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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA. TUESDAY. MO&NING. AUGUST i ) . 1887. NUMBEB 52J
BRITTANIA BRISTLING UP.
Ifen-of-War to Keep the Yankees Oat of
Canada's Mackerel Patch ,
OFFICIALS HOLD A CONFERENCE.
An Interchange of Views 'Without
Anjr Satisfactory Result Admiral
Luce Explains Ills Circular
Which Was Withdrawn.
The Fisheries Question.
lUi.iFAX , August 8. [ Special Telegram
( o the BEE. I Considerable excitement pre
vailed here Saturday over the latest seizure
at Sourln , which is now reported to bo not
only for an ofTenso against the custom laws ,
but also for the violation of the treaty of 1818 ,
and to be- such a serious case as to require the
Immediate presence of Consul-Gt-noral Phe.
Ian. Great interest also attaches to the con
ference which took place that day between
the minister of the fisheries , Itear Admiral
Luce , Consiil-Goneml Phelan and Captain
Scott. The conference occurred on board
the United States flag ship Itichmond , and
lasted over on hour. It Is understood that
the circumstances connected with the recent
Bel/uro , the administration of the Canadian
custom regulations , the rights of American
fishermen In Canadian waters , the statement
> ot questions by Admiral Luce and Captain
' Scott's replies thereto.and other matters were
frankly and freely discussed , though
purely Informally. The result It that this
Interchange of views has caused such a per
sonal understanding to be arrived at as will
materially aid In a number of knotty points
hitherto a source of annoyance and irritation ,
and to tend to simplify affairs In the situa
tion. Regarding the cases of the Gloucester
schooners , Argonaut aud French , Minister
Foster declared It to be the Intention ot the
Canadian authorities to capture those
schooners wherever ttioy could be found ,
cither Inside Canadian limits or on the high
sea outside of tlio territorial waters of the
United States. He argued that the vessels
upon the admission of their crows , had
clearly been guilty of violating the treaty ,
and therefore were liable to forfeltmc , and a
forfeited vessel could bo taken any
where outside the territorial waters
of the other power. Both Admiral Lucn and
Consul-General Phelan strongly dillcied
from this view , and emphatically expressed
i > V their opinions that the United States would
never permit these vessels to bo taken out
side the territorial waters of Canada.
Aumlral Luco authorizes the following
statement In regard to the circular which he
Issued , giving instructions to American fish
ermen that Secretary Whitney had tele
graphed him ho had withdrawn : "My posi-
llon'ls so defined that it is understood by
common report that the United { Slates
government and Great Britain are now ne
gotiating for a settlement of the fishery
questions. Pending these negotiations It Is
tlio part of the United States vessels of war
In Canadian waters to avoid dolne
anything that might even harrass our
government or add to the complications
of thu various questions at Issue. ' 1 he ships
* ot the North Atlantic squadron here are not
sent to the gulf of St. Lawrence to prevent
by force the seizure of American fishermen
by Dominion cruisers for alleged violation of
the laws for .the protection of the In-shore
fisheries , but they are to render such moral
support as the mere presence ot our ships
might afford. In the event of the seizure of
American fishing vessels for alleged viola
tion of the laws of states , the case must be
fought out in the courts , not by the Dominion
, cruiser and the vessel of war of the United
States. This is not abating one jot or ono
f title of the American side of the question , lor
. It the Dominion courts are In op-
j- position to the claim of the United
P\ \ States , then the case can be taken
up by our government and submitted , if
necessary , to aroltratlon. An appeal to arms ,
as some of our newspapers suggest , is sup
posed to be the measure of last resort. Had
the entire United States navy been present
September 11 , Ibbfl , it could not have legally
prevented tlio seizures bv a very small
Dominion cruiser of the Highland Light for
fishing within the three-mile limit. How
ever tenaciously wo may uphold the justice
of the American side ot the question , It has
not saved tlio cases of the David Adams and
Ellen M. Doughty from dragging through
the courts now for over a year ; and what
ever may bo the decision In these cases ,
he tacts remain that the voyage
n each case was broken up and
he parties most directly concerued sub-
.ectod to much inconvenience. Hence , to
enable our fishermen to keep out of the
courts , the first and most obvious step was to
ascertain the nature of the Instructions
issued to the Dominion cruisers , and having
obtained that Information , the next step waste
to give our fishermen the benefits of It , with
out Indorsement by me or of any American
official ot the views embraced In these In
structions. Coupled with this information
was the following : That in the event of
seizure they would bave to go to the courts ,
as our vessels of war were not empowered to
interpose force or prevent the law from tak
ing Its course. The only exception to this
that 1 am aware of Is in doubtful cases aim
where the rights of our fishermen seem to
have been clearly violated by the Dominion
cruisers. In that event , the question is re
ferred by the nearest United States consul to
our consul general at Halifax , who makes ui >
the case and refers It to the state department
at Washington. "
The British war ships now In the North
American waters are to take part in settling
the present trouble. This arrangement was
made late Saturday night and has caused
genuine surprise on all sides. It is the first
time that the British authorities have Inter
fered In the fisheries fight and the unexpected
change of policy occasions no little anxiety
muoug Americans here. They don't know
what to make of it. The men of wat will
not act as patrols only , to keep American
fishermen outside the forbidden waters , but
will make seizures when they cross the
lino. There are three war ships avail
able for the service at this moment
Aamlral Lyon's flagship the Bellerophono ,
the Canada nnd the Pylndes. These vessels
are now In Halifax harbor. The present In
tention la to send nhips early next week to
the eiilf of SL Lawruuco to reinforce the five
Canadian cruisers already there. It is not
likely that more than three war shins will be
put at the work of seizing the Yankees , but
if It should ba considered advisable three
more can bo ordered into these waters fion
Nowfouuuinud and Bermuda at a few days
notice.
Jeff Davis Talks Again.
NEW Yonic , August 8. [ Special Telegram
to bo BEE.I The World publishes a letter
from Jefferson Davis In relation to the story
ot Ins proposed assassination during the war
at the hands of a convict liberated from the
Pennsylvania penitentiary by Governor Cur
tin. Mr. Davis says his only knowledge ot the
matter was conveyed In an anonymous letter
( iovernor Curtin says he released the convlc
upon what ho supposed to bo a reques
from the United Slates war depart
nient , but the papers turned out to
lie forgeries. Davis , In his note to the
World , criticises Governor Curtin rather
sharply , and corrects two mlsstatements 01
Ins pin I. "First. " bajs Mr. Davis , "that I
had made a public accusation against hlu
and that I had alleged that ho was to pay
SlOO.Ouo to u desperado for my asiassln&llon
All this Is based on a newspaper article pur
porting to be a report of an interview nek
with iru for publication by a newspaper cor
respondent. Such was not tlio case. The
avowal of Governor Curtln' * zeal to malnUli
the government by honorable warfare , am
the denial that he ever resorted to sucU means
for the conduct ot the war. mark ixcommend
able appreciation of the obligations of civil
tzed war , aud It Is a pltr that thnre should be
anything to interrupt the current of self
laudation. "
.
Parting or thu Kinperors.
GASTKIN , July 8.--The scene at the parting
Df the uiperon yesterday was most touch
[ n * Emperor William pressed the hand o
KmperJr Francis JotepU audab do bin
/iicyolt" uotU next jew. , .
rwUnTbfokii I'poiut , bat rallied illgbUjr oa
1VES'
Trying to Straighten Out That Specu
lator's Snarls.
New Yonit , August U. The affairs of the
Inclnnatl , Hamilton & Dayton railway
were under consideration In this city to-day.
Henry 8. Ives arrived from Cincinnati to-dav
ind met the committee , which Immediately
began Its work. IU inquiry will , It Is an
nounced , cover the following points : The
outstanding preferred stock ; how much of
this was lasucd by the authorization of the
directors ; whether the company rocolved an
equivalent of the now Issue nt par in money
( a legal requirement ) ; what has become of
the cosh the company had on hand according
to the last annual report on March 31 , 18S7 ,
and how much of the cash reserves of
the. company were used by U. S.
Ives & Co. in changing the
guapa and meeting other expenses
in connection with the narrow gauge lines
which thev purchased. Ives refused to talk.
Lawyers Hoadlny and Cromwell had fre
quent conferences with Ives and Staynor ,
and the resignation of Ives and Staynor as
directors In tlio road woie conditionally of
fered but refused. The committee remained
In session for more than live hours and then
adjourned to meet at 0 o'clock In the even
ing. While the meeting was In progress the
stock market took on an aspect which
threatened the financial position of Ives &
Co. Later In the afternoon Fellows , Mor
gan & Co.'s counsel advised a loan of S2.000-
000 which had been negotiated by the firm
for Ives would be called In and the securities
sold , so ac to divest Ives & Co. of all owner
ship In the property. Kessler & Co. Immedi
ately called their loan of SIXKJ.OOO
secured by government bonds , Lake
Shore and Cincinnati , Hamilton & Dayton
stock. The last previous Bale of Cincinnati ,
Hamilton A Dayton was made Thursday at
120. The best price that could bo obtained
for it to-day was 40 a share. One hundred
shares were sold at that price by order of
Fremnn & Co. , Lnthrop , Smith A Ollphant
being the buyers. This was all that could bo
disposed of out of the block In the loan. A
certain national bank called another loan
just before the close of the day's business ,
and collateral securities In It will bo closed
to-morrow. In reply to a question about the
day's development * ! , Mr. Ives said there was
nothing new. The other members were
equally reticent One of the creditors said
It had been decided to push matters to the
end , no matter what the effect to Ives might
be.
be.The
The committee met this evening , but ad
journed without taking any action.
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The Young and Old Floodi.
SAN FitANCisco , August 8. | Special Tele
gram to the BEK.J Mrs , Flood , who came
up from the Flood mansion at Menlo Park
last night , states that Mr. Flood Is not In a
dangerous condition as reported. Notwith
standing this contradiction the belief Is
strong among well Informed people here that
Mr. Flood's hymotoms are likely to develop
Into fatal ones. The bonanza banker has
not been In good health for some time , and
his condition was not improved by recent
escapades of his only son while In New York ,
The young man name time ago became in
fatuated wltb a lively San Francisco damsel ,
aud it was only by able diplomatic efforts
on the part of friends that a mar
riage was averted , and she was in
duced to accept an annuity and
emigrate to the free and easy society of
Anglo-American colonies In China. After a
round of hilarious amusements in the orient ,
she came back to San Francisco some months
ago and the young bonanza banker once
more fell a slave to her blandishments. She
went east and immediately after he followed
and signalized his trip by a fisticuff encoun
ter with Jack Staples in the Hoffman house ,
New York. The young man had previously
been conducting himself In a ratherexemplary
manner , and the sudden outbreak had the
worst possible effect on the old gentleman's
health. Intimate friends of the family think
he is not likely to recover.
British Grain Trade Review.
LONDON , August 8. The Mark Lane Ex
press , in its weekly review of the British
grain trade , says : Throughout the south
ot England wheat has been reaped and
farmers are busy threshing. A large num
ber ot new samples are being offered in Lon
don. So rapidly has the season advanced
that the quotations for now wheat are three
weeks earlier than usual. Values of old
wheat declined Is Cd@2a within a fortnight.
The quality of the samples Is good. The
trade has no prospect of escaping ruinously
low prices. The sales of English wheat dur
ing the past week were 24,15'J quarters at 33s
lid against 41,173 quarters at SlbSd during
the corresponding week last year. Flour is
dull. The trade in foreign wheat Is stagnant.
With the collapse of the California corner
values fell 10s at Liverpool , The decline was
irregular and prices were not quotable. The
prices of corn are maintained. Barley Is
neglected , oats arc In largo supply and val
ues have a downward tendency. There wore
fourteen arrivals of wheat cargoes. There
were three sales , two were withdrawn and
thirteen remained at to-day's market. There
was a better Inquiry for now English wheat.
Old English wheat stands 2s lower than a
fortnight ago. Foreign Is Cd lower. Flour
to-dav was cheaper. Grinding barley oats
and linseed wore each 3d lower.
The Chicago Boodlers.
CHICAGO , Augusts The fourboadlers who
were merely fined appeared m court this
morning for sentence. Action , however ,
was deferred until Thursday , except In case
of Commissioner Gells. llo was anxious
to have the matter closed at once. Sen
tence was pronounced and lie quickly
paid over his $1,000 fine. Argument on the
motion for a new trial in the cases of the
seven boodlers sentenced to the penitentiary
was postponed until October 15. The seven
mmi had altered their purpose not to resign
ollice , otherwise they would have
been granted no delay. Some have
already stepped out and others will
3ult without further ado , so the threatened
ead-lock and non-assessment of taxes Is
averted. Pending arguments for a new trial
the seven boodlors , though s.ived for the
time-being irom the penitentiary , remain
confined In the countyjall.
Business Failures.
CUICAQO , July 8. Balrd & Dillon , dealers
in plated ware , made an assignment this
morning to F. K. Morse , and the place was
put In charge ot the sheriff , Liabilities
i-Ulmated at from 875,000 to $200.000.
The assets will probably reach J40.000. The
firm have been embarrassed for some time.
The immediate cause of the failure was the
rloslnir in ot several judgment notes held by
N. K. Hill.
The W. . O. Tyler Paper company confessed
judgment to-day In favor of the Union
National bank for 83,000. The house la
In the hands ot the sheriff. The firm has
been doing a heavy business throughout
west and the chief cause of Its collapse Is a
large number of bad debts , many of which
have been contracted by western newspapers.
The firm's lawyers estimated the total liabili
ties at S.'ttOooo and assets at the same figure.
J. L. Jiubel was this afternoon appointed
assignee.
A Gcrinnn Catholic Memorial.
PITTSIIUIIO , August 8. Collections were
taken up yesterday in every German Cath
lie church in this city to erect a German
memorial house in New York , In honor of
the fiftieth anniversary ot the ordination ol
Pope Leo XIII. as priest. The building will
be named Lee house , and will bo used for
German emigrants.
Prize Fighters Mobbed.
NEW YOIIK , August fl. The long talked of
prize light between Johnny liegau and Tom
Henry came otf this morning , fifty miles up
the Hudson river. The men fought thirty-
eight rounds , and the fight was declared a
dratv , and was broken up by a mob.
"Merely B/Itoxonant Mask. "
LQNDOK , August 8 , Prof. Lyndal has
written another scathing article attacking
Gladstone. He says the.facU tend to verify
tt < Q fact tlialQladstono Is' .merely a roSouaut
mask-through which John Morley'blOWS over
the hind uh UuatlcsU
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WRECK OF THE SLOOP SARA ,
Horrible Btory of the Survivors of the
Fated Ship.
SHARKS CONSUME THE DEAD.
Two Sailor * Become Insane and Fur
nish Food For the Kapactous Mon
sters Three Saved From a
Frightful Death ,
Captain Bajaram's Btory.
Al.UUQUEIUJUE , N. M. , AllgUSt 8. A NO-
gnlo'a special to tlio Democrat gives particu
lars of the loss uf the sloop Sara , previously
mentioned In these dispatches. The vessel
bad on board Captain Bajaram , his wife ,
children , nclco , Superintendent Yallo of the
Baltimore Copper mines at Santa Itoslla , be
sides a crew of five men. The vessel was
struck In the Unit of California by a heavy
wave and capsized. All on board
perished except the captain , three sail
ors nnd a small boy who saved
themselves by climbing on the bottom of the
capsized vessel. On the second day after the
disaster the bodies of the wife and children
rose to the surface and we're eaten by sharks
baforo the eyes ot the horror-
tricken husband. On July SO two
of the sailors apparently became
crazy and announced their Intention
to swim ashore and slipped Into the water
They were Immediately devoured by sharks.
The captain , one sailor and a small boy re
mained on the vessel elcht days , sustaining
life by catching turtles and sucking the
blood. They were rescued In a pitiable con-
dlton by a fishing sloop and afterwards
transferred to tUo company's steamer , which
brought them hero. The survivors are
physically and mentally wrecks. The cap
tain says another small sloop was near him
in the same storm , and it is supposed she
went down with all on board.
The Popn's Jubilee.
[ CnpifrtuM 1SK7 l > u Jama Gordon Hcnnett.l
LtMRitiCK August 8. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. I A magnificent
religious ceremonial took place here yesterday
in honor of the pope's jubilee. Deputations
were present from all parts of Ireland. Sev
eral bishops , hundreds of priests and 30,000
men walked In a procession carrying five
hundred religious banners. The live miles
of street through which the procession
passed were spanned with trlumphlal arches
from which depended mottos such as "God
Bless Leo XIII , " etc. Houses were hune
with evergreens , religious banners , and the
papal colors met the eve everywhere. Altars
were erected In the streets , processionists
sung hymns , Including "God Bless the
Pope. " Arrived at the cathedral the bishop
of Limerick addressed the multitude In the
open air. lie dwelt on the power of the
papacy , and said that the Catholic world
would not rest until Leo obtained the posi
tion of sovereign of Home. Forty thousand
persons witnessed the procession to the
treaty stone. The city is beautifully illumi
nated to-night by fires of turf in the streets
twelve feet high. As a purely religious de
monstration it excelled anything over seen
in this country before.
Extensive Forest Flro.
18S7 bu James Gordon Hcnne/M /
BRUSSELS , August 8. | New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] A vast fiio has
broken out in Herzogenwald , on the German-
Belgian frontier. The forest is tweuty-fivo
leagues on Belgian-German territory on the
road from Yervlers to Aix la Chapelle. It
began on the German side of the line and is
spreading rapidly to the Belgian side In a
sheet of flame one mile and a quarter wide
towards the district known as Les Uautes
Fagnes. If it once reaches the great peat
bogs of that neighborhood It is feared the lira
may last weeks. The origin of the disaster
has not as yet been discovered. *
Afraid oft tic Showing.
LONDON , August 8. In the commons to
night the question was asked what was the
reason tor the itovernment's refusal to sub
mit a return showing the number of royal
princes or persons allied to royalty by mar
riage who hold posts in the public service
and draw money from the public funds , and
how many ofllcers have been passed over by
such appointments. Smith replied that in
the judgment of the ; overument such a re-
turn would be of an nvidlous character and
ought not to be granted. ( Radical cries of
"Oh I it . "
but must be granted )
Robbed of Her Roll ,
PAIHS , August 8. Madame Elluinl , former
queen of the operetta , Is the victim of a mys
terious highway robbery. While traveling
in a coach with two attendants , a valise con
taining valuables , said to be worth 8100,000.
was stolen. Mine. Ellnlnl had loft the coach ,
temporarily , in order to relieve the horses
while going up hill , and during her absence
tlio valise disappeared. A male attendant
named Auda has been arrested on suspicion
ot being connected with the atfalr.
Itoulancor's Latent.
PAIUS , August 8. General Boulanger
has written a letter to his seconds
ends In reference to his pro
posed duel with Ferry , in which ho says :
"Public opinion wlIljuaKobotweenlono who ,
a long distance off , Insults a general , and who
will only grant derisory reparation , and my
self , who purposed to risk my life to aveuco
my honor as a soldier. "
The European Wheat Crop.
LONDON , July 8. The wheat crop of
Franco is good. It is estimated the yield will
amount to 110,000,000 hectolitres against 100- ,
000.000 in 18SO. Kussiun harvest reports ate
satisfactory.
VIENNA , Aueu.st 8. The price ot wheat on
the Vienna market fell to a lower point Sat
urday than known in twenty-three years.
Krupp Remembers His Employes.
BEUI.IN , August 8. Alfred Krupp be
queathed 8250,000 for the benefit of his em
ployes. His son Frederick has added 8125,000
to the amount for the people of Essen. The
town council of Essen lias voted 815,000 for a
statue of Krupp.
Fire In Dublin.
DtinuN , August 8.--Larabert and Brlon's
oil stores and several other establishments
on Gratton street , this city , burned to-day.
Oilier buildings in the neighborhood were
damaged. Loss placed at 500,000.
The London Milliner.
LONDON , August 8. A summons for per
jury has been Issued against Policeman Kn
dlcott at the Instance of Miss Cass , who was
arrested by him on the charge of being an
Improper character ,
To Abdicate the Throne.
VIENNA , August 8. it Is rumored that
Prlnco Ferdinand will start for Bulgaria to
morrow with the Intention of formally abdi
cating the Bulgarian throne.
Gladstone and the Welsh.
LONDON , Ausust a Gladstone will not at
tend the Welsh national estedelford at Itoyal
Albert ball , at which it was announced he
was to preside ,
Expelled Trom Alsace.
PARIS , August 8 Baron Billing , late
French euibassadbr to. Sweden , while vlsUing
friends in Alsace , wasexpelled'frouitue
iooMberriM , pi cis iiW a'TO ] aib'strlng J I
MURDERED n'V 'AN ' OUTLAW.
Kit Carson's Eldest Son Killed In
ColdraAo.
AI.AMOSA , Colo. . A\isnst8. ISncclal Tel-
gram to the BEK. ] Kepefrt reached here this
evening from the southern part of the state
that William Carson , deputy sheriff of Con-
yose county , had been brutally murdered In
Saos valley last Thursday by Juan Vlklla , a
notorious character whom he was attemptIng -
Ing to arrest. It appears that when Carson
wont to serve the papers on Vlklla the latter
requested the officer to read them , and while
doing so the outlaw snatched a revolver
from Carson's bell , with which he beat out
Ills brains. Carson was the eldest son of the
famous scout , Kit Carson , nnd an Influential
man In this section. A posse has been or
ganized to search for thu murderer , and if
caught perhaps ho will bo lynched.
Will be Sold In September.
DBS MOINES , la. , August 8. [ Special Tele-
egrara to the BEE.I The office of the United
States land ofllce of tills cttv has received
orders as to the disposal of the 20,017 acres
of laud heretofore claimed by the St. Paul &
Sioux City railroad. These lands were orig
inally conveyed'by the general government
to the state , and last January were recon-
veyed bank by the state to the general gov-
urnment , and , by a recent decision of the
secretary of the interior , are now thrown
open to entry only under the pre-emption ,
homestead and timber culture laws. Thirty
days' notice will bo given by the officers of
the office here , and about September 10 they
will ba icady to commence disposing of these
lands. With the exception of ono forty-acre
tract In Sioux county these lands are In
Woodbury and Plymouth counties. Some of
them are now rated as worth SIO to 820 per
acre. In all cases bona fide actual settlers
will bo given preference In making entries.
Explosion In Vault.
Sioux CITY , la. , Augusts. [ Special Tele-
trram to the BEE. I An explosion of gas In
the vault of the county recorder's office took
place this morning , seriously burning 'and
bruising G. A. Menslngcr , deputy recorder.
The gas jet had been left turned on since
Saturday and the gas had accumulated , un
able to escape , so that when Monslngcr went
to light up an explosion followed. A heavy
door near the vault was splintered by the
force of the shock and books and papers
were somewhat damaged , but none of the
records were destroyed.
Death of a Burlington Merchant.
BUHLINOTON , lo. , August 0. William
Bell , a wholesale grocer In this city , died
suddenly Sunday evening while reading.
He was a prominent wholesale merchant of
Burlington for the past thirty years and at
the time of his death was principal member
ot the Bell-Smith Grocery company. Ho
was mayor of this city two terms and a man
of good judgment and excellent business
qualifications.
Killed Oy Ice Water.
DUIJUQUE , la. , August 8. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] W. S. Harvey , American
express messencer , died at Mercy hospital
yesterday of cerebvlal appoplexy Induced by
drinking Ice water when on his last trip
from Chicago to this city last week. Ho re
sided In Chicazo and was a trusted : employe
of the company. . _
Dry < 7oods Bouse Closed.
DAVENPonT , la. , AHigust 8. [ Special Tel
egram to the BBE.J The dry goods bouse of
M. Carroll was closed this afternoon on con
fession of judgment\ The liabilities are
placed at $12,000 wlttiasset8 , the. same. Chicago
cage and Now York houses are the principal
creditors. _
Militia In Camp.
OTTUMWA , la. , August 8. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. I The -First brigade of
Iowa national guards met in full force in
camp here to-day , Brigadier General H. II.
Wright commanding. The camp Is beauti
ful but the weather is hot and dry. The boys
made a splendid appearance marching
through the streets to the camp ground ouo
mile from the heart of , tlio city.
Robbed by Two Gamblers.
MABSIIAVLTOWN , la. , August 8. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. | Samuel Slm-
klns , a citizen of Legrand , was held up
and robbed In the outskirts of towu by two
gamblers yesterday. The two toughs were
captured and will go up.
Killed Ry Falling Slate.
Dns MOINES , la. , August 8. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.I Charles Johnson , a
miner , who Hvea at Fifteenth nnd Buchanan
streets , was killed by falling slate at the
Garver coal mine this afternoon.
THE PETTED BOOPLER8.
Sheriff Matson Treats Them as He
Did McGarlgle.
CHICAGO , August 8. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. J The sheriff and his assistants
seem to be pursuing the same course with
the convicted boodlers now in jail that he
did with McGarlgle. The ordinary rules of
the prison are broken down for their benefit
and they are treated with the greatest possi
ble consideration. Wblla the common of
fenders are obliged to see their visitors on
Tuesdays and Fridays only , the boodlers see
their friends whenever they wish and a con
stant stream of callers has invaded the jail
since Friday night. The boodlers also oc
cupy the boys' department In the jail , which
is cut otf from the regular cells , and their
meals are served from a neighboring hotel by
obsequious waiters. To-day It was decided
that the motion for a new trial would be ar
gued October 5. A special grand jury Is to
be called without delay. The first business
will be the investigation of the conspiracy
that ended in the flight of McGarlgle. The
paint and putty job. the biggest steal the
county suffered In anr one transaction en
gineered by the boodlers , will then claim
their attention.
"Not a doubt Is expressed but that Dr. St.
John will bo indicted for his share it the get
ting ot McGarigie off , " said an ofllclal this
noon who knows all the tacts. "Tho case
against Dr. St. John is stronger than it was
agulust any of the boodlers. "
Sullivan's Golden Belt Presented.
BOSTON , Ausust 8At the Boston theatre
to-night there was a gathering of nqtable
pugilists , the occasion ! being the presentation
to John L. Sullivan of a golden belt In
scribed , "Champion of Champions. " The
house was jammed. Nearly all the noted
prize fighters of the country were present , as
were also Mayor O'Brien and other city of
ficials. J
Dcstrtuctlve Hall'ln ' Manatoba.
WINNEPEO , August 8. Southern Manitoba
was visited by a terrific ball storm this morn
ing , dolne great damage to crops. Some of
the hall stones measured several Inches In
circumference. The Injury to wheat has
been very severe , and a ; number of tanners
will not be able to reap the seed grain , so
complete has been tho' destruction ot the
storm.
Drought and Forest Fires.
CHEIIOVOAN , Mich. , August 0. This vll
lage Is Involved In dense smoke from forest
fires which are destroying much valuable
timber In the vicinity. The drought In this
section has been protracted and all kinds of
vegetation has been burned up.
The Burning Mines.
nouoiiTON , Mich. , August 8. The Ore in
the Calumet and Hecla mine Is still raging.
Last night a new plan was tried for over
coming the ( lames. Carbonic acid gas was
forced down the pipes , and beenn to be work
ing successfully.
Arrest of an Inconcllary.
NEW Yonic , August p. W.llllain Purb ,
better known as "Prl ,1. a youth suspected
of'Setting ' Ore to the Ntiff' York 'fceitung
bu ldjug , was arrested this afternoon ,
Ik u all ? tboogbt tbjtt sbe WM met m J
ONCE MORE THERE IS PEACE
Nebraska City's Wild Family Row Settled
by a Compromise.
A SHOOTING COUPLE SEPARATES
Tom Wymond' * Career and Ills Con
nection With Lice Slicllenberftet
Mrs. General Kautz In n
Precarious Condition.
Peaceably Settled.
NEHHASKA CITY , Neb. , August 8. [ Spe
cial Telegram to the BKE.J The end of the
Wymond family racket , which has kept the
city excited since Saturday last , was reached
this evening In Dollce court by a compromise.
Tom Wymond , It is understood , pays his
wlfo 31,500 and gives her a divorce. Each
liad the other arrested for assault with at
tempt to kill , they having exchanged pistol
shots ye terday , but without olfect , Wy
mend and his wife were both divorced before
marriage , their former consorts both living
hern now. Mrs. Wymond on two other oc
casions shot her husband , and a year ago in
a crowded theater shot at Wymond's former
wife , he receiving the shot in his hand In an
endeavor to wrench the pistol from her hand.
She has twice tried to commit suicide , and
on the wh ole the family has rather a hard
reputation. Wymond is wnll known through
out the state , having formerly been landlord
of the Grand Paeilio hotel , and is the person
mentioned In Mrs. Shellenbereer's state
ment and during Lee's trial as the "Tom"
who would see Lee through and who would
see that Mrs. Shellonbeuer would be put out
of the wav If she should inform on Lee. He
formerly kept a third-rate boarding house
and saloon , where Lee generally made his
home , and where several persona whose mys
terious deaths and disappearances were ac
credited to Shellonberger were last seen.
The recent trouble between Wymond and
his wife grow out of jealousy on Ills part , ac
cusing her of being too Intimate with a pho
tographer of very unsavory reputation.
The Accident of Mrs. General Knntz.
VALENTINE , Neb. , August 8. | Special
Telegram to the BKE.J Mrs. General Kautz ,
who was thrown from a carriage Saturday
while returning from thfl races with Lieuten
ant llutclieson , having her leg broken above
and below the knee and sustaining other in
juries , Is lying in a precarious condition.
Lieutenant llutclieson Is much blamed by the
officers of the post , AS the team ho was driv
ing had ran uway twice before.
They Ponied Up.
WEST POINT , Neb. , August a [ Special to
the BKE. | Three West Point sports , one of
whom was a night watchman , were in the
spirit the other morning and started out at
an early hour to paint the town. They
amused themselves for half an hour firing
their revolvers rather promiscuously In the
vicinity of a Main street pleasure resort , and
wore returning up town seeking new ex
ploits when the doughty damsel ot large ac
quaintance who presides over the destinies
of the ranch aforesaid followed thorn up , dis
covered their Identity and threatened to
bring them before the courts. Twenty-five
dollars cash , however , atoned for the indig
nity and no action was brought.
Additional Crop Reports.
Additional crop reports have been re
ceived from correspondents as follows :
| Special * to tlic Bee. I
CASS.
AVOCA , Nob. , August 8. Our small grain
Is all stacked and threshing in progress.
Wheat yields from 14 to 20 bushels ; quality ,
good. Barlev , 15 to 85 bushels ; color , good.
Corn Is suffering for rain. Present indica
tions arc a little over half a crop. Good raius
within a week will help late corn. Whether
it rains or not wo will have corn to ship. In
creased acreage or about 10 per cent. In small
grain would Indicate a decrease of 2 percent ,
in corn.
fUSTKB.
BKOKEN Bow , Nob. , August 8. Harvest Is
over and threshing begun. Wheat , 16 bush
els per acre , acreage 35 per cent , more than
18S6. Oats 40 bushels per acre , acreage 20 per
cent , increase. The aeienge of coin is 100
cept the very early planting and that but
slightly.
AUNOI.D , Neb. , August 8. Harvest is over.
Wheat Increased average 20 per cent , yield
20 bushels , quality good. Oats Increased
acreage 15 per cent , yield 20 bushels , quality
light , about half sown a total failure. Kye
Increased acreage 10 per cent , 10 bushels ,
quality good. Potatoes Increased acreage
15 per cent , 75 bushels. Corn Increased
acreage 'M per cent , early corn damaged 10
per rent by drought , late full crop , yield 50
bushels ( probable. ) Grass Yield 20 per cent
short , quality excellent
CUMINO.
WEST POINT , Neb. , August 8. Curnlng
county farmers have just finished harvesting
and threshing has been begun. The crop of
small grain is much larger and of better qual
ity than anticipated , even during the harvest.
In most parts of the county , oats average
45 bushels and wheat about 18 bushels per
acre. Returns from the southeastern portion
of the county , where the spring drouglit was
most severe , will lessen these ngures a little ,
but not materially. The corn crop Is the best
ever known at the season , and many farmers
predict an average yield of 45 bushels per acre
tor the acreage , both of corn and small grain
is ten per cent larger than In iSbA. The
grass crop has grown very much during the
last three or four weeks , and will be much
better than was anticipated. Farmers hero
are greatly encouraged of late , especially
since the location of Armour and other large
packers In Omaha gives promise of a good
hog market nearer homo , a steady and in
creasing demand for farm land has begun ,
and many predict that Cumlng county dirt
will soon prove a bananza to investors.
bAlll'Y.
PAriu.ioN , Neb. , August 8. Harvest is
completed. Oats yield 75 per cent , ucreaeo
increase 10 per cent ; corn yield 20 per cent ,
acreage Increase 10 per cent. Potatoes and
fruits will average 50 per cent ,
DIXON.
PONCA , Neb. , August 8. In Dlxon county
this year them were 0,000 acres ot wheat , and
11,033 acrt s of oats , all of which has been har
vested. The average yield of wheat through
out will bo 20 bushels to the acre. Average
of oats per acre , 50 bushels. A much larger
yield in some localities. It Is the best wheat ,
oat and corn crop ever known In the county.
There are 30.123 acres of corn. It Is now
nearly past nil danger and will yield from 75
to lee bushels to the acre. The county has
21,327 trult trees , and 0,200 grape vines.
JEI'KKIISON.
FAiitnunv , Neb. , August 8. The prospects
for the corn crop have brightened vtry much
In the last few days. A line rain fall Thurs
day night. Corn will do very much better
than was reported In the crop reports pub
lished by you last Saturday.
NEBRASKA MIXISTBI S B1OBBKD.
Seventh-Day Advcntlst Apostles
rtouchly Handled In Minnesota.
WINOKA , Minn , , August 8. The tent In
which Hevs , Hosier and Schulz , Seventh-day
Adventlsts from Nebraska , were holding re
vival services , was attacked by a mob of 200
Germans and Poianders last night ahd pulled
down. The congregation resisted and n free
fight ensued , in which several persons were
hurt The villagers object to the rellclous
observance ot Sututday instead of Sunday.
Wanted Bigger Debt.
SAN FitANCisco , August 8. Nothing o
general Interest was developed in the hear
ing before the Pacific commission to-day , be
yond the statement of Secretary Miller , o
the Central Pacific , that the capital stock o !
the road was increased to 8100,000,000 in 1W1S
because the law prohibited any corporation
from Incurring debts hi excess of the par
value of stock , and the Increase was liifd to
enable the company to contract greater In-
Uebtedness , . . . , . '
UISTHIIHII1 M. 19 Pvk riMt , N w Y ik. I
IMPORTANT TO INVENTORS.
A New Departure In Inning Patents
Promulgated.
WASHINGTON , August 8. The commis
sioner of patents bos rendered a decision on
one of the most Important questions which
ms recently como before the otllro. The do-
islon Involve ! the technical construction of
claims In patents in the employment therein
of abstract phraseology , general. Indefinite
and vacue terms , such as "means , " "median-
sm , " which may bo construed to so broaden
nnd expand the Invention that everything In
the art is covered. All futnro Inventors are
required to nay tribute , and the pub
ic perpetually taxed. The commis
sioner says the otllco Is required
to be vigilant that an applicant shall
not obtain claims which mislead , vex and
larass the general public ; but hold him to
his distinct Invention as set forth In his
claims not what It is capable of being ex
panded Into by general and Indefinite lan-
uuago. The commissioner holds that while
a pa ten ten Is at liberty to employ such Ian-
Rimgn and phrases as ho elects , ho Is required
to point nut his particular Invention , so that
the people may not bo deluded nor the In
ventive genius of the public deterred or
Frightened from pursuits In the same nrt or
field of Invention by a patent containing
equivocal claims which In elTcct would sup
press all further Improvement.
Bids For the Cruisers.
WASHINGTON , August 8. Bids were
opened to-day In the olllce of the secretary of
: lie navy for the construction of the cruisers
ast provided for by congress. These are ,
Newark No 1 , four thousand tons displace
ment ; cruisers Nos. 4 and 5 , four thousand
tons each , and gunboats Nos. S and 4 , seven
teen hundred tons each. The bids were of
three classes , first for hull and machinery
upon the plans of department ; second , hull
and machinery upon contractors own plans :
third , hull after the department plans and
machinery after builders plans , approved by
department There wns but one bid on the
Newark. It was by William uramp & Sons
nnder class one , 81,048,000. The Union Iron
works of San Francisco bid underclass ono
tor cruisers 4 and 6 at S 1.428,000. Cramp &
Sons bid on them at 11,410,000 each. Under
class two at Sl.SvS.OOO each ; under class two
with special modifications , 3l.U50.000 each ;
under class three at $1.465,000. Cramp bid
for two gunboats at 8405,000 , and N. F. Pal
mer < fc Co. , of New York , bid for the same
5490,000. Secretary Whitney said to an asso
ciated press reporter that it was a great re
lief to his mind to get this out ot the way.
Ho added that the requirements which the
contractors assume arc more exacting than
In the case of any previous bidding.
Postal Chances.
WASHINGTON , August 8. [ Special Tele-
pram to the BEE. | The name of the post-
ollico at Burnett , Madison county , was
changed to-day to Lildou. The poslolllce
at Battle Ben , Custer county , was discon
tinued to-day.
The following changes In star schedule In
Nebraska were made to-day Indian Creek
to York : Leave Indian Creek Tuesdays ,
Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 p. m. , arrive at
York by 5 p. m. ; leave York Tuesdays ,
Thursdays and Saturdays at 0 a. m. , arrive at
Indian Creek by 12 m.
Ogallala to Phebe Leave Ogallala Satur
days at 0 a. m. , arrive at Phobe by 0 p. m.
Leave Phebo Fridays at 6 a. m. , arrive nt
Ogallala by 0 p. m.
Site of post office at Box Elder , Ked Will-
nrd countv , changed , one-halt a mile south ;
site at Kirk wood , Crown county , changed
two and one-quarter miles southeast ; slto at
Movllle , Woodbury county , Iowa , changed
ono mile northeast.
Samuel Edinond commissioned fourth class
post master at Belle wood , la. , and Paul Smith
at Laurel , la.
Pensions Grnnted.
WASHINGTON , August 8. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE.I The following Iowa pon-
sionswere granted to-day : George W. Thomp
son , Oskaloosa ; William West , Corning ;
Henry Iloutz , Appanooso ; John L. Cartnal ,
Farmlngtown ; Lewis 11. Sheery , Klchland ;
Albert F. Dow , Newton ; Einerys Allen ,
Kleir ; John WlxenWebster City ; Abraham
Sayors , Camrria ; Jonn P. Creager , Logan ;
Samuel M. Wasliburn , New London ; Jacob
Maring , County Line ; Horace Wheeler , Al-
gona ,
Mexican war : Holla Ellis , Carbon.
Nebraska pensions : Peter Basnuln ,
Alma ; Isaac L. Grandon , Crockston ; Frank
B. Field , Culbertson ; Judsou A. Hall , New
port.
Missouri River Improvement.
WASHINGTON , August 8. Captain James
B. Quinn , United States epginccr , In his an
nual report recommands the appropriation
of 3100,000 for expenditure the next fiscal
year upon the Missouri river irom Sioux City
to Fort Bentou. Ho says as far as benollttlng
navigation Is concerned he sees no use In
spending any great amount on improving
the Upper Missouri river , but the existence
of a practical channel will , he think ? , secure
lower freight rates by rail , and upon this
theory ho makes his recommendation.
Army Orders.
WASHINGTON , August 8. [ Special Telegram
gram to the BEE.I The resignation of First
Lieutenant F. J. A. Darr , twelfth infantry ,
has been accepted by the president , to take
effect September 1. Ho has been granted
leave until that day. Captain D. J. Young ,
ordnance store keeper has been relieved
from duty at Watervliet arsenal , New York ,
and ordered to duty at Watcrtown arsenal ,
Mass. Captain A. Perrlne , sixth cavalry ,
has been granted four months oxtention of
leave.
International Medical Congress.
WASHINGTON , August 8 The programme
for the International medical congress , to beheld
held In this city in September , has been completed
pletod , with the exception of the arrange
ments for the reception by President Cleve
land. The meeting will bo opened Monday ,
September 5.
Accepting the Offer.
WASHINGTON , August 0. The applica
tions received at the treasury department to
date for the prepayment of Interest on regis
tered bonds are as follows : 4 per cents.
82.468,2504K ; per cents , S'J,715,000 ; and Pa
cific railroad bonds , 800,000 ; total ,
50.
The Cable Rate.
NEW Yonir , August 8. John W. Mackay ,
through Manazor Platt of the Nevada bank
ot San Francisco , says ho never authorized
the published statement to the elfect that the
cable rate had been agreed upon at 40 cents
per word.
A leading official ot the Western Union
said tills afternoon that a plan for the settle
ment of the cable war had been nearly con
summated. The. rate about agreed on Is 3.5 to
40 cents a word and Wednesday may see cs
tabllshed the biggest cable pool over formed.
Visible Statement.
CHICAGO , August 8. The visible supply of
grain as compiled by the secretary of the
board of trade to-day Is as follows tor the
week ending August 0 :
Bushels Bushels
Wheat ! WGyoooo , , Corn 7.oi : , < )00 )
Oats 2fi69,000 Uye .TOO.OOO
Barley 120,000
The Milwaukee Disaster.
MILWAUKEE , \Yls. , August 8. Thus far
only two deaths have occurred from tlm ac
cident atVolf A Davidson's ship yard. No
one has been reported misslne to-day am
it is thought there are no bodies In the ship.
The Inquest will bo held Friday ,
Death at a Picnic.
LOUISVIU.K , Ky. , Augusts. John Doors
while misbehaving at a picnic In Calloway
county , was fatally Phot by Frank Collie
manager of the all air. Doors drew his knife
and fatally cut Collie as ho fell dead at Col
lie's feet
Fire lit Noodloi , Ariz.
FLAOSTAFK , Ariz. , August 8. Fire a
Needles. ArlzJ , thh morning destroyed the
Brinclnal business portion "ot 'town , 'Loss
WOW ; Insurance , small ,
SPORTS AND PASTIMES ;
) maha Takes Another Drubbing
Topeka The Lincoln-Wichita Faroe ,
THIS WEEK'S TROTTING MEET.
Omaha Itacos Begin To-inorrow-
The Clarke-Hart Flcht and Iowa
Law The Yachts lie *
calmed , Ktc.
A niuo Monday Game.
The fates anil Topckas were both agalnsl
he Oimihas yesterday , and homo talent
Iropped another ball , to the v ry robust dls *
gust of the two or three hundred people who
vltnessed the struggle. But notwlthstand-
ng tlio fact that the fates and Topokas word
ead fornlnst "our boys , " It did look as If
hey could have made a Uttlo bottnr showing
iad they played with their usual vim and
vigor. BarUson , that gem of a young pitcher.
vas pounded unmercifully , and Kreliuioyer
vas sadly deficient In backstopplug , while
the whole team wns morn or less off and
tullty of some very "yellow" ball. Thou , on
op of all tlita , the umpire , no lens a person *
ago than Omaha's elongated catcher , Jant-
/un. gave the boys ono of tna
coldest deals they have ever had ,
calling balls and strikes'on Bartson with a
eckless prodigality that was discouraging.
then too , every close decision ho made was
adverse to his own men , aud It is no wonder ;
hat the team went to pieces.
As usual tlio Omahas started out well ,
Walsh oponme up the music with a cracking
hreo bagger to right , and trotting home a
moment later on a half passed ball. Diclc
Dwyer Also drove a safe ono to right , Messltl
struck out and Bader got his base on balls.
Genins knocked ouo through which Johnson
and Dwyer both scored. Bandle , however ,
fouled out and the Topekas came In.
Stern wont to first on balls , and to third
on a passed ball. Werden was hit by Bart-
sou , and went to second on another passed
mil. Johnson hit to Fusselbach , who lost
ils head comuletcly , aud Instead of
cutting otf Steams , who had started
'or homo , threw to first , but too
ate , Johnson reaching the bag in safety and
btoarns scoring , while Werden wont to third ,
Macullar then lined ono out to right ana
Werdeu aud Johnson scored. Goldsby
fanned out , Snood lilt safe past second , and
on Ardner's long out to Bader aud Sullivan's
safe hit scored. Conway went out to Bader.
Flvo runs were In and Omaha's chances
iad gone glimmering.
In the second , third and fourth innings the
local team was gooso-cgced. but In the fifth ,
on a little hitting and a Uttlo luck , managed
to score two runs , and ono more , their last ,
In the ninth.
The Topckns added a tally to their side in
both the third nnd fourth , and In the eighth ,
on three successive nlnirles , and a tlireo.ban-
rcr by Johnson , piled np tluon more , swell
ing their total lo eleven. And thus the miser *
able apology of a game ended.
Following is
THE 8COIIE.
Runs earned Omaha 2 , Topeka 5.
Two-base hits Macullar.
Three-base hits Walsh , Johnson.
Homo runs 0.
Lett on bases Omaha 7 , Topeka 0.
Double plays Genlns to Walsh.
Struck out By Bartson 2 , Sullivan 4.
Base on balls By liartson it , Sullivan 4.
Bases given for hitting man with ball- *
Bartson 1 , Sullivan 2.
Passed balls Krehmoyer 1. Konyon 2.
Wild pitches Hanson 2. Sullivan 1.
Bases stolen Omaha 4. Topoku 5 ,
Time of game Two hours.
Umpire Jan tzon.
To-day 'a Uame.
In to-day's game , which Is called nt 4
o'clock , the positions in both teams will be as
follows :
Omaha. Pos. Topoka.
Jantzen . c . Gunson
liar DC r . p . Conway
Dwypr . 1 . Stearns
Mossltt . 3 . Ardner
Fusselbach . 3. . Johnson
Walsh . s . Macullav
Bader . I . Goldsby
Genlns . tn . Werden
Dandle . . . . . .r. . . Sneed
Lincoln 4O , Wichita 7.
LINCOLN , Neb. , August 8. ( Special Tele
gram to the BKE. I The first game of the
Lincoln vs. Wichita series was a featureless
exhibition of ball pitying. The homo team
batted the ball almost at will and the errors
of the visitors were very many. The score
stood 40 to 7 :
scour nv
_
ro ; . AH. u. in. 1-0. A. it.
Beckley . Ib G 4 G U 0 0
L ng . 3b
Schalfer . rf 8 G 5 7 3 0
Dolan . c 8 4 G 0 0 0
Hoover . If
Herr . f > s
Hughes . 2b
Unit . cf 0 5 G 1 0 0
Urown . . . p 8 6 5 0 U 0
Totals . 74 40 M 27 17 a
WICHITA. _ I'OH. AH. it. In. ro. A. K.
Romp . rf G ! l a l 0 l
Daniels . 2b
Shanlnglmuser . : ib 5 l I ! 4 3 9
Haler . If C 1 3 C 0 1
Whistler . Ib 5 l : i 8 3 3
McLellnn . ss
Baldwin . p
Lclghton . c
Schneider . cf 0 10 1 3
Totals . „ . 45 7 15 20 10 15
BCOHE IIV INNINGS.
Lincoln 7 ' 0 4 3 2 20 4 4 2-4(1 (
Wichita 1 0 1 0 H 0101-7
Itunsearned Lincoln 35 , Wichita 5.
Two-base hits Brown , Hmnp , JIalor ,
Lang , Dolan (2) ( ) , Herr , Hughes.
Three-base hits Brown , Hemp.
Struck out by Drown 0 , Baldwin 1.
Umpire Swarlzel.
Hnntlnits 1H , Kansas City U.
HASTINGS , Neb. , August 8. [ Special Tele
gram to the HUM. ) Hastings easily deleated
Kansas City. The following Is the score :
Hastings. . . , 2 4-18
KiinsasClty 1 20004030 0
Huns earned Hastings 13 , Kansas City 2.
Two bahii hits Curtis , 2. Thrco base hits-
Curtis Homerans , Uoynolds. Passed balls-
Graves 4. Bases on balls Shea 7 , Wherlo 1.
Tlmo 2 houis 10 minutes. Umpire Crosth-
walte.
National IJOBKUO Games.
PiTTHiiiMio , Auciist 8. The game be
tween thu Pittsburg and Washington teams
to-day resulted as tollows
Pittsburp 2 00000000 3
Washington 0 0003104 * 8
Pitchers Gnlvln nnd Gllmoro. Base
'jesultcd ' as follows ;
.Chlcnco f..0 3'0.0-(0 5 1 * 4
.Ve\v Vojk..2 . . 0(0 I. . 8 0 0 0 i- $
i