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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. > : * < i
EIGHTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. FRIDAY MORNING , AUGUST 17. 1888. NUMBER 04.
AN OCEAN STEAMSHIP SUNK ,
Details of a Torrlblo Catastrophe ) off
Sable Island.
OVER ONE HUNDRED LIVES LOST.
Tlio OclHcr nnd Thliif-valla Collide In
a DniiHC FOK and tlio For
mer l Bent to tlio
Ilottom.
A Fearful IJOSB of Ijlfc.
NEW YORK , August 10. The steamer Wei-
land , of Hamburg , of the American steamship -
ship line , has Just brought news of n col
lision off Sable islnnd between the Gciser
mid Thlngvnlln , of thoThlngvnlln line , which
occurred at 4 o'clock on the morning of
August II. The Geisor snnit in live minutes
nfter tlio collision. Ono hundred nnd five
persons were drowned. The Tnlngvulla wns
HO disabled Dial she had to put into Halifax
after transferring all her passengers to the
\Vellaml.
The Gciser had eighty-six passengers
aboard , seventy-two of whom were drowned
or killed in tlio collision , and fourteen weio
taken lirst on tlio Thingvalla and then on the
Weiland. The Geisor'screw numbered fifty ;
Bovcntoen were saved and thirty-three
drowned. Captain Mollcr of the Gciser was
among those saved. The passengers of tlio
Tliliigvnlla transferred to the Weiland num
bered 4i5. !
The Gcisor left this port on August 11
bound for Stettin. Tiio Thingvullu was on
her way to. this city , and was advertised to
leave here on August > .
A heavy sea and a dense fog were experi
enced through the night and early morning
of August 1 i. The stories dilfer as to where
the liability lies , if not wholly due to the fog
nnd heavy sea. The Thingvalla struck the
Goiser on tlio starboard side amidships about
4 o'clock In the morning. The boats then
parted and within llvo minutes the Gelser
sank. Thocrowof Iho Thingvalla did all llioy
could loBiivolho ( icisor'.s crew and pnssoii-
gers , but owing to the heavy sou only thirty-
one were saved. No other vessel wus near
at the time.
The Weiland , on her way to Ihis port , was
100 miles away. At 11K : ! ) o'clock on the
morning of Iho 1 tththe Weiland was sighted.
Signs of distress were made by tlio
Thmgvnlla nnd the Iransfer of passengers
began. The sea was ihon very heavy , but
> no mishaps occurred In the transfer of pas
sengers. Tlio following is a list of the pas-
Mongers who were saved from the steamship
Geiscr.
Cabin Mrs. Hilda LI ml , from New York
to Cnlsham , Sweden.
Stcerago Joliann Larson , from Now
York to Ulsor , Norway ; Alfred Anderson ,
from New York to Grimstad , Norway ;
Ch'istoffor Eliusscr , from Chicago to IJor-
KOII , Norway ; Peter Johnson , from St. Paul ,
Minn. , to Gosborg , Sweden ; Johanna G.
Thohunscn , from Iron Mountain , Mich. ,
to Stockholm ; Paul Paulson , from
Ironwood , Mich , to Copenhagen ;
Anders Wilse , from Minneapolis , Minn. , to
Christiana ; John Tenwald. from Hudson ,
Wis. , to Thondhjom , Norway ; Fred Hanson ,
from Perth Amboy , N. J. , to Copenhagen ;
Fens Anderson , from Philadelphia , Pn. , to
Christiana ; Anders G. Peterson , from St.
Paul , Minn. , to Gosborg , Sweden ; Luuntz
Komordchl , from Lansing , Mich. , lo Copen
hagen ; Johann Alquist , from Iron Mountain ,
Mich , , to Orlando , Finland.
Captain A. Albers , of the Weiland , tells
the following story :
"At 10 o'clock on the morning of August
14 wo passed some wreckage Moating in tlio
Fca and suspected that nn accident had hap
pened somewhere near us. A little later wo
sailed through n sea of oil nnd sighted a
broken bout of the Goiser. About 11 : UO wo
Highlcd n Blcamer to tlio northward , about
eight miles off , nnd seeing she hud n Hag of
distress up wo ran down to her. It proved
to bo the Thingvalla , nud Captain Lamb of
that vessel came to us in a small boat nnd
begged us to take off his passengers and
those ho had saved from the Gelser ,
Ho said that his own vessel was so
badly injured that ho expected her
to sink nt any moment. HIa forward com
partment had been completely carried away
from half way to the deck to below the
water lino. Wo sent out three of our boats
nnd the Tliliigvnlla lowered two of hers nnd
in llvo hours wo had transferred the saved
passengers nnd crow of the Geiscr , and also
the 455 passengers of the Thiugvalln. Tlio
sen was very rough nt the time , and the
, work of transferring the passengers was
very difficult. An immense hole in the
Ihingvalln's bow was then patched up as
1 It' ' well as possible and she started for Halifax.
The collision , so far as known , was caused
by fog. "
The chief olllcor of each vessel wan on
deck at the tlmo of the collision. Third Of-
licer Peterson told much the sumo story of
the occurrence. Ho said that the fog was
very dense Through the night rain had
fallen nt intervals. "Tlio first wo know ol
the Gelsor's approach , " ho said , "wns when
she appeared on the starboard side right
upon us. The Geiscr was struck opposite
the engineers' room , atnhlship. Tlio Golsot
bohig heavily loaded , was very low iu the
water , so that the Thingvalla carried
away her own compartment. The upper
part of her bow ran over the deck
of the Geiscr. The Geiser's deck houses
were carried away and the staterooms were
smashed in and tlio occupants killed. " Peter
son hoard the boll ring iu the Geiser'a engine
room , but could not tell what tlio order was
Ho was on deck at the time. Ho then heart ]
the boll ring agnlu , this time to back , nnd the
steamer had Just commenced to reverse wher
the Thingvalla struck. The Geiser's whistle
was blowing at the time. Second Of
llcer Fiifensen jumped for the Thin
gvalla when they struck und wa ;
hauled on the Tliiugvalla's deck bj
Bomo of the hitter's crow. Ono of UK
GoIser'B passengers wns picked up with i
broken leg.
As soon ns the Weilnnd arrived in tin
lower bny Captain Moller , of the Geisor , lof
the steamer in a revenue cutter. Ho wen
directly to the oflico of the agents of tin
company , where ho was closeted n few mo
incuts with them. Ho only left word tha
the accident wns duo to the weather and let
without stating Ids destination.
Twenty-four of the passengers nnd crow 01
the Guiser , under ctinrge of Second Olllcei
Jorgcnson , nronow nt the hotel Denmark ,
They are brawny fellows , curiously uttlrnd
and but few have either coats or blockings
Second Ofllcer Jorgensen gave n graphii
jlcscrlptlon of Iho collision. Ho said :
"I was Dslcct ) in my bunk when I heard i
shock , nnd immediately went on deck. Tak
ing In the situation at n glance , I ordered til
hnnds on deck. Then I swung myself oil 01
the bow of the Thingvalla and scram
bled to her deck. Tlio doomed cruf
sank gracefully , stern first , with hoj
bow in ttio air. Nearly everybody wa
sound asleep , and when she Ix-can to fill
could hear groans nnd honrt-rendlng scream
coming from below. Those who reached th
dock mndo frantic efforts to cut down th' '
boats , but they wcro too excited to bo sue
ccssful. They finally grabbed up dlffercn
pieces of wood nnd jumped over the side o
the vessel.
Annas Wllso. n civil engineer of Mlnnc
npolis , ono of the passengers on Iho Goisci
said :
"About 4 o'clock Tuesday morning I wa
awakened by a slight Bltock , and , thluklni
that wo had struck u wreck , I wen
on deck just as some ono shoutc
'Sho is Binklng. ' I found thr
wo had been strucic on the starboard sld
nbout umldship. There were nt that tlm
four or llvo. men working at the boats. I ha
n cork jacket and foil comparatively safe , t >
I called to Iho pcoplo down stairs , and the
walehod the boat sink. As aho went down
stuck to her nnd was carried down sever
hundred feet , I believe. Soon I felt myse !
shooting up through the water , Impelled b
tho. cork jacket. 1 > vas on top of the watc
tor perhaps half nn hour. I climbed on th
keel of u small boat floating upside dowr
and was finally picked up. "
Jolm Tenwlld , a saloon keener of Hudson
Wis. , Bald :
" 1 was asleep when I heard the crash , nn
. turned to the acck' , where I fpuud quite
number of men ntlomptlng to loosen the
bonts. I snw no chance of saving myself
there , so I rushed out , picked up n plank and
Jumped overboard. Tlio scene was henrt-
rendering. There must hnvo been thlrly-llvo
heads above water , but ono by ono tticy dis
appeared. "
Tlio following Is the best list of the lost
which could bo obtained to-night. It is mndo
by striking olT the names of those saved from
the list of passengers ns stilted
in the books of Passenger Agent Jenson.
It will be seen that the total number
of names in the list is seventy-eight , six
moro than it should contain , ns there were
only eighty-six passengers aboard and four
teen were snvcd :
Cabin passengers L. Clausen , Captain
Gcorgo N. Hammer , Bortho Irenfols , Mrs.
Hilda Lind and children , J. C. Mclberg , Al
bert Olson , Mrs. Seehus ef Chicago , wife of
the editor of the Skaiidlnavln ; Hilda Kcllog.
Steerage passengers Amanda M. Ander
son , Andrus Anderson , John Anderson ,
Louisa Anderson , Maginus Ander
son , Mrs. Kli/abeth Berg nnd
child , Hilda Borgstrom , J. Bceklund
C. Hranth , C. Carlson , Caroline Christiansen
and two children , Ole Cliristopherson , Julia
Frcdoncksou anil two children of Clinton ,
la , ; Soren Gubriolson , Kiltie Gullicksen , J.
Gustavson and child , Jane Hanson. Peler
Hanson , Mrs. Karen Hanson , Mnds Hanson ,
Andrew Ingebutson , wife nnd child ; J. K.
Jclmn , Carl Johnriscti , Mrs. Johnson and
child , A. G. Johnson , Mrs. J. H. Johnson and
child , J. G. Johnson , Maria Josoplisen , Ginu
N. Jcddnss , Christian Knudsten , Christina
Ktuidsten , Mrs. Bocha Knstral and child ,
H. H. Lie , A. J. P. Lind , William J. Jund-
strom , Astrid Lund , Mrs. Ida Mangnno and
child , Peter Miller , P. H. MorstaofSl. Paul ;
Ellen Nelson , Micollni Nlmb , O. Orlandor ,
H. Olsen , Mrs. A. M. Peterson , K. Peterson ,
wife und child , H. Knmlbin , A. Soderholm , F.
Sorensen , T. E. Slromborg , Mrs. H. M.
Sevonson and friend , A. Thompson , C. E.
Tuneberg and wife , Mrs. Anna \Viokcr and
child.
Officers and assislanls Ton in all.
Tolal crow losl Thirty-live.
These are the latest and host estimates of
the lost.
The ( Jciser was nn iron screw ship of 1,818
tons burden. She was 'iM feet long , D'.l ' foot
beam , and 3 feet depth of hold. She was
built ut Copenhagen in 18M. She wns filled
with compound Inverted engines , with four
cylinders of 'M inches and 12 inches diameter
and 4'J inches stroke.
CnifAdo , August 10. Immediately on the
receipt of tlio Associated press dispatch an
nouncing the sinking of the Goiser , u re
porter called at the office of the Thingvalln
company here. In point of importance this
olllco is only second lo the Now York office.
Branch offices urn established throughout the
northwest , which nro tributary to the Chicago
cage office. These minor o dices roach n
largo Scandinavian population , and the result
is that the Thingvalla line is really
the ono which receives the patronage
of that nation in this city. The news of
the disaster had bean roe -Ived and the
agent In charge slated that , several hundred
passengjjrs hud left on the ill-fat-d ship from
Now York. The Chicago olileo had sold
ubout fifty tickets from all parts of the
northwest. They were u class who were
making a trip back to their old homes to
visit friends nnd renew old associations.
Later in Iho evening , when Iho sad news
had become disseminated , tlio olllco of the
company was besieged by anxious friends of
some of these who had sailed on
Iho Geiscr , but us the telegram received
from the New York oflico was very meagre
ns to details , no consolation was given thum.
The list of those who took passage from the
Chicago oflico was about us follows :
Andrew Inpebrcgtzn , Mury Ingebrcizn nnd
their daughter , Ida Mary ; A. G. Jensen , L.
P. Peterson and wife Hedwig and two ehil-
< lrcn ; Solfort Peterson , John Broorsscn ,
Mrs. Jensen , Julius Frcderiekson nnd
wife Julia , and daughter Annie ; T.
E. John , Charles Carlson , Kittel Gul-
llekscn , Pelcr H. Morslad , Peter Hanson ,
John H. Elilqulst , Mrs. John S. Jnnson nnd
child , T. J. Johanscn , Christ EliCbon , Mag
nus Andersen , Mrs. Johnson nnd infant , O.
ii. Llo , C. C. Braator , Eli/aboth aud Hogna
Berg , Captain George M. Hammer , Jolts
Tenyold , Ole Chnstoffsen , Caroline , Carl
nnd Fritz Clirlstcnsen , Annie and Oscar
Wicker , Jens Hanson , Hilda Soldberg ,
Louise Andersen , Laurilz Hummcndahl ,
Annie Thompson , Mads Henscn , Gust Adler ,
Paul Paulson , Auuio and Klrstcn Sorensen
aud Mibs E. M. Potcrsen.
A TERRUHjE BOlijEK EXPLOSION.
A Saw aiill Scattered Over Several
Acres of Grouiui.
LAS VEOAS , N. M. , August 10. fSpeclal
Telegram to THE BEE. ! Yesterday evening
the boiler at Clement's saw mill exploded ,
scattering the building over several acres
and tearing a hole in the ground several feet
deep , and causing a report which wns hoard
fifteen miles. The body of Ferdinand
Clements , nephew of the proprietor , was
gathered up In pieces , n mangled mass of un
recognizable flesh nnd bones. Ho was thrown
n distance of several hundred yards , and , re
bounding from Iho ground , his body lilerally
fell Into pieces and parts of it were found
many yards from where his remains first
fell. The engineer , whoso negligence in
letting the waler got too low in tlio boiler
caused the terrible uccidenl , Jose Mestos by
name , wns killed outright , but his body was
not found in such u mangled condition. A
boy who wns standing near at the time ol
the explosion escaped with slight bruises , the
lire box passing over his head. Two other
Mexicans , whoso names wcro not learned. .
were badly hurt.
and Freight Collide.
CHICAGO , August 10 At 7M5 o'clock this
morning lelograms were received hero stat
ing that n serious accident had occurred on
the Illinois Central road near Soulh Lawn ,
fiflcon miles from lliis city , nnd asking that
n relief train and physicians bo ut once sent.
A special train was Immediately dispatched
to tlio scono.
It appears that at nbout t > o'clock this
morning Iho passenger train duo hero
at 0:15 : n. in. ran into a Grant
Trunk freight nt the crossing
wrecking the foremost cars of tlio pnssengoi
train nnd several freight cars. As far as
ndviscd no loss of lifo occurred , but tw <
postal clerks and three passengers wen
badly Injured. The engine , lender , baggagi
car and ono conch were piled in confuslot
and thrown from the track. When tin
debris was cleared away , seven persons wen
found injured moro or loss. It is though
none uro fatally hurt.
There wcro ever two hundred passenger :
on the Illinois Central train nnd Ihcir cscnpi
was n miraclo. For rods around the BCCIII
of the wreck demolished freight ana passengers
gors cars are piled up on every side. /
dozen wrecking crews are at work rcmovin ;
the debris.
The \'ellow Fever.
JACKSONVILLE , Fin. , August 10 No no
cnsos of fever and no deaths have beci
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reported for over forty hours.
) CHICAGO , August 10. The health officer :
hero have arranged to Inspect all the Incom
ing trains from tlio bouth having conncctioi
with the yellow fever districts , nnd wil
fumigate all baggage from such points.
Now Nebraska Postmaster * .
WAsniNdTON , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : But : . ] The following Nobraskt
t postmasters wcro appointed to-day : Johi
1t Annan , Harbor , Antelope county , vlco Will
t lam B. McQueen , resigned ; Sarah M. N
3a Scott , Lowollan , Keith county , vlco Virgin !
3J B. Lowelleu , resigned.
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Presliloiit Salomon In Cuba.
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I WASHINGTON , August 10. The state dc
il partmont hns received a telegram from Coc
f sul Kc'.tnor announcing the arrival nt Sar
y tiago do CuUa of President Salomon a
r Hayli on board an F.ngllsh war ship.
o
WoNt Virginia .Democrats.
IlAKTINQTON , W. Vo. , August 10. Th
democratic state convention was called t
order ut 10:30 : o'clock this moraine and Sun
utor-Fulkner made temporary chairman.
REPUBLICANS IN LANCASTER ,
A BousinR Oouvontlon Hold In
Which Honest Mon Win.
OTHER POLITICAL GATHERINGS.
Tlio Hnllroud Crowd lloutcd Where-
ever It AppcnrH HiibiulsHlou Ucu-
crally Knvorcd A Unite nt
Ulalr Over the Htnte.
Honest Men Win.
LIXCOI.X , Neb , , August 10. JSpeclal Tele
gram to TUB HF.U. ] The Lanciistcrvounty
convention was called to order tit i:15 ! : o'clock
this afternoon. A. M. Trim hie , of Garflcld ,
was elected temporary chairman and T. Till
man temporary secretary. The factions were
as meek as Moses during this little pre
liminary sldcplay , but tlio brewing storm was
gathering force whllo the committee on cre
dentials were preparing their reiiort. The
oflleial vote on the submission question was
announced. It stood 1HM for to l.-JS'J against.
This settled the conllictlng reports that have
been constantly circulating since the primary
election submlsslonists lost the battle in
Lancaster county. A motion for permanent
organization was made. For permanent
chairman Captain Hillingsly was nominated.
Hon. G. M. Lambertson and E. P. Homes
presented the naino of Judge O. P. Mason.
This was esteemed a test of the strength
of the factions , and the result of the votoo
was surprisingly close. Lambortson re
ceived lia and Mason 100 votes. On taking
the chair , Mr. Lambertson made n
ringing .speech , pronuncmg a splendid eu
logy upon the national ticket and the attor
ney general of the state. Ho advised cool
ness and deliberation In placing tlio county
and state trusts and the nomination of men
who possessed integrity of purpose in the
consideration of the great questions of the
lour. The speaker insisted that the time
nid como for railway regulation , and wise
legislation on the labor question. Ho thanked
tlio convention for the honor con
ferred in electing him chairman of
the convention. A committee of nine
was then appointed on resolutions , following
which u motion was made that nil resolutions
bo reform ! to the committee without debate.
It carried , and ( J. A. Atkinson arose and in
troduced a resolution characterizing Charles
F. Manderson as the successor of General
Logan , and asked that the Lancaster county
legislators bo instructed to vote for and use
all honorable means to secure his ro-electlon
to tlio United States senate. Judge Mason
recited the preamble of the declaration of
Independence , and asked that a resolution
bo passed declaring for submission.
These resolutions como up at the close of
the nominations , having been referred to
the convention by the minority re
port of the committee. The Mandorson
resolution , nfter a sharp and acrimonious Uis-
eusslon , but amidst the wildest enthusiasm
passed by almost a unanimous voto. The
resolution declaring for submission , was laid
on the table by a vote of almost two to one.
An effort was made in the committee room
to prevent the endorsement of Attorney Gen
eral Lceso , but it failed. Tlio minority re
porters wcro oven ashamed to make their
names public.
Now came the wrnnglo and clash. The
railroad strikers were bent on beating
McHrido for the house. All sorts of motions
were made to handicap his success but with
out avail. They were beaten at every turn.
Henry u Doano Hathaway ventilated his
knowledge of parliamentary law by rising to
n point of order after the question had been
settled by a vote. The danco. with the gang ,
was up and J. C. McBride , J. L. Caldwell ,
C. O. Hull , Charles Scverlino and J. W.
Dickinson were nominated on the llrst ballot
by good round majorities. II. D. Stcarcns was
renbminated for county attorney by acclama
tion. Al V. Hrown was renominatcd for
county commissioner. The state delegation
was as follows : J. H. McClay , S. D. Dick-
cnsoti , C. W. Pierce , C. T. Hoggs , A. Holler ,
J. J. Trooipcn , Web Easton , J. M. Howen
W. C. Austin , C. W. Mosher , A. E. Kcnnani
J. D. Woods , Elmer Stevenson , W. H. Wood
ward. Samuel Kimball , W. H. Dorgon , Wil
liam Scoly , C. E. Magonn , S. J. Alexander ,
Alva Smith , M. H. Westcott.H. S. Heed. Ed
ward Gardner , A. U. Talbotniid J. H. White.
On motion Hon. E. E. Urown was permitted
to select his own delegates to the congres
sional convention. They are as follows : A.W-
Ficld , G. M. Lambertson , L. W. Uilingsloy
M. U. Cheney , S. W. Pamler. K. D. Woodby ,
I. K. Hurling , H. S. Cooley , E. P. Holmes , J.
L. Doty , U. U. Lciler , C. E. Ware , S. U.
Graves , J. C. Johnson , J. H. Cramer , James
Crabtreo , D. H. Harris , W. A. Hackney , T.
M. Cook , J. J. Kellcy , C. M. Branson , J. II.
McMurrty. Charles J. Dabach , John Wat
son , Fritz Wcsterman. Hinging resolutions
were adopted endorsing the national republi
can party and the largest county convention
ever held in old Lancaster adjourned slno
die at 10 o'tlock to-uight , happy in the fact
that railroad strikers and corporation hench
men had been relegated to the rear.
Otoo County Politics.
NnmusKA CITV , Neb. , August 10. [ Special
to TUB Hne. ] The republican prima
ries in Otoo county will bo held next
Saturday and promise to bo well attended.
Paul Schminko will endeavor to secure n
delegation fuvorablo to himself for state
treasurer. Paul has much conlidonco in him
self and his friouds political leaders think
Him eminently lltted for making the race ,
while his candidacy has received coiisldcrn-
blo cncouraginent throughout the state.
As the primaries and convention draw
near John Watson's friends see the hope
lessness of his aspirations for congress , and
the candidacy of Mr. W. J. Council , of
Omaha , is regarded very favorably.
The outcome of the election in Otoo county
is hard to surmise. The forces horctofoio
have been about ovcnly divided between the
two parties , with a republican majority in a
close contest. Two years ago Paul Schminko
led his ticket and carried the county by 1,300
majority at a time when Schminko was In
the heighth of his political glory and when
Van Wyck was the great issue before the
people of Otoo county , Watson owed his
majority of several hundred to the same
cause. At that time the republicans wcro
strongly organized and united , and could
rely on the full Gorman support. "This
year , " said a leading republican , "it is dif
ferent.Vo need better work than wo arc
likely to have , through too much conll-
dcnco In our strength. The Germans are not
so enthusiastic for Schminko as they wcro.
This for various courses , principal ) ' among
them the tendency of party doctrine towards
prohibition , and secondly they begin to
strongly object to the boast credited so often
to Schminko to the effect that ho carried the
'German vote In his vest pocket.1 Then
again the republicans in general In the west
ern part of the county nro rather against
Paul for , as i It is alleged , knillng their candi
date for county recorder last fall and favor
ing the democratic candidate who was a Ger
man. So it is safe to say Schminko's ma
jority will not bo 1UOO this year. "
There has been put In circulation n rumor ,
by a political enemy of General Van Wyck ,
to the effect that the railroads and ttioir hire
lings would uiako n determined effort and
defeat him as u candidate for state senator
in Ins own county , and thus settle his can
didacy for election to tlio United States
senator ; that to this * end money
was freely spent In the county ,
and for this were the democratic
Gorman clubs organized In every precinct.
The rumor is pronounced by loaders of both
parties us preposterous , and the scheme
ridiculous oven if true , for personally Gen
eral Van Wyck Is very close to the hearts of
the voters of Otoo county.
Attorney General Lceso Is regarded very
favorably in Otoo county and ho will receive
Its strength toward his rcnomiimtion. For
unco Otoo has no candidate for that oflico ,
which seems sutllclent evidence that the
people are t > ulUtlud with Lee.so.
The slate , so far as made may be
iummcd up as follows : Van Wyck for the
senate ; Paul Hclimlnke , with , very probn-
uly , a man from the western part of the
ouuty , for the house ; Van Wyck a candidate
for tlio United States senatePaul ; Schmnlkc ,
i candidate for state treasurer , nud John
Watson wor the float senatorshlp from Otoo
ind Cfias counties , and willing to accept the
nomination for congress if forced Apon him.
Pierce County Affair * .
Pinucn , Neb. , August 10. [ Special to Tnr.
Uii : : . ] The republicans of Pierce nro not
lead or sleeping. Immediately following the
nomination of Harrison and Morton the re-
imblieans secured tired cedar Hag staff sixty-
Hvo feet in length , which was duly raised ,
nud floated a Harrison and Morton streamer
twenty-Hvo feet In length , much to the cha
grin of our democratic friends. Tlio ele
ments , however , were In league with the
unciny anil about twenty-live feet of the polo
und Hag took a header. Our democratic
friends made so much sport of our staff and
Its untimely end that it sot the indefatigable
Chnppell on the war-path. This resulted in
raising a new ' republican Hag staff
ten feet tailor than the ilrst. As
the staff was being raised an
OMUIA Urn of last Saturday , contain
ing an account of Jim Hlaine's ' reception in
New York , was caught up by the wind and
sent skyward.
The republicans are with you In your light
for Leeso who will receive the delegation
from this county. Andy Graham is our
choice for state treasurer. Dr. Aldcn is
being talked of for the legislature anil J. P.
Uuckner for the state somite.
The crop prospects nro good. The wheat
crop In this section is superior to last year ;
the corn crop is n little late , but if frost holds
off three weeks longer wo will have an im
mense crop. Buck wheat never looked bolter
or was in liner condition.
County llcpublicnns.
K , Neb. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HII : : . ] To-dny's republican
county convention was a viclory for the
temperance pooplo. Every man nominated
will vote for the submission of the prohlbi
tory amendment , and the convention passed
n resolution favoring submission and endorsing
ing the notion of the state board of transpor
tation. The nominations were : I. W. Funck ,
Beatrice , for senator : John W. Williams , of
Filloy , W. C. Hill , of Hluo Springs , and
Frank Whyman , of Adams , for reprcsenta-
lives. W. H. McNicklo , of Cortland , was al
lowed to select delegates to the convention
for iloat representatives from Gage and Sa
line. Hugh J. Dobbs was nom-
inalctt for county attorney. A reso
lution was unanimously passed en
dorsing tlio candidacy of Captain
J. E. Hill for state treasurer and allowing
him to select nineteen delegates to tlio state
convention. A resolution was passed , but
not unanimously , giving L. W. Colby the
congressional delegation , thirty'-ono dele
gates voting against it. W. J. Council was
presented and invited to address the conven
tion. Ho said but little respecting liis can
didacy for congress but pledged his support
to the republican nominee. Ho gave u good
talk on political issues. M. H. Davis , editor
of tlio Republican , who so ably presented
tlio name of I. W. Funck , was elected chair
man of the county central committee.
Fined For Cruelty to Animal * .
BLAIII , Neb. , August 10 , [ Special to Tun
Br.E ] A man by the name of Grcblo drove
into town to-day with eight large sized calves
in his wagon-box. Ho was on his way to Calhoun -
houn , where ho intended to kill und ship them
to Omaha. Two of them wcro nearly dead.
Several citi/cns tried k prevail on him to un
load part for fear they , would all smother. Ho
would not , but when ho found they intended
to arrest him ho agreed to unload throe. IIo un
loaded two und started his team on a run for
Calhoun with the balance nearly dead. Tlio
deputy sheriff stnrted horseback after him nnd
brought him buck to town. Ho paid a line of
$5 and costs , amounting to f 11 , and took part
of the calves , loft the balance and went on his
way to Calhoun to kill and ship to Omnnn ,
The Trial of Fnriucr Murrlsfi.
KEAKNEV , Neb. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB HEK.I An adjourned term of
the district court convened Monday morning ,
taking up the Murrish murder trial. The
day was spent In cmpannollug a Jury. The
Thetaking of testimony began Tues
day morning and lasted until yeslcrday
evening. The spsech-mnking closed
this evening nt 4 o'clock nnd the Jury ,
after listening lo n lengthy charge by Judge
Hntncr , retired nnd are still out. George
Evans nnd A. H. Conner appeared for the
state nnd made nn able prosecution. Greene
& Hosteller and F. L. Huston , of Kearney ,
assisted by Charles Kiloy , of Sidney , were
attorneys for tbo defense. It is tlio general
opinion that Murrish will bo found guilty of
manslaughter. The crime for which ho Is
arraigned is for shooting his wife last spring ,
whom ho caught in the act of adultery with
his hired man.
Reclaimed by Her Father.
, Neb. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. | Miss Minti Hunt , who
was a performer In Black Bros. " dime circus ,
was mot accidentally by her father yesterday
.In the postofllco. She had left her homo In
Axtell about two months ago for parts un
known , since which time her falhcr has never
lired searching lor her. Afler considerable
parleying she decided lo go home , and Ihey
left togeihcr about 4 o'clock in the evening ,
leaving the circus people in doubt as to her
whereabouts. Shu Is C young lady about nine
teen years of age , und has the bearing of re
finement.
A Candidate Itesl ns.
PAWJJIB : CITV , Nob. , August 10. [ Special
to THE Ben.J Politics has taken a now lurn
in this county. H. C. Worthnm , spoken of
as n camlidnlo for representative , sent word
to Julius Rhodes , n rival for that oftlco , nnd
nn oppanent in the same party , that ho
( Wortiitim ) would hot oppose Rhodes. So
that Uhodes , of this city , and C. M. Corlett ,
of Biircharu , an attorney , will light for the
place. '
IlepubllcaiiH nt Tokninnh.
TEKAMAU , Nob. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Tiio republican conven
tion passed off without excitement. H. A.
Harding was nominated for representative ,
H. Jcgor for county commissioner , E. W.
Peterson for county' ' altornoy nnd F. E. Ward
for clerk of the district court to 1111 a va
cancy. _
Kearney A'otes Moro
KiunsEV , Neb. , August 10. [ Special Tel
egram to THE HUE. ] A special election for
bonding the city for 155,000 for the Nebraska
Southern railway was carried to-day by al
most n unanimous vato. Twenty-llvo thous
and dollars In bonds were voted for n now
city hall. The people uro Jubilant over tno
result.
Il.-ilu Will Spoil the He-union.
DAKOTA CITT , Nub. , August 10. [ Sposial
to TUB HEE.J Iho pioneers' reunion at
Hilcmnn's cgrovo next Saturday , which has
up to this time promised to ho the largest
and most interesting gathering over held in
Dakota county , will prove ti failure in consequence
quence of the almost incessant rains.
Will Vote on Court Housn Bonds.
FJIEMOXT , Neb. , Xugust 10. [ Special Tel
egram to TUB But. ] The Dodge county
su per visors decided io-day by a unanimous
vote to submit the question of voting $50,000
bonds for a new court house nt the election
this fall. j
A Crazy South Oiniihan.
DAKOTA CITV , Nob. , August 10. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] A cr.izy man about
thirty-flvo years ofa , giving the name of
Hugh Bergen , claiming to hail from Ar
mour's packing hou.so.ln South' Omaha , wus
arrested and placed In Jail here yesterday.
REACHED AN AGREEMENT ,
The Republicans Now Practically
United on Tariff Revision.
RESULTED FRpM THE CAUCUS.
Senator niandcrHon Dcolarcn
Overhead ICIectrio Wires The De
funct Oklahoma nill Hnwlny's
Heavy Ordinance Measure.
Itcimtillcnns United on t lie Tariff.
WAsiiiNaTONHuiiEAU THE OMUIA BKE , 1
513 FoUHTEBNTltSTIlKRT , V
WASHINGTON. 1) . C. , August 10. 1
Despite the statement to the effect that
little was done witli the tariff last night at
the meeting of republican senators at Sena
tor Chandler's house , It is learned to-day
that the question was most thoroughly dis
cussed nnd so far as any differences between
the republicans are concerned was prac
tically setlled. Thqpo were no longer any
doubls among Hie republican scunlors lo-day
as lo Iho faol that the senate committee on
Hnancc .vould report u tariff bill and that the
senate would pass it If it had to stny hero
unlll December 1. Indeed most of the scnn-
lors believe Hint Iho present congress will
sit a year if it passes a tariff bill. Senator
Spooner said yesterday that ho should op
pose the report of any tariff bill until ono
was formulated tint every republican semi-
tor could support , nnd so certain was lie
that such a bill could bo formulated that ho
emphatically expressed the opinion that con
gress would not adjourn at all this year , but
would take n short recess nt election and re
turn to business nt tlio old stand , to con
tinue straight along until March 4 , next.
Senator Spooner must have become satisfied
last nii'ht that his prediction was true , for
the caucus decided that no adjournment
would take place until n tarllt bill wns
Vassed. The tariff , it was learned nt the
caucus , is formulated , and that the commit
tee on finance will be ready to report it
about tlio middle of next week. The com
mittee has three more hearings which it desires -
sires to give manufacturers before reporting
the bill , nnd these will delay it. The com
mittee found thrco obslacles in uniting upon
u bill. Thcso three items wore , free wool ,
free sugar nnd free lumber. The
la t caused the greatest dtftioulty. Snbln ,
Plumb anil Mandorson were strongly in
favor of frto lumber , nnd insisted at the
meeting last night that tnero should be no
compromise upon that question. Sabln made
a strong appeal for the tolal abolition of Iho
duly , and was followed by Plumb und Mun-
dorson , who strongly urged that the Interests
of the treeless section should bo considered.
Spooner and other senators from lumber
states opposea this action , and after a full
and free conference it was decided that n
compromise in justice to nil parties should bo
accepted and that the bill should contain n
reduction on lumber of 50 per cent or $1 per
1,000. Tno duty on sugar next look tlio nl-
lonlion of Iho caucus , Senator Plumb de
claring that ills stale could not accept the f > 0
per cent reduction on sugar made in the
comuiillco's bill. The caucus llnally agreed
that the reduction should not bo over X %
percent , but this did not plcaso Plumb. It
is said that ho will give Iho bill his support ,
however. Tlio wool clause was uot settled ,
but it is staled lhat there will bo little dif
ference of opinion among the senators when
the bill is reported. TUOureductlon on lum
ber is said to bo quite a victory for Senators
Sabln , Plumb and Mauderson , who made n
strong fight to have the entire duty taken off.
JHNDEimUf ON OVERHEAD EI.iCrillO : WIUES.
In the senate to-day during the considera
tion of a communication from the district
commissioners , in relation lo permits recently
issued for the erection of overhead wires to
be used in the street railways hero Senator
Mauderson tool ; occasion to innko some ob
servations which uro of interest to the people
of Omaha and other places where street rail
roads nro run or to be run by electricity. He
said that the electric railroad experiments
whle ho had witnessed had taught him that
overhead wires were dangerous and that
thsro should bo no obstacle placed in the way
of pedestrians nnd animals in Die streets.
He had had occasion lo look into the subject
of elcctrio railways und wns convinced
lhat the stringing of wires for mo
tive power was objectionable not only
because of the unsightliness of the poles anil
wires , but because everyone who came In
contact with them was In eminent danger.
Ho favored n system of underground wiics.
This might not bo as cfllcient but it was not
dangerous. Ho preferred above nil other
electric systems for motive power , the slor-
ugo bnllery.Unless wires exposed lo con-
lact by pers/ns nnd nuiimils are ihoroughly
insulated tbfo danger wns very great. Sena
tor Mandorson was endorsed iu this view by
a number of senators und the prospects are
thaj. . Ihe overhead syslcm of wires will bo
prouibiled in Washinglon.
COUIlTOt' ISDIVN JIEl'llEDATION CLU.M3.
At tlio republican senatorial caucus last
night Senator Paddock succeded in securing
recognition of the bill to establish n court of
Indian depredation claims. He was prom
ised that there should bo an early report
from the committee on Indian affairs and
that the committee on order of business
would place it upon the calendar , for con
sideration before the tariff bill is taken up
for debate.
debate.THE
THE OKLAHOMA DILI , DEID.
Another determined effort was made in the
house to-day , by Springer of Illinois , to
secure consideration of the Oklahoma bill.
Representative Lyinnn nnd othern objected
strenuously and the measure went over.
There Is very litllo , if any , probability lliat
the Oklahoma bill will bo passed during the
session of congress as a nuniDcr of members
are committed against it. Inasmuch as there
will not bo n quorum present when the bill
can bo taken up , a single objection will lay
it over.
IIEAVV 01ID1NANCE.
After all there will bo some heavy ordi
nances procured by tlio act of this congress.
Tlio house to-day passud the fortifications
bill , but It is understood that Senator Haw-
' amendment to the bill which
ley's army , ap
propriates nearly fil.OIO.OOJ for heavy guns
and the establishment of gun factories to bo
owned by the government will bo adopted by
botn houses.
MISCELLANEOUS.
It is belfovcd generally that this session of
congress will last until the next ono con
venes In December , and that there will bo
but u fortnight's intermission Just before
election.
This evening's Critic has n lot of humorous
paragraphs ubout the members of tlio house
during the hot weather , and among tliom
Ihis , relating to ttio Council Bluffs representative -
sentativo : "Mr. Lymun is ono of the first
members on the floor in the morning. His
time is taken up in answering letters. After
ho gets through ho strolls round the house
nnd enjoys u chat with some fellow member
on national affairs. His favorite position is
to rest his arms on the railing outsldo the
seats and his chin on the brass rod. In tula
ultilude ho looks llko a wingless cherub. "
Mr. nnd Mrs. C , S. Lake , of Da Moincs ,
who have been vibiting Mrs. General Dye ,
have loft for New York. They will visit
Boston , Niagara , Quebec and olhcr points
north , returning homo when cold weathet
sets In again. "
Ono of the most distinguished visitors ol
the week has been Judge James Grant , ol
Iowa.
The long list of his successful cases before
the supreme court of the United States
Huulciently attest his standing at the bar
Judge Grant Is n North Carolinian by birth. .
Ho moved to Chicago and became a pioncci
of the northwest. Ho Is now a millionaire ,
UK n result both of his oxtcnsivo legal practice
und of his Judicions investments.
PKIIIIY S. HUATU.
Defeated by a Party Vqte.
WASHINGTON , August 10. Morgan's mo.
tlon to | x > stpone the fisheries treaty till December
comber was.dofeated by a strict party vote-
yeas , 21 j nays , .27.
NKI1UASKA NEWS.
DawcH County KcpubllcanM.
CiuntioN , Neb. , August 10. [ Special Tele-
pram to THE BEK.J Tlio county convention
of Dawcs county was held at this plaeo
lo-day. 0lio following candidates wer nomi
nated : For county attorney , ) I. Billiard , of
Whitney ; for county commissioner , J. H.
Burger , of Crawford. The convention en
dorsed the Hon. Alfred Barlow , of Chadron ,
as candidate for senator from Dawcs county
and allowed him to name delegates lo Ino
senatorial convention nl Kushvllle , Septem
ber 5 , nnd ulso the congressional convention
at CUUron , September 0. Following nro the
deletes : J. B. Curlv , E. E. Kagan , T. F.
Powers , H. D. Winshlp , B. H. McGrow.V. .
H. Koynolds , nnd F. S. Uodenbcrgcr. The
delegntes to tlio state convention nro : E. E.
Egiiii , G. A. Vimlnwigun . F. Hnywnrd ,
S. B. Cunningham , F. Al. Dorrlnglon , of
Chvdron ; A. J. Carpenter , of Whitney , and
Leroy Hall , of Crawford.
The Canipmi'ctlnc at GrcHliam.
GUE HVM , Neb. , Augusl 1(1. ( [ Special Telegram -
gram lo THE BEE. ] The campmeelliig nt
this plaeo began last evenliiir. Kev. J. T.
Minehart , pastor of the Grace M. E. church
of Lincoln , preached tlio opening sermon. A
splendid corps of Christian workers are hero
and moro nro to cjino. Those now hero uro :
Kov. E. W. Baughman , pastor of the
Gresham M. E , church ; Ilcv. J.T. Mincharl ,
Lincoln ; Kov. L. F. Smith nnd wife , Linwood -
wood ; Kov. Abcrn , the blind ovnngelist , and
his wife , from Superior , and Miss Fleming
and Mrs. M. E. Kobeits , of Lincoln. Miss
Fleming will conduct a class in the study of
the lifo of Christ and Mrs. Kobcrts is con-
dueling children' * meetings. The outlook is
for a series of very pleasant and profitable
meetings , which tire lo last to tlio 2slh. Dr.
Paine , of Lincoln , will bo hero next week.
Elder Beans will arrive from the mounlnitis
of Colorado before tlio meetings close.
The Farmers' Plonlc.
Winoo , Neb. , Augusl 10. [ Special lo THE
; JuE. ] Yesterday the Wahoo band went to
> dnr Bluffs to furnish music for the elevator -
vator picnic given by Iho Farmers' Co-opcrat-
vo association. The association was formed
several days ago witti a capital stock of $100-
000 , for the purpose of buying grain and llvo
stock and dealing in lumber. Ex-Senator
Van Wyck , ex-Governor ' Butler
nnd Dr. Abbott , of Fremont ,
were present and made speeches. Both Gov
ernor Bullcr nnd General Van Wyck made
strong anti-monopoly talks und favored a
ludicoilb revision of the tariff. Tlio fanners
pledged themselves lo send representatives
: o Lincoln who would favor tlio election of
3eneral Van Wyck to tlio United States sen
ate.
_
Crops In Northeastern Nebraska.
O'NEILL , Neb. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Reports from thirty-
iiino points in northeastern Nebraska to-day
show that small grain is a bad failure. Wheat
and oats have been almost ruined by rust ,
hull nnd wind storms. Only n small portion
of the fields will bo cut , and the rains of tlio
past few days have caused grain to sprout
badly. Corn has a fair prospccl , allhough
considerably blown down by wind , and very
lale.
_
Destroyed by Ijl litnlne ,
WAHOO , Nob. , August 10. [ Special to Tun
BEE. ] Tuesday night a terrific storm passed
over this part of the counlry , which did con
siderable damage. Mr. Otto , living in Klch-
land precinct , hud his barn struck and burned
up by lightning. Ho had eight horses In the
barn , but succeeded in getting out four of
them. The other four pcrl.slicd. Mr. A.
Le'cse , living just out of town , had a cow
killed by lightning , and a goou deal of other
damage was done.
An Elevator Struck Hy
FAIIIFIELD , Neb. , August 10. [ Special to
THE BKK.I Gregg Bros' , elevator was struck
by lightning and burned lo the ground tit nn
early hour this morning. The elevator was
almost entirely omply. One empty box car
belonging lo tlio Kansas City & Omaha rail
road jvas also consumed. There was no in
surance on the elevator ,
Republicans at Ord.
Onn , Nob. , August 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tim BEE. ] The republican county con
vention mot to-day and made the following
nominations : Keprcsentalivo , H. Wcslover ;
county attorney , I. J. Clements ; coroner ,
F. D. Holderman ; county commissioner.
Brown Johnson. Delegates to the state and
senatorial conventions were also made.
ItopnbllcaiiH at Oakland.
OAKUND , Neb , , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Tlio republican conven
lion this afternoon nominated W. A. Harding
and Mont Everett for rcprcsentalives , E. W.
Peterson for county attorney , and Mr. .Tegcr
for commissioner. Harding nnd Everett are
botli slrong men and favor Iho submission of
u prohibitory amendment.
A Victory For SubmlHsion.
FUEMONT , Neb. , August ! ( ! . [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The Fremont republican
primaries were held to-niglit nnd lightly at-
lended. The vole on Iho submission ques
tion stood 41 for aud IS ngainst.
EVIliS OF 1SIMIUUA.TION.
IntcrcBttni : Testimony Fnrnlahcd by
Kainucl Uomprira.
NEW YOHK , August 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BEE. ] Tim most interesting testi
mony given to-day before Iho congressional
investigation was that of Samuel Gompers ,
president of the American federation of la-
Dor. lie described the features of his or
ganization and these of the central labor
union nnd Iho Knights of Labor. Gompers
played a prominent part ns counsel for the
lockcd-out brewery workmen in tholr recent
appearance before the state board of arbi
tration.
The American federation of labor has in
its ranks nbout 590,000 men , some of whom
belong to the Knights of Labor. Gomncrs
is n cignnniiUcr by trade. Chairman Ford
asked him his opinion of the present excess
ive immigration. His opinion summarizes
ns follows :
Ho considers unhealthy nnd forced
immigration n curse to the work
men. Voluntary immigration ho could
not find nny fault with. Ho cited nn Instance
when , in 1&S3 , tlio cigurmukcrs working in
the cigar factory of A. Sherman At Co. of
Milwaukee , went on a strike. That firm ail-
vorliscd in Austrian newspapers for hands.
The advertisements were highly colored , nnd
staled'how happy people could live near Milwaukee -
waukeo and have good wages. Tiio witness
said that many people came from Bohemia
upon reading these advertisements. Gompers
said four years ago , when the times were
hard in Poland , and the Jews were being
persecuted , Hebrew charity organizations
wcro formed hero und assisted thousands
of Polish Jews to this country.
They wcro given employment In
cloak nnd cigar factorial , with the result
that Americans were crowded to the wall.
The present condition of American cigar-
makers was deplorable on account of forced
immigration. In this city 40 per cent of the
cigarmakers were aliens who scarcely ever
learned to speak EngKsh ,
The witness hud been recently in the coal
mines of Pennsylvania and witnessed the
deplorable poverty among tlio miners. Hun
garians came hero because the coal batons
advertise for them In Europe.
Mary Fabric ! said that she worked on but
tonholes und only earned 40 cents a day by
using u nccdlo from 5 o'clock In the morning
until 10 o'clock at night. She shares with
three families four rooms , for which f 15 per
month Is paid , fifteen persons living in the
apartments.
Cnttierine Fabric ! said that she worked nt
the same trade the greater part of Iho day
and at night for about 50 cents , with which
she hail to support herself und two children.
She buys cheap meat and bread and uses no
butter , living foe ubout "J cents a day ,
'fftiii'Ul
THE VETERAN BRASS PICKERS
A Merry Party of Old Timers TnUo
a Day's Outliiff.
WHO THEY ARE , WHAT THEY DID.
Itciinloti of Men \Vlio Dcnorvcilly
llaiiUcil us tin ; UruvcNt of tlio
llravo DtifltiK tlio
Civil War.
The Old Thni ! Operators.
Ciuauio , August 10. It was n rollicking ,
ireat hearted crowd which thronged th3
.Iccks of Captain Dave Coehrano's steamer ,
the John A. Dlx , this afternoon. The rcproi
sentatlves of two grcal eras In the history Q <
the United States had been tendered nn ox d
L'lirsion on Luke Michigan by the local ns-
Roolalton , nnd it was not nt all Inappropriate )
that at leasl ono of Iho organisations present }
should tuku ils outingon u bo it named after )
ono who IKK I snld tliul Instant death nlono
could nlono for nny disrespect to the Ameri
can Hag. Tlio crowd on this occasion wnd
composed of Iho representatives of the "old
time telegaaph operators" and the "United
Stales military telegraph corps" of the civil
war , who for iwo days have met tocethor ii
Joint session fur the furtherance of good
fellowship.
Tlio llrst of thcso organ izatlona
represents the entire telcirraph service of tlio
United States during tlio lirst twenty-fivcl
years of its existence. It Includes In ittf
membership Iho boys who handled Iho first
rude instruments at the time of their Inven
tion by Morso. When Iho armies of Iho union
swept across Iho vast theater of war souiu
iu the far west along the Mississippi , soiiui
marching on Atlanta , nnd others fighting on
bloody fields in Virginia il was nccessurylo ;
keep in constant communication with the ]
headquarters in Washington. Tins only could
only bo done by moans of the telegraph.
Each army had Its corps of operators with
it , and their duties were particularly
arduous. None of the relaxations
altoiuhiiit upon the Incidents oC
camp lifo wcro theirs. They worked early
and late , receiving and Bending dispatches ,
translaling ciphers , and keeping in constant
communication with detached corps , nnd
with headquarters.
Some of the operators were exposed to pe
culiar dangers. Often during the retreat of
an army ho and ills follows would bo left lt
the rear , exposed to the enemy until the lasll
moment , in order to take advantage of nny
hope which might bo sent in Hie way of In
telligence that reinforcements were at hand.
After the operator had climbed the telegraph !
poles , and connecting his Instruments with a
wire , ho would hold communicar
lion whllo exposed to the galling
lire of the rebel BliarpshpoterBj.
ho slept Iu swninps nnd laid his life down oil
the battlefield as bravely as the bravest ?
soldier.
But the peculiar responsibility of the spr-1
vlco lay with the cipher operators. There )
wcro about live of these in Washington , nnA
each general had ono with him. The cipher !
operator received nnd interpreted dispatches
of the mosl momonlous nuturo. Often hp
had the passwoiul long in ndvanco of tUj >
tlmo when it was to bo used. Mr. E. Koso-
waler , editor of THE OM VIIA Br.i : , had tncj
password of the corps with which ho waS
connected for weeks in ndvanco , when nofi
oven the general of Iho army knew it.
During the grent civil struggle over flN
teen thousand miles of wire were in operas
tlon , nnd over thirteen million messages worq
estimated to have been sent. About twelve ?
hundred operators were employed nnd nearly
three hundred wore killed , wounded or capV
lured on Iho Hold of balllo.
Through Ihe efforts of General Rosccrnfla -
n bill was introduced In Iho house which rod *
ogni/.cd Ihe value of Iho services during thol
war and made provision for pensions. Thlj
was referred and re-referred to commiCi
tecs in the house and finally waa
passed with the exception of the penj
sion clause. Moro delay resulted nifq
finally it got to the senate , where now , wltji
the exception of any pension provision , it i ?
awaiting passage by that body. $
Among the present in Chicago now are tt)4 ) 1
following : < i
U. 11. Woolsoy , R. A. Taylor , E. L. Nor
cross , U. W. Dugtin , George M. Du an , Ed *
ward Kosownter , J. II. White. U. McKcnzloi , - ,
W. W. Smith , J. Cruise , W. II. WoooA 1
ruff , Charles Newton , W. J. Dcalyj 3
manager of the Now York branch ! *
of the Western Union servicoi * !
John Grant , M. T. B. Fuller , Joseph Knlttlol }
II. G. Stephenson , Lant S. Jones , W. L. Ivesj
Thomns Finnegan , E. M. Toinlinson , K. J *
Hutchlnsoji , James D. Kind , C. C. Ilino , tty
K. Smith and other gentlemen from nil parti
of the union who held positions of rcsponsU
bility nnd trust in the various localities la
which they reside. .
Tills morning llie "Oldtimcrs" hold a brlc (
Rcssion , choosing the following officers i
President , Colonel Carlos 13. Taylor , Frank4
fort , Ky. ; vice president , Day 13. SmilL
Kansas City ; secretary nnd trcasurcrj
Arllinn J. Dcnly , New York.
Tiio next nnnunl meeting will ho held Jtt
Louisville , Ky , during the third week iti
September , IbS'J. After the return from thp
excursion both organisations snt down tea
banquet at Kinsley's.
Ollicial Crookedness.
DEAIMVOOD , Dak. , August 10. [ Specla
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Wallio J. Hill , wk >
was arrested some days since in Iowa
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charged with tlto upproprialion of govern * J
inout money lo himself whllo in Iho govern- } 1
inenl employ at Spoarllsh , was brought into A
tlio United States court to-day , and on S
hearing was discharged , as ihero was nod
sufllcionl evidence to hold him.
Postmaster J. C. W. White , of Carbonate ,
Dak. , who wns short fl50 iu his accounts } !
plead guilty to Hie charge and will bo son *
toiuibu on Saturday in the United States ! ,
court.'J ' |
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Mistaken For a Ilurulnr. ;
DEVOWOOD , Dak. , August 13. [ Spegjal j
Telegram to THE BEE. ] Last night nt Minity
sola , twenty-two miles north of hero , Franil
Thulen shot and killed Jolm E. Clark , d
blacksmith , taking him for a thief. It scciua
that some parties wlio were coming homo lafot
saw n light In Thulen's blnckHmith shop , nn $
Ihlnking there was something wrong jn
formed him of it. Ho arose from his bcff.
and. armed with a shot gun , proceeded t ( )
the building. Clark ran on hearing Iho api
preach of Thulen , and thu latter shot hirhl
Ho lived about an hour nfter being shot.
I'oliticmiMi Murdered.
LOUISVILLE , August 10 , Early this mprrif
Ing , whllo Officers Jones and Koscnfccrg vlofCt
attempting to make an arrest at a house OM
Lnfuyetto street , which has become notori
ous for the crimes rommlttcd there , bolU
were stabbed to death by Charles ledger
formerly a private policeman uod wutchinatu
Another noiilmiKur Itlnt.
PAKIS , August 10. General Uoulanger jjfy
rived at Doullcns from Amiens last ovenlii'gj
A not occurred batwoun his supuorters and
his opponents , and the troops wcro called trf
suppress them.
GcncraHJoulangcr arrived at Abbevlllo tO-
day. Ho went' to the cemetery of the plac.d
for the purpose of putting a wreath upon tlitf
tornb of Admiral Courbot. Upon leaving tHu
cemetery General Houlangor addressed a
crowd which had gathered. A row followed.
and u largo number of arrests were made. '
Two Million Dollar Fire.
LONDON , August 10. Advices from Cayj
cnnc , French Guiana , states that the busU
nebs portion of that city was destroyed by
Are. Loss , $2,000,000. ,
Hnnlon's Sou Duriiptl to Danthi
TouoNio , Out , August 15 , Edward Han *
Ion , jr , , a young sgn of llanlon , the oarsmaof
while playing with mutches last night , sett
tire to his clothing and Was burned to ( icatbjj
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