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BED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
RED CLOUD. ... NEBRASKA.
Cotton worms and grasshoppers are
1 doing great damage in the great Mex
, icun cotton region of the State of
i The Pope is said to be suffering
from a liver complaint and losing
'- htrength. He has been ordered to take
miuenil water before breakfast.
According to Pittsburgh reports the
soap manufacturers of this country
are discussing the formation of a trust
to regulate prices and productfcL.
Fakmeks in New Jersey ale about
instituting "bug days," wherein a con
certed effort will be made to extermi
nate the insects that play havoc with
fruit and vegetables.
Large numbers of Chinese are re
ported making their way into the
United States from British Columbia
by way of tho frontier placer mines,
which are principally in the hands of
Pror. TsciiAKEirr, of the Konigs-
berg University, has discovered in the
library numerous hitherto unknown
f manuscripts of sermons and com
' incntaries written by Martin Luther in
the period from 1519 to 152.1.
Representative Piielan's bill to
prevent discrimination in the selling of
newspapers, magazines nnd literary
matter on Inter-State railways and
steamships has been acted on favorably
by the House Committee on Commerce.
By the apportionment of the school
5 yund among the several counties made
by the State Auditor it is discovered
that the school population of Iowa has
; Increased only 570 during tho year.
i This is the smallest increase in any
year since lows became a State.
The suit of the Webster Loom Com
phiy vs. . S. Higgins & Co., for in
fringement of a patent process of car
pet weaving, which has been pending
for fourtisen years, wjis decided at New
York on the 27th in favor of the plain
tiff, but only six cents damages was
awarded, instead of $3,000,000 wanted.
General Harrison's maternal great
grandfather, John Cleves Symmes,
who purchased from the Government
the site of the city of Cincinnati, was
not the promulgator of the "Symmes
hole'" notion, but was the uncle and
namesake of that fantastic theorist.
He was a Colonel in New Jersey's rev
olutionary army and was afterward a
Justice of the Supreme Court of that
At a mass meeting under tho aus
pices c! the various trades unions in
the Metropolitan Temple at San Fran
cisco the other night speeches were
m-de attaching the course pursued by
the United States Judges in landing
Chinese and a memorial was adopted
declaring that every device was resorts
ed to to evade the restriction law. The
following was also adopted: "We de
mand the impeachment and removal of
Lorenzo Sawyer, Judge of the United
States Circuit Court of the Ninth cir
cuit and George M. Sabin, District
Judge for Nevada."
Ik the case of Scofield, Shurmer &
Teagle and others vs. the Lake Shore
& Michigan Southern Railway, involv
ing oil rates from Cleveland, O., to
various taints, the Inter-State Com
merce Commission has decided that
there is an unlawful preference given
by the carrier in favor of oil ship
ments in tank car lots as against like
shipments in barrels, car load lots,
which is ordered to be corrected and
the mode prescribed by which this
must be done by giving the same rates
on each per pound. The opinion is by
A diamond merchant in New York
Is reported as saying that when the
African mines were discovered there
was very nearly a panic, which was
averted by a combination of large
dealers, who had banded together and
I bought a control of all the diamond
I mines. Two great companies, the
t Central Diamond Mining Company and
the Kimburly Company, practically
j control the diamond market of the
I world, and no new diamonds are put
on the market except as they permit,
and the price is kept where it is by the
combination and is not influenced bv
?upply or demand.
Tun Attorney-General has trans-
I xnitted to the House a communication
from tho Acting Commissioner of the
Land-office calling attention to the
great injustice of compelling witnesses
to appear and testify before United
States Courts in tho Territories at the
present insufficient rate of compensa
tion, $1.50 per day and Qve cents por
Imile. He says that upon some routes
of travel the witnesses are compelled
to pay at the rate of ten cents per mile
each way for transportation, and from
f 1 to f 1.50 per day more forsubsistence
than the legal allowance for the pur
pose. Tho effect is highly prejudicial
to the interests of the United Suites in
tbe investigation of fraudulent trans
actions in tho public lands and depre
dations upon the public timber, as it is
impossible to induce persons to admit
5 that they have any Kno wieage oi
fraudulent actions when it will result
in loss of cimo and money to them-
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gloanod by Telograph and MoJL
Ik the Senate on the 23d tbe conference
report on tbe River and Harbor bill wm pre
sented and agreed to. Tbe Fisheries treaty
was then taken up in open session and Senators
Dawes and Stewart spoke In opposition. Ad
journed.... In the House the Senate bill to per
fect the quarantine service of the United States
was taken up and passe.i. District of Columbia
business occupied most of the session. The
conference report on the bill requiring the Pa
cific roads to construct and operate separate
telegraph lines was presented and agreed to
and the House adjourned.
Is the Senate on the 24th the resolution io
print 5,0 additional copies of the report of the
Senate Committee on Pensions, on the subject
of vetoed pension bills, was taken up, the ques
tion being on Senator CockreH's amendment
print 10rt,tti0 copies of Presidential vetoes in the
last and present Concres. A long wrangle fol
lowed and the matter passed over without
action. Senator Sherman reported un amend
ment to the Sundry Civil bill incorporating a
provision to refund to the States the direct
tax. Keferred The Naval Appropriation
hill was then under consideration
until adjournment In the House the
Senate bill passed to prohibit the transmission
th-ougU the mails of certain matter in trans
parent envelope. Afier passing several bills
or a local character, the House went into Com
mittee of the Whole on the Oklahoma MIL Mr.
Warner, of Missouri, spoke in favor ot the bilL
No final action was reached. At the evening
session several land bills passed, among them a
bill authorizing the sale of certain lauds in
Southwestern Kansas to tbe Methodist College
Association, and the bill authorizing the certifi
cation of lands to the State of Kansas for agri
Ix the Senate on the 2.1th Mr. Cullom
o(Terc: a resolution of inquiry as to the effect
on interstate commerce of the possession by
the Canadian Pacific railway of certain roads
penetrating United States territory in Minne
sota. The Naval Appropriation bill was then
considered and passed, and the Senate Al
lentown (Pa.) Appropriation bill was
passed. The private pension bills on tbe
calendar, 127 in number, were passed. Ad
journed. ...Iu the House the Senate bill
for holding terms of the United States
District Court at Salina, Kan., was passed.
After disposing of various private bills, the
House took up the bill to establish a United
States land court to adjudicate private land
claims in Arizona. New Mexico and Colorado.
After debate Arizona was exempted from the
provisions of the bill and it passed. The Okla
homa bill was taken up in Committee of the
Whole, but nothing done. No measure of pub
lic interest was acted upon before the House
After the report of committees in the
Senate on the th the Army Appropriation bill
was taken up and after some discussion passed.
The Fisheries treaty was then taken up.
Senator Wilson spoke in favor of and Senator
Teller against the treaty. Adjourned without
final action. ...In the Housea joint resolution
was passed providing temporarily for the army.
In the morning hour the bill to provide a plan
for post-ofnee buildings was considered. The
Oklahoma bill was then considered in Com
mittee of the Whole until recess. At the even
ing se;-sion bills reported by tbe Judiciary Com
mittee were considered and several passed.
After routine business in the Senate on
the 27th the Fisheries treaty was again under
consideration in open executive session and
Senator Saulsbury spoke in favor of the treaty.
The Sundry Civil bill was then considered until
adjournment The attendance in tbe House
was small and the only business transacted
was the consideration of bills on the private
calendar. At the evening session thirty-six pri
vate pension bills passed.
PERSONAL AND POUTICAX.
EursROR William sailed from St. Peters
burg od the 24th.
Cocst Herbert Bismarck is expected to
visit England in September in connection
with bis approaching marriage.
A dispatch from Rome says it Is as
serted that the Italian Government has
been officially notified that Emperor Wil
liam will visit Rome and that it is prob
able that Emperor Francis Joseph will
come at the same time.
Ret. John F. Brooks, a noted Presby
terian divine and seminary teacher of
Springfield, 111., and one of the founders
of tbe Illinois College at Jacksonville, died
recently, aged eighty-seven.
Wisconsin Union Labor men declined to
fuse with the Democrats and nominated
Dr. Powell, of La Crosse, for Governor.
The Republican Senators in caucus have
decided unanimously to pass at this ses
sion a tariff reduction and revision bill.
This, it is thought, will prevent an early
adjournment of Congress.
Colonel James Stevenson, of the United
States Geological Survey, died recently.
He was formerly connected with the Smith
Owen G. Lovejot, son of the noted
Abolitionist, has been nominated for Con
gress by the Democrats of the Seventh
Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone celebrated
their golden wedding on the 25th.
Congressman O'Ferrall has been re
nominated by the Democrats of the Seventh
The Emjieror of Germany has bestowed
decorations upon several distinguished
members of the Italian navy.
Mr. Fuller, the new Chief Justice, and
Mrs. Fuller, arrived in Washington on the
20th. Mr. Fuller declined tosee any callers
or to be interviewed.
The President left Washington on the
2th for a yachting trip to last four days.
Congressman O'Neill and Miss Kate
Robinson were married at St- Louis re
cently without any trouble on account of
Mrs. Moore, who had declared herself
The remains of Courtland Palmer, after
Agnostic services at his late residence on
East Twenty-first street, New York, at
which Robert G. Ingersoll read au address,
were taken to the crematory at Fresh Pond
A private dispatch from London says
that the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough
have had the legality of their marriage es
tablished in England. They went before
the registrar and had their marriage duly
The Empress of Germany was delivered
of a son at the royal palace at Potsdam on
A few days ago A. Lund and brother
and four others left San Pedro, Cal., in an
open boat for a trip around tho Catalina
islands. Later the boat was found bottom
up on the island, and it was thought the
six persons were drowned.
A burolar entered the suburban resi
dence of Hon. Columbus Delano, ex-Secretary
of the Interior, at Mount Vernon,0.,the
other night. The noise aroused the house
hold and the venerable Secretary, now in
his eightieth year, arose, procured a re
volver, confronted the intruder and dive
him from the premises.
Six tramps were found smothered to
death in a box car of grain on tbe Omaha
& Republican Valley road, forty miles from
Omaha, Neb., on the 20th. Tbe car had
been derailed and overturned in an acci
dent, Indiana White Caps, after whippingtwo
women in Crawford County were fired on
and put to flight by citizens in ambush.
Three of the White Caps were seriously
The Burliagton offer to compromise the
strike was rejected by the conference te
cently held at St. Joseph, Mo.
The Congressional investigation into im
migration matters commenced at New York
on the 25th, agents of steamships being un
A German crank named Clotten has
been arrested for threatening Mr. Glad
stone. He had sent a manuscript for Mrs.
Gladstone to read and because it was mis
laid or thrown away he wanted some
Near Bentonia, Miss., recently the
daughter of Dolph Miles, colored, poisoned
her father and three brothers. Two of the
brothers were dead. Family trouble was
Two of the three Chinamen who were
detained at Plattsburg, N. Y., on the
ground that their entry papers were ir
regular or forged, were taken back to Mont
real in charge or a United States .Marshal.
Having entered Canada in bond, they
were liable to a duty of $50 a head. The
money was paid and the two celestials were
set at liberty.
Major Downs, of New York, who began
the crusade against the bob-tail car by re
fusing to put his fare in the box, was lined
$1. The case was appealed.
A train on the Alabama Great Southern
railway was ditched near Titusville re
cently by the breaking of the driving
wheel of the engine. Two men, a fireman
and a brakeman, were caught under a car
load of steel rails and killed.
Juoue Brewer has granted a temporary
injunction against the Iowa Railroad Com
missioners. He laid down the law that
unlimited power did not exist in the Legis
lature or in the Board to fix rates.
The President has approved the Post
office Appropriation bill; the act for a
bridge across the Mississippi river at Wa
basha, Minn.; the act to construct a road
to the National Cemetery at Baton Rouge,
La.; the joint resolution electing manager!
of the National Home for Disabled Vol
unteer Soldiers; the act for a bridge across
the Arkansas near Cummings Landing,
A special from Brighton, ninety-six
miles east of Buffalo, N. Y., says a serious
break ban occurred in the three-mile level
of the Erie canal. Several boats were
broken in two and all of the east boats
From evidence in possession of tho
Treasury Department it is said that about
$30,000,000 worth of Confederate property
is in possession of parties in England,
and $ti,000,U00 worth in the possession of
parties in the United States.
Tns United States steamer Juniata,
which went ashore near Gough Island
while on her way to Chemulpo, Corea, to
protect American Consuls from Corean
mobs, got safely off the mud bank with
the tide on the night of July 22, and pro
ceeded again to Seoul.
A volcanic eruption at Bandalsan, fifty
leagues from Yokohnma, bus destroyed
several villages and killed 1.000 persons,
including 100 visitors at the Thermal
Nineteen emigration agents were ar
rested at Cracow, Austrian Galicia, re
cently, for inciting natives of the district
to emigrate to America to avoid military
service. Similar arrests were made at
Brady and Czernomits.
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended July 20 numbered for
the United States. 199; Canada. 22.
The Texas traffic fines' representatives.
who were in New York endeavoring to ef
fect an organization as public carriers, are
reported to have agreed.
H. U. McElrot, chief clerk of the freight
department of the Mexican Central rail
way, has been arrested at Vera Cruz
charged with defalcation.
G. L. Prcden, assistant secretary to the
President, has received intelligence that
bis son, aged sixteen, was killed in an ac
cident on a farm in Virginia, where he was
spending a short vacation.
There was a report in Los Angeles, Cal.,
on the 27th that Henry W. Moore and
Mrs. Norton, tbe runaway couple, were in
The services of volunteers to assist in
putting down the Indian troubles in the
Northwest Territory have been declined
by the Canadian authorities as not needed.
The Senate on the 30th passed the day in
considering the Sun-lry Civil bill. The
House was in committee on tbe Deficiency
An eight-year-old daughter of William
Holland was burned to death by the explo
sion of a can of kerosene at Pittsburgh,
Pa., the other morning, aud Mrs. Lillie
McLaughlin received fatal injuries from a
iruilar explosion in the afternoon. Rol
'anil's house caught tire but it wa extin
guished without much damage. The resi
dence of Mrs. McLaughlin was totally de
The steamer Rdward J. Gay, belonging
to the Packers' & Merchants' Packet Com
pany of New Orleans, was burned to tho
water's edge recently. Loss, 100,000.
Bartley Campbell, the well-known
playwright, died at Bloomingdale Asylum
for the Insane, N. ., on the ;fc)tb. He had
been an inmate of tbe asylum for almost a
year. He was ooru in Allegheny L-ity,
Pa., on August 12, ISIS.
As Deputy Sheriff Witt was reaffing a
warrant to Fred Conway, a farmer living
eighteen miles north of Conway, Ark., re
cently, Conway drew a knife and stablicd
aheoiheer in tho left side. Conway's wife
and two sons then attacked Witt, who
drew his pistol and fired at Conway, but
the ball struck Deputy Sheriff Lloyd in
the breast, inflicting a fatal wound. Witt
was exhausted from loss of blood, and it
vvus said that neither ollieer could recover.
The local board of steamboat inspectors
at Baltimore, Md., ou the 30th decided at
to the cause of the collision between the
yacht Gleam and the steamboat Joppa in
which Mr. T. Harrison Garrett lost his mo
on Juue 7, that Captain Torre, of the
Gleam, was guilty of unskillful navigation
end revoked his license.
Tub War Department on the 30th re
ceived a dispatch from San Curios, Ariz.,
stating that a party ef Apache Indians
had gone on the war path. Some fighting
had taken place, a grazing camp bad been
attacked and one Indian had been killed.
The other morning the steamer Belle
view Bank to the bottom of the Mississippi
a few miles below Winona, Minn. There
were on board over W excursionists, hut
no lives were lost. One of the paddle
wheels broke off, letting in water in great
It is stated in Canadian official circles
that in consequence of the protest of tbe
American authorities agaiust tho existing
regulations with icspect to the tolls on the
Welland and St. l.awrence canals, the
Government will remove the present dis
crimination in favor of grain bound for
Representative Wheeler, of Alabama,
has introduced a bill directing the Super
intendent of the Eleventh Census to ascer
nv description or character of the human
race who are found in the United States,
as well as of mulattos, quadroons and
tain and publisu tue uinn anu utam ram
among whites and among negroes, China
.,. Indians, half-breeds or hybrids of
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Tax other morning, while the wife and
daughter of Judge Pattenger, of Platts
moutb, were engaged about the house,
Mrs. Pattenger was seriously burned about
the face and arms. She bad placed a
boiler of water on the stove, preparing to
do a small washing, when her daughter,
having heard that benzine in the water
lightened the labor, threw a quantity into
the boiler. This caused au instantaneous
explosion and Mrs. Pattenger seized the
boiler to carry it to the door, when the
flames communicated to ber dress.
During a storm at York the other night
the house of R. C. Swartz was struck by a
liall of lightning, which passed down the
chimney and entered the bedroom. The
fluid made a complete circuit of the room,
following the gilt molding under the
border and taking all the gilt from it.
The ball, which appeared to be about
four inches iu diameter, after exploring
the room, and frightening its occupants to
' its entire satisfaction, finally passed out
at the corner of the room, making a very
small hole, but injuring no one.
Patents lately issued to Nebraska in
ventors: Churn, Joseph E. Benjamin,
Hnbbell; welding bench for plows, Jerry
Dion, North Bend; reversible trestle, Wil
liam II. Phillips. Lincoln: calf-weaner,
William H. Pmlmore, Walworth: toast-iug-pan,
William F. VanDoni, Lincoln.
Durino a drunken row at a recent Ger
man gathering near Nebrusku City, at the
house of John Meyer, Charles HofTraeyer
had his skull crushed and was fatally in-
j jured, Juke Young received a shot through
his right arm and John Hart was shot in
the right side. His wound might result
fatally. Meyers was arrested for the
Ed Carr, for the murder of Warren Long,
was recently found guilty of murder in the
second degree at Albion, and sentenced to
prison for life at hard labor.
On a farm four miles northeast of John
ston, John P. Anderson went down into a
well the other day with the intention of
cleaning it out and repairing the curbing.
While down at a depth of about sixty-five
feet he discovered tho walls caving in and
raised an alarm. He was drawn up about
twenty-five feet, when the wall completely
I closod in, burying him alive. Willing
- bands were at work to rescue him.
Mrs. Bauma, the wife of a prosperous
farmer in Lancaster County, committed
suicide the other night by hanging herself.
I She bad been sick for some time with tbe
care of a large family. She waited until
' her husliand was asleep and then went to
the barn aud committed the deed.
I At De Witt the other day Eck Hawes
and James Hoagland were fixing bridles
on a reaper team when the horses became
frightened. Hoagland was knocked sense
less before he knew any thing was wrong.
Returning consciousness found him hold
ing the body of Hawes, whose skull was
cut to the brain in two places. He was
also nearly scalped and his neck was
broken. Hawes' body was dragged ninety
feet and Hoagland's escape was a miracle.
The dead man leaves a wife and family.
Articles of incorporation were recently
filed with the Secretary of State for tbe
State banks of Ganily and Arcadia, the
former located at Gnndy, Logan County,
and the latter at Arcadia, Valley County.
These banks both have an authorized capi
tal of $,ooo.
John Bauer, of Alcove, had a powder
keg which he wished cleaned out, and he
applied a lighted match to the same, hat
ing previously taken the precaution to put
a little powder in the keg. He was picked .
up several rods from the scene of the ex- i
plosion, a mutilated but wiser man.
The vigilantes at North Bend are get
ting out their ropes and halters for the
members of a gang of thieves who are com
mitting numerous depredations in that vi
cinity. The recent escape of a prisoner caused
the people of Fierce County to seriously
consider the idea of building a jail.
The hog buyers for the Farmers' Union,
at Oakland, paid out $1,040 for hogs in one
Most of the railroads of the State have
filed answers to the order of the Board of
Transportation giving the reasons why
they can not comply with the order of the
board relative to distance tariffs.
Three boys, O'Brien, Sutton and Hayes,
were drowned in the Missouri river oppo
site the smelting works at Omaha the other ;
evening, none of them beingable to swim.
They had got beyond their depth.
The Grand Island canning works put ua
150,300 cans of peas this season.
During a recent storm at Grand Island
the German Lutheran Church was struck
by lightning and set on lire, but the flames
were put out before serious damage was
done, the loss being about $200. Services ,
were being held at the time, but no one
A new town has been started by Ger
mnus in Dawes County, where the Cotton
wood empties into the Niobrara.
Dcrinu a severe thunder storm at Fuller
ton the other day, while several men were
sitting in front of a store, a shaft of light
ning came down the screen door nnd more
or less stunned the whole party.
A youth of twenty-one and a blooming
widow of forty-eight were recently mar
ried at Cambridge.
There is talk of Ord, Loup City and St.
Paul pooling for a firemen's tournament
this fall at the latter named place.
Greeley County is said to be the sports
Grant's boom has just commenced, with
a $10,000 brick hotel for a starter, two
churches, costing $2,000 each, two large and
commodious eleva'f-s, a $7,000 school
bouse and a $10,000 water plant. There
improvements wiil be completed before
It is stated that Ed O'Donnell and George
Kane, residents of Morrilville, Knox
County, bad a bard tussle with a tornado
recently. They were riding over the prai
ries in their buggies when overtaken by
the storm. Kane was the first to recover
his senses and found that his buggy was
entirely wrecked and O'Donnell was lying
on the prairie apparently dead, while the
horses bad disappeared. What became of
the latter' buggy is unknown, as only
part of a wheel was found after a pro
longed search. The horses were blown
Into a ravine aliout a mile away, but were
uninjured. O'Donnell returned to con
sciousness about two hours after.
Norfolk has a base-ball association.
The nine-year-old son of R. B. Wind
him, of Plattsmonth, met with a painful
accident the other day. While playing
near a flight of stairs he fell in such a way
as to bite his tongue, nearly severing it.
Chadron has secured the college which
is to be built under the auspices of the
Northwestern Association of the Congre
gational Church. There were a number of
competing points, but Chadron secured the
prize. Her offer was $7,000 in cash. $3,500
la band, and tho Western Town Lot Com
pany gave fifty lots, valued at $7,500, mak
ing a total of $lt,000. The buildings, whea
completed, will cost $25,000, with grounds
estimated to be worth $2.",000 more.
The Prohibitionists of theFirrt Nebraska
district have nominated Rev. E. B. Gra
ham for Congress.
rh Kepabllean Senators Hold m C
nee an tho Tariff A Bill to be Yreaeateo!
and Its Passage Pressed.
Washington, July 20. A tariff confer
ence of the Republican Senators was held
at Senator Evarts' residence last night, at
which a decision was reached that the Fi
nance Committee should prepare a Tariff
bill as a substitute to the Mills bill aud
that it should then lie reported to tho Sen
ate and taken up and passed regardless of
the length of time this might require.
Various propositions looking to an early
adjournment and a postiionement of the
tariff battle until December were sug
gested, but tho arguments advnuccd by
the advocates of the policy of passing a
bill ami making the direct issue as early
as iossihIe were so strong that tho
assemblage became emphatically unani
mous in favor of the course finally
adopted. It was urged that the Democratic
House had taken its time and consumed
many months in framing and debating f ho
measure it had put forth and that the he
publican Senate would not be curtailed of
its full libertv of action on a question
j which so vitally affected the interests of
the country ana ot the Kepuitucau party,
j The Finance Committee was instiucted
to continue its work and bring it to a con
I Iummii as speedily as it could consistently
1 with a careful pei formance of the task ni
! lotted to it.
The bill will be an outgrowth of that al
ready sketched by the sub-committee,
but Ike views expressed by Senators
and approved by a mnjoritv of the Senate
, will doubtless lead to some mollifications
j nnd changes of detail. Tho net reduction
( of revenue to be attained will probably b
between $C,0tiO,0uO and $ni,i)00,uw. Tho
conference adjourned at midnight.
No one. not even Members of the Finance
Committee, ventures to guess now at the
length of the session. Among those who
, advocated the postiionement of the tariff
' question :ntil the next session was Sena
tor Quay. He said, however, that it was
for the doubtful States to decide what
should be done in the matter. It is, there
fore, evident that those States which are
regarded as pivotal in the next election
favored the course decided upon last
The Republican members of the sub
Finance Committee of the Senate have
been very busy conferring with party
leaders in regard to tariff action. There
was a strong influence exerted to prevent
the Senate from taking any jiositive action
on the tariff. It came largely from Re
publican leaders of the House, but was
supported by some of the Senators. Dur
ing the entire day Republican Senators
were earnestly talking, sometimes in pairs
and sometimes in groups. Little knots
would gather in the clonk rooms and cor
ridors, and tho earnestness of their
manner made it manifest that some
iiiilortaiit subject was on hand.
One Republican member of the Finance
Committee said that the Tariff bill was
not complete, but that many of its main
provisions were determined, and that be
fore determining others some of the Sena
tors would have to lie consulted. Ho re
marked that the plan was to get the bill
completed and agreed umhi by Republic
ans before rejnirting it. The Republicans
are very reticent in regard to their plans.
They do not wunt any of the provisions of
their bill to be made public in advance of
ita being reported, but enough can be
learned to show that they can not say
themselves just what may be done.
THE BROTHERHOOD FIGHT.
The Position of the It uriingtoa Strikers In
dorsedA Federation to be Formed.
St. JosErK, Mo., July 26. The joist
meeting of the Brotherhoods met at two
o'clock yesterday afternoon and concluded
its deliberations, adjourning at five o'clock.
It transpires now that the business of this
meeting had very little relevancy to a set
tlement of the Burlington difficulties, but,
on the contrary, was held for the purpose
of making war to the knife on the railroad
system. W. M. Armer, chairman of Di
vision No. IU, Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, offered the following, which
was unanimously adopted:
lltlirl. That the meeting heartilv indorses
the action taken by the Chicago, Uurlincton &
Quincy men in refusing to declare the strike off
onthecun it ions offered.
Tbe conditions referred to above are
those which are now being circulated
among the members of the Brothorhood
by Hoge and Murphy, and which are, in
the main, as follows: That no men shall
be blacklisted; that the company shall
take liack such men and as many as it
may elect. That for the next two years
the company shall employ tbe late strikers
in preference to other men, and that it
shall give letters of recommendation to
such men as it can not give employment.
The Brotherhoods construe this proposi
tion ns meaning that the company can
stop after taking back one or a dozen men
and that the great mass of the strikers will
not be lieneiited in the least by the accept
ance of such a proposition.
It was unanimously resolved by the
meeting that company Ik? compelled to
take back all of the men who went out mi
the strike or none. This means that the
situation to-day is exactly as it was
One of the objects of this meeting was to
arrange matters financial pertaining to j
the strike. It has been claimed by many
that the Brotherhood treasury was de
pleted, and that the Eastern men were iu
favor of declaring tho strike off in order
that the assessments for the support of the j
MUKi-rs iiuiil lie uiscoHiuiucu. ii ;i
stated positively by the pres committee ot
the Brotherhood that the Eastern men arc
heartily in favor of the continuance of the
strike, and sufficient finances were ar
ranged for to carry the strikers until such
time when the four organizations will be
The federation plan was indorsed by the
meeting, and it is quitw certain that iu Ies
than four months the scheme will be in
force. Each of the four Brotherhoods will
hold conventions as follows: Brotherhood
of Engineers, at Richmond, Va., in Octo
ber; Brotherhood of Firemen, at At
lanta, Ga., in September; the Switchmen, j
at St, Louis in September; Brotherhood i
of Brnkemen, at Columbus, O., in Octo- j
ber. Tho fir.st convention will adopt a .
federation clause in its constitution which
will be accepted by the other conventions.
Anderson Stilt in the Well.
Johnstown, Neb., July 2S. At six o'clock
yesterday morning Joba Anderson was
still a prisoner in the well. Tuesday night
he had a chill, but by rubbing his limbs and ,
getting the circulation started he soon I
milled. The new well is down fifty feet and
diggers are now at work tunneling to the
old well. The great danger will be that
when they strike the old well it may '
give way bud let sand in and smother him
instantly. He asked about his stock and
wanted to know who was attending to
them. When asked if be would like for
them to put a pipe to him in the old well
for conveying food and water to him, be
said it was too risky and was unwilling to
take such chance for a few hum its.
THE COUNTY SEAT WAR.
Farther Partlenlaxs of the Killing; l
Stevens County. Kan. An Editor's Ac
count of the Affair.
Liberal, Kan., July 30. The Ixulitts of
the four men killed by the Hugoton
party were taken to Voorhees, Stevens
County, and, with tbe wounded ly Ton
ny, afterward taken to Woodsdale. No
further shooting has been re)orted, but
armed squads of Hugoton and Woodsdale
people have been seen by travelers iu dif
ferent parts of this county and may meet
at any time.
Attorney-General Bradford, of Topeka.
and Brigadier-General Murray Myers and
Captain J. H. Wallace, of Wichita, arrived
here yesterday afternoon and departed a
few hours later for Hugoton. While here
they questioned man v residents of this town.
and many others from Woodsdale and Hu
goton relative to tho wur in Stevens Coun
ty, and despite the fact that the towns
engaged in the war were well represented
here, they found it imjossil!e to arrive at.
nnv tliinr- 1ik n rittinit i-tiiwliivinii w ti
j the actual state of affairs,
j Some claim that Woodsdale men to the-
numlier of fifty or more have surrounded a-
party of twelve Hugoton warriors at a
i small place called Iafnyette, and an- vn
j deavoring to drive them from their hiding
i place, but others go no further than to
deny the story aud claim that the war is
for the time lieing at an end.
The Hugoton and Woodsdale men now
in town arc pcaceahlo and claim to have
left home to avoid trouble. That they fear
to return indicates an absence of Ielief in
the report that Stevens County hostilities
The Liberal Lewlrr publishes the follow-
1 ing statement from C E. Cook, editor of
the- Hugoton Herald; "Saturday, July 21,
a party consisting of C. E. Cook, O. J.
I Cook, A. McDonald and Sam Robinson,
; with their fumiliex, went to the Strip, hunt
i ing and fishing and gathering wild plums.
On the third day out, and at Golf's creek,
they were surrounded by a party from
Woodsdale led by Ed Short, and a demand
made for their immediate surrender,
which, of course .'as promptly refused.
The party then determined to try
and divide their force, which con
sisted of eight men. It was decided
to have Sam Robinson take one of his
horses and flee, which he did, with five
men in hot pursuit and on horseback, and
armed with Winchesters. The remaining
Hugoton men hitched up their teams and
let their wives take charge of them, while
they marched out, with their Winchesters,
and protected them in making their escape.
They made a forced march to Hugoton,
and a force was immediately organized
and started in pursuit for the rescue of
Robinson. They met Robinson iu the
Strip on his way home, about eleven miles
in the Territory, and, as it was near mid
night, concluded to go into camp at some
haystacks near by. When they reachel
the stacks they were fired upon by
parties secreted in the stack:
and a general fusilade began. When it
ended Sheriff Cross, Bob Hubbard, J. Ea
ton and Wilcox were dead and a young
man by the name of Tonny was seriously
if not fatally wounded. Sam Robinson, of
the Hugoton party, was shot through the
leg. Any statement differing from this is- ,
false, as this is written by an eye wifhetfes
of the whole proceedings. It was the in
tention, as stated by Cross and Short, "to
kill Sam Robinson. E. E.and O. 8. Cook
and A. McDonald, and they stated they
were in the 8trip for that purpose. S. N.
Wood stated that if the Hugoton party
was ever allowed to leave the Strip alive
the Woodsdale people were cowards. Tbe
necessity of such a slaughter is deeply re
gretted by all of our people and they lay
the blame of the whole matter upon S. N.
Wood, who is believed to be at tbe button
of the scheme."
The War Governor of Kaaeae Dice From an.
Attack of Apoplexy.
Leavenworth, Kan., July 28. Ex-Governor
Thomas Carney, the second execu
tive and the War Governor of Kansas,,
died of apoplexy at seven o'clock this
morning. He was Governor during the
years 1863 and lftCI .
Thomas Carney was bora is Delaware
County, O., August 20, 1H.T7. He
came to Leavenworth ia 1M5M aud
entered with Thomas C. Stevens in
the wholesale grocery business. He
was elected to represent Leavenworth
County in the State Legislature in 1W1, re
ceiving the highest vote cast for any of the
representatives, 1,307. Sol. Miller,F. P. Bak
er and P. B. Plumb were elected represen
tatives the same year. In February, 1WU,
be was a member of the House committee
on the negotiation of tbe State bonds,
which reported a resolution impeaching
Governor Robinson. In September,
INS, he was nominated for Gover
nor by the Republicans. Thomas H.
Osborne was on the ticket with him for
Lieutenant-Governor. Carney was elected
over W. R. Wagstaff, the Democratic
nominee, receiviag 10,090 votes to Wag
staff's 5,44kL In VA be was elected United.
States Senator. In April of that year he
sent a letter to the Republican State con
vention resigning all claims to the Sena
torship. He was a candidate for renomina
tion but was defeated by James M. Har
vey. MURDER IN WICHITA.
Mrs. Ilertha Miller Found Murdered. Sup
posed For Her Money.
Wichita. Kan., July 30. At 11 :S o'clock
Saturday morning neighbors discovered
that Sirs. Bertha Miller, thirty-nine years
of age, living at Si;t South Hydraulic
avenue, had been murdered during t'
night and the police were notified, and go
ing to the house found the dead woman
lying upon the floor in her night clothes.
From all appearances life had
been extinct for eight or ten
hours. There were evidences of a
fierce struggle, while about her throat
was a dark mark indicating that she had.
been choked to death. For some time Mrs.
Miller, who had no children, had not lived
with her husband, W. A. Miller, a motor
line engineer, but it is not supposed that
he had any thing to do with the affair as
he clearlv established an alibi, and the
opinion of the police is that the luur'jw'
was committed solely for the purp'Hr
robbery, as Mrs. Miller owned considerate
property, and was supposed to have had a
large amount of money in tbe house.
Six Prisoners ia Tow.
Gainesville, Tex., July 29. Deputy
United States Marshal Carr was here yes
terday on his way to Fort Smith. Ark..
with six prisoners arrested in the Indian
Territory. One of the number is Georg
Thome, who is said formerly to have hatlwl
from St. Louis, and is wanted for murder
and for participating ia the robbery of the
Missouri Pacific traia at Muskogee, I. T., a,
short time ago. There is one colored pris
oner in the number, Ike Frazier, who has
ihe reputation of being one of the most
desperate mea ever ia the territory and
has been a fugitive from justice for several
years. There are twenty-two cases against
him on various charges, six of which are
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