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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
EIGHTEENTH YEAH. OMAHA. THURSDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 11 , 1SSS ; NUMBER Hi )
COVERED BY OBSTRUCTIONS ,
Chicago Strikers Fill the Street Onr
TrnchH With Rubbish.
THE SITUATION A GRAVE ONE.
A Htorni Itapldly Gathering Which Is
liialiln to Itrcalt Forth With
Tcrrlhli ; Fury at Any
The Chlf.-iiKo Strike.
CmrAtio , OU. 10 ( Special Telegram to
Tin : HKI : . | The strike situation hero is be
coming more serious , and tlio fear is becom
ing universal that there will bo bloodshed
before tlio troubles are over. The strikers
and their sympathize ! H are getting In a dan
gerous mood and the police , on their part , arc
fast losing patience. It w.is only by the
promptness of a policeman In wrenching a
cocked revolver from Superintendent Nagle's
hand last night , when that official was as
sailed by a shower of gloues , that prevented
his shooting into the trob , anil on the Noith
mde , too , nothing but a sp.irk is necessary to
produce ; an explosion. Thu crowds there are
continually being encouraged In their law
lessness by the action of Alderman Reich ,
who continued his actions of yesterday when
ho drove along the line swearing nt the po
licemen and new men.
At one point the ( Kilice cauirht two men In
the act of placing obstructing planks on the
roadway and at once arrested them. Ono
of them gave his name ns James Nicholson ,
and claimed to be a bartender , and the other
was William Hennessey , who was alleged to
be one of the striking grip men. Alderman
Ueich , approaching Captain Schanok , angrily
demanded the release of the arrested men.
The burly c.iptnln attempted to reason with
the excited alderman and to mildly suggest
that tic was aiding and abetting the riotous
crowd. Finally finding aigumeiit of no
avail , the captain noremptorily declined to
liberate tlio men and turned on his heel.
The now fnr.ous alderman followed him up ,
mid , shakir.g his list at the "buiyomaster , "
exclaimed : "We'll see about you. You've
bullied us long enonch and I'll cook your
geese for you ; see if I don't. "
The captain did not appear to bo dismayed
in the least tit the threat of the law-breaking
alderman , and went about Ins business. The
alderman was finally taken away by his
The railway ofllcials will prosecute these
men under the statute which makes the of
fense of obstructing a public road punishable
by a fine of not more than r > OJ or imprison
ment In Jail for not , more limn a year , or
both Today the cases were set for hearing
on October Hi , In bonds of $400 in eaeli case.
As stated above , the general feeling is that
there will bo bloodshed. At the Milwau
kee avenue barns the old conductors and
drivers at this place were more threatening
and emphatic in denouncing the attitude ot
their employers. Along the side of these
barns a long ditch , deep and dangerous ,
skirts the tracks. "Do yon see that ditohi"
asked one conductor of a reporter. "If they
attempt to run a single car out of this barn
there is where it will hind. " The men who
were standing near mid heard the remark
echoed the sentiments. The above shows
how the men arc talking.
Chief of Police Hubbard said to-night :
"Wo nro endeavoring to abate this trouble
without bloodshed , but the strikers must not
presume or go too far. If they persist in
showing their teeth we shall knock Home of
those teeth out. If it has to bo done wo will
ilo it. If wo uro called upon for protection ,
and the exigencies of the situation demand
it , wo will proceed to protect in a forcible
way. Wo have not been called upon up to
this time. They know , however , that wo arc
ready and can mass a sulllcient force at any
given point on i disenablenotice. . "
Yerke.'i Is also in an unrelenting mood.
"Tho company won't give in , " ho said. "Wo
don't intend to bo ruled by a mob nor by our
employes. No business can bo run Unit * way.
If wo are not able to biro enough men to run
our cars they will liavo to bo ullo , that's all ,
but wo shall do all in our power to overcome
the ililllculty. "
"Aro you willing to make any concessions
to the meni"
"No ; 1 have withdrawn every offer I ever
"Then if any of the men want to come
back they will have to do so on the old
" 1 don't want them to come b.ick ; don't
want any of them. I can get along without
This shows the feeling of all parties inter
ested the strikers on ono sulo and Yerkcs
and the police on the other. The situation
in Chicago to-night is n grave one. The
streets on the North and West side on
which curs are run have been packed witli
people all afternoon and at certain points
tremendous crowds liavo gathered. Ob
structions are placed on the tracks ns fast as
they are removed , and each appearance of a
car or policeman is the signal for jells and
( bowers of stones.
In Centre street to-day as far as the eye
could reach , were piles of stones , old wagons ,
great timbeis of all descriptions and planks
laid across the track and spiked at each en d
to the cedar blocks. This condition of thing ?
extended for nearly a mile.
At the corner of Orchard and Centre
stcots last night were larcc piles of stone
blocks used in paving the street. This
morning they formed a largo pyramid over
tlio tracks. The whole mass weighed sev
The city government is freely blamed fet
allowing such ciouds to congregate , and the
belief is expressed that the militia will have
to bo called out before the trouble i ;
This afternoon several shots wcro tired intc
n crowd of strikers at tlio Western avenue
barns. Shortly before 'J o'clock the doors ol
the Western avenue barn opened , and Gub
bins and Carson , ollirers of the company
who drove cars yesterday , came out. Thej
each drove a buggy. Their appearance ,
froomcd to excite the crowd to a frenzy. Thcj
drove out on the street , but were iimnedi
ntcly met oy a shower of stones , clubs am
pieces of wood. A stone struck ono of tin
buggies and both men drew their revolvers
and tired into the ciowd. The horses be
came scared and started to run. Thu striken
Bet up a yell and started in pursuit. Ovei
Madison street the two buggies flew am
they ran south on Western avenue. Tin
two men turned around in their seats am
kept tiring into the crowd. Altogctherabou
six shots were Hicd. It was found that IK
one was injured. Shortly after the returi
from tlio ehaso n man named Kennedy salt
that Uubbms and Carson wcro Instilled ii
shooting. With a yell the crowd pouncct
upon him. His coat was torn and his ha
smashed. Ho begged for mercy and wa
ilnally let go. Uubbins and Carson wcro at
The only attempt to run a car to-day on th
West side was made this afternoon and re
suited in u serious riot. It was between
and I o'clock when a single car was ptillei
out of the Western uvenuo barns , guardn
by half a dozen policemen headed by Captaii
Aldnrh of the West side. The crowd stooi
twenty deep on both sides of the car , and th
jtolice were arranged on the inside of t'ics
walls of frantic men. A stone ns big as
fruit can crashed through the windows bi
fore the car bad proceeded twenty fee !
Everybody dropped on the tloor while
shower of stones pelted the sides of the cai
The driver held the reins bravely , thoug
bis face was white as a sheet. At th
second shower of stones half a bnc
strurk him on the temple and ho 'ell bchin
the dashboard. Ho immediately nrn o an
once more took the lines. The car wn
stopped for thu third time at Warre
avenue. Captain Aldrich was hit mid hi
scalp cut open. Thus far the police ha
only used their clubs. The car advanced t
tlio Intersection of Madison street , and thci
the police caught a mm : In the cct of throv
ing u stone. The man was arrested , but I
loss than a minute one hundred strikers hn
piled on the policeman and rescued the prl >
oner. The ear now turned the corner at :
Blurted down , Madison street. The inf
riatcd inob followed , throwinK stoucs. /
Leavitt strof t the mob rushed out to the
strei t ami boarded the car , attempting to
driiir the driver from his position. A patrol
wagon load of police rode both In front
and behind the car. They dis
mounted and charged on the crowd.
This time the maddened strikers hold their
own and threw stones at the blue cunts. Ono
man struck Lieutenant Shea and the ofilcer
followed his man through the crowd , pulling
his revolver as he ran. Ho took deliberate
mm and fired , but his bullet missed and the
strikers si altered in every direction.
Prom thai lime on there was not another
inisslo thrown , although a number of the
mob followed on foot us far as Halstoad
street. The car advanced , crossed to the
South side , and returned without further in
jury or attack.
Another small riot occurred on the North
side just about dusk. The fifth trip was
made by the Cnrtleld avenue cars this after
noon , ami thu cars made their vvn.\ without
any hindrance until they reached Indiana
street. Here several thousand perhaps had
gathered and had piled obstructions tin the
track. A gang of men were in the act of
clearing the debris away , when n fusiludu
Was commenced by the crowd. ROCKS and
clubs and everything imaginable flew through
the air. Three of llio men at work
on thu track were knocked down
and seriously injured. Two of them sus
tained frightful cuts about the head from
fragments of bi iek. The police , exasperated
by the resistance of the mob and the recep
tion of several hard blows , then charged
with a will , using their clubs freely. Many
heads received usinait rapping. The crowd
did not stand long before this charge , but
broke mid fled in all directions , leaving the
street clear. The wounded trackmen wcro
taken to a drug store , where they received
Up to midnight no decision has been
reached by the general conference , culled by
advice of Mayor Roche. Hope is expressed
by many of the more conservative stilkers ,
as well as many other other uitircns , that the
trouble may bo compromised to-morrow , but
it is feared that thu hot-heads , who are at
present in the ascendancy , will prevent any
settlement by concessions , i.t least for sev
eral days yet. The police are preparing for
warm times to-morrow , and say that this
noting and throwing of rocks must be stopped
at any cost.
( ieorgoA. Schilling , master workman of
District Assembly No. 2-1 , of Chicago , to
night received a letter from James H , Me-
( ! ce , district master workman of District "J ( > .
which comprises the street car employes of
New York , Philadelphia and Pittsburg , to
the effect that if the strike in Chicago is not
settled satisfactorily witlnn the next few
da.vs that the employe ! ) of the Yerkcs syndi
cate in Pittsburfr , Philadelphia and New
Yoik will bo called out.
It is expected that General John M. Palmer
will be gieeted by an immense audience at
Haitery I ) , armory to-morrow night , and if
the strike is still in progress tlio outcome of
the meeting will bo awaited witli unusual
interest. The meeting is a part of the gen
eral s political canvass us candidate in the
election for governor of Illinois , and w is
urr.inged a long time prior to the street
car strike. General Palmer's well known
views on the employment of private police
men during a strike , it Is feared by bis party
managers , may bo the cause of inciting
violent o. Another matter discussed is the
fact that the congregation of large bodies of
men in times of public disorder , is generally
regarded as perilous in the extreme. The
eeitainty of a great crowd at the meeting
einphasi/es this phase of the .situation , and
results aio being watched for eagerly.
LVTEII At 1-HO : President Yerkcs is in
close consultation with the committee repre
senting the strikers , riomo of the men now
say that u compromise will suioly bo
reached , basing the opinion on the fact that
tlio Philadelphia si ndicnte lias been threat
ened with a strike on tlio lines it controls in
other cities , unless the Chicago affair Is
promptly settled. Ono of thu strike leaders
goes so far us to assert that all will bo ar
ranged by noon to-morrow , but it is thoueht
by those who know President Yerkcs that
the strncer is over-sanguino.
W1CSTKKN I'AC'KIM ! IXTKIIKSTS
A Considerable Inurciisc in the Move
ment t' lld M.
CINCINNATI , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Hr.r. | To-morrows Price Current
will say : There has been considerable in
crease in the movement of hogs the past
week. The total packing was 103,000 com
pared with 120,000 the preceding week , and
UiO.OOO for the corresponding time last year ;
total for the season to date 1,500,000 , against
4,970,000 acar , ago ; decrease -ITO.OIK ) hogs.
The quality now is generally good. Tlio de
crease in the supply of hogs is not likely to
be important for the winter season and for
the coming twelve months it is more reason
able to count on some increase than a reduc
tion in tlio supply for packers. The past year
hr.snot been a remunerative ono to tlio pack
ing interest as a class outside of n compara
tively few establishments and the result , will
bis that unless values are more encouraging
many winter packers will not open their
houses early in tlio winter.
Joint Debate In tin ; Tenth.
Ctuiioi.li , la. , Oct. 10. [ Special .Telegram
to Tin : Hiu.l : Captain .1. A. O. Yeoman ,
democratic candidate , and J. P. Dollivcr , republican -
publican candidate for congress in the Tenth
district , met in joint debate hero to-day. The
court room was filled to overflowing and the
speakers held the audience for thrco hours.
Captain Yeoman , who had the opening and
closing arguments , dwelt largely in flights of
fancy and occupied a largo part of his time in
reading extracts from Cleveland's letter of
acceptance. Mr. Dolliver spoito with his
usual eloquence and was frequently com
pelled to stop on account of enthusiastic
cheering. His speech was ono of cold and
telling facts , and fully met the expectations
of his partisians. The candidates speak in
Deinson to-morrow and in Hoono on Friday.
Snjiroino Court Decisions
DBS MOIXES , la. , Oct. 10.-Special ( Tele
gram to Tin : Hr.i : . ] The supreme court filed
the following opinions here to-day :
Ann Mi-Coy ct al , appellants , vs American
Emigrant company and others ; Kossuth dis
trict ; affirmed.
Alnur.i Hernck , appellant , vs John and
William Tollman ; Jones district ; ntlirmcd.
Hiram Kvnns , appellant , vs Henry Atkins ;
Plymouth district ; affirmed.
Maiy Ksclick and others vs the Mason
City c Foil Dodge railway company , appel
lant ; \ ; afllrnied.
N. Hooth , appellant , vs Frances M. Gis > t et
ul , Shelby district ; aftlrmed.
] Crushed Hy the Cars.
, Dr.s MOIXEI , la. , Oct. 10. [ Special Telo-
t gram to Tin : Hr.i : . ] Paul North , seven
o years old , attempted to ride on n switch
0 engine to his home in tlio western part of the
11 . Ho fell off mid struck
11I city to-day. was bi
I- the following cars , receiving injuries fron
which ho died in a short timo.
AtHoston The Hostonlan , from Liverpool ,
At New York Thti Persian Monarch ,
from London ; the Wcstornland , from Ant
werp ; the Hohomia , from Hamburg.
At Philadelphia The Pennsylvania , fron
Liverpool ; the Scandinavian , from Glasgow
At Glasgow The Wnlilasiuu , from Hoston
At Movillo The Dovonia , from New York
o ICcno Must Support Ills AVI To.
HAKIIISHUIIO , Pa. , Oct. 10. [ Special Tclo
gram to TUB Hni : . ] Major M , A. Reno , o
Custer uiassacro notoriety , was in court yes
terday on n charge of non-maintcnancu prc
fern d by hi * wife. The court ordered Rcm
to pay hia wife (50 per uionlk ,
A MENACE TO NAVIGATION ,
The Ovvnor of the Gonornl Terry
UNION PACIFIC BRIDGE PIERS.
Mlsnonrl Itlvcr Trnfllo Sorlonnly
Threatened If the Ohl Ones Arc
Allowed to Itcmaln Het-
Itcniovc the Piers.
WASHINGTONHUURAI' THE OMAHA Knn , )
ol.'J FOUIITKBVTII SritruT. J-
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Oct. 10. )
In the senate to-day Senator Allison pre
sented n memorial from T. J. Powers , of
Helena , Mont. , alleging tin obstruction to
navigation in the Missouri river caused by
the construction of the piers of the Union
Pacific railway company at Omaha. Thu
memorialist contends that these piers nro
maintained in violation ol law and ho quotes
thu statute * to prove his assertion. Ho says
that the company permit the piers of the old
bridge to remain intact midway between the
plerb of the bridge. Ho says further , that
ho was the owner of the steamer
George Terry with a cargo of property belonging -
longing to the United States and 03 soldiers
and their families ns passengers , that it was
wrecked on the piers of the bridge Juno 10 ,
lust , becoming a total loss and that it was
with difficulty that the passengers were
saved. Lieutenant Kdwnrd S. Anis , Com
pany A , Sixth infantay , makes n statement
descriptive of the loss of the steamer and
the conditions which brought about. Hu lays
the blame on the Union Pacific railroad com
pany , whom ho contends bavu violated thu
law in the codstruction of the piers of their
bridge at Omaha. It is stated that
there is no channel span of
. ' ! UO feet and none of the
spans are over two hundred and thirty-eight
feet , while the law provides none shall bo
less than two hundred and fifty foot ; that thu
current of the river does not run paralel
with the piers , but on the contrary there is a
strong and dangerous cross current ; that if
the Union Pacific bridge is permitted to bo
maintained as at present constructed , thu
safe navigation of tlio river will be next to
an impossibility mid the expenditure of
money on the river for its improvement
utterly worthless. Tlio marine
insurance companies having already
advanced their rates to IS per cent on
the Missouri river business , and are likely to
give it up altogether ; that it would be safe to
assert that river competition will practically
cease in a very short time unless relief is af
forded. The memorial is to ask for an in
vestigation by congress or the senate. Upon
motion of Senator Allison the memorial was
referred to Senator Paddock's , committee on
thu improvement of the Mississippi river and
its tributaries with instructions to investi
gate the statements made.
mi : uci'uiii.it IUVK Tnr. TUIIN.
Another evidence was given to-dav that
he democrats in the house are not the friends
f the laboring man. Mr. Plumb of Illinois
ailed up the senatu bill to adjust the ac-
: ounts of laborers under the eight-hour law.
n this measure nearly every man who bus
vorked for tlio government since the cnact-
nent of the eight-hour law , about Ilvo years
igo , is interested , anil thousands of sullied
nd unskilled laborers would bo beneiUted by
ts passage. Mr. Plumb insisted that it
hould bo immediately considered , Inasmuch
is so many needy people were directly ut-
ected by ii. Allen of Mississippi and a mini-
> er of other democrats immediately entered
Dbjeetion. Mr. Plumb demanded a division ,
mil every republican in the house voted for
ho consideration of the measure , while every
lemocr.it voted against it.
A NOVKI , IIHT.
A novel bet was made on the election to-
lay. Ira Godfrey , proprietor of a well-known
aundry of this city , wagered Delegate Smith
of Arizona u year's washing that Harrison
vould bo elected. If Harrison is elected
Smith will have his weekly wash bills mill-
Iplied by two from the firstof January , ISs'.t. '
o January , 1SOO. If Cleveland is elected
Godfrey is to receipt in full Smith's wash
: nll for the same period of time. The tide in
letting has turned in Washington. The
lemocrats have ceased to howl for takers of
heir wagers. A number of bets were offered
to-day of * 100 to $90 , and larger sums in pro-
nrtion on Harrson , but few were taken. At
the p : > ol rooms it is reported that democrats
leniand odds of 10 per cent , and that these
odds are nut taken as freely us even bets
were u month ago.
A NIIIIUASKA LAND DHCISIOX.
The secretary of tlio interior to-day con-
Irrucil thu decision of iho local land oulccrs
mil the commissioner of thu general land of-
lieu holding for cancellation on the ground
that the claimant has failed to comply with
the law in thu essential requirement of resi-
lence , the homestead entry of James H.
Mor.in in the North Pintle land district. The
entry covers the southwest quarter of sec-
ion ! M , township H , north range 29 west.
The entry was made February 12 , 1SS3 , and
November Ml , ISb-l , Milton H. Kelly initiated
a contest against the entry , alleging that
Moran lived in North I Matte and had not es
tablished residence upon the land entered.
J'ho chief of police of North Platte corrobo-
ntcd the statement of ICelly , who will now
ecuro the entry.
Nebraska and lovva Pensions.
WAMIISOTO.V , Oct. 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Hii.l : Pensions for Ncbras-
leans : Original invalid Samuel W. Young ,
Hlair , Increase Eugene O'Neill , Omaha ;
Alfred N. Scott , St. Paul ; John Uhlman ,
Arapahoc. Reissue Lloyd D. Forehand ,
Pensions for lowans : Original invalid
.Tames G. Day , DCS Moines ; Albert M.
Hcmon , Red Oak ; William Martin , Dubuque ;
Delas Lnplium , Ottumwa ; A. McCampbell ,
Keota. Increase Paul A. Paulson , North-
wood ; Henjamin Cunily , Clarksville ; Dovvitt
C. Chopmen , Prinighar ; David Lusk. DCS
Moines ; Joseph K. Taylor. Hampton ; Henry
S. Gleason , Hurnsido ; William Hlcssing
Lisbon ; John A. Meartin , Centrovillc. Re ,
issue Charles W , Cramer. Adams ; Lemuc-
Kinlcaid , Knoxvillo. Original widows etc.
William , father of Charles H. Shipnian ,
An Kxcltlnn Scene nt n Democratic
Meeting in New York.
Nr.w YOIIK , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegrair
to Tin : Hw.J : At Kipley , a small town ii
Chautauqua county , Saturday evening , Majoi
Joseph Francis , who was an ofliccr in the
southern army , spoke upon the political is
sues of the day , expounding the principles o
democracy. While speaking , a carriage con
taming J. Ross Raymond and John L. New
ton , both of northeast Pennsylvania , drove
up and the occupants listened to thu address
Mr. Raymond sat for a few minutes and then
rising in the carriage , requested the nrivilegi
of asking a question. Ho wanted Majoi
Francis to tell where ho was from IbOl t (
1MJ3 , The major answered that ho was , Uur
ing that time , an o nicer in the confederate
army. "Yes , " cried Mr. Kaymond , " and I
in the union army , and lost a leg ut the battle
tlo of Hull Kun , I've heard that rebel yell i
hundred times , " shouted Kaymond. At tlili
about llfty bystanders rushed to the carriage
tipncd the two men out and were going U
make short work of them when a osro of
Grand Army men in the neighborhood gain
ered about the carriage and stood ready t <
defend the men. Revolvers and knives wen
drawn on both sides , and for u few minute
it looked as though blood would bo shod
The mob demanded that Ka.vmond bo driver
out of town , but the veterans stood Jirm untl
Major Francis and several influential cltl
zcns persuaded the hot heads to withdruv
uud the tncotiui ; cauie tc u sudden end.
1 ' 1 FT I KTIi CONG UUSS.
WAIHIVOTOV , Oct. 10. In the senate to
day Mr. Halo presented n report of the se
lect committee on the operation of the civil
service law , and said that the minority re
port would be presented later ,
Mr. Allison presented n memorial of
Thomas J. Power of Montana , ana in con
nection with It offered n resolution , which
was adopted , instructing the committee on
the improvement of the Mississippi river to
inquire whether the construction of the
Union Pacific railroad bridge at Omaha is m
conformity with law , or whether the piers
of the now or old bridge are obstructions to
free navigation of tlio river.
Mr. Wilson of Iowa qffered n resolution ,
which was adopted , instructing the commit
tee on foreign relations to inqulio and report
what action can be taken to effect arrange
ments whereby American cattle for export
to Kngland or other European countries
may bo transported through Canada without
being subjected to the delay Imposed by the
quarantine regulations now in force.
The bill to pay to the widow of Chief Jus
tice Walto the balance of the year's s ilnry
was taken up and after some debate was
The house bill for the relief and civilisa
tion of the Chippuwa Indians in Minnesota
The senate then resumed consideration of
the turift bill , and was addressed by Mr.
The democratic house of representatives ,
bo said , had discharged ! its duty by sending
to the senate a bill which , in its general
scope , partially complied with thu demands
of thu people , pledges of the party and the
bold , mitnl.y and emphatic recommendations
of the president. Thoi house was antago
nistic to free trade , iiiinmuch as it proposed
to raise the greater part of the revenue
tlirougo duties on Imported goods. Tlio
average of such duties ! under the existing
tariff was 47.2 per etmt , while under the
house bill it was 42 per cent. Did that , he
asked , look like free trade I Tlio senate bill
was a superstructure of protection , erected
on the frame work of revenue reform. That
much , at least , the president and his party
had wrested from tlio grasp of monopoly.
The reduction of duty on one article was at
tended by an increase of duties on another ,
but it was to bo remarked that the reduction
was on the products of agriculture and the
increase on those of manufacture.
At the close of Mr. Hate's speech Mr. Cul-
lom obtained the floor and the tariff bill went
over until to-morrow.
The senate then adjourned.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 10. In the house the
conference report on the deficiency bill was
agreed to , as was also the conference report
on the bill granting a right of way to the
Yankton it Missouri river railroad company
through the Yankton Indian reservation in
The house then adjourned till Friday.
UIG ISLiKCTIOX IIETS.
A Unique \Viigcr Offered by an In
Niw : YOIIK , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram to
'in : Hii : : . ] The most romarKablu bet made
n the election is that offered through the
epublican national committee. It is from an
ndiana farmer as follows :
To Hotting Democrats : I have WO acres
f land , all in ono body'a fine lot of stock ,
arm well improved , buildings and fences in
oed order , which cost nio 17 an aero oigh-
een months ago. I vvyRfjet onHarrison's
lection as follows : lt&- acres to $3,000 on
he state of Indiana ; ICO acres to (5,000
n the state of Now York ; ICO acres
o $ ! i,500 , on the general result ; IliO
icres to $4,000 on Connecticut ; 3iO acres to
7 , . " > iX ) on New York , Indiana and Connccti-
: ut ; 400 acres to $10,000 on Indiana and New
York. Any ono wishing to accept , address
ecret.iry of the campaign committee , na
ionnl republican committee. This means
business. No bluffs.
Ed Gilmoru has offered $5,000 even on Har
rison. Charles Putman Uacon will probably
cover the money.
General Heaver , of Pennsylvania , who
amo to town to-day , is enthusiastic. Ho
said ho would stake everything on Harrison
carrying New York stato.
Two bets of 51,000 each were made between
Fohn Leo , of Chicago and ICmil Parsons , of
Milwaukee , one on the general results and
ho other on the state of Indiana.
There is $900 in the safe of tlio Bartholdi to
nit up against $1,000 Cleveland inonoy. No
.alters have appeared hus far.
Yesterday's Winners in the National
Pun.AnRLFiiiA , Oct. 10. Result of to-day's
I'liiladolphiu. . . . ! 30210000 7
Detroit 3 00000000 S
Pitchers Hulllnton and Gruber. Haso
lits Philadelphia 10 , Detroit 9. Errors-
Philadelphia 0 , Uetroi , 5. Umpires Powers
HOSTON , Oct. 10. Result of to-day's game :
Indianapolis 3 1 ft 0 0 4 0 4 * 15
Boston 0 7
Pitchers Uoylo nndTClarkson. Haso hits
Indianapolis 13 , Hostdn 7. Errors Indian
apolis 4 , Boston 10. l/mpiro Knight.
Nuvv YOUK , Oct. io. Result of to-day's '
game : V
New York 0 1
Pittsburg 0 00000000-0
Pitchers Titcomb and Morris.Haso hits-
New York 3 , Pittsburg 1. Errors Now
York 4 , Pittsburg ii. , Umplro Kelly.
The Aniericiai AHHOelation.
CINCINNATI , Oct. 10. Result of to-day's
Cincinnati 0 30000011 4
Kansas City..a 3
ST. Louis , Oct. 10. Result of to-day's '
game : >
St.Louis 0 03 , 101000 4
Louisville 0 0(0 ( 2 3111 * 7
I'nii.ADLLi'iiiA , Oct. 10. Result of to-day's
Athletics 2 0 3
Baltimore 1 0000000 0 1
Chill Will Settle.
18S8bu Jamcx Gonlnnicmtet.l
LONDON , Oct. 10. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to Tun UEE.I The money article of
the Evening Post says : "Advices from Lima
yesterday slate that the Grace contract has
been signed and Chili has given its sanction
to tlio arrangements and is willing to nego
tiate and settle with the bondholders. There
is every reason for thinking that tnis rc [ > ort
is correct , as theroiaro already sufficient
funds in the Bank ofJEngland to pay at once
IJf per cent to the holders of G's and 1JJ per
cent to .Vs. The quotations of those blocks
are now ICJ and 15f respectively , so that
tlicro is a largo margin for u substantial im
provement in each. "
October Crop HctnriiH.
WASHING TON , Oct. 10. The October crop
returns show that the condition of the pres
ent crop has been equalled only three times
in ten years. There has been no decline in
the northwest , and the condition of the great
corn surplus states remain as on September
1. Spring wheat averages are : Wisconsin ,
11.8 ; Minnesota , 8.T ; Iowa , 10.3 : Nebraska ,
10.8 ; Dakota , 9.2.
A Grand Stand Collapses.
QUINCV , 111. , Oct. 10. During the progress
of the annual fcstiyal known as the Mer <
chants' Display In this city to-day the grand
stand , containing 4.SOO peoplei collapsed and
about IWiK'rsons ware injured , some of whom
IHIiiolH Iiiuor' | > I > enlM'H ( Indicted.
RocKFOiin , III. , ( it. 10. The grand Jury
last night rcturngp seventy indictments
against twentythijb saloon keepers whc
nave been openly gning liquor sisco the no
license Jaw went in * effect ,
AT TRAINS \VRECKFJ \
A Frightful Accident on the Lohlgh
MANY KILLED AND INJURED.
Several Cars Thrown Down a KUty
Foot ICmlmnkmcnt and Tlielr
Oc'CiijinntH Dashed Upon
A Hear 10nil Collision.
Wii.KRiiuiini : , Pa. , Oct. 10. A special
train on the Lelngh Valley railroad , carrying
the Wllkcsbarro delegation homo from Ha-
zleton from the Father Matthews celebration
this evening , was wrecked above Pcnn
Haven. Several cars are completely wrecked
and some forty or more persons killed.
The accident is beyond all question the
most awful disaster that ever happened in
this portion of the stato. Though no details
can bo learned , there is no doubt that the
number of killed will reach eighty , and the
injured nearly double that number. Seven
trains , with cars tilled to the doors , passed
through White Haven this morning , taking
the old route by Penn Haven. On their re
turn the llrst train left Hazlcton about 5 p.
in. , the others following ns rapidly ns was
deemed safe. The first thrco sec
tions came through without accident ,
the disaster happening to the fourth
and fifth sections. For some reason not explained
plained , the fourth section was standing on
the track near the little station of Mud Run ,
live miles below White Haven , when the
llftli section shot around a curve close be
hind and crashed into it. The cars were
smashed and broken and hurled off the
track. The road lies beside the
Lohigh river , a steep embankment sixty
feet high , running down to the water. Sev
eral ot the cars rolled down this , and others
were crushed airainst the embankment. Up
to this writing (12 ( : ! IO a. m. ) no direct com
munication has been established with the
scene of disaster , and the railroad officials
hero , if they know anything , absolutely refuse -
fuse to give information.
At 1 o'clock this morning reports about the
accident are still very conflicting. It is
known , however , from dispatches received
at the depot , that the accident is quite as bad
ns at llrst leported , and that nt least
thirty or more arc killed. Nothing
nfllcial can bo obtained at the company's
odlco , which is closed to reporters and all
others. One train bus been started from the
wreck , and it is expected to arrive hern about
4 o'clock this morning. Most of the inurcd |
are said to bo from Scranton and Lacka-
A I'ltoiiinrrioN cANAun.
A Sample of Third Party Methods in
Niw : Yoittc , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : UEU. ] Last Thursday the Yoicc , a
paper published in the interests of the pro
hibition party , printed an article of two col
umns with thu following head lines which
reveal the tenor of the article : "A Hig Hid
For Rum Votos. The Republican National
Committee Circulating Liquor Literature of
the Most Outspoken Kind. Chairman Quay
( lives His German Bureau Full Swing. A
Document Filled With Offensive Appeals to
Saloon Keepers and Saloon Lovers/Are
Heing Sent Out by the Thousand From the
Rooms of the Republican National Com
mittee. O'l This Question Harrison and
Morton Are Above All Doubts , Declaring
that the Democratic Prohibitory Laws of
the South arc more Oppressive tlian Repub-
"lean Prohibition in the North. The Republi
can Party find the Courage to Declare in lb"2 :
Wo oppose Prohibition,1 and to this Day it
has not Retreated from this Position. "
Secretary Fnssett of the republican na-
lonal committee , said to-day that th'jro was
no foundation for the story. He said a
young , mulancholy man came into his head
quarters recently , and as he spoke German
was referred to Mr. Habercorn. The young
nan obtained u copy of the German extra
edition of the St. Louis Tribune , of which wo
have perhaps thrco or four copies instead of
stacks as tlio young man wrote , and it is
doubtful if any had been read , when the
, 'oung Paul Pry secured his copy. The
opies wcro mailed to the committee but it
did not know of the existence of the paper.
Mr. Fassott emphatically denied that the re
publican committee was circulating anti-pro
hibition , pro-saloon literature. As to the
translation of the article Mr. Fassett could
lot say if it was correct , but oven if it be ,
.lie article in no sense reflects the sentiment
: > f the national committee. The article is
ireposterous upon its face.
COMjISION AT SEA.
A Fishing Schooner Sunk anil Twenty
NEW YORK , Oct. 10. The National line
steamer Queen , which arrived to-day from
Kngland , collided with the fishing schooner
Madeline on the 5th instant. Twenty per
The captain of the Madeline was seen by n
reporter on board the Queen soon after she
was docked. Ho said that bis vessel sailed
from Granville eight months ago. The night
before the collision they had weighed anchor
and set sail for Havre. A few minutes be
fore U o'clock on Thursday the Madeline was
sailing under a light bree/.u at the rate of
three or four miles an hour. The weather
was foggy and they could see only a few feet
"Tho first thing I know about the steamer
being near was seeing her lights , " the captain
continued. "Tho Queen seemed to be coin
ing up at full speed. The next moment came
a crash. I did not have time to give a single
direction. The steamship's iron bow struck
the Madeline full amidships and cut her di
rectly in two. liuforo wo could lift a band tc
get to the boats the vessel had sunk. The
next thing I know was that I was struggling
in the water. Twenty-one of the crow per
ished. They were asleep in their bunks nt
the time. Those on deck nlono were saved. '
Close ol' the 1'rcHcott-McLcan Kn-
The engagement of tlio Prcscott-MoLcan
company at Hoyd's opera house closed lasl
night with the production of the Shakespearean
"As You Like It " and
spearean comedy , , n1
a whole it was the most pleasing entertain
mcnt of the three this company presented
The Rosalind of Miss Prcscolt was in all ro
spccts excellent. The gay spirit of thii
charming creation was delightfully portrayed
trayed , with a freshness of artistic toucl
and u piquancy of expression that were en
tlrcly pleasing and satisfying. Miss Prescott
cott is at her best in this character , and hoi
impersonation leaves little to bo desired. Tin
Jacques of Mr. McLean was in some respect
a creditable portraiture of thu philosophic
cynic , and on tlio whole was on intelligen
piece of work. Except the Orlando of Mr
Johnson , in vvnlch there were some very gooi
features , the other characters of the corned ;
were indifferently or badly rendered.
The Montana Stylo.
Chlcngo Tribune : " .Tuiltfo , " snlil tin
Montana lawyer , as ho leaned buck ii
his chair untl throw ono foot up on th
table , "I ohject to the witness unswor
ing that question , anil I'm ready t
ai-L'tio the point. It stands to reason -
' 'So will you , young man , " roared th
juilfjo , "If you've got any fapcoch t
innko , Got up on your feet or I'll cla
you in the calabooso for contempt c
court quickcr'n you can accept an invi
tation to drink. "
And the younfj lawyer stood to rcn
BOIU - , ,
ACTING IN 11A1 > FAITH
A Itcport on the Present Condition
of the Civil Service.
W * IIINOTON , Oct. 10. Senator Hale to-day
submitted to the senate n report from the
special committee to examine into the present
condition of the civil service. The report
makes a printed document of llfty pages. It
discusses elaborately Hio tostlmon.v. taken in
New York , Pennsylvania and elsewhere , and
concludes with the following summar.v :
The investigations made by the committee ,
mid the facts therein brought forth , establish
these things beyond controversy :
'J hat partisan changes have been made in
federal ofllees in a wholesale way under no
pretense that the good of the public service
demanded such changes. In the most marked
Instances , as In Philadelphia , Haltimore , In-
diannpolis and New York , th-se cliamres
have been followed by scandals m the public
service , which has been rendered lossoHieient
by reason of the changes.
That federal otlici.ils throughout the
country , contrary to the directions of tlio
president as found in his letter of July 11 ,
isss' , have freely and openly participated in
political conventions and primary election
movements , using their otlleml influence. In
Pennsylvania the entire machinery of the
ofllcial service was put in operation for the
purpose of controlling democratic organi/a-
tlon in the state in the interest of the ad
ministration's force as against the friends of
Randall. State conventions were dominated
and controlled by federal olllcials , and the
chairmanship of the state committee was
secured by ofllccs bestowed by the adminis
tration upon members of the committee who
changed their allegiance from Randall to the
In no case does tlio committee
find that any federal office has
been disciplined for such Interference in
politics , but , on the oilier hand , such Inter
ference has been repeatedly rocogni/ed and
rewarded. This interference in some cases
was most offensive to the people , and
amounted to n conspiracy to defeat and
thwart the popular will.
The system of lev.ving tolls and assess
ments upon federal officeholders for political
purposes has continued without interruption
since the administration came into place.
The committee is persuaded that at present
throughout the country , ollleu holders are be
ing generally assessed and called upon to
contribute from their salaries to swell the
campaign funds of the democratic party.
While these assessments , so generally made
and responded to , are in violation of the re
peated declarations of the president and of
the fundamental principles of civil service
reform , the committee hardly feels warrant
ed in animadverting upon the conduct of
those subordinate for violating the
policy announced by the presi
dent , in view of the fact that
that policy has been departed from and
grossly violated by the president anil the
members of his cabinet in their alleged and
uncontradicted subscriptions of large sums
to the democratic national committee. It is
not to be expected that subordinates will feel
justified in considering as sincere the decla
rations of a policy which are so palpably re
pudiated by their author , and the fact that
the president of the United States , in a
campaign in which he lias so croal a personal
Interest , contributes notoriously one-fifth of
n year's salary for political use , is fairly to
bo taken by those who depend upon him for
their tenure of otllco as not simply an invita
tion but a command to do likewise.
While perhaps not strictly within the
functions of this committee , it may not be
improper for it to commend to the considera
tion of the legal advisor ol thu president an
inquiry whether such subscriptions m.ido
were not in direct violation of tlio provisions
of the law. All these things nro contrary to
the pledges repeatedly made by the presi
dent , both before his election mid since , in
Ills letters and messages and well authenti
THIi FUKNCII Ul-XJISTUATlOS 1it\\V
CertillcatcH For Americans Prepared
Ily the Consulate General.
lCopjri/i ; ( ; / ( ASS8 lijJIIHIH / Unntnn Itrnnd ! 1
PAWS , Oct. 10. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to Tin : HUE. ] The Herald has re
ceived from the Uni States consulate gen
eral the following co iinunication.
United States Consulate General , Paris ,
Oct. K , 1SS8. In accordance with the advice
and suggestions of the United States min
ister , American eitbens residing in Franco
who are affected by the l.ito decree of the
French government of October 2 arc hereby
notified that upon application to the United
States consulate general , X Avenue de
1'Opera ' , Paris , or the consulates of the
United States throughout France , they can
take oath to the following facts : That ho or
she is the son or daughter of , and of :
that ho or she was born at ; that ho or
she is of American nationality ; that
his or her las't residence was at ; that
he or slio was married to ; that ho 01
she has children ; residence is at , to es
tablish their identity and nationality for sub
mission to the French authorities charged
witli the execution of the aforesaid dccrei
which applies exclusively to strangers whf
have established or propose t ? ) establish per
iniuicnt residence in France.
J. L. Rumu'N ,
P. S. Referring to the decree of Oetobei
2 , 1SSS , it is not believed that strangers tern
porarily residing in Franco , whether foi
health , study or pleasure , living in hotels 01
furnished apartments with intent of rcliirninj
to their own country within a rcnsonabli
time , or of traveling elsewhere in Europe , arc
effected by this decree , which by its own expressed
pressed terms is confined to permanen
residents , and every head of a family cai
make oath for bis wife and minor children
but every adult individual , male or female
excepting in the case of n wife before men
tioncd , will bo required to make their in
dividual decoration. J. L. R.
General Rathbun said to n Herald corrc
spondcnt yesterday that the French author
itics seemed anxious to make th
method of declaration as little of
trouble to Americans ns was pngsibl
with the enforcement of the law. With tbl
Intention they had answered the point
raised by Minister McLano and had don
away with the certificates originally calle
for and often impossible to obtain. The cor
sul general has had forms printed in accordance
anco with the compromise reached by Min
istcr McLnno and the authorities , and I
order to make it as small a tax as possihl
upon local American residents , has decide
to remit the fee for the certificate to th
lowest sum permitted by the United State
government regulations for the use of th
MoAuUITtt Wlnn the Championship.
DOVEU , N. J. , Oct. 10. .The llghtvvcigh
championshif ) battle between Jack McAu
liffo and Hilly Dacey , for a purse of $1,00
and the Police Gazette diamond belt , too
place this morning in a barn not a hundrc
miles from Now York. After eleven round
of fierce and desperate fighting , lastin
forty-two minutes and forty seconds , Mi
Auliffo knocked his man out by a tcrribl
left-bander on the stomach and a righi
bander below the car , thus winning tlio bai
tie. Dacoy was completely ovcr-inatchc
3 from the start , but made a fair showing.
Kloped With the Clerk.
ST. Josui-ii.tMo. , Out. 10. [ Special Tel
gram to THE HBE.I Mrs. August Altvveii
the wife of nn Edmund street rcstauranteu
has left town with William Gale , a clerk I
the establishment , taking with her her thr <
children and tl,000 of ber husband's mono ,
Tickets were purchased for Topeka , Tl
- husband stated that If his wife will rctxn
the children she way keep the mo My.
SWEPT BY A PRAIRIE FIRE ,
Two Hundred Tons of Htxy Duruod
Up Nonr Sttmrt.
THE RESULT OF CARELESSNESS.
Completion ol' the Santa t'o Kxtcimlot !
to Superior Hiir lurs Make a
Unlil at NetiriiHka Cltj
Other Slate NCMH.
Many Tonn of May llnrned.
r , Neb. , Oct. -Special [ Telegram
to Tim Hii : : . | To day while Charles Slnnett
and W. L. JiNon were burning some weeds
and straw on the hitter's farm , thrco miles
southwest of town , the lire broke away from
them and was soon running over a scope of
hay land where thousands of tons of hay are
in ricks. The lung absence of
ram had rendered thu grass , weeds
and other combust iblo material ns
dry as tinder. The vvhulc neighborhood and
about fifty men from town went to the res
cue. Tin ? tire was brought under control
after it had burned over a scope about two
mile" wide and four miles in length. In the
neighborhood of two hundred tens are to-
nitfht reduced to ashes. Many of thu far
mers lost their entire crops , The parties
who started the ! ' " are bitterly censured lor
being so foolhani Sis to start a llru on such a
A New Hank al Wood Ilivc.r.
Woon Rivrn , Nob. , Oct. 10. [ KpeclM to
Tin : ltii : : 1 A national bank has been or-
g.umed hero and is to bo started as soon ns
the necessary arrangements can bu miido.
It Is to bu known as the First National bank
of Wood River , and Is organised with u cap
ital stock of fTAOOO It will succeed the
present Hull county bank , which is owned
and controlled by tlio Ch.unhcrlin Hros. At
a meeting of the stockholders lust night the
following named gentlemen were elected
directors : Patrick Moon- , Henry O. ( iiflord ,
.lames Kwing , Fred M. Penney. Walter
Cliambcrhn , Hans \Viese , William \V.
Mitchell ami Horatio P. Chapman.
Kntliusinsiic Itally at Sutton.
Si THIS , Neb. , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Hii.l : : The most enthusiastic polit
ical demonstration of the season occurred
here last evening at the opera house. Hon.
.1. W. Lansing spoke to a crowded house
and brought round after lonnd of applause ,
which was sometimes almost continuous.
His hard hits on Cleveland brought wild
i lieers from the republicans and frowns
from the democrats. Tlio Harvard Tlppe-
canoe glee club of eight Indies weie present
and rendered some ot the choicest campaign
music of the season. Laird will bo hero the
I'roteotlon v < I'Yoo Trade
Oun , Neb. , Oct. 10 lSpisci.il to Tim
Hun. I The court house was crowded Mon
day evening to listen to a political discussion
between two .voting attorneys. V. II. Stone ,
republican , and W. \\V-thersp ion , demo
crat. Their subject was thu platform and
record of their respective parties , but thudis-
enssum was chiefly on protection and free-
trade. The gentlemen are both good speak
ers , and handled their subjects well. A
largo number of farmers from the biirround-
lui ; country wore at the meeting.
at Nuhraslcn City.
NEHASKA CITV , Neb. , Oct 10. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Hr.r.l Hurglars raided a
number of places in thu city lust night , but
clues are wanting. The Thorp homo was
visited and nearly every guest reports looses
ol money and valuables. An entire outfit of
carpenter's tools were stolen from the shop
of of J.V. . Tyc , valued at several hundred
dollars and several residences in the west
ern pint of the city were entered , but the
booty w.is small.
Another Koud For Superior.
Sfi'iilimu , Neb. , Oil. 10. | Special Tele
gram to Tnr ! : ! . | The track layers of the
Santa Fo route from Concordm , Ivan. ,
reached hero and miido track connections
with the Fremont , Kikhorn & Missouri Val
ley railroad this afternoon. This completes
Superior's fifth line of road into the city and
gives two divisions of two of the greatest
railroad cuiporaiions in the west. Trains
will be put on at once.
Items From Aurora.
Arnoiu , Neb. , Oct. 10. [ Special to Tun
Hr.i : . ] City Marshal Noble has been fined
S100 In the police court for visiting immor
ally a house of ill-fame.
William Weingnrten , a business man of
this city , and a long-time bachelor , was mar
ried Monday night , and last evening the
uvent was celebrated by bonfires , fireworks ,
and anvil , . cannonading , in u pleasant
Atkinson Hep u 1)1 ) ioans.
ATKINM > X , Nob. , Oct. 10. [ Special to TUB
Hr.n.-Coloncl W. H. Dickinson , of VValioo ,
addressed a largo and enthusiastic meeting of
Atkinson republicans ut the opera house , last
evening. Tlio colonel is an Knglishman , and
ono ol the lew ol that nationality who
espouse thu cause of republicanism and pro
tection. Hu lias been a frequent visitor to
the land of his biithol l.ito yea is and lias
liad the best of opportuniteb to observe the
workings of lice trade. His s > pe eh win
a ringing and convincing ono and drew forth
- 1 repeated applause.
i Ainswortli UepnhlicanM.
Aivsvvonrii , Nub. , Oct. Id. [ Special to
Tun Huu.J The republicans bold a rousing
meeting in the Osborn opera house last night
and nblu speeches were nrndo by Hon. ( ! . W.
I'j. Horsey , of Fremont , A. II. TuiL'lo , of
Hassott , and .Indgo .1. Wesley Tucker , of
Valentine. Much ontliusiasm was mani
fested. Thu house was well filled and Sut-
ton's band was in attendance.
Hastings' Street C\i- : Ham Hunted.
H \sn\os Nub. , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram
Hi.iTlio stie-et .stables
gram to Tin : : ] - - - ear
01 the Hastings Impiovement company were
destroyed by lire this morning. The tin ; mys
teriously originated in urn hav loft. Seven
teen horses and muies wcro fortunately res
cued. The loss on the building 11 $ . ' ,000 ;
insurance , # 1,21)0. ) The contents were valued
at $1,000 , without insurance.
Charccd With Deadly Assault.
DAKOTI Crrv , Neb. , Oct. 10. [ Special i ! '
Telegram to Tin : 1'isr.A | warrant was
issued to-day for the arrest of a man named
lioone , who is station agent at Kmerson , for
attempting to kill a man named O'Connor
with a knife. The injured man was badly
uaslicd in the loft arm.
An UiiHiitlHf'actory Verdlut.
MADHOV , Neb. , Oct. 10. [ Special to THE
Hin.l : The jury in the case of the state VH.
Frank MoNeely acquitted the defendant , of
the charge of rape yesterday. The verdict
excites great indignation. The Judge is
severely condemned for permitting tuo Jury
to bcparate during tlio trial.
Uoosevelt tin a Prophet.
CIIIOAOO , Oct. 10. [ Special Telegram to
THE HKI ; . ] "I am about to take the stump
for Harrison and Morten , " said Theodora
Roosevelt to-day. "I shall p'lt In a few duya
In Minnesota , Michigan and Indiana , and
two weeks in Now York. If wo can carry
Now York that will settle the election. Two
or three times recently I have been n poor
prophet , but I can't help thinking wo will
carry Now York. In comparison with the
presidential election of l.Hi wn liavo made
Inimcnso gainsWo have regulicd consider
able of thu mugwump vole und the teuipcr-
anco element is. WUh u , "
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