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THE OMAHA ; DAILY BEE.
1 EIGHTEENTH YEAR OMAHA , TUESDAY MORNING , JUNE 18 , 1889. * > ' NtfMfiER 305 \ - WELTERING IN THEIR BLOOD , Two Young Girls Brutally And Mysteriously Murdorod. THE SCENE OF THE TRAGEDY. Throats And Almost Severed Jltinda Suspicion Directed to n Hardened Urothcr-In-Jjaw The Coroner's Jury. Horrible Douhlo Murder. Gnr.simf , Neb. , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to TUB Bnc.l This community Is wild with excitement over a horrible double mur der which was committed last evening. The victims nro two daughters , aged respectively eight nnd sixteen years , of John Lcavitt , n farmer living In Sownrd county , thrco nnd n half miles southeast of this place. Last night nt about 11:30 : o'clock the inhabitants of Grcsham wcro aroused by awful cries and shrieks of murder , coming from the lips of the parents of the girls , who had driven into town nt full speed , The old lady and gentlemen - men had loft the girls ut homo yesterday and cnmo to ( own to tuako n visit and remained hero until after 0 o'clock ir\tho \ eveningwhen they drovohomo. Upon entering tlio house the oldest girl was found lyinir in tbo middle of the floor In a pool of blood with her throat cut in n horrlblo manner. Nothing was scon by them of the younger girl , but they'nt once turned tholr teams toward town to glvo the nlarm. Parties nt once went to the socno. In tholr search noout the promises the younger girl wns found lying in the front yard with her throat also cut from car to oar. The scene of the crlmo was visited by n BEB representative , to-day. It was n sick ening nnd terrible sight. Ono form , that of the little eight-year-old daughter , Caroline , wns the first ono soon. She lay nbout twenty feet from the house , whcro she had been overtaken by her murderer. She fell for ward as though violently thrown to the ground. Her fnco was turned partly'up- ward .revealing the ghastly cut at her throat. In the house , just Inside the door , lay Bes sie's lifeless form. She , unlike her younger sister , lay upon her back with her face turned to ono sldn. So torriflc were the cuts , two of which \\'cra made , that the head was nearly severed from the body. A largo pool of blood still lay on the floor , the plun boards being unable to absorb so much. The table on which the girls had been writing stood just as they had used it. On the floor lay the Innip. broken in pieces , ana the bottle of ink still corked. The letters were on the table. In an ordinary tirno ono might have smiled at ttio rough writing and simple phraseology of these last efforts of the untutored tnlnds and untrained hands , biit now they had n deeper meaning , nnd the helplessness nnd Innocence of the victims were the more clearly brought tomind. They were writton.to tholr school teacher nnd were as follows : "GiiEsitAM , Juno 10 , 1SS9. Dear Friend Teacher : I am well nnd every tlmo wo take Anther ho fights us.Ho can not walk yet , , ' _ V is so lauioln his anKle on his loft foot , ft ono of our turkeys got drowned on Satur day. Write a letter to Bessie's fellow. Good bye. From Your , CAHOLINU. " The other was : "Dear Teacher , I want you to como on Thursday , the 10th. Bo sure and to come. From your respectful Bcsslo Lcavltt. " Ono object , which at first did not attract the eye , was a stout qottonwood club under the form in the houso. It had apparently not been used. Mr. Lcavitt was found In tho.kitchen , but readily entered into conver sation , rio said : "I went to Grcsham , yes terday morning , and returned homo about 2 o'clock. I stayed around the house from that tlmo until evening. Everything was quiet , and as usual. I don't remember of seeing anybody nt all near the house , be sides the family. In the evening , I made up my mind to go to Grcsham , so hitched up the team , 'iho littla girls wanted mother to o along , and take the baby because it had § con sick , nnd it and mother both needed the fresh air and so. about S o'clock , wo started , leaving the little ones them that's dead now to take care of the houso. Wo visited in Grcsham and bought n sack of flour and started homo a little after 0 o'clock. When wo got here , about 10 , the house was dark. I called to the girls , ns I always did , to bring out the lantern , hut they didn't answer. Wife said she guosscd they had gone to bed and wont in herself to got the lantern. She lighted a > match nnd then 1 hoard her scream , and she came run ning out crying 'Poor Besslo's murdered.1 I ran Into the house , lighted n lamp and saw Bcssio as you sco her on the floor. I called for my Carrie , but she didn't answer. I looked under the bed and all around , but couldn't find her any placo. I wont back to the wagon and didn't know what to do. Mother told mo to ilrivo back to town , so wo did , screaming murder all the way. Some people came back with us nnd they found Caroline out whcro she Is now. That Is nil I know nbout It , and that is too much. " When asked if ho had any suspicion to who the perpetrator of the deed could be , ho said : 'No , but mother has. " Mrs. Lcavitt Is n rnpln speaker , She said : ' Yes , I suspect old Stolnblack. Ho lives just touth-of us. Wo have had trouble with him , and ho has threatened to kill mo. Last Monday I or.upht him throwing brush on our corn and told him to stop , arid ho said : 'You old black , I'll ' send you to h 1 , you have been stealing my land.1 The trouble wo had wasovoi the division between our farms. Coroner Slip , of Mllford , arrived nbout 3 o'clock nnd immediately commenced nn ox- iunimton. | ! Mr. Lcavltt wns first put on the stand and swore to the fuels already ulveu. Ho was very clear in his testimony. The coroner succeeded in bringing out n fact , which ho had heretofore been reticent about mentioning , for fear It might cast unwar ranted suspicion on an innocent party , Ho has u son-in-law named Frank Bode- well who wus married to his oldest daughter five years agp , and lived with him Lut a short tlmo. going from there to Lincoln , where ho left his iu the poorhouse , colng himself to Muln < 4 , his old homo. Mr. Lcavltt brought his daughter homo , but she soon fol lowed her husband to Maine , but did not stay long , Hodmvcll followed her west , but It soon appeared ho was wanted for murder committed in SprlngVnlo. Mo. Lcavitt turned him over to the authorities nna hud never heard from him since , only of his threats to bo revenged on Leuvllt. This was thrco or four years ago. From n neighbor's testimony , it became evident that Bodwell may bo tha perpetrator of the fiendish net. About 5 o'clock , lust evening , a man answering his description ap plied nt n house , thrco miles west of Lca- vltt'a , nnd naked for food which wus clvon blin. Ho had a very suspicious nir , and ecemcd bent on no pood. Ho wua watched until out of sight. It is the opinion of many that this was tlio man. Ho tins not boeu seen inoo. The only other evidence of any Importance given before the Jury wo ? that of tw ° HWlt boys rulatiDK to iho tlmo the murder was committed. They wcro returning homo about 0 o'clock , nnd hoard thollttln girl scream anil also u man's ' voice , and n sound as of blows Vboy wcro a quarter of a mlle nwny so couU not distinguish what was said , nnd merely supposed tha girls nera beliiK whipped UJ tholr father , Kully Uvo hundred people visited tUasccm of the tragedy , to day. &OUID coming from ai far as thirty miles. The excitement Is iu- tense , but no ono knows who or where tin murderer Is that ho might bo lynched , as hi surely would be it brought here. Too core ncr's jury was unable to nrrlvo nt any ver dict other than that the girls came to their death by means of having their throat * cut with a sharp instrument , with murderous in tent , by some unknown person. The authorities of Sownrd county , In which the erimo was committed , will do nil In their power to ferret out the perpetrator of this foulest of all murders over committed in this part of the state. At Fort. Itollinon. Font RomxsoN , Neb. , Juno 17. [ Special Telegram to Tun Bnc. | The last Sunday review and Inspection at Fort Robinson took place yesterday. The order oT the president Is expected this week abolishing all reviews nnd inspections In the army on Sunday. The troops were reviewed by General Brisbln , Major Kellogp , Eighth Infantry , commandIng - Ing the column. The marching and wheel ings were splendid , nnd when they parsed the reviewing stand the twelve sub-dlvislonn were perfectly Inline. The order of. the rrosldont Is hailed with delifthtr by both oniccrs and men , making Sunday a day of rest In the army. A Runaway Accident. DAKOTA , CITY , Nou. , Juno 17. | Special Telegram to Tun Bnn.-a. | W. Wilkinson , treasurer of this county , while jumping out of n buggy last night , had both bones of his left leg broken Just below the knee. The team had boon frightened nnd was running down a sleep hill , when the polo of the buggy dropped and ho and his companion jumped. Dr. Wilkinson was caught by the wheel and injured as above stated. Ills com- uanlon , Ernest Warner , escaped unhurt. Lancaster Tonohors' Iiiultutc. LINCOLN , Neb. , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BBB.J The teachers of Lan caster county mot In their annual normal instltuto to-day at the Lincoln business col lege. It is under the direct superintendence of Superintendent McClusky , who is as sisted by Prof. Rakostraw , of Nebraska City ; Mrs. Jenkins , of Peru , and Prof. Hunt , of the state university. The attend ance Is quite largo , and the teachers of the county thus work with enthusiasm. Kills Two Men. Nnucm , Neb. , Juno 17. Near Hickory Postofllco , twouty-llvo miles northwest of here , A. L. Davis and a hired man named Brown were killed by lightning. They had taken refuge from tbo rain In a barn. They wcro In the lolt when killed. The barn was wrecked and partially burned. Two children If the lower story wcro taken out unharmed. They were imprisoned under the wrcnk of the stable , nntl would have boon burned to death but for the timely assistance of their mother. A New Church Coll. " BiiAiNAiiu , Nob. , Juno 17. [ Special to Tnn BEE. | The dedication of the new bell by St. Mary's Catholio society took place here yesterday. A largo procession , headed by the Brainard Silver Cornet band , marched through the principal streets of the town to the church. The interior of the building was handsomely decorated with flowers and plants nnd a largo audience witnessed the Interesting exercises. To-day the boll was raised to the church steeple. ' Stirring Up the Saloons. TECUJISEII , Nob. , Juno 17. [ Special to Tnn Bee. | So mo excitement has been produced by tbo announcement that tbo no-licenso pcoplo were about to take legal steps to close up the two saloons in town. The general feeling seems to bo that as the majority voted license at the late election saloons should bo licensed and hold strictly to ac count under tho.Slocumb law. , _ _ _ _ _ Damage to the Corn Crop. CKAIO , Neb. , Juno 17. [ Special to THE BCE. ] Farmers arc complaining consider ably of the damage done by the heavy rain Saturday. It tvashcd the corn badly , es pecially corn that was listed. "But the good done to the small gram and pastures will more than compcnsato for damage done to the corn crop. Almost thrco Inches of .rain fellin a very few minutes. Little Girl Drownod. OAKLAND , Nob. , Juno 17. [ Special to Tnn BEE. ] Last evening , about half-past 0 , some children wcro playing near the millrace - race , and In attempting to cross on a six- inch plank the flvo-ycar-old daughter of Peter Young accidentally missed her foot ing , fell into iho water and was drowned. The body was recovered in about twenty minutes and a physician called , but all ef forts to bring her to life wcro of no avail. Smotlieroil In "Wheat Bin. DAWSON , Nob. , June 10. [ Special to THE BnE. ] Last Saturday , two boys were playIng - Ing In n wheat bin from which the grata was being loaded into a car alongside the ele vator. Ono of thorn , Frank Armstead , aged ten years , was drawn Into the flow , and although the willing hands of nearly ono hundred men wcro instantly at work for his rescue , ho was taken out dead. Crops Damaged by Hn.ll. HAHVAHD , Nob. , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BEE.J A severe hail storm passed cast of this town Saturday afternoon , devastating a tract thrco miles wide and fifteen or twenty miles long. Farmers in the balled district report early corn severely damaged , but late corn not much Injured. Flax was destroyed totally and oats about 50 per cent. A Colored Pastor Skips. LINCOLN , Neb. , Juno 17. | Special Tele- crnm to THE BEB. ] Rev. Corham , pastor of the Second Baptist church , colored , has , it is openly charged , strayed from the straight and narrow path , His penchant for liaisons with comely maiden lambs of his flock be came a matter of easy proof to-day , and ho suddenly decamped for other parts , . His point of destination Is unknown. A New Ctiurcli , " " SCWA.UD , Neb. , Juno 17. [ Special" to TUB BUB. 1 The Methodlstcongrogatton hero has grown so largo that a now church Is neces sity. Services wcro held for the last tlmo In the old building yesterday. It will bo torn down and a now brick structure built in Its stead , to cost f 10'QOO , and will bo modeled after tbo Presbyterian church at York. ThrottloU n Clilnnnmn. BEATRICE , Nob. , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to Titc BUB.- Samuel McConnell , ar rested for throttling a Chinaman , last night , was given a hearing this afternoon. Ho pleaded not guilty , waived examination , and was bound over to the district court m $3'J } , in default of which bo wus committed to the county Jail. Snturclny'fl Storm nt Hiving. EWJXO , Neb , , Juno 17 , [ Special to TUB Hen. ] Another grand rain , visited this sec tion last Saturday , Not fur years has there been so good a prospect for an abundanl harvest as now. Mr. Donaldson , a farmer , living near town , lost a tlno uiaro during the Saturday storm. Burglary nt IMnttsniniith. PLATTSMOUTH , Neb. , JUIlO 17 , [ SpCClttl Telegram to THE BEE. ] Some thieves en tercd the house of W. H. Newell yesterday afternoon. They got $3 In inonoy. Nothing else was misting , To Knock the- Court House Bond * . PiaTTdMOUTii , Neb , , Juno 17. [ Special Telegram to THE Bcc.l The farmers wil meet to-night at Munloy to devise ways and means to knock the county court house bonds that carried at the late election. i'nris Cab Drivers' Strike Umloil , PAIIIS , Juno 17. The cab drivers' strike is ended and cabs arc running to-day as usual NEWS FROM OVER THE SEA , Baronosa Burdott - Oontta Enter tains the American Baglnoora. A GREAT DAY AT HOLLY LODGE. Wrestling Match tlotwocn Wnnnop nntl .Jack Cnrkcek U la Vet n Stand OH' The Fnkod Berlin Treaty. The Pleased Visitors. ICopyr/o'il / JS39 / / / / Jet it u OjrJ'i : : ni'tt1 ; LoNnox.Juno 17.-New [ York Herald Cnblo Special to Tim Buu.J Sir John Geode and other gentlemen of the Hoyal Institution of Jlvll Engineers , who made It their special business to fill every moment for the Ameri can engineers with ROQIO pleasant experiences iscorted them through St. James' and Buck- ngliam palacoi to-day. They saw the royal mews , also , by express permission of her majesty , and amused themselves on the mows , as ono of the younger members of the ) aYty put it , "and the Lord have mercy on its soul , " but the event of the day was a ; arden party given In the afternoon by Baroness Burdott-Coutts. All of the Americans and many of their English friends went up about half past 3 to Holly lodge , nn.l from that hour until 8 o'clock the beautiful park surrounding the : edge was bespangled with the bright cos tumes of the ladles , and allvo with music nnd the ngrccablo chatter of the guests. ' The oaronoss enjoys the reputation of special hospitality to strangers , and sustained that reputation yesterday , providing the most elegant entertainment to the nearly two hundred wandering subjects of Uncle Sam , and gathering about thorn the most pictur esque and Interesting company that could well bo picked up in London. The Marquis of Lorno was one of the earlv arrivals , and entered us ho departed a couple of hours later , without any sign of recog nition from the crowd of natives that gathered about the gate. The Archbishop of Cyprus , an austere Slack , in canonicals and silver cross , came later , attended by four of his swarthy com panions and colleagues of the Cypriote mission ; then the Chinese minister and members of his suite. Then came the Bishop of Kerry , followed by Andrew Caraofflo. Tlio day was far advanced when Mr. Lm- colu drove up in n madost brougham , accom panied by his daughter. Among the last of the arrivals was Baroness Henry do Worms. The lodge gate was hung with the co- mingled colors of the English and the United States and the came standards bedecked every place in the park available for decora tions. There were many refresh ment booths and conservatories. At iho entrance to the mansion the guests were greeted in turn by the baroness , who was -supported , by Mr. Bartlett-Coutts , and took each visitor by the hand. The renowned Caldstrcam Guards' band furnished music from ono pavilion and tbo Poltco band from ano.hcr. The day was perfect , auJ every body looked entirely comfortable. Carkcclc and Wnnnop. 18&0 by James Gordon Ilcnnslt. \ Juno 17. | Now York Herald Cable Special to Tnn Bnc.l The wrestline match between Jack Carkeek and Jack Wannop , the champion , was resumed at Plymouth , to-night. Wannop was in better form rnd made play for the first twenty minutes , in catch-as-catch-can , Carkeek act ing on the defensive. Although Wan nop made splendid attempts , Carkeek saved hlmselj capitally. After an interval , Carkcok did good work , but Wannup was too clover. Even when his opponent actually stood him on his head Wuunop managed to land himself safe. The enthusiasm was great and the play most exciting. In the third bout Wannop walked on his head in n most extraordinary manner , Car- keck holding him by the legs , but could do nothing. Carkeek then got the double Nel son and put his man over his back ; both then played a determined game , and after an interval Carkcok attempted another double Nelson , but Wan nop collared his opponent , ns ho lay on top , by his head nnd turned him over in grand stylo. Carkeek lay otf the ground , resting on his head and legs. Ho tried all ho know to escape , but Wannop bundled him well , and , by sheer skill and strength , pulled him down fair. / The man had now obtained a back each , and it only remained for one to get and then to win the match. 'I hey continued up to the call of tlaie , but neither gained the advan tage and the match was declared a draw. A Bonus Treaty Ulspatcli. BERUN , Juno 17 , ( New York Herald Cable Special to THE Bcn.l I am author ized to cable oQlclal assurance that tbo re port which recently appeared in the Now York papers , and which purnortod to bo the Sauioan treaty , was written la Now York or Berlin from the printed documents published at Washington prior to the meoetlng of the conference , nnd by a person who had never soon the draft before the conference or any clause thereof , The faked trcity differed widely from the incomplete draft then existing , and that draft was not the same as that finally adopted. The Decayed French Nnvy , [ Copi/rfoH 1837 by Jtim'i GorAan Ilcnnc'.t. ] PAIIIS , Juno 17. | Ncw York Herald Cable Special to TUB BEK. ] In the chamber of deputies , to-day , VIco-Admlral Dhornoy de clared that the men-of-war now possessed by Franco wcro of au antiquated typo and ought to bo replaced by now vessels , which would equal in number and strength the united fleets of Germany and Italy , Only In this way would Franco bo able to retain her rank ot the second naval power of the worl d. Steamship Arrivals. At Hamburg The Rhcctla , from Now York. At Southampton-Tho Elbe , from New York , for Bremen. At London Tbo Egyptian Monarch , from Now York. At Philadelphia Tbo British Princess , from Liverpool , At Queonstown The British Prince , from Philadelphia , At Glasuow The State of Nevada , from New York. At New York La Normaudlo , from Havrc'aud the Ethiopia , from Glasgow , Dakota Fnrmcrn' Alllnnoo. PJEIIRC , Dal : . , Juno 17. [ Special Telegram to TUB BEE. ] Tivonty-flvo delegates to the Territorial Farmers' alllanca arrived over land from the Black Hills to-day , and wcro the guests of the city during their stay iu Pierre. A. Noliraikaii Arrested at Ijoulsvllloi Louisyi tE , Juno 17. A young man giving hi * name as Sauiucl Ulcharda was arrested hero to-day charged with a rape committed at York , Neb , The marshal of that place took him away to-night ou a requisition. His utuuo is said to bo Richardson. SAMK OIjP STQKY. The Vnlkyrlo Downs the Ynrnna and the Ircx. ICwiirtulil JS50 bu Jiimti Oanloiv Bennett , ) Qunn.vsTOWN , Juno 17. | Now York Herald Cable Special to THE BED. ! At the Royal 3ont Yacht regatta , which commenced at Queonstown , to-day , In the race lor yachts of twenty tons nnd upwards the following competed : The Ircx , cutter , nlnty-olght tons ; the Valkyrie , cutter , sovcnty-sovon tons ; the Ynrnna , cutter , Hfty-nlno tons ; the- Deerhound , cutter , forty , tons. The course was originally fixed nt forty miles , but the wind was HO light the commlttoa de cided to shorten It. The start was effected in almost n flat calm ; any little wind that there was came from the south southeast. The Valkyrie , well to windward , was the first to cross the the line , closely followed by the Dcorhouud , the Yarana inshore , third , whllo the Ire'x lay becalmed n hundrcdyards below the start ing line , endeavoring to stem thocbbtldo ; nnd , as a consequence , she was flf teen minutes late nt the start. After rounding the Spit light the boats had to beat to sea , during which Iho Valltyrio continued to hi- orcnso her lead. The Irex took the ground on Coorland bank , and , It being ebb tldo she remained there'four hours. The wind now slightly increased , and with jib topsails sot the others stood out for the Poor- hcad flngboat , which WAS rounded by the Vnlkyrlo twelve minutes ahead of the Ynra- na , which had drifted ahead of the Deor- hound. Jib topsails were taken in nnd the balloon Jibs set , nnd with free sheets they proceeded for the Donats Rock lighthouse , heading west by south. The wind , which again died away as the yachts rounded the Poorhoad light , freshened when the Val- kyrlo was almost duo south of Radio's Point , otherwise the yachts would never have reached Queonstown , as the flood tldo was setting la against them. The Ynrana andlDeerhound felt the brcezo later on , nnd they closed considerably op the leader. Tlio wind again died away , nnd the spinnakers being sot for the run homo , with the flood tide , it was a drifting match for the rest of the course. The yachts were timed as fol lows as they arrived off the club quay : Val kyrie , 5:2:33 : : ; Ynrana , 5:17:51 : ; Deerhound , 5:31:20. : The Valkyrlo' takes first prlzo and the Yarana the second , IOWA NEWS. , 5 ' Two Boys Drowned. DCS MOI.NIS , In. , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bnn.l Henry Gundorson , the seven-year-old son of Mr. Henry Gundorson , a Norwegian stonecutter residing on East Second and Scott streets , was drowned in the Dos Alolnos river , at the Djagonal bridge , ut 10:45 : , to-day. Ho was climbing up on the iron work of the bridge and fell , first strik ing the pier and then sltiktqg in eight feet of water. The body was recovered fifteen min utes later. It Is the fourthchild they have lost. lost.A A drowning Is also reported from Lucas , where n , party of boya were bathing In a pond that bad gathered around a deserted shaft among the mines. " Young Hlllery , fourteen years old , got in .over his head and was drowned. An Attempted Suicide. la.Ju.ne . 17. | Special Telegram to Tun BEB.J Mrs. Donbow , a widow aged about slxty attempted sulcldo yesterday r.rtornoon 'by ) 'shooting herself with a 22 calibre revolver , the ball entering between the loft breast and shoulder , caus ing serious but not fatal injury. The woman was divorced from her first husband , William Fallis , who lives at Stockton , Kan. Later she married Dr. William Donbow , nn old vet eran , who died ubout four years ago , since when she has lived alone , brooding over and mrgnifying her troubles uutll her mind gave way. Shot BY n Jealous Rival. Dns MOINES- . , Juno I ? . * [ Special Tele gram to THU BEG. ] EdVlse , aged seven teen , son of Samuel Wise.a photographer , of Wilton , was shot by an unknown party last night at 10 o'clock , on leaving the homo of Miss Carfio Warren , of the same placo. The ball lodged In his right lung. His condition is critical. Both parties are highly respecta ble. Much excitement' prevails. Wise lias been paying some attention to tbo young lady , and it Is tliought.hu was shot by some jealous rival. A search is being made for the would-be assassin * . A Paper Alftl Durnod. MASON Cmla. . , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to Tnn BIUI : ] The Rookford Paper mill , ono of the most cxponsivo enterprises of the kind In the state , burned yesterday. An entlicly now organization was recently formed and the now machinery was sot in operation on F.riday. Tliq loss is estimated at 515,000 ; covered by $4,000 insurance. The origin of the fire is unknown , but it is thought to have caught from a hot box. The company will at once commence work on anew now building , and will again bo in operation by fall. _ AVnywurd Youths. DBS MOINES , la. , Juno 17 , [ Special Tele gram to TUB Br.n. ] The assistance of the public is asked by a widow in Stanhope , northwestern Iowa , to find her son , Emphey Bute , who disappeared from homo on June 10. Ho Is about fit teen years old , bright and Intelligent , and ho went awny in company with an older boy named Jackson. The latter stele his father's horse and no trnco of the boys has been found. The father of Jackson docs not care whether ho returns or not , but the poor widow is very nnxlous that her boy should bo found and sent to the reform school. _ Held Up Uy Kootpnds. WATEHI.OO , la. , Juno 10. [ Special Telegram - gram to Tun Bnc.1 Late Saturday night two burglaries were committed In this , clty , and ono man was held up , by footpads last night. The nollco tracked the burglars to the woods above tha city , and came upon eight of them , the police- , using their revolvers vers freely. Five of thp fellows were cap tured , but these who had committed the crimes escaped. Tfiey 'vyoro dressed well and had no appearance of. being tramps. The Adair County FJro IIui- ) . DCS Moixi ! ? , la.- J'un4'17. [ Special Tele- pram to TUB BnB.J Goy roor ' Larrabeo to- day issued n proclamqtlo ; i , offering a reward of $500 for the arrest p'f jiq persons who are believed to have cauaqd iho Incendiary fires at Greenfield , Adair comity , on Mav 0. The town seemed to bo in thp.luuids of flro bugs , and the authorities bnvqf urged the governor to help them discover thb , incendiaries. fitruoUDy li DCS MOINES , la. , Junq'i'"l7 ' , JSpoclat Tel egram to THE BEB. ] al , Sioglor , of Qlid- don , was struck by Ughtnin ? last evening as ho was unhitching his team after returning from town , Ono horse was killed , the other stunned , and Mr , tibiglor was left uncon scious with slim cbauco of recovery. A Donlilo Xnroat-Oiitlliitf. CINCINNATI , Juno 17. Nicholas Pcurl cut his wife's tliroit to-day and then made an ugly gash In his own throat. Ho was taken to tbo hospital and talked In an incoherent manner of having concluded it was bettor his wife should die. Ho is seventy-one years old. o- To Bo SInilo n Bishop. MILWAUKEE , Juno 17. H is reported that Dr. Znrdetta , formerly nt the head of St. Francis Catholic college , this city , now of Dakota , will bo njudubUuop } f Winoua. Our Samonn Representatives Qot a Little the Worst of It. A TARIFF SCHEDULE ATTACHED. Firearms and Intoxicating Liquors the Only Articles on Whicha llltth Hate of Ditty U to Bo Imposed. WASHINGTON BOIIEAU , Tnn OMVIU Ben. G13 FouHTBRNTit STIICBT , WASiiiNniox. D. C. , Juno 17. As the details of the Samoan treaty be came public the knowledge Is gained that the confcrcnco wns not altogether one-sided , nnd that the United States failed In ono ma terial particular to maintain Its points. Under the present treaty between the United States nnd the Samoan islands , the cargoes of nil vessels from nnd to the Sauioan Isl ands , sailing under the American flag arc exempt from duty. But this will not bo the case under the new treaty , for It seems that n tariff schedule Is appended , by which the thrco contracting powers hold themselves to bo bound. The tariff is to apply to all Imports from nil of thcso coun tries , nnd no change is to bo mndo without the consent of the thrco powers mid none nt nil for flvo years after the treaty shall bo signed. It Is learned that Iho tariff schedule is identical with that , proposed by the German minister in the conference held in this city in TSS7. But whllo the tariff Is to ho main tained against products of the United States ns well ns against these coining from Eng land nnd Germany , , this tariff Is so light that Samoa is hold to bo practically n free trade country. The intent of the commissioners Is that the funds necessary to maintain the government of Samoa shall bo collected al most entirely from internal sources. High duties are to bo placed on firearms and in toxicating liquors. These are about the only articles which will bear n high rate of duty. The object of attaching n tariff' schedule to the treaty was to prevent each of the thrco interested nations from attempting to nego tiate separata treaties beneficial to their own country und correspondingly detrimental to the others. It is reported here that , not withstanding the fact that the tarifl schedule is practically of German origin , it was not altogether in nccord with the views of the German members of the conference that this portion of the treaty was incorporated , us the German diplomatists desired to bo free to negotiate with the Samoan powers In such a manner as they might desire. But the course adopted prevents any one of tbo three nations from securing undue advantages ever the others. WOllK OP AKMV MEN AT JOHNSTOWN. Captain Scars , of the engineer corps , who has been with a platoon of that corps at Johnstown , aiding the people to recover from losses , has returned to Washington. Ho re ports that the men under his command put up three pontoon bridges , which have been of material benefit to the residents of Johns town and vicinity. Three officers and fifty- three men are lelt there , and they will pro ceed to build regular trcstlo bridges if they can secure the material. General Casey , chief of engineers , in speaking of the matter this afternoon , said the law provides for a battalion of engineers and that there Is such u battalion containing 500 men. They nro thoroughly competent .sappers nnd miners and bridge builders' , and umong the best men in the nrmy. "They nro fighters , too , " continued the general , "and while the flags of other arms of the service contain the list of battles in which the regiment and batteries nnd troops participated , the battalionflag of the engineer corps records participation In every battle of the Mexican war and in every engagement iu which the Army of the Potomac took part. They are always called upon first when there Is any necessity for fichtcrs. They were the first to respond in the Brooklyn riots and ngain In 1877. when the regular army was called on to quell the railroad disturbances. The engineer bat talion was first iu the field , yet in spite of all this and tlio fact that these men nro ready to respond whether it Is to build n bridge or quell n riot , there was no place for them in the centennial parade. Every other arm of the service Infantry , cavalry , artillery , and eveil the revenue marines were assigned a place in the line , but there was not a spot for the engineer corps. " NEIIllASICAAND IOWA I'OSTMABTEIIS. The following fourth class postmasters were appointed to-day : Nebraska Olax , Custor county , H. P. Johnson ; Tuftord , Custer county , E. IV. Tufford. Iowa Ross , Audubon county , J. T. Tuso ; Wayne , Henry county , H. M. Smith. I'EHSONAIj. J. H. Foxworthy , of Lincoln , accompanied by his wlfo , has been in Washington for a few days on business connected with the pension office. Mr. und Mrs. Foxworthy will leave \Vcdnc3dnv on a trip to the south before returning to their home. Senator Mandcrson loft for the west this morning , and Washington is without a Ne braska representative. Secretary Noble spent the afternoon with the president , and It Is understood that a nurnoer of land ofllco appointments wcro decided upon. It is learned somi-ofUcially that there were several Nebraska cases on the list and that the announcement of some land ofllco appointments in the state will bo mude during the week. PEHUY S. HEATU. * IMPOSING ON1'IIK INDIANS. Considerable Rottenness Ilcvealod at the Hampton School. WASHINCITON , Juno 17. Some tlmo ago Rev. D , Cbilds , nt the request of Secretary Noble , went to the Hampton Indian school and quietly in vestigated the complaints in regard to the management of the Indians , which has beor. brought to the attention of the government , Dr , Childs' report was to tha effect that the food given the Indian boys was not gooa , nnd the Indians complained that the contribu tions made for tholr benefit was used for the benefit of the negroes of the school. Dr. Childs also spoke severely upon the use of tbo noisome dungeon or guard-house built in the basement under tbo offices. Clinton B , Fisk , chairman of the Board of Indian commissioners , sent two members of the board to Hampton , who made a report con- trudlctorv to Childs. Dr. Childs has written a letter General Fish , in which ho says It is evident that there were things which needed correction , from the fact that they were corrected after his investigation , and the Indians sent n representative to this city to return thanks for the Improved condition. As to the immuring the Indians In n dungeon , ho says ho Is amazed that the board can de fend this mode of discipline Indian children. It is understood that Secretary Noulo has decided that cell punishment shall not bo In flicted hereafter , Convention of Mystic Sliririorn. CHICAGO , Juno 17 , A convention of the Order of the Mystic Shrine was hold hero to day. A number of changes in the bylaws nnd ritual were made nnd now officers elected. Among them nro : Imperial poten tate , Samuel Brlggs , Cleveland ; imperial chief rabblan , William B. Mol'sb , Cincinnati ; Imperial high priest , John T. .Brush , Indian apolis ; impcria.l marshal , Slras W. Enton. Cedar Rapids , 'In. ; Imperial outer guard , Charles L. Field , San Francisco , Killed by a Scaffold Fall. CHICAGO , Juno 17.-Iy ) the fall of a scaffold in onu of the power houses of the Yerkos Cable car companies system this afternoon , Peter Doornbos was killed nnd four other men ser iously injurud. FLOODS IN KANSAS. A Number of Lives Lost nnd Much Property Destroyed. ST. Louis , Juno 17. Additional advices nbout the disaster In Kansas from wind r.nd storms are that Unlontown , nbout fifteen miles west of Fort Scott on the Wichita & Western railroad , was swept nway , nnd that two women nnd four children were drownod. Unlontown , which Is n place of COO inhabi tants , Is In the midst of n thickly settled country nnd it is feared the loss ofllfois oven heavier than reported. As the wires nro down for fifteen miles on either side , nothing definite can bo learned , The storm struck the western part of Bourbon county Into nt night , coming from the west , where it had played great hnvoo. At Au gusta It assumed the form of n clouds-burst , nnd though every thing possible has bccu denote to obtain the details by railroads , nil Is un certain nt present. Hcavv rains washed away the Ice dnm nt Sixth street , causing the water in the Buck Run to rlso ot the rate of thrco feet nn hour , carrying nwny several houses and the bridge across Sixth street. That part efFort Fort Scott known ns Bclllown is entirely under water nnd the people were taken out In boats. Several bridges were washed nway nnd trains were , stopped on both sides of Fort Scott , the roads being under water for quito a distance. .The water bus stop ped rising , and If no moro rain falls the Hood will rapidly subside. Ei.DoiupOj ICnn. , Juno 17. The upper valley of the Walnut Is flooded from exces sive rains. Saturday night the river came up so suddenly that n family by the name of Graham Blurted from their homo to the high land. The mother nnd babe were drowned , the father nnd ono child escaping. Grain fields are flooded and much damage must result. Railroad property was considerably damaged. The water is receding to-day. The drowning of O. Beamnn in Cassruly is reported , nnd it is thought several others hnvo lost their lives in the lower valley. Ion , ICnn. , July 17. Allen county has suffered severely during the past thirty-six hours from floods in the Ncosho river nnd Its principal tributaries. The streams have been unusually high all spring and the heavy rains Saturday night brought them out of their banks , flooding the bottoms for a mlle or moro on either side. There has boon no loss of llfo or of live stock , and these living on the low laud were warned in time. but It is thought that hundreds of acres of wheat , which was just ripening and promised a very large yield will bo almost n total loss , whllo the sub merged corn nnd other crops will bo greatly damaged. Near the river west of the city n largo number of small hrldgos nnd culverts along the wagon roads have been washed out , and workmen were engaged nil day Sunday strcnpthonlntr the river bridge , which , it Is feared , has been seriously undermined , 'i'lio water reached Its highest point at 8 o'cloclc Monday morning , sineo which tlmo it has been slowly receding , and it is now hoped the worst Is past. CBIUH VAI.IS , Ivan. , Juno 17. Two broth ers , Brack and Sheridan Hones , wcro drowned Sunday while attempting to ford the Big Canadian River. Hu MIIOLDT , Kan. , Juno 17. The Neoaho river is flvo miles wide at this point , but is falling. Ten thousand acres of wheat are ruined. AUGUSTA , Kan. , Juno 17. The river is receding. Several persons were washed down stream last night and many remained on the housetops nnd trees until to-duy , when all were rescued. It Is reported that two persons were drowned north of Eldo rado , making four in all. Vlllard Gnins a Victory. POKTLANU , Ore. , Juno 17. The annual elec tion of the Oregon & Transcontinental nnd Oregon Railway & Navigation companies was held , to-day. Villard got away with the for mer and a compromise was affected whereby the latter will bo managed as a part of the Union Pacific system , the Northern Pacific to have nothing to do with It. At the Oregon & Transcontinental election the Vlllard party voted 217,000 shares. The Union Pacific in terest , Elijah Smith and Portlnnd Interest voted 179,000 shares. A now directorate was selected , among the members being Henry Vlllnrd , Charles I. Cully and Colgate Ho.vt. The old officers were re- elected. In the Oregon Railway & Navigation election , Villard , and General Dodge repre senting the Union Pacific were elected. Saturday night Vlllard applicdfor an injuuc- tlon to compel Smith , ns president of the Oregon Railway & Navigation to count Oregon & Transcontinental holdiuga in that company at the election. A conference wus hold last night and n compromise reached , Villard agreeing to dispose of bis Transcon tinental holdings in Oregon Railway & Navigation roads north of Snake river , which have been among the chief objects of contention. They nro to bo taken , when completed , into the Oregon gen Railway & Navigation system , and opor- nted as n part of it on condition that the lease of the Oregon Railway & Navigation to the Oregon Short Line and Union Pacific holds good. All the lines are to bo operated ns ono , the Northern Pacific to hnvo nothing to do with it. The understanding Is that Edmund Smith , formerly vice-president of the Pennsylvania road , is to bo president of the Oregon Railway & Navigation company. The now Oregon & Transcontinental di rectory has decided , to abandon the proposi tion to issue § 10,000,000 preferred stoolr , which proposition caused a great row in Now York. Teach tlc ) English How to Shoot. BOSTON , Mass , , Junoi 17. ( Special Tele gram to Tuc BEE.J The famous rifle team ot the Massachusetts militia , who since 188(3 ( have captured , each year , the regular array and naval and the militia medals for marks manship , sail for England to-morrow , where they will meet all the crack military rlflo teams of Great Britain , for the respective cups , etc. The men selected to go uru Cap tain , Major J , P. Frost , Second brlcndo ; Adjutant , Major J. II. Bcnton , Fifth Infantry ; Quartermaster , Lieutenant S , B. Newton , First cavalry ; Sergeant , Major O. F. Marion , Firnt infantry ; Major C. W. HInman , First brigade ; Lieu tenant S. S. Bumsted , Second infantry ; Lieutenant R. B. Edes , Fifth Infantry ; Lieu tenant W. G. Hussey , Eighth infantry ; Ser geant Major W. M. Merrill , Second brigade ; Sergeant W. C. Johnson , Second infantry ; Scrgcat W. M. Bull , Second Infantry ; Ser geant George Do.vlo , Fifth infantry ; Corpo ral W. D. Huddclson , First infantry ; Pri vate 1 < \ H. Dull , Second infantry : Private L , T. Fnrimvorth , Second Infantry ; Private W. M. Furrow , Second Infantry. Prominent G.iUln Man Dead , CiiEynNNi : , Wyo , , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BiJE.l Colonel A. T , Babbitt , ono of the most prominent cattle men of the west , died hero to-day , after nn Illness of several weeks. T5o : deceased was president of the Standard Cattle company , owning largo herds of cattle In Texas , Wyoming and Montana. Ho was also president of iho Wy oming Stock-growers' association. Colonel Babbitt served with distinction durlngtho wnr , Ho was colonel of the Ninety-third Ohio volunteer. , acd wus wounded In sev eral engagement ! ! . Colonel Babbitt was In his fift.v-llrst year , Ho was a member of the Loyal Legion , the G , A , R. , and the Knights Templiir organizations , ABrakcnian Fatally Hurt , CucrcN.xn , Wyo , , Juno 17. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BEE. | Whllo Union Pacific freight train was passing throhgh snow shed No. 7. near Sherman station , yesterday , S , R , Convlti , n brnkcman , was knocked from the top of u freight car by the Umbers over head and futally injured , Tha Weather Indications. For Nebraska ; Light rain , slightly cooler , variable winds , For lowat Showers , stationary tompnnx- turo , followed Tuesday by slightly cooler , variable winds. For DaKcta ; Fair , preceded by rain in eastern portion , slightly cooler , northeasterly vrindi. OffilENNES AT PINE RIDGE , A Talk With the Trlbo That Doosn't Know Sioux. WARNING RED CLOUD'S SOLDIERS Mnnr | Warner's Iilttto Mistake About Fish The InfluancQ , of Dr. Ilinml nnd Ilia Paper May Cause Do font. Yesterday's Council nt ( ho AKOHOJ- . PINB Hindi : ( via Rushvlllo ) , Juno 17 , Special Telegram to TUB BIB. : ] The dispo sition of Ucd Cloud is shown by the action of his soldiers In the break-up of the coun cil , last evening , when llfty or sixty of thcso mounted bucks surrounded the pavilion nnd forb.ulo uny speaking on the part of the In- Hans with the commissioners. His policy has boon very clearly doflncd in this very lecldod action of his young men , prompted by the council of which ho Is the prlmo novor. This morning the Clicycmies were to como a to the agency to council with the commis sion , they baing unable to understand the Sioux dialect , In which the translations wcro nado yesterday. They came In this morning and reported that the sol diers would not allow them to como In to take any counsel with the com mission. Agent Gallagher called up his cap tain of police and Instructed him to send word to the camps that any ono who would ntcrforo with the free action of any Indian on the reservation should r.cclvo a dose of .ho guard houso. Ono of the young men from Rod Cloud's band came in to ascertain what would bo done , Intending to report the same to the cninu in order that the soldiers might take no tion. Colonel Callaghar had him brought up and gave him thoroughly to understand that no actions like the day previous would bo tolerated. This scomod to have a salu- tory effect , as in n short time the Clioyonnes came nnd n couucil was hold in the council room ot the agent's oOluo. Standing Elk , Wild Hog , Little Chief and other chiefs were present nnd gave close at tention to the address and explanation ot Governor Foster and Major Warner. Gover nor Foster made the same lucid explanation of Iho bill nnd the Intention of the govern ment , adding to his remarks some very good advice , as n friend of the red man. Major Warner confined his remarks to personal appeals to them , painting in glow- ng colors the situation ou the reservation , whan the lands wore taken In severally , and these broad plains teemed with the fruits o f agricultural labors , nnd nro fragrant with the pcrtumo of the .wheat mid * corn blos soms. The major Is rapidly becoming very pro : flcicnt and effective in Indian talking , easily falling Into their modes of expression and [ jetting nearer their hearts than at first. Yesterday ho made use of many expressions which appealed to the strongest feelings of an Indian , though ho did rather overreach when ho spoke about fishing to people who consider fish unfit to eat. The speech made yesterday was replete with eloquence and , pathos , and was listened to very attentively. ' Tbo Sioux Indians held a big council in the camps yesterday , in which fiery speeches were made. by lied Cloud. Blue Horse nnd others , denouncing the action of the whiter men .who wpro attempting to impose this treaty upon them. Hod Cloud was especially vehement , utterly refusing to oven accept a copy of the bill or listen to its reading , hnv- . ing derived his mental attitude from Dr. " Bland , durlngtho recent visit to Washington. Four or flvo hundred copies of The Council Fire have been circulated hero , very re cently , and are being industriously translated in the camps. If this bill fails hero the In- flucnco ot Dr. Bland may bo accounted largely responsible , for it , nnd not from any philnnthroplcal reasons , but for a purely selfish purpose , as shown in the manner of work done hero. A great Omaha dance took place last night about a hugo flt-o , the com mission having presented them with twenty beeves for n feast. This was necessary to keep the Indians hero at the agency. A council was held this afternoon , nt , which Old-Mnn-Afrald-of-His-Horse , Red Cloud , Little Wound , Blue Horse , Young- Mnn-AfratO-of-His-Horno nnd other chiefs spoke. Their talk was a rehearsal , each In their own way , of their individual views as to the promises in the treaty ot 1803 , which have not been fulfilled. When they finished. Major Warner explained the bill in regard to paying lied Cloud for his ponies , and told' them to be careful of uny men who wanted to get any of this inonoy ; and that ndvica from such" men was not worth much ; that whllo ho thought It was for the interest of all of them , the bill should bo accepted , still the commissioners wanted them to do ns they thought best. Ho concluded by saying that the bill was rordy for signatures. No Flesh was tbo first to sitrn. About forty signed in twenty minutes , when further action was def - f erred until evening. BEVKNTKKNlaiOUE BODIES. Progress of tlio AVork of Recovering , the Johnstown Dead. JOHNSTOWN , Pa. , Juno 17. The weather bore is gloomy and dismal. Seventeen moro bodies wcro dug from the wreckage to-day. Among them was , the body of Mrs. Annlo Bales , of nncmo , Wls. She was a pabaengor on the day express lost on the fatal day. She was burled promptly , ns wore all the other bodies found , At a mooting of business , men tills afternoon , It was decided to ask the state authorities hero for lumber with which to build temporary business places. To a committee who waited on General Hast ings , that gentleman "aid ho would supply all the lumber desired within a week. Many of iho public buildings will bojconstructcd on the old public square. About fi.MO men are now at work on the ruins and many moro nro coming in , A noticeable impression Is being intido on the debris above the mono bridge by the use of dynamite. Three mem bers of t'.io Fourteenth regiment were ar rested ut Cumbria City to-night , charged with Insulting women. They are locked up. Citizens of the place nro indignant , and many threats of lynching nro made. Ilohhnd u Chinese Lmiindry. Br.ATiiiCB , Neb. , Juno 17.- [ Special Tele gram to Tun Uiiii.l Thrcd men entered Wo Hec's laundry on ICilu street ntthHOlust night , throttled the cashier of the laundry , beat .him unmercifully , took 815 from his pockets and disappeared , ThoChinaiimngava the uliirin , The police wom boon on hand nnd went out to hunttlin robbers. In a few minutes ono of tlio men came back to the hi mi dry. Wo Heo culled the police , who cnmo quickly and nrroatcd him , Ho was taken to jail and searched , A bottle of acid was found on him , Tlio other two have not jet bcci : apprehended , Lutheran Hynoil. Pirraiiuiio , Juno 17 , In the Lutheran synod to-day the report on church extension showed ? i'iOS3 received from all sources , era a larger amount than during any previous , blcnnlum , The rapid growth of the church , particularly m the .west , where many churches have been erected , required the appropriation of iho whole amount. Tbo three banner synods , which during the your contributed moro than the amount appor tioned them , are the synods of iluine , 1-jwa and Kansas , , Ijiuid Deal In YanJcton. YANKTO.V Dak. , Juno 17 , [ Sj > ecial Telut gram to TUB BKB. ] The CunUcr forty acres/ / just north of the Yaukton college , was sold to-day to 12.13 , Sclmior andB , Bird , rep resenting n Sioux City nyndlcato , for 121,000 , Several thousand dollars have boon paid , and the sale actually closed , The purchasers will pint uud soil loU and double ttiulr money ,