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EIGHTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SATURDAY , MOKNING , SEPTEMBER 22. 1888. NUMBER 100
CRACK SHOTS IN THE ARMY ,
Remarkable Progrosa In Marksman-
ehlp With the Rlflo.
OUR RELATIONS WITH SWEDEN.
Tlicy nro nt Present Rather Strained
on Account of the. Tonnage flat
ter Cleveland and the
Army Marksmen ,
WASHINGTON Buittflt ; THE OMAIU BEE , )
51D FOURTEEN nt STREET , >
WASHINGTON. D. C. , Sept. 21 , )
The arrny officers at the war department
nre delighted nt the line marksmanship
which is rapidly developing In the army.
They say that It Is no doubt duo to the im
proved arms in use. At the close of the war
the rifle in use was found to bo unreliable at
long range. The defects discovered ware
noted , and from time to time efforts were
made to get a desirable gun to place In the
hands of the soldiers. The rillo in use now
is quite accurate in its range and many of
the soldiers can , it Is said , with the practice
Cioy have had , kill a man easily nt COO or SOO
yards distance. The officers nre now intend
ing to turn the attention of the soldiers to
carbine und pistol practice. The cavalry are
trained to shoot nt objects with the revolver
while at a run on horseback. They will bo
trained to so handle the revolver as to use it
. . . with perfect freedom ,
I * 1II6COURTESY TO SWEDEN.
The continued absence of the Swedish
. . minister from this city ns well his secretary
-l of legation has lead to a great deal of talk in
diplomatic circles , nnd as the corps return to
"Washington all sorts of rumors are hoard ns
to the reasons which have load to the long
absence of the two gentlemen. The reason
which Is generally believed is , that the
Swedish government is somewhat chagrined
on account of the action , or rather nonnction
of Secretary Bayard and Commissioner of
Navigation Morton in tlui matter of the dc
innnda of the Swedish government for the
lower tonnage dues. It will be remembered
that some months ago attention was called to
the fact that Sweden claimed that under arti
cle 8 of the treaty of lt7 , vessels from Scan
dinavian ports wore entitled to enter into
United States ports upon payment of ton-
nngo dues at the rate of II cents
per ton instead of at the rate
of G cents per ton which la charged to them.
They base their claim upon thu ivct of 1SS1
which authorizes the collection of 3 cents per
ton from vessels hailing from ports in South
nnd Central America mid in Mexico and
upon article 8 of the ticnty nbovo cited.
Early last year when the Swedish minister
mndo the formal demand for n reduction in
tonnage dues Mr. Bayurd said that the
United States could not acquiesce in tno po
sition assumed by the Swedish government.
Then on the Oth of March in the same year
the Sweuish minister sent to the secretary of
fltato a copy of n letter from Henry Clay
written in IS'-S In which the then American
secretary of state made a demand for this
government precisely similar to that now
made by the Sweilish government in behalf
of Swedish vessels. The Swedish king at that
time , recognizing the Justice of tno position of
* Mr. Clay and the force of the demand then
"ir.ndc , nt once directed the necessary change
in the customs regulations and they were
made , and American vessels had no lurthcr
trouble in Swedish ports. Although this
convincing argument in support of Sweden's
position was submitted to Secretary Bayard
us long ago as March , 1S67 , no reply lias yet
been transmitted , nnd as a consequence it is
believed hero that Sweden is determined to
allow itself to be unrepresented nt the capitol -
itol of the United States until the answer to
the last communication Is forthcoming.
CLEVELAND LUCKY AG\IN.
Grover Cleveland has been looked upon as
the mah of destiny whom good luck has fol
lowed for so long that nothing is surprising
now which turns up in his behalf. This
morning Congressman Kllgoro took the Chi'
ncso exclusion bill to the white house and
there was at once n great dca } curiosity
manifested on all sides as just what the
president would do with the bill. At the lasi
moment , when republicans were chuckling
over the hole In which the president was
in on account of the precipitancy of his
friends in the house in rushing the measure
through , and while democrats were fcelhif ,
gloomy because of the haste with which thej
had acted , news has been received tlirougl
the American legation in China to the effee
that the convention between the United
States and China recently ratified by the
Bcnato has been nt last really and finally re
jected by the Chinese government , so that
President Cleveland is frco once moro to act
ns ho hces lit on this bill without any un
pleasant diplomatic question in connection
therewith to bother him during its considera
tion. Both the president and the United
States have been helped out In this question
by the fortunate action ot the Chinese gov
TRUSTS TO HE 1NVESTIO VTKU.
The senate sub committee on finance has
concluded to investigate the sugar trust thor
oughly , nnd with that end in view they liavo
summoned Mr. Charles E. Searles , secre
tary of the trust , mid Messis. llavemoyer
nnd Harrison to appear nnd testify. Mr.
Searles will give his testimony to-morrow.
The committee will nlso begin the investiga
tion of the copper trust next Thursday.
These investigations are to bo very thorough
and in nil probability will prevent the pres
entation of the republican tariff bill iu the
Bcunte next week.
CANADIAN l.l'MIIER AND THE TARIFF.
There have been moro demands made for
the special report on the lumber trndo of
Canada by United States Consul Hotch
kiss , located nt Ottawa , than any that has
been made for years by a consular , nsont.
Mr. Botchkiss has had long experience In the
lumber business in the United States , nnd
his expressions on the subject of native and
nnd imported lumber arc regarded ns prime.
Undoubtedly the department of state over
looked the importance of this report for re
publican campaign literature when It permit
ted the matter to be published nt this timo.
Much to the surprise of everybody , It will bo
remembered , Mr. Hotchkiss stated in his re
port , which was publishf'l only two weeks
ngo , that the abolition of tn duty on lumber ,
amounting to $ J par 1,000 feet , would not
muko the product any cheaper for American
consumers , ns the Canadian government ,
which controls the timber lands of the Do
minion of Canada , was ready to raise the
prlco to lessees of timber lands to the exact
nmount now Imposed upon Canadian lumber
by the United States government. In other
words , ho stated In plain terms that to abolish
ish the duty on lumber would simply bo to
increase the value of Canadian stumpngo to
the extent of $2 per 1,000 feet , or to give the
Canadian government nn opportunity to in
crease its Btumpago tax to that extent. This
could bo done without violating thu spirit of
the lumber clause , hlch admits Canadian
lumber frco only when export duties have
As soon us the contents of this report
reached the eyes of the Michigan and Wis
consin lumbermen thry were aroused , nnd tel
egraphed their representatives in congress to
procure for them copies of this report. Much
to the surprise of these congressmen , when
they called for this report at the department
of stnto they were informed that the edition
was exhausted , nn that they could not pro
cure copies. It Is not known whether the de
partment renlly distributed all of the special
edition of this report , or whether ns soon us
the Importance of it became known they Ini-
mediately ordered its suppression. At any
rate a copy of Mr. HotenkUs1 report on the
proposition to abolish the duty on lumber
cannot bo procured In Washington.
Nebraska nnd lown Pension * .
WASHINGTON , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB Bue.l Nebraska pensions :
Original Invalids-John S. Poor , Cedar
Rapids. Increase DavidV. . Thurston ,
Cambridjv Willct H. Couch , Royujv Justus
' "it * ' r1'1
Sandcflcld , Dodge ; Ell William Ruby , Hil
ton ; William Sexton , North Bend ; Joseph E.
Young , Shclton.
lown pensions : Original Invalids Michael
Corcoran ( deceased ) Mason City ; Henry
Hhodes , Manly ; Henry dallbaugh , Atlantic.
Increase George H. Lane , Columbus Junc
tion ; Edward Enston , West Union ; Jnnn H.
Halght , Osage : William H. Nycum , Algona ;
bmnuel Pcaoody. Burlington : Elbrldgo O.
Chandler , Cambridge : Walter H. Stone ,
Alpha ; Almon H. Cunningham , Floyd ;
George 13. Haner , Wavcrly ; Patrick Beans ,
Waukon ; Lore Alford , Waterloo ; Henry
Ireland , Charles City ; John A. Sanborn ,
Cherokee ; John Q. Ashford , Lohlgh ; Chris
topher Warren , Kcosauqua : Milton Camp ,
Hcsper ; John N. Coulter , Guidon. Uuissuo
Michael Katlcan , Council Hluffs ; John
Hell , Chariton.
A Giddy Clilofof Police.
WATI it aiiv , Conn. , Sept.A sensation
has been caused nt Winstcd by the elopement
from there of John J. Adams , chief of police ,
aged thirty-five years , and Miss Jennie Out-
ton , a saleswoman in a dry goods store.
The pair were registered at the Kilmer hotel
ntThomaston , the night before they loft , but
binco then nothing has been heard from
them. Miss Dutton Is twenty-three years"of
ago and pretty. Adams leaves a wife.
The president sent the following nomina
tions to thu senate this afternoon : John G.
Parkhurst , of Michigan , to bo envoy extra
ordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the
United States nt Uelgium , and Captain
Henry W. Lawthon , Fourth cavalry , to bo
major and inspector general.
Mrs. Cleveland and Mrs. Folbom left hero
this morning fora short stay in the Adirou-
dacks. They were accompanied by Dr.
Ward , of Albany.
The president has appointed William II. , T.
Sparks , ex-commissioner ot the general land
olllcc , co referee and chairman of referees ,
to act with two others , one to bo appointed
by the Chicago , Kansas A : Nebraska railroad
company and one by the principal chief of
the Cherokee Nation in Indian territory , to
assess against the railroad company the
nmount of compensation to be paid the In
dians for n right of way through theft lands.
New lown Postmasters. .
WASHINGTON , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE.J The following Iowa
postmasters were appointed to-day : George
H. Howard , Genoa Bluff , Iowa county , vice
Gcorgo K. Fuller , deceased : A. M. Hum-
bach , Mount Pleasant , Hnrdin county , vice
Thomas Cosgrovc , resigned.
Grover Given the Chinese Bill.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 21. Representative
Kilgore , noting chairman of the house com
mittee on enrolled bills , called upon the pres
ident this morning and delivered to him the
Chinese exclusion bill.
timid Follows AVIIbanUs.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 21. General Walter C.
Ncwbury lias been appointed postmaster at
Chicago , vice S. C. Judd , resigned.
He Docs Business on a Shoestring and
Ills Partner Makes a How.
NEW YOIIK , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BEE. ] "Bob" Ammon , the Pitts-
burg stroke leader of 1ST" , who claims to
own some of the Eldorado mine in Placer-
illo , Cal. , was called upon to explain in no-
ice court some of the peculiarities of his
: nethod of doing business. He was charged
L > y Theodore Weed with wrongfully using
onio $5,000 worth of United States 4K per
: cnt bonds which had been intrusted to his
: arc. Theodore Weed was the first witness ,
t appears that Edwin A. Weed wished to
enter into partnership with Ammon , with
ivliom he had become acquainted by answer'
, ng nn advertisement which the other had in.
sorted in the early part of 1SS3. Ammon ns > -
sorts that he called upon Edwin Weed
to advance $7,500 in cash , 55,000 of
which was to be placed to the
capitnl account , nnd the remaining $3,500 to
go to Ammon as nn equivalent for n half in
terest in the linn. Although Theodore had
access to the books , nnd hasassisted _ In keep-
'ng them for nearly two weeks , he did not
: ) ccomu awuro of this fact until two months
.ater , when lie and Ammon were together in
California , where they had gone to inspect
the Kldarado mine. The hour was midnight ,
and the two were nlonu in n room. Then , ho
said , Ammon told him that ho did not have a
cent in the world ; that ho "was doing busi
ness on a shoestring. " Immediately after
this Weed returned to New York. Edwin ,
who had been left In charge of the business
bad , meanwhile , drawn out $4,000 of the
partnership money , which ho applied to re
deeming hypothecated bonds. The defense
then prepared to show up the other side In
the true light , when Justice Murray dismissed
the complaint on the ground that ho had no
Jurisdiction in the matter , This ended the
case in the criminal court , but the civil courts
will probably bo appealed to.
Policy Dealers nnd Their Victim.
NEW YORK , Sept. 21. James E. Bedell ,
who swindled the clients of the law firm of
Shlpman , Barlow , Laroquo & Choato out of
nearly three hundred thousand dollars ,
while noting as their mortgage clerk , was
remanded for examination lu the Tombs this
Toseph Emerson , proprietor of the pol icy
shop where Uedell says ho lost 5120,000 , and
\ \ ho was arrested last night , was nUo nr-
ralgncd this morning and remanded to the
custody of the police.
Later in the day licdcll appeared as com
plainant against the policy dealers , Herman
J. Emerson and Philip Goss , in whose shop
he said he lost $137,27.43. Tills sum Hedcll
alleges ho lost between January. 1SS1 , and
September 17 , 1SS3 , when his last visit was
made there. lie invested SIS' ) on that day.
The defendants were held in $5,000 bail each
Inspector Hyrncs said that $264,500 was
the full amount of the thefts , Bedell's
method was of such n nature as to bind his
llrm to a full responsibility to th& investors
in every instance. All Hcdell's victims hope
to recover in what can bo realized by the
sale of his $50,000 farm at West Chester.
Storms in the Bahamas.
NASSAU , Bahama Islands , Sept. 21. A so-
vcro hurricane passed over several of these
islands on September 2 and 3. At Ragged
island eighteen houses were totally de
stroyed , twelve others nearly * o , nnd scores
were moro or less Injured. All the sponging ,
fishing und trading schooners belonging to
the island were cither bilged or driven high
on shore. The water lose over four feet
above the nverago spring tides , washing
uway great piles of salt'aggregating over
sixty thousand bushels.
A Paintcr'n Suicide.
ST. JOSBHI , Mo. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Charles F. Perkins , a
painter , committed suicide early this morning -
ing by taking a dose of morphine. Ho was
considered one of the finest grainers in the
city , nlwavs had plenty of work nnd lived
happily with his family. No cause can bo
assigned for the suiuldo other than an Imag
Has n llnd llccord.
DENVER , Colo. , Sept. 21 , [ Special Tele-
Brain to TUB BuE.J W. H. Furbush , who
headed the colored delegation which called
on Thurman yesterday Is well known hero.
Ho killed n man In 1SS3 and has an extremely
Thu Odd Fellows.
Los ANUKLKS , Col , , Sept. 21. The sov
ereign grand lodge , I. O. O. F , , has chosen
Columbus , O. , as the place to bold the next
BOSTON , Sept. 2l.-Wiiam ! ! Norris , the
actor , died thU moruint , aged seventy-sis
year * .
AMONG TIIK RAILROADS.
Prospects of n AVar Iti hive , Stock and
Dressed BecT Hates.
CniCAno , Sept. 21. It now seems probable
that the Pennsylvania nnd Vnndcrbllt lines
will alter their original programme In regard
to the proposed advance In dressed beef and
live stock rates. The figures agreed upon
by them were 3"i cents per 100 pounds
on dressed beef nnd 15 cents on cattle from
Chicago to Now York , the Vandcrbilt roads
applying on their Hoston business the pro
portionately higher rates of 40 cents on beef
and ITJf cents on cattle. Monday Is the date
fixed for these rates to go into effect. On
the following day the Chicago & Atlantic's
differential rate of 30' cents on dressed beef
becomes effective. The Pennsylvania Is now
seriously considering the advisability of mak-
irfg its rate 30) instead of J5 ! cents , to meet
the competition of the Chicago t Alautlc.
The Vandorbilts are opposed to this course ,
bnt if the Pennsylvania Insists upon it they
will apparently have to follow suit. In ad
dition , the Grand Trunk proposes to make n
uniform charge of 85 cents on beef nnd 15
rents on cattle , both to New York nnd Hos
ton , which nctlon will doubtless compel the
Michigan Central nnd Lake Shore to drop
their proposed rates on Boston business.
The prospect of another war of rates on
hose articles is causing n good deal of un-
nsiucss in railway circles.
The Transcontinental Hates.
CIIICVGO , Sept. 21. Chairman Midgley is
authority for the statement that nil dlulcul-
Ics attending transcontinental rates will bo
removed to-morrow. Chairman Leeds noli-
lied him to prcparo a list of commodities on
which lower rates were wanted by Chicago
hippers , nnd that any request made by him
ir by any line in the Western Railway asso
ciation would DC honored mid new rates
.undo accordingly. A list of about sixty
articles was prepared nnd sent to Mr. Leeds
' .o-day , nnd the expectation is that to-morrow
.ho new rates will be issued. It Is said that
he list will include practically all articles
nanufactured here , regarding which there
las been so much agitation.
Trunk Line Matters.
NEW Youic , Sept. 21.Tho trunk line rail
road presidents held n meeting nf , Com
missioner Fink's ofllco to-dny. The question
of west bound freight rates was discussed
nnd finally referred to the executive com
mittee for action. East bound rates , about
which western people were anxious to have
im understanding , were not settled. It was
thought best to allow the central trnlllo as
sociation to decide that question at its coming
meeting hero on Wednesday , September 20.
GONE TO JOIN WILBANKS.
Ofliclnl Decapitation of Chicago's
1'ostmaster Ilia Successor.
CHICAGO , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram to
Till : BEE. ! Never in the history of the Chicago
cage postofllce has there been such a shaking
up and rattling of dry bones as to-day.
During the afternoon General W. C. New-
berry , a well known democratic politician ,
and head of the Iroquois clue , received noti
fication that ho had been appointed post
master , vice S. Corning Judd. Was it a re-
noval or n resignation 1 It is impossible to
determine , except that Mr. Judd as late as
.his evening said to n reporter that the
rumor was a lie. Ho denied in the most cm-
[ ihatic language that ho had cither been re
moved or had resigned. Colonel Hca , the
ussistant postmaster , Was equally reticent
concerning the removal of his chief , de
claring that ho knew nothing ubout
it. Ho said , however , that there was
n list of removals and transfers
wnich he would shortly give out.
When it was finally read the head of Frank
E. Kennedy , assistant under Mr. Wilbanks.
was found to be in the official basket. It will
be Interesting for Mr. Kennedy to learn
whether his "removal for cause" was made
prior or subsequently to the time when his
chief's head adorned the basket of Postmas
ter General Dickinson. The other changes
were nil minor officials , but there were n
great many of them.
Friends of General Ncwbcrry , who say
there is no mistake about his appointment ,
nro of the opinion that Mr. Judd did a very
singular thing In making so many changes
when his official career was so near n close.
Ex-Superintendent of Mails Wilbanks'
friends tnink that the taking of Judu's scalp
is n victory for him. Wilbanks himself
smiled when spoken to on the subject this
evening and said :
"Tho appointment is n good one. New-
berry is a man who has some executive abil
ity. Judd never had enough to command
1,300 men. I don't know that it will effect
my position any. I am waiting patiently. "
A Woman's Financial Ability.
Dovnit , N. H. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Bnn. ] Tno directors of the
Dover horse railroad , of which Mrs. E. H.G.
Dow was elected president January 21,1SSS ,
have declared a 20 per cent dividend on the
basis ofhat the syndicate offered for the
stock about a year ngo. Although the road
was in debt when she took the management ,
old debts have been paid off nnd this divi
dend declared from the earnings of the road ,
leaving n surplus in the treasury. The citl- ,
? cns of Dover , many of whom are stockhold
ers in this road , feel that to take a non-divi
dend road and bring it up as she has done ,
speaks well for her financial ability. The
stock before she took control was purchased
as low as $ , nnd * 7 per share , and lately $100
per share has been refused for it.
Another American Duchess.
New YOIIK , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Bcn.J Hight on the heels
of the announcement of the betrothal of Miss
MaoTavish , of Baltimore , to an English
duke , society is again startled by the news
that Miss Dottio Xerega , a well known hello
of Westchester , is to marry the Duke of
Newcastle. The duke is not prepossessing
in appearance. His spine was injured by u
fall when ho was nn infant and he is now n
dwarfed nnd crippled young man. Ho is as
serted , however , to bo of an amicable dis
position and will inherit a vast fortune on
his mother's death.
The Railroad Strike Ended.
CHICAGO , Sept. 21. The strike of trainmen
on the Chicago division of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad , was of short duration. All the
trains commenced running again to-day , and
it would appear that , contrary to first re
ports , the majority were never stopped. As
soon as the overtime grievance was pre
sented to General Manager Jeffreys the men
were promised a remedy and they resumed
work at once. The overtime duty to which
they had been subjected appears to liavo
been duo to blockaded yards here , caused by
a great influx of freight.
Volcanic Kni | > tlnnn at Stromuoli.
LONDON , Sept. 21. The volcano on the is
land of Strotnbolt is in a state of uetlvo erup
tion. Steamers passing the island report
that instead of the usual thin vapor which
arises from the crater there Is a constant
volume of llamo. The deck of the steamer
Duchess , of Sutherland , while passing the
island on her way to Naples , was covered
with ashes. Clouds of dust surround * the
mountain for ten miles.
A Mexican Journalist Shot.
CmOF MEXICO , Sept. 21. Advices from
MIer , on the Rio Grande , state that Deputy
Sheriff Sibro of Rio Grande City , while in
MIcr , deliberately shot a Mexican journalist
named Calitcro Course , inflicting mortal
wounds. Some time ngo Sibro killed Abra
ham Uoscrdez in the same manner and on
the bamo spot.
nobbed x Pay Car.
BUFFALO , Sept. 21 , Last night thieves
entered a pay car on the Lake Shore road In
the outskirts of this city ana administered
ether to the occupants and escaped with
BEHIND THE BARS ONCE MORE
Johnson the Fugitive la Gapturod
Among the Sandhills.
THEY ROBBED THEIR NEIGHBORS.
Two Farm Hands ttmbnrk In an En
terprise Which hands Them
in lall Various County
Fairs State News.
JOHNSTOWN , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tel
egram to THE BBC. ] Robinson , the Shel
don murderer , who broke jail at Valentino
last Monday night , was captured three
miles cast of hero to-day by Constable Tom
Harrod and J. M. Holdcn. Robinson has
been hiding among the sand hills ever since
breaking jail , and has made but little effort
to get nwnv. Ho was brought to town and
will be kept hero until morning , when ho
will bo taken to Valentino.
lloblicd Their Neighbors.
ALIIION , Neb. . Sent. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Bin : . ] Yesterday two farm
hands named John Barman and William
Bennett , living near St. Edwards , took nd-
vantage of their neighbors' abs'cnco at the
fair mid stole n team and wagon from Will
iam O'Donnell ' mid nine hogs from D. A.
Shelter. They drove them to Lindsay , sold
the hogs and then became intoxicated. A
Jelegram sent out this morning effected their
capture and they arc now lodged lu the jail
The Kearney Keunlon.
KEARNEY , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Wednesday was "red letter day" nt
Camp Morrow. Comrades from every portion
tion of the county were present , nnd the
evening campliro was one of the finest ever
hold General Connor made one of the great
est impromptu efforts of his life , and his
statement that the child born in the woods
and cradled In a sugar trough was the equal
of any in the land , " was reccis'cd with en
thusiastic cheers. Shortly after sundown
the thousands present were treated to a rep
resentation of the running of land batteries
by the United States gunboats. The cxhibl
was a realistic one. The batteries had been
placed on the shores of Lake Kearney under
the supervision of Lieutenant Durfce , and
General Whcaton had detailed men to man
them. As the steamer Ncptuno .passed nnd
the batteries opened lire , the Hash of the guns
nnd the report which followed , carried the
memories of many present bade to the days
of l&IW , when the running of the confeder
ate batteries resulte.1 In the capture of
Vicksburij. The weather has changed from
hot and drv , with dusty roads , to cool uud
pleasant , with no dust.
The State W. C. T. U.
HASTINGS , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEG. ] The W. C. T. U. state
convention mot here to-day with a full at
tendance of executive officers , nnd about one
hundred delegates. All departments of the
work arc represented by superintendents and
district presidents , who report much progress.
Many new unions have been organized. The
convention will last * Unltl Tuesday. Much
.nterest is being manifested. Mrs. Clara
Hoffman , of Missouri , * wilt speak in the
opera house Saturday evening and on Sun
The convention opened at 2 o'clock with
devotional exercises conducted by Mrs. E. A.
Fulton , of Pawnee City. Mrs. Alma G.
Fitch , of Hastings , delivered the welcoming
address , which was responded to by Rov.
Mary G. Andrews , of Omaha. Then came
the appointment of the executive committee.
The nftenroon programme closed with a
drill in parliamentary practice conducted by
Mrs. A. M. Hitchcock , of Fremont. The
evening session was taken up with devo
tional exercises conducted by Mrs. E. M.
J. Cooley , of Lincoln.
A Hie Deal at Kearney.
KEAKNEV , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special to THE
HUE. ] One of the largest , If not the largest ,
real estate deals over made in the state of
Nebraska has just been consummated in Kear
ney. Last Saturday two car loads of capi
talists arrived at this city , and loft at noon
Wednesday. While here they looked over
the city and examined the water power.
The result was the formation of the Gcorgo
W. Frank Improvement company , with a cap
ital of ? ' 3,000l)00 ) , all of which was paid up in
full , and invested in Kearney real estate.
The purchase includes the Kearney canal ,
and the electric light franchise of the Kear
ney Electric Light nnd Power company. The
gentlemen who form the company were
from Boston , Hartford , New Haven , and
other New England cities.
Buffalo County's Fair.
KEARNEY , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special to THE
BEE. ! Iho second day of the Buffalo county
fair found the grand stand and quarter
stretch n crowded mass of humanity , while
the field was tilled with carriages. The entries -
trios in the speed ring were numerous and
the races gave satisfaction to all. Three
wagon loads of girls from the reform school ,
all dressed in white and marching by twos ,
enlivened the scene. Floral hall is filled
with exhibits from the county , nil of which
have been arranged in a tasteful manner.
The fair throughout is the best ever given In
the county and too much credit cannot bo
given to G. H. Cutting , the secretary , for
the elegant display and the cxcoll ent ar
rangements of witnessing them.
Preparing For a Grand Rally.
AiNSWoiiTii , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] The republicans have planned
for a grand rally to take place in the Osborn
opera house at this place on the 20th inst.
F. Winter nnd M. B. Malloy , of Long Pine ,
Hon. E. M. Love , C. F. Boyd , H. O. Palm ,
nnd P. D. McAndrow , of Aiusworth , are ul
billed to expound their views on the tariff
question und other issues of the day. A
Harrison ami Morton polo will bo raised
Button's silver cornet band nnd the Ains
worth Glco club have been engaged to
furnish music for the occasion.
A Trifle Premature.
NEIWASKA. CITY , Natf. , Sept 21. [ Speciu
to THE BEE. ] The announcement in THE
BEE n few days ngo to"tho effect that Gnnz
& Erbacker , of this city , were lined $150 for
violating the Sunday liquor law , was n Httlo
premature owing to a misunderstanding.
The plea of not guilty was entered and their
trial set for this afternoon. The police , how
ever , say they have positive proof of re
peated violation of the law. and an effort
will nlso bo made by the temperance people
to liavo the firm's license revoked.
While Ganz has figured in police court engraver
graver charges , ho has not been up before on
the present charge.
Maneuvers at Camp Rrooke.
KEAIINEY , Neb , , Sept. 21. fSpecml to Tun
BEE. ] Camp Brooke witnessed one of the
finest brigade skirmishes yesterday that has
been held slnco the cnmp was formed. It
was under the command of General Whca
ton nnd participated In by all the troops
present. At the close of tho. drill the G. A.
U. was assigned the post of honor and the
regulars passed in review. Grand guari
mount was held at 1 p. in. , nnd was a mos
interesting sigl't Outjwst duty was carried
on as usual , under command of Captain
Green , Seventeenth Iijfuntry.
Trouble With a Starter.
KEAUNEY , Neb. , Sept. -Speclal [ Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] W. H. Burstow , of
Crete , who Is employed by the fair as
sociation as startor. ( or the races , ruled
yesterday that newsiest men , must' bo
tcpt away from the judges. The whole
icwspaper fraternity of this city was
rented In n most insolent manner by
ilm mid they could not get reliable reports
of the races. A loud dispute arose bo-
ween the starter mid owners of horses , nnd
ho latter were fined $1UJ each by him.
The McthodlstH nt Beatrice.
BEVTIIICE , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele-
rrnm toTitE BEE. ] Thcro was n largo at-
endanco nt the Methodist conference to-day.
L'ho class applying for admission to the con-
ercnco was addressed by Bishop Foss this
forenoon. The day was mostly taken up
vlth committee work. The Women's Mis-
ilonary society hold a session this afternoon.
To-morrow night an educational meetlilg
will beheld addressed by Chancellor Crelgh-
on , Dr. Frye , editor of the St. Louis Chris-
.Ian Advocate , und others.
Cnster County's Fair.
BUOKEN How , Neb. , Sept , 21 , [ Spcclal to
THE BEE.J Great preparations are being
nado for n big display at our"coming county
'air the first week in October. The fact that
Glister county was awarded the first premium
at the recent state fair has stimulated their
efforts to make their homo fair a crand suc
cess. Among the attractions will "bo u WOO
nirso for a free-for-all trotting race , wnich
s expected to attract some good horses.
Caster County District Court.
BUOKEN Bow , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special to
.Tiir. BEE. ] Judge Norvllle , of Snward , is
> rcsidlng at the term of the district court
low In session here. There are over one
mndred and fifty civil cases on the docket ,
jesidcs several minor criminal matters ,
jcorge Hess , convicted of rape , was bcn-
enccd to the penitentiary for two years.
Lllllo Curry , convlctod of petit larceny , was
sentenced to the county jail for two months.
A Harrtaoit and Merion Itally.
HASTINOS , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The opening rally of the
cnmpnlgn by the Hastings Harrison nnd
Morton club was hold hero to-night mid was
a splendid success. A torch light procession
paraded the streets with Ibands of music.
Speeches were delivered at the opera house
BV Messrs. Ilurtmnn and Bailey of this city.
Much enthusiasm was manifested.
The Hurt County Fair.
O\KrA\i > , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special to THE
UEE.J The Hurt county fair closed to-day.
Yesterday there was the largest attendance
at any fair ever hold in Burt county. Judge
M. H. Hopowell , of Teknmah , delivered the
annual address. The display of farm pro
ducts wus not as largo us last year. This is
especially true of grain. The display of
stock is large.
Activity in Politics.
BROKEN Bow , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special to
THE BEE.J The political pot is being kept
up to the boiling point. The republican
central committee have arrangements for
speeches nearly every night in some portion
of the county. Custor county will roll up n
larger republican majority than over bcforo
in her history.
The Nuckolls County Pair.
NELSON , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The NucKolls county
fair was In full blast to-dny. The weather
was lovely , the exhibits fine and the attend
ance large. Several fine horses are on ex
hibition , notably Bob Sprague , jr. , uud Pc-
The Boone County Fair.
ALBION , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The Boone county fuir
which closed to-day , wus the most succcbsful
ever held hero. The display of farm product -
duct was especially line and was a revela
tion to those who never before know what
the west is capable of producing.
A Prohibition Rally.
SEWAUU , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Gcorgo Scott , a prohibi
tion candidate for concress , spoke to-night
at the opera house to n fair audience. His
nddrcss consisted mainly ot n tirade against
the republicans and protection.
SEWAKD , Neb. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Doctor James M. Bar
rows , veterinary surgeon , has been examined
by the board of insanity und adjudged in
sane. Ho shot nt n neighbor nnd threatened
the lives of numerous citizens.
Crawford For Senator.
OAKLAND , Nob. , Sept. 21. [ Special to THE
BEC. ] The democratic state senatorial con
vention for the Seventh district met hero
yesterday. Hon. J. C. Crawford , of West
Point , received the nomination for senator.
A DOUBtiK POISONING.
The Swift and Merited Punishment of
a HeartleH.s Wife.
OTTVWA , Ont. , Sept. 21. A horrible case
of poisoning is reported oil the shores of
Lake Tcmiscaminquo. For some time past
Mrs. Bolvira has been anxious to get rid of
her husband , and an opportunity occurred
last Sunday , when ho complained of feel
ing unwell. Ills wife suggested n dose
of cpsom salts , but instead prepared u
dose of strychnine. The husband was
suspicious of the mixture and refused to take
it. To satisfy his scruples the woman took n
spoonful herself. This induced the husband
to take a full dose , but the woman miscalcu
lated the strength of the poison , thinking ,
doubtless , that a spoonful would not hurt her.
A man named Greincr called In shortly after
and found the woman's muscles twitching
from the effects of the poison mid her hus
band in convulsions. The woman explained
what was the matter und Grciner went for
assistance , but wnau it arrived both were
No Infected Cattle at Chicago.
CHICAGO , Sept. 21. Health Inspector Rand ,
of the stock yards , was asked to-day ubout
the report of virulent Texas cattle fever at
Mount Vcruon , and of the shipment to Chicago
cage of two car loads of Infected cattlo. Ho
said that ho had been notified of the ship
ment of cattle to Chicago , and had boon on
the lookout for it , but no such cattle had ar
rived , mid it appeared ns if the shippers ut
Moui.t Vcrnon had given out a false report
of the shipment to Chicago for the purpose
of concealing the real destination of the dis
Chairman Blancliard's Report.
CHICAGO , Sept. 21. The methods by which ,
in the opinion of Chairman Blanchard of the
Central Traffic association , the railways may
make u division of business between them
selves , notwithstanding the inter-stuto com
merce law , will bo published nt length to
morrow. The subject is explained in Blunch-
ard's written recommendations to the com
mittee on revision of the Central TraQlo as
The Indianapolis Journal "Squared. "
INDIANAPOLIS , Sept. 21. The trouble which
has existed between the Typographical union
and the Journal Publishing company was
settled to-night. Colonel John C. New met
a delegation of the union , and an amicable
adjustment of the troubles was arrived ut.
A Southern Cyclone.
LITTLE ROCK , Ark. , Sept. 21. A small cy
clone pr.sscd over Mammoth Springs Fulton
county , to-day , at noon. Seven houses were
wrecked , trees blown down , and the corn
crop is said to bo ruined. Several people
were injured , but no ono Is reported killed.
A. Significant Cablegram.
DETROIT , Sept. 21 , Tba following cable
was sent from hero this morning ;
DETROIT , Sept. 21. To Dr. Jowph Ekenny ,
.Dublin , Ireland : A thousand pounds moro
to'corabaV 'coercion. CHIKLKS '
BKAT13N OUT OF AREliR HlliU
An Uinnlia Man Loses a Suit Against
an Iowa Snloonlst.
CARROLL , In. , Sept. 21. [ Special to Tin :
:3r.E.J : In the Carroll district court hero bo-
'oroJmtgo Macombcr , R. R. Groto of Omaha ,
'ormcrly of DCS Molncs , sued J. D. Schmidt
for the sum of $330 , this being the balnnco
duo for Milwaukee beer which Schmidt had
bought of Groto in 1SS3. Schmidt defended
on the ground that the beer was sold in vio-
ntlon of the prohibitory law nnd nslccd judg-
ncnt for the money paid on the beer bill ,
llroto falling to show u permit from the
ward of supervisors. the judge or-
lered n verdict for Schmidt for
.ho money paid , amounting to
? iM2.50. During the trial Groto's attorneys
) fferod nn amendment , setting up the "orig
inal packnpo" defence , claiming that the
jeer was sold Schmidt In thu sania packages
n which it was shipped from Milwaukee , out
Lha court refused to grant the amendment on
: ho ground that having alleged in his petition
that ho sold the beer under his permit ho
could not change his ground of. nctlon by the
imendmcnt without nbnndonlng the claim
that the snlo was legal under the permit ,
which he refused to do. The case has ex
cited considerable comment. Grote will ap
The "Q. " Troubles.
Dna MOINESI , la. , Sept. 21. [ Special to THE
Uni : . ] Inquiry to-day among the Chlcairo ,
Uurllngton & Quincy employes shows that
; hey are uncertain what course they will
: ako in regard to the threatened reduction of
wages. It seems to bo generally understood
among them that n cut will bo made October
I , alTcctlng engineers , conductor , brnkcmon
nnd switchmen. The reduction will probably
DC from $10 a mouth upwards. Some of them
say they will strike. Others tliinit that the
movement is really Intended to oust the
present non-union engineers so that the com-
[ > any can get back their former engineers
without having to break any pledges to do
so. When that is accomplished it is thought
L > y some that the wages of the emploics will
bo about what they have ucen , though the
cutting down of receipts on account of the
strike is admitted to bo a possible factor in
the proposed move. Local officers tire very
reticent , mid give forth no information about
the proposed cut in wages , though employes
state that they have reliable information
that n reduction will bo made October 1.
General Manager Stone , with n number of
other officials , arrived In town this evening
on n tour of inspection. Ho states positively
that no reduction of wages is contemplated ,
and consequently no new strike is feared.
Others admit that a circular of some sort
suggesting u reduction was sent out , but
they say it was not official , and that Stone
had nothing to do with it. Ho says that the
road will make no cut and has no trouble
with its employes.
A DrugglsfH Iii < im > i'H Seized.
DBS MOINES , In. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The deputy sheriff of
Dallas county was in town to-day serving
papers on D. W. Hayes , of this city , who
owns a drug store at Perry , in that county.
The sheriff has just seized over four hundred
packages of liquors , which were 'shipped to
that drug store the night boforc the recent
democratic barbecue at Perry.
Kpiscopaliana and Prohibition.
MASON CITY , lu. , Sept. 21. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE BEH. ] An observing and trust
worthy politician informs us that out of the
COO Methodist Episcopal clergymen of this
state but forty-ono are open in their support
of Fisk und Brooks. One of this number is
Sentenced for Train AVrpcklng.
IOWA CITY , la. , Sept. 21. Judge Fairall
has sentenced William Orcutt to ten years
in the penitentiary for attempting to wreck
trains for purposes of robbery. Tno trains
were on the Chicago , Rook Island & Pacific
road nnd the attempted wrecking occurred
near this city nyear ngo.
THE SWITCHMEN'S CONVENTION.
It Considers a Plan of Federation Sub
mitted By the Firemen.
ST. Louis , Sept. 21. The convention of the
Switchmen's Mutual Aid association , which
has been In session here for the past two or
three days , did not get down to work until
this afternoon when the committees began to
report. The chief thing , however , which oc
cupied the session to-day was the plan of
federation between engineers , firemen ,
switchmen and brakcmon , which wus
received here this morning from the
firemen's convention in session nt Atlanta.
It was discussed all the afternoon , nnd
while it. is carefully guarded and cnnnot bo
seen by any outsider , the following outline
was given to-night by Grand Master Mon-
"It is , " ho said , "proposed by the firemen
to the switchmen and to the other
orders of the railway service that
when local difficulties uriso and lo
cal labor bodies cannot control these
difficulties , then the matters in dispute
shall be referred to the four orders of the
railway servlcecugincors , firemen , brnkcmen
und switchmen , meaning the local branches
of these orders. If they cannot arrange their
differences with the railway company or
companies in the service of which the disa
greements arise , the matter sha'l ' bo referred
to 5 nn nrbitrntion board consisting of
the three head executive officers of the vari
ous organizations , who mnv enter into this
compact , mid if this board cannot satisfac
torily adjust affairs the matter will bo re
ferred back to the organization which re
ported the trouble , with the sanction
of the arbitration board to take ex
treme measures if they do so elect , in
endeavoring to conipol the railway corpora
tions to comply with their requests. And if
it should coino to a question of a strike , these
orders would bo boand , in our opinion , by all
legal nnd moral laws to support those who
had engaged in such strike. "
Grand Secretary Shnmsent said that the
plan also contemplates unity of intercuts
with nil labor organisations , par
ticularly the Knights nf Labor ,
and the Order of Railway telegraphers.
"You see , It Is the design to combine into as
strong an alliance as possible , first , all the
departments of the railway service , mul
afterward other labor organizations. "
Air. Broderick , n member of the press com
mltteo , said : "We were greatly surprised
that the firemen should propose for member
ship in the federation the Knights of Labor.
Wo are not at all In favor of such u plan. "
A SMELTERS' MEUT1NG.
Colorado Operators Say Omalui nnd
Kaunas City Are Favored.
DENVER , Colo. , Sept. 21. [ Special Tele-
grarnto TUB BEE.J There will ba n meeting
in this city on the 25th Inst. of considerable
interest to the Colorado smelter operators.
Some time ago the B. & M. railroad reduced
the tariff on Colorado ores from $5 to $4 per
ton. The smelter mon objected to this re
duction on the ground that It did not npply
also to bullion shipments. They claimed that
it gave the buyers ut Omaha und Kansas
City nn advantage over the Colorado buyers
and have been making vigorous protests. In
consequence of this a mutual agreement be
tween representatives of Colorado and east
ern roads has been consummated for u meet
ing to bo held nt the Windsor hotel on the
2oth inst. The Colorado smelter men have
organl/ed a fight against the reduction and
will appear before tUo railroad ofllciols to
protest agulnst it.
The Weather Indications.
Nebraska : Slightly warmer , fair weather ,
easterly to southerly Avluds.
Iowa : Haln In the Houthisst portion , and
fair weather In the northern portion , slightly
warmer , easterly to southerly winds.
Daxota : Warmer , fair weather , southerly
Winds bblftlnsr to westerly , followed Sutur
Uay tiii'ht hy colder weatheK
A Detachment of Dagos Rout Thole
Mlloslnn Buomlos ,
CHARGE OFTHE SHOVEL BRIGADE
Rival Railroad Companies I''liht Fof
the Possi-HHlon ol'a Rlilit of Way ,
nt Aspen , Col. Italians
Win the Day. ,
The Italians' Battle Cry.
DENVKII , Sept. ! il. An Aspen , Col. , special
snys : Trouble has been brewing hero for
several days between the Rio Grande ami
Midland railways over the right-of-way up
Jte avenue and Into the canon , which , it la
jcllevcd , both doalro as an outlet for thole
oads over the range into Utah. The Rio
Grande on Wednesday began laying tracks
tp the street , and had almost reached the base
of the mountain before the Midland discov
ered what was going on , They at once bcgau
nying truck in the same direction , and swore
out nn Injunction ngn'.nst the Rio Grmulu
: o discontinue work. The matter was brought
jcforo the council mid it was discovered that
.he city had graul cd n right of way to the
Midland , nnd consequently the Rio Grnudo
was ordered to stop. They paid no attention
to the order. The Midland continued worlr ,
and early yesterday , when the track was laid
almost to the Rio Grnudo track , President
Scott , of the Midland , nt the head of UOOincii ,
charged the Rio Grande cars loaded with
railroad iron mid obstructed the avenue. With
President Scott In the front rank the men
veiled "For the Colorado Midland , " and
tried to board the Rio Grande ears. Colonel
Icsso H. Waters , who had ubout ono bun-
Ired and fifty Italians on his car , said to his
men : "Give 'em the best you got , in the
shop , boys , nnd hold the fort , " With this
the Italians raised their shovels nnd clubs
uid the leader screamed : "Garnbaldl and
liberty. " The gang tool : up the cry , and
: lubs mid broad shovels rained blows on the
iieads of the Midland attacking party. Police -
lice olltcerH present commenced to arrest the
Midland men , nnd President Scott called his
men olT. The fight Insti-d only nbout olght
minutes , but with the jabbering of Itnlimis ,
the rattling made by the descant of the
shovels upon the heads of the Midland mon ,
mid the cries mid groans of the wounded , it
made a lively light. It is said that by this
attack President Scott has gained his point ,
for ho has succeeded in forcing the city au
thorities to nhow their hand In protecting the
Rio Grande obstructionists. Thu mon whom.
Colonel Jcsso II. Waters armed with'WIn-
ehcstcrs on Wednesday were lined by Judgn
Withers this afternoon. The fines amounted ,
in the aggregate to $ M5.
ASI-EN , Colo. , Sept. ! ! I. The situation of
affairs in the war between the Midland nnd
the Rio Grande is unchanged. The sheriff m
still in possession of the point of intersec
tion , and n Rio Grand train is standing nt the
place , having taken possession after the
battle of yesterday. Agent Waters , of the
Rio Grande , is being tried for contempt ot
ourt. The charge is founded upon Ills re
fusal to clear the street ns ordered by the
court , following which refusal the battle oc
curred , A warrant for the arrest of Presi
dent John Scott , of the Midland , is out , ho
having led the attacking force. It will not
be served until the names of his men have
Later : Sixteen of the Rio Grande men
have Just been arrested on fetato warrants
charging them with riot. Colonel Jesse H.
Waters , agent of the Rio Grande , nnd com
mander of its forces , heads the list , the
others being men whom he armed Wednes
day night to take forcible possession of the
intersection over which the Midland-Rio
Grande war has been raging. Ono man ,
named Leonard , is also charged on the com
plaint by William F. Parrlsh with assault
with intent to kill , the assault having been
made at the time of the Wednesday night en
Emperor Frederick's Diary Europe's
Interest In Africa.
BERLIN , Sept. 21. [ Special Cablegram to
THE BEE. ] The publication of the late Km-
poror Frederick's diary has caused a sensa
tion in Berlin.
The North German Gazette to-day makes
no reference to the mattsr.
The National Ga/ctto says it regrets the
indiscretion shown in publishing the diary.
The Cologne Gazette pleads for united no
tion by Kngland , Germany , Belgium and the
Congo state in an endeavor to rollovo Euila
Bey. Thcro is no time , no reason , It says ,
for jealousies. Europe's honors and prcsllgo
with the Africans nro at stake.
The Gnzetto proposes a German expedition
from the east nnd nn English nnd Belgium
expedition to meet at Victoria Nyanza.
The popo. in a letter to Hcrr Muller , of
Coblentz , the president of the recent Frei
burg congress , exiiresses his thanks for the
resolutions in favor of the restoration of the
temporal power of the pope and says that
they afford comfort and much needed cense
latlon to him in the midst of nllllctions and
cares resulting from a wearisome and peril
Six Factories Burned.
PARIS , Sept. 21-rAn explosion occurred m
the Mclinte factory of Stomer , which carried
n mass of burning debris 100 yards. Before
the flames were subdued six factories and
two houses were burned.
A French Spy Arrested.
BERLIN. Sept. 21. A Fiench manufacturer
of Bclfort , Franco , has been arrested a Mul-
hausen , Alsace , on a charge of being u spy.
Morgan Secures Proxies.
LONDON , Sept. 21. The Morgans have re
ceived proxies to represent 100,000 Chicago.
Milwaukee & St. Paul shares.
Cholera In Portugese India.
LONDON , Sept. SI. The foreign office an
nounces that nil the ports In Portugese India
are infected with cholera.
At New York The Brlttanic and Clty'of
At Liverpool The Travo from Bremen. '
At Bristol-Tho Jersey City from New
At London The Gaditano from New York.
At Baltimore The Peruvian from Llvcr
pool ; the Maine from London.
At QueeriHtown The Bothnia from Now
York ; the Lord Cllvo from Philadelphia.
A Town Swept Hy Fire.
MiMViUKEE , Sept. 21. A Wausau report
says that a report ha.s reached there thnt
Eland Junction is being swept by fire. No
particulars are obtainable.
The Texas Republican * .
ST. Louis , Sept. 21. A spocinl from Fort
Worth to-day says that at 1 o'clock this
afternoon the Texas
republican state con
vention , in session there , is flKhtlui ; over a
proposition to not nominate a stnto ticket.
Much acrimonious dubnto was indulged In.
The Union Pacific overland flyer carao ik
at 10:80 : Thursday night , five hours lato. how
incloft Chcyenno six hours behind time. N
ona Rocuittd to know the cause of ; the deten.
P. P. Murray , traveling agent of the Mich *
ifiui Central , is visiting the Omaha ofllcei.
J. K. Preston of tbe Northwestern It back'
ajMu froin.u trip to the east ,
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