Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 19, 1887, Image 1
THE SEVENTEENTH YEAK. OMAHA. JTK1DAY MOB TENQ. AUGUST 10. ' 1887. NUMBER C2J THE WORK OF WILD WINDS , Republican Oily Swept By a Terrific Btorm Yesterday Afternoon , TWO CARPENTERS KILLED. A Ijargo New IJrlck Hcliool House. Completely Wrecked The Kn- tire Town Very Nearly Demolished. The Wreck of the Wind. JtKi'tniMCAN CITV , Neb. , August 18. ISpecIalTelegram to the BEE.J A terrible cyclone , combining In all their fury the three elements of wind , rain and hall , swept over this city this evening. It began at 4 o'clock and abated about 0 , dealing In Us two hours' continuance death and destruction. The town Is scarcely recognizable. All of Its monuments of material progress and pros perity are destroyed. Kvcry brick building has been wrecked. The walls of the new Bchoolhouse , Hearing completion , wcro blown In , burying In their ruins seven work men. Of these live were rescued , living , but much Injured. The other two , J. J. Lan- nlng and Mr , Allen , wcro killed outright. Many frame houses were literally blown away , their occupants Hoeing from thorn to save their lives. Several people wcro In jured In trying to make their escape from their houses. One man , whose name Is unknown , cannot recover. A violent rain storm , accompanied by hall , breaking every window on the north and east sides of buildings , completely deluged the city and effected the completion of the ruin. The damage thus far will reach S 50,000 , un covered by Insurance. A nr.TAIl.EI ) ACCOUNT. Rr.rum.icAN CITV , Neb. , August 18. [ Special Telegram to the BKK. I The worst storm ever witnessed In this part ot the state struck this place about 0 o'clock this atter noon. The largo brick school house , just about finished , was completely wrecked. Seven carpenters were cauuht In the ruins. Flvo were rescued alive , but Injured , and twc were seriously wounded. J. J. Lanning , n hiuhly respected youne man of the place , and A. b , Allen , of Alma , Neb , , foreman of the gang , were killed. Lanning was a slnele man , Allen being married. The dormitory of the Mcl'hcrson normal college was badly damaged , the whole north side of the upper Btory being blown In. The house of II. S. Wetherlll , a printer , was completely blown away , burying his wife and two children In the debris , badly Injuring them. The brick residences of William Glbos and Oscar Val- llcott wcro partially demolished. The front of the law olllco of James Hunter lays In the street The one-story residence of Dr. Beccher was lifted entirely off 1U foundation and carried some distance , but , strange to say , damaging It but little. Light ning struck the rostdonco ot L. K. Morris , badly damaglnc It A number of other resi dences were moro or less Injured , outhouse ! were prostrated , fences blown down and , together with the contents ol lumper yards , scattered over the town. The city generally presents a demoralized condition. The storm lasted fully twenty-five minutes a straight , hard blow , accompanied by heavy rain and hall. . the ball breaking windows on the north and east sides ot houses. The loss to city am vicinity at rough figures will reach 830,000. Dumly County School Ijnnd Sale. BUNKIU.MAN , Neb. , August 18. ISpecla Telegram to the BEE.J The public sale o Dundy county school lands drew a larpi number ot speculators to BonKclman to-day The bidding was spirited. Sixteen dot Ian per acre was paid for choice lands. Ncarl' every section In the county was either soli or leased. Failures. NKW YOIIK , August 18. The New Yorl creditors of the Hay ward Rubber company manufacturers of rubber goods at Norwlcl and Colchester , Conn. , have received olllclo notice of Clmilcs Bard as receiver of th company. This was the first Intimation litho the trade that the company was In trouble The assets of the company were general1 ! supposed to bo about 3750,000 , and the llablll ties about 8400,000 outsldeof the capital stock CIIICAOO. August 18. Thn jewel.-y linn o Matson & Co. , ono of the oldest In the city failed this afternoon for $140,000. A con fesslon ot judgment In favor of the prlnclpa creditors was made. Edward Forman , an old employe , has beei appointed receiver. He says that owing t the sudden death of Mr. Watson recently I was necessary to close up the affairs ot'th house , as none of the family cared to conduc the business. This method was chosen n the simplest. Ho thinks the affairs are i excellent shape and will Issue a statemen soon. Gould Trniles tlondR For Cash. NKW YOIIK , August 18. [ Special Telegrat S the BKK. ] The Times says : Jay Goul V has turned 7,000,000 more ot his bonds Int cash. This makes 317,000,000 within thlrt days. This time the sale Is of Iron Mountai 5 per cents , and they KO to European cuMon ersof the Wall street baukiug housu of Kuhi Loch & Co. An llllnolH Vecoran Killed. llAi/mioitE , Md. , August 18. The bed ot a man who had papers upon his perso showing him to have been successively sei grant , lieutenant and captain ot company. ' Flftv-iifth Illinois volunteers , was found o the Baltimore & Potomac railroad track IAI night , near the city , wheio he had been killc by a train. Death or a Chioaeo Pioneer. CIIICAOO , August 18. Liovl Uosenfoli aged seventy-two , ono ot the peonecrs of tl city , died early this morning. He leaves a estate valued at 83,000,000. Ho was the fathf of Maurice Hosenfeld , noted In connectlc with the great wheat deal , and the credlto of the latter are anxious to know what slia of the estate Maurice will secure. A I'rolesior'H chnngc. * MILWAUKEE , August 1S.-A Madison , \Vi apecial says that Henry P. Armsley , pr lessor of agricultural chemistry at the WI cousin state university , has accepted tl directorship of the Pennsylvania agrlcultur experimental station. A I'hronoloiclst'H Death. PouoiiKEKi'stE , N. Y. , August IS. Prc O. S. Fowler , the noted phrenologist ai lecturer , died at his residence near blnrn Station , Conn. , this morning. The Strike Knilcd. DEXVI : ! ! , August 18. An El Paso spec ! to the Times from the City of Mexico say The strike has collapsed on this end of tl road. All passetuvr and freight trains a runnln- . ' with their accustomed regularity. Whitney will Not Talk. UAH HAIIISOU , Me. , August 18. Sccreta Whitney refuses to bo Interviewed upon tl Admiral Luce matter , sayliu he came he lor rest and not to "talk shop. " Haitian Starts For Australia. ToitoNTO , Or.t. , August 18. Haitian U hero this 'afternoon for San Francis in rout' ' COWAHDIiY ASSASSINATION. A Prominent Mlasoiut Farmer Shot Drad In Ills Own Yard. ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , August 18. [ Special 'tel egram to the BEK.I Samuel Gaun , one ot Buchanan county's best known and wealth iest citizens , was shot and fatally wounded last night at 8:30 : o'clock at his homo about ten miles southeast of this city. Mr. Gann last night at tho-time mentioned was stand ing at the well , ten feet from the kitchen door of his house , drawing a pall of water. As ha was lifting the full bucket from the curb a man advanced on him from the dark ness and presented a revolver and ordered him to throw up both hands. Mr. Gann re plied , "What do you want here , " at the same time drawing back wttn the pall ot water and striking his assailant full In the face. The robber , who by the way was masked , was almost stunned , but pointing his revolver as Mr. Gann fired. The shot , which was from a3S-calibro revolver , took eliect In the right breast In front of the shoulder , the ball piercing the lunz and lodging near the back bone. After the robber fired tils companion suddnnly .stopped around from the side of the housu and tired twice , ono shot striking Mr. ( lann In the abdomen and penetrating the obdomliial cavity. The fiends then Hod and have not been heard from since. The In juries are such that the man cannot recover , and death Is looked for hourly. One ball was cut out at the back , but the other ono had not been located last night Within an hour after the shooting the entire neighbor hood were aroused and men on horseback were seen scouring the roads In all directions hunting for the desperadoes. A regular vlgl- lance association has been organized and nothing will be left undone that will lead to their capture. The reporters with the doctor were stopped three times by the association wbllo on the way homo from Mr. Gann's nt 3 o'clock this morning. The lobbers were masked and at noon yesterday robbed a farmer named Lowe of 3200 as ho was return- ng home from thu city ner Mr. Gann's house , t'hat the same men shot Mr. Gann no ono oubts. Mr. Gann Is worth over a quarter of million dollars. In St. Joe ho Is very well : nown , as In the county , his visits to the city einit numerous , llo enjojs the distinction f be 1111 : the tallest man In northwest Mis- ourl , standing almost seven feet In his lockings. His ago Is about sixty-four years. This morning the sheritf with ten specials ml deputies , went to the scene of the mur- er and at once organized forces , which are iow scouring Mic country. Uobbery was tin- ouutedly the motive for the crime. Mr. IMIII has been popularly supposed for a long line to carry largo sums of money on his icrson itnd to keep various largo sums hid , bout his house. Mr. Gann Is an old Moxl- an war veteran and served under General A. W. Doulplian. who died a few days ago. He Is the wealthiest men In this county out- ido of the city and a democratic leader. OMAHA NATIONAL BANKS. Statement or Their Condition at the Close of Business August 1. WASIIINOTON , August 18. ISpeclal Tele- Tain to the B K.K.I The following Is a state- ncut of the condition of the Omaha national ) anks at the close of business August 1,18S7 , urnished In response to the demand of the comptroller of the currency : KKSOimCT.H. .oansand . discounts § 8,038wa Overdrafts J7b77 United States bonas to secure cir culation 350,000 Llnlted States bonds to secure de posits 650,000 Other stocks , bonds and mortgages , liut.is j " ) ue from approved reserve auents. . l,4'JHft4D ) ue from other national banks 604,48 : ! ) uo from state banks and bankers. . 918,3311 teal estate , furniture and fixtures. . 3S2U40 Jurront expenses and taxes paid. . . : r ,4'7 i'romlums oald 82C.s < i Jliecks and other cash Items 151,302 Exchange for clearing house 219,057 Jills of other national banks SM.702 fractional currency 3.4S-J specie , viz : ( Sold coin 81,184.043 Gold treasury certificates 2,430 Silver coin , dollars 90G , 4 Fractional 41,018 Silver treasury certificates 8,490 1,332,505 Legal tender notes 901,101 Flvo per cent redemption fund 14,55 ( Duo from U. S. treasury 2 ( Total Capital stock paid In. 83,400,001 Surplus fund 570,50 * Other undivided profits 147,631 National bank notes Issued 315,001 Amount outstanding 315,001 Dividends unpaid nil Individual deposits 7,818,43' United States deposits 281 , < ; ! ) : Deposits ot U. S. disbursing oflicer. . 215,78 Duo to other national banks 2,523,04 ; Duo to state banks and bankers. . . . 1,037,93 ! Total 810,210,03 Minneapolis Itoads at War. MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , August 18. Ther Is fair prospect ot a bitter railroad war be tween the roads centering here. The bon of contention will bo the rate on when shipped from western Minnesota andDakot points. Heretofore there baa been a dlffei entlal ot 2J cents on Minnesota am 3 cents on Dakota wheat In fnvo of Minneapolis and against Duluth This differential the Manitoba road , In it tariff about to be Issued , has done nwny will making the Duluth and Minneapolis rate the same. The Northern Pacific has agree to follow the Manitoba's load , althoug the distance over thn line to Dulut ts , ns In the case of the Manitoba , longer thai to Minneapolis. General Washburn , pres dent ot the Minneapolis & Pacific , says tl : result of this policy , It adhered to by nil threads roads , would bo that not n spoonful ot when would come to Minneapolis , and the miller might as shut well up shop. Sensational Testimony. DKNTEII , Colo. , August 18. [ Special Telt gram to the BEE. ] A sensation was createi at th < ) preliminary examination of Mrs. Join A. Witter who ts on trial charged wit' ' poisoning her husband by Edward H. Cald well , a druggist at 1553 Blake btreet , testlfj Ing that ho sold Mrs. Witter ten grains o strychnine on Juno 4 , and one ounce c arsenic on Juno 7. The defense charges tin this testimony Is trimmed un by the project tlon and unreliable , but after a very sever cross-examination , failed to develop an contradictory evidence. Tney , however , di prove that the record book ot poisons sol was very carelessly attended to and man pages missing. The witness could only pn duce In court three or four of the last page of his record book , whlcii covered a period f twenty-one mouths , and contained throut ; this cutlro period tlio record of only four c five other bales I'esKlo the ones alleged I Mrs. Witter. Threatened Canned Fruit. Famln < CHICAGO , August 18. The Tribune th morning says : The fruit dealers of tt United States have been placed in an unpr cedentcd situation. Except In Callforni the fruit crops throughout the country vl tuatly have failed. In Chicago , as elsewher the sfocks nt dried and preserved frul are about exhausted , and owing l the scarcity of labor on the Pacit coast cannot bo replaced , altough wholcsa prices have risen trom 10 to 15 per cen Canned goods.tespecmlly fruits , are nppn ently going to retail during the winter at till 50 per rent above prices obtained th yei previous. According to the Tribune , nn i crease of 25 per cent to California's last yei pack will not be sufficient to prevent tl threatened canned fruit famine In the east. Weather Indications. For Nebraska : Generally fair , slight warmer weather , vaN-iMo winds , general ! shifting to sou then For Iowa : Fair uo.a , ' .irUblo wind shifting to east nnd imii | , slightly warmi In western portionM.itioiciry temperature eastern portion. For Dakota : Fair weather , variable wind " southerly , warmer , PARKER'S ' DESPERATE FIGflT , He Gives Sheriff Doan a Terrible Tussle Before Being Captured , AN ACCOUNT OF THE COMBAT. Being Unable to Secure Bnll , Ho Is Lodged In Jail At North Platte Other News About the State. A IMucky Sheriff. NOHTH PI.ATTK , Nob. , August 18. [ Spe cial Telegram to the BEE. ] Fr-wn Logan county parties wo learn Ilio following addi tional particulars In regard to I-.vrker , the man who robbed Paymaster Bash : Assort thno after the robbery , Parker appeared In Logan county , lie had the money that ho had taken from Hash with him , an original package , and In the same valise It was in when stolen. Parker put up a sod store about fifty miles northwest of Oandy , and purchased a lot of horses and cattle , paying for them with the proceeds of the roDbory. In May , Deputy Sheriff Carter , of Lo.-an county , and a strong posse undertook to ar rest Parker on a warrant for robbing Dash. Parker stood elf the posse and fired several shots at thn deputy sheriff. About two weeks ago three men named BnKnell , Lucas and Johnson , went to Parker's store and ef fected his arrest , claiming they were deputy United States marshals. They took Parker out Into the hills , flvo miles from his store and took from htm what money he had on his person , about 82,100 , and a horse. It turned out that the horse did not belong to Parker , but to llaskcll & Williams , who swore out a warrant for their arrest and arrested them at Plum Creek. Parker appeared In Oandy on Monday , ex pecting the return of the parties who had robbed him. Parker was heavily armed and remained In Oandy all day. On Monday night Sheriff Doane returned to Candy and determined to make the arrest. Parker was at the livery barn , armed with a revolver and bowlo knife , where Doano's horses were. Doane , entirely unarmed , proceeded to feed his horses , keeping his eye on Parker , who was also watching Doano with his hand on his revolver. Doano managed to get within springing distance of Parker , when , with ono bound , he caught Parker from behind and threw him on his face. Then ensued a llfu and death struggle between Parker and Doano for the possession of the revolver and < nife. Parker succeeded In drawing both. ) oano also got a grip on the revolver and 'arker got Donne's thumb between his teeth , jut Doano did not relax his grip of the re- olver. Doano's other hand was cut In the Irugglo over the possession of the knife. < 'or several minutes Doane maintained the dreadful struggle until a crowd was gath- red , who disarmed Parker. I'arker still lield Doano's thumb in his month and re used to let go until ono of the bystanders abbcd the bowie knife Into his throat , when 10 reluctantly lot go. Ho was Immediately jonnd band and foot. A warrant wag then .ssued . by the county court of Logan to arrest I'arker for shooting at Carter with ntont to kill and after a preliminary tearing ho was bound over In 35,000 ball to appear at the next term of the district court Thcro being no jail In Logan county , Sheriff Doano brought his prisoner to North Matte for safe keeping , arriving here yester day. Parker's attorney sued out a writ of labeas corpus before Judge Snelllng , of Lln- : oln county , on the plea that the oall was too excessive. Snelling reduced his ball to 62,500 , which Parker was unable to give , and was remanded to the custody of the sheriff , In the meantime telegrams have been re ceived from United States olllcials at Omaha and Cheyenne authorizing his roarrest on the charge of robbing Pay master Bash , should he bo able to give ball. How I'arker Was Skinned. PI.UM CHKEK , Neb. , August 18. ISpeclal Telegram to the BIE. : | On Sunday alter noon , August 7 , three men , Charles Lucas , Charles Bagnall , and one Johnson , repre senting themselves to bo deputy United States marshals acting under Instruction ; from the United States marshal at Omaha put In an appearance at llaskell &Co.'i ranche , at the head of the Dismal river , Ir thn unorganized territory , and stated thai they wore there for the purpose of arresting Charles Parker , tin desperado who robbea Paymastei Bash last spring at Antelope Springs. Wyo Parker was present and suspicious of tin straneers , but they finally at supper caugh him at a disadvantage and overpowered hiir and disarmed him. They then securely bound htm , and placing him In a buggy drovi about six miles from the ranch to a verj lonely place , where they told him If he wouk pay them a consideration they would tun him loose. He consented and pal < them , as the BEE correspondent Is told , § 3,18.1 They then skipped , leaving Parker unarmet and afoot Ono of the alleged officers Lucas , was arrested at Broken Bow thi Tuesday following ; another , Bagnall. wa arrested last Saturday morning at Kearney while the other Is still at large. Bagnall 1 an Englishman and Is known by a numbe of people In this city , having been In th employ of Edward Crowdson , a stock growe of Glister county. Parker , as soon as he se cured arms , started In pursuit of bis assail ants , and , it Is reported , overtook them , and litho the fight which ensued was killed. Bagnal was in Cozad Friday , the 12ti ! , and told ac quaint an ces tlicro that ho was on his way t England. The evidence the three men prc duced to show they were officers were tele grams which they alleged that they receive at Whitman station , the last ono of the B. i M. branch west of Broken Bow , but whetlie thej aucnt at the above station Is Implicate' ' Is not known. Sheriff Taylor , o this county , brought Baznall froc Kearney last Sunday on a charge of steal in a pair of horses and a buggy , the cliarg being preferred by the llaskell Bros. , froc whoso rancho the bogus officers forcibly tool the sam to convey Parker away. The ma1 ter was fixed up by Bagnall paying the Uaf kolls S'-jOand ho was on Monday dlscRarfrCi from custody , and he Immediately niounte a Uprse and lett the city. He said befoi leaving IiO 7 = 3 "lug tp England. Ho was n ported to have had in his possesMo when first arrested about SSCK criSD new bills , probably a portion of tes ! : taken from Paymaster Bash. When he lei here his pile had diminished to about Sift most of the money passing into the hands c lawyers hoiu and at Kearney. Parker , or Harris , as ho Is known amen the cattle ranches on the Dismal , first ai peared there lost spring. Ho Is known I have had In his possession whim ti lirst arrived between 820,000 , an 30,000 a part ot which ho has expendc on buying horses and building a two s.tor building nn a remote and commanding san hill. It was generally supposed that ho ca rled his money on his person , and such a b- - lief .probably Induced the three "snide" o liters to effect his capture In the hope c making a tile haul , what disposition hi been made of Lucas , who was their leade jour correspondent has not been able I leant. In JAll. LINCOLN , Neb. , August 17. [ Special Te egram to the HER ) . In the county court ti day EUSOUQ JJevan aud his paramour , Nettl Conkllng , came to the end.of an adulterous way of living , and both ! nrp reposing In the county jail. Bevan ha * lived In the state for years and Is well known In different sec tions. Ho Is a carriage painter by trade , and In 1870 married a Miss Ryan , one of the brightest young ladles In Falls City , whoso parents were prominent and well-to-do rcsl- dnnts there. It appears that Bevan and his wife lived happily fora number of years , but about a year and a half ago he left homo and wont to Iiidiojioln , Neb. , where his wife found him. Shortly after he deserted his wife tliore and loft with thn woman ; Nmtle Conklln ; . Thev have been out of sight since that time until yesterday , when Mrs. Ilyan , mother of the deserted wife , found the couple living In this citv as man and wife. On trial to-day Bovan and his paramour confessed that they were not married , and had been living together most of the time fora year and a half. Under the new law enacted last winter adultery In a penitentiary offense , and It will DO straneo If the deserted wife does not prosecute the case and send Bevan to the penitentiary. The Trial of lltoharctnoti. Lout1 CITY , .Neb. , August 18. ISpeclal Telegram to the BKE.J A session of the dis trict court was held last evening , at which time Judga Homer appointed James Landls acting sheriff according to a previous agree ment of counsel for the state and Klcliard- sou. A motion was filed by the defense for a continuance on the ground that a witness was absent by whom they could prove that Wlllard had a revolver on his person at the time he was killed , all of which the state ad mitted. The court tlien cnlleJ Sheriff Landls and charged him to summon 100 men to np- by 10 o'clock to-day from which to sect - Rear ; a jury. Court opened to-day at 10 o'clock and the work of selecting n jury has been going on all day , with about ten or twelve men remaining , and no challenges yet Court Is now being held In the opera house , where the large auditorium is more than half tilled with anxious listeners. A Hrutal Crime. VALF.NTINE , Neb. , August 18. ISpeclal Telegram to the BEK.J The most brutal as sault In the history of this comity took place here this morning at 1 o'clock. A negro from the Black Hills , who has been loafing In town for two days , broke Into the house ot Mrs. Hoffman , a most respectable Gorman woman , whoso husband Is out living on his claim , seized her by the throat , and with n six-shooter thrust In her face tried to ravish her. The woman fought desperately and was terribly beaten over the head and face by the villain with nls revolver , bolng un recognizable by friends. Her moans and the fighting of he'r dog with one following the ruffian awaking her neighbors. They went tc the rescue , but the villain managed to escape. The woman was found almost In an Insensible condition , having been thrown from bed against a stove In the desperate struggle. The fiend managed to get on a c it- tie train and escape to Long Pine , where ho was nrrested this afternoon , thanks to the violence of Sheriff Connolly. A telegram to-nUht states that he is heavily guarded by the citizens , there being no ollicer. Deputy Sheriff Cline , who followed the llend tc Johnstown only to miss him , was Instantly telegraphed to drive by team to Lone Pine to night and brine his prisoner up on UK morning train. The citizens hero love law and order , but a deep undercurrent of feel Ing means a lynching bee within the next two days. SOXS OF VKTEUAN8. rocccdlnuB of the Second Day ol the National tjncampinent. DES MOI.NES la. , August 18. ( SpecialTel eitraintotho BEE. ] In ilio national encamp ment of Sons of Veterans to-day the commit eo on rules and regulations presented i voluminous report , which was adopted. Tin committee on ritual favored no change In tin ritual , and was authorized to prepare a suita bio burial service. The following resolution : were adopted unanimously : Whereas , We recognize the fact that thous ands of the heroes of the late war are to-da : argely dependent upjon charity tor the ! dally bread , and remembering that to theli patriotic sacrllice we I are indebted for i glorious nationality , and believing that tin country whose honor [ they helped to savi should care for the pour and afilicted patrl ots ; therefore Kesolved , That we take prldo in urirlni coneiess and the president ot the Unltei States to do their part In giving justice to thes noble heroes , by granting to the honoratili and righteous benefits expressed In the Cram Army pension bills recommended by the pen slon committee. Resolved , That wo do all wo can to Impres the people , the congressmen and the execu- tlve with our earnest desire to have such bill upon the statute books in order that suffer Ing patriots may bo taken frou the poor houses ana dependent position and made to feel that republics such as our will always honor the men whose lives weri In danger In their noble devotion to duty. Resolutions were also framed thanklni the local camps and citizens , and ono direct lug that Major Davis , thn father of the ordei be placed in permanent charge of the badg and decoration department of the order. On ballot was taken for conimander-in-chiel resulting as follows ! General G ergo 1 ] Abbott 30 : Lieutenant General Koke , 23 Colonel Hall , 0 ; General Webb , 4 ; Colone William , 1. The encampment then adjourns until to-morrow without deciding the contei for leader. The light promises to bo boll warm and bitter , as the eastern delegates ar to some extent arrayed against the west. A night a magnificent banquet was served a the Aborn house. A Newspaper Man Nominated. MASON CITY , la. , August 18. iSpecla Telegram to the BEI : . ] The republican con ventlon for the Forty-third district Corn Gordo , Franklin and Hancock counties- to-day nominated N. Y. Brown for senate on the 132d ballot lie Is well known In th state as a veteran newspaper man , havln been editor of the Cerro Gordo Uopubllcai and Dubuque Times , but now a farmer. 11 was a soldier from Indiana. Good Templars Elect Ofllccr-i. DES MOINKS , la. , August 18. | Speck Telegram to the BEI . } In the grand lodg of 1 owa Good Templars the election of o ficers resulted in tbe re-election of K. fl Hutchlnsaa grand chief templar : Mrs. Ann Schultz , of Missouri Valley , was elccte Krand vice templar ; Mrs. Drake , of Moun Pleasant grand superintendent of juvonll work ; Perry Perkins , ) Dos Molnes , gram worthy secretary , and \V" \ . 11. Fleming , it ran worthy treasurer. It was decided to hold th next session at Hampton. Shot By HU Little Brother. MOUNT PLEASANT , la. , August 18. fSpe < fal Telegram to tbe BKE | . Charles Wood was accidentally shot by his llttlo brothe Guy , while out plcnlclng near Home la evening. The ball itntercd the back an passed through the left lung. The wound very serious , The Pacific CommUiion's Report. SAN FRANCISCO , August 18. The prcpar tlofl of the reports of the Pacific commlssloi It Is thought , wTttbs iomEgnced about Oct ber 1. Their work here Is nearly complete' ' Chairman Pattlson left for the east to-da and Commissioners Anderson and Llttli will go to Portland Saturday. Should tt court decide soon that Senator Stanford ar others must answer the disputed question Urn commission will return to San Francisc The commission , In executive session t day , decided * not to employ counsel to asil the United State. ) attorney In tbe contest no pending In the courU , Revenue Cutter gupposed to 13n lioa SAN FUA.VCISCO , August 18. The stoami St. Paul arrived froM Behrlng station to-d ; and reports that grekt feats are felt In Ou alaska for the safety of the revenue cutti Bear , which left tbat port Juno 20 to lot after Arctic wlmlur * . It M reported shu wi In bad condition niiii leaUI'ig wnuti sfte le the port No'word has ben rcccvol fro bursluce. CAUGHT IN AN AMBUSH. Four Men Are Wounded and Three Horses Killed , SQUAWS CASTING BULLETS. This U What a Bear lllvcr Settler Saw Utos UoltQTca to lie iu Ambush Near Ulcuwood Springs. Four Men Wounded. MF.KKRU. Colo. , August 18. ( Special Telegram - gram to the BKK.J A courier just arrived says Kendall visited the old Tliouiburg battle ground for an outlook with nine men , llo was ambushed In the rear , and after a heavy light returned to Meeker with n loss of three horses and four of his men wounded. The people are very excited nnd anxiously awaiting troops. Kanchmen and citizens are guarding town. If troops are not hero soon they will have serious trouble. Thoroughly Alarmed. Gi.KNWOon Sriiixos , Colo. , August 18. [ Special Telegram to the BEE. ! By a courier In from Meeker It In learned that the greatest fear and excitement prevails since the Ute peace commission attempted to as sassinate their escort who was taking them to Colorow's camp to make known tlio con ditions of peace. There are about GOO people In town and about 200 of thorn good fighting nen , but they are poorly armed. The women are trlchtencd badly and an attack Is ex pected on the town at any time. Double vigil ance Is used to guard against a massacre. II .he Utes are as strong ns believed they out number the fighting torco here , Three couriers have been dispatched o General West within olghl lours to hurry on the mtlltta ns fast as pos sible. McAndrews , the Interpreter whc came with the pence commissioner from Ouray agency , says that under the clrcum- tances he thinks n ceneral outbreak Is un avoidable. It is known hero that the Utcs nt Ouray and Ulntah have been dissatisfied 'or some time. They claim the agent Is t bully and having the backing of the troops nt the I'ort , Knocks them down or abuses hem In nny manner he may choose. The snttlera are arriving hourly , com- ng In groups which have been cathorcd for mutual protectior at the ranches. One settler saw four run ners to-day , two of whom were hurrying to wards Utah nnd two were going south , proD- ably to southern Utah for iclnforcemonts A messenger has started for Fort Duchesni to ask aid from thero. Another settler hai : ome In from Bear river and says ho wa within n quarter of a mile of Colorow'i camp on William's fork. Ho countei thirty-seven squaws nnd sixteen chll dren by the aid of his glass Ho saw the squaws engaged In running bul ets and fixing ammunition. A small party o scouts sent out to-day have just returned am reported that they saw a party of abou forty bucks making towards the old govern ment wazon road between hero and Glen wood Spring * . It Is supposed they eo as ai ambush In anticipation of help coining fror that direction. The Situation Unchanged. DKNVKU , Colo. , August IS. [ Special Tok gram to the BKK. I The situation of the Ut trouble remains unchanged since yestorda ; evening. No Indians have been seen , neithe has any courier arrived from Glonwood sine last night. F.vory ono Is anxiously awaltin the arrival of the mllltla , who are expected t reach here some time to-nicht or to-uiorro\ \ morning. After the troops have rested n pai of them wilt accompany Sheritf Kendall t assist him to servo papers upon two Ute wanted for horse stealing. It is though when this is attempted resistance will b made and a battle tou ht. Until then n new developments are expected. Colorow Asks For Aid. DENvr.H , Col. , August 18. The News' spe clal just received from Glenwood , says : Th News'special northern courier has learnc exclusively that the White Hlver Ute Indian have sent runners to Uncotupaghre cam ] Blackfect , Sioux , Crow and other tribes 1 Colorado , Montana and Idaho , fc aid. Colorow knows that ho mu : fight , and this will be a decisive battle , ani that It will end the Indian question forovci Ho has determined , It Is said , to have othc tribes brought Into the difficulties and while the outbreak has been local s far , he wants to make it a natlonr one. Kunner.s are reported to have starte for the camps of the other tribes from Yello\ Jacket pass on Sunday night. Dnncai Blair , a white ranchman who married a Ut Ronaw and who Is said to be popular with th Utes , Is allowed to have stated thle to be fact. An Appeal to General Crook. DENVKU August 18. [ Special Telegrai to the BEK. | In reply to Governor Adam : demand for troops to assist in putting dow the Ute dUturbance General Crook to-da telegraphed : OMAHA , Neb. , August 18. Governn Adams Your telegram was forwarded wit request for Instructions. Troops cannot t used to ass'st ' state authorities In executlo of civil process without orders from the pros Ident. They nre ready to move on lecelpt o definite Information as to what the India outbreak consists of. CIIOOK , Brigadier General. To this Governor Adams telegraphed th following reply : DK.NVEII , August 18. To General Creel Omaha Your telegram recehcd. If yn cannot aid In enforcing civil law again ; Indians it certainly Is within your pro' ' Ince to compel ! Indians to return to the reservations when they wander ever 01 state frightening and shooting at our citizen and compelling them to abandon their honu stock and crops. Compelling women an children to gather In settlements where the can be protected from throats and depred tlons of Indians. The experience of eifl years ago prevents the entertaining ot ic much faith In the harmless Intentions < these very Indians. The Indians who ai instituting this trouble are the very om who participated In the Meeker outrages an the Tboruburuh massacre. Their present off their reservation Is a constant menace our people , four Immediate Interventlc would Induce the Indians to return to thu reservation , and wo think that you shoul force them to go at once and return no mor ( Signed ) ALVA AUASIS , Governor. "W Rnuhhed the Socialists. SYRACUSE , N. Y. , August W. The Unite Labor convention assembled at 10:30 : o'cloc this morning , and the committee on credo tlals made Its report , which showed that tl socialistic element received little attentk from them. Upon reassembling the committee on rx manent organisation reported John M Mackln , of New York , for president , at other officers. A communication trom committee of the Union Labor partv was li mediately sent back to the committee wl the Informatlpn that the convention cou not treat wjth them. Adjourned till mornln A His Shelter Started. TACOMA. W. T. , August IS. Dennis Ilya the St. Paul millionaire , and a company eastern capitalists , bo nn thn erection of t ! largest smelting and reduction works In t country here jesterday. The capital sto of the company Is placed at 8 ,000,000 , ai the works are to turn out 400 tons of o dally. Venezuela's President. NEW YOIIK , August 18. Guzman Blanc president ot Venezuela , la stopping at t ! Windsor hotel. HEAOIXOI/V r.Xi'LAl.NS. lie Says llo Advocated Kconotnlo , nd Not Political , Revolution. ICopwMi ! 'SS7 fcv JIHIM ( Ionian llenntlt , ] BUUSSKI.S , August 18. | Now York Herald Pablo Special to the BEK. | Headlngly , : he Knellsli-socialist who loft Belgium ab ruptly on hearing that the authorities wanted him on account ot his revolutionary Bpcech at the Mons worklngmcn's congress , writes to the ludcpcndnnco Beige , denying that ho ulvocatcd political and social revolution , llo says he only spoke of an economic revo lution , without an appeal to arms. Far from desiring nn uprising , he says , his socialist friends In England are much alarmed at the constant strikes In Belgium. They bollevo llelglum workmen should not sttlko , until thu Mcuso fortifications are completed , lie- cause of internal troubles occurring before that time. Either of Belgium's powerful neighbors may Interfere , make Belgium a battlefield and swallow It up. Concerning tils expulsion , Hcndltitrly says he Is proud to bo put on the same footing as Domola Nlo- wvnhuls , Louis Blanc nnd other gloilous victims. _ _ Humors of Stanley' * Deatli Hcoutod. [ Copi/rtyM 1SS7 l > v Jatntt ( ! on1 < m llomett. } PARIS , ( via Havre ) , August 18. ( New York Herald Cable Special to thu BEE. | At the French ministry of affairs the report of Stanley's death still finds credence but at Brussels nil alarmist rumors are scouted. In the Commons. LONDON , August 18. In the commons this evening William Henry Smith announced that the Koverment would abandon the tltho rent charge bill , the technical education bill , Goshen's revenue collection bill , the Irish constabulary bill , and other minor measures. He Indicated the measures that the govern ment Intended to proceed with , which In cludes the land allotment bill. Sir William Yornon Hnrcourt expressed himself satisfied with the list of bills retained by the government. Ho noticed It did not mention coercion bill number'J , and ho hoped It had been dropped. ( Cheers from the Irish members. ) Sir Harry Holland , colonial secretary , replying to the questions ot Sir George Campbell in rotation to the bill passed by the Queensland govern ment , said the queen had advised that gov ernment to at once assume the sovereignty of New Guinea. In the report of the land hill Balfour , chief secretary tor Ireland , said the government accepted the house of lords' amendment relating to town patks. Mr. O'Doherty opposed the gross Injustice of the amcudim'iit and a debate ot some length en sued. Jlol four'a motion to oecopt the house of lords' amendment was finally carried 200 to 104. After further debate on various motions throe of lords' amendments were rejected on Balfour's motion. Gibson , attorney for Ireland , moved that the housfl confirm Karl Cadogan's amendment , which provides that the revision of the routs bo based upon the difference In prices In 1SS7 , ns compared with the prices from 1881 to 18b5. Panic ! ! madi ! a vigorous objection to this nud said that the fact was that the irovuriuncnt wcni moved to adopt the proposal In tne house of lords by the fact that certain unionists had left town , giving them free hands. In the commons such conduct was contemptible. Balfoursald that such reflections on ttio gov- einment were unworthy of a leader of any After further spirited dcbato Smith moved the cloture. Carried 224 to 155. Cadogau's amendment was then adopted. Venezuela's TroubK-8. NEW Yomc , August 18. Guzman Blanco , president of Venezuela , who Is stopping at the Windsor hotel , said In an Interview to-day. "Tho English are acquiring the ter ritory of the Orinoco and Amazon and have actually taken possession of the territory bounding Orinoco at Its mouth , an act which Venezuela cannot allow. In consequence of this It has suspended relations with England , given passports to British ministers and rep resentatives nnd has applied to thn United States government to act as an arbitrator In behalf of Venezuela. The English govern ment has denied the right of arbitration in the matter. Vene/iielanow proposes to send n sufficient army , havlne raised a tew thou sand soldiers , to drive KnclUh usurpers trom her territory. As a result it is hoped the United Stains government will Intervene to terminate a question requirint : Great Britain to submit to arbitration. It Is especially- be regretted that the press of the United States has observed a marked reticence In the Instance of a usurpation of Voueiuellan territory by an European power. " Uiihala Condemns Ferdinand's Course ST. PKTKRSiimta , August 18. The Jour nal do St. Petersburg says that the view taken by the Berlin North German Gazette of Prince Ferdinand's ' manifesto Is clear and correct , and declares the proclamation to bo a veritable net of defiance and exhortation to the Bulgarians to evade all their engagements. Prince Ferdinand , II savs , appears to have realized that his rupture - turo with the public rights Is cnmplcle , and continues precipitately and'bllndly In bis path of adventure. The Mexican Central Strike. Cm * OK Mn.vico , August 18. The strike on the Mexican Central road seriously Inter feres with the running of trains , about fifty engineers nnd their fireman having left tneii locomotives. Freight will bo kept back trom the United States until freight engines can bo manned. Officials of the road ny the cause of the strike was frivolous and thai they cannot give In. Davitt Kefuses to Toast thn Queen. Co UK , August 18. Michael Davitt and the archbishop of Cashel promised to attend the opening of the piscatorial school at Bal- levmore , county Queen , to-day , but Davitt learning that the mieon was to be toasted , absented himself. ' The nrchhlihop was present and joined In the toast to the queen , KceltuentB Presented With Colors. IiKHIIN , August 18. At Potsdam to-daj Prince William , ot Prussia , presented colon to naval regiments. The presentation wa ! made at the roynl palace. The empress am all the members of the Imperial family ex cept the emperor , who Is still Indisposed were present The Storm in lOngland. LONDON , August 18. The damage causec by yesterday's storm l very serious , li London throe persons were killed and i number of churches and houses struck b ; lightning. In Uie country also there wa much destruction of property and many pel sons are icported killed. Cholera In Italy. KOMI : , August 18. In Catania City to-da ; there were nineteen now cases of cholera am five deaths and In Palermo twenty-live case and sixteen deaths. Suspicious cases o cholera disease have been reported In tbl clty > A Small Hlot. PAIIIS , August 18. In the village of Mire beau , Sur iiezo , a small riot occurred to-da : over the Introduction of Haitian workmen The villagers attacked the workmen , klllin one and wounding live others , C'inl era Overcome. ROME , August 18. It Is seml-ofilclally nr nounccd tlmt the cholera In Sicily has bee overcome and Hint there Is no longer an danger of the dlscnsu spreading at Naples o lies in a. KutkoIT's .Successor. llAMntnto , August 18. dispatch to th Journal from Moscow asserts that Genen Tchlrnaellt will succeed the late KatkotI I the editorship ot the Moscow Gazette. National I.oncuo tn llo Prnolnlmei LONDON , August 18. The Dally News saj It understands that the uovornment haste to proclaim the Irish National BAD FOR THE SECTION BOSS ; The Ohatsworth Jury Finally Decides in Lay the Blaaio Ou Ooughlin , A GOOD VERDICT FOR THE ROAD/ A Train .lump * the Tr.iolc In and Onuses the Death of Ono Mint Two Stouk Trains Col lide In Illinois. Contilln the Bcnpcconr. 111. , August 18. ( Special 'elegr.ini to the But : . ] Timothy Coughlliy ho section Co nun an , was arrested at noon/ / nd will bo taken to Pontlac , thu county eat of Livingston county , at once. Ho say 10 cannot give b.\ll and will have to go ta all. Ho Insists that thnordlct Is unjust ; : iat ho went over his section , as ordered , and hat no tires were built as near the brldirti n,4 cstllled to. The coronet's jury agreed on rt ordlct this morning , which holds Timothy ? oughlln , foreman of Section T , to the gramj 11 ry and negatively exonerates the company. ' 'he management Is not censiuod for running double-headers , for a lax system ot truck In- pectlon. or for anything also. The verdict imply says that the failure to patrol the rack for six hours before the train came ad : ho habit of burnlne grass close to the track are subjects for criticism. The friends of tha oad on the jury had bettor staying qualities ! han those who wanted to fit a portion of the ilaino on the company. At the last mo mo ut he jury got Into a wr.utglo ever thu word 'fire" In the clause respecting the manner In vhlch the bridge caught tiro. Major Shaw nslstlng that nothing In the evidence hawed how the lire was communicated , so ho verdict saysVo : \ , the Jury , think the irldgocaiiKht tire from the burning crass. * ' The man thought to bo A. Martin , of Bloom- ngton , was Identified by Ills friends as W. 1. Cobsoll , of Washington , Mo. The body upposcd to bo that of N. A. Moore , of Jack- onville , turned ur.t to bo J. Jfc Yokes , ot l i Mollne. Coroner Long adds Mrs. Xeale's eighteen months' old baby to thu company's 1st. Separate verdicts were made out for each person. Mrs. Dr. Dockett Is the first mine on the list. TIM : The following Is the verdict found by tha cor oner's jury to-day In regard to the recent rain wreck here'e find that the wreck- ni : of said train , which totally do niollslied eight conches , ono ha 'gaiio car and ono engine , mid either killed or wounded most ,1 ot the occupants of said coaches , was caused , > y said brldiro having been bunn > d out before the train struck It. Wo think trom the evi dence that thn bridge was tired from fires eft burning , which had ticcn set as late as 5 o'clock that atternoon by suction men , an close as sixteen feet on botu the east and West sldf.s of the brldse. We fuither find hat the foreman of Section T , Timothy Coiuhlln , disobeyed positive orders from his iunurlor to examine the track and brldco on ils section the lust thing on Wednesday , and that said loreman , Coughlln , was guilty ot gross and criminal carelessness In leaving the tires burnlne alone the track in such a dry season and with such a strong wind blow ing. Wo recommend that ho bo hold for el imination hv the grand jury ; and , furlhsr , It Is the opinion of tin * jury that thu- leaving ot the track without bolug patrolled .forttlx hours before the passage of the excursion train and the setting of the firxs by the sec tion men on such n dry and windy day as the 10th of AiiL'iist. 1887 , wcro acts which do- rvu boveru criticism. " PKOIIIA , 111. , August la The state boaid of railroad and warehouse commissioners continued the Investigation of the Chats- worth disaster hern to-day , and examined a largo number of additional witnesses as to the details of the accident David G. Suther land , engineer ot tha lirst engine , was re called. Ills testimony was substantially the same as the story ho has told before. The tire was of such a nature that at a distance of HOO feet ho , vas not tully satisfied the brldgtt was burning. Ho did not believe It could have been seen much farther off from hid direction. His engine was lir.st because 1C was not equipped with air brakes , while McClintock's cngino was. Ills cimlnu wa * put on because of Its stiangth. When hu saw thu bridge was in oinbcis ho shut elf steam meriily as a "natural movement. " At the bridge the onglnu seemed to sink down.i II ofelt a shock anil opened the throttle cleat , out. He did not give nny signal , probably because ho "was paralyzed. " On n down grade going at a rate of forty k miles an hour , witness did not believe the train could have been stopped inside of a > \ 0.11,11 ter of a mile , even If the air brakes' were applied In full foico and the engine/ : reversed. Mrs. MeCrlutock , widow of the dead en gineer , tostlticd that her husband remarked to her ho wished he didn't have to go out * he didn't like to have another man ahead ot him. Ho made no other objection. Ho had been on the road twenty-one yean a'ld was recognized as ono of the moht competent eu glnoers on It ' ANornr.it alloaU"l CIIICACIO , August 18. Another victim oC I the Chatsworth wreck died this morning at Fulrbury. His name was KIton Walters , oC Cattaraiuus , N. Y. Until within a few days I of the accident ho was employed In a watchj factory at Peorla. This makes the total -fl - number of verified deaths seventy-nine. fls Another Attemiilnd Wreck. CIIICAUO , August 18. An attempt w.is made last night near llelvldero. III. , to wrccU a passenger train on the Northwestern road. Persons living In the vicinity I leant straneo noises near the track and uolng to1 the hcenn caught sight of two mnn hurry nti f away. The train eaimi along at this moment \ and was nearly derailed hv a lingo stonu that ? had been placed between the rails. Tlie coviJ catcher was smashed , but no other dam , ge ( was done. Fifty passengers were aboard tuv train. J Ono Man Killed anil Hnvernl Injured PITTSIICIKI , Pa. , August 18. The Chicago ! express on the Cleveland & Pittsburg road/ which Intt Chicago ycsteiday afternoon , ! jumped the track at Bayard station , noaf Alliance , O. , at 4 this morning , wrecking one sleeper. One person was killed and three seriously Injured. The/ train consisted ot three bagcigd and express cars , ono smoker , one passengc ? coach , two Chicago sleepers and ouo Toledo' Hleupur , which was attached to the rear of the ) train. Tim accident was caused by tlio rail * Bprcadlng just as the last sleeper passed ovo8 them , throwing It from thn track and smash- * Inu It. The two Chicago sleepers were also thrown from the tr.ick. O. Warner , colored , porter on the Toledo sleeper , was crushed to death , and four passengers Injured , eoma seriously. Stock TrniiiB Collide. CHICAOO , August 18. Near NapervllloV III. , two Chicago , Burlington & Quincy live ) stock trains collided In a fog this mornlngf : ! ! < klng a/earful wreck. Ono of tne engines ] plowed througti three earn loaded wlttt fat steers tor ChlcAgo , and tha huge beasts , almost without exception , were scattered mangled and hlccdlni along thu track or pitched down a twenty-fooretn * bankiiioiit Thu hog car on the other trnlq was completely telescoped by the tender , and n great number of porkers were crushed to a Jelly. One ot thn engineers , known as Ynn < ken Kobliison , was seriously but not fatally Injured. Nellie Roulil'N Crank Lover. . QNr.w Youic , August 18.-lSpcclal Telo-j cram to the Ilr.K.l Concerning the report ! In tlio Graphic that Nellie Gould was engnge4 to marry J. M. 1'rabcr , a railroad employe at King's Creek. W. Yn. , Jay Gould said yes terday : "This Traber Is undoubtedly a half enuy crank who has been Writing lottora lor the | i.itear or two to inv daughter , tlioiuU ; i total sir.uucr. 1 should Ilko to know how tmc.i ! u ri'poit WM set alloaU"