Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 02, 1889, Image 1

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The Famous "Rod Jim's" Graphic
Qccltal of Hla Travels.
110 Marries n Frcnuh COUIUOSB ntul
Secures Wealth niul a Title J > c-
nlcs That Ho Was a
BrltlHli Spy.
"llccl Jim's * '
( Cnji/H0'it ISfO l > u Jamr * flonbm Dennett.1
LONDON , Sept. 1. [ Now York Herald
Coble Special to TUB BnB.1. Hod Jim
McDcrmolt , who mmlo Ills homo In Brooklyn -
lyn for miiny yearswho has been denounced
IIB an Informer by Irishman nil over the
world , whoso death In various shape's 1ms
been announced nearly a dozen time. ! , nnd
for Information of whose whereabouts Henry
Labouchcro offered fiO during tin sluing of
the Pnriioll commission , left London to-day
on un early morning train. Ho had been In
London n week. Ho took no pains to seclude
111 in self , and last night Informed the Herald
correspondent that lie was afraid of no one ,
and that the heaviest weapon ho carried was
a latch key. This ho carried in his trousers'
pocket attached to a silver chain , after the
English fashion. McDermott never looked
more prosperous nor more contented than last
night while ho sat at one of the small t iblos
with which the smoking room of one of Lon
don's principal hotels is lavishly furnished.
Ha was ono of a party of six. Five of thcso
were Americans. The sixth might have
been a unlive of Scotland or the north of
Iri'land , but ho hud very little brogue.
Excepting his upper lip , his face
was smoothly shaved. lie were a
Email sandy moustache ; his hair , also sandy ,
was cut reasonably close and was plentiful.
His face was fresh colored rather than florid.
His attlro stnaclicd of the world of sport. It
was of Scotch goods , n rather biggish cticck ,
and was fashionably mmlo. In his scarf ho
wore a largo cameo pin unit on his head a
brown derby. His ago would bo
guessed nt from forty to forty-five.
His movement * ] weru quick , and
las air youthful rather than
uilddlc-ugcd , though his manner was per.
fectly composed. This afternoon McDermott
was perfectly at homo , though ho had known
only one of the party for more than thirty
minutes and only to ono was ho known us
Jim McDertnott , for his single acquaintance ,
nNowXorkcr , had introduced him to the
others of the party under nn assumed uamo.
Tills , it should bo said , was done without
McDerinott's connivance , and Hod Jim
informed mo afterwards that it
would not hnvo bothered him at all had ho
been introduced us MoDarmott , as ho
thought many had forrotton him , while
nrnuy moro believed him dead. The subject
of travels wus introduced by ono of the
party , and it soon bocauio evident that Mo-
Dcruiott had seen moro countries and more
life than the rest of the party combined , at
least his conversation made such a conclu
sion reasonable. Ho had been in America ,
over a good bit of it , ho knew Now York
nnd Brooklyn as well ns ho ever know pray
ers , though ho nt this time did not enter into
details. Ho had been over England , Scot
land nnd Ireland. Ho had traveled the con
tinent from end to ondj Australia has been
his stamping grounds ; much of Ceylon was
familiar to him.
In the course of nn .hour the party broke
up and loft McDermott nnd the Herald cor
respondent together. Then ho told some
thing that will Interest many Herald readers.
Ho may nt ono timolmvo been in fear of assas
sination ; but l.o is so no longer. lie snaps his
lingers nt those who threaten him. He de
nies most vehemently that ho was ever in the
pay of Scotland Yard , and while on this
topic said :
"Why , I don't know where it is , except t ,
tnat it is in London. I have been hounded I
us a British spy when I never was ono.
When I was supposed to be getting money
from ho British government 1 was broke ,
sometimes without u pound to my name ,
was driven from pillar to pobt. a man with
out n country , but In spite of all I have
to-day all tlio money Ivnnt. . I have
none to throw away , tmt plentj
for comfort and a little for luxury. Since [
loft America nnd was arrested on this sldo
and thrown in the Wai con jail at Liverpool ,
the same jail Mrs. MaybrlcK was In , I have
talked to several Americans , but when they
went homo and said they had talked with Jim i
MoDermott they were not bollovcd. I met
dairies McLean , the millionaire of Brooklyn -
lyn , some tlmo ago in Scotland. I was there
with my yacht. Ho "knew mo and talked I
with me. They would not bollovo him in
New York. I met Peter Mitchell , of New
York , who is nowajudgo , rlpbt in this place ,
the Criterion ( wo had left the hotel ) , and
tulked to him for an hour. Soon after ho
got homo thcro appeared a three column interview
torview In the Brooklyn Union with him
I must say that ho treated mo fairly , hut I
don't think the interview was believed. I
liavo boon killed so often that people won't '
believe I am olive. They had mo dead a t
Toulon of cholera. Thcro was cholera
at Toulon at the tlmo and a cordon was
drawn around the uity , but 1 got nwuy before
fore the conlon was completed. I was las
killed by n man named Flanagan. Ho wu >
Interviewed In London. Ho said : 'I met
MeOoruiott In France. Wo mat face to
fuco. Ho know mo and I know htm , The
moment our eyes met ho turned and ran. 1
followed. Ho took to the country. I fol
lowed. ' 'And what followed ) ' askei
the interviewer. 'Don't nslc mo ,
Bald Flanagan , throwing up his
hands as much as to say ho would navor
boar of McDermott aeatn , but you can't expect -
pect me to tell how I disposed of him. Now ,
1 was within reaching distance of Flanagan
when ho told his story , Wo saw each other ,
but ho took no notice of mo , for ho did not
know mo , So many lies huvo been
told about mo and ' some of ,
them Imvo been so ingeniously con
structed that I was often puzzled by them
myself , I was hi Berlin once , and from n
Lotol went to live at a iiulot plucu until I was
told by the police I had been long enough in
the plucu unless I had a passport. I could
claim citizenship nowhere. The United
States should huvo protected me , but did not.
I was without a country. At the tlmo I fait
rather uosperute , and I said to mjaolf , by
G d , I'll ' co to the only free couuz
try on earth , and I went to
Kngluml , Ibero a man U safe ,
nuil my sympathies to-day are English ,
They suy I betrayed the secrets of Irish so-
cletics nnd am accountable for the imprison
ment of Mr. Gallagher and others. I say
they ho. I Imvo not belonged to an Irish
society since IbtiS. I was a Feulan , but that
wus the only Irish society I over belonged
to. 1 belonged to none of their societies In
America , and the only secret organization I
belong to to-dny U the Masonic. How
could I ateal uud neil the secrets of societies
or organizations to which I never belonged II !
1 was arrested in 1SW upon landing lu Eng
from America. I was in Jail for six
weeks. All my papers were token from mo ,
but they were all returned to mo. It was
after I was liberated that I began my wan
derings. Talk of romance , no romance cnn
compare with the story of my llfo. When I
was aboard the ship , from which I landed
only to bo arrested , I mot my good fortune in
the form of a woman , Why she took on
interest In mo I can not say , out she fid ,
My arrest did not lessen the interest. I am
married to that woman now , out before that
event occurred I suffered many hardships'
traveled ever many countries , salted thous
ands of miles nnd had countless curious ad
ventures in' my wanderings. I have
picked up several languages. J\fy
Wife is French , n countess ,
and I speak her native language. I speak
Danish nnd Swedish und can make myself
understood in several other languages.
There wns a time when I was not worth n
kroner. Now I own u chateau and estate m
France. You can drive conches through the
main halls of the chateau. The estate Is
small , only fourteen hectares , or fifty-six
ncrcs , but the tenantry on it numbers 200.
Owing to the ravages of phylloxera
it hns only paid enough for some years' to
keep the tenantry. There hns been no profit
In it. It used tn pay r > ,000 francs taxes to tbo
government on it , but oxving to its recent un
productiveness the taxes were lowered to 200
francs. It Is the same in many parts ot
Franco. In marrying the countess I ob
tained the title of count. Everything she
owned is mine , for in Franco , you
know , everything Is in the name of
the husband. There is no tenant
on the estate who cnn marry
without getting my consent. They could Inoue
ouo sense , but such hns bean the cus
tom for centuries , nnd none of them would
think of getting mnrrled before obtaining the
consent of monslcure lo count. I own u
yacht , n forty tonnor , nnd J want to sell her.
The yacht costs mo 1ISOO a year und she cost
mo nbout 2,800. I believe I would sell her
now for whut she costs for ono
year's keeping. I own a house in Stockholm
helm , and ono of my particular friends
there is tbo American minister , Thomas ,
who was relieved by Cleveland , but has
been put back again by Harrison. Thomas
knew all nbout mo and introduced mo to his
friends , nnd among his friends are some of
the best people in the place , and n beautiful
place it is , too. There is another property
that I have , and you wouldn't guess where it
is. It is in Clmtlmn street , Colomba , the
capital of Cylon. Chatham street
seems n curious name for a street in Ceylon ,
but that's the name. This property , house
nnd grounds , was loft to me by un uncle I
never heard of till he died. Ho died intes
tate. Ho had a son , but this son was eaten
by wild beasts , it Is supposed , for ho
went into a forest and. never cauio out of it.
It cost mo a good deal for legal expenses to
pVovo my title , but I did so , nnd the
property pays mo 80 per cent clear on what
it cost. Since I have got this property I
have great affection for wild beasts , and if I
only know the particular species that ate my
lamented relative I would get ono and have
it stuffed. I can now look bnck with com
placency on the times when I hardly knew
where to turn for money. I will tell you of
one of them. I was in Copenhagen. It was
nt the tlmo I was kept moving. It
took some money to keep moving. I was
living at the best hotel. Atihis hotel I met
an Englishman to whom I took u great lilting.
1 was sitting at u table ouo evening , sipping
u glass of wine , when I noticed n line lookIng -
Ing felfow sitting nt u table near by. I know
who ho was , though ho was traveling in
Ineopr. Ho fell into conversation. He of
course supposed I did not know
him. After n while ho hinted that ho would
like to see a bit of town life. It was agree
able to mo , I said , and wo started. I know
Copenhagen nnd when wo got through my
companion know it. When wo started out
ho said to mo : 'Wo do not know each other
and you will oblige mo if you will
call mo Jack.1 I said , 'All right ,
and you can cull mo Jim. ' Wo
struck to the bargain until wo were nbout to
part , when I said , 'good bye , vour highness. '
Ho looked much surprised and said : 'You
know me. ' I said 'yes , you are tbo duke of
Bragana , ' who is , you know , the heir apparent -
parent to the crown of Portugal. Ho said1
'I wish you would come to breakfast with
mo. ' I said , 'I could not refuse. ' Ivcnt
and wns royally entertained. Ho wus
stopping at the palace , out of which
ho had slyly walucd in order to sco a bit oi
tbo town. As I was about to take leave I
invited him to breakfast. It was bold , out I
wanted him , and I wanted my English friend
to dlno.with him. The duke caino to tbo
hotel tbo following morning with
his attendants and ho sat down
to a moro royal breakfast than
ho bad given mo. I felt bound to give him n
bettor one. My English friend sat with us.
Now , when I gnvo the breakfast 3
had just enough money to pay the
hotel bill without counting the
cost of tbo breakfast. I wns thinking how 1
would manage it. My English friend asked
me If anything was the matter , I told him
my funds wore short. Ho only knew mo
as a stranger ho had met at tbo hotel , ami
with whom bo had had a good time. Ho sat
down aud drew a check payable
to mo for JESOO , saying : 'Pay
mo when you are in funds. There was a lot
tery drawing in a few days. I was inter
ested , but not largely. I won exactly JEWJO
and paid my English friend half the dAit on
the spot. The other half I bavo slnco paid.
Ho Is n man whom I love ubovo all others ,
and when I say good bye to the world ho
will iret every penny of my property. . '
have no children. While I was a
Copenhagen I taught school and umong the
pupils was ono of the Danish princesses
You will BCO that I huvo como in contae
with all classes of society , My troubles are
now all behind me. Moro than once I hav
determined not to open my mouth In reply to
any statementstimdoabou'.iiio. fomoofthej
have been terribly aggravating , us they huvi
been void of truth. With the exception o
the interview with McLean and Mitchell
all the Interviews with mo have been manu
fuciurcd. i have allowed myself to bekille
in enough ways to satisfy a dozen man.
have been denounced as a dynamiter when
never was ono ; I have been denounced us m
informer when I never was one ; I huvo been
described us u monstrosity , physically ns wel
us mentuy.v. You see what I am physically
I am fifty-four years old and Imvo yet to sci
a stranger Who could como within ten year
'of my ago. I tuUo peed euro of myself uui
in tbo last couple of hours huvo drunk mor
spirits than In the rest of the last si :
months. As I said , some of tin
lies told about mo were t > i
skillfully put together that I hui
to read tuem twlco to satisfy myself thu
they were lies. To give you an example
Just before I wus compelled to leave Berlin
dropped into the register office and la
spirit of deviltry , when nobody was about
wrote lu the register in u lurgo hand
'James McDcrmutt.1 Some tlmo afterward
when I was in Australia , I foun
copied in a paper there nn Interview wit
mo printed in an American paper. The In
tcrvicwcr said that ho mot mo in Berlin. His
description of mo was incorrect , but bo had
evidently heard of me , for much of his story
consisted of bits of old stones , but the only
word of truth In the Interview was the fact
that ho saw my name on the reg
ister. I have told myself it
was not worth whllo faying anything about
my enemies. They would always have the
last word. I mean people on the other aide
of the water. Now take O'Donovan KoBsa ,
for instance. I see that n man named Cnssldy
has brought suit ngulnst him , nnd that Kossa
denied ho had over received a check
from mo for the defense fund. Ho
was shown the face of the check
drawn by mo and made payable to him. Ho
sald.'Lootc at the back of It , ' and on the back
of it was bis own endorsement. Then ho
claimed that the check was given to him
personally by mo. Now , do I look like a
man who would give Kossa $501 I gave him
that money for the defense fund ,
and when bo says I did not
ho lies. Ho says ho never wrote
mo a line in his llfo and that I haven't a
scrap of paper In my possession to show that
ho did. Ho , has written to mo moro than
once , but his letters I haven't considered
worth keeping. In knockingnbout the % vorld
us I Imvo been compelled to , a man gen
erally gets rid of surplus luggage , and t have
destroyed a great many letters , but I have
something of Ilossa's written by him tome
mo when 1 was leaving America , and BO
Kossu will find out some day. I also hnvo a
word In writing from James Stephens.
When It became a matter of general belief
that I was In the pay of the British govern
ment I received u number of letters from
men offering to sell Information. Some of
thcso woio simply baits , but some
were bona fide. I did not answer
one of them , but turned them over at once
to the proper authorities. What use they
made of them I do net know , but unless I am
much mistaken thcso letters are nt the bot-
tcm of the enmity entertained Dy ono set of
English politicians towards another , both of
whom were friends until lately. I don't ,
know that I shall over visit the states.
There is no reason why I should.
I am comfortable in Europe. It la certainly
not fear that keeps mo away. I fear none of
thorn and you BOO the way I go about , with
out any moro precaution than you take your
McDermott asked hoxv a number of Now
York and Brooklyn newspaper writers were
prospering. For many of them ho said a
good word. Ho also asked how McGroarty ,
who keeps a ulaco where strong
liquors are sold , next door to tbo Brooklyn
Academy of Music , was getting along in the
world , and mentioned tbo fact that ho was
accustomed to make McGroarty's "a sort of
headquarters. " Ho spoke of the time ho
first corned a revolver , nnd said it wus after
ho hud been shot in the cheek.
For Kossa he expressed only con
tempt. Unlike the average Irishman ,
bo is for the government , and displayed a
pretty intimate knowledge of British politics.
In talking of Labouchcro's offer of 50 for
information of his whereabouts , McDermott
said bo did not want and would not take tbo
money , but ho would liico somebody to got it
out of Labuy , as ho called him. Ho
was in London , ho said , when the offer was
made , and did not try in any win-
to conceal himself. Ho oven asked a friend ,
n Frenchman , if ho did not want to make
50 , at the same tlmo showing him the
printed offer. The friend refused on the
ground that -'it might harm the count. "
Perhaps the intormution that thcro is
moro than ono Irishman in the states who
writes to McDerinatt and keeps him uostcd
will not be uninteresting.
Two Thousand Moro Out Resolve to
Continue tlin Fight.
LONDON , Sept. 1. Two thousand coal
heavers and burgo men employed by Parker
& Lambert hava joined the strikers. A
council of strikers last evening , af.or a long
discussion on the situation , decided to con
tinue the strlKo. A meeting of the
strikers was held in Hyde park this after
noon. Mr. Burns , the socialist agitator , and
other labor leaders made speeches. Resolu
tions declaring the men would continue the
strike until choir demands were conceded
were unanimously adopted. The enormous
crowd dispersed in an orderly manner.
Canon LIdden , of St. Pauls , hrs subscribed
to the relief fund.
In u sermon nt York to-day Canon Fleming
expressed sympathy with the strikers.
Meetings to express sympathy with the
strikers rro being held throughout the coun-
A Warning Note.
CntOAOO , Sept. I. The Chicago Trades' as
sembly to-day adopted resolutions declaring
that the wonderful rapidity with which the
great strko in London has spread from the
dock laborers to other occupations in no wlso
connected therewith , and the active Interest ,
sympathy and co-operation of tbo great
masses of the people In that city , together
with the tendered active help of the workers
in the industrial centers of Great Britain ,
Europe , America nnd Australia , murks the
existence in tbo minds and hearts of workers
of one common nnd vital Interest that makes
practical aud very probable a multitudinous
uprising of such great masses of angry
workers ns will seriously endanger the ex
isting social and Industrial institutions , nnd
emphasizes the Immediate necessity for ttu
employing class to concede such reforms as
will icniovo the possibility of a revolution
thut threatens such terrible results to llfo
and property.
An Aeroiiiiut's Peril ,
LONDON , Sept. 1 An exciting scene was
witnessed nt the exhibition by Mrs. Beuu
mont , the aeronaut , at North Shields ycster
day. In descending from her balloon with a
parachute tbu woman got caught by a light
ning conductor , from which she hung BUS
pended oy ono arm fur above the ground
There was a great crowd of spectators urn
the excitement wns Intense. Ladders were
brought us quickly us possible und by their
uid the during aeronaut made a safe descent
John Grass Says Thut Ho * Will Sui-aly
BISHAIICK , N. D , , Sept. 1. ( Special Tele
gram to Tim Him. ] The report that John
Grass , the brilliant chief of tbo Sioux who
led the Indians at Standing Hock to sign tlio
treaty for the opening of the reservation ,
bus been poisoned uy Sitting Bull lucks con
Urination , The cause of his prostration is
claimed by tbo Indians nnd himself to bo
sunstroke , und although ho himself says that
ho can not recover , thcro are hopes that he
will. An effort will bo made to remove him
from his humble hut to the agency , when
ho will bu given the host of medical treat
incut. The Indians are very mneli grievcc
ever his illness , und a gloom has been ca
over nearly every tribe on the reservation
Since the opening of the reservation Grass
hns been looked upon with iiffuotlonuta < \ I-
miration by-his people , und his death wouli
bu u severe blow to them. The latest re | > or
from thu stricken chief Is thut he la resllni
well , but he lit very weak and helpless.
Will Surrender.
PAKIS , Sept , 1. The Nineteenth Century
announces that Boulanger bus decided to
submit to arrest the week proceeding the
elections , lu order to avoid su.zuro before his
arrival iu Paris , ,
fi IV
Forces of the Department of the
Platte Pass In Rovlow.
Precision Pint Its the Mmucuvron or
the HecHlnrs , Showing Most
Cnrcful Trninlnc Unynlry and
Artillery Involutions.
A Memorable Military Event ;
CAMP GEOIIOB CIIOOK , ( via Fort Robinson ,
tfob. ) August 30. [ Special to Tun BEE. ]
The first grand review of the rogulararmy In
.ho field which has boon hold since the re-
jolllon , took place to-day In the valley of the
Whlto Ulvor under the eyes of Major Gener
al George Crook , the Inspector general of the
army , and n host of distinguished veterans.
The splendid spectacle o'f this afternoon baa
uid no parallel for twenty-four years In tills
country. ' This , in itself , is sufficient to dis
tinguish it. But in the brilliancy of Its ex
ecution nnd tbo charm of its surroundings It
ias never boon matched In the United States.
The war witnessed larger reviews of tired
and tattered veterans. The great gathering
in Washington ntthodibpernulof the nation's
armies In 1803 can , of course , brook no com-
rarlson as to numbers , A dozen states ovcry
year collect larger bodies of militia for
gubernatorial inspection. J3nt none of those
mentioned , or all together combined , pos
sessed the features of special and peculiar
significance which ' distinguished to
day's pageant. An eighth of the
army of the United States gathered on u
Held of peace , all arms of , the scrvlco repre
sented , every organization from company
and troop to brigade nnd division , every rank
iircscnt from second lieutenant to major gen
eral , line field nnd staff , and on Instorlcground
once wet with the blood of pioneer , savage
ma soldier , passed In martial measure before
the distinguished warrior who scarcely ton
years ago led a victorious column of Indian
ampalgnors up this littlb valley of the north
General Crook and his party arrived by
special early in tbo morning , paid a hurried
visit to the camp , and arranged that the
command of General Brooke should bo re
viewed at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Orders
to this effect were at oncd promulgated by
tbo department commander.
At i o'clock ' Colonel 'Vroorn nnd Majir
Richards selected the fluid for review and
issued orders for the formation of line with
the First brigade on the riCht and the cav
alry on tbo left , extending along Soldier
crook from the west end of' the upper garri
son to the cast boundary of the cavalry
. '
camp. i
The afternoon was a blessed relief from
the excessive beat of the past week. The
sky was dull and threatening. Great masses
of clouds rolled up Soldier creek and bluck
streake of vapor surrounded the vulloy.
Drops of rain in flurries began falling ,
stopped as if disgusted , started again and
ceased , only to repeat the original pro
' ' "
Shortly boforolmlf-past-3 the trumpet calls
lu the various camps prefigured tbo coming
grand review. Linp after line of regiments
took up the notes. They echoed from the
artillery and cavalry camps on the right ,
rolled in brassy tones through the First and
Second brigades and were ro-echood from
the trumpets of the Twenty-first infantry on
the loft. Simultaneously there was a move
ment from the tents of the department head
quarters. General Brooke , Major Vroora ,
Major Bacho and Lieutenants \Vaidcn , Ho wo
uud Truitt buckled on spurs uud swords and
prepared lo mount their charters , which a
group of orderlies were holding to the south
of thu camp.
A moment later an ambulance dashed up
to General Brooke's tent , and General
Crook , General Brcckenridgo nnd Colonel
Corbiu alighted and were greeted by the de
partment commander. The major general
and his party were attired in full dress uni
form. Colored acarfa crossed brawny
breasts. Gold epaulettes graced blue
blouscd slioulders , and corded aguil-
ottcs depended from gilded but
tons. There was an interchange of saluta
tions , hardly concluded before the notes of
the "assembly" raug out in seven camps on
the Hold below , aad fifty-eight companies
dressed into line , the Infantry by Brigades , the
cavalry by battalions the battery nil by
Itself. Five bunds struck up a stirring tune
and fifteen mounted trumpeters on the loft
blow the rattling strains of a bugle march.
It is a pretty sight from.headquarters tent
where I sit.
Tbo rain has ceased dropping and the sun
Is struggling to breakthrough the clouds ,
throwing deep shadowsupou the valley bo
Masses of horsemen are slowly moving
eastwards on the right. Long hues of blue ,
tipped with steel gray , flanked by regimental
bands , ore changing1 positions to the loft.
The movement in progress means tbo inver
sion of the entire line and its evolution on
Itself and backward an eighth of a mile , the
Firstbrlgade , now westward , being placed on
the extreme easterly portionthe Eighth and
Twenty-firBt regiments chauging positions
with each other.
A low rumble of'wheels , a mass of horses
and eight dark grouus piloted by a scarlet
guidon murks the advance of thu artillery
into position. To their rear , platoons of
horses and riders cross and rocross the line
of vision. Guldpns flutter and tbo light
glistens on polhmcd sabres. It Is the Ninth
cavalry forming into battalions
preparatory to forming line of musses ,
A-moment later General Brooke nnd stuff
huvo mounted and galloped down the slope
toward * , the forming Hue.
Let us follow.
Un the plain m the roar of tbo long line ol
quarters of the permanent camn the brigades
uro rapidly swinging'Into position. Midvvuy
between the line of the camps of tbo Seventh
and Second Infantry'uutt sixty yards to the
rear , stand two moqntud colored troopers
molionlcBsly marking with fiuttcrinir guldens
dons tbo reviewing point. Down the line to
the right a group of 'mounted o Ulcers show
thu position of General Brooke and staff.
On thu knoll buck of tbo reviewing position
are four ambulances surrounded by ladies
announcing the presence of fair visitors
Mrs. General Brooke , bar sister Miss
Steam * , Mrs. Major Worth , Mrs. Captai
Wells , Mrs , Lieutenant Chynowcth , form tbo
coi.tral group. Throe other bevies of ladies
from the garrison Ihi'nk It right and loft and
scan A'ith eager curiosity the milo long line
of will to gloved solilicry'whlch stretches on
the edge of the slopabelow , against the uaclc
ground of tbo glowering hills und hlutfs
across which the shadows uro chasing oacl :
other. '
There is a pause.
An aide gallops'tiwiftly northwards. At tin
wave of Ueneral DrooKc'n bund , a pulf o
umoko , a sharp report breaks from tbo loft
center of the line , und Soldier buttes echo
the thunderous epuads of u major general's
salute of thirteen guns , from Mujor Itiiuio's
General Crook mid staff are approaching.
Across the ridge tluiy ride , chupeuus
epaulets , elguillctCB 'und sashes mingling
their colors , followed by mounted orderlies
nnd take up their position in front of the
guidons wliich fuco the center of thu ex
tended line of troops , tbo largest assembled
together in rcviovsince tbu great march
down Pennsylvania avenue in ) & ( ' ? . As they
uro saluted by uud Biilule in turn Genern
Brooke and ttnff , Mujor Vroom , Major
B.iclje , Lieutenants Warden , Tuylor , Duy ,
Trult and Kowe , the great review begins.
It is a magnificent spectacle , the most
splendid in military surroundings which the
country bos witnessed lu twenty-six year * ,
is this pageant which ia now being unuctei
in this valley of northwestern Nebraska
General Crook has soon nothing like It for
years. General HrcckenrlKgo admits its nov-
ilty , General Brooke slnco the days when ho
succeeded General Shrridan in the command
of the army of 'tho Shouandoah has looked
upon no such scone.
Silhouetted against the encircling bluffs of
, bo valley of the Whlto river , rich In Indian
tradition and martial story , stand like stat
ues 2BOO men in line n milo and n
quarter long , arms at parndo rest , whlto
gloved hands rigidly grasping rifle nnd car-
llncguns nud caissons and riders and troops
iilcut and motionless. The clouds change.
The deep shadows of the background
lengthen und shorten , but there is no sign of
llfo in that living line with Its mathematical
spaces for regiments nnd brigades which
faces the brilliantly attired group of officers
silent between the fluttering Mn s.
There la another Hurry of rain drops which
sprinkle the scarfs and chapeaus and nunt
blouses with their glistening shoulder straps.
nnd clonmlng epaulettes. Tbo groups of oltl-
ccrs , division nnd departmental , mingle for n
moment , then wheel to the loft nnd gallop
rapidly down the line to begin the review by
brlirados. The sun peeps from the clouds to
look on the scon ? . Who can bliutio him tor
bis curiosity.
U Is now 4W. : ! Tlio great body of troops ,
in formation of brigades , with the brigade
commanders and their staffs forming clearly
defined groups in their front , stand at at
tention , Two ( louris cs of trumpets
ring faintly from thu extreme right as
General Crook , General Brooke , their staffs
nnd attendant oroorlics rein up before Colonel
nel Merrlum and his stuff , salute thu com
manding oltlccr of the First brigade , wheel
nnd trot rapidly down thu line of glisten ! ng
arms which uro presented lu thmr honor.
The Seventh Infantry band strikes up "Hail
to tbo Chief. " and swords drop gracefully
Into "saluto" as the reviewing general pasos
to tbo Eighth infantry nguln to bo greeted
with a major general's flourish of trumpets ,
a crush of martial music and the Klcum of
polished steel. Down tlio long line to the
Second brigade , Colonel Mlzuer command
ing , in the absence of General Whcaton ,
past the serried fronts of thu Seventeenth
and Second infantry regiments , amidst blnro
of trumpets , the sharp commands of regi
mental commanders and the rattle of nlles
thrown forward with tlio precision of clock
work , tbo brilliant group of officers ride. On
uarain past the Third brigade under Colonel
Blunt with the Sixteenth and Twenty-Ural
regiments , every eye to the front , rigid , mo
tionless , trumpets saluting and successive
bands breaking Into martial melody , the
horses und their riders advance. Tbo shrill
trumpet of Major Klnzio's battery shriokn
out Its note of honor , which scarcely dies out
before twelve bronzed trumpeters , ou gray
horses , in beautiful unison , welcome the re
viewing general to the Ninth cavalry.
How is it possible for horses to stand so ab
solutely quiet ? How can men bo drilled to
sit so firmly aud Hash GOO sabres into "pro-
snnt" with a single gleam of steel. It Is the
cruck colored regiment of the army not
afraid to dispute the palm with any white
reirimcnt of troopers , which holds the loft
and completes the line of the review.
A quarter to five. The reviewing party
wheels again to the left und passes in rapid
gallop along the rear of the line whoso front
they hnvo been inspecting. Once again , reg
iment by regiment , the trumpets flourish ,
the bands break out into stirring marches
and the full military honors duo to the high
est rank are paid by officers and men.
They are buck ognln on the front of the
First brigade t.nd hero the reviewing group
apparently breaks up. The grand march
past Is about lo begin. A cloud of dust rolls
up the great parade ground as Generals
Crook und Brcekcnridgo , Colonel Corbiu and
their orderlies dash along tbo line and ruin
into place around the reviewing station
guidon. Seel The troops are changing like
pieces of an intricate mechanism into com
pany front. That bluc-coatod line in an in
stant has become n scries of masse ) of men ,
arms at "corry"f aced at right angles to their
former position , company distances as true
as if measured with tape line , regimental
und brigade spaces beautifully marked , colors
fluttering gayly at regular intervals , all
waiting for the word of command
which is to pass them in motion
of march befoio that gray-bearded ,
gold opauletted commander who
sits his horse in the center of the valley
awaiting their approach.
They are in motion now. A crush of music
far to the eastward turns all eyes In that di
rection. Gouerul Brooke and staff head the
review. The general never looked more sol
dierly as he gracefully leads his staff past
the reviewing point and drops his sword in
responsive salute to the reviewing general.
A nuick wheel of horses , and General Brooke
joins General Crook by theI'utteriiiwguidon ' ,
his stuff placing themselves in the rear to
view the marching brigades. It is scarcely
domJ before the First brigade passes In re
view. At its head rides Colonel Mcrriam
with his stuff. There is a flourish of trum
pets , a dropping of swords , a raising of
clmpeaus. Colonel Merriam joins the re
viewing grouu unil the Seventh infantry ,
under command of Lieutenant Colonel A. S.
Burt , marches past in company , front arms at
u curry , six companies strong , the bund
wheeling to the sldo of the parsing regiment
aad playing a stirring march as it moves by.
And now comes the Eighth infantry ,
Major Kellogg commanding in Colonel
Kuutz' enforced absence. They march
like the veterans they are ,
with their gray-haired captains several
of whom commanded regiments during the
rebellion now loading bare skeleton squads
of clean , soldierly , well drilled men.
Glance across the field before tbo next
brigade arrives. Throe hundred yards dis
tant the artillery and cavalry are slowly
marching eastward in their position at the
roar of the procession. The effect is that of
a miignlflcent countermarch , the columns
crossing ouch other's line of march , with the
bluffs of tbo White rivet as a background.
But tbo Second brigudo is approaching.
In front rides Colonel Henry M. Munor , of
the Seventeenth infantry , who is brigudo
commander in the absence of General
Wheaton , on sick ropjrt. Once moro
trumpets flourish , officers salute and Its band
deploys in front of tbo reviewing officers anil
plays a brilliant march as tbo Seventeenth
infantry , led byMajorCasoy , passes between
it und General Crook and his party. It is a
fine command , and marches like a veteran
organization , with almost perfect alignment
and the distance of its ten companies us
neatly spaced as If staked out by an engineer
And now comes the Second Infantry , so
familiar to Omuhu readers of Tun BIB ; , led
by Major Edmoud Butler. The line band
breaks out with u crash of harmony as thu
six companies , in company front , march past
presenting the line appearance of well drilled
and disciplined veterans , lines clean cut and
well dressed to the right , logs swinging in
soldierly stride as If moved from u single
point , eyes front nnd rifles in perfect align
'i ho groun of officers around the reviewing
guidons Is growing larger and larger as each
brigade commander and bis stall joins tbo
distinguished party which cluster In the rear
of Generals Crook and Bropko.
The Third and last brigade of Infantry Is
now coming up. That grUzlcd and straight
figure riding in advance la Colonel M. M.
Blunt , of the Sixteenth infantry , ono of tbo
most rigid dlscipliiiirians tn tha urmv , and
the commander of one of the best drilled ol
uatallonn , regiments and brigades. Amid
fanfare of trumpets and tbo bluro
of bunds the Sixteenth , led by
Mujor Parka , marches past , succeeded
by Colonel Morrow's regiment , the Twenty-
first , under the command of Lieutenant
Colonel Poland. Like thu Second und Eighth
regiments , the TwentyTllr&tis well known in
Nnbruaku , especially at Sidney , its Jicad-
quarters. It sustains iu leputation once
uguin , as It always docs , marching steadily ,
evenly , In perfect form und ullgninent.
"How rumarJcuuly well tbo infantry
inarches over this gruund , " remarks tbq ln-
bpector general of tbo urmy to General
Crook , who answers with un approving nod. .
A sluglo trumpet now flourishes u salutiv
There U u rumble of wheels , atrcad of hoofs ,
and Buttery D , of the Fifth artillery , rides
past uuder coimnund of Major Kin/Io. The
scarlet guidons drop into saluto. The two
platoons cf guns and caissons rumble past
with gunnorH Bitting on the bluck boxes ,
their anus folded , their backs us straight ui
raimods , the alignment of guns and caisson * ,
two front , us close to perfection as dully dril
nnd un earnest und ambitious dril
muster can make them.
The succeeding interval IB short
but as ouo t'laucca eastward the
plain seems alive with approaching
nassos of horsemen. A moment later the
Ninth cavalry is before us , Major Knmllott
and stuff riding ahead. Tlio Inspector gen-
iral watches them closely. Well ho may.
f thoru is a bettor drilled regiment of c.vv-
ilry In the army ho hns never neon It.
Twelve trumpeters mounted on groy horses
> rcak out mto thu major general's salute ,
thcu Wheel to the loft nnd blow the march
ns the regiment In column of tionps
ormod in throe battalions under Cantnlns
'lukor , Loud and Ol unload passes by. A
ivlro drawn across the tails of that
Irst troop of horaus , as their riders , with a
clash and ( lush of steel , Riiluto General
Crook and party , would bo precisely nt right
angles to the reviewing point. What ex
traordinary alignment of troops
md what marvelous preservation of
distances between the moving horsemen.
Slowly they march past , thoau nlno troop ? of
colored cnlvarymon with officers saluting und
non drawing and currying aabros with
scarcely n movement of their bo lies. As
each troon passes by , the crimson and whlto
guidons drop Into saluto. So , too , does the
regimental standard ; nnd Its trusty guard of
'our non-commissioned officers proudly lets
t fall und flutter for a moment only , In the
august presence of the major general re
viewing ,
A last blast of trumpets , n lust stump of
loofs and the revlnw Is over. Generals
Jrook and Brockeurldgo turn to General
Drooko and thu brigade and commanders com-
illmcnt them IIDOII the entire success of the
evolutions , then turn their horses' bonds to
thu department hcmlqiiarters.towunls which
ambulances and riders uro nlroady directing
, heir way. It ismow a quarter after ilvu
o'clocK. The review hns occupied something
ever an hour.
Within u few moments General Brooke's
tent Is filled with a bright party of visiting
iidlcs , In anticipation of the reception to bu
lven by General Crook to tbo officers of the
various command ! ) . Brilliuntunlformsmovo
unong pretty gowns , and tunned und bronzed
cavaliers clint gaily with poach-blos otn
complexioncd maidens General Crook , with
General Breckonridco nnd Colnncl Corbln ,
xs guosva of General Brooke , Bhuko hands
cordially with the hundred and odd onicorn
who ride up by regiments , eaeh headed by
.heir colonel or commanding officer , to pay
; heir respects to the distinguished visitors.
There are many well-earned compliments
wld. Neither General GI-OOU nor the In-
ipcctor general of the army is at all chary of
iralso or hesitates to express his genuine
surprise nt the mugniUccntuppcnranco of the
command. General Brooke looks ns pleased
is is proper and soldierly undur the circum
stances , but ho Is nnturnlly proud
ot what his command bus been
nblo to show themselves capable of. The
iwo weeks' hard work ut battalion nnd bri-
; ado drill has crushed up rusty tacticians ,
; iven confidence to bright ones and turned a
ommnnd , brought together for the lirst
tlmo in its existence us individual units , Into
a great machine working with the precision
of some mighty automaton. As the guests
depart , a lovely rainbow breaks through the
clouds on the east and banes over the vulloy.
The sky begins to clear. Putchos of blue
peek through from behind the bluffs. The
sun comes out nnd shines brightly on the
camp below , on tent and parudo ground , on
ieadquartors and company street , on the
groups of dispersing men a few moments ago
; n inarching masses. Kvon the sun could
not long withhold its approval from the most
brilliant display in the past quarter century of
army history. W. E. ASNIS.
A rinttsmoiitli Chinaman Robbort.
PrAiT8MOUTir , Nob. , Sept. 1. [ Special
Telegram to Tim Bcu.J A man named Hay-
wood aud two unknown men entered the
laundry of Quong Lee to-day and extended n
very cordial invitation for him to attend the
church of the Sunctified nnd Love at Bothle-
bam , just ucross the river from this point.
After agicat deal of persuasion the Celes
tial consented to go. When the party
landed their skiff on the Iowa shore , Hay-
wood asked Quoug for some money to buy
whisuy with before they proceeded to the
church , and the demand was granted. All
the men suddenly disappeared after gottintr
tbo money and loft the poor Chinaman wan
dering through the willows hunting the
church. In u short tlmo the two unknown
men returned on horseback. Ouo of them
dismounted and handed the Chinaman a bottle
tle of whisky , whie.h ho took , and while in
the net of drinking the man attempted to
rob him , but , being quito drunk , tbo China
man easily knocked him to the ground. The
man called on his pal lor assistance , nnd
they succeeded in knocking "John" and down
relieving him of § 30. Ho climbed the deep fill
at the B. & M. bridge nnd told his story to
Bridge Watchman Dlxon , who telephoned
the Pacifio Junction authorities to arrest tha
Tampering With OiUtlo Brandt ) .
HAIUIISON , Nob. , Sept. 1. [ Special to TUB
Bnn.j For some tune past it has boon
known to stockmen and others hereabouts
that the brand of one of the ranches near
Oolrichs , Dak. , was being tampered with by
some parties , and during the recent general
round-up the outfit representing the " T"
ranch , near Oelrichs , found cattle whereon
the brand "T" had been added to in 'two
different ways. Ono manner of changing
tha brand on the animals was to prefix
to the proper brand , the latter character
crossing the bar of the original brund ant ]
ranking it road PAT. The brund PAT Is on
record iu this ( Sioux ) country , owned by
John Connor. Ho has acknowledged tins
tampering with T cattle , und the coinj
puny have taken all BO branded. Another
form was to place a vertical bar across the
horizontal one , and ulso place a horizontal
bar ucross the lower end of the T. The T
company arc fathering such cattle as give
evidence of having the brand BO modified.
i'nwnoo HaptiHtH Onlnbrnte.
PAWNEE CITY , Nob. , Sept , 1 [ Special Telegram
ogram to Tin : Una. ] The Baptist denomi
nation. of this city celebrated their twentieth
anniversary to-day. Uov. Hughes , of Chicago
cage , Is the present pastor , and since spring-
bus increased the membership about or.o
hundred. Appropriate exorcises were hcli
to-day , the Bennon being on "What Baptist ;
Believe. " Tno church was u.icUed am
crowds turned away. The present pastor
bus freed thu church from debt nnd now they
hnvo n very nicu building and uro prosperous
nud buppy ,
Salliio County i'rolilbi.
WILIIUII , Nob. , Sept. 1. [ Special to THE
BEU. ] Thu prohibitionists of this county
yesterday nominated the following ticket :
Clerk , N. E. Jlolmun , Tobias ; trensuror
Allen McLanel''riendcounnibbioncr ! ; , Noble
Crete ; sheriff , N. II , Johnson , Brush Crcuk
coroner , S. L. Hull , Tobias ; superintendent
Mrs , Merriek , Dorchester ; judge , Guy Ah
bolt , Crete ; recorder , H. M. Hull , DoWitt
surveyor , MuSaggart , Pleasant Hill.
Will Not Olmsrvo 1ml ) IP Day.
NKHIIAMU CITY , Nob. , Sept. 1. [ Spocia
to Tim BcB.J Labor Day will not bo
observed in this city , us the celebration com
mittee has not met with un.v great finanelu
encouragement by the citizens , Mr. Kan
sou ) , thu creator of the duy In Nebraska
like the prophet of old , scorns to bo wituou
honor a * . Ills own homo ,
Culliollo Chin oil Dedicated
15 1 , A in , Neb. , Sept. 1. [ Special Telcgrnm
to THE Bui : . ] 1 ho now Cathollo churcli
erected hero was dedicated to-day. Father
E Smith , the pilcftt in charge , was iibsistot
by u Jesuit father in the ceremonies. The
bells were blessed ut SiOa. : ! m. and mass was
celebrated aftorwnrd. Tlio service was very
largely attended by people of all denomiuu
tlohs. The church cost 4,000. ,
IHwliop DlcM From His In.fnrloH.
AU.U.NCI : , Neb. , Sept. 1. ( Special Tele
grum lo Tun BEE J Fred Bishop , the man
who was shot by Sam Ditto yesterday after'
noon , died from the effects of the wound n1
0:15 : this evening. Ditto Is under arrest. An
inquest will bu held over the remains to
morrow inorulug ,
Wantinmlcor , Croon nnil Mnckoj ?
Huvo n Sohomo.
No DctnllH Obtainable Ycl A llrlof
Biography nt iliu Now Inter-
Ktato Conunoroo Com
WASTIINOTON Uuniuu , TnnOtunt UHK , )
WASHINGTON. D. C. , Sept. 1. )
It now transpires that the object of the
ncetlnc1 hotwecn Wanamakur and Green ,
Saturday , wus to continue in private dis
cussion what has been carried on through
, ho newspapers for the past two months re
garding the prluo to bo paid for the traiis-
nlsslon of telegraphic messages , It may bo
said that Mr. Wunamakcr is not so fierce In
irivnte ns bu Is in print and that lie does not
ntcnd to treat unjustly ovou so wicked n
monopoly as the Western Union company.
Dr. Green and ho found n basis upon which
hey can agree us to rate ? , and it was also
iccoptcd by Mr. Macltoy ou behalf of the
? ostal company. The question of uniting
.ho telegraph und the mail sorvleo and using-
.he letter carriers to collect and deliver mes
sages wus only touched upon during the oan-
'ercnce , but It is n pot plan of Mr. Waua-
uakcr's and ho will doubtless make so ma
such recommendation in his report.
Tin : iiuxvv noND OFKKUINOS.
Attempts are being made by certain self-
styled financial writer * with bearish tenden
cies to show thut the recent heavy offerings
of bonds for redemption are proof of a ser
ous state of affairs In tlio money martteu
That this idea is o orrcct Is not believed for a
nomcnt by the treasury olllcials , or is Ib
born out by the faets. The total purchase of
: 's and 4 } 's during the past ten days have
tggrcgated about $22,000,000.
'Tho offerings have boon remarkably
steady , " said Acting Secretary Bachellor to
your correspondent last evening , "and there
s not thu faintest indication that they ro-
.ultcd . from u panicky feeling in the money
centers. On the contrary they cunio from
excellent houses , und simply indicate that ,
tlio holders of bonds have made up their
minds that the government docs not intend
to advance the price which will bo paid.
"It is worthy of note , " ho continued , "that
while last yoir at this time the nctual sur
plus in the treasury was about $ tl)7,0 ) < )0COO ) ,
it is no'w reduced to below $10,000,000 , and
this in spite of the fact that the price paid is.
1 per cent below tlio figures prevailing a
year ago. I consider the financial sltuatfoa
healthy und encouraging. "
It is expected that tbo offerings will con
tinue quite heavy during the present week.
Judge Wheeloek G. Veazoy , of Rutland , .
Vt. , who bun been appointed an intcr-stato
commerce commissioner , is a native of Now
Hampshire. Ho graduated from Dartmouth ,
college in 1850 , uud studied law in St renter-
Marston'a ofbcc. Just before tbo outbreak
of the war ho removed to Vermont. Ho wus.
a captain in the Third Vermont regiment und.
was successively promoted to bo major nnd
lieutenant coloncL Later ho wus made
colonel ot the Sixteenth Vermont. At the
battle of Gettysburg ho especially' dis
tinguished himself and led a charge that
broke Wileox's brigade completely. After
the close of the war Judge Vcazey resumed
the practice of his profession in Kutlnnd ,
and for the lust ten years has been a member
of the supreme court of the state. The log-
Isluture leets the judges biennially. Judge *
Veuzey bus for live terms received a unani
mous election , which is believed to-
bo the only case of the kind.
in the history of the . country.
Vermont does pretty well in this appoint
ment. Thut state already has a cabinet offi
cer , and the position of inter-cominorco com
missioner is next to thut in honor und emolu
ments. This appointment disposes of the
chances of Judge Graft for ft position on the
board , but it is still the belief among the in
terior department people that ho will bo
given the commissioncrhhlp of the general
land office.
KeproBontntlvc-olect Evans , of Tennessee1 , .
and General Go ft , ox-congressman und re
cently candidate for governor of West Vir
ginia , hold a consultation here yesterday
with the representatives of the Tobacco-
Growers' association with reference to a ,
raid on the next house of representatives for
the repeal ot the tax on that pioduct. They
concluded to cccuro pledges from all the can
didates for speaker of the house that if tncy
are elected tnoy will appoint a committee on
ways nnd means who will report u repeal
bill favorably. The candldutos who refuse
to muko this pledge will bo boycotted by the
tobacco men.
A privnta latter dated Buenos Ayrcs , July
20 , und received at Washington yesterday , ,
states that "In the last ten tinys our minis
ter , Mr. Huunu , of Crawfordsvillc , Ind.v
sailed for home not because he was recalled.
but on account of his falling health. He had
a very serious attack of apoplexy or soften
ing of the brain or something of that sort ,
from the effects of which ho has entirely
gone to pieces. For a while ho was not nblo
to articulate so as to bo understood and like
wise lost tils memory. Ho rallied somewhat
afterwards but was not able to attend to
business , nnd by the advice of his doctor
hastened home , not waiting for the appoint
ment of his successor , \\'a all hope that the
sea voyage will do him good and give him a
longer lease of llfo. "
Sccrotary Proctor has been conblderlng-
vcry seriously of lute the subject of the fre
quent desertions In thu army , and has been
casting about for a plan to cheek them ,
Tnliclng about the matter to-night , he said
thut the subject would rccolvo some atten
tion In his annual repot t. Ho has discussed
It with Major General Schollold und Adju
tant General iCelton , but what conclusion.
bus been reached , if any , ho wus not prepared -
pared to btutu at this tune. The secretary *
said that tlio majority of the deser
tions occurred In the first year ot
service , duo doubtless to the fact thai
a great many men enlisted la
haste and i ojiontod at leisure , uud after tha
first novelty of soldiering hud worn off ana
the men lound that tlio.v were pledged to
five years' itcrvico they ran away. The sug
gestion has been made that If thu term of
enlistment was reduced to thrco years tlio
percentage of desertions would not bo BO
great. While the secretary is not prepared.
to staid that thut would do away witli the
evil , ho Is rniihldering the suggestion lu con
nection with a great many otlionj that have.
been made to him. Ho says that thu stories
which Imvo bean printed of into In connec
tion with the bud and insufficient food given
to the men uro untrue , us the privates ara
well fed. Ho does not bullevo thai
the rank and file tire badly treated by tha
oIllcorH. but thinks there may bo nome truth ,
In the charges of brutality brought against
the non-commissioned officers , utid us the
latter are thrown In euch close communica
tion with the men It In a difficult matter to
control ,
From n remark made by the p/icrotury it Is
evident that ho believes the men have too
much non-military duty to perform , which
has always been a source of much dissatis
faction to the men. Secretary Proctor
would bo very glad to have the entire sub
ject InvcbtlL'uted by a committee of congress ,
which will very probably bo dono.
It Is announced that Mr , Ashburner has
been appointed an cxpeit'to collect statistics
about the consumption uud production of coal
for the next census. It would scam from , tbo
iiiino ef I no gentleman that it is the luoul
upproprluto selection that Superintmidant. .
Porter has yet uiaUu.