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PHE OMAHA DAILY BEE. SI'
NINETEENTH YEAH. OMAHA , FllIDAY MORNING , JULY 5 , 1889. NUMBER 17.
&MID A HALO OF HARMONY ,
South Dakota's.Constitutional Con
EDGtRTON ELECTED PRESIDENT.
Ilio North Dakota Farmers' Atllniioo
Buocccila In Having Its Rujireson-
tntlvo Chosen an Uio I'rcfllillng
All Went Smoothly.
Sioux FAU.S , Dak. , July 4. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BBK. ) South Dakota's
constitutional convention assembled nt noon
to-day in Gcrmania hall auild the muslo of
four brass bands and the roar of exploding
fire crackers , manipulated by thousands , of
enthusiasts who assembled In the vicinity to
see that the occasion was properly celebra
ted. It was , indeed , the celebration of the
blrtb of the now stnto of South Dakota us
well ns the declaration of national Indepen
A short tlmo before tbo hour for tno con
vention to meet there was a brief caucus of
tha republican delegates , at which it was
determined that Senator-elect A.
J. Edgcrton , of Mitchell , should
bo president of thu convention ,
nnd J3.V. . Caldwell , editor of the Sioux
Falls Press , temporary secretary. As the
delegates filed into the hall each displayed
from the lapel of bis roat u beautiful scarlet
badge of satin , with a heavy gold frlngo , ami
bearing the legend : "Sioux Falls Constitu
tional Convention. July 4 , 1SS9. Delegate. "
The hall was boautlf ally decorated , with a
profusion of flags and bunting , the stage
dress being magnificent , while the galleries
were festooned with myriads of the national
colors In various forms. Double desks for
the delegates were provided , with stationery
nnd nil needed appliances. Few facoa which
have horetoforn graced the constitutional
convention of South Dakota were visiblo.
Major Kollam , of Brulo county , and Judge
Carson , of the Black lillls , were tbo on'y
ones present % vho were members of
the original Sioux Falls convention in
1883 , and the Huron convention In ] 8S5.
Chief Justice Bartlett Tnpp , of Yankton ,
\vuo was president of tbo convention in 1833 ,
occupied a seat as a guest of the convention.
There wore quite a number of Indies on the
floor of tha hall and in tbo galleries.
A keen sense of Interest was manifested and
profound attention given when Judge Carson
called the. convention to order. Judge Carson
stated that inasmuch us tbo act of congress
which authorised this assembly failed to
specify by whom it should ba called to order ,
ho would do so at tlio request of the conven
The Rev. Mr. Strattoi , of the Congrega
tional church , this city , offered the invoca
tion , after which Temporary Secretory Caldwell -
well read the proclamation of Governor Mel-
lotto aunollncing the result of the election of
delegates calling the convention into session.
Tto roll was then called and seventy of
the seventy-five delegates answered to tnelr
names. The absentees were Charles M.
Thomas , J. G. Davics , R. C. Anderson , E.
E. dough and Clark G. Coats. All of those
oxcepr. the first named wore in the city.
Judga Thomas , declines to serve , holding
that slnco ho Is already n federal ofllcer hy
virtue of being a member of the federal
Judiciary of Dead wood ho is not eligible.-
At the conclusion of the roll call the dele
gates arose and Chief Justice Tripp ad
ministered the modified oath to all ut ono
tlmo. The delegates signed the oa'b , so that
the chief justice could arUx his Jural.
Nominations for the presidency of the con
vention were then called for , nud Messrs.
Spooner , of Ktngsbury , and Sherwood , of
Clarlc county , placed before the convention
the name of Senator Edgorton. Their
speeches were short , but full of pith and elo-
quonco. Mr. Price , of Hyde county , nomi
nated ns the democratic candidate Delegate
13 , Van Busklrlt , of Coddlugton county. The
nominating speeches did not all occupy a inln-
ute and a half
The secretary began the roll call , nnd as
each delegate's name was announced ho arose
nnd proclaimed his choice. Just thrue dele
gates heard their names called ; two voting
for Edgerton and ono for Van Buskirlc , when
the latter arose and withdrew from the con
test. In a twinitliug Edgerton's election was
nmdo by acclamation and a hearty round of
npplauso went up Irom every part of the hall
tit the spirit of good will and harmony mani
fested , .aud as Messrs. Van Busklrk and
Spoonor escorted Mr. Edgerton to tlio presi
dent's chair ho was given a very hearty
welcome. When quiet was restored Presi
dent Edgcrton said :
'Gentlemen ' of the Convention : I can not
express to you upon this occasion the feel
ings 1 have , not only" for.you.1 appointment
of myself to this place for the second time ,
but the manner in which it has been done.
All that I can say to you now is that I shall
endeavor to perform its duties the best
I know how for the best interests
of South Dakota , and I trust that
you will md mo in presenting to the people
of South Dakota and the world a constitu
tion thut is unrivaled , aud that wo may
hereafter 'under it succeed to all of tbosn
rights , that In the opinion of some of us , wo
have so long been prevented from securing.
I thank you again , , gentlemen of this conven
There was no opposition to the election of
E. W , Caldwell as temporary secretary.
The following committee on rules was ap
pointed by the president : Colonel John L.
Jolloyof Clay county ; Chnuncoy L. Wood.of
Ponnington ; E. E , Clough. of Coddlngton ;
H. A. Humphreys , of Faulkj II. G. Young ,
On motion of Kcllam , of Brulo county , the
president wan authorized to send a telegram ,
congratulating thu constitutional convention
of North Dakota , Montana and Washington ,
and announcing the organization of the con
vention for South Dakota.
Tho1 committee on rales was directed to
JbonfiY by telegraph with the convention at
Bismarck relative to the appointment of a
Joint commission of delegates to meet nt the
capital nnd agree upon a division of the
t < srrltqry'Hdobts and prouerty. The rules
* * ; rtlHro < Ariicd the last convention were for
> oirjruccopted to govern this convnu-
f which ah adjournment was taken
. , odr to morrow afternoon , when the
S 'Os ' . .tstori to visit Biimnrck will bo np-
p potrrrcilTJil3 and thn ofiicors of tbo convon-
tloT.vlU bo agreed upon in caucus. The
comtitasion to visit Bismarck will bo com-
nobcu-.of.flve delegates , and its work , it is
it ought , can be completed within u wee I ; at
the most nnd'probably In four or five days. It
Is ejycHod..to leave on the first tram north
aftce.itTiing.Yiuen selected. The convention
tli other business before It in
the / , ix3 ill the commission to maklug
tlio , , fiinondtr.onts to bo made to the con-
i/t Thcro has as yet boon shown no
i j'to mntto anV , material nmcndinonts to
vh constitution beyond those required by
U3 aictiof .congrcbs , and were it not for the
worl * a be done ut Bismarck the convention
trsild-1 likely bu nblo to complete what It haste
to drf by Saturday night. As it Is , . ton auys
or iubromuy uo"X'onsuuicd.
u caucus of the republican dele-
I L-lii for the purpose of nomln-
of thu convention , The nom
inees .vill all ba formally elected by
the convention to-morrow. They nro
os follows : Secretary , S. A. Burdlck ,
of Yankton : enrolling and engrossing clerk ,
Dr. A. W. Hyde , of BiooKing * county ;
watchman , E , 0 , Warner , of Day county ;
> ergoqnt-at-arins , J. Carney , of Lawrence
county ; chaplain , Rev. J , H. Wakelleld ,
( CongrcfaUonahst. )
During the prepress of the caucus a recess
vws taken ; when President F.dgerton Intro
duced the correspondent of Tin : BUB as
u "friend of Dakota nnd a soldier
in her cause for many years bofora
congress In u personal capacity und the coun
try at Inrpo as u journalist , "
The reception wne unusually cordial. Pres
ident dfarton coca to Brooklyn to-morrow
t 'aollvor nn address nnd Majdr Kollam will
prcaido over the convention.
PJSIWY S. HEATH.
Komoxvhat of a Hnrprlsn.
BISMAIICK , Dak. , July 4. [ Special Tele-
grain to Tun Bnn.J Much to the surprise
of nearly everybody , C. B , Fnncher , of
Jamestown , the Farmers' alliance candidate ,
was to-day selected In tbo republican caucus
for president of the conctltutionnl conven
tion of North Dakota. The fight over the
organization has boon ono of the most hotly
contested In the hUtory of the territory , nnd
although tha farmer * hold the balance of
power In the republican forces , It was hoped
by the railroad nnd commercial representa
tives that with the aid of the democrats the
alliance could bo defeated. The republican
caucus , which met at 10 o'clock this morning ,
selected Fanchor , tha alliance candidate ,
who received 29 of the 50 votes
on the first ballot. This is looked
upon by the alliance people as a
great victory for them. But that
the democrats in the convention who nro op
posed to radical clauses In the constitution
will Join with the conservative republicans ,
tboro Is little doubt. The permanent organ
ization xvas not effected to-day , the conven
tion adjourning Immediately after the tempo
rary organization to participate In the cele
bration , which was the most gorgeous and
resplendent over witnessed In Dakota.
There has been no test made on the prohib
ition question , and it Is impossible ut the
present time to predict the strongtn of the
dr.VB. The representatives of the third
party are gathering nnd are mapping out
their work In the interest of n prohibition
clause , which they will attempt to have in
The permanent organization will ho per-
fectca to-morrow in accordance with the
caucus slate. President Fnnchcr , of the
convention , sent the following telegram of
greeting to the constitutional conventions nt
Sioux Falls , Dale. , Helena , Mont. , nud
Olympla , W. T. , which assembled at the
same hour :
"Tho constitutional convnntion of North
Dakota sends greeting and bids you
God speed In your advance movement
towards statehood and full American citi
zenship. May the four new stars about to
be added to the national flag not lose in
brilliancy through lack of care In laying the
foundations of the states to be. Let Wash
ington bring fruit and flowers and Montana
HH precious metals to add to the beauty nnd
wealth of our nation , while the Dakotas will
bring wheat and corn to feed the people of
tlio world. "
A Dakota Prohibition Rally.
Sioux FALLS , Dak. , July 4. [ Special Tele-
grom to Tim BEB. | The prohibitionists of
South Dakota bad a grand rally in u beauti
ful grove on Senoy's Island , aud several
thousand persons met to encourage ono an
other In tha belief that South Dakota should
enter the union w'ith constitutional prohibi
tion. Prof. Hutcbins , of Nebraska , con
ducted a twenty minute song service. Elder
Fillaor , of Aberdeen , offered prayer , and
then Rev. Georeo H. Vibbort , of Boston ,
talked prohibition , for two hours aud ten
minutes atralght. Short addresses were
then made by Immigration Commisslsnor
Hngerty and Hon. A. G. Wolfcnbarper , of
Lincoln , Neb. , and T. D. Kaoouso and E. E.
Clough , of Wntcrtown. The executive com-
mittco spent the entire evening in session
planning an aggressive prohibition campaign.
A Scapejiraco Son.
BUFFALO ' GAP , Dak. , July 4. [ Special to
Tun BEE. ] It was discovered this mornincr
that Will Brown , sou of a prominent Chicago
& Northwestern railroad official , of Chicago ,
haa committed a series of forgeries. Ho has
been stopping with Mr. M. Alexander , resi
dent manager of the Dakota Quarry &
Mining company , and so far three checks
that ho signed Mr. Alexander's name to have
turned up. They were for § 42 , 835 and ? 35.
He also borrowed all the money ho could
from friends , and the total will foot up now
to about MOO , With back precincts yet to hear
from. Ho also carried off a valuable ring
that ho had borrowed from a young lady.
No effort will be spared to capture him.
Farm Stock anil Range Animals
Show Improvement ,
ST. LOUH , July 4. Richard Johnson , of
the bureau of animal industry , said to an
Associated press reporter :
"I have for the past three months been
traveling through the cattle districts with
the object of ascertaining what the condition
of range and farm cattle now is , and what
improvements have been made In the grade
of stock on thn ranges. On the whole the
result of ray examinations Is decidedly satis
factory and the reports pf two other agents
of the bureau will bo of the same character.
In some sections it is not to bo uonlcd
the grade of cattle has deteriorated
in a marked degree. This is especially true
of the extreme northwest and farms cast of
the Missouri river. Four or flvo years ago
what nro known ns Oroeon cattle , though by
no moans confinrd to the state of Oregon ,
were by all odds the best to bo found on the
rango. To-day naif-broods are In the ma
jority , the beef produced is not nearly so fine
and the average weight of thn cattle has
fallen off nearly ono hundred pounds. Ono
fact has been proven beyond doubt and that
Isthat neither in the cold or dry sections of
the country should Durhams bo introduced.
In farms in the agricultural belts of Minnesota
seta , Dakota and Western Missouri
farmers uro still aiming to reduce rather
than Increase their holdings. The low price
of cattle has made thu industry unre
munerative , nnd bioedors are soiling off their
cows and steers and replacing them with
horses. An encouraging change , nnd ono
which moro than compensates for any loss
In the other direction , has taken place in the
southwest. The Texas long horn , lean ,
sinewy animal Is being rapidly replaced by n
cross between the Durham and Devon , and
the average weight of the cattle Is greater
bymoro than ono hundred pounds than it
ever was before.
Surveyors Hoaoh IlnfTalo.
BUFFALO , Wyo. , July 4. [ Special to TIIU
BEB , ] The surveying party recently
reported by TUB BEB as having loft Pierre ,
Dak. , for Pugct Sound in the interest of tbo
Midland Pacific railroad , a proposed trans-
cpntinenltil line with which the Illinois
Central figures prominently , arrived hero the
day before yesterday. On yesterday Messrs.
George M. Nix und William Z. Corvett , who
appear to bo at the head of the expedition ,
wcto piloted to the divide of tha Big Horn
mountains by a local guido-for the purpose of
determining whether a pass can bo
found across the range at
this point. The Big Horn mountains
extend north and south through the center
of this ( Johnson ) county for a distance of a
hundred miles , directly east of the Yellow
stone Park , the highest wale thereof being
10,000 feet above sea level. An cast and
west line passing through the richest coal ,
oil , agricultural and timber lands of Wy
oming must of necessity cross tbo Big , Horn
range , and yesterday's examination of the
topography of the country resulted in estab
lishing tlio certainty that a road can bo con
structed with case across them on a 15 per
cent grade , beginning at Buffalo. It was
further established by the engineers that it
will bo necessary to ascend to an altitude of
but 8,500 feet. From hero the surveyors
traverse the Big Horn basin to tha lower
edge of Yellowstone Park , on their way to
the Pacific coast.
"Wrecked by a Landslide.
CIUULUSTON , W. Vo. , July 8. The Chesa
peake & Ohio vcstlbuled train was wrecked
near Or.t this morning early by a landslide.
The engineer and fireman were killed. No
passengers were seriously Injured.
THE CROW CREEKS BEXT ,
Probability That They Will All Sign
FIGURING ON THE OUTCOME.
Many Moro HlRnauircfl Necessary
From tlio 1'ltio IlldRO Indians
In Order to Hcauh tlio
Counting on tlio Crow Crocks.
CiUMiiRitr.Aix , Dak. , July 4. [ Special
Telegram to Tun BEB.J This has been n
day of much celebration In this city , where
tlio Sioux commission spent tholr Fourth of
July processions , speeches , horse racing ,
nnd In the evening a grand old-faahloned
cauit ) fire In the open air. Speeches were
mndo In tlio morning by each of the com
missioners , the remarks of General Crooks
being confined to simply expressing his
thanks for the pleasure of meeting them.
It has oeon decided that the Indians belong
ing to the Crow Crcpk agency meet the com
mission in this place to-morrow. Arrange
ments have been made to feed them
at the different restaurants In
the city. There tire only about
tlireo hundrca male Indians at
Lower Brulo nnd on equal number at
Crow Crook. There has been about two
hundred and sixty names signed at Lower
Brulo and probably all nt Crow Creek will
sign this week. The total number of names
now on the rolls nt the different agencies is
as follows : Rosebud , 1,125 ; Pine Hldge ,
K0 ! ; Lower Brulo , 230 ; making in all about
1,015 out of the 4,100 required. With com
plete success at Crow Croon , where there
nro 00 Indians , Cheyenne , with Its 700 voters
ers , and Standing Kock , numbering 1,100
males , It will bo absolutely necessary to
have more names at Pine Hidgo , as the entire
number of names will only reach about 4,000.
It Is thought thut a few names have been
daily added to the list at Pine Uidgo under
the agent's care of the rolls , though nothing
definite has been heard from there since the
commissioners left. The bend chief of tlio
Crow Creek Indians has been in Chamber
lain to-day , accompanied by most of his fol
lowers. The most prominent of the Brules
were also present at the celebration , the
chief being honored by an invitation to n seat
on the rostrum with the commission nnd
local leading men. They , with ono excep
tion Lett-Handed Thunder expressed
themselves us being in favor of the treaty ,
White Ghost being particularly warm in his
commendation of the treaty. Still , as Major
Warner said to your correspondent to-day :
"Nothing very definite can bo known by
the talk of an Indian until the test comes. I
do not attempt to form an bbiuion from talk
since my experience at Pine Illdge. "
This evening the G. A. H. of Chamberlain
are to listen to Major Warrior , the comman-
A short preliminary council was hold In the
waiting room of the station , where Major
Anderson made a little talk to the Indians ,
telling them what would bo oxpectca of thorn
at the coming council. General Crook was
present , but made no remarks.
IIOSSA ON T i3 WAItPATH.
The Notorious O'Donovait Again
Comes to the Front.
NEW YOUK , July 4. [ Special Telegram
to Tun BEE. ] Patrick Sarsfield Cassldy
and Jeremiah O'Donovan Hossa enlivened
the former's criminal libel suit In the Tombs
police court yesterday by calling each other
"Liars " " " "Knaves. "
, "Spies" and . At the
oponingof the case the Justice warned Rossa
that ho must make no imaginative excursion
in giving his testimony whle } acting ns his
own lawyer , but must conflno himself
to the case. Despite this injunction , how
ever , Rossa became very flighty , and hod to
bo called down again. Then ho called for a
copy of the complaint. Hq read aloud three
columns or moro of the master embodied in
the complaint , said it was all written'by him
and ho believed every word of It to be as
true as the ton commandments. Ho said ho
wrote the letters about Cassidy for the
public good and to oxposa a man who was
trading in blood.
'Ho has helped to send moro than ono man
to a British prison , " said Rossa.
"You are an infamous liar , " cried Cassidy ,
suringing to his feet with anger. "You
have been doing that kind of work and that
is the reason why I kicked you out of the
Fonian Brotherhood , "
"You nro a liar , " cried Rossa. "You canio
into the oraer with the object of a traitor. "
Colonel O'Brien hero nrosa and pushed
Cassidy into n seat or there might have been
some of O'Donovan's blood spilled then and
"In the light of recent events , " ho , de
clared , "Rossa'a language wasincitingns-
EHislnatlon and should be pcron ; 'xrily
stopped. With nil duo respect to the court ,
ho said , no firmly believed that Rossa was
either "half fool and half fanatic , or half
fanatic and half knave. "
"Faith , and its my belief its yourself is a
little off , " replied Rossa. "I believe that
Cassidy has been employed to kill mo off. "
A IlUNGAuTAN IN UOO.
Danker Golduergor Arrested on Ills
NEW YOKIC , July 4. [ Special Telegram
to Tim BKK.J The chief topic among Hun
garian business men is the arrest of thn ox-
banker and defaulter , Morltz Goldbergcr ,
which took place In Udapos , Hungary , Juno
18. The fact was not known in this city before -
fore , nnd when the European papers which
told of the arrest arrived hero yesterday , it
was u matter of great surprise to all who
had had dealings with Goldbcrgor. Gold-
bcrgor , who had his ofilco in Ridge street ,
was for several years the principal banker
for the Hungarian laborers who are toiling
in mines of Pennsylvania , ana hundreds of
them werii swindled by him. Ho stole not
only money given to him to bo for-
wordca to Europe , but ho also appropriated
for his own use thousands of small deposits.
Goldbcrger was a trustee of mnny benevo
lent institutions and of different lodges and
societies. Before ho left New York ho sold
all his property , and , although his wife re
mains in this city , his creditors could not got
ono cent of their money.
An AlasUaii Mirage.
JCNBAU , Alaska , Juno 18 ( via Seattle , W.
T , , July 3 , ) Special Telegram to TUB BEE ,
A man named Richard Wllloughby , a resi
dent of Alaska since 18G3 , credited with being -
ing the aiscovcror of gold in Alaska , has a
negative claimed to boa mirage view of a
larca city taken near Pacific glacier , taken
after four years' trial. Ho has refused a
largo offer for copies. I have Induced him to
take mo where the mirage can be seen upon
promise so secure a copyright. Wo leave
Juneau on June SO , with a party and cameras.
Other responsible parties claim to have seen
the wonderful mirages In tbo same vicinity.
Wo expect to return on July 4.
The St. Ellcnnoailno Disaster.
PAHIS , July 4. The coal pit at St. Ellenno ,
In which the fire damp explosion occurred
yesterday is still on fire. Many moro bodies
have been recovered , but the work is atttcnd-
od to with great ainlculty and danger. The
scone at tbo pit is pitiful. President Carnet
has ordered measures to bo at ouco tuUeu
for tbo relief of the families concerned.
The IllR ShiRitor Holds a Uccoiitlou
In Now OrUmns.
Nnw Om.itANS , La. , July-4 , [ Special Tel-
gram to Tun Br.B.J Sullivan arrived this
morning. The special was broken \ip Into
five sections at Wallace , Alii. , and sent hnro
picca meal. John L. traveled on the first
section over the Queen & Crescent , stooping
on the Ccntllloy road , six miles northwest of
Now Orleans. Carriages were waltlnp , and
the party were driven to Spanish Fort ,
whcro John L. will rusticate until the fight.
Comfortable quarters 'hnvo ' boon secured ,
and the big slugger expressed himself ns
being thoroughly satisfied with the arrange
ments mndo and the beautiful surroundings
of the hotel. After refreshing the Inner man
the visitors took carriages again , this Unto
toward town , entering ijjow Orleans by the
shell road. Your correspondent mot
Sullivan and his frlomls at The St.
Charles hotel. The Urbane M , Clenry , ns
is his usual style , tried A bluff nbout Sullivan
not being accessible to rooortcra , but John
L. xvos Interviewed notwithstanding. Ho
had Itttlo to sav , but said ho felt first rate :
that ho never felt hotter nnd looked forward
to this fight ns tho.ono great oftort of his
llfo. In appearance Sullivan looks bettor
than some of Kllrnin's friends care to admit.
Ho is ns hard as nails , and If ho was on a
toot at Poricopolls no traces of It are visible
to-any. Tlioro is , however , n somewhat
pinched look nbout the Boston bov that
leaves the Idea ho has boon over-trained.
However , bis admirers ara putting two to
ono on him and are cra/y almost over their
favorite's presence. On the second floor of
thn St. Charles hotel nro a suite of rooms
where the big fighter Is holding court to-any.
The number of callers is simply enormous.
A Kllraln Admirer Hlzes Up John b.
NEW YOIIK , July 4. ( Special Telegram to
Tun BRI : . ] Wbilo Kilraln's friends nro not
yet putting up much money on him they are
full of cotifldonco that hd wilt win. Ono of
the most prominent local sporting man
voices tholr sentiments as follows : "This
will bo ono of tbo most evenly matched
fights that has over beet scon. There Is but
a few founds difference In the weight of the
two men. * Ono is but four months older than
the other and the difference in height is but
half an inch. Ada to this the relative
merits of both and you will find that
there is not the smallest advantage
on either side. That Sullivan is too much
for Kllraln in ferocity 'nd that ho will make
the Baltimore boy shako m his shoes when
they shako hands before the fight , Is all
bosh. Jake has a good deal moro sand than
Sullivan , who possesses what might bo
termed "brute courage , ' " una who , when ho
finds that ho can not whip his man in n few
rounds , loses heart. I do not niean to say
that ha is a coward , butjno ; say that were
ho to find a man that could stop his hurri
cane rushes in the first few rounds ana get
in a few good blows himself tit the 'same
tinlo , he would pivo upjii short order. "
A Bis ItowiinuSlght.
NEW OULEANS , July 4jj7-Speclal [ Telegram
to Tun Bnc.1 Sullivan will not go to
Spanish Fort. It is said asi explanatory that
the slugger's medical advisers fear malaria.
To-night ho stops at a mutual friend's house
on Custom House ahd Rampart. This
afternoon was spsnt in sight-seeing and ,
holding a reception at tho'young men's gym
nastic club , where the cul > was passed around
and general hilarity prevailed. Wherever he
appeared on the streets enormous crowds
formed , cheering loudl nncl waving nats
" " " ' " "
nnd handkerchiefs. M"
The city is filling up'YapIdly. There Is
little hotting dono. What Is , is nt two to
one , offered by Sdllivnn's1 party , with no
takers. Kilra'm co'mos into the city tomorrow
row morning. His friends-aro preparing a
great reception. it&
The telegraph company and the manage
ment of the fight are fighting like cats.
Renaud , the manager , won't ' say whore tbo
Hunt comes off , and thotelegraph ; people
refuse to .attempt tp' * pht up extra wires
unless fair opportunity given.
Tboro is a serious hitch , nnd it comes from
the Sullivan wing. ' ! Charley Johnson ,
another of Sullivan's friends , Is "beefing" to
night nbout the way the fight hat been ad
vertised. This sldo makes no bones about
their antipathv toward the press. The situ
ation is a perplexing a'no. Moro than ono
well posted sport says tbat the whole tiling
will end in a general row aud no fight.
There are nbont 150 h iwspaper men here
clamoring for tickets , i ) nly thirty hnvo been
appropriated , fifteen of .vhich . go to the local
and state press , the balance belnggobbled up
by the big Now York nd Boston dailies.
The Kilrain party is dlsn'osed -extend all
courtesies possible to tuo press. Harding ,
Fox's man has been frozen out , McCleary
declaring that he talks too much.
Jnke Delayed at Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI , July 4. Kilrain nnd party aN
rived this morning two hours late and missed
connections for the soutj ) , They wont to a
hotel to sucnd the day , and leave this even
ing. ICilraln's face is said to have a tired ex
pression , but in answer to a question , ho
said ho was in excellent , condition , and never
felt better. Both he nnd the members of his
party say there Is no foundation for the
rumor that there is no intention to have a
fight. They are on the way to the battle
ground and expect no interference.
Hiilllvan Stock Slnklncr.
vNnw OiiLEiNS , July 4. [ Special Telegram
to TUB 13uc. | The dissatisfaction continues.
Disgust is openly expressed at the hoggish
way the Sullivan managers are acting.
Their malaria ovcuso far getting out of the
Spanish Fort arrangement is discredited.
There is moro malaria in this city than at
the fort. Rampart street , where Sullivan
will stay , is full of it. It is admitted
to-night that John coos to the
ring weighing 200 pounds. Muldoon
Is in despair over "it. The very worst
clem cnt , however , is in the fact that Kil-
ruin's friends have thought It necessary to
biro Captain Tom White's guerrillas , thirty
strong , nil armed , to escort to the Balti
more man the fight nnd ttoop his Interests in
right. Bud Rovand's ' hiring of the Meridian
regulators has been denounced strongly.
Speaking to-night with a well informed
sport named Prof. Butler , It was elicited
that Sullivan's condition gives great un
easiness. The fractured arm is remembered
with alarm , and hU great weight
ana general beefy npjxiaranco makes
the most sanguin of his friends to wovor
At tbo club reception to-day the slugger did
not pass the buttle. He quaffed his share.
Now developments are loaned for any hour.
The pool rooms and hotels nro thronged with
crowds of men eagerly discussing the situa
tion. The way Sullivan i $ watched Indicates
the uneasiness ins baokcrp feel. Ho took a
bath to-day. Muldoon stood watch over him.
In fact , ho cannot moro hand or foot but a
guard is kept.
Klllod Dva Hooker.
FT. ScoTTiCnn.July , ; [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ] During a traveling doctor's
street performance to-day a sky-rocket
thrown from the east sldo of the city fell
and went through liU largo canopy tent ,
penetrating the skull of Mrs. John A. Nelson
and killing her instantly.
Fell l > cnd.
YANKTON , Dak. , July a. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEK. ] An old man named
Morrison , who resides , near Lodl , In Clay
county , was attending a home race to-day
near Wokonda , In the earno county , and was
helping to start the horsrss and 'Just as the
horses started ha fall back dead. Ho was nn
old and respected citizen ,
TJioV tli r Indi04tlnii8 ,
For Nebraska u'ud Dakota : Fair , except
light loc.vl rains In northwestern portions ,
cooler , southerly \vlids
For Iowa : Pair , much wanrer , southerly
COMPROMISED ON A HORSE ,
A Highwayman Falls In Hard Lines
* at Harvard.
HE FAILS TO GET ANY MONEY.
A Voting ninckHtnUh Named Bliuliz
Instantly Klllod at Itcnoiaw by
tlio Jjxploslnn of n Can
. A Hold Rnuhor at Harvard.
IlAiiVAitn , Nob. , July 4. . | Special Telegram
to TUB Bun. ] Lust night nt 12:30 : , fifteen
ruluutcs otter tliu west bound passenger train
lott , a masked man entered thn 13. & M.
depot nnd , presenting a revolver nttlio bonds
of Night Operator Pheips anil his assistant ,
called to them to throw up tholr bunds.
Plielps dodged Under tbo counter , nnd xyhllo
the robber was parloilng with him ho hoard
appronrhlng footsteps on tlio plutfrom out-
sldu and run out. Accnt Armltago wai 1m-
modtatulv called nnd other help summoned.
A search of the box cars In tlio freight yard
disclosed four tramps , out ) of whom , who
answered the description of the robbur , was
locked up for the nljbt. ; As an no revolver
or nmslc was found , ho was released this
morning. However , a pray horse weighing
about 1,000 pounds wnt" stolen from the
stable of a farmer living half n mile east of
town last night , supposed to bo taken by the
robber , as the man's face was covered. The
only description Phelps can give of him U
that ho was nbout six feet tail and weighed
about ICO pounds.
Professional Tax Dculgon.
SPRINGFIELD , Neb. , July 4. [ Special to
Tim Ben. ] Consldorablo has been said over
the country of late "regarding the "profes
sional tax dodger , " but the little experience
with that class of citizens ( ? ) that tlio county
commissioners of this county ( Sarpy ) have
just undergone is something altogether now
ana novel. It has been given out cold , and
went without Baying , that this and that party
had certain personal property In the shape of
real estate and chattel mortgages that they
never made any returns of to the local asses
sor. The county commissioners hnvo long
felt that something should bo done to prop
erly got at this class of asscss.iblo property ,
and finally hit upon the following plan to ac
complish their end in vlow. About six wcuks
ago they gave notlco through the county
papers to this effect : "That all persons
having mortgages. , on fllo or record in the
county , and not making proper returns of the
same to the assessor , they ( the county com
missioners ) would charco all such mortgages
up on the tax list at their full face value.
They also instructed the county cleric to
notify all such parties in the following brief
but pointed notice :
Mr. , you are hereby notified to appear
bcforo the county commissioners on the -7th
day of June , 1880 , and show causes , if any ,
why mortgages to the amountof $ should
not bo assessed to you.
This had .the desired effect , and not a few
appeared before the board and handed in
their lists bf mortgages never before assessed ,
although they have been upon the county
records for"years. Old mortgages long ago
paid but not released through negligence
were hurriedly released and sweet f rom'Uhe
records by the score before the commission
ers' charging up operation went into effect.
The county's ' exchecquor will ho several
hundred dollars ahead by the operation , and
at the same time it will keep certain patties
from beinc so forgetful nbout listing their
personal property in the future. Commis
sioner Stnrtzer ( dorn. ) of the west district
was the prime mover of the reform , and it is
more than probable that he will moot with
more than ordinary resistance on account of
the part ho took in the mutter when ho
comes UD for re-election this fall , as oorao of
the most prominent-men in both parties have
boon hauled over the coals by the little
scheme of the commissioners.
The Hastings Insane Asylum.
HASTINGS , Nob. , July B. [ Special to Tun
BEE. 1 The asylum for the chronic insane ,
located at Hastings'is rapidly being put In
readiness for the accommodation of patients.
The work of furnishing the huge building
has taken more time than was expected , but
considerable progress has been made. Dr.
Stone , the superintendent , has fitted up his
office in the building and is giving his entire
time to the interests of the institution. Ho
receives valuable assistance from J. W.
Llvcringhouso , the steward , nnd Irom Mrs.
Helen Slater , the matron. The Bleeping
wards have boon furnished with neat iron
bedsteads , covered with snowy linen and
counterpanes. The day wards have not
been furnished. The carpets in the halls ,
offices , public reception rooms , parlors and
living roms are laid ana are of good quality
and tasteful design. The dining rooms are
furnished in antique oak of artistic design.
All of the furnishings throughour. the insti
tution are first-class and nothing but good
taste has been shown in the selections.
The laundry machinery has been received
and is very complete. It consists of two
largo revolving tubs , a revolving wringer , an
immense ironcr for Ironing shirts and col
lars. In the drying room of the laundry is a
largo steam drying rack. The laundry ma
chinery alonocost $1,000.
Steward LIvoringhouso Informed Tun
BBE representative to-day that the building
would bo ready for occupancy on .or about
August 1. The engine and boiler house is
not yet completed and it will bo Impassible
to care for patients at tlio asylum until the
engines and boilers a o ready for use. The
patients will bo brought from Lincoln to
Hastings by a special train. As soon as the
interior of the building lias been finished
Superintendent Stone proposns to have the
grounds beautified and laid out in drives ,
walks and flower beds. The grounds sur
rounding the asylum are as beautiful as can
bo found nnywhero in Nebraska , and under
supervision of a competent landscape gar
dener will bo greatly improved.
Suicided Over Drink and TrnublCB.
STBHLINO , NEB. , July 4. ( Special Tola ,
gram to TUB Bca.J Yesterday afternoon at
2 o'clock the report cumo on the street that
G , L. Skinklo was dead. Drs. Trult and
McGee were summoned , but catno to late to
render any assistance. Tn the morning bo
told a few friends that ho would bo dead before
fore long , nnd no attention was paid to his
talk , as ho had been drinking the last few
days , Hocont troubles have weighed on his
mind to such an extent that his tnind bccumo
unbalanced. Ho put his business in the
hands of an attorney a few hours before and
maae all the preparations that were necoi-
sary in the morning. It is thought
by the doctors that ho took
morphine at about 13 o'clock and at
1 o'clock ' ho told a friend that ho would bo
dead in two hours. A short tlmo after ho
called a man into his office and told him
that ho was going to dlo , and laid down. The
man called for help , but all efforts failed to
rouse him , and at 'Jo'clock Ufa had dnpartcd.
The coroner's Jury found the verdict thut ho
came to his death by poison administered by
his own hand. The deceased was the oldest
physician in the town and loaves
n wlfo finds two small children to
mourn his loss. Ho was a member of tbo
1C of P. lodge , and It was his request that ho
bo buried by that order. There are various
rumors as to the cause , but nothing is known
as tlio only reasons that lie gave were that ho
had nothing to live for , us hU friends had
gene back on him.
Saleof Ore to School Bonds.
CIIKTK , Neb. , July 4. [ Special to THE
BEE.1 The board of education , at its moot-
lug yesterday , sold the remaining $15,000
school bonds to the Fidelity Trust company ,
of Knnssv * City , for 814,815. These bonds
boar only B per cent lnt rest , nnd nro the
balanceof $2J > ,0X , ( ) voted for the now high
school building. The first $10,000 were sold
some time ago at 05 < . The snlo of last night
speaks well for the credit of Crcto.
Accident at Kononaiv.
KKNCSAW , Nob. , July 4. - | Special Tele
gram to TUB BKB.J This morning , Just after
the national snluto had boon fired , n can of
powder exploded , killing Emll Shultz , a
young blacksmith of this place , almost in
stantly. What caused the explosion no ono
ROcrns to know. The blacksmith shop where
it occur roil is badly shattered , and the win
dow lights broken in adjoining buildings.
Nelson linnkn Consolidate.
NELSON , Neb , July 4. [ Spsclnl to THE
BBU. ] The First National bank declared its
dividend yesterday of 8 per cent nnd In
creased Its capital stock to $75,0011 , taking in
a Inrgo nortion of tlio stockholders of the
NuehnlU County bank , which consolidates
With it , ana will wind ui > Its business at once.
( JIOliIOHKATING AI1UUAI ) .
American1) In ( innttnn Observing In-
loniiul 'iic'j Day.
ICopvrfo'il ' IKOIwJnmM G'orJou Hcmi'dO
LONDON , July 4. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun Bnn.l No matter in
what part nt the globn they muy bo , Ameri
cans never permit the Fourth of July to pass
without ni some way celebrating It. Natur
ally the day was not allowed to slip by un
noticed In Lcndon , both the resident nnd vis
iting Americans celebrating Independence In
an appropriate w.\v. Tiioro were no fire
works , rockets , crackers , excursions , band
playing or spread cnglo orations ,
such us are of annual occurrence
in the United States. Thcro
were no lack of patriotic demonstrations ,
however. The reception given by United
States Minister and Mrs Lincoln was , of
course , the most notable event In recogni
tion of the day. Patriotic services in Uov.
Newman Hall's church , a dinner nt tha Cen
tury club , several private dinner uarties , the
Stars nnd Stripes floating In front of the
United States legation und consulate and the
display of the American flag nt a dozen or
moro other places , were additional proof
that the day wa& held dour. The reception
by Minister and Mrs. Lincoln was
given at their residence , No. C
Cadogan square , octwccn 3 nnd 5
o'clock. It was attended by a very largo
number , so many'ln fact that Iho capacity of
the house was taxed. These who have nt-
tciulccl independence day receptions at the
minister's residence in previous years pro
nounced that of yesterday ono of the most
enjoyublo of them all. Owing to the enor
mous number of visiting Americans in Lon
don the attendance of pcoulo of note was
unusually largo. Lincoln's residence was
decorated with great taste. The English
and American flags adorned the balcony
over the entrance and curtained the balls
and doorways. There were flowers in pro
fusion. The reception was Informal , yet
many elegant dresses were to bo seen.
1 have oeen more beautiful women
hero than at any reception for a
long timo. A gentleman who has
beoii.in London jjpcloty Jur years- was heard
to Fem.iHc tITatt'iilftwhU"aUi3nd'cd ware pre
sented to Minister and Mrs. Lincoln and
The anniversary of American indepen
dence was celebrated at Queenstown by a
urge number of Americans , passengers on
the City of Chicago nnd Celtic , which ar
rived tuero from Liverpool en route to New
York. Tbo Americans landed to await the
arrival of the outgoing American mail , and ,
having hired jaunting cars , decorated thorn
with United States ensigns , laurel branches ,
etc. They then mounted tbo cars and drove
through the principal streets , cheering for.
the American nation and President Harrison.
Cheers were given in front of the American
Concert at Tabor Oollciro.
TABOR , la. , July 4. [ Special to Tun BUG. ]
The concert which fittingly closed the un
usually successful exorcises of commence
ment week at Tabor college -was worthy of
special notice. Tlio attendance was very
large and the universal verdict was that the
concert was ono of the best over given in
connection with the college. All the parts
taken by the homo talent were ably per
formed. The. qulntotto , "Gracious Mo !
The Goslings are Flying , " by Schuman , was
especially acceptable. The violin solo by
Mr. G. E. Brooks , 'Koinnnza ' , " by
Svensden , was vociferously encored
and ho responded by a mazurka.
Prof. H. W. Ruifrok-ICriopror , the director
of tno conservatory , in his rendering of
Beethoven's sonata Op. 14 , No. 2 ; a Mon-
dclsshon etude , a gavotte by Bach , and a
ballad by Romecke , showed himsof a muster
of the piano-forte , ono who can not only him
self appreciate the soul of music , but can
show it to others.
The chief attraction of the evening , how
ever , was Mrs. Marie Hester , the talented
contralto , of Chicago. She is a lady of rare
personal beauty , and her stage appearance is
simply sunorb. Her singing captivated the
audience from the first. Possessed of a rich
contralto voice of great purity 'and
compass , she has it under that perfect con
trol which comes from most thorough train-
in the best methods of voice culture , Her
Italian solos , "La Clcca , " and a romana of
Gounod , were given with exquisite taste and
skill. Ho rEnglish songs by Cowan , "Ho-
membranco. " "Snowllakos , " ami "Ho and
She , " called forth an enthusiastic encore , to
which she responded with Strolo/.ki's '
"Dreams" After her rendering of the "Sun-
sot1 , ' by Dudley Buck , her gratified audience
recalled her twico. She graciously re
sponded , filling her hearers with delight.
Mrs. Hester bus returned within a few
months from a tour in Australia , whcro she
sang in the chief cities of thut country , and
was everywhere received with grout enthu
siasm. On her way homo shu completed the
circuit of tbo world , singing in London and
other great cities with rare success. She has
recently removed from Boston to Chicago ,
and the fact Is rapidly coming to bo appreci
ated that in Mrs. Hester the musical talent
not only of Chicago , but of the northwest ,
has received a most valuable acquisition ,
A Clear Onno of Smallpox.
DBS MOIXKS , la. , July ( . [ Special Tnl-
egram to THE BUB , ] Dr. Kennedy , of the
state board of health , went to Marshnlltowu
to-day at the request of the mayor of that
city to Investigate tlio sickness of a daughter
of tha iato Charles Johnson , who recently
died at Spirit Lake with what was pro.
nounccd by some as smallpox , Dr , Kennedy
was convinced that thu daughter bus a clear
case of smallpox , und , as she was with hoi-
father when ho died , that establishes the
niituro of his fatal Illness. Many people
were exposed when ho was sick and consid
erable fear Is felt In northern Iowa. Dr.
Kennedy advises that the daughter bo not
moved , although she Is In the central p&rt of
the city , but n rigid quarantine will bu es
tablished at once ,
The Law a Fallnrn.
MASON Oirr , la. , July 4. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : HKE.J ' . ' 'he success or failure
of the prohibition law In Iowa has l-oen
manifested to-aay. During the past tlirco
days innumerable kegs of beer have been
shipped into the state , principally from
South Minnesota towns. Ono brewing Him
alone doing business at Lylc , could no ; be
gin to supply the demand , turning uway
orders which , could they hava filled , would
have amounted to over thrco car loads of
beer. One of the great drawback * on the
prohibitory law In Iowa is tbo Importation
from other statoa illruntto the consuan"- "
BEATS THE ARIZONA KICKER ,
The Ploturosquo Namoa That Pnrl'd
THE PISTOL BACKS THE PEN.
After a llnttlo of Font Epithets tha
Fluid of Honor If ) Sought as
thn Arbiter ofThoir inky
Quarrel * .
A Sninpln of Parisian Journal lam.
LCr/i/it ( | | / / hu Jiiiiici ( Jonlou llciinctt , ]
PAHI8 , July 3. | Now York Herald Cublo
Special to TUB Bii.1 : In order that our
American readers may got an Idea of French
Journalism wo publish sotnu samples of n con
troversy. Hnoul Contvot writes :
"M. Meyer throws such wild language at
mo that ho evidently does not want to glva
satisfaction , but Intends to hide hlmsolf behind - n
hind his Inkstand. " i 3
"If , by good luck , " answers M. Meyer , "I
am uilstnkon and tlioro is a man behind the 3i
tnsultor , I shall bo only too happy to express
my rvgrct and shall hnvo satisfaction , know ] \i \
hig that two of my friends will not bo Incon
venienced uselessly. " But tlio way in which
M. Moynr goes for M. Tnovcnet , ( minister oJ
Justice , Is batter still. M. Meyer says In an
oft-hand way :
"I have other curs to thrash besides M.
Thovenct. 1 hnvo already proved that M.
Tliovenot lied when hti mounted tbo trlbuno
In the chamber of deputies and said 'that ho
dltt not know Jacques Moyor. The minister
of Justice cannot sue me. Ha dares not.
The minister of justice can at least reply to
my accusations. Ho makes no attempt to do
so. Ho breakfasted six times , I repeat , at
the Cafe Tartou in company with Jacques
Meyer , nnd in the face of .this ho declares :
'I don't know Jacques Meyer personally. '
M. Tliovenot , in Ins capacity of minister of
Justice , has citnor to prosecute mo or got
himself out of the way. "
M. Francis Maynard , the cool-hoadod ob
server who presides over the FJgaro , comes
out boldly and advises M. Tliovenot to with
draw Into private Hvo and thus nip in tho.
bud an Imbroglio that is rapidly assuming tha
proportions of tlio Wilson scandal.
Debats says the whole thing Is simply dis
gusting , nnd suggests that the chamber sot
asldo ono day in the week to wash all tha
soiled linen of Us deputies and tholr Journal *
M. Jules Simon , M. Ferry , M. do Froy-
cinct , and all moderate minded men uoploro
the foulness of the present ntmosphoro that
tarnishes the success of the Paris exhibition.
Mcanwhila M. Uaoul Cavinot comes out in
his paper and goes hammer and tongs at M.
Arthur. Ho calls him a rascal of the most
deep-dyed typo. M. Cavinet says :
"I had fully mndo up my mind to send two
seconds to M. Arthur Meyer , but a docu
ment appeared this morning that proves M.
Arthur Meyer to bo a spy ; in fact M. Manuo
Vilvekn , who was Spanish ambassador in
Paris in 1S74 , rceolvcil a loiter from
M. Vallojo Miranda. secretary of
M. - Canovasdel' - - 7-'Castollo , * 9-prlma
minister of Spain , M. Arthur Meyer as a
person who would bo most useful in keeping
him Informed of all that was gbi.ig on in the
aristocratic and financial circles of Paris. "
Mr. Camvet publishes his loiter , which , ha
contends , maltcs M. Arthur Meyer out to be
n spy. On this ground M. Caulvet declines
to fight witli M. Arthur'Moycr , nnd demands
that Meyer's ' name bo erased from the
roster of the association of French journal
ists. Razors seem to bo flying In the air ,
and this is French Journalism. Thank God
it is not American. It might have been so
thirty years ago , but It does not exist to-day.
1M11XCI3H J1AUKIAGK. H
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ICopi/rWit 1SS3 l > u Jams * Oordon 7J/ui't.l
LONDON , July 4. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tin : Bcn.l The arrange
ments for the inarriugo of Princess Louisa
of Wales hnvo been changed so far as re
gards the place where the ceremony will bo
performed. It was decided last week , a *
wo stated yesterday , that Osborno should
bo the scene of the ceremony , but the queen
has consented to allow It to tnko plsro in
London. This was the original desire of the
Prince and Princess of Wales. The mar
riage will therefore bo celebrated at Buck
ingham palace , where the chapel is already
being prepared for the occasion. The date
fixed is Saturday , tbo 37th inst. These ar
rangements are final. The chapel of Buck
ingham palace was built and fitted up some
years aijo for the convenience of tno queen
at a time when her health did not enable her
to go out to attend divine sorvlco. It has
been very little used since that
period. The .wedding on the 27th
will bo the first that has
over taken place In it. It is is scarcely
necessary to say that the popularity of the
marriupo will bo much increased by its tak
ing place in London. The Bupimrtors of the
government nro rather concerned about the
fact that tbo Prlnco of Wales gives a garden
party nt Marlborough house to-morrow
afternoon to which about forty-five conserv
ative members of parliament have boon In
vited. The date of the garden party was
fixed at n time when II was not imagined that
the wedding would bo so noon decided upqn.
It will bo awkward if the grant to the
children of the prmco tthould bo thrown out ,
owing to tbo party given by the prince him
self ; of this , however , tboro is no immediate
danger. The discussion will bo kept going If
necessary till the return of the forty.fivo.
They will bo within reach of a summons ,
und could get to the house In a quarter of an
hour should an emergency occur. The
fourth Is that the wedding has coma upon
everybody outside the Prince of Wales'
household as a surprise. The ministry has A
boon credited with springing a mlna upon
the house of commons , but they know noih-
Injr whatever of the Intended marriage until
a few days ago. They havB really had no
tlmo to appoint tlio committee demanded by
Mr. Lobouchero. It would bo far hotter to
have the decision of a parliamentary cora-
inlttoo for tbo regulation of all royal grants
In the future , nnd tbo government woula
doubtless bo only too glad If they had this
decision to fortify them now on this point.
Some satisfactory assurances are likely to
bo given this afternoon , and probably a corn-
promise will bo arrived at.
Deadly lee Cream.
DBS MoiNr.s , la. , July 4. [ Special Telo-
Kram to TUB BKE. | The celebration at
Adair to-day had a serious termination ,
nearly a hundred people having been " i
poisoned by eating Ice cream. They were at "H '
a general picnic , and after dinner the people , * < .
by scores were taken with terrible poms and
acony , It wild found that the ice cream was
made In bonio now cans , and It is thought
that sulphata of zinc from the cans entered
the cream. Quo physician was poisoned , una
that left but two doctors to attend tuo great
crowd ol stricken people , Nearly u punlo
ensued at first , but this evening they ar
moio qulo * , , and it U thought nil , nave
bb' uiu * or two. will rocov" .
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