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TWELFTH YEAE. OMAHA NEB. , WEDNESDAY MORNING , AUGUST 23 , ItfS 50 ,
LIMIT OF HIS DAYS.
Arabi and His Army Already
"A Few Days" SOnly are Re
quired to Establish Brit
The Wily Rabal Drawing Hia
Opponent Ajpay from
the Bit ; Guns.
Oapturo of the Canal De
nounced in Paris OB "the
Act of a Thief. "
.Rebel Troops Concentrating in
Large Numbers at
The Hieing of the Nile Anxious-
'ly Looked for in the
/ 'Egyptian Gamp.
lp Ijond of American Mules
I Qoinc Over to Kick thorn
Agrarian Crime In Ireland -Other For
SpccUl Dispatches to Tux DBH.
IE LESSEl'3 AND WOLSELEV.
LONDON , August 22. The Daily
Hows' dispatch , Buys : Gon. Sir Garnet
Wolseloy visited DoLessops yesterday
and explained the action of thu Brit
ish in regard to the Suez canal Ho
said everything would bo over in a
few days , but that the Etfgliuh must
use the c. mil. DtLcsseps expressed
himself satisfied with Gon. Wolseley'a
explanation and cmd ho regretted that
there had been a misunderstanding.
THE K1LLINQ CONTINUES.
Yesterday afternoon the Sevonty-
second regiment engaged the enemy
at Corupeum and repulsed them ,
Two of our men wore killed mid live
wounded. The enemy lost 100 men
and tour guns ,
LONDON , August 22. The Daily
News iias the tallowing from Alexan
dria : The gun-boat Condor went to
Aboukir this morning and returned
this evening. She reports the H. M.
S. Achilles is the only man-of-war in
the bay , the Sultan having gone to
Damiotta. Flags of truce are flying
from all Aboukir forts , which appear
ed almost deserted.
A party of fifty Bedouins crept up
last night and pillagud two villages in
the vicinity of Moks. They carried
, -off three watchmen.
ALEXANDRIA , August 22. Thia af
ternoon about COO Highlanders made
a reconnoiaaance from Gabriel station
.at Ramleh in the directian of Kafr
El Dwar. Simultaneously the forty-
pounders at Waterworks hill opened
tiro. The Egyptians replied after the
third round. There was no infantry
firing. The British are bringing more
heavy guns into position about 150
yards in advance of their present
During the roconnoissanco Gon. Al
lison walked forward to inspect the
enemys position. Ho was probably
recognized , as ho became a mark for
the enomys shells , " " "ive foil around
him as ho walked back.
The British officers appointed by the
khedivu to accompany the British
army started to-day via Port Said. t
THE SULTAN 8UUT ODT.
CoNhTANlINOl'LE , AuCUBt 22. The
telegraph hnea between hero and
Cairo have boon cut by the British.
ON THE CANAL ,
LONDON , August 22. A dispatch
from Port Said to Router says : The
English occupy both banks of the
catfil at Kantara. The troops have
takan possession of the telegraph
lines. The British forcc-s which oc
cupied Nolick , after the flight of the
Egyptians , found several soldiera lying
dead and a number of dismounted
puns ready for removal into the in
terior by railway.
DeLesscps denies ho has boon
seriously ill. Roar Admiral Hoekins
has ( 'one to Ijmailia and Rear Admi
ral Sullivan has succeeded him at
The khedive has issued another decree -
croo to the authorities to implicitly
obey Gon. Wolseloy , who , ho says , is
authorized to restore order in Egypt.
THE ACT OF A THIEF.
PAIIIS , August 22. The Siocle do-
ecribta the seizure of the Suez canal
as the act of a thief ,
La Franco expresses a similai opin
ion.Tho Telegraph urges the canal com
pany to sue England for damages.
Gambetta's paper declares if the
policy of Gambetta had boon followed
the country would have been spared
the humiliation ot seeing the canal
made a branch of St. George's channel.
The Temps believes England will
permanently remain mistress of the
canal , but it is inclined to acquiesce
in such settlement as advantageous
to European interests.
CoNBTANTiNoi'iB , August 22. The
Sakit ( newspaper ) has boon suppressed
for publishing nowa hostile to the
ALEXANDHIA , August 22. The
tmorko of numerous trains are again
visible behind the enemy's lines. The
activity of Arabi has increased in a
manner indicating a complete change
In hia plans. In answer to our rocon-
noisanco to-day , his guna opened fire
from various directions , showing that
during the night the enemy's artillery
had boon much Btrengthonod. Ntw
batteries armed with six guns have
boon plncoil in position. It now
seems that at first thu scare
which was caused hy discovering
that the Hoot hnd gone to thu caiml ,
Arabi withdraw ft great proportion ol
the infantry to Damnnhour , but thnl
last night , on considering that soniu
ttmo must elapse before the advance
can bo made from Ismailia with sufficient
ficiont force to carry the defenses on
the line up to Xagazig , ho again ad-
vanccd to his old position which ho
hopca to hold till the rise of the Nile
will enable to Hood the country.
THK PANAMA CANAL.
PARIS , August 22. La Franco devotes -
votes n loader to pointing out thai
England's action with regard to the
Suez canal may otin day bo uscc
against her by the United Stales in
support of tholr claims to exclusive
control of the Panama canal.
AlTAlllS AT ISMAILIA.
ISUAILIA , Aupust 22. Arabi Pasha
was horn three days ago and dined
with Do LoBsops. IIo reported his
troops at Toll El Kobocr , strongly en-
tronchod. Savon inoro of Arabi
Pasha's ofllcors aurrondorod Tuesday.
They nllego many more oflhors and
man wish to surrender , but are atraid ,
owing to Arabi Pasha spreading re
ports that the English snoot nil pris
Nofick forms ouradvancopostUicnco ;
a chain of sentries extends around Is-
mailia. Thu nearest camp of the
enemy is at Ramses , and the next at
Poiy , fourteen miles away , while
their main position is thirty-four miles
distant Maj. dan. Sir Edward
Hamloy's division has been ordered to
como on hero at once.
Some compromising telegrams' from
Do Lcesops to Arabi have boon inter
The prisonora taken in the engage
ment state that Arabi forced thorn to
light , threatening to hnvo thorn shot
if they refused. They say thu chiol
officers Hoed sonn after the action ba-
pan. The success of the British
forces at Shaluf and the energy dis
played by them in searching the coast
towards Ismaih.i thoroughly demoral
ized the on my. The opposition on
this side of the canal may bo consid
TOUT SAID POINTS.
The Daily Telegraph's dispatch from
Port Sjid report * : Tne naval author
ities aio organizing a police forco.
The prisoners taken ut Shaluf de
clare the defeat of the enemy there
Sunday waa tv terrible blow to Arabi
At G o'clock this morning the gun
boat Musquito crossed Bitter lakes
and shellad Baid ntaHon. Subac-
quenlly troops landed from the gun
boat and found the place deserted ,
while a largo body of Arab cavalry
were soon streaming towards the d6s-
DOINGS AT SUEZ.
LONDON , August 22. A Daily News
dispatch from Suez says : Four hun-
dren men of So von tyf second regiment
loft this morning for Sorapoum.
When they reached that village they
found it deserved and the railway
stock carried off. The enemy wore
seen in largo numbers three miles off ,
The Highlanders who participated
in the flight at Shaluf yesterday have
occupied the fresh water canal lock at
Serapeum , an important position , from
which the enemy retreated.
EKECTINC FRESH WOUKS.
ALEXANDKIA , August 22. Arabi
Pasha is erecting fresh works and
strengthening his position.
LONDON , August 21. A majority of
the French papers comment very
unfavorably on the action of the
British in occupying the Suez canal.
ON A VACATION.
CELTINJE , August 22. The prince
of Montenegro will start for St. Pe
tersburg on Thursday. The princess
will take the rcgoncy during his stay.
KILLED DV NIUILISTH.
COPENHAGEN , August 22. A num
ber of whlto horses which were being
trained for use at the czar's corona
tion wcro killed by nihilists ,
A DEAD si. r.
LONDON , August 22. Ouildford On-
slow , formerly a member of parlia
ment , and well known as the friend
and advocate of the claimant in thu
Tichborno case"is dead.
HACKED 1IY THE BIHHOl'H.
DPHLIN , August 22. Archbishop
Croko of the diocese of Gaahol , Bishop
Dorriau of Down and Connor , Bishop
Duggan of Olonferc , and Bishop Me-
Corinack of Achonoy , have written in
approval of the efforts to establish a
fund frr the benefit of'nyictod tenants.
Archbishop Croko promises a subscrip
tion of 50.
Groy has written the Lord Liont. of
Ireland , claiming the right to bo pros-
at the inquiry into the conduct of the
jury which convicted Hynes. Ho
pliers to attend in custody of officers
THK MDKDEK OF LKAIIKV.
LONDON , August 22. Later reports
show the murder of farmer Loahoy
near Killarnoy , Ireland , was more
like a military execution than a mur
der. The Icador of the party called
upon "No. 1" to fire , fie did so , and
badly wounded Loahoy. The leader
then ordered "No. 10" to firo. This
shot also took effect. "No 11" was
then summoned to give the coup do
K'raco This was the last shot fired.
Loahoy remained alivp half an hour
after being shot. Five young men ,
sons of farmers , have boon arrested
on suspicion ,
THE JOYCE MASHACRE ,
DUBLIN , August 22. The police
have found three eye witnesses to the
massacre of the Joyce family , They
have positively identified ton of the
prisoners and another witness iden
tified ( OUT of the ten as having boon
overheard plotting the murder.
TUB "DUE COURSE OF LAW , "
DUBLIN , August 22 , . Lord Spencer
has declined to hold an inquiry into
ho conduct of the jury who convict
ed Ilvnos. IIo intends to examine
the affidavits submitted to him in thu
cnno in order to ascertain if sullicionl
grounds exist for interfering with the
duo course of law.
Alnlo * for Egypt ,
Special Dispatches to Tim llxx.
PitiLAnr.Li'iiu , August 22. The
English steamship Cnatalia has boot
chartered to load 500 mules at this
port to bo tnkon to Alexandria for th
Spcc'M Dispatch to Tin H * * .
MILWAUKEE , August 22. Win , E.
Fitzpatrick claiming to bo the heir to
the throne of Ireland , has boon writing
to Gladstone to urge on his royal sis
ter Victoria that she renounce her
title to his country , Ho does not ap
pear to bo a crank.
Exvootod Revolution in Mexico.
Special dispatch to THE UKH :
GuAYiiAsSoKoiiA , August 22. The
transportion steamer Mexico is ox
pooled here daily with ox-Uov. Torres
and five hundred troops on board
There is a general tumor throughout
the Btato that this party conies for the
solo' purpose of overthrowing the
present government , of which Gon.
Carlos Ortcz is now its head. It is
well known that Gov. Ortoz has lately
boon organizing companies in all
parta of the state , and that almost
eight hundred national guards are
under arms , consisting of two galling
guns , 4,000 stand of Remington guns ,
and n largo quantity of ammunition ,
General Carlos and Orotez for n long
time past have been abusing each
other , through the medium of the
Mexican press , and other feeling is
existing which will ultimately result
in a duel on general revolution. Both
generals have many friends , and these
are gradually taking sides. Both ftic
tionu are largo and the outcome of
thia controversy is hard to predict.
Garcia , the here of the late Indian
fight , is under arrest for murder. He
had a deserter shot and is under ar
rest by the civil authorities.
There 13 a strong feeling between
the military and civil factions , owing
to a largo force tor the purpose of
Special Dlspttch to TUP. linn :
BROWNSVILLE , Tex. , August 22 ,
Fifty-four now cases of yellow fever
reported to-day , and four deaths re
ported , the latter nil Mexicans. The
troops in Fort Brown are nil in excel
lent health. Nine deaths in BLihi-
rnor.ia. There are but few now cases
and those- confined to the suburbs.
Weather very fine.
Special Dispatch to lux BKE.
CHICAOO , August 22. The board
of trade committee held a mooting
this afternoon to fix the settlement
price for wheat. On the complaint of
shorts that wheat for that month was
"cornered , " "W. T. Baker , an opera
tor on the board , testified that P. Ar
mour , who was supposed to bo at the
bottom of the corner , told him they
( moaning himself and > coadjutors ) had
July wheat cornered with millions of
money back of thorn ; that they had
borrowed more money than was over
borrowed in Chicago before to carry
it through ; that they Intended to run
the price up to § 1 50 ; that he ( Ar
mour ) expected the shorts to call on
him for margins , and had $2,000,000
lying in the bank ready for them. The
testimony created a sensation.
Special Dispatch to Tim DEB.
BOSTON , August 22. Bostons 9 ,
WORCESTER , August 22. Chioagoa
9 , Worcostors 1.
The Striking Iron Men.
Special Dispatch to TUB UKK.
PiTTrinuRQ , August 22. In order
to refute the stories published rela
tive so the destitution of the strikers ,
the Amalgamated Association of Iron
and Stoi 1 Workers decided to have a
parddo Saturday , to show , as the reso
lutions say , "that they are neither
naked , hungry , nor starving. "
A Missouri Hanoho'
Special Dispatch to THK UKK :
ST. LOULS , August 22. The Saint
Louis & San Francisco railroad has
just closed out all tholr lands in Jasper -
per , Newton and McDonald counties
in this state , amounting to 100,000
ncroc , to the Missouri Land and Live
Block company of Edenburg , Scot
land. A largo part of the land is to
lie used as n cattle and sheep breeding
ranoho for which it is especially
adapted. _ _
Wheat Crop. )
Special Dispatch to I'IIK UK * .
MINNEAPOLIS , Aug. 22. lloports
received here to-day show that in four
of the southern tiers of ounttes in
Minnesota the wheat is practically all
cut and stacking is in progress. The
threshing machines are also at work ,
ind report from twelve to twenty
bushels per ncro , nearly all grading
No. 1 or No. 1 hard. In the central
counties cutting will bo completed the
present week and in the northern
Bounties a few days later. If the har
vest is successfully completed there
will bo comparatively little wheat
grading below No , 1. So far the
weather has boon on the whole favor-
iblo. There have been occasional
ocal showers , buh nothing to harm
[ n the Red river valley cutting began
his weak and will bo nearly com
peted by the close of next wook.
ho yield will bo largo and nearly all
No. 1 hard.
Safe In Port.
Special D spatch to Tin 11 .
PHILADELPHIA , Pa. , August 21.
The passengers of the steamer Ho-
public arrived here on the steamer
Felton at 7:30 : this morning. The Re
public broke the crossheads of her en
gine ; hence the dulay _
Special Dispatch to Tun Ilii.
DETROIT , August 22. The supreme
lodge of the world , Knights of Pyth-
ians , convened in thia city to-day.
About 3,000 Knights are present.
THE WORK ( OF FIENDS ,
Full Details of the Dreadful
Triple murder at Mt.
Pnlaeki , 111 ,
A. Daring Attempt at Trniu
A Colorado Murderer Braced
Up on a Beam by a
Two Toxivs Convlotn Grub the
Guards' Artillery and Talio
to the Thloltot.
A Passenger Train Ditoliod by iv Chain
No Lives Lost.
A Dovllish JDocd.
Special Dlipatch to TIIR DKK
MT. PULAHKI , 111. , August 22.
Charles MoMahon , the farmer , who
with his hired man , foil n victim to
assassins near here , is the owner of a
splendid farm where ho dwelt in a
quiet and retired way and had accum
ulated a fortune. IIo was a bach
elor and did his own housekeeping ,
John Oarlock , azod 11 , and Robert
Mathews , ngod 20 being the members
about the place. Both wcru quiet ,
industrious , and , like MoMahon , wt'ro
much esteemed. They were last soon
on Thursday of last week stacking
wheat. The neighbors observing
their absence , a search for thum was
made on Saturday and Sunday , and
finally they found nil their bodies frs-
boring and ofl jnuivoly odorous in the
rank woods about the house. Mo-
Mahon's throat was cut from oar tear
? ar , his head almost savored from the
body , and n gash extending clear down
the ftpinul column. There was no
shape to the battered head ,
ibout uhich u cloth had boon
tied. The bodies of Oarlock
and Mathews wcro covered with clott
ed gore , there throats cut as their
maators had boon. Their limbs were
bound securely with twine taken from
the reaping machine and they ware
gagged and blindfolded with cloths.
Evorthing pointed to a most fiendish
determination and deliberate purpose.
The house was ransacked , 82000 in
money taken and the household goodn
broken. The coroners jury de
cided that the murder wan com
mitted by unknown persons , but
the whole country is ablaze and lynch
law will bo inevitable it the murderers
can bo secured. Duipicion rests on
man who worked for the farmer
some months ago and who was soon
on the farm Thursday. Footprints as
if two mon walking in single file were
discovered and' followed two miles
across the lota until the trail was lost
in.tho main rod : There are no other
clues. 'The assassina had watered and
Pod the horses and taken other precau
tions to prevent the discovery of the
crimo. They were no novices in the
Train Wrcokor * Foiled.
Ipcclal Dispatch to Til * Ben.
LITTETON , N.J H. , Aug. 22. As
ho fast White mountain was running
.hrcugh a dark hollow on the Boston ,
Joncord & Montreal railroad , near
Woodsvilloyesterday , end was round-
ng thu curve on a twenty foot em-
jtmkmont , the engineer discovered
an obstruction in the shape of a
chain , placed there by design , and the
: rnin plunged down the embankment ,
By a miracle no body was killed
.hough several was seriously hurt ,
and the cars and locomotive badly
damaged. Robbery was evidently
the purpose of the wreckers ,
Escape of Murderer * .
Special Ulnpatch to TUB line.
LITTLE HOCK , Aug. 22. A Texas
special to the Gazette nays : Fifteen
miles from Kaull'mann , late Monday
evening , two convicts working with a
cang on the Texas Central railroad ,
seized the Winchester rifles from thu
; uarda and decapod Into thothicket ] on
Trinity rivor. A posse of armed men
with bloodhounds wont in pursuit
and overtook the convicts. A fight
ensued , in which two of the posse
were dangerously wounded , but the
convicts escaped unhurt. Both con
victs were sent up for murder and
woio serving fifteen years sentence.
Murdered by Stngo Roliliors.
Special Dispatch to The Uee.
QLOHK , Ariz , , August 22 , Andy
lall , Wells , Fargo & Co.'a messenger ,
vas killed Sunday morning by stage
robbers , who got away with ? 5,000.
Duly two robbers were soon.
Plioy had breast works along-
wide of the road and commenced
iring as soon as the oxprots came in
ango. Hall had eight "bullet holes in
lis body , nil in front , and when
ound he was a mile from the trail and
lis pistol empty. Ho had followed
ho robbers ton miles alone fighting ,
hum. Parties are on trail of thu mur
A Murderer I < ynchod.
Special Dlupakh toTur. lien.
DENVER , August 22 , Itymor , who
stabbed to death McQarvoy near Fort
jyon last Friday , was taken from jail
at West Las Animus on the night of
ho 20th and hanged by a mob of
masked mon , supposed to bo soldiers
from the fort.
A Lynching Party Promliod.
IpcclU Dlbjmtch to IlllIJM.
HANMIIAL , Mo , , Augmt 22. Two
foung negroes , Liberty Kennedy and
Kdward Murphy , brutally assaulted a
white girl G yearn old named Dora
Kimball , while she was walking along
the railroad track in the western
suburbs of the city , about noon to
day. They dragged her into the high
woods by the side of the road and wore
caught in the act of ravishing her by
D , II , Courtney , who was driving by In
a wagon. Murphy was captured by
Oourtney , taken to police headquarters
and a great ov'owd of excited cititona
immedl.xloly turned out to hunt Ken
nedy. After a long chano ho was cap
tured nud lodged in jail but not until
the rotations of the outraged girl , when
n ere in the pursuing party , had made
nil lm > ffrctual attempt to kill him.
Both prisoners will have an examina
tion to-inorroT , when it is thought
they will bo lynoliod. _
SpccUl Dltpitcn lo tin UH t.
NK\V ORLKANI , August 22. The
Pic yuno's Donnldsonvillo dispatch
says t lie bolting republican convention
nominated Judge Taylor Boatty for
congress , The regular convention
nominated Senator Kellogg unani
mously. Senator Kellogg will prob
ably decline the nomination in the
third district , with a view of securing
A Bounced Conarnmanon RenotnU
DUjiMchcn to Tim DXR.
SUI.MA , Ala. , Aug. 22. In the democratic
ocratic congressional convention ,
Fourth district , to-day , 0. M. Shelly
was nominated both for his vacant
seat in the present congress and for
auocoosorship in the Forty-eighth con-
Nntlonnl Prohibition. Convention.
8 ] > ccl.\l Dlnpatch to Tin HUH.
CmoAno , August 22 The national
prohibition convention will moot here
to-morrow. A considerable number
delegates are already horo. Among
: lie morn prominent ones expected to
bo present are Judge Black , of Venn-
pylvania , the party's first candidate
'or president ; lion , John Ilusioll , of
Marrpiottc , Mich. , its first nominee
: or vice president ; Hon. John T. Ty-
nor , of Athens , Ohio. The committee
not this evening and completed ar
rangements for to-morrow.
Texas Rnpublionn * .
Hprclal Dlvntih tnTllK UCK ,
LITPLK HOCK , Atfc. , August 22
The Toxus republican state convention
nonts to-duy in Auuin. Many dole-
pates are present to-night and a
stormy time it anticipated on the
] UL'8tion pf supporting the independ
ent movement and of nominating a
* trni ht out ticket. The independent
dea seems in the majority.
HpccUl Dispatch to Tim UKK.
DOVKH , Dol. , August 22. The dem
ocratic Slate convention mot hero to-
luy. Resolutions were adopted and
.ho following ticket nominated : Ohna.
3. Stookloy , for governor , on the first
Ballot ; Olins. B. Lvo , nominated for
congress by nculiimation.
Mniito Iuo > i > niilouts.
Spcc'al Dlcjvatui to 1 UK UFK. *
PoiiTLiNli , Mo. , Aug. 22. The
Advertiser reports a mooting of in
dependent republicans here yesterday
ind another to-day , at which the fol
owing nominations were made : Gov
ernor , Aaron N. Viuton , of Gray ;
iongressman , First district , James M.
Stone , of Kennobcclc ; Second , Nel
son Dingloy , Jr. , of Lewiston ; Third ,
Charles Nash , of Augusta ; Fourth ,
Danial SUokney , of Presquo Islo.
Another meeting , to nominate candi
dates for county oflices will bo hold
; his wook. The meetings were private
Hanlan to Ron.
Special Dispatch tjTnn Dun.
TORONTO , August 2'2. Hanlan has
ssuod a challenge to Ross to row four
or five miles , any course between To-
onto and Novr York , in Jane next ,
'or $5,000 and the championship of
; ho world.
The President at Newport.
Rpcclil Dispatch to Tint Iliti.
NEWPOKT , 11. I. , August 22. Pros-
dent Arthur , accompanied by Frolin-
luyoon , Browstor , Gen. Hancock ,
Mrs. Frolinghuyson , and Mr. and
Mrs , Marshall Jewell , arrived , To
morrow the premdont will vistit Fort
Adams , attend Governor Morgan's
reception , and formally receive thu
rovernor and state officials , and the
nuyor and city officials.
A Bin Race.
Hpeclul Dlrpitch toTilx HKI.
CHICAGO , III. , August 22. Messrs.
White and Dublo , of California , own-
era of Monroe Chief , u short time
since issued u challenge offering to
.rot their stallion agulimt Yon Arniin ,
owned by Commodore W. N , Kittson ,
of St. Paul , for $2,000 a side. Budd
Doblo announces that the challenge
ias boon accepted and that the race
will take place at Minneapolis during
'air week , which is the first week in
September. Co ) . King adds $2,500 ,
nuking the total to ho contested for
? 7,500 The race promises to bo a
eonsational one on account of the
loted character of the horses con
cerned and the prominence of their
The Tiirllf Commission.
Special Dispatch to Tim UKK.
LONO BANUH , August 22. A nuin-
> er ot gentlemen representing different
trades , in various aootiona of the
country , were before the tariff com-
ninsion to-day , nearly all of whom
recommended reduction of tariff on
various articles in queation. The
commission adjourned to moot in Benton -
ton Thursday ,
Brighton Boaali Race-
fjxtUl Dlipikh to Tim On * .
NKW YOUK , August 22. First race ,
hreo quarters of a mile , was won by
Black Gal ; time 1:19. :
Second race , milo and a quarterwas
won by Monk ; time 2:12 : ,
Third r < tco , milo and a half , waa
won by Babcock ; time 211. ;
Fourth race , mile , was won by Pope
Lee ; time 149. ;
Fifth race , handicap hurdle , rnilo
and a quarter , fiyo hurdles , waa won
by Ohio Hey ; time'2:21 : j.
Special DI [ utch to Tin : UKK.
MONTUKAL , August 21. The Amer
ican forestry congress commenced
sesaion thia afternoon , one hundred
delegates being present , After * or
ganization , the congress adjourned
and afterwards mot in sections ,
speeches and papers being produced
at each mooting bearing ou thu plant
ing and cultivation of forest trees
The evening session wns held , the
mayor of the city bcinp present am
tendered freedom of the city to the
American gentlemen present. Other
speeches were made.
MONTUKAL , August 22. The nt
tendance at the opening of the secant
day of American forestry congress
was larger than yesterday. The pro
ccodlngs , although of n routine chnr-
aotor , wcro of much intercut. The
first piper read was an elaborate
treatise on the sources of nitrogen o
plants , by Prof. H. 0. Konzio , of
Michigan , Prof. Caldwell , professor
of agricultural and anylitical chem
istry of Cornell university , read n
paper on the maintenance of ratio , at
the conclusion of which the congress
Cnn iv Person bo Killed by Touching
nn Illuminated Wlro ?
l > hlUlot ] > hUl'riM.
The possibility of an accident oc
earring in Philadelphia similar to thai
which recently caused the dcnth o
two Paris workmen , who in climbing
over the fence of the Tuiliorios ( garden
thoughtlessly caught hold of an elec
tric light wire , induced n reporter o
the press to investigate the subject
with n view to ascertaining what dan
gers , if any , tixist from the use of the
electric illuminating system in this
city. Tliu introduction of wires into
store and public buildings , where
contact withtho deadly conductors is
at times unavoidable , and the peril
ous situation in which the municipal
liremon would bo placed trhon obliged
to cut or handle the electric light
wires during n conll.ignUion , would
bo sufficient cause for alarm , provided
the system of constructing the circuits
were the same in this city as in Paris ,
whore the unfortuimto workmen mot
their death. According to the state
ment , however , of Superintendent
Law , of the Brush Electric Light com
pany , which furnishes the lights on
JlicBtnut street , who explained to the
reporter the protective appliances used
: > y his company on all their lines , the
: langors from electric illumination in
Philadelphia are reduced to a mini
mum , and accidents can result only
from the grossest carelusnncsn.
' In the first place , " said Mr. Law ,
"it is impossible to receive a shock by
contact with one w ire , unless that wire
line a ground circuit , and that is never
the case under our system of lighting ,
oven if it did happen that one of our
wires should become grounded , the
nhock under those ciraumatnncca would
probably bo very Blight , and moreover ,
wo would bo aware of the grounding
of thu wire us soon aa it occurred i and
the current would bo immediately shut
oil' from that circuit. The two Paris
workmen who were killed on Sunday
must have been in contact with two
wires forming a complete circuit ; otherwise
orwiso the accident could not have oc
currod. The wires , moreover , must
liayo been uncovered , aa the electric
lluid cannot pass through the heavy
coating used on properly constructed
conductor. Every wire used by us in
street lighting , aa well aa those
Introduced into buildiuga , is protected
by a coating of non-cbiiduoting ma
terial inclosed in an outer cover of
woven fabric , which not only insulates
the wire , but effectually prevents the
current from passing in the body of
any person who may have come in
contact with two wires forming a cir
cuit. If the wire should break aud
some thoughtless person attempt to
unite the several ends , there would
oven then bo llttln danger , as the
break would bo beneath the covering ,
ind this could only be removed from
the ends by the use of n knife or some
similar instrument. The contingency
arising from a break in thu wire could
not recur in the street lines , however ,
jocauBo it would be impossible to
oring the two broken ends together ,
ho wires being very tense , and the
leight of the poles precluding any
thing of that sort.
WKTEOTINO A IIKKAK.
"Moreover , as soon as a break oc
curs on any of our lines and thu cur
rent is interrupted , wo are made
aware of the fact instantly by the ex
tinguishing of the light connected
with that circuit in our nmchino room ,
The engine is then immediately slowed
down and the current turned oil' , and
10 more electricity passes over that
wire until thu accident has boon in
vestigated and the damage repaired.
I'hus you see that when , in cases of
conflagrations , it becomes necessary
or thu firemen to handle and cut the
wires , the danger of accidents is very
slight ; first , because the wires are
horoughly innulated , and contact with
hem prevented ; aocond , because It
vould ) ) o almost impossible to take
lold of the wires In such a manner as
o complete the circuit and thus receive -
coivo the shock ; and , third , because
ua soon ns the wires are cut the cur
rent is turned oil' in an engine room.
"If it should happen that the covering
oring of the wires leading into a stare
or other building should hy any
chance bo removed and thu bare wire
ixposod , oven then there would bo
ittlo danger , aa the wires are kept us
'ar apart an possible , and the only
iluco n circuit through the body could
jo farmed is ut the cut-off box , and
ihero extra precautions are taken to
prevent any such contingency from
mmng. It would require a current
strong enough to supply a plant of
twenty-live lumps to cause any serious
injury to a human being , and as so
largo a number is not frequently re
quired in any one establishment , the
danger is further detracted from.
Whore two wiroaconnect with a single
lamp the clangor is also null , aa
the electric current is insufficient
to cause any appreciable shock.
"To show you how slight the dan-
.jers are under our olootrio lighting , I
may state that since my connection
with company , which began five years
ago , hut throe persons have been
killed through the instrumentality of
electric lighting machines , Two of
these wore workmen in our employ ,
whose curiosity got the hotter of their
wisdom , and one was an employe of
some establishment where naked wires
wore used , the unfortunate man moot
ing his death by thoughtlessly taking
hold of the conductor ,
A SEETHING POOL.
TliB Iowa RailrrM
Over the Prosperity of
tlio Hew Line ,
The Cattle Shippers of the
.Wost Generally Patroniz
ing the Milwaukee.
A Silent but Effective Protest
ARn.Lntt thoDnvol Broth
Important Changes in the
monc of t Union Paclflb ;
Special Dlspttch to Till Hull.
CmcAflo , Aug. 22. It is stated ,
here that trouble is anticipated be
tween the Omaha and Chicago roads.
The cauio is claimed to bo the opening'
of the Council Bin lib line of the St.
Paul road. Other lines between
Chicago and Omaha have boon pool
ing their traflb , while the St. Paul
remitins out with no immediate pros
pect of Reeking admission to tho-
"ring. ' The pool lines claim that the-
outsider la Rotting the bulk of the live
stock freight from the Union Pacific ,
and it is also claimed that the Union.
Pacific has a contract to deliver all
live stock to the now line for the en
tire season. It is claimed on tlm
other side that the heavy cattle carry
ing trade on the now line is simply a.
protest of shippers to the pooling ar
rangements with which they have fora ,
longtime boon burdened. A break in
all classes of freight rates is now being
freely dticiusod , which must result in
open warfare between the Ohicngo
and Omaha linos. An investigation
laa been inaugurated.
Morn of the Samo.
Special Dispatch to Tnr. Ilnr.
CHICAGO , August 22. The pool
inos between Chicago and Omaha
charge that the Union Pacific has
n ido a contract for a year to deliver-
all their live stock to the Council
Bluffs line of the St. Panl , road , a non-
pooling lino. The pool Hnea threaten
open warfare on all classes c
Freight unless satisfactory arrange
ments can bo mado.
Xho Chances in the Union Pnolflo
Special Dispatch to Tim DKX ,
CHICAGO , Aug.22. Dispatches from
pmaha announce Important changes
in tho'iimnogibment of the Union Pa
cific. The speculation since the resig
nation of J. T. Clark as general su
perintendent of the road , as to who
would succeed him , was brought to
end to-day. A change of system was
announced , which abolishes the of-
Ice of general superintendent. Ac
cording to the circular issued by the
joneral manager , S. H. H. Clark , the
now arraneemcnt will go into ef
fect Sept. 1st , and is aa follows :
The various lines of the company
liavo boon grouped , in now divisions ,
and the superintendent of each will bo
general superintendent of that divn-
lion. Under thia arrangement 8. T.
Smith , with headquarters at Kansas
City , will bo general superintendent
of the Kansas division and branches , ,
ncludinff the Kansas Conoral.
A. A. Egbert , at .Denver , will bo
( onoral superintendent of the Col-
irado division , including the Colorado
} mitral , Grooloy , Salt Lake & Pa
cific , Georgetown , Brockonridgo &
Loadvtllo , Denver , Western & Pa-
iitio , Denver & South Park , and all
P. J. Nichols , at Omaha , will con-
rol the Nebraska division , including.
all formerly in the Union division bo-
Dmaha and Ohoyonno ; Uobt. Law , at
Dhoyonno , will control the Wyoming
division , being all west of Ohoyonno } .
[ . fJ. Congdon will have charge of the
notivo power and car department and ,
2. Lane of the bridge building do-
The Pullman Brlbo-
poclal Dispatch to Till list ,
CHICAGO , August22. The charges of-
lugh Maker , assessor of the town of
lyde Park , that a prominent man
offered to bribe him with $1,000 to.
ewer the assessment on the peoporty
of the Pullman company , appears to
about go by default. Maher stated
f the three attorneys of the company
would join in a request to him to give
ho naino ot the man who offered the
> ribe , ho would do so. The attorneys-
leoline to request the name and.
Ifuhor declines to give it.
Railroaa Rates. .
poulal Dlnpitch to Urn HUH
NEW YOUK , Auguat 22. Some forty
of the general patsongor and general
reight agents of various railroads mot.
Commissioner Fink's office
and discussed the question of different
ruloi between thia city and various
lointa west. No conclusions were
cached and the discussion will bo ro-
pedal Dlipatih to Tiu llif.
PooaiiK&KL'BiE , August 22.Thoro
VUB a good attendance at the racot to-
lay. The following are the summaries ;
! : ; J8 class , Gladiator first ,
L'opsy second , May Thorn third , Eva
fourth : time , 2:2li : , 2:25K 2:27 : * , 227.
The 2:23 : class , Unadala
irat , Cora Belmont second , George
M. third , Flora F. fourth } time , 2274 :
2:25J : , 2:24i : " , 220.
Pacing race , 2.25 clasa ,
Limber Jack , first , Mattie Bond ,
second , Warrior third , Keno fourth ;
time , 2:22J : , 2l9 ! , 222.
The president left New York for New
port yedterday afternoon.
Thirty-live new cases of yellow f over and
one death at Urowanvlllo Monday.
The de'cgntoa to the republican state
convention elected at Albany yesterday
are understood to be anti-Cornell ,
A ProscottA. ( T.dlapaUhBaya ) the Gen.
Oarr court of Inquiry convened yesterday
t the department headquarters ,
court U sitting with closed doors.
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