Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 17, 1887, Image 1
FHE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , MONDAY MORNING , OCTOBER 17 , 1887. NUMBER 121 < MURDERED BY HIS STEP-SON , A Chicago Millionaire Ruthlessly Shot Down at a Church Door. A HORRIBLE SUNDAY TRAGEDY. \Vllllnm Ijrc Puts Five Rulleln Into the Hod y of Hanker Ruwson to Avenge the * Dishonor of Ills Mother. Scandal and Iltoodslicd. UMICUIO , Oct 10 In u throng of people ut the church door of one of thu most fushlonu- blo congregations in Chicago , u grnj'-hnlicd millionaire bunk president was remorselessly shot down to day by his stepson to nvcngo or shield u woman charged with continued udultcry. The woman was no less a person than Mrs Mccklo linw son , w ife of the bunker shot , and the mother of the assailant. The banker Is Stephen W. Uawson , piesident of the Union TniHt company of Chicago. Will lum Lee , aged seventeen , Is his stepson. Bunker Haw son , with five bullets in his body and in an apparently dj ing condition , was hastily pli kcd off the blood sputtered curb , bundled into ono of u MOIC of car riages that had been waiting for the wealthy worshippcis and taken home. Young Lcc , with his empty and still smok ing revolver in his hand , was us huiricdlj' thrown Into u pntiol wagon. All around on the streets and sidewalk1 gutted the horror-stricken attendants of the live gi cat churches in the vicinity just pour ing out. Young Lee had been seen for a half hour pluvious pacing the stone sidewalk on Ashland avenue , near Madison fronting the Third Piesbytcrlan church This is the church of which Dr. Wltlnow , rccentlj' from Boston , ia pastor , nnl vvhicli became widely known us the charge of Dr , Kittiidgc , now located in Now .York. Of this church Bunker Raw son had long been a leading light , and was still mi honored mem ber notwithstanding bo hud been charged by his wife with j > crjurj' and other offenses enough to make him , if true , u veritable whitcd scpulchic. Ho , on the other hand , alleges that she , although prominent in soci ety and a beautiful woman In appeal anco , was i cully a dlsieputublc , blasphemous , devilish-tcmpeied udventuiess who coveted only his money. For a j ear or moi e the two have been lighting each other in the divoicc courts and within a week the banker has filed against her additional chaiges of adul tery. Little attention was paid to joung Leo as bo walked backward and foi waul. Ho was lost in the ciowd when the congregation began to como out. Mi. Haw son was about to step to his can iago when there came the sharp ciuck of a revolver , followed bj' a deep gioan. An earthquake could scarcclj * have .produced moio confusion at the moment. Among the throngs of gen tlemen , ladies and ehildicn and long tiers of carriages and i ouchinen that lined the side- walklnevcij' direction , Leo was seen to steady his pistol with his left hand while with his right ho again and again pulled the trigger. With the stilled cry "I'm killed 1" the aged millionaire fell prostrate ou the stone flags upturnlnghis agonized white face ut the cold , set countenance of his step son. Not till the lust of the five chambcis had been emptied into the old man's bodj' did Lee seem to breathe. The crowd seemed rooted to the stones in horror ror , helpless , till u policeman came running to the scene. Then began u wild clamor mid Lee , turning to the ofllcer , bonisclj wlnspeied , "Take mu to the jail , quick. " When the dj-ing banker reached his homo nix phjsieiuns had been called. They probed for the bullets , and found all had lodged In bis legs or arms save ono that hud entcicd near the small of tno back and ns ncuily as could bo Judged , had plunged through his abdomen. If his life was saved it would belittle little short of n miracle. A lepoiter called on Mis Haw son , who lived atjtho Continental hotel , mid informed her of the tragedy. She told the lepoiter bhu was glad of it , that Kawson deserved it. "What was it done forl" she said , "because Kawsoii bus made me out 011 the stiects to be a public pi ostituto. I will stand by the boy. Hu did no mote than any boj- would do. Ho is the son of his mother. " Then she began to pace to and ho over thu heavily cm peted floor. "I intended to do It myself. " shoexelaimod , suddenly stopping in the middle of the room 'Did jour son know of vour intention ! " She said sharply , "I do not know. Ho might have known it. He suiely knew ho deserved it. " Then she inquiicd for more details vvheie Kawson w us shot , ete. ' 'I am glad of it , " she exclaimed. "In front of the church it was just the place. Tlio old hypocritol In front of the church , pah " Again she asked about the details. "Did nil the shots hit him ! " "Yes , I believe they did. " "I am glad of it. Hodeseived nil ho got. " At this junctuio Mis. Haw son's lawjer arrived mid the lepoiter was promptly ex cluded. When joung Leo was seen nt the police elation he said the act was wholly his own and that the mother knew ubsolutclj- noth ing about it , , "You know well whet has been in the pal - l > crs , " snid ho. "Hawson tiled to piovo my mother mi udulVei ess and an adventuress. Now ho wanted to make out my sister u bustard , und thut is nil I will suy. " The career of Mrs. Itawson is in mnnyie- spects remarkable. She has been mariicd several times , oneo divorced , nnd as a do- pal tinont clot k in Washington is mulct stood to have been conccinedin somu sensational incidents. It was us the possessor of consid erable real citato in Chicago that she first bceumo acquainted with Haw sou and their inairiago soon followed. That was about live or six jems ago. Whatever the cause of their disputes , the matter finally went to the courts , and on September 2U , 1SSO , Mrs. Uaw- son's bill for legal separation was filed. Thu case has been a veiy unsaioty one and has dragged at length in the courts since thu tiling. , At 4 o'clock this afternoon Mr. Hawson had an attorney called in and made his will. At midnight the wounded man's condition wa unchanged , but there is very little hope oi hid recoveij- . General I. N , Stiles , who bus been acting us Mi s. Kawson's uttoi ney in the divorce cnse , says ho is not prcpuied to state as jet whether ho will defend joung Leo. Ho suj s , however , ho will stand bj Mrs , 1 JAW son , us ho believes her to have bcei : grossly ubused nnd wronged. CitlzciiH Km QUO , Ijjnch Another mill Ca | iMPo Five. r , V tSTOVi w > Vn ' Qit1C ; ruiiy M cl , i sturted out j esterday Coining uftei thtj robbers who murdeied Mr. K M. ncai Wultou , Koan countj- , lust Thursday niRiit The officers and citizens inn Into the robbeis thirteen in number , last night atGeoig < DufTs residence eight miles from Slsbonville this county , mid were warned to keep off b ; the robbers w ho had tnkon refuge in tin house , fitted port holes and mode other ut rungcments for protection. The muiderer were fired upon nnd Geoi go Duff , jr. , killed Juke Coon w as captured and Ij nched. Fi v of the officers nnd citizens In thu battle wcr wounded. The infoimution received is ver , meagre. There are nbout twenty robbers ii the gang vvho huvo been cuirj'lng on nt high rate. M. Duff , George Diako am Frank Shambling mo prisoners nnd await tli plcusuio of thu vigllunco committee fo further disposal. It is believed u full con fcBslon will bo made and tlio whole gun lynched. AX INCII'IEXT REllEMilON. German'H Future Emperor HrcukH His NUIPP'H Apron String * [ roju/i / / VifSSTIiy / Jtimrx t Ionia LONDON , Oct. 10 [ New York Herald Cubic Si cl il to the HUE. ] In court circles there Is nothing more lmi > ortnnt than n rebel lion on the part of the futuio emperor. This joungster has now , ho thinks , reached n period when n boy Is displaced 1 > y being tied to n nurse's apion strings. Appeals to bis father mid grandfather were fruitless , so n petition w us fiually drawn up to the highest authority the German empltc. Old Emperor William lead the petition , so the story goes , and was so well pleased with the boj's spirit that ho issued n formal order banish- liiiJ the nurses , at the same time detailing a soldier to attend his great grandson. When tlio joungster goes out walking , Berlin Is in clined to think the small boy , though scarcely out of dress , is fully capable of keeping his Ixxlj' guuid In older , pet haps even at times opptesslvclj' in subjection. Another American girl will soon cnrij' off a title. Miss Luekmuvcr , of Kuttcr , Luck- majer & Co , the New York silk importers , will November 14 bo married in the English i Impel at Berlin to Count Joliann von Berns- dorf , son of n foimer German cmbassador to London. The gloom's family is distin guished both in court circles und for philan thropy. One brother is a very influential worker In thu Young Men's Christian asso ciation , and another isanoiango grower In Florida. The hi ido and groom have both lived In London nnd Purls almost as much as at home. To-morrow the bans nro to be given out for the lust time in the English chapel , us the bride chooses to bo married in Berlin , owing to the groom's army duties , which make Pails impossible and London and New Yoik inconvenient. The ocean is coveicd with German singers bound for America. Nlemann with tioupo sailed Wednesday , nnd still other minor actors and singers sail to duy. It is cm ions that a reaction has already begun at the conceit house. The music by the Balti more composei , Osgar Hammerick , was .well icceived this week. An Ameiican violinist is giving successful co1 ccits In Berlin , and I hear of a joung Aincucun singer being tried for the Berlin Hojnl operahouse. . Be- jondthls there is nothing except perhaps that a Berlin cab driver this week cole- biated the fiftieth nnnlveis.irj' of his nssum- iu the reins. Ho is poor fts well as old , and subscriptions have been stalled for this relic of early Berlin. FUNEUAIj OF MISS MULOCK. The Iturlnl OlisequleH of the Author of "John Halifax , Gentleman. " [ r < i ] > if7it ( ISffi tin Jiunr * ( Siinlun Hcmicft.l LONDONOct. . 10 ] New York Herald Cable Special to the lit * ] I have just returned from the funeral of Mis Ciaik , best known as Miss Mulock. Her inoitahty rests m the coiner angle of Keston chuiih jard and not far uwaj' from the grave of Daiwin , When the fumllj' cortege left the prettj- villa , built of led tile and gothic in stjlo and vine cm- bow eied , where she had so long lived with hci husband , a paitner in Macmillan & Co , there was btilliant sunshine , but when the bier , borne upon the shouldeis of six gentle men friends of the family , enteicd the old- fashioned church a shower of rain gently fell , to again be followed bj-sunshine at the end of the ser vice which the vic.u pcrfoimcd. The grave pi esented n picturesque appearance , its sides mid bottom being in a puio white chalky soil , looking like u piece of sculpture und surrounded with exquisite flowers from wicnths sent bj' order of the queen and from Loid Tennjson , and other floral designs sent by i clatioua nnd friends to modest gifts of w ild Jlovvoi s from Siindnj'school children and ruial neighbors Theio was a luigo at tendance some who came to honor them selves by paj ing icspeits to the memory of the novelist poetess and essayist mid of the others in throngs of noighbois who chieflj' lecognUed in her a good friend and benevo lent ladj' , whom nil the parish has learned to love Among the niouineis weio the brother of MacMillan and the family of John Morlej' , statesman nnd author ; Holman Hunt , H A , mid wife ; Sir Gcoigo Giove , the gieat musical cntio ; J. Noiman Lockjer , the poet ; Hcmy Cram , C B , and fainilj' ; Fredeuck Greenwood , the journalist , and Maiy Anderson , who placed upon the eoftln a basket of exquisite exotics. I must not foiget Mrs. Crain's adopted daughter , whose bans weio only read in church last Sunday in the picsenco of Mrs. Craik. During a hedge side w alk j ears ago the authoi ess hud found u bubo that had been abandoned. Its innocent smiles and coquet tish wajs had immediately won the heart of her future mother. Tlio village choir , as the cofiln was lowered , sang a hvmn which it was said Miss Mulock had written , one vciso of which I give : Earth to caith and dust to dust , Calmlj' now thy wouls wo say , Left behind wo wait in tiust , For the icsuirection daj' . Father , in thj' gi aces keeping Leav o mo now thy sei vant sleeping. 1 leained ns the ilicumstnnccs of her death that Dr. Phillips , of Hiomlej' , u village adjacent to Shoitlnnds , where she lived , had been in attendance upon Mrs Cuiik for some time , although her health had not been so bad as to occasion her friends sciious nlaim , but theio is leason to believe she hciself suspected .in effeetion of the heart. About a quaitcr to 5 on Wedncsdaj' aftei noon last she was tiiUen suddenly ill in her bed room nnd fell down to die in a few minutes The vicar , in a brief address , seems to have well summed up Mrs Ciaik's mental characteristics when ho said that "To exquisite chuitn of stjle , in genuity of plot mid original power of humor nnd pathos she added a keen insight into the walkings of tlio human heait and n quick conception of the high ideas of life and des tiny. " A Row With Anarc'hlKtH. [ Copi/ifflM 1SS7 I > V James flonlun llcnnett. ] PARIS , Oct. 17. 2.15 u. m. [ New YotJ Heiald Cable Special to the Ben. ] A livclj little scummaigo faho occuned in Bellcvilk qumterus an anarchist meeting thut Inu been harangued bj- Louise Michel was goinj homo two sergeants de Villes were slightlj wounded by kicks in tlio stomach. Thret arrests were made and Louise Michel lan of unpiccelved. Two or three faint cues o "Vivo Bouluuger 1" w ere heard and the oulj siM'lllcunco of this bogmro is its evldenco o % s waning | > opulai ity. McDonald to Ief ud the Mormons. SVLTLVKK , Utah , Oct. 15 [ Special Tele gram to the BEE. ] Ex Senator _ J. E. Me Donald , of Indiana , an ivcd hero lust nlcli ono day behind Judge James O. Brodhead ofMIssouii. These distinguished lawjer hove been retained , bj'tho Mounon churel to defend the suits Instituted by the govern mcnt for the devolution of the Church un < Immigration association , and the winding u ; oftlw nffuits of these corporations. Th first hearing 1n court will occur Monday when u iccclver for the ehuich property is ti bo appointed. .It is evident thnt the Moi moiis are-going to make a legal UgUt. WARRING K , OF L , FACTIONS , Powdorly Denies That Ho Ever Pre pared His Resignation. THE BRIEF HARMONY BROKEN. the Membership of the Ex ecutive Hoard From FUc to Seven the Cause or All the Trouble. A Red-Hot Row. MivxnroM , Oct. 10 [ Special Telegram to the BFI : . ] A publication npiwarcd .yester day of a well-defined rumor that Master Workman Powderly , feeling disgusted nnd discouraged over the discord among the mem bers of the executive board , had written his resignation. Mr. Powderly denies thnt ho prepared anj * such document. However , his denial docs not change the face of the re turns. He simply sajs thut ho did not tell un j bed j'thut ho wioto it. It is believed among the best infoimcd delegates that Mr. Powderly , while ho might not have written his resignation , was torribl.v worked up over the state which things hud nssuincd. The row which followed a peiiod of unexpected harmony really opened Fiiday evening. It was started by the introduction bj' the luvv committee of un apparently harmless resolution , providing that hereafter the executive board shall con sist of live members , Including the master workman , who wants the appointing power. The present membership of the board is seven. There are two factions on the bourd. Bariy and Balleythc minorltj' , ore in opposi tion to tbo udministiation of the older us run by Mr. Pow dei ly. This element of trouble dates buck from the Chicago stock jards strike. It might bo called u radical minority nnd u conservative mnjoiity. It is now re ported that Mr. Powdcily bus decided to push the fight against the minority nnd have , if possible , a harmonious executive boaid. This resolution was not enough for the anti-Paw- derly faction. Mr. Bariy and some others of his kind undcitook to denounce the resolu tion as ono which plainly had for its real ob ject the removal of Bairy mid Bnlley from the board. The denounce the proceeding ns a cowardly conspiiacv on the part of Powderly und his imm > hate followers to get rid of men whom thc'j' pel sonally disliked. Mr Burry said thut ho hud beard that Delegate A. M. Dowcj' , of Detroit , had said thut there were two men on the executive board who would have to go. Mr. Bany demanded that Mr. Dew ey come before the convention and ex plain if ho said so , and if he did , his reason. Mr. Dewej' frankly admitted that h * had made such a retnaik and said that it would bo for the gi cat good of the older if Barry and ' icmoved. The Bailej'weio press com mittee had nothing to give the rcporteis last night. Tliei e had been a circus Just the same mid the liveliest kind of a one. The feeling between the two has not been stiricd to such u pitch. It was piobably the most exciting session in thu bistorj- the order. Many of the delegates spent two or thice dajs in Chicago on their way to this citj- . The plans for tbo picscnt battle weie then mapped out Yesterday , in secret session , Mr. Barry with much feeling , arose and made a speech which occupied about two boms'timo Ho made charges right und left. The principal object of his wrath was Secictaiy Hayes , of the executive board. Ho charged Huj'es ns having gene through New Jersey making speeches und culling him ( Bariy ) un anarch ist. Huj cs got up mid said thut ho hud said it once , und now repeated it. Mr. Barry snid thnt no man could say it outside. Barry charged thnt the female emploj es of the gen eral office at Philadelphia were known to huvo been pioposcd for membership in the order , balloted upon , admitted nnd initiated in ono night , contrui j' to the law. Ho also claimed thut a strike among tlio cmploj cs in the geneial office wns only prevented bj' him self nnd Mi. Bailey. The intended stukc , Mr. Barry said , w as on account of Mr. Litch- mun's dictatorial manner. Mr. Barry pre sented a lengthy affidavit from the female emploj cs to the effect that ceitain members of the boaid combined to get up n conspiracy to down him. Mr. Hajes admitted that Mr. Powderly and himself had como near tcslgning , andth.it ifthoj'did the older would have gone to smash. Messis Litchmnn and Ajlcsworth weio the principal other speakei s The talking seems to have been done principally by the unti administration men. Amid wild calls for n vote the discussion was adjourned until next Monday moi ning. Last night the "unlis" held n secret meet ing. Theio was quite a largo attendance. It was the sentiment of the delegates picscnt that if the convention on Monday saw fit to pass the resolution reducing the cxecutiv o bourd to five members thejw ould secede from the order mid cull u nntlonal conven tion. After tbo meeting there were earnest discussions in the hotel eomdors and nt secluded points on the streets. Notwith standing this demolish ation on the part of the "antis , " the Powdeily men chum that the administration will bo sustained by a vote of three to ono. The Discontent Grow Inp. CHICAGO , Oct. 10 It is alleged that the ac tion of the general assembly of the Knights of Labor at Minneapolis in sustaining Powderly in his action declaring tbo great stock jurds strike off and ordering the strikers to return to work has given con siderable impetus to the movement in Dis- ti let Assembly No. 57 , which includes in its membei ship all the stock jaid emploj es , to go out of the knights altogether and reorgan- i/o as a central union of labor oiganizations. A leading member of the Bairelmakcrs' as sembly of the Knights of Labor expresses the opinion that the bairclmakcis would secede from the Knights of Labor in the veij1 near futuio and become an independent organisation. Must Learn to Speak United States. SIIVMOMV , Pa , Oct. 1C. The Union Coal company 1ms issued oulcrs to its mine fore men to remove all persons working in their mines who mo unable to speak and under stand thu English langungc. Through tnc Inability of tlio men undcistnnding English ordeismu frequently misunderstood , cuus- ing serious accidents and endangering the lives of all. Hungauuns and Poles will suffer the most. AN OMAHA MAN KNOCKED OUT O. II. Smith Paralyzed in Two RouiuU Ry the "Ithaca Giant. " ASIIMM > , Wis , Oct. 10. [ Special Tele gram to the UFE. ] A piizo fight took plnc < ut the Ashland theater last night betweet MikoConlej- this citj- , known ns th < "Itliuca Giant. " nnd O H. Smith , the heavy weight champion of Nebraska , resulting ii the defeat of the Omaha man. About fivi hundred people witnessed tbo fight. Tin conditions of tbo fight weio that Conloy waite to knock Smith out in six lounds. Smith wai knocked out in two louuds. Time five uiin utes. Mitchell Kiifjatjed. Oct. 10 [ Special Tclegran to the Bin ] . Among the lumored engage mcnts of the present season is that of Mis Muttio Mitchell , daughter of the Oregoi senator , to Mr. Taj lor , u wealthy Chicagoai who has been attentive to her for sovera jears past , und who , if that same rumor is ti bo eiedited , is now in Europe , having foi lowed her abroad in the early summei. Steamship Arrivals. NLW YOIIK , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram ti the BEEi ] Arrived The Lessing , fror Hamburg ; the Auranla , from Liverpool ; th Circassia , from Glasgow. Lo.suov , Oct. 10 The Servia , from Nov York for Liverpool , passed Fastnct to-day. THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY. They Pass a Quiet. Day of Hcut at NnHhvUlo. NASHVIUD , Tctin. , Oct. 10. The president and Mrs. Cleveland passed a vcrj0 quiet day , going out In the morning for a stioll over the great Deer paik and the famous Belle Mcudo breeding farm. After lunch Prcsldcn and Mrs , Clev eland , escorted by General Jackson , drove into Nashville to pay their respects to Mrs. Polk. The affair was made us informal as possible , It was designed merely as an inter change of courtesies between the lady of tlio white house of forty j-cars ago nnd the lady of to-daj' . ' " The Polk mansion was sur rounded bjf u gi eat throng of peoplo. The visltois were received nt the Church sttreet entrance , Governor Taj lor offering his aim to the president and Mrs. Cleveland taking that of Mr. George W. Fall. Governor Tay lor made the presentation of the president to Mis Polk. The latter extended her hand and said : "Mr. President , I nm indeed de lighted to meet jou. " "Audi to meet jou , Mrs Polk , " replied the president. " 1 have looked forwmd to this visit with most pleasant anticipations" Mrs. Cleveland was presented , mid tlio two ladles conversed cordially for n few minutes The other gentlemen were then presented to the president nnd Mrs. Cleveland , after which the eonvcisutlon became general , the president devoting himself almost constantly during the brief remainder of his stay to Mrs. Polk. Their conversation turned principally upon the white house and Washington. The lady was an Interested questioner and the president u willing informant. Mrs. Cleve land was the object of marked attention from all the trcntlemcn present. Mrs. Polk presented Mrs. Cleveland a boquct of marcchalncil roses in the name of her grand niece , Miss Sadie Fall , who sailed jcsterduy from LiveriTOol lor America. She then invited the partj' to refresh ments , nt which each guest was served with u glass of sherry soventjMlvo j cars old. The guests , afrer visiting the tomb of Presi dent Polk , returned to Belle Meado. Mrs. Vims is quite exhausted bj' the fa tigues and excitement of the journey from Madison nnd has been confined to her room neurlj' all day. It Is reported to night us doubtful whether she will bo able to proceed to moi row. A Rebel Canard. NAsnvn.T.r , Tenn. , Oct. 10 Somebody started the canard this evening that u rebel fiag was floating in the breeze at one of the pi incipal corners in the city. An investiga tion was immedlatelj' made , but no founda tion could bo gathered. COMMERCIAL UNION. What a Member of the Dominion Cabi net Ha to Say. OTTAWA , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram to the Bci : J Through one of its niembcts , Hon. J. A. Chaplcau , secretary of state , the govcinment has nt lost defined its position in regard to the agitation now going on in con nection with the commercial union move ment. In the course of his remarks at u pub- lie banquet tendered him , at Montreal on his return from Fiance , Mr. Chaplcau , on be half of the government , said : "Commei clal union is an idea which can never prevail in Canada. It is impossible hi its present pi o- niiit me state. It started in the biain of a gentleman who , having made a largo fortune in the states , has now sought notoriety as the futlie" of the movement. It could not suc ceed , bccuuso it would destroy our Canadian industries and our Canadian nationality. It hold out delusive hopes 4o tlio agricultutulist , and while I believe &o Canadians do not deslro it , I feel satisfleiUthat the Americans will not have it. " No doubt among the Amcilcan people there were these who looked with longing ej-es on the Dominion , but he could say that the best minds of the United States were not rabid for annexation. There was nobody in the United States who would embrace the idea of commercial union unless they thought it meant political union as well. Such n political union would wipe out foi ever all the hopes and aspirations of the people for u Canadian iiationulity and would depnvo thorn of all the blessings they now cnjoj' . There was no political party in the Dominion , ho believed , unpatriotic enough to take up the question of commercial union. There were , however , a largo num ber of people ou both sides of the interna tional boundary line who wished to see recipiocal trade relations established between the two countries' regards national piod- ucts Mr. Chapleau is the fiist member of the Dominion cabinet who has sjwken in pub- lie on the question of coinmci cial union , and in doing so ho has reflected the sentiments of the whole cabinet. While the liberal press of the Dominion nro supporting the move ment , the leaders of the liberal paitj' in pai- Iminent have us j'ct been very non committal , refusing to define their policy nt piescnt , butte to wait for fuither developments. BERGOFF BAGGED. A Crooked Omaha Merchant Cap tured In Chicago. CHICAGO , Oct. 10. [ Special Telcgiam to the BEP. ] The Chicago Times sajs : Louis P. Bergoff , who established himself in Omaha recently , and opened a store theie , gladdened the heart of every ( hummer that came his waj' by giving orders without stint. So package after package of goods an ived ut his store , and trade ought to have been good ; for , in spite of the fact that over fOO.OOO worth of invoices were acknowledged in ono month , when Mr. Bergoft took "a business trip" nt the end of it , there was not $500 worth of remnants on the shelves In fact , tiado was good , but it was all at Centcrville , Duk. , to which i place Mr. Beigoft shipped his goods as , fast ns received in Omaha , and us they cost him nothing , buj-- ingou "veiy shoit time , " ho was willing to sell them to any cash customer who would pay u fair advance ovpr the railway charges. So Mr. Bergoff made n verj- fair thing of it and ever since his departure fiom Omaha his confiding eastern creditors have been anx iously looking for him. Lust Monday the Pinkerton ngenej' gathered him in in Chicago cage , Just as he was landing from a Michigan Cential train , and last evening an Omaha detcctlv o took him in charge and put him ubouid the west-bound train. The Retiring Hen Question. [ Copj/rfy/it / lSS7lty Jiimrn Ganlon nennett , } LOXDOV , Oct. 10. [ New York Herald cable Special to THE Hrr. ] To daj's Ob server , tlio editor of which Mr. Dickey is close to the confidence of the ministers , thus states what is i eally the government views of the Alaska question that Is coming up with much diplomatic im | > ortancc. Mr. See rctaij'Baj'ard may say that the Bcluing set question has no connection with the cami 0 flbhenes dispute but lie will find it different to pcrsuado : my reasonable being that it has not. For two pears pu t indeed at intei voh n for the last fiftj'j ears the Atrfbrieuns huvi o been working themselves into u bellicose hu o mor because the British Noith Ameiican pie s vinces claim Jurisdiction * over ceitnm baj-s s which are wider than six miles at the mouth Yet now wo find that they thcmselvei claim jurisdiction over wateis in tin north Pacific more o.tonsivo than the gul of St. Lawrence , the-North RCU und the Bal tic all put together. Tlio state department n Washington has pointed out that the Brills ] government bug never raised the question o the right of the United Stutes to excrcisi Jurisdiction over the vvuters of Behring sea but surely our foreign olllco would have bcci acting indiscreetly In raising such a questioi before it was not claimed but equally excr eiscd. The last republican president , Gen cral Arthur , suggested in a mesidential mes sape thnt tbo question of scaling in Bchrini sea should be dc alt w ith by an intcrnat'ca'i o commission. This shows that the prescn exeicUu of n shadowy ilalm to exclusive jurisdiction Is quite an n.ftci thought on th part ol the Washington go ejiuueut. THE WEEK IN WALL STREET , Stocks Feverish and Unsettled Throughout the Day. BEARS EXHIBIT GREAT BOLDNESS Union t'nclllc Securities Suffer ( he Jlost Decline An Inerenscil lc- luutul I'roin linnkN For Gov ernment Fours. J u. A Feverish Six Dnjs. Nrw YOIIK , Oct. 10 [ Special Telegram to tht HUE. ] Tlio week has been a very fever ish and unsettled ono in the stock market , and , taken altogether , thu advantagu has been with the bears , who exhibited great boldness mul frequently sold the list with u freedom that looked llko recklessness. They made the utmost possible use of the material that came to their hands in thu shape of either fact or meio minor. Tlio lailroad situation at the west favored them , as did also for n time the re ports which piovcd to be unfounded namely , that Gould was sick and Vlllard had resigned from the Noithein Pacific board. The Depew interview , which turned out to bo exaggerated , was also made a handle to depress the nmikfctjust when It showed an improving tendency. Under the piospectlvo settlement with Heading first series fis , and the payment of some past duo coupons by the Jersey Central receivers , and the favorable traflle statement by the company , there were some sharp nfllies on the coveiingof shorts , but these were , in most instances , quickly followed by renewed depression. At the lowest point u majority of the leading shares showed declines ranging from 2 to 09 points. Union PacUlc suffered the most mm was fol lowed by Uuluth , Louisville < fc Nashville San Francisco pi eferred , New England , the Grangers , the Vmiderbilts , the Northein Pa- cifle group and the Gould stocks. Then business was more in live and thedallv trans actions got up to 6JO,000 shares , Heading nguln ilguilng for a very laigo peucntago of the total sales. The movements In railroad bonds were not of an important character , in fact the only approach to activity was in n few Issues , notably Erie seconds , Northern Pacific seconds and Texas Pacific. Govern ments have been Hi in foi the 4s , whiih ad vanced 1J points. There was on increased dojuand for these bonds from banks , which have been availing themselves of the olTer of the secretary in regmd to enlarged deposits of government money. This movement has absorbed the floating supply of the -Is to such an extent that they became positively scarce. On the other hand , 4) 8 remained almost stationary and if tno gov crnnient were to start In to buy again it would no doubt bo able to get a considerable quantity of this issue. Some of the dealers incline to the belief that this is exactly the position into which Mr. Fairchild wished to bring the market , and it Is well known that ho would rather pmehaso 4) ) s than 4s Foreign ex changes were strong thioughoiit , with a steady ndvam e in lutes until the close , when the posted ligures of the leading bankers were up to ? 4 bJW4 ( 8JK for sixty dajs and $4 ! M > @ 4 b < lj for demand. The ictuni of stocks horn the other sida brought arbitrage houses into the maiket as iieavy bu.vers and simultaneously thcio was a fair in quiry for remittances fiom mer chants and some demand to cover maturing settlements and imports of gold. The supply of cotton bills , which kcuL gold down to the gold importing point fofT time after London ceased to buy and actually sold stocks , pioved insufficient to do this any longer , when the demand assumed the large pioportions of the past few dajs. The fact that the Bank of England diicctors did not advance the rate of discount on Thuisday and the inci eased case In money on the open market at London since then , made long ster ling relatively cheaper than shoit and caused very active inquiry for sixty day bills. The receipts of gold from Kuropo dm ing the week reached nearly Jr , > 00lK)0 ) , but when the amount now ou the way comes to hand the movement will bo over , at least until some thing Intel venes to depress exchange , the cuirent lates for which ate consideiably above the importing point. THE CIjUAAUNCi ; RECORD. Oinalia Palmes Several Cities in Her Uim aril Mnrch. HOSTOV , Mass , Oct. 10 [ Special Telo- giam to the BPF ] The following table compiled from dispatches to the Post from the managers of the leading cleai ing houses of the United States shows the gross ex changes for the week ending October 15,1SS7 , with the rates per cent of increase or de crease as compared with the amounts for the coiiesponding week in 188(1 ( : Visiting the Pope. ' . , 1SS7 , buJamt * ( lonbm litnnttt. ' } HOME , Oct. 10. [ Now Yoik Herali Cable Special to the BEK , ] The largo bed ; of French pilgrims , amounting to some 111 teen bundled , who uriived hero Friday las were received bj' tbo pope to daj' after offei ing through the jierson of their leader , Comt Albert do Mun , their congratulations to hi holiness on his approaching jubilee. The were addiessed by the pope In a kind ! speech. His holiness dealt with the ii dustnal question speaking favorably of stut socialism and insisting that government should make tbo matcilal intciests of th woiking class of the population their CUK At-tho same time ho urged his listeners t tin n a deaf ear to revolutionary Incitement ! any jieldlng to which could only result 1 bitter deceptions , The pope purposel avoided making any allusion to the Homa question so as not to give offense to th Italian government. Weather Indications. For Ncbiaska : Warmcr , fair wcathei light to fresh variable winds , bccomln southerly. For Iowa : Warmcr , fair weather , light t fresh , southwesterly winds : For Dakota : Warmer , fair weather , llgl to fresh southerly vvluda. WHY MANNING Ilia Views on Annexation Did Not Suit the Mexican * * . Nrvv YOIIK , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegiain to the HLE. | George Washington Gibbons saj s that Thomas C. Manning , United States min ister to Mexico , who died nt the Fifth Avenue hotel last week , came on to this city from his home in Louisiana , pilnclpalLy to attend aud address the meeting of the council of the Amci lean Annexation league. The object of his visit had been announced to bo to attend n meeting of the Peabodj' fund trustees. George Washington Gibbons snjs the league , whlcli ho sujs Is a secret association , with a largo number of ii'c.ubcrs not only In this country out In Canada and Mexico , arranged for the meet Ing when It became known to them that Mr. Manning's pronounced views on the subject of annexation weie causing him tioublc. Mr. Gibbons dcclmcs that the govcinment party in Mexico hud icported to Washington that Mr. Manning would no longer bo recognlrcd ns Amci lea's representative in Mexico on ac count of bis bids in favor of annexation and his affiliation with the ihurch puitj' ; that Minister Manning was Infoimed by our state dcpaitment that ho must icslgn or be re moved , mid ho resigned. * MONTRKA 13.VC1TK1 > . Ficuch Canadian Society All Tout Up Over the Paris Scandal. MOVTIIK vi. , Oct. 10 [ Speciul Telegram to the Bui : . ] Quito a flutter of excitement ex ists among the haute monde in Fiench Can adian society over the decoiations in France. Tills is owing to the fact innny Fiench Can adian statesmen , politician1 * , law vcrs and pio- fessional men gcnciall.v wear ribbons of the decorations in question. Senator Sencnl , who was buried j'cstcrdaj' , wore the Legion of Honor , which , it was openly chut god , hud been bought by him fiom friends of General Boulunger. A Pmlsiun named Tranchant some months ago petitioned the French gov ernment to inqulio Into the matter , and it is said hero that this had something to do w 1th the present expose. Numerous other Fienc.li- Canadians are known to have put chased tbo decorations thej' wear and mo said to have paid 20 fracs each for the Older of the Nif- hmn Ifitakar of Tunis , SIX ) francs for the Order du Education mid BOO finnis for thu Legion of Honor. It is said the French con sul genet ul is looking into the mutter. A PucllMlu F//le. ! fSciinttt. ] PAWS , Oct. 10 [ Now Yoik Heiuld Cable Speciul to the lift. ] Quito a tempest in a teapot lust night at Chatham hotel still causes a upplo of excitement Sunday. A scandal in tbo American colony affair almost camotou duel between two well known Amer ican gentleman , Mr-Delnnej- Vliginlu , and Mi. Bui bank , of Kentucky. A discussion arose between the gentleman from Viigima mid the gentleman from Kentucky , which was not rcstucted to purliamcntaij' language and teiminatcd bj' Mi. Bin bank slapping Mr. Dolancj's face. A Stirling scene followed. Mr. Delaney foithwith challenged Mr. Buibank Seconds weio at once named , dueling pistols obtained , and the patty drove to Boise Boulogne where four bulls weio to be exchanged at twentj-- fivopaies. Meanwhile one of the seconds , Mr. William Nair , of St. Louis , quietly un loaded the pistols and thicw away all the ammunition. When the ground was i cached ' into ono to the meeting aud drove off lupidly and the two principals stood facing each other in the early morning light. Whcnnthcy dis covered that the pistols weio unloaded they decided to drive back to Pm is for more balls and moie powder , but as there was only ono cab left , they were obliged to rctuiiiiiiit Dining the long diivo in the fiostj-ruoining air they had time to become reconciled to each other and tbo affair ended amicably. As the people came out of the Amci lean chui eh on the Avenue Alma today , this Quixotic adventure was the subject of geneial con versation nnd the majority of the fashionable congregation pialscd in glowing teims the tact mid udiiot discretion of the seconds. The National Debt Refunding Scheme. WASHINGTON , Oet 10 [ Special Telegram to the Brn. ] At the eloso of the last con- giess thcio weie oil the calendars and before the committees of both houses bcvci.il bills looking to the refunding of the national debt. All of these bills died with thocongiess nnd as n consequence any financial legislntion which maj' bo proposed during the coming winter will go thiough all the new processes of new legislation Just as if the subject of the national debt hud never been considered since the original bonds were nuthon/cd. The plan for tno refunding of all tbo un- matured bonds outstanding , which has been advocated by Hon. John Jay Knox during the past five years and which ho explained again to the bankers' convention in Pittsburg last week , has n great many supporters in each house , anil a bill cmbiacing the salient features of that plan will w ithout doubt bo introduced intc both branches among the first that UK offered. A member of the house vvho takes u great deal of interest In financial Icgislu tlon said that unless someone gets ahead ol him ho will introduce u bill which will bo de signed to cnnj' out the ideas of the ex coinp ti oiler of the cunency. This gentlemar sajs that hu is confident that thcio will be i bettei feeling towards the national banks ii the house this winter than thcio was dining the Foi tj'-nmth congress and that ho is in dined to think that the proposition looking to a refunding of the bonds will be uiucl more llkclj to pans the house. YOU iiF/r'H nun AT RICORI > . The KaiihiiH City Horse Paccu a Mil < In 2:01) : I-- . KASS Cm , Mo , Oct. 10 [ Special to tin Bi n. ] The little brown gelding , You Bet with a tunning mate paced n milo hero jcs tciday in the icmarkably fust time of U.oyj and bad the running mate been able to bca its part of the woik it is sufo to sajf that .0 would have been reached. Tobo Ihoderlcl was the driver and the effort advertised wa to pace a milo in better than 2:10. : Afte scoring once ho brought them la the wir with You Bet pacing .level and nodded fo the word. They i cached the quarter in . ' 1 seconds , the half was reached in 1.01 , th seiond quarU-r having been paced in III sec ends. You Bet jmted the tliiid qumtcr i ! ) > seconds , u a OJ gwit , the three-quurte | wlo having been reached iu. 1 IHJ . Dow the stietch the tunning mate , as ou the pit vious trials , quit , und the fouith quarter w'u putod In HI seconds , the wuUh stopping Q Mltklowlc/ ' Concessions Cancelled. WASHINGTON , Oct. 10 [ Special Telegrar to the BI.I : . ] Count Mitkinwlcz laughs t scorn nil attempts to belittle the importanc of his concessions obtained from the Chines government , but the Sunday Capital , with a air of authority , to-day sajseditorinlly : "W nro ublo to state on very high uuthority the the so called concessldn by the Chinese go\ \ eanmentto Mitkicvvicz and his associates 1m been cancelled. Tbo United States govcri ment could not bo drawn Into the suppoit c u schema which was in all i cspcets ii i cgulu und unpromising. " * Lost Oteiboard. Lo M U.IIIH , Mo. , Oct. 10 During the voyng of the bchooner McMIchuel from Bostoi it I Captain Libbey , and two seamen vvcio Ioi I ovcrboaid. WHEN THE DEVIL'S ' A MONK Iowa's Democratic Candidate Fotf Governor In a Now Rolo. POSING AS AN ANTI-MONOP. A Sudd n Change Alter a rlod of Free TrnuHitottatlon A Sensible Kiillwaj Coin A n > thing For Ollluc. DKsMotNi-s , lu , Oct. HI [ Special totna HKE. ] Cvcry campaign dev elopes its humor ous feutuies , niul this year thu dctnqcrntlo candidate for goveinor Is furnishing thu fun. The JoUo w 111 bo uppi eclutcil w hen It is know u that ho is posing us an unti monopolist on tin initl monopolist platform. Hut since his nomination it was discovered thut ho hml boon n rulhoiul nttoincyfor neatly twenty jcuis , and his connection with thu Hoik Isluud load In that enpiuiU only ceased by his tempoi my i omoal ftom the state. Slneo his return his paitner has boon attending to the railroad business , vv hilu he rode on u pnsn on thu st length of piu\lous sc-ivlco. Hut tlio fun of It was that last .Innuniy , aftei his annual for IbbO hud explied , ho pot on the cms ono day , and when the conductor emno round , ho said : "Oh , that's all right. I huvn't ' got my new puis for iNsTjet , but ! am expecting It e\eiy day. " The conductor , knowing that hu used to liuve u pims , sup posed that it would bo continued , mid so let the pi out iiiitl-niuiiopolist lido free. Hut like the letter that never cuiue , the pass has failed to appear , and the Hot k Inland Is out ono fare. The whole state Is having a good laugh at the immwho , claiming to bo an antl-iailroad , and mitt luonopolj candidate , not only rode on passes for twenty jours , hut ilnally woikcd in ono trip on an "anticipated pass" that nc\cr cumo. THE UK11IT MM ) OK A C'lllNK. Some people call Commissioner Coflln , of thoiailway conimlssloii , 11 uank , but it ne in It is of a humane and kindlv older. Ho has two hobbles which ho is actively liding. Ono in In icgard to running Sunday tiains , and hu has addicsscd public meetings and wiltten innunieiablo aiticles , and succeeded In arous ing a good deal of sentiment in fas or of his well meant plan foi icspectlug the Sabbath and giing uillioad emploj cs ono day of rest. The other is in i cgard to the use of some foit ofs.ifcty Louploi on freight ttnint ) . He has piobably lead moiu p.ix.is | and books , anil wiitten nioie articles , on the subject of auto matic coupling , and attended moiu tests ol louplcis than any man In the conntiy. Ho BIIJ s ho has made it his mission \\oikfoi4 the adoption by all roads of sonio dovu o foe coupling cars in safety. He has complli d n staitling anav of flguics , show ing tno num ber of legs and hands and he.ids that have been taken oft by the deadly couplet , and it is lather appalling. Hut hois now tno hap piest man mound thu capital. Hu has bctu infoimcd that the Mastei Car Hnildeis' asso- eiation have ngieedln locoinnionding to all railwaj sac crtaln sv Klein of automatic coup ling. All that is ie < iuited now , bo thinks , is H little legislation wheie lulboads mo neb willing to muko the change without , and then uniform couplet scan be lined un all trulnd and the bloodj suci illce to thu old bund ! < - , t V coujiler thut bus been required no long w 11 $ ( boesciiped. He will undoubtedly picas upou. thu next legislature u bill compelling all i all- roads operating in this state to use only auto matic touplcrs upon their cais , and when that is done , he thinks he can retiie in peace , having accomplished the greatest work of his life. IOWA'S QUOTH at CAMI-UUS ntivrnu * . Iowa is doing a good deal foi New Yoik ' icpublicuns this jear , having given them j > Senator Allison , and now Hon. John Hi en- nan. The latter has decided to go at the in gent request of the chaii man of the New York state centinl committee and help out the campaign in that state Ho is a veiy effective speakei one of the best in Iowa and ho is especially stiong with the Iiish anil workingmen. Ho has all of thu wit of thu , native Iiishman , with the sound logic of the Anglo Saxon , mid ho makes a tattling speech. Ho spoke a nunibei of times thiough tbo cast ) ( lining the picsidential ( ampalgn of lt > H4 , ami was icceived eveijwlieio with gieTit enthus iasm. Ho is so well rememboied that the ) icquest from Now Yoik foi him to como irt veij' uigent. Hu will leavu to duj' or to * moi row , and spend the gieutei pait of the time jet lemuinlng in the campaign in New York. Senator Allison w ill also do the New York icpublicans much good , and ho may find that bis tup tlieio will do him a gicut deal of good too. Tlio feeling in New York state und New England is veiy loidlal to ward him , us un available ! candidate for the piesidcney. Ho is so strong with the IniHl- ncsH Intelests , that in case ho weio nomi nated , there would bo veiy geneial confi dence among business men , in his Illness for the position , mid a veij'coidial desire to see him elected. Ho is moi oovei populm in both cast and west , and has no opposition what ever within the patty , being the friend o * both stttlwurt and hulfbieed. liAIIHOUl 1UTE THOimi 1 S. The action of the Minnesota & Northwest * crn tailioud in giving notice of its intendeo ) withdrawal from the Westcin association , and its intended reduction In passenger rates , has thrown the other loads Into constcrnu- ' tlon. It foi bodes u geneial hi caking up off lates , and a i eduction to u leasonablo ban it. This load has pioved itself u good stronrt ) friend to Iowa , und has led 01 lather foneij f the other loads to make better freight rate-J j for Iowa cities It has giun Dos Ainines the ) advantage of competing iiitcx that it wonU | not have bad but lor it. Now it pioposes toj sell thousand milo tn kots foi fr.X ) , which will bo a gieat boon to the tiavullng public. One ] of the Hock Island officials when asked whato his load would do , icplied that It would prolw ably meet the cut , though it might begin by selling 'J.IXXJ milo tlikets foi t-ll ( Hut it iq likely thut if the Minnesota & Noithwestcru leads off with u JO into foi 1,000 milo tickets , the other lines will huvu to como to It , mid it two cent late will become general on all tiunk loads , foi those who do much tiuvelf' , ing. TIIF iioitsi/ts' M-ST mtiuuii' in uviov. J The reunion of thu Hoi nets' Nest brigade ! of this illy the past week , brought togotherf some of the best of Iowa soldieis. Thu five * legimcnts composing this brigade had not ! met together slm o they mot on the bloody field of bhlloh. This urigadu was commanded by Geneial Tuttle , t'lid iiu was elected piewi dent of the brigade association. After Ma piomlnenco In the mutter of Cleveland's visit to the giand army encampment in St. Louis , there wus natural ! } much Intel est in ttecint * how the old soldiuiH would ticut him heiet. Hu has been most cruelj' ! slandered und ma ligned by the demociutio papers , but ho hai boi no it all silently , satisfied thut the olcl soldieis believed in him and ttusUd him. AG this bligado reunion ho hud u cbunco to sec ] how muih Ills old comrades thought of him. They hung around him lilto brothers ami demonstrated on every occasion their uffecV tion for their old commander. Ho was ono ofi the ueioes of history ut Donelsoii and Shiloh , nnil Ills biavo Iowa tioops proved vvorthj of sucii a leader. WIMI : MI.NK rMJifr.ATiov 1 ho last legislature uiuiiiJ a w iso i bongo it * substituting for ono state mule -hiKpcctorj with Juiisdletlon over the cntiiu stute , fcQV- * , eial inspectois with limited districts. Thejr nro inablcd tocovcrthoit dIMrlits better uncl secuio better results than have over been oW talncd before. It Isdaimed that the niincsj of Iowa arc in u better sunitury condition und uro better provided with nppllunces foif the protection of those who woik within them than over bofoio. An Instance of tlila w as seen in the rj > oit of Mine Inspeetoif Smith. His dlsti let includes the largest outV jmt of coal of any in the stato. In fuit neaily half the coal mined In low a comes from hii distrietj jet during the past j ear und hnlf butt six persons have been killed in any of tlio ) minis of liisdistiiots , ThUtlHii remuikublu showing for the effcetivuness of the laws fouj , wlnci s us they uro now euf orcul , , '