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RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
Ringlek & Ca's big brewery. New
York City, has been Bold to an English
syndicate for 9.500,000.
Ax enormous landslide has occurred
at Spiesbach, Switzerland, destroying
Tillages, forests and cattle.
Dk. Samuel S. Gakkigues, one of
the best known scientists in Michigan,
died at Ann Arbor on tho 17th.
The rush to the White House is
greater than, ever and the President
has hardly a moment to himself.
The gold fever has struck Glendive,
Mont, in full force, a nugget worth
$45 having been found in a gulch near
The Teusa Central sugar grinding,
factory at Manzanillo, Cuba, has been
destroyed by fire, causing a loss of
The names Minneapolis, Detroit and
Cleveland have been rejected by the
navy authorities as not suitable for
the new naval vessels.
The British House of Commons by
a vote of 210 to 160 has rejected Mr.
Labouchere's motion to abolish hered
itary seating in the House of Lords.
At Parkersburg, W. Va., the other
day Joe Hooker, tho famous trotting
horse, ran away and collided with a
barb wire fence, cutting his head
The Free Press of Winnipeg, Mani
toba, repeats its charges against
Premier Greenway of receiving money
from tho promoters of the Manitoba
The London Standard says: "The
Ulster Peers and Unionist members of
the House of Commons are pressing
the Government to abolish the office of
Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.11
Papers are being prepared in St.
Paul, Minn., to evict 2,000 Polish and
Bohemian squatters on what is known
as the upper flats, which are to be
used for manufactories and ware
houses. Ten contract laborers who arrived
at New York recently have been de
tained at Castle Garden on suspicion of
being convict9 sent to this country by
the London Prisoners1 Aid Society to
work in Texas. ,
Rev. E. Russell, proIsor of Bibli
cal theology at Yale, has resigned on
account, it is supposed, of a difference
of opinion in regard to the "Andover
controversy," the professor siding with
the Andover professors.
.A gang of men surrounded the house
of a farmer named Tom Phclton at
Rogersville, Ky., the other night and
attempted to take him out Phelton
opened fire on tho gang, killing two of
them. The others lied.
United States Consul J. L. Doty
at Tahiti has married Princess Polona,
of Tahiti. The Princess is a daughter
of Lord and Lady Darcy. the former a
British nobleman and the hitter a na
tive Princess. The bride was edu
cated in Europe and is heiress to the
largest estate in Tahiti.
TnE Court of Claims has rendered a
decision in the case involving the own
ership of tho celebrated Twiggs
swords in favor of the heirs of General
Twiggs. Tho court held that they
had never been given to Mrs. Cuedel
la, but had been merely deposited
vith her for safe keeping.
JonN R. Lynch, of Mississippi, who
has been appointed Fourth Auditor of
the Treasury, is the noted colored ex
Congressman from that State, who
formerly represented what was then
known as the "Shoestring" district
He has been prominent in all recent
Republican National conventions.
William Kemmler, who was con
victed of murder in the first degree
for killing his mistress, Tillie Ziegler,
at Buffalo, N. Y., has been sentenced
to "suffer the penalty of death to be
inflicted by the application of electri
city within the week commencing on
f Monday, June 24.' This was tho first
death sentence under the new law.
Before leaving Chicago for the East
Mr. Baring, the English banker, de
clared himself satisfied with the finan
cial condition of tho Santa Fe system.
He denied that he had over been other
wise. "As long," said he, "as tho
earnings give the good promise they
do now we will make all necessary ad
vances." He intimated that the con
dition of the crops would in the future
have considerable to do in deciding his
Laurens County, Ga., is intensely
excited over the discovery of spirits
of turpentine in a well on a farm. A
peculiar gas has been observed com
ing frbm the well ever since it .was dug
two years ago, and more than a month
ago the water became so impregnated
with terpentine that it could not be
used. A few days ago a bucket of col
ored turpentine was hauled out and
an investigation was made and four
teen barrels were drawn off. In a few j
nours ine spirits uuu it" w me same
height Experts pronounce it the pure
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and Man.
FEXSOKAZ. AHD FOUTICAI.
The Dutch garrison Qf Edi, oa the Af
rican coast, was attacked by natives re
cently and a severe fight, resulted. Tbe
latter had 1W killed. The Dutch loss was
five killed aad twenty-five wounded.
The constitutional election of South
Dakota occurred on the 14th. A light vote
was poHed, bat it was largely in favor of
the Constitution. North Dakota and
IContana also voted on the same day for
the same purpose.
Robert T. Lincoln and family and
Andrew Carnegie and family sailed from
New York for England on the 15th.
Later returns indicated that tbe consti
tutional election in Montana was carried
by the Democrats.
Rear Admiral Edward Donaldson
died at Baltimore, Met, on the 15th, aged
seventy-three years. He bad been a long
sufferer from liver trouble. He entered
the navy July 21, 1835.
The sub-committee of tbe Samoan con
ference has decided that the municipal
council of Apia shall comprise six mem
bers, Germany, England and the United
States each appointing one, the other
three members to be elected by the resi
dents of Apia, The decision displeases
the British Commissioners, who call it the
It was understood at Washington on
the 15th that the resignation of Marshal
Jones would be called for, his explana
tion concerning his deputies and the grab
bing of land in Oklahoma not being
The public prosecutor in Bilboa, Spain,
has instituted an inquiry into a recent
demonstration at tbe Jesuit university in
that city. It is stated that the Jesuits are
working actively in support of the cause
of Don Carlos.
The lower house of the Illinois Legis
lature has passed a bill appropriating
$50,000 for a monument to tbe late General
John A. Logan.
The New York Tribune says: "Ex-President
Cleveland has rented the house, 616
Madison avenue, for two years with priv
ilege or purchase for $100,000.'
The President has accepted the resigna
tion of Solicitor-General Jenks, of the De
partment of Justice, but he will be re
tained as counsel in the telephone case.
Emperor William of Germany is suffer
ing from a trouble in bis bead, which has
made bim partially deaf, and fears are
entertained that it will become serious.
The mass meeting advertised to be held
at Vienna for the purpose of agitating
movements against tho Jews has been for
bidden by Emperor Francis Joseph.
The clerks in the General Land-office
are much exercised over the appointment
by tbe President of Rev. Mr. Townsend,
tbe colored minister of Indiana, to be re
corder in that office. Tbe clerks in the
division are almost entirely women and
they do not relish the idea of having a
colored man as their superior.
Colonel Frederick Gerker, collector
of internal revenue for the Philadelphia
district, died recently of apoplexy. He
was about fifty years of age. He was ap
pointed collector by President Cleveland
and assumed the duties of the office in
The President on the 16th made tbe fol
lowing appointments: Solomon Hirscb, of
Oregon, to bs Minister to Turkey; Clark E.
Carr, of Illinois, to be Minister to Den
mark; Henry W. Severance, of California,
to be Consul-General at Honolulu; John
Jarrett of Pennsylvania, to be Consul at
Birmingham; Thomas H. Sherman, of tbe
District of Columbia, to be Consul at Liv
Allen Thobndikk Rice, lately ap
pointed Minister to Russia, died at New
York on the 16th, the day after be had in
tended sailing for bis new post of duty.
He was but thirty-six years of age and
had made a literary reputation as editor
of the North American Review.
REFERRing to the report concerning tbe
abolition of tbe Viceroyship of Ireland,
United Ireland says: 'The Viceroyship
although degraded must be maintained,
as it is a sign of Ireland's separate nation
ality." Queen Mart, of Bavaria, mother of
King Otto, died at Munich the other night
of dropsy and cancer of the liver.
The Chinese Government bas settled for
the Che Foo riots with both England and
the United States and the flags of both
countries have been restored and duly
Bolivia will be represented at the con
ference of American nations in Washing
ton next fall and will also soon send a
Minister to Washington.
Chairman J. IV. Goshorn, of the Na
tional Union Labor Executive Committee,
has called a committee meeting at
Chicago June 13, It is stated that at the
meeting the Union Labor, the Prohibition
and other reform movements will effect a
consolidation and that a call for a con
vention will be issued for tbe inaugura
tion of a reform party.
The Pope was taken seriously ill on the
The number of saloons la Philadelphia
have been cut down under tbe new license
law from 5,773 to L203.
Ths following roads are considered
guilty of manipulation of rates by tbe
board of managers of the Inttr-State
Railway Association: Chicago tc North
western; Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul;
Rock Island, and Wisconsin Central.
Ths mother and wife of Washington
Irving Bishop, the mind reader, declare
their belief that he was not dead when
the autopsy was made. They assert that
lie was murdered in the Bams of science,
aad both were laboring ander great excite
ment bordering on hysteria.
The monument to the Confederate dead
was uavailed ia Mount Olivet cemetery at
Nashville, Tenn., on the 16th. The orator
of the day was Colonel W. C. P. Breckin
ridge, of Kentucky.
The leading merchants and commercial
associations of Berlin are debating a pro
ject for the formation of a society to pro
mote the settlement of German merchants
and manufacturers abroad.
The State Council of the Protestant
Episcopal Church, in session at Lynch
burg, Va., bas determined that tbe word
"white," as pertaining to representation
by delegates in the council, should find a
place in the constitution.
The powder magazine of the fortress at
Koaigsteia, Saxony, was struck by light
aing the other day, which caused an ex
plosion. The magazine contained thou
sands of shells, but nobody was hurt.
The Southern Freight Association has
advanced rates on grain and hay to all
Southern points, 1 cent per 100 pounds,
except to coast aad Florida points, which
were advanced 4 cents per 100 pounds.
Rates'on flour in sacks and barrels to last
named points were also advanced 4 cents
per 100 pounds. New rates to take effect
Ox July 1 the State Treasurer will pay
the last dollar of the Iowa State debt
A combination of glass fruit jar rap
manufacturers has been formed and prices
Ths Sioux Indians at tbe Yankton
agency will negotiate with the Govern
ment for the sale of seven townships ia
the north part of their reservation. The
tract will furnish homes of 1G0 acres to
St. Sauvecr, a suburb of Quebec, was
seriously damaged by fire on the night of
the 15th, 500 frame buildings being de
stroyed. In demolishing buildings to
prevent the flames spreading, two soldiers
were killed by an explosion.
The wife and two children of Lewis
Palmer were burned to death at Rockdale,
Tex., recently. The unfortunate woman
dropped a lighted lamp, which set the
house on fire.
Commissioner SToacsLAOERhas refused J
to allow the "Government acre" at Gath
rie, Oklahoma, to be used to build a "first
class theater" on. The petition was signed
by its mayor, City Council and prominent
The Alliance and Wheel convention at
BirminghasJt Ala., rejected the bagging
trust's offer' of jute bagging at rates equal
to five cents per pound, though cotton
bagging costs no less than 12J cents per
pound. The convention had no faith in
Eight workmen were recently injured,
three seriously, by a freight train on tbe
Pittsburgh, Virginia & Charleston rail
road backing out from a siding on which
a work train was standing.
Passengers on arriving trains at Ash
land, Wis., on tbe 16th reported from three
to five inches of snow all over 'Northern
The American Meat Company, recently
organized, of which ex-Senator Warner
Miller is president, has agreed upon terms
with tbe officers of the American Cattle
Trust by which the two corporations will
work in harmony.
The stoamship Columbia, which arrived
at Astoria, Ore., on the 10th, brought a re
port of tho loss of the Oiegon Railway &
Navigation Company's mnguiticeut side
wheel iron steamer Alaskan, which is re
ported to hnve foundered off Cape ltlnnc,
while on her way from Portland to San
Iiik doctors who performed an autopsy
ou Mind Reader Bishop's body so soon
after his supposed death have been held
in $2,50.) each to await the result of the
Firm i. Atiaxo, an Indian, was hanged
nt Tucson, Ariz., on tho 17th for the mur
der of Patrick Ford, a prospector. This
was the first execution of an Indian in
Arizona under the recent decision of the
Supreme Court, which gives to the Terri
torial courts jurisdiction over all the In
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended May 16 numbered 252,
compared with 227 the previous week and
1S9 the corresponding week last year.
A receiver bas been appointed for tbe
West End Mining Company, a corporation
owning iron mines in Hunterdon County.
N. J., and in Pennsylvania. The liabili
ties of the company nro reported to be
from $300,003 to $500,000 greater tban its
It is stated at Cettinje, the capital of
Montenegro, that the Christians are being
massacred by Turks on tbe Montenegrin
J. T. Stewart's big packing houso at
Council Bluffs. Iowa, was destroyed by
fire recently with all its contents. Loss,
$100,000; well insured.
A fierce haii storm visited the section
between Dewitt and Clinton, Iowa, doing
grent damage to crops and window glass.
By the hurstin? of a mold filled with
liquid iron in the Union works. San Fi un
ci sco, recently, eleven men were badly
Seventeen able-bodied miners, heads
of families, recently applied to the poor
board of Pleasant Valley, Pa., for relief.
They claimed to be ou the verge of star
vation. At tbe South Glastonbury (Conn.) May
festival the other night over one hundred
persons were poisoned by eating ice
cream. Physicians in attendance ex
pressed but slight hopes for the recovery
of thirty-four of the victim.-.
Clearing house returns fo. the week
ended Muy 18 showed an average increase
of 13 7 I:i New York tbe increase was
Ax earthquake was reported in tbe
middle portion of California on the 17th.
Henri I'ociikfokt created a sensation
in Regent street, London, ths other day
by drawing a pistol ou bis enemy, M.
Pdotel. The pistol was empty.
A race riot occurred at Forest City,
Ark., on t..e IS Ji over the school election,
caused by a negro agitator named Neely
The sheriff, town marshal and a citizen
were killed. Neely was killed the next
dav by a mob.
The resignations of the following cadets
at the Naval Academy have been accepted
ly Secretary Tracy: Charles L. Kaufman.
O. F. Scott W. L. Murray. L C. Baird. H.
L. Douglas and H. L VYildeimng. Tliesu
young officers were found deficient at the
The American burglars, Guerrin and
Donnau, who were arrested tor robbing
the Societe Lyonnaise. have been sen
tenced at tbe Lyons (France) assizss to
seventeen years' imprisonment each.
At a meeting of tbe Homestead steel
men at Pittsburgh, Pa., tbe sentiment
was strongly against accepting tbe slid
ing scale potted by Carnegie & Co. A
strike is considered inevitable it tbe scale
is insisted on.
Ia a recent interview Representative
Perkins, of Kansas, expressed the opinion
that the next Congress would pass a bill
for the regulation of Congreisional elec
tions, This measure, he said, would be
aimed at the South, but its provisions
woald of course apply equally to all sec
tions of the country.
Captain James Chester, of tbe Third
artillery, U. S. A. stationed on Gover
nor's island, New York, became violently
insane on the street the other morning,
lie was taken into' custody and in court
turned over, to tbe military authorities.
Charles hcndell, late manager of tbe
Southern Express Company at Columbus,
Ga., has t em fcund guilty of embezzle
ment andseiitenced to forty years in the
penitentiary. He was a young man of
talent and stood well iu the city, but dis
sipation ruined bias.,
A great Catholic demonstration was
made at tbe laying of the corner stone of
tbe LaSalle Iastitate, Chicago, oa the
19th. About 30,000 were preseafc
The steamer Delta from "Port de Paix,
Hayti, May 10, has arrived at New York.
Hippolyte's forces are reported to have
gained two victories one near St. Marie
aad the other ia the interior previous to
The Cheyenne, of Dakota, have ap
pointed a council of fifty aad twelve
judges to treat with the Sioux Indian
Commission regarding the sale of a part
of their reservation.
AacHBisaop La Bastidil, of the City
of Mexico, has excommunicated Senor
Torres, the journalist.
SEBKASKA STATE NEWS.
A malignant epidemic of tramps is
spreading through the country
Abraham Thiessen. who devoted much j
of bis life to the promotion of silk culture (
in Nebraska, recently died near Jansen j
of heart disease. Many of bis friends be- '
lievo that if he bad been successful in bis (
efforts ) induce tbe Legislature to subsi
dize tbe enterprise he would have built up
a most valuable industrv in the State. He i
was about seventy years of age and a
Rassian by birth.
Mas- Stevens, seventy-three years old,
recently suicided at the residence of her
daughter, Mrs. J. W. Triffin, at Louisville,
while temporarily insane. Mrs.
went to the kitchen and was horrifisd to
find her mother cutting her throat with a
butcher knife. She endeavored to stay
the old lady's hand, but was too late. Tbe
jugular vein had been severed and she
died in a few minutes.
During tbe wind storm a few days ago
a Juniata lady became so frightened that
she died in a fit.
The Pacific Hotel at Norfolk was en
tered by thieves the otberstglt, tbe par
ties getting away with several watches
and some money belonging to tbe guests.
Arbor Dat was t irted in Nebraska in
1872, and this year thirty-four States ob
served tbe day formally by planting trees.
Manager Hor.coM be, of the Union Pa
cific, bas written to tbe Grand Island
committee, assuring them that there is no
disposition to discriminate against tbe
town. At present there are 119 employes
in the shops there.
Two instances of heartiest treatment of
aged parents have recently occurred.
During a storm in Lincoln the other night
a mother aged sixty-five was driven from
her son's home at tbe bohest of tbe daughter-in-law.
A few weeks ago, a father,
almost tottering on the verge of the grave,
n as turned nlrift by his son ia Omaha
and forced to beg for shelter among
Nebraska corn is two weeks ahead of
the record this y-ar and most of it over
grcu-id. The outlook in the country was
never hotter, nor tho farmers iu a more
'i'UE Nebraska Editorial Association is ,
preparing for a summer raid in the North
west. Tiie d ite lias not been determined.
Madison County has a school popula
tion of M'"il, and seventy-four school dis
tricts. EmvARn Hodden, a young man about
twenty -live years of age, was crushed to
death in the elevator of the Consolidated
Coffee Company's warehouse at Omaha .
tbe other afternoon. He tried to jump on i
tbe elevator without stopping it and
misled his footing. His breast bone was
crushed in and every rib in his body
Br a recent accident on tbe Union Pa- '
ciflc road near Beatrice, a lady, whose
name was not learned, was badly injured,
and Sam Roberts, a lineman, received in- i
juries that tuiht prove fatal. j
While excavating for ths new Riley
Hotel, at Piattsmouth tbe other day tbe
bank gave way, letting an old brick church
collapse, instantly killing PeterMatthews-,
fatally injuring John Kochberger and
slightly injuring two other laborers.
Tramps broke into two cars of mer
chandise at Dakota City the other morn
ing, destroying and stealing over iTtHQ
worth of good-. One of them, giving his
noma ns Joe Smith, was caught ia the act
and placed in jail. 1
A younr man named James McCuI
lough, living with Joseph (laler, a tanner
eight miles southwest of Harvard, com
mitted u;cidi by cutting his throat with
a penknife the other day. Two causes
were given for the net, one ill health, the
other nun ijuUfil love.
AN old man named Rush Anderson
asked to be locked up at Nebraska City
tbe other day lpcaun his mind had In
come uiibilaiiced and he could not resist
the ttmpiatiou to kill his old wtfe, whom
he man led only tlnue days befuie. iio
was booked for the a-.3-lum. i
Tiie railroad company while recently
boring an artesian well at Emerson struck
a good vein of oal, which was considered
of more value to tho place tfauii several '
artesian well. :
The farmers of Douglas County have
organized against horsi.lliiuves. j
The v ife of S. W. Tiiikbam, of Harting
ton, disappeared mysteriously tl: other
night, and her husband has been hunting I
for her in neighboring towns. He be
lieves that sb is insane.
The Bohemian Hall at Verdigris was re
cently destroyed by tire, but whether it '
was c.-.u-ed by lightning or incendiarism 1
is not known.
Tue movement for the Sund-iy closing !
of saloons has stru k Valentin, and steps i
are being t.-.k'Jii to enforce the law. j
The farmers of Cbadron precinct, Dawes '
Couniy, have sown 5,Slfi acres to wheat
Two richly dressed wom-n reelini r
through tho streets in a beastly state of
intoxication recently shocked the moral
sensibilities of Hastings people.
A MAD dog scare has beeu raging in the
vicinity of Powell, a number of cattle hav
ing been bitten and showing uiiiiiialakable
signs of hydrophobia.
The Wilbor Trotting Association has
purchased grounds and will lay out a half
mile track immediately.
J. H. Iuvix, one of the leading merchants
of Kearney, and a member of the City
Council, died of rheumatism recently.
Aurora now bas Ave binks. and the
Exchange Bank will soon be reorganiztd.
with a paid up capital of V 0M, and be
come the Aurora State Bank, opening for
busiuess July 1.
Charles Allen, a farmer, living six
miles south of Grant, was caught in the
gearing of his corusheller tbe other day
and had bis right band horribly crushed.
Amputation was necessary.
William McLaughlin, a private of
Company C, Fourth Infantry, stationed at
Fort ltandail, shot and killed bis sweet
heart, Maggie Lowene, the other night
with a rifl'. He was arrested and lodged
iu the guard house, but at one o'clock next
pRnr. Hoskord, of Doane College, met
with a serious and almost fatal accident
at Crete the othor evening. While riding,
his horse became unmanageable and threw
bim off. He was picked up in an iasensi
The city debt of Fremont is only $5,330
Lightning struck the residence of Kev.
J. C Lewis at Sbubert the other day.
Mrs. Lewis and a baby were alone .in the
house, but no one was hurt. It was a
heavy bolt, dividing aad running down
the four corners of the bouse, tearing it
The large livery stable of Russell &
Morrison, at Superior, wa3 burned the
other morning. The barn contained
twenty-seven head of horses, of which five
. Bcrolars entered tbe B. & M. depot at
Seward the other night, during a thunder
storm, drilled the safe and blew one door
off. They obtained only 40 cents.
A Fairmount printer bas received a
patent lor a wash boi ler and a feed cooker, t
List of Fatalities
Thirty or Forty Persons " Drowned By
Floods la Vottemla Nine of a Boat's
Party Drowned Five Drowned
New York; May 20. The steamer
Etruria, of the Cuaard line, came into
port at an early hour yesterday, bringing
j nine men of pilot boat No. 5, run down by
the Noraandie oa Saturday. The boat-
keeper .and an old pilot were drowned.
: Tbe Normandie proceeded on to sea. A
j collision occurred Saturday night between
the Old Dominion st amer Guyandotte and
the Mai lory line steamer CowaL They
were going to sea together, and in the
dense fog the accident happened off Sandy
Hook. The Cowal was towed baufc to hr
dock and the Guyandotte continued her
I, voyage. The servia. wnicu ran into tue
mud beside Gedney's channel, got off at
ten a. m. Saturday and went on to sea.
LOSS OP LIFE IN BOHEMIA.
London, May 20 The severe storms
which have prevailed in certain parts of
Bohemia have wrought great damage to
property and caused serious loss of life.
At Zino seven houses were blown down
and thirty-two people were kilted. At
Prichowitz two rows of bouses wero de
molished, many of 'which were occupied
bv pilgrims. Many of tho houses were
washed away and nine children were
nine of a boat's partt drowned.
t Vicksburg. Miss., May 20. Near tho
' foot of West Pass late Saturday evening
a nnrtv of negroes were returning in two
' skiffs from the Louisiana shore. Tho
wind and waves were high and the people ,
in on of the boats tecnuie frightened and
capsized the boat and nine out of the ten
passengers were drowned a little girl
being tbe only one that re i cued the bank
suffocated nr gas.
, New York. May 2H Last evening a
young man eutered Barrows's Hotel, at
i."i9 Bleeckor street, with a young woman.
He registered as Thomas F. Connor and
wife. At eleven p. m. the clerk of the
hotel found the gas turned on and unlit.
Connor was dead and the girl uncon
scious. She was tnkvn to St. Vincent's
Hospital. H-r name was learned to be
. Mary Fallon.
A BROKER'S JIISIlAr.
Philadelphia. May 20. E. W. Paul, a
broker who lives in Geriiiantown. was
burled from th pta f inn of an espresi
train on the D'lnware. Lackawanna &
Western road while Irving to pvs from
one coach to nnother. He was so serious
ly injured that it is feared he will die. He
was brought to bis home on a scial train,
but bas not yet recovered consciousness.
STl'.UCK BY LIGHTNING.
PrrrsBCtiG!!. Pa.. May 20. A special
fiom Oil City, Pa., says: A heavy storm,
accompanied by thunder and lightning
passed over this place at 1:IW this morn
ing. A tank of oil on the Hancock farm,
near Norway, was struck by lightning and
totally destroy -d. At Houseville. the
Methodist Church was-truck by lightning
and burned. Ltss. $2,0ui.
five men drowned.
New BhiitoKD, Conn.. Miy 20 It is
supposed that the vessel which was run
into and sunk by the steamer Nashua,
from Prov.dence to New York, between
Bjav;r Tail ami Point Judith, was the
schooner Nelson Hirvey of this port.
Thei u were live men on board and ull were
Tokonto Out, May 2. Many drown
ing accidents are reported in Ontario.
Miss Mvrt'e Hanua. of Ow-go, N. Y.,
drowned at O tawa; A. Lonz drowned
u bile bathing at Winghnm; M.nj-ir J. R.
Cunningham drowned while loating nt
Amherstbiirg, and Fred Mulligan, aged
nine, drowned here.
fire in a car stable.
Trentcs. N. J.. May 2a The Trenton
hor-e stables nere partially destroyed by
fire yesterday. John L. Hanley. a dxiver,
who was sleeping in the stable, was so
badly burned that bis life is despaired of.
The horses were all saved, t.ut twenty
seven cars were burned. Loss, $2.,OU0L
Baltimore, lid., ilay 20 The jury of
ir;qu?st summoned in the case of William
Laurren, oiler on the steamship Alle
gheny, whose Ixidy was found floating in
the harbor on Fiiday and who was sup
posed to have been murdered, met and
rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.
a disastrous stoum.
Tiffin, O., May 2". A disastrous wind
storm swept over th.s comity Siturday,
doing thousands of dotlais damage to
buildings and fences. Freight cars wr
blown from the track at Nw ltiegeL
Crops were badly tut I y the haiL
The Yerkr Cable.
Chicago, May Itf. The wear and tear
on lb; North s:d cabie loop line has lieeu
something fearful Irom the first and the
! frequency with which new cables have
' had to be purchased was cutting a con
siderable figure in the expense account
of tbe road. So Mr. Yrkes sent for
tbe wise man of San Francisco who
is supposed to know all about cable
roads. He looked things over and said:
''Oh, we can fix this easily. Your grips
wear out the rope. Grease the rope, and
then the friction wiil be reduced." So Mr.
Yerkes' men greased tbe loop line, and
since thea people have been walking. The
cable is ;o slippery that when the grip'
strikes a place that brings an extra strain
on it it fails to hold to the rope, tbe car
stops, and the passengers walk.
A Widespread Conspiracy.
St. Petersburg, May 19. The con
spiracy among military officers against
the Czar, which was recently unearthed,
has many and widespread lamiGcations.
Officers of regiments stationed in Moscow
and Warsaw have been found to be im
plicated in the plot and three of them com
mitted suicide. A bomb was found in tho
quarters of one of tbe officers in Warsaw.
Hundreds of the conspirators have been
placed under arrest. The discovery of the
plot bas completely unnerved the Czarina.
Shot in the Rack.
Beatrice, Neb, May 19. A number of
white men. attended a festival given by
the colored people Friday night. Among
them was Chaaacey West, a well-known
nurseryman. About 2:30 o'clock yesterday
morning Bill Carson, a colored des
perado, picked a quarrel with West;
who started to leave the house.
Thereupon Carsoa begaa shooting. West
had gotten a block away when the last
and fatal shot waa fired. The ball struck
him In the back, passing through his
luags, aad West fell dead. Carsoa said he
would not be taken alive and it required
three officers to arrest hia. He will prob
ably be lynched.
THOSE DEPUTY MARSHALS.
Marshal Jones Makes an
f II U Work In Oklahoi
Washington, May la Attorney-General
Miller has received a report from
United States Marshal Jones, of Kansas,
ia regard to the conduct of himself aad
deputies upon the opening of Oklahossato
settlement. He says that he thought he
appreciated tbe influx of population that
would follow the President's proclamation
and that he knew tbe people would look to
the officers only for safety and protection
after April 22, when the functions of the
military authorities ceased ami conse
quently he attempted and he thinks suc
cessfully to organize a force of marshals
at different points where it was supposed
there woald be a concentration of people
sufficient to preserve them from lawless
ness and bloodshed which it was expecttA
would follow tbe opening of the Territory.
Marshal Joaes says: 4I ordered from
my old experfeaced deputies four to Guth
rie, Captain Rarick. A. S. Payne, J. O.
Severens and M. S. Keys, together with
three new appointees at that point to pro
tect the homeseeker against lawlessness
from and after that critical moment (April
22), where had been stationed two or
three companies of United States troops
to preserve the peace up to that date,
whose functions ceased at the very mo
ment when the greatest difficulties
were likely to occur and when the thou
sands of homeseekers, business men. gam
blers and whisky dealers who rushed from
the Incoming train nnd private convey
ances until within twenty-four hours tbe
entire face of the country was dotted with
homesteaders' tents and two or tbretf cities
of from 1,000 to l.",000 inhabitants born in
the day proved to me the necesitv of a
respectable number of deputv inar-lrils.
"At Kingfisher I ordered John Walters.
D. Wyatt. old deputies of experience, and
a new man. Ed F. Madden. At Darling
ton and Fort Iteno I nuide no change,
leaving Jack Stillwell in charge who had
been located out there for three yar.
and at Oklahoma City I ordered J. B.
KToonce, Asa Jones and Ewers White; also
had at that point. G. E. Thornton, who
had resided there for over a year and wa
appointed a marshal six months ago.
Koonce bad been a deputy for
Overtoil three years and Jones was
appointed last January. At the re
quest of th? officer commanding the troops
at Alfred for a marshal to capture horse
thieves. I appointed a couple of deputies
and sent them to that point. Thev were
old experienced deputies from the West
ern district of Texas. I also appointed, at
the request ot an officer of th Atchison.
Topeka & Santa Fe railraad, eight of
their employes, most of whom were con
ductors constantly passing through tho
Territory, in anticipation of lawlessness
on the trains.
'Tho full number of deputy marshals
in Oklahoma appointed by me is nineteen,
beside those temporarily appointed at the
request of the railroad company. I be
lieve that a few of my deputies have at
tempted to file on as many tracts of laud
in the Territory, but I know inaity of them
have not, and while I instructed them not
to do so, when they saw th m-elves sur
rounded by from SCO to 70O persons at
Guthrie and at least one-half that num
ber at Oklahoma City, waiting for the
hour of twelve to come, lilo not woml-r
that some of them, deputies who were
sarving without pay and were only there
in tiie interest of good order, took tli
fever and attempted to get a horne-atad.
As to myself I have never nttemptd to
homestead a foot of land either in Okla
homa or other Territory or State."
In a postscript Marshal J in ae)
'The country is absolutely imiet in Okla
homa and I am a-touished in the fai-e re
ports of bloodshed circulated bv the nisner. '
There has not b.'en a single person k lleiU
bv violence in that territory since April
q l n
The report is dated May 9. It is under
stood that the Attoriiey-(..'iieral is no:
satisfied with the report and that he all
call upon the marshal for a supplemental
report, giving the name of each Hi er w he
filed a claim and a description of thxlatid
referred to by bim together wit inn ac
count of the attending; circum-tauC'S.
A Eight Vote lo!I-it In Favor of tlif Sinus
St. Paul, Minn., Ilay 1.1 An election
was held in Ssuth Dakota yesterdav to
vote for or against the Sioux Falls Con
stitution, so called because it was tout
years ago adopted in that city, upon
which the Omnibus bill required anothet
vote ami to elect delegates to a convention
at Sioux Falls to complete the work to be
done before the Presidential proclamation
of Statehood. The vote was light, but the
majority in favor of the Constitution was
overwhelming, while the delegate elected
to the convention have b-cn two U-jm -
licins to one Democrat, that I vision
having been agreed upon before the
In North Dakota delegates were elected
to the constitutional convention which
will convene at Bismarck on Juiv 4
There, as in South Dakota, the minority
party (Democratic) was given one-third
of the delegates. This b"ii:g ttu there
has beeu but little contnst at the polls-j
The returns so far as received indicate
that with a few exceptions the agreement!
to the division of the various delegates
will be strictly adhered to. and the minor-j
ity will be given a hearing when tbe Con-j
stitution is being frnmL
xieavy rains ies,eneu xue number ol
votes cast. The total vote of Sou h Da
kota will not be over S0.00. The oppost-
una to tue oioux rails constitution wa-
aot great enough to ba noticed.
Snow In the North
. St. PaCL, Minn., May 15. Specials
tbe Pioneer Press from venous points
Minnesota aad Dakota cve accounts
heavy snowfall yesterdav. At Warded
it first raiued and thu turned into
neavy snow storm. Jtounerd sava thai
snow fell there yesterday afternoon foi
several hours but finally enifed iu rait
1 be ground was parched and the street
ml roaus like ashes and the crops havl
offered, but the fall will save theru.
Unsica, Dak., about four inches of
fell during the morninz and it
during the rest of tho day and water
standing In pools all over the fields
Work of a Storm.
Tacoxa, W. T., May 15l Shortly befoJ
w -;. iuwuiij niRuc twentv mei
were at work ia a building in course
ereetioa when a storm from the southweJ
struck the building. The structure toi
tered for a moment aad then collapsed
DuryiBg tae wcrkaea. Hundreds of me
were sooaatworx aad ia a few ruuiuW
j winner sates, tue owner
iao uuiiaing. was taxen oat. Tais ws
followed by the rescue a0two whjur
worxaen, aad thea a workman namd
McCoaaell was taken out dead. W.
baell, who a week ago was elected ci j
attorney aad who was a son-in-law
Bates, was seriously injured. Shortly afts
arus tare? aeau oouies were recover;
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