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    THE OMAHA } ILY , 3
The Wheat Corner Crash Wrecks Houses
By the Wholesale.
Ilic Hears Climb the Collar of the
llH and Glvo Them a Death
Squeeze Uraccd By Out-
sldo lluyors.
The Crash In Chicago.
CHICAGO , Juno 15. [ Special Telegram to
the BKK.J This has proved to bo a day of
Intense excitement on 'change. Everybody
Is In a state ot confusion , and the labor of
extrlcatcmcnt will take time and patience ,
and will necessarily bo accompanied by sonic
embarrassment and loss. At tills writing the
wheels ot trade are practically blocked. A
general tie-up Is the result of a most extraor
dinary proceeding on the part of Kosonfeld
& Co. , the clique house whose collapse oc
curred 'yesterday. It was formally stated
this morning that the clique had placed on
deposit In the American Exchange to
the credit of 0. J. Kershaw & Co. SSOO.OOO to
protect trades with that house down to a
point considerably below the market. This
announcement , which was made by author
ity , caused a feeling of relief. Kershaw
Co. dweil tbo clearing house In the neighbor
hood of 3250,000. The 8800.000 deposited was
therefore ample to cover any contingency that
was likely to arise , and the trade breathed
free. Kershaw checked against the de
posit and the market firmed up. June wheat
advanced to 78c and July to 7Gc.
About 1030 ; a. m. rumors of & new
trouble affecting Kershnw wore cir
culated and the market dropped
3@fc. What the trouble was nobody seemed
to know. The general feeling took form in
the question : "Is the money really here ? "
The money was hero all right enough , but
llosenfeld & Co. had tied It up with a gar-
nlshee. In general terms they Hot up the
claim that the 5800,000 Is a clique money , and
that the creditors are entitled to a show at It
as much as these who have trades with Ker-
shaw or any other clique house. Privately
they set up the additional plea that they were
. "bunkoed" the and
by manipulators pur
posely left to hold the bag. The statement Is
made that the clique drew down profits on
trade with Rose life Id & Co. , and saddled the
firm with a great mass of high-priced wheat
which is represented to have been inade
quately protected. The fact that 0. J. Ker-
ihaw & Co. had not gone through thn clear
ing liouso was known at 13 o'clock , but the
cause of their failure was not commonly un
derstood for quite a time. The mere an
nouncement of the bald facts paralyzed brain
and tongue. The market foil to below TUc ,
but there was very little business. Nobody
knew where ho stood or how his neigh
bor stood. The whole situation was gloomy
In the extreme. AmongSho suspensions
announced were several strong houses ,
though as a rule the list embraced the names
of firms whoso capital was known to bo
small. Nearly evdry house on the iloor had
trades with Kershaw , and a great deal de
pended on his solvency. When it was known
that he tiad gone down , nothing remained
for many but to fold their hands and await
furtiier developments. This was what they
proceeded to do. By 1 o'clock everybody
had learned what was the matter.
During the noon recess , however , another
lightning change act in this very singular
drama occurred. Previous to adjournment a
member of the firm of Roscnl'ield & Co. had
stated that ho had authorized his attorney to
attach or garnlsheo the $800,000 In question.
A member of the firm of Kershaw & Co.
stated that the money had been so tied up
and that the sum was between $700,000 and
8800,003. Half an hour later the statement
was mage at the bank that the story In every
body's mouth was not true. About the same
time Itosenfeld & , Co. denied that they had
gainlsheed Kershaw's deposit. Evidently
the njco distinction ia made that they olael
to call It clique money and not Ker
shaw's. The bank's statement may be
susceptible to the explanation that It is dls <
covered that the attachment or garnishec
proceedings will not hold. The fact remain !
that the money placed on deposi t by the
clique principal about SSOO,000 ls still tied
tip ov some sort of proceeding , and that i
local light for the enormous "jack pot" ha !
been Inaugurated. How It will end , or what
the method employed to release the tund wll
be , cannot now b stated. The tying up 01
the 8&OO.UOO virtually tied up the market , and
the last hour of the long session was unevent
ful as to the amount ot business done. Every
body was disposed to wait before inaklnf
another move. A few determined men o :
largo means stood ready to lendnr what help
they could by taking the wheat ottered by
panic-stricken people. When the wreckagi
could bo cleared away It was done , but uoth
Init more was attempted.
The 1 o'clock range of prices showed a nia
torlal recovery from the bottom quotation !
and no change of consequence occurred dur
Ing the afternoon session. June and Julj
wheat closed 4X".and2Xclowerrespectlvely
f he foreign markets wire flat and the do
mcstlc markets in a tremor of excitement
About 3 o'clock Kershaw expressed trio be
lief that tils funds would bo released tomorrow
row and that ho would vet pull through. Ai
effort will bo made to get at the fund , that 1 ;
The wheat pit was titled with traders tlvi
minutes before the hands of the big clod
pointed to the hour of trading to begin tin
morning. Unusual order prevailed , tliouul
everybody seemed to bo holding his broatl
and waiting for the linal tick , ready to d
what ho hnd to do on the instant. More thai
half hnd their coats olT , as though they re
allzed tully that thcro was likely to bo warn
work ahead. Tint galleries were packed , tli
two front rows of seats being occupied by In
dies. No two rows of bojs at a circus eve
looked more thoroughly expectant of enter
talnment than these two rows of bright faces
shaded by bright ribbons and dainty summe
hats. Their carriages had blocked the strut1
in front ot the board for halt an hour befor
trading began. They knew that there woul
bo big excitement when the board upone
and they wanted to bee it. Thnro may hav
been among them , too , some anxious wive
who wanted to bo near their husbands in tli
hour of peril. Jiut If there were any suet ;
they aid not blinw It , Hack of them a row a
escorts wore polntliu' out prominent broker
and explaining how trading was done an
liow prices A-ere Indicated by three dials o :
the south wall near the landing In the prlvat
gallery. The publio gallery was jammed a
lull as It could hold , many of Its occupant
looking as though they might have bee
speculators In their tlmo , but probably uev
would be again.
The Instant the long hand ot the cloc
marked the half hour between I ) and 10 ever
hand In the wheat pit seemed to bo raised i
mice and thrust forward , the palmoutwari
the motion Indicating Unit thtt owner wantu
to sell , and a great roar swelled up throug
the halt , completely drowning the cries c
, the messenger boys as they nudged their wn
About the hall calling the names o ( brokei
( or whom they had telegram : ) . From tli
gallery the throng looked like nothing
much as a swarm of bees on a busy da ;
Those on the outer edge pressed forward a
those In the mtddlo so Impetuously that the
with difficulty prevented themselves froi
being borne down by the crush. Now an
tain some one half way up the side press *
forward too Impetuously in his anxiety I
buy or belland those In front caiijht him an
hustled him across to the other sule , or t
pome other direction , without too much roi
nldoratlon for his wearing appaml. bom
times a dozen would bo trying U > I nidi ? w II
one , and In their mad entei prise seemed uci
rather on tearlue him to pieces.
Thi rush had lasted scarcely half a muni
when the gavel ot Secretary Stone began I
je iietrd Xrout the gallery , aud the wild u\ \
roar chanced to an uproar of another kind ,
but equally vigorous , which , ludlclously
enough , was a demand that all the other up
roar should cease so that what the secretary
had to say could bo heard. It took fully a
ininuto to get all quiet , and then the an
nouncement of the failure of ouo or two
small firms was made. ThH was followed
by the announcement that Kershaw & Co.
would pay their ( inferences and margin all
trades down to 74c. This was greeted with a
wild yell from the pit , and a rather stout ,
well-dressed lady near the secretary's right ,
rose In her seat and waived her handker
chief enthusiastically. Unforo the secretary's
voice had ceased to resouud through the hall
the wild hubbub of trading began niraln.
Frank Johnson , of the linn of Maurice
Kosenfeld it Co. , said tills morning that ttio
lirm could not tell just how it stood. Many
of their trades were with other clique houses ,
so that their clique clients wore both their
debtors and creditors. Ho also said that If
the cllqiin stood by Kershaw It would have to'
stand by his firm. Wiltshire , the representa
tive , wns In town , and they wt-ro sparing no
effort to Lct at him and bring him to time.
They had their attorney on his trail and In
tended to hold him aud his colleagues up to
their promises. They had furnished his tlrm
money yesterday to maigin down
14c , but "they failed to respond with
an additional lOc called for , although again
and aiiiiln wirlnir them that they would do
so. Tholr first dispatch was that they were
raising the money and would deposit atonco ;
then that they would have It In ten minutes ;
then that It was deposited , and on the strength
of this encouragement they had stood In the
gup almost alone until noon. Having been
forced to the wall by failure of the support
that had been so repeatedly and positively
promised , they did not propose to tamely
submit to have another firm made secure and
themselves left unprotected , and they would
not do so.
The break In the wheat corner and the ex
citement on the board has had the effect of
cutting oil tor the time all grain shipments ,
both for export and eastern consumption.
Shippers hero are all at s a regarding orices ,
and can do nothing until the panic Is over
and trade nettles back Into legitimate chan
nels. It Is believed In the railroad odices
that shipments will not bo resumed until the
first of the week , Hlthoir , ' ) ! all Interested olll-
clals agree In asserting that the restoration
of wheat to normal prices will have the effect
to swell east-bound tonnage for the next
three months to double the usual proportions.
In the circuit court txwlay a suit was com
menced by the falling lirm of llosoiiteld &
Co. against Wiltshire , Eckert & Co. , of Cin
cinnati , for 81,000,000. A deputy sheriff
.secured service during the afternoon on
Wiltshire while the latter was engaged in
conference In a Dearborn street bunk. Mr.
Itosenteld said to-night that the suit was en
tirely of a civil nature , but what the develop
ments would be lie was not prepared to state.
The suit had been brought In a hurry In
order to secure service on the defendant ,
Wiltshire , while ho was In town , and the de
tails of the proceedings were still in
a chaotic btute. The basis for the suit is
the defendant's ( fo put up margins
as thry agreed to. Wiltshire would not be
Interviewed on the subject and left the city
this evening. Frank Johnson , of the firm of
Uoseuield & Co , , was asked this evening for
a definite statement regarding the attach-
ineutof Kcrbbaw A Co.'s bank account
to-day by the firm. Hodenled it emphatically ,
but would enter Into no dibcu-sion. Ihe
aspect of affairs In the ollico of C. .1. Ker
shaw & Co. this afternoon was very different
from that of the previous day , when It was
the center of consolation , and mombeis of
dozenirof houses passed to and irom the
presence of their expected preserver. Aow
the head of the tiiin sat alone In his
private ofllce , and the few who sousht
an Interview were stonily denied. Thecleiks
In the outer apartments had ceased to labor
on the books and stood about whisptirin ?
over the gloomy outlook. About ii p. m. an
unexpected visitor arrived In the person of
DftputjiSherlff Burke. Ho was armed with
a writ ot attachment against the firm in
favor ot George D. Baldwin Ac Co. The writ
was served on Mr. Kershaw , after which he
went home. Handfuls of attach monts were
taken out by various parties agarnst the em
barrassed Arras and ft Is thought that all the
firms were served upon. So tar as is known
but one of the failed merchants foiesaw the
dancer of such an event and took the pre
caution to transfer any property. This was
J. W. Yourt , who had a dcod to his wife re
corded on twelve pieces , of real estate , the
consideration named being S10ooo.
The utmost uncertainty prevailed to-night
regarding the status of the SHOO.OOO said to
have been brought from Cincinnati this
morning by Wlltshlic , and mppjtcd early in
the day to have been depositcu in tm Amer
ican Exchange bank to thn err dll ot Kirslnw
& Co. Not a few went so lar as to fay the
money was a myth ; ot es : said it hnd
co mo but eono back to Cincinnati
this . evening with Wiltshire and
had never been deposited to tl.o 'cridii
ot Kershaw. Still another story was thnt II
had been attached by Koscnteld as belonging
not to Kerehaw tmt to Wiltshire , or , more
proptirly , to the clique. The itunrdvd denial !
of Hosonfeld's firm were quoted as confirm
ing this view. It was said this cYfltilns
that the American Exchanze bank ollicl.ili
and Kershaw were In onferenco at the
bank. When a reporter readied there al
a late hour the Dook-keoper opened the dooi
In response to a knocK. Cashier Do Wai
appeared and said : "There has been bu
one attachment issued agilnst the monej
receivedfromClnclunatl to Korshaw'scredit ,
and that was at the instance of M. Hoseii-
feld for a claim of 810,000. " Mr. Do Wai
would not say how much money had been
received from Cincinnati , but admitted that
it was a "pretty big roll. "
On hearing this the reporter said. "And
Kosenfeld's claim is for only 310.01)0 ) ? "
"Well , " said DeMar. "It's 52),000. Tot
know thn claim Is double ! to provide agalnsl
damage. "
He would say no more.
On 'Change at St. LouU.
ST. Louis , June 15. The opening of to
day's wheat market was characterized by in
tense Interest of local traders in the situatioi
at Chicago , and the market was helped a lit
tie at the outset by reassuring news Iron
that city. But pit traders had no faith In th
advance and soon showed their desire to sell
When the Chicago tumble came sellers be
came moro excited and the boar feeling ragei
unchecked. Trading , however , was muc
lighter than yestord ay. There was no fea
felt here that any trader or house In thl
market was or could bo financially danuzei
by the collapses as the whole gang iu the pi
was short Quito a number , however , wer
caught , but not to any heavy extent.
On Now Vork's Exchange.
Nnw YOIIK , Juno 15. The big drop of 7)4
In June wheat and 4)c In July wheat e
Chicago from the opening figures , announce
In the New \ork produce exchange at
o'clock , created temporary excitement , bi
seemed to meet no corresponding fall i
this market The drop of iks in Newer
from the opening quotations refused to K
any lower , and the market remained cou
parattvoly steady. The News of the failure
of Chicago nnvis caused some nervousnss :
At the close of the main session at 'J o'clocl
, Iun wheat went at We and JulyatbTK' '
Thu iliml lates show an irregular leactlou (
'i'C'ilc , most marked In June.
Duluth PocU the Shook.
Dui.UTii , Minn. , Juno 15. A nervous an
panicky feeling characterized the wlies
market hereto-day. The close was weak i
71 c for July. Trading amounted to aboi
10,00'J.OOO bushels. Arthur Water < te C <
were long about Sfto.oou bushels bougl
around sue. It Is doubtful whether they wl
resume. H II. Kershaw fc Co. were force
to suipeud on account of the failure ot Ke
shaw fc Co. In Chicago. Henry Dewitt close
out his trades on account of thu Kersha
A Short Cashier.
COXSACKIE , N. Y. , Juno 15. Uuinors ha >
been current for several days that tl :
national bank was In trouble. Yesterday
was learned that Sidney A. Dwlgut , ciMiie
who 1s sixty-live years old , is betwre
iSO.OOO and $00,000 short in his acchunts.
Cuko Workers' Troublo-i.
PITTSUUKO , Juno 15. All the coke pr (
ducers In the CounelUvltle region excel
th-j Carnegie brothers have resolved noi I
grant the advance demanded by thu worker
Striking Oar fioailari.
11 CI.KVKI.ANP , June 15. The striking ci
loaders at the docks this mornlugagaln droi
the colored non-unlonlsts from work. The ;
was , ho'.vcvcr , no rlotlug ,
The Betnrn of the Rebal Flags Intensifies
Feeling Against Cleveland ,
The Riulit of the War Department to
Dispose of the Banners With
out an Act of Congress
Called in Question.
The Hcbcl Flag * .
WASiriNOTo.v.Juno 15. [ Special Telegram
to the BEE.I The return of the confederate
flags captured In battle during the war of the
rebellion Is actually In progress at the war
department by direction of President Clove-
land. There are 545 of these banners , 150 of
which have a complete history recorded , 150
have a partial his tor v on tile , and the remain
der are without ulentlllcatlon that can be de
pended upon. Most of the rebel llacs were
won at the cost of life , and nearly all caused
the shedding of union blood. The Indigna
tion and exasperation among old .soldiers and
loyal people generally , as the action of the
administration becomes known , Is most In
tense. The alfalr caused an excitement and
protest beyond anythlugyot attempted In the
recognition of states' rUhts , as the official
notice to the governors of the southern
states In this connection simply alludes to
the captured colors as belonging to the
troops of their respective states , to whom
they are returned. No mention is made of the
confederacy or of the rebellion , and the deli
cacy observed by the administration In
awarding the tender of the Hags to those who
lost them Is remarkable. Thcro Is serious
question of the right of the president or the
secretary of war to restore property captured
during the rebellion. It took an act of con
gress to get the Hans to Washington , and It
naturally follows It ought to take an act ot
congress to give thorn away. At the war de
partment the only reason given for tho.actlon
being taken is that it is the desire and order
of the president.
Senator Maudcrson , of Nebraska , a mem
ber of the military committee , was asked
to-night what ho thought nf the order. He
replied that the president has , In his opin
ion , absolutely no authority to take such ac
tion. As ho understands It the Hags aio in
the nature of co ntrauamls of war and are the
property of the United States. The presi
dent has no more authority over them than
he has over the funds in the treasury re-
reived from the sale of captured cotton. He
mi-'lit with equal right order the repayment
to states of moneys received from thlssouice.
"It would be a parallel case , " continued thu
senator , "It a burglar was captured' In the
commission of cilme with his tools In his
possession. He is convicted and pardoned
and then his tools are returned to him. I
have no bitter feeling toward the men who
fought on the southern side , but 1 am op
posed to this action because 1 think it unjust
to the men who tought to maintain the
union. "
Other union men arc equally forcible in the
expression of their opinions , aud it is possi
ble that the feelinc may develop into legal
proceedings to restrain the president from
carrying out his designs.
NKW YOIIK , Juno 15. | Special Telegram
to the UKI : . ) The Tribune's Washington
special says : The order of President Cleve
land to return to tlio authorities of the lute
rebel states the rebel Hairs captured durin *
the war , has excited more Indignation among
union veterans of the war in Washington
than anything that has happened In many
years. The order came like thunder out of
clear sky. . For forty-eight hours rumors
were afloat that it was to bo Issued , put no
man who had been a soldier could bd found
who would believe thx lepnrt. lint the order
has been Issued and the adjutant general of
the army hastens to declare that It Is his
pleasant duty to communicate it to the gov
ernors of the late rebel states. The Tribune
correspondent called on him and said
that suggoMtlons lit a been made tnat the presi
dent and secretary of war had no authority
to surrender the captured lings. ( Geneial
Drum replied that ho knew of no law to
forbid it. Ho added : "It is not proper for
the government to preserve as trophies flags
captured in Internaclne war. "
The correspondent asked : "What Is to bo
doue with the rebel ilas which are In posses
sion of loyal states. "
General Drum replied : "They must be re
turned also. We shall return to the loval
states the Hags capttirncd Iroin them , and 10-
captured by national forces.
General Drum did not hcem to realize that
this action will only make It moro clear that
the design of the order is to wipe out as far
as possible the distinction between the stars
and stripes and the stars and bars. Section
No. 218 of the revised statutes require ] the
secretary of war to cause to bo transmitted to
him all Hags , colors and standards captured
from the enemies of the United States. Sec
tion No. 217 makes him custodian of all the
books , records , papers , furniture , pictures and
other property appurtalnlng to the depart
ment. Ho has no right to dispose of
any of the property In custody except
by authority clvcn to him by con
cress. No longer ago than last year
It was regarded as necessary that congress
should pass a Joint resolution betore the gov
ernor of North Carolina could bo furnished
with cert I lied notices of "The ofllclal lettei
books of the executive department ot Nortli
Carolina , now In the war department. " The
rebel Hags went Into the custody of the secre
tary of war , by virtue of an act.of congress ,
Nothing less than an act ot congress can
lawfully remove them trom his custody. Although -
though It 1ms been rather difficult for union
veterans to attain a glimpse ot the captured
rebel lings since "tho confederates captured
the capltol , " there is reason to bollcvo thai
they number about 515. Thry are stored In
an attic room ot the war department , tht
door of which Is kept locked , so that the son
slbiliiles of the southern democrats may nebo
bo shocked by a public display of the em
blems which show the "lost cause" was regarded
garded indeed as lost at one tlmix An otllcer
who has spent forty years in His country' :
service , said : "I do not nndorstanc
this. I suppose Cleveland cm gut thn nom
ination any way , and , of course , if ho 1 $
nominated the south will support him. II
hardly seems worth while to Insult over :
man who fought for the union. "
An old army ofllcer remarked : "Wellyou
know , neither Cleveland nor Endicott ex
actly appreciate the significance of the flair ,
I presume that thn stars and stripes seems u
be nothing moro than a few ynrds of biintmt
or silk to either of them. The stars am
stripes and the stars and bars are about the
same to them. " Among members of tin
Grand Army who were seen the feeling I ;
f bitter to the extreme , and It probably wll
result In some ofllclal expression at the na
tlonal encampment.
Coi.u.Mitus , O. , Junes. Governor Forake
to-day received a telegram from the depart
ment commander of the Grand Army , urirlni
him In behalf of .71.000 comrades of the Uhi
department to protest to the authorities a
Washington airainst thn return of the lebc
Hags captured by the soldiers of Ohio. Thl
return of all captured confederate flag.-
which was recently ordered by the ptesldoul
Is now being carried out by Adjutant-Gen
oral Drum. The governor forwarded th
telegram to President Cleveland , am
In the same connection said
"In transmlttlnz this message ,
deslrn to comply with its request , and d
most earnestly protest against the action wit
which It relates. The patriotic people of thl
state are shocked and Indlgnantjboyond an ]
thin ; I can express. I 'earnestly request yo
to revoke the order which has given such ur
qualified offense. " The governor also sent
telegram to General Boynton , asking him t
take legal advlco and Institute proceedings t
enjoin the return of thu rebel Hags capture
by Ohio troops.
DKS MOINES , la. , June 15. General Tu
tie , commander of the Grand Armv ot th
Hnpublio for Iowa , to-day asked Governc
Larrabce to protest to President Clovelaui
against any rebel naif capture
by Iowa troops being surrendere
e by the south and to take leai
Steps to enjoin any sucU Burre ej Jj UI
contemplated. Governor -Atrabeo has tele
graphed the president rvqVuiphatlc protest ,
and f will legal BteM 'Vccessary ' to make
the protest effective. Thi " " . 'owing ' was sent
to-night by Governor l/irralH > t :
DES Moixns la. .June 15. ' ' > tlie President
of the United States , VtowS .tm , D. 0. : 1
send herewith a request made tipon mo as
covernor ot Iowa by the commander ot the
Grand Army of the Republic 111 this state
ngalnst the proposed return to Uie south of
the war Hags captured by the union
troops during the rebellion. I add to this re
quest and piotest of tlm surviving union sol
diers In Iowa the icspectful but equally urc-
cnt protest of the people of the state , and
shall deem It my duty to use all proper en
deavor to prevent any such return of the bat
tle flags captured by Iowa troops.
( Signed , j WIMMK LARUAUEK.
The American Telephone Company.
WAstntNOTON , June 15. ( Special Tele
gram to the UKK. | The American Telephone
company has been very much annoyed to-day
over the statement telegraphed from lioston
to the effect that the concession from the
Venzuolan government , upon which all
hopes of Its success Is based , has been re
voked. The directors deny that such action
has been taken b.v the Vcnzuelan authori
ties , and they still insist that their rights in
Veimiula glvothem authority to state that
Investments In their company will prove of
great value to the fortunate possessors of
stock. They admit , however , that their cir
culars were painted In colors altogether too
glowing , and th.U they have promised more
than they can tultlll unless they secure a
stronger foothold than they will bo able to do
under the concession jts U now stands.
They are willing to admit that they will have
no exclusive rights In the four principal cities
of the republic , but still they nope that they
will ho able to force out thn Bell company
and thereby enhance tbo value Ot their itocic.
This inorniru the directors authorized the
publication of a notification to stockholders
that dissatisfied purcluseis of snares could
have their monov bacK within the n xtten'
day.sand this has served to restore Jwhat
the confidence of the public In thenbilcttrn.
lint a number of the slonkholder. ovi\iled
themselves of the privilege to-day and sur
rendered their ccrtlilcfttM upon the receipts
of the money paid In. , It Is learned upon
authority that the two men sent to Veiuuela
took with them less than a do/.cn telephone ?
and a very small quadtitv ot wire. There
are no present indications ot any active con
struction operations upon the part of the
American company , and If it is their plan to
do business In South America It will bo many
mouths before "central" ofliccs will be estab
lished In sufficient quantities to pay thn ex
penses of the men who have been or who are
to be sent to put the exchange in operation.
Hop IJOIINO HabltB Discovered.
WASHINGTON , Juno 15. Prof. Hlley , en
tomologist of the department of agriculture ,
has made an exhaustive Investigation Into
the habits of the hop louse. Ills discoveries
are expected to prove of great value to hoe
growers , as ho has succeeded In learning the
haoitation of the pest during the winter
mouths , and tracing It through the varying
stages of insect lite. T'no professor believes
that the lotiso has been brought to this coun
try from Kuropn on plum stock. The dis
coveries render it possible to check the rav-
nges of the louse either by the use of Insecti
cides in the sprlns time before the Insects
have reached the winged state , or by the
destruction of sheltering plum trees.
Internal Keveuun Districts.
WASHINGTON , June 15. The president
to-day issued an order modifying his recent
order consolidating Internal revenue dis
tricts so far as affects the collectors of dis
tricts In thn states of North Carolina and
Iowa. The consolidated districts ot Iowa
will heroattor bo kiiqwri as the Fourth dis
trict of Iowa aud August II. Kuhlnioier , now
collector of the present Fourth district , Is
designated collector , of the district. Xo
changes have been made In the boundaries of
the districts as fixed by original order , and It
Is understood that the president decides there
shall bo nouo.
Nebraska anil Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , June 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the UKI.I : The following Nebraska
pensions were prantcd to-da : James Craw
ford , Harden ; William J. Babbldae , Kush-
villo ; George Shepherd , Sidney.
Iowa pensions : Mary K. lloyt , former
widow of John . Hall , Beacons ; Eliza ,
mother of Paul Brandon , Charles City.
OrlcinaU : Joseph lluuh , Dubuque ; William
11. llollis. Mount Pleasant ; V. G. Johnson ,
Cinirlton ; T. U. Sells , Mount Ayr ; Jnmes
M. Thorp , Kstervllle : William K. Lau/hlin ,
Fort Dodge ; W. W. Church , Troy Mills.
Restoration and increase : Isaac Nash ,
Snringvillo. Uolssuo : M. L. Elliott , Marion ;
Ilaydon Reynolds , Now ton.
Finns For Onr Nnvy.
WASHINGTON , Juno 15. The board which
was appointed by Secretary Whitney to se
lect suitable designs for a 0,000-ton armored
cruiser and an armored vessel of the same
size from competitive designs has made its
renoi t. The board approves the design of an
armored battle ship submitted by the Barrow
( Knghind ) shipbuilding company , and is ot
the opinion that such ship would bo a valua
ble addition to our navy. As the board has
failed to find a desizn suitable for the cruiser ,
the bureau's plans for that'vessel will doubt
less bo used.
Postal Cha'ngcs.
WASHINGTON , June 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bee. j U orge D. Merrvlan was
to-day appointed postmaster at Bordeaux ,
Dawcs county , Nebraska , vice William B
Messln er resinned ; ' Charles E. Irwln al
Henderson , Mills county , Iowa , vice An
thony Baumgartcii , deceased.
J .
Doll Telephone ArnumotitsOoncIiHlec :
BOSTON , June 15. In the United State :
circuit court argument In the Bell telephone
case was continued .to-day. Judge Thurman
reviewed the manner In which an Invention
may be patented. By this rule patents arc
all locked up from the public. lie then ex
plained the different modes of procedure In
patent and law ofllees. If the | governmenl
had a right to appeal to thn courts to sot aside
a laud patent , much'biore had they the righ
to ask the setting alide of an ordinary pat
out. Judge Thurnun also devoted some
time to consideration whether ttjo Bell Tel
rphono company wrt a bona lido purchaser
and also the statute at limitation. Mr. Dick
inson , of New York , ipolco for the telophoiu
company , Idalmlnc U'.hurman'fl argument t <
bo erroneous. Tills'closed ' the argument
Decision was reserved.
Sabln'n Supporters Victorious.
S-iv PAUL , Junn 15j At the annual meet
Ing of the MlnncsotaJThresher Manufactur
Ing company a new poard of directors am
executive committee was elected by u vpti
representing SO per &nt of the stock. Thl
puts the control of th * company , which wa
formed for the purpose of rnorg.anlzln ? tin
Northwestern manufacturing and car com
pany. Into the band ! of the supporters o
Senator Sabin. Theieompany purposes ti
petition the court IQMH order of sale of th
plant and franchise * of the Northwester )
inruiufacturlnir andr | company , and th
purchase of the sainft }
Sunday Giro I nit In the Saloon * .
ST , Louis , June { (15. ( Preparations ar
bolns made here for putting lute effect th
Sunday law as provided for In the legisln
ture last winter. Under this law all salodns
beer gardens , billiard1 rooms , shooting an
bowling alleys , theatres and base ball park
must close. The chief of police has. been In
structed to rlzorously enforce the law. Th
saloon interest has held two or thrco nieel
Ings aud decided to Icloso all saloons nox
Sunday in the city , except 'Schneider's gnr
den , wnlch will be kept open In order to tea
the constltutlonalltyfof the law.
Young IJovd Released.
DKJfvnii , June is. jSpeclal Telegram ti
the BKK. | hous ( Boyd , son of the manage
of Boyd's opera house at Omaha , who wa
arrested here last month on the charge 'c
1 I crand larceny , was arraigned In the crlmlnn
d I court yesterday. No ouo appearing airalus
1 the onsopcr , the entered ;
s I nojle , i\ud liord was released.
A Decision Finally Made on Section Four
By the Commission.
The Koads Must Jutlce of Their nights
luCJrnnt Special HatrH Without
1'rrJudK'iicnt Ry the InterState -
tor-State ttuard.
Decision or the Commission.
WASHINGTON , June 15. The Intcr-slato
commission rendered to-night the long ox-
> ected decision upon the fourth section of
10 iutcr-stato commerce act. The decision
i very Ions , comprising moro than 15,000
vords. The commission , after mature con-
iduration , Is satisfied that the statute docs
ot rreqiilru it to prescribe In every in-
tauco an exceptional case aud grant Its
rder for relief before a carrier Is ut liberty
n its tariffs to depart from the general rule.
The carrier must judge for Itself what are
ho ' substantially similar circumstances
nd conditions" which preclude the special
ate , rebate or drawback which Is made un-
awful , slnco no tribunal Is empowered to
udge for It until after the carrier has arted ,
.nd . then only for the purpose of determln-
112 whether Its action constitutes a violation
f the law. The carrier Judges on peril of
he consequences , but the peelaU rate,1-etc. ,
vhlch It grants Is not Illeml when-It turns
ut that the circumstances and conditions
TB not such as for bid It , Tim commission will
not undertake to decide In advance what
ocs or does not constitute discrimination
'under ' substantially the same cifcumstaces
nd conditions , " but will leave the railroads
to act upon their own judgment , subject to
kccountablltty bofoio thu commission and
: ourts. For the guidance , however , of the
.illroad companies , the commission has con-
ildcrcd at gieat length nearly all the ques-
lens raised under the law , and has reached
'onclusions which are summarized as
'ollows :
1. The prohibition in the fourth section
ugatnst a greater charge for a shorter than
or a long distance over the same line In the
ametlliectlon , the shorter being Included
ivlthlu the longer distance , as qualified
therein , Is limited to cases in which the cir-
itimstances and conditions are substantially
2. The phrase "undnr similar circum
stances and conditions" in the fourth section
is used in the same sensn as in the second
section , aud under the qualified form of pro
hibition In Hie fourth suction carriers are re
quired to judiro In the first instance with 10-
gard to the similarity or dissimilarity of cir
cumstances and conditions that forbid or
penult a greater charge-for a shorter dls-
8. The judgment of carriers .In respect to
circumstances and conditions is not final ,
but subject to tbo authority of the commis
sion and courts ,
4. The provisions of section 1 , requiring
charges to bo reasonable and just , and of
section 2 , forbidding unjust discrimination ,
apply when exceptional charges are made
nn.dur section 4 , as they do in other cases.
5. The existence of aotive competition ,
which Is of controlling force In respect to
tratllc Important In amount , may make out
dissimilar circumstances and conditions en
titling thu carrier to charge less for the
longer tlmn for the shorter haul over the same
line In the same direction , tne shorter being
Included Irt the longer In thefollowinccases :
IMrsU" When In competition with carriers
bv water , which are not subject to the pro
visions of the statute. Second. When In
competition witli foreign or other railroads ,
which are not subject to the provisions of the
statute. Three , in rare and peculiar cases
of competition between railroads which are
subject to the statute , when a strict applica
tion of the general rule of the statute would
be destructive of competition.
0. The commission further decides that
when a greater charge in the aggregate is
made lor the transportation ot pas-
sen iors or like kind of property
for a shorter than for a longer
distance over the same line In the name dl-
dlrection , the shorter being included In the
longer distance , it is not sufficient justifica
tion , therefore , that the tariff which is sub
jected to such greater charge Is way or local
tranic , and that which Is given more favor
able rates Is not ; nor is It sullicient justifica
tion for such greater charge that the
short haul tratllc Is more expensive
to the carrier , unless when the circumstances
are such as made it exceptionally expensive
or the long haul tralllo exceptionally Inex
pensive , the diffcrcnrn being extraordinary
and susceptible of proof : nor that a lesser
charge on a longer haul is merely a continu
ation of the lavorablo rates under which
trade centers or Industrial establishments
have been built up. The fact that the long
haul tralllo will only bear certain rates Is no
reason for carrying it for less than cost at the
expense of other traffic.
'Che petition on which the decision was
reached was tl-at of the Louisville & Nash
ville railroad. In considering the cases gov
erned by the fifth section In ttio above ab
stract , the commission takes up , first , the
competition bv carriers by water , and states
that it was fairly shown along the routes of
the petitioner's lines that the competition of
waterways forced clown railroad rates
below what It Is possible to make
them at non-competitivo points. The
only question Is whether competition was
knpt within proper bounds. The low rates
are a necessity 01 ° the situation , and If the
railroads compete with water transportation
they have no choice but to accept such rates.
To compel roads to observe strictly the gou-
eral rule laid down by the fourth section
would necessitate their abaudoment of
some class of business In which
their competition with water trans
portation Is now of public Importance
The railroads must either bn allowed to com
pete with vessel owners or leave the vessel
owners In possession of the business without
the check upon charges which competition
wovld afford. The commission is of the
opinion that congress had tlicso circum
stances In view In passing the law. Compe
tition with the Canadian roads may , It Is
believed , present a ease ot dissimilar circum
stances and conditions. Whenever
such roads , compote with American
roads for business between one part of our
country and another.a state of circumstance H
arises and exists as to such business which
justifies the American roads In meeting such
competition by a corresponding reduction in
rates without regard to the tact In so doing
that the rate between terminals may bo re
duced below the rates to and from intermed
iate places which are otherwise reasonable
and just In themselves. The commission
thinks the cases in which competition
between the American roads will permit ol
a deviation from the long and short haul
clause very lew , but cites two or three In
Pennsylvania , Ohio and Indiana. Those
are parallel with the trunk lines and make *
a smaller charge for a longer haul because
their direction compels It
The commissioner says they wore unanl
inous in the opinion and concluded as fol
lows : "The order for temporary relief madt
in favor ot tbo petitions will bo allowed tc
lemaln In force until the day originally
limited for Its expiration. "
The other petitions for relief under th <
fourth section of the law numbered , thf
commission says , fifty-live. The temporarj
orders made In some of these petitions will
In like manner , be permitted to remain IE
force until the expiration of tin
Uroe limited In each. No further order wll
be made upon any petitions , for althotigl
two or three of the cases may not , by tin
facts recited In thn applications for relief , bi
brought strictly within the principles abovi
discussed , yet they all present what an
claimed to bn dltfcient circumstances am
conditions adequate to authorize exception
to the general rule : and If the putiilonois art
persuaded that the fart Is as they re present
they should act accordingly.
The Car BulldorH Convention. , Juno 15. The master ca
builders to-day elected officers for the ensu
Ing year. The whole morning was devoid
to the levlslou of the cede , of rules goveralni
the condition of and repairs of freight cars
for the interchange ot traffic. At the after
noon session HIP special committee on prices
for the settlement of new cars submitted the
report , making an cntitely newclasslllcatlon.
In no cao was there an advance of moro
than Si5 per car , and In two or three cases no
advance was mado.
Sons or Veteran * .
DnsMotNHS , la. , Juno 15 , [ Special Tele
gram to the BEI : . | Early last evening the
city bozan to till with well-built , military-ap
pearing young men In natty blue suits and
blue fatigue caps , who came from all parts of
the state and were welcomed with the stirring
sound of the life and drum , heralding the
fourth annual encampment ol the Sous of
Veterans which began tills morning. The
business sessions aie necessarily secret. This
morning Colonel J. 1) . Itowcn called the as-
scinblv io order and" the boys appointed a
ommltteo on credentials , on ritual , on
oports of oflli'ors and on rules , aud regula-
lens , alter which the reports of ollieers were
cad. This afternoon tlm division council
net. This uvciilHi a rousing camp-tiro was
leld. Eminent speakers from all over the
taU ) arc In attendance , notablv Cato Sells ,
> f haporte : K , Showvan , of hcntson , and
Ohnson Brlgham , of Cedar Rapids , who
poke hero Decoration day , and 11. C. Nash ,
if Creston. To-morrow morning will occur
ho annual paiado at 9 o'clock , the column
n.irclilng to the capltol , where It will be ro-
tnwcd by the governor , after which the boys
will make a tour of the capltol.
A Fatal Haso nail Game.
DKS MbiNEs , la. , Juno 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK.J A special from Albla
ays that a young man by the name of Baker
was killed In a Sunday ball game In Wayne
ownship , Monroe county. Some words had
passed between Sylvia O'Brien and Baker
about a pipe. * John O'Brlon came up and
mgaeed In the conversation by asking ,
What's this racket about" Sylvia made
answer that they had bad some words. John
aid , "why don't you slug htm ? " Bak'er said ,
'maybe you would llko to try it It. you do
' '
ust step out here i. v John 'then 'scooped ,
> lcked up a ball bat , a home made one , and
very heavy , and struck Baker across 'the
lead , breaking his skull and crushing his
lead in. Baker remained unconscious till
he next day when ho died. O'Brien will beheld
held to await the action of the grand jury.
Iowa Sitprnmo Court Decisions.
DKH MOINK" , la. , June 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKF. . ] The supreme court ren-
Icrcd the following decisions hero to-day :
John E. Francis vs M. E. Griffin , appol-
ant. Clay district. Affirmed.
The State of Iowa v.s Fred Stegncr and
iVilllam Kohl , appellants , Calhoun district.
Mills County National bank vs Henry E.
ferry et al , appellants. Mills circuit. Af-
W. D. McCash , appellant , vs Clfy of Bur-
intrton , DCS Moines circuit. Affirmed.
The State of Iowa vs Frank Richards , ap
pellant , sentenced to the penitentiary ,
iiicas district court. Kovcrscd.
Conrnd ( leaner , appellant , vs Warlield ,
llowi'll & Co , , Polk circuit. Affirmed ,
Sundiiy School Convention.
DKS M6i.NT. , la. , June 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK. I The twentyseeonrt jyi-
uial meeting of the Iowa State , , t
School association began .bore this l _
with an attendance Of several huncUei&dela-
gates. Governor Larrabee dellvec4'the ad4 4
dress of welcome , to-which a response was ;
made by Senator T. E. Clark , of Clarlnda' . '
The annual address-was. * l6.n | .delivered by' '
[ lev. Dr. J. C. Wi Cwxe'' of- the secro-
tnTlfs.otSuWbj-.BcUoolwork In tha.Jtv'E.
Iowa Oourhoni Nnme.tho 'Day.
DKS MOINICS , la. , ' June 15. The demo
cratic state committee met here this evening
and fixed the next democratic state conven
tion for September 1 at Dos Molnes.
Turkey Reminded of Her War.
CONSTANTINOPLE. J.urjQ 15. The Russian
ambassador has reminded Turkey of the iu-
Icmnltv duo on account of the Russo-Turk-
sh war and has Intimated that If the liabil
ity Is not met Russia will take pledges to
guarantee Its payment. It has been lull-
uated that Turkey need not entertain any
Tears respecting the outcome of her conduct
In concluding the new Egyptian convention
with England , the assurance being given
that Germany , Austria and Italy sldo with
A Revolution Suppressed.
PANAMA , Juno 15. A dispitch has been
received from Villa Marl , a town In Argen
tine Republic , to the effect that the rcvolu-
: lon which broke out In the province of
I'licuman , In that republic , has bcon sup
pressed by the general k'overnmont witli a
loss ot 400 lives. The * dispatch also states
that the governor of the province aud his
ministers have been takoit prisoners.
The CofTno Mtirlcot.
NEW YORK , June 15. Tjio cpffeo market
has assumed Its natural tone and.thcro Is no
excitement In trading. At the opening this
morning , when the gavel fell for the lirst
call , some hesitation was shown by buvvs
and early transactions w'oro a little below
last nlifhtVclo.sini : , but iu a low minutes the
hesitation disappeared and bidding became
bolder , and prices advanced about ton points.
An Epidemic tit Rabies.
ArAi.Acmcor.A , Kla. , Juno 15. Reports
from the adjoining county of Calhoun state
that an epidemic of rabies among the dogs
and cattle prevails there. Several persons
have been bitten by rabid dogs. Much ex
citement prevails In the countv , and dog and
cattle killing parties are organizing ,
Weather Indications.
For Nebraska : Fair weather , nearly sta
tionary temperature , southerly winds , be
coming variable.
For Iowa : Southerly winds , fair weather ,
slight changes In tomporaturc.
For Eastern Dakota : Fair weather except
rain in northern portion , winds becoming
northwesterly and cooler.
St. Paul's llli : Strike Berlin.
ST , PATH , , Juno 15. The strike of all the
building trades In thocity decided upon by the
amalgamated council of the building trades
last Sunday went Into effect to-day very
A Youne Woman Hnncml.
AMIP.NS. June 14 , Mile. Gaussen , a young
woman , was executed to-day lor matricide.
She was taken to the scaffold hamfooted ,
wearing a whlto robe and a black veil.
Vlrclnla Democrats.
RICHMOND.a. . , Juno 15. The state demo
cratic executive committee has duclded to
call the state convention for the 4th of Au
gust at Roanoko.
Chandler' * Election.
CONCORD , N. II. , June 15. William E ,
Chandler was formally elected United States
senator by the joint convention of the legis
lature to-day.
Manitoba Crops.
OTTAWA , Out. , Jufio 15. The first eror.
bulletin In the Manitoba department of aerl <
culture reports the condition of thu crops a !
most favorable.
Wheoler'H | | ] ,
Tnov , X. y. . Juno 15.-The will of the late
William A. Whcoler. opened at.Malono. give'
Si'i.OJO to homo missions , 85,000 to foreign
missions , 3500 to his housekeeper ana a tu\ >
bequests to various friends.
.Tho Rahwuy .Mystery.
UAHWA.V , N. J. , Juno 15. U Is reported
that Caspar Strombach has bec-n arrested or
acharire of murdering the unknown gir
found with her throat cut last March , It I'
bald that the arrest .was made yesterday it
J uka or Salem , 111 ,
Myatcrions Disappearance of a PromlnejJ >
Norfolk Lira Stock Dealer , f
Hut llln Matrimonial Halation * Bo
Moved to Have Boon Unpleasant- *
Xho Trial of Mr * . Hhollen-
Begin * .
Ho Jumped the Town. .
NORFOLK , Neb. , June 15. Special to thl n
UEK.I The disappearance of W. II. Loucka ,
the junior member of the prominent Norfolk
livestock and grain tlrm ot Hudat&Co. ,
last week , Is town talk , ilo left on Tuesday
for Omaha , tolling his partner that he was to
meet an undo there from the east and thai
ho would return thu next day. Previous to
going ho secured something dyer 9500 b'f
draft from tils father , "who lives in an east *
ern state. His failure to return'led bis parU
iicr to Inmflro Into tile miter. HrtiMulll
accounts all tralght and tiotbt ft"4aJCTaV
of a business naturorthat woulTiautfcaJUtt
to leave. Something over K year ai o hs (
father , who Is wealthy , Invested S4.U03 or
95.000 to secure a half interest In the grata
and live stock business. Matters ran along
pmoothly , and several months ago be mar
ried a lady who had but reotmtlf
secured a divorce. Rumors of trouble between - *
tween them have been rife , and It Is bellevtd
flint these caused him to go away. A few
days after Ills departure his wlfo received an
envelope through the mall containing ISO ;
and since that time she bas received a lettel
from him dated at Denver , Col. , In which Ho
still professed a regard for her , and ald Ilo
could not got along with h'.spartner , but his
partner , who says they were on the best ot
terms , thinks this Is a ruse. It In general ! *
believed that his matrimonial alliance Is at
the bottom of the difficulty. (
Mm. Sbcllenl > crger' Trial. J j
LINCOLN , Nob. , June 15. [ Special Tele *
gram to the BKK. ] Atlp. ro. to-day In thf
district court , J mice Pound on the bonrh.coin *
[ iicnced the trial ot Mrs. Shellenberger ,
hareed with murder In the lirst degree In UiO
killing , with Leo Shellonbcrger , of her step *
laughter Mageie In Otoe county. Two hours
iverc consumed In getting the jury , only foul
if the original panel beln ; accepted. The
.ury as finally secured was reirarded QS a
good one aud compnsed the following cltl-
zensof this county : George Kllng , D. F
Dinges , A. liinkcnbergor. John K. Adams' !
W. F. Hensloy , J.C. F. McKesson , 11. P.
tjubbard , A. Wettencamp. W. 8. Do-
nare , C. S. Plnklmm iV. Hoed aiu ]
George Barstater. The defendant , Mrs *
Shellcnbcrcer , appeared In court clad be *
comlngly with a hat profuse with white
crs and her hands encased in blue silk
Shc fanned herself with great regularity and y
was the picture of self-control and com-
posurc.and exhibited a koejiheHs In prompting
tier attorney' In cross-examination that t > x\
cited . comment. Mrs. Shcllciibemer Is , * t
whether a murderess or not , cold uluodcd anq
heartless , aud when she turnea her steel-gray
eyes upon the prosecuting attorneys at cri
cal points In the evidence , a cold wavo-'wot
raidlato around the Immediate yleJnlt' '
Therewere a largo number of ladles'- t
anaiencq during the open.hours , but they a 2- . - > s
pijarejl to have little tlf'an.yjyin.PBthy for t
wonmn-ohrtrt l , and .her e\erv appearance
uilikhO alked - " - ' tiMil' " Thi
yT TrjfTffitniGiibarger.'WSj ' nm llrsl witness.
and herelated tlioclrcutnstinicei surroundlna
the troitic death of his sister In a clear.stratght
forward manner. Ho rclntrd his being seat
to the barn ; that In ten minutes his inothes
came and told him his sister hart rut beif
throat , and all his evidence showed the
cruelty of the murder. The iclimlnrtor of tna
afternoon was given to the evidence sur-4
louiuling the murder , the work of the coroJ
nur and all details establishing the crime nnd
surrounding circumstances. The full line
and policy of thu prosecution had not devel
oped at the adjournment of court for the day ,
nn < l the case promises another lull day's time
betoro the end is reached.
Board of Trado.
STIIOM.SIIUIJO , Neb. , Juno 15. [ Special to IMS
Br.u. I Last evening the organization of the
board of trade was fully completed. Stroms- ' 4 ;
burg now has a head to Its numerous business
enterprises , and outside parties wanting to
know Romothint ; of the Inducements our city
can hold out to capitalists , can carry on a re 5
liable correspondence with the secretary of
thu board. Already two largo brick blocks
arc being planned , the work on ono of which
will commence in a few days. In one of
these blocks It is proposed to put a handsome
opera house , a much need institution In 0114
city. _
Railroad Work at Falrbnrjr.
FAIHIIUHV , Neb. , June 15. [ Special Tele
gtam to the BKK. | Grading was commenced
to-day on the southwest line of the Chicago ,
Kansas & Nebraska , the Rock Island. Tula
Is the main line to Denver , and Falrbury Is
the junction between this and tire northwest
line , which Is built to Nelson and being built
beyond Into the coal and cattle country of
tlm not th west. Falrbury's bo in Is greater *
than ever. i
Accidents In thn I1IIU.
Di'.Amvoon , Dak. , June 15. f Special lele
gram to the BKK. I Peter Itourke , a promt- *
uent resident of Lead City , died to-day from
the nffccts of poison taken by mistake.
W. S. Allison , buperlntcndont ot the Ore
Fine mine , was thrown trom his horse and
had his arm broken ,
Nathan Franklin , while running with the
hosu company , fell under the cart and bail
his leg broken ,
Unrirlnry at Hchiiylcr.
SCIIUVI.EI : , Neb. , June 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bui : . I Burglars effected an en
trance by cutting out a panel of the rear dooc
of Swatek & Vystrlcll's hardwarn store last
niu'lit. About S150 worth ot goods were
lIllnnlM LugUlaturo Adjoiirna.
SrniNOFiKLO , III. , June 15. The thirty-
fifth general assembly adjourned to-ntyht at
8:30o'clock. : The closing hours of theses--
sion wore boisterous but good natured. The
only unusual excitement of the day pre
vailed In the house Iu the last two hours of
the session , when an attempt was made by
resolution to add the names of tour boys to
the list of pagns who. unauthorized , had
bnen acting In that capacity dunnv the tcs-
sion. The necessary vote was found want
ing after a few hours' fiuht Both branches
passed to-day twenty-two bills each. This
makes 204 bills passed by the thirty-fifth as-
scmhlv , eighty-six of which arc bouse bills
nndllti senate bills.
The Sharp Jury Complete.
Niw : VoitK , Juno 15. The jury box In th
Sharpleaso was filled to-iUivand the jury will
bc sworn In. The whole njuuber of jurors ex-
amiiicd In order to sccuro the final panel was
1.10G. Alter the oath was administered to the
jury , Judge Bat roll Drought up the question
of Sharp's commltmnnt. Ho did not want to
endanger thu defendant's llfe.aud after borne
discussion It was decided to have a squad of
deputies cuard the prUonur In hU own
house. After reces.- " , Assistant DUtrict AU
toriicvNIchbll boxan the opening address for
the state.
Amalgamated Sonic.
June 15. The now scale ot
the Amalgamated association was given out
this iiftmiouu. As lias been expected , It Is
an advuncu gout-rally of 10 per cent , on the
hnviHt rates , ; \nd besides this a ntimbor ot
new stipulations die made. The a rcomont
stipulates amoiu the now clauses that iiluo
hotmi shall constitute a dny'H work , mid In no
case shall Itcci'd tun hours. The hcalo will
bo mailed to tinnnfacturerfl tlirou-'hout tha
country to night. A wage canfuiuuco Will (40 (
held In this clly next Tuesday , ' "