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A. O. Hallowoll , of the Drovoro'
Journal , Testifies *
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That's the llcnson Iho Industry
Thriven Hero No DUorlml-
natlon Against St.
Cnttlo Client ) nud Stcnk IIIcli.
CnicAOO , Sept. 0. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BKK.1 At to-day's ' mooting of the
sanatoria ! committee on dressed hoof and
transportation , Editor Goodull , of the
Drovers' Journal , nnd A. C. Hallowell.of the
Bnmo paper , wcro examined , Hallowoll ,
taking last week's receipts nod shipments ns
a basis , said of 08,701 head of cattle received
At the stock yards n largo proportion wcro
from Texan nnd were thin nnd poor , being
only fit for canning. These were used In the
pitching houses. The shipments of llvo stoclc
wore 2"Ml ! head. These shipped cast wcro
the finer grades.
In the course of A. O. Hallowoll's oxnm-
iuatlon Senator Vest said ;
"In your opinion how Is the dressed beef
industry In St. Louis prospering ? ' . '
"I con not say of my own knowledge. "
' But 3 ou hnvo a pretty good ideal"
"Well , I think St. Louis is urotty nearly
holdlnp her own. "
"How about Omaha and Kansas City ! "
"Oh , the dressed beef industry there Is
gaining very rapidly. "
"Hoxv do you account for the difference
between them and St. Louis ! "
"I know of no reason except that St. Louis
is too alow. "
"What do you moan by that ! "
"I mean that St. Louis has a general
reputation for being slow , "
There was a general laugh , nnd oven the
stately senators allowed tholr features to
relax. Mr. Hallowoll said that all the ship
pers ho knew bud an Idea that St. Louis was
n slow market , und us they wanted quick re
turns they preferred to ship to Chicago.
"How long have you boon horoi"
' 'About fifteen years. "
"Now do you not think the dcorcssed con
dition of trade in St. Louis is duo to some
kind of a combination which discriminates
against St. Louis dressed beef in favor of
that shipped from Chicago ! "
"No , sir , I do not. "
"You have heard of such a combination. "
"I hnvo hoard that three men were in a
combination of that kind , but I do not think
it was for the purpose of diverting trade
from St. Louis , as one of the parties has ex-
tcnslvo interests. In that city. "
"Who Is this man ! "
"SnmAUerton. "
"Who wcro the others ! "
"Isaac Wixul , and I think Nols Morris. "
"You nro not sure about Mr. Morris I"
"No , 1 am not. The matter was all settled
a good while ago and I do not think it was of
the Importance you attribute , to it. There
was a plan by which they received ? 1S u car
rebate on meat shipped from Chicago , but I
think there wus a discrimination against
Chicago which that rcbutu did not over-
coma. "
At the close of Hnllowcll's examination n
recess was taken until this afternoon. Before
fore adjourning , however , Senator Vest
stated that the committee was hero for tha
purpORQ of learning all theio Is to bo learned
about the mutter in hand and proposed to do
so. The dressed beef und stock yards people
ple had paid no attention to the summons of
the committee , but they must come foi ward
and testify ; there wus no way out of It.
Word was sent lo them to that effect.
Charles E. Ingorsoll wus the fiist witness
in the afternoon. Ho said that when ho
first wont Into the dressed bo6f business
there was twice the quantity of dressed beef
sold to eastern buyers that theio is now.
Under the old system there was a great deal
moro competition. Out of a 1,200 pound
steer witness believed about OT5 pounds of
good buof could bo obtained. That class of
beef would bring from S # to4 ccns a pound.
' When in the lust ten years were cattle
tbo highest ! "
"In Ib83. They commenced going up in
1831 and reached high wutor mark In June ,
lfaS2. A rapid decrease began in 18S5 , going-
lower in 1880 , and it reached the lowest
figure In 1B37. In 1SSS there was a slight
improvement during the summer months ,
but that was only for the best grade of
cuttlo. "
"Now , " said Senator Vest , "it has been
Enid hero that the enormous fall in the price
of cattle In Ib83 was by over-production , but
I sec since 1SS3 there has been a very marked
decrease in the supply , and still the price
went doxvn how do you account for that ! "
"I hardly know how to account for It , "
replied the witness.
In the course of Mr. Ingorsoll's eKainlua-
tion h < J was asked by Senator Vest :
"Is it true that dressed beef men some
times buy cattle by the train load by making
ono bid only and then dividing ! "
"I won't say they do , possibly. "
"Wall , they buy by the train load and then
divide the lot ! "
"Yes , they do that. "
"I thought so- the sumo thing , no competi
tion. "
Albert McCurdy , attributed the change in
business methods Iu the yards to the fact
that business had become moro systematized.
"i'Doro'aro fewer buyers , " ho suld "but
there ore more buying on orders. "
"Has the chungo mudo meat any cheaper
to the consumer ! "
"Not a great deal , " ho replied , "The price
of cuttlo nt the yards docs not affect the
price of steak ; not us much as It should. "
'Iho witness volunteered the statement
that the reduced prices wcro owing , in his
judgment , to tha extortion practiced by the
railways that Insisted on the old rate for
llvo stock while a reduced rate was made fur
droased articles.
"I want to nsk. " said Chairman Vest , "if ,
in your judgment , the popularly called 'Big
Foui' dressed beef men cuu regulate the
"I think they could not. I don't think
they do. "
Senator Vest was moro Interested In thn
lust witness than these preceding. It was
Fred J. Itowlund , u young man , who said ho
bud been In tha employ of Nelson Morris for
three years previous to threw man ths ago , in
tha capacity of office man nud filing clork.
"Did your firm over have any business con
nection with other drussad boot lirm , such
as Armour or Swlftl"
"Do I have to answer that ! "
"That is uiy desire , " suld tha chairman.
"Yes , they hud. There was u combination
in cut beef , u combination to sustain prices
in certain states. I can name tbo state * . "
"What wus the agroimontl"
"I did not say it was un agreement. I
know there wus u combination , nnd that
when the four firms sold dressed beef should
bo sold ut a certain price m these states it
wus iold at that figure.
A Sudden Dimtll ,
UED BAXIC , N. J , , Sept. a Thomas Vin
cent Murray , clglUocu years old , a son of
Superintendent of Police Murray , of New-
York , uiot a BUddoa death yesterday. ) la
wua playing ball und ran to catch a fiy. As
ho throw up his Immlho was seized with a
sharp pain npur the heart nnd foil. Hovns
y tukou homo und it WAI found that tha young
man hud ruptured u blood vessel neur the
liourt by over-exertion , Murray died two
tours later.
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\Vunt n KquUalilo Itnnkrnpt
d MINNEAPOLIS , Sept. 0. An adjourned
i ( netting of the national convention of com-
tuercial bodies for formulating an equitable ,
Uniform bankrupt law , Is being hold in this
tity , President J , L. Torroy , of St. Louis ,
preside * . ' 1 ho convention will endeavor to
( tut a bill before congress tbU winter. Vari
ous amendments to tbo bill n ore offered by
delegates uud were all referred to tbu com-
ATlilrty-Klclit Tonncr Bnratn With
out Tntal ItcsultN.
( Cnpi/rfpfit / iSt9 bv Jama OorJnn TltnHtlt , }
LONDON , Sopt. 8. [ Now York Hor-
, ld Cable-Special to Tun BEE. ! Whllo
cr majesty's turret ship Ajax xvns below
ho Mull of Galloway on Monday nnd the
TOW wcro at practice a thlrty-oigbt-ton RUB
exploded , The crew had run out the pun to
ra It when a shell exploded Insldo the gun ,
'battering ' It n few foot from the ruuzzlo.
arts of the gun blew outwards to sea , only
a small portion going Insldo the turret Ono
iluo jacket wns slightly wounded on the
orukcad , The Aax ] is a guard ship on the
American Tourism ComtiiK
ICnpi/rfo'it ' I8S9 IiJama | / dunlin ncnntlL , ]
LONDON , Sept. 3. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tan Br.E.l Homoward-
ound Is the cry among Americans , and
nicking In haste to catch the fast trains for
Liverpool und Southampton. Among the
' ( mongers on the Teutonic , which will salt
io-morrow , nra Ctmuncoy Depew , A. M.
. 'aimer and James H. Osgood ,
Coming Alter Information.
ICnpyrlght ISS3 JiJiinta / Goiilm ItennM " \
LONDON , Sopt. 3. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB Bun. 1 Ellis Chine ,
president of tlio Association of Municipal
Sanitary Engineers of England , will sail on
ho Servia ou the 21st for the purpose of no *
qualntlng himself with the methods adopted
n the largo allies in the states for the dis
posal of sowugo and refuse , and also with ia-
crnal sanitary arrangements ,
The Muylinck : Commlttfio- .
[ Oi/i | tghl ly > bu jumu Won ton lltnu'M , I
LONDON , Sent. 3. [ Now York Herald
lublo Special to TUB BEE.J Thu May-
brick committee Imva decided to obtain bar
counsel's opinion ns to tha best method
whether by habeas corpus or in any other
y of annulling tlio homo secretary 's do
clsion in the cases of Mrs. Maybrick as being
ultera vires in order to quash the verdict ,
and to liberate the prisoner. Subscriptions
to this end are sought.
Iho Great London Strike Still In
Full Force.
LONDON , Sept. 8. A deputation of ship
owners , headed by Sir Donald Curnowailed
upon tha officials ot the dook companies
again to-day and urged tha acceptance of
yesterday's proposal to allow ship ovvnois to
employ tholr own men to load and unload
vessels. Norwood , for the dock companies ,
replied that they could not accede to tha
: iroposltlon , but would bo willing
to enter Into a further discussion
of all of the questions involved with
a committee of shliitowncrs. The result of
this conference pjfstroys the chauco of
arriving nt a settlement of the strlko to-day
and embitters the feeling of tbo men.
At a meetinc of ship owneisthis afternoon
a committee was appointed to confer with a
committee of dock officials In accordance
with Norwood's suggestion. The dock of
ficials Rtato they have at work now n greater
number of men than at any time since the
commencement of the strike , and they do
not propose to make any concessions.
At n meeting held of the Tower Hill strik
ers this morning It was decided to continue
Lho strike. It was announced that donations
; o thn relief fund had bean received from
Fiance , Germany und Switzerland. The
chairman of the trades union congress at Dun
dee , in an address dwelt upon the discon
tent prevalent among the working classes
owing to the uucortalnty of their employ
ment and tbo unequal distribution of the
fruits of their labor. Ho advocated the udop-
.lon of a legislative enactment nukinir eight
lours a day's work as a step iu the right di-
31or Hopeful. '
LONDON , Sept. 3. It isbolioved the dock
directors will yield by'lbursday. Mr. Noi-
wood scut a telegram requesting a conicrenco
with a deputation of strikers Into this
Burns , addressing n meeting to-night ,
justified the manifesto calling for
a gincral strike on the ground
that it hud drawn greater attention to the
appeal for funds. Ho announced that bo in
tended immediately to promote a strike in
Ono hundred thousand relief tickets , of the
value of a shilling each , were issued to-day.
Liverpool Dock Men Sti-lko.
LIVEUPOOL , Sept. 3. The dockmon who
have been employed on craln and flour laden
ships hero have struck for an increase of a
shilling a day Iu their wages und work on all
vessels has been suspended ,
'Ilia Pollou Interfere.
LONDON , Sept. 3. At Rochester tbo poilco
have been compelled to interfere for the pro
tection of men unloading vessels in the Med-
wny , who wcrp attacked by strikers.
Iho City Occupied Without the
Sliiiluest Disturbance.
PoitT-AU-PaiNcii , Autjust 23 , via Now
'York , Sopt. 8 , [ Special Telegram to THE
BBB.I At dawn this morning tno whole city
was agog. Just before 0 o'clock the diplo
matic corps , General Montmoronoy nnd sev
eral American naval o dicers wont outsiao
the northern wall and delivered up the city
to Hlppnlyte's representative , General * Mon-
point Jouno. This ceremony completed , the
procession , composed of 2,300 , northern troops
und headed by a man on horseback bearing
the United States flag , followed by United
Status Minister Thompson , Lieutenants
Kelly nnd Huso of tbo United States navy
und the foreign consuls , entered the city.
There was not tha slightest , dlsturbancp und
the whole affair was conducted with dignity.
The northern men are a finer-looking race
than thu southerners. They were m march
ing order , with their knapsacks , canteens
und huvorsacks with two days' rations. They
wcro hotter uniformed than their southern
countrymen and better urmed. There wcro
about seven hundred cavalry and eighteen
hundred Infantry. An hour later a second
column came from thu cast Mdo from thu di
rection of La Cope. At 1 o'clock this after
noon a third column will enter from tha west.
By night there will be 8,000 northern troous
In the city.
'Iho populace- looked on without n demon
stration , indeed with apparent Imliffcronre.
The city Is In perfect ooutrol and all fears of
a panic and not huvo passed away. To the
United States moro ihau to any other coun-
tiy thin good result is duo. The good sense
and firm front of Admiral Gburnrdi showoJ
uuv avll mlndud portion that the ICoarsargo
was not , to bo trilled with. Her work Is done
hero and in a few days sha will start home
ward , possibly waiting for the Ualena , and if
liar coming is long delayed Bailing before
her arrival ,
In Old Mexico For Monte <
ziiinn'o Hidden Troumiro.
CITY or MEXICO , Sept. 8. Extensive cxca
yatlons are being made at tha suburban town
of Coyoucan , The object of these excava
tions , wlucti are being mudo by private asso
ciations , in to recover treasures of goli
uud Jewels supposed to bo bid
den there bv Emperor Montezumu
ot tbo tlino of the Spauleh conquest. Senor
Marcudo , ono of the puny cuKugcd in the
work , is u lineal descendant of the lust Aztco
mporor Cuanicnmc. Ho says ( hat be has in
his possession hleroglyphta documents whica
convince him that it wus there that Monto-
in nm hid his treasure , the valuu of which
U not less ' .bun 120,000,000 , while some put it
Ho Took Oflbnso at a Ruling of the
Acting ; President.
It is a Complete Surprise to the "Wt'st-
cin Freight People Tlio South *
western Pnssanucr Asso
ciation Ahjorbod.
Too Much Superior Officer.
CHICAGO , Sept. 0. [ Special Telegram
to Tun 13EE.J The Illinois Central railroad
is without n general manager.
E. T. Jeffery resigned peremptorily from
ils ofllco to-day , the resignation going Into
sffcct at 5 o'clock In the afternoon.
The action was taken as the r9sult of un
order given by Acting President Harriman ,
which practically overruled Instructions
lyen by 1'rcsident Pish to General Manager
Jeffery Just before the former's departure for
The story of the trouble is an interesting
ono and shows the folly of Igno
rant superior officers meddling with the work
of officials who uro without superiors In their
department and with whom no fault can bo
From a memorandum prepared by General
Manager Jeffery and presented to Vice-
President and Acting President Hurrltnon
with his resignation , "It appears the first
trouble arose on April 17 , 1889 , when the
boar'd of directors , mooting iu Now York ,
iimuudcU the by-law In referenceto the
maximum rates , being these established by
the railroad and warchouso commissioners
of Illinois , by adding the words : "And no
reduction In such rates shall bo nmilo by any
officer or employe of the Illinois Central rail
road company without the approval of the
president Is first had and obtatted , who
shall Immediately report his action to the
board. " Both before and after the change
In the by-1 iw the matter had -boon thor
oughly discussed In a conference
between President Fish , General
Solicitor Ayer and General Manager Jeffory.
With the president's ofllco In Now York , In
stead of In Chicago , where It had been for
thirty years , it was ngieou on nil hands that
the trafllc and commercial business of tbo
company could not bo satisfactorily con
ducted if all questions of rates must bo ro-
ferrcd to the president. At a conference
early in May , President Fish admitted the
amendment should bo stricken out , and said
lie would call u meeting of the board and
bavo It changed. This was not done , and as
President Fish was to sail for Europe July
10 , General Manager Jeffery had no recoursu
but to band in his resignation , which ho did
July 1. In his resignation , hoxvevcr. ho paid
ho would stay with the company until Da-
comber 31 , provided ho could exorcise the
same powers ho had previously. This per
mission was civen In u letter fiom President
Fish dated July 5 , but in which no reference
to the resignation was made. Yesterday
morning Vice President Hurriman arrived In
Chicago and ono of his first nets was to ver
bally order General Manager JefTor.y to refer
to him , while in Chicago , any application for
a reduction of rates. General Manager
Jeffery replied that ho had arranged this
matter with President Fish previous to his
departure for Europe , and iu vo\v ! of
the acting president's order ho would hand
him Ills resignation to take effect , at 5 o'clock
In the evening. This was done and the
.resignation was promptly accepted by Acting
President Harriman In the following reply :
"Your letter ointalning your resignation
has just been handed to me. Believing , us I
do , that the wishes of the directors , as ex
pressed in the by-laws of the company ,
should bo respected , and un earnest attempt
mudo to work under them , and that , if then
found impracticable the by-laws should bo
referred to the board for modification. I see
no otnor course than to accept your resigna
tion , which I do with deep reirret. "
Hallroad men to whom this letter was
shown doubted its being a genuine expres
sion of opinion. It was tbo common belief
that Mr. Harriman came to Chicago with no
other intention than that of badgering Jeffery
fory into a peremptory resignation which ho
might accept dnung the absouco in Europe
of President Fish.
'J ho whole trouble Is the result of alone
foutl between the men , in which every Chica
go railroad man heartily champions the side
of Mr. Jeffery.
Vice-President Harrimnn's order , which
caused the resignation , Is a point blank over
turning of President Fish's ruling , which
gave General Manager Jeffery authori
ty to ignore the amended by-law
until December 31. It is doubtful If any
railroad man was over spoken of in more
complimentary terms than when it was
known in July ho had sent , in his resignation.
Anything said now must , In a measure , bo a
repetition. It Is sufllclont that ho is recom
mended as being ono of the most competent
railroad men In the United States. Es
pecially In the west ho has become known as
the practical head of the great Illinois Cen
tral railroad , his superior ofllcers all living
in Now York.
Pending the appointment of a now general
manager , General Superintendent BOCK
takes the place vacated by Mr. Jeffery. No
other changes are at present contemplated.
Mr. Jeffery was seen in his late ofllco , but
had nothing to add to the above. Said no :
"I am a subject for congratulation and am
glad to get out of the harness. I have no
dallnito plans and think I owe myself u rest ,
I have no intention of going awav from Chi
cago. I hnvo lived hero thlrty-threo years
and hope to llvo here the rest of my natural
llfo. " .
Fnithorn'H lloport n Surprise.
CHICAGO , Sept. 3. [ Special telegram to Tun
BKK.J The report of Chairman Falthorn to
the Western Freight association thin morning
was u complete surprise. It was surmised
that his mission to New York to Induce the
trunkjincs to make pro-rating arrangements
with the Chicago roads bad been a
failure. Not a member of
the association thought otherwise until tbo
chairman's report. It was in brief that tbo
trunk lines' cxccutivo committee had the
matter In charge and would notify tha Wc
era Freight association of Itsdecision next
Monday , It was thcroforo voted that the
association adjourn until next Monday and
that no road should break the statute by at
tempting In any way to make individual pro
rating arrangements with any eastern
Chairman Falthorn seemed encouraged at
the result of the trip and said ;
"I see no reason why thu trunk lines
should not uccopt our proposition , ni wo only
ask what they grant the Canadian lines. I
do not care to say what 1 think they will do ,
but In all equity and Justice it seems clear
what they ought to do. "
This matter of pro-rating Is an extremely
important ono. If no arrangements can bo
made It practically gives over to thn Cana
dian Paciflc and "Soo" lines the vast north
western through trafila formerly carried by
the Chicago lines. The situation Is ren
dered much moro complicated by the fact
thai , the Burlington Northern must got
Bomo through traftla even at low rates , us its
local traffic Is insignificant. The whole situa
tion has been repeatedly explained , but is
now of special something decisive
will bo done within a week ,
Southwestern Association Abso bod.
CHICAGO , Sept. ; i.--fSpccial Telegram to
THIS BEB.J The Western States Passenger
association to duy absorbed the Southwest
ern Passenger association. It was also do
ciUeu not to recognize any cut or munlpu
luted rates made by road * in otbor assocla
tlons , and word was Bant to the central traf-
tlo association that on the present cut rates
from Fort \Vayno to tha Pacitlo coast , fui
wet tern proportions would bo charged. It
wan also decided not to use the present war
rates between Chicago ana Cincinnati and
Louisville and Indianapolis , us basing rates ,
Mooted Points nt Ijitnt Uco.ldcd by
Juilco McCoruicll ,
CIIICAOO , Sept. 0. Immediate upon tbo
iponlng of the Cronin trial tills ; morning n
discussion upon the propeif questions to bo
submitted to the Jurors was resumed. The
court stated there wore certain qucstlops ho
could not permit , as hoidocmed thorn fin *
iroper. Continuing , Judge McConnell snld :
'I should like-to have tlifc state now simply
any that these three questions will bo per
mitted : First , Hnvo you formed an opinion ns
to whether Dr. Cronin Was tnkon to the Carl
son cottage by the horse and bnppy oncagad
by Daniel Coughlln irora Dlnan , the liveryman -
man ) Second. Hnvo you an opinion ns to
whether Martin Bunco , ono of the defend
ants , was tenant of snld Carlson cot tngol
Third , Havu you an opinion that the so-called
Clun-nn-Gnel society Is In any way to blnmo
for the death of Dr. Cronin I'1
The discussion finally settled that thcso
questions would bo the only ones asked of
the Jurore who hnvo road newspaper reports.
Judge McConnell finally permitted the addi
tion of these two questions : .
"Havo you formed an opinion ns to whether
the death of Dr Cronin was tha result of a
conspiracy ? " and "Havo you formed an
opinion as to whether any of thcso defend
ants was a member of said conspiracy I"
The panel was then called ana the lawyers
entered the long and arduous task of select
ing a jurv. * *
The afternoon session was devoted entire
ly to the examination of salesmen. Four
men were tendered to the prosecution by the
defense , but two of them were peremptorily
challenged by the state nud excused. The
remaining two men were held over until to
morrow , and It is possible tho. Rtuto may con
clude to accept ono or both ot these gentle
men. No definite progress thcroforo in tha
selection of a jury has been made thus far
and tbo prospects nro that a full Jury will not
DO secured untl1 the poiamptory challenges
of both sides are exhausted and legal dis
qualifications become tbo only pretext for re
jecting a'juror.
Tlio Town of Jay Gould , Montana ,
HOB a Narrow Escape.
HELENA , Sopt. 8. Rain and snow has ex
tinguished the llrcs that have been raghit ?
for the past month.
In tbo vicinity of Elllston and Ten Miles
snow to the depth of four to six Inches covers
the ground. The tires ra ed tircoly Satur
day and Sunday. Fifteen hundrnd people * it
Is estimated , turned out at Elllston and other
places to tight it. They worked all night
Saturday and to half past 1 Sunday night
Many came out with scorched faces , burned *
clothing and b'oodsnot ' eyes. Hugo cinders
wcro blowing in the air ana the arrival of
ram and snow wcro never so Welcome as It
was then. In the morning the top of the
range was covered with snowo very rare oc
currence ut this season of thayear. The flro
still smoulders In tbo trunks , of trees , and
may take a fresh start if the wind rises.
Many bridges were burned as well as minors'
The snowfall saved the town of Jay Gould
and the gold mill and mining property located
there. The lire at Ten Milos'wus ' disastrous.
The timber in that section was Jlr , cedar and
| ) Ine , und was said to bo t ho. 11 nest forest in
Montana. Hundreds of the trees were four
feet thick at the trunk. There Was ono pile of
logs which stood twenty foot high and three
hundred foot long. The area burned is very
large and the occupation of the woodmen in
that section is gone forever , as everything Is
burned to ashes. '
Ho Expresses Hid Views on the Lo
cation of th < i "World's Fair.
CHICAGO , Sept. 8. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. | Edward' Pierropout , the
veteran Now York banker and prescut head
ot the banking house of Picrrepont & Mor
gan , is In Chicago on his return from a sum
mer visit In the Hocky mountains near Den
ver , Ho has this to say of the world's ialr
project : "It will bo u stupendous affair and
something that no one city can successfully
carry out as it should bo without the
heartiest co-ouoration of congress. This
should bo more than a moro appropriation.
My exporieneo with foreign nations is that
they thinic less of tbo Individual and moro of
the government. To obtain their hearty co
operation our government must show the
greatest interest in the enterprise and
Europe will then do likewise.1' Speaking of
the rclativo claims of Ne\v York , Chicago
and other cities , Mr. Picrrepont said : "I do
not believe It Is going to lie an auction.
Not only Is it a national affair ,
but an international. One million
dollars moro or less In ono locality is going
to settle tbo question. This must bo done ,
and from patriotic motives. , It must bo in
the rlcht place , wherever that Is. Of course ,
I think that Is Now York , but congress may
not. Both Now York and Chicago are work
ing hard. Chicago is without doubt going to
get assistance from the great railways in the
west. " Mr , Plerrepont bus been looking
after some of his railway interests. "This
country is now going through tha crisis Eng
land had , " ho said.Vo have too many
roads , but I think 1 already see the chance
for thu hotter In the growing prosperity of
the country , that Is helping the roads. Wo
shall certainly weather the storm that has
depressed stocks.
Itcv. Moore , Chosen Editor of the
Western Christian Advocate
CINCINNATI , Sept. 8. A special meeting
of the general book committees of the Meth
odist Episcopal church was hold In this city
to-day to clrct a successor to tha late Rev ,
Dr. J. H. Bayllss , editor of the Western
Chmtlan Advocate. Key. DoA'id H. Moore ,
of Denver , Coin , , was elected. , Dr. Moore is
an Ohio man. Ho served in an Ohio regi
ment during the wur , reachitlif tbo rank of
lieutenant colonel. Ha 'graduated at the
Ohio Wcsloyan university. ; preached at
Columbus and Cincinnati nnd , was president
of Wcsloyan Fcmulo collage , ut Clnclnatl
before ho went to Denver , Wjiero ho now
lives and where he was until recently at tbo
bead of the Denver university . , '
SaN FIUNCISCO , Sopt. 8f Tbo taking of
testimony in the habeas corpus proceedings
in the case of Deputy Marshal Naglo , who
shot und killed Judge Terry-recently , was
commenced In the United States circuit court
to-duy. Several witnesses , were examined
as to the past conduct "of/Mr. and Mrs ,
Terry und the threats made uy thorn. Couii
sol for the dofonsa said they expected to
prove that tbo lifo of Justicdlfield had boon
tbroatencd long prior to'ltlio assault ut
Liubrop , and that Naglo , /shooting / Terry ,
had ov ( ry reason to bollevp ( that unless ho
did so these threats would llw carried out ,
and in acting us bo did , h3 merely did his
duty us a sworn ofllcor of thfr law.
Hlnatnd Out * Copper.
DULCTII. Minn. , Sopt.f 3. [ Spoclal Tele
gram to THE Unu.j At 4'o'clock a blast was
touched off where workmen are excavating
for the basement of ( ho new Presbyterian
church ana u Urge amount of rook was dis
charged , dlsclistng aa immeuso pleca of
float or natlvo copper surrounded by a largo
vein of what miners call gray copper. It is
evidently part of the same vein which was
struck boino months ago when excavating
for tha Masonia temple. Its course will bo
traced outmdu tno city limits , und If It holds
out mining operations will commence at
Aniorlcun Loalnnot * Honor Adjourn .
CIIICAOO , Sept. 2. The supreme council of
the American Letrlou of Honor cloned Its
sessions hero to-duy with the Installation of
the officers elected last
Two Children Burned to Death at
Dluo Springs.
The Attorneys or Cm-son File n Volu-
in I n it n R mil o ( ' Exeoptlons
An Interesting Post-
olllco Fljihc.
rhirnrd to Dentil In n llnrn.
WIMOIIB , Nob. , Sept , 8. [ Special Tola-
gram , to THE Her. . ] A lira broke out In n
barn belonging to Hoy. Andrews nt Hind
Springs , u suburb of this city , nt about Us 30
o'clock this afternoon. Two children of
David Gay , aged three nnd four yours , were
In the barn at the time , and the general sup
position Is that they were playing with
matches in the hay loft. The lira had gamed
such headway when discovered that it was
Impossible to save the children , nnd thotr
charred nnd almost unrecognizable remains
were found In the ruins. Mr. Gay Is n
traveling salesman employed by the Dotup-
stor Wind Mill company , of Beatrice. The
loss on the barn Is about $300.
A Voluminous Bill < > ! ' tCxqoptlons.
HnATiucE , Nob. , Sept , 3. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB Bnn.j The attorneys of
Carson , the murderer of Chauucoy West ,
who Is sentenced to hang November 1. to
day filed n voluminous bill of exceptions.
The data of hearing bos not yet been fixed.
I'rnlrio Plros Around Hnrrlson.
HAIIIIISON , Neb , , Sept. 3. [ Special to TIIE
BEE. ] bparks from a locomotive passing
west kindled a flro In the dry grass , and ,
fanned by a strong wind , It has swept over
thousands of acres of prairie and created
some little uneasiness as regards the safety
of this place. The section hands nud others
have fought the flames , nnd restricted their
progress to such an extent as to prevent the
destruction of houses and other buildings ,
but a largo quantity of hay , lying on the
ground , rakoa Into winnrowsand stocked on
the prairie , has been burned. It is estimated
that 250 tons of hay already cut has been
burned , besides denuding a largo area , from
which nothing can now be obtained. Tnis is
rendered moro serious by reason of the
shortage of the bay crop through a dry
season , atid hay had already become a valua
ble article to the farmers The foreman of
the section wticreon the fire originated has
received orders to estimate the damage done ,
and is now engaged computing the loss sus
tained In the track of the ilia. The lire Is
now burning timber In the canyons , but no
further damaco is feared.
A llostoii bwlndlcr Exposed.
HEBROX , Nob. , Sept. 3. [ Special to THE
Biiii. ] The scheme of a Boston man to
swindle Innocent Investors by soiling a piece
of Hebron property worth $2,500 for $25,000
has just been exposed hero.
The first Intimation received hero was n
letter of Inquiry to the First National bank
from a would-bo eastern Investor , asking as
to the desirability of an investment in lots in
"Bclgravla Park , a beautiful suburb of Ho-
bron. " Imagining that there might bo a full
grown African in.tho wood pile , "MrlCollins
and Mr. Bennett wrote for further particu
lars , receiving copies of the advertisement ,
terms of sale , and other information. About
the same time Postmaster Scott received a
similar latter of inquiry and u largo
printed pint and prospectus of "Bel-
gravia Park. " In addition , George
M. Hunt noticed the regular ap
pearance of thu aavertlsomont in the Woon-
sooket ( R. 1. ) Evening Reporter. It was
also learned that a number of eastern papers
were publishing the following advertljeinont ,
which is signed A. L. Gludwin , 18 School
street , room 44 , Boston :
It is three and one-half miles from the
center of Hebron to the center of "Belgravia
Park , " by section lines. It is altogether too
far to bo ( > a beautiful suburb to Hebron , "
No Hebron man is Interested in this
scheme. It Is palpably an effort to soil a
quarter-section of land worth fi om $2tOI ) to
i,200 for the neat sum of $ .25.000 , und moro
If the "price will bo advanced. " The land
formerly belonged to J. G. Lyford , but the
records show that on December 0 , 18&S , ho
sold It to Dustm Lancoy , of Middlesex coun
ty , Mass. , the consideration being l'L and
other considerations. "
Thnro Is another suggestive fact , and that
Is there Is no plat on IIlo.
Tbo statute of Nebraska relating to this
mutter Is as follows :
Any person who shall dispose of or offer
for sulu or lo.iso any lots In any town , or ad
dition to any town or city , uutll tbo plat
thereof has been duly acknowledged anQ
recorded as provided in this chapter , shall
forfeit and pay $50 for each lot and part of
lot sold or disposed of , leased or offered for
sale. '
There has been , so far us can bo learned ,
no survey of the land Into lots or blocks. For
the purposes of ot a "suburb to Hebron"
the lots are practically unsalable to anyone
knowing the f.icts.
Hebron is a beautiful town , full of enter
prise , push ana Intelligence. It Is already
more than amply provided with subnrbs. It
will extend a welcome greeting to all who
come , but wants no additions to its popula
tion through misroptesontatlon.
Interesting 1'ostofllaa Fltchr.
PAWNEB CITY. Nob. , Sept. 3. ( Special
Telegram to THE Bun. | Dubois , u town In
this county , Is enjoying a postoillce light that
is interesting. Two banks are lighting over
the postofllca removal. The State bunk has
sheltered the postofllco since its Inception.
The present postmaster promised to leave
the ofllco where it was. Yesterday C. E.
Casey served un order on him , signed by
Clarkson , to remove the pOHtofllco to the
other part of town at onco. Casey Is Inter
ested in tbo Farmer's bunk in that portion of
town und the removal is to bo made to-night.
Appointed Postmaster at CoIiimlxiH.
COLUMBUS , Nob. , Sept. 3. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB UKK.J Curl Kramer received
notice of his appointment as postmaster of
this city to-day , His appointment is re
ceived with general satisfaction.
Indium * Dosenrato Graves.
BI.AIK , Neb. , Sept , 8. [ Special to THE
BEK. | For the lust few days there have
been some Indians camping on the edge of
town. They were noticed hanging around
tbo cemetery , and Mayor ilallor found they
had stolen nil the vases uud otbor ornaments
on his daughter's grave. Ho und the city
marshal went out to the camp and domnndud
the ro'ics ' , but the Indians denied having
them. But rather than bo arrested , they
commenced to bring out the stolen goods ,
which consisted of forty or llfiy ornaments
from the different graves. The mayor then
gave them thirty minutes to skip , and they
improved the opportunity ,
Fell Twenty-Two Foot.
CoiUJinus , Nob. , Sept. 8. [ Special Tele
gram to TilK BKE. ] Jack Spemmerhorn , of
Kcarnoy , while plastering on the second
story of the now Sheldon block , slipped und
fell twenty-two feet into the basement. Ho
was badly hurt In the buck and otherwise.
His attending physicians think ho may re
cover ,
Perkins County Keimblloan Ticket.
GIUNT , Neb. , Sept. U. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE BEE. ] The republican county
convention met at this place to-day. It was
more harmonious than had been expected ,
The ticket Dominated wan a surprise to
everybody , but two of the announced candi
dates receiving a nomination. The ticket U
regarded as a particularly strongoiihnnd will
bar any Independent movement. Following
Is the tlokot : Treasurer , E. M. Harrison ;
clerk , J. B. Millar ; sheriff , T. II. Thompson :
Judgo. U. F. Hastings : county superintend *
ont , Mr. F. A. Uniting ; surveyor. H. H. Ar-
tcrburn ; coroner , Daniel J. Finks.
Snfo llobbory nt Wnlioo.
WAHOO , Neb , Sopt. a [ Special Telegram
to THE Bcn.J Last ulgnt professional
cracksmen visited the lumber oftlco of D. li.
Phelps , and nftor effecting an entrance
through n window pror-codod In the most ap
proved style to drill a hole between the lock
handle anil combination knob , knock off the
lock , open the outside door ana break In the
Inner door and cash box with n sledge linm--
mcr and pocket thu cush , amounting to only
$ .30 mid a few papers , and then left without
arousing uny ono. The Work was neatly
done and showed the artistic skill of profes
Day nt Untnp Crook ,
CAMP QnonciB Citooic , ( via Fort Uoblnson ,
Nab. , ) Sept. 8. [ Spoc.lal to Tun Bun.t
Of all the days that tried man's luuga yes
terday was the most trying. At about 0IO : !
n gentle zephyr cuino stealing down Soldier
creek canon und the boys in camp thought
that Providence was going to bo particularly
kind to thorn nnd fan their heated brows
whllo they were tnklnir their day off. It WUR
but u little whllo till the chap at Hio bellows
ran his steam ruugo up to the top , nnd down
came the wind , n perfect gale , and with It
nil the loose land In Wyoming and western
Nebraska , perincutlng everything not her
metically sealed , keeping it up till the sun
went down ,
Polk County Union Labor Candidates
OSBOLA , Nob. , Sept. 3. [ Special to THE
BUB. | Tbo union labor party hold tholr con
vention bcro yesterday and nominated the
following persons for county oftlccs : Cleric ,
DanaD. Little ; treasurer , S. S , Snoll ; sher
iff , X < . D. Hrmllton ; Judge , J. S. Shocsloy ;
commissioner , L. H. Cahoon ; superintend-
et\t of schools , Hon. Gcorgo Horst. Three
out of the six are holding ollleo now. Liittlo ,
who Is now commissioner , wants to bo promoted
meted to the clerkship. Oaccola candidates
captured the three best nominations on the
ticket clerk , troasutcr nnd judge.
Pub io Hclioid Upntd nt
EAMNO , Nob. , Sept. 8. [ Special to TIIK
BUE.J The public school oncned again yes
terday with u full corps of teachers. The
following wcro retained from last year :
Prof , W. U. Jackson , principal ; Miss Ijizzlo
Ferris , grammar grade ; Miss Lootu Coo , In
termediate ; Miss Sarah M. Parsons , pri
mary. The latter Is n now teacher hero ,
but is n successful one , The prospects are
very good for another successful school
A ICnllrond Grosaliii ; Enjoined.
BIUTIIICB , Nob. , Sept. 9. [ Special Tola-
gram to TUB BEE. ] Word was received hero
to-duy that the Burlington road has illcd an
Injunction hi Pawnee county restraining the
Kansas City & Beatrice road from crossing
its track. The news Is reeeved hero with
much indignation und will involve an annoy
ing delay in thu completion of the latter
road ,
murderer linunHtino Respited.
LIXCOI.V , NcD. , Sept. 3. [ Spsuuil Tele
gram to TUB BEE.I The supreme court has
granted a respite to Haunstlno , the Custer
county murderer who was to ba h-i'igad at
Broken Bow on the Cth. Proceedings In error
have boon begun und nothing further Will
he done in the matter until after the supreme
court passes on tbo case.
County Commissioners Co in Inc.
BIATHICE : , Nob. , Sept. 8. ( Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] Iho county board of
super visoi s to-day accepted an Invitation to
join the traveling men's excursion to Omahn
to-morrow. The party , consisting of the
traveling men's club , Beatrice b.ind , super
visors and citizens , leave hero by spccl il
train at 0:10 : to-morrow morning over the
A urn ins
NOUFOLK , Nob. , Sopt. 3. [ Speoial lole-
prnm to TUB BEE. ] A hearing was had in
chambers before Judge Powers in the case
ng.iinst C. Abrams , of Ponder , who was re
cently held in $3,000 ball on the cbargo of ob
taining cattle by false pretenses. Upou an
application for a xvnt of habeas corpus Juugo
Powers decided that no crime nad bocn com
mitted and ordered Abrams released.
Street Cnrs Tor Blair.
BI.AIII. Neb. , Sopt. 3. [ Special to TUB
BKE. ] Some Omaha parties and a few busi
ness men in Blair are figuring on putting In
u street car line hero. They are figuring on
getting a Iranchlso from the city which will
bo granted if put in at onco. Some parties
Interested suy it will bo put In sure within u
short titao.
Eleotpct to Fill flip Vnonnoy.
Lour CITV , Nob. , Sept. 3. [ Special Telo ;
gram to Tun BEE. ] At the meeting of the
republican county central committee last
evening W. It. Mcllor was elected chairman
to 1111 out the unoxplrcd term of C. L. Adams.
They also sot tbo data of holding thu county
convention on September 23.
tiivory Hum Ilimied.
BEATIHCE , Nob. , Sopt. 8. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE.J The Uvory barn of Gar
diner & Clements , ut EUis , this county , was
destroyed last night with its contents , har
ness , etc , by firo. Loss , $1,500 ,
Mru. Hamilton Married to Got the
Faintly Jewels ,
NEW YOHIC , Sept. 3. Mrs. Swlnton nnd
her BOH , Joshua A , Mann , who woia con
cerned in the Kobcrt Ray Hamilton scandal
at Atlantic City , N , J. , are prisoner * ut
police headquarters , this city , having bean
arrested by detectives acting under Instruc
tions from Inspector Byrnes. They nro
charged with conspiracy. At the request of
Elihu Hoot , attorney for Hay Hamilton ,
Inspector Byrnes last week bunted up the
history of the woman who is Mrs , Hamilton ,
The facts unearthed reveals details of u con
spiracy , ut the bottom of which Is tha woman
who mudo the assuult on her servant In thu
cottage at Atlantla City nnd whoso object
was to force money from Hamilton and bo-
coma tbo possessor of the family .riches. The
Investigations of tbo directives have proved
her to bo un unscrupulous character. The
fact has been established beyond a
dnubt that the child which Hamilton uvlduntly
beltovcd he was thu father of has not u drop
of his blood in-Its body. Inspector Byrnes
has conclusive evidence that the child was
bought from u midwife for $10 und palmed
off us his own. The conspirators In the plot
were Mra. Hamilton und Mrs. Uwlnton , The
luttor 1ms made a confession ot the part she
Hamilton said when ho married tha woman
ho thought ha had merely righted a wrong ,
but if ho was imppsed on ho would let the
law take its course.
Mrs. Swlnton says Eva has frequently
told her nlnco her marriage- how she bud im
posed upon bun , and said she hud carried out
the schema Jn order to got the jewels and
sllvcrwaro'loft bv Mr. Hamilton's mother to
Ilobort Uny's wife. When she got posses
sion of them she hulil she would inaku plenty
pf money.
Joshua Mann soya he und Eva had been
living as man and wife for eight yearn.
During the past vear sha bus given him
(3,000 to live on. Ho admitted ho It new of
the deception of which Hamilton wu the
Flood * ill AitHirla
VIENNA , Sopt. 8. Many lives have been
lost by floods in the mountain districts.
It Will Bo a Hummer , But Forakof
W.ll Wlu.
The Doinoaratio Leader Will \VorIf
Alt the Uunnlni ; Trlokq A Now
Form for the Public Debt
WASIIINOTOS , D. C , , Sept. 'B. ! I
Hon. H. Ii. Moray , of Hamilton , O. , who
succeeds Jnmos E. Campbell , thu damoorallo
candldato for governor of Ohio , Is registered
nt the Ebbltt , Koprcsantntivd Moroy , In
speaking of the Ohio campaign to-day , said
that Campbell would make an excellent run ,
but Forukor would ba oloutod. Campbell , 4\ \
said ho , is a sagacious and methodical i
politician. Ho will resort to many trioks
and do a good deal In an Indirect way. Ha
is the strong , st man tha democrats could
have nominated.
Mr. Mnroy , changing tin subject , said ho
docs not bellovo there \ \ lba \ an extra
session , and that Major McKmloy's prospects <
for the spcukoNlup are brighter uow than
they wore thrje months ago.
Treasurer Huston is considering u new
form for presenting the monthly debt state
ment to the public. Ho said to-day :
"Tho object of the chungo from the old
form to the present ono , adopted under the
Cleveland administration , was to swell the
apparent size of the surplus. It is not n fair
statement to sand out , for by tha system of
bookkeeping carried out there ara a good
many tilings out down as liabilities that
should properly belong to the other sldo , or
ruther could bo very materially reduced.
For example , there Is an Item Inserted every
month as u liability of several millions of dollars
lars , this being a part of ono of the first Is
sues of war notes. Now It Is known an an ab
solute fact tlmt millions of these dollars have
been destroyed , torn , buincdoiu out , de
faced , nud in other ways made valueless ,
and it Is positively certain that they will
never bo proscntoa for redemption , Pruutl-
cally speaking , they have ceased to exist ,
and yet they are still carried on the state
ment us liabilities that may cause a dsbuit ! > o-
ment of funds at any time. Then , too , there
aio fully $7,000OOJ of fractional currency
still classed ns liabilities , when it Is also au
absolute certainty they will never bo re
deemed. LiitT the other notes , they h ivo m
a largo Quantity been destroyed or defaced
beyond recognition , and tbo remainder are
in private collections us curiosities and will
undoubtedly remain there. I am contidcnt
that ut $15,1)00,000 now classed In the
statement us liabilities might bo erased alto
gether from the list. Yes , I urn thinking seriously -
riously of having the form changed. " and
the tro.isuiur sjt to sigulnx u check of
The following army changes for the wosk
ending August ! ! 0 have been announced :
Additional Second Lieutenant Winthrop 9.
Wood , Second cavalry , appointed second
lieutenant Tenth cavalry , vice Freeman , pro
moted. , i
Additional Second Lieutenant Gcorgo T.
T-jiinghorn , Fifth cavalry , appointed second
lieutenant Third cavalry , vice Herd , pro
First Lieutenant George A. Doddt Third
cavalry , promoted to bo captain , vice Thompson
deceased. 4
son , t
Jiecond Lleutonnnt D. Frocdtnan ,
Tenth cavalry , to bo first Lieutenant vice
Finloy , npuolntert regimental quartermaster. 1
Second Lieutenant John W. Herd , Third
cavalry , to bo first lieutenant vice Dodd ,
Colonel Nathan A. M. DudlOy , First cnv-
nlrv , retired August 20 , ISS'J. ' ( Act Juno 'JO ,
lbi )
Post Chaplain George W. Collier , retired
August 20 , 1859. ( Act Juno SO , ISS'J. )
Captain John ( J. Thompson , Third cav
alry , died August 31 , IbSD , at San Autonlo ,
Captain Joseph Y. Portor. assistant sur
geon. resigned August 2J , 19S9.
Colonel William W. Burns , assistant com
missary general United States army , wua
retired to-day on account of bavin ? reached
sixty-four years of ago , The retlromont of
Colonel Burns will uromoto Lieutenant
Colonel Major Dub.irry to bo a colonel ,
Major John P. Hawkins to bo a liuutunant
colopol und Captain William Edorkin to bo a
The comptroller of tha ci'ironcy to-day ap
proved the selection of ' u First National
bank , of Now York , nnd t < i American Ex
change National banK , ( Cbloigo , us re
serve agents for tha American National
bank , of Omaha.
Tbo following appointments have bocn
mudo m the revenue service : C. A. Cutler ,
f torekoepor , Eighth Illinois district ; Charles
H. Willard , guuger , Nebraska.
Colonel William W. Burns , assistant com
missary general of subsistence , was to-day
placed on the retired list on account of ugo.
Commissioner Tanner returned to Wash
ington last night and 'to-day celebrated his
return by naming a lurga number of pension
boards. Among these appointed lo these po
sitions are B. B. Baker , S. H. Ptueo and E. f 1
S. Pieedom , Curtis , Nob. ; James Stlnuoa
was also appointed examiner at Lexington ,
Neb. , und Samuel Sadler and William II.
Bamvvoll ut Orleans , Nob.
A Itcpubllonn Vioto-y ,
CiiErr.NNB , Wyo. , Sopt. 3. [ Special Telegram -
gram to THE Bi.E.j Tba business of the
constitutional convention this morning was
devoted to the election of a' permanent presi
dent. Two candidate were In the llt'ld , A
republican , Judge M. C. iiro n , of Lara-
mlo City , WQB elected.
U ho question of meeting the expenses of
the toiiRlitutionul convention was to-duy re
ferred to n special committee. The main ox
pcnscs of thu convention will probably bo
met by the legislature , which meets hero
next winter , but ns thu convention
called , llku the Idaho convention , without a
congresslonul enabling act , there Is no abso
lute wuy of meeting the minor expenses
now. It Is probable that the money will bo
raised by peraonul guarantees to tha bunks ,
us was first decided. Little was dona to-duy
except the election of a permanent president
und thu complement of officials usunllv re
quired in u legislative body. Work can
scarce ! } be commenced before Friday.
Morn 83iilnra Itoauli Vl'jiorlu ,
VICTOIIIA , B. C. , Sopt. B. The scaling
schooners Minnie. Ariel and Annlo C , Moor *
have arrived bcro from the Bohnng sea with
a largo number of sealskins. Thu first ves
sel was boarded , Iu July , by tha officers of
thu United States revenue cutter , Hush , und
about llvo hundred skins were conllscatutl.
A pruu crow was put aboard the vessel und
it wus ordered to Sltka , but instead , came
'Jho Vlslldo Kii | > ply.
CHICAGO , Sept. U. The visible supply
for the week ending August 31 , as com
piled oy the secretary of thu Chicago iwurd.
of tiado , Is us follows i
Wheat . , . 14,8&U,003
Corn . , . , . , . 11,750,030
Outs . 0,180,000
Uyo . 025,000
Burley , . . , . 2W.OOO
Died of Aulallo Choloru.
Pmanuiio , Sept. 8. A special from TlfiJu ,
O. , says : Mrs. George Coons , of Little Sun-
dusky , a vHlago fifteen inllos south of hero ,
died of wtmt the doctors pronouuco genuine
Atiatlo cholera to-day. The pepplo thpra
nro greatly excited and in any uro leaving
thu village.