Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, June 01, 1895, Image 1

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Concessions Made to the Great Powers Ai
Just Becoming Generally Known.
1'opulnco Hold It ItenponMble for Not Hi
i\crylhlnR : Accruing frum the
AVnr l'orcltiicri In Formosa
VICTORIA , May 31. The steamship VI
( orla arrived yesterday bringing advlc
dated Toklo , Japan , May 1C :
The Imperial proclamation , published Mi
13 , gives the people of Japan an Insight In
the true position of affairs and enables the
to open an Investigation on their own a
count. Criticism can never bo direct
against an edict Issued In the sovcrelgr
name , but the events which the docume
records may bo considered apart from th (
recital In this particular form. These w
lie discussed with a view to ascertain ! ;
the exact responsibility of the ministers
state and with the purpose of holding the
to strict account for occurrences which t
pronounced to be dishonorable toHhe d
nlty and prestige of the nation.
Thcro can be no mistaking the depth a
Intensity of popular feeling In their ang
exclamations the multitude charge Coil
Ito's cabinet with treachery , cowardice a
connivance. Count Ito's services to t
state will soon bo wholly lost sight of a
nothing remembered but his failure to :
sort the toriltorlal claims In defiance of t
peremptory commands of the three gn
Kuiopean powers. The whole official cli
believe that the prime minister will resl
before the various political organlzatlc
have hail time to consolidate against hi
The recognition of the power of the pee
to shape- the destinies of the admlnlstratl
Is one of the most singular social devcl
\ inents of modem Japan.
Attempts to Introduce democratic Instl
tlons have been followed by results vvh
the advocates of a constitutional syst
never anticipated. Since the establlshnu
of Parliament no cabinet has ventured
oppose the popular will by force. The pr
ent cabinet Is least of all likely to take
vigorous a stand. The loss of Manchur
territory will not be lamented by the Ja
ncso for any length of time. They proba
realize that its possession would have bi
a pecuniary burden and a cause of r
manent anxiety. What they cannot forg
Is the alleged negligence of the governm
In falling to ascertain In advance whet
Its acquisitions could or could not bo
tallied. They further aver that the mil
try failed to maintain the dignity of
nation throughout the negotiations w
Russia , Franco and Germany ; first , by yli
Ing prematurely when much might have b
gained by a prolonged diplomatic cndca
to better the situation ; next , by scndlm
proposal which was sure to bo rejected
the league and which had to bo folio' '
by additional humiliation ; and finally by
' ceptlng defeat without striving tq sec
nny alternative that should compensate
the inevitable sacrifice
During the period of the negotlatl
forty-five Journals were suspended for
tempting to throw light on the forbid
subject. Some of them were friendly to
The first trial of the Corcan prince ,
Chung , the favorite grandson of Tal \
Kun , on charges of treason nnd mui
ended May 11. Ho was condemned to de ;
whereupon Tal Won Kun burst into
palace of his son , the king , who was
have been the principal victim of the r
nnd sought mercy for the convicted nssas
The feeble-minded monarch gave way
nentenco was commuted to banishment
life. Till Won Kun at length extortci
promise that the terms of expatriation shi
bo reduced to ten years.
American and European residents of 1
nioca nro In great alarm owing to
threatening attitude of the Chinese sold
on the Island The Chinese authorities 1
lost all control and until the Japanese I
possession it is feared that foreigners i
be In serious danger.
MO III. : 1 Id 1111.Ml IN CU1IA.
Insurgent * Mont Defotit nt the llunili
SpnnMi lroop .
HAVANA , May 31 , Colonel Zamora ,
the head of a detachment of 300 troops , fc
n number of Insurgents occupying posit
between Plazucla and Rlncon do Calle
An engagement followed and the troops <
tured the Insurgents' position , the on
leaving four dead on the field and carr ;
away their wounded. Lieutenant Fenian
who was operating in combination '
Colonel Zamora at the head of another
tachment of troops , alter opening fire v
the Insurgents charged one ot their posit
at the point of the bnvonct and compc
the enemy to retire. The Insurgents
two killed and had several wounded ,
the sldo of the troops ono soldier was K
and three wounded ,
The regiment ot Isabella the Cat )
came across S50 Insurgents between Ba
and Manzanlllo. After an engagement w
lasted ono hour the Insurgents were rot
leaving fifteen dead and eight wounded
surgents Among the killed was the In
gent leadT , Guerra , and It Is reported
two other Insurgent chiefs , Reuter and V
were Wiled , but the death of the two
last named has not } ct been confln
During the engagement nine Koli
were killed.
HAVANA , May 31. A hand of 700
surgents , commanded bv Goulct , recently
tacked a detachment of fifty soldlets
were ts coiling cattle Intended for the su
of the city of Santiago de Cuba. Toj
at the head of 200 volunte-cis , went ou
meet the Insurgents and an engagement
lowed. Five of the insurgent ! ) were k
and several wounded.
< mor.iun : 10 JKDUAII
llriloulm Killing llrltUh subject * In Tt
I'll Province * .
roNSTANTINOPIiB , May 31. Advices
celved here from Moosh state that the
dcnco occupied by the French , Diltlsh
the Russian envoys his been forcibly ent
by the. TurKI.ih gendarmes , who attempts
nrrest n tervant of the envoys. They
abusive language and were expelled
illfilculty. Tills ncns , coupled with the i
frnm Jeddah , that the British consul
vice consul , thu Ruidan acting consul
the French consular tccrftary were atta
and shot at outside of the town , has ca
considerable excitement in diplomatic cli
The Urltlth Yire consul , as already cal
was killed and ( lie British consul wai , slip
wounded. The" ether consular officers
zerlouMy wounded. The shooting Is attrll
to Bedouins. Three llildsh war tihlps
been ordered to Jeddah. with tnttructloi
protect the lives of farclinierx and to Inv
C te the killing of.1 the British vlco cc
mid the wounding ot the consular officer
iTn\miipm \ Itoinbanlliii ; Krr I.unc-
LONDON , May 31. A dltpatch to
Times from Hong Kong today confirms
news contained In the Acioclated press
patch ot last night from Hong Kong nnnc
Ing that hostilities between the Japanese
Ct Intro republicans on the Island of Fori
bava commenced , According to the T
dispatch , the Japaneno forces landed at
LIIIIR , H the extreme north ot the UUr ,
FcrmiiKU. yesterday , and fighting hot' '
them and the Chlnonn commenced. The
prlch to the Associated pren from I
Kong announced that private- Advices reci
there were to the effect that , the
bombaidlnf Kelt Luug ,
London Tlmri t'nnimtnti nn Agricultural
Conditions In America.
LONDON , June 1. The Times thla morn
ing has an editorial commenting upon the
agricultural report of Mr. Hugh Gough , first
secretary of the British embassy In Wash
ington. It rays"All the dismal compari
sons contaaial In this report tell ono talc
of encrmous production nt non-remunera
tive prices. With cxcesdlngly cheap land
and with economy of production nnd hand
ling carried to a rcmarkab'c length by com
mercial Ingenuity , the American producer :
are yet baflicd by the magnitude of thelt
own operations. Ixiudly as the American
farmers complain , they at all events have
plenty Most of them vvouhl probably have
failed to enjoy as much as this had the )
remained In European cities to glut tin
labor market. They desire , however , tt
command moro ot the good things of life
nnd It Is from them that the demand come !
for all sorts of economic experiments. Thej
are firm believers In the notion that an In
creased currency would cause a rise Ir
prices. Therefore they are an easy prey o
the wily persons who want ti
sell silver. But the price of grali
at Liverpool would not alter , thougl
every western farmer had all the sllvc
, currency the mine owners are anxious t <
t supply. The article arrives at the conclu
slon that the British farmer might maki
moro of his chances.
. Full DotnlU of the Ammunition of the
lirltlfth Vlco Consul nt Jcdduli.
r JEDDAH , May 31. The following partlcu
lars have be n received of the assasslnatloi
of the British vice consul here and the wound
° of other consular officers yesterday. Mr. W
11 S. Richardson , the British consul , the Brit
Ish vlco consul , Mr. Brendt. the Russlai
consul , and M , D. Orvllls , the secretary o
the French consulate , were taking a wall
when , apparently without any pro
vocation they were assailed by elgh
Bedouin Arabs who , when only four yard
away from the consular officers , opened fir
upon them with guns and pistols. Th
British vice consul was so badly wounde
that he expired ten minutes after he wa
shot. While he was lying wounded on th
ground , the Bedouins fired the contents o
their pistols into him and also stabbed hit
with knives Mr. Richardson was badl
wounded. Mr. Brandt had his Jaw broke
and his nose shot away D'Orvllle alon
escaped serious Injury. The recovery c
Messrs. Richardson and Brandt Is doubtfu
Fifteen arrests have Iren made and tli
greatest excitement prevails here , intens :
fled by the fact that several British wa
ships are expected at this port shortly i
order to Inquire Into the outrage and insli
upon the punishment of the offenders. Lite
reports from the phslcians attendant upo
u the wounded consuls show that D'Orvlll
was much more seriously wounded than i
first expected , and It Is feared that he wl
die from the results of his injuries.
riiANci ; ACIKD rou mit IIIMUI
Protection of the Chinese. Kiuplro Knot
tint to Intoi-estft In the Kiist.
PARIS , May 31. In the senate today J
) y Hanotaux , the minister of foreign attain
3d made an Important statement regarding tl
foreign policy of the government , In whlc
ho denied that Fiench national Interes ,
were suboidlnated to the Interests of otlu
powers. Ho explained that the part whlc
France took In the European represent !
tlons to Japan was dictated by the Interesi
no of France , in view of her position In Indi
neVI China and the protection she owed to Front
religious missions In China. France cou
311 not see the Independence of China inenaci
e b ) a permanent Japanese occupation.
the empire of China fell or was rude
ho shaken French Interests would surely su
toH fer from the consequent disorder and ai
H , archy. Russia , ho continued , held the san
innd view regarding the necessity of maintain ) !
nd the status quo In China In her own Interes
and Germany , likewise , had reasons for ac
Ing In unison with France and Russia.
ild Regarding the approaching festivities
Kiel , upon the occasion of the opening of tl
Baltic and North Sea canal , he said th
he the character of the Invitation allow i
ry Franco to accept It without making ai
ve change in her policy. The participation
he France , ho explained , was simply an act
ayer International courtesy.
llarbnr ? , u Suburb of llnmburg , In Djnge
or of Heine vIpcd Out.
HARBURG , Germany , May 31. Five
at the Bremen Trading company's petroleu
nd tanks caught fire tonight. The fire Is st
ns raging and covers an qnormous extent
te. ground. Thousands of barrels of petroleui
ip- In addition to the five tanks of the Ore in
ny Trading company , have been destroyed. T
ng Galser factory and the American companj
BZ , petroleum depot are safe , as the wind
Ith driving the flames In the direction of t
Ic Elbe.
on Finlmnr ; of the Jtelielo Captured.
ns HAVANA , May 31 Azcquy Diva , vvi
ed authorized the revolution
was by comm
ist tee in New York to raise rebel bands
On Pnnar del Hlo nnd to prepare for the lin
led ln of the e\pedltlon oigunlzed by Unrlci
Collazo , ni rived In Cuba on the steam
lie Mnscott , When taken by the police
ula paper was found In his necKtic whUh t
polli-e huil difficulty In preventing him tic
Ich swaUuvviiiK. H contained the nnino of
Dd , A. Colanmi. Seveial houses In Havana 11 :
In- Mntiuuas have been seaichcd.
iir- I Ko guards In Jumuntn huve captured t
icbel chief , Beinnrdlno Jimenez , who ruls
tat i banu of thlrt } near Humonalto und III
? a , tlfty vllliis.
ion Colonel Caprll maintained the Ilio in
ed icbel band three times as largo as hl-i ov
force under the lebel leader rVri'i'U
era Peier , vvlillo pasMnj ? the liver Llmoii' '
The iebels vvuo repulsed and lost four , le
In- and seveial wounded.
Hho secures u I.OHM In l.midci
ST JOHN , N r , Mny 31-Colonial S (
retnry Bond bus obtained n loan through
to London banking sndlcuto of $2,600,000 at
oi per cent , to run for foity years. This i
led Ileves the pressure upon the colony A
Hand MI > S his visit to New York help
hlH pin pone , but for obvloiiH reasons ho r
cepted the London offer. Special provisl
bus bi en made to secure thu Fnvings ba
safely. The government Is now ready
meet nil obligations' . All shades of prt
and public unlto in approving the loan T
banking * syndicate is to ir.tlucntlal that
re- curries , the fullest confidence.
smd : | ( nliiiti Lillet iiptitred ,
md MADRID. May 31.-Advlccs fro-n Havn
red received b ) El Impurclnl icport ihe capti ;
to In Cuba of the rebel chief Plurelo. T
.ed Srmnlth troops in Cuba have fought a beef
of tube-Is near Sintlugo do Cuba , fie
1th which clt ) the Inhabitants distinctly hen
ws the llrlnir Of the Spanish one was Kill
nnd Un eft wounded , nml of the i obeli thi
md were killed und a number wounded
Hid L'ADIMay 31. The torpedo boats Mnr
; ed Alonzo nnd 1 Illplims have Killed for Cub i
Curtli t allt-cl nn Ilio ICiillitiHilda
CSl LONDON. Muy Sl.VV. . K. Curtis , assl
nnt fecietnry cf the trcusury , who reach
London yesterday In older to arrange 1
led the completion of the bond contract , call
today at the hanks of the Hothschllda n
ive J. S. Tilor iin Ac Co In oulei to ll\ the d :
to for closing the contract No further tt <
itl- will bu tnkcn until the arrival of iheIor ,
sul which ar on thcli wny In charge of Log
Carlisle , chief cleik of the Tiensuiy i
ptirtmont ,
J'lmcr * ruiUMiiil an Apo-ouy of Turkey
the rONSTANTINOPLi : . May 31.The Iti
the olan , Fiench nnd llrltUli nnibns ° HdariJ h.i
III- mule icpiesentntlona to the Yurklrh B >
nc- crnmont demundlng1 prnmpt puiiUhiiient
the culprits , mid to lx > Turkish K <
ind d'nrme * . who forclbl ) entered the resider
occupied by-tho nvi > > of Hussla , Fmr
nen und lUeat llrltaln ut Mouyh , uslns tibut
Ceo ImiBuaKo und nttomptlnt ; to urrest a fe
of nnt of the envoys.
fen , lt | > * lUpldlj- < uiilliitr l hlnnie Terrlln
Us- LONDON , May SI. The Times tornorr
will print u Jupnt h fioin TK'ii-Ttun , vvh
K.D thut thu J U'unese ' are rapidly "vu
eie mini- the Llu > T i > peninsula an I that I
movement will bo cvmplcU'd In u tow Un
[ ntorference of National Parties in Affairs
of Oities Ono Cause ,
Interesting 1'upors and Ulicnitloni lloforo
the Niilloiml Municipal I.c guo
Contention rmil Adjourn-
111 cut lU'nchcd.
CLEVELAND , May 31. The morning's
session of the National Municipal league to
day was marked by a somewhat smaller at
tendance , the reason being , no doubt , that
the warm weather prevented many spectators
from participating In the sessions. The first
paper of the morning was that of Charles
Richardson , vlco president ot the league.
Ills subject was "Municipal Government bj
National Parties. "
Ho was followed by Francisco I. T. Mllll-
ken , who spoke on "The Municipal Condition
of San Francisco. "
E. O. Graves of Seattle , Wash. , and Clin
ton It Woodruff of Portland , Ore. , made ad'
dresses on the same subject In connectlor
with their respective cities.
Prof. Albion Small of the University ol
Chicago read a paper on "The Civic Federa
lion of Chicago. " Prof. Small dwelt ai
length upon the organization and hlstorj
of civic federation In this city , and stated
that civic conscientiousness began at Chicago
cage with a mass meeting , held In 1893 , bj
William T. Stead of London. ThB federa
lion was comprehensive rather than factional
It did not assume that school teachers an
the best people to draft revenue lavvs , no ;
that ministers arc likely to be competen
Inspectors of sanitary conditions ; nor Ufa
politicians will do good service In rcgulatlnj
educational and religious enterprises.
President Frederick Elliott ot the Drook
lyn Law Enforcement society aso ! read i
paper , which detailed the work done by tin
society In * the recent social crusade In Nev
The afternoon session opened with a pope
by Frederick L. Slddons of Washington upoi
the municipal condition of that city. Hi
declared that the government of the Dlstrlc
of Columbia by congress was far from belni
"Good City Government From Woman'
Standpoint , " was the subject , of an addres
by Mrs. Hunkle of New York. She showei
In a convincing manner that municipal evil
strike directly at the home , and that there
fore , women feel them the most severely.
Rev. J. Z Tyler ot this city read a pipe
on "The Work of Christian Endeavor So
cletles in Behalf of Good City Government , '
iy John Willis Daer , secretary of the Unite' '
Societies of Christian Endeavor , who was un
able to be present. ,
Rev. Donald McLaurln , D. D. , of Octroi !
illch , read a very Interesting paper on th
municipal conditions existing In that cltj
le concluded by asking If the league con
erence could suggest a radical and human
reatment for dealing with the social evil I
The general conclusion which was reache
after the presentation of testimony from a
sections Is that the chief source of city mis
government Is Intrusion of national party ui
; anlzatlons Into the domain of city politic !
All were agreed that this Influence should h
Uov Gregory J. Powell of Omaha declare
n the afternoon discussion that the soli :
tlon of the municipal problem will never b
reached until the evil resulting from the pel
'orrnance ' of city duties by corporations I
Mr L U. Holden of Cleveland contends
'or ' minority representation as a gre-u al
and reports of the benelts to be derived froi
that system were made by several delegate ;
Mr. John A. Gana of Cincinnati offered
resolution memorializing congress to so moi
fy the naturalization laws that an appllcar
'or naturalization must show a certifies !
'rom a homo officer as to his age , oocupatloi
ilrth-place , and port of departure , and on
roni the United States consul , setting fort
the character of the applicant.
Mr. James W. Pryor of New York pn
sented this resolution to be considered by It
executive committee.
t Whereas , The government and the const
tutlon of the United States nre foundc
upon the capacity of tin- Individual cltlzt
for self-government ; and
Whereu'i. Popular government In the lars
and rapidly growing cities of this conntt
has practically failed to dc\e'.op ciipaclt
for local self-government In the citizens <
our municipalities ; and
Whereas , The citizens who fall in the
duty to the local government which affee
dally and Intimately the happiness , tl
comfort nml safety of themselves , the
families and their neighbais , cannot coi
tlnue to discharge the duty of citizens i
the nation with that patriotism upon whlc
our forefathers founded our federal goven
ment , and therefore be it
ntsolved , That In the opinion of the N.
tlonnl Municipal league the present cond
tlons of local government In the great mi
Jotlty of cities In this country Is ( .urn as i
threaten the IntcsTlty of our cities nr
ultimately the existence of the nation ; nr
Resolved , That in the opinion of th
league the question of municipal goven
ment demands the serious consideration nr
devoted service of sill citizens who vvou
not have the rottenness of our city goveri
nients still suffering from boss rule spread.
The convention then ended after a she
speech by President Carter , In which 1
congratulated all who had attended upon tl
beneficial nature of the proceedings , Tl
place of the next annual meeting will be s
lected by the executive committee.
e WILT JIK * 0 .1/Z.WJKV
Action of the It'ntionnl Asnnclatlan Hi
Avwrtml ( Jenrrikl Trouble.
NEW YORK , May 31. The Nation
Bituminous Miners organization having d
elded against a general strike and declare
the CO-cent rate in force In the Plttsbui
district and West Virginia , a basis for
settlement Is established In the other dlstrlc
and a Joint meeting ot miners' delegates ai
mine , owners will now be called to settle tl
Ohio , Indiana and Illinois rate. Some of tl
state officers of the miners' organizations a
trying to oppose the decision ot the nation
organization , but President Penna declar
he will resign If the decision of his organlz
tlon is not accepted by the various district
The refusal of the miners to quit work In tl
Plttsburg district and West Virginia whi
ordered to do so by the national organlzatli
has brought about the present situation.
Is reported that a joint meeting of miner
delegates and operators will be held elth
Saturday or Monday.
HK.ll'ir.ST 7MJ.1.S KI'EK JiAO\ \
VII Tarts of the VVrst Deluged with Pan
IIIB Showers of Ytntcr.
ST. LOUIS , May 31. Dispatches from vai
ous points In Iowa , Nebraska , Kansas , A
Kansas and this state Indicate that mu
needed rains have fallen there wltliln tl
past twenty-four hours. Crops of dlflc
ent kinds which were In bad condition t
cause ot the drouth are much benefited ,
From Calvert , Tex. , comes the report
numerous washouts caused by heavy ralr
icEiiltlng In much delay to passenger ai
mall trains. Several bridges are report
gone. The crop damage Is great. A pa
of several large farms are now under wat
and all of those In the low lands a
ruined. This section Mas never visited 1
such a rain betore.
Or cut l > iimi < ; lo linllrnnd1.
DENVER , May 31. Railway manager ) a
fearful lest the great downpour of rain a
snow the past two days result In dlsastro
fiends In the rivers like three years at
which did enormous damage to rallroai
Since the storm began early Wednesd
morning until It ceased last night , the me
remarkable precipitation of 1.73 Inches fe
For Colorado this U an unusual record , a
frr the same length of time It Is unpar ,
Wed. At Leadvllle and many other p ac
In the mountains , the snow was over f
fett deep. It li melting rapidly.
L svnt'iroas ficKKi ) 01-
trumer Sent to the CoMiuWllcicue Ilrlnc
Them Into lnrt-
SAN FRANCISCO , May 3i The forcbod-
ngs of the friends ot the passengers andrew
row of the Collma were exceedingly gloomy
his morning , and few cherished any hope
f the survival ot thosQ hitherto unaccounted
or. The Pacific Mali' Steamship company
IcclareJ that It had received Absolutely no
vord from the scene of disaster ,
Mrs. S. H. Gushing , mother ot the two
young men who were- passengers , received
a message from the con picked up by the
San Juan , dated Mazatlan , as follows , "Am
icre , returning on San Juan , "
Late In the afternoon a message was re
ceived by Mrs. Peters , whose son Louis was
a passenger for Guatemala. The telegram
waa dated Guatemala , wag unsigned , but pre
sumed to be from Mrr. Peters' husband , who
resides In Guatemala.t was as follows ;
'Louis Is eafe on the Bayracouta. "
Another dispatch to a private stlpplng firm
from Guatemala states that the steamer Bar-
racouta , which has been'crulslng about the
scene of the wreck In search of survivors ,
las picked up a raft with nine passengers
from the Collma , and Peyers was among the
number. The BarracouTa has not yet put
Into port , but the Paclfiq Mall officials sug
gest that the vessel prbbably signalled a
smaller vessel , which pu $ Into port , to con
vey the news of the rescue to the nearest
town , and thence telegraphed to Guatemala.
The latest details received here up to G
o'clock are contained In , the following message
sage- I
"COLIMA , Mex. , May31. Six survivors
of the steamer Collma have reached here
They are John Thornton , } K. E. Chllberg of
Seattle , cabin passengers ; j Peters and Vlndor
and Seamen Gonzales and Johnston. They
are said to have reached shore on a raft , anJ
another raft with five mnn Is reported from
San Telmo. The survives state that the
women and children wore all In the state
rooms , and many of them went down with
the steamer. The survivors also report that
Purser Walfer was seen fin a well manned
boat pulling away from Oie sinking steamer
toward shore. It Is supposed that thla boat
Is still afloat. " f
jj.ii'j/r no MB 3//s&/o.v SOCIISTV
Violation or tlm Itl lit ut Kollglous Liberty
Condemned by' Resolution.
SARATOGA , N. Y. , MoV 31 , The Baptist
Hcme Mission society continued Us sixty-
third anniversary this morning. The follow
ing resolution relating to the Seventh Day
Adventlsts and Seventh Baptists , offered by
Rev. Dr II. L. Way land of Philadelphia , was
Whereas , In some portions of the United
States churches who h.1v conscientlouslj
recognized the Seventh l y ns a day foi
rest and worship and li.ivothereuftT on
the llrst day of tire vvuek connclctitlously
engaged in labor vvhicH In no wise dis
turbed their fellow cltlzfnn , tlnve for thl
act been arrested and fined and Impri'rnei !
and put upon the chain Hn tluit'orr1
Resolved. That we most , solemnly pro'tsl
against this violation of jthe right of relig
ious liberty for which aur fathfis h v <
contended nt the cost of Imprisonment am
spoiling of goods nnd of slrli"S , and ever
ot life Itself.
Addresses were made by Rev. G3orge E
Herr , Jr. , editor of the Watchman at Bos
ton , on "Formative Influences ; " by Rev. II ,
E Pope of Minnesota on "A Study In t
Comparative Religion , " apd by Rev. A. H ,
Lyon of Idaho on "What Becomes of tin
Moq ° y "
Tills afternoon addrVsg--s were- made bj
Rsv. Dr A. S. Coates of New York or
"Work Among Italians and"Poles ; " by Rev ,
F N. Roberts of North Carolina pn "Whal
Shaw University Has DotifVtor the Colorei
People ot the South. " And by Mrs.--M. C
Reynolds , of Massachusetts , on "A" " Plea foi
Spelman Seminary " '
11/7,7 , Il.lf'lS l UltK.tT TIMt
I'lvo ThmiBiml Kjrpuc.ctt nt the Fcattviil nl
K.insn < City.
KANSAS CITY , May 31. A grand Turnei
festival to last three days will begin hen
tomorrow and promises to be a grand success
There w 111 be present Turne > societies from th (
district of the Missouri < valley , St. Louis
Kansas , the RocKy mountains and Ne
braska , besides urners from otlur socletle :
who will be guests It Is expected that a
least 5,000 persons , Including Turners , theli
families and friends , Will , bs here Com
mlttees from different Turner societies Ii
other cities have already bsen hers and se
lected quarters
The llrst delegations will arrive tomorov
morning from St Louis on a special trail
over the Missouri Pacific. Qn this there wll
be 250 active Turners , 100 veterans and abou
500 guests. The Denver delegation of seven
ty-five and a delegation from Qulncy , 111
will arrive tomorrow morning. Each delega
tion will be m t at the depot by a rcceptloi
committee of local Turners and a band o
music For several days tha local socletle
have vied with 'each other In making prepara
tlon for the reception of the guests and tin
visiting Turners , and may well be proud o
the exertions which have been made to brlni
them to the gate city of the'southwe'st. Th
exercises , which are to be of d. varied char
acter , will ba unique and exceedingly In
Kiillrnnd Trucks Wmliml Avrijr nnd n : ,
Mnnlicr of CutllA Drowned.
WACO , Tex. , May 31. A special fron
Hlllsboro , Tex. , to the News says a watc
spout struck near there last night. It cause
an eighty-acre lake to burst through a dan :
About GOO feet of the Missouri , Kansas t
Texas railroad tracks were washed away , i
slmllarloss occurred to the Cotton Belt an
rails were twisted In all sorts of shapes. Al
wires were down until this morning betvvce
Waco and Hlllsboro , and communication wit
Fort Worth and Dallas was cut off. Al
trains on the MIsbouri , Kansas & Texas an
Santa Fe railroads are going over the Wac
& Northwestern and Houston & Texas Cen
tral The Santa Fo Is also washed out be
twean here and Temple.forty miles soutr
Several hundred cattle were drowned In tli
Hackberry bottom near "JHIIsboro and 1
South Hlllsboro several families were drive
from their homes. Ond house was demo !
Islud. No trains have jrlv.etl at Hlllsbor
at this time from the north , and all th
malls from that direction 'arc from five t
twelve hours late. No talmato ( can be ol
talned an yet of the loss. < U ) unknown ma
was found drowned nearfUHlBboro.
FtdllT AMUJiU T1IK KLl\H < jnO H II.I/M
Atlantic City Lojfjo ij noanopil ni Trultor
and boc < &Hlonl4tH.
HARRISBURG. May ? L. 4s an outcom
ot the strife between the factions of th
Elhs , Grand Exalted , Ruler jDetweiller ha
Issued an official circular to the officers an
members of all subordinate lodges Ho dc
Clares that he meaps to .uphold the tiui
vested In him and at any cost to prever
the attempts ot "mlsguU'ed/Eecesslonlsts" t
disrupt the order In conclusion he say :
"I hereby warn all lodges holding or claln
Ing to hold dispensations and charters froi
the grand lodge of thq B. P , 0 , E. .froi
recognizing In any way ( he so-called an
spurious grand lodge which met at A
lantlc City in June , 1894'and which It I
proposed to hold theca In July , 1805. I foi
bid any representative of any subordlnal
lodge from attending the meetings ot sal
Illegal , contumacious and rebellious bed :
1 forbid any and all lodges from paying the
per capita tax to any of the officers of sal
body , under penalty of having to pay san
again and with the penalty further Impose
by our laws. "
* >
Hot WtiuU ( turn Up ludlini Crnpi.
INDIANAPOLIS , May SI. This has bee
the hottest day of the jenr here. Tt
thermometer registered M in ( he shade i
2 o'c'oclc. The hot winds and burning su
of the past two weeks have severel
blighted urowlni ? crops The rainfall hi
been unusually deficient , being- over elevt
Inches short for the ftato for the fli
months past , and a calamitous condition
rapidly uppronchlne Vc-ectatlon ol s
Hindu Is wlthcrltur.
Tarry Parker , Colored , Killed by Larry
Bohfin , White , Yesterday Aftornooni
Deed Done Quickly on the Sldcwntk nnd
the Stricken I.nd lllccds to Death III n
FCIT Minutes llovvcn Buys Ho
Acted In Self Defense.
Harry Parker , a 10-year-old colored boy ,
tnown In police circles as the "Denver Kid , "
vvaa stabbed and Instantly killed by Larry
Johan , a whlto boy of the same age , yester
day afternoon at 1 30 o'clock. As soon as
the murder was committed the murderer
fled , but was arrested at G o'clock by De
tectives Dempsey , Davis and Donahue , and is
now In the city jail.
The murder was committed on Elevcntli
street , at the east cnJ of the alley betwccr
Capitol avenue and Davenport street , and Ir
lie presence ot a dozen witnesses. So qulckl )
was the deed done that the bystanders hail
not time to Interfere. The murderer dasheJ
up the alley and escaped before they had ever
time to notice particularly his appearance.
Infonmtlon of the murder was Immediate ! )
telephoned to the morgue and the police sta <
tlon Coroner Maul appeared before the boj
explrej. A few minutes later the patro
wagon arrived , but by that time the boy was
deaJ. He roomed at 224 North Eleventl
street , a few doors north of the spot when
the tragedy took place , and he had bcei
dragged as far as the door before he expired
There was only one wound and that waa :
deep and jagged gash , which penetrated tin
laigo artery under the heart.
The murder was the result of a quarrel be
tween the two bojs during ; a game of craps
They were throwing the dice for clgaretti
pictures , nnJ In the course of the game tin
colored boy tried to obtain possession of i
picture that the other boy claimed. Eje
witnesses state that In the course of thi
quarrel both drevv knives , and the colored bo ;
al > o had a cane , which ho used as a weapon
The boys clinched and upon separating , cu
at each other several times. Finally tin
white boy appeared to be getting the bettc
of It , and Parker struck him with the cane
At this moment Bohan lunged forward am
diovo the blade of his knife Into Parker'
breast. Jerking the knife out again he rai
up the alley and disappeared.
Detectives tracked Bohan to his slbter'
hou93 on Chicago street , between Elevent !
and Twelfth street' , where he had been llv
Ing , but there they lost his track. Mean
while a I/and of young negroes had followed
whlto boy , who they thought was the mur
derei , to Florence lake. There they sur
rounded him and threatened to lynch him
but the boy , almost frightened to death , sue
ceedcd In breaking away from the band an
ran to the Union Pacific car shops. Officer
Sullivan and Flsk were sent after him , bu
found that he was not Bohan.
The detectives went to the house of Bohan'
brother , at Seventeenth and Nicholas streets
but failed to find the murderer. Later In th
evening , however , just before G o'clock , the
received Information from one of his rela
lives ( hat the boy wa3 there , and anothc
visit was pal : ) to the place. After a hunt c
several minutes he was discovered crouchln
in a dcrk corner of the garret. lie wa
dragged forth and taken to the police statlor
wherc , the charge of murder' was booke
against him.
The police officials refused to allow n
porters to Interview the prisoner but the
gave out the Information that the boy ha
confessed to the killing , saying that ho did I
In self-defense The knife with which h
claims he committed the deed was found o
his person , and Is a cheap iron-handled al
fair with a short blade. Although eye
witnesses of the nffray ai.J Bohan claim tha
Parker had a knife , none was found on hln
and none was found on the ground where th
murder occurred. If the murdered boy dl
have a knife it must have been carried o
by some of the bj slanders.
Bohan will be 1C years of age In a montl
.la . Is a slim boy , about five feet six Inchc
n height , and weighs In the neighborhood (
120 pounds. He is an orphan , but has thrc
sisters anJ a brother In the clly. Ho hs
borne a good reputation.
The murderol boy came to the city tw
incnths ago with three others from Denve
At the time the police were notified to loc
out for them Of late he had been employe
as a dishwasher On April 24 he had bee
arrested , being charged with trespass , bi
the original charge was larceny , he wit
some other boys having stolen some art
cles from the premises of E citizen ,
The Inquest over the remains of Parki
will be held next Monday.
iliicnh I'elorunn shoot * Anton JMIIOII Uui
In 11 vlri-jjho Over ( > el > : .
Last night shortly before 10 o'clock Jacc
Peterson , n blacksmith working for Iho Ml
sourl Pacific , shot Anton Jensen , a labore
who washes out the boilers of engines fi
the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis & Oh
Omaha railway , In the left leg Just above tl
knee , Inflicting a painful flesh wound. Pete
son was arrested. Jensen was taken to 11
police station , wher the bullet was extract !
and his wound dresed by Dr. Moore. Tl
affray occurred In the Chicago , Minneapol
& Omaha round house. About a year ai
Peterson borrowed an amount of mom
from Jensen , He has paid the maney bac
but at various times has claimed that Jen t
obtained $10 more than was due. Last nlgl
Peterson was called to the round house
do some repairing and to some companlui
charged Jensen with cheating him out
$10 This was reported to Jensen , and afti
Hie Iwo had some words over ihe malte
Jensen attempted to put Peterson out of tl
building The latter drevv a revolver ai
shot Jensen. He attempted to fire nnothi
shot , but Jensen managed to Jerk the v\eap (
from his hand , .
TUllll VLKrjr..t.\I'S 1'JCTUIIE DUtr
St. Joseph Veteran * C nnsldernlily llxcrclsc
liver n Peculiar I.xhliminn.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , May 31. ( Special ) Tl
Grand Army of the Republic pott at Cai
eron will Investigate the action of the po
commander , Craig , who tore down the pi
turo of President Cleveland on Decoratli
day from the walls of a church , A comml
tee had been appointed to decorate the e < '
flee for the services to bo held on th
day and hung a picture of the preside
among those ot the union uuny geneial
When Commander Craig saw the picture
the president ho was enraged and In tl
midst ot the services toio It down. Tl
members ot the post arc divided In oplnlo
as to the act of the post commander ,
large number of them Insisting that 1
should be commended Instead of being en
demned for it. Commander Craig holds th
the picture of the president descciated tl
building and Its surroundings and ictus
to bo sorry for hauling It from the .vail.
forced to 1'iiy the Khir.
CRESTON. la. , May 31. iSpoclal Tel
gram. ) The case against Dr. Ego Terwll
ger and party , who were arrested for viol ;
Ing the state medical lawn , has been pin
tlcally settled , the physicians agreeing
pay the fine.
CnUi Itlcx Will rtKlit AliMrnguit.
SAN JOSE. Costa Rica , May 31. It li t
general opinion here that It will be dllfici
to avoid war with Nicaragua. Public npltil
eeims to favor such a war. Military
ttons continue.
Movement * of detail hti iuer , Muy III
At New York Arrived Kaiser Wllho
III , from Genoa ; Prussia and Cohimb
from Hamburg ,
At Hamburg Arrived Servla , ( rom 13
At Genoa Arrived Werra , from N
Mrs , I.uclla Steven * of Council HluITi n
This morning between 2-30 and 3 o'clock
Mrs. Ltiella Stevens , living on Main street
near Kiel's hotel , in Council Bluffs , shot her
husband twice.
The woman was taken to the police sta
tion and the man to the Woman's Christian
association hospital , wturc he Is dying.
No cause Is known jet. Mrs. Stevens will
not talk and her husband cannot.
LK.IUUK Of ltEl'VltUC.l.\ .
H Selected to Ueprenont Nehrniku nt
the Niitloimt Convention.
LINCOLN , May 31. ( Special Telegram )
The executive committee of the State League
of Republican Clubs met at the Llndell to
night and cleclcd Ihlrty delegates and thirty
nltcrnales to Ihe national convention at
Cleveland , June 19. There were present of
the executive committee Frank M. Collins ,
chairman ; H. M. Waring , secretary ; W. Mor
ton Smith , First dlstr.ct ; J. C Horton , Second
end , J S. Matthews , by W. E. Peebles ,
proxy , Third ; J. M. McDow , S. II Stcele ,
Fourth ; J. C. McNally , J L McBrlne , Fifth ,
and H. M. Grimes , by J. E. Evans , proxy ,
and A. M. Robinson , by W. W. Hasoall ,
proxy , Sixth. The following delegates were
At Large J. Hall Hitchcock , Tecumseh ;
harles J. Green , Omaha ; R. B. Schneider ,
'remont ' , W S. Summers , Lincoln ; \V. E.
ndrevvs , Hastings ; J. N. Paul , St. Paul.
First District O. M. Limbertson , Lincoln ;
11. Stevenson , Lincoln ; A. C. Wright , Elm-
oed ; T J. Majors , Peru ,
Second John L. Webster , Omaha ; Ben S.
alter , Omaha ; A. S Button , South Omaha ;
II Robinson , Omaha
Third William Steufer , West Point ; Brad
i Slaughter , Fullcrton ; N D. Jackson , Ne-
gh , Mcll C Jay , Dakota City.
Fourth L. E Walker , Beatrice ; Charles
. Anderson , Do Witt , E. J. Halner , Aurora ;
ohn W. Barry , Kalrbury.
Fifth F. S Young , Edgar ; C. E. Adams ,
uperlor ; J. A. Piper , Alma ; D. E. McKeeby ,
ted Cloud.
Sixth W. W. Hascall , Ord ; M. T. Kin-
aid. ONclll ; H. M Sullivan , Broken Bow ,
I. D Harris , Ogalalla.
Alternates , the first named alternate-atj
arge- First district J. Charles Mills , E A
tkin on , Fred Woodward , Lincoln ; H. C.
Vortham , Pawnee City ; G. W. Holland ,
alls City
Second D. B Dk'klnson , Tekamah ; C L
lover , Papllllon ; 1) 55 Mummert , Blair ;
B Molkle , T. D Crane , Omaha.
Third A C Abbott , Ponder ; J. A. Pierce ,
Union ; T. L. Matthews , Fremont ; W. H ,
Jucholz , Norfolk , M A. Chantry , Madison
Fourth E. E Good , Wahoo ; John Zlm-
merer , Sevvard ; John Texal , Bruno ; Petei
foungers , Jr , Geneva ; George W , Shrock
Fifth James McNally , Edgar ; L. C. Hop-
ils. Beaver City.
Sixth William Geddcs , Grand Island ; J H
latch , Grand Island.
The ex-olllclo delegates are Hon. John M
hurston , H M. Waring and F. C. Collins.
The committee did not break up Its cxecu
Ivo session until after 11 o'clock p. m.
Icclslon In the Supreme Court on the
Mulct I.nvr.
DES MOINES , May 31. ( Special Tele
gjam. ) In the case of the state ot lovvr
against William Ashort et al , appellants
nd the state of Iowa against Savery Hole
company , appellant , ap'pealcd from the Pdll
district , the decision of the lower court wai
oday alfirmed by the supreme courU Tin
result of the decision , It Is said , will bo t (
close every saloon In Des Molnes , as it i !
believed the saloon men will bo unable t (
show a sufficient number of legal names tt
heir petitions. H is probable a sec-nt
petition will bo circulated Immediately , am
It Is very probable that a sufil
clent number of names can bi
obtained. The action was to cnjonl ;
iquor nulsanco under the mulct law 01
ho ground of the Insufficiency of the pe <
Ition The main contention was as to tin
July of the auditor in receiving and fillni
'he statement of consent. The supienn
: ourt holds that the filing by the counts
auditor of the statement of consent as pro
rtded by section 17 of the mulct law did no
make It valid or decide in any manner as ti
'ts sufficiency. The court holds that tin
finding as to the sufficiency o
signatures of such a pctltloi
does not devolve on the auditor any mor
than on any other person. Ho Is merely re
Iti'red ' to file the petition for record if It ap
pears on Its face to bo what It purports I
be. No other point is raised or decided ,
This sends the case down to the cour
below with the burden of proof on the dc
'endants to show the sufficiency of the petl
Ion , The supreme court was unanimous ii
affirming Judge Spurrier's decision. Judg
Klnne , however , still holding to his oplnloi
that the law was unconstitutional.
i'ulaco Car Cnm\mnr \ Seclc to Ilrcnvci
8700,000 n < Ihimiiton.
CHICAGO , Mny 31-The suit of the Pull
mnn Palace Car company ngalnst the Mil
waukco for fTOO.OCO came up before Judg
Seaman In the United States court thl
morning. In 1SS2 the two companies en
tcred Into a flfteen-iear contract , whlc
the road was privileged to end nt theij ,
plratlon of five , eight or eleven > iurs Th
rallioad furnlphed SJOO.OOO and the Pullira
company $100.000 for thu building nnd o-juir
ment of forty-live parloi and bleeping c.u
to be run on the loud. The Pullman COT
p.inj vvua to tuko chaiyo of the opoiullo
of the ears und each > ear icnJjr an nc
counting nnd iniiKu n dl\llon ot t'Kpiofit '
nciordlng to the Interest of each. Th
contract pioMded that ut the end of llvi
eirfht or eleven je.irtt the inllroad coul
pny the Pullman company the Bum of tlOO ,
OOu nnd become solo owner of the c irs un
the 1-01 vice At the expltatlan of the
yenrs In 1S90 , the tallroud gave iintieo to ih
Pullman company of its uitunMoti to bu
out the latter. The Pullman comian
claimed $101,000 for their fouitli Inteieat , an
the rnllroad insisted on deducting hcver'
thousand dellars for damages to the ca'i
This was not allowed , iind now the Pul
limn company Is suIiiB for } 7UWK ) ) dair
ages , the St. 1'iiul rorul being willlni , t
coinpiomlFe for oiic-fcniiteonth : f lu-t mn
In addition to the Milt now on trial , ihcr
li one by the rallrcnd comiMDY iiKiilns
the Pullman company pending' on tli
chancery docket , iihklng for nn older con
polling- the Pullman < jinimi \ to urder n
accounting for iho expenses of operatic
dtirlnff the eight y uri II at iho < 'onti (
was In foice The h aim. ; of the "ucu wl
piobably take a vvcolc or mor\
VVrr tlliie vvllli Tnri i > nti ee ,
CHICAGO , May 31. The executive oflc ! < ]
of the westcin roads vvieslled vvllh tli
question of percentages today. 'Ihry wii
unable to reach a conclusion , but dlde
to leave the nuitur to aibltmtlon , It tl
directors of the Missouri Puclllc would ni
thorize the iigents of their lines to sett
the trouble In. that manner. The im-etln
tomorrow will tnko up the question of n'ti
and tr.ifllo vlu Onmha.
* < nhimril lioytiili Omn Intern Up.
MACON' , Ga. , May 31The PonU.aul A
Line boycott cube vvns again taken up b <
f < --rc United States Judge Sn r in thin ell
today Two short sessions of llin couit v\e
held , eaih time on adjournment being tuK <
to allow tli ii judge nnd nUnrnttyH < D bol
sides to hold a fcecret constitution. It
piobuble Unit pome kind of a compromli
may be made.
I runnrniitliientiil l.lntM < IUo It Up.
CHICAGO , May 31- The trunscontlnent
lines hu ve abandoned their attempt to foi
( t paHtcngur association. Today U wn a
pounced yhuSild there not be u satlsduto
attendance ut the meeting , whlea vv
scheduled for June 3 , Iho meeting would 1
Indeilnltc-ly adjourned.
Snti.lllll Uill lln hMi
NEW YORK , May SI. A Boston dlpU
htatcs that T. Jefferson Ooolldue , Jr , of t
New England railway reorganization cci
mltteo s > as the sub-bill passed by t
Ith de Island legislature on Wednesday w
entirely satisfactory in every way to I
reorganization committee ,
Great Downpour in Nebraska is Not Yo >
Sinnll Ornln Will llo Moro Tlinii Half l
Crop Ulillo Corn Mill Ulvo Among
the Urn\lmt YleliU In the
Mute's Illntory.
Tor more than forty-eight liours rnln lm
fallen In Nebraska , continuing through lust
night. From three to IHo Inches nro re
ported from every comity. It was the heav
iest general rain In Nebraska Hinco 1S92 , ,
according to the best authorities. Much
corn that would not otherwise hnvo bcciv
plnnteil Is now being put In. The general
estimate Is that small gratu will bo more *
than halt a crop , while the corn crop will
bo the best In the state's history.
I'LiATSMOUTII , Neb. , May 31. ( Special
Telegram ) Cans county secured a good
rain late yctcrilay afternoon , anil the crop
outlook Is decidedly Improved. Farmers report -
port that snmll grain has a good prospect.
Corn \\as not far enough advanced to suffer
any danmgo during the recent hot winds ,
and } C8tcrday's rain has scncd to glvo a.
splendid Impetus Everybody and particu
larly fanners and merchants feel jubilant
ovoi the prospects.
COOK , Neb , May 31 ( Special Telegram. ) .
A hc.ivy rain passed o\er this vicinity
jesterday evening , greatly recuperating ;
wheat and oat crops , which will Inuuro a.
fair yield this season. Corn never looked
C1IADRON , Neb , May 31 ( Special Telo-
gram. ) A soaking rain fell throughout this ,
entire section yesterday and from C until
12 p. in It was a perfect downpour , such
as this county has not experienced In stv-
eral years. The crops \\lll all bo greatly
benefited , and the hearts of all are corre
spondingly elated.
DECATUR , Neb. , May 31. ( Special. )
One of those great , old-time , famous Ne
braska tains Is now falling , and the smiling
faces of the farmers and citizens denote-
their faith in the crop producing clement.
FORT CALHOUN , Neb , May 31 ( Spe
cal ) Yesterday it began raining and last
night there was a nice shower.
HENDLEY , Neb , May 31 ( Special ) The ,
farmers of this locality are Jubllint over the
heavy ralii' , which began falling lust evonlngr
and continued most of night and today. .
It c.imo In time to sine the corn crop , ulilch
IP now almost guaranteed to bo the largest
cron ever lals J In Furnas county.
MINDEN , Neb , May 31. ( Special-Slnco )
5 o'clock justerday Mlnden has liad over four
and one-half inches of rain , the largest fall
or eight tears.
BERTRAM ) , Neb , May 31 ( Special. )
'his section has been fa\ored within the
ast twenty-four hours with the heaviest rain
luco IS'll. , and the prospects for bountiful
reps \\ere ue\er better1 at this time of year.
HOLSTEIN , Neb , May 31. ( Special. ) It
allied fully three Inches ? hero laat nlidit , and
liero was another hard rain today. Every-
ilng Is soaked. Thin Is the best rain that
as vUltcd these parts since the spring ot ;
h02. Oats will make a good two-third *
r ° PCornvvas not injured by the dry
enthcr. * " " " ' * " " -
WAUNETA , Neb. . Mny 31. ( Special. ) At
o'clock josterday a heavy rain sot In , which
intlnucd until noon today , during which tlmo
lie streets and all low land was completely
nundated , and all upland fields are noalceit
o a depth of eight to twclvo inches. This.
s the heaviest rain that has passed over thla
ocallty for the past two ican" . While noma
f the early sown wheat is badly Injured by
lie dtouth , with the proper amount of rain-
all from this on many fields will muke a ,
air crop , and corn and oats will be line ,
'respects for more rain is good , anJ cvery-
ody Is jubilant.
FAIRFIELD , Neb , May 31. ( Special. )
L mild rain sot In about midnight und has
ontlnued at intervals during the da > Prob-
bly one-half an Inch of water has fallen , and
here Is a fair piosnect of more tonight.
FREMONT , May 31. ( Special ) . There vvaa
light ahowcr here jc terday afternoon , fol-
owed by heavier shower1) during the evening
nd night , fully three-fourths of an Inch
f rain falling. It will bring out Bomo of the
icldt ! of tinill grain , but a great deal of that
n the higher lands was bejoml help Cora
vas standing the droutlt all right , but tha
aln will bring It forward rapidly. The
jcet raisers lm\c commenced thinning and
\eedlng beetp , and carryalls are being run ,
o the fields to carry out the help. A good
nany chlldicn are being employed ,
SCI1UYLER , Neb. , May 31. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Haln fell foi the last two day * , end-
ng thla morning , aggregating ono and forty-
hundredthB niches. Condition' of. crops so
iiuch changed that there Is now little thought
if the discouragement that was felt but A fuw
lays since.
VIHGINIA , Neb. , May 31. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Thursday's rain left about one Inch ,
of water on the giound. It will make oats.
Join was not sulfcrlng. but tlih > rain will
irlng It along in good shape. Rye Is broken
somewhat on account of wind. The long
aces that were prevalent hero the llrt of tha
\cck have changed to great big grins.
ELSIE , Neb , May 31. ( Special Telegram. >
Perkins county lias just been visited by tha
test rain that has fallen here for the past
three yea is. Haln commenced fulling tester-
day morning ut 2 o'clock and continued
steadily for fourteen hour * There will ba
ut least two-thirds of a crop of mnnll grain
and a full crop of corn. The rainfall was
at le.ifct three Inches and the people are
ELWOOD Neb. , May 31.Special Tclo-
! ram. ) A total of 285 Inches of rain .by
.ho government guago has fallen In thla
county In the past twenty-four hours. Wheat
and oats teem to be recovering Horn the
effncts of the drouth and promise afalr crop.
Corn was not damaged and never wcra
inspects better for n booming ciop ,
FAIRMONT , Ncli. , May 31. ( Special. )
Thh place was tnatcd to an Inch of rain ,
yesterday afteinoon and last night , with a
; oed prospect of more todiy.
OSCEOLA , Neb , May 31 ( Special. ) Polk
county had a grand rain yesterday ,
CRKIGI1TON. Nob. , May 31. ( apeclal. )
ThlH section was visited by another heavy
rain yesterday afternoon and last nluht. The
ground Is thoroughly wet to a depth of ono
toot. The sky Is perfectfy clear today and a
strnni ; southeast wind Is blowing , ,
SHELBY , Neb , , May 31. ( Special. ) The
heaviest rain for two years fell yesterday ;
afternoon and evening , there being fully end
and one-h ilf Inches.
GOTHENIlUllO , Neb. , May 31 ( Special. ?
During the last forty-eight hours a llttlo
more , than two Inches of rain ! aj fallen
throughout this section mid Is just In tlmo to
save the late sowing of the small grain
crop.WESTERN. . Neb. , May 31. ( Special , )
I'lno showers of rain here > e terd.iy and last
night have caused growing crept and grass to
revive. The oits will need more rain and a
hard wind which has blown from the south
today will surely bring It.
sntl'IilSE , Neb. , May 31 , ( Sroclal.- .
The long drouth was broken lost evening by ,
a good shower. About ono and a quarter
Inches of water fell. The Dluo river has
raised several feet this morning , which In *
dlcaten good rains to the west , Farmerd
are feeling more hopeful , and , with favora *
hie weather , thcro Is no reat > on why thejj
should not get a KOOI ! crop. Oats , corn ,
rye , alfalfa and and pasture will bo great ! ) )
benefited by the rain.
8TOCKIIAM , Neb. , May 31 , ( Special. )
This hcctlon yesterday lece-lvcd a vplcndlc )
tain , soaking the ground to a Rood depth.
The rain , beginning Wednesday night anil
continuing most ol Thursday , has changed
the faro of imtiiie.
TJUJNTON. Neb. , May 31. ( Special ) ThliJ
portion ot the state can boast today of th < J
heaviest rain known Blnce 1801 , A steady
douinioiir began sboitly after midniKht Is (
night from the northeast and cottlnufd wilt
ecai < ' ! > a incMicntary Interrurtlun almoq
clever. Iiouro Ilio i.uct amuunt of the ralq