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F. M. & E. M. K1MMKIX , Pubs. McCOOK , : ' i i iNEB STATE CONDENSATIONS. The sheriff of Johnson county has just overhauled * thief who stole three mules in that county last November and getaway away with them. lie was caught some where In northwestern Iowa , where helwas quietly living off the bounty of relatives. He had sold two of the mules and one of them had died. An attempt was made at Lincoln a few nights ago to chloroform Judge Mason , the Intention , no doubt , being robbery. It was discovered that chloroform In consid erable quantities had been thrown Into his room through a screen , the window being up and the blinds open. Luckily , the Judge was not in town on the evening named and his room and bed ware empty , otherwise the scheme of the villains might have proved serious. Major Sweet , inspecting officer of the Nebraska National Guards completed his inspection of Company "C"'at Beatrice last week. As usual , says the Beatrice Ex press , the company was found to be in bet ter condition and better drilled by far , than the majority of the companies of the icgi- ment. ment.A A company of the Nebraska "state militia has teen raised in Falls City through the exertion of N. B. McPherson. They elected the following officers : Captain. II. A. Wherry ; 1st Lieutenant , Frank Elliott ; 2d Lieutenant , E. E , Mettz ; Orderly ser geant , B. F. Story ; 1st duty sergeant , J. L. Dalby ; 2d duty sergeant , N. B. ifc- Pherson ; 3d duty sergeant , Dr. Randall ; 4th duty sergeant , Ed Minnlck ; Commis sary sergeant , B. C. Mettz. The original oldest inhabitant , says the Journal , was loose in Lincoln yesterday , and hailed from some where in the region to the westward of Grand Island. He has been In Nebraska for thirty years and yes terday was the first time he ever "sot eyes on them thar street keers. " He was where Lincoln now stands when the territory hercoindcr and hereabouts was the home of the wild elk , the buffalo and the Indian buck and buckess. At Orleans the other day a large iron safe , supposed to be both burglar and fire-proof , In the general merchandise store of Dale Bros. , of that place , was blown open and the contents , amounting to $150 in money and some papers , were stolen. The robbery was not discovered until morn ing , when scouts were sent all over the country. Soon two men were arrested near Holdrege , who proved to.be the right men , the money and papers being found in their possession. They were taken to Orleans and locked up. Regarding crops , reports from Beaver City say the acreage of corn is not material ly changed from last year. Owing to the wet weather , planting is later , but is now about completed. What corn is up is lookIng - Ing very well and growing nicely. Scarcely any has rotted , and the stand is even and good. With continued good rains no doubt the crop will be larger than ever before. Rev. F. F. Teeter , of Brownville , and Mr. Huckins , of Nebraska City , have just closed a series of very successful temper ance meetings at Tecumseh. Nearly a hundred railway conductors from points as far east as Boone , Iowa , and representing the roads centering in Omaha , met in the latter city last week to forma division of their brotherhood. A division which will be No. 120 of the United States and Canada , was formed with twenty-five charter members. About four hundred excursionists from Grand Island and vicinity , made the first trip into Omaha over the B. & M. railway on the 9th. The"y were enthusiastic over the ride and the route , the west end of which , from Aurora to Grand Island , is the new exten sion of the road just finished and which the excursion was given to open. A Swede riamed Olsen , freh from the cow pastures of Wyoming , was confi- denced out of $400 by two sharpers in Omaha a few days ago. The racket was worked by the "bogus check" plan. It was for $850 , drawn by Munroe & Co. , on the First National Bank of Omaha , and payable to the order of J. C. Crawford & Son. Would Mr. Olsen lend them $400 , and the check as security until the bank opened ? Of course he would , and did. The money was handed over , andj excusing themselves , the two thieves stepped into the bar room to ' 'sign a receipt" . " Olsen has been looking for them and his money since , without success. An Omaha young man who was "held up" by a robber , after surrender ing all his wealth drew a revolver and fired at the retreating thief , who dropped a stolen watch but held onto the cash. It is supposed the shot took effect , but with what result is not known. When the excursion train from Grand Island to Lincoln was passing through Seward - ard , " a man by the name of Stewart , want ing to stop at home , and as he did not see the conductor to stop the train , jumped and was found with his skull cracked and face badly disfigured and several bad bruises. His injuries are serious and may prove fatal. One Legnard , of Chicago , the gov ernment officials claim , has been guilty of frauds in trying to gobble up more land in Brown county than the government pre sumes one man has the right to take out of Uncle Sam's domain. It is claimed that by fraudulent entries , by hiring men to prove up on land on which they had never resided and on which they had no improvements , and by other crooked means , Legnard sought to obtain possession of about 4.000 acres of land. Workmen engaged in excavating the race at the new mill in Wakefield unearthed an old-fashioned revolver of antique type , the relic of some remote generation , about three feet below the surface. Not far dis tant were the bones of a horse. The re volver was wrapped up in a handkerchief , and had evidently been secreted there. What the motive was , and why it was never reclaimed , will probably never be known. The question of organizing an agri cultural society at Ainsworth , the county seat of Brown county * is being agitated. A very severe accident happened , , last week to the 7-year old daughter of Mr. Carnes , living 3X miles east of Long Pine. The child was leading a horse into the barn , when the animal turned and kicked , hitting the girl full in the face , breaking the cheekbones and cutting the flesh in a fearful manner. J. W. Pearman , the nursery man , of Nebraska City , has genereusly presented an evergreen for every soldier's erave in Syra cuse , with the promise to make good an other year all that do not make a live of it. Rev. O'Neill , of Pawnee City , was recently the victim of a runaway , being consideratly hurt about the head and shoulders. 'The vehicle was utterly ruined. Thirty-two tramps were dislodged from a B. &M. box carat Louisville one evening lately. Subsequently some of them became abusive , but were promptly quelled by Mr. Hull and his boarders. The Ewing Item says there are fre- auent complaints of the slack manner in which the mails are carried on the star _ routes leading out of that place. While the schedule provides for three mails a week on the Knoxville and Little routes , often not more than one trip is made , and in short a don't-care-damntiveness seems to inflict the entire management. The four-year-old son of Mr. Noah Magce , of Malneland , Cass county , was loft for a few momenta to hold his father's team , when the animals , seeming to take in the situation , 'were soon spinning across the country at a rapid gait , the parents of the boy meanwhile watching the team in a fearful state of trepidation , lest their child should be thrown from the wagon and killed. After running about two miles the team was slopped , when the little fellow was discovered seated in the bottom of the wagon box , holding onto the lines , and , with the exception of a lively shakimr up , was not in the least hurt. Postoffice changes in Nebraska dur ing the week ending June 7,1884 : Estab lished Lattin , Brown county , Wm. H. Lattin postmaster ; Sizer , Holt county , Ruben Sizer postmaster. Name changed Clark Creek , Saunders county , to Yutan. A Johnson county farmer who had a cow which no one could milk found that he could make her profitable to suckle calves , which were very high priced that season. Her own calf sold for $15. Then another was left her to rear , and brought $12. Dur ing the season the farmer sold $65 worth of calves reared on this kicking cow , fed her a few dollars worth of meal and turned her off for beef the following winter. A trip over a portion of Saline county by a representive of the Dorchester Star re vealed the fact that the farmers were pro gressing finely with their work , and not withstanding their wont has been greatly retarded with wet weather they are san guine of good crops. A great many farmers who planted corn before the cold rains , were compelled to replant. The oat crop is look ing well. The grass on the prairie is grow ing rapidly , and all stock is doing finely. An Omaha Republican reporter called upon representatives of both the U. P. andB. &M. lines to Inquire what , if any , foundation there was for the rumor that those roads were secretly cutting rates In the passenger and freight departments of each. The officials knew nothing of the assertion. Henry White , in the employ of a far mer in Nemaha county , concluded to quit work. That was all right , but when he left he feloniously took two suits of clothes and a quantity of money. He was overhauled at Nebra&ka City. Mr. Cliffton , residing near Clark , was out in the field plowing. His family noticing that the team stood an unusual length of time in one place , and on going to see what was the matter , found Mr. Cliff- ton lying across the plow , dead. The trou ble was doubtless heart disease. The Beaver City Times says : Since our last isue Mr. Severn Moore has brought to our office the petrified specimen of which we made mention last week. It is a well preserved specimen of the head and spinal column of some animal of the cat tribe. The head is about four and a half inches long the bone petrified and the teeth per fect , but turned to a kind of crystal sub stance. Withal , it Is a well preserved spec imen to be taken from ninety feet below the surface. The Valentine Reporter would like to know how much longer they are going to allow miscreants to ride rough-shod over them. Nighfafter night disturbers of the peace continue to discharge firearms in the village in violation of ordinances , to the great annoyance of citizens and the dis credit of the town. It is suggested that a subscription fund if the matter can be reached in no other way be raised with which to employ a special police force to watch these law-breaking scoundrels and see that they are brought to justice. On the 12th an unknown man , tick eted for Denver , got off the train at Arapahoe - ahoe , walked about a mile east on the track and shot himself. The depot at Dakota City was bur glarized on the 12th. The entrance was made through the window. About six dollars lars in money , besides some express mat ter , was carried off. Jackson , in Dakota'county , had an other cutting affray last Sunday. Pat De- loughery received two terrible gashes , one in the arm and the other along the breast. No arrests. The Madison band will stay at home on the Fourth and play for their own citi zens , receiving $85 therefor. Stanton of fered them $150 for their seivices. The Valentine Reporter says news reached that place last Saturday that an other Indian had been killed at the Spotted Tail agency. The Reporter did not learn the name of the unfortunate nor any of the particulars further than that the killing was the result of a dispute between two blood thirsty braves. Some twenty-five of the soldiers in and around Ewing have signed an applica tion for a charter to organize a post of the G. A. B. at that place. In conversation with farmers , the Ewing Item learns that both the small grain and corn crops are doing finely. Contrary to general expectation but little of the corn has had to be replanted , and , though kept somewhat back by the cool weathei in the beginning , is now coming on well. One farmer south of the river where the greatest apprehension for corn was felt says it even looks better than anywhere else he has been. been.Rev. Rev. Mr. Worthirierton , of Detroit , whom th council of the diocese of Ne braska recently selected to succeed the late Bishop Clarkson as bishop of this diocese , declines the place in a brief letter as fol lows : "After prayerful considerations of my obligations here and in Nebraska , I am forced to decline the election to the Episco pate. Will write. " This leaves the posi tion of the successor of Bishop Clarkson in the same condition in which it was at the time of the assembling of the council. There is nothing now to be done except to again call the council together andliave the work of selecting another gentleman car ried out. Is is beyond the province of the council to appoint a bishop , and it is yet problematical upon whom their next choice shall fall. The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad will make on July 3rd and 4th half rates between all stations on their line not over two hundred miles apart in order to enable parties living along the line to take part in Fourth of July celebrations at other points. Blaine to Take the Stump. A dispatch indicates that Mr. Blaine will visit New York on June 26th to be pres ent at the organization of the republican national committee , which will meet on that day at the Fifth Avenue hotel. Thus far only two names are mentioned in connec tion with the chairmanship , viz. , ex-Sena tor J. B. Chaffee , of Colorado , and ex- Congressman Stephen B. Elkins , of New York , formerly of New Mexico. After the meeting of the committee Mr. Blaine will take a trip over the West Virginia road , of which he is a director. This will be a tour of inspection of all the directors , which was planned several months ago , and while it will probably be regarded as a political movement , has really no such significance , unless Mr. Blaine should be induced to make a few speeches there. After his West Virginia trip Mr. Blaine will spend a few days at Deer Park , Md. , before entering upon the work of the campaign. His friends say it is more than probable he will take the stump inTVest Virginia , Ohio , New York , Connecticut , Massachusetts and In diana. Chamberlain's Colic , Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is the boss , I don't want to be without it. A. S. THOMPSON , Druggist , Kenesau , Neb. Sold at 25 and 50 cents per bottle by all druggists. There are now 800 female physicians in the United States. THE AFFAIRS OF STATE. Final Vote in the Senate on the Consular and Diplo matic Bill. A Resolution in the House Provid ing for Final Adjournment June 30th. A Message from the President The * Nicaragua Bill Miscellaneous Washington Matters. CONGRESSIONAL. SENATE. MONDAY , June 9. Mr. Allison , from the committee on appropriations , reported the consular and diplomatic appropria tions bill with amendments. The Mexican pension bill was taken up. Mr. Hoar's amendment providing pen sions for soldiers who fought in the late war for suppression of the rebellion was laid on the table yeas 25 , nays 15. Several other amendments were offered and laid on the table , and further consideration - ' ation went over till to-morrow. HOUSE. The republican side of the house was reinforced this morning by a number from the Chicago convention. Bills were introduced and the house went into committee of the whole on the river and harbor bill. Mr. O'Neil ( Mo. ) favored a liberal ap propriation for the improvement of the Mississippi river. Mr. Blanchard spoke in support of the bill and in advocacy of the Hennepin canal project. The general debate then closed , and with out action the committee rose. Recess was taken till 8 o'clock p. m. At the evening session of the house num erous amendments increasing the appro priations for the various improvements of rivers and harbors were offered and voted down. , After completing the consideration of six of the forty-seven pages of the bill the com mittee rose and the house soon adjourned. SENATE : . TUESDAY , June 10. Consideration of the Mexican pension bill was resumed * Amendments offered by Harrison intend ed to limit beneficiaries of the bill to those who had seen service were laid on the table yeas 23 , nays 20. The pension bill was then displaced by the regular order ( Utah bill ) , which was informally laid aside to admit considera tion of the consular and diplomatic appro priation bill. Allison explained that the amendment proposed by the senate committee on appro priations added $500,000 to the bill as it came from the house. The house had ap propriated $500,000 less than the appropria tion last year. . The amendments proposed by the senate committee were agreed to , except the provision appropriating $250,000 to meet the expenses attendant upon the execution of the neutrality act. HOUSE. On motion the chairman of the committee on ways and means reportedthe concurrent resolution providing for the final adjourn ment of congress on Monday , June SOth , at 8 p. m. , which was adopted without divi sion. * " Payson , from the committee on public lands , reported the bill forfeiting a part of certain lands granted Iowa to aid in the construction of railroads in that state. Senate amendments to the District of Columbia appropriation bill were non-con curred in. The house then took a recess till 8 o'clock. At the evening session the house debated the bill directing the secretary of the inte rior to obtain from the Bed Lake Chippewa Indians a relinquishment of their title to the Bed Lake reservation in Minnesota. Without action the house adjourned. SENATE. WEDNESDAY , June 10. A secret leg islative session was had on the item in the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill appropriating $250,000 to cover the ex penses attendant upon the execution of the neutrality act. "When the doors were re opened all the amendments except one , pro viding an appropriation of $250,000 , were agreed to substantially as reported by the senate committee on appropriations. "When the chair was about to put the question on this item , Mr. Vest said : "It is due to the country and the senate that the committee on appropriations should state why this enormous sum is asked and what its purpose really and honestly is. I call upon the chairman of the committee testate state the real purpose of this appropria tion. " The ' 'shall the bill " question , pass , was then put. On this the yeas and nays we-1 called for by Vance. The result was , b4 yeas , 1 nay ( Vance ) , no quorum voting. Messrs. Vest , Jones and Van Wyck were paired with absent senators , but announced if they had not been paired they would have voted against the bill. The two last named senators because of the way in which it was attempted to pass the bill. HOUSE. The senate bill was passed extend ing the time to commence laying the new Atlantic cable. The house then went into committee of the whole on the rive ; and harbor bill. Mr. Maybury called the attention of the committee to the necessity of prosecuting to completion the work of improving the De troit river but was unsuccessful in his effort to have the appropriation for that river raised from$100,000 to $227,000. Mr. Holman moved to strike out the Hennepin canal clause. Lost 92 to 94. Mr. Cosgrove moved to increase from $500,000 to $850,000 the appropriation for the improvement of the Missouri from its mouth to Sioux City. Lost. Under instructions from the committee on rivers and harbors , Mr. "Willis offered an amendment appropriating $750,000 for completing surveys of the Mississippi river between the head passes and the head wa ters , and for making additional surveys of the river and tributaries. Adopted. SENATE. THURSDAY , June 12. The senate took a final vote on the consular and diplo matic appropriation bill and the bill was passed 38 yeas. 2 nays ( Vance and Van Wyck ) . The bill as passed is almost pre cisely as reported from the committee on appropriations making an addition of $800- 000 to the bill as reported from the house. The Mexican pensions bill was then taken Mr. Van "Wyck moved as an amendment the bill some time since reported from the pension committee by Mr. Cullom to pro vide pensions for invalid soldiers of the army or navy who had been discharged after three months in the war of the rebellion and for widows and dependent parents of deceased pensioners. Mr. Slater did not think anybody could measure the expense that would be incurred if the bill became a law with the proposed amendments. There would doubtless be 500,000 names added to the pension list. Since thid bill had been re ported from the committee a voice had come from Chicago commanding arrears of pen sions to be paid , and that would add prob ably 250,000 more names to the rolls. Without reaching conclusion on the mat ter the senate adjourned. HOUSE. The house went into committee of whole ( Cox , of New York , in the chair ) on the river and harbor appropriation bill. On motion of Mr. O'Neill , an amend ment was adopted providing that hereafter all purchases of supplies and materials shall be made by contract after advertise ment. The appropriation for Ice harbor , on the Muskingum river , was increased from $20- 000 to $30,000. Mr. Oates moved to strike out the Henno pin canal clause. Mr. Willis said that upon consulting with all members of the committee on rivers and harbors except two , and at their instance , he had determined to allow a separate vote on the canal project , Mr. Henderson , of 111. , expressed sur prise at the course pursued by Mr. Willis. For one , he had not consented that that course should be followed. Mr. Murphy said , as another member of the same committee , he had not been con sulted. The motion to strike out was agreed to yeas 146 , nays 122. Mr. Murphy then moved to lay the bill and pending amendments on the table. The motion was lost yeas 97 , nays 156. The bill was then passed yeas 156 , nays 1U4. SENATE. FRIDAY , June 13. The senate passed the house bill , providing for the payment of the Fourth of July claims. During the sub sequent proceedings it was discovered that no quorum was present. Adjourned till Monday. UOUSE. Senate amendments to the consular and diplomatic appropriation bill and to the pen sion appropriation bill were non-curred in. Mr. Prior then took the floor on the elec toral count bill. At the conclusion of Mr. Prior's speech Mr. Townshend , of 111. , submitted the conference report on the postoffice appro priation bill. The report was adopted as far as the items are concerned upon which agreement had been arrived at. Mr. Herr moved that the house recede from its disagreement to the amendment increasing from $3,600,000 to $4,000,000 the appropriation for pay of letter carriers. Carried 151 to 52. The senate amendment increasing from $1,700,000 to $2,700,000 the appropriation for mail transportation on railroads was con sidered in connection with the amendment striking out the clause .reducing five per cent , the compensation to railways for mail transportation and providing that land grant roads and subsidy roads shall receive only 50 per cent , of the compensation al lowed to other roads. The house , on motion of Mr. Holman , in sisted on its disagreement to the amend ments. Without acting on the amendment providing an appropriation of $185,000 for postal facilities , or upon the amendment increasing the appropriation for railway postoffice clerks , the house took a recess till 8 o'clock , the evening session to be for the consideration of pension bills. The house , at the evening session , passed seventy-six pension bills and adjourned. HOUSE. SATURDAY , June 14. The house re Burned consideration of amendments In dis pute between the two houses upon the post- office appropriation bill , the pending amendment being that incorporated by the senate appropriating $185,000 for special mail facilities on the trunk lines. Mr. Herr moved that the house recede from its disagreement to the amendment and agree to the amendment increasing the appropriation to $250,000. Upon this mo tion a long debate ensued. Finally Mr. Horr's motion was agreed to yeas 126 , nays 79. Mr. Hoar moved that the house concur in the remaining amendment increasing from $1,000COO to $4,300,000 the appro priation tor railway postoffice clerks. After debate the motion was lost yeas 94 , nays 119. 119.Mr. Mr. Thompson called up for discussion and action various bills previously reported from the committee on Pacific railroads. The first bill considered was one requir ing the Pacific railroad companies to ay the cost of conveying , surveying and select ing lands granted to and earned by these companies. CAPITAL TOPICS. THE JUNE CROP REPORT. The June crop report of the agricul tural depoartment shows an increase in the area of spring wheat of nearly 900,000 acres , or 9 per cent , and the condition averages 101. The condition of winter wheat con tinues at the high average of 93 , against 94 a month ago. The increase in the area of oats is 4 per cent. The average of rye has advanced from 96 to 97. The barley aver age has fallen from 101 to 98. ITHE NEW ORLEANS EXPOSITION. The president sent to the senate a message suggesting the propriety of con gress appropriating $588,000 for the pur pose of making a complete and harmonious selection of exhibits on behalf of the gov ernment for the New Orleans exposition. The message was referred to the committee on appropriations. The president points out now the exposition will break down the barriers which still separate us from the republics of South America , whose productions - ' tions are so entirely a compliment to our own. THE NICARAUGUA CANAL. The concessions from Nicaraugua which Secretary Frelinghuysen wishes to secure for this government are understood to be those made three or four years ago for the inter-oceanic canal project , in which General Grant , Governor Morton , S. L. M. Barlow , Captain Pnelps and others in this country , together with some people of influence in Nicaraugua were interested. The time within which the work was to be begun has nearly elapsed , and whether the secretary proposes to purchase the right of the original granteas or to secure an exten sion of time , or both , -with the money asked for cannot yet be learned. REPORTED ADVERSELY. The treaty which has been under consideration in the senate committee on foreign relations providing for an interna tional copyright and patent system , and which has already been ratified and promul gated by twenty-four governments , was re ported adversely by the committee to the senate , and after a brief discussion reject ed. THE FAPPROPRIATION BILL. Senator Vest submitted an amend ment to the legislative appropriation bill to provide that no money shall be paid out of the treasury or from any public fund for printing in the Congressional Record any speech which has not been actually spoken or delivered in the senate or the house. A Million and a Half in Monuments. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Sixteen of the statues erected at gov ernment expense in different parts of Washington have cost § 550,000 , and it is probable that the Washington monument ment , on which work is now progress ing , will add $1,000,000 to the total. Chief Justice Marshall's bronze statue , recently unveiled , cost $40,000 ; Green- ough's Washington , at the front of the Capitol , cost § 43,000 ; and the two statues facing it $24,000 each ; the naval monument , on Pennsylvania avenue , $25,000 ; the statue of Freedom , on the Capitol dome , $23,000 ; the Emancipa tion group , $17,000 ; Gen. McPherson's statue , $15,000 ; Admiral Farragut's , . $20,000 ; Gen. Scott's , $73,000 ; Gen. Thomas' , $65,000 ; Andrew Jackson's , $50,000 ; Gen. Greene's , $50 000 ; Gen. Rawlins1 , $10,000 , and $50,000 for the equestrian statue of Washington. THE COUNTRY OVER. Disastrous Accident on the Camden Road in Penn sylvania. Several of an Excursion Party Killed and Others More or Less Injured. Condition of the Growing Grain Mat ters Political Affairs in the Old World. NEWS NOTES. General James Watson Webb died at New York on the 8th. Judge Cox , of Washington , on the ground of adultery , granted a divorce , with alimony at $100 per month , to Helen M. Carroll ( nee Bennett ) from Gen. Samuel S Carroll , United States army ( retired ) . The custody of the children i * given defendant. The city of Cuzco was taken on the 18th ultimo by Caceres , the prefect and other government officials being made pris oners. The Indians taken by Prefect Mas , of Junius , during the encounter at Valca- bambs , were tried and instantly shot. The Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph company has reduced rates from Chicago and St. Louis to New York , Philadelphia , Baltimore and Washington to forty cents per message. The residence of Alexander Carroll , twenty miles from Ottawa , was burned by lightning. Four children perished. Gen. Abe Buford , of Kentucky , sui cided at Danville , Ind. , on the 9th , at the residence of his nephew , Ben ] . E. Buford. He retired to his room just after breakfast and had been there but a short time when the report of a revolver was heard and he was found In a dying condition , having shot himself in the Jiead. He died without a struggle. Two" statements are made , stat ing that financial misfortunes and the death of his family and trouble with his brother , Tom Buford , who killed Judge Elliott , were the causes of the act. Henry C. Work , the noted song writer and composer , died at Hartford , Conn. , of heart disease. "Marching " " Grandfather's Through Georgia , "My Clock' ' and "Dear Father , Come Home With Me Now" were written by him. Last week the wife of a farmer named Enicka , living near Hermantown , Minn. , went to a neighbor's for milk. Not returning , search was made and continued several hours , when the woman's body was found most horribly mutilated. She had been outraged , then shot twice in the head and thrown across a log and her bow els cut open , portions of her flesh cut off and thrown aside and other nameless atroc ities committed upon the remains. The community is thoroughly aroused. The Giant Powder company's maga zine , containing 10,000 pounds of tonite powder , located three and one-half miles east of Denver , exploded with terrific force on the 10th. A large number of plate glass fronts in the business portion of Denver were wrecked. A new farm house 300 yards distant was completely demolished. The occupants miraculously escaped injury. Hardin Coons , living near Jackson ville , 111. , suicided by hanging. Grief over the recent death of his wife was the cause. The magnificent Union depot at St. Paul , Minn. , was destroyed by fire on the 10th. Loss , $200,000. General Manager Potter , of the Bur lington road , denies the truth of the re port telegraphed from Omaha to the effect that the Burlington and Missouri River road had given notice of withdrawal from the Transcontinental association. Samuel Gregory , commodore of the navy , died at Boston on the 7th , aged 71. A special from Springfield , Dakota , says : "The Indians bring reports that last week some Brule Sioux at the Rosebud agency got into a fight among themselves Three were killed and the balance of the band , which numbers about 6,000 , has taken sides and a general engagement is in progress. The Indians are ail well armed and mounted. The information comes wholly from Indian rumors and is not re garded reliable. At Picton , Ont. , Joseph Tompsett , and George Lewder were hanged in the county jail for the murder of Peter Lozier. The execution took place inside the jail , and was witnessed by two dozen persons , including the officials. The international Sunday school convention of the United States and Provin ces began its session at Louisville on the llth wifh over 1,700 delegates present. Hon. P. S. Blake , of Toronto , Canada , was made temporary chairman. The address of welcome was made by Dr. J. A. Broo- dus , of Louisville , and responses by H. S. Blake , Dr. Wharton , of Georgia , and Hon. H. M. Becker , of California. Col. Morrow , whose name figured prominently in the Swaim case in connec tion with duplicate pay accounts , is to be court-martialled. Mrs. Elizabeth Boynton Herbert , of the Chicago Inter-Ocean , and Sarah Amelia Scull , of Washington , D. C. , author of a text-book on Greek mythology , have been given the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Wesleyan female college , of which thej- are graduates. Wm. G. Morgan , defaulting agent of the New York banking firm of Putnam & Earle , was sentenced at Hartford , Conn. , to three years in the state's prison. Points along the Alleghany valley were visited recently by one of the heaviest rain storms known for many years , causing the most destructive flood since 1SG5. At Brookville , Pa. , a water spout burst and in less than an hour the creek rose ten feet , transforming it into a seething , foaming torrent. The rapid rise gave the mill men no chance whatever to save their stock. William G. Morgan , who conducted the Hartford branch of Putnam & Earle , brokers , of New York , was sentenced in the superior court to three years' imprison ment in the states' prison , for making false entries in the books of the firm. The last concerts of the June festi vals at Minneapolis was held amidst storms of thunder , lightning and rain. Lightning struck the coliseum in the afternoon , caus ing a panic in the audience attending the children's concert , but prompt action on the part of several resolute men and women , especially Theodore Thomas , who , finding the building was not on fire , signalled the orchestra to proceed , prevented any one being seriously injured , though several ladies were carried tainting from the room. Acting Governor Thomas , of Utah , granted a reprieve to Hopt until the appeal can be heard in the United States supreme court. Hopt was to have been shot on the 14th. 14th.Judge Edgerton , of Dakota , has granted the motion made to quash the in dictment against Gov. Ordway on the ground that the grand jury has no juris diction over the alleged offense of the exec utive , so far as his official acts are con cerned. The Washington Star says disclos ures show that the failure of the bank- ng house of Middleton & Co. is not only the most disgraceful , but one of the most disastrous on record. Property left for safe keepinggood margins on stocks , char- Ity funds , all of the deposits , and , in fact , , everything has been swept away and used by this firm until it is doubtful If it pays a _ cent on the dollar. The Illinois republican association. , , I composed of Illlnolsann residents in Wash ington , called on Senator Logan and con gratulated him on his nomination as the ? republican candidate for vice president. The senator made a brief speech of thanks , in reply to the congratulations. : i The extraordinary hot weather cul minated at Corsicana , Texas , in small cy clone and a heavy rain storm ; many trees * , were blown down and a number of resi dences damaged. \ FOREIGN. The ambassadorship to Franco is * , cancelled and the conclusion of the treaty with France cdndemned. Preparations for- defense continue. In an election riot atMiedfpoll , Hun gary , five were killed and two wounded. Bismarck will send his son Herbert , to direct the legation at The Hague in order- to watch the succession policy of the Dutch , government in the event of the death of the.- Prlnce of Orange. There is much excitement at Newry , . Ireland. Two protestants wereattacked - and badly beaten. The porte refuses to appoint a dele gate to the conference unless the whole- Egyptian question Is submitted or previ ously settled between England and Turkey The Kalomine-Hesse affair has been settled satisfactorily. The marriage has. been annulled and Madame Kalomile appointed - - pointed Countess von Romrod. She re ceives 25,000 and an annual income of * 1,000 , and it Is stipulated that ! she shall , not reside in Germany or England. Degaieff , the assassin of Sudeiken , . has been arrested at Berlin. He will be- turned over to the Russian government. In London four members ol the Sal vation Army were fined $10 each or ten days- in jail for beating drums , etc. , in the : streets. Several officers of the Russian navy have submitted to the Russian government- plans for an exoedition to the North Pole in > sledges from New Siberian Island. The. London Times editorially says : "When we- remember the obstacles to the Jeannette- party In escaping over the route proposed , , the plan is of doubtful feasibility. " Prince Hohenlohc , the German am bassador , declares public feeling in Ger many envenomed against France by con stant provocation from the French press. POLITICAL. Under the heading , "A Beaconfielct Beyond the Sea , " the Pall Mall Gazette- says : "Elaine's nomination is the most , notable event for England since Lincoln was , assassinated. "Wherever Blaine can oust the British from a position they hold on the- American continent , he will endeavor to. replace English influence and trade by- American. His menacing intimation and his disregard of the Clay ton -Bui wer treaty- Is an evil augury for the future relations be tween England and America. His interven tion in Peru was most ominons when h& declared that he disliked England to win , commercial triumphs in a field belonging to. America. England will watch with ex treme solicitude the progress of the cam . ' ' paign. . The friends of Mr. Flower , who has. been canvassing the political situation of" New York state , say that of the 108 dele gates elected outside of New York city to- the Saratoga convention , the first choice of all is Tilden , except in Syracuse , where the- feeling is for Cleveland ; the second choice , , according to their observations , stands , Flower 82 , Cleveland 26. The house committee on elections , , in the Ohio contested election case of Camp bell vs. Morey , by a vote of 8 to 4 , has agreed to report in favor of unseating : Morey and seating he contestant. The Nevada democratic state con vention met on the ICth. The platform adopted affirms the natiotal democratic- platforms of 1876 and 1880 and demands the nomination of Tilden and Hendricks ; the removal of all restrictions to silver coinage ? opposes the acquisition of large tracts of public land by aliens and demands the absolute - . solute exclusion of the Chinese. D. E _ McCarthy , E. P. Hardesty , John H. Den nis , P. Sadler , T. Lemon and Maj. Cav- - ana were elected delegates to Chicago. Alt- are pledged for Tilden and Hendricks. ? Samuel J. Tilden , in a letter to the chairman of the New York state democratic ; icket , positively declines to enter the pres idential race , giving as his reason advancing ; years and declining strength. He closes his. etter by saying : "Having given to the- welfare of the country whatever of health- and strength 1 possessed or could borrow Iromthe future , and having reached the term of my capacity for suca labors as the country's welfare now demands , I but sub mit to the will of God in deeming mv pnb- ic career forever closed. ' ' An associated press representative nterviewed a great number of prominent delegates to the California democratic state convention on the effect Tilden's declina tion would have on their deliberations and on the party throughout the state. All ex pressed surprise and regret , but unani mously declared that Thurman was now their man , as he represented the popular sentiment of the entire coast. Among Chicage politicians on the 2th the Tilden letter was the universal subject of comment. It was somewhat of a surprise to the rank and file , but the- eaders claim that they have been aware for some weeks that it was coming. It was- clear from the letter , they said , thatthough Tilden might be feeble in body his mincfc vas clear and active as ever. His decision s generally accepted as final , and it is said. no effort will be made to nominate him , hough some protest they are for him now ? more devotedly than ever. Steers as Good Travelers. Syracuse Herald. Daniel Twogood , of Canastota , drove , rapidly into Syracuse behind a pair of quick-stepping , well-matched , bright red 3-year oltTDevon steers , hitched to. a side bar carriage , which he had driven n from Canastota after supper. They are smart readers , afraid of nothing , . laving good wind and bottom , and a , ady can drive them , for , though high- mettled , they are gentle. Mr. Two- ; oed broke them this spring , and they lave been harness but about twenty-five ; ; imes. Mr. Twogood , who is a farmer , , broke them himself , and found them. ) erfectly tractable and easy to teach. They are guided by the principle of the overdrawn check. The rein runs from a ring in the nose to another ring in a leadstall between the eyes , and then > asses around the horns. The force is. herefore exerted on the upper ring. They will go easily five or six mile an hour. They start off briskly like a pair of sprightly horses. TYill Not Be a Candidate. The St. Louis Republican having in- : erpreted Tilden's letter to mean that it Tilden is nominated he will not refuse to be- candidate , the Evening Chronicle of that ity telegraphed to Mr. Tilden , asking if hat was the proper construction. The tele- ram was referred by Mr. Tilden to Chair man Manning , of the democratic central ommittee , who sent the following reply : Mr. Tilden's letter means what he says. His declination is absolute. Under no clr- umstances will he be a candidate. [ Signed. ] DANIEL MANNING.