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Mr. 0. B , Boldon Assassinated in His Office
at ManYille.
Monger Particulars Obtainable of the
Murder of one of Omaha's Oldest
anil Best Known Citizen *
Sketch of tils Life.
O , n. SelUon Murdered.
CiiADtioN , Neb. , August 15. | Special Tel
egram to the DKB.J Intelligence was re
ceived this evening that Inst evening at 0:30 : ,
whlln Mr. O. B. Selden , of Manvlllo , was
writing In his olllco some unknown person
11 red a shot through the window , the ball
entering Mr. Seldon's breast , killing him In
stantly. A second shot was fired at Mrs.
Selden , but the ball , missing her , passed
through an onen door , through a partition ,
from there to the celling and dropped on the
floor. Deputy Sheriff Owen was notified and
left huru Immediately for Manvlllo and up to
the present tlmo has made no arrest.
CHEYENNE , Wvo. , August 15. [ Special
Telegram to the BKE. ! Another brutal mur
der was committed In the northern part of
Laramte county last evening , the victim be
.Ing Oscar B. Seldeu , one of the owners of
the townslte of Manvlllc. Meager details to
the Laramlo county sheriff show that Selden
was at work In bis ofllco at Manvlllo when a
shot was lirod through the window with
deadly effect The village was aroused and
the citizens hastened to the spot , but arrived
too late to bo of assistance to the unfortunate
Victim or capture the assassin.
[ Immediately upon receipt of these start
ling tidings late last nlttht. a reporter of the
BKB visited ex-jnstlco D , J. Seldeu , who re
sides at No. 1S23 Castcllar street , who is a
brother of the deceased. The announcement
In last evening's edition of the HUE of Mr.
Seldcn's decease , then supposed to be from
natural causes , had prepared the judge In a
measure to receive the sad tidings , but when
the fact that his brother had been murdered
was communicated to him by the reporter
Judge Seldcn was almost wholly overcome
with emotion. He stated that he had that
evening been wired the fact from Chadron
of his brother's death , but no Intimation of
murder was contained In the telegram.
lie leaves this morning for Munville to at
tend to the disposition of his brother's re
mains , intending to bring them hero for In
Mr. 0.1) . Seldcn was a native of Pennsyl
vania , and was born in 1815 , being thus at
the tlmo of his death seventy-two years old.
He received In youth a common school edu
cation , and learned the trade of blacksmith.
Ho moved with his family to Omaha In lbJ4
and set up a blacksmith shop on the corner
of Howard and Thirteenth street , while a
block further west on Fourteenth street ho
built his dwelling. The lots for these struc
tures were presented him gratis by the town-
site company as an encouragement to the
llrst and then the only smith In
the young city , Ho continued business at
the same location until IWl , when ho lent a
hand in the great work of building the first
trans-continental telegraph line , UDOII his
return , a year later , he pre-empted 1GO acres
of land In the west of the town but now
within the city limits , and It was In the ad
vance ot this property that his fortune was
founded. Later , in conjunction with a rela
tive , Isaac Seldcn bougnt and laid out the
present Isaac Selden addition to the city.
Since that tlmo he lias been Identified with
numerous business Interests in Omaha until
ho had amassed around quarter ot a million
dollars. Two years ago , on account of the
ill health of his wife , ho determined to go west ,
and In the exercise of that shrewd foresight
which had acquired him his fortune , selected
the ruglou about Ft. Fetterman , then , as
now , commanding attention through the ad
vance of the Northwestern railway Into that
section , and located in Manvllle. Last May
tilt. Seldeu visited Omaha , and at that tlmo
he made hie will , for although in pcrtcct
health and looking a decade younger than
were his years , his advancing age , already
within the seventies , warned him to prepare
for the common fate of all. The greater part
of his property ho devised to his wife , and
divided a liberal portion between his two
brothers , David J. of this city and John O. ,
an attorney at St. John , Mich.
The last word heard from him was on Sat
urday last , when his brother , JudiuD.J. Sel
den , received a letter from him of a business
character with no hint of Ill-health nr ex
pressed fear of molestation In his new home.
The Judge Is satisfied that the full facts ,
when obtained , will reveal that his brother
was murdered for his monov , as It was the
custom of the deceased to keep large sums
about the house without any effort at con
cealment and despite tbu expostulations of
bis friends.
Mr. Seldon was at the time of his death a
director of the Omaha Commercial national
bank. His residence In this city Is on the
corner of Thirty-fourth aud Lettveuworth
Fervor at Frntnont.
FitcMONT , Neb. , August 15. [ Special
to the BKE.J The crowds that have
been expected over Sunday came yesterday.
They began to como In at the Saturday even
ing service and have been on the Increase 5
from ono service to the other. At 0:30 : In the )
morning Hev. William Worley led a prayei r
meetlnir. He was followed at 0 o'clock by
Dr. David Manmotto , who conducted a love
feast service , which seemed llko ono of the
meetings ot the primitive Methodists. In
the space of little more than an hour 20C
testimonies wuro given , and there was con
siderable shouting all aloiiir the line.
After tlin love feast a collection amounting
to about 350 , to pay the expenses ot arrang
ing the grounds \\as raised In about tin1
minutes. Kev. J. W. 1'helps matin the nn
nouncement that a permanent camp meetlnc
association had been organized , a board ol
trustees elected , and that annual meeting ;
would be arranged for.
At 10iO : : , after an Inspiring sone service ol
a few momunts , Hev. David Marquettn read
a short scripture lesson , and ltnv. J. E Kn
sign led In praver , after which Dr. J. 11
Maxtleld was Introduced , who spoke foi
tlfty-threo minutes from the text , "Whai
fthall 1 do with Jesus who IK called Christ. '
Mr. Maxlleld was at his best and delivered t
powerful discourse. The after service re
sulted In several conversions.
1'rcsldlng Elder I'helns then admlnlsterct
the sacrament to over > 0 persons. This sacramental
ramontal occasion was ono that will long be
After the people had partaken of dinner
at I'.yo occurred a most interesting children' :
meeting , addressed by Kevs. Hopowull aui
Mm. Dr. Maxfield then delivered a mns
eloquent address In behalf of the Ni'braski
Central college , followed by an earnest ox
hnrtation from President Marquelte.
AtSiiWltuv. D. 0. Clendenmg delivered ai
Interesting t-crmon to a very laruo audlt-nco
taking tor his subject "Heaven. " The Intai
pst was Intense and the after altar scrvlc
impressive and spiritual. In the evenln
Chnrlt-s Dawson , of North Itcnd , preached.
The meeting so far has been a grand sue
cess anit there will be general satisfactlni
that arrangements are belnic consummate !
fur an annual meeting of this kind.
Happenings at Columbus.
COI.UMIIUS , Neb. , August 15. [ Special t
the BEK.I In the report In yesterday's llii :
"A Sensational Divorce Case , " It was state
that "Judge 1'ost granted the decree of d
yorco absolutely. " This was an error. Th
decree was taken under advisement to lee
over the testimony , M the depositions
Vcrv extended.
The remains of II. 11.'Sheldon , who die
It the house of bis brother , C , 11. SheJdot
, iu.i.iiis.wito'xc :
companled the body. Mr. Sheldon was stay
ing for a few days with his brother , resting
by the way on his journey to the mountains ,
hoping to stay the ravages consumption was
making upon him , but the heat so prostrated
him that ho peacefully passed to rest on the
morning of the 13th. Mr. Sheldon was ex
tensively engaged In the stock raising busi
ness wltn his brother , C. U. Sheldon of this
city , lie was a man of genial disposition ,
sterllnz character , beloved by a large circle
of relatives and friends. ,
Hov. A. K. Myattway , a converted Karen
from Rangoon , Burmali. delivered twn lec
tures hero at the Baptist church on Friday
and Saturday night , both Interesting and In
structive , on Burmah. Its people , their habits ,
customs and religion/ which he exhibited
Idols and other curiosities. Ills descriptive
powers are picaslne and forcible , using
language strong , clear and fluent. Again
yesterday lie preached morning and evening
at the Uaptlst church. The church in the
cvcnlnc was tilled to Its capacity. His earn
est appeals rank him an an evangelist.
Nebraska Corn fur Illinois.
Auiton.v , Nob. , August 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BII : : . | Corn buyers are hero
from Illinois contracting for the new crop
and for all Ihti old tlmy can get hold of. They
realize that there Is a drouth In that state
and Nebraska will have to send corn down
to the Egyptians. They are not only buying
corn , but hay also. The Nebraska corn and
nay crop will bring her people out of the
kinks this year. Nebraska will realUo more
for this year's products than over before.
Although they have been Unlit In bouie
places , she has a ereat crop and It will com
mand a handsome price. Hamilton county
has a magnificent crop , with Increased acre
age. A heavy thunder shower is prevailing
over the entire county at present It will do
great good. Farmers are so busy they hardly
stop for the night.
Track Laying Begun.
CHADKON , Neb. , August 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKK.J Track laying was com
menced to-day on the Douglas extension of
the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley
railroad. This extension will be about eighty
miles Into the rich coal and oil Melds of
Wyoming and will pass through the rising
town of Deer Creek , and will liavo its termi
nus at old Fort Casper , Track laying on the
Black Hills extension through Sturgls will
commence early in September. The material
yards are at Chadron. The Douglas road
will be laid with ties made In that country.
A Disastrous Cloud. Hurst.
BKNKLKMAN Neb. , August 15. [ Special
Telegram to the Biis. ; ] A cloud burst on
the upper Klckaree and He publican rivers
and sent vast volumes of water down the
north rork of the Republican river this morn-
Ing. Two new bridges at Ilalgler and Ben
kleman were swept away and a great many
cattle caught In the canons by the sudden
rise were drowned. It Is reported that a
faintly of six emigrants camping on the bank
of the Klckaree river were drowned.
The Campaign Is Co in Inc.
WEST POINT , Neb. . August 15. [ Special
to the BKE. | The republican central com
mltteo of Cumlng county has elected the fol
lowing delegates to the coming judicial con
vention at Norfolk : William Stuefer , Wilbur
F. Bryant , J. H. Barrett , C. McNIsh , Warren -
ren Fales.O. D. Basslnger and A.D. lieemer.
These gentlemen are all In favor of Hon. M.
McLaughliti , of tills city , for district judge.
The Sheridan County Normal.
GOIIDON , Neb. , August 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. | The Sheridan county
normal convened here this morning with an
enrollment ot tblrtyrflve , which will bo In
creased to fifty by the middle of'the week.
1'rof. M. E. Leech of St. Paul Is the Instructor
In charge , assisted by Mrs. Leech and County
Superintendent Murphy. Everything points
to a successful Institute.
A Severe Thunderstorm.
Scn.UYi.EB , Neb. , August 15. [ Special Tel
egram to the BEE. ! A report was brought
in to-day from Clarkson , In the northern part
of this county , ot a terrlftlc thunderstorm
which occurrred there anout 10 o'clock ,
during which lightning struck an elevator ,
aolng considerable damage to the building
and machinery.
Taken to the Penitentiary.
SCHUYLKK. Neb. , August 15. ( Special
Telegram to the BEE. | Sheriff Kudana left
this morning for Lincoln with John Homer
and Mike. Welsh , who were sentenced to live
\earsln the penitentiary at the late term of
the district court for burglary.
Dan Immont Dcnlcn.
ALBANY , August 15. [ Special Teleeram
to the BKE. ] Dan Lament denies the truth
of the report In the New York Sun about the
Argus , newspaper. Manning will only say
there are inaccuracies in the report.
Scores of the Twenty Men \\hct Made
the Best Hi-cord.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , August 15. The second
day's shooting at l''ort Snclllng to-day
showed some phenomenal scores. The light
was excellent and there was little wind.
The aggregate at four ranges of twenty
marksmen who made the best scores Is as fol
lows : Private Cooncy , Twelfth Infantry ,
.105 ; Sergeant Kolloy. Twelfth Infantry , 100 ;
Corporal Hanley , Fifteenth Infantry , KM ;
Serceant Shunk , Fifteenth Infantry , 170 ;
lieutenant Avery , Third Infantry , 17 : ! ;
Muse lllnes. Third Infantry , 100 ; Sergeant
Palmer , Third Infantrv , 170 ; Sergeant Un-
ger. Fifth Infantry , 170 ; Captain Boutcllo ,
First cavalry. 103 ; Sergeant Organ , First
cavalry , 107 ; Corporal Noon , First cavalry ,
100 ; Private Homery , First cavalry , 108 : Snr-
geant Smith , First cavalry , 171 ; Corporal Mc-
Kolvy. Flrstcavalry , 170 ; Sergeant Harbor ,
Seventh cavalry , 170 ; Sergeant Clyde ,
Seventh cavalry. 1GS ; Sergeant Farrell ,
Twentieth Intantry , 100 ; Corporal Uovlu ,
Twentieth Infantry , 171 ; Sergeant King ,
Twentieth D. M. . VW ; Private Michael , First
cavalry , D. M. , 173.
Sunk by n Shot.
NEW YOIIK , August 15. The Herald's dis
patch from Ottawa says : A fishing schooner
belonging to the United States has been
sunk by a shot from ono of the Canadian
cruisers near Uauctouche , a small village of
New Hrunswlck , and that all nn Doard , to
the number of fifteen or more , were lost
HALIFAX , August 15. The unexpected
appearanrrt hero last evening of the Hrltish
war ship Wrangler gives additional color to
the report that the men of war art ) to assist
the Dominion fishery cruisers In the gulf of
St. Lawrence.
OTTAWA , Aueust 15. The department ot
llsherles has no Information as to the alleged
sinking of an American tuning schooner ,
with the loss of the entire crew , off Bauc-
touehe , Xew Hrunswlck , and expresses en
tire dlsbeluf of the genuineness of the re
port to that effect as published In the United
State ? .
TOIIONTO , August 15. The manager of
the telegraph otllce at llauteucliB sends the
following answer to Inquiries about the re-
uortthat a Canadian cruiser had sunk the
United States tishmg schooner at that
port. " 1 have heard about a story pub
lished In the United States , but
do not believe there Is any truth In it. The
people hero did hear somu tiring but they do
not know what It was. They also heard thai
a tot of prisoners were taken to Hlchlbucto ,
but that Is not true. 1 believe the whole
thing Is a canard. "
WASIIIXOTO.V. August 15 , The depart
nient of state has no continuation of tht
storv concerning the sinking ot the Ainerl
ran Ushlnif vessel bv a Canadian fruiter , c.m :
the report Is discredited.
MONTHHAL , August 15. A dispatch frotv
Ottawa says the fishing deportment has nc
Information regarding the story of the sink
Inc of an American tishcrmHii by a ( , 'una
dlan crulsttr. The story Is complete ! ) dls
credited 4111 ! looked Upon as a canard.
Four Thousand Cholera Victim ? .
SIMLA. August 15 , Medical returns bhpv
that 1,030 died from cholera In the iioitbweV
l > \ounces during Juno aud. July ,
Reports of a Battle With the Utes at
Beaver Greek-
Meeker Thoroughly Excited and all
the Ladles Making Mandates No
News From Sheriff Kendall
Asking for Ammunition.
Ilcporta of a Battle.
CHRYKNNK , Wyo , , August 15. ( Special
Telegram to the BKI : | Specials to the Leadur
from It. C. Malor , a prominent business man
of Kawllns , Wyo. , state that "messengers
from the White river just arrived report that
about 150 Utcs are fighting at Beaver creek ,
lifteen miles from Meeker. Families are
rushing Into Meeker and more Indians com
ing. The country Is all on tire below Meeker
between the White and Bear rivers. Mr.
Golden , the messenger , Is reliable. One hun
dred mounted men are ready and will march
on the Utes under command of C. . Blylen-
burg. Ladles are making bandages and the
town Is thoroughly excited. "
The Fight With Colorow.
MF.EKKIU Col. , ( by courier to Glenwood
Springs ) , Auirust 15. One battle be
tween the Utes and Sheriff Kendall's
party resulted In the wounding of
four bucks , and old Colorow has
asked permission to leave tbe battlo-fleld
and go back to the reservation. The fight
occurred on Beaver creek last Tuesday , and
your correspondent obtained particulars
after a hard day's ride over the ranee toward
Traders' lake , where he mot William U.
Miller and Jim Ducbamp , who had just
left this place and were going
up the north fork of the White river , where
they expected to find Kendall , who , with
thirty-five men , Is following what looks to bo
a cold trail. The battle ot Tuesday last Is
behind Beaver crook and within five miles of
the old battle ground of 1BTO. Kendall had
been following the trail of the Utes for
twenty-four hours , and about two miles
from where he met them he
encountered squaws and herds going west.
Ho did not disturb them , but two or three
squaws showed light and ho was compelled
to take their ttnlves from them. He then
uushed on across the country and came upon
Colorow and elshty-four bucks camped In
the shelter of a clump of trees about 500
yards from the bluffs. As soon as
the Indians caught sight of the sheriff
and party , they Immediately rushed to their
horses , rode further back , halting every few
minutes as If to encourage pursuit , in which
they were successful. Once In the open
plain they Immediately began to encircle the
cowboys and fired twice at them. The
Indians outnumbered the sheriff's following
by two to o'ne and * he returned
to the bluff , celling a clump ot trees between
himself and the hostlles. The whites dis
mounted and behind the shelter of the trees
returned the Indians' fire , wounding ono
Duck. Colorow did not seem to participate
much In the fighting , but occupied a place on
the bluff. The fight continued all the after
noon and up to dark , when the Indians
went off toward ttie north bank ot the
White river. Four Indians were wounded
in the fleht , and ono Is said to bo prettv
badly Injured and will die. It was expected
they would attack the camp at night , but did
not do so , and the scouts sent out by Kendall
at daybreak returned In an hour with the
Intelligence that they could see no Indians.
Kendall was last seen by Miller and Du-
champ on Thursday night They were then
on the battle field on Milk river , and had
just seen the Indians. A skirmish totk
place and continued about one hour , when
the Indians drew oil and took to the shelter
of the hills. Miller and Duchamp
left the party there and came to
Meeker. Duchamp Is out scoutlnir for the
Utes. Kondnll Is supposed to bo in the vlcin-
Itv of Williams' fort , on the White rlvnr ,
about forty miles north of Meeker. Ho
has onlv thirty-five men , not sixty ,
as stated. The men are all In coed
health but poorly armed , and the Intelli
gence that County Commissioner Reynolds
brines from Gleuwnod Springs of the arri
val of 3,000 rounds of ammunition and fifty
stands ot arms Is welcomed. As soon as
possible a party will bo made up and sent
out to find and reinforce Kendall.
Humors Which Itench Glnnwood.
Gr.E.vwooi ) SPUINOS , Colo. , August 15.
( Special Telegram to the BKi.l : Nothing
ha : been heard directly from Sheriff Kendall
since Thursday last , but enough has come
throuch couriers bound over the range to
justify the belief that a battle has been
fought and that the Utes cot the worst of It.
It Is known that live Indians were either
killed or wounded and that old Colorow has
concluded to go bacK to the reservation If
permitted to do so. He has asked that ho be
permitted to take the wounded Indians
away , and promises , If permitted to do so ,
that ho will go back to the Uintah reserva
tion and stay there. This request ,
however , is believed to bo a ruse
to give moro time to collect
other renegades who are roaming through
Cathedral Bluffs and also Douglass creek , In
the western part of the state. I met a ranch
man to-day who came from Golden Cltv , a
few miles from the Utah line. He said that
ho mot a great many Utes from the Uintah
and Uncompahgro reservations roaming In
tbo hills huntlnc and fishing. Ono of these
parties , he said , was headed by a cousin of
Colorow and was coming toward the cast
The settlers In the western district , which Is
very suarcely settled , are all prepared to re-
sUt any advance made by the Indians , and
had organized to protect their places.
They do not believe , however , that
Colorow has taken the warpath
In earnest , but are inclined to think ho Is
simply attempting to evade the arrest of two
bucks wanted by Sherlft Kendall for cattle
stealing. The condition of affairs at Meeker
and In the surrounding country Is practically
unchanged. Men are patrolling the town
heavily armed and others are reconnoiterlnc
the country In search of redskins. The Utes
are said to have divided Into two parties.
One Is headed by Colorow and the other by
his son. The one headed by Colorow himself
Is composed of forty lighting bucks , and
young Colorow has probably fifty more. It
Is supposed that they have separated
In order to reach the reservation
by different routes , although the ranch
believe that Colorow Is established north
west of Meeker In the hills and that his son
has gone over to Douglas creek for rein
forcements. Three thousand rounds of am
munition have been received and guns arc
on their way. The disposition of them has
has not been definitely determined. The
Aspen company has been thoroughly
equipped and U ready to move. It Is be
lleved that the trouble , Ir there was anything
more than the demand by the sheriil
of this county for the surrender ol
two Ute thieves and the refusal ol
Colorow to comply , Is now over , and lufor
mation leeardlng the final settlement U do
laycd In transit Colorow Is thoroughly dis
liked , and that every settler on the Whlti
and Yampa river , and every cattleman In th <
county fears him , Is evident They will no
feel safe until he has been chained down t <
the reservation and euardca or dead. Thej
prefer the latter. When It was discovere <
that ho was killing and running oil cattle I
gave the settlers an opportunity to revengi
the horrible crimes that Colorow has beei
guilty of and of ridding themselves and pro >
big lasulu an <
Intrusion forever. They Marled out to d o It
and will do so if permitted to follow their
own Inclinations.
The traders of the White and Yampa are
held responsible in a degree for the outbreak ,
as they nave favored Colorow and his band
In their hunting and trapping expeditions ,
buying their hides and and pelts and giving
In return whiskey and tobacco.
The only Information to-day WAS a letter
brought from Mayor Gregory , of Meeker ,
brought by Charley Shcdlcr and F. C. Me-
Nolll. who left Meeker at 8 o'clock last
night and mmlesixtylive miles In
nine hours over a very rouirh road
and In the rain. The letter was addressed to
General West and contained very monger In
formation , simply saying thnt Kendall had
not been heard from since Thursday , and
that the Utes had divided , Colorow with ono
band having como to a place on the White
river a few miles aftove Meeker and sent a
courier to town asking a conference with
some authorized agent This agent , who Is
not named , went to the rendezvous. Col
orow asked for fifteen ttays to move
his wounded , the number of which
and the manner of rcmovlne them not being
stated. The proposition had been considered
by the mayor and other otliclals of the
county , but no action had been taken on It.
The two Utes , John Henry aud Mose , who
are wanted for horse stealing , were with
Colorow , but are now supposed to bo with
another wing of the party heading toward
the Utah line. Colorow denied that ho had
defended these Utes , but claimed that he
mistook the sheriff and his assistants for a
party of hunters who had l > ecn follow
ing them. Colorow waited for one
day to hear tbo result of the
conference at Meeker , but receiving no reply
made off , going up the north fork of the
White In the direction of the Wyoming line.
The other band , with whom the'two Ute
thieves are supposedJto be , have struck off to
the west from the White river. Kendall Is
supposed to be following this outfit.
The courier who left hero Sunday morning ,
made a most remarkable ride to Meeker
reaching It In just eight hours. Ho wen
over mountains by a narrow and uncertain
cattle trail and arrived in Meeker an hour be
fore the two messengers loft. The messen
gers say that he left Meeker Sunday night to
start up the north fork of the White In
search of Kendall. He was Instructed
to see Kendall and get a verbal
report of his condition and wants ,
after which he will ride cross the country
back to Glenwood Springs and report as
soon as possible. He Is authorized to em
ploy messengers to send any report he may
receive while heading for the sheriff's party ,
and some word is expected to-uiorrow night
The absence of information from Kendall Is
believed to be due to his hot chase after the
two Ute thieves and his desire to bring them
back. Ho may turn up at any moment
From one of the couriers your correspond
ent obtained the following : Colorow's son ,
who was sent to Uintah agency for help at
the first outbreak , hat returned. Ho was
seen on the morning of the 10th at Bor.-itcln's
ranch going up the White river. A man
called to him. but he refused to pay any at
tention until overtaken. Ho then said he
know nothing of the outbreak and added :
"White man heap damn fool. " His horse was
covered with foam aud showed signs of hard
No News or the Sheriff.
DENVER , Colo. , Aneust 13. [ Special Telegram
gram to the BKH.J The situation on the
White Hiver agency remains unchanged so
far as can be learned. Considerable fear is
entertained tor Sherlft Kendall and his
posse , who had the encounter with Colorow
and his band on Thursday. No news has
been received from them since Friday , and It
Is feared they have been massacred or are
surrounded by Indians and unable to escape ,
or will eventually , from starvation , be
forced to make a a dash for liberty , and be
murdered in the attempt. Tbe following
was received to-day , by Governor Adams from
Adjutant General W $ 't ,
GLENWOOD SPUINOS , August 15. Gover
nor Adams : 1 have just received the follow
ing from my courier sent yesterday to
Meeker. He started this morning In search
of Kendall. I place no reliance in Colorow's
promise. Fifteen days is a good long while
for htm to gather his gang. 1 have beard
nothing from the arras which were shipped
from Leadville. Better ship 150 guns of fifty
caliber and plenty of amunitlon at once.
MEKKBH , 8:806. : m. , August 14. Adjutant
General George West ; The sheriff and his
party have not been hoard from since Thurs
day. He la supposed toDe following one
party of Utes under Colorow and one party
sent there for talk , ana they were seen by
two responsible citizens , to whom they
promised that if they wore given lifteen days
undisturbed they would remove their
wounded aud go to Uintah. We need 150
guns and ammunition , which should be
shipped to Glenwood , wh re wo would re
ceipt for and be responsible for the same.
With that we could take care ot ourselves. If
necessary , till troops'were ' sent , should they
be needed. "
Signed by Mayor Clark and board of county
No Notification of Any Ute Outbreak.
WASHINGTON , August 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BKE. | General Upshur , acting
commissioner of Indian affairs , said to-day
that the Indian office has not heard a
word from any of the Indian agents relative
to the alleged outbreak of the White Itlvor
Utcs. For this reason the office Is inclined
to the belief that the reports of the outbreak
have been greatly exaggerated , If indeed
there Is any truth at all In them. No information
mation of the outbreak had been received by
the war department up to the time of closing
the olllco this afternoon.
Trying to Prove a Missouri Court's
Actions Unconstitutional.
ST. Josiu'ii , Mo. , Auirust 15. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. J An attempt will be
made to have the case ot Prouck , the wife
murderer , reversed when It Is brought up be
fore the supreme court In October , on the
cround that the act of the legislature enacting
the criminal court In Buchanan county was
unconstitutional. The criminal court was
established In conformity to a
proviso of the constitution which
provld es that in all counties having a
population In excess of 50,000 the legislature
may create a separate court for the trial ot
criminal and civil cases. Mr. F. S. WInn ,
Prnuck's attorney , said to-day that the de
fense would claim that no evidence was
biought before the legislature showing that
Buchanan county had a population of over
50,000 at the time ot the passaco of the act ,
the census ot ISM ) clvlng It as
4J,000. ! It the point Is favorably
passed upon by the supreme court it will plact *
the criminal affairs of the county in a com
plicated and deplorable condition. A great
many criminals have been sent to the peni
tentiary since the establishment of the court ,
and numerous others have been either lined
or sentenced to thecouutv jail. It will bo re-
memberea that It was before this court that
Dr. S. S. Itlchmond , who murdered Colonel
J. W. Strong , editor of the Herald , on Juno
18 , i&O , was tried and adjudged Insane. The
opinions of the lawyers differ In regard to the
point. Many laughed at It , claiming that the
matter was thoroughly examined Into bclore
the passage of the act Others claim that
the point raised Is n good ono aud merits con
sideration ,
The Vislltlc Supply.
CincAno.August 12. The visible sitpply
for the week ending August 13 , a compiled
by the secretary of tbo Chicago board ol
trade , Is as follows :
BuMiels Bushel ?
Wheat 3J.7iisooo Corn . CbOJo
Oats 8T OUOO Itye . soiooc
Barley 131,000
The Thistle HpOtcnn.
LONDON , August 15. Captain Ormston ,
of the British steamer Annie , which arrived
at Queenstown from Baltimore , reports hi
passed the Scotch yacht , Thistle , nn the Ctl
Inst. In latitude 40:44 : north and longitude
41:39 : west , proceeding under all plain bail ,
Manitoba Crops.
WINNIPF.O , Man. , August 15-The croj
bulletin of the Manitoba department of aurl
culture , just issued , shows that the Indlca
tlons all point to very large returns through
outtlie Province.Thoweatlicr U very favor
J I ftblQ fttid the wheat harvest U lu lull swiug.
Glandtonians Carry the Chester Election in
Bpito of Heavy Odds.
The Mosses Juhllant Over the Defeat
ol'thoOlasioa ALIuernl Union
ist Opinion Thn Success-
rut CaudldAto ,
Conacrvatlvcs Very Bine.
n { CapurfgM tSS ! bv James Gordon neMticft.1
LONDON , August 15. [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to the BEE. ] Blue Is a pale
name for the color ot tory faces this evening
In the parliament lobbies and at the tory
clubs. The liberals , however , seem desirous ,
In a western phrase , of "painting the town
red,1' all over the Chester election on Satur
day , to 1111 the vacancy caused by the death
ot IS. Verdln , liberal-unionist. It was a
great victory for the Gladstones. As for
the few Irish members left In town , they
seem incessantly shaking hands with each
other. 1 saw a personal telegram from
Gladstone , who deservedly regarded the re
sult as a personal triumph. Lord
Henry Grosvenor. the defeated liberal-
union candidate , Is the younger son
of the Duke ot Westminster , who
was once Gladstone's dearest friend and allv.
When they politically parted a year ago the
duke committed the meanness of sending to
auction the portrait of Gladstone , for which
he had expressly caused the then premier to
sit. The duke lives In the Unester district ,
and as he bad practically controlled it when
a liberal , he expected to still control It as a
half-way tory or liberal-unionist. Last year
he held control over the now successful Glad-
stonlan , and by a majority of 6M. In 1585
the duke had assisted In obtaining a liberal
majority of 1,023 for this very candidate.
Now ho and his son are 'beaten ' by 1,129.
Ills spiteful action towards Gladstone
In the picture matter told heavily
aealnst his lordhng son. Moreover , the
latter has what the cockneys call a "la-da-da"
manner , most unpopular. The result Is a
clean victory for homo rule , because the torles
made that the solo Issue. The Irish members
largely raided the Gladstone canvass , and
showed the liberals , who last year deserted ,
that Irish members of parliament wore not
separatists , disorganizes , nor revolution
1 encountered ono liberal-unionist who has
been a-strong worker , a'nd who only freely
talked on the promise not to bo Identified.
He said :
"Well , the torlos have held their own. In
188. " , they polled 3,995 , now 3,933. The liberals
united polled then 5,023 , , now 5.112. The
small dlllerence shows about the same party
strength. We had , as usual , an unfortunate
and weak candidate , who set the aristocracy
and feudal Incidents against the masses. "
"lasted : "What sign is there in the re
sults ? "
He answered : /'Curiously enough these
recent gains for Gladstone and this molting
away of Uartlnet6n-Chamberlaln voters will
tend to strengthen , perhaps , and certainly to
maintain the government majority In the
commons. Nearly all the liberal-union
members of parliament are flukes or acci
dents. Knowing they would all lose their
elections If dissolution came , even If they
were renomlnated , which would be Improba
ble , they will grl.rqly vote with Salisbury on
all questions and keep up the majority. "
But Mr. Brunner , the successful member of
parliament , can speak for himself. When
the newly returned member came out of the
counting of vote room , he entered his car
riage and was driven to the Crown and An
chor hotel , from the windows of which ho
addressed an excited crowd as follows :
"You have to-day won a victory for Glad
stone and Ireland , and the Issue has been
made absolutely clear for the tirst time be
tween the classes and the masses. You have
decided It by your votes that you are to rule
In this country aud not the aristocracy.
You have Initiated a now departure. It Is a
message of peace from your country with re
gard to Ireland that cannot bo overstated.
It Is the vote of one party of the working
classes to cause the right of mercy to the
cause of peace , and this has never been more
significantly show than It has been to-day.
Tito worklngmen came to keep me from
north , south , cast and west , and I thank
them from my heart for the great victory they
have helped wo to achieve. "
It Is always usual at declarations of the
poll In Enuland for the defeated candidate to
also address his friends , but Lord Henry
Grosvenor stood not upon the order of his
going , but Immediately lied to bis ducal papa
without an address.
The tory Evening Standard , Globe , St
James Gazette and Evening News and Lib
eral-Union Kcho are apparently so disgusted
that they do not comment on the result and
barely give tbo figures. But the Pall
Mall Gazette heads Its long account
with a metaphorical rooster.
He Calls Upon His Subjects to Pro
tect the Fatherland.
ICojii/rloht 1H67 tin Jiltnca Qortl m tlcnnctt , }
BitussKi.3 , August 15. Now York Herald
Cable Special to the BUK. | To-day King
Leopold , presiding at the Inauguration of the
statues of the Flemish patriots DeConlng
and Jean Urondcl at Bruges , pronounced a
stlrrlngspeechon Belgium's traditlonsandIu
present Indepeudence. The speech was full
of indirect but clean hints as to the impend
ing dancer that menaces botli Belgium and
Holland and was in favor of the compulsory
military service act recently rejected by par
liament against the king's personal desires ,
The king said that the symbolic lion at Flan
ders must not go to sleep and Belgium must
guard against an excess of confluence In her
security and In everlasting peace. The dan
gers which threatened Flanders In tin
middle ages have not all disap
peared. Civilization has made greul
headway but the conditions of the life ot
nations while undergoing transformation
are still subject to the old Influences. Now
adays wars have crushing results for the
vanquished and nations which allqw them
selves to bo taken by suppriso are lost na
tions. In the memorable days when tin
Flemish burghers fought under the rampart :
of Courtiers , noblemen , citizens and working
men all united to shed their blood together ,
Their priests were by their sides encourag
ing the living and blessing the dead. This
example should be followed and no sacrifice
neglected to hold the rights and Independ
ence of the fatherland. The king stronglj
emphasized the sentence about the priest :
and made a pointed allusion to the recent
attitude of the clerical party who caused the
compulsory military bill to bo rejected. The
king's speech caused a great sensation and
its probable etlect will bo the Introduction
and passage of a rUId coniDtilsory servlci
bill at the next session , for the defense o
Belgium's neutrality aud Independence.
Itevnlutlnu Threatened In nol ltiin
[ CiipurtaM 1SS7 Ixj Joints ( lonltn llennet' . ]
BIIUSSKI.S , August 15. | Now York Heral
Cable Special to the BKK.J The modeiat '
section of the work'Ingmun's congress hel
Its second meeting to-day p. * . Mons. it wn
decided to organize- themselves for future
strikes , but not to pronounce for an Im
mediate strike. The revolutionary faction
which broke away from the other yesterday
met separately and decided to organize under
the name of "republican socialists. " with
forty groups , which will act especially In
large mlnlnir districts. Headlngly , a dele
gate from the London social democratic fed
eration , delivered a violent speech , exhorting
the Belgians to rise In revolution. Imme
diately after ho had spoken ho was secretly
warned by his friends that the Belgian
authorities had ordered his Immediate arrest.
Therefore ho left Mous at once. The police
authorities are searching all trains for him ,
but ho will probably bo able to make h Is
escape to England. Headlngly Is ono of the
editors of the London Justice , and also a con
tributor on medical subjects to the Lancet.
nrltlsh Grain Trndn Review.
LONDON , August 13. The Mark Lane Ex
press , in Its review of the British grain trade
during the past week , says : With the ex
ception ot a few slight showers , the drought
has not been broken. In the greater part of
the kingdom the days have been 15 degrees
colder and the nights autumnal. Vegetation
appears to bo giving out Wheat
deliveries have been numerous. Val
ues continue to decline. ' If the weather
keeps drv lower rates appear to be Inev
itable. The sales ot Eucllsh wheat
during the week wore not reported. The
average price In London for the week ended
Tuesday was .14 shillings on 604 quarters.
The Hour trade Is depressing. Some
now barleys have been offered. Their
color has been good and their qual
ity various. In foreign wheat there
Is no fresh feature. Values arc
arndimlly declining. Interest appears to bo
confined to the native crops , or rather the
condition In which It can be delivered. The
outcome ot the collapes of the wheat corner
In San Francisco Is not yet determined , and
there Is therefore an accumulation ot Cali
fornia wheat In Liverpool , which threatens
the trade. In the off-coast trade prices have
declined from Is 3d to Is Ud.
The Hultnn'a dhlcf Eunuch Dead.
LONDON , August 15. The death Is an
nounced at Constantinople of Agba , the Sul
tan s chief eunuch and confidential advisor ,
who virtually directed the state affairs ot
Turkey. _
Wales nt Hambnra.
BKIILIN , August 15. The prince of Wales
arrived at Hamburg to-day.
The Chatsworth Dlsaatcr.
CiiATSwoitTir , 111. , August 15. Mr. Still-
well , of West Point , Ind. , who was Injured
In the recent wreck , died at Piper City this
morning. The wounded hero passed the
night quite comfortably.
CHICAGO , August 15. The Times to-day
has a dispatch stating that two men have
been arrested on the charge of being the In-
cendarlcs who caused the Chatsworth horror ,
The authority given for the Information
Is a man named Dobbs , who has been
working for tome tlmo past for a fanner
named Morris Konoya , about three miles
from Kentland , Ind. Dobbs Informed the
Times correspondent that two men were
arrested on suspicion of having sot ( ire to the
bridge. They wore given a preliminary ex
amination before a Justice of the peace
and the proof was considered strong
enough to hold them In Jail where they are
now confined pending further proceedings.
Dobbs added that bin employer Kenoya was
present at the examination. A correspond
ent interviewed William F. Terrell ,
conductor of the freight train ,
and JearnediXrom. him that the arrest
hasVocciisloued considerable excitement in
the stale lino. Ho also said that YardmaUer
Jones of the Toledo , Pcorla & Western , who
is stationed at the state line , visited Kent-
land and confirmed the truth of the arrest
CHICAGO , HI. , August 15. A committee of
citizens to-day arranged for a benollt enter
tainment In aid of the poor sufferers from
the Chatsworth railroad disaster. It will be
given at Columbia theatre the week of Sep
tember 19.
Failure of the Labrador Fisheries.
ST. JOHNS , N. F. , August 15. [ Special
Telegram to the BEE. I The news of the
utter failure of the Labrador fisheries , re
ceived to-day , confirms the worst fears of the
people. The alarming report Is received that
1,000 vessels are coming back clean , and that
the remaining MX ) crafts have only a few
quintals of fish each. Thirty thousand people
ple go from Now Foundland to Labrador
every spring to llsh. Five hundred quintals
per vessel Is a fair catch. That gives those
engaged in it a bare existence. Last year the
catch averaged less than " 00 quintals , and
there was starvation all along the coast The
whole hope of the people consequently de
pended upon this year's catch. Northern
Labrador fisheries arc a total failure. Kvon
the straits of Belle Isle fisheries yield less
than last year , while from Cape Knee north
ward tishcry Is such ail utter failure that It
will not average five quintals per man. The
outlook for the coming winter Is conso-
uently worse than U was last year , while
? rom -the present appearance nothing but
transportation to the United States or entire
support by the government will save the
whole resident population of Labrador from
slowly starving to death.
Union of 5111kmen.
ELOIN , III. , Aueust 15. Dairymen of this
city and vicinity met to-day and completed
the formation of a protection union.
E. G. Ketch urn was elected president.
The executive board was elvon general over
sight of the dairy Interest. ' It was decided
not to set an arbitrary price on milk at pres
ent but to negotlato with condensers and
factory men amiable arrangements during
the winter. The union will meet again in
two weeks.
The Illinois State Fair.
CHICAGO , August 15. Virgin , superin
tendent of the state fair , which Is to bo held
at Olnoy commencing September 24 , was In
this city to-day on business connected with
the fair. Ho says there seemed to bo an Im
pression In the. state , that the water supply
ofUlney would not bo bulliclent. Virgin
says steam pumps will Do In working ordur
and the necessary pipe will be furnished
which will give ten to twenty thousand gallons
lens per hour , which with the present supniy
wilt bo sufficient. He says the outlook for
the state fair was never better.
Texas Fever In Now York.
Oswnao , N. Y. , August 15. A disease said
to bo Texas fever has broken out among the
cattle In this neighborhood. Ten days ago
a man brought a herd of twenty-eight cows
hero from Jefferson county to butcher for
market , Seven were killed and sold wiien It
was discovered that the others had Texas
fever , and ten died and the rest > vem killed
In the presence of the state veterinary sur
j'nked to Drnili.
ALIIANY , N. Y. , August 15. John J.
Uccdy , aged 83 , foreman In a slave foundry ,
disappeared Saturday morning , To-day his
body was found In an oven for baking
ladles. It Is presumed ho went In there , and
h Ing down , tell asleep. A lire was started
Saturday and the door of the oven was then
locked. His presence not boiug noticed , I HI
was baked for about forty-eight hours.
The Chicago IlnodlcrV Successor * .
CHICAGO , August 15. At a mcetlni ; of the
county hoard tills afternoon W. W. Stewart ,
D. V. Puriugton , Thomas Bronary , H. M ,
Singer , Henry C. Soiino. Joseph Donncrs-
bergerand A. B. Hard , ivcio appointed
county commissioners to 111 ! the VMcaucIo-
created by the resignation of the convicts
Two Canndlan Stoumorn Sol/ed.
UocinsTit : , August 15. Two Canadlar
d steamers , tliu Hastings and Kathleen , wen
seized by the custom house officers at Cliar
,1 lotto today.Tlu > seizure \vf\smudo \ on tin
1 ground that neither of the boats tins been in
is 8Pcc.teU by ( bo Uwited Statoa Inspectors.
The Assailant of Miss Nobles Summarljy
Diipojod of by A Hob ,
Itoported Death of Father Harnejf
In Ireland Where ho Had Uono
for hlo Health Other
low * News ,
A Iicclicr Lynched.
LKOX. la. , August 15.-Spcclal ( Tohrt
gram to the BKE.J On Sunday morning at
1:00 : a band of masked men , about thirty Inf
number , rode Into town from the west quletli
to the jail and demanded the keys ot Sheriff
llonnold and on his refusal to do so the *
went to work with sledges and hammers and
knocked the lock off. There wore tlvo steel
doors to go through aud It took them nearly
two hours to accomplish the work. Whet *
they had succeeded In getting into the jal
they took out James IJoynolds. the man win
was confined there for committing an assaul' '
on Miss Noble two weekairo. ! . Ho wai
taken to a bridge just at the west end o :
town and a rope Was placed around his neokj
and the other made fast to the bannister !
and ho was then ( tlvon an opportunity to
make a statement with regard to his crime.
but he refused to say a word , and after wait *
Ing about ton minutes for htm to speak the
barrel on which ho was standing was taken
from under him and ho was left suspended
by the neck and In a few minutes ho wail
dead. The mob then rode quietly away and
left him hanging.
* * '
An Old Farmer Hangs Illminlf.
WiNTKitsttT. la. , August 16. [ Special
Telegram to the BKE. 1 John OK burn ,
farmer aged about lifty , living near Peru *
seventeen miles southeast of Winterset , comjr
ml tied suicide Saturday evening. Ho went )
out to do his chores , and not returning fotf
some time his family became uneasy because !
of his long absence and went out to the barn
and found him hanging dead. Ho had takea
a dose ot pans green before hanging him'
self. Ho had been deranged for some time }
and was in poor circumstances. Ho leaves
wile aud somu grown children. For two !
years ho had .suffered from occasional attack
of melancholy during which ho expressed
fears of coming to want , though on the day
of taking his own life and tor some time ]
previous he seemed perfectly well. On that ]
day he went to Murray and came back apJ
parontly all rlttht He attended to his own
chores as usual but soon after dark ho went ?
to the barn and hanged himself.
Another Urldec In I'ronpect.
DAVENPOIIT , la. , August 15. [ Special
Telegram to the BKK. | Major McKenzle *
of the United btatcs engineer ofllco , KocU
Island , sent notice to the press to-day stating
that a board of engineers will bo hero to
morrow to consider the plans and location of-
the third bridge across the Mississippi which ?
the Chicago , Burlington & Northern pro ) ,
poses to erect. If the report is favorable thu
bridge will be built.
Fire nt Htrawbcrry Point.
BTRAWIIKKKY POINT , la. , August 15.
[ Special Telegram to the BEE. | A house )
aud barn , Snydor's barber shop , B. ilans *
con's dwelling , Klenhelm's two-story dwell
ing and Porter's blacksmith shop were de
stroyed by lire early this morning. It was
only by strenuous cITorts that the business
portion of the town was saved.
Death of Father Harnoy. . .
Pr.itnr , la. , August 15. ISpecialTelogratrl
to the BKK.J Word was received hero that
Father P. J. Uarney , the well known 0ith4 :
olio prlset and an old resident of central
Iowa , died In Ireland July 30 , where ho haq
cone for his health.
Instantly Rilled hy a Playmate.
MOUNT AVH. la , , August 15. ( Special-
Telegram to the Br.ii.l Yesterday afternoon
while several boys wore playing near town
and using revolvers carelessly , Johnny
Spears was shot accidentally by Joey
Scouhud. He died Instantly.
Out In Two liy the Ciu-s.
CAKIIOI.L , la. , August 15. [ Special Tola-
gram to the BIK. : I Lust evening John Ai n'/ ,
a young man , was Instantly killed under the
cars while trylnir to climb on a moving
train. His body was cut in two aud horribly
mangled. _
Flro at Walnut.
WALNUT , la. , August 15. [ Special Tele
gram to the BCK. I The depot at this place )
was entirely destroyed by tire about mld- >
Tumultoua Blootlnj ; or the United
Labor Party In Now York. j
NEW Vonic , August 15. At a meeting nt
the United Labor union Sunday afternood
the food producers section reported that thejj
had adopted resolutions denouncing thej.
county committee of the United Labor party
for expelling the socialist trainman McKlra <
and refusing to allow his report to ho read/
This created much confusion but the chalB
was finally upheld. The plcnlo committed
then reported that Governor Hill had been
Invited to review the union parade on SepJ
( ember 5. At once there was hlsHinir , and
amid groans the proposition to Invite the
governor was laid on the table. During tb
rest of the session there was o continual con *
filet between the conservatives and the KM
clallsts and the mooting broke up lu urtat
tludeo Newman Denies n Motion to
riclcnso Him From Jail.
WiNC'itK.STUii , Va. , August 15. Klddler
bercer remains quietly In jail. A motion ,
was made In court to release him , which
Judge Newman denied. All Is quiet tow
Trial of the Water Illcyolc.
BUFFALO , N. Y. , August 15. | Spee'aI' '
Telegram to the BKK | Alphonso Klnaf
crossed the Niagara river above the whlrlj
pool on a water bicycle yesterday. Prince ,
Do Vawongse of Slaui witnessed the feal
and applauded heartily. The bicycle is sup ?
ported byInc llonts and to the wheel of till
machine puddles are attached. The wholtf
thing weighs -M pounds and Is steered by
the head wheel attached by cords to thti ru *
der. The bicycle rodw bravely and well tint
til the center of the river was reached , whorq
It careened wildly. The current was swift
and the waves were ugly and choppy here ,
and the strange emit was UH sen from sidi
to Kido a good deal. King put mure muscular
power Into bin logs , however , and finally
pnsfaud through snfelv.
lie noini ; to Hunt Indiana. ,
OITV , Dale. , August 15. iSpedaf
Telegram to the OKK. I Kx-Govnrnnr Dwea
aad Congressman Laird arrived hero thltf
morning from Nebraska. They have to/-
nun row fur the mountains , accompanied by
Mxpurt mlnoraloKlMs. They have a complete
outfit , but Hhooting docs not commence hero
until September. They are close-mouthed.
the object ot their trip.
Scutari In FlumoH.
CO.S-STANTI.VOIM.K , August 15. A great
wmflagifttlon Is raging ut Scutari , opposlto
this city. Many hundreds of houses'havo
already been destroyed. A hlu'li wind Is pre * '
vailing and the Humes arc t > tlll spreading.
The Vnliiiiltio.r Wliix.
CoTTA'jK Cirv , Muss , , August 15. In the ;
lace between.Ilio Mayllower , Puritan , Atlan
' tic < ind Volunteer , troin liero to Newport , fet
Ui ntvr > ! ruu ( r'uu. I'1" ' ' t named > \on