Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 06, 1888, Image 1

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The Gallant Soldlor Surrondora t <
an Invincible Foo.
Death Sounds tlio Tnpn Which Col
tlio Weary Chieftain to Ills
Beyond the Great
Shnrldnti Surrenders' .
NOXQUITT , Mass. , August 5. Gcnon
Sheridan's death occurred at 10EO : th
evening. Previous to the Biuldcn appcarant
of heart failure ; , about 0SO : , there hud bcc
no prctnonltloti to day of mi utifavorab
chungo In his condition. The weather hi
been warmer thun usual , and the goner ;
was at times < i little restless , but sccmc
generally bright and cheerful to-day. II
voice was strong1. Ho took a full supply i
nourishment , slept occasionally as usual , ar
the doctors and his family were in hopufi
spirits. At 7 o'clock Mrs. Sheridan at
the doctors went to the hot
for supper and soon after their return tl
usual preparations for the night were mad
At about 9:21 : Colonel Sheridan said "go <
night" to his brother and wont to the note
there having been throughout the day t
sign whatever of any unfavorable change
his condition. At 0:20 symptoms i
heart failure suddenly appeared , and Dr
O'Hellly and Matthews who were with him
the tune , immediately applied the remceli
which had proved successful hi all ulmlli
previous attacks , but this time they we
without effect , and despite all that could I
done the general gradually sank into a co
dltlon of complete unconsciousness , and
10'JO : breathed his last.
When General Philip Henry Sheridan w
made famous by the battle of Windiest
ho was spoken of as having been born i
the ocean. The mention of his name
connection wltli the republican nomlnatli
for president recently raised the question
his eligibility and revived the discussion
his birthplace , but the latter was long sin
located at Somerset , O.
General Sheridan was of Irish parcntag
and was born March 0,1831. He was sent
the national military academy at West Pol
from Ohio and graduated in Itfi : ) . Ho w
assigned to frontier duty , served nearly tv
years in Texas , and from 1855 to the bcgi
iiing of the war was stationed in Orego
He had been u first lieutenant In tlio Four
infantry , a regiment in which General Gra
had served eleven years , and in May , 1SI
was promoted to n captaincy. Before tl
close of the year ho managed to got ea :
going to Missouri. Sheridan had won not !
us a competent young ofllcer and a successf
Indian lighter. General Hallcck , havli
learned of him In connection with the cat
paigning on the Pacific slope , n
pointed him acting quartermaster
the army of southwestern M
Bourl. Here , at the very outset of hist
Inurkiiblo war service , he gave an carnc
of the stuff that was iu him. Gnu
writing of this period in Sheridan's caret
testifies as follows :
"There wus no dlfllculty In getting suppll
forward while Sncrldan served in th
capacity ; but ho got into difficulty with 1
immediate superiors because of his stringc
rules for preventing the use of public trai
lK > rtittioii for private purposes. "
Sheridan asked to bo relieved from furth
service as quartermaster. His request w
granted , and ho was assigned to duty on tl
KtalT of General Hallcck when the latt
took the field in April , 18(52. ( Durii
the advance on Corinth , which' follow *
shortly , n vacancy occurred In t
colonelcy of the Second Michigan cavalt
Governor Blair , of Michigan , telegraph
Hallcck asking him to suggest u professioi
soldier for the vacancy , saying he would c
point a good man to the place without rcfi
en co to his state. Sheridan was named , a
was appointed colonel in May , 1WVJ. Ho w
no conspicuously efficient that when Corln
was reached ho was assigned to command
cavalry brigade in the army of the Miss
slppl. On the first of July his commai
consisting of two small regiments , was i
tacked by u force full three times as larj
but by skillful manoouvering and great bo
nous In attacking ho completely routed t
enemy. This victory won him a commlssl
as brigadier general of volunteers nud ma
him a prominent figure in the army abc
Sheridan was given command of t
Eleventh division of the arr
of the Ohio , and subsequently of a division
the army of the Cumberland. While In t
latter command ho participated iu the oat
f Stone Hlver December 81 , IStt'J. His stv
born resistance saved the army from re
and for his gallant conduct he was madi
tuajor general.
Sheridan remained with the armies of t
west until early in 18(14 ( , rendering dist
Kulshcd service in numerous ongagomcn
and In the operations about Chattonoc
during IbtiU won especial glory for his du
and quick comprehension of the need
thing to bo done. His division was ono of t
two ordered to tlio charge of MUslonr
Kldgo on November 25. The wild burr
With which the union soldiers went 11
action , the . terrllle struggle , the bloc
carnage , the driving of the <
emy from their works , the capti
of the crest of tha hill , the rout of (
rebels , ttieso nro all matters of hlato
Though It was growing dark Sheridan i
not wait for orders but pursued the llyi
enemy and made important captures at
others had ceased lighting. General Gr ;
tcitlllcs :
"To Sheridan's prompt movement the Ar
of the Cumberland and the nation arq
dobted for the bulk of the capture of pris
LTS , artillery and small arms that duj. ]
cept for liin prompt pursuit , so much in t
way would not have been accomplished. "
General Sheridan was called to the Ar
of the Potomac in April , lb)4 ( , and put in c <
inand of the cavalry corps. General Gr.i
then In command of the federal armies , t
noted with admiring approval Shcrida
pre-eminent qualities as a cavalry leader ,
relates the circumstances of Shcrida
transfer to the cast iu tlio following nmnn
"In ono of my early interviews with '
president I expressed my dlssatisfact
With the little that hud been nccompllsl
by tlio cavalry so far In the war , and the
lief that it was capable of accomplish
much more than it bad done if under a th
ough leader. I said I wanted the very li
man in the army for that command. I
leek was present ami spoke up , sayn
'How would Shorldan do } ' I replied : ll
very man 1 want.1 The president sal
coujd have anybody I wanted. Shcrii
was teib raphed for that day and on his
rival was ns ! J"l'd to the command of
cavalry corps wiL'i tuo army of the PC
man. "
Now began that scrleStu cavalry mo
incuts which made Shcridau's a Cjnsmcu
name in he annuls of military tactics' ' '
BUetch of his operations would till u bo
Durlas tbo months of May , Juno nnd J
ho was cmrl'-M'ed to protect the flankb
Grant's army , and to rncounoltro tho-cnen
position iu and about Richmond. While tl
employed lo had eighteen distinct cngti
incuts with tlio enemy , and each of thorn t
cessful. In ono of thcsa memorable ri
Blicridim passed entirely around Leo's an
pierced through the outer defences of It !
inoiid , encountered the enemy's cavalry s
CLtsfully In four engagements , recnptu
four hundred union prliOhcrs , killed nud c
turoei many confederates , destroyed or u
ninny supplies and munitions of war ,
Btroycd miles of railroad and to'.egrr
and freed the federal army fi
tnu annoyance of the onen
cavalry for more than two weeks. Gran
authority for the statement that Sherl
could buvo passed through the Inner deft-i
Of liichmond us well us through the ou
but , having iio support. It would huvc
carrcd needless risk and without coiui
bating result * . . The prospect wan did
iu the rcli'ul capital , with tUo n
nnd telegraph between it nnd Leo cut , hu
llvo days of almost constant rain held th
union army In inaction.
On August 4 , 1JMV4 , Sheridan was put Ii
command of the army of the Shenandoah
Iho rich valley of the Shenandoal
was the principal storehouse fron
which the confederates wore druwin
food for the armies about Hichmonil
It had been a source of much trouble t
Grant to guard that outlet to the north
chiefly bee-atise of Interference from Wash
tngtoii. It seemed to be the policy of Genern
Hallcck and Secretary Stanton to Keep an ,
force Rout there , In pursuit of the cnemj
moving right and loft so as to remain betwee :
the rebels and Washington. They generall
pursued this poiloy until they lost the where
nbouts of the Invading confederates , wh
wcro then left free to supply themselvc
with horses , cattle anil provisions , even froi
Maryland nnd Pennsylvania. Grant dctci
mined to put a slop to these foraging exped
tions and sent Sheridan with ah additlomi
division of cavalry U ) handle the enterprise
Secretary Slantoii had previously objccte
to Sheridan's appointment to this cominan
on account of his youth , and Grant gav
notice that ho was assigning his cavalry ol
liror "for temporary duty whilst the enemy 1
being expelled from the border. " But h
aid to General Ilnlleck :
"I want Sheridan put In command of a
the troops In the Held with Instructions t
put himself south of the enemy and folio ;
him to the death. "
Sheridan hud about thirty thousand mm
8,000 of whom were cavalry. Ho was oj
posed by General Early with a force of aboi
the same sl/c. The Importance of the valte
was so great to the confederates that Le
reinforced Early , but Sheridan's nbillt
overcame the hitter's advantages , amen
which was that of being on Iho defenslvi
The campaign was short but brljjiuut , an
added brighter luster to the fain
of the federal cavalry leade
Ho mot and defeated Early in several actiom
Irovo the confederates from the valley , n
ieved the loyal states of the rebel raid :
and deprived Leo of his main source of sii |
ilies. Grant considered the nchiovemer
mo of supreme Importance , mid congrutt
luted Sheridan ou having won a great vli
The chief had a salute of 100 guns fired i
the enemy around Petersburg in honor e
the successful campaign , and directed othi
commanders throughout the country to pn
similar homage. This victory had a grci
effect upon the elections of that year. Tl
democratic national convention hail declare
Iho war n failure , and there were fears tin
the cry for "peace at any cost" might , wet
the elefeat of the republican party , at least 1
many state elections , but Sheridan's rout <
the rebels was an ctreetivu campaign arg'
In this campaign occurred the battle
Cedar Creek , ana Sheridan's famous ri <
"from Winchester , twenty miles away
Thomas Buchanan Head's poem has famllia
ized every school child with one of its It
portant feature. * , and baa drawn forth i
many accounts of tlio famous tight as
make its gonerul outline's well knowu. Tl
pocmis as follows :
Up from tlio south , at break of day ,
IlrliiKlng to Winchester ircsh dismay ,
Tlio all righted air with a shudder lion1 ,
l.lko a humid In liasto to the chieftain's door ,
The terrible grumble and nimble ami vour.
Telling the battlu wan on ouce mure ,
And Sheridan twenty miles nwiiy.
And wlilcr still thoio billows of war
Thundered uloug tlio horizon's bar ;
And loader yet Into Wlnthufcter rolled
The roar ot that red sea uncontrolled ,
Malting the blood of the listener eold ,
As lie thought of thu stake In that tlcry fray ,
Ami Sherman twenty miles away.
lint tluro Is a road from Winchester town ,
A guod , brouil highway leading down ;
And there , through the Hush of the niornl
A steed , us black as the steeds of night ,
Wn RC < MI to jwss i s with eaKlo ( light ;
AH If he know tha turrlblu neiod ,
He strtitcht'il away \\lih his utmost speed.
Hill rose nnd fell : but his heart was guy ,
With Sheridan fifteen miles awiiy.
Still sprung from those swift hoofs , thuuderl :
hUlltll ,
Tlio dust , like the smoke from the cannot
mouth ,
Or the trail of n comet , sweeping faster ni
fiioter ,
rorcbotllug to traitors the doom of disaster.
The heart of the fcteeil and the heart of t
Were beating like prisoners assaulting tht
Impatient to bo where the battle-Held calls :
livery nerve of the charger was strained to fi
With Sheridan only ten miles away.
Under his spurning feet , the road
LlKo an arrowy Alpine river ( lowed ;
And the landscape niied away behind ,
I.Ike an ocean tlylng before the wind ;
And the steed , l.kd a bark fed with f nrnaco li
Swept on , with his wild eyes full of lire.
Hut. lol ho U nearlui ; his heart's desire-
He li Hiiulllng the smolo : of tlio routing fray.
With Sheridan only llvo miles iay ,
The first that the general sw were the grou
Of struggle.isf. and then the retreating troops.
What * done what to do a ( jluuue tola hi
both :
Then , striking his spurs with n terrible oath ,
Ho dashed ilownthellno 'mldastorm of hnzzr
And the wave of retreat checked Its com
there , because
Tlio RiKht of the master compelled It to pause
With roam and with dust thu black chuiger w
By the flash of his eye , and lib red noatrl
piny ,
Ho hOt'ineil to the whole great army to say ,
" 1 hnvo brought you Sher.dan all the way
From Winchester elowu to save the duy. "
Hurrah , hurrah , for Sheridan 1
Hurrah , hurrah , for horse nud manl
And when their statues are placed on high
Under the ilomo of the un'im Bky
The American Holdter's Temple of Fame
Theiv , 1th the glorious general's name.
He It suld In letters both bold and bright ,
"Here Is the htee l thnt havoil the day
lly inrrylng Sheridan Into the light
From Wmchestsr , twenty miles uwny. "
The rebels did not give ui > tha valley will
out u last desperate struggle. Shoridnn h
been called to Washington. Early had be
reinforced with troops from Hichmond , a
attacked the union army while resting
Cedar Creek , twenty miles south of Wl
Chester. Sheridan had reached the latter
his return trip , and spent the night thei
Ho had hardly got out of to ;
In the morning before ho n
his men coming from the fiont in n pan
and ho also heard heavy firing. Then f
lowed the famous ride , aud the rout turn
into victory.
As n reward for his achievements in tl
campaign Sheridan was inado n brlgad
general in the United States army , and
November following was appointed u ma
general. Sheridan rejoined Grant at C
Point , Va. . on March 2 < t , IStlS , whence
started to strike the llnal blow for the ov
throw of Leo's army. The great caval
oftlccr was ono of the most Important flgu :
in the closing scenes of the war drama. 1
battle of Flvo Forks , won by his prowe
was ono of tbo decisive engagements of t
rebellion. Sheridan then swept down u ]
Petersburg and helped to weave the net bo
drawn about the doomed coufcdcrnt
When Leo fled from Hichmond Shcrid
hung upou his flanks to harross ,
flew from point to point to intercept stores
cut communications. His flying squudi
rendered inestimable service and furnlsli
abundant material for the study nnd admi
tlon of future military tacticians aud strc
gUts. It ended in the surrender at Ap
mattox , of which Sheridan was a witness.
After the war , General Sheridan reman
lZ the regular army. Ho \
asslin.Cd to the command
the mlUviyy Division of the Southw
Juno 3 ISM , and * o that of the Gulf on 1
17th of the samomon.Under : n reorgc
ration of the military arHU ! ho was
ulgncd to the Departmei ! ; of
Gulf August 15. 1SCO. and in H
Ib67 , to the Fifth military
trlqt ( Louisiana and Texas ) . Presldi
Johnson boiiiff displeased witli his admh
tratlon transferred fclm September 12 , It
to Iho Department of the Missouri. On
prcmotlou of General Sherman In Mar
ISO' ) , Sheridan became lieutenant genera
the army , and assumed command of
western and southwestern divisions , w
headquarters at Chicago. Ho succeeded
the camnmnd of the army in February , II
ou the retirement of General Sherman , i
had his headquarters in Washington. G
oral Sheridan went to Europe during
Franco-German war and traveled a gt
deal with the Prubslun army , uiakiuj
thorough study of i < methods.
Torrlflo Fight of a Negro Boy ai
Ic Shoots Two Ofllcers , Captures Ont
ofl'lidr HornoH and Only Surren
ders When Mortally Wounded
Other Sttitc News.
A Snlilo Terror.
HASTINGS. Neb. , August 5. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HER. ! The annals of crlm <
fford few more thrilling Instances of bloody
are-devil resistance to ollleors of the lav
him ono made at Hastings this morning b.1
n colored boy but fifteen years old. The olU
era wore last nljrht notified by telegrapl
rom Holdredgo to apprehend for stealing i
vatch , a young villain said to bo armed am
a hard character. Ho came on the train fron
Oxford , arriving here about 1 o'clock. C. , F
laleomlc and Lacey Clark , special nigh
> olico at the H. it M. depot , saw the bo ;
eave the train , followed him a short dlH
anco flushed a dark lantern upon him am
ieinanded his surrender.
mi : HOV ixsrvNTi.v Finni )
vlth a self-acting Colt's revolver of 3
calibre. Hulcombo returned the shot am
fell , probably mortally wounded. Tin
voung desperado disappeared in the darn
less. Clark armed himself and arousci
Sheriff Bartnss and Chief of Police Cram
ind a search was conducted in every dirct
ion. The boy's tracks leading southeas
owards the country were easily followed
At daylight the otlicars started in pursuit
The trail led to a patch of tall , thlck-growli ! ;
weeds , which was surrounded by tihoril
Jartass and Oflluers Tenant , Mitchell am
Clark. To the repeated calls of the sheri ]
to come out and threats to shont If nc
obeyed no response cu no from the jungle o
weeds. A number of shots were lirol an
still there was no reply. Clark and Mitche
litched their horses and proceeded to e >
jlore on foot , when they suddenly
who was taking a cool , deliberate aim u
Clark. The latter dodged in time to rscup
Lho murderous ball that whizzed past hi
lie.ul. The darkov held his position and ri
inained perfectly quiet while the olllcer.s bet
a retreat. They then renewed the fusilal
till their ammunition was exhausted. The
had tired twenty-two shots and were luldin
two in reserve till a now supply could bo ol
tallied. The cunning negro heard their dt
liberations nnd know the situation. Sui
denly spriugiui , ' from his concealment h
made for Mitchell's horac , unhitched th
animal , mounted and loped uwtiy. The tw
reserved shots were fired without olTeol
Clark followed on his horse , keeping th
black rascal in eight , chasing him throng
grain ami corn holds till near Ayr whe
Tin : nor ACIAIX piunn ,
sending a ball through ono of Clark's flngei
nnd hitting his watch , which prevented mor
serious injury.
Meantime Uartass returned for a fres
horse and ammunition , aud deputised Frc
Stoltinger to go DU the trail. O Ulcers Schl
ling and Mitchell took the train to Ayr mi
raised a force with guns. The boy was sui
rounded nnd n tow more shots cxchnngc <
It Is supposed that his horse wus woundei
for It fell and the young villain was capture
without further resistance. Iio was brougl
to Hastings , whcro the most intense cxciti
merit prevailed , and was taken boforc Hal
combe , where the hitter's dying declaratio
was taken by County Attorney Fanner , a
slsted by Chris Hocnpncr , notary public , I
the presence of Dr. Chapman , the atteneliu
and the boy held over until to-morrow mori
ing for examination before Justice Pierce.
To THE Hun rcorler ] the uoy gave h
name as George Williams anil his homo i
Topeka , where bis grandparents llvo. H
went to Arizona six mouths ago , where I
worked with a railroad gang. Ho rcturnc
from there recently. Ho says ho will I
fifteen next March. His size and looks co
respond with the statement. Ho is nearly
full typo negro. In conversation ho wr
perfectly cool and unconcerned. His flendla
spirit of reckless bravery was remarkable.
While hid in the weeds many balls ( graze
his body , only one taking effect. This pieict
his cheek , and upon probing the wound tli
ball was found lodged near the spinal colum
nt the base of the brain. It la thought it wi
prove fatal. Under the influence of chlo
form the boy
as Ulysses Nelson. His father is a tanner i
Indianapolis , Ind.
Bulcomb lies In a critical condition. Th
ball entered between the ninth mid tent
rib and lodged in his chest. The ugly woun
sucks air at each respiration. Ho la hopofi
and Is now resting quietly , but the chunc'
are against him. Iio is thirty-nine years eli
lias a wife and adopted child , and has a men
berslilp ccrtillcato to the K. P. lodge , (
Eustis , Fla. Ho has resided here nboi
a year and is much rcsjxjotcd. The peep
are amazed at the hideous work done durfu
the defense made by n mere boy. Frcquci
threats were heard of sumnary punlbhmci
by a mob , but the feeling is now more quiet ,
Tills evening it is learned by Tun BCK re ]
resentatlvo that some fears arc ontertalne
of nil effort being made to lynch Nelson , ar
Chief Crane has decided to take the prUonc
away on the St. Joe & Grand Island trail
which leaves in a few moments , and brir
him back la the morning. The move is vet
secret and no doubt will" bo successfully u
Improvements nt Scwnrd ,
SEW.XIID , Neb. , August 4. [ Corrospon
cnce of THU Hun. ] The Improvements
the city are going along nlcoly. The M
soniu toinplo is ready for the brlclclayci
The now building of JoelTishuo Is partly u
Hou. U. S. Norwal's now residence is pi
grossing nicely aud will bo ready for occ
painty this fall. Mayor Barrett has t :
foundation of his new house well und
way.Tlio Electric Light and Power company
arranging for an clectriu power systoi
which will make this a most desirable pla
for manufacturing establishments.
The oatmeal mill company is getting aloi
finely and is erecting n store house 44x1
feet on the Elkhorn track ,
Thu canning factory is doing an Immon
business this year , and there Is a dcmai
for the goods far in advance ot the times.
The Morris look company has recent
built a line outfit for tlio Kansas City po <
ofllco and the manager , II. Morris , is in th
city setting it up. The company has orde
fora Imndsoino ofllco for Atchison. T
Morris Keglcrs locks are meeting with gro
favor wherever Introduced.
Gurfleld County llepuhHciius.
BunwELL , Nob. , August 5 , [ Special Tel
gram to THE BEE. ] The GarQold county i
publican convention was hold yesterday ai
elected delegates to the state senatorial ai
representative conventions , J , W. N"wini
was nominated for county attorney nnd
Mitchell for commissioner of the third d !
trlct. Strong resolutions endorsing Gener
Lccso's action In attempting to secure Ji
find equitable railroad legislation we
adopted and the delegation to the state cc
vcntlo" instructed to support him.
U l > tiilnK's > fcr % v Grand Wan
GnAsu ISIAND , Neb. , AuT-1 * * tbpoc
Telegram to TUB BEK. ] A very so"vro ol
trical storm visited this city last ovenl
dolug considerable damage ) to bulldlni
Lightning struck in some seven orolj
places Iu this city. While the wind bro
numerous shade trees , etc. The box stu
at the fair grounds wcro completely
atroyed , while JghtulnB carried down t
ghts from the elcctrio light tower nt tin
orner of Klmball avenue and Second street
Several telegraph poles \vero struck am
haltered to the ground. Ono was the Inrc
xlo situated in front of the Western Unloi
office which was completely destroyed
About 2:30 : the Grand Island creamery , situ
ntcd one mile east of the , city , was struc !
nd burned. The loss on the building wa
ibout SS.OOO. There was in the buildln
ibout half a million pounds of butter , ai
otally destroyed. The insurance was abou
3,000. The building will bo rebuilt as BOO
us possible.
York County HepiilillcaiiH.
YOIIK , Neb. , Augusts. [ Special Tclcgrnt
o Tun BKK. ] The county republican coi
'cutlon was held herff yesterday , S. A
dyers was made chairman and S. H. Khodc
eerctnry. The following wcro elected deh
gates to the state convention : S. H. Hhodei
S. A. Myers , Leo Martin , J. P. Miller , J. 1
Scnnctt , Leo Love , D. G. Harden , G. V
'ost , Gcorgo Ingalls , C. A. McCloud , ' .T. "N
Sarncs. Hon. Charles H. Keckloy was ri
lomlnatcd fnr senator , Hon. E. A. Gtlbei
ind Captain C. W. Hays were nominated fc
representatives. , Tjl \ Halo for county alto
icy nnd George W. Shreck for sheriff , wei
lominatcd by acclamation. It was resolve
hat it is the sense of this convention that tli
mr > stloii of an amendment to the constitutlo
of Nebraska prohibiting the manufacture an
sale of intoxicating liquors should bo sui
nitted to a popular vote of the people. Tli
lelegates to the state convention go null
structed. They will work for Hon. W. T
Scott for attorney general.
York County Democrats.
YOIIK , Neb. , August 5 [ Special Telegrni
to THE Hi : * : . ] The democratic ) county cot
volition was held hero yesterday. It wa
auie and uninteresting. No county tickc
was solectcd. Delegates were elected to th
state and district conventions. Those to th
district convention wore : John S. Knot
joorgo F. Corcoran , H. C. Sliepanlson , 'J
W. Smith and Th'omas Hanahaii. To tli
state convention. Gcorgo R Corcoran , C
\V" Shldler , T. W. S'nltli , F. L. Whcdon , II
C. Shep.irdson and llvo alternates.
National l-ea no llcRolntfoni.
LINCOLN , Neb. , August fi. The Lincoi
branch of tlio Irish National league of Ame
leu , in session , to-day , adopted rcsolutioi
denouncing the British government for tl
treatment accorded the Into John Mtndevil
while a prisoner , and charging that sue
treatment was the result of a premeditate
| ilot to kill the Irish polilic'al prisoners , coi
ccived nnd planned by Halfour , the Britia
chief secretary for Ireland.
A Cyclone Near Harrison.
IlAiiiu'ox , Neb. , August fi. [ Special Tel
gram to Tin : Bci.l A terrific cycloi
IU430.1 just west ot town this nttornooi
wrecking the house of George Whitney I
the suburbs. Broken boards and timber
wearing material uud household goods we
scattered over : i large territory. The Whl
ney family escaped destrubtion by takh
refuge in an outside cellar.
The Financial Transactions ol' tl
Past Week.
HOSTOX , Mass. , August 5. [ Special Tel
giam to the Bui : . ] The following tali
compiled from dispatches to the Post fro
the managers of the leading cleariug-lious
of the United States , shows the gross e
changes for the week ended August
1883 , with the rate per , pent of increase or il
crease as compared with } the amounts for t ]
corresponding week las t year :
The Prospects Flattering For n Swec
ins ; Hepubllcan Yictors1.
Nr.w YOIIK , August 5. [ Special Telcgn
to THE BKK. ] Assistant secretary of t
treasury , Cbnrlcs Coon , baa Just return
from a western trip' . Ho said to-day thnt
was m a number of manufacturing dlstrli
and conversed with the people about t
political outlook. Ho continued :
"They are much stirred up over the tav
question and alarmed at the frco trade Ule
advanced by the democrats in the Mills b
Every day some pronounced democrat , th
Informed me , cauio out boldly for Harris
because ho was opposed to fi
trade. I never heard of n slni
republican forsaking liU party to train wl
the democrats. I have traveled in tbo we
often , and frequently during president
campaigns , but I never before saw tbo peoj
so interested and determined to vote. IIll
crto they have had no issue that will alfi
them materially as much as the tarilT , ai
they know it Is coiug tq bo a struirglo 1
twccn these who wish to see prosperity a
plenty in America nnd these who wish
pauperize the worklngmim and make 'Jo :
Bull' richer. Factory hands , many
thorn from Europe but now uatur
Ized citizens , are Interested , and infoi
their follow workmen how low wag
are in the old world and what they may e
pect If this country is opened to competiti
with underpaid labor. "
"Did you hear any complaints against t
administration i"
"Yos , and some of thejjlttorest opposltl
to President Cleveland comes from clei :
crats who have stuck by the party for yea
The west is Just as much in favor of prot
tion as the cast , and in my opinion the ros
of the election will bo a surprise to 1
democrats. If the feeling on the tariff qu
tion is as strong as I think it is , I certali
believe that the republicans will carry
doubtful states in the north. "
Ijnlior Parties Consolidate.
CINCIXXA.TI , August 6. At a meeting
the union and united labor parties , held
this city this afternoon , at which 100 lead ]
spirits of both parties were present , a re
lution was adopted and signed by all presi
whereby the united labor party of Ohi <
consolidated with the national union lal
A Strange Fatality.
"JlirjcTrAAajiust 5. Frank H. Chamb
lain dlea tiiis evening- typhoid fever. '
those who partook of the col'.sso alurc
din nor on Juno 27 more than twenty hi
been seriously ill with typhoid fever , Chu
berlalnU the third tttillc. .Qthurs arc U
gorously HU
Gonornl Harrison Has Hla Proparoc
But is Waiting
Itcpiilitlcnn Sentiment Growtni ; In N'cv
' York tntciiHcly Hot \VitstiliiK- -
ton The T.irlff Usuu In North
Carol i mi M
Wultlnir on Others.
WASHINGTON , D. C. , August r .
An Indiana republican who has just ai
rived hero from Indianapolis siivs ho had
talk with Harrison on Friday , an
during the conversation Inquired when th
letter of acceptanceivould bo made public.
"When will Mr. Cleveland's letter bumad
public ! " replied the general , answering th
question like a Yankee.
This gentleman suys further that Goner ! '
Harrison has his letter prepared , and thath
has been awaiting tlio letter of Mr. Clovi
land , and Incidentally the action of the ci
ate committee on llnanco in relation to ill
tariff. A democratic senator who hasrecentl
talked to Mr. Cleveland says the chief executive
utivo would Issue his letter at once if It wer
not for the fact that ho would like to sc
what the republicans arc going to do on tli
tariff question before ho lets go the only 0 ]
portunity to card the public. The Impressio
is that both letters will be before the eountt
insldo a fortnight.
Army olllccra in the city are working f <
the passage of the house bill which is on tl
senate calendar providing for the promotio
of officers who have served twenty year
They expect the measure to be passed bofoi
the tariff bill is taken up. and nro pointing 1
the crowded condition of the line and sla
as evidences of the necessity of immedla' '
action mid say something should be done f <
the army. The naval olltcers are also noln
ing to the necessity of legislation for then
During the past week a number of gradual
from the Annapolis naval accadoaiy were n
quired to resign on account of there hem
no place for them. It fceems that , ovei
branch Is very crowded in both army an
navy just now.
STI'AWS FltOM yr.Vf YOlllC.
A Pennsylvania republican member wl
arrived from New York to-night says tl
Harrison and Morton enthusiasm is growln
rapidly in New York City , and that repu
licans who bet arc olTerimr oven money c
their favorites. Ho says that while ho wi
waiting for the ferry at the Courtland strei
wharf yesterday morning , ho and anothi
gentleman undertook to count the merohan
passing to and fro with Cleveland and Ha
risen badges on the labels of their coats. 1
the expiration of a given time they lliruri
up , and thuro were 195 Harrison buttoi
worn ngahiht ' . ) . " > Cleveland buttons.
The statement made iu those dispatch (
last week to the effect that Speaker Carlls
was called to New York for the purpose i
participating in a consultation over Pro :
dent Cleveland's letter of acceptance , is eo
finned. A limited number of the mo
prominent democrats in the managerial d
part incut of the > partyr discussed thojett
and submitted suggestions to the preside
and then branched out into the tariff que
tion and how it shall llgnro in the approac
ing campaign. They made some bclectiot
of tariff literature to bo published by tl
democratic national committee and ngre <
upon the speech to bo delivered in No
York , New Jersey and Connecticut.
During the past three days the heat
Washington has been the most irkson
known for years. The thermometer h
steadily registered ICO = from the middle <
the lorunoon till Into In the evening , ni
there is not a breath of air stirring to-nigl
President Cleveland was so fatigued wi
the heat that ho did not visit the white hou
yesterday , but conducted his duties out
Oik View , bis country place , where ho d
prived himself of Cillers nnd worked in h
shirt sleeves. Nearly every man connect )
with congress loft the city yesterday ni
went to the sea shore or down the Potom
In search of air. If the heat such as has bm
experienced during the past three da ,
woulu continue for three weeks , It ia bollovi
it would have the effect of driving congre
to close.
A member of the republican national cot
mittco wus iu Washington yesterday on li
way to North Carolina. Ho was accompanii
there by a tarheol republican member of tl
house. The object iu visiting North Car
lina at this time is to hold u consulttitii
with son.o of the prominent republicans wi
n view to ascertaining ! it will 1
wisdom for the national committco to make
Bp.'ckil attempt to carry the state for Hari
son and Morton. To-day I was shown Ictte
from the managers of the farmers allian
of North Carolina which will ho
u cauip meeting and fair at Mount Hoi
during this mouth and it has ma
an appenl to the republican national comm
tee to have tarilT protectionists dellv
speeches on two or three days of the cxhll
tion , Uepresenliitives Gear of Iowa ai
Payson ot Illinois have so far boon select
and other republicans will bo asked to K
A letter from Chairman Quay says that it
evident that North Carolina offers n splond
Hold for the tariff protectionists and that t
republicans should embrace it. AH soon
the members of the national committee su
mit n report on his visit it will bo knov
whether a struggle is to bo made to car
the state for the republican ticket.
Congressmen arc beginning to get d
gusted with tno Sioux in refusing to tn
any action on the question of opening t :
Sioux reservation and several senators w
insisted strenuously upon the submissli
clause in the bill are about ready to pas
bill at the coming session arbitrarily dtvldi
the reservation without reference to t
wishes of the Indians. A friend of Sennt
Dawes said to-day that the chairman of t
senate committee on Indian affairs was ful
prepared now If the Indians do not sign
draw such n bill. Ho fully lulia
what members of the house claim
when the bill was under consideration , th
public policy was beginning to outweigh t
rights of the Indians but thought that go
faith demanded that under the treaty of IE
the Indiana should be given a chance to t
press their wishes. This opportunity h
been given to them ana if they do not IK
avail themselves of it they need expect
more consideration except so far as in equ !
and justice is duo them. There is mu
speculation hero as to the causes of this hi
itation on the part of the Indians nnd it h
been several times insinuated that the 1
dlun agents themselves are largely rcsp <
siblo for it. This is denied , howuvi
nnd hardly seems probable. It h
long been known that the best of fe
ing docs not exist between the India
bureau and the secretary's own Indian ofiii
but it is not believed that any ono in t
Indian bureau would obstruct the work
the commissioners. Commissioner Upshi
favors the measure and he would see tc
that the agents keep their hands cfl ov
though they may bo hostile to thougroemei
It Is believed that Gall , Sitting Hull and tethers t
others are working under the directions of t
Indian Defense association , which Is flghtl
the agreement and that the same dittlcu
will bo found at every agency , the oppoaitl
being led by a few chiefs ,
Arther E. Genius and bis brother , Rlchn
M. Gcnins , of Omaha , are ia Wushlngti
They leave on Wednesday for Now York ,
bo present at the reception of Mr , Hlali
They will visit the seashore resorts a
attend to business in New York and not
turn home till lute In September.
General Crook is at the Ebbltt nnd 8) )
ho comes on privute business.
The PnnlHlinicnt of n French Crlm
Innl For Attempted Murder ,
ICopwWif JSSS l > u J < unti aimtim llcnnctt.l
PA ins , Augsut 5. [ Now York Humid Cable
Special to THE HKI : . ] The frequent rctio-
Itlon of murders In railway carriages during
ho last five years gives peculiar interest to
rial just concluded at Meltin. A year ngi :
he Meltin court imbos sentenced a mat
mined Andre to hard labor for life , foi
ho assassination of n coachman In i
niln on the way to Troycs. Hofott
his the mysterious case of M , Uarrenu
ho prefect murdered In a llraUclass carrliuri
ictir Marsons Laferto had excited the publli
ind now comes this trial of u rufllati namci' '
'archcminoy who , on the ! ld of April last ,
nade a desperate attempt to assassinate M
) ollln , a cattle dealer , In a tram a few mile !
rom Laferto sous Jouarro. About 3 a. m
Collin , who was traveling iu a third class
carriage from Pniitcm to Natancourt , tn hi :
locket had S.IHIO francs , the proceed !
of his day's business. The tiioiiotonoui
notion of the train sent him to sleep
to was blissfully dreaming of tremendous
Kirgalns In sheep and oxen when suddenly
10 was awakened by a ten lilo blow on tin
forehead. Though the blood was stroamlii ) :
lou'n his face hu had strength enough to ge (
ip and engage in deadly struggle with his
issallaut. Parehemlncy , the would-bo mur
lerer , was armed with n heavy poker , bit
lespltethis advantage ho was no match foi
ils victim. Finding ho was likely to get tin
wor.Ht of tha light Parehemlncy opened tin
arriago door , though the train wii1
ushlng along at full speed , am
umpcd out , vanishing In the dark
less. Meanwhile Colin had managc <
to pull the alarm signal , the train wu
stopped and Parchomlney soon arrested by i
ocal gendarme. He wus recognized as :
notorious criminal already condemned fo
two offenses. The jury nt the Meluu com-
of assizes taking the severest view of hi
now crime , refused to give him the bcnellt o
.ho usual extenuating circumstances am
found him guilty alter a short trial and li
was sentenced to death.
Sulijcicts to Ho Considered Ity th
HOUHC nnd Senate * .
WASHINGTON , August 5. The bill for th
admission of Washington Territory holels th
position of unlinishcd business on tlio logls
lative calendar of tbo senate. The tlsherie
treaty In open executive session promises t
absorb the attention of the senate during th
present week. The pending question is th
motion of Senator Morgan to postpone fui
ther consideration until December. N
doubt is entertained that it will bo decide
adversely , after which the treaty will com
formally before the senate , article by article
for amendment.
An effort will bo madoin the house to-moi
row to return to the regular order for th
purpose of having a "suspension day. " 1
assurances are secured that the Pacific rail
road funding bill w ill not bo called up it i
believed that this effort will meet with littl
opposition , and in case of success the bill t
incorporate the Nicaragua Canal coinpan
and several bills for the erection of publi
buildings will probably bo acted upon. Th
deficiency appropriation bill promises to 01
eupy two days more before It is complotoe
Tlio Oklahoma bill will also bo a subject fc
The 1'nrtlciimntH Summoned to A ]
pear in Court August. U.
ST. PAUL , August 5 , [ Special Telcgra :
to Tun Ucn.j Charles Tyler , William Har
Charles Beard , Jay McNamara , Charlc
Schcffor and David Staples were brought u
in the St. Paul muncipal court yesterday fc
participation in the Hass Lake row nnd sun
moncd to appear before the court August !
The last named is a son of Isaac Staples , tli
Stlllwuter millionaire. Hoggs has not bcc
confined since his first giving ball at the tim
in the sum of ? 200. The snmo amount wt
defined as bail for the others. J. A. Fmm
gun ami William L. McGrath , put up tli
bail for Jay McNamnra. David Staples si
cured E. P. Twombly and H. L. Wheat t
sureties , while Charles Scheffor's bondsinc
wcro .lohn P. Schmidt nnd William 1
Hickel. The others , Tyler , Hart and Uearc
were not , abloto furnish bail and were locke
up in the county jail. It is stated that tli
Swede , Johnson , who was stabed In the ml
encounter , seems to bo improving nnd 1m
some chunco of recovery.
It In Rapidly PiiNliInu KB Line to tli
imkotu Tin Dtntricl * .
DnATiwoon , Ink. , Aujn ( t -Snecal | ! Tcli
gram to THK Bcn.l It Is authoritative !
stated that the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missou
Valley railway company has purchased tl
site of the so-called Jones-Loomls tunnc
which Is the only practicable railroad roul
up the White Wood canyon into tlite city. ' .
is expected that u largo force of graders wl
bo put to work at once , nnd that the Elkhor
will bo extended immediately through Dcui
wood up to Lend City and on into the Hal
mountain and Ruby basin district. It is als
reported , and apparently with irooil found ;
lion , that a French syndicate is about to tu
dertnko the erection of mammoth reductk
works on the Hello Fourche , nnd tbat tl
new railroad move Is duo to that , fact.
StcpH Jiclnt ; Tnlcon For Their Kvloi
EVANSVILI.B , Ind. , August 5. Great co :
stcrr.ation is said to have been create
among the Whlto Caps of Crawford , Spoi
cor and Gary counties by the determined a
tion of Governor Gray , who has sent Atto
noy General Michner into that locality to a
in their prosecution. Heretofore these ou
laws have been able to terrify the count
authorities , mid wcro thus allowed to go ui
All Will ltd Kxnlulncd.
RuiNncLirr , N. Y. , August 5. [ Spec !
Telegram to Tim Hii : . " | Levi P. Morton sa
to-night that ho had read the speech of Sc
ator Gor.nan In which ho Is charged with b
ing a director of the Canadian Pacific roa
which , it Is claimed , is carrying Amcrlcr
commerce through subsidies by the Canacllr
government. Mr. Morton said that ho pr
forred to make no statement relative to tl
matter , as the facts in the case would bo dl
closed shortly. It may bo stated as a fa
that Mr. Morton , immediately following h
nomination , resigned his directorship In bo
the Canadian Paciflo and Illinois Centr
roads. Ho was elected director in the form
road about a year ago , but never attended
meeting ,
A Foundered Vessel.
S * FiiAScisco , August 5. Now Zcalai
advices received to-day by the steamer AI
n"ido say that the ship Star of Greece we
ashore near Adelaide Harbor , July 18. (
the twenty-seven persons on the vessel :
wcro drowned excepting the first and till ;
onlcora , four men and four apprentices.
A School ItulldliiK Wrecked.
AXTHONY , Kan. , August B. Last nig
during a thunder storm in this city , t
school building was struck by lighting a
completely destroyed. Lous about $40X (
Partially Insured.
A Ilequelm Fop the Dead.
CINCINNATI , Augusts. All the flra be
were tolling in consequence of the news
General Sheridan's death.
Scores of Tlppocnuoo Clubs Orgnn-
Iziug in the Hawkeye Sttito.
The I're'Hont Cnnipnlcn Awnkonrt In.
Them nn HnthusliiMiii Thnt
AVill Mnke ItsdlflYlt at
the Polls.
lown's Tlppccunoo Clntiq.
Pr.a MOINIIS , Iu. , August R. [ Special to
THK HER. ] The craze m this state just
now Is in the Tlppccaiioo lino. Clubs for
hunting out the old whlgs who voted for
Harrison in 1S40 , and who Intend to vote for
Harrison in ISbS , are springing up by the
score and with great success. The old
voters themselves , many of them Just totter
ing on the grave , are showing more Interest
than they have taken In a campaign In fif
teen jcara. The senior of them all Is
MicahJFrench , 1)7 ) years old , now living In
Nevada , Story county. Ho has hud hu
name enrolled among the veterans and pro
poses to vote for Harrison. In this city
thorn la a nourishing club ot nearly two hun
dred. They hold regular meetings Saturday
afternoons and sing Tippecatioo songs , tell
Tippecanoo stories mid live over again the
days of 1540. They are planning now for a
great rally nt the time of the republican
state convention , when it is proposed to have
a sort of slate convention of old whlgs , with
a grand narado , speeches , &c. , . .to. A great
many log cabins have been built and dedicat
ed to yoniigTippee-unoe , and the enthusiasm
thus awakened , it is believed , will add 5,000 ,
votes to the republican ticket this full.
TUB cm/.i.v : HOMUKiir.
About this time the official orders for the
encampments of the Iowa regiment a of the
National Guard are making their ap
pearance. Camp Crape has been located
at Burlington for August 120 , for the Second
recimcnt , Colonel McManus commanding.
Tlio camp is named in honor of Philip M.
Crape , a private soldier during the war , and
now a prominent citizen of Burlington.
Camp Sweney has been located at Mason
City , August 35 , Colonel Boulln commanding.
ThocWnip is for the Sixth regiment , and la
named in honor of its late commanding offi
cer , Colonel Sweney , who was recently ap
pointed to he inspector general. The Third
regiment will go into camp at Gnnnell ,
Augustli ) , the camp being named Alexander ,
in honor of the adjutant general of the state.
Each of these camps continues llvo days ,
elurlng which the soldiers will bo put through
a careful course of tactics with all the disci
pline of regular army lifo.
AX HihToincnL iiuiuuxa.
Across the street from the present mag
nificent new capital stands n very plain look
ing three story brick building. It has been
unused for the last two or three years , nnd
yet is quite u building , with some very inter
esting traditions and memories associated
with It. This plain , old fashioned looking
building is the old cupltol in which the laws
of Iowa wore made for HOIIIO thirty years.
Since the new capital was built , the stnto has
bad no use for it , and hardly knew what to * $
do with it. It seemed almost lee good u w
building to destroy , but It was neit adapted rte
to modern commercial uses. The last legls- -fy
laturo authorized the state executive council i
to dispose of it as they thought best ; so some
use will probably bo made of it , or it will
come down. There is some talk of opening a
business college in Jt , which might bo handy
at least for the general assembly.
A comparison of reiwrts to the state au
ditor from the different counties shows that
Iowa people are engaging more generally
in fine stock raising than formerly. The
returns show now in this state the following
totals : Cattle , 3,005,107 ; horses , 005,100 ;
swlue , 1,043,090 ; sheep , 344,835 ; mules ,
4li,3iO. : During the past two years there has
been an increase in cattle of nearly 450,000
bead , an increase in horse's of about 75,000 , a
decrease tn swine and sheep.
The long litigation between the rival
street car companies of this city has reached
u conclusion thnt 1ms led the broad guago
company to transform itself Into an elcctrio
railway company. A charter has been ob
tained fiom the city council , rolling stock
has been ordered nnd It Is expected that cars
will bo running by electric motors by Sep
tember 1. The company will take the streets
formerly granted to the broad guugo street
car company and several additional ones
sluco granted.
A Contest For Control of Montana
Atliiernl IjnndN.
HELENA , Mont , August 5. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB DcK.j The bitter fight be
tween the two rival roads , the Hillings ,
Clarke's Fork & Cooke City nnd the Uocky
Forks & Cooke City , to gain control of the
trade of the rich coal fields of the section im
mediately south of Billings , on the line of
the Northern Pacific , Is likely to bo renewed.
The contest between these companies in con
gress has boon of long duration. The Bill-
Ingsrifc Kocky Forks secured the first right of
way and franchise several years ago , and
has done some building , such as grading ,
bridging r.ud laying tics , but financial om-
barnissuinnts compelled them to suspend
operations. Congre'ss afterwards granted
tbo Clarke's Fork a right-of-way , although
it is almost a paralell line. The company
1m1 ; never made any move until the other
day , when it sent out a party of surveyors.
This has aroused the Hocky Forks people ,
nnd the directors are called to meet at
Laurel , the starting point of the road , on
August ! . The coal and mineral mines In the
Cooke City country arc conceded by reliable
experts to bo entitled to rank with the rich
est nnd most promising In the country , and
there will bo a desperate struggle between
thu rival rouds to reach the coveted fields
Now York Car Iirlvcrs Slkc.2.
Nuw YOIIK , August 5. The drivprs , con
ductors and stablemen of the Brooklyn Cross
Town surface roads , to the number of 400 ,
struck to-day because the conductor and
driver of ono of the cars had been discharged
for arriving at the end of their trip four
minutes before time. An attempt was made
to run cars on the lines , but this was given
up at noon , so much Interference was met
with from the strikers , who were all Knights
of Laijor. A half do/on strikers were ar
Tim Crop Itullctln.
WABiuxnroN , August 5. Tlio weather and
crop bulletin for tha week ended Saturday ,
August 4 , says that the weather was warmer
than usual in thu grain regions of the central
valley , the average doily temperature rang
ing from three degrees to six degrees above
tlio normal. The rainfall for the season has
been generally greater than usual in the
upi > er Mississippi valley , northern Dakota ,
wcbtcrn Kansas uud Nebraska.
The Itowcry Flro Victims ,
NKW YOHK , August 5. The coroner has
fixed Tuesday next for the beginning of a
rigid cxarniuacion Into the cause of the
Bowery Srs. Donations for the relief of the
families of thu deceased nnd injured continue
to come In. A movement is on foot to have u
benefit performance for the same puiTS'm In
ono or two theaters. The seven charred re
mains past Identification writ interred to
day at the expense of the Hebrew charity so-
city and the remaining nine bodies at the
morgue wcro lntcrrc-1 by friends.
" " " " "
"neutli Wltlnmt
PAKIS , August 5.-- General Eadcs , an cue-
coimnunUt , while addressing n mooting of
sinkers to-day , droppcel dead