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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 17, 1885)
F. M. & E. JU/KIBIMEIX , Pubs.
McCOOK , NEE
NEWS 01 ? NEBBASKA
THE LOST RETURNS. Mr. A. P. Burtwhc
so suddenly disappeared from this place or
Sunday night , August 1G , returned lasl
evening. He claims to have no recollectior
of anything that occurred after he left th <
Hotel on Sunday evening does not romem
bor going to the camp meeting or any
where. The first thing ho remember *
was that he was aboard the cars or
the C. , R. I. & P. , in Iowa , and taking of
his hat saw a check in it , and asked the
conductor where he was going , and was
told to Des Moines , when he replied that he
did not wish to go there but wanted to
come home. Ho got off at thefirst station ,
but he had but little money and commenced
hunting for work to.earn mtmey to return
with. After unsuccessful efforts ho sat
down beside a small stream to bathe his
head , which was paining him. While sitting
there he suddenly remembered that he was
n , Mason in good standing , and started
for a town which was near. Arriving ho
found the place only a small village , and
took the first train from there to Adair ,
only a short distance. At Adair he found
a Masonic lodge , but could not give the
imrae of the Master here , only remember
ing that his name was "Bob , and he was a
blacksmith" ( R. E. French ) . He could re
member Mr. W. W. Barney , however , and
lie was telegraphed to yesterday morning
and the lodge at Adair was informed that
Mr. Burt was all right , when he was put in
charge of a conductor and started for
home , arriving here last night. Mr. Burt
surely is to be pitied , for if anyone on earth
should have sympathy it is he who by sick
ness and disease loses his mind and wan
ders away among strangers. He seems to
. be rational now , and talks freely and intel
ligently about his subject , but still it can
.be seen that he is suffering yet , and that
ho is mortified to think of the trouble he
lias caused his friends. [ Kearney J ournal.
NEW ROAD FOR LINCOLN. The desirabil
ity of an extension of the Missouri Pacific
railroad to Lincoln from some point on its
line already constructed , has long been rec
ognized by our leading citizens , who look
at the matter from the commercial point
of view , an well as by the best posted rail
road men of the state , who have judged it
by the standard of profitable investment.
Acting upon this belief a large number of
the .most prominent business men of Lin
coln organized themselves into a citizens'
committee some time since and began a
systematic effort to secure the extension of
the road. They entered into corres'pond-
ence with Mr. S. H. H. Clark , who was
from the first heartily in favor of the en
terprise. He went east and had a consul
tation with the directors of the road , but
the plan was violently opposed and caused
BO much feeling as to result in a resignation
or two , and Mr. Clark returned apparently
without having accomplished anything.
After his return , however , he received in
structions from Mr. Gould to proceed in the
matter on his own judgment.
What Mr. Clark's judgment was in the
matter revealed itself in immediate action ,
and last night Mr. Hanlon came in from
Omaha and held abrief conference with the
citizens committee , which numbered about
' forty of the wholesale and retail merchants ,
bankers , lawyers and others of the most
prominent business men of the city. The
committee then went to the council cham
ber in a body and presented to the council
an ordinance providing for submitting to
the voters of the city a proposition to aid
the extention of the Missouri Pacific road
to this point by votingit 550,000 of bonds.
The proposition is to build a road to this
city from some point on the line of their
road already constructed ( probably Avoca
or Weeping Water ) . The work is to be
begun within thirty davs from the date of
the adoption of the proposition and the
road to be completed by September 1 ,
1886. The blanks were filled so as to fix
as the date of the election October 10 ,
1885. This is as early a date as can be
fixed so as to allow time for the proper
publication of notices and is long enough to
afford the voters of the city ample oppor
tunity to study the advantages which such
a road will bring to the city. Lincoln Jour
MISCELLANEOUS STATE MATTERS.
A PARTY of fishermen from Falls City
went to the lakes two miles distant , taking
with them a supply of whisky. All drank
freely , but one man got an overdose and
died on the shores of the lake.
MARY ALLEN , while horseback riding near
Nelson , was thrown from the animal and
quite severely injured.
CHARLES HAINKS , injured in a railroad ac
cident at Blair , had his leg amputated , an
operation which tho physicians think he
G. W. CHESMAN , living on Dutch creek ,
near Ainsworth , brought to .that place two
large pieces * of petrified wood , and which
resemble the genuine Wyoming coal , except
the outside , which clearly shows it to be a
piece of pine timber. Its weight is very
heavy , the two pieces weighing nearly 200
THE commissioners of Cuming county
have let the poor farm for ten years for
§ 150per year cash.
CYRUS JOHNSON , of Peru , came near meet
ing his death by a gun going off accidently.
He was crossing a wire fence when the gun
caught on the wire some way off taking off
the fore finger of his left hand and the load
shot the hat off but did not hit his head.
QUITE a number of hogs have died recent
ly in the vicinity of St. Edwards , Boone
county , of a disease supposed to be cholera.
THE railroad commission had no com
plaints to listen to on the occasion of their
visit to Albion. They were given a drive
about the town , after which they departed
for other fields.
Hoo cholera IB making havoc for the
pork growers in. the vicinity of Columbus.
THE citizens of Nance county' have just
commenced making arrangements for their
fair.Better late than never.
THE crane of the steam-shovel which is
being operated in the vicinity of Blair hit a
man named Robinson on the nose and flat-
tened it out in good style.
A LITTLE boy named Andrew Clark resid
ing at Blair , met with a painful accident.
He climbed up on the partition between tho
stalls in the stable and run his finger into a
staple driven into the top of it and then
jumped down , a distance of four or fivefeet
breaking his finger. He hung by the broken
finger till Iris father , who was in the barn ,
took him down.
A RAILROAD accident occurred at Blau
the other day , A train had just started tc
cross the track of the Sioux City and Pacifi <
when a construction train moved dowr
upon it. The forward coach o ! the Omaha
train was struck by the rear Sioux Citj
and Pacific car , and was turned over 01
her side. There were about fifty person !
in the car. Only seven of them receivec
any injuries whatever , and none of thesi
ARAPAHOE expects to make a bnildinj
showing this year that will surprise the
natives. The work briskly goes ahead ir
THE Republican Valley editorial meotinf
at Oxford was well attended and all presen
voted it a good time.
Tar Omaha schools and the fair both
got a poor send-off on the 4th , in conse
quence of bad weather.
THE gamblers of Lincoln have had a fall
ing out among themselves and as a conse
quence numerous arrests have been made.
FOSTER , the carpenter injured at the fair
grounds at Lincoln a'few days ago by fall
ing from a scaffold , died of his injuries last
BURGLARS went through the store of H.
P. Jassen at Omaha , but were not re
warded with much money.
JOHN A. SWANSON , J. F. Nelson and
others will soon commence the erection ol
a large elevator at Oakland , making four
elevators for that place.
AUBURN ranks 25 in point of population
out of forty-one towns having over a
A RUUNION of all old soldiers and sailors
will bo held at Broken Bow in October , tho
second and third days of the fair. It is not
held in connection with the fair , but at tho
same time as many old soldiers through
out the country have expressed their wish
to have it at the same time. A campfire
will bo held on the evening of October 1st ,
when old times will be talked over and
camp aonga rendered and in times gone by.
SALOONS of Tekamah will be required to
close at 10:30 p. m. , under the provisions
of a new ordinance , instead of 12 as here
STANTON has recently built a $10,000
THE Jefferson county fair , just ended ,
was the most successful exhibition ever
given in that county.
LARGE additions are being built to two
of the elevators at Oakland.
THE prohibitionists of Platte county
have put a full ticket in the field.
STANTON , with a thousand population , ia
enjoying an unprecedented boom.
A COLT show was reecently held at Val
paraiso , at which there was a grand dis
play better , in fact , than that of the coun
ty fair a year ago.
JACOB RUPP , living near Arapahoe , lost
eight acres of wheat by lightning striking
NEBRASKA is the leading grain stato in
the union , and hard to beat in fruit.
MRS. CHRISTIANCE was thrown from a
buggy while out riding near David City and
bad-three ribs broken.
WILLIE THOMPSON , of Seward , has lost
the use of one of his eyes , a cow having run
her horn into it while the boy was in the
act of removing a lariat from her head.
JEFFERSON county contains 1,628 good
THE elevator of Mr. Whittaker at Fair-
bury caught fire last week , but the flamen
were quenched before getting under much
THE skating rinks are all getting ready
Tor business and expect lively patronage
when the season is fully inaugurated.
IT takes a corps * of six teachers to take
charge of the educational work in Fair
THE other day three little girls , Annie
Ella and Ida Dornbach , aged respectively
10 , 7 and 5 years , passed through Omaha ,
en route from San Francisco to Boston ,
traveling alone. The home of these little
girls is in San Francisco , but their mother ,
who is an invalid , had been taken to Bos
ton for treatment , and fearing fatal results
from the effects of a surgical operation nec
essary to be performed upon her , sho do-
sired to have her children with'her if she
should die , and sent for them.
THE sheriff of Lancaster county arrested
Frank Bodwell at Lincoln. The man is
wanted at Alfred , Me. , for shooting with
intent to murder. There was a reward of
§ 100 which the sheriff will get.
MRS. EVA CHRISTIANSE , of David City ,
who was recently thrown from a buggy and
supposed to have been fatally injured , is
HASTINGS college , which has just opened
the fall and winter term , has a great in
crease of students , and indications are that
the institution will enjoy a season of great
THE contractor for the Fairmont water
works system is confident that he will get
the works in operation by the 1st of No
FULLERTON is six years old and has a
population of 037.
E. V. McDoi ALD , of Brainard , has raised
550 pigs this season from sixty brood
IN Garfield county there are 737 single
men and only 68 unmarried women.
LOUP CITY has now prospects of a glass
A GOOD many suspicious characters put
in an appearance at Beatrice during the re
union week and tho police were kept busy
lookfng after them.
THERE will be a good many apples in Ne
braska orchards this year , but a blight
seems to be killing the trees.
THEnewsaltworkshave just been started
up in Lancaster county , near Lincoln. It
is expected that they will turn out 250
bushels of salt once in three days.
JAMES HIGH , of Omaha , got two months
in. jail for assault and battery npon a
THE state university of Nebraska com
menced the fall term on the 10th with en
THE Omaha fair and the reunion at Beat
rice were somewhat interfered with by ua
favorable wea ther.
MRS.PRYOR , the wife of aStanton countj
farmer , harnessed up her husband's team ,
hitched it to a buggy , and struck out
across the country , bidding good-bye to
farm life with its multitudinous laborious
duties. She made for Fremont , but there
her track was lost , and at this writing an
anxious husband knows nothing of her
THE celebrated Hastings base ball team
has made a home run , where he will remain
till opening ol the season of 1886.
.AT the reunion in Beatrice many partici
pants came overland as far as thirty-five
J. M. THOMPSON , of the G. A. R. post at
Belleville , Kansas , became violently insane
while attending the reunion at Beatrice.
This was followed by apoplectic fits , in one
of which ho died.
A FARMER from Yankee Hill was held up
by three negro women on the streets of
Lincoln and relieved of § 30. A policeman
was within 200 yards of the scene , but the
victim made no outcry , so the footpads
got away with all the boodle.
HASTINGS has 268 telephones in opera
tion. It is stated , too , that another daily
paper is soon to be started in that place.
THE'ADJUSTMENT OJF OLD CLAEHS.
Third Auditor Williams Talces Occasion to
Enlighten SecretaryManning as to Hit
Col. John S. Williams , third auditor ol
the treasury , addressed a letter to the sec
retary of the treasury , stating that when
ho assumed the duties of third auditor ,
May 1 , 1885 , it was notorious that tho
business of the office was largelyin arrears ,
the cause-being that the clerical force was
not sufficient for a proper dispatch of the
work. The pension division was nearly a
year behind in its examination and settle
ment of accounts of pension agentsinvolv
ing a sum of § 75,987,885 ; miscellaneous
claims against the government , including
state war claims , amounting to § 15,587-
774. Some of the work in the collection
division was over two years in arrears.
In the horse claim division over 11,000
claims were pending and unsettled , involv
ing § 1,716,696. The unsettled accounts
of the army quartermasters and commis
sioners amounted to § 5,458,208 ; unsettled
accounts of engineers amounted to § 5,556-
826 , making a grand total of § 104,527-
In the short space of four months , end
ing August 31 , and without increasing the
clerical force , Auditor Williams says the
accounts of all pension agents have been
examined and settled up to Juno 1 last ,
and the clerks in the division are now ex
amining and settling accounts of the last
quarter , which is current work.
As showing the improvement in the work
ing capacity of the clerks in that division ,
lie says that during the months of May ,
June , July and August , 1884 , there was
examined and settled accounts aggregat
ing § 18,223,580. For the corresponding
four months of 1885 the same clerks with
perhaps three or four exceptions examined
and settled § 75,105.778. These figures
make their comment. In the house claims
division 613 claims have been adjusted or
rejected involving § 76,275 , besides carry
ing on a large amount of correspondence
necessary to proper disposal of remaining
cases. During the same period in 1884 ,
200 cases were disposed of , involving § 27-
340. The accounts of quartermasters ,
commissaries arid engineers are up as far
as possible for them to be , and the clerks
in these divisions are now engaged in cur
rent work. The claims division , collection
division and horse claims division are the
only ones in arrears , and the character of
; he work necessarily precludes a possibility
of its being done promptly. This is ex
plained on the plea that almost in every
ase information is required from other
oHicers and outside sources , which often
nvolves a long delay.
Auditor Williams says it is due to the
clerks in his office to say that , with a few
exceptions , since the present auditor's in
cumbency , they have been faithful and
efficient. Their improvement in this re
spect is Himply wonderful. As a conse
quence a large amount of work has been
ierformed , and that on the whole the bus-
ness is in a very satisfactory condition.
Continuing , he says in this connection ,
lowever , it ma ; be stated that since the
Hit day of March there appears to have
> een an astonishing improvement in tho
icaltli of the clerks. Last year with 157
clerks there were 1,696 sick days. To-day
.he auditor knows of only two clerks who
iru absent on sick leave. As a result of
) he improved condition of the business of
; he office is the fact that greater cf-
iciency has been obtained. The third aud-
tor recommends a reduction in the cleri-
al force. The law now provides for 15S
/lerks. There are now six vacancies by
esignation , which need not be filled , and
he services of twelve more clerks .can be
dispensed with without injuring the public
service , making a total reduction of eigh-
TEE TROUBLES Iff JfTOJUZYG.
i Number of Arrest * Hade on Charges of
Ulurder , Arson and Bobbery.
The sheriff of Sweetwater county , Wyom
ing , arrested twenty-two of the supposed
eaders of the Rock Springs riot , including
saiah Whitehouse , member-elect of the
egislature , and has taken them to Greon
River , Utah , and jailed them. More ar
rests will follow. The charges against the
msoners are murder , arson and robbery.
Che ruins of Chinatown have not yet been
searched and no more dead bodies have
> een discovered. It is estimated that the
number killed is about fifty , including sev-
jral who died of wounds in the surrpund-
ng hills. All the Chinamen at work in the
Alma coal mines , near Evanston , number-
ng 400 , have been taken to the latter
) lace under escort of United States troops.
\ . Gatling gun was cent from Cheyenne to
3vanston. The military is under com-
nand of Col. Anderson , of the Ninth United
States infantry , and stationed at Rock
prings , Evanston and Alma , guarding the
: ompany's property. 'No further trouble
Indicted Spreading Texas Fever.
In the United States district court at
Wichita , Kansas , J. R. Bockner , M. C.
Campbell , Bennett & West Bros. , J. M.
Kings , M. S. Pughley , S. C. Webber , Wil-
iarns & Brown , N. Dowling , G. Taughan ,
Cliidders , H. W. Cresswell , J. W. Driscoll.
and Davis were indicted by the grand-jury
on a charge of-driving Texas cattle infected
with Texas fever into IndianTerritory.
They will be tried at the next term of the
Jnited States district court. These are
; he parties who were ordered to be allowed
; o pass through by Secretary Lamar in
violation , as is charged , by the animal in
dustry law of the United States. This
case is of national importance inasmuch
as it will effect the grazing interests of al
most tho entire west.
arrmtr.jm rSTTO UPPER AIS.
'Appalling Scenes of Destruction Tlie Sen
fate that Overtook an Ohio Town.
Springfield (0. ) telegram : A terribl
eyclone struck Washington C. H. , a cit ;
twenty-five miles west of here , at 8 o'clocl
to-night and almost literally swept it fron
The storm came from the northwest anc
broke upon the town very suddenly , carry
ing everything before it. Hardly a privati
residence in the town escaped , fully 40 (
buildings going down. The Baptist , Pres
byterian and Catholic churches all sufferet
a common fate.
The Ohio Southern , Pan Handle narrow
gauge and Midland railroad depots w r <
blown to smithereens , and every buildinj
in the vicinity carried away , making ingress
or egress almost impossible. As every win
is cut within a circuit of two miles of it , ac
curate details of the catastrophe are not
obtainable. The only reports that can be
gotten are through the operator who
tapped a wire two miles west of town and
is sitting in a heavy rain storm to work his
The panic-stricken people were taken com
pletely unawares and fled from the tremb
ling buildings in every direction into the
murky darkness. A mad frenzy seemed to
seize them and thev hurried hither and
thither in wild distraction , little knowing
where they were fleeing. After the whirl
wind , which lasted about ten minutes , n
heavy rain fall set in which continued un
abated for several hours.
As soon as the few cool-headed recovered
their senses , searching parties were organ
ized and the sad work of looking for the
dead began. So far fifteen bodies have
been recoved from the debris of the ruined
buildings , and the dreary work is just be
ginning to get under way. It is probable
as many more will be found before morn
ing. The glimmer of lanterns procured
from farm houses in the vicinity , and from
the few houses left standing , is the only
light they have to work by. The cellars
of the houses and every sort of refuge were
filled with shivering people huddling to
gether in the vain attempt to keep warm.
One babe in arms has died from exposure.
Two or three bodies have been stumbled
upon in the middle of the-street , where
they were stricken down by flying bricks or
LATER. The loss will exceed § 1,000,000.
Those injured severely and slightly will
number aboutSOO. The city is the county
seat of Fayette county. It has had a most
extraordinary business growth within tho
last fifteen years , and being tho center of a
rich agricultural district , with excellent
railroad facilities , it had grown to bo a
business place of considerable importance.
Its residents had a beautiful town , with
tasteful dwellings , and its recently com
pleted court house was one of the best in
the state. Now this prosperous town is a
masa of ruins. * Che experience of its in
habitants has no parallel in tho history of
any town In Ohio.
A heavy rainfall began about 8 o'clock
at night. That and the darkness drove
everybody into shelter , so that while thero
are some who say they saw funnel shaped
clouds.it does not seem possible that thero
could have been much observation of tho
heavens. Shortly after the rain began ,
wind came with a terrifying sound. Its
work was almost instantaneous. Tho
people say it was over in two minutes.
Nobody could take note of time in
such fearful experience. The fierce roaring
of the terrible tornado , the crashing of
broken and falling buildings , the sharp
flashes of lightning , rolling thunder and pit
iless rain , combined to produce sensations
of a most horrifying character.
Two minutes of this startling experience
was followed by a new feeling among tho
scattered and terrified survivors moresick-
eningthan that through which they had
just passed. It was the uncertainty of tho
fate of friends and relatives. All who
escaped alive felt sure that many lives wero
certainly lost. When ' he fierceness of tho
storm had passed , and men could commu
nicate with each other , it was found that
all were in darkness. The gas works wera
destroyed and all tho streetlights were out.
Only by the lightning were the frightened
people enabled to catch glimmers of tho
desolation which had wrecked their littlo
city. Friends called for friends , and as
answers came the first shock of the dread
was relieved. The number of deaths was
The next duty was to search for the im
prisoned and wounded. In this there was
a prompt and whole-hearted effort. Torches
were improvised , and wherever cries were
heard ready aid was given. More than
that , the debris was overturned to see if
any more dead could be found. With
cheerful welcome the doors ol such houses
as were not destroyed were opened to _ the
homeless ones who had been driven into
the rain. In many cases they were utterly
bereft of their household goods. The night
was a fearful one , but it was full of helping
work for the strong.
With daylight came the most heartrend
ing spectacle. The fair town of the diiy be-
ore lay torn and wrecked. Thedisordered
streets were well nigh impassable , for trees
and parts of the houses were cast into
them. The worst of all was the sight of the
poor , who had lost all and who had no
place. They wandered hopelessly about
as if they were strangers. Of course people
whose houses were not ruined began at
once to care for their fellow-sufferers and
the farmers soon began to pour into town
from curiosity but at the same time bring
ing substantial aid for the destitute. Be
fore the day ended the council had taken
formal action by organizing a relief com
mittee and by night much was done to wards
preventing actual privation.
The great wonder is that more lives were
not lost. In the Odd Fellows hall forty
members were gathered at a meeting in the
second story when the storm came. The
building was literally thrown down yet
none were injured. Thirty-one went down
with the ruins and escaped , while nine
clung to the walls adjoining tho block and
were rescued by ladders.
Reports from various parts of Ohio and
Indiana show that the storm which devas
tated Washington C. H. was widespread.
In Miami county its course was due cast.
At Colesville in that county two barns and
one house were blown down and three of
the inmates seriously injured. On the
other side of the Miami several buildings
were damaged. Frame house were blown
From their foundation. The path of tho
storm was forty rods ' .o a half mile wide.
At Cambridge the city house was blown
flown. At Dublin and Napoleon , 0. , and
Seymour , Ind. , much damage is reported
but no lives lost.
A. BONANZA FOR THE UNION PACIFIC.
President Adams Shotcs His Able Financier
ing and Booms the Rnad.
The important negotiations which for
some time past have been quietly carried
on between President Adams , of the Union
Pacific and representatives of certain lead
ing Boston banking houses were concluded
on the 10th. Under the agreement reached
the firms in question are to take a largo
amount of the bonds of the railroad com
pany of various issues , paying cash thjre-
lor. Provision is also made for taking up
(6,000,000 of the outstanding floatinjcsecu-
ritiea of the company as they mature be
tween now and the close of theyear. None of
the money thus furnished the company is
For less than threeyears. Itis understood ,
however , that a portion of it , if tho compan ;
BODelects , can be paid olf at an earlie
period. The average rate of interest wil
be something less than 5 per cent. Tin
company agrees for a certain length * o
time to place no more of its securities o
tho issue specified on the market except a
the request of the firms in question.
This arrangement provides also for al
outstanding notes of the company and thi
balance of the floating debt , ropresentinj
tho pay rolls , non-accrued coupons and ac
counts with other railroad companies
Tho whole transaction amounts to thosah
of tho lands and a loan on collateral. Ex
actly what tha agreement is cannot b <
learned. Neither aro tho securities sole
and pledged known , though it is presumed
that they aro the St. Joo and Westorr
bonds , of which tho company hold about
SPAIN'S EQUANISlITf DISTURBED.
War or Revolution SaiH to be the Watchworc
Riotous Procetdtnys in 3Iadrid.
Madrid telegram : A sensation wai
caused this morning on tha receipt of im
portant news from the Caroline islands ,
Spanish war ships reached Yap , ouo of the
islands , on tho 21st ult. and occupied it in
the name of Spain. The Spanish officers
were dilatory in landing troops , and on the
24th of the same month a German gunboat
arrived , and although it was 7 o'clock in
the evening , tho German commander in-
stantly-landed a body of marines and sail
ors and hoisted the German flag over the
island. Tho Spanish officials made an en
ergetic protest against this action , and on
the latter'a refusal to recede from their po
sition telegraphed to Madrid for instruc
tions. A conflict between tho Germans
and Spanish there is feared. On receipt ol
the above news the ministers wero at once
summoned to a cabinet council and King
Alfonso advised of the strained situation.
His majesty telegraphs that ho will arrive
in Madrid to-morrow. Excitement over
the German occupation of Yap is intense ,
and the populace is wild with rage. A
large crowd gathered in front of the German
embassy and attacked the building. They
tore down the coat-of-arms and dragged ifc
through the streets to Puerto del Sol ,
where they burned it in front of the oflico
of the minister of the interior , with yells of
"Down with Germany. " After venting
their anger , the mob proceeded to the
French embassy and cheered frantically.
The crowd had by this time grown to
considerable ) proportions , and fears being
entertained of a serious riot , troops were
ordered to clear the streets. The crowd
slowly retired before the military. The
council of ministers adopted a proposition
to court-martial the governor of Yap and
commanders of the two Spanish war ships
which arrived there on the 21st for neglect
of duty the latter in not immediately gar
risoning the island on their arrival , and
the former for not hoisting the Spanish
flag _ and proclaiming the suzerainty of
Spain over the island. The report that a
German squadron had sailed for the Caro
line islands is confirmed.
Count Saltns Sonncwalde , German em-
bassador , has returned to the legation in
in this city from La Grangia. He was
escorted by a strong military guard. King
Alfonso has also returned to the city and
is now presiding at the cabinet meeting.
Everything is now orderly throughout the
city , although the most intense excitement
An important meeting of leading liberals
was held at the residence of Senor Sagosti.
After discussing the Caroline question it
was resolved that the occupation of the
island of Yap by German gunboats should
be considered equivalent to a "declaration
of war ; " that if a crisis in the government
should occur and the liberals bo called into
power , they would withdraw Count Do
Benomar , Spanish embassador at Berlin ,
and hand Count Salrus Sonnewalde , Ger
man ambassador at Madrid , his pass
ports. Resolutions also declared that tho
liberals would order the Spanish authori
ties at the Phillippines to recover the ter
ritory in tho Corolines taken possession o
by Germany and to use force if necessary
The above resolutions created a great sen
sation. The government has dismissed
from service the commanders of the two
Spanish men-of-war stationed at Yap. It
is now learned that after tho German com
mander landed a force on the island of Yap
and hoisted the German fla ? over that ter
ritory , that the Spanish vessels , San Feun-
tin and Manila cleared decks for action and
the Manila was about to fire upon the Ger
man gunboat when she was signaled to de
sist , which she did very reluctantly. A
third Spanish vessel , the'Velactors. has ar
rived in Yap bay.
A Madrid correspondent telegraphs that
successive editions of newspapers contain
ing accounts of the German occupation of
Yap were eagerly bought by tho people last
evening and the streets were crowded by
excited groups discussing the question. Tho
news aroused a patriotic feeling among all
classes , who are intensely angered against
Germany for the step sho has taken. The
greatest irritation prevails in military and
naval circles over the affair. A civil guard
succeeded in saving fragments of the Ger
man coat of arms from a bonfire in front
of tho oflico of the minister of tho interior.
The German legation is now guarded by
cavalry , infantry and artillery. The Ger
man consul has secured permission to tele
graph his government at Berlin tho condi
tion of affairs at Madrid.
THE CHOLERA AT MARSEILLES.
Consul JTosou JTafces Report to the State De
Consul Mason , at Marseilles , has sent to
the state department a further report
dated August 27 , on tho cholera epidemic.
He says : "Accepting these statistics aa
now published here they are undoubtedly
quite below the truth : The deaths from
Asiatic cholera in Marseilles since the 20th
inst. , inclusive , have numbered by days as
follows : 46 , 49 , 46 , 45 , 45 , 39 , 27. Total
deaths from all causes during the same
days : 102 , 118 , 92 , 76 , 88 , 70 , 63. This ,
considering that the normal death rate o !
Marseilles is less than thirty per day. is n
frightful record , and shows that typhus
and typhoid fevers arc ravaging this reek
ing city with a vehemence scarcely less
deadly than that of cholera itself. " Mr.
Mason , says that the departures from the
city number 2.000 per day , but there has
been no panic like that of 18S4 , the public
mind having been gradually prepared for
developments which for a time were sup
pressed by the city government and press.
With the exception of , perhaps , four or five
comparatively new and handsome streets ,
the pestilence has this year invaded every
part of the municipality and its suburbs.
The cholera has diminished notably in
some of the streets and quarters where it
first appeared a month ago , and this , with
the slowly-increasing Imt still small per
centage of cases that recover , are the only
present indications that the pestilence haa
spent its most malignant force. The new- .
est peculiarity of the cholera , both at
Toulon and Marseilles , Mr. Mason says , is
a tendency to complication at an ea rly
stage with typhoid fever , a combination
from which few patients aro ever rescued.
Pansies , mignonette , sweet alysum ,
and many other Mowers , will bloom
much better if no flower is alloed to
seed.Tho largest turkeys are the most pro
fitable. It costs but little more to fat
8OJIJS POLITICAL ( JOSSIP.
Prohibitionists of New York have nonv
inated H. Clay Bascom for governor.
J. W. Northrup.the greenback-labor can-
didato for governor of Ohio , on tho 6th
inat. challenged Gov. Hoadly to a series ol
Tho republicans of Cayuga county , New
York , will present tho name of Wm. H.
Seward , jr. , as a candidate for tho nomina
tion for governor ,
Washinton specials say that nobody
thero believes the story that Postmastei
General Vilas is to retire from tho cabinet
and become minister to Austria.
The following aro among tho leading
names mentioned in connection with th
democratic nomination for governor o >
Now York ; David B. Hill , now governor ;
Edward Cooper , ex-mayor of New York
city ; John H. Robb , state senator ; Rose-
well B. Flower , ex-congressman ; Joseph J
O'Donohue , ex-presidential elector ; William.
Dorsheimer , United States district attor
ney ; Andrew Green , assemblyman ; Henry
W. Slocum , member of congress ; H. A. Nel
son , ex-secretary of state ; Daniel Manning ,
secretary of the treasury ; Daniel Lock-
wood , ex-member of congress.
In tho North Methodist Episcopal con
ference at Berea , Ohio , resolutions declar
ing that no Methodist preacher occupying
pastoral relation has a right to become >
candidate for a political office was defeated
by a-vote of 57 to 58. A heated discus
sion was precipitated by tho resolution ,
and one clergyman , who was a candidati
on tho prohibition ticket for member of
tho assembly , declared that if tho resolu
tion passed he wanted to bo placed on the
superannuated list. Bishop Merrill , oi
Chicago , declared that no Methodist min
ister had a right to mingle in politics. A
resolution declaring the conference was not
responsible for tho individual or political
alliances of any minister or layman.waa
What is Set Forth in Their Platform of Prin
In the Massachusetts prohibition con
vention Charles B. Knight , of Worcester ,
was nominated for lieutenant-governor.
The following resolutions were adopted :
First Uncompromising opposition to
the importation , manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors as a beverage. Wo
demand the enactment and enforcement of
rigid prohibitory laws , and when such laws
have been faithfully enforced wo will be pre
pared to answer the question whether pro
hibition prohibits. Prohibitions statues
secured by non-partisan means can only de
clare war against the liquor traffic , while
to obtain actual prohibition it is oven more-
essential to secure fidelity to our principles
in the'executive than the legislative depart
Third Women having interests to he-
promoted and rights to bo protected , and
having ability for the discharge of political
duties , should have the same right to voto
and to be voted for as is accorded men.
Fourth We are heartily in favor of tho
compulsory introduction of temperance
text books in our schools.
Fifth We denounce the murder of peace
ful Chinese laborers in Wyoming territory
as an infamous libel upon civilization , and
we recognize the right of every person on
our soil to the equal protection of our
Sixth We deprecate hostility between
the workingtnen and their employers , be
lieving that their true interests arc one.
We earnestly recommend the principle of
arbitration in cases where their interests
are supposed to differ.
Seventh The reform of the civil service
and every other measure of enlightened
policy can best be strengthened by tho
overthrow of the great corrupting power
which centers in saloons and barrooms.
Eighth Upon these principles wo invoke r
the sober judgment of all our fellow citizens
and the blessings of Almighty God.
HE ACTS BUT WON'T TALK.
Hie Late 3Iaminoth Financial WorJi of Pres
ident Adam * of tho U. I" .
Dispatches from Boston were received at
New York stating that there is evidently
an iron-clad agreement between Kidder ,
Peabody it Co. , Lee , Ilegginson & Co. , and
President Adams of tho Union Pacific to
keep secret the details of the arrangement
by which the floating debt of the company
has been provided for. President Adams
was reported as declining to talk upon tho
subject except to say :
The $ < > .000,000 floating debt which haa
so long been troubling tho company has
been provided for. and on excellent terms ,
too , for tho corporation. Outside infor
mation is to the effect that the company
has sold outright a certain amount of
bonds for cash. In addition it has placed
another large block of its securities in tho
hands of tho banking houses , and has ob
tained a loan on them. On the latter
transaction the lenders have an option to
buy securities outright within certain timo
while a company.
The company has the right to take up
the securities on certain conditions within
certain time. What securities were pledged
and what sold is not known , although the
sales were probably Oregon Short Line and
Kansas Pacific consols , while those pledged
were the St. Joe & Western and more or
less valuable securities of the other roads
of which the Union Pacific has a large sup
THE TRANSFER OF COIN.
It Will bo Done Itij the. Express Companies
Mr. John Hoey , president of the Adams
Express company , had a conference with
Secretary Manning ami Treasurer Jordan
in regard to the transportation of gold and
silver coin , which resulted in an agreement
that hereafter all such shipments shall be
made by the express company in accord
ance with the contract entered into by
Secretary Sherman. This will not , how
ever , interfere with the shipment of five
million dollars i i silver from New Orleans
to Washington on the.United . States
steamers Swatara and Yantic , as the coin
has already been placed on those vessels
and they will set sail in a few days. The
remainder of the coin at New Orleans , , which
is to be transferred to Washinsson , amount
ing to about $15,000,000 , will be sent by
jxpress , and the same mode of transporta
tion will be adopted in the transfer of the
? old coin from San Francisco and silver
coin from Carson City , St. Louis and else
where. The conference-was held at the re-
jmest of Secretary Manning , with a view , it
is understood , to transfer a large amount
of gold and silver coin from distant points ,
where it is lying idle , to the commercial v
centres , where it is more likely to be
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