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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE.
r\- YEAH. OMAHA , FRIDAY 3EORNINQ , SEPTEMBER 12 , 1890. NTOBflK 80 ,
TOUCHED HIGH WATER Ml ,
Tlio Attendance nt the State Fair TJueciualeu
in the History of Nebraska ,
MONEY FLOWS IN A PERFECT STREAM.
A Ilnlanco 011 tlio lll lit Kldo Assured
iior tlio aiiuinKRiiicnt IficPnir
Closes Today Iho
LINCOLN , Nek , Sept , 11. [ Special to Tun
lint' . ] The attendance at the state fair
grounds reached high water tnarle today ,
when a conservative estimate placed the
crowd nt nearly 70,000In the afternoon the
crush was such that most of tlio buildings
were uncomfortable , and on the grand stand
nnd nround the race track fully 20,000 pcoplo
were collected. Tlio races did not begin
until 3 p. m. , but the nmplthoator began to
fill up at IS and at 1 there was standing room
only. The quarter stretch wains full of car
riages as the stand was of people. In fact
there was little inoro than breathing room
anywhere. Both the morning and afternoon
trains came In heavily laden with passengers
from distant points who came tu the city
principally to witness the great illuminated
trades' display tonight. Thcso , of course ,
swelled the attendance at the fair. Thursday
has been emphatically the big day.
A tour of tlio restaurants , eating stands ,
eldo-shows , ot < ! . , Hils afternoon revealed the
f fact that the pojplo who nro attending this
year's ' fair did not Icavo homo -with empty
> pockets. It is doubtful if the grounds con
tain a dealer or showman of any kind who
has not made money , nnd n good deal of it ,
notwithstanding the fact that tlio number of
fakirs and pcalers , as mentioned In yester
day's UKK , Is greatly In excess of any pre
vious year. The proprietor of ono of the
numerous 10 cent shows took Tun Bnn
representative into his conlidenco and stated
that If tomorrow's receipts are up to the
average ho will take away with him not n
cent less than Sl.'JOO as the not result of his
four days' work. And they all tell the same
story. This Is tukou ns a most favorable
indication of comparative prosperity this
winter and an almost complete refutation of
the claim thut hard times uro coining.
Leading exhibitors In agricultural hall de
clare thut the shipment of Nebraska products
to outsldo points will bring more money into
the state this year than last. They say that
wlillo there will doubtless to many cases of
Individual suffering , the condition of the
fanners la the aggregate will show a decided
Improvement. At any rate the appearance of
. prosperity und plenty at the fair
has done much to Inspire confidence. No
body has thought of nard times this wceic.
There Is a prospect that the tnlk iclntivo tea
a permanent location of the fair may culmi
nate in n petition from tlio leading dealers In
agricultural Implements and machinery pray-
hiK for a tlnal mid permanent locution uud ad
ditional facilities , the petition carrying with
It a suggestion that unless this Is dune this
important industry will not bo so strongly
represented in the future. A member of the
boaid of managers of the stnto agricultural
society , In talking over the matter , said :
"Tho law , If I remember rightly , says that
the board may. at Its discretion , relocate the
fair every llvo years. Now , the rivalry
between the different towns and cities
mis been so great that wo have
thought it wise to take advantage of the
' may1 and take a vote every iifth year ,
think myself that if the matter could bo
amicably adjusted in * such a way that
Iho suite nt largo would bo satisfied
would bo much better to locate
the fair permanently at some convenient
place. There lius been inoro and more talk
every year on this subject , and It Is possible
that'somu action will be taken In the matter
in tlio near future. Of course It goes without
Baying that If the fair was permanent II
could bo made much bettor limn it now is. "
Although it does not show to the best ad
vantage ut this , the fug end of tlie fair , one
. - of the most interesting Icaturcs is the display -
\ play of fruits. Most of the exhibitors are
I small farmers who have only n few varieties
each , but the aggregate presents i
very nttnirtlvo appearance and spo.ik
well for the fruit growing hid stiy in
tlio state. Tlio specimens of apples and
grapes are particularly line. I nappies there
are Maiden's Blush , Cooper Whites , Duchess
Rainbo , Famouse , Bailey's Sweets , Porters ,
Colo's quince. Wurllelds. Days , Utler's Ilcds.
Plum Cider. Wealthy , Dyer , ISnrly Ponnock
Calvert , Chonargo , Strawberry , Saxton ,
Fall YVincsnp , Grimes , Golden , etc.
The display of | > cnrs includes representa
tives of the following varieties : Flemlsl
Ucauty , Bnrtlctts , Ulapp's Favorite , Seckcl
Duchess d'Angoulcmu , Klcffcr , Louisa B ,
Do Jersey , etc.
Floral hall Is filled to the brim with hand
some flowers and plants exhibitor
by Fremont , 1'huisinouth , Crete am
Lincoln nurseryman , Thcro are palms
in profusion , cactus pants of many
different varieties roses , oleanders , tube
roses , calladluins , colons , ferns , selngi
iiellcs , begonias , oiirniitions , geraniums
fuchsias , dahlias , verbenas , p.inslcs , gladl
olas , oto. , etc. Ili'sser of Pluttsinouth nm
Chopin Bros , of Lincoln exhibit line collcc
tlons of pilins ; and tropical plants.
Northern Kansas und eastern Colorado
evidently appreciate the importance of the
Nebraska' state fair. Lost year Yumr
-equity , Col. , had a small exhibit in n little
building of Its own. This year Colorado line
Kim iH occupy a largo part of ono wimr
in the agricultural building will
n display of farm products , minerals , glasses
etc. It must bo admitted , however , tha
while n most interesting showing Is made
Nebraska does not suffer by the compniisor
which these exhibits cause to bo mado.
Already Inquisitive pcoplo are beginning t
Innulro about the probable flnunclal result o
the fulr , but Sivruuiry Furuns states that i
will DO some weeks before mutters will bo ii
such shape thai a diMlnlto statement can b
made. Ilo anticipates a balance on the rlgh _
tide , however , und there Is no Immediate
prospect of hard times as fur as the board is
concerned , The expenses have been a little
larger than formerly , but this will bo more
than made up by the increased receipts.
Tomorrow , Friday , at U p. in. , * the fair
closes , A most Interesting programme bus
been arranged for closing day nnd n good at-
tundnni-o Is expected. Inhibitors uro not al
lowed to iimro their goods until late in the
afternoon , and visitors may depend on seeing
tbo whole fair.
The following premiums were awarded
today in the jKiultry department :
I.lclit Itialunus Two cliluKs , 8. 8 , flarton ,
llluo Spring * , llrstj I'rod Vulu , Lincoln , soe-
011(1.Host pair fowls , S. J , II. Carpenter , Wivverly
first : S.- ! . Burton , llluo Spring , second.
IVn chicks. I1. J. Ostcnnan. Wlsntir , IIMj J ,
\V. Wi'hui'r Ac Co. , ( iictm Iutif , luin.tU'roml ,
Ton fowls , H. J. II. Cariiontor , llrst ; Wlllluin
Koberls , ( Ireonwood , xucond.
1'alr chicks , & J. II. Curpunter , first und
Dark Ih'iihinas I'ulr fowls , S. S. Harton ,
llluo Springs llrst.
Two ( -liU'kH , same , second no conuiptlllon.
Huff Uoeldii ! . I'alr of fowls , B. a , llarlon ,
BWCt'llStllkfS 1111(1 ( tilht.
Trio of chicks , Ueorge Oonnovon , Norfolk ,
Ton ohlcks. I1 , J. Ostorman. first.
I'ulr fowls I'.j. ( J3torinr.n , llrst.
I'lilrehleUB. J. H. Ounbipr. Uiiudllla..nrsti C.
1 % > wlfl. Iliirlun , In , , 801-ond.
Whltu i\icliina I'alr of fowls , George Con-
iii'von , Norfolk , tlrst.
riirlrlditoCooldn.-Palr fowls , S. 8 , llarton ,
first ) lloorco ( Joiinovoii , t. cuiiil.
Trio fowl * . 0. H. lluiwlurir.Oinaliii , first.
I'ulrof cldul.1 , Q. II. Hatsdortr , Urst ; Hugh S.
Thomas , of Oiuiilni , boenml.
Trio of chicks. Ij.O. Itvn , llollwowl , flist : 0 ,
II. Iliilhiloi-ir , tirond.
1'cn fowls. U U. Jton , first ; IIughB. Thomas.
Oiniibu , second.
I'eu of chicks. L. O. Hun , first ! Hugh 6.
Thomas , sucouil.
fowls , L L. Lyuian , Lin-
coin , first ) A. Lemon , Lincoln , ocond and
I'alr uf fowls Lemon first ! S. 8. Ittirton ,
Trio fowls. I. L. Lymrxn , Lincoln , flrsti Hiram
0. Koynulijs , Iilncufii. second.
Ton elilckw , I ) , y , iJlvcn , Table Rock , first ! A.
MMIIOII. Lincoln , second ,
I'alrofelilclw , A. Lumen , first ) D. Q. UlYcn ,
TrloofcldcK D.Q. Dive n , Table Hook , first !
A. Millll'll ' , Second ,
II , I ! . Dominique * 1'cn fowls , J. A. Alley ,
Lincoln , llrst.
1'ilr fowls , .f. A. Alloy , flist
Trio fun-KJ. A. Alloy , first.
1'cn chicks , J. A. Alluy , flrstl A. Lemon ,
Bi-i'cmd. i |
Trio of chicks , J. A. Alloy first ! A , Lcmcn
1'itlr of chicles , Alloy first ; A , Lemon sea-
llurrril Plymouth Kecks 1'en of fowls , 0 , II.
HnlHdurir.Unmlin , tlt-st.
Trio of fowls , L , . 0. Ken of Uellwood first and
I'lilrof fowls , P. J. Ostennnn flrst ! Q. 11.
Pen chicks , IJatsdnrlT Ikst ; W. A. Arm
strong. ( Irocnwond , .second.
Trio of ohlcUs , ll.iudorir llrst linil second.
I'.ilrof clilcUs , II. a. Tliomus. Uiiiuuu , ( list ;
J. II. Sw talier , Ivincruld , second.
White riynioutli liockH , trloof ( owls , George
Comioum , Norfolk , llrst.
I'ulrof fowKV A. Armstrong. Greenwood ,
lint ! A. M. Trlmhlv , Mnuoln. second.
IVn of chicks\V.A. Armstrongof Greenwood
I'ulrof chlcki ) . A. M. Trimble , first ; Arm
strong of Greenwood second.
fOl'STT CXHIIItTS ,
Tor tlio best collective exhibit displayed
by county agricultural societies n prUe of & 50
is given. The second best receives ii pre
mium of WUO , the tliird * U > 0 , tlio fourth tliifi ,
thn 11 fill 5100 , the sixth S73 , the seventh WO.
Ouster county was iwurded llrst premium
this afternoon. This is the third tiino in
three successive years that Ctistcr county
has carried olT llrst money , which retires hur
from future competition with a gold medal.
York county received second , Uouglns
county third , Cuming county fourth , Brown
county lifth , Holt county , sixth , Burt county ,
York county was awarded first premium
for beit display of agricultural , farm and
garden products of any and all kinds by any
agricultural society. .
Thosamo county nlso received first pre
mium for best display of hordes , cuttle , hogs ,
sheops and poultry.
Following is the programme , for Friday :
Snood : Trotting , ! ! :2r : ela'-s. JIOO ; trotting ,
2'iJ : elnsi. tVH ) : running , three-fourths of u
inllo dash , KJ.
TliuUouiiodiicutod horses tlio Frcyerdogs
iind the trotting moosn will appear and per
form on tlio mcu track and In front of the
Grand I'ruvosftlon : On 1'rldny at 11 o'clock
sluirp , preceded by the fair baud , the grand
procession will tuko place. All premium nm-
nmlsiiro iron I red , under regulations , to ai-
jioar inidur foi-fi'lt of premium. All exhibits
of animals are cordially Invited to participate.
MINOII MBNTIOX ,
J. E. Boyil of Omaha is still at the fulr
looking uptho boys.
The exhibit of Cherry county has been do-
imwd to the homo for the friendless in this
Orange Judd. editor of the Orange Judd
farmer , is a fair visitor.
Ex-(5overnor ( Larrabco was on the grounds
Fish Commissioner W. L. May has spent
iho entire week in the state tlshcrlcs build
ing1 , and has done much to awaken interest In
the llsh culture industry.
Lincoln is entitled to the fulr for five years
The Sioux county people nro worthy of
special notice for their magnificent display of
the natural und farm products that they ex
hibit hero this week. Notwithstanding the
unfavorable reports from that section , the
show of grain and vegetables ( especially the
latter ) Is not bettered by any iti the state.
The display Is located in a lop cabin built of
pure logs from Sioux countr , and is well
worthn visit to sco what the Great American
Desert can produce without irrigation in an
exceptionally dry season. The exhibit Is
under the care and "management of the fol
lowing citizens of Sioux county : Ell Smith ,
A. C. ljratt , Thomas Hudy , David Bartlett ,
und Jotm Sohulz , all of Harrison.
The long talked of trades display occurred
this evening and had a number of very bril
liant features , but in the main it wts very
commonplace. After the royal band and
trumpeters King Zeus loomed up at the head
of the procession clad in gorgeous robes and
with a magnificent gunru of splendidly at-
tlred ivarriors acting as his escorts. This
was the great feature of tno parade. Shortly
after this was another noteworthy float en
titled "Pythias at the Block,11 In which the
oxecutioucer stood with a huge batticnxo
ready to decapitate his victim , while scat
tered about were gorgeously drc.jsed warriors.
A perfect reproduction of the Crete mills
elicited uppluuso along the entire routo. The
Union I'aoitlo locomotive was a source of
wonder. The militia and fraternal organiza
tions showed up in their usual manner , ex
cept that many of the latter were not well
lighted. Tbero was a liberal sprinkling of
good bunds and lots of fireworks , and the
crowd was satisfied.
KXC1TEI ) AXIt
Violent Fluctuations in the Now
Ycirlc Speculative Markets.
NKW YOHK , Sept. 11 All the speculative
markets today won excited and uneasy ami
the lluctuations more violent than for a Jong
time. In the grain markets the lluctuations
were wild and prices went up with a rush ,
Brokers were all amazed at the character o
the government crop report , it being the
most unfavorable , taking all crops together ,
over issued , and the shorts ana different op
tions rushed to rover without regard tc
prices , in thostock exchange holders of stocks
were staggered at the estimates of the crops
The idea prevails that such a falling off ii :
tlio yield will have a disastrous effect on th <
net earnings of railroads. The crop roper
was soon lost sight of , however , in the alarm
caused by several of the most conservative
houses calling in their loans on stock collnt
oral. The rate for call loans at once ad
vanced to a premium of } & IH.T cent In addition
to the legal interest , and on some ot the fiwcy
stock nolouns could bo obtained at any figure ,
This forced renewed attempts to llquiJ.U
and a decline followed. Everything on th
list suffered losses ranging from 1 toO po
cent , and fora tiino the market , was demoral
izcd. Heavy offers of govcrmntnt bonds foi
prepayment of interest then pave a fresh sup
ply of money and to some extent rodtorei
confidence , und in the hotter class of stock ;
most of the decline was recovered.
A\IXSUJT TM OVJC FLAU.
\ Canuck Colonel Orders the Slurs
null KtripcK Hauled Down.
TOHOXTO , Ont. , Sept. 11. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Bci : , ] When the Industrial ex
hibition was opened Tuesday by the earl of
Aberdeen a very handsome United States
Hag was seen fluttering from one cud of the
grand stand , Upon noticing this Colonel
Grey , who is brigadier general of the Cana
dian militia , ordered the Hag to bo tnucn down.
This was done amid a good dealof hissing and
cheering by these who noticed the act. As
soon ns Manager Hill of the exhibition heard
of the occurrence ho ordered the flag to be
again hoisted and yesterday It was in place.
Colonel Grey appeared upjutho sccno boiling
with rase und entered the "flag of an idlcn
people" to be torn from tlio llagstaff. This
Manager Ci ivy refused to do , claiming to bo
as loyal ns the colonel , and besides ho said it
was only u graceful compliment to the Ameri
can pcoplo who every year visited the ex
hibition In largenumhora. The question will
come before the board of directors today for
Uovolutlnii lii Switzerland.
Bun NT , Sept. 11. A revolution has broken
out hi the canton of Tictno , owing to a differ
ence of opinion regarding the revision of the
constitution , Throe members of tlio cantonal
government have b.'cu imprisoned , one has
been killed und the others Imvo lied. Troops
have been scut to the scene.
Hcnnminntcd for Contcr HH.
MILWAUKEE , Wis. , Sept. 11. O. B , Thomas
was rcuominatcd for congress by tba Seventh
district republican convention today.
GALLAGHER QUITS THE JOB ,
His Letter Resigning the Omaha Postofflco
Eeceivcd in Washington ,
FIVE APPLICANTS FOR THE POSITION ,
His Successor to Ha Named \Vlthlu n
Few Days-Order of Business
in tlio ScnutR
\VASIIINOTO : ? BUHE.VU Tin : OMVTH Bcc , ]
fil ! ) IToimiKGN-TU Siuunr , >
WASHINGTON D. C. , Sept. It. J
Senator Manderson today receive ! a letter
from Postmaster Clullngher of Omaha , which
unclosed another letter addressed to the post
master general. . Tuo enclosure reads as fol
Hon. John Wanamatcor. Postmaster Oencrnl
UuarSIr : 1 have the honor to hereby tviulcr
my resignation us Doitinastcr ut Oinulm , to
tiiko ullect October 1 , JS'.K ) . I would prefer to
bo relieved piompUy If possible. TimnkliiR
your clvimrtmunt and you puisunally for the
fair tiuiiliiicnt accorded me. I am , very re-
snuuttiilly yours , O. V. OAM.Ammi ,
Senator Mnnderson was naked whom ho
would recommend for the place. lie replied
that ho would send the resignation to the
postmaster general immediately and within n
few uays ho will make ft recommendation ,
His recommendation will bo effective , us it is
tlio custom of the department to permit the
senators to name the po-stinaster In their
homo towns without reference to the wishes
of the congressslonnl representative from ttio
district hi which these towns may be em
braced. Ho would not say who ho proposes
to recommend for the place , nor would bo ad
mit that helms yet made up bis mind on this
subject. Ho baa received applications from live
men thus fur Maor Thaddous B. Clnrksou ,
P.vul V'Uidervoort , Willlim Coburn , Colonel
C. S. Chasoauu W. II. Woodward. Mr. Gal-
higher resigns with absolutely no charge
against him of any kind or character. The
department ofllclnls say that bis conduct nt
the Omaria postollleo has been creditable
alike to himself and to the department , and
that no fault whatever is found with lib ser
vice. Ho liiia been looiied upon as ono of the
best postmasters appointed by the last "ad
A. DIVIDED PIlOOrtAVMK.
The order of business adopted by the sen
ate today is a formidable looking1 affair , but
with reasonaolo dispatch in the further con
sideration of the taiiff bill tticro is not much
llkoliliooJ of even n majority of the measures
named receiving consideration. Thc'O uro
two parts of the programme , divided by tlio
Ml to transfer the revenue marine fron : tbo
treasury to tbo navy department. In the
first part are those measures to which ,
there is little or no objection and
upon which debate is not to
bo protracted. The others are measures
over which contention is probable , led by
tlie revenue bill. Unless there have been
some marvelous conversions In the senate
since that bill was last up for discussion tlio
session \vill have to bo more prolonged than
is anticipated to wear out the opposition.
This comprises some of the best tacticians
on both sides of the chamber , for the oppo
nents of the bill include rcpubllcaus and
TUG FEDEUAI. ntncTios' niu. .
Senator Spoonor , who with Senator Hour is
in direct charge of the federal election bill ,
said today that there was not only an abso
lute certainty that the federal election bill
would he tukcn up by the tcnuto early In the
next session of congress , Out that It would bo
"How early 1" was asked ,
"Before the first of January , " was the ro-
"Tho result of the election In Maine was
roneflciul , then ! "
"It seems to have been. "
THE CUKSUS 1IUUEAU A DETECTIVE AOEXCT ,
Tlio census bureau has shown itself to boa
Ictectivo agency of the worstqunllty. A few
Jays aio Commissioner Uaum sent a request
0 the census bureau asking that theschcdules
'or Hlo Blanco county , Colorado , bo turned
tvor to n special agent of the pension bureau
'or examination. Ho stated In his letter that
1 man who was wanted for a violation of the
tension laws was supposed to bo residing in
; hat county , but it bad been found Impossible
lo locate him , and as a dernier resort It had
jeon decided to examine the population
ichcdules in the hope of finding him , Com
missioner Porter turned the schedules over
, o tbo special agent and found the names of
, ho man and his family residents of a little
raining town in the county. Ho has been ar-
estcd and Is now in custody to answer the
: hargo preferred against him.
Postmasters were appointed today as fol-
Nebraska Cheney , Lancaster county , \V. \
. Garten , vlco J. N. Clurlc , resigned ; Glen ,
Sioux county , Mrs. S. Jensen , vieo D. Klein ,
resigned ; Ithuca , Snundcn county , J. E.
"jrecn , vlco O. S. Barnes , reslKno.l ; Tallin ,
: Coya Palm county , Mrs. M. E. Blackburn ,
vtcoA. F. Butler , resigned ; Lmsnton , Yoric
countv , Miss A. Witt , vlco S. Stoclcton , re
signed ; Memphis , Saundcrs county , Miss M.
O. Fuller , vice J. W. I3arr , resigned ; Morse
BlulT , Saundcrs county , S.V. \ . Autcn , vice J.
L. Hunks , resigned.
South Dakota Gregory .Lawrence county ,
P. II. Hibbard , vice K. D. Severance , re
By direction of the secretary of war the
following changes of stations of ofllcors in
the Inspector general's department have been
ordered , to take oltco' October 1 , IbOO : Major
Peter D. Vroom , lns > > ? tor general dcpart-
: uent of ttio 1'lattc , will report to the depart-
nontof tlio Missouri ; Major Joseph II. Sm- ;
gcr , Inspector general department of the Mis
souri , will report to the inspector general in
this city ; Major John M. Bacon , Seventh
cavalry , Is detailed nctlnu Inspector general
department of the Platte ; Major J. Ford
Kent , Fourth infantry , is detailed inspector
general of Dakota ; Mirjor Adna It. C Undue ,
Ninth cavalry , will proceed to Los Angeles ,
Gala. , department of Arizona , for duty , to
take charge of the oftlco of the Inspector gou-
crnl of that department.
Tlio following named ofllccrs nro relieved
from duty us acting Inspectors general of the
departments designated : Lieutenant Colonel
William F. Drum , Twelfth infantry , depart
ment of Dultotu ; Lieutenant Uoloncl Drum
will be assigned to a station by tlio command
ing general department of Dakota.
Senator Manderson today gave notice In the
senate that on Tuesday atI o'clock ho will
askthoscnnto to taltu up the house resolu
tion upon the deatli of the late James Laird.
Eulogies will bo delivered on that day und
Iho resolution will ha adopted.
The sonata committee on agriculture failed
to got totrother today for the purpose of hear
ing N. 1C. Fairbanks In opposition to the Con
ger lard bill owing to the fact that the repub
licans held u caucus on the order of business
ut ttie time the committee was to have met.
Senator Paddock , wlillo believing that his
pure food bill is the better measure of tlio
two , does not propose to let the iiucstlon go
by default , and will in all probability ask the
substitution of the Conger bill for his own
bill on tlio lloor of the senate if the cointnlt-
too does not formally order a favorable report
upon the Conger bill within the next week
CjAssistant Secretary Chandler today dis
missed the application of Peter B. Kelson fern
n rehearing of the contest of William II ,
Tucker against his timber culture entry for
the northwest Jf of section 14 , township US
north , range 48 west , Chiulroii , Nob. , district.
Immediately after tlio house adjourned
today a gentleman introduced by Hepro-
scntutlve Tracy of Albany , X Y. , uud qulto
a reception accorded him. Ho proved tb bo
.Mr. O dory , a member of the English par
liament. hi Ib70 O'Clcry and Tracy sue-
ccodod in penetrating the Hues of the Italian
forces and entered the service of the pop < j as
members of his guard. After his return to
his native country O'Clery became' member
of parliament from Ireland and his com
panion. who , Instead of returning to the
Ktnorald Isle , came to this country , bccumo a
member of tlio American parliament.
A subject of special importance to the sil
ver producing states -which found MO plnco
upon the order of business adopted today was
Senator Teller's joint rcsblutlon directing
the president to fnvlto the governments of
the countries comprising thi ) Latin union , nnd
such other notions ns ho may deem advlsnblo ,
to Join the United States in a conference to
adopt u bimetallic arrangement. The author
will m ake an effort , however , to sccuro ac
tion at the short session. The silver sena
tors have not yet learned , It beams , of tlio ap
pointment of S. Daun Horton , the writer on
financial topics , to visit Europe as an expert
agent of tlio United States , and Senntor
Stewart especially will ho Inclined to gram-
bloat it. Ilo tloojn't approvoof Horton's
views , and thinks It would bo bettor not to
scud imyono than have him go. Senntor
Teller siys of the slump in silver todav that
It Is but temporary , duo to stringency in the
money market caused by payments for large
importations in advance of the taking effect
of the tariff bill , and that ho expects to sco
tlio white metal at 1-0 again Inside of a
The republican congressional campaign
committee Is very much encouraged over the
result of the election in the First district in
Muino nnd will pursue the same tactics ns
far as they nro applicable to tbo districts In
which McKlnloy and Cannon are running.
ThL-ro U not much doubt about Mr. Cannon's
re-election , but the committee do not propose
to take any chauccs. In MelClnloy's district
there is an adverse majority of L',500 to over
come , but great conlidencovas expressed
today In the ability of the candidate to suc
ixrEaTUitiTiox os ? it < ivji.
Tlie Proceedings Rnlivoiicd by Several
WASHINGTON , Sept , 11. The Raum Investi
gation committee session wus enlivened today
by several tilts between Cooi > cr and l < 'llek ,
and Lewis and Morrill.
Commissioner Uaum , beginning his defense ,
commenced the cxamlnatlou of Cooper. The
latter said his attention was first called to
the refrigerator company by newspaper arti
cles nnd nftorwardi by George B. Fleming1.
Ilo had tallied with other persons confiden
tially , but did not care to give their
names. Fleming had said Butler Fitch
told him that seven pension ofllco
employes bought stock , 'fho commissioner
snld that Fleming himself ( vas the author of
the defamatory news articles.
Cooper said the commissioner had given
out the article himself , saying ho had not
given Ids note to Leaion.-
The commissioner replied that ho had given
a note for & 5.000.
Cooper further salil ho had been confirmed
In his belief in the charges by the commis
sioner's refusal to answer hia question. But
the charges rested upon Fleming's nnd Fitch's
testimony. If they were knocked out , all
The commissioner remarked that ho thought
hey had knocked tkcmselveVout.
Continuing , Cooper said Mr. WcColman.
oprcsentlng the refrigerator stoclr , had
pokeii of the books la a way that led witness
o suppose they showed crookeness. Later
n Coopersaidho had never , seen the books
f the company. When ? Flick sharply
l "You know oath don't
, ucn : you are oa ,
: ou J You have sworn a moment ago that you
vould take thcso books and sustain tbo
hargcs. " ' .
Cooper T said I believed , lt. That sugcs
Ion of yours was ungcntlomanly , cowardly
, nd moan.
Flick And I submit that .yju are a dirty
It toolt some tlmo to , restore order
after this , but the mhttcr xvas finally
moothcd over and Butler Fitch called. Ho
Icnicd having told Fleming any of the things
Cooper spoke of.
In the course of the examination Commis-
loner Uaum remarked t " "Tho-wholo thing
s a tlgmentof George B. triomlng , n dis-
.barged employe of tno flcouoUco , ( , who
ias used Mr. Cooper I don't say corruptly.
Assistant Secretary of thii Interior Busscy
cstlflcd that ho had approved the completed
lies order. Ho hnd been much pleased with
he great Improvement in the pension ofllco
under Commissioner Kaum's administration.
Cooper asked if the witness hnd investi
gated the charges connecting tbo cominis
loner and Lemon.
Witness replied : "Do you suppose I am
; oing to take up everything I see in thonows-
> apers ? I don't deal in newspaper slanders. "
: ontlnuinr ( , bo said that Commissioner Haum
md told him the circumstances fully und the
explanation was satisfactory. Ho was satis
fied that the commissioner had not the
slightest Intention to favor Lemon or any one
' / FXA VJO.
Tlio European Bond Comp tiy in
Trouble iV filn.
NcwYomc , Sept. 11 , [ Special Tclogmra
: o Tim BKU. ] The European bond company
.sintrouDlo again , Last night ofllcors ar
rested Max Sclfller , au agent of the company ,
for selling what the police alleged to boa
ottery ticket in the shnpo of a bright and
varicolored bond issued by the "imperial
government of Austria" and guaranteed by
that country. The alleged victim is Charles
F. Guenther , who said that ho paid Solfllir
as the llrst installment on the bonds ,
which Selfller assured him would undoubt
edly draw n big premium.
The European bond company was repr&
scnted lncourtthlsmornlnpbyE.il. Horncr ,
a banker of No. 8il and S3 Wall street , will :
branch houses at St. Louis , Milwaukee am :
the City of Mexico , and Attorney Zolsler.
Mr. Homer drove un in an elegant equipage
and was dressed llko n prince. Attornoj
Zelslcr contended that It had not been shown ,
that anything- the nature of a lottery ticlte
had been proven to have been sold nnd hi
moved that the defendant bo discharged
Judge Ooylo examined one of the bonds ,
which ho said ou Its fuco showed no evidence
of being other than what it purported to bi
nnd ho would therefore bo compelled to dis
charge Seinier. Captain Ward called to the
mind of the court that Ju tlco Kcrnstcln had
held two agents of the snmo company to the
criminal court for selling these same bonds ,
but the court said ho coul'l not hold the men.
The case will bo prosecuted In another form.
A. 8 TVH.lt CJRXTJlll.
It la N'orth Dakota en Kouto To
CnicAoo , Sept. U. [ Special Telegram to
THE BEE.J In speaking of the weather
Lieutenant liealo of the signal sorvlco slid
today : "Since yesterday n storm center has
moved Into South Dakota from Utah. It is
headed for northern Mlcliljran. The autumn
WQatber is behind this Dakota storm in the
shnpo of a good sized barometer , freezing
temperature and snow. 'I'ho center of the
high barometer is about four hundred miles
north of Montana , raovlnt ? southward. The
stations oil the Canadian Paelflo railroad nt
Culgary and Swift Current report this morn
ing temperatures of 23 and UO degrees , -with
light snow. The freezing temperature has
also readied Montana. At Helena and Fort
Assinnlbolno the thermometer recorded U9
and UO degrees this morninj. "
Tried to Kill tlie Ithhop.
COPENHAGEN , Sept. 11. As the Armenian
bishop , Tiuljad Oscanlon , was leaving the
church yesterday a young Armenian approached
preached him ana , uttering a cry of "traitor , "
tried to kill him with a knffo , but only suc
ceeded in wounding him on the arm. Tlio
attack was prompted by a deslra for revenge
for evidence given by the bishop against the
prisoners implicated In the recent demonstra
tion against an Armenian patriarch.
The Itouliuiftcr JlevelatloiiH.
LONDON , Sept. 11. The revelations of the
Paris Figaro show the duchess gave f 600,000
totuo Doulaugist cause , but UU not mix her-
Belt In the petty Intrigues of the party , In
an Interview she confirms all Mcnncux said
concerning her part In the affair and adds
that she arranged the Interview with the
cointo do Paris at Boulunger's request. The
duchess speaks somewhat bitterly of Boulun-
gcr'a lack : of courage ,
CHAIRMN GODDARD'S ' SHOES ,
Much Speculation as to Who Will Step
CHAIRMAN BLANCHARDWAXES INDIGNANT ,
The Kook Islam ! JtnlHcs n. Storm nt
the MeetingofttioVcNlcrii \ P
n President I'lslc
Sept. 11. [ Special telegram to
THE DUE. ] General l ussongcr Agents Ford
of the Pennsylvania. Smith of the Lake
Shore and Scull of the Baltimore & Ohio
have been appointed us a committee to rcuoit
on a vlco chairman for tlio passenger depixit-
rucnt of the Central Tralllu association. Un
less the Western Passenger association gets
ahead of this committee It will on October 7
submit to the general passenger agents of the
association tbo namu of K C. Donnkl , for
merly general passenger agent of the Chicago
& Atlantic. Chairman lllauchartl today
called a meeting of general managers of lines
in the association and on October 8 they will
npprovcor disapprove the person selected by
the committee of general passenger agents.
The general managers of lines in tlie Western
Passenger association today selected Presi
dent Cubic of the Hock Island , Vieo Presi
dent Harris of the Burlington and General
Manager Winter of the Chlcngo , St , Paul ,
Minneapolis & Omaha as a committee to
choose a successor to Chairman Goddard.
The coininittco met ttits afternoon and after
thoroughly canvassing eligible men settled
upon Chairman Flnloy of the Triins-Jllssouri
association and F. C. Donald as the two best
qualified and most available. Neither was
selected dollnitoly and unless the committee
changes Its mind both nanioswill be pre
sented to the general managers tomorrow.
Chairman Goddard has been offered the
oflleo of general manager of the Lake Shore
road. Ho refuses to say whether or not this
Is tlio position ho will accept when his suc
cessor as chairman Is chosen , but it is
broadl.v hinted that it is , by railroad people
who might know.
Olinlrinnn IJIuncliuril WroiiBlit Up.
CIIICAUO , Sept. 11. ( Special Telegram to
THE BEG. ] Clmrmau Blanchard of the Ccn
tral Traflle association is much wrought up
over the statement that ho has farwardod to
the Interstate commerce commission an argu
ment against the western wads in reference
to the recent decision of the commission
on reasonable ] rates ou grain and
comparative rates as between eastern and
western roads. Said ho today : "I have not
forwarded any piper Vhatcver to the com
mission. If 1 do 1 shall not make the claim ,
as reported , that a 5 cent differential between
grain nnd provisions cannot bo maintained
under thcjicominissioners' ' ruling ; neither
shall J ? * say that the reduction
on com "if was made In deference to
popular demand ; nor shall I undertake to
claim that It costs eastern HIICH inoro to
laudlucrutn than western lines and thaCcon-
.equently . tttoy nro entitled to high rating
wr ton pormllo. I am charged by the Joint
cotnmittoo to prepare an argument for sub
mission to the commission against its ruling
; lpclarlng any higher rates than 20 cents on
corn und 20 cents on wheat Chleairo to ! Now
"York unrcastmftblc. A copy of tills argu
ment will bo given you wlicn comulctcd. "
Tim Ttoolc Island Unlses a St mi.
CHICAGO , Sept. 11. [ Special Telegram to
Tun EEK.J The Rock Island road raised
storm In today's meeting of the Western
Freight association by announcing that it
would apply the reduced wheat rate on mill
stuff and the reduced corn rate
on rye und barley. "Universal objectloi
was made by the other lines ,
claiming the Hock Island was simply at
tempting to demoralize rates and that oy no
possible construction of Its previous notice
could the reductions bo appliodas announced
The llock Island und Alton both ngrcod to
date their ten days' ' notice of reduction n
grain rates from the day on whicl
Chairman Widgley received word
whether the interstate commerce commission
would postpone to Octoberthoorder reducing
grain rates. U'his Question was pructicallj
decided today by a telegram from Commis
sioner Morrison asking for a writtou state
mcut of what the railroads wonted.
President l-'lsli Interviewed.
CIIICAOO , Sept. 11. President Fish of th
Illinois Central road , who returned to th
city today , was interviewed regarding th
circular which recently appeared in th
press issued by some of the stock
holders crltizislng his management , etc ,
Ho said in part : "Tho alleged circnla :
said to bo circulated among security holders
was set up from the original manuscript I
the ofllce of the Now Vorlt paper in which i
appeared. I caused u moat exhaustive re
search to bo made nnd so fur have not founi
a security bolder to whom the circular wa1
sent. I am sure I know th
porscns who engineered the den
They did not care particularly ti
depress Illinois Central securities , bu
wanted to cause a decline In the whole list
The attempt was partially successful. Th
whole thing was what is called n 'fake. ' Th
forthcoming annual report will shov
tlio Increase in the gross earning-
to bo | il , 700,000 , and the finances of the road
as n whole , nro la better condition than "
Mr. Fish docs not think thcro will he an
radical change in the directory nor that b'
will bo ousted from the presidency ,
Sue tin :
ST. Louis , Mo. , Sept. U. Clilnn & Mor
gan , owners of the Kentucky stable of thor-
oughbredraccrs , have brought sultlu the cir
cuit court hero against the " \Vabash railroad
for Kit , iKW for death and damage to several of
their horses by a collision of trains at War-
reuton , : Mo. , lost Juno while they were en
route from Kansas City to St Louis.
Tlio Tillmnnitcs Victorious.
COLUMBIA , S. O. , Sept , 11. The following
ticket was nominated by the democratic con
vention at nn early hour this morning : Gov
ernor , B. II. Tlllmnn ; lieutenant governor , 13.
n. Gary ; secretary of state , T. E. Tlndallj
treasurer , W. A. C , Bates ; attorney general ,
V. J. Popo. W. T. C. Dates was nominated
for superlntciidentof education , AV. D. Mayfield -
field for comptroller general and H. L. Far
ley for adjutant and Inspector general , The
platform favors free mid unlimited coinage of
bllvcr and the repeal of the internal revenue
system ; denounces the MoICinloy turllf bill
and the Ledge election bill ; condemns ( ho ac
tion of Speaker Kecd ; demands the abolition
of national banks and the passage of wucli
laws as will prevent dealing in futures and
plnco a tax on Incomes.
M 0:30 : this morning the convention com
pleted its work after an ull-nlght session and
Dividing a Toxin's Millions.
WASIIIXOTON , Sept. 11 , Newspaper readers
will recall the publication three years ago of
the statement that Thomas Bean died In
Texas leaving an estate worth SlO.OOOjOOO.
Ills heirs have been found in Washington
nnd Virginia , and half of the estate of
bOU,000 , ncresof fine cotton lands In the coun
ties of Grayson , Fannln anil vicinity In east-
e ni To * 113 will be divided among twcnty-ono
prominent Wishlngtonluns , Tbo other half
will go to tbo Virginia branch of tbo family.
HBNO , Nov. , Sept. 11. The state demo
cratic convention after effecting a temporary
organization today adjourned uutll tomorrow.
Close of tlio lllllo niul Carhlno C'i Co
tillon Moilnta Awarded. \
CA ii'Doinr.Vyo. , . , Sept , 11.-S [ * > 1
Telogriun to Tun lies. ] The contest's > l
positions ou the rifle and army carbine t. ' ? *
closed today. The following 1 the rest . C
the four days' firing1 , the totals for the * ' '
days being given : '
Itlflo Team Lieutenant Mulr , Sovcnlci
infantry , MS ; Corporal Dousmoro , Foi
infantry , MS ; Scryeant n.wis , Sixteen th
fimlrv , M 1 1 Corporal Trlch , Seventeenth
fiint ryIMI ; Sergeant llainburn , Thli'
third "Infantry , Kl > ; Servant Murwln , Hf-
tcontti Infantry , 5'JO ! Sergeant IJooliin. en
gineer , MM' , Corporal Lang , Twentieth In-
fmitry , r.OJ ; Sergeant linger , Sixth Infantry ,
J'JO ' : 1'rivato Herman , Ninth Infantry , -IS-I.
Carbine toiiiu-Caplalu Kurr.Slxtn cavalry.
MT ; Corporal Thornton. Sixth cavalry , ' > ' - ;
Illacksmith Kelser , Sixth cavalry , WJ ) ;
Captain Hall , Fifth cavalry , I1M ; Corporal
O'Connor , Fifth cavalry. 4S ! ) ; Sergeant Tay
lor , Fifth cavalry , -Jftl : Corporal Corp , F fth
cavalry , 4 ft ) ; Corporal Unite , l-'l fth cavalry ,
-WO ; Private Mitchell , Sixth cavalry , 4SU ;
Lieutenant Wright , Ninth cnv.dry , Ml.
Infantry total , 5UW ( ; cavalry total , 0,010.
Tlio llrut four members of each team were
awarded gold medals , and the remaining six
members of ouch team were awarded silver
medals. The medals wow presented by Gen
eral Huger this evening.
His Treatment After 1'eiToriiilnK
Wonderful I Mit.
CIIKHOO , Sopt. 11. [ Special Telegram to
Tun Bnii , ] P.ml Alexander .lohnstone , the
mind reader , who iwno so ne.ir dying hist
nlghtafter so successfully performing the
feat of driving blindfolded to a hotel and
pointing out a name secretly selected by a
committee , has about recovered , ills friend
nnd manager , W. M. Goading , today s.ild :
"During the test Johnstono' ! , br.nn is con
centrated to its full extent and his pulse gets
up so high that it c.innot . bo counted then a
reaction sets in and nil the blood rushes back
to the heart and stillos him. From tbo
moment ho was taken down last night
until ho was revived I never for
moment stopped rubbing his limbs
and kuoadlng the llesh over bis
breast. Otherwise the blood would Imvo
stagnated and death followed ns certainly as
't aid In the case of Bishop.
"Speaking of Bishop , I will toll you allttlo
.ncldenttliatldon'tthink is generally known.
Bishop , us you remember , was endeavoring
to pick out a unnio from a register in the
Lamb'a club , Now York , and after four
hours continuous work fell over to the lloor
and remained apparently lifeless. The club
members did what they could to restorohlm ,
but of course their ignorant aid was of llttlo
avail , and one after the other they departed ,
finally loavhiB Ulshop und the steward nlono
together. The latter notified the police
shortly afterward. This is the story told nio
by Mr. Mack , Bishop's father-in-law. I am
certain from what 1 have seen in Jolinstone's
case that If that man had been intelligently
treated from the ll t ho could have been
brought around all right. Ills death was duo
to ignorance , aided by neglect.
MXJOtGX.lXT ITfAH 31IXKItS.
Tax Collector and His Agent Com
pelled to Klco I 'or Their hives.
ALTUKI : , Utah , Sept. II. [ Spaclal Tola-
gram to Tim Bi : .J County Assessor John
Hoder and Deputy Julio Colburn have re
turned from their trip to Clover valley ,
along the line of the It. Q.V. . railroad ,
where they went collecting personal property
nnd poll taxes. General opposition was made
to the payment of poll taxes by workmen , and
at nearly every grading camp moroor less
trouble occurred , At Itcece's camp , in
Clover canyon , where the party remained
over night , about ono hundred nnd twoiity-
liyo men were employed. When it was
learned that the tax collector was In camp a
general rush was made for tlio ofllco by men
who demanded their time , but the
assessor wis ahead of them uud
had secured an ofllclal inspection of
the books. 'Jho law secures the collection of
poll taxes through ofllcors of corporations ,
and when thh fact was made known threats
of violence to floder ami Coiburn were Iro-
qucnt and loud. Propositions to "drive them
out of camp , " to "run them down the canyon"
and even to ' 'hang them" were made nud thee
o Ulcers had to lieo for their lives. The taxes
will bo collected , however.
A New Telegraph Deal.
Pmucr , Utah , Sept. 11. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : DUE. ] On September I the "Western
Union telograuh company withdrew from an
arrangement with the Desert telegraph com
pany , under which burincss had been done
during the past twelve years. Hereafter two
rates will bo charged 0:1 : all business to und
from points beyond Salt Lako-ono for the
Desert company and the other for connecting
Hues. This will make ordinary massages to
California heretofore costing 50 cents amount
to ? 1.J5 ! , while rates lor longer distances will
bo somewhat lower. The change will ma
terially decrease the volume of business mid
no relief will probably bo obtained until tbo
completion of the Denver A UioGranilo rail
road , with the construction of which a West
ern Uuion wire will bo erected.
First State Election Intense Interest
LAUAMIEVyo , , Sept. 11. [ Special Tclo-
Kram to Tun Bun. ] Business has been prac
tically suspended hero today owing to the
first state elections. Tlio Interest has been
intense , nnd so far as Umimlo Is con
cerned , a full vote hai been polled.
Owing to the faet that the elec
tion has liccn conducted for the first
tiino under the .Australian system , the count
is progressing very slowly and will probably
not be finished much before morning. Prom
nil the cDimtry precincts in this vicinity
there nro reports of republican gains and It Is
estimated that the republicans have carried
.Albany county by about100 ma-
jorlty. Tlio Australian system worked very
satisfactorily in Lnramie , very llttlo dlfll-
culty being experienced In instructing voters
how to prepare their ballots. This Is consid
ered the banner republican county of "Wyo
ming nnd It Is belloved that the majority
given today will bo above the average.
CInrkHon'H Temporary SucoeH.sor.
UIIKSSOX Si'iuxns , Pa. , Sept 11. The only
ofllclal business transacted by the president
this inorninc was the designation of Chlof
Clerk Kdwln C. Fowler to act as first assist
ant postmaster general for a period of ten
days until a successor to Clarlcsou is np-
Owing to the Inclement weather today the
pr'sldentlul party remained Indoors. To
night an excursion party which had coino up
from 1'lilladolphlii ' wn BO anxious to see the
I > -sklent that ha ami family visited the hotel
parlor while theiinuat evening dance was in
progress. Mrs , Harrison and Mn , McKco
Lave practically recovered from their Illness
Strikers Interview Depow.
NKwYoiiic.Scpt.U , Alcomrolttoo.ofllvoex-
cmployos of the New York Central who went
out on a strike called on Uopor.v today to tatlc
over the matter of the strike. Dcpo\vtoltl
them that they had resigned In his absence ,
that their placei had been filled byVehb ,
that Ids action had boon approved by the di
rectors of the road , nud that there was noth
ing inoro to ho natd or done In the matter.
The strikers left crestfallen.
I > | CSHOU'H Jloninliis.
STOCKHOLM , Sept. 11. The United States
war ship Baltimore with the remains of John
Ericsson passed Boniholm Island this morn
ing. Stio Is expected to arrive hero tomor
row evening , The exercises are ilxcd for
Sunday afternoon ,
The Rnllroad Lnnl Grant Forfeiture Bill
OousidcrcJ in the Senate ,
MORGAN ARGUES IN OPPOSITION TO ITi
Speaker ISoeil Kocelvos an Ovalloa
from Ills Kcpubllciui Collcancu
In ilio House No Quo
rum I'rrsetit , .
" \V\SIIIXOTOV , Sept. II , 111 the jcnnto to <
ay house bill for the snlo of certain land for
L-hool purposes in tlio town of 1'ollmn , U'ls , ,
vni placed on the caleiuhir.
The resolution offered yesterday by Mr ,
lorgiui , calling on the secretary of the In-
erlor for inforninllou us to hinds of the
Northern Pacilie ; railroad and the other coin-
lanles whoso roads were not eonirletcd
I'ithin the period Ilxed by the granting net ,
ras agreed to.
Tlio conference report on the iiillmaillnml
'nmt forfeiture bill win taken up. Thomuin
invpositlon is contained in the llrst section
orfcltlng to the United States nil lands hero *
oforo grantoil any state or corporation to aid
In Iho construction of a railroad opposite to
mil coterminous with n portion of nnysuch
railroad not now completed niul in operation ,
Torllio construction or benefit of which such
amis WTO grunted , ami nil such liiiuls do-
dared a part of tlio public domain ; provided ,
' .hat the net , h not to bo construed as forfeit-
ngtborlglitof way orstatioti ground of any
'iillroad company heretofore grunted.
Mr. JIorKim opposed tlio report ns a lop-
rolling scheme gotten xcii for tlio lir-nellt of
'and grant roads.Vlillo Its first section pro-
reswd to bo a forfeiture , all the other sec
tions icUituil to separate r.dlronds . and ox-
oinpted thoin from the operation or olio se
cured some pecuniary advantages , Tlio most
Lhat could bo said of tbo bill was that a few
small railroads which had not f rienils enough
in tlio two bouses were to bo criu-lllcd for tlio
sake of glossing over nnd vnrnishlng tlio false
pretense of a general forfeiture. After
npi'aking for over four hours Sir. .Morgan
yielded for a motion to adjourn.
WASIIINOTOX , Sopt. 11. As Speaker Heed
entered the chamber this inonilnglio received
it round of applause : from the republicans uud
spectators in the galleries.
Mr. O'Formll of Virginia made a point of
The speaker , without taking a note of tliu
; iomt , stated that the question \vai onordcr-
ng the previous miestlon en approving tl)9 )
journal of Tuesday mid directed tlio cleric to
call the roll. Tbo votostooil yen , 87 ; nays ,
41. No quorum.
On motion of Mr. McKlnloy , nmld doino-
ratio appluuse , the tiouse iiiljournud.
J'.tA'.l jriiltll.tX ! SCJIKJMH.
.Secretary Bliilno Will Not Penult it
lO I'll II lIll'OIILfll.
NKW Yomt , Sept. II. [ Spcol.il Telegram
toTitiiBni ! , ] "It is evident that Secretary
Illainohus no intention of permitting tha
pan-American railway scheme ) to die In con
ception , " said Howard Leo of the City of
Mexico today. "I Judge from the activity o
certain Americans known tociitortalur.ithcr
intimate relations with the departinont of
stato. These gentlemen bnvo been imklng n
pretty thorough examination of the proposed
route through Central .America. ,
sovornl engineers going along M'ltU
the party. Maps and specifications
Imvo been prepared to show thafciisiuilltyoC
the plan , nnd at the meeting to bo held next
winter in Washington by the representatives
of the different countries Interested , thcso
will bo submitted. I sincerely trust the
scheme may ba carried out. If the govern
ments will bach the enterprise It may bo put
through , but If private capital Is to' bo depended -
ponded ou it will bo u failure. "
A. VXMQVJK l' ( LlTlVAIj JFJTWMX
1'cuullnr Mcnnri Tnkon to l > ulout Gov
ernor HCtu'Hiim of .Uinin ) * iln.
Sr. PAUL , Minn , Sept. 11. JSpochl Tele
gram to Tin : UKH.J-Minnesota rejoices In
thn most unique political light of any in the
country. It not only has a regular rcpuD-
llcan , democratic , fanners' ' alliance und pro
hibition tickets in the field , but the National
building nud loan associations bavo shied
their caster In the ring- and propose to imlco
n hitter , uncompromising war upon Governor
Mori-bun. The associations claim thut Gov
ernor Merrlum's action last winter In advis
ing State Examiner Ken yon to close upona
of the leading associations was the result of
a conference of bunkers , at which it was re
solved to get rid of the building societies.
They assert that the fact that tbo
loan associations wore paying from
5 to 7 per cent interest caused moiiev to flow
from the banks which were paying nut 4 per
coat nnd the alarm of tbo bankers for their
business was the motive of tlio action of the
governor's state examiner ,
T lie HU veil loan associations doing baslnoss
in Minnesota ore the .American , ( Juarnnty ,
Interstate. National , Northwestern , liiiilway
and Security , and their combined capital is
$ 10,000,000. The onlcors of thcso associations
have held thrco meetings , tlio last of them
toduy , to discuss the situation , It is asserted
by the ofllcers that they have a subscription
list of 63,000 , person * In this state , ofwhom
ao.OOO nro voters ; ot thcso they say 20,000 nro
republicans and claim they can control enough
of those to prevent Mcrriatn's election.
Their mode of procedure will bo to
advise their subscribers to oppose Morruvm ,
who is president of a lending bank in St.
I'uul , on the ground that the destruction or
forced suspension of business by the building
and loan association means u , similar futo to
the homes of tbo thousands of subscribers
who have struggled for yours through the
aid of the associations to save enough to at
tain a clear title to thnlr property. The
seheino , on tlio whole , Is one of the most ro-
niarkahle.knowii to modern politics , and its
outcome will bo watched wlthluterwt.
Ilcnlli of lion. Thomas Golfer ,
McCooit , Neb. , Sept. 11. [ Special toTm
Ilci : , ] lion. Thomas Colfor of tlih city died
suddenly yesterday. Ho had been laid UP
for home months wltli o sprained ankle , but
no ono supposed Sia condition dangerous ,
Mr. Colfer was a iiatlvo of Illinois. In 1883
ho came to McCooit. and It is In a great measure <
uro due to his efforts thatMcCook hnow
second to no other city bctivccu Hasllnferi
nnd Denver. Mr. Colfer was an nblo lawyer
and stood at the head or hia profession , ' II
was a strong democrat and an untiring
worker for his party. At the llmo of his
death ho was president of the bourii of trade
of this clly nnd the ontlro city mourns als
death. Ills funeral will bo held on
All uf the business houses will close to ao
llclccd Up n Shipwrecked Crew.
riAN FRANCISCO , Sept , U. Tlio soliooncr
Lewis arrived today from Beh ring sea with
a cargo of seal skins. Slio picked up thrco
boats and eleven of the crow of the schooner
C. 0.Vhlto , who loft the lost vessel in u fog
and were ilvodayaln open boats vvlicn found ,
Wlillo trying to land at Cooper * island tbreo
of them were snot , ono fatally , by natives.
who thought the mon were coining to kill
sculs. Quo other boat from the Whltomth
six mon landed at Cooper Island nnd tlio men
reached hero a few days ago on the Karbu V ,
Some of the muiichuigo the captain of thi
\ \ hltn with having deliberately left thorn to
tlu'ir fate. _
I'uvoi-H Aiiicriuitn Suited I'ork.
Iluuiiexux opt , 11. GlkOndo , consul gen-
end , has sent a resolution to the frovurument
demanding un early rupual of tbo law pro
hibiting thei Importation of American ml ted
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