Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 11, 1890, Page 2, Image 2

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height and with muscles llko pugilists. Hut
the newspaper innti , fatnlllnr with tlio sights
incidental tonight nollco work In a great
cjlty and accustomed to meet thugs anil other
law breakers fit ( ill times nnd under all dr-
cuinstniici's. lie-oil hnvo no fear of tlie real or
Jmagliiarv desperado of the rurnl districts ,
Jolui iflckev , n farmer living half n rnllo
Bouth of the Willerfords and who acted re-
cJontlVUs census enumerator for the district ,
cnrroboruUftl thoslntumenUmaJo concerning
the boy bring brought up In Illiteracy nnd
nbout his being Illy provided with clothing.
Mr. Corn lUvfo , another neighbor , spoke
In tlicsarritj strain.
wonc CAST-OFF ct/miixo.
William 13. Fisher said ho Imd hcon In
formed tlmttho boy novur Imd now slices
nnd tliat bovoroout the cast-off brogans of
\Villerfords and was otherwise ixjorly
rrovided for.
'Mr. H. McCurd.v . , whoso farm adjoins
Iliat ono formerly occupied by tlio Missouri-
ims , and who I inthimtclv acquainted with
them , was next visited. The story of cruelty
told by members of his family vas most ap-
lulling. I'.iss . Wright , the brother-in-law of
Sir. JvIeUurdy was ono dny with the old
inin ; whoso tiamo h JllltonVlllorfowl ,
lielpirig in haying. 'J'ho old fellow got angry
nt Bonus trivial thing and hurled hi * pitch-
iork , llno-t foremost , at tlio head of tlio no-
i-ro. The fork just grazed hli head. Mr.
Wright nml tbo otbur haymakers were as
tonished at smell a murderous assault , as
thuro was 110 occasion for It. "Wright ronion-
Mrated with Wiilerford , tclilnc him that had
the jiltrhfork gone s'x ' Inehus nearer it
would have pierced the negro's briln and
Wiled him.
The old fellow teen great umbrage at this
nnd informed Mr. Wright la languid inoro
forcible tbiin elegant not to interfere with
liltu in the mamgotni'iit of Ills own prop
erty. Homo oilier words lussuil between the
two men font-onilng1 the boy and old Wilier-
lonlus \ nut slnco that day spoken to or
"neighbored" with "Wright.
Another day in haying Mr. McCnrdy's
nineteen-year-old sen William says ho saw
Sam U'illcrfofd fly Into a rage similar to that
manifested by his futliur nml strike at Till
with his pitchfork , the tines us usual being
turned toward the poor colored wretehand
h again narrowly escaued receiving tbo
cruel points in hU llesh.
FiuniiTPi'i. sc.iiis ox ins HACK.
Curdy Htuted further that ho and other
hoys had been in swlininlnt * with Till on a
number of occasions and liad ncen the fright
ful scars on tbo boy's bucx. Ho snlil there
teemed to bo over a hundred although there
might bo only llfty.
Mr , .McCurdy stated that ho hnd seen old
man Willerford make the poor colored boy
strip off his shirt , the only upncr garment ho
jio.sscsses , nnd indicia terrible-heating on.ttie
boy's hare buelc witb a long stout swltuh. Ho
has also seen the old slaveholder strike the
hey repeatedly with his list nnd almost
knock him senseless. The boy never had
anything to wear but a thin pair of overalls
iiiul wnnuis or bklrt of the same thin material.
Kvcn In tlie coldest weather bo was never
known to luivo on any underclothing ,
while tbo Willcrfords always vent
wnrrnly chid unit complained about tlie
eold liimatu of tRo north. The greater
lortionof tbo year tbo boy vent barefoot.
Tbo boy bad been doing nmnn's work ever
sine o Willerford came into the neighborhood
Jlvo years ago nnd received nothing for it , not
oven a day's ' schooling. Mr. McUurdy said
that he , too , like his brother-in-law had
remonstrated with tlio southerner con
cerning his tivatnient of thu boy anil re
ceived curses for his pains. Slnco then the
Willerfords luivo bix'n bis avowed enemies.
Alter hearing tbeso blood-curdling tales of
cruelly your correspondent next drove to thu
Willerford farm to too thu principals in the
devilish drntnu and discover whuther they
really did not bavo horns and a grapevine
tail cnUiiig iiia barb like the traditional
The pliico was re.iehed Just before dusk.
Tbo sun , shorn of its dazzling splendor by
the evening mists , stood on the edge of the
horizon like a great drop of bright led clot
ted blood. The only sim nd heard xvas that of
the katydid , portending frost , and the chilli
ness of the evening was su indent to cause a
belief in tlie early fulfillment of tbo proplics3" .
On every sldo was a greatseaof waving corn ,
tbo husks almost bursting with fullness and
standing in silent derision of the coinplaintof
poor crops. 'J.'lio liouio of \VIUerfords
itood back almost a quarter of a mile south
from an unfrequented road and Is a
itory and a half structure. It pre
sents a comfortable appearance
, peeping ,
us It does , from behind n clump
fit plain trees , but it gives no clue to the
sauulor and misery within. Near tbo plum
orchard over a hundred splendid shoots und
fnt Berkshlrcs ready for market were lazily
Tliu place , however , was n lonely one.
There was not a house -within hair u milo. ,
A person could bo tortu red them everyday
in tbo week and Ida agonizing cries would not
bo heard by anybody save his tormentors , tlio
cuttle nnd other animals about the place
On driving up the read old man \Vlllerford ,
Ills son William nnd tlio poor negro slave
\verefound \ cutting com nnd loading it on a
rack for the cattle. Had nil three been
niaaked tlie colored hey could bavo been easily
identlticd by the iilthy rags thnt scarcely
covered his nakedness , wlillo tboVil -
lorfords were well clad. Tlie events of
tbo low preceding days fiivcn the
Missouriims some idea as to public senti
ment concerning them mid It was evident
that the advent of stranger caused some
consternation. Both the old mnn and his
s > on William , n young giant of twenty-six ,
vumo forward in response to the salute ,
carrying tholr long , keen-edged corn knives ,
and wearing a look of delianco which it was
not hard to read was backed by fear and
concern , TinIlii : : correspondent introduced
himself , told who bo was nnd what bo came
for , anil announced hi * intention of spending
tbo evening with thnin.
Tbo declaration temporarily paralyzed
them either by its unexpected candor or
checkiuois. it is hard to tell which. But the
" , " despite his other faults , is
hospitable and the stranger iruest is never
driven away. A ohanco was thercbv given
to investigate matters , and resulted in the
corroboratlon of the direst reports. TimBun
correspondent had scarcely introduced him
self \ \ lien a neighbor came driving by with
a letter , and at thoscribo's request t'ho sou
read the foUowinir :
. Mr.WIUcrt'onl : Sir-1 > vrlto tnotri > ryciu
twunroixbltloiiH : You can accent either yon
want. I fyou will glvu Till a written contract
( or a certain sum of money \UHMI lie Is twun-
ty-onuyuurs odiKu und avreu to sou that bo
Is kept In M.-liool each winter I will let Mini
alouo. oilit > r l o wo will sno you and your
you nser Min for cruelty nd tho'older son tor
iiiuii.ilcullii , and will iniiku vim n-sreutilcivl
of troillilc. 1 k-nto Omaliato hold an Indlimi-
tluti iiu-t'ltng iiinonx tlio colored iM-oplo to-
ninrniw nlabr. Vttucaii wrltu 1110 what
will tin. [ liave.stlrreillbocoliircil people upuixl yon
will got ( ho wliolu nlTair In tliti nenipapi'i'Si I
will not do anything until Wednesday , so us
to hint ) aelniiicu to huur from you , 1 < lo not
iluHlio to hurt or trouble you , but wint : Till
rlvhlcd mid vo huvo raised money to do It
with. Von can only I > CL > II lilin hy romulylnx
with ir > > oii.iblu nirreortuint. Your MIII
stole tbo boy ourlght this morning and
only fur inyelfortrt lie would bavo lieen fol-
loweil luiiliml tutroiiblu , Wo bavo Imd a do-
toutlvu In the eoiiiniuiilty unit till tbowlt- wiineotlto provii ctiiilty.Yrlto ino at
Omulia , ISeb. , carotlivl'rogiosHOfllci' . Jesin ! > ot-
fniiy. ia. . JOUIH.V.
" -Sow jess see , " said the old man , "bow
they are trying to tct ; this nigger from me.
Ho belonirs to mi1 , and they hare nomoro
right to take blin than they have one of those
horses or cows. Hut I don't propose to give
him up. "
i Ilia oliVimin Is a powerfully bnllt fellow
anil a vigorous ns lunun of Ihlity-ilvo , Ho
baa a grizdeil beard and
a nose of Hint coin-
plosion developed by an liitimatu acquaint
ance with upnlejaek and Kentucky mountain
dew ,
Itivus notloeil that while the others were
talking U'lll wai always out of sight , or If
vlalblo was bard at work.VhlIo supper was
hi prognws ho was out milking tlio sixteen
e\nv uutl when-btf sat down to partake of the
leavings Mrs WHlerfonlsnidr
' Till , help yourself to anything on the
.table. " nnd then she gave him a suggestive
punch In the ribs which evidently meant
them were , a number ot mental reservations
known only to her and him.
A more abject picture of humility than
this poor negro could not be Imagined. Ho
was tbo ideal slave. His voice had ttio
trcinulout plalntlvosound of the serf crushed
in spirit nnd knowing nothing but hi *
mailer's will. The piteous accents of thnt
voice once heard ivlll ring : in tbo earn of the
hearer for hours. Ho was evidently not al
lowed to talk and when your correspondent
wished to question him the interrogations
were reproduced by the WHIoifords and
couched ni such language as to plainly Indl
cato wlnit answer was ojicctcd from him.
Everything uld coneorainglils clothes was
found to bo true. Ho ww ragged and fllthy ,
Ilia shoeiwerut hf > cast-offs of ono of tboVil -
lerfords &nd wcitj too Ion ; for him uy about
two Inches , lie were overalls and a ragged
tt-armis through which hU block nnns could
bo seen at Intervals of almost every Inch.
Tbo request tolooknthlsbnvk WIM met with
universal disapproval , and this end wn <
reached only 111 rough n strategic system of
tactics. And after the poor naked back wta
oxpoied Merciful Father ! what a slghtl
Almost a network of scars 1 It hnrdly sceim
posslblo that ono could ondnro the agony con
sequent upon receiving such wounds undllx-e.
Here nro a do/en round scan * that might luivo
been made b tbrusU ot n pitchfork , there
loiif * welts with dumb lips of proud Itosh toll
ing of some horrible bcatinfr with tbo
black analto whip ; hero nro wound *
that a'.vf ally suRgeat wounds imido by the
needle-lino polnta of a piece of hcdiro bruili ,
The entire Willerford outllt involuntarily
trembled and turned dctitbly pulo as Involun-
tarv oxc'lamations of surprise fell from TUB
BBI : corn.inonJcnt.'s ( lips. The memory of that
poor back like the voice of the slave is suf
ficient to haunt the dreams of the kind
hearted for a life time ,
After still further diplomacy a private
stolen interview was held with the poor boy ,
but he was too frightened to talk. Tim memory
of what caused tboio tcrribli ) scars on his
back kept him In terror and ho spoke the
words tint ho had evidently been taught to
utter in. the nrcsenco of strangers , declaring
that bo WLS treated llrst rate ,
I ater In the evening Ham \\lllerford , the
thirty-six-ycur-old son , appeared on tlio scene.
Hu towers" even above hU giant father and
brother anil has a coarse , brutal , mcrciioss
fnee. Ho admitted to having beaten the
"uiwcr" with a club und rudely Jested about
tbo poor follow. Tin : Bci : correspondent had
seen enough and left. Somehow Sam AV'illcr-
ford learned that Sir. McCurdy had Informed
TUB Bur. of his cruelty and this morning
just befow McCurdy took the train to corno
to Lincoln to attend tbo fair Sam mot him and
brutally assaulted him. Tbo"ntggor-drlver"
was promptly arrested and lined & > and costs.
Mr. McCurdy now declares his intention of
taking the lead hereafter In bringing this
case of unconstitutional sl.ivo . owning into
tbo courts and will see that the Willerfords
receive their proper treatment for their mis
Tlie London Artist Justifies Ills Act -
t Inn at Di-iiry Iianv.
Sept. 10. [ New York Herald
Cahle Special to TUB BBI : . ] I have just
had the pleasure of InteiYiowing Whistler In
regard to tbu eplsodo at Drury Laao theater ,
in which ho and Augustus Moore , editor of
the Hawk , played leading pnrts. In the first
place , IVhlstlcr wanted It undei-stood that ho
had not acted hi auger. "I started out to
cano this fellow , " ho explained , sipping some
excellent Monongahela whisky , "with as
little emotion as I would prepare to kill a rat.
I did cano him to the. great satisfaction of ray
many friends and Ids many enemies , and that
was tbo end of It. Seol"
"Yw"salil I , "btitWoorodon'tseomtoseo
it In that light. Have you seen what ho
says in today's ' Hawk I" and I pointed to an
article cutittisl : "Tho Gentle Art of Mak
ing a Goose of One's ' Self. "
Fixing an eye-glass in bis right optic
Whistler , with many oontemntuous shrugs ,
rend as follows : "I am sorry , but I hnvo had
to slap Mr. Whistler. My Irish blood got
the better of me , and before I knew it the
shHvelli'd up little monkey was knocked over
and kicking about on tbo lloor. "
ilaving read so much the artist put down
the paper and laughed heartily. "Now , what
is ono to think of li man who takes refuge be
hind such bjrefac.-cd falsehood. Ho says hu
knocked mu down. Pleiine look mo over and
sonif vmi I.JIM Hnil mr lii-MtsiM Aril im *
eyes black , is my nose out of shape t Look
carefully. ' 1'hero certainly are no twees of
i knock-down blow. Of course not , because
liu never touched me. I'm sure I uou't know
why , for he is n much bigger man than I.
My Idea is that ho was thoroughly cuwed by
the force of my attack. You see , the
man makes a living writing blackguardly
paragraphs und ho probably felt that his hour
oE retribution had come. "
' 'He complain * you struck him unarmed
nnd unprepared. "
"Y"cs. and then the next breath ho calls rae
a puir wco Jamil and says pityingly : 'In
stinctively my band went out and over wont
the little chap like a bucket of spilled water. '
Only imagine a puny little ma.ii taking this
herculean freutloniau unawares. loov old
lion , that didn't liavo a chance against the
wicked lam& ! " and Whistler's eyes twinkled
with t'un.
"Hut how about your cano ! "
"Hero itis , hardly more than a switch , as
you see , a llttlo niece of ruttnu bought for the
purpose ; besides I did uotstriko him with
out warning , in fact , I could uot , for hU
back was to me and I bad to turn him around
to gut at bis face ; then I cut him again and
npaln as hard as I could , hissing 'Hawk' '
with each stroke. Oh , you can take mv word
for It , everything was done in tun clcjiuwt
and most correct fashion possible. Capital
whisky , this. "
"As a general thing , sir , do yon believe In
tula taking tlu law in one's own , hands i"
"Certainly , in a country lllco this. Ho In
sulted a deceased rclativo of mine and
English law gives no protection to
the dead , so I acted. Tlio man had to ho
chastised and I did it. I regard such writers
us human vermin , who should uo stamped on
pitilessly. If yon can bit such a wretch , slap
iiis face or twist bis nose you have dona well ,
and all good citUons will ttinnlc you. If In
the process yon got hammered yourself , that
is only n detail und you must take your
chances. That the man you Insult is stronger
than you or more skillful with his lists , has
nothing to do with it you have asserted
yourself imtl guarded your honor , sea ! "
' Then would you not approve of duel
ling ! ' '
" .Mostdecidedly with gentlemen , " smil
ing at the emphasis , "whiehof course would
not cover the present case. "
A little Liter , having looked over JMr.
Whistler's new home and lovely grounds , I
withdrew , having at last found an instance
in which a man cau bo plucky and show the
white feather at tlio sumo time.
Itcmnrknhlo 3in < l Reading.
CHICAGO , Sept. 10. P. Alexander John-
stone , n mind reader , performed a feat In this
city today which eclipsed all similar records
made by Illshop or others. Ho has
ucen doing many reinavkablo things
hero and Dually his manager decided
to attempt the same test that
resulted in the death of the well known mind
reader In Now York that of finding a nnmo
in a notel register , A number of well known
newspaper men aim physicians drove in n
hack from the Auditorium to tlio Grand 1'a-
cilio by tortuous routes and going to thu
register they selected a name. Leaving one
of their number in cbargo of the register ,
they returned to the Auditorium , where
Jolmstono had remained In the custody of
another comraitteetnan. They bandaged
hu eyes securely. Johnstono instantly
rushcti down st.iirs . , mounted a carriage
and drnvo blindfolded to the Grand Pacific ,
avoiding cahlo caw and thousands of vehicles
on the way. Ho rushed to the register ,
turned the leaves rapidly , found the namere
peated It , guvothonuinber of thopagoundtho
ilito of the month. On his way
back to the Auditorium Jolmstono was
token with a severe chill , which throw him
Into a cataleptic lit. The physicians at llrst
pronounced him dead but after working over
Film two hours life was again perceptible.
Tonight the mind reader is resting comfort
ably but is exceedingly weak.
"White 3Itm for Wnr.
MILES Car , Moat. , Sept. 11) ) . A telegram
was received today by the coroner from the
Sonquo Hirer agency notifying Win that
a murder had been committed and the body
was awaiting his arrival. The tolo-
Kram gives no further parllculars hut
taken In connection with a letter recoivetl
yesterday it is supposed to account of the dis
appearnnco of Hugh Boyle , a young ( mttl
inun who has Ijocn missing from Lame * Deer.
Ills thought horn bo was murdered by In
It was only last Saturday Indians were
arrested for the murder of Hobert Ferguson
hut May and were turned loosufrorn a lack of
evidence. The Iloylo murder following HO
closely will arouse the whlto settlers about
the Clieycnno reservation to wur. 'Iliev had
declared thU summer if another whlto man
killed thov would send the women am' '
children out of thu country and together wltl
the i-owboyj wage a war of extermination or
the Indians , This they are abundantly ublo
to do.
W Is * in a mi starts fur Ixnulon.
Ir.iti..NSept. | . 10. [ Special Cablegram to
'J'iiiiIUK.J.Huron : \VissLnatm Laa departc
fur London ,
Yan flTyclc Will Not Be the Imlopendemt
Oantlldata for Oougross.
Allan Hoot ttm Unanimous Choice ) of
the Congressional Committee for
tliu Vnuniit I'lnuc on the
A well attended meeting of the congres
sional committee of the independent party
vns held nt Onto City hall last night ,
Allan Hoot was" chosen chairman and C. W.
iMlllorof South Omaha secretary.
The following delegates were present from
the various counties of the district !
Sarpy , Oeorgo lUker ; Saumlers , P. TJ ,
Lclphton ; Lancaster , OcorgoV. . Dlakoj
Otoe , II. I . Farnsworth ; Cuss , Joseph
Clark ; Hiehardson.rohn I.ichlon ; Neinahii , F.
J , Ferguson ; Gage , Julius Vogelj Pawnee ,
0. K. Hall ; Johnson , Dr. Brooks ; Douglas ,
Allan Hoot and C. Vf. Milter.
Senator C. ii. Van \Vyck went n letter to
the convention declining thu nomination of
thu party for congress Iu this district. The
letter was as follows ;
To the congressional committee of the In
dependent convention for the First congres
sional district of the state of N'obraska ;
Thanking generous friends for the honor
of the nomination as "rupresentativo in
congress , " still more tbo many -warm
hearted ones who have been sincerely urging
Its ucccnttince , yet I feel constrained , after
much deliberation , to return It to those who
gave it.
Many of you know that I refused to bo a
candidate for tlie same position two years
ago , and now when It was again proposed ,
was as unwilling to consent. Hut tboso
whose wishes and judgment nro to me almost
as law , Insisted that I should at least give the
mutter further consideration and hear what
they might urge , and when after repented
eouuscllings Iliad fully determined not to ae-
cept , was still urged from time to time to
wait further , and out of deference to their
wishes did so , hcnco tbo delay until this
time , hue n conclusion should now bo reached
and the ticket completed by the selection of.
Not desiring the office It seemed bad policy
for the success of the ticket to bo a candi
Whoever has been In public llfo nnd en
joyed the conlideueo of friends is tit times ar
raigned us ambitious and subject to tbo sus
picion und criticism that he Is til ways seek
ing olllco. Neither seeking or desiring , tbcro
is no reason wby I should bo placed In a posi
tion to provoke the belligerency of that class
of patriots , when it could bo of no benefit
It has been urged that duty required , duty
to thocauso for which 1 have labored and
been subject to contumely and ridicule and
falsehood for many years. If such were tbo
case I would not besitato but cheerfully
enter the arena.
This argument was good years ugo , when
advocacy of the principles AVO now profess
cost loss.of favor and position and sacirlices
worn necessary. I well Know what It would
and did coit then , hut the hazard was will
ingly and knowingly assumed.
Fortunately times are changed. The
masses bavo aronsed for self-protection. Ko-
peated warnings and entreaties were unavail-
inn * Thr v Tr i'rt f rvntrnltn uAiir IV\t nfrlmi u 4-/\
reap , nnd the results of their labor to be ah-
lOrbcd i > ytho few , until corn and beef ro-
iirned them less than actual cost when they
Avoko from long nnd dangerous slumber.
_ Now , the next gospel can bo proclaimed
without risk , when ) formerly the people
> eemed us anxious us their prototypes to stouo
Stephen and tbo prophets.
Tlio tid'e has been rapidly flowing from ebb
to flood. Men require no argument for con-
jfursion , which comes as suddenly as to Paul.
' They begin to know how it is themselves ,
'or experience , that costly but effective
.cacher. has been abroad and through , all the
and. Now the tide is uot only-at flood , but
rushing irresistibly und bearing away all
obstacles * .
No sacrifices are now demanded from a
standard bearer. In the enthusiasm of an.
awakened public sentiment , witb victory
'ust perching on our standard , the laborers
arc not few ; the great army is recruited
without effort , and these ready to bear the
banner press diligently to the front , , as they
sou success not far away. Therefore , tbo
argument of duty and necessity to accept
loses its force.
There is then no reason because of non-
acceptance to assume that I am not willing
to make sacrifices or am indifferent.
Probably uo man in the state lias greater
gratification that the Kcd sea has been
passed , that we are "getting out of tbo
wilderness" and the promised laud Is in
sight. I Joined in the conflict when there/
was not enough of stream to create oven nn
ebb tide , which has grown to the mighty
rushing torrent of today. It will sivo in
creased gratlilciition to toil and labor for the
same cause not maligned by our ene
mies with the taunt that 1 ma seeking oMco.
In this district where. Is located tbo power
of the great corporations the whole kennel
would ba unmuzzled.
At this Juncture I can better servo the
cause as n prlvato in the ranks than as a
standard bearer whcro you will bo compelled
to bear the senseless cry of politician and
oflico seeker.
You can readily select ono who will not
subject you to answer any such imputation
and who will not draw the llro of wealthy
corporations , gravel trains and all the ap
pliances as effective and dangerous as the
shotgun policy.
Not only is the truth dawning but results
are following1. Republican senators can now
demand in the United States senate free lurn
ber , free sugar nnd other tariff modifications
without bciny stigmatized as deserters from
party and hounded as free trade democrats.
They can even oppose caucus action of their
party mid not bo branded us renegades.
They can arraign corporations that by ex
cessive , extortionate rates they refuse to
transport western grain in exchange for
eastern coal , compelling producers to burn
corn for fuel without
being aspersed as ene
mies of tbo state.
To secure a delegation in congress which
will bo responsive to the wants und demands
of the people may cost much effort but the
people are prepared for tbo conflict ,
After this campaign the leaders of the old
political parties who allow rings and corpora
tions to teach tliat mere partizati triumph Is
more Important than establishing principle *
and securing reforms for the beuellt
of the masses will bo taught , even
if they do learn or appreciate tbo lesson , that
party sheUoleths mid war cries , iad resolu
tions cannot always be used us tricks of leg
erdemain when the people are earnestly
demanding bread und equal rights In the
struggle of life. And that tbo despotism of
corporations and the anarchism of trusts and
syndicates must bo destroyed.
Amid , the plaudits and rejoicing of a now
movement which promises emancipation
from political thraUilom lotus remember to
avoid the appearance of evil and 'shun 'condi
tions which always wreck party organiza
tions. and bo not so blinded by success , or
confluence , a-s not to notice or heed signals ol
danger , or bo environed by schemers wo are
now escaping and surrender to rings and
bosses that power which can alone lirinir < ra-
liof. C. II. VAX WVCK ,
The declination was accepted with expres
sions of regret by various members of the
Senator Van Wych's placoon the ticket was
then filled by the nomination for congress of
Allen Itoot of Douglas comity. Mr. Itoot was
tbo unanimous choice of tbo convention , and ,
in accepting the honor , made un enthusiastic
speech pledging himself to make the light to
tliu best of his ability.
Ills nomination was the subject of much
congratulatory speech making , and each dclo-
Ijato present pledged his support to the ticket.
Jaine.s ICeuuoy of Omaha was elected chair
man of the congressional committee nnd an
executive comtntttco was chosen consisting of
James Kenney and C. W. Miller of Douglas
and George Becker of Sarpy.
They Meat In Convention , Nominate
and Ailupt n IMnlt'orm.
I.NPUXATOUS , Ind. , Sept. 10. Chairman
Michencr of the stuto central committee
called the state republican convention to order -
dor tins morning. The committed on perma
nent organization reported Hon. U.V. \ .
Thompson , ex-secretary of. the treasury , for
chairman , and ho was received with tumul
tuous npplausc. TTo spoke for the bettor
part of an hour , colnp into the history of the
republican and democratic tariff interests ,
etc. , , J
The platform ] , \vfis then reported. It en
dorses the administration of tbo president
and tbo conduct of Speaker Heed ; condemns
the democratic doctrlno of free trade ; favors
reciprocity ; npnroyoj tbo pension legislntion
of the present , , congress ; demands laws to
prevent food iwlujteration ; denounces trusts
nnd combinations' ; favor * reasonable river
nnd harbor ulmprovemcnts ; denounces
the whltecap outrajres ; demands local option
nnd approves tl | < j original package bill.
A resolution 'wdtf adopted ordering the sec
retary of the qouvontion to send a congratu
latory telctfrnio-o to Tlmims H. Keed.
"formerly of Maine , but now of the United
States. " ' '
The plunk cmlprslng Hnrrlsnn is m follows !
" \Y"o endorse the administration of Heu-
jamin Harrison nnd the ublo statesmen
selected as his co-laborers and1 advisers as
behiK wise , vigorous and patriotic. It has
kept the pledges made to the people , lias care
fully guarded nd zealously promoted their
welfare , nml elevated the condition of the
public service.
"We heartily approve the action of tbo re
publicans m congress undertha brilllantlead-
ewhipof Thomas n. Heed. They have again
proved that the republican party can bo re
lied upon to meet and solve great public
questions , and has once more demonstrated
its capacity forintolhVentund patriotic gov
ernment. "
The tariff plunk reaftlrms the belief in the
republican doctrine of protection to American
industries , condemns the democratic doctrlno
of free trade , and commends the policy of re
ciprocity proposed In connection with tbo
pending tariff legislation.
Milton Trusslcr was nominated for secre
tary of stnto.
For auditor , I. N. Walker of Marion was
For treasurer GcorgoV. . Pixlcy wai nomi
nated : for statistician , John Merrill ; for wiper-
intendcntof public instructionTunics Henry ;
for state Kcologlst , James M. Coulter.
Tbo platform urge * tbo passage of a service
pension bill ; commends the silver bill ; on tbo
question of labor , favors protection against
every form ot convict or servile
labor prohibition of employment of
young children in factories and mines ,
protection of railroad employes by uniform
couplers , etc. . arbitration of differences with
employer , and condemns democrats both in
congress nnd tbo state legislature who , while
expressing regard for workingmen , failed to
enact efilcient laws on these subjects. The
platform repents the demand for free , equal
and hottest elections in every part of the
United States ; favors legislation against
alien ownership of land needed for homos of
independent American fanners.
Tlio convention was one of the largest nnd
most harmonious ever held by Indiana repub
licans. Inferences in speeches to Hoed ,
Dlainc and Harrison wcro loudly applauded ,
the first named receiving thu greatest shore
of baud clapping endorsement.
lUnssnuhnsctiu I ruliililtionlsts.
WOIICILSTCK , Mass. , Sept. 10. The state
prohibition convention assembled this morn-
inc. William Hatulin of Atnhcrst was chosen
chairman nnd the usual committees were
appointed. I3r. Blackmer wits nominated
for tha governorship by acclamation ,
lieutenant governor , Gcorgo Kempton of Sha
ron ; secretary of state.'GeorgoQ. Crittenden ,
Auckland ; attorney general , Walcott Hamlin
of Auiherst ; treasurer and receiver general ,
William jl. GLcaaon of Boston ; auditor ,
Augustus U. mlth of Lee. The
platform demand elimination of the
liquor traffic frotn > * foreign commerce , Inter
state trade iindhpincjciitcrprlscs. It Is set
fnrtli tlmf thn iHtniilili/vtti nni \vJ1ltinTlv
embodies its temperance virtues in its presi
dent. who gives 'bibulous banquets , Its vice
president , who soirf Up altars to Bacchus on
Ids own premiseX and the senate , which re
fuses to banish klnp Icohol from Its end of
the capitol nndruplpecs the leading liquor
sellers of the country on Its important com
mittees. .
The platform further declares for eqtin'
suffrage irrespective of sex ; arbitration for
international difficulties ; liberal fostering of
education by th'g 'government ' , state and
national ; that ttiq senate owes Just con
sideration to too , farmer , whose interests
are now sucrillQed' ' , in favor of monop
olists and , counterfeit)1.products ) ; declares
republican and democratic parties both
so complicated whh' corrupt corporations ,
that , no- reform can bo expected of
them ; asks all prohibitionists of whatever
views on the tariffto unite In denouncing
the snlo of the presidency of the country in
consideration of the surrender of every other
industry to lordly manufacturers who. in con
nection with the liquor interests , control the
republican party.
Michigan l > < Miiocri'H.
Giusn'ins , Mich. , Sept. 10. The dem
ocratic state convention was called to order
this morning at 11 o'clock by Hon. II. M.
Ford , temporary chairman. After the ap
pointment of committees the convention ad-
joumed until ii ; 0.
At the afternoon session , E. B. Wyman ot
Hamburg , was nominated for governor ; John
Strong of Monroe , lieutenant governor ;
Frederick Drntstod of Isbpommg for treas
urer ; A. A , Elllsof Ionia for attorney general ;
John W. McGratb'of Detroit for lustico of
the supreme courtiCaptain Daniel E. Sopor
of Newngo for secretary of state ; Colonel
David Baker of Nilcs for commissioner of the
land oflico ; Ferris H. Fitch of Pontiae for
superintendent of public Instruction , and
David A. Gnmmond of Charlotte for member
of tlio state board of education.
Tlio platform reaflirms the principles of the
democratic national platform , points with
pride to the Cleveland administration , con
demns tbo Harrison administration on all
points , favors liberal pensions , denounces the
Lodge election bill , demands the rt'hcrvatlon
of the public domain for homesteads for actual
settlers , condemns tbo policy of giving bounty
to promote commercial relations with other
countries until closer commercial relations
with tboac countries can DO maintained , favors
the creation of n merchant marine which can
bo brought about by unrestricted commerce.
favors secret ballot , believes in the free aud
unlimited coinage of silver and condemns tbo
republican party because it demonetized and
still refuses the demands of the people for its
restoration to cquulltv with gold. The Me-
ICinley bill was ulso denounced.
Klcction IletiiriiH.
PoiiTL.vxn , Me. , Sept. 10. The Advertiser
has full representative returns from tea
counties in Maine , and partial returns from
the remaining six. They indicate ademo-
cratio gain of twelvejropresentatives , making
the house stand 11.1 republicans to . ' 58 demo
crats , The senate stands four democrats and
twenty-seven republicans.
IJF.WISTOX , Mo. , Sept , 10. Tha Evening
Journal has returns from practically tlio
whole state , footing up liurleigh IKI , ! ) ! " ) ,
Thompson -11,81 1 ' . '
, Cbirlc'.StS , scattering Kill j
republican plurality 18,721. The remaining
places voted in l S'i ' ; llopublican.s lkJ3 , dem
ocrats Si-t , scatteuinRilCW.
South Cnr.oliiin Democrats ,
COLUMIIIA , S. O. ' , yipt. ? 10. Tlio democratic
state committee rjjrt/this { ! noon , but up to mid
night has failed to'porfect a permanent or
ganization , there- being a very determined
contest botwcenctho Tllmnnltcs and other
Noininaf < vf Tor
HOI.TON , Kan. , Sept. 10 , The republicans
of the First ccMt'jrc'ssionnl district today
nominated Case I Mderiek for representative ,
Morrlll , of puiisIojVljjl | fame , having declined
Tlio 1'r Ardent I al Pnrty.
CiiKS-jOxSriiiNOij , ] ( Ha.Sopt , , 10. Mrs. Harrison
risen und Mrs. Mciujo are in tbo bands of a
resident physician Jhls evening. The lattet
has a touch of neuralgia. Mrs. Harrison's
ailment U by no means of u serious charuc
ter , and with rest and quiet It will probably
wear oft In a few days.
The president was advised of the pro
ceedings of tna republican convention at In
dianapolis and was naturally pleased at tbo
endorsement of his administration.
ii l''alr.
, , N. V. , Hopt. 10. A steady down
pour of rain all night and today tilled the
streams hero and covered the fair grounds
nt un uveraifu depth of three fee t , The fall
bad to bu declared off and numerous valuable
bogs and other animals were drowned ,
Ijost Ho
MII.WACKEE , WIs. , Sept. 10. While wit
nesslug a wedding tb. s afternoon Airs. F
Felbcr's ' pocket was picked of securitle
valued at
o.v 4 Jttcnie.
The Teutonic llrlngH Him In Abend of
tlie City of New York.
tfcw Voitic , Sept , 10. The Whlto Star
tcamcr Teutonic came In winner ted ny In
ho great ocean race with the In man liner ,
City of Now York. The Teutonic passed
3ivlU'.i ; ' rock light ship , Queenstown , ntilil 1
> . m. , on thu'lth lnstnntund arrived off Sandy
look light at T : U5 a. in. , making tbo run be-
.ween . tha two points in n days , " 0
lours nnd M minutes. The best previous
run of the Teutonic between the same
> olnts was K days , 10 hours nnd G
nlnutos. The run of tbo trip was that
u.ulo yesterday MX ) miles. The most proml-
icnt passengers on the Teutonic were Archbishop -
bishop Uorrlgnn nnd ( Jhntmeoy M. Depaw.
For HID llrst threodays of the VOJ-UKO the
Teutonic encountered strong south west winds
mil heavy bead seas , which prevented her
naklng as good time n3 shoiiad dono. Tliu
-wo ocean racers kept well together until
Thursday evening ntO o'clock , when the Ton-
fliiio last saw the City of New York.
Dopoiv and Corrlg.m were taken off by
ilends who wont down the bay to moot tlio
[ 'entente. Among the llrst \velcomo Donow
vcrd General Manager Touueey and \ Ico-
jrosiilent "Waiter Webb of tlio Now York
> ntrnl. Depow was conducted below , where
10 and Webb had u private conversation.
At luncheon Loomi.i welcomed Depew
lomo in n brief speech in which bo touched
upon the subject of the New York Central
Dcpew responding , said : "About mo Is
the largest representation of the organization
of the New York Central road that during
ny presidency has been gathered In any ono
ilace. I tuitu It as testimony to the fact
.hat the organization of the Now York Con-
, ral is a unit In its policy and its action.
Cheers. ] I am not here to discuss the qucs-
ions which have been so ably discussed
> y Loomls , but to say that my
two" months of vacation , which wcro
entered upon at the usual date and from which
I have returned at the usual date , left the
nanagemcnt of the road in tlio hands of the
luly accredited ofllcurs whom the directory
jclloved fully competent to manage it in any
dllUculties that might arise , and they have
demonstrated that tbocnnlldencchasnotbeen
nlsplnced. [ Cheers , ] 1 noticed that ono of
the newspapers that came to mo seemed to bo
discussing my presidential chances. When 1
ict on president of tliu Central I act for the
ntorests of that corporation without any re-
pnnl whatever to my political chances or op-
jortunltios , "
The Itc.stilt Falls Short ot" the Pro-
ueding AVcolc ,
CIN-CINKATI , O. , Sept 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Titi ! BKE. ] Tomorrow's Price
Current will say : The western packing for
the week has been 210,000 , hogs , fulling short
of the preceding week 80,000 ; corresponding
vcok last year. l.0)00 ( ) ; from March to date ,
-,3(11,000 ( , against 5,430,000 last year. The
quality of a considerable proportion of the
offerings Is unsatisfactory. Following are
comparisons for loading places :
Cltlci. 1800 1339
: htcacos 1,710,000 ,
s Cltr. . I.IWXX )
7AUOJ . ' .W.IKW
St. Louli KI.IKKJ
nillannpollH. . WUUM BI.WW
. 'inclmmll . . . . 17U.OOJ It-l.WW
Milwaukee. . . . 23I.UUI ) 2I5.0OI
Sioux City. UHDM 2.H.OOU
Cuiliir ! I.IXW 1.11,0011
1 11.1100 itaooo
Wichltn ' 17WW f > 'iOUU '
'jlnt-uln. . . . 7I.IWII u iooii
Heed Hack In Washington.
WASHINGTON , August 10. Speaker Keed
reached Washington this morning and ap-
learea at the capitol at about 11 o'clock , Ho
went at once to his room , whcro ho bos since
remained , seeing no ono. it was expected
.hat ho would take his seat in the chair nt
the opening of the session , but ho did not respond
spend to the summons of the doorkeeper aud
Speaker Pro Tern Burrows called the house
to order. , , .
On the way to the cnpltol the speaker was
warmly greeted by both republicans and
leraocrats , receiving congratulations on all
tiands. Later in the day ho held a sort of
Impromptu reception hi his room at thu capi
tel , many members calling 011 him. Magnifi
cent floral designs adorned his desk this
morning. They included a gavel and a pine
tree , emblematic of Maine.
Speaker Keed gave a lunch to about twenty
members of the house , including tbo chair
men of the leading committees , aud tboso
who took part In the Maine campaign.
A Convention oFSrnmrn.
CFTICAOO , Sept. 10. [ Special Telegram to
TIIK BEK.J The delegates from the Coast
Seamen's union of the Pacific coast to the in
ternational convention of seamen to bo held
In Glasgow , Scotland , the first week in Octo
ber , reached this city today. At this conven
tion in Glasgow nn oiTort will bo made to
unite the seamen of all countries into one or
ganization. It U claimed there nro 50,003 men
in the confederated unions of the United
States. The ICnglish unions nro also larpo
nnd united , being associated with these of the
Ilritish colonies , nnd thcro are also largo
unions in Norway , Finland , Sweden , Den
mark , Germany , Holland nnd , Belgium. There
nro none whatever , however , in Russia ,
Franco , Spain or Italy.
TlirocMoro Congressmen.
WASIIINOTON' , Sept. 10. Mr. Dunnell of
Minnesota , chairman of the house cointnlttco
on the eleventh census today , introduced an
apportionment bill on the basis of ono repre
sentative for each 17Si71 : of the population.
This would provide for a total representation
of..1" ) . Under this apportionment , Alabama ,
California , Colorado , Michigan , Missouri ,
Now Jersey , Oregon , Texas , Washington nnd
Wisconsin would each gain ono member ,
Arkansas , Illinois , Kansas and Pennsylvania
each two , and Minnisota and Nebraska each
three , The only state to lese n representa
tive would bo Ohio , which would lese ono.
Found Gold In u Tree.
SVI.T LARK , Utah , Sept. 10. [ Sneclnl Tele
gram to Tun Bni : . ] A man employed in
cutting logs at W. W. Wood's ' saw-mill near
Sly Park , Eldorado , Nov. , Monday , found a
bottle containing § 100 in gold dust. Ho was
sawing a tree down when ho struck some
thing. After the tree was down ho found a
bottle containing ? 100 in gold dust at the cen
ter of the treo. It was probably put la tbo
tree years ago by some old miner. The wood
hail grown uround the bottle and the gold
dust was pac'cea in solid as n rock.
Is KW Yoiuc , Sept. 10. Kieliard Croker , the
we'.l known Tammany chieftain , arrived this
morning on the City of New York. Uo was
met at the iloclc by a number of Tammany
leaders and warmly welcomed. Ho said no
was in excellent health und refused to talk in
respect to his intentions in tbo fall campaign.
Ihn Sheep Industry in Dakota.
Cii.VMniiu..m : , S. D. , Sept. 10. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : BEE. ] Herdsmen arrived
here today with 2,000 sheep , which they drove
from Wyoming , They belong to capitalists
who will let them out to farmers to cncourago
sneep raising In this portion of the state.
Tlrd up by j.
Er.MiiiA , N. Y. , Sept. 10. Tbo Brio road ,
Bradford , Bldred ft Cuba nnd AVcllsvlllo &
Condersport roads are tied up nt Wellsvillo
today by landslides caused by heavy rains
CIXCIN-XATI , Sept. lO.-Tho Uov. Howard
Johnston , pastor of the Presbyterian church
la this city has received u call to the Presby
terian church la DCS Molnes , la ,
Humored PnNsungor Unto Ilcditctluu.
ICAXHA.sCiTr , Mo. , Sept. 10. It Is reported
that 'bo Chicago & Alton Is on the eve of
mulling u tvgular passenger rate of i ! cents a
milo on all elusion of travel.
Kmporor U'llllaiu'ri IMiuiH.
UKIIMN- , August 10. [ Special Cablegram to
TIII : Ilr.K.1 Einporor William will spend two
days In Vienna after his hunting trip with
the Austrian emperor.
The Now Omaha Fort to Bo Named After
the Gallant Indian Fighter ,
The HcapportlomiKMit IMnn raf llopro-
nculntivo DnmiRll , M' Adopted ,
Will Glio the State Tlu-co
Mori ) 3IcmhurH.
N BUHKAU Tun Ouuit BUB , 1
W.\niMiTOtf I ) . C. , Sept. 10. )
It Is now practically determined that the
new fort at Omaha Is to be named after Gen
eral Crook. The department has notllled
Senator Mamlerson that it desires tlio names
of General Crook and Uenoral Tlmnm , nnd
Lhat the manner In which tliow naaio * are
Lobo honored Is by attaching them to two of
the forts of the country. The depart
ment nsked Senator Mundersoil to fur
nish any further objections , if
: o had them , why tlio name
of the gallant Indian lighter should not bo
ittnched to Omaha's now military no t , and ,
us ho had no further objections , ho so notllled
the department , and therefore Fort Onuilui
will In all probability bo designated Fort
Crook In the very near future.
r.viiuocK AXD Tim T.vuipr.
Senator Paddock , in speaking to Tun UKB
correspondent this ulturuoon concerning Ida
own veto and that of other western senators
upon the tariff bill , said : "Tho measure was
so materially amended from the manner in
whL'h It originally came to the senate , so
m.iny changes were made of bcnollt to the
west , the reciprocity Idea was incorporated
In tbo bill , and besides this the tariff com
mission scheme was adopted before wo wcru
asked to vote upon It. All tlicso chnrges
were in line with western sentiment and In
terests. Many objectionable features of the
nicasuro hail been eliminated nnd others
made less objoctiotiablo and of course wo
voted for it. Tbo bill is in many respects a
vast improvement upon the existing law.
So far as the existing tariff affects western
interests western senators could not do other
wise than support the niemnre oven If
they did not desire to do to. Tbo tariff bill
is not perfect , out it Is much better than wo
hail reason to bolluve it would be presented
to us , and therefore no ajioloffy for our votes
is necessary. "
iiinr.n Moun Mr.MnKits.
The reapportionment scheme Introduced to
day by Congressman Dnnriell , chairman of
thu house committee on tbo eleventh census ,
if carried Into cltect will give Nebraska three
additional members of congress. This Is In
accordance with suggestions heretofore iniulo
in'i'in : 15ii : ; that the delegation in the house
from Nebraska on the next apportionment
would certainly be doubled.
It is beginning to look very much sa if the
elections' committee had niadu a miscalcula
tion in calling up the Lanirston-Venable case.
Colonel O'Furrall wasted all of tod.iy again
by filibustering against its consideration , and
although Speaker Reed is expected to take
hold of It tomorrow , Itis hard to sen how ho
can break the deadlock now existing. It
seems impossible to # et a republican quorum
back to Washington , and without such n nuo-
runi nothing cuii uo accomplished. A call of
the house was ordered three times today , but
caeh time the quotum disappeared as soon as
the doors were opcued and an attempt made
to proceed to business. The fault lies en
tirely witb absenteeism. Chairman Uowell
had confidently expected a quorum today ,
but instead of that a call of the house showed
that there were only liil ) republicans in the
house , or forty-six less than a quorum. The
absentees have been called back again nnd
again since last Friday when tbo election
committee , decided it would call up this case
on the following Tuesday , so that
tlio absence of nearly fifty repub
licans today , when every one of
them know how urgently ho is needed ,
would indicate that those who have not como
back as yet do not propose to como bickatall.
It must be remembered , too , that ot the re
publicans who arc present several will act
with the democrats in opposition to T-WS-
ston. A number of republicans began to
manifest some impatience today mid two or
three told Mr. Haugen of Wisconsin , who is
in charge of the case for the committee , that
it would bo wiser to withdraw the eoso for
the present. A number of others admit that
they do not sou how the case can be
won unless some means can bo de
vised to obtain a quorum. The
tariff bill is expected in the house tomorrow.
This means that the end of the session is not
very far off and members nro nil growing
anxious for days for their committees or for
individual bills. Unless somethings Is done
tomorrow tbo committed will bo almost
compelled to abandon the cuso at thU tlino.
A proposition will bo made to the republicans
as soon as the tariff bill conies in that if Ibis
case is dropped till democratic opposition to
the tariff bill in conference and in thu house
will bo abandoned in return. If the Liang-
ston-Venablo case is dropped it h not in
tended to take up any more election cases
this session.
Dr. D. K. Salmon , chief of the bureau of
unimul industry of the agricultural depart
ment , has Just returned from a trip to Eng
land and Scotland , where ho went to put in
operation a system of inspection of cattle
shipped from this country. Ton representa
tive of Tm : Bni : Dr. Salmon said today that
bis observation satisfied him thnt Great Hrlt-
nin would do a\vay with the present restric
tions against American cattle. There is a
strong feeling ainoiiK the farmer of
Knglund and Scotland In favor of im
porting American r.ittlc , Tbeso farm-
era have an abundance of grass and
other feed which they could use to much ad
vantage in fattening the cattle from this side.
Hut , us the restrictive law is qpeiutud , nil
our cattle bavo to bo killed at the docks on
arrival. Thu farmers uro beginning to feel
that the restriction operates directly against
them nnd Is mainly upheld by tbo raisers of
thoroughbred stock who are anxious to abut
out competition and maintain high prices.
Dr. S.dmon made frequent visits to the itrlfc-
Ish department of agriculture , which , lie
says , is operated much in tbo same manner
as our own.Vhilo the ollteial * were not
sneciully enthusiastic In aiding efforts to s < ; -
cure a standing for American cattle , tbt-y put
no obstacles in the w.iy. ' I'oruiUsiou was se
cured from tbo minister of foreign affairs to
locate Uniteil State * Inspectors at Liverpool ,
London and Glasgow , whlcli are the chief
points for receiving cattlo. Tlieso Inspectors
were taken from this country and they bavo
now commencoit their work. Although a
great cry has gone up as to
the amount of .plouro-pnouinonin |
sent over from thU country , Ur , Salmon i
was unable to find a single case since last '
February. Ho went among tht ) Kngllsh inspectors
specters nml not ono of them knew of ncaso
coming from this country throughout last
spring or this summer , although the cattle
receipts hail been unprecedontly largo. Dr.
.Salmon says that ho brought this fnct clearly
before tbo Hritlsb agricultural department.
The ofllcials were ready to admit that our
precaution against pleuro-pneumonla had
been much moro successful than tholr
own. Their system lacked uniformity ,
nnd was subject to county regulations ,
but it will now bo changed to work like the
system which 1m proved so effcutlvo in this
country. With tbo Ilritish ofllelalsadmitting
tlio freedom of our cattle from disease and
the further precautions which the recent
meat inspection bill will give , Dr. Salmon
feels that the obnoxious and unfair restric
tions against American cattle will bo abel
ished at uo distant day.
Representative Frank of St , Louis , a morn-
her of the committee on tbo quaUro-centen-
nlal , has introduced the following resolution :
"That a subcominltlco bo appointed by the
chairman of the committee im thoijuadro-
centennial of thti discovery of America to Inquire -
quire into the progress of the details for the
holdlnir of the propoied exhibition in Chicago
and to make an examination into thu amount
of STKICU allotted to tlie various government
displays and all other matters pertaining to
the displays of tbu United States at said ex
hibition. " This resolution was referred to
the L-ummlttcu named for action.
Mr. Frunk wai asked this afternoon what
was the inotlvo for the resolution und ho said
that It was to let the pcunlo at Chicago know
that tha house was awake to the iumortanco
ofthe world's fair nnd that it wa.s intended
in effect to stir them up. That It bad douo
1'ositlvnly curort by
' those 1'tllo
They also relieve Dis
tress fro'ft Dyspepsia , In
ITTLE digestion rind Too Heart )
KitliifT. A perfect rem
edy for Dtainess ; , > 'an > ca ,
Drowsiness. Und Taste'
In the Month. Contort
Tongue , I'.iln In tlie Side ,
TOWII ) 1.IVKU. They
vcgulnto tbo Dowels. J'urely Vejretablo.
so , ho sahl , was evident from development * .
I .earning of the cxlstonco of the resolution.
Secretary Uatterworth. ho Bald , telegraphed
to the I'omnil.sslonors at Chicago yesterday
afternoon oftho proportion of tbo document
"And. " continued Mr , Frank , "thu
selection of the site last night was
the result of the secretary's ' notion , "
Mr , Frank said that the resolution would tin
adopted , In his opinion , just us soon at a m.i-
Jorlty of thu committee could bosoemvii u >
act uion it. There is also another mtohitma
pending before the committee , introduced l > v
Air. , widen ho says will bo favorably
acted upon. That is the ono limiting to llf
teen the number of fcmnlo cominissloiier.s to
act with the board of commllstoncrs ahviuly
It was reported today that a Joint resolu
tion hud been prepared to change tlio location
of the fair from Chicago to some other city
on account of the dt'lny hi arranging the piv-
liminarles , but that Secretary Uuttrrwortli
succeeded in Inducing tbo author of the reso
lution to withhold It fora time , and ho it ho
secretary ) left for Chicago tonight to urge
speedy action on the part of thocomniission-
eis there.
Tim OMAHA rwroiTici : JITI : .
Senator Mimdewon today received n com
munication from the supervising architect of
the treasury concerning and explaining the
objection which the city authorities of Omaha
deem to have to rebuilding llm burnedstruct-
tures on tlio site of Uio new postoftiee. 'I'll
government has given Mr. Alexander n
authority to rebuild. Ho further states tha
Mr. Alexander reports two of the Htructtin >
burned us useless , and recommends their IT
movnl as well us the rear portion of tlio thir' '
building , but says tlio front portion of tliiM.ii
ter is In horvlcc.iblo condition and can bo
used by tbo superintendent of the pnstotUi'
as n storehouse and superintendent's ullliv ,
saving the government the expense of civet-
ing new buildings. The architect thinki
this may luivo led to n misunderstanding.
TIIK tt.ivji
Some Interest inj ; matters in tiio I..IMO
cf I
.v , Sept. 10. in the Knum in
vestigation today Chairman Merrill pr'-
ceeded to pas ? upon the question raised us ' , .
the relevancy of the testimony offered by Mi .
Cooper relating to the character of the i- ,
frigcrator company sto k and ruled it out.
Jlr. "Lewis , a minority member , entero.l \
protest against this narrow limitation , hm -
ing that the character of tlio stock wi OIK * >
tbo counter indictments.
Assistant Chief Ilrynnt of the pension ofiln
testified that the completed cases order exi - -
dited the settlement of some claims and n >
larded others. Moro claims had been ad
judicatcd under that order than before it Imd
any particular attorney.
To Commissioner Haum tbo witness said
thatwtiilo thcro bad been a larger output of
claims under tbo new order than before ,
them had been a greater haste in tbo popniM-
tion of rases and much rivalry between clerks.
Ho did not say that tbo work
was Improperly done , but called
attention to tbo fact that soiuu
examiners wcro disposing of claims in less
tlmo than they conlil be properly considered.
The commissioner wished to know whether
the witness bad tried to put n stop to it.
The witness replied that ho bad not
thought of putting a stop to it. There were
! J5OUU cases put on the completed flies by the
otllro and bad been set there without par
Judge Wilson said it bad been stated that
Mr , Cooper had signed a largo number ol
blank calls upon the pension oflleo for a linn
of pension attorneys and ho would like to
have Mr. Cooper make a statement about It
Mr. Cooper said bo authorized his clerk' '
sign a largo number of calls for a pension Urn
in Ida district , understanding that it Imit been
the custom ; that perhaps there wcro fifteen .
hundred or two thousand calls sigucdby ; his
name. When ho came to Washington he
spoke to Chief Durnan in the pension oflleo
about It , and bo doubted whether it was fair
to call up eases in that way , but ho must net
for bis constituents. Durmm told him to sign
the slips and ho would do what ho could with
Mr. Cooper did not think the slips were
equivalent to a congrcssiotulVall. The attor
neys ho signed for had been " neglected. Ho
was told that Lemon at that tlino had , prac
tically , control of tbo Union olllce. Witness
felt then and now that if ho could do anv-
thlng to help his people ho ought to do it
Ho felt that tboy had not a fair chance with
attorneys In Washington.
Mr. Cooper asked the committee to pass
upon his resolution presented to it to cxtumi
thoscopo of Ids Investigation. Xo decision
was made and an adjournment was had.
Soared by tlio Strikers.
SOUTH\MITO.V , Sept. 10. Tlio striking dock
laborers , sailors and firemen still maintain u
menacing nttitudo. The authorities fear
further rioting. Further detachments of
troops have been summoned. Some of tin
strikers have gone out in boats to meet imvmi
ingsteamors with the object of porsundm , , '
the crows to join the strike. Today a mob
pathored about tlio mayor's residence ) mid
made tbrcatonlnir demonstrations. Tim
mayo' * tclcnlioned for assistance nnd soldiers
were dispatched to the crowd.
The employers held a meeting and subse
quently Issued n handbill promising every
protection to men ruturning to work. The
union submitted u proposal for an advance la
| i wjisjos undertaking to n k no further lnrc.iso
for two years to come. The employers , how
ever , declined to accept the condition Unit no
non-union men tihr.uld bo employed. Manxn
arrests have boon made. (
At ! o'clock tonight thu troops worD'obliged
to make a succession of bayonet charges in
order to clear thu streets. At midnight llu >
excitement subsided. The Infantry held all
approached to the docks. The Uoyal Mall
company 1ms looked out all Its men and or
dered its vessels to go to Plymouth.
SIlolc Stcallnjr-
BAY CITV , Mich. , Sept. 10. At noon today
three men ontercd the Second Rational bam ;
nnd two of them cngugod the teller and book
keeper In conversation. The third slipped
around to the back of the bookkeeper's desk
and stele u package of bills amounting to
$ .13,000. The poileo are looking' for the rob
Out Sillc ,
CIXCIXXATI , Sept. 10. The Eureka silk
company was closed by the sheriff today on
unattachment to secure the payment of notes
iiggiej.'atiiiKJ.OiKi duo Heavy. Foster it
Uowmun of Now York , with which linn the
house wits connected.
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Absolutely Pure.
A. < m m of tartar bakirit ponflor.
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