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ACTS ON THE DEFENSE
CAUSE OF THE CUBAN REBELS
IS NOT HOPELESS.
The Insurrection St rone nnil llnlly Gain
ing aronnU-A Letter Frnm tlio Ishiml
Sets I'orth tlio btluntlon l'tnlnly
Itetolutlnntst Heretofore Humane
America to Ho Appealed, to for llelllg
crcnt Itlghts Losses of Spain Thus
OUR PRODUCTS ABROAD.
Spain on tlio Defense.
CnicAao. Any. 81. Jonquln A. Vcr
ffns, ox-Moxionn consul bore, has re
ceived a letter from a friend near to
the high Spanish officials in Havana.
It is dated August 22, find has this to
say of the progress of the Insurrection
on that island: "The insurrection is
, itrong and dally gaining ground. As
a'fyroof. oyer sinro the very beginning
the government forces are the ones
who arc on the defensive, while the
iiiturgenls are the attacking party.
Spain begun active measuroG to quell
the rebellion February 21 last with
hn army of over 70,000 men. regular
and volunteers. Of those, though,
by buttl &tad discasu, she has lust in
.six months about 18,000 man. In Roma
localities the troops have found them
selves in such perilous situatious that
many of the soldiers and some of the
oilkcrs have suicided, while others
haiclost their reason. The Cubans
have fought with unexumplod bravt ry,
and have so far conducted themselves
with manliness and honor. For in
stance, the Spaniards left their
wounded comrades on the field to die.
They are taken in mid eared for by
the Cubans, and when restored are set
tit liberty. Hut this humane conduct
is not likely to last, for Martinez, Cam
pos' party is continually working on
the Cubans to get them to institute a
veritable reign of terror. If that hap
pens, the torch will be applied broad
east over the whole island and no
(Spaniard will then bu spared." ,
THIRTEEN MEN DROWNED.
STORY OP DARK CRIMES,
Tivo Colorado lilacs Kiigulfoi by n
Cc.VTnAr. City, Col.. Aug. 31. Tho
accidental Hooding of tho America
and Sleepy Hollow mines yesterday
afternoon caused the death, it is be
lieved, of thirteen miners. Every ef
fort is being made to rescue the unfoi
tunnte men, but littlo hope is enter
tained. A littlo after 3 o'clock the
water in the lower workings of Fisk
mine, east of the main shaft, broke
through the old workings of a vein
that has not been worked for a nuin
her of years.
Coursing eastward it struck the
Americus, where two Italian miners,
w hose nnmes have not been learned,
were at work in tho lower part of the
shaft. They wero both drowned. In
its course tho water diverted to the
Sleepy Hollow mine, the easterly por
tion of the Fisk vein. Fourteen men
wero working in tho Sleepy Hollow,
three of whom escaped. A courier was
. , eimtjAojthoudjaeent mines and nil the
The rescuer who first descended in
the bucket. Mr. 11. 1. Risk, was found
a; the 320 foot level. On reaching tlio
surface ho was almost in an iusenslblc
Plate. Other volunteers wont down
aftcrwnrd, but were not successful In
reaching a lower point in tho shaft,
owing to tho raising of the water. Ex
tra water buckets were sent for and
brought to the mine, which are now
wot king with a view to lowering tho
GUMRY OWNERS BLAMED.
They Aro Censured for Kinplnylng an
Dknvkh, Col., Aug. 31. Tho cor
oner's jury, after six days' investiga
tion of tho Gumry hotel disaster, made
its report last evening. It says th .t
the testimony was conflicting and that
it is impossible to fix tlio responsibility
for the disaster on any one person, but
thut tlio owners, Peter Gumry and
It. C. Grenier, were blamablo for re
quiring of their engineer sixteen hours'
work out of twenty-four, und for em
ploying an inexperienced engineer,
whoso habits wero dissipated and un
reliable. Engineer Hellmtith Loeseher, the re
port says, hud been drinking on tho
night of the disaster, and further ho
had not examined tho safety valvo to
the boiler for two months, proving
him to be unfit to occupy any position
of responsibility, 'ihe citv boiler in
spector is censured for failing to in
spect tlio boiler after recent repairs
wero made upon it. Tho report closes
with a recommendation that an or
dinance be passed regulating tho use
of steam boilers.
LOVE PO l luW HOISON.
Continents nnit Criticisms of tlio Amor
lean Consul at Liverpool.
Washington, Aug. 31. Tho mar
kets for United stoics products in
Great llritainnro roviewed in detail in
recont consular reports. At Liverpool
cattlo from this country arc re
ported as superior to tho nativo
cattle, tho latter including many
immaturo and young animals slaugh
tered for food and also a greater pro
portion of old animals. Consul Noalat
Liverpool reports, however, that sheep
from tho United States and othcrcoun
tries do not eomparo favorably with
tlio llrltlsh, Inciting tasto and tender
ness, ami it is mtirirostod by experi
enced men that this might bo greatly
improved by shipping thoshcop young
er, say 1 or 2 years old.
Largo quantities of apnlos arc re
ceived from various countries of
Europe, but tho importations appear
to be regulated by tlio size of the ap
ple orop in tho United States. Ameri
can apples command the hlghust
prices. Forty-fivo per cent of tho
wheat and ninety per cent of tho Hour
in the Liverpool consular district come
from tho United States.
Consumers depend to a largo extent
on the importations of bacon and ham
from tho United States and Canada.
The'strongest objection made by tho
Liverpool trade to hog meats packed
In tho Unitod States is that of insuffi
cient curing. Tho consumption of
Amerienn canned ments is falling oil
.tnd that of Australia is increasing,
due largely torolativoly high prices of
American goods. Cousul Neal recom
mends that tho Unitod States make
more of the finest goo.ls for export to
compote with other simply sources.
SEIZED BY GERMANY.
An Amerienn Cltlren Thrown Into
1'rlsim ut Hamburg.
Decatuii, Intl., Aug. 3L R. M.
Romberg, a prominent livery man of
this city, left hero about two months
ago to visit his old homo at Hamburg,
Germany. Word has just been re
ceived hero that ho has been taken b
tho German officials and sent to prison
for twelve years. Tho erlmo with
which ho is charged is that of whip
ping an official in the army prior to
his eomincr to this country. Romberg
came hero about twelve yenrs ago, and
has during Lin stay here accumulated
quite a fortune. Ho is a prominent
member of tho Democratic county cen
tral committee. Ho has n wife and
five small children hero who are wild
over the news.
FIVE RECEIVERS NAMED.
Juilco Sanborn's (Inter In tlio St. Joseph
mill Grand Inland Mutter.
Omaha. Neb., Aug. 31. The order
of Judge Sanborn of tho United States
circuit court in the ease of tho Central
Trust company of New York agninst
the St. Joseph and Grand Island has
been tiled in thu circuit court of No
bruska. The order provides that the
live Union Pacific receivers be ap
pointed receivers of all the property
and franchises of tho compuny, and
direuted to maintain and operate such
lines and property until otherwise or
dered by tho court, ns a part of the
Union Pacific system.
Iluut-l Itrtcrsva Iteportctl.
Havana, Aug. 31. General Antonio
iMaceo attacked Plantation Union near
San Luis. The garrison of the fort,
fifty-nine iV. number, for three hours
sustained Che tiro of tlio insurgents,
who finally retired, leaving among the
killed Lieutenant Juan Vega ami
among tho wounded Captain Marces
Hamier, who died soon afterwards.
Slv sharpshooters and swordsmen of
the command of Lieutenant Colonel
Tejera recently succeeded in ambush
ing and killing the insurgent Lieuten
ant Rablo Lauondo. Tlio insurgents
succeeded in making their escape
through tho country districts, but
troops are in pursuit.
A WliuUiill for n Hunk.
PAiNKbViu.r.. Ohio, Aug. 31. Whon
the Palnesvlllo Savings bank cnllapned
four years ago anung tho assets found
was SL'iO.OOO worth of stock in a West
ern mine. At that time the mine wns
thought to be worthless, but it is pay
ing a fair dividend, and the stocK is
nearly at par. The indication; aro
thnt the depositors in tho wrocked
bank will secure a good dividend, with
the prospects that ultimately they may
receive their deposits back in full.
A South Dakota Girl Nearly Kill
Object of Her Affections.
Sioux dry, Iowa, Aug. 31. For
aotno time Lena Dnhl, daughter of a
fanner living near Wcstfield, S. D.,
had loved Henry Halseth, a young and
prosperous neighbor. Last weolc she
visited a mudium and bought from her
an alleged lovo potion. Tuesday she
succeeded in putting the stuff into a
boitlo of coin coffee, which ho took
with his luuch to tho Holds whoto he
was harvesting. Then alio watched
him from behind a hedge. At noon he
drank tho coffee. Soon nflorwurd
HnUoih became seriously ill. A few
drop, of the liquor still remained in
tho bottle and a brief investigation
showed that strychnine entered large
ly in:o its composition. The iortune
tailor deoampuU when she heard what
hnd happened. The girl has not been
nrresteU nor has she Wwii llaLath's
Sul:itlou Army Cmnlry.
Dkxveii, Col., Aug. 31. Tho Salva
tion urmy of Denver organized a caval
ry corps of young womtn yesterday
and last night Urlgadior General
French of St. Louis dedicated the now
branch of tho servico at tho First Ilap
tist church, which was hardly largo
enough to accommodate tho crowd.
This corps enjoys the distinction of be
ing tho only mounted Salvation army
fighters in tho world.
BANKER FRANCE DEAD.
The lining Man tVu Killed.
Git.v.ND Rapids. Mich., Aug. 31.
John Smallcy, the supposed train rob
ber, killed by deputy sheriffs at Mc
lialn, was, it has been learned, at
lit-inton visiting his old neighbors last
week at tho time of the hold-up anil
until after the killing of Detective
Powers in this city. Tho train rob
lcr.s and the murderer of Detective
Powers are still at large and tho offi
cers have us yot obtained no definite
elno us to their identity.
M'hlto Cnpi to 1 1'rosccutcd.
ExrKi.sion SpittNOS, Mo., Aug. 31.
Nothing has been heard from tlio two
mon who woro taken from tho city
jail hero and whipped Tuosday night.
Tho colored people are highly in
censed and have taken steps to have it
Vllrn Tells of Ills
LiTTi.K Rock, Ark., Aug. 20. J. C,
Allou, alias Caldnoll, the convict sor"
Ing a ten yenrs' setttoneo hero f r
horse stealing, hns mado n statement
to Warden Moore 111 tegard to 11. 11,
Holmea and his operations. Tho war
don belioves tho man knows a great
deal more thnu he has told, but he hail
tin- statement put in writing, mid to
Allen and verified in every pnrtlculnr.
He first met Holmes under the naino
of Pratt in Tennosseo in lha lull of
lsos. About three weeks afterward
Holmes, Piotzel, .Mlnnlo Williams nnd
Allen met in St. Joseph and Minnie's
Fort Worth ptor-erty was deeded to
Allen in the name of A. E. lloud. Tho
deal was made with tho understand
ing all around that it was to bo swind
ling operation After making trips to
Leadvtlle and Denver tlioy wont to
'1'letr.el's conduct nt Fort Worth
caused Holmes to send him to Ktuuiu
City. While in Kansas City Plctxul
wrote several throntoning loiters to
Holme-, in which he said that ho
wouid turn up till the rascality unless
Holmes sent him money. Plct.-.el was
furnished money three times sent by
mc at Holmes' rouuost. Holmes vis
ited Piateel ut Kansas City to got liltn
to sign the necessary papers to securo
a lo.in of sJln.oOO on tho Port Worth
property. While Pietzel wns in Knn
ms City", Holmes and Pal Qujnlun, who
had joined us at Fort Worth n short
time before we left that place, had
several talks abont putting FleUel out
of tho way, because Holmes had bo
come afraid of him on account of
his drinking too much nnd knowing
too much. (It was known to us all
thnt Pietzol carried a 810,000 life in
surance policy). At oui Inst talk
upon this subject, thrco days before
leaving Port Worth, it wns understood
thnt Pietzol was to bo killed. I was
selected to assist Holmes in doing tho
job, but in what manner it wns lo bo
done was not definitely settled, only
that Hoimes remarked that ho had
something that would mnko tho job
casv, and a hirgo trunk wns purchased
In Port Worth in which to place Plot
zcl's body after being killed. At this
noint Holmes patted mo on the back
nn-t said: 'Mascot, it is S10.000 and a
trip to Long llrnnch, nnd from there
to California and moro buildings.
That night I advised Holmes to quit
tho busltiebs, as lie hail enough money
not to resort to murder, lie replied
that ho had been at the business so
long that It had become porfeetly
natural to him, nnd ho would not qu t
"Tho plan ngrced upon to dispose of
Pietzol was tliat we ware to meet, mm
in St. Louis and together go from
there to Chicago, where ho was to be
Mixed.' It was between Foit Worth
and Denison thnt Holmes told mo
that 1 must have my life Insured for
SlO.OOO in favor of my littlo niece.
Remembering the largo trunk bought
for Pietzel's body, 1 determined to
part company with Holmes, which I
did nt Denison. and I havo never seen
him since, but received as many as
three letters from him.
"The hist time I saw Minnie Will
iams was at our meeting in St. Joseph.
Holmns told her that she must leave
the United States for a period of three
,. 4a.u i- 1twllr SI till Sl(ritlI llttrtll
unwijMift ...iv.... ... "t," .... .... i the crimo,
as mc country to wnicn mio siiiiuiu fero.
1 went to this depot with her, while
liolmos hrught tier ticltet and checked
her baggn.T'S but where to I did nrt
know, w'nllo nt Fort Worth I r
three letters from Minnio Williams
Holmes. They purported to bo fioai
India, the pluoo 1 havo forgotten. If
Minnie Williams is dead sho haB been
put out of tho way since this excite
ment wns gotten up in regard to
"The building in Chicago known as
the 'Castlo' win creeled especially for
n 'death trap.' and during my associa
tion with Holmes I was in it uftrn.and
in fact occupied a room theie. A
stranger to the city during the worlds
fair wtis decoyed into the oustlo and
murdered for his money. He did not
have as much money us Holmes
thought only $3,700. A bright little
bov wns enticed into the castle during
the fair and held in u room for fivo
days for a reward for his recovery.
N reward being offered they
wero afraid to turn him out and tl.n
gas was turned into his room ut
night and ho was suffocated. I could
mention other such cases of crime com
mitted in tho 'castle' nnd discussed in
my presence, but theso ate sufficient
except one, and that was of Nannie
Williams The catu-c of her killing, us
explained by Holmes, was that one of
the girls must be nut out of tho way
and that ho could manngo Minnie
easier than he could Nnnnio. innio
Williams was era.v in lovo with
llolnns and sho was Jealous of bet' sis
ter, as Holmes was paying her some
attention too. Ho took particular
pains to increase her jealo.isv to work
hor up to tlio pour, of jutting Nnnnio
out of tho way."
Alien concluded by saying that
every word in his statement was true
and that he did not make it to secure
a pardon; that ho knew Governor
Clarko too well to bollovo that ho
would issue a pardon unless tho evi
dence) would break Holmes' t-.eck.
THE NEW COMMANDER
A KENTUCKtAN CHOSEN CHIEF
OF THE TEMPLARS.
IIo Vfns Circled by n l'rnctlcatly I'nnnt
nionpi Vote I'ltUlmrg Snleeteil ns tlm
1'lnCn fur tlm Next lineHinpment ltnlu
Soineirhnt Dampens tlm linjojinent of
tho Knight I'olnts of Interest Visited
NEBRASKA IRRIGATION LAW.
LATEST HOLMES FIND.
Tho Nor Commander.
. Hostox, Aug. 80. Tho grand on
campmctit of Knight Templar, at its
session this morning, elected Right
Eminent Sir Warron Lartio Thomas of
Kentucky, graud master to bucccciI
Most Eminent Sir Hugh MeCurdy.
Three hundred ballots wero east, of
which tho successful cnudidato re
ceived 205. Very Eminont Sir Reuben
II. Llojd of San Francisco, was ohoson
deputy grand commander. Pittsburg
wns then chosen on tho first ballot as
tho conclave city in 1S03.
The following officers wero elected:
Deputy grand commutidor, Very Emi
nont Sir Reuben II. Lloyd of Snn
Francisco; grand genoKtlisslnio, "Very
imminent Sir Henry 1). btodilartl or
Texas; grand captain general, Very
Eminont Sir Oeorgo M. Moulton of
Illinois! grand senior warden, Very
Eminent Sir Henry W. Rugg of Rhode
Island; grand junior warden, Very
Eminent Sir W. II. Melish of Cincin
nati, Ohio; grand treasurer, Very Emi
nent Sir II. Wales Lines of Meriduu,
A dull gray sky and n ram-soaked
earth rather discouraged the Knights
when they tinned out for tho tiny.
Illnck and whito plumes and closely
fitting uniform coat gave way to fa
tigue caps and business suits. Out-of-town
excursions were as numerous und
as attractive as yesterday. Golden
Gato commundery of San Francisco
visited llrockton, whero tho members
wero entertained by Ray yiato cotn
mandory. Cambridge comtnandry
took Its guests, Washington of Atchi
son, Kan., on u trip to Silver Springs,
R. L, for a fish dinner. Tho
Knights of Arkansas and Texas, wlth4
their ladies, wero welcomed at Lowell
by the directors of tho Southwestern
Telegraph and Telephone company.
Luncheon was served at Lakoview,
und tho party wns escorted down tho
Mtirimac valley to Lawrence. Some
of the Arkansas commaudurles and
those from Toronto, Canada, visited
Worcester ns tho guests of tho Wor
cester county commanderv
Tonight tho exodus of knights be
gun, several commanderies leaving for
home. Largo numbers will go to
morrow, but many of the delegations,
especially those ftom Wcsturn states,
will disband bore.
TRAIN ROBBERS SENT UP.
Qulelt Justleo Metctl Out to tho Nebraska
Ilntiillti (Iltcn Ten Years.
NoitTit Platte. Neb., Aug. 30. Hnns
nnd Kuute Knuteson, tho two young
Nebraska farmers who held up tho
overland express on tho Union Pacific
nt llrndy Island one week ngo, wero
taken to tho penitentiary last evening,
with a sentenco of ten years eaen for
They pleaded guilty. Tho
proof of guilt wus absolute.
They mid they woro Impelled to do
tho work by tho knowledge thnt u
great fovtuno might easily bo made.
They said thoy secured loss than 830
ftom tho safe which they blew opon in
the express car. Tho through safes,
which resisted their efforts, wero
filled with treasure Tho boys have
worked on farms in tho sand
hills several years and were not re
garded as desperate characters such as
their bold conduct in holding up tin
express train crowded with people in
dicates them to bo. They said they
had been camping near Gothenburg
for more than u week previous to the
robbery, and one of them, Kntttc, did
considerable trading, visiting tho
stores so often that ho becutno woll
known to several of tho merchants.
'I hey took tho wheels off tho wagon
in which they had been sleeping, nnd,
together with tlio body conceuled them
n the woc-ds near camp where they
Vi ere afterward discovered. Middling
tho two horses they rodo toward
llrndy Island, at which point the train
was boarded. Tho horses were con
cealed In a deserted barn about two
miles oast of the place whero tho rob
bery afterward took place. Thon thoy
proceeded lo hold tip tho train in the
most approved style
PANIC IN A CIRCUS TENT.
It Is to he Tested In Vlur of n
Omaha, Sept . Coimtcrnntlon has
spread among irrigation promoters of
tho west owing to u lata decision of
Judgo Ross of the Uilttod Stutcs court
for California, in which ho tnkea tho
startling position that irrigation bonds
tiro worthless becauBO Ustted under an
The decision has caused a ttir not
only in the state of California, whero
millions of property are affected, but
in many of tlio western states whloh
have copied after tho Wright law of
California. Nebraska is in tills list
along with Oregon, Washington, Utah,
Kansas nnd North nnd South Dakota.
Efforts to test tho constitutionality
of Nebraska's irrigation law uro now
being actively pushed. At Ognlalla
tho care of tho Alfalfa irrigation dis
trict is soon to bo nrgued. This caso
involves tho Issuance of bonds upon
about 7,000 acres of land. Tho princi
ple established in the decision of this
onso will bo eairorly watched for by tho
promoters of enterprises of even groator
magnitude, particularly by tho promo
ters of the Golden district, extending
through Drown, Rock nnd Holt coun
ties nnd covering AOO.OOO acres of
Nobraska's choicost lands.
Tho uniform decision of tho stato
courts has been favorable to tho laws
relating to tho construction of ditches
by public corporations organized with
powers similar to those of a municipal
corporation, within the particular
sphero In which the irrigation work is
undertaken. When, therefore, about
two weeks ago Judgo Ross in tho Unitod
States court handed down an opposite
opinion nn outcry was raised such as is
seldom heard. J no columns oi too
western press teemed with udvorso
comments. Judgo Ross undertook to
hold that such an irrigation enterprise
was not a public improvement, of pub
lie moment, public concern and for pub
lic purposes. Ho decided that the law
conflicted with the first section of tho
fourteenth amendmont to tho federal
constitution, which provides that "no
Ktntn kIihII (iom-tvn ntiv nerson of life.
liberty or nroporty without duo process
of law." Without considering the Btu
pondous benefits to tho land and the
almost fabulous increase of property
valuations nnd of population, ho simply
stated that tlio law was for tho benefit
of thoso whoso land needed to bo over
llowcd, nnd so wns of prlvato concern.
Tho effect of such a decision if left to
stand would bo to completely overturn
irrigation schemes. Even now tho Al
falfa district, which has prepared its
bonds for issuance, withholds them,
awaiting tho determination of tho Ne
braska courts, nnd possibly of tho
United Stntcs court. Georgo W. Shields
of this city will go to Ogalalla to arguo
in favor oi tlio irrigation law passcu nt
tho last session of tho legislature. Ho
appears for tho Alfalfa irrigation cor
poration nnd belioves that the courts
will not follow tho Into decision of
"Tho difference between tho opera
tions of a public nnd a prlvato corpora
tion in irrigation matters," sayB Mr.
Shields, "is remarkable Tho prlvato
corporations aro usually composed of
foreigners und their enterprlso costs
from 30 to 830 per acre. Our enterprise
will cost but S.J per acre. Iduho irri
gates fiOO.OOO acres in ono district. It
costs 3 nnd twenty miles of the cnnal
went through solid rock. Wo will
probably arguo this question historic
ally and show that in all sxgrfc lrrlra-"
tlon iins been considered of immense
Tho Uunmlns of Howard Vlet.tl l'onnrt
In Imllnnnpolls. (
IwniANAi'Oi.ts, Intl., Aug. 20. In
dlanapolls will claim tho right to try
II. II. Holmes for murder. This olnltri
will bo based upon tho hourlblu dol
velopmonUi of yesterday, which In
clude the finding of tho charred
remains of 0-ycar-old Howard PIdtrol
nnd ovldenco which before any jury In
the country would convict II. II.
Holmes of having murdered him 'and
then having vartially burned his body
in n stovo.
Detectives Govcr of Philadelphia,
Rleluirds of Indianapolis nnd Inspector
Gary of the Fidelity Insurance com
pany have been at work for weeks
hunting for traces of tho hoy's body.
Ilo wns traced hero with Holmes nntl
dlsnppeored. Tho city was scoured
and work began In tho suburbs hunt
ing for a house rented by llolmos on
October 10, ll or 13 of last yonr.
Yoston- morning tho detectives
went to lrvlngton, a pretty suburb of
tho city and the seat of Hutlor college,
nnd be'foro they had been nt work nn
hour their attention was called by a
local teal estate dealer to a smuU va
cant eott ngo situated in the woods nt
tho edge of the town nnd far removed
from any other dwelling, Tho party
wont to the house, and n few inlnutas
later tho officers found beneath tho
sido poroh tho mleslng trunk which
was taken from tho bUIo door of tho
Circle houso in this city October 10 by
II. II. Holmes, and which was thought
to contain tho body of tho boy.
In a barn connected with tho houso
is a large stove of cyllndorlcal shano
of tho saino pattern us Holmes bought
in Ciuelnnuli. IIo rented tho houso
under tho sumo alias, The stovo had
been moved from tho houso to tho
Btable by tho owner of tho houso nftor
Holmes loft. It was ntonco concluded
thnt tho body had been burned in tho
stove, nnd search was began for tho
Last evening Dr. J. F. UnrnhlU's at
tention was called by a small boy
named Walter Jenny to tho stovo holo
whero tho stovo had boen. It was
filled with refuse. This wus pulled
out and tho remains of tho boy woro
found. Physlclnns nnd dentists wero
there, and In this pllo of rofiue hun
dreds of pieces of charred bones woro
Tho teeth showed that the body wna
that of n boy between 6 nnd 10 years
of ago, and nil thu other bones con
firmed this. All wero charred, nnd
ideces of Ucsh clung to some of them.
The skull bono and polvls ndded to tho
same convincing truth. Tho body had
evidently been burned In n cob fire,
nnd in 'tho huge stovo found In tho
Howard's overcoat was found at n
grocery storo near by, whero Holmes
had loft it, saying tlio boy would call
for it. IIo never came Ownors of
tho houso rccotrnizo Holmes from pict
ures, and Foverul neighbors distinctly
remember his face. All identify him
an tho man who last October rented
tho houso with tho same story ho told In
Toronto and other places, eamo with
tho bdy nnd big stove, wash stand and
bed, stayed two days and thon dlsap-
eared. beveu pcopiu uavu mcnuuoa
m. and all doubt Is removed. Other
Tho St. uOftCph, Mo., I'inunclor, Stricken
Suddenly With Ilourt Disease.
St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 31.- Charlos
11. Franco, for many yoa-s president of
the State National batik of this city
and one of tho richest meu in thiso ty,
diod suddenly this morning. His
uenlh was ontlrely unexpected and was
duo to heart dWease. He was 5S years
old. He leaves u wife and two chil
dren, who will inhorlt ono of the rich
est estates in the Platte purchase.
The stonmer Unwnliiore, ashore in
Oregon, is a total loss.
Rain deluged the Johnson county,
Kuu., fair exhibits at Olathe.
Tho Kentucky Democratic state com
mittee issued an address to the party,
pleading for harmony.
It is said that thu administration is
going to turn down General Miles in
selecting a successor to General Scho
Hold. Four prisoners escaped from tho
Stoddard county, Missouri, jail by saw
ing the bars in two.
Welcome to Jtlshop Ifogan.
Kansas Citv, Mo., Aug. SO. Ilishop
Jatiics J. Ilogan of tliOjdloceso of Kan
sas City, returned last night ftom a
year's absence in Europe, and wus ac
corded u reception such as no other
man in a like position ever received In
Kuntns City. A multitude of thu pur
ishnnors of the diocese met him ut tno
Ui.ion dopot; 11,000 of them escorted
him llnough the city streets, while
numberless persons bade him weloomo
as tho procession moved to the cathe
dral. The entry was a triumphal one,
and overy Catholic in tho city, lntgo
and small, old and young, added his or
hor quota to tlio gonorul greeting.
Tho Oitlcer In Clmrgo of the Mown In
dians Iteported Murdered.
Ki. 11e.no. Ok., Aug. to. It was re
ported horo to-day that Captain Raid
win, U, S. A., acting ngent nt the
Kiowa, Comanche and Apacho agency
at Anadarko, had been murdered last
night by tho Indians. Tho report
lacks verification us yet, but federal
officers credit it, except that they be
lieve tho murder was committed by
gamblers and whisky peddlera-ngainst
whom Captain Baldwin had been wag
ing war for 6ome time. A large party
of deputy marshals is on tho way to
Cloudburst and Tornado nt Uloonilngton,
HI. Tiro I.Ives Lost.
Bloominoton, 111., Aug. 30 A
cloudburst, accompanied by a tornado,
swopt tho vicinity of ltloomington yes
terday aftetaioon, raging torrents
filling tho dry water courses in a few
minutes, sweeping away trees and tho
tents of tho Wild West show at tho
fair grounds. Fivo thousand people
were panic stricken and drenched, but
miraculously escaped Injury and death.
A ravino near Millor park filled and
overllowed Morris avenue.
MmcIuuics Riddle nnd Roberts, of
Hoy worth were driving homo witli
daughters, aged 2 und 7 yoars, re
spectively, whon their bujrgy was
swept from tho bridge by tho Hood.
Tho children wero drowned and tho
women toscuud with difficulty. Streams
in tlio country have fillod tho valleys
so as to almost swim horses.
A NATIONAL WATERWAY.
Koiort of tlio Ito.trd of irnglueers on tho
Chicago Drainage Canal.
WA8IH.NOTON, Aug, 30. The report
of thu bonrd of engineers, consisting
of Colonel Poo und Mujors Ruffner and
Marshall, appointed by tho secretary
of war to examine and report the
probable effect of the Chicago drainage
canal upon lake harbor levels, was
mudo public by Secretary Lamout yes
teiday. Tho board suggests that tho
caual is not solely a state affair, but
says that as soon as It shall be used
for navigation it will become n na
tional waterway, and that federal su
pervision must bo extended to it in
duo time. Tlio hoard discusses at
some leugth tho water lovels of tho
Great lakes, pointing out that theso
levels aro n delicato matter and sub
ject to many changes.
Tho report makes no definite sug
gestions excont to point out tho neces
sity for actual measurement to doter
tnlno tlio effect of the canal upon tho
lake ami harbor levels.
developments uro expected, nnd with
this evldcnco Indianapolis will do
muud Holmes-for trial.
A Successful House.
Mr. Olmsted, of llcntloy & Olmsted,
has just returned from Chicago, whero
ho went to meut n buyer of a largo
westcrp concern, and inspito of tho
strongest competition Air. Olmsted
brought back tho order, amounting to
over SS.O00, of shoes and rubber goods.
Tho Des Moines Leader.
Arthur Master, son of Lord Arthur
Master of Loudon, England, and sec
ond cousin to thomarquisof Salisbury,
fell from a second story window at
Middlesboro, Ky., and was fatally in
LlVK STOCK JHV ritODCCUMAUKKT
Quotations from "eir Vork, Chicago,
. Luuls. Oiniihu nnd IMsewhore.
Mutter Crenmery separator.,
hutterl air lo pood country.
Honey California, per B
llcnk Live, per lb
.sprlw? Chickens, per Hi
Loinons Clmlco Mc&slnas.....
Apples nor bbl
Oiunuos tflorlilas, per box....
1 minor.- 'uv .....
p 7 60
CS 2 50
henna-Navy, hutid-plckod. bu 2 (0 f 2 V)
EXPORTATION OF BEEF.
Hundreds of Houses llurned.
A JtSTBitDAM, Aug 30 . Firo at Hooge,
Sewaluwc, Rrnbaut. has destroyed .'413
houses. Fifty famillos have been ren
dered homeless. No loss of lifts is re
Tb,u Luad Production Increasing.
Washington, Aug. JO. A bulletin
Aas been issued by the geological sur
vey, giving tho production of lead for
the first six months of 1605. It shows
that tho total production was 103,000
tons, of which b3,000 tons were of de
silverized lead and 18,000 tons of soft
lead. Seventeen thousand fivo hun
dred tons of this wore refined iu bond,
The remainder being obtained from
American base bullion. The total pro
duct Is an increase of 4.S00 tons over
the first 6ix months of 1b91, and an In
crease of 6,000 tons from tho first six
months of 1803,
Secretary Morton Issues nn Important
Order on tho Subject.
Washington, Aug. 30. An import
ant order giving full protection to
foreign consutnors of American meat
products was issued by Secretary Mor
ton yesterday. It will provont the ex
portation of any beef that is not in
spected, and will cause tho exporters
of horse moat to mark the puokngos
that the naturo of the contents shall
mi ll. ,
Federal Ofllcers Complain,
Washington-, Aug. 30. A decision
mado by tho comptroller of the treas
ury that tho statuto allowing doublo
foes to Unitod States marshals, dis
trict attorneys nnd clerks In the far
Western statos and territories of
Washington, Oregon, California, Wyo
ming, Montana, Idaho, North and
South Dakota, New Mexico. Arizona,
I tab and Ntivada did not npply to
u ilouge, hns caused much dlssatisfuc
ion atnontr thoso officials.
liny Upland, per ton
unions i or ou
thceso Nob. A. la., full cream
l'lnoupplos per dor.
Tomatoes per bushel
Hogs Sllxed packing.,.
Hoc Heavy weights .........
l CJ IT )
tui'op Choice natives
Wheat No.2. spring GO
Corn for ou
i ..... i itp tin
1'ork ? S
l.urd .............. -
hops I'ackers and mixed 4 3U
Liutlo Native sicors. 3 w
Micup l.iuno J
theup Natives 2 50
Wheat. No. 2. red wiutcr....... ffi
Corn No. .......................
in i ..... ....... .....
1 oru i w
l.urd. ........ " t w
Wheat No 2red,cash 01
Corn Per bu !
tiuts l'or bu l
liitncMlied nnclnnr: 4 0)
t attle llefv btoer 3 78
Hum MtMJdnutlvas 2 2.1
di 4 W
(S 4 S3
t 3 00
& 3 70
a 9 iTZ'i
a t i
The beer war in Chicago has been
settled nnd prlcos havo bueu advanced.
Charles Ray shot Mr. Williams dead
on tho street iu Middles boro, Ky.
Tho mutilated body of a murdered
mnn was found near South McAlestor,
Mississippi's first bale of cotton was
sold at Greenville bringing ten cents
John Wrenwick of Shelby ville, Ind.,
who had been drinking, shot and
I killed his mother.
4t A 75
u 4 43
I.atnlw 3 03
Wheat No. I hard.. 53 SO
torn No. ! 314 Si
turn. No.2 1W S)
tattle stockors una fuouur- 2 40 a- 4 20
Lock XllxeU pucker 4 25 41,4 50
hcop-M nitons 2 70 U 3 23
At Grant City, Mo., J. J. Hibbs, ex
treasurer of Worth county, committed
suicide by shooting himself In the
head. Hu left a noto stating that he
took his life to avoid shame.
The trensury department has made
arrangements to supply stuali bills
with which to move crops.
A Now York-New Jersoy-St Louis
combine is said to bo trying to crib
tho Uncompuhgre gilsonito lands.
'The National .Spiritualist associa
tion has begun a two weeks' encamn
tnent at Liberal, Mo.
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