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THE OMAHA DAIL EE.
NINETEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , SATURDAY MOVING , AUGUST 10 , 1880. NUMBER 52.
THE EXCITEMENT SUBSIDING
Public Opinion Rcjjardlnir the May-
brlok Goso Dying Out.
SIGNATURES TO THE PETITION.
Threatening hotter * Sent to tlio Fore
man of the Jury A. Rumor
Ilmt Pnrncll Will Visit
Cnri/rfffftt iSfO tin Jamti Gonlon ItennM. ]
Livitiiroot , Augusta fNcw.York Herald
Coblo Special to Tun Unn.l There has
boon considerable subsidence ot public ex
citement over tba Mnybrlck verdict , as is
shown by the quiet state of affairs outside of
the assize court. Mrs. Maybrlck 1& still pros
trated , though somewhat better than yester
day. She was able to got up this forenoon
to oat some breakfast , but still remains very
weak. Sao was visited by the chaplain and
doctor , but had no visitors from the outside.
At the Jail matters hove resumed thotr
normal serenity , the only visitors to-day
being those on business. The bar memorial
for a reprieve has been signed by over fifty
members of the northern circuit , and the
petition on 'change received some eight hun
drcd signatures to-day.
Before leaving the assize courts this even
Ing Mr. Justice Stephens said that two let-
ten addressed to the foreman of the May-
brick jury hod boon handed to him. It was ,
his lordship said , a very Indecent thing to
make tin attack upon those who had been
obliged against their will to perform tbo
most ungracious and thankless kind of ofllco ,
and-ho could only say that those letters
would not Vi delivered , because ho thought
it his duty to open them. Ihoy had evi
dently been addressed to that gentleman because -
cause ot his connection with the trial. If
any inoro were written the persons writing
them would waato their labor.
The foreman of the jury soys the verdict
was not decided uqpu until the whole of the
case had been gene through
Another juror tolls how they treated the
case every night when they went to their
hotel. The points , as thay occurred each
day , were threshed out and each juryman
gave his opinion. Every man on the jury
was agreed to find a verdict of guilty. Every
point was tested to discover a doubt so that
the unhappy woman could have the benefit of
it , but everything xvus so plain and conclu
sive that the jury had no chance , and there
fore could not give her any benefit
of it. He hoped Mrs. Maybrlck
would not bo hanged , because ho wns
opposed to capital punishment , but the jury
had nothing to do with that question. They
only had to say whether she was guilty of
murder or not , and they were of the opinion
that it was a cold-blooded and cruel murder.
On 'change and in the city generally a
much calmer and less impassioned tone pre
As Is well knowntho costs of the trial have
been very heavy , and It Is stated that Brier-
ley , who had undertaken to find the means
for defense , has already paid out 4,000.
I'nrncll to Visit Indln.
[ Cnpvrlpht 1883 bJainet | Gordon nentifM. }
LONDON , August 0. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEK. ] Therfc is talk
of Par neil paying a visit to India , "it is cer
tain that ho will take so long a holiday that
he will bo absent when parliament reassem
bles next year. During the present session
ho has almost deserted the house In order to
attend thoFaruell commission. His absence
has weakened his hold on his party , in which
there are not a few grumblers. Some of
O'Brlon's section say that an effective leader
could hare lessened Balfour's success. The
fact Is thaiPnrnoll's health Is again a source
of anxiety to his friends. Ho is no longer a
vegetarian , but takes a little unimal food ,
but Is subject to frequent attacks of cold ,
which leaves him weak and depressed.
A Blackmailing Solioino ,
[ Copyrfoht 188) bu Jama Oorrfon Bennett. ]
LONDON , August 0. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to TUB QBE. ] A popular
practice of abandoned Whitcchapol women
is to demand money , and , upon refusal , to
charge the man who refused to bo stood up
as Juck the Ripper. A day seldom passes
that some unfortunate follow is not sub
jected to imprisonment In this way. One
was arrested to-day who had been arrested
twice beforeon a similar charge. Ho was
discharged after an examination.
A Tribute From the Quoon.
tCnpyrfffht tBKIltu Jama Qordnn Dennett. ' ]
TOSKI , August 9. I Now York Herald Cable
blo Special to TUB Bee. ] The queen has
noqt a most gracious note to General Gren-
fell and his command , which was received
with much enthusiasm by all the troops.
ThoTroourour General Brings Sort'
ou ClinrRCH Aaulnat Him.
PAWS , August 0.Tho trial of General
Boulunger before tbo high court of the senate
ate was resumed to-day. The procureur
general , continuing his address , charged
that Boulanger had hold a veritable political
court at dormant I < errand , when bo was In
command of the troops there. Ho had orig
inated secret Intrigues , electoral agitation
and u system of corrupting officials. The
procureur ecu oral declared tboro were docu
ments before the court which clearly market ]
the downward path of General Boulangor
from Insubordination to Intrigue , falsehood
and conspiracy. The government also had
evidence to show that he hod tried to have
convoyed to Princa Bismarck tbo informa
tion that ho ( Boulaugor ) only desired to bo
appointed consul for Itfo.
The procureur general described the pro
ceedings ot tbo League of Patriots ut Kochg *
fort and the Initial steps of the attempt
against the state which commenced with the
cone at the Lyons depot when Boulangcr
started for Clormont Forrano , and continued
until the long Chomps review , when Bou-
langer wns hiding In Paris awaiting the ro-
ault of his manifesto. The procurour's
speech was received with many Impatient
cries of "adjourn , adjourn , " The trial was
Mr * . Brown Almost Insniic.
BOSTOK , August 0. The wife of a. P.
Brown , of Brown , Stcose & Clark , woo
dealers , lately fulled , Is almost Insane ,
resulting from the suspense caused by tut
continued absence of her husband , who has
ndt been heard of since last Tuesday , A
brother of the missing man expresses the
opinion that the business ufTalrs of the Arm
have driven him cruzy ; that ho has either
committed suicide or has absconded to Eu
rope or Canada , or else is wandering about
the country In a demented condition.
ts to tlio HowoUy.
YIBNNA , August 8. The Austrian govern.
incDt , ID reply to Greece's note on the Cro-
ttn question admits thu difficulties of the sit
uation , but objects to the action juonoscu by
Killed Hy MudtnInc.
VJWWII.UON , Dak. , August 0. George
Pratt wu struck by lightning und killed last
Hlnpoljrto Dlnzlne Awny ntthe Hy
NEW YonK , August 0. Purser Squire , of
the steamer Aim of the Atlas line , which
arrived from Hoyll last night , brings Hay-
tlon news. The evening of July 20 , when
the Alvo arrived ift Port-ou-Prlnco , the
uolso of Hlppolyto's cannons could bo dis
tinctly heard firing at the town. The nttnck-
Ing-force was at the west ot the place , about
two miles nway , With the aid of a powerful
glass Hlppolyto's forces could bo scon. In
the harbor there wns the tugboat Panama ,
of about one hundred and twenty tons bur
den. She carried a few heavy guns and was
in LcRltlmo's service. During the afternoon
of July 20 , the Panama wns ordered to at
tack lllppolyto's bombarding party. As soon
as the little tug got within tiring distance
she began to blaze awny. She kept It up
until darkness set In. The bombarding by
Hlppolyto'a forces was kept up all night.
The Alvo left next morning. Legltlmo lost
two men during the fiercest of the fight.
Hlppolyto's losses can bo reckoned In the
hundreds , It Is said.
Another Traitor Discovered.
WASHINGTON , August 9. Information from
Hnytl under date of July G says everything
Is quiet at Port-au-Prlnco , and that the delay
In attempting to capture the city la giving
the inhabitants renewed confidence and
hurting the cause of the northern party.
The near approach of the rainy season Is dis
advantageous to Hlnpolyto and It Is thought
ho will have difficulty In keeping his forces
in the field without largo defections. Frequent -
quont firing was kept up , It is said , by the
forts on the northern Hide of the city and
Hlppolyto's advance forces could bo scon
from the decks of vcsscln In the harbor. The
communder of Ln Coupe had been brlbod to
ulve up the place for $10,000. A Frenchman
dining with General Albert Salnono at his
camp learned of the scheme , and on his re
turn to Port-au-Prince divulged It to the
authorities , who , with a few troops and
gatllng guns , easily repulsed the advancing
columns of Salnono. It was said If this
scheme had boon successful Lcglilnio would
have accepted Hippolyto's offer of a pension
and left the Island.
For Detaining thu Ozrmi.i.
WASHINGTON , August 9. A letter has been
received at the navy department from Ad
miral Ghorardl , of the flag ship Kearsago ,
Port-au-Princo , Hayii , saying Logltlme's
government has delivered to the United
States minister $7,503 as compensation for
the seizure and detention of the steamer
Oratna. The money is now aboard the
A TEN PER CENT UEDUCT1ON.
The Harsh Do inn ml of the Northern
Illinois Cant Onorators.
.ToLir.T , 111. , August' 0. After a lengthy
session tlic coal operators and miners con
ference with the board of arbitrators came
to an end at a late hour last night without
any results looking toward n settlement of
the not them Illinois coal miners' strike.
The minors .agreed to moot the operators
half way and accept 75 cents at Strcutor , 85
cents at La Salic and 00 cents at Braid wood.
This concession the operators refused to ac
cede to. insisting on a 10 per cent reduction.
Before the nicotine broke up the operators
agreed to meet again in this city on Monday.
Tho-miners hold a secret mooting and agreed
to return here Monday. The men seem eager
to end the strike , but us the operators insist
on a 10 per cent reduction there Is little hone
the meeting of Monday will bo productive of
Ilnpes for the Best.
CniCAOO. August 0. Fred Wines , who ,
with Judge Gould , of Mollno , has been in
vestigating the coal strike , Is at the Grand
Pacific hotel , where ho arrived yesterday
from Jollet , the scene of the recent confer
ence. He was asked what"ho thought the
outlook for a peaceful settlement was , and
he replied that ho had strong noues the re
sult would bo acceptable to both sides.
"On what do you found your hope t" ho
"Is It true , " ho replied , "tnnt the joint
meeting of the operators and miners ut
Joliet adjourned without coming to any
agreement , but it only took a recess until
Monday. This Is to allow the operators to
center with some of thn principal operators
who were not present. I base my hope on
the rood acnso and good feeling manifested
by both sides nt their private conference on
Thursday and on the fact that the discussion
showed such a remarkable agreement of
opinion an to the main features of the present
Scott's Reply teEms
Ems , Pa. , August 9 , The following Is
Hon. VV , L. Scott's reply to Hon. Frank
Lawler's telegram of last night , relative to
tbo mining troubles :
"Your telegram received. Am I to under
stand that tbo miners at Sprint ; Valley huvo
requested you and the Chicago relief commit
tee to take up the price ot mining to bo paid
there. If they have done so I can sco no ob
jection to considering the subject with you
and the committee , not , however , In the way
of arbitration. Wo uro as desirous that the
men should resume work as your committee
can possibly bo. and wo have always been ,
and are now willing to Day a rate for mining
that is equivalent to the rates paid by the
operators In other sections of the stata with
whoso coal wo have to compote In the mar
kets of tbo northwest. But you can readily
understand tht't wo can not successfully run
our mines and pay our men from SO to 100
per cent moro for mining at Spring Volley
than Is paid elsewhere In tbo state , and find
a market fcr our coal. "
Drunken Strikers on a Rnld.
PiTTSuiwo , August 9. Private dispatches
from the ConnolUvlllo coke regions report a
gang of 400 drunken Hungarian coke work
ers on a rnld. Thov do not sootn to under
stand that the strike was settled In their
favor , and this morning started out to close
up the works In operation. They first
marched to Morowood and drove the men
out and then wont to the Alice- works , where
they also forced the men to quit work.
When lust board from the Hungarians were
on their way to the Bessemer works. Con
siderable damage was done at the Morowood
anil Alice , but no ono was seriously hurt ,
The Hungarian rioters proceeded to Besno.
uior , and on tbo wuy met Joun M. Daglon ,
who wns riding In a buggy. Ho trlod to per
suade thorn to stou and leturn to work , but
the infuriated mob overturned his buggy and
beat und cut him BO badly that his life is de
spaired of. The Huns reached Bessemer
and went to the house of an old man named
Gilhooly to looic for atnliia boss. Fulling to
find him the old man was beaten and the
windows broken. A miin named Love was
also caught aud treated In the same manner.
They next made a descent upon the store ,
and after breaking the windows and doom
in it carried off all the bread and bologna
they could find on the promises. By this
time Secretary Wntohom arrived In company
with James Kccgan , another of the loaders.
Wntchom addressed thorn and finally suc
ceeded In malting them understand that the
strike was over and decided In their fuyor ,
The Huns than retired to ttioir names.
Experimenting With thn Elixir.
KAJVBAS Cur , August 0. Drs. L. A.Borger
and C. W. Adams huvo for three vreoks pant
been conducting a series of experiments
with the Brown-Soquard elixir at the home
for the aged. Experiment ) were made upon
Uro inmates of the homo aged fifty-nine and
soventy-ouo years respectively. The elixir
was bypodormically injected twice a week ,
the patients being1 ignorant of the nuturo of
tbo elixir. The effect has been quite satis
factory snd the vitality of the men seems to
have Improved considerably. Dr. Berger
thlnkH u mixture of opium , cocaine and
braudy will have the same effect as the
elixir. He \ > 111 try it on two others of the
inmates and inako coinparUeut ,
MARTIN BURKE ARRAIGNED ,
A Sudden Ohnoso in the Programme'
IT SURPRISED MR. KENNEDY.
The Accused Pleads Not Guilty to
Both the IntllotmontH The Sus
pect's Hunted Look Every
body Enfjor to Sco Him.
The First Day in Court.
CHICAGO , August 9. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEB.J Senator Kennedy was this
morning notified by the state's attorney that
Burke would bo brought Into court this
afternoon to plead to his Indictment. The
news was something of a surprisn to the
Wisconsin attorney , who had been led to bo-
llcvo that the suspect would not again sco
the Inside of a court room until the 20th In
stant , the date sot for the trial. Ho signified
his satisfaction , however , and said ho would
bo present. It was ten minutes after 2
o'clock when the state's attorney entered
Judge Baker's room. Senator Kennedy , n
dozen reporters and a handful of spectators
were already there. The judge Immediately
arose and addressed the state's attorney
"Well , do you want anybody brought Int"
"Martin Burke , " Mr. Longonccker tersely
Tbo Judge so ordered Deputy Sheriff
Carney , and after a wait of five minutes the
celebrated prisoner entered the court from
the Iron corridor , with Deputy Carney in
the lead and Jailor Folz nnd Deputy Cool
following. Burke was led before the judge ,
where Clerk Lee handed him.coplcs of the
two Indictments , and then , picking up the
first , said :
"Oa the 19th of Juno you wore Indicted for
murder. Are you guilty or not guilty ! "
"Not guilty , " the prisoner replied , With a
suggestion of a brogue. As ho spoke ho
looked up at the coiling , then at the reporters -
ers in front of htm , shifted uneasily and
fixed bis gaze on the clerk , who had picked
up indictment No , 2.
"On the 29th of Juno you were indicted for
murder jointly with Beggs , Coonoy , O'Sulli-
van , Woodruff , Kunzo , Couphliu and others.
Arn you guilty or not guilty 1"
"Not guilty , " the suspect again replied.
Ho then handed thocoolcsof his Indictments
to Senator Kennedy , and In response to a tap
on his shoulder from Jailor Folz ho followed
Carney back to the jail with Folz and Cool
During his brief stay In the court room"
Burke was ill at ease. Ho struggled hard
to appear calm and unconcerned , hut ho
failed signally. His eyes roamed through
all parts of the room , nnd there was in them
the scared look of a frightened
-man apprehending a sudden blow from
some ununown quarter. When ho spoke his
Immense lower juw fell slightly to allow his
words to escape , aud when ho had finished
Lo closed it with a snap , and then folding his
lower Up over the upper , let It slip slowly
down and then compressed them tightly to
gether , as If fearful lost souio unnecessary
syllable should elude him. His countenance
Is a peculiar one , the most marked feature
being the chin , which from the lips inclines
sharply inwards , as if a piece had boon
slashed off with a knife. His expression is
not particularly forbidding , yet there Is a
look of dogged determination about it sug-
gestwo of ferocious daring , If occasion should
require. Every eye In the court room was
fixed on him , the judge's being no exception ,
and no ono quit looking at him till ho loft the
A Ble : Wheat Crop.
MINNEAPOLIS , August 9. "Tho wheat crop
In Minnesota and Dakota will roach 85,000-
000 bushels , and I think will go to 90,000,000 , "
was the announcement of the market record
this morning. "It will bo the beat crop har
vested in six years , " said Manager Robblns ,
of the Northwestern Elevator company.
There is confidence on every hand , and the
above are sentiments of grain men generally.
Two weeks ago a few made predictions of
80,000,000 bushels , and the majority said tbo
claim was too high , Now the increase of
5,000,000 bushels ubovo that figure Is not re
garded as unreasonable , bamples of wheat
shown by tbo various elevator lines from
houses wide apart show an almost uniform
excellence. U Is expected that with no
storms the crop in Minnesota will be har
vested in ten days , and in Dakota fifteen
A Deadly Storm.
LACROSSE , WIs. , August 9. The reports
of damage from the storm of Wednesday
night and yesterday morning are just coming
In from the country. Henry Scbmlz's
twelve-year-old daughter , whllo running
from the house to the barn , was struck by
lightning and instantly killed. ATilrs. Jus
tin suffered paralysis of her lower limos
from the effects of the thunderbolt. Chris
Mueller's barn wns destroyed , together with
twenty-five sheep , fifty tons of hav and
other property. A horse was struck and
bis shoes ripped off from all four feet and
the horse loft unlnturcd. A largo number
of buildings wore struck.
Business Tioublo ? .
BOSTON , August 9. George W. Hollls , of
the Hollls Dressed Beef and Wool company ,
has made an assignment for the benefit of
his creditors. His embarrassment Is caused
by the failure of Brown , Stneso & Clark. It
is stated at the ofilco of the Hollls company
that Hollls' embarrassment will neb affcctr
PnbviuisNCE , R. I. , August 9. The Massa
chusetts Iron & Trust company placed an at
tachment for 200,000 on tbo Rirorsido mill
to-day. This makes 8312,000 in attachments
on the property bore. Nothing Is knowu of
the whereabouts of Brown , the treasurer.
Moro Brown-Scquard Experiments.
CINCINNATI , August 0. Dr. Longfellow ,
who experimented yesterday on twelve
persons with the Brown-Sequard elixir of
life , says that ana ot thorn , an elderly
woman , reported oxcollnnt results this mornIng -
Ing An old man afflicted with rheumatism ,
says bis ailment Is ubout gono. No particu
lar result was reported by the other ten ,
who were young and vigorous. To-day ho
experimented on eight people ranging in ago
from twonty.clght to sixty years. It is yet
too early to report the results.
Collom Goon to Jail.
MINNEAPOLIS , August 9. Tbo fourth com
plaint was entered against Frank Collom to
day containing seven different counts , nUarg-
lug him with the forgery of notes aggre
gating 220,000. His ball was fixed at 110.000
in each case. Collom was remanded Into
custody In default of f 110,000 ball for exami
nation next Tuesday.
The Enainocr Wan Asleep.
SOUTH BKTHLCHEM , Pa , August 9. An
engine dashed Into a caboose which was
standing on a siding ot the Lohlgh Valley
railroad at Pen Haven Junction early this
morning , completely wrecking U and killing
William Garrcn and fatally injuring Bruko-
mun ChriBtman. The engineer was asleep
nnd failed to notlco the signals.
Drnppod Dead In a Dining Room.
MINNEAPOLIS , August 0. Benjamin Mo-
Loan , of Kansas City , dropped dead in the
dining room of the Hotel St. L'ouU , at Mlnno-
tonka this afternoon from apoplexy. McLean
bus resided in Kansas City ever since the
war , nnd for twenty-five years was engaged
in the wool and hide business ,
An Engineer Badly Scalded.
HOLYOKB , Col. , August 0. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BBE.J Pat MoDormott , engi
neer at the round house , was scalded severely
about the head and facb last evening bjr
eiceplpg gteqin from hi * engine ,
FATAL GAS WELL KXPLOS1ON.
Two Men Klllort ! ' xnatVAljout Fifteen
PiTisnono , PaAil ulst Q. This afternoon ,
whllo a thirty-Inch natural gas main was
being tested , a lend cap On the end of a plpo
blow out , scattering the debris In every di
rection. Several hundred workmen em
ployed In the Iron mills near by were just
returning homo ami n number of them had
stopped along the trench to watch the ex
periment. They were struck by the debris
nnd flying missiles. The plpo was braced
with heavy timbers and those were hurled"
into the crowd with torrlflo forco. The
workmen and spectators were thrown down
by the force of the explosion , und ono man
was hurled against n brick honsn nnd his
nock broken. A general stnmpodo followed
tbo explosion nnd a scone of the wildest ex
citement ensued. The cries of the Injured
could bo heard for several squares.
Investigation showed that two mon hid
been killed outright nnd about fifteen others
Injured , two of them fatally. The dead were
convoyed to their homes and the Injured who
were unable to walk were taken to the
The killed nro : John Miller , single , aged
twcntv-thrco years ; John O'Connor , single ,
aged twenty-five years.
The seriously injured are : John Grolnor ,
married , terribly cut and bruised , injured
Internally , will die ; Henry Reich , a boy ,
skull fractured and Injured internally , may
die ; John Brnnoymillwright. Internally In
jured and head cut severely ; William
Green , badly cut and bruised , thought to
have received Internal Injuries ; James Hyn-
drlck , of St. Louis , Mp. , both legs broken.
The Committee Irrigation Make
Speeches nt flolonn.
HELENA , Mont. , August 9. The United
States senate committee on irrigation ar
rived hero this morning. The senators re
ceived formal Invitatlojh from the constitu
tional committee , and Senators Stewart ,
Plumb and Reagan spoko. The importance
of Irrigation was dwelt upon at BO mo length ,
nnd many other Interests of the west , includ
ing the romonctlzatiori of silver , on which
topic Senator Stewart spoke fully , and Sen
ators Plumb und Reagan briefly , but warmly ,
all advocating the restoration of the whlto
metal to its former position as a monoy. The
body of the committee then hold a session
for taking testimony bearing on the subject
of Irrigation. Many prominent gontlemcn
were examined , and all agreed that the in
terests of Montana.would bo bonofittod al
most beyond compututloa by a proper utiliza
tion of the water lylngMa its lakes and rush
ing through Its river.
The opponents of Hojena'trlcd to force the
capital question , but her friends carried the
motion to adjourn till Monday.
OLYSIPU , Wash. , August 0. The legls
lativo report has finally been adopted. Aliens
are forbidden to hold lands unless acquired
by Inheritance or mortgage. They can , how
ever , own mines of mineral , coal or flro clay.
The penalty against legislative bribery , said
to have been formed 'bylJorernlah Black ,
was adopted. All special legislation
Is forbidden. The comtnittoo on hygiene
recommended an article establlsnlng a
bureau of vital Btutlstlcs.fand regulating the
practice of medicine. 'Tho ' employment of
children under fifteon'ycars ' of ago In mines'
The democratic committee to-day Issued a
call for a state convention at Ellensburg on
Monday , September 9. XThere are to bo 110
delegates. The republicans'haV'o changed
their convention .from Spokane Falls to
Walla Walla city.n
INDIANAPOLIS , August' 9. As Geortre C.
Bradbury , general1mapagcr of the Lake
Erie & Western railroad , entered his office
this morning , ho was confronted by his wife ,
who Is now living in Chicago , and with whom
ho has not been living jfor some tlmo. A
scuffle immediately' ensued which was
stopped by the appearance ivof a police officer1
who discovcrcd'Bradbary with a lovolver In
his hand. The officer1 refused to arrest'
cither party , although 'Mrs. Bradbury de
manded the arrest of her hus
band. Mis. 'Bradbury went at
once to the station and swore
out a warrant charging Bradbury with
threatening her life. [ Bradbury's story Is
that when he reached bis ofllco ho found his
wlso standing behind ino door with a pistol
in her hand/thrcatcnlng to shoot him. Ho
wrested the pistol from her , and her screams
brought the officers. Mra. Bradbury's story
is that Bradbury attempted to shoot her. At
the trial this afternoon sensational charges
against each otlioot , Infidelity were made
by both parties.
Iho President's Trip.
BAH HARDOR , Mo.J" August 0. President
Harrison rose early this morning , and after
a hearty breakfast aqd a cigar , received
visits from Hon. John R. Thomas , of Illinois ,
Baron Rosen , the Hussion minister , and
others. Most of the morning was spent by
the president resting. Later a drive was
tuken by the party. In the early afternoon
the carriage party arrived at Major Aullck
Palmer's cottage , nt Otter Bluff , whore a
number of prominent cottagers had boon in
vited to meet thorn at luncheon in the open
air. Iho event was really a garden party
and was entirely informal.
A Small Hawaiian Rebellion.
SAN FIUNCIBCO , August 9. The steamer
Australia , from Honolulu , brings news that
on July 3 two half white Huwallans named
Kobert W. Wilson 'and Robert Boyd , with
tbo aid of 150 natives , made an armed at *
tempt to overthrow tbo government , The
palace grounds and the government house
were tauen possession of by the rioters. Tbo
Honolulu rifles were called out and a skir
mish ensued m which seven Hawallans were
killed and twelve wounded. Tbo rioters
wore at lust compelled to surrender.
Marsh Write * a Book.
MIDDLETOWN , N. Y , , August 9. I Special
Telegram to THE BOB. ] Luther It. Marsh ,
the eminent Now York lawyer , whoso deal
ings with the spirit medium , Mine. Edith A.
Diss Debarr , gave him j'an unpleasant no
torloty , is now reading the printers'
proofs of an elaborate work from
his pen , "Spiritism. " in which
ho deals with the subject in the main from
the liberal standpoint arguing that the
modern so-called spiritual manifestations are
co-related to the miracle * recorded bv the
holy writ , and are equally well authenti
cated. Mr. Marsh's bop It will bo published
The I'rossor Motor Broke Him.
ST. PAUL , August Q. Colonel J. Ham
Davidson , executor of tbo estate of the late
Commodore Davidson , of this city , assigned
last night. Ills liabilities are said to amount
to 1100,000 , and the assets , consisting largely
of St. Paul real estate ! will realize over that
amount. Colonel Davidson's failure is due
to the collupso of the Presser motor.
The AVcnttfer Forecast.
For Omaha and vicinity Fair weather.
For Nebraska Fair , warmer winds , shift
ing to southeasterly ,
For Dakota Falrt general/ warmer , vari
For Iowa Generally fair , warmer in
northwest , stationary temperature In southwest -
west portion , variable winds.
A Chnuman | Hanged.
PORTLAND , Ore. , jAugust 9. Oheo Gong ,
a Chinaman , was hanped to-day for the mur
der ot Leo GIck two years ego. Ho made a
long speech , protuttlng his Innocence , and
declaring his convlutlou was the result of a
A FORMAL COMPLAINT FILED
Kansas Olty Rondo Malco Charges
Against the Alton.
A LEGAL BATTLE TO FOLLOW.
The Intcr-Stnto Commerce Commis
sion to Decide n Point of Inter
est to the Entlro Rail
A Hallway Scrap On.
CHICAGO , August0. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEB. ] The filing of a formal complaint
In Washington Is the first step In what bids
fair to bo a desperate fight between the Alton
and the other Kansas Cltv roads. The com
plaint's points nro ot course familiar to every
railroad and financial man. It marks the
Irrepressible conflict between opposing poli
cies. The lines built west of Kansas City by
the Rock Island and Burlington are turning
over a valuable business to tholr'malh lines.
The Atchlson has built its Santa Fa exten
sion to Chicago and naturally turns over to
it all the controllable business. The Alton
Is being bottled up. The St. Paul , Wnbosh ,
and Chicago , St. Paul & Kansas City are In
exactly the same plight , but they nro mem
bers of the Inter-State Commerce Railway
association and will go with the majority In
fighting the outsider , the Alton. As shown
in those dispatches , the Alton officials freely
acknowledge the constant curtailment of
territory from which they have obtained traf
fic. The only reason their shipments have not
decreased Is that the population has Increased
In the reduced territory whence they derive
business. A tlmo would surely como when
their tariff from west of Kansas City would
bo little or nothing. There were but two
things to bo done either to own or control a
western extension from Kansas City or to
got part of the business brought Into Kansas
City by the Chicago lines having western ex
tensions. Although it is believed tbo Alton
will lease or buy the Kansas Pacific or Mis
souri , Kansas & Texas , the other horn of the
dilemma was also stated , and the Alton gave
notlco that it would , on Kansas City west
bound roads with which it had no pro rating
arrangements , pay local rates to Kansas
City and then accept as its rate to Chicago
an amount which , added to the reduction of
the local , would equal the through rate
quoted by the original lino. This Is the gist
of the whole complaint against the Alton
whether it is legal to thus make a nolens
volens traffic arrangement with Its competi
tors and charge a less rate to the western
man for the Kansas City-Chicago haul than
It would charge a Kansas City man.
The Alton claims that it has this
right. The other Kansas City roads , except
the Chicaeo , St. Paul & Kansas City , claim it
has not. The Inter-stato commerce commis
sion must decide whether traffic brought in
from west of Kansas City and destined for
the cast is to"bo considered as through or
local business in Kansas City , if taken out
by a road other than the road which brought
The whole railroad world is interested in
the decision , as it effects every lino. In re
gard to the other charges in the complaint.
Vice PresidentMoMullln said :
"We leased 00 stock cars to , the American
Live. Stuck Commission company and Had a
perfect Tlglit'-t6 ad" < br"JThoy were our own
property , and the Rock Island itself got an
association ruling that there was no objection
to a road loosing Its cars. Wo can't gain
any Undue advantage from the lease , as they
are nearly all In use west of Kansas City.
Ot the few which como east the Wabash ,
Rook Island and Santa Fo have as many as
wo do. The only other charge made against
us , except the ono of reducing our local rate
from Kansas City to make tbo same through
rate charged by other lines , Is that wo have
reduced rates legally. Of course wo reduced
the rates , but wo did it , as we said ut the
tlmo , to meet manipulated rates. In regard
to the poly serious charge that of shrinking
our local to make athrough rule wo think
wo are right , and , moreover , think wo can
show it to the Inter-state Commerce commis
sion or any other Intelligent body of men. In
that case we simply meet the rate made by
roads with branches west of Kansas City.
The Duluta & WlnnipoR.
DUMJTH , Minn. , August 0. The Duluth &
Winnipeg railroad was ono of the chief points
of contention in tbo state legislature last
winter , Its friends desiring the extension of
land grants which seemed slipping away
from the corporation because of its delay in
bulldlnr tricks. The contractors have at
last been selected , tbo contracts signed and
work will bo commenced atoucoin tbo ox-
sion to the Mississippi river , which will bo
struck at Itascu. Fifteen hundred men will
be put to work on the road in a few days and
work rushed. It is an important road to tbo
northern portion of the state.
Another New Road.
CHAMBERLAIN , S. D. , Augusta The Black
Hills , Chamberlain , Huron & Duluth rail
way company has been organized here with
a capital stocit of 11,000,000. It is proposed
to commence laying Iron as soon as the right
of way is secured. The opening of the res
ervation will render this line an ubsoluto
necessity and will bo secured at any cost.
PI/UNKKTT NOT DEAD.
A Hartford Defaulter Said to Ito Liv
ing In Mexico.
SAX FiuNCiaco , August 9. The Chronicle
claims fo have discovered that Thomas J.
Plunkett , who mysteriously disappeared
from Hartford In August , 1883 , and whoso
supposed death in Mexico was telegraphed
over the country from Hartford last April ,
is to-day alive and a resident of the City of
Mexico. At the tlmo of hla disappearance
Plunkott was president of the Hartford Silk
Manufacturing company and n later investi
gation showed ho was a defaulter to the sum
of about (300,000.
A Remarkable Case.
WASHINGTON , August 0 Maurice Adlcr ,
who was shot in the neck on the night of
Juno 18 last by Frank Ward , still lives and
to-day an operation was performed on him.
It is a most remarkable case. Although bis
body has been almost completely paralyzed
ever since tbo shooting and ho has been
spoken of as the man with a live head on a
dead body , ho has lingered lor inoro than
eight wetks and seems to bo no neurer death
now than the day after tbo shooting. To
day the patient was placed under the influ
ence of chloroform and an incision about
throe Inches long was made down to tbo
vertebrae over the course of the wound ,
which was found to bo actually healed.
On cutting- down upon the splno It was
found that the splnous process of the fourth
cerovlral vertebrae was fractured and had
been driven against the spinal cord , which it
was pressing upon and had lacerated to the
extent of three-fourths of an inch. The
spmous process und the lamunao were re
moved and the pressure was thus tekon off
the cord. The patient was much easier after
The Happy Sioux Commission ,
ST. PAUI August 9. The Sioux commis
sion arrived In the city last night after see
ing the completion of their work of securing :
tbo signatures of a majority of the Indians to
the treaty opening 11,000,000 acres of land
of their blp reservation In Dakota for set
tlement. Naturally they are very much
elated over tbo successful termination of
For Killing Ilia Mlatrrse.
BotJLurit , Mont , August t > . George D.
Dryaon was executed bore to-day for killing
hia tnUtrosi , Aunlg Llnditrom , ID Helena , In
1888. M , . , _ _ . , , . . --v.
ron , MRS. MAVBUIOIC.
Petitions Bolntt Signed Everywhere ,
Even Parliament is Interested.
New YORK , August 0. A cnblo special
from London says In addition to the memo
rial to the government In behalf ot Mrs.
Maybrlck , signed by most of the barristers
of the Ltvorpool circuit , a petition has been
circulated among the merchants and brok
ers , nnd In parliament itself. A number of
members of the house of commons have de
cided to make a combined appeal to the homo
ofllco for a reprieve. Their action Is
based not only on the confus
ion In the medical testimony taken ,
butnlio on the peculiar bohaviorof tbo judge
which has excited a ferment of Indignation
throughout the country. The foreman of the
Jury has boon interviewed arid ho showed
himself , by his answers nnd comments on the
case , to bo possessed of only a one-sided no
tion of the ovldonco which had been pre
sented In court. Ho admitted ho would not
bo sorry If a reprieve were granted , not
withstanding his volco WAS In favor of the
verdict for murder. The general impression
loft by the Interview Is that the jurors al
lowed themselves to bo swayed nnd biased
by the ono-stdod summing up of the judge ,
nnd gave a hasty verdict without giving the
evidence any personal consideration.
Regarding the chances of Intoricronco with
the sentence on the part of the homo secre
tary , Mr. Mncklln saldi "Thov have a
curious law In England , providing that
where an adverse decision is rendered In any
but a murder case appeal can bo taken to n
higher court and from that to the house of
lords , but when the case is murder , the de
cision rendered by jury is final , and the cases
where a judge's sentence has boon overruled
by the homo secretary are very rnro Indeed.
Still , I hope wo can do something. "
NnwYonK , August 0. Roe & Mnclilin ,
counsel for Mrs. Maybrlck In this country ,
have cabled I1 r London solicitors asking If
Home Secret _ . 'y Matthews xvlll consider new
evidence if furnished immediately. Mr.
Maoklln says they have considerable ovl
donco to submit corroborating Mrs. May-
brick's testimony , and jilso testimony as to
her standing and character socially in this
They Threaten tn Exterminate band
THREE RIVBK FALLS , Minn. , August 9.
[ Special Telegram to Tun DEB. J Tlio an
nouncement that the Red Lake reservation
would soon bo opened for settlement has
caused largo numbers of people from Wis
consin , Dakota and the adjoining Minnesota
counties to squat upon the valuable lana on
the reservation. The Indians have become
inconscd at the settlers and have been drinkIng -
Ing heavily for several days. Last night
they held ft war dtmco and threatened to
make a raid upon the camps unless the
whites left the reservation. Three River
Falls is seven miles from a railway station ,
and Its 350 inhabitants bavo become so
alarmed at the outlook that they have asked
that a company of troops bu sent hero to
guard the town und-to remove the "too pre
vious" settlers. The reservation can not
legally bo entered for homestead or pre
emption for many months.
PERISHED IN THE FiiABlEB.
Suspicious Circumstances Surround
tlio Death of John MoLieod.
DEADTYOOD , p. D. , August 0 , [ Special
'Telegram "to THB BEE. ] Last night 'the
'farm residence of Jbhu McLeod woToufnod
and MoLcod .perished Ih the flatnes. The
only person present was John Wood , a
young man employed .on the ranch. Mrs.
McLeod aud children were away on a visit.
Nothing was saved from the building. Me-
Leod's remains were burnt beyond recogni
tion. Suspicion of foul play entertained by
the neighbors caused tbo arrest of Wood and
Mrs. McLeod , and they are in custody pend
ing the coroner's inquest. McLeod was
seventy-four years old , and was married to
Mrs. Searlght about two weeks ago , the
present Mrs. MoLeod. McLeod , who was a
well-to-do rancher , bad , slnco his marriage ,
been prevailed upon to deed all his property
to his wife. Mrs. Searight's former bus-
band left her about three years ago on ac
count of her infidelity with young Wood nt
that time. It Is on account of these relations
that suspicion was aroused , and if the in
quest should strongly uolnt to Wood's guilt
his hanginc is threatened.
A Scarcity or Food In Samoa.
WASHINGTON , August 0. Under date of
July 11 , Roar Admiral Klmberly reports to
the navy department from Apia , Samoa , that
the father ot the Catholic mission there had
requested help from him to relieve a pressing
want of food then existing. Upon bis return
from Page Page , in a small vessel chartered
for the trip , he brought back with him from
the Mor.ongahola biscuit , rice and corn meal
and other provisions , which ho turned over
to the Cathollo mission for distribution
among the distressed Samoans. The admiral
writes that there is undoubtedly a grout
scarcity of food at present , but does not an-
prebend any loss of life from famine , except
possibly among the old and feeble , as there
are cocoanuts sufficient to exist on now , and
this will soon bo helped out by the approach
ing harvest of broad fruit and later by
Nehrnskn and Iowa 1'enRlonx.
WASHINGTON , August 9. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BBK. ] Pensions granted to
Nebraskans : Increase Thomas C. Bennett ,
Jacob Meyer , Robert T. Hamilton , Stephen
Gilbert , Jacob B. Eakman , John N. Mc-
Henry , Henry L. Loaman , Original widows ,
etc. Robert S. , father of Anderson D.
Pensions allowed lownns : Original invalid
William H. Suruguo , Western S. Zlcko-
fooso , Crosby Frlck , George N. Klock , Wil
liam T. Bullard , Henry D. Wagner. Increase
William Hardln , General S. Moore , Jos.
W. Spencer , Horace II. Clement , Michael
Nupont , Henry B. Jordan , William T. Reid ,
William Reynolds , John Bivons , Christian
Eokroato , William Armstrong , Jeremiah
Jones , Jacob R. Howdosholl , Martin Doni-
son. Reissue and increase Calvin W.
Mortlson. Mexican widows Laura E. ,
widow of William II. Loper.
Wheat Crop ,
WASHINGTON , August 9. In his report to
the state department Consul General Gold-
schmldt , of Vienna , says Austria proper will
have an average crop of wheat , about 50,000-
000 bushels. Hungary is at least 85 per cent
below the average , about 93,000,000 bushels ,
which will give the Austro-Hungarian monarchy -
archy 75 per cent of an average crop. The
estimated homo consumption In Austro-
Hungary is 153,000,000 bushels , henca there
will he little or no export. As to other
grains , rye , barley and oats yield a weak
avoruu'Q crop , and mulze Is promising , Wind
alone is very promising. The vines present
an unusually promising appearance , so the
largest expectations uro entertained ,
ABHI.AND , WIs. , August 9 , Last night the
fine new round louse of the Wisconsin Cen
tral railway oaught flro from spontaneous
combustion In the oil room. Instantly the
flames spead and four engines inside the
building und half the building wuro de
stroyed. The loss Is about $40,000. The
great danger of an explosion made tbo work
of the firemen very dangerous.
A Passenger Train Derailed.
CLAUION , Pa. , August 9. Whllo a passan-
gor train on the PltUburg & Western rail *
road was rounding a curve near Edeusburg
this afternoon the air brake gave out and the
whole train , with the exception of the engine.
left the track and the cars turned over. Must
of the passengers wore move or less Injured ,
DAS IT GOBBLED'CARLAND ?
Reported That Ho Is to Roprosonb
the TJ. P. la Washington.
TWENTY-FIVt THOUSAND A YEAR.
The Glittering Inducement the Grout
Hand IA Supposed to Ho Oflor-
int The Sioux
WASHINGTON BUIIBATJ , TFIB OMitu BEE , )
513 FOUUTBKNTU SrilKRT. }
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Aucu t 9. J
Several attempts were made by newspapermen
mon to-day to BOO some ono in authority seas
as to ascertain whether the report that ox *
Attorney General Garland has boon tendered
the position of special counsel for ono of the
great Pacific railway companies Is true or
not , but the rumor could not bo run down.
It Is learned , however , that the Union Pa-
clflo has for some time exhibited symptoms
of dissatisfaction with Its representation m
this city and that several months ago a
change was decided upon. Ex-Attorney
General Garland , the story goes , has boon
offered this position at a salary of $25,000 a
year. Ho will be. If ho accepts , located In
Washington , and his business will bo that ot
a railroad attorney , whoso principal duty Is
to prevent unfavorable legislation towards
the road employing him. The current opinion
hero amont ? the attorney general's friends is.
that the story that ho has boon offered the
place Is truo.
THE SIOUX ncSBKVATION.
There seems to bo a general misunder
standing as to the opening of the Sioux res
ervation. The statement has been made that
the reservation would bo opouod as soon as
the commission reported and the president
Issues his proclamation. This , however , is
an error. There were two bills passed by
congress on the sumo day relative to the
opening of the rcsorvation , one of which
provided for the cession of lands and how it
should be done , and the other provided for
the appointment of a commission nnd the ex
penses thereof. It was further provided In ,
the latter bill that the report of the commis
sion must bo submitted to the Fiftv-firck
congress and bo ratified by that body before
the president's proclamation can bo Issued ,
THE DEIIHIKO BIA CONTJIOVUK9T.
Nothing further has yet been received
from the commander of the Rush or from
any ono also who knows anything about the
subject of the escape of tbo Black Diamond
to Victoria. Tbo whole subject is fiat and
dead hero for the present , and It Is neb
thought In the departments that anything
moro will como of the affair until the return
of Secretary Blalno and the president. If
President Hurrlscn should return before )
Mr. Blalno , It Is not lilcelv that ho will neb
in the absence of his secretary of state , and ,
in fact , the current opinion around the siuto
department to-day is that nothirig wlmtever
will be done until Sir Julian Paunccfoto
again makes his appearance In Washington ,
when it Is expected that ho will como armed
with the Information and authority whica ,
will enable him to enter Into some defiulto 5
arrangement with the United States for a
permanent and feasible settlement of the
whole Behring sea controversy.
- THB KN.aiNEBlt COUPS' JfUEl. SUPPLY ,
. < Deputy. Second Comptroller McMahon has
rendered n decision la relation to the. pur
chase 01 fuel by officers of the engineer
corps that is likely to create considerable of
a stir in that favored branch of the military
service. As is well known , the army regu
lations provide that ofllcors shall be supplied
with wood for domestic purposes at the rate
of (3 per cord. It is also provlded.tbat the
wood shall bo purchase through the quar
termaster's department. It seems that for
years past members of the engineer corps
have made it the practice to ignore the
regulations to a certain extent and to pur
chase wood for the officers of that corps out
of the appropriations made for rivers and
harbors. It Is not clear what reasons can ,
bo assigned for the practice , but it Is Irregu
lar and will have to bo discontinued. It has I
boon suggested that the ofllc-ors who Indulged
in the practice may claim that they wore so 1
stationed that it was Impossible for them to
draw their wood allowance from the quarter
master , and , therefore they wore compelled
to use the most convenient moans to supply
tbcmsnlvcs with fuel. On tbo other hand ,
Mr. McMahon holds that under no circum
stances have the engineer ofllcors the right
to expend tbo money appropriated for rivers
and harbors for tbo purpose above named.
He holds that congress provided methods by
which officers of the army are to bo supplied
with fuel , and It is a violation of law for
them to do otherwise. Such practice , if con
tinued , might sap away all the appropria
tions made for the Improvement of certain
streams. In the future the engineer corps
will have to draw their allowance ot wood
through the regular channels of the service ,
the quartermaster's department.
NOW IOWA roaxiiASTEits.
Buck Crcuk , Brcmcr county , A. J. Par *
sous ; Cushlng , Woodbury county , C. B. 1
Daniels ; Danbury. Woodbury county , V. D.
Lyons ; Mallack , Sioux county , O. T. Smack ;
Maurice , S'oux county , Blunsom Sherman.
Secretory Noble , accompanied by Mrs.
Noble and his private secretary , loft Wash
ington this afternoon for Richfield Spring ,
N. Y. , whore ho will spend a short vacation.
He expects to return to Washington about
September 1. During his absence First As
sistance Secretary Chandler will act in hi *
Colonel James Curry , U. S. A. , retired ,
died suddenly at his residence In Monroe.
Va. , last night.
A special meeting of the naval advisory
board has boon ordered for the 23d Inst ,
This is the board appointed to suggest to
Secretary Tracy the outlines of a plait for
the completion of tbo nuv.v.
OTho comptroller of tbo currency to-day re
ceived a telegram , fiom the presidents of the
six national banks of Spokane Falls , Wash. ,
recently swept by fire , saving the banks had
survived the disaster und were doing busi
ness as usual , and adding that the safes were
Among the cadets appointed to the mill *
tary academy are George Thoina * . Patterson ,
North Plotto , Neb , , and Wultor H. Pill * ,
bury , Oskaloosa , la.
RUSSIAN CREDIT RISING.
European Capitalists Anxious tn Buy
MuHtiovlto HnourltlcH ,
WASHINGTON , August 9. Consul pcnoral
Cbarlton Way , at St. Petersburg , writes to
the state department that an enormous Issua
of Russian bonds bearing 5 per emit Interest )
has been converted Into 4 per cent bonds on
most favorable terms. Not only Is It In the
power of the minister to convert the
entire debt of Russia Into lower Interest- 3
bearing bonds , but foreign capitalists are
eager to Invest in a security which two yearn
ago was the football of the foreign bourses.
Ho adds a paragraph relating to the forests
of Russia that is significant.
"Notwithstanding the enormous area ot
forests , particularly In the northern zono.
the government has realized ( ho fact that the )
elimination of trees produces utmospherlo
changes and converts what were once fertile
plains into deserts. Already it Is observed
that the Caspian Sea is receding , owing to
the destruction of forests at tbo head of tba
great rivers which flow into It , whllo It la
believed that from the tame causes the sea
of Aral ( now fast sinking ) \vill disappear Id
a century , Steps uro being tuken to remedy
A Tronty Hotwfion RiiHsIn , and Japan *
WASHINGTON , August 9. A telegram re
ceived at the Japanese legation to-day brings
the intelligence that a treaty with Russia
has been concluded and was signed at Tokla
yesterday. It Is similar to treaties recently
concluded between Japan und the Uuite ( |
States und Japan and Germany ,
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