Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 24, 1889, Image 1

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Joseph Plummor. the Victim of a
Midnight Assassin.
A Crasjr Man Attempts to Tnko
Charge of a Bllssourl Pacific
Freight Train Jail Uroalc
at Falls City.
A Mltlrilcht Murder.
GAMnmnon , Nob. , Juno 23. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE. ] Ond of the foulest mur
ders that has ever disgraced southwestern
Nebraska occurred last night , between 13
nnd 1 o'clock. Joseph H. Plummor , the vic
tim , a highly respected farmer and stock
raiser , who lives with his widoxvcd mother
tbout eight miles southeast of this place ,
ivhllo returning from an alliance meeting m
Iho neighborhood , was waylaid while going
through n canyon by some person who was
iccrolcd by the wayside , nnd shot with a
) hotpxm at short range , the full charge tak
ing effect hi his head aud body. I. N. Hewitt
incl Herman Albrleht , who came with him
part of the way , heard the shot , but thought It
rvns Plummor shooting at coyotes. Nothing
n-as known of the murder until thin morning ,
rvhcn his mother saw his horse , and , think
ing It strange at not seeing her son around ,
rave the alarm , when a search was Institu
ted nnd his body found by the roadside.
The coroner hold an inquest this afternoon ,
but no clue to the murderer was found. It
has oroatcd great excitement , nnd hundreds
5f pe'oplo have visited the place to-day. The
murdered man has a sister In Nomaha connty ,
who is the \Vifo of the county treasurer.
LATiiit A man named Jones aud the vic
tim's brother have buo'n arrested.
Crete's Coming Chaiitanqiia.
CIICTE , Nob. , Juno 2 ! . [ Special lo THE
BEE. " ! Only n few days remain until the
opening of our summer school the Crete
Chnutauqua nsscmbly. Never was n purer
air or a fairer summer sky than have
cheered tbo assembly workers this week' .
The work Is going forward with dispatch.
Tents are being put up by scores and tlio
atmosphere Is becoming imbued with assem
bly enthusiasm. Orders for tents are com
ing by every mall. Besides the 300
tents in possession of the assembly ,
150 more have been ordered from
Chicago , and fifty irom the B. & M.
railroad company , and provision has been
mndo for more if needed. No department Is
attracting moro attention this year than that
of music. Dr. Palmer will be exceedingly
gratified by tha proportions of this rfsscm-
my's chorus. Mr. Foss received n letter the
Other day from nn old soldier , inquiring if it
was an nctunl fact that Hon. James Tanner ,
commissioner of pensions , Is to bo hero on
the Fourth. Your correspondent saw n letter
from Mr. Tanner , In which he states that ho
positively will bo hero tbo 3d of July , to re
main until the 5th. The afternoon of the
Fourth the address will bo given by ex-
Governor Cumback , of Indiana.
i Koya Pnliii Rustlers. ,
KEY A PAUA , Nob. , Juno 23. [ Special to
w THE BKE.J Babcock , the "rustler of ICoya
L * Palm , " after his escape the second tlmo from
[ I the vigilantes , wont to Bassott and ran a
In hotel. The vigilantes warned the pcoplo of
Bassott not to harbor him , or the town
would suffer. Ho was ordered to leave , and
did so , but returned Juno 10. Two sheriffs ,
with warrants for his arrest on charge of
' stealing , were after him on the llth , but ho
41 got wind of it nnd lied to the sand hills and
has uot been captured. Maupin , the man
who was connected with the cattle trans
actions , is at Bassett also. Gannon , another
of iho men held up by the vigilantes , came
to Bassett on the train from the west on
Juno 12. Several others who have ( led from
Koya Puna are there.
. . , The people of Bassott are worked up over
their presence , ns they fear n raid ot the vig-
* ilnntcs , and tcol Unit it would injure their
t town. It is probable that the whole lot will
bo invited to seek another stopping placo.
The actions of the vigilantes hero has not
v , chocked the stealing business , and the rc-
. lease of so many of the rustlers after their
' capture has not inspired fear in them nor
tij confidence In the people at largo as to the
' efficacy of such moans.
The Carson flltirder Trial.
BEATIIICE , Nob. , Juno 23.- [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE.I Testimony m the Car-
son-Wost murder case closed last evening.
Carson testified in his own behalf and oc
cupied the greater portion * of tbo day. He
admits that ho fired two shots , neither with
ntont to hit West. Ho assorts that ho was
the manager of the ball , and determined to
maintain order. West seemed determined
to raise a disturbance. The defendant asked
him repeatonly to keep quiet. West called
him vile names and began pulling off his
f coat. Ho had n knife In his hand. The defendant -
fondant drew a gun and fired into the floor
the first tlrao. and the second time fired out
i over the transom to scare West , who was
, ' then running. Defendant did not go out
f dofirs , but came back , counted the money
l | proceeds of tbo ball , wont homo , und was
X petting ready to go to bed when arrested.
v 1'ho court adjourned at 5 until U on Monday ,
when arguments will bo made to the jury.
' . _ _ _ _ _
\l \ Wanted to linn the Train.
' 'i ' SnuNOFiEf.n.Neb. , Juno23.-rSpecIal [ Telo-
'i gram to THE BKB. ] A Missouri Paclllo
* freight train , north-bound , was flagged aud
' stopped on the PlaUo river bridge this morn-
, jng by nn Insnno mou , who climbed into Iho
) ! , cab , und , taking the engineer by the throat ,
ordered him to run his train back to Louis
ville. Seeing the man was Insane , the engi
neer knocked him down , where the fireman
and brakcmuu held him until the train ur-
rivcd here , when ho was turned over to the
marshal und locked up. Ho Is a Gorman ,
forty years old , and gave , the numo of John
Imhoff. Ho , has boon working In Itolnud's
1'J stone quarries at Louisville , Nob. , where ho
hi was taken this evening by Cass county offl-
| { cluls. .
| > Excitement Over a Lion.
I ] CHAY Bnnsqs , Neb , , Juno 23. [ Spoolni to
It TUB Bir..J : Quito an exoltotnont was cro-
II ntod hero , last nfght just about dark , when
It jt was discovered that the largo mountain
ft lion that has been kept In n cagoln the roar
I- of Mlko Haley's saloon had escaped from
II his" cage. The bravo men of that place soon
It corralled the lion in a stable , near by. After
I Considerable tlmo they succeeded in' throw-
h Ing two ropes with slipnoosos thereon ever
I bis hood. These ropes were pulled In differ-
I wit directions , requiring the united strength
[ * of some half dozen man to hold the Infim-
if , ated boast , and ho would not give up ( ho
{ ' struggle until ha wns strangled to death.
J' ' Many persons thcro will breath eusicr now ,
I as they have always'predicted the lion's
I escape , with dread of the result.
I Jnil Delivery at Fall * City.
t FALLS CITV , Neb. , Juno 23 , [ Special Telegram -
[ gram to TUB BEE. ] The prisoners in the
county jail escaped this afternoon about 4:30 :
o'clock. They succeeded iu breaking the
lock , and all four got free. Only two , bow-
ever , took advantage of their liberty to cs-
cnpo. They were George Stewart , in for
forgery , convicted at this term of court , nnd
Boll McGllvare , infrom Humboldt county ,
for n crlmo uguiust nature. The sheriff Is
hot after them. This makes the third do *
livery from tills Jail la tha lust year , The
horlft comes In for n liberal share of censure
n the mutter , whether Justly bestowed or
An Emhnzzlor UrniiRht Buck.
Cr.xinAi. CITY , Nob. , Juno 23. ( Special to
TnnBuE. | Thii week Otto Foster , deputy
county treasurer under Colonel Websterwas
brought back from California on a charge of
cmbozzlamont while acting In the above ca
pacity. Ho had been In Jail flvo days up to
rcstenlay , when ho plead not gulltv and hla
Mini was fixed at $4,000. It is doubtful if
10 can secure sureties ,
The criminal case ngatnst Colonel W. II.
Webster for ombozzloincmont while county
treasurer from 1SSI to 1888 , was continued ,
as was the cases against his bondsman. The
colonel's ' bond was raised from $2,5CO to
y,000 ) , and ho hud no dlfllculty in secur
ing it.
Found Dead Ho.sldo the Trnck.
CoLUMiiua , Nob. , Juno 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bnc.l The body of a dead
man was found near the Union Paclllo rail-
waV track , two miles west , this afternoon ,
n a terribly mangled condition. Everything
ndlcatcs that ho was struck by a passing
train. The bodv is now nt the undertaker's
awaiting Identification. Ho appears to bo of
middle ngo.Tioavy built , and of Polish de
scent. Twenty dollars was found on his pur-
Snloon Men Get n Sot-li.ick.
CnNTiui , CiTr , Nob. , Juno 23. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] Judge Marshall has given the
saloon business its second black oyo. The
city council recently voted to grant P. B.
Murphy & Son , of Omaha , a license. An
appeal to the district court was sustained on
the ground that the "Son , " John A.Murphy ,
was not a resident of Central City. Another
year of dryneas bids fair to bo added to the
eight Just piist.
Uoup City Will Celebrate.
Loup CITY , Neb , , Juno 23. jSpecinl
to Tun Bnn. ] Loup City will celebrate -
brato the Fourth in a manner creditable to
the enterprising county seat. Over $600 has
already been raised for the occasion. Among
the many prizes offered is an elegant red
plush sofa for the coupln who will bo mar
ried in the grand stand at 5 p. m. , and two
contestants are already In the field.
Grpeloy County Grain Aorcnjjc * .
SCOTIA , Nob. , June 22. [ Special to Tun
BEE. ] Some of the assessors failed to re
port the acreage of wheat , corn and oats
sold. The nggreento amount for 18S9 , as 01-
timatcd , is as follows : Wheat , 4,530 ; corn ,
19'JCS ; oats , 4.070 ; barley , 100. In 18SS"it was
as follows : Wheat , 3,800 ; corn , 12,000 ; oats ,
3.300 ; barley , 40'being ; a gain of about 30 to
35 per cent.
Morrick Comity's Crops GooJ.
CRNTRU , Crrr , Nob. , Juno 23. [ Special to
Tim Bnn. ] Only three of the eleven asses
sors of Morrick county returned any figures
on crops. These indicate a falling off in the
wheat acreage and an increase in corn. The
weather in this vicinity has been favorable.
Mrs. Hayes Still Sinking.
FUEMONT , O. , Juno 23. Ex-President
Hayes and family are still anxiously and
prayerfully watching for a ray of hope for
the recovery of Mrs. Hayes. It is now over
forty hours since the attack aud there is no
manifest change for the better in her condi
tion. At noon Burchard Hayes went to the
depot to meet some friends , and ho ex
pressed himself as not hopeful. At 2 o'clock
the doctors said there was DO appreciable
change , and yet , if there was , her condition
was not regarded as favorable as it was
twelve hours ago. Dr. Richards said ho had
known cases where they remained in the
same condition for ten days and then grow
worse and remained jo for a period of ten
days moio and then recovered. Telegrams
of sympathy still continue to pour In Irom all
parts of the United States. At 8 o'clock to
night u member of the family announced
that Mrs. Hayes was u little worse.
CLEVELAND , O. , Juno 23. A special from
Frcmon. , timed 11:30 : p. m. , says the physi
cians hnvojust left the Hayes resilience
and report that Mrs. Hayes seems In a
greater stupor. Her condition Is Regarded
as loss favorable. She has taken no nour
ishmcnt slnco Friday and is gradually
growing weaker.
Bait Lake Items.
SALT LUCE CITY , Juno 23. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEE.J The supreme court has
ordered Marshal Dyer to bring in a report
by Saturday next of the various moneys re
ceived oy him as receiver of the Mormon
church , and to state under oath the exact
condition of affairs as roguida these various
sums. This order has created some com
ment , as on Juno 1 Marshal Dyer , asked the
advice of the court In regard to what disposi
tion should bo made of the funds in his pos
session as receiver.
The street railway sale is going through ,
and the preliminaries having been settled ,
a prominent banking man in this city is
closing up the nogot'ntions so that tliu trans
fer will bo made In a short time. The suc
cessful purchasers are the Jarvis-Conkllng
Trust company , of Kansas City , a concern
rated up in the millions.
Miss Saaio Miller , K. II. Rose , Id. L. Mur
ray , N. Martin , C. Uurbier , and Charles
Jansecr , of Omaha ; Mrs. C. E. Gates , Hal-
soy Gates and Mrs. C. Thompson , of Lin
coln , and Thomas Jones , of Beatrice , nro in
the city.
AIT lira nt Johnstown.
JOHNSTOWN , Juno 23. Colonel Spanglor ,
in charge of the commissary department , to
day presented his weekly report to Adjutant
General Hastings. The reports show 25,000
pcoplo still bolni ; dally fed here by the state ,
a reduc.iou of 8,500 during the week ,
Sp.mgler recommends that the relief money
bo turned ever to the citizens and that the
necessary supplies bo purchased from the
sixteen general stores and three bakeries
now running hero. The report suggests that
ono-thlrd of the present commissaries bo
abolished Wednesday next. The town clerk
of Cambria borough , has Just completed a
list showing that in that place alone 1)25 )
houses hove been entirely swept away. Not
oven a truce of them can bo found.
Two women , a child and a Chinaman were
found to-day.
A Fonrteeii-Uoiuul SIIH.
HUIII.BY , Wls. , Juno 23. [ Special Teto
gram to Tun BBK.J Over one thousand
pcoplo saw a fourtcon-round fight hero nt
midnight , between Joe Sheeloy , champion
heavyweight of Michigan , and Frank Ivellar ,
of Uhmclandor , Wls. The mill was very
oven up to the fifth round , when Sheeloy
lunged forward with his right hand , hitting
Kulliir In the neck and knocking him down .
In the seventh round Slu-eley fouled his op
ponent , but the referee refused to notice It.
Kellur was again knocked down in the
eighth , and In the fourteenth a heavy right
i'andor in the Jaw sent the Khlnelandor man
to grass for good. The mill was for 1400 a
a lido and the gate receipts , which amounted
to 1110.
Unfriendly to tlio Clnii-im-GaoI.
LONDON , Juno 83. A dispatch from Homo
to the Standard saysi "Archbishop Fcohan ,
of Chicago , having made a long report to the
Vatican , through Cardinal Slmeonl , on the
criminal acts of the Clan-na-Gael , the pope
has given instructions that facilities bo
granted the archbishop to take whatever
stops ho may deem opportune to declare the
Clan-nu-Gael ( n opposition to the church , "
The 1'rcHlilotulnl Tarty , ;
OAPK MAY , Juno 23. The presidential
party , consisting of President and Mrs ,
Harrison , Mr. Wanamnkor and Mrs. Har
rison's father , Dr , Koott , attended services
at Beadle Memorial Presbyterian church
this morning.
The Land Offlco Fnlrly Groaning
With Unfinished Work.
How Sparks' " Hoard of Ilovloxv" Do-
Inycti Matters Census Super
intendent Porter Answers
a Critic.
Uuniuu , TUB OMAIIX Bun , )
WABHINCITOX , D. C. , Juno , T23.
General W. Stone , the now assistant , laud
commissioner , who Is now the acting chief ot
the bureau , finds himself confronted with a
pretty state of things. The oftlco Is fairly
groaning from a super-imposed mass of
thousands of entries which should have re
ceived final disposition thrco years ago. This
condition of affairs , na is known , was
brought about by the "fraud" cry policy of
"General" William A. Sparks. Ho organized
n now division , known as the board of ro-
viowwhoso duty It was to ro-oxumino entries
passed upon b ytho several divisions of the
oQlco , before allowing patents to issue for the
same. 4s a conso.iuouco extreme delays
resulted and thousands of poor honest settlers
who have submitted their final proofs have
vainly pleaded for their land "titles ,
now three or four years overdue.
General Stone has already directed
that uo further cases bo referred
to the board of review and that Institution
will , nflor the disposal nf its pending cases ,
die from suspended animation. Other gon-
ulno reforms will bo Instituted with a view
to the proper dispatch of the immense ar
rearages of entry matter accumulate 1 under
the Into inal-adininlstrntton. Tbpn will como
the application ot the ofllcial boot-loo to
"Judge" William Walker's jhoau John
methods as late chief clerk , and an Investi
gation will bo instituted to find whether
William B. Matthews , while receiving the
salary of chief of the pre-emption division ,
was at the same tlmo secretly practicing as
an attorney in behalf of certain land claim
ants and devoting ofllcial time in conjunc
tion with William U. Conwny , a domocralic
clerk in the ofllcc , to compiling a digest of
departmental decisions which they after
ward sola to the general land ortlco ns pri
vate property. Ho will cast an investigative
eye toward the special service division of his
office , where Chief Young Is in charge. Hav
ing focused that quarter , it will in nil proba
bility bo interesting to investigate Young's
relation to "General" Sparks nt the outset
of the Cleveland administration , when , as al
leged , ho "loaded" the "general" with cer
tain libellous Information as to several re
publican officials of the interior department
and caused the publication of the same in aNew
Now York journal , receiving as a reward the
position ot assistant chief of said division
and confidential adviser to "General"
Superintendent Porter , of tbo census
bureau , has sent the folloxving letter to .Tntncs
H. Manning , the editor of the Albany Argus ,
in reply to certain criticisms in that journal
in relation to the census office , and an accu
sation that Mr. Porter was designating rep
resentatives of protected interests as chiefs of
divisions in the census bureau , and. declaring
that in conscqucuco of such appointments
the census would not command the confi
dence of the people :
"My Dear Mr. Manning : The Inclosoa
clipping , from tha Argus , does mo a great in
justice , and I feel your own sense of fairness
to u brother journal's ' ! will permit a correc
tion. In consequence of that erroneous
statement that I was a 'free trade English
man' and abandoned my belief and became a
protectionist , many friendly republican news
papers throughout the country are putting
mo in the same category with
Bismarck , Henry C. Curoy , Will
iam D. Kollv , and other fatuous
protectionists , who in the immature part of
their career were free traders. I most posi
tively deelino this distinction , for the reason
that since I have had any opinion whatever
on the subject of the tariff T have been an
earnest believer and advocate of protection.
I was educated in tlio institutions of this
country , not in these of England , beginning
iny Journalistic career on a western protec
tion newspaper before I was twonty-ono
years of ago , aud I never was nn ndvocato
of free trade in mv life. The Argus has also
been misled in relation to the appointment of
experts and chiefs for the Eleventh census.
Out of the twenty experts thus fur decided
upon to aid in the census work , fifteen were
employed on the Tenth census in the same
capacity by General Walker. The collection
of the statistics of the silk industry , which
General Walker committed to the secretary
of the American Silk association , has been
given this year to an eminent statistician
outside of the association. Of the live now
appointments made by the present superin
tendent of tlio census , not ono , as
the Argus has been made to bo-
licvo , represents a manufacturing as
sociation , nor has politics figured
conspicuously in these appointments. C am
obliged to confess that I do not know the
politics of seven out of the twenty chiefs of
this office thus far decided on , although I am
informed that some of them are good demo
crats and two or thrco are mugwumps. The
fact is , and 1 have no doubt that you have
found it out long ago , that men who nro
masters of any special subject are so scarce *
that a man with an undertaking of the mag
nitude of the Eleventh census on hand , is
not liltoly to trouble himself much about a
man's politics or religion when ho knows ho
has the right man for the place , "
The moro the nbuso dully heaped upon
Commissioner of Pensions James Tanner , by
the democratic and mugwump press , the
more convinced are many politicians hero
that a conspiracy has been hatched by the
followers of General Black , bis predecessor ,
to smirch his character. Criticisms are
iilono made on endeavors to correct the glar
ing errors of which Black was guilty. Tan
ner has been charged with re-rating pension-
em regardless of law without filing addit
ional testimony , None is required In the
many o.isps of gross Injustice perpetrated
under Black's regime. During the last ad
ministration a democratic- board of medical
examiners at Boston , examined an applicant
fern pension , who was wounded in the knee.
Tlio rate of pension in the case was $4 per
month. The democratic members of the
pension board cut the allowance down to $2
per month. The case was reopened
under Commissioner Tanner , and
the amount of the pension was
.increased to fl , dating back to the allowance
of the claim. Under General Black the
custom was to cut down tlio recommenda
tions of all examining physicians at least
half. The surplus could bo kept intact iu
that way. It can bo stated positively and
with authority that no reratlngs have been
mndo except In cases of specific disability or
permanent disability. In such instances no
additional evidence is required by law. Sen.
ator Maudorson's case has boon cited as a
case of the commissioner's flagrant misuse
of his power. The senator was a brevet ma
jor general and was shot through and
through. Since that time ho has never been
able to do any manual labor and is a physi
cal wreck. Ho was entitled to the pension
ho now receives when ho was first placed on
the rolls. The medical testimony was suffi
cient to. show this. General Black was al
ways seeking opportunities to , throw tech
nicalities in the way. An attache
of the staff of Pltz John Porter
ter was cnptuied by confederate cavalry
mou. Ho tried to cscapo nnd was beaten over
the head till ho was senseless , Ho was
placed in Hello Isle and slnco then ho can't
road at night , suffers severe pams , has to
wear blue goggles aud the sun prostrates
him. General Black refused him a pension
because he couldn't prove the injuries by two
comrades who were eye witnesses. An Iowa
man applied to Black for u pension. Ho was
sent to carry orders to an important post. .
Ho was fired on by tbo confederates and was'
thrown from his mule. His knee was so
badly injured tbut ho was discharged , The
testimony oMwo comrades -was not given.
Commissioner Tanner ha * frmntod tno poni
slon and says In such cases the tcJUmdny of
ono man -sufficient. . Thdra nro hundreds
of cases like those and It'll ' for suoh that
Commlssisslonor Tanner is being so severely
critlcisod nnd that suoh a combination
has been forinpd 'to hound him
from office. General Blnclr , no matter how
meritorious the case , ran the office in the
Interests of red tape technicalities , reform
nnd frco trade. Corporal Tanner , If the
case Is meritorious , cuts through the red
tauo and technicalities , nnd orders the man
The general Impression among Now York
men Who Imvo been In Washington within
the last week Is that Kommlor , the Buffalo
murderer , will escape death by electricity.
It Is the general belief that the agitation of
the subject of electrical executions , which
has occupied the attention of electricians to
such an extent lately , will result In convinc
ing the courts that the Now York state ex
ecution law is unconstitutional , nnd that
under the present stuto of electrical scicnco
It Is more than probable that tbo punishment
can bo considered cruel and unuaunl.
This case , which oxvcs Its celourlty to the
fact that It is unique , has succeeded in bring
ing to the front n young Buffalo lawyer nnd
In placing his uamo iu almost every
newspaper in the United States.
Charles Hatch , the attorney for the
condemned man. was n few yearn ago
nn unlvursallst minister. Ho abandoned the
cloth for tlio study of law during the term
of his brother as district attorney for the
county of Eric. His connection with the
courts In his ho. tno city noon brought him
Into a very good practice , and when ho was
assigned to defend IComnilor his opportunity
was comploto. The connection of the Hon.
\V. Bourke Cochran , the eloquent ox-member
of congress from Now York city , with the
case , promises to to make it ono of the most
interesting in the annals of cruuo in New
York stuto when the argument shall bo made
before the court of appeals. Kommlor , the
murderer , will undoubtedly sutler for his
crlmo , but ho will probably eventually die
by strangulation Instead of electricity. At
least that seems to bo tbo opinion of lawyers
and laymen in Washington from Now York
A very decided effort la to bo made In con
gress the coming session to extend
the Interstalo commerce law so that it
will tuko In the express companies , While
that law lias compelled railroads to carry
freight for it short distance for as low a rate
as it carries it for a longer ono ever the
same route , the express companies are still
exempt , nud their extortions are still car
ried on.
A case In point , which will bo used as a
strong argument why these powerful corpor
ations should bo brought within the pur
view of the interstate commerce law was
brought to light recently. Two shipments of
goods were made on the sarao day , each
shipment weighing seventy-five pounds.
Both packages went ever the same route ,
but ono came to Its destination sixteen
miles nearer Washington than the other ,
It happened that tlio package going to the
nearer place was destined for a small town
iu which there was no competing express
company. The rate charged for the package
going the longer distance was $1.50 ; that go
ing ever the shorter distance was $2.40.
There is noourthly reason , except the greed
of the express company , 'why ' u person who
happens to live In n town which has only ono
railroad passing through' it should bo com
pelled to pay 00 cents moro than bis neighbor
living in a more populous .placo for exactly
the same character of service.
Thousands of instances of this character
could bo cited to show that the express com
panies are fit subjects for national legislation ,
and If the interstate commerce law is consti
tutional so far ns it applies to the regulation
of railroad freight and passenger traffic , it is
certainly these other common
carriers who do their business over these
same railroads.
The movement in behalf of the rccoluago
of the half-cent piece , which seems to have
started up iu Now England , does not appear
to meet with very prompt support in Wash
ington. Among the few members of con
gress who are now In the cily the idea has
not been seized upon with much eagerness ,
and tno treasury officials have not demon
strated any desire to recommend to concrcss
tbo legislation necessary to bring tbo coin
into use.
While the ono cent coin of the United
States as the minimum token of value has a
greater face value than many of the coins of
European powers , there has never been any
demand for dividing into halves by life people
ple generally , In fact it was only within u
very few years that tlio' one cent coin itself
has como into general circulation throughout
the entire area embraced within the limits
of the republic. While the movement in behalf -
half of the reissue of fractional paper cur
rency may bo successful before long , it is
not at all probable that the half cent schema
will attract enough attention to put it on n
successful footing iu congress for many
years yet , if it over does.
When Admiral Porter was asked to-night
If ho Intended to reply to General Butler's
last attack , ho replied :
"No. I have nothing to sny. The way to
hurt Bon most is not to notice him , "
Lincoln post No , 8 , G. A. K. of. this city ,
has perhaps the most unique altar of any G.
A. H. post in the country. This altar , which
Is both novel in construction and beautiful
in design , is a number of cannon balls , upon
which is placed a thin platform. Upon this
has been placed two largo ( hums , parchment
up , flanked on the ends by Knapsacks ,
blankets up , with knapsacks filling the
Interstices made by the curving faces of the
drums. The commander's desk is similarly
constructed. Lincoln post is the largest In
this dcuartmont , having 025 members.
Colonel Frank Wbcaton , Second Infantry ,
commanding the army post at Fort Omaha ,
Nob. , is spending n short leave in this city.
Mr. P. W. Treat was appointed a composi
tor in Uauisoy's division.
n. Ijaruo Deficiency.
WASHINGTON , Juno 23. As Is well known ,
a largo deficiency exists in the pension ap
propriation for the present year und n num
ber of agencies have been compelled to sus
pend payment owing to lack of funds.
Commissioner Tanner stated to-night that
the deficiency was caused entirely by
his predecessor , General Black , who sub
mitted to congress , nn estimate that was
815,000,000 lower than Iilsclnof of accounts
naked for. After July h the commissioner
says ho will draw on the , uow appropriation
to supply tlio deficiency nd then ask conDo
gress to make it up ,
Do nd 1'nrphnnes.
WASIIINQTON , Juno M.Undor circular of
April 17,18S3 , the treasury1 department pur
chased bonds amounting to $147,723,700 at n
total cost of l71to,010.83. ! From
August fl , 1887 , when the pur
chase of bonds by the department
began , to and Including to-day , the
amount purchased was $17aOI7,100. The
cost , Including premiumifwnsSllM.OW W.Sl.
Hud they bnon allowed to run until maturity
the cost would have been 234,802,022.7-1.
Thus the government has saved ever 935 , '
600,000 by purchaslnL' now.
Two Boys Killed.
PmLAPEU'iiu , Juno 23. Two boys , Harry
and William Josser , aged fifteen and seven
teen respectively , of a mechanical turn of
mind , constantly employed their spare tlmo
In running a email steam engine. Harry bad
stated his Intention to attach the engine to
the family ice cream freezer , and to do away
with hand turning. With that end in view ,
the lads were conducting their experiments
yesterday , whoa a terrlfllo explosion oc
curred , killing both boys Instantly. Mrs ,
Kniss and her little son , who happened to bo
near , were severely Injured.
Btcamsliin Arrlvulu.
At Now York The Assyria , irotn Medi
terranean ports ; the Bourgoyne , from
Havre ; thoLydlan Monarch , from London ,
No Moro Pow-WowB to Bo Hold at
Pluo RUIgo.
, i
Governor Fogtor to Start Immedi
ately For That Place , to Bo
Followed By n Trip to tliu
Upper Auonclcs ,
A Sensible rinn.
PiNn Kinon AORNGV , Dak. , ( vlnUunhvIllo ,
Nob. ) Juno 23. [ Special Tolognxra to TUB
BEE. ! No council has boon hold between
the commission and the Indiana slnco the
biff council on Friday , which Uod Cloud
failed to attend , and no mnro will bo hold
without the Indians particularly dcstro It.
The Indians continue to hold email councils
with thomsolvcs and have tallts with mem
bers of the commission. The wisdom of the
commission In discontinuing the council
whcro the Indians could dally hnrranguo
each other to light the bill and repeat their
Imaginary grievances of former treaties not
fulnilod , and declaring the government must
wait till their children are educated to jnnko
this treaty , Is already having Its effect and
bearing fruit. A number of chiefs who
wcro opposed and always spoke In council
against It are now inclined to favor the bill.
Among these nro Young-Man- Afraid , Llltlo
Wound and High Wolf , Their , nctlon will
bring n largo following. The Choyennes
are acting Independently and will sign al
most to a man.
The commission concluded to divldo yes
terday. Governor Poster and a portion of
tUo clerical furco will leave for Sautco
agency to-day , where It Is understood the
Santces are willing and waiting to sign the
bill. The governor will tuko the commis
sioners' private car at Uushvlllo , which will
toke him to the nearest point to his destina
tion , and then bo returned for the other
members of the commission , who will have
the governor join thorn on their wuy to the
upper Missouri agencies. General Crook
and Major Warner , with the Indefatigable
Captain Roberts , of General Crook * ' staft ,
ana others with the commission will remain
hero to complete the work , which will pos
sibly take them n week , aa the commission
fully realizes that It Is useless to try and
hurry the Indians hero. The moro this IB
done tlio moro unsatisfactory the result , as
they bccomo only the moro suspicious and
obstinate. While the influence of Hed
Cloud may bo scoffed at and denied , them
Is no doubt ho still has great in-
fiuonco over a largo following , and
it will take tlmo , patiuuco and work to un
dermine this influence and convince the av
erage Indian that the day of chicftanshlo is
passed and ho has a right to think and act
for himself. Tins Is being daily done here ,
and many converts nro being made to the
now order of things , so the best results maybe
bo hoped from the work of the com
mission. There Is now uo doubt that this
agency and'Standirig Kock will bo the battle
ground for the opponents of the bill , and
there is a perfect understanding between
the two agencies. If the commission is suc
cessful here , then there will not bo a big
light made at Standing nook , but if not suc
cessful lioro , the same tactics will bo pur
sued there and every effort made to defeat
the bill. The commission gave the Indians
another feast to-day , with which they are
uow gorging themselves , ' 'as it seems to bean
an established fact that to reach an Indian's
brain and good nature , you must do it
through his stomach.
ItiMl Cloud's Knscnllty.
PINE Ilinac AGKNOV , Dak. , Juno 23. It is
now definitely known that prior to the ar
rival of the commissioners a combination
was formed at this agency , with lied Clouil
at the head , pledged to oppose the bill and
not oven to consider it. Tills explains the
reluctance on the part of many of the Indi
ans to talk about the bill. The object of the
disintegration of this combination has been
quietly carried on by the commissioners for
several days , and it now seems as If some
progress was being made. The Indians are
signing slowly and the prospects are moro
The Onmlin Vcroln Makes a Good
CINCINNATI , June 23. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BUB. ] The twenty-llfth Bundes
Turnfest was formally inaugurated to-any
with one of the grandest competitive Turn-
vcroin drills over witnessed. From 0 o'clock
this morning till G this evening , iho
voroms hero , to tno number of over one
hundred , took part in contests of agility and
skill for the prizes , which consist of laurel
wreaths and diplomas , to bo awarded
Wednesday afternoon. The exercises com
prised the typical German staff drill and
feats on the parallel bars , each society being
permitted to choose its own performance for
the third class.
The Omaha Verom selected the horizontal
bar , and gave a very creditable exhibition.
The feel sure of one of the llrst prizes. The
day's performance concluded with a splen
did exhibition of the staff drill , 1,400 Tumors
participating , and going through all the
movements to the music of a band 'and a
chorus of 500 voices. To-morrow the Indi
vidual contests take place and Omaha has
several of its good inon entered. All the
Omaha Turners nro comfortably quartered
In the tents , ! 100 of which are pitched on the
campus , where the exhibition is hold. The
dining hut alone seats 800. Mayor Mosby ,
of this city , visited your boys in camp to
day and was pleased with their flue appear-
mico. The mayor having ruled that boor
could bo sold to-day , although Sunday and
against the law , became very popular for his
consideration of the Germans. There are at
least 15,000 strangers iu the city attracted by
the fcst.
* Arrmifilnn For a Regatta ,
SAI/T LAKE , Juno 23 Correspondence is
being hold with Editor Lyman 13. Glover , of
the Chicago Herald and a member of the
Farragut Boat club , of Chicago , with refer
ence to bringing out several crack crows and
and holding a grand regatta at Lake park
and Garflold. as was done last year. The
railroads will give- half rates from Chicago
and endeavor to bring out about flvo hundred
The visiting crows will very likely come
from the Farragut and Delaware clubs ,
They will And foes worthy of their steel hero ,
particularly in the Salt Lulto Howlng club ,
which Is to Salt Lake what the Farragut
club is to Chicago.
Among the oarsmen of that club are Gun-
stcr , Williams college' 74 ; Ballon , Brown
university ' 77 ; Bacon , Harvard TOj Wado-
inan , ex-stroke of the Nutkogus Four ( N Y. )
and other powerful men.
While at sea level the muscular Delaware
crow might pot away with the Salt Lake
four , yet at this elevation the chances greatly
favor the homo crow as the Illmolsans , when
pushed , would bo likely to lose their wind.
The University clue will have a crew on the
lake next year.
Is It Coonoy ?
CHICAGO , Juno 23. Ihocapturo of Coonoy ,
the Cronln inspect , Is reported tonlght at
Frankfort , Ind. Chief of Police Hubbard
received telegrams saying that the prisoner
at Frankfort , arrested for burglary , tallies
with Coonoy's description. Lieutenant
Schiottlor made preparations at a Into hour
to-night to taKe the llrst train to Frankfort.
A special from Frankfort says , however ,
that n correspondent has seen the man ar
rested and that the oQIcora are mistaken ,
and that the follow is uot Cooney at all ,
The 1.01nl Transactions of the
Past Weoli.
BOSTON , Mass. , Juno 23. [ Special Tolo-
qrntn to Tun. BBB.J The following tnblo ,
compiled from dlsn.Uclics to the Post from
the managers of the loidlng clo.irlns-housoi
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the week oaitod Juno 23 , 1SS9 ,
with rates por'cont of Inoroiso or dooroaso
ns compared with thonmotinU for the cor
responding week In 18S3 :
tMot included In totals ; no clearing house at
tula time lafet yqar.
A Buffalo , \Vyo. , "Woman Runs Away
With a Hired Rtau.
BUITALO , Wyo. , Juno 23. ( .Special to TUB
Br.c.l A social sensation has been sprung
on this town whclh has startled it from cen-
torte circumference. B. G. Barrett , n den
tist by profession and by occupation a car
penter , came to Buffalo with his family
about a year ago , and erected a residence
near the fair ground. Recently ho had oc
casion to employ help about the place , and
hired a young man of rather plcnsingaddicss.
The cmployo proved to bo Indolent and
worthless In the capacity which ho endeav
ored to fill , nnd Mr. Barrett finally discharged - ,
charged him.
The latter act brought forth n storm of in
dignant words from the mistress of the
house , who upbraided nor husband in strong
terms for turning Iho gay young fellow off.
Barrett passed the matter over lightly , and
thought no more of It until the day oeforo
yesterday , when bis wife saddled her horse
and went nut for nn afternoon ride. As she
did not return by sunset the anxious husband
went in search of her , fearing that she had
met with a mishap. The quest was fruit
less , but yestorcay morning Bar-
rclt found a letter in * their sleep
ing apartment , writlen In his
wife's hand , and was amazed to learn by its
contents that she had deserted him , nnd was
on her way to Sundance , Wyo. In the epistle ,
the woman stated that she had loft him for
good , and would cheerfully assist in any di
vorce proceedings which ho might sco lit to
institule ; that she would live with him no
more , and warned him that if ho followed
her there would bo serious troublo. It is
learned to-day that the young laborer , who
had been summarily dismissed from service
in the Barrett family , and whoso name Is Me-
Cord , has alt > o disappeared , and the inference
is that tlio two have gone logolher. Mrs.
Barrett loft two bright children , a boy nnd a
girl. The family came hero from a farm in
Nebraska , where the husband was quite well
fixed , bill lost everything in n fire. Barrett
is much grieved over the conduct of his wife ,
nnd to-day told of the circumstances , ns
above related. The social standing of the
woman had boon above question up to the
time of her flight.
Two tilttlo l'rodi < rnlM Return
Dcs MOINES , la. , Juno 23. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] The sequel to the disappearance of
the two boys , Epoy Buto and Ed Jackson ,
from the little village of Stanhopo , has now
appeared. The bovs were only about four
teen years old , but they had an idea that
they could go to Arizona nnd got big wagos.
Each took a horse , the Buto boy his own nnd
the Jackson boy his father's. They took
two revolvers and ever WO in money , saddles
and otner necessary ni tides. But they soon
grew weary of their ndventures. nud after
getting as far as Madrid , Boone county , they
determined like prodigals to go homo. At
Boone they stopped to get something to cat.
and while the Buto boy went alter food he
was arrested by the sheriff , The officers
started after the Jackson boy , but ho saw
them coming nnd raced his horse for seven
miles and escaped , reaching his homo safely.
The justice before whom the other prodigal
was taken , saw the boy's ' sincere rcpcntenco
and desire to go home , und so scut him on
his way with some good advice. Sounds the
mysterious disappearance that had excited
so much comment in the little village of
An Attack of lOooiioiny.
DEB MOINES , la. , Juno 2) . [ Special loTiis
BEE. 1 The regents of the state university
ore receiving n good deal of criticism for re
fusing to furnish the programmes for the
public exercises at the late commencement.
They had an attack of economy , and departed -
parted from the custom in this respect , so
that when the young men and maidens came
out to speak they had to toll the waiting au
dience what they wcro going to speak about.
Some of the regents rather wish now that
they had dropped u few nickels In the slot ,
just to sea the students smile , instead of
looking grim and dtagustod as tnoy do now.
The O. n. & Q. llooovcrliiir ,
Dr.3 Moi.s'F.3 , la. , Juno 23. [ Special to
TUB BKB. ] Tlio Chicago , Burlington &
Qulncy road has given evidence of enjoying
better times by restoring to full tlmn and
pay nil the section men , bridge gangs and
extra men in the employ of that road in
Iowa. This will affect the wages of ever
two thousand men und give tlio most of them
an Increase of ever 10 per cent. The com
pany seems to bo recovering In some uogrco
from the heavy , blow it received during the
A Horsotlilof'H Soliouio.
CiiAiu.r.3 Cirr , la , , Juno 2.J. [ Special to
'THE BEE. ] Last Tuesday a stranger applied
at Homlgrl's livery barn in this city for n
buggy. Ho used the rig , and returned nt
night nnd paid his bill. Early In the evening
ho appeared acraln and wanted the same
horso. It was hitched up und ho drove away.
Ho has not been cccn slnco. He has been
heard from at Kockford and Mnrblo Hock ,
The horse was found In n fanner's pa turo
near tlio latter place , the thief having loft it
to bo pastured durlnc the summer , promising
to pav for its keeping later. No clue is newfound
found for tlio horsuthlof , who is much want
ed in this vicinity ,
A Newspaper .MIUI'H Dnnth.
ST. JobEi'ti , Juno 23. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BKB.I Howard U. Hetrlck , a news
paper man , died In the city hospital here at
11 o'clock to-day. The body has been em
balmed and is being bold to await the arrival
of his family from Euston , Pa. Hetrlck was
forty-eight years old , and attempted suicide
yesterday in the city pi-lion.
The Union Righto Party of Frnuo
Isaacs a Manifesto.
Kmporor Pranoln Joseph Dollvora n
Speech Declaring Aitatrla'u t'ollcy
Unchanged Ilor lloliuloiia
A Union lights Manifesto.
PAUIB , Juno 2J. [ Now York Herald Cftbla
Special to Tim BiSK.l The manifesto
which has been drawn up by the union
rights party is addressed directly to the
electors and clearly marks out the lines
within which the whole conservative party
takes its stand in view of the general elec
tion. The llrst part of this document is
purely critical , specifying the grievances
which the conservatives think they have
against the policy followed by the republic
of late years. The indictment is formal , and
the foundation for the accusation it contains
may bo contested , but the fact remains that
n scries of terrible charges have boon formu
lated against the republic. Member. ) of the
riuht endeavor to suggest n remedy for the
evils they point out In the second half of the
manifesto , but their moaning Is not so plain
as when they are formulating grievances.
This is not so surprising considering that
the document Is signed by M. do Cassngnao ,
as well as by Duo do la Koucho-
foucauld , and that the Com to do
Mun's ' nnmo Is appended with these
of Mm. Jolibols and Plou. It ls n case of po
litical physicians of entirely different schools
treating the same patient , and , consequently ,
It Is not astonishing that no definite agree
ment Is arrived at , and that no positive ex
planation is given on the subject of tlio treat
ment to bo followed In the caso. It Is moro
than probable , however , that on ono subject
all the signatories of tlio manifesto uro
agreed , Vz | : That Immediate operation or am
putation is essential and that the first and
foremost thing to bo clone vls to cut away the
diseased republic , there being ample time
and opportunity discuss later the treat
ment. This point Is dwelt upon dully by the
newspapers that represent the opinion or
opinions of the union rights. But uo hint of
this is given in the maulfcsto. Thcro
is uot a passage , not n phrase
which can bo construed to moan that
the authorlzers of the document have any
Inclination to overthrow the republic. They
even appeal to sincere republicans to Join
their banner , and content thomsolvcs with
the statement that the constitution shall bo
revised. There are , however , many ways
of revising the constitution. Do la Roche
foucauld , Do Cassagnac , Jollbois and Gen
eral Boulangor have each their own plan.
Floquot and Clemoncoau also ndvocato a re
vision of the constitution , their standpoint
being likewise different from cither the conservatives
servatives or Boulangists . The electors have
accordingly a wide Held to choose from , but
uo definite choice. The revisionists would
bo well inspired if they lay down with some
amount of precision on what line they pro
pose to make the changes they deem
necessary. This the members of tha
right do not do in their manifesto.
But probably the reasons for the omission
are both good and sufficient. If they at
tempted to explain their views upon revision
they would run the risk of coming to logger
heads. If , on the other hand , they openly
declared an Intention of overthrowing the
icpubllo without having any very clear ulen ,
with what they would replace it. A largo
pioportlonof the moro timid of their sup
porters would possibly look with dread hpoa
the idea of a sudden and radical change of
government , and would hesitate to take so
blind a leap in the dark. Then again , the
right believe it Incumbent upon them not to
cast off from the Boulangists , particularly at
a moment when Boulangor has declared his
intention of refusing his patronage to any
candidate who has not declared his adhesion
to the national republic.
Under these conditions it IB easy to under
stand that numbers of the union rights
found it rather an embarrassing task to
draw up the manifesto , and that the pro
gramme they have submitted to the electors
is In part ambiguous. Only the future will
show whether the electors of the country
will bo satisfied with a programme so vague ,
or whether , on the other hand , It will re
quire the candidates of the union rights to
explain themselves morn completely , moro
categorically than they have done in their
recent manifesto.
Francis Joseph's Position.
[ CripyrloMS89 tin James OorJoii KeuiicM.1
VIENNAJuno23. , ( New York Herald Cable
Special to Tun line , I Emperor Francis
Joseph , in receiving delegations yesterday ,
said that Austria's foreign relations and gen
eral policy wcro unchanged , and that ho was
in full agreement with her allies. The gov
ernment , hp said , was doing its utmost to In-
sura a peaceful development of the European
situation , which was still unsafe. Ho hoped
the blessings of peace would bo maintained ,
notwithstanding the fact ilmt armaments
wcro everywhere being increased. It was
this Increase of armaments that compelled
Austria not to halt iu the work of completing
her means of defense. Hoarding Scrvla , the
emperor nald Milan's rcgrotablo action had
given power during the minority of his son tea
a regency , The government had received
from the regents actual assurance that the
relations with Austria would bo maintained.
Ho continued : "I wish the same and liopo
that the wisdom and patriotism of the Ser
vians will protect Sorvla from serious
danger. , I rejoice that order and peace reign
In Bulgaria and urn pleased at her continual
progress in spile of dilllculty. " The emperor
closed by saying that the special credits
asked would bo dovoled to strength cuing the
Ttio Weather Indications
For Nebraska and Iowa ; Light rain , with
severe local storms Monday afternoon , fol
lowed In tlio western portions by slightly
cooler , winds becoming northwesterly.
For Dakota : Showers , cooler , winds to-
coming northwesterly.
General Cameron Htlll Allvo.
LANCASTER Juno 23. General Cameron
Is still ulluo and his condition is unchanged
from yesterday. The doctors now say ho
may survive for several days yet , although
his condition Is very weak , consequent upon
the luck of nourishment.
A I'nriy of Knur Drnwnot } .
iLAPUi.i'jiu. Juno 23. This afternoon
two young gentlemen , accompanied by two
young aeo. we rowng n urmoun
park ventured too close to Falruiount dam ,
und their boat was drawn ever aud ull four
occupants drowned.
X5OO ) Flro.
LONDON , June S'J , A portion of the Man *
niiigha mill , at Bradford , burned ; lost ,
5.000 , Two llrcmcn wcro killed and sovcraj
firemen and workmen injured , '