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OMAHA DAILY BEE , SEVENTEENTH YEAR OMAHA. JTBIDAY MORNING. JULY w. issr. NUMBER 41 ; NOT ONE NOTE OF DISCORD , The Ohio Republican Convention a Cheer ing Body of True Blues , HONEST JOHN FOR PRESIDENT' Forakcr Heads the Ticket on A Red Hot Stalwart I'latform Ilourboii Hhainft Denounced The llcbcl Fine Incident. Ohio llnpubllcaiiB. TOI.F.HO , July 28. The republican state convention was called to order nt 10 o'clock this morning by the temporary chairman , Mr. Ryan. The report of the committee on credentials and rules was adopted. The chairman of the committee on resolutions then read thu platform. The tariff plank was received with cli crs and all received moru or less applause. When the endorse ment of Foraker's administration was reached the convention cheered as ono man , many rising to their feet and swinging llicir hats. Loud calls were made for Foraker. The rebel Hag clause revived the demonstra tion. When tha last resolution , the famous Sherman endorsement was reached , the cheering broke out again and three cheers were given for Sherman before the reading could continue. Its close was marked by wild cheers. A motion was made to adopt the whole platform by ac clamation , which was dona. Tremendous cheering followed and loud calls were made for Sherman. Sherman did not appear and tha report of the committee on permanent organization was read and adopted. John Sherman was appointed permanent chair man nnd a committee of three was selected to conduct him to the chair. The convention was In good humor and It cheered Senator Sherman to the echo us ho took the platform. Ills speech was listened to wltn the closest attention nnd received with every demonstration of applause , rspeclally his declalmer that the endorse ment of the resolution had any effect upon district conventions next year , Hu received a tremendous round of applause at the close of his speech. Senator Sherman thanked the convention for the honor of presidium , and thanked the members on thu encouraging prospects for republicanism in the state nnd nation. Ho eulogized Foraker , and declared thu latter deserved both his popularity and lunomiua- tton , as ho had fairly earned them. He said that more than that ho had prevented the democratic president from surrendering to the confederates thu flags and banners they lost In the rebellion. Uo reviewed the work of the republican legislature and com mended it highly and then discussed state questions at some length. Ho com mended the platform and esue- clally the tariff , pauper labor and imported labor planks , nnd emphasized the demand In the ulatform for fairer con gressional elections. The senator closed by th an Ui n i : , In thu most heartfelt manner , the convention tor Us unanimous endorsement of him. Ho .said : " 1 know that this is a matter of sentiment , I know that this reso lution Is of no Importance unless the voters of the districts of Ohio nnd of the union shall , of their own free choice , elect delegates who will agree with yon In your opinion , 1 recognize the dis trict rule and thu rUht of every district to speak its own voice. " Ho closed by express ing his hlili ; appreciation of the honor done in Iho unanimous endorsement , The platform adopted begins with a strong protective tarilf plank as follows : "Wo are In favor of a protective tarltl to secure to American citizens the privilege of supplying every article which can bo produced as well In the United States as In other counties and sufficiently to supply American wants. Such n tan II makes n detiiend for nnd elves employment to the labor ot American clli/ctisaiid thereby nlds In securing lust compensation for labor. " The Ohio clemocratio platform of a tariff for revenue only Is strongly denounced , The resolutions urgn contrress to pass a law protecting us from the inroads of anarchists , communists , polygamlsts , fugitives ficm jus- tlcedeeudentpaupcrsinsane | ] , and nllothers who Been our shores not to become part of our civilization , but who como among us to maku war upon society. . The platform says on the Inbor question thai the condition of men who labor In the nortl cannot be maintained or Improved so long as those who labor In the south are wrongfully deprived of thu rights and powcra ol Amur ! can dtUccship. A fj.ce Ballot and n tali count In all sections of the country Is clu tunneled. The platform next declares "Wo have placed the war will Its hates and revenges behind us , but th Ktittlenientsof the war must Bland iriovoc able , respected , honored and observed In every part of the republic. Such duties 01 wool as will secure the American market tc Amoilcan producers are demanded , Libera pensions to soldiers und sailors , adequat appropriations for Improvement of nationa waterways , and national aid to cducatioi nro tnvored , nnd if lee muc revenue bo collected to meet the public need ; the lirst stop should bo the abolition of in ternal tax on American grown tobacco Thu resolutions further declare that th public lands should be sacredly held for th benellt of the actual settlers , and advocate proper enforcement of the civil service law nnd condemn "the false pretenses or Presl dent Cleveland's administration" re.aidin It. Sympathy for the efforts to sccur home rule for Ireland Is ex pressed. The action uf the presided t in vetoing the pension bills and the spit i manifested towards disabled soldiers Is con demned. His veto ot Iho dependent pension bill is characterized as unjust nnd unmer ited. " Governor Forakor's administration is warmlv endorsed and his "patriotic declara tion that no rebel flags should bu surrcndurcd vvhllu ho is governor , " Is especially endorsed. Regarding the liquor tralllc the party pledge them selves to such further legislation as may bo necessary to keep abreast with enlightened public sentiment on tills question. In con clusion the plalturm pavs n glowing Irlmite to thu unfaltering loyalty and long services of.lolin Sherman , whoso genius nnd patriot ism are stamped upon the statutes nnd con stitution of thn country nnd presents nis name to the people ot the United States as a candidate for the presidency , assuring them of our hearty and cordial support and believ ing his nomination will be all wise und juaf- clous. Dr. Graydom , of Cincinnati , then took the platfoim and nominated Governor Foraber tor his second term. In a ten minutes' speech. The motion was carried bv acclamation amid n whirlwind of cheers. Governor Foraker , in accepting the nomination for gov ernor , tnndo a biief speech , In which he made answer to some charges made against him by the democratic plattorm re cently adopted. He reviewed the financial record ot the last democratic administration and compared It with the republican manage ment to refute the charge that hH adminis tration waa iinouslness-llke. Captain Lvons v\as chosou for lieutenant povernoron thesecond ballot. Judgu William Spear , of Trumbull , was then nominated Miprcme judco forthulontr termJudge F. li. Dlckman , present incumbent , was ruuoml- nnted tor short term. It did not take the republican convenlion long to complete thu state ticket , after the Sherman resolution wns passed and thu speeches ot Fomker and Sherman had beea - inncle. The convention adjourned at 3:30. : The complete ticket is as follows : Gov ernor , J. H. Foraker ; lieutenant-governor , Captain W. C. Lon ; supreme judeu ( long term ) , William T. Spenr ; supreme judcu ( stunt term ) , F. J. Dlckman ; state treasurer , J. 0. Hrown ; attorney-general , I ) . K. Wat son ; member of theboniil of publlu works , C. A. Concornluir Mr. Hlnlno. Nr.w YOHIC , July W. The Kvenlng Post says : "Tho lilalnu faction In Ohio have been pretty effcettrilly extiagnlshed tor the time bo Ing by the Toledo convention. It Is now almost certain that Illinois aud In diana will follow Ohio. The voice of Ihe latter stnto will be heard and listened to In . the Bouth. Sherman has won n notablu vlc > toiy , and Itjwlll be well for lilalnn to turn Ills stops homeward without delay U ho would pUUlW ! ) t M Toledo con - vention started yesterday. " The Post then quotes General Ueatly's article In the Toledo Bee nnd says : "It only needs n few men In ench plate with equal plainness of speech to send the blatherskites to the rear and restore the republican leadership to the sober-minded nnd thoughtful slate-unon who yet remain. This Is what lias boon accomplished at Toledo , and wo cannot fall to congratulate the party on the moral Improvement which It Implies. While the convention Ihls vcar does not stop the state from declaring for Hlnlno next year , It renders tlmtrcsult highly improbable. " A Prohlliltioti Call. CmcAno , July 2i The national prohibi tion party to-day Issued the following : The national committee of the prohibition party are hereby called to meet In Chicago , November 10 , Ii > b7 , for the purpose of lixing the time and place of the national nominat ing convention of 1S5S and transacting such other business as pertains to the national committee. In states which have been or ganized since Julv 24 , 1 1 , It Is it-quested tlmt the .state central committee name two members of the national committee and send n record of such appointment to this olllcc. In a case where a member of the national committee cannot attend the meeting ot the committee , a pioxy may bo appointed , hut such proxy must ho a resident of the state lie ropiesents. On the 17th ot November a gen eral conference ot prohibitionists will bo field in Chicago lor siufnestlons and consulta tions , and nn invitation is hereby extended lo members of Ihe party to bu present. .lonv li. FI.NTII , Chairman. A. J. JUTKINS , Corresponding Sec'y. Kcpulillcnns. Hosio.v , July 23. At a meeting of the re publican state central committee to-day It was voted to hold the state convention In Boston September US. SENATOR STANFORD'S SUUEEI ) . Ho Sayfl the Government Owes the Conlral Puccllc $ ( itUMUUO. : SAN FRANCISCO. July 23. Senator Stan ford appeared before the Pacllic Investigating committee to-day. In answer to various in- tcrro.atorles , he read a written answer at great length. In it he detailed the history of the Central Pacltic from Its Inception. When the road was built the government was paying SS.000,000 annually for the trans portation of malls and military and Indian supplies. This compensation , without re duction , was to bo credited to the tlrst prin cipal of the railroad debt , and thu company would also pay 0 pur cunt ou its net earnings to apply on the bonds. These ac counts , Senator Stanford said , would liquidate all thu claims betore thu expiration ot thirty years. The government , however , had reduced the compensation to a point less than that allowed eastern roads , lie In veighed at a great length against the Thur- man sinking fund net. Subsidies of land to its competitors weio greater than those al lowed the Centinl Pacilic. Ho ligured out some losses b > reason of this competition as named by Mr. Miller previously to this. Standford adds up the loss to the com pany by being compelled to sell bonds re ceived lr6m the government , thu amount saved by the government In the way of transportation , losses by refusal of the gov ernment to patent the company's laud giants , loss by the sinking fund investment , and Intoims thu commission that the road has a valid claim n/ainst thn government of n round total of Sf 3QOOOJO to apply against hu government loan. TOLL I VliiT'S TO W N. Blorchcnd , Kentucky , in a Constant Btnto of Holer. Lr.xiNOTON , Ky. , July 28. Colonel li. Cnstleman and Adjutant Koger Williams returned from Morehead to-day , where they had been sent by Governor Knott to Inquire Into the propriety of sending troons there to attend the sessions ot the circuit court , which is sut to convene next Monday. The governor's commission decided to report adversely to sending troops to Morehend. The town Is dead , every business house is closed and Ihu dooi- nailed up , with the exception ot ono small grocery store and saloon , the latter being carried on by the widow of Cialg Tolliver. The town is patrolled clay and nit lit by forty members ot the Law nnd Order society armed with Wlnchcstci rlrles. It is the gen eral teelinp thnt ns soon ns the patrol is re moved the Tolllverltes will swoop down on thu town and avenge the death of their chief. It Is believed that the only true solu tlon of the bloody feud is to lot the citi/ons of Uowan county bettlu it among them selves , - " . . . _ _ _ Alarmlntr Increase of I''lres. Niw : YOHIC , July US. iSpuclnl Telecran lo the liKK.I The number of largo lire : throughout the country ithln the past twc months has become n matter ot thoughtful i not serious concern with Insurance com panics. The best posted men in the businos say that in that tlmu thu amount of losses ha been from two to three tunes what U was fo the wholu ot last year. In other woids toner or live times usual rates , The annual amoiin of losses average about S1UO,000OUO. At tli office of a firm of well-known insuranc brokers yesterday It was said lhat thu las month had been the most disastrous In fir record of any like period , snvo of course 1 that embracing the Chicago and Boston lire ? So far as had been learned only two con : panics had made any money in tl.at si months. There Is one thins that has eomu to the fore prominently , and that Is In relation to llerr Most As Indicative of the extent to which the Insurance companies ino being roused to the question It Is only necessary to call attention to a special meeting ot thu Now York board of umicnvrlteis held yes terday to discuss this very subject and about ways and means lo meet thu emergency , llerr Most's book bearing on the subject ot dynamrto and phosphorous as incendnry agents was considered at leiiu'th , especially his claim that many recent tiles were duo to their u > o. Copies ot newspapers , the book itself and all available Information upon the point were , thu week before , handed over to the committee on the policy und origin of llri-s , with instructions to make a thorough investigation of the matter and report upon some plan vvulch would check , it possible , the great Increasn in numbers of iires which were undoubtedly ineendmry. The Pacilie coast Uns been peculiarly fortunate , thn losses for six mouths not CMVoding twenty live per cunt of the average. On the wholu situation an insurance agent said > eitprday. "It this thing keeps up wo are going to stop , that's all. WanlH to Oust "Me Too. " Nr.w VoiiK , July US. Attniney General O'Urlun nas brought suit In thesiiprcmucoutt against ox-United States Senator Thomas C. Platt to remove him from office as quarantine commissioner , on the ground of his being a non-resident of the metropolitan district , and tlie fuitlior reason , as alleged , lhat ho was not properly sworn Into ofllce. Thuat- tornev general asks thu sumeme court to de clare his orllc * vacant , and to line PIntt ! 2,000 and the coiU ot thu action , A similar suit ha'j also been brought against Quarantine Commissioner John A. Nichols. Weather Indication * . For Nebraska : Local rains in northern portion , fair weather In southern portion , winds cenornlly southerly , nearly stationary t'inM | > nitiiri' , For Iowa : Fair weather , stationary tem- poritture 111 eastern portion , hlcher tempera ture \\fstmn portion , variable winds , gen erally easterly. For Central nnd Wustern D.ikota : Local wins , stationary temperature , variable winds neuerally easterly. Tui'iihull Doomed , UIIKYKXXKVyo. . , July : ! 3. Charles Turn- bull , convicted of the murder of Charles Mil- Id. ley , at Liisk. was sentenced to bo haiued , October ! < . Turnbull appears unconcerned at'out ' Ills fr.te. Much Naphtha Destroyed. ST. PvTiitsmuo : ; , , lidyS. ! The lire In Ihe naphtha spring storehouses at li&lachna has been extinguished. Onu million pods iiapu- \\ereburiicd \ , ' KANSAS CITY MADE M SICK The President Wants to Meet No More Invitation - vitation Committees. SEND THE "BIDS" BY MAIL. A Plaintive Appeal to Scnntor Harris , of Tennessee Wftshlnijton Suolcty Agitated Ily Another Hcnndnl Capital City We'.vs. Ho IB Tlrctl. WASHINGTON , July 21 The president to- ilny received a telegram front Senator Harris saying a committee of lOOclti/ens of Atom- phis was comlni : to Washington to tnvlto thu president to visit that city di'rlug his western trip. The president telegraphed Senator Harris In reply to use hts Inlluunco to pre vent any movement of that sort. Ho said tliatwhllo \\illal\\ajs bo pleased to see thu [ iconic of Tennessee at the capital , ha thinks they ought to bo spared a long Join- noy to Washington during the heated term on a mission of this sort when a written In vitation sent by mall would bo as effective and us much appreciated. Similar answers will be sent tc other western cities where ar rangements nro being made to send Invita tion-bearing committees to Washington. It is stated at the white housothat the president will give the same consideration to Invita tions received by mall as to those berne by committees , no matter how largo and 1m- ptesslvu the latter may be. Criminal Intimacy. WASHINGTON , July 28. [ Special Telegram to the UKK.J The details of a highly sensa tional scandal , In which an oftlccr of the navy will hgure as one of the principal ! * , are llkuly to be developed through the local police courts. IX W. II. Crawtord Is an officer of the medical corps of the navy , and Is on duty at the naval hospital In tnts city. It la al leged ttiat Crawford has been criminally inti mate with Eva W. White , a girl of thirteen years who resides with her parents in the vi cinity of the hospital. Letters written by Crawford In which the criminal Intimacy Is acknowledged , came Into the possession of the girl's family , and it Is allowed her brother , who Is engaged In business In another city , came hero to punish the otfendcr. An effort was made by Craw- fold and his irlends to settle the difficulty amicably , and It is said Crawford oil erred to marry Miss White. These efforts lor at ) amicable ad justment , however , tailed , and this afternoon Crawtord was arrested and taken before a magistiatu charged with criminal intimacy witu Miss White , under the recent act of concvess known as the "Utah act , " which deliiifls Mich intimacy with a female below eighteen jeais of any as rape. The defend ant waived examination and gave bonds to answer before the court , bpeulal Interest at taches to this case becausu it is the Iirst that has occurred hoio under the act , na well as on account of the otticial and social standing of the accused. The act In question was In tended specially to apply to Utah , but siuco Its passage It has been discovered that it ap plies to every territory ot the United States. A Fovv Svveot Statistics. WASHING rex , July 28. The chief of the bureau of statistics has Issued his quarterly report , which , contains , amonc other inter esting matter , tables in regard to sugar and molasses , snowing the imports and exports of these aitlcles si'ico lh9 , their production in the United States and foreign countries for a srilesof years , the present tarilf rates In leading commercial countries , and import duties Imuosed by various countries on sugar. The value ot imports of sugar has ranged from 4.IS per rent of the value ot dutiable Imports In 1S25 , to 10 per cent of such imports in 1875 , and the duty collected thereon has fluctuated from 4.70 per cent of all customs duties on dutiable merchandise in iS'ii , to 28.0 per cent. In IbiVi. A table is given showing the leading sources , of our customs revenues In the order of magnitude for a series ot jears. Sugar and molasses comprise our leading source ot revenue , being lit per cent , ot the total collected in lbs'1. manufacturers o wool standing next at 14 per cent. The highest annual average speclllc ratuofdutv collected on sugar was In IMiS , when It amounted to il.s cents per pound , and the lowest In 1 01 , at ? f cent per pound. The higlast annual nvcr.iun cost of augur per pound was In ISiO. when It wa' fi.17 cents per pound , and the lowest In Ib'so , when It was 2.7 cents per pound. Fotelgn prices tor sucar have been tending down waid since 1531. largely caused by the world's Increased pioductlou. Interesting data are given In ree.ud to the Mijar product of this and other countries , and of the origin and growth of the industry in Louisiana. The latter had Its most prosperous period Ju t prior to the civil war , since when It hag not fully recovered. Then anlu the laigely In creased pioductlon of foreign coun tries rendered It difficult for our producers to compute successfully with them in our market. During the period just prior to the war wo produced about one-fourth of the su ar consumed in the country. During the last calendar year , however , we produced only cino-umtli. The statement ot thu esti mated consumption of sugar per capita for a scries of tears shows : ( iic.it Htitain , 7.1 pounds ; United States , 5J.3 : Switzerland , SI.U ; France , 24.5 ; Germany , 17 pounds. Plenro-Pnoumonla Suppression. WASHIXOION , July 2S. TI.O chief of the bureau of animal Industiy has made his preliminary report to the commissioner of agriculture in reference to the suppression of pleuro-pnoiimonia for the six months ended JunoiX ) , Ibs7. HO states that the act of Match 3 has enabled thu buieaii to accom plish very much moru than hud been possible previous to that time. The now rules had been favorably lecelved and accepted by the following Mates and territories : Alaska , Ari/ona , C.illloinla , Dakota , District of Co lumbia , Idaho , Iowa , Kansis , Kentucky , Louisiana , Man land , Maine , Min nesota , Mississippi. Montana , Nmv Jeisev. New Mexico , Vow York , Nebraska , Nevada , North Carolina , Ohio , Rhode Island , South Carolina , 'I ennesst > e , Texas , Vermont. Virginia , Wellington , West Virginia and Wominir. Thu legislatures of Illinois , Sow York , Rhode Island and Virginia have passed laws giving lull authority to the na tional bureau , etc. Pennsylvania Is the only state believed to be Infected with pleuro- pneumonia , the authorities of which have declined both to accept the new rules and regulations and to glvo thu national inspec tors any recognition in this work , The last communication from the governor of that statuwas to the effect th.it 1'ennsylvania would allow the government to pav the ex penses ot the work provided It was done wholly under and subject to the rules of officers appointed by the governor. Other conditions arc nlso named , which the clikf of thu bureau thlnlis It would bo useless to comply with , and ho recommends investigation Into the extent of the Intect'on ' of Pennsylvania , and it It should he found Milllcient to endanger other status , that a rigid quarantine bo es tablished. During thesuslx months the of ficers ot the bureau have Inspected 2 , : 5S herds in Illinois , containing 12,631 animals. They have madu post moiteui examination1 } on carcasses of 5lt3 animals that have been slaughtered from the infected district , and of the.so 29U animals stowed signs of contagious plcurn-pnenmonla. Since April 20 81U animals have been com- pulsorlly slaughtered In Cook county and paid for by this bureau. Of these 2.14 , or neatly 50 per cent , vote altected by this dis ease , v cry tew affected animals are now being found , and It Is believed thu outbreak U about stamped out. In Maryland 2-JiW herds have been Inspected , containing 25.7IM animals. Of these herds 2XJ , containing ! 2,070 animals , were quarantined. The num ber of diseased animals found In these herds was 741. A total of lU5.'i post mortem oxanv - ( nations liavo been madu , on carcasses nBT slaughtered animals , showing 7& > to have ubeen affected witu pleuro-pneuraonla.- I lew. KCeut cases 1 tUe Ulsea59 Cave been * . ' ' " ' ' ' ' . < . found , and It Is believed but llttlo moro Is to be apprehended. Thu work In New Jersey has only recently com menced. Four hundred and litty-threo herds , containing : iBlfi animals , have been In spected. Twenty herds have been found In- feted , containing 284 head , ot which 35 were reported diseased and 23 animals were slaughtered , of which 15 were found to have been effected with plmiro-pneumonla. In Nuw York 7G herds , contalnlne2,2U ( animals , were inspected. Ot these 45 herds wore In fected , and contained U37 animals , of which 125 were reported diseased. The number slaughtered was 117 , ot which 2,1 showed lesstous of pleuro-pneiiinoiiia. The total number of heids Inspected during six months Is S. : i , containing , OM animals ; UtW herds and 11,023 animals have been placed In quar antine , among which were found U04 diseased animals. Post-mortem examinations were madu on the carcass of 4,0 > 1 animals , and showed that 1,041 of these had been affected with plcuro-pneunionla. The Constitution's Centennial. WASIIINOTON , July23. A committee from Philadelphia , representing the constitutional centennial commission , headed by Hon. John A. Kasson , had a conference with the president to-day and agreed upon the pro- gramuio for the celebration as follows : September 15-Processlonal Industrial dls- plav , contrasting the commerce aud indus trial and the social characteristics or the country in 1787 with those of 1887. In the evening the governor of Pennsylvania will hold a reception In honor of the governors of states and territories- . September 10. Military parade and review by thu president of regiments and compan ies ot mllltaiy of the several states and terrl- toilcs , accompanied by their respective gov ernors and staff , and by such forces of th army and navy as shall be detailed for that purpose. In the evening of the same day the president of the United States will receive the governors of the several states and terri tories , representatives of foreign govern ments , military , and the people at large. September 17. The special service of com memoration will occur. The president will preside. Mr. Justice Miller , of thu United Hiatus supreme court , will deliver the era tion. tion.Tho The president Informed the commltttoo that ho was In cntlro sympathy with the com mission and would do what ho could to make the celebration a success. I'ostnl Changes' . WAIIUNOTON , July 28. ( Special Telegram to the HKK.I The following changes have been made in star schedules In NebrasKa and Iowa : Lansing to Waukon : Lcavo Lansing dally except Sundays at 6 a. m. , arrive at Waukon dally except Sundays at 1:30 : p. in. , nrrlvo at Lansing by 7.TO : p. m. Marlon to Cedar liapids : Lcavo Marlon dally except Sundays at 0:45 : a. m. and 11:45 : a. m. , arrive at Cedar Haplds by 10:30 : a. m. and 12:30 : p. m.lcavo ; Cedar Haplds dally except Sundavs at 11:45 : p. in. and 5:15 : p. in. , auivu at Marlon by 2:30 : p. m. and G p. m. Decorah to Prosper , Minn. : Lcavo Do- corah daily except Sundays at 2 p. m. , ar rive at Prosper by 0 p. m. ; leave Prosper daily except Sundays at 8 a. m. , arrive at Do corah by 12 m. llebion to Nelson : Leave Hebron Mon days , Wednesdays and Fridays at 8 a. m , , arilvent Neleon by 4:30 : p. m. ; leave Nelson Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays at b a. in. , arrive at Hebron by 4:30 : p. in. William W. Laymen was to-day commis sioned postmaster at Nassau , la. Upper Mississippi Improvements. WASHINGTON , July 23. The annual report of Major A. Mackenzie , United States en gineer , upon the Improvements of the Mis sissippi river between St. Paul and DCS Moines rapids , has been received by the chief of engineers. In his general remarks he says : "The resulU already accomplished show the Mississippi river between St. Paul and Des Molncs rapids can bo put In such a condition as to make navigation sure and comparatively easy , but to accomplish this requires time and continued work under liberal appropriations. As an amount that can bo expended during the llscal year end IngIuno 3J , 189'J. I submit an estimate of Sl.fXJO.OOO. " Major Mackenzie iec.ommend8 the following speclllc appropriations : 830,000 tor snag boats and dredges , 8hO,405 for com pleting impiovuments at Des Moines rapids , 310,2)0 to complete the dry dock at the Des Moines canal. _ _ _ _ _ Clerkships for Westerners. WASHINGTON , July 23. [ Special Telegram to the UP.E.J Miss Klla F. Laskln , of Nebraska braska , was to-day promoted from 81,000 to 31.200 in thu general land cilice. William O. Webster , of Iowa , was ap pointed to a § 1,000 clerkship In the bureau o' labor. The Washington I'ostnfllcp. WASHINGTON , July 23. [ Special Tele gram to the BKE.J Don M. Dickinson , o Detroit , who Is Raid to be backing John J Knrlght of that city for postmaster of Wash' ' ington , said to-day that ho knew nothing whatever about Enrleht's candidacy. 1 Knrlght is an applicant for the place , Dick' inson has not spoken to thn prusidunt In hi behalf. Mr. Dickinson added that it wonh. not surprise him In the least If the place is tendeied to the widow of General Hancock. Invostleatln ; ; the Seizures. WASHINGTON , July 28. The secretary of state has received a dispatch from Consul General Phulan at Halifax saying that ho is Investigating the recent seizures of American vessels in Canadian waters and has In structed the consul atCharlottestown , Prince Edward's Island , to Ukuthe measurement of the sea off the points whore the seizures were made so as to establisn the exact distance from shore. Pensions for Iowa. WASHINGTON , July 28. [ Special Telo- tothn HKI : . | The following pensions have been granted lowans : H. C. Smith , Ran 3i dolph ; Alex Carpenter , Hancroft ; William C. Creswell , Davenport : D. P. Hammond , LeMars ; H. D. Uullock , Nodawnv. Increase : William Ward , Murray : H. W. Mervln. Peterson ; A. OGrooms , Hnnterville ; Daniel C. Conor , Council 1luffs ! , reissue. TOUACCO "COUXEUED. " Leaf Taken n Sncldm , KMc of Fitty 1'cr Cent. NH Tonic , July 28. The statement Is pi Inted here that great excitement prevails among tobacco dealers and manufacuircrs at the present time , ami prices for leaf tobicco have Increased from 50 to 103 per cent during July ami the mid Is not yet. The principal cause of this Increase Is the fact that a very short crop is anticipated. This Is duo to two causes : First , the extremely low prices for tobacco prevailing last year dis gusted many growers , BO that this season they curtailed their plantlnir , and in many cases abandoned It altogether. Added to this the long con tinued drought in the tobacco region Is ex pected to entail a grave lessoning of the small cion. With this knowledge it Is said that for some time p < st speculators have been Quietly buying In all the leaf tobacco they could get and a remarkabla rise In In prices Is consequent upon thu "corner. " MANY MINUS _ rLOODEn. A Ittvcr Overflows and Kills Up Coal Shaft * . REAPING1'a , , July 2S. Owing to the recent storms swelling small streams , the Llttlo Lehlgh rlvor this morning overflowed Its banks and the water dashed Into a largo number of Iron ore mines In Long Swamp township , this county. Some ot thu shafts are 150 teet deep. They are all tilled up and fifteen acres of ground covered with mines Is under water , presenting thu appearance of a good-sUed lake. All the machinery and buildings are submerged and 200 men nro out of employment In consequence. They cannot resumework for months. Many of them madu narrow escapes , as thu water rushed Into tint mines very rapidly. The loss to owner * is heavy. Two Hundred I'uople Homcles * . KnussKM , July 23. A lire In the lown of , Siedkerku , In Urabanj , Belgium ' , to-day de - stroyed thirty-three'.house's , depriving So people of tlielr homes , i . . ; ' " ' . , . ' . . " . A TRlUMPIIANf SUCCESS , Closing Scenes of the Ohantauqua at Long Pine , LIGHTNING'S FATAL STROKE. One Cdltor Cowhides Another at Lin coln Fremont People Throng to Hear the Jersey Lily Other Nebraska News. The Grand Finnic. LONO PINK Neb. , July 2i [ Special Tele gram to the lhi.l : : Thu evening of thu 2Mh closed In a manner appropriate to the occa sion for the Grand Army day. The three cornet bands collected around thu officers' headquarters and called out Governor Thayer , Colonel Uussoll , U. W. Martin , president of the assembly , and the balance of the olllcurs of the association , and stated that they were there for the purpose of giving the governor a reception. This was done In grand style , and at the close the governor thanked them and was well pleased with the amount of at' tentloi ; that they were bestowing on him. The music reverberated all through the woods and sounded sweetly to everyone present and being In thu still hours of the night brought all to thu doors of their tents. The governor loft on the morning train and was conducted to the station by all the bands and olllcers who thereby showed their appre ciation and gratitude to him In the most mag- nlflcent manner for his pruseuco. This is the last day and still the grounds are tilled with the people determined to stay till the last moment as woods and excellent water are found In such abundance only In very few places In Nebraska. They wa t to occupy the advantage as long as they can before going back to the monotonous scenes of the open prairie. Kuv. Dr. Askln , of Kearney , lectured at 10 o'clock on tha subject of Victor Hugo and the author was handled In excel lent style. It was as tine a loctuio as has been delivered on the grounds and was an excellent tieat to those who are readers and lovers of his works. The doctor is a promis ing young man and will certainly make his mark in the world. He Is a native of Lon don and a graduate of Oxford. The balance of the day was occupied In graduating ex ercises , and the time was occupied In exer cises appropriate to the closing scene of a successful and very instructive Chau taiKiua assembly. The evening was occupied by the band and glee club , which gave as line a concert as has been rendered in northern Nebraska , and speeches from several ot the lecturers and a final address from Rev. Dr. Evans , of Chicago , who Is a grand man and has force enough In him for three men. O , W. Mnrtin then thanked the lecturers for tholr valued assistance , the officers and people for their close attendance and attention to the different exercises and was eloquent and enthusiastic In the success of the assembly , and promised better things in the future. Thus closed ouo of the most pho- nominal meetings for a young assembly that Is on record , and the momentum gained Is to crown it in thu future with the grandest suc cess. Everybody Is well pleased. Not a hitch in the management and not a moment lost , and the lineal talent In the land puts the assembly in a position tnnt It must maku everything good in the future , as the founda tion is built ou rock. An Educational Switch. FRHMONT. Xob. , July as. [ Special to the URE. ] The lease of the Fremont normal and arid business college has Just been transferred to a company consisting ot Prof. N. E. Leach , superintendent of the public schools of St. Paul ; Prof. George Kellar , superintendent of the Hooper schools , and Messrs. C. A. Leach and H. A. Welnard , of Maquokota , la. The Institution will be under the direct manage ment of the two former gentlemen. It will , however , remain for the coming year under the present management of Profs. Leach and Kellar having obligations tor the coming Hchool year that they cannot honorably break. Those two gentlemen are among the best normal workers In Nebraska , the ionnur having had twenty-three years' experience in graded schools and the latter thlitcen. Pythlnn Ilrlgado Officers. LINCOLN , Neb. , July 28. [ Special Tele gram to thu Bi'.K.J The uniform divisions of the uniform rank of thu Knights of Pythias of Nebraska met In this city to-day and or- ganlied the tlrst regiment of Nebraska ana elected a brigadier tor thp brigade , composed of the North and South Platte regiments. The following ollicurs were elected : Hriga- dier , W. L. Dayton , of Lincoln ; adjutant- general , J. W. Irwin , of Lincoln. Thutol- lowlni : aie olllcers of the first regiment : Col onel , W. F. Downs , of Lincoln ; lloutunant- colonel. Captain S. D. Hunt , of McCook ; major , Lieutenant Shnman , ot Aurora ; sur geon , Dr. Leese , of recumseh. Sirs. Imngtry at Fremont. FnnvioNT , Neb. , July 23. [ Special to the BEK.J The appearance of Mrs. Langtry at the Fremont opera house last evening was one of the greatest theatrical successes over scored here. The famous Jersey Lily was greeted with a magnificent audlenco , who paid S- ! apiece to see and hoar her. Mis. Langtrv was very much pleased with Fremont and In spected several pieces of real estate In per son , and it Is reported that she bought heavily. Horspwhlpppd Ily a Itrothor Editor. LINCOLN , Neb. , July 28. [ Soeclal Tele gram to the Hii : : . I Considerable excite ment was created hero this evening by Henry llruegemann , cdlotr of the Staats An/elger , horse-whipping through the streets J. I ) . Kluech , editor of the Free Piosse. The trouble originated over an article recently published in the Free Pressoto the effect that thn Staats An/.elger would ho sold at sheriff's gale in the near futuie. Uruegemann was arrested and awaits a picllmlnary examina tion. Struck ity GuND ISLAND , Neb. , July 27. [ Special Telegram to thu UIE. : | Neiles Hanson , who lives li\o miles southeast of Grand Island , was struck by lichtnlng at U o'clock to-day. He was out in the field at thu time. His team was instantly killed and ho BO seriously in- iured that there am no hopes of his recovery. Dining the same storm thu llghtnlni ; .struck a small tree In the yard of W. W. Uinor , shock ing the lamlly conslder.ibly. An Ovation to Tliajror. O'NEILL , Neb. , Julj 2-j.-SnccUl | Telegram - gram to the BKI : . | Governor Thayer was tendered a grand ovation along the line In Holt county to-day , Stuart , Atkinson and O'Neill meeting him at the train with bands and fla s. There was an Immense crowd at O'Neill. Thugoveinor spoKe , thanking thu people and wishing tham prosperity. Colonel Kussell was with the governor. Fatal Llclitnlnc Holt. OS-KALOOSA , la. , July 23. [ Special Tele gram to thu HKK.J During a severe storm this afternoon about ei.ht miles southeast of hero a boy by thu namii of Cablu was struck and killed by llgntnlng. Ills mother was also stunned , \ \ lulu another dtroku killed a horse near by. by.The The Itlvcr Cut at Sioux City. Sioux CITY , la. , July 2S. [ Special Telegram - gram to the HKK. ] The Missouri continues to cut the bank In front of this city , several hundred feet of valuable property having gonu out of siu'lit in the last twenty-four hours. Ther.illrotiN hnvu.TXJinen at woik to keep back thu water from their tracks. Hubert McAuley , aged live , Mippel elf a raft Into Urn Missouri to-day and \sas drouneij. All elforts to find Ins body have becji tuisuc- ces-stul. Pour fiirl * DrowncMl. LOWK.I.L Miss.duly 25. Katie Halllhan , IXslla Welch. Macula Toomey and Ltu > y Cal- lafmn went bathing this ufternoon In the Concord river at Noith Hnlle. Tlio current ri Carried them beyoml thejr depth audrall ymre UronnOU. ' ' ' ' HEALY SUSPENDED. The IlodoitUtalilo Tim Threatens to llrcak A Tory'fl Neck. LONDON , July 28. In the commons this evening debate was resumed on the land bill , O'Kclly's motion to glvo tenants six months for redemption after written notice of evic tion was rejected. After further talk Morley suggested that the government allow tenants one month of undisturbed possession be tween the service notice and execution ot the decree. Dalfotir accepted this , express ing the hope that the opposition would at tempt to press the government no further. After some further discussion a passage of arms occurred between Timothy Hcaly and the chairman , the former complaining of conservative interruptions. Thu Incident was ended by Healy apologl/lng. The excite ment continuing , the chairman reproved Do- Llslc ( conservative ) as disorderly , and refus ing to allow him to maku an explanation , suspended thu sitting In committee. The chairman then reported that during the last division following the Healy incident Do- Lisle camu to him and remonstrated tor not being allowed to explain , wheicupou lloaly reproached him and said : "Como out , DoLIslo , It vou are a man. If you Interrupt inu again I'll bicak your neck. " Healy said hu tult no regret and would abide by the consequences. Smith moved to suspend Healy and the motion was carried without division , Healy having requested his friends not to vote against It. After this the Interruptions continued when the nationalists tried to speak , until Dually Sir William Vurnor Harcourt Im plored thu chairman to oxoreiso his authority to prevent a systematic Insult from the oppo sition. He said members mlsht movu to suspend him If they liked. A bitter debate ensued , tint tha matter was finally pa sud over , the speaker agreeing with W. 11. Smith that no particular section of the house waa guilty of provocation. AN UNOAhLBlpQiC INSULT. Hoik Patrick A. Collins' Troubles With ( ustomi Official * . UnLFAsr , July 2S. When the Hon. Pat rick A. Collins , of Boston , and his entire party reached Uolfast yesterday they were detained In the custom house with much formality and tholr baggage subjected to n rigid examination. Kvcry parcel of It was unpacked and minutely examined. Even the smallest handbag carried was opened nnd upset. When the trunks were emptied the bottoms and sldos wore also ex amined tor thu purposn of seeing wnuthcr they contained secret chambers for smuggling goods or dynamite. What made this more exasperating was the fact that the woik was performed by detectives and not by the regu lar customs olllclals. Mr. Collins said tills evening that hu was astounded at the treat ment , which ho had never bu- fore received. lie was greatly as tonished on the steamer before reaching lielfast to bo accosted by dctuctives , who asked him a number of questions , demand ing his name , business , where from and where going. He gavu them the Informa tion. Ho believes that since the Ireodom of Dublin was conferred upon him the govern ment has been on his track. He keenly feels his Inability to travel In a free country without being molested by Iguorant police men. The Thistle' * Itnclni ; Gear. ICopl/rfght JIW7 by Jama Oonl ofcmiflt. . ] GLASOOW , July 23. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the UKIJ : The steamer Clicassla sailed from hero to-day having on board the Thistle's racing spars and gear. A longer spinnaker boom than the one raced with hero has also been sent over. Showers of Ljoouqta. iroi/i ; | ( glit 1897 l > v James ( Jordan /icmiet'.l ' Bni'SSKt.B , July 88. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the UKI : . ] Owineto the ex ceptlonal heat , and the drought , which is the greatest known for the last thirty-two years , tremendous quantities of locusts are shower ing down upon the crops in eastern Flan- dors. Oats are completely destroyed. Look Out For Dissolution. LONDON , July 23. Lord Salisbury , speak ing at Noivvich to-day , warned the conserva tive party to prepare for a possible dissolu tion of parliament. Ho said parliament had often met with an early termination when it' lite seemed unendangered , and that the con servatlvo party must organize to Instinct thu people against the deception of the separat Ists' apostlus , who were only too numerous , Riotous Strikers at Ijlmerlck. DUIILIN , July 2S. Strikers at the Limniick dock , attended by a mob numbering thous anils , hooted anil stoned the Imported Waterford - terford laboiers while the latter wore un loading a vessel to-day. Much damage wa clone to shipping and the dockyard sheds. The police charged on the mob with drawn batons , and in a lively light that followed many skulls were broken. It is feared there will bu moru serious trouble. Fatal Accidents. LONDON , July 23. Two pluasuro yachts both tilled with people , c ipslzed In a squall off Yarmouth to-day. Tun persons were drowned. HEVDIXO , Pa , , July 2S. A covered wagon was run Into by a train on thn Pennsylvania road HI Hiduowooil Station this mornlne and four persons killed. Ferdinand and ( tuliraria. LONDON , July 2S. Prince Ferdinand Is expected at Snlia early in August to take the oath of office. The Bulgarian government 'has sent to the officials of the various towns through which the prince wjll pass orders to receive the new ruler with due honors. Favor International Arbitration. LONDON , July 23. More thin UK ) members of parliament , including eight ex-ministers , have signed a memorial addressed to Presi dent Cleveland and the United States con gress in fa\oi ot thu settlement ot interna tional disputes bv arbitration. lionlnnuor AVunts to Fitrhr. 1'Aiiis July US. The Courrler cluSoIr re ports that General UoiiUnucr has requested olUeial permission tochillungo .M , Fiirivl to light a duel on account ol tno ux-premiei's le- cent speech at Kpiual. Knotitrh Alcohol For a Nation , Unit.XB , July 23. Pursuant to thu new spirit monopoly law thu government ha- , purchased alcohol sulllclunt for thu wholu country tor onu j ear's consumption. IIcrrflCbrd'H ItoHlcmitioii Unaccepted. LOVDO.V , July 23. The queen lias refused to accept thu resignation of Lord Charles Hercstord. The Hot Weather CaiiMRH a Htiortugr In Hen Fruit. NEW Vor.K , July 23. I'lm hot spell has had a rumarkablu effect on the ei : supply , and 1,000 Inrrels have been .spoiled bj bning hatched on thu road or In thu nest before being packed. The head of one of thu hi'jj- est egg houses In the city liitonncd a reporter to-day that of l.liw barrels received In the last twunty-four hours not SOO weru good , while home lots of a hundicd cases or moru sent by express were a total loss. Hit ueio not tor thu eggs that , \oro placed In cold storage a month ago , thn market would bo stripped. Strictly frudh eggs uannot bo ob tained at any price. Heat r.-uallliPs' at St. , loo. ST. JosKi'ii , Mo. , July 23. ( special Tele gram to the UIK. : i To-diy was ono of the hottest of the season. The thermometer reg istered ICO" and not a breath ot air was stirring. Four casts of sunsUnko vycre re ported , ono of which ttl.ll rirububly prove : alnl. William Decline , u carpenter , while at work on a shed over tlmnnchlnery for Abercrciiuhle it CQ.'I ) nmrblo yards , loll } rnii : the scaffold overpowered by ln-at , H& wJll probably die , IT BEGINS TO LOOK SERIOUS , A OannJiiin Rovouue Collector ThrcatorJ to Seize American Vessels , CONSUL GEORGE PERPLEXED , He Is Forlitddcn to Solid Homo Nccdj1 American KlHhcrmon In American Fleihltii ; VoHscU Consul C oral IMiclan Irritated , Trouhlc Ilrovvlni ; . , N. S. , July 2 . [ Special Tele-1 to thu UIK.J : The American lishurmou captured by the cruiser Orltlo ou Sunday are- receiving the charity ot thu consular agent. Consul George , ot Charlottetown. telegraphed to Consul General Phclan for instructions. If the men had been shipwrecked the UultcdV States irovoinmunt would have taken charga ol them and sent them to Gloucester , wh ere they shipped , but not being shlpwiookoil mariners the consul was at a loss to know what to do. Consul General iPholan wired Instructions to put thorn on baud the first" vessel bound for the United States. Mr. ) George piocccded to do that. The vessel was , n fisherman going homo to Gloucester. Ail soon as Collector Foley learned that Consur George was mini ; to snip thu uiun homo In a- * fishing vessel ho notified the consul , as woll1 as all skippers of American llshlng vessels then In port , that anv vessel ship ping the men would bn Immediately seized for an Infraction of the customs law/ Mr. George protested against the collector's threatened action , but Mr. Foley reaffirmed hi i determination. It Is not to bo supposed that the collector , who Is a very cautious olllclal , was acting without Instructions from Ottawa. Consul General Phelan was again communicated with by wire and ho tele graphed back peremptory instructions to Consul George to ship thosn men on the first vessel leaving Souils for a United States port , whether tint vessel bo fishing , trading or any other ulnd of craft , and to Immediately report any attempted Interteionco ou the ) part of the collector of the customs or any other olllcial. Consul General Phelan la very much Irritated at thu present position of affairs and evpiesses great surprise a | what hu considers the e.xtraordinaiy auo } totally unwarranted action ol the Canadian * oftlcers. Such conduct , If persisted In ami approved by thu Canadian government , must ; noccssirlly very seriously strain relations between - tweon the two governments. Ho says ? "Tho Anna Hodgson puts Into Shelbiiino to rescue two of her cruw lost In a fog , and she Is summarily sei/od and lined SIOO. Four teen American lislicrmon sel/ed tor an nl leged offense are taken to Soui is in a semi1 nudu condition , kept thuro suverat days on thochailtyof thu consular a out , and nil effort to send them homo whore they nny bo fed and clothed , Is met with threats ot fur ther seizures and linns , providing that that the vessel performing such act of humanity lw a lishiug vessel. ( tear Admlial Luce and ofltooi.s of the ships ? Richmond and Vantlo now In this poit are very Indignant , and Inclined to tin opinion that one or both of thoio vessels should im mediately proceed to Souris. TUosO vessels are under thu Instructions of Counsel Gen eral Pholan , who refuses to Indicate what lil.i Intentions uri until hu receives fmllier de tails from Counsel ( leoria1. The United States war flhlnOsslppea is at Port Hawker bury , nnd could reach Sourls within n tew1 houis it such step is deemed necessary. A dispatch from Hhelburnc states that the schooner Annie W. Hodgson has sailed tot sea , having been released by the collector oil customs. The line assessed aaulnst her watf deposited bv < 'onsul-enerai ) I'helan with the custom iiuthoilllus hen * to day. Later The United Status warship Vantlo sailed tills afternoon lor thu North bay fish * ing grounds. KOMKItODV ll A MlHtnlco in Oidcri CniiHKM n Kill- ; rend Wreck In Missouri. ST. Louis , July 2S. A dNpatch fiom Knoll Lyck , Mo. , says : "A collision occuncd here > about ) o'clock this moinin , ' between two' ti eight tialns , lesultlng In the death of' three men. Kngiueer Utistis and Fireman Wildy and abiakemin whose name could. not be learned were the victims. A mistake In orders glvon was thu cause of the accl * dent. " A Wreck In New Mexico. Ai.nuo.ur.uoui : , N. M , , July 29. News has just been received of a teinblu accident on the Atlantic A Pacific road At 10 o'clock Wednesday evening as the westbound freight ; was approaching Franuonla station neat1 , Necdlos , thu engine plungud at tullspeect ) Into an arroyal thu budge over which hail been burned. The Ireight eais piled up enl top ot the engine , making n terrible \vieokl' ' The nretnan , a man named Sparks , was instantly killed. J. T. Hiley. the engineer/ and George Gibson , a brakeman , were laV tally injured. To add to the tenor tha wiecked c.ir.s caught hro and binned. Loss to the company * 'JO,000. Katal Wreck. PirTsnuiirj , Pa. , July 23. Atan eailyhont this moinlni ; thu engine attached to ; i freight train while passing over the Mt. Savugo biidgn , near Cumberland , Mil. , on thn 1'ltts- burg division of the linltlmoru A Ohio raid road , fell through nnd several cats word thrown into the rluir. 'I he eniluer ; ( and tirciuan were inst'intly Killed and a brake ? man seriously hurt. The Uopedalo Disaster. ' lIi.ooMiNOio.v , 111. , .lul > 2s1.Thu collision near Uopedalo > csteiday on the Chicago & Alton resulted In the death ot at least t\\elvo pel sons and thirty Injuieil , most ot thotn slightly. Moro Inli-rcstlnn Dovi'lopmeiits. CIIK AOO , July 'X Hubert Ilul , of Iho wholesale dry goods linn ol Storm it Hill , testified to-day In the hoodlo trial that In oidei to obtain tint ti.'ido of thu county ho had to present Wardens \ arncH , McGarlglo and Kiuy with about Sl.bOJ wuilhot inor- I'handUo vcatly for thi'li peisonnl use. W. II , Gray detailed the manner in which ho turned over tn.ooy to the Kane for giving him thu artesian well contract. Three of the defendants' lawvers- Mills , liuliam and Foist todayvlthdrow Irom the case abso lutely. _ _ Fixing I 'or Soldier Itcnnloiw. CHIC Ado , Jitl ) 2Mayor * McCloughroy , Captain Mooio , Dr. K. K. WeBttall ; ind Htatu . nimtoi Pearson were In the city to-day making arrangements tor the soldiers' reunion at IliHhnell , August so. ni nnd Sep tember 1 Thu leuiiion isot all old .soldiers In the district between the Illinois and Mis sissippi rivets , and an attendance of irOW ) H expected. 'Hie southern Illinois soldiers' icMinlon is to be held at Mount Veinon Aue- ust 15 , lit and 17 , and thn custom imiulon lit ] ] luoiuin.ton ; aomu time latoi. ' To Cut I'ViilulH KtiteH , CHICAGO , July 28. Information received here to-day leaves no clouht that freight rates on through business between Chicago and St. Paul will do hlaxhccl by the now line ot the Minnesota < \ : Northwestern , which will bo open .Monday. The i eductions will liver- ago from " 0 lo ] U jmr 'iit all around. Tim ( illlcliiH of the old lines viy tllat they Will ino'jl iiny cut uuvl . .Ail fnsuritii , ) ! Lumlfr Kxccuted , \ LONDON , tInly'.Ki-iTuuii'.r Sjtiqh , lender 'ot- thu Hcrot IiiMtrKentn. lias Leonyxmnod ' '