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Mourning at the National Capital
Over Sheridan's Dcmleo.
Soldier Comrades of tlio hate General
1'ny Triliuto to JIln Worth
bcliofleld Ordered to Com-
tiinnd the Army.
Tlio Nation's IJOHD.
NONQCITT , Mass. , August 0. All through
yesterday General Sheridan had been In un-
usunliy good spirits , laughing and chatting
with his brother and members of the
family. The unfavorable symptoms miulo
their appearance so unexpectedly and
were so rapid In development
that the children were aroused barely In time
to take u last look at their dying father.
With the general nt the deathbed wrro Mrs.
Sheridan , Mary Louise , Irene and Philip , the
children ; Colonel Sheridan , his biother , witli
Ms wife , the doctors nnd nurses. Mrs. Shori-
dun and the nurses were on their knees in
prayer ns the spirit departed. Mrs. Col
onel Kellogg , u dear friend of the family ,
arrived Just u moment after the last breath
was drawn. Injections of digitalis , upplica-
lions of mustard plasters and everything
used In such cases were applied , but all
proved unavailing , oven to arouse the general
from the state of unconsciousness into whicb
ho sank soon after the symptoms of recur
ring heart failure occurred , and in which he
remained until ho drew his last breath.
it was this morning arranged that General
Sheridan's remains will bo transferred to
Washington In n special car , to leave Now
Hertford Wednesday , and that the fnnetal
service will bo held in St. Matthews' church
ns soon ns possible thereafter , either Thurs
day or Friday.
The work of embalming the general's body
was begun nt nn early hour this morning.
General Sheridan had repeatedly expressed
n strong dislike to display in funerals" , and in
accordance with his wishes and these of
Mrs. Sheridan tlio ceremonies in Washington
lire to bo us simple IIH possible. The funeral ,
however , will bo u military ono.
It was deemed this afternoon that General
Sheridan's burial shall be in the Arlington
national cemetery. Saturday has been dually
bottled on as the day for the funeral. Tlio
other ntrangcmuiils outlined In earlier dis
patches remain unchanged. There will bo
no funeral service a nt this place.
The followimr pall-bbarors have been
selected by General .Sheridan's family : Gen-
crift Sherman ; Mai shall Field , of Chicago ;
General Hawlry. of the senate ; Speaker Car
lisle ; Vice President Frank Thompson , oi
the Pennsylvania railroad ; General Wcslo.v
'Merrill ' , U. S. A. ; Sccretirios Whitney anil
Endlcott ; General McFarloy ; Joseph
Fullerton , of St. Louis , and George W.
COUIMIIUS , August 0. Governor Forakor
has issued a proclamation in eulogy of General -
oral Sheridan mid requesting as n slight ap
preciation of his public services that the
Hups nn nil the public buildings of the state
bu displayed at half staff until and including
tliu day of the funeral.
LINCOLN , Neb. , August 0. John Fitzger
ald , president of tlio Irish national league ol
America , has sent a telegram to Colone !
Sheridan expressing the sympathy of tin
league for the family of General Sheridan ir
tlio great affliction that bus befallen them
Ho says that the Irish race unites in mourn
ing the loss of the Irish-American here
whoso devotion to Ireland was second to hh
love for America.
How tlio NCWH of Sheridan's Dentl
Was Itcovlvvd Ily HIM I't IciulH.
WASHINGTON , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Br.i : . ! While there is genera
nnd profound regret in Washington at tin
dcatli of General Sheridan the news of hii
demise created but llttlo surprise , as his trui
condition hus boon very well known to mos
people here. But little faith has been pinnei
to the rosy bulletins sent out from Nonquitt
and all along General Shcrldan'o friends ii
Washington have been expecting his dcatl
daily. The funeral nnd the interment will
beyond doubt , tnku place hero. It Is pro
sinned that the remains will b
deposited nt Arlington , ' where so man ;
thousnnd soldiers have been buried.
With General Sheridan died the rank o
general of the army. The president hn
designated General Schollcld , located n
Governor's Island , to take command of tu <
nrniy , but ho will retain the rank of ma'o
Major General Crook , in eommr.nd at Chi
cugo , arrived in the city last night , but hi
has nothing to say regarding the death or th
rhunges which it will make in thu tinny
further than the country at largo , us well n
the boys who 1111 thu ranks of our Httl
army , will mourn the death of their brav
commander sincerely and long.
When General Sohollolu comoa to Wash
Ington'to ' take command of the army It is be
lleved thnt General Howard , now in com
mnnd nt San Francisco , will go to Govern
or's Island. General Crook , It is believed
will ronmln where ho Is , and there umy be i
promotion of General Miles or some othc
brigadier to take the place which will bo v :
cated by General Howard. Congress bn
adjourned for the d ty on which the funor.i
will bo held "and the departments will b
closed and everybody in Washington wi
Join In mourning the nation's loss.
It Is stated at the war department thnt th
detail of General Scholluld to Washington t
take command of the army will bring aboi
no promotions or ehiingo in any of the con
mnnds. Ono of tlio prominent officers sa.i
General Schollold will simply bo detailed t
take command of the army nnd that ho wi
locate in Washington and will , nt the sam
time , retain his command for the eastern d
vision , nnd that his orders will bu sent froi
Washington to Governor's ' Island. Ho t > dd
that tboro will bo no necessity for makln
any change , as General Schotlcld can poi
form his present duties and also those whit
were recently performed by General She
President Cleveland Orders Flags Dli
jilivyi-d at Half .Must.
WASHINGTON , August U. Thu president r
cclvcd his llvst Information of General Shoi
dan's death by a telephone UIOSSIIL-O sent
him at Oak View from the white house I
Colonel Lumont , who arrived there nboi
8)0 : ! ) this morning. The president had d
elded to remain nt Oak View during the da ,
but this uuwsulternd his plnuaand liedecidi
to come Into the city , 1K readirj the wht
liouso about 10 MS anil sent word for the be
rotary of wa > - to meet him there. In tl
meantime the following executive order w\ \
issued ;
gust U. As n murk of respect to the memo :
of General Sheridan , the president dlrcc
that the national flap bo displayed nt ha
mast on all the buildings of the oxccuti'
departments In the city of Washington uui
after his funeral shall have tnken phtoo.
[ Signed.1 DANIHI. S. LAMOXT.
Private Secretary.
Colonel Kellogg , of General blieriilaii
staff , will leave Washington this uftcrnoi
for Nonquitt and will tnUu with him the gc
crul's uulform nnd swonj.
The following telegram was sent this afU
noon :
0,18S3. To General J. M. Schoflold , Go
cnior's Island , New Yprk harbor. Thu fi
lowing dispatch was re.celv.ed { rein Colon
Sheridan tuts morning :
"NoxijuiTT , August U , 1SSS. Secretary
war , Wttsuliurtou , D. C. : U la Airs. She
ilnn's wish that her husband should bo burled
with military Honors and thnt. at the same
time there should bo no display beyond what
pertains to strictly military funeral in proper
respect to his rank. Will you bo kind
enough to authorize such funeral nnd place
matters under the charge of General Scho-
lleld I The funeral will bo in Washington ,
but when and where 1 cannot yet sny. Per
haps it would bo well for General Schollold
to como hero. M. V. SHIIIII : VN. "
I leave It to your discretion whether to go
to Nonquitt ns requested. You tire hereby
directed to make the necessary arrangements
In regard to the funeral , Including thu fu
neral train to bear the body to Washington.
Bv request of Mrs. Sheridan her
hunband will bo burled with military honors ,
with no display beyond what pertains to
strictly military funerals In proper respect
to his rank. This request will bo strictly
complied with , and thu escort will conform
to regulation ft'll funeral escort to general-
in-chief and you will Issue orders for such
troops to assemble as may bo necessary to
complete this escort. You will detail the
neccssiry guards and bearers to go to Non-
quitt and accompany the remains to Wash
ington. Plcasn ascertain from Mrs. Sheri
dan whom she winhcs to ho designated In
orders us pallbearers. Please Inform mo
from time to time in rcg.ird to thu arrange
ments , nlnco of burial nnd dnv of funeral ,
not yet decided. WILLIAM C. ESDICOTT ,
Secretary of Wnr.
The funeral escort , under regulation ( Vl ) ,
consists of n regiment of infantry , battalion
of ravalry nnd two light batteries.
NEW HIIUNSWICK , August I ! . The eleventh
national convention of tlio St. Patrick's Alli
ance of America met here to-duy. Hesolu-
lions of respect for the memory of General
Sherldnn were passed and a telegram of con
dolence was sent Mrs. Shoridon.3
Ijlttlo Phil Was HIM Beau Ideal of the
True Soldier.
NEW YOIIK , August fl. General Sherman
has been so anxious during the entire illness
of General Sheridan that ho bus taken special
pains to keep himself informed. When in
formed by u reporter that his old friend and
comrade was dead , General Sherman was
visibly affected , despite the fact lhat he had
expected the sad Intelligence , and was to
some extent prepared for it. Ho said : "Tlio
people of this country have lost n gallant
and great soldier. To me , Sheridan has
always been the beau ideal of the true sol
dier anu really great commander. Ho is ono
of the few American ofllcers who attained a
high and responsible rank throuuh his natural
force nf character and his military genius.
He was u marked man even at West Point ,
for ho displayed at that , early stage in his
military life the same sterling qualities
which subsequently made him n prominent
character In our national history. "
WASHINGTON , August ( I. General Uoso-
crans said thut ho learned of General Sheri
dan's death with profound sorrow and re-
grot. "When I took command of thu small
army of the Mississippi , " he said. "Sheridan
was colonel of a Michigan regiment in that
army. 1 knew him well and watched bin
career closely. Ho was a hard lighter , stub
born and unyiuldlnir. At Boonuvillo ho won
his first star and at Stone Itivcr another , and
so on , und every success that has como to
him lias been earned. With all his stub
bornness und dash he was prudent , cautious ,
n good provider for his army , and was al
ways careful to know the topography of the
country in which ho was operating , and then
ho was prompt to take his troops into action
under heavy firing. You know , " ho re
marked , "thnt there arc many men who flc
unpleasant things , even though u duty , hesi
tatingly. They wait , and consider , ami
doubt. Sheridan , on the instant , went
straight for the mark , with no delays nud no
doubts. "
Secretary Fnlrchild said th'it ho had be
come acquainted with General Sheridan
slnco his arrival In Washington and hail
taken a great liking to him from the first.
He was not competent , hu said , to speak ol
his services ns a soldier , but ho knew him tc
bo a good and great man.
In response to a request for nn expression
of opinion in regard to General Sheridan ,
Secretary Bayard instructed his private secretary
rotary to suy for him that lie heartily con
curred all that the president had bald in hii
message to congress in regard to the services
of General Sheridan.
Secretary Wtiltney , upon hearing of tin
general's death , sent tlio following telograic
to Colonel Sheridan :
"I must express to you my great persona
regret unit sorrow nnd that of the whole
naval service nt the death of General Slier
idnn. It is the desire of this department ti
participate In all ceremonies which may taki
place in recognition of his great service. Tin
president directs mo to place at your servici
un escort of naval vessels if your plnm
should contemplate returning by water. "
Postmaster General Dickinson said : "H <
was a great general , and had the simplicity
of manner which always accompanies trui
greatness. "
Colonel Henry W. Muldrow , first assistant
secretary of the interior , said : "Genera
Sheridan's reputation as a gallant soldiei
and an able commander Is not confined to thli
country , but among the military men all ovei
tlio world ho was esteemed as among tin
most notable strategists and obstlnati
lighters of the century. By the southcn
army 1m was regarded as an enemy wuoji
movements , whether in attack or retreat
were always suggestive of danger. While
considered from a southern standpoint , man ;
of his great achievements are credited will
different results from tnoso claimed for hln
by his compatriots in the war. I do not thin !
there is any difference between the estimate
of his skill , ability , gallantry nnd genera
soldierly ( anilities held by the soldiers hi
commanded and those ho confronted. "
Senator Plumb said : " 1 always think o
Sheridan lit connection with one eonversatioi
1 had with him. 'General , ' I salu , ' .you wen
west before you came east. What was you
opinion of thu army of the Potomac ! ' 'Oh
the army of the Potonvio was all right , ' sail
Sheridan. 'The trouble is thnt the com
nmnders never went out to lick anybody , bu
always thought llrot to keep from gcttln ,
licked.1 Sheridan referred to the time who
lie got nn order to cross the Kappahanoc
and cngitsu Stuart. 'I kntiw 1 could whl
liim , ' said Sheridan , 'If I could only get hii
where ho could not fall back on Lee's h :
fantry. So I thought the matter over , am
to draw him on , started straight for Kiel
mond.Vo movail fust ami Stuart dogged u
our heels. Wo kept ou the second Hi
straight for Klehmond , nnd thu no
morning found Stuart Iu front of us Jus
where wo wanted him. Ho hud mnrclic
all night and got around us. Then I smashc
his command , and broke up his division :
regiments nnd brigades , Tno poor fulloi
himself waa killed there. Uight there , HUIII
tor , I resisted the greatest temptation of m
life. There lay Richmond bufoio us * an
thuro was nuthing to keep us from going Ii
It would have cost 600 or IKK ) lives , nnd
could not have held the place , of course. Bi
1 know the moment It wa.s learned in tl :
north thut a union nrtny was in Ulchinon
that every boll would ring nnd 1 should hu\
been the hero of the hour. ' That , " saidSeni
tor Plumb , "exhibits tlio man to iho cor
mnntler. Ho fought fur results and not fid <
" ' "
id glory.
Congress Ofllumlly .Notified.
WASHINGTON , August 0. The preside )
sent tUQ following message to congress at :
o'clock : "U bf comes my painful duty to a
nouncu to congress nnd to the people of tl
j- United States Iho death of Philip II. Shei
jts dan , general of Iho army , which occurred
ts n late hour last night at hlo summer homo
u Massachusetts.
11 The death of this valiant soldier at
patriotic son of the republic , though his lot
illness has been regarded with anxiety , h ;
, nevertheless shocked the country and causi
m universal grief , He has established for hit
tiself a stronghold In tin ; hearts of his fcllo
countrymen who noon caught the true uica
ing and purpose of his soldierly devotion ai
hurolo temper. His intrepid courage , Ii
at steadfast patriotism ana the generosity
vhis nature , Inspired with peculiar warm
iitho love of the people. Above his gnu
el affection for Iho man and pride in h
achievements will struggle for the master
of nud too much honor cannot bo accorded
rlbnu who-has so richly endowed with all"t !
qualities which make his death n national
loss. "
Hcliofleld to AMSIIIIIC Command.
WASHINGTON , August 0. The secretary of
war will Issue a general order to the army
this afternoon announcing Sheridan's dcatli
and directing thnt flags nt nil military posts
bo placed at half-must. The president has
directed that Major General Scholleld , com
manding tlio division of the Atlantic , bo or
dered to Washington ntoiico to assume com
mand , and a telegram to that effect was sent
to him by Acting Adjutant General Keltou
this afternoon ,
Clnvclaml'H Mcssnuo or Condolence.
WASHINGTON , August (5. ( The president
was Informed of the dnath of General Sheri
dan this morning , niid'iinmedlntcly sent the
following dispatch to Mrs. Sherldnn nt Non
quitt : "Willie the nation mourns its loss
and shares your sorrow , let mo express to you
my personal grief und sincere , condolence. "
FliiKf ) nt Half AI.-tHt.
WASHINGTON , August 0. The lings on the
public buildings , hotels und many business
houses arc nt half mast out of respect to the
memory of Sheridan.
A Decision of Grunt Importance Ren
dered In the Federal Com t.
KANSIS CITV , August C. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim Bnn. ] Judge Phillips , In the
United States circuit court , to-day rendered
it decision which will bo of the greatest Im
portance to property owners , as It establishes
tne law on the question under what circum
stances a man can convey his property to his
wife direct , so that the transfer will be valid
as against judgment creditors. The case was
that of Zipplo Smith against James H. Slber-
linir nnd others.
On December 15 , 1SSO , Jacob Smith deeded
a largo tract of land in St. Joseph , Mo. , to
his wife , Xipplo Smith , on the condition that
she relinquish her right of dower in lands in
( Julney , 111. , owned by him , so that ho could
realize upon them for the purpose ofraising
sufficient funds to open a packing house
in Atchison , Kan. In 1880 the flrui of
Slberllng , Millei & Co. obtained judg
ment in this court against Smith. Under
executions issued on this judgment the laud
owned by Ml s. Klpplo Smith , In St. Joicnh ,
was levied upon. Mrs. Smith applied for an
injunction , a hearing on which was had two
weeks ago. Mrs. Smith asked that the levy
be stayed and that the legal title in and to
said lands bo vested in her , as she is already
the owner of the equitable interests ns
against her husband and his creditors. Judge
Phillips' decision is , in substance , as follows :
"Tho deed in question being from husband
to wife , directly without the interposition of
a third partv , was ineffectual to pass the
local title. Such n deed and contract , however -
over , does pass tlio equitable title which n
court of equity will respect and protect , and
it is within the province of this court to
transmute this equitable into a legal title. A
husband may convey his property to his wife
as a , gift , and the obligation of love and
affection springing | from the marital rela
tion is n sufllcicnt consideration to support
it against him und even against subsequent
creditors when miulo in good faith. The
complainant contends that she got possession
of the lands by the rclinqulslimeiit of her
dower in other lands. The law is well set
tled thnt such relinquishment by the wife
constitutes n uitlld and good consideration for
the conveyance by the husband to her of
other property , mid enables her to maintain
the attitude of nny other purchaser. TJioro
is also high authoiity holding that while
such a deed ns the ono mentioned is void nt
law it is good in equity , and a ootutof equity
will effectuate the manifest purrow of tlio
parties , as the law presumes it was the in
tention to convey an estate for separate use
of the wife. "
Tlio result is that the decree will go for
Work on the New Road Up Plko'H
1'cnk Ordered Stopped.
COLOUADO Sl'UINGS , Colo. , August 0.
[ Special Telegram to Tun Br.B.J Signal
Officer Sherwood , on the top of Pike's peak ,
received orders to-day from the government
to stop the construction of the Cascade car
riage and toll road across the government
reservation. The notice was served on the
contractors Monday afternoon , which stops
the road within three miles of the peak's
summit. It is reported that the signal station
on this mountain will bo discoiitincd next
October , and therefore the road would bo ol
no benefit to the government , and would bo u
needless expenditure. The bill appropriating
$10.000 to construct the road across the rcser
vatlon passed the house n few days ago , bul
the orders received hero upon the heels of its
passage betokens its defeat in the senate. II
is alleged that there is n job somewhere , ami
that 810,000 would bo sufllcicnt to construct
the road tbo entire distance of sixteen miles ,
Plattcrlnic ProspcciH lAir nn Abundant
HnrvcHt in Illinois.
CHICAGO , August 0. The crop correspondent
ont of the Illinois agricultural department
made a report to the secretary of state
August 4 , In which ho says that the conditloi
of the corn crop has seldom been more prom
ising at corresponding dates in previous
years than at this season. There nro , however
over , some localities in which the corn Inu
needed moro ruin , as well as sections ii
which the crop has been seriously damagei
by chinch bugs. In a few cantral countiei
the yield per acre of winter wheat fs roportoi
better than tlio average. In some exceptions
cases over thirty bushels per ucro have beet
threshed. The yield of this crop throughoul
the state will bo less than un average pc :
acre , and the quality is not as good as usual
Destructive Storm In
ST. Louis , August 0. A disastrous stern
visited Central Missouri this morning. Grea
damage to crops was entailed aud losses oi
town property tire heavy. In the vicinity o
Glasgow it is estimated that crops are In
lured 50 per cent , while the damage to dwell
ings and business houses will exceed $ T 0,00 ( ]
At Slater the Baptist church nnd two busl
ness iiOtiSt1 ; V1' " < l inllahcd. In Salim
county the dnmngo will reach WOO.OOO. men
was general wreokugo nt Stanberry am
crops nro undly Injured. In Pettis count'
corn fields suft'erod most , growing grnii
being laid flat. The loss at Norbourno am
vicinity will reach $100,000. In Sholb
county crops nro badly dnmngcd.
The Iowa Central' * Statement.
CHICAGO , August 0. E. L. Dudley , rt
viewer of the Centgil Iowa railway , re
ported to the federal court to-day his re
ceipts and expenditures for March , Apr :
and Maylast as follows : Total earnings fo
March , § 124/11.84 ; net earnings , $ > 3fi'J5.C !
For April the total earnings were f 103, '
and the expenses cxeecd the earnings b
? 0,77l4i ! . For May the lotal earnings wer
$104,010.17 , and the nut earnings wer
> t
" A Conference of Power * .
l" CoNiTANri..oi'LH , August 0. The Turkls
10 ambassador at Berlin has notified the port
' * that negotiations between Germany , Austrl
lt nnd Italy on the Bulgarian question wi
n soon bu begun ; also that the oomlnir incciin
between DuGiors , the Russian minister c
foreign affairs , und Princ . Bismarck wi
lend to the holding of a congress at .llerlli
the deliberations of which will bo confine
exclusively to the Bulgarian dlftlculty.
Dillon'rt Conviction Confirmed.
DUIII.IN , August 0. The court here lui
confirmed tlio conviction of John Dillon an
1ms refused an application for a writ i
habeas corpus fur his release from pcUon.
The Iinltau KViipilonH.
ItnMC , Augustil. Thoeruntlon of the vo
cauo continues. It is difficult to relieve tl :
I sufferers ! A largo estate belonging to a
10 English company has' been destroyed.
Sheridan's Physicians Censured For
Concealing His Real Condition.
Ho Is Much Pleased With Chicago
The Advantnces of Bmall Military
Posts Onmhn'B liulldliiK
Dishonest Htillctlnfl.
WASHINGTON. D. C. , August 0. !
There are severe criticisms being passed
upon the bulletin system which kcpttho pub
ic misinformed of General Sheridan's condl-
lon while ho was in Washington and after
10 was removed to Nonqiiltt. It seems that
ho fatal Illness of many prominent men
during the pnst few years have had tlio of-
'ect of developing n trcgulnr and uniform
system of fabrication in the bulletin business ,
jcnerul Sheridan's true condition has been
unrepresented almost continually since the
day ho arrived hcro'f rom Chicago on tbo 12th
of last May. From the very outset the decors -
ors must have known , which they now
'rankly acknowledge , that General Sheri
dan's illness would of necessity prove fatal.
Ho bad hobnail liver orclrrhosis of the liver ,
i complication of heart troubles , hemorrhage
of the bowels and lungs nnd
general break down of his con
stitution. As long ago ns three
r'cars the general's family physicians ndvised
ilm to go on the retired list nnd tnko life
easy. They told him thnt unless ho gave up
his ofllcinl duties and censed to take an active
[ inrt in social life und took care of himself he
would live but a very short time. Yet the
most rosy accounts as to his condition were
mt forth In bulletins thrco or four times a
day. And even after he had passed three or
'our crises which brought him us near to
ileath's door ns ono could come and not enter ,
md while ho yet remained in a condition of
the most critical character , statements were
jlvcn to the public to the effect that ho was
improving and restinir quietly.
It has been stated from time to time in
thcsc-dispatchcs that General Sheridan's
condition was of a hopeless character and
that it was altogether outof the question for
liim to over recover sutllclcntly to resume his
onlcinl duties and in the.fuco of this fact mis
representations have been promulgated in
an ofllclal manner.
Army men and intimate friends who hnvo
been broil ght into close contact with General
Sheridan during the past four or live years
say that ho has simply yielded to the InsI-
didus attacks of luxury and ease ; that with
the simple fare of n soldier nnd the exposure
und excitement of outdoor llto broken b.v un
occasional campaign. Hia health would have
continued perfect ; but thnt when the denth
of Grant and the retirement of Sherman
brought him to Wnshlmrton with its attract
ions and allurements , it brought him
nlso to his grave. Then Shcridnn
spent nearly all his evenings , when notciosc-
ly engaged with his official duties , in tlio
company of his friends lot his home or the
homo of u companion , When not attending u
dinner or a banquet. His hfo was therefore ,
one of luxury , and it wore upon his entire
General Sheridan was fond of a good din
ner , but was never a heavy cater , even in the
held. His mess was always amply provided
It was duo to provident euro , and not in tlio
least to greed. Ho was an e-xeollent pro
vider , a most skillful forager and always
watchful of the needs und requirements of
bis men. This made htm n strong com
mander , but were him out in the national
Washington Is In deep mourning. Although
General Sncridan's death has daily been ex
pected for moro than two months D.V the people
plo of Washington who knew much about his
true condition , when the sad news finally
came the shock was none the less on account
of the knowledge that he could not live long.
On all the public buildings flags arc at half
mast. The proceedings in congress to-day ,
as well as the action at the White house ,
showed the high esteem in which the general
was held. His funeral will bo one of the
most largely attended of any that has over
been held in Washington , notwithstanding
the fact that Mrs. Sheridan lias requested
the war department to have as litllo display
and pomp as possible , and to confine the
funeral to the strict rules governing such oo-
caslons in tlio army. Orders have been Is
sued by the commanders of the local militia ,
and there will DO besides the militia at Wash
ington nnd the surrounding cities , a largo at
tendance of the G. A. 11 , . the Loyal Legion
und other veteran military organizations.
Congress will adjourn on the day of the
funeral and thu executive departments will
be closed.
Major General George Crook , who arrived
here yesterday , left this morning for Oak
land , Md. , where his family has been located
for some weeks. Ho will rest for some little -
tlo time. General Crook has not visited
Washington since 1831 , and linding Chicago
o > , codingly hot he started for Oakland and
Deer Park , stopping hero merely to pay his
respects to the president , and secretary of
war , whom ho had never met. Ho hpont
some time with both olncials to-day.
Hegarding the increase and decrease oi
posts In the division which hue been to some
extent discussed rind considered , General
Crooks said : " 1 hardly think wo can dis
pense with any of thu timnller posts ns yet ,
Wo have by no means a guarantee of safety
from Indian outbreaks , though I doubt if we
ever have another serious one. You musl
bear in mind that the possibilities of such out
breaks are far greater to-day than they have
o ever been uotoro , by reason of the greatly
Increased population. These reservations all
surrounded on all sides to-day with towns
and settlers and they are all comparatively
helpless agulnst such an enemy. Thu In
dians can ultluC " " ! ! ttn small parties and
slaughter thousands of people before wore
could be gotten to the troops nnd even then
soldiers could bu of little service. The
usual Influence of bodies of troops in close
vicinage upon the Indians uiufet not bo un
dorestimatod. Yet 1 am heartily in uceorc :
with our plans for the Increase of the hirgci
posts and the concentration of troops. Will
the railroad and the telegraph the govern
inent of nn army Isn't what it used to be um :
this fact warrants this concentration. Foi
Instance , our best policy ia to Increase posts
llko the ones In Nebraska , at Highwood ,
Chicago nnd Fort Snolllng , Minn. , to large
posts , and this I thinic will be dona if tin
funds can bo secured. From thcso points
troops can bo thrown in a few houis inu
almost any portion of the Missouri valley
Such n policy Is. I think , considered the
Wisest by all the oftlcla'.s. "
General Crook said thut ho did not thlnl
there would bo any further trouble from tin
Apaches on the San Carlos reservation
These Indians , whom ho considers by fur tin
most Intelligent and mentally active of nni
of the tribes , are not , as is generally sup
| > oscd , naturally bloodthirsty. Their hostil
ity is merely duo to excessive indulgence ii
corn whisky , which they manufacture them
"I am much pleased with my new locntloi
at Chicago , " ho said , "for I think the locatloi
exceedingly healttiv , anU I am something of i
sufferer from malarial dllllculllcs. I nm cu
g-aged , of course , at present In studying u ]
my division , which embraces the Departments
monts of the Platte , Dtkota and Missouri.
Presnmo I shall stay there. I Know nothlni
to tbo contrary at present. It was mtlmatci
that General Howard desired a transfer frou
the division of the Pacific to that of th
Missouri , but I have tint heard that ha ha
asked for it. Ho wrote me n short , time ago
< i but mnitu no mention of such > n < i"-- < > "
' i TIU : siofx .
. 1 General Crovkvlio refused to serve upo
the Sioux commission , snys thnt the result of
that mission In somewhat doubtful , although
ho believes the Indians will yet give their
consent. Llko Gcnurnl Sheridan , ho believes
that the lands arc worth much moro than the
50 cents per acre allowed by the act , and
thinks a greater price should bo allowed
them ,
"I do not believe , " said ho , "that the
Indian title to this laud should have been
allowed In the first place , for 1 don't believe
they had any more title to It than the
bultnlo , but having once recognized their al
leged right , let ns trent them fairly. They
know nil the value of this land as well ns wo
do mid In my opinion this Is what Is causing
the delay In the negotiation , nnd the feeling
that the Indians have , that they are not
getting what they ought to have. Then they
are naturally suspicious and It is hard work
to gain their confidence. Very few people
over do gain nn Indian's ' honest confidence.
He will give an nppzaranco of It , but Is
tlways moro or less suspicious. "
OMAHA I'UIIUU 111)11llINd ) HIM , .
No action was taken In the house or by the
new conference committee on the Omaha
inbllo building bill to-day. The house was
n session but n ahoit time when it nd-
ourncd out nf respect to the memory of
General Sheridan. It was intended thnt the
conference report en the Milwaukee bill
ihould bo taken into consideration and it
.vould undoubtedly luivo been called up
nul the house remained in session all
tftcmoon and Dockery , who inndo a
[ notion to reconsider the vote by which
Lhc conference report on the Omaha bill was
rejected , would have moved to withdraw his
motiotnniul permitted the conference com
mittee to act. It is believed that the confer-
unco will , as indicated In a Bni : dispatch hist
week , agree to appropriate S-iO' ' tOOto begin
' , hc construction of thu building and limit
ho entire cost of site and building to $ l)0- ( )
XX ) . Great interest is manifested by the Ne
braska delegation In the action which the
house will take on the Milwaukee and Kan
sas City bills , which were referred to the
same conference committee us the Omaha
bill , and which will bu reported to appro-
iriatu the same amount as the Nebraska
John C. Parish , of Cedar H-iplds , la. , was
; o-dny admitted to practice before the interior
The controller of currency has nuthorbcil
the orgnnl/ntlon of the Arlington National
bank at Arlington , In. , capital &iflXX ) , Nathan
A. Cornish , president , and HarvyC. Condon ,
cashier. Pciiuv S. HGATH.
Army Onion * .
WASHINGTON , August 0. [ Special Tele-
ram to Tim HUE. | So much of the sentence
of n general court martial ( May 24 , IbST ,
Department of the Platte ) ns hhall remain
unexecuted October 1 , 1SSS , is remitted in
the case of William Clark , late sergeant ,
! ompnny G. Tenth infantry , now in the
Leaven worth military prison. The unexecuted
loition of the sentence imposed by n general
court martial ( July 2-1 , 1SS.1 , Department of
the Platte ) is rcmilcd in the case of George
Miller , late private Light Hnttery D , Fifth
Private James Kcarns , Company I , Twen
ty-first Infantry , now with his company , is
discharged from the service of tlio United
Major Adnn H. ChofTee , Ninth cavalry
( promoted from cautain Sixth cavalry ) will
report by telegraph to the commanding gen
eral Department of the Pintle for assign
ment to a post and will Join the station to
which he may be assigned.
Leave of absence is granted Captain Fred
erick AV. Thcbaut , Sixth Infantry , for ono
The extension of leave of absence on
surgeons certificate of disability is granted
Second Lieutenant Fiedcrick V. Krup.
Eighth infantry , June ] ' . , is further extended
two months on surgeon's certificate of disa
Corporal Edward N. Mcekins , signal corns ,
on duty at North Platte , Is discharged the
bcrvlro of the United States.
The chief signal olllcer. John Probst , late
private band Seventh infantry at Minncapo-
lis , , is. granted admission to the soldiers'
home , District of Columbia. Ills expenses
of transportation will bo paid.
So much of the sentence of n general
court martial , January 8 , Ib37 , ns shall re
main unexecuted October 1 , is remitted in
the case of Thomas Newman , late private
Company T , Second infantry , now at Alcn-
tnu Island. 'California , and ho shall bo re
leased on that date.
Nchrnska and Iowa I'onsions.
WASHINGTON , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Pensions granted Nebraskans -
braskans : Increase Wilson Dart , York.
Widows' arrears Ann E. , widow of O. E ,
Miller , Stuart ; Jcnnio T. , widow of Andrew
V. Vaught , Lincoln ; Alice J. Kclso , former
widow of James E. Gilmore , Blanche.
Pensions for lowans : Increase Charles
F. Adams , Council Bluffs ; Josiah R. Dun-
bar , Sprlngville ; Willis W. Vandorcn , Mt.
Pleasant ; Sylvanus H. Carlen , Floris ; Willis -
lis Mobloy. Maeksburg ; Barney C. llahn ,
Marion ; James H. Wing , M.ilvern. lie
issue William H. Pillabury. Osknloosa ,
Widows' arrears Lucy P. , widow of John
S. Dunbar , Agency ; Nnnnle , widow ol
Tnomas S. Dougherty , Washington ; Ilosnn-
nu , widow of James W. Slbolo , Centervlllo ;
Anna , widow of William Grccr/.vood , Davoiv
Dort ; Dlantha , widow of George'lv. Edwards ,
Toledo ; Mary J. , widow of Jonathan Small
Plaiutleld ; Cora , ex-widow of Joseph H
Theme , Dubuquc ; Ada J. , widow of Chili In ;
G. Hayes , DCS Molnes ; MnryJ. , widow o :
William 1U. Duncan , Leslie ; Hettie , widow
of Enoch Croy , Exirn ; Amanda , widow o :
Philander C. Shefueld , What Cheer ; Stunn
widow of John C. Kellison , Polk City ; Mnrj
J. , widow of Alvan B. Ileoves , Murcngo
Martha , widow of Henry Lilndcrinun , Havre
Ann , widow of James Campbell , Agency.
Tlio English MarkotB.
LONDON , August 0. The Mnnc Luno Ex
press snys : August , opened with disaster ti
the agricultural interests of the whole coun
ry. Uain falls hnvo been unprccedcntedl ;
heavy and the damage done to wheat crop
is irreparable. The values of English whoa
have risen 1 shilling per cental since Frldaj
in the London market , and 2 ponce per ronta
in the Liverpool market. Country flour I1
quoted at 2'i shillings par sack. Forelgi
wheat has stiffened nt Liverpool nnd valuei
nro 1 pence per cental higher. Corn is steady
Oats ilTrl 1'iirJoy are in fair demand at un
changed prices.
Tlio Iiituvnatlonnl Association.
CHICAGO , August 0. The International as
socintlon , which has Just risen from tin
ashes of the Texas Trafllc association , can
vened hero to-day to complete the work com
uicnccd at Now York. Thu combination em
braces the western roods west of the Missis
sippi river , and the head oftlca is to bo a
Denver. Tlio work before the association n
Us session Is n revision of rates to conforu
with the western transportation , which Inn
been adopted In lieu nf the Texas classifies
lion. A committed of 11 vo was appointed t <
take up thU mutter.
A Preacher filceiln to Death.
PiEitui : , Dak. , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] Ilov. J. W. Hnnporil
Indian teacher and missionary at St. Steph
ens mission , who was noted as the ono wh
married Chaska and Miss Fellows , wr.
thrown from a moyiiig machine , cutting o
his right hand. He bled to death buforo a !
at Knirilelil.
FAIIIPIKUI , Neb. , August 0. [ Special To :
cgram toTiiB BEE. ] The grocery stock t
T. J. Loomls was burglari/ed last night. Th
tlilof got In through thu transom and took ? ?
in cash. Ho did nut disturb the goods. Ther
Is no clue to tUo thief.
Postal Changes.
. WASHINGTON , August 0. [ Special Teh
gram to TUB BEE.J A postpflhio was csfal
Usbed to-day nt Itiggs , Sheridan count :
with Stephen M. Prouty as postmaster.
Tlio Rxnnilnntloii of tin ; Ilallrond
Coin nils loners Renamed.
DBS MOINI-S In. , August 0. Tlio cxiimlnn-
tlon of the railroad commissioners by at
torneys for Iowa roads wits resumed this
afternoon. Commissioner Campbell WAS
cross-examined by Judge Nourso , counsel for
the commissioners , mill produced from re
ports the totnl earning- * , dividends mill sur
plus of the Hock Island road. Judge With-
row then questioned the witness us to the
clnlui which people along the rend could hnvo
ujwn the property of tlio road from having nt
some time granted land to it. Commissioner
Campbell had cltod the cnso of the people at
Newton having given the Hock Island land
"or u depot years ago , but ho admitted , on
olleetlon , that when given the land was
vorth abooul $ ! an acre , and all property ad-
acentto it had greatly Increased in value by
, ho building of the rond.Sponklnijof what wns
it fair return fir the money invested , Mr.
ampbell WHS nsKcil how much per cent
.loney lenders received who loaned on good
nortg.ifjus to fanners. "About 10 per cent. "
m replied. "Don't you think then , " said
iVithrow , "that the men who have invested
heir money in rnlltoids that hnvo made
hu-io farms valuable ought to got at least 0
r per cent return I" Mr. Campbell sug
gested that the farmers on an average did
not make much moro tlian ! ! per cent on their
nvestmcnt. "Well , " said .Itulgo Wltlirow ,
'average the earnings of all the ro.xds In
: owa and hnw iniicli have you I" "No over 4
icr cent , " was the reply. The examination
ivas postponed until to-morrow morning.
Its Sorrow.
Iowa Expresses 4
Diss MOINBM , Iu , , August 0. [ Special Tele
ram to THE Bur. . ] Governor Lnrrabeo
sent the following message to Mrs. Sheridan
to-day :
Di'.s MOINUS , la. , August 0. Mrs. P. H.
Sheridan , Nonquitt , Mass. : On behalf of
the people of the state of Iowa , I extend to
ou slncero sympathy in the great alllletion
which has befallen you and your fam
ily by tlio death of your illustrious
husband. His great valor , displayed so often
during the recent terrible contest for national
jxisteneo , won for him a place in the iiftcc-
.ions of our people which makes his death
come like u personal loss to every loyal
citizen. WILI.IAM LAHHAIIII : : .
A Fatal UiuiuNvny.
MOUNT PLIHSAN'T , la. , August 0. | Special
Telegram to TUB iict : . ] Yesterday ns Mrs.-
iVbrahum , wife of Senator Lot Abraham , was
driving into town lior horse became fright
ened , throwing her out upon tlio iiavement
and killing her instantly. She was u sister
to John H. Aldcn , the Now York publisher ,
and traced her descent from John Aldcn. of
the Mayllower. Her husband had served in
the state sonata and wan prominently known
in all Grand Army circles.
Tlio Sullivan Shooting.
MASON CITV , la. , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : UKE. ! Mrs. Jessie McKinncy ,
charged with the shooting of Sullivan , ar
rived from Sioux Falls to-day , ready for her
preliminary hearing to-morrow. It now ap
pears that Sullivan was not with the other
two when they were trespassing on the wo
man's premises. Sullivan is improving , but
will never completely recover. The charge
against her is assault with intent to commit
A Ijlquor Dealer Mulcted.
WATEIII.OO , la. , Aucust 0. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tin : Bii.l The entire stock of in-
toxlcatingllquors belonging to Henry Pfoifer ,
of Cedar Falls , amounting to nine dray-
loads , valued at § . } , ( ) ) . ) , was seized by oflloors
Saturday night. "This nToYnlnJ : Pfoifer was
tried before a Justice on the churgo of
selling liitor ( | to a minor and fined ? J50 nnd
costs. Ho will probably light the matter in
the higher courts.
The Rnilrond Cases.
DBS Mo INKS , la. . August 0. Neither Jus
tice Miller nor Judge Browster was hero to
day to hear the cnso of the railroads against
the commissioners , and the case will proba
bly not bo heard until the fall or winter.
The Immigration Committee UCSIIIIICH
ItH IiivOHtlgatlon.
NcwYonic , August 0. The congressional
emigration Investicatiug committee rosnmod
its sessions to-day. Tlio first witness was
Henry W. Fodere , agent for the Comiingnio
Natlonalo do Navigation. Ho said that the
company had five vessels that piled between
New York and Marseilles. In the first six
months of the present year his line had
brought 0,1CO passengers. His company em
ployed agents In southern Europe , sold prepaid -
paid tickets , and carried many Italians.
An Italian who could not sponU a word of
English was the next witness. Ho said that
be cnrrlod on a small money changing estab
lishment. Within u few days ho was on-
gagca in furnishing laborers to con
tractors. Ono week ago n man asked
him to furnish COO laborers , who wore
to bo paid $1.20 per itay. Witness thought
they were to work for some company , nnd
their faro was to bo paid. Witness was to bo
remunerated after the men were secured.
Jo eph Slca , the next witness , said that hi- *
business was to furnish laborers to largo
employers. Ho never imported men. Ho
boards laborers nm1 furnishes thorn with
provisions. Witness furnished 400 moil to
Brown , Howard & Co. on the new aqueduct.
The profits of the witness were secured from
the supplies furnished the men. The witness
has furnished as many as l.fiOO men to the
West Shore railroad. The West Shore road
paid the witness a lived salary of { 3 it day.
Further testimony of the witness proved
conclusively that Sica and TrogI had been
engaged for some time in importing
their follow countrymen under contract.
H. II. CalUlazor , u renorter for the Phila
delphia Ledger , testified that ho had in
vestigated the Italian imported labor ques
tion ior his paper. Witness visited the coal
regions , and ono Michael Angclo , n foreman ,
furnished him with the names of men hero
in New York who would furnish him sill the
men ho wanted He enmo to New York and
saw u man mimed Gallo , with whom ho made
arrnngt'iiients for 1.000 men to work In the
coal regions. Gnllo wanted him to ngroe
that he ( ( Julio ) should board all the men ,
and offered witness 5 per cent on the gio&s
amount of the bills. Witness , ns the con
tractor , was to dojuct the store bills. , etc. ,
nnd ho figured thut his 5 per cent would nut
him about ? ? 00 n month.
Tcrrlllc Storm at Cairo.
CAIKO , 111. , August 0. A terrific wind
storm prevailed bore yesterday for nearly at
hour , which did considerable damage In the
city and on the river. Tno wind blew at the
rate of sixty miles nn hour for ten minutes
nnd the rain fell in torrents. Hundreds ol
heavy trees wer. ' , blown down in all parts ol
the city , and fences , signs and awning : ; wort
Rtrcwn along iho walks. Two warehouses
wore blown down and considerable olliei
damage done.
A Woman ol' Nerve.
KANSAS CITV , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to TIM : BEB. ] Mrs. Clark , wife o
William Clark , living at 107 Brooklyn avenue
nuo , discovered a rough looking negro per
fectly nude under Iwr bed early this morn
Ing. Mr , Chirk Is away from the city oi
business. The woman made no noise bu
sent fur u policeman. Tlio negro , who thei
feigned Intoxication , was arrested for burg
lary. Ho gave the name of Lewis Corner.
The VNililo .Supply.
B CHICAGO , August 0. The visible suppl ;
[ ? for the week ending Auguat 4 , as eompllci
by the secretary of the Chicago board o
trade , Is us follows :
Wheat 31,001.1)0 )
Corn 8,100,00
Oats ' . i-Jl , ( KJ
Ityo. . , . , , ' l.Vi.O-
Uarlty.- . , . * . . 'UJ-.O.
Qonoral Flsk and Dr. Brooks Accept
Tholr Nominations.
The Itctnovul of the Tnx Advocated
ns the Most KfToctlvc MCAIIH
„ ,
of Destroying the IjN
quor Trnlllo.
Fisk nnd Brooks Accept *
CiiiCAno , August fl. The letters of accept
ance of General Clinton H. Fisk and John
A. Brooks , the prohibition candidates for
president nnd vice president of the United
States , were made public this afternoon.
General Fisk's letter , dated Senbrlght , N.
J. , July-1 , opens with mi expression of the
grateful sense of honor conferred by the In-
dlanapolls convention and , after formally
accepting the nomination , proceeds us fol
lows : "Within a few years the temperance
reform has altogether changed front. In
ho great conflict which tins been and is yet
ivaglng , the temperance forces no longer
"ueu the human nppctito nnd habit ulone.
They oppose legislation , laws , the purpose of
political parties , the policy and station of the
nation. What law creates law alone can
kill. The crcaturo of law the saloon liquor
.rattle can die only nt the law's hand , or
the hand * of the law's executor. It is
not enough thnt wo reform the
Individual. Wo must reform the states. So
broad a demand as this can bo met In but ono
ivnv. It has been well said that 'u political
reform can become a fact in government
only through u political party thnt adminis
ters the government. ' A reform so vast as
this wo advocate , involving such radical
changes in tlio senate and In the national
policy , is utterly dependent for its agitation
nnd consummation upon some party force.
"The national democratic party , in its plat
form , utters no words In condemnation of
the greatest fee to the republic , * the liquor
"It was with great roluctonco that I came
to admit the imperativeness of n now party ,
while yet tlio party of my choice , the national
republican party.maintalncd its organization.
I have socn no hour of regret. Every day
since then has shown more clearly
the logic of my course and tlio in
evitable truth of my conclusions. In Michi
gan , in Texas , in Tennessee nnd Oregon , so-
called non-partisan efforts to establish pro
hibition have failed , through partisan neces
sity , born of tbo liquor elements in the old
party composition. In Iowa , Rhode Island
and Maine the laws liavo been shamefully
dclied for the same reason. The
entire trend of things these last
four years has proven hopeless the broader , , . . .
range of prohibition effected through lion- t rjl
partisan means , nnd equally futile , as n final m * ± \
consummation , the narrower methods of
local option and high license , while from thar
supreme court itself lias come , with startling
emphasis , n declaration so nationalising this )
reform that it can never bo made of local or
state limitation again.
" 'Tho llrsl concern of good government , '
said the recent national republican conven
tion nt Chicago , 'is the virtue and sobriety of
the people nnd the purity of the homo. ' If
the chief concern has no place in the party's
platform , and the parly has no policy as to
that chief concern , that party does hot deserve -
servo the support of men who love good gov
ernment and would see it uinintuine.l. The
prohibition party's chief.concern is for the if ) \
purity of the homo and the virture and sobriety - " ' ' ' - '
briety of the peoplo.
"That party is not labor's truest friend
which would bar the importation of paupers
from abroad , or close the tarllT door of com
petition to pauperise n foreign industry , nnd "
then , by the liquor system , perpetuate the
manufacture of paupers and criminal * In our
own jnidst , with whom honest people must
compete , and whom largely honest labor
must support. "
Dr. John A , Brooks , in accepting the vlco
presidential nomination on the prohibition
ticket , utter acknowledging the honor con-
fo-ted upon him , denounces in strongest
terms monopolies nnd trustswhich , ho says ,
arc against a wholesome revision of the
tariff. Ho- says that the country will hold
each of thrco great political parties to its
platform , and that the platform of the prohi
bition party is the wisest of tno three. Ho
does not hesitate to declare , ho says , that the
surplus in the treasury Is a constant , momico
to the business interests of the country. The
propriety of removing the tax from whisky
must depend altogether upon the purpose in
tended to bo accomplished by such removal.
The tariff itself pleads its right to existence
upon the grounds of its recognition by the
government , and the revenue it pays Into the
public treasury. Strike down this de
fense , nnd nil outraged public would not long
HulTer its continuance. The prohibition party
would .strike oil the tax that It may the sooner
destroy the trafile. The purpose of the re
publican party in the repeal of the tax is to
reduce the revenue that they may not-tiavo
to surrender any part of our protective sys
tem. The prohibitionists would take this
arch criminal out of prison aud hang him ;
the republicans to set him nt liberty. Every
Christian will approve the motive prompting
the one and denounce the other us the con
summation of human selfishness and infamy.
A proper protection of American labor nnd
the industries of the country commends itsulf
to the majority of the people , but of infinitely
more importance is protection to our homes.
He closes with n glowing tribute to the
women who have so long upheld the cuuso of
General IlarriHon H Visitors.
IxnuXArout ) , August 0. The James Q.
niaino club of Kansas City , 130 strong , ar
rived in the city this morning mid paid a
visit to General Ilnrribon , who made n shore
speech to them. Alter handshaking they
bought their train , uud within forty minutes
\\cro on their way eastward.
In Favor of Consolidation.
, August 0. The bccond gen
eral meeting of railway employes to further
consider the proposition to forma confeder
ation of the locomotlvo oiiginosrs , firemen's
nnd brnkomen'H brotherhood nnd switch
men's mutual aid association , convened yes
terday afternoon. Tlio gathering , which
was larjroly attended , represented BUIIIB ten
thousand men. The meeting was almost
unanimously In favor of the amalgamation ,
and steps were taken to further the remilt.
Hilled In u WIT ok.
LAWMCXCI : , Kan. , August ( ) . [ Special Tel
egram 'fl Tun Hun. ] A westbound Santa Fo
train was wn-OaCtl Vhreo miles west of hero
at 5 o'clock this morning. Uas'ncer ' Martin
Myers was killed and Mroiimn John Ilarff
was badly -aided , Both inon lived in Knn-
so s City. Myers hud been In the employ of
the Santa Fo for cloven years. Ho was
married and had ono child , a daughter.
Good Wuiitlifi' Tor Corn.
KANSAS Cnv , Mo. , AugustO. fSpecIal Tel
egram to Tim Hun. ] Special dispatches to
night show heavy rains and high wind last
nlht ; nt Atchison , Hlawathu , Hoblnsoo ,
Marvsvillo and Seneca , Kan. Almost every
neet ion of the western corn belt bus had ruin
within the last thrco days , and the outlook
now it , us one railroad imin expressed It ,
that the railroads will not huve curs enough
to move the corn.
A Chicago Forcer
CuiKAno , August U , James H. Porter , the
First National bank fonjer , who wa nr-
rested by a I'lnkerton operative at Portland ,
Oro. , arrived hero to-day. Porter Is the
maij who forged papers to the amount of
$1,100 on It. D , Fowler , president of the
Anglo American Packing company and got
nwuy With the money , escaping to South
. Am lien , where ho Ims iicen for Uio lust two
0 years. Hoforu Juotjco Hradwull hovniycd
Kl xuinniti : m and was. committed to the CUB-
" , ) tody of Uiu tificriff In default of f2,000 bond * .