Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 20, 1889, Image 1

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    I rHE OMAHA 7
Ho Thinks the Extradited G on oral
Only a Tool.
A French Parliamentary Disagree
ment on tlio . Military Hervlco
Hill ilonn Hlierninn tu
lie Hntnrtnlncd.
Tlio Untvrlllcn liaw of Review.
[ CoMirtuM ISM ) bti Jtiinr * ( lortlnnIemuif.1
LONDON , May 10. [ Now York HcrnlJ
Cable Special to Tun Hnn.l The Herald
correspondent Intorvlowcd Max O'ltoll , yes
terday. In thn coursu of the conversation
lie said :
" 1 don't bollovo In Houlangcr. Ho Is
merely a tool ; his support depends upon tliu
conservatives and communists , two powerful
elements which will undoubtedly nsscrt
themselves In the full elections , lint what
of that ) It will not bo Uoulungcr's triumph ,
but the combined triumph of men who bc-
liovo oitliur In the government of n single
man , or of n committee- men. And neither
of the elements would tolerate tlio govern
ment of Houlnngor. Franco Is approaching
ono of her historical crises , which occur at
Intervals , but the new mnatcr will rot
bo Hotilnngcr. The communists may tri
umph for a tlmu , then will follow u Ciusar ,
but ho will not bo Houlnnger.
"The Comto do Purls Is the manoven , if ho
has to wall ten'or twenty years.
"HocheforfB hatred to England is based
Mr upon the failure of the English edition of La
Lanternc , which was started during his
exile after the Into war. An English lady of
the highest circles said that Houlangcr will
never move In the best English society , and
DP. an example says that Kandolph Churchill
was Invited to meet him at a dinner , but re
fused the Invitation.
"An to a Franco-Gorman war , Franco will
not talto the Initiative. Her millions of peas
ants know too well what war means. Tlio
real danger lies In the cxuitablo and erratic
character of the German cmporor , whoso
violent nature is apt at any moment to niako
Europe burst into war. Franco Is far
stronger and inoro urcpared than Is sup
posed ; her strength is particularly in her
great artillery , Certainly no nation has Mr
command of llnanclal resources. "
Kefcrring to his recent book on America
O'Hell expressed great dissatisfaction with
the conduct of the Now York Worldjn an
ticipating its publication.
"Thcro Is something decidedly shady in
the so-called journalistic feat of tlio World
which has been taking to itself an immense
nmount of credit for doing something which
n dozen other newspapers might have clone ,
had they been willing to stoop to that sort of
thing. It is customcry for publishers to
furnish the press with advance sheets of
forthcoming works , and there is n unwritten
law to the effect that only brief selections
from thcso sheets shall bo used. In their
published review the World people , however ,
' 'saw lit to break the law and published every
thing they could lay hands on.
"There may bo n question whether this
was a very honorable thing. I have no rea
son to complain of the sales of my book ,
which amount , so far , to S5,000 volumes at
f 1.50 each. I expect to return to the United
Stales next January , when I shall visit the
great west , possibly with a view of writing
another book. I urn always treated so kindly
In America that it will give mo great pleas
ure to go back tliis summer. 1 am thinking
of traveling with my family on tlio conti
nent and , of course , I shall visit the exposi
tion , although I do not enjoy life in Paris at
such times. My headquarters will probably
bo In Germany. "
Anuuiborof members of parliament will
entertain John 'Sherman on his return to
London from Paris ; Sir Lyon Playfair will
preside. x
Ulangrccmont Hutucim tlio French
fjoiuitors and DoputloR.
[ Copirto'itsra ' by Jiimca Giirtlnn ncimtft.l
PAUIS , May 10. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to Tin : Hin. : I The votes taken iti
the senate last week on the military law are
of considerable importance. The senate
again adopted the amendments which were
jnndo to tlio law when it llrst came up from
the chamber ol deputies and which tlio latter
Body refused to rcccpt. This disagreement
between the senate and the cham
ber relates to dispensations from the
military service. The souuto wishes to grant
nil absolute dispensation of two years to the
oldest sons of widows and other iinolagous
situations , but the chamber Insists that tno
granting of this dispensation shall bo loft to
the discretion of the military commissions.
On the other hand the chnmbor had sup
pressed the party dispensations allowed these
who wore preparing to becoino teachers or
to follow certain other liberal pursuits not
Including these who were studying for the
clerical profession. Thcso dispensations
have been introduced into law by the senate
n the face of the strenuous opposition
of the minister of the interior
mid the president of tlio council.
As amended by the senate , the military law
runs a strong chnnca of not being adopted
by tlio chamber. The seuato cut out of the
bill the very provisions Unit the majority of
the chamber had most nt heart. This latter
body has shown for less concern about the
real Interests of the nrmy than it has aboul
the political Interests involved. The llrst
ulm was to pass n law that seemed to smack
of democratic equalizing principles , am
that should apply , with the ut
most severity , the formula that wouli
let priests shoulder knapsacks. It
was especially desirous that young
men , intended for the liberal professions
should bo forced to Interrupt their studies Ii
order to vcgetato , during three years , in thi
nrmy barracks , oven though the military In
st ruction was practically complete at the cm
of the llrst year. The senate refused to fal
In with thcso 111-concolvcd ideas of equality
The unanimous opinion of all competent uu
tboritics is that a military service of three
years to bo Inuiosed , without distinction or
discrimination on all the youths of the
country , would Indict u mortal blow to
Intellectual Interests by lowerlnt
the standard of French Intolll
0CUCO. As for these who desire to
follow a clerical career It docs not seem to
bo tlio intention of thoio who framed the lav ,
to moke soldiers of them. They would prob
ably make very i > oor combatants , but might
perhaps , bo of real value in the hospitals
but a thrcoycurs' apprenticeship U not ncces
lary in oruer to become a hospital assistant
It is , therefore , without any plausible mo
live , but only a spirit of Intolerance , that the
republicans in the chamber wish to Impose
three years' service on seminary students
' 1100 considerations huvo had some weigh
with the senate , but will uot flud favor with
the chamber ,
The Financial Transactions or the
Past Woolt.
no-iTojf , Mas ? . , May 10. [ Special Tclo
ijrnm to Tun Hnn.J The following table ,
ompllcd from dispatches to the Post from
ho managers of the leading clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gro ex
changes for the week ended May 19 , ISS'J ,
vith rates per cent of increase or
as compared with the amounts for the cor
responding week In 1SSS :
Her Ambassadors Ignore tlic Ban
quet to the Frcncli Cabinet.
PAUIS , May 10. [ Special Cablegram to
TiinUcE. ] The banquet Riven in honor of
.ho cabinet on Saturday by the delegates of
the American republics taking part in tlio
exhibition , seemed to bo n demonstration of
republics against monarchies. All the
European ambassadors were invited to nt-
.end the banquet , but with the exception of
the Belgian minister , who was present , they
consulted their governments and were or
dered to ignore the invitatinn. The Ura- '
zilian minister also held aloof. Mr. McLauo ,
Who presided nt the banquet , was supported
jy Mr. Whi'.olaw Held , the new United
States minister to France.
I'lio Territory < bliion * to Don the
Unrl ) or lUatiihnod.
CIICVCK.VE , Wyo. , Way 19. ( Special Tele
gram to Tin : lieu. | - I'lio pcoplo of Wyoming
nro nt last v/akir.K up to the necessity for
united exertion in securing statehood. At
the last session o' congress a bill was unani-
nously reported to the senate by the senate
committee on territories , under the pro
visions of which it is proposed to net. As
soon as a general demand is made , Governor
Warren will issue a call for a constitutional
convention. The delegates will bo elected
at. an election to bo held on the second Mon
day in July.
Under the provisions of the bill the num
ber of delegates is limited to llfty-ilvo. The
apportionment is made on the basis of the
vote cast for delegates in congress at the last
election , and is made by tlio governor , chief
justice and secretary of the territory. The
convention then moots hero on the first
Monday in September , anu after adopting a
constitution , submits the same to the pcoplo
on the llrst Tuesday in November , when
state ofllcers will bo voted for should the
constitutional convention so decide.
There was nt ticst some opposition to the
movement because it was feared it would
increase taxation , but ns the subject is being
bettor understood the people are wheeling
into line and eagerly demanding that imme
diate steps bo taken. Tlio uncertainty of
congressional action is recognized , and as
congress is now favorably dispossd , It is
thought best to strike while thu iron is hot.
Everybody realizes that statehood will as
sist materially iu development ; that the
credit of a permanent form of irovcrnuient
Is better established than a provisional form ;
that cheap money can bo had and foreign
capital Is more readily invested. As it now
stands , tlio territory itself can own compara
tively little property. Its public institutions
must bo maintained either by direct taxa
tion or by bonded indebtedness. Under the
act of congress the latter cannot exceed !
per cent of the territory's assessable valua
tion. Kach territory admitted to statehood
receives from the government a bequest of
public lands to maintain state institutions ,
and tlio senate bill is fairly liberal to Wy
oming in this respect.
The business of tlio territory Is expected
to receive a great impetus through the state
hood movement.
Tlio Development of Wyoming. .
Wyo. , May 10. [ Correspond
ence of Tun lii ) : : . ] The recent , snow fall
hero has been of great benefit to stockmen ,
ns the ground was becoming very dry and
tlio prospects for n good grass crop were
poor. This country has undergone u very
material change in tlio lust few years. Not
long ago It was generally understood that
the country west of tlio Missouri river wus a
great big desert. That such impressions
wi-ro wide of tlio truth , is attested by the
fact that at Intervals nro towns and cities
which would wull grace older states. I'cr-
baps among these towns along tlio line of
thu Union I'aclllc railway , Luramlo City Is
the most beautiful und thrifty. Laramlo
will furnish more glass during the next ton
yours than any other city in America. There
arc no glass works in tlio United Status that
are situated in the midst of all glass-making
material as these of Lur.imlo are. What is
badly needed to bring about this result is
capital the brains are hero and the mill.
The cattle industry Is getting on u sounder
basis , now that the cattle are owned by more
persons , and , consequently , fewer to thu per
son. The country is fast settling up with a
good class of citizens , who are establishing
permanent liomes. These small ranchmen
own from ten to 200 head of cattle each , and
with the care usually bestowed , arc acquir
ing a competence for rainy days , Thu largo
herd ! ) arc gradually , but surely , being
crowded out , to the benellt of tlio country.
Of very recent years the luct bus been
demonstrated that with a reasonable amount
of care and dllllgcncc , good crops of the
more hardy varieties of vcgeiables nnd
cereals can be raised witli prollt In this part ,
while further north all fruits and vegetables
raised in thu middle suites are successfully
grown. A correspondent at Douglas , Wyo. ,
writes that pumpldns as large us the fore
wheel ot a wagon arc ot rather common oc-
curence , while oven larger ones still are
often suen growing. Tlio day is fust coming
when u considerable farming will bo done in
this altitude , ( about seven thousand feel
above sea level. )
llrcwcr Vout'ti Denial.
Losuox , May 19. [ Now York IK'ruld
Cable Special to TUB Uuii.l Voigt , tlio
Detroit brewer , now in London , says there is
no truth In the story that the Volgt brewery
bus entered any ( tool.
Tliu Wrjitlior Indications.
Nebraska , Iowa and Dakota : Light local
showers , northerly winds becoming variable
slight changes lu temperature except iu Nc
hrucUn ami Dakota , ullKhUy warmer.
It Will Toke Plnco Some Tlmo This
The Contest Narrowed Down to As-
slstnnt Ad. ) in ant , General * Kol-
ton nml Whlpplc Mrs. Jlar-
rlnoii'H Mall.
GUI FouitTKr.XTit STIIBHT : , , V
WASHINGTON , D. O. , May 10. j
General Drum , adjutant-general of the
nrmy , retires this WCOK. Tlio copipctitlon
for his place has boon very lively since lost
winter , mid the friends of the candidates
mvo been pressing the claims of their favor
ites with great vigor. The contest has now
narrowed down to Assistant Adjutant-Gen-
orals A. C. Kelton and W. D. Whlpplo. Hy
common consent it was supposed that the
ofllco would naturally go to General Kolton ,
jut within the last few days the chances of
3 < Miorul Whipplo's securing the place have
jccn very much Improved. All the influence
of any nature whatever that can bo brought
to bear upon President Harrison and Secre-
, ary Proctor will bo utilized during the next
few days.
Mrs. Harrison's mall contains every day
appeals from ofllco seekers to USD her influ
ence with her husband in favor of the
writers. Some of the correspondents request
Mrs. Harrison to remind the president that
their applications remain unanswered. They
have heard nothing about thorn and fear the
president has inadvertently neglected to act
upon them. They beg Mrs. Harrison to look
around the ofilcc for the letters or petitions
and put them whcro General Harrison will
bo sure to see them. Some of the letters are
from women. Ono of them recently wrote
that she was n widow , with three "girl
children. " Her husband was killed in the
war , lighting on the southern side. There
was an unconscious pathos in the details of 11
poor widow's struggles to maintain and
oringup , "in the fear of the Lord , " these
three girl children , She wanted a postofflco
paying only JX ( ) a year , and yet "it would
bo a God-send to me. "
Ono man wrote recently eight big letter .
pages to Mrs. Harrison because ho feared
that "three previous epistles of the same
length addressed to your respected husband ,
had failed to meet ills oyo. " The letter
breathed devoted piety , true republi
canism , and the most pronounced prohibition
sentiments , and ended up with a request for
an afllco of some kind that would make lifo a
little easier for a man with only ono leg.
pni.AY IN rtUiixo orricus.
To a gentleman who called upon him in
relation to an oflico yesterday , President
Harrison explained in a measure the reason
for the delay in filling the oillcos against
which so many of the oftlccscokcrs complain.
Tlio substance of General Harrison's re
marks was this :
"It frequently happens that a man is pre
sented as a litting candidate for an oftlco ,
and it is decided that ho shall have the place
which ho asks. Then men learning of the
probabilities will vigorously protest against
the selection. In many instances these men
who are protesting are entitled to considera
tion. anil their protests are given the weight
to which they seem to be entitled. In
stead of hastening the appointment there
fore , I am compelled to look into the objec
tions made and thus cause delay. "
The president is determined , as far as pos
sible , to prevent the appointment of men
whoso character is uot absolutely above re
proach. Ho is perhaps over-cautious lu this
regard , but owing to the many bad appoint
ments which President Cleveland made
through the carelessness of indorsers , Presi
dent Harrison's policy is perhaps absolutely
necessary. Men who como hero with strong
indorsements and who expect immediate at
tention to their claims are naturally cha
grined on account of the delay In reaching
their respective cases , but the president's
explanation , while perhaps not absolutely
satisfactory to the applicants , will certainly
prove eminently so to the people whom these
applicants desire to servo In oiHcial capacity.
There is a probability that the civil service
commission will , this week , consider the
question of whether or not the civil service
rules shall bo extended to the clerical force
of the census bureau. Attorney-General
Miller has decided that under the law the
secretary of the Interior has tlio right to
make appointments in this bureau without ,
requesting u certified list of eligibles from the
commission , but there is n disposition on the
part of the civil sorvieo reformers to demand
that this bureau shall bo placed on npar with
the other departments. It is argued on tlio
other hand that there nro hundreds of excel
lent clerics who have had experience in com
piling the returns from previous censuses ,
who would bo invaluable at the present tlmo
and that their chances for securing places
through the civil service commission would
be exceedingly slim because of the great
number of young men anxious to get into the
federal service who are fresher from college
and more able to answer the questions pro
The delay in the appointment of a now
chief for tlio bureau of engraving and print
ing is likely to provoaroubloaomo to the now
administration. On the 'Jlst orl2dinst. ! bids
will bo opened and awards made for supply
ing the bureau with the paper used in print
ing the legal tender , and unless very prompt
action is taken the democrats now in control
will have an opportunity to reward party
workers. A board designated by tlio secre
tary of the treasury has supervision of this
work. Crane , of Massachusetts , has fur
nished tlio paper for HOIIIO time , and is said
to have given satisfaction.
happened to the vault in which the plates nro
locked over night on last Friday , which not
only caused delay but necessitated the de
struction of n portion of tlio safe. Three
iockb are on the door , and ouch has its at
tendant , The secretary of the treasury , tlio
comptroller of the currency and tto chief of
the hureau each have n representative who
1ms absolute control of ono lock , and every
afternoon when all the plates are carried
Into the vault the locks are operated and the
great door is closed , not to bo opened uiruln
till early thu next morning. On the morning
in question , when the guardians of tlio
treasury arrived ut their posts of duty they
discovered that ono of the IOCKS had been sot
to open in thirty-six instead of twelve hours.
A side of the safe was torn out nml the plato
reached six hours after tlio proper time.
* MiMUMimi'd ntosi'KCTS.
Captain Meredith remains the favorlto at
the wluco house , at least among the force of
clerks. A gentleman , whoso name when
pronounced hounds very much like .Mere
dith , culled at thti executive mansion the
other day with a friend. The latter asked
one of the clerks high in the councils of the
ruler of our nation , who would bo given tlio
bureau of engraving and printing.
"What U the muno of this gentleman 1"
said the clerk , pointing to Mr. Merrill.
When told , ho continued , "thai sounds a
great deal like It. "
The system of pay accounts in the army has
received considerable attention for the past
two months from Paymaster-General Roch
ester , who , with other oflleers of the corps ,
has been considering Hovcrul plans whereby
the duplication of thcso accounts may bo pre
vented. Ono of tlio bust reforms presented
so far la that of having ono pay olllcer , to
whom oBlccrd of the uimy will render their
accounts , and under no circumstances will
they ho allowed to present them to anyone
clso unless transferred. Under the old sys
tem army olllccra presented their ac
counts tn the Jlrst paymaster they
caiiut across. It was not un frequently
the case , and especially with oftlccrs on
leave , to iiiivo their accounts paid more than
once , and no fault attached to the olllcer.
< Jtntin r l m rniuoto frnnt'rr ' r"1" . ivlicpo
the visits of the paymaster were like any
other visits , and money very scarce , the
ofllcors , who were obliged to keep their own
accounts , frequently got ihotn mixed. It Is
to prevent this state of affairs that some now
reform In this direction' will nhortly bo In
augurated. PHHHY S. HEATH.
Dcntli of Colonel Jtnncrt AV. llnyd.
MAUQt'r.TTK , Nob. , May 1C. [ Correspondence -
once of Tun Unit.I Last Monday morning
occurred the sudden death of Colonel Kobcrt
W. Uoyd , or , as Tie was familiarly known ,
"Grandpa ] ) " Uoyd. Colonel Uoyd was born
on the Wth clay of July , 1817 , nt a place called
Strawberry Plains , Carter county , Teun.
At the ago of thirty-live ho embraced re
ligion and became a member of the M. E.
church , soon after being ordained as a min
ister of that church , and for thir
teen years ho filled his regular appointments.
Uut about this time ho took u change of
hcnrt and was Immersed Into the Haptist de
nomination , received nn appointment ns n
preacher , and continued to expound tno
doctrines of that church until his voice
failed him. Ho moved to near Central City
In 187-3. This is the place where the Uoyd
warehouse was located , which wo hear so
many soldiers talk about who were in the
neighborhood of Chattanooga during the
war. When Colonel Hoyd moved on the
plantation ho built n church for the public
use , and his charitable disposition was al
ways recognized. Ho always treated his slaves
In n humane manner , and wns never known
to have any trouolo with thorn. He never ,
would hnvo any overseer or driver on his
place ami when the war opened ho told them
nil that they were free , but they would not
leave him , and a number of them followed
him to Nebraska when ho came hero.
In 1SX ( ) ho was appointed n colonel of a reg
iment , but on account of his family ho re
signed ilnd took charge of the supply depart
ment of the Union army and located near his
home. When Uurnsido was about to lose
his grip on Chattanooga ho , personally got n
couple of dispatch bearers through the rebel
Itnca to him. The dispatches were Imnort-
ant , and had It not bcch for Colonel Uoyd the
bearers would never have reached Humsldo ,
and the aspect of that battle would have
been changed.
For fourteen years ho lived near Central
City on a farm and was highly esteemed by
nil who know him. September 21 , 1SSO , ho
moved to Marquctto and with his son
engaged in the mercantile business.
Although n wealthy man before the war , and
losing everything almost ns a result of it.
he never grumbled , and always remained
loyal and true to the union , and since the
war to the republican party. Ho leaves an
aged wife and nine children. The funeral
services were hold in tlio Christian church ,
Tuesday , conducted by Uor. Knapp , of Au
rora , and his remains lala to rest in the cem
etery connected with the United Urethren
church , according to the rites of the 1. O. O.
P. , of Central City , of which lodge ho was a
charter member.
AVnhoo Indignation nicotine.
WAHOO , Neb. , May 19.Special [ to TUB
BEE. ] Last night , an "Indignation" meet
ing was hold to protest against the action of
the city council tn passing the waterworks
ordinance , a few nights ago. The meeting
was presided over by Mayor Dickinson. The
protest was to the effect that the city council
had not dealt fairly with the waterworks
company , and had not granted as liberal a
franchise ns the company wanted. The or
dinance in question was passed over tlio
mayor's veto by-a vote of 4 to 2 , and ono of
the minority asked to have his vote changed
to the side of thu majority , , making the vote
really stand 5 to . .1.Tho - mayor iiitroduced.n .
set of resolutions In which the council was
denounced for its actiqn , and called uuon'ttT
settle with the waterworks company on the
company's terms or resign. A motion to
adopt the resolution had seven votes for it
and none against , and was declared unani
mously carried , after which the meeting ad
A Sample Nebraska Town.
SPIIAOUG , Nob. , May 19. [ Special to Tnn
Uiic. ] This town is located in the southern
part of Lancaster county on the Crete
branch of the Missouri Pacific railroad.
Although not ono year old it is ono of iho
livlicst towns between ( Jrcto and Talrnngo.
There are already three general stores , ono
hardware store , ono drug store , two lumber
yards and two grain elevators , and n. bank
with a capital of $20OOD will bo started in n
few days. At an auction sale of lots here u
wcclc ago over ? 3 , < 500 worth of property was
sold. A good hotel building lias been put
up , but is yet waiting for a landlord. A
physician could step into a good practice by
locating here. Crystal lake , about ono
mile in circumference , is but a few rods
from the town , and affords amusement in
boating , fishing and swimming.
Tlio Crete Water Works.
CnuTn , Nob. , May 10. [ Special to THE
UUE. ] The Crete Improvement company
has taken the contract from the city to build
a $ i' > 0,000 system of water works , and has
engaged Mr. ICent , of Woodsockot , U. I. , to
do the work , which is to bo ilnislloj by the
1st day .of September. Mr. ICent is now in
the cast buying machinery , piping and other
material. A storage reservoir will bo built
on Cottage Hill ITU foot 4 inches above the
level of Main street , which will furnish
pressure enough to throw water over any
building In the city.
Dr. Kclloy'H Case Transferred.
MADISON , Neb. , May 10. [ Suecial to Tun
Ucn. ] Upon n allowing inado by thn counsel
for the defense , in the case of the state vs
Dr. E. A. Kelley and Dr. D. W. Hnsson , a
motion asking for a change of venue was
granted by Judge Powers. The case properly
belongs In one of the adjoining counties , when
taken from hero , and there was no objection
by the state to such n change. The court
sent it to Wayne county , roga'rdless of the
state's objections and without any sliowinir.
Much dissatisfaction is expressed hero , an
It will incur additional expense upon tlio tax
payers of this county.
Crops In Cuniini ; County.
HEKMEII , Nob. , May ,10. [ Special to THE
linn , | Thoraiim of tlio last few days have
imulo small grain boom. Corn , so far , is
doing wall. The early planting is looking
exceptionally fine. From the present out
look , there will bo nn abundance of fruit tins
year , as all the orchards in this vicinity look
very promising. A largo amount of new
land is being broken in tills locality. Ono
man atnno is having ovorono thousand acres
of breaking done.
A Cutlery Company Co mint ; .
CIIP.TE , Nob. , May lit.Special [ to Tin :
HKE.I About tliroo weeks ago the Cox-
Garaiett Table Cutlery ojiupany , of Hoston ,
made a proposition to remove their works to
this ety ! If tlio citUcns'of Crete would subscribe -
scribe stock to the amount of $ 5,000. Within
tnreo days the necessary amount was signed
by nearly 1 to citizens , and tha removal of
this comuany from Boston is an assured
fact. .
'Ihn HO H Amateur Hill I'lnye.-vi.
GIIUKLBV Nob. , May 10. [ Special
Telegram to TUB HKI : . ] Tlio Hurlington &
Missouri team played the Untytons here , to
day , and defeated them with u scorn 23 to 0.
Thn Burlington & Missouri boys claim that
their catcher , Elmer Smith , is the best
amateur in the Htulc , though Wei b inn , of
Ohio , pitches a good bull. The Burlington &
MlHsouris challuago any amateur Ham in thu
state to play on uay grounds.
1H , .N'inl ) uva to
CJIEIOUTON , Web ; , May 10. [ Snsulal Tele
gram to Tuu UCK.J Croishton defeated
Nlnbrant In a hotly contested fame here , to
day , by a score of 18 to 111. Hattenos. liruce
and Lucas , Towlu and Smith. Umpire ,
Judge Cooley , of Niobram. Tha feature of
Tbo Mou nncl IBSUOS lu the Lnst nud
Next Elootlona.
Forecasts or the Fllllni ; or Political
Positions A MIx-Up In the lllnok
IllllH District The V\\lno
Trust niul Crops.
Politics in the lilnck Hills.
LKAH CITV , May 18. [ Special to Tun
llijR.J The late election passed off very
quietly in the Hills ; but , nevertheless a con
siderable vote was cast. Voting was quite
spirited in the First and Third districts ,
whcro there were two candldatns entered in
the Hold by each political party. Quito ix stir-
[ irlso was caused In the First district by the
defeat of S. M. Hooth , n very popular demo
crat. Tlio successful candidate of the
minority party in that district was Chauncey
L. Wood , a lawyer of Uapld City. In the
Third district , generally considered repub
lican before election , tlio democrats suc
ceeded In electing two delegates and in de
feating J. L. Dcnnlssy. ono of the most
prominent republicans of the district. The
.lelogatos elected mo John Scollard and
Thomas Thompson. In the Second district
the contest WOK greatly sluiplitlcd by the fact there were only three candidates in the
Hold , nil of whom It was necessary to elect.
This stnto of affairs did not exist until within
n few days of tlio election. Two democratic
candidates were in the Hold up to that
time , and it was believed by the
most active members of that party
that both would ba elected. The democrats
based their hopes of success on the favorable
attitude of the labor organizations toward
the party's candidates. Uut the hopes of the
democracy were blasted tlio day before the
election took place by the resignation of A.
J. Corum , the candidate so popular In the
labor circles. The cause of ills withdrawal
from tlio Held was prosumbly the determina
tion of his collogue , .ludgo C. M. Thomas ,
uot to run. Tlio hitter's friends , among
whom are a largo number of the leaders of
the party , were determined to secure his
election if possible , and upon their request
Mr. Corum graciously resigned. Thus the
number'of candidate in the Held was the
same as the delegates to bo elected. Consid
ering this unusual condition of affairs , the
vote was much larger than was expected.
Carson , O'Hrlon and Thomas ( democrat ) are ,
of course , elected , while the majority for the
Sioux Falls constitution is about 2OUO in tills
country and about 2,500 in tlio entire Hills.
Thcso Times lu South Dakota.
Hunox , S. D. , May 10. | Special to THE
UEE.J There now. Wo are u state all
but . There was no enemy to light at Tues
day's election. Ucally , tnero was nothing
nt stake. No issue was up for decision.
Every organization in tlio state , including
the whisky dealers , indorsed tlio constitu
tion , and this document was approved by a
vote ot about 15 to 1. There was no special
contest for delegates , excepting in three dis
tricts. In two of these the republicans
shrewdly divided the voting precincts so
that all three of their nominees would got
enough votes to defeat the democratic candi
dates , and the fjchenio worked successfully.
In n third the Sioux Falls district two dis-
gruutlod democrats put up a midnight
Bcliouie to defeat tlio two republican nomi
nees. This pamo defeated ono republican
and the regular democratic nominee. The
bolters meant to down E. W. Caldwell , who
was running ; but they didn't ' do it , much to
their great disgust. The convention will
stand , republicans , 51 ; democrats , 2-1.
Hardly half of a full vote was polled. It
will not exceed 40,000. Hut this is attributa
ble to the lack of opposition and to the fact
that n very heavy rain foil during a largo
portion of the day. When it comes to the
vote of October 1 , whcro minority repro-
Rcntation , prohibition , capital location , mem
bers of congress , u full state ticket , includ
ing a legislature , which will elect two
United States senators , nro to bo passed
upon , South Dakota will poll a round 100,000
votes. We won't be two-thirds of u citizen
at that time , as wo were Tuesday ; but each
man can veto for all there is up , without
leaving u part of tlio ticket for some other
fellow to vote for as wo did May 1-1 , by 13.
Springer's cunninir.
You in the United States call this an "off"
year for elections. In this state it will bo
the "onnest" year for elections South Da
kota ever had.
All the crops are coming along very finely.
Eastern Dakota has had another series of
heavy rains this week , besides three days of
sunshine. This makes all satisfactory with tlio
grangers , and their hopes are rising for
largo rewards for their labor. For the
wlieat crop , the weather of the past four
weeks has been perfect.
Speaking of tiio grangers , they have an
offer of all the binding twlno they want nt 5
cents a pound lower than the "trust" was
willing to sell for. The alliances are sum
moned by the president to hold secret meet
ings next Wednesday and vote on a twine
proposition that will then bo laid before
them. And this will take some more rocks
out of the way of our granger brethren.
By tlio law authorizing the erection of a
soldiers' homo at Hot Springs , the appoint
ment of its live building commissioners was
not to bo made until this month. Governor
Mcllclto has just named three of the num
ber T. A. Uoncs , of Webster ; J. J. Kleiner ,
of Pierre , and S. F. Hammond , of Ashton.
The llrst is nn attorney , the second an ex-
congressman from Indiana , and n democrat ,
and the latter past department commander
of the G. A. K. both in Wisconsin and in
Dakota. His their duty to proceed at once
with tlio preliminary arrangements for con
st ructing the homo , and they are men who
will do their duty.
Those pilgrims of the Oklahoma overflow ,
who are watchinir and waiting over tlio bor
der of the Sioux reservation for n chunce to
"go tn , " will act very wisely if they stay out.
For the Inhabitants nro Indians tind they are
very jealous of their presence. Only two
weeks ago u surveying party crossed tlio
reservation Irom Fox Kidgo , under the escort
of government troops , and ut ono point it
kepi the troons very active to save the skins
and scalps of the meters and bounders. In
dians say , "White man mighty uncertain. "
Tlio white can truthfully reply , "You'ro an
other. "
The famous Ordway Johnson was a candi
date for the constitutional convention In
Brown county , and run well ; but the country
precincts defeated him. It was ho who led
Springer to believe that all of Dakota was in
favor of ono state : ho was also the originator
of the Aberdeen onu-stuio convention of a
year ago the sumo that delayi-d division for
twelve months. So the two-staters rejoice ut
Ordway's defeat.
Now that the election U over , the politi
cians are "sawing wood" for the next one ,
Mathews , Gifford , Gamble and Jumper nro
not averse to going to congress , although
only two can bo chosen. The republican
ticket for Ktato olllccs will be largely com
posed of these who were elected In I&b5 ,
when wo adopted Iho Sioux Fulls con
stitution , thus : Governor , A. C , Mel-
let to ; lieutenant governor , A. E , Frank ;
secretary of state , II. S. Murphy ; auditor ,
Fr.iinc Alexander ; treasurer , D. W. Digga ;
Budges , A. G , ICellaui , U. Coreou , .lolui H ,
Bennett. At K'usl live of the above will bo
nominated this summer end olCi-Uid October
1. There is no chungo apparent in the pub
lic opinion for United States senators , The
bu Messrs. I'ettl-
chuicu of to-day would for -
irow ; and Moody , thu two foremost men In
the state. Of courao tlio election is uiuht
months distant , and no political horoscope
can be made of what thu legislature will
then do. But it will take more than n
Charles Mix volcano to sidetrack tlio above
namrd from thu place tho/ now hold lu pub
lic confidence and choice.
The locution of the capital is not the least
important matter to bo settled ut thu Octo-
bor of the aspirants Huron , Hedllcld. Wnt-
ortown , Chamberlain , Sioux Falls , Mitchell
and Pierre. Each has a literary bureau and
n map bureau , the letter bolng their draw
ing card , for their maps show each of them '
to bo n trlllo nearer the hub of the universe'
than Boston , and their surroundings Indicate
that they nro In a veritable Garden of Eden ,
mid they e.tcli avow that If it is rejected by
the voters , the state will go to the everlast
ingly bow-wows.
Seventy Miles In Two Hnur .B
DF.S MOINES , la. , May Ut. ( Special to
TUB HuiM Superintendent Given , of the
Hock Island ro.ul , at vhls place , Is making
some interesting experiments with carrier
pigeons , with a vlovv to uslr.i ; them as sup
plemental to the telegraph service. One day
lust week ho shipped by express thirty-four
carrier pigeons to Urooklyn station , seventy
miles cast of here , on the Kock Island. After
being kept awhile , tlio birds were freed from
their box at 7 o'clock In tha morning. They
ntoncoroso over the town ami for about
seven minutes seemed disposed to explore
Hrooklyn and got their bearings perfectly.
Then they shot away west and took a beeline
line for Dos Mollies , reaching the superin
tendent's barn a little before 0 o'clock , having
made the seventy inilei In lew than two
liours. All of the birds arrived homo In good
condition save three Unit had dropped by the
wayside. Superintendent Given Is experi
menting with tlio pigeons with n vlow to es
tablishing a sorvieo all along the line of the
road. It frequently happens that during
great wind storms the wires , If not down , are
useless , nml the railroad is sadly embarrassed
for want of communication. If he can or-
nizo a carrier service at each station , ho
thinks ho will bo nblo to face tiny Interrup
tion of telegraphic service with composure.
The birds that made thu trip from Brooklyn
were young ones , with little experience In
tlio business , having miulo no long trips bo
foro. Their return from n seventy mile sta
tion in less tlmu two hours is considered
pilto remarkable under tlio circumstances ,
nnil will encourage Mr. Given to continue his
Imvn'H Inillnns.
DES MOIXES , in. , May 19. [ Special to
Tun HEII.I While so much Is being
said about the Cherokuo Strip anil
tlio Sioux reservation , and other Indian
lands , there are a good many Inquiries of the
governor as to the foiv Indians yet in IOVM ,
and the lands they hold. The Indian ques
tion , so far aa ho is concerned , seems to have
talten a fresh boom. The only Indians in
Iowa are located near Tame , City , in Tanm
county. They arc n remnant of the old Sacs
and Foxes , who formerly ocouuied n largo
part of this state. At present their lands
embrace a very small tract only about 1,300
acres. In 1S'17 , and the years immodlntely
following , the Indians in Iowa made a treaty
with thu government and sold their lands ,
and very generally moved to Kansas and Ne
braska. Uut shortly before the war , some
01 them began to pine for the old home and
wanted to get back to Iowa. So they bought
the land now occupied by them in Tamil
county , and a few hundred ot thoni moved
back. Tlio titles to their lands are madu out
in the name of the governor , who thus acts
as a kind of perpetual guardian of their in
terests. They have been doing u little farm
ing in n very primitive way. but they don't
take kindly to the encroachments of civiliza
tion. They care but little for the schools
which nro provided for them , and as u whole
are shiftless and improvident. The wliolo
number of Indians in Tuma county is nyxv
about 3GO , and the tribe is slowly passing
away. The government gives them nn
annuity of about $ i-OiJ , , and tlioy usually
make a visit to the governor once n year to nsk
him to have the amount increased. The inoro
annuity they can pet , the less they will work.
Thu little band of lowu Indians are not very
suggestive of the noble red man of history.
Iowa It'jcordcr.-i Orjitniziiii .
DES ) MOIXES , In. , May 10. [ Special to Tuu
HEE.l And now It is the county recorders
wno want u state organization to improve
their prospects. An effort is being made to
ujork up a state convention of recorders and
thus keep up with the shcrilTrt and
county auditors , who have state organiza
tions and annual meeting : ; . Aside from the
social benefits which would result from such
an organization , the recorders have several
different ends which they hope to reach in
this way. They think that ofllcml bonds
should bo recorded by the recorder instead
of by the auditor , us at urcscnt. They think
that fees should be paid for several little
services that they now perform gratuitously ,
and that tlio fee laws should bo revised and
mudo more exiilicit , so that they can bo more
certain of their compensation. Then they
want the recorder to huvu a seal and some of
the authority that notaries public have.
There are a number of these reforms and
improvements , so far as they nro concerned ,
that they think could bu secured by united
action. The recorder of Chleltusaw county
is leading oft' in the work , and is stirring up
the other recorders to join in n state con
vention , and then make a state organisation.
Not a Gala Day.
DKS MoixBS ) , l.i. , May 10. iSpocial to Tin :
UEE. ] Commander Smith , of tlio Grand
Army department of Iowa , Is endeavoring to
have Memorial day this year , kept as
sacredly ns possible. Ho discourages tlio
practice of making it n gala day , or general
holiday , for amusement purposes , and thinks
that the idea of reverent honor for the dead ,
should bo with all its solemnity , thu
uppermost idea on that day. In his general
order on this subject to the Grand Army posts
of tliis state , ho notes the disposition Unit
has prevailed heretofore to regard Memorial
day us u gala day , with games and other
amusements and schemes for money making.
Uu believes that this is thu result of thought
lessness , rather than nn intentional neglect
of what is rightfully duo to tlio occasion. So
lie requests tlio posts to lake tlio load in ar
ranging lor public exercises and to Invite all
citizens to suspend business from 10 u. in.
till 5 p. in. , and join in paying reverent
tribute to the dead.
Alllsnn'H Humored Kninji'mcMit.
DEB MOI.NT.S , In. , May 10 , ( Spucial to THIS
UEE. ] A good deal of interest is btilng taken
by Senator Allison's Iowa constituents in
the rupurt from Washington that ho is to be
married to u young lady of that city. Thu
senator lost his wife , u very charming
woman , six years ago this summer , just as
ho was going Into tlio campaign for ro-olecj
tion to thu senate , Tlmt allliction took hiai
out of the cumpuign , and It wus for that rea
son General lliirrlton , tlien a brother senator ,
came to Iowa to help Allison , in Ills liino of
deep distress. That act of kindness tiki
much to btrcngthun the friendship between
the two men , and to make Iowa so friendly
to Harrison that it went to him in the con
vention lust June , after it saw no clmnco for
Allison. Inquiry at Diiuuijuo , among Sena
tor Allison's friends , llnda no conllrinatlon
of the rumor , though it may bo truu , never
theless , i-'cnutor Allison has been frequently
mentioned of late in connection with various
proposed ullUncL-s.
Thn SUIIHIMI ol'x'orivnntlniiH. .
Due MOINHS , lu. , May 10. [ Special to TUB
Hii.l : : The state convention soiibon is in full
blast , and the medical conventions , aim
dentists' convention , and several church
conventions will shortly bu followed by tha
druguists' convention. The tenth annual
meeting of thu Iowa State Pharmaceutical
association will no hold In Dubuquu , Juno 5 ,
I ) and 7. It is expected that a ( u > od dual of
business of interest to drugglns will bu
before the ronveiition , Tito question of
druirKiat's permits to null liquor will bu onu
of the main'topics , os much dissatisfaction
over the present law prevails among the
druggists pf the state. A reduced rate of
one and one-third fare for iho round trip lias
been Bccurc'l on all the leading roads of the
Negro Nooly Murdered By tlio For j
oat City Mob.
Cltl/.ona Fearful of n Hnuo AVar , nnil
tlio K.\oltoniRiit Intense Gov
ernor Kimlo On the
tii an Hlcctlnn ,
LITTI.K KOCK , Ark. , May 10. Advices from
Forest City stnto that Nooly , the negro
whoso quarrel resulted in yesterdays riot In
which three men were killed , wns killed by
n mob early this mornlntr. Neoly and his
father and brother teen rutuge In the Advo
cate building. Efforts were iundo to got nt
him , but they proved unsuccessful , as the
negroes were well barricaded. Tills morning
the acting sheriff persuaded old man Ncoly
and his other son to como out , promising them
safe conduct to the jail and a fair trial.
Ncoly did not appear , Thu slierllT's ' posse
was not more than one hundred yards distant
with tlio two prisoners when a number
of other members of the posse raided the
Advocate building. Neoly was discovered
secreted under the lloor , and was riddled
with bullets. This last killing created a
great dual of oxcltomunt , and the pcoplo
wuro afraid of a raid on the town by the ne
groes. The acting sheriff wired Governor
Eagle , nnd asked that the militia bo ordered
there. Governor Eagle thought ho could bo
bolter able to Judge of what was needed by
being on the ground , so lie took the first
train to Forest City , and U now thuro uiid ,
will remain there until quiet Is restored.
The cause of nil the trouble was the deter
mined nttomut of the negroes to elect
two of their race to memberships
in the school board In place of two whlto
candidates. The white people claimed the
negroes already had suftlclent representation ,
and charged that they were trying to obtain
control of the board in ordnr to manage the
school to suit themselves. Neely was a
prominent republican. Ho was a member ot
the state central committee and of the execu
tive committee , and had secured the recoup
mondation ol that body for an appointment
us register of the hind onico horo. It ban
been learned that thu bullet wlilcli killed
Sheriff Wilson was not fired by Neely , nn
llrst supposed , but was onu of tlio shots ilrod
wildly by Marshal Folbro , as ho was falling
after being fatally wounded by Tom Parhnui.
Several Ktonmer * Collide Two Pilot
ItnntH Cm Down.
NEW Yonic , May 10. A number of nccl
dents to shipping , caused by the thick foif
yesterday , wore reported to-day. Two pilots
were lost by the cutting down of pilot boat
No. 5 , Charlotte Webb , by the French
steamer LaNormandlo , bound out. Thuro
were eleven pilots on the boat. Tlio men
saved were put on board the Etruria and
landed at Staten Island , tills morning. The
men lost were the boat-keeper and the oldest
pilot on board.
Last night , during tlio fog , the steamer
City of Atlanta , Irom Havana , ran into the
schooner Mary Davis , anchored oft the nar
rows , outward bound. Shu struck the
schooner on her starboard bow and cut clear
through to her foremast. At'O o'clock , lust
uiclit. the steamer Cownl , bound out , was
run into by. the steamer Guyundottu , who
cut about lifteon feet into the starboard
quarter of the Cownt. Thu Giiynndotte's
bow'was out seven or eight fcot lu width , .to
within a foot of tlio water's edge. The
Cowul's steering gear was destroyed by the
collision. Both steamers put , back for re
pairs , this morning.
Tlio AiiKiiHtn Victoria MakcB ttio
KdHtCNt Klrst Trip.
Niw : Yomc , May 10. The now twin screw
steamer of the Hamburg packet line , Augusta
Victoria , has just completed thu fastest llrst ,
trip over made across tlio Atlantic by nuy
steamer. Tlio now racer made the voyage
from Hamburg to Now York , a distance of
! t,0S ! miles , in eight days and ono hour ,
equal to a run of six days and two hours
from Fiistnet Lhtht to Now York , taking off ;
iho four hours which tlio steamer was de
layed on the 17th and IStli because of heated
journals ; and thu actual time between Fust-
net Light nnd Sandy Hook lightship would
lie live days , twenty-two hours and thirty
minutes , or better than thn greatest voy.igo
of the now ocean greyhound City of Paris.
Heavy Knin nnd Hull Doini ; Damage
to tlio Crop * ,
Tii'i'iK , O. . May 10. A disastrous storm
passed over tlio southwestern part of the
county last night At Berwick many houses
and barns were unroofed nnd many miles of
fence blown down. Near Hascomb a largo
number of buildings wuro damaged. The
rain fell in torrents , accompanied by hull ,
and tlio crops were injured considerably.
On. CITV , Pa. , May 10. A heavy rain
storm , accompanied by thunder nnd light
ning , passed over this place this afternoon.
The oil well on thu Hancock farm , near Nor
way , witli a tank full of oil , ignited and was
totally destroyed. At Housoville the Metho
dist church was struck by lightning and
burned to tlio ground.
A I'nHsoiujcr Train TolcHBOjieil
Twniit v-onn Inlnroil ,
BIIIIVIIII : : , Out. , May 10. A passenger
train on the Modou brunch of the Grand
Trunic railway was run into , yesterday after
noon , just after leaving Corbyvlllo , by ntim
her train going at blub spued. The rear
coach was telescoped , ami of 11 fly-three pus-
hungers In it twenty-one ware injured , Of
these , perhaps three will die. Twelve others
had bones broken and the remainder were
severely cut und bruised ,
HieiiniHliip Arrivals.
At Havre La Gascoiifiie , from Now York.
At Now York The Etruria , from Liver
pool ; the Richmond Hill , from London : La
Champagne , from Havre ; the Chester , from
Rotterdam ; the Augusta Victoria , from
Hamburg ; the Marsala , from Hamburg : tlio
Kuoviu , from Hamburg : the Canada , from
London ; thu City of Chicago , from Liver
pool ,
All incoming steamers report dense fogs
outside. _
Tlio Cliin-nii-UaH nnd Cronln.
NEW YOIIK , May 10. Tlio national execu
tive council of thu Ciun-na-Guol , which baa
been in session for several days , adopted a
resolution in which it slnccroly trusts that
tha reported murder of Dr. C'ronln may turn
out to bo unfounded , hut If , unfortunately ,
it proves to bu truu , urucs thu members to
do ail in their pdwiir to bring tlio murderer
to justice ,
An ICiirlliiinl ; < ! Sliotil : .
SAN FIUNCIBCO , May 10. Telegraph re
ports from Middle California report nu
earthquake about ! Jir : > this morning , At
Bomo points , especially in the San Joiiquln
valley , the shocks worn quite severe. In a
few cubfs thu topn of chimneys were thrown
down. Thu Miouk wat > bulllclently heavy lu
thin city to u'.vakcn nearly all slumbcrem.
Tlio Mayhrloli 1'olnonlnj : Cu c ; ,
Livr.iti'ooi. , May 10 Mrs. Mnybrlch , who
wan arrested yesterday on tno charge of
pohouing her husband , has been lodged In
, ail. Arsenic 'ias ' been found In the bcuf
which aim prepared for her husband , und
m thn nnio-coom.