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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAK. OMAHA. SATURDAY MORNING. AUGUST G. 1887. NUMBER 49
NEBRASKA CROP PROSPECTS.
Special Beporta on the Subject from
WORK OF DROUGHT AND BUGS.
In BOIIIO Counties They II.ivo Nearly
Jtulnctl Grntu but In Many Oth
er * the Outlook wnfl Never
. . . Fine Outloolc.
The following special crop reports received
from correspondents ot tlm UBU In tvventy-
elght counties In thu state , Indicate that the
condition of tlie various cereals Is much bet
ter thnn was generally supposed. Whllo In
some lew counties corn has boon so dried up
Dy itruiuht that the farmers have begun cut
ting It lor fodder , and wheat , rye and barley ,
owing to the combined ravages of the
drought and chinch bugs , Is regarded as
liardly worth harvesting In the majority of
them such Is not thu case.
In Clay , Ohoyemio , Keith. Jefferson , Lancaster -
caster and Nomaha counties , crops of all
kinds arc poor , but In all thu other counties
heard from both corn and small grain aiu in
good .shape. In Dundy county rye and oats
niu fair , niut tbo prospects tor corn are said
to be excellent. In Pumas county this grain
promises an enormous yield ; In Dakota
county prospects for grain of all kinds wote
never better , while the outlook lor the farmers -
ers In Pawnee , Sarpy , Seward , York and
D&wbon Is almost equally gratifying. The
following specials from the counties named
five the situation in detail :
[ Specials to the ZJcc.l
Hnu.wooD , Neb. , August 5. Wheat and
oats arc just harvested. Oats \vlll yield from
45 to CO bushels to the acre ; wheat 8 to 18.
This Is not half a crop. Corn Is "King" and
prospects are far in advance of last year.
Then ; is a slight Increase in acreage in small
Brain , also In corn. Corn will yield 7J bushels -
els to the aero. Flax Is a fair crop , so Is ryo.
1'otntocs u ro also a fair crop. Farmers ure
feeling jubilant ,
FAinriKiji ) , Neb. , August 5. This will be
a decidedly unprolitablu year for farmers In
this vicinity. The acreage ot both small
grain and corn will probably exceed th.it of
last jcar , but thu chinch bugs and diy
weather have- practically destroyed all crops
In this section , and to the south and west of
us for ninny miles. A great many fields ot
oats , wheat , rye and barley 'were not worth
nn attempt at harvesting , and most fanners
aiu cutting un their corn tor fodder. A lew
miles noith of us the crops are reported to be
much better , and then ; are a tew Isolated
cases of talr crops In this v clnlty.
CIIKVKN.M- : .
SII > NIY , Neb. , Augiut o. The Increased
acrcucQ over last year of small grain is 100
per cent. The yield gener.illy is very light.
Corn is doing nicely and piospccts are good
for a matured ciop in nearly every part ol
the county. Late millet and grasses arc
T > UNI > V.
HINKILMAN : : , Nob. , August 0. The vvhcal
average Is about 110 bushels per aero , rye 1J.
Oats cut alien t , but fair yield. Acreage of all
btnall gralu double that of Instyear. Hun-
dieds of acres of millet as hue as raised
any whore , Broom corn In excellent condl
tion ; increase in acreage one-quarter ovei
last year. IJeat the world for line melons
millions of them. About tun times the cori :
planted this year than there was last. Pros
pccts for an enormous yield were ncTor bot-
ber probablv 51 bushels per acre. I'luntv ol
rain , ever > thing booming , limners jubllan
ftiiu emigration pouring in. 'Ihe product
Iveness ot Dundycountv-fioll isdomonstratc (
beyond any doubt. Other counties In tin
htate will have to look well to their Jlauiel :
or Duudy will carry oil the paliu at thi
btate lair this tall.
COZAD , Neb. , AugUht 5. The condltlor
of all crops Is irood and small grain has al
been hai vested in good shape. The nerengi
of all Kinds of grain is piohibly 'M per ecu
greater than last jear. The corn outlook i
the brightest ever known in this couimunlt' '
and the yield will aserago fully 50 bushel
per aere. Spring wheat will average 3
bushels per aero. Not much oats 01 bai
ley raised heie.
KMKHSON , Neb. , Augusts. The condltloi
ot sui.ill grain is very good. Oats will ylcli
80 bushels per aero. The auicnge is 50 pc
cunt larger than last year. Wheat will yleli
in to 18 bushels per acre. This year's aercng
of this grain exceeds that of last year 20 pc
cent. Theio was tlnee limes as nmeh bane
sown this jear as last and 11 will yield Hot
40 to 50 bushels per acn1. About i1) per ceu
more corn was planted this jeur than las
nnd the j Icld piomlses to be 50 to 73 busliel
per acre. Thu hay crop is vei ) good , Pot ;
toes are an average crop. Stacking Is nearl
finished and threshing has begun. Th !
county never had bettei crops.
AiiArAiioic , Neb. , Augusts. The crops c
email grain around Arapahoe are beyond tli
average. Some have as much as twenty t
twonty-il\o bushels of wheat to the acre. Tr
greatest part is now In the stack. The li
creased acreage is about 10 per cent. Nort
Furnas and Uosuor counties will take tli
cake for corn. Thu large patches that d <
this locality this jear are splendid , and strll
iugly promising for an enormous yield.
HI.OOMINOTON , Neb. , August 5. Sum
grain Is in stack , and some threshliiK h :
been done. There Is an average ylel
wheats bushels , oats SO bushels , rye " 0 bus
els , corn Increased acreage , ! ! 0 per cent ; avc
auo about 75 IH.T cunt ot last year , or abe
Coim.ANn , Neb. , August 5. There Is
larger average of oats than usual in tli
county. The yield is good. It Is all hn
vested. Coin Is considciahlv damaged t
diy weather , but will probably make 35 a i :
40 bushels per acre. The nv urngo of corn
about tlio same as last jear. Wheat Is
light crop , It was damacod by chinch bug
Klax Is a good crop. 1'otatocs are a tn
j leld. Gardens are a failmc.
11 M I.
CiiANi ) ISLAND , NebAugustr . The prc
pects vvera never better lor oats. Coi
promises an abundant jleld ami will tie
crcat crop as seasonable showers come tro
week to week. Wheat is damned some I
chinch bugs. The hay erop promises n goi
nvcmge. There is Increased average
about 10 to 'JO per cent in oats and cor
Wheat is about average. The corn and li
prospect is unusually good thinudiuut 11 :
countv and a larger surplus vv 111 be linn cat
FAimaitv , Neb. , An-rust 5. Harvest
done on small gialn. There is an avenv
yield of oats , about X > tiiishfls to the nci
Nut much w heat has been threshed , but
will bo below the average yield. Corn vurl
according to location by reason of lot
talus , but the yield Is likely to bo consldi
nuly below the average In thu county. T
ncieaae Is somow hat increased. The genei
condition ot crojis Is rather poor by reason
continued dry weather , There was soi
rain in the south part ot the county 1 :
JIi.NDKX , Neb. , August G. Chinch bn
have damaged small giains conslderatily
the south part ot this count ) * . The , north hi
ot thu county show * nn average crop. AVI
ngu yield tor the county : Wheat about
bushels , oats 10 bushels. barley -5 bushe
Harvesting and stacking are complete
TJieru Is but littln it ally Increase ol acie.i
over last jear. Corn throughout most of t
county Is damaged by drought. The pri
nblo av erago v\ ill bo about 'JO bmtiels i
aero. There is nbout 10 per cunt increase
the acreage over Ia t jear. Tamil hay v >
extremely Unlit. Wild hay Is a fair cr <
Totatova will ) leld well.
OOALAI.T.A , Neb. , August 5. On ftccoi
o ( the dry weather nats and wheat will i
uv Crape. only U bushels to the acre , thu n
being damaged moru than thu wheat , but I
yield U a great deal better than w us expect
The acreage was not great , Corn wlllm.i
n nveniKo crop cetieralty throughout I
county , 1'Uere la a large. acreage , nuil ouo
two good ralna will be sure to make a large
NoitTit PLATTI : , Neb. , August G. The
Lincoln county small grain harvest Is nearly
over , Yield Wheat. Pi to 'JO bushels per
acre ; oats , Si to 30 bushels. The Increase In
ncreage over ISsfl Is about 400 per rent. Corn
Is dolne well nnd will go nbout 40 bushels pur
acre. Increased acreage over 200 per cent.
LINCOLN , Neb , , August G. Lancaster
county , trom present Indications , will har
vest acorn crop reduced one half trom the
average of other years. The present rains
may , however , better It somowtiat. Oats are
harvested and are two thirds of a crop ; wheat
ditto. Hay Is half a crop and pastures arc
very dry. The ncrease of corn the present
year Is slightly Increased over IbbO.
NouroLir. Neb. , August G. All crops In
this locality are good tills season , and Inrm-
ers are pleased. Harvest Is well over and
threshing Is In progress. Wheat will yield 1(1 (
bushels per acre , oats40 , barley SiO. A slight
stand in many Holds brlnu's the acreage
down. 1'hero was nn Incieased acreage ol
vv heat of probably 20 per cent. Corn Is in
line condition and will yield well , 40 to CO
bushels per acre. Acreage nbout the same n
last jear. The potato crop will bo good. The
hay crop Is also good nnd much will bu cut in
places where It has heretofore gone to waste
Si'PKinoit , Neb. , AiiL'iist G. Crop pros
pects vveio excellent until within a lew days
past except small gialn , which wnsdestrojed
by bugs early In the season. The hot wind
ol July 21 did much injury to corn In this
section. There was a good rain tell yester
day which will greatly benefit late coin. On
the whole there w III be about one-third ot a
crop of corn. Tlio increase of acreage ol
small grain is GO per cent ; corn , 10 per cent.
There will probably be coin sufficient to sup
ply the demand for feed , Tliuro will be lie
stock cattle fattened hero this season.
AunuitN , Neb. , August G. Small grain hi
this vicinity Is about all harvested. It
yielded from 1G to 80 bushels per acre. Com
Is sulfering severely liotn drouth , and will
make only about one-half a crop. Manj
farmers are cutting for fodder already , but
with plenty of rain horeatter they will have
some coin. The Increased acreage over las )
year Is considerably larger. Hay is a tali
crop and millet gives promise ot line results.
Apples are short this year , excepting the
Ben Davis variety. There is a good crop ot
those. There nio n few peaches , but noi
many. Qrapes are abundant. Ahncshowei
Is tailing this evening , which , It con
tinued long enough will make n wonder I ti
change in the condition and yield of growing
PALMTIU , Nob. . AugustG. Corn is ' llred'
n little. It will probably average ! 50 bush
els per acre ; about thu snme ns last year , bin
perhaps n llttlo better. Barley is plentiful
The wheat yield Is pietty lair. Hurvestitif
Is nbout finished. Hay is plentiful. There ii
not much rye.
NKIIKASKA CITY , Neb. , Aneust 6 Th <
crop condition is an averaire. Wheat Is belou
average ; nbout 10 bushels her ncro. Oats anc
barley nveraso well. The grain average Ii
less than usual. Potatoes , fair average. Fruit
good aveiage , except peaches. Corn looket
unusually well until the hot winds ot Julj
' , " . ) , whicii bin nud and i uiiied it. Karly plantIng -
Ing veiy fair. That planted Into is a total
failure. The yield is prob.iuly 2G bushels pei
ncre. Increased acieai'o over last about 21
Pr.NDEit , Neb. , August 6. The crop out
look is better than ever before In this local
itjp. Tne ncreago has been largely ! ncrease <
and evervthlin : highly sntistactory oxcep
prices. The following may bo taken as tin
approximate yield : Spring wheat , 15 bush
els ; oats , 40 ; early flax , 7 ; litu flax better
corn , GO bushels. Increase ot acreage , suial
grain , Uo per cent ; corn , 40 per cent.
P VWNKK CITY , Neb. , August P. The con
dltlon of crops Is good considering dr ;
weather. The rain last night will help con
nnd pasture out sulundidlj' . The harvest 1
all dono. The yield of oats was never better
Wheat good yield. Coin nt present is fas
drying up , but wltli prospective rains tin
crop will in very many places over the count :
lun up to almost nverairo. Tliu weather ha1
been very dry , but the condition of crops In
dlcate fair results generally.
FAI.I.S CITY , Neb. , August G. Small grnli
Is nil harvested nnd threshing well undo
way. The acreage of whent Is nbout th
same as usual. The yield is rather above tin
average. Oats , largo yield , llye , good , bu
rather small acreage. Corn In fair condi
tion , consldoilng the fact that n soaking rail
has not fallen lor hvo weeks. H
heavy lain comes within the next tew dav
the yield would bo fair : If not the crop wil
be rather light , especially on late plantlui ;
Acreage rnthcr larger thnn usual.
biiunniir , Neb. , Aimust G. The when
crop Is hai vested in good condition and fal
quality , yielding 15 bushels per ncre , with a
increased ncreago ot 25 per cent. Oats , S
bushels per ncie , good quality , acreage in
creased 40 per cent. Corn , nereace increasei
over last year , 25 bushels per acre is assure
and a timely rain will Incieaso this G 01 ; i
bushels. The potato crop Is short. The ha ;
crop is fair. Pastures aie pool on account c
tliu diy weather. It rained hero this mon
ing. wetting the ground about an Inch ,
ini : > WILLOW.
INDIANOLA , Neb. , August 5. Small gral
Is about nil harvested. The crops threshe
Indicate nn average yield. Oats will ylel
38 bushels , wheat 10 bushels , and rye 12 bus !
els. The shoitnge in yield was largely di
to chinch buss , but is largely compensate
by an Increase In acreage of 20 per cent. 1
corn there is also nn increased acioasre of ;
to 20 per cent , lines have done consiuerabl
damage to coin planted on stubble grouiu
but all other fields give prospects of an avei
nu'o yield. The general average vv ill bo aboi
IK ) per cent. In llnx the yield will bo nbout 11
per cent of n lull crop. Jtoot nnd vine cio |
vv ill show a largo increase lu both j Ield au
Si'iUNoriKLn. Neb , , August G. , The ere
of small grain In this section of tlio countj
unusually good. Oats will average 'M bus
els , wheat nbout 20 , with nn excellent ou
look lor barley and rye. The rain Thursdn
evening saved the corn tiom completed
btruction nnd tliu piosi ects now are that
will average from 20 to 2o bushels , ur nboi
half n yield. The general lucre ise in net
I ago Is much larger than usual. Hay Is vei
i shoit and tlio pastures nro so dry that tl
\ farmers have to teed their cattle.
Sr.vvAitn , Neb. . August 5. i'ho hay en
has neatly nil been put in stacks nnd
nearly up to the nverato in quantity nnd <
nn excellent quality. All other ciops are r
i nveraijo yield. A good rain fell last nig
ii which was ceneral over the county ,
i Iho acreage of small grain Is nbout tl
f same ns last jenr. the quality oed , the vie
.1 diminished and the harvesting nil don
f Cinn has been damaged In some parts of tl
county bj drought , jet It vv ill average near
y 40 bushels per acre. The acreage ot corn w
1 exceed that of hist year.
B WKSTFIIV , Xeb , , August 5. A soaking ra
tell here last night of six. hours' duratlo
' 1 here will bo a two-thirds crop ot corn ai
an av ernirt < of 41 bushels to thn acre. Oats
half n erop. Barley Is n total failure , lijo
full . , but the . Is lens than l.i
n iUtl crop Ulli IIIU acreage IO lUiiJ lllllll 111
jear. Spring wheat Is a half crop. Win !
wheat Is n lull ciop. Tame hay Is scarce ai
thin ; vv lid hay Is about thrce-luurlhs uf a ti
to the acre.
HmnoN. Neb."August 4. Harvesting
nearly Mulshed. Threshing Is in progre
Oats nro of a coed quality and yield froi"
to 40 bushels per acre. Whent U poorqimll
nnd n small yield. The acreage of oats
larger than last yenr. Wheat is about t
same. Kvo Is a fair crop , but the acreage
small. ' 1 ho > Ield Is 15 to ' > bushels per uc ;
The ncrtago of corn Is 20 per cent greal
than last > ear , llaln is badly needed In soi
parts of the county. Karly planted coi
truin the present outlook , will yield trom
to 00 bushels per acre , 1/atu planted co
without rain soon will hardly bo worth U ;
YOUK , Neb , August 4. Wheat Is abr
half a ciop. Oats are fair. The nereago
soi'.K ) larger than last year , but tl.u yield
lighter. The. total number of bushels will
about the same. Corn Is gi.od nnd there U
larger acreage than last jear. The rain ji
now will make a very heavy 3ield. Harvi
Is about over tn this county.
YOUK. Neb. ' August 5. The small grs
harvest Is over , and oats , the principal en
was good. Flax was immense nnd perhr
tlm lnrgost yield ever known In the coun
Cum will uiaku two-tUiiUa ol a 'good crop
over , and the acreage Is greater 'than last
year. The acreage of wheat was very small
and nearly all the crop was destroyed by
chinch bugs. AlioiTV , soaking rain which
lasted nearly all of last night Insures the
corn crop. All York county crops may bo
said to bfl a fair average.
YOUK , Neb. , August 4. Harvest Is about
completed. Small grain Is being threshrd.
Theacreaceof wheat Is unusually small.
Not more than 50 per cent of last year. The
yield of wheat Is very small , almost a failure.
The yield of llax exceeds the average jleld
from 10 to 20 bushels to the acre. The acreage
of oats Is probably 10 per cent greater than
last year and the yield Is not so good. Thirty
bushels to the acre would bo n talr estimate
of the average. The condition of corn In
this county is fairly good , notwlthstnndlnz
the dry season , but the average yield will
probablv bo cut down materially by the
drought A line rain prevailing at this writ-
Inc will very greatly help the corn. The
V leld will , hovvuver , not bo more than 25 or
110 bushels to the ncru through the county ,
theiu being many localities In which It has
suffered very much. The acreage ot corn Is
urobably 10 per cent greater than last year.
The rain Is a regular old soaker , nnd will
make 40 bushels of corn to the acre.
Pensions Granted Westorncrn.
WASHINGTON , August G. ( Special Tele
gram to the ltii : : . | The following Nebraska
pensions have been granted : Flurlnda ,
widow of J. H. Lonlngton , llordcaux ; Har
riet , widow of William Sliuman , ( Juidn
Uock ; William Oiegg , Fletcher ; J. C. John
son , Nellgh.
Iowa pensions : Marearet J. , widow of
James Kobb , Wllletts ; Kll/abeth , mother of
H. C. Craig , Atlantic ; Daniel Campbell ,
Howard ; W. B. Stone , Alpha ; William K.
Burrows , Hamburg ; Thomas Barrett , Princo-
tou ( Increase ; ; Taomas H. Dual born , lied
Oak : Arthur Ingeisoll , Burlington ; .lames
Sinclair , Oskaloosa ; William liente ,
Elkader ; John W. Hartlott. Crcston ; H. .1.
Tects , ( Srand View ; George H. Randall.
Jessup ; William ( J. linker , Hillsboro. Mexi
can war , J , T. linggs , Ouawa ,
Presented to the President.
WASHINGTON , August G. The Slatneso
prince , accompanied bv several members of
Ills suite and General Ilaldcman , was for
mally presented to the president this morn
ing. The prince was attired In clti/cn's
clothes , but members of his suite wore full
court costumes. The visitors were received
In thu blue pallor.
This afternoon the foui youne sons of the
king of Slam , who accompanied Prince Dev-
awougso to this country , called at the white
house and had a pleasant inteiviow with the
president This visit was in compliance
with the request of the president , who at the
morning Interview noted the absence ol the
youngsteis aud expressed an earnest wish to
see them. _
Why They Are Hore.
WASHINGTON , August G. [ Special Tele
gram to the Uii : : . | Grand nimy men are
amused by Koseerans' assertion that the as
sociation "as a lepubllcan maclilno was a
failure. " They attribute his antagonism , as
well as General Jtlack's , to the fact that both
were unsuccessful candidates for com-
mauder-ln-ehlef when the national encamp
ment vvns held at San Francisco ln t year ,
Commissioner Black is again a candidate tor
the oltlco ot oommander-ln-chief , and ngaln ,
probiblv , ho will be disappointed dtnpito hl
ellorts to ride veto aud anti-veto at Hie same
fjamotit Talk * For Cleveland.
WASHING ION , Aueust G. [ Special Telo-
cram to the BIK. : ! The piesldent could nol
be seen yesterday , but Lament said the presi
dent had not read Curtis' speech on civil ser
vice reform , and added : "I suppose the
speech will come to us In the course of a few
dajs , and we will bo able to foim some opin
ion on the subject. " Lament declined to gt
into the merits or demerits ot the case ngalnsl
Hlggins , Itasln and Thomns.
Only n Newspaper Sensation.
WASHINGTON , August 5. The Indian of
fice has received the following telegram.dated
to-dav , irom Indian Agent Sheenan , from
Altkin , Minn : "Tho killing of three In
dians at Klmbetly was done by the Indian *
themselves. .No MM ions trouble between In
dians nnd whites. Will remain here wltli
the Indians until they ure quieted. Hoport ;
in newspapers aie very sensational. "
A Memphis Delegation.
WASHING i ox , Aug. G. A delegation o :
cltl/ens tiom Memphis , Tenn. , called on tin
president at the white house to-day and in
vlted him to visit that city on ills westerr
trip. The president said It he could arrangi
it to visit Memphis ho would do so am
would let them know definitely through Sen
ator Harris in a tew days.
A sruANGij ruBXon Dunrj.
It Takes Place Near Now Orleans and
Ilcaults in Bloodshed.
NEW OUI.EANS , August 5. A duel with
short swoids took place this morning In St.
Itoinard parish , between Kuillu Kevoire , OIK
of the editors of the L'Opinlon and formerlj
of Trait Union , nnd Lirrlen , jr. , presldenl
of the club Democratic Frnncais. The con
test resulted In Larrlen being wounded it
the breist and right hand by a single stioke
He was removed to Mr. Itoy's house. Tin
wound In thu chest Is considered serious
The trouble grew out of au article In L'OpIn
Ion reflecting on the gentlemen of the Demo
cratle Francals tor thu action of the clul
recently in endorsing Governor McKmcrj" .
Two Vessels and Eighty Men Missing ,
NodAi.r.s , Ariz. , August G. An Indian ar
rived at Uuayamas two weeks ago from dovvr
the coast and reported having seen thu sioo ]
Sara dismasted and rolling helplessly In (
rough sea. The sloop was then clshtecn daj
overdue trom San Bias. Tlm consignees < lis
patched thu steamer Valie in seaich of th
hloop. The Valle has now been out ten dav
and It IA feared she also has gone down. 1
the sloop nnd steamer are both lost eight1
lives are gone with them. The owners wli
dispatch another vessel In search of them.
A Uailroad Strlbo in
LONDON , August G. The number of mei
on thu Midland railroad who wont out on
strike laat night is 4,000 and the strike I
spreading. Freight trallic on the load con
tinues partially suspended.
i Dentil or MI-H. Uonornl Curtis.
t . OODKNSIIUHO , N. Y. , August G. The wlf
of General N. M. Cm I Is died from heart di ;
1 ease In this city last evening , aged torty-ultu
Mrs. Curtis' maiden name was Kmolin
Chirk , and she was a native ot Springhek
Tiyo Fatal Sunstrokes.
PITTSIIUIO , Pa. , August G. This was ai
other hot day , the humidity of the atmo :
making It . Atilo'cloc
1 phere very oppressive.
1s 1s the thermometer registered W * . Five faU
s cases pt bunstroko were reported.
DUNKIUK , N , Y. , August G. The SI
James and Kastcrn hotels burned last nicln
by tire which started In the former hotisi
Loss S'5,000. Insurance small. The tire I
thuuclit to have been ot incendiary origin.
Don't Want French Water.
PAIMS August G. It Is stated that the Gei
man crown prince has been advised by mc <
leal men to try the waters of Cauterets , i
France.but that Prince Bismarck and Kin
William oppose the suggestion.
A. Tliuir Shot Down.
IU ixn Sux , Hid. , Auicust 5. Last Wei
r. nesday Night Marshal Kyle , of Patriot , Ind
shot nnd Instantly killed Pad Lampkln , wli
attempted to shoot the olllcer whilemult
PAIIIJ , August 5. Thirty-eight Frenc
railroad employes residing at Avrlcourt , LI
ralne. near the French frontier , have bee
expelled Irom the country.
The Sucnr Uounty Cooferoncc.
ROMK , August 5. The Trbuno ) says th ;
Italy has consented to join. tUe sugar oouul
The Jury Brings In Verdicts Against the
Eleven Defendants ,
TWO KINDS OF PUNISHMENT.
Seven Given Two Years In the Pen ,
Whllo Four Are Lot Oft" With
Fines of One Thousand
All of Them Found Guilty.
CntcAdo , August G. The last day of the
great boodle trial began this morning with
thu court room jammed to suffocation with
people from nearly every class In the com-
inunlty. Mr. Sullivan , who made the closing
speech for the defendants , warned tlio jury
olemuly that It was not any part of their
duty to Unit whether these men were
he vvoist lot of commissioner ? Cook
ounty over hud. The single charge
was conspiracy together jointly to defraud
Cook county by false pretenses. If they
ould not bo found guilty , not simply of con-
plracj' , but of conspliing together to defraud
ty lalso pretenses , the jury taking heed ot
heir oaths must not convict. After Sullivan
lad finished his speech , States Attorney
jrinnoll commenced his. Ho commenced by
making a forcible statement of what the juiy
hould do. Ho denied the statements of
he opposing counsel that the jury should not
Influenced by public sentiment , The
'oundattons of our Institutions icst upon the
people upon all people , nnd
heir sentiment is what pioduccf
honest administration of our laws. Wltli
hat sentiment the laws are honestly admin-
stored ; without It everything Is amiss
irlnncll then began recalling to the jury the
ivervvhclmlng evidence of corruption and
omblnation In tlio county board. His speech
occupied two fiours preceding recess and was
After recess Judge Jnmleson read his m-
itructlons to the jury. There was nothing In
, hem that differed materially from those usu-
diy given In conspiracy cases , the courts In-
itiuctluns hero being furnished jointly by
ounsel of both sides according to law.
\Vhcntlio \ judge finished reading , the case
ivasatonco given to the jury. The cloven
lefendants were at once led to a room by
hemselvcs and kept under a watchful gunid
Tlio vast ctovvd remained seated , showing nc
ncllnation to leave. After a wait of nn
loin anit n half. Judge Jamlcson , despairing
of an eailyverdict , ordered an adjournmenl
until flo. : : ; At that time the jury sent inn :
vv old that there was no prospect of an Im
mediate agreement , and supper was sent
About 9 o'clock the information was re
ceived that the jury had reached a conclu
slon. Instantly the court room was In r
commotion while the people In tlio corildor ;
aud along the sidewalks were on tliu tiptoe o !
expectation. The defendants tiled In ant
took their seats , nnd were quickly followci
by the jury. When the verdict was handct
in and the clerk announced one after an
other of the entlro eleven guilty , the defend
ants seemed rooted to thoii chairs , the em-
bndyment of despair. Then came thu lists ; ol
"Commlsslonor MeClaughoy , two j-oars. "
There was a start of surprise among tin
spectators. The extreme penalty ot tlio law
was three years and f line of Sl.WO. Nothlnc
less had been oxpecloii fey the great majorltj
of those present.
"Commissioner Ochs , two years , " read th <
clerk , and the defendants began to look up
Commissioners Loyden , Van Pelt , Wren am
Wasserman and wanton Vainoll all got tvv (
v ears , and ever v one looked measuraby re
lleved , except Wren. Ho turned ashen am
seemed utterly dazed. The crowd was nevi
piepared for any surprise , and It came sud
deuly In the statement : "Commissioner !
McCarthy , Oliver. Casselraan nnd Oils , a hm
of Sl.OOO.1' '
A look of unmistakable exultation tool
possession of the countenance ot "Buck1
McCarthy , the burly commissioner , who ha <
throughout the trial nnd fur months nreviou
been the most conspicuously attacked of al
the crowd. ,
" 1 move that the lurv bo polled , " shoutec
the irroprossahlo McCarthy. It was doiu
and immediately those of the defendant1
who had escapoil with a line were roloasoil
on bail. The othe.s wore remanded to jail ,
A motion for a new trial for evmy one wis
quickly entered ny the dofi'mladts' attorney
Alexander Sullivan , and then the crowi
mulled away In wonder.
Finding of the Uorri | > ly Mutlhitci ,
lloily of Joseph Hart.
LIIADVII.M : . Col. , August G. [ Special Tel
cgram to the BEK J The horribly mutlla
ted body of Joseph Hart was brought to thii
city on this ovoulng's tialn from Hayden ,
the second station on the Kio Uraude
where it was taken fiomasand bar In tlu
Arkansas Hiver , into which it had been cas
by the leaping waters. Upon the head ar
two deep gashes that broke Into the skull
while tliu limbs have been literally gioum
to pieces. In the pockets of the floater wa
tound a largo number of letters , mos
ot them being signed by Mar
tin Hart , who evidently occupies i
responsible position on tlio board of trad
In Chicago. In this correspondence th
etlort ot thu brother seems to have been to in
duce the wanderer to leturn to his home li
Chicago. Ottier letters wore found froi :
which it was ascertained that ho was
member of the Moulders' union nt Topekn
and hadlatelv worked nt his trade In I'uebUi
Ho lett this city , where hn has been vvoikin
on tliu eradc , some time this week , and it 1
thought ho was murdered by companion !
The case 1ms created much excitement aiv
will bo followed by a careful Investigation.
Salmon Are Scarce.
SAX FHANCISCO , August G. The lates
advices from northern parts \erify state
ments heretofore mndo that thu salmon cate
will this jear bo light. Dispatches receive
to day Irom the Columbia river region ar
that a canvass of all the canneries shows
totul of S2,400 ( cases , this being 100,000 ease
less than weiu put up lust year , 'JOO.OOO lus
than In li S , and 300,000 less than In Ibb-
Thu pack on the Saciamcnto river Is als
light. Advices from Frner river , Biitls
Columbia , continue dlscouiaging. Thn Alei
bay llsheries have been a lalluie. All no' '
depends on the Alaska pack.
Tolmcco Dealers Indignant.
LOUISVILI.I : , August 0. The July repoi
of tlio agricultural bureau at Washington ha
stirred up tob.icco Interests all over the state
The report puts the tobacco crop at 83 pe
cent of the average , while It Is claimed by n !
vv no have paid any attention to the mittc
that it cannot bo more than half so lar : <
The Louisville and Hopkins boards of trad
have protested against this report as exceed
ing hurtul ! to tobacco dealers generally , au
to tanners especially.
Kossuth County Hcpnhllcans.
AI.OONA , In. , August 5. [ Special Tel
cram to the UKK. ] The republicans of Ko
suth county. la convention here to day , non
Inated A. 1) . Clarke for representative In tl
legislature and chose a delegation favorin
the reuomluation of Senator Chubb.
PORTSMOUTH , August G. [ Special Teli
hramto the HKK. ] Arrived Thu Moravi
from New Vork for Hamburg.
Nfcw VOIIK , August 3. Arrived Tli
Werra , from Bremen , aud City of Chlcat
Free Delivery at Cheyenne.
CIIKYKXXR , Wjo. , AimustG.-lbpeclal Te
egram to the BKK.J The free delivery s > y :
tern has been extended to tnn Cheyenne po :
otllco and will KO Into eJIcci ou tba 1st <
THU SHKNANDOAH S1 V.
Death of Pardnw Wnrsley Ills Won *
JAMF.ITOVVX , N. V. , Ausust 5. f Special
Telegram to the llr.u.l Pardaw Warslcy ,
ho "Union Spy of the Shenandoah , " died at
ils homo at Foster Brook Weflnosdaj' , aged
l.xty-seven years. Beginning life as a fancy
goods merchant In Massachusetts , nt the
> penlng of the war ho raised a company , the
fourteenth Massachusetts heavy artillery ,
lie was soon afterward employed by Ocncr.il
Uutler In the name of the United States to
ceo Into thu British provinces to look Into the
system of blockade running then In vogue ,
lie was successful In this mission , for Major
( ieneral C. C. Aueur , In his report of August
25 , IbtW , says that it was through the instru
mentality of U' , Wnrsloy that the extensive
system of blockade running from Baltimore
and Washington was broken uu. After re
turning from this trip , Warsley wont out ns
a .spy upon Mosby under orders fiom General
Aiiu'iir , though not until ho had returned to
Boston and married Helen Isabelle Francis ,
who survives him. Accompanied by lili
young vvllo Warsley set out ostensibly upon
a peddling trip through Virginia. Ills real
object vvns soon suspected by Mo by , and n
spy was placed upon his track. The spy was
a handsome j'oungladj' , who was tube con-
ductol to Washington bv Wnrslcy. The
union spy was too smart to be caught , and In
stead ot using Ills pass through the union
lines ho conducted the lady through
sw amps nnd by roads until she became dis
gusted with the trip nnd hho returned to
Mosby convinced of the loyalty of Wnrsloy.
Mosby was not convinced , and at one time
placed n pistol to Warslev's head , threaten
ing to blow his brains out. The young lady
Interceded nnd Wnislov's lite was saved.
Afterward Mosby became his firm friend ,
lighting n duel with a nephew of Geneial
Leo because Lieutenant Lee Mad .set a truaid
on Wnrsley nnd had condemned him as n
spy. On two occasions Warsley furnished
( information by which the federal forces
were enabled to sin round tlm house In
which Mosby was quartered , but the dashlnii
rebel cut his way out and escaped. On sev
eral occasions Warsley got information of
intended raids upon Washington in time U
allow the authorities to macs theli forces nnd
save the capital. At the time of thu assassi
nation of President Lincoln Waisloy was
clven command ot a siiuad ot detective .
When Booth vvns killed Wnrsloy returned tr
private life and for years ran a restaurant litho
the Bradford oil Holds.
ruoiiinmovs nu ; DKFHAT.
It Was SlKiial and Dcclnlvo It
OAI.VRSTON , Tex. , August G. The lates
retnius received heio are from over 500 votIng
Ing piecincts and clearly indicate that tin
prohibition amendment has been defeatec
by a uiajotlty ranging from GO.OOO to CO.OTO.
All the otlier amendments have undoubt
edly been earned , except the one c\tciidlm
the time of the sitting of the legislature fron
sixty to ninety days , and making the pay o
men.bers EG per dny for the latter peilod In
stead ol for sixty da > s ns Is now law.
The defeat of prohibition in Texas ha1
been a hliinnl and decisive one. The tota
vote polled in Texas at thu giibernatorla
election last November was : HG,000 , of whlcl
SiO.OOO woie dumorntlc , 00,000 republican am
19,000 prohibitionists. Mills , however , due :
not icpresent the full voting strength of tin
state as clearly ns does thu presidential voti
in Ib84 , which was In round numbers as fol
lows : Democratic , 2.T > , X > ; republican
bl.OOO ; piohlbition , lU.uoo. In yes
terdny's election the democratic am
republican were obliterated. Tlio large
Cicniinn element , wlueh Is usually rupub
lican , went almost solidly against piohlbl
tion , as did at least two-thirds of the colorci
vote. Thus a good mntority of the ropub
licnns , nnder the leadership of UrrCucuraH
republican nominee for covcrnorin 16SC , am
other leahers ot that faith , voted against tin
amendment , while a respectable minority o
the democrats followed such leaders o
tliu patty as Senator Itungan , ev-Scnato
Maxoj' , Congressmen Culberson , Hare ami
Lanliam and others into thu prohibition fold
Taking the vote of 1SS4 as a basis the prohl
unionists , to have achieved victory woulc
have had to secure G per cent ot the demo
crats and 3S per cent of the republicans
The returns so far received show n majorlt ]
against piohihitlon ot 70,000 , with eight ;
counties to hear from.
The A'lUano of Mfllurook , Mo. , Da
Htroycd Ily a Straight AVind.
KANSAS CITV , August 0 , Millbrook
Graham county , twenty miles north of here
was almost destroyed about sundown j-ostui
day by a stialght wind coming fiom slight ! ,
west of north. Thuplnco contains abet ftO
Inhabitants. Only one house , n residence
escaped damaso. Ono person , a boy tlire
jears old , was killed. About twonty-hv
were injured , Some sustained broken limbs
but onlv one of the Injured Is likely to die
This Is W. li. Keith , n furniture denier o
Kentucky Still In Doubt.
LOUISVII.I.K , Ky. , August 6. ISpeciallcl
egram to the Bnn.J Keturns from the stat
election are meagre. The Louisville Com
mercial-lndepcndent of to-day says Bradloj
republican , may bo elected. Kighty-nln
counties snow republican gains of 'JS.OOC
The republicans gain three state senator
and eight members of ttio house , with flv
districts in doubt. I' . O. UAWT.S.
LouthVii.i.i : , August G. [ Press.l No ad
dltionnl returns have been received thl
morning and the hitiritlon .of the Kentiick ;
election is not changed from last nlirlit's re
ports. The democrats estimate lincknei'
ni.ijoiity is safely over twenty thousand nn
though the republicans me claiming that I
will be under that , their claims are not norn
out by the leturns. All thu larger countie
nro In. Only n few mountain counties are t
be heard from , and giving these all to Brai
ley by an increased lepubllcan vote ho wl !
not come vv Itliin 10,000 of Bnckncr's vote.
Killed By a Kock Cnvo.
PoitTi.ANi ) , 'lie. , August 5. The On
gonlan's special from Kllensbury ( Washlni
ton T. ) , says : Fifty tons ot rock fell In tli
eastern end of the Cascade tunnel now bulli
lug by the Noithern I'acilic railroad , killin
four men and wounding several otheis. 1
Is thought none ot thu wounded will dli
Thu men claim that the contractors wei
careless nnd did not timber the tunni
cuough to keep up with the boring.
No ConoiisHlon hyCnnnda.
OITAWA , Out. , August G. There is not
word of truth In the report tlmt fresh pri
posals for a settlement of the lisheries dl
puto cmanatlni : from thu American goven
men t hive been approved by the Canadln
irovernment. As a matter of fact , negoth
lions are still in progress and a cabinet mil
ister stated to-day that the governiuei
would not mutlily the stand already take
Arrived From the Hanks.
( ii.ouci.STKit , Mass. , August G. Tl
schooners Argonaut and Colonel J. 1
French , whose boats nnd seines worn sel/e
arrived homo to-dav. No fish were hroiiu'l
by either hoits. Two of the crew of tl
schooner W. N. Stevens got astrnv whi
tending trawls and have not been hcai
Hntliemla K | > nnt4
Mii.WAfKn : , Wls. , August G. The will >
the late Catherine Dunbar , who died I
Franco last April , was hied for proba
to-day. Her estate is valued at nbout S10 (
000. "Thu Diinliars were the discoverers i
the famous Bcthesda springs , at Waukcsh
Wro ihn Uvlutlons Local ?
Pi rrsiit'ito , PH. , August G , The olllcla
of thu Knights of Labor are perfecting the
plans for brtn 'Ing Milt to test the legality
the evictions of thu salt worL stiUers :
Natronn , Pa.
Knrth < | iink- in Africa ,
LONDON , Ausu.t 5. Violent shocKs
raithqiiaku have been fell nt
Algeria. A number ot hui'.s'ja vvuru
A UAILKOAD KING.
Officials nf thu Missouri Pacific
Charged With Crookedness. _ ,
ST. Louis , August 5. JSpcclal Telegram
to the HKE. | The Ulovu-Demomt says :
"There is n nourishing ring In the Unco of
the Missouri Pacitlc railway compnny , and
nothcr ring within It , the depredations ot
ivhlcli are seriously Impairing the Interests
f stock nnd bondholders. The teporter's In-
irmant said : 'There was one nun In the
fllco of the MUsourl Pacific road to whom 1
i.ild § 60 each week ot the year for the prlvi-
ego of shipping men over thu road free. 1
ras ouo of the several who famished con-
ractors under Cowan & Co. with
In makers nnd graders. These men
ivero presumed to bu worklngmen ,
ut so long ns they paid thn
irlco It vvns not my place to
> o too Inquisitive. 1 had to give one man n
icreentagtt on every man who wont over the
oad as \\orklnnman. . Tins whole svstem Is
otten and the matter of lecklesstlocotitiacts
jinks Into Inslunlflcanco when compared
ivltli the transput tatlon steal. '
"Another labor agent complnlncd that
hero was only one way to get men to their
ivork over thu ( iould sjstcm nnd that vvns to
icutl them by the pa s of a certain contractor ,
ind to do this ct had to he paid to thu agent.
Tliico-tourlhs ot the men sent down , he
laid , \voiu not libotlng men at all. 'It's
many a man that's gone to Nuttleton foi SI
ivhero the regular taru Is S7.C5. In this hot
weather only nbout tun men a day take pas-
iage this vvnv , hut that will amount to S'.r > eon
n month , and In thu traveling season it's n
jig item. ' "
THE PACIFIC IN Vns
Senator Stanford IM Asked Ahout Cer
tain Charccs of CrookndnrH4.
SAN FRAXCISCO , August G. Senator Stan-
'ord's examination was resinned bj' the Pa-
Ilic eommlsslon to-day. He denied that n
contract had been made with Wells , Fargo &
Jo. for the exclusive right of transportation
over the Central Pacific. His attention was
hen called to n certain case in which the
illegatlon was madu that E. It. Crocker , on
jehalf of the Central Pacific , made with
Wells , Fargo A Co. n contract for the ex
clusive Hunt of transpoiifition over the Cen
tral I'abilie and In leturn therefor Wells ,
Fargo it Co. watered their stock from 5 10.-
000,000 to SIG.OOO.OOO , and gave Stanlord ,
Crocker , Hopkins and lluntfiigton Sl.GOO-
000 without consideration. Commis
sioner Anderson nsked If the al
legation was true nnd Stanford
replied : " 1 don't think It is. If lam to be
Intel rogated on all these charges , blackmail
and others , It will take six months and we
Hhall never ret through nil the olmiges that
have been made dining the last twentj'-
seven years. " Stanford had never hcaid of
large tracts ot lands granted by the govern
ment being sold tor the benollt of n certain
stockholder ot the company. Ho was of the
opinion that the "exposures" mndo by
Theophllus French In thu New York papers
was a scheme to blackmail Hiintington. The
witness was examined on several other
points regarding the Cential itnil Southern
P.tciue roads but nothing of general interest
A SlaKiiillceiit Success.
Anots , Neb. , August 0. [ Special Tele-
; ram to the 15in. : | The camp-lire nnd re-
inlon which Is now being held at Adams ,
Gage county , Is a grant ! and clorious suc
cess. This is the second-day , and fully G.OOC
people nro In attendance. The Tccnmsen ,
Sterling , Crab Orchard and Filth Cornet
bands nre present. Monstrous delegations
trom thu biiiioundlug towns nro heie , nnd
the \oty country is nllvo wltli people. The
success of the occasion was duo largely te
- thpnsence of Battery A , from Wymore
under Cnptaln Lurnock , nnd company 1
First Nebraska state guai ds. Governor Join
M. Thaycr spoke at n o'clock this nfti moon ,
anil cave one of his characteristic and en
thusiastic speeches , which the ov-soldleri-
love to hear. The camp-lira vvns also enter-
t lined by A. B. Ball , of Tecumseh , and othei
able speakers. _ _
Where is A. II. It. ?
KANSAS CITV , Mo. , Aitaust 0. A letter
signed "A. B. II. " was found In Kansa-
City , Kan. , three days ago. It Indicated the
purpose of the writer to kill himself , re
ferred to ft lends In Pomona , Kan. ,
nnd spoke of unieqiiitod love. Tei-day's
Journal , ot this elty , received a lettei
from J. J. Whetstone , a merchant ol
Pomona , asking tor information , Mr. Whet
stone says that A. B. Harris , a clerk In hli
employ , loft Pomona last Friday to visit hi ?
sifter and dnu.htor In Mattoon , HI , , iroliiK
via Kansas Citv. Ho was despondent when
ho left and Mr , Whetstone feats that he was
the author ot the letter aud that he has com
The nurnliiK Mlnc < * .
Dr.rKOiT , Mich. , August G. The Kvcnlni
Journal's iloughton ( Mich. ) special says ;
The Calumet and Heckla shafts have beer
closed to-night , and steam pipes Inserted ir
tliu shall could bo only got down 950 fee
owing to obstructions. The steam was turnot
on last evonliiL' and the miners have hopes II
will put out the lire. No one can tell hov
long the are will last. Mom than 1,000 met
nre Idle In consequence of the lire. Tin
stamp mills and new smelting works wil
have to bo closed If the mine does not rcsuiiu
soon. _ _
Illinois I'ralrio Flro.
JOI.IKT , 111. , August G. The prnlrlo liri
which raged all day yesterday in the vicinit ;
of Manhattan had been gotten under control
but it broke out afresh further down the mil
road lu another place nnd burned over om
thousand acics. One house was destroyed
In some places the flnmcs were twenty o
thirty feet high. Tlio lire , which would gi
taster than a man could nm , was dually sub
dueil near Mattoon , Tliu hie is still hurntni
In the woods , vvliuru It Is destroying tiees
taking roots nnd all , thus making deep hole
In the ground. _
Mall Kohticr Arrested.
CHICAGO , AugustG. A young man namei
J. V. Baptist was arrested at Jacksonville
III. , to-day , charged with robbing the mails
Ho has been for live years past employed Ii
transporting malls from the trains to th
postolllco there. Suspicion being attractei
bv finding the remnant of a mlsslnz letter h
his eoit , he was nirested nnd confessed tha
ho had been .systematically robbing th
mills for yeats. Ho was taken toSprlui :
Yomiu Hades Cremated.
PiiTHiaiiO , Pa. , August G. Last orenln
Mrs. Hade , living on the Moinlng Side roac
near lUna , Pa. , left her four little children 1
the house alone. Thu children during he
absence were teiribly burned by an oxploslo
of kerosene , which one of them had point-
on the lire. The jouimest , aged ulxtee
months , died In a slioit time , and the otlier
are still living but phjslciHiis bay they cai
Sr. PKTKiibiifiio , August G. 'Iho Hour'
da/ette states that a clause in the recent lu
penal ukase ordering tlio removal of forelgi
ers from their positions In pnvntu commo
cial houses will be suspended until It Is di
elded whether such removals will bend
home Industries. Provincial governors hav
hcHii Insttiicted to uuo loielgners to becom
Canada and I In : United States.
ToKOxro , Out. , August G. The e-xcrutiv
committee ot the Central Farmers' Instltul
of Ontario held a meeting hero and deelaie
Itself strongly in fnvoi of unrestricted r
ciproelty with the United States , nnd hns di
elded to push the work of organl/atlo
throughout the province.
n SIipi > li > K Svvnlti.
CjiiCAf.o , Aiuust 5. The sheriff irom Br
met ( flinty , Iowa , pissed tin oughhcw to du
liaUUL- custody Fred Ackurnmn , . .ofVi
vctly , la . who promised to marry a gill H1
lug thuiQ uud then skipped ,
WORK OF MORE WILD WINDS ,
Ouo Fatality Results From the Storm at
tit. Edwards ,
HAIL , LIGHTNING AND THUNDER ,
David City Attain Shaken Up
and HastliiKH CJets n DOHC
Death by I'.lcctrlclty at
Only One Doalli.
ST. EnvvAKPs Neb. , August G. ( Special
IVlegram to the BIK.J : Only one death has
esulted so far from the effects ot the vvltufl
and Hall storm which swept over this placet
esterdny evening. The deoe.ved was n gen-
Icman bv the name of Wlthcrspoon , who
md only lately arrived with his family from/
) etrolt , Mich. He had purchased a tract ofi
and six miles from Iho village and orecteof
low and commodious buildings , which thoyf
ind only been occupying n short while be-
"ore thu MioKo came which toro him horn hla
'amlly. Thu bodv was brought to town *
.o-day. It Is badly bruised nnd cut up , uudT
ils legs wore broken In three places. Great )
sympathy Is felt tor the family , who are
thus loft alone almost among strangers.
The Htorin at HantliiRH.
II VS-TINOS Neb. , August 8. ( Special
Telegram to the Bee , I A disastrous ralu
and wind storm struck Hastings last even *
tig about BSO : , doing extensive dixmagci
1'ho storm lasted thlrtv minutes , Thu now
three-story brick building erected for tha
wholesale * grocery ilrni of Morlarty , Trlin- '
jell & Co. , was onthely demolished , losft
about S1G,000. The cnr stables of the Hast- *
ngs Improvement compnny were blown'
down , loss about S',000. I'art of tlionoittli
wall of tlie lined story brick building orectocf
by the Knteruriso Building association w\9
ilemollshed , Involving n loss of probably $ SOO
I'welvo Height cms standing in front of the/
U. it M. detiot were blown from the track. ;
Several smaller buildings were blown dovvnj
: hu loss of which is not jet determined
1'ho storm was the haidcst known hero fott
jears. The wind did not comu in tlio simper
of n cyclone , but was moioly a rushing wind/
blowing with terrlhe force. ,
The Storm In Hntler County. '
DAVID CITY , Neb. , August G. [ Special-
Telegram to the BKI.J : A teirltlc hall ancV
wind Ntorm passed nloni : the valley jusb
north ot this city last nlht , mowing a Rvvntlti
ihico miles In width nnd nbout tun miles InJ
length. ( Sie.it damage Is reported to growing ]
crops. Hail fell ns close as one nillo north ot
this plice. The wind blew inilously here , ]
iccompnnled bj heavy lain , deep thundui.
nnd sliarp llashps of lightning. Many of outf
torimdued citi/eiis became trlchtoned nneli
sought shelter In eaves and cellnrs. No damage -
ago was done in this city. At Bellwood window - <
dow glass vvns broken and small outbuildings'
Death In a Welt.
WAYNI : , Neb. . August G. [ Special Tele
cram to the BiiJ : : Two brothers , Peter nud ]
lens Nelson , living four miles south ofi
AVnyne , weio cleaning n well this morning , '
While Peter vvns in the well Jens heard nj
nolso and siw Peter ovcicomo by gas. llo
went down to his brothel's rescue nnd was
also overcome. The hired man started to tha'
neighbors for help , nnd another brother vvenC
down with n rope. Ho vvns also oveicomo bjC
gas. A fourth brother then vvent down nutu
k'ot out the third , but vvns himself prostrated ,
but rccoveicd linally. The tlrst two were ) ]
brought to the surface but could not bo re
vived. They were Danes , nged twenty-two- '
and thirty jeats. _
Hall and Wind nt Columbus. I
COI.UMIIUB , Neb. , August 5. [ Spocml t *
the BIE. | A severe hall and wind storm ]
passed over the southwest cornet of Columbus - '
bus , doing considerable da'iiage. The hall ,
stones were very largo , cutting a wide swath.
through the 100 acre field of coi u on the fni iu
of Hon. C. C. Bnrnnin nnd bieaking all thai
gl.i ° s on the north sldo of the house. It la
stated that the hail did a great deal of dam- . ;
s'jo In Polk aud Butler counties. Two men , ]
strangers , were killed by lightning ueay4
Shelby. Otlier casualties are repoi ted , but ) !
not authenticated. '
SorloiiB Shootlnu A ( Tray.
Woon Ilivr.it , Neb. , August G. ( Special !
to the Bi.i1. ] A shooting affray took place'
here on Wednesday nlnht last , which will' '
probably result in the death of Mat Ncvllls.
Nevllls and n man named Lory Kilklnney ,
got Into a quarrel , when Kilklnney drew a
revolver nnd bhot Nevill * In the fleshy part
of the right arm. The ball passed through his ,
arm and entcied his right side , lodging under
his shoulder blade. KUoi Is to extract It have
not jet been succossf ul. Kilklnnoy was arrested - ,
rested on n warrant charging him wltli an
IMatti * County Prohibitionists.
COI.UMIIUS , Neb. , August G. [ Special Tele
gram to thu Bii.jThe : prohibitionists ot ,
Platte county held their convention this ,
afternoon nud nominated n lull county ,
ticket and elected the follow ing named gen
tlemen as delegates to the Mate convention
to be held in Lincoln on the Kith ot August : i
J. ( J. Fenneman , F . A. Oeriard , A. A Hark.
K. O. Newton. O. W. Brown. A. H. Williams ,
S. C.Terry , W. 1) . Hanchett , A. llclnrlcbJ
nnd M , Ui linger.
fjlchtnlni ; at n nsott.
UASs-i.rr , Neb. . August G. [ Speclnl to the
Bhi : . | About 8 o'clock last night llulitnlufti
struck bklrvlng's store , tearing oft thu cor
ner boards nnd shattering It considerable.
Fortunately a wire used to hang goods on.
ran thu full length , acted as n conductor and
can led It oil , out sat nro to the outhouses In
the tear. Had It not been for the wire the
occupants would havu been hint.
' ' 'or a Tournament.
Loir Cm , Neb. , August . [ Special to
the BHK.J Arrangements are almost com
pleted for a tournament of tlio western Ne
braska pigeon anil tnruot shots , to take p'nco
August 'M and HI. Thu cltl/onsiiro sub
scribing liberally to a tuiiil to dcfiny ex
penses and make thu tournament a grand
Bi.n. SI-KI.SOS , N'eb. , August 5. [ Special
Tali-gram to the Biii. : | Mrs. John Cnsebur ,
residing six miles east of here , was stiuck by
llu'htiilng and killed last uvenliu ; while
milking her cow. Tlie bolt struck hut on the
temple , killing her Instnntlj- . The cow was
knocked down but In a tew minutes got up
and walked away.
Itnilroad Activity at Falrhnry.
FAiuiit'iiv ' , Neb. , August.1 ; . [ Special Te.lo-
gram to the Bii.j Tracklajlng commenced
this morning on the Denver extension of thn
Chic igo , Kansas A ; Nebraska thu lloclc
1 blind from hem west. The St. Joe iSa
( iraud Island and Kansas City A Omaha
from here noith is auout lintshud In this
Ily a Thronlior.
Pi viKii , Ned. . Aiuust G. i Correspon
dence ot tlie BII.J : A scrloii" accident hap
pened li-re on Monday by which Mr. Frank
Brennan lost his right arm. Ho got caught
on the tumbling roil ot a threshing machine.
terribly in.in.'liug the limb. Ho Is doing well
under tl > o skillful treatment of lta. Stout
Katnl Stubbing Affray.
Fri M. uro.v , Neb , , August B. [ Special to
thu Br.i : , | Kiisslan Charley and John Flynn ,
laboter.s on the B , & M , railroad twenty mllen
from here , quarreled and Inter I'lyiin stabbed ,
Uurley In the back , killing him 1
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