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Mon Lynch Murderer Em
t Pawnee Olty.
"With the Hope About Ilia Neck He
Delivers nn Address on thu Kvlls
of Intemperance Other
Stnto Ncivs.
MnduHun AValk thcTrrstio. CmNeb. . , July 81. [ Special
Telegram to Tun Den. ] Fremont Emmons ,
the murderer of Bertha Sjhultz , Is no moro.
Last night just before midnight a mob came
into town from near Dubols , the home of the
murdered girl , composed of n hundred men
well organised and armed to the teeth. They
at once surrounded the court house square ,
shutting oft every avenue of escape should
Btich an attempt bo made , nnd one of them
commenced the hunt for the murderer ,
f-cnrch revealed the fact thnt the Jail was
open. The vigilantes at once conjectured that
the officers of the law wcro trying to spirit
him away und this proved to bo true. After
continuing the scarcli until nbout 1 o'clock ,
however , Kmmons was found In the third
Btor.v of the court house under guard of the
officers. With n shout of "Hero ho is , "
the crowd started for their man.
Ho tried to defend himself with a chair , but
both Kmmons and the guards wcro soon
overpowered and the prisoner taken away
from them. The mob was organised before
reaching town , nnd every move was like
clockwork. The prisoner was taken to the
Chicago , Kansas ft Nebraska railroad bridge
In thu west part of the city ; n. minister was
called to pray for him. Ho was then per
mitted to pray for himself and to make n
Bhort speech. In his prayer ho asked God to
forgive him for the murder of Miss Sehultz
nnd to pnrdon the men who were nbout to
take his life , If they were guilty of any crime.
In his address ho reviewed his life for the
past two years. Ho said ho had once been a
Christian but had fallen into evil ways
through drink. Ho admonished young
men tote avoid It ns a deadly enemy
to their happiness In life. Ho said
ho had killed Miss Sehultz because
Bho hod refused his love nnd hod told things
nbo.ut him which wcro untrue. When ho had
finished speaking a handkerchief was placed
nbout his face and he was told to move out on
the trestle or ho would bo pushed. Ho
said ho preferred to jump and when ho got
to the edge of the truck stopped at the com
mand given and jumped. The Jump was
eighteen feet below and left htm banging
nbout four feet above ground. His neck
was broken instantly nnd ho died without n
Btrtigglc. The sheriff cut him down this
inoiniug and n coroner's inquest was held.
It was decided that he came to his death at
the bands of parties to Iho jury unknown.
Ho loft Ins watch In the hands of the
minister for his relatives who live in Kan
The crime for which Emmons wns hung
was commltcd hero last Thursday. Emmons
n as second cook at the Exchange hotel and
Bertha Sehultz was the laundcy girl. Ho
proposed to her and she rejected him. Ho
told her ho would kill her unless she mar
ried him , nnd sharpened his pocket knife
ivith the avowed purpose of carrying out his
In the evening about 7 , as she was return
ing from n visit , Emmons mot her in the
yard adjoining the hotel. A few words
passed between them , when , with a quick
movement , ho drew the knife und plunged it
Into her breast. She fell to the ground cry
ing : "He's killed mo I He's killed mot
Where Is my dear mother ! " and died in
about twenty minutes.
Emmons was at once placed under arrest
by the sheriff nnd taken to Jail. On the way
thcro ho admitted to the officer that ho had
sharpened his knife for the purpose of kill
ing tlio girl. Miss Sohultz was poor but of
good reputation , while Emmons was known
is n hard character. Her homo was near
Dubois , where she had a mother living.
Shot HlH WifeBy Accident.
O'NEILL , Nob. , July 31.-Spcclal [ Tolo-
prnui to TUB BEK. ! Last Friday night Corn ,
Slaughter of A. L. Wilcox nnd wife , of this
place , eloped with ono Bob Ingorsoll , who
had been paying attentions to tier and who
was not looked upon with favor by the
parents. Mr. Wilcox wns mvay at the time
and only reached homo Sunday night. They
wcro very much worked up over the affair ,
but had decided to make the best of It , and
Mr. Wilcox made preparations to leave again
this morning for Madison county to look
after business there. Ingersoll , it
iccms , had threatened the llfo of
Mrs. Wlleox , nnd before going
Mr. Wilcox bought a revolver
for her. This morning us ho was about ready
to start ho showed his wife how to handle
the revolver In case stio had occasion to use
it. Wlille handling the weapon it was dis-
jharpcd. The ball entered the left breast of
Mrs. Wilcox , pretty high up and taking n
Juwnward com so passed through or near
Iho heart , causing Instant death. Mr. Wil
cox .run out of the house , calling for
help and passers-by soon came In.
They found the woman lying on
the bed mul her husband bending
ever her holding up her head. The coroner
was culled , n Jury empannclcd and n verdict
of accidental shooting returned. Mr. Wil-
pox. Is ono ol O'Neill's wealthiest citizens.
Iho family hus resided hero the past eight
yc.iraund , is esteemed and respected by all.
A Hydrophobia Scare.
Ilni > Ci.oun , Neb. , July 31. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE.- ] Notwithstanding
Iho recent rain which was much needed the
thermometer continues to register 15 to
ICO. Hydrophobia is the latest excitement.
A farmer nbout tlvo mllca south of the city
had n very valuable shepherd ilog which , before -
fore anyone was nwaro of It , developed
rabies , and had bitten a number of the
owner's hogs , and six of his horses , the
last of which was attacked Sunday , from
which It died , How widespread the damugo
is no ono can toll , but it has awakened
Bcrious alarm in the neighborhood. Mayor
Holland has issued an order to liavo the city
thoroughly muzzled or shot ,
t'ntliollo Church Dodlcnitrd.
N How , Nob. , JulySl. [ Special Tel
egram to TUB BKE. ] On Sunday the Catho
lic church nt this place was dedicated by
lit. Ht'V. Bishop O'Connor , of Omaha , as-
Bisled " by Father Wolfe , of Grand Island ,
Fu'iiiCrV. ' ; ! . " . ! : , oiruaCrce1is ! und Fathers
Millar nnd Huloy.tho latter being of this mis-
ion. The dottle Uory sermon was delivered
hy V'iil he r Wolfe. In the evening Bishop >
O'Comiitt1 addressed an audience of at least
BOO at the now operu houso. The subject nf
Ills rrinurkn was ' 'Sacremental I'euanco , or
the Power of Forelvnness. " As largo a gath-
- > IU cf H liU'j kind was never known nt thi i *
place , " 't"l ° ci Kant f > w church was filled to
Its I'tniosU . _ r _
Di.a o County fruhlblilonfsts.
FKKM.fvr . , Xfb. , 3uly 81. [ Special Tele-
pram to TUB DKU.J Tlto Dodge county pro
hibitionist * meU-lu muss convention liure this
nftornoon , with nn attendance of twenty -two.
Twenty-four delegates to the congressional
convention nt Columbus nnd eighteen to the
stnto convention nt Omnlm were chosen. .1.
W. Stevenson , North Hcnd , and W. II.
Mayor , Hooper , were nominated as repre
sentatives to the legislature nnd D. M.
Strong , of North Hend , county attorney.
Commissioner Campbell Continues to
Give Testimony.
Dns Moi.s-i s , la. , July 111.Tho examina
tion of railroad commissioners was con
tinued to-day , following the same general
llnons yesterday. Commissioner Campbell
wns questioned further as to his estimate of
loss to the people by reason of the continu
ance of the Injunction. His estimate was
based on tno difference between the May
10th tariff and tlio commissioners' schedule.
Judge Nourso now bcijuii the cross-ex-
nminntion. It referred almost entirely to the
figures of Iho various reports made by the
Hock Island railroad company in their
reports from lf > 73. The figures of
lonimgo disclose n difference of 129JO'J ! in the
amount of tonnage carried In Iowa between
the years ISSTnnd 1SS" . The reports of the
road were further examined to show tlm re
ported cost of the ro.ul in 1178 , the amount
carried to the construction account , the
amount of stock and debt per mile , the gross
nnd not earnings , and the amount of railroad
stocks nnd bonds held by the company ,
Including its own. The aggregate
amounts charged to the cost of con
struction nnd equipment in the meantime was
$ 'Joi75. ; ! > ( i I , and the dividends on stock
8 per cent except for the last two or three
years , for each of which 7 per cent was de
clared. In discussing the question of com
petition under the now law the following
dialogue took place between Commissioner
Campbell and Judge Withrow , counsel for
the roads :
"Tho law under which these rates rnro
made prohibits competition , docs It not ? "
"Yes sir. it does. "
"Tho Chicago , Hock Island & Pacific nnd
the Chicago , Unrllngton & Quincy both have
lines to Knoxville , have they not I"
"Yes , sir. "
"Tho Chicago , Burlington & Quincy line
Is much shorter , is it not , and this fact will
give the 'Q' the business between hero and
"Seemingly so , "
"Now , Mr. Campbell , do you see how it
would hurt anyone if the Hock Island should
carry freight around on its lines for the same
rates charged by the 'Q,1 nnd when it does
so , ought it not to bo punished by being com
pelled to carry nt the same rate over its
whole system I"
"You will have to argue thnt with the law
makers. I am , for one. only the servant of
the law. "
Glcnwood'fl Artesian Well Klcction.
Gi.r.NWoon , la. , July 31. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun 13ii : : . ] The election just held
here to bond the city for nn artesian well
was practically unanimous , thcro being but
six votes against the measure. It is expected
that the work will bo vigorously pushed to
completion and thnt this beautiful little city
will then have some protection against lire.
He landed His Troubles.
MASON CITT , In. , July 31. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Bne.J Gcorgo Newman , n
prosperous farmer of Floyd county , was
found banging to a trco this morning. Ho ,
with his wife , went to Charles City yester
day , and while returning homo pot into a
quarrel. Newman jumned out of the wagon
and his wife drove on homo. This wns the
last seen of Newman until ho wns found this
morning dangling from n trco. It was un
questionably suicide.
Guests nt the Palmer House In Chicago
cage Given u Hit : Scare.
CHICAGO , July 81. The guests nt the
Palmer house wcro startled in their sleep
early this morning at a terrific clap of
thunder , accompanied by u very perceptible
shock in all parts of the houso. Thoughts
of dynamite bombs nnd earthquake caused
nearly all the guests to hurriedly dress nnd
crowd through the corridors. Mcantlmo the
few passers on the street nt that early hour ,
it being about 0 o'clock , were kept busy
dodging flying splinters. The flagstaff on
the northwest corner of the building wns
found shattered to splinters by lightning.
Hopes were quickly stretched across the sidewalk -
walk to heop pedestrians out of possible
danger. Investigation showed , however ,
that the actual dnmngo done by the bolt wns
very slight , notwithstanding the genuine
scare given the hundreds of people in the
Hotel Property Suit.
CINCINNATI , July 31. A petition has been
filed Uy Lydia A. Potter , May C. Jones nnd
Mnrln A. Potter , Henry C. Gilmore , Louisa
Gilmore nnd John Xumstcin , receiver , charg
ing that the defendant's unlawfully occupy
plaintiff's propsrty on which the Grand hotel
is situated u lot 10x123 feet on the botith-
wcst corner of Fourth street and Central
avenue. The assets of H. C. Gilmore & Co. ,
lessees of the Grand hotel , nro estimated ut
SlSo.lO. . ) , with liabilities amounting to SSOJ-
OW. Preferences wcro given aggregating
Southern Hepnullcuns Ratify.
CHARLESTON , S. C. , July 31. A republican
mass meeting was held here last night to
ratify the nomination of Harrison nnd Mor
ton. Congressman Mai-on of Illinois , Con
gressman Taylor of Ohio , and several others
addressed the mcotingwhich was Iho largest
republican meeting held hero for several
years. The tariff issue was discussed by the
speakers. The meeting adjourned at ouo
o'clock this morning.
Hlinkcy Will Swine.
COI.UMIIUS , O. , July 31. The case of
Bllnkey Morgan , on application for commu
tation of sentence to imprisonment for life ,
was formally presented to the governor to
day , and this evening ho announced that ho
Would not Interfere with the sentence of the
court , Morgan will bo executed nt the peni
tentiary in this city , Thursday night next ,
between the hours of 12 and 3 u. m.
The Fire Itecord.
MANsriKLi ) , O. , July 31. The now flvo-
story building owned by C. Bessmati & Co. ,
wholesale grocers , burned early this morn
ing. There was n stock of goods valued at
$200,000 in the building , Sl''O.OOO worth of
which was destroyed. The Insurance is
$7r > ,000. Telegraph , telephone nnd electric
light wires greatly hindered the work of the
Ono of Italy's Koliemes.
PAIIIS , July 31. The circulation of the re
ports that Franco Intends to seize Tripoli
has brought forth a note from a semi-official
source , which says thnt the reports nro re
garded In government circles as u mask to
cover the ilcslens of Italy , whoso increase of
armaments is due to the fact thst she has
Tripoli in view.
Valnnhlo Horses Cremated.
NEW YOIIK , July 31. Thirty horses wore
burned to death between 2 and : ) o'clock this
morning. They were valued at $1,000 and
wcro the properly of the Mutual Benefit Ice
company. The wutob'oan accidentally upset
a lamp in tbo stable. ThO- building was dam
aged to tlio extent ol $3,000.
Shot ln > itcnd of .Screamed.
PAiiKEicsnvmi. W. Va. , July 31. Two
Cialdcn ladles , Murio and Virctta Heevcs ,
living near Davlsvlllo , Just above here , last
lilcht shot and killed one burglar , and mor
tally Wounded und captured anothpr. The
two hulicft Ki'iicinlly kept a largo bum of ,
money in tlicir possession. !
Fate of the Conference Report on
the Omnlm Bill.
Crisp of Goorcin Hnys the Present
ISiilldlnc IsGood Knotiirli Dorsey's
VluoroiiH Fight McSlinno
In Still Hopeful.
Omnh.VH Claims Ignored.
513 FouuTnnxTitSTncnT , >
WASHI.NOTOX , D. C. , July 31.1
The action of the house to-day in rejecting
the conference report on the Omaha public
building , bill wns a great surprise to the
friends of the measure mid had they been
given notice that tlio report was to bo called
up ; , they would have prepared for it nnd
scored n success. To the 'credit of Mr.
McShano it should bo said that he remained In
Washington constantly for over n month
when ho was so ill that his physician often
ndviscd him to take a change of climate , and
his solo object In staying hero was to watch
nn opportunity to secure the adoption of the
report which was to-day defeated. Ho came
to tbo conclusion lust week that it would bo
some days before a majority could bo secured
in the house , nud being assured that the re
port would not bo called up until
u majority was present , ho went
to Atlantic City for tlio purpose of recupera
tion , intending to return hero to-day to con
tinue his watch over the Omaha bill. This
morning Senator Spooner , of Wisconsin ,
who is a member of the senate committee on
public buildings nnd grounds and a member
of the conference committee on the Omaha
bill , sent word to Chairman Dibble , of the
house committee on public buildings nnd
grounds , that the direct tax amendment to
the sundry civil appropriation bill , pending
In the senate , would likely create another
deadlock in the house , nnd inasmuch as the
bill would probably reach the house tomorrow
row the only chance the Omaha bill would
be given was to-day and ho advised that it
bo called ut ) at once. This is why the
friends of the measure failed to
receive any notice of the anticipated
action. Immediately after the reading
o. ' the Journal of the house , Mr. Dibble called
up the conference report for Immediate con
sideration. ! Ho made a statement to the
house embracing the merits of the measure ,
explaining how the house committee when it
originally reported the bill making appropria
tion for $ -400,000 for the site nlono bad reached
its conclusion , and how the conferees were
led to reconsider nnd accept the senate
amendment appropriating $1,300,000 nnd set
ting aside ST.00,000 for the site and $700.000
for the building. Ho said it was in the first
instance believed by the house committee
that it would bo sufficient for the present to
purchase the site for the building , but that
upon investigation in tlio conference it was
found there was immediate necessity for a
larger and moro convenient building , and
that it was wise to appropriate all the money
congress intended to put into the site nnd
new building nt ono time , making
it all available at once , and limiting
the entire cost to the amount ap
propriated. Mr. Crisp , of Georgia , who has
characterized himself as an extreme partisan
in tbo position of chairman of the committee
on , elections criticised , in thu most severe
terms , the action of the house conferees ,
and said that It wns remarkable that the
first conference appointed on a measure of
this importance should agree , nnd that the
house conferees should so readily como over
to the demands of the senate. Ho intim
ated that it was n case of "give and take. "
Ho said there appeared to be an idea in the
house that simply because there was n large
amount of surplus in the treasury and all
kinds of schemes would bo en
couraged in order to put into
circulation the people's money tlmt bills
were introduced for public buildings in
Insignificant towns where thcro was no busi
ness sense in the expenditure , nnd that
larpo cities were given buildings worth twice
Iho money the necessity called for. IIo ridi
culed the statement of Mr. Dibble that the
conclusion of the house conference was In
tbo nature of a compromise , nnd said thnt it
was n complete surrender to the senate ,
which body always was demanding tbo lion's
share. Mr. Dibolo retorted that it required
three long meetings of the conference com-
niitteo to reach an agreement upon this
measure , and that each Individual upon tlio
committee had exercised not only his best
judgment but had drawn upon the highest
order of principle in reaching the conclusion.
IIo thought it was wiser to appropriate the
money In one sum than to dribble it out , caus
ing delay nnd inconvenience and creating ex
traordinary expense. Ho produced reports
from the supervising architect of tlio treas
ury , snowing that the buildings tor cities us
largo as Omaha had cost fSOO.OOO each , and
that In some instances there was almost that
sum expended for the sites alone.
"It was n jughundlo compromise" ex
claimed Mr. Crisp , "and the conjcrces on tbo
part of the house have been improvident.
They have given too much. There is al
ready ut Omaha n building thnt cost ? r > 0,0)0 ( )
and the business is being transacted in it
very well. Tli'H bill should bo voted down
and there should bo nothing for the present
appropriated for tlio building In that city. It
is enough to appropriate $ to ) ,000 as originally
proposed by the house , for the purchase of a
site alone. Wo can appropriate money for
the building nt some future time. There is
no evidence that n now building is needed In
Omaha nt this time. No proof has been
shown that ttiero is n public necessity for it. "
Several members at this time attempted to
talk at once , and the controversy on tlio lloor
of the house was qulto lively and Interesting.
Chairman Dibble said that ho regretted
very much that the member from Omaha
( Mr. McShano ) wns absent on account of
sickness , for ho could show to the house , if
present , the necessity for not only nppropri-
ating money to purchase a site but to con
struct a moro commodious building than
the one1 now In use. In the
absence of Mr. McShano the chairman stated
that he would yield to Mr. Dorsoy to speak
for the city of Omaha.
Mr. Dorsoy made a strong appeal to the
bouse in behalf of the measure. Ho produced II I
the statistics from the postoftlco in Omaha
for the past few years , making comparisons
to show the rapid growth of the city and the
necessity for a larger federal building. Ho
showed the volume of business of various
Hinds being transacted for the government In
the present building , nnd demonstrated the
cramped condition of affairs. Ho said that
it was true that the building now occupied 1
cost $350,000 , but that It could now bo dupli
cated for flOO.OOO , nnd ho said that Omuhn
had 120,000 population , nnd that it was in
creasing so rapidly that bofora the now
building could be completed the present
building would bo cntholy too small to fur
nish quarters for all of thu federal officers.
Ho said it was a sound business proposition
to accept the amount , proposed by the
senate' . The federal building , he stated ,
would not bo equal to structures be
ing put up in Omaha at the present
timo. Ho said thnt TUB OMAHA BKK alone
was constructing a block which would cost
moro money than the one the government
proiioscd to put up nnd that when private in
dividuals find It good business Judgment to
make Investments of this character it surely
argued in favor of the government making
one , es | > ecIaHy in view of the fact that It hud
all of the business that can bo transacted in
the bunding when comuKHed. Mr , Dorsoy
withstood general cross-exixrolnntlou by
on the floor nnd then lushed
around among his republican friends nnd '
personally * -oKMtcd ] them to support the con'
fcrcncd icport. When the previous question
wus called Mr. Crisp demanded the uyos and
nay und announce th&t he ? would lUso do-
iiinnd that there should bo a quorum
I protein a& .he did uot intend to
have the report adopted by a
minority of all the members. The veto re
sulted In the defeat of tbo report by O'-J noes ,
to 81 yeas.
The examination of the vote discloses that
Mr. Dorsoy's ' efforU among his republican
friends availed much , for thcro wcro ninny
moro democrats who voted airalnst the adop
tion of the conference report , " nnd therefore
neitlnst the representatives of their party on
the conference committee , than there wcro
republicans. Upon the announcement of the
result Chairman Dibble moved that the house
continue to Insist upon Its original bill and
nsked for another conference committee.
This wns granted without division and a new
conference will bo announced to-morrow.
Within a half hour after the bill was dis
posed of Mr. McShano arrived at the capital
niitl was greatly surprised and disappointed
to learn what had taken place. Ho was
paired with Mr. Laird upon all political ques
tions and the latter , although nt the capitol ,
did not voto. Strange , but whllo the house
was discussing tlio conference report , the
senate defeated the direct tax amendment to
the sundry civil appropriation bill.
Since the house has refused to adopt the
report of Its conferees It will uo very difficult
to induce the new conferees on the part of
the house to accept the semite amendment.
Hopes nro cnteitained , however , by nil of
tlic Nebraska delegation that they may yet
bo able to secure tlio full Sl'Jt,0X ( ) ) ( ) before
the end of Iho session. Tills evening Mr.
McShnno said : "I nm , of course , greatly
annoyed over the defeat of the conference re
port/during my temporary absence from the
city. I nm moro annoyed because I wns
specifically promised bv both Senator
Spooner and Mr. Dibble , of the conference
committee , that the measure should not bo
culled 1111 during my absence. 1 left the
city on Friday for Atlantic City for a thrco
days' much needed rest , and was naturally
amazed upon my return to learn that the
matter had been considered in my absence.
1 uin quite confident , however , that no
damage has been done , nnd I put In some
hard work this afternoon in preparing
for the prompt renewal of the report
to the house on tlio same basis
as the ono which was defeated
to-tiny. I have assurances from n number of
my friends who voted against the conference
report that they will change their votes , and
I think that the people of Omnlm need notbo
alarmed about the fate of the measure. It is
quite unnecessary to say that I hnvo worked
for months in trying to forward tlio Omaha
bill , and have loft no stone unturned to ac
complish its success. I have no doubt thnt
tlio measure will pass , as our people desire
that It should. "
Bids were opened to-day by the superin
tending architect of the treasury for a
hydraulic elevator for the federal building nt
Council Bluffs , The bidders were ns fol
lows : Crane Elevator company , of Chicago ,
$2'JOO ; Gcorue C. Howard , Philadelphia ,
W.'JOO ; K. L. Williams , Council BluffsOUO ! , ;
Ellithropo Air Brake company , Chicago ,
fct,342. Pcnur S. HEATA.
Serious Trouble , feared on the San
Carlos Reservation.
TUCSONAriz. . , July ,31. Reports of the
trouble on the San Carlos reservation tend to
show thnt the Indians' have been stealing
cattle nnd preparing a supply of dried meat
preparatory , it is presumed , to nn outbreak.
When the party went to arrest the hostiles
they were fired upon and three Indian scouts
killed. The posse returned lire , wounding
several of the band , which immediately left
the reservation , followed afterwards by oth
ers , all going toward the mountains.
WASHINGTON , July 31. The war depart
ment is in receipt of the following telegram
from the commanclunt-iit San Carlos , Ariz. ,
forwarded by GcncrtI Howard , under date
ofJulyU'J : _ ,
"Captain Leo , % i/Ior the discretionary
orders I had given him previous to the ro-
cefpt of your telegram of this date , has just
returned to this post. Ho reports that seri
ous troubles resulted from a quarrel among
the Indians themselves. Captain Leo re
mained upon the ground until 4 p. m. to-day ,
when ho concluded that the Indians wcro
not disposed to leave , and that his f urtnor
presence tended to excite them. Captain
Leo then returned to this post. From the
Indians Captain Leo learned that those
ordered to bo arrested wcro socu near their
camp to-day , and is of the opinion , nnd I con
cur , that these Indians can bo arrested
quickly in a few days. The cattle herd is
upon its grazing ground undisturbed. My
command is in readiness and 1 will move out
at once if I find it necessary. "
Another dispatch , forwarded by General
Howard from the commanding general of
the department of Arizona , states that nil
the post commanders have been notified to
use all efforts to promptly intercept raiding
Consideration of One of the Most Im
portant Cases Yet Presented.
CHICAGO , July 81. The intcr-stato commission -
mission , in session here to-day , took up ono
of the most important cases that has yet been
brought before that body. It is tbo case of
the Detroit.board of | trade and the Merchants' '
and Manufacturers' association against the
New York CentraliGrond Trunk and West
Shore railways. All the members of the
commission were present. The complaint in
the case is that for a long time the merchants
and business men of Detroit have suffered by
unjust discrimination In favor of Chicago at
the hands of the roiids named. In doing this
the railroads have violated sections I , 2 and H
of the inter-stato commerce net , and were
amenable , as prescribed in sections 14 and 15
of tlio act. The complaint , in specifying the
particulars of the discrimination alleged ,
stated that the Grand Trunk , New York
Central and West Shore railways form n
through trunk line from Chicago to Now
York nnd the east , nnd that tholr profits in
that class of business nro divided among
thorn. The unit mto , or 100 per cent , wai
the rate between Chicago and New York o
nil points havlmr Jho j'cw y0rk rate. The
Detioit peoblo claim that their proportior
should not exceed 70 per cent , under the long
and short haul clause.
To Aneiiiciit } ? ilundly lUtlntlons.
MILAN , July 81. A meeting of Unitei
States consuls in' Italy will be held in till
city August D for the purpose of dlscussin
the formation of n'noolety to concert mean
by which friendly fmd commercial relation
between Italy nnd United States may b
nugtiiunted. Headquarters will bo selectci
for the society ut Mllun whcro all America )
consulates shall brt represented and whcro
collection of American laws , decrees , news
papers nnd other publications shall bo kept ,
Meetlni's and confercnjjes will bo held from
time to" time with the object of turthcrliu
commercial relations ! between the two coun
tries. '
Mayor Hewitt Much A rioved.
NEW Yoin : , Jul.vjSl. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE. ] For twq'days past a local news
paper has attnoJicdiMiiyor Hewitt with sen
sational stories of ( ho treatment of the em
ployes of Cooper , Hewitt & Co. , at Kingwood -
wood , N. J. It charged that n miserable sys
tem of hnlf-tluio employment , store-order
payments nnd general soulless grinding of
the poor men and their families was prac
ticed. The mayor Is very Indignant Ho
says it is n gross libel' , and ho will prosecute
the paper to the end.
An Knulini HI own to Pieces.
SCHANTON , Pa. , 'July ' 31. A terrlblo ex
plosion oceured cn the Delaware , Lacka-
wanna and Western railroad this morning
nbout one mllu frojn this city , by which an
engine attached to u heavy coal train wus
blowi ) to pieces , and the fireman killed. The
engineer was sort-rely injured , but will re
cover ,
Plclilo Matters Suspend.
TOIIOSTO , Ont.JJuly 81. G.JUchardson &
Co. , pickle niaiiuf .cturers . nnd runners , sus- ,
ponded payment t . day. Their llabil.ities are
( T5-.000. The linn ; dlulo cuUsu of the failure
is tbo sharp dccln o in aUi'ucd goods' ,
They Gnuso n Commotion in a Chi-
cngo Court Room.
A Lively ntul Persistent Stru K' ' ® or
the CiiHtody or the Orphan ol'
a Former Ileslilcnt of
They All Want Her.
CHICAGO , July 31. There was qulto a com
motion in Judge Baker's ' court this morning.
It was all about u llttlo girl. There were
two ladies nnd thrco gentlemen who wanted
her. Berenice Searlc's father died in a NcJ
braskn lunatic asylum. Her mother came to
Chicago , bringing Berenice and Kllhu Scarle.
Her sister , Mrs. Thomas C. Patterson ,
lived In North Platte , Neb. , another
sister , Mrs. Emily A. Thompklns , re
sided in Chicago. Mrs. Searlo died
n few weeks ago at Mrs. Thompklns'
house In this city , und Mrs. Thompkins says
that their mother left Bcricnco and Elihu to
bur. Mrs. Patterson at North Plntto cot her
husband appointed guardian of the children ,
and she and Mr. Patterson came hero nnd
secured a writ of habeas corpus to secure
their custody. Mrs. Thompkins and her hus
band , Gcorgo M. Thompklns , gave up
the custody of Elihu without contest ,
but they insisted on keeping Berenice. They
told Judge Baker that Wllford C. Tolcs , n
business man here , wanted to ndopt her , nnd
that ho would make her the heiress to qulto
u largo fortune. After looking into the
case. Judge Baker was satisfied that the
pleadings were not in such shape thnt ho had
Jurisdiction. Patterson's lawyer said that
ho could put them in shape.
"Well , wo have the girl and wo will keep
her until you do so , " said Thompklns' lawyer.
"Not if force can take her , " retorted the
Inwyer for Patterson.
"You'll have to employ more force than
wo have , then"rejoinedThompkins' lawyer.
'You'll employ no force in this court
room , " said Judge Baiter , decisively. "If
there is any force to bo employed it must bo
used outside of the court. "
The Thompkins' attorney then asked the
court to talk to Berenice herself and sco if
she did not want to po with Mr. and Mrs.
Thompkins. "I will talk to her nt 3 o'clock , "
said the Judgo. "I want until that tiuio to
look Into the status of this case. "
The hearing was postponed until to-mor
Friends of the Prospective President
Visit Him In Largo Xnniborn.
iNniAXAt'OUS , July 31. The republicans of
Henry county , Indiana , to the number of
nbout eleven hundred , paid their respects to
General Harrison to-day. They wcro
a fine looking body of men , and the
clubs from Newcastle , Cadi/ , Greensboro ,
Morcland and Knlghtstown wore white plugs.
They were accompanied bv three bands of.
music , which enlivened the city during their
stay. Among the banners carried by the
Newcastle contingent were such mottoes as :
"England can't vote at the coming election , "
nnd "Tho only use England has for the
Irish is to vote for free trade in America. "
London Times. Among the visitors. , were
some two score of veterans of the campaign
of 1840.
General Harrison received the delegation
at University park. The spokesman for the
visitors was General William Grose , of New
castle , n comrade of General Harrison
risen in the campaign around At
lanta , to which General Grose alluded
in bis address. Henry county lies
within what is historically known as the
"burnt district" of Indiana , and was settled
by Quakers , to which section General Har
rison's remarks applied. The general spoke
on a now'subjoct to-day , when ho touched
upon our commercial relations with South
America , and advocated the subsidizing of
steamship lines to the South nnd Central
American states.
At the conclusion of his speech , which was
frequently interrupted by applause , nn hour
was spent In handshaking. General Harrison
risen then left for home , arriving thcro
shortly after noon und just In time to wel
come the arrival of his guest , General U , A.
Alger , the two distinguished gentlemen
meeting for the first time. They were
joined at dinner by Hon. Will Cumback und
Colonel Alexander. At 3 o'clock about six
hundred members of the Visiting delegation ,
accompanied by their bands and a committee
from the local Harrison nnd Lincoln clubs ,
marched out to tlio Harrison residence for
the purpose of calling upon General Alger.
They wcro received from the front steps by
General Harrison , who introduced Governor
Alger , In a short speech , amidst cheers and
Among General Harrison's callers later in
the evening was Mr. Patrick Egun , ouo of
the delegates nt large from Nebraska to the
Chicago convention. IIo was accompanied
by Mortimer Scanlan , of Chicago , and others.
An Omaha Man Will Back the
It has leaked out in Now York city that
arrangements have been made for u cham
pionship fight between Jake Kilraln und Put
Klllcn. The amount of the stakes have not
yet been definitely fixed , but Killcn's back
ers , it is said , are willing to make them
as la-go ns Kilraln or his friends
may desire. A prominent Now York
B ) > ortingmun received a letter Saturday from
Killen's backer , an Omaha man , in which
the latter says : "Wo do not care to send
Klllen out of tbo country to fight , nnd as Kll-
rain and Mitchell will shortly bo the bright
particular stars here , wo intend to force
Jake to meet Pat. I will go to New York
on Kilraln's arrival nnd will take a big roll
with me , and if Jake has any fight
in him the match will bo made.
If ho has not wo will claim the world's bolt
and the championship. " A representative of
Kilraln's backers was seen , and ho said :
"Neither Kllrain or Mitchell will pay any at
tention to this Omaha man's challenge In be
half of Klllcn , for as I understand , the 'Du-
luth Slasher' will insist on Queeusbury rules
to govern , nnd wo will not have anything to
do with him under those rules. All cham
pionship battles for the bolt must uo under
ring rules. " _
A Fight At Denver.
DEXVEH , July 81. [ Special Telegram to
THE Bin. ] About four hundred men boarded
n Denver , Texas & Gulf train at 'J o'clock
this afternoon and were taken twenty miles
from the city , where a ring was pitched for
a fight , London prize ring rulas , between J.
C. Sterling , of Cheyenne , and W. A. Ross , < ) f
San Francisco , for a ptirpo of f300 nnd the
championship of the Hocky mountains. 1M
Moulton acted as second for Hess and Phil
Kerrigan for Sterling. W. B. Mahtcrson
wns referee. Time was called at 4 o'clock
nnd for twenty-four rounds the fight wns
about even , neither one being punished. In
the twenty-fifth and twenty sixth Hess got
in some heavy blows upon Sterling's furo and
neck , knocking him senseless nnd beating
him badly. When time was called for the
twenty-seventh Sterling' was unable to Iciivo
Ins corner nnd Hess wns declared the winner.
Citnndlnn Al > polnlinuntx ,
OTTAWA , July 31. John Hasgert hasboen _
appointed postmaster general of Canada , and
Edgar Dowdnoy has been appointed minister
of the interior and upci'lnteadcnt gdncral of
Indian affairs.
r ,
Weather Indicntlonn.
Nebraska and Iowa--Fnr ! , wonder , yart-
nbio winds ,
"akota Fair , warmer , variable winds.
Mr , Plumb's Itcmnrks on the Stthjoct
In tliu Somite.
WASHINGTON , July 81. In yesterday's debate -
bate on Mr , Bowcn's proposition to appropri
ating WMi.OOO for Investigating the.oxtent . to
which the arid region of the United States
can bo redeemed by Irrigation , Senator
Plumb said ; "There Is no doubt nbout the
frultfutness of that soli. There Is no doubt
that , supplied with water , it will yield boun
tifully. Thnt wo all know , nnd even If wo
had the report , certainly wo should not learn
anything of that kind that wo don't know
now of tlio result of this experiment. I know
the fertile brain of these gentlemen , nnd 1
suppose the chief of the geological survey
wants another job. Wo shall hear all about
it on the finest letter press ; there will bo the
finest pictures the mind of man ever con
ceived , or the photographer's nrt over pro
duced , as the result of it. There will bo end
less volumes nnd cart loads of books , I may
say , nbout It , nnd thcro will bo [ employment
for congressmen's sons and relatives and
friends. Tlio geological survey Is the lying-
in hospital of tlio government. It never yet
refused employment to n single relative of n
! ougrcssmnn , or to uny ono who Is supposed
o bo influential in regard to obtaining
, pt > roprintlons , and the appropriations they
, sk for nro never refused , and , with one e\-
cption , it is the only nppiopriation made In
ho precise terms requested ntid never
liminlshed in either house of congicss. I
rcnturo to say , for whatever it may bo
.vorth , the money that has been expended by
.ho geological survey , ns a ruto has been the
worst expenditure since the government was
iiindo. Wo have heard , of course , n great
.leal about ethnology , about the disappeared
iiul disappearing races on the American
continent , n largo portion of which , in my
belief , has bcon pure invention , Just ns nb-
lOlutcly the work of the brain of man. witli-
lut the basis of fact , as the talcs of Mun-
ichnuscn. "
Senator Stewart defended the director of
.ho geologic il bureau and said ho was com
> ctent , energetic nnd enthusiastic. The
.clicmo . didn't originate in the brain of
* Iaor ] Powell. It originated with the sonu-
.ors from Colorado and himself ( Stewart ) .
Mr. Voorhccs said : "Tho senator ( Mr.
Plumb ) said that the superintendent of the
geological survey almost expects to bo in
corporated Into the constitution ns a part
thereof. If ho wcro thcro would an acquisi
tion of wisdom and usefulness to thnt in
strument , and the general welfare clause of
tlio constitution would bo greatly enlarged. "
Horrible Double 'J'riuiody '
to Ijl ht In Chli } K < > .
CHIO OO , July 31. A horrible double trag
edy was brought to light shortly after mid
night by the police , when the dead bodies of
Henry Hccsch , a retired saloonkeeper , nnd
his wife wcro found in their apartments nt
ICO South Saiigamon street. Both were well
past middle ago and were looked upon by
their neighbors ns a happy couple. They
were last seen Saturday evening sitting on
the stoop. Sunday morning n newsboy loft
\ \ paper and the milkman the day's supply of
milk. Lying neglected at the back door of
the flat , these objects first attracted the at
tention of the neighbors. Late last night
ono of the neighbors notllled the police nnd
two officers wore sent to investigate. They
broke open the front bedroom door and a
sickening sight mot their view. In the nlcovo
of the bedroom , Iving in a pool of blood , lay
the dead body of Mrs. Hccsch , clad in
a night dress. Proceeding to the next
room the ueighborsouDl .tho body of
Hecsch dangling -from the end of a rope , he
having hanged himself. Heuacti had cvi-
cutly killed his wife first and then hanged
himself. No roiBon can bo assigned for the
deed. Everything around the room bespoke
comfort , arid thcro were no indications of a
struggle prior to the murder and suicide.
Last summer Mrs. Hccsch was overcome'
by heat , und Hha never quite recovered from
the effects of the "sunstroke. Her friends
think that possibly tlio heat of Saturday
night may have affected her mind nnd
brought about insanity which caused u quar
rel between her husband in which ho stabbed
her , perhaps in self , und then
hanged himself out of remorse.
Seeking For a Plan to Harmonize
Their Interests.
CHICAGO , July 31. A meeting of general
managers of the northwestern , western nnd
southwestern railroads was held to-day at
tbo office of Chairman Fnithorn for the pur
posoof agreeing upon some plan of harmoniz
ing the interests of the various lines. The
roads that have been cutting rates between
Chicago and Missouri river points or througl :
business from the seaboard agreed to restore
rates on August 13. A committee was a ) > -
pointed to communicate with tbo managers
of the "Soo" anii St. Paul , t Uiiluth roads ,
with reference to the establishmen of satis
factory relations regniding competitive traf
fic. It was also provided Unit representatives
of the Illinois lines should convene on Tucs
day of next week to consider and take nctioi
upon rates to and from Illinois points , tlio ob
jcct being to place on a normal basis tlic rates
to and from the west , northwest nnd south
The general freight agents will convene to
morrow and continue in session until the
general revision of rates has been completed
A Rich Sochity VOIIIIK Lady IloUs
HIT Fiithor'N Giuvsts.
PiTTsmmo , Pa. , July 81. [ Special Tel
cgrnm to THE BEE. ] A beautiful young Intlj
named Mamie Phillips , the daughter of a
prominent citizen of Allegheny , was arrested
last evening for stealing lanro sums of money
from her father's guests and investing the
proceeds in finery. Ainoncr other things pur
chased with Iho money thus obtained were
lovely piano , gold watch , diamond jewelry
nnd some fine furniture. To conceal he
thefts she pretended she was receiving
money from n rich old lady whom she had
once rendered tin impoitnnt service , backing
up her story with forged letters. The Information
mation against her was made by a gentleman
who says she took $7 0 from him. She was
spaicd the mollification of going to jail by
her friends going bail for her appearance at
court. Her parents uro almost distracted.
The cane has caused a decided sensation In
high-class society In both cities ,
A Millionaire Panon Avity. .
NEW YOUK , July ,11. Christopher Meyer
the millionaire , died at his residence on
Fifth avcnuo this afternoon nt 1 o'clock. He
was born in Hanover , Germany , in 181 , nnd
came to this country when fifteen years old.
For many years ho has been the foremost
man in the rubber fabric business of this
country. Ho was lately brought Into promi
nence. by his co'inuctlon with the raid of
Ivus upon the Cincinnati , Hamilton & Uuyton
Now Jersey's Liccnso Law.
TISENTON , N. J. , July 81. The supreme
court has rendered a decision affirming the
roimtitutlonullty of the loco ! optionvhlgh
license law. The opinion us regards tlio
high llccnbo feature was unanimous. On the
local option h < vUon the court stood eight to
seven , _ _
The Striking Nnvvio * .
PAIUS , July 31. Tlio strike of the navvies
continues to xpruud. Socialist leaders have
placed themselves ut the head of the move
ment and urn urging the slrikcis to take
violent Ult-usui-e * .
French Crop FiitlnrcH.
NEW YOIIK , July . 81. French crops hove
been disastrously aifauiedby tlio wcuthcr ,
According to returuH the yield will probably
be 83ououUO , hectolitres abort. '
AiWlill DliKAKUli )
Ho Snys Ho Una Boon Standing By
His Own Countrymen.
HcfUilt of Ycstordny'N Investigation
Hy the CongrcHslonal Iminluro
tlon Coininittoe Tlio Old ,
Old Story.
The Immigration Investigation.
NEW YOIIK , July 31. The congressional
committee continued its investigation to-day
of the Immigatlon question. Tlio committee
adopted a resolution declaring that wlillo
they wcro In session In this city any two
members of the committee named by the
chairman shall constitute a quorum to Issue
subpcunns , administer oaths and take testi
mony of witnesses , and n sub-committuo of
two or three menibeis may bo appointed by
the chair with like powers to conduct the
examination of witnesses during the time
the committee is engaged here , or at
any other time or place tlmt the full com
mittee may decide. This will glvo tbo com-
mittco an opportunity to carry on the Investi
gation in two cilius tit one time.
Francis Bumont watt tlio first witness to
day. Ho en mo from Italy May lust on a
tramp steamer. Ho paid his own passage at
cost of 16-1 francs. Hu was Induced to como
hero by promises of making money. Fifteen
hundred other Italians ; > amo on the snmo
steamer. If ho does not get work at IS
francs a day , somebody , ho says , has got to
send him back to Italy. The agent , Dorelli ,
induced him to como to this country ,
saying that the Italian immluration society
hero owned a vast amount of land and ho
would bo put to work on it. Dorelli has been
in the soliciting business for a number of
years. He bud paid Dorelli thirty frnncs In
March last as "earnest money , " but icceivcd
nothing In exchange. It was paid In Naples
In tbo ofllco of the emigration society.
Dorelli gave him a letter introducing himself
and his companion to the colonization sooloty
nt Naples. The witness icmnlned thrco
days in Naples beloro starting for America.
'Ihoso connected with thu colonization society
told a witness and his companion tlmt they
would get plenty of work and good pay In
this country. The society furnished cards to
bo presented to the society in Now York.
On their nr.ival here the society said they
had no hinds and had to be content with the
reply that they uhould receive work Just as
soon as "God sent it. " Tlio witness bon owed
UOO francs in Italy , nnd ho is obliged to
return 25' < frnucs. Interest on money
in Itulv is5 per cent per annum. His prop
erty was worth ! ) ,000 Irancs , and according
to their laws the creditors can levy on the
property if so disposed to satisfy their
claims. The witness concluded by saying
thnt ho would return to Italy ut once if ho
had the money.
The committee examined Guiscppo Mcnttti
and Antonio S < irnuibiglia , but gathered noth
ing new. Each told tlio old story of being
persuaded to como ever hero by promises of
plenty of work and big pay , ana each , like
all the rest who have testified , raised their
passage money at enormous rates of interest.
Banker Berardlni asked to bo allowed to
testify. IIo said that no wanted satisfaction
for the slander which was hurled at him yes
terday. Ho wns sworn. Ho said ho had
been in this country six years und during
that time had been engaged in manufactur
ing cigars. IIo was also n banker
and railroad contractor. He said
ho 'did ' not know the men who
testified yesterday nor the men they referred
to in Ita'y. ' Ho hud no conn-ction with them ,
nor had ho ever hud anything to do with
bringing men from Italy. He said he could
give any quantity of references as to his
character , and hud never misappropriated
anything. He declared that ho had spent
over S'i.OOO of his own money last year help
ing tlio Italian colony here , nnd thnt Marie ,
superintendent of the Italian Immigration so
ciety , hud paid him $100 reward for this.
Congressman Oates cross-examined tha
witness as to his mode of carrying on the
banking nnd contract business , but elicited
nothing Important. The committee then ad
journcd until Mnndnv noxt.
A Heller That They Were Caused hj
Soloinon'n Adherents.
SANTIACIO DB CUIIA , July 31. The steam
ship Villa Verde has brought full tidings ol
the great incendiary fires that swept Port
An Prince , the capitol of Haytl , on the 4tlt
und 7th insts. The fire commenced in tha
chamber of the deputies on the nftornoon
of July 4 , the balconies nnd outside passages
upstairs having been set on firo. From tlmt
point it burned down to the rue do arsenal ,
sweeping away thrco squares or blocks of
buildings. Tills fire destroyed that part of
the city used largely for private residences.
Among them were ninny valuable and im
posing edifices. It is now known that tno
fires of botli days destroyed HOIIIO eight hun
dred and fifty buildings , causing a loss of
two million dollars.
The fire of July 7th was In another section
of the nrdcnul district. During the ufternoon
it was started in four different localities ,
practically at tlio same instant. It seems to
be moro than coincident that the burned
district should be the section oc 'tiplcd by tha
adherents of General Manigat and Senator
LegiUinc , who started the insurrectionary
movement of May 17 , IbSJ , nnd who have
been expelled. They were too dangerous for
President Solomon to shoot , nnd ho sent them i j
off , but it is said that their petty adherents J
were crowded Into prison. It is believed i
that Solomon's own party fired that section
to please him. _
One Contestant Hart His lOycn Opened
With a Knife.
Nn\v YOIIK , July ill. [ Special Telegram o
u BEE. ] About a hundred steamboat men
loft this city on a tug last evening for Gut-
tcnburg , on the North river , whcro they wit
nessed n prize fight with shocking features.
Tlio principals were Jack Cummincs , of
Brooklyn , llvo feet nlno inches tall , 173
pounds , and Frank Mustcrson , of Hnvcr-
straw , five foot seven Inches , 1133 pounds.
Captain John A Hall was referee. The purse
wus ? JOO. Tlio mon fought with bare
knuckles. It was the fiercest- kind
of n fight from start to finish.
Countless blows wcro mined qn
the face and henil of both contestants
until they were covered with blootT'and their
features battered out of shape. A largo ma
jority of the hits were on the face. Toward
the thirteenth round Mantcrson began to be
come blind , and ho struck out wildly. Cura-
iningH played on Ills eyes until both were shut
up tight. The Hnvcrstruw man was sightless
" utter the thirteenth round. Jim Conlan
"whipped out a pocket knife , and with th'o
sharp blade separated the lids of the plucky
MasUiraon. With his eyes thus opened tha
fighter returned to the fray. During tlio next
three rounds Mustcrson braced up wonder
fully. In the sixteenth round ho gave his
opponent u full arm punch In the stomachand
won Iho battle. The appearance of both men
ut the llnlsu was slmoly indescribable.
Tito Provident Ituturns Jlomc.
. . . „ . . , ; , July ill. The president ,
PostniustorXJcn < ; ral Dickiucon nnd Colonel
Lament arrived In Washington ut 7 o'clock
thin iiiuriilng. There was n small , Crowd of
travelers ut the station , but tliO president
passed through almost unrecognized except
by the railroad officials. IIo nnd Colonel
Luniont were driven tu > tlio white houso. * ;
Their face ? are very much sunburned. , . '
Colonel Lament saldtft un Associated press '
r Toiler that thcro was no ono in the party
iii thoyaclit Susquehunna except those who
wcro with them when they loft New Yorlt.
The stories about the president's vUits U
viulous places 011 the route wcro denied.