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Xhoy Will "Pow Wow" at the Indian
Department To-Day.
Desperate DcmocrntH Ro.sort to Crimi
nal Methods FlKhtfiiK Hard For
New York Partisanship In
the Patent Olllcc.
The Chief * nt the Capital.
WASIIINOTON , 1) . C. , Oct. 12. ]
Some sixty bucks , head men and chiefs of
the Dnkotu Sioux , reached hero to-night ac
companied by intents and interpreters , rais
ing the total nuinucr to seventy live , to nego
tiate with the secretary of the interior with
regard to the opening of the great Kioux res
ervation. Their visit hero Is entirely duo to
the failure of the Sioux commissioners to
pain their consent to the net passed by con
gress nt the present bcssion. A big "pow
wow" is arranged for to-morrow at the in
terior department at which the secretary of
the Interior and the commissioner of Indian
affairs will be present. It Is understood that
the commissioners have given up all hope of
securing the consent of the Indians to the
conditions of the present act , and will limit
their labors to securing propositions from the
Indians to bo submitted to congress at
the coining session. It la said that the In
dians have two propositions In hand. Ono
' .s that they shall bo allowed * .1,000OOJ by the
government , cash in hand , to bo at once pay-
iblo for the use of the Indians for the 11-
)00,000 ) acres proposed to bo opened for set
tlement. The second is , If the first is not ac-
: cptcd , that the prieo of the land shall bo
raised from .10 cents per aero to bo paid the
lettlers to f I per acre. If congress shall
igree nt the coining session to either of these
propositions , the Indians will give their con
tent to the act as ut present framed.
Democratic agents mo nt work here and
In Baltimore solk'itlng residents of the Dis
trict Of Columbia and Maryland to go to
Indiana and vote next month. A gentleman
Informs mo that ho was approached to-day
by a colonizer who offered a round trip
railroad ticket and $ . " > 0 in cash if ho would go
to Bedford , Marshall county , and vote for
Cleveland and Tliuiinan electors. Ho was
ntmurcd that there would bo from fifty to ono
hundred voters sent fiom hero 'to the same
plaio and that they would bo protected from
prosecution nnd guaranteed civil treatment.
A couple of democratic members of the
liduso called upon Attorney General Garland
this morning , nnd during a conversation the
latter said :
"Well , gontlcmcn , the fight Is transferred
to Now York. Harrison will get Indiana
nnd West Virginia , and wo must hold New
York and got Michigan or wo uro lost. "
This is said to bo the view taken of the sit
uation by President Cleveland. All efforts
are to bo tut nod to New York and the
wolverine state henceforth , nnd but the pre
tense of a fight to divert attention is to be
made for the other states named. The an
nouncement made this morning of ncgotia
tiations to bring about a settlement bctwccr
the county democracy and Tammany repre
sented by Hewitt and Grant for mayor ol
Now Yorki8butthoprellininnryofaseriesol
arrangements to secure democratic harmony.
On September 25 the senate adopted n res
olutlon calling upon the president for copic1
of the late correspondence which passed between
tweon the department of state and Ministei
Dcnby regarding the ratification of the Chin
esc immigration treaty which was rcjcctei
by the Celestial empire after the passage bj
congress of the anti-Chinese emigration bll
and before it reached the president. Theob
jcct of the resolution was to ascertain wha
passed between the department and our minIster
Istor In China , which cxti icatcd the prcsl
dent from an embarrassing predicament b.
securing a rejection of the treaty. It is b
liovcd that the rejection was forced by ou
minister. Up to this time the president ha
Ignored the senate's resolution , nnd it I
stated that ho intends to continue to Ignor
the resolution until after the election a
least. The president's sHenco on the subjcc
is regarded as ominous.
Theie have been several gross violation
of civil service law in the patent office sine
the Cleveland administration begun to bui
glo the affairs of the government. The mos
glaring Instances relate to the appolntmon
ol examiners , by far the most responslbl
position In the office , as thcso officials pas
upon the validity of patents issued. It i
BUHCCptiblo of proof that In moro than on
raso examination questions were furnlshc
to democratic applicants days in udvunci
The largo number of successful democrat :
applicants may bo sot down in a great mca :
uro to this practice.
The secretary of the interior to-day reni
ercd a decision in the Indian duprcdutio
claim of Pcriston & Miller , of Lincoln , Neb
amounting to (131,704. The depredations * i
alleged to hnyo been committed in 1SO-I , ISO
1807 and IfcCS , by Sioux nnd Choyenncs. TI
secretary finds that the evidence is insull
cicnt and that the claim was not prcscutc
within the time HI cclficd by law.
To-day the bill making Lincoln n port i
delivery , signed by the picsiuing officers i
the two houses , was announced as ready to {
( o the president.
Senator Manderson will leave for Omni
to-morrow morning and his secretary , M
Ham , leaves to-morrow night. They will n
return till sometime after the election.
Senator Hoar , of Massachusetts , said t
night that u resolution would bo adopted I
the senate the first of next week , piovidii
for nn adjournment on next Wednesday , at
that congress would adjourn on that day <
The secretary of the treasury has nwardi
the contract for the approaches to the 1'e
cral building at Nebraska City to Mail
Hendrick , of this city. The award calls f
Colonel Bate , chlof of the fico dolive
system of the postofllco depnttmcnt , has coi
plcted his annual report of the operations
the pORtolllces thioughout the country. Ti
report is in tabular form , and shows the re
oiiuo , the mail matter namllcd ami the opoi
lion of the free delivery system , etc. T
report shows that the western section of t
country , especially Nebraska , has develop
uioie during the past year than during t
pievlous year.
Nchrawka and Iowa
WASHINOTON , OU. 13. [ Special Telogn
to'i'HBBKK ] Pensions granted Nobraskar
Increase John S. Stanley , Nora ; Francis
Weber , South Omaha ; Josiah KUcr , Join
town- , James Balstou , Falls City.
Pensions for lowans : Original Invallr
Greenfield , Sidney ; Peter Rice , DCS Moln
Increase James Eurnacc , Lo Grant
August Wyckman , Now Hampton ; Jo
Wilton , Leon ; Jacob A. Coznd , Spring V
Jcy ; Joscnh Schlocht , Green Island ; Fn
crick Cubble , Bally Clough. Reissue ]
Ranney , CcnterviHo ; John P. Carpcnt <
CanJeld ; George W. Tatton , Climax.
A report of yellow fever ut Green Cc
Springs , Fla. , has bcun received by the u
rlno hospital.
Secretary Falrchild left Washington t
afternoon to address a muctlug of buslm
men to-iuorrcw.
Another Treasurer Short.
ST. Louis , Oct. 12. An Alma , Kan. , spec
ays : Treasurer Fields , of Wauban
county , was discovered to bo a defaulter
day In thu sum of $20.000. He is under
jrost. Tha county will lose nothing , as
, lie'udsraou are good.
The MjrntnrlotiH Find of n Parly of
Hunter * .
DBS MOINES , la. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Whllo some young
men were hunting near Blcncoo they dis
covered a satchel near the Missouri river
containing n small pocketbook , some scraps
of paper and a suit of clothes. In the papers
n letter was found written in Norwegian ,
but nearly illegible. It was signed "Nels
Nelson , Sterling , Neb. " It seemed to have
been written to n brother of the writer , and
detached sentences said , "I htwo never
Imnncd anyone ; have never stolen any
thing ; have nlwnjs behaved myself , nnd I
don't Know whv they are after me. " Near
by , leading to the river , were footprints , nnd
considerable Interest has bcun aroused over
the mystery. It is thought that the writer
of the loiter was drowned in the Missouri
river , or else was the victim of foul play.
Republican Itally at Coin.
SiiENiNiiotii , In. , Oct. 12 [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. I The republicans at Coin
held n monster meeting last night to hear the
prc cnt representative , Major Anderson , dis
cuss the quesiion of the day , nnd to give an
nccount of his stewardship in the two years
ho has served as representative. Delegations
from Norwich , Blunchard , Northboro and
College Springs were present. From the
frequent applause with which his remarks
were greeted , it would seem that the major
has not lost in popularity in this portion of
the Eighth district. Old settlers at Coin
say this was the largest and most enthusi
astic meeting of any kind over held at Coin.
The Supreme Court.
Dr.3 MOINES , la. , Oct. -Special [ Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The following decisions
were filcil in the supreme court to-day :
B. G. Lyman vs H. L. Lauderbaugh , ap
pellant ; Bcnton district ; reversed.
Rock Island Stove company vs John .1.
Wai rod ct al , appellants ; Shelby district ;
Sncm Cleveland vs Harvey Stlllwell and
John Stillwull , appellants ; Marion district ;
Hibbard. Spencer , Bartlctt & Co. , appel
lants , vs S. P. Xunor , sheriff ; Boone dis
trict ; reversed.
J. C. Marsh vs Benton county , appellant ;
Cedar district ; reversed.
A Victim of Wine and Women.
MASON CITT , la. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Perry Welsh , agent of
John Paul's lumber yard at Britt , has dis
appeared. Investigation of the books shows
frequent fraudulent entries and that ho has
defrauded the company out of quite a sum of
money. A number of cit'/ens ' ncld notes
against him , each having John Paul's name
forged to it. Women and whisky prompted
him to perpetrate tha crime. He leaves be
hind a trusting wife and a bright family of
Diphtheria at Oxford Junction.
WATEIILOO , la. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Malignant diphtheria is
epidemic at Oxford Junction. Fifteen deaths
have resulted in a little more than a week ,
and numerous cases developed to-day.
Though relief measure have been taken ,
much distress prevails.
Whltfleld Will Not Withdraw.
Sioux CiTr , la. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : BEE. ] Rev. Wilmot Whltfleld ,
prohibition candidate for congress In this
district , to-day states that he will not with
draw as a candidate. He also states that the
bishop instructed that ho should withdraw
either as candidate or as presiding elder of
the Methodist church.
They Strike a Scrloiia Blow at Their
Minneapolis Brethren.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , Oct. 12. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] About twenty mil
lers , mainly from southern Minnesota , held
a meeting ut the Nicollet house to-day , and
formed an organization to bo known as the
"Northwestern Millers' Association. " The
millers appeared to fear that the Minneapolis
mills would make a strong bid for wheat In
the localities represented by these pres <
cnt , and that something had to bo done tc
keep the cereal for homo grinding. As a
result it was decided that the members ol
, the association recognize wheat weighinc
fifty-five pounds to the bushel as No. 2 ,
whcrnas the state standard is fifty-sii
pounds. Official sieves arc nlso to be uscc
in determining the amount of dirt ir
wheat , and it is to be tested only on the basii
of cleaned wheat. Under fifty-five pound ;
for No. 2 it Is to be scaled down in price ot
the basis of 0 cents per pound. Prices foi
wheat in the country uro to bo on the basis o ;
Minneapolis quotations , less the freight t <
each point buying. All this is manifestly t <
the advantage of the farmer. The miller ;
want the grangers' wheat and are willing ti
make some concessions in order to get it ant
keep it from going out of the country. Tin
plan is regarded as a very serious blow to thi
Minneapolis milling interests.
A Bad Police Innpector.
BOSTON , Oct. 12.-Inspector of Polio
.Mountain was arrcii.ed . last night on th
charge of having received stolen propert ;
knowing the same to bo stolen. His arres
was inndo in connection with tw
others. Thomas O'Brien , u clerk In th
employ of the Old Colony hero , was nrrestci
for having stolen fV > Uvurth of tickets
O'Brien said he had sold to Mountain fo
$1 each all the tickets ho had been able t
steal duiing the pas , two years.
Edgar's Canning Factory.
nnoui , Neb. , Oct 12. [ Special to Tn
BUB. ] The canning factory of this placet
about closing for the year , putting up i s las
cans of tomatoes. Preparations had bees
made to put up 05,000 cans of tomatoes , bii
on account of the diyness of tnis section an
the newness of the business to tomato rah
crsthey have still on hand 21,000 empty cans
For u likn reason the pickle factory has enl
put up 4CO barrels , though prepared for 1,501
Thieves In Buffalo.
BUFFALO , N. Y. , Oct. 12. Over a bushel c
partly destroyed letters addressed to bus
ness firms of the city were found on th
strrots this morning. They had been rille
and were paitly burned. It seems evldct
that the Icttcis were stolen by some one coi
noctcd with the postoftlcu. The postrnast (
and police a i'o making nn investigation.
This evening Shields , having rccoverc
somewhat from his drunken stupor , made
full confession of guilt.
A clerk in the office named John Shield
recently appointed , has been arrested.
m Died By Ills Oxvn Hand.
s : TorcKA , ICan. , Oct. 12.- [ Special Telegra
D. to TUB BEE. ] Colonel James Bell , cx-racr
is- her of the legislature from Rico county , nr
former owner of the townsito of the town <
Lamed , committed suicide yesterday. F
told his family that ho was going to take
nap , nnd , going to his room , nothing wi
seen or heard of him until 0 o'clock , when )
was found unconscious with an empty oott
of laudanum by his side , He bad cbangi
his clothing for his best suit and bad deli
cratoly planned the suicide.
An Advance in Crackers.
CIIICAUO , Oct .12. At a Joint meeting of i
vo tbe cracker bakers between Pittsburg at
ia- the Rocky mountains this morning it w
unanimously agreed to advance the price-
"s crackers from one-half cent to IK cents p
pound on the various kinds manufacture
The change goes into effect to-morrow mor
ing. aud U duo to the advance in Hour ai
ICO A Twenty-Three Miniito Intorvlo'
to- ROMP , Oct. 12. Emperor William was c <
ar- dlally received at the vxtican by the pope t
Uls day. A prjvato interview , letting twenl
'I three miputen , followed.
Fatal Result of n Farmers' Quarrel
Near Plum Crook.
EnthuNlaHtlc Demonstration ) * at llol-
StroinHhurg nnd Other
I'olntn In the State Su
perior Will Celebrate.
Shot Dend.
PLUM CREEK , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tel
egram to TUB BEE.J This morning , at about
11 o'clock , a , farmer earned Walter West was
shot and Instantly killed at the farm house of
R. S. Adams , eight miles east of this city.
The murder grew out of trouble over the
division of wheat grown on land owned by
Adams and rented by West. The latter had
Just brought a loud to deliver to Adams when
a quarrel between the two men arose , which
resulted in Adams drawing a revolver and
shooting West through the heart. Adams
came to the city this afternoon and gave him
self into Sheriff Taylor's ' hands. The cor
oner's Jury has not yet returned its verdict.
West was u single man , about thirty-eight
years old , Adams is about sixty.
Superior Will Celebrate.
Summon , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special to THE
BED. ] The first regular passenger train over
the Atchison , Topeka & Santa Fo reached
Superior to-day , and arrangements will bo
made immediately for through passenger and
freight traffic via the Northwestern lines
over this new road to Omaha. It is the Inten
tion of the two companies to put on a splendid
service for both passenger and freight , mak
ing Superior the northern division of the
Santa Fe and the southern division of the
Northwestern lines. This will make it possi
ble for Omaha Jobbers to reach a territory
which heretofore has been beyond their
reach. Superior is arranging for a grand
celebration over this Important railroad con
nection , and proposes to have a three days'
celebration on the 23d , 24th and 25th of Octo
ber. The Republican Valley District Fair
association hold their annual fair on
the above nays and have offered
$1,000 in purses for speed. Thb Grand
Army holds a reunion hero on the
above dates and arc making extensive prepar
ations for.cntertalninijav'cry laige number of
people. Prominent speakers have been en
gaged for the occasion , and a general good
time will bo had. Excursion rates have been
promised by all the railroads running in here.
An excursion over the Northwestern line
will leave Superior on Tuesday next for
Omaha. It will be composed of the business
men of Superior on a visit to the board of
trade and merchants of the city of Omaha.
Superior is beginning to feel the effects in a
substantial way of the influence of railroads
in building up a solid and prosperous city.
The city is full of strangers. Workmen are
all employed and everybody happy. S. K.
Fclton & Co. , Omaha contractors , are at
work upon the water works and will com
plete them on time , December U
Worscy at O'Neill.
O'NEILL , Neb. , Oct. 12.-Special [ Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The court room , which
is the largest in the state north of the Plattc ,
was filled to its utmost capacity last evening
with a very enthusiastic audience of ladies and
gentlemen assembled to hear Hon.George W.
E. Dorsoy and Judge Tucker discuss the
political issues of the day. Mr. Dorscy spoke
for an hour and a half , and was enthusias
tically applauded from first to last. His ad
dress was logical and full of arguments , and
well delivered. As bo was speak
ing of the riding club at Wash
ington , to which Cleveland , Bayard
and Endicott belong , wherein it advertised
Imported grooms only employed , "which is
English , you know , " an enthusiastic Irish
man m the audience cried out , "and no Irish
need apply , " at which the audience went
into convulsions of laughter and applause.
It was fully five minutes before the speaker
could proceed.
Judge Tucker , of Valentine , followed Mr.
Dorsey and delivered n ringing , forcible ad
dress , full of sound republican doctrine. All
pronounce the rally a grand success , and it
is not believed that the democratic party can
equal it in north Nebraska.
Aahlaiid Republicans Enterprise.
ASHLAND , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ] The grandest demonstration of tbe
campaign in Ashland occurred last night
under the auspices of the republican league.
At 7:80 : the flambeau club , under tbe charge
of Captain K. L. McKtnnoy , formed in line
on Silver street and gave one of the most
magnificent displays of fireworks witnessed
in Ashland for a long time , after which the
multitude filed into SImingion's opera house
until it was packed full and many were com
pelled to leave for want of room. The meet
ing was called to order by Lieutenant Gov
ernor Shcdd.lwho introduced to the audience
the Hon. n. M. Lambertson , of Lincoln , who
made an excellent speech on the tariff , com'
paring the senate tariff bill with the
Mills bill and proving that the
democratic argument of tariff reform means
in the end free trade. It was a grand speech ,
filled from Beginning to cud with solid argument <
mont , such only as Is capable of being pro
duced by the best-posted men on the tarifl
question. The glco club and the ladles' re
publican club were also attractive features ot
the rally and added greatly to the enthusiasm
of the meeting.
A Ttnlly at Iloldrcgc.
Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] A grand rcpublicat
rally was held hero to-night. The Mindet
Harrison and Morton club , comprised o
twenty ladies and sixty gentlemen , and tin
Holdrcgo club of 100 , all In uniform , paradct
the streets headed by the Holdrego cornc
band and the Holdrcgo martial band. Ex
Governor Daws and Secretary Laws ad
dressed the thousands asscmblcdin languagi
at once eloquent and convincing. Congress
man Laird is billed for this city on the 18th
The Dorsoy-WoKtherby Debate ,
FISEMONT , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special to Tin
HGE.J The outgrowth of Congressman Dor
sey's challenge sent to E. P. Wcathcrby , hli
democratic opponent for political honors , t
debate the issues of the day , Is the appoint
mcnt for the following meetings for Join
discussions : St. Paul , Monday , October22
Ord , Tuesday , October 23 ; Scotia , Wednes
day , October 24 ; Loup City , Thursday , Octc
her 25 ; Central City , Friday. October 20
Columbus , Saturday , October 27.
A Rally t Stromuuurc.
STKOMSUUHO , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special t
THE BEE. ] The republicans of Stromsbur
and tbo surrounding region held a gran
rally and torchlight procession here las
evening. C. E. Atkinson , of Lincoln , nn
G. K. Waldo , of Ulysses , addressed a larg
auulcnco at the opera house. This con
munity is intensely republican , nnd widi
awake as to the interests at stake next Nc
vcmber , and will poll a largo vote for Hai
risen and Morton ,
Dodge County Democrats.
FnEMOKT , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special to TH
t" j BEE. ] The Dodge county democratic coi
. I ventlon was held yesterday afternoon. Tt
nominees for the legislature are L. P. Lai
son , a saloonkeeper , of Fremont , and Ha
Christy , a farmer living near Scribne
George L. Loomls was renominatcd Ic
county attorney , and Dr. Dcvries was nom
natcd for coroner.
rl Woman's Foreign missions.
0. NEIIIUSKA Cm , Neb. , Oct. J2. [ Sped ;
y. TV.cgram to TUB BEE. ] The second day i
the convection of tbe Woman's Foreign Ml
slonary society of the Mi E. church was
moro largely attended than yesterday , dele
gates arriving on every train. Miss May
Swaney of New Mexico , Mrs. Mary L.
Nindc from Bulgaria , and lUjv. and Mrs.
Buck from India , delivered Interesting ad
dresses before the meeting to-night.
Republican Doctrine nt North Plattc.
NORTH PLATTE , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] A largo and enthu
siastic republican rally was held hero to
night , precedsd with a pnraue by the Harri
son flambeau club and the Harrison Juvenile
club. The meeting was held in the court
house , which was crowded to its utmost ca
pacity. C. W. Blngham , of Cedar Rapids ,
la , , was the first speaker , and addressed him
self particularly to the protection democrats ,
admonishing them during the course of his
speech that their duty was to vote for Harri
son. Much enthusiasm was manifested
throughout the entire speech. Able speeches
wore also made by Major Blxtcr , Judge
Church and John I. Nosbltt.
Dlrd In Ills Cell.
NOIITH PLATTE , Nob. , Oct. 12. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEG. ] James Craig , who
was Jailed last night for drunkenness , died
in his cell this morning , The coroner's ' Jury
to day returned a verdict that death resulted
from excessive drinking. Craig is a laboring
man who came to this place a short time ago
from Kansas.
Remitted In A Draw.
NEBRASKA CITT , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The school case , which
has long interested the citizens of Palmyra
wherein Miss Gallup , a teacher , sued the
board of directors for salary and wages for
being discharged before her term expired ,
has been decided in court hero against the
lady , but the board must pay all the costs.
Furnas County's Harvest Home.
HANDLE , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to Tur. BKB. ] Furnas county cele
brated her Harvest Home at Wllsonville to
day and Governor Thaycr addressed the as
semblage , which was composed of about five
hundred people. The governor will speak at
Plattsmouth to-morrow.
Democrats at Arlington.
Am.iNGTON , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] The democratic senatorial con
vention of Dodge and Washington counties
convened here to-day. . .Hon. John Dern of
Hooper was nominated for senator unani
mously on the first ballot.
The Dominion Secretary of State on
the Subject of Aamcxatlon ,
MOXTIIEAL , Oct. 12. At'a dinner given to
Robert S. White , the nev Sy elected member
of parliament for CardvroU , last evening ,
Hon. J. M , Chaplcau , secretary of state , in
response to the toast , "The. 'Federal Parlia
ment , " said : !
"Canada is now passing through a crisis ,
clearly , coolly and wisely. In the United
States there is great excitement over their
election and politics.But , as an English says , Canada has , given an example to
the world in the cool way * she has taken it.
The United Stales itrfed. to frighten
her with a commercial union , an
nexation and unrestricted reciprocity ,
but sbo was wU before and
is better now and does oetf wish to change.
The diplomacy of the pr Wer-wlll bo vin
dicated on November 1 } whichever party
goes in. While ho "dW WHt. dealro to dis
parage the United States-h * "would'i y that
if they were to annex * themselves to Canada ,
it would do them good. Parliament will do
its duty , for all these movements tp'ward the
United States meaa only one thinir destruc
tion to Canada's industries and whatever
she has striven for during tne last ten
years. "
WIBUm Nowlan. Pollovrina ; In HI *
r Murderous Brother's Footstep * .
BOSTON , Oct. 12-rWilliam Nowlan , a
brother of Milkman Codman's murderer ,
was arrested last nicht on suspicion of being
about to commit a deed similar to that for
which Eddie Nowlan was hanged , Nowlan ,
it is said , had discovered that his employer
had money in his possession , and so planned
to gel it Just as his brother Eddie had
planned against his employer , Codman ,
nearly two years ago. Early last evening a
servant girl , whoso name could not bo
learned , mot an ofdccr 'on the street and
told htm she had overheard Nowlan and
another man plotting for the murder
of Russell. They had their plans
arranged , the girl said , to overpower the
milkman in his room at the stable , secure his
money and take the train for New York.
They bad a herdic engaged to wait for them
and take them to the New York & . New
England depot. When the girl had heard
this could not bo learned from the officers.
They arc now looking for Nowlan's alleged
accomplice , and have hopes of finding him
before the day is over , i They intend to con
front him with the girl's story and secure o
confession If possible , .
Nowlan is twenty-two years old. He de
nies the girl's story , insisting that bo if
wholly innocent of any conspiracy.
The Finest Business Block In Town
Entirely Destroyed.
VALENTINE , Neb. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram toTnc BEE. ] A'grcat fire has beer
raging here , but is now under control. Th <
finest business block In the town has beet
burned out. The fire started at 10 ; 20 in thi
rear of E. McDonald's hardware store am
spread rapidly , burning E. McDonald's hard
ware store , his large dry goods house jShaw'i
handsome block , in which were Shaw's gen
cral store and residence ; the United State :
signal office , which is a complete loss ; God
kin & Wagner's photograph gallery , Me
Kean's shoo shop and Sparks' Bank of Cherr ;
County. The loss la estimated at 120,00(1
with but little insurance. Two cows wcri
burned in Shaw's barn. Valentine has jus
voted a system of water works , but it is no
yet completed. *
A Colored MurdweM Expiates He
Crime on tbe Gallows.
UNION SIDINGS , Al * . , Oct. 12. Paulln
McCoy , n negro plrl'agcd ' nineteen , wa
hanged hero to-day forjtho murder of Anni
Jordan , a fourtcen-ycaKold white child , lae
February. The execution was private , enl ,
the necessary persona being admitted. Th
crime for which the wotutn was hanged wa
a peculiar ono. The vvicxitn , Annie Jordan
strayed away from her home In Montgomery
and nothing was heard of her till her deu
body was found in a plum thicket. Circuit
stances pointed to Pauline , and she was ai
rested with the dead .girl's ' clothing on lift
She was found guilty last spring and sen
tcnccd to death. Effect * were made to gc
the governor to interfere , but to no avail.
A Big Fire Raging.
ST. Louis , Mo. , pet. 13. At 1:15 : thl
morning a fire broke out in the Vandalla rai
way freight depot In East St. Louis , and b <
fore the fire department from this side coul
reach the scene the depot was doomed an
the fire had spread to adjoining buildings , ii
eluding a hotel filled With people. A secon
alarm is now being Bounded and engines ar
hurrying- from this side to the conftagratioi
East St. Louis has no organized fire dcpar
Fitzgerald on Ireland.
Cuiaiao , Oct. 12 , [ Special Telegram t
TUB BEE. ] John Fitzgerald , of Lincoli
Neb. , said last evening that he was not go in
to England to testify before the Parnell con
mission , but if his ( testimony was wante
he would give it by deposition. The outcow
of the Investigation , Uc thought , would I
home rule for Ireland , and that in u yci
short time ,
Ho Has a Half Hour's Interview
With the Popo.
lie Speaks In Fluttering Terms of the
IIIIK Kalticr The Nature of
Their Conference Com-
incnto of the TlmcB.
Home's Royal VlHltor.
[ fopi/ifuM / IMS by Jiiina Gonlnn llcnndt. }
HOMK , Oct. 12. [ New York Hcrnlil Cable
Special to TUB HIE. : ] Illumination ami
sight-seeing last night , public nml private
banquets nnd general roystcriug left the
streets In the solo possession , until n Into
hour tliw morning , of decorations ami em
blazonry. Nevertheless the kaiser "had his
stirrup out and was to horso" as early as 8.
His equestrian companion was General
Driquct , of King Humbert's staff. They
were nblc to inspect the adornments closely
without interference , anil not a few astir
regarded the German emperor as merely u ,
military visitor. They also unobstrusively
went around the camp where to-morrow's ' re
view will occur , then returned to the qulrl-
nal. Doubtless , in reading the daily news
papers , the emperor found such opinions
as these from the Opinlone : "Tho Emperor
William , who is King Humbert's guest , will
pay his respects to the pontiff , being received
with sovereign pomp by his holi
ness in the latter's quality of re
ligious head. " From the Escrcito : "The
Italian alliance with Germany commenced in
1800. As a logical outcome the situation is
stronger than all traditions or personal sym
pathies , and has been so strengthened in the
succeeding twenty years as now to form an
essential basin of the European balance of
power. The Italian army , a poition of which
will bo inspected by the emperor , shouts to
day , 'Long live the emperor ] Long live the
German army I1 This shout will bo heard
beyond the Alps , finding there a sympathetic
echo. "
Among the military fraternity after break
fast King Humbert , leaving his own apart
ments , crossed into these of the emperor and
made his morning call.
About noon the kaiser drove from the
quirinal to the German territorial residence
of Hcrr von Schlocccr , the Prussian min
ister to the holy sec. Here he cxchangca his
uniform of the hussars for that of the
cuirassiers. Ho then lunched with Hcrr
von Schloecer. To this lunch had been in
vited Cardinal Rampella and several pre
lates. The emperor and his suite then left
for the Vatican in carnages vrhlch had been
expressly sent from Berlin for the occa
sion. The vehicle used was a victoria ,
painted black , with red stripes and
ornamented with silver. It bore the mottoo :
"Gott Mit Uns. " The carriage was drawn by
four horses. The entire line of the route was
lined with troops.
Exactly at 1:30 : the emperor's carriage
drew up at the entrance to the court yard of
San Damasso where ho was received by
Prince Ru poll ud by Count Bismarck , vr ho
had preceded them by a few minutes , and
the cardinals of state. The court yard was
lined by a platoon of Palatine guards
with their four drummers In old
fashioned costume. There were the tradi
tional white aprons. A striking cfjcct was
produced by a sharp roll of drums without
any other music as soon as the emperor ap
peared. The emperor was conducted to the
pope's apartment- The way was lined by
the Palatine guards , Swiss guards , pontiflclal
gcnsdaruics , and lastly in the pope's ante-
i com by the noble guards. After the pres
entations the pope retired with the emperor
to his private apartment , where they nad an
interview lasting thirty-five minutes.
No other person was present but when the
emperor reappeared his face bore traces of
deep emotion. The interview between the
pope and emperor was cordial and did not
touch the burning questions of the hour , the
emperor having assured bis holiness
of his desire to strictly adhere to the
confirmation policy in politics , social ques
tions and religion. The pope replied that
the security and grandure of the German
empire would gain a great deal if the liberty
of the Catholic church In Germany and the
independence of the papacy were to be more
effectively guaranteed. His holiness Insisted
thai it was absolutely necessary for the in
terests of European civilization that the
Roman question should receive satisfactory
settlement. What answer the em
peror gave to this my inform
ant was unable to tell me. After
the emperor had left , however , tbe pope ex
pressed himself in most fluttering terms
with respect to the kaiser. A procession
was next formed to visit the museums and
galleries of the Vatican , which , having exam
ined , his majesty descended to St. Peter's
and Inspected the sacred edifice.
At 4 o'clock the emperor left the Vatican
and drove direct towards the quirlnal. Ho
was again heartily cheered by the populace.
The troops had been withdrawn and
as bo drove along his carriage
was often surrounded by the crowd which
pressed forward , eager to catch a gllmpso ol
his face. An imposing demonstration took
place when Queen Margberlta , who was
taking her usual drive , met his cairlage.
The emperor stopped his carriage ,
and , standing , made a deep bow , Thcii
majesties then exchanged a few words In
the mean time the people broke out Intc
most enthusiastic cheers and the carriages
had great difficulty in moving on. The imperial
porial compan y dined together and passed n
quiet evening. Outside the illumination and
popular rejoicings continued until midnight
Terrible Affliction of a Young New
York Man In Paris.
58 t > u Jamta Gordon llcnntlt \
PAIUS , Oct. 12. [ Now York Herald Cabh
Special to TUB HEK.J Very sad indeed is
the case of Mr. Edward O. Bird , of New
York , who is now lying ill at the Granc
hotel. Mr. Bird , captain of the Sixth com
pany in the famous Seventh regiment , is wel
known in New York society. The younf
man reached Paris two weeks ago. This was
his first visit for some months. Ho wa !
looking forward to tbe pleasure in store foi
him and his aged mother. His twc
sisters were already in Paris and he was
planning a surprise for them by arriving un
oxpectedly. The surprise was other than hi
had prepared. Mr. Bird rose in apparen
good health after his first night's rest at the
Grand hotel. After breakfast and semi
shopping ho went fora drive in the Bois wltl
the ladies. While in the carriage he rva
suddenly seized with a fit of dizziness. Ii
reply 'to a question of his mother's hi
said : "It is no use talking to me
I do not understand. I canno
see nor bear and I have a terrible pain in in ;
head. " He was taken promptly back to th
0 hotel , where he went to bed. Ho has bcci
there ever since. It appears that for month
pistilr. Bird'has autUred with severe be a
IX ( a
aches. His Now York physician has assured
him that the cause of the trouble was a dis
ordered liver. One of his purpose * in com
ing to Europe was to consult a
specialist for such diseases. Imme
diately after the serious attack , the
day after his err val t o best medical old
was called In. Or. Cliarcot , the greatest
specialist in nervous diseases in Franco , de
clared at once that the patient's lUftlcully
was not with his liver but with his brain.
Ho considered the case very grave. Since
then Dr. Cliarcot has been keeping up n hard
light by the sick man's bedside. Throe and
four visits n day have been necessary and a
trained nurse has never left the slok room.
Mr. Bird has lost the entire control of his
mental powers. Ho was unable to
spc.ik or to understand or to con
trol his movements. Bo suffered In
tense pain. He could not cat , ho could not
sco and his dreams at night were hideous.
The doctor shoved the hair from one side of
his head and covered t'.a exposed scalp with
burns and blisters. By degrees ho has been
regaining his faculties. First he could sou
with one eye then with both. Ho became
able to manage a pen and to recognize his
sisters and mother. At present no is quite
rational nnd Ur. Cliarcot expresses satisfac
tion with the progress ho i limiting.
The London Times Prints an Editorial
on Their Meeting.
[ CnpurtaM IKS t > u Jaino ( Ionian Jitnntt. }
LONDON , Oct. 12. [ New York Herald Cable
Special to Tun BUK.I The Times , com
menting on the meeting between the em
peror and the pope , observes : "No more cu-
ious visit has probably ever been p.iid to the
ope at Home since Hohcnstauffor did horn-
> go at Conassa. That is the last occasion on
vhlch a German emperor and the pope saw
no another face to face. It happened when
be popes occupied a position very unlike that
hey 1111 now , and the German emperors one
till more disbimilar. Tor an instant It
ccuicd that the revived German emperor
about to take up the injuries of Barba-
It was no more than political caprice
r a move in the game of statesmanship
vhich thu player speedily discovered was
mistaken. Naturally Berlin , as it has
natchca at every opportunity to
rove , and the Vatican , are
'ormed to be on friendly terms. Both are
'ssentially ' conservative in their temporal ten-
cnclcs and the diversity of theological be-
icf hinders more than encourages Jealousies.
At present not a brrath of controversy dis-
urbs their amity and the visit of the cmj
icror to Italy ought to help consolidate It , so
unbroken In their mutual regard. Except
or the hospitality of the quirlnal , which is
a topic the least likely of all to bo touched ,
heir conversation necessarily could not turn
pen disputed points. The popeis too goodn
itatcsman to have harardcd a hasty talk
upon them had they existed. He is too ear
nest a student of human nature to have
n any case thrown away in pur-
> uit of other objects the chance
f understanding the possible future master
f the destinies of Europe. He had an hour
r two in which to analyse the new and un
explored character , and every European
itatesman would bo , glad to know what he
makes of it. Prince Bismarck himself might
not be sorry of a little , light from a fresh
ind unbiased quarter. The mqulsltlvoness of
, hc world , either In its inner or outer circles ,
t is certain , will not bo gratified. The Em
peror William docs not wear his heart upon
his sleeve. He is an unknown force , and it
s expected will icmain such yet a while. "
A Liomlon Editor Dead.
LONHON , Oct. 12. Mr. Levy , proprietor oi
he Daily Telegraph , is dead.
The Mlsalne Mrs. Brown is Itcturncd
to Her Family.
At nn early hour yesterday marring a B ,
& M. engineer saw a woman sitting on the
river bank near Gibson. When ho returned
n the evening ho saw her near the nvcr'i '
edge lying down , and upon his arrival ir
Omaha reported the fact to the police. Th (
woman was brought into town last night ot
an engine and turned over to Officer Hudson
When taken to the police station she was
dcntificd by several people as the wife of II
R. Brown , a foreman in the Union Pacilli
tin shops. Mrs. Brown wandered from hem <
last August , since which time her familj
haa lost all trace of her. Her condition I ;
pitiable in the extreme. The dress that slu
wears Is torn into streamers ; both sleeves an
gone and her arms arc exposed to the air
When found she was barefooted , only a feu
shreds of one stocking being left. Tin
woman Is undoubtedly insane. Shewastoi
weak to walk from the patrol wagon into tin
police station and is suffering from pbysica
Hr. Ralph was called and he administers
what aid lie could. She had evidently catci
nothing for sonic time , and Ofllccr Cuslcl
brought her food , which sliu was unable ti
cat. Her son , hearing that she had bcci
found , called at the police station and tool
her homo in a cab , whcro sbo will rciclv
tha attention of her family. i = a < <
Reno Tries to Suicide.
HAnnisnuita , Pa. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Major Marcus Reno at
tempted to commit sulcido hero last nighl
He placed a revolver in his mouth and wa
about to pull the trigger when a fricni
grasped the weapon and prevented him. Th
cause of Major Reno's rashness is attiibutc
to domestic troubles. A few days ago a
order of the coutt was granted dlrcctln
him to pay { 50 a month for his wife's sui
port. Ho has slnco told his friends that hi
income is hardly that much , Ho no ;
threatens to kill his wife and himself and h
Is being closely watched.
The St. Joseph Kit-lit of AVay Suit.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , Oct. 12. [ Special Teh
gram to TUB Buc. | Judge Spencer rcr
dcrcd his final decision in the Chicago , Si
Paul & Kansas and Kansas City , St. Joscp
& Council Bluffs right of way controversy
granting the request of the former for th
use of the latter's track Into the city and ei
ubling the road to get to the union depot
The Diagonal will not build Its line fuflUc
until next spring.
Burglars at Arlington.
ARLINGTON , Neb. , Oct. 12 [ Special t
TUP. BUB. ] Burglars broke open four of th
leading business houses hero last night , tal
ing a supply of guns and small arms from Hi
hardware store of John Hamming , a fu
overcoat from J. L. Blessing' ) * harness shoi
a supply of cigars and whisky from >
Hanson's saloon and about { S In small ch&np
from the Arlington meat market. The tou
loss was about { 125. There is no clew to th
robbers as yet.
The World's Scries.
NEW YORK , Oct. 12. A dispatch was n
ccived by Secretary Munson , from Preside )
Von Dcr Abe of the St. Louis club , this mori
ing. stating that iUwas now positively ee
tied thai four of the world's cliauijilnnsh
games will be played In Now York , four I
St. Louis , and one each In Brooklyn , Phil
dclphla and Cincinnati.
Stcnni8liii Ai'iital * .
At New York The Saalo from Tircuioi
thu Danmarkt from Autworp ; the Adriuti
from Liverpool.
At I.ondon'-'Ihe Maine , Iriiia Baltimore.
Three of Thorn CHvo ft Gllmpao of
Donclwood'a Early Days.
One of Them Slot-tally Wounded , tha
Second Slightly , and Ho Kscnpcs
With the Loader Attor
a $110,000 Haul.
Attack on a Dcaduond Train.
Deumoot ) , Dak. , Oct. 12. ] Special Tele
gram to TUB BKE.-About ] 8 o'clock this
morning n bold attempt was mndo by masked
bandits to wreck nnd lob the fast Plorro A :
Black Hills railroad train , owned nnd oper
ated by the Bomcstako Mining company , nt
Renos guli'h , nine miles from Lend City. The
train left Lead City half an hour late with
the paymaster , W A. Roomer , supplied with
about f.'O.IKO to pay off the timber employes.
Chief Utiglnoer Dick Blackstoiie and passen
gers and employes , amounting to about
twenty people , were on bonrd. 'J hey ran nt
Increased speed to malto up lost time
to n point about ono hundred yards from tha
scene of attack , where thuy slowed
up to let some section men off. This nlotio
avoided a grcnt calamity , for bcforo the train
got fully under way the cngino slipped from
the rail that had been lemovcd a few Inches
by the robbcis and the train derailed.
During the excitement of the moment n
command of "Hands up" cnino from the
robbers accompanied by a volley from their
Winchester rlllea into the cab , fiat cars and
engine without any serious results. W. A.
Recmer , who was on the engine , discharged
both bands of his shot-gun loaded with
buckshot at two of the robbers ,
who foil mortally wounded. The
others fled tohero their horses
moro tied , mounted and disappeared in the
One of the uoundcd robbers was captured
and is now in the Ueadwood jail and will
piobably die befoie morning. His name is
Billy Wilson nnd hu Is an indicted horso-
tlnef from Pennine-ton county for whom the
sheriff has been huntini ; with a warrant for
the past two or three months. Ho says the
other two arc named Clark and Johnson.
The latter wus the leader. The
sheriff nnd a posse of hoine.stnko employes
are scouring the vicinity nnd their capture la
certain. Kxeitcmcnl runs high and if they
arc captured lynch law will bo summarily
Union Pacific Men Engaged In Whole *
snle Stealing.
RAWLINS , Wyo. , Oct. 12. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The sensation of the
hour is the work of the grand Jury of the
county during the lust three days. They
have found twcnty-oiio indictments against
conductors and brakemcn of the Union
Pacific railroad , most of whom rcsldo in this
city. They run from this place to Green
River in charge of freight trains. They are
accused of burglarizing and robbing thcso
freight trains of valuable merchandise la
.transit between San Francisco nnd eastern > j |
cities. The robberies aro. supposed \ \ \
to cover a period of twelve or
fifteen months and thousands , of dollars1
worth of valuables are missing. Four of
the parties are under arrest , nnd telegrams
and officers have been dispatched for the
others. Some of the men Have been in the
employ of the road for years. The affair
was disclosed through the treachery of ono
of tne guilty parties , and it is supposed Im
munity has been offered him in order to get
his confession. The four under arrest are
named Matthews , PilUbury , Kennedy am ]
Dillon. The names of tbo others are
withheld so as not to defeat
the operations of the officers. Liquors ,
tobaccos , merchandise , groceries and every
thing that could bo readily disposed of was
taken. Suspicion points strongly to two op . - . i
three prominent business men us the rccclv- ' , !
crs of the stolen goods , but nothing dellnlto - *
can bo ascertained until tbe prosecutions
begin In open court. It is thought that ait < , vl
organization exists for criminal purposes and ' , * i I
that those now under indictment arc but a t ! ' ' . |
fraction of the larger whole , who will eventually - K
ually be discovered.
A Georgia Coal Operator Killed By
ST. Louis , Oct. 12. A special from Macon ,
Mo. , says that Thomas Wardell , a wealthy . ,
coal mine operator , was killed nt Bcvier this JT
afternoon by striking miners during a riot. SwA
Nearly all of the mine owners have engaged
now men , and these have been coming In
from abroad for several days post. This ;
action of the operators greatly Incensed tha
strikers , who are bitter in their expressions
against their former employers , especially
Wardell. Threats have been made by tha u
strikers against the new men , but thcio wnsj JS
no violent demonstration until to-day , when I- '
some of the new men were sot upon by the K '
strikers and a general battle followed. Dur
ing the riot Wardell was shot and killed. J * '
Thcio is intense excitement nt Bovlcr , and T I J
fears uie entertained of fuithor bloodshed. * L
The BheulT and a posse liavo gouo to Bevior. | \ ) , \
The Rock Island in Colorado.
Coi.oiuno SruiNds , Colo. , Oct. 12. Rail
laying on the Rock Ifland was completed to , ; --r <
this city to-day. Work censed wltnin a few > - "
hundred feet of the Rio Grande truck , and
the Rock Island rusts at the foot of Pike's
peak. The citizens eolebratcd the event with ,
the firing of guns nnd ringing of belln A < ' ?
grand banquet will bo temleied the officer" } ' * .
of the toad by the bonrd of tr.ido on the 20th , ' r ' I
i ? " , I
Restoring PaHHongor Raton.
Dn.WEii , Colo. , Oct. 12. The first stsp
towards a restoration of passenger rates to
the cast was taken by the Burlington late
this afternoon. The company posted a no
tice on the front of their passenger oflico
that they would restore the rate on the 2ls&
mst. The Missouil Pacific and Santa Fo ,
for the present , al least , will Htaml by tha
cut rato. The Union Pacific , whllo noncommittal -
committal , U disposed to follow thu lead of
the Burlington.
A Postolllcu Robbed.
ST. Louis , Oct. 12 A special from Hous
ton , Tex. , says that about 2.80 this morning
two men entered the postofllco here , forcibly
gagged and drupgrd the night clerk and
went through the poiichrs Just brought in
from the through train * fiom Now Orleans
and tbo cast and San Antonio nna the west. ' Z
It ID not how much money the thieves i ,
secured. Alf Roberts , the cleric , has not ro * ! if
covered coiciousnesH. ' !
The liehlgh Valley Wrcok.
WILKESIUKIIE , Pa. , Oct. 12. There were
no new developments in the Lehlgh Vnlloy | j
railroad accident to-day. All business in
Pleasant Valley has been suspended , in tha
mines there and cl cwh ro. The dead will
all be buried to-moriow moniini ? . Peter
Klmo , of Providence , agrd fiftcon , another
victim of the accident , uicd ut the hospital
here this morning , , )
A Rumor or Flnnd'H Death. ' -
rnors were in cli dilation yesterday in regard
to tdo condition of Millionaire Flood , The
rumors of his death rould be traced to no reliable - ' '
liable source. Up to a late hour last night ,
Flood's son had resolved no now * of nil
father's death. A rrlv.xte t detrain receive * !
1u ' .ho afternoon httued thai uti wtts beltc * . .