Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 03, 1887, Page 2, Image 2

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* farm three miles from town Is burning up
bis entire wheat Held , consisting of thirty
acres. Another ono cut his wheat yesterday
and will use ) t for stock feed. The bugs are
also Injuring corn nnd oats somewhat , but
there will still bo a largo crop ot these
Co reals.
- FAinrinr.n. Neb. , July 2. | Special Tele-
Brain to the DKE.I A heavy rain will save
corn , Chinch bugs have destroyed most of
the small grain In the southern part of the
i county ,
" A Fair Outlook For a Good Fall Busi
NKW Yonic , July 2.-lSppdal to the BEE. |
The Jewelry trade Is well adapted by reason
of its nature and necessities to servo as an
' Index to the general prosperity of the whole
country. No trade Is more affected by good
crops and an easy money market , and none
- > reflects more quickly the depressing Influence
of hard times. During recent years retail
\ ( Jewelers have displayed more conservatism
f In purchasing their supplies than formerly.
Instead of laying In largo stocks , some of
Which they would bo obliged to carry over
from ono season to another , they have alined
more to carry only such quantities as the
needs of their customers would seem to war
rant. The result of this policy was apparent
In last spring's trade. Stocks throughout the
. United States had become pretty well de
pleted and as a consequence the sales by
1 manufacturers and Jobbers exceeded those of
' one year ago tor the same period. A
quickened demand has tended to create a
. , feeling ot confidence all round. This , too ,
In the face of the fact that retail trade In the
BDrln | season Is of a trifling and ephemeral
Character , seldom lasting long -than five
' or six weeks. Two Important failures at
- Chicago , one the Clapp & Davles affair , the
other the Webcr-Kosenkranz , shattered con
\f \ fidence for a time , but the elfect was not far-
. 'reaching nor lasting. Both failures were
pretty bad ones , the Clapp & Davles espe
cially. Now England manufacturers were
bit the hardest , but while the aigrogate loss
was large , It was so divided up among many
firms that the shock was not as serious as ft
otherwise would have been. No trade In the
country Is more prone to give long credits
and take chances on doubtful customers.
Juno 20 usually marks the opening of the
fall and holiday season on the part of manu
facturers and Jobbers. Then the cheap
Jewelry manufacturers from Providence , the
Attleboros and other parts ot Now England ,
and the gold poods manufacture-is from New
ark ana elsewhere begin to drop Into New
York with completed stocks of now designs.
to moot tbo Jobbers and agents and place or
ders for July and August delivery. It Is
fully a month earlier than there Is any ne
cessity for , but the custom Is ono that has
been observed for years , and Is likely to con
tinue Indefinitely. The jobber ? , almost
without exception , Insist that tlio season
* opens fully thirty days or even forty days
r 'earlier than It should by good rights.
> f " Maiden Lane Is the center of the Jewelry
trade of the United Statos. A careful can
vass of the leading jobbers and agents reveals
the fact that stocks on hand are smaller than
usual at this season and the leaders of the
( "market almost unanimously look forward tea
a fall trade that will exceed In volume that
tor any like period for five years past , and
propose at the outset to place orders accord
ingly with the manufacturers. This will be
' 'the case especially In the cheaper grades of
Jewelry. Importers ot fine watch movements
are also placing larger orders.
It Is a noteworthy fact that the low class
plated goods como chiefly from New Eng
land. The home ot the shrewd , bargain-
driving Yankee Is also the home of brass
Jewelry. Before and during the civil war
. .colossal fortunes wore coined there In this
branch ot the trade. Goods , so cheap that the
cost of production was a mere trifle when con
trasted with the selling price nnd profit
, a.jaargln , were dlrposod ofln enormous nuan-
i titles. Of late years all this Is changed. A
f -freer play of the competitive principle
v together with Improved and cheapened
methods ot manufacture have altered the
conditions and reduced profits to the bed-
rook basis , until the manufacturers of cheap
tj.Jewelry has come to mean meagre profits at
tended by a deal of uncertainty and consequent
quent rlbk. Many ot the wealthiest houses
gv I o-this line in Providence and the Attleboros'
i nave made little of late.
fl/J Newark and New York City manufacture
' the greater part of the gold Jewelry. Only
last week the plant of a noted manufacturing
concern engaged in'Uils branch was removed
from Providence to New York , for the rea-
/Dtflon as stated by the owners that some 'dlfll-
.culty was experienced at Providence In pro
curing the proper complement of skilled
. operators accustomed to making up fine gold
< ' "work. At New STork this trouble will bo
eliminated. / /
T It would seem as though bod-rock prices
I for cheap watches have yet to bo readied. A
* new company backed by bin capital will
Soon place a cheap time-piece on the market
In competition with the present low erade
movements and an already established New
England watch and clock company threaten i
If competlon Is carried too far , to retaliate by
Offering the Jewelry trade of the United
States nlckle watch that will retail at S3 , with
M fair margin of profit for the manufacturer ,
jobber and retailer. Like nearly all the new
' i Ideas In jewelry and time-pieces the idea for
. the first low priced watch manufactured In
America was stolen from the French. II
, ; would appear as though the superstition
[ . about the need of high priced watches was
.f st disappearing. .
, ; t VJ The diamond market Is dull and feature-
> { st less. Of late the preference of the wealthy
d v ? in Europe for precious fancy stones , and ne
rubies , sapphires , emeralds and cat'a-eyee ,
4 i * " over diamonds has been fotlowed In this
V. o' country by persons of wealth , purchases ol
j .course being confined to veritable corns , A
( Ttie'rfect , fine pigeon blood ruby Is In fact more
: ! t jaluablo than a diamond ot the samn weight.
? Allot the fancy gems In fact are riding a
, bull market Star sapphires , distinctly lint
> * * ' * * tt extremely rare ; so also Egyptian tur-
- .i.quolse. Fancy stones generally fine and
, ! ; ; well proportioned are by uo moans abun-
"V itTdant New York Is tlio great diamond con-
* i im.tre of the country and receives the great bulk
1 , i-ot Importations. A moderate number ol
J"sXa.Tongh stones ore Imported , and as these
escape all duty and the services ot expert
" f cutters are now obtainable here. The
° y mounting of diamonds brings them
.within Jhe classification of Jewelry , entails
% 'duty , aud so prevents the Importation
. .of Jewelry in which diamonds are set , except
for patterns. The chief retail trade Is thai
of New York , which Is followed In the ordei
4imampd by Boston , Philadelphia , Chicago , St
_ mils and San Francisco. The leading de-
1 mand in the west Is for large , fine diamonds ,
/The wear of diamonds by ladles In tht
: , ' -"United mates Is not confined , as In Europe ,' dress occasions. The American trade
limits Its purchases to well-cut stones , and
nthe retail diamond dealers abroad and al
homo agree that of all purchasers Americans
re most appreciative and critical. A clr
cumslunco that facilitates assessment * ol
tevTalues In this line is that when the eyes be
come familiarized to a fine diamond , any ln <
f "ferlor grade as to form and brilliancy can at
* V rmi * * HA ffitA/ tJ (
an English paper the dla
, question at Cope Colony Is be
„ ( ieomine a Kouroe ot some anxiety , ItUbolnt
DVurgfxl that at present the prosperity of al
ttftJouth Afrlcn Is mainly dependent on thi
" diamond Industry. Kvery week at Klmborl ]
< > about 100,000 Is paid away In wages alone
fl i&d this sum. It Is said , Is probably not fa
? JTJshort of the amount paid in the same w :
, * S/Jfcroughout all the resVof thn Colony.
f s > i , lithe question which excites attention ev i
> ivon the diamond field themselves. A Klin
t - > ! 'b ly paper points to some facts which havi
f V * ' * wrlous aspect. There are signs that tin
? 5raluo of the diamond Is declining , Tin
, - ' ' ' 'TdllowliiK comparative table of figures I :
' 'if. published in Illustration of this statement.
! * "
Y Production Value for Value per
, * ; „ Kovpmbor. lncnr ti. export. carat
' ' " " ' ' '
\ MM ! ! , ! ; . . maw 'SMMOU K 7 3-41
' , - > < | iM 812,098 248,854 la 3 l-li
< r - . | N6 1W.MJ 191.9M UsSS-f
Thus , though the out-put has tended to in
r. , , - crease , the gross value and the value pe
: ear&t have apparently declined In a create
* V ratio. Meanwhile the cost of mlnlnir lias In
* ' - ; weased and the margin of profit for mln
it , WRerS'nnd thn shareholders has continue *
v to diminish. The Increased depth of th
mines and the dlillcuUlos connected with th
\ . tend to Increase expenses , and
t ; A : atMdy maintenance of a large out-put ad
tc 1 1 .dine to the bulkof an article In consuinptloi
3j'fhlch Is practically Indestructable. inua
" " - ( lend equally to bring about the further de
? " latlon of prices.
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Waived Examlnntlou.
.f OutcnrxATi- July 2. E. L. .Harper an
Vl ' J iB'K. Hopkins , of the FIdellt
bank , did not appear before th
Mer this atturnoon , but byihel
M they waived examination , and 1
* ' < tell w ro committed to answer i
9t WTt.
low the Western League Olubs Stand for
the Championship ,
llastlnaa Drops Another Game at
Lincoln Shoot of the licfevro
Gun Clnb The Prlnce-
Whlttnkcr Itacc.
tWostcrn League Standing.
The following table shows the records ot
amcs lost and won , and the averages of the
clubs of thn Western league up to and in
cluding yesterday's game :
Omaha-Denver To-Day.
There will bo a tremendous crowd at the
ball park this afternoon to seethe Omahas
and Denvors do battle. The Omahas feel
excessively nettled at their overwhelming
reception at the base of the Rockies , and
will lay themselves out to-day to retrieve
themselves. It will be a treat game and no
mistake. Subjoined will bo found the posi
tions and batting order ot the two teams :
McSorloy 2b Swift 2b
Sllch If Walsh ss
Smith Ib Dwyer Ib
Lebeau ub Harter c
Gorman cf Itourko Sb
Phillips ssMcssItt .rf
rf Hader If
Hurley c Genius cf
Lettenberg p Hartson p
McLaughlln will umpire tbo game this
afternoon ,
The Old Story of Defeat.
LINCOLN. Neb. , July 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BKK.J The sluggers again defeated
the Hastings for the fifth consecutive time by
a score of 10 to 4. Score by innings :
Lincoln 0 2331210 5-10
Hastings 0 00021001 4
Vase hits Lincoln 17 , Hastings 0. Two
base bits Lincoln 3 , Hastings : ! . Three base
hits Lincoln 4 , Hastings I. Bases stolen
Lincoln 12 , Hastings 4. Home runs Beck-
ley. Struck out by Swartzel G , Daniels 2.
Batteries Lincoln , Swartzel and Hoover ;
Uastlngs , Daniels and Turner. Time of
game 2 hours. Umpire Hart.
St. Joe Defeats Ijoavenirorth.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , July 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. I St. Joseph had a walk-
may to-day , Leavenworth being outplayed
at every point. Score by Innings :
St. Joseph 4 3002200 0-11
Leaven worth..0 10100000 2
Error St. Joseph ! ) , Loavenworth 4. Base
hits St. Joseph 18 , Leavenworth 12. Runs
earned St. Josephs , Leavenworth 1. Home
runs Levls of Leavenworth. Batteries
Fitzslmmons and Sttuove for St. Joseph ,
L'rosler and Welch for Lcavonworth.
York Defeats Vtlca.
WACO , Nob. , July 2. | Special Telegram
to the BEE. I The ball game between the
Utlca and 1'ork teams resulted In an easy
victory by the latter. Score. IS , to 1.
Northwestern league Games.
DKS MOINES , July 2. Northwestern leazuo
games to-day : At LaCrosse Milwaukee 3 ,
LaCrosse 13. At Minneapolis St. Paul 2.
Minneapolis 0.
National Licaguo Games.
PITTSIIURO , July 2. Thegame' between
the Pittaburg and -JJoston teams to-day
resulted as follows :
Pittsburg 0 0 TTO 01000-1
Boston 0 0000811 B
Base hits Pittsburg 10 , Boston 8 , Errors
Pittsburg 8 , Boston L Pitchers Morris
and Conway. Umpire Valentine.
DETBOIT , July 2. The pamo between the
Detroit and Philadelphia teams to-day re
sulted as follows :
Detroit 6 31001 0-11
Philadelphia 0 0 l l o 0 l 3
Seven Innings , rain. Base hits Detroit
15. Philadelphia 13. Errors-Detroit3 , Phila
delphia 2. Pitchers-Woldmau and Bullin-
ton. Umpire Doescher. '
INDIANAPOLIS. July 2. The game be
tween the Indlanauolls aud New York
teams to-day resulted as follows :
Indianapolis 0 000000 0 0
NmvYorlc 0 1100103-5
Base hits Indianapolis 8 , New York 13.
Errors New York 4. Indianapolis 6 , Pitch
ers Boyle and Mattlmore Umpire Pcarce.
CHICAGO , July 3. The game between the
Chicago and Washington teauis to-day result
ed as follows :
Chicago 63000030 * 10
Washington 0 00000300 3
Pitchers Vanhaltren and Whitney. Base
UlU-ChtcagolS , Washington G. Errors Chicago
cage 3 , Washington B. Umpire Powers.
The American Association.
NEwYoiw : , July 2. The game between
the Metropolitan and Biooklyn teams to-day
resulted as follows :
Metropolitans..0 0023510 0 11
Brooklyn 0 0333810 0 10
Base hits Metropolitans 18. Brooklyn 10.
Errors Metropolitans 4 , Brooklyn . Pitch
ers McMillan and Porter. Umpire Parsch.
CINCINNATI , July 3. The , game be
tween Cleveland and Cincinnati teams to-day
resulted as follows :
Cincinnati 0 0330181 1 la
Cleveland 0 30020031 7
Base hits Cincinnati 23 , Cleveland 14 ,
Errors Cincinnati 5. Cleveland 4. PlU-h-
ers tien d aud Crowoll. Umpire McQuadc.
PHILADELPHIA. July a. The game be
tween the Athletics and Baltimore to-day
resulted as follows :
Athletic . . . .0 10100033-0
Baltimore .0 3000033 * 7
Base hits Athletics 0 , Baltimore 10.
Errors Athletics 5 , Baltimore 7. Pitchers
Atklson and KHrey. Umpire Ferguson.
LOUISVILLE , July 3. The game between
the St. Louis and Louisville teauis to-day
resulted as follows :
Louisville. 1 00020000 3
St. Louis 4 3000103 * 10
Base blta Louisville 10 , bt , Louis 20.
Errors Louisville 3 , St. Louis 3. Pitchers
Nealand Caruthcra. Umpire " oung.
Bohnyler Races.
SCHUYI.ER , Meb. , July 2. [ Special Telo-
itrara to Uie BEE , I The second day's races
drew a much larger attendance than the
first There was considerable betting on the
side and quite a little money changed hnnd.s.
There were two races to-day. The first ,
trotting , 2:40 : class. The first money , SCO.
was won by Graham's Mambrlno , owned at
Scrlbner. Time , 3:45. : The second was the
novelty free-for-all runnliiit race , mile and a
quarter dash , the horsu ahead at each quar
ter to receive S20. The lirst two quartets
were won by Rosallud , owned at York , thn
last two by Madison , owned at Springfield ,
The track was slow owing to the sand , which
was judged ten seconds slow. Having had a
fine rain this evening , tne track will be in
much better shape for the races on Monday ,
and a much larger attendance Is looked for
then , as well as the beat races ,
Wasblnttton Park Itaccs.
WASHINGTON PARK , N. Y. , July a There
was an attendance of 10,000 , the weather was
pleasant , and the track fast and dry. The
following Is the summary :
Three-year olds , one mile : Jacobin won ,
Cory second , Poteen third. Time 1:42.
All nee * . Blx furlongs : Pearl Jennlnca
fron , Little Mlnck second. Colonel Owens
third , Tlrae-UU.
Two-year-olds , live furlongs : Emperor ot
Norfolk won. King Idle second , Colonel Zeb
Ward third. Tlmo 1 : af !
All ages , one mile and quarter : Jim Gore
won , Darllna second , Miss Motley third ,
Time 2:05. :
Steeple , full course : Tennessee won ,
Wellington sioond. Warfellow refused the
jecond water Jump. Time 3:07. :
Faateit Tlate OB Keoord.
* Br , PAUI , July S3 , The second day of tiu
Twin City Drivl a d Jockey club new
had an atUadance trf t , W , TJutnok WM
cst , the tlmo made in the 3:00 : trotbolngcon-
Idercd unusual. ' *
3:24 : trot , purse 1,000 : John R. Wlso web ,
tlambrlnotto second , Wallace third , Banner
Bay fourth. Best tlmo-2'J3 : .
3:30 : trot , purse 83,000 : Condo won , Class
veatlor second , Problem third , Smuggler
fourth. Best lime 2S4)/ : ) .
2:20 : trot , purse Sl.OOO : Patsy Clinker won ,
Country Girl second , Hoppln third , Lillian
fourth. Besttluio 2 : ! jf.
In the running race between Miss Master-
man riding Golden Arrow nnd Miss Morse
riding Frank Gallatln and Belle Plant the
former won the lirst mile heat In 1:5S : % and
he second In 1:60 : , , thn latter being the
faslcst time ever made by equestriennes.
Coney Island's Lnst Races.
Nr.w YOUK , July 2. The spring"mcetlnB
of the Coney Island Jockey club ended to
day with lovely weather , a fast track and a
and a very heavy attendance. The follow-
ni : Is the summary :
Three-year-olds and upwards , one mile :
I3urch won , Tlllo Dee second , , FIageolette
third. Time 1:40 : .
Two-year-olds , threo-ouarters mile : Sea-
'oam won , Teatray second , Satan third ,
rime l:14Jf. :
Three-year-olds , one and one-quarter mile :
llanovar won , Stockton second , Reveller
third. Time 2:11.
One and three-eighths mlle : Tonbooker
won , Hidalgo second , Richmond third.
Tlmo 2-23.
One mile : Ovid won , Margie J. second ,
Stonebuck third. TImo-l:41. :
Three-quarters milo : Choctaw won , Bess
second. Vounit Luke third. Tlmo 1:14J :
Ono mlle , on turf : Lackawana won , ( tren-
adlcr second , Ernest third. Time 1:44. :
Lefovro Gun Club Shoot.
The weekly shoot of the Lofevro gun club
took place yesterday afternoon at the club
grcundi back of Shaw Jk Field's warehouse-
Owing to the near approach of the Fourth
the attendance was unusually light , but not
withstanding this fact the shooting was of
more than average interest and some uncom
monly good scores were made. The first
event of the afternoon was the weekly club
shoot for the medal , twenty-live snipe ,
eighteen yards risewhich resulted as follows :
Ketchum 011111101100010.1110110101 10
Chrystler 10110 Hill 01100 mil 11111-20
Abercromblo. .0000011010 01100 11110 00100 11
Burgess lioiu Hill 10010 ooill oiooo 1 : <
Nason 1111111010110111101111110-20
Fitchett lOOOt 0111111001 OIWX ) 11101 14
Townsend..111111111111110 0001111110-20
Messrs. Nason and Chrlstler tioing , they bho ,
elf , six birds each , with the following scores :
Nason l llii i o
Chrystler l 0011 1-4
In consebuenco Mr Nason will sport the
club badge for the current week.
The second event was a team nhoot , 20
snlite. 18 yards rise , for the payment of birds
and sheila , Messrs. Christler , Fitchett and
Bureoss constituting one team ana Nason ,
Ambercrombo ana Townsoud the other. Be
low will be found the score :
Chrystler 00101 lllll 1110111111-15
Fitchett 1010011101 10110 11111 12
Burgess 00101 01010 11010 11111-12
Total 39
Nasou lllll 11011 01101 10111 10
Abtirorombio 10011 01100 1010111011 12
Townsend lioio liooi 10111 lllll 10
Total JJ
The third event on the afternoon's card
was a double blid match , six pairs , 10 yards
rise , for shells and birds. Scoie :
Townsend 1 OlOloilioio 7
Burgess 1 00010010010 4
Aberciomble 1 011101-10020 7
Chrystler 1 11111-10111 l 10
Fitchett I 00011101011 7
Nason 1 10000011010 5
This ended the day's sport , but on the
Foulth a grand piogramme has been prepared -
pared for these grounds. There will bo
shooting all day , commencing with 0 o'clock
In the morning , tuid some fine sport is as
sured. Fifteen hundred live pig-
cons have been engaged for the. dif
ferent events , in addition to which
several thousand clay birds , Peorla black
birds , and snlpo will be used. During the
day the match between Parmaleo nnd Har-
dln , 100 pigeons for S100 a side , will too shot ,
In addition to three or four otlior interesting
extra matches.
Mcllonry Johnson Is putting himself In
shane to go up against any and all coiners In
his class. He Is anxious to get on with a
match , Wilson , or Woodson preferred.-for
any amount. > " * - i * < < > ' < < < l '
A game of base ball , live Jnnlncs..hptweon- '
the Omaha Business college club and'tho
Union Pacific shop , No. 9 team , yesterday
aftcrnoon.-resulted In the close score of 5 to
4 In favor of the college boys.
Prince and AVhlttnkcr.
J. Shilllngton Prince last night deposited
50 as an earnest of his willingness- meet
Whittaker In bicycle race. If the race takes
place It will be for S2TX ) a side , and will oc
cur at the base ball grounds two weeks f roln
to-day. The distance will be ten miles and
the race will no doubt bo a close' and excit
ing one.
Tommy \Varren C'rawIlsliCJi.
Mr. Herb Rothery Is in receipt of the fol
lowing epistle from Tommy Warren , the
Minneapolis featherweUht , In which ho
"crawfishes" with much eclat. But here it is :
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , June so. Dear Sir :
Just received your letter and hasten to an
swer. If you will guarantee me S350 to spar
fifteen rounds with two-ounce cloves at 118
pounds weight twelve hours before the lighter
or at rlne side , match to come otf In three or
four weeks under your solo management , I
will be on band. If you guaiunteo mo S" SO ,
win or lose , send on articles of agreement im
mediately and I will deposit $200 with some
responsible party to be on hand at proper
weight. Answer at your earliest conveni
ence. I must have made a mistake if I said
I would fight Miller for S300 a side. I meant *
nothing less than 8500. light to take place
halt way between hero and Omaha , winner
to take all the gate monoy. Either will suit
me S350 for fifteen rounds or S500 and the
gate , to the winner of a fight to a finish ,
light to take plnco half way between hero
and Omaha. 1 ours Respectfully.
Mr. Hothery Is determined that a go shall
be brought about between Miller and Warren
at any cost or hazard. Warren In his last ef
fusion maintains his reputation as a schemer
and a "crab , " as In a former communication
ho distinctly specified his willingness to
come to Omaha ana do battle with Miller for
SBOOasldoand the gate receipts. However ,
notwithstanding his parsimonious actions ,
ho Is game to the core , and Miller would do
well , exceedingly well , if he should be able
to even make a draw with him.
Local Sporting Tips. .
The Denvers. thirteen men with Manager
McClintock , are at the Merchants.
f Everybody go out and see Die game this
afternoon it will bo a great one.
The Omaha toboggan slide Is to bo materi
ally overhauled and Improved for next
George K. Barnes , the Nebraska giant ,
goes down to Kansas City next month for
sparring exhibitions at the coliseum.
The Council Bluffs races will begin the
fourth , and the Indications are that the meet
will be highly successful In all details.
little Bsder Is worth his weight In scrap
iron to the Omahas. He can give them all
cards and spades aud beat them hands down
at base running.
One of the novel attractions at the fair
on the Fourth will be the race of
5rounds Prince against ono of the fastest
thoroughbred trotters In the state , five miles
The mere fact tiiat the Denvers beat the
Omahas three straights on their own grounds
will attract an immense crowd at association
park this afternoon. Everybody Is anxious
to see It they can make It four. The chances
are that they can't do It.
Prof. Hunt , who makes the balloon ascen
sion from the fair grounds on the Fourth ,
gets 8400 for the trip. He expects to teach
an altitude of three and a naif miles and
travel not loss than fifty miles. The con
tract provides that ho must ito out of sight.
At the Omaha Rifle club shoot next Wed
nesday three prizes will be shot for. with an
entrance fee of SI for ten shots. The first ,
one-thirtieth of entrance fees ; second , one-
twentieth , and third , one-tenth. Forty per
cent ot the receipts goes to the club.
Budd. the great Des Molnes wing shot , shot
a magnificent match with Slice , of Peorla ,
Wednesday , killing nlnety-soreA pigeons
out of one hundred , to Slice's nlnety-flve.
Three ot Budii's misses fell dead out of
bounds ; and In reality he killed ninety-nine.
A famous record.
Visitors at the ball park to-morrow will
oilce the new Improvements , the reporters'
standhuee bulletin board and reamnce-
neatot we western open Mate. The bicycle
tnck * M tUe bwa iwMMMt w4 lap * * * ,
an additional foot ot clay having been put
on , packed and leveled.
Tommy Miller Is In active training at tbo
lake In the hands of Tkfcllcnry Johnson , the
black star. In thq evejit that the prospective
litrht with Warren , is no go , a match will bo
made for a purse between Miller And an un
known local bintan Die tight to take place
within fifty miles o * Omaha during the pres
ent month. < '
Prince and WlllJtakor are booked for a
match 'cycle chasoiJit-Asaoclatlon park two
weeks from to-dayijuiduy , July 17th , It Is
to be a Jog ot ten .miles for S200 a side.
Tiiero will also on this occasion bo several
professional and nhiatcur races open to all
comers , nnd a hall mlle amateur foot raco.
Among the events will bu a 25 sweepstakes ,
open to all comer ? . AshliiKcr , Kuaup and
Eck will go In tMsi
Oh no , there wont bo any fun at the fair
grounds to-morrow , with the balloon ascen
sion , chariot , trotting , rnnnlne. sack nnd
foot races , jumptngr wrestjlng , lifting and
Knowing , mule KjcQji , bicycle races , polo
vaulting , and agitating the fantastic toe.
There will also be nn oleaginous pig , a
greased pole , and all sorts of dtvortlsoments
lor the multitude , and whoever stavs away
will be after kicking himself to death the
next day.
To Illustrate the glorious uncertainties of
base ball. It Is but necessary to mention that
the Hastings team went to Denver and took
three straight games from the Denvers ; then
the Omahas go to Hastings and win three
straights from the conquerors of the Den
vers ; then the Omahas run down to Denver ,
nnd , contrary to all scleutllic deductions ,
dump throe straights to the Donvers. Thus
It will be seen that Hastings Is Rtiongcrthan
Denver , Omaha stronger than Hastings , and
Denver stronger than Omaha. In other
words the strongest club is the weakest , nnd
the weakest the strongest.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , June 30. Sporting
Ed. BEE : Having sent on my entry to Mr.
Prince for the bicycle races that took plnco In
your city Sunday inst , 1 suppose I wvs ex
pected to be on hand. However , at the last
moment business prevented my attending.
1 would now say 1 am willing to come to
Omaha once more and try conclusions with
cither Mr PrincoorMr.Knapp , any distance
from ten up to twenty miles for not less than
$50 or more than S100. Kaco lo take place-
on the association track , Omaha , any thin
during ; second week In Julv. Hoping Prlnof
andKnappwlt give this their Immediate at
tontlou , lam respectfully , T.W. Ecif ,
Champion of Canada.
A Snort Talk With Sherman.
PiTTsiiuno , July 2. Senator Sherman
passed through this city this morning en-
route from the east to his home in Ohio. In
nn interview ho emphatically denied the
statements about Blnlnc , ciedltcd to him In
a New York interview , published In this
morning's paper. Said ho : "I was not In
terviewed In Now York. What appears In
the morning papers was manufactured. I
was In a room in the hotel where n
number ot gentlemen were talkIng -
Ing , but I was not interviewed.
I never said Blalne wnsnota candidate for
the presidency. 1 don't know whether he Is
a candidate or not , and certalnlv would not
make such a statement unless I did know.
Nor did I sav anything about his giving him
self np to literature. Blalne and I are the
best of friends , and It Is unkind to put
words In mv mouth th.i t I never utteied.
Some politicians sav that lie may not have
the same element of support In New York
that ho had during the Inst campaign. As
regards Interviewing all I nsk is to bo let
nlone. "
"If the rebel flag question likely to be re
vived during the next presidential cam
paign ? "
"It will not be forgotten. It will rise up
during the next campaign , nnd will likely
piny nn Important parti in it. I can't say
what were the niolyei ( .Of President Cleve
land In Issuing tlig-oixver for the return of
the Hags. It mlghttinve been carelessness ,
but it was a serious question that should have
been handled very fcftutldlisly. "
Mormons MovlpKifior Statehood.
SALT LAKE , July' ' 2. J. B. Itoseborough ,
chairman of the democratic lot rltorlal com
mittee of Utah , and William H. James , chair
man ot the republican territorial committee ,
Issued a public aditrcssrln reference to tlio
movement for statehood In Utah. The ad
dress refers to the fapt that both the republi
can and deniocratlqnpaHies in Utah refused
to participate In thot convention , and adds :
"The whole affair Is- church party move
ment , conducted -solely "Ay members of tlio ;
Mormon church to obtain statehood. Tlio
earnest private solicitation ot many of them
failed to Induce a single non-Mormon to bo-
tome a delegate. All non-Mormons In Utah
oppose the movement as Insincere and
fraught with serious consequences , if suc
cessful. "
lu the Utah Constitutional convention the
constitution adopted In 1S8J has been made
tbo basis of the now constitution , The most
important changes so far reported at o pro
visions in the bill of rights , declaring the en
tire separation of church nnd state nnd es
tablishing a minority representation. It i ?
declared there shall bo no union of church
and state , nor shall any church dominate the
state. The right to worship God according
to the dictates of consciences shall never bo
infringed , or any given by law
to any religious establishment or mode of
worship. The rights of minorities are to be
preserved inviolate , and the legislature Is tu
enact laws and secure them.
Pine's Militia.
LONO PINE. Neb. , July 2. [ Special to the
BKK.J The military company of this place
has been mustered into service by Colonel
Sweet. There are about fifty-one in the
company. Including officers. Accompanying
Colonel Sweet was a gentlembn from Chica
go who took the measures of the members of
the company preparatory to making -suits of
clothing for the boys. .SJnco the appropria
tion made by the legislature last wlntpr , the
different companies of 'Nebraska ate assum
ing an active inteiest in themselves and will ,
no doubt , trv to receive the approval and
good will of all persons in this stato. Here
tofore the companies did not take that Inter
est that is expected ot them , but this was duo
to the fact ihat there was no money to help
them alone. There Is going to bo quite a
a competition between the old regiment and
the new one , as the latter claim they nro co
in * to maUtf It the pride of Nebraska. The
citizens of Long Pine aie desirous of making
this company a good one , are lending their
aid for that purpose and going to continue to
do so , _
As Hot as Hhcol.
NKW I OKK , July 2 , To-day has been the
hottest day of the year , to date , the thermom
eter amounting to 00 degrees at 3:30 : p. in.
1 he average for the day was , 83 degrees as
against 71 for the corresponding day last
year. About thirty cases ot sunstroke oc
curred in this city and Vicinity. Of these ,
six proved fatal. The dispatches to the As
sociated press Inulcato that the hot wave Is
general in the east. At Troy the foundries
were obllgcrt to stint down and a number of
parsons were prostrated. At Boston three
persons died at sunstroke and a number of
others are in a critical condition.
Norfolk \yl * r Works.
NORFOLK , Neb. , U fS. [ Special to the
BEK. I The city counbU.iat a meeting last
nleht canvassed the question of establishing
waterworks. The ne bersof , the commit
tee who bad vlsIted\iC01umbus , Kearney ,
Grand Island , LIncotjjP < &eatrlco and Omaha ,
submitted a reportjoi.jthelr Investigations
and observations. Tfie'yinyoredtlie granting
of a franchise. The icouscil thereupon b
resolution directed City Clerk Gerecke to ad
vertise In the dally IffiR atad dally News for
bids for the construction of waterworks , the
bids to be submitted. W-Jtiiy 12. There is a
prospect now that tloclX ( ; | may secure a sys-
COLUMDUS , Neb , , J lji8.-Tlie ; Pacific rail
way Investigating coWJhmteo heard a num
ber of witnesses here Mils morning. The sub
stance of the testimony V s that there had
been some complaint as to the management
of the Union Pacific railroad , but much of it
had risen because of passes and privileges
given to politicians , and that since Adams
had been in charge , things have improved.
Dullness Failures.
BOSTON , July 2. Stearns Bros. , f prnlture
manufacturers , have failed and are. peering
creditors 20 cents on the dollar. Liabilities.
No New * or tbe Defaulter. '
' UONTBEAI July 'J. Nothing further has
been learned ot the whereabouts of missing
Secretary Whitney , of the' harbor board of
couBlMioaett , ,
A Learned Lawyer Bays It la a Stupeml-
uous Fraud.
Discussing the President Over Iiomon
Souro Now York's Kotrospcot
A Female Mnnto Crlsto Gen
eral National Capital News.
'WorklnRincn nt Leisure.
WASHINGTON , July 2. | Special to the
HEI : . | A politician engaged In tlio banking
business In New York state was asked the
general opinion of his confreres upon the
Saturday halt-holiday law which has just
gene Into effect In Now York , lie replied :
"Tho opinion , as far as I can judge , Is unan
imous In condemnation of the act. It Is the
biggest fraud over perpetrated on the Amer
ican people , from a llnanclal standpoint. "
"flow do you make that out ? "
"Tho law was made ostensibly in behalf of
the laboring people. Now what Is the result ?
There Is not a fanner In tun state who gives
his "help" a half-holiday on Saturday , sim
ply because his work cannot bo neglected In
order that the law may bo obeyed. Then ,
too , manufacturers who close up at noon on
Saturday do not pay their em
ployes for the lost half day. If
laborers fall to work they lose just
so much. "
"Yes , but how does It affect the banks ? "
"It Is beneficial to banks and bankers ,
because it Increases their receipts , or will
do so just as soon as It goes into full
effect. The law provides that when a piece
of commercial paper falls duo on Sunday ,
it must be paid on Monday , provided It was
made after May 25th. It Monday happens
to be a local holiday It will not become duo
until Tuesday. In other words a note or
acceptance falling duo on Sunday may ,
In certain cases have five , Instead of tlueo
clays of grace. Now a banker thinks tune
too precious to spend in the examination of
almanacs to see whether throe , four or live
days are to bo added to a note , consequently
he compromises on live days , In oidur that
he may not lese Interest for a day by Inad-
vcrunco. It is plain therefore that the
banker comes out ahead , for hereafter all
paper offered 'or discount is figured at five
days grace and although it may be duo In
three ( lavs from its face maturity , the bor-
lower will certainly have to pay the discount
for the lull period. The law does the bor
rower no good , but It increases the earnings
of the 'bloated' capitalist every time. "
Flnfjs and Flagellation ,
WASHINGTON , July 2. [ Special to the
DEB. ] Although the fcellnz which followed
the order of Adjutant General Drum for the
restoration of the captured Hags to their
original owners has subsided In a measure ,
there still exists a belief among the most
trusted advisors of the president that ho has
sounded his political death knell by his haste
to approve the order which excited so much
commotion among the men who fought on
the union side during the conflict which
preceded the capture of the flags. Within
the past few days your correspondent has
talked with a great many ot the warmest
'supporters of the president upon the sub
ject of the flairs , and he has found that they
are of the opinion , almost to a man , that
thousands of votes have been lost to the
democratic party through the failure of Mr.
Cleveland to see the sentiment which under
lies the feeling ot resentment towards him.
One of the men who has been foremost
in aiding him to reach the pinnacle
upon which ho stands said to-day : "It Is
my opinion that the president could have
recovered from the blunder If ho had gone
the right way about it. But ho neglected his
opportunity and now 1 fear that he must
suffer tin ) consequences. If he had rescinded
ttio order with the explanation that he had
ruadUrA mistake in not looking morocare-
fully.Jnto the effect of the suggestion ot the
secretary ot war ho would havit been all
rlcht. Hut Instead of that he very unwisely
stated that the law alone prevented him from
carrvlng out his original intention and to
cap the climax he , for the lirst time In the
history of the country , recognl/cd the con
federacy ofllclally by referring to the 'con
federate states. ' The wnole affair is exceed
ingly unfortunate for the party , and the
republicans will doubtless be great gainers
by the Incident. " _
Illc Political Talk.
WASHINGTON , July 2. ( Special to the
BKK.J The Hoffman House cafe in New
York Is the Mecca to which ail politicians
seek to journey whenever they visit the me
tropolis. Hero you may find at any hour of
the day parties of prominent nion who sit
arouna a small table discussing men and
events. Now York politicians naturally
predominate. A day or two ago your corre
spondent found there half a dozen men who
are prominent in the affairs ot the state and
nation. Among them was the Hon. "Dan"
Lockwood of Buffalo. Dan used to bo known
as the "great nominator. " 1I it was who
presented the name of 0 rover Cleveland to
the democrats of Erie county as their
candidate for sheriff. Again , about
ton years later , when the same party
was casting about for A suitable
candidate for mayor ot Buffalo , Lock-
wood sprung to the breach , mounted the 103-
truin and called attention to the merits of
Giover Cleveland as a candidate for the may
oralty. Once more In 18S3 , in the Syracuse
convention of the democracy , the fame and
character of Grover Cleveland was set forth
to the democrats of the empire state , and
lockwood was the man who filled the bill.
The following year in Chicago his party was
looking about lor a leader , when Lock wood's
handsome face attracted the attention of the
multitude and every ear In that vast assem
bly was strained to catch every word as ho
eloquently touched upon tno life and public
services of ( trover Cleveland just as ho uro-
sented his name as the candidate ot the dem
ocratic party for the presidency.
Dan Lockwood's advocacy of Grover
Cleveland In four different campaigns un
doubtedly aided him materially in winnlnu'
every one of them. Dan Lockwood has been
regarded as Cleveland's mascot and without
Lockwood In the van the paity In Now York
would bo disheartened and sad. Of course
Dun lias been 'rocognUed" for his services
Oil , yes. Ho was appointed about a year
ago to the position of United States district
attorney for the northern district of New
York. If ho works hard and Is economical
In his expenses he can perhaps make 83,000
or 33,500 out of this office. Ho has never
been seen in Washington since tholnaugura-
tlon proceedings in IfeS1 ; .
The party in the Hoffman housn had been
discussing politics , and the opinion had been
freely expressed that Cleveland was anxious
for a ronominatlon. I asked Lock wood If ho
would again play the role ot "nominator. "
His reply was terse and emphatic. Ho said
simply :
"Young man , 1 am not In that business at
It was the way he said It that carried the
force of tbo words right home. His tone
surprised everyone present , and for n mo
ment no one spoke. Then one of his best
friends rang the boll for cigars , or something
of that kind , and another reached over In
my direction and whispered , "Mr. Lockwood
believes that thn piesldentgave him his pres
ent appointment because be know that Dan
would not disobey his order , and would not
mix In national politics while holding a
federal office. " .
A Femal Monte Chriato.
WASHINGTON , July 2. ( Special to the
BKK. ] "No one who has not had prac
tical experience has any idea of the various
duties which n consul representing his coun
try abroad Is required to perform , " said Dr-
St. Clalr , the able chief of the consular bu
reau of ( ho state department , to your corre
spondent yesterday. "Not only have they to
look after the commercial Interests of tliolr
country but they have to attend to some of
the queerest kind ot requests from their
countrymen at home. It has more than once
been the case that a consul has been applied
to purchase peculiar' animals found In tbo which U ) y are accredited all the
way fioa Elephant * to rot kind * of llurcU.
} f
Very frequently they are asked to collect a
number of specimens of sea shells peculiar
to their part ot the world. Only a short time
ago wo received a request from n gentleman
In Kentucky asking that the consul at Barcelona -
lena , In Sushi , procure tor him n flno speci
men of the native as * , for breed
ing purposes , the gentleman being
under the Impression that that
animal attained to a largo size In Spain. The
request was forwarded and the Kentucklan
has since received a very fine animal of the
donkey kind. Hut the more frequent requests
outside of the purely commercial duties of
tlio consul are of a purely private r.nd family
kind , It a son , daughter , husband or wife
goes astray , or if information Is required ot
the whereabouts ot a person of any decree ot
relationship to the Inquirer In a foreign
country , application Is at once made to the
representative ot this countrj nearest to the
place whore the missing person Is supposed
to bo and the consul Is asked to look him up.
Some very .startling romances have been un
earthed In this way through the consular
agencies. That was n strange case which
was unearthed some time ago In Florence ,
Italy , by Mr. A. Schnylor Crosby , who was
then United States consul at that place. Ono
day ho was conducting a party of Americans
through the principal places of Interest In
the city and among the places visited was the
Insane asylum. As the party was going
through the wards one of the Inmates of the
Institution suddenly called out toMr.Crosby :
"Oh , sir , you are an American , are you not ?
For God's sake come here and listen to my
story. " Mr. Crosby wont to the cell
from whence the piteous appeal came
and saw behind the bars a woman
much emaciated but apparently sane. He
listened to her story and after making In
quiries set himself to work to procure her ro-
loase.ln which he succeeded after a great deal
of trouble. The woman's story was as fol
lows : She was born In Mobile , Ala. , of
wealthy parents , and being attractive In ap
pearance she hail a number of suitors for her
hand In marilago. Ono day an Italian came
to the city. He was handsome and wrote the
prefix "count" befoiehls name. Ho soon got
hlmsolt Introduced Into the best circles of
Mobile society , and by his pleasant and
courteous bearing became a great favorite
among the ladles of the place. Ho became a
constant visitor at the house of Miss , the
subject ot this story , aud Intimacy began to
ripen Into love on the part of tlio joung girl.
Her parents did not approve of tlio match ,
but the handsome Italian portrayed In Lowing !
ing terms the wealth of his affection for her
and the beauties of the lovely Florentine
home which he wished her to become the
mistress of. At last his entreaties wore suc
cessful and the young girl was married to the
"count" secretly. When the girl's parents
heard of it they were enraged. Her father
refused to have anything to do with her , and
instead of giving her the fortune ho had In
tended to bo hers , settled on her the sum of
2,000 a year. The young couple started for
Kuropo , but It soon became apparent to the
wife that her husband was not only not In
love with her but that his only object In
marrying her was to procure her fortune ,
and having failed in that , through the anger
ot her father , had no more use for her.
Shortly after reaching Floienco. the "count"
had three physicians called In and they made
an examination ot the young gill , much to
her surprise and terror. On the following day
n covered wacon came to the house and she
was told to get Inside. When she refused
she was seized trom behind and rudely
bound and bandaged. She fainted and when
she rccoveied she found herself In the insane
asylum. There she remained for over two
years until she was found by Mr. Crosby.
Meanwhile the husband who had caused her
incarceration , wrote homo to her patents
that she was very sick and described the ex
pense she was putting himself to , In order
to take proper care of the girl ho loved so
well. The father was too proud to allow him
to boar the full expense of his daughter's Ill
ness under the circumstances , and the an
nual remittances continued to como along.
The "count" paid S500 to the asylum , tor the
keeping of his wife , nnd lived in good style
upon the remaining $1,500. As soon as the
news reached Mobile , of the true state ot
affairs , however , the remittances suddenly
stopped and the young girl wait iccelved
homo with open arms. "Tho "count is still
living In Florence but has had to resort to
other means of earning a living.
A Queer Case.
WASHINGTON , July 2. ( Special to the
BEK. ] A peculiar case under the naturaliza
tion laws came under the notice of the state
department a few days ago. It is a question
yet to bo decided whether the person most
Interested can be punished for obtaining
American citizenship under false pretenses.
Some live years ago a man who was born In
Jlorrocco came to this country and has lived
here the greater portion of the tlmo since.
When the period of live years' residence had
been accomplished he applied for and ob
tained tull admission as an American citizen.
Seven days after he procured a passport from
the state department , setting forth the fact of
his cltUonshlp , and then sailed for his old
homo In Morocco , where It Is his
Intention to remain , An American
citizens In a non-chrlstlan country is of
course not entitled to taxation by any for
eign power. Neither can he be taxed by the
United States so long as ho remains abroad
and holds his property abroad Thciefore
this man , by Ills residence of five years here ,
during which tlmo he Is receiving his educa
tion In Ins profession , acquired a paper
which will save him a sum equal to many
thousands of dollars in taxation , for himself
and his family and servants , which Is alto
gether a very profitable Investment for him ,
so long as the naturalization laws remain as
they now are.
_ _ _ _
A Model Police.
WASHINGTON , July a. ( Special to the
BEE.I If the new police regulations which
the commissioners of the district have pre
pared are duly enforced , life will be worth
the living In Washington. They will tund
to make this city a model one In every re
spect , where the weary may come nnd bo at
rest Everybody has at one time or another
bad the misfortune of living near a neighbor
with on Insane doslro for amateur poultry
keeping , and has had his early morning
slumbers disturbed by the vociferous cack
ling and crowlne of the hens and roosters.
Such sounds will bo heard no more within
the district's precincts , nor will the melodi
ous tinkling of the milk-wagon's boll arouse
the echoes of the 4-o'clock-ln-tbe-mornIng
air. The S. P. C. A. should protest against
the provision which makes the doc
liable to Instant decapitation if It
speaks to a fellow dog on the streets. Such
a rule will tend to prevent ttio dissemination
of knowledgu among the canlno race and
should be promptly discountenanced. Horns
and whistles of every size and degree re
ceive their quietus by this now code and the
peanut vendors and other street purveyors
must , if they cry their wares at all , do bo In a
subdued whisper. Even Mm newsboys-are
restricted In the ainonnt of lung powur they
will bo entitled to use In disposing of their
papers. Unfortunately there is no clause In
the iodp , as at present advertised , authoriz
ing thu killing off of the young man next
door who persists In practicing on the violin
at the most unearthly hours of the day and
night , nor of mu/.zllng the young ladj who
thinks she has a tine voice. The citizens arc ,
however , living In hopes that these over
sights will be shortly remedied by their pa
ternal commissioners , who bid fair to become
somewhat popular thiough these regulations ,
although some ot thorn are ludeod proper
subjects for mirth.
Senator niamlcrson Talko.
WAfiniNOToK , July 2. fbpeclal Telegram
to the MUK.J Senator Mandursun Is at the
Arlington on his way home from a visit to
Hen : Perley I'ooro's old Now England
homestead "Indian 11111" farm. The sena
tor said lo your correspondent : "Tho object
of my visit WAS to find Rome papers that
Major Pooro had In his possession. 1
thoueht ho might hav sent tlium up thcru to
work at this summer and found them there.
The old fellow was a constant worker and
had sent his work on before him. "
"What do you think of the tall : of an extra
session ? "
"I don't think there will be one , " was the
reply. "I don't believe that our friends , tho'
the enemy can afford to call an extra ses
sion. " This next congress will have an. un
usually largo amount Of entirely new ma
terial among Its members and It would Make
seine litre to t down to work , It Is not
likely anything could bo done bo tore tin
time for calling the regular session , and tin
administration would have to go before the
the country with the ropord of having In
curred the expense of nn extra session with
out having accomplished any results. "
The conversation then turned to the Pnclfio
railroad Investigation and the Inlcr-stato
commerce law. . .
"Do you think , " the senator was asked ,
"that the Interstate commerce law will stand
substantially as It Is ? "
" 1 won't say as to that , but I do not bo-
llovotlmt the government having once com *
monced to legislate for railroad contortions
will relinquish their control. Of course
there w 111 be changes In the law from time to
time. It Is largely experimental now , but It
may bo that congress will enlarge the com
mission and extend Its power .so that It shall
eventually become n tribunal for deciding :
those questions relating to transportation.
It may grow until with n ceniial commis
sion , or court of appeals In Washington ,
there will be a number of subordinate or
local commissions established in dlllereut
parts of the country. "
"Do you think the fourth clause will stand
as It now Is ? "
"That Is a difllcult question. It has never
been given a fair trial yet. Tim commission
ers , with , us 1 think , some stretch of their
powers , have suspended it ; so its workings
have never yet been demonstrated. "
"What Is the news from Nebraska ? "
"Nothing , except that there Is wonderful
activity In business. In all my experience In
the west , and 1 have n tolerably extensive
acquaintance with that part ot the country.
I never saw such activity as wo have at
present , "
"Hut is It a healthy activity ? "
"Yes , I think It Is , for wo are getting such
a rapid influx of good people from older
states. In Omaha them was an Increase of
20,000 people last year. "
Western I'cnslonn.
WASHIOTON , July 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BBE. ] The following Nebraskans re
ceived pensions to-day : Patrick Murray ,
Klk Valley ; Charles W. Carpenter , Hurnott ;
Henry A. Cottman , Crawford ; Aaron Scott ,
Kearney ; Merlty Hasmltty , Omaha ; Will-
lam Tyler , Hluo Springs ; Calvin C. S.
Tamaoad , So ward ; James S. Morton , Omaha ;
Goidon A. May , Buatrlct.
The following lowans received pensions :
Cabarync , mother of Socrates Pylo , Latnonl ;
Mary , mother of David ( iladfoldor , Mo-
ravla ; Harriet , mother of Morrett L. Little-
fluid ; Lowls Ebene/.cr , father of George W.
Altmau , Elgin ; Klloii Osier , formerly widow
of Henry 11. Palmer , Laporto City ; minor of
Henry 11. Palmer , Laporto City ; Nancy
A. Vance , formerly widow of Merrill
P. Bash , Sheldon ; Nancy , widow of
Ucorgo Osburn , Moravia. Original pensions
Joseph Cramer , Clarlnda ; Morris Lawton ,
Davenport ; Uleliarcl 11. Shellleld , Gilford ;
Samuel Thompson , Laniar ; John Wheeler ,
son , Cornlnir ; Samuel Burton , Boone : John
Green , Menlo ; Henry II. Palmer , Laporto
City ; F. Price , ottumwe.
Court Mnrtlnl FlnctltiRii.
WASHINGTON , July 2. The findings of
the court of Inquiry Into the allegations of
mal-admlnlstratlon and Irregularities on the
part of Colonel Frank Whcaton , Second In
fantry , late commanding officer , aud Lieu
tenant L. E. Clark , late acting assistant
quartermaster at Fort C < cur d'Alenc , Idaho ,
has oeen madn public. The court Is of the
opinion that while the actions of thn accused
may have had orlisin In a zealous desire
to locate a military post for which
no adequate appropriation had been
made , thu methods and processes were de
plorable and greatly to the detriment ot tno
soi vice , and subversive of all discipline , that
It greatly demoralized the onllbtcxl men and
scandalized the army , The president ap
proves the findings of the court , but says the
fact that some of the most serious charges
are baned by the statute of limitations , tno
uncertainty and great expense attendant
upon such trial as must bo had to constrain
him to ndviso that the piocoodlngs be aban
nnrou'a Deficit * .
WASHINGTON- , July 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BKK.J The committee which wns ap
pointed by Secretary Lamar to settle np th
accounts ol the late Colonel Bacon , llnancla
clerk of the patent office , has practically com
pleted Its labors , The statement made late
this afternoon , shows that the examination
of the committee covered a period from June
1 to 22 last , and that the balance unaccounted
lor > s $11,525.60. The total receipt of Mr.
Bacon was 8G790.'iO ; during that period and
and the deficit of special deposits with Mr.
Bacon by attorneys Is $4,555 of which 1.500
cannot bo collected. Thorn is also some 516-
000 In duebills from employes , clyks , etc. ,
which if collectable will reduce the total de
ficit from over S33.000 to S17,5tiO.GO. The
bondsmen , B. A. llubbnll and James S. Mor-
rl.H , are on a bond for 910,000.
Army NOWR.
WASHINGTON , July 2. [ Special Telegram
to the Biic.J Lieutenant George Frederick
Cooke , Fifteenth InUntry , who has been la
Europe for a long time , reported back thu
week for duty at Fort Loavenworth.
The young officers who have been at the
Fort Leavenworth cavalry and Infantry
school for the past two years will bo granted
leave In n few days to give them a vacation
before joining their respective regiments.
Lieutenant Lloyd S. McCormlck , Seventh
cavalry , was married yesterday at Leaven-
worth , Kan. , to Miss Jennie Lowe , of that
city. Mr. McCormick Is on duty at the Fort
Leavenworth army school.
Army orders : Second Lieutenant S. R.
Rivers , Third cavalry , has been granted four
months' leave ; Captain J. F. Simpson , Third
cavalrv , has been ordered to examination for
Postal Mattera.
WASHINGTON , July 2 [ Special Telegram
to the BKK.J The following mall mes
senger service changes for Iowa : Ontario ,
Wright ] county from the Burlington ,
Cedar Kaplds & Northern railway to estab
lish service to Mason City , and Ft Dodge
rnllioad from July 11 ,
Star service changes In Nebraska : Cot
ton wooil Springs to StockvllJo. Modify
order of January 5,1SS7 , to Increase distance
ono-half mile , also order May 17 , ltW7 , testate
state distance as one-third uillcs. Georgn D.
Merryman was commissioned fourth-class
postmaster at Bordeaux , Neb.
Depredation Claim.
WASHINGTON , July 2. [ Special Telegram
to the BKK.J The following ilotiredatlon
claim was passed on to-day by the secretary
of the Interior : Frederick Smith , formerly of
Kearney county , Nema&ka ( now deceased )
amounting to SWJ18.75 , occurred InlS&ibr
the Cluiyunno and Sioux 1 nil Inns. The find
ings were that the loss sustained was 31,000 ,
and that the rlnlm was not presented wltlilu
the limitation fixed by law.
Threatened to Kill Cleveland.
WASHINGTON , July 2. The police have
taken Into custody Benedict Krcbs , a crank
who Is under tlio Impression that the presi
dent has defrauded him out of a vast sura
of money nnd who has been threatening to
kill President Cleveland with a shotgun
when ho attends church. Krebs is held at
the station for medical examination of hlfl
Yellow Fcvnr's IlnvJiKOH.
WASHINGTON , July 2. Tno marlno hos
pital bureau has received a report from Past
Assistant Surgeon Glennnn , at Wevwost ,
showing that up to Juno W > tlioie had been
fit ty-ono cuse.s of yellow lover In that city and
twenty deaths.
Treasury StntlHilon For June.
WASHINGTON , July 2. The statement pre
pared at the treasury department allows that
during the month of Juno there was an ln
crcaso of 82.Gfll.tvlO In thn circulation and a
decrease of 81) ) , 157WI1 In rash In the treasury.
Whltnny Ulvcfl a 1'icnlc.
WASHINGTON , July 2. Secretary Whitney
has Invited all of the employes of the navy
'department to spend the Fourth of July at
Grasslands , his country'scat near hero.
flycrytlilnirQmet at Alaska.
WASHINGTON , July 2. A report has been
received nt the navy department from Lieu
tenant Commander Newell , of the Plnta ,
statins that uwtteis aru quirt In Alaska , "