merchant mid planter, and
more lately as a politician. He was born
in Kentucky in 1818.
At Philadelphia recently a trifling fire
in the Star match factory caused a panic
among the employes. a:id it was with the
greatest difficulty that a number of women
were restrained from leaping from the
windows. One girl jumped from the third
story, but was caught in the arms of a man
and was only slightly injured.
Depression in the coke trado in Penn
sylvania ami the restriction of the out-put
arc seriously affecting minors and coke
drawers, and the Hungarians are rapidly
returning to their nntive country. From
twenty to forty of these people leave Con
nellsville every day destined for Europe.
IN the Senate on tho 2Sth the General
Deficiency bill was under discussion. The
House had a miscellaneous run of business,
the most important of which was amend
ing the eight-hour law.
The Ways and Means Committee agreed
favorably to report tho resolution provid
ing for the appointment of a committee of
i five members to investigate the relations
between the Alaska Commercial Company
J and the United Stntes, the object being to
learn whether the company has complied
"and is now complying with its contract
. with the Government.
1 A special from London says: The
Bothnia yesterday took i0,0:-0 in Ameri
can gold to the agent of the Bank of Mon
treal in New York City, money being a
drug i l London. .
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Playing base-ball on Sunday has been
prohibited by the Omaha authorities.
Dr. Shl'i.tz died suddenly of apoplexy at
Kearney, the other day.
A man, name unknown, was recently
walking along the river bank at Kearney,
when it caved in. throwing him into the
Platte River and drowning him.
The first Protestant Church ever erected
in Sherman Comity, was dedicated recently
t Loup City. It cost S2.000.
The U. & M. has just issued orders to the
oiTect that their employes must not indulge
in tiie use of intoxicating liquors nor visit
saloons during working hours.
Loris IIoovli: was recently drowned at
Grefe's mill, Merrick County. In company
with four others he was fishing with a seine
at the mill, and had just taken up one of
the ropes to cross the race when he stepped
into a hole beyond his depth.
Doank College, of Crete, is reported tc
lie flourishing Iwyond the expectations of its
Aivkntists have made Fremont tJif
headquarters of the Tract Society, the capi
tal stock of which has been increased tc
S2.",000. The society will soon erect a
warehouse, as an addition to their store, fot
the purjHise of storing supplies, and will lay
in a very large stock of tents of all descrip
tions. An unusually brilliant meteor recently
fell so near Omaha as to astonish the na
tives. The Lincoln Journal has been presented
with a strawberry raised near that city that
measured eight and a half inches in circum
ference and weighed two ounces.
Hknky Whstimial killed himself at
Omaha by cutting his throat.
Fifty marriages, forty-four births and
forty-one deaths had occurred in Nebraska
for the week ended June U2, so far as re
ported. The National Co-operative Cattle Com
pany filed articles of incorporation with the
Secretary of State recently. Capital stock,
SS00.000. Tiie company will operate in
Colorado. Nebraska, Wyoming and such
other States as they may hereafter deem
necessary or advisable. The ollice of the
company will be at Denver, Col.
A ooon deal of work is lx-ing done in the
main part of the Capitol building at Lin
coln, but it is spread over so much ground
that it makes but little show, the dome is
completed up to the second story and the
out-ide walls are up as far as the water
tables. A large amount of work is being
done in laying up the cross walls.
Cherries art reported to be a drug in
the market at Nebraska City.
The City Council of Omaha recently pre
ferred articles of imcachincnt against
Mayor Chase, charging him with drunken
ness, incompetency to perform the duties of
his office, neglect of duty, and taking bribes
Sioi'x County is to be organized at once.
The Governor has appointed the necessary
Joseph Kl'ciiak, a ten-yeai-old hoy was
drowned in the Klkhorn River at West Point
the other day while bathing.
1). M. Crow was killed at Omaha the
other day by falling earth.
John Thompson, colored, recently got
drunk and went to sleep hi a shed at Omaha.
He will neer wake up.
I.iiiiiTNiNt; struck I Ionian's livery stable,
at Omaha, the other evening. Several
horses were knocked down, but no greater
damage was the result.
A yocni; man named Manchester was
suffocated by foul air in a ci.-tem at Omaha
the other day.
l'ovr-oKFicK changes in Nebraska for tiie
ueek ended June 21: Kstabli.-hed Glen
dale Antelope: County, Frank A Black, I.
M.: Penhiotik, Cherry County. Theodore
II. Tilson. 1. M. Discontinued ItPorte.
Wayne County, Verdigris Valley, Knox
CottiiU. Postmaster Appointed Bain
:.ridgc. Harlan County. Char!e J. Dela
uoyde: Emmet, llolt County, Miss .Maggie
Malloy: lumaii. Holt County, Clayton
Troth: Monroe. Platte County," George W.
Uverson: O'Connor, Greeley County,
At Fremont the other evening Pat Jor
dan, a livery man. was shot dead by the
Chief of Police and a police officer. .Ionian
was drunk and resisted arrusL Having an
ix in his hand when the policeman ap
proached him. lie struck the officer twice
with it. chasing him across tiie street, the
policeman falling down with Jordan stand
ing over him with the uplifted wea'ton,
when he was shot three times, dying in
Rev. Dr. Potter, who was lately elected
BirJiop of Nebraska by the EpiscnjKil Coun
cil, is President of Union College, Schenec
tady. N. Y., ami brother of Rt. Rev.
Alonzo Potter, formerly Bishop of Pennsyl
vania: also of the late I Ion. Clarkson N. Pot
ter and General Robert M. Potter, U. S. A.
Tin-: resilience of Mr. Doolittle at Lincoln
was struck by lightning the other day and
the family considerably frightened, but no
Mrs. John Yokiwi. near Ewiug, pre
pared a dose of "Rough on Rats' for go
phers, and c-.ireles.-ly put the cup away with
out washing. Subsequently becoming
thirsty, she thoughtlessly drank from thi
cup that contained the mixture, and the
result came near causing her death.
A man recently went to Plattsmouth and
procured a license to mam a young lady,
but when he presented himself to the lady
she refused to marry him. He then enised
her name in the license and substituted that
of a young girl, whom he married. The
father of the hist girl is after his scalp.
A party of about three hundred Lincoln
excursionists got caught in a heavy storm
the other day and pic-nic dresses ami other
linery got badly used up. The party, after
passing the day in a' drenching rain, re
turned, not at all satisfied with the result of
the day's amusement.
One case of sunstroke at Omaha the
-jther day. Not fatal.
A .man named Sober, who had an un
savory reputation although a good name,
was recently shot and dangerously wounded
by Mat Robinson, at Oakdale. Sober pro
uked the quarrel that led to the shooting.
Whim: laboring under an attack of tem
porary insanity, Dr. William G. I louts-, a
well known and prominent capitalist ol
Lincoln, recently attempted to kill himself,
lie was disarmed and the deed prevented.
No drought to reiKirt this week.
The l)ody of Mrs. Katharine Kraemer,
who (lied at Fremont lately, was exhumed
and an inquest held by Coroner Van Buren.
It was decided she died from natural
causes-, thus clearing the accused parties of
any guilt in the ease.
S. C.vi.nwKLi, Vice-President of the
United States National Bank, and ex-Mavor
of Omaha, died in that city, recently, jtged
fifty years. He was prominent hi nearly
-jvery public enterprise, and leaves an estate
I'APiM.toN was excited, recently, over the
raid of horse thieves. A pair of blooded
horses were taken from the barn of Charles
Tilder, three miles from town.
An Omaha Ixiy ten years old reeentlj got
bis hand (-audit in a tackle block and Iosi
two of his fingers.
A SOLDIER'S STORY.
lie Writes Book and Get Into H.l 1T
ter With Ills Superior.
Dl-uuqce,Iowa, June 27. Among the
soldiers of the regular army who attended
the encampment hist week was W. O'Don
nell, a private of the Fifth Artillery, sta
tioned at Fort Omaha. O'Donnell was a
member of the constabulary in Phicnix
Park, Dublin, Ireland, when Caven
dish and Burke were assassinated.
Directly after the assassination O'Donnell
emigrated to America. After a brief pe
riod here he enlisted. He was not received
bv the officers in a kindly manner and with
the wrath of the moment upon him re
solved to write a luxik, describing the hard
ship and indignities of a soldier's lite.
The title .page of the book reads
aslollows: "Interior of an American Sol
dier's Life bv Private O'Donnell. Fifth Ar
tilerv, Fort Omaha. Ncb.'? The hook found
readers, but it was received with disgust and
indignation by the regular army officers,
who demanded its suppression, but when
the author came to Duquqite he
brought titty copies of the book and
placed them on a news-stand. Pretty
soon Major DeRusscy. of the regular
army, found that the book was on sale in
Dubuque, and at once proceeded to
the news-stand and informed the dealer that
unless he would surrender the books
he would prosecute him for circulating a
slander. The dealer was not moved
by this threat and the Major left
the store in a high state of rage, lie
immediately sought O'Donnell ami informed
him that when he got back to Fort Omaha
he would be taken care of. There is every
reason to believe that O'Donnell will be se
verely dealt with when he returns, and the
result will be eagerly looked for. The Sec
retary of War will be asked to interfere.
A DOCJTOII KILLED.
Unprovoked Murder of Dr. Uarr.idall at
Fort Worth. Tex.
Foirr Woirrii. Ten., June 'it!. It is safe
to say that never before in our history as a
city was there such excitement as there is
over the tuurdcrof Dr. Claude W. Barradall,
a well known and popular pharmacist, who
came to this city some six years ago from
St. Charles, Mo. Alwut nine o'clock Charles
Herring walked into the drug-store where
Barradall was sleeping, and slapping him
on the shoulder, said: "You are a pretty
.'' Barradall remarked. "You are
drunk and don't know what youan-saying,"'
when Herring repeated the remark. Bar
radall jumped up from his chair and
stepped toward Herring, who drew his pistol
and pointed it at Jhirradall's breast.
"Don't shoot me." Barradall said, hut Her
ring pulled the trigger and Barradall
diopped to the floor, shot through the
heart. Officers to the number of fourteen
were soon in pursuit and were joined by
several posses of citizens, but nothing of the
murderer has been learned except that he
crossed the Trinity River. The s.reets were
crowded with men. clamoring for the hang
ing of Herring, ami if he is caught short
work will be made of If m. The o:.Iv possi
ble reason that ran bo assigned for the
crime is that during the day Barradall re
fused to sell Herring some morphine. Her
ring has had several pistol encounters be
fore, and was considered a very dangerous
man. Barradall leaves a young wife, the
daughter of one of the wealthiest cattle
kings of this section.
AN OHIO ST0R3I.
A Furlom Wind and Kain Storm Swoops
Down onZnnrttille, )., and Scares u Sick
.Man to Ilea til.
Zanksville. O., June 2G. A most futl
oua wind and rain storm swooped down on
this city and before those ou the streets
could find shelter the rain fell in torrents,
while the wind drove it about in sheets, and
the sharp Hashes of lightning and heavy
peals of thunder were continuous. A flash
of lightning conducted into the dwelling of
the engineer at the putnping-hoiise by a
telephone wire prostrated his daughter, who
remained unconscious for several hours.
One of our oldest citizens. Louden Purcell,
who has been a bedridden invalid for two
years, became so excited at the severity of
the storm as to leave his bed and attempt
to walk across the Hour, but fell. He was
placed ou the bed and in twenty minutes
was dead, without being able to niter a
word. In the Seventh Ward considerable
hail fell, and after the storm passed the
ground was found to be covered with small
Communication from Consul 91aion Kt
garding the Cholera at Toulon.
Washington, June 27. Secretary Fr6
Jipghuysen received last night the following
telegram from Frank II. Mason, United
States Consul at Marseilles, with regard to
the recent outbreak of cholera at Toulon:
To the State Department. Washington:
The cholera at Toulon was kept a secret tlli
yesterday. On the 14th there was one death:
on the l'.tfh nndUUh, two: on the 21st. three;
on the !d. thirteen; on the SM.nve. anil yes
terday twelve. The cases are of a mild char
acter. There has ocen only one death at tho
navy hospital. Thodeathsarecquallydividcd
between civilians and military and are chieily
anion;.- the aired or younjr. The ;uestion
whether it i Asiatic or sporadic is ttill uiiik"
cided. but the former is probable. There are
hopes of checking' the epidemic by sanitary
precautions. The condition of Marseilles U
excellent and the death rate below the aver
age. Gold In the Well.
STEniENSON, Micil, June 26. Soma
months ago a family named Muelendyke,
who were getting water from the public well
at the corner of the Churchill House, dis
covered small bright spots in the bottom of
the pail. A family counsel resulted in the
decision that the spots were gold. Muelen
dyke continued his pumpings, saving the
specimens, and finally showed them to a
Catholic Priest, who took them to several
practical miners for examination. After
testing the specimens they united in pro
nouncing them gold. A Milwaukee capit
alist furnished tiie money and the place was
quietly purchased for a comparatively small
consideration. Water from a neighboring
well contains similar specimens. The ex
citement here is increasing and everyone is
watching developments with interest.
A Wrll-rreserved Old Lady.
.Peru, Ind., June 20. Mrs. Johanna
Doud died to-day at the residence of her
son-in-law, Timothy Guinea, in Washing
ton township, near this city, at the remark
able age of one hundred and five years.
Until within the past few months she was
very spry, and at tio time was unable to
leave her bed. She was born in the County
of Clare. Ireland, and came to America in
1S47. She was the mother ol nine children,
five of whom survive her. She leaves
forty-live grandchildren, quite a number of
great-grandchildren, and several great-great
grandchildren. Her memory of early events
was very distinct, and she frequently re
ferred to the Irish rebellion of 1796.
A Train Goes Through a Bridge Abandoe
Inc a'Town Hydrophobia.
Lynchuukg, Va., June ::o. On account
of the failure of the air brakes to work on
the Virginia Midland yesterday morning, an
express ran at an uncontrollable speed ou
to the bridge over the James River, near
this city. A corner of the smoking car
struck the upright guiders, thowing it from
the track. The trucks of the car dragged:
the sleepers that way for a distance of one
hundred feet, and the Washington and New
York sleeping cars fell through the opening
into ten feet of water, and gradually
sank. Conductor King was thrown
into the river, and although he had two ribs
broken, he swam to the cars and helped the
passengers through the windows. Most ot
the passengers were taken ou- through holes
cut iu the ventilators in the top of the ears
to which the water finally reached. There
were about forty passengers in the sleepers,
and all were saved. Alter the water had
covered the tops of the windows Mrs. J. b.
Farden pushed her two-inonths-oJd child
through the window and held it above the
water until rescued and then she came out
the same wav. The passengers are being
cared for at the hotels and trains will be de-
laved two days.
A SITE OF TROUIILK.
St. Locis, June SO. A Cairo special:
states, in mentioning the result of thi
floods, that the little town of New Liberty,,
located near the mouth of the Cumberland
River, hxs been so often submerged by the
vearly floods, occasioning such great destruc
tion " of property, that the citizens
have determined to abandon the present.1
location and emigrate to higher grounds.
The town of llamlittsburg, situated a few
miles further up the river, has been selected
as the haven of rest, and the population
en masse are gathering their effects;
and moving to the new town. Sheets
it Co. are moving their Hour mill
and McCawley Brothess have about linished
the removal of their large dry goods store
Housesjthat are of value have been taken
down and carted to the new location, while
uianv old ones have been abandoned and
willbe used to shelter stock. The new vil
lage promise; to become of importance.
St. Louis, Mo., June ::. Joseph Alex
ton, thirty-live years old, while working at
Sixth and St. Charles streets yesterday, was
suddenly attacked with hydrophobia. He
knelt down on all fours, barked and
yelped and frothy saliva flowed from his
iuonth. A large crowd gathered to witness
the horrible contortions. The ioHcemcu
finally captured him after a long struggle,
lie attempting to bite any one who came
near him. He was handcuffed and strapped
down iu the nmbuleiice and sent to the citj
hospital. Three mouths ago he was bitten
iu the leg by a dog and sin e has had occa
sional spasms, lie will die.
.'he Chinese Attack the French at Tonquiu
Pari?. June 2S. Hanoi dispatches sav
that the Chinese regulars, with artillery, in
trenched themselves at I-angson. in viola
tion of the treaty, and attacked the Freti -h
forces on Monday as they were on llv.
march, d'eneral Megneiet immediately set
out with a reinforcement. The French
numbered 700 and were on the way to
Iangson. It is reported that the French
forces were surprised in a narrow deiile and
cut to piec s to a man. After the cabinet
council the Government telegraphed (ieucr.u '
Millot to suspend the departure of the
troops from Toiiqiuii. Admiral Courbet's
spiadron has been ordered to
join the naval division under
Admiral I.espes, commander of the
French squadron in Chinese waters. Ai'
miral Courbet will have a conference with
I'aternotre. the French Embassador to
China, now en route to Teintsin from Hue
respecting measures for obtaining satisfac
tion from China for the affair at I-iiigsou.
Prime Minister Ferry stated iu theC'iainber
of Deputies that I'aternotre had been or
dered to I'ekin to demand satisfaction foi
the Chinese violation of the treaty at I.ang
son. He said also that Admiral Courbet
had gone northward with the ships under
his command to support French demands.
Paris, June 2;. Hanoi advices of the
20th hist, state the fighting near Lang Son.
between the Chinese garrison and the French
forces, continued two days. Ten French
men were killed anil tlrirty-elght wounded.
Two steamers have gone to seek thc
wounded. General Ncgricr has joined the
French column near Bak I.e. and is await
ing further orders. The Chinese Generals,
Yuon Gly and No Ny. have iu.000 regulars:
between Bak Le and Lang Son. It is re
ported that Admiral Courbet has been in
structed to demand a public aHIogy of
China as well as idemnity for violation of
the treaty by the Chinese at ling Son, and
in cae China refuses to grant this t he
French fleet will bombard Chinese cities.
Marskii.m, June 2S. There is a fright
from cholera hcie amounting to a panic. A
child aged thirteen months and a youth
aged seventeen years died yesterday from
cholera. The boy contracted the disease at
school in Toulon. An ambulance system,
to hum cholera patients to the hospital, ir
being organized under the siqierinteiidcney
of the renowned Dr. Mittre, who believes
the malady is really Asiatic cholera. The
American consul here has been ordered by
his Government to cable daily the progress
of the disease. The roads ami mountain
passes of France are being narrowly guarded
to prevent the passage of persons infected
Salt Lakh, June 2S. A letter from the
Blackfoot Agency, Montana, says: Things
are in a deplorable condition bore. A starv
ing Indian is a fearful foe. We are more
secure from the Crees than these Indians.
Lieutenant Bell and his command will re
main here until a better state of affairs
dawns on the Agencv. He does not deem,
as safe under existing cirnun-tauces.
The worst has never been told. Ex-Agent
John Young should have made an estimatt-
for more than one-eighth rations. He alone
is responsible for the wretchedness and
starvation here. We In'hold the suffering,
and are unable to relieve it. As high a
four Indians a day are dying. They say,
"By the white man," not by his gun or his
knife, but by his neglect and ill treatment
in neglecting to furnish thcinthestisteuance
which is their due by treaty with him.
Panama, June 2S.- Dr. I- Giererd, th
eelebrated French surgeon, in the employ of
the Canal Company, who has been experi
menting with the yellow fever germ for the
past three years, has brought his work to a
close. Heis ready to try attenuated germs
by inoculating with them. A squall hlew
down tie Theater Herrera in the Plaza
Herrera. The building was lOOxGO feet
and forty-five feet high. The contract fr
its erection was taken by Dr. Ejfir-s, of
New Orleans, for the house of A. Samuel,
of that city, for Sil.OOO. and the structure
was approaching completion. It had lce'i
pronounced dangerous by the ?itr Uer
iiW. and men were at work strengthening
Its sides at the time of its dowu'alL
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