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ANDERSON'S ' AWFUL ORDEAL ,
riio Bravo Man'a Graphic Account
of His Experience.
CROUCHED IN A NARROW BOX.
Ho Could Neither Bit , Htniul Nor Me
Down for Three Dnys The
CurloiiH Mission of a
A Hern In , lcnno.
, Neb. , July 'JO. | Spectu' ! Tele
gram toTunBiiE. ] Tun BKU correspondent
M. went out to Mr. Kenyan's to-ilny with the
expectation of 11 miliip John Anderson , who
wns imprisoned in the well nlno days. On ar
rival ho found that Anderson had gone homo ,
two miles distant , where BOIIIO of his neighbors -
bors wcro harvesting his wheat , which ,
owing to hU accident , was needing it very
much , Proceeding to the wheat Held , Ander
son was found walking ulono to the house to
get something to cat , remarking nt the tlmo
that "Tho man who boards mo for the next
few days will not get rich very fast. " Ho
walks slowly and looks pale , but otherwise
lias changed very llttlo. After appeasing his
nppctito Anderson told tiio story of his Im
prisonment. Ills story Is given In almost his
own words , and is as follows : "On July
10 I went Into a well belonging to
11. H. Hall to clean It out and repair
the curbing. The well , which was 150 feet
deep , was a very dangerous one , and I felt
ns though I ought not to work In it but as a I
had made for myself a reputation of being n
good well digger I did not wish to impair it.
Fifty feet ifown was where the curbing
needed most repairing as at this point the
old curbing had given away and about a foot
of sand all around the well had caved in.
After taking measurements I came out , put
my curbing together and lowered it , sus
pended by four ropes to where I wonted it.
Of course this curbing was smaller than the
other and would have to bo made fast. This
I did did by going below and nailing on the
Did curbing 2x1 inch stuff. In the
now curbing I had laid three boards across
the bottom letting them rest on the
Jxl's ' which supported the curbing , thus
forming a Hind of box. I was In the the box
ktufllng hay in behind preparatory to filling
In the small cavity with dirt which I was
going to have lowered to me and I wns about
ready to leave the well when 1 saw it beginning
to cave above me. Jumping into a bucket 1
culled for those above to pull mo up quick ,
but before a move could bo made the sand
mid boards had completely closed in on mo
and I wns u prisoner. For the first few
minutes of my imprisonment words cannot
express my feelings. That my tlmo hud
come 1 did not doubt in the least and the
thought of such u horrible death as I would
have to meet was terrible. After collecting
my thoughts a llttlo I discovered I was held
fast In the bucket by two or three boards ,
but by a hard struggle , I managed to extri-
rate myself from this position and dropped
down Into the box. From the bottom of tliu
b.ix it was three and one-half feet to the
boards above which , in falling , had formed
themselves into an arch anil protected mo
from thu sand. The box was HO crushed by
- the pressure of the wall that it was only
about two feet square. Thus in the space
allotted to mo thcro was not room enough to
Bland erect , get on my knees , or sit down ,
but I had to stay in a crouching position the
whole time I was in the well.
"About the first three days of my prison life
I got along very well , but after that I began
to want water badly. The fourth day when
It rained I heard what I thought was water
slowly dripping. Fooling around I found it
mid holding my mouth open I managed in
this way to get about a dozen drops of water ,
which gnvomo much relief. 1 had no dllU-
eulty In breathing until the well below mo
coir.o so ncr.r being tilled up by sand , occa
ulonally caving In caused by the diggers
above. I had breathed ths air over so much
Hint It had become impure , causing mo to
feel a smothering sensation , but about this
lima the rescuers got ne.ir enough
to mo to let in air from nbovu.
Hy having a good supply of chewing
tobacco , 1 did not suffer BO much for food as
might be expect ol.
' From the beginning I could hear a good
deal that wan said and done ubovo. I heard
the wagon whim it started to town for lum
ber , and hoard some ono say , 'Tho man is
dead , " and the order given to try to pull my
box out. When they begun milling on the
ropes I Knew- that unless the ropes broke
thuru was great danger of the boards ubovo
giving way and crushing me. For my own
safety and to give evidence of being alive I
cut the ropes and heard the excitement that
provailcil when it was discovered by the cut
ropes that I was altvo , It was music to mo ,
and from that time on I wrs hopeful of being
"About the sixth day I felt something crawlIng -
Ing on my hand and found it to bo a blue
bottle Hy. I thought from this an opening
had been made from above. I was correct ,
for soon Henry Archer Imd the opening largo
enough to puss a wet rag to me. In reach
ing me It was all covered with sand , but no
honey over tasted better to mo than that wet
rag. Soon a bottle ot water and n piece of
bread was given me , and I was tiuly thank
ful. From this tlmo on 1 began to gain
itrongth , and by helping my rescuers the
time passed quicker than ono would suppose.
When my feet , which arc bndly swollen , nro
better and I dare to cat u square monl I wilDe
Do all right. I am very thankful to my
tricntis lor their persistent efforts to rescue
me and feel grateful for the spmpathy that 1
nciir has been given me.
The Yutnii AVroolc Victims.
Mi\n : , Neb. , July 'JO. [ Special to TUB
13 UK. ] Messrs. Schuppand Moore , of Omaha
the former of whom is president of the
Omaha clgarmakers' union , wcro In town
yesterday Iooklng.\ftor the affairs of some ol
Iho victims of the Vutan disaster. Three of
the men tnoy wcro acquainted with , ns thej.
belonged to the union. Uo to date , the cor-
Dnor , who lives nt this place , has not been
able to got the least oluo to throe of the un
fortunates. Two of thorn appeared to bu
brothers , and it was supposed that ono o
them formerly worked In the Union Pacific
yards ut Omaha. The other unknown luu :
nn account book upon his person which Indi
cated that ho Imd worked In Chicago for
lomo time , but nothing could bo found that
revealed his name. As some of thcso men
may have relatives or friends In seine place
who uro readers of Tur. Unn , the following
description of the three unknown , taken nl
the Inquest , may servo to Identify them :
No. 1.Yoro black pants with purple
thread , black vcstbUio Milrt , hnlr light , eyes
blue ; had two upper teeth on loft sldo of
mouth out ; complexion fair ; height , live feet ,
10vcn Inches ; ago about twenty-two ycure ;
tvoro ordinal y shoes.
No. 2.Voro gruy pantsblacl : coat , coarsa
boots , faded brown vest with horseshoe but-
lees ; brown haiv , wart on second Joint of
middle llnper on right hand ; liluo eyes ; ago ,
ibout twenty years ; height , about , live feet ,
No. 3. 'Wore brown pants with black cross
bars , nhocft , cheviot bhlrt with blue biv : > > ; hud
aoublo triangle In ring ta'.oo on right hand
between thumb and foroflngcr ; ayes brown ,
tmlr black : height , about live feet , nine
Inches ; age about twenty-live years.
Keith County Crops.
OOAI.UAI.A , Nob. , July ) . [ Special tc TUB
HEE- ] The crops In ICelth county nro very
tine , thus thoroughly and effectually ( ilnpeU-
lug the opinion held by inr.ny In the cutl that
wcntorh NobrusKu hns un luiuftlclent rain
fall to produce nil kinds of crops. Mr.
Wnnablc , illvUIon superintendent of the
Union PuclHo railroad , together with a
couple of other trcuiUomeii from Omahii.were
| a town lust w k looking orer the crop pro-
> ceU for the purpose of determining the ad
visability of building u largo grain elevator ,
nnd after driving out through the county and
tersonally Inspecting the crops , they said that
arrangements would bo made nt once to erect
suitable building to take care of all grain
irought to this point. This , together with
.ho large ( louring mill nnd the grain houses
of McLean & McKhule , will glvo Keith
county farmers ono of thn best markets In
this part of the state. The Keith County
Agricultural imoclatlon will hold Its annual
fair September SAto Bj. Arrangements nro
lclng made to run an excursion of land
seekers from Des Motncs , la. , nnd points
west to this place at that time. The people
isero have confidence In their county , ana nro
willing to spend their time nnd money to
dcmoimtnitu to the people of the east thut
thcro Is no finer county In Nebraska for
fanning and stock raising.
Arrested fl r Similar IMaylnii.
WAISOO , Neb. , July 2' . [ Special Telegram
to Tun JiuK.j Grenlor Brothers' circus ,
which shows hero to-morrow , came In this
morning , and n game of base ball between
the Wahoo nlno nnd a picked nine of the cir
cus employes was , arranged for this aftcr-
nnon nt the fair wounds. The game pro
ceeded to the end of the seventh Inning ,
when Constable John O'Ktino appeared on
the scene nnd arrested Umpire U. P. D.ivls ,
editor of the Wahoo Democrat , and Dr. J. S.
P. Hush , Charles Cook ami 13. D. Hupp of
the Wahoo nine , on u warrant sworn out by
a Mr. Hollander charging them with sportIng -
Ing and Sabbath desecration. The circus
boys , fearing arrest , destroyed the score
record and skipped from the grounds. The
four arrested gave bonds for their appear
ance before Judge McCutchan Tucsday.whon
they propose to test the legality of playing
an orderly game of base ball on Sunday.
The score stood 11 to 11.
Val | > nralH ( > Items.
VAT.I-UUSO , Neb. , July 2'J. [ Special to TUB
BIK. : ] Frequent rains have hindered har
vesting somewhat , but It will soon bo done.
Oats will make the heaviest yield for years.
Thcro are u few llelds of wheat which will
nako u fair yield. Business is very dull yet
but merchants arc anticipating n good trade
the coming fall and winter. Hovey & Co.
nro buying for their mill several thousand
dollars worth of machinery for Improving
their grades of Hour , Work is progressing
slowly on the now opera house , as the brick
are not burned yet. On the 8th of August
there is to bo a reunion at this place of
former Davis county , Iowa , people. M. H.
Jones and Colonel S. H. Moore , of Bloom-
fleld , la. , arc to speak. A big crowd and a
good tlmo are expected. Exclusions will
run from Wahoo , Osccola nnd David City.
An Kiicoura lnn Outlook.
MIXIIEX , Nob. , July 20. [ Special to Tu
Hin. : ] Kearney county is fortunate in hav
ing the great Santa Fc system extend their
line through this county. A question of voting
ing n subsidy will bo voted on August 11 ,
and the subsidy will undoubtedly bo granted
by an overwhelming majority. All classes
nro combined in welcoming this line. This
county scat , with two east and west lines
already , will make n city of no small proportions
tions when this great north and south line is
added. A home market will result that will
enable farmers to get good prices for their
produce , and In foreign shipments wo will
have an opening to new markets.
Cropn In Thnycr County.
Huiiuox , Nob. , July 20. [ Special Telegram
to Tnc Huu.J Harvest Is nearly finished
and threshing has commenced. Small grain
of all kinds Is yielding splendidly. Wheat
from twenty to forty bushels per acre , and of
splendid quality ; rye from thirty to sixty
bushels per aero. Corn is developing very
fast , and never before InTliayer county has
there been growing such an immense crop.
The buy crop is also bettor than for years.
Fire at Grand Island.
GitAxn ISLAND , Neb. , July 3D. [ Special
Telegram to THU BEE. ] Fire broke out in
the rear of Kollin's feed mill at about 2
o'clock this afternoon. The loss Is about
$ jJOO ( or $0,000 , but cannot bo correctly told
ut present , as much of the machinery is
thought to bo damaged but slightly. The
tire was caused by the fireman leaving shav
ings in the boiler room. No insurance.
HE LED A DUAL LIFE.
The Mystery ol'n Ilrokor'8 Disappear
ance Cleared Away.
NuwYouit , July 20. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Bui.l : The mystery surrounding
the disappearance of the brilliant , wealthy
young broker , Charles Jones , supposed a few
days ugo to be insane , is explained. Thcro
is a woman in the case. Ho led a dual life.
Ho long has had elegant apartments In the
Chamberlain tlats. Reporters have dis
covered an elegant brown stone mansion at
115 ! West Forty-fifth street , in which is
installed n beautiful woman. There is no
name on the outside door , but the inner ono
bears the Inscription , "H. Marvin , " nnd the
neighbors for the last three or four years
have thought that the wealthy , but quint ,
Marvin family lived there. The lady , who
says that she Is Mrs. Marvin , Hays that Jones
is Marvin. Ttio lady says he is on a yacht ,
and Is ill from brain fever. The domestics
know the gay broker by no other name than
Marvin. His relatives uro scandalized that
he should so hoodwiuk them for Tso many
HIS 11KASOXS KOU DECLINING.
Mr. Porler Tells Why Ha Hermes to
Knlcr the Gubernatorial Contest.
INDIANAPOLIS , July 20. Kx-Govornor Per
ter's withdrawal from the gubernatorial con-
teat was the absorbing topic about the
political headquarters to-day. In a letter teState
State Senator Johnson on this subject , Gov
ernor Poitcr says :
"I have taken an active part in every re
publican campaign since the republican party
was organized , except that which occurred
while I was holding an ofllco nt
Washington. After thH long service
the state convention will , I nm sure ,
refrain from pros-ting upon mo n candidacy
to which I would bo averse , and which J
should feel obliged to decline. Hut while I
shall not bo a candidate I shall not be Indif
ferent to the successor the republican party ,
nnr shall my voice be silent in the Important
campaign which It Is about to enter. I shall
give whatever aid 1 nm able to secure thu
tiluniph of the republican national ticket
niiil the success of the candidates who shall
bo nominated at our state convention. "
llnycottcil Farmer * Murdered.
IIuiiUK , July 3J. John Forhan , a boycotted
faimer , while returningfroniThnylor to-day ,
was shot dead near Listowol , Kerry , by two
disguised men , who made their escape.
While Farmer McAultffo was working with
a laborer In a Held at Ulounamukle , Cork , on
Saturday , a man In dlsjrulse entered and de
manded tiwlr names. The laborer gave n
false namo. Ho was ordered by the stranger
to fall upon hU knees , and he did so- where
upon the Htnunror shot him twice anil hodied
nn hour afterward. The stranger escaped.
To Qi | < > rnf e Mexican MinoR.
PiTTSBiwu , July - , . -A company was
formed in this city last evening with a capita
stock of 51,000,000 , the object bolng to open a
tin mine In Mexico , near Durango. A tract
of land has been purchased covering on area
of ten miles square. An expert who n . yet :
the ore say * that it will ylold from 2.1 to 33
per cunt of tin , , which Is the Inrrest ( in the
world. The distributing point will bo Kl
PAIUS , July 3 Pivo hundred strikers at
tacked the police nt Lnvillclto on Saturday
night. Ten rioters were wqundod with
. MMiy ol the rioters were Italians.
THE OMAHA POSTOFFICE BILL
Probability That the Conference
Committee Will Report To-Day.
NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SIOUX.
Judge Gilford Think * They Will Tcr-
initiate HucccHHfiilly , Dcsplto the
Present Out look Promotion
In Sight For Scollcld.
May Itcport To-Day.
WASHINGTONHUIIEAU THROUATIV DRB , )
513 FoUllTKENTIlSTIlBnT , V
WASHINGTON , D C. , July 29. 1
If a quorum of the house can bo secured to
morrow , the conference report on the Omaha
public building bill will bo reported , together
with the reports on the bills providing public
buildings for Kansas City nnd Milwaukee.
Friends of these mcnsurcs wcro nt work to
day among the members of the house , solic
iting their attendance to-tnorrow. Confer
ence reports are privileged mnttcr and can
bo submitted to either house of congress nt
any time , but In the absence of a quorum a
single objection can defeat the adoption of a
report , nnd it Is therefore desired that thcro
bo a quorum present. It is not known that
there will bo objection to the report on the
Omaha bill , but It is believed that
objection will bo made to ono
ot the reports submitted at the
same tlmo , nnd since each of these three bills
stand upon the same ground , an objection to
one will likely defeat the adoption of the
others In the absence of a quorum. If a
quorum Is not secured to-morrow extraordi
nary efforts will be made to got n majority
present at the earliest possible day , as it is
very much desired that action on each of the
public building bills now in conference shall
bo held before the senate begins its debute on
the tariff bill.
oi'iixiNo OK Tin : sioux HKSKUVATION.
Oftlccrs in the interior department and in
in the department of justice stnto that the
affairs connected with the opening of the
great Sioux Indian reservation in Ne
braska and Dakota are wholly in
charge of the commissioners ap
pointed by the president , nnd that
very llttlo will bo known at this end of the
line until the commissioners are ready to
report. They expect the commission to en
counter n great deal of opposition ,
largely owing to the Interference of the
'squaw men , " who are making nil the oppo
sition possible for the purpose ol forcing the
people in Dakota to buy them off/ There are
some hangers-on around the Indians on the
reservation , who are deslgnntcd in ofllcinl
circles as blackmailers , nnd if any of them
interfere with the enforcement of the Inw , or
give opportunity , they will bo arrested nnd
properly punished. Notwithstnnding the
anticipated delay and obstacles the depart
ment officials expect to sco the commis
sioners succeed , and say there is
no doubt nbout the reservation being
thrown open to settlement. Delegate Gifford -
ford , of Dakota , says that the opening colloquies
quies with the Indians show that they are
lire pa red to meet the commissioners , and the
interviews which have been hold between
the Indians and commissioners , although np
Hearing unfavorable on their face , should not
bo taken as necessarily discouraging indica
"Ten years ngo , when General Stanley nud
his fellow commissioners brought nbout the
removal of the Sioux to their reservation , "
says Judge Gifford , "there was fully ns
much preliminary complaint us is being en
countered at present , and more real ,
serious difficulties than I expect to see
in the present negotiations. General Stanley
finally managed everything to the satisfac
tion of the Indians , and also of the whites ,
and his work resulted in teaching a lesson ,
which must bo obvious to this day. that
the Sioux chiefs nro very cunning , nnd nro
awnro that if they show any eagerness to ac
cept the terms which will bo first offered
them , may lose bargains nnd they will , there
fore , hold out for everything they can get.
I expect wo will have difficulty in inducing
the Indians to accept lands In severally ,
ns Chief Gall , who is a power among these
Indians , is strongly opposed to the allotment
of lands , and Gall Is acting for
all the elements among the Indians. If
Chief Gall should continue his rcsistonco to
the allotment of lands , I believe that a com
promise can bo effected. It is not absolutely
necessary to the reduction of the'rcservntioti ,
although very desirable , as It will tend to
lessen the tribal tics , which hinder progress
to civilization and pitizenship. 1 think we
ought to have the lands allotted in severally
and I hope the commission will succeed in
accomplishing that , but if this is refused
thcro may bo other means of effecting the
desired result. "
BCOFIKLn MAY TAKR COMMAND.
Notwithstanding the denials nt the war
department , it Is believed' that
Major General Soollold was sum
moned hero last week by the
secretary of war with a view to consulting
him with reference to his assuming command
of the army , dui ing the disability of General
Sieridan. It is nutb.'licved nt the depart
incut that General Sheridan will ever again
bu able for active duty , oven though ho
should recover sufficiently to return to Wash
ington. It has been seventy days since ho
performed his last ofllcial net.
CLKVlSIAXll'H LETrUH Ol1 ACCKI'TAXCE ,
President Cleveland's ' letter of acceptance
is expected to appear during the latter part
of this wcok. It Is statcit that ono of hl& ob
jects In going uway was to meet n number
of his confidential friends from
New York , Now Jersey and Connecticut ,
unit lay his letter before them for criticism
nnd suggestions. There is a good deal of
severe comment being made about thu presi
dent's iibseneo on the part of the men In the
house , who were most prominent in securing
the pass.uro of the river and harbor bill. The
ten day's limit within which the president
may veto n bill or permit it to become a law
without Ills signature , will expire ou next
Tuesday. The republicans Bay that ho in
tends to absent himself from Washington
until the bill becomes n law because he Is on
record against the general principles of the
measure and yet he cannot afford to veto it.
STOUT'S'llllVNITi : CONTIIAOTS SAFB.
The senate has restored , r 'he .sundry civil
appropriation bill , the item. . Cricken out by
the house providing for the granite contracts
for the new library building in which the
flrm of Stout & Co. , of Nebraska , are inter
ested to the extent of nbout 51t'OJOJO.
THE TAlllfC III1.L.
It Is now believed the republican tariff bill
will not reach the senate before August
15. It will reduce the duty on lumber nbout
20 per cent , retain the present duty on lead ,
salt , wool nnd all farm products , and effect
a general revision of the import taxes besides
revising the Internal taxes as reported last
week In Tim But : dispatches.
PKimr S. HIATII. :
COMING WEEK IX CONGUESS.
Several Important Mu.iuu-os to he
WASIIISOTON , July 9. The sundry civil
bill will probaoly occupy the attention of the
Bouate to-morrow. It Is'Senator'Fryo's pur
pose to ask that the fisheries treaty bo taken
up for continuous debate , until disposed of ,
after the sundry civil bill Is passed. To ) | bill
for the admission of Washington Territory
and the "bill to encourage the holding of a
national Industrial cxitositlon of the arts ,
niochiui'.CH and products of tin ) colored ruco"
will bo brought forward for parly considera
tion. It Is now thuii.ht | to no uoubtful
whether thu tariff Ml ! will mr.'to iln uppear-
nnco lu thu scnntu this week. x
T.he general ilolli'iency appropriation bill is
likely to occupy thu tlm of the house for
( tever.ll days thu wook. After thin bill , pro
viding for the payment of thp French spolia
tion clulian , is UUpoucU ofMr. . Suj rs will
ondenvor to secure n consideration of the
fortifications appropriation bill. As the sen-
Uo amendments to thonrmy appropriation
Dill cover nearly the same ground , it is ex-
pev'tci ] that the comtntttoo on military affairs
ivlll antagonize the fortifications bill and try
to have their bill , acted upon first , with a
view to throwing It Into a conference and ul-
timntcly adopting the senate plan of defense.
It would nppcnr that whatever time remains
after the disposition of the deficiency bill
will be consumed hva discussion of the sub
ject of fortifications.
The Crop Hiilletlu.
WASHINGTON , July CO. * The weather nnd
crop bulletin for the week ending Saturday ,
July 23 , says that the rainfall for the season
continues lu excess In the upper Mississippi
valley and western portions of Kansas nud
Nebras'.tn. In the Missouri valley the sea
sonal rainfall generally exceeds 80 per cent
of the normal. The weather during the
past week has Improved the condition of
growing crops In the corn nnd wheat states
in the central valley and In the northwest.
_ _ _ WP _ _
The Georgia , ChuutnuiiiiH.
WASHINGTON , July 29. Congressman Me-
Klnley to-day accepted nn Invitation to visit
the Georgia chnutauqun during the month of
August nnd mnko n speech. The Invitation
was tendered him yesterday by Senator
TIIK CIjKAUANCE UISCOUD
The Financial TrniiHnctlons ol * the
BOSTON , Mass. , July 20. [ Specinl Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The following table
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the week ended July US ,
1888 , with the rate per cent of increase or de
crease as compared with the amounts for the
corresponding week last year :
New York 11)0.1,087,771) ) 7.0
Chicago r > ir,7iooo )
St. Louis ] 5,5'JO,74I
Kan Francisco WWI.MT ( !
IliilUmoro 1II,775KM . . . 1
PHtsbiirK . . . 0.7
Cincinnati . . . . . 1.1
"Kunsns City. . . . . . . . 7,7-7- . . .12.4
Milwaukee r > ,4irtKIO : . . . 'MM
Louisville , . ' ! .
Providence 4,07 ! > , 00 U.
St. Paul 4.aisWW 0.
Detroit 4,174 , U0 . . . fi.fi
if Innciipolls ; i , v.iau . . .27.11
Ornnha ' . 3.224,914- 16.0 ,
Cleveland a,12tVJTO . . . H.4l
Dulntli ! J,4 4W ) ) . . Kt.S\ \
Denver ! V.1lilHl . . .270
Columbus 1,9 HUGO . .10.7
Indianapolis lM,40r ! > . . .2US
llnrtfoiil J.477C,4u 0.
St. Joseph lS74.wn
Peorln lU : > ! > , ! RUi . . .24.1 !
New Haven I.14C.K17 12.
Snringlleld. , l.OUV * , . . . 0.4
Worcester. . W,44 ( , . . .10,0
1'oitland o !
Wichita . 11.
Syracuse re.ii/J7n . : )4.o )
Lowell r > 7M47 ! . . .KI.H
Norfolk 642,2 E ! " ' " * 4
( Irani ! Itnplds.
Topeka 2S7,7rl . . .12. ; 12.
Outside New York. . , jny,2J7tK)8 : )
MR. RANDAtilTS .AlhMENT.
A Bulletin From Which the 1'ubllc
May Draw Ita Own ConclunlonH.
NEW YOIIK , July 29. [ Special Telegram
to Tun 13rE. ] The World's Washington
special says : The authoritative announce
ment in the World a few days ago that
Samuel J. Randall's Washington physicians
had declared that ho wns suffering from
cancer wns received with expressions of pro
found regret throughout the country.
There wns n general hope that the
diagnosis of Drs. Mallan nnd Lincoln
might yet prove erroneous. Perhaps
in response to that desire both united in n
bulletin stating that Mr. Randall is not suf
fering from n cancer of the stomach , us had
been nt flrst reported. They did not , ns was
observed , say that ho was not suffering f row
cancer of any kind. It Is proper for the
World's Washington correspondent to say
thai ho would not have telegraphed the state
ment without specific and conclusive author
ity. Tno statement , that Mr. Itandall is suf
fering from cancer was uiado by Dr.
Thomas F. Mallan , his family physi
cian , to a gentleman of Capitol
Hill , to whoso family Dr. Mullnn Is also phy
sician , und by him communicated to the
World correspondent. It was verified by Dr.
Nathan S. Lincoln , probably recognized by
every ono ns ttio most eminent physician In
Washington , and who had been called In con
sultation by Dr. Mallan on Mr. liandall's
first attack. It Is a well known fact in
medical ethics that physicians do not
ordinarily consider themselves at lib
erty to discuss In the public press
the condition of their patients. Dr. Lincoln ,
when seen by u representative of the World
to-day , authorized the following sent , as all
that ho could now sny on the subject :
"Dr. Lincoln lias denied nothing but the
specific statement that Mr. Randall is suffer
ing with a cancer of the stomach. "
Ho declined to discuss the case further ,
leaving the public , ns ho wild , to draw its
own inferences as to the exact character of
Mr. Kandull's disease.
A CHICAGO TKAOKDY.
Two Young Uuflliuif Shot nml In-
CIIICAOO , July 29. August Dotlaf , a Bo
hemian , this evening shot and instantly
killed John Phillips and "Skip" Larklns.
Lnrkins and Phillipa had been playing base
ball and started for homo with u number of
other players. They wcro passing the house
of John Gendrnw , where u dance wns in pro
gress , attended by about fifty Bohemians.
Gendraw and two others were returning
from a saloon with a pitcher of beer , when
they were accosted by the ball players
with a decidedly rough request for some
beer. One of the Bohemians picked up a
stick , when Larkius and friends began to
prepare for an assault upon the party. At
this moment Detlaf appeared with u revolver
and began tiring upon thu opixmcnts of his
friends , killing Phillips ami Larklns In-
stuutly. The Bohemians took to their "homes
and began barricading the doors nnd win
dows. The friends of the two dead men wore
nbout to begin an assault upon the houses
for the purpose of avenging their deaths ,
when the i > olico arrived and took the inter
ested parties to the station.
Murdered On a Train.
M EM I'll i H , July 29. A difficulty occurred
this morning on board'a passenger train of
the Kansas City , Springfield & Memphis
road between S. S. Burks , a stockman , and
some unruly passengers. A general fight
ensued , and lu the melee 0:10 : of the men
stabbed Burks near the heart , causing al
most Instant death. . The murderer , wita
two of hla comrades , jumped from the train
i nd escaped.
The I'arncll ComnilHuion mil
LONM o , July 39. Already sixty-two
amendments have b-cn proposed by the
Parnell commission bill. Parnoll will move
the tirst amendment to Inquire Into the
Thi ) Weather InulojtinnH.
Nebrasua and Iowa ; Fair , stationary tern }
peraturo. followed Monday by allijlitly eo6ier ,
southerly -winds , bseomlng variable.
Dakota : Local rains , followed Monday
night by fair , slightly warmer , southerly
ABOUT THE WHITE PASHA ,
Another African Traveler Who
Thinks It IB Emln.
SECRETAN'S COPPER SYNDICATE.
A Prominent French Financier Sny
It Was Organized as n Meas
ure of Self-Protection
Not n Corner.
Another Traveler'H Opinion.
[ CaptirlaM ISSS bu Jaintfunion ( nomrlM
PAIUS , July 89. [ New \orlc Herald
Cable-Special to Tin : HBB. ] The letter
from Sir Francis Uurton published last
week calls forth much comment. To-day the
following letter In reference to the fate of
Stanley was received :
PAIUS , July ' 't ! . To the Editor of the Her
ald : Sir Hlchard Uurton confirms , in his
letter to the Herald , my own views that the
mysterious White Pasha Is Emln and not
Stanley. From my own experience of the
country through which Stanley would pass
after leaving the Congo , I nm fully convinced
that If ho has lost his life It has been occa
sioned by his traveling too far cither north
eastward or northwestward in seeking access
toWadelelfrom the Congo. Ifnortheastward
ho would fall into the hands of the Kebaro-
t'as , a tribe who would show him no mercy ,
nnd if northwestward , ho would fall a prey
to the tribes of cannibals who Inhabit that
country. Having * been several times to
Wndelai and its neighborhood by different
routes , and having spent some years In ex
ploring those regions , I feel that It is to the
public Interest that this should become
known. [ Signed by n member of the
Khidvivinl Geographical Society. ]
I called last evening on Huron Sonboyran ,
who knows as much as anyone about the
Hlotluto complications. Cantho Sccretan
copper syndicate carry the load they have
undertaken I What will become of the
English speculators who have boon selling
short ? What about the general condition of
the copper markctl Those nro some of the
questions I put to the celebrated financier ,
and here is his reply :
"There has been much needless and c-
travagant talk in regard to this matter. See-
rctan nnd his associates are engaged in en
terprise in no way different from many sim
ilar ones already accomplished. The sauio
thing has been done in cotton , wool and
coffee , why not now in copper ! I know the
resources and abilities of those interested in
the scheme , and I can give you the most
unqualified assurance that they are
abundantly able to bring this opera
tion to a successful termination. Thcro
is nothing extraordinary about the present
price of copper. It has varied between 40 and
JL'ISI for Chili bars , and is now in the neigh
borhood of .CSO , which allows a reasonable
protlt for mining companies without being a
burden to consumers. As to the syndicate
being unable to support the strain of the
copper they are buying and holding such
talk is utter nonsense. They could do that
nnd very much more were it necessary. En
glish speculate of course , are Interested in
spreading contrary reports , but wti&n the
time comes for them to till contracts , we
shall see who has got the worst of it. They
will find themselves in a trap from which the
only escape Is in handing over the difference
between what they will have to pay and
what they have agreed to accept. You maybe
bo quite sure the French syndicate
knows what It is doing. "
I found Sccretan absent from Paris , but
was able to see M. J. J. Lavolsslerre , whoso
extensive interest in copper mines bring him
into close relations with Secretan. "I have
the most perfect conlidonce" said he , "In the
ability of Secretun to carry out what ho has
undertaken. Eight months ugo wo wcro
sinking large sums of money in our mines ,
and had things gone on ns they were wo
should have soon been obliged to abandon
work. Most of the copper companies would
have been ruined and those remaining having
full control of the market would have suc
ceeded in forcing prices up to the highest
point. AH It Is , copper quotations are sta
tionary nt reasonable figures , and they will
remain thcro. If English operators are count
ing on lower prices they nro doomed to disap
pointment In my opinion. The law of Franco
would undoubtedly require mining coup-
panics who have made contracts witli
Sccretan to fulfill them. On the whole I see
nothing rcinarkablo about the present condi
tion of the copper market except that it is re
markably satisfactory. "
In spite of the doctors nnd druggists P.iris
is u healthy place this summer. They say
that the Seine water contains in evorv square
inch several billion of deadly microbes , but
this docs not trouble the American ns long as
Henry , the amiable concoctor of American
drinks ut the Chateau d'Or assures them that
thcionro no microbes about his establish
ment. Visitors in Purls are supposed to fol
low the general custom and eat In the open
air. This method of nutrition Is not popular
hero at present. It takes practice to simul
taneously and successfully manage a beef
steak nnd nn umbrella. Eating out of doors
in this weather might suit Mr. Paul Boynton
nnd the other nquutie marvels , but ordinary
people don't appreciate .a bath Just at meal
I met a prominent Wall Btrcct man
recently nt the Jurdln do Paris. A symon-
thotlo young lady in a red dress nnd dainty
slippers was teasing him to dunce some new
step. She seemed to bo n good teacher and
ho a promising pupil. I nsicea him if ho had
visited the Louvre and the Luxembourg
Ho said ho had not had tlmo so fur , but
was golnr to take them In. The nest morn
ing ho was sliding on the switchback railway.
This time the young lady had a peacock
feather In her hat. I fear this Wall street
pcntletnan will reserve the Louvre for
The ladles are going In extensively
for autumn gowns. Their husbands nro
bearing up bravely. It would bo
extremely interesting to establish by statis
tics the ratio between what Columbia's daugh
ters intend to spend on Paris clothes and
what the dressmakers actually receive. The
gentlemen have some distinct Ideas on this
point , but it must not be assumed that only
the rich come to Paris. Consul Hathbono
has knowledge to the contrary. Ho told mo
a story to-day. "Some weeks ugo , " ho said ,
"an American lady called on me. She was
penniless. She had mot a handsome Italian
nobleman on the steamer. They had been
mutually smitten and thu nobleman had
agreed to take cure of her money , and having
douo so , was forthwith called away to Italy.
I sent the ludy homo and trust she will bo
wiser next tlmo. Wo have lots ot similar
A LONDON SOCIAL SENSATION.
A Giddy Hrlilo of Seventy Who Io-
In Itncy Jokes.
amrt GonJ/m licnilrU. }
LONDOX , July 29.- | Now York Herald
Cable Seclul | to | Tim HEK. ! The social
eqimtkm of theT ; k la the inurriugo
of the Dowager Duchess Montrooo
with Mnrquls Henry Mllnor , n young man of
two nnd twenty. The bride Is In her seventy-
first year , nud she has been mar
ried twice before the first time lu
l$3fl. No woman In London society
lias n wider or more peculiar reputation.
She docs and says things which nobody else
would venture upon. Her anecdotes nnd her
Jokes are generally better suited to the smok-
Inu'thanto the drawing room , nnd she Is
very apt to stagger the most hardened man
of the world by what some of her friends
call her emancipation from conventionali
ties. Other people may bo hampered by the
rules and obligations of ordinary life , but the
Duchess Montrose acknowledges no such re
strictions. Kee'iitly she gave an account at
n dinner party of certain articles of wearing
npp.trcl which some one Induced her to put
on for the llrnt tlmo in her life.
As she declared her experiences with the
garment and the mishap which befell her
she sent the gentlemen of the party Into ills
of laughter , but the ladles were not quite so
happy , and yet it takes a good deal to shock
modern fashionable women. Everybody
knows that the old duchess takes n great In
terest In raehiL' , and Is Indeed proud Bf her
stable of horses. She likes pl.iy actors
and everybody else , provided they arc
young and don't belong to her own sex.
Naturally , therefore , she generally had a
young man or two in her train , and one of
them she has chosen for her husband. There
Is a matter of nearly llfty years disparity in
their ages , but what of that )
The duchess has fully JE30OJO n
year nml Is ns nice nnd lively
ns n cricket. Crabbed age and youth can
live together very well under such clrcum-
stances. Mr. Milner Is not the first young
man who has married for money. Let us
hope ho will achieve success in toning down
the wild luxuriance of his bride's manners
mid customs , nnd inducing her to spare the
blushes of virtuous cheeks.
The Arrest of O'IColly Arouses the In
dignation of the Irish Meml > erH.
[ C < ij > i/rftfhl IRSSbn Janiff ( Ionian 7Ieinirt.l (
LONDON' , July 29. [ New York Her-
nld Cable Special to Tin : Bui : . ] The na
tionalist party has been passing through a
rather anxious week , many consultations
having been held , the latest of which was
brought to a close late hist night. These
consultations nro held only among the lead
ers , Mr. Gladstone being represented either
hi Mr. John Morley or by his son Herbert. .
The tank and lllo are quite content to obi y
the word of command. Mr. Purnoll has
probably neither tlmo nor energy to explain
all his purposes to his followers. I have rea
son to believe that it Is decided after all to
bring un action against the Times. It is evi
dent that the royal commission , ns constituted
under the now bill , would bo more unfavora
ble than n trial in court , for it must not bo
forgotten that Juries In this country never
fall to bring n verdict ngnlnst n newspaper It
they get half a chance , and the Times
has n very difllcult case to prove.
Mr. John Morley is said to have over
come Mr. Parnoll's objections to the court's
objections , which arc evidently not shared
by Mr. William O'Brien , who promptly seeks
redress when newspapers libel him.
There is further trouble , arising from Mr.
James O'lColly's arrest. There must cer
tainly bo n debate on it , for thcro are many
members at both sides of the house who look
with repugnance on the latest proceedings of
the Irish executive. It seems a very harsh
measure to dog a member of parliament
from the house to his homo nnd there pounce
down upon him nt nildnignt and drug him off
to Ireland on account of a speech delivered
tlvo weeks ago ; n speech , moreover , which
contained nothing that could do anybody
much harm. Many conservatives shako their
head over this act , aiul say pretty loudly
that Half our Is going too' far. Mr.
O'Kelly is represented in the house ns a
thoroughly honest nnd independent Iran ,
holding strong opinions , doubtless , but al
ways expressing them in a fair and reason
able manner. His distinguished services in
Journalism are known to many members , and
there is a general feeling that ho ought not
to have been dragged oft by the police like a
common criminal. Supposing a vote is chal
lenged , I cannot sny how far this feeling
would find expression in the division list , for
the moment the Irish question is touched in
any shape the cords nro tightened , but thcro
would bo fcomo conservatives who would ab
stain from voting altogether. If Balfour is
wise ho will check the ardent zeal of his sub
ordinates in Ireland and keep his hands off
members of parliament unless they commit
some palpable und grievous offence.
GKUMANY 'AXlT TUB VATICAN.
The Protest AgnuiHt the Kalner's Visit
I'rove * Ineffectual.
[ Gi } > ; ; rfi//i / ( ISSSliu ff. Y. Asocatal ! Pras.l
Bcni.iK , July 28. The protest of the Vati
can against the visit of Emperor William to
Homo has proved effectual. Cardinal Gallm-
bertl , the papal nuncio nt Vienna , Is reported
to have secretly seen Prince Hismnrek at
Frledrichsruhe. Ho returned to Vienna last
evening after nn absence of several days.
The clerical papers of Vienna announce that
ho will go to Merlin on n special mission ,
Prince Bismarck 1ms assented to the proposal
to have Galimbcrtl meet Emperor William
in Berlin , nnd to ask him personally
to fo'rego his visit , to Homo. Ono result of
the Vatican's diplomatic triumph Is that
Minister Crisp ! has sent instructions to the
Italian embassy In Paris to invigorate the
negotiations for 11 commercial treaty with
Franco. Berlin ofllcinl circles strongly dis
trust the Italian government on account of
Its relations with Franco.
The Tjnndtat ; Elections.
[ OiJWrfoitSM / tin A' . 1' . ylwtocfdldlVosrf. . ]
BKIILIX , July 28. The approaching elec
tions to the landtag causes differences be
tween the national liberals and conservatives.
The national liberals , hoping to obtain n
preponderance , are disposed to brcnk the
alliance with the conservative leaders ,
who nro disinclined to renew the
carte agreed upon early last yenr.
The North Gurmau Gazette warns
the ultra conservatives that their time has
passed , nnd says that the national liberals
will not sacrifice their sympathies with
public progress to conservative no
tions , which would retain everything as
it Is , ecclesiastical , scholastic , political ,
nnd economic. The language of the North
Gorman Gazette is repeated by the Cologne
Gazette its an Indication that the national
liberals nro confident tint the elections will
restore them to power , independent of a
coalition v/lth the conservatives.
Mit tuts l > u Xcw yurlt .iHocl'ttvl 1'rtit. ]
July ! } . - J The Ilolchs Aszulgcr
publishes n decree directing that the anni
versaries ot the births ami deaths of Km-
porors Wllll.im and Prudoriu'c be commemo
rated as special celebrations In all the schools
und uiilviThillcs of
Drowned In Now York Ilitrlior.
Nnw Ynitic , July SO.i Two children of
PatrFelt J. Ityrnos were drowned In the har
bor to-day by the uip e.tlu of.u rowboat ,
TOO MUCH RED TAPE FOR Lfl i
Standing Rook Indians Flatly Rofusf
to Sign the Treaty.
GRASS STATES THE OBJECTIONS
Chairman Pratt'M Diplomacy Said tq
He Kcsponslblo Kor thn Obsti
nacy oftho ItcdH Another
Grass St\yn Uo Will Not Hljju.
STANinxo HOCK Acinxev , July 29. The ul
tlmatuni of the Indians was given to tin
commissioners yesterday. The Indians wor <
In council all Thursday night , and after manj
speeches every Indian gave his assent to tin
proposition not to sign the treaty. John
Grass was chonen to present the ultimatum
to the commission , assisted by Gaul und
other chiefs. Grass referred to the fornioi
treaties broken by the whites , and spoka
nbout the Black Hills treaty. Chairman
Pratt hivl said that their lands could not b
taken except by consent of three-quarters ot
the Indians. This was the provision of tin
other treaty. Why did the whites take th
Hlai-k Hills when they only got about 80fl
Indians to slgnl That was not three-quar
"Tho Indians wcro fools , ns they nhvnyi
have been In making treaties , and wo hope
wo ami our children will talk slow and uol
be fools hereafter , " said Grass. "You moved
other Indian tribes among us off of lands
given to the whites. We do not want this ,
ami the other tribes will not like It , either.
The whites owe us much under the treailei
made ye.irs ago. The government should
glvo us what it owes us before it asks for
more. Wo understand that you have two
papers , one black for us to sign yes nnd ona
red for us to sign no. Wo will not sign
cither paper. Wo say no. Wo have oui
crops to Ionic after and must get back to
worn. We will not sign. Wo came hero be
cause our agent nslo ; 1 us to , and wo did no !
want to blmmo him. You can't got us to
After Grass had spoken Gaul was called ,
but simply replied that all had been said.
Chairman Pratt told Grass that ho had nc
more right to speak than any other Indian.
This remark was resented by nn Indian
grunt all around , and Glass said that ho Imd
the same right to speak for the Indians who
had chosen htm as Pratt hud for the whites.
At Prutt's request the Indians finally agreed
to stay until Monday , but said that theii
minds were not like children , nnd they would
not sign then
Tno general opinion hero Is that Chain
man 1'rail's diplomacy has not been
rood , and that his actions have
turned the hearts of the Indians.
Two papers , one red and the ether black ,
confuses the Indians , mid when Pratt told
them they had to sign one or the other ,
they rebelled and said they did not believe
that the whites could bo made to sign any-
thini : wliethcr they wanted to or not. Agent
McLaughlin , who lias thocomploto confidence
of the Indians , has done all ho could to in
fluence them to sign , but to no avail.
Governor Church and Auditor Ward will
bo down from Bismarck to attend Monday's
conference. There is llttlo prospect , how
ever , of a change in sentiment.
AVICI , INSTITUTE HICI'UISAI S.
Woodudiilo Citizens Arming Them *
solve * nud Preparing For War.
ST. Louis , July i.1 ! ) . Mayor Price , ol
Woodsdale , Kanin a statement to Governor
Martin with reference to the Slovens county
war , stated that when the news of the killing
of .Sheriff Gross and several of his possa
reached Woodsdale , it created wild excite
ment. A meeting was held nt which every
citi/cn of Woodsdnlo was present. Every
body was In favor of arming and proceeding
to Hugotowii mid killing ns many men na
possible and then burnlngtho town , but wisoi
counsels prevailed. While the meeting was
in session , Mrs. Gross , widow of the mur
dered sheriff , received a message from a
Hugotowii lawyer tolling her where the
body of her husband could bo found. The
Woodsdnlo people have sent for 100 Win-
chestci-H and n wagon load of ammunition ,
nnd have picketed sentinels for several miles
around Woodsdnlo , with instructions to fire
upon any Hugotowii men who uttomnl , to pass
Jute naKKln Manufacturers Organ
ize n IVust.
ST. Loui" > , July 9. George Taylor , nproni-
incut St. Louis cotton factor , is mithorlty for
the statement that jute bagging manufac
turers have formed a pool or trust and nd-
vnneed the price of b.ieging from 7 to 11
cents per pard. ' Mr. Taylor could not pur
chase such 'stock as ho wanted in St. Louis
nnd telegraphed orders to eastern manufac
turers. Ho received n reply that ho had bet
ter purchase from the St. Louis market. Mr.
Taylor claims that the St. Louis manufac
turers wore apprised of his efforts to place
orders in the cast aa soon as ho received a
reply declining to nil this order. Fifty mill
ion yards of this bagging nro consumed pet
annum , nnd tiio advance menus nn additional
expenditure of'oC03OJO : , to the consumer.
AMKUICANH IN PAIUS.
IMiiuy of Them ApnearlnK In Now anc |
LConyrfy/it / KSSliu James Oonloii itcnnetl. ' ]
P.Mtis , July 20. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Bcu. ] Amor-
leans In Paris appear in now nnd un.
accustomed lights. I called on Dr. John Hall
the other day nt n co/y llttlo hotel Inrgelj
patronbcd by theatrical people. AuntLouisq
always puts un there. For KOIIIQ
time past Mr. Theodore Tllton has rather
neglected his chess and poetry to escort q
pretty American lady about the city. As the
well-known Urooklymte strolls up tha
Champs Elysccs with his usual dignity and q
brand now summer suit ho Is often mistaken
for the prime minister of France. A staid
and sober hop-grower of central Now York
put In nn appearance last wcok in
the Bols In nn elegant Inudoau.
Ho was scon sipping champagne ut the Cafe
do la Cascade and seemed to enjoy the ex
travagance. Hov. Noah Porter , ot Ynlo
college , Is taking a tloso of Paris. I had a
chat with him yesterday at his hotel. I
asked him what ho thought of Greek und ho
said the only trouble was that the professora
did not know how to tench. Ho Is down on
the senior societies nt Yale.
The OoVnriioy Cnne.
PAWS , July 29. United States Mlnistei
McLano Is .still communicating with M , Gob
let with rofcrcneo to the case of Mrs. Do
Vanioy , the American lady who wns rocoritlj
arrested on a false charge. Tim magistral *
has given only u provisional order for her re
ST. Louis , July 20. Advices from Indlai
Territory sny that Deputy United Statci
Marshall McAllister arrested , near Ardmore
In the C'hlrknsatv nation , live prominent nun-
cllUens who have been leading an nrniod ro-
vn'.tugaliiht ' tin ) collection of tnxea. Tipi )
will bu tako-i to Fort Smith for trial.
A Koto Day At Munich ,
MUNICH , July 20. A fete is being held hen
to celebrate thn one hundredth amilvcraurj
of HID anniversary of the birth of Ludwlg I.
Tim city U cayly bedecked In honor of tha
ccr-hsloii. A reception to the delegates and
speech making opened thu Colo.
S I ? ? r T- "
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