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Ho Sees His Mhtake and Oountormanch
the Confederate Flag Order ,
"May God Palsy the Hraln That Con
ceived nntl tlio Hand flint Wrote
the Order" Fierce Indig
nation Arouned ,
Cleveland CrawflHhes.
vVAblllNOTON , JlillU 10. [ Special Tele
gram to lliu UKK. I Tlio battle flags captured
by thu union forces from thu men on tlio
other side , who used to bo called "rebels" be
fore Uie democrat renaissance , are nut to be
returned to thu southern states after all , as
will be seen by the following letter bent to the
becietnty of war by the president to-day : " 1
have to-day considered with more caio than
when the subject was orally presented me
the action ol your department diicctlng let
ters to be addressed to the governors of all
states offering to return , If desired , to the
loyal states , the union flays capturedIdiirln :
the war of the rebellion by the confederate
forces and after winds recovered by govern
ment troops , and to the confederate states
thu flags captured by tlio union forces , all of
which formally years have been packed la
boxes mid stored in the cellar and attic ot the
wardcpiiitmcnU 1 am of the opinion that
the return of the Ila s In the manner thus
contemplated IB not authorized by ttic exist-
lug law nor Justified as an executive act. 1
request , therefore , that no further steps betaken
taken In the matter except to examine and
Inventory these Hags and adopt proper meas
ures for their preservation. Any direction OH
to the final disposition of them should origi
nate with congress. Vours truly ,
Never since the surrender of Appomattox
lias an incident occurred that lias caused so
much feeling amen old soldiers as the re
port that the president had authorized the re
turn of those emblem ? . Not only in thu
states where the soldier clement is thn
strongest , but In every section of thecouutry ,
the feeling engendered by this and
unpatriotic order Is ol the most intense
character. Old soldiers hero have been fairly
Hooded with telegrams to-day protesting
against the surrender of the flags , llete is a
sample telegram received fiom a western
town : "
"Can It bo that there are not enough men
In Washington who fought lor the
union to prevent the removal of thosn Hags
from Washington'1 If not , wo have enough
here to burn every one of them before a ( sin
gle scrap ot the bunting is c.irried uwav. "
One man who lives In Georgetown had
two brothers shoe down while defending the
colors of their regiment. The colors were
captured by the rebels and wcro subsequently
retaken by thu company. They also took
the Hags of thu rebel icglmcnt. These lings
aru among the number which it WAS Intended
to return to the poor fellows with whom
drover Cleveland sympathizes so much. The
news of thu Intention of tlio authorities
worked upon the feelings ol thu man who
had given up two brothers to thu defense of
the stars and stripes so that ho was com
pletely prostrated , llu had to bu carried
homo in a cab and Is reported to bo in a
critical condition to-night. No one can
Imagine what Induced thu secretary of war
, to propose such an asslnlnc move to the
president. General Drum admits that he has
not had a single request from a south
ern company or southern state for the
return ot the lings , llu must have been
aware , too , that tlio proposition was in direct
violation of the law , as tlio act of 1814 sets
forth very clearly that cauturcd Hags shall bu
displayed at the seat of government , utul ,
that thuy shall bo in thu custody ot thu au
thorities , llu must have been awaru that
they could only bu w.'thuiawu ' by act of con-
To-day General Drum was asked by your
correspondent for permission to look at the
books. In which tlio histories of. the captured
lints are kept , llu declined to allow any one
to see them , pleading as an excuse that the
clerks were busy preparing the lists of those
which woru to have been returned , llu bald
that the flags would certainly bo returned In
spltoot lliu piolesls which had been raised
against such action , and Intimated that ho
had no sympathy with the feeling of the men
who piotest against their return.
Colonel Dan Lament , private secretary to
the president , attempted to shift the response
blllty tor the order from the shoulders of UK
president to thosu of thu adjutant ircneral ol
the army. Daniel bald 'that thu president
never slcned tlio order , and ho doubled it Ills
chief was aware of the Import of thu matter
lie was probabl ) correct In this , as no ordei
has been signed , but Inasmuch as the prest
dent gave voronl assent to thu proposition tc
vrrlte to the governors of the southern states
he alone should bear thu odium which will
attacli to thu action. Thu wll
not survu to wipe out thu stigma.
General lioyiiton , acting for the governoi
of Ohio , had begun legal proceedings and hat
retained .Messrs. lloutwell and Shellab.irser
to sue out a restraining order , and this lad
became known to tlio president together will
the further fact that tlio court was likely t <
' Issue an Injunction , before hu found out tlm
there was no law for thu proposed action o :
the olllvlals of thu war department
[ Piess.1 The following statement will
regard to the president's action concerning
thu proposed return of thu battle Hags wai
maku at thu whltu lo-nlght lo a repre
sentative of the Associated press : When 1
was proposed to the president by the lulju
tant general , an Important feature suggestei
was thu leturn to the loyal states of thu flag !
which had been captured by thu confederate :
and retaken by our army at the collapse ol
the rebellion. They , with such confederati
Hugs as had been captuiod from thu enein ;
by our troops , had tor a lout time romalnec
uncait'd for and neglected , packed away It
the collar of thu war department , and hai
been removed to the attic as a better pluci
tor sale keoplne. Thu disposition ol tin
Hat * , which bee-mud to bo answering no goo (
purpose whcru they were was me mall
point , and the consideration was presentei
to tlio president that some Hags hiui been re
turned to the lojnl sUtes upon their rcques
In Individual cases , and thu rest , If desired ,
might as well bu restored together. The re
tinii of thu confederate Hay * which wen
with the others In thu department was sug
tested , but Ihuru was not the slightes
ihouutof Interfering In any way with tin
captured Hags now held by any state. Tni
fact was apparently rccelvcd'with favor b ;
the country that lately , In one or uioru cases ,
northern troops visiting their Into autncou
Ists at til. south had returned to ttiom flag :
which had been captured In battle from t'jos '
wtiostj hospitalities they were receiving. Tin
lurther fact that Hit northern troops who
within a slioit llmo , had been visiting south
ern battle lields , had spoken In thu urines
tones ot the kind ami hospitable m-atmen
they had received from former confederate
soldiers , and thu Itict , too , lliat soldiers frcn
the north and south went just gathering *
Washington to meet In friendly competltloi
ut the national drill , seemed to Indlcatuthu
if the union Hacc were rotinned to Hiuloyn
states which had lost them In battle , it wouli
not be Inconsistent with the fraternal scull
ment which seouicd to prevail to otfi r at th
name time to the governors of the state
formerly in rebellion the it'turu of thu II ig
which we had taken from Ihoir soldier.Th
right ot the department to make Hit'so n
turns being questioned by the president , sue !
right WAS distinctly assorted and prn-cdcnt
iu jed , and theicupon hit oral assent w.i
ghen to the proposed action. The matter was
dismissed from his mind until comment
thereupon within the last day or two had
brought It again lo his attention , when , upon
personally examining tlio law and consider
ing thu subject more carefullv , ho satisfied
hlniFclf that no disposition of these flags
could be made without congressional action ,
whereupon ho directed the suspension of op
erations by letter made public this evening.
Injunction Proceeding IleRun.
WASHINGTON , June 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hii.J : : Proceeding were Insti
tuted to-day In the supreme court apalnst tlio
secretary ot war as thu representative of the
president to prevent the return of tlio confed
erate ] battle Ilaes captured by the troops of
the slate of Ohio. General 11. V. Itoynton ,
correspondenl of the Cincinnati Commercial-
U.uette. made the necessary affidavit and
Governor Forrkor Is In telegraphic communi
cation with the attorneys , who are Messrs.
Shollnbnru'cr , of Shi'llabargcr it Wilson , and
ex-Governor Itoutwell. Earlv action will be
taken by the court. Thu affair has set the
ox-soldlcr element on lire and violent lan
guage is being used against the administra
Fnlrchlid's Terrific Words.
NEW VOIIK , June 10. "May God palsy Hie
hand that wrote Hie Older ! " "May God
palsy the brain that conceived , and may God
palsy thu tongue that dictated It. " Grand
Army of the Republic veterans heard
words with Dated breath , and glanced at each
other with awe as thu terrible sentences rang
out from the cotnmandcr-ln-chtof of the
Grand Army of the Republic last night In
Association hall In Harlem , The occasion
was the reception tendered to thu coinman-
ler-ln-chicf by Alex. Hamilton. Post Ib2 of
the Grand Army of the Republic. Visitors
were present from every Grand Army post In
this city and vicinity.
Before tlio meeting opened It became
known that General Uoss , of Austin , Tex. ,
had received a letter froth the adjutant gen
eral of the United States army staling that
the president had approved the recommenda
tion , and the writer had been Instructed by
the secretary of war to rnstoro all conledciale
flags In caru of thu department to the south
ern states from whoso regiments flags had
been captured during the war ot' the rebel
lion. General Falrchlld entered the hall
with stern features. Without baldly wailing
for the usual courtesies , the one-armed
leader burst forth with the expressions
recorded above. The general told of Iho
news received by telegraph that the president
had approved of the return of the "rebel"
Hags and how those Hags had been won by
the veterans of the Giaiid Army of the Re-
publtc In open conflict with the enemies of
the nation. The veterans had placed their
tiophlcs in tlio care ot the war department.
They were Intended , ho said , to be kept In
the archives of the nation as mementoes of
the hard won lields of battle. Ho continued :
"How can Iho present loyal governors of the
houthein states accept the emblems of treason
after their professions ot loyalty to the
Union ? Must they not return them to tlm
secretary and say they have nothing to do
with thu Hags as rebel organizations aru
extinct and their governors are dead ? " Gen
eral Falrchlld said he had frequently listened
to sentiments which caused him to bite his
tongue In an etfoit to maintain self-control.
In the nine.months past he had visited Giaud
Army of the Republic posts In every state In
the north , cast and west. Ho had never
In anv past meeting heard anything but
kindly feelings expressed lowards thu men
who had looked Into thu gun barrels of thu
northern Iroops during Iho war. As com
mander in chief ho had tried lo encourage
this kindly It-cling. Now this was changed.
The lime had comu to speak In thu name of
thu organization. If ho could not protest
ntralnst It as commander in chief of thu
Grand Aimy of the Republic , he would re
sign and protest as a private citl/en. lint ho
was satisfied that oTiO.OOO Giand Army of the
Republic veterans would rise as one man in
solemn protest auainst any such disposition
of Ihe trophies won at such fearful sacrllicu
of blood. Raising his only hand , the general
said : " 1 appeal to the sentiment of the na
tion to forbid this sacrilege. "
There was a moment's silence when a wild
hurrah wont no and was repeated. Then
came loud calls for Corporal Tanner. He
apologized for coming without his Grand
Army of the Republic badge. After the
action of the president In thu case of the
rebel Hags , the next thine would be an order
demanding that the .veterans of the war
should return their Grand Army of thu Re
public badzes as they were made of metal
cast from guns captured In the war. llo was
not surprised that such an order should em-
inalu from a man who , during the war was
In the lull vigor of manhood , sturdy and
strong , yet who was represented in the held
by a substitute drawn from the Erlu peniten
tiary. Every member should rlr.o in his
might as a veteran and protest azalnst this
desecration. Tlio proposed trip of Cleveland
to SI. Louis had been discussed by Iho vet
erans. Ho had advised western veterans to
treat Iho president with the respect due him ,
but now had come an order from which noth
ing could come bul condemnation and result
In damnation.
These remarks were received with shouts
and cheers. Then Kdmiind Kendrlcks , late
Inspector general of the department of New
York , under General Sickles , leaped to thu
platform and offered Iho following resolu
tions : , The president of the United
States , having approved the recommendation
that all battle Hags In custody of the war de
partment belonging to thu southern stales
in rebellion during Iho late civil war , bu re
turned to the respective states which bore
thorn , for such disposition as they may
determine , bo It
Resolved , That this post views with sur
prise the action of the president and records
its protest thereto.
Itcsolved , That the sacrifice of blood which
captured the emblems represents a sacrifice to
liberty , national union , and lo God.
liesolved , Thai no sentiment of generosity
and no expression of magnanimity is In
volved In thu surrender of these covenants
of national honor.
Resolved , That It only now remains to di
rect that the now battle Hags of thu union bu
distributed among the representatives of the
so-called confederacy , and as lilting acknow
ledgment of righteousness of the "lost
cau e. "
Resolved , That this post expresses Its dls-
approbation of this act of the first president
of the United Stales who has held thu office
disassociated from the memories of war for
the union.
The resolutions wore carried with a shout
Arrangements will be made to have a ma s
meeting of veterans next week to proles !
against Hie action of Ihe president.
A Washington special to the Evening Post
says that Adjutant General Dunn. In answer
to a query as to thu return of the flairs.
standards and colors which were caplurei
from the confederates during the war , said :
"Wo are going to return them all lo the
slates , uortli and south. The president has
recommended that It bo done , and I am now
having full lists made of all these trophies In
the possession of the department. In a
short time we shall have the whole collection
assorted and ssparatod , that we shall bo
ready to forward to every stale In Ihe union
whatever Hags belonging to the slate volun
teers foil Into the hands of the fed era
army and Into the possession of the war de
partment. "
Tli ay or Files Ills Protest.
LINCOLN , Neb. , June 18. [ Special Tele
gram to Ihe BKK.J Governor Thayer to-day
forwarded the following message to ( Jrover
Cleveland :
To the President of the United States ,
Washington , D. C. : In the name of the BO !
dlers and people of Ncoraskn , I respectfully
but mojt earnestly protest against the re
turn of the rebel lings captured Dy our armies
In the latowar. In that sliuuule wo were
right and Ihoy were wrong. To return these
emblems of treason would bo to reverse this
sacred truth , and tlio next net of humiliation
would bo tor us to apoog/.u ! ! fur having cap
tured and retained tficin sa Jon * . T"fi kl
sons ollEe U18 Cv'S'r ' mnsl n.fl . and will uof Be
reversed. The people are Indignant at this
proposed return of these Hugs , and Ibev de
clare with united voices and emphasis that
treason must be forever odious.
| Si iiedJ JOHN M. THAYXR ,
The tOvernor bad scarcely the above ices-
sagu formulated and forwarded until thi
messages began to your IDfQJH \
Irand Army post In the state and from prom-
nent Grand Army men. Among the tncs-
aires received were the following :
HKIIMAN , Meb. , Juno 10.-To Governor
lolm M. Thayer : We most earnestly protest
against the leturu of the rebel flag ! ) .
[ Signed. ) A. GA r.iN ,
11. G. MuNPoi.rn.
Post Ife'J , G. A. R. , Nebraska.
OMAHA , Neb. , June 10. To Hon. John M.
1'hayer , Governor : Don't let the day pass
without your protest In word ? that will bo
leard against the return of the rebel Hags.
I SUnpd. j T. S. CI\UKSON.
SciiUYi.r.n , Neb. , June 10. To John M.
I'hayer , Governor : In the name ot loyalty ,
the slalo of Nebraska and Hie loyal soldiers ,
irotest against thu return of the rebel flags.
[ higned-l II. 0. Rutwr.i.i , ,
Department Commander G. A. It.
i Indignation at Sclmylcr.
SCHUYI.EU , Neb. , Juno 10. ISpeclal Tele-
'rnm to the BKK. | A largo and enthusiastic
indignation meeting was held at the opera
House him this evening protesting against
tno action of President Cleveland in tlio mat
ter of the con federate Hags. Speeches were
made by Russell , lloxlu , Cody , Huhgos ,
Woods , and others , and Iho following icso-
lullons were adopted :
Whereas , Grover Cleveland , acting In his
rapacity as piesldentof the United States ,
having ordered or poimltted thu icturn to the
states recently In rebellion against the gov
ernment Ihe rebel Hags caplmcd by federal
Iroops ; and
Whereas Wo , as loyal citizens of Iho gov
ernment , believing Hits to bu a concession to
the sentiment of tieason , therefore bu It
Resolved , That It Is with pain and sorrow
that we hear of this ln ult to our flat , and do
enter our solemn protest.
[ SUned.l JosKi'ii F. WOODS , F. M. HATCH ,
JOHN C. SiMtuoHKit , HAIIKV PiiEU'.s , W.
T. HowAitu , A. E. CODY , committee on
Iowa VctcrniiH Itoillng Mad.
DES MOINK.O , la. , Juno 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK.I There has been nothing
for years that has stirred the feelings of Iowa
people like Cleveland's order returning the
rebel Hags. It Is the one topic ot conversa
tion and men speak of It with the same spirit
they did of Hie tiring 'on Forl Sumter. All
classes unite In outspoken and unsparing
condemnation of thu outrage. Tlio old
soldiers especially aio lighting mad , and if
curses could do It , Cleveland would be burled
a thousand leagues under ground. From the
governor down lo the humblest cillzen Hicro
is one unrestrained expression of Indigna
tion. Ever } body Is pleased thai Governor
Larrabeo responded so vigorously tand In
thu name of tlio state of Iowa protested
against this surrender of the flags which Iowa
soldiers gave blood and treasure to captuic.
The governor said to-day that he should taku
prompt measurus to prevent the return of
the Hags captured by Iowa troops , and ho
will either send a represoulative of the state
to Washington lo institute formal proceed
ings lo prevent it or ho will
net through some representative already
there. There Is no question about Iho
public feeling In this state , and Iho citizens
are proud , without respect to parly , that Iowa
stands side by bide with Ohio In being the
first states In the union to protest against this
base and shameful act of dishonor. The old
soldiers say that they have nothing against
their former opponents , who touglit gallantly
and accepted thu results of the war , but thuy
denounce with infinite scorn and contempt
the copperhead picsident who now Interferes
to maku political capital by a gratuitous
tender to southern pride. There are ninu
rebel Hags in thu state arsenal hero , and there
has been much talk nil day about Hie proba
bility of their being sent tor by the war de
partment to bo returned south with the order.
It Is safu to say that they will never bo taken
from here , as the Iowa blood Is bulllmr , ami
the Hags will bo destroyed before they are
ever given up. The list of these rebel flags
hero Is as follows : Rebel garrison Hair , cap
tured by the Eighth Iowa cavalry by Captain
John Dance , of Co. K ; Inscription on thu
Hair , "independence or death. " Kebel cavalry
colors , captured by Sergeant George 11.
Miller , Co. 11 , Fourth Iowa cavalry , from
the Fourth Missouri rebel cavalry , nt
Iho battle of Osae on October 25 ,
1SG4. l < Yagmculs of the first secession
flairs hoisted at Montgomery , Ala.
Rebel flag taken train the south
Carolina state house as the union troops
marched through Columbia. Rebel Hag cap
tured at YR/.OO , Miss. , July 14. W > 3 , by a
member of Company A. Nineteenth Iowa iu-
fantiy. Rebel cattle Hag captured by the
Thirty-third Iowa Infantry at Helena , Ark. ,
July 4.1SG3. Rebel flag , "Small , " captured
In a raid at Cairo. A rebel Hag and rebel
cavalry guidon without description or his
lion. John A. Kasson , late minister lo
Germany , and lor many years congressman
from this district , when scon by a reporter ,
was found boiling over with Indignation at
Cleveland's order. Ho said ; " 1 can scarcely
trust myself to speak , 1 have so little pa
tience with tlio whole proceeding. It is the
grossest , the most Iniliululy gross outrage 1
have ever known In the history of this coun
try. It Is not thu fact that the rebel Hags
are returned lo Iho ox-rebels who carried
them , but that Mr. Cleveland , without ask
ing permission troiu the men who captured
them , or from congress , or from any one
authorized to speak for them , should assume
to dispose ot government properly for Iho
paltry purpose ot furthering his own politi
cal ambitions. 1 class the flags In the same
category of government properly as guns ,
wagons , artillery trains and other munitions
of war captured fiom the enemy. They are
the properly of Iho government
and cannot bo disposed of ex
cept bv permission ot congress.
Mr. Cleveland looks at the flags as If Ihoy
had no value except for thu muslin and poles
that compose them. Hu overlooks entirely
their moial valuu to thu moral sentiment of
Hie nation and lo the men whoso Individual
gallantry In so many Instances captuicd
them. Ho does not attacli a bit of sentiment
to them so lar as the south Is concerned , and
pretends thai they will assist In the work ot
reconciliation between the sections. On the
contrary , they will have the opposite elfect.
For some time after the war they were kept
In thu department at Washington , exposed
to public view , but as Iho states came back to
tuo union , and fraternal relations were being
enromaged , it was suggested that It wouln bo
unpleasant for citizens of ) ho south visiting
the public buildings to see before them tlio
reminders of their defeat , and so congress
authorized thu removal of thu Hags to a
separate room out of sight and yet In tlm
cuslody of the covernmenl. lint 'now , if
they are relumed lo Hie south , they will nt
once bo put on exhibition In their state houses
and public buildings , and be flaunted In the
face of all to perpetuate the old rebel mem
ories and the animosities of ibe war. Re
turning these Has will do more to keep open
the breach between the sections than their
peaceful rest at Washington would In a thou
sand years. Nobody has asked for thorn ,
nobody exaecled to have them returned ,
and If there are any governors of southern
states who have any manliness or chivalry ,
they would refuse to receive them from tlio
president , but would send them back with
the message : 'These flags were won by
fallant men from gallant men on hard-
fought fluids , and they shall be kept by Hie
callant men who captured them until they
themselves shall choose to give them up. '
If there was a district attorney at Washing
ton with surllclent spirit and pride , he would
tlln an Injunction enjoining the secretary ot
war from disposing of government property
without permission from congress. 1 have
carefully examined the statistics and the re
ports , and 1 find no authority whatever for
Mr. Cleveland's action , and there never ,
since I have been connected with public af
fairs , has been a precedent for this outrage. "
Crocker post G. A. K. . | representing the
leading ox-soldiers of ibis city , held an In
dignation meeting to-night , addressed by
Hon. John A. Kasson and others denounc
ing Cleveland's order returning the rebo
Hags. Rini-ing resolutions of protest were
adopted with great entuslasm ,
* * , - . . . . . & . , . „ . . -
Warm Comment at Now Haven.
NEW UA.VEN , Conn. , Juno 10. The Gram
Army posts ot this city united in a monster
camp fire. Fully 6,000 persons were In the
armory tbo moment after the doors opened
Many dlstlniulsbed guests were present
among whom were Generals Falrchlld , Sher
Hb rldan , pchoiueld , Terry , Grccly
- V , . '
lawlny and Porter ; 1 Colonel Fred Grant ,
lovernor Lounsbur.vand others. Com-
nander Talntor wolcftfrtrd the distinguished
guests , and , referring' to the contemplated
return of the confederate flags , said : "I bo-
iovo the Grand Army has aproprletary right
n those Haus purchased -with blood. " Com
mander-in-chief Falrchlld said , among oilier
hlngs : "Since about iwr , the Grand Army
iaa been Iho friend of the soutb. Wo have
no sort of hate or mallco against our old foes
anywhere , and nro ready to extend to
.hem the right hand of fellowship.
NolwithstandiiiB all this , I most emphatic
ally assert that the southern states
have no manner of rleht to take from us
relics ot the late rebellion In the shape ot
rebel Hags. Would the governors of Ihoso
states place them In thclrcapltols as emblems
toboruvcred and teach coming generations
treason ? No loyal governor of any state In
llils union will recoivti them. " General Fairchild -
child concluded by saying ho spoke In de
fense of the southern people , whom ha full
sure would feel Insulted by having
Ihoso flags thrust upon them. Governor
Lounsbury said he should enler a vigorous
protest against the removal. General Sher
man excused himself fiom speaking. Sena
tor lluwlev then tend n d.spatch Haydn : the
president had countermanded the order. This
was received with much applause. Genurals
Sheridan , Terry , Gieely , and Colonel Grant
also spoke.
Haynrd Believes It Brave.
NEW VOIIK , Juno 10. The Post says : A
dispnlch from Washington to the llnltlmore
Sun of this mornlnc quotes "n gentleman of
prominence in poliilcal circles" ( probably
Secretary Uayard ) , as saying : "Tho order
Is one of the bravest , wisest and most patri
otic over performed by the uxucutlvu of a
great people. By a stroke of tils pen the
president has done morn to unite Iho stales
and confirm the union than all precedent
proclamations ainl legislation. Theie never
can bu a united people so long as the con
querors In civil war clory over the conquered ,
and anything which keeps nllve the feeling
of once existing sectional hatred should be
wiped out. The act of the president Is brave
because It has already aroused the rage of
the professional otllce-seeklng soldier organ-
i /.at i on and partisan journals which serin , In
many cases , to have no other excuse for a
being than to keep alive and bequeath lioui
father to son the never-dying spirit of
The Feeling In Illinois.
CIIICAOO , Juno 10. The Chicago News
Springiiuld (111. ( ) special says : Represeuta-
lives of aboul thirty Grand Army of the Ke-
publlc posts of Illinois met this morning and
adopted resolutions protesting In vigorous
language against the return of the captured
con federate Hairs to the original possessors
as contemplated In the order recently an
nounced by the war department , and asking
Governor Oglesby to telegraph Piesldunt
Cleveland an earnest protest against the
action and request for such action ns may bo
necessary to pieserve ojid protect for Illinois
soldiers the flans and 'tropniea ' captured by
them In thu war.
ULOOMINQTOX , June 10. Djprriment Com
mander Sweei/.er. ot thu G. A. R , , to-day re
ceived telegrams trom many different posts
throughout the state protesting against Ihe re
turn ot Hie flags lo tlje confederate stales.
He telegraphed an earnest protest to thopies-
Ident. _
The AViir Department Denounced.
NEW VOIIK , Juno 10. Winchester post
No. 197 , G. A. It. , mutlto-night in Brooklyn
and passed a series oC heated resolutions de
nouncing the order tort-turn to thu several
states the captured battle flags. A copy of
the resolutions was Ordered .forwarded to
Iho president One ot the resolutions road as
follows : , Ifev / - .
Hcsolved , ' 1 hat In the opinion of this post
the olllclals of the war department in advising
this unwarranted action have proved them
selves unsoldierly , unpatriotic , and unlit to
wear the unll'oim of their government.
Wisconsin's Governor Protests.
MILWAUKEE , June 10. A special to the
Evening Wisconsin from Madison , Wls. ,
says Governor Rusk , who Is greatly roused
by the determination of. the administration
to return all rebel flags to the original south
ern companies from which they were taken ,
has sent a letter to Adjutant-General Drum ,
requesting that the rebel flags captured by
Wisconsin troops in the late war bu returned
to the stato. Governor Husk also wired a
protest to President Cleveland a.alnst the
return of the 1 1 avis. Grand Army posts in
Wisconsin will hold meetings to protest
against the action of thu war department.
A Howl From Kansas.
ToriiKA , Kan. , Julie 10. Much Indlgna-
nation Is expressed here over thu return ot
Iho confederate llau's to their respective states.
A largo number of G. A. R. men called upon
Governor Martin to-day , who sent a telegram
to President Cleveland , protesting In the
name of Hie citizens of Kansas against the
action as an Insult lo Hie heroic dead and an
outrage lo the surviving comrades. Hu added
that no oflicer ot the government had the
local or moral authority to surrender the
Hags. J _
How Ohio Veterans Took If.
COI.UMIIUS , O. , Juno 10. Governor Fora-
ker iccelved to-day many telegrams from all
over the state approving thn stand he took In
regard to the rebel lings. The announcement
that Iho president had revoked the order
caused great rejoicing here tills evening. Ar
rangement had been made to hold mass meet
ings to discuss the matter , but the dispatch
from Washington seriously Interfered with
the resolutions which hud been prepared.
Vigorous Resolutions At Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI , Juno 10. Every Grand Army
post In Cincinnati passed' resolutions to-
mxht condemning the proposition of the ex
ecutive at Washington lo return Iho cap
tured confederate HaiS. The attendance at
all of the meetings was large , and thu leso-
lious vigorous.
A Kick From Colorado.
DINVIU : , Juno 10. A meeting of Grand
Army men was held this afternoon to take
action in regard to the order rosloring tlio
captured rebel flails to the southern states.
It was decided to telegraph Conimander-iu-
Chief Falrchlld the protest of the depaitmcut
of Colorado to the removal of the flags.
Sherman Approveti Falrchlld's'Spocch
Nnw VOIIK , June 10. The Mall and Ex
press says : General Falrchlld had a long
talk with General W , T. Sherman this morn-
Ing. It Is understood that General Sherman
approves of General Kairchild's speech last
evening , but neither will talk on the subjet.
California Wtirfels Into Line.
SAN -Fit-VNCisco , June 10. The depart
ment commander df the G. A. R. has tele
graphed the commalider-ln-clilef , protesting
against the return .of the llass , and asking
the Institution ot legal proceedings to pre
vent It. .
LANMNO , Juno 10. A resolution will bo
presented to thu legislature this afternoon ,
calling upon Hie president to rescind his or
der for the return of- tHe rebel battle Hags.
The Sharp Trial.
Nr.w YOHK , Juno'lO.- ( he Sharp trial
to-day , ex-Alderman FulgralT , who was the
first witness called , teld about the same story
of the "combine" that be had altcady told In
former trials. He tripped himself up , how
ever , on cross-examination , by swearing ho
received only $10,000 for IHs vou\ whereas he
swore on another trial It was § 18,000. Scv
eral other minor discrepancies were also de
veloped by the searching questions of Sharp's
News in the
DEADWOOD , Dak. , June 10. [ Special Tel
egram to the UKE.J Another smeller com
pany has been organized ne re , with a capita
of 850,000.
The dry house and l.W.OOO feet of dry lumber
of Tinner & Price burned this afternoon. No
Mrs. J'eter Metro has eloped , leaving her
husband and three-months' child.
incitement In Chicago's Wheat Pit Cools
Down and Reaction Follows ,
How Kcrehi\v'H Trouhlo In Ilccard to
Ctliic | Money Occurred Ar
mour G'vcs Ills Vlow of
the Situation.
The BItuntlon in Chicago.
CHICAGO , Juno 10. [ Special Telegram to
: ho Bui : . | The unexpected occuned to-day.
Thu hope that Kurshaw might pull Ihiough
was not realized. Ills tulliiro seems lo bo
complete. When this fact was fully appre
ciated the market did not "go all to pieces , "
but actually advanced and closed steady al
nearly the best prices of the day. The bad
effect of his failure had been In a large
mcasuic discounted and the great majority
of the commission merchants who had trades
with Kcrshaw it Co. had closed them out
Only one additional failure occurred to-day ,
that of J. J. Uryant , who was carrying 'J,000-
000 bushels of for Kershaw. In simple
truth thu worst Is over. It may take a few
weeks or oven months to clear away the
wreckage , but by this lime everybody in Irado
knows what tholr individual losses aru and
the panic may bo said to be now a thing of
the past. Of Iho ihrco recognized clique
houses only Irwln , Green & Co pulled
through. The creditors and victims nro con
testing for their portion of what remains In
the hands of Rosenfcld it Co. and Kcrshaw
< te Co , and the cllqitu agents
and their principals have also
fallen to quarreling among themselves.
Wllshire and Rekert , of Cincinnati , brought
SGOO.OOO to Chicago yesterday to sustain Iho
market and protect their crippled and Imper
illed InteiesU. It was brought on for a spe
cific purpose , and , judging from the returns
now in sight , It did not produce the results
tlnl were expected. How Hits money was
used , where It went , why it didn't get whcio
it was started tor , and ail about It are tacts
that may comu out In the litigation that Is
springing out of tills ugly business. The gen
tlemen who Invested § 4,000,000 to 83.000,000 In
cold cash In a futile attempt to corner the
Chicago wheat market are not likely lo gut
back a very large percentage ot It , but they
may have the satisfaction of finding out just
how It was they didn't succeed , and Ihoy
may also luvu something to say about thu
final disposition of tlio skelelon over which
such a llvelv light has boon Inaugurated.
Thu calm that succeeds a storm was wit
nessed on 'change to-day. There w ru no
signs ol outward excitement lo cnlertaln the
sweltering crowds In the gallery , and neither
weiu there wild fluctuations In prices to dis
turb or excitu the commeieial world in Hie
wheat pit. Only a moderate amount ot busi
ness was done and steadiness was
the ruling featuio. Thu market
has been bumping on hard pan
and It was only natural that there should bo
a reaction. An Immense amount of wheat
has been bought on thn break by foreigners
and shippers at prices that leave a handsome
margin of prolit for actual shipment , and at
thu quotations ruling to-day ihero Is a differ
ence ot about 20c between Chicago and New
York.- .
Tlie facts In recard to the deposit of money
for Kershaw & Co. yesterday at the Amer
ican Exchange bank , on which ho founded
Ills promise to pay in full , were these : Wil-
shire did deposit 000,000 to the credit of Ker
shaw ite Co. yesterday morning. When C. J.
Kershaw left thcio at S o'clock after an hour's
consultation with Wllshire , D. W. Irwln ,
lloyt , Cashier Dewar , C. 1) ) . Eggleston and
several of Iho directors , there was nearly
SbOO.OOO on deposit , subject , as ho supposed ,
to his cheek. He hurried down to tlio oflice
ot Armour > V Co. and there told his friend ,
P. D. Armour , of his position , and his ability
to stand everything down to 70c. It was not
until 10:45 : o'clock , when ho went Into Ar
mour's oflicu again , that ho was told that
his checks , were being thrown out
by Hie American Exchange National.
Ho went out of Armour's like a
shot to ascertain the trouble. The trouble
was that Immediately after Korshaw left the
American Exchangn bank , ana when Wll-
sliiro produced the 000,000 , to go. as lie sup
posed , to the credit of Kershaw , Irwjn ,
Green & Co. demanded half of it. President
Irwin is senior partner In this house , and
had this advantage Hiat ho could credit tlio
money as he was disposed to. When Ker
shaw s cneck for $ iOO.OOO trom the clearing
house went down for certification , It was
thrown out. Somu Dig checks had , however ,
gone through all right be lore. Amoni ; them
were checks to Schwartz , Dufreo it Co. , P.
11. Wearo & Co. , and a few others , asgregat-
Inir , perhaps , 8150,000 , so that Kershaw's
promises were made in good faith. If it had
not happened thai the presidenl of Iho bank
was nlso an applicant for ruoro martins ,
Kershaw's chocks would have been certified.
There A'cro two things which upset Ker
shaw's calculations yesterday morning. The
most important , of course , was the seizure of
a part of that SCUO.OOO by Irwin , Green &
Co. , but Korshaw also checked out
Stb.OOO to pay the claims of Schwartz ,
Dufree & Co. , of Orr & Comes. P. U. Weare
it Co. , William Dunn & Co. , and of ono or
two other concerns. Even after Irwln ,
Green & Co. had taken $300,000 of the de
posit , Ihero would have been enough to pro
vide for ( ho certification ot the clearing house
check , if this 6GS.OOO had not been checked
against , and It the holders of Iho checks had
not rushed at once to the bank and gel their
checks certitied. Dewar , Kershaw's partner ,
claims tills morning that It was a great blun
der not to pay thu clearing house check be-
foru all others. That would have saved the
Armour said this morning : "Tho amount
of loss to this market is not nearly so severe
ns some of the unfortunate ones nro claim
ing. There were more losses on'theadvancu ,
lor when this clique was advancing the mar
ket wo who were straddled and between dlf-
leront markets paid out our money , lint
mostot the falluiusso far announced weiu
ot men who were broke before tills
panle and who were simply waiting
tor a good excuse. They have been
thus for twelve months , some of them. No
body can lese money on Kert-haw , for he Is
margined way down. Hu tells me this , and
I know ho would not He to inc. Ho would
have gone through yesterday it there had
not been a muddle at Hie bank. He came In
here and said that ho would pay down lo TO
cents. The wheat Is worth that , and the
man who sells July at New York and buys
cash wheat hero has r cents a bushel secured.
I oifmed 11 % cents for 500,000 bushels of
wheat lo thu baiiK ycsterdnv when Iho mar
ket on the board was nominally TO cents , and
the bank would not sell it , thanks. All say
tney will not sell. There would have been
a great deal of cash wheat taken yesterday
but you could not do business. The banks
would not talk to jou. They were lee busy
with margins. "
Per Cincinnati Money.
CINCINNATI , June 10. Late this afternoon
the American Exchange bank .of Chicago
brought an attachment suit with an applica
tion for k'arnlsheo lo recover money belong
ing lo Irwln , Green & Co. , of Chicago , said
lo bo on deposll In Iho Fidelity bank ot Cin
cinnati. The suit socks lo recover S317.6W
on a draft Given by Irwln , Green & Co. , of
Chhngo , lo the American Exchange bank ,
which thu Fidelity bank refused to honor on
the around that Irwin , Green & Co. had no
such amount of money on deposit.
How It Is In Milwaukee.
MIUVAUKKK , Juno 10. The sltuallon on
change this morning Is devoid of sensational
features. No settlements have been made
and everybody Is watting to hear what Ker
shaw Intends to do. It Is said a failure will
follow If Kershaw lays down altogether. The
maiket Is stead v.
A special to the Evening Wisconsin from
Minneapolis says Grlfllth , Marshall & Co. ,
itraln brokers , have suspenacd owing to their
close business relations wltU the Kershaw
firm at Chicago. '
Kx-ConerRRsntan James or flrooklyn
Intcrvlcwrul On the Hnlijcot.
WASIUNOTON.JUIIO 10. [ Special Telegram
o Iho HKK.J Ex-Congrossman D. It , James ,
of Brooklyn , who was the leader ot the re *
niblicau minority of the house coinage com-
iilttec In thu Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth
congresses , and who Is Interested In the
colTco business , Is In the city preparing to
cave for Europe. Ho salts on Saturday of
next week. Mr. James coos In part for plcas-
iroaud partly to look Into the silver question ,
n which hohas always taken a great Interest.
Speaking of the subject to-day hu said that
he thinks that Ills esllninto of T.000,000 to 10-
: OJ,000 as the number of trade dollars likely
to bo presented for redemption will provo to
bo the correct one. At first he I cared that the
number would reach M.OOO.OOO or . ' 50,000,000 ,
nnd for this reason hu did all In his power to
prevent the passage of tliu redumption bill In
[ ho Forty-eighth congress. In thu interim
between thai time and tliu passage of the bill
ho made n careful inuuiry Into the number
likely to como from Japan , China and thu
.straits settlements and ho soon convinced
himself that there wervery few uncut tradu
dollars in HHHO countries. Now hu does not
think that Hie number to bu redeemed will ex-
cend his outside estimate ot 10,000OJO. Speak
ing ot the silver question , ho said thai the
public has become apathetic since the Forty-
elclith congress vetoed the action of the ad
ministration In Us attempt to make silver
odiou.s by authorizing thu issuu of 51 nnd S"
silver ccrtilicatcs. llu thoughl that the time
would certainly come , however , when the
continued colnago ol sll\er would Inevitably
cause great financial depression. Tills tlmo
would arrive when thu volume of silver dollars
lars and their equivalent certificates exceeds
the normal demand for currency. Or a simi
lar result may be looked for at any time If
from any cause the flow of gold Is outward
Instead ot towards the United States ,
as now. Mr. James added that Hie
bl-melalists ot England are surely gaining
strength every day. Speaking of too recent
flurry In the coffee market , hu said that for
some } ears thu prices nl Amsterdam , Paris
nnd Rio Janeiro have been higher by several
points than they have been In Iho American
market The flurry was caused entirely by
speculation , although Iho demand Is heavier it has been for some llmo. Hu thinks
that In spite of the fact that ttio market has
recovered to some extent , prices must drop ,
ns they have been maintained principally by
European speculation.
Military Matter * .
WASIIINOTON , June 10. [ Special Tele-
gran to Hie Uinr.J Captain James M. Ken-
niiiL'toti , Fourteenth Infantry , who was
placed on the retired list yesterday afternoon
for Insanity , Is now under treatment at St.
Elizabeth asylum hero. Hu Is a native of
Ireland and enlisted In the regular army in
October , IbTil , in tbo Second Infantry. Ho
became a lieutenant In 1MU and captain In
IST.i. The vacancy In Ihe regiment promotes
First Lieutenant Julius E. Qulntln to captain
of company 13 , nnd Lieutenant Joseph H.
( iustin to first lieutenant of company 11 , in
the Ninth infantry. The retirement of
William B. Pease , who was retired for tlio
disabilities he Incurred during the late war ,
promoted Lieutenant James W. Uonn to
captain of company 1 and Lieutenant Frank
S. Dodils to first lieutenant of company K.
Captain Regan Is the well known writer on
military law and practice ot courts-martial.
Armv orduis : Captain Chambers McKib-
bin , Fifteenth Infantry , has been , at his own
request , relieved from recruiting duty nt
Hnrrtsburg , Pa. , upon the expiration of his
.sick . leave , and nnlonnLto join his company ,
Major S , C , Overman , coips of engineers ,
has bccn'appolnted Inspector ot camp and
Fifth infantry.
The Butchers Complain.
WASHINGTON , Juno 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the HEII.J The principal beef firms
of the country , Swift & Co. , Armour & Co. ,
Nelson Morris & Co. , George Hammond &
Co. and the East SI. Louis Dressed lioef and
Canning company , S. W. Allllon by Camel
& Custer , Dupeo Judar , Willard A. H. Vee-
der , of Chicago , and Don M. Dlckerson , of
Detroit , have tiled charges botoro the inter
state commerce commission against the Chicago
cage & Grand Trunk railway company , Lake
Shore it Michigan Southern railroad , In
dianapolis it St. Louis railroad , Pittsburir. Ft.
Wayne itChlcagorailroad , lialtlmoro it Ohio
railroad anil the ChicagoSt. Louis itPittsburg
railioad , complaining of the unjust and ex
cessive rates ot fieight charged on dressed
meats in ear loads , and less from Chicago
and St. Louis to seaboard points ; that they
are charging sixty-five per hundred on
dressed meats In refrigerator cars , which is
more than 30 per cent in excess of tlio rates
charged prior to Iho going into ott'ect of tlio
law and moru than 40 per cent In excess of
Hie rates clmrced on other loads of provi
sion on the same cars and between the same
points under similar circumstances and con
Pensions Granted lownns.
WASIIINOTON , June 10. [ Special Telegram
to the IJr.K. | The following lowans were
granted pensions to-day : Emellno C. , widow
of Samuel Chart , Oscoola ; Rodllla Ryan ,
formerly widow of Thomas Archer , Delta ;
ElDerry , mother of Elbert Code , New Market.
Original : John McCloskcy , Melleray ; James
May no. Clinton : Elscy Chanuy , Hcntons-
port ; John Schall , Berkley ; Edward Lewis ,
Farmington ; Calvin S. Carey. Waterloo ;
Philip Klcster. Otlumwa ; Caleb Baker , Fair
fax : William F. GalTer , Brooklyn ; Isaac N.
Gocheneur , Pacific Junction. Increase : Na
thaniel Stout , Keota ; Thomas W. Giles , Kel
logg. Kelssue : Solomon Harvey , Laporto
Kncvrtls Land Claims.
WASIIINOTON , June 10. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bun.J Senator Mnndcrson has
succeeded at last In Inducing the Interior de
partment to picpare the forms and Instruc
tions tor making claims under the Knevals
bill. ' Hu has sent copies to the Br.E and they
will arrive in Omaha by thu latter part ot
thu week.
WASHINGTON , Juno 10. The president to
day made the tallowing appointments : John
G. Nelson , of Minnesota , to bo receiver ot
public moneys at Fergus Falls , and James
Greoloy , of Minnesota , to bo register of the
land oflice at Redwood Falls , Minn.
National Opera In Trouble.
BUFFALO , Juno 10 , The Musical associa
tion of Buffalo was compelled to pay thu rail
road fa res of the National opera company
hern so they could fill an additional date
to-day. Last Monday , It Is stated , Theodore
Thomas called at the olllcu of thu association
and told them tlio opera company was In a
terribly embarrassed condition , llo had not
been able to get his salary for months , had
been the victim of gross Injustice , and only
remained with the company because If he
abandoned It on Its California trip the poor
members of the ballet and chorus would bo
lull thousands of miles Irom homo without a
cent , Thouius expressed himself In tlio
strongest terms regarding thu treatment.
When the performance of to-day was ready
to begin llm orchestra retuscd to play until
some payment was made , nnd thu Musical
association was compelled lo advance i'-Y-iOO.
Business Failure.
CI.KVII.ANI : ) , O. , Juno 10. The Prospect
machine and engine company , formerly Iho
Cummer eiwine company , made an assign
ment to-day. The liabilities aru estimated at
J200UOO ; assctls , 5VW.OOO. Thu president
says the assignment was caused by the dis
satisfaction of certain share holders , who op
pose the present oii tnlzatlon ,
Katal Kallrniid Accident ,
FAHOO , Dak. , Juno 10. A heavy rain tell
hero this afternoon. It is reported that near
Grand Forks the north-bound train wau
blown from the track and four persons killed
and six seriously Injured. The Grand Forks
round-house was blown down , and much
other damage done. The wires nru ull down.
The Evidence in the Shollouborgcr
Against the Prisoner ,
S'orfolk Considering the Question of
Waterworks Stromshiiri ; Citizen *
I'ruparlrkR For tlio Fourth-
Other Nohraska News.
Ti'io Shctlunhcreor Trial.
LINCOLN , Neb. , Juno 10. [ Special to th4
lin.I ! : In the wannest court room in tin
United States u largo audience , about equallj
divided between l.vllcs and men folks , swol <
lered through r-dny listening to the story ol
the minder or Magglu Shullcnliorgur as re
lated by the witnesses against Hie step
mother , who sat thiough It all without sign
of excitement or a change of features. Tha
court was latu In opening owing to the ab
sence of one of the jurors , who lived tea
miles out In the country and who was late In
arriving. The judge lined him $10 and th
case was taken up where the evidence ceased
Iho night previous. It was a day In Itself U
try human endurance , fur thu heat of tin
room was ten Hie. Not a breath of the brceza
that blow from thu south and west could
cuter the court room and Iho sun all the flrsl
Half of the day shed Its fiercest rays against
Iho only side of the room possessed with wln
dews , the latter of which only added to tlio
effect of tlio sun's rays. In the hottest
part ot this heated room the jury was con
lined in the jury boxes and the crowd In at
tendance added to the heat and discomfort
of the occasion. The state continued Its case
to the noon hour , examining a number ol
witnesses , the most Important of whom was
the sheriff of Otoo county , Mr. McCallum ,
whoso testimony added facts of the minder
hoietoforo brought forth. The .sheriff saw In
the cellar the evidences of Hie Klruggle be
tween the victim and the mtuderer or mur
derers. He Imd examined the surrounding
In thu cellar minutely ; had seen the girl was
at work when seized upon : had seen her
footprints In the soil caith , footprints of H.e
child and the larger footprints oT a grown
person where the short nnd unequal struggle
ior existence had taken place. In regard to
Hie defendant , Air. Slwllciibcrger , hu had
much thu same testimony as thu other wit
nesses. Shu was as cool and heartless
around the house a few hours alter the mur
der as she was at the present timu wlillu on
tlio stand. Shu was no uioic solicitous for
the caiu of thu dead than she had
bjcn for the caru of the child
while living. Thn witness testilied lo the
welts and bruises that ho found upon the
back of the dead child , showing what the
child suffered at the hands of her unnatural
prents before one or both of them ended
tier existence. Thus far Iho prosecution has
failed to show that the Ocfcndaiit was In the
cellar at the llmo Iho child was murdered ,
and Iho evidence Is entirely circumstantial
and such ns can bo deducted from all the
surroundings of the cnso. The prosecution
lias shown that she was on the premises at
Hie time the murder was committed ; that
she was totally Indifferent to feeling or acls
in the matter alter tnu murder was com
mitted , and whatever additional evidence
they have against Hie woman remains to bo
developed in redirect. Dr. N. 11. Larsh was
the last witness to bo examined directly after
the noon hour for the piottocutlon.
The climax In thu case > ras reached In the
afternoon session when Airs. Shcllenborgur
took the stand in her own behalf. The court
room was crowded even more than in the
morning liourt ) . In givinir her testimony
Mrs. bhcllenberger spoKe slow and deliber
ately and evldenlly weighed every sentence.
She told much ot the family story and main
tained her perfect composure. In her rela
tion of events procedlng the tragedy her
story w s much Hie same as Iho boy "Joe's. " '
She criminated her husband , Leu Shellen-
berger , entirely , told of Ills going to tlio cel
lar where Maggie was at work and shortly
after comlninm again with his hands cov
ered with blood. Ho asked for water and In
renly to her question ot what ho had done he
told her that ho had cut her throat
and had done a "d d good job. " lie
ordered her to send word that
Iho girl had killed herself and threatened to
kill her If she did not remain quiet. He re
fused to lot her sec the child or toke any part
In caring for the remains. Her testimony
followed on In explaining her conduct at the
tlmo nnd subsequent lo the act as largely
Irom ( ear. Oilier witnesses were called in
her behalf , but the defense quickly closed the
testimony. The attorneys Mes.sis. Stearnes
and Strode for the state and Stevenson for
the defense made tholr speeches brief , and ,
at 7 p. in. the casu was given to the jury. At
10 p. m. nothing had been heard Irom the
jury room or the deliberations therein.
Injured in a Ilunaway.
Coi.mtnus , Neb. , Juno 10. [ Special to tha
BKI : . ] This morning as Edwin Ahruns , a
farmer living nine miles northeast from Co
lumbus , was on his way to the city Ills team
ran awav , throwing Mr. Ahrcns out of the
wacon , his learn running Iwo miles before
they were caiight. by W. .1. Nowtnan.who ,
on reluming with the team , found Mr.
Ahrens had received severe Injuries on the
shoulders and head. No bones wore broken ,
but Im.waB badly crippled troui the coucusi
slon und fall.
Norfolk Moytnc For Waterworks.
Noiuroi.u , Neb. , Juno 10. [ Special to the
UKK.I A well atlended citizens' meeting
was held at the opera house last evening to
consider tbo waterworks question , and to
test the sense of business men as to whether
the city should Kraut a franchise or bond and
put In works. The discussion was in favor
of granting a franchise , and a resolution was
adopled lo that effect. Mr. A. L. Strain : , ot
Omaha , submitted a proposition to put In
works with Utty hydrants , liio city to irrant a
franchise lor twenly-Uvo years and to pay .
him 5UJOO ( per year lor the Iifty hydrants ana
SCO for additional hydrants , tlm works to
combine the dliect pu-ssuio nud stand-pipe
systems. The cltv council will now take
steps toward sceuilng works. '
The Fourth at BtrouiRtmrc.
STUO.MKHUUCJ , Juno 10. [ Special to the
UEK.J An eiitlmsiasllc meeting of citizens. ,
was hold last night to prepaio for celebra
ting the Fourth. Committees were appointed ;
and went to work with a will. Everything
points to a great celebration. No money nor
pains will bo tqmied lo make It a gala day
lor Hie masses.
I'aplllion Tone-hern tto-Rlootod.
I'Ai'ii.MON , Neb. , Juno 1C. [ Special Tele
gram lo the UKK.I Tnu school board met to
night and re-elected Principal K. M. Currlo
and all assistants , giving to each 310 per
month advance on salary.
Iowa Supreme Court Decision * .
Dm MOINKS , la. , June 10.-Spcclfrf | Tele *
gram to the HKK.I The supreme court rendered
dered tlio following d < cislons here to-day :
State vs. Alfred Chuk , appellant , Story
district. KeveiM'd.
, , HlsklllM' ! prison & Co. , nppcllnnts. vs.
William llanlon and othcis , Keokuk circuit.
John T. lllair vs. J. T. Kulolph , npn llant.
Harden circuit. Reversed.
J. Riiblcman vs. D. o. Hummell et al.
Guthrlo circuit. Afliimed. ' ,
A. liildgman , jr. vs. city of Keokuk and.
county ol Lee. appellants , Leu circuit. Ke < '
vers n.
Esekiel Clark , appellant , vs. Clinrlci Hol
land : unl 11. L. I'hel ) s , Uoono circuit , lio. *
Dnnvor OllleU1n Indtoiod.
DK.NVRII , Juno 10. Tlm tr.ind jury re-
tinned six Indictments against Sheriff Cra
mcr for faUu pretenses and uiali'uasanco In
ofhfp. An Indictment was also returned
against Under Sheriff Ohuvlnslon and two
ili'putlPS It is alleged that thcuo ollleors
Imvii ovi'i charged and defrauded the county
I in v rui : unit. They enter a general
ui'ii'.ul. '