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5THE TEIBUNE. 5- F. BI. & K. Til. . , 1'ubs. WcCOOK. NEB NEWS OF NEBRASKA THE NznnASKX EXHIBIT. To the People oj Ifelratka : I have been asked : "Why Is 1 Nebraska has recelycd no premiums at the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial ci position at New Orleansl" Permit me to re ply In this public manner. First : Undo regulations of the exposition , all collective Btatc and territorial exhibits in fact , all ex liiblts in the government building are non competitive. Second : It was understood ant agreed , before bringing our exhibit to New Orleans , that to secure the best possible ad vcrtiscmcnt for the state , all the matcrla should be massed In one grand collection. By this method Nebraska obtained the unircrsa award of the prcs and the country , hit prcs cntlng on tlie opcnlnz day the best genera fruit display , being twelve hundred of the twenty-two hundred plates of fruit two hun dred more than all other states itnd territories combined as well as being the only state iu place on that day. Shu also obtains the re ward made by "over fourteen hundred of the lending newspapers of the country , bailing from every state in the Union , that the Ne braska state collective exhibit was the bcsi shown at New Orleans. This is o : record evidence shown by scrap book clippings at the headquarters , and which will be placed ou lilc with the state archives at the close of the exposition. Al. awards of premiums at this exposition have been made to Individual exhibits , except In horticultural hall , the greater number being on merit and not competition. Kxpeiicncct exhibitors are rapidly losing confidence in and respect for competitive awards. They are too much subject to "tricks of the trade , " a * iu politics and horse-racing. The American Po- mological society long since abandoned com petitive awards. My great object In presenting our exhibit to the world at New Orleans was to show to b3st advantage , the resources , advantages and pos sibilities of Nebraska. To this nd 1 chose the unbiased expressions of the pi ess nnd pub lic opinion , preferring these tribunals to ' 'se- lect committees. " As to the result 1 leave- you to judge. It may not be digressive to add In this con- nectiou that at one time an effort was made by the commissioners from the various states and territories to have a grand sweepstakes award made for the best state exhibit. As the representative of Nebraska I offered § 1,000 to make up a fuud for this purpose. For vai ious reasons the plan , however , was found not practicable and abandoned. ROBT. W. FunxAS , TJ. S. Commissioner for Nebraska. i. Now that the repre sentatives of the six trunk lines have come to the front with a programme of assistance for the exposition reopening project , it would seem that the committee has made the circle of Influences quite complete. With represen tative bankers , merchants and professional men to represent the local , the United States commissioners the national , nnd the trans portation companies the intermediate inter ests , it does look as if the autumn fair was destined to Lo born under auspices about as catholic and propitious us could be well imag ined. Of course it Is not known yet what the states , or any ot them , can do to help their exhibits along , nor nro we advised as to the amount the railways may feel justified in eubsc ibing. As to the latter , something may depend upon the degree of r piesentationac- cordoi the transportation interest in the new board of management. The general street talk places the probable railway contribution nt lrO.OOO. which , with the like amount al ready subscribed by the people of New Or leans , leaves only about $ ; 0COO lobe made up. That is surely a small sum when compared with the ureat purpose for which it is asked. It should be raised without any sort of delayer or trouble. In tflis respect wo have something to learn from the wide-awake westerners who are with us at the exposition. Those young states and territories may bu counted upon every time to put in a creditable appearance at every affair ot the sort , und when their authorities fail to put up the needful , their public spirited citizens do not stop to think twice about it , but produce the money. There is not one of them but will llnd a way to be handsomely represented hero next Octo'ber , if New Orleans will do its duty to itself and the splendid sup porting sentiment in the country nt large. As an Illustration of the way they do things out toward the "setting sun , " a couple of weeks ago ex-Governor Furnas , commis sioner for Nebraska , wrote home to ascertain if money could be raised to represent the state at the American exhibition in London next spring. In view of the fact that there will not be any session of the Nebraska lesr'S- lature this year , and , thoretor , no clmuce for an appropriation , the cornmissionsr knew thac the matter must rest entirely with the gener osity and puolicspiiit oC individual citizens. That was what he appealed to through several letters addressed to the right kind of people. Jt is extremely suggestive of western method thitthe return mail brought Governor Fur nas personal pledges for over S O.OCO. and as surances from state officials and the business community that as Nebraska could not afford to be absent from any great ex osition any where , any additional sum requisite to a pro- Tier exhibit and state propaganda in connec tion with the American exhibition in London would be forthcoming as fast as it might be called for. [ New Orleans Democrat. THE STATE TN BBIEF. The Sioux City Journal says the Gordon mode of salutation is to pull your gun and flro into Iho ground , air or neighbor's house Failing to do this causes your friend to feel slighted. The custom is peculiar , having grown up with the town. Accidents are , of coure , expected , but are always apologized for. The last of this kind occurred last week when , according to the Press , James Palmer met Charles Butler and said good morning ; Charles was pica ed to see James , whom be honored with the fashionable salute , but un luckily shot his friend through the foot , giv ing him a bad wound. A colored man was excluded from the first floor of the opera house at Omaha a few days ago , and now a suit against the manager of that institution is talked of. the of Mrs. At Hastings five-year-old eon LittleQeld startled the community by climbIng - Ing to the highest point on the roof of tbo Morledge &McWado block. When discovered he was quietly sitting on the projecting cornice - nice with his feet swinging out over the walk as he complacently surveyed the olty and country below him. When his mamma was informed of the situation , she wanted him down off that immediately , and after a littl * rustlintr tha neighbors succeeded in landing him safely on lower ground. On Juno 1 the law regulating railway rates In this state goes into effect. Therefore , at this time , the rate and division clerks of the Union Pacific and B. & M. , the roads chiefly affected , are pushed to the arduous task of revising the tariff to comply with the law. , The Wymoro Wymorlan says the well at Bice & Co. at that place Is now 400 feet deep and there Is not a foot more water in it than when It was only forty feet deep. Williams Bros , are Btlll hopeful and s y they will drill 2,000 feet but what they will succeed in secur ing a good supply or water. The probabili ties nro that they wid soon strlko a flowing stream of water and Wymore will have an ar tesian well. The Plalnview Gazette facetiously remarks that It Is now the time of the year when th swindler takes a churn , trashing machine , lightning rod , clothes line , plow , or something eleo that is suitable , and goes out to find men owning good forms who will sign notes for five hundred dollars or thousand dollars without reading Ihom , under tbo impression tb at they are getting a needed tool for a small price. Land hunters are said to bo thicker In Nanco county than for two years past. 1 bo state land commissioner has sent out notices notifying leasers of school lands , that If the interest ia not pnid within six months leases will bo cancelled. The Broken Bow Republican sayi that Mr. W. II. Turner , who resides on the north fork of Spring Creek , shot three Winchester and ton revolver shots nt Elisha Sanderson , who was doing eome breaking for Turner. Satur day they had some words Turner wanting Sanderson to plow deeper , when , getting warmed up , Sanderson called him a hard name , when Turner pulled nis revolver on Sanderson. Nothing moro was said or done until Monday evening. Then Saunderson was pulling hay from a hay stack about seventy yards from Turner's house , when Turner shot nt him , cutting the ground within three or four feet of him. The offender was arrested and bound over In the sum of $100. Messrs. Webber , after carefully looking over the ground at Wayne , decided that the prospect for the town and country were sulii" clcnt to Justify them In erecting a mill there , nnd as Boon as the necessary preliminary ar rangements can bo made they will begin building. The mill will bo built in the best manner , nnd have a capacty of llfty to sov- enty-flvo barrels a day. uevorul Valentino ladies have gone out onto their homesteads for six months , the required time of residence to "prove up. " Rev. Mr. Coleman , former pastor of the Congregational church at Wymoro , died in California last week. Beatrice's city scales took In $15 this month. Weigher's salary in the meantime SISS. The scales cost S480. Not a profltab'.e city institution. P. J. Myers , of Gage county , had thrco rams whose fleece weighed 20,27 and 80 pounds , re spectively. The Nebraska nnd Iowa Packing company , at Nebraska City , last week received a ship ment of sovonty-flvocars of salt to be used in curing tbo meat killed by them this summer and fall. Fellow workmen of Mr. Wigman , who was ruthlessly assaulted a few nights ago , are still holding out $500 reward for the perpe trators of the outrage. A. G. Howard , a farmer residing near Syra cuse , was kicked by : i mule one day last \ \ eek , and aside from having one ear cut off , was badly injured in the breast. Fruitmen about K-ebrnska City concur In stating that the fruit crop was not injured by the late cold spell. Two telegraph offices have been opened west of Valentine. The tide of emigration that set in early still continues unnbntcd and the population of Nebraska is being increased by hundreds every day. Postoffice clianpes in Nebraska to Mar 10 18S5 : Established Maker , ButFnlo county. Leo W. Baker , postmaster ; Pine Gimp. Keyu Palm county , Mrrtha A. Snyder , postmistress. Discontinued Rogers. Colfax county. T'o = t- inastcrj uppointeJ McCook , Ked Willow county , Alonzo P. Sharp ; Pialtsmout % Cus county , Jonathan N. Wise ; Saiem , Kicbardsou county , James It. Campbell. August Spoueo- Stveds laborer , met with instant death in Omaha a few days si.-o He was working iu a trench wh-- the dirt caveJ iu upon him. An insane man confined m the Albion jail made his escape lo. < t we ? k aul returned to ils farm , where ho was recaptured and re turned to his cotnflnement. Mcrriam , the Omaha grain dealer nnd elcva- or m.in. estimates that five-sixths of No- Draska n crop oC 1831 has boon coiiverie.l into cash , the balance being held for better prices- Mrs. Alma Etmund , of .Lancaster county , las been pronounced insane and taken to the asylum. The graduating class of the Omaha High scLool this yea- numbers thirteen. A special election has been called for June C at Wisner to vote upon the proposition to ssue SIG.OJo in bonds for the purpose of con structing water works. James II. Phillips , of Beatrice , brother of Capt. It. O. Phillips , of Lincoln , died a few days ago. Thomas E. Doty , recently delivery clerk in the Lincoln po tollice , has been arrested 0:1 charge of embezzling from the ma.la He made u full confession. The new three-cent law is beginning to op- crate. The B. & M. announces a reduction of the unlimited rates between Missouri river points and Denver from $22.5a to § 20.23. Tno imited rate will be as before , $19.00. Secretary Korgen says that he has ha about forty applications for the appointment of secretary of the railway commission , and that the auditor and attorney-general have irobably received as many. Lincoln's new water works have been thor oughly and successfully tested. A man named Coleman was found dead Ina stock car at Ponca , having suicided , it is sup posed , Lecause of too much strong drink and ill luck at the gaming table. A correspondent of the Omaha Eepublican writes from Arapahoe : "We had the oppor tunity this morning of examining one of the greatest curiosities , or freaks of nature , that ms ever been seen in our city , viz : a double calf-head. Mr. Uhlraann , the owner of the mother of the calf , tells us the calf was dead but all natural every way until the neck was reached , which , about half way between shoulders and ears , divided into two distinct necks , ending with a perfect head on each neck. It was examined by scores of people , as Mr. Uhlmann cut off the neck just in front of the shoulders and brought the heads to town , still joined together. He intends pre serving them in alcohol. " The city council of Omaha have refused to confirm several of the mayor.s appointments. The committee selected to locate the site for he new Nebraska City postoflico has thus far 'ailed to agree. The Auburn Post learns that their is not much opposition to removal at the county seat in Nemahs county. Many who two years ago voted in opposition to removal will favor .he question at the next ejection. John McCumber , of Nemaha county , was hrown from a horse and dragged 150 yards , n the meantime beinc ; badly kicked. The boy iad tbo baiter twisted aronnd his wrist. His njuries brought on unconsciousness and at ast accounts It was thought he could not live. There are but two ways in which the law permits fish to bo caught in this state , except n private ponds or streams , and they are by hook and line or spear or fork. The use of any other means subjects the offender to a flue of not less than five dollars or imprison ment in the county jail for not less than ten days , or both , at the discretion of the court. " The tide of immigration to the White river region continues to Increase. Daniel Douglass , a Dlxon county farmer , will sow forty bushels of buckwheat this sea- con. liow.'ird b'pencor , njrcdSS , committed suicide at Beau ice by shooting himself through the heart with a revolver. He was n member of tlio Spencer Planing Mill company. Ho did the shooting In a small room at the mill , kill ing himself instantly. Tbo coroner's verdict was temporary insanity. Despondency and continued ill health Is supposed to have brought It about. The Seventh Day Adventists of Nebraska have decided to bold their spring camp-meet ing this year at Norfolk Juno 10-10. Arrange munis have been made with all the railroads in the state for low excursion rates. The Plainvlew Gazette says this Is the time of the year when the swindler takes a churn , washing-machine , lightning-rod , clothes-line , plow , or something else that is suitable , and goes out to find men owning good farms who will Bltrn notes for Uvohundred or a thousand dollars without reading them , under the im- picssion that they are getting- needed tool lor small price. Death is announced of N. Pillsbury , an old and respected citizen of Central City. Ulysses has two saloons that pay $1,500 each. The editor oC the Aurora Ilepublican , who bus been ou a visit to his old homo in Ohio , suys a great change lias taken place among the people in regard to their opinions of Ne braska , l-'ivo years ago it was found hard to make the people believe that Nebraska did or ever would nmountto anything. Now they alj seem to think that this Is the country and many well come among us as soon as they cau dispose of thei ; farms. THE HAZF-UItEE ! ) 7T-172 X Hie Chief of the Rebellion Captured by Ihret Ciinttdian Scottt.1. News comes to Winnipeg from reliable sources that Kcil , the rebel leader , was cap tured by dominion troops. His followers arc scattered and it is believed the rebellion ia ended. St. Paul dispatch : A Winnipeg dispatch says : "Reil was dhptured to-day ( Friday ) at doon , three miles north of liatoche , by three scouts , named Dclpel , Theme anil Armstrong. He appeared unconcerned , but begged not to be shot. He was taken to Gen. Middieton. " Later. William Delpel , Thoino.5 Howric and J. H. Armstrong , three daring scouts , captured RIel. He was on the road , three miles north of Batoche , iu company with three young men , two of whom were armed. ITe appeared un concerned. Delpel said to him , "I am sur prised to see you here. " Keil said "I to . " : am coming give myself up. He said his wife and family were across the river. river.While While talking to him MajorBoulton's scouts were seen coming up , and Hell , becoming afraid of being shot , begged his captors Intake him into camp theiiiselves. Accordingly Delpel went oil for a liorse. but when n little distance awav Boulton's scouts got close. Howric and Armstrong took Ueil on on < - ol their horses , and. taking unfrequented roads , will bring Reil Into camp. General Middle- ton gave orders that the men should keep in their tents when Rcil comes in , as lie is at raid some personal enemy of Rcil's will shcot him , many having sworn to shoot him at sight. Guardepuy's Crossing. Reil was brought in at half-past 3 this afternoon. No d ( moustra- tion was made. He walked quietly to tht general's tent. The note which Reil" cave the courier n-as a letter which General Middieton sent him. He knew nothing of Dnmont. Reil said he stayed on Tuesday ami Wednesday nights la the bluffs one and a half miles north of Batoche. He wished a fair trial. He aked Armstrong if he would pet a civil or military trial. He wanted a civil tiial. He was afraid of the scouts , but passing tliroueh them the captors brought him safely to camp. He said his wife and family were with a half-breed woman near by. Riel is now being interviewed by General Middk-ton. When he saw the Gatling gun go down with the scouts at Batoche he was much alarmed on account of his family. R'el ao- rearcd careworn and bastard. He has let his hair grow long and i * dressed in n poorer fash ion than most of the half-breeds captured. While talking with Gineral Middle-ton he could be seen from the outside of tiie tout. His eyes rolled from side to siile with the look of a hunted man. liu evidently is the most frightened In camp , ami is in constant fear of violeuce at the hands of the soldiers , though in no danger of such violence. A Calgary dispatch savs that reports have readied'there that hostile Indians from the surrounding lake are on the warpath making for Calgary. Reinforcements are absolutely re quired. Reil , whilst riding Into camp , expressed him self to his captors as follows : "I do not think this trouble will be without result , as the com plaints of the farmers will now be roga'deil with some rleirree of attention. " When told that his books and papers had been captured , he said : "I am glad. This will show I am not the actual leader of the reVellion. 1 have been encouraged by people of good standing at and nroutid Prince Alberts who came over from Montana. " He asked would they give him a fair trial , civil or martial. Armstrong told him him he would be tried by martini law. Riel cliew a long breath but said noth ing. He spoke- again of not being the head man in the nbcllion , nn > l tlieu comimnced praying , ami made the sign of the cross. ! # < asked whether his family would lie-blown up with a Gatling gun , and then safd he didn't want to b" scllish. and lipped none of lluhalf - breeds would suffer. Itiel then commenced praying again. In appearance he is nov.- like a common half-breed and looks verv dilapida ted. He spends most of his time talking in a wanderinjr manner and prayini ; . A band of Indians coming from the west to help Rie-l were met by the half-brce'ls. who told tben the war was over. Someof the prisoners wore placed on board the boit. In parting from their families there were many pitiful scenes of women crying and holding up their babies for their fathe'rs to kiss. The cenerai opinion is an attempt will be made to get Riel off on a plea of insanity. Stories have been freely floating around re- carding his unsoundness of mind. There is always a chance , however , a bullet from the volunteers' or scouts' rifle will find him. The Dominion government is said to be much em barrassed by his capture. 27172 CAPTURE OF JtLEL. On Whom lie -E theJllameforlnauynrat- - inif the Itcbrllion. A dispatch front Gabriel crossing * says the troops have crossed the Saskatchewan river and proceeded via Duck lake to Prhice Albert , which place they will probably reach in a day or two. Riel's capture absorbs all other top ics. Riel says Lawrence Clark , of the Hudson Bay company , precipitated the uprising. The half-breeds were celebrating the feast of Saint Joseph when Clark arrived from Winni peg. Clark first mocked their relicion and then told them five hundred soldiers were coming to join in the feast and would give them all they wanted in the way of economy if they diet not go back to their homes and abandon their nonsense. Riel was absent from Batouche at the time , and on his return found that his people were in arras and had determined to plunder the stores before the troops mentioned by Clark arrived. Riel denies that he was the leader of the rebellion and says that he can prove that he wanted to co back to the United States , but would not be allowed. He expects to be hanged and de- rotes a creat part of his time to fastine and prayer. A courier reports to Gen. MIddlcton that while on his way from Batouche to Pr nee Albert he met three Indians beyond Lcpene's crossing. While talking to the Indians Gabriel Dumorit , Riel's lieutenant , appeared on the edge of a bluff nnd asked the courier what he wanted. The courier asked Dumont to give bimself up , saylne Gen. Middieton promised him a fair trial. Dumont replied that he had arras and intended to fight and would not be taken alive. The rebel lieutenant , with a few followers , was last seen proceeding from the open prairie toward the ruins of Batouche. BBIEFLT TOLD. The senate committee on inter-stnto commerce merco , consisting of Senators Cullom , of 111 ! naif , chairman ; Warner Miller , of Now York 0. HyPlatt , of Connecticut , A. G. Gorman , of Maryland , and Isham G. Harris , of Tonnes- Bee , with C. K. Paul as secretary , mot at the Fifth Avenue hotel , Now York , to luveBtijratt tbo subject of the regulation of commerce between the states. Invitations were sent tea a number of organizations and business mien In New York to present their views before tbo committee. The object is to obtain the feeling upon the subject to aid in legislation in the coming congress. At a meeting of the committee of citizens appointed to receive subscriptions for the Plymouth sufferers , the treasurer announced that the contributions received amounted to $0,198. The flood caused much damage in the vi cinity of Elk City , Kansas. Seventy-five families wore driven from their houses by the Hood. The names of the drowned aa far as learned are Mrs. Woods and child , Dr. Mc Coy , John Rico and a child named Vandusen. Several are reported missing. The town of Graffvillo , ou the Detroit , Lan sing & Northern railroad , was entirely de stroyed by lire , including u mill and a quan tity of Bhingles and lumber. Twenty-flvo families lost everything. Loss about $10,000. Mr. Webster , publisher of General Grant's book , Etates that the general has writte.n a dedication for his forthcoming work. The dedication is as follows : "To the ollicers and soldiers engaged in tbo war of the rebellion , and also those engaged in the war In Mexico , volumes nro dcdic.it M. " The Dynamiter * , Ciumiii liam nnd Burton , Convicted ami Sentenced. London dispatch : Judge Hawkins began the charge to the jury in the case of Cunning * ham and Burton , the alleged dynamiters , im mediately after the court assembled. He ex plained the law in regard to the charges against the prisoners and carefully analyzed the evidence against Burton , laying particu lar stress on Burton's statements and urjIn.j ; the jury to weigh the evidence carefully brought forward by the crown in regard to his movements since his arrival in England. There could be no doubt ol the falsity of Burton's statement. The whole proceeding on Burton's part with reference to Buitous statements were astounding. L uited btatcs Minister Plielps was iirescut eluriug the : de livery of the charges aud seemed much im pressed with the poiuts made by the judiic. At the conclusion of the charge , the jury re tired and after a short absence returned a verdict of guilty. Ou the anijoiincr-m-ut of the verdict the judce bwitenccd Cuiiiiiughiiu ami Burton to I eiial servitude for life. When the question , 'has the prisoner at the b.ir anything to say w j . g "tenee should not be pashcil upon him ' was asked , Cunningham leaned forward and vigorously pre'U-rited his innocenceHe tbnk < 'il iiis counsel anil friends , concluding with the bitter exclamation , " \ ou may destroy the body , but vou cannot hurt tlie smil. " Burton a"ho protested his iuiiomice. "Eng lish prejudice sends me to eternal punish ment. , " he said. Cunmuiiham and Burton maintained an ap- part-utiy cheerful demeanor after their return to Newgate prison. They will retuiu to New gate to-uight and be removed to other prisons to morrow. They will uot both be confined in the same place. Extra guards will be on duty at Newsratc. Burtoa lias gained twenty- eight pounds in weiirht , aud Cunningham fourteen pounds siuce their arrest. FIEXVISK FJiE\CHJ3lAN. ZTitrilers His Paramour and i3 Caught Ifer JSoily. A 3 o'clock this morning , says a New York dispatch , a Frenchman named Louis tranc.'s , of No. 1507 Tenth street , was arrested while on his way to the North river boaringon his back a bag containing the corpse of a murdered woman. The policeman was attracted by Francis * mysterious manner , who was stopped nnd asked what the bag contained. The Frenchman refused to give any explanation , and attempted to move on , but the officer in sisted upon knowing the contents ot the Back , and took Francis into custody. On open ing the sack it was found to contain the muti lated corpse of a woman. Tbo body was doubled up and in almost a nude c ndition. The policeman , upon making closer examina tion , touiul that tlie woman had been murder ed. Ill re were ghastly wounds about the head and trunk. Francis was asked lor an ex't unation , aii'l , alter recovering trom his con i s on , declared that the corpse was that oi IPS wife , wlio had dit-d si natural death , and ae , be'iti ; * witbo.it tlio iie 'fs ary means to de- j'r.iy ihe expense. * of u fmnnnl. had conceived this plan lor oiisposingof the body. Tuis not bfiiisc accepted as a satisfactory explanation , Francis was placed under arrest , and eteps we o taken to investigate the a'Jfair. ' Louis Francis tell- the following Btory : Ycsk-r.lny 1 found u valuable dog which my wile afterwards lost. I reproached her sirj I she swore at me. At ball-past s-'vcu hist night uli si" t me out lor boor. When I came back 1 found a 111:111 named \Viliiani U'elsh in tlio room wiih her.Veisli works in tlie eamu shop with me. th * sat on my lap and ki.'sed meThuu slio threw a glass at me and then u cui. She1 then weist out. 'ThenVe ! and 1 walked out halt a block. Theu I lettliim 10 come home. When 1 came back she was Iv njr on the iloor dea ! . I waited : ui hour tliiukiiijr ehe would rcvivi * . She did not. 1 do not kifow tlie cause of her death. Sic toM ire tie- fore she tiitd , slio did notcaro for me. luuslio 1 ko'l the man who put up wine for her. He is Leopold &icouville , and lives with Mrs. Lvn-li ou UtOiulway. After ho found that Iiis wilewa = : dead , he took ten ee-nts and went out aim got a drink Jn half an hour he came baelr , and put her in a bag to throw her into ihc r.ver. The woman was not Francis' wife. She- was Selnm Supot , was Si years old , wiMia son ISyeara of aire , who lives in Bo- ton. S-rancis is one yeiir younger than his paramour. He worked for f-.ome time in a Froi.ch polishing marble yard. Three months ajro the couple moved into the apartment wh. re the crime was committed. Francis lived ou the ground lleor. in the rear of the ftrncturc. Both were aecustomed to drink frcelv of bet-r , and quarreled often. Two weeks ago , while under the Influence of drink , he boat nnd Kicked tier while she was on the floor. Upon picking- her up he was heard to say , "I guess I've fixed you this time. " As the body of Sclina Sapotlny in the police Elation it was plain to see that she bad been a pretty woman. About the neck was tied a eilk handkerchief and about the throat a line of discoloration nnd marks of linger nails were found. It was evident that she had been strangled to death by twisting- handkerchief about her neck. Five Children Jitimcd to Death. An Owatonna ( Minn. ) special says that nt 11 o'clock Thursday night the bouse of a Nor wegian farmer named Henry Lewiston , about iix miles southeast of that city , was burned , and five of his children perished in the flames The family , consisting of himself , wife and seven children and hired man , were all sleeping at the time in the second story. The onlj window in that part of the house over looked the shunty addition used for a kitchen. Lewiston and wife were awakened by the glare of flre , nnd rushed downstairs , Mrs. Lewiston carrying her youngest child in her arms and another child aged ten years and the hired man following. When Lewiston opened the only door of the bouse , which led Into the shanty , the smoke nnd flames burst lu , nearly overpowering him and burning off H part of his h < ur and beard. The hired man then broke out a window , through which they escaped. Mrs. Lewiston was severely burned. Lewiston made several frantic efforts to reach the children still up stairs , but as there-was no door or window through which this could be done , except the window on the side of the house already In flames , he was powerless to rescue them. The persons thus cremated alive were four boys , aged eighteen , fifteen , six and four years , and a girl aged ten. A few bones and a small quantity of charred Ilesb , wholly unrecognizable , wore all that could bo found. s yjsirs AXD Matters of Interest Touched ITjioii by J'rcsf tiathcrert. Professor B. E. Oelltun arrived in New York from Washington , to perfect the arrangements fofhls contemplated jump from East river bridge Into East river , a humlrei and forty feet. He stated that he proposed tc jump , notwithstanding the bridge olliclals de clared they would prevent 1L lie was con fident the feat ( ouldbe performed. He had arranged with friends In a bout below to sig nal when the river was clear , aud Captain Boyton in the water , attired In hli uatitlca ! drets , to render assistance if necessary. A few minutes after (5 o'clock the proies. ser jumped , and after striking thu watci disappeared for a few seconds. Capt. Rowe , of of the tug boat , succeeded in reaching the body and took it to Pier 11- where it was taken' charge of by friends. The act was witnessed by hundreds who thought It a case of suieide ; . Captain Kowc states thai Odium was alive when taken from the water , but died before reaching the pier. The scaffolding used for the firac time on the new postoilice building , Balti more1 , gave way and seven workmen on It at the time were precipitated to the ground , a distance of seventy feet. John Rogers , a bricklayer , was killed outright , and others se riously if not fatally injured. The Cincinnati Trice Current says : Western packers handled an aggregate of 1,810.000 hozs since March 1st , against 1,110- 030 a year ao , an increase of 203,000 for the first one-third of the summer packing season. The number packed at the principal points in the AVcst to date since March 1st is as fol lows ; Chicago , 740.C03 ; Kansas City , 203,993 ; St. Louis. " > s,000 ; Cincinnati , 40,000" ; Indiana- polls , 25,5'JO ; Milwaukee , 60,500 ; Cedar Rap ids. .V > ,704 ; Cleveland , IS.OOO. The formal opening of tlio Confed erate Soldiers' Home near Richmond , Ya. , took place on thu ' 20tn , R. E. Lee Cmp Con federate Veterans , with Aaron Wllkes Post G. A. R , of Trenton , New Jersey , and the city- military , marched to the Home , where after prayer by Rev. J. William Jones , Col. Archer Anderson turned the Home over to General Fitzhugh Lee , who accepted it in behalf of the board of managers. A large number of diatinguishcd and invited guests , Including many ladies , were present. From the Home the veterans and military proceeded to Holly wood Cemetery and participated in the an nual decoration of the graves of the Confed erates. John Burns and Thomas Dcran , mechanics employed'in the meter room of the St. Louis Gas company , were killed by the ex plosion of a iiieUr. Thomas Killan , also cm- ployed there , escaped. The s'ime ineter ex ploded twelve years ago , killing one man. Henry Meyer , of the firm of Meyer & Ribstock , Cincinnati , suicided by hanging at bis residence in Cliftou , Ohio. Poor health was the CMUSD. A special from Bridgeport , 111. , says : The seventeen year old locusts which Prof. Rilcy predicted , as mentioned in recent Wash ington dispatches , seem to have made their ' iirst appearance. They have been found in large numbers close to the surface of the ground and moving upwards. The indications are strong that an unusually large swarm will appear in a short time. Very extensive apple orchards were planted by capitalists this spring , and a lanre eruption of locusts will al most certainly kill them. Dispatches from the San Joaqnin say that the Hessian fly has greatly damaged lie wheat crop , and that where twenty bush els per acre were expe jte J , not more than sev en will be realised. Charles Hayes committed suicide at Newton by taking strychnine. He was under he influence of liquor at the time , and this is said to have been the cause of his rash act. He was a married man about 35 years of age , and came a few months ago from Joliet , 111. AV'm. Cooper Thompson the newly apHJiuted 2nd. Dist ? collector , came to Wapcllo county from Ohio iu 1&18 , and followed farm ing and teaching. In 1ST3 he became one of the proprietors in the Ottumwa Business Col lege ; was elected couuty cierk in 1S7S ; was twice re-elected , but defeated last fall while running for the fourth time. He has been a life-Ions democrat , a very shrewd , sh rp anel ucccssful politician and leader. A party of lailroaders at Gloster , Mis ? . , took Vt ill Sims , a negro laborer , from the calaboose and hung him to a stringe r of the railroad bridge. He had murde red a negro woman. Henry Amer , city marshal at Strails- ville , Ohio , was shot and mortally wounded by Albert Guess. The marshal was trying to arrest him when Guess fired a shall shot in bis back. He will die. Gues- > fled and a pos- m o men are iu nursuit of him. James King , a rich farmer iifty years old , living near Fulton. X. Y. , cut his throat , dying soon after t.he act. He wa-3 sup- po-ed to be insane. His wife , who was par" Listlly paralyzed , is unconscious from the shock and it is feared she w ill not survive. In Pittsburg Francis Bobbett , a fonng Bohemian , shot anJ accidentally killed i little girl named Lippich , four years old , ind then fired a bullet into his brain and fell kad. Itissuptosed the first shooting was iccidental , and being filled with remorse he dlled himself. There were no winesses to the jagedy. A plot was discovered to blow open ; he doors of the parish prison in Xew Or- eans aud release prisoners. A gang of ten irisoners secured several pounds of powJer , illed the leaks of the cell and the entrance leers , intending to explode the charges at a ignal , assassinate the keepers and escape } ne of the gang weakened , however and in- ormed the Sheriff. They were at once sep- irated and put in the strongest cells in the prison. Rev. J. U. Pearson , pastor of the first Presbyterian church of Collinsville , 111. , iuicidrd , May 21st. The cause was mental dc trcssion on account of ill health. Samuel C. Nutt , a religious enthu siast , died at Farmer City , 111. , from the ef- : ects of a fast of forty days which he immag- ned the Lord had commanded him to take. tie was editor cf a paper called "Spirit of the fruth. ' An aged former named Elijah Smith , ittempted , with his wife , to drive across the ailroad tracks in the suburbs of Detroit. Two trains were coming in opposite directions. The old folks' wagon was pulverized , and thev mangled to death. _ Go half way to meet a man. and he rill go twice that distance with you rithout A v/ord. THIS FllEXCn XOVETtlST DEAD. TUtor lingo PafsesPeace/ullu Atcay Without Suffering * Victor Hugo died In 1'aris on thc22d. Ilia condition In the morning was so manifestly worse that death was regarded as certain to take place within a few hours. When this became known Cardinal Guibcrt , archbishop of Paris , sent specially to Hugo's residence , offering to visit him and administer spiritual nld and the rites of the Catholic church. Mr. Leckroy , the poet's son-in-law , who was ID attendance at the dath bed when the car dinal's proffer came , replied for Hugo , de clining with thanks the archbishop's tender , and saylnic for the dying man , "Victor Hugo- Is expecting death , but docs not desire the services of a priest. " Huco passed peacefully away without suf fering. * i he government has proposed a civil funeral at the expenses of the state. Thfr newspupers appeared in mourning. It Is be lieved that Hugo's funeral will be the grand est scene in France fora century. Victor Hugo , the- great French poet and novelist of the present genrrUion , wa * born la Besancon , Fcbmary 26,1802. Being the ppn of an officer whose military duties called him out of Franco , he was carried in childhood to E ba , 0 mica , Switzerland and Italy. nd iu ISO ! ) to Paris. Uore for two years with an el der brother. Eujcenn. and n girl whom he af terwards wed , ho b gan his classical educa tion under the exclusive supervision nf hia mother and the care of an old priest. Then , his father having been undo general and ap pointed imjor-domo to King Jotheph Uomi- parte , rf Spain , he entered the seminary of iiubleaiu Madrid with the design of becoming- a page to Joseph , which was , however , de feated by subsequent events. Jii 1812 he re turned to hid studies in Parie. U hen the- empir-ifell Gen. Hugo and hia wife peparated. onO Victor was thenceforth under the exclu sive care of hia father Entering a private- academy to preyaro for the polytechnic school , he evinced n utronger inclination toward poetry than mathematics , and hia fa-'her wa * persuaded to allow him to follow litera ture as a vocation. In 1817 he pre sented a poem on "The Ad vantages of Study , ' * and afterward won three BUCC asivo prizes at the Toulouse academy of Plortl Games. At the age of 2) he published in first volume of "Odes and Ballads , " which crnited a cemition. Two novel * . "Ha ? d'I-1 inde1 ; (18 ( < ? 3) ) and "Bng-JargaV (1825) ( ) . bhow d hia iprca and originality iu prosti , ulso- h\A \ predilection for the horrible and mon- strons whica permeatw his greater works. In 1826 app ared hu second volume of "OJei and Billad.i " About this p'riod ho joined others. in f rming a literary association , the Cenacla , in whosj meetings literary and artistic doc trines weie doba ted. They also established a penrdicjil , La Muse Francaise. The drama , of "flromwell" (1827) ( ) was presented as a speci men of the literary reforms aimed at by tha new * ch jol ; bat the preface was inoro im portant than the drama itself , being a treatise * m sethatic3. Thenceforth Hugo was th i ac knowledged leader of the ronnndsts , who warred fiercely against the classicists. Hi * claims to this distinction were strengthened by the publication of "Les Orientates " ia LS2S. Between that time and 1842 he pub- lihhed sixteen volumes of novels , dramas and political poem1 ? . Having ro'ched the highest distinction ia iteraturein 1811 , election tj the French Acad emy , in spite of the opposition of the old claHBi'cal school , he indulged in po'itical aspi rations which wre gratified by King Louis Philippe , in 1845 , who mad him a poor of France. On the revolution of Fubtuary , 18-18 , le was elected a deputy to the constituent as- enibly and voted with the conservatives. On. his re-election to the legislative assembly he became more democratic , and in vehement speeches denounced the reactionary tenden cies of the majority and President Lonid Na- poleon'd secret p ) licy. " On the coup d' etat of Dsc. 2 1831 , Hugo was among thcwe deputies who vainly sought to preeere the constitution nnd maintain the rights of the assembly. For _ this ho was proeeribed , and took ref uge in the island of Jersey , where he contin ued his opposition to Louis Napolean , pub lishing 'Napoleon let Petit" (1832) ( ) and his- bitter satires "Les Chautiments. " Two years later he was compelled , on account of some hostile manifestation to the French govern ment , to rfmove to tha island of Guernsey , , and in 1859 declined to accept the amnesty offmed to politic ? ! exiles In 155 ha published "Les Contemplations. " ' in 185'J. "La Le eide de Siecle ? , " nnd in IEG > , "Lea Miserables , " the latter simulta neously in nine languages and eight cities. 'Los Miserables" i * unquestionably hia most popular if not strongest romance. ' Chansons- ties Rues et de ? Dois , " "Les travaillenw de laMer Mer , " and "JJornme qui Kit" fo'lowed respectively in 1865 , ' 66 aad 'GO. In 18G9 he again refuse.1 amnesty at the h&nda of Louis- Napoleon. He published in the ligtppel a. protest against the plebiscite of May 8,1870 , ratifying tha new reforms of the emp'r < . the violencs of which caused it to be officially condemned. After tha fall of Napoleon and the prt-chmatioa of tro republic Hugo re turned to Paris aad soon after issued an ad- drtss to the Germans , urging the founation of a Carman republic aurl friendship with France. On February 8 , 38S1 , he waa- elected one cf tha forty-three repro- pentativea of the department of the Suna in the natirnal assembly , in which body ho opposed the parliamentary treaty of peicaith Germany. Taid arg-red the party of the right , and when he attjnp-ed to address the asjeiublv , on JJa-ch 8 , to violent was the opposition that he lalt inn tribun and resigne 5 his seat. Returning to Paris at tha outbreak of the commune , he vainlv po- tested in the rappel against tha destruction of the Veudome column , and soon after went to Brussels where he wrote a prote.it agjiost the course cf the Belgian government in regarl to the insurgents of Paris , and offering au asylum to the soldiers of thoc-mmune. His r. ward WAS a narrow e-cipe , through polica interven tion , from a mob which surrounded h hone. The government rtqtthiag him to quit Bni'sel ? , ha want to London and sfter th : condemnation o the It adeis of the rom- if.nne he returned to Paria and vainly inter ceded with M. Thiara on behalf of Rochefort , Rotsel and others. All the radical newt-pipers presented him as their candidate at the elec tion in Park , January 7 , 1872 , but he was defeated. In 1S72 ha published a volume of poem * , "L'Annee Terrible. " and on May 10 of the same year be an , with his rnn Francois tnd others , the publication of Le Peuple Souverain , a democratic journal. His novel "Ninety-Three , " appeared in 1873. It related to the war in the Vendee , introduced Robespierre , Danton and Mrat , and was published eimnitineou'ly in s ll the principal modern largusgea. Hta pnncipil works iince have bean "Acts and Word ? , " (1874-77) ( ) . "Legendj of Ages , " eec- end peries. "The Art of Beirga Grand father. " and 'Thn History of a Crime" (1877) ( ) "The Pope" OS'S ) , "The Supreme Puy" [ ' 879) ) , and "R-Iigious and Religion" (1830) ( ) . Two sons of the poet , Charles Victor and Francois Victor , obtained Home distinction aa authors. The formar died in 1871 as the age- of 45 , and the latter in 1873 , aged 43. Ctrl * Service and Soldiers. A delegation of the Grand Army of the He- public of the department of Pennsylvania md the Veteran Rights Union called on the aresldent , Manning and Black. In the interest jf the enforcement of laws relating to the ap pointment and retention of ex-soldiers in the : ivil Eervice. The president assured the del- ? eatlon that be desired to do all he could for ) ld soldiers ; that as president it was his duty : o Eee that all laws of tbo United States are enforced , and that be would be glad to ro- : elve any communication from them. ' Man- ling assured them tbatbis department would respect the law in question , hut he said ex- jnion soldiers who had been offensive partis- ins could not expect to be retained. They : ook their chances In the last presidential jlectlon. He added that there were a preat nany ex-union eoldiers and sailors who never iad been recognized In the distribution or of- Ices in the last twenty years , men -who are lemocrats , and that the claims or tbese metr be rccogrtzed by the department. k ? * , 75 , .