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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
NINETEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , WEPKESPAY MORNING. AUGUST 7 , 1889. NUMBER 40.
WRECKED IN A WASHOUT ,
A Union Paelflo Freight Dashes Into
a Culvert Nonr Woston.
TWO RAILROAD MEN KILLED.
Engineer Mitchell Plnnail Between
the Cnb nnd Drlvo Wheel lor
Four Bourn mid Fatally
Scalded Btnto News.
Fatal Wreck NnarVcnton. .
WAIIOO , Neb. , Aucust 0. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Bun. | This morning about four
o'clock Union Paclflo frciglit No. 05 , south
bound , ran Into a washout nbout thrco miles
west of Wcston , wrecking the trnln. Com
munication was established with the scene
of the wreck this evening and the particulars
learned , as follows ; Mr. Conklln , the yardmaster -
master at Vnlpnriso , was instantly killed ,
nnd Eugene Mitchell so badly scalded and
bruised that ho will dlo before morning. Ho
was pinned between the drive-wheel and cab
for four hours , nnd was being slowly scalded
all this time before bo could bo removed from
his painful sttuutlon. Fireman O'Farrcn
was badly scalded from bis knees down and
may lese hla legs. It is thongbt ho will ro-
covor. Fireman Hosier was scalded and cut
about the head , but will recover. The cause
of the wreck was the washing out of the cul
vert. Icavlnir the rails In position so that the
danger could not bo known until too late to
Collision nt StrnniRnurg.
STIIOMSIIUUG , Nob. , August 0. [ Special
Telegram to Tun Bun. ] Thu up freight from
the south , duo hero at 5:30 : , ran into engine
No. 077 , an extra in the yards hero for stock ,
badly dnumgtng both engines. The trnln men
all Jumped In time to escape without Injury ,
A Severn Electrical Storm.
WAIIOO , Nob. , August 0. [ Special Telegram -
gram to TUB Unn. ] Last night occurred
ono of thu severest electrical storms and
heavy rains ever experienced In tnis part of
the country. From midnight till nearly 0
o'clock the heavens were livid with lightning
nnd the roar nnd crash of the thunder was
appalling. The r.-.in fell in torrents. Nearly
six Inches of water fell In ns uwny hours.
The ( laminugo cannot bo estimated. Crops In
the valleys nro destroyed nnd dams are gone.
Trains are not running nnd the railroad
tracks near town on all the roads except the
Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri Valley are
washed out , and In places It Is under water.
The Stocking dam will bo a total wreck , entailing -
tailing a loss of $ , " > ,000. A Bohemian farmer's
housoo. few miles west of town was struck
by lightning and entirely burned up. Mrs.
Thompson , In Wuhoo , had a valuable mare
killed by the lightning. N. B. Berpgren had
thrco horses Killed by lightning and Joseph
II. Graff had a line mare killed the sumo
way. Dan Anderson hud his burn destroyed
by lightning , killing three horses. .1. Ballon
had an unoccupied housa struck by lightning ,
tearing It badly , and many other poisons
Buffered loss from the storm last night.
Can't tiot the Contract.
FHBMONT , , Neb. , August 0. ( Special to
TUB UEE. ] Fremont's difficulty In awarding
the contract for the extension and Improve
ment of its water works system still con
tinues , with the city apparently no nearer to
u solution of the mutter tnau It was eight or
tea months ago , when It first advertised for
bids. After advertising two or thrco times
tor bids and after as many quarrels between
the board of public works and the council ,
the contract was finally awarded about ten
days ago to the Pond Uncineerlnc company ,
of St. Lou is. This company now refuses to
enter into contract nnd thereby loses its
guarantee chock of $500. An effort is being
made to lot the work to the next lowest bid
der , the National brass nnd iron works , of
Dubuque , but whether this will bo successful
or not is not known. The bonds for the pay
ment of the work have- been Issued and sold
nnd are now bearing Interest with no prollt
or return to the city , and the taxpayers nro
naturally growing restive.
Going to the Supreme Court.
BiiATincrj , Nob. , August 0. [ Special Tel-
gram to TUB UEB.J Asupcrscdoasbund was
filed in the district court this afternoon to
carry the court house Injunction case to the
supreme court. Judge'Uroady some weeks
ago dissolved the injunction proceedings by
thOBumo parties. The matter hung flro for
some tlmo because of tie ) heavy suporscdeas
bond required to carry ttio case to the supreme
premo court by appeal , Judge Broady flxiug
It at $10,000. The cnjoinors , who constitute
a political faction In the south part of the
county , have Dually raised the bond uud
tli i en ten to flgut it to the blttor end. The
result is the court house matter Is hung up
Indefinitely , nnd , being on the cvo of tin ac
tive campaign , threatens to have much to do
with the county convention now near at
The Data or Trliil Set.
AMIION , Neb. , August 0. [ Special to Tun
Bun.Tho trial of Harvey Smith for the
murder of Loeiui , In Wheeler county , has
been sot for August 30. I. L. Albert and J.
S. Armstrong have been appointed ns counsel
for the defense. Iho defendant has been hold
In Jail hero for safe keeping ever since the
murdar was committed. 1'ho trial will take
place nt Bartlutt , the county seat of Wheeler
county. Popular opinion in the community
where the murder was committed Is very
much against the prisoner , The mam wit
nesses refuse to toll what they know until the
day of trial. Smith is constantly protesting
his 'innocence , and says ho committed the
deed in eolf-rlofenso.
Kditor Jnm < ! U'lim the Suit.
Gitcni.isr CBNTKII , Neb. , August 0. [ Spe
cial Telegram to Tun Bui : . ] The prelimi
nary hearing of Editor James , who was ar
rested In Omaba und brought b.ick by Dep
uty Sheriff I'axUm in obedience to a tele
gram from James' former partner , II. L.
Ganoo , charging him with embezzlement ,
was hold to-duy before Justice Long. The
prosecution presented its case , after which
the defendant's lawyers , J. E. Cuvunaugh
and John 0. ItiviUI , made nbla arguments In
support of a motion to dismiss the case , und
the case wub dismissed.
Dnrscy Itctm-iiH ,
FIIKMONT , Nob. , Attgiui 0. [ Special to
TUB Urn. ] Congressman Donsoy rct'irncu
boinotufs morning from the complimentary
excursion given by him to a number of bis
distinguished congressional colleagues. They
wcro out thrco weeks and wore as far to the
northwest as Victoria , 1) . C. , disbanding nt
Minneapolis. The excursion wns a very
pleasant ono nnd Mr , Donor says his guests
unanimously agreed that Nebraska made
the best appcurunc-o of any btato in the
CrnumtoU in a Darn.
STCULIKO , Neb. , August 0. [ Si'kcclnl Tele
gram toTun BKK.J At 5CO ; tbis morning
during a rain storm , Benjamin Archer s burn
was i truck by lightning. William Hartley und
Fred Mohlcr woiohleoplnpln it. und HuVtlcy
was burned to death. Molitcr was awakened
by Hartley and uiadohU escape , butfortomo
reason Hartley failed to col out. Throu head
of Dorset , two mutat , 4W bushels of oats , a
corn planter , buggy and coru akcllcr and u
lot of hay wcro consumed.
( Jut toUouth Jtr n Sluklc.
IlKXPLar , Neb , Auguit 0. [ Special Tele-
jframw Tas Jjci.J Cuarlor Jono * , uyouug
Farmer llvlnir two nnd one-half miles north of
Hcndloy , whllo mowing hay to-day , was
lhro'n In front of the sickle. His team
started , drugging him a distance of sixty-five
feet , cutting off Ins loft arm nnd mangling
him terribly. A boy was raking hay near
by , but life was extinct when ho reached
him. His parents nnd young wife are crazed
Rurlal of n ( julumhtiH Pioneer.
COI.UMDDS , Neb. , August 0. [ Special Tolo-
cram to Tun Bin.j : W. D. Davis , ono of the
oldest and most respected farmers of Platte
county , living twelve miles west of Colum
bus , was burled m the city cemetery at noon
to-day. Ho was seventy yours of ngennd
came hero more than twcnty-fl vo years ago.
Ho died nt Hock Springs , Wyo. , where ho
had pone to spend a short tlmo on account of
failing health. Services wcro hold In the
nilndcu Carried Away the Hpnltn ,
IvE&uvnr , Nob. , August 0. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun BEE , ] Kearney was the ren
dezvous of Wood Ulvor nnd Minden sports
this afternoon , who matched their sprinters
nnd wealth. Abe Harper , colored , was
backed by Wood Ulvcr nnd William Hough
was Mlndcn'a favorite. The atnko money
was $700 , and nbout * ! J.OOO was put up on the
side by vlsltlne and local sports. Minden
carried away the spoils.
Kln nt I'nlmor
PAI.MRII , Neb. , August 0. [ Special Tolo-
grnui to THK Bnn , | The B. & M. railroad
coal liouso at this place burned to-day , to
gether with about two hundred tons of coal
und some bridge material in the yards. The
St. Paul flro company was mimmoncd and
prevented thu spread of the flames. Loss
nbout f 1,000.
Strticlc hy Mghtnln < ; .
Tnuj.MCKii , Neb. , August 0.--Special [ Tel
egram to Tin : Bee. ] The barn of Benjamin
Hurnlcy , who resides ten miles northwest of
this place , was struck by lightning this
morning at an early hour. Mr. Harnlcy was
Instantly killed and the barn , containing
three teams , was destroyed.
Troops Going Into Camp.
VAI.CNTINB , Neb , August 0. ( Special
Telegram to 'run Bni : . ] Six companies of
infantry and two companies of cavalry will
leave Fort Niobraru to-morrow for Camp
Crook , at Fort Robinson , whcro they nro to
enjoy six weeks of camp life with troops
from other forts.
Thrco ( irl Itahlns at Once.
FIIEMONT , Neb. , August 0. [ Special to
TUB Bm : . | Mrs. Spice , wife of a well-
ktiown citizen of North Bend , this county ,
gave birth yesterday to three girl babies , nil
beingullvo and doing well. This Is a circum
stance to which all of North Bond points
with great pride.
A Safe Drilled.
FniENi ) , Nob. , August 0. [ Special to THB
BBC. ] The safe of Mchuron & Hunt , Imple
ment dealers of this place , was drilled open
last night by burglars and $27 taken. No clue
at present to the thieves.
Uismnrclc llrcoimnomln.l to Bo the
Capital of North Dakota.
BISMAUCK , N. D. , August 0. The commit-
ten on public Institutions to-day reported to
the convention recommending the location of
the capital ut Bismarck , the state university
and school of mines at Grand Fork , the agri
cultural college at Fargo , the state normal
Echool ut Valley City , the deaf and dumb
asylum at Devil's Lake , the state retorm
school at Mnndan , another state noimnl
school nt Maryville , the stntohospital for'tho
insane and the institution for the feeble
minded at Jamestown. The committee- also
designates the location of half n dozen other
educational and charitable institutions as
fust as they nro needed.
Hni.nNA , Mont. , August 0. In the conven
tion to-day section 4 , relating to the taxation
of irrigation canals , was defeated. The prop
osition on military reservations wns passed
under n suspension of the rules. The ques
tion of the present county oillccrs holding
out the full term for which they ure elected ,
came up for discussion , and it wua referred
to the committee on ordinance. Toolo of
fered an amendment making stockholders
liable for debt In corporations In proportion
to the percenngo of stock they owned. RobInson -
Inson offered to umend by exonerating stock
holders on the payment of the par value of
their stock. A most bitter and animated dis
cussion followed , lasting until adjournment ,
and both amendments were defeated.
No RnlU-oiul Commission.
OI.YMPIA , W. T. , August 0. The conven
tion has rejected the section establishing u
railroad commission. The railroads in
Washington are now free from any special
control. The committee on public meetings
reported that the question of the capital ho
voted upon at the sauio tlmo
the constitution is submitted.
If no city gets n majority of all the votes
cast the question will bo submitted at the
next general election , but only the throe
cities grttmg the largest vote at the first
election will bo allowed to bo candidates a
second time. Onca located , the capital can
only bo changed by a two-thirds vote of the
people. A section was adopted to the bill of
rights , grunting the right to take land to
use for irrigating ditches. The con
vention also adopted the urticlo
reported yesterday on the impeachment of
Delegate Coagrovo , who us the commander
of the Grand Army of the Hcpubhe post of
the territory , Ima issued a proclamation to
the posts urging , In view of the high rates
charged by the railroads , that no Grand
Army of thu Hepublio men attend the gcnorui
encampment nt Milwaukee except delegates.
'Jholr Labors Over ,
Boise CITY , Idaho , August 0. The conven
tion closed to-day. The constitution was
properly signed , ready for presentation to
congiess. After ratifying the election of
November fi , the members go homo pledged
to its Mippoit. Ono member , Pofloy , refused
to sign bccauso the document iccognlzca
Almighty God , Ho refused receiving pay
for hla labor in forming the constitution.
The convention sends greeting to the other
constitutional convention ) ! , saying Idaho has
made a constitution abolishing bigamy und
polygamy , nml separating church und state.
Considnrnd Mlhmgo Tickets.
CIIICMGO , August 0. The Western States
Passenircr association to-duy considered the
question of mileage tickets , and nlso the
charge that harvest excursion tickets were
being bundled by scalpers In such a way us
to cut the regular rate to Missouri river
points. No solution of the difficulty was ar
rived at , uua further consideration was post
poned until to-morrow.
The Egyptian Campaign Over.
CAIIIO , August 0. General Grenfell is re
turning to Cairo. Tlio campaign is over.
A body nf the Egyptians was loft at Sam-
rag. Cuvulry are in pursuit of the ono emir
who survived tbo buttle of Saturday. Ho Is
lurking In tbo hills above Bejlanu , with a
force of 200 men.
At London Sighted , tbo California , from
New York ,
At Bremen The Russian Prince , from
At Hamburg The Gothla , from Baltl-
Killed Both of Them.
BIIIMINOIUM , Ala. , August 0. A dispatch
fiom Ensloy City reports that Andy Williams
went home lust night and found William Mc-
Cutcheou in his room with his wife. Ho
killed both of them with a revolver mid kit ,
THE SPOKANE FALLS FIRE ,
It MlRht Have Boon Chocked. But for
THE LOSS OVER TEN MILLIONS.
Laws Will Bo Hnnctcd to 1'rovont n
Ilenotltton Hotels nnd Kcstnur-
antfl Will Not Uo Allowed
to Advance Prices.
Particulars of the Conflncrntton.
SPOKANB FALLS , Wash. , August 0. The
wires are in such condition that somewhat
fuller particulars can bo given of Sunday's
conllngrutlon. When the flro started the
spectators supposed it would bo speedily
brought under control by the firemen. This
could have been done if bettor precautions had
been taken , but the superintendent of the
waterworks wns out of the city and for some
reason the men In charge failed to respond
to the call lor more pressure. The tire
spread rapidly nnd block after block yielded
to the demon of destruction.
The Grand hotel , Washington block ,
Eagle block , Tull block , New Granite block ,
Cushlng building , Fulls City opera bouse ,
Hyde building , nil the banks nnd , in luct ,
every house between Hallrond avenue north
to the river , and from Lincoln street east to
Washington street , with the exception of n
few buildings in the nortneast corner , were
totally destroyed. Meanwhile n sudden
change In the direction of the wind carried
the lire southward across Railroad avenue
und destroyed the Northern Pacllio passen
ger und freight depots and snvernl cars. The
freight depot was n splendid structure and
was filled to the roof with valuable local
merchandise , very little of which was suved.
About 10 o'clock the Howard street bridge
over the river went down. A boom of logs
took lire nnd burned for hours on the surface
of t ho river. Muny tl mes pillars of Dro covered
the river , Igniting the mammoth lumber nnd
ilourmg mills that line its banks. By heroic
effort Its career was checked on the south
side of the stream.
The burned district embraces thirty blocks
besides the depot. The only brick business
houses left are the Crescent block nnd Amer
ican theater. The schools , churches , college
and hospital were beyond the line of the
burned district und nor.o were lost.
It Is impossible at present to estimate the
loss with any degree of accuracy , but it will
not fall short of 310.000,000. with an insur
ance of about half that amount. The bunks
have obtained temporary quarters and sev
eral have opened for business.
The work of clearing the debris away has
already commenced , and the work of re
building will begin nt onco. The llrcmon
nro blowing down dangerous walls nnd the
militia company Is guarding the burned dis
trict , while mounted police patrol the entire
The city council held a meeting last night
and discussed a resolution prohibiting the
erccMnn of wooden buildings in the burned
district. A mass meeting of citizens sus
tained it , and the measure will bo passed by
the council ut Its meeting Wednesday even-
inc. The council passed a resolution revok
ing the license of all hotels nnd restaurants
and dealers In provisions who advance their
prices. Only two saloons remain , and they
have boon closed by order of the mayor.
HHLKNA , Mont. , August 0. Helena's first
contributions to the sufferers at Spokane
Falls wont west to-day In two bagcago cars
furuishedfor the purpose by tbo Northern
THE MOKMONS DOWNED.
Salt Jjako City Carried By the
SALT LAKH , Utah , August 0. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Bcn.J Yesterday occurred
the most exciting nnd closely contested elec
tion over bold in Utah. Tao Mormons polled
93 to 07 per cent of their entire strength ,
while the gentiles polled only 75 per cent of
their voting \ist. \ At 5 p. m. the gentiles con
ceded the city to the Mormons by fully 300
votes. When the official vote came in , however -
over , and showed that the gentiles bad
carried the city by forty-one majority the
Mormons ns well as gentiles were paralyzed
at the returns. About 10 o'clock thousands
of citizens were on Main street nnd started
an Impromptu parade. Bonfires were built ,
cannons roared , and the entire night was
civen over to rejoicing. The gentiles elect
Pierce , Williams nnd Hull , and defeat Lc-
grand , Young , Moyle and Clark. Thocounty
returns show u not gentile gain of 800 votes.
The indications now point to a gentile ma
jority on next February election of not less
than 1.000 , which will forever do away with
Mormon supremacy in this country ;
Pestered Uy 1'rnlrio Wolves.
CIIEYKNNEVyo. . , AugustO. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Biic.J For a long time past
ranchmen within twenty miles of Cheyenne ,
but particularly oust and south , have been
pestered by herds of prairie wolves. A
juicy , thoroughbred calf or a suckling colt
were at any und all times n target for them
and young stock of this description have fre
quently disappeared. Lately much older
stock have been killed by these posts , nnd
the ranchmen have determined to rid the
country of thorn. A bunt bus been organized
for a week from to-morrow. It will Include
some of tno best known cattlemen of the city ,
and starting from the Perry Organ ranch
just east of town , will work the country n
distance of twenty miles. It is Intended to
bo a wolf drive. If possible none will bo
killed on the open prairie. They will bo
driven to their dens in the rocks nnd when
the party assembles will bo smoked out and
slaughtered. Great sport Is looked for.
I'rcHldont HnrrlHon'H Trip.
NEW Youic , August 0. The special train
carrying President Harrison reached Jersey
City ut 3:20 : p. m. Upon boarding the tug
the purty steamed oconnward without uny
demonstration on the part of the by-slanders ,
They wont as fur down ns the Nurrows and
then returned to the Fall river line pier.
Custlo William und Forts Wndsworth and
Hamilton llreu salutes of twenty-one guns.
There wus no cheering us President Harrison
stepped from the tug to the pier. He bowed
nnd passed into his steamer cabin without a
single glance ut the extra bunting displayed
In honor of his presence. His secretaries
followed him , Secretary Husk bringing up
th e reur with a white tint set upon the back
of bis head. The Pilgrim lifted at5UO : p. m.
A Wyoming Allno Sold.
LAIHMIK , Wyo. , August 0 , [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEB.J The Keystone gold
uilno , in thu Douglas Creek district , has
been sold by Colonel S. W. Downey , of this
city , to an English syndicate fo' $75,000. A
forty-stmnp nnd $30.000 worth of ma
chinery will be > nit up ut onco. The mi no U
believed to bo u line pl'cp'irty , but bus never
been extensively developed. ow1n to u luck
of capital. The sy no lea to bus uluo socurScl
control of four placer mines on Douglas uud
Beaver creeks ,
Tlio "Weather Forecast.
For Omaha nnd vicinity Light showers.
Nebraska Local showers ; warmer in
eastern portion , cooler in western , southerly
Winds becoming variable ,
Iowa Local showers , slightly warmer , va
Dakota Light local showers , cooler m
central portion , wurmer elsewhere , variable
Dick Tutu Arrested ,
QiiAi ) , Ala. , August 0 , A special
Just received says that Dick Tut , Ken
tucky's defaulting treasurer , has beeu ur-
teatvd at BcotUboroueUj Ala.
NO QUAHTEH. GIVEN.
Illpnnlyta Butchers Prisoners nnd
NEW YOIIK , August O.--Tho' Times this
morning had a dispatch fromPort-au-Prlncc ,
Hnytl , dated July 23 , which state , that Lcgl-
tlmo cut the throats of eight prisoners of
war In the market place , In retaliation of the
butchery of prisoners by Hlppolyto. Hippo-
ly to Is advancing nearer nnd nearer each day.
Tlmo nnd ngatn the southern lender has prepared -
pared for fight , but on each occasion tbo ap
peals of the pcoplo and the representations
of his generals have Induced him to Hold n
little longer. Fear bordering ou frenzy ap
pears to have seized hold of many of Log I-
time's soldiers ; they refuse to stand , nud it
only remains for the contagion to bccomo
universal to enable Hlppolyto to march unop
posed Into the capital of the south.
The idea of offering quarter to surrender
ing troops has long died out , and capture
now means something ivorso than death.
The Inhabitants of Port-nu-Prlnco oxpcct
no mercy should Hlppolyto's men ever force
an entrance Into the city.
Despair has seized many , whllo others
await the end with in differ onco.
On July 20 Hlppolyto made an attack on
ono of Logltlmo's strongholds. All tbo
available men in the city were pushed for
ward and , with considerable Impetuosity ,
attacked Hlppolyto. The latter be.it u hasty
retreat , carrying nwav with him eighteen of
the garrison. Of these unfort.inato men ,
some wcro shot on reaching Hlppolyto's
camp , others bad their throats cut in sight
of the army , and others wcro executed for
the amusement of the troops. Spies reported
tbis net to Legltlmo and the latter ordered
nil the prisoners on hand taken to the mar
ket placo. There wcro eight of them In nil ,
nnd , tied arm to arm , they wore led ,
strongly guarded , to the open square. Hero
an Immense crowd had collected. Ono by
ono the men were gagged , and then their
throats were cut with the utmost delibera
tion , the crowd yelling vociferously as each
man fell quivering to the ground. Ono man
managed to tear off his gag , nnd Illlod tbo
air with the most piercing cries of fright.
This pleased the crowd so much that the
gags of all the remaining prisoners wcro
taken off , nnd the cries of agony of the
wretched men fairly rent the nlr. When
the butcher was completed a great cheer for
Legitimo went up from the crowd , and it
was evident that the southern leader had
gained a point in the confidence of bis fol
The American consul nnd tbo captain of
nn Atlas line steamer witnessed the above
scene , and can verify the report.
A HUNGARIAN MOB.
Wild With Whisky , They Make the
Hounds oT the Colco Works.
CoNHKi.svn.i.B , Pa , , August 0. This after
noon a mob , composed chiefly of Hungarians ,
went to the Paul works , on the west side of
the Yougbeogheny river , and drove the men
from the works. They also drove the labor-
eis out who were at work on the new ovens
there. The general superintendent wus In
the engine house at tbo time and kept the
mob nt bay with a revolver. No ono was
hurt uud no damage was done to the works.
The crowd proceeded to the Clarissa mines ,
nnd on the way passed the Nellie works ,
where the men took to their heels. At Cla
rissa the men were forced out , as well as the
laborers ut work on tbo reservoir. The mob
were drunk and wild 'with anger , and the
workmen only escaped injury by running
"PiTTsuuno , AugnsfO. Tlio coke firms of
Schoonmaker & Co. , * McClure & Co. and
Cochrnn & Co. , the thrcolargest / outside of
the Frick company , ' Udvo advanced the
wages of their employes OJf cents par
Don't. Ijilco tlics Com pro nil so.
SCOTTSDALE , Pa. , August 0. A special
says the compromise offered by Seboon-
makeraul other firms will hardly be ac
cepted by the strikers. The laborers are op
posed to Its acceptance unless the scale U
made for the entire region , and they have
adrlsed the men to reject It.
CHICAGO , August 0. The arbitration com
mittee , which was expected to report a basis
for the settlement of the labor troubles in
the northern Illinois coal Holds , failed to
agree. No two of the three arbitrators hold
the same opinion. The state of affuirs will
bo reported to the conference of employers
and waire-workers to-morrow.
Cincinnati' * Whisky Merchants Ask
Forgiveness From the Court.
CINCINNATI , O. , August 0. What has beoii
termed the saloonlsts1 rebellion was formally
ended in the police court this afternoon by
the granting of nmnest.y to tbo offenders on
application of their atto'rnoy , who stated to
tbo court that the defendants were men who
had money invested anej thought they were
justified in trying to make money , and they
were m some measure excusable. Before
the week hud passed they knew they were
wrong. The men , in the presence of their
counsel , by a unanimous vote , had
agreed to obey the law. "Now your honor ,
having soon the error of their way they nsk
forgiveness , and as their representative I ask
tbo court to meet them half way by pospon-
inir the cases now pending against them , not
to bo revived so long as they obey the law. "
' I adopt tno suggestion , " said the court ,
, 'and add that if there is no further violation
there will bo no further prosecution. "
A. Braoo of Trauodlcs.
MADISOX , Ind. , August 0. This city was
the scene lust night of two tragedies. The
first case wns that of William Johnson , a
well known young man , who blow his brains
out , thinking ho hud killed his sweetheart ,
Miss Sadie Ateoy , who h d refused to marry
him. The other case was that of young
George Schlick , who shot and killed Robert
Sisco , brother of Marshal Sisco. Schlick
got away , but was discovered nt his homo
this morning by Walter Sisco , brother of
the dead man , who tried to arrest him.
Schllek out his would-bo captor dangerously
across the throat and made good his escape.
The uiurdoror is still ut lar o.
The "Waterway Convention.
Wr.st Sui'EUion , Wls , , August 0. Delegates -
gates from several states , along the lakes and
rivers of the middle pott of jip ; | United States
mot in this city to dlsruss the great commer
cial Interests of states In which they live.
Tlio gathering ls called the "waterway" con
vention. It was a holiday in tbo city und
the buildings wore gaily docorutod. The
temper of the whole gathering WUB thut
the great lake ports should bo the western
terminus of oceun freight.
Now Mexico Propnrliic.
SANTA Fc , N. M. , August 0. There were
candidates for delegates to the constitutional
convention in all the counties in New Mexico ,
Dili thorp was no vtralght democratic ticket
in the fie ! ; ! lq any-of them. This course was
advised by thoid aijcratio managers on the
pleuof unruirnpportlouintvitin some counties.
There is a mixed ticket calleTi il'n people's
ticket. Tbo vote throughout the torruCry
to-day was light. The nonvontlon meets on
September a In Sauta Fo and will bo almost
solidly republican. ,
Boml > ny/H Unllrniuls.
WASHINGTON , August 0. The United
States consul at Bombuy reports thut the
length of tbo various lines of railroad under
the control of the government of Bombay in
operation during the year lbST-8 was 4,008
miles , or twcnty-eight miles moro than in the
previous your , On the Great Indian & pe
ninsular railway the work of doubling the
line U in proi.'rc 3 ,
CLEAR AWAY THE STARBOARD
When the Black Diamond Saw the
" " a'o.
Barkers" She Hove .
THE DETAILS OF THE CAPTURE.
Nothlne Very Blood Curdling , No
Thrilling Hltuntlons Nor Narrow
Kflonpcs , But Very Inter
Told By a Participant.
Nnw YOUK , August iJ. [ Special Tologrmn
to Titu BKE. ] The particulars covering the
capture of the English schooner Black Diamond
mend were , nccordlng to the World of this
morning , road by < * reporter of that paper
yesterday In n letter to this city from au ac
Thursday morning , July 11 , the Hush loft
tier anchorage at St. Paul nnd steamed out
on n smooth sea before a moderate brcero
from the northward. It was 3 o'clock In the
afternoon when the lookout from his station
In the foremast heard sang put , "Sail ho. "
The cutter's course was changed , nnd headIng -
Ing for the stranger , orders worn passed by
the engineer watch to shako up the fires.
Iho speed of the vessel was Ini'reaoed , whllo
n broad wnko of foum and broken
water trailed astern. It was not
long betoro the stranger wus made out
from the deck. While the Hush ivns
yet some distance astern the schooner under
foresail , malnsnll and ] ib swung off before
the wind. It was evident that the stranger
did not like the appearance of the revenue
cutter which wns swooping down upon her.
Suddenly from the schooner's masthead wns
displayed the flag of England. At the same
time the Rush ranged on her Ice quarter.
Captain Shepard , by the use of a apoaiilng
trumpet ordered her to "hoavo to. I wish to
board you. " But no attention wns paid to
the summons , The man at the wheel did
not shift it a spoke , nnd by the few who
lounged on the deck a contemptuous silence
was maintained. Again the summons rung
out , but to no purpose.
"Clear away the starboard battery , " was
the ominous command from Captain Shcp-
nrd. The ports fell as If by magic , reveal
ing three breech loaders , whllo Mirco gun
ners stood awaiting Instructions. But there
wns no occasion to expend a cartridge. With
a swerve like a frightened hawk tbo
schooner flow up Into the wind , the man at
the wheel evincing n sudden interest in what
wns transpiring about him.
Head to the wind , with sails shivering nnd
headway stopped , the schooner luy all but
motionless under the guns of the Hush ,
which craft lowered a boat manned by six
seamen under command of Francis Tuttle ,
the tlrst lieutenant of the Hush. No Impedi
ment was put in the wuy of the lieutenant as
ho pulled alongside. In fact , there was no
ono to meet as he leaped over the rail , land
ing upon the dead carcass of a seal. Ono
glance at the deck revealed the bodies of
u score of seals , while In the hold
seventy-eight 'were lllcd away. Standing
forward were twenty tawny Indians , silent ,
morose and glancing furiously at tlio ofUcor
as ho made his examination. Further aft
were five white mon who did not look pleased.
Meanwhile Captain Shepard had como ou
board , attended by the crow of his gig. The
master made a little remonstrance but fol
lowed tho. ofllcqrto his smoking cabin , where
the firearms , ammunition and spears were
taken possession of. Salt , salt bags , floats
nnd nil the paraphernalia of a Bohrinu sea
seal pirate were deftly passed over the Black
Diamond's side into the bouts of the Kusb.
The master told Captain Shepard that before
leaving Victoria ho had received positive or
ders from his owners not to obey the orders
of uny Yunkoo revenue cutter until ilrod into
by u solid shot. "But 'mo , " ho added , "I
disobeyed orders for once in my life. The
will was good enough , don't ye know , but I
changed my mind when 1 saw those barkers
poking their noses out of the cutter's side. "
Captain Shepard now detailed John Haw
kins , un able seaman , to act as prize master ,
with Instructions to proceed with the vessel
to SItku. But the master of tnoi schooner
stated that his mon would not work anymore
moro , as they looked upon themselves ns
prisoners. To this no attention w.is paid ,
the Hush resuming her course leaving the
schooner hove to , but before the vessel wns
out of sight she had made all sail and hauled
by the wind. No ono aboard the Hush had
the slightest idea that the schooner would
ever sight Sitlca , but the duty of the Hush's
ofltcers had been observed to the letter. The
vessel had boon seized and her voyage
After heaving the Black Diamond the
Hush ovorhaulbd the Triumph off Victoria ,
the largest sealer that visits Bohrlng sea ,
whllo her commander and crow have tno
reputation of being the most determined and
hardest sot of men to handle in those waters.
But the general appearance of the Rush
must have had a most soothing effect upon
tbo tempers of those controlling the for
tunes of the vossol. She hovo-to at the first
summons , nnd Lieutenant Tuttle was re
ceived politely , if not cordially , on
board. A scorch failed to reveal
any damaging evidence , although
the ofllcer was of the opinion that she hud
been engaged in illicit business , but hud
probably got rid of the pelts upon the cutter
houving in sight.
TheKusb sailed on the morning of July 15
for a four days' cruise , after which she waste
to return for the purpose of coaling prepara
tory to a two weeks' trip to the westward.
If everything works us expected the Hush
will bo ut Oonuluska bv August 5 , and after
that will steam direct for Sttka , then to Fort
Towusond , W. T.
TOIIOKTO , Out. , August 0. A special from
Ottawa to the Empire , the government
organ , says : "I'horo wns considerable chuck
ling hero at the news from Victoria of the
( tufa arrival there of the sealer Black Diamond
mend , although thcro is naturally much ro-
Bcntment at the outrageous conduct of
Captain Shepard in forcibly breaking the
ship's lockers. Captain Shcpard's ' action
und that of his government affords a
very remarkable contrast to the treatment
extended to tbo United States llshlng vesaolu
that have been seized or detained for transgressions -
gressions of the Canadian flailing laws on tbo
"Apart from the recent seizure the conduct
of Captain Shepard must of necessity engage
the moat serious attention of the homo gov
ernment. In this case n vessel having a
British register und flying the British flag is
boarded on the high seas and forcibly
searched. Under these circumstances it is
surely duo to British vessels pursuing a legit
imate culling that the Imperial government
take prompt ami de''isivo measures to pro
tect its commerce beyond the territorial
waters of the United States or asy other
country , "
Collector Burnley telegraphed the minis
ter of customs lutortlmtthoHluuk Diamond's '
papers clearance , coastlne Unccnse und ror-
tlficatoof registry us well us her suited steins
were taken from her.
i\ Full Hcport Kcuulved.
OTTAWA , Ont. , August 0. Bownll , minister
of customs , has received a full report from
Victoria regarding tbo escape of the Black
Diamond. 1 ho report will In duo course bo
&ub ! * > lited to the cabinet.
Haven't AHtC'.lFor Protection.
OTTAWA , Ont. , August 6. The minister of
customs stated that the owners of the Blacic
Diamond have not asked for protection aCd
that thu matter will not como before the cab
inet until u report is received by mail ,
CAiiTiuaB , Mo. , August 0. b. T. Green , a
prominent attorney , uanged himself with a
plcco of wire to-duy. Financial dlfllcultio
was vtio cuusg.
UUUAT ,10V IN DAKOTA.
The Tcoplo Celebrating the SuoceRf
of thn Slotiv Commission.
CiUMiinutAiN , N. D. , August 0. [ Specla
Telegram to Tun Bnn.1 This entire scctlor
of the northwest Is celebrating to-day nt li
never celebrated boforo. A message froir
Standing Hook ngnncy , stating that the
Sioux commission bus succeeded In securing
nufllclcnt signatures to open the great Slou >
reservation to settlement , U the cause ol
thn joy , und our pcoplo fool that their llgh'
for moro than six yonrs lias nt lust rosultud
in a glorious victory. As a result of the
commission's success , South Dakota will ox-
mirionco a boom that will make the Okla ,
hotmi boom fade Into tnslgnlllcauco.
CiHJiimiit.Ais , D.xk , , August 0. The ox-
citomcnt Is Intense In tins section to-day on
account of the success of the Sioux coinmis
slon. The feelings of the pcoplo may b (
Imagined when for fully eight years thoj
have labored unceasingly to accomplish thU
end. The buildings nro covered with llngn
and the sound of cannons , music , nnd bells
fill the nlr. This Is a great day In the his
tory of the development of the noithwe.st ,
Thu Final Council Hold.
STANDING HOCK AGENCY , S. D. , August 0.
The Una ) council was held this afternoon ,
at which the commissioners said good-by tc
tlio Indian * . They will leave this place fet
Bismarck to-morrow , having been successful
In their efforts and obtained the ratification
of tlio treaty for the opening of the big Sioux
reservation , There are now on the rolls nt
this place USe nnmcs , Sitting Bull bolng still
Dakota County Convention.
Sioux FALLS , S. D. , August 0 , [ Special
Telegram to Tun BKK. | The Minnchahii
county republican convention-to-day nom
inated to the stuto convention twenty-four
delegates , who will bo headed by K. A. Pot-
tlgrew. Tlio following candidates for tbo leg
islature were named : Senators A. . B. Kit-
trldgo , of Sioux Falls ; J. A. Coonoy , Doll
Hnplds. Representatives S. B. Young , John
F. Norton and C. W. Hubbard , of Sioux
Falls' , and John R. Manning , Charles T.
Austin , S. Wilkinson nnd Lassu Bollmm
from the county precincts. All will support
Pettigrew for senator. Thcro was a sharp
contest for delegates to the judiciary con
vention between Park Davis and L. H. Keith.
Delegates fuvornblo to the former were
A Nnw Paper nt I'lerrc.
PinniiK , S. D. , August 0. [ Special Tolo-
grnm to TUB BKE.J A now daily pupor
called the Capital will bo started ut Pierre at
once by parties from Sioux Fulls. Slncu the
news of the success of the Sioux commission
und the speedy opening of the Indian reser
vation great excitement has prevailed in the
city and a big boom Is commencing. Real
estate sales In the last few days have run
high. L _ _ _
rOUGEKIKS ON A IjAHOE SOAliK.
A young Lawyer nt Minneapolis Hobs
n Wealthy Kcsidont.
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn , , August 0. Special
Telegram to Tun 13iis.l Sonety and busi
ness clicles are agitated by the discovery
that furgcrics to the amount of nearly f300 , .
000 have been committed in the name of Jonr
S. Blaisdol , ono of tbo oldest , wealthiest and
best known residents of Minneapolis. A
young lawyer in-'tbis city , who is
well known and whoso fathoi
is a worthy and prominent man ,
has been robbing Mr. Blaisdcl for a long
time by a series of systematic forgeries , anu
when the fact was discovered , a day or two
ago , the total of thn amount of His gains was
in the neighborhood $290,000. Owing to the
previous good character of the man and the
h It'U social and business position of the
young fellow's ' family , n settlement was
agreed on , The understanding is thai
the whole amount obtained on Mr ,
Blaisdel's signature will bo returned
to that gentleman. Mr. Blutsdoll has placed
his case in the hands of F. F. Duvis , nnd the
hitter bus been busy witli it for two uuys ,
and to-day was locked in his private oftlce
with three detectives all day long. A re
porter called nt bis house last oveninc , but
Mr. Davis refused to sco him , saying thut ho
was ill and could see no ono. The
largo amount of the forgeries , together
with the social nnd business prominence ol
all parties concerned , promises to make the
case one of the most sensational ever known
In the northwest , It is understood that il
the mutter is settled it will be done tomorrow
row and , if not. a criminal octlon will be
DHOWNING OFBYJU5U BUUOE.
A Mysterious BomelhhiK Which la
Puzzling Many People.
BOSTON , Mass. , August 0. [ Special TolO'
grain to TUB BKB.J J. Purvis Bruce , the
woll-known bicyclist , wns drowned Sunday
afternoon whllo bathing In Chauncoy pond ,
at Westboro. His sad end brings to light a
remarkable and a strong coincidence that
looks almost as a providential warning.
Bruce wns known all ever the country , lie
was bettor known In cycling circles na
"Jack. " Ho was the son of a Louisiana
planter and lived many years in England.
For a time ho was on thu stuff of the Minne
apolis Tribune , but since May has been con
nected with the Whlto Cycle company , with
headquarters nt Wostboro , Lust Mondny
week the llrm received a dispatch from Mln-
non polls , signed by J. Stlckwcll , inquiring If
Hrueo wns deaj , saying there
was an unaccountable rumor in
that ] city , which could not be
traced to any source , that hu was drowned.
The dispatch WUB kept several days until Mr ,
Bruce returned , hu being ubient when It ar
rived , und Saturday ho replied to it In u
genial manner , saying bn wns ulivo and
would soiid his inquirer a circular of the
llrm. The following afternoon ho decided to
take advantage of the warm weather to en
joy u swim in Chnuncey pond. Ho hired n
boat und , going out a short distance ) , un
dressed. Getting into the water ho swum
ubout the bout several times. Friends
wutehed him from the shore , when ho sud
denly throw up his hunda und , with a cry ,
sunk out of night. It wus Monday afternoon
before his body was recovered. His father
is in Scotland and his sister In Germany.
Tlio Whlto company will sco to hisbuiiul.
When Iho news of his death reached Boston
It was believed to be u hoax. Its verification
lead to the strange continuation of the
etrango Minneapolis Inquiry.
A On mo of I'Yorzonut. '
CHICAGO , August 0. News bus been re
ceived In Grund Army circles In Chicago
that Department Commander Martin , ot 1111-
nU. in order to prevent thu southern HUiioix
Boldles frm attending the Milwaukee on-
cnmpmctit has eaiid tbo encampment of the
Southern Illinois Votorun uS : ' : latlon to meet
ut BollcvuQ during tlio ween of thu national
ItopB Itiilncd By Blight.
UTICA , N. Y. , August 0. In n whole day's
truvcl through the heart of the hop country
in the state of Now York not u glnglo yard of
the late variety was discovered In which th
blignt has not worked berious havoc. In
many canus the lute variety will not pay for
picking , but the Humphrey , whle'J is an early
variety , U found to bu of full yield ,
Hoitt nn Escaped Convict.
Cinuuip , August 0. Jacob Stuben , wno
has been \voriu ! : steadily as a farm hand
near tult city for two years , under "tho name
of Peter Grossman , disappeared to-duy and
tbo fact came out that ho was un escapyj
convict from Luzerne , Switzerland , wheru
ho received a life sentence for causing the
deatU ol two
HELD UP TWO STAGE COACHES
That's What a Lcmo Hlghwaymrm
Did in Ono Evening.
THE COWBOYS DON'T WANT HIM.
They Are Not Anxious to Incur III *
111 Will Tor the Paltry Pittance
OlVorod hy Unolo
WASHINGTON Huiuuti , Tur. OMAHI BRB , )
GlSFoUHTItUNTIt SrilKBT. >
WASHINGTON. 1) . C. , Aunusa 0. )
The postofllco department has u standing
reward of S-IOJ for the arrest und conviction
of every person who robs or who attempts to
rob or In any way interferes with the United
Slates mulls. Of late there hnvo been so
many mull robberies In the west that the
postofllco authorities are convinced that the
reward Is not sufllclont to Insure the deten
tion nud capture of robbers , und thu post
master general nnd Chief Postofllco Inspector
specter Kathbono have como to the conclu
sion that the amount paid for tbo capture of
a mail robber should be largely increased
nnd that no expense should bo spared In
bringing this class of criminals to
justice. The Wells Fargo Ex
press company Ima n standing
reward of 81,000 for the arrest of
any man who attempts to hold up one of their
stage coaches , and they would just ns soon
pay for n dead robber ns a llvo one. Inspector
specter H'.ithboiiQ thinks that the govern
ment ought to b'o able to pay just ns much ua
a prlvuto llrm.
A report received at the postofllco depart
ment from Inspector Frederick shows the
necessity of offering larger sums for the ar
rest of thcso knights of the road und con
tains the account of n very bold robbery.
The south bound stage on tlio route from
Hawllns to Fort Wnshaklo , wus bold up near
Hougis nbout 'JliO : p. m. by a lone highway
man. Ho covered the driver In the regula
tion style , and after tolling him to throw up
his bunds warned him that if ho made any
noise bo should consider It necessary to
make a hole , with the aid of a bul
let , In the top of his head.
Not wishing to have his ski'll ' re-
scmblo u sieve , the driver kept quiet whllo the
robber devoted his attention to the registered
tno.il. The only passenger wns the wife of
the Indian agent at the Shoshone agency , nnd
she was forced to give up her nurse contain
ing $3. She had n trunk with her , and this
the robber broke open and In ono of thotraya
saw some silverware. He was on the point
of taking this when the woman told him that
It w.is only plated. Ho threw it back with ,
the remark that ho wus not bothering with ,
plated stuff. After countiiic up his ir.Uns
and llndlng that bo wns only ? ys richer by
the raid , which ho thought was pretty poor
pay for a night's work , ho told the driver to
go on until they met the northbound stage ,
when ho would give him further Instruc
tions. Just before meeting the other stngo
the robber got down nmj concealed himself ,
giving tbo driver a'parting injunction not to
reveal his presence on pain of death. As soon
ns the two singes passed , the second one was
stopped m the same manner as the other und ,
the registered mull examined. Ono letter
wns found to contain $ SOO in currency , nnd
after searching for other valuables , bo dis
The south bound stage reported the rob
bery to thq postmaster nt Kongo's , but al
though there wore sovor.il cowboys hanging
around the store nt the time , none of them
considered the reward of 5300 suQlciont in
ducement to go on the trail. Inspector Fred
ericks says a man who would have nerve
enough to hold up two stngo coaches In ouo
night would no doubt make a very stubborn
fight for his lifojmd the cowboys don't think
it , is worth while being killed for 200 , espe
cially us the pursuit of a hlgbwuyrann la
generally on expensive ono.
AirrniMCD inn PIJCISION.
The secretary of the interior to-day consid
ered the case of George C. Ueavervs. George
W. Coivin , on appeal of the former from a
decision of the comuilsloner of thu general
land ofllco dismissing his contest against the
timber culture entry of the former for the
southeast quarter of section twenty-eight ,
township three north , range twcuty-nino
west , McCook , Neb , land district , und af-
llrmed the decision of the commissioner of
the general hind ofllco.
IOWA I'OSTMASTCHS APPOINTED ,
Alden , Hardy county , LB. . Hogers ; Onltfi ,
Cass'county , Samuel Moffott ; Lake Mills ,
Wiunobago county , Oliver Nelson.
The comptroller of tbo currency has ap
proved the selection of the Sehustor-Hnx
National bank , of St. JosephMo. , as rcsorvo
agent for the German National bnukt < pf
Hastings , Neb. ; also the Maverick National
bunk ns reserve agent for the Stock Grow
ers' Nationnl bank , of Cheyenne , Wyo , . the
approval of the Fremont National bank , of
Boston , as rcsorvo agent for this banlc hav
ing been revoked. Ho also approved the selection - ,
lection of the National Hank ot the Hepublio ,
of Boston , ns reserve agent for the Fust Na
tional bank of Corning , la.
Mrs. CnlobJ Brown nnd C. B. Adams were
to-day appointed members of the board of
pension examiners for Sao City , la , , und U.
A. Cusbmnn for Sheldon , lu.
While ho is absent. Secretary of War
Proctor hus authorized Chief Cleric
Twccdulo to sign requisitions on the
treasury and etheR papers requiring his
signature. Tvvccdalo docs not net
as secretary of war , as was eroneously
stated the last tlmo the secretary wu ab
J , Stockwcll , of Omaha , is In the city and
registered at Willard's hotel.
TUB VKTIDHAN FlUST.
Other TlilnijR BcliiK Kqual Ho Coin the
Civil Korvlco Appointment.
WASHINGTON , Augusi 0.--In response to a
letter of the chlof clerk of tlio postaulco de
partment thn assistant attorney general for
the postofllco department wrote thut when
the civil service commission certlllud three
names for appointment , nnd ouo was a dis
charged sailor or soldlur , ho must bo selected
for the pluco. Thin opinion wus continued
by the uttorney genonil , who , however ,
brought out more strongly the point thut the
appointing power still haJ the right of judg
ing as to the cx-bohller of sailor's capability
und personal Illness before putting him in
the place , although other thlnga. being equal
the veteran must bo appointed ,
Whnt tlio UnllroiuU Got.
WASiiiNHfON , August -Tlio forthcoming
annual report of Acting Commissioner Stone ,
of thu general land ofllco , will show thut dur
ing the llBciil year ended Juno UO , 18S9 , there
were certified to railroad companies , under
vurious grants , u tntul of ja.raiJ ( acres of
land , or-101,11U less thnn the total certifica
tions of the previous llscul year. There were
pending In the gcnorul land olllcu on Juno UO ,
ISS'.i , railroad selections under former grunta
fi 'outiting ' to 2'J,4I451 ucies , which is un lu-
cruuso i"u ' .ho year of 4,011Ub.1 ; auios ,
WASHINGTON , August 0. [ Sns < : | ul Telo-
grum to Tun Bcis. I Patents Issued td Iow
Inventors : Hlon A. Ilaker. Grcoly , la. , ,
stalk cutter wheel for sulkj plow ; John II ,
Curmlchaol , KmmcttBburg , la , , label holders
for bottles ; Thomau 13. JJrupsr , Ited Osk ,
la. , device for stacking buy ; Thouw J , Fra-
zlcr , Lyons , la , ulcum motor ; George A.
Goodrich , Col fax , lu , rotating pimm hold
case ; Cairoll ft , Grahum , Marion , lu , , line
wini liiHUlutoi ; Juiuoa T. Milton , Council
Bluffs , la , , burrow ; Allen Johnson , Ot-
tumwa , lu , , devise for thu manufacture of
cutlery , .loHcph ! ' Mlll'ir , Hamburg , lu. , reel
iMin.r-c , Artliu. ' J2 Plutto , Ottumwu , la. ,
In r-Kvvr , Oluuf VolkwU , Sac City , la. ,
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