Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 24, 1885, Image 1

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Socrelaiy Endicotl's ' Order Creating
Sonic Sarcastic Comment ,
Committee of Knights Considering
the Wabash Strike ,
1 Civil Service Eoformera Kioking
Oabinot Gossip.
The Usual Amount ot New of Na
tional Interest Corning Front
thb Countrj'a Capital.
Special Telegram to tlio BEE.
WASHINGTON , August 23 , A few day ago
tlio secretary ol war Issued general order No ,
80 , which bid fair to make him famous , Its
purpsso was to give officers who had served
on the frontier a chance at the soft details
around Washington and other cities. As it
IJ5V- provided that every officer who bad boon on
detatched sorvica for four yoirs should return
ntonca to his regimentthere was great mourn-
in ) ; about the war department as the order ap
peared likely to make a chnneo in the mili
tary coterie , not only hero but at all four di
visions and de'parlmont headquarters where
generals hod gathered their friends around
them , It appears , however , that there was n
proviso in the order which escaped _ attention
of the public , put proves to bo very significant ,
This proviso roads : "Uulesj assigned to
epeclal duty by iha war department , " The
first epecial order under this famous general
order was is uud to-day , assigning Lieut ,
Willis Lyman , of the 1'ifth infantry , to duty
in the olh'co of the publication of rebellion
records , Lieut. Lyman has not seen his regi
ment or company for bine years , during
which tlmo he has served his country faithful
ly in Washington , and was one of those whose
comfort was destroyed when the great ro-
forrato k place. While there was a good
reason to Include the proviso In general
order 85 , there will be a great
deal of criticism of the secretary of war fur
taking advantage of it to benefit a. particular
friend , who lias no special qualification for
the duty to which ho has been assigned.
Lieut. Lyman is an accomplished officer and
an agreeable gentleman , popular in the city
and among hit associates , but there is no ten-
eon why he should not make the acquaintance
of his company , except that ho is Intimate
with the secretary of war and a brother-in-
law of Senator Edmunds ,
which consists of T , V , Powdorly of Ponn-
r-ylvania , the grand master workman of the
"United States ; General Secretary and Trea-
turer Turner , and Messrs. Buchanan of Col
orado , Hayes of New Jeraey. and Bailey of
Ohio , and the other members of the board ,
arrived last , Mr. Powdorly , who hai
been ill for some time , coming from his homo
in Scranton , and the other members coming
from St. Louio. Th y rneS here with the
hope of u-cspin ? attention , to talk over the
Wabish strike , and consult with
Mr. Powderly , who was not able
to attend their recent meeting in
St. Louis. In order to avoid public notice
the party went to Mt , "Vornon to-day , and
held their conference on the little steamer
which carries pilgrims to the grave of Wash
ington. Since their .return they have baen
kept busy , dodging reporters and denying
that they are hero. None of them are regis
tered at the hotel ? , and all took more than
ordinary precautions to keep their visit secret.
It is learned from reliable authority , however ,
that the board , after talking over the Wabash
case , has decided to visit New York and con
front Jay Gould and other Wabash magnates
with the complaints of the railroad employes.
They Bay that they do not wish to inaugurate
n strik ? , and believe that If the directors of
the road will listen fairly to the complaints of
the men , the causes which led to the recent
order will bo remedied , The railroad officials
in St. Louis refused to listen to them , and if
Gould does the same , there will be trouble oil
along the line ,
The civil service reformers are again on the
alert over an act of the commissioner of pen
sions. General Black seems to be singularly un
fortunate in provoking their ire. He recently
held that pension examiners were not pro
tected by civil service lules , obtained a decis
ion from the attorney general confirming that ,
opinion , and was only prevented from making
appointments by the president' * action in pitting
ting- these positions under the rules , IV is
said that within two weeks after the president
took this decided stand Commissioner Tjhck
demanded the resignation of seven of big best
and most competent officer * of this class ,
giving aoino of them the choice ofaccepting
lower positions or being pororapt orllly re-
irovo ; ! . It Is thin action jnto whi cli the civil
service reformers wish to inquire , , They are
quite nnxloul to see what Conor ? . ! Black pro
poses to do with vacancies tbuv made , or to
ascertain what object he cou'd have in de-
rmuding the resignations of 'jig ' bust officers ,
The following , sent to a P.iooklyn paper , Is
current gossip here : A gt ntlemau who en
joys the confidence of the president , says con
cerning reports about fdecretory Manning's
contemplated reslgnatio a : If Manning offers
his resignation , thn v resident will accept it
without a word , The day after the president
announced his cs' binot , Wash McLean
called at the white Y .ouie and found President
Cleveland picing t'aolloor of his office ap
parently in the df pth of trouble , McLean
began to apolcgiz' i for his seeming intrusion ,
when the president said : "I don't mind tell
ing you that I m troubled about my appoint
ment of DanicJ Manning to a cibinot cilice.
I never wantf d him. He was forced on me. "
Later In the day a gentleman called on Mt ,
Manning at the Arlington hotel , and told him
what the president hod said to McLean.
Manning was naturally hot and sat down and
wrote ou' c bis resignation , which ho said bo
would r(0. at once and hand to the president ,
He wa-1 dissuaded from the course , but re
mark ? . that he will never serve six months In
Clev eland's cabinet. ,
WASHINGTON , August 22. The internal
revenuejbureau Is preparing a Hchodulo of taxes
to bo assessed against the Great Western ,
Manhattan , Woolner's and other distillers of
Peoria , Ills , , on account of excess of spirits
over tuff gauge measure * found in recent ship
ments made by them to Philadelphia , New
Yorknud Baltimore. The assessments will
be forwarded to the collector at Peorla for
collection , The taxes will undoubtedly
ba paid according to an understanding
when the spirits , which hod been seized for
examination , were released , It Is stated ,
however , that the payments will bo inado un
der protest and that the distillers will tak j
legal steps to recover the money. The claim
for remittance of the tax will , it is said , be
based on the ground that the spirits In dis
pute were guaged twice by the guaging rod in
the only manner recognized by law and duly
certified by the proper officera of the govern
ment , and that the action of the commissioner
in causing the subsequent examination by
such meaiure WAD unauthorized by Ian and
not biudiup on the distilleries , pf" f
The trca'ury commission , of which Acting
Sscretaiy 1'alrcblld la chairman , Appointed ( g
investigate the different bureaus of the trea
ury department with n view to n redaction o
expenses and improvements In tha methods o
doing business , had a meeting to day an
heard the report of tha special committee o
clerks detailed to make a thorough cximina
tlon of the office of the supervising architect
The report will not bo made public until th
cotnmleslon submit their conclusions thoreo
to tha eocrotary. It Is believed that the com
mission will recommend several reductions i
tha clerical force , and one or two radlca
changes in tha present system of doin
Tha request of the governor of Michigan
for the appointment ot sanitary inspectors t
aid the prevention of the introduction o
small pox Into Michigan from Canada point
will bo granted at once.
WASHINGTON , August 23. The South
American commissioners are preparing the !
final report , which will bo transmitted ti
congress by the president , along with eleven
special reports upon the different countries
which have bson forwarded from time to tlmo
to the secretary of state. These reports being
addressed to congress , cannot ba furnished for
publication without violating official cour
tesy , but they have been briefly foreshadowed
by dilpatches sent from time _ to time to the
secretary of state , informing him of the
progress of commerce ,
Too detailed reports are very voluminous ,
and contains much valuable matter. They
contain not only tha views and conclusions ol
the commission , but also statements taken by
stenographers from nearly all prominent mer
chants engaged In foreign trade m the nluo
countrier , giving notes of their obaorvatioas ,
and their opinion as to tha best modes of promoting
meting trade botwocn those countries
and the United States , It wau the practice
of the commission at the cities visited to
who were supposed to bo friendly disposed to
ward the United States , ami to secure from them
all information possible relating to the trade of
their countries with the United States and iU
commercial rivals , and to ascer
tain from them the reason * ) why
our country had so small a tharo of Soutb
American commerce , upon which close inquiry
was made ,
Questions were furnished in the instructions
given by Mr. Freliughuyeen , late secretary of
state , and bore upDii n closer intimacy be
tween the United States and the other repub
lics nf this hemiephoro.
They embodied a series of propositions ,
which were accepted by every one of the gov
ernments except Chili. The twelve reports
which will bo submitced to congress will make
2,000 or 3,000 printed pages , including inform
ation furniehad by tha 250 merchants inter
since the 13th of laot September , when they
met tor organization In New York , and have
traveled 82,000 miles , and officially visited
nine different countries. Columbia , Nicara
gua , and Honduras were omitted bacauso of
revolutions. Bolivia could not bo visited be
cause her ports were blockaded , and Para
guay and Brazil were passed over because of
instructions sent by Secretary liayard for tha
commiceion to return by July 1st last ,
Tlio commission report that a great deal of
interest was shown everywhere in South
America in their work , and oven in Chill ,
when the governrxpnt did ' not ehow much
cordiality toward the United State , the citi
zens were hcspiUblo , and tbo merchants did
everything in their power to further the com
mission's work. In Uruguay and the Argentine -
tine Kopublic , much disappointment was ex
pressed beciuso the visit was necessarily
shortened by instructions from the depart
at Montevideo and Buenos Ayres placed
special trains and steamers at the disposal of
the commission , that they might visit the
Interior country , and did not conceal their
sensitiveness because f.htir generous offers
could not be accepted.
In order to complete their work in these
two countries , the commission divided
Judge Thatcher remaining in
Uruguay and Mr. Curtis vis'Jng the
Argentine Kopublic. By this means they
wore able to davote ten days to each country ,
The capitals of these countries being opposite
each other on the river. Plata , the commis
sioners could hold consultation , and on occa
sions , when it was deemed necessary , both
were present at official Interviews with repre
sentatives and merchants of the country.
Special Telegram to the But.
KEARNEY , Nob. , August 23. During the
past week it has been whispered about that
wholesale thefts have been going on in the
Kearney postoffico. An inyestigation has de
veloped the fact that since J. C. Morgan as
sumed the duties of postmaster , fifteen regis
tered letters have been stolen , and that nt the
end of his first month's incumbency his ac
counts came out $200 ehort. Morgan ,
previous to and since ho became
postmaster , paid more attention to drinking
whisky than ha did to business. To Dr. Goo.
L. Miller , tha Nebraska apsstle of demo
cratic reform , and Mr. Juan Boyle , the citi
zens of Kearney are indebted for their pres
ent whisky besotted postmaster. Tha loss of
the fifteen registered letters he charges up to
his assistant , Heath , a man In all things
"after his own heart. " The citizens of Kear
ney demand that the "rascals shall be turned
out. "
A. F. Burt. an old and re'pected citizen of
this county , Is missing. It Is feared he has
been foully dealt with , A reward of § 50 is
offered far any information that may lead to
-whereabout ) .
The Son of ChlcnKO's Famous Mrs.
O'Lo&ry a Murderer ,
CHICAGO , August 23 , Late Saturday
night , In a eparcely populated section of the
town of Lake , Barah Snyder , mistress o O'Leary , was shot and inbtxntly
killed , and ICate O'Leary , sister of the sup
posed murderer. was so serious
ly wounded by a pistol shot ,
that she will probably die. It is believed to
be almost certain that O'Leary killed his mis
tress and attempted the life of bis Eister , as
thortly previous to the ehoolinr the
trio weie seen together drinking beer
O'Loary has not yet been found
The wounded woman refuses to sa ;
anything whatever about the affair. Th
occurrence assumes an historical aspent , in
that Cornelius O'Leary is the son of Mrs
O'Leary , whoso fractious cow kicked over the
lamp that started the fire that burned Chi
to BandloWabAsli
Sr. LODIS , August 22. The only develop
ments in tha Knights of Labor troub'e at thl
point to-day were confined to the yards o
Bridge company , to which five Wabul
erglnes were transferred this morning fron
the Missouri Pacific yards. With two excep
tions the men In the yards were all knights
They refuied ti draw the fires , wipe or iu any
way handlei the Wab&th engines. The super
intendent WAS informed that if ordered to at
tend to them the men would quit work In
preference to doing eo. No orders have been
given yet to that effect , however ,
. Shot in Court.
MANDAN , Dak. , August 21. During th
trial of G , H , Ray and others on a charge o
robbing a man of ? 80 in a saloon , a witnej
named John Coleman was shot by one of tb
defendants named Mabel Gray. Two bullet
hit Ooleman , one in each leg. The woman
was Immediately arrested nnd ID Jail ,
A Dislingnlslieil Catholic Prcla'e ' Write
Him a PuDfiGDt Loiter ,
German Journalists Perfect an
Organization ,
Political Points Picked Up in
Mississippi and Iowa.
Noiva ot People of National Mete
and Celebrity Goncrnl
Dispatches ,
RICHMOND , Vn , , August 22. Right llev.
Bishop John J. Koanc , of the diocese ol
[ tichmond , recently wrote a latter to lion. A.
VI. Koiley in relation to what ho terms the
shameful persecution that gentleman is suf-
ering. The letter is written from St. Paul ,
tllnn , the bishop at present being In the far
west conducting a series of spiritual retreats
or the clergy. The bishop says : "I allude to
Lo treatment Indicted on you as an insult not
only to one of the most highly and deservedly
esteemed Catholics of the diocese of Rich-
nond , and one of the most honored citizens of
Virginia , but through him to all his follow
JiUhollca and follow citizens in this country and
o the holy father himself , but in this insult to
you I cm nee no humiliation save to those
vho have offered it. It was an honor to bo
unweloomed by a government whoso whole
sourso hai been marked by injustice and irre-
iglon , and the government ot Austria , having
> y Its recent act matlo itself an abettor of
; uilt and a partner in thatnr , has thereby
nado Itself incapable of humiliating you ,
Vhilo I hove regretted the attacks made upon
you by part of tue dally press , Btlll that need
lot concern us much , as nothing better was to
) o expected from euh parlies and uninterost-
d sources , but I especially deplore the criti-
siems passed upon you by the Catholic ssrib-
> lers who , m their zeal to appear clover and
iltra.orthodox , have overlooked the fact that
ho cause for which you were suffering
vas the refutation an well as llio conno-
atlon and shame of their stricture ? , but
t is a comfort to know that the utterances
f these wholly unauthorized critics have ab-
olutely no weight beyond the infinitesimal
weight of the individuals thomtelves , I am
ontident that all Catholic ) whoso opinions
you would esteem honor you for tha peraecu-
ioa you hove suffered for truth and justice's
ako. Your position is indeed an embarrass-
ng one , with a family to provide for and
'our business transferred to others , but surely
; cannot be time our government , whose woll-
neant action has placed it and you in this
mbiirraaMnunt , will leave- you in it or fail to
irovido that you ba in no way loser by it , and
iven should that happen , which I cinuot be-
eve , still I am confident that your well-
cuown qualities of head and heart will yet
ocure tu you u share both of honor and of
rofat. "
MILWAUKEE , Augu3t 22 , Tin business of
10 convention of the German journalists of
.msrica , which has baen In progress for the
> ast three days , was concluded to-day by the
ormatlon of a permanent organisation , the
doption of a constitution , the election of
Hcers , etc. It was decided to hold the next
neoting at Now York a year henca. The
Beers elected for the new organization are
a follows : President , Hermann Sigol , of
illlwaokee ; vice-president , G , Kcepgen , of
ililwakee : secretary , Dr. E. A , Knotzer , of
> oer Laebott : treasurer , Julius Goldsmith ,
'ho trustees chosen are as follows : Thoi ,
Cashoff , of San Francisco ; Curt Hernfolder ,
f Belleville , III. ; H. Bender , of Detroit ;
) r. A. Yurgmann. of Newark , N. J ; Felix
Priest , of Now York ; G , E. Leineko , of
lincinnati ; H. Diecke , of Philadelphia ;
! , . R. Eansche , of San Antonio , Texas ; S ,
Cauder , of Milwaukee. To-uight the visors -
; ors are being entertained at Schlitz park by
grand ball. To-morrow they will particl-
mte in a picnic at Whltefish bay , a few miles ,
ortli of this city ,
JACKSON , Miss. , August 22 , At 1:30 this
morning , after sixty ballots had been taken ,
he democratic convention nominated J. M.
Miller , of Vicksburg , for attorney general ,
nd at once proceeded to ballot forauperlnteu-
.ont of edccation. At 0 o'clock a. in. , after
a twenty-hour session , the convention took a
ecots until 11 o'clock a m , , and at 2:30 p. m.
nominated John Preston , of Water Valley ,
or suparintendent of education , and then ad-
ourned sine dia. The following is the state
icket nominated : For governor , Robert Low-
oy ; for lieutenant-governor , G. D. Shands ;
or secretary of state , George McGoyar ; for
reasurer , W. L , Ilimmgway ; for auditor , F.
W. Stone ; for attorney-general , T. W. Miler -
er ; superintendent of education , J , R. Pxos- [
on. The convention was tha largest ever
icld , 018 delegates having answered to the
roll call on organization ,
OrroinvA , Iowa , Ausu9t23. The republi
can county convention to-day nominated J.
1 , Ilulcheson for senator , M , Epperson and
D. A , Laforca for representatives , E , C , Nos
er for sheriff , T. 0. Roland for treasurer , M ,
. GIdley for auditor , J , BucVnor for sur
veyor , S. A. Shellmar for coroner , and P. B.
Slower for superviior. Twelve of the dela
rates to the. state convention are for Gen.
jlvou for governor , two for Larabea and one
for Hull ,
KKOKUK , August 22. Seventeen delegates
were selected at the Leo county republican
contention at Donneleon to-day to the state
convention , of whom ten are tot Larabeo for
governor and the bilanca for Hull , with Lar-
ibee as second choice. They are all for Beck
for supreme juilsra. A resolution was adopt
ed favoring a $503 license for saloons In cities
of 4,000 Inhabitant ? , and to leave the prohibi
tory law stand in tha email towns and rural
XIio Grant Family.
AI.UANT , August 22 , The Grant family
will leave Mt. McGregor the first part of Sep
tember , Qol , Fred , Grant will go to Albany
to attend the reunion of the army of Tonnes
tee , Sept. 9th. lie will then return to work
on his father's book. Mrs. Grant and her
daughter , Mrs. SattorU , will go to West Point
for ton days and will then join Jesuo Grant at
hU farm in Wejt Chester county. Mrs , Sar-
torls expects to tail for England October 1st ,
The family will juln Mrs , Grant in New York
In the f ll , with the exception of Mrs , Sar-
torls , who will remain In England ,
The President Contemplating a Trip
to Ohio ,
CINCINNATI , August 22 , An evening pup/i /
P\UrtW 8l peci r from Columbus , Oli'0) ' ii
which the statement is made that Presiden
Cleveland contemplates a yliitto this state before
fore the October election. The president ha
relatives In Cleveland and Toledo. The dls
patch does not say that the president' * via !
Is connected with the Ohio campaign.
Qr , Louis to Honor Grant With a
ST. Lotus , August 22. The Grant Monument
ment association was organized hero this nf
tornoon with Uen. W. T. Sherman ts presl
dent ; David R. Francis , of this cltr , first vice
president , and Henry 0. Ilarrstek , presided
of the Merchants'exchange , second vice pros !
dent. A resolution was adopted to raise $50 ,
000 for a monument.
John llusscl Ytmng 111 ,
CHICAGO , August 22John Russel Young ,
ex-minister to China , arrived at the Palmer
houso'.lioro today very ill with malarial fever ,
lie Is on the way from San Francisco to
Tlio Fastest Tlmo on Hccorcl.
NEW YORK , August 22. The Cunard line
steamer Etruoria , which arrived hero to-day ,
made the fastest western trip on record , her
tlmo.of pasiago from FAStntt light to Fire
Island being six dajs and two hours.
E.Mroii'A , Kan , , August 22 , This city and
community hag boon In a great state of excitement
citoment to-day on account of the sensational
death this morning of J. R , Walkup , presi
dent of the city council and acting mayor ,
under circumstances which indicate that his
uddon taking oil was due to poison admin-
ered by his young wlfo ,
Mr. SValkup had long bsen prominent in
his vicinity , having lived hero since 1SC7.
le had been married twice , and just
mo month ago this day ho wedded
n's third wife , a vivasious and beau-
iful New Orleans girl named Minnie
Vallac % but 19 years old. Walkup , who was
i ) , met the young lady wlnla visiting the cx-
loaitiou last spring. Ho was carried away
rith her chatuu and nrns at the Oroscont City
our different times. Early last mouth the
; ir ) visited Etnporia n low days , thence going
o Cincinnati , her intended husband following ,
nd the two were married at Covington , ICy , ,
eturniug soon and taking up their residence
A few days ago Mr , Walkup was taken 111
nd attacked at intervals with spasus , his
vita giving out the impression that the sick-
ess was Ciusod by eating freely of cove
lysters supposed to bo poisoned canned goods ,
Io recovered partially , but in a day or two
was down again and had convulsions at intor-
als. Death came at 11 to-day and the m-
ionso interest and excitement among citizens
WAS wrought to the highest heat.
A post mortem examination was hold by
) rfl. Moore , Jacobs , Page , Harrison and Fon-
: aanou , and the stomach and Intestines were
ound m a congested state with indications of
erosive poison.
At the coroner's inquest hold this evening
; , B , Kelley , druggist , testified that last
unday Mrs , J , R. Walkup called hurriedly at
ia drug store at abjut 3 o'clock and pur-
liasod half an ounce of powdered areenic.
ho signed the record and he sold her half an
unce tor twenty cents. She asked him note
o tell any one that ehe. had got the poison
nd what ehe wai going to use it for. It wa
ommon aisopic of a powdered form , and
ue half a grain would be considered dangor-
113.Mr ? . Walkup is in custody , awaiting the
ctlon of the coroner's jtu-y. Several curious
Ircumainncat nto oommtjei ! With the affair ,
'ho widow ii self-possesEea , twid deniesthat
ae administered the poison to herlmotmnd.
MRDEID , August 22 , There were 4,483 new
cases of cholera and 1.441 deaths reported
throughout Spain yesterday.
MADRID , August 22 , During the past
twelve hourd there ware twenty-three new
cases of cholera and eleven deaths reported in ;
this city ; in the province outside of the city ,
one hundred new cases and thirty-one deaths ,
GIBBALTOR , August 22. The cholera has
ceased in Gibraltor.
GIBRALTAR , August 23. Clean bills of
health are now Issaed to vessels sailing from
Gibraltar. There is no cholera at the Spanish
lines , and the twodays quarantine established
there by the Gibraltar authorities have been o
MADRID , August 22 , The condition of
Grenada regiments is pitiable. Hundreds of
people are attacked by cholera in single
streets nearly every day. There are no doc
tors or authorities to look after the victims ,
who often pass through their agonies in the
streat and die in the gutters. Most of the
ucafllicted populace have tied , and the few
healthy citizens who remain are disheartened
atd apathetic. Corpses remain uncoffined
nnd unidentified , The very misery wrought
by the plague has becomea nuisance ,
and the government has resorted to the des
perate expedient of compelling the soldiers
and convicts to carry on the work of removing
from the public highways and interring the
bodies of the unknown dead.
MADRID , August 23. To-day's cholera
returns from all infected districts in Spain
show a total of 4,887 nee ? cases and 1,708 ,
deaths ,
MARSEILLES. August 22. The cholera is
spreading In this city , Thirty localities are
now inflicted , Ona hundred and forty deaths
from disease occurred here yesterday.
MARSEILLE , August 22. Thirty persons
died of cholera in this city during the past
night ,
MARSEILLES , August 73 There was a
matked decrease in cholera mortality yester
day. For tha 24 hours 25 deaths were re
ported At Pharo hospital 8 patients
died , 1C were admitted , C were dit charged
cured , and 88 remained under treatment.
MARSEILLES , August 20. The cholera is
assuming a fonn which the doctors are unable
to cope with. Victims die suddenly without
the occurrence of diarrhau or vomiting , The
patient feels a coldness which can
not be counteracted by the use
of rcactlvcs , or even by most
violent friction. After death tha body becomes -
comes black. Although tha epidemic is not
contagious it Is feared that 200 deaths daily
will noon be recorder ) . hol-
TOULON , August 22 Seven cases of crlob
era are now under treatment in Maud
hospital ,
A ICariH H Tragedy ,
VALLEY TAILS , K n. , August 22. A trag
edy occurred here between 8 and 0 o'clock tonight
night which resulted in the instant death ol
one man and the serious wounding of two
others. A farmer named Didd Huff was
arrested by Marshal Batoi acd wax
: > eing taken to jail. He resisted
the officer , drawing a knife and inflict
ing a seiloui wound in the back of Marshal .
Bates , who drew a revolver and ehot him ;
dead.A yonug man named Barries , whom the
marshal bad called to his aseiitance , rwaivec
a frightful wound on the left arm ficm tha
knife in lluil'n hand , and n bad pistol ehot in
the left thigh. Tno dead man leavw a wlf"
and two children.
'U HOIE3 ,
EJgar L. Wake man's ' bri ht literary week
ly , the Chioi o Current , will suspend publl
cation immedia'.uly ,
A fire yest'jrday in the poor quarters o
London , do'.io serious damage ftU'i resulted I
ths lee of three lives ,
The B , & M , Gatitile Un itc Bottoms
Riglit of Way ,
A Stockman's ' Story of Eailroad
Misusage ,
The Western Freight Association
Award Percentages ,
Tlio Union I'nclUc AhOAil in tlio Mat
ter of Fast Through Freights
Notes and Vcrsonnls.
Yesterday the bottoms at the foot of Tenth
troot was the scene of lively operations , n
construction train of the Burlington & Mn-
ouri railroad and a gang of forty men being
engaged in laying an extension of that road
ictwccn Capitol avcnuo ud Chicago street.
"Inns had been made previously for doit\ ?
ho work , and everything wa3 in readiness for
nnhing the construction through with a rushv
? ho men did not work in their usual easy
tnannor , but everything was done In a hurry.
tosses ran hither and thither and urged the
len on , and all was activity and excitement.
'ios and rails wore thrown from the coustruc-
ioa train and quickly placed in position , and
lammers and spikes soon fastened them eo-
urelyA Urpo crowd stood around during
10 day watching operations , and wondering
reliat it all meant.
When General Manager Iloldrcdgo , of the
lurllngton & Missouri , was questioned as to
IB caviso of HO much hurry , and the work boinir
one on Sunday , that olliclal replied that it
ran only part of the company'a plan , which
md been contemplated for sotno months , to
xtend its line further north along the track
f the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis &
) iimha road , in order to facilitate the opera-
ton of Its switches. Thia move , however ,
as been deferred for some titna awaiting the
ranting of the right of way by the council
i\n ordlnancs granting such right was passed
y the council at its meeting Tuesday
voning , and the company having complied
ivith its conditions , has begun laving track.
There has been considerable dispute , how.
ver , as to who owns the right of way where
le track I waste laid , The Union Pacific has
10 title to the property , but the Chicago ,
t. Paul , Minneapolis & Omaha road claims
o have an agreement with the former reader
or the purchase of the right of way. The
.olt Line has also condemned the property ,
norder to avoid any difficulty which might
rise over this complicated state of affairs ,
10 Burlington & Missouri concluded to lay
le track on Sunday , thus preventing an in
unction being eerved , A great need has
een felt for this extension , and1 the company
id not wish to be delayed br a long process
n the courts. Now that the track is laid , the
mtter will undoubtedly ba taken into court ,
nd when ib is decided to whom the right of ,
vay belongs the Burlington & Missouri will
av the money to the propjr owners ,
It ij generally understood that the track
aid yesterday will be used jointly by the
Arlington & Missouri and the Omaha Belt
ail way , thus saving the construction of an
ther track parallel and In close proximity to
10 ono already laid.
Among the arrivals nt the stockyards en
Friday was a gentleman from Atkinson , Neb. ,
vho brought in several cars of cattle. Hu was a
rery indignant a. the treatment he had reci
loived at the Hands of tha railroad company A
md if bis statement is true , and there is not
ho slightest reason for doubting it , he had ti
ust cause for his indignation , a
After deciding to ship his stock to Omaha a
IB interviewed the agent of the Sioux City & ,
Pacific railway company at Atkinson and (1 (
vas told that ho could load his
took at that point and ship througb
Omaha without delay. The train
eft Atkinson at 8:15 p. m , nnd arrived at "
orfolk in due time. The train men were very
naccommodating , and atod as If they wora
nad because he was shipping his stock over
icir road. At Norfolk the stock cars were
ft standing on the track , the train men de-
aring that that w&a as far as the train would &
o. At the end of three and one-half hours ,
uring which tha cattle Buffered greatly from
10 heat , a new train w s made up. They
nade very slow time and long stops at every
atiou When asked if ha could not make
etter time , as the stock wai suffering for the In
vant of feed and water , the conductor replied
lat ho was running ahead of time
nd could do no better , Blair was
cached a little after 12 o'clock noon , the
ay after starting , The train would not
eave there until about 5 o'clock in the after-
oou , and that woulu give the stock time to
eed and rest , but he was infaimed that he
must reload again In two. hours. The reason
iven for this order was that the engine could
ot wait to switch him on any later. Two
lours was not sufficient tima to feed and rest
lie stock , and again there was not a forkfull
f bay to be had in the yards. In the end be
was compelled to biro a team to go out four
nilrs into the country and bring some
cry poor hay at a very good
rice. It was nearly -1 o'clock wuon the
lay was fed out The stock
md already bad time to rett and in an hour
would bo ready to load ; but no , the time of
lie switch engine was so valuable that it
ould not wait , and there was no alternative
but to stay all night. The morning train
would leave Blair at 8:40 , but he was obliged at
o load at C o'clock , on the same excuse that
ho switch engine could not wait any later.
) n leaving Blair tha engine stalled twice and
hey were four hours making twenty miles ,
The cars containing tha stock arrived at the
Jnlon stockyards , South Omaha , just
weaty - four houra later than the
irae at which they ought to have arrived
The man In charge of the stock gave the tome
account of the outrage as the owner and em-
ibaslzod it with a few cuss words , Tito loss
n the stock will ba considerable , owing to
hrinkago from rough usage. The owner
called upon a prominent official of the Sioux
3Ity & Pacific , but aauld not pet any. satlsf sc
ion. The said official let the cat out of the
jag , however , when he remarked , "the truth
the matter is this , we rlid not Intend to
hip stock into Omaha and have not made any
irrangemcuts to do BO , why can't you ship to
The owner of the stock on 1 paining that lie
i&d been talking In the presents of a reporter
was considerably disturbed cud beggid that
.he matter might not be published , or at least
hat bU name should iml ba mentioned In
connection with it , "Jar- ' slid ly , "they
would slaughter me next time , and no mis *
take. "
Both baycri and ehippers at tha yards are
very indignant at tiiia attempt on the part cC
the Sioux City & 1'otliio to compel men to eh ) p
their stock to Chicago.
Sp3cia\ Telegram to ? ho BKE.
CHICAGO , Augtn& 23. When the western
association wav. formed some three months
* go , JohnO , GauU , WUlUm Duncan and
GCOIRO M. Dogno wore ftpp&iuiod ft committed
on arbitration , to prepare pctcantagos on the
range cattle pool and Omaha , Council Bluffs
and PApilllon pool. The arbitrators found it
difficult to meet nt first , but wbtn they did
they listened ( o the arguments ot tha several
lines In Interest , nnd then Bogue atxl Duncan
uorsonMly impeded the terminal facilities of
the eovorat lines at Council Bluff * acd Omaha ,
and other Z4ebrAsk points. J-ast Saturday
they held ttolr final meeting , nnd yesterday
Commissioner FAlthom promulgated the per
centages which are as f nlows :
r.aNOE cATrtK root ,
Koad. Per cent.
Burlington . . . . - . . „ . , . 33 SO
St. Paul . 10CO
Northwestern . . * . , , . . . 28.CC
Hock Island. . . " . 10.BO
Wabash . . 5(0
TctM . , . . , , . 100.00
Thsso percentages are to apply until Jan
uary 1 , 188G. After deducting 11) per cent.
of the gross earning * for the Missouri Pacific ,
5 per cant , for the Chicago , St. Paul , Minuo-
npolia Si Omaha , nnd 6 per cent , for the
Kansasfity , St. Joseph & Council Blufla
roadc , as per ngreement , tha rmnnlmbr is to
b ; divided as follona ; .
Koftd , Per cent
Burlington . 23,50
St. Paul . 10.60
Northwestern . „ . 1 J,50
Hock Island . 19.60
Wabash . ] 8,00
Total . . . . , . % , .103.00
Theno percentages are to continue from May
IT , 1835 , until December 31 , 1SSC , subject to
six months notice of withdrawal. As is usual
the above percentages are not satisfactory to
all the lines in interest. Among the most
dissatisfied is the Kock leland , whlcVclalms
It deserves as much of the -ango cUtlo busi
ness as does the Northwestern. The arbitral-
nrg'probtbly gave the latter line more because
it had two routes , one via Oaahannd another
by way of Fromont. Then affain some of the
lines claim that the Wabash road gcta moro
than it deserves , when it is allowed 18 per [
oont of the businec > > oa tha Omaha , Council
Bluffs and Papillion pool , the understanding
being that thi > road' ' carried only about 12 per
cent of the business. No doubt there will bo
eovenvl notices of dl satisfaction filed nait
Tha relative speed records of ths Union nnd
Northern Pacific roads in their recent contest It
with'tca cargoes bava boon wonderfully mis to
stated , and tha latter frequently given the in
credit of firet place. The exact records are oa of
follows : Union Pacific , from San Francisco Cflat
to Now York , six 'lays and throe hours ; atHi
Northern Pacific , from Tacoma , W. T , , to atVI
New 'York , eight days and ton hours. The VIPi
rung. are of quite equal distance , both being ITi
across the continent , and the Union Pacific
hold the lead by a margin of two days and
seven hours , the fastest1 freight run ever made
froniiooast to seaboard , atHi
The Union Pacific opened a store-house he
here yesterday for business as a local freight heSi
station , with C. N. Prutfr as agent. SiSi
The Bock Island load has itsued an excel di
lent map of the central and western states diPi
which , can be obtained upon application to M. Pi
W. Glair the passenger ngent here. mlK
O , E Frlzslle , the travelling freight cgont he
of the Koci Island , who headquarters here is th
convalscent from n teriDaa attack of illness ,
and can bo found in his office ,
George W , West , one of ye olden tima con
ductors back in the east , but cow a prosperous Wl
busincES member of the. community at al
Odceola , Neb , is in the olty to-day , circula so
ting amtmf old friends. - Bi
W , J. Hunter , a Northwestern condu cto tu
from the early days , but now prospering in or
the coal business at Klgirij HI. , is in the city tit ;
to-day freshening up pioneer memories of the be
rail with old acquaintances , ho
M , G , W. McMillan has been appointed ur.wi
chief inspector in charge of the inspection wiwl
and weighing of freight at Ornatu and Coun wl
cil Bluffs , subject to the Western Frelgh
Commissioner Falthorn lias issued an order
that all roads of the \Vestorn Freight assoiia- V
tion shall carry exhibits to the lairs hero and
at Lincoln , from Eastern association points ,
at full fare going and froa return.
E , Osgood , stationer of the Northwestern , st
who has been in the city for a few days , left to ;
this morning for headquarters at Chicago. th
K. C , Morehouse , general freight agent of thbe
the Sioux City , wllh headquarters at Mis {
souri Valley , is in the city. beWl
ThQ Denver Tribune of Saturday eays that Wl
"a pirty of fourteen surveyors in the service 81
of the Burlington who have bean engaged in 81at
the mountains of Colorado for some time , . ar
rived in Denver en route to the east , where atsc
thty will be employed on the Chicago , Bur fa sc
lington and Northern , the new line to St. faBl
Paul " This goea to show that the Burlington tl
Missouri hava abandoned their extensions tlS
contemplated to Salt Like , and are concentrating S
hll their efforts towards
trating completing in
their proposed St. Paul line. Ix
P. S. Kiwtift , general passenger and ticket Ixb
agent of the Burlington & Missouri , arrived si
Omaha yesterday , after an oxtoridod trip in
west , inw
Jail Dnlivory at Grand Ilaiid , w
GRAND ISLAND , Nob. , August 23. TOUT hihi
prisoners confined in tha cuunty jail hero oa- hiU
capjd some time Friday. With a small fire hiw
shovel and a waih basin to cart tha dirt , they tc w
dug a hole under the wall and crawled out tcTT
without baing detected , Though the tbor TTVI
was concrete they managed to break it with VIw
the handle of the shovel. The prisoners who VIal
escaped , were William II. Thurman confined ala
for forgery , August Pitreet slanllni ? a horio
from Adam Windolph , Clarence McLain gall- ei a
log mortgaged property , and John Moody. eia
The sheriff and deputioi are in pursuit. A a t1
reward of $100 Is offered for their capture.
Otoi's Poor IIouso Ditrnod ,
NKBBASSA CITY , August 28. Tha Otop
county poor house , soar this city , burned Fri
day night. It was a frame structure , valued
$3,000 ; insured for 81,000 , The origin o'
the fire is unknown ,
Hood's Sarsapar/'Ha
Combines , in a manner peculiar to Itself , the
best blood-purifying anil strengthening rcmo-
dies of the vcjjctablftlfUigdoin. You will nnd
this wonderful rcmtdy cflectlvo where- other cv
medicines huvo failed. Try It now. It will \
purify your blood , regulate the digestion , t
and glve.ncw life- and vigor to the entire body. 1c
"Hood's Barsaparllla did mo great good. c
I was tired out from overwork , and it toiicil
mo up. " Mud. O , K , BIMJIONS , Cohoes , N. Y.
"I suffered , three years from blood. poison ,
I took Hoo'j'a Sarsaparllla and think I ant
MRS. M , J. DAVIS , Ilrockport , N. V
tJio Blood
Ifocd's Sarsaparllla la characterised ) #
three , peculiarities ! 1st , thi combination 1
ro'.r.cillal agents j 2dlho inoporttoni 3(1,1' /
/facets of securing the tvctlvo medksliif
qualities , The result Is am Ucliie of uuusui
strength , effecting cures hitherto imkuowa
Send for book containing additional evident : *
"Hood's HirsaparllU tones up my Bystwa ,
puillles my blood , blmrpcus my atipetlfi ) , o u
Ri-fiiis t IIKIKO mo < iv < jr. " J. J' , TuoitriW.v ,
Kcgbtur ot Deed : ) , Luwcll , Mass ,
"uood'a Barsarntilla beats all ntlK-rs. and
iswoitllitsYClKUIUg4ihl. . " ! lUUllUiOTOM ,
130 Jiank mruut , Nuw Vurk City.
Hood's SarsapaHHa
Bold by all druggists , 1 i sin /or $5. M
only by \ I. JIOOO & CO. , ifiwcll , Maw.
A Sabbatlr fiterimaie Thraneb Points
of Enropean Interest ,
The English Eloottons-Boohofo tt's
Bavinga Afghan Dispute
A , Monster Morality Douionstra-
tion i London * *
Continued Havr cs of tlio Cliolor *
Bunnrgo in aiiatn General
Foreign Intel UKOMCC ;
Special Telegram to The BBS.
LONDON ) August 23. ( illadatona's tourIs
but Htth chronicled. There are roporb-tbat
hla voica Is restored , but tbla is doubtful.
The general belief is that Olndstono Is1 done *
for. In tlio meantime those who ore compe
tent to bo his successor are ( lompcllod to hold
their tongues , The tories nro waiting for the
oaomy to opsn fire. They ai-o gratified nt the-
undoubted nuccocs of Lord Carnarvon's ' tour ,
and are certain that Ireland trill furnish the
main question in tha election a trugnlo. Every
word which a Parnelllta epcaki' ' in favor of the
lories is eagerly reported and cnught up. The-
Irish loaders await the Parnell banrjuat next
Monday , and the mealing which is to ba hold
on Tuesday , for n formal nnnount omcatofthoir *
common policy. There is now n strong rea
son ta suppose that the eloctio n will pass
without au outbreak of dispute bt twceu DAV-
ttandthu Purnollltaj , which once seemed
inevitable , and that Purnell will o.'ect ' all his
nominees. The prospect of success In the
movement for the payment of members la
likely to raise a-large number of intionveniont
rind unsuitable ambitions , but through his
lieutenants Parnoll will control th o county
convention ? , which will settle the candidates.
Advices from Paris show that Hoi hfort is
maddened by his failure to provoke the gov-
Dnimeat into a.prosecution of his pi.ptr , the
fntraniigeant , and by tha utter contempt
shown ! for hi ] ravings in England. Asa mat
ter of fact , a few extremists have bsel i utiliz
ing the allfgad murder of Oliver Pain in view
f the coming elections In I'mnco. an d have
arefully < Bchemed to provoke both the French
nd English governments. As far as the Eng
lish government is concerned , the is at
end , for Lord Salisbury , acting on 'tho ad- , .
rice of LordLyon * , the British nmb.wodcr at jtl
L'fttij , has finally decided not to ask 3 I , De-
Froycinet to prosecute the agitators ,
I : if ! Eftid that Bismarck is greatly sul 'prJsod
tha extent and vehemence of the ou tcry in
Spain l over Germany Vi annexation of th6 Caroline
line islands. Ho repudiates the notion that
10 had any idea of deliberately im.uliing
3pan ! , but sae that he was \voary of th e com-
ilaiuts aud entreaties of Gorman trade ! B , and
iisgusted with Spain's delay in founding a
iroper government for the islands , ) Tha Span-
nh embassy-in London ndiculu thsrepo rt ihat
King Alfonso haa roelgned his commit ision oa
lunorary colonel of the Uhlan regli neat in
.ho German army ,
The statement : cabled tha bginntnf ; cf the
iveok thit the Zullkar dispute had bo.1 uinutu-
illy settledla , now conhtmed from vuious
lourcaa. Tha Iluaeiau newspaper o rgau in
BiUosella , Lenord , says that a rceul t of the
mrvey shows that the positions in thi j dispute
ire unimportant and that , therefore , a eolu-
ion favorable to the dignity and ic'.torosta of
oth parties h early attainable. It adds ,
lowever , thac Russia will conclud e nothing
mtil after ths Eagliihj elections , when she
vill ba Ma to negotiate a lasting agicement
vlth n settled crave rnment.
1 BIllTilN , , .
LONIX > N , Augfast 22. The morality demon-
itration ; at Hyd e Park this afternoon promises .
bo attended loy an enormous crowd. Con-
ilngonts for thf j parade have been nil day con- . .
reflating at various points with banners , ,
lands and n'umbeiless wogcru , loaded with
women , nlldi ) playingthegrcatos ! > entbu laBm ,
Shortly after 4 o'clock p. m. the Hyde Park
uaeting had equalled in numbers tha great
assemblage which gathered at the same place
some moutl is ago to make a demonstration in
Eavor of th e enlarged franchise bill. Thou
sands of w omen are in the ciowd , and ten
times as m ; my more are on their way in the
procession to the park , One of the wagons in
the procew litmcarried twenty-four girls dressed
white. These girls hold aloft a banner
bearing tl to inscription , "Shall the Innocents
< Sloint' ' Another cart carried n large fac
simile of the queen's letter to Mrs. Gen.
Booth ai pproving the Salvation army's work ;
rescu1 ing young girls from vice. The Bust
End coi itingent of the procession started to
wards J Jyda park at 4 o'clock. Tils body ;
had uij . bands and carried ( ixty banner ? , all- '
havintf inscribed upon thtm "Save Oar
Dftugl iterf , " etc. With the exception of the
wagon carryingtvventy-four girls under tbij >
teen -years of age the wagons were laden with ,
worn an dressed In the deepest mourning , The
vehl jles themselves w ro all heavily draped
witt i black. Following the wagons wtro
abe at two thousand men on foot.
J i resolution wai passed simultaneously at
all the rJatfortns pledging the ir.goticg to. a -
eif t in enforcing the provisions of. the criminal
amendment : act. The weather was line and
t'jo affair was a decided euccesa. There was
hugo crowd present , but the octlro proceedings -
ings were orderly.
On hundred and fifty thousand persons
attended the morality demonstration in Hyde
park this afternoon , The greatest enthusiasm
prevailed in the vast assemblage. ii
liONDON , August 22. Th bishop of London
lias issued , to ba road In the churchua of his
diocese to-moiro'w , n ttirlng pastoral on llio
subject of tha protection cf young nJrls.
LONDON , August 22. Gen , Lord Wolseley
having been asked about the tmth cl Ilocho-
fort's story that Oliver Paine bad a price put
on his head by the Urltlshin the Soudan nnd
was executed by them , rnplicd that no reward
was ever offered by tie British for Taine end
that no British office * iu the Soudan would.
have clwn five shillings foe Paino's head , oa
or off bis shoulderc , .
Six PiTERSMRO , Aiiouit S3. The Herald < A
oithis city says that Itussla , after the tele- , r"fj \ *
rraphlo kur'ioy of the Afghan frontier , has ' "
decided to nbaudon bor claim to XulfiUar
pass , Tha Herald aha denies that Kusiia
ras mada any kind of an vgreemeot with ,
Oorea. i
VIENHA , August 22. The statement that ! -J
Giera r.ud the marquis of Salisbury have ar
rived &t an agreement concerning the question
In diiputo between Kmsla und England IB
mada by the Political Correspondence , of this
PABIS , Auguit 22. Delegates ucnt Jo m-
spict the pour houses ot London have returnep
and repoited their observations. The Kap-
pel , commenting on the report , tavs that the
English , in the treatment of their poor , adopt
the views of Herbert Bpencer , that It it best
to cleas them of ! na sooa ns pciiiblo w ithout ,
leaving posterity. Tlw llappel adds : "A J
country'bearing ' the lannej Q ( rrsterplty can- '
.notIraIlatetbi " '
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