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OMAHA DAILY BEE.
EIGHTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA. THURSDAY MORNING. AUGUST 23. 1SSS ; NUMBER 70.
PLOTTING FOR THE OFFICES.
Lincoln Full to Overflowing With
Stcito Politicians.
CORPORATION CROWD ON HAND.
The Oil llooin GIUIK Making Mighty
liffortH to Capturn lie
Convention The 10 nil
Not In Hl lit.
Tlio Outlook at Midnight.
LINCOLN , Nob. , August 2. . ( Special Tele
gram to Tun HEI : . ] The delegates to the
republican state convention are nearly all on
the ground. Tlio corridors of the hotels are
packed closely. Crowds of people are gath
ered in knots and groups on thu streets ad
jacent to the Capitol and Windsor hotels.
Carriages are rolling rapidly back and foith
convoying delegates and lobbyists to or from
the railroad headquarters , where conferences
nre in progress day and night. Captain Phil
lips , ot thu Lincoln Town Lot company , and
Deweso , of the Hurlington , huvu been mar
shalling the railroad forces nil day loni' for
tlio coming fray , and trying to organize n
combine with the bankers who arc struggling
for the deposits of thu stale treasury.
John M. Thurston , with the Union Pacific
mercenaries , reached the battle ground early
this afternoon , and the regular oil room con
tingent landed nt the Capitol hotel at 100 : ! !
] i. m , Thu gang of Omaha Third ward bums
followed closely on their heels , cheering
lustily for Yost , and rushed headlong into
the hotel bar room.
A birdseyo of the crowd at the Capitol
hotel creates the Impression that we are on
the of bankers' and brokers'
tt eve a convcn-
fy tlon. Almost every other man is a bank
ofllecr , broker or money lender. The most
prominent among these anxious financiers
nro the lending Omaha und Lincoln bankers.
The contest over the stuto treasurer over
flhndnws everything and baffles all calcula
tion as to the outcome. The fact that the
Btnto treasurer has at his disposal nil thu
way from three quarters of n million to a
million and a half. Is suggestive
in this struggle for the stuto deposits , plates
and countcrplutc.s , combines and counter-
combines rule the hour. Nobody can foretell -
toll which of the bank rings will carry off
the capital prize to-morrow.
Of the twelve candidates for treasurer ,
Einscl , Yost , Graham and Hill rank in the
order In which they are naine.l. Tlio back
crs of Einsol and Yost claim over two hund
red delegates each , but neither will muster
more than one ono hundred mid seventy-live
on the first ballot.
It is currently reported that Councilman
Hascall , of Omaha , who comes as a Yost del
cgate , will bo sprung to-morrow ns a candl
for lieutenant governor. Tills may com
plicate Yost's chances materially. The gen
eral Impression now Is that Yost has
no chance of n nomination in any event m
less Einscl or Hill combine with him. This
is not probable , oven if it wcro practicable
Hath Einscl nnd Hill feel confident and hopo-
ful. They could not deliver their following
to Yost oven if they wanted to ,
A canvass of the delegates Indicates tun' '
Attorney General Lceso has strength cnougl
to ensure his nomination. His principal op
ponent , Scott , who is known to bo a H. & M
attorney , lacks warm support in his own del
egation , nnd can not hold it solid more thai
two ballots in any event.
The auditorshlp , which is by all odds th
most Important office in the state , is liable t
go to a railroader by default. Grosshanf
the only candidate who Is free from en
tangling alliances , is not pushing his can
va'ss with the sumo vigor as his competitors.
The insurance clique , headed by Captain
Palmer , are working hard for Hcnton. In
this state the auditor Is the insurance com
missioner , which explains the why and
wherefore.
The land commlssioncrship Is nn uncertain
quantity , depending upon whuro the treas
urer and auditor coino from , and with which
of the treasury combines the respective can
didates arc identified.
An Afternoon View of the Scene.
LINCOLN , Neb. , August 22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun UEE. ] It Is becoming moro and
more apparent that n combination is forming
that means Yost for treasurer , Ucnton for
umfitor nnd Irvine for attorney general. Hut
It will bo whisked to the breezes. It lacks
backbone. The collusion of the railroad and
insurance corporations to that end can never
win. For it to do so would bo party suicide.
Palmer , the insurance nabob of the statcund
defunct candidate for lieutenant governor , is
undertaking to bolster Hcnton. Congress
man Dorsey pats him on the back and says ,
! "elck 'cm. " This is all there is to Uenton's
Doom , and he is bound to go where
the woodbine twinoth. Where Jrvino
is to get his strength out-
bldo of n sickly combination is a conumdrum.
Llko Scott , ho will simply lloat until ho
iloats home. These gentlemen stand moro
1 clmnco of bulug struck by lightning than they
tlo by the attorney generalship.
Some of the level headed delegation Insist
that n sensible combination of any kind can
not bo mado. It begins to look that way.
Unless some of thu perplexing questions aio
settled in caucus the convention will bo ono
of the most memorable over held in thestute.
It will bo a night's siege , to say the least ,
nnd then the end will not bo In sight.
' The York delegation will do some heavy
i' work for Lundccn whenever It is
found that Scott is nn Impossi
bility. Scott out of the wny of nctlvu work
en tno part of thu delegation would make
Lu ml ee u a formidable candidate for commis
sioner of public lands and buildings. Ho
would make Jake Daw hunt his hole , and
Charley Carter would have to do some lively
scratching. The convention will hear more
of this man Lundcrn than It now anticipates.
His canvass Is in the hands of somu wary
politicians.
Cropsoy ana Halrd are unknown quantities
in the race for state treasurer. The same
thing practically can bo said of Harper ,
of Butler. They seem to bo making
no special fight , and are cling
ing to the phnmtom Hope like
grim death. They have their respective
counties , however , nnd muy hove thu gratifi
cation of naming the man. Graham and Hill
tire bending their energies In thu struggle
nnd the nomination of either of them would
bo n credit to the party and to the stato.
\Vlth the people they are unquestionably tlio
I i prlmo favorites. The names of other candl-
I ( dates might bo mentioned that would prove
equally as strong , but the expressed favor is
not so firm and doc * not give the same assur
ance of success.
Candidates are trading strength by working
on credulity and ambition. Selections of
presidential electors nro being made
based upon pledged support ot this
or that candidate for treasurer , au
ditor or commissioner , ns the case may bo.
Cuspcr E. Yost is especially prominent In
this little gnme. Ho is working It for nil it Is
worth. His spotters nro leaving no stone un
turned that possibly may deliver him goods.
"Union Pacific John , " however , is to bo made
nn clectornllarge. . This honor is claimed
for him by right of the distinguished services
ho has rendered to the republican party. So
it goes. Candidates are twisting and squirm
ins. The end is .not in sight and
tliero is no prospect of its
sudden appearance. Egan of Dawes , Iddlugs
of Lincoln , uud Humphrey of Pawnee , arc
nmongtho Nnbrnslcnns mentioned for presi
dential electors. Just what goods they are
pledged to deliver for tlio honor is not
known. If not of the oil room crowd for
revenue only there may bo n change for the
gratification of | 'rsonul ambition. Hut it is
safe to bet that Humphrey has promised the
Pawnee delegation , body nnd soul , to Yost ,
Einscl or Ucnton , and possibly to all of them.
Ho belongs to the class ymt co the whole
hoir.
hoir.With
With two or three exceptions the candi
dates are nil here. Paul Schmlnku , of Otoe ,
will arrive this evening , nnd all of tlio known
candidates for stnto treasurer will boctigaged
in thecanvass. . Tlio honest miller goes to
the bat hist , but tlicro is such n thing as hat
ting the ball beyond the Held and making a
home run. Delegations came lit swarms on
tlio noon trains , Kvery county in the state
will bo represented to-night or early In the
morning , and thu lobby will buz/.as sweetly
as though the play was United States sena
tor making. It Is said that a supreme ef
fort will bo made by thu rail
road ana corporation henchmen to-night to
gain control of the situation. If they fail
they will try to make it n rotiith-nnd-tumblo
fight , nnd work upon the cupidity of the nov-
ieo and disappointment of the defeated , hop
ing In tills way to capture ! the coveted pn/es.
or enough of them to servo their purpose and
ends. The enemies of tlio people are full of
resources nnd they are bent on using any
means , however treacherous and damnable ,
to make it iKissiblo for them to continue their
fleecing thu shippers and thus rob the pro
ducer and consumer.
Lccso will go before the con
vention with 25 to HOO votes. Hut
for nil that his strength is his only weak
ness. Tlio field against him and n combina
tton is possible , but not probable. The rep
rcsentatives of the people are on the keenest
alert and will attempt to checkmate any de
cided move of this kind.
Hit On * Ills Hnr.
KKAIINEY , Neb. , August B2. [ Special Tel
egram to TUB BEE.I E. O. Edwards and
Mike Sullivan , young farmers living a few
miles east of the city , got into an altercation
this afternoon about a bit of neighborhood
gossip , resulting in the entire loss of an car
from the latter , which was bitten off by Ed
wards , the assaulting party. A hearing was
given him tills evening before u Justice , and
ho was bound over for his appearance at the
disttict court in tlio sum of $500.
A Little nin/.c nt Hcnkl < 'innn.
HENKI.EM N , Neb. , August 22. [ Spocia
'clogrnm ' to Tun Uii.l : The Commorein
,010 ! narrowly escaped burning Urn morn
ng. Keiosluo oil was spilled on the iloor ,
'lie clerk , to dispose of it , applied a match
np in an instant the room was abhuo am
ad it not been for the Uro department tlio
uildlng would soon have been in aslu s. As
t was the lire was soon subdued with bu
light damage.
Another Nchraska. City rtnrjj'nry.
NBIIKASKA Cirv , Neb. , August , 23. | Spceia
: o Tin : lii ! : : . ] The safe at the NoOruski :
! ity Munnfaoturing company's oflico wa1
> lown entirely to pieces by burglars las
lijht , but only a small amount of cash wa :
icctired. The town seems to be overrun bj
hioves nnd robberies nre of almost nightlj
ic'curreneo. A reward of 525 is oflorcd for
my trace of thieves or goods stolen from
& Meyer's store Tuesday night.
A ! > Aiiierou9 Lodging Place.
SriT.uiou , Neb. , August 22. [ Spccia
Telegram to Tun BIE. : ] Lasteverilng an un
tnown man , while intoxicated , lay down 01
the 15. M. track Just west of the yards a
his place and the 13:40 : passenger cast strucl
nm while running at a high rate of speed
brewing him from the track and severely in
uriug him , though , it is thought , not fatally.
Objects of ClKirlty.
KEUINEV , Neb. , August22. ! [ Special Tele
gram to TUB HEB.I Mrs. E. Hoblnson , a
widow lady , arrived hero to-day In destitute
circumstances with three small children dc-
.lendent . upon her for support. The two old
est , eight and ten years respectively , were
taken up as vagrants and scut to the indus
trial school.
_ _
IJLAINIS'S STUMPING TOUU.
Ho Will Go Across tins Continent After
Miilne'H Klectlon.
AUGUSTA , Me. , August 22. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Hii.l Mr. Hlainu will start on
u trans-continental stumping tour one week
after the Maine election m October. Ho has
no detailed plans fur the campaign , and ho
will make none. Ho will place himself un
reservedly in tlio hands of the national com
mittee to use as they think best. If ho ROCS
as far west as California it will bo during tlio
last week of thu canvass , so that the time
spent In returning will not bo taken out of
the campaign. His speeches , with perhaps
ono exception , will bo short. Ho does not
feel able to undergo the severe strain of a
long series of two-hour stump speeches.
In the campaign of four years ago , owing to
thu great number of out door speeches which
ho delivered , ho overtaxed his volco somewhat
which , ho says , requires htm to bo careful of
it now. Mr. Ulaliio will speak once moro in
tlio evening at Lewiston this week and will
then go to Polano Springs to spend Sunday.
Wisconsin Republicans.
MILWAUKEE , Wis. , August 22. Tlio repub
lican state convention met in this city ntnoon
to-day. Philo S. Orton was chosen tem
porary chairman and .1. S. Reynolds tem
porary secretary. The usual committees
were appointed nnd adjournment was taken
to 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The following platform was adopted :
The republicans of Wisconsin , by their
representatives In convention assembled ,
hcartilv approve of the nominations of Hen-
juinin Harrison for president and LovlP. Mor
ton for vice president as candidates worthy
of the warm and united support of the repub
lican party. They approve the platform
adopted by the national republican conven
tion In Juno last ns outlining thu policy best
calculated to maintain and promote the wel
fare of the country nnd prosperity of its people
ple of all classes mid occupations. With re
gard to affairs of btatc , they offer ns the best
guarantee for the future unJ the strongest
claim to the continued confidence of the people
ple , tlio record of the present republican ad
ministration It is a record of the honest ,
economical , impartial and Judicious applica
tion of sound business methods to thu con
duct of the various departments of the state
government , lu conclusion , this convention
desires to express its recognition of the fidel
ity , ability and efficiency with which Gov-
ernov J. M. Husk has discharged tlio duties
of his responsible oflleu. Honest , courageous
and Just , ho has held the office of governor
longer than any of his predecessors , nnd has
so berne himself as to win the respect and
esteem of the whole people , Irrespective of
party division.
After taking an Informal ballot this after
noon , the convention adjourned until 8 o'clock
p. m. , when W. U. Hoard , of Fort Atkinson ,
was nominated for governor on the first bal
lot. George W. Rylaml was rcnominated
for lieutenant governor , Ernest G. Timmo
for secretary of state , II. H. Harshan for
i-tato treasurer. C , E. Estabrook for attorney
general , J. H. Thaycr for state superintend
ent , Atley Peterson for railroad commis
sioner nnd Phil Check for insurance commis
sioner.
_ _
A Brewery Bnrnril.
FOHT WAYNE , Ind. , August iii. The Berg-
heft brewery was totally burned this morn-
Ing. The fire originated from an explosion
in the malt room , The damages are $100,000 ;
insurance 25,000.
I < 'lori8tH in Convention.
NEW YOUK , August 3J. The fourth annual
convention of the Society of American
Florists was begun yesterday. Delegates
are present , from nil parts ot the United
States i.nd Camilla ,
m-i-Ih' Dentil.
LONDON , August 2i The death of Dlshop
Harris of Michigan occurred last evening at
the Langhaui hotel In London. Ho showed
symptoms of paralysis after preaching iu
Winchester cathedral recently.
,1TE REPUBLICAN1
Tholr Thirty-Third State Convention
Moots at Dos Moinos.
THE RURAL ELEMENT PREVAILS.
ParnierH Arc Not Versed In Ijaw Hut
They Ge ( There Jnut the
Same GraiiKer'H Luoky
Name.
Tno Town Ilcpnbllcnn Convention.
DnsMoiNE3 , la. , August22. | Special Tele
gram to THE Hr.E.l The thirty-third repub
lican state convention brought together
to-day a very largo but variegated set of men.
It looked very much like the crowd at a state
fair , so largely did the rural clement prevail
hundreds of delegates coming irom their
farms to the llrst state convention they ever
attended. The spirit of the crowd was of
about the amo quality and degree that
brooded over the legislature last winter when
the famous anti-railroad light was raging.
The convention was loaded with
a large club for everything that
smacked of railroad or corporation
Influence. The farmers and Jobbers
having concluded to take a hand in nolltics.
they were given full sweep , and they ruled
the day. All of this intense nnti-railioad
tooling has grown out of the licht last winter
ind its continuation this summer by the rail-
oads opposing tlio commissioners' schedule
ind having it enjoined in the courts. The
nest radical clement had prepared a slate
is'hich was to include the nomination of com
missioners Smith and Campbell , the selection
) f John Mahin of Muscatino for the third
; > lacc , the nomination of Judge Granger for
supreme Judge , nnd the renomimition of At
torney General Haker ; also the adoption of
resolutions endorsing Governor Liirrabeo's
course toward the railroads and sustaining
the commissioners in their lights. As the
convention was so largely inado up of farm
ers their judgment on legal matters
ivas not very discnmimitinir , and they fol
lowed a few leaders who had fixed up the
ilate without regard to the qualification of
ho candidates. As one man remarked ,
'Half tlio delegates can't tell the difference
Ijotwoen a lawyer and a lamppost , anil what
ilo they know about the right man for supreme
premo Judge and attorney general. " All the
same , they had the votes , and they swung
them In true nntl monopoly stylo. The suc
cessful candidate forsupremoJudgc.GranKcr ,
was very lucky In his name. It. took like
fire water with the gentlemen from the
slough water districts , and it is reported that
many of them voted for him under the im
pression that ho was named for hit love for
the farmer.
When the convention opened nt 11 o'clock
this morning it presented an animated nnd
handsome appearance. The stage of the
opera house was profusely decorated with
( laps , banners and streamers. Suspended
from the top was a life sized portrait of Harrison
risen , crowned with ( lags and an American
eagle. Beneath was a large banner , to which
a bandana was attached , carrying these
words in large letters :
"The eagle and the Hag beats the rooster
and the rag "
General Tuttle , who is pretty well known
from his connection with the Grand Army
encampment at St. Louis last year , stirred
up thu animals in his speech na temporary
chairman. The general is not an orator , but
when it comes to old fashioned cussing , with
the copperheads and rebels as the recipients ,
he Is very fluent. So lie devoted the mostof his
speech to what would some times bo called
tno "bloody shirt. " Ho sailed into Cleveland -
land for his pension vetoes and rebel Hag
order , and tore the administration to pieces
and threw them away. The farmers , for
thu tlmo being , forgot their special mission
at Des Moines and applauded vigorously.
There were no special incidents of interest
during the morning session , the rest of the
time being devoted to routine business.
When Senator Lafo Young , of Atlantic ,
took the chair after dinner as permanent
chairman , a red hot anti-monopoly speech
was expected , as he was ono of the leaders
in the light against the railroads last win
ter. Hut ho surprised the convention by
also sailing in on the "bloody shirt" issue ,
and touching up the tariff question , but say
ing not a word on the railroad question. Ills
speech was received with great cheering ,
showing that the convention was of the stal
wart kind on that Issue at least. An inci
dent followed that also showed the temper
the convention in this respect when a resolu
tion was introduced that it was the sense of
the convention that there should bo no re
duction of the revenue of the country till
every union soldier had received a service
pension. This was greeted with wild ap
plause , and was referred to thu committee on
resolutions.
Secretary of State Jackson nnd Auditor
Lyons were then renominnted by acclama
tion , the former having had two terms
and the latter one. When the nomination
of treasurer was reached , the precedent of
giving a third term to Jackson had its effect
in helping Twombly also , although General
Hceson , his only competitor , crowded
closely. Yet Twombly was ronominatcd for
a third term with a dozen votes to spare. As
usual , the secretaries got in a tangle ami
couldn't foot up the returns alike , and after
wrangling for a quarter of an hour the Gor-
dion knot was cut by the Marshall county
delegations from the homo of General Beo-
son moving to tnako Twombly's ' nomination
unanimous.
For supreme judge , Judge Sccvcrs , the
present supreme judge ; Judge Granger , of
Allnmakco county , and Judge Given , of Polk
county , wcro nominated on the first ballot.
Soovers received 203 votes , Granger 480
votes , and Given 247 votes. Oa the second
ballot Granger received 573 votes , Given 203 ,
and Seevers 101 votes.
The nomination of Judge Granger was
then made unanimous.
For attorney general , Hon. A. J. Baker ,
the present incumbent , Hon. J. I. Stone , of
Mills county ; H S. Winslow , of Jasper
county , and Milton Rumloy , of Johnson
county , wore placed in nomination. On the
first ballot Stone received S10 votes , Winslow
IS'.l votes , Baker 277 votes , and Uctnley Kit )
votes. On the second ballot Stone received
493 votes , Baker 215 votes , Winslow SO votes ,
and Rcmley US votes. Stone's nomination
was made unanimous.
The convention proceeded to the nomina
tion of railway commissioners. Some dis
cussion ensued ns to the manner of choosing
them , some wishing to elect three on ono
ticket , and others wishing to vote for each
separately. The plan of voting for thrco at
n time was adopted. At this tlmo great con
fusion prevailed , and it was with difficulty
that the chairman controlled the convention.
John Mahin , of Muscatiuo ; ex-Governor
Ncwhold , of Mount Pleasant ; Spencer
Smith , of Council Bluffs ; J. S. Lawrence , of
Sioux City ; F. T. Campbell , of Newton ;
Merritt Green , of Marshultown ; Day , of
Iowa City ; Kent , Klmball and Rossin , of
Humboldt , wcro placed In nomination , The
largu number of candidates made the calling
of the roll very long and tedious. The result
was us follows : Mahin , U02 ; Newhold , IS'J ;
Smith , 130 ; Lawrence , 812 ; Campbell , 843 ;
Kent , 71 ; Green , 40 ; Klmbnll , 22 ; Rossin ,
90 ; Falrourn. 20 ; Dey , S ; Wilson , 117 ; Conln ,
12 ; Williams , 21 ; Spencer Smith of Coun
cil Bluffs and Frank T. Campbell of
Newton , the present commissioners , having
received n majority of all the votes cast ,
wcru declared the nominees. The conven
tion then proceeded to ballot for the remainIng -
Ing commissioner , The second ballot re
sulted in the selection of Hon. John Mahin ,
of Muscatino , as the remaining candidate for
railroad commissioner. The vote stood :
Mahin , 5'iiJ ; Lawrence , 2W ; Kent , 17 ; New-
hold , 12J ; Rossin. 2.
A. 1C , Bailey havlmr refused to servo as
elector from the Fourth district , J. O.
Crosby was elected In his stead. For olec-
tors-at-largo , Judge Lewis , of Woodbury
county , Hon. Peter Hepbnrn and ox-Gov
ernor Stone wore named. Ex-Governor
Stone and Colonel Hepburn were elected by
acclamation.
The following were chosen as the state
central commltte : T. W. Tettlo'ck , Louisa
county ; L. P. Allen , Clinton county , Edgar
Picket , Hlnckhnwk county } E. W. Wilbur ,
Flovd county ; S. C. Luland , Tama county ;
O. M. Christian , PoweshluU county ; T. T.
Anderson , Warren county ; H. T. Granper ,
Adams county : A. L. Hnrvev , H rri on
county ; A. D. Hickncll , Humboldt county ;
Edcjar E. Mack , Buonu Vista county.
The following Is the committee on cre
dentials : James Hnrlan , Henry county ;
John Cownle , Iowa county ; M. H. Forbert ,
Dubuque county ; J. O. Crosby. Clayton
county ; S. C. MoFarlaud , Marshall county ;
J. G. Hutclilnson , Wapullo county ; William
M. Stone , Marlon county ; J. W. Harvey ,
Decatur county ; John H. Wood , Cnss
county ; J. 1C. Deal , Carroll county ; 0. D ,
Perkins , Woodbury county.
The platform was much more moderate
than hud been anticipated , speaking very
firmly for the proper control of railroads ,
but also for fair and just treatment to all
interests. It was received with great en
thusiasm , after which the convention ad
journed.
Illnck IlawK County Crop * .
WATEUI.OO , la. , August 22. [ Special to
THE UIE. : ] The crops of 1SSS are better In
Black Hawk county than for any preceding
rear for nearly two decades. Hay Is n fair
crop. The cold spring proved a blessing in
: lisgiiise. Corn is away ahead of what it
usually has been nt this time. Fields of
maize , ranging in height from ten to fifteen
feet , are quite thu rule , nnd so dense that
sunlight hardly penetrates to the earth.
Much of the oats in this county will yield
over fifty bushels per aero , few less than
thirty-live. Wheat will yield , on nn average ,
twenty-live bushels per acre.
Iowa College Chances.
IOWA CITY , la. , August 22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : BEE. | Judge Walter C. Dunton ,
of Rutland , Vt. , ono of the most prominent
lawyers of Vermont , n graduate of the Mid-
dlebury ( Vermont ) college nnd a trustee of
that institution , has accepted thu position of
resident professor in the law department of
the university and will move to Iowa City nt
once. Prof. Parker , for many years ono of
the most honored professors in the univer
sity , loft for Grinnell to-day , where ho takes
the chair of history.
Many Touchers In Attendance.
CAKIIOI.I , , la. , August 2.J. [ Special to Tnn
H EC. ] Tlio Carroll county normal institute ,
under the supervision of Prof. O. J. Lay-
lander , assisted by G. I. Miller , H. E. Hammond
mend , Miss Florence L. Walravcn nnd Har
riet H. Hickok , is in session nt this place.
The attendance is larger this year than at
any previous session , over 105 teachers being
enrolled. The term ends August 24.
A Woman Fatally Hurried.
Siorx CITV , la. , August 22. [ Special to
THE Bin : . ] A largo pile of paper in a corner
of a Swedish laundry caucht fire this morn
ing at ID o'clock , and a young woman , named
Hilda Johnson , was frightfully burned in
attempting to extinguish the ( lames. Her
clothes ignited , cooking thu llesh on her
limbs and body. The woman cannot re
cover. _
Ordered to Leave Town.
SHEN\NDOVII , la. , August 23. [ Special to
Tun Bui : ] The parents of Frank Philips ,
who was recently tarred and feathered hero ,
have been ordered to leave the town , which
they did this afternoon. The citizens inado
up a purse of J.iO for them.
FIFTIETH CONGKES9.
Senate.
WASHINGTON , August 22. The bill grantIng -
Ing Mrs. Sheridan n pension was reported to
the senate to-day and placed on the calendar.
As Introduced by Mr. Farwell , it carried
$5,000 a year. Tlio amount has been reduced
by the committee to § 3,500. ,
Mr. Beck offered an amendment to the
house tariff bill relating to the sinking fund
nnd had it referred to the finance committee.
The senate then proceeded to the consider
ation of the senate joint resolution appropri
ating $200,000 to suppress infection In inter
state commerce.
Adjournment then followed.
House.
WASHINGTON , August 22. In the house
Mr. Townshcnd of Illinois presented the conference
ferenco report on the army appropriation bill ,
making the amount appropriated $2'J,351,000.
This was agreed to.
The house then went Into a committee of
the whole on appropriation bills , after which
it adjourned.
mtoiCE UP "THE GANG.
A MIsHonrl Horse Thlef Evidence
Lends to Other Arrests.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , August 22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Charles Johnson , aged
twcnty-eicht years , ajid the son of a wealthy
farmer living about s x miles north of Platts-
burg , Clinton county was arrested In this
city to-day charged \th bolng the leader of
an organized gang o : horse thieves which
have been operating ! In that county for a
year past. Johnson s arrest was brought
about by the confcsion of Al. Drels , one ol
the gang now confln ; 1 in the Plattsburgjall.
Drels is the son of a ( viuowed woman living
on Bartlett street , Inthis city. His mother
owns considerable pi operty , and last Satur-
day. together with1 Miss Blunkcnship , her
son's sweetheart , vi1 ted Plattsburg nnd In-
duced the boy to tur ! state's evidence. The
officials believe that they have the loader ol
the gang who stole twenty-tlireo horses in
ono month in the vicinity of Johnson's homo
last fall. The county was done considerable
dumairo by the wldelproad publicity given to
the affair by thu newspapers.
to the liarbor Convention.
DENVEK , Colo. . August 22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Chairman Rich , of
the Colorado Pool association , has written
the following letter to the president of the
real estate exchange hero in regard to thq
deep water convention to bo hold In Denver
on the 2sth of the present month : "Our lines
are not prepared to make less than the $25
rate for the round trip , with corresponding
rates west of the Missouri river , to Denver
uud return. This rate will bo made with
the understanding that round trip tickets are
to bo used. These tickets will carry a limit
of ninety days from date of sale and will bo
good thirty days in each direction. "
The Pall Mall Gazctto'H Opinion.
LONIION , August 2) ) . The Pall Mall Gazette
zetto , referring to the rejection of the flsh
erics treaty by the United States senate , says
It is thankful that the Chamberlain mission
had not made the difficulty moro serious than
it was before. Senator Morgan's speech , i
s ays , was buncombo. The rejection of the
treaty simply relegates the whole question to
nmicuhlo settlement after the presldcntla
election.
_
Four PasHoneorH Injured.
Si'niNonELn , O. , August 22. Early th !
morning an accident occurred to n mixei
train on the Columbus , Springfield & Cincin
noti railroad , nt Seven Milo bridge , past o
this city. The train encountered a broken
rail , which threw all of the cars off the track
Two sleepers rolled down the crnbankuen
nnd four occupants were Injured ,
Troubles.
NEW YOIIK , August 22. Post , whoso fall
uro was announced on the produce exchange
yesterday , has made settlements on the basis
of OOJtfe.
Richard Harris , wholesale paper dealer
made an assignment to-day with preference
fitcntnslilp Arrivals.
LONPON , August 22. [ Special Telegram to
TJID HEI : . ! The Lydlaa Monarch , from Now
York.
QUEEXSTOWN , August 22. fSpcolal Tele
Krum to TUB UCK.J The Italy from Ne\
York.
NO REST FOR CONGRESSMEN ,
Democrats Rojoot a Proposition For
a Short Vacation
BUT MANY ARE SLIPPING AWAY.
ScnntorH Mnndcrann ami Cnllom Will
Oppose JthoVnKliliiKton Terrl-
ory Hill A NebruHku hand
Case A Union PncllloMovc.
ItcfiiNod to Adjourn.
WASIIINOTON HUIIR iu THE OM ut v IlRB , )
513 PoDHTEENTIlSTItRET , , }
WASIIINOTON. D. C , , August 22. i
The republican members of the senate
committee on finance to-day submitted to
Senator Heck , who represents the democratic
side of thu scnntuon all questions of apolitical
character , the proposition that nt the end of
this week a recess of both houses of congress
shall bo taken for two weeks. Thu republi
can senators said , in submitting this proposi
tion , that they wore all very tired of their
work and that business nt home had dropped
far behind ; that they had been deprived of
their usual summer vacation ; that the pros
pects were that the session would be prac
tically continued until thu 4th of next March
and Unit It would bo nt least three weeks before -
fore tno committee on finance could complete
its tariff bill , and that therefore it would be
advisable to tuko a recess for a couple of
weeks no that the committee could go ahead
with its work and the other senators nnd
members of the house could have an oppor
tunity to pay n visit to their homes. Senator -
tor Heck inado n brief canvass of
the democratic side of the senate and
reported to the republican senators that
their proposition was rejected , that the demo
crats intended to hold the senate session
until it was ready to adjourn , and that it was
probable that they would not consider the
time for adjournment at hand until the re
publicans reported u tariff bill and ntcmpted
to pass it. Senator Jones of Nevada , who is
a member of the committee on finance , said
to-night that ho did not believe the tariff bill
would bo upon the senate calendar before
the 10th of October. It is understood that
the committee has been confronted with n
number of obstacles during the last twenty-
four hours , and Unit the work on the tariff
bill will have to bo gone over again , nna that
there will bo some moro hearings from the
industries involved. The democrats say the
republicans are holding back the bill till
after the elections in Vermont and Maine.
Thcru are only nboutonc-thirdof the mem
bers of the house present and not more than
two-thirds of the senate. Senator Hour is
the only man from Massachusetts in cither
house of congress in the city now. Senators
are eagerly seeking pairs and are leaving
the city as rapidly as they can get uwa.v
while the work of the house is virtually at a
stand still. The lack of a quorum made it
impossible to pass any measure except by
unanimous consent. The prospects are that
there will not bo 100 members of the house
present after this week and that it will bo
difficult to keep a quorum of the senate after
the failure of this proposition to-day.
THE IDAHO QtKSTION.
Senators Manderson and Cullom will bo
the opponents to-morrow on the bill for the
admission of Washington Territory. They
do not oppose the admission of the Territory
as it now stands , but they do object to the ad
dition of the already largo acreage of Wash
ington Territory to the Pan Handle of Idaho.
The bill In its present form was reported
from the senate committee on territories by
the votes of the democrats on that committee
and Senators Stewart of Nevada , and Davis
of Minnesota. The passage ot this bill in its
present form means , according to the minor
ity report , signed by Senators Munderson
and Cullom , the entire annihilation of the
territory of Idaho , for these gentlemen say
it is very well known that when the northern
part has been apportioned to Washington the
southern part will go to swell the population
nnd the acreage of Nevadn. There is no doubt
of the passage of the bill in the senate , but it
has very little show to go through the house
at this session , because of the prospect of
such legislation touching the territories.
DECISION IN A NEUKAblvA IANI > OlSE.
The secretary of the interior to-day ren
dered a decision in the land case of Justus
Snook from the Valentino land district. The
case was based on the charge of nn excess of
area above 100 acres and involved lots 3
nnd1 of section 10 , township 31 , north range
25 west , and the oM so } { section W , town
ship 81 north range 25 west. The secretary
decides that the department Is without nu-
thority to grant the relief asked for , and that
the area must DO so reduced as to bring it
within the provisions of the law. The de
cision of the land commissioner to this effect
is therefore nfllrmed.
A UNION PACIFIC MOVE.
There Is considerable comment upon the
marked rally of Union Pacific stock on Wall
street to-day. The buying was quite heavy
and the stock showed unusual strength.
Late In the day it came out that .telegrams
had been sent from Mew England stating
that , in spite of the delinquency on the part
of congress to pass the refunding bill that a
syndicate was being formed to raise funds
with which to make n proffer to the govern
ment of the entire amount of the funded In
debtedness. This would nlso provide the
necessary means for such extensions In
Kansas as seen to bo at once culled for.
It is strongly hinted that In case congress
fails to relieve the road of the present burden -
don from the operation of the Thurman law
that it will take the step above indicated.
AN EXCITING DEIIVTB.
The senate started this afternoon the beginning -
ginning of a mighty political battle that bids
fair to make some music for the country be
fore it is finished. Mr. Chandler called up
his resolution providing for an investigation
of the frauds which were so palpable in the
the late Louisiana elections. Neither of the
Louisiana senators were present. In the
course of his remarks lie took occasion to
refer to the outrages iu Washington county ,
Texas , which were lately Investigated by a
sub-committee of the committee on privi
leges and elections. These comments so en
raged Reagan and Coke , the senators from
Texas , that they moved over to the ropub.
Hcan side and began to protest against it.
He characterized Chandler's commchts as
"impudent. " Ho was called to order by the
chair , who requested him to withdraw his
remarks , which ho did , and apologized. He
and Coke denied , however , that the sena
tor's charges wcro true. Mr. Spooncr , of
Wisconsin , who was chairman of the sub
committee which continued the Texas inves
tigation , took Chandler's place and replied to
the Texas senators in a speech that silenced
them both. He reviewed the testimony offered -
fored by witnesses before the investigation ,
nnd stated that ho had received last
night from J. G. Moore , the principal
witness in the case for the republicans , a
letter stating that ha could notioturnto
Texas since the investigation for the reason
that tils life was In danger. Mr , Spooner
dwelt upon the phases of the testimony and
drove Reagan and Coke nearly wild by tlio
explanation which ho said he had secured In
the investigation , of the incendiary charac
ter of the speeches which the Washington
county negroes , who wcro arrested and hung
by the mob , were alleged to have been mak
ing. Thu witnesses for thu defense had ex
plained the incendiary character by stating
that ttio negroes had tried to inflame their
friends by showing that if tlio
republican party succeeded they would
receive high wages but if the democratic
party were successful wages would bo cut
down. This was a doctrine , Spooncr said ,
considered by the democratic party in Texas
worthy of death. At this | K > lnt Blair of Now
Hampshire ra'.acd a most tremendous laugh
by risingnnd solemnly expressing the hope
that iho senators from Texas will take warnIng - -
Ing from this state of affairs'lu Texas as rc-
ycalud by the senator from .Wisconsin nnd
vote for the'educational bill , which measure
both senators nave violently opposed iu the
mst. The Idea seems generally to prevail
hat the Rciuito has entered upon the most
violent political debate of this session.
MI'MtrWIMl "sql'OV MEN. "
The interior department Intends to enforce
the new law relating to the umrriago of
white men nnd Indlhii Women , with a view to
breaking up the practices of "squaw men"
uid the roughs on the frontiers who nro de-
muchiiiK Indian women. TJio law now gives
ho Indian woman who marries n white man
all the rights to his property that nro given
to n white woman. More than this the white
nan , by his marriniro to the Indian woman ,
nherlts no tribal right * to property , and still
'urther , cohabitation is made prlimi facie ev-
donee of marriage. Puituv S. HEATH.
Army News.
WASHINGTON , August 21. [ Special Telo-
; ram to THE HEE. ] First Lieutenant Edgar
S. Dudley , Third artillery , Is relieved from
luty at the university of the state of No-
jraska , Lincoln , Neb. , to take effect Septem
ber 1 , ami will proceed from Lincoln to Wa-
100 and visit the camp of the Nebraska state
nilltia for one week , commencing Septem-
jcr 1 , for the ptirposoof inspecting the troops
.aking part in thu encampment , under such
instructions ns he may receive from the ad
jutant general of the army , and on the com-
Diction of this duty will proceed to Join his
battery. The travel enjoined Is necessary
for the public service.
First Sergeant Xavier Wilke , company E ,
Sixth Infantry , now with his command , is
discharged.
Leave of absence for n month , on surgeon's
certificate of disability , is granted Captain
Thaddeus S. Kirtland , Seventh infantry , In
addition to the further extension of ordinary
leave granted him on May 11.
Tlio unexecuted portion of the sentence
Imposed by a general court martial ( general
rouit martial orders No. 7 , January SM. lbS7 ,
Department of thu Platte ) is remitted in thu
casu of Emery \V. Hrown , late private Com
pany H , Twenty-first infantry , and he is re
leased from confinement.
Captain Charles H. Kockwcll , of the Fifth
cavalry , died here to-day of malarial fever
contracted in Ari/.onu. His body was to
night sent to Kent , O. , for interment. Mrs ,
Rockwell is a niece of Senator and General
Sherman , and was with her husband when
ho died.
WASHINGTON , August 22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HEI : . I The superintendent of
the recruiting service will cause fifteen col
ored cavalry recruits to bo assigned to tlio
Nintli cavalry and forwarded , under proper
charge , to sucli point or points in the De
partment of the Plattu as the commanding
general of the department shall designate.
After arrival In that department the re
cruits will bo distributed ns equitably as
practicable among the troops of tlio regiment
serving therein.
The retirement of Colonel J. S. Mason ,
Ninth infantry , yesterday will cause thg fol
lowing promotions : Lieutenant Colonel Al-
ford L. Hough , of the Sixteenth infantry , to
bo colonel of thu Ninth ; Major William 11.
Pcnrose , of the Twelfth infantry , to be lieu
tenant colonel of the Sixteenth ; Captain
Jesse A. P. Hampson , Tenth infantry , to bo
major of the Twelfth : First Lieutenant
Clayton S. Uurbank and Second Lieutenant
Isaac. W. Little , ot the Tenth Infantry , to bo
respectively captain and llrst lieutenant in
the same regiment , and Additional Second
Lieutenant A. W. Perry to bo second lieu
tenant.
Nolirtiska nnit Iowa PenHlons.
WASHINGTON , August 22. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Hi'n.l Pensions granted Ne <
brnskans : Increase Martin Vnustin , Ari
zona ; Jesse S. McElhecs , Madison ; James
McCullouch , Junluta ; Thomas J. Clark , At
kinson ; George W. Eastman , Omaha ; Al-
phonzo W. Colgrave , Heaver City ; Alonzo D.
Straw , Elton ; Christopher J. Hale , Craig.
Pensions for lowans : Original Invalid
George W. DoForcst , Centralia ( navy ) ;
John T. Davis , Fenton ; Joseph A. Tcague ,
Winfleld ; Frank Critz , Washington ( navy ) ;
William W. Cory , Ottuinwa. Increase
Robert M. McKnight , Creston ; John Allen ,
Lancaster ; Henry H. Cusick , Gravity ; Lcvl
H. Andrews , Waubek ; Alexander H. Hrown ,
Audubon ; Knight Dexter , Toledo ; John W.
Loofboro , Welton ; Aaron S. Obcr , Pacific
Junction ; James H. Lamb , Union ; Jefferson
Wall , Lowden ; George W. Smith , Sanborn ;
James Y. Buchanan , Andrew ; Evan F. Cow-
ger , Rlverton ; Robert N. Pierson , Hender
son : Joseph Kinncr , Fort Dodge ; John M.
Parks , Genoa ; Martin H. Haskins , Jancs-
villo ; William W. Harnes , Sibley ; John Roe ,
Green Island ; TJiomas W. Huckcr , Gravity ;
Henry L. Huntsingor , Holstcin ; Thomas N.
Uray , Grinnoll. Original widows , etc.
Mary Thompson , former widow of William
H. Sagcr , Hopkinton. Mexican widows
Barbara , widow of Arion Kolc , Farmers-
burg.
Nebraska and Iowa Patcntn.
WASHINGTON , August 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Ur.n. ] Patents were granted
the following Nebraska and Iowa inventors
to-day : Andrew Bethschcder , Hebron , Neb. ,
pruning implement ; Eli Eshlcman , Chero
kee , la. , draft equalizer ; Henry M. Huphes ,
Eldon. In. , roach bar for vehicles ; George
13. Rait , Evcrly , la. , cut-off vulve gear ; Horace
ace E. Reeves , Sanborn , la. , corn harvester ;
Abram M. Woodruff , Superior , Neb. , safety
shoo for car trucks.
A White Corn Worm.
FWIMONT , Neb. , AuguDfc i. ( Special to
Tun UEE.J A short time ar7i Dodge county
farmer sent a specimen of the white worms
which nre damaging the corn in this and va
rious other sections of Nebraska , to thu gov
ernment clomologist nt Washington , to
which the following reply lias been received ,
It will bo of general interest to the farmers
of the state :
Your Interesting letter of the 7th Inst has
been received , also box containing speci
mens. In the absence of Prof. Riley , 1 will
say that the dlffoi cut specimens arc all ono
species , the corn root woim , diabrotica longi-
cornis , in its different stages. The long ,
slender worms which you lind attached to
the roots are the lurvnej and what you call
the "short grub" is the pupa , or quiescent
stage. We have received similar reports of
injury by this insect this year from other
parts of your state. It commences its attack
in May or June , und changes to pupa Into In
July or early in August , a few clays later
emerging ns the perfect beetle. In Septem
ber or October the Ctfgs mo Ida
In the ground about the corn
roots , wlieru they remain during the
winter nnd hatch out the coming spring.
The best remedy known is to practice rota
tion of crops. This insect has not been
known to thrive on uny other crops , and if u
field infested the previous venr , Is sown to
grass , iho larvae , when they hatch , will die
from want of proper nourishment. It is no
doubt too late now to save this year's crop ,
but if steps are taken in time the strength of
the corn plants may be greatly Increased by
the use of fertilisers so that they will bo
able to overcome the injury to a great extent.
The field should then bo planted to another
croji the following year , avoiding sorghum
as u crop , which it is possibla they might
attack. There is no natural enemy of this
insect yet known , nor is it evident that
changes of weather have any serious effect
upon it. Tri.Rii TOWNSEXP ,
Acting Entomologist.
Ijanjtry'8 Theater Party.
NEW YOKK , August 22. [ Special Telegram
to Tun HER. ] Mrs. Langtry und a theater
party occupied the two lower boxes at tlio
Broadway theater last night. Frcady Geb-
hardt and Frank Grlswold , the alleged rivals
for the Lilly's favors , were of the party.
Mr. Gebhurdt , when asked about the loss of
his stables , said ho would save but ono
horse , und that ho would never race him
ugain. He said ho was not insured , but that
he held the. Erlo railway responsible for the
loss. Mrs. Langtry said she was coins to
California on Thursday.
WaHhecl Overboard nnd Drowned.
MIMVAUKEK , August ! 3. Henry Metcalf
of Minneapolis , porter ou the steamer City of
Milwaukee , was washed overboard lasi nkht
ana drowucd.
WENT DOWN AT GOLDEN GATE ,
A Terrible Collision of Pnclllo Cconu
Stoamors.
OVER THIRTY LIVES ARE LOST *
The Two Vcnspl Collide In ft DcneO
FoKnnd Ono of Them Sink * to
the Hottotn In Lens Than
Five MlnuteH.
Found ( iravr-4 in t IIP Ocean.
SVN KiiAXtisro , August ' . ' 2. One of the
most torriblu mnrlno disasters that uvcr oc
curred on the 1'uelfie coast happened In the
bay of San Kninclsco n short distance from
Golden Gate at 10 o'clock this morning.
The steamer City of Chester left her dock
hero nt i ) :30 : and started on tier regular trip
to Eureka , on thu northern coast of Califor
nia. An unusually large number of passengers
stood on her decks and waved udicux to
friends standing on thu wharf. Thu Chestoi :
steamed slowly down the bay , and when
within two miles of the Heads encountered
n thick fog so peculiar to that locality. Cnp
tain Wallace , of the City of Chester , begun
blowing his steamer's whistle to warn nil
vessels of his approach. The Chester pro
ceeded cautlouslj on her wuy when tlio hoarsa
sound of another whistle Hooted across the
water. Captain Wallace answered thu signal
nnd gnvo the proper warning to the stranger
to pass on the port side. This was evidently
not understood , for in one moment those on
boaid saw the huge urow of tlio Occidental
ind Oriental steamer Oceanic emerge from
, ho fog.
The Oceanic had just arrived from Hong
long and Yokohoma , nnd was moving up
, ho bay to her dock. The huge steamer was
so close to the Chester that there was no pos
sibility for the latter to . escape , The cabin
lassengcrs wcro nearly nil on the deck and
he captain , seeing the danger , called on them
to prepare for the shock. A panic nb
once ensued , particularly among the women
ind children , of which tliuro wns a largo
lumber. The Oceanic struck the Chester on
the port side at thu gangway , and the shock
was terrific. Her prow cut into the Chester's
upper works and then crushed down the bul
warks , tearing the great timbers nnd Iron
dates and breaking into the state rooms and
cabins.
The wildest confusion prevailed among
iho passenirers. They crowded to
gether , some shrieking with fear
and others praying for help. The bow of the
Oceanic crashed into thu middlu of the
Chester , cutting her almost in halves nnd
causing her to reel under the terrible blow.
When the vessels were locked a number of
the passengers were passed up over the
Oceanle's bow and rescued in this way , but
ns soon as the largo steamer could clear her
self shu swung around nnd immediately
began to lower her forty-four boats.
At the moment of the shock the most of
the oflioors and crew of tliu Chester scorned
to loose possession of their senses , and sev
eral passengers stated afterwards that some
of the crew took thu first opportunity tg
climb aboard of thu Oceanic and luft thu pas
sengers to cut away the boats , nnd ono of
these was lowered us soon ns possible nnd n
number of the passengers taken off In them.
Others provided themselves with life preserv
ers nnd jumped overboard. The greater
portion , however , wore compelled to remain
on tlio steamer , which began to settle imme
diately after the collision. Torrents of water
began to rush into her hold and in five min
utes after the collision thu Chester disap
peared , sinking in fifty fathoms of water.
Those of the passengers nnd crew who
came to thu surface were picked up by tuo
Occnnie's boat , but thu greater number were
drawn down by the rushing water and never
appeared again.
As soon as it was known around the bay
that a collision Had ocourrnd n number 9 !
tugs and boats of every description went to
their assistance and rendered what assist
ance they could In picking up tlio living or
dead who were floating among the wreckage.
The greatest loss of life is believed to have
occurred among the steerugo passengers ,
among whom tlicro were twenty- *
three aboard. Only two of thesa
wcro accounted for UIH ! afternoon , and
It is believed that the others were lost.
They were In the hold , or lower decks ot
the steamer at the time of tlio collision , am ]
there was no opportunity to warn them of
their danger or render them any nssistanca
afterwards. The cabin passengers numbered
seventy , and of thcso ten are lost. Tlirce ol
the crew nre also lost.
The names of the cabin passengers lost are
as follows : G. W. AndoisonOakland , Cal.i
Mrs. S. E. Prater , San Diego ; Mrs. ( J , II.
Hancy , Eureka , Cal. ; J. A. Hampton and
wife , Virginia , Nev. ; C. T. Davis , Spring
villu , Cut. , and Miss Davis , his niece ; J.
Greor , Napa , Cul. ; Mrs. Welch and Mrs. Per
ter.
ter.The
The following members of the crew nro
lost : E. R. Chambers , steward ; R. Fulton
nnd Adam Richmond.
Nonu of the survivors were lauded until 1
o'clock , and nt a lulu hour this afternoon
there was still much doubt as to the number
of those lost.
THIS PACKING INTEREST.
A Number of HOIIHCH Curtailing Kill *
hit ; Until Cold Woiithcr.
CINCINNATI , August ' . . [ Special Tclo-
ginin to THE UEE. ] To-morrow's ' Price Cur-
runt will say : Western packing has been
small the past week , a total of 5:5,000 hogs
against 110,000 last year. Total to date ;
a,73.,000 , against 3 , ' . > SOOi)0 ) one year ago. De
crease , 21.r > ,000 since March 1. Some houses
are curtailing killing all they can and main
tain their regular trade , some closing en
tirely till the approach of Iho winter season.
It is not unlikely that hogs will bo marketed ,
In somewhat incrcabing numbers next month.
There Is little ground for expecting much
gain In the marketable number of hogs the
coming winter season. In regard to the ouU
look for crops the change of most Importance
the pas.t week is in thu inUucuco of the low
temperature in the northwest upon tha
spring wheat , which has been somewhat In-
lured by frosts. Rains have recently fallen
in n largo breath of thu western corn area ,
which , with the cool temperature , keeps the
crops in n green nnd growing condition
which Is favorable enough provided there ,
comes abundance ot warm iniumiugYcatbcr
before the dumngmi ; fronts.
Mrs. Norton'H Properly Scoured.
KANSVS CITT , Mo. , August 2J. [ Special
Telegram to TUB HER ] A Topeka , Kan. ,
special says that OK Governor Charles P ,
Johnson , attorney for ox-Editor Moore nnd
Mrs. John W. Norton , arrived from St.Louh *
to-day and brought the papers necessary to
secure the properly hold by Johnson , Martin
& Keeler for Mrs , Norton , and which Nortou
claimed had been stolen from him. Tha
property consisted of cash , bonds , notes nnd
jewelry to the amount of $ i'l , < )00 ) , which was
turned over to Governor Johnson and will bo
delivered to Mrs. Norton , n basis of settle
ment having been agreed upon by Norton t
and his wife. Johnson says that Moore nnd 1 ;
Mrs. Norton will soon be married. Norton '
has withdrawn nil proceedings commenced
against Mooro.
A KmiKixs bait Mine.
KANSAS CITV , August 2-J. [ Special Telo *
gram to TIIK Huc.J ATopckn , Kan. , special
cial says that Dr. II. C. Llim has discovered
n salt mine on his farm , ten miles west ot * ,
Topeka. Tlio dlscovory was inado at & <
depth of 1,000 feet , and the Vein la110 fceti
thick , Tlio salt is pronounced by exerts to1 *
DO of the finest quality , wuch as has been dig *
covered nowhere iu the United States and
now imported.