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THE OMAHA ILY
EIGHTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA , MONDAY MORNING. SEPTEMBER JJ. 1SSS. NUMBER SI
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Wobator County Afjaln the Scene
of Lawless Justice ,
SEQUEL OF A SICKENING CRIME.
John linker IJclnjt Accidentally Hurt
Ily u ( toy Feeds Him lo TIircHli-
IIIK Machines mm IN Im
mediately limit ; .
Tlio Vluliin of n Unite's Fury.
Oil DC UOCK , Neb. , Sept. . ' . [ Special Tele
gram to Tun line. ) Webster county , In
which loss than two weeks ngo the lynching
of the desperado Hill Cole took place , was
yesterday tlio srono of n similar event.
This second outbreak of lawless justice was
the sequel of ono of tlm most horriblu trage
dies in the histoiy of crime.
It occurred on a farm belonging to man
named Weeks , living not far from Guido
IIo was having his threshing done , and
among those in his employ was a man named
John linker. Halter was feeding the thresher
mid hud n young boy cutting bands for him.
While the men were thus enagagcd on Satur
day the boy , in cutting n band , accidentally
let tlio knife slip , striking linker on the hand
nnd indicting nn ugly wound.
WIM ) WITH 1HOE ,
linker , dropping a bundle which ho
had in his hand , reached for the
boy. The latter attempted to escape
but beforeho could do so the Infuriated mat
hud him in his grasp nnd lifting him bodily
Into the air , throw him on tlio platform , In
a moment the boy's feet were among the
cruul teeth of the thresher and
] IAKlll : WAS CHO IHNM HIM IN
ns if ho were u sheaf of gram. The boy
screamed for help , but it is cvi
dent that several moment * elapsed
before the other men at work nbou
the thresher distinguished his voice above
the roar , for when they rushed to the fron
uf the machine , half of his body had already
disappeared nnd Maker was still holding
Till : QUIVKHI.VO ItKMAIXS.
On seeing the other men linker release' '
his hold and jumping from the jilatfoni :
attempted to escape. In a moment
however , the men wore upon him and h
was a prisoner. Tlio boy was dead and onlj
the upper portion of his body remained. Th
jilntfonn of the thresher was covered wit
blood ; the teeth of the machine wen
dyed with it , and bits of clothing , bone and
llesh weic brought to view with every revo
"Hang him I" shouted one of the men , and
In an instant a stout rope was
about linker's nock and
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to the rear of the machine ,
Ono of the men quickly ascended
nnd climbing out on the straw carrier took
ono end of the rope which was thrown toliiiu
nnd passed it through ono of the iron rods.
AH soon as the rope came within reaching
ilisUnco of the ground a half do en strong
hand * had hold of it , Halter's arms were
pinioned behind him and in less time than it
lakes to tell it ho was swung between earth
and nky while the platform of the thresher
was still warm with his victim's blood.
They Itonulit Cyclone Cabins.
Uui Ci.oin , Neb. , Sept. 3. [ Special to
Tim Hnn 1 T. E. Halo nnd G. II. Cook ,
claiming to represent the Cook Anchor and
I'tibic ' eampany of Hluo Kapids , Kan. , were
nrrested in this city yesterday on a charge of
h\\iiulling. They cnmo to this city about ten
days ago for the purpose of selling township
rights for a patent cyclone cable , by which
houses nnd barns were to be so successfully
anchored as to preclude any possibility of
thuir destruction by btorms. In connection
witli this brilliant scheme was nn insurance
feature , bj which every house with a cable
attachment was to lo insuicd for a period of
ten years In order to comply with the state
laws , however , n certain sum of money was
iciiuircd to bo deposited with tlio state
treasurer in each instance. The victims were
informed that ns the money would never bo
used , but was simply n guaranty , a certified
diuft would bo sufficient , which in
ovcry instance was forthcoming
with wonderful uUeritv. As EOOU as
several hundred dollars had boon
scc-xired In drafts , Hall and Cook jegan to
east about for "innocent purchn'ers , " but in
this their success was far from hlriUing. The
buspiciousof the parties were aroused , and
mi investigation the tiuo Inwardness of the
nffalr was miido apparent. Tlio men were
thereupon arrested , but effected n settlement
v ' 'h their dupes by giving up all tlie drafts
known to bo in their pnnscshlon , These
amounted lo o\er $3(10 ( , and it is thought that
others \\ill bo heard from before long. The
ccinpany whoso name they used is in oxis
tcnco , but it is a question whether the lellows
\ \ i-o uuthoi i/.cd agents. It is thought luut
a' ' i ni a do/i n farmers , have been victimized
by iluir sLliuiuc.
Ilex IJutte's Krsources.
AU.IVM H , Nob. , Kept. 2. [ Si > cchil to Tim
lice. ! Active preparations are being inndo in
this county to sum ! an exhibit to the otato
fair. A number of committees mo thor
oughly canvassing the country lor products
of nil kinds and are getting n largo amount
of line agricultural products of every descrip
tion , and of a izo which will annuo HIPS' ol
the residents of older counties , who arc
doubtful of tlio success of this as a farming
| v , country. A sufficient amount of funds have
been rniscd by our enterprising citizens loA
jneot all expenses that may bo incurred. A
desirable location has been secured in ngri 1-
cultural hall nnd everything possible done tc
innko the exhibit a credit to tlip county. The
intention of the committee is to nmUo this nn
exhibition that will cnublo Hex Uutle
county to capture the prlro for tlio count iy
exhibit , and if they do not do to It will not IK
the fault of its projectors or the merits of the
A Grand iHlniul Sensation.
Gil INK ISJ.AXD , Neb. , Sept. S. [ Special tc
Tun lien. ] O. 1C. Scrvlss of this city entoroi1
Hurgmnu's barber shop last night nnd begar
flourlshlp ? n revolver nnd threatening tc
shoot Nick Uykor , an uinployo , whom hoer
charged with ruining his daughter. Hykei
succeeded In making his escape , and Sorvisi
was landed in Jail by the police. Sensationn
developments are expected.
WAIIOO , Neb. , Sept. ! . ' . [ Special Tclcgran
to Tun HCK. ] The Nebraska Nailomi
Euan's nro all In camp at Camp Sheridan
The town is full of people and everything
presents a lively appearance , both In the cit ty ;
nnd at the camp. Both regiments and all tin
other guards were on dress paradi
nt 0 o'clock this afternoon. A larfli
throng of people were out to witness the pa.
rade. TLo oaud of. the Second regiment , UK
Nebraska City band , refused to come Into
camp , and will ho court maitlaled to-morrow
and mustered out of service. It is under
stood that the Wahoo Musical Union band
will bo mustered In In their stead. The
Wahoo band gnvo n sacred concert this af
ternoon from their pavilion on Fifth street.
and played nt dress pnrudo for the Second
regiment this afternoon nnd serenaded the
various headquarters of ttio militia ofllccrs ,
Cedar UapIdH HoomletH.
CKIUII K.vriDs , Neb. , Sept. 2. [ Special to
Tin : Hr.iDr. ) . K. A. Guillemot Is going to
start n llrst class drug store in the old bank
building. Tills , will make the third drug
store here. George N. Strawn will erect a
line Jewelry store on tlio lot Joining tlio
Groom ft Wolf bank building. There will
bo several fine dwellings put up at once. L.
Fredrlckicn it Co. , of Chicago , land owners
and coloni/ers , have bought 10,000 acres of
land of the Cedar Kapids Improvement com
pany and placed it on the market and located
a special agent here , which is bringing in
land seekers by the dozen. A new bone-
lleiary orgnnl/ulion , tlio Knights of the
( /olden Eagle , lias completed an org.inl/ntlon
and will hold their Hist mcPtliiR in the near
future. Tlieie is to be a Lullieinn church
built this lull.
AT CKOW CRISIS K.
Several Suiifmttonal HOOIICH nt Friday
ST. I'AUI. , Minn. , Sept. i ! . A Crow Creek ,
Oak. , special says : The council yesterday
evening was an exciting one , and iinally re
sulted in securing nearly ono hundred signa
tures. Tlio council was called nt a late hour ,
and Chief White Ghost was the first speaker.
Jo ! dodged the real question and devoted
homo time to old questions and old com
plaints. IIo was followed by several other
chiefs , who followed the lead of White
Judge Wright then made nn eloquent ap
peal to the Indians to take advantage
of tills net and secure an undisputed title to
tlio land. Tlio Indians had mudo a rcrjuost
that a largo number of Indians at Standing
Hock bo moved upon this reservation , but
when tlio question of signing was raised they
at once set up the plea that they had no hind
to sell ; ttiat they needed it for tlio rising gen
erations. Judge Wright asked why they
wanted those people to como down heio if
they were short of land , and said that it
looked us though the Indians were not playIng -
Ing an open game.
Major Anderson informed the Indians that
the time for signing had arrived , as a num
ber were anxious to sign and return to their
homes , and ho could no longer hold them
White Ghost sprang to his feet and do-
chucil that ho was not ready to sign , and
would not do wo. Ha was 1 olio wed by n
number of other chiefs , who nuido similar
declarations , 'llio real sensation of the day
cnmo when Howcd Head spuing into
the circle and delivered the following
urgent appeal to the Indians :
"I am on a different path from some
of the rest of jou. 1 am not ono
of the chiefs sitting thcro , but I
am a member of the tribune , and I want to
make a toad for the children. I am not a bit
afraid of you because you arc men. The only
man 1 am afraid of is God , In whom 1 believe.
While on tills earth if there is any salvation
to .save souls I want to save the young gen
erations of this tribe. You chiefs
have spoken of our forefathers and
their grates upon the hill , and what
did they do for tis ( They left behind an old
camp lire , where even now grass docs not ,
grow , and old buffalo bones aio all that wo
can can see on the prairie. That is all that
is left of their work. Voting men , do you
wish your children to go in this way I You
chiefs , my brothels , my cousins , my rela
tives , I say jou have merry joung people
who nro beginning life and have no propcity
to start with. Como forward , you chiefs ,
and -bet us nn example. Wo are waiting for
jou because- you nrcj chiefs , but if you do not
como forward wo will go forward icgurdlc&s
of you. "
A young Indian by the name of Williams
b.tid that in the presence of older men ho un
covered his head. Ho then made the
most telling and effective speech that
lias yet been delivered by the Indians ,
calling on lliu Indian * that if they loved their
children and wished them to become educated
and mudo prosperous and happy to come lor-
wnrd and sign the paper , ana then walked
bravely up to the table , and , rcgaidloss of
threats , placed his name upon the
bill. At tliis action tlio entire mass
or Indians sprain' to their feet and
for a moment u fearful silence prevailed.
Then tlio Iriends of the bill , including two
chiefs , gathcicd about the table , and their
opponents , seeing tlio folly of interference ,
quiet ! } withdiow from the council.
About sixty names were enrolled at the
council nnd about thirty more later ou at the
looms of the commisiU'oneis.
JloosMers Hnvo n Kcunloii ,
Dis : Moixus , la. , Sept. i ! . [ Special to Tin :
Huis. ] One of the established institutions of
this vicinity is the Iloosicr association , mudo
up of former residents of Indiana. It was
an annual reunion , culling together members
from ditto-lent parts of the state , with
speeches , songs and sloncs of olden times.
The ictinlon for tins jcar was held last week ,
and was ono of the bot. . Among the guests
was the venerable General George W. Jones ,
of Dnbnipic , who was the llrst United btalcs
senator from Iowa , and was surveyor general
of this northwestern territory when it ran
through to the 1'uciiio coast. Thcro nro
neatly a thousand llooiiera luing in this city
A Uiittlc Witli Horse Thieves.
KANSAS Cnv , Sept. 2 A report has
reached heio that a buttle was fought in No
Man's Lund labt week between eighteen
hor.so thieves and n force of llfty Colorado
settlers , nnd that all the outlaws were killed ,
together with three of the vigilantes. Several
dies ago n tran if of desperadoes invaded
houlh'-usturn Colorado and stole a number of
horsoj , after wlnVh they fled to thcneutial
stnp. The settlers organised n force to pur-
KIIO them , und it is iuppoaud that the above
fijhi wac the result.
Ijafo YOHUJI Don't Want It.
ATLANTIC , In , Sept. i ! . [ Special to TUB
llite.l Senator Lufe Young , who has been
frequently mentioned ns a candidate for con-
gr .bs in the Ninth , district , publishes a card
positively refusing to bo a candidate. Ho
was a prominent anti monopolist in the legls-
latuio last winter and would run very well
1C ho would bo a candidate. Ho favors his
o townsman , Hon. Silas Wilson , who was a
member of the house fioni Cuss county last
winter , and a leader of the anti monopoly
Six Section Men Killed.
Sr. Louis , Sept. 2. A special from Hoone-
vlllo , Mo , , suys : Six section men were
killed at u small station near this city yester
day by a freight train jumping the track.
The cauooSo attached to the freight was nlled
with passengers , all of whom escaped serious
Steamboat Movement * .
At Noiv York The Alaska and Scrvla
from Liverpool ,
At London-Tho City of Hurlln for Liver
pool passed the llro\v Head to-day.
At Uoaton The Ccphalonia from Liver
At London The Ilcpublic from New York
for Llveri eel ptvbscd Crook Haven to-d ny.
Accident In a Church.
j , Sept. 2.-While Du Kousscau
. was addressing 5,000 pilgrims In a church at
Juiuat to-day the platform collapsed. Three
persons were killed nnd dozens wcie- Injured ,
mcludlnt several priests.
Cardinal Manning HI.
LO.NIIQX , Sept. 2.-CardInal Manning Is
FEARFUL FATE OF FIREMEN ,
Burled Under the Ruins of a Burning
SEVERAL ROASTED TO DEATH.
Turrlblu Section Attending tlio Do
htruotlon ot'n Illock ol'lialtlmoro
HOUHCH A List
or the Killed.
A niiltlmnrc Horror.
lUi/riMoiin , Sept. 2. At an early hour this
morning a llro broke out in the warehouse of
Price , Hilgenberg & Co. , No. 107 South
Sharp street. Heforo the iiremcn could get
to work an explosion of lire works wrecked
the building and caused the tire to spread to
the drug house of J. H. Winkelmun & Co. ,
on the north , nnd the hat house of S Levy &
Co. , on the south. Scarcely had the firemen
entered the edifice occupied by the drug
store , when the Inside of the building seemed
to suddenly drop in. A terrific explosion
followed and the immense building collapsed.
The entire lire department had by this time
reached the nccnc , and the attention
of the men was concentrated on
the building under which their com
rades were buried. The flames spread
witli frightful rapidity. In n short time the
entire block running from Lombard to Pratt
streets was a seething mass of llatnc.
At the drug houno the llrcmon worked
bravely. Holes were cut through the pave
ment and every effort made to reach the Im
prisoned men , but they were burled under
the great mass of brick and iron , and fierce
flames were roaring around. Awful groans
came from the pile , which seemed to make
the working firemen put forth superhuman
efforts , ami after more than an hour's work it
became evident that some of the men were
alive and that they weio being roasted to
death. John Kcllcy , of truck No. 2 , managed
to crawl out from the rubbish , nnd o ? the
men who entered the building ho was the
only ono to escape with his life. Ho was cut
and bruised , but his injuries are not serious.
The mimes of the men known to have been
buried in the ruins are :
George Howcrs , Thomas Wagner , John A.
Combs and Perry Uynn , of No. 2 hook and
ladder company , and Harry Walker , George
Kecrins anil Hiram McAfee , of No. 1 engine
company. It is certain that these men have
lost their lives , and it may bo that others
were with them when the crash came ,
The intent > o heat several times drove the
firemen from the building where the bodies
of ilioir unfortunate comrades wcio lying
under tons of brick and iron , but they per
sisted in the search and shortly after noon
the llrst body that of Wagner was brought
to light. Near the spot was the body of
Harry Walker , standing erect ns if packed
in. Near him was found what was left of
George llowers , but no other bodies were
found until nearly ( i o'clock , when
that of George Kcrrios was un
covered. The bodies were terribly
disfigured , tlio flesh being burned off in many
places. Search is being pursued to-night
with electric light. In the hardware store of
Tnbb Hros. it IJimmoek there were stored
largo quantities of cartridges , and ns they ex
ploded several men were slightly injured by
The firms that wore completely burned out
arc : Wyle , Hruster & Co. , wholesale shoe
dealers ; J. H. Winkleman & Co. , drugs ;
Tnbb Hros. & Dlminock , hardware , Price &
Co. , toyn ; M. S. Levy & Sons , hats ; 11. S.
King & Sons , hardware ; Doblar , Mudgo &
Co. , paper , and Hlsehberg , Hollander & Co. ,
paints and glass.
The row of buildings was ono of the finest
in the ult.v , none of llio warehouses being
less than five stories high , and nearly nil of
them having been recently erected. Among
tlio buildings partially burned wasthc.Mat-
crnito on Lombard street , and Its inmates
were removed with great difllculty. Tlio total
loss will probably reach $1,500,000 , nnd it is
pretty well covered by insurance , most of
which was in small policies in out-of-town
At midnight the firemen were still at work
searching for bodies It is known that at
least three are still In the ruins , but may not
bo recovered to-night , as they uro buried be
neath tons of debris.
Tlio loss and insurance on the properties
that were totally destroyed , ns far as can bo
asccitinned , nro as follows : E. A. Pryor
ti Co. , loss $210.000 ; insurance $100,000. J.
II. Winkelmnn & Co. , loss 75,000 ; insurance
Si.3,000. M. S. Levy Sons , loss 5J,000 ;
insurance KOXK ( ) . Uoblcr , Mudgo .t Co. ,
los-5 .70L'OJ ; Insurance fo'J.OOO. Steppacher
& Stern , loss f20l'00 ; insurance § 30,01)0. )
Hirsohberp , Hollander & Co. , loss ? 50,000 ;
insurance $10,000. The other total losses on
which the Insurance cannot bo ascertained
woio us follows : II. S. King tt Sons , hard
ware , $ -10,000 ; Wylio , Hruslar & Co. , dry
goods , SsO.OOO ; CoRln , Altcmus & Co. , dry
goods , 0,000 ; Tabb Hrothcrs & Uiiumock ,
hardware , ? l5rOl ) ; W. R & K. Dcminau ,
impoiteis ot cloth , $ t0OCO. ! The losses on the
other buildings aggregate J75.000.
SHOT DI2A1) flY ASSASSINS.
Il < > tun Murdered 15y ItrolbcrH of the
Man Who Kuinod Ills Daughter.
Coi t.MiiiAvS. C. , Sept. 2. A family feud
between Captain Kichnrd I logon and the
Huffmans , of Hlythcwood , Fairllclcl county ,
lei minuted Friday night in the cowardly as
sassination of the former. Captain Ilogan
was ono of the most distinguished scouts in
General Lee's army , and was over fifty years
of age. The Hullmans are a numerous
family , there being six sons and the father.
Tom Huffman and Captain Hogan's eldest
daughter , a beautiful girl , went to school to
gether , and later on fell in love. When Miss
Hognn was fourteen she engaged herself to
Huffman. They remained engaged for two
years , and during that time her lover ac
complished her ruin , and Just before the
mutter was brought to Captain llogun's at
tention he fled the country. The outraged
father pursued his daughter's deceiver for
throe months , and traveled over four thous
and miles , but nothing bus ever
been heard of Tom Huffman. The
poor girl could not survive her disgrace.
Last spring it came to Cuptuin Hogan's cars
that the other Huffman brothers were talit
ing in nn insulting way about his other
daughter. He at once procured a horsewhip
nnd publicly cowlnded Charlie and Uutlcr
Huffman. The Huffmans armed and were
going to attack lum when they were all
arrested and put under n peace bond. One of
them could not give bond and fled the coun
try , but two weeks ago ho returned to his
homo mid has been concealed there. Last
night nt 10 o'clock Captnin Hognn was walk
ing from the postofllco to his house nnd was
holdit.g the hand of his nine-year-old sou.
When within llfty yards of his residence two
men snrAng into the road behind him nnd
shot him in the back. They then fled. Cap
tain Hogan fell , but he drew his pistol and
fired at the retreating figures without elfcet.
Charles and Jr.cl : Huffman were arrested
this morning and committed to Jail , and all
the others were put under bond to appear nt
tlio trial. The greatest Indignation prevails
in that section , and if the law doe ) not punish
tlio Huffmans they will probably bo lynched.
Hogan recognized them ns ho fell , and they
uro the only enemies ho had.
A Protest From tlio i
Br.m.iN , Sept. 2. The Catholic bishops of
Germany assembled nt Fulda hnvo signed nn
address to the pope , in which they severely
attack the clause In the new Italian penal
code regarding abuses by the clergy. Tlio
aichbishops of Cologne and I'osen are among
An Ovntlon to Hovey.
KvA'-'cMi-i.c , Sept. 2. General Hovoy was
given u grand ovation last nlsht in honor of
his return homo nnd nomination for gpvcr-
nor. A big torch light procession took plnco
in' which 6,000 persons participated. Ad-
diesscs were made by General Hovey , ex-
Governor Porter and others ,
Til 1-3 CLKAKAXGIJ IlKCOUD.
The Flnimclnl TrifnunctlotiH ol' the
l nnt Week.
HoSToN , Mnss. , Sept. 2. [ Special Tele
gram to the Hnn. ] The following tnblo
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the weekended September 1 ,
ISbS , with the rate per cent of Increase ordo-
crcaso as compared with the amounts for the
corresponding week last year :
TUP. COUNTRY'S CHOI'S.
Summary of tlio Condition of Wlntor
Wlicnt nnd Ontn.
Ciuc\ao , Sept 2. The Farmers' Uoview
will print tlio following eiop report this
It is now posstulo to arrive nt a fairly doil-
nlto conclusion regnrding the yield of winter
wheat and oats , as shown by llu csliing returns
which wo have been receiving from our crop
correspondents during the past two weeks.
The reports received to date may , however ,
bo taken as a fair evidence of what will bo
found lo be the average yield of winter
Illinois A careful summary of our reports
of threshing olacc the average yield at lu
bushels poracre. The highest average yield
is 3 biibhtl.s per acre , icported by several
counties , while in ono or two the average
diops to 3 bushels per aero , the crops having
been damaged by chintli bugs , etc.
Wisconsin Tnirty-ono bushels per aero ;
highest average yield , thirty bushels.
Indiana Twelve bushels per acre ; highest
average yield , twenty bushels.
Ohio fCloven and one-half bushels per
aero ; highest average yield , eighteen bushels.
Missouri-Fifteen and one-third bushels ;
highest average yield , twenty-six bushels.
Kentucky Thirteen nnd one-hnlf bushels ;
highest average yield , twenty bushels.
Kansas Twenty nnd one-half bushels ;
highest average yield' thirty bushels.
Yield of oats :
Illinois Tlitrty-threo nnd one third bush
els per acie ; highest average yield , fifty
Wisconsin Fifty-six bushels ; highest
nvorngc yield , fifty uushels.
Indiana Thirty-two bushels ; highest aver
ngo yield , fifty bushels.
Ohio Thirty-three nnd one-half bushels ;
highest nverngo yield , fifty bushels ,
Missouri Thirty and one-half bushels ;
highest average yield , forty-ono bushels.
Kentucky Twenty and one-half bushels
highest average yield , thirty-tlvo bushels.
Iowa Twenty-nine and two-thirds bush
els ; highest average yield , forty-bushels.
Minnesota Twonty-nino bushels ; highcs' '
average yield , fifty bushels.
Kansas Thirty-live bushels ; highest average
ago yield , fifty bushels.
Dakota Thirty-seven bushels ; highcs' '
uvcrngo yield , fifty-live bushels.
Nebraska Thirty-three bushels ; highcs
average yield , forty bushels.
Our correspondent in Sue county , lown , re
porls that 00 per cent of tlio out crop thcic
will not bo threshed , while the rest will go
from eight to twelve bushels per aero.
The weiitlier and crop bulletin for 111
weelc ended Saturday , September 1 , snys :
The weather during tlio weelc has beer
unusually favoiablo for the ripening , liar
vesting and threshing of wheat in Minnesota
and Dakota. It has also been favorable ir
the greuier portion of the corn belt , but toe
much ruin occurred in Ihe extreme southcri
portions of the states bordering on the Ohio
Keports from Kansas Indicate that the con
crop is secure.
COMING AVURIv IN CONGHKSS
Important Measures to lie Consld
ered in tlic House nnd Senate.
WASHINGTON , Sept. " . Senator Stcwnr
has expressed his intention of pressing th
bill for the admission of Washington Terr
lory lo n vote as early'as possible. Mr. Tur.
pie will ask thnt the regular order bo laid
nsido on Tuesday to give him n ehanco to
uiako a "peceh in reply to Senator Chandler
on llio southern political methods. Hids for
the admission of North Dakota and Montana
nro on the pronramnioforcaiisideration alter
the Washington Territory bill is disposed of ,
A number of speeches nro expected during
the week on the president's retaliation mes
To-morrow will bo individual suspension
day in the house , nnd uiuler tlio rule nn at
tempt will be made lo pass tlio Hooker reso
lution , authorizing the president lo suspend
llio collection of the duty on collon bagging
during Iho existence of the trust. Mr. O'Ncil
of Missouri is also deM'-ous of nn opportunity
to call up for passage his contract labor bill.
-Tho retaliatory bill is a special order for
Tuesday. Tlio remainder of tlio week will
probably bo consumed in an effort to act
finally on the conference reports on the up-
print ion bills which remain undisposed of ,
namely the sundry , civil , fortitlcalion nnd
The Nortliwest'H Centennial.
s , Sept. 2. The Ohio contcnninl
exposition , in observance of the llrst settle
ment of the northwest territory , will opju
Tuesday next. The advancing guard of
prominent visitors' from other status is nl-
rendy hero , and many moro nro announced
to-morrow. The Indications nro favorable
for a largo attendance of people from every
( juurlcr to bo present nt the opening exer
cises , which will take plnco on Centennial 1
grounds nn the afternoon of Tuesday. lion.
D. W. Voorhcos of Indiana will deliver the
A Distressing Tragedy.
CINCINNATI , Sopt. 2. A most distressing
tragedy was discovered lust night at Delhi , n
few mlicj from Cincinnati. It was dis
covered by Mr. Stclnlee , of Delhi , lhat Ids
wife nnd two children , who had been missing
slnco Tuesday last , had been drowned , and
It Is tlio moro intense becuuba it Is believed
that the mother , in a fit of insanity , Imd
dragged her children Into the river with her.
The children were a girl and a boy , nine nnd
ten years old. The bodies were recovered
yesterday and Identified.
An Arclitilhliop'H Klection.
DUIILI.V , Sept. 2. Archbishop Loguo ,
coadjutor to the primate , will be invested
with the pallium by Cardinal Moran In Ar
magh cathedral cm the 9th lust.
HE WANTS TO BE A SENATOR
The Boal Secret of McShano's Noml-
nntlou For Governor.
ACCORDING TO A NEBRASKAN
The Southern Democrats Wnnt the
Duty Sitsicndcl | on Cotton ttng
Sunset Cov Will Quote.
Kcirlntiiro on Irrigation.
Is This Mix Scheme ?
WA HISCITOX HUIIKVU Tun OMUIA lin , , ,
BIS Foi'iiTHRXTit STIIIIT : : ,
WASHINGTON , U. C , Sept . 2. I
There hnvo been many Inquiries made to
day for Kcprcscntallvo McShano. Ho is not
in the city , and has not boon for several
weeks. He wont to Hnr Harbor , Mo. , a
month or more ago and has remained there ,
so far ns his friends in Washington are
nwnio. The Nebraska delegation in the city
say Mr. McShano will accept tlio nomination
for the governorship , that there is no doubt
whatever about it , us ho sought the nomina
tion , They acid that the nomination of Mr.
McShano to bo governor makes public a
democratic scheme which will bo overthrown.
A member of the delegation said to-night :
"Tlio Nebraska democrats think the supreme
court will decide Hint the renpportioiimcnt
by which n largo number of senators nnd
representatives were ndded in the western
portion of the state , which was
very sparsely settled at the time
the present apportionment was made , is un
constitutional , nnd that the election will pro
ceed upon the present basis of representa
tion. They calculate the alleged popularity
of McShano in the First district will carry
the legislature although they do not hope to
secure the governorship. Of course if ho
should succeed in securing a majority of the
legislature ho would be mudo United States
senator to succeed Senator Mnndorbon. Hut
they will bo disappointed. The supicme
court will not set nsitio tlio renppoitionmcnt ,
nnd McShano will provo no stronger in the
western part of the stuto than did Mr. North ,
who was the democratic nominee in the last
campaign. Governor Thaycr carried the
Oinalm district by nearly seven thousand ma
jority when MeShanc was elected to congress
over Church Howe by about six thousand
majority. The defeat of Church Ho wo was
not an indication of strength on the part of
McShano , but showed the great weakness of
the republican candidate. There is no indi
cation that Governor Thaycr will not hnvo ns
laige n majority in the Omaha district this
je.ir utruinst MeShano as ho did when ho
ran against North. No doubt the democrats
expect to steal a march on us to secure the
legislature , but there is as much probability
of our being all killed by lightning ns there is
of the democrats gutting the majority of tlio
legislature at the approaching election.
bHCriONAIj sCIIKMIi bOlnilRUX 1 > I.MOCIUTH. :
If General Hooker of Mississippi succeeds
in getting up in the house to-morrow his Joint
resolution nuthori/.ing the president to sus
pend tempornrily tlio duties imposed upon
imported cotton baggintr , nn exceedingly
lively time is promised. The republicans say
they cannot bo driven by the cry of "Down
with the monopolies , " "Let us destroy the
trusts , " etc. , to support n proposition which
will strike a deadly blow at ono of the most
important American industries. They declare
that the democrats are simply attempting to
divert attention from free trudo to an alleged
effort to break down monopolies for the pur
pose of reaching free trade , nnd thnt for this
reason they propose lo fight the abolition of
the cotton bagging duties. They say further
that this movement Is entirely sectional ,
being an intention to assist the cotton grow
ers and dealers In the soulh at the cost of the
flux producers and bagging manufacturers of
tlionortli , A republican member from Indiana
says that in his state alone there are nearly
ono hundred tow mills which manufacture
into rough tow for the cotton bagging facto
ries all the flax straw produced iu the slate.
That it was only ufewyoais ago , be f uro
these tow mills were established , that flax
raising was unprofitable and llax straw was
burned up on the farms , being too tough to
rot and enrich the ground and there being no
market for It , but thnt since the establish
ment of these tow mills the farmers got reg
ularly from f 7 to ? H ) a ton for the straw.
They declare that what is true in tlieir state
is true in many other states. That free jute
and free cotton bagging means the destruc
tion of the cotton bugging Interest nnd
the production of llaxsced , ns
the hitler is unprofitable without
a market for flux straw. Mr. Grants of St.
Louis , who is at the head of the cotton bag
ging trust , testified before the senate
committee on finance that the cotton bag
ging trust was only formed since the Mills
bill passed the house and that hnd not that
measure been adopted and the prospects
brightened for its ultiinalo passage in llio
senate there would be no such thing ns a cot
ton bagging trust , that it was formed with n
view of trotting out of ttio stock on hand ns
much money as possible , so that the destruc
tion of the industry will fall us light us pos
sible on the proprietors of the eight cotton
bagging manufacturers in tills country.
bfXSIJT COX rAVOIIhllllllOTION. .
Representative Sunset Cox is btndyinjf llio
old torituinent with n view of speaking again
in favor of Senator Howen's amendment to
the sundry civil nppropi iation bill which np-
priatcs f2."iOKX ( ) lo investigate the proposi
tions lo irrigate the arid lands in the west.
Mr. Cox is expeelcd lo deliver a very learned
discourse , bused on the experience of the
very tirst man who irrigated the desert in
tlio holy land. The merits of the amend
ment are being championed also by Mr.
Senimcs of Colorado and Mr. Dorsey of Ne
DEMOUUTS DlVrllTINO THK ISSUE.
During the past three or four months the
democrats in tlio house have been attacking
the tariff protective system fiom a new
point. They have been doing it under the
pretense of trying lo destroy trusts , combi
nations and monopolies , 'llio house commit
tee on manufactures has all bummer been
conducting an investigation into the subject
of trusts , with n view to fixing in tlio public
mind the impression Hint there uro combina
tions formed upon nil the leading aiticlos
which pay n custom duty if imported , the
object being , of coin so , to prejudice the pub
lic mind against all Impoit taxes. The dem
ocrats believe t at If they can change their
fight in its external appearance from that -of
warfare on the protective system to a strug
gle to annihilate trusts , the public ; sentiment
will susta.n them , and they will succeed.
They dare not make the ll ut upon its
A very "cheeky" move was made the other
day by Mr. Hrcckcnridge , of Arkansas , In
the democratic line of attack upon trusts.
Mr. Hreckcnridge has been alleging forsomo
time that there exists a combination , a trust ,
which controls the market for cotton bag
ging. It will bo remembered thnt ono of the
moat clear sectionalisms in tlio Mills tnritt
bill was the placing of cotton bagging and
cotton ties upon the free list , wlnlo equal
privileges which were demanded for farmers
in the north were denied. Of course , any
thing for cotton is something for the south.
The effort of Mr. U reckon ridge to create the
impression that there oUts a cotton bagging
trust Is to prejudicn the public ) mind against
the duty on this article , which ho says is the
basis for the trust. He declares that if there
was no duty imposed upon cotton bugging
there could bo no trust , nnd that the govern
mentis party to llio monopoly. Folloulni *
hia public decluralions to the existence of
the cotton bagging trust came the
introduction of n specific bill to
plucn cotton bagging on Ilia free list ,
Mr , Hrcckcnridso annoduceJ , whuo ho in
troduced his bill , that he had the republicans
where they could not squirm or slip out of
the protrcsitton to abolish a monopoly , and
that tie. proposed to have his bill pushed
through the coniinittci ) on ways and means
and put upon its passage on the floor of the
bouse , when the republicans would bo com
pelled to vote for it Mr. Hreckcnridgo will
be very much mistaken. Ho has produced
no evidence to show that there is a trust con
trolling the price for cotton bagging , which
Is a northern product , but ho has proven
conclusively that tlm south Is very anxious
to have cotton bugping put on thu free list
simply bccuu o it wants to assist Its own In
dustries , Just why Mr. llreckonridco did
not discover trusts and monopolies in other
articles than Ihoso intended to benellt tlio
south ulono cannot bo understood.
VtllKV VtlM CO Mill US3 Alit'Ol'llS !
Several of the doorkeepers around the sen-
nto nnd house have these word" , printed In
capital ( letters on a stifl piece of cardboard ,
pinned In the lappel of their coals : " 1 do
not know when congress will iidjouin. " So
great has become the nnxict.v to know
when congress will adjourn that
even senators nnd representatives
Inquire , continually , of newspaper corre
spondents , who , passing all mound Ihuciicle ,
are presumed to ho philosophers , If not wise
acres , and great Is the disappointment when
informed thai only one possessed of super
human knowledge can predict luo day of ad
journment. Senator Quay , who came down
from Now York hist week with at least the
presumable instruction of tlio icpub-
llcan national con'mitteo to secure a post
ponement of ttio tariff bill if not nn early
adjournment of congress , ( .aid before returnIng -
Ing to the metropolis whence 1m eaino ! "U ho
Lord only knows when congress will ad
join n. 1 don't. " Senator Allison , who iijat
the head of the sub committee of tlm finance
committee preparing the tiiiirt bill , is 10-
gnrdcd the best authority on this subject.
Ho says : "U doesn't look like adjournment
befote election. Wo intend to p.iss a tariff
bill before wo adjourn. " Under all this
anxielv , and m.\ story , ho\\c\cr , theie lies
a feeling thnt conciess , by some
turn , will adjourn before October nnd before
a larifrbill Is passed. Everybody is tired ,
almost worn out , and no ono believes thcro
will bo more impoitunt legislation before the
November election. A tarifl bill could not
bo passed before the election if il were taken
up to morrow , as mi anto-elcction discussion
would occupy months , whereas a post election
debate would bo short.
TIIK m'Tinci'Mi : * or rur.i : TIIADI : .
The democratic htatesmen in concress who
nro expected to Iny down the plunks upon
which the party is to walk into free trade ,
are using very cunning nnd plausible argu
ments. They are clothing their subject in a
new garb , and it presents a very seductive
appearance. In faet the smooth tongucd
democrats hero who nro semling out their
tariff literature present tlieir case in such a
flowery way that it Is misleading and almost
beyond comprehension. For instance , ono
of the leading democratic members of the
committee on ways and means was arguing
to n few of Ills f'-liow members the tariff
polle.of his pai ty , when he put it in language
like this :
' The masses of the people want the neci-s-
sunesof lifo at llio Icnsl possible figure.
There nro Iwo ways of rencliine this desire.
We must first break up the trusts. This can
only bo done by removing federal co opera
tion. The duties we levy upon imports form
n basis for all the trusts , and when the trusts
nro broken down and the federal assistance
abolished , the products uf other markets will
be permitted to rome into ours , and thereby
rcducft the price of the necessaries of life.
This will not abolish tlio fattorirs or indus
tries , for they will remain here just the
There were more technicalities , more of
the butterfly and poetical about tlio stalc-
mont of the ease , but the ubnvo was exactly
Ihe sentiment cxpiessed. It will own scon
that the "removal of Ihe government's as
sistant lo trusts1 the "abolition of the basis
for trusts , " is simply tlio abolition of custom
duties , and free trade , puie and simple , and
nothing else. The lde.ii is to make products
in the American market cheaper by the fieo
admission of the products of other countries.
He Abandons u Lot of Imdy PcncerH
Niw : YOIIK. Sept. ! i.--l'rof. J. llnrtl , the
famous fencer nnd lender of the Viennese
Indy fencers who recently appeared at the
Kdcn Muscc , Intends to sue W. A. Mcstayer
for 15,750. Hartl said to a reporter : "Wo
went to liostoii nnd Now York and then
mudo a contract with Mcstnyer for the sea
son. Ho had surely made money with his
show. In the beginning all went well , but
then he wanted my girls to uot ns super
numeraries , nnd of course that would never
do. Wo hud the fencing in the second
and third acts , and thai wa.i nil that
was stipulated In the contract. My
girls aio ladies , you know , " said
the piofestor , stepping forward us if ready
to commence a swoid duello , "and they have
tlioi1' artist pi ulo llko c\ery other leal artist.
The company luter on did ti bad business ,
nnd when we came to Cincinnati Mr. Mes-
Invcr suddenly announced that ho would
dlbband his company. Just think of out
most disagreeable surprise,1' making a puiry.
"Wo hud given up brilliant offers and now
wo stood in a foieigu country alono.
"Mutterseelen Alloln ! Mustayorowcd us
? " 50 , nnd ho refused to pay ns. After a long
delay wo managed to get our railroad tickets
to New York and hero wo are. Now , mv
litst way wab to my lawyer. I have insti
tuted n suit for damapcs lor $15,000 and the
$ " 50 due. I hear Mebtujcr is a rich fellow
nnd ho must pay. "
NCi IN THK WOODS.
Strange Disappearance of tlio Wil'o of
u IjcwiMon , picMerchant. ) .
LE\USTOV , Mo. , Sopt. 2. MM W. A. 1'nul ,
tlio wife of n leading msrcliant hero , has dis
appeared , catislngn profound sensation. She
is about twenty-live years old , was highly
c&tcemcd , and leaves two small children.
Temporary insanity is feared. From stories
told by persons who claim to hnvo met her ,
she is believed to have strayed to tlio woods.
Parties searching found traces of the \\oinan
and a note left on n fallen tree which said :
"It la no use to look for mo. lam going nway
never to return , and " Here the * note brolco
olt abruptly us though she had heard someone
ono and iled. The \\ouds in this locality
abound in berries nnd apples , uml it is bo-
licvccl thai the wandering woman subsists on
those. A farmer in this locality thinks Unit
homo of his cows have been mil iced , possibly
by the woman. There have been SUUO men
and boy.s si curing the woods for her. Special
trains have been run out in several directions
witli like results.
ilacksonvillc ! Swept I5y Moderato
JACKSONVILLE , Fin. , Sept. ? . Ofllciul bul
letin for the twenty-four hours ending at 0
p. in. : New cases , 24 ; deaths , 3 ; total num
ber of cases to date , UJS.
A moderate cyclone passed over the city
Ibis afternoon. There was a gnlo from the
southwest , accompanied by louct thunder ,
keen flashes of lightning and a heavy rain
fall , clearing the ntmosphcro wonderfully
nnd lowering the temperature , washing the
surface of the streets perfectly clean , us well
as carrying several hundred barrels of limo
which had been scattered abroad Into the
river. The effects of the storm , said a lead
ing Cuban physician , will lesson materially
the infection , but will bo bud on tue sick.
The Chluoho Treaty.
WASIIIMITO.V , Sept. 2 The department of
state has not as yet received any Information
mation confirming llio repotted rejection of
the Chinese treaty. Ofllcial circles here are
Inclined to doubt the accuracy of the press
dispatch fioui London , while it ; is conceded
that it may prove to bo truo. It is thought
hlrnnpo that London should bo so much bet
tor informed than Washington on the subject.
The \\Vntlinr IndlcntloiiH.
Nebraska ! Fair weather ; warmer In east
ern portion ; cooler In western portion ; south
Iowa : Fair we.itticr ; slightly .warmer ;
variable winds , shifting to southerly. '
Dakota ; Fair weather ; slightly cooler ;
THE ANNIVERSARY OF SEDAN
Berlin Golobrntos the Event With
BRILLIANT MILITARY SPECTACLE ;
I'irst Appearance ol * tin ; YOIIIIK Km *
juM'or William IIM Commander *
Iii-Chlel * of the Im
perial Army ,
IRS lw Jatntt < iot\l /fciiiictt.1
Sept. 2. fNow York Herald
Cable-Special to Tin : HII : : . ] Yesterday
was tlm anniveisar.v of the battle of Sedan.
The army corps and the guards from the
garrison of Herlin , Potsdam , nnd Spundnn ,
numbering " 0,000 men , passed In review bo-
foie Kniporor William. The weather was
all that could bo wished. The showery
moining , which hud the dust , was followed
by bright sunshine , while thoTeinpelhot
common was crowded by o largo multitude
of spectators anxious to see the llrst appear
ance of the young emperor ns eommanitcr-ln
chief of Ills army at this grand annual spec
tacle , lly 7 o'clock the emperor was alrendy
in the saddle. Tlio emperor's suite was a
brilliant one , including the kings of Sweden
and Saxony , between whom ho rode
along the lines of troops , who
gicctcd him witli loud hurrahs.
Kvcry variety of uniform lent color to the
crowd of princes , generals , nnd foreign rep
resentatives who took up their bland behind
his mujeslv at the saluting point.
A novel feature of this year's review wa i
the presence of a captive balloon , from
which , nt an altitude of 1,000
feet , two reconnoiters belonging to
an aeronaut detachment made an accurnta
register of all that was passing below , and
presaged the use that is sine to bo made of
tills scientific means of scouting observation
in Germany's next war.
Tlio march pus.t the saluting point took
two hours , The Infantry was llrst In col
umns of companies , followed by the
cavalry , eight magnificent regiments
in doml Miundrons , nnd then by
the artillery. Next the infantry rolled pnst
lu dense nnd lock like columns of regiments ,
followed by llio horse cuirassiers , hussars ,
lancers and dragoons in the sumo formation
as before , but at the trot , and then by the
artillery , likewise trotting in mathematical
alignment U was an interesting
moment when the emperor , Icav-
ng the saint ; " . " jj'jit ' , placed himself
, t the head of - \foot guards with
heir towering helmets , and afterwards in
rout of the scarlet hussars of tho\'ua.rd , and
cd these pet regiments of his past the h'inga.
of Saxony and Sweden , *
Next Saturday will witncHS a similar parndo
f the Hruudenburg corps. Thcso are the two
corps soon to be pitl 'd against each other
n the autumnal Kricgspiel , under the eye of
he emperor himself. To day's spectacle In
augurated the nfanouvcr season , of which
.he most interesting portion will fall between
.ho llth and lUth inst nt no great distance
from IJcrlin. On the Hth the guards corps
opornto against a f > l > olcton fee under com
mand of the emperor. On the 15th cavalry
divisions of both corps will maneuver in a
Imilar manner , while the lith , IStli nnd 10th
will bo devoted to regular battles in the new
est tactical principles between opposing arm-
es. During this tune his majesty's headquart
ers are to bf at M uiicliberg , a little town on the
railway between the capital and Kustrin ,
where ho will live under canvas In order that
nothing shall bo wanting to iniiro him to the
habits and hardships of the field.
Death of George C. Smith of tlio St.
ST. Josni'ii , Mo. , Sopt.J. . [ Special Tele
gram to TUB UEK.J Gooivo C. Smith ,
managing editor of the St. Joseph Herald ,
died at 12 o'clock after MI illness of four
weeks of malarial fever. From the first tlio
attending physician expressed doubts as to
his recovery , Friday the fever brolco out ,
and but for an abscess which had formed on
the liver the chances favored his recovery.
Several iihyskians were called in for a con
sultation , and it was decided that an opera
tion was necessary. It w.is po/formcd and
ho at once rallied , but at 11 o'clock lasti
night look a sviddon relapse and from that
time until to-day do ith was momentarily ex
Mr. Smith was only twenty sovcn years of
age , but hud already taken hiitli rank in his
chosen profession and was ono of the most
promising newspaper men in the
west. He was burn in Franklin , MASS. ,
and at tlio age of seventeen started
for the west and was taken up by an uncle
living in Lawrence , Kan. , and sent to the
Kansas state iintvetsity. Ho quit college at
the end of the junior year , nt which time ho
was editor of his college paper. Ho wont to
Kansas City nnd served in a reportorial ca
pacity on the Times and Journal. Ho then
came to St. Joseph as city ed'tor of tlio Ga
rotte , but threw up Ins positnm in n jcar to
take charge ) of the Gillis opera house , nt
Kansas City. Ho managed the Glliis for
one bcasun , and thru returned lo St. Joseph
to accept a position as u uciato editor of the
Herald , mid on the retirement of Mr. John ,
Strong ho became managing editor , which
position ho lull until his cluilli. lie was
very popular in SI. Joseph society and wua
to have been married this mouth. Ho was u
member of the Episcopalian chinch. After
bhort services to day the remains worn for
warded to his old homo at franklin , Mass. ,
Coi.UMiifs , Sept 2. Delegations from
Newark , N. J. , headed by General George
J. Watts Kearney , arrived from the cnst this
nftcrr.oon nnd pioecedcd to tlio residence ot
Judge Allen G. Th'irman. General Kearney
informally stated the objost of tlieir visit ,
which was to secure the presence of Judge
Tlmrman at a proposed mass meeting tit New
ark , following Unit announced for Madison
Square , Now York , Thursday night. Ho set
forth the Imnortanco of his addressing Did
meeting in New Jersey , nnd after a consulta-
lion as to tlio details ho agreed to go , The
delegation was highly elated over Its succosp
and left for l.omo this evening.
Jlarrlh'on'H feeder ol' Auaoptimcd
TUI.KDO , Sept. ' . General Harrison said ,
this evening , in answer to nn Inquiry ns to
the truth of the ( statement that Governor
Foster had taken a draft of his letter of ac
ceptance-cnst to submit to Chairman Quay :
"I see that Governor Foster has denied the
statement In nn Interview In the Toledo
llliulo. You can say for mo that his &tato
tucnt Is correct. 1 have not advised with
him ornny ono In regard to It. . You can say.
further , that the letter Is not yet completed
and no time is tft for Its publication. "
A hunt Itoyalllc-H.
I.oNiirw , Sept -Queen Natalie of Scr-
vea has arrived at IJuchurcst.
The empress of Uuthln anil the cznrwlctt ,
who have been Maying at Gmundon , Austria ,
have blurted on their homeward Jounioy.
The will of the Into Kmpoivr Frederick , of
Germany , will soon bu published. It U re
ported that One puHsago duohu't)4 Uiut an ex
tension of popular rljhU ; would , bo the
strongest band of union bolWcn tiic tiatloa
and tuo monarchy. - , -
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