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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE :
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NINETEENTH YEAR OMAHA , THURSDAY MOVING , JULY 25 , 1889. NUMBER 30.
THOMAS BLYTIIE'S ' MILLIONS ,
Intorosttaff Foots About the Strug
gle for Tholr Possession.
WAS HE A TICKET-OF-LEAVE MAN.
A tin to Member of Parliament Telia
tlio Htory of the Onao Which
I * Attracting Attention
In California.
The I < r > nd < m Hlilo of Ir.
lOtipvrlolit ItfOlii/Jfimet Ooitlon IIennstt.1
LOXDOK , July 24. [ Nuw York Herald
Cubic Special to Tn BEB. ! In con
versation about the extraordinary Blytho
case , D. F. Gabbctt , late member of parlia
ment for Limerick , who has interested him-
tclf la the various phases of the romance ,
told u remarkable story :
"I took up the Now York Herald to-day , "
ho said , "and wns surprised to BOO it stated
there wus a probability of the Blytho case
being settled In favor of the new claimant ,
Florence , alleged to bo the lllcgltlmnto
daughter of the late Thomas H. IMytho ,
whoso case occupies BO much attention In
California. My knowledge of the case is
this : A few years ngo a family named riav-
ngc , in London , were communicated with by
the London firm of Want & Hurston ,
\vio ) bad received instructions from the
English consul in San Francisco to lind out ,
If possible , thu next kin of Thomas II.
Ulythc , who was well known to haye boon
Mi Englishman , and who died six years ago
In California. Certain cheuniHtances lodmu
to follow up the case on behutf of those claim
ants. who are now In California prosecuting
Itself ; claim , und I also at the same time , in
thb course of the Investigation , learned some
vcry'ronmrkaulo and trustworthy Informa
tion in reference to the child who is now
ejalmmg'tlio estate.
"It seems. thUt about twelve or thirteen
years ago Thomas H. Blytho ,
Who was frequently In the hnbtt
Of coming to London , and resid
ing In Nottingham place , Kogont park ,
while walking in Oxford street , late one
evening , spoke to a girl who was looking in
a shop window und whoso nnmo turned out
lo bo Perry , She wus a dressmnkcr und
kept couipany with a young man mimed Ash-
croft. The girl on several occasions visited
Blytho at his apartments. She married
Ashcroft , but previous to this u child. was
born and placed undoii'.ho roof of AshcrofL's
mother , old Mrs. Ashcroft , whore she ro-
Bldcd for several yours. Mrs. Ashcroft , jr. ,
stated ever nnd over again to her mother-in-
law und other momoors of her husband's
family , that Ashcroft wus the futbcr of this
child.
The child wus at last taken , under very
peculiar circumstances , away from the grand
mother by young Mrs. Ashcroft. About this
time Ashcroft died and the death of Blytho
occurred n few months later. Mrs. Ashcroft
then left England for America , accompanied
by her father , for whoso apprehension for u
serious criminal offense the London uolico
had u warrant. They landed at Sun Fran
cisco and Florence was plncrd in the hands
of Mrs. Hart.jvlio Is now conducting the"
business. Then it wus that for the ilrst time
Mrs. Ashcroft made the statement that thu
child wus Blytho'D. Shu had previously
registered tlio child in England under two
different names Florence und Floru but
omitted on both occasions to give the name
of the father.
"Thomas H. Blytho never , under any cir
cumstances , lived iu England with Mrs. Ash
croft , nco 1'erry , but ho > hud several mis
tresses with whom ho liven in California at
various times , and the last ono with whom
tie lived produced u will nfter bis death ,
Which wan proved in the California courts to
bo a forgery. This woman was also accused
of having attempted Blythe'a life by poison ,
nnd It is she who is now supposed to have
produced the will signed by Millionaire
Ulytho leaving everything to Floicuco
Blythc. This woman wus also well known
ns a keeper of public gambling sulooas. An
other will has also been produced , but it is
not signed. It was stated to have been drawn
by Blytho's solicitor , who now acts for
Florence Blytho , but there is no signature
pppondcd to this document , and tlio solicitor
explains this by snylag thut the pen nib
tiroko when lily the wus Iu the act of signing.
The property now in dispute- has been
elated to ba of various values. The real
Vuluo is 00,000. The property is now being
caiefully munagod by Mr. Houch , unpointed
agent by the courts , Blytho's body was em
balmed , after his death and deposited In a
handsome sarcophagus erected out of the
tnonoys of the estatu.
"Thero somesixty claimants
uro some- or seventy
ants now before the courts. There may bo
lomo difficulty in foreshadowing the result
01 this litigation , but It might bo well If
thrco or four of thu claimants , whoso claims
are particularly utroug , would agree tffu di
vision m the qvent ot the government not
actually declaring one person nlono entitled
to succeed us heir. Of course If the Blytho
Will cun' DO produced , und it docs not scetn
Btrangu that this much upokcn of will should
bo produced by Blythe's mistress , whoso
career has boon BO shady , then that would
BO tlo thb ( { UbatlOD , but the laws of
bastardy In tbo state of California
arc of u very pcculinr character. The guur-
flluns of nn Illogltlmuto child must prove that
th'o child has been publicly recognized by thu
father , or that the child has lived under the
father's roof. Floreuca Blythe , the present
'claimant , cannot prove either of these things.
* "TUo statement of the claims ot the Sav-
' | go is as follows ; In the year 1S25 a young
fian m London named James Savage wns , for
\ > otty theft , sentenced to seven yours penal
urvlUulo , und wus transported by the shlo
Eurvolus to Now South Wales. After
a few years ho wus released on
ticket of leave , nnd starting from
Sydney went through thu countrv
hawking goods. Ho suuscaunntly settled
In California under tlio naino of Thomas II.
Blytho. Ho realized by the purchase of
tumll plats of laud u largo fortune. Photographs -
graphs of Thomas Ulythe have boon recog.
nizod and mvorn to by n large number of per-
ions who were iciiuulutod with Savugu. A
man of the unino of Wright , who is at pro
' ipnt ut Peter Hoblnson'n , nnd with whom
rhomns H. Blytho used to lodge during his
itny in London , bus sworn that Blytho < vm.
fettHnd to him thut he was no other than
Iambs Savage , who was .sent uwuy from
England so many } cars ugo. Many portions
In1 London have also sworn bcfoto Mr.
WnlUer , the late consul general In London ,
lliut they recognize from the photographs
Ihown them , Thomas Blytho nnd James
Buvugu , who was transported so many years
Igo , ua ouo and the sumo person. "
A CONGO il.VUUtOAD.
Bol fan Government Votea Money
to Help Itiilld Ono.
ISSO tin Jama aonlon
July at , [ Now York Herald
Dublo Special to TUB BKE. ] The chamber
> f representatives lias passed by ninety
rotes against ilx , the bill empowering ,
the government to contrionto 10,000 to
( yards the construction of the Congo rail
r.'uy , The debate preceding the vote wns
lon j. and in the course of it M. Jan sen , re
cently elected deputy for Ur.isscls , opposnc
Ibu bill as contrary to thu constitution of tbo
Congo Free State , in favor of wiiluh Bel
jiuin hud no right to intervene.
ScwuhadJI , who caino to Hiussols some
time ago to learn on what conditions It would
bo possible for him to transport business
from the cast coast of Africa to the Congo
Five State , had several conferences with
thu representatives of thu state hero , nnd the
result Is that ho has decided to ostubllsl
transport service for'four years , which wil
be occupied In the conitruction of the rail
v t > y. Ho will leave Brussels In a few days
( or Zanzibar and thence he will proceed to
Congo to make tbo necessary urrnngcrneuU
Mrs. Maukay'n Puny.
( Cupw'oht ' ttvJ bu Jamet < 7imfH ! Jlcnnctt.
LOMDOK , July at. [ New York HcraU
Cablo-Speclul to Tun Uua.J.-Mr. J. W
rtnckny gnvo n dinner party and at homo
m Monday evening at her residence , 7Buck-
ngham. At tha former were only n fowof
tor London friends. Among these present
were United States Minister and Mrs. Lin
coln , Miss Lincoln , Brazilian minister , Lord
3rcenack , Lord nnd Lady North , Lord nnd
Lady Cnrow , Sir Charles nnd Lady Palmer.
Mr. and Mrs. MnrCormlck , Mrs. Parkinson
Sharp , Miss Hutchlns , Colonel nnd Mrs.
John C. Now , Mr. and Mrs. Do Young , Mr.
and Mrs. Emory. Afterward the guests to
the number ofiSOO or moroenjojcd ntilensunt
evening. The rooms were tastefully deco
rated , nnd nn orchestra furnished the tomp-
.ation to dnnco , which tnnny of the guests
readily yielded to. Just before leaving tlmo
Mr . Mackay's intention to start for
America bccnmo known , und ulio was over
whelmed with farewells and wishes for a
bon voyage.
Notes About Ilojrnlty.
1SSQ bu Jama Gordon /Ieaiu-tt.1
LONDON. July 24. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEG. ! In spite of
.ho gout in his eye and leg , the prlnca of
Wales keeps on the move. Ho presented
.lio new colors to the first batulllon of the
Northampton regiment at the tower yes
terday.
It is soml-omelnlly stated that the queen
has offered Lord Fife his choice of titles.
Ho preferred to keep hU own name and will
1)0 known as tha duke of C ifo , marquis of
MncDuff.
The wedding presents of Princess Louise
constitute a smull fortune. Her girl friends
presented her with u flexible band of largo
llamonds for a bracelet. Thu cabinet min
isters have given u half tipop bracelet with
sloven large diamonds. The prlnco of Wales'
liousohold has given a mugnillccnt diamond
comb , 'Iho queon'B household gives thrco
splendid diamond stars. The prlnco nnd
princess of Wales gave a flexible tiura of
liumonds. A cross of brilliants wns given
by u gentleman of Norfolk. The materials
01 the trousseau uro supplied by England ,
Ireland and Scotland. The trousseau will
not bo very largo or costly. Iho brides
maids uro to wour pink , not a becoming
color to any of the eight princesses except
Victoria of Teek.
Why the'l'ouc Declined.
1SSO tin Jam' * Onrtlnn Hsniiett.1
ROMR , July 24. [ Now York Heinld Cable
Special to Tun BEB.J Ono of the i > rinci-
pal rcnsonn which determined the pope on
calling the last secret consistory wns thnt ho
hud received u communication from Franco
urging him to leave Homo nnd putting ut his
disposal n residence in any city ho chose In
that country , besides promising him the ra-
cstublishment of temporal power in Home.
The liol.y father told the cardinals assembled
In the consistory thut ho refused the otter
from Franco because hu will not louvo Homo
except at the last moment , in case of war In
which Italy Is complicated , and which con
sequently would put his person in danger.
But ho will never leave If his doing so would
bo the means of Franco declaring war for his
cause against Italy , for whom , from the bottom
tom of his heart , ho wishes ovcry good. "I
desire- , above all tilings , that peace bo main
tained , " hu said.
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The Ynrann Wins Acnln.
[ Copyrtolital ISSObii James Qortl'tn llcnnett. ' ]
DOVBII , July 24. [ Now Yoik Herald Cable
Special to'TiiE Bcu.j The fourth match
in the Itoyal Yacht club regatta was sailed
yesterday from Dover to Osteud , seventy
miles. There was a strong wind from the
west-southwest at the start , but it soon lost
strength. Ihu Yurana won the iirst prize in
! i:18.86. : The second prize was won by the
Deerhound by her tlmo allowance otslx and
u half minutes. The Irex did not sail and
the Valkyrie Is fitting out at Southampton
for her American trip. The lugger Paradox
was nowhere again.
Sugar HeUncrlcs Shut Ut ) .
IComirlyM 1SW bu Jamo Oonlnii llennM. ' ]
BIUSTOL. July 24.--Now | York Herald
Cable Special to Tim BEE. I Until the
bounty system wus put In force on the con
tinent sugar manufacturing hero pnvo cm
ploymcnt to thousands nnd support to many
more. After the present week there will
not bo n refinery in operation hero. The men
of the last rollncrv to shut down have 'been
Informed thuie will bo no work after Satur
day. _ _
Oninos Hrico Married.
[ Copi/rfoM limy bu Jama Gmitan llennell. ' ]
LONDON , July 24. [ Now York Herald
Cablij Special to TIIK BKE.I James Brice ,
member of parliament , professor of civil
law ut Oxford nnd author of the "American
Commonwealth , " was married yesterday to
Elizabeth Marlon Asliton. daughter of
Thomas Ashton , ex-sheriff of Lancashire.
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It'arly Arrival of Hops.
JI-63 by Jtiiiif-a ( Ionian llainM.I
LONDON , July 24. [ Npw York Herald Cable
Special to TUB BEU.1 A packet of this
season's ' hops was sold h ro to-day. Not for
half a century has there been such au early
arrival of saleable hops , it is said. The
sample wus grown in Kent and sold at the
rate of ill- per hundred weight.
A Uar to KncllNli Capitalists.
\CopurtuM \ , iSSO , bu Ktw York AttocinUil I'reti. ]
LONDON , July 24. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Ens. ] It Is re
ported hero that an English syndicate is
negotiating for the acquisition of American
ateel plants , including Curnoglo's , in the
Pittsburg district. Tim report Is probably
without foundation unless the scheme is in
the bunds of people ignorant of the law
of Ponnsylvnnlu. The statutes pnnido
not only thut foreigners can not hold real
estate in Pennsylvania , but that tno shittos
of u local company can not bo transferred to
foreigners. Tbo point wus decided in the
Biipremo court of Ponusylvanlu about throe
years ugo in thu case of the commonwealth
of Pennsylvania against the Erie railroad ,
to save the luttor's property Iu Pennsylvania
from forfeiture to the stuto. The lopislaturo
passed an act about two years ago giving tlio
company either three or llva.yo.trs to dispose
of the property to American citizens. The
luw of Pennsylvania is more strict touching
foreign ownership of property than the
United States , but the law of Now * York It
has boon found possible to evade sometimes
through the aid of the legislature.
Uollnitu Decided On.
ames ( Ionian Htmitt. ]
LONDON , July 124. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to 1 lie BEE. ] The not noll-
jng prices of Iron by the twelve firm * se
lected by the Midland iron and alee
wages bward during tno tlireu
monthft ending Juno 'JO was S 3s Id
per ton , For the previous throe months the
price was 5 lEs 7d. The committee of the
board meets at Birmingham to-morrow. It
is understood tHy will adopt a recommonda
tiou that nothing dolinlto bo decided touchIng - |
Ing the adoption of tuo sliding scale of
wages.
Importation of American Apples.
( Cnpvrfu't' ' 103 l\i \ Jama Oonton Bennett. )
LONDON , July 21. [ New York HcraU
Cabin Spocml to TUB BEE. ] Ltvcrpoo
bought 700,000 barrels of American applea
and London 850,000 barrels in Iho
season recently ended , The importutloi
of American apples by the UnltoJ Kingdom
U rapidly Increasing.
Utoainshlp Arrivals. .
At Now Yorx The State of Piansyl
vatda , from Glanff&w.
At LonOou Sighted , the Spain , from New
York.
At Gla ijow Th Dotoula , from New
York.
DIVIDING UP THE JUDICIARY ,
*
A Long Debate Over It In the South
Dakota Convention.
THE MAJORITY REPORT ADOPTED.
Huron Coinos In Fora Lnnjo Slmro of
Opposition nisfmtltf.ictlbn With
I ho IiPKlBlatlvo Appor
tionment.
Kotith Diikotn'a .Judiciary.
Sioux FALLS , S.D. , JulyiM. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tim BRB.I In the South Dakota con
stitutional convention a longsharpand , for the
most part , Interesting debate occurred over
iho report of the judiciary committee on tha
apportionment of Judicial districts. The mn-
ority report raailo the districts compact nnd
recognized the railway connection of the va
rious counties In the respective districts.
The Fifth district , however , caused the
trouble. This was composed of the populous
counties of Beadle , Splnlr , Brown nnd Mar
shall. Huron , Kcdilcld nnd Aberdeen are
the leading cities of the three first mentioned
counties , nnd as thcso towns oauh have a
candldato for circuit Judge , Huron and Ab
erdeen objected to this grouping. Kedfiold ,
situated between the two , did ' not
: are , holding , ns she bollovod , the
iy to the situation. The minority
report contemplated putting Beadle , Splnk
nnd Brown Into different , circuits , and
therefore recommended a different forma
tion of the Third , Fifth and Sixth districts ,
adding to the counties several smaller ones
on each side.
It was mutually charged during the debate
Lhat this was done purely for political effect ,
and doubtless both sides were somewhat
right. Of nourso the largo towns would get
the Judges and the smaller ones would bo
more or less subscrvciit. The majority of
.ho committee declared that It would bo far
better to have the smaller counties m a dis
trict by themselves , free from the influence
of the larger ones. Quito a number of repre
sentatives from the different counties nro In
the lobby , favoring ono sldo or the other.
Among them ono bus two candidates for
Judicial honors.
The majority report was ndoptca nnd a
motion to reconsider was tabled. It is be
lieved , all things consldcrol , that the report
docs full justice to all sections.
This was perhaps the hardest job before
the convention , nud It has been evident for
ten days that a warm debate would follow.
Huron was the center of the opposition. Her
representatives fought ably , but the Hold
was against them.
The legislative apportionment was handed
In to-day. It is generally thought that the rep
resentation In both houses Is too large. The
legislature will consist of 45 senators nnd 123
representatives. There will bo 43 senatorial
and 50 representative districts.
Petitions are coming in from various sec
tions asking for the adoption of the Austra
lian ballot system. The committee , after de
ciding to recommend it , rescinded its'actton.
'ibis action is the cause of the petitions.
The committee on rules reported that cor-
llllc.ites bo issued to members and employes
for per diem after tlio federal appropriation
of $ .iO.OJO has become exhausted. It Is ex
pected that the convention will ba in session
nearly ono week after that , nnd that either
congress or the state will pay the dollcioncy ,
as the convention cannot adjourn until the
Joint commission at Bismarck n.is completed
its work of dividing the us.sots and liabilities.
The Judiciary Committee Hoports.
BISMAIICK , July 21. The judiciary commit
tee ha ? at last reported to tbo convention.
The committee rccoii'mcnds a supreme court
of three Judges , six judicial districts with as
many judget. nnd that the present system of
Justices of the peace bo retained. The com
mittee bits down on the proposed plan of the
establishment of county courts , favors hold
ing all terms of the supreme court at the
capital , makes the tci ins of judges of the supreme
premo court six years , uny vacancy by
death or otherwise to bo filled by appoint
ment by the governor , the appointee to servo
until the next regular election.
'Iho Scandinavian Temperance society , of
North Dakota , has petitioned tha convention ,
on behalf the of the Scandinavians , to pro
hibit the manufacture and sale of intoxicat
ing liquor in the state. The consideration of
the complete constitution introduced by
WIHian.s has been postponed until after the
committees have all reported.
The Day at Helena.
HELKNA , Mont. , July 21. In the conven
tion to-day the Judiciary committee reported
as follqws : The enabling net of congi ess for
a general election to bo held before admis
sion to fill all oftlccs of tbo state and county
provided for in tbo constitution is not man
datory. The convention has the right and
power In its discretion to provide that ull or
uny stuto , district or county oflloors pro
vided for by the constitution shall
bo elected in uuch tlmo and for
such terms as may bo prescribed
or provided. Any district or couunty oilicers
now holding ofllces under the laws of the
territory mii > continue in ofllco under the
constitution until such tlmo as may bo pro
scribed. The committee uro of the opinion
that the whole matter is wiluln the power of
the convention to regulate town and county
orguni/ntlotiB. Myers Introduced a resolu
tion providing that no parson holding un
ofllco of profit under the United .States shall ,
during his continuance in such ofllco , bo
eligible to hold nn ofllco of profit under the
state. The afternoon session was devoted to
the consideration of judiciary bill , the organ
izing of districts and appointment of Judges.
Klllott Shcpnrd'H I
Oi.TMi'iA , Wash. T. , July 2-1. In-thc cdh
Vtiullon to-day n telegram from Prosidun
Bhepard , of the American Sabbath union ,
asking the insertion of a clause in the con
stitution protecting and encouraging Sabbath
observance , was referred to a committee
vrhflra It will Ilkoly bo buried.
In the mibCollsueoui reports was ono fa
voring a prohibitory clause in " tlio'constitu
tion and another opposlngit. The latter was
adopted. A lurgo number of the members ,
however , expressed themselves in ( aver of
the eeparato submission of the prohibition
question to the people nt the same time tbo
constitution was submitted. After a long
discussion the report of the committee on
county , city and township organization was
passed. The sentiment in favor of wise
laws to oncourngo capital to como Into the
stuto Is gaining ground und the majority of
the violent propositions against corporations
will undoubtedly bo allowed to sleep iu com
mittee.
nnd Pooling Kind Friends.
BOISB Cnr , Idaho , July 24. The titno of
the convention was mostly occupied In con
slJoring propositions In relation to taxation ,
It was decided that compulsory education
may be enforced to a certain limit. The
legislature was. authorized to regulate the
charges of railroad and express companies.
The section prohibiting railroad pooling wus
stricken out. Tlio proposition against free
passes to state ofilccrs was voted down ,
The Weather Iiiillcntlons.
Nebraska ) Threatening weather anO
chewers preccJed by fair in eastern portions ,
warmer , variable winds.
lowu : Fair , followed by llgtt local showers
in wf stern portions , warmer , southeasterly
winds.
Dakota : Threatening weather and light
local showers , slightly warmer , southerly
winds , becoming variable.
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Premium on Gold.
DDDNOS ATHES , July 24. The premium
bore on cold tas advanced to 75 per cent.
BIDING
Warner Says tlio O. A * * ft ,
[ "or the Itr ? a&
BISMAIICK , N. D. , July afcJSpcclnl Tele
gram to THE BBK.J nlor"\Vnrnor , com
mander of the Grand Army of the Republic
nnd a member of the S16ux commission , ar
rived hero to-day and Will leave for Stand <
ng Hock to-morrow mo nlng. In speaking
of the recant trouble' between the ( Jrnnd
Army nnd the railroads vfth regard to rates
o the national en cam t mcnt to bo hold at
Milwaukee , ho said tuo C rand Army would
go ahead with Its encampment and will
root the pcoolo of Milwiukoo with the re
spect and consideration to which tholr gen
erous preparation entitle them. Ho adds
significantly : I
"Wo will settle with tbo railroads after
wards. " j
Ho says that the castorji people will suffer
very little by the refusal of the roads to give
n special rate to tha encampment , but it will
bo u hardship on the Grand Army men of
thu.wcst , Xvhero rates arq high. With regard
to tbo prospect for the success ot the com
mission treating with thu Sioux Indians for
the opening of the reservation , Major Wur-
ncr said the result at Chdyrnna Is not satis
factory nor oncouinglnp , nnd that they have
Halo knowledge of the fqtihugs of Indians at
Standing Hock , to which ngoncy the commis
sion is uow on routo. General Crook and
the other commissioners nro coming to
Standing Hock by boat iud Major Warner
will leave for tlioro to-mdrrow. Hero it is
that tlm commission will meet tholr most
uncompromising and ablest opponents In the
persons of Sitting Bull , CJall and John Grass ,
who uro snld to bo us' strongly opposed
to the opening of the reservation us they
were n year ago. At a recent council hold
bv thu Indians on thu subject , Gall stated to
his admiring constituency that this is simply
another attempt of the whites to crowd the
Indians from tnoir lands ; " that ono yoiir ngo
the Sioux told the government thut they did
not wish to part with their reservation , nnd
now they como again , thinking the Indians
will glvo up. Ho advised las Indians to stand
11 rin and keep the lands. Sitting Bull is im
proved iu health und will bo present ut the
conference.
Kavor the Hilt.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , July 24. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Bnu. | A Standing Hock
Indian who arrived at Lower Urulo ngoncy
yesterday was in the city to-day and said his
people at StaudlngjUock were in favor of
and would sign the treaty when presented to
them , ns the bill was exactly what his chiefs
wanted , aud that in private council they
would have expressed themselves as iu favor
of It ? acceptance. A report coining from
the source this docs can bo' considered more
reliable than reports sent out from towns
which nro opposed to ttto 'opening oX the
reservation. *
A 1'KCUMAfl
Did Bachelor Colonel'Walter ! Bab-
cook Hn o TivWttMvos ?
CHICAGO , July 24. A * stflt at law with
many peculiar features was'Sodded hero to
day by Judge Knlckorbocko'r1 ! Colonel Wal
ter S. Babcock , a suppose J , bachelor , died in
August. 1887 , at Gardnor.MllV.-ffom the oN
fects of wounds received under mysterious
circumstances , which havo' never been
cleared up. Ho was * on a visit
to Miss Sarah Doftgo ; a Gardner
spinster. Ho loft , property valued
at $000,000 , and his sister * ; * Mrs. Hattie A.
Martin , secured , IcttcravoC administratlon
thereon. Pending IhojiCUlemcnt of the cs-
tajo Mrs. Nnomi , FulrchUdUiued.tixty years <
and broken in health , bopjMTfcuit-to securoa ,
share of the estate , claiming to-bo Colonel
B.ibcock's widow. SUe sot up that she was
once n very beautiful Cvonmn , in fact she was
the bolto of the whole countryside in Wiscon
sin. Colonel Babcock , uhe avers , fell In
love with her as a widow and
on October 7 , two days before
the great lire of 1871 , married her. The cir
cumstances of the marriage , as she related
them , were very peculiar. Ho took her , she
avers , to a house on Whbjish avenue , whoso
location she cannot fix. find there , at mid
night , they wore married. After the cere
mony , ho took her oackto , her homo mid loft
her , enjoining upon her to keep tbo matter
secret. This she did , and was always known
as Mrs. Fairchild until tho'colonel's death.
On trial , Hov. W. H. Burns testified that
at the time mentioned nnd under the circum
stances described , he hud married Mrs. Fairchild -
child to some person , but , whether or not it
was Colonel Babcock no could not afllrm.
On top of this cametha testimony of Mrs.
Julia Uruttan , the clahnant'a sister , that it
wus slio who was married at night in the
house on Wabash avenuol'under the circum
stances described by Mrs. ' , Fairchild. The
court decreed that the claimant was not the
wife of ihedecenscd. '
WESTEUN PACKING INTERESTS.
Considerable- Reduction Shown in the
niovonuMir of Ilogei.
CINCINNATI , July 21. fSpoeial Telegram
to THIS BBS. ] To-morrow's Price Current
will say : Considerable ro'ductlon is shown
in the movement of hogs during the past
week in the west. The packing returns in-
dtcat n total of 145,000 , compared with 210,000 ,
the preceding week and 120,000 u year ago ,
decreasing 05,000 from the preceding week
and gaining only 25,000 , ovtsr last ycnr. The
bcason's total from March 1 is 4,800,000 , ,
against a,545,000 a year ago.
1B 3.
Chicago . jiar > , ooo
Kansas City. 740.00J iM.UOO
Umaha fll.OOO 4iaU
m.ijouia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V . . . TWB.OJO aw.oou
Indianapolis ' . .I J87.0DO 1W1.000
Cincinnati t ' 115.000 84,000
Milwaukee . ' I , 1WUOO 118,000
Collar ItapUlu I. , ISIJ.ftX ) 122,000
Cleveland .t , 1II.OJO KJ.OOO
Bloux City aji.uoo 133.000
HOGAN
Ho RcqucBla n Fi-leia to Hoop Still
For a llrne.
DBTHOJT , Mich. , July SH.1-Tho Journal to
day prints u dispatch frotq Jackson regard
ing Hogan , the missing1 toronuut. Harvey
Flower , of Jackson , whi'jias known Hogan
since ooyhood , states tliit on last Thursday
ho saw Hogan In Jacldion' and talked with
him for some tlmo. HohanVcquestod him to
yecp.Quiot for a tlmo. yTho' foregoing information
mation Is "considered reliable. Two other
men claim to have posttfrt } knowledge ( but it
was Hogan. >
A Contractor Skips.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo , , Julfi ! . ' f Special
gram to TUB Biiu.l pi arlcs Nowland , a
prominent building con r ictor , who gained
considerable notoriety uf { < nr months ugo by
shooting n negro in tha city police station ,
and who was formerly a rnember of tbo city
council , has borrowed a j ( no money ho could
get on his homo and othurfTroporty and left ,
presumably for Englanu leaving his wito
with several children wftfiout a dollar. Ho
is also behind with his partner , William
Frederick , to the extanKof $1,000. His dis
appearance is very mysterious , and has
caused his wife to go IUMUIO. It is said thut
Nowland is now iu NewYork. . Ho bus lived
hero many years. 4-
4W
The UhlnoBo fjtfttrtct Burns.
SACBAMENTO , Cal. , July 24. The entire
Chinatown district In this city , consisting of
forty wooden bulldmgb , mainly rookeries ,
burned at 4 o'clock this * morning. It is be
lieved that no lives werfi lost , though many
Chinese bad narrow escapes. The loss on
the buildings will Dot exceed 110,000. No in
surance.
Htrlko nt Bait I/aUe.
SALT LAKE Citr , Jul r 24 , [ Special Tele-
grain to THB BEE.J Tbji masons and brick ,
layers uro'ou a strlxo , ind the contractors
bavo telegraphed to I icuver for more help ,
as building operations u o being delayed by u
scarcity of musomj ,
A TRIP TO NEW ENGLAND ,
* , . - ' -
Early In August Hnrrlaou Will Visit
thoYankooo.
*
CHIEF BELL TALKS TOO MUCH.
ANew Head For the Secret Borvlco
Division Soon to Do Appointed
Dcatti or the Oldest Priest
In tlio Country.
WASHINGTONBuniutr , TncOMA.ni '
!
513 FooaTttitNrnSTnuitr ,
WASHINGTON. D. C. . July 21. I
Mr. Wnlkor Blalua to-day wrote to Gov
ernor Ames , of Massachusetts , giving him
the outline ot tbo proposed trip of President
Harrison to New England. The president
will Icnvo Washington on Tuesday or
Wednesday"August 0 or 7 , will travel by
roil to Now York , mid then by stenmcr to
Boston , where ha will spend ono day nnd
night. From Boston the Journey will bo
made to Bar Harbor by rail. Mr. Bluino In
forms Governor Ames thnt it Is the desire of
the president if anything In the nature of a
reception Is to bo tendered that It shall beef
of a public character. Mrs. Hnrrlson tins
not yet made up her mind whether she will
accompany her husband on this trip or not ,
but she will probably do so. Mr. llalford
will go and Secretary Tracy Is also expected
to bo ono ot the party.
A TALKATIVE Tir.TBCTlVB.
A great deal of interest Is being ta' < on in
the probabilities as to the nppolntmont of a
chief of the secret sorvlco division of tbo
treasury department. Mr. Boll , the Now
Jersey man who has occupied the place for
the past two years , has not proved tit all sat
isfactory. Ho talks altogether too much for
a detective , und has shown great indiscretion
nnd want of business tact. His early stuto-
mont thut the treasury notes printed on the
steam presses could ho very easily counter
feited was extremely annoying to Secretary
Fnlrchild nt the time , nnd Itwns only
through strenuous efforts on the part of
Bell's political friends that ho was re
tained during the latter part of
the last administration. Mr. Boll tins
beoa working UD sentiment inhis
own behalf nnd is trying hard
to induce Secretary Wlndom to keep bun ,
but the secretary has other views , und It Is
understood to-day thut the appointment lies
between ox-Chief James D. Brooks , who was
ono of the most competent men that ever
hold the position , nnd Mr. Thomas Furlong ,
of St. Louis. The talk of the appointment of
the latter man has brought down a great
deal of indignation from the Knights of
Labor , in the first instance because ot the
alleged part ho took in the labor riots in St.
Louis some years ngo wlulo employed by a
railroad corporation. It is understood , bow-
ever , thnt this opposition has been with
drawn , and thnt the Knights of Labor will
not oppose his appointment if the secretary
decides to gwa him the place.
THE OLDEST PIIIEST IN THE UNION DEVD.
Father Curloy , of Georgetown colloirodied ,
to-day. Ho wus tbo oldest priest in the
United States. Ho was born in Ireland on
the 33th of October , 1790 , came to George
town college in 1827 , was ordained priest in
1831 and on the building of the observatory
in 1S45 took charge of it , nnd took the first
longitude nnd latitude of Washington. Ho
was tho.lnstructor of many eminent monr
X'EBLI 0 OP DISSATISFACTION.
Soma dissatisfaction Is expressed among
the senior array1ofllcers stationed ut Wash
ington ever the fiction of Secretary Proctor
in designating Chief Clerk Tweedello as act
ing-secretary of war in bis absence. General
Seofleld is the officer upon whom tlio duties
of thd war department devolve in the absence -
senco of the secretary , but General Scolteld
is also away , so that it becomes necessary to
select sonii ) ono else. The law permits the
chief clerk to be designated , but seine of the
ofilccrs think thut some such man us Gen
eral McFeoly or General Casey should bo se
lected , instead of taking a civilian clerk who
is thus given powrr over them.
THE MOTION DENI3D.
The secretary of the iutnnor has decided
the motion for a review of the departmental
decision filed by George W. Davis so us to set
aside tbo ruling holding that Alva C. Ness
hud the superior right to the south ! of the
northwest } { nnd the north % of the south
west ) { of section 10 , township 83 , north
rnnjro47 west , Vnlentlno lund district , Ne
braska. The secretary says thnt after care
ful examination of the wbolo record ho can
Und no good reason for changing said depart
mental decision , and denies the motion.
MISCELLANEOUS.
The pension board nt Carroll , In. , was re
organized to-day , and Drs. Alberts. Gockloy ,
Samuel C < Dunklo and Arthur L , Wright ,
appointed members of the now board.
S. M. Calkins was to-duy appointed post
master at Mentorville , Antelope county , NebrasKa -
brasKa , vice H. F. Vail , resigned.
Secretary , Noble nas afllrmcd the decision
of the commissioner general of the land
ofllco. holding that without special congres
sional nutborizutlon the Creek Indians cun
not bo paid the $400,000 with which they are
credited on the government books under the
terms of the treaty by which the Creeks
ceded tbo United States certain lands.
The comptroller of currency has authorized
the First National bunk , of Llbertv , Neb. ,
to begin business with u capital of foO.OOO. .
TWO NOTKD CLAIMS.
Sonic Papers Which Harrison May
Tuko Action On.
WASHINGTON , July 24. Among the papers
President Harrison bus before him , and upon
which bo may take action while at Uecr
Park , is a statement from Secretary Blaine
respecting the noted Will and Laabra claims
upon which the government of Mexico has
paid several hundred thousand dollars under
the judgment of the commission before
whom the claims wore tried. After Mexico
had puld a portion of tbo sum awarded ,
further payment was stopped in the tlmo of
Mr. Cleveland's administration , nnd the mat
ter taken up by congress upon tbo plea that
the testimony before the claims commission
was perjured and unreliable and the claims
themselves unjust ana unfounded , A long
investigation by the senate committee on
foreign relations followed , resulting in u re
port Just before the Fiftieth congress ad
journed , sustaining the plea und recommend *
ing the passage Gt-tt-blll to secure u retrial.
The facts in the case have bsen submitted to
President Harrison by Secretary Ijlsino.
who awaits instructions as to the disposition
of the money paid by the government of
Mexico. The claimants hnvo made u do-
maud for it under the judgment awarded by
thu commission. The amount Involved is
nearly $700,000.
Iho Hplnt of the I/aw Violated.
WASHINGTON , July 24. Civil Service Com
missioner Roosevelt said to-day that charges
has been brought against both the pension
ofllco and the sixth auditor's ofllco that- men
had been discharged because they were dem
ocrats , He was not prepared to say this
was a violation of law , but Individually ho
wns firmly of the opinion it was in violation
of the spirit ot the law. Ho thought that no
ouo , unless bo happened to bo an active par-
tlsan , should bo dismissed from the public
service. Ho eaid ho wai gain ? to loolc the
mutter up , not only at relating to the pres
ent , but the past.
Nebraska ana Iowa PonsionB.
WASHINGTON , July 24. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BUB. ] Pensions grunted Nrbraskans
Orlglnul invalid Henry Jolins , Bradstreet
R. Wildes. Incroaso-Barnott Isley , Alfred
Springer , George French , Albert Clemens.
Pensions allowed lowans : Original in
valid F. Stevenson , Elms Leonard , Isaac
C , FiocU. Junes M. Ulab. P. . Leach , D.
Scoflold , Hnnklns O. McKcohnn , Mart In G.
Polott , Solomon W. Heed , Samuel Horn ,
David C. Elder , Joseph U. Smith , Charles
Uppman , Morris Hantor , Lovl B. Copeland ,
Joseph T. Lambert , Henry M. Grnvcs , In-
crcaso John Q , Adnmson , Peter H. Loy ,
Henry 1) . Nuso , James T. Mclntoch , Christo
pher C. Shank , Dadlil Dean , Johu M. Elgin ,
James F. White , John. G. Crist. Reissue
Littleton W. Hctston.
lit ) UKK-s'lJANKHll.
The Prosecution ThlnUH It Has a Clno
* to the Mun.
CHICAGO , July St. [ Special Telegram to
THR BBC. ] The state's attorney nnd the po
lice are In qulto a pleasant ntntoof mind over
their latest discovery in the Cronin caso.
They have at Inst found , or think they hnvo
round , a tangible duo to the mastery that
lias so long tormented them where the
money for Burko's expensive defense In
Winnipeg came from. Tlio persons suftl-
clontly Interested In Burke to spend money
to prevent his being returned to Chicago to
nnswer for Crouln's murder must hnvo very
strong porsonnl motives to Induce such uc-
tlon , the police thought , and all possible
efforts were made to loara who
was noting as Burko's banker. Until
to-day all attempts nt the discovery
of the pcoplo backing Burke resulted only in
lint failuro. To-day the slato's nttornoy re
ceived Information which nnulo him lly
around very lively , for u stout mnu , nud
which sent half a dozen detectives hustling
on the hnbits , record ntul acquaintances of n
certain man who Is well known in Chicago
nnd is well known to the police to bo nearly
connected with n prominent member of the
CiuiMin-Guol nnd linn adherent of the tri-
nnglo The reason for the sudden solicitude
of the police Is this : Up to Saturday morn
ing Isaac Campbell , Burko's attorney , dis
claimed any knowledge us to whether ho
would enter nu appeal from Judge Bain's de
cision to the general term of court on behalf
of his client. It all depended , Mr. Campbell
said , and ho gave it out unqualifiedly , on
Burko's ability to ralso funds to.pay for mak
ing UD the record nud also to pay Mr. Caniu-
bell a fco. Burke hud no money , Cumpoll
said , nnd unless some wns forthcoming the
lawyer would droo the cuso. Tlmt wns the
situation Saturday. Monday Mr. Campbell
announced thut an appeal would bo made ,
and hu gnvo orders to have the record
written up ns rapidly ns possible
for presentation to the judges , who ,
sitting on bane , would review the
ovldenco und give the final decision hs to
Its sulllciency to warrant the delivery of
Burke to the United States officers. Evi
dently , then , money hnd been obtained , and
in nn small quantity either. But how nud
from whom were the questions Assistant
States Attorney George Baker and the Chicago
cage detectives put to themselves" which
they could not answer. Tlio olllcers begun n
search for a possible messenger from Chi
cago. They found ono and an account of
him and his doiugsatWinnluegwas promptly
sent on to Chicago. The suspected omlssury
of the triangle is a relative of n mnn who bus
n considerable monetary Intorc.sl Iu ono of
the men now held lor complicity in Cronlu's
murder.
ilaho.in OorpiiH Granted.
WINNIPEG , Duly 24. Martin Burko's at
torneys applied this morning for a writ of
habeas corpus for the prisoner. Kir. Perdue ,
In making the appeal , impugned thu validity
of tbo testimony allowed by Judge Bain.
The writ was granted. The court will con
sider the mutter to morrow.
KANSAS FLOODS.
Crops Darn-iced By tlio Ilnln Fears
- ot'nn'Ovorllow.
Citr , Juli' at' Tljo heavy rains
the past few days in Kansas scorn to have
done almost as mucU harm ns good. The
fall wus the heaviest In the small grain sec
tions of the state , wtiaro much of the wheat
nnd oats has not bean stacked. The dumugo
in this direction will ba considerable.
The people of Munuliestar , "Kim. , uro fear
ful of a repetition there on a small Hcalo of
the Johnstown disaster. Above the city tha
waters of Mud creek uro confined by u dam ,
The water iu the oreek rose so rapidly it
overflowed the dam nnd flooded a portion of
the town. If the dam should break the dnm-
ago would bo severe. Many pcoulo have
sought refuge where the waters can not
roach them. At Manhattan. Kan. , the Kaw
river rose six feet in tweuty-four hours , but
kept Within its banks.
A Flood at Topclcn.
TOPEICA , Kan. , July 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BDE. | Tno most disastrous
flood for many yours visited this city yester-
dny afternoon and lust nleht. The waters
rose so rapidly this mornlnc that some forty
or fifty families in the vicinity of Eighteenth
street succendcd In making their escape only
by means of boats. The water is ever the
roofs of a large number of houses m Walnut
Grove addition. The bridge on Fifteenth
s.rect is two feet undur water , and the
Shungunnungu crooic , which ordinarily is but
a small stream , is now more than half a inllo
wldo. The water continues to rlso , nnd
many families are leaving their homes for
sufety. Great dumngo lias uoen done to the
corn crops in the valleys , und the wheat
which Is In tbo field is also heavily damaged.
RIVAL C1T1KB OP THB NOUTil.
Minneapolis Takes a Turn on Plcur-
Intr U the OCIIHIIS.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , July 24.Sncclal |
Tclegruni to TUB BUB. ] Sensational tele
grams have been sent to loading papers of
tbo country by a St. Paul correspondent
concerning the directories of 1889 for Minne
apolis and St. Paul. Wo desire to ask thcso
Baino papers which have published the false
hood from St. Paul to publish the truth
froifi Minneapolis , The directory of St.
Paul was issued on the 15th fnst. It con
tained 74,000 names , nn increase of 4,000 ever
1S&3. The Minneapolis directory was I ssucd
to-night and contains 60,000 , names , an in
crease of nearly 5,000 over 1SS3. According
to the multiple used during the stuto census
of 1885 , St. Paul has 185,000 population. By
the same multiple Minneapolis contains
235,000 people , shpwlmr Minneapolis to bo In
the lead by 45,000 peopl . This directory
estimate is confirmed by statistics. Minne
apolis cast 85,000 votes for president In
November , 1888 , while St. Paul cast but
24,000. Minneapolis has 10,000 school children
enrolled upon Her books , while St. Paul has
but 15,000 enrolled. The taxable valuation
of Minneapolis exceeds $132OOO.OOJ , while St.
Puul scarcely reaches $103,000,000 , The
twin cities of the northwest undoubtedly
huTS 4.30,000 population , but Minneapolis
leads St. FsuS-hy. more than 40,000.
The Salt TniHt 8nusOrHon ! .
Nnw YOIIK , July 24. [ Special Tokgrsin
to TUB BKK. ] The Evening Post says : In.
guides to-duy in well Informed circles of
lluaneo lead to the belief that although there
have been numerous small subscriptions to
the DOW Suit company's securities , the total
amount applied for is inconsiderable. The
opinion Is cntortamcd also thut the whole
amount of stock and bonds not subscribed
tor hero will bo taken in London , The sub
scription is for $11,000,000 , stock aud * l,000,000 ,
bonds. Since the owners of suit properties
Brought Into the combine do not take se
curities for their plant , but only cash , the
carrying out of the programme ouuht to
tnako a largo amount of sterling exchange
available , und stop gold exports for u whilo.
It u , of course , possible that large subscrip
tions may bo made hero at the last moment ,
but up to this tlmo tticro has been no eni-'er-
ncss to take up uow salt securities , The
subscription books clone to-morrow.
Ilnlsrrt to a War Kontlnit.
VIENNA , July 24. The Austrian Infantry
has been increased by the addition of 0,000
men , raising that branch of the orvlio to u
war footituc.
THE SWEETffATBR HANGING ,
Five Mon Hold Roopouolblo For I *
By the Coroner.
ALL OF THbM PROMINENT.
Two of the Parties Readily Admit
Their Participation in the
Tragic Affair Hut Do Not
Itogrot It.
The Doubln Choke nt Swoolwatflr.
DOUOIAS , Wyo. , July SI. [ Special Tele
gram to TIIK Biin. ] The dime novel lltora-
turo telegraphed from Chuyonno Monday
night regarding the lynching of James Aver-
ell and Ella Watson Saturday lust was not
correct In homo particulars. Avorcll niul the
woman wore In a wagon on route for Casper
The lyncliers surprised pud cnpturod thorn ,
nnil while in the not of hanging thorn a cow
boy nauiod Buclmnan , who was n frloncl ot
iVvoroll , and who hud witnessed the capture
of the victims , bcg.in firing on the Ivnchors.
Tho.v returned the llro and pursued BU-
clutnan , who escaped and rode Into Casper ,
ilfty miles away , and told tils story. War
rants were sworn out for the supposed
lynchors , and a deputy sheriff lott with u
[ ) O33o of seven men for the srono of the trag
edy Monday morning. Two of the men
returned last night. They report tlmt the
sheriff ana posse reached the scene of the
lynching at an early youryoitordny morning
The tulo told by Buchanan was truo.
Hanging from the limb of a stunted plno
growing on the summit of n cliff fronting the
Sweetwater river were the bodies of Jamas
Avoroll and Ella Watson. Slao by sldo they
swung , their arms touching each othur , tholr
tongues protruding and their faeon swollen
and discolored almost boyoiid recognition by
the o\iK > siiro of almost forty eight hour * . It
was n ghastly picture. Common cowboy
lariats Irul boon used and both had died by
strangulation , neither having fallen ever two
feet. Judging from signs too plain to bo *
mistaken u desperate struggle had tnkcu
plnco on the c.lilT , and both man anil woman
had fought for their lives to the last.
The bodies were cut down ami
taken to the ranch of Ed Hcnly ,
wbero Acting Coroner Emory lui- .
paneled a jury and hold an Inquest , result
ing in a verdict to the effect that the deceased
mot their death at the hands of John Durbln , .
Tom Sunn , J. H. Bothwell , Sam Johnson
and n man named MuLcuu.
The bodies were placed In one box and
burled at the ranch. Sheriff Watson and ,
party then proceouod to the ranch of Tom
Sunn , who admitted that he was ono of the-
lynchcrs aud readily cave the names of the
others. Ho stated further that one of the
shots llrcd by Buchanan at the lyuehern ,
when they were in the act of stringing
Avcrcll up , struck Johu Durbiu In the
hip , Inflicting n very serious If not
fatal wound. The wounded man had been-
taken to Sand creek , and Sunn did not know
whether ho lived or not. Taking Sunn Into ,
custody the party then proceeded to the
ranch of J. U. Both well , who also readily ad
mitted tiilit ho had assisted at the hanging.
Ho told Buchanan and Hoaloy that both
would go over the rongo the saino way if *
they didn't leave the country , and on being
told that ho would bo tukou to Kuwlins , au > .
vised the sheriff to talto n good look ut every
tree be cumo to on his way back to Canpnr ,
for ho would bo likely to find six or eight
more cattle rustlers hanging by the neck1
when ho returned from taking them to Jail.
The two men who furnisnod those facts of
the party hero returned to Caspar. Watson
probably hud no trouble in arresting the
balance of the lynchnrs , and should have ,
readied Kawlius with them some tlmo to
day.All
All the men who participated In the lynch *
Ing are among the most prominent stockman
in tha Swcotwator valley. Durbin lives la
Choycnna and is ono of the pillars of tha
Methodist church thero. Uothwell Is tuo <
son of a wealthy Now York business man ,
and Tom Sunn is an old pioneer scout and
guide , who is known all ever the west.
'
NOT OKl-DITISn.
The Corcau Hangi'iK Story Flntls No-
Believers.
SAN PIIANCISCO , July 2-1. The report from.
Washington last night that Mrs. H.G. Heron ,
an American missionary In Coroa , had boon-
condemned to death at Seoul , Is bollovcd to
have originated in a circumstance which re
cently befell Uev. H. Guuderwood , nu Ambr- >
lean missionary , and his wife In Corca. Un
derwood recently married at Seoul an Amer
ican lady named Ilortou. They went Into"
the Interior on a bridal trip and wore
mobbed in several places on account of ro-
Hgioua belief , but finally re turned to Seoul-
safely. ,
Don't Think It Possible.
NEW YOHK , July 24. The report tele
graphed from Nashville that Mrs. Heron ,
Presbyterian missionary In Corca , had boon
sentenced to death for teaching Christianity , ,
is not credited by the ofllcers of the Presby
terian board of f01 olgn missions. They have
no ttdvico of Buch an occurrence , ana con
sider such action by ttio Coroan authorities
Inherently Improboblo. A telegram from
the Co re an legation ut Washington suvs :
"ThiJ state department and myself con
sider the rumor unfounded. Huvo cabled
for information. "
Tlirno Whalliii ; Schoonorfl Lost.
SAN FIUNCISCO , July 24. News from
Oonulaslcn by the steamer Bertha confirms
the recant reports of the loss of the thrco
schooners. James A. Hamilton , Otter and
Annie. No trnco of them has been scon in
the Arctic , and it Is generally bollovcd they
Imvo boon lout. The , vessels carried about
sixty ofilccrs and men.
"Want the fitoolc YnrdH Cleaned.
TOI-KKA , Kan. , July 31. [ Special Telegram
to TUB Bui : . ] Governor Humphrey to
day received .a petition from Kansas'City
commission merchants , urging that the gov
ernor or proper authorities take Immediate
steps for the cleansing and disinfection of
the Kansas City stock yards , us otherwise
they were liable to bo placed In quarantine.
They also thought separata places should bo.-
provided for stock from the Infected dis
tricts , as otherwise Kansas cattle Interests
wore ilkoly to nuffar. They allege that al
ready there was no market for Kansas cattloi
except such as were fat and In condition to
bo butchered. The communication will bo
referred to the llvo stock commission. It Is
not known tt ! utiy Texas fever exists In tho-
state at nil , though it K reported to be raging
in Oklahoma and the ChnroiCca strip. U remains -
mains with the railroad managers to remedy
all troubles , us they uro obliged to do unddr
the Intor-stuto commerce act , by cleansing
and disinfecting cnra and yards.
iIMnu ot Itcoreanlzitlnn.
Nr.w Youif , July 21. Parties In control of
the Green Hay\Vmonu &St.I'uul roadto-dny
Issued a plun , of rcorgunlz.itlon by which
they propose to assess income- bonds 10 per
cent , uroftirred stock ti per cent and common
stock 5 percent. "J'lioy state the road ban a
largo lloatln ; ? debt and is uuablo to meet In
terest churgos. Tha plan of reorganization'
proposes to build on extension from Ureoa.
Buy to Omaha.
Another Oavant Kcranton ,
SCIUNTON , Pa. , July St. The dwelling
IIOUHOB , barns nnd gardens In two blocks In.
the Hydu park legion of tulsjclty , wore ierl
oiiMv disturbed this morning by the collapse
of o in > f tlio vuiim In the Central minx
! - < t f the h juse will uuvu