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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE : THyffSPAY , AUGUST 5 , 1886.
STILL DISCUSSING SURPLUS ,
SenatorsQiva Their Views On the Meaning
of Morrison's ' Resolution.
STRINGS OF FIGURES AND FACTS.
\n KflTort to Fiv the Time of Adjourn
ment FnllH The 11 oiiBO Uonclic.s
No Conclusion In ttdllor
Work of tbo Senate.
WASIIIVOTON , August 4. Mr. Sevvell ,
from the committee on llhiary , icpoitcd a
joint tcsolutlon accepting fiom William II.
Vandcibllt and Julia Dent ( Irani articles of
virtu and nit presented by tlio various toi-
clicn governments to the lain U. S. ( Irani.
They aio accepted "with grateful acknowl-
cdgmcnt , " and are lobe held by the United
Mates nml preserved and piotectcd In the
national museum ior tlm use and Inspection
of the jicoplo of the United States. Passed.
The senate bill extending the system of
Immediate dcllvcty to all articles healing an
"Immediate delivery stamp'1 was passed.
On motion of Mr. Hoar the senate took up
thu vetoed pension bill of Margaret D.
Marchand. the question being on Its passage
notwithstanding the president's objections.
Aflei a bilef debate the bill was postponed
until tlio next session.
Mi. Scvvell then called up the hoii o bill
giantlng to the same lady the same pension
and II was passed.
x , Mr. Allison again called up the adiouin-
ment resolution and ofloied an amendment
HO as to make the hour 10 o'clock to-
Mr. Kcnna hoped that action would not be
forced on thu icsolutinii. Bills had just been
< sent to the piesideiit that lie could not lend
In three days , among them the iiverand har
bor bill , which would leiiuiio n day to go
tlnoiigh It. IIo did not know that the presi
dent wanted an hour or whether ho wanted
dMr. McMillan expressed the hope that the
resolution would not hi ) acted on now.
Mr. Hoar impdu'd whether the picslilent
was at the capitol now , as had been the cus
tom of other iiiesldents at the clo&eof the
session. If so hu might bo communicated
with on the subject.
Mr. Sovvell s.uil he had understood fiom tlio
fiecrolaiy of vvai tiiat the piesideiit would be
at the eapltol to day.
Mr. Cidlom thought that if congiess weio
to adjourn at all the time should now he fixed
It business should bo pioceeded within an
Mr. Conger opposed the amendment. Ho
uudeistnod why thcie was an ingency tea
a press adjournment , so the piesideiit would
not haves time toexamlno the liver ami haibor
bill. The piesideiit oncht to have sufficient
time , and the friends of the bill undeistood
It too. They vveie pioimod to give
JImo to thu executive to have
, a decent ica = oiialilu examination ot
' the very Impoitant bill , and so far as he
( Congei ) could help , the president would
have It. Sonatois weio hired by tlio year to
do I lie work ot tlio countiy , and should they
not , In the Inteiestof public business , give
two or tlneodajs moio time when the con-
Ntltuentsoi most of them demanded It' . ' If he
know of any mcanswhich would compel con-
gicss to stay , no would oxeiclso that means ,
and ho thought he could , It netessaiy , entei-
tain the senate for eiglit 01 nine hours.
The senate then took up the vetoed pension
bill ot John S. Williams and was audips < .cd
by Mr. Plumb In its favoi. Attei a long dis-
russlon a vote was taken on the passage of
the bill and icsulted yeas , 10 ; na.vs , 15. No
On motion oC Mr. Cullom the joint resolu
tion for the acceptance ol lands near Chicago
for militaiy puiposes was made the special
order tor lust Tuesday of the next session.
t Mr. Allison tiom the conteicnce committee
on tlm surplus resolution , submitted a lepoit.
He prescnied a Minimal v of the effects of the
resolution if It should become a law. The
statement ot the assets and liabilities of the
tieaBiny on the lilst ot July showed a balance
of about § 60,000,000 as against a balance of
875,000,000 on tlio notli of Jnjieso that there
was at this molnent ( beyond13100,000,000 in
.gold dedicated to tlio iiidcmptlon of : green
backs and beyond the woiklng balance
ngieed to by the i-solution ) a suiplus
of 500,000,000 in the tieasmy to be
applied to the payment of the public debt.
The icceipts fiom customs and internal icv-
enue foi tlie month oL July this j car exceeded
by about 8 ,000,0)0 ) the leceipts tor July last
year. Ho thought that it might safely bo as
sumed that tlm levcnuc fm the curient jear
would exceed ( hat ol last year by 810,000,000.
The total amount of appiopiiatfons for the
year ( excluding the toitilicatlon bill and In-
cludlni ! tlio i Ivor and harbor bill , SI MTIU'OO ' )
was Sao4,7bS,07 . against fe2lO&uriias. lor last
year , an incieaso ( excluding the river and
naibor bill ) of about S : ! ,000KX ( ) . Of that in-
cieaso510.000.000 weio in pensions and 5'- )
000,000 in deficiencies. Foi the oidinary ex
penses of tlio uoveinmcnt this jear the ap-
propiiations exceeded lastjear'sby 2,547-
621) ) . If all the appiopi lations were expended
duiing thopiesent h cal year , and the rev
enues t-houhl bo the same as last jear
* and no more , theie would still bo a bin plus of
about $47,000,000 ovur and above the expendi
tures , not includlngrtlio sinking fund. With
a surplus over and above liabilities , and SOO-
000,000 of the present balance ot 0,000,000 ,
liocalculated there would bo paid ( under the
joint resolution ) 8107,500,000 on the public
debt dmlng the curient fiscal year.
Mr. Heck suggested that tlio revenues
2 , from customs and internal icvenuo would
piobably bo 15 01 20 cent moio than last
" Mr. Allison prefened to take the ticasury
estimate , which was that the levenues would
, . , be Increased by S'Jj.oro.OOO or $ iJOOJ0.003 ,
Mr. Beck 'Last > eai the actual levenlic
, rau S2Toooooo ) or g.'W.ooo.ooo moio than tjio
i tieasliry estimates.
Mr. Allison So it did. Idesliotoempbasl/o
tills statement. Assuming that the levenues
are tliosamo as last 5 ear ami that the expend-
Huron aio kept within the appiopiiations
( which aio Sil,000C03 moio than last jeai ) .
. theie will bo mid dining the cuiicnt liscai
year 8107,500.000 on the nubllcdebt , or within
S'JU.OOO.IKX ) of all the debt that can bo paid
until Ib'Jl. Judging by the past no detri
ment is likely to occur if this joint Resolution
shall become a law. By this lesolution
8100,00,000 In cold has buon absolutely devoted -
voted and dedicated to Ibo paj ment of United
Slates notes and for no uthur purpose what
ever , so that , keeping In mind that we aio to
, have a law ( In this joint resolution ) which
will put it out of the power of
t thesecietaiy of the tieasmy to touch one
* dollar of that 8100,000,000 savn tor the pur
pose of redeeming United Status notes , and
considering tlio fact that vvo had on the 1st of
August over and above that amount In gold ,
money and bullion of about t'o'ooooou ' ) , w o
ran ( as 1 have said ) apply 8107,000,000 In this
fiscal jenr to the payment of the public debt.
. Mr. Beck dissented altogether fiom Mr.
"Allison's assumption that by the joint icso-
lutlon any dcdlcatonn of SlOO.ooo.ooo or any
change of law whatever In relation to the
reserve for United States notes. What the
1ho law was botoio In that respect it still
Mr. Allison Thou jou moan to tay that
the dedication was a law belore.
Mr. Beck If 8100,000,000 was deducted be-
iore.it is now. If notit Is not. 1 do not con
sider that It u as. It stands just as it did.
Wo will argue that point hereafter w hen the
miostion comes up In regard to dedication.
, In tlio mean tlimi we ought to USD all tlm
available money in the tieasuiyto pay of ) the
public debt , aim If we cannot do that the
countiy will demaud a reduction of taxa
Mr. Kdmunds agioed with Mr. Heck that
nil the available balancn In the tieasurv
should bo used to icdiico the public debt , If
that could bo done with safety to the public in-
toiest , and that was nil that jho senator from
Kentucky meant. Hu dltfeied tiomtliat sena
tor most decidedly , however , In legaid to
what the joint resolution meant.
It had been open to doubt and
dl.sputo hciotoloro whether 100,000,000
in gold coin ( not sllvei ) v\iu icQiiIrcd to beheld
held In tlm tieasmy ( as it in fact was held )
rJi > rtho iwlomptlon of United Stale.- , note * .
By this icsolutlon It was devoted fonnally
nud absolutely to thai purpose. Ho agieed
with the senaioi fiom low a that for the first
timu in the legislation ot the country tlio
Mr. Chouse of representatives , rUInc to the im-
poilancuof the occasion , and building ( he
would not say better than it know ) but as
well ns U know , hail tsxpressly declared that
thcro must be heieraftcr ( by foico of positive
, J.iw ) held In tlm tieasmy In gold 8100,000,000
fortlie mlemptlon of united States notes ,
and Ihat that reserve must bo kept un all the
time. All that had been done besides is to
Bllir.ul.'ito the secictary of the tieasmy to do
that which hU piedecessors have done re
duce the publlii debt as fast as it U ? afo to
. Mr. Call declurnd that If ho h'ul ' ssi
kat llioefTectol the joiut resolution w
to dedicate this $100,000,000 absolutely to that
purpose , he would have voted against It ,
Theconfeieiirtj report was agreed to with
out division , ivnd the senate , rejecting a mo
tion logo Into executive session , adjourned.
Tlio llouso Proceedings ,
WASHINGTON , August 4. The senate
amendments to the foi tificatlon appropriation
bill were nou-concyrrcd In , and Messrs. For
ney , Uandnll and Uutterworth were appoint
Mr. Morrison , of Illinois , called up the con
ference report on the surplus joint resolution.
Mr. Morrison thought the icsolutlon as It
passed the house had been a wlso and con
servative measure. The resolution as agreed
upon by the committee In conference was ,
It seemed to him not so good a measure , yet
In the present condition of the treasury
and bonded debt It would accom
plish all that would have been done uudci the
resolution as It pas en tlio house.
Mr , Weaver , ofloawa , opposed the confer
Mr. Hewitt , of New York , said those who
asked for this measure were voting for a
ineasiiro which would bring thecouutiy a sli
ver basis as sinely as the
sun would rise to-morrow. This
icsolutlon served notice upon men who
owned the property ot the country that there
was to bo n transfer from a gold to a silver
basis , by which 23 per cent of all the propelty
of the country would cliango hands without
tl'o ' consent of tlio owners.
Mr. Bland ot Missouri , spoke against the
report of the conferees and Mr. Bieckemldgo
of Kentucky , defended It. Although ho was
In favor of tliooilglnal hniiso resolution , yet
If ho could not cot a whole loaf ho was will
ing to take half a loaf ,
Mr. Hlscoclc ot Now "Voik , would vote for
the adoption of the confcienco icport When
the pioposltlon was presented , which was so
conseivatlvo that ho could sen no danger In
it , bo believed It to bu thu part of wisdom to
Messrs. Cannon , of Illinois , and Brown , ot
Indiana , favoied tlio conteicnco report
thoimh uiev rcgiettcd that the resolution had
not been passed in its original shape.
The icport was adopted yeas , 120 ; nays ,
Mr. Oalcs , of Alabama , askcci unanimous
consent to icport from the ludiclaiy commit
tee and to have immediately eonsidoied the
lesolution decldlm ; that it is alleged that the
president and diieetois of the Union Pacific
rallioad company , without the consent ol
eongiess and in violation ol law , issued In
18 ! * } 5undo per cent collateral tiust bonds ;
that In 18s : : and ISil they paid dividends , not-
w Itlistandtng the company at the time owed
a gross floating debt of SW.OOO.OOO , and
that In Ibitf and 1885 they guaranteed the
Interest of tlio bonds ot the Oiegon Shoit
Line railioad company In violation of law ;
and empovveilng the iudlclaiy committee , by
subcommittee , to Investigate these allega
tions and all tacts relating theieto , to sit dur
ing the ictess and to repott to the house by
bill 01 otheivvise. Tabled.
The report of the committed on foielsn re
lations in rceiud to the Cuttlngcaso was then
piesuuted by Chalnnan Belmont.
Mr. Hitt of Illinois said that the
icsolutlons .seemed to bo the unanimous re
port of tlio committee on loielgn all airs.
The lesolutions had been adopted by the
committee jesterday when the correspond
ence upon which they weio based was in
manuscilptand when the only information
befoie the committee was contained in the
repoitot tlio secictary of state. In that re-
poit it was stated that a demand had been
mode fur the leleaso of Cutting and that the
Mexican co\ eminent had refused to release
him. Acting UDOII this he ( liitt ) had as
sented to the resolutions. Since then ho
had read the coriespomlonce , and in
stead of the Mexican covoinment having
lefused the demand of the United States It
had shown every spliit of compliance. Thcro
was no evasion , theio was no defiance , there
was v cry nearly humiliation in the tone of
that feeble government before the demand
of the secietary of state In the name of the
Mi. Cialu , of Texas , said that so far from
declining the oiler to bo released
on ball , Cutting had been convic
ted and was now awaiting sentence.
Air. 11 itt said congress had no oiliclal in-
f01 uiatlon about that lie had hcaul three
or four vcislonsof that to-day fiom various
newspapers and various persons , and ono
man had told him that Mexican autlioiitles
expected to get-at tlio end of the case to-day ,
and.that tlio man would bo atjllberty. But
liodid iiolr-know thatL there- was a word ot
truth In any ono of these stoiles. The gov
ernment was doing in this case , what it had
done In a bundled other cases , interfering to
secmo Iho release of ono of its citizens.
Could Mexico , like England , bring a fleet to
bombaul New YoikV No ; and the gentle
man's mind might suggest an answer to tlio
question why , in the case of ono country ,
matteis were conducted slowly , and in the
case of the ether , great swiftness was used.
IIo had confidence in the secictary of state.
Ho believed that the secretary was competent
to manage- the diplomatic complication. The
demand he had made had been ansvveied In a
friendly spiilt. II was for our iiitciost , It
was for the sake of all nations , that we should
preserve peace. The secretary know he had
tlio backing ot all congressand all Americans
In defending the rights of Americans evcry-
wheio. Never has ( hero been an uncertain
tone of volco uttered by this congress on that
Mr. King , Louisiana , said that Consul
Brighatn was a constituent of his and ho
knew him to be a man of hlirh standing and
learning , and ono fully qualified for the posi
tion ho held.
Mr. Belmont of Now York was somewhat
Riirpilscd that his colleague ( Hitt ) should
have changed Ids opinion on this subject.
His ftlcnd denied that Mexico had refused
the demands ot this country , but ho could
find no betterauthorlty than the secretary of
state , and that oltlcci had declared that Mex
ice had refused to release Cutting. Ho com
mented upon and denied the correctness of
the position. ! ikon by Mexico and upon which
the case hangs.
Pending fintfior discussion the house ad
journed until 10 o'clock to-morrow.
TJ1K RiYSKljlj KUGOIID.
Lincoln DnrcatB tioadvilln By a Gloso
Score Other Gninon.
LINCOLN , Neb , , August 4 , [ Special Tele
gram to the BII : : . | The first of the series of
four games between the Lincoln and Lead-
vllleclubs was played on the grounds of the
homo club to-day , and as the mascoitu of the
'Lincoln club was In jail the homo team were
winners by a scoio of 5 to 4. miner pitched
a line came for Lincoln and was well sup-
joi ) ted by Hoover behind the bat up to the
ninth Inning , when the gnmo stood In favor
of tlio vitiltois. But m the ninth Lincoln
took coinage , made two runs , and won the
oriinu ( IAMBS.
Chicago 3 031 1000 # 0
IJaso hits Chlc.iiro 7 , Washington 8. Er
rors Chicago 7 , Washington b. Umpire
AT PniiAiiii'iiiA :
St , Louts 0 0
Philadelphia 1 00 a 0000 0-8
First base lilts St. Louis 11 , Philadelphia
7. Errorn St. Louis i ) , Philadelphia 0. Um-
AT Niw : YOIIK
New York 3 0300010 3 14
Kansas Clty..O 4
Pitchers Keefo and Whltnov. First base
hits New Yoik 10 , Kansas City 7. Errors
Now 1 ork 2 , Kansas City , 0. Umpire
Pittsbmi ; 3 20100000-5
Brooklyn . . .0 1 3000000 : )
First base hits Plttsbiiri 10 , Binokljn 4.
Knois 1'lttbbuij ; 4 , Biooklyn 3. Umpire
Cincinnati. , 0 0 13
Haltimoio 1 * 10
Pltcheis Convvay and Pechlnov , Powell
and Coikhill. Fhst base lilts Cincinnati 14 ,
Baltimore- , Knois Cincinnati 7 , Balti
more 3. Umplin Walsh ,
Boston 1 * G
Detroit 1 00021000 4
Firet ba o hits Boston 18 , Detroit 10.
Eiloi-i Boston 5 , Detieit b. Umpiio Ful-
tier.AT ST. Loi'is
St. Louis 1 3 0 0 S 1 2 0 0-U
Metropolitan.I : 00000000 1
First base hlts St , Louis 17 , Metropoli
tans ? . Errors St. Louis 3 , Metiopolltans 0.
Louisville 1 3050400 0 13
Athletics , ,8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 S
First base hlU-Loulsvlllo 13 , Athletio &
Knors-L'julsvillo 5 , Athletic 0. Umuirn
Grain Dealers Fall ,
CHICAGO , August 4. The grain commls-
mission firm of William It. llarvoy & Co. lias
failed. Tlio liabilities are large.
THE FARMERS ARE JUBILANT
An Average Crop of Small Grain and a Good
Outlook Tor Oorn >
TWENTY COUNTIES HEARD FROM.
How the Kaln AVill Doncllt Corn , Al
though It CAIIIO Itnthcr Ijiitc
High Prices liookctl For
LON PINK. Neb. , August 4. The rains
nave sn\ed altthecrons In Brown county
that mature Inter than wheat. Wheat will
average tlftccn bushels per aero. The praln
Is somewhat shriveled but Is Hard. Corn Im3
developed wonderfully since the rains set In ,
but fanners are foaling too much rain. It
will avciago forty bushels. Vegetables are
doing well. A very larpo crop of potatoes is
expected. As a rule farmeis are feeling
peed over the prospects , for they have re
ceived a tlirco-llfths ciop of wheat and oats
KKAr.NKY , Neb. , August 4. Wheat will
average about llftccn bushels per aero and IA
extra line In quality. Tno recent rains are
lust the thlnit for the corn crop. It came just
In time to make the crop a very flue one and
Is not too much. The piosuects are now that
Buffalo county never had a liner coin ciop
tlinn It will have this fall. The oats crop Is
only medium. Piesonl Indications are that
the corn crop will bo inoro than on average.
Farmers are now fccllnit good and hope for
SIIKI.TON , Neb. , Aupust 4. Thu wheat in
eastern Buffalo county Is nearly all In str.ck.
The quality Is good but the yield Is below the
average. The recent rains nave Insured us a
heavy corn crop as to tlio early planting ami
caused those who have late planting to smile
at their piospects. The yield of corn will
surely bo lorty and lltty bushels per acre.
The other crops are looking lluo. From
present Indications corn will average at least
70 per cent ota lull crop. Farmers 1110 feel-
lug jubilant over the future outlook.
BHI.T.IVOOD , Neb. , August 4. The oat crop
Is cooil and will avciasjo about seventy bush
els per tt p. The wheat ciop Is a light aver
age from ten to twenty bushels per acre.
The I'lesent rains have made a vast Improve
ment in corn and prospects aio yet coed.
From present appearances the yield will bo
fully up to last season. The potato crop is
bail , especially those that vvcio planted late.
The Innners. as near as I can judge , aie pei-
lectly satisfied and think the > will come out
all right. Wo have had abundance of rain.
UI.TSSIS : , Neb. . August 4. Wheat in this
vicinity is yielding tiom ten to fourteen
bushels per acio. Some oats have been
tlneshed the average j lold being about thirty
bushels per acre. The iccciit tains have done
wonders for the coi u crop. Late corn has not
been inateiially Injured by the drouth. Kaily
com has greatly Improved dmlng thop.ist
week. Com will average about seventy-live
per cent of the usual yield in this section.
Farmers are leuliiig encouraged. Aregetibles
of all kinds are looulmr finely.
Scnt'Yi.iit : , Neb. . August 4. Wheat will
probably avei age lifteen bushels to the acre
ot medium quality. Oats thiity to thtity-live
somewhat light. The potato yield will not
bo largo. Recent laliis have helped out the
corn. Early planting will yield almost as
much as usual though much of the late will
bo lit onlv for cattle pasture.
WKST POINT , Neb. , August 4. Wheat will
avciage about ten bushels to the acre. The
quality Is No. 1. The recent rains have douo
much good , but wo could stand moic. The
coin crop Is tair to good , though sovcial Holds
are completely destroj ed. The yield will bo
about thiity bushels. Oats will aveiago forty
bushels , barley thirty and rve thhty. Wo
will have seventy live per cenE of an average
ciop. Farmers , excepting those who have
not lost all feel good , as they expect higher
piices on the ledticcd crop.
nomii ; COUNTY.
FIIKMONT. Neb. , August 4. The wheat
ciop now bailiff tlucshedill perhaps aveiago
ten bushels per aero and is ot good quality.
Oats are timiinc out well. The corn crop-suf
fered a good deal from dry weather-rtnd1 the
yield has evidently been'cut down. Tlio crop
Will not bo mom than eighty per cent of an
average yield. The present lams have helped
it some , 5ut they have as yet not been heavy
enough to overcome the diavvbaelc from the
diouth. Fanners are not dicouraged. They
are chceied by the advance in prices.
NOIITK BUND , Neb. , August 4. The aver-
ace yield of wheat in this vicinity is about
ton bushels pcracieandof extia good quality.
The recent lalns have been a great help to the
grpwUmrcorn ; however , good Judges do not
look foi over CO per cent ot an avenge ciop.
Kxrrrr.n , Neb , , Aucust 4. Wheat will avor-
aeo twelve to eighteen bushels and of good
quality. The icccnt rains helped the corn
some and the estimate Is for a half crop , but
with a half crop and double piices tanncis
will bo better oil than with the Immense ciop
and low piices of last year.
BLOOMINOTON. Neb. . August 4. Wheat
will average eighteen bushels to aero in the
county. The best In quality-aver lalscd in
the county , llaln lias Insured an aveiago
ciou of corn , Other crops an average. Farm
ers are jubilant since the rain. Wo bad a
heavy lain last night.
OA.OI : COUNTY.
BEATmcn , Neb. , August 4. Winter wueat
is turning out well. There Isa larger acieago
and bettor crop than last year. It will avei
ago fourteen bushels per acre. Not much
spring wheat raised. TJio lalns ot last week
have helped corn , and Its condition is fair.
The crop will average at least 00 per cent of a
good crop , and make a yield of puiliaps thirty
biulicls per acre. Oats and flax hava made
a good crop and are in coed condition. Far
mers feel somewhat encouiaged now over
crops and prices ,
Br.ui : SHiiNos , Neb. , Aucust 4.-The
wheat crop will probably averaeo about ten
bushels , and " 10 quality Is good. We have
had no rain since Juno 20. Corn will not
yield twenty bushels to the acre and that will
bo of poor quality. The oat crop Is tlio best ,
and a gieatcr average yield than over befoie
In Gage county. Fanners cannot help teel-
Ing somewhat blue over the discouraging
pi aspect. *
O'Nnir. , Neb , , August l.-Whoat will yield
about lifted ! bushels to the acie. Quality
fair. TJie iccent rain has benodtted coin tea
a wondeilul o.xtunt. It Is now in lirst-elass
condition and will yield from forty to seventy
bushels peraoio. In some places the oiuly
corn will not bo a full crop , but the general
average is bettor tuan tor some years. Other
cions are In good condition. Farmers , though
disappointed with the small giuln crop , aio
well satisfied with the prospects toi corn.
taTUAUT , Neb. , August 4. Corn In this
section with exception ot that on high land ,
has not been Injured by the dioiiKth. Thu
recent rain has put coin out of all danger ,
All other eiops will bo mere than an average.
Corn will yield thirty to litty bushels per
acio. Fanners feel jubilant ever the pies
pects of all kinds of croos.
CUKIOIITON , Neb. , August 4. Wheat will
yield trom tun to eighteen bushels and oats
about thirty to forty. The icccnt rains will
Insure an average corn crop. All crops now
look well. The north part of this county has
had no rain to help It out as vet , and corn
will not bo over half a crop. Wo have had
several good rains , which will Insure a tair
ciop. Fanners are inoro encouraged than bo-
f010 the rain.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Auzust 4. The ylold of
wheat In this locality Is Jli'ht but quality ox-
cclleiit. Theio has not been , asyct , talus
sutllclont to Improve the pioajieftU of the
corn crop materially , and It Is In poor condi
tion. Piesent Indications point to half a
crop and the situation is not icgaided as in
any way pioinislng.
CKNTIUT. CITY , Neb. , August 4. The qual
ity anil yield of wheat are much better limn
expected. The average yield will run four
teen bushels and will grade No. 2. Corn Is
all light and will make a full average crop.
Oats are coed In quality and there Is the
average amount raised. Farmers generally
are happy In the expectation of a bountiful
yield of all kinds of grain.
AuiJUJiN , Neb. . August 4. Italns have
helped com some but not much. Some H suf
fering and som Is past all help , IMO corn
would be gicatly benerittod by more rain ,
The yield w ill be two-thirds of a crop. Other
crops are mostly harvested in good shape.
Thu eats , of corn are small and not tilled out.
Farmers are looking blue. These having old
coin will come out nil right. Wheat goes
abouttvveuty bushels to thu acre. It is otfalr
NnnnAsifA CITY. Neb. , August 4. Wheat
will average about ilftoen bushels to thu acre ;
quality good. Hecent talus have helped
* * . * - !
- J -i i
Corn , and if more comes we will have two-
thirds of a crop. ( Jills ftj better than they
have ever been. "Srlcy la lull yield and
bright. Fanners of' Otoc county are well
satlslied , " " * <
n.ATfr * friirsTV ,
Coi-VMnt's , Ncb.t"A\lSust 4. Wheat will
yield from lifteen to twenty bushels to the
acre. Thcro Is fearHhat the local rains will
spoil some of It If tlfpy cMtlmte. Harlcy was
never better In our IWnllty. Corn Isuolng tote
to bo a fair crop , probabhffortybusbols to the
aero. The recent' rn i9 nave brought
the corn out vcrv' ' M < j | | . Farmers expect
about 60 per cent of ft cotn crop. They are
feeling very good. The potato crop Is good .
All other crops arc first elass. Italns aio
preventing farmer ? from tlncshlng at
PI.AITB CnNTnrfAuttist 4. Wheat will
yield sixteen bushels portcie , ami It will beef
of coed quality If w'r Jo * not get too much
rain to rot It In the shock. Corn Is now look
ing line and wo will have an average crop , as
tlio rain tall was beneliclal. Never In the
history of Platte eoutttv was there a bolter
crop of barley. Oats will bo an averaeo ciop.
Hay will be shoir , but quite an acreage of
tame grass was sown this Juno and looks
well. Faimois are happy niid look for good
prices and good crops.
CfiKTn , Neb. , August 4. The yield ot
wheat In this county will be twelve to lifteen
bushels per aero , supeilor In quality to any
raised in recent j ears. Haln has helped the
corn materially. Karl v , well formed coin Is
voiy llttlo damaged. The present indications
point to a yield nearly up to an aveiago ciop.
lame grasses aio suoerb , Flax , oats , and
special crops are all line.
. \IIPY corxrv.
PArn.t.toN , Neb. , August 4. Very llttlo
wheat Is grown In this county. The yield
this year Is fully twenty bushels per acre ;
quality good. IJeceut ruins have appar
ently bonelittod com gieatly , but many good
farmers say the rain came too late ; that on
eaily com the pollen had ripened and scat
tered bofors the ears were ready to receive It.
hate planted corn Is past redemption. Fiom
Intcivlovvs with over two hundred farmers 1
cannot place an average of over twenty bush
els ot com per awe In the whole county.
This year's oat crop Is tar above the aveiagc.
Si'iiisoriKM ) , Neb. . August 4. The wheat
In this section Is ovccllentin quality and will
ave'rago lifteen buoliels. The lain of last
Thursday and this nuniiing has been of
inestimable value to our crop of corn. The
corn looks refieshed , and notwithstanding
the damaging diouth ot six weeks fully halt
a ciop Is anticipated. Oats aio better than
they have been for joais , and will aveiago
loitv bushels , a good many Holds yielding
sixty to sixty-live bushels , liye also is good.
STANTON frl'J ) TY.
STANTON , Neb. , August 4. Wheat will
yield liomsoveu to eight bushels per acre.
Iho quality is good , and lecont rains have
helped corn vcrv much , borne that was late
planted Is no good. The yield will be about
tlnce-quaitersof an aveiago crop. O.its will
bo about tlnce-mmrtci sot an average. Uar-
loy and rje will aveiago well. Faimeis ate
not at all despondent.
ASHLAND , Neb. , August 4. Wheat 1ms
probably yielded fioni ten to fifteen bushels
per aoio In thU vicinity , The icccnt rains do
not seem to hell ) corn very much because it
came too late. The corn , which It does help ,
will bo late and soft. The yield , accoiding to
the opinion of many of onrbest formers , will
be about TO per cent. I'armcis ' who have old
coin held over aio In good spb its , but those
In poor circumstances feel anything but joy-
VAWAHAISO , Neb. , Atigust 4.--Wheat is
rather poor In quality and will make about
six or eight bushels per acic. The rains have
benefited corn crop 1M the condition is very
good , consldeiing df ) ' , Weather , The vlold
will not bo above toitvjiilvo bushels In the
voiybest lields. Other nous "aio not very-
good ; about 00 pet ceiitbl an aveiago corn
crop. Farmers are Wlinrf , pi etty well since
the rains , knovvingiuat they are as well oft
as any pait of the cowi boll and are likely to
get good prices , There i.a , pretty good sup
ply of old corn In thU coiqitvyet. .
WAIIOO , Neb. , Aucust. 4. Owing to in-
jmy by chinch bints tbo yjeld and quality of
wheat UFO poor. Therecout lalns have saved
the coin crop fiom iftJiK Theio will b < | about
sixty per cent ot aai aveiago crop. Oats are
being tlneshed and ai'o yielding well a lull
average and the quality Is excellent. Grass
is coming out undertheantlitence ot the line
tains and will make-jexcnllent , fall pasture ,
1 ho tanners me lcpljfiicw ! > ; well at the out
look , thepiescntpilce vJinCoin cdnulbutintr
. Y. t
BEI.VII > IIU : : . Neb Auijnst ; . 4. . The wbeat
crop is of an inferior quality and will not
yield over 40 percept ot an aveiago ciop , A
shower of rain fell Monday night , tholiist
for about five weeks.A The cailiest coi n will
not receive much benefit from the lain and the
yield wilt piobably not exceed one-halt an
avprage crop. The farmers seem to think the
in ice of cram will bo high enough to malco
up for the poor crop.
CIIKSTUJI , Neb. , August 4 , Wheat and
oats aio about 25 per cent below an average
ciop. Occasional lalns dining the past two
weeks have helped our corn crop out amaz
ingly. The genoial opinion cxoiesscd by
farmers Is that they will have almost an
average crop , although somn say that 75 per
cent is all that can be safely counted upon.
Fminr.NbAU : , Neb. , August 4. Wheat and
oats aio In tlio stack and will bo about an
average ciop. Corn has been somewhat
damaged bv di ought , but will make two-
thirds of an average cio ] > if sufficient rain is
given us during the following month.
Ili'.nnojf , Neb. , August 4 , This section
was visited by a good shower of rain the
first in five weeks loiidav evening , which
somewhat revived vegetation. Wheat and
oats were seilottsly damased by bugs and
will not yield ovei one-third to one-half an
averacociop. Corn is .damaged already by
diought to the extent of 50 per cent , but vvltfi
abundant rains from now on It will make
some coin without lain It will bo nothing
Yoitif , Neb. , August 4. The probable yield
of wheat will bo small and the quality poor.
The recent lalns have ledeemed the corn
crop , and eaily com will bo a fair average ,
and on tlio whole through this countv will bo
about seventy-live per cent of a crop. Oats
and llax are good. Farmers arc fcelinc a llt
tlo brighter , the late ralm * and advance In the
price ot com having been a Godsend.
IUAIII , Nob. , August 1. The yield of wheat
in this county will bo equal to the yield of
any year in the last six years , and the quality
much better than for a niimbei of ycar.s. Tlio
lucent rains have materially improved the
corn crop and will make the yield on an av-
cragef about two-thirds of a crop. Farmers
ant generally feeling hopeful overtho picsent
ITTjOOUS UMJIS FOl
Tlio Hesitation oftlio Commissioner
> of I'oiiHioiiH Called Por.
AVASiiiNoroN , August 4 , iSpechd Tcle-
grnm to the Bui : . ] Theio Is every prospect
that when congiess assembles again the sen
ate will bo called upon to confirm another
commissioner of pensions. General Black ,
who at present holds that office , has gone to
California to attend the 0 , A. U. oncamp-
inetit and at the same tlmosccuie , if possible ,
a vindication of his course in running the
pension ofllce. But It-scorns as If that vindi
cation was to bo denied him for his action in
icgaul to thooldsoUirdrs in Ids department
have not gained hlm > many filumls. But
what threatens to'bo ; .yuoro scilous yet
la that the picsldt it Is about to ie-
quest his resignation as co'iimtssloner '
of pensions. A pe onal friend of General
Black , in talking abpot tlio piesidcnt's ac
tion , says that Cioiioraj.Black is aware of tlm
situation bccauso It w&s told him bafoio bo
left for California. Tjio , various orders In re
gard to tlio running pfelliij pension bureau ,
such as curtailing the povVers of appointment
and dismissal , have been * only foierunnci.s of
this last icqucst. The prcildent is tired of
the continual mlstak by tioncral Black and
the odium brought qi | tlio.udmlnlstratlon by
ids Intense partlbaiiiblpi1 This fiiond of
( iCncial Black said ho could not State the ex
act time of General Black's le'tlroiueut , but it
was not far distant.
Wants Her $30O.
The case of Vianna V , U , Porklt's vs
M. F. Martin and the Bank of Omaha
was argued before Jndfp McCullocli yes
terday. It was a replevin suit Drought
to recover $300 deposited in the Bank of
Omaha to bo paid as an installment to M ,
F , Martin on a house which ho had con
tracted to build for her at the corner of
Nineteenth and Dodge streets. Siio al
leges that the house was not built accord
ing to contract , therefore the replevin
action , The evidence in the cuso was of
a spicy nature. Thu decision \vjll bo
Smith , the Slayer of Hainlin , Assassinated
In Arizona ,
A PROMINENT CITIZEN DIES.
Professor.Jones , ofi'rnmont , Sudden
ly Strlokcn Down A Sketch of
Ills Career A York Min
ister Goes WrotiR.
Murderer Smith Murdered.
riiADisoN , Neb. , August4. [ Special to the
Br.i : . ] Information has.bcen rccolved hero
that .lohn II. Smith , alias John LI. Morrell ,
was shot and killed a few days ago near the
Planchas do Plata mine , In Sonora , eighteen
miles southwest of Nogalcs , Arizona , by
George Miles , alias Bailey. Smith was un
der Indictment at Valentine , together with
several other menfor Iho killing01 Hamilton
a stock inspector , in IbS ! . Smith , who was
the ringleader , and the other parties , with
one exceptional ! lied the country Immediate
ly upon learning ot the indictment. About
the 8th of July la r , Smith , who had been
traced to Ait/ona , was airested at Nogales ,
but soon escaped fiom his guards , the information
mation being tecolved In Omaha just as the
shorlfffrom Valentine icached there with the
intention of proceeding to Ailzonu and
bringing him back for triol. John Picrco and
young Danlelson , of Chadron , indicted with
Smith , are still at laigo. C.utor who was
sheriff at A'alentlno , and who was also In
dicted , is still at Valentine , it being under
stood that the indictment against him Is to be
nolled at the proper time.
Smith carried on tlio tiado of tobacconist
at Nugales under the assumed name of Mor-
rcl. Alter his escape from his guauls in the
hotel , where ho had been placed under ariest ,
toavvnltthocomlngof the Valentine sheilfT ,
he crossed the line Into Sonora.
Miles , the man who killed him.
says ho was going to look at some mines and
Mopped at a cabin , when ho met face to fnce
with Moircll , who had said he would kill him
on sight , and tlio shooting began.
Smith In his ante-moitern statement said
that Miles camn to the cabin vvhllo ho was
taking a siesta and commenced shooting at
him. Miles was unliiut , but the hoi so he lode
was shot In the jaw. The body of Smith was
biought into the Mexican side ot the city and
an mquiiy held. The Mexican authorities
held Miles lei muulci. The body ol. Smith
alter the inquest was turned over to his
Ameiican friends and bulled.
A Good Man Gone.
FitnvoNT , Neb. , August 4. [ Special to the
BBI : . ] Deep and wldespicad sonow prevails
licie to-day on account ( if the sudden death
ol Professor W. P.Jones , president of the
Fremont Normal and Business college. Dur
ing tlio past year ho has suffcicd a areat deal
from rheumatism. IIo has icccntly paitially
lecoveied , and a few days ago ho went to
Fulleiton to visit with his son. IIo was sud
denly struck down at that place yesterday ,
hisiemalnsanlvlng heic at ! i:4U : this nltcr-
nonn. Prolcssor Jones was about sixty years
old , and has led an active and useful life ,
lie devoted thiity or forty years to educa
tional and literary vvoik , In both ot which ho
gained a high lepuUtion. For several years
ho was on thoedltoiial staff ot the Chicago
Inter Ocean , and distinguished himself by
Ids able management ol tho"Cuilosity Shop"
and liteiaiy department of that paper. Ho
also , atonotimc , figined in politics , and foi
four yeais , dmlng the administration of
President Giant , icpiosented the United
States at Canton , China. Thico
yeais ago bo came to Fiemont
and founded the Fiomont Normal and Busi
ness college. Through his energy and am
bition he soon had the school on its feet and
In good running older. Young as it is , there
is probably no belter known institution ih
Nebraska , and ceitainly none anvvvheio that
has grown more upidly titmi the very be
ginning , all of which Is due to his activity
and untiounded confidence In the work and
futuio ot Nebraska. The colleiro was built
by our citizens and turned over to him with
the agicemcnt that at the end ot ten veais it
should become his , nrovldcd it was kept in
continuous use foi "school purposes , what
aiiangements will now be made lomalns to
bo seen. It is piobable , however , that his
wife , who is in many respects a icnmikable
woman and in whom he always had a valu
able assistant , will continue the management
of the college. Besides his widow the deceased -
ceased leaves two cliildicn , W. G.Jones , of
Fulleiton , and Miss Lydla Jones , a teacher
In the college. Ills death is a loss not only
to Fiemont , but to the state.
A TJad Pastor Expelled.
YORK , Nob. , August 4. [ Special to the
BKK. ] A sensation has been created hero by
the expulsion of Rov. 'I. J. Burton from the
pastorate of the Christian chinch at this
place. There has been considerable strife
for the phst year between the pastor and
membcis , a number ot prominent gentlemen
leaving the church. Numerous chaigcs have
been circulated of late against Mr. Burton ,
in which ho was charged with Immorality
and other cilmos unbecoming a minister ot
the gospel and a gentleman. A church trial ,
or investigation , was held , lasting all of last
week. Evidence was placed befoio the com
mittee charging the good brother with undue
familiarity with several female membois of
hlscongiegation to the number of thirteen.
To these clmiges , a number of them maue by
) ho ladles themselves , the pastor made no do-
lense , and on Sunday evening was expelled
fiom the church and from the ministry , and
the fellowship ot the bictlncn vvlthdiawn
Iron ) him. Mr. Bmton has an estimable fam
ily and an invalid wife , who have the heait-
telt sympathy of evciyono in the chinch and
out of it. Button will probably leave the
Kearney After Street Curs.
KUAIINKV , Neb. , August 4 , [ Special Tele
gram to the Biu.J : Tlio city council to-day
passed an ordinance calling an election Aug
ust 17. lor the purpose of voting on the propo
sition giantlng a fianchlso to the Kearney
street lallvvay company. The company is
organized by the wealthiest and most Inllu-
ent.ial citizens , who mean to build quite an
amount of tlio line this fall yot. The com
pany intend to coiistmct four mllles of line
now. This luidtono moio to thu big enter
prises Kearney isjmslilng this year.
DIINISON , la. , August 4 [ Special to the
Bni : . ] Late Monday night Iho bioko out in
the Northwestern rallioad depot. The ( lie
Dilgado icspondcd piomptly and fought the
flames for sovcial hours , succeeding in con-
fin lug thorn to the depot piopcr , which was
ontboly ciiiisumed. The books , papers and
cash in olflco were saved. Fuilght ralucil at
SUOO was destroyed. Ed. Owens , one ot the
liremcn , was hurt by a giappllni ; hook ,
Tlm Tlmo of Adjournment.
WASHINGTON , Aug. 4. The president tel
egraphed Senator Beck In ioply to an In-
quny that congress can consult 1U own con-
veulimeodln icgard to the time of adjourn
ment , but ho picfirs not to eoinu to the capl-
tel if the necessity pouhl be avoided. Sena
tor Allison thinks adjournment will take
place at 11 o'clock to-night.
tut. HOUNDS AND HIS Ktu'ijiii : nosii : .
Public Pi Inter Hounds says ho grudge * the
time until ho shall bo tellovcd from his pres
ent duties and locatul In Omaha. Hols very
enthusiastic about thu mcliopolls of No-
bias-kn. He says ft leminds him of what
Chicago was thiity years ago , and thinks It
will ultimately bo tun largest city west or
south ol Chicago. Ho say * he has asked
to bo ) iiieved | not later than Septmnber
15 , but hopes Ids successor will bu appoint
ed and < jua.lliiod two weeks sooner if possi
Mrs. MaryJ. Kez.iv was to-day appointed
postmistress at btar , lioltcotnity , ylcoClias.
II. Foss. Aso | tbo following in Iowa : W. 0.
Bruin , Taia , Webstw county , vice Hose
Donagher , resigned : Jobn Haver , Tipgley ,
Herggold cpuuty , vice Miss K , Peace , do-
Thu NctvCnlinet'u First Mooting.
LONDON , August I. TUO now cabinet Is
to-day holding its first meeting , A largo
crowd of people surrounded the Downing
street office * nd chueied the members an thuy
THE MEXICAH OFFICIALS 03 CUTTIKG
President Diaz nud the Minister of the
Interior State Their Side
of the Story.
CITY OP Mr.viro , via. Galvostou , August
4 , ropiil.it sentiment lias been so thorough
ly arroused hero over Editor Cutting's case
and the pioss comments thereon , that a rep
resentative of the associated press called to
day at Castle. Chaintltopcc to got the views of
President Diaz and Scnor Itomero
Hublo , minister of the interior , who
is visiting at the castle. The latter
said that ho was happy to piese.nl the facts In
the case to thopicss , and eiiteied Into a very
full rev-low of It Horn the beginning. Ho
stated Cutting's offense , and his chaiactei
and that of Senor Medina , and went Into an
elaborate explanation of Mexico's light to nr
rest i-Cutting tiom a Icsal iwlut of view.
Cutting , said the minister , having
been commanded by the coint to make an
apology , did so in his Kl Paso newspaper , but
wonted It so us to make It an Insult to the
coin I. This newspaper , although published
In the United Mates , Cutting know to bo cir
culated in Paso del Noite , on the Mexican
side of tlio Klo ( liaiido , and ho took
pains to circulate the issue containing
the lellcctlonsonthoJMexican comtln Paso
del Norte , crossing the liver to this side him
self to chculalo the paper , lie was theie-
upon aitcstud In a prowr , loal fonn and put
In Jail. IIo was ticated with even moio con-
sldoiatloit than Mexican ciimlnals.
The ml ulster was asked U ho thought the
Judge had acted In coed faith.
Iloiepllcd : "I do ; and for that very ica-
son the executive iiotvorheio could not , on a
demand from the United States government ,
set aside the Judicial power. The uovei nnieut
IIPIO considered that Outline had not only
infiingpcl the cede ol the state ot Chihuahua ,
which makes offenses against Its cltbens
committed on foielgn teintoiy punishable by
Its courts , but had also committed an of
fense on this side of the line by
relnsing , without giving any icasoii ,
to ipcognl/e the demands ol tlio judge , using
insulting language to that oftlclal , and it w.is
clear that tlio ebeiilatlng of a Matoment do-
logatoiv to tlio com I on this side ot the liver
constituted a clear case ot offense air.ilnst the
"Then It Is for these leasons that you have
iclused to grant an unconditional leleaso' . ' "
"xes ; the government heio has toivvaulcd
a vuv lull loiio ! t ot the cuso to Washington ,
where it has been submitted to eongie- .
Picsident Dia/ then enteicd the uuaitment
ana cxpiessed giatllication at meeting a iep-
icsentativoof the Associated Press oftho
United States , and extended acoidtal treei
ng. Iho piesideiit said : " 1 piesumo you
have had 1mm iMInistor lioniero
Hublo a full explanation ot the
case and an abstiact ol the mounds
foi our action , and I w ill only say that 1 have
just received a letter from the chief justice of
Chihuahua giving a resume ot the proccdmo
ot the case. Iheic are many cases on the
border where men commit milivvfill acts in
Mexico and , after getting into tiouble with
the law. plead their American citizenship to
shield them liom tlm punishment they de-
The president also mentioned Captain
Ciavvfoid's case , wherein the investigation
made by lus/'good triend Geneial Sheildan ,
always animated by kindly sentiments
toward Mexico , " proved that the shoot
ing was the icsult of a misunderstanding
on the pait of the Mexican troops. 110 also
mentioned sovcial cases In which he had
personally cone fin thei than was absolutely
necessaiy in order to avoid having
unpleasant dillcionces with the United
States government. Piesideiit Diaz
said bo dcplotcd the tone ot
certain sections ot both the Ameiican mid
Mexican press , adding : "Our government is
ceitainly acting ii. gooil faith in tills matter ,
being only dtsiionsot having Justice done.
It Is a matter foi the calm consider
ation of tlio two governments ,
not influenced bv popular clamor ,
lie said it was ridiculous to suppose , as had
been chanted in some newspapers , that the
United States government was making a
metextol Ihe Cutting co.se'to enter on war ,
lor the United States woidd not dose
so without Hist having got In
icadincss. President Diaz did not
believe that tlio American people were hostile
to Mexico. On this contniiy , he had found
the best class of Ainei leans In coullal sympa
thy with the iiogies.sivo pur
poses of his administiation. Ho
sinceielv hoped nothing would
occur to mar the friendship ot the two people
ple living under the same lorm ol govern
ment and animated by kindl v sentiments to-
waid each other , lie was chul to be able to
Piesent Ills views hi this mattci to the Ameii
During the entire mteivlovv the Mexican
statesmen expiessed themselves with the ut
most moderation and good sense.
Cutting's Trial Postponed.
Er. PASO , Tox. , August 4. The tiial of
Cutting , set for this morning , was again post
poned until this morning. The Associated
Press news to-monovv bas piodnced gen
eral confidence in the general government
at Washington , and cveayone hero awaits
with anxiety the action of the house upon
the Cutting resolutions. Tlio recent mass
meeting hero lacked Imimony , and was cal
culated to arouse tlm anger ot the Mexicans
across the river , and In fact some of the
speakers caused our Mexican nelirhbors to
fear mob loico lor the purpose of liberating
Cutting. It isrumoied that Cutting will re
ceive a heavy sentence , and that President
lla/will at once pardon him and give him
Grand Sleeting of tlio Grand Army
in San FraticUco. -
SAN FUANCISCO , Aug. 4 , The encamp
ment of the Grand Army of tlio Hcpublic
convened this morning at 10 o'clock , in the
Odd Fellows' hall , for tlio transaction ot bus-
Inoss. The sessions lasts three days. The
selection of the next encampment place and
the election ot olliccrs will bo the Hist busi
The attendance was sogicatthataltcinatcs
were requested to wllhdiavv until the tegular
delegates had been assigned their places.
The location of the vailous commandeis
weio designated by banners beaiiug the
name of their state. The hall was handsomely
ducouded with Hags and llovveis. After
pmjer by Captain S Iowa it of Ohio , Cum-
minder Buidctt read Ids annual addicss.
The reading occupied one hour and forty
minutes and was listened to with maikcd at
tention and frequently applauded.
Tlio addiess was an eloquent
tilhuto to the sentiment which called
ilm comrades trom slimes vvhcro the May-
llovver landed to the Golden Gate. His icfer-
imccH to Goneinls Giant , McClnllan and
Hancock vvero cheeied. The report shovved
that aft0 , ! comrades died during the past
3 cai and ' 'O.OCf joined , The cash balance on
hand is 8"0t,000. )
When the reading of tlio ivpoit was tin-
Isliod three cheers weio given J'or the com-
inaixlei-ln-chlef. At thu close of the reading
ol tlm toport Gonuiu ) Sherman was Invited
to take a seat on thu platfoim , but ho asked
permission to remain with his Mlssomi dele
After the regular comndttoes were ap
pointed , Corporal Tanner read letteis fiom
Colonel Fjod Grant for membeirihip in the
U. A. It. Uofcned to the commlttcu on mlos
Aftei a leeess at three o clock Depaitmont
Comnmiidei Sayles of Ntnv York juesenUid
tliodcpaitmontol California an olc.-ant ban
ner and album. The latter contains plioto-
guplis 01 tlio piosoiitand pastpostcommand-
or * of Now York. A handsome gavel was
inesented in return by Calllomla to Now
Over some tioublo which had arisen ie-
Hicctlng alicinate.s Iho committee on icsolu-
tfons tuported that no council of thoadmints-
tratlou had the right to nil vacancies In any
delegation. This paitieulaily alfi-cted the
Now Yoik delegation. vvho- vacancies had ,
M alleged , bt-en Idled by the eouns'ilcit admin-
btiatlon by mon who vvuio neither
alternates nor delegates. Iho losolu-
tlon was waimly debated and llnally
amended to load , "No council of amlnlstia-
tlon shall dectnnv comradu not an alternate
tohlla vacancy till the altoinato list U ex
hausted , " Adopted by a lait'O maturity ,
Adjonniml till to-ni < ) rrovv.
Fixing tlio IJoumlary ,
LONDON , Ansuat J. Thu dlllorenen whioh
haspreventod tlmBrltUh and Hu < xlan mem
bers of the Atclian boundary eoiumlf.slon
from arriving at an agreement has been si-l-
tied nml the wort of the commission is dravv-
GRAND ISLAND'S '
Roniarknulo Activity In the Building and
Meroantilo Lines ,
New Uallroad reciters Per the Town
ilnll County Hurrahing for
and lUutdliiK Candidates.
GIJAND ISLAND , Neb , August I. [ Cor
respondence of the Hr.K 1 An elastic con-
scioncoand nn umbitioiissoul create won
derful possibilities. Grand Island people
are just now cliprislungtlmldea tliat they
livoina town more densely populated
than there big sister , Hastings , and in this
rivalry limy evince and enterprise born
only of revenge. But for all ( hat the
town is growing , booming right along ,
and if there were over any bones within
the city's limits they have long ago rat
tled their way to glory , und new life , on-
terprisoiind vim have taken hold of every
citi/on. In proof of this there is abund
ant evidence on every hand.
Piobably the laigest and most expen
sive building now in course of construc
tion li the now structure Independent
block , being built by lion Fred lledde ,
of the Independent newspaper. The dl
mensions.aro ( iOxlO ) throe stories high.
The newspaper olllce of Mr. Heddo wilt
be in the ba oment. The G , A. H. hall
will bo another beautiful and substantial
block 4 l.xSO , two stories hlsrh. There are
at tlio present time some three hundred
frame buildings going up. Tlio most
handsome of these is tlio new homo of O.
A. Abbott. The cost of his house is esti
mated at $12,000. , 1 walked out to look
nt his premises and found all the sur
roundings beantilul and inviting. Thcro
are also fifteen brick buildings to bo fin
ished before "snow Hies. " Such a great
amount of build ing gives employment to
all men who would otherwise bo idle ,
consequently the town is enjoying a
healthy and substantial boom.
NIAV : liAii.Ko.uw.
The Union Paeilic railroad is being
built tun th of St. Paul , and the B. &iM. is
pushing on to Shciman county , with
Grand Island the initial point. This lias
caused many branch stores to bo started
on these lines by Grand Island mer
chants , iultlinir to her other business that
of several wnolcs.ile stoics. Because
of tlio superior r.iilroad facilities , n
new wholesale fiuit stoio will
soon be opened by Messrs. Bokoven ff
Stolt , ot Philadelphia.
As this town is the home of .
Cl.MitAl ! ; , TIIAYUK ,
every voter , icgardless ol politics , Is for
lliugcncr.il. Ho will secure his delega
tion with a grand hurrah , as no man in
the county ( stands higher , politically ,
socially or otherwise , than General
J. N. Paul has some little following
hero as a possible second uhoico , but
since Monday's discussion in the Bur. I
believe lie is losing strength.
A NIW : bniivin. :
There has recently been organized
what they choose to term n "Young
Man's Republican club , " and while its
object ostensibly is to kcoi > perfect the
organization ot the republican party ,
knowing ones tell mo that its real object
is to work to the end of defeating Semi-
tor Van Wyek. How much weight is at
tached to this last proposition I am not
prepared to say. It looks , however , as
though its object had boon guessed.
. , I'ltOltAIH.i : CANDIDATES.
Prominently mentioned as candidates ,
1 ho.ird the names of Geo. Thummol , O.
A. Abbott and JudsaHarrison , men
tioned as legislators from the republican
sido. On the democratic side Judge
Platt is icgarded as a war horse. The
soldiers' reunion so near at hand , seems
to absorb nil other matters , and for once
in the history of Hall county politics nro
considered a secondary matter.
Last year when the shot-ill'was elected
there was a lesson tauirhttho republican
party. It learned that it was suicidal to
place .1 "monopoly" candidate in the
field. The combined strength of the
democrats and anti-monopolists is sufli-
cient to defeat the straight ticket , and in
their nominations this year , the republi
cans will doubtless -select a candidate
who will bo acceptable to the antimonopoly
nopoly wing of the republican party
thereby gaining a victory.
Ar , . FAIRUKOTIICK.
MEET HASTINGS AGAIN.
The Union 1'nolflcH and tlio Hods Will
Afoot Again Other Sporting Notes.
Admirers of the national game in
Omaha will find especial interest in the
nnnouncoment that o , return game baa
been arranged between the Union Pa
cifies and tlio Hastings Reds , to take
place at Athletic park on Sunday next.
There is no doubt but tiiis will bo the
most exciting game that lias over boon
played on the homo grounds. Thu rivalry
between the clubs tliqt was started lost
season lias increased , and the status of
this season's contests u game for
each club will make the com
ing game an unusually exciting
one. Hastings people are yelling
themselves hoarse over their success
of last Sunday , and several hundred
Hustings people will bo hero to witness
the deciding game. The Union Pacifies
will bo in their best shape , Jones , of tlio.
Ilinclmmlon ( N. Y. ) nine , ono of the best
second basemen in the country , will bo
licio in time for the gamo. Salisbury is
now hi good trim and will pitch. The
gamu was arranged by a ehanco circum-
htanco. Thu Loadvjllos were booked to
meet the Union Pacifies no.xtSuiulay , hut
as tlio visiting insisted on bringing u
weitorn league umpire with thorn Mana
ger Kay , of the homo teamcancelled the
dates , and made arrangements with the
Hastings team for a return gamo.
8l'OHriN < i Hl'MN-IKKS.
George Kuy went to Lincoln yesterday
to niiikanrrtingcments for a game vvllli
the Lincoln club a week from Sunday
next. Tin ) Huttings will have another
opportunity to tattle the Union Pacifies
on the latter day.
Itbocms doubtful whether Pat Kuuo , of
Columbus , can bo induced to moot Ulow.
It would seem that there are enough
boxers lying around loogo In the country
to onabfo Omaha spoils to soleot a foeman -
man worthy of John P.'s two ounce
Several .sporting monarodoing all they
oan to settle up Dan J. Itoss's trouble
and start him again on the right road.
Hu lias u faithful , industrious wife mid
for her much sympathy is nrnaUoally
Tuesday UiiiiCAn Itoss matched a big
burhi.y Canadian against P.uldy Hyan for
a light to a finish in Chicago , the stakes to
bo % vJ,000. , Pnison Davies backed Hyan.
While Hess was absent fiom JXvviu.s sa
loon the Canadian and Hyan got into n
war of words on their ivspecllvn abilities
and an adjournment to a neighboring
alley was had tosettlu Iho dilliculty. It
tooK Hyan about two minutes to muko
thu Canadian look us if he had passed
through n .ius.igo rajll. The § 3,000 won't
como oli' now ,
lie AVns a Cl armuknr.
Later information gives the name of
the voting man who was. run over at
Grand Island , yesterday , by the St. Jou
& Western road , as iMcMahon. H wai
a rosidiint of Chicago , and had p-isaoJ
llnoii li Omaha but a few days bnor ( v
Il wn * < a member of the Ciuanuakura
union. Hevyas horribly mangled ,
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