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Procosolon. of London Wharfmou
and Tholr Sympathizers.
Great Inconvenience Rclng Experi
enced By the Shipping Inter *
cst * an n Result of the
A Rcrnnrknblo I > imonstrntlon.
\Cn \ vrlohttSfO b\i \ Jama Gordon HtnntU. ]
LONDON ; August 23. ( Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Bnn. ] Omi of the
most remarkable demonstrations hold slnco
the franchise movement was made in Hyde
park yesterday and to-day beneath and
nround the historic Reformer's trco. It was
known thut the dock laborers now on n atrlko
had arranged to hold it mcotlngln the park ,
but few parsons had any idea of the
atnuzlng proportions which trio
procession would assume. Start
ing from tno West India d.ocks , they
proceeded by way of Commorclnl road and
down by Victoria strcot to the Thames em
bankment , where thousands of sympathizers
nwnltod them. From the start tholr ranks
had bcon swelled In a most unusual manner.
Stevedores , car men , coal lifters , wharf men ,
liKhtor men , water men , ana , in tact , almost
nil classes of workers Interested in docks and
shipping , helped to swell the procession ,
Bomoidcaof tno proportion of which maybe
bo Imagined"from the fact thut It took nearly
DO hour to puss a Lcadcnhall strcot corner.
Arrived at the otnbankuiont , the men
pushed on rapidly to the p.irk , { joins ? by wuv
of Constitution hill , mid such expedition was
used that the vast body reached Hyde park
corner within half uc hour of the appointed
The sccno at the corner of Apsloy IIouso
was remarkable. Thousands of persona hud
gathered In anticipation of u demonstration ,
but the pollco wore conspicuous by their ab
sence. Doubtless the moderation exhibited
by the men during the last twelve davs was
the reason for their absence.
About 3 o'clock the head of the procession
cumo In sight , headed by a band playing the
"Marseillaise. " the French national nlr ,
which wus evidently popular with the pro-
ccBsionistH , for six bands marched through
the gates to the stirring strains. There
were banners galore , boarlnir such mottoes
tis "Wo Only Want Our Rights , " "Justice
to the Workers , " and llko expressions ,
whilst flags wcio carried in admirable order.
The vast throng , which at this tlmo could
ot have numbered less than 100,000 pen-sons ,
passed up to tbo Reformers' trco , where five
platforms wore arranged. Apart from the
stations taken up by the socialists and some
religious enthusiasts , the principal platform
was presided over by Tom Carter , who commenced -
menced apologizing for the absence of Mr.
Thorno , who , ho said , was busy negotiating
with the gas workers. It had yet to bo de
cided if they would not put London in dark
ness unless the demand of the
dock works were conceded. At this
.suggestion thora was a storm of aoplauso.
The meeting pledged itself to support the
strikers. Speeches were made by Eon Sll-
let , organizer of the strike , County Coun
seller Burns and others , Burns promised to
parade In the East End to-morrow with
bands , which are to play the "Dead March
in Saul" and other hilarious airs , and said he
would keep it up tilt all the black legs had
loft the dock.
The ctrilto is causing immense inconveni
ence to shippers and many vessels are seek
ing other ports , both to load and unload.
London Preparing to Construct a.
Tower Two Thousand Foot Illeh
lCop r7'it / < ' t8X ) tiy JH tin Ronlui 7Iemiit.l
LONDON , August 23. Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEG. ] If Now York
wants the tallest tower In the world it will
bo necessary to enlarge such plans as have
boon discussed , as London is pretty certain
to have n tower 2,000 feet high. The uro-
posed London tower Is assuming definite
shape and form in the minds of the pro
moters. Perks , solicitor to the
company , scus It an accomplished
fact. So enthusiastic and confident is hoover
ever tbo enterprise that be anticipates no
difficulty that will not bo overcome by nego
tiations , and as a financial speculation ho
thinks it will bo a successful venture. "Sir
Edward Wntkln , " ho said , "must have tha
polo credit of the Inception of the idea of the
tower. The idea of constructing a tower
of 2,000 foot , that shall eclipse every other
tower , first occurred to him. As a
guarantee of the soundness of any
project of Sir Edward's you have
only to look at the brilliant enterprises ho
bus originated this year. Hismojoct for
coupling the great Manchester and ShofUold
'Bystoms of the south with the Metropolitan
railway systems of the north ho bus brought
ft the verge of completion. Ho carries
through a parent project for joining to
gether Into one united concern about thirty
disjointed and broken up Welsh railways.
Ho has bridged the Dee at Chester
and brought North Wales for the 11 rat
tlmo ip direct communication with the
Lancashire district. The wliolo schema has
bcon recolvod , registered and completed in
less than ten days. Sir Edward suggests
the necessity of its being a shareholders'
tower , and not a contractors' tower. His
right-hand man on tha Metropolitan railway ,
II. D. Pocbln , is associated wltll him In this
HChomo. Pochln i ona of tha greatest Iron
and coal prospectors In England , and tha
roar whom Sir Edward has just appointed
as director of his Manchester &
Shoniuld railway. Then there Is
\Vllllam Minvburn , who is tlie
largest holder of southeastern railway
stocks , Tim fourth name Is Thomas Andrew
Walker , the greatest contractor in tha world ,
and at present carrying out soina of tha
greatest enterprises of the ago. Tha Man-
chcbt ship can ill Is ono and the IJuonos
Ayrcs harbor works for the government Is
another. Walker Is the man whom tha
Great Western railway selected to con
struct the Severn tunnel , and ho made the
underground railways through London. The
fifth Is E. II. Corbutt. Ho Jwas a meuib.r
of parliament tor Newport. Ho Is a well
known mechanical engineer and has been
prcildent of tha mechanical onglueerc. A1
present ho Is ono of the representatives o :
the British section ot the Purls exhibition
The next is Francis Puvoy , well known In
financial circles In Hilly and especially in
connection with American railway stocks
Then I am the solicitor. 1 am a partner of
tha IU. Hon. II. H. Fowler , M. P. I uu
Sir Edward Watkln1 private solicitor , utit
law advisor for the uudargrounu railways
in London , for the uhaunol tunuel and inuny *
other enterprises with which Sir Edward is
identified. Wo contemplate , first of all , put
ting up a tower with all the publlo ucces
sorics you fllnd In connection with the Effo !
4jwer and luiyroveaieuU which have becu
suggested in its construction. The tower
will bo made by English or Scotch contract
ors and of English or Scotch stect. No firm
has yet bcon selected , though the number
who can accept a contract of such size is lltnj
Itcd. Throe or four of the leading Eng
lish Iron contractors will no doubt bo
tendered the contract. The tower will not
bo far from the Metropolitan railway , which
carries ever it upwards of 00,000,003of people
per annum. No doubt the best sight the
promoters could obtain and the ono they
will naturally probably first look nt would
bo the pluca where the great Coloneal nnd
other exhibition's have been hold in South
Kensington , but this must depend unon the
view which the exhibition commissioners ,
, vho uro the owners of the South
Conslnpton estate , take of this
enterprise- . Nothing could ndd
moro to the popularity of the imperial Instl-
, ute and the vary scientific institutions cen
tered in South Kensington than a tower such
as it Is proposed to erect In tholr proximity ,
nnd probably this would bg the most con
venient center for Londoners. It would bo
almost Impossible to calculate approximately
how many persons would ascend the tower
: > orday. Tnoro nro 6,000,000 ot people In
London. Wo have u tlxcd population llvo
tunes the slzo of Paris to work
upon. Wo have 8oODO,000 traveling on
Lho underground railways , which uulto at
tf-0 Kensington. This would give our tower
an tmmsasurably superior chance over the
Eiffel tower. Passengers would bo taken up
by ono lift from the bottom to the top with
no charge , as In the Eiffel to war , though the
passengers could alight at different stages.
Wo have no designs or plans ns'yet , nor have
wo decided upon anything with regard to
style or architecture. Wo should require an
area of six acres for the base. The capital is
JE2JO.OOO in 1 shares. That will
bo amply sufficient to build a
tower of the slza wo contemplate , and of
course wo shall build for cash. Tboro will
bo no such thing as watering of the com
pany's stock and no founders' shares or any
of the modern financial devioos for putting
the risk on ouo man nnd the protlts In seine
body else's pockets. Each of the subscribers
has taken 1,000 shares at present nnd wo nl-
re idy huvo inquiries for shares which would
swallow up evnry ono wo have to allot ,
Ono never knows what view parliament may
take or the publlo authorities may take , but
ono can not conceive it possible thut a build
ing of this sort would receive any opposition
from either the municipal authorities or from
parliament. No such scheme has boon at
tempted in London before , nor , so far as I
am awure , in England. "
"Arc you acquainted with Mr. Edison's
scheme for a lower in Now Yorkl"
"Mr. Edison's proposals wore not known
until the company was registered. This com
pany was registered oa the loth of this
month and the interview with Mr. Edison
did not appear until later. Mr. Edison dis
creetly kept his Ideas to himself. "
ICngllsh Capitalists Still Quietly at
Work on the Mohcinc.
[ Coj > i/r/tfM / 1SA3 b/ | lama Gfo rdnn Dennett , ' ]
LONDON , August 23. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEU. ] Americans
have heard once or twice , perhaps thrice ,
that It was in contemplation hero to con
struct a tunnel under the English channel
that should connect England and Franco.
To perform such work a company , with Sir
Edward Walker at the head , was formed.
Time and again its efforts were dofeatoJ. It
may bo Imagined that this company Is de
funct. It is nllvo and has no thought of dy
ing. It is a difficult Job to tire an Eng'llsh -
man when ho has a good thing.
The channel company is quietly work
ing to gain its end. It had a
bill in parliament this session , but It was not
pushed to dqbato because there was not suf
ficient time to do it justice. Tno company
apparently is in no hurry. It will bide its
time , but meanwhile it is gaining friends ,
and where they will do the most good. The
solicitor of the company told a reporter to
day that the company fells certain of gaining
its end In a few years and showed how 11
was gaining friends. Its implacable enemy
has been tiio board of trade , which Is a gov
ernment department here , but even this body
it proposes to bring around in time , and as it
is going about its work In English fashion it
is molifying many. The solicitor said that
the nation would eventually tire of spending
millions for ships that wcro soon out of date ,
and of supporting the families of admirals ,
comodorcs and captains , and would Insist on
a fair chance for the arts of peace. As an
Illustration of the plg-hoadednois of many
who uro opposed to the scheme , the commis
sioner told a story of the Duke of Wellington's
opposition to tha construction of n railroad
between Portsmouth and London , His ob
jection was that In case of on invasion the
movements of the invaders would bo greatly
facilitated Dy the roud.
EvcntB Which Show Tlint the Pope
Will Eventually Lisnvo Rome.
[ Cooyr/o/il / twin Jama Uonlnn llcniictt.\ \
ROME , August 25. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tim BISK. I The decision
of tbo pontlflcial major Oorno to refuse to the
oftlcors of the Vatican guards their usua
leaves of absence points to the oventua
departure of the pope from Rome
The committee of cardinals charged to
mnko detailed arrangements for his
possible departure propose that his holiness
shall go by carriage , accompanied by unibns
sadors , as far as Cirltn Veeclilu und thence
travel by sea to Spain. A small number o :
cardinal prelates will follow the pope , who
wi'l ' delegate extraordinary powers to the
chiefs of congregations remaining hero.
Two Section Sin n f'oiiiul Daud Near
Juli'Htmrj ! . Colo.
JULESiiuito , Colo. , August 25. ISpoola
Telegram to THIS BKK.Wheu | train No , 1(07 (
came down from Denver this afternoon the
bodies of two men lying by the side of the
track six miles nest of hero wcro found
Upon the arrival of the coronqr an oxumlnu
lion was made and it was found
that they had been shot by sonio
uuknoun party , probably from two to four
hours before being noticed lying there. There
were two bullet hulcs in ono body and ono li
th i other. Ono of the men was shot In the
head and tha ether lit the abdomen. Thov
were sccctlon hands working at Crook , am
were going to their homes nine
teen miles north of Julesburg
Some money was found lying at the
nld i of ona of the victims. They wcra iden-
till id as men living oil farms north of hero
'alu supposition is thut they were killed by
tramps. Uoth nro men of family.
Thn Wonther Koroumt. '
For Nebraska ; Local showers , precedei
by fa > r weather in the eastern portioncooler
in western , stationary temperature in east
ern portion , southeasterly winds ,
Forlowu : Fair , followed by showers in
northern portion , stationary temperature In
southeast , slightly cooler in per
lion , southerly winds.
For Dakota : Light local showers , nro
coded by fair weather in northern portion
warmer except In southeast portion , station
nry temperature , variable winds.
Fart of Swift & Go's. Kansas City
Plant Destroyed.
rho Hmoko HOUND ana Rendering
Department Diirncd Out Loss
Ono Hundred and Flltjr
Thousand Dollar * .
A Moo niah For the Demon. *
KANSAS Crrr , Mo , , August 25. [ Special
Telegram to TUB Ben. ] The smoke house
and Iho building occupied by the rendering
department of Swift & Co.'s packing bouse ,
n Armourdnle , burned to the ground this
morning , involving a loss of tl50OJO. The
other buildings of Swift's $1,000,000 plant
wcro saved with difficulty.
L. L. Tatc , master mechanic of the ro-
frlgorator car department , was almost In
stnntly killed by falling from the fourth
story of the building occupied by the rondcr-
ng department.
The flro broke out at 0 o'clock in the
smoke house , which Is a two-story corru
gated Iron building , situated near the north
east corner of the rendering building and
connected with It nt the second story by
a viaduct. To this viaduct most of
loss is duo , as the flames
rapidly spread through it to the
rendering department , which occupies two-
thirds of a four-story building 200 by 80 loot
in stzo. This portion of. the building was
totally destroyed , and tbo nouth. one-third ,
which is occupied by the fertilizing depart
ment , was only saved by the heavy brick
wall which separated it from the rendering
The flro burned fiercely for two hours nnd
was enabled to gain considerable headway
because of lacic of efficient flro pressure at
the start. The Kansa's City , Kan. , flro de
partment was supplemented by the Kansas
City , Mo. , department and the Missouri Pa
cific and Union Pacific departments , as wall
as by that of Swift & Co.
Superintendent Young estimates the loss
at $150,000. This includes the buildings , ma-
oblnury and stocks on band. Included in the
machinery are four oleo presses , thirty-five
jacket kettles , cloven coolung tanks , four
sausage machines und the usual shafting ami
pulleys. The stock consisted of olco tanks
and 1,200 barrels of olco and other oils , besides -
sides a lot of hams. Swift i Co. have been
carrying Insurance ) on the buildings and
stock to the extent of 80 per cent of its
vuluo. This would place the insurance on
tha property destroyed nt $12JOU3 ,
leaving a not loss to the owners of
f.10,000. Tbo entire plant of Swift
& Co. , in this city , is insured for between
SUOO.OUO and ? TOO,000. Until recently the
policies wcro all written in Chicago , but a
recent law enacted by the Kansas legislature
compelled policies to DO taken out in com
panies doing business in that state , and since
the law went Into effect tbo policies on the
Kansas City packing house ) have boon written
by local companies. The result is that
within the last three or four months $ J40-
000 in insurance has been placed
with Kansas underwriters , representing
over filly different companies. The
balance Is with Gcorgo Harvey & Co. , of
Chicago , and is supposed to bo largely In
companies not doing business in this city.
A careful search of the insurance rccoras
this afternoon shows that forty-one policies
have been written in Kansas City on the
property destroyed , aggregating $87,710 , and
it is supposed that half as much moro is writ
ten In Chicago. Tha local insurance is dis
tributed us follows :
Sun , of Londo-i 8,4,097 80
Southern , of New Orleans 1.75(5 ( 0
Granite State , of New Hampshire. 535 40
Newark , of New Jersey 2,341 00
State Investment , of California. . . . 1,170 SO
California , of California. . . . . 2i41 ! CO
\Vestern Homo , of Iowa 2U1 ! 00
Union , of California 1,17080
Insurance Co. of North America. . . 1,170 80
Franklin , of Philadelphia 2a41 ( H )
Pennsylvania , of Philadelphia 1,170 80
Norwich Union 1.170 80
National , of Hartford 2,341 OJ
Khodo Island , of Khodo Island 2,311 OJ
Western , of Toronto 2,341 CO
Connecticut , of Hartford 1,170 80
Liborty.of Now York 2,341 CO
Anglo-Nevada 2,341 CO
London und Lancashire 2,311 ( X )
German American 2,341 00
Amazon , ot Canada 2,34100
Lion , of London 585 SO
Scottish Union National 5,854 00
Southern , of Cullfornia 1,170 80
Gorman , of Buffalo ] ,170 80
California 1,17(180 (
Traders' , of Chicago 2,311 00
Standard , of Kansas City 3,612 40
London Assurance 1,760 20
Pennsylvania . " . . . . . 6S5 40
U'Jion , of California 2,341 00
London Assurance 2,34100 ,
North British und Mcrcantiio 1,170 80
Mechanics , of Milwaukee 3,512 40
British American 1,75020
Fire Association 1,75020
Phoanlx , of London 2,341 00
American , of ftow York 4,033 20
American , of Philadelphia 2'J41 00
Commercial Union 4,683 20
Imperial , of London lno 80
Total $37,710 00
The flro originated from the lire in the
smolto bouse , which has sot nro to the build
ing on two or three other occasions recently ,
but hud alwuyb until to-day bcon discovered
in time to prevent serious damago. As the
slaughtering house , the power nnd main
Btorngo house escaped injury , work will bo
resumed by Swift & Co. this morning.
While L. F. Tate , master mechanic of the
car department , who had boon directing the
work of tha Swift flro department on the
fourth story of the burning building , was at-
tamptlng to let himself down to the third
floor by means of a ropo. tha rope broke and
ho fell to the ground. In his descent his
head struck un iron ubutter projecting from
the tliild story and his sKull was fractured.
Ho died in twenty minutes. He leaves u
family in Kansas City , Kan.
Columbus Snfftrti a IJOHS.
COI.UMUUS , O , August 25. Thora was a
big tire in the Chlttenden block this morning.
Several flrius suffered losses , utrgrogatiiii ;
Most of the State Department * K\-
pt'Otcd To-Day.
MlLWACKUi ; , August 25. Most of the stoto
departments of the Grand Armv and the
bulk of the posts will arrlvo to-morrow.
HusBondunbol post , of St. Louis , came in this
morning with u flag to ba presented to the
first post of Indian veterans over orgunlzed ,
who uro coming from the northern Part ol
Wisconsin. Purt of the Dakota nnd Minnesota
seta contingent arrived to-night. General
Algur , of Michigan , accompanied by Mrs.
John A. Logan and Judge Vccsoy , of tbo
Vermont vuproma court , loading candidate
for coininander-iii-cliief , uro expected to-mor
Warner IJOUV.-H For Milwaukee ,
KANSAS Cur , August 25. Couimander-ln-
Chlof Warner loft for Milwaukee to-day , es
corted by a largo rotlnuo.
Jake Goes Pawn 10 Get I/iinlslunont.
PUIIVIS , Miss. , August 23. Stato'-Agcnt
Cldlds arrived this morning , having in
charge Kllraln , the pugilist. Kilraln's bond
has been fixed at $3,000 , und ho will bo re
leased to-morrow , when the bond is signed
by two citizens , who will bo iudcmuilied by
Seine Insldo History Concerning the
Irrlaatlon rrYtfebt-
PoiNTOpHocK , Wyo. , August S3. [ Spo-
clal Telegram to T"HB BEE. ] It Is reported on
good authority that'tbo movement toward
irrigation In Wyoming nnd Idaho Is n schema
of tno Union "Pacific , ' nnd that this company
hopes to turn Its nrfIand , othbrwlso worth
less lands Into farming property nt the ex
pense of the government , nnd witb but lltllo
or no expense to the Union Pacific ringstors.
Your correspondent-mot ono ot the prlmo
movers In the matter , who , by the way , Is an
employe of tha Union Pnctflo , and ho confi
dently unfolded a story in which ho guarded
his fences somewhat , but lifted the curtain
sufficiently to display the glgantlo conspiracy.
Ho said : ,
"This vast country ts comparatively worth
less now , but it can bo rdndo almost equal to
the ferttlo fields of Nebraska. In Idaho wo
have devised n plan of Irrigation , which , If
successfully carried on , 'will convert several
millions of acrqs of lands into a grain pro
ducing center. "
"But will It not cost big tfioneyl"
"Yes , it will cost considerable money , but
wo have an cxtcnstvo"reserve to draw from.
Wo bavo the government interested in the
undertaking , you know. "
"You say 'wo.1 To whom do you rofort"
"Tho Union Pacific company. While I de
vote most of my time In furtherance of Irri
gation , individually I nm "but carrying out
instructlops. The senatorial co'itimitlco fully
understands the situation. .If I am not mis-
taiccn President Adams hud a long consulta
tion with tbo committee.several days ago ,
nnd I subsequently learned tbat our plans
weft ] considered good , and that the commit
tee favorably to congress. "
"What are your plans ? "
"Well , wo have organized an association
hero In Idaho. Wo agree tomnko It a crea
ture of the state or territory. Wo also ngrco
to Irrigate at iirst 2,000,030 , acres of land at
the oxpcnso of the territory , provided the
government will cede to the territory 50 per
cent of the land-thus improved. Wo propose
to bond the territory in order to raise a suffi
cient amount with which to carry on the
work , using the land thus derived as a basis
upon which to rest the bonds. It is a
grand undertaking and means a great deal as
regards the future of the west. The Union
Pacific will bo benoflttod by the non-pro
ducing country being converted into a pro
ducing one , the product of Which will add
materially to the trufllu ot the company , as
well as enhance the valuiof its holdings in
lands. "
The individual also stated that the Union
Pacific would labor unce&sngry | iu bringing
ubout tbo support of congrc&s in the matter.
Three Persons Drowned Property
Damage flight.
PBOVIDESCE , K.l.Aucuat25. The Spring
Lake reservoir near FishviUc , in the south
west corner of Cranston , about fifteen miles
from the city , which supplies n whole row of
mill villages along the 'Pawtucket river ,
burst this afternoon. ' Down In thu valley
Mrs. Green Tew , aged sixty years ; Mrs ,
Hawkins , aged ninety , and Mrs. Tow's son ,
seven years old , word walking : through a
strip of wood and were- overtaken by the
flood nnd drowned" The bodies
wore found in the ivood through
which the water quickly ran until it dmptiod
into the Pawtucket river , The river rose
rapidly and caused- considerable alarm
among the people ulong its banks , who
thought the Ponogansett reservoir , the big
gest in the state , had burstod. Many of them
left their houses nnd fled , but thu flood sub
dued as rapidly as it had come. Tbo path of
the water from the reservoir was through a
thickly settled country , and the only dam
age to property was the wrecking of a stable
und the demolishing of fbrCo road biidgcs.
Missouri Is Heir to His FanioiiR Bo
tanical Gur.len.
ST. Louis , August 25 , Henry Shaw , the
venerable philanthropist , died this morning
aged ninety. Henry Shaw was nn English ;
man by birth. Ho cumo to America and locat
ed in St. Louis in 1818 , amassed u fortune and
retired from business at the ago of forty.
Ho then went abroad und visited nearly every
part of tbo globo. On his return be com
menced the study nnd cultivation of plants
and flowers , and it was in the prosecution of
these studies that the now world-famous
Shaw botanical gardens had their origin.
Ho made the gardens and the beautiful estate
free to the public. With bis death the fa
mous botanical garden becomes the property
of the state of Missouri. Another , and per
haps moro valuable munificence , wus his gift
to the city of Tower Grpve park , u resort of
peculiar bcuuty. His estate was valued at
A Reporter Knll.ts anil Publishes Ills
ST. Louis , Angust 25. Iho Post-Dispatch
prints a page urticlo giving the experience of
u reporter who enlisted as a soldier and in
vestigated the causes of so many desertions.
The story alleges that tbo enlisted mou in
tha United States army ore treated worse
than slaves , many of them worsj oven than
dogs. The reporter claims the officers , and
especially the non-commissioned oflloars. are
needlessly cruel and offensively tyrannical ;
that the food furnished is unfit to cat ; that
vermin make the soldier's couch unlit to
sleep upon ; that the recruit's money is ab
sorbed by tbo sutler , and ho charges that
private soldiers have boon murdered by
non-commissioned officers without us much
as un investigation.
Graham's Darrnl Carries Hint Across
the Rcctltinir-"WnttW.
NIAOAIU FALLS , -N. Y.i , August 25 Car
lisle D. Graham made } ff successful trip
through the whirlpool rapids this afternoon
In a barrel shaped boaw ivt 4:53 : o'clock it
entered the whirlpool , nd instead of being
ught in , the muln current and car
ried across the pool , as is usually
the case , it hugged the American
side and was carried InUxtho ijulot water In
front of the outlet and forced slowly over
nearly tp the Canadian tids. For a minute
it was a question of whatlter it was to go
around the "Pool" ' or dowittue river , buttht
outwurd current was too strong und ut4:5i :
Graham pasbcd out of ) tile pool und down
through the fearful wn&er opposite Foster's '
fiats. All those dangers Graham passed
safely , and ut 6:05 : p. uu was picked up near
the old Lowistou brldgo on the Canadian
_ _
iTenlotiuy WHS the Canto.
lM > UN.U'GLis , August 25. At a Into hour
last night Edward lAgmann , of Cincinnati ,
cut tbo throat of Bertha El ft , a young woman
living in this .city , and then milking a few
stops away bo attempted suicide In the same
way. Aginann was taken to the hospital and
to-duy the physicians announce he will prob
ably recover. Jealousy was the cause. The
two wuro old lovers , although both were
married. Mrs. Elftjhaa not lived with her
husband for some years. Ho is thought to
bo Iu Alton , III. /
Editor DatiH Will Visit Spain ,
lOwi fo'il ' 1833 tu Jama ( Ionian llinnM. )
LONOO.V , August 25. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tim BEB. | Mr , Charles A.
Dana , of the Now York Sun , will sail from
Now York In thu latter pirt of September to
spend a mouth in Spain.
Boldlora of the Plntto Training For
Future Wars.
How the Army Under General
Brooke Is I'rciiarlnjc For Fu
ture Active Service Other
Interesting Features.
A Wock nt Roblnmm.
FORT UomssoN , Nob. , August 21. fSpo-
cinl to TUB I3BU.1 Amid the sweet discord
of seven bands playing martial inusio down
the long line of touts , which for n mile's
length enclose the parndo ground of Camp
Ocorgo Crook , the first week's manoeuvres
of the largest military encampment of regu
lars hold for twenty years in this country
comes to n close. Colors flutter In tbobreezo ,
groups of straight , tightly bloused officers
nro gathering in front of "A" tents ; the rows
of canvas in the company strcots running nt
right angles to the parade line are alive with
squads of men , thankful that rest time Is ap
proaching. Slowly nlong the avenues divid
ing tbo commands tbo sentry paces , antici
pating his relieving comrade. Northward
the three groups of olUoara' tents , marking
tht ) brigade headquarters , giant with the
sheen of sunlight on swords and gleam with
the bright colors of the pretty powns and
becoming sashes of visiting ladles. A half u
milo still northward , with its whlto tents
silhouttod ngalnst the glowering buttcs , nt
thobasoof which It stands , the headquarters.
of the commanding general and his staff
looks down across this lovely valley upon
tbo mlle square of streets and avenues of
snow whlto canvas which comprises the
great camp.
It is at onoo a lovely and an inspiring
sight , even at the approach of evening , and
ono calculated to awaken suggestive reflec
tions In the mind of the visiting civilian.
There is beauty ot natural sconary unsur
passed between the Alleghonlos and the
Uooiclcs ; there Is in addition an object lesson
In the color , shade and harmonious working
of grand military tactics. Thorn is finally n
complete answer to the question as regards
the army , "What is all this worthl" in the
success which has already attended the
gathering und inception of field exorcises of
the department of the Platto.
"In what respects ? "
. In the first place , nearly ono-olghthof [ the
entire army of the United States has been
concentrated from ten posts scattered ever
nearly 200,000 square miles of territory.
Their movements wuro made in exact ue-
cordanco with the programme , on lines of
communication laid down , with omplo quar
termaster and commissary facilities , without
loss of life or property , all commands reach
ing their destination on the hours appointed
nnd deploying into their positions in camp
with as much viper and precision as If they
hadnot , marched hundreds of miles , climbed
hills' , made and received attacks en route or
pushed their way across nrulrio and butte
under a burning sun and scorching ground
at tno rate of from fifteen to twenty-six
miles u day.
There is something in that , gentlemen , you
who do your daily constitutional of four
miles along shad } roads and call it hard
xvork. *
Thomo'O fact of the perfect carrying out
of all details of concentration evidenced a
level head and experienced military dircct-
injrmind , a soldierly , intelligent and skilled
body of subordinate officers , fine commands
of disciplined troops physically competent for
hard work when such was required of them.
Are not those three of the most important
qualifications of an army establishment !
Think of It for a uiinutol
The average civilian is rather fond of con
sidering himself the tax-ridden provider of
funds to maintain the army. Hia knowledge
of the uses to which an army is put is limited
chiefly to an occasional sight of a detach
ment of recruits , a hurried visit to u dross-
parade or guard-mounting or u glimpse of
a passing company or battalion in civil pro
cession. Ho rarely stops to consider to
what end the never-ending routine of drill
and target practice , and the tiresome atten
tion to tha rjgid details of omnipresent dis
cipline tends. If ho will coma to Camp
George Cook during the next
two weeks ho will understand moro
clearly than ho will otherwise bo able to do
what the motto , "In time of peace prepare
for war , " really means. Ho will sea u re
markable development of energy heretofore
present but Intent. Ho will bo given an oppor
tunity to witness what a portion and ono of
the very best portions of our little army
could do for the protection of his life and
property promptly and efficiently when called
uuou. And ho would dually discover under
rusty , slouch hats gray heads which once
directed divisions , brigades , corps , regi
ments and companies in the grout war for
the preservation of the union now gathered
once more on the tented plain , ably supported
by younger men with less actual experience ,
but no less ardour and intelligence , nil
working together to increase the field
efficiency of our neuclous of a regular army
As stated In a previous dispatch , Genera.
Brooke's idea In inaugurating field exercises
In the department which ho commands wus
not for dress parade , display or recreation.
It was for the Instruction of olUcers and man
In the art of war. for hard woric , very little
incidental piny , a largo amount of dust and u
small proportion ot dross und dancing. Ho
is carrying out his programme rigidly.
Tuesday and Wednesday of tbo week were
spent in pitching camp and the usual routine
of garrison llfo. On Thursday all commands
bngan field exorcises by battalion und regi
mental drills. Tbcso continued for three
hours daily until Saturday when afternoon
inspection toolc the place of tliu usual hour's
exercise. From 7 to U every morning und
from 4 to 5 In the afternoon the valiov of
Soldier Crojk looked llko the mimic buttle
lleid of an army defending Its camp. Three
battalions of cavalry covered the hills or
rolled up volumes of dust on tha
plain. The culls of ttio trumpets followed
by the rapidly changing evolutions , the
wheeling of steads , the massing and deploy
ing of troops , the swift rush of horses and
the sharp command of oftlcors made u scene
bewildering to the uninitiated on-lookur.
Hero , a troop of greys , deployed by the
flank into skirmish line , wheeling swiftly to
the right , ivltn beautiful alignment ; there , a
battalion of handsome bays in close order
dusbcdUvlth drawn sabers on their flanks.
To the right the red-lodged artillery in rapid
gallop wcro swinging Into position on-aknoll ,
where their rilled guns could huvo played
inoiry havoo with the camp equipage of the
cavalry command , North uud east from the
cavalry and artillery camp the seven regi
ments of infantry spread ever the valiov.
Ono command on the butte slopes looks JIUo
black pegs on u field of green. They ura
skirmishing. The trumpet call sounds
faintly from tha dlstuncn und is followed by
the rapid full of the pegs into the grass , then
by their rise us a dark , thin crescent of man
sweeps in open order over tha slope toward
the suspected enemy , Farther eastward the
Seventh Infantry , under Colonel Merriam ,
is chancing from column fours into line , and
the order , "Fours loft ; rear companies left
front into line. March I" marks the progress
of the movement which changes a solid muss ,
looking at tbo distance llko a mottled
blanket , into n rigid line of blue-coated
riflemen. Tbo field for two miles
around seems nllve with moving
commands , with galloping troopers , compan
ies advancing und retreating , officers and
aides riding rapidly , military precision in the
garb of military chaos , martial tactics garbed
in the panoply of child's play. And yet a
little blue book of only 445 uages will teach
airy civilian just how easy it is to compre
hend perfectly what It is all about. To such
as care to investigate moro thoroughly bat
talion and brigade drill , I commend its
study. It is full of diagrams and italics "and
other things" and will uffoiU Interesting
winter reading.
Ou Monday brigade exercises will begin
nnd grand tactics will bo the order of the
coming week.
Gonernl nrtabln's Daughter Married.
FonT UontNsoN , Nob. , August 35. [ Spe
cial to tun BBC. ] Miss. Ulnncho Uutlor
Brtshin was married to Lieutenant Joseph
C. IJoardsIoy , of the Eighth Infantry , at 3
o'clock p. ra. yesterday. The wedding was a
quiet ono , only General Kaulz , Dr. Admr ,
Colonel Tllford , W. E. Annln. cscj. , and a
few personal friends ot the family being
present. The brldo and groom left for Fort
Loavonworth on the afternoon train , nnd
will stop In Omiha for h couple of days.
Champion's Onuilnu ; Fair ,
CIUMIMON , Nob. , August 23. | Special to
TUB BBB.J As the time , September 21 to 2J ,
inclusive , for holding Ohaso county's fair
and the soldiers' reunion nnd camp flro approaches
preaches , letters are pouring In from the ad
jacent counties In Nebraska and from across
the borders it Colorado and Ivans is , tailing
of largo delegations coming to honor the dis
tinguished poiitlotnon Governor John M.
Thayor. ox-Governor Robert W. Furnas nnd
Secretary of State Gilbert L. Laws by their
presence. Never has there boon such un
outpouring of people In southwestern Ne
braska as is expected on this occasion , mid
the reception tendered the honored guests
will bo in keeping with tha progressive
movements of the citizens of this great young
country. Among the in my nttraotlvo foit-
urcs of tha fair will bo n band contest , which
will bo participated In by tha leading bands
of southwestern Nebraska and a few f rum
across the borders of Kansas and Colorado.
And from the adjoining counties the old vet-
oraiiR are fast signifying their Intentions to
bo present and tulte part m the reunion and
camp lire. Chnso couuty has been highly
favored with soasonabln rmns , the crops nro
good and farm animals in line condition , so
that wo have nothing to fear of the line ex
hibit which wo shall be enabled to niako at
our county fair. When wo tuko into con
sideration the fact that this county has been
organized only three years and look about us
and sea its rapid development nnd increase
of population , wo look with amazement upon
it. No such thing as failure of crop has
ever boon our portion. Our farmers have
plenty and to spare and are just drawing
about thorn all tha comforts enjoyed by those
of their profession in the older slates of the
union. lion. Charles E. McPherson , at
present county clerk of Phillips county ,
Col. , who served during the Into war as a
member of the First Nebraska roirlmeut ,
has boon selected to introduce his old com
mander , Governor Thuyor , at the reunion
nnd camp lira to bo held at this placj. When
but thirteen years of ago younif MjPho" son
enlisted in G enornl Thayor's First Nebraska
regiment and followed the old veteran
through the wiiK His Introductory roui irks
will bo good nnd call to the memory of Gov
ernor Ttiayer reminiscences of the bloody
days of the rebellion.
Not KV-MI nn Excuse horn Pake.
PIATTSMOUTII , Nob. , August 25. ( .Special
to TUB Um ! . ] Excitement has boon Intense
hero all day caused by the report in an
Omaha paper that Tascott , the supposed
murderer of Millionaire Snell , was arrested
yesterday in Weeping Water by Sheriff
Elkcnbarv and lodged in jail in this city. It
gnvu full particulars of where ho had bcon
and how ho had spent his time since ho loft
Chicago after the murder. Great crowds
have thronged the corridors of the jail since
the report was circulated upon the streets
for the purpose oC gottint ; just ono glimpse
of Tascott , but all had to suffer the same dis
appointment of not seeing1 him , for ho "Is not
and has not been in jail in this oity. Your
correspondent visited Sheriff Etkenbary and
ho spoke as fallows' : "It is all a canard. I
did not know anything about it until this
morning , as I was going to the postoflice ,
when I mnt two young ladies , who usked mute
to take them to the jnll to see Tascott. I had
not seen the paper and know nothing of
the report. The ladies explained what they
had read in the paper and I then told thorn
that I know nothing of it and that it was
merely a false report. " Many people refuse
to discredit the report and say that Tascott
Is secreted in some private house awaiting
the arrival of the Chicago authorities. Sher
iff Eikenbary made no arrests yesterday and
the report seems to have been a prolific pro
duction from the fertile brain of a corre
spondent who wishes to create a great excite
Gospcr County Nominee * .
EMVOOD , Nob. , August 25 [ Special to
TUB BEU. ] The republican couuty conven
tion was hold here yesterday. There was
the usual wrangle at first , but soon all
settled to genuine business. The tleltot put
in the field gives entire satisfaction , it is
regarded by all as a strong ticket , the nomi
nees residing in no ono section of the coun
try , but justly distributed to suit the differ
ent factions , thereby binding tbo voters more
closely to the party. The names of the lucky
ones are as follows : For clerk , 13. L. Cham
bers ; treasurer , Charles Fuller ; sheriff , Mr.
Benson ; county superintendent , J.V. \ .
Thomas ; county Judge , O. W. MIddloton ;
coroner , Dr. J. G. Pace ; county commissioner ,
F. Ford. Among the delegates to tlio state
convention uro J. L. Trobeo , Wiley Ward und
E. Munspoakor , of Elwood.
Stele a hpan or Horaoa.
Nowri : PLATTB , Nob. , August 25. [ Spec
ial to TIIE Buc.l Last evening while County
Superintendent Langford was attending n
meeting of the Oxford League at the Metho
dist church some thief drove off with his span
of horses , which were tied in front of the
church. Ho was seen by Mr. Baker gutting
into the buggy , but Mr Baker supposed it
was the superintendent. Search wus com
menced as soon as the theft was discovered ,
but up to the present tlmo no clue whatever
his baan disiworaJ. This Is n great loss to
Mr. Langford , us ho is obliged to drive ever
our entire county in the performance of his
A Colored Blur.lorqr's Trlnl Sot.
BAUTU.TT , Nob. , August 23. ( Special to
TUB BKIS. ] The special term of court in
Wheeler county , which was o alloJ for Au
gust 10 , was hold by Judge Ha rrlson. Hurvoy
Smith , the colored murderer , was brought
before the court and plead not guilty , and
his case was sot for trial September 23. The
evidence for the prosecution Is very strong ,
and sentiment among his neighborsespecially
the colored ones , is ugainst him. A mob was
organized among the colored people to take
him from tha sheriff nnd hang him Thursday
night , buLho wus taicon to Albion during the
niouriilnir for a Commitndnr.
FoitTHOIIINSO.V , Nob.August 25. [ Special
to TUB BKI : . I At a meeting of Robinson
post , G. A. It , held yesterday , the following
was adopted i
Itctolvcd , That wo have heard with pro
found regret of tbo death of our beloved de
partment commander. Major J , B , Davis ,
und wo send our loyal love und sympathy to
his bereaved family.
.Nebraska City Itiirliora Arrested.
NBUIUCKA. CiTr , Nob. , Aug. 25. [ Special
Telegram to Tire BEK. ] The proprietors and
employes of three burbor shops were to-day
arrested for working on Sunday. The war
rants wcra sworn out by other barbers who
want to rest on Sunday. Tholr trial will
occur to-morrow morning ,
A Kmnl Family Kovv.
DANVII.LK , O. , August 23 , Postmaster K ,
C. Lybargor , at Millwood , to-day shot at ul
duughtoi durlng a family ultorcutiou. The
ball missal the daughter , but fatally
wounded his wife. Lybargor then suicided ,
HtcniM hl [ > ArrivnlH.
At Now York The Canada , from London ;
La Gas coy ne , from Havre : the Alvouu , As *
pcuwall ,
The Shormnu MOD Are Muttorlutf
Throata or Vongonuoo.
Sixth Auditor Coulter's Plan to Fix *
clllt.ito the Settling or i'ost-
miistors' Account * Ijlkcly
to 11.3 Adopted.
WASHINGTON. D. C. , Aucust 25.
It Is believed hero by many republicans
that Forakor's chances for re-election to Iho
governorship of Ohio will depend entirely
upon the manner In which ho Is supported by
the friends of Senator Sherman. , The latter
have not forgotten the conduct of Governor
Foraker at Chicago , and while they could
not prevent his nomination they will bo
likely to do what they can to complete his
political career by dafuatlng him for the
governorship. Some of them talk openly la
this spirit and declare their intention to vote
for Campbell , the democratic nominee , but
others are moro crafty , and while they pretend
tend to bo supporting Farakcr will do what
they can to encompass his defeat. Senator
Sherman is expected ut Now York on Sep
tember 12 from Kui'opo , where he has been
spending the summer , and will nt once cuter
thu campaign , but ho la not likely to say
much for the cnndidntofor , governor. .
Sixth Auditor of the Treasury Coulter has
recently proposed an important change in
the business methods of the postollloo de
partment. The accounts of 00,000 postnus-
tors nro kept by the third assistant post
master general , nnd they nro audited by the
sixth auditor The contemplated alteration
in tha system of keeping thesu account *
would be radical und fur reaching In their
results. Colonel Coulter has addressed a let
ter to the postmaster general , calling ills at
tention to thu delay which obtains In receiv
ing and bundling certificates of deposits
made by postmasters In settlement of tamr
quarterly accounts. It has boon the custom
to have certificates , original and duplicate ,
returned to the depositor , who thereafter
sends the original to the dupaitment and
keeps the duplicate as his own voucher. The
present system causes delays at the most
important times. In thut when u postmaster
mukes his deposit the depository Bonds both
the eertilicatus to the postm islur , whereas ,
In tha Judgment of the sixth auditor , the
original certificate should bo sent direct to
the postmaster general , und only a duplicate
sent to the depositing postmaster. This
rhanga may bu better appreciated when It is
remembered that about thirty thousand of
thu postofllces ura small ones , having inferior
mail services , m my of them being supplied
with muil only once or twice a week. All of
these offices now receive thotio certificates
and cannot forward them to the department
until the next mall day. Frequently it hap
pens that ignorance und carelessness on the
part of postmasters necessitate the writing
of letters from the department calling for the
ccrtiflcutos. Meantime the accounts are
held up In third assistant postmaster gen
eral's office and the clerks of the sixth aud
itor's office are unable to proceed with their
work. Colonel Coulter proposes tbat tbls
delay und extra work shall bo dispensed wij-h
by the sensible and simple method of causing
the depositories to send the orfglnal certifi
cates to the third assistant postmaster
general directly ; thus the great bulk of tb
certificates will reach the department
during the first week of oaoh quarter nnd bo
disposed of so tbat the clerks in the auditor's
office may proceed with their business. Un
der the present system there are , quarterly ,
thousands of accounts suspended ; and this
work of suspension consumes more tlmo
than would ordinarily bo required to mike a
settlement. It will also facilitate the work :
of both departmentsby putting the settlement
of accounts forward ut least fifteen days.
Moreover it will save the wont of writing-
and addressing about fifty thousand letters
each quarter , nnd us each postmaster is re
quired now to send His certificate in a loltar ,
and separate from all other communication ,
thcro will bo a decrease of ubout two buuj-
died thousand letters annually. The uvorag *
reader with business knowledge or procllvl
tics will sea what an iminciiso saving of
labor will bo in this item alone , but the sixth
auditor looks upon tha us a small item when
compared with the time saved in each quar
ter. It will revolutionize the business msth-
ods of the po&toftlco doparment if this
schema shall be adopted , and us It seems
feasible und just the postmaster general will
no doubt adopt it.
The letter ot Sixth Auditor Coulter is
lengthy and fullv explains the proposed sys
tem which is outlined above. It affects tho"
business of thu whole people through tholr
CU.OJO postmasters , and if adopted the status
of any postmaster's account can bo ascer
tained by a glance nt the register. It Is ona
of the most important changes over prot
posed In the department , and redacts credit
upon the business ability and sagacity of
Colonel Coulter.
Secretary Wiudom" has rented the now
residence recently erected by Captain
Gcorgo 10. Lemon , on Massachusetts avenue ,
near Thomas circle It Is ono of the most
beautiful houses in the city and well adapted
for entertaining , The lease is for four
years , with the privilege of purchasing it at
a price that has not been given to tbo publlo.
Widespread Destruction and Fearful 1
lAIHH of LlfO. I
SAN FJUNCISCO , August 25. The steamer
Oceanic arrive 1 today from Hong Koni ? nod
Yokohama. Further details of the bursting
of the Yellow river embankments in the
province nf Shantung , July 32 , atato the
destruction is widespread. Ttio broach la
the liver is over 2,000 feet In length , A dis
patch from Chofoo states the number o ( per
sons drowned is too great to bo counted. Ik
Is feared many more districts In the low lying 1
country south will suffer u similar fate ,
The latest advices concerning the earth
quake at Kuinumota slate that llfty-tbrco
shocks have been experienced and continuo
to bo felt. The inhabitants uro sleeping in tbo 3
open utr.
A Recently Ruluasud Convict Tries to
ROD n Pullman ,
LANOASTKH , Pa. , August 25. Charles D. 1
Chambers , Just released from the eastern
penitentiary , came to this city last evening 4
and when the Pucillo express on tha Penn
sylvania railroad pulled out of tha station at
1:25 : this morning , boarded u Pullman cur and
endouvorud to rob the passengers. Cliurlo *
Muric , the porter of the Jersey City , strug
gled with him and wus shot t.vico. Cham
bers wus then overpowered by thu trainmen.
Murk will recover. Chambers suyj ho wus
Bteallng a rldu and the porter began tiring at
him. Ho grasped the pistol und it went off.
Tha porter says Chambers wus la u berth and
when discovered drew u revolver and com
menced firing.
A I'romlnnnt Farmer Huioldoo.
HIAWATHA , Kun. , August 25. | SpeoIal
Telegram to Tim BEK. ] W. H. Von Hook , a
prominent farmer living near here , com
mitted suicide lust night by bunging. Heavy
losses on a lot of stock ho bad been feeding
caused his derangement. Ho had been ad
judged insane , but was not received at tba
usylum on account of luck of room ,
Thrown Down an Knibaiikinont.
CIIAIII.ISION , W. Vu. , August 25. Whlla
Governor W llson and his futher-In-law , Dr.
Cotton , v/oro out driving la t evening , the
liorsu ran away und throw the occupants
down u thirty-live foot embankment. BotU
gentlemen wuro badly lojurcd.