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EED CLOUD CHIEI
A. O. HOSMER, Proprietor.
The Belgian Chamber of Deputies
lias voted f 2,000,000 for the now Con
TnE Montana convention was op
posed to bringing the deity of religion
into the Constitution.
The subscriptions to the proposed
new Swiss army loan amounted to
more than was proposed by the Gov
ernment. W. C Elam, a Republican editor of
Virginia, has been appointed chief of
the division of railroads in the General
The German Southwest African
Company is said to be negotiating for
the sale of all its African possessions
to an English syndicate.
It is stated that Germany and Aus
tria have instructed ex-King Milan to
restore the supreme power in Servia
in order to check Russian intrigues.
The Johnson-Locke Mercantile
Company's circular for July states
that the salmon pack for this season
-will be about 86,000 cases less than for
The civil tribunal of Paris has de
cided that the Panama Canal Com
pany can not compel the holders of
lottery bonds to pay the outstanding
The bark Ivigtut, from Norway,
which recently arrived at New York
City passed forty-seven huge icebergs
on her voyage and was for a week in a
huge ice floe.
The British House of Commons, by
a vote of 230 to 76, agreed to grant a
lump sum of 600.000, or as an alter
native 20,000 annually, to build rail
ways in Ireland.
THENew Hampshire Judiciary Com
mittee is considering the advisability
of reporting a bill abolishing capital
punishment as urged by Attorney
The Standard oil monopoly is re
ported to be buying up the natural gas
lands of Indiana with a view to
squeezing the natural gas companies
when their present supplies run out.
The President was recently called
upon to pardon an Indian woman who
had been convicted of murder in Fort
Smith, Ark. The President commuted
her sentence to imprisonment for life.
Germany has notified Switzerland
that the treaty between the two" Gov
ernments regulating the settlement of
foreigners in Switzerland will not bo
renewed. The treaty will, therefore,
expire at the end of 1890.
TnE London Daily Telegraph com
mends the Tenants1 Defense League.
It says the tenants have a perfect
right to combine, and that every hon
est man ought to wish success to the
movement. The Morning Post (Con
servative) also approves tho new
Commander Dennis W. Mcllan,
late of the United States steamship
Nipsic, was in Baltimore, Md.. re
cently. He said that he was off on
just as long a vacation as he could se
cure. He denied there was any differ
ence between Admiral Kimberly, of
the Pacific squadron, and himself.
Attorney-General Miller has de
cided in the case of a naval cadet who
tendered his resignation and had it
received, but subsequently obtained
its withdrawal from the Secretary of
the Navy, that the Secretary's with
drawal had no legal effect and the
cadet has ceased to be in the service.
TnE Tradesman, of Chattanooga,
Tenn., has instituted an inquiry with
reference to the value of negro labor
in industrial channels in the South.
The average wages paid negro labor
is 1.10 per day, and skilled labor runs
from $1.75 to $2.25 per day. Employ
ers general preferred negro labor to
Secretary Blaine. M. Rousten, the
Trench Minister, and party spent a
day recently at Ellsworth, Me., as the
guests of Senator Hale, returning in
the evening. The fireman of the train
bringing the party., was James G.
Blaine, Jr., who had' made four trips
in the capacity of fireman on the
Maine Central road.
Suit is to be brought iif San Fran
cisco by counsel representing heirs in
Hungary and in Cleveland. (Xl against
the present holders of the estate of
William Leidesdorff, one of Califor
nia' pioneer merchants, who died a
few years ago. It is now valuedjit
$40,000,000, and comprises some of the
most valuable business property in
San Francisco. -
Treasurer Huston has Issued new
regulations regarding the redemption
of the currency as follows: If three
fifths of tbe note is presented the face
value, will be given. If less than
three-fifths aad more than two-fifths
is presented half the face value will
be given; also the full face value will
be given on less than three-fifths of
the note on affidavits stating that the
missing portions were destroyed and
explaining tbe cause and manner of
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and MaQ.
PERSONAL ASO POLITICAL.
Right Rev. Bishop Seymour w mar
ried to Mrs. Harriet Atwood at Trinity
Church, Newxork, on the 23d.
Minister Terrell, now at Brussels, bas
recovered from the recent injury to his
Lxorrm has appealed to Mr. Thomp
son, the American Minister in Hayti, to
arbitrate his differences with Hippolyte.
Secretary Noble has'' ordered an in
vestigation of the recent renting of pen
sions by Commissioner Tanner.
Elliot F. Shepabi in behalf of the
American Sabbath Union, asked the
North Dakota Constitutional convention
recently that provisions encouraging Sab
bath observance be engrafted in the Con
stitution. The one-house plan was de
Air order has been issued by the French
High Court of Justice depriving General
Bonlanger and Count Dillon of their civil
and political rights and declaring them
ineligible for election to any office.
The German Admiralty aas uncovered
a perfect nest of corruption within the de
partment; involving many high officials.
A number of naval officers were arrested
at Berlin and at Kiel on the charge of
wholesale bribery. One of these oa being
taken into custody shot himself dead.
M. Dcpont, a Bonlangist member of the
Chamber of Deputies, recently attempted
to make a speech at Port L'Abbe, Finis
terre, bnt was attacked by a mob and
stoned. A number of his teeth were
broken and he was driven away.
Rev. Father James Curly, the vener
able director of the Georgetown (D. C)
College Observatory, died on the 23d. He
was born in Roscommon County, Ireland,
October 25, 1796 and was at the time of his
death the oldest priest in America, per
haps in the world. He was connected
with the Georgetown College for sixty
Ex-King Milan arrived in Belgrade on
the 24th. He was met at the station by
his son. King Alexander, the Regent; tbe
members ot the Servian Cabinet and the
Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone celebrated
tbeir golden wedding on the 25th,
The Executive Council of Massachusetts
is busy making preparations for a grand
reception to President Harrison on his
way to Bar Harbor, Me.
The Prohibitionists of Ohio held a mon
ster meeting recently at Zanesville in
honor of the twentieth anniversary of tbe
formation of the party.
Bishop Walsh, of London, Ont, has
been selected for Archbishop of Toronto
by tbe Pope.
The Idaho Constitutional convention
arrived at the decision to cut off ail Mor
mons from the right of suffrage.
The Parnell Commission has adjourned
to October 2.
Secretaries Wisdom and Tracy have
returned to Washington from New York.
David W, Weare, of Missouri, a chief
of division in tbe Pension Office, ha re
signed and an Indiana man has been ap
pointed bis successor.
Laboccherk's amendment to tbe Royal
Grants bill was rejected by the British
House of Commons by 393 to 156.
Lb Soir, of Paris asserts that Bon
langer, fearing he will be condemned, is
going to New York to avoid extradition.
Secretary Wisdom has appointed So
lon Norton, of Buffalo, N. Y., to be in
spector of customs in the Cleveland, O.,
The Chippewa Indian Commission is
having great difficulty at White Earth.
Several stormy sessions have been held.
Up to recent date not a single signature
to the Nelson bill bad been secured.
Rev. Thomas G. Strong, of Ithica, N.T.,
has lost bis reason and will be committed
to the Binghamton insane asylum. He
was formerly president ot Wells College
and has occupied prominent pulpits in the
Editor West, of the Chicago Times,
after a protracted fight, has concluded to
retire from the management
The wedding gift of Mrs. John W.
Mackay to Princess Louise was a pair of
diamond earrings costing $15,000.
In two test cases tbe New Hampshire
Supreme Court has decided that the law
requiring licenses for the practice of med
icine and dentistry is unconstitutional.
There was a report current that Mary
Anderson, the actress, was really suffer
ing from mental disorder and was con
fined in a private lunatic asylum in Eu
News from Ounalaska confirm the re
cent reports of the loss of tbe three whal
ing shooners, James A. Hamilton. Otter
and Annie. No trace of them have been
seen in the Arctic and it is generally be
lieved they are lost They carried about
sixty officers and men.
The Chinatown district of Sacramento,
CaL, was destroyed by fire oa the 24th.
The impression prevailed at tbe Naval
Academy at Annapolis, Md, that the
court martial which tried Commander
Harrington for grounding the Constella
tion bad found him guilty. It was ru
mored that the punishment was some
thing like a year's suspension.
Dknour fever is reported at Gainesville,
A newly -invested knapsack has been
under examination in the War Depart
ment Two thousand were ordered for use
in the army as an experiment The ad
vantage over the knapsack now in aie
consists in having the weight transferred
from the shoulders to tbe hips of soldiers.
William BusHnxLL,the noted embezzler
of ten years ago, who was recently ex
tradited from Chili, escaped from Detect
ive Reilly at Iquique while en roate
The ground under two blocks of houses
and barns in Scranton, Pa., gave way
early the other morning owing to the
collapse of a vein in a mine and the
people who were asleep were badly
The Standard Oil Company is said to be
buying up the natural gas lands of Ohio
and Indiana at about ten times their
A wreckiko company has recovered the
cargo of tbe bark Medway, which was
wrecked in 1853 off Cape Henlonen while
bound from London to Philadelphia with
tin, lead aad spelter. The metals are val
ued at $160,000. -
Two false Christ, It is reported, have
appeared in Liberty County, Ga, A child
has been sacrificed and three persons fa
tally hart A negro revolution was feared.
The sheriff went to the scene wish an
Harvxstiko of wheat has began in Da
kota two 'weeks earlier than usual. The
quality is reported first class.
A severe storm swept over Morrlstowa
and other places ia Minnesota oa the
afternoon of the 25th.
Tax Russian Goveramant buying up
all tbe Polish railways for strategic Bar-poses.
The work ot investigating the Pension
Office will probably occupy several weeks.
Lewis Bros. & Co., extensive wholesale
dry goods dealers of Philadelphia, have
assigned for $4,000,000. Declining busi
ness and heavy losses in the Johnstown
floods were said to be causes of the disas
ter. The slayers of "Cattle Kate" Maxwell
and her partner Averill in Wyoming have
The Surgeon-General has received a tel
egram from the president of the Gaines
ville (Fla.) Board of Health, denying
that cases ot dengue fever existed there.
A 80S of Marshall H. Twitcbell, United
States Consul at Kington, Ont. has been
arrested on the charge of b9ing the
masked burglar who entered the residence
of Mrs. Martin. He was a mere boy and
ap to the affair bore a good character.
The Union Pacific earnings for June
were $24,970 larger than the same month
last year while the net earnings were $191 -62
Over $500,000 has been subscribed at
Syracuse, N. Y., to the North American
The mayor and leading business men of
New York City held an enthusiastic meet
ing recently to take steps to secure tbe
world's exposition in 1692. The Chamber
of Commerce also appointed a committee
of sixty for the same purpose, headed by
ex-President Cleveland, Vice-President
Morton, Senator Everts and other noted
Stephen W. Dorset was taken in
custody recently at New York for con
tempt of court in neglecting to put in an
appearance at the supplementary pro
ceedings on a judgment obtained against
him by tbe Nevada Bank.
Kilrain, the pugilist, went on a tear at
Baltimore, Md., the other night, amusing
himself in smashing windows, eta. acting
as though he had won the fight with
The court martial of Colonel Fletcher,
charged with conduct unbecoming a gen
tleman and officer, commenced at Fort
Omaha on the 25th.
The Brotherhood of American Railway
Brakemen held its annual session in Otta
wa, unt, recently witn sju delegates
Lightning struck the house of W. B.
Cunningham at Ben Brook, near Fort
Worth, Tex, the other morning, instantly
killing Mrs. Cunningham. At the time tbe
house was struck, Mr. Cunningham, hit
wife and one child were on the same bed.
The father and child were not hurt
A. J. Blethen, proprietor of tbe Minne
apolis Tribune, has purchased tbe Even
ing Star, of that city, and, beginning Au
gust 20, will conduct it under the name ot
tbe Evening Tribune. The intention is to
run an all day paper. The price paid has
not been made public.
Business failures (Dun's report) for tho
seven days ended July 20 numbered 216,
including Canada. Tbe previous week
208 failures were reported.
Lawyer Duns, who tempted Cashier
Scott to rob tbe Manhattan Bank, of New
York, of $185,000, has been sent to Sing
Sing for nine years and six mouths.
It is officially denied that there is any
yellow fever at Tumpico, Mex., as had re
cently been reported.
The Yellow river of China has again
burst its banks. The authorities at Pekin
A mob ot Paris, Ky., lynched James
Kelly, colored, for outrage on a Mrs. Crow
recently. The officials of the Pacific Mail Steam
ship Company nave notified the Trans
continental Association that unless the
subsidy from railroads is increased they
will cut rates and take all tbe freight they
can get It was thought this was the pre
liminary step to a war against the Cana
dian Pacific road.
The great British war ship Sultan,
which sank on a rock near Malta some
months ago, has been successfully raised.
The Cincinnati dry dock buildings were
destroyed by fire early tbe other morning,
causing $60,000 loss. It is thought to have
A cyclone passed through Lebanon,
Ind., on the 2Gth unroofing au entire
block and deluging property. Crops were
Five men lost tbeir lives by an ex
plosion of dynamite recently on the
Wabash railroad, twelve miles west of
A terrific storm was reported at Chi
cago on the 27th. Grave fears existed re
garding lake vessel?.
Dr. chmslzkopp, Surgeon-in-Chief of
Captain Wisinan's expedition, has been
drowned in Zanzibar.
The steamer Wbildin of Baltimore ran
into and sunk the schooner RillieS. Derby
of Philadelphia, Captain Thomas Naylor,
in tbe Delaware bay on tbe 28th. Tbe
Whildin was on her way to Cape May
with pleasure excursionists. No one was
Alarmixg rumors were prevalent at
Rome of plots to blow up with dynamite
both the Vatican and the QuirinaL
Princess Louise, eldest daughter of
the Price of Wales, was married on the
27th to the Duke of Fife.
Dr. A. E. Jones. Surgeon-General of
Ohio, was recently murdered at Cincin
nati and his body thrust into a catch
basin. The crime was tbe work of Charles
Bligh, the doctor's hostler, who was ar
rested and who confessed, stating that he
bad given tbe doctor a knock on tbe head
for scolding him.
Timber fires were reported creating a
reign of terror all over Montana, causing
the abandonment of mining camps.
'1HE new Clyde built steamer, Thetis
which left the Philippine Islands April 26
with $330,000 worth of sugar, and which
had been given up almost as lost, arrived
at New York on tbe 28th. She was forced
to pnt into Rio Janeiro for repairs to her
The French elections took place on the
28th, resulting disastrously for tbe Bou
langists. Tbe General contested 451 can
tons and carried only 12.
The London Daily Telegraph, comment
ing on tbe vote in tbe royal grants, said
that the action ot the Parnellites in sup
porting the monarchy was one of the
most notable signs of the times and that
it signified a most complete division be
tween the domestic and American wings
of the Irish party.
Clearing bouse returns for the week
ended July 27 showed an average increase
of 12.4 compared with the corresnondinz
week of last year. In New York the in
crease was 12.2.
Norwih Greek, president of tbe West
ern Union Telegraph" Company, is very
angry with Wanamaker for reducing the
Government rates to one cent for ten
words. In a recent letter to tbe Post
master-General, Mr. Green draws atten
tion to the many services rendered by the
company gratuitously to the public
BUSINESS was active on the London
Stock Exchange during the week ended
July 27, American securities sharing; ia
the general rise, until advices treat New
York checked the' advance. "Tho Con
tinental bourse war auiet Pari
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
A sew pension examining board has
been appointed for Nebraska City, com
posed of Drs. Hersley, Wilson and" Daily.
The new board are all Republicans and
each an old soldier. They succeed Drs.
Whitten, Ross and Watson.
Fullertos was the scene of an acci
dent tbe other morning which resulted in
the death of W. H. Paton and came near
coating Lieutenant-Governor Meiklejohn
his life. Meiklejohn aud Paton bad spent
a night at Paton's rancb, a short distance
from Fullerton. Next morning they
walked to tbe Cedar river, and Paton
stepped in to measure tbe stream for the
purpose of finding out if there was a suffi
cient depth of water to float a small
yacht which they talked of putting on tbe
river. Paton got beyond his depth and
commenced calling for help. Meiklejohn
at once threw off his clothing and plunged
into the water. The water was deep and
the moment Meiklejohn reached his friend
tbe latter grasped him, rendering help im
possible. Tbe Lieutenant-Governor suc
ceeded in reaching tbe shore in an ex
hausted condition, but his friend was lost.
The coroner's jury which investigated
the death of Maupin. the squaw man, at
Springview, brought in two. verdicts
against the Gist boys of the vigilance
committee. One member was tracked to
his own door and a revolver of the. same
size of the balls found in tbe celfsras ii
his possession vi ith five dents on the toj.
of the barrel.
A frightful and probably fatal acci
dent occurred recently on the farm of
William Pulse, near Flat ts mouth. Mr.
Pulse was harvesting his grain with a
self-binder, to which was attached five
horse. His nine-year-old son was riding
one of the leaders, when tbe horses be
came frightened and ran away. Tbe
boy fell off and was trampled by tbe
horses and mutilated by tbe machine.
While J. V. Lsmmore was recently
plowing in his field near Grand Island
with bis twelve-year-old son leading tbe
team the horses ran away and the point
of the plow struck tbe boy. completely
disemboweling him, causing almost in
William Murphy, one of the most pop
ular young men of David City, was re
cently drowned while bathing in tbe Big
The people in the northernpart cf An
derson township, Phelps County, wore
lately greatly excited at the discovery of
a case of small-pox in tbeir neighbor
hood. A farmer by tbe name of Shinfield
went to Wilber th9 other day with a load
of bogs, which he sold for $53. On bis re
turn home be permitted two confidence
men to get away with bis cash while be
drove home with an empty pocket book.
William Buown, a section foreman, re
cently took shelter from the rain in a
covered bridge near Humboldt, fell asleep
and was killed by a passenger train on
the Burlington & Missouri road.
Governor Thayer has issued an order
forbidding all railroads to ship any cattle
from Kansas City into Nebraska under
the penalty inflicted for violation of the
Belthazer Jenni, a young man living
with a brother twelve miles north of Co
lumbus, went away from home about July
9 with a borrowed gun, leaving a note an
nouncing bis intention to commit suicide.
Search was made for him at the time bnt
he could not be found. Two weeks later
he was found dead a half mile from his
brother's house, with tbe gun clasped
tightly in bis band and a bullet hole
through his heaiL The body was badly
decomposed. No cause could be given for
W. W. Harvey, late landlord of the
Barnum House at Nebraska City, has
skipped out leaving many creditors, in
cluding his washwoman, to mourn.
A WRECK occurred on the Fremont, Elk
horn & Missouri Valley railroad four
miles west of Norfolk tbe other dav. As
freight train No. 20 was going around a I
curve at the rate of thirty miles an hour a
broken flange on a car wheel caused the
train to jump the track. Eleven cars and
the caboose were derailed and tbe track
badly torn up for nearly half a mile.
Thomas Lahy, a brakeman, was badly
Marriage is somewhat of a failure in
Grand Island. Threo cases of wife beat
ing were reported in one week.
Under the present law notaries are not
entitled to copies of the session laws. The
last Legislature ordered only C.000 copies
to be published and there are over 10,000
notaries in the State.
Lightning recently killed Lars New
man and his horse near Alliance
Johx Boas, a prominent citizen of Wit
her, was recently overcome by the heat
and died a few days later.
The fourth annual reunion of the Re
publican Valley Association of Soldiers
and Sailors will be held at Cmp Sher
man, between Hardy, Neb., and War
wick, Kan., August 20, 21, 22 and 2a
Great preparations have been made for
the event; and many prominent Grand
Army speakers will be present from
Mrs. A. M. Gaunt, a Culbertson lady,
was struck by a flying board during a re
cent wind storm and bad her arm broken
and was otherwise badly injured. Her
life was despaired of for several days.
The fourth annual fair of the Dawson
County Agricultural Association will be
held at Lexington, September 24, 25, 26
The sub-alliances of Sherman County
have form id a county Farmers' All ianca.
A farmer named Roer. residing near
Dustin, had bis team of hcrses killed by I
lightning while holding them by the bits
during a recent storm, but was only
slightly shocked himself.
It is stated that the superintendent of
tbe Kearney reform school bas refused
aa offer of $5,000 for tbe products of tbe
school farm, which be tbinks'will be worth
Crops in the northwestern part of Holt
County nave been badly damaged by
The contract bas been let for a $10,000
brick school bouse at Stuart to be com
pleted by December.
Tom Spauldixo. a Dawson well digger,
was probably fatally injured last week by
a stone falling oa his head, fracturing his
Considerable rough land in Lincoln
County is being utilized for vineyards.
one man Having planted tea acres of
grape vines this year.
The Weeping Water creamery is making
three hundred pounds of butter a day,
and has three tons of stock on band wait
ing for prices to advance.
Plans are being prepared for the beet
sugar factory at Grand Island, which
will cost when completed, including
lands, $1,000,000. It will be a good thing
provided the trust" does not absorb it
Olof Rheu. a Harlan County farmer,
has decamped leaving $1,800 in notes un
paid, aad some of his creditors have
seised all the stock oa the premises to sat
isfy their claims.
Dr. Jane. One of the Most Prominent Citi
zens or Cincinnati. Marileretl By Ilia
Coachman 1 h ltotly Thrown in a Catch
Ikinln The Murderer's Coufesalou.
Cincinnati. July 2i The body of Dr. A.
E. Jones was found yesterday morning in
a maubole not far from his residence. Ho
bad been murdered and robbed.
The doctor was in his seventy-seventh
year but was as active as a man of fifty.
He bad always had an inclination to mili
tary life and kept it up by holding a con
nection with tbe Ohio National Guards,
serving for a long time as surgeon of the
First regiment. Governor Foraker, who
was his neighbor, appointed him a mem
ber of his staff as Surgeon-General. He
bad been active in public affairs, serving
often in the Municipal Council, and bad
besides held several offices under appoint
ment from the General Government He
was perhaps more widely known in Cin
cinnati than any other man.
Dr. Jones left his bouse about 3:30
o'clock Thursday afternoon, wearing no
coat, his feet in slippers and went in the
direction of bis stablos. That was tbe last
seen of bim alive. Tbe family did not be
come alarmed until after night and then
prosecuted t heir search quietly until Fii
day, when notice was given to tbe police.
Friday a trail of blood was discovered
opposite tbe doctor's stable on Cemetery
street and being followed was traced to
Park avenue, thence South two or three
squares to the junction of Cypress street
and Francis lane, where, on the grass,
was a pool of blood. It was here in a
manbolo of the sewer that the body was
fonnd yesterday morning. It was sewed
in a horse blanket and was drawn out by
means of a rope fastened around it by a
man who had been lowered for that pur
pose. The body had been doubled up com
pactly, as if for convenience in carry in p.
and it is apparent that the trail of blood
was that which trickled from tbe doctor's
wounds as his murderer carried him to
the place where he thought to concetti
forever tho trace of his crime, for he hoped
the water would carry tbe body into tbe
It was found that tho doctor's gold
watch and his money were gone. This
must have been tbe motive for the mur
der, as the doctor had not an enemy in tbe
world. Tbe police are already making
The theory is that the murderer was
Charles Biigb, the doctor's colored host
ler, and that after committing tho crime
he bid the body until nieht and then, put
ting it into a grain sack, carried it to its
place of concealment. Bligh was at tbe
bouse all day Friday and told of his last
interview with the Colonel. When ho left
Friday night be said he would return at
5:30 yesterday morning.but bo has not yet
been found. A hoe in tbe stable bears
marks which are pronounced to bo blood
bligh arrested HIS confession.
Cincinnati, July 28. Bligh, the missing
hostler, charged with tbe murder of Dr.
A. E- Jones, has been arrested. When
taken before Superintendent Deitsch, of
the police headquarters, without hesita
tion or restraint be made a full confession
of the crime. His manner was easy aud
bis story of horror was told wiihns little
feeling as if be had been narrating a
most commonplace event of a dull day's
exp-rience. His story was told as fol
lows: -My name is Charles A. Bligh. I
was born at Richmond, Ky.; am twenty
nine years old; am married. In March
Inst I came to this city and on tbe third
Wednesday in March engaged to work for
Dr. A. E. Jones as hostler and
for other work at $5 a week.
On the afternoon of Thursday Inst 1
was working in the gardeu pulling weeds,
when the doctor came out in bis shirt
sleeves, wearing slippers and a slouch
bat, and began to scold me. I had just come
out of tbe barn, where I bad gone. The
doctor told me he wanted the weeds pulled
out of the colery and bo did not want any
more excuses about it The doctor was
cross and took a little stick and struck me,
but it did not burt It was just a little
stick. This was near the stable door. Ho
talked pretty fierce and again said be did
not want any more excuses. I became
angry and as the doctor passed by me 1
picked up a bit of oak stick and, using
both hands, I struck him a blow from be
hind on the back of the bead. He fell and
was speechless, but not dead. He was
not able to move he only breathed. I
went on with my work in the garden until
half past six o'clock, when I got a sack in
the barn that had been used for oats and
put bis body in if. He was breathing yet
and drew up bis legs so that I could
easily push bis body in the sack. I thea
tied it up with a hitching strap and went
into the bouse and got my cupper as usuaL
The folks asked me if I bad seen the
doctor and I told them that I hadn't
After supper they sent me' to Mr. Thorn
ton's, the doctor's son-in-law, to see if he
was there. I came back aad told them
the doctor had not been there. Then 1
went to the power house of the cable road
and had a talk with a colored man and
came back about ten o'clock, took the sack
on my shoulder and carried it down
Park avenue to the manhole. Two per
sons were ahead of me as I went but I
kept out of tbeir way. I laid tbe sack
down on the grass while I took off tbe
iron covering of the manhole and thea
threw it in and covered up the manhole
and went back to Colonel Jones' bouse
and soon after went to my own bouse on
Washington avenue. Next day 1 went
back and worked as usual till afternoon,
when they told me I need not work any
more only I shuuld stay around. I an
swered questions many times that day
that I bad not seen tho doctor. After I got
home last night Andy Hudson came to me
and said the detectives bad been to see hi:
to ask what kind of a man I was. Hudson
told them I was all right so far as he
knew, but he said from tbe way tbe de
tectives talked he thought they were
about to put the doctor's disappearance
on m. This morning I did not get up
until after six o'clock. I then packed my
valise and went down to Fulton to take
tbe train for Madisonville, but missed the
train and walked out the railroad and
pike. When I got to Madisonville I tried
to find some people I used to know ia
Kentucky, and when I got to Simon Bush's
house the detectives got me. I did not
take Colonel Jones' watch nor his money.
I did not know he had bis watch or money
Boalang-er's Bine Streak.
Paris. July 29. The election for mem
bers of tbe Councils General were held
throughout France yesterday. Boulanger
contested 451 cantons. He was successful
in Bordeaux, where he polled 3.316 votes
against 2,691 for bis opponent H-was
defeated in Moatpelier aad Rouen. Boa
langer is successful ia twelve cantons aad
was defeated ia others. His supper ten
The Sainton Pack.
Ban Francisco, July 23. The Johnson
Locke Mercantile Company's circular for
July states that tbe salmon pack for this
season will be about 86,008 cases less than
Horrible Death or a Chllil at Kanni City
Two Other l'eraoiM lilt ton.
Kansas City, Mo., July 25. Tut prett-r
cotttiKO boiue of Ernest C. lUym. '2l7
Cherry street, is a sad one to-day. In th
parlor of that heme lies all that is mortal
of Willie Thym, a beautiful coldcu-lmirsil
child of four years, thepridoo th par
ents' hearts and tbe pot of tho out rr
neighborhood, an unusually bright Itt.o
fellow. He diedyest-rday morning al ut
three o'clock, after twenty-tour hours of
the most terrible agony imaginable
caused by the bite of a dog, resulting in.
hydrophobia in its most horrible form.
Mr. Thym, the father of Willie, is a
member of the firm of Erath, Thyiu Co,
proprietors of tho Pawnee stone yards,
2034 Grand avenue. Tbe case is rather a.
peculiar one, as the parents were not
aware tbe little boy had been bitten until
it showed itself in hydrophobia. .N'm1.- it
is all explained, aad a scratch that they
supposed be ad received from running
into a baby carriage was tho biteof a mad.
dog. An alarming feature of the ntTair is
that two otbftr persons were bitten by tho
same dog, cae seriously, and the reu't of
these bites is causing them and their
friends great anxiety.
On tbe evening of June 28 a water
spaniel pup belonging to William lacker,
2711 Cherry street began to show symp
toms of madness. It was tied up but be
came a great deal worse. The next after
noon it succeeded in breaking its chain.
With glaring eyes and frothing mouth it
began to run up and down the street and
through tbe premises in the vicinity. Mrs.
Thym was wheeling her baby carriage up
and down the sidewalk and Willie was
romping around near her. The rabid
animal came tearing ont of it
master's yard aad up tbe street toward
them. Willie spied it first and ran toward
his mother for safety. Tbe animal ran at
them and jumped upon Willie, without,,
as his mother supposed, biting him. She
noticed a small scratch abovo tho eye,
which barely brought tbe blood, but sup
posed he struck tho buggy with his hcaiL
Tbe mad dog ran on up the street, bitinjc
several dogs in its flight It soon after
returned to Mr. Hacker's yard amL
started after two of the children. One of
them took refuge, in a tree. Tbe other
one was not so luckv, receiving it
slight bite in tbe hand. The animal then
ran out on the street again. In running
around a lamppost tbe chain which was
dangling to it got fastened. Paul llock
shammer, a stonecutter residing at 275t
Cherry street, and another man went to
Jio dog to unfasten it for the purpose of
killing it Mr. Bockshnmnier got within
reach of tho mad beast and it grabb d
him by tbe knuckle of tbe front finger oil
the left hand, giving bim a very bad bite.
It bled profusely. They succeeded in kill
ing it by dropping a stono on its head.
Mr. and Mrs. Thym thought no more of
tbe scratch on Willie'.- face, as it healed
up readily, net even leaving a scar. Mon
day evening the little fellow was taken
ill and yesterday morning death ended his
sufferings. On the night he was bitten
Mr. Bockshammer had a madstone ap
plied to his wound which adhered until it
turned green and watery. No symptoms
of the dreadful malady have appeared in.
bis case nor that of Mr. Hacker's child,,
bitten at tbe same time.
THE BROWN MYSTERY.
The TVirVaa Keal Estate Man Gives Some- -
Dl.ointec! Accounts of Ills Abuse.
Wichita, Kan.. July 25. Edgar T.
Brow. . who disappeared so mysteriously
last January and who as mysteriously re
appeared at bis borne in this city Tuesday
evening in tbe guise of a dilapidatedn. -tramp,
is considerably better, though stiL V
Yesterday morning, after receiving:
some nourishment the poor man aroused
himself a few times for a minute at a time
and recognized his children and some
friends, but it took several efforts before
he knew bis wife and when be did be re
marked : Where have you been so
long?" Late in tho day Brown gave broken bits
of his history for the past six months. It
seems that on the evening of January 19
as he was nearing his borne be was struck:
on the back of the head with a coupling
pin and knocked senseless. A larga scar
on the bead now shows tbe result of the
blow received. While insensible be wai
robbed of his watch and diamonds, worth,
about $-300. and $700 in money. He was
then taken away and held in confinement
until a few days ago.
In many ways Brown shows the effects
of the privations to which he has been
subjected. From a robust man of 1G0
pounds weight he has wasted away until
be now weighs only about 5 pounds, and
mentally he is also completely wrecked.
No one can solve the mystery, and with,
the greatest anxiety the public await bis
recovery, that they may learn tbe true
and full facts in the case.
The Kansas Encampment to Celebrate nt
Home Becaase of the High ICallroatI
Topeka, Kan.. July 25. The depart
ment commander of the G. A. R., Henry
Booth, bas issued a circular letter to tbe
comrades of the department of Kansas
recommending that they forego the pleas
ure of attending these annual national re
unions until such a time as a fair and
equitable rate is made by tbe railroads, as
low as that accorded to any other organ
ization. The department comminder re
views the circumstances at length and
says that he "regrets exceedingly the ne
cessity which impels him to this action,,
the more so on account of the great
preparation made by the comrades and
loyal citizens of Milwaukee to entertain
us in a fitting manner." In conclusion
the commander says: "Let the comrade
gather at their local, district and State re
unions, where, at slight expense, tber can
come together and renew their friendship
welded-ia the fire of battle, kindle anew
the flames of patriotism and aenib!
aronnd tbe.campfire, wheresongandstory
shall bring up the memories or the day
when we walked shoulder to shoulder,
teaching elbows, keeping step to the
music of tbe Union." Eighteen dele-a:e
and half a dozen department oflicers will
constitute the bulk of the representation
from Kansas at the Milwaukee encamp
ment Au Umpire Enforce Ilia Decision.
Louisville, Ky.. July 25. Ben Bates,
while umpiring a ball game near Owens
bora last Sunday afternoon fur two cubs
of boys, made a decision to which Frank
Morris, who was at the bat, objected. A
fight followed, resulting ia Bates stabbing
Morris with a pocket kaifa. Bates wa
arrested. Morris soon died. Bates is but
sixteen years old.
Germany aad Switzerland.
Berlin. July 25. Germany has notified
Switzerland that the treaty between the
two Governments regulating the settle
ment of foreighers ia Switzerland will noS
be renewed. The treaty wiH thsreforsv
expire at the end of 1880.
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