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' Dr. Sunderland received § 100 for marry
ing the president.
Lord Healey's debts are $230,000 and
! iis assets nothing. *
Mr. Henry M. Stanley has returned to
Paris and may probably visit this country.
William Weightman. tho patent medicine
, man , pays tho heaviest tuxes ia Phila
Secretary Whitney will spend most of thr
Bummer fishing along the shores of Lake
Secretary Endicott is endeavoring to get
' President Cleveland to attend tho Harvard
( t ) commencement.
The Rev. Dr. Sunderlnnd received almnd-
some Jee , but Colonel Lamont's fee cannot
l > e paid in money.
Gov. Abbelt , of New Jersey , is one of the
pntcntccR of ' 'a new device lor regulating
' , nd enriching illuminating gas. "
Sunset Cox writes that ho finds the diplo-
/intie services tiresome and frequently
rvislies himself back in the house.
Tho handsomest lady clerk in the interior
lepartment is Miss Lane , sister to the
lewly appointed secretaty of New Mexico.
Secretary of State Bayard is very much
.hocked because Minister Phelps was pres
ent at the reception to Dixey , the actor , in
Secretary Latnar has a cousin , Joseph
Lnmar , who is a blacksmith in Pittslmrg.
He is said to bear a strong resemblance to
Dr. Henry G. Hanchett , to whom it wat
said Miss Mnrlrec , the novelist , was en
gaged to be married , writes to the New
York World denying the rumor.
Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland will in a
Tew da3'8 return to her home at Holhiml
P.itent , N. Y. , and follow literary pursuits
hereafter. Her book has thus far brought
her § 12.000.
Mr. Henry Irving , accompanied by Mrs.
Terry and her eldest daughter , expects to
leave Liverpool on Saturday , July 31 , for
New York on a short tour for real and
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore is one of the
latest victims to nervous prostration and
tther troubles caused by overwork. She is
lot able to attend the New England anni-
POLITICAL JiRIEFS JIERE AXD THERE.
General Keifer of Ohio wants to be re
turned to congress.
The Illinois republican state convention
will meet at Springfield , September 1st.
Rhodclslandhasin its legislature ninety-
four republican members out of 108 in all.
The Texas newspapers stipulate with all
.legislative candidates for a change in the
It is said that Judge Poland could be
governor of Vermont if he wanted to , but
that ho gives no sign.
Charlie Foster still insists that Ohio is
for Elaine , Senator Sherman to tho con
The Memphis Avalanco considers Mr.
' Cleveland as tho "logical and inevitable
candidate" of the democrats in 1S88.
The Georgia gubernatorial campaign is
complicated by the chanco that ex-Con
gressman Felton may run as an indepen
Secretary Bayard has presented the His
torical sociely of Delaware with a valuable
and interesting collection of photographs
of General Grant.
Democrats in Congressman Reed's district
in Maine talk of supporting a Methodist
clergyman , who is to make the race on a
The Indiana prohibitionist include in
their platform a plank declaring in favorol
woman suffrage , and another for the issue
tf money by government only.
The Chicago News is pained to note that
no pronounced advocate of civil service re
form has been prominently named by either
party as leader in the next presidential
Secretary Manning's facehas been warm
ly welcomed upon the bridal-paths of
Washington. He has had a hard pull , but
it takes a good deal to finish an Albany
In Texas it is proposed to unite the
Knights of Labor , Farmers' Alliance , Pro
hibitionists and various other political
and non-political elements in a grand effort
to elect officers.
Secretary Endicott and all the surviving
descendants of the original Endicott who
came over in the Mayflower are now hon
ored by the renaming of Elmwood , subur
ban to Boston , which henceforth will be
known as Endicott.
SIRS. CLEVELAND'S FUTURE LIFE.
A Washington correspondent writes : I
take it for granted that Miss Folsom loves
President Cleveland very much. I under
stand that she is infatuated with him , and
that Cleveland , on the other hand , is thor
oughly wrapped up in his love for her. If
this is so , their life , after the white house
experience is over , will probably be a happy
-one. Grovcr Cleveland is said to be worth
between § 100,000 and § 200,000. He
ought to save enough to make it § 250,000
by the time his presidential term expires.
Mrs. Cleveland will have at least § 50,000
'from her grandfather's estate , and this will
make § 300,000. The income of this
amount ought to give Cleveland at least
§ 10.000 a year to live upon. He will prob
ably hold his country seat near Washing
ton , and will spend much of the time here ,
where with Mrs. Cleveland he. can hold a
-sort of post-presidential court.
MADE A CLEAN SWEEP.
The fire at Vancouver made almost a
-clean sweep. Out of 00 houses not a half
-dozen remain. One hour did the whole
work. Hundreds of people are camped
-out. There are meagre facilities for the re
lief of the sufferers. The loss is about
§ 500,000 , and the insurance § 150,000.
The property loss falls on the pioneer
- element of the new city , but all are deter
mined to start again.
JU7XZYG RIOTS EXPECTED.
Moss , June 16. Twenty-five hundred mln-
- ers at the Flenu coal mines have gone out on
strike. A strong band of strikers marched
to the St. Florent mine at Quarignon and
forced the miners to quit. The police pre
vented them from proceeding to other pits.
The lancers are confined in their barracks ,
fn readiness for any emergency. Seven squad
rons of lancers have been ordered to Quarlg-
. nun. The governor of Hainault has started
. for the scene of the strike.
TJ1E FIRST OFFICIAL RECEPTION.
Olcen \ > y tlte President and Ills Wife at the
The reception given by president Cleve
land on the evening of the 15th to the
diplomatic corps , army and navy and the
judiciary brought a vast crowd to the ex
ecutive mansion to greet Mrs. Cleveland's
entrance into society at the capital. Tho
mansion was closed to visitors during the
day and florists wero busy decorating tho
lower rooms. Particular pains were taken
with tho. east room , the largestroom in tho
mansion , and as usual on state occasions
this and tho blue and red and green parlors
were beautifully decorated. Large tropical
plants filled tho corners , windows and re
cesses of the cast room , while the mantles
were banked with mosses and many-colored
fragrant flowers. The large chandliers
wero draped with smilnx , and garlands of
cveigreens encircled the pillars. Tho man
sion was never more elaborately decorated ,
and perhaps never contained a larger or
more brilliantly attired gathering. Car
riages began to arrive at 7 o'clock and a
steady stream of invited guests poured into
the mansion till long after 10 o'clock. An
unusually large number of invitations had
been sent out , about 1.000 , and it fjucmcd
as though nil invited had availed them
selves of this opportunity to catch a
glimpse qf the first lady of the hind.
Promptly at 9 o'clock President and
Mrs. Cleveland came down stairs , and when
they had taken places in tho blue room ,
Mrs. Cleveland at tho president's right , the
reception began. Mrs. Endicott , Mrs. Vilns
and Mrs. Whitney were the only cabinet
ladies present and assisting. The diplo
matic corps in full court dress and accom
panied by the ladies of the legation were
the first to be presented to President and
Prince Leopold of Brazil , who came with
the Brazilian minister and attaches of the
legation , attracted considerable attention.
The young prince seemed wonderfully im
pressed with thestirroundings and was very
enthusiastic in his expressions of pleasure
and surprise at the scene and assemblage.
It is a matter worthy of note that there iu
not a diplomat in tho United States repre
senting a foreign government who was not
present at the reception.
After personal introductions to the mem
bers of the corps and their ladies , the army ,
headed by Gen. Sheridan , the navy by Ad
miral Porter , members of the senate and
house , tho judiciary and other invited
guests passed standing by President and
Mrs. Cleveland. The guests one by one
Mere first introduced to the president and
then to Mrs. Cleveland , and so a con
tinuous stream by them until about 10:40 ,
when tho last invited guest had been
presented to Mrs. Cleveland. The presi
dent departing from the usual custom on
such occasions , did not at once repair to
the private portion of the mansion , but
taking his wife's arm led her out through
the green into the east room , and after
making a circuit of this capacious apart
ment , followed by Secretar.es Endicott
mid Whitney and Postmaster General
Vilas and their ladies , passed through tho
long , central coriidor to the private part
of the mnnson. This was the signal that
the reception was over.
President Cleveland was attired in a full
dress evening suit. Mrs. Cleveland wore
her wedding dress , so often described as "a
poem of ivory"and captivated everybody
with her lovely appearance , graceful car
riage , sweet face , and winning , pleasant
Mrs. Endicott was dressed in white satin
en train , trimmed with black thread lace ,
and wore diamond ornaments.
Mrs. low-neck sleeveless
Whitney wore a - , _
white satin gown , with drapery of white
tulle , and diamond ornaments.
Mrs. Vilas was attired in a magnificent
robe of white canton crepe , trimmed with
Valenciennes lace and looped with clusters
of white roses. Her ornaments were dia
FOR AN EDITOR.
Rec7less Shooting by a Shyster Lawyer in a
Kansas City Street Car ,
KAXSAS CITT , June 15. The Journal says :
At the Junction of Main and Delaware streets ,
about 5:10 o'clock Monday evening , a tragedy
nrhich well nigh proved fatal to three persons ,
was enacted. As it is , Dr. Morrison Munford ,
Editor of the Kansas City Times , John E. Hale ,
lead bookkeeper for J. R. Stotler & Co. , stock
vards commission merchants , and Miss Jennie
itreeter , daughter of the well known whole
sale flour merchant , are suffering from bullet
vounds inflicted by a pistol in the hands of
\V. D. Carlile , an attorncv of this city , the
shooting occurring id a cable car crowded with
men , women and children.
The cause which led to the shooting was an
article published in the Kansas City Times of
Way 13 , another published June 12 and an edi-
; onal paragraph which appeared yesterday.
The articles"reflected severely on the character
of Mr. Carlile and his ward , Miss Sallie
2rute. They stated In substance that
Jarlile had induced Miss Crute to leave her
mother and come to reside with him that he
might gain possession of her property. They
'urther stated that Carlile had twice induced
Miss Crute to go with him to California , and
jis connection with the young lady was of a
criminal nature.Yhen the tirst of the pub-
ications mentioned occurred Carlile and Miss
Jrute were in California , near Auheim.
They returned to Krnsas City soon
after and published cards in the Journal re-
'uting the statements made. For a time the
matter rested quietly , but on Sunday , as stat
ed , another article , alleging that Carlile's
record was corrupt , appeared , which was
followed by the editorial paragraph yesterday ,
and this is stated to be the immediate cause
of the shooting.
The affair occurred at a time and place
which , between 5 and 6 o'clock p. m. , is
thronged with people waiting for the cable
cars and making their way homeward. It is
considered marvelous that all escaped injury
After the shooting occurred and Carlile was
identified as the man who fired the shots , ex
citement ran high and threats of lynching
were freely made , but in a few moments quiet
was restored and Carlile taken to the Central
police station and the injured moved to places
where their wounds could be dressed.
RESULT OF THE ELECTIONIX OREGON.
Portland dispatch : Unofficial returns
rom every county in the state , except two ,
ndicate that the republicans have elected ,
> eyond doub1 , a congressman , superin-
: endent of public instruction and state
iriuter. The democrats have elected , be
yond a doubt , tho governor and treasurer.
The democrats held a jollification to-night
over Pennoyer's election.
CRUSHED TO DEATH.
NASHVILLE , TENX. , June 14. A Memphis'
Tenn. , special says : The west bound passen-
jer train on the Kansas City road , due here at
5:50 p. m. , was detained five hours on account
3f a wreck of a freight train on that road.
Fifteen cars were entirely demolished and sev
eral tramps , who were stealing a ride , were
crushed to death , being mutilated in a most
horrible manner. Their names could not be
learned. The crew escaped uninjured.
THE WAIIASII , ST. Louis & PACIFIC RAIT/
WAY are selling cut rate tickets to all
points cast and southeast. If you are
thinking of taking a trip call on or write
F. E. MOORES. Ticket AgentVabash Ry. ,
1502 Farnam street , Omaha , Neb.
A ST. JOE EDITOR ASSASSINATED.
Shot Jioirn by an Insane Patent Medicine
Man Without a Moment's Warning.
At St. Joseph , Mo. , at 11 o'clock on the
morning of the 18th , as Col. Strong , mana
ger of the Herald , was sitting in the count
ing-room with his back to he door , Dr.
Richmond entered , drew a revolver and
fired one shot into String's neck. Strong
jumped up and staggered towards tho back
of the office. Richmond fired two more
shots and Strong fell. Dr. Richmond then
turned , walked outside and shot himself in
the temple. Strong was struck by two
bullets. One struck him in the neck rang
ing upward into the brain , another struck
his back and is believed to have penetrated
his heart. Ho died in fivo minutes after.
The bullet took effect in the left templo of
Richmond and it is impossible to tell
whether it will prove fatal or not. Rich
mond is believed to have been insane. Col.
Strong leaves a wife and three sons. Ho
originally lived at Jacksonville , 111.
From all that can bo learned a carriage
drove up to the Herald office and Dr. Rich
mond leaped out , ran into tho Herald
counting room , where Col. Strong. E. F.
Hnrlzell and another man were talking.
The colonel was sitting in an arm chair in
the northeast corner of the counting room
as Richmond entered. He slightly stooped
and fired the first shot , which evidently
struck Col. Strong in the small of the back.
The colonel then arose just as another shot ?
was fired and the third one quickly fol
lowed , striking the colonel in tho neck ,
passing through and coining out at tho
back. It was this shot that evidently
proved fatal. A bullet was afterwards
picked up on the floor tiiat had evidently
struck the .vail without hitting its intended
When the reporter reached Ed mond street
an immense crowd had already gathered
around the apparently lifeless body of Dr.
Richmond. As the reporter forced his
way through the crowd the eye
lids of the doctor fluttered slightly
and a moment later ho was taken up and
carried into Bergman's furniture store and
laid on a table. An examination was made
of the wound , which was found to be but
slight , having only stunned the man. Tho
reporter then forced his way into the Her
ald counting-room , where a pool of blood
marked the spot where Strong had fallen.
The body of the murdered man lay on the
carpet iu his private room. Somebody had
placed a coat under his head. The oj'es
were partly closed and the face with its
crown of iron grey hair and full beard
looked as though ho had fallen asleep. A
few friends , the reporters and surgeons were
in the room. A son of the colonel lay
across the body moaning in deep , keen an
guish. A dark pall had fallen upon all
aroun and as they giized upon the cold ,
rigid form of one who but a few moments
before had been in full enjoy incut of health ,
even strangers could not avoid a thrill of
sorrow at the awful tragedy that had de
prived a , strong , brave man of his life.
The history of the Richmond sensation
is yet fresh in the minds of the people. It
will bo remembered that the first chapterof
this remarkable case was the sudden and
mysterious disappearance of Dr. S. A. Rich
mond from the city several months since ,
and the subsequent discovery of his silk
hat upon the river bank. The brothers of
tho doctor were summoned to St. Joe ,
when a reward of § 500 was offered for the
body , dead or alive , which was increased
finally to § 1,000. The river was thor
oughly dragged , and every possible effort
made to discover his whereabouts. Search
was kept up for some timeand finally aban
doned. But new interest was added to tho
matter by the publication of certain letters
written by Dr. Richmond , which were sent
home in a valise the night before he disap
peared. The letters were highly sensational
and created great excitement i-i the city.
In them Dr. Richmond accused Col. Strong
and two other attorneys of St. Joseph
of having ruined him while acting as his
attorney. He said that on several occa
sions he had made up his mind to kill
them all , then kill himself , but never could
get his own consent at the critical moment.
Several weeks since telegrams were received
from Chicago announcing that the doctor
had been apprehended and was in the
custody of tlie police. The doctor's wife
went to Chicago immediately and in a day
or two returned with her husband. The
medical authorities of Chicago pronounced
him insane. After his arrival here Dr. Banes
was employed as his physician. After a
thorough examination of the doctor's con
dition Dr. Banes was positive his patent's
mind was almost destroyed that he was
nearer an imbecile than a lunatic. The
doctor iias been kept at his house under
the strict watch of his family and friends
since that time , but to-day he eluded their
vigilance , with the results slated. He is at
this writing becoming rational , but is iu a
very enfeebled state.
THE WJIJ.TE HOUSE PUP.
The Can'tnc Presented to Mrs. Cleveland Ar
New York special : "When the steamship
\Vcsteriiliml arrived at her wharf yester
day it was evident to those around that
something unusual was on board. The
captain seemed worried and the first
officer's ruddy face was pale. They watched
with anxiety the movements of two sailors
who were carrying a large wicker basket
down the gang plank. The captain lifted
the lid and out jumped a black French
poodle , with fierce looking whiskers and a
beautiful tuft on the end of his tail.
"He is alive , " said the captain , thank
"Thank heaven , " exclaimed the first
"If it had died , what then ? " said the cap
"Yes , what then ? " echoed the first officer.
The poodle was a present to Mrs. Cleve
land from Mr. Von Derbock. the agent ol
the Red Star line , and the captain had re
ceived special instructions to look out for
its safe transportation , along with that ol
a hundred-year-old Dutch clock that had
been sent as a present to President Cleve
land. Mrs. Cleveland , then Miss Folsom ,
had seen the dog in Antwerp and had made
friends with it. Von Derbock determined
that it should be her's. He didn't think it
right to neglect her husband and sentalo-ic
the Dutch clock.
GOVERNOR HILL ON POLITICS.
The Boston democratic club gave a din
ner in Governor Hill's honor on the 18th.
at which 300 guests sat. After the clotl
was removed President Charles H. Tnyloi
presented the guest of the day in a speech
eulogizing the uncompromising democracy
of New York's governor. Gnvernorllill re
plied at some length. After enlogiziiij
Cleveland and saying that in his desire tc
reform abuse and to give the country a bet
ter government by agents selected by him
self , the president had been obstructed by
an adverse senate. Governor Hill ex
pressed it us his opinion that the president
should have power to appoint uiitram-
meled by senate confirmation.
KING LUDWIG'S BRAIN.
A careful , thorough and scientific ai.-foppy
has been mado on the remains of King Lud-
wig. It revealed an abnormal structure of
the skull and the existence of a degenera
tive process in the membranes of the brain ,
due partially to chronic inflammation.
SOME WASHINGTON GOSSIP.
The house passed the bill granting aright
of way through the Indian territory to the
Kansas City , Ft. Scott & Gulf railway , and
it was also favorably reported in the sen
The president's reception on tho 14th
was attended by about 100 persons , in
cluding an old couple , man and wife , who
said they had walked from Missouri to
shako hands with the president.
The house committee on elections has
again p'ostporied for two weeks tho Kidd-
Steele contested election from Indiana. The
case has been postponed six or eight times ,
and it is understood will not be disposed
of at this session of congress.
Col. George B. Corkhill , of Guiteau fame ,
sent a petition to the house stating that
ho leased to the government , in 1871 , a
building at Mt. Pleasant , Iowa , which was
occupied as the postofiice. Tho office had
since then been reduced to the second class ,
he has received no pay for rent for tho
last year , and the postmaster-general in
forms him that no appropriation has been
made. He asks legislation. There are ten
similar cases in tho United States.
A special says : Senator Manderson pre
sented a memorial signed by 500 citizens ol
Grand Island , Fremont , Tekama , Plutts-
mouth , David City , Wahoo , O'Neill , North
Platte , Brownsville , Sidney , Columbus , Al
bion and Beatrice , Neb. , protesting against
the passage of Van Wyck's and Dorsey'n
bill fixing Omaha , Lincoln , Hastings. Ne
braska City , Norfolk , Fall City and Kear
ney as the places where the United States
circuit and district courts shall be held.
The petitioners give their reasons at great
length , which have been fully published.
The public reception given on the night ol
the ISth by President and Mrs. Cleveland
brought an immense crowd totheexecutivc
illusion. In point of numbers it was the
largest that has ever occurred there. The
decorations in the capacious east room
and in the parlors were , if anything , more
elaborate than Tuesday night's reception.
The senate committee on privileges and
elections had a meeting on the 18th to dis
cuss the charges that Senator Payne's seat
was secured by bribery , but did not under
take an investigation. Congressmen Little
and Butterworth wero present and ad
dressed tho committee in advocacy of an
investigation. Senator Evarts , who is re
ported to bo disinclined to an investiga
tion , was not present. Further considera
tion of tho subject was postponed until
next Thursday in order to give Butter-
worth an opportunity to prepare a written
A TERRIULE DOUJBLE TRAGEDY.
A Kansas City Toiing Man Enacts the Role
of Murder and Attempts Suicide.
NEW YORK , June 15. A few miuutes after 3
p. m. , in room 25 , at the Sturtevant house , in
this city , William B. Thompson , of Kansas
City , aged 2 , shot and killed his wife , a hand
some womau of about 23 , aud then shot him
self twice , inflicting fatal wounds in the head
and near the heart.
Mrs. Thompson lived twenty minutes after
being shot. Her wound was in the back of
the head. An employe of the hotel was hur-
rviiig toward the room , In response to a pro
longed rins of the bell , when he heard the shots
fire.il. He rushed back to the clerk's desk and
informed Mr. Lelaud , the propri tor , who
hurried up stairs with several of his subordins
ates. The door of room 25 was locked. Groan-
were heard from within , the door was quickly
burst and a terrible sight was then revealed.
Upon the floor , their heads resting each upon
a separate pillow , were Thompson and his
wifeThe woman was dying. Thompson
was groaning with pain. Beside , him lay a
heavy revolver , with which the shooting had
The hotel carpenter , George Hutty , was the
first to reach the prostrate pair. Raising
Thompson's head , he asked :
' Why have you done thisl"
"Please get a doctor quick , " was the reply.
' Tell mo why you did this , " persisted
"Get a doctor , I tell you , " again replied the
man. He refused to say another word. Those
iu the room attended as well as they could to
the wounded couple until the arrival of the
physicians who had been summoned.
Drs. Mulford , Katzenbach and Hillen soon
came in , but just as they did Mrs. Thompson
breathed her last. The physicians turned their
attention to Thompson , and all agreed , after
a brief examination , that he could live but a
short time. An ambulance bavins arrived the
man was placed therein and conveyed to the
New York hospital.
Thompson arrived at the hotel with his wife
five days ugo , and registered as from Kansas
City. The couple had"a large amount of bag
gage and seemed to have plenty of money ,
aud were quiet and did not miugle much with
the other guests.
This morning Thompson stood at the hotel
desk and wrote two letters which he left to be
mailed , one addressed to R. S. Yard , Hanover
square , this city , the other to C. L. Thomp
son , 314 West Fourteenth street , Kansas City.
A telegram has been sent to the latter ad
dress by'Mr. Leland. The hotel people think
from appearances that the couple were on
their wedding tour. An examination of the
room revealed no indication of the cause
of the tragedy. Mrs. Thompson was
in a street costume and her hat lay beside her
on the floor. This would indicate that she
had prepared for a walk , but the appearance
of the pillows seemed to show that the couple
were lying on tlic floor before or at the time
of the shooting The bell knob bears blood
stains from Thompson's hands , showing that
one of the couple must have been wounded
before the alarm was given.
Thompson's ante mortem statement will be
taken at the hospital this evening. He said :
"I refuse to make a statement as to the shoot
ing or the cause thereto. I prefer not to
answer whether I had trouble with my wife or
not. There was no quarrel between us at the
time of the shooting. "
It is learned that Thompson came to New
York two years ago , and has studied medicine
here. He told his friends he was
engaged to a girl in Kansas Citv. He
subsequently met Miss Genevieve Kohler ,
a clerk in Sterns' dry goods store ,
and became fond of her. lie ceased writing
to the youuir lady in Kansas City , and on June
2 lie married Mis's Kohler after "writing to his
former sweetheart cnncelinc his engagement.
After the weddinir , Mr. and Mrs. Thompson
took a trin through New England , returning
to New York last Thursday. They went to
the Sturtcvnut bouse , iv.'jere ' they seemed to
be perfectly happy.
SA rnn IN THE STORM CAVE.
Denton CTex. ) dispatch : This and adja
cent counties were visited Wednesday after
noon aud night by a cyclone , which did
great damage. In this ( Denton ) county the
storm demolished the house of Mrs. Prig-
more , who , with her daughter , were buried
in the ruins. The mother was fatally in
jured. Thedaughterwill recover. The res
idence of Dr. Rutherford was blown bodily
from its foundation and turned over. The
family escaped , having fled to their storm
cave. Many barns , sheds and outhouses
were blown down.
Mrs. Weber , a daughter of A dolphus Busch ,
the millionaire brewer , of SL Louis , has
brought suit for divorce ontjtbe grounds of
drunkenness , neglect , and abuse.
RESTORATION OF .TTOOE TARIFF.
What Committees of the House * Have to Re
port Concerning It.
Washington dispatch : Jn reporting to
the house adversely Representative Gros-
venor's resolution providing for the resto
ration of tho tariff of 1SG7 on wool , tho
committee on ways and means submit that
tho duty upon imported wool is proved , by
testimony derived from both argument
and experience , to be injurious to all classes
aud beneficial to none. It drives from our
markets many kinds of wool not raised
here but indispensable to the manufacturer
of woolen goods. It gives the. European
manufacturer exclusive use of those wools ,
and therefore a monopoly of goods mado
of them , and consequently of the markets
of the world. It confines American manu
facturers to a restricted choice of materials
and so to the production of a limited
class of goods with which tho home
market is periodically glutted. It makes
it impossible for our manufacturers to
export woolen goods , and by confining
them to homo markets leads to ruinous
fluctuations in prices , resulting in the
frequent closing of mills , and their sales at
a disastrous sacrifice. The committee
therefore recommended Unit the resolu
tion lie on the table , but that the prayer
of the textile workers in Philadelphia
should be granted that duties on wool
should be repealed and duties on woolen
manufactures be reduced to an equal ex
The adverse report of the committee on
Wilkina' resolution , declaring against any
reduction of duty on wool , is based upon a
letter written to the chairman by John O.
Smith , formerly member of congress from
Ohio , aud at one time commissioner of In
dian affairs. Smith comments severely
upon a letter written to the secretary of
the treasury by a committee purporting to
represent the wool growers of Ohio , in
which they strongly favor the restoration
of the duty of 1SG7. Smith sny.s , in con
clusion : "It is to be devoutly hoped that
wool will be made free , and that the mil
lions of poor people of America may bo
allowed to clothe themselves in the softest
and warmest garments t hat money will buy
in any market of the world. I hopo your
committee will give not only to tho wool
tariffbut to the whole protectivesystem , a
searching examination , to see whether it
has not been a tremendous curse to the
American people and especially to Ameri
can farmers. "
Representative MeKinley of Ohio , on be-
l.alf of the minority of the committee on
ways and menus , sunmittcd a report on
the wool resolution reported adversely by
that committee. The minority go into an
exhaustive argument , bristling with figures ,
to demonstrate that the growth and devel
opment of agriculture have not been ob
structed by protective tariffs , and the re
port then continues : "Our political sys
tem differs from all others. Universal citi
zenship and equal suffrage constitute the
foundation upon which our republic rests ,
and the real and wider question , therefore ,
of tariff is : What will best main
tain our industial pursuits and labor
conditions suitable to the high poli
tical duties of our people and
the exalted trusts which are confided to
them so long should American tariffs be
upheld and defended , whether assaulted
from influences at home or abroad. Free
trade with every other nation of the world
means to us either the substantial aban
donment of many of the chief industries of
the couutri' , or if they arc to survive , it
means an equal cost in the manufacture of
competing products. One of these two
things must inevitably result from free
trade. Either , in our judgment , it is most
undesirable and wholly unnecessary. Com
parisons cannot be made with other na
tions. This is a nation of citizens , not
subjects. Whatever , therefore , will secure
to the laboring masses their full share in
the joint profits of capital and labor , pro
mote the highest intelligence and largest in
dependence , should be adopted and become
permanently a part of our national policy.
A DRUNKEN MAX'S DEED.
A. Sioitx City Resident Carved to Pieces With
Sioux City ( la. ) special : A horrible cut
ting affray occurred about 9 o'clock this
doming at the livery barn.connected with
the National hotel. Clarence Crawford ,
who has charge of the barn , returned to
work after breakfast and found a man
lying in one of the stalls. He had some
trouble and a scuflle upon ordering the in
truder to leave , who it appears , was
slightly under the influence of liquor.
Crawford ejected the man from the barn
and was then attacked by the man with a
razor in hand , and received fatal wounds ,
from which he died this afternoon. One of
cuts severed tlieexternal jugular vein under
the chin and was eight i'nches long. An
other laid the fleshy part of the cheek bare
to the bone , and a third gash opened the
right breast. The man who did the cut
ting was immediately pursued and soon
caught. He gave his name as John
Clements , and claims to be from Pierre ,
Dak. , Spirit Lake and Sheldon , la. Craw
ford is a man about fifty years of age and
unmarried. The murderer is about thirty-
five. Soon after the cutting Clements was
arraigned for murder and held iu § 10,000
bonds for preliminary hearing on the 25th.
THE PRESIDENT WANTS REST.
The following is furnished to the Asso
ciated Press with a request for publica
EXECUTIVE MANSION ; WASHINGTON : Not
withstanding the announcement heretofore
made by the president reserving Monday in
each week for the transaction of such pub
lic business as absolutely requires freedom
from interruption , he finds that through
ignorance of the rules adopted or. from
other causes , the time he thus
seeks to reserve is to a great extent
engrossed by those whose calls are of
a personal or social nature , or by the
presentation of business which might easily
be postponed to another day. At 1:30
every Monday and at the same hour on
Wednesday and Friday of each week , the
president will meefc all who desire to pay
their respects. He earnestly requests that
with the exception above specifieed , the re
mainder of Monday and the afternoons of
the other days iu the week may be allowed
him by the public , not for his pleasure , but
for the performance of official duty and the
transaction of the public business.
OPINIONS OS" OLEOM.tllGEHINE.
Jrof. Bnbcock , of the Boston board of
health. addressed the senate committee on
agriculture on the subject of oleomargerine.
lie believed it a healthful preparation.
George H. Webster , of the firm of Armour
& Co. , of Chicago , thought the discovery of
oleomargerine had increased the value of
each head of cattle § 3 by reason of the in
creased value of fats utilized in the manu
facture of oleo oil. Should a tax bo im
posed it would inure wholly to the benefit
of oleo manufacturers in foreign countries
with whom the United States had to com
pete. He did not think it right that oleo-
margerine. which was a pure and wholesome
product , should be taxed because it came
into competition with another article. He
respectfully urged the appointment of a
committee to examine the various oleo and
LEIT DANGLING FROM A TREE.
A Woman Raelsher Taken In Hand by Tigl-
lantes and Sinnmartly Dt.i2 > atched.
Hebron ( Neb. ) special to tho Omaha
Herald : Eli Owens , the man who was ar
rested hero Friday last on tho charge ot
having committed a foul outrage on Ida
Grim , n IG-year-old girl , and his sister-in-
law , was hung by a vigilance committee at
3 o'clock this morning. The crime occurred
near Alexandria , and lynching was looked
for ; but when the prisoner was moved to
this place and put in thccounty jail ho was
presumed to be safe. The mob , all masked ,
came from Alexandria on horses and was
more than twenty strong , fully armed and
The jailer was awakened by raps at the
door and on answering tho call was con
fronted by tho leader of the vigilants and a
brace of revolvers. Peaceable admission
to the jail was asked for and refused , and
then a rush was made for the door by tho
me.i who stood in waiting outside. Sledges
and crowbars knocked the door from its
hinges and access was easy. After that
there was no resistance. A demand for
Owens was made , but as ho was not forth
coming the door to his cell was quickly
found ami broken down without trouble.
The prisoner was discovered cowering in a
corner. He trembled with fear and begged
for his life , knowing that his hist hour had
come. H was vouchsafed no answer , and
from that time knew his captors would bo
unmerciful. The door broken in , a rope
wan thrown around Owen's neck and a
dozen ready bauds seized the other cud
and dragged the doomed wretch outside.
There a wagon was found awaiting and into
the box the prisoner was bundled. Ho wa
followed by hull n dozen men who sat down
on him to nruveitthiin front breaking away.
At this time his shrieks and lamentations
and prayers for mercy and a fair hearing
could be heard all over the town , and a
largo number of citizens were startled from
their beds , the screams I c5iig blood-cur
dling and fearful to hear. Men and women
in all sorts of dress , or rather lack of dress ,
rushed into the street , only to be met by a
few big. silent men whose eyes flashed mean
ingly from behind black masks as they
pointed theirrevover.sat them and signaled
them to return to their beds. Most of
them did so. but an effort wan made to dis
suade them from carrying out their lawless
acts. Among these were Judge Richards
and W. D. Galbraith , but they had spoken
only a few words when tliey were sur
rounded and persuaded into believing that
discretion was the better part of valor.
Tliey were ordered by two men to remain
with the mob and not give : i'i alarm.
Meanwhile the ryiichers had mounted their
horses , and at the signal the cavalade rodo
rapidly out of town. Owens continued to
yell , but his cries were of no avail. He was
answered only with kicks aud blows. Ho
could receive no encouragement or hopo
from the grim , silent horsemen , who gal
loped furiously at his side. Indeed , his
captors tortured and tormented him all
the way to his death , bruising him in a ter
rible manner. Word had been left not to
follow the vigilantes under pain of death ,
but ail haste was made and many turns
taken to throw pursuers off the track.
Three miles from the town a clump of trees
was reached , and Owens was swung to a
tree , his feet swinging five feet from tho
ground. Whether a confession was ex
torted from the culprit is not known.
The sheriff was awakened by the noiso
and at once organized a band of men to
follow the lynchers. An hour was lost in.
trying to find trace of the lynchers ; their
trail was finally struck , and just at dawn
the body was discovered lazily swinging in
the fresh morning breeze. It was yet warm ,
but the man was bej'ond all hope of resus
citation. He had been slowly strangled.
The distorted face , drawn up limbs , and
semi-clad body presented a horrible ap- '
The remains werebrought. to the city and
an inquest held , the jury returning a ver
dict that deceased came to his death at tho
hands of unknown persons. All the facts
did not come out at the inquest , as there is
a disposition hero to ferret out the vigi
lantes and bring them to justice. The offi
cers weie espec ally close-mouthed and ap
parently sore over the affair. There is no
question that the mob came from Alexan
dria , where Owens' execution was de
manded on all sides.
Owens'crime was committed Friday even
ing. He went to the house of a neighbor
where Miss Grim , a sister of his wife , was
employed as a domestic , inviting her to go
riding iu his buggy. She consented and the
pair drove awa % * . Two miles out , in a very
sechuled spot , Owens assailed the girl and
succeeded in committing a most diabolical
He accomplished his hellish purpose by-
threatening to kill her with a knife which
he held iu his bund , and also a revolver.
He admitted his guilt , and promised on
the day of his trial to be a belter man if ;
not sent to jail. He repeated his hellish
deed three times , and threatened her if sho
mentioned it to her parents or others. Ho
told his wife before he left home what ho
intended doing , and threatened her life also
if she revealed it to anyone.
WHEAT No. 2
BARLEY No. 2
j > yE > o _ 2
CORN No. 2 mixed
OATS No. 2
BUTTER Fair to good
CHICKENS Old per doz 2
CHICKENS Spring per doz. . . 3
LESIONS Choice 7
ORANGES ilesina . - 4
BEANS Navvs 1
ONIONS Per bbl 2
POTATOES Salt Lake
WOOL Fine , per lb
SEEDS Timothy 2
bEEns Blue Grass 1
HAY Baled , per ton 5
HAY In bulk G
HOGS Mixed packing 3
BEEVES Choice steers 4
SHEEP Heavy grades 3 425
WHEAT No. 2 red 89
WHEAT Ungraded red SO @ 92
CORN Xo. 2 44 flej ) 4j
OATS Mixed western 32 @ ah
PORK 9 00 @ 925
LARD G 25 ( G3Q
FLOUR Patents 4
WIIK'AT Per bushel
CORN Per bushel
OATS Per bushel
HOGS Packint * < fcshipping. 4
CATTLE Stockers 2
SHEEP Natives 2
WHEAT No. 2 red
CORN Per bushel 31) )
OATS Per bushel 20
HOGS Mixed packing 4 10
CATTLE Exports 4 15
SHEEP Common to choice 3 00
WHEAT Perbushel 58
CORN Per bushel
OATS Per bushel 24
CATTLE Stockcra 3 25
HOGS Good to choice. 3 40
SHEEP Common to cood. . 3 60
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