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NINETEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , MONDAY MO&NING , JULY 22 , 1889. NUMBER 33.
MIRAGE OF THE SILENT CITY ,
Prof. WIlloughtoy'B Taloa of a Wonderland -
dorland In Alaska.
A DEE MAN INVESTIGATES.
Miner W. Bruce Ncnrly tionca Ilia
til To In an Attempt to Rxploro
the Frozen HCRJOO
A CorrcBpondc 'B Kxporlonoo.
GLACIP.U 1UT.tintka , July 10. ( Vm Vic
toria , II. Oi July 21. ) [ Special Telegram to
XHK tier. . ] Early this month , Minor W.
iruco , correspondent of Tun Ur.E , loft
Juncnu , Alaska , In company with a party of
native Indians , on an expedition to the
Glacier country for the purpose of exploring
tlio region of the wonderful mirages alleged
to have been seen there by ono Prof. Wll-
loughby. Ho went particularly to satisfy
himself of ttio existence of the mirage ot the
"SllentClly , " the reports of which have
mystified hundreds of people.
The party arrived nt the glacier and at
once set about the Investigation. Detach
ments were sent in different directions with
Instructions to report nt a given point nt n
tinted time. On the 8th of July ono of the
detachments returned to report the sudden
And mysterious disappearance of Mr. Bruco.
Search was at once instituted , and over
twonty-llvo natives wore soon scouring
the mountains and valleys. Grave ap
prehensions wcro felt that ho had fallen
Into one of the crovlscs. Some of Mr.
Bruco's shorthand notes wore found by ono
of the natives , and put in possession of L.
B. French , n member of the party. Mr.
French greatly aided In tbo search for the
missing man , which rt-as continued up to
July 15 under the most trying circumstances.
On tho.morning of the ICtn Mr. Bruce was
taken from u glacier by tbo Indians and
f ound to bo all vo but unconsclous.Kcstoratlves
wcro quickly applied and In twenty minutes
bo gained consciousness. In the nfternoon
ho and party started for Juncnu , where thov
arrived July IS. Bruce will recover. A full
account of bin sufferings und rescue will bo
mailed by steamer leaving this port to-mor
Bruce IN Kafr.
JUXRAU , Alaska , July 14 , ( vlaNanalmo , B.
C.July 21. ) [ SpecialTclegramtoTun Unn.J
Bruce wns taken from a glacier by Indians
July 15 and arrived this morning fairly well
t tried to Intercept n steamer with former
dispatch ; particulars by the next steamer.
ANOTHER I > AM D1SAST1SII.
Xho Jluckliic Vnlloy Torn Up for
LANCASTER , O. , July 21. Ono of the moit
disastrous storms ever known in the Hock
ing valley.culminated yesterday In the
breaking of Sharp's clam at Sugar Grove , on
the Hocking cannl. The dam held In store
the largo body" of water that supplies the
lower levels of the canal. The heavy rains
had filled tbo reservoir full , when suddenly
the dam gave way and the water wont out
through the valley , taking with it every
moving object. For twenty miles the soil Is
plowed up. Trees , fences , crops and hun
dreds of head of llvo stock were swept away.
No lives were lost , because the houses nro
situated on a bluff that overlooks the valley.
The canal for miles isi wrecked.and thou
sands of feet of railroad track are washed
The Old Story.
ICopyrlalit ISW In Jama Gordon TJein- ; ' . !
LONDON , July 21. | Now York Herald
Cable Special to THE BEE. I The unex
pected and unusual prices paid at the recent
art sale for pictures which n few years ago
wore hawKcd about by starving artists and
sold for a song , are awakening the usual
comment upon the ingratitude of the public
and the cruel fate of men of genius , who die
Rnlnfng a crust nnd leaving their children in
rngs to beg for bread at the foot of their
statutes. Poor Millet , for instance. What
Bunshluo would have fallen upon his life
could ho have obtained for bis masterpiece
lialf the sum yielded at the recent auction.
The "Angelas" was us noble a picture in
1859 ns to-day , but the people apparently did
not so understand.
Lord llnndolph Buys a Paper.
tCopj/rfo'it ' IffOliu Jama Gordon BcnnttM
LONDON , July 21. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to THIS 13m : . ] The announce
ment that Lord Randolph Churchill has become -
come a newspaper proprietor in Birmingham
is too important an incident In the present
curious state of politics to puss without com
ment. The Journal In question is an after
noon issue and has been doing good and hon
orable work in Birmingham In favor of the
conservative cause , but it means moro ambi
tious ventures and the public are asked to
ubscribo ! > 0,000 worth of now life und
A ProHiiorous Company.
yi Igtit J8S9 bv Jamu Gordon /iuiU.1
JOIIANNUSMEHO , July 21. [ Now Yorlc Her
ald Cable Special to Tun BEE. ] At the
statutory meeting ot the Johannesburg Es
tate company to day a 5 per cent dividend
was declared for the four mouths which
have elapsed since the company's formation.
The balance sheets show a clear profit of
over 11,000 , and since it was drawn up one-
ninth , of the company's Dornforlcln property
bus been sold at 7MX ) profit. Shares were
dealt In nt 1& per cent premium.
The AVhlteohnpol Myutory.
lCopi/ru/il ( / IS8 tin Jam * U.mlmt . lleiuiM , ]
LONDON , July 21. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tnu Bun. ] How the
"Hipper" spent Sunday the police are Ignor
ant. They are us much in tbo dark us ever ,
\Vhltcctmpel was crowded to-day with vis
itors , who bothered the babies with ques
tions about the various murders. The police
directed nil Inquirers to Scotland Yard ,
where no Information was obtainable for
Kscnpod Prisoner * Klro on Their Pur-
CLUVKLANU , O. , July 31. Two prisoners ,
W. A. Smith und Klclmrd M. Mansfield ,
broke from the county Juil lust night , going
through the sluto roof. Deputy Sheriff
Golifsol went to the western part of the city ,
where ono of the men lived , und with a po
liceman , lay In wait for the follows , About
midnight u carriage contuitilng tha two men
passed along the street. The oillcors called
to.-Uia occupants of the vehicle to stop.
Several shots wore exchanged and GolUbol
was futclly wounded. Thu carriage wui
driven rapldl.f nway. An hour later the rig
wi found u mile from the plucu of Bhootlnp.
In the buggv was the tleuil body of a man.
It was ut first thought that tin * dead , man
was Smith , but those who knew him failed
to identify the corpse , und the police are
till In the dark. They think , however , the
( lend man was up to mischief , for In the
buggy were found two revolvers , a club , a
crow-driver and a piece of rope. The horso.
which had been stolen In the eastern part of
the city , wa wouuded.
SAI/T tiAKK NHWS.
A Trnntrd Brother lleatn the Mormon
Clinroh The August Election.
SALT L.AKB CITT , July Sl. f Special
Telegram to THE BP.K. | William Fisher ,
of Oxford , has been cut oft from
the Mormon church. Some two years
ngo the church deeded to FUher $13,000
worth of cattle to keep them out of
tbo hands of the United States marshal , who
was confiscating Mormon church property.
A few days ago the church requested
Brother William to hand them buck , but the
good brother , with a bill of tale in his pos
session , told the church authorities to "go
to. " This Is only ono of a score of similar
The campaign tmi commenced hero in
earnest for the August election. While the
Gnntitci have no great hope of carry
ing thin election , Vet the prospects
for carrying the city next February
nro excellent. The city has been under
Mormon domination Jor forty years nnd to-
dav some wards nt the city nro without a
drop of water , the result of rank misrule.
Taking this as n text , George Q. Cannon , in
n tabernacle nddross. Sunday , made the fol
lowing assertion : "If our water supply is
pcarce , bear it patiently , not seeking to blatno
somebody for that , which God is the cause. "
That Is , not to blumo the city council for not
providing un udcquutonysUimof waterworks.
Brother Cannon also opposed the sewerage
system some time since , because , "If the
Loni had wanted sewers , they would have
been placed hero long since. " The Gentiles
arn tailing the water question ni their text
and propose to push It. Never before huvo
the Mormons been so dissatisfied with their
chiefs as now , nnd the Indications point to a
rebellion against these In authority , and that
A rilOPOSKD CONSTITUTION.
Lawyers Prepare n Document 1'or
Nortli Dnkotu'fi Consideration.
BlsMAitCK , July 21. The constitutional
convention hns been given a surprise by the
presentation of the complete constitution
\ \ ntch Is to bo considered during the coining
week. This constitution Is said to have been
prepared with great care and after consul
tation with some of the ablest constitutional
lawyers in the union. In many respects it is
Identical with the articles already introduced.
It Is a compilation of the best provisions of
the constitutions of the different states
and the United States fitted to North
Dakota. In regard to taxation it hns no
specific provisions , embodying the Wisconsin
constitutional provision on this subject ,
which provides that the rate of taxation
shall bo uniform unon property made subject
to taxation by the legislature , leaving the
power of regulating the mode of taxation
with the legislature. It also provides that
the property of non-residents shall not bo
taxed at a higher rate than that of residents.
gives the legislature power to flx passenger
and freight rates on railroads ana transporta
tion companies , the rates to bo reasonable ,
and the courts to decide what are
reasonable rates ; prohibits the loaning of
the credit of the state to any association or
corporation ; vests the Judicial power in a
court of impeachment , consisting of the sen
ate , supreme court , district court , county
courts und justices of thn peace , thus pro
viding for the establishment of county
courts ; limits the number of Judges of the
supreme court to three , which
may bo increased after five years.
It provides against female suffrage.
Thu house of representatives shall consist of
not less than seventy-live nor moro than 120
members , and the senate shall not be less
than one-third uor moro than one-half the
size of the house. Each organized county
bhall be entitled to at least ono member of
the houso. Senators are divided into two
classes ono to be elected every two years
und the other every four , u provides
for biennial sessions of the legisla
ture. not exceeding ninety daysTwo -
thirus of tbe members-elect may override
the vote power , it is against minority rep
resentation , providing for elections by n plu-
rulity vote. It gives the IccUluture full
power to regulate liquor licenses. Any coal
lands which the * state may acquire by con
gressional grunt shall never bo sold , but
umv bo leased. The school fund shall bo in
vested in Unised States bonds , bonds of stnto
or first mortgage securities ot state , at not
moi-o than half the value of the land. The
school fund shall * bo considered a trust
fund , the interest to bo used
for schools , and in the case of
the loss of any part of the principal the state
must make It good. Itprohiblts the passage of
special luws. The property of a wife before
marriage , and what slio may acquire during
marriage , shall bo exempt from execution on
claims against the husband. It directs the
legislature to pass liberal homestead laws ;
prohibits forclcn corporations from transact
ing business in the state until they appoint
an agent in the state who shall bo
subject to process by law ; provides
that no foreigner shall vote
until two years after ho has declared
his Intention to become a citizen and that the
reading of the declaration of Independence
with facility bo considered a test of the qual
ification of a voter. No act of the legisla
ture shall take effect until within sixty days
after adjournment unless specially provided
in the preamble or body of the act.
This constitution will furnish abundance
.of material for discussion , und thosn who
huvo read it predict it will bo adopted with
very few changes.
AN EXTBA.OHD1NA-UY BEQUEST.
A Woman Iioavca Ail Her Property
to a Couple of Curs.
NASHVILLE , Tenn. , July 21. | Soecial Tel
egram to Tun BBB. ] The most extraordi
nary will over known Was probably made
public hero yesterday. Mrs. Mary Ann
Schaub , an aged German lady , who has
lived in Nashville for the past sixty years ,
died at her home in the northern suburb * of
the city , where she has lived tor nearly half
u century. Slio had no Uln in the world nf
whom uny one knows , and had surrounded
herself by a number of doga and
cats. She hod accumulated property
valued at about (0,000 , and this she loaves hi
trust for two of her favorlto dogs. The anl-
inuls are of the commonest breed. She pro
vides that a HUfllelent sum shall bo reserved
from her personalty I * maintain th'csu does
in comfort as locg us they live , and especially
ono bed and clothing for their occupancy , A
young lady whom she adopted some" years
ago Is made second beneficiary upon the con
dition that oho will live in the house and
cnro for tlieto dogs for a period of eight
years. If at the end of this term her tusk
has been dutifully performed , she shall conic
into possession of the entire property.
A Narrow Uucnpe.
NEW YOIIK , July 21. Early this mornlnc
lire gutted the tluue-story building occupied
by Moses , Wolll as n storage pluco for car
riages. The neighborhood being n tenement
district great excitement was created and It
was necessary for the police to clear the
street , which was Ailed with half clad pee
ple. Thin was hardly accomplished when
the front wall ot the building fell into the
street. Several firemen nnd policemen were
slightly Injured by the flying bricks ; lo s ,
Ill roe Noiroc8 to Bn Ijynohnd.
NEW OULKXNS , July 21. A Vioksburg
special says : A dispatch received hero from
Clinton , La. , states that thieo of the llvo
negroes who murdered Prutorlan u few
months ago , wcro captured at Kcd lllvcr
Junction , brought to Clinton to dav , and will
bo ivnrficd to-night at the sccno of the thur-
Atffow York Tbo State of Indiana , from
Glasgow ; thu Puventry , from Hamburg ; the
Persian Monarch , from London ; the Indian
Prince , from Havunu , nnd Lu Nomadic ,
ALMOST A DOUBLE DROWNING
W. H. Faton Moots His Death In
the Oodar TUvor at Fuller ton.
MEIKLEdOHN'S NARROW ESCAPE.
Nebraska's Lieutenant Governor At-
tcinptn to Ucficno Ilia Friend
nud Very Nearly Finds a
Hml Drownlne nt Kiillertnn.
POLI.BUTOX , Nob. , July 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEB. ] Pullcrton wns the Bcono
of nn accident this morning which resulted
in the death of W. H , Puton and came ncnr
costing the life ot Lieutenant Governor
Mclklojohn. Molklojohn nnd Paten had
spent Saturday night utPaton's ranch , a
short distance from FullerUn. Sunday
morning they walked to the Cedar river , nnd
Paten stepped in to measure the stream
for the purpose of finding out if
tlicro wns a sufllclent depth of
water to float a small yacht which they
talked ot putting nn the rlvor. Paten got
beyond his depth and commenced culling for
help. Moiklojohn at once throw off bis
clothing and plunged Into the water. The
water wns deep and the moment Meiklojohn
reached his friend the niter grasped htm ,
rendering help impossible. Meiklojohn finally
succeeded in reaching the shore and called
for help. The Emery brothers , ut the Union
Pacific depot , were the first to roach the
place. They found Moiklojohn nearly dead
from exhaustion and heat. Paton's body
was not found until two hours afterwards.
Mclklejohn will undoubtedly recover unless
brain fever should t'ttack him , At present
ho Is resting quietly nt the Union Puclflo
station , Paten und Moiklejohn were 11 rm
friends andHho latter is wild with grief over
the accident. Ho was powerless to avoid It.
Grant For lnu Ahead.
GKANT , Neb. , July 21. [ Special to Tnn
BKK.I A gentleman traveling for a safe
company came into town the other day , and ,
in the course ot conversation , said :
"You fellows hero at Grant have a
remarkable faculty for keeping your town
before the public. Grunt is the best adver
tised town of its ago In Nebraska. I travel
all over the state , and everywhere I run up
against Grant. There is always some ono
around who has been there , or there Is some
dally pupcr or circulur lying around which
has something to say about the town.
But then it is all right. I think mvsolf ,
without any of the enthusiasm of interested
parties , chat Grant deserves every word ever
said In her favor. There Is a 'got there' ex
pression in the face of every man you meet
on the street , and you can sro the same lu-
domitublo spirit in the various improvements
goluit on. I was over this road in July , 1887 ,
and if anybody had told mo then that In two
years I would see such u town Hero as this , I
should either hnvo considered him insane or
nn abnormal Nebraska liar. The public is
watching you with a good deal of Interest ,
nnd you have but to pursue your present bint
to make Grant first among the western cities
of the state. "
The people of Grant will give this opinion
a unanimous endorsement. In fact , every
Grant man is , using n western expression ,
utterly stuck on the town. Her strokes of
good fortune have como with such regu
larity und frequency that wo believe the
town born , like the happily lamented Mr.
Cleveland , to huvo greatness thrust upon
her. Will TUG Bic : und 1U readers listen
to a story ! It is short. It is tact. The story
will show that It must , governed by the law
of cause und effect , huvo u sequal. The man
who runs and reads may toll the sequel with
out waiting for time to write It. la 18SO
Grant , or the spot on which it was destined
to stand , was u howling wilderness of buf
falo bones und buffalo grass. Not only was
Grunt destitute of a house , but tbo surround
ing country abandoned to coyotes , prairie
doirs and owls. In 1S87 the conquering army
of settlers invaded the country , and Grant
rose from the earth like n sphynx. What
mysterious power Is it that championed the
new town nud forced it ut one ntrulo to pros
perity und stability J In 1833 that power In-
crcuscd the Inspiration of her people and
sent her many moro of tha same mettle. A
wilderness of buffalo bones and buffalo grass
iulBSU ; a wilderness of wutor trenches und
rising houses in 1SS9. There Is an nrmj of
men opening up und laying pipe in llvo miles
of ditches. There ( s an army of men en
gaged on the foundation for the stand pipe ,
which , when comulotod , will stand nearly
ono hundred foot above the level of the
A visiting stranger who heard us talking
about the water works la March , remarked
that half the men in town wcro stark crazy
and the other half visionary Idiots. But , as
has before beou remarked , there is a got-
thcrcucss about Grant which turns up its
nose at ridicule and doubt. She singles out
her object , sees that her gun Is loaded be
fore she llres. and then shoots a hole through
every barnacle who puts In an obstructing
appearance. She undertakes nothing but to
succeed , and there is but one end to her un-
deitakings success. It will ho heard by
uud by that Grunt has a system of water
works embracing all modern improvements ,
nnd that the event of their completion will
bO duly celebrated. Grant , at the ago of
two years , stands infinitely In advance of
auy town in the west.
Politico nt Columbus.
COLUMUUS , Nob. , July 21. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Politics in Platte county are warm
ing up. Candidates for the various oOluos iu
great numbers are being groomed for the
full campaign. First In Importance Is tlio
treasurer , who has , tbe funds at his disposal.
Tbo republicans will , without doubt , re-
nominate the present incumbent , August G.
Bccher , who has served but ouo term. Ho
is the only official In the history of the county
who has paid a surplus of fees into the
couutv treasury. Ho is not it politician. The
democrats are somewhat frustrated iu their
efforts to Hud an available candidate to run
against Mr. Bcchor. J. B. Dolsmun , a prom
inent merchant of this cltv , and Michael
Muhcr , a wealthy nnd influential farmer ,
will try for the empty honor of representing
Platte county democracy in the race for
For county clerk the republicans nro lookIng -
Ing for the man who can beat John Stauffer ,
the present democratic incumbent. Men uro
scat co who think themselves capable of per
forming this feat. Mr. Stauffur has been
clerk for more than twelve yours and a short
time ago stated that ho would not run again ;
that U.V. . Phillips , lib deputy , would bo
the candidate ; but later information Indi
cates that the party managers huvo induced
him to reconsider his former statements.
Should ho accept the nomination ho cannot
For county superintendent L. J. Cramer
will bo renomluuted without opposition by
the republicans , and tbo democrats have not
found u man yet who wants to measure
swords with Mr. Cramer , who U n capable
ofllcial and understands the workings of pol
itics throughout the county. H. J. Hudson ,
tbo present Incumbent , will undoubtedly bo
ronoimnatcd by the republicans for county
judge , as ho has had but ono term. Ho has
been un excellent Judge uuu posbesses politi
cal strength , The democrats thus far huvo
found no candidate for this place.
For ohorltT the democrats have a half
dozen candidates , embracing some of the
best and some of the worst men In the
county , Among the most prominent candi
dates nro Cha.'loy Tuylor , QUO of the Cojum-
bu city police , who lias mudo quite a record
us a shrewd ofilcer aud detective ,
Curley Caldwell , at present tbo coroner , is
a cunilldato who will develop strenRtb if hu
makes an active fight ? forJ the nomination.
Ho is n resident of Humphrey nnd has a
largo following from the northern part of
the county. D. C. Ifovannugh , of Platte
Center , and Carl Brartdt , 'of the western
part of the county , nro tanking an nctivo
canvass for the nomination. On the repub
lican sldo William Blosdora , the present In
cumbent , Is the only ono ulentloned for the
nomination. Ho bus made a good ofllcml and
will probably bo re-elected.
For county surveyor , Hlchnrd L. Rossitor ,
of Platte Center , nnd John Eundcn , of Co
lumbus , will contest for the nomination bo-
fora the democratic convention. George L ,
Truman , of Monroe , will be nominated by
the republicans without opposition.
Platte county on a Straight party vote is
democratic by 800 majority , ana if the cam
paign Is properly managed every man on the
ticket could bo elected , out a division of the
democratic party Intoawo factions has for
the last few joara reunited in dividing the
ofllcea with the republicans , By nominating
u clean ticket the republicans crvn re-elect
every man now Iu ofllco and perhaps gain ono
or two moro. _
The Kearney Camp Meeting.
KEAUNBT , Nob. , July 21 . [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun BEE. ] It Is estimated that
over five thousand people nttoadcd services
nt the lake this morning. At 0 n. in. the love
feast was administered by Ilev. F. W. Ware ,
of Lexington. Evangelist J. II. Webber , of
Chicago , delivered a discourse on "Aro
Thcso Things Sol" which was taken with
interest. This afternoon the sacrament of
the Lord's Suupor was conducted by Presid
ing Elder Stevens , president of tbo Camp
Meeting association. Hov.T. B. Lemon , of
Omaha , preached ono of his Inimitable ser
mons to n largo crowd. The RincritiK was
furnished bv Prof. H. ) M. Draper's cborus
class , assisted by n double quartette. The
association now congratulates Itself upon
the great success of the first series of meet
ings hold under its direction.
Khrrmnn County Crops.
Lour Cirr , Nob. , July 21. | Special to THE
BEE. ] Tlio crop outlook In Sherman county
has very materially cllangod for the bettor
In tuo last two weeks.Very heavy rains
hnvo thoroughly soaked up the ground again
and grain shows a wonderful improvement.
The oats crop will bo light , but of bettor
grade than that of last your. In some local
ities wheat is rather short , but the heads are
large , well filled and plump kernel. Taking
the county over the acreage is about 10 per
cent Increase and the grade 30 per cent bet
tor than last year's crop. The corn crop
promises to bu much bettor thail that of last
year. The recent heavy storms did no diun-
agc to crops. Farmer * are now in the midst
of harvest and ara Jubilant over the prospec
tive results of their labors.
The Ijonir Pine 'CJiuuttuiqun.
LONO PINB , Nob. , July 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tire BuE.l The trains from the
east and west this morning brought many
people to attend tho3n9Remblv. At 9 n. in.
Mr. J , D. Stewart conducted a Sunday
school. At 11 o'clockkHov. A. W. Lamar , of
Omaha , preached a Bormon , which was
highly appreciated. Rev : Aunio M. Palmer ,
ot Bormsboro , la. , nlso'dtlivored an excellent
disc irso on gospel temperance. This was
followed by an address toyoung folks by H.
Bross , a children' ! ! meeting , und vespers.
Hov. Meucham , of Boston , preached a prac
tical sermon in the evening.
Two Moro Conductors Bounced.
NcmtAsiu. CITV , Neb , July 21. [ Special
Telegram to THE Bms.-Two moro B. & M ,
conductors , Kciltlcld and Gudd , wore dis
charged from service lost night. This makes
the third in a week.rThelr friends claim it
is because they belong to thoCo'nductors |
Brotherhood , but ft'is ui'uro than likely that
the reason wus foe drunkenness , as they
were known to imbibe > too freely * -Tho al
leged trouble threatened by tlp ) conductors'
order will probably amount to nothing.
NEiuuaicA CITV , Neb. , July 31. JSpeclal
to THE Bin : . ] Mrs. Green and children , col
ored , who have been under quarantine hqro
for some time because ot a small pox scare ,
will bo sent away to-morrow by churity.
Her husband sent her hero from Denver to
get rid of her. She wants to go to Omaha.
Mrs. Carey nnd children , wife of the em-
bczzliug blacksmith , will nlso be sent to
Omaha to-morrow , where they huvo friends.
They are in destitute circumstances hero.
A AViancr Clilzon'H Demise.
WISNEII , Nob. , July 21. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Ben. | Frank rf. Van Dorn , propri
etor of the WUncr railing' mills und presi
dent of the Citizens' State bank , of Winner ,
died nt 8 o'clock this morning after two days'
Illness , aged tliirty-throo. Ho leaves a wife
and ono son In good circumstances. His
death is u great loss to this community , nnd
u sad blow to his family nnd relatives. The
romulns will bo interred Wednesday after
noon by the Masonic fraternity.
Phillips to B-J Bailed Out.
NISIIUABKA CITJT , Nob. ' , July 21. | Special to
THE BEK.J The B. &M. officials have prom
ised Mrs. Phillips , who has been earnestly
working in behalf her husband , tbo engineer
who committed the murderous assault on
Wallace Itouch , to secure his release from
Jail to-morrow by going on his bond for $300.
It Is likely that tbo case will not como uu for
trial iu court , ns Roach has entirely recov
ered from the stabbing. '
The Sheriff Chosen. Assignee.
GIIAND ISIAND , Neb , , July 21. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. ] The creditors of
Thomas Garrett have chosen. Sheriff E. A.
Wedgerwood as assignee aud the clock will
be sold In a few days.
D. F. Jamieson , mortgagee , bought the
furniture ot the Jauiieson house , which was
ownedby Frank Rice.Tbo house was
closed aboufthrcgwooks _ ago ,
AC. A. K.
BLOOMIXQTON , Neb. , July 21. [ Special
Telegram to TUB BBE. ] The members of
Autietnm post , No. 1'il , accompanied by
their wives , gave Hon. O. G. Bailey u blith-
day surprise party yesterday afternoon at
his homo , four miles nqrth of bore. A hand
some cane , with hla name engraved thereon ,
wan presented to him bj Chaplain S , Cole in
behalf of the members }
Cuiiilni ; Comity's Harvost.
WISXEII , Neb. , JulyJSL [ Special to THE
BEE. ] Harvesting is iin full blast. Hains
during the past' wctkj have damaged barley
greatly. Wheat juul-oita are about half cut
nnd In good condition ; The wheat yield is
largo und. quality Hue ; The oat yield Is u
llttlo short , but of good quality. Corn crop
in splendid condition ' juid promises an im
Now School llnlico at Wahnsh.
WAIUBII , Neb. . July21. . [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun BEE. ] Tie ( bids for tne now
school house wcro opened yesterday. Abra
ham Flcker rccelvad , the contract for * 899.
Work will begin at once and this Improve
ment brings Wubush up to the front with
other Cuss county towns.
Overcome | > y Foul Air.
HOIIAUT , Ind , , July 21. On the farm of
Henry Iloffmun. near hero , this morning , the
hired mun weut down Into a well to get a
piece of meat which had fallen into the wa
ter. Ho was overcome by.foul air and fell
Into the wutor. A neighbor named Michael
Hoffuer went dawn to rescue him und wus
also overcome. Neither of ' .the bodies have
been recovered uji to this evening ,
Four Ilunilrrd HniiHca Uurnoil.
PESTH , July 21J Poiir hundred houses and
public buildings were doitroyod by flro in
the town of Paks to-day. Many children arn
reported misaluu. Hundred * ' nf people are
rendered houiolojs bv tuo 11 ro , und the
Ifreutest distress prevail * . '
POLITICS ACROSS THE RIVER ,
Wheeler Ahead In the Iowa Gov-
ANTI-MONOPOLY WILL WIN.
Ilnllrond Jlulo Over and Corporation
Candidates Gottlnc tlic Cold
Forlorn Hope. .
The Situation In lown.
Dns Moixns. In. , July CO. [ Special to Tun
BKK.I The political canvass In this stnto becomes -
comes rnoro and rooro animated as the weeks
roll by. The three lending candidates for
governor , Hull , Hutchinsbn nnd Wheeler ,
are contesting the ground Inch by Inch , and
have no scruples against Invading cnch
other's territory. Locality , which nhvnya
figures largely In iiollttcnl struggles , hns
been lost sight of in some instance ? , nnd the
candidates "frco-for-nll . "
nro having a - - race.
Wheeler , aided by the powerful inlluouco of
the Sioux City Journal , will likely hold
northwestern Iowa solid , but neither of the
other candidates will bo nblo to secure the
unanimous support from his immediate sec
tion ; Captain Hull is meeting With very
hard luck in this particular. 13otti
Bnono and Story counties , which
adjoin Polk , Hull's homo , on
the north , are lllicly to go for Wheeler ,
r.titt so may Dallas on the west. Jnspcrcounty
on the east , will probably go for Hutuhiiison.
Warren county , which Joins Polk on the
south , will stand by Hull to the last. Hutchinson -
inson Is also fltuUne things anything but
lovuly with his Immediate neighbors. Kco-
kuk county , which Jolus Wuppollo , Hutchln-
son's homo county , on the north , has olcctca
a delegation divided on first clioluo between
Hutchlnson nnd Hull , and D.ivis on the
south , went solid fur Hull. An attempt IB
being mndc to work up n boom for Hutchln
son in southwestern lown , but the movement
finds only weak support outside of Montgom
ery county. Senator Wlldiuan , of Montgom
ery , who voted with the railroads nnd broke
his pledges to the people in the last legisla
ture , Is out strong for Hutchlnson
and may ho able to carry his
county for the "Wnppcllo statesman. "
Fremont and Mills prefer Liirrabco , but us
the governor has most emphatically do-
clrred himself opposed to n third term , and
has positively stated that ho would not ue >
cept the Domination under any circum
stances , these votes will likely go to
Wheeler , as being n moro radical anti
monopolist than cither Hull or Hutchmsan.
In the davs when railroad politicians ruled
the state , a candidate living on a leading line
of rallwav was almost sure of the votes of
the counties which the road penetrated.
Under the old regime , southwestern Iowa
would como up to the convention howling
for Hutchlnson as the "Q" candidate , but
since Peter Hepburn and his followers are
no longer directing political affairs In that
section , it is not llkolv that such will bo the
case in the present contest. Tlio influence
of the Chicago , Hurlington & Quinoy rull-
road as a political factor , which formerly
ruled tlio Eighth district with an
iron hand , has been reduced to the
minimum , and since Hepburn's defeat
the "railroad uolitician" has not dared to iw-
BcrLnini301f.it ) parly , councils. IsVthero- -
fora safe to say that the votes of that section
will go to that candidate who is'tlio least in
fluenced by corporations. In the county con
ventions held this week , Wheeler Is clearly
In the lead , and , If the same ratio holds out ,
ho will como into the convention \yiiu a
small majority ovorboth. the other candidates.
The four banner republican counties of Hur-
din , Hamilton , Marshall and Story , which Ho
contiguous to each other , are almost certain
to go for Wheeler. Marshall voiced her sen
timents last week , and a few days ago liar-
din selected a strong Wheeler delegation by
a vote of moro Uisui two to ono. Other coun
ties in northeastern Iowa which adjoin these
hnvo caught the infection and tnls part of
the state will undoubtedly cast a heavy vote
for the "farmer candidate. "
Senator Finn , the Irrepressible anti-
monopolist from Taylor county , has finally
decided to become a candidate for lieutenant-
governor In earliest , and is moblliiiiug his
forces and getting ready for the light. HIB
leading opponent will probably bo Senator
Paynecr , of Tanvtt , who is a farmer of exceed
ingly conservative tendencies , und who
would bo entirely unobjectionable to the
corporations. Hull und Pa.vncer llvo in al
most adjoining counties , and would not innko
n good team on account of locality , but Pav-
uccr would make a good running mate with
Hutchlnson. Wheeler and Finn , from the
standpoint of locality , would make a good
team nnd will well together on general orin-
clplos , and "to this complexion will it como
at last" or all political signs will fall.
The democrats do not seem to bo nblo to
recover from the demoralization produced by
the railroad combine last year and are hope
lessly floundering in the iniro of political
despondency. No candidate has applied for
the empty honors of a nomination for gov
ernor , nnd it'is doubtful if any maa of state
reputation can bo found who will accept the
position as n frco gift. Hall , of Burlington ,
says ho will not take it under any cir
cumstances. Judge McIIcnry is being petted
und coaxed and fluttered and constantly re
minded of his great popularity with the
masses , and It is possible that ho may yet re
luctantly consent to lead the forlorn hope to
its certain defeat. McHonry is probably the
strongest candidate that the democracy can
name , but if the republicans nro united ho
will coma many thousand votes short of the
necessary numbers. In his own city and
district ho would run much ahead of his
ticket without doubt , but not enough to
overcome the 30,000 majority rolled up last
year for Harrison.
The recent crushing dofcat of prohibition
In Massachusetts nnd Pennsylvania , and the
adoption of high license as tlio settled policy
pf the republican party In so many states ,
has In a measure- opened up the question In
this state.--Many conservative republicans
11 ro quietly Islkjng resubmlsslon. .lust
whether the quest ion TvlUtako definite shape
Is hard to determine. The moro radical pro
hibitionists , led by 13. F. Wright , president
of the State Temperance alliance , nro clam
oring for moro legislation and boldly threat
ening to knife the party at the polls If it ful
lers or fails to adopt the most radical means
for the enforcement of prohibition. Astute
constabulary is favored by some , whlia
others nro warmly supporting the scheme to
confer municipal milTraga upon women.
Holh of thcso measures will likely ho pre
sented to the coming legislature und in homo
localities will have u hcarlni ; on the cam
paign. The party Is in ao condition to adopt
any such radical incasmos und it is highly
probable that no advanced toinporanco legis
lation will bu recommended by the state con
vention. IEX. !
A SOUTH OMAHA MAN.
Jacob Ilellxr Ilcn From Siinatrolcn
In St , Joseph.
ST. JosKi-ir , Mo. , July 31. ( Special Telegram -
gram to TIII : BEE , ] Jacob Iluller was sun-
struck yesterday and died at the city hospi
tal to-day. Ho is unknown in St. Joseph ,
Ills niimo was learned from letters ho carried
In his pocket , which also state that ho Is In
the employ of Jotter & Co. , of South Omuha.
Ho U protmbly about thirty years of age.
AVoitthor Indications ,
Nebraska Fair , proccdsd by slight show
ers , cooler , winds becoming northwesterly ,
Iowa-- * air , cooler , northwesterly winds.
Dakota Fair , cooler in southeastern ,
warmer in northwestern portion , norlhweit-
crly winds ,
A Cyolono In Manitoba.
WiXKireo , July 2J. A report ban reached
thin cltv that u cyclone passed over iio Dele
rainu district yesterday.
THU13IS AFTBR TUB IlOMOIt.
Mnndy nncl EdRcrton
\Vnnt to lie Sonntor * .
Ht'iiON , N. D. , July 21. ISpcclal to TUB
Ai stated in your Sioux Falls corre
spondence , only three name * nro now men
tioned for the scnutorslilp Pottigrow ,
Moody nnd Edpcrton. Mr. Louoks and his
friends iloMroci that ho should so ; but tlio
constitution of the United States declares
that Mr. Loucks can't , in these words : "No
person shall bo n senator who shall not Imvo
attained to the ago of thirty years , nnd boon
nlno year * n citizen of the United States. "
This gentleman id n native of Canada nnd
only took out his first papers in 18S2 or 183.
Jmk'o Moody mndo two very line speeches
on Thursday nnd Friday nt Foster's grove ,
near Ilcdflcld , nnd on Armadnlo island , in
Reports are coming In from the convon-
vontlons. Hnmlln county's llvo delegates to
the state convention nro Instructed for Mol-
lotto for governor ; two of them nro for
Mattnows for congress nud thrco will oppose -
pose him. In Brown county McCoy hns the
entire delegation of twenty-four for con
gress , who will nlso vote for Mcllctto for
governor. There Is no organized opposition
to Mollctto , und It is Imuossiblo to foresco
how ho can be defeated for the nomination.
Judge Olfford for the first time announces
himself in the rnco for nomination ns con
gressman. Major J. A. I'lcklnr , special
agent of the interior department , would also
bo a congressman.
TILE OhE All ANUS UI3COIi : > .
Financial Transnational nf the Coun.
try the 1'nst Week.
BOSTON , Mass. , July 21. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BiiB.J The follo.vln table ,
compiled from dispatches to the Pott from
the managers of tlio leultng clearlng-kousoi
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the wools ended July 20 , 1S39 ,
with rates pur cent of lucre xso or decrease
as compared with the amounts for tuo cor
responding week In 133 : ! :
emus. cu : t KINDS.
Now York . . .111.5
lloston . U4,1fetTu8 . 1(1.8 (
Philadelphia. . : ; . . . . 70,870.077 .11.6
Chicago . OI.H4.0Jl ( ) . 1.6
bt. Louis . . .14.8
HAU I'runcUco . 17.f8r.lUl I2.B
llnltimuru . 4.0
1'lttsburg . .3J.H
CinuilmuU . .lil.O
Kansas City . . .114,118 . 0.0 . . . .
New Orleans . fl.lCJ.a78
Louisville . fl.UOI.318
Providence . .10.11
l otroit . . . .31.7
St. Puul. . . . . . . . . 2.0
Clovaluuil . . . . , 'M.O
MIlvMiukeo . 3.U17.0JO 2.0
Omaha . 3.866.24-7 11 8
liunvor . a.ioi.fi-'i . .a7.
Columbus . 2.112.G.M . a.u
IlartforU . 2.5..8.1U4 . .11.0
HlUimond . S,484.B8 (
Memphis . 1.TUI.1Q8 liaiis
IndlanapollH . l. H\0 P 8.2
1'corln . 1 , 144.COJ " ' " '
bt. Joseph . . . ! ? ' 24'fl !
I'oittuud. . , . . . . ] , IKJ.,48'J . . . G.3I. . .
Dallas . 89.81. . . .
Duluth . U3.U
Now Haven . J.1TJ.W . . .10.3
Snrlnglleld . . . . . . . . . J- 13,74J 8.1
Worcester . , 2.G
Halifax . 1..RW.&BO
Portland , Ore. .
Wlclilta . , . . . .42.4
Montreal . . , .
Fort Worth . 847.S10 . .Ul.B
Syracuno . 702.-116 . . . 8.r >
GrandHnplds \ . . . .
J.iw Amreles 39.1
Dos M Iaes cuo,4io. :
Gulvpstou , 8.4
Birmingham. B7N172 !
Topekn 'CTJTfl ! , . a.5
Total ( i,0fi,88i.r,2o . . . .lo.i
Outside New York. 38J,743.4f3 . . . .10. * . . . .
Wet Included In totals ; no clearing house at
this tuna last y4ar.
A CLOODTH1KSTV WRI3TOII.
An Ohio Politician Kills His Wlfn and
Ci.Evni.AND , O. , July 21. A special from
Bryan , Williams county , says a horrible
tvagedy was enacted at Edgerton to-day.
The wife of Hiram HoadleyJr.left him some
time ago on account of domcstlo trouble and
returned homo to her father , n farmer named
Newman. This morning Hoadloy went to
Newman's residence early and when
his wife cutno out to go
Into the barnyard , soiroa her by the loft
hand , and hold her while ho fired thrco bul
lets into her breast , leaving her for dead.
Her father hurried out ou hearing the shots ,
and was fired on and Killed by Hoadloy. Tno
miscreant then tiursucd his mother-in-law
and bis wife's younger sister , und but for the
timely aid which reached then ) , would doubt
less have killed them , too. Ho then returned
to whore his wife wa * lying , and , finding
her still alive , emptied two moro chambers
of his revolver into her head and then shot
himself , indicting a fatal wound from which
ho died soon after. Ho had three revolvers
on his person nnd It Is bollovcd ho intended
killing the entire family. Hoadley left four
children by a former wifo. Ho was u p emi
nent politician of Williams county and was
prosperous in business affairs.
HE WAS A SOCIETY MAN.
The Absence nt a Bt : Joe Boy Deeply
Mourned by Creditors.
ST. JosKPir , Mo. , July 21. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB HUB. ] William A. Perry , a
real estate agent doing business at CIO Edmund
mund street , has loft the city under a cloud ,
and numerous creditors are bemoaning hla
sudden flight. Perry loft Thursday night ,
presumably for Omaha. Ho told his otllco
boy hu was going to that city to purchase a
farm which a correspondent had for sale.
For several years Perry has been boarding
his horse nt Rogers' livery stable , and the
bill having reached the sum of about $150.
ho was informed on last Thursday ho
could not take his rig out of the
stable again until ho had settled for the
provender furnished. Ho promised to pay
t7f > on the following evening and to glvo a
negotiable iipta for the balance. While the
prsprletor wu'S-ttt dinner in tha afternoon of
Thursday ho obtained possession of the
horse , buggy and harness -end sold them at
ridiculously low flfiirot , obtaining only SliO
for the horse und (10 far the harness. His
bills auurogato a largo sum. Perry belongs
to ono of the moHt prominent families In tlio
city und Ills father Is C. A , Perry , ono of rjt ,
Joseph's pioneers. Ho was n leading society
HOI.YOKR , Col. , July 21.-- [ Special to TUB
Kuv. Hervy , of Ohio , Is hero organ-
Irmg u United Presbyterian church society.
The trustees have niado the selection of 'a
site and contemplate building BOOM. This
will glvo to Holyokn , n city of twenty-two
months' growth , four good churches.
An installation of tlio ofllcors of the
Knights of Pythlns was held hero lust night.
The lodge is in u nourishing condition.
Coin la Now n Sport.
DKXVRU , Colo. , July 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Hue. ] It. E. Cole , the myste
riously missing icul estate agent , is hero und
passing himself under the numo of Ells
worth , Ho does not want to bo known , and
meets old Omaha ucqunlututKM's us u stran
ger. He was recognUud by the writer In-
bluntly. Cole appears as the manager of the
ludy uivyclo rider , Williams.
Kpnln and ( ho I'opp ,
MADUIU , July 31. The government lias
forbidden onv demonstrations calculated to
encourage tha pope to come to Ijpiini In thu
event of his leaving Homo.
BOULANGER WANTS OFFICE ,
Ho Will Asaln Plnoo Himself In the
Ilundo of His Frlouds.
GETTING AROUND THE NEW LAW.
The SahomtitR Frenchman Will StAittl
For Kloutloti In UlRtrlot * Which
Are Not Covered By the Plurnl
Cnndlduolos Dill. *
Bnulnni < * r Will Tent Hla Popularity.
P.uus , July at. [ Now Yorlc Herald
Cnblo Special to Tun llr.c.l General Hou-
Inngcr. being prevented by the recently
passed plural candidacies bill from present
ing himself us u candidate In several depart
ments for the chamber , intends to test his
popularity by standing for consolls gcncraux
nnd cosolls d'uromlmomont , the plural can
didacies bill not Doing applicable to the hit
ter elections. Uoulungur will therefore bent
nt liberty to present himself us n cnndldnto
in eighty centers , which ho has prom
ised to designate , although , not ful
filling the legal condltloni of rcsldonco
in Franco and the consequent payment ot
direct taxes , ho Is Ineligible. Elector * are nt
liberty to vote for him , nud their votes will
bo counted and made public. Moreover , if
ho bonds the poll ho will bo declared to lmv
boon elected. The council of state wll | , ot
course , afterward annul the election , but this
will not detract from the Importance of the
demonstration upon Uoulnngor's ' name.
Hut what Is the importance of the demon
stration t Evou if I3oulr ngor Is elected In
eighty centers for which ho stands it will
mean very little. The general's plan
looks like the parody of mi nppcal to the ueo-
plo a plobtscitum ou a small scale , a mock
consultation of the nation.
Out of the fl.OOl ) municipal seats which the
electors are about to till , Liouluncer aslcs for
only eighty. The proposition Is modest.
Even if fortune favors him to bo returned
for eighty out of U.UOO circumscriptions , will
it not bo n great triumph , more BO as Uou-
langcr will take good cure to stand only for
those towns where ho Is certain of success !
Ono newspaper remarks that the signifi
cance of the demonstration would
Imvo been enhanced had the elgnty cir
cumscriptions in question boon chosen by
lot. IJut Lioulanger is scarcely likely to try
his fortune under such conditions. It will
boAmdorstnod , then , that Houtangcr's latest
departure Is intondec to throw dust in the
eyes of credulous people. The only persona
who como under this category nro , however ,
very numerous among the masses of the
country. It is not improbable that bis.
pseudo plcbiseitum may bo taken seriously
by a largo propoitiou of the electors. If
lioulangor Is returned in eighty circumscrip
tions out of 8,000 , the newspapers that blow
his trumpet will not fall to sound
nn extra blast to say that the
people have spoken and that
universal suffrage bus pronounced its ver
dict , The end which thu Boulanglsttt huvo
In view Is to provoke fresh agitation in the
country , to advertise- themselves , In the
hope of thus. , increasing , tha clmncos of tbo
candidates whom they will put forward-for
election to the chamber. They desire to sub
ject the electors to a kind of preliminary
training. They nlso pose as champions of
universal suffrage , which , they say , has boon
cruelly outraged by the law against plural
Uonlangcr takes this ground in the procla
mation which ho has issuca within the
last few days. "Tho elect , " ho writes , "havo
laid hand upon the rights of electors. Noth
ing like this , nothing so monstrous , has over
been dro.imcd of under any government that
has preceded the present one. "
With reference to this matter it is ro >
tnarked that Uonlangor Is blessed , with a
short memory. Ho should have , but appar
ently has not , berne in mind that ho has had
a hand while minister of war In
the passing and execution of excep
tional laws which have deprived Frenchmen ,
under the pretext that they wore princes ,
of the rlclits of citizenship and rank in tbo
army , laws which made them ineligible ,
which robbed ono of them Duo d1 Aumulo
of the right of offering himself as cnndldato
for parliament , a right to which ho was
legally entitled. At that time Uoulungor did
not show himself so sensitive with regard to
the right of universal suffrage. What reason
has ho to complain now !
LOKDOK , July 21. General Bonlangor ,
Count Dillon nud M. Rochcfort hnvo issued
the following manifestos to the French elec
tors : "Wo have disdnlnod to reply to the ab
surd calumnies concocted bv the ministers
who have been convicted of peculation. Our
abstention from this odious comedy is now
Instilled by the indignant repulsion of the at
tempts to extort from ofllcors of the army
lying denunciations of their former chief.
Thcso suborners of witnesses have not hesi
tated to employ the tuxpayors1 money to ob
tain false depositions from Jail birds In their
very cells at Muzas. Those arc the miserable
prevaricators who accuse their former min
ister of war of corruption , Public disgust
bus already condemned und the Justice of the
country will ttpecdily overtake those miilfnc-
tora. They appealed to the penal code ,
but the outcome of their infa
mous machinations was that they
could bring absolutely nothing ugalnst us.
If they could huvo obtained the most trivial
proof they would not thus huvo risked tha
asttl/o court by negotiating with forger * .
It is for you , dear fellow-countrymen , to
Judge between us and these thieves. Wo
await with confidence your sentence , from
which thoio bandits who feel Us approach.
vainly endeavor to escape. Long live re
generated Franco I Long live the honest
republic I" _
A Now Fotimlland Doc Htrnppod in n
NUOAJU FALLS , N. Y , , July Ul.t-Hundreds
of people crowded to the southern shore of
Goat island and Thrco Sisters' island this
afternoon to witness the effect of the trip
down the river and over Horseshoe fulls on
the barrel Carlisle Graliam had announced
ho would Fct udrlft at 8:30 : j . in. It con
tained a Now Foundland dog securely
strapped to canvass suspenders attached to
the Inside of tha barrel. At first
it drifted Itully onward , but Boon
thu more rapid current caught It. The
barrel appeared to keep far toward the
Canadian shore until It got well Into tha
rapids , wlipn it was speeded uomewhat to
ward the American Bide. At 8:30 : o'clock It
readied the brink of Horseshoe fulls and
panned over a. little west of the center.
.Many expectant e.von watched for Us appear-
unco on the milled surface , but It did not
show up , I'icceB of thu barrel were picked
up noon ftftorwurds. The dog was not to ba
An Old Couple Cremated.
K , Pa. , July 21. At TrackvUlo
lakt night ( hu dwelling occupied by an aged
couple. Michael McGrath and wife , wa da-
utiovud by lire , und the old folki perjibod lo
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