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Mra Maybrlok Will Undoubtedly
Escape the Death Penalty.
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Homo Secretary Mntthcwn Cnrot'nlly
ttio Testimony and
Uvnr tlio Pnpura
In tlio
Not. Yet Hour loved.
LONUOX , August 21. LNow York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BEK.I At the hc-ur I
write the decision of Mr. Matthews In the
Maybrlck case has not been made public. Ho
Is waiting for seine testimony of a
scientific character , nnil I nm not aware ttmt
It has yet como to hand , but you
may tulto it for granted that the Information
I furnished .you on Sunday Is correct
ana thai every indication still points to a
commututlon of the capital sentence.
Matthews lius been nlmost constantly at
work upon the great mass of icstlmony of
various kinds , and It Is most unjust to nccuao
htm of needlessly prolonging the suspense
of the unfortunate prisoner. It must bo ro-
iiiombcrud that wliilo judge ami Jury
rcmoln of the opinion that the
vordlct found at the trial was n Just one , and
that nothing has been revealed calculated to
shako it , it would he a very extreme course
Tor the homo secretary to reverse their de
cision , but , If I am correctly informed , tin *
learned Judge- has , to some extent , modllled
his opinion , and therefore the reprieve of
Mrs. Maybnck may bo anticipated wlthn
largo degree of confidence. Some
little Blip . has been occasioned
by n report in a provincial paper that Mr.
Maybrlck before his death wrote a letter to
his brother to the effect that he was bulnc
poisoned and requesting that Ills body should
be opened after hla death. I sent you a
notice of the loiter n 'fortnight ngo , and you
will find another allusion to it In my dispatch
of Sunday 11 weeic. Undoubtedly it is
In existence , but it could not bo
produced In the irial because thcro was a
technical objection to it us evidence , but It
was In Mr. Addlsori's brief , and , for aught I
know , ho may bo willing to give yon a copy
of It If by so doing ho would not bo violating
professional etiquette , on which point I am
not an authority. Anyhow , the letter
was written by the late Mr.
JMaybrlck , und It is certainly not consistent
wiili the theory that ho WHS poisoning him
self unless we proceed to suppose that hu
killed himself in order to get his wife Into
trouble. Among the ninny ingenious ex
planations of his death that liuvo been of
fered , this , I believe , has not been submit
ted. What new tlilnu inny have happened
to-day I am not able to tell you , but the truth
of the scientific evidence thus far
has led Matthews to bellovo that ho will bo
justified In saving the prisoner's life. At
the same tlmo It may possibly bo anotherday
before his decision Is made known. He will
not pronounce the last word until ho Is abso
lutely sure that ho has exhausted the whole
Held of Inquiry. Some tliero may bo who
will bo disposed to blame him , but the silent
body of the public who have taken no part
in this agitation , but who have their own
opinions about it , will , in the long run , do-
cideuly approve of his course.
A Circular lly tin ; Porto.
LONDON , August 22. [ Special Cablegram
to Tnu Bcis.J A dispatch to the Daily News
from 1'lllis uays : 'Tho porto has sent a se
cret circular note to the governor general
of all the Armenian veiny els ordering
thorn to cherish their privileges unit avoid
offenalng the Kurds , whoso services might
bo needed In the event of war. It IB feared
thoiiotowilj promote outrages upon Chris
tians. " The Daily Mows , commenting upon
the dispatch , says it hopes that if Europe
wllljnot interfere to prevent such alomlnablo
business , Russia will , ami speedily.
Mr * . Mnylii Ink Sinking * .
LONDON , August 21. Mrs. Maybriclt Is
pinking. Her appearance is so changed that
her mother hardly know her. Delay in
granting the expected reprieve has caused
her friends to almost give up hope.
MlltlllOVH ClMllVlM With AddiHOII.
LONDON , August 21. Homo Secretary
Matthews has been in consultation with
John \V. Addlson , the leading counsel for the
prosecution in the trial of , Mrs. Maybrick.
The Montana PuuJllst Knocked Out
In tlio Fourth Koiiuii.
SALT LAKE , Utah , August 21. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Unn.J About 1 o'clock
yesterday raornlng u prize light took place
at Lake Park resort , the puuillsts being
Frank Glover , of Chicago , and Jimmy
Bates , of Bulto , Mont. Tlio light was with
four-ounce gloves. Dittos drew ttrst blood ,
but was knocked out in the fourth round.
Tlio contest was witnessed by about 300
people , special trains leaving Salt Lake and
Ogdtm for the scene shortly before midnight.
No ono know where the encounter was to
take place until thu trains stopped. The
governor and United States marshal heard
of the nffalr , niul , securing a spe
cial engine , went up the road and
met the returning crowd about
ten miles from thu city. When the marshal ,
governor and posse boarded the tram about
llfty of thu sports escaped by jumping
through the windows and spent the night in
the sago brush , Tlio nainos of the remainder
of the party were secured and all who could
bo found at daylight wcro arrosted. Hale *
was arrested at Ogden late In the day and
Glover was captured whllci attempting to
cscano from the city in 11 carriage. Among
those arrested wore C. J. Mulkoy , special
passenger agent of the Itio Grand Western
railioad , and many prominent citizens.
Their trials will take place to-morrow , The
nffalr Is creating considerable oxcituinent in
the city.
Another Cntum Mill Failure.
PnoviPKXOit , U. L , August 21. . The
"Waukegon cotton goods mills to-dny decided
to suspend payment and allow their notes to
go to protest , Thu failure Is connected with
that of Lewis Brothers , though It Is assorted
not to bo u direct result of it , the Waukogon
being creditors of Lewis Brothers only to
the extent ot about f 1U.UIW , The mills worn
reported to bo In with Manvlllo < fc htatcrs to
thu amount of $1,000,00(1 ( and creditors have
been coming down ou them. No statement
can bo had as yet , but thu liabilities are bo-
llovod to Uo honvy ,
The Waukogon company has two nulls at
present in operation , ono at Waukiipon near
Plalntlold , Conn , , capitalized at ? ( JJO,000 ( , cm-
1'loymif 1,000 hands , and the Nottingham
mills of this city , capitalized at TJUU.OOO and
employing COO hands. Trcasuror Tuft , of
the Waukegou mills , is also bocrotary and
treasurer of ttio PmiemauKh mills , which
Imvo a capital of $1,500,000 , Uradstreots
think that Tuft's connection with this mill
may place It in danger.
The Clmrloainn I'uu tn Son.
Sis FIUNCISCO , August 21. The cruiser
ClmrloJton put to tea this morning on liar
second trial trip. Sim will not return bo-
jtforo to-morrow
Ills Itcccption ntClnolnnntl Ovations
nt Oxford nnd Indianapolis.
CINCINNATI , August 21. Amid the boomIng -
Ing of cannon and cheers from the vast mul
titude gathered at.tho central station , Presi
dent Harrison arrived hero tit 10:15 : , over
two hours nnd a half Into , owing to an acci
dent to a train In front of the express yester
day. The president , with the other members
of the party , tooit an early breakfast this
morning. The crowds at the central station
cheered when the train stopped , the president
being , as usual , beslegc'il by handshakers.
The party consisted of President Harrison ,
Attorney General Miller , Private Secretary
Halford , Secretary Rusk , Hon. John B.
Khun , Colonel John B. ' Black , General
Thomas G. Morgan , commissioner of Indian
affairs , nnd others. There was an almost
continuous ovation nccordcd the president
until ho reached his carrlaco. Governor
Forakcr rode with the president nnd Iho
other members of the party were assigned
to carriages accompanied by members of the
committee. The escort was made up of'a
battalion of police and two patrol wagons ,
the First regiment and Batler.v B , of thu
Ohio National Guards. The latter llreO a
salute. The streets through which the pro
cession passed were packed with people ,
while the windows wcro alive with spcela-
tors. The president was almost constanlly
bowing his acknowledgments of enthusiastic
Arriving at the Burnett house ho was es
corted to llio parlor , which was elaborately
decorated With flowers. Mayor Mosby
made a , brief address of welcome , to which
the president replied as follows :
"Mr , Mavor : I thank you and the people
of Cincinnati , for whom volt speak , for this
kindly welcome. U would bo pleasing to mete
to speak of recollections which your re
marks nnd this city recall , but there Is
neither tune nor opportunity for that. "
The public reception began almost Im
mediately. The first callers after the committee
mittee- had been presented wcro mom-
lorn of the Ohio commandery of llio
Loyal Legion , of which Iho president is a
member , and then followed the public.
At the end of Hireo-quartcrs of an hour the
president was driven to the builders' ex
change , where an address of welcome was
made by President Allison of that body.
Hero again there was n great press of people
to shako the president's hand.
The presidential party was joined at dinner
lV quite n number of Cincinnati gentlemen ,
ind both the dinner nnd the rest which fol
lowed it , when the president wont to his
room and received a few friends , were in
pleasing contrast with the more exciting
events thai made up the programme for the
first tnlf of ( he day. At the chamber of
commerce reception the stream pas < > cd at the
rate of fifty people per minute. Long after
tlio "reception had ended crowds of people
went in to see where Iho president had been
anil to look at the decorations. At 4:30 : the
president's departure from the Burnett
house was the occasion for renewed ap
plause. It started by Iho spectators in
tbo corridor , who saw the president kiss a
child in Us mother's arms as he was coming
down Iho stairway. The president was ac
companied by the Indianapolis committee of
invitation nnd by the members of the Cincin
nati committee.
At 5 o'clock the train started. At that
moment the president appeared near the
the platform and a shout arose , which continued
tinuod until the Irnin was out of sight.
Amonir these aboard the train leaving
Cincinnati wqro President Harrison , Attor
ney General.Millcr , Private Secretary Hal-
ford , Secretary Rush , . General Morgan , com
missioner of Indian affairs ; Hon. Dan M.
Ratidell , marshal of the District of Columbia ,
and Captain Meredith , chief of the bureau ol
printing and engraving.
To toll the hearty nnd frank reception atone
ono place on the road is to tell that ut all
At Hamilton cannon thundered forth the
presidential salute as the train drew up.
At Oxford , where Dr. Scott had been a
professor at Miami univorsityand at another
time head of n foumlo college , the mayor
said in behalf of the eilizensWo : greet ,
you. Hero you received your college educa
tion and wcro married. Oxford has over
foil u deep interest in your useful career.
Oxford has watched your life. Wo rejoice
in this opportunity of giving you a hearty
welcome. "
In reply the president sntd it gave him
pleasure to stop oven for a moment at Ox
ford , and tendered his most sincere thanks
for the reception. The mayor , nt College
Corner , said :
"Wo stand on the edge of two states to
welcome you to your state. Wo have the
wagon hero in which your grandfather rode
lu IS 10 , and wo will bo glad to ride you on it
. "
The carriage was a very old looking carry
all , to which o rope was attached ready to
bo drawn by the eager people. Presideii
Harrison replied ;
"Thank you. I prefer this modern vn
hiclo I am now riding on , nnd I am obliged
to you and this audience for this hearty
greeting. It gives mo pleasure to cross the
line into iny own stale , which has been so
hospital and kind to mo always , and it gives
me pleasure to look into the faces of the
happy nnd prosperous people hero to-night.
Governor Hovey stepped out on the car
platform behind the president and said
"Mr. President , as governor of the state o :
Indiana 1 tulio pleasure and have tlio honoi
to welcome you 10 your state as president
The state that has honored you heretofore is
ready to do so hereafter. "
President Harrison replied : " 1 thank you ,
governor , for this welcome extended on the
part of the people of the whole state. You
have well said the people of Indiana have
been kind to mo , and if , when my public ca
reer is ended , I can return to you the hapi > \
possessor of your reaped and good will , ;
shall not leave public office with regret , "
At Liberty , in reply to an eloquent ad
dress , the president spoke warmly.
Enthusiastic receptions marked the stop
pages ut Coiinorsvlllo and Rushvllle ,
'J ho train pulled into the Union station at
Indianapolis at It fo-nlght. The president
and party were met at tlio train by a com-
mlttee from the Seventieth Indiana regiment
and from tlio beard of trade. The station
was packed with people. The president was
escorted to n carriage and the procession
started for the Dciinison house , where the
president will muko his headquarters during
his btay.
At the hotel the president was received by
the monument commission and committees
representing the G. A , R. und state of In
diana. Ho was received with short speeches
by President Tanner , of the hoard of trade ,
and General James R , Caruahan , welcoming
him to the-city and statu. The president in
reply , after expressing thanks for his re
ception , said ;
"It was not my expectation when I left In
dianapolis a few months ago that I would re
turn again so soon to my homo , but this occa
sion was ono which 1 could not well bo ab
sent from , It is ono thai should enlist to a
degree that nothing else can do our patriotio
Interests and state pride. It is true , as Gun-
oral Cariiahun has said , that I took an early
interest in this movement. I felt until this
monument was built , until its top st-mo was
laid and its voice hud been heard by the people
ple of this state in expressive speech , wo had
not done that for our soldier dead which wo
should and that wo had neglected those who
had died for us. I am glud therefore , to be
present and see this monument started , I
reverently rejolc-o with you on this
occasion and hail the work which these
commissioners have so wisely aud magnifi
cently begun , "
At the conclusion of his remarks , ho
greeted personally many of his friends , then
the president , General Rusk and Private
Secretary llulford ute a light luuch uud the
president retired.
Corpornl Tnnnrr'H Daughter Let Out ,
Nuw YORK , August 21. A Washington
special bayas Ou account of n deficiency In
the appropriations it becomes necessary to
reduce tlio force of clerks at ull pension
agencies throughout the country. Several
discharges were made at the agency hero
to-day , and tbo first name among the re
movals was that of MUs Tanner , tbo eldest
daughter of the corporal , Shu was appointed
over a year upo under Commissioner Bluck ,
aud should nut be mistaken for a younger
daughter , who is Iho pension commissioner's
private secretary.
Tlrod Troopnra nt Port Robinson
Taking a Host.
Pnrtlnl List of tlio HcRtmontfl Already
in Cninji nnd Tholr Command-
ktic Ofllcors A Bustling
An Animated
Fonr RoniNaoN , Neb. , August 21. | Spo-
clal Correspondence of THU Br.G. ] Day
broke cold and blustry. It was thought that
the storm which had drought to a close yes
terday evening would bo renewed. But the
wind died awny about noon , the sun shone ,
and the genial warmth appreciated by
every mortal on the grounds.
Llttlo effect had the temperature upon the
soldiers of the department of the Pintle.
They hud too long aud wearily been plodding
along strange highways towards this Mecca
of heroes to bo prevented from attaining
their Journey's ' end because of a llttla blow.
As a consequence , nnd as If summoned by
the same mysterious whistle with which
Rhodcrlc Dim called his retainers to his aid ,
columns of troops and wagon trains made
their appearance on every hillside nnd valley
around the eamn grounds. A more ani
mated scene had never been witnessed
even when these valleys and elevations re
sounded with the shots nnd shouts of con
tending paleface and suvacro. In the dis
tance , the lines ot the wliita-covored wagons
strolchcd almost to the horizon , slowly fol
lowing the marching forces , the arms of
which rellected In long lines of light the
early rays of the sun. From the soulhwest
came the Sixteenth infantry , nnd simultane
ously , from the southeast , the Seventeenth.
Preceding them hid arrived the Twenty-
first , Its band playing as it murchnd through
the fort. Then c'lino the Fifth artillery ;
then the Seventh Infantry ; then the Eighth ,
and finally tbo Second , which had walked
from Homingford. on the B. & M. line from
Kearney , a distance of nearly thirty-eight
miles , the march having been made in iwo
days. As mentioned In my telegram of yes
terday , death overtook one of the members
of General Wheaton's command. The day ,
It seems , had been oppressively warm. The
victim , Private Clayton of company E , had
suffered greatly from the boat. While pass
ing a hill down which a stream of water
flowed , ho ran to the summit and there drank
freely of the water , which was almost ley
cold. Ho overtook the column , mounted
ono of tbo wagons , from which ho
soon after fell to the roadside and died
iiUnost Immediately. His body was brought
to this place in a Red Cross ambulance and
buried to-day.
Companies D and II of the Ninth cavalry
and K company of the Twenty-first infantry
arrived Monday night and went into camp
immediately , as did the Robinson troops
early in the morning of .yesterday and to-day
on their return from their operations against
the enemy.
When nil these forces reached the camp
ing ground tliero was a scene such as can bo
witnessed only when an armv takes the
field. The long column of grizzled , browned
and dusty soldiers broke into fragments as
each company marched to the sight designed
for its ounrlcrs. The cumbersome wagons
followed them. Off Hew the whjtoned cov-
eriiiL-ft and out flew oven whiter ones tied
with" many folds of rope. Following them ,
an indiscribablo variety of shovels , spades ,
axes , mauls , tent-pins , poles und
camp furniture dropped to the ground.
Like ants the blue coated soldiers busied
themselves along tbo lines and in a scarcely
appreciable length of time the green hillside
anil plain was obliterated with n canvas
town which shotio with dazzling whiteness in
the sun. To realize the magnitude of this work
one must imagine a plain consisting of about
a mile square. From eust to west and for a
width of several hundred foot is a mass of
tents. North of these stands the row for the
for the olllcers' quarters and north of them
stands Iho division headquarters. In the
northwest corner of the square slands a I'ttlo '
city separated from the rest. Hero General
Brooke has established his headquarters and
is surrounded by his staff officers and clerks.
In the southwest corner of the square , the
cavalry nnd artillery are quartered , and
east of them stand hundreds of wagons
which have jjst performed , like their human
companions , the toilsome duties of the
In this scene of beauty and imprcsslvencss ,
handsome young officers , many of whom are
Just fresh from graduation , gray-haired
heroes of many years and battles gallop upon
spirited chargers which seem to drink in the
inspiration of the time and placo. A central
llguio among these is General Brooke , who ,
with a dark blue cloak gracefully covering
his ample proportions , rides with the grnco
of Noy. The general is a heavy man , but
there is no evidence of the fact in the grace
with which both horse and driver cover the
, Scarcely less noticcablo is the presence of
Inspector General Vroom , who also rides
with ease and dignity.
Then tliero Is Captain Richards , the quar
termaster , another largo man , whoso avoir
dupois does not prevent him from attending
to his varied duties In all parts of the camp.
Another busy ofllceris Quartermaster Tay
lor , of the NiiUh cavalry , whoso life these
many days has been In the saddle , making
preparations for this great event. His work
has been a great one , but it has been ad
mirably performed.
Fires now begin to burn , cells of light blueweed
wood smoke , the odor of which is not un
grateful , ascend above the tents. The soldiers
are preparing their first meal , nnd life In
Camp Crook has been begun in earnest.
Tlio regiments In camp , as nearly as could
bo ascertained , are commanded us follows :
Twenty-first Infantry A company , Lieu
tenant Palmer ; C , Captain Ebstem ; E , Cap
tain Duncan ; Q , Lieutenant Williams : I.
Lieutenant iJonestcol. These are commanded
by Captain Ebsteln. They consist of about
ono hundred and twenty men , and walked
120 miles from Sidney. They were harassed
by Captain Worth , but escaped without
Sixteenth Infantry Commander , ' Major
ParKc ; E company , Captain Ward ; B , Cap
tain Palmer ; D. Captain Morrison ; II , Lieu
tenant Allen ; I , Lieutenant Chandler ; G.
Lieutenant Wright. The command 'marched
110 miles , from Bordeaux to the camp , having
ridden from the fort to that point. The
regiment received the complements of Col
onel Mcrrlam on the march yesterday , in
the attempt to deprive It of its train or ad
vance gu.ird Thrco of the former were
captured , tliouch the wacons und tlTo rest ol
the line were admirably protected. In its at
tempt to get out of hia way und , if possible ,
reach the camp before the colonel did , the
regiment walked yesterday twenty six
Seventeenth Infantry Major Casey
in command ; F company , Captain
Bennett ; A , Captain Van Horn ; II ,
Cjptaln Henry Howell ; B , Department ,
Charles H. Green : 13 , Captain Frank D.
Garnt.v ; K , Captain James M. Burns ; I ,
First Lieutenant G. H. Roach j D. First
Lieutenant C. St. John Cliunb ; C , Second
Lieutenant Edgar S. Walker : G , Second
Lieutenant James L. Drulen. Eight of these
companies walked 101 miles , from Fort Rus
sell. Two companies from Fort Brldgor
walked 100 miles. They wcro vitltcd by rain
every night , Thcro are 315 men in tlio regi
Seventeenth Inlantry Colonel H. C. Mor-
rluui In command ; I company , Cuptalp Quiii-
ton ; E , Captain Burnett ; C , Lieutenant
Booth ; B , Lieutenant Johnson ; I , Lieuten
ant Bufilngtou ; A. Lieutenant Losseigu.
The regiment contains 220 men and marched
seventy-four miles.
Eighth Infantry Major Kellogg commandIng -
Ing ; 1C company , Captain W. S. Worth ; C ,
Captain A , w , Corliss ; I , Lieutenant Hay-
dons H , Captain Wells ; E. Contain Snvntro ;
F , li. Wllhelm ; G , Canthln Karnosf A , Cap-
lain Whitney. This commhnd came 'rom
Fort Nlobrara , nnd wai nccoinpunlod by
troop Q , Ninth cavalry , under command of
Captain Cusack : troop A commanded by
Captain Oarrard.
General ICautz arrived to-day nnd will assume -
sumo command of ono of the brigades.
The roster of the Second Infantry , as well
as that of several other commands , will ap
pear later. T
Wnary Troops liont Inn Up.
Four HoniNSoM , Neb. , Aucust 31 , [ Spo-
clal Telegram to Tnn BEE. ] There was
nothing done In Camp Crook to-day. Gen
eral Brooke had decided , to allow the men to
rest and overcome the effect of their recent
march. To-morrow tow hears will bo de
voted to battalion drill. 'Hoyond this feature
no announcement regard In it future move
inonts has been or will bo mado. General
Brooke offers as a reason for this withhold
ing of the programme that mllltar.v move
ments after the first ono lose their Interest
when they become known too far ahead of
tlmo. Captain Charles A. Dcmpsu.v , who
was detained In Omaha by the Fletcher
court-martial'has arrived. Captain Ames ,
of E company of the Second , has returned
from a leave of abscneo. Private Clayton ,
of the Second Infantry , who-died nt Hcming-
ford , was burled to-day with military honors.
An KxjdetHlon I of Gasoline Destroys
the Millar Kolluo.-y.
PiTTsnuuo , August ! Jl. The last stroke of
the 3 o'clock boll had hardly died awny this
morning when a suudcn nnd brilliant glare
spread over the lower portion of PIttsburg
nnd Allegheny. It was followed by n dull ,
heavy boom , and then a column of smoke
shot up from the AlluBhcny sldo of tbo Ohio
river. Investigation showed that the largo
oil refinery of A. L. Miller was doomed to
destruction. Perry Lo'ack , night watch
man of the refinery , was found lying
in an Injured and dazed condition on Wash
ington avenue. Ho was taken to a drug
store and his injuries attended to. Ho could
tell nothing of thu explosion or Uow ho es
caped. Thornton Miller , engineer of the es
tablishment , was missing nnd it Is thouijht
ho perished in the llnmcs.
In tbo meantime the ( lovouring element
was sweeping all before it. Starting from
gasoline , which was the cause of the explo
sion , the flames spread in all directions , 2 , * > ,000
barrels of oil being ablaze ut once. Alarm
after alarm was sent out and soon every en
gine in the city was at the lire and streams
of water wcro pouring in from ull directions.
Within fifteen minutes , the entire square ,
except , a narrow slnp ulonf ? Preblo avenue ,
was ono mass of llainos. T/io roofs of neigh
boring residences wcro smoking aud the oc
cupants , many half clad ; were standing
around stupitiod with fear. At 5:1)0 : ) o'clock
the fire was under control so far as
confining the flames 'within the original
limits was concerned , but the lire was still
blazing ut 0 o'clock this morning. By playing
on the houses most in danger the speed of
the flames in that direction was avoided , und
by hard work the lumberyard ut ono end of
the property was saved.
The destruction of the refinery is practi
cally total , and the lire Is still taking up
what little remains. No trnco of Engineer
Miller has been secured , and there isno
longer any doubt that ho mot his doom. The
plant was valued at $225,000 , aud the insur
ance , if auy , is light. -
Tlio Keputilicnn stptc Convention
Meets at"Fareo.
tf'Aitoo , N. D. , August 31 : The first party
state convention ever held in North Datcota
met in this city to-day. Republican poli
ticians have been gathering several days and
the city is crowded With delegates , candi
dates and speculators. It Is concedoil by the
democrats that unless there should 1)3 some
serious break in the work of the convention
the persons nominated hero will become the
drst state ofllcora of the new stato. Previ
ous to the work of the convention , the re
publican clubs met yesterday and organized
a state league under the rules of the national
republican league.
In the contest for nominations for state of-
fllccrs , General Allen , chairman of the state
committee , has been generally counted as
well in the load , although considerable de
pends ou the action of the Farmers' alliance ,
whoso leading candidate is John
Miller. Much was thought to
depend on choicelor chairman ,
and the friends of Ihp opposing candidates
wcro on the looicout for the"advantage. . E.
A , Williams was the choice of the Allen men ,
while Miller's strength was thought to bo
backing .ludgo Cochrano ,
In the convention hall , for the use of the
chairman , was a memorial token of General
Grant , being the chair in which the great
commander sat at Appamaitox when ho
signed the papers for General Leo's surren
der. This chair is the prpnarty of General
Capohart , of this city , and was loaned for
the occasion.
As chairman of the state committee , Gen
eral Allen called the convention to order this
afternoon und mudo a.eliort speech , coun
selling harmony and the Adoption of n broad
platform. The convention was an enthusi
astic one and greeted the remarks with
cheers ,
A vote for chairman was taken by coun
ties , the two men bofnro montioncd having
been nominated and nulekly seconded amid
great applause. Six counties in which there
were contending delegate's were excluded
from the vole , which res'ultod In favor of
Judge Cochrane , who received 313 votes , to
90 cast for Williams , After electing tem
porary secretaries the convention adjourned
11117:30 : to-night.
Soo't Makes a Proposition Wliloli
lirnoroH tlio Union.
SntiNO VAI.LKV , III. , August 21. The first
proposition made to the locked out miners
will bo made to-morrow over the signature
of Charles J , Dolvln , who says ho has been
directed by W.L. Scott- president of the com
pany , to make to the miners the proposition
of 75 cents per ton for mlniiig in third veins
from now until May 1 , ,189(1. , ( Men occupying
company houses unwilling to work
on these terms , or who do
not begin work ou or before
Monday , September li , must vacate the
houses. No committee -representing any
union organization will btreated with in
the future and each man will have to seek
employment for hltnsof Individually. It Is
thought by many people 'the ' miners will de
cline this proposition on1 account of the
clause regarding treating with the union.
Many of the men , however , would like to ac
cept und it Is the presumption that work in
thu northern Illinois district will take place
before long.
Wheat Dsitor Thau Kfpcotod nnd of
n Hlltli Ornde.
Ilimox , S. D , , August 21 , Hoports from
sixty towns In various parts of North und
South Dakota , forwarded to S. W. Glenn , in
charge of the United State ? signal olllco end
manager of the Dakota crop and weather
service In this city , jitdicato that for the
week ending August IB , crops generally
needed rain. lyly planted corn In the
southern counties Is rapidly curing , and in
the north , where showers have boon fre
quent , late corn and jUo | flax , grass and root
crous are greatly in need of rain. Tbo ma
jority of the reports fndlcato that tbo wheat
yield is much bettcr.Umn expected , and Is of
a high grade. Much of it is beginning to
llud its way to market ,
to Leiclslntn for , If.
CHICAGO , August 21 , Mayor Crcglor to
day addressed u formal letter' to Governor
Fifer , asking hint to < ; .ili fm extra session of
the Illinois legislature to take action towartib
securing the location of'lko World's fair In
Chicago lu 1698.
It Will Not Moot the B. & N.'a Pro
portional llato.
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Very hlttlo Probability of nn Rnrly
Settlement ot tlio Trouble linuort-
nnt Union PncllTo Clmn o8
Contcmidittcd. *
An Illojinl 1'nnltlon.
CHICAGO , August 21. fSpeclnl Telegram
to Tun Buc.l In this morning's meeting
of the Western Freight association the Chicago
cage , Milwaukee & St. Paul rend withdraw
Its notice that It would meet the 15-ccnt pro
portional rate of the Burlington & Northern ,
mm which was met icstcrday by the Wis
consin Central , the Chicago , St. Paul ft Kan
sas City nnd the St. Paul. Several reasons
urged the withdrawal. To begin with , the
notice- was Illegal , as nro these of the Wis
consin Central and Chicago , St. Paul &
Kansas City , In that the reason for Ignoring
the lung nnd short haul clause of the inter
state commerce act was given as a dcslro to
moot the rate of the Burlington & Northern ,
a domestic : road. The Intor-stato commerce
act specifics distinctly that the long and short
haul clause can only bo Ignored on account
of foreign or water competition. This was
the reason given by the Burlington & North
ern. Tlio convincing argument which In
duced the St. Paul to withdraw Its notice
was that the rate xvlll hardly pay for the
wear and tear on the consciences of the of- ) !
cials , much less for axle crease. A test vote
was taken , showing that no proposition for
the settlement of the qursllon would be ac
cepted. The association only considered rou
tine business during the rest of the day.
An of a St. Paul road is authority
for the statement that the Canadian Pacillc
and "Soo" ofllclals now in St. Paul are thorn
lor the purpose of making some kind of a
settlement with the Clncairo-St. Paul roads.
The chances look more favorable for a settle
ment at that end than through the delibera
tions of the Western Freight association.
The western passenger mon soum deter
mined that the freight men shall not Imvo all
the notoriety. In spite of stringent associa
tion rules , numerous roads are manipulating
rates. The Alton charges the Rock Island
with repeated manipulation , and General
Passenger Agent Sebastian , of the hitler
line , comes baclt to-day with a complaint
airalnst the Alton , alleging a cutof $2.51) ) each
on sixteen tickets from Bethany , 111. , to
Woodburn , Ore. The deal was uncovered by
Assislant Passenger Agents. T. Uoyd , nnd a
copy of the cut rale contract forwarded to
Mr. Sebastian. Chairman Abbott- has bcca
asked to take action in the matter , the pen
alty being 5100 on each ticket if guilt is
shown. It was also charged to-day that the
Hurlingtonhas been paying &J.SU commission
on every ticket from west of the Missouri ,
and a demand for punishment has been
mode. If found guilty the "Q" must pay
$100 on every ticket over its line from west
of the Missouri sold since June 1.
The notice of an advance in iron rates both
ways between Now i'ork nnd Chicago has
been temporarily suspended. Further no
tice may be issued Friday by the Central
Trallln association ,
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Prospective Union 1'uoifle
SIIOSHOXB , Idaho , August 21. ( Special
Telegram to TUB BEK. ] A party of Union
Pacific oQlcIals arrived hero this evening ,
consisting of President Adams , Vice Presi
dent Holcomb , Traflic Manager Mellon nnd
G. M. Cummings. Vice President Holcomb
staled that G. M. Cumtnings , now assistant
general manager of the Union Pacific at bait
Lake , has been appointed general manager
of the consolidated system , with headquar
ters at SaltLake , the appoint
ment to take effect nt once. The
jurisdiction of E. Dickinson is extended to
Ogden. No chance will bo made m the
ofllcial roster for the present , but the satno
will bo recognized at a meeting of the board
of directors , to bo hold in October. At this
meeting the jurisdiction of Tratllc Manager
Molten will bo extended to cover all the
lines , and ho will report direct to the vice
president. It is also possible that tlio de
partment of general superintendent will be
revived nnd the title conferred upon Dickin
son. President Adams denied thai ho an
ticipated resigning his position. His mission
over the road is for the purpose of preparing
a special report , whloh will bo presented to
congress at its next session. Ho would not
say that it was to bo in any way connected
with the Outhwnito bill , but was of the opin
ion that an effort would bo made to bring
about action of congress on the bill at the
next session ,
Vlllfird'H flan Adopted.
NEW YOIIK , August 21. The board of
directors of the Northern Pacillc railroad has
unanimously passed a resolution to submit
the financial plan devised by Henry Vlllard ,
as chairman of 'the finance committee ,
to the preferred stooicholdcrs. The salient
point of Vilkml's plan is a consolidated
mortgage of § 100,000,000 , which is to bo used
for the retirement of the outstanding llrst ,
second and third mortgage bonds and other
securities guaranteed by the Northern Pa
cific railroad company , and which is also to bo
applied to tlio financial needs , present und fu
ture , of the company. It Is not Intended to
Issue at the present more than $15.0UO,000 of
the consolidated mortgage bonus , which will
be used to provide forlndlsponsiblo Improve
ments , enlargement of terminal facilities ,
permanent betterments and improvements
on the main lino.
More rjoworlne of Itnten ,
CIUOAOO , August 21. Ac the meeting of
the Western States Freight association to
day , the Chicago , St , Paul & Kansas road
gave notice that it would apply tlio 15-eont
scale of proportional rates on through trafllo
from the seaboard to nil intermediate points
on Us line. Instead of ooallning them to St.
Paul and Minneapolis.
The Iowa Central also filed notlco of Its
Intention to establish rates from Peorla to
St. Paul and Intermediate points on busi
ness originating at Buffalo and other west
ern termini of the trunk lines on the same
basis. This action cuts the rates to Iowa
points on through business from points cast
of Chicago. No conclusion was reached by
the association to-day.
Two Victoria Hohoonrra Full u I'roy
tn tlio Husti ,
VICTOIIIA , August 21. News was received
last evening of the capture of two more Vic
toria schooners in Bchrlng sea. The vessels
nro thu Pathfinder und Minnie , Thu news
wus brought by Captain Algor , who loft his
own schooner , the Annie Algcr , In Noah
bay nnd came to Victoria In a oanoo. At the
time of the capture by the Rush the Path
finder had BOO skins. Tlio American
schooners Ariel nnd Torrsa nr-j also reported
to have boon boarded , but allowed to pro
ceed , although they hud seals on board , on
condition that they at once leave Bearing
Arrlvuln ,
At London Sighted ; The Baltimore and
Montana , from Baltimore , and the Stockholm
helm , from Boston.
At Now York The State of Indiana , from
Glasgow , und \Vcstornland , from Ant
At Philadelphia The Switzerland , from
At Uultlnwo TLo Peruvian , from Liver
pool. - /
i'lioGnnUiU-r's Ulittitoous Wrntli Tow
ards tlin Kronoli Priest ,
CHIOAOO , August 31. ' [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BBIMlko ] McDonald has received
n lettet1 from his runaway wife , who eloped
with the French , Father Joseph Moy-
sant. There is neither sorrow nor contrition
for her sin , nor a plea for forgiveness In the
" 1 got a loiter from hpr August 13 , " said
the deserted husband , as ho sat In the mag-
nllluently furnished parlor of his Ashland
n venue mansion this morning nnd talked to
n reporter , "but she U still infatuated with
that beast of u priest. Not u word of re
pentance Is sent ; all ilin sorrow she ex
presses is thu pity Bho has for others in this
house , these two little boys. They went to
Boston it seems-at least the teller Is dated
tliero. She says she can not leave the man
she Is with. I can not elvo yon the lottor.ns
I must save that for the courts , for thcro is
going to be a divorce in this family just as
soon as my lawyer gets back from his vaca
tion , which will bo a week from to-day. I
have both pity and contempt for the woman
whom 1 once could call wife. But she him
sunk lower than the vilest woman on the
"Why , " said McDonald , almost breath
lessly , "looK at the record of this man , which
I have unearthed. A moral leper ho has
been , it seems , from the time ho tooic his
llrst vows tn the priesthood. Everywhere 1
uo to find out something about him hideous
stories of young women falling victims to
him confront mo. Ho preached the word of
his Master In Dixon , this state , and a poor ,
ignorant widow , with six children , fell under
his spcl1 , nnd the result was that a vigilance
committee of horrified Catholics was formed
to lynch the follow. Ho saved himself uy
Hutting out of the town , then ho came hero.
It wasn't long before ho again began his life
of crime nralnst womanhood , and 1 hear
stories of his conduct that are almost beyond
belief. Several ladies of the West bide ho
endeavored to conquer , and in some instances
ho succeeded , Yea , and he wont
further than that , for some of
the women who devote their lives to
the church fell into his clutches. Two years
ago my wife brought that whelp up to my
hnuso and told mo ho was a poor and deserv
ing priest , and that she wanted to help him.
She said ho was connected with the ehurch
of Noire Dame , which she nnd4 llio children
attend. He was a poorly dressed and not at
nil good appearing fellow and was sovcntenn
years younger than my wife. She said the
man ought to be helped , and I believe that
she h'nd no other motive m bringing him to
the house than that she believed him worthy
of assistance. Hecause my wife liked him I
welcomed him and gave him n nice room up-
slairs and the run of the houso. Why , the
hypocrite actually went so far as to induce
my wife to have an altar erected in qno of
the upper rooms , and hero ho said mass ull
bv himself , except when my wife was with
him. 1 went to my wife one dav-acd said' :
" 'Mar.v , 1 behove It is against the laws of
the church to have muss said at a private
house. How is that ! '
" 'Oh , ' she replied , 'Father Moysant has
obtained special dispensation from the
bishop and can hold mass hero just as well
ns at church,1 and that deceiver said , too ,
that the arrangement was far moro satisfac
tory and convenient to him , and that ho could
get right out of bed and say mass wlthoul
any trouble.
"Well , it went on and on , and I know noth
ing about what was happening. The ser
vants know of the intimacy between the
two , but they seemed completely under her
orders and s ild never n word to me. There
wasn't ' 'cyon a whisper , of what'- was
soon to ii'nd out. 'Well , oh tho' 21th
day of July my wife came to , mo nnd said
she wanted to visit licr mother in Tillln , O.
I supplied her with money and she loft ,
taking all her jewelry , worth about S5.000.
I didn't hoar from lior .ind Ihen began an
investigation , which developed everything.
1 learned from the servants of the improper
relntions sustained by the two , found thai
my coachman , Hugh Mullnnoy , was well
nwaroof their guilt from the day that it was
commenced , and that Mullnnoy carried notes
from my wife to that cur. They inel al llio
Grand Pacific hotel nnd Palmer houso.
Tlireo days after she left she came back to
the house disguised as a nun. I wasn't hero
nt tlio lime , aud she gel safely away nnd I
haven't scon her since. She pawned her
jewelry right Here in the city. Then they
skipped. My wife was complololy Infaluated
with the man. The fellow had a dozen
aliases. lie went under the name of Frank
Gossman , Raymond , Charles RafTerty ,
Mason aud others. "
Great Intercut ManifeHtoil In tlio Snll-
insr of Four Illii VoiM'lf ,
Nnw YOIIK , AugtistSl , jSpcelal Telegram
to THE Biu.J : Not within the memory of the
oldest steamship men has so much Interest
been taken in sailing as was manifested
when the fleet of four big steamships loft
this port this afternoon. There ccrtafnly
never were so many passengers at an August
sniling before. The big racers Teutonic , of
the White Star line ; City of New York , of
the Inmun line ; the Saale , of the North Gor
man Lloyd , ar.d thu City of Rome , of the
Anchor line , all put out to sea. All had a
fair number of saloon passenger * * and all
were eagerly discussing the merits of the
several vessels. Of course the Teutonic and
City of Now York were the favorites , for
the grcnl race eastward to Queonstown lies
between them , Nnmorous'bets were made
before their departure. The odds slightly
favored the Teutonic. The City of New
York , City of Rome and Teutonic passed
down the river within half nu hour of each
other In the order named.
A NcliruHlca AVonuui Tries to SOCIUHI
PoftseHflion oTIinr Adopted Son.
RocisroiiD , 111. . August 21. [ Special Tele
gram to THIS Bni--Mrs. ] C. H. Norton ,
wife of a larco land owner of O'Neill , Neb. ,
caused a scone on the street last evimlng by
throwing a shawl over the head of Robblo
Vierbomm and altemptlni ; to kidnap
him. She tried to drag him to a
carriage , but ho resisted so strongly that
she could not accomplish her design. Some
years ago the boy's mother , who lives hero ,
gave Mrs. Norton the child ami she
lavished everything upon him. . A few
wcclcs ngo the mother went to O'Neill
nnd stole the boy and brought
him to Rockford. Mrs. Norton jitartod on a
still hunt , and , having located him , made an
attempt to sou6 him , Slio says the mother
gave the child to her , releasing all claims ,
nnd she will have him before , she leaves
Tlio Olynipla Convention.
Oi.VMi-jA , Wash. , August 21 , The article
on school lands was adopted to-day providing
that they are to be sold as specified in the
enabling act for not less tluin $10 tin ncronml
to the highest bidder. There was a struggle
all day over thu tide land question , and two
propositions were adopted and referred to
the committee , one concerning the United
States patents , covering In part tide lands ,
the other the sovurelgmty and ownership by
the state of ull thu lands. Tim committee
was directed to separata them from the
schedule , when * they arc to bo voted on again ,
Tlio Won tli CM-
For Omaha and Vicinity Fair weather.
Nebraska Fair , slightly warmer ; variable
Iowa Fmr weather In northeast , station
nry temperature in southwest portion , west
erly winds.
Dakota Fair , warmer , westerly , shifting
to southerly wind * .
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AVorsted AlillH CollnpHo.
PKOVII > INCK : , August 21. The Thornton
worsted mills wont under to-day. Their
trouble was caused by thu fulluru of Brown ,
Bteeso & Clurk.
A Bollof That Mnhono Will Bo tfotn-
hmtocl For Qovomor.
DID Old Dominion to Ho Trnntoil to
the Warmest Campari Kvor
Known In Ita Illmory A Mow
Mnll Hex Adopted.
Clfl FOUUTBBNTU Snti ; iir. : Y
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Auiju ? 21. )
It is generally believed from the tone of
the Norfolk dispatches to night that General
Mahono will bo the republican nominee for
governor of the Old Dominion to-morrow.
This nomination , if inndo , will prove the
first gun In ono of the liveliest campaigns
over known on the soil of Virginia. Mahono
Is feared more by the democrats of Virginia
Limn any ether man who could be named.
The reason is that ho Is to-dny the most
able organizer in the whole country. There
is no state in thu union where the political
organization is so thorough aud complete as
that maintained by Mahono in Virginia. His
Dlans follow the Itnusof mllltar.v urocisenos ? .
He knows absolutely the number of votes
that can bo secured tn every uounty , town ,
tmuilot and precinct in the entire stato. His
corporals report to sergeants , they to llou-
Lcnanls , and so on up. General Mahono
liolds each man personally responsible for
the votes of the men over whom ho is ex
pected to look. There U not a voter in the
commonwealth whose political preference is
not known to the little general. Consequently
quently , when ho say.s that ho has a major
ity of the voting pjpuhitloti with him ho
knows whereof ho speaks. Ho snys this
year the republicans will carry the state ,
but so far the opposition have had the ma
chinery in tlieir hands , and they have had
control of the count. If General Mahono
can get assurance that there will bo a fair-
count Virginia will have a republican gov
ernor in the result of the next election. Mil-
lioue thinks ho has the necessary assurancen.
The equipment division of the postolllco
department has for some time contemplated
a material change in the lonn of the street
letter boxes used in the frco delivery service ,
and recently contracted with an inventor fop
a box which does away with many of the
serious objections raised against the present
boxes. The new box , of which samples hnvo
been received by the department , is very
simple in construction and It is bcllovcd
overcomes all the objections of the affair
now used. Pulling down n knob opens the
slot to receive thu letters and nt the sumo
time n tray witnln the box is raised , which
divides it into two departments. AH mail
previously deposited is in the lower depart
ment and the tray fits so lightly that nothing'
can bo Inserted through the slot that will
reach to the bottom. A letter dropped into
the box remains on the tray until the knob Is
released by the nmilor , when it is dropped
into the lower department and is there
secure until the carrier comes around. The
design accepted besides affording greater
safety from thieves , prevents damage from
storms. It is ono of 140 winch were pre
sented to the department by various invent
ors. It is the Intention of tlio department to
have the box manufactured In tlireo sizes in
stead of two , as is now the custom , the third
being very much larger than either of the
others. The present mail boxes will bo
allowed to remain until their usefulness Is
gone , or when they are broken or out of re
pair , when they will bo replaced by the now
Land ofdcu experts have been at work for
sometime past on a number of surveyors'
checks paid under the last administration ,
which are believed to bo bogus. The amount
of these chucks unearthed so far amounts to
nearly 50,01)0. ) The charges are for alleged
surveys of public lands which have never
been mado. They were holdup by the "in
terior department as far back as Commis
sioner McF.irland'H tlmo , but when the
democrats came into power they were rosur
reeled , passed through the hands of the ac
counting olllccrs of the treasury department
and cashed. Those who have boon investi
gating the matter beli.wo n big fraud on the
government has been perpetrated , lit any
rate , the ofiieiul report which has been
written to Secretary Noble will require an
explanation Irnm all connected with the
affair when it Is made public.
Hy 'direction of the acting secretary of
war , the following changes in the stations
lind duties of officers in the subsistence department -
partmont are ordered : Captain Charles Hay ,
commissary of subsistence , on the expiration
of his present leave of absence , will proceed'
to Denver , Col. , and relieve Major William
H. Hell , commissary of subsistence , as pur
chasing commissary of subsistence at
Major Hell , on being relieved by Captain
Hay , will proceed to Omaha , Nob. , and
report in person to the commanding general ,
department of the Platte , for duty as chief
commissary of subsistence of that depart
ment , relieving Major John W. Bart-Igor ,
commissary of subsistence , of that duty.
Major Uarrlgor will proceed from Omaha
to St. Louis , and on October 1 , 18S9 , rellovo
Colonel Amos JJccknrth , assistant commis
sary general of subsistence , as purchasing
und depot commissary of subsistence at St.
Colonel N. A. M. Dudley , First cavalry ,
was yesterday placed on the retired list of
the army on account of ngo , This will cause
the following promotions : Lieutenant
Colonel J , S. Hrisbln , of the Tvlntli cavalry ,
becomes colonel of the cavalry ; Major
D.ivld S. Gordon , ot the Second , lieutenant
colonel of the Ninth cavalry ; Qaptaln
Charles D , Velio , of the Tenth , major of the
Si-rond cavalry ; First Lieutenant Charles
K. Nordstrom , captain of tlio Tenth cavalry.
Second Lieutenant Sumuol D. Kreomaa
becomes a first lieutenant of the sauio
Nebraska Murlbank , ICoya Palm county ,
C. L. Pnolps.
Iowa Aurora , Buchanan county , M. C , <
Parker ; Cold water , Corro Gordo county ,
P. Coiinauuliton ; Illnton , Plymouth county ,
Gnorge W. Shoots ; Lament , Buchanan
county , U. Hicknar.
Dr. II. G. Uistine , of Fort Dodge , la. , is la
the city on a visit ,
A Cold Knnp.
LBAD CITV , S. Dak. , August HI. ( Special
to TUB Hun. ] The people of this section of
the Hills to-day experienced u midden cold
tump. The thermometer yesterday registered
110 ° In the shade at 10 n. in. Between the
hours of 4 a. in , and 7 n. m , this morning the
thermometer registered from ! I3 ° to ! )7 ) ° . It
is not cold enough to Injure crojm , but owing
to the preceding heat the present weather IB
felt beverol.v. Snow Is expected.
Ono of Tlireo Miirdornri Itrsplred ,
AMUNY , N. Y. . August 21. Willlum F.
Howe appeared before Governor Hill this
morning and made argument on his applica
tion for executive clemency for Charles Gib-
bin , James Nolan and John Lewis , throe of
thu live murderers now uwuiting execution
in Now York , The governor sum ho would
grant Glbbin u respite until October 23 , The
applications of beta Nolan and Lewis were
denied ,
Favorable to Ganililo and Mollotlo.
YANKTOX , S. I ) , , August21. [ Special Tola-
gram to Tin : Hi'.K.J Yankton county con
vention to-day elected delegates to the Huron
convention favorable to John H. Gamble for
id A. C. Mcllette for governor , ,