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No Turbulent Mob Surged Through
the Parisian Stroots. .
MlUlOInnnorcil Man Onst Their Votes
Without Demonstration A Disap
pointed Correspondent Ilio
Uattlo ol'tho lillV Posters.
Reronn I'otltlcnl Slcloi.
trotij/rfflht l8V91 v Jcimeionion IfemietM
PAHIS Sent. 33. [ Now York Hera
Cable Special to THE BEE. I From early
morning there has been a considerable
amount of animation , moro especially in the )
quarters of the town principally inhabited
Dy the working classes. Everything , how
ever , passed oft In a good orderly manner.
The majority of the voters recorded tholr
votes in the morning , so that having dona
their duty as citizens they were frco to BO
and nmuso themselves at the exhibition , cr
elsewhere , ns fancy prompted. The drizzling
rain which fell until near noon had the effect
of preventing idlers irom congregating In the
streets uround the voting stations. The bill
stickers , who had been working hard all
night , wcro bthl going ou with tholr paper
war , working hard to pasta over bills
stuck up by tholr predecessors.
Intho ono hundred nnd eighty eighth nron-
dlscmcnt ono cnorgotlo bill sticker was In
dustriously occupying himself by pasting up
Boulnngcr posters over these of JolTrm then
thcso of Joffrin over Boulangor nnd so on.
Inside the voting stations there wus no ox-
citcment. The HCCIIO was the same In every
arondiscraent. Gentlemen sitting behind
the ballot box examined the electoral certifi
cates of each voter who immediately deposited -
posited In the box his ballot. , which in must
cases ho had carefully folded in four , before
entering. There was nn nlr of mystcr.v
about the whole proceedings that seemed to
Indicate that the French appreciate the sys
tem of secret voting. In front , on the stdps
of each polling place , a score of men were
discussing the ballots.of the different candi
dates. Everybody took the papers , but
most people throw them away ns soon ns
they had entered. The interior was
thus carpeted with whlto papers which gave
It a strange appearance , somownat resembl
ing the gardens exhibition after a popular
Sunday feto.
I called in upon Maximo Ltsbonno , the can
didate who , in his manifesto , proposes to
deal in honest peculations anu not us < ! his
parliamentary Influence for any person who
docs not first hand him over a sum varying
fron 20 to JES,000.X I found the former
colonel of the commune In the furthest corner
of his Tavern du Bagne playing nt patience.
Ills attention seemed somewhat distracted
from the game by telegrams which ho was
receiving every few minutes , at last ho
gave UD cards for politics und told mo ho
fears Boulungcr's success is certain. Ho
nlso showed me a telegram saying that Jules
Terry wus getting beaten iu Vosgcs.
The strange tavern ho presides over
Is worth n visit. The wall is hang with cap
ital pictures portraying scenes of the com
munist convict's history.
When you enter the guardian whistles and
shouts to another life convict. When you
pay for what you hnvo had a strange looking
waiter In couvlct dross hands you a circular
pass upon which Is a certificate signed by
Maximo * LIsbonno that the convict has con
ducted himself well , and as you present this
nt nn outer door a guardian Informs you that
nro free. In Minllmontant , Monttnartro and
Belleville , People were strolling about as
on any Sunday or holiday. Everywhere pub-
llo buildlncs were hideously disfigured with
electoral manifestoes , oven the Lion
on the Place do la Repub-
Ikiuo' had not escaped. His body
was covered with brilliant tricolor posters
of Boulun'glst candidates while his eye was
closed by the numo'of vnlllunt und his lull
BoveTcd as u stuff for Hugs.
"Where is the light , cochor , nnd horsemen
churglng the mob and tbo naked sabers
ruddy with Parisian gore and all thut sort of
thins ! " . '
Such were the anxious queries put by the
Herald correspondent this evening to the
rod headed Jehu who was driving him along
the highways and byways. The silly Mont-
motracochcrshook bisbcad blankly. Ho had
scon no gore , no surging crowds , no riot ,
revolution or anything else nothing but
slippery pavements , mud and umbrellas.
"Alloz vlto I" was the order and keen'on
the scent of carnage , the carriage
rattled awuy over the cobble stones.
It was no use. Each new street was as
quiet and desolate as the ono before It. In
front of various voting headquarters were
gathered groups of men brightened by the
presence of nn occasional woman , und good
uaturcd groups were smokintr , laughing and
chatting about the elections. Therefore ,
there wus no mad frenzy , and no oratorical
ravings , nor did these excellent people snow
tha sllclitcst disposition to tour ono another
or anybody olao Into pieces. There was
nothing of tbo down trodden populace thirst
ing for the blood pf iu oppressors about
Tear down tha has tlio ! Not n bit of it.
Much moro apt would they bo to adjourn
to a cosy cafe and to pass the night in ex
changing ready blagues.
In tlio whole of his wanderings through
this section of the city the correspondent
saw absolutely nothing In tha uhuno of violent
* > lent demonstrations , and yet it was precisely
a hero that General Boulangor wus running
aA for office us the avowed enemy of the gov
A ernment and to tbo masses In Montmartro ,
General Boulangor Is the hero of the hour.
I No bettor Illustration could be given of the
law abiding disposition of the Paris crowd ,
The nearest approach to a row wus u little
incident which occurred near the Mario. In
the center of a noisy group which nearly
blocked the struct stood u disreputable lookIng -
Ing Individual dressed In a blue bluuso. Ho
was gesticulating wildly and with evident
indifference- the persons of these who
cumo within the radius df his swinging arms ,
"Mesdnmos ot Messieurs , " ho cried. Gen
eral Boulungor Is ejected. The republic is at
our mercy , Carnal , Constans and their gang
are a lot of The orator commenced
ou n catalogue of the most uncomplimentary
epithets which he emphasized by bringing his
(1st ( into close and emphatic contact with tno
visual organ of u black hatred youth In front
of him , .vlioroupon ha of the blaok hair in
formed the speaker that ho wus all sorts of
untranslatable things. Great wus the Jcko
as the news spread.
Jiuulnnucr Klcotuil In Montnwrlro
A Hint nt Avluunn ,
PAIIIS , Sept. S3. Notwithstanding the facj
that the electorate teat was proceeding , the
trooUof Paris early to-day presented u do-
tertod aspect. The rain clourod the boulo-
rurds and kept the people within doors. ( The
wuutry Yiiltori to the exhibition loft the
city yesterday for their respective depart
ments to participate In the elections , leaving
the different sections of the exhibition loss
crowded than usual. Crowd * of electors
huvo thronged the malrics for the lait two
days obtaining voting papers. It is there-
fora considered Improbable that the pre
diction of a largo falling off In the vote will
bo fulfilled.
The voting began all 8 a , m. Around the
electoral urn * the representation
of the different parties kcptassldlous watch.
There was no excitement or bustle any
where. Telegrams from the province * re
ported equal tranqulllty. Aftor3 o'clock the
polling places wcro thronged , still perfect
order prevailed. The crowds were good-
humored , and tlicro was no apparent ten
dency to disturbance. The authorities had
taken elaborate precautions against riutlng ,
but , thura wus no display of force on the
streets. Soldiers wore kept In readiness in
barracks and the police were massed under
cover nt various uolnts. with Instructions to
remain Inuctlvounless compelled to interfere.
The clergy of Moumurtro ordered prayers
in Boulangor's favor.
There wni a riot at Avignon. A crowd
forced the doors of the building occupied by
the Botilanglst committee , burned the voting
papers and set lire to the building. Then the
crowd wont to the Uoulanglst club , broke In
the doors , wrecked the furniture and drove
out the members.
3oulaiigcr has been elected nt Montmntro.
In the First Seine district another ballot will
bo necessary , no candidate having received
the requisite majority. In St. George's pan
theon nnd the Faubourg St. Honoro districts
another ballot will bo taken.
Hoturns from the provinces arc coining in
slowly. Thovenet , minister of Justice , is
elected in the Second district of Lyons. In
the other divisions of Lyons u second ballot
will bo necessary.
In all the divisions of Bordeaux n sqcond
ballot will hnvo to bo taken. In the First
district of Havre , Seigfricd ( republican ) was
defeated by Marchund ( Boulnngcst ) .
There was n great uproar In the office of
thoPrcsso in Montmurtro , when the an
nouncement ofgUoulnngcr'a victory in Mont-
martro was displayed nn a transparency. The
news was received with mingled cheers and
hoots by the rival contingents and us n row
seemed imminent the police and mounted
guards charged upon nnd dispersed the
crowd. Several persons were arrested
There was a free display of placards rep
resenting Uoulanger on iiorseback trampling
upon the corpses of workmen and Inscribed
the ' 'inurdcrorof the communists. " Most of
the foreign diplomatic representatives made
it point to bo in Paris during the elections.
Notable exceptions were the ambassadors of
Germany nnd Italy.
The uoulevards were thronged until mid
night. There was much crying of "down
with Ferry.1'
Edison Talks ol' Mil ICiiropoan Visit
- , .
LONIION , Sept. US. [ Now tforlt rieriild
Cable Special to THE BEE. I Edison is pass
ing his few days in England nt the beautiful
country residence of Sir John Ponder , nt
Foot's Crag , near the village of Cutllp. A
reporter who was granted a few minutes' in
terview with him yesterday found him rather
seriously indisposed. Ho caucht n thorough
chill , which has so aggravated the chronic
but slight deafness from whlcn ho suffers as
to render conversation with h'm ' a matter of
considerable difliculty. Ho was , however , as
cheerful us over , nnd looks forward to the
resumption of hard work which will irn-
mo.llatoly follow his return to America as
most men look forward to a holiday.
"I had a very good time on the continent , "
ho said , "both in Pins and Uorlln. I was
received with the greatest cordiality , nnd I
shall remember this visit to Europe as one of
the pleasuntest of my life. It Is delightfully
quiet here , and I want quiet. I have had a
long walk through the woods to-day , and It
has douo mo an Immense amount of good "
"Your visit has not been purely ono of
pleasure , Mr. Edison ? "
"No , I have gone about a good deal nnd
seen many things which bavo interested me.
Science is moving fast In Europe. "
"When are wo going to hear from you ? "
"Hear from me , " repeated Edison.
"How ! "
"When is your next Invention coming
out ? "
"I huvo two or three little things on stock
which will bo completed , I hope , in a month
or two. "
"Would you mind , giving mo a hint as to
their nature i"
"Well , " said Edison with a sly twinkle in
his eyes , "they will not he altogether un
connected with electricity. Further than
that I can't say anything at present. "
"Do you remain with us longer1 ?
"Only till Thursday , then I go back to
Purls : not on business but because my wife
and I have one or two friends there to whom
wo wish to say good Dye. Wo shall leave
Havre for America on Saturday nnd co
direct homo without touching England again
this time , and now I must ask you to excuse
me. "
_ _
W AN 1 S I'vfllAG K S.
An Kllxlr Patient Coming Hack at Ills
Pool or ,
CINCINNATI , Sept. 22. [ Special Telegram
to THE HEB. ] The first notion lllcd in the
United States on account of damages arising
from use of the "elixir of life" was filed In
the court of common pleas late yesterday.
Plaintiff is Cornelius Stcclc , the carpenter ,
builder and contractor. 13r. George 1C Tay
lor is the defendant. Stcola asks for dam-
aces in the sum of $5,000 for mental nnd
physical suffering superinduced by the treat
ment , ho underwent , and $500 for loss of em
ployment and expenses incurred for medical
und "irglcal services. Stcolo wus partially
paralyzed. He claims that the doctor called
him Into his office nnd injected the elixir into
his left leg without his knowledge of what
the substance was. Steclc's leg was finally
cut oucn to complete the healing of too ab-
cesses caused by the eliicr.
All in Hut Ono.
CHICAGO , Sept. 2i. [ Special Telegram to
TUB BEE. ] The mammoth trust has ab
sorbed the glass factories of northern Illi
nois , both at Stroator and Ottawa. The
Stroator window glass works were sold to
an eastern syndicate yesterday. The price
paid was ? 100,000. The now "trust" is
known as the United Glass company , The
fifty-five window glass factories of the
country are to bo united. The trust controls
all the factories in New York , Ohio , In
diana an d Illinois. The combine is capital
Izeil nt (3,000,000 , and has already purchased
the works .it Itock Island and Ottawa , Jonv-
ing the factory ut Belleville tha only ono in
the state not yet in their control. The local
management of the Stroator factory will not
bo changed. The stockholders accept stock
in tno company for their interest in the
Strcator Glass company. The works of the
Ottuwu Window Glass company and the
Uock Island Window Glass company have
ulso been purchased by the United Gluss
company. The main ollleo will bo in New
York city , a local manager and office man
only being retained ut the works. This
movement points to uu early opening of the
factories. The plunt at Ottawa is worth
{ 400,000.
ISoii-I'urilHiu\H Ic m a iidoil. '
CHICAUO , Sept. 1. [ Special Telegram to
TUB UEK. ] The popular demand for nonpartisan -
partisan nomination * for Judicial officers for
Cook county U likely to bear fruit. A full
mooting of the Chicago Uar association has
been called for next Saturday to elect a now
committee ou political action , and to take
into consideration tbo Judicial nominations.
The object of this move U to head off weak
nominations by either of the political parties
und to secure the nomination of such Jurists
only whoso known Integrity will place them
above suspicion of party bias In political
The Bluooonts Gladly Dosortlnff
Oamp Qoorgo Crook.
A Pew ailld Criticisms Some Usolcsfl
Drills nnd Military Alnunlitlc.s- .
Newspaper Correspondents
"U'cro Down ou Their Luck.
Sirllclnir O.amj > .
CMP Gr.ouan CIIOOK , ( via Fort Robinson )
Nob. , Sept. 22. [ Special to TUB BBC. ]
The first summer encampment of tluo depart
ment of tlio Plutto is over. The troops which
composed it , gathered from three states nnd
territories , nre rapidly and gladly moving
homewards , nnd D.V the time this letter Is
put Into type Camp George Crook will bo a
thing of the past. Tno plain , for a month
whlto with tents , will again bo n grazing
ground for cavalry horses ; the valley of Sol
dier Creek , which has echoed with trumpet
calls and the hoarse orders of drilling battal
ions , brlcades nnd divisions , will lapse Into
Its accustomed quietude , and the old
buttcs , which for long centuries
have calmly looked down on the
slopes of the over flowing river ,
will once more stolidly survey a peaceful
stretch of country where for weeks gone by
clouds of dust have rolled from boncuth the
foot of half a thousand horses and the dry
turfs boon tramped by the tread of four
times that number of men.
All of tlio commands with ono exception
have loft for their former statfon , glad to re
linquish the tent nnd the drill ground for
the comfortable quarters and grassy p irad'j.
The Seventh Infantry nlono will return homo
to pack up for n transfer. The historic old
garrison of Fort Luramle , for more than
forty years nn outpost of civilization , is to
bo abandoned and Colonel Morria in
and his command will exchange tbo
sago brush of Wyoming for tbo
bracing air nnd the more congenial surround
ings of Fort Logan , near Denver.
The last two weeks of tho. encampment
were fully occupied In grand strategy In the
.field .and n concluding series of division
drills. Of the grand strategy In the field
tlicro is , little to bo said. Both officers nnd
men nro reticent over the trip to the Hat
creek divide and Sowbelly canyon. A mls-
take was made In the start and the retreat
ing force under General Kuutz , which was
down on the programme for easy capture ,
upset the plans by refusing to bo taken
into camp as anticipated. But all
reached homo safely after n five days'
campaign iu rocky canyons , whcro a
couple of modern rapid firing guns
would bavo knocked the command into
smlhterecns while the old-fashioned guns of
the artillery were unlimbcring to go into ac
tion. The soldiers learned something of
campaigning , the stuff officers something of
riding and the dismounted officers something
of profanity. So , altogether , something was
learned and that was the object of the ma
Now. that the camp Is over , it may bo well
to hurriedly glance nt its objects , at how
well these objects bav < 3 been atulrnvl and to
note in what respects results hive fallen
short of anticipations. As said before , the
camp was admirably located , excellently and
thoughtfully planned for hculth u'ud con-
veniencound well administered from a purely
military standpoint. Gpnoral Brooke acted
ns if ho meant business aud not play.
Ho was general commanding in fact
us 'well as in name. No officer
stuck uioro rigidly to the hot and dusty val
ley than ho did , none wus up earlier or later
than the department commander or busied
liimsolt moro earnestly about details' . lie
was sincerely anxious to make tbo'llrsr , largo
summer's encampment of the United States
army a success , and much of the success at
tained must bo credited to bis endeavors.
There was n dally Increasing prollclencv in
drill by battalions and brigades noc to be secured -
cured , of course , except whore brigades and
battalions could bo brousht together. There
was unquestionably much now Information
acquired by recruits who had never been in
the field before and know nothing of tlio
minutiae of pitching and striking camp , of
loading nnd unloading wagons , of acting as
skirmishers and flankers on march und of
the details of camp life as day by day they
Unfortunately the instructions ceased at
this point.
The practical experience gained by officers
for whoso benefit moro than that of the men
the camp was instituted , was largely nil.
, Why ?
Because of 170 officers supposed to bo at
tached to fifty-eight troops and companies ,
only seventysixvoro present for duty with
their companies. In the entire command ,
nineteen cautains , fifty-one first lieutenants
and twenty-nine second lieutenants wcro
either absent on leave , on detached service
or serving on staff in the camp. Of tncso
twenty-four were on staff duty
in the camp itself and seventy-six
were absent outside the camp or department
limits. Two captains or the Eighth Infantry ,
four of the Seventh , two of the Second , four
of the Seventeenth , ono of the Sixteenth und
five of the Twenty-first Infantry failed to
put In an appearance. Six first lieutenants of
thoNintn cavaIryHOven of thoKighth infantry
two of the Seventh , three of the Second , six
of the Seventeenth , two of the Sixteenth nnd
five of the Twenty-first were wanted else
where , and an equal proportion of second
lieutenants found other occupation. There
were a number of companies , llvo In nil ,
which had no o Ulcer of their company pres
ent for duty. Forty-eight company officers
were ausont on detatclied service , fifteen
on sick leave and tnlrtoen absent on Icavo.
It was a current comment in the camp
and In the nrmy papers that there
was too much staff , offering
soft berths for youngsters who above all
needed the instruction und hard work of
field duty. While old gruy-hcadcd captains
who had fought throujh the buttles of the
war and the Indian campaigns subsequent ,
did company duty , twenty young company
officers were comfortably enjoying llfo on
horseback or in the tent ut the time when
their seniors were marching on foot , attend
ing roll calls or drilling in the broiling sun.
For many of the details outside of camp
tlicro wus excuse. Each regiment had Its
detail of recruiting officers , of officers at
Louvonwortli , of olllcors selected for work
as college instructors. In addition , officers
wcro necessarily left at the posts temporarily
arily deserted , some not so necessarily. Tbo
pardonable absenteeism was largo enough
to have , caused a rigid drawing
of the lines in other cases , nnd should have
induced u paring down of tbo various staffs ,
nt the expense of display and easy berths
and to the credit of hard work and Instruc
tion whom both were most needed.
There wus much quiet criticism among all
grades of olllwrs over the excessive amount
of needless drills oidered under nn August
HUH. A largo portion of the movements exe
cuted will bhortl.v be iwlpcd from tactics.
The movmnoiits in masses have almost disap
peared from modern tactics , shot to pieces
by the long range rillo and improved artil
lery. Whether officers or men become thor
oughly conversant or not with evolutions
lutions which \vo\jld ' be useless In
CASO of actual warfare , Is really
of nn Importance whfio a tactical board it
sitting at the national capital to rovlso the
military ideas of Frederick tlio Great into
some approach to conformity with changed
conditions. It was a pitiful commentary ou
the subserviency of our army staff organiza
tion to exploded traditions to see officers and
men sweltering in the sun as they painfully
performed with great precision movements
which would have meant the annihilation of
the command in the face of nn nrmy corps of
the meanest European power.
There was no opportunity for laziness nt
Camp Crook. It may bo seriously questioned
whether there was lolsuro enough In some
quarters. At tha outset the calls followed
each other In such rapid succession that the
cavalry had no time between afternoon drills
to care for their homos and the horses no
time to finish tnolr food. This was of course
rectified as soon ns brought to the attention
of the coinmanding.onicur , but It was a curi
ous mistake to have occurred at nil. An
hour was also taken off from the hot after
noon drills after the nbsoluto necessity of
stion a change made Itself manifest.
Kvorythlng possible was done by General
Brooke to Iteoi ) up tbo somblancoof war days
around the camp , sometimes with very
amusing results. But there was nothing
amusing In the entire affair to the general.
The minutest detail hud to him nn almost
sacramental vnluo , nn ostimnto which was
of Ion considerably higher than that placed
upon It by others. Such differences of Judg
ment may hnvo given occasion for criticisms ,
charging tack of consideration nnd uncalled
for rlgldness tu rules nnd regulation but
criticism is inevitable wherever there is dif
ference in rank and pay. A moro pertinent
comment was that inudu on the very trans
parent voll of secrecy thrown around the
orders to come. To u civilian mind , at least ,
It seemed absurd to witness the stately reserve -
servo concerning some little move
ment about to take place , nnd
which had been , discussed In
nil its details by company commanders , pri
vates and cooks for days previously. The
excitement by anticipation was consequently
not even intense enough to be dignified as
"a tempest in a ten iiot. "
But it Is easy to pick flaws. It is much
harder to map out and plan and administer.
The encampment was nn excellent starter of
what will finally develop into' annual divis
ion camps and perhaps later into encamp
ments of the ontlro army. In future gather
ings of the kind it would be advisable If
some little consideration should bo shown to
representatives of the press. At Camp
Crook two correspondents detailed from
papers five hundred mlles distant ,
were handicapped nt nil points In
thotr nttomptti to gather information
ot Interest to the irabliq nnd not lacking In
either interest or advantage to the army.
While encyclopedia peddlers and commercial
travelers from Now York and Olilcago were
hospitably entertained und furnished touts
nnd accommodations , the newspaper men re
ferred to were placed deep in the "military
soun" by belm ; forced to make n trip on foot
of throe miles every time they desired to
visit the encampment or to secure material
for a notice of drills or munmuvros. Their
stay was naturally a short one. It was a
mistake , If for no other reason than that
thorough public Information of the .workings
and necessities ot summer encampments
must precede n voting of public funds by
congress for their development and mainten
ance. W. E. ANNIN.
Financial Transactions of the Coun
try For the Past Week.
BOSTON , Sept. 22. fSpeelal Telegram to
THE BKE. | The following table , compiled
from dispatches iroirutho clearing houses
in the cities named bcldw , shows the gross
exchanges for the weekended September 21 ,
188'J ' , with rates of percentage of increase or
decrease as comparedA irith the amounts
for the corresponding yffick of 1S3S :
'Not Included In totals ; no clearing house at
this time last year. ,
Tnlo or Woo oT a Dnautlful Young
Lonvonwortli UriUu.
XiEAVENWOKTii , Kan. , Sept. 22. [ Special
to THE BEE. ] Society circles in this city
are stirred from cantor to circumference
over the skeleton in the closet of ono of our
most prominentsociety counjes.
Less than a year ago Mr. Ed S. Phelps ,
the Junior partner of the commission { Irui of
Phelps Bros. , was wedded with all the eclat
with which a wedding among the " 400" ' ia
attended , to Bessie Nathan , a charming and
beautiful girl pt Topeku. Since then the
couple huvo'lived In this city.
For some time it has [ boon whispered be
hind fans and over teacups and crazy quilts
that the highest domestic felicity had not
attended this union. So It was not with
much surprise that the announcement that
divorce proceedings bad boon instituted wus
received. ' ,
Mrs. Phelps is the plaintiff. In her peti
tion slio alleges that her husband has made
life un unbearable burden for her ; thuvlio
has been guilty of extreme unklndness ; tins
failed to provide for her , although amply
ublo so to do ; has compelled her to live
during his protracted absences , etc. , ia tno
house of bis mother , wliuro sha has boon
subjected to Insults and indignities ; that her
nurlty and womanhood will not allow her to
llvo louecr with him.
Mrs. Phelps is a beautiful girl of nineteen ,
and alone in tno world , Sbo has loft her
husband and is living with friends , The
affair has profoundly stirred social circles
hero , from the high position occupied by the
defendant aud his family. Tbo petition Is a
pathetic rccltul of heartlessness which has
shadowed the life of a trusting aud affec
tionate girl ,
A Tcrrllilo Hhook.
BATTLE CHEEK , Mich. , Sept.J3 [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE. | Ono week ago W.
A. Pcnluson , a brakouiun , wus killed in the
Grand Trunk yards hero , and since then his
wife has been in u sort of trance. Her body
Is rigid and she scorns unconscious. S be
took no uourlshmuut for six days , but yen-
terday a little beef tea was forced Between
her lips. Violent spasms occasionally btiulso
her frame.
Jiurat n Illuod Vonxel.
ST. Louif , Sept. aj. JudijoKdwurd Lewis ,
lute presiding Justice of the St Louis court
of appeals , died suddenly lust night from the
burning of a blood vessel m his head.
The District of Columbia Bocomlncr
a National Marrylnu Mart.
? _ _ _ _ _
The Price oftlm Irooo i Kmliiood to
the Minimum nnd no Questions
Omnlia Capitalists In-
In Maryland.
\VASIII.XUTOX , D. O. , Sept. 82. )
There have been so many runaway mar
riages in Washington during the past year
that the city is becoming a veritable Grotna
Children falling to rccolvo n marriage
license or to got u minister to perform a mar
riage ceremony huvo only to fly to Washing
ton aud tholr hearts are quickly made to
boat ns ono. Attention was to-day called to
the loose condition of iilTuirs in this respect
by the elopement aud murrlago of Clntborn
A. Wilson nnd Miss Maude Glnsscott , of this
city. Ho Is twenty , she seventeen. Ho Is n
nephew of President Arthur's ' United
States marshal of this district ; she was a
belle In the youngest channels of upper so
ciety. On both nidos of the mutch there
is a protest , but It is too
lute. In the multiplicity of
complications which huvo brought forth
hundreds of sensational marriages in the
District of Columbia during the past three
years , making this a resort far-famed for all
who hnvo obstacles In the way of marriage ,
no ono has over been made to suffer. It is
not a crime In the oyesof society and the
law aids and abets amusements of this
character. From Maryland , "Virginia nnd
all directions they come e\rery \ day , till the
list of marriage licenses Issued by the olork
of the district court runs as high us tnat of a
whole largo state. Congress will not , how
ever , bo invoked to stop this truffle for the
people here seem to enjoy it , on the contrary
it will ba encouraged. No troubleaom o
questions nro asked when n man applies for
a license In Washington to wed the girl of
his chol o. All that Is necessary to secure a
wife is to get the girl to say "yes " nnd to
raise SI in cash for the license nnd secure n
minister to tie the knot. It does not matter
whctner you nro white or blacker
or copper coloicd , or whether
your sweetheart is ono calor and you nro
another. It makes no difference whether
you nro twenty-one or seventeen , whether
your girl is fifteen or forty or whether your
parents are willing or unwilling , $1 will PO-
cure the order of the court upon a minister
of the gospel to solemnize the rites of mar
riage and no questions will bo asked. So
much encouragement is Just now afforded
young people to elope to Washington that
fathers and mothers In the surrounding
country are not a little worried.
Two subjects huvo been thesource of much
inquiry among the officials at the treasury
department during the past week. The in
terest is general throughout the country nnd
with the approach of icccmbcr it will be
come greater. They are us to whut congress
will do on the coiuago of silver and for anew
basis of national bank circulation.
The Impression prevails that the p'resident
will 'make' Important recommendations on
those suDjccts , A.treasury official says the
coinage of silver will remain as at present ,
but that in all probability u recommendation
for a 2 per cent bond , especially for na
tional bank circulation security , will bo
recommended. Ho contends that the most
cxpcrieaccd men in the department favor
and see the necessity of it and he believes
that the president and sscrctary of the
treasury will urge it. This official suggests
that these interested should address thu-ir
senators and representatives in congress
and say what they wish done und say it
To-day's Post says tiiat President Harri
son would be willing , knowing the man us
ho does and upon the recommendations
given , to appoint General Prod Knottier , of
Indianapolis , commissioner of pensions if
ho were not an Indiana man. It adds that
Merrill , of Massachusetts , had talked him
self to death , so far as tno coinmlsslonorship
is concerned.
Congressman Samuel J. Randall with his
family is now , and has been nearly all sum
mer , at Wallugford , Pa. Mr. Hundull is
suffering again from his old enemy the gout.
Ho will , however , bo ou band ut the conven
ing of the bouso.
Quito a number of prominent republicans
and domocruts will goto Ablnirdon , Va. , to
morrow to witness the formal opauiugot the
campaign waging in that state. General
Mul ono is expected to lay down the issues
defining his position on the state debt and
throw tbo gauntlet at his democratic adver
saries. Tbo republican candiduto for attor
ney general is a cousin of Stonewall Jack
son. Ho will talk with General Mnhono.
Secretary Tracy will nsk congress to glvo
(100 each instead of ttiO , as provided by law ,
to the enlisted man of the navy who wcro
wrecked ou the Nipslc , Vuuduliu and Trcn-
toir at Samoa lust March.
Chief Justice Fuller of the United States
supreme courtwhoso district Is Virginia and
the Carollnus , wants to trade districts with
Justice Hurlan , whoso district embraces
It has been discovered that some of the
handsomest costumes worn In Washington
society are made by the sisters of churit.v
In churgo of St , Rose's industrial school in
the northwestern part of the city.
A plague is visiting tha national capital In
the form of caterpillars. They nro denuding
and killing trees und making the sidewalks
slippery by falling from overhanging
branches. They oven Invade houses and
crawl over the scuts in the street cars till
especial attention is required to keep them
out of the way.
It Is expected that Miss AVannamaUor ,
daughter of the postmaster general , will bo
the reigning belle of society here as soon as
Hlio returns from her visit to Mrs. Harrison
ut Deer Park. Her good sense and winning
manners are her charms.
With fair weather for two weeks the con
tractors announce that they will complete
Pennsylvania avenue , which Is being recov
ered with asphalt , and have it in prime order
for the Knights Templar concluvo.
There is a good deal of amusement hero
over the report telegraphed from Chicago
that Civil Service Commissioner Uoosovult
would bo a candidate for United States sen
ator from Dakota. United Slates senators
are required to be residents of the states
which they represent , and ns Mr , Roosevelt
is now holding nn oftlco ns a citizen of Now
York , it Is not very llkoly that ho will appear
before the public as a citizen of Dakota.
To-day's Post says : Nathan Slioiton , of
Omahu , bus Just bought a farm In Anne.
Arundor county , Md. , and a number of
other capitalists from Omaha and elsewhere -
where out west are negotiating for property
In tlio'Bumo vicinity. The old rule seems to
be reversed. Is the wont coming cast to grow
up with the country ?
Lieutenant Stanley C. Carbaugli , of the
Fifth artillery , und Airs. Curbuuph , will
spend the winter In Washington with Mrs.
Curbuugh's mother , Mrs. Isaac Henderson.
They will arrive on the 1st of October.
First Lieutenant William C. McFarland ,
Sixteenth infantry , on duty ut Fort
Duchcsne , Utah , arrived In the city on
Thursday , Ho has been granted four
months1 leave.
Lieutenant Edward V. Stockham , assigned
to the Seventeenth Infantry from the grad
uating class of 183'J ' , has scut his resignation
to the secretary of war. The Important
business interpsts of his father demand nt ,
teutlon , and as the prospects In that direction
give Urlghtor promise financially than u
military career , Lieutenant Stockham has
decided to uraburlc iu mercantile pursuits.
O'Gnuly Snld to Iln Guiltless of tlio
Clrlino of Murder.
CHICAGO , Sept. 23. jSpoi'tal Telegram
to Tun HIB.I : Tlio startling announcement
that Timothy O'Gnuly , who Is serving asov *
cntccn-yeur sentence at Juliet for tlio mur
der of Policeman O'Brien , Is Innocent hud
that the crime wui committed by another man
named Dyer Scanlan Is not balluvod by the
state's attorney , notwithstanding Scanlnn's
confession and nflldnvit to the contrary. The
case Is exciting great attention all over the
state nnd already the governor has been
called upon to exorcise , the pardoning power
In behalf of the prisoner. Tha lirosecutlon
In this uiso was conducted by Assistant
State's Attorneys Baker and Jampolli , and
they stoutly maintain the comclncss of their
"O'Grady ' was identified by O'Urloii's
dying statement nnd the testimony of Policeman -
man Dillon , who was with him , " said Mr ,
Halter to-day , "and when the supreme court
on n writ of error reviewed the
evidence of the case from n vomnleto trans
cript prepared by us the result wai that the
identlllcatlon of O'Grmiy was largely com
plete. If O'Grady was pardoned out and
Scanlau brought to trial in spite of his con
fession , It would bo impossible to ronvlct
him , ou account of that Identification of
O'Grndy standing In the way , and the result
would bo that the crime would go unpun
ished. I don't know what led bcanlan to
imiKo that alleged confession , but I do Know
there Isn't a word of truth In It. "
"It was rumored nt the time of the trial , "
said Mr. Jninpolls , "that Scanlan was the man
who did the hhootlng nnd wo investigated
the rumor thoroughly , with the result that
wo were convinced that there was no foun
dation for it. O'Grady tried to prove nn
nllbl , but It wat knocked out , and there Is no
more in Scanlan'R confession than tlicro was
In O'Grady's ' nllbl. "
Oilier Itiiins Front Iloyoml the
SAN Fit \Ncisco , Sept. 3J. ( Special Tola-
grain to Tun Hun.l- The event of the week
In sporting circles was the license of ? 5,000
for slugging clubs. This order of the board
of supervisors will close up dozens of small
sporting clubs hero and c.iuso in large de
crease In the number of prize fights. . Grcnt
things nro expected of the fight next week
between young Mitchell nnd Johnny Regan.
Thu famous Paddy Rvun has discovered a
promising unknown who appears shortly in
the local ring. Uottlng ou the coming Mur
phy-Wurron fight gives odds in favor of
Warren. s
Lucky Baldwin has been sued for $10,000.
A local actor sang "Slide , Vally , SI Ido" in n
bar room of the Baldwin hotel ana Ualdwln
ejected him , doing him bodily harm. By
the way , once pretty Verona 13uMwin is re
ported 10 bo dyine in the Nupa insane
California raisins have become an Import
ant figure of trade with the Australian cole
nies. Every steamer carries largo consign
ments of California raisins. California
onions also have a biir demand in Australia.
The tenth week In the famous Ulythe case
concluded to-night. This time has been con
sumed by attorneys. Florence Hlytho li an
Knglisn girl , claiming to bo the daughter of
Thomas H. Hlytho , und there nro half a hun
dred other claimants. Several months will
bo consumed In taking testimony. Thus fur
everything points to Florence winning the
case and securing $ lOJU,000. She certainly
has a strong caso. Tbo best legal talent iu
the state concede her \vinper. .
Forest fires have been raging In various
parts of California during the week. Fires
uro stiUburningfiercely in the mountains ,
and much property is destroyed. The loss in
Sun Muteo county ulonu roaches $ t,000,0011.
The people In Nevada county have been
fightinc all the week to save their homes
from destruction. Heavy lossesnre reported
in the Siml river district. It la some weeks
yet before tlio rainy * sea-on , consequently
the fires may still do great damauo.
Thu state fair at Sacramento closed Satur
day night , after the most successful exhibi
tion on record. A prominent feature this
year was the ladles' equestrian tournament ,
which brought out the wealth und beauty of
the state.
John Dillon nnd party arrive here from
Australia October 21) ) , and will remain two
weeks , and bo given a grand reception by
the Irish nationalists.
Indication ! ) That She "Will L/cad / in
tlio Cnpltil Unco.
PiiiRitii , S. D. , Sept. 22. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. | A dispatch from
Urldgowator this evening announced that
Pierre has captured another Investment concern -
corn named tlio Farmers' Capital Invest
ment company. Tnls institution was organ
ized about the same time as the Woonsockot
company , having the same object in view ,
but the stock was disposed of principally to
members of the Farmers' alliance in Mc-
Cook and adjacent counties. The action of
the stockholders in coming to Pierre was ,
based ou the apparent load of Pierre In the
capital race , nnd from whut is known no
other candidate was given onsldotalion In
choosing the place , as it wus considered
practically settled that Pierre would win.
Tbo comi.iuy | . has secured an Interest In a
largo amount of city pronorty nnd will boom
Pierre all it can. The affairs of the company
were shown up , from which it is learned
thut 4,000 stockholders are interested und
will cast a solid vote for Pierre , ai their vote
to invest in this city wus unanimous. A
careful canvuss of every county has Just
been submitted to the Pierre board of trade
by friends working in every section of South
Dakota , which shows that Pierre can
count on over thirty thousand votes for the
capital. Twenty-two thousand uro oonsi ti
ered enough to locuto.
A DOUH1/10 MUn Ell.
A Pennsylvania Mini ICIIlH Hln Wife
nnd Slotlinr-in-Lmw.
BKU.FONTE , Pu. , Sept. 22. At Phllllps-
burB to-day , Seoly Hopkins , aged twenty-
five , shot and killed both his wlfo nnd moth-
cr-m-law and then made un unsuccessful at
tempt to kill himself.
Hopkins has engaged in numerous quarrels
with his wife during the past two or three
months. Two weeks ago ho left borne , re
turning yesterday. They had another quur-
rol this morning , when Hopkins shot his
wlfo dead. Ho then ri'stiud to the third
story , where his mother-in-law wus , and
shot her too , killing her instantly , Hopkins
then wont to n neighboring livery stable ,
where he attempted to kill himself , . ilrlng
two shots into his head , duing little damage ,
When taken into custody u letter wus found
In his pocket accusing his wife of infidelity.
The Wild /Mn / n of Adrian.
CHICAGO , Sept. 22 , ( Special Telegram to
THE UBK. ] It is reported that a wild man
Is parading himself in the woods sixteen
miles north of Adrian , Mich. , In n perfectly
nude condition , scaring the natives half out
of their wits , S'luuda of farmers have been
chasing him UD und down the timber , but no
man has yet bjun within shooting distance.
Ho can run like a deer. It Is thought ho
stops in the trunks of hollow trees nnd feedi
on whut nuts ho can gather and on the young
lambs und chickens stolen from farmers.
Places have bcon found .vlioro ho has dug
holes In the ground and burled , seine of bin
plunder. He Is considered harmless by tlui
men , but the women and children uru kept
In mortal torrjr.
Cold weather will probably drive him to
Tlio Wcntlior
For Nebraska and Iowa Llb'ht rains ,
wfnda shifting to westerly , cooler in eastern
Iowa , higher temperature.
For Dakota Rains , winds shlftlnc * , o
westerly , lower temperature.
The Republicans Propnrluj to Optm
the Campaign.
Attempted Mm-dor and Stilctilu nft
' Jl
OntMnn Tliu Orcunbaolc Candi
date un Vho Stump- ;
Other Items.
Op"nln the Oaiiinnlirn.
fans MOIXES , In. , Scut. 22. [ Special to
THE Bnr..l rho chairman or tlio republican
state central committee has opened head
quarters In this city , nud Is now actively ofj
gantzlng 'ho campaign. It has boon decided.
to have speeches by Senator AllUon , Sena
tor Wilson , Congressman HuiutorAon , Con
gressman Gear nnd Governor Lirruboo nt ,
largo gatherings within the next few days ,
and formally open the speaking campaign iu
this way. Then the smaller guns will open ,
up all along the lino.
, ) . < l. Ur.xdMlmw Hulolito * .
O.ut < ON , la. , Sept. 2i. [ Spsclal Tolojram
to Tun Bui : . J At 0 o'clock this availing , as
James Tyler was passing the house of J. J.
Bradsnaw , ho was shot at by Ur.Uihaw.
The shot did no dam.i o and Bradsliuw 1m-
niedlately plnced the revolver to Ills own
forehead and llrod , killing himself instantly.
Ho leaves a wife nnd a large family of smalt
children nnd in poor clrcnmstnnoa.i. Ho
accused Tyler of undno Intimacy with Lift
wife , nnd has threatened to shoot bath hla
wife and Tylor.
'Ilio Ilnllrnad
Uis : MOINES , la , Sept. 22. | Special to
THE BEE. ] The railroad commissioners are
about the busiest olllcluls around the state
house thcso days. Tneir powers nro so
broad that they have all manner of com
plaints relating to railroad matters referred
to them. They were ut Mount Ayr a part of
lust week , where they hoard complaints
against the poor tram scrv'co ' on that branch
of the Chicago , Burlington & Quiney. A
number of traveling men testified that tho-
train service was so irroirnlnr that they had
virtually boon compelled to glvo up tlio towns
along the branch. They complained es
pecially of the long waits nt stations , where-
trains seemed to stay long ufter the ordinary
traffic had had been disposed of. They sail }
that hi some Instances the trainmen would
have a game of ball whllo waiting ,
Another traveling man claims no got
off the regular passenger train nt
Bethany Junction , transacted all his-
business nt that station , then walked to Lu-
moui , tltrco miles up the track , visited all
his customers there and sold * some bills of
goods , Invoiced a stock of Implements midget
got back to the Lamonl station In time to
catch the passenger train which bo had loft
at Bethany Junction three miles away.
The commissioners have been notified that
the Chicago & Northwestern road has appealed -
pealed from Its decision In what Is known as
the Maurice crossing case. The Sioux Ciry
& Northern roud wants to cross tbo North *
western at that point , but to enable thut road
to do so , according to the plan proposed by
the commissioners , would cost the Nortn *
western $10OJO. Thut road thinks that Is.
praying pretty high for n change that Is
made solely to accommodate another road.
so it has asked for nn injunction to proven * .
the Sioux City & Northern road from aU
tempting to build the crossing.
lo\va'H IjiiloiIturcuti. .
DCS MOIXES , Sept. 22. [ Special to Tnj } .
BEE. I The Iowa bureau of labor nnd stalls-
tics 1ms been organized nud in operation for
nearly six years , and in thai time has done-
so'iin excellent work. Commissioner Hutch ;
ins will soon have ready his third blcnnlajl
report to the governor. Some very Interest
ing Information has been secured from thi
udvunco sheets nud Is now inudo public. The
effort of the commissioner has bcon to pub
liimsolt ia direct communication with the
worklngmon of the state so as to be ublo u )
know their condition und tholr needs , ana to
bo prepared to make recommendations for
appropriate legislation. Ills forthcoming re *
port includes returns from 2,110 working-
men. These represent forty-ulna trades ana
industries , aim they report the avoragp
wages , dally and yearly , the cost of living ,
etc. The following are some of the facts ob
tained from this source :
Number owning their own homes , 1,107 :
number ot homus that nro mortgaged , 40-1 ;
number who runt homes , 505 ; number who
have saved money , 1,031 ; number who uro la
debt , Olu : number who bavo life Insurance.
731 ! ; number who huvo lire insurance , l,15Ct
number belonging to labor oruuulzutlons , 7211
The question was askbd by the commis
sioner : "I prohibition a good thing for the
Ono thousand throe hundred and twenty *
eight answer yes nnd ! 1JO answer no. DuiS
ing the past year 500 workmen of those rot
spending have had tholr wages Increased.
2i3 have had their wages decreased ; 1.671/
learned their trades in the United Slates
dud ? U in Europe : 442 state that tlicro 14
vhild lubor In their localities , and ( UO reply
that there is none. One chapter Is devoted
to "views of woriclngmon , " In which tholif
suggestions and opinions about the condi
tion of labor , nnd reforms that are needed ,
are printed. It makes vary Interesting rcadj
Ing. Attention Is nlso given the subject off
cavlngs banks , und the extent to which they
are used by workiairmon. The relations be
tween capital and lubor , strikes , lockouts ,
etc. , aru alt > o freely discussed.
City and Gnlliucu Y , M. O. A.
Dis : MOINES la. , Sept. 23. [ Special to TUB
BEE. ] Thu cull has neon Issued for the twen
tieth annual convention of the City nnd College -
logo Young Moils' Christian associations at
Ottumwa , beginning OctohorO. Reduced rates
over tbo different roads have boon secured ,
und u very largo attendance Is expected.
Mr. Nash , the state secretary of Nebraska ,
and several prominent workers from the
east are to bo present. Mr. I ) , L. Moody ,
tlio famous evangelist , has bean specially In
vited to attend. The exorcises will begin on
Wudneviay evening and continue ttirouyU
the week.
A Grrcnhiiiik
CEI > AU RAI > II > S , In. , Sept. 2J. [ Special 11t
Telegram to TUB BEE. ) The greenback
candiduto for governor , Kllas Dooley ,
opened the greenback campaign Saturday
night in til's city with a speech which for its
pungent wit and scathing sarcasm was a
grout Hurnrlso. Ho took up each planlc of
tha greenback platform and paid lua respects
to the old parties anil the union lubor party
without thn formality of gloves. Ho re
ferred to the democraticparty "
- party us a "putrid
reminiscence of the stoneuge , " Ho argued.
for u slntrlo tux according to tlio Henry
George idea uud for tbo abolition of national
banks ,
IlulliiiTurner. .
MAI.OV , la. , Kept. 2J. [ Special to THU Hen ]
Mr. Kdwitrd Hullrig , of Lincoln , Nob. , and
Mrs. Mary J , Turner , daughter of John D.
Carter , ono of the most prominent citizens of
Ringgold county , were married ut the reil-
dencu of tlio bride's brother , J , T. Carter ,
Maioy , Iu. , Scptuiiibtr 15.
.Slo.-iiiirtliip Arrivnln.
At New York The Alaska , from Livery
pool ; La Gascogno , from Havre , for Queens *
town ; the litrnrU , from New York for Liv
At Plymouth Tliu Gollert , from New York
for Hamburg ,
Pussed the LUard La Clumpafuo ,
New York for Havre ,