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Buddon Death of Her Husband In a
Paris Hotol.
No Decision n Yet In the Mnylirlck
Case by the Homo Secretary ,
Bat CnniiniilAtlon lie-
llcvcdtn by Many.
Dentil nCtlncQUPH Dnmnln.
[ Cnttyrlaht 1SV > l > u Janwt Unnlan nennttt.\ \
I'AUia , August 18. [ Now Yorlc Ilornld |
Cable S | > eclal to Tun UIH. I Jacques Da-
mala , Sara Uornhiirdt's husband , died sud
denly this morning nt avoll known hotel In
the Boulevard Porlcro. His health had been
very unsatisfactory for several months nnd
ho suffered greatly from the effects of the
use of morphia , but the news of his death ,
The direct causa of which wus congestion of
the brain , will bo a shock to his friends who
have mot him within the last few dnys.
Such fume as the deceased had
acquired was reflected from his wlfo.
Horn at Athens , Mr. Datnala cntorcd
upon a career of diplomacy , but the .voting
attache showed signs of balng stago-struck ,
and Rave up diplomacy for nctmg. Ho
joined tqo troupe with , which Sara Bernhard -
hard t was starring Europe und spoodlly fell
head over cars In love with thogoldcn-
volced siron. The Incidents of his marriage ,
which took place on April 4 , 183' ! , ut St. '
Andrew's church , London , are well known ,
particularly his bride's rapid Journey from
Madrid to London nnd back.
llio Alnybrlulc Case.
ICopi/rlo'it ' tsan / ; ) / Jiinui < Jr.Im RnnM
LONDON , August 18. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to THE Hii.J : : No decision
was arrived at by the homo secretary to-day
Jn regard to the sentence of Mrs. Maybrick ,
, bet , the tendency of events Is still in the di-
, rcctlon I indicated yesterday. Tliero is a
great body of scicntlflc opinion which is
working in behalf of Mrs. Maybrick to this
extent , that there Is fair room for doubt
whether she administered the arsenic of
which her husband a led. This opinion , pro
ceeding from very eminent sources , holds
that there is equally grave doubt as to
Mrs. Muybrlck's innocence , but the element
of uncertainty is such ns to Justify the inter
ference of the homo secretary. There would
then , nt least , bo time loft for the production
of now fuels which might tend to clear up
the mystery of Mr Ma.vbrick's death. Those
views nro undoubtedly having their influ
ence with Mr. Matliows , whoso position
throughout has been of a very anxious and
unenviable kind. But that the duty of clo
dding so dreadful a question should fall up
on him is ono of the great drawbacks of nn
ofllco which is seldom n bed of roses. Tno
abuse which has occn heaped upon him Is
wholly undeserved , for ho has civen the most
conscientious consideration to all the facts of
the case , with the solo desire of sclng that
justice is dono. It may safely bo said that
the course taken by some of Mrs. Maybriclc's
friends was calculated to do her more harm
than good. On the other hand , facts and
arguments , such us those whicti have been
put forward by the Herald , word on titled to
QUO weight , and doubtless tlioy have had it
unless some now ptmso of the case should
occur adverse to Mrs. Maybrick , which 13
scarcely probable. Her lifo is nearly certain
to bo spared. At the same time it is felt by
very many who have taken no
active part in thia ugitation that
the institution of a trial bv
Jury , supposed to be the "palladium ol
British liberties , " will have received another
severe clew by n reversal of the verdict
found nttho Liverpool trial. Success in this
case will inevitably lend to similar agitations
whenever a prisoner is convicted of murder
who was not actually seen to strike the fatal
blow or mix the deadly draught. No ono
will bo so anxious to have a court of appeal
established as the homo secretary , but
not upon the principle advocated by
Lord Ksher , which would leave the home
secretary the ultimate arbiter after the
court of appeals hud pronounced its decision.
This would only make confusion worse con
founded. The responsibility should bo taken
from the homo secretary altogether if a court
of appeal is established. The same alteration
of the law would scam to bo rendered neces
sary Dy this Mnybrick case , whatever the re
sult of it may be.
Stonmsliip Arrivals.
At London bighted : The Franco , from
Now York ; the Hritish Princess , from Phil
adelphia for Liverpool.
At Havre Lu Urotngno , from Now York.
At Plymouth The Kugia , from New York ,
for Hamburg.
At Queenstown The Sorvia , from Ke\v
York , for Liverpool.
At Liverpool The Kossmoro , from Haiti-
At Brcmerhavon The Allor , from New
At Now York The Hckla , from Copen
hagen ; the Alaska , from Liverpool ; tin
Egyptian Monarch , from London ; the
lihootlu , from Hamburg : the City of Colum
bla , from Havana ; the PoknBsot. from Mod
iterrunoan ports ; the Aurunu , from Liver
AVIint UoiiliuiiroiAVauts. .
LONUO.V , August 18. Five hundred Frencl
residents gf London visited General Houlau
ger In u body to-day , und presented him will
an address of sympathy and confidence. Th <
general in his speech said ho nos'or used
money belonging to the French people oxeepi
xvhcn trying to sccuro her against enemies
The French government did not dare aval
themselves of the ordinary courts , bu
formed n special tribunal , composed of hi
political enemies , which had virtually con
demned him before it met. In conclusion In
eald ho only asked irood fulth from tin
French people and thn triumph of the pros
out rulers would be it thing of the past.
Tlio Hchrlni ; Keu Troubles.
OTTAWA , August 18. The report of ttv
customs agent nt Victoria In the matter o
the ficlzuro by United States erulsors of Can
iidinn sealers in Hehring boa has readied th
department of customs , Copies will bo for
warded to the imperial government in sup
port of the representations already made h.
thq Dominion ministry to ncruro the Bt-ttlt
inent of iho whole claim of the United State
to the solo tibo and proprietorship of Hchrin
Alter the Fight.
liicnuoxn , Tex. , August 18. The situn
tton U quiet hero since the terrible riot li
which Sheriff Garray nnd cx-Shcrllt Hlakol ;
* lost their lives und several prnmiaont ell !
tens were woundod. As the sheriff has boci
killed and the deputy wounded , no arrest
huvo bcou uiodo , nor has any Inquest beei
hold. U I * thought all will bo loft to thi
fraud jury for settlement.
The Allinmlirn Unlnjiirod.
MiDHin , August 18. Tno report that th
All.anibru hud been damaged by the hurr
cano that vhltoa Grunuoa yesterday is ii <
tiled. The gardens in surrounding place
werti devastated by the storm , but the bulk
tell ! u * < .f ctcupc
The Gront Jnpaii Flood Hlotcrs Din-
SAW FRANCISCO , August IS. The steamer
City of Sydney , from Hong ICong nndYoko-
liamn , whloh arrived this evening , was ex
pected to bring the details of tbo earthquake
nt ICumamoto , the first news of which was
cabled from Yokohama July 13. Ono cable
gram gnvo the loss of lifo nt 3,000. Another
stated that almost tha whole town of Kuina-
mete , with n population of 33,000 , was de
stroyed , Full details had not boon received
when the City of Sydney loft Yokohama ,
> ut n newspaper of that city ,
a ted 'August 2 , indicates no such
OSR as given by tha cablegrams.
Several late telegrams to Yokohama gtvo
ho loss at twenty to thirty killed. 'Iho
apaneso newspapers say , however , that by
, great earthquake at ICumamoto on July 28
many hills were rent , houses demolished nnd
looplo killed nnd wounded. Another shock
ins been felt and the inhabitants uro fearing
urtlicr disaster. The people have beau
clzed with n superstition on account of the
ills being broken open.
The Hoods having subsided.m various dis-
riots of Japan , a fairly accurate estimate of
ho damage done Is obtained. Kino hundred
md thirty houses were destroyed by being
washed away or broken up by colliding.
? orty-ono persons are known to have lost
heir lives. The overland China mail learns
in July G that the rioters In Toulon , a pro
vince In China , had fled before approaching
roops. Uoforo leaving , however , they
urnod their boats. The attack on the Chin
! hu villages is confirmed. For the loss of
'our or live of their countrymen last year
.ho rioters revenged themselves by sluughtor-
g between four ana 11 vo hundred of the In-
bitauts of the Chin Ctiu villages , including
ivomen nnd children.
: V Thriving Nebraska Town Which Is
J'liriilnfr to the Front.
AiiOADin , Nob. , August 18. [ Special to
THIS Hun. ] While this thriving yount ; vil-
ngo bus never had a boom , it has never
ceased to crow , und there has never been a
inio since its start tlmt now houses could
not bo found in process of erection. It is
: iow api > reaching an era of great prosperity.
A. failure of crops has never been kaown in
this section , und the outlook now is bettor
than over before. Wheat and oats are
yielding bettor than was expected , nnd farm
ers are wearing broad smiles on their faces.
The corn crop bids fair to bo immense. Ar
cadia is situated at the terminus of the Lin
coln & Black Hills railroad , in ono of tno
best districts in this section of
the stato. Land ranees in value from $5 to
S15 nor aero , according to improvements and
location. The country is rapidly settling up
with an intelligent , Industrious and thrifty
class of people. The county's traveling
agent , Mr. O. W. Anderson , is now in Illi
nois advertising this section of the county
nnd directing the attention of land-seekers
to Its many advantaces. This town has now
TOO inhabitants and bids fair to double its
population in the next year. Hon. M. L.
Fries has just completed one of the llucst
residences in Valley county.
Improvement- Hloomlncton.
BI.OOUINOTONNeb. . , August 13. [ Special
to TUT. UKK.I Many improvements uro being
made , both in the business and residence
portion of town. Two largo fires devastated
the main business part of town two years
URO. The * burned section has been mainly
rcolpccd by substantial brick buildings.
Messrs. Shcnpard & Black and B. Scbobol ,
on the corner of Central and Seventh ave
nues , nro now erecting a double brick , two-
story block , 45x80 feet. Peter Peterson is
hnvinc rock hauled for the foiudation of a
two-story brick addition to his bakery , mak
ing it 22xSO feet. Mr. Truman Carter , of
Osborne , Kun. , ono of the owners of Truman
& Carter's addition , is in town this week.
Ho is contemplating tiic erection of n two-
story brick business block on the north sldo
of the square.
II. O. Sheffield recently submitted n sam
ple of granite stoao ho is quarrying to a
u.wing contractor at Lincoln , who pro
nounced it of superior quality for that pur
pose. The U. i M railroad officials have
siitnillcd their intention of sending a corps of
engineers to lltul a practicable route to the
quarries , about two miles southeast of town.
If successful , this will open up an industry
that will employ forty or fifty men.
The Ntickolls County Institute.
NELSON , Neb , , August IS. [ Special to Tns
HUE. | The Nuckolls county institute , which
has been in session hero for the p ist three
weeks , closed yestordav. County Superin
tendent French had charge. Ono hundred
nnd twenty-live teachers have been enrolled.
Only two other counties in the state have ns
largo an enrollment. The last week Miss
May Swanson , of Fairllcld , and Prof. Page ,
of this place , were the instructors , and have
given entire satisfaction. The institute un
der tholr instruction has been ono of the
most enthusiastic and best working insti
tutes ever held hero.
Mcrrloic County's Prohibition Tlulc- .
CUXTUM , CITV , Neb. , August 18. [ Special
to TUB BII : : . ] The prohibition county con
vention was held here yesterday with an at
tendance of about seventy. Twenty-nine
delegates were elected to the state conven
tion nnd the following ticket nominated : For
treasurer. II. M. Cox ; clerk. O. A. Wiard ;
judge , W. W. Ivaser ; sheriff , George A
Cljirlt ; surveyor , W. F. Chase ; superin
tendent of HHhools , B. W. Uakor ; for corO'
nor , E. L. Hoblnson.
A Now Hoacl For Franklin.
FIUNKUN , Nob. ' , August 18. [ Special
to Tim BUB. ! This town has never nnd
had brighter prospects than now. The Mis
souri and Paoliio lailroad having decided tc
build their line from Burr Oak , Kan. , to the
coal fields of Wyoming , is now burvoylng n
line to cross at Franklin to Haldroge , Sur
veyors are now surveying in this town.
All crops uro good ao far as harvested , with
prospects of an unusually lurjjo corn crop.
Mnt'ohing on Fort Robinson.
FOUT Konis'sox , Nob. , August 18.
[ Special Telegram to Tin : Bui : . ] The troops
of the several posts of the Department of the
Platte ordered to take part in the summer
encampment are witlila a day's march ol
tills fort , the nearest bolng only seven mile ;
uwuy. Some of these commands will arrive
io-morrow , but by Tuesday night all wil
huvo arrived on the grounds ,
Only Stntc DnlotiatoB Kcl-otoil.
NKIWASKA Cnr , Nob. , August 18. [ Spe
cial to TUB BKB.I The prohibitionists o :
Otoo county held u convention at Unadlll :
yesterday , but adjourned again'to Septomboi
27 alter electing state delegates. Tno count ]
ticket will bo nominated ut the adjournce
Hrown County ToiioherH.
AiNBWoirni , Nob. , August 18. jSpecia
to TUB UCK. ] The tcnehors' Institute
with Superintendent Douglas and Prof
Van Raton as Instructors , closed yester
day ufter a two weoUs' Bession. Tlioro wen
forty > eight teachers enrolled and all foe
that it lias bcru u very prolitublo und pleas
ant term , _
Only HH | I'nrtnrr Was Guilty.
CHICAGO , August 18. Congressman Abnoi
Taylor , who is n contractor , nnd prominent ! ;
concerned In the construction of the Tcxai
capital , denies tha recent report that ho ant
Gus WilUo hud been lined for Importing con
tract labor. T bo facts are tlmt Taylor wai
acquitted , whtlo Willed was convicted uni
obliged to pay the penalty and costs ,
Ooimri-Hsmuii Itnmliill 111 ,
PiiauiuwiiiA , August 18. Congressman
Samuel J. Itaudull bus been confined to hli
bed for nearly u week by uu utuok of rheu
They Will Parndo the Streets Durlnff
the Templar Encampment
Mr. Itnrbcr'a Fine Hand Slmvrn nt the
Capltnl Uo Objects Not So
Much to the 1'rlco ns to
the Contractor.
WASHINGTON , 1) . C. , August 18. : |
Tbo Triennial committee of the Knights
Templar met last night In their rooms nt the
Atlantic building for the purpose ol bearing
reports from sub-committees which are
making arrangements for the coming grand
encampment. The committee on excursions
reported that they had hired tbo steamer
Columbia for two days and the carriage
committee announced the cnngomont of fifty
vehicles for the use of the officers of the en
campment on the day of the parade. The
committee decided that it was advisable to
hold a competitive drill , but each division
will give nn exhibition. Chairman Parker
stated that the parade would bo about two
miles and a half in lengti and in view of this
fact and the splendid condition of the Wash
ington streets none of the marchers wore
n danger of being overcome with fatigue. It
is the Intention of the local comuiandory
to maKe a proposition that all of the future
conclaves shall bo held m Washington.
Colonel M. W. Parker , chairman of the
Trierninl committee says that General
Charles Itoom , grand master of the Knights
Templar , Is strongly in favor of Washington
ns the permanent place for nil future meet
ings of the body , and intends to use every ef
fort possible to make It so. The Knights
Templar nro a law-making body , said Colonel
nel Parker , as well as coagress , nnd ho
favors Washington because it is the national
"How many knights will bo Uvattondacco
on the conclave } "
'Between 17,000 nnd 18,000 have already
been quartered , and there will probably bo
20,000 in all. Oao ut the most novel features
of the occasion will be the presence of twen
ty-seven boys from the Masonic homo nt
Louisville , Ky. The home is situated a
few miles ? out from the city of Louisville ,
and is ouo of the prettiest places I over saw.
The homo contains about the same number
of boys as girls and all ura kept until they
can be comfortably settled. The boys will
all wear Knight Templar uniform , und will
receive a lot of attention. I think it would
bo an excellent idea myself to have a homo
of the same kind in Washington , und letters
have boon received from commanders in a
number of different states ursing us to hold
exhibition drills during the conclave , for the
purpose of raising funds to erect tbo same ,
which will probably bo dono. "
It ha ; cot to be the custom for municipal
reformers to point to the government of the
District of Columbia , which means the city
of Washington , ns the place above all others
on earth which is nearest the form which
will bo found prevailing universally when the
millenncum strikes us. It is urged inbehalf )
of the commissioners' scheme of govern
ment , or government without representa
tion , that there can bo no jobbery , no trick
ery , or any waste in the distribution of puo-
lic moneys for public Improvements. It is
clafinect inaltlfo absence of the susceptible
board of aldermen and the watchful eye
which congress maintains over the affairs of
the capital city serves to prevent anything
like jobbery. The fact that the improve
ments of the streets am paid for out of a
fund , and that there is no necessity for buy
ing UD committees , or nidormauic bodies for
the purpose of socurlng the contract , makes
it Impossible for rings to rule ; but Washing
ton is just now entering upon an experience
which shows that this utopcan theory is not
welt founded.
Congress at its last session provided for
the resurfacing of the asphalt pavement on
Pennsylvania avenue , between the capitol
and Seventeenth street. The district com-
missiouers , who form the municipal govern
ment , awarded the whole contract under an
old bid of the Cranford Pavement company.
Immediately the pioneer of asphalt streets ,
A. L. Barber , who is reputed to have made
millions out of his monopoly of thn product
of Trinidad , entered a formal protest against
the price proposed to bo paid. Ho insisted
that it was altogether too high , and that he
was ready to givu bonds to do the work at a
much lower figure , which would have resulted -
sulted in the saving of many thousands of
dollars to the taxpayers of Washington and
the country at larire. Mr. Barber appealed
to the courts to issue an injunction , restrain
ing the commissioners from closing the con
tract with the Cranford company. Ho was
turned out of court , however , practically on
the ground that ho was an interested com
petitive bidder , nnd that ho was not acting
for the public welfare. Then Mr. Barber in
duced some of his friends , who are largely
interested in district real estate , to renew the
protest which IIP had made. Affidavits were
secured as easy as patent medicine certifi
cates to the effect that the contract proposed
to bo entered into was against the public
good , nnd that there was no reason why it
it should bo put into effect , inasmuch as the
the Barber Asphalt Pavement company
stood ready to perform the work for a lower
figure. It looked for a while as though the
contest between these two corporations
would result in delaying the resurfacing of
the avenue long enough to prevent its use for
the Knights Templar conclave , but nil of u
sudden there was u cessation 01 hostility , and
now it is announced that A. L. Barber &
Co. , will pave about two-fifths of the street ,
while the Cranfcrd company will do the re
mainder. It is also stated that Barber will
not be known in the contract , but that ho
will simply act for the Crunford company ,
and that the price which ho will receive will
bo just the same as paid to Cranford for the
work which ho ( Barber ) will perform. This
subject is interesting in that the Barber com
pany is a prominent competitor for paving
contracts in u number of the larger cities in
tbo United States ,
The residence on 1C street , leased by Sec
retary nnd Mrs. Noble for their next sea
son's occupancy , was originally owned by
Ben Hall May. Upon his death the property
was disposed to Mr. Henry Wlllard , and is
one of the most complete and elegant man
sions in the city. The secretary has taken
it upon a lease of three years and will have
for his near neighbor Assistant Secretary
Clarkson , who will occupy the dwelling ad
joining that of Senator Shormuu , thus form
ing a pleasant circle of near neighbors
among the now ofllclals , should the secre
tary of war decide favorablv in regard to the
Stan ton house ns a future home. Secretary
Husk is not far off in his house on
Mussacnusotts avenue , near Fourteenth
street , nnd Secretary Tracy nnd Postmaster
General QWanumnkor will bo within one
square of eaeh other. Secretary Wiridoui
has not us yet uoen able to suit himself wltn
u future residence in Washington although
numerous hundsomo houses fn the west cm ]
'bavnbccn under consideration.
The state department has recently sent out
to all consuls circulars Instructing them to
report to the department the laws of the re
spective countries respecting lions , mortgages
and the collection ot debts. When the replies <
plies to this circular shall have been rccolvtt ]
they will be compiled and published in book
form. It is expected that the result will boone
ono of the most valuable letral compilations
ever issued by the government. It will
prove especially valuable in commercial
cities where business is done with foreign
countries , and the department expects that
thcrq will bo a great demand for the volume.
Congressman R. It , Hilt , of Illinois , and
Congressman Buttorworth , of Ohio , will
probably bo the lending figures on tbo house
sldo In one of the most Important affairs ol
legislation to come up at the nest aessiou ol
congress. Major ButtcrwArth and Mr. Httt
lave , for the pnst three or four years , stood
n the front ranks of members of the house
idvocatlng closer comtncrcliU relations with
Canada. Thn rccotil seizures of Canadian
sealers in Bohting Bqa.Rpd the chances
of further difficulties on the Atlantic coast
upon the expiration of thd modus vlvondi ,
will give tha subject of our relations with
Canada oven more IntorcU In the next house
than it had in the last.
Mr. Hilt is a strong advocate of commer
cial union between the colonies on the north
and the United States. While ether mon
nave devoted their tltno and talent to secur
ing a zollvcrem to embrace the republics of
Central nnd South America , or In ether
wards , to unite In ono grand commercial
body tno Latin races on the south with the
Anglo-Saxon on the north , but oxcludlnc the
Canadian provinces , Mr. Hltt has looncd
upon this schotno ns far less feasible than an
arrangement between the United States and
Canada , because ol the closer tics which
bind the more northern countries. The
United States and Canada , speaking as they
do ono language , and BJirlnsing from the
same general stock , are luted by nature as
well ns by location for commercial as well as
political unity , while there Is.nothing what
ever in the characters or resources of the
people of the bpanlsH American countries to
make it either probable or desirable that the
United States should enter into an a'lianco
with them which could only bo
fraught with constant misunderstand
ings nnd bickerings. Major Hutterworth
took the bulls by'the.horns la the fast con
gress when ho Introduced bis resolution
looking to political alliance with Canada and
the United States. While there nro many
mon in congress to-day who think that the
time will como in the future when British
North America will bo absorbed Into the
United States , and when the flag with a
hundred stars will float over the onttro ter
ritory north of the Ulo Grande , thcso men
are not ready to believe that this grand
scheme for the extension 'of the United
States' territory can bo carried out for
many yenrs to como , but the idea of com
mercial union has made rapid strides for
ward since Mr. Hitt first advocated it years
ago , and it is the opinion of both parties that
the time is rapidly approaching when Can
ada and the United States will have so mo
definite understanding nnd the Fifty-first
congress is expected to make long strides in
this direction.
The arbitrary tax rate In the city of Wash
ington and District of Columbia has been
fixed for some years at 1J per cent. This
rate Includes everything , nnd besides serv
ing to supply the necessary funds for the
maintenance of the institutions of the dis
trict and to pay all the charges for special
improvements , it has resulted m the accumu
lation of a surplus of something moro than
$1,000,000. which is plaeol to the credit of
the District of Columbia in the national
treasury. The system u'non which taxation
is based is that congress appropriates money
for the police , schools , fire , und all other de
partments , and then coo-halt of the total is
paid by tha district , while the other half is
drawn from the poneral fund of the
United States in' the hands of
the United States treasurer. Although
thoYi per cent tax rote has been
amply sufficient to all tho' requirements of
the government up to the present time , u
great many complaints hUvo been heard because -
cause of the fact thatlacgo tracts of land
held for speculative purposes have Deon as
sessed at a rate lower than they sold tor ton
.Years ago. The consequence has btcn that anew
now assessment has just ] "been made with a
result which is any thing , but satisfactory to
the real estatespeculators.
In somo'cases outlaying lands which less
than live years jago. sold for 8100
an acre arc. by r the next assessment ,
rated for taxational (300 an here. Building
lots within1 the corporate limits of the city of
Washlugtd.n , which jvcro rated at S cents
per square foqtr last year , are to-day
assessed qt " 35 , * * 30 , and even
To cents In some cases. Among' the
most promini-nt'Toal estate holders , who
under the navf assessment will bo required
to add many thousands of dollars to the rev
enue of the District of' Columbia , is John
Sherman. Senator Sherman owns unim
proved tracts of land beyond the boundary
on Fourteenth street , near Mrs. Logan's res
idence , upon which the taxes will bo in
creased to such an extent that instead of
paying $200 or WOO a year the Ohio senator
will bo called upon to contribute moro than
a thousand. Ho has prop'erty in almost every
section of the city , and among his holdings
are two or three hundred small building lots
lots in the vicinity of the government print
ing oulcc. Hero the assessed rates have
been almost quadrupled , und not a single
piece of propo'rty hold in the uamo of John
Sherman bus escaped with less than 00 per
cent increase , and from this it ranges up as
as high as Ufalold. - . Mr. Sher
man's property Is all valuable ,
and ho will doubtless be able to
pay the taxes'assessed ' against him without
mortgaging any of'it ; but it is likely that
the action of the assessors in this particular
case will have n very beneficial effect upon
the taxpayers of the district in general , us
Mr. Sherman is likely to provo a powerful
advocate for a lower tax rate.
Another Ohio member of congress who
will bo called upon to contribute more lib
erally to the revenues of the district on ac
count of the now tax rate is Major Butter-
worth. This gentleman owns a lot about
150x200 foot , containing a total area of about
thirty thousand square foot , which has bean
raised from about $3,000 to $7,500. The now
assessments caused a crcat ; deal of growling
from all classes , and inasmuch as the 1J4 per
cent rate law resulted In an enormous sur
plus revenue , It is probable that the people
of the District of Columbia will have their
tax rate reduced , if congress has.unythlng
to ay about it. ,
Over n Thousand Picked Up Near
1'rulrie ilu Oil I ( Ml.
PRAIIHE DO CHICK , Wls. , August 18. The
pearl hunters' craze has struck hero , and the
largest number of pcaris yet reported in this
state has boon gathered during the past day
or two. Moro than ono thousand pearls
were sent from bore yesterday by two or
three parties. Some of the pearls are qulto
largo mid very valuable. * While hunting
pearls to-day a man bv the name'of Laroquo
fished up a largo bombshell that had proba
bly laid in the river for a grout many yours ,
probably from the time of the capture of the
old fort by the BriUrh.
riofcrroil Dentil to Olscrnco.
KANSAS CITV , August 18. A. Mussor , atone
ono time u well know a and respected citizen
of Brunswick , Mo. , wus arrested yesterday
afternoon at the union diipot , charcod with
tno theft of numerous satchels. To-day ,
guarded by two officers , bq was taken nut
to find certain papers Lho 'had secreted , and
while passing u cable roudlho throw himself
in front of u passing train before the oftlcora
could restrain him jand imtaiuod fatal in
juries. ,
The Wenthur JForponst.
For Nebraska : Shuwer * in western portion
tion , fair m eastern portion , followed during
afternoon or evening by slwwers ; cooler ex
cept In oxtremo.HOUtlioast portion , stationary
temperature , southerly winds.
For Iowa : Fair , follqwod by local uhow-
ers : stationary temperature In southeast ,
cooler in northwest portion , southerly winds.
For Dakota ; Light local showers , cooler
in southern , stationary temperature m north
ern portion , variable winds.
> i
Hulllv.ui | n Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI , August 18. John L. Sullivan
arrived hero to-night. Ho was mot by John
Sullivan , of this city , and as soon as the two
loft the train they bccamu the head of a rap
idly spreading und oncirullnir procession of
train men uint.otticrs who had ! Kot within iho
train enclosure , itha enthusiastic crowd
cheered Sullivan frequently ,
I'nttl at Home.
LONDON , August 18 , [ Spaolal diblogra m
to TUB Hisu.J Mmo. Adoliaa P.atl , who ha *
been making a tour of the principal cities in
South America , nrrivcd to-day at South
ampton und proceeded at once to Craig-
They Perfect n State Organization
at Dos Moinoa.
Cniunii.sslonor Dor I'or Governor
Snys Ho Wouldn't If Ho Could
Ho Poses nt n Philosopher-
Scnl Ono Soil.
County Koonrdor * Organize.
DRS MOINF.S , In. , August 19. [ Special to
TiinBr.B.I A largo number of the county
recorders of Iowa mot In tills city during the
past weak nnd perfected a state organization.
Heretofore there have boon state organiza
tions of most other county ofllcors and the
recorders thought It was their turn now.
Tnoro was a fair attendance from different
parts of the state , anil the following perma
nent officers were elected : President , Jo
seph E. Noble , of Chlckasaw county ; vlco
president , Joe Cunningham , of Jasper
county ; secretary , Miss Ellen Scott , of
Worth county , and treasurer , George C.
Sims , of Polk county. The constitution
adopted provides for the membership of all
recorders and their deputies , and all ox-re
corders and ex-deputy recorders. The object
of the association is partly for the promotion
of mutual social relations and partly to bo
able to sccuro by united action such changes
and reforms pertaining to their ofllco as may
sooin dosirablo. They will huvo annual meet
ings hereafter.
Boulraces In Conclave. '
DBS MOINES , la. , August 18. [ Special
to THE BBK. ] The hotel keepers of
Iowa also hold their annual mooting In thU
city during the past week. They elected of
llcors for the year ns follows : President , P.
G , Ballingall , Ottuinwa ; vice-president ,
Frank UsolyDesMoines ! ; secretary und treas
urer , C. F. Wightmuu. Important committees
were named for the ensuing year , among
them a committee on national affairs as fol
lows : D. Wormloy , Churitou ; J. C. Alan-
chcstor , Ottumwa ; A. B. Cox , Marshall-
town. It was decided to admit women to
membership on the same terms as men ,
Philosophical Doy.
Dns MOINES , la. , August 18. ( Special
to THE Ben. | Commissioner Doy had been
discussed to some extent as a possible dem
ocratic candidate for governor. His election
as railroad commissioner last full , the first
democrat to bo elected to a state ofllco , had
made some democrats thmuthat ho would bean
an invincible candidate for governor. Ho
has now written a letter positively declining
to bo considered in that connection. Ho
freely admits that ho was cloctod by a com
bination of circumstances that is not likely
soon to occur again. Then ho philosophizes
on the drawbacks to the office of governor ,
and gives reasons why he thinks ho shouldn't
want to bo governor if ho could. Ho thinks
the man who is governor has a great deal of
care and anxiety and trouble , nnd when ho is
through with that ofllco has an unsatisfied
yearning for further political honors. As a
bit of philosophy. Colonel Dey's explanation
of his refusal to bo a candidate does very well ,
but it is generally supposed that if there
were a very good chances of his being nomi
nated and elected , ho would throw his phil
osophy to the dogs ,
The Coming Fair.
DBS MOINES , la. , August 18. [ Special
to Tun Bcc.l In less than two weeks
tuo annual fair will commence in this city.
Unusual attractions In the way of exhibits
are offered this year , and a great crowd is
expected. The business men of Dos Moiucs
have arranged for a great night carnival ,
something after the order of Mardi Gras , to
bo hold three evenings of fair week. "Seni
OnoSed" is the Arabic name it bears , and the
performance and street display will bo very
fine. It is an experiment in the way of city
entertainments , but it is believed that it will
bo u great success.
The Republican Ticket ,
DBS MOINES , la. , August 18. [ Special to
Tun BEE. ] Thor cpubiicans tate ticket nomi
nated last weak is meeting with a very
favorable reception all over the stato. Re
publicans generally regard it as a very strong
and a satisfactory outcome of the protracted
fight ut the state convention. If either Mr.
Wheeler or Captain Hull had been nominated
there would have been much soreness within
the party for some time. Now there U nono.
Hutchison is a tovul headed business man ,
inclined to bo conservative on' most public
questions. The nomination of Senator Poy-
ncer for lieutenant governor pleases
the farmers , as ho is a
genuine , and not a fancy farmer.
His bands and muscles show the result
of personal contact with hard farm work.
Ho has been a member of the state senate
for eight years , and while there made an ex
cellent record as an intelligent and con
scientious legislator. The ether ofllcors
named were nominated by acclamation.
There has not been for years a ticket that
ban given such general satisfaction , or that
wus followed after the convention by so little
soreness nnd bitterness among the defeated.
It will have an old time majority this fall.
A Mail I'onch Stolon.
ST. Louis , August 18. It is claimed that a
registered letter pouch , supposed to contain
parcels valued nt $10,003 , was stolen from a
mail car on tha Vundaliu road while the
clerks wore at supper nt Torre- Haute last
night. The postmaster said that the only in
formation ho had wus thut the pouch hud
been stolen and afterwards found near the
track , cut and rilled of its contents. Ho
could give no idea of the value of the con
tents , but said that probably a large portion
was checks , which would not bo negotiable.
Kevcro Storm * In MlunoHoln.
ST. PAUL , Minn. , August 18. Severe
storms are reported at Plamviow and St.
Villurd lust night. A heavy hall storm , ac
companied by a strong wind , struck about
six miles north of St. Villard und did great
damage to the wheat not yet in shock.
Chunks of ice an inch square were found.
At Plalnview , during a severe thunder
shower. Hartley Costcllo , a stage driverwas
struck by lightning and Instantly killed.
Thu Dciith Ilecord.
INVIANAI'OLIS , Ind. , August 18. Hat. R.
D. Hoblnson , 1) . D. , ono of the most prom
inent Methodist ministers of the state ,
dropped dead at bis homo to-night of appo-
NEW YOIIK , August 18. Slgmund Kauf
man , a prominent lawyer and leading Ger
man-American cltUon of New York , died in
Berlin Saturday. Ho was a Lincoln elector
In'ISUO. Ho will bo cremated ut Guinea ,
Hold For Itohlilns ; n Tr/iln.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , August 18. Friday aft
ernoon James and Howe Pullen , brothers ,
were arrested in this city charged with rob
bing a Wabash train nn August S , They
were quietly taken to Liberty und confined
in the county jail there , where they have
been kept over since. Howe Pullen is u
roustabout on a river btcumor , und Jim is
the driver of an ice wagon in Uandolph , Mo.
, Tonn. , August 18. I'arker Har
ris ( colored ) , aged thirty years , killed his
wife , Lethe , to-night , by cutting her throat
with a pocket-knife. Ho afterwards cut his
own throat und inflicted wounds thut in all
probability will bo fatal. Jealousy was the
The Theory Tlmt Ilia IlrnlnVns
Affected Disposed or.
HASTINGS , Nob. , August 18. | Special to
THIS BKB. ) The theory that James Laird
died of softening ot the brain is disposed ot
by an examination of his brain , which was
found In perfect condition , weighing fifty-
three ounces. His face was domowhnt
emaciated , though otherwise ho showed no
signs of being a sick man.
The report of the examiners roads as fol
lows :
"We , the undersigned , ns n result of a post
mortem made upon the body of James Laird ,
find his brains normal , heart normal , lungs
normal , liver normal , stomach normal , kid
neys normal , spleen very soft and pliable ,
parts of small intestines congested , rectum
abnormal and in a very unhealthy condition ,
Wo find thut the exuiso of his death was acute
septicaemia. "
The report is signed by Ralph .1. Irwln , F.
J. Schafelborger , M. V. " B. MclClnnoy nnd
T. II. Urquhnrt.
The examination was made In the presence
of fifteen physicians , under the direction of
Coroner Irwin , The examining committee
agreed that the septic poison was absorbed
in wounds from nn operation for hemorrhoids
performed on Wednesday. The skin was
found to bo purple over the entire body ,
The physicians disagreed us to the necessity
of the oporatlon.
Laird will bo interred in Park Vlow cemo-
tor.v , in Hastings , alongside of his father ,
mother nnd brothers. His colleagues. Sen
ators Mundorson and Paddock and Repre
sentatives Uorsey and Council , will net as
pall bearers. The funeral will take pines on
Monday at I o'clock , at the First Presbyte
rian church. The Hon. J. G. Tate will con
duct the services.
Silas A. Strickland post , G. A. R. No. 13 ,
of this city , will have charge of the funeral.
G. A. R. posts from central Nebraska and
the Republican valley have wired their in
tentions of assisting In iho obsequies.
Mr. and Mrs. James Begca , aunt and uncle
of Congressman Laird , reached Hastings to
day from Oilman , III. , to attend the ob
Governor Tlrayor , accompanied by his
staff , state ofllcors und ox-state ofllcors , will
arrive to-morrow morning at 0 o'clock in n
special train , to attend the funeral. In alt ,
the party will bo composed of sixteen per
sons. The party will have with it l hand
some floral ottering.
Financial Transaction i of tha Coun
try For the Past \Veok.
BOSTON , August 18. | Spoclul Telegram to
THE Bnn.I The following table , compiled
from dispatches from the managers of the ?
loading clearing houses in the cities named ,
shows the gross exchanges for
the week ended August 17 , 188 ! ) , with rates
per cent of increase or decrease as com
pared with the amounts for the correspond
ing week of 1883 :
Xwo-Yenr-Old Sophie Schwab Goes
CIIIOAOO , August 18. Little two-yoar-old
Sophia Schwab involuntarily became n
balloonist to-day and was wafted high up
over the broad bosom of Lalco Michigan. A
rifleman's skill saved the child's life. The
exciting incident took place nt Shoftleld
park , and wus witnessed by 15,000 picnickers.
An Italian peddler of toy balloons attempted
to servo two purchasers at once , and in doing
so lot go his string of bright-colored globes.
The cord got twisted about Sophia's loft
arm and also in her hair. Tlio buoyant
bubbles started heavenward , taking
the youthful aeronaut along , Sophie's
mother shrieked and fainted. The by
standers stood horror-stricken , scarcely
breathing , as the balloons swept close to a
largo oak tree and the infant grabbed a hand
ful of twigs and stopped her flight. A mus
cular young German ascended the tree in
an Instant nnd ttien crept out on the branch
nearest the child. At this moment , Sophie's
puny strength gave out and the balloons ,
suddenly released , wont upward again at
least 100 feet , drifting out over the lake.
Gust Koch , a sharpshooter who wus attend ! ng
the picnic , with his repeating rldo hurriedly
Jumped Into a skiff with two companions
and pulled out into range. Koch succeeded
in piercing several of the balloons , oaoh sue.
cossful shot liolping the bunch to descend.
Hcfora it finally reached water they were on
the spot , and little Sophie did not oven got
her feet wet.
Himlooornft tuul Irene Hold.
SAIUTOOA , N. Y , , Aupust 18. Tlio Investi
gation of the turf scandal , which resulted In
the expulsion of the Chlckasaw stable on ac
count of Hallston's unsatisfactory perform
ance in tbo race with Retrieve two weeks
neo , will be resumed before the meeting of
stewards next Wednesday. Scoggin Bros ,
huvo sold HindoocruH and It cue to BO mo ono
unknown , but who IB said to ho u Now York
society man , for 15XX ) .
Oirnnt'H A ( I ( Iff UN.
DP.AIIIB , August 18. President Curnot de
livered nn address at a banquet to-day to
111,000 , mayors and communal tielugates. Ho
said the French people , though crushed for a
time , had shown their pnvor to recover and
make their aovoroign voice hoard by remov
ing parties still aiming to undermine the
cdlflco raised by the fathers of iho republic.
No Hall ut Cincinnati.
CINCINNATI , August 18. There was no ball
fa mo hero to-day , us the authorities threat
ened yesterday that if ono was playoJ they
would break it up by urrobtnn , ' the president
and all the player * .
Discovery of a Proooss For Itfl
Uomploto Extraction.
An Invostnicn't of Only n Ko\v Tlioiti
sand Xlint Will Ilrltur In Tliroo
Millions The Elixir Sen
sation Kolinacii.
A Gcniiluo Gold.Mlno. . .
LIMA , O. , August 18. [ Spodal Tologratn
to TUB Hm : . | Tlio ono thing that In talked
of now among oil men is the great discovery
by the New Paragon Oil company of how ta
completely extract sulphur from coal oil. Ta
do this has bean the aim of oil mon ovci
since oil began to bo used us nn Illuminator.
The fact that the Paragon company , and an
Independent company ns all that are no\ \
Standard companies are called has rcn'.Uod
thu chief dcsiro of the oil world , has created
much more of a sensation tnan the discovery
of the elixir of lifo , for the discovery moans
n spccily acquirement of millions. Tha
Paragon Oil company has its head
quarters nnd refinery nt Toledo ,
where tlio rollnory has bcon in operation but
a few weeks , nnd It lias not fairly got into
the business , HO it had , practically , np good
will to bo bought or sold. Imagine , then ,
the value of the discovery they huvo rnndo
when the Standard has offered to buy the
Paragon people out for $3,000,00 , > i. The sum
is fabulous. I'ho refinery of the Paragon
company cost ? WiOi)0 ) , and it has Invested
several thousand in oil lease * , but irood
authoililcs say it cannot linvo invested $20'J-
UOJ in all. The process Is said to bo of the
simplest possible character nnd the wonder
is that it was not discovered sooner. The
Standard people admit that the discovery i
the greatest rival they have over had and
that if the syndicates owning the JIQXV gas.
fields in Kentucky and 'J cnnessco gat Iho pro
cess it will bo a heavy blow to them.
The Fiito of n Bolorud Fiend at Potter - -
tor , Un.
SAVANNAH , Ga. , August IS. Walter As
burg ( colored ) was lynched ut Potter this ,
morning for nn Bbsault upon Lulu Kissinan ,
seventeen years old , yesterday. Sno wasu
terribly beaten in the struggle with her as
sailant , but successfully resisted bun. Hcr-
cries attracted n colored man , who rescued ,
her. Asburg sprang through the door and.
escaped , and in the next hour knocked
down a woman , seized n double barrel ,
shotgun nnd fled to the woods. In <
another hour the whole town was in pursuit.
At midnight the negro was found ut u dance >
about a mile from the assault. Ho was takon.
back to the girl's house und sno identified
him. Ho confessed his crime and begged
for mercy. Three hundred masked mon.
hurried him to the open Held near the rail
road , whore ho was strung up to u trco and- ,
riddled with bullets.
in Forty Oases the E.ixir Does Good.
-\Vork. ,
CINCINNATI , Aucust 18. Dr. L ongfollow ,
who was mentioned in tbo-Assooiatod prosi
report yesterday in connection with the *
Hrown-Scquard elixir , called at the ofllco-
of the Associated press this ovcnlufr and
stated that ho treated forty-Uvo patients
with the elixir. Of that number f ortv had been ,
benelltted u good deal und the others less.
In but ono case bus any special Inflammation
resulted , and that was far from dangerous.
The results so fur have been permanent ,
notwithstanding the newspaper reports to >
the contrary.
Minn At. u. A CHOPS.
Reports of n Splendid Outloolc Still.
Coininir In.
The following crop reports have been re
ceived by the IJun mercantile agency :
lien WILLOW.
Crops in thU county are bettor than over
boforo. The wheat crop has proved excel
lent and corn has a magnificent prospect. .
Oats will bo a little lighter than last year ,
but a good crop. The principal crops last ,
year were wheat and corn. The acreage this
year Is about one-fourth greater than last.
Prospects for all crops nro good. Farmorti
show a tendency to pay their old debts as
far as their moans will permit. Tuo mer
chants report a fair and increasing trade ,
The crop outlook is generally unfavorable
in this county , though in some portions it ia.
good. Around this town crops uro good but
limited m area. They lire alto good along1
tbo northern ediro of this table land , near
the base , of the hills. All north of townsulD-
32 has been very dry. Grain is short and
hay scarce. Wheat is about one-third of a
crop and oats nearly a total failure. Corn ia.
better and the copious rains of the lust few
days cause it to promise a fair yield if frost
holds off. South of the town there are no
crops to speak of in the county , as none huvo
been planted. The drouth bus been tlio most )
severe along the state line , increasing to tho-
The principal crops are corn , wheat and
oats. Corn is us good , if not bovtor , thaai
last , year. Wheat is fur butter and oats the-
samo. There Is no failure of any crops this
iiox iiUTTn.
Oats was the principal crop last year , with
considerable wheat and corn. Tlio acreage-
this year Is double that of last , nnd about the
same In variety , Prospects this year were <
favorable till tlio recent drouth In thl .
county , which will make only half a corn ,
crop Small grain is as good us lust year ,
which was excellent. Merchants report ,
trade und collections as good us usual , which.
Is fair. Tills is u now county ,
This county was only organized last spring1.
Settlement was begun In 1836 by u few fam
ilies and was settled very rapidly by un in
dustrious class of people. Tliu unncipal ,
crops planted are wheat , oats and potatoes.
The acreage lias been small until lust spring ,
when quite a largo crop of all were planted.
Tlio crops were very good lust year , consid
ering the newness of the soil , The acroago-
this year is about double that of last season.
In some parts of the county there uro very
good prospects for crous. In others drouth ,
and in others hall has destroyed nil growing
crops. Prospects are fair for trndo. Col
lections urei fair. Some families , us in all
new counties , ure dissatisfied und will inovo
Tlio recent showers renew tha confidence ,
already Inspired of the largest crop of com
over grown in thn Republican valley , Noth
ing but hull or n very early frost will pro *
vent it. Small grain is all Itarvofttcd , and
much of the wheat and oat a Is threshed.
Wheat is turning out from 1'J to i3 bushels
per aero , oats from 110 to15. . Potatoes will
bu plenty and of good quality. The recent
i-.iiiiH have u tonilonuy to start a second
growth on the into varieties , but it will uot
materially ullect the supply.
A Uoolor HiiloldoH ,
DUI.UTII , Minn. , August 18. Dr. A. B.
Lyndc , of Milwaukee , who arrived at tha
Hotel St. Louis six days ago , committed
suicide ut the hotel some time during tbo
night. Whoa the chambermaid entered tu
room this morning ho was found dead with ,
ins throat cut. Ho is supposed to huvo Dean
well-to-do and ho had a lartro amount of bug *
liago nnd seemed well fixed for moiiuy. H . uu opium cater. Ho wan about Ulrtv-
llvo ycara old.