Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 17, 1889, Image 1

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The Second District Gonuroasmtm
nt the Point of Death
Attacked By n Severe Chtll Thursday
Followed By a Violent Fever anil
llomorrhngca Too Close At- *
tuntlon to Business.
Con rcHHnian tinird Very 111.
HASTINGS , Nob. , August 10. [ Special Tel
egram toTins HUE. ] Jmncs Laird , member
of congrcs * from the Second Nebraska dis
trict , Is lying nt the point of death at his
residence In this city. For the past few
months his progress toward recovery has
boon BO favorable that his friends and physi
cians hnvo repeatedly expressed their ut
most uonlldonco in his ultimately regaining
his health. Since his arrival from. Atlantic
City lout Juno < ho has remained close at
homo , but bas transacted a largo amount of
public business. Ho dally received dalcga
tlons of from ten to twenty politicians from
different parts of the district. The pressure
brought upon him by the clamorous place
huntornhas been something enormous , and a
well wan would | liavo found the burden of
oDlcial cases almost too heavy to
boar. His attendants have vainly tried
to stand between him and the men who have
persisted In forcing their claims for office
upon him. With a zeal that would hnvo been
commendable had It been backed by health ,
Mr. Laird ha * listened to every appeal and
carefully examined every petition. In addi-
tlan to his nthor troubles , Mr. Laird has
been suffering from hemorrhage. On Wed
nesday , at his own request , an operation was
performed upon him by Drs. Van Stuklo and
Cassoll. Ho was placed under the Influence
of anesthetics and the operation was evi
dently successfully performed. On Thurs
day morning the patient was taken with a
chill and later In the day u violent fever set
in. All the remedies used to check the pro
gress of the fever proved unavailing , nnd his
physicians became alarmed. They advised
consultation , and Drs. Cooke , Chapman ,
Schaufclbcrgcr nnd Irwm were called in and
their examination gave Mr. Laird's friends
no encouragement. The truth soon dawned
upon the minds of all that the congressman
w.\s slowly but surely dying. Dispose had
undermined the once vigorous constitution
and the patient was In no condition to rallv
from this sinking spell. At this writing. 10
p. m. , Mr. Laird is lying in a stupor that is a
sure forerunner of death. There is no liouo
of his recovery , and death will undoubtedly
ensue before morning. Even the most san
guine of bis friends and physicians concede
thls >
The Illinois minors Finally ARrco tea
a Compromise Out.
CHICAGO , August 10. W. L. Scott , of Ponn-
nplraciu , and other owners of coal mines in
northern Illinois are in the city to-day for
the purpose of coufcrring with the rcpro-
seiitatlros of the laborers at the various
nine * on the subject of wages. Each body
hold a conference with closed doors this
morning , and they will hold a Joint meeting
and discuss the situation this afternoon.
The minors want the price of mining re
stored to the scale of last year , from which
there has been a reduction of 10 per cent.
The mine operators say they can not do this
without losing monoy.
When the mlno owners and the ropiescnt-
atlves of the wage workers faced eacl < bthor ,
Scott's superintendent announced that the
full reduction would bo insisted upon. The
uncompromising ultimatum was mot by the
minors with the Instant adjournment
of the convention sino dlo. Operator
E. L. Mauser interposed with the
Information that the announcement by
Scott's representative was not altogether
satisfactory to the other mlno owners. Thrco
hours of hot debate ensued , and when a re
cess was llually taken there scorned
little prospect of a compromise.
To-night the wrangling continued. The
mlno owners finally offered to
uinko a reduction of 7U , cents instead of
10 cents. Congressman Lawior and other
non-delegates wore made to retire from the
vvogo workers' conference on the ground of
being agitators who wcro preventing u set
tlement. After midnight the miners' com
mittee agreed to the figures proposed , con
ditioned on an advance of "X cents on Octo
ber 1.
AFl'till Til K1313 YEARS.
Dr. Bower ? , of San Franolsco , Dis
missed From Custody ,
SIN FiUNOisco , August 10 , Dr. J. Milton
Bowers was convicted in this city in 18SO of
poisoning his wife to obtain the Insurance on
her life , amounting to about $17,000 , and was
sentenced to bo hanged. Ho took an appeal
to the suuromu court of the state , and on Oaf -
f Jbor 23 , 1687. before that tribunal had ren
dered a decision , the dead body of Henry
Benhayon , a brother of Howor's wlfo , was
found In a room in this city. A letter was
found purporting to bo a confession of Bon-
liuyon that ho , and not Dr. I3owors , was the
causa of his sister's death. The circum
stances led to the suspicion that the confes
sion was forged and that Unnho.yonlind boon
murdered. U'ho supreme court granted Bow
ers a now trial. To-day before- Judge Wiil-
lace the district attorney moved for a dis
missal of the case on the ground that not
enough evidence could bo secured to convict.
The judge accordingly dismissed the case ,
nnd liovyors was discharged from custody
aftnr having been imprisoned in Jail for
three years ,
Goncrnl Belief That the Bill Will Bo
Declared Unconstitutional.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , August 10 , ( Special Tel
egram to Tim BBB. ] The Minnesota moat
Inspection law Is doomed. As previously
noted , the district Judges of Uuluth have
declared It unconstitutional , on the ground
that It restricts commerce between the
Btutos. To-day the butchers of St. Cloud
formed a compact , refusing to have tholr
moat Inspected by the state inspectors. It Is
understood that meat buyers all over the
state will pursue the same course. This will
put the law to a test , and the supreme court
will bo called on to act at the September
term. So confident are the meat men that
the law Will bo declared unconstitutional
that the Armours , of tlio Chicago and Kan-
eau city Jlruib , are already beginning to ship
beef into the state again.
The BoulniiRur Manifesto
LONDON , August 10. The manifesto
signed by General Houlaugor , Count Dillon
and Henri Rochofort is published. It calli
the action of the senate court an orglo of
arbitrary rule , calumny and mendacity , and
declares that la bp'.te of a fresh coup d'etat
preparing in the dark , the signers have con
tinued confidence in the electorate of France.
Card Contract Awarded.
WABIU.NOTON , August 10. Acting Post
master General Clnrkson to-day awarded
the contract for furnishing postal cards to
the postofllca department for four years , be
ginning October next , to Albert DupeoU , of
New Yord. the lowest bidder under the re
cent calls for proposals.
Death oftt I'lomlnunt Lawyer.
BOSTON , Aupust 10. Henry Weld Fuller ,
a prominent lawyer and horticulturist , died
Wednesday night at Boston Highlands.
Uhlof Justloo MV. . Fuller lu a nephew of
the deceased , and Margaret Fuller wu * a
icur relative.
Thrco Killed Outright nnd Twenty-
flvo Injured.
PiTtsnuno , Auguct 10. The south bound
passenger train on the Butler branch of the
Western Pennsylvania railroad , which loft
Butler , Pa. , at 2:35 : o'clock this afternoon ,
lumped the track ntSarvor's station , nnd the
entire train , consisting of two passenger
coaches and a combination smoking and bag
gage car wont over the embankment and
were totally wrecked , Three persons Were
killed outright and twonty-llvo other * in
jured , a number of whom will dlo. The
killed nnd injured are as follows :
Killed W-Powers , Lnwrcncovillo , Pa. ; a
child of Mrs. Far roll , of Butler ; Mrs. Duff ,
on old lady , residence unknown.
Tbo wounded , as far as known , wore : Ex-
Mayor Lyon , of Ptttsburg , seriously , in
shoulder ; Captain Lower , ot Plttsburg , head
badly cut'D. ; A. Jones and wlfo , of Pitts-
burs , seriously hurt nnd bruised ; J. A , Mc-
Laughlln , of Plttsburg , fatally Injured ;
Colonel Rowley , Plttsburg , slightly in
jured ; Conductor Gray , Butler , seri
ously Injured Internally ; Br.ikoman Karns ,
Duller , back broken ; Mrs. Graff , Pittsburg ,
njured ; Bessie Fullwood , Plttsburg , out In
cad ; Captain Grace , Jamestown , N. Y.
gainfully injured. About fifteen others were
nero or less injured whoso names are unob
tainable at this writing.
The accidant was caused by tbo spreading
' the rails on a small bridge. The rails
ivero on stringers which hod rotted
vith time nnd long servicn , The
ingino vmsseil over the bridge
afely , but thn first car was
lernllod and plunged down in the abyss
omo thirty foot balow. The rails ploughed
rlirough the second car and the escapes were
miraculous. Ono lady had her dress cut
"rom wrist to shoulder ; another lost a small
. leco of her check ; a third had her chin cut ,
and many others In the second car narrowly
A Now YorK Mnn Meets With n ,
l < 'rishtt'ul ; Dentil.
NEW Yonic , August 10. At 8 o'clock this
ivcnlng an explosion of gas in a a crockery
tore , at the corner of Grand and Clinton
troots , drove the contents of the store
.hrough the plato glass windows Into the
trcots and shook the neighborhood. Ono
man was killed and another probably fatally
njurcd , and about thirty persons wounded ,
mmcdlatoly after the explosion a volume of
flames poured out into the street , through
tvhlch men , women and children ran
creaming with blood gushing from cuts and
gashes. Morris Jacoos , aged seventeen , bled
lo death almost Instantly. Ho was passing
the place when a huge piece of plato glass ,
flying before the terrible force behind it ,
tore his right side nnd back , so that the flesh
and clothing hung from him in chunks. Two
men dragged his body away from the
flames and ran for an ambulance. Jacobs'
aeony was short , for ho died almost Imme
diately , Jacob Solgio , covered with blood ,
rushed frantically about. Ho had been made
'nsano and fought the police desperately
until ho became exhausted. Ho was taken to
Bcllovuo hospital with a fractured skull.
Governor's Day at the lowu Falls
IOWA FAI.IS , la. , August 10. [ Special Tel
egram to THE BEE.I This was .Governor's
day ut the encampment of the Sixth * regi
ment , national guards , here. Governor Lar-
rabco and staff , headed by General Alexan
der , arrived on an early train and reached
the camp about 10 o'clock. The review was
conducted very creditably under the direc
tion of Colonel Boutin. After the review
the battalion of the regular army from Fort
Omaha RUVO n bayonet drill and skirmish
review , which was greatly admired by the
largo number of visitors at the camp. The
city was gaily decorated , and the people of
this vicinity have been greatly pleased with
the encampment. The troops break camp to
night and to-morrow , end the regular army
detail go from hero to Viuton for a week's
A Creamery Burned.
DBS MOINES , la. , August 10. fSpocial Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The Star creamery nt
Sutherland , O'Brien county , burned this
morning. Loss $4,000. A car load of butter
tubs wcro also burned. The llro started in a
pile of slack coal , .
The Legion or Honor.
DBS MOINES , la. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE , ] The grand council of
the northwestern Legion of Honor closed its
annual session in this city to-day. Delegates
were present from Iowa , Minnesota , Dakota ,
Nebraska , Kansas , Wisconsin , Illinois and
Missouri. The proceedings were devoted to
the transaction of the business of the order ,
and were not public , but tbo election
of the following ofllcors is announced :
Grand commander , A. V , Tceple , of St.
Paul , Minn. ; vice grand commander , C , S.
Byrkltt , DOS Molnes ; grand orator , Albert
Peesloy. Burlington , Kan , ; grand secretary ,
D. M. Rowland , Marengo ; grand treasurer ,
E. E. Alvorson , Marongo ; grand guido , H.
M. Underwood , Grand Junction ; grand
warden , S. H. Jonness , Pittsburg , Kan. ;
grand center , W. E. Ferris , Dubuque ; grand
trustees , C.V. . Dornor , Manchester ; H. C.
Parkinson , Council Bluffs , and A. J. Ilyan ,
of Blair , Nob. ; medical examlncr-in-cbtof ,
Colonel W. Smith , Muscatino , la.
Before adjourning the council decided to
establish a benefit fund , from which , on the
satisfactory evidence of tha death of a member -
bor of the order wbo has complied with all
Its lawful requirements , a sum not exceed
ing W.OOO shall be paid to the family , or
phans or dependents , as the member may
have directed.
DomcHtla Trouble JJrovo Him Crnzy.
BOONB , la. , August 10. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BEE.J Pavld IB. Bollard , of Amaqua
township , this county , is hopelcsslv Insane ,
the causa being domestic troublo. His wife
recently separated from htm and secured ali
mony ot (3,000 , and cot out attachments on
bis property. The trouble worked upon his
mind , nnd last night ho came to Ogucn ana
broke down completely.
The Wontlicr Forecast.
Local forecast for Omaha and vicinity-
Fair weather.
For Nebraska Fair , cooler in northwest ,
stationary temperature in southeast portion ,
southerly winds.
For Io\va Generally fair , warmer , except
In extreme northwest parts , stationary tem
perature , southerly winds ,
For Dakota Fair in southeast , local
showers in northwest portion , cooler , west
erly wlnda.
Freight Wreck Near Coliunlmi , Ohio.
COLUMDUS , O , , August 10. A freight
wreck occurred on the Cincinnati , St. Louis
& Pittsburg two miles west of hero at 3:35 :
this morning. The tlre section of a train
stopped to shift cars at a siding. The ca
boose and most ot the cars composing the
train wcro left standing on the main track.
The second section run into the caboose ,
wrecking live cars and the engine. James
Mears , a stock dealer of Stcubenvillo. was
sleeping In the cauooso and was fatally In
jured , his nock being broken. Engineer Ed
Stolz , of Bradford , und Fireman John Gard
ner , of Columbus , were ullghtly scalded and
bruised. The company's Ions will probably
exceed 13,000.
'Foresters Tnko It Easy.
MINNEAPOLIS , Aucust 10. The Foresters ,
having completed their war of Independence ,
were not disposed to labor very hard this
morning. It bad boou determined yester
day to continue the ofllco of permanent sec
retary na n life ofllco. This morning a mo
tion was made to reconsider this action nnd
to establish n supreme secretaryship , the
term of which should extend from ono con
vention to tbo next. It was defeated.
Bismarck Mndo tno Capital of North
BisMAncK , N. D. , August 10. The conven
tion has completed the consideration of the
article on corporations. Any combination
between individuals , corporations or Associa
tion , having for Its object the controlling of
the prlco of any product * or article of manu
facture is prohibited , declared unlawful and
against public policy , nnd that auy and all
franchises shall , when the owners vlolato
this article , bo null and void. The article on
education was adopted with few amend
ments. The article on public lands was
ndoptcd after bolng amended so that'tho
leasing of the lands shall bo under the con
trol of the board of university and school
lands. The article on county und township
organization was adopted after being
amended so that it is virtually n copy of the
Illinois system. A section was added defin
ing the county ofliccs to bo filled.
All this afternoon has been occupied in tbo
consideration of the article on revenue nnd
taxation to bo established by the legislature.
The gross earning system was defeated.
Thn article as adopted provides that all
property shall bo taxed alike. The article
providing for future amendment of
the constitution was adopted. The
section providing that all flowing streams
nnd natural waterways shall forever remain
the property of the state for Irrigating , min
ing or ether purposes was adopted by unani
mous vote. Parsons made another , and this
time a successful attempt to Incorporate an
anti-black-list section in thn constitution. Tbo
section prohibits the exchange of Mark-lists
between railroad or other companies or em
At the night session Bismarck was made
the capital of Nurth Dakota , in the constitu
tion , and the other public institutions were
located as previously published. When the
vote was announced the Immense concourse
of visitors bhnok the capital with applnuso.
Hats were thrown In the nlr , ladles wnlved
tholr fans nnd handkerchiefs , and everybody
save the representatives of the defeated
candidates for the capital rejoiced over the
settlement of the vexed question.
A Chnncc Kor Woman SiifTrnue.
OifTMt'iA , Wash. , August 10. Womun suf
frage was adopted as a separate proposition
to bo submitted to the people with the con
stitution. Tlio debate was on school lands
to-day , whether they should bo sold or re
tained by the state.
A Urlof Session at Bolnnn.
HELENA , Mont. , August 10. The conven
tion had but a brief session to-day. The
work is finished. Adjournment is expected
to-morrow. Three thousand dollars were
appropriated from the state funds to pay the
extra expenses. A memorial was sent to
congress asking tor an additional $7,000. that
being the amount of tlio mortgage. The con
vention adjourned to allow the revision com
mittee to finish their worlr.
Several Criminal Cnsps hi Ghlongo In
n Peculiar Situation.
CHICAGO , August 10. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BSE. ] Tbo death of Judge William
son bas left several cases , which were pend
ing before him in the criminal court , in a
peculiar situation. It has always been tuo
invariable rule that whou a case is tried before -
fore a particular judge , tbut same judge
shall have control of it until It is finished.
If , after a verdict of guilty , a motion for anew
now trial is entered , iho same Judge must
always hear the arguments on the motion ,
either granting a now trial or sentencing the
convicted mnn.
It happened that during the last six weeks
of Judge Williamson's service on the bench
he tried several .Important . cases , in some of
which severe penalties were imposed by the
juries. Ono of these cases was that of Plctz
and Johnson , the young burglsra who re
ceived ton and live years , respectively. The
men mentioned took their punishment very
hard , and their attorneys asked for another
trial , but the judge was too sick to hear the
arguments , and went to his country homo ,
where ho died. The matter has been much
talked about among the lawyers wbo fre
quent the criminal courts , and there is a dif
ference of opinion as to whether another
Judge can dispose of the motions for a now
trial. States Attorney Lonconcckor is of
the opinion that any judge can take up the
cases where they were loft by Judge Will
iamson , but Judge AlcConnell , who suc
ceeded the deceased In brunch No. 2 of the
criminal rourt , has already expressed a dif
ferent opinion. Unless ho changes his mind
Johnson and Plotz , as well as a number of
ether convicted criminals , are likelv to receive
ceivo punishment ; nt any rate , It is probable
that each will secure n now trial and' have
another chance to escape.
Connellsvillo Strllcora Ilosolvo to
Continue ) tlio Flijlit.
PlTTsnuno , August 10. At a mooting of
tno miners and coke workorr. of the Con
nellsvillo region at Scoits'lalo , this after
noon , resolutions were adopted to continue
the strike at these works where the scnlo
has not been signed and requesting these
working under the scale to contribute to
their support. A special from Groonsburg
says Sheriff Byora and posse this evening
brought to Grecnsburg sixteen moro Hun
garians and committed them to jail. A
Hungarian woman , Into whoso house Sheriff
Byers entered by knocking the door elf with
a pick , rushed at him with a hatchet , and
had ho not thrown up his rifle , she would
have struck him. There nro now ilfty-one
Hungarians in Jail , connected with the re
cent rioting.
An linmonco Coal Field Deal.
SHIINO VALLEY , III. , August 10. Forty
thousand acres of coal fields in Bureau , Put
nam and LaSallo counties has just boon pur
chased by the Spring Valley Coal company ,
ono of the northern Illinois corporations
whoso workmen are on a strike against a re
duction of wages. All bottom coal lands
lying along the Illinois river for about six
miles on each side have boon purchased ,
Steamship Arrivals.
At Hamburg The Gollert , from .Now
At Gravesoud The Colorado , from Now
At Glasgow The Nestorlan , tram Plilla
At New York The Amsterdam , from Am
sturdam ; tlio Augusta Victoria , from. Ham
burg ; the Sualo , from Bremen.
A Suppoiod Counterfeiter.
LITTLK Rocic , Ark. , August 10 , A deputy
United States mars Hal has Drought here
from Howard county William Hcflllng , who
it is claimed , Is the loader of the desperate
counterfeiters who have tholr headquarters
in the fastnesses of the mountains in the
southwestern part of tie ( state , whore they
make bogus coin. It is believed he will make
a confession and reveal his confodoia es.
Special Commodity Hates Revised
CHICAGO , August 10. At the Wcsteri
Freight association mooting to-day spccla
commodity rates between Chicago and St
Paul were revised , tioina of them were
canceled and others were advanced on an
average of about UO per cent. The date on
which the now rates are to become effective
was loft to the chairman to decide.
The Tithes Hill Withdrawn ,
LONDON , August 10. After a serious an ;
protracted opposition , Mr. Smith , the gov
eminent leader , stated to-day that the gov
eminent would not introduce- new tithe
TJnltod Statoa JYoor/stJonoontratlngr
ot Fort Roblnaon.
Scones In the Whlto River Valley
Which Hocnll tlio Sioux Cam
paign of ' 70 Tlio Turner-
rest nt Fremont.
At Camp Crook.
Font ROBINSON , Nob. , August 10.
Special to THIS BEB , ] Never since the
Drilling days of 1870-77 , when the entire
Ightlng force of the Department of the
? latto was gathered in this neighborhood
engaged In hostile operations against the
Sioux , has there boon so much excitement as
nt present prevails In the valley of the Whlto
rlvor. Two battalions of Infantry and cavalry ,
equipped for active campaigning1 , are already
n the Hold , ono moving rapidly up the valley
to Intercept the approaching Seventh in-
'antry , and tno other with pickets nnd
lankors advancing in solid ranks eastward
.0 Join the coming command of regulars from
Port Niobrara. It is still flvo days before
; onofal orders will bo fully carried out by
.ho concentration of all commands at Camp
George Crook , but the _ visiting columns ,
when they do arrive , will End department
icadquartora on the ground awaiting them
nnd all prcparations'fully made forthopitch-
ng of tents , the hanging of camp kettles , the
sound of the sentry and the blare of martial
General Brooke , as already telegraphed ,
reached hero on Monday with staff and
headquarters. A few hours later ho was
on the road to the slto selected for the camp ,
with orders for the establishment of his
icudquarters on the grounds. Tents wore
promptly pitched , nnd" the encampment
opened by orders for tbr&o troops of cavalry
and thrco of Infantry from the garrison of
Port Robinson to take the field , advancing
up the White river valley towards the Run-
nine water to meet the Seventh infantry en
ronto for Fort Laratnlo. Wagons wore
quickly packed , nnd the command started on
Tuesday with orders to march as If in face of
the enemy. All Wednesday Major Worth
and Captain Hughes were in expectancy of
tbo word of command ordering a second
battalion eastward to meet the Ninth cav
alry and Eighth infantry command , which
was reported as moving rapluly on Rusuvillo.
In an incredibly short time after the order
arrived from the commanding general the
battalion faced cast and took up their line of
inarch down the Whlto river , leaving the
few in the garrison not entirely defenseless
against internal insurrection or assault from
the neighboring town btvCrawford , portions
of two companies reinainintr on guard duty.
Major Worth's command left under orders
not to avoid an onconntcr with the approach
ing troops and to defend their wagon train
against expected attack. There need bo no
surprise if a heavy skirmish takes
place once more in the White river valley
m which the valiant major will be
found gallantly defending his Jlttlo command
against superior numbers on the banks of
the Bordeaux. ' y
But the skirmishes" of'the , Fort Robinson
command in the -volley of the White river
will be only the preliminaries to the more
important manoeuvres to take place after the
concentration of troops , when all the opera
tions of actual campaigning will bo faithfully
carried out under General ! Brooke's orders.
Cavalry , infantry and artillery will all bo
enraged in uction and the plateau of Soldier
creek will re-echo , as it has several times before -
fore , to the sullen tliundor of guns and the
shrill whistle of bullets. A battery of ar
tillery will bombard the buttes , twenty-four
hundred hoofs will clatter and stamp on the
fluid of war , and two thousand rlllcmen , not
to mention more than half that number of
troopers armed with carbines , will bo pitted
against each other on the old Ogallalu Sioux
buttle giound. There will bo marches and
countermarches , attacks and retreats ,
skirmishes In force in the face of the enemy ,
the crossing of rivers with an opposing force
holding the banks , uf.aclts and defense of
convoy trains , cavalry engagements on the
open plain and grand tactics on every line
laid down in the hooks.
The camp is to bo emphatically n camp of
instruction. It is the aim of General Brooke
to familiarize ofllcors and men , so rar as pos
sible , with the operations in camp , on the
innrch and in the field , as exhibited in actual
wnrfaro. There will bo little of dress pa
rade ; there will bo a great deal of
hard work. In tbo month devoted
to the exercises it ) is expected that
a considerable amount of practical knowl
edge will be required toy those to whom
grand tactics has been an unexpected fluid of
knowledge. With nearly a seventh of the
army of lha United States engaging In field
operations in a country historic In the annals
of campaigning , ana whoso very atmosphere
Is tremulous with recollections or stirring
scenes of border warfare , the manoeuvres In
the Held around Camp Crook will attain an
importance which tliosq at Us sister1 encamp
ment can scarcely hope to reach. As this
dispatch goes forvyard , nil tbo roads leading
to Fort Robinson are resounding with tlio
martial tread of uniformed men , the tramp
of cavalry nnd the rumble of the wheels of
artillery nnd wagon trains. A few days
more will see the tired infantrymen and
troopers resting on the beautiful grassy
plateau which the keen military eye of tlio
commanding general has selected us the base
of military operations.
Kearney's Grent Bhum Battle.
KEARNEY , Nob. , August 10. [ Special Tel
egram to TUB UBE.I This morning opened
clear and beautiful , with promise of u larger
attendance than any previous day. Nothing
eventful transpired during tho' early hours
of the forenoon , there bolng simply a stream
of people into the camp. The daily guard
mount , bacd concert and Infantry draw the
usual morning crowds. There seemed no
abatement of thu largo crowds coming on
specials during the day , j The sham battle in
the afternoon drew thd largest crowd of any
entertainment. The JSeopnd regiment of
regulars , in a well constructed fort , wore at
tacked by battery A , National guard , the In
dustrial school cadets alii a few companies
of the G , A. R. Many old soldiers who
watched the manoeuvres pearly went wild
with ecstacy. The Immense crowds began to
disperse utter the battle , and this evening
the cnmp-llres of one of the most successful
reunions over held In the state are burning
low. Breaking camp and' jrood-byes nro the
features of the camp to-morrow and by evenIng -
Ing Camp Bropku will have boon deserted )
But the occasion , its pleasures and friend
ships , will bo an endless'storo for pleasant
reminiscences. Each old veteran will , as ho
marches on utor.o totbQ. . lust encampment ,
recall this event with a thrill of many happy
thoughts. Thousands answered to the roll
call , aged , infirm and war-worn , but with
light and happy hearts ,
The following Is General Van Wyck's
speech to tbo old soldiera :
Wo como to this beautiful city , and amid
u kind and generous people , to answer once
more to the annual roll call of the veterans
of the Union ufiny in Nebraska.
Wo coma with Joy In our hearts and praise
on our lips. Wo como to live over again , the
march , the camp , the battle field , hospital
and prison pen , to rehearse yoilr und your
comrades part in th'tj grandest army and the
grandest results recorded in'tho World's his
You not only made the United States free
in theory , but In fact ; established tbo uni
versal brothcrhoQd ot man. Hotter still , his
universal freedom , giving , as you supposed ,
thu ballot to the humblest to govern und re
strain the strongest.
You not only deepened and strengthened
the foundations of the republic , but you
raised the tower 80 high that Its revolving
lijht would show clearer the pathway to the
Btrugglorn for freedom m all nations. You ,
also , demonstrated the power of cronoroslty
of a people self-reliant , who granted right to
the old world , nnd would yield to no other
claim from its monarchs. Your prowcso and
victories secured a peace for ages to como.
There is to-day no foreign nation or combina
tion of foreign despots who will hazard nn
encounter with the giant of the west.
The struggle was costly ; millions of treas
ure , thousands of lives , oceans of blood , gave
us unity nnd peace at homo and security
from the world bbsldcs.
Of all this you have it right to bo proud.
Yet there is another closing to this picture.
There Is n time of sadness amid the throngIng -
Ing memories of the comrades who fell upon
the Hold or wasted away In hospitals. A
shade of disappointment nttho want of grati
tude , of honesty , which has allowed tholr
widows and orphans to struggle , sometimes
suffer for broad ; nt the ingratitude towards
you of great government.
There Is no special virtue In slnclng poems
to the heroism of the buried soldier or tno
veteran wrestling with poverty. All nations
have done that much , and even In a republic
called civilized end Christian n stern effort is
always required to obtain more.
And oven hero wo find n great government
said to be of the people , by the people , and
for the people , sometimes waring against the
honest demands of her uconlo , nnd soldiers ,
as wholly as tbatwaeod by Christian Eng
land against tbo laborers in Judea nnd Egypt.
The great multitude who pay most of the
$1,000.000 every day collected by tariff and
Internal revenue duties are in sympathy
with you and asking that your claims bo rec
ognized , yet tbo majority do not m fact rule
much moro than do the subjects of Queen
Victoria. You have boon and are now nulli
fied that if you accomplish what you desire
it will only bo by well-directed effort a
I know wo nro frequently admonished not
to murmur or complain and accept the few
crumbs with obeisance nnd thanks. This
doctrine of acquiescence and submission has
boon preached in nil uges of the world ,
Even Christ was bitterly denounced by
the same class of men in the same spirit , be
cause bo saw the need of reform and
as ho had no money to give ho insisted
that the gospel at least should bo preached
to the poor , while the saintly Pharascos and
priests with loud phylacteries proclaimed
that ho brought a sword instead of peace.
So the same doctrmo was preached to our
colonial fathers , but they throw the tea in
Boston harbor.
So for years it was preached to tbo slave.
Even those who ministered m sacred things
nnd claimed to have the conscience of man
to the supposed approbation of his Manor ,
enjoined submission , cheerfulness nnd thanks
for the lash of the driver , dually and for
years demanding from white , free men the
same obsequious servility , and controlling
every department of tno government by its
impious and unholy decrees.
But the cowardly submission in the end
cost us tbo horrors of civil war.
Now the same class and spirit again coun
sels acquiescence and submission.
For our encouragement wo have the com -
farting assurance that all distinctions and at
the grave. They should end at the pension
department. Every man , no matter what
his rank , should have the same amount for
the same disability.
You do not insist upon this although there
s naturally indignation when the man ,
strong , vigorous , and apparently in full
health , should receive early and ample pen
sion , while you , a soldier , equally true und
bravo , bent with disease , suffering and tot-
taring to the grave , is denied the plttanco
which would give bread , nt least , if not en
joyment. There are many soldiers in Ne
braska who should receive pensions ; there
nro many receiving. Few can bo found of
the rank and file wbo do not know that tbo
government has been ungenerous and nig
gardly In its dealings with them.
There are thousands of soldiers In the
almshouse to-day who were promised at en
listment that the treasury of the nation
would never bo shut against them.
Ouo of the national Issues settled at the
last election was that the soldier hereafter
should be moro honestly if not generously
treated. No doctrine ot acquiescence then.
You knew then , as did the nation , that the
veteran would faro badly unless ho would
struggle for his rlgnts that ho must strike
his own blow.
In accordance with the decree of the
ballot-box and the demands of the people ,
President Harrison appointed Corporal Tan
ner commissioner , and ho supposed the pres
ident and pcoplu meant what they said ; in
troduced reforms and ho intended that ob
taining pensions and increasing some al
ready issued should bo made more honest
and easy , and he re-rated in earnest. Then ,
as usual , came up n howl from the money
centers. The administration was besieged
and future defeat was threatened If the
long-deferred claims of thousands of vet
erans were acknowledged.
The influence of corporate power nnd com
bined capital at Washington seems generally
Irresistible , and at the first fire of this crowd
there were concessions. While Tanner was
in Nebraska on the 4th day of July speaking
to the old soldiers , who looked upon him as
the Moses , tidings came like a olap of thun
der out of a clear sky that Dr. Carpenter ,
his trusted acting medical referee , had been
summarily removed , without notice , without
hearing , nnd the only reason assigned that
ho was too liberal m re-rating.
Dr. Carpenter was an old soldier , on the
pension roll , had boon surgeon during the
war , was appointed to the pension depart
ment by General Grant and had served satis
factorily eighteen years through all adminis
trations with no complaint or stain against
It was a cruel thrust against Tanner , for it
was well known that he had approved all
that Dr. Carpenter hud done ; and thus tbo
hands have been again s t bacic on tbo dial
of reform.
Your constant enemies nnd the enemy
of the masses in the republic ,
Wall street und its allies , have
gained another victory. The stone that
was partly rolled away , wo fear , will roll
back again and paralyze the good Intentions
of those who meant to deal justly. There is
danger that the justness of your claims , as
your wounds and disabilities have been , is to
bo guaged by the amount of money to oo
taken from the treasury , The iluanclul
pirates who want no money taken from the
treasury unless It passes through tholr hands
by the aid of their imaginations figured to
the assistant secretary the amount It would
cost , and ho was so severely shocked that I
four ho Is loss active In bis woil begun work
of allowing pensions heretofore rejected.
When Wall street can control any branch
of this government , it meaus no good to the
masses never did.
In the Hush of victory this Is to bo regret
ted , because to many old soldiera poverty
and the grave are just in sight.
Certainly Dr. Carpenter and others did not
deserve this harsh treatment. They were
not f nlons ; committed no crime , but this
monster giant power demanded a victim
a nacrlUco that would strike terror to the
whole department ; that too much liberality
would be punished with oftlcial death.
Suppose Commissioner Tanner and Dr.
Carpenter were over zealous and hasty , It
wcro easy to have counseled with them and
then revoked or annulled any improper rat-
Ings. As yet most of those buncllttect are in
the employ of the department or general
ofilcos , members of congress , and not in dan
ger of immediate want , of the class who are
generally posted and ready to rush in at the
llrst flood tidoj the rank and illo are not so
riuTs- ,
Inquiry has froqnur.tiy be"n roado why Dr.
Carpenter wae removed and why US22)is- ! )
slonor Tanner has been antagonized.
The secretary of the interior Insists that
the torntings wore made to surgeons , clerks'
and officers in the pension department , to
general ofllcers , members of congress and
senators , without proper application or com
plaint by such persons , often with too much
haste , in five days , sometimes loss. That
thousands of dollars have been given in ar
rears where there has been no ro-oxutmna-
tlon or proof of increased disabilities. Ho
cltea caae where there bad been no examin
ation for live yearn , ten years , even twelve
years , and he insists such procedure It illegal.
Grant that such are the facts , Dr. Carpenter
ought not to bo summarily removed unless
he acted corruptly. The secretary can easily
annul such reratinga and collect any money
improperly paid.
Lot that ba done and no complaint will bo
made by you , But nil this is no reason or
justification for mopping reforms , for still
longer denying pensions to thousands of sol
diers who are entitled , and refusing roratlngs
to the masses who are receiving u beggarly
& } or M per mouth. Stop , If you please , tha
thousands to these who are receiving nmplo
'salaries nnd not specially disabled , but spurn
not those who struggle for broad , whoso In-
flrmltlcs and disabilities are known of nil
men ,
The soldiers of the revolutionary war , of
the war of 1312 and the war had this
sumo struggle. It is evident to-day , nnd has
been for.yoars , that there is no just or possi
ble solution of this question except a n serv
ice pension.
Every soldier In nny war who took his llfo
In his hands , still moro placed his llfo in the
hands of others , can never receive adequately
in dollars for the sacrifice. It is hollow
mockery , base ingratitude , rank injustlco to
find n pretense on which to deny
the claims of such men. A nation which
will allow its money changers nnd shylocks
to overcome and control to the denial of Jus
tice will novcr deserve an army of bravo
men to defend its liberties or save Its exist
The men who depict all kinds of horrors if
a few millions are paid to soldiers are always
urging the sncredncss of the publin debt.
During the last year millions hnvo been paid
In premiums to bondholders while ether mil
lions are spent in building ships on the sea
board which will rot nt the doeks long bcforo
any nation will bid thorn defiance on the soa.
Of course the national debt should bo
fully paid once , and a hundred cents
on the dollar In coin or currency ,
but why pay n premium of twenty-five cents
on each dollar , one-fourth moro than
the debt If they will consent to accept pay
ment before duo. When wo remember the
bondholders wcro paid n like or greater
amount in the llrst place to accept the bonds ,
certainly makes the debt sacred hud profit
able at both ends , but tli'o debt to the soldier
was not sacred at either end. Tlio 10 a
month was scaled more than 25 par cent dis
count by the covernmont pairing him.
not gold , but depreciated curcoucy , and
the same or greater rate of discounter
or loss has been going on since the war.
Tbo promlso for pensions fearfully dis
counted its redemption. Fought at every
point by special agents , spies , detectives , slick
and well paid , prowling through the country ,
investigating from the cradle whether In In
fancy you had cholera mfantum or la boy
hood measles or mumps , rheumatism or
growing pains.
The ether promtso of the nation , that ho
should enjoy at least a share in the oQlccs of
honor and trust , has been as generously dis
counted. Congress gave the usual protection
by providing that ho should not bo rejected
or removed from oftlco because ho hud boon
a union soldier.
At caucuses , primaries , conventions and
the ballot-box ho is patted on the back , but
the ofllccs como oven slower than the pen
It is evident to the veterans and their
friend ! , that the only fair and honest solu
tion of the matter Is in a service pension.
Congress must meet this matter , and the
sooner the better. Wo must remember that
nearly thirty years have passed since the
war began. The ordinary hardships of the
service weakened and paralyzed the energies
of every soldier , if It does not shorten his
life. Many are enfeebled and disabled now
who wore not when the war ended , is
impossible to find a hospital record , or sur
geons or comrades who can testify to all that
the shrewdness or cold calculation of pen
sion examiners may demand.
O'NolU Preparing For the Reunion.
O'NEILL , Nob. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Great preparations are
being made for the reunion , which is to beheld
held here next week. Tbo largo pavlllion
which was used at the Norfolk reunion has
been sccurca and will be lilted up with seats
to accommodate a largo audience , and tents
suflleicut. for the accommodation of all com
ers have been provided for. It is the opinion
of the managers that there will bo a very
largo attendance. Arrangements have been
perfected with the railroad whereby all bag
gage can bo carried to the grounds , which
are about ono mile from the depot , and re
turn baggage will bo checked from tbo
grounds to any point In the United States.
A largo grain palace has been erected by the
people of O'Neill , on which will bo displayed
the samples of all kinds of produce raised in
this country , which , owing to the exceed
ingly largo good crops throughout the coun
try , will bo a grand display and will astonish
these who do not know of the crcat fertility
of the soil in Holt county. Samples wore
brought in to-day from the farm of William
Loll , in the South Fork valley , of oats , rye ,
wheat , flax , millott , grass and vegetables ,
which could scarcely be excelled in the
agricultural districts of the older states.
Ono of the attractions of the reunion will
bo Mrs. Charles V. Ozlor and her four
babes , uovn on the 14th inst. An admission
fco will bo charged to see them , which will
go to tlio benefit of the little ones and their
parents , who are very poor. A largo amount
of money has bean subscribed to tnako the
quadruplets neat as possible.
Unit County T.'aohora' Institute.
O'Ncir.i. , Nob. , August 10. | Special Tele-
pram to Tun BEE. " ) The sixth annual ses
sion of the Holt county teachers' Ins tltuto
closed to-day. The session has been the
best and most largely attended over hold in
the county. The number of teachers en
rolled reached 210 , several from other coun
ties being in attendance. The institute was
under the control of the following instruct
ors ; Superintendent Munvlllo , of O'Neill ,
conductor and instructor in arithmetic ;
Superintendent Bond , of Blair , Neb , , con
ductor in civil government nnd physiology ;
Principal Bland , of O'Neill , In goograpny
and commercial law ; C. M. Stevens , A. M. .
of Long Pine , in history , book-keeping and
grammar ; Prof. Miller , of Now York , in
penmanship ; Miss Delia Rodgcrs , of Boone ,
la. , In reading and elocution ; Miss Llzzio
Ferris , In botanv ; Prof. W. P. Laswcll , In
vocal music. Classes in algebra , geometry
and philosophy wcro conducted by G. A.
Pholjis , F. A. Archer and S. F. Garrett.
The instructors all did well m their depart
ments und the teachers KO to their schools
filled with now ideas and advanced methods
which will toll for good in our public schools.
The Nrthrnnkn , Tiiriiorfost.
FIIEMONT , Neb. , August 10. [ Special to
THE BEB. ] The public and private buildings
of Fremont were to-day gaudily bedecked in
honor of the German Turnorfcst , which
opened for a thrco days' session. Handsome
banners are suspended across the streets In
many places , many of thum bearing appio-
prlate inscriptions ; nearly every business
house Is profusely decorated with flags ,
( Gorman and American , ) bunting nnd de
signs in evergreen. The decorating commit
tees of the local Turners have boon eOloiont
in creating a general interest in the work
nnd the result Is Fremont never presented
such a handsome appearance. Turn hall ,
which will bo headquarters during tbo fes
tivities , has been embellished in a manner
becoming the occasion. The iirst delegations
arrived this evening , but the big crowd is
expected to-morrow and Sunday when , it Is
anticipated , there will bo two or thrco thou
sand visitors m the city , To-night a grand
banquet to the Tumors was given at Turn
hull. E. Schurman , of this city , made a
neat address of welcome and several toasts
were appropriately responded to.
NEBRASKA. CmNob. . , August 10 , | 5pDCisl
to THE BBS. ] Mrs. Walters , u Gorman lady ,
and two children were this afternoon se
riously injured In u runaway , She had both
arms broken and was Internally injured and
is considered in u critical condition ,
The niutliodlBtCnmp Mooting.
FIIEMONT , N b. , August 10. [ Special to
TUB BEE. ] To-day was ' 'Fremont day" at
the camp meeting , Thu usual admittance
fee was omitted and free 'busses were run
from tbo city to the grounds , the idea bolng
to give tbo poor people of the olty wbo might
[ Continued on Fijto 'a jc. }
A Oonforonoo Reported Hold on the
Mnybrlok Onso.
No Ucltnnco Flnood In the Humor
Xlmt n Commutation ot llor Sen *
tciiuo Unit Already Boon
Decided Upon.
Consldorlnc the Mnybrlok GANO.
tOopi/Hoht tssa by J < ITIM Omlm nu > iU.1
LONDON , August 10. iNow York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEK.J Little reliance
Is to DO placed In the report in circulation to
night that the homo secretary has dccldod to
commute Mrs. Maybrlok's ' sentence to Im
prisonment for life. Had ho reached such a
conclusion not uioro than two or thrco per
sons would bo in his confidence , and till ? ,
after the fashion of English officials , would
bo close-mouthed to n degree dlflloult for
Americans to understand. To ask a judga
tioro a question touchlnu criminal case tried
by htm would bo considered n deadly insult , If
not causa for sending the questioner to jail.
There was a consultation lusting four hours
to-day at the homo ofllco. Those who par
ticipated wore Homo Secretary Matthews ,
the lord chancellor. Justice Stephens and
several toxtcologlsts. The latter wore ad
mitted singly. Lord Salisbury , the lord
chancellor , is called the ' 'keeper of the
queen's conscience , " and as such is always 1
consulted upon matters touching the exer
cise of her inajonty'n prerogative of mercy.
Tiio rumor that Mrs. Maybrlck's sentence Is
to be commuted rests on the lord chancellor's
presenceat the consultation bot.veon the
liomo secretary and Justice Stephens.
The press is still Illled with communica
tions from people who claim that Mrs , May-
brick is Innocent. The London edition ot
Hie Herald is making a splendid fight for at
least the semblance of such a trial as would
bo granted a person accused of murder in the
United States. Mrs. Maybrlck may bo pos
sessed of many desires , but one is pre
eminent from morning till night sno
\vi. ' to bo permitted to write to the
cv. . . She has not been allowed to do so.
She is but a wrack of her former self. Her
attire is blue homespun. Her fooa Is the
regular prison faro. To-day her mail con
sisted of eleven hundred letters. None con
taining any reference to the case are given
to her , so that she Is not allowed to road
many. Baioness Von Roquo wanted to give
her a peach to-day , but was not permitted to
do so.
The CheroUon Commission Can Do
Nothing Till November.
MnsKooKK , I. T. , August 10. All negotia
tions between the Chorokco nation and the
commission is at an end until the council
meets in November , Chief Maycs holding'
that if he had the authority to appoint a con
ference committee their uction would not
be binding without the ratification of the
council. Judge Wilson and Governor Fairchild -
child , of the commission , are being enter
tained by the oity , nnd after a few days' rest
they will no to thaChlckusuw country. Judge
Wilson said to-night :
"Chief Maycs objects very strongly , but It
Is only a question of a little time when thd
Indians will not only favor the sulo of the
strip , but the opening of the territory , as the
power of the press cannot long bo resisted.
Colonel Boudinot is preparing for au
exhaustive reply to ChioC Mayea1 letter to
the commission. "
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bc.l Pensions allowed Nebraskans -
braskans : Original invalid George W. Bo-
craft , Irjiel Adams , Charles A. Wintorstcon.
Increase Albert J. Stafford , John W.
Okano , Horace A. Cowles. Reissue William - * ]
liam H. Monroe. A
Pensions granted lowans : Original in
valid Joshua Long , Henry B. Doollttle ,
James n. Iloach , Thomas W. Batten , Walter
C. Burgess , Newton Strode. Increase Au
gust Socchtlg , Henry 1J. Hawloy. Joseph
Thrailkall , Alvin M. Poor , William Corr. Ito-
issue Alden Whitney. Original widows , oto
Sarah , mother of Uriah Fariow.
A Desperate Murdornr.
JACKSON , Tenn. , August 10. A tornblo
tragedy was enacted this morning ten miles
northeaet of this placo. Henry Prewlt , an
ox-cowbov from Texas , shot his young wlfo
through the neck , fatally wounded his
mothor-in-law , and then shot himself
through the hcad.dying instantly. A war
rant wan out for Prowit's nrrest for moon-
shining , and ho was endeavoring to indiica
bis wife to accompany him to Weakly
county , which she refused to do on account
of 111 hoaltn. Prowlt was a desperate character -
actor and had boasted to his wlfo that ho
bad been married four times and had killed
ono wlfo and four men. The couple had
boon married but four months.
The Northwestern Wheat Yield.
MINNEAPOLIS , , Autrust 10. Telegrams from
various points covering the entlro northwest
show that the yield of wheat is much above 1
expectations. Of the whole not one reported
a single unfavorable condition. At Huron ,
S. D. , whore thrco bushels to eight bushels
was predicted , the threshing shows n yield
of twelve to fourteen bushels , and in Grand
Forks county wheat is yielding an average
of twenty bushels , and that Is claimed to bo
the average of the county. Bismarck , James
town and Fargo , In North Dakota , ulso say
the yield Is above expectations.
Kulllvnn Found Guilty.
Pcnvis , Miss. , August 10. The Jury at 0
p , m. returned a verdict flndlng Sullivan
guilty of prizo-flghtlng. A motion In arrest
of Judgment was made and will bo hoard to
A petition is boinc gotten up by the grand
and petit Jurors , and others , to the judge
asking that only a fino. and no Imprison
ment bo found against Sullivan.
A Griin Ladun VCMHC ! Hunlc ,
WATEHTOWN , N. Y. , August 10. The three
masted schooner A. Vickoy , with a cargo of
21,000 bushels of corn , bound from Chicago
to Prescott , Ontario , struck u shoal near the
I took Island light-house , opposite Thousand
Island park , lust night and sank. The orow
escaped in boats. The schooner is valued at
818.000. The vessel was partially insured
and the cargo intlrely ,
Alonn In u KtruiiKo Land.
NEW Yoiuc , August 10. A young Hunga
rian woman with two children Is being
cared for by the Castle Garden authorities.
She 1ms learned that her husband , who sent
her money to como to this country , was lost
In the Johnstown calamity. Her grief on
hearing of his death was terrible.
/ \ JJatihtnr of Annnlus.
NEW YOUK. August 10.Ida Harris , tit
fourteen-year-old girl who was found In tha
rooms of Hannah Pearlsteln on Monday ,
nnd for whoso alleged outrage Mr . Pearl-
stein and five men were arrested , to-day
developed such advanced ability as a liar
that Police Justice Power discharged all
the prisoner * in disgust.
HnnotinnH Tolstol'H Kohcmc.
ST. PuTiiitBinjiio , August 10. A ukase bat
been ifsued sanctioning provincial reorgan
isation under Count Tolutol's scheme.