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NEWS OF NEBEASKA.
THE MISSOURI. The Union Pa
cific railway company is ready to com
mence work on another grand and much
needed improvement at this city. Yester
day General Manager Callaway received a
telegram from the board of directors al
Boston , informing him that they had de
cided to consumate the erection of a new
bridge over the Missouri river here in place
of the present structure , which has become
entirely inadequate to meet tho demands
of traffic and travel compelled to be trans
ported across it.
The new structure is to bo sufficiently
largo for a double track with roadways on
either side to accommodate wagons , street
cars and foot-passengers , and is to * be of
the most approved pattern. Its construc
tion will be under the supervision of George
S. Morrison , on expert and eminent engi
neer of New York , who has already
completed the plans and submit
ted them to the board of direc
tors. They will arrive here
in a few days. Mr. Parkhurst , a gentle
man of ability and skill in the art of bridge-
buihling , is now in the city collecting ma
terial and getting ready to begin operations
at onco. It is expected that the bridge will
be completed by the latter part of 1880 or
early the following season. As the present
supports cannot be economically used for
a bridge of greater capacity , they will be
supplanted with piers of solid masonry.
Air. Callaway says that the building of
this bridge will probably necessitate the
i rearrangement of the company's terminal
facilities at Omaha and that question is
now under consideration.
This is tho biggept move towards benefit
ing and building up Omaha that has been
inaugurated for years. It will do more to
establish the city's future prosperity and
greatness than anything that could have
occurred , besides giving the people what
they have long been wanting a thorough
fare whereby they can cross back and forbh
with teams , by street car , etc. [ Omaha
A PATIENT SUFFERER. There lies at the
home of William Edgar , in North Bend ,
almost unnoticed and unknown , one of the
noblest hearts that ever beat in human
bosom. Were it a military hero , or a mil
lionaire , or a president , or any individual
that the world would lionize lying on hia
princely couch , hourly bulletins would be
heralded over the civilized world announc
ing the state of his pulse , his respiration ,
and every minute circumstance concerning
him. They would state what a noble ,
patient hero he is , how magnanimous and
forgiving , and with what a God-like forti
tude ho bears his surgical operations and
his torturing pain. The glorious Garfield's
struggles for life were not more earnest , or
his distress more patiently borne , than are
the struggles and agonies and woes of this *
noble , lion-hearted Raper. Until brought
to North Bend he believed that he would
recover , but it is believed that ho now cher
ishes but little hope. He is ready , however ,
to meet his fate with tho fortitude of a
moral hero. He cherishes no bitter feelings
of revenge. WBen asked if his murderer
should be hung , if he died , his reply bespoke
a heart too deep for human conception.
"Let him go to care for his family , they
need his life and hisprotection. " If he dies
he will die with forgiveness on his lips , but
he will combat the king of terrors with a
brave and noble heroism. Yes , the well-
directed blow of Kimbrough is likely to de
prive the earth of one of its noblest spirits ,
and should the assassin's base heart bleed
a thousand deaths.it could never atonefor
the Bufferings and death of that noble , pa
tient , manly , magnanimous and forgiving
heart that is buffeting death so manly on
his lowly couch in North Bend. North
IfEOVS bTAlE MATTERS.
THE result of the state fair week's work
by thj Lincoln police force folded its tents
-and silently stole away the other evening.
In other words seventeen of the crooks ar
rested during fair week , who were kept in a
room by themselves , dug out through the
stone walls of the city dungeon and fled.
AT Lincoln , William Shanklin got on the
wrong train when he started for his home
'at Fairmont. He jumped off when he dis
covered his error , and was instantly killed.
THE new printed docket for the October
term of the Douglas county district court
was issued last week. It includes 8G4 coses
or 112 more than last term. The term
begins October G and ends November 13.
JACK NUGENT , a notorious character of
Omaha , was arrested in Lincoln for ganr
bling and fined § 27.60.
War. GEORGE and M. F. Barry , arrested
on the fair grounds at Lincoln , for running
a lottery , were up before the United States
commissioner on the charge of counterfeit
ing. The alleged counterfeit consisted of a
representation of a stack of 520 gold pieces
It showed on its face that it was not made
lor the purpose.of passing ns money and
the men were dismissed. They were then
taken before Judge Barker where they
pleaded guilty to running a lottery and
were fined $25 and costs each.
THE most impressive spectacle of tho
great exhibition just closed at least to tho
pastoral eye saya the Lincoln Journal ,
was the grand review procession of prem
ium horses and cattle. It occurred the last
day of the fair. The magnificent succession
of herds of horses and cattle that had been
designated as the best where all were gooc
passing around the grounds and being re
viewed at Board headquarters by Gov.
Dawes , who was supported by alarge group
of distinguished citizens. The band was at
the head of the line of march , the move
ments being directed by General Superin
tendentBowen , and when the column broke
into a trot after passing the reviewing stanc
the scene was inspirins to a degree quit *
foreign to fair occasions.
RET. Gonsr will expound the gospel in
Blair another year , behaving been retainer
in his charge by the recent conference.
THE prohibitionists of Seward county
have put a full ticket in the field.
THE following was sent ont from Lincoln
to the associated press : A careful estimate
o ! the corn crop in Nebraska places the
yield at a considerable greater figure than
has ever before been known. The itat *
board of agriculture places the yield for the
A WRECK occurred on the Union Pacific
near North Bend , the locomotive and four
teen cnrs being ditched by a cow that got
under the wheels.
THE late grand jury of Otoe county rec
ommends that the jail be prepared and a
"cage" be secured for "close-confinement"
EvEHYuonYback from the state fair have
nothing but good words for the show and
its management. It was not only the best
state fair Nebraska ever held , but ahead of
anything in the northwest.
state at 150,000 bushels. The weather la
favorable , and there is little danger ol
THE new chemical equipment at the state
university cost $10,000 ; that for botanical
instruction $5,000 , and those for geology
ANNA SEIFERT et al. , and Elizabeth Rob
erts et al. , have begun suit against the city
ol Lincoln for $5,000 damages each.
A LITTLE girl named Stella Hiller has a
column and a half letter published in the
Falls City News relating her alleged kidnap
ping by one J. W. Martin , of Palls City ,
and the experience that followed.
JOHN GILFEATHER suicided at Omaha the
other night , choosing an outhouse as the
place for "shuffling olf. " It is not known
why ho did thus.
THE citizens of Kearney offered a bonus
of $13,000 , forty acres of land and 100
town lots if the Methodists would locate a
seminary there. Owing to some misunder
standing the church authorities have post
poned their acceptance of the offer.
THE Young Men's Christian Association
of Omaha , are casting about for the where
withal with which to erect a building.
KEARNEY experienced its first fire last
weak. No much damage was done.
THE Harlan county fair will bo held Octo
ber Gth , 7th and 8th , at Orleans.
THE Methodist Episcopal church of David
City has just come to the close of a very
successful conference year , under the earn
est ministry of Rev. A. 0. Crosthwaite.
Last Sunday eight persons were baptized ,
and thirteen received into full membership
with the church ; the Sunday preceding there
were fourteen persons baptized and twenty-
taken into full membership. The total
present membership is 194.
HASTING'S new skating rink is to cost
THE Blue Ribbon club of Fremont have
leased a building formerly occupied as a
saloon and will hold regular meetings
REV. BLOSE , of Fremont , has completed
one year as pastor of the Presbyterian
church of that place , and has been re-en
gaged for another 365 days.
THE Lincoln stock yards have been dedi
cated to the business for which they uiti in-
ended. The first lot of stock run in to be
ed consisted of four cars.
A YOU.NG man living about a mile from
Juniata named T. J. Laton , while in a tem
porary fit of insanity attempted to commit
uicide by taking laudanum but was dis-
overed in time and by the aid of physi-
ians his life was saved.
THE City National bank of Hastings has
onsolidated with the Merchants' of the
ame city , giving them a capital of $500-
THE store of E. H. Burrows , 'Palmyra ,
was broken into , but the burglars did not
ind much that they cared to take away.
OVER two hundred ministers were in at
tendance at the Nebraska conference of the
M. E. church recently held at Seward.
THE Beatrice Street Railway company is
negotiating with a contractor from Musca
tine , Iowa , for the construction of the line
at Beatrice. It is probable that a contract
vill be made in a day or two and work be
gin at once. _
DEPUTY SHERIFF HIRAM SAVAGE , of Gage
county , was severely injured by being
; hrown from a buggy by a runaway horse.
A DESCENT w'as made last week upon the
luilding and harness stock of Jacob John
son at Ashland. The creditors who held a
mortgage and foreclosnd the same was the
Omaha house of Collins & Co.
JOHN ARNOLD , of Arapahoe , had both
Dones of his lelt leg broken near the ankle
jy his horse falling on him.
MR. McGiNLEY , living southeast of Arap
ahoe , is out by fire one hundred and
twenty-five tons of hay , one wagon , two
sets of harness , three saddles , stables ,
granaries , plows and cultivators. Eight
icad of horses were in the stable at the
time the fire started , but fortunately were
saved. All this property Mr. McG. might
still possess had the matches been kept
where his young son could not have got
hold of them.
AT Hastings there has been formed aland
and building association , with a capital
stock of $1,000,000. The names of the
incorporators are not given in the articles
of incorporation. The object of the incor
poration is to aid in the erection of build
ings in the city of Hastings.
WASHINGTON special to the Omaha Her
ald ; Secretary Manning is favorably in
clined toward Judge Calhoun , of Nebraska
City , as the right man for collector of in
ternal revenue. The other candidates are
Judge Crawford , of Niobrara ; State Sena
tor Sherwin , of Fremont , and Samuel A.
Herman , of Omaha. Vice-President Hen-
dricks is working for Herman , who is his
brother-in-law. George Pritchitt , of Omaha ,
is ahead for United States attorney.
Frank Ireland , of Nebraska City , will get
the United States marshalship whenever a
change is made , which will not be soon.
The applicants for marshal are W. T. Can
ada and M. B. Taylor , of Nebraska City ,
and "Euclid Martin and J. E. Reilly , ol
Omaha. The two latter show considera
ble strength and Martin is said to be
backed by Charlie Brown and SterlingMor-
ton , although Morton had previously en
dorsed another man.
THE Union Pacific company has adopted
and commenced to consummate a new
cheme for placing telegraph poles along ita
line. At every mile and a half stak a nice ,
straight pole is to be planted and painted
with the distance from Omaha posted in
figures on cither side , so large that they
can easily be seen when trains are sliding
along at the rate of fifty miles an hour.
A SPECIAL election will be held in Sewarc
October 16 to vote on the question o !
waterworks. The estimated cost of the
works is * ? 20.000.
FIFTEEN new brick store buildings have
been added to Schuyler since December 1
last , or are nojr building.
MR. JAMES LOUDON , a young man living
with his brother a few miles west of Clay
Center , shot himself fatally last week. He
became unbalanced mentally over alova
THE special delivery system will be in
augurated at the Omaha postoffico on the
1st of October.
AT the Omaha stock-yards a j oung man
named Spetler fiUdd-up with strong drink ,
laid down on the railroad track and was
cut completely in two by the pondrous
wheels of the locomotive.
HON. N. K. GRIGGS , of Beatrice , was a
victim of thieves who swarmed the state
fair grounds at Lincoln. He lost $25.
AN unknown man , poorly dressed and
supposed to be a tramp , was killed at Pa-
pillion by being run over by a freight train.
He attempted to climb on the train while
in motion , and missinghis hold fell beneath
No DEFINITE action willl be taken in the
matter of water works at Hastings until
the committee meets which has been ap
pointed to investigate and learn the prob
able cost of a system.
THE deficit of the Ofnaha fair is about
DAVID CITY had a $ fi,000 fire a few nights
ago. Supposed to be incendiary.
DURING a severe coughing spell the child
of Perry Barnes , of Palmyra , who some
time since was troubled with a kernel of
corn in his windpipe , expelled the obstruc
tion and is now recovering strength. The
case is remarkable , as the kernel , a large
red one , had held its position foe five
weeks and two days. The parents aro
very greatly relieved as well as the child.
THE Christian church people of Omaha
will erect a new church , one gentleman hav
ing given a lot. and $1.000 toward the
WARREN VAUGHN , the man who found
the body of Frederick Spctman. the Iowa
farmer , near Nebraska City , received the
reward of $50 offered.
BOONE COUNTY showed up with wonder
ful exhibits at its first fair , held last * - \ eek.
THE Lincoln officials very kindly furn
ished free transportation to persons at
tending the. state fair who were so unfortu
nate as to be left temporarily penniless by
Tnn contiact for building Pierce's school
house has been let for $2,700.
CoNGREssMANDoRSEYwillgive an address
on the occasion of the Burt county fair.
A NUMBER of farmers around Humphrey
mve lost heavily by the hog disease.
MANAGERS of the Platte county fair are
istonished at thelack of interest exhibited
by the farmers theicin.
Senator Vance is to build a fine mansion
on his estate at Black Mountain , B. C.
Dr. Gatling , of Gatling gen fame , is an
enthusiast on the subject of American coast
President Cleveland's eye never waniTcrs ,
but looks steadily in the face of anyone to
whom he speaks.
Lieut. Greely has had to give up his pro
jected trip to Europe on account of the
state of his health.
Secretary Lamar laughs at the report
that his health is being undermined by tpo
close attention to work.
King Alfonso must begin to believe that
Bismarck is playing the game of "heade I
win , tails you lose" with him.
Dr. Ward , the President's companion in
rural retreat , says Cleveland walked five
miles every morning and without fatigue.
Miss Mary Anderson will bring back her
stepfather with her. Many of her admir
ers here in America had hoped she might
It is estimated that Miss Cleveland's
book will net her about $50,000. Her
brother will have to work a whole year to
make that amount.
A society woman in New York is wearing
deep mourning for her dog which died three
months ago. Whenshegets to half mourn
ing she will wear black and tan.
The Kins of Bravarla Hopelessly Mad.
London dispatch : There fs no longer any
possibility of doubt that Ludwig II. , King of
3ravaria , is hopelessly mad. The fact wil.
soon be formally recognized by the BravariaD
Landtag by voting to pay the enormous debs
of the Kin : * under the State's guarantee on
the condition that the Landtag stall hereaf.
, er have absolute control over the finances of
the royal household. The King's insanity
has lately taken a less frantic and more
'urious form. He no longer delights In listen.
; n < r in solitude to costly operas or In building
palaces where they can never be used , but he
imuse himself by knocking down his cour
tiers and treat ng'hls soldiers and attendants
with the utmost crueltv. Recently he had an
attack of toothache , and. the leading dentist
of Munich was sumiioned to attend Mm. The
dentist infortued his majesty that the tooth
must be extracted , but that tne operation
could not be penorined pa'nlessly without
the use of chloroform. The king declared that
this was SL conspiracy to kill 11m and refused
to submit to the anesthetic , but orden d the
dentist to proceed. The dentist extracted
the tooth , and , or course , caused eome utter
in ? . The king bellowed with pain , and roared
"Yon redolde ; you deserve to be torn t
plf ces by wild bulls ! "
He then made a rush for the dentist , but
the latter fled for his life and succeeded ia
escaping from the palace.
Scientists claim tha t cigarette sin ok
ing leads to idiocy. We do not know
how true this is , bat are satisfied that
idiocy laads to cigarette smoking.
A LETTER FROST'TUE PRESIDENT ,
Being Answer to One Indicted by Donna *
U. Eaton , Tendering Ills Resignation as
Chairman of the CMl Service Commission.
In answer to the letter of resignation of
Dorman B. Eaton as chninnnn of the civil
service committee , President Cleveland re
plies as follows :
EXECUTIVE MANSION , WASHINGTON , D. C. ,
September 11. The Hon. Dorman B.
Eaton My Dear Sir : I am in receipt of
your letter tendering your resignation as a
member of the board
of civil service com
missioners. I cannot refrain from express
ing my sincere regret that you have deter
mined to withdraw from a position in the
public service where your intelligent per
formance of duty has been of inestimable
value to the country. The friends of civil
service reform , and those who desire good
government , fully appreciate your devotion
to the cause in which you early enlisted ,
and they have seen with satisfaction that
your zeal and faith have not led you to
suppose thut the reform in which you were
engaged is unsuited to its rules which ordi
narily govern progress in human affairs , or
that it should at once reach perfection and
universal acceptance. You have been will
ing patiently to accept the good results as
they step by step could be gained , holding
every advance with unyielding steadfast
ness.The success which thus far has attended
the work of civil service reform is largely
due to the fact that its practical friends
have proceeded upon the theory that
real and healthy progress can only bo
made ns such of tho people who cherish
pernicious political ideas , long fostered
and encouraged by vicious partizanship ,
are persuaded that the change contem
plated by icform offers substantial im
provements and benefits. Reasonable
toleration for old prejudices , graceful recog
nition of every aid , sensible utilization of
every instrumentality that promises assis
tance , and constant effort to demonstrate
the advantage of tho new order of things ,
are the means by which this reform move
ment will surmount the opposition of in
corrigible spoilsmen , and cause tho measure
to be placed upon a sound foundation.
Of course there should be no surrender of
principle nor backward step , and all tho
laws for the enforcement of reform should
be rigidly executed , but the benefits which
its principles promise will not be fully real
ized unless the acquiescence of the peopleis
added to the stern assertion of thedoctrine
and the vigorous execution of the laws. It
is a source of congratulation that there aro
so many friends of civil-servicerefornl mar
shaled on tho practical side of the question
and that the number is notgrcater of those
who profess friendliness for the cause and
with supercilious self-righteousness dis
credited ever.x effort not in exact accord
with their attenuated ideas , decry with
carping criticism the labor of those actual
ly in the field of reform , and , ignoring con
ditions which bound and qualify every
struggle for radical improvement in the
affairs of government , demand immediate
and complete perfection.
The reference in your letter to tho atti
tude of the members of my cabinet to the
merit of the system established by the civil
service law , besides being entirely correct ,
exhibits an appreciation of honest en
deavor in the direction of reform and a dis
position to do justice to proved sincerity
which is most gratifying. If such treat
ment of those men upon whom the duty
rests of administering the government ac
cording to reform methods , was the univer
sal rule , and if the embarrassments and
perplexities attending such an administra
tion were fairly regarded by all those pro
fessing to bo friendly to such methods , the
avowed enemies of the cause would be af
forded less encouragement.
I believe in civil service reform and its
application in the most practical forms
attainable , among other reasons , because
it opens tho door for rich and poor alike to
participate in _ public place-holding , and I
hope the time is at hand when our people
will see the advantage of a reliance forsuch
an opportunity , upon merit and fitness in
stead of a dependence upon the caprice or
selfish interests of those who impudently
stand between the people and the machine
ry of their government. In the one case a
reasonable intelligence and education ,
which is freely furnished or forced upon tho
youth of our land , are the credentials to
Dffice ; in the other , tho way is found in the
Favor secured by a participation in partisan
work , after unfitting a person morally , if
not mentally and physically , for the re
sponsibility and duties of public employ
You will agree with me , I tliink ,
that the support which has been
jiven to the present administration
in its efforts to preserve and ad
vance this reform by a party restored to
power after an exclusion for many years
! rom participation in the places attached
! } o public service , confronted with a system ,
precluding the redistribution of such places
in its interest , called upon to surrender
advantages which from perverted partisan
ship the American people had thought be
longed to success , and perturbed with the
suspicion always aroused in such an emer-
; ency , that their rights in the conduct of
the reform had not been scrupulously re
garded , should receive due acknowledg
ment and should confirm our belief that
there is a sentiment among tho people bet
ter than tho desire to hold office , and a
patriotic impulse upon which may safely
rest the integrity of our institutions and
the strength and perpetuity of our govern
I have determined to request you to re
tain your present position untit the first
day of November next , at which time your
resignation may becomo operative.
I desire to express my entire confidence
in your attachment to the cause of civil
service reform , and your ability to render
it efficient aid , and I indulge in the hope
and expectation that notwithstanding the
acceptance of your resignation your inter
est in the object for which you have labored
so assiduously will continue beyond the
official term which you surrender. Yours
very truly , GROVER CLEVELAND.
Hio Steamer HumacoVrcckoa and
Ten Men Browned.
A dispatch from St. John , N. B. , gives
aews of the loss of the steamer , Huraaco. Ii
n-ent ashore on Wallace ledge , near Grand
Uenan , was driven off into deep water am.
lank. Ten or twelve men on board were
Irowned. She had been on the ledgi
ilnce August 15 , and was recently sold t <
Donald McNeill , of New York. J
Griffith , of St John , and others 01
; he men , drowned were workmen win
were placed o"n board to float the steamer
All were residents of SL John or Portland ,
and with one or two exceptions married , wub
families dependin on tuem. The names 01
the lost are : James Gritlith , James Isa ler.
Robt Johnson , Jas. Strybem , Jas. Clark
Bartholomew J. Armstrong , Heury Stock
house , Alex. Scribner , Sam'l Senbnur , Jerl
miahUaler ; a bov and perha s one or twi
others. Thedl-aster was the most terribl.
that ever oct-urred at that place. A tug lei >
the city with another load of workmei
but fortunately they got no nearer thai
Gran Menan. The tug went to the wreci
and oifered to take the men ol
but they said they would stay by her. Ai
hour afterward they seemed to have changec
thenmind , but it was too late , for the se >
was running very high and the tug could no-
reach the wreck.
All stations along the coast report the gal.
unusually heaw , accompanied everywhere b ;
ueayy rains. Jluch damage was done to tl
telegraph wiies. The wind was blowing tf
mile an hour in Boston , and 50 miles outside
jjisutera at sea are expected to be great.
GENERAL NEWS AND NOTES.
Mitlert of Interest Touched Upon by PIVM
Veto * QaUi&reri
While visiting the St. Louis Exposition a
correspondent met Secretary Dana of the Ex
celsior Manufacturing company of that city.
His company Is known throughout tbe coun
try as the manufacturers of the celebrated
Charter Oak stoves and ranges. One of tho
most elegant and ingeniously arranged dis
plays of the exposition is that of this firm. It
consists of elegantly finished stoves of theli
patterns so adjusted as to revolve by machin
ery and give the appearance of radiating light
and heat. This magnificent display is the ad
miration of all who behold it , both on account
of Its scenic effect and the excellence of the
Wm. P. Organ , manager of a farm on WaL
nut bottoms , near Henderson , Ky. , had an en
counter with Thomas Curtis , a young man In
his employ , which ended In Or an beating
Curtis down with a gun and cutting hlj
throat from ear to ear. Death followed un
mediately. Jealousy was the cause.
Olson , who is supposed to have outragec
and murdered Miss McEwen a few days ago
was lynched by a mob at Olga , Dakota. Ha
was identified by another girl whom he as
saulted while endeavoring to escape.
Casper Percy , engineer on the PIttsburg ,
McKcesport & Youghioghenv railroad , was
shot and almost Instantly killed by Jamea
Stewart , wei'hnuster for the samo road-
Stewart Is now In the lock-up with threats oJ
lynching from the friends of Percy. No causa
is assigned for the act.
Secretary Lamar , has received a tclogram
from the director of the Union Pacific railroad
at Rock Springs , Wyoming , to the effect that
owing to the hostility against the road for
employing Chinese labor Its property was iu
danger. This telegram was referred to the
President for such action as he might see fit
The threatened trouble in ttic Dikota con-
st'tutional convention was adjusted by the
adoption of a su * stitute for Campbell's sul > -
stitution for the bill of ri hfs , which declares
all rolitic.il \ over in ! ercnt in the people
All free government founded on their authcr-
itv they hive the right to alter the forms of
governments and declare that Dsikota is an
inseparable part of the Union , and the federal
crnstitution is the supreme law of the land.
All the white miners at Rock Springs ,
Wjoming. went out on a strike Sept 21.
General Manager Callaway. of the Union
Padfic , has offered the men free transporta
tion if they leaVi within a week or ten days ,
otherwise they must pay full fare if they
travel by railroad. Mr. Calhway says hU
company Las determined that the men en
gaged in the recent outrage on the Chines *
shall .not be employed by them. The Chinese
went to work , but serious trouble is appro-
A dispatch from Marlon , Ind. , reports the
killing of Andrew Caiings , a farmer residing
eight miles from that place. Sam , a 17 year
old son , a = criLes the act to a brother , Ira ,
aged 19. The latter and his mother state that
, he neighbors had attacked the house with a
view of driving them from the neighborhood ,
and that the old man was killed while resist
ng. His sons and w ife remained In bed after
, he arrival of the officers , and during the pro-
press of the inquest manifested no interest.
A verdict of parricide was returned. The two
sons were placed under arrest and the mother
will be arrested.
The Centennial temperance conference con
vened in Philadelphia , Sept. 23d with Gen.
Clinton B. Fisk , cf New Jersey , in the chair.
The : committee on credentials reported that
there were present 346 delegates tfrom twenty
states , one territory , the Province of Ontario
and Nova Scotia. Several addresses were do
it ered , among them one by Miss Willard , on
"A Century's Evolution in Tempor-mce. "
Several short papers were read by the dele
; ates present. The rj , ort of the Order of
sons of Temperance showed that 2,2oOC03
persons had been initiated into membership ,
and that the order had raised $8,403COD for
; emperance purposes. Mrs. J. Elkn Foster ,
of Iowa , addressed tho conference on the
question of Constitutional Prohibition.
The Chicago Daily News prints the second
of its series of ' Revelation" articles. It con
tains the statements of a. nuiuler of saloon
keepers and ex-saloon keepers , setting forth
that unless tribute is paid to the police of the
west side and liberal contributions made to
successfully carry elections , their establish
ments ire raided and the business made sc
unprofitable they soon tire and are glad to
close up to make room for those who are in
better favor with the "gang. "
A special from Johnston , S. C. , says that
0. T. Culbreath was hnched recently at
Edgefield court house. He was charged with
killing William Hammond , \oung man whc
was guarding the house of Mrs. Culbjeath ,
from wl.om her husband was separated. He
was taken by a mob from his lawyer's ollice
while he was waiting to get bail , and was
taken out of town , shot several times and
left for dead. He revived , walked into town
made a statement implicating several lynch
crs ana died. He denied his guilt to the
At the final session of the fourth annual
meeting of the forestry congress held ic
Boston , the election of officers resulted pros
Ident , Hon. Wanan Higley , * New York ; first
vice president , Hon. J. Joley , Quebec ; treas
urer , J. G. Hicks. Rosljn , N. Y. Committees
ere appointed to memorialise the governor !
and legislatures of thearious states to se
cure legislation for the protection of forcsti
and encourage the cultivation of trees.
WHAT THE COjrPAJFT WH.T DO.
Situation of Affairs at Hock Springs Inter
view With an Official.
Salt Lake telegram : Mr. Bromley , as
sistant to President Adams , who represents
the company in the matter of the Rock
Springs difficulty , has been in the city to
day. Interviewed by a representative of
the associated press , ho was asked if the
reports are true. He said in his belief the
company would turn over the road to the
United States government in event of a
general strike. He said he was , of course ,
not authorized to speak for the company ,
but had no doubt the statement heretofore
published was substantially correct , that
sooner than submit to the demand of tha
strikers that the Chinese should be excluded
from the mines and the men guilty of mur
der , robbery and arson be restored to their
positions unpunished and almost would , -
surrender themanagementpromptly to the
United States government. He was asked
what he thought as to the outlook at Bock
Springs to-morrow morning , and said ha
had not at any time believed the Knights of
Labor organization would put themfielyea
in so false a position as to undertake to jus
tify the outrage at Rock Springs by a gen
eral strike. Hejiad heard the testimony oJ
Rock Springs citizens and miners presented
to him as a representative of the company ,
and subsequently in letter form to the gov
ernment directors , and had not been able-
to discover a single fact which justifies in
the remotest degree tho recent occurrence.
He was confident the government directory
were of the same opinion after they heard
tho discharged miners , and their friends-
and sympathizers present. their own views-
of the situation. He was asked if the com-
pany had serious apprehensions astotrja-
situation. So far as he knew , hesaidi-Je-
believed tho directors were perfectly con
tent to Submit the question as it now - I
stands. If a general strike is ordered upon
this state of facts , it will go out of th
hands of the management of the company
and become a question for the American
people to decide. The directors of the com
pany are trying to manage its affairs in
such a way as to give no just cause of com
plaint to any of its employes , but will not
be put in a position to justify such out
rages as were perpetrated at Rock
Springs. They will not avoid or evade-
tho issuo with tho miners Bothers ol
their employes upon this question. As it
now stands they are prepared to resume-
work in tho mines to-morrow morning and
offer employment to all miners who desire
to go to work who were not engaged in the
recent disturbance. If any orgauized at
tempt is made to obatruct them in tho
peaceable operation of their mines , they
will do all in their power to avoid obstruc
tions. When they find they are powerless ,
they will simply abdicate and let tho gov-
ernmenttake hold. The government direc
tors E. P. Alexander , of Montana , and
James W. Savage left here this afternoon.
Mr. Bromley , accompanied by Superinten
dent Dickinson , returns to Rock Springs to
await tho issue of the order to open tho
Cheyenne dispatch : Work was resumed
at tho Rock Springs coal mines this morn
ing. All the Chinamen went to work , also
all the white mechanics engineers , black
smiths , firemen and carpenters employed
in the mine. The white coal miners decline
to work and were paid off. Everything is
quiet and no more trouble is anticipated.
JIITATX'S GRAlfD OiD
He lames a STanifeulo that Brings Caresses
to Chamberlain , Hartlngton and Harcoitrt
Instead of Political Jiloics.
London dispatch : Gladstone's mani
festo , tho most delphic utterance he ever
made , has proved tho most successful
pamphleteering of his life. The document
was secretly issued to his political col
leagues as early as last Monday. Its firsb
perceptible effect was the palpable roap-
proachment between Joseph Chamberlain ,
Lord Hartington and Sir AVillinm Vernon
Harcourt , the three most powerful leaders
next to theex-prumier himself in the liberal
party. All three are ambitious men , but
they had been pulling apart and each was
taking a large following along. The radi
cals were going with Chamberlain , the-
whigs with Hartington , and Harcourt was
endeavoring to hold tho mediates to
gether. The liberal party was being sent to
pieces. The manifesto put a stop to tho
ripping and diverging , and the triumvirato
at once set to work to replace tht stitches ,
which by each effort came closer together.
To-diy , a week only having elapsed , tho
liberal party in Great Britain at least is n.
solid unit. Mr. Chamberlain may be said
to be the most rebellious leader in tho
whole liberal party. Before Mr. Glad
stone's utterance. Mr. Chamberlain's radi
cal campaign tour included Glasgow , where
no doubt was entertained that ho would
repeat his pronounced independence. But
tho orator spoke in Glasgow after he had
perused the manifesto , and his speech de
layed the practical abandonment of his in
dependent radicalism and the adoption of
the policy of opportunism and so that has
been with Lord Hartington and Sir William
Vernon Karcourt. They have also indi
cated complete submission to Mr. Glad
stone and have become opportunists.
There are two explanations of these re
markable submissions. No one doubts I J
that if these three leaders had been permit '
ted to persevere in the courses they had }
mapped out for themselves , the liberal
party would have been dismembered. It
was pretty generally thought that Mr.
Gladstone was tired of public life and had
decided to remain out of it. He was im
plored to reconsider this determination
and aHStime the management of the present
campaign for his party , as success in this
campaign was essential to the continued
existence of the liberal party , and absolute
unity was requisite to success.
Mr. Gladstone demanded submission as
the price of his leadership. It is , of course ,
possible to suppose that Chamberlain ,
Hartington and Harcourt consented to
drop their differences out of pure desire to
accomplish the success of their party as a
whole , and to obtain this result pay Mr.
Gladstone's prices , but no doubt can be-
entertained that each of these three men
lias been ambitious to succeed "the grand
old man" in leadership. Circumstances
have demonstrated that the party will at
present accept no leader but him , and that
without him restorationto power is impos
Interesting Exercise * Col. Fred Grant in
The reunion exercises of the Twenty-first
llinois volunteer infantry at Negoa , 111. ,
opened with some splendid music by the
Charleston cornet band in front of head
quarters. The organization of the Twenty-
first then met in tho hall , and committees
verc appointed to fix a date and place of
, he next meetingand ; while the committees
were discussing this question the regiment
proceeded with other business before it ,
ifter Capt. Harlan had opened the meeting
by starting "Dixie , " and all joining in thc-
horus with a vim. Col. Fred Grant arose ,
ind , stating that he had always considered
limself a member of tho Twenty-first , yet
ic would like the word "honorary" strick-
n from before his name on the roster , and
; o be admitted into full and active mem
bership. A motion to that effect was at
once made and seconded , and Capt. Harlan
Hitting the question it was carried with
uch a storm of ayesasmadethe hall fairly
remble. The members then crowded
iround Col. Grant , offering him the right
land of fellowship , and theirs were not the
only eyes dimmed with tears as he and
many others recalled a time when they
iressed round his father , pressing his hand
n congratulations even as they now clasped
hat of his son in fellowship. This sceno
over the annual election of officers was dis-
: oed of by re-electing the present incunf
it-tits bv cvra.atiori nmid martv chennu
Mrs. Bntirctt , whom all the world of
grown folks knows as one of the ablest
ind most popular of American storj-
vritors , has directed the genius that
made "That Lass o1 LowrieV and
-Esmeralda" famous , to the telling of
fascinating and beautiful story for
hildren. The action passes both in
America and England , the chief char-
-cter being a manly little fellow who
ucceeds to a lordly title. It is Mrs.
Jurnett's first serial story for young-
eaders. It is enlivened with a deli-
ious humor , and it will be pronounced
one of the tenderest , cheeriest , most
iclpful , and most delightful of chfl-
Ten's stories. The serial will begin in
he November issue of St. Nicholas.
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