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OMAHA DAILY BEE.
SEVENTEENTH YEAR OMAHA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. AUGUST 10 ! 1887. NUMBER 58-
MISTAKEN FOR A POLECAT ,
Hiram Bchoonover Shoots Dawn His Moth
er-in-law in Cornfield
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LITTLE BOYS HANG ANOTHER.
A Shooting Affair at Nebraska City
History of Dick Foster's Crime
Thaycr Talk * to the
Boboul Teacher * .
Thought film Wan a Hkunk.
BBOWNVII.LE , Neb. , August a [ Special
Correspondence of the BKE. | The examina
tion of Hlrnm Schoonovcr for the murder
ot his mother-in-law , Mrs. Sloss , bas devel
oped a queir state ot facts. Schoonover cul
tivates a farm near town. For weeks past
his melon patch and cornlleld have suffered
from the depredations of the small boy , and
Hiram decided to lay for him. On Saturday
night armed with a shotgun nnd dog ,
he waited for the enemy. About 10 o'clock
nn object appeared In the corn and slowly
approached. The dog sprang at the Intruder
and suddenly retreated. The action of the
dog convinced Schoonover that the Intruder
was a sKunk , and as soon as it came within
lighting distance ho tired. Springing to the
place where the victim fell ho found that ho
had shot his mother-in-law , Mrs. Mary J.
Sloss , an old lady aged seventy. The charge
of small shot penetrated her left thigh , pro
ducing a frightful wound and causing death
in a few hours.
Coroner Operman took charge of the re
mains , empanelled a jury and field an exam
ination of witnesses on Sunday. Mr. and
Mrs. Schoonover , their son Henry and sev
eral neighbors were examined. The only
point differing from the facts above related
was made by George Sherburn and Colonel
S. M. Klch , neighbors. The former testified
that Mrs. Sloss complained that she was
not well treated by Schoonover and that ttie
people need not be surprised If they should
iind her dead some day. aherburn further
testified that Schoonover said to him last
spring that if Mrs. Sloss would perfect the
title to her property and then peg out he
would bo fixed. Colonel Klch stated
that Mrs. Sloss came to him to have her will
drawn and oxpro.ssed the fear that the
Schoonovers would kill her. She did not
wish to leave her property to them. Schoon
over denied the conversation sworn to by
Sherburn , and exclaimed , with tears In his
eyes , " 1 killed the old lady , but 1 wouldn't
have done It for anything If 1 had known ft
was her. I love her now , and she couldn't
ha\e done anything mean enough to make
mo not love her. I would as soon shot my
self or any of my children. " The moon was
rising when the accident happened. He
could not explain why Mrs. Slws did not
speak before the shooting , Ho did not think
of speaking himself. He thought the old
lady did not care whether she was Killed or
not , as she was tired of the world. She had
a strange weakness for roaming In the fields
at night and taking things , and near where
the body was found tlieio were several ears
of corn which she had taken from the stalks
that night.
The jury returned a verdict "that Mrs.
Sloss came to her death by the hands of
Hiram Schoonover. who shot heron August
6,1887 , about 10 o'clock p. m. , with a smooth
bore rlflo loaded with line shot , and we , the
jury , find him euilty of manslaughter. "
Schoonover has lived In this vicinity for
twenty-one years , and has always borne a
fair reputation. All sorts of rumors arc
now afloat regarding his family troubles , and
many are disposed to believe that there was
more method than accident In the tragedy.
Another Account.
BIIOWNVILI.E , Neb. , August 8. [ Special
Telegram to bo BKE. ] Iltram Schoonover ,
a resident of this community , shot and
killed his mother-in-law , Mrs. Sloss , Satur
day evening about 10 p. m , mistaking her foi
a Rkunic. The old lady had been In the habit
of taking corn from her son-in-law without
leave and usually In the night It Is reported
that the parties were not on the best terms ,
The circumstances seem against Schoon
over , but he claims to bo Innocent
and that It was a mistake
All parties were church members nnd activt
workers , and were supposed to bo a harmless
family. The coroner field an Inquest Sun
dav evening. The verdict rendered Monday
found Schoonover guilty of manslaughter
Schoonover was brought before the Justice
court yesterday afternoon , waived examlna
tlon and was bound over In the sum of $1,000
Ho could not give ball , so ho Is now lu jal
awaiting trial.
A Dodga County Boiiflatlon.
FKKMONT , Nob. , August U. [ Special t <
the BEE. ] Another Dodge county sensa
tion , nnd this time , as usual , it Is located h
the vicinity of North Bond. The man whc
furnishes the sensation Is a farmer namcc
Alonzo Parrlsh , living In Cotterell township
live miles northeast of North Bend. He ha
been a resident ot Dodge county for rnanj
years , and Is well known. A few days age
lie rame to Fremont and negotiated a loan ol
93,000 on a portion ot his farm , Inducing hi
wlfo to sign the mortgage by promise that t
portion of It should bedevoted to paying ar
Indebtedness of 8800 on another piece o
laud. Parrlsh has not been heard from slnci
Saturday , and It is now surmised that h
has jumped the country alter realizing al
he could from his property , and leaving hi
family almost penniless. Yesterday Mrs
Parrlsh came to town and through her attor
noyn , Frick & Dolezal , began action for dl
vorce. Her petition sets forth that Parrlsl
has brutally treated her for many years , am
has made thnlr household a place of discon
and unhapplness. It Is supposed that Par
rlsh has gone away with a woman name
Warren with whom he Is charged In th
divorce petition as having had Illicit relations
Thnycr Talks to Toachers.
NOHKOI.K , Neb. , Augustt ) . [ Special to th
BEK. | Governor Thayer was In the city yes
terday In response to thn Invitation o
County Superintendent Bohannon to dellve
an address before the teachers of the Mad
son county Institute. A committee ot th
school board and sovnral citizens mot him t
the train and escorted him to the restdenc
of Colonel Cotton , who entertained nil
while hero , giving an Informal reception fo
his benefit In the evening. Later In th
evening he addressed the teachers and cltl
zens at a public meeting at the opera houst
Ho touched upon the Influence of teachers li
molding the minds of the young , and dwel
with especial emphasis and at conslderabl
length on the modern tendency to agnost
cism , He regarded thn efforts of those wli
were seeking to destroy Christian belle
without offering a better substitute as
special evil. Although not a professor o
religion himself , the governor paid a ware
tribute to chrUtalnlty , saying that since h
had been selected for the high ollice whlc
ho holds , his attention had boon drawn mur
and more to the subject and fron ; a govert
mental htandpoint lie was led to regard tli
religion ot thn bible as the basts of all goo
government , all law and society.
Shooting at Nebraska City.
NEIIKASKA Crrr , Neb. , August 0. ffape *
Ul telegram to the BEE. ] Another shootln
affair occurred on Main street this evenliij
Tha cause leading thereto Is said to be
prominent grocery man named L. W. Lloy <
who has a number of time s Insulted an
made Indecent proposals to his lady cu
toiuers. His last break was , so It is said , i
the wife of Mr. Samuel Clmidin , who wet
to the store to call him to account for 1
LUnd struck Chaplin several times aero :
the face with a whip , whereupon the latu
drew a revolver aud shot Lloyd throii < h ti
tlrshypitrt ot his arm. Both parties wei
nrrr.sted , Moyd being let ot with a line i
(4 and costs , while Chaplin was bonn
over for hearing to-morrow. Llojdtaysl
Is Innocent ot the charge ot insult ,
i Dick Foster's Crime.
NKUIUSKA CITV , Neb. , August 0. fSp
claltothe BKK.I Dick Foster , whose-p
don and death the BKK made mention c
Mveral days ago , was sent up for life .fro
Diet MUBtj Ja 1970.lot me mimler ol ;
Davis , a negro , some time during 1869. Dur
ing the day of the murder Davis and Foster
were engaged In a game ot poker tn a room
at the rear ot the old News building , which
ended In a quarrel. After separating Davis
walked up tlio street and met several women
about town and returned with them down
'town , passing Foster , and as they did so
Davis Jostled the women up against roster ,
who Instantly drew n revolver and pointed
It at Davis , who remarked with a defiant
laugh that hn "ate those things every mornIng -
Ing before breakfast" Foster replying "thon
eat this , " and shot him dead on the spot He
then walked leisurely UD the street cracking
a whip which ho carried , and was greatly
surprised when arrested for "simply Killing
n nigger. " HU petition for a pardon has
been before every governor since that time-
Nance and Dawes both having made prom
ises of a favorable consideration of his cose
though they were never fulfilled
Mllltla Officers Elected.
FHEMONT , Neb. , Augusta [ Special Tele
gram to ths BEE.I A meeting of the of
ficers of the ten companies , of the Second
regiment National guards , was held here
to-nlcht at the armory of company E , First
regiment. There was a full attendance from
allthocompanles. Adjutant General Call
presided at the mooting. Captain Franklin
Sweet of Clarks. was unanimously chosen
colonel of the Second regiment ; Alde-do-
Comp McCann , of Hey Springs , was chosen
lieutenant colonel ; Captain George Cross , of
Falrbury , was elected mayor. Governor
Thayer was present and made an interesting
address to the officers. Congressman Dor-
sey also responded to a call and promised
his best efforts In promoting the Interests of
the Nebraska Mational guards. The best of
eellngs and general enthusiasm prevailed.
Red Liquor and Red Men.
FALLS CITY , Neb. , August 9. A jug of
whisky was uncorked by half-breed Indians
n the reservation southwest of here , ten
days ago , to stimulate a celebration. Amid
he festal whoops of the mongrel reds , W Il
ia tn Barada dug up the hatchet and carved
he scalp of Peter Dedler. The row occurred
at the residence of the Knap pa. Dedler died
of his Injuries Sundav , and Barada was ar-
ested by the Kansas authorities and will be
prosecuted for murder. The crime was com
mitted on the Nebraska side of the line , but
ictim died on the Kansas side.
Farmers Successfully Co-operate.
OAKI.ANP , Neb. , Aupist 9. [ Special to
ho Br.n. ] The Farmers' union of this place
s no longer an experiment It has proven a
ieclded success to the farmers and Is fast
aklng the lead In the corn market. In the
ast two weeks the union has shipped more
corn than was over shipped trom hero In the
same length of tlmo. Four car loads were
shipped to-lay. George Osborn , the manager ,
s fully determined to make the union take
he lead In Hurt county for buying grains ,
aud his efforts arc appreciated.
Two Boyn Hang Another.
CREIOIITON , Neb. , August 9. [ Special Tel
egram to the BEE.I Two of the boys of this
own , aged fourteen , wanted to play a prac-
icaljoke on an eight-year-old boy at 10
o'clock this morning by hanging him to a
> eam with a rope. They came near making
he Job perfecl , as the victim's eyes were
orced slightly out of their sockets and an
igly blue mark shows where thn rope was
wound his neck. Dime novels were the
irluio factor lu the way of a cause ,
Campmeotlng at Fremont.
FHEUONT , Neb. , August 9. [ Special to the
BEE. ] The Omaha District Mothodlst
campmcetlng opens here to-morrow. It will
jo held in Honors' grove , a mile northeast of
own. Tlio place has been nlcelv prepared
"or the occasion and It is anticipated that
.here will be a good attendance. Capacious
tents for meetlnss and a number of private
ones are on the grounds.
Appointed Deputy Oil Inspector.
LINCOLN , Neb. , August 9. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] Governor Thayer has
appointed O. U. Phillips , ot Beatrice , as one
of the deputy oil Inspectors , with headquar
ters at Beatrice.
NATIONAL , HEADQUARTERS.
They will bo Built tn Chicago by the
W C. T. 0.
CHICAGO , August 9. On tha 13th of July
the secretary of state ot Illinois Issued ar
ticles ot incorporation to a company at Ctu-
caeo , known as "The Woman's Christian
Temperance BulIdlngnAssoclatlon , " with a
capital of 810,000 , shares of $100 each. The
incorpoiators are Matilda B. Carse , Francis
Wlllard. Esther Pm-'h , William Deering and
James B. Uobbs. The purpose Is for a build
ing in Chlcogo to bo used as national head
quarters of the W. C. T. U. , and as a temper
ance training school and hall. It Is also
meant that this enterprise shall become a
source of revenue to the national society ,
The plan Is , that while the building is In
tended , In the first place , to furnish head
quarters of the national W. C. T. U. It 1 <
also to be a great office building , and will
bring In a rental ot 9135,000 a year. The
ground has been secured for It In the very
heart of the city. The structure will cost
about 8000,000 and to * cover this $000,000
worth of bonds will be Issued. The com
mittee having the matter In charge , to-day
Issued a call to all friends of temperance foi
contributions to aid in carrying out this
work. _
The Drought-Stricken Region.
CHICAGO , August 9. The telegrams re
celved this morning from central point !
throughout the entire 75,000 square miles ol
the drought-stricken northwestern countrj
shows the fearful sun scorching ot all vege
tatlon continues unabated. Not a drop ol
rain has fallen except eight-one hundrethi
of an Inch at Des Motnes , a ban
sprinkle on the deep dust Loca
observations In various districts give but little
tlo hope of a break within the coming twen
ty-four hours. A trifle cooler weather anc
scattered light showers am expected tn semi
places , but the conditions are such that I
the possible little moisture and coolness an
at all delayed their effect will be totally los
In the spcmlug Imminent further genera
rise of the temperature trom cud to end o
drought region.
Never before have farmers and resident !
of the suburbs about the city suffered so f rou
heat aud dry weather. All around vege
tables In small gardens have been killed. Al
along the railroad tracks the prairies are on
nro aud the residents of the suburbs an
called out at all hours of the day and nlghl
to combat the flames. Water Is very scarce
Cisterns and wells are alike empty and thi
createst economy of the precious fluid Is ob
served. Cattle are suffering greatly. A
Washington Heights water bas been si
scarce that It finds a ready sale at 5 cents i
pall.
Suloldo of a Magdalen.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , August 9. ( SpecialTele
gram to the BEE ] . Jennie Berkshire , an In
mate of a Jules street sporting house , at
tempted to commit suicide this afternoor
about S o'clock by taking a heavy dose o
merphlne. A physician was called , but thi
girl will probably die.
Two Railroaders Killed.
Bonnr.NTowN , N. J. , August 9. In a co !
lislon between two freight trains on th
Pennsylvania railroad , which occurred thi
rooming , a fireman was killed and a brake
man fatally woundvd.
Vitas' Vacation.
WASHINGTON , August 9. Postmxstei
General Vllas will leave here to-morrow 01
his summer vacation , a portion of which h
will spend at his home In Wlsco nsln. Ho o
poets to be absent several weeks.
Electric lit ht Mnn Convene.
BOSTON , August 9. Tba sixth annuo
meeting of the National Electric Llght-asso
elation coiuened this forenoon. ; '
. Denlti of an Old Merchant.
' BOSTON , August 9 , Henry Hastings , on
of the oldest merchants of'Boston-died thj
SWEPT BY SHEETS OF FLAME ,
Furious Forest Fires Raging in Sections
of Wisconsin ,
LOSS OF PROPERTY ENORMOUS.
Field * of Grain and Acres of Timber
Annihilated By the Blazing
Besom Rain Cornea to
the Resoae.
Destructive Forest Flrps.
NEILSVILLE , VVis. , August 0. Forest fires
have broken out again In this vicinity and
are causing considerable damage. The east
fork of the logging camp of Charles Squires
burned , causing heavy loss. A lire broke out
yesterday on Wedges creek near Ilewolls-
vllle and Is spreading radidly. Considerable
apprehension is felt here and the city has been
thoroughly wet down by the waterworks.
Everything Is very dry and If there
Is no rain within the next twenty-four hours
greater damage than that Inflicted last year
may be expected. All day yesterday a heavy
Kale ot wind prevailed , which swept the
names and destroyed everything betore It
Mews has just been received that a large
stave mill of lleln A Meyer , on Wedges creek
together with thousands ot dollars' worth ot
staves , is In great danter , and a crew of
men have started from this city to fight the
flames. A fierce fire is raging In the wood
marsh southeast of Portage. A force of men
is hard at work lighting the flames. A largo
amount ot hay has been burned and other
property IB In danger.
GIIAND HAFIDS , Mich. , August 9. Forest
fires are raging fearfully In the northern
part of Kent county. Woods nnd tields in
every direction about Cedar Springs are entire
tire and nearly everybody Is engaged In fightIng -
Ing flames , trying to save farm property.
Fences and timber burned is vali'ed at sev
eral thousand dollars. Fanned by a brisk
breeze the flames spread rapidly. If uln docs
not come there will be heavy losses. Crops
are suffering terribly. A lire broke out In
the pineries near ( irantvllle yesterday after
noon and there Is danger of the village
burning up. Fires are also burning In the
marshes near the city and the smoke Is thick
ail about.
COLEMAN , Mich. , August 9. The Colnman
Charcoal company , with 300 cords of wood
belonging to Knapp & Burrlngton , totally
burned yesterday alternoon by forest fires.
Loss unknown at present Other property is
In great danger.
ST. IONACE , Mich. , August 0,10:30 : p. m.
A change In the wind to the northeast this
morning saved tlio town. All danger is now
belle vert to be past
MILWAUKEE , Wls. , August 9. Specials to
the Evening Wisconsin say at (5roon Bay
the tire has caused a loss of 330,000 by the
burning of ' .20,000 cords of wood. In the
town of Bellevue a stable with three teams
of horses , harness and farm machinery was
destroyed. Farmers at Fond du Lao have
turned out on masse to tight the ilames ,
which are reported to be spreading rapidly.
MUSKEQON , Mich. , August 9. Stluison &
Fay , Hackley & liume , and F. Alberts are
meeting with heavy losses by the destruction
of lumber on their mill docks. Several tires
occurred last night.
DETROIT , Mlcli. , August 9. Nine business
houses , the Carson hotel and other propel ty
burned at Sandusky , Mich. , to-day. No
lives were lost. The liie originated in a
swamp.
DETIIOIT , Mich. , August 9. A Fr e Press
special from Grand Ilaplds says : Flies are
still raging north and south of here. At
Cedar Springs the fire is still raging and
every man who can be had Is working heroic
ally. Konorts trom the sonth , on the Lake
Shore road , say fires are raging in the woods
badly and at Urandvlllo Is still burning in
the lowlands. From the north discouraging
reports are received hero to-ulght At Craf-
ton , four miles from Kalkaska , the flames
destroyed a large amount of farm buildings
and fences. Around Kingsley miles of
fences and many fields were burned over.
At Ashton the fires are raging bndly. Around
Als and west toward Lhcboygan the fires are
burning large tracts of valuable pine and
hard wood.
Heavy Gain In Wisconsin.
MILWAUKEE , Wls. , August 9. About a
o'clock to-night a gale swept over the city ,
the wlud blowing at the rate of a mile a
minute. The main building and several
minor structures on the state fair grounds at
cold spring park were completely wrecked.
A heavy rain fell , lastlngfan hour. Advices
received at the railway oHices Indicate that
the rain Is pretty general throughout the
state , putting an end to the drought that has
lasted for sixty days and that has caused
thousands of dollais of loss to farmers.
Reports fron- the southern tier of counties
are to the effect that wells and creeks are all
dried up , and that farmers have been com
pelled to remove their stock to places where
they could secure water. The dry condition
of the country caused the fires to spread with
great rapidity and for several days farmers
hove been plowing large furrows around
their hay stacks to prevent their summer's
work from going up In flames. To-night's
rain will afford only temporary relief , how
ever , unless there Is more of It soon.
Agricultural Subjects Discussed.
NEW YOUK , August 9. The American
Agricultural association held Its first annual
session to-day at Coltimola college. Trot
Sturtevant , of the New York Experimental
Institute at Geneva , presided. The attend'
ance was numerous and was composed of
representatives from nearly every part of the
state , "Indigenous Locusts" was the sub
ject presented by Clarence M. Weed , stale
entomologist of Illinois. A paper whlcti
commands absorbing Interest was one ol
Prof. Wylie on sorghum as a sugar produc
ing plant Experience taught him. he said ,
that it was undesirable. Dr. C. V. Uoilly ,
United States entomologist at Washington ,
agreed with Prof. Wylle. Mr. K. Terrence ,
a Japanese gentleman commissioned to
studv agriculture in this country by his gov *
eminent , said the experiment of maklnc
sugar from sorghum was successfully tried IK
Japan.
Among the papers read at the afternoon
session was one on "Diseases of lirooui
Corn , " by Prof. T. J. Barrett , of Champaigr
university , Illinois.
A Murderer Granted a Stay.
ST. JOSEIMI , Mo. , August 9. [ Special Telegram
ogram to the BEB. ] A stay of execution
was granted to-day by Judge Ulack , of th <
supreme court , to lironck , sentenced to be
hung In this city August 19. Tno stay of ex
ecution acts until the case can bo called uf
before the supreme court , which meets tin
third Tuesday in October. The ground 01
which the writ of error was allowed was tin
refusal of the lower court to allow an Inter
preter. A great deal of surprise was occa
tloned In this city by thn decision , as th <
murder was an atrocious one and the evi
dence overwhelming.
Foresters and Photographers.
CHICAGO , August 9. The biennial con
ventlon , or high court meeting of the Anclen
Order of Foresters , began here to-day. Flv
hundred delegates are present from all part
of the United Statesaud Canada.
The eighth annual convention of phc
tographcrs ot America opened to-day In th
exposition building. A large number o
delegates are present. The exhibit com
prises nearly 10,000 pictures ol vrrlous kind :
Broke Up the Band.
CONCOUD , N. II. , August a While members
bors of the local brass baud were practlcln ,
In rooms In the fourth story of a larg
wooden warehouse , tire broke out below an
spread rapidly. The men were compelled t
jump from the windows to the ground , a dli
lance of thirty feet , and a number of thei
were severely Injured.
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' Suicide of a Murderer. '
ST. Louis , August 9. Jerry Pagels ; mur
derer of Samuel Kobn , for which he w
under sentence to be banged August 13 , con
milted .suicide In bis cell last night bycutti *
an alterj 'in his leli tun ,
WOMEN MISSIONARIES.
Cardinal Iiavlgerle Will Send Them
to Africa Belgium * Forest Fires.
I8S7 tl \ JrtHW * Corel in Dennttt. ]
s , August 0. [ New York llerald
Cable Special to the BKK. I Cardinal
Lavlgerlo loft Brussels to return to Paris this
morning. The real object ot his visit hero as
stated by him In an Interview with me at the
railway station this morning , Is to confer
with missionary congregations here to estab
lish at Maestrlch a seminary for women who
will be trained for the Catholic gospel In the
French African possessions and all other
African territory. It Is under Jjavlgerle's
religious jurisdiction. Women have never
before been employed as African
missionaries so this will constitute
a new era In ' African history.
Lavlgerlo says : "I fun convinced that
women will be able to civilize and christian
ize the African youth 'with ' far greater suc
cess than men and I have taken all the nec
essary measures to drill them for the work.
As regards the free state I will no longer
have anything to do with It The king has
requested me courteously to withdraw my
missions trom the Congo Free State his
majesty describing that religious work in
the free state Is being no longer carried on
by independent missions but by a regular
clergy depending upon thtr king and pope
alone. A seminary for training priests for
the Congo has been established here at Lou-
vain to realize the king's desire and when It
has turned out enough priests all foreign
missions will bo withdrawn from the free
state , only Belgians being utilized there.
The forest fires are still raging intensely.
The smoke from the woods suffocates people
approaching within , 300 yards cf the con
flagration. Tne gendarmes and forest keep
ers are now working ; with might and main to
stop the fire , but a down pour of rain alone
can have any effect It takes seven hours to
walk around the burning portion ot the
forest. The soil for miles around Is literally
red hot Children expressing fantastic
flames in the foliage exclaim :
"Look the . "
at beautiful golden trees.
Garter Defeats Goad ,
[ Copvrtuht 18S7 l > v Jama Gordon lidinctt. ]
LONDON , August 9. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. | E. C. Carter ,
of the New York Athletic club , met his old
opponent , W. N. Coad , the South London
harrier , this evening at the London Athletic
club's grounds , Stanford bridge , Chelsea , to
decide the supremacy In a four-mile run.
About 3,000 spectators came out. Including
representatives of all the cross-country clubs
around London and many Americans. The
grand stand hold many bookmakers , just
back from the Kempton park races , who
anxiously asked two to one on
Carter. In a select center , set
apart of officials and pressmen , was
Sir John Astioy , who is to bo referee In the
Kilrain-Smlth prize light. Precisely at 7
o'clock a cheer denoted that the men wore on
tlie ground , which was of cinder , with four
laps to the mile. Coad was wearing blue
trunks , with crimson stripes. Carter wore
the Now York scarlet and white and ap
peared in line condition. The tropical-like
heat had now cooled and a pleasant breeze
lining up from the northwest as the pistol
was lired for the start Coad led by four
ards for the first quarter. The race was
now anxiously followed by continuous
cheering , Coad seebilng to have all thr
boisterous sympathy , and fooIUhly spurting
until the first mile , when both
settled down to a better pace , and finished
, he second with Coad barely leading. On en-
erlm the eleventh lap Carter , without exhaustion
haustion , drew away , Coad appearing to be
couio suddenly weak , but struggled on until
thirty yards short of the third mile , when he
gave up , Carter being forty yards In front
The latter finished his third mile , keeping on
with loud cheering , which , now he had won ,
was transferred from Coad to himself ,
lie broke the tape at 30 minutes and 10
seconds , stopping Immediately to shake
Coad's prolfttred hand , when Carter's friends
broke into the grounds aud carried him
shoulders high Into the dressing room , where
he had a cold shower bath. Coad challenged
Carter to run again at Katham grounds , but
the latter declined , as the grounds are
thought by runners unfair , beiug uneven
and very small.
When your correspondent congratulated
arter he seemed pleased. "Do you run
again ? " I asked.
"Yes : at Dublin on the 24th , against F.
Conneff , the amatuer champion ol
Ireland , for twenty guineas and
gold medal , and sail for New York
in the Italy on the 30th. I shall have a hard
job to beat Caaneff , Out If 1 succeed I shall
have plenty of championships to take back
with me. "
"What are they , Mr. Carter ? "
"The four aud ten mile championship ol
England , the championship of Ireland , and
the satisfaction of Dealing Coad to-day , who
has already won two southern counties
championships himself. "
Secured a Tenor.
[ CepuHoht 1887 hiJama Gordon Bennett. ]
LONDON , August 9. | New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] Mr. Uustavc
Amberg , director of the Thalia theater , New
York , succeeded to-day In signing a con
tract with llorr Boettel , the foremost Ger
man tenor , tor a series of ten performance !
to bo given at the Timlin October 1U-US. Hen
Boettel receives § 1,000 per nigiit
nialno In Ireland.
LONDON , August 9. James G. Bloine.wlth
Ills wife and daughters , are in Dublin. The ]
left Glasgow aud crossed to Belfast , pro
ceedlng thence to Dublin , where they ar
rived last evening. Blalno intends to spom
some time In Ireland.
DUIII.IN , August A Mr. Elaine has goni
to Cork , whence he wjtl return to Dublin.
i 9' '
A Plucky Woman Evicted.
DUIII.IN , August 9 , Alice Barry defied tin
police who went to execute the writ of evlc
tlon against her at > * Knocklade , county o
Antrim , to-day. She defended the house
against a large force of 'officers , but was com
pelled to surrender when they made a charge
with fixed bayonets. Many of the officer-
were badly hurt. Five-1 of the defenders o
Alice Barry's houso'were arrested.
A Blue Book Chapter.
LONDON , August 9. Tue 131ue book ha
been Issued containing the correspondcnc
in relation to the admission Into the Uiiltec
of destitute aliens * nd tate aided emigrants
*
An Arctic Explorer Suicides.
KOMK , August 0. Slgnor Bove , the explorer
plorer who was an associate of Nordensk
jold in the tatter's arctic expedition , ha
committed suicide.
Steamship Arrivals.
IlAMiiuno , August V. [ Special Telegrat
to the BEE. I Arrived The Glllert , froi
New York.
NEW YOHIC , August 9. Arrived Th
State of Nevada , from Glasgow.
QUKENSTOWN , August 9. Arrived Th
British Princess , from Philadelphia.
Cholera' * Ravages In Malt * .
' LONDON , August 9. Fourteen new case
of cholera and six deaths have been reporte
at Malta during the last twenty-four hours.
' More Floods in Georgia.
AUGUSTA , Ga. , August 9. The river I
rising rapidly again ftifd the lower part t
the city Is ouco more threatened with luui
dftUOB.
MAHONE'S ' CANVASS BEGUN ,
Virginia Republicans Working Hard to So-
euro the Little Man's Return ,
FIGHTING ON NATIONAL ISSUES.
Invitations Pouring In On Preiildent
Cleveland From the Uouth and
Went Other News From the
National Capital.
Old Dominion Politic * .
WABIIINOTON , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK.J Advices from Virginia
are to the effect that the campaign has fairly
opened. Prominent republicans say that no
convention will be called this year. It Is
unusual to call ono except In years when
nominations are to be made. Ono of Gen
eral Mahono's most confidential friends .in
the state expresses the bullet that his party
will confine the Issues of the campaign
chiefly ito national questions. The most
prominent among these will probably DO
the repeal ot the International reve
nue system , the Blair educational
bill and the tariff. The expectation Is
that the republican state committee will ap
point a sub-committee to prepare an address
to the voters of the state. Hon. John S.
Wise and some of the young leaders , who
have followed Mahone In other campaigns ,
will bo with him again this year. It is un
derstood that Mahone himself will take part
In the approaching canvass. The republi
cans admit they have little hope of securing
a majority in the senate. The light is to be
directed almost entirely towards getting con
trol ot the house ot delegates to give them a
majority of the legislature on joint ballot
and elect Mahone to the senate.
Cleveland and His Trip.
WASHINGTON , August9. Invitations con
tinue to pour In upon President Cleveland
and almost the entire time of ono ot the
clerks at the whlto house Is occupied in
scheduling and recording them , lie has been
invited to visit almost every city In the west
and south , Including San Francisco , Now
Orleans and Galvoston. The president is
seriously considering the best use he can
make of tlio limited time he has allotted him
self for his western and southern trip , and
ho will take a route which will enable him to
visit briefly the principal renrusentatlvecitlos
of the two sections of country. He has about
made up his mind ho will not go further west
'hail Kansas Clty.and very littleif any further
j'liith than Atlanta. Ho does not desire
to bo absent from the capital more than
twenty days , but delays and unavoidable
circumstances may prolong his absence live
or ten days more. Ho will bugln the pre
paration of his annual message to congress
upon his return to Washington , and that and
other important matters which will then
claim his personal attention will prevent his
extending his visit much beyond the first of
November. It Is expected that the pro
gramme for his trtp will bo prepared within
the next two weeks. None of the Invitations
not already acted upon will not bo answered
until that Is arranged.
Colonel noteholder's Account.
WASHINGTON , August I ) . An issue has
beon'ralsed by the accounting officer of the
treasury , acainst the quartermaster general' ! :
oflico. The accounts of Colonel Batcheldcr ,
ate depot quartermaster at Washington , art
now In tiourst of settlement Among the
vouchers'was One for $500 for two horses foi
the use of the office of the secretary of war
This was disallowed by the third auditor anc
Second Comptroller Butler on the ground
that the money appropriated by congress foi
army transportation cannot be used le/allv
in purchasing hordes for the secretary ol
war , the necessary expenses of the wai
department proper being provided tor In
legislative appropriations. To this Colonel
Batolielder lopllud that the order of the sec
retary to purchase horses was the supreme
law to him and conclusive upon the accountIng -
Ing officer of the treasury. Third Audltoi
Williams In a letter to the second comptrollei
regarding this case says that the theory thai
an order from a superior or oven an army
regulation could warrant a disbursing
officer in making a disbursement of public
funds In direct contravention of the statute
finds no countenance In any judicial decl
slon or In any opinion by any recognized
authority. _ _ _ _ _
Pensions Granted.
WASHINGTON , August 0. ( Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The following Iowa pen
slous wore granted to-day : Anna S. , widow
of David B. Winder , Wapello ; Peter Best
Franklin Centre. Increase : Samuel L. Nel
son , Floronceville ; William B. Mathews
Wvman ; Joseph Shark , Cambria ; Clayton
S. Fltners , Grand Hlver ; Joseph Huston
Crawfordsville ; M. B. Sparks , Batavla :
Christopher H. Porter , Colfax ; G. F. Luntz
Ainsworth.
Nebraska pensions , Increase : M. P. Bal
lard , Hed Cloud.
Officials to Take Outings.
WASHINGTON , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The president Is plan
nlng a fishing and hunting trip In the moun
talus of West Virginia with Senator Kenna
All the cabinet will bo away from Washing
ton within two weeks except Secretary Fair-
child. General Vilas leaves for \Ylnconslr
to-morrow , Secretary Kndicott t'oes to hi ;
home In Lenox on Friday , and Secretary
Laraar goes to the White mountains nux
week.
ThA Treasury Scandal.
NEW VOIIK , August 0. [ Special Teleran
to the BICE. ] The Tribune's Washlngtoi
special says : The treasury department of
liclals arn still reticent about the charge tlm
money 1ms been Improperly paid on accouu
of public land surveyors. It may be stated
however , on good authority that the matte
Is regarded as a serious one. both by th <
Kecietary of the Interior and the secretary o
thn treasury , and Is to-day the subject of ol
liclal correspondence between them witl
every prospect that It will bo official ! ;
brought to the attention of the presides
within the next few da\s. Whatever the re
suit of that mav be , it is certain that no nt
tempt to hide facts will bo successful.
Patents Granted Westerner * .
WASHINGTON , August ° . | Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The following patent
were granted to-day In Iowa and Nebraska
Louis G. Bastedo , Atlantic , la. , and II
Thomas , Chicago , Ills. , assignors to Basted
Cash and Package Carrier company , Allan
tic , cash and package carrier ; Ueonre. Y
Smith , Cedar Haplds , flour packer ; Wllllai
11. Tlbbels , Crab Orchard , Thill coupling.
Postal Changes.
WASHINGTON , August 9. [ Special Teh
gram to theBKE.J The following Iowa post
masters were appointed to-dayLevl : W.Johr
son LohrvllloCalhoun county.vice James M
Arnett. removed ; John A. Hoffmnn , Ml
Carmcl , Carroll county , vice Gerhar
Bruggeman. resigned.
The postofflce lias ben discontinued a
Battle Bend. Custcr county. Neb. ; the ma
goes to Tufford. The special service Is dl :
continued at Park Vale , Douglas couut
from Omaha.
Smallpox and Yellow Fever In llavani
WASHINGTON , August t ) . Thu marln
hospital bureau Is Informud that smallpo
and yellow fever are raging In Hivani
Cuba. During the month of July there wer
104 deaths fjom yellow fever and 11- trot
smallpox.
Applications For Prepayment.
WASHING TON , August 0. Applications f (
prepayment of interest under Secretary Fat
child's recent circular were received to-da
on bonds amounting to S1U3,000 : , making
total to date of SQ,012m
WestornAlen Appointed ,
WASHINGTON , August 0. George > :
'Swalm , of Iowa ; Arthur A. Holmes , of In
dlana , and Luclen M. Turner , of Illinol
have been appointed special examiners In U
pension office uudet the civil service rules.
COMPLAINTS FIIOS1 SHIPPERS.
Iowa's Hallway Commissioners Hold
an Inquiry nt Uubuquo.
DUIIUU.UE. la. , August 0. ( Special Tele
gram to the BKK. | The Iowa railway com
missioners held an adjourned meeting In this
city to consider the charges brought against
the Illinois Central and the Chicago , Mil
waukee Ac St Paul for advancing the rate
of switching cars from SI to f J per car and
for refusing to switch cars for the other
roads. Prominent railroad officials , Includ
ing Tucker , of the Milwaukee , and Jeffrey ,
of the Illinois Central , were present , also
many of the prominent businessmen of this
city. Mr. W. I. Knight , attorney for the two
roads , represented them , while the shippers
were rcpicsented by a number of the lead
ing business men of Dubiiquo. The discus
sion was continued all day , and the com
missioners will give their decision some time
In the future. It Is the lirst case of the kind
over submitted to the commissioners and
great Interest Is felt In the outcome , not only
by Diibuquo , but by other cities as well.
Struck By tiliititnlnff.
Font DomiE , la. , August . [ Special
Telozrain to the BEE. ! The residences of
W. II. Plumb and Samuel Tad wrre struck
by lightning during a storm last night This
morning the former residence causht fire
and was damaged to the extent ot 8300. Hot
much damnse was done to the Tad resi
dence , but Mr. Tad received a severe shock
and narrowly escape ! with his life. '
Soldlnrs Stop Boor Selltnjt.
OTTUMWA , la. , August 0. | Special Tele
gram to the BKU.J The thermometer at the
brigade encampment marks 100 o lu the
shade. The soldiers in camp suffer greatly
wltn the heat. General Wright yesterday
evening found some lemonade stands selling
liquors and ordered the Muscntlne company
to suppress them. All yielded upon demand
but one , when his shanty was leveled to the
ground and his beer spilled.
Arrested For Forgery.
MAHSHAM.TOWN , la. , August 9. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. ] Arthur Howard ,
) carlng letters from Georgia politicians , at-
: empted to pass a forged check for a small
iiiountat the First National bank and was
ailed. Thu young man Is evidently , from
he papers on his person , an old hand nt
wlndllng.
nig Pncklnir IlouRp Iturned.
CEDAII HAPIDS , la. , August 9. Fire this
Homing burned the packing house of T. M.
ilneUir * Co. , causing a loss of $1)0,000 ) ; in-
iurance , about ShU.OOO.
IlEORGAMZUD THE COMPANY.
vcs and Stnynor Step Out"of Olticln-
nntl , llnmilton & Dnyton ,
NEW YOKK , August 9. Shortly before
noon to-day the committee appointed to
nvestlgate Honry'G. Ives1 management
f the Cincinnati , Hamilton < & Dayton
ailrnad , met to listen to any statement
which Ives had to make. At noon Ives
liad not appeared. Ills partner Doremus expressed -
pressed doubts as to whether Ivos Intended
to make any statement , but members of the
committee said he distinctly promised to
make a full statement of the affairs
of the company. They also expected him to
resign , ami Christopher Mover said If Ives
Llid not resign to-day the road would be
thrown Into the hands of a receiver. Meyer
says the Cincinnati pcoplo arn complaining
Micro Is a shortage of Si,000,000 : , and If this
cannot be explained , criminal proceedings
will be at once Instituted. The committee
were compelled to wait until 1:30 : until Ives
arrived at his office. The \tirst \ thing done
was to receive the resignations of President
Stavner and Ives and the election of A. S.
Wloslow. of Cincinnati ; as President , and
Christopher Meyer , of New Yrirk , vice presi
dent. A committee was then appointed by
Mie creditors to moot a committee of diroctois
o take further steps In the reorganization of
the company.
The committee adjourned until to-morrow
without finishing their work. Ives has
turned his property over to Waite , Myers
& Dexter , as trustees , and is trying to ar-
ango with his creditors to put tlioir claims
n tlio same hands. The stockholders' com-
nitteo has finished the count of certificates
ot preferred stock and find that about 54,000-
000 have been Issued. This Is said to be
much less than was feared. Counsel for the
creditors' committee state that their claims
will not be placed lu the trusteeship proposed
by Ivos.
Death of Uennrnl Donlphan.
ST , JOSEPH , Mo. , August 0 , General A.
W. Donlphan died at his homo In Kichmond
last evening , from the effects of a cold con
tracted last May. The deceased was a native
of Kentucky , born July 0,1808. Ills parents
wore Virginians , tlio father being a soldloi
In the revolution. Graduating from
Augusta college at the age of eighteen , he
studied law , nnd was admitted to tl'.o bar In
Ohio. In li&O ho moved to Missouri , where
he has since resided. Ho won his military
title by distinguished service In the Mexican
war. General Donlphan was a pronounced
democrat , nnd held a number of important
offices during life.
Paper Manufacturers Go Down.
BELOIT , Wls. , August 0. W. T. Kandall
an extensive paper manufacturer with a mil
at Kockton , 111. , has confessed judgment anc
his mills are In the hands of the sheriff. Thi
failure of thn O. W. Tyler paper company
of Chicago , who wern assisting him , wreckec
Kandall. The liabilities and assets caunoi
bo ascertained at present.
KAI.AMAZOO , Mich. , August 0. The mort-
gagn hold by O. W. Tyler & Co. , the broker
paper dealers of Chicago , on the paper mil
at Plaiuvlllo , owned by B. F. Lyon & Son
paper dealers ot Kalamnzoo , was recorder
yesterday , and Lyon & Co. suspended. Thnj
aie liable as endorsers on the paper of O. W
Tyler & Co. for 840,000 and other debts o
820,000. Their assets , besides the mill pro-
erty , are nominal.
Married After Many Years.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , August 0. [ Special Telegram
gram to the BKE.J Mr. Louis Bla/.or and
Miss Ester Rosenblatt were united in mar
riage in this city to-day , by Rabbi Ilurnwlt ,
of the Jewish ayiiHtroiMie. The two went en
Kami In Austria nineteen years airo by tliei
respective families when the young ladv wa <
only live years of age. A f w weeics agi
Mr. Blazer , who Is a clothier , sent money foi
the voting lady to comu aud share his ho UK
in America ,
Fatal Strike Moh.
Wii.KF.snAiiHE , Pa. , August 9. Yestorda ;
fitly striking minors of the Alden Coal com
pany , near this city , atUckad thirty men win
had taken their places In the Atden mines
Many women also took part In the tight
Michael Christ and Jacob llorton , uv <
"scabs. " weio fatally Injured. The woinei
assaulted the "scabs" with fence rails , am
their husbands used stones and pistole
Fifteen persons were wounded on both aides
but only the two mentioned will die.
Weather Indications.
For Nebraska : Local rains followed b ;
fair weather , cooler In bouthern portion
stationary temperature In northern porilor
variable winds.
For Iowa : Fair weather In southern poi
tlon , local showers In northern portloi
winds becoming variable , slight fall In ten
peraluro.
For central and eastern Dakota : Sllghtl
warmer , fair weather , variable winds.
Another Prohibition Martyr.
GAT.VEBTON , August 0. Alexander Walk
er , the colored prohibitionist speaker , wli
was badly bratan and mangled , after he hn
made a speech at Prairie Grove , near Wei
bervllle , In this county , last week , dle4 bin
day from the effects ot his Injuries.
The Yncht Kaon.
MAK1H.KHEAI ) . Mass. , August 0. Tr
Volunteer crossed the line at 7W : a. m. , an
Is 110w rounding Point Nock at :60. : Tl
Mavllower pos'Pil Half-Way Kouk ti fu
mile ahead of Prlscllla and Bedouin. II
.Mayflower crossed the lint ) thruu hours and
baft behind the Volunteer.
THE OMADA TROTTING MEET.
The Great Trials of Speed Wliioh Begin To-
Pay at the Fair Qrounds
A THREE DAYS' PROGRAMME.
Oinnha Drops Another Game to To-
pckn Iilncoln Again Downs
Wichita Other SportIng -
Ing Evonu.
The Races.
Everything is In fine sha | > o for the open
ing of the races at the fair grounds ,
which wilt be called itt ono o'clock sharp this
afternoon. These races are made under the
auspices of the Nebraska association ot
trotting horse { breeders , and are expected to
bo the most Interesting that wore every held
In the state , as there Is a long list of nomi
nations , embracing the very best stock In
Nebraska , and everything has boon perfected
In a way that assures the fullest success.
The track has been sprinkled every night for
a week past aud this luointng was found to
bo in an exceptionally flue condition , of a
hard , springy reslstenco vu'll calculated for
bringing out the horses' best speed.
In the 2:88 : stallion trot this afternoon Per
suader , Le Count , Counsellor and McFarland
are down for starters , and owing to the
evenness ot the match the struggle Is ex
pected to be ono of an oxtraordlnailly thrill
ing character , aud no man can safely pick
the winner. It Is one of those races when
"tips" don't count. In fact a "tip" on a
stake race Is an anomaly , as they are always
on the dead square.
The three-year-old trot lee , will bo n good
one , as the horses are very evenly matched ,
and eight ate sure to go.
The first race will bo the two-year-oldwith
ten starters , as follows :
Komoo , M. T. Patrick , Omaha.
Omega , 1. M. Starbuck , McCook.
Orphan Maid , I. F. Carding. Ulysses.
Bellflllower , . ) . G. Smith & Son , Fremont.
Trenton , E. Pyle , Humboldt
Joe Dandy. A. Thompson , Omaha.
Walter N , 1) . C. Lanisford. Tekama.
Lucky Phillips , Frank S. Gav. Fullerton.
Cliallld , George H. Balloy. Falrbury.
The races to-morrow will bo oven more t-
ractivo still , the programme showing four
no events , as follows :
STAKE NO. H , FOUII-YEAII-OLDB ,
Plutus , James G. Ladd , 1'illev.
Copucrmont , M. Lovilt , Guide Kock.
I. Jay S. , I. J. Starbuck , McCook.
Tramp S. , same.
Nettle Xulu , P. McElvoy , Elkhorn.
STAKE NO. 4 , FIVE-YiAII-OLl)9. :
Ted McMahon , D. I ) . Johnson , Mliuioatro.
Persuader , A. J. Brl.'gs , Superior.
STAKE NO. 5 , I'ACINO MAKES.
Aunlo , ) . , D. D. Johnson , Mlnnoatio.
Pot Logan , D. T. Hill , Syracuse.
hTAKi : NO. 7 , KOU STALLIONS.
Kthan Allen. A. Thompson , Omaha.
Cyclone. J. M. Mlllhollaiul , Stcele City.
V Ictor Spraitue , F. B. Wood , Omaha.
The pacing race , although there will be
but two stailers , Annie J. and Pet Logan.
,111 be ono of the most exhilarating features
f the whole meet , tlio horses bolug a dead
natch , and a rivalry existing between the
WHITS , will cause them to push them for all
hey are worth.
Tno management have prepared for a larco
dtlendanci' , and thn Information Is that there
vlll bo piesont an exceedingly largo number
if horse breeders and turf lovers from
ibioul ; , us sploudld railroad facilities for
gelling heio have been provided for.
Executive Arrangements.
The oxncutlve committee of the Horse
ireedurs' association mot last evening at the
Merchants' hotel. All the members ot the
committee , twenty In number , wore pres
ent
Forty applications for membnrship were
avorably received. Arrangements wore
uade to hold the sale of the fitly fine
ilooded animals at9a. m. each morning ot
ho races , beginning to-day.
Next followed a general rovlow of thoraces
races and the entries as above mado. ' .
Horse Notes.
Dr. Wade Carey , of Council Bluffs , will
start the races. W. S. Barstow , ot Crete ,
and Henry Fiey , of York , are the Obsoclato
'udges.
Dick Wilde's horse have shown such good
work these mornings that limy promise to bo
favorites in the classes for which they are
entered.
Tom Gray has several of his own and
Jimmy McMlchaols'horses In line torin on
he track. A favorite mare just purchased
> v the said parties promises to make things
mm.
It Is understood that Counsellor , Tramp
and Persuader , of the 8:38 : race , are pretty
evenly matched. It Is thought that tha
winner In this race will haveto make the
finish in 3:30. :
*
1. A. Hart , of Tccumseh. arrived yes-
: crday with his favorite stallion , Tom Mc
Mahon , who will enter thn 3:38 : class , lie
tas six horsus that ho Intends to bring to
Wednesday's meeting , including the colt ,
Lorenzo.
Watson , the horseshocr on Hartley street
lias had to have an extra force of men at
work during the present week to attend to
the crack steppers that have arrived hero.
A branch shop will probably be established
t > y him on the grounds during the meetings.
Ed Py4e , the old favorite Oniahan , Is In
town , lie comes with some good horses. It
will be remembered that just one year auo
yesterday Mr. Pylft lost 810,000 worth of
flooded stock at the driving park when the
stables went struck by lightning and burned.
McFarland , one of the horses saved , will trot
during the present meeting. Mr. Pyle *
lias some sixty thoroughbreds on
his ranch near Humboldt , Neb. ,
that ho thinks will add to the speed record !
some day.
Monmonth I'nrk HICI-H.
NEW Yonic , August 9. Thn weather at
Monmouth park was fine , the attendance *
largo aud the track somewhat dry and lumpy. t
The following Is the summary :
Three-quarters mile : Kollan won , Bralt
second , Florence third. Tune 1:15. :
For two-year-olds , thioo-quarters mile :
Sir Dlxon won , Aiistrlenuo second , Ford-
ham third. Time 1:10. :
One mlle : Thu Bard won , Precosla second
end , Climax third. Tlmo-l:43 : f.
One and one-eighth miles ; Bololdero
won. Politico second , Evans third. Time
1:57H' :
'ono and three-sixteenth miles : Gonfallon
won , Thn Bourbon second , Enigma third.
Time-U:07. :
Handicap , Hurdle , ono and three-quarter
miles : Hum Kmcrv won , Mentmoro second ,
Jim McGowan third. Time : i'JO. :
The Races at Ottawa.
OrrAWA , Ills. , August 9. Thin was the
opening day of the Ottawa races at the new
driving park. The attendance was good , and
the track fast.
Three-year-old stake : Sally Cassack first.
March distanced. Bust time 2:84. :
Three minutes : Wllll D first , Ottawa
Maid second , Typon third , Ego fourth. Best
limuSOJ : / .
8:25 : pace : Nc-llle B first , Virginia second ,
Fawntoot third , J. C. fourth. Uest time
Racing at Knrntoga.
SAUATOOA , N. Y. , August" . The woalher
was line , Ihe track In good condition and the
attendance the largest of the season. The
following Is the summary :
Ono mile : O. Bowies' chestnut gelding
won , J. J , Hcalv second. Time 1:37. :
Five furlongs : F.mpnror of Norfark won.
Satin eccond , King Fish third. Time
'MHo and a quarter : Wary won , Klkwood
second. B.intmry llilrd. Time 9:11. :
Thiee-qtiarlern milo : Hen Thompson won , .
Lollox bcoonil , ColouGiia third , Time 1:16. :
T\\o and three quailors miles ; Whcalley
won , Tttnnesswj second , llefcrcu third.
Time-1- : ? . '
nt ItochCBtrr. , , '
N. Y. , August 0. The circuit
racu oponui heru to day with .over 2,000 perv '
nttnd.iuw % . Tue truck was in good '