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F. BI. & K. Til. . , 1'ubs.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA
THE NznnASKX EXHIBIT. To the People oj
Ifelratka : I have been asked : "Why Is 1
Nebraska has recelycd no premiums at the
World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial ci
position at New Orleansl" Permit me to re
ply In this public manner. First : Undo
regulations of the exposition , all collective
Btatc and territorial exhibits in fact , all ex
liiblts in the government building are non
competitive. Second : It was understood ant
agreed , before bringing our exhibit to New
Orleans , that to secure the best possible ad
vcrtiscmcnt for the state , all the matcrla
should be massed In one grand collection. By
this method Nebraska obtained the unircrsa
award of the prcs and the country , hit prcs
cntlng on tlie opcnlnz day the best genera
fruit display , being twelve hundred of the
twenty-two hundred plates of fruit two hun
dred more than all other states itnd territories
combined as well as being the only state iu
place on that day. Shu also obtains the re
ward made by "over fourteen hundred of the
lending newspapers of the country , bailing
from every state in the Union , that the Ne
braska state collective exhibit was the bcsi
shown at New Orleans. This is o :
record evidence shown by scrap book
clippings at the headquarters , and which
will be placed ou lilc with the state
archives at the close of the exposition. Al.
awards of premiums at this exposition have
been made to Individual exhibits , except In
horticultural hall , the greater number being
on merit and not competition. Kxpeiicncct
exhibitors are rapidly losing confidence in and
respect for competitive awards. They are too
much subject to "tricks of the trade , " a * iu
politics and horse-racing. The American Po-
mological society long since abandoned com
My great object In presenting our exhibit to
the world at New Orleans was to show to b3st
advantage , the resources , advantages and pos
sibilities of Nebraska. To this nd 1 chose
the unbiased expressions of the pi ess nnd pub
lic opinion , preferring these tribunals to ' 'se-
lect committees. " As to the result 1 leave-
you to judge.
It may not be digressive to add In this con-
nectiou that at one time an effort was made
by the commissioners from the various states
and territories to have a grand sweepstakes
award made for the best state exhibit. As the
representative of Nebraska I offered § 1,000 to
make up a fuud for this purpose. For vai ious
reasons the plan , however , was found not
practicable and abandoned.
ROBT. W. FunxAS ,
TJ. S. Commissioner for Nebraska.
i. Now that the repre
sentatives of the six trunk lines have come to
the front with a programme of assistance for
the exposition reopening project , it would
seem that the committee has made the circle
of Influences quite complete. With represen
tative bankers , merchants and professional
men to represent the local , the United States
commissioners the national , nnd the trans
portation companies the intermediate inter
ests , it does look as if the autumn fair was
destined to Lo born under auspices about as
catholic and propitious us could be well imag
Of course it Is not known yet what the
states , or any ot them , can do to help their
exhibits along , nor nro we advised as to the
amount the railways may feel justified in
eubsc ibing. As to the latter , something may
depend upon the degree of r piesentationac-
cordoi the transportation interest in the new
board of management. The general street
talk places the probable railway contribution
nt lrO.OOO. which , with the like amount al
ready subscribed by the people of New Or
leans , leaves only about $ ; 0COO lobe made up.
That is surely a small sum when compared
with the ureat purpose for which it is asked.
It should be raised without any sort of delayer
In tflis respect wo have something to learn
from the wide-awake westerners who are with
us at the exposition. Those young states and
territories may bu counted upon every time
to put in a creditable appearance at every
affair ot the sort , und when their authorities
fail to put up the needful , their public spirited
citizens do not stop to think twice about it ,
but produce the money. There is not one of
them but will llnd a way to be handsomely
represented hero next Octo'ber , if New Orleans
will do its duty to itself and the splendid sup
porting sentiment in the country nt large.
As an Illustration of the way they do things
out toward the "setting sun , " a couple of
weeks ago ex-Governor Furnas , commis
sioner for Nebraska , wrote home to ascertain
if money could be raised to represent the
state at the American exhibition in London
next spring. In view of the fact that there
will not be any session of the Nebraska lesr'S-
lature this year , and , thoretor , no clmuce for
an appropriation , the cornmissionsr knew thac
the matter must rest entirely with the gener
osity and puolicspiiit oC individual citizens.
That was what he appealed to through several
letters addressed to the right kind of people.
Jt is extremely suggestive of western method
thitthe return mail brought Governor Fur
nas personal pledges for over S O.OCO. and as
surances from state officials and the business
community that as Nebraska could not afford
to be absent from any great ex osition any
where , any additional sum requisite to a pro-
Tier exhibit and state propaganda in connec
tion with the American exhibition in London
would be forthcoming as fast as it might be
called for. [ New Orleans Democrat.
THE STATE TN BBIEF.
The Sioux City Journal says the Gordon
mode of salutation is to pull your gun and
flro into Iho ground , air or neighbor's house
Failing to do this causes your friend to feel
slighted. The custom is peculiar , having
grown up with the town. Accidents are , of
coure , expected , but are always apologized
for. The last of this kind occurred last week
when , according to the Press , James Palmer
met Charles Butler and said good morning ;
Charles was pica ed to see James , whom be
honored with the fashionable salute , but un
luckily shot his friend through the foot , giv
ing him a bad wound.
A colored man was excluded from the first
floor of the opera house at Omaha a few days
ago , and now a suit against the manager of
that institution is talked of.
the of Mrs.
At Hastings five-year-old eon
LittleQeld startled the community by climbIng -
Ing to the highest point on the roof of tbo
Morledge &McWado block. When discovered
he was quietly sitting on the projecting cornice -
nice with his feet swinging out over the walk
as he complacently surveyed the olty and
country below him. When his mamma was
informed of the situation , she wanted him
down off that immediately , and after a littl *
rustlintr tha neighbors succeeded in landing
him safely on lower ground.
On Juno 1 the law regulating railway rates
In this state goes into effect. Therefore , at
this time , the rate and division clerks of the
Union Pacific and B. & M. , the roads chiefly
affected , are pushed to the arduous task of
revising the tariff to comply with the law. ,
The Wymoro Wymorlan says the well at
Bice & Co. at that place Is now 400 feet deep
and there Is not a foot more water in it than
when It was only forty feet deep. Williams
Bros , are Btlll hopeful and s y they will drill
2,000 feet but what they will succeed in secur
ing a good supply or water. The probabili
ties nro that they wid soon strlko a flowing
stream of water and Wymore will have an ar
The Plalnview Gazette facetiously remarks
that It Is now the time of the year when th
swindler takes a churn , trashing machine ,
lightning rod , clothes line , plow , or something
eleo that is suitable , and goes out to find men
owning good forms who will sign notes for
five hundred dollars or thousand dollars
without reading Ihom , under tbo impression
tb at they are getting a needed tool for a small
Land hunters are said to bo thicker In Nanco
county than for two years past.
1 bo state land commissioner has sent out
notices notifying leasers of school lands , that
If the interest ia not pnid within six months
leases will bo cancelled.
The Broken Bow Republican sayi that Mr.
W. II. Turner , who resides on the north fork
of Spring Creek , shot three Winchester and
ton revolver shots nt Elisha Sanderson , who
was doing eome breaking for Turner. Satur
day they had some words Turner wanting
Sanderson to plow deeper , when , getting
warmed up , Sanderson called him a hard
name , when Turner pulled nis revolver on
Sanderson. Nothing moro was said or done
until Monday evening. Then Saunderson was
pulling hay from a hay stack about seventy
yards from Turner's house , when Turner shot
nt him , cutting the ground within three or
four feet of him. The offender was arrested
and bound over In the sum of $100.
Messrs. Webber , after carefully looking
over the ground at Wayne , decided that the
prospect for the town and country were sulii"
clcnt to Justify them In erecting a mill there ,
nnd as Boon as the necessary preliminary ar
rangements can bo made they will begin
building. The mill will bo built in the best
manner , nnd have a capacty of llfty to sov-
enty-flvo barrels a day.
uevorul Valentino ladies have gone out onto
their homesteads for six months , the required
time of residence to "prove up. "
Rev. Mr. Coleman , former pastor of the
Congregational church at Wymoro , died in
California last week.
Beatrice's city scales took In $15 this
month. Weigher's salary in the meantime
SISS. The scales cost S480. Not a profltab'.e
P. J. Myers , of Gage county , had thrco rams
whose fleece weighed 20,27 and 80 pounds , re
The Nebraska nnd Iowa Packing company ,
at Nebraska City , last week received a ship
ment of sovonty-flvocars of salt to be used in
curing tbo meat killed by them this summer
Fellow workmen of Mr. Wigman , who was
ruthlessly assaulted a few nights ago , are
still holding out $500 reward for the perpe
trators of the outrage.
A. G. Howard , a farmer residing near Syra
cuse , was kicked by : i mule one day last \ \ eek ,
and aside from having one ear cut off , was
badly injured in the breast.
Fruitmen about K-ebrnska City concur In
stating that the fruit crop was not injured by
the late cold spell.
Two telegraph offices have been opened
west of Valentine.
The tide of emigration that set in early still
continues unnbntcd and the population of
Nebraska is being increased by hundreds
Postoffice clianpes in Nebraska to Mar 10
18S5 : Established Maker , ButFnlo county.
Leo W. Baker , postmaster ; Pine Gimp. Keyu
Palm county , Mrrtha A. Snyder , postmistress.
Discontinued Rogers. Colfax county. T'o = t-
inastcrj uppointeJ McCook , Ked Willow
county , Alonzo P. Sharp ; Pialtsmout % Cus
county , Jonathan N. Wise ; Saiem , Kicbardsou
county , James It. Campbell.
August Spoueo- Stveds laborer , met with
instant death in Omaha a few days si.-o He
was working iu a trench wh-- the dirt caveJ
iu upon him.
An insane man confined m the Albion jail
made his escape lo. < t we ? k aul returned to
ils farm , where ho was recaptured and re
turned to his cotnflnement.
Mcrriam , the Omaha grain dealer nnd elcva-
or m.in. estimates that five-sixths of No-
Draska n crop oC 1831 has boon coiiverie.l into
cash , the balance being held for better prices-
Mrs. Alma Etmund , of .Lancaster county ,
las been pronounced insane and taken to the
The graduating class of the Omaha High
scLool this yea- numbers thirteen.
A special election has been called for June
C at Wisner to vote upon the proposition to
ssue SIG.OJo in bonds for the purpose of con
structing water works.
James II. Phillips , of Beatrice , brother of
Capt. It. O. Phillips , of Lincoln , died a few
Thomas E. Doty , recently delivery clerk in
the Lincoln po tollice , has been arrested 0:1
charge of embezzling from the ma.la He
made u full confession.
The new three-cent law is beginning to op-
crate. The B. & M. announces a reduction of
the unlimited rates between Missouri river
points and Denver from $22.5a to § 20.23. Tno
imited rate will be as before , $19.00.
Secretary Korgen says that he has ha
about forty applications for the appointment
of secretary of the railway commission , and
that the auditor and attorney-general have
irobably received as many.
Lincoln's new water works have been thor
oughly and successfully tested.
A man named Coleman was found dead Ina
stock car at Ponca , having suicided , it is sup
posed , Lecause of too much strong drink and
ill luck at the gaming table.
A correspondent of the Omaha Eepublican
writes from Arapahoe : "We had the oppor
tunity this morning of examining one of the
greatest curiosities , or freaks of nature , that
ms ever been seen in our city , viz : a double
calf-head. Mr. Uhlraann , the owner of the
mother of the calf , tells us the calf was dead
but all natural every way until the neck was
reached , which , about half way between
shoulders and ears , divided into two distinct
necks , ending with a perfect head on each
neck. It was examined by scores of people ,
as Mr. Uhlmann cut off the neck just in front
of the shoulders and brought the heads to
town , still joined together. He intends pre
serving them in alcohol. "
The city council of Omaha have refused to
confirm several of the mayor.s appointments.
The committee selected to locate the site for
he new Nebraska City postoflico has thus far
'ailed to agree.
The Auburn Post learns that their is not
much opposition to removal at the county
seat in Nemahs county. Many who two years
ago voted in opposition to removal will favor
.he question at the next ejection.
John McCumber , of Nemaha county , was
hrown from a horse and dragged 150 yards ,
n the meantime beinc ; badly kicked. The boy
iad tbo baiter twisted aronnd his wrist. His
njuries brought on unconsciousness and at
ast accounts It was thought he could not live.
There are but two ways in which the law
permits fish to bo caught in this state , except
n private ponds or streams , and they are by
hook and line or spear or fork. The use of
any other means subjects the offender to a
flue of not less than five dollars or imprison
ment in the county jail for not less than ten
days , or both , at the discretion of the court. "
The tide of immigration to the White river
region continues to Increase.
Daniel Douglass , a Dlxon county farmer ,
will sow forty bushels of buckwheat this sea-
liow.'ird b'pencor , njrcdSS , committed suicide
at Beau ice by shooting himself through the
heart with a revolver. He was n member of
tlio Spencer Planing Mill company. Ho did
the shooting In a small room at the mill , kill
ing himself instantly. Tbo coroner's verdict
was temporary insanity. Despondency and
continued ill health Is supposed to have
brought It about.
The Seventh Day Adventists of Nebraska
have decided to bold their spring camp-meet
ing this year at Norfolk Juno 10-10. Arrange
munis have been made with all the railroads
in the state for low excursion rates.
The Plainvlew Gazette says this Is the time
of the year when the swindler takes a churn ,
washing-machine , lightning-rod , clothes-line ,
plow , or something else that is suitable , and
goes out to find men owning good farms who
will Bltrn notes for Uvohundred or a thousand
dollars without reading them , under the im-
picssion that they are getting- needed tool
lor small price.
Death is announced of N. Pillsbury , an old
and respected citizen of Central City.
Ulysses has two saloons that pay $1,500 each.
The editor oC the Aurora Ilepublican , who
bus been ou a visit to his old homo in Ohio ,
suys a great change lias taken place among
the people in regard to their opinions of Ne
braska , l-'ivo years ago it was found hard to
make the people believe that Nebraska did or
ever would nmountto anything. Now they alj
seem to think that this Is the country and
many well come among us as soon as they cau
dispose of thei ; farms.
THE HAZF-UItEE ! ) 7T-172 X
Hie Chief of the Rebellion Captured by Ihret
News comes to Winnipeg from reliable
sources that Kcil , the rebel leader , was cap
tured by dominion troops. His followers arc
scattered and it is believed the rebellion ia
St. Paul dispatch : A Winnipeg dispatch
says : "Reil was dhptured to-day ( Friday ) at
doon , three miles north of liatoche , by three
scouts , named Dclpel , Theme anil Armstrong.
He appeared unconcerned , but begged not to
be shot. He was taken to Gen. Middieton. "
Later. William Delpel , Thoino.5 Howric and
J. H. Armstrong , three daring scouts , captured
RIel. He was on the road , three miles north
of Batoche , iu company with three young men ,
two of whom were armed. ITe appeared un
concerned. Delpel said to him , "I am sur
prised to see you here. "
Keil said "I to . "
: am coming give myself up.
He said his wife and family were across the
While talking to him MajorBoulton's scouts
were seen coming up , and Hell , becoming
afraid of being shot , begged his captors Intake
him into camp theiiiselves. Accordingly
Delpel went oil for a liorse. but when n little
distance awav Boulton's scouts got close.
Howric and Armstrong took Ueil on on < - ol
their horses , and. taking unfrequented roads ,
will bring Reil Into camp. General Middle-
ton gave orders that the men should keep in
their tents when Rcil comes in , as lie is at raid
some personal enemy of Rcil's will shcot him ,
many having sworn to shoot him at sight.
Guardepuy's Crossing. Reil was brought in
at half-past 3 this afternoon. No d ( moustra-
tion was made. He walked quietly to tht
general's tent. The note which Reil" cave the
courier n-as a letter which General Middieton
sent him. He knew nothing of Dnmont. Reil
said he stayed on Tuesday ami Wednesday
nights la the bluffs one and a half miles north
of Batoche. He wished a fair trial. He
aked Armstrong if he would pet a civil or
military trial. He wanted a civil tiial. He
was afraid of the scouts , but passing tliroueh
them the captors brought him safely to camp.
He said his wife and family were with a
half-breed woman near by. Riel is now being
interviewed by General Middk-ton. When
he saw the Gatling gun go down with
the scouts at Batoche he was much
alarmed on account of his family. R'el ao-
rearcd careworn and bastard. He has let his
hair grow long and i * dressed in n poorer fash
ion than most of the half-breeds captured.
While talking with Gineral Middle-ton he
could be seen from the outside of tiie tout.
His eyes rolled from side to siile with the look
of a hunted man. liu evidently is the most
frightened In camp , ami is in constant fear of
violeuce at the hands of the soldiers , though
in no danger of such violence.
A Calgary dispatch savs that reports have
readied'there that hostile Indians from the
surrounding lake are on the warpath making
for Calgary. Reinforcements are absolutely re
Reil , whilst riding Into camp , expressed him
self to his captors as follows : "I do not think
this trouble will be without result , as the com
plaints of the farmers will now be roga'deil
with some rleirree of attention. " When told
that his books and papers had been captured ,
he said : "I am glad. This will show I am
not the actual leader of the reVellion. 1 have
been encouraged by people of good standing
at and nroutid Prince Alberts who came over
from Montana. " He asked would they give
him a fair trial , civil or martial. Armstrong
told him him he would be tried by martini
law. Riel cliew a long breath but said noth
ing. He spoke- again of not being the head
man in the nbcllion , nn > l tlieu comimnced
praying , ami made the sign of the cross. ! # <
asked whether his family would lie-blown up
with a Gatling gun , and then safd he didn't
want to b" scllish. and lipped none of lluhalf -
breeds would suffer. Itiel then commenced
praying again. In appearance he is nov.- like
a common half-breed and looks verv dilapida
ted. He spends most of his time talking in a
wanderinjr manner and prayini ; .
A band of Indians coming from the west to
help Rie-l were met by the half-brce'ls. who
told tben the war was over. Someof the
prisoners wore placed on board the boit. In
parting from their families there were many
pitiful scenes of women crying and holding up
their babies for their fathe'rs to kiss.
The cenerai opinion is an attempt will be
made to get Riel off on a plea of insanity.
Stories have been freely floating around re-
carding his unsoundness of mind. There is
always a chance , however , a bullet from the
volunteers' or scouts' rifle will find him. The
Dominion government is said to be much em
barrassed by his capture.
27172 CAPTURE OF JtLEL.
On Whom lie -E theJllameforlnauynrat- -
inif the Itcbrllion.
A dispatch front Gabriel crossing * says the
troops have crossed the Saskatchewan river
and proceeded via Duck lake to Prhice Albert ,
which place they will probably reach in a day
or two. Riel's capture absorbs all other top
ics. Riel says Lawrence Clark , of the Hudson
Bay company , precipitated the uprising. The
half-breeds were celebrating the feast of
Saint Joseph when Clark arrived from Winni
peg. Clark first mocked their relicion and
then told them five hundred soldiers were
coming to join in the feast and would give
them all they wanted in the way of economy
if they diet not go back to their homes and
abandon their nonsense. Riel was absent from
Batouche at the time , and on his return
found that his people were in arras and had
determined to plunder the stores before the
troops mentioned by Clark arrived. Riel
denies that he was the leader of the rebellion
and says that he can prove that he wanted to
co back to the United States , but would not
be allowed. He expects to be hanged and de-
rotes a creat part of his time to fastine and
prayer. A courier reports to Gen. MIddlcton
that while on his way from Batouche to Pr nee
Albert he met three Indians beyond Lcpene's
crossing. While talking to the Indians Gabriel
Dumorit , Riel's lieutenant , appeared on the
edge of a bluff nnd asked the courier what he
wanted. The courier asked Dumont to give
bimself up , saylne Gen. Middieton promised
him a fair trial. Dumont replied that he had
arras and intended to fight and would not be
taken alive. The rebel lieutenant , with a few
followers , was last seen proceeding from the
open prairie toward the ruins of Batouche.
The senate committee on inter-stnto commerce
merco , consisting of Senators Cullom , of 111 !
naif , chairman ; Warner Miller , of Now York
0. HyPlatt , of Connecticut , A. G. Gorman , of
Maryland , and Isham G. Harris , of Tonnes-
Bee , with C. K. Paul as secretary , mot at the
Fifth Avenue hotel , Now York , to luveBtijratt
tbo subject of the regulation of commerce
between the states. Invitations were sent tea
a number of organizations and business mien
In New York to present their views before
tbo committee. The object is to obtain the
feeling upon the subject to aid in legislation
in the coming congress.
At a meeting of the committee of citizens
appointed to receive subscriptions for the
Plymouth sufferers , the treasurer announced
that the contributions received amounted to
The flood caused much damage in the vi
cinity of Elk City , Kansas. Seventy-five
families wore driven from their houses by
the Hood. The names of the drowned aa far
as learned are Mrs. Woods and child , Dr. Mc
Coy , John Rico and a child named Vandusen.
Several are reported missing.
The town of Graffvillo , ou the Detroit , Lan
sing & Northern railroad , was entirely de
stroyed by lire , including u mill and a quan
tity of Bhingles and lumber. Twenty-flvo
families lost everything. Loss about $10,000.
Mr. Webster , publisher of General Grant's
book , Etates that the general has writte.n a
dedication for his forthcoming work. The
dedication is as follows : "To the ollicers and
soldiers engaged in tbo war of the rebellion ,
and also those engaged in the war In Mexico ,
volumes nro dcdic.it M. "
The Dynamiter * , Ciumiii liam nnd
Burton , Convicted ami Sentenced.
London dispatch : Judge Hawkins began
the charge to the jury in the case of Cunning *
ham and Burton , the alleged dynamiters , im
mediately after the court assembled. He ex
plained the law in regard to the charges
against the prisoners and carefully analyzed
the evidence against Burton , laying particu
lar stress on Burton's statements and urjIn.j ;
the jury to weigh the evidence carefully
brought forward by the crown in regard to his
movements since his arrival in England.
There could be no doubt ol the falsity of
Burton's statement. The whole proceeding
on Burton's part with reference to Buitous
statements were astounding. L uited btatcs
Minister Plielps was iirescut eluriug the : de
livery of the charges aud seemed much im
pressed with the poiuts made by the judiic.
At the conclusion of the charge , the jury re
tired and after a short absence returned a
verdict of guilty.
Ou the anijoiincr-m-ut of the verdict the
judce bwitenccd Cuiiiiiughiiu ami Burton to
I eiial servitude for life. When the question ,
'has the prisoner at the b.ir anything to say
w j . g "tenee should not be pashcil upon him '
was asked , Cunningham leaned forward and
vigorously pre'U-rited his innocenceHe
tbnk < 'il iiis counsel anil friends , concluding
with the bitter exclamation , " \ ou may destroy
the body , but vou cannot hurt tlie smil. "
Burton a"ho protested his iuiiomice. "Eng
lish prejudice sends me to eternal punish
ment. , " he said.
Cunmuiiham and Burton maintained an ap-
part-utiy cheerful demeanor after their return
to Newgate prison. They will retuiu to New
gate to-uight and be removed to other prisons
to morrow. They will uot both be confined
in the same place. Extra guards will be on
duty at Newsratc. Burtoa lias gained twenty-
eight pounds in weiirht , aud Cunningham
fourteen pounds siuce their arrest.
ZTitrilers His Paramour and i3 Caught
A 3 o'clock this morning , says a New York
dispatch , a Frenchman named Louis tranc.'s ,
of No. 1507 Tenth street , was arrested while on
his way to the North river boaringon his back
a bag containing the corpse of a murdered
woman. The policeman was attracted by
Francis * mysterious manner , who was stopped
nnd asked what the bag contained. The
Frenchman refused to give any explanation ,
and attempted to move on , but the officer in
sisted upon knowing the contents ot the
Back , and took Francis into custody. On open
ing the sack it was found to contain the muti
lated corpse of a woman. Tbo body was
doubled up and in almost a nude c ndition.
The policeman , upon making closer examina
tion , touiul that tlie woman had been murder
ed. Ill re were ghastly wounds about the
head and trunk. Francis was asked lor an
ex't unation , aii'l , alter recovering trom his
con i s on , declared that the corpse was that
oi IPS wife , wlio had dit-d si natural death , and
ae , be'iti ; * witbo.it tlio iie 'fs ary means to de-
j'r.iy ihe expense. * of u fmnnnl. had conceived
this plan lor oiisposingof the body. Tuis not
bfiiisc accepted as a satisfactory explanation ,
Francis was placed under arrest , and eteps
we o taken to investigate the a'Jfair. '
Louis Francis tell- the following Btory :
Ycsk-r.lny 1 found u valuable dog which my
wile afterwards lost. I reproached her sirj I
she swore at me. At ball-past s-'vcu hist
night uli si" t me out lor boor. When I came
back 1 found a 111:111 named \Viliiani U'elsh in
tlio room wiih her.Veisli works in tlie eamu
shop with me. th * sat on my lap and ki.'sed
meThuu slio threw a glass at me and then
u cui. She1 then weist out. 'ThenVe ! and
1 walked out halt a block. Theu I lettliim 10
come home. When 1 came back she was Iv njr
on the iloor dea ! . I waited : ui hour tliiukiiijr
ehe would rcvivi * . She did not. 1 do not
kifow tlie cause of her death. Sic toM ire tie-
fore she tiitd , slio did notcaro for me. luuslio
1 ko'l the man who put up wine for her. He
is Leopold &icouville , and lives with Mrs.
Lvn-li ou UtOiulway. After ho found that
Iiis wilewa = : dead , he took ten ee-nts and went
out aim got a drink Jn half an hour he came
baelr , and put her in a bag to throw her
into ihc r.ver. The woman was not Francis'
wife. She- was Selnm Supot , was Si years old ,
wiMia son ISyeara of aire , who lives in Bo-
ton. S-rancis is one yeiir younger than his
paramour. He worked for f-.ome time in a
Froi.ch polishing marble yard. Three months
ajro the couple moved into the apartment
wh. re the crime was committed. Francis
lived ou the ground lleor. in the rear of the
ftrncturc. Both were aecustomed to drink
frcelv of bet-r , and quarreled often. Two
weeks ago , while under the Influence of
drink , he boat nnd Kicked tier while she was
on the floor. Upon picking- her up he was
heard to say , "I guess I've fixed you this
As the body of Sclina Sapotlny in the police
Elation it was plain to see that she bad been a
pretty woman. About the neck was tied a
eilk handkerchief and about the throat a line
of discoloration nnd marks of linger nails
were found. It was evident that she had been
strangled to death by twisting- handkerchief
about her neck.
Five Children Jitimcd to Death.
An Owatonna ( Minn. ) special says that nt 11
o'clock Thursday night the bouse of a Nor
wegian farmer named Henry Lewiston , about
iix miles southeast of that city , was burned ,
and five of his children perished in the flames
The family , consisting of himself , wife and
seven children and hired man , were all
sleeping at the time in the second story. The
onlj window in that part of the house over
looked the shunty addition used for a kitchen.
Lewiston and wife were awakened by the
glare of flre , nnd rushed downstairs , Mrs.
Lewiston carrying her youngest child in her
arms and another child aged ten years and
the hired man following. When Lewiston
opened the only door of the bouse , which led
Into the shanty , the smoke nnd flames burst
lu , nearly overpowering him and burning off
H part of his h < ur and beard. The hired man
then broke out a window , through which they
escaped. Mrs. Lewiston was severely burned.
Lewiston made several frantic efforts to reach
the children still up stairs , but as there-was
no door or window through which this could
be done , except the window on the side of
the house already In flames , he was powerless
to rescue them. The persons thus cremated
alive were four boys , aged eighteen , fifteen ,
six and four years , and a girl aged ten. A
few bones and a small quantity of charred
Ilesb , wholly unrecognizable , wore all that
could bo found.
Matters of Interest Touched ITjioii by J'rcsf
Professor B. E. Oelltun arrived in
New York from Washington , to perfect the
arrangements fofhls contemplated jump from
East river bridge Into East river , a humlrei
and forty feet. He stated that he proposed tc
jump , notwithstanding the bridge olliclals de
clared they would prevent 1L lie was con
fident the feat ( ouldbe performed. He had
arranged with friends In a bout below to sig
nal when the river was clear , aud Captain
Boyton in the water , attired In hli uatitlca !
drets , to render assistance if necessary. A
few minutes after (5 o'clock the proies.
ser jumped , and after striking thu watci
disappeared for a few seconds. Capt.
Rowe , of of the tug boat , succeeded in
reaching the body and took it to Pier 11-
where it was taken' charge of by friends. The
act was witnessed by hundreds who thought It
a case of suieide ; . Captain Kowc states thai
Odium was alive when taken from the water ,
but died before reaching the pier.
The scaffolding used for the firac
time on the new postoilice building , Balti
more1 , gave way and seven workmen on It at
the time were precipitated to the ground , a
distance of seventy feet. John Rogers , a
bricklayer , was killed outright , and others se
riously if not fatally injured.
The Cincinnati Trice Current says :
Western packers handled an aggregate of
1,810.000 hozs since March 1st , against 1,110-
030 a year ao , an increase of 203,000 for the
first one-third of the summer packing season.
The number packed at the principal points in
the AVcst to date since March 1st is as fol
lows ; Chicago , 740.C03 ; Kansas City , 203,993 ;
St. Louis. " > s,000 ; Cincinnati , 40,000" ; Indiana-
polls , 25,5'JO ; Milwaukee , 60,500 ; Cedar Rap
ids. .V > ,704 ; Cleveland , IS.OOO.
The formal opening of tlio Confed
erate Soldiers' Home near Richmond , Ya. ,
took place on thu ' 20tn , R. E. Lee Cmp Con
federate Veterans , with Aaron Wllkes Post
G. A. R , of Trenton , New Jersey , and the city-
military , marched to the Home , where after
prayer by Rev. J. William Jones , Col. Archer
Anderson turned the Home over to General
Fitzhugh Lee , who accepted it in behalf of
the board of managers. A large number of
diatinguishcd and invited guests , Including
many ladies , were present. From the Home
the veterans and military proceeded to Holly
wood Cemetery and participated in the an
nual decoration of the graves of the Confed
John Burns and Thomas Dcran ,
mechanics employed'in the meter room of the
St. Louis Gas company , were killed by the ex
plosion of a iiieUr. Thomas Killan , also cm-
ployed there , escaped. The s'ime ineter ex
ploded twelve years ago , killing one man.
Henry Meyer , of the firm of Meyer
& Ribstock , Cincinnati , suicided by hanging
at bis residence in Cliftou , Ohio. Poor health
was the CMUSD.
A special from Bridgeport , 111. , says :
The seventeen year old locusts which Prof.
Rilcy predicted , as mentioned in recent Wash
ington dispatches , seem to have made their '
iirst appearance. They have been found in
large numbers close to the surface of the
ground and moving upwards. The indications
are strong that an unusually large swarm will
appear in a short time. Very extensive apple
orchards were planted by capitalists this
spring , and a lanre eruption of locusts will al
most certainly kill them.
Dispatches from the San Joaqnin
say that the Hessian fly has greatly damaged
lie wheat crop , and that where twenty bush
els per acre were expe jte J , not more than sev
en will be realised.
Charles Hayes committed suicide at
Newton by taking strychnine. He was under
he influence of liquor at the time , and this is
said to have been the cause of his rash act.
He was a married man about 35 years of age ,
and came a few months ago from Joliet , 111.
AV'm. Cooper Thompson the newly
apHJiuted 2nd. Dist ? collector , came to Wapcllo
county from Ohio iu 1&18 , and followed farm
ing and teaching. In 1ST3 he became one of
the proprietors in the Ottumwa Business Col
lege ; was elected couuty cierk in 1S7S ; was
twice re-elected , but defeated last fall while
running for the fourth time. He has been a
life-Ions democrat , a very shrewd , sh rp anel
ucccssful politician and leader.
A party of lailroaders at Gloster ,
Mis ? . , took Vt ill Sims , a negro laborer , from
the calaboose and hung him to a stringe r of
the railroad bridge. He had murde red a
Henry Amer , city marshal at Strails-
ville , Ohio , was shot and mortally wounded
by Albert Guess. The marshal was trying to
arrest him when Guess fired a shall shot in
bis back. He will die. Gues- > fled and a pos-
m o men are iu nursuit of him.
James King , a rich farmer iifty
years old , living near Fulton. X. Y. , cut his
throat , dying soon after t.he act. He wa-3 sup-
po-ed to be insane. His wife , who was par"
Listlly paralyzed , is unconscious from the
shock and it is feared she w ill not survive.
In Pittsburg Francis Bobbett , a
fonng Bohemian , shot anJ accidentally killed
i little girl named Lippich , four years old ,
ind then fired a bullet into his brain and fell
kad. Itissuptosed the first shooting was
iccidental , and being filled with remorse he
dlled himself. There were no winesses to the
A plot was discovered to blow open
; he doors of the parish prison in Xew Or-
eans aud release prisoners. A gang of ten
irisoners secured several pounds of powJer ,
illed the leaks of the cell and the entrance
leers , intending to explode the charges at a
ignal , assassinate the keepers and escape
} ne of the gang weakened , however and in-
ormed the Sheriff. They were at once sep-
irated and put in the strongest cells in the
Rev. J. U. Pearson , pastor of the
first Presbyterian church of Collinsville , 111. ,
iuicidrd , May 21st. The cause was mental dc
trcssion on account of ill health.
Samuel C. Nutt , a religious enthu
siast , died at Farmer City , 111. , from the ef-
: ects of a fast of forty days which he immag-
ned the Lord had commanded him to take.
tie was editor cf a paper called "Spirit of the
An aged former named Elijah Smith ,
ittempted , with his wife , to drive across the
ailroad tracks in the suburbs of Detroit.
Two trains were coming in opposite directions.
The old folks' wagon was pulverized , and thev
mangled to death. _
Go half way to meet a man. and he
rill go twice that distance with you
rithout A v/ord.
THIS FllEXCn XOVETtlST DEAD.
TUtor lingo PafsesPeace/ullu Atcay Without
Victor Hugo died In 1'aris on thc22d. Ilia
condition In the morning was so manifestly
worse that death was regarded as certain to
take place within a few hours. When this
became known Cardinal Guibcrt , archbishop
of Paris , sent specially to Hugo's residence ,
offering to visit him and administer spiritual
nld and the rites of the Catholic church. Mr.
Leckroy , the poet's son-in-law , who was ID
attendance at the dath bed when the car
dinal's proffer came , replied for Hugo , de
clining with thanks the archbishop's tender ,
and saylnic for the dying man , "Victor Hugo-
Is expecting death , but docs not desire the
services of a priest. "
Huco passed peacefully away without suf
fering. * i he government has proposed a civil
funeral at the expenses of the state. Thfr
newspupers appeared in mourning. It Is be
lieved that Hugo's funeral will be the grand
est scene in France fora century.
Victor Hugo , the- great French poet and
novelist of the present genrrUion , wa * born la
Besancon , Fcbmary 26,1802. Being the ppn
of an officer whose military duties called him
out of Franco , he was carried in childhood to
E ba , 0 mica , Switzerland and Italy. nd iu
ISO ! ) to Paris. Uore for two years with an el
der brother. Eujcenn. and n girl whom he af
terwards wed , ho b gan his classical educa
tion under the exclusive supervision nf hia
mother and the care of an old priest. Then ,
his father having been undo general and ap
pointed imjor-domo to King Jotheph Uomi-
parte , rf Spain , he entered the seminary of
iiubleaiu Madrid with the design of becoming-
a page to Joseph , which was , however , de
feated by subsequent events. Jii 1812 he re
turned to hid studies in Parie. U hen the-
empir-ifell Gen. Hugo and hia wife peparated.
onO Victor was thenceforth under the exclu
sive care of hia father Entering a private-
academy to preyaro for the polytechnic school ,
he evinced n utronger inclination toward
poetry than mathematics , and hia fa-'her wa *
persuaded to allow him to follow litera
ture as a vocation. In 1817 he pre
sented a poem on "The Ad vantages of Study , ' *
and afterward won three BUCC asivo
prizes at the Toulouse academy of Plortl
Games. At the age of 2) he published in
first volume of "Odes and Ballads , " which
crnited a cemition. Two novel * . "Ha ?
d'I-1 inde1 ; (18 ( < ? 3) ) and "Bng-JargaV (1825) ( ) .
bhow d hia iprca and originality iu prosti , ulso-
h\A \ predilection for the horrible and mon-
strons whica permeatw his greater works. In
1826 app ared hu second volume of "OJei and
Billad.i " About this p'riod ho joined others.
in f rming a literary association , the Cenacla ,
in whosj meetings literary and artistic doc
trines weie doba ted. They also established
a penrdicjil , La Muse Francaise. The drama ,
of "flromwell" (1827) ( ) was presented as a speci
men of the literary reforms aimed at by
tha new * ch jol ; bat the preface was inoro im
portant than the drama itself , being a treatise *
m sethatic3. Thenceforth Hugo was th i ac
knowledged leader of the ronnndsts , who
warred fiercely against the classicists. Hi *
claims to this distinction were strengthened
by the publication of "Les Orientates " ia
LS2S. Between that time and 1842 he pub-
lihhed sixteen volumes of novels , dramas and
political poem1 ? .
Having ro'ched the highest distinction ia
iteraturein 1811 , election tj the French Acad
emy , in spite of the opposition of the old
claHBi'cal school , he indulged in po'itical aspi
rations which wre gratified by King Louis
Philippe , in 1845 , who mad him a poor of
France. On the revolution of Fubtuary , 18-18 ,
le was elected a deputy to the constituent as-
enibly and voted with the conservatives. On.
his re-election to the legislative assembly he
became more democratic , and in vehement
speeches denounced the reactionary tenden
cies of the majority and President Lonid Na-
poleon'd secret p ) licy. " On the coup d' etat of
Dsc. 2 1831 , Hugo was among thcwe deputies
who vainly sought to preeere the constitution
nnd maintain the rights of the assembly.
For _ this ho was proeeribed , and took ref
uge in the island of Jersey , where he contin
ued his opposition to Louis Napolean , pub
lishing 'Napoleon let Petit" (1832) ( ) and his-
bitter satires "Les Chautiments. " Two years
later he was compelled , on account of some
hostile manifestation to the French govern
ment , to rfmove to tha island of Guernsey , ,
and in 1859 declined to accept the amnesty
offmed to politic ? ! exiles
In 155 ha published "Les Contemplations. " '
in 185'J. "La Le eide de Siecle ? , " nnd in
IEG > , "Lea Miserables , " the latter simulta
neously in nine languages and eight cities.
'Los Miserables" i * unquestionably hia most
popular if not strongest romance. ' Chansons-
ties Rues et de ? Dois , " "Les travaillenw de laMer
Mer , " and "JJornme qui Kit" fo'lowed
respectively in 1865 , ' 66 aad 'GO. In 18G9 he
again refuse.1 amnesty at the h&nda of Louis-
Napoleon. He published in the ligtppel a.
protest against the plebiscite of May 8,1870 ,
ratifying tha new reforms of the emp'r < . the
violencs of which caused it to be officially
condemned. After tha fall of Napoleon and
the prt-chmatioa of tro republic Hugo re
turned to Paris aad soon after issued an ad-
drtss to the Germans , urging the founation of
a Carman republic aurl friendship with
France. On February 8 , 38S1 , he waa-
elected one cf tha forty-three repro-
pentativea of the department of the
Suna in the natirnal assembly , in which
body ho opposed the parliamentary treaty
of peicaith Germany. Taid arg-red the
party of the right , and when he attjnp-ed to
address the asjeiublv , on JJa-ch 8 , to violent
was the opposition that he lalt inn tribun
and resigne 5 his seat. Returning to Paris at
tha outbreak of the commune , he vainlv po-
tested in the rappel against tha destruction of
the Veudome column , and soon after went to
Brussels where he wrote a prote.it agjiost the
course cf the Belgian government in regarl to
the insurgents of Paris , and offering au asylum
to the soldiers of thoc-mmune. His r. ward
WAS a narrow e-cipe , through polica interven
tion , from a mob which surrounded h
hone. The government rtqtthiag him
to quit Bni'sel ? , ha want to London and sfter
th : condemnation o the It adeis of the rom-
if.nne he returned to Paria and vainly inter
ceded with M. Thiara on behalf of Rochefort ,
Rotsel and others. All the radical newt-pipers
presented him as their candidate at the elec
tion in Park , January 7 , 1872 , but he was
defeated. In 1S72 ha published a volume of
poem * , "L'Annee Terrible. " and on May
10 of the same year be an , with his rnn
Francois tnd others , the publication
of Le Peuple Souverain , a democratic
journal. His novel "Ninety-Three , "
appeared in 1873. It related to the war in
the Vendee , introduced Robespierre , Danton
and Mrat , and was published eimnitineou'ly
in s ll the principal modern largusgea. Hta
pnncipil works iince have bean "Acts and
Word ? , " (1874-77) ( ) . "Legendj of Ages , " eec-
end peries. "The Art of Beirga Grand
father. " and 'Thn History of a Crime" (1877) ( )
"The Pope" OS'S ) , "The Supreme Puy"
[ ' 879) ) , and "R-Iigious and Religion" (1830) ( ) .
Two sons of the poet , Charles Victor and
Francois Victor , obtained Home distinction aa
authors. The formar died in 1871 as the age-
of 45 , and the latter in 1873 , aged 43.
Ctrl * Service and Soldiers.
A delegation of the Grand Army of the He-
public of the department of Pennsylvania
md the Veteran Rights Union called on the
aresldent , Manning and Black. In the interest
jf the enforcement of laws relating to the ap
pointment and retention of ex-soldiers in the
: ivil Eervice. The president assured the del-
? eatlon that be desired to do all he could for
) ld soldiers ; that as president it was his duty
: o Eee that all laws of tbo United States are
enforced , and that be would be glad to ro-
: elve any communication from them. ' Man-
ling assured them tbatbis department would
respect the law in question , hut he said ex-
jnion soldiers who had been offensive partis-
ins could not expect to be retained. They
: ook their chances In the last presidential
jlectlon. He added that there were a preat
nany ex-union eoldiers and sailors who never
iad been recognized In the distribution or of-
Ices in the last twenty years , men -who are
lemocrats , and that the claims or tbese metr
be rccogrtzed by the department.
k ? * ,
75 , .