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A Scathing : Review of the School Land
Franiisliy , Senator Van W ,
The State Board Dirootly Ohargoc
With Complicity in the
Swindles ,
An Attempted Defense of the
Orimo Proves a Confession of
Guilt ,
A Saored Trust for a Saored Pur
; ? pose Bartered Away for a
; Pittance ,
IM "Tho Conspirators Fortified by an
M " "
Official "Opinion" which was
Never Filed ,
' Viewed in Any Aspect there Sooins
No Excuse lor this Betrayal of
Public Trust. "
Special to THE BKE ,
OAKLAND , Hurt Co. , Sopt. 3. Senator
"Van Wyck delivered nn interesting nnd
instructive nddroas nt the Burt counly
fnir , hold nt Oakland , thia nftarnoon.
After reviewing various topics especially
interesting to the agricultural clnss , the
senator dwelt nt some length on the
tariff and transportation questions nnd
measures proposed for the relief of pro
ducers. Turning from those topics Sou
star Vnn Wyck made n scathing review
of the school land frauds , which created
a profound sensation.
The senator said :
Passing from what pertains to the farm ,
to farm life , to production , to transporta
tion , to sale nnd profits of production ,
there are other matters which imperative
ly demand your attention , particularly
the attention of farmers who pay a largo
proportion of the taxes.
You see the public domain absorbed by
railroad corporations ai\d nctri'Iy stolen
through fraud by lumber syndicates in
the north , and cattle and foreign syndi
cates in the west , nnd you feel powerless
to stop the wrong and punish the of
If you find similar practices nt your
own doors you are omnipotent through
the ballot box to reach the offences and
the offenders. * * * * * * *
There are other dangerous combinations
besides those of railroads. There are
syndicates of foreigners soaking owner
ships of immenflo tracts , cattle syndicates
illegally fencing millions of the people's
acres. The nation is aroused at such out
rages , nnd demand that the wrongs bo re
dressed and the rights vindicated ; yet
"ihoconspiracy of wealth defies the nation's
Scheming operators have been trying
their hand in this stato.
The government generously donated to
the state about 3,000,000 acres for school
purposeswhich , if honestly administered ,
would realize over § 20,000,000.
for a sacred purpose the education of the
youth of the stato. Bettor allow men to
steal broad from the mouths of your
children than filch any of this bounty.
Yet this sacred domain has been practic
ally invaded , worse than all by the ac
tive assistance of the state board , or
what is equally criminal , by their indif
The case ns stated and not denied
shows guilty complicity. Those who nro
the paid and sworn guardians and defenders -
fenders of the people's interests have
bartered away hundreds of thousands of
acres for twonty-fivo years , at a nominal
The same law for leasing school lands
has been in force many years. Yet only
during the last year or two has the u > n-
duct of the board produced this scandal
and fraud.
Thus far the only excuse offered is that
when citizens commenced suit to restrain
the wrong-doors , the state board
Plnding the syndicate could not getaway
away witti the plunder they nsk them to
return it.
But the important question Is : why
has the state board issued the leases 1
\\liy did citizens know the fraud and the
guardians of the state not ?
Tlio state ofilcors who allowed , or tolerated
erated , or made possible such frauds
ought to bo impeached.
Keith county is not the only ono ; in
others the fraud was consummated
where ono Individual obtained Gi sections
at a nominal valuation for twenty-five
Tauso for a moment 10,000 ncres for
the pittance of 81,200 to § 1,500 dollars
a year , nnd then exempt from taxation.
Thousands of acres to ono individual at
n rent much loss than the taxes you pay
on your land.
The state would realize more to make
an absolute cift of the lands , then taxes
could bo collected , realizing moro than
the interest to bo paid.
which clearly shows the guilty complici
ty of the board appeared In the Lincoln
State Journal of August 31. First al
leging the great desire of the board to
protect the school lands , the Journal
says what in the light of facts would
aoem bitter sarcasm :
"Havinff consulted the attorney general ,
the board was. of opinion that it had jiowur to
limio lands that had not been off < .red for sale ,
and decided , la order
from the school lands in Keith county , to
lm > o them appraised and leased to the highest
biddo. "
That paper then gives n sketch of
It seems ono of tlio firat named ap
praisers had some conscientious scruple
in npprahing the land in the manner do
mnndod , nnd ho hosititod , A letter wa
written to A. G. Kendall , land commis
sioner , stating the situation nnd conclud
ing that some outside jmrlics aoom determined
terminod to prevent the putting of the
lands in the market. "
Kendall replied , Juno 21) ) , to the coun
ty dork , giving him fresh instructions ,
saying ho must not countenance any
ordered him to appoint now appraisers
nnd asked for advice as to what would bo
for the interest of thostato in the matter.
The Journal then adds :
"At the July mooting of tlio board , the ap
plications inailo for leases were opened arc !
awarded , They were made by sixty-el lil
parties , many of them residents of Koitlr
county nnd personally known to the baard. "
Juno 23 , Kondrll sends now pa
pers nnd orders now npprnisora by the
county clerk.
Those papers were sent by nihil nnd
had to travel to Keith county , requiring
joino time. The clerk of that county
liad to appoint now appraisers after re
ceiving instructions from Kendall , re
quiring spmo time. The nppraisers had
to examine and apprniso 80,000 acres
the Kith nnd oGth sections , which
requires much time. Then the appraisement
mont was returned by the county clerk
to the board , requiring moro timo. Then
the Journal says : "At the July mooting
the leases were opened and awarded , and
they were made by sixty-eight persons. "
All that would require much time , nnd
all this was done during the few days' be
tween Juno 23d and the July mooting.
Hero then is ono record showing
How did the G8 know the value of the
issossmont so ns to make applications ?
Sco the pretended anxiety of the county
clerk to prevent "outside interference ; "
then the pretended anxiety of the board
to have the lands leased to "tho highest
bidder , " and putting the lands "in the
market ; " and then the commissioner
nlks of "tho interest of the state. " Yet
this is all done
: rom July 23 to the July mooting. The
only "outsldo interference" waa the pro
motion of this scheme. An officer in
the western cattle insurance company
and the G8 persons were these in the
employ of his company , and these per ,
ions in Keith county , " personally
mown to the board , " were the apprais
ers and other persons who were taken
"nto the secret and who were to share in
; ho plunder. You cannot bellovo a pub
ic officer
who will do such transactions. The law
expressly requires lands should bo first
advertised for sale before being offered
'or lease. The law is very plain that the
lublic must bo notified.
Yet In thesp cases secrecy is observed ,
no public notice at any stage of the pro
ceedings , tlio lands are quietly nnd spsed-
ly assessed. Take Keith county ns n
sample. An appraisement of 80,000
acres at prices ranging from 40 to 75
conta per acre , when every member of
the state board know that the railrord
company had beeu selling all its lands in
.hat county for from $3 to $5 per acre ,
which became subject to tnxation as soon
ns sold. Yet school Inud equally good ,
not subject to taxation , rented for 25
years , at G per cent , on a valuation of
LO to 75 cents par acre.
How many men of any party believe
ho state board were competent or hon-
> st is Issuing leases on such valuation ?
Choir crime or neglect was complete
when the leases were issued. They are
entitled to no credit
hey were compelled by fear of exposure
n the courts. It was the good fortune
of the state that some of its private citi
zens were moro honest and capable and
aithful than the state board.
Another excuse which moro clearly
hews the weakness of their defense , is
hat the Attorney-General gave an
opinion against the plain provision of the
nw , holding that no public notice wns
necessary. That land need not first bo
offered for ealo. That was supposed to
oiako the accomplishment of the con-
piracy easy. This is the same old story.
When any great crime is to bo committed
> y public officers they fortify themselves
n advance with nn opinion from someone
ono who is willing to bo a co-conspirator ,
and bo equally guilty with themselves.
When land grant roads desired to
\iivo \ honest settlers from their homo-
toads or to eecuro moro than a generous
congress gave them , they generally ob-
ninod from supple attorneys-general
uch an opinion as their scheme required.
In this case most remarKable an of-
icinl opinion afi'ecting hundreds of thou-
ands of acres
BO the reasons thereof could bo
ircsontcd to the people. This defense
rould indicate n design , n deliberate in
cut to allow this plunder. In the first
ilaco , why seek an opinion where the
itatuto is so plain that ho who runs may
road ? The provision of the law and the
itttural interpretation and execution of
ho aamo would protect the people in
heir school lands and the state board In
heir reputation. A forced and ingenious
onstruction of this act was desired from
ho attorney-general.
The plain provision secured this school
and , the other opened the door for se
crecy , fraud , and plunder. The latter
was adopted by the school board. "Why ?
) o figs grow from thorns or grapes from
histlea ? Again , why ?
The elate board must have known what
ho result would bo. The people must
ggroo they desired tbo natural result of
heir acts. If there was any doubt as to
, ho moaning of this law why was it not
continued in the interest of the people ,
of honesty , of fair dealing ?
Any public officer who will not admin
ister the public trust with thuaamoability
and zeal as ho would his own property , is
a worse criminal than the ono whom the
poet said should bo scourged naked
through the world. Had the board owned
30,000 acres which they desired to lease
on the best terms , what man on earth bo-
Moves they would have pursued thia
some of this land waa leased to clorka in
the offices of members of the board. But
suppose the law was entirely silent as to
the manner of advertising for sale 01
leasing , aa the atato o Ulcers are nol
charged with being fools , how could they
undertake a disposition of this proport ;
without ordinary advertising.
Ylowod in any aspect there scorns iu
excuse for this betrayal of public trust
_ On the basis of Keith county vnlua
tion nnd the sale by railroads of lands it
the aamo county. There must , in Inndi.
leased during the last two years , bo n
loss to the stnto of nt lorit 850,000 per
years making In the twenty-five years
$1,250,000 , taken from ovoiy school dis
trict in the state ,
of many counties. Thia is equally np
parent in Lincoln county whore the leas *
os were not recalled. In 1880 before the
value of lands had increased , the school
lands in that county were apprnlsod from
811o § 3 nnd § 5 per ncro. In 1881 in
the snmo county , when real catito hat
doubled nnd trobki in prlco , the landa
were appraised under this board at 40c
to 70o nor ncro.
Politics , particularly nartizanahlp , 1ms
nothing to do with quoationsof thia kind.
If n man in your employ driyoyour team
or market your hogs and grain in n man-
ncso reckless and apparently dishonest ,
you would dismiss him nt once from
pour service. Would It not bo well for
.hose who nro not seeking the spoils of
office to npply business principles to pol-
tica ?
There ia another matter demanding
explanation. This ssmo board is also
entrusted with
rot it is charged that the utnto. treasurer
IBS boon allowed to ro'iih itl'h's ' hands
from § 150,000 to ? 100,000. This largo
imount h"1 ? boon depicted in n few
banks. The statute m ± 03 it n crime for
thostato treasurer to m-'to nny such do-
[ ) oaits. Why has not Tiis money been
p'omptly Invested , so the school fund
might bo benefited ? What excuse can
bo offered for this neglect ? They will
probably hide behind aomo quibble or
technicality , possibly an opinion from the
attorney general , or some other attorney.
It will bo a proper subject of inquiry
'or the next legislature whether the
stnto hns received nny portion of the
ntorest from these deposit ? Whether
nny members of the board are bankers
or interested in banks.
Strange that ofilcors should run the
mzard of public censure , possibly Im
peachment , merely for amusement or in
If this board , in their own right ,
owned § 200,000 or § 400,000 , who bo-
iovos they would study so carefully the
nterost of a few banks as to place it on
These questions are beyond yarty con
sideration. The officers of this board are
not of different faith , so that
r'pu and I cannot bo charged with un-
dnd criticism of a politcal opponent ,
when our party friends are equally com-
) licated.
The First Cargo of Iron Ore From
the Vermilion Lalco District.
Cleveland Herald , Aujf. 27.
The arrival of th.i first cargo of iron
ere from the Vermilion Lake district ,
narks n now step in the commercial and
ndustrinl progress of Cleveland. Tlm
a the first load of iron ere over shipped
'rom the state of Minnesota , and is the
> eginning of n trade likely to prove of
; reat importance to that state and this
city. Until the discovery and develop
nent of the iron field in the neighbor
load of Vermilion Lake , not far from the
Canadian bordoritwassupposodMinnoso-
a was destitute of iron. The fact that
on the first of the present month there
was lying at the mines and the port of
shipment on the north shore of Lake
superior , destined for Cleveland , 20,000
, housand tons sf the finest quality of ere ,
equal to the best of the Marquptto's dis-
net iron , shows that supposition to have
teen a great mistake. Not only has tbo
vork of developing the mineral riches of
, his now region been begun , a railroad
rom Duluth along the lake to the now
lort of shipment and thence back to the
nines has boon built for the express pur-
> ese of opening up the important mineral
orritary , and the consignment of ere
which reached Cleveland last evening is
angiblo proof that the road is in running
order and has commenced business.
Cleveland has boon elected as the mar-
cot for the product of the now
ninoral region of Minnesota as it was
ho market for the ores of the
Northern Michigan iron region in the
arly days of its development The
yiesars. Ely , through whoso hands the
rado of this now region will pass , were
ilso among the first interested in the
ran mining industry of northern Michl-
an , and were largely instrumental in
iroctinfr the attention of the capitalists
md business mon of Cleveland to what
ias proved a source of incalculable bene
fit Ito the industry of this city. The
now venture haa come upon the market
it an unpropitious time , the price of iron
> oing low and the demand for ere com-
wrativoly small , but these interested In
ho enterprise have every reason for con-
Idonco in their success. Cleveland
ortainly will profit by this important
addition to its business.
An Antl-1'rlHon-Ijahor Strike.
CHICAGO , September 3. The Iittor-Ocenn's '
'oliet special Bays , a riot occurred at tlio wire
rawing mills this afternoon on account of tliu
eduction lit wage. ? , ualcl to l > a caused by coin-
lutltiun iu thn state penitentiary. A part of
ho men icinained nt work and the atrllcorH
attacked tliom. A considerable iniuibnr of
non , including tlio chief of policu were BO-
crcly though not fatally hurt. Mont of the
attacking party am-htod and lined ,
Tlio Pope and 1'riiHHln ,
JiKllUX , Septumlicr 3 , Doctor Schloczcr ,
'riisnian minister at the Vatican has been in-
tructcd to offer final terini for the Huttlomunt
of difference * between tlm pope and the
'riicslan puvornment. Falling to reach on
grcomcnt , the Prussian legation bo with
For CoiifrcsB from Iowa.
IJuuLiNGTON , Iowa , September 3 , A Hawk
Cyo Hpcclal announces the nomination of John
5. WoodHon , of Henry county , for congrvaa
iy the Kirat district republican convention to
lav. Tbo nomination wan mndit on the 74th
allot by a votit of 3'J to 37 for Moses A , Me-
Cotd , prexeut incumbent.
A Too 1'olltlcal
MADISON , Wia. , September 3. The com'
initU-o appointed by Ilio board of unlvnreity
rogontH to consider the charges that 1'rua
ident Ia com had been meddling with poll
lien too much and neglecting bin dutlea , made
report to thu board to-day that it had been
unablu to got a quorum fur meeting. The
charges are returned without recoininunda
tlon ,
A Private Letter Frini Presto
Chas , F. Ate ,
With Flattorintr Stories of Union
Paoifio Piuanoos ,
Vftguo but Bright Prognostica
tions of the Future ,
The Ohioago and Northwestern
Complains of Bull Times ,
But Proposes Vast and Impor
tant Extensions ,
The Blnok Hills Country to bo At
tinned and Hints tliat OK *
( louMny bo nu Olv
Jootlvo rolnt.
Specinl Dispatch to TllKllKE.
I\'KW YoliK , September 3. President
Adams , of the Union Pacific , writes a private
otter Buying that it look * ns through the com
> any would soon bo entirely fteo of ita ttoat
ng doht. The cash remittances , received
dally from Omaha , nro steadily increasing.
Adams writes that ho will Boon publish a
financial statement , anyway before Soptcm
jor 15 , which will show the company to bo
n very much bettor shape financially , than la
ronorally supposed.
Vice President Sylcon , of the
Northwestern railway company , says
chat the company's earnings in August , 'S'J ,
were about § 105,000 per day , but during the
iast month there has boon n fall *
ng oil in oarninga. As compared
with last year it was probably
equal to two days' business ; in other words ,
? lilUC33 , and possibly more. There was , how
svor , loss business ] ior day this year thnu last.
The road has suffered from the short coin crop
: or the last two years ; moreover , the trans
portation of iron ere is less profitable than
icretoforo , as freight charge have been reduced -
duced , following heavy reductions in the price
of iron. The Northwestern company's pur
chase of the Sioux City & Pacific gijea it u
ino to Valentino , just bojr > iid Fort ttiobrara.
The company hna authorized an extension of
ninety miles of this line to the westward , or
nearly as fur west as the Black Hill ? , and much
nearer that country than any other road. The
road will bo completed next year , and in tiuio
t will probably bo extended lurthor. There
are persona who would like to see it extended
to connect with the Central Pacific at Ogdon.
Murderoua Measures Adopted by
Colorado Stock Men ro Main
tain Their Open Viola *
tlori of tliu Laws.
WASHINGTON , September 1 > / JJaw Clark
St. John , of the general land office was do-
bailed to invcatigato the charges contained on
an affidavit to the effect that twenty-five
ramlulent entries had boon inailo of landa in
Bear creek , in south-eastern Colorado , and
reports that the entries wore genuine , and
vero made for the benefit off the entry men.
A number of fraudulent entries were discov
ered north of Trinidad , In Las Animus county
Colorado. Mr. St. John eays that ho found
at least 10,000 acres of tbo public lands fenced
n with barbed wire. Thcso cases have
already been reported to the department ,
fall and IJarrilla have thus enclosed an erea
about ten miles square and Thompson , anoth-
r cattle man , has enclosed n , tract of six by
, on miles in extent. Great hardship to
ottlers and delay in traffic and mails results
rom thcsu unlawful enclosure * of thu public
loinain. The penalty inflicted by the stock
lien upon persons who dare to cut these
ences or leave the gat33 open is death , and
ipon many such fences are to ho found signs ,
ending , "Cut this fence mid buyyourcollin. _
'ho herders are usually Mexicoim of the
invest class , and the person who venturoi to
.ransgross . thu rule and cut fences in shot
! own by ino of them. _ The detection of
ssasiiii.s is almost inipossihlu.
Its Able and Truthful Address Be-
fnro 5.OOO I'coploln Madison.
MADIHON , September 3. An o ] > nn-air mass
neoting was held in front of the capitol bulld-
ng this afternoon. 1'ivo thousand people
vore present and received General Lognu with
> rolonged cheering. Ho wan introduced by
icnoral Fail-child , and spuko about HO mill-
tea , saying : The course of thu democratic
tarty IB indelibly impressed upon the history
f the country in a manner that no 0110 should
uvy. The democratic p&rty represents the
Cnglish Interests as against the American In-
orests. Its monuments aio built to frco
rude , ktato banks , a rotten and depreciated
currency , stales' lights and slavery.
L'helr platform would have to bo lefcrrcd to
lie supreme court for a delinilo cunstruction.
[ 'ha lutteraof acceptance ) of thu candidates on
ho democratio ticket gave no eluo to their
views on thu living questions of the day. The
republican party threw thu light of scrutiny
ipou its principles and invltoil inspection.
jogan dwelt upon Hcndriuk'rt record nnd as
sorted that HondtickH voted during the days
of reconstruction for uu amendment requiring
> roporty ( luallficatious In tlieiolxil states with
ho Inlentiou ( if iirovonting thu frrudinen from
voting , Uunerai Logan then dlscuHHed the
ariff , and at the close of the upoooli the parly
eft lor Chicago.
Cattle Quaraiitinn In Illinois ,
Hi'HiNOKiKU ) , Ji.u , September 3. Gover
nor Hamilton to-day issued a proclamation
msod on thu reports of the state veterinary
ipon the existence of pleura-pneumonia , Thu
iroclamation Inchidea county 1 ' 'air field In
Connecticut ; countlea Putnam , Wcatchester ,
tfow York , Kings and Queens In Now York ;
counties Lehik'h , 1 lucks , Murks , Montgomery ,
L'liilnd.olphia , Delaware , Chester , Lancaster ,
York , Adams and Columbus in Pennsyl'
vanla ; all counties In the states of New Jer >
ioyDelawaroMnrylftnd and District of Cohini1
uiii ; Miami county In Ohio and prohibiting
lee importation iuto this ututo of any cattlu
from tliuHu atateH , Governor 1 famllton is also
In correnpondeiicu with Governor Porter of
Indiana regarding thu appearance of pleuro-
pneumonia among nhort hum hurda iu thai
state ,
> rtio IloHolvor'H I-\itc ,
ST. JOHNH , N. I1' . , September 3 , An In
apectlon of the abandoned brig , Ueaolver
demonatratoa that a collMon with an Ic l > crg
occurred , followed by u sudJon panic among
the fcrew and paMengors who Immocthtely
launched the boats , loa\Ing ov rrything l '
liinil ; that the boats ) woto dailicd by the ei
against an iceberg , and Hwamped , ami n !
hands perished. Onn hutidrcd nnd forty-f'no
ledicrgs lie betwrnn the scene of disaster it
Trinity bay nnd Wa Ihams island.
Another Plvuluonco of tlm Horrors of
the CJrcoly Expedition Brnlti-
urd'H Alloiccd AlrooloiiH
Cr.KVKt.\Nn , Ohio , September 3. A morn
Ing paper has a special from Washington con
laining serious reflections on Lieutenant Grcu *
ly nnd Sergeant Ikainard , of the Attic expo
dotlon. The telegram is based on an nllegod
interview with a prominent army wh
said that Urninnrd , on boarding the rellcl
steamer "Hear , " told or admitted stories < > l
llesh eating , saying , "Oh , 1 could oat the
damned Rtulf nnd digest it , but the others
could not , " Another remark nllogod to hino
slipped Sergeant Urainard'a lips was iu regard
Ui the nbaonco of Mr Pnvy's body nnd it was !
"llo'n nil gone , 1 fininhod the last of him just
jeforo you arrived. " This Is the suh Unco of
.ho dispatch , llralnard , Long and Council
nro at n iniisouui horu. llrnlnard was inter
viewed this morning and emphatically denied
! ia\ing uttered the statements attributed to
hiui aboard the "Hoar. "
Tlio Indlimiinpnlls Suntlnol Blunt Ex
plain IlH IllBldtlOllH AttllOlC
on lilnlno.
IxntANATOUH , September 3. In the United
? Ute3 distilct court to-day Judge Woods over
ruled the demurrer filed by the defense In the
iJlalno Sentinel suit. Thu attorneys fur the
lefenso nppoired and nnuoniiced that the
Sentinel's answer will bo ready to-morrow
and Ulaino'H counsel waived the formality of
ruling the defense to an answer. Mho Hontl-
lol'fl counsel aays it will not bo possible to bo
ready for trial before November for the reason
, hnt most of the witnessss live at n dlstanuo
rom Indianapolis , nnd a great deal of work
will bo required In taking depositions ,
llano 15 11
At Minneapolis The directors of the Min-
loapolis base ball club this afternoon voted to
disband the club at once. The playora were
olTo > od a guarantee of their pay for the rest of
ho season but refused to accept , The club U
S1.8CO in debt.
At Now York Now York , 3s Chicago , 0.
At llostou Boston , 7 ; Cleveland , 0.
At Ualtimoro Union game postponed.
At Unltimoro Athletics , 12 ; IJaltnnore.
At Providence Providence , 10 ; 1J uflalo , 1.
At Columbus Columbus , 1 ; Louisville , 12 ,
At Pittsburg Allegheny : Virginia , 8.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia , 5 ; Detroit ,
At Uoston ( Unions ) IJostun ; Pittsburg ,
At Wilmington ( Unions ) Cincinnati ; 7 ;
iVilinliiL'ton , d.
At Washington ( Unions ) NatioualK , C ;
ICausas City , I ) . Game called account of the
At St. Louis Indianapolis , 13 ; St. Louis ,
Bishop Mfillalleu at thu West Mis.
slon Coiiforcnoo.
Special DJuiwtch to THK BEK.
KKAHSKV , September 3. Blehop 1Malla
lieu called the West Ncbiaska Mission conference -
once to order this morning. The attendance
s largo. Koports show the mission to bo in
excellent condition. The bishop delivered an
able lecture on "Kducation , " last evening.
I'his ia the firat conference over which ho has
iresidcd , and ho is highly complimented as a
iruiiding officer. Thu session so far has been
rory interesting.
Ohio Wool Growers In Council.
SCoLUMlius , ! Ohio , September 3. A largely
attended meeting of thejjstato wool growers
was hold In the state fair grounds to-day.
Jpcochos were made by Congressmen Converse
uid KobiiiMon , Senator Sherman nnd Cohim-
IUH Delano. IteaolutionH were adoptad pledg-
ng political support only to tariff mon , _ an < l
or a committco of one from each congicssionul
lintnct tu r ° ccrtain nnd publish whether each
candidate favors the rchtoration of the tariff of
A Famer'H llnatli.
HEADINO , Soplomber It. Mrs. Washington
Cooler , who has boon fasting forty-eight days
led this morning. She was moved to com-
lenco the fast by mailing nf Chriat'H fast in
liu wilderness. When well her weight was
75 pounds , Her body weighed but 102
lounds ,
Itnn Down by a Train.
MII.WAUKKK , September 3. Whilu .Tamos
I. ] ' 'inhor and Prosper Humbert , well known
beep breeders , were crossing the railroad
r.ick nuar the city to-day a double lig , In
vliich they rode , was struck by the train.
Seth gentlemen woio crushed to death ,
Cincinnati' ExpOHllliin Oponfl.
CINCINNATI , September 3. The twelfth In-
ustrial exposition was formally opened to-
Ight. The chief now features of this year
ru the extensive ( , 'overnment exhibit and the
3reely expedition rulici.
In Qiiarantlno.
NKW YoiiK , September 3. On the arrival
f the Paclfio Mail utoamer Colon at quaran.
Ino , ] 'rank Krinscea , exchange eleik in the
first National bank of Portland , Ore. , was ar-
esteil , charfied with Btoaling 87,000 depojited
jy the Northern 1'aclfio railroad.
Dulcota'H Now UnlvorHlty.
MITCIIKI.I. , September 3. The corner stone
f the new Dakota university was laid to-day
with appropriate ceremonies , and many prom-
nont people were present. H IH a Methodist
nslllution and has an endowment of § 100,000.
'I'lio Old Th rout.
UEIII.IN. September 3. The Noith Gorman
Ga/otto attributes to jysmurck the design to
reato a jiolltlcal bloekado agalust Kngland by
ho formation of a coalition of the Powers mi-
osj her egotlsheal policy of colonial extension
s abandoned ,
PAJHH , .Septombor 3. Admiral Courbot'a
movements in Cblnoso watord are kept xucrot.
Ho IH taking n circuitous route to decelvo the
Chinese ,
Kuln VH. Speed ,
MiNNEAl'OLiH , Suptomber 3. The heavy
tain of last night and this morning provcnted
the attempt of Jny-Kya-Soo to beat bis own
record ,
HlavoH ,
MouNI ) Cir\ , Illinois , SejitembcT 3.
Dougherty's ntavo factory , ilry house and out
buildings burned this morning. Loan 8'JO,000 ,
irwured for 38,000.
1'KKii-oiir , Ilia. , September . ' . Kebor A ,
Klukenbinder , doalciu In Agricultural implu
ments at Lena , thla county , amimued , Lia
vbilitiea , $20,000 , assets much bdow ,
C < .ws-i ; , Stptomlwr . ' ) . Tlio Gnzotto
Rtnles that privitto dlypatchcit have boon rp-
cehedfrnm the gold coast in western Africa
to tlm elftfct that Franco II.MI nnnoxcd
1 prto J eve , nnd Dr. Nnchtlgal h s mmflxnd
Little Poim , on the Dnhomoy con t , to the
( icrnmn colonies.
LONDOH , September 3. Tim inhibilnntB of
the ComcrnotiN unmty , In wcstoni Africn , nro
about to liresent a tirotost to the Ijondon
furelyn olllco ngahut the annexation of tnAt
dietriet to the German jMsnes'ionn , n they
prefer IlriUMi irotectinn. Germany lutl
ordered the Urltish equity court , ustablishod
in that country , to bo abolished. HP , with
the llriti'h consul , had nn interview with the
Gorman consul to the Cnmoroons , and mil ) .
milted the argument that tlio court wni a
tjroat er\ Ice to the Bottlemeiit of dinimlcs.
' 1 ho matter will rest until the consuls have
communicated with their respective covorn-
n\K \ ljunibcr Flro nt
DunuqUK , Iowa , September 3. At ! o'chxli :
this afternoon a fire started in ono of the lum
ber piles of the Lumber Co. The
cause waa a rpirk from n locomotive on the
Illinois Central or the Chicago Milwaukeu
St. Paul , both of which were aloiijaldo ( the
umber. The fire was soon beyond the con.
trol of the fire department. Tlio entire yard
if lumber was burned , including between 5-
500,000 and 0,000,000 feet of lumber. Most of
.his belonged to C. W. llobison , who hade
o tied n mill of the Chicago Lumbar Co.
lint n small portion belonged to
.ho company. The loss is estimated nt
§ 05,000 to SSO.OOO. Fully Insured in
companies noB-olialed through
Chicago ngen-
cie , The total leas , divided between liobi-
mil the Dubitquu Lumber compay h put nt
? 70,01'0 for lumber alone , lleaidca there ia n
os < of S15.000 In bridges , tramwny.s , elevated
nilrouds , nhop , etc. , divided betu'eon them.
Dm total loss to-night Is put at $105,009 of
which nearly all Is covered by insurance.
The npaco burned over Is equal to four blocks
In length nnd two in width. Ono of the steam
engines belonging to thu city , the "SolTurck , "
VMS caught In the fire nnd damaged. M. 1C.
Uooro in the excitement was thrown from
lis buggy and badly Injured.
Blalno Traveling.
PonTSMOUTH , N. II. , September 3. Ulaino
was received hereby a largo crowd nt the
lepot. Ho stood on the platform nnd spoke
rielly. Ho loft Immediately for Manchos-
, or.
or.IJllUNSwiCK , Mo. Septembers. The repub
lican rally at Topaham this evening , twenty *
ho thousniul persona were proiunt. Mr
; 31ninu was introduced as the next president of
.hu United StttuH , and said : "Your chairman
will permit mo to object to that form of pre
sentation , fortho people of thu Udltod Staten
vill claim thu rightto bo heard upon that. "
lilamo waid he was not tlirro to in alto a speech
and made way for Judge West , of Ohio.
MANCIIKHTKII , September 3. .lamoa G.
lilaino left Portsmouth nt 8:10 : this oveinn" ,
accompanied by ovovernorSinltH ! _ nnd Gan-
ral R. M. liatuholdor of this city , arriving
lero nn hour later. About HOD persona wel
comed thu party at thu station , lllaluu waa
driven to thu "Willow * , " Governor Smith's
csidence. ] foyill address the people at tlio
ew Kngland fair to-morrow.
AH Appeal to ilio Hatnls.
SAI.TLAKK , September 3. The following
wes itsued to-night : "To tlm presidents of thu
stakes , to the bishop and to the members of
the Church of Jeans and the Latter Day
Saints : Dear Brethren , As memorial services
havu been held in different stikea'out of re
spect to our mar yred brethren , auggestiona
liavo been made about tubacrlptlona to assist
the fnmllicaof thu dceoascd. If this moot )
the * foolliigH of tlio , .Bnintc , I , tlio
trust they will place SUO a ] a commencement
for a fund of that kind. The presidents of the
stakes may open subscriptions in several atnkcs
as n freo-vtill offering for thla purpose. They
will also take chargu of thla matter and for
ward all contributions thus made to the olficu
of the trustee , in trust. Your brethren ,
An Important Dcolwloii.
MOSTON , September 3. Tlio demurers of
ho defendant wore sustained in the case of
jineus M. Price , receiver of tlio Pacific Nn-
tonal bank , vs. Lowls Coleman , ex-president
and director. This was a bill in ecpiity in
vliich the plaintiff fought to hold the diroo-
.ora loeponniblo for losses Hiiatainod by thu
i.inlc and its di ret torn , amounting to ono
mllion and a half dollars , through the gross
lepliponco of the diiectoix in the porformanca
if their duties. The dimiurorn were filed by
ho directors for "inultifariouanoss and un-
crtaiuty" in the bill ,
owa nt tlio Now OrlcanH Wurld'H
l alr.
DIM Moi.vr.s , Soptembur 3. The world's
air commission for Iowa met hero to-day
with a huge attendance of siiporintcndcnta
nd anjiataiit commlaNioners from all parts of
.hoHtati ) . Plans were perfected that will on-
bio the state to make a line exhibit ut Now
) rleatis. The report loaves nu doubt but that
a fund of thirty thousand dollaiv , to defray
xpuuaesof state oxhlbitH , can bo speedily
.lined. A largo part of the amount luw nl-
oudy boon secured.
K.VllOBlllOIl OpCIlH ,
CJIIKAUO , III. , Hoptemler 3. The twelfth
annual opening of the Inter-state industrial
xposition occured hero this ovening. Al-
hough many exhibits nro not In perfect roadi-
lens , the showlpg ia a very good one. The art
lopartment Is especially strong , conlaibg a
lumber of pictures from thu Paris Falun , kand
catling American painleru.
HI. IjOlllH IOxlHltlll | ( OpOIIH.
ST. Loi'lH , .September 3. Hallroad men
cutimato the number of strangers brought to
lie elty to-day mid to-night nt 30,000. Tlm
attnietion was the second annual pageant of
.ho . Trades Display Association and the open-
ug of the new exposition building , both of
which events occurred to-night.
She IH 11 Ciindldato ,
WASiiiNiiroN , Septembers. The woman's
latioual equal rights party , at a convention
mid recently in ban J'r.incUco , nominated
Mm. ISelva A , Lockwood , of this city , for
incident of the United .Stutes. To-day Mis.
[ jjckwood forwarded to thu president of the
convention her letter of acceptance.
Ilondrluka Hpi-akH Ajalii.
iNKlANAI'OLia , September 3. Kx-Govornor
llendrlcka addressed an audience of 2,000 per
sons for an hour and a half at ConnerHvlllo to
day at the fair grounds , Hendrleka'receptiou
was ucrdlnl. IIo repeated subttantlaliy the
mine speech delivered at Indianapolis last
The Prohibition Canvnsa ,
CMICAOO , September 3. St. John and Dun
iel. thu prohibition candidates for president
and vlca-pruiidont , apoko nt the Lake IMulf
tumperunco c mp-moeting to-day
A Itcrliutolegiam announces the death o
Field Miirahol Jiittenfeid ,
Another revolt of Arabs ia icportad neui
Tliu Coliimbua ( Ohio ) lioot and Shoo com *
piny , operating at thu penit-ntiary , made an
aaaignment yesterday , Liab.I t.i > , 870,0)0 ) ; us
nets , uiicortaiu ,
Olliiclal cholera reports from all parts u
Italy for thu last twenty-four htmw 231 now
caaea and IU
The Chicago Lire1 Slock Marvel still
Under ito ? Bears ,
Only the Beat QnaKtf y'Hogs
The Day's ' Interest 0 rod' ott
Corn ,
Wheat Weak and I. . . "a
Above Yesterday ,
Oats , Pork and Lard Remain ;
Full Spoolnl Kopnrt of the Chicago1
Board of Trade Proceed-
IIIJTH VoBtcrdny.
Special Dispatch to THK BKE.
ClIlCAOO , Sept. 3. There wore nt least 300
are of Texan and territorial rangora among the
rosh receipt ? , nnd ever 100 cars of these were
lirongh Toxana. In tbo whole receipts fortho
ay there were not nbovo 80 cars of natives ,
mong which were probably about SOOhoad
liat could bo classified an fair to good , nnd not
0 cars that wore Unit-class. The general mar-
tot was fairly active , beat natives making C CO
0 7 00 , which U equally aa high as for miyday
f thin or last wcok. Mediums and common
uitives were 10 to ICe lower on account of the
argo supply of wcntorn , and Hold at a range of
1 50 to G 23. Grassora were almost unsalable ,
uless at about what good feeders would bring.
There is ft strong demand for feeders and
tDchora nt good prices. Toxns and westerns
verolO tolDo lower , ypta few drovca of the
icst made as strong prices aa nny day this or
nst wook. A lot of good Wyomtnss Fold as
ligh aa 5 15 , nnd host Toxani making 3 GO to
50 , yet tbcro were laitro drovca that sold
onsldorab'y below the above range. Good to
holco chipping 1200 to 1350 Ibs 5 00 to 0 Co ;
ommon to fair 1000 to IL'OO Ibs , 4 30 to 5 85 ;
roxaiis , 700 to 1000 Ibs , 3 05 to 4 40 : 382
Vyoming , 1037 Ibs , 440 ; Ml ! Nebraska , 10G9
bn , 470 ; 230 Nebraska , 1103 Iba , 4 65 ; 3314
Colorado nnd Toxao , 10:10 : Ibs , 4 05 ; 252 Colo-
ado nnd Texans , 1C3G , 4 OG ; 215 Wyoming ,
235 Ibi , 4 SO ; 210 Wyoming , 1117 Ibs , 4 GO ;
8 Toxnm , 1039 Ibs , 4 40 ; 235 Montana , 11GO
ba , 4 20 ; 203 Wyoming liulf-broods , 1004 Ibs ,
50 ; GG AVyomlng lialf-Wodn , 1098 Ibj ; 4 GO ;
\Vycmlng , 1210 Ibs , 0 15 ; 108 Wyoming ,
000 11.8 , 4 40.
Tlio general market was rather unsettled
ind weak with nn uneven rnnsro of prices.
iost heavy cornfed Hold nt G GO@G SO ; strong
ic. higher than yesterday , while medium and
Ight corufod were strong nnd 5c. lower. In
act there was llttlo or no demand for inserted
Ight , the best making G 20@f > ( JO. Skips and
gi-asaera sold at nny price otfered , mainly at '
4 03@5 25. The market closed rnthor weaken J'\ \
on everything except best .heavy. Light , 1EO
and 200 Ib3.5 ; 7G@G 50. r
The chief interest on change to-day center
ed in corn nnd opuculatlon in near deliveries.
That cereal was uctlvo wits higbqr range , of
irlccs. Tlio nggrcgata of business in corn
wns large , good demand existing for cash ,
lear dofivorlca were woil supportad through-
> ut the entire session , while naw crop futures
r.ilcd easy. On tbo afternoon board tlia feolirg
continued firm , September closing nt an ad
vance of 11 over yesterday. Latosfc quota-
ions were 533 f ° r September ; COi for October ;
5J for November.
hawed very little life , fluctuations being con-
iucd within the range of jjc , the market cloa-
117 about the same as yesterday to a shade
ilghor. ICecoIpta hero and at tit. Louis were
mall but an increase waa bhown nt some other
riniary polntx. The cloning figures for tlio
ay were TJ'i for September , 8lj for October ,
2 for November nnd 81J for December.
uled quiet but steady , closing at2G& for Octo-
onlinucs dull , closing nt 19 CO for September
ind 12 30 for tbo yonr.
toady nt 7 47i for September nnd 7 C5 for
A Union 1'aolllc Connection.
ST. I'ADI , , September 3. The Morris k
iouthwoHtorn company have filed
heir articles of incorporation. The pioposctl
oad will start from Morris , und thence run-
ing Houtbwostorly to some point on the
Jnlon 1'ncilio railroad in the stnto of Nebraa-
ca between Coluinbux and Kearney Junction ,
n aamo Btato. The principal plnco of busl-
OBS will bo Duluth. The capiul in $10,000-
iOOdiudod into 100,000 shares of 3100 each ,
'ho greatest amount of Indebtedness U Ilmlt-
d to § 10,000,000. The IncorporntorH nro A.
. Sawyer , A. M , Miller , J. O , Hunter nnd
V. W. Snauldliig. of Diilutb , nnd W. D.
yornlab , Ciawford Livlngaton and Harlan P.
loll , of St. Paul.
Bnmll Disaffection in Illinois ,
CHICAGO , September 3. Tbo split in the
epublican congressional committee of the
f bird Illinois district resulted iu tbo calling oE
Rccond convention , which waa hold to-day ,
t which William 1C , Mason wa < i nominated
or congress.
S1OOO. Given
If alum oranj'lnurloiis ] EtiUataiictscaii b4 ofoan < \
In AiilrnwPnnrl HaltincpPo !
ton ; M. Delafoutivino , of Chicago ; Bt-.d
Bode , Jlllw uukeo. Never sold iu bu'Ji