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BED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
THE WORLD AT LARGE.
Summary of tho Daily No
The appointment of ex-Goveraor Lucius
Faircbild, of Wisconsin, fills the existing
vacaacyonthe Commission to aegotiate
with the Cherokee and the other Indians
for the cession of the Outlet.
Speaking of the vote on the Prohibition
amendment in Pennsylvania, Postmaster
General Wanaraaker said that he was not
surprised that the amendment had been
defeated. He was surprised, however, at
the magnitude of the vote, and bad not
anticipated that the majority against the
amendment would be so large.
Secbetart Wisdom has directed that
Patrick O'Brien be removed from the posi
tion of supervising architect of foreign
steam vessels at Baltimore, M L, and the
appointment of Edward F. White to that
portion is announced.
The War Department has bsen notified
that thirty-one hostile Sioux Indians who
went to Canada in 1877 had recrossed the
border. -General Rager has advised that
they be allowed to go to Standing Rock
agency, and both the War and Interior
Departments have consented to the sug
gestion. " Walker Blake. First Assistant Secre
tary of State, denie that an agreement
"has been reached between Great Britain
and the United States that no vessel shall
be seized in Bebring sea.
The United States vessel Constellation
was hauled off th beach in Chesapeake
bar in pretty good shape. It was said at
the Navy Depart meat that the commander
of theCoastellation was responsible for
the accident anil it was probable that a
court of inquiry would be ordered to ascer
tain the facts in the case.
One of the "Patriotic Sons of America"
attempted to pin a badge of the order on
the lapel of President Han ison's coat. The
bopor was courteou ly refused.
ihe uvu-bervice Commissioners say
the Chicago post-office is the best they
Secretary Tract ha ordered a court
of inquiry to investigate the circumstances
connected with the grounding of the Con
stellation. The court will meet at the
Norf.Jk navy yard.
Gekebal A. C Myers, Quartermaster
General of the Confederate army, did at
Washington on the 2 th. He was anative
of South Carolina and graduated jft West
Point in 1833. ,.
General Hiram F. Devol bs been ap
pointed col ector of the Sixtli district of
Missouri, vice C E. Hasbrook.
Ex-Governor Hartraxft, of Penn
sylvania, has been apposed a member of
tbe Cherokee Commission And has signified
his intention of accepting the office. This
fills the Commission!
Robert Ellis has been appointed as
payer of the Denver mint.
The resignation of John Hume as pri
vate secretary to the Secretary or the In
terior, tendered March 8. has finally been
accepted, and Burton Pope, a young law
yer cf St Louis, has been appointed by
Secretary Noble to the vacancy.
The Suburban handicap, on the Sheep
head Bay track. N. Y.. was won by Race
land with Terra Cotta second.
A firm at Cushing's machine shops,
Jersey City, N. J.t on the night of the
18th, destroyed the building and adjoin
ing prejmVes. causing a losi of $160,0001
THsfPntbibitiou amendment was de
feated In Pennsylvania on the 18th by a
majority oftabout 30 000.
Andrew Carnegie, the Pittsburgh iron
millionaire, entertained William E. Glad
stone at dinner in London the other night
The Patriotic Order of ihs Sons of Amer
ica met in convention at Washington on
the 18th. Anarchists and the Clan-na-Gael
The alumni of Cornell University have
elected Frank Hiscock, of Syracuse, trus
tee. There was only one other cand date,
Clarence Estey. ot Ithaca. Hiscock's ma
jority was sixty-three.
Papers and wreckage picked np off
Massachusetts lead to the belief that a
collision hns taken place between ocean
teamen. Bills of lading of two steamers
were found dated Fiume, October 20, 1888.
It was thought that the rteamer Haytien
Republic had collided with the steamer
Victoria of th- Anchor lide.
Youno Cabsidt, who fired the Catholic
Protectory at White Plains, N. Y.,has
been sentenced for ten years.
The men employed in clearing the ruins
at Johnstown struck on the 20th for more
pay and less abuse from overbearing foremen.
Official returns put the majority
against the Prohibition amendment in
Pennsylvania at 185.171
General Simon Cameron was stricken
with paralysis at Lancaster, pa., on the
20th. It was not thought he could recover,
his great age (ninety years) precluding
The Connecticut Legislature has passed
the Secret Ballot bilL
Prof. E Benjamin Andrews, of Cornell
University, formerly of Brown alumnus,
has been unanimously elected president
of Brown University at Providence, R L,
ice Dr. E G. Robinson, resigned.
O'Doxovan Rossa has be?n arrested at
New York for criminal libel in accusing
P. 8. Cassidy of being a British spy. eta
The Toting in Rhode Island on the 20th
went ia favor of repealing the Prohibition
Governor Bulkelkt, of Connecticut,
has vetoed the Legislature's resolution
authorizing the policy ho'ders to assume
control of ths Phoenix Mutual Life Insur
A strike or lockout seems inevitable at
the great Homestead steel plant of Carne
gie fc Co. It is stated apoa the authority
of the firm that ao agreement could be
reached with the workmen's conference
committee oa the wages question, and that
they will quit work.
Diphtheria Is epidemic at Goshea and
Fond Eddy, N. T. Schools have beea
Much damage was done by a terrific
thunderstorm which passed overScraaton,
Pa., oa the 21st. Several houses were
track by lightning and set on ire. Heary
Somers, aged eight years, while lyiag on
coach at home was struck by lightaiag
and killed. George Somen, the boy's
father, was seriously injured.
William E. Howabb, the Electric sugar
fraud worker, has beea sentenced at New
Yoik to nine years and eight atoaths' im
prlsoameat fat Sing Slag.
Two smb were killed and three fatally
injured by aa explosion of fireworks at
Heyer Bros.' establishment, Boston, on
Iheast. The dajaage asaouated to $100,010.
discovered ia the
Natural gas has
heart of Milwaukee.
The Bo kford paper mill at Maoa City,
Iowa, was destroyed by Ire the other
Hsaty rains fell at Watertewa, Dak,
oa the 18th, causing much damage.
Albert T. Wtatt. president of the
Standard Cattle Company aad of the Wy
oming Stockgrowers' Association, died at
At a horse race at Silver Lake, Moat,
8. Perry, a prospector, fatally shot Wil
liam McCoy, wounded tea other men aad
escaped. Aa old dispute about mines was
The drought ia the Northwest has been
broken by fine rains and the farmers and
grain men are more hopeful.
Two men were instantly killed recently
by a cave-in at the Cleveland ore mine
neAr Isbpeming, Mich.
THEallegedHillman, charged with mur
der aad insurance fraud in Kansas, made
his escape. There was a belief that the
whole thing was a "fake."
The mining stock dealers of Deaver,
CoL, have organized the Colorado Miaag
Exchange of Deaver, with $50,000 capital
Four young men were reported drowned
in Salt Lake. Utah, recently by the cap
sizing of a pleasure boat
Frank Woodruff, the Croain horse
thief, is selling his photographs at the
Cook County jail for 23 cents apiece. To
each purchaser of a photograph he is said
to make a confession.
Samuel H. Patrick, of Kansas, has
been appointed agent at the Sac and Fox
Indian agency in the Indian Territory.
A boy named 8nrdee) thirteen years old,
was murdered the other day by four boys
whose ages range from nine to fifteen, two
brothers named Pearman and two named
Douglas. The body was fouad in a creek.
He had beea stabbed and shot. All the
boys are under arrest
Great consternation has beea created
among the farmers of Marion. Ind., by the
appearance of a small green bug 'that
threatens to demolish the wheat, oats and
rye crop. The pests appear upon every
head by hundreds and sap the life out of
Governor Foraker, of Ohio, denies
positively that he will be a candidate for
another term and declares be will aot take
the nomination if it be offered him.
Chicago brickmakers have inaugurated
a -strike tor eight hours.
Three postal cars were wreckel, three
men J. il to J and severa 1 others in ju ed by an
accid-nt on the Panhandle road, near
Steubenville, O., on the 19th.
The Michigan Legislature has passed a
bill making passenger fares grade from
two cents up in proportion to the gross
earnings of the roads.
Judge Prenderqabt has rendered bis
decision in the matter of the investigation
into the Cook County insane asylum, based
on a petition to release Dora Willard from
the asylum. He says the asylum Is ren
dered worthless by politics and be recom
mends its removal.
At a business meeting of the Iowa Holi
ness Association held at their camp
ground) at Des Moines, the other
morning all the names of members known
to e professors and practitioners of the
so-called Christian science were dropped
from the list with others who have for
feited their membership in various ways.
Fred Roche, the foreman of the sewer
gang, who found Dr. Croniu's body in the
catch basin, has not been paid the reward
of $2,000 promised him by the committee
of Dr. Cronin's friends. Roche says that
the commit: ee told him he would receive
the $2,000, but payment has not been
The Democratic State Central Commit
tee of Ohio has formallv expelled J. Dow
dall, of Columbus, who prepared a
minority report oa the expenses of the last
campaign, inrerentially charging Chair
man Townsend with embezzling about
$10,000 of the campaign fund
Sioux Crrr, Iowa, and surrounding
region were vi-uted by a damaging rain
and wind storm on the 99th. The pontoon
bri Ige across the Missouri river was b!on
to pieces and sixty boats were swept down
The semi-annual meeting of the South
Dakota Farmers' Alliance was held In
Huron on the 20th. The grangers dec'ared
themselves in their platform as resolved
to have a band in the government of the
State, They also asked for the adoptioa
of the Austra'iaa system of voting. A
free trade resolution was voted dowu.
The chief engineer of the Wabash rail
way has commenced the survey of the
Detroit, Wabash & Chicago railway, a
connecting link between the Wabash
Western and Wabash system. The line
extends from Wabash to Lake ton, con
necting at that point with the Chicago Si
Atlantic for Cbicagoaad Wabash Westers
Mrs. Luct Hates, wife or the ex-President,
was stricken with paralysis at Fre
mont, O , on the 21st Her entire right
side was affected and she was unconscious.
General Hayes was in Columbus, but re
turned home immediately.
'Benjamin Kunoer and Robert Howick,
iwo prominent ci.izens ot Mercer County.
O . were killed by lightning recently, just
as they stepped into a stable to escape a
Miss Jennie Elmblad and Miss Hilda
Carlson were boating ia the Desplaines
river at Desplaines, 1IL, the other day
with three frieuda, whea the boat capsized
Bear the dam and the two young ladies
sank almost instantly. The others were
The village of Quljotoa, ninety miles
west of Tucson, Ariz., has been destroyed
Tax Kreas Zeituag. of Berlin, says
Kaiser advises the Saltan to cede the
asd of Crete to Greece.
Nine families were evicted at YoaghalL
Ireland, the other day. Among them was
aa aged woman seated 8weaaey to whose,
the lat sacrament was beiag administered
when the evlctors arrived. Sae was sab
stfBeatlyreiBstated. , r
A stout of the massacre ot Mexicans
by Indians la Soaera, Mexico, is denied
by Governor Torres, of that State.
A REVOLtrrioiCART manifest o from Servta
has beea circulated ia Bosnia and Heme
goviaa announcing that Austria intended
to aaaex these territories. The populace
was greatly excited.
The Sultan ot Turkey seat a donation of
200 Turkish pounds for the Conemaugh
OSTBOO, oa the Black sea, near Odessa,
has been nearly destroyed by fir A
thousand people have been made home
less, and the damage is estimate! at 1,01)0,
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail
road's approximate vross earnings for the
first week in June were $190,401 aa in-
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Two daughters of Joha Leavitt, afarmet
living ia 8eward County, were left aloe
ia their home the other day by their
areata, who west' to visit ia Gresham.
The father aad soother returned home
'boat Biae .o'clock at eight aad apoa
eateriag tho house found the eldest girl,
aged sixteen, lying dead ia the middle
of the floor In a pool of blood, with her
throat horribly cat aad gashed. Ia the
front yard the younger daughter, aged
eight years, was found with her throat
cut There was ao clew to the murderer.
Reports fresa all parts of the 8tate show
that the outlook could hardly be more en
couraging for cereals of all kinds. Corn
is ia aa especially fine condition. The
small grains have suffered slightly in a
few localities on account of dry weather
but with the recent heavy rains they
promise a harvest almost up to the best of
former years. Fruit is yielding in abun
dance. Hon. J. a Hoaqland. of North Platte,
has applied to the 8upreme Court for a
writ of habeas corpus to secure, if possi
ble, the liberty of Jefferson Long, who is
I now ia jail for the murder of Richard and
WHO KILLED CRONlHt
create of $42,902 over the corresponding
wak last viur.
Bishop O'Dwter, of Limerick, has --"-r neacomn, ox Lincoln county. u
esav saviuiaK VI ALU . 1U UftO OeUVUIBU
threatened eccesiastical penalties against
the parties boycotting Knock ChapeL
The Amalgamated Association of Iron
and Steel Workers has decided to admit
all classes of iroa and steel workers, in
All hope has beea abandoned for the
safety ot the masters and crews of the
Baltimore schooner Belle Rokes and the
Providence brig Rachel Coney.
THEPatrioticOrder Sons of America has
elected the following officers: President,
George P. Smith, of Illinois; v.ce-pre-i-dent,
Napoleon Und-rwood, of Louisiana;
'master ot forms and ceremonies. W. J.
Stoner, of Pennsylvania, vice A. A. Hob
roi; secretary, Dr. F. W. Hundley, ot
Ohio; treasurer, A. B. Philips, of Colo
rado. The next place of meeting will ba
Boston, October. 191
Lieutenant Joseph Loisinger. biother-in-law
of Prince Alexander, of Batten
berg, is about to marry Louise Kopek,
daughter of the head gamekeeper of the
Daenaiska forest in Hungary, thus allying
the English royal family with a game
keeper. A circular issued by the Servian Gov
ernment denies the truth of recent alarm
ist rumors concerning that country, and
states that the foreign policy of Servia is
The seamen's strike at Liverpool has
Cardinal Pecci, the Pope's brother,
was reported dying at Rom-.
In sympnthy with unfavorable reports
from Havre and Hamburg coffee dropped
between forty nnd fifty points at New
York en the 20th. In the closing hour
there was a reaction, the market closing
with a decline of about fifteen points on
sales of 110,000 bags.
The French Admiralty is about to ask
for an immense credit to build the great
est navy in the world.
The Emperor of Austria joined the Cor
pus Christ! procession at Vienna en the
20th. He and all the Princes walked bare
headed. Further news from Hayti report Hip
polyte's continuous success over Lagitime.
The latter was about used up.
The striking miners at Kladno, Bohemia,
engaged in a riot recently. The gend
armes fired on the rotors and killed two
of them and wounded twelve. Later the
riots wore renewed, the mob wrecking the
residence of the director of the mines.
The rule of the Dictator. Guzman Blanco,
in Venezuela, is reported to have endel
by a peaceful revolution.
la the Span sh Cortes Senor Becerrera,
Miniter of the Colonies, reaffirmed that
the United States Government hid made
no proposition relative to the purchase of
Cuba. He added that no proposit ion look
ing to the sale of the island would be en
tertained by the Spanish Government
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended June 20 numbered 220
compared with 25J the previous week and
204 the corresponding week of last year.
Ihe Belknap Rifles, ot 8aa Antonio.
won the first prize in the Galveston drill.
Near Independence, La,, tee ether day,
Mrs. David & Williams, aged eighteen,
was accidentally shot aad killed by her
Lubricating oil has beea struck at
BoBham, lex., at a depth of 800 feet by
borers for aa artesiaa welL The people
A workmen's traia was wrecked near
Birmingham, Ala,, recently, while pro
ceeding to the Berratt mines. Two men
were killed and 109 mere or less injured,
Habdt Hamtltob. who ia February last
killed Joe Lee. a Chiaamaa. was haaced
at Rome, Ga., for the crime. Tea or twelve
thousand perseas came ia from the sur
rounding coaetry bat oaly the coeaty
officials aad aewspaper reporters were
allowei iaside of the Jail where the execu
tion took place.
Neab Clinton. Ark-, the other nlrht
daring a fearfal raiastorm a farmer
named Emersoa lost his wire aad sevoa
children. He succeeded ia saviag two of
his childrea aad himself, standiag ia the
water several hours before help arrived.
General W. N. Taft. ex-postmaster of
Charleston, 8. C. a ReDublicaa leader. U
State Treasurer Isaac & Bambebo. of
eouih Carolina, fell dead at his homo
Financial matters were quiet in Euro
pean centers during the week ended Juae
22. Ia London American securities were
dull. The Havana sugar market was
also reported dull.
Clearing faoase returns during tho
week ended June 22 showed aa average
lacrease of 20.6. In New York the in
crease was 21 2.
The New York Central Labor Union aad
theFderatioa of Labor are about to patch
ap a trace.
At the Peace Congress, which was 1b
session at Paris. Mrs. Love and Mrs.
Belva Lockwood, who had taken aa active
iaterest In the proceedings, were appointed
A portion of the Manningham mills at
Bradford, England, was burned recentlv.
The loss was 39,000. Two firemen were
killed by falling: debris. Several firemea
and workmeu were injured
T. J. Ulaxton & Co.. merchants, of
Montreal, lave assigned. Liabilities.
St. Bernabd Catholic Church, New
ton. Mass., was burned on the 23d. Loss,
443,000; insurance, $20,000 The cause of
the fire was unknown and was supposed
o have caught from fire in the censers
used in the service.
Dr. Carl Botticheb, director of the
Royal Museum of Berlin, is dead.
During communion services at St Cast
mer's Roman Catholic Church, Brooklyn,
N. Y.. on the 220, in which sixty little
girls, dressed in faacy white and bearing
igbted tapers, took part, the vail of one of
the children took fire from a taper and a
panic ensued. No one was seriously hurt
A land slide occurred the other day ia
one of the German quarries. Six work
men were killed and many others injured.
Advices from Pangani are that the
Arabs had rejected Captain Wissmaa's
terms and thataa attack was immlneat
A bow boat containing eight perseas
was drives over the falls at Three Rivers,
Que., the other day aad all were drowaed.
A number of miners were recently im
prisoned in a pit at Newcastle, N. 8. W.,
tut ail were safely rescued.
It is believed that the President will
soooa begia a series of short stays at
Deer Park, which will constitute his sum
mer's vacation. The general phut ia far
him to leave the White House on Friday
alteraooas. travel to Deer Park aad re
main there Saturdays, eaadays aad Mom
days. The remainder ot the week will bo
spent at the executive maasioa.
A BBPBESENTATrvB of the Chicago Beard
ot Trade was at Fostona, O.. receatlv ex
aminleg growing wheat. The heads of
the grata were foaad affected by the same
green insect that has made its appearsase
ia Indiana aad Illinois.
Habby aad William Jesser, age! flfteea
aid UTAntMa nun mnMtl-rI-r livtav
at No. 612 South Third Street, Philadel
pbia. were killed the other day by the ex- " "
plosioB of aa old range boiler with whit FrMk ,A5""Je7
they were experimeaUag. . I 1WH tetojhe t
residence was burned. Among the debt is
the remains of two human beings were
found, supposed to have been those of
Henry and Emily, whom it was thought,
were murdered before the burning of the
house. The coroner's jury was investi
gating the case for a long time, but could
reach no definite conclusion. When the
grand jury met in Mar -h, 183, one Eu
gene Meyers appeared as a voluntary
witness and testified that his brother,
Ernest Meyers, hat' told him that be bad
killed the Bascombs, set fire to the house
and that Jefferson Long had hired him to
commit the double crime. On that testi
mony the grand jury indicted Ernest
Myers for the murder of the Bascombs
and Jefferson Long as an accessory before
the fact Before Eugene Myers gave this
testimony his brotner Ernest disappeared
and has never been heard of. Long was
tried, found guilty and sentenced to hang,
but the Supreme Court set the verdict
aside. At the recent trial the jury stood
elevea for acquittal and one for convic
tion. The defendant demanded an imme
diate re-trial, but it was not granted and
be now applies for a release. Long has
been in jail over three years.
While William Hunter, of Kearney,
was recently quarreling with bis wife,
John McCord. his stepson aced twentv
years, took the part of bis mother and
stabbed Hunter with a pocket knife, in
flicting a serir.u if not fatal wound.
Brad. D. Slaughter has been appointed
and qualified as United Slates Marshal for
Governor Thayer has offered a reward
of $40J for the at rest and conviction of the
murderers of Caroline and Bessie Lavitt,
near Gresham, and $200 for the arieu and
conviction of Michael Foley, chirged with
the murder of Ada C Clark in Antelope
About midnight recently Michael Foley
shot and killed Mrs. Pomsroy Ciai k, resid
ing three miles north ait or Elgin, Ante
lope County, and slightly injured her I us
band. Foley was in love with Miss Effie
Riggs, a sister of Mrs. Clark, but she re
jected bis attentions. Atout m dnight he
entered the bouse, and mee ing Mr. Clark
shot him in the side. Clark threw him
down stairs. Procuring a ladd-r Foley
climbed up to th chamber window and
shot Mrs. Clark through the bead. He
then fired several shots at Clark and Miss
Riggs without effect and going to the
stable took a valuable mare and fled.
During a late storm the wife and son of
Thomas O'Daniels were killed by lightning
on Elm creek, twenty-five miles west of
Near Royal Antelope County, dnring a
late storm, A. L. Davis and a hired man
name I Brown were killed by 1 chtninc.
Thy bat taken refuge from the rain in a
barn and were in the loft when killed.
The barn was wrecked and partially
burned. Two children in the lower story
were taken out u-ibarmed. They were im
prisoned under the wreck of the stable,
and would have been burned to death but
for the timely assistance ot the'r mother.
Captain Wood, clerk to the rolice judge
at Omaha, has beea a'ked to resign by
Msycr Broatcb because of the shortage in
his accounts, which amounts to fS39for
A gas meter la the basement of the
Paddock Hotel at Beatrice exploded
through some unaccountable reason the
other afternoon, and created quite a sen
satioa for a few moments. Ihe Luilding
was set on fl:e but the flames were speedi
The State Press Association has com
pleted the details of the annual excursion.
This year's trip includes Oegon and
Washington Territory and through Puget
Sound to Victoria, & C. The excursion
ists will assemble at Omaha on Julys,
enjoy a day of metropolitan hospitality
and start West oa the evening overland
Martin a Frank, the editor of the
Yoik Republican, who lost his arm by be
ing run over by the cars at Lexington
some time ago has sued the Union Pacific
for 25.d00 damages.
The annual meeting of the State Horti
cultural Society will be held at Fremont,
John Leavitt and his wife have been
arrested pending the inquiry iuto the re
cent murder of their two children. Caro
line and Bessie, near Gresham. The girls
were found with their throats cut, having
been killed during the ostensible absence
of the parents. Th mother freely accused a
neighbor and the fit her accused a son-in-law.
The son-in-law proves to have been
in the East at the time the died was com
mitted and the neighbor was fully exon
erated. The officers for some reason sus
pected the parents and they were jailed
pending an investigation.
Hans P. Knudson, ot Jackson, a
brother-in-law of John Severson, the
famous Jacksoa murderer, died the other
eight from the effects of a dose ot Paris
Greea admiaistered by himself with sui
cidal iatsat He was lodged la jail at
Dakota City ea the charge of insanity,
aad was thought to be suffering from
some mental strata when the deed was
coBUBltted. Be had beea a hard drinker
far several years.
Jn Rainet, the yoaag man from Green
wood who was serving a eeat en ce in the
coaaty jail at Nebraska City for ckickea
stealing for which a brother was guilty
has beea released, after his father had an
nounced his intention of prosecuting
Tn other Bight a sawn cluster of old
stables aad aa agricultural warehouse
aear the post-office at Neligh were baratd.
Eight horses were burned.
Tax six-year-old daughter of Peter
Young was receatly drowaed ia a mill
race at Oaklaad,
While some beys were recently playing
la a wheat Ma at Dawson, one ot them.
tea years old.
rra-.MiiM BtMMr mad a IvtasT
The Pepe Ceadesaae the Claa-aei-Oael.
Chicago, Jane 2. Lest sight Chief of
Police Hubbard received telegrams say
iag that a man had been arrested at
Fraakfort Ind.. for burglary aadaaswered
to Ceceey's deacriea. aad L-eatonan
Bchuettler made preparations at a late
hoar to take the first traia to Fraakfort.
A special dispatch from Fiankf ort sy
however, that the correspoBdeBt has see
the man arretted aad that the officers are
mN taken; that the fellow is aot Cooaey
George Brooks, the sews agaat who
claims to have seen three mea carrying
trunk from the Carlson cottage and after
ward saw the trio dump the content of
the trunk into a sewer, is not apparently
being borne out in his statements. Ac
cording to the Tribune Brooks says he was
on Thirty-seventh street in Lake view
when he met th- men, but there is no such
named thoroughfare in Lake view. The
driver of the mysterious wagon con
veying the trunk was masked, so says tht
Brooks story, as published. A sudden jolt
dip'aced the mak jast ia time to enable
Brooks and bis cimpanioa to obtaia a
good view of the driver's face. None of
the other persons who met the waon aad
the three'raen that night have ever made
any mention ot a mask. Brooks declares
that a picture of Michael Cooney is aa ex
act representation of one of the three men.
Mr-. Jennie E. Fletcher, of Fort Wayne,
ind.. whom Brooks describes as a cousin
of bis, is named by him as the lady who
with him saw the supposed murderers of
Cronin. Ihe Tribune prints a special
from Fort Wayne which -says: "Mrs.
Jennie E- Fletcher is a middle-aged
married lady who has resided in this city
for years. She emphatically denies the
Brooks story, aad is-indignant that her
name is coupled with edieh a matter. She
says George Brooks' stepmother is her
niece. She has not seen Brooks for years.
She has cot been in Chicago for twelve
THE POPE TAKES ACTION.
London, June Si A dmpatch .from
Rome to the Standard says:"Archbiebop
Feeban, of Chicago, having made a long
report to the Vatican through Cardinal
Fimeoni on tht criminal acts of the Clan-na-Gael,
the Pope has giveu instructions
that the faculty be granted the Arch
b.shop to take whatever measure he may
deem opportune to declare the Cian-na
Gael in opposition to the Church."
BAD FOR BURKE.
Ereres aa Ideatlaea nine aa aeof
the "WlWasa Brothers.'
Winnipeg. Mas., June 22 The link
coanaciing Martin Burke wit i the Cronm
snider was completely established last
eveaing whea Martiasea, the expressman
who hauled the furniture to the Cirlson
cettagt aad who arrived here yesterday,
idealised hist among fifty -two prisoners
j aad citizens who stood ib a semi-' ircio in
IBS jail yarn, as one oi .ue -miuiams
brothers" who hired him to move house
hold goods from Clark stree. to the
Carlson cottage in Chicago. The ideatiB
casiea was complete and beyond all
doubt Martiasen walked before the men
aad picked oat his man at first glanc?.
Chiet Hubbard, ot Chicago, has been
aotided to this iffjet Burke stood the
ordeal well; ho never flinched and main
tained the same stolid demeanor that had.
characterized his actions since bis arrest
Whea Martiasea passed down the line
Eurke stood twentieth with bis bands in
his Dockets and his eves averted. Mar
tiasen glanced quickly ia his face, mai k?d
his Bumber on a slip ot paper and passed
on examining the faces ot the other mea.
After completing the iavest-gatioa he re
turned to where the officers aad counsel
were steading aad held a whispered con
versation. Counsel Howell was heard to remark t
"We are satisfied. We will not want any
body else to identify the prisoner, but be
positive of the number."
Chief Mcitae says they now have clear
sailing aad he believes there will be no
further difficulty in presenting sufficiently
strong evidence to secure Buike's extra
dition. Telegraphic dispatches are passing be
tween Chief Hubbard, ot Chicago, and
the officers here. Ia 'one message Chief
Hubbard stated that extraditioa papers
for Burke were now en route and would
be pushed forward with all speed possible.
A HEATED RESPONSE.
Much SunVrinjr at Strrator and Braldwoed
Owing; to th- strike or Lockout.
Chicago. June 23 A Chicago paper in
vestigated the condition of the mining
people in the coal mining towns ot Braid
wood and Streator in Illinois. It says:
The normal population of Braid wood
is about 5,000, all dependent upon the
coal mining industry for their dtily
bread. At tuts time not one ouqos
of coal is being mined and the in
habitants are at the point of starv
ing. Men, women and children alike
share in the bli ht which has overcast this
section. The causes of the stagnation are
two, ihe continued depression in the coal
industry here and the culminating strike
cr lock -on which has placed 1,5-0 bread
winners beyond the possibility ot utilizing
Most of the single men and soma of the
married m-n have left in search of work.
Many families with six, eight or ten chil
dren are without a morsel of food in the
house. Some who have gardens are
living on potatoes aad lettuc.
Many have not tasted meat this
year. Food supplies in small amounts
have been sent them, but they.are totally
inadequate to the necessities of the case.
There is a pressing and immediate aeces
sity for relief for these poor people. Not
less than 3.000 women and children are ia
absolute want of food, and relief can aot
be too quickly sent them.
At Streator about 2,500 miners have
been idle for sever .1 weeks, resisting a
proposed reduction ot ten cents per ton
in the price of mining. To date about 830
applicants for relief have keea re
ceived. The relief committee states
that many families are living on
bread aad water, and that there are about
900 applicatioas for help that they have
failed thus far to relieve oa account ot
lack of funds.
A Keenest Concerning; Ffetshek Er Meeta
With a Hot Kebuke Prose CSoveraor
Lincoln, Neb.. June 22. Governor
Thayer, upon receiving requast from the
British Association, of Boston, that be as
sist in securing the recall of Minister
Egan from China, wrote a letter rebuking
that organization sharply for attempting:
to blacken the name of Mr. Esan. Tho
Governor defended the Minister warmly
and is very bitter ia his denunciation ot
the course of the association.
In the coarse of his Utter the Governor
says: "Who constituted you and your
associates judges of the motives and
actions of men? By what authority do
you arraign the President and Senate of
the United States for the appointment
and confirmation of Patrick Ean as Min
ister to Chili? Thank God. they are not
respoas.ble to such intolerably insolent
bigots as you aad your associates have
proved yourselves to be by the lan
guage used in this circular. I have
known Patrick Egan ever sincn
he located ia the city of Lincoln,
years ago H has always proved him
self to be an UDright and honorable man.
a good citizen in every respoct. You can
no more tarnish his reputation with your
vile slanders than the font bird of night
can assail the eagle. To vent your rage
and your venom at Mr. Egan's appoint
meat you have seized the weapons ot a
defeated yea, of a vile London fishwife
defeated, despised aad uprincipled slan
derer, aad you call him by opprobri
ous name-, which fact always furnishes
evidence that the party using them is com
pletely woi sted ia support of a bad cause.
Yob say Mr. Egan is a political Arab; I
say he is an honorable and honored Amer
icas cit'zen, aad I take pleasure in re
minding you that he is Envoy Extraordi
nary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the ,
great Republic of the United States to the
foremost part of South America."
SLAIN IN AN OLD SHED.
Two Teang Couples Swept Over the Dana
at Kairmoaat Park, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 24. Two young
couples whose identity has not yet beea
established met tragic deaths oa the
Schuylkill river yesterday afternoon.
Several boats filled with pleasure seekers
were out on the river in Fair mount Park,
when one of the boats ia which the young
couples were seated was caught in the
current. The occupants made strong
efforts to turn their beat tut were
unsuccessful, and in a few mo
ments the little craft with its
terrified occupants was gliding swiftly
with the current toward the dam at the
wa'er works. The girls screamed for
help, but none could reach thorn, aa 1 a
moment lat r the boat was swept over the
dam. All the occupants were drowned.
The bodies of the girls were recoverel,
but the bodies of the men had not been
found up t6 a la'e hour last night,
though the search had beea continued for
hours by the police. The unfo.-tunate
people are supposed to have been strangers
in the city.
Got Six Years.
Pittsburgh, Pa.. June 23. Cashier
Voight. of the defunct Farmers' and Me
chanics' Bank, of tha South Side, was sen
tenced yesterday to six years' imprison
onment for embezzlement. An attorney
for the stockholders stated that no more
arrests would follow that or McMaster.
the assistant cashier, arrested Friday. He
claims that the bank's money was lost ia
the great wheat deal of 1E86L
Washington, June 23. Assistant Sec
retary Tichenor. ot the treasury, has de
aied a request for the discoatiauaace of
the practice of requiring imported cigars
to be stamped with customs stamps, oa
thegroaad that such stampiag is aa ex
press requirement of the law.
A Flash of Lightning Kills a Farmer and
Ilia Team Has Hired Mau'a Narrow Es
cape. Liberty, Mc June 22. During the
heavy rain storm Thursday afternoon
about four o'clock Robert Bush, a farmer
who lived four miles west of here, and a
hired man with a team of horses, took ref
uge ia aa old shed whea lightning struck:
it, kit iBg Bush aad the two horses aad
rendering the hired man unconscious. Tho
hired man did aot regaia coascioasaees ua
til dark when be foaad himself pinioned
to the ground by the body of oae of the
horses and the neck of the other lying
across his legs aad hips, while the cold
form of his companion lay by hissfde.
He coald not extricate himself, but after
regaiaiag suffioiaat strength began crying
for help. His cries attracted the attention of
two farmers liviag near who released him.
Bush and the two animals were dead and
th hired man's condition is critical as he
is suffering from the effects of the shock:
aad the horses falling on him. He lay
under them over three hours. Bush's re
mains were buiied yesterday afternoon.
He was thirty-two years of age aad
leaves a wife and three children.
New Orleans. Juae 23 It aid that
tho battle grouad of the Sullivaa-Kilraia
fight will he aear Ablta springs, oa the
last Louisiana railroad, ia St. Tammany
Parish. The railroad compaay will erect
a amphitheater capable ot seatiag 2,eM
people. The people of St Tammany agree
that there shall be bo iaterfereace aad ao
That Ear-PulIlBs; Episode ia the Senate)
Concord. N. H., June 22. Senator Wil
liam E. Chandler, in a letter to the Re
publicans of New Hampshire, den es that
in his quarrel with Senator Blackburn ia
the Committee ea Indian Affairs, Febru
ary 22 last. Senator Blackburn pulled
his ear, dragged him from his chair,
or hauled him unresistingly about
the room. He also denies that be begged tho
ether members of the committee to protect
him, and declares that he was calm aad
cool threuxheut the altercation. He says
that Seaator Blackburn, after making
threats ef perseual violence, started to
wards him aad was made to sit down by
sae ouer mempors er use committee.
BLACUUBN LEAVES IT TO WITNESSES.
Louisville. Ky., Juae 22. Seaator
Blackburn, whea shews Seaator Caaad
tor's card, stated that Mr. Chaadler's ver
sion was aot correct He declines to say
aay th z farther, aad remarked he would
leave it to the three others who witnessed
the difficalty to make a statemeat if they
m s m i
Aa Awrat Qutatsmee Murder ha BTea-
Aa Aseerleaa Berk Wrecked.
Bbbuant, Qae-nland, Jane 23. The
Americaa bark Brazos from Newcastle.
New South Wales, for Hoag Kong, has
beea wrecked BOO miles from Sandy Cape.
Part of the crew was saved. Taeremaia
der are missiag. -
Helena. M. T., Juae 22. Saturday last
the body ef a middle-aged woman, who
had beea shot ia tho back, was foaad by
cowboy ia a wild aad uafrequeated spot
t-a vaa aaiia river, ua Tuesday tho
bodies of two mea. a sixteen-year-old
girl aad a six-year-old girl werediscov-
ered Mt yards above the same place. All '
were shot ia the hack except the
child which was strangled. Nearby were
feuaitheresaaias of burned trunks aad
camp eqsipage. Every thing by which
the bodies might be identified was de
stroyed. The victims are supposed to
have beea a family at emigrants from
Iowa er Illiao s
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