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THE OMAHA ! DAILY BEE.
TWENTIETH YEAK. OMAHA. MONDAY MOBlEgsTG , JUNE 23 , 1800. NUMBEK 5.
SCATTERED TO THE WINDS ,
Bweetwtiter and Plcaannton , Nebraska , Com
HEAVY LOSS AND LITTLE INSURANCE. .
No One Itcportcil Killed , But Many
"IVoro Daii crotlhly Injured By Kant
FJyliiK TlinhcrH lIiimlrcdH
KiuitXF.r , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bin : . ] A cyclone struck the
village of I.'lons'inton , twenty miles north of
here , this afternoon nt 3 o'clock and wiped
out the entire town. Only meagre reports
can bo obtained of the damage to property
outside of the town.
Plcasanton Is situated at the terminus of the
Nantnskot division of the Union Pacific and
was only recently Incorporated. The place
contained about ono hundred and fifty people ,
nil of whom are homeless. The hotel , which
was the largest structure , was blown to
pieces and scattered In the path of the cyclone -
clone ; the proprietor was seriously hurt.
E. K. Ilowcndobbcr , ndrugglstof Bcrtrand ,
was struck on the head with n piece of. flying
timber und received a bad wound , although it
Is not considered serious. Ho was brought
v licro late this evening and is lying in a semi'-
/ conscious condition at the Windsor.
The loss is estimated at $15,000 , with partial
KAVP.NXA , Nob. , Juno 22. [ Special Tele-
gram to TUB Bun. ] Ominous clouds formed
In'the southwest about 2 o'clock today and n
cyclone wjis threatened for u timo. The most
timid took to their caves and cellars , but no
Oanmge , was done by the wind and hull fur
ther than demolishing a few light stables and
ono house mid breaking exposed window
lights. Couriers from Swcetwutcr , a little
linmlct six miles west , have arrived bearing
news that the lliio ono hundred barrel roller
mill erected two years ago at a cost of $2.,000
Is a complete wreck , also a residence just
completed by Mrs. Jane L. Goff is scattered
over the surrounding vicinity , reduced to
kindling woojl. The two stores in the village
tire completely wrecked. H. A. Beyers'
stock of merchandise is totally ruined. No
lives were reported as being lost. A man
end son named Thomas sustained injuries ,
but how serious is not at this time known.
Headmaster Shcppard and your correspon
dent repaired to the scene by special train ns
Boon after the receipt of the news as possible.
A largo crowd of residents were also aboard
to render the unfortunates all assistance pos-
_ Lutcr The Swectwnter cyclone has de
stroyed $ r 0,000 worth of property at the
least consideration , with no insurance ,
livery building in the town with contents is
o complete loss to the owners.
Affairs at McCook.
McCooK , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special to
Tim BKK. ] The rains of th'o post ten days
have been of great help to this county and a
fair crop of wheat and oats and a large crop
of corn are now almost assured.
Tlio surveyors have completed the detailed
survey of the canal , which will tup the
Frenchman about thrco miles above Palisade
in Hitchcock county and emptying into the
Republican at McCook. The uiinul will bo
about thirty mile's long mid will glvo McCook
the best water power in the west. K. II. Kel
logg of Denver has charge of the surveying
party and will have complete estimates made
liy July 1. A syndicate of Chicago capitalists
will take hold of it as soon us the estimates
The referee appointed to take the testi-
viniony and report findings in the county scat
GJISO bus been holding court at Indianola the
past week and will come to McCook Monday
to tuko testimony hero.
Great preparations are being made for cele
brating the Fourth hero and with Hon. Ben
linker mid J. I. Ncsbltt as orators a big time
Donne College Commencement.
CIIKTK , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special to Tin :
Ilr.i : . ] The commencement wccl exercises of
Uoano college were Inaugurated today under
very favorublo circumstances , the baccalau-
rcato sermon being preached by Ilcv. Wil-
lard Scott , pastor of the St. Mary's avcnuo
Congregational church of Omaha. The beau
tifully decorated Congregational church was
crowded to the doors by an appreciative au
dience of Cretans and out-of-town visitors.
The members of the senior class , eight in
number , occupied scats immediately in front
of the speaker. The text was found in St.
John , twcnty-llrst chapter , sixteenth verso :
"Tho city lleth four squared ; mid the length
Is us great as the breadth ; and the length
mid. the breadth mid the height uro equal. "
The discourse , which dealt with the sym
metry of the Christian character , was very
KnppoHcd Inucmllury Klro at Kearney.
KIAHNIV : ; , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bm : . ] lllchard Scott's resi
lience , in the south part of the city was
burned this morning about ! o'clock. Loss ,
fcr ! 00 ; Insured for $500. It is supposed to bo
incendiary as n number of suspicion ! ! charac
ters have been prowling about thu neighbor-
-liood und no lire hud been in the house since
-the day bcforo.
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AI.MA , Neb , , Juno 22. [ Special to Tin :
UKK. ] The republican county central com
mittee met yesterday and called a convention ,
to bo heldiit Alma July 10 , for the purpose of
nominating candidates for rcproscntatlvo
und county attorney and thu select Ion of dole-
cutes to state and congressional conventions.
No proxies are to bo admlttejl.
Their Annual AddrenH.
CUKTK , Neb , , June 22. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Bii : } . ] llev , Charles B. Newman of
the Lincoln Christian church delivered the
iinmial address to the Dnano college Young
Women and Young Men's Christian associa
tion this evening. Subject , "Tho Bible the
Hook for Young Men of Today. "
Appropriation IllllH ,
WASUIIXOTOX , Juno 22. All except ono ( the
Kcnvnil dellcleney ) of the fourteen regular
npproprlatiou bills have been acted on In ono
or both houses of congress , But two of the
thirteen , however tlio army and military
ucudemy bills have become laws. The others
uro mostly In conference or in nn advanced
state. In the house or senate. Almostsoven hun
dred bills , the larger portion being house
1'IIU ' , have been sent to the president since
the opening of congress for Ids action.
Kmpcror William OlvcH a Fete.
BKIII.IS , Juno 22.- [ Special Cablegram to
TIIK BiaEniK | | > ror William last evening
KIWO a eurden fete on Pfuuen Insel , at which
Chancellor von Caprlvl , the cabinet minister ,
the president nmt vleo presidents of the
many deputies were present ,
The empress assisted In receiving mid enter
taining the guests. At the supper in the
evening all thu political parties were repre
sented except the socialists.
The emperor gave audience to lay today to
Sir Percy Anderson , the Bi tlsh representa
tive In the' Knst African negotiations. In
conversation nt the fete the emperor ex
pressed keen satisfaction at acquiring Heligo
T.I 111 ft- "
SlatcnientHjirTliclr KlTuct Upon Ctis-
toniH IlccclptH ,
WASIIINOTOX , Juno -Statements of the
cffccts'upon the customs receipts by the pro
visions of the tariff bill , ns reported by the
.scnuto finance committee , have been com
pleted. These show the amount of dutiVs
collected In 1SSO upon the importation of nil
articles made dutiable in the house bill and
the amendments proposed by the senate as
sessed under existing laws was $ ltH-iOS-
8-lti. The duties estimated under the
house bill amount to $200,249,077 ;
under the bill amended by the
senate , $201,680,007. The equivalent nd va
lorem rate under the house bill Is r > 2.bO per
cent ; under the senate bill 51.07 per cent.
The reduction in revenue by the transfer of
articles to tlio free list in the house bill , in
cluding $10i27S78 : reduction In Internal reve
nue taxes stricken out by the scnnto finance
committee. Is estimated at ? 71OiH,77-l. By the
transfer of articles to the free list In the sen
ate bill the reduction in revenue is estimated
at fOOrl)43. ) ! ; ) A foot note to tlio recapitula
tion says : "These tables nro prepared
upon the plan and theory usually
followed. The estimates are largely
conjectural and moro or less unreliable imd
misleading. They nro based upon the as
sumption that if the bill should become a law
merchandise of like quantity and values would
bo imported during the fiscal year 1SSO. This
basis can only bo accepted no reliable where
changes in rates are not of such n character
as to necessarily cause increased or dimin
ished importation. The reduction above given
, of $71 , < MM,774 by tlio house bill and $ HOfyjO,34S
by the scnuto appear to be certain , but if im
ports should bo the sumo ns last year under
the new rates the reduction would amount
under the house bill to'fiii.l'JS.Gl'J , and under
the senate bill to $20,318,233.
A Secret Consistory.
KOMI : , Juno 22. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to THE Bun. ] This morning the
pope descended to consistory hall , where
the cardinals of divers oriental colleges as
sisted in the naming of the patriarch of An-
tioeh. Afterwards his holiness hold a secret
consistory , at which Monsignors VaiiNatelli ,
GaleatI , Marmlllod and Dunnjcnskl were
created cardinals. The second consistory
will bo held Juno 20 , nt which Leo XIII. will
confer cardinal hats on two lloman princes
and name the new bishops in France and
An American Lady Artlut Honored.
[ C'iijHuit | / fSflrt I > u Jimifd Gordon Jicnnelt.l
LONDON , Juno 22. fNew York Herald Ca
blegram Special to Tnu Buu , ] The di
rectors of the Chantrez fund have fixed on a
picture of Mrs. Men-lit , neo Annie Lea of
Philadelphia , for their purchase this year.
The picture , whicli is in the academytis en
titled "Love Barred Out. " Mrs. Morritt is
one of the ablest of lady artists , whose high
success is well deserved.
Notables A'lsit Corpus Christ ! . CD
Courus CIIHISTI , Tex. , Juno 22. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : Bui : . ] The private car
Mayflower with the Leslie-Harrison party
loft hero this morning en route to Monterey ,
Mexico. They returncd-last.night from .Mus
tang Island where they spent the day in
specting the progress of the ship canal enter
prise nt that point. They all speak highly of
the undertaking and arc confident of its ulti
mate success. Mr. Kusscll Harrison mid his
associates express themselves as delighted
with the Gulf beach , which they pronounced
the finest they had over seen , not excepting
that of Galveston or Capo May.
They predict that the deep water nt Hopes
I'ass not only assures the future of Corpus
Christ ! , but will miiko the beach at that
point u famous resort. The advantages arc
I'our Youthful IClopers.
CIIATTANOOOA , Tcnii. , Juno 22. Perhaps the
youngest double elopement on record has just
been made public in this city. On Thursday
night Miss Lucy Kelly , whoso parents live
here , and Miss Ilosa Davis , an orphan girl
raised by Mi's. L , B. Stuckoy , nro the hero
ines in tlio romantic affair , all the parties to
which are little moro than girls and boys.
Miss llosu , a pretty little miss of thirteen ,
was married to Charles Moffet , a railroa'd fire
man , eighteen years old. Miss Lucy , who is
but sixteen , became the wife of Henry HoeS ,
a nlnetccn-yenr-old railroader. Tho'parents
of the young people are very indignant over
the affair. Tlio boy grooms are keeping very
quiet , but seem happy and confident that
their hasty > vedding will not lead to repent-
North Ainerljuit 'turner Iliuuls.
Nuw YOIIK , Juno 22. The fourteenth an
nual convention of the North American
Turner bunds mot this morning in Central
Turner hall and began formal business.
President Hugo Muench delivered the open
ing address. Tlio organization controlled a
greater social and political power , ho said ,
than any other In the United States ,
other civil body furnished so many able-
bodied soldlet * during the late war The an
nual report showed a roll call of ! )5,012 ) mem
bers , with property amounting to $1.774,221
and indebtedness $2U1UI3. : The following
board of officer * was elected for the present
convention : Helnrich Brown , St. Louis ,
president ; Henry Metzcr , New York , vice
president ; Victor .L. Borgcr , Milwaukee ,
Postponed Its Publication.
PAWS , Juno 22. The report of the inspec
tors who investigated the ufTutrs of Credit
Foncler proved so un favorable that the gov
ernment hud postponed Its publication until
M. Christophlo , govomor of the Institution ,
bus had time to frame a reply. The Inspec
tors accuse Christophlo of having made im
prudent und unauthorized advances. Credit
Fonder shares yesterday fell . ' 15 francs , car
rying routes down also. Lo Palx today
stated that Christophlo had tendered his
resignation , but Minister Beauvler declined
to accept it till ho could consult the rest of
Now York Imbor Union Split.
NEW YOKK , Juno 22. A split occurred in
the central labor union today. The boelallstlu
delegates were compelled to withdraw and
thov have formed u new central body , which
will bo known as tlio central labor federation ,
'The war of words was loud and vigorous.
The Panama Canal.
PAWS , Juno 22. Lieutenant Wise , who
was sent to Columbia toarrango for an ex
tension of the Panama canal concession , ca
bles that ho has received assurance that the
Columbian government will support him in
his mission ,
Brigands Demand n Itnnsoiu. . .
CoNsTANTisoi'i-u , Juno 22. Brigands near
Shield ! have captured Muhomou'i Bey , n man
of great wealth. They demand 12,000 for
his release. Turkish soldiers have been dis
patched in pursuit of the brigands ,
The AVeathor Foreuast.
For Omaha and vicinity Showers , fol
lowed uy fair weather.
For Nebraska ' and Town Fair except
Hho\v i in western Iowa , stationary temper-
uture , easterly winds.
For South Dakota Fair , continued high
temperature , southerly winds ,
t > - -
At New York The Moravia , from Ham
burg , the Auruula , from Liverpool ,
AN ATTEMPTED LYNCHING ,
A Brutal Outrage Committed on a Lincoln
SUBJECTED TO TERRIBLE INDIGNITIES.
Home of His I-'ollow-Kniployes Take n
IJlslikc to Him ami Try to
LINCOLN , Nob. , Juno 22. [ Special to TUB
BKI : . ] The people of Lincoln were astounded
today to leurn of the attempted lynching this
morning of G. W. Blakeley by six of his com
rades in the Lincoln paper mill. Bhikcloy is n
man of probably forty years and lives on
Tenth street south of Van Dom. Ho has
several mouths to feed in his family and has
the reputation of being n hard working man
and good provider for his family. Ho was
employed for n long time at the paper mill ,
but for some reason n number of ills fellow
workmen cherished nn open. hatred for him
and they finally scoured his discharge.
Blakclcy's son secured n position In the mill ,
however , and though getting but n boy's
wages a dollar a day helped keep the wolf
from the door temporarily. Yesterday
Blakeley asked for his old position at the mill
again us lie was unable to find work else
where. As ho is a comi > ctcnt and skillful
workman the foreman reinstated him. This
aroused the ire of William Moore and three
other employes , who hold a grudge against
Blakeley , and it is said that last night
they held a secret conference as
to how tliev should get rid of their obnoxious
fellow workman. The men in the gang were
William Moore , Price West , Francis Glad-
win and Charles Smith. It is hinted that
their conference was.intcrlnnlcd with copi
ous draughts of intoxicants. They finally
decided to lynch Blakeley and securing a
rope they armed themselves to the tcetli and
shortly after 1 o'clock In the morning directed
their footsteps toward the house of their in
tended victim. Meanwhile they induced two
friends of Blnkeley named S. B. Hatlield and
Charles Cape to join the party. Both these
declare that they were intoxicated and had
no idea of the terrible crime that had been
planned by the conspirators.
About 2 o'clock in the morning Blakclcy's
house was reached and he was awakened by
a loud knock on the door. In response to his
query , "Who's thcrci" the reply came , "It is
Blakeley came to the door in his nightclothes -
clothes and as soon as ho made his appear
ance ho was seized and dragged out into the
street. A rope was then put about his neck
and ho was Jerked dowji a number of times.
When he endeavored to remonstrate he was
met with terrible tin-eats and curses , and to
stifle his cries a handkerchief was stuffed
into liis mouth and another tied around his
face to hold the first in place.
After suffering several indignities ho was
informed that ho "could die with his boots
on" if ho wished and ho was taken back to
his little home to put on his clothes.
The wife , who before was par
alyzed with terror , now besought
the men to release her husband and
when they refused she attempted to take the
rope from her husband's neck. One of the
brutes knocked her down , and , pointing a
revolver in her face , threatened to ' 'send
her to kingdom come" if she opened her
mouth again. This man remained on guard
to keep the wife from following while the
others again led thu husband away. . . _ . , .
Blakeley was then dragged away ami sub
mitted to nil manner of tortures , * such ns be
ing carried by his thumbs , kicked and cuffed.
He was taken within a quarter of a mile of
the penitentiary , and while the conspirators
were looking for n tree from which they
could hang Blakeley the gag slipped from
their victim's mouth and lie emitted a yell
that attracted the attention of the guards at
the penitentiary. They came running to
the scene , and the brutes , seeing that their
game was up , ran away , leaving their victim
still witli the rope about his neck. One of
them , Charles Smith , attempted to make
sure work of the job , and. drawing his re
volver , ho fired at Bradley , but. the ball
passed through the latter's hat , and he was
All the miscreants escaped and Blukcjey
was picked up and found to bo in u sorry
plight. He was still conscious and gave the
names of the entire party. Word was com
municated to the police and by 7 a. in. the
entire outfit excepting Smith were arrested.
Smith was pursued us fur as the mill , and
then ho disappeared.
A IIBVOI.TIXO CII1MR.
George Smith , recently bartender of the
now defunct Yellow Front saloon , was ar
rested at y o'clock this morning ou the grave
charge of criminally assaulting n ten-year-old
girl. The child is a sister of Smith's wife.
Smith is a fellow who does not have the best
of reputations and , though behind the bars ,
is very defiant. The relatives of the outraged
child are almost wild with Indignation and if
they could lay hands on Smith they declare
they would give the undertakers a job.
Tin : TUUNFCST.
The annual turnfest of the Nebraska di
vision of the turnverein occurs in Lincoln
this week commencing Monday and lusting
until Thursday evening. Leading German cit
izens from various portions of the state have
signified their intention to bo present to wit
ness the various contests for supremacy in
strength and skill. The best German athletes
in the state will bo in attendance and , as all
have been in faithful and close training for
months , one of the greatest gymnastic con
tests ever witnessed in the state can bo ex
pected. Among the turner societies who will
enter the list are the following : Omaha ,
South Omaha , Sioux City , Fremont , Plaits-
mouth , Lincoln , and others. Among the con
testants will bo twelve young ladies from
Fremont. Monday afternoon and evening will
bo devoted to the reception of the different
visiting societies. In the evening a kommcrs
will bo held.
Tuesday the turners will parade the streets
and then go to Sawyer's park where the prize
turning will commence. In the evening a
concert will bo given at the Funko opera
house. Among the participants will bo
Mtulamo Weber and the macnnerchor.
On Wednesday morning there will bo a
grand parade of all the different societies rep
resented. The prize turning will be continued
nt Sawyer's park throughout the day , and in
the evening a grand ball will bo held at' Bo-
On Thursday the contests for prizes will
end at Sawyer's park and a day of general
festivity will bo passed.
UVIUUNTI.Y DON'T LIKE MUIIPIIV.
The lied lllbbon Temperance club of this
city nt its meeting this afternoon passed the
following series of resolutions :
Wliereas , TliL anti-pi ( ililliltlonlst soft his tita to
are parading 1'runuls Murphy as the ri-pu un-
tatlvn of trao temperance because ho Is In
favor of high license ; and
Whereas , The said 1'rancls Murphy Is bolitfr
advertised as the friend of temperance * ami
morality , though endorsed puhllcly by 1'eter
K. Her and Kdward Itoxiwater ; therefore ltd It
Itesolvcd , That In thu midst of such a I'rlsls
ns tliu battlu lictween thu homes of
Nebraska and the high licence drunk
ard makers of the nation , this
orgunlrutlun Uniiwii ns thu Itcd Itllilxm club
of Nebraska repudiates any so-called tc.ni-
porani'O worker nr guspul iiivlvallst who ru-
fuses to lift his vnlco for prohibition of thu
Infamous liquor I ralllc.Vo believe our people
ple Hhoiild ruftiio to eiiL-ouniKo nr support
any man or class of men who heolc to do the
devil's work under thu cloak of religion.
PAIATKA , Fla. , Juno 22. Charles Pratt ,
editor of the Evening Herald , assaulted J.
Kussell Kennedy , editor of the Times , yester
day with a heavy cane , which ho broke Into
splinters over his victim's head. Kennedy
closed In on him and whllo the pair was
locked In a ferocious embrace , each trvlugto
ilruw his weapon from his pocket bystanders
and police Interfered and separated them.
The trouble grew out of an article In the
Times , Kennedy's wounds are not danger
ous. J jw suits WO likely to follow ,
A VotniK Imily StolciilfcYo'm a Hotel In
Nr.w CASTU : , Pa. , Junnsi.A timt daring
abduction was nccomplls'hptl'horo to-day from
ono of the leading hptclflj tlio corridors of
which were crowded rtt the time with men
discussing the congressional deadlock In this
district. They word' startled about 8tO : :
o'clock by Mrs. J. E. PhHJIpsof Sterling , III. ,
n guest of the hotel , rushing down stnlrs and
calling upon them fnmtJL-ully , "For God's '
sake rescue that child. 'Jjhey have stolen my
child. " When the woman had suftlclently
recovered from her excitement to explain , It
was learned that the two non who had n mo
ment bcforo quietly but hurriedly passed
through the crowd with ! n young girl were
the abductors of Mrs. Phillips' sister. "Tho
girl they have stolen , " said she , "Is Nova
Cochruii , my sister. Hoftfntlier and mother
are dead and she has been living with us at
Sterling , 111. , our homo.- IWo have been visit
ing In this section , and Thursday night wo
were at Mrs. Moses' , my&Ister. where these
bad boys tried to steal Ihf child from us , but
Mr. Phillips prevented them , and now they
have followed us hero. jWhllo | Mr. Phllllni.
went to the depot to checjc our baggage , us
we arc on our road homcj' they broke into the
room and took Jier from mo. They were gone
before I could raise nn alarm. "
When Mr. Phillips returned to the hotel ho
Informed the mayor , whqjcnusod ofllccrstobo
sent in pursuit of the men , but ns yet with
out success , as they hurrcd | the girl into a
buggy at the hotel door and had driven out
of the city at full speed.
The abductors are Arnold and Hugh Coch-
run , brothers of Neva , and jhoy nro hardened
characters , the latter having served n term in
jail forstoaling. Nevaisnliaiidsomoburnettc ,
sixteen years old. and llvcAl with her sister.
She was an unwilling party to" the abduction.
Her father was the late T , Ft Cochran , u rich
farmer , who left an estate , of $75,000 to bo di
vided among four children. Her guardians
are Hiram Watson and S.'C. McCrcnry. It
is evidently the IntcutUm of the Cochran
boys to keep the girl until ) she comes of ago
with the hope of securing her shuro in the
Apparently a AVeliflmltl Conspiracy
PouoiiKEcrsn : , N. Y. , Juno 22. A singular
case of attempted murder by poison was
heard in the police court yesterday , the
charge being made by Mrs. Williams of
Laurel street against her neighbor , Mrs.
Mooney. Johnny Williams , the ten-year-old
son of the plaintiff , -testified that Mrs.
Mooney called him -injo her hallway
and handed him a piece * of bread which
was buttered and covered with what
looked like jam , and told him to
cat it bcforo ho went out. The boy took ono
bite , which made him vomit and gave him n
burning sensation in the stomach. IIo went
to his mother and n neighbor with his mouth
besmeared with vomit and a white powder.
His mother took the bread to Dr. J. P. Wil
son , who analyzed 'it , and testified that the
bread was covered .with what looked like
jelly or jam , full of arsenic and pounded
glass , Known as - Jiough on Hats.
Mrs. Mooney was called to the stand
and testified that she did not give
the boy the bread ; that he ! hud not been in
her house In five years , and that she had no
poisonous matter in hor-houso whatever. The
boy's mother said she received the bread from
the boy after ho had bitiqn into it. She , too ,
said she had no poison excjcpt bug poison in
the houso. Witnesses were sworn as to Mi's.
Moonoy's good character , niter which the in
vestigation was udjouVped . for a week. It
was shown that Mrs. 'Mooney had beaten
Mrs. Williams in two slatider , suits and that
thcro is bad feeliirg'-betWeri them.--1 - *
WOV&BX'T TlJ ? IIKHIED.
\ Mayor Who Threw a Big SaloonKeeper -
Keeper Down tlio Stali-N.
Niw YOIIK , June 22. The excise war waged
against the saloonkeepers in Long Island
City by Mayor Glcason resulted in a fracas
last night in the major's office on Front
street. Shortly after 8 o'clock , while the
mayor was in his private1 oflico , Saloonkeeper
John Hatccran of 81 Venion avcnuo entered
and told thp mayor that tie wished to sco him
about obtaining a renewal of his license.
"I came to see you , " said Mr. Ilatcgan to
the mayor , "about my license , and if I don't
get it my business will be ruined. "
"This matter , " replied the mayor , "is not a
question of ruining any imin's business. The
number of saloons in the cily must be reduced ,
and as you arc one of the men who hiiyo sold
liquor to children contrary to law , you can't
get a HceiiBO. "
Mr. Ilatcgan is said to have advanced to
ward the mayor at the time and said , "Here
is $200 , that ought to fix things. " Mayor
Glcason jumped up in an instant mul in an
angry tone roared , ' 'What ! you try to bribe
mcf Get out of hero ! " and the next moment
the big mayor had seized , , Mr. Ilatcgan , who
is also a big man , by the back of the neck ,
and in less time than it takes to say Jack
Robinson , rushed him through his ofllco to
the head of the stairs where ho gave him a
push that sent him flying : down the flight of
fifteen steps. Ho landed in a heap at the
bottom where ho lost no time in recovering
himself and making off.
THE tlKXltttlVKS JIOXUJIKXT ,
All the Preparation * ) Completed for
IxniAx.vroLio , Ind.Juno22. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bui : . ] Preparations are com
plete for the unveiling ft the Hcndrlcks
monument , it promises to bo the most im
posing event in the history of the state ,
Prominent democratic clubs from the leading
cities of Ohio , Illinois , Kentucky , Missouri
and Indiana will bo hero , also Governor Hill
of New York , Governor .Campbell of Ohio ,
and other prominent gei\tlcmcn. \ The dome
for the monument will arrive tomorrow ami
bo put in place at onco.i The work on the
pedestal is practically lliiisncd and the struc
ture us n whole will bo rfady to receive the
three bronze figures andlfthcr bronze orna
mentations by Tuesday dr "Wednesday. A
stone plaza is being laid 'about the monument ,
which will much enhancO its imposing up-
peurunco. Governor Hovoy twill deliver the
welcoming address , Senator "Turpio the oration
tion , James Whltcomb Ililijy the poem , and
Mrs. Thomas A. Hendrioki , widow of the deceased -
ceased vlco president , will 'unveil the month.
inent. Five hundred children are being
trained to faing several appropriate songs.
JtKMtXil.lItHTi'li 1. 1.11 It.
She Hiiyw Harmim Dill Not Offer to
Buy it if Amputated.
New YOIIK , Juno 22.-T-A London special
says Mmo. Sarah Bernaafat arrived thcro
yesterday. She Is very nalo , but is lively
ami in good spirits. Her : lllness is moro
nervous f.itiguo than onyV affection of tlio
hneo Joint. She says that the story of Barman -
man having offered bet1) ) a largo sum of money
for her leg if amputated Is a sale monsongo
( dirty lie ) , and she is Sure that her American
friends respect her too much to believe it.
She tiU > o said she was sorry who could not
fulfil her engagement , In America , but she
hud arrived at tlio timb of.llfo when art is re
garded moro than money , and that art kept
her in Europe.
Illinois SousoT Veterans ,
JACKSONVILLE , lll.'J Juno 2-A The annual
stuto encampment of Sons of Veterans of Illi
nois began today , C'qlonal Qoorgo B. Sudden
of Sprlnglleld commanding. This evening
thc'ro was a sueredjjpbnccrt for the benullt of
the assembled hosta ,
No Hope for the K-.MmuIxHl .
LH-xti.ui , Pa. , June 22.Tho rescuing party
hus not yet reached the entombed miners.
They nro working hard , but no one knows
how far they have to ga yet , Hope has given
way to despair ,
WYOMING READY AND WAITING
Tiio Thriving Territory Anxious to ba Num
bered Among the States ,
SHE HAS THE REQUIRED POPULATION ,
An Instance .Showing How RiiMily Con-
Cliungc Their Views
Upon Some Very Im
WASHINGTON Brmuu Tun OUUIA Bin : , 1
nii : FouirruuNTii Srur.UT , }
WASHINGTON' , D. C. , Juno 22. j
Governor F. E. Warren of Wyoming Is hero
mul says : "Tho bill admitting Wyoming to
statehood hns already passed the house and Is
unllnishcd business before the senate. Great
credit Is duo Delegate Cnroy for his untiring
work In Its behalf. The whole territory Is u
unit for statehood. Wo arc ready and wait-
Ing. The census will give us nearly ono hun
dred thousand population , anil but for the In
surmountable ( llfllculUcs of enumerating n
population scattered over a region ono and a
half times as large as thu six Now England
states It would give us li.XX ( ) . Wyoming
will have largely a homo market for her
products. Her coal , iron and timber will go
to treeless and fuelless Kansas and Nebraska.
Her agricultural products will go to feed her
miners and smelters , whllo her stock will consume -
sumo the surplus corn of Nebraska on their
way east , "
CHANGING CUIIIinNTS IN COXOIIUS3.
Evidence was given the past week of how
easily men In congress suddenly change their
positions upon' very important subjects. The
day before the tariff bill was reported from
the senate committee on finance it was stated
positively that the provisions in the tariff bill
relating to Imported tobacco and tobacco
tuxes would not bo disturbed. When the bill
was reported the abolition of the tobacco
taxes was found to bo eliminated from the
MoICinlcy bill. Five days before the senate
passed the free colnugo bill almost a majority
of the entire senate from the republican side
signed a pledge that they would not support
a free coinage bill. The majority for free
coinage was amazing. The house , It will bo
remembered , voted down free coinage by n
very decided majority. It is now known that
hud' the senate bill been taken from the speak
er's table the day after it come from the upper
branch of congress the house would have
given an almost two-thirds majority for the
scnnto bill thereby completely changing its
expression of only a few days since. Nobody
can make anything like an intelligent fore
cast of congressional action whllo congress is
composed of the present membership.
I'l.U.MS NOT UAdUIII.r SOUGHT.
There has probably been less of a scramble
for the nlno appralsor.ships under the McKinley -
Kinley valuation bill than has ever been
known for so iTiuiiy largo places. The duties
of these appraisers arc not onerous. They
consist in making estimates from the work of
the real appraisers , and the abilities of the
appraisers should consist more in business ex
perience and common SOIIH.O than law or book
study. Honesty is the prime qualification
nece.ssary. So far as real specific or general
ability is concerned no more Is absolutely
necessary than is required in u good chief of
division in a department wortli § 2,000 a year ,
wh.Uo.tho appniisorships are wortli $7,000 a
venr , and are to bo regarded ivs positions for
llfo or durhig good behavior. It is not likely
that moro than twenty names have in real
Lhahiostbeeututeaoutcd .for these nine posi
tions , whllo thcro have been over 100 "names
presented for a single position requiring as
much ability and as high character and
worth less than half the salary.
THU ATTACKS ON Mil. WAXAMAKEII.
Not in a score of years has a man in public
lifo been subjected to the venomous attacks
which have been heaped upon Postmaster
General Wanamaker since ho accepted the
position in General Hnrriscn's cabinet. Mr.
Wanamaker is u republican , and an earnest
believer in the policy of protection. During
the campaign ho spoke out his views as to the
policy of the party to which ho has always
been attached , and subscribed sums of money
and collected larger sums from other men
whawcro of the same view of thinking as ho.
This I'uiul materlallv aided the national com
mittee in distributing protection literature
and in paying the legitimate expenses of an
expensive contest , Because ho subscribed to
the fund and because ho induced others to
do so ho has been persistently charged with
buying his scat in the cabinet. How absurd
tnis is even those who write him down know
Mr. AVunnmaker has borne nil the charges
without a murmur. Ho has been assailed
time after time. Ho has been hounded from
New York to California and from Maine to
Texas , and yet not a word of complaint has
over been heard from him. Ho has conducted
the affairs of his oflico in a manner which
should commend him to every American citi-
cen , regardless of party , and helms conducted
these affairs at great personal loss. Only n
few days ago ho was compelled to dis
pose of nn enormous jobbing business
which ho owned in Philadelphia , because his
duties in Washington absolutely prohibited
his attention to private affairs.
Two years ago the linn of John Wunamnkcr
& Co. purchased a jobbing trade , with thn
understanding that the sellers might have the
privilege of buying it back within thrco years
if the purchasing lirm desired to sell. This
jobbing business amounts to moro than
if 1,000,003 a month and was n good Investment
up to the time that Mr. Wanamaker was able
to glvo it his personal attention , but owing to
his ofllcial duties ho was obliged to neglect
his private business , and found that it would
be Impossible to carry on this branch of his
business as long as ho remained-In Washing
ton. Ho therefore sold it back the other day
to the linn from which ho bought it. There
are three concerns In Philadelphia under the
name of Wanamaker. Ono is Wanamakor &
s Brown , ono S. M. Wanamaker & Co. , and the
other John Wanamaker.
Every time cither of the first two firms has
any business operation \\hlch involve. " an
attack on the government the opposition
newspapers and blackguards generally per
sist in attacking John Wanamaker and in as
serting that his relations with the govern
ment glvo him opportunities to further his
own business Interests , yet John Wnnunmkor
has no connection whatever with cither
Wunamaker & Brown or S. M. Wuiinmukcr
& Co. , nor has ho had for years. Not only
has his private business been dragged Into
every political discussion , but the utmost un
fairness prevails in discussing his public
acts. Every time u letter carrier is dismissed
from the service or a cleric Is relegated to
privntolifo the postmaster general is us-
sullcd all along the line , yet ho cannot
answer thcso attacks , although ho would
have perhaps excellent defense in each and
A case In point : Recently a number of
letter carriers were discharged In a certain
central city , and at least a hundred news
paper articles have been written abusing the
postmaster general for the removals , and as
sertions have been freely inndo to the effect
that imlltlcal considerations ulono and a desire -
sire to violate thu .spirit of the civil
service law accounted for thcso
changes , yet it would bo easy to
show from the lllo. * of the dopartmcnt and
the reports of the inspectors that these men
were dismissed for good and sufllclnnt causes.
Letter carriers found in improper houses and
in saloons with their uniforms are not lltmun
for the government service , and they have
been quietly dismissed ralhor than bring dis
grace upon their families by giving publicly
the action of thu department. Tills Is only a
samplo. The postoRlco department records
will show wh'-'ii some ono succeeds the p'ros-
untholUcr of the postofllco portfolio that Mr.
Wanamaker has not only lived up to the
spirit of the civil service law , but that helms
in many cases tried hard to retain men whoo
conduct "llrcd" thorn for dlmnKsul. and whoso
politics were at variance with thosoof the
party in power.
MllllUHliA UKLCOATIOVa U.N MIA Ell.
The Nebraska delegation voted as follows
ou the silver bUJ ; lu. tU
and Paddock were b\ < \n the senatorial
pledges for n 4f > 00,0 / 'inco purchase
monthly and certificates 'iinublo In coin
and a legal tender and wh o compromise
failed and the bill camv 'oro thu house
Paddock voted for the Dial. cndmcnt re
stricting pMchines to f.'i\ D worth n
month mid for the Chandlci uuudmcnt re
stricting purchases to the product of Ameri
can mines. Hotli Mnndcrson and Paddock
voted for free and unlimited c'.ilnago on the
Hi ml passage of the bill. In ( ho house Cou
ncil alone of the delegation bolted the caucus
bill mid voted with the free coinage advocates
before the bill passed Uio house and was
sent to the senate. Both Dorsoy mid Laws
voted to sustain the Bpoakor's reference of
the bill to the committee ou coinage , weights
and measures , Council ulono voting with the
nlno other republicans to overrule the
m\Tii : OF Miii. aiitMUi.
Mrs. Grimes , widow of the lute Senator
G rimes of Iowa , and mother-in-law of Sena
tor Allison , died today at the ago of seventy-
eight years , Them will bo funeral services
at the family residence at . " o'clock tomorrow
afternoon , and in the evening the remains ,
accompanied by Senator Allison and others
of the family , will start to Burlington , la. ,
where the interment will take place.
A NUIWASKA c.vnirr ADMmuD.
A. D. Sydenham of Nebraska was yester
day admitted as a cadet to West Point. The
entering class numbers only seventy-eight
out of more than ono hundred ami llfty ap
plicants. PUIIIIT S. HUATII.
MOW A A'BHW.
Dns MoiNns , In. , Juno 2-3. [ Special to
Tin : But.l : About till of the republican
county conventions for the selection of dele
gate to the state , congressional and Judicial
conventions in this state have been held. So
far as reported they have been harmonious ,
and the indications are that a spirit of har
mony will prevail in the state convention at
Sioux City next Wednesday. The temper-
nnco question will bo the principal bono of
contention , but the prohibition wing of the
party has been actlvo and will probably con
trol the action of the convention. It is freely
predicted that a plank similar to that of last
year will bo adopted , and that the Wilson
bill for the prohibition of the sale of original
packages will bo endowed.
The slate which will bo most likely to suc
ceed in capturing the nominations is as fol
Secretary of State-W. M. McF.irland of
Emmet county , with C. S. Byrkitt of Appa-
noose county as competitor.
Auditor of State J. A. Lyons of Guthrie
county , present incumbent. His chief com
petitors are C. G. McCarthy of Story county
and 1 < \ M. Kyle of Clarke county.
Treasurer of State General B. A. Bceson
of Marshall county.
Supreme Court Hcportcr G. B. Pray of
Hamilton county , although he will have'iome
opposition from" various counties who have
local candidates. N. B. Haymond of Polk
county also seems to stand a good show.
Supreme Court Judge Justice Ilothroek
will likely bo his own successor , although
Mr. H. N" . M , Pusoy of Council Bluffs is a
Kuilroad Commissioner John Mnhln of
Muscat inc. Pliny Nichols , Jud Lnko and
other candidates are mentioned. The demo
cratic member , Hon. Peter A. Dey , is the
ono whoso term of oflico expires.
Attorney General The present incumbent ,
Hon. J. V. Stono. will have no opposition.
The Iowa Tribune , the union labor and
anti-monopoly paper of tho. state , says :
"Iowa is preparing for a great industrial
stuto convention. The farmers' alliance will
numo a candidate for congress in the Ninth
district on July 12 , and all other Industrial
organizations will support him. This or
similar work will ho done in other Iowa .dis
tricts to purify congress of Wall street at
torneys and secure legislation for the people. "
Iowa National Guard.
Dts MOINI : . , In. , Juno 22. [ Special to
Tim Biil : The Iowa National guard
seems to bo in pretty good shape. The
cport of the inspection of the First regi
ment shows the following ratings : Company
A. Boone , 50 men , T4 per cent ; Company B ,
TiptonHi men , MJ per cent ; Company C.
Cedar Rapids , 4S men , ( i ,1 per cent ; Com
pany D , Murshalltown , 55 men , 111' $ ' percent ;
Company E , Clinton , 50 men , 7S'i ' per cent ;
Company F , Eldora , 4U men , 70 per cent ;
Company G , Vmton.lH,1 per cent ; Company
H , Toledo , 50 men , 72 per cent. The Boone
and Clinton companies are the only-ones hav
ing the regulation United States uniforms.
Corn Palaoo I'lans.
Sioux CITV , la. , Juno 22. [ Special to Tm :
Bii.J : : The management of the Sioux City
corn paluco and festival has just signed a con-
tract-with Francis Dubois , the French artist ,
who will design the Now Orleans Mnrdl Gr.vs
lloats for next year , to furnish plans for a
similar display at Sioux City this fall. The
sketches for the Sioux City festival are to bo
prepared at once and forwarded for approval.
Men who have had charge of the construction
of the New Orleans floats will bo employed
to supervise the construction of those which
Mr. Dubois will design for Sioux City. It
will require two full mouths to prepare this
feature of the com palace futo.
T.iouatliiK 11 Now Line.
Sioux CITY , la. , Juno 22. [ Special to
Tun BIK. : ] Surveying parties have left
hero to locate a line of road in a south
easterly direction from Sioux City. The
route which local capitalists dcsiro to occupy
lies through the counties of Woodbury ,
Monona , Crawford , Shelby , Audit lion to
Guthrie Center , the county scat of Guthrie
county , there making concoctions with the
Chicago * Hock Island & Pacific. But it is
intended to carry the line on through the
counties of Dallas , Madison , 'Warren and
Monroo. Thu men who are behind the pro
posed Sioux City it Southeastern are the
same men who built the Sioux City & West
ern , which has proved a success beyond nil
anticipation , and they also control the Sioux
City terminal company.
WAHIIINGTON , Juno Si Tomorrow will bo
district day In the house , but if the coinage
committee Is ready to report upon the senate
amendments to the silver bill thcro are in
dications that thu committee on rules will bo
ready in turn to sco that the report secures
speedy cotisldoratlon in the houso. It is also
probable that by Tuesday morning thu same
committee will report a rule making the na
tional election bill a special order for the re
mainder of the week. If adopted It will prob
ably lead to one of the most bitter partisan
debates witnessed In recent yours. The bill
for the admission of Wyoming Is the first
order of business In the senate. When It
comes up the democrats will offer a substitute
In the Bhapo of an omnibus bill , providing
enabling acts for Wyoming , Idaho , Arizona
and Now Mexico. The territorial bill will
have to give way , however , for the considera
tion of appropriation bills , the committee
being determined to press these measures as
rapidly us possible. Fryo will make an effort
to have ids shipping bills considered , ami , if
that falls , press the river and Imruor bill ,
The Deadly Clruiilar Saw.
NEW YOIIK , Juno 2' ) , John Hliler , forty
years old , met n strange death yesterday in
the planing mill at 300-310 Eleventh avenue ,
wheni ho was employed at work , lie was
near a circular saw which was in operation.
A sliver of wood was whirled off the saw.
It had a sharp point and the wood passed
through Hillcr's neck like an arrow , com
pletely severing the jugular vein. Hlllcr
lived only u few minuted.
Urn/.ll'H Constitution Signed.
Itio iK JANIUIIO , Juno 22. President Da
Fonscca signed the now constitution at a
ministerial dinner tonight. The text of the
constitution was approved at u cabinet coun
PAIIH , Juno 22.It instated that the En
glish and French governments have ex
changed satisfactory communications regard'
lug thy Auf -yvrW3 l > JJ ugrwiay.ttfe
THE HAVOC OF THE STOlfflJ
H. A , Jacobson , n Blacksmith , Stnick If
Ligbtniug anil Instantly Killed ,
DISASTROUS FIRE AT SOUTH OMAHA.
A HcHldonot ; and General IMorolmmllstf
Store Totally DcHtroycd Several
lJnslno.su llonsc.s Flooded Klco-
trio Wlren Hiirnml Out.
Ono of the most terrible storms which has
visited this section for some time broke over
the city last night about U O'clock. The wind
suddenly Increased In force to almost n pulo ,
accompanied by a magnificent electrical dis
play. The heavens were In n continuous blaze
of light and the aecompinyIng thunder was
The loudest peal of thunder , about 0HO :
p. m. , followed the Hash of lightning which
struck the house of K. A. Jacobson , u black
smith living at No. SQP Mundorson street ,
killing Jacobson Instantly mid stunning his
wife and brother , who were in the same
The house faces uortn and the window cos
Ing on ono window was torn completely oft
the glass shattered , the weather-boarding-
torn off and the room filled with 'plaster and
In the next room Jacobson was standing
beside the chimney putting a screw into the
head of the bed oil which lay his four-months
old baby. .
Suddenly a tremendous peal of thunder
was heard and Jacobson fell headlong to the
floor. His' wife and his brother , who were
sitting at n table in the room wore stunned
by the shock mid did not recover conscious
ness for nearly half an hour. The brother
was the first to recover and ho at once
ulurmcd tlio neighbors , who came to his as-
Jacubson was found lying behind the bed
and everything in the room was completely
covered with soot. The plaster u round tlio
stovoholoin the chimney was torn off and
the bed was splintered and broken.
The baby , which had bceu on the bed , was
Kind neighbors carried the wife from the
house and applied restoratives. The coroner
was summoned and found Unit Jacob.-um had
been struck on the left cheek bono , leaving u
dull red scar about the size of a silver quar
A small hole near the foot of tlio bed
showed where the deadly agent had left the
.laeobson was about twenty-seven years old
and owned the blacksmith shop at the corner
of Twenty-third and Clark streets.
His wife was unable to realize the full ex
tent ot the calamity and was under thu influ
ence of opiates.
The coroner will hold an Inquest this morn
Along nearly every street in the city last
night great billows of water rolled along
toward the river , carrying every article
that could bo wrenched from its moorings.
For nearly an hour the streets were raging
torrents , the water extending from curb to
curb and occasionally slopping over into cel
lars and basements. - -
At Thirteenth and Leavenworth streets
the sewers were unable to carry off the great
volume of water , and in a short time that
poution of the city was a dark yellow sea.
The damage In this section was consider
able. Hyder & GHck , butter packers at 1I07 !
Leavenworth street , were thoheaviestlosers.
Last Saturday these gentlemen received a ,
consignment o10,000 pounds of butter ,
which was in the buhoment. The water
broke over tlio sidewalk and In live minutes
the basement was full. They estimate their
loss at $1,000.
The Creamery package company , which oc
cupied the same rooms , suffered u loss which
is estimated at $1,000. Their property which
was damaged consisting of salt , coloring and
McCord Ss Brady's basement at Thirteenth
and Leavenworth .was flooded , but owing to
the isuwcr trap being open , the water escaped
nearly its fust as it ran in.
In the rear of the McCord & Brady build
ing , on Twelfth street , there aiu tovcru
binall houses and into these the w.iter ran
until it had reached a depth of four feot.
Mrs. Shepard , living at 718 South Twelfth
street , was driven to the chamber , and with
her children had barely time to escape , the
water being up to her waist when she got
the little ones up stairs. All of
her household goods , including bedding1
and clothing , were hopelessly ruined.
George Dcdrcs , living at 71(1 ( South Twelfth
street , suffered the same experience , losing
nil of his bedding and clothing.
At Twentieth and Pierce streets , in the low
bottoms where a number of graders and
squatters reside , the water played sad havoo.
Most of these peopleinul retired for the night ,
and the flood coining upon them so suddenly ,
they were driven out of their shanties , hav
ing time to only gateer up a few garments us
they went. They rushed out into tlio rain ,
but being unublo to reach the surrounding
hills , they climbed onto the tons of their
buildings and perched there like drowned
rats , until the water had subsided.
Most of the em's on the electric lines were
delayed from an hour to an hour and a half
owing to thu largo quantities of mud that
washed over the trucks , making It Impossible
for the motors to force tliolr way through.
The electric display was grand as well as
destructive , the heavens being ono sheet of
flame and blinding Hashes.
At thu flro mid police alarm station
lightning followed the wires in , burning out
circuit No. II of the tire and circuit No.I of
the police alarm system.
On the llanscom p.irk motor line lightning
struck the trollies on two of the motor curs ,
passed down into tlio cars and burned out
Uio dynamos , but fortunately not Injuring
any ono , though the motor men and u number
of the passengers were severely shocked.
It has been supposed there Is nothing that
can kill n street u.ir mule , but this idea is
falso. At Thirteenth and Howard streets
the wind had blown an electric light wire
from the poles , and without noticing It the
driver on ono of the Thirteenth street liorso
cars , going south , drove his mules against it.
The wire was low mid struck the poor ani
mals across the breasts. They reared high
In thu air , mid fell over , one o
Lliom being instantly killed and the other
living but n moment. The force broke the
wlro , and for a time thu two llory ends
writhed and twisted about the streets , to tlio
great annoyance of the p.issom-hy. At last
Superintendent Coulter of the police and 11 ru
alarm arrived , and cutting the wires near th
poles , prevented further damage.
At ( Xts South Thirteenth street lightning
struck the eleetrlo light wire at Hullor'u
clothing store. The current broke the wire ,
ono end setting IIro to the awning and thu
other whipping about thu street. This wins
was treated In the same way and all trouble
At Fourteenth and Douglas streoth another
wire was blown down , but was di cuvcrcd.
buforo any accident occurred.
At Koiith Omnliii.
At South Omaha , whtlo the storm was. at
the height of Its fury , the two-story build
ing nt Lund Thirty-ninth streets , occupied
by K. G. Kulm , the first floor us a general
store and the second us u residence , wan
Htrtiek by lightning , and , together
with its contents , totally do-
utroycd , the lightning striking the
chimney on the rear end of the building and
followed it down , Igniting thu goods on tlfo
lower Hour. The loss was $5,000 , which was
liartlallv covered by Insurance.
Mr. luihu and the members of his family ,
his wife and two children , had just retired ,
untl when the bolt cuui'tthey ' were * no severely
utuuned that they hiul lo bu cui'llcd lulu th
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