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William Nee , a B. & M , Employe , Murdered
at Orawforu
Ncl.s Trillion , n Farmer Nnni' Fremont ,
MNHHK | ! AH Kpidcinlo of
Mump * at llo.ntrloc Other
Stnto XCWHJ *
Ciiiwronn , Neb. , April 24. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun Bin : . ] William Nee , n bridge
builder on the IJ. ft M. railroad , was shot mid
hilled nt 5 o'clock this eyoning. Timothy
Spring , charged with the shooting , Is under
arrest. The murdered man is from Wiscon-
A Farmer
PnnstONT , Neb. , April 21. [ Special to Tun
Biu. : ] News reached this city today of the
mysterious disappearance of n former named
Nils Trulson , a resident of Logan township ,
this county. Trulson's ' absence was first
noted by his neighbors on Saturday night ,
and since that time nothing has been heard of
him. Ho was Unmarried and about fifty years
old. Ho loft some property and hud some
money with him when ho disappeared. A
good many of tlio residents of his neighbor
hood nr-J of the opinion that it was a case of
hulcldo by drowning. His friends organized
for searching Logan creek for his body , but
witli Avluxt result Is not known. To add to
the interest of tlio Incident , it is reported that
there Is a woman In the case. Trnlsou Itm
Scandinavian , and has been a resident of Lo
gan township for many years.
Cainnrldjro JteniH.
CAMimmoi : , Nob. , April 24.Speciul [ to
Tun BII : : . ] Arbor day was duly observed
hero by the planting of trees by nearly all of
the citizens. Invitations were scut out invit
ing the ladles to take part in the planting of
rose bushes and shrubbery In the park and a
number responded. The result was tlio park
was nllvo with people in tlio afternoon , some
setting out trees and others painting the
scats and raking : the rubbish oil tlio grass ,
etc. Strangers and traveling men all say
that Cambridge has the finest natural park
and lake In the whole stitte.
Two new business houses are almost com
pleted and a third is under way and every
thing In general denotes that business will bo
livelier than it has. been for yours. The mer
chants are receiving largo stocks of goods
every day and -str.ingcru are to bo seen on
every band. From throe to six car loads of
Stock arc shipped from tills point ovcry week ,
four car loads being shipped out today , three
by the alliance and ono by Kunkiii Bros.
A coach will be attached to the local freight
Friday morning to convoy the Odd Fellows ,
their families and their friends to Arapahoe to
eelebrato theirsoventy-llrst anniversary. The
Cambridge cornet band will also go along.
C. W. Knight , Kouto Agent Wot/.ol and a
number of clerks In Superintendent Camp
bell's ' onico came down fromMcCook last
evening on a fishing excursion.
His Neighbors Speak.
ttm-nni , , Nob. , April 21.- [ Special to Tin :
BIIAt : : n recent meeting held hero the fol
lowing resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Wliornus , Tlio Hov. Itufns Uouley , while In
the dlsnbai-KiMif tlio humane and Christian
duty uf soliciting aid for tlio needy In our
midst , him been wlukedly and maliciously HS-
snlled and misrepresented through thu press
of almost the L'litlro state by certain parties
whoso solu aim seems to bu to get all thu
inoniiy out of thu homiMtt-udcrs they cfiu ,
therefore , hi ) It
Uesolved , fly the people of Itothel , that they
liuvu the greatest confidence In the honesty.
Integrity anil plnty of Hi-other Cooley ami
know that ho did not misrepresent thu condi
tion of the people , and with Christian Indigna
tion repel any and every such olmrgu and mls-
lopicM-ntallon iinil.bolluve , us law abldliigcit-
1/eiis , Hint lliother Cooley .should proieeiito
Mich parties for libel , and wo heiehy pledge
him our sympathy and support In bo doing ;
and , bu It further
Kcsolvcd , That u copy of these icRolnllons
bo furnished the press and that it 1m re
quested to publish them as extensively as ft
hns the charges.
T. W. Bracken was appointed to furnUh
the press with a copy. 1 * . T. ADKI.N * ,
K. S. "U'ALKnt , Sec. Pros't ,
All K.YOltillK ItlKM * .
RKYXOI.DJ ) , Nob. , April ! ! ! . [ Special to Tin :
Bii : : . ] A man about twenty-five years of ago
who registered at the Depp hotel in this
place yesterday as Wallace Anderson and has
the appearance of being Swede or Norwegian ,
procured n team and driver from the livery
stable ot Henry Abbey in the forenoon and
was driven south of Hcynolds under pre
tense of wanting ; to find work as a farm hand.
Not finding work ho was driven back to
Koynolds and about-f o'clock p.m. l p hired
the best team In the same stable for a little
drive around town , but parties seeing him
drive southeast at a rapid gate reported to
the livery stable , and Mr. Abbey becoming
alarmed , started after him with a team of
ponies. Anderson had about half an hour
the start , but Mr. Abbey was lucky in keep
ing In his track and after following him six
teen miles southeast ho got sight of the man
going over the hills with the line team of
grays at a break neck speed. Then followed
a race of four mll'-s , each team being put to
their utmost speed , the ponies proving
I'ljinil to the occasion. Tlio man was caught ,
t led and brought back to Koynolds and turned
over to the olllcors of the law.
Tlio Kaiisari-Xebraslcii Kctmion.
Sri-mitoit , Neb. , April 21.-Special [ Tele
gram to Tin : Ur.c.j Tlio council of adminis
tration and reunion committees of the inter
state reunion of the Kansas and Nebraska
( inuid Army of the Hepublie met hero today
to perfect arrangements for the reunion to beheld
held August t to 0 next. Cireut interest was
manifested nt the meeting , and the reunion
promises to bo n great success and will over
shadow everything in that line thus fnr in the
valley. The presence of United States troops
is assured , mid the committee is offering cusb
prizes for the best military band of the state
mul drum corps , ns well as military bodies
mid secret society uniform ranks. Some of
( ho most prominent speakers of Kansas and
Nebraska have promised to bo present , and
every effort will bo nindo mid no expense
spared to make this interstate reunion mi at-
fair long to bo remembered. Superior utters
Unparalleled railroad facilities to all to attend ,
mid the well known liberality and enterprise
nf her citizens guarantees Its success. A verv
prominent United States army oftleor will
doubtless bo commander of thu camp. North
Kansas posts are taking great interest in the
Notes IVoin O.\foi- l.
Oxroui ) , Neb , , April ! . ' . [ Special to Tun
Bin : . ] A force of carpenters has arrived hero
mul commenced work ou u new passenger
.depot in the place of the ono recently de-
Btroyed by lire. The building will bo an
exact duplicate of the old one , which was
counted 0110 of the best on the B. ft M. Hues.
Henry P. Camp , cashier of the Farmers'
State bank , whose wlfo eloped with a St.
Louis traveling num several weeks ago , has
hiieil for a divorce from hU pretty but fickle
better half.
A petition ! * , in circulation asking tlio vlllago
Iwaul of trustees to call tin election' vote
bonds for a system of water works.
Late ifllns in this vicinity give small grain
a fluttering prospect ,
A Xiirr < 7Y i. ; cni 0 tor Two.
Lincnrr , Neb. , April ! il.SpocIul [ Tele
gram to Tun DEE. ] Louts Kisser , a bar
tender , was shot In the arm this afternoon
mid severely wounded by the accidental dis
charge of a bhotguu. He in company with
two ethers tturtcd out in a hunt lu a buggy
when the gun fell from his hafid. The ham
mer struck against the side of the buggy bed ,
discharging the load into his ami. Taylor
Gore , the driver , narrowly escaped , the
charge passing up the outside of his coat
sleeve and burning bis hair mid eyebrows.
Cat tin Tor Superior.
Sfi-cntoit , Neb. , April ! M. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bnn. ] The Superior cattle com
pany received ten cur loads of cattle from
Longmont. Cal. , over the B. it M. tonight ,
mid twenty-live cur loads came over the
Atchlson , ToK.-ka | & Santa Fe for .lames
Meek , from New Mexico. The cattle Inter
est here is becoming u very important indus
try. _
Kmloil lleiTroubles. .
Nr.musK.CITV , Neb. , April 24. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : BEK.J Coroner Karsteu
was called to Syracuse today to
hold an Inquest on the body
of Mrs. . George Talbot , n widow aged
fifty living four miles south of that place ,
who Committed suicide last night by bunging
in her room. She left u note stating that she
was tired of living and would cud her
Ho Slept In the Hum.
FunjioxT , Neb. , April 21. [ Special to Tun
UIR. : ] The ten-year-old son of C. E. Harmon
of Ames , whoso disappearance Monday even
ing created a good deal of excitement in the
neighborhood , several men riding all night In
their search for him , is reported to have been
discovered next morning in the barn , where
he had slept all night.
Fremont Odd Follows.
Fnr.Mo.vr , Neb. , April 2 1. [ Special to Tun
Uit : ! . ] A special train over tlio Union Pacific
left the Fremont depot about S o'clock this
morning with u delegation of about eighty
Fremont Odd Fellows in uniform and accom
panied by a baud. They went to Council
Bluffs to attend the ceremonies there today
In honor of the grand sire of the sovereign
grand lodge.
A KII l li Is1 ol'l'ytlilas Itanqtict.
DKATIUCU , Neb. , April .M. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : BII : : . ] Beatrice division Uni
form Kauk Knights of Pythias was success
fully instituted in tills city tonight. Tlio in
stituting ofllcer was .T. E. Douglass ot Apollo
division No. 10. Following tlio ceremonies
nn elegant banquet was served. A largo num
ber of knights from various sections of the
stale wcro present.
Gypsy QuocMi fjlliorutod.
Fur.MO.NT , Neb. , April 2t. [ Special to Tin :
Br.i : . ] Grace Caswell , better known as
Gypsy Queen , was today liberated from the
county jail whore she has been incarcerated
forsiv months awaiting trial and serving out
a sentence for shooting nt Engineer Thurber
of the Elkhorn 1'oad , with intent to kill , on the
second day of lust October.
Knights of I'ytliiiiN at Slielton.
SIIII.TON : , Neb. , April 21. [ Special to Tin :
Bii.J : O. S. Green , district deputy , from
Kearney , instituted the degree of Uniform
Hank in the order of Knights of Pythias to
night. Tlio rank starts out with twenty-
eight members , all uniformed ! After tlio de
gree was conferred they gave a dance and
bann.net in the Meisner opera house , and It
was ono of the plensantest social events of
the season.
For a Broken Anlcle.
BIUTCICI : , .Neb. , April 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Br.i : . ] On the night of March
7 last Henry E. Miller tumbled into a storm
sewer excavation on Fifth street and sus
tained thereby a broken ankle. Miller now
brings a claim for damages against the city
in the sum of $5,000 , and will bring suit for
the same if the council declines to liquidate.
VM Wlicolouk.
BK.VTUICI : , Neb. , April 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Br.i : . ] Tlio contemplated quo
warranto proceedings to oust Water Commis
sioner Wagner have been abandoned and the
question as to whether Wagner or Whceloek
is the legal commissioner will bo tried on its
merits in the injunction case of Wagner vs
Wlicelock and Tuit before Judge Baoady next
Monday. _
A Kpiiloiiiie of Mumps.
Br.ATUici : , Neb. , April 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tin : Bin : . A mild epidemio of
inuinpsland sore eyes is prevailing in this city.
Tlio latter complaint seems to bo confined
generally to children. The victims recover
with slight resulting inconveniences after a
few days.
Will Cclclirntc tlio Fourth.
NimusK.iCiTV : , Neb. , April 21. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : DEI : . ] The board of trade
last night decided to eelebrato the Fourth of
July hero in great style this year.
Iiijurod by a Dorricl. .
Nouror.K , Neb , , April 21. [ Special Tele-
itnini to Tin : Bii : : . ] Thomas Keating of this
city while loading rock with a derrick today
was struck ou tlio head , inflicting u frightful
wound , though not necessarily fatal.
In n I'rooiu-ioiis Condition.
Nonroi.K , April 21. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BII : . ] Miss Winnie Miller , who
was thrown out of n buggy by n runaway
horse last Saturday , is in u very precarious
s Title.
Liru.i : Kouc , Ark. , April 21. Tlio sub
committee of the house election committee
appointed to investigate the alleged frauds in
tlio Second congressional districe , arrived
hero this afternoon. C. K. Brochinridgo , the
contesteo , came along with the committee.
The parties to the investigation were repre
sented by Judge McCluo , the contesteo byj.
H. Hurrod and W. .1. McCain. County Clerk
Ferguson of Woodruff county and County
Clerk Wright of Conway county were placeil
on tlio stand. Ferguson produced the poll
book and ballots , of Kiversldo , Augusta , Cot-
tonplunt and White Klvor townships for the
election in November 1SS3. After several ox-
umlnutions the committee adjourned until to
Non-Partisan AV. C. T. U.
CIIICAUO , April 2 ! . At this morning's conference
Isau Woman's Chris-
ference of the non-part -
thin Temperance union , a clause was inserted
lu the constitution by which no ofllcor of the
association is allowed to do any campaign
work for any political party while holding of
fice. This is the first time such a clause has
been adopted by any similar body. The name
of the association was also changed to road ,
the "Womens * Non-partisan Christian Tom-
poraueo Alliance. "
At the meeting tonight Mrs. Phlnuoy ex
pressed much annoyance at'tho construction
placed ou some romm-int made by her con
cerning .Mrs. ,1. Ellen Foster nt the day meet
ing. She was reported to have said that
Foster's connection with a political party
during the last campaign did the temperance
cause much harm. Tonight Mrs. Pliiunoy
said that she hud said In the meeting that u
misapprehension of Mrs. Foster's true spirit
had boon detrimental , but did not say her
motives or actions had been so.
Ho AVuH a Delimiter.
Pr.oun , 111. , April St. Interest in the cele
brated Jungluius murder was revived today
by the opening of a letter from Germany ad
dressed to the murdered man. The Jotter Is
from L. II. ICocmer of Leumuitz , Germany ,
and showed that the dead man's real mime
was Theodore Zagel , and that ho was a de
faulter in the old. country. He loft there In
July , 15S9 , to ftvolil arrest for bavins swindle
friends out of several thousand dvliah ) .
Murder and Siiiuldo.
Sx * FISASCJSCO , Cal. , April i.1 ! . Michael
Liuic , a stonecutter , shot and fatally wounded
his wife today and then committed suicide.
Lane has boon unwell for some time , and it Is
supposed ho was temporarily Insane when ho
committed the tragedy , The couple always
lived happily together.
ni IS i\OT SATISI'AClyKi ' ,
The Administration Displeased With the
Caucus Silver Bill.
ITc Says Knongli to Show Ills DIs-
pleaHiire , However The Omaha
1'oMoflluo Site Xohraska'H Tor-
undo Immunity.
fil.'l FOUUIKKNTH SinnET , >
WASHINGTON. U. C. , April 21. )
The action of the republican caucus last
night has been the chief topic of conversa
tion about the capital , the departments , the
clubs and the hotels to-day and It furnishes
another illustration of the old adage that It is
always darkest just before dawn. Yesterday
morning there was no expectation of an agree
ment. The two factions seemed to bo farther
apart that they had been at any time during
the negotiations and the members of the joint
committee wcro discouraged and disheart
ened at the prospects of securing any legisla
tion. Tlio night before they decided to agree
to disagree , to let each house pass its own
measure and then make another effort to se
cure harmony , when the two bills came into
collision in n committee of conference.
There was a general disposition on both
sides to hasten legislation as much as possi
ble for the effect upon the congressional
nominating convention and for political in-
llncnco at large , and it was this sentiment
that did moro than anything else to bring
about nn agreement in the committee.
I asked Secretary Windom this afternoon
how much the circulation would bo expanded
by the adoption of this bill. Ho replied that
it would depends good deal ujwn the price of
silver at tlio present value. The circulation
will bo increased about $70,000,000 a year , but
there 1ms been n change in the terms of the
bill. The original measure provided for the
purchase of $1,000,000 worth of bullion per
month , but ns now agreed upon it provides
for tlio purchase of li > 00,000 ounces.
Theeotnptrollerof thocurrency says that the
prevailing supposition that there is $ TS,0X,000 ( )
tied up in his ofllco is a serious misapprehen
sion , No such amount will bo released for
circulation by the bill agreed upon
In caucus last night to amend sec
tion fi,222 of the revised statutes. Tlio
entire amount held today in the
treasury to redeem the circulation of national
banks in liquidation is but ' ! liUi,0r ) ; : ) , and of
this amount at le.lst 'M per cent is now in cir
culation. Again , the comptroller says that it
is necessary that ho should have a working
capital of $10,000,000 or 12,000,000 to carry oh
the business of his olllce , so that the amount
to bo actually added to the circulating me
dium of tlio countrv under the proposed bill
will not greatly exceed $ IiOCKJ,0iO ( ) ( , or less
than fit ) cents per capita of the population.
But tlio treasury olllclals are not at all sat
isfied with the bill as agreed upon in caucus ,
and they represent the views of the adminis
tration. Both the president and Secretary
Windom have been very earnest and active
in their endeavors to secure the adoption of
what is known as the Windem certificate bill
as n party measure. The former has had re
peated interviews with the members of the
caucus committee of both houses of congress
and has even given dinner parties af which
the bill has been the chief topic of conversa
> w The point upon which they have insisted
has been that giving the secretary of the
treasury discretionary power to circumvent
any attempt to corner silver bullion. The bill
provides for such u contingency in a moder
ate way , but does not go so far ns was de
Secretary Windom declined to discuss tlio
subject today. Ho says that ho can only
make recommendations to congress ; that tlio
executive department cannot exercise any co
ercive influence over the legislative branch.
Ho has given Ills advice and it has not been
heeded , therefore lie has nothing more to say ,
but in his letter that was published Monday
morning the secretary took verv strong
grounds and made some criticisms upon tlio
bill , .which hud not then boon accepted as the
measure of liis party , that will likely bo preserved -
served for future use by the opponents of tlio
measure in the democratic party. When
asked for his views on tlio bill today the sec
retary refused to talk about that document
and appeared to take a great deal of satisfac
tion in the fact that ho has got his opinion
into print before tlio caucus met.
Senators Jones and Stewart of Nevada an
nounce tonight that they are opposed to the
silver bill agreed upon by the conference , and
that unless tlio secretary's authority to dis
burse the bullion in payment of certificates is
limited they will vote'against the bill in tlio
orn i\nirxiTV riiosi Toitvuior.s.
During the discussion in the senate com
mittee on agriculture relative to the transfer
of the fish commission to tlio agricultural de
partment the fact was brought out that the
.study of climatology had u very important
bearing upon the operations of tlio llcsli com
mission , and the argument was used that tlio
department in which the weather servieo waste
to bo placed , that was to say the agricultural
department , should on this account have
also the control of the fish commission.
Being curious to know what the
weather conditions wcro in Nebraska ,
Senator Paddock made u personal
detailed inquiry of the chief signal ofllcer for
statistics relating to the subject. Today ho
received a personal letter dealing with the
question of the rarity of tornadoes in that
state , n branch of meteorology which , however -
over , has no connection with the fish commis
sion , but which is intcrestlngas showing the
immunity of Nebraska from tills form of
storm. The communication is as follows :
"A study of the signal servieo reports during
the past fifteen years shows that violent dis
turbances known as torAndoes occur during
the passage of barometric depressions
across the United States. While
tornadoes occur within tlio limit
of thObO barometric depressions they do not
occur in the vicinity of tlio centre , but in the
.southeast tniadrant at a distance of several
hundred miles from the centre ot barometric
disturbances. As a majority of the baromet
ric disturlunees which are attended by tor
nadoes In the southeast quadrant move east
ward from the central Hooky mountain re
gion , tlio centres passing over Nebraska or
adjoining states , it follows that the region of
the greatest frequency of tornadoes being in
tlio southeast ouadrant is to the
southeast of Nebraska. The records
show that tornadoes are unknown
in the western half of the state whllo in tlio
eastern portions they are not more than one-
half as frequent as In Missouri and eastern
Kansas. This is largely duo to its geographi
cal locution relative to the lack of barometric
depressions. In tlio early spring these de
pressions move easterly over latitudes further
to the south , causing attending tornadoes to
occur in the lower Missouri or the central
Mississippi valley , whllo as the season ad
vances the storm tracks move farther to the
northward carrying the region of tornadoes
further to the northward over the states of
the upper Mississippi valley.
"It has also been observed that tornadoes
usually occur In connection with warm , moist
winds mul high temperature , The largo vol
ume of aqueous vapor carried oft by these
winds Is undoubtedly an Important factor In
the development of those slonns , the force
and violence of which Is largely duo to sudden
condensation of aqueous vapor by the rapid
cooling of the atmosphere duo to opposing
cold currents of air. An excessive ninUluro
is one of the attending- conditions of these
storms. "
tin : IIH\KIMVN'S : rmr.m
L. S. Coflln of Fort Dodge , In. , is hero as a
representative of the Brotherhood of Kail-
way Brakemeu to secure the passage of a law
for the protection of brakemen similar to that
enacted hi Iowa two years ago. Six thousand
and six hundred brakemen , ho says , are an
nually killed or maimed in the performance of
their duty because of the Jink and pin coupler
and brake. There are already several bills
before congress to compel the railroads to
adopt other appliance. ) that are less danger-
ous. and Mr. Coflln has come to do what ho
can to secure their pnsrape. It Was through his
efforts that the lust lowrt legislature passed an
act to protect bmkeincn by requiring that till
caw shall bo providedwith ) automatic coup
lers and that within two'ycurs from last Jan
uary all locomotives shall have driver brakes
and all care power brakes , no that It shall not
be necessary for brakoml'ti to go ou top of the
train to drop them , Mr. Cefltti was pre
sented with n magnificent gold medal by the
Brotherhood of Brakeinchi for lite efforts In
their behalf.
i > r.Mocn.VTs ur.Mrn.
The dcmocnitlo senators will make a stub
born resistance against the adoption of any
such rule us was proposed by Mr. Chandler
yesterday limiting debate. The only recourse
they have hi securing the defeat or delay of
measures to which they are opposed is in
talking them to death , mid there are a dozen
men on the democratic side who can talk six
hours nt a stretch without fatigue and do It
every day for an unlimited period. With the
assistance of their less loquacious colleagues -
leagues the debate could bo pro
tracted for twenty-four hours a day
seven days a week andithlrty days n month ,
so as to compel the republicans to withdraw
any objectionable measures In order to secure
necessary legislation or n termination , of the
session. This plan they hud already deter
mined to adopt ns a dcspcrato resort In case
the republicans should attempt to pass the
federal election law reported from the com
mittee ou privileges and elections today and
they suspect that Chandler's resolution Is in
troduced in uutlclpatlouiof such an attempt.
The supervising architect of the treasury
has notified Senator Maudorsou that every
thing has been done In his ofllco that can bo
done towards closing up the trade for the
site for the now public building In Omaha.
He says that ho has written to the attorney
general nud hits asked to bo notified us to the
exact status of ttio situation legally , and al
though ho knows that the & ! 0,000 necessary
to make good any shortage whicli may occur
in excess of the $10,000 available has been
paid , ho has no olllclal notice of this fact.
Several little preliminaries are to bo closed
up before tlio cheeks can bo sent out , but this
will all bo arranged within a few days and
the supervising architect will probably bo in
a position to send out the checks next week.
Judge Cobb of thoNcbraska supreme court ,
who has been in tlilsf city since the close of
the meeting of the military order of the
Loyal Legion in Philadelphia , starts for his
home tomorrow.
In the senate today , under dispensation of
the rules. Senator Paddock called up mid hud
confirmed the nominations of F. M. Darring
ton register anil J. II. Dansltiu receiver at
Alliance , aiid Judge John Uccso register and
James AVhitehead receiver at the Broken
Bow land olllco. The president has been
notified of their confirmation and their con
firmations and their commissions will issue
from today. v
J. II. Ager of Ord , who has been hero for
some days with Congressman Laws , will
leave for homo tomorrow.
X ItlLK.
Provisions of the Icnsm-e Reported
l y Scna1o.i' Ifonr.
' '
WASHINGTON , April. 24. The federal elec
tion bill reported by'Semior { Hoar today pro
vides that the chief supervisors of elections
shall bo charged in their. .respective judicial
districts with the supervision of congres
sional elections , with th'q enforcement of the
national election laws nnd the prevention of
fraud and irregularities iif naturalization.
Whenever in any , city having 20,000
inhabitants or upwards'.or in any con
gressional district 100 qualified voters shall
petition the .chief supervisor alleging that
there is danger that nnlcs3ftho election is
guardcdthat.it will licitbo fair and free , it
shall bo the duty of JUKJndgo of the United
States district court'tirojicu "court for the
purpose of transacting ell business pertaining
to registration or election matters such as
may by any United States law bo transacted
there. Tlio court shall bo always open for
tlio transaction of such business until the
second day succeeding the election , and the
judge may exorcise his powers in open court
or in chambers. The ehief supervisors may
verify t lie registration laws , nnd in any city
of . "il OOO inhabitants or upwards may cause
u house to house canvass , but no inquiries
shall bo made as to the political opinions of
any person.
Every person charged with any duty with
regard to the election of a member of con
gress , who shall commit any fraud thereon ,
shall bo liable to n line not exceeding * . > ,000
or to imprisonment not exceeding five years ,
or both. The same penalty is provided for
t he bribery or attempted bribery of voters.
Gladstone Critieisofl IJulfour'n Land
1'iirchnse Kill.
LONDON , April SI. Gladstone resumed the
debate ou the land purchase bill in the com
mons lliis evening. Ho said ho was opposed
to.tlio bill under thoovorwhelming conviction
that it was compiled without undertaking to
sold tlio land dilllculty. lie had been encour
aged to hope for u solution by Lord Salisbury
declaring that the measure would not impose
any burden upon the British taxpayer. Ho
was disappointed , however , when Ba'll'our in
formed the house that the measure pledged
the country to the extent of i'M.OOO.OOO , with
out mentioning the possibility of further
amounts being asked.
Kegarding PumoH's plan , it was new in
principle. Its general purpose was clear , but
ho was not certain that ho comprehended the
details. [ Conservative laughter. ] IlostroniUy
sympathized with ono object of Parnell's
plan whereby the landlords would not bo ex
patriated , but would IKJ retained. It would
bo a sorrowful conclusion of the life ot tlio
landlord class if when local government was
established in Ireland they did not take part
in adjusting affairs.
Balfonr's bill ought to bo confined to the
landlords already in possession. It should
not encourage landlords to become buyers of
land in order to take advantage of the
enormous boons offered. [ Hoar , hear. ] The
provision respecting tiyo years' arrears also
required justification , which It would bo
dinicult to find. [ Cheers. ]
Coming to what ho called the constitutional
objections ho urged that it was obnoxious ,
that Ireland opposed the measure in view of
tlio fact that live-sixths of the Irish members
deliberately and determinedly opposed it.
( Cheers. ) As tlio government was going to
make Ireland its debtof it was important to
consider what was the attitude of the persons
about to be subjected to the debt. State
landlordism Implied the use of soldiers against
the tenant , the use of qyery weapon of the
state to enforce an uiipopular law.
Gosclicii said Gladstone's contention that
the tenant would bo dpn'rivcd of the benefits
intended for them destroyed Morley's argu
ment that non-purchasing tenants would agi
tate to get their routs jowered to tlio same
sc.do as the purchasers' rents. Ho agreed
with both Gladstone and Paruoll In desiring
to retain tlio landlordism in Ireland , but the
bill did not necessarily Jcad to expropriation.
Ho appealed to the bouse not to allow polit
ical opinions to warp its judgment on tlio bill.
T , W. Kussell i liberal unionist ) approved
the bill on all points.
Dillon t nationalist ) said that if the con
tested districts wcro a disgrace to tlio coun
try during the past century it was a reproach
to the imperial parliament. Arguing that the
guarantees were illusory ho kaid that dining
a period of famine orjdistrcts the tenants
might refuse to pay tuck installments and
the government would be utterly powerless to
enforce payment ; furtluirinoro there was
danger of a foniau movement entailing a loss
of millions to England. Ho favored a land
purchase , but no } under coercion.
Canadian Pnrlluiiient.
'On-AWA , Out. , April 31. la the house of
commons today the bill extending the modus
Vivendi with the United States for another
year passed its third and final reading. Tlicro
was hardly u.ny opposition.
The Weather Forecast.
For Omaha and vicinity : Fair weather.
Nebraska Light local , ralijs , 'followed by
hull ; warmer , northeasterly winds.
South Dakota- Fair ; wanner ; southerly
Iowa Fair ; warmer ; northerly winds ,
drifting , to custerly.
Nearly n Quarter of a Million Men Will Bo
Affected by the Strike.
The Noii-Unlon Men Issue n Circular
Samuel Johnson , lii.jnrcil In thu Ite-
cent Illot , llepnrtcd la n
Dying ; Condition.
CHICAGO , April 21. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : Bin. : ] The little stone east by President
Gompors from his perch ns labor dictator has
gtywn and gathered as It rolled until the ava
lanche has swollen beyond the control of Its
creator and promises to defeat the very ob
ject of the Federation of Labor.
It was the design ot that organization that
the eight-hour tight should bo first made by
the carpenters alone , the other trades for the
time being only to lend encouragement and
financial assistance. The untiring efforts of
the local labor leaders will bo devoted during
the next two weeks to nu endeavor to restrain
the strike fever which seems to have seized
the Worklngmcn of the city.
Tho' carpenters , as the best organized as
well ns the poorest paid of the craftsmen ,
wcro selected as the first trade to bo relieved.
When they had Avon the miners wcro to bo
next and then the tailors.
To the support of each of these trades in
turn the whole energies of the Federation
wcro pledged.
Since March 1 an assessment of 10 cents
per week for strike purposes has been col
lected from the 030,000 working members of
the Federation , This means a fund con
stantly being replenished at the rate of ? 03,000 ,
n week.
No combination of employers in any line of
trade in any city of the country could suc
cessfully light u well organized strike backed
by almost linexhausUblo capital.
Chicago was chosen as the battle ground on
whicli tlio general engagement was to bo
fought and the carpenters were placed in the
advance lino. It was Intended that all other
trades should remain at work until the car
penters should have won.
But the plans of Mr. Gompers nnd his as
sociates seem too weak to resist tlio desire of
other tradesmen to join actively and aggres
sively in the movement.
Trade after trade bus organized and de
clared that it , too , must have the eight-hour
day , Tlio monster demonstration whicli has
been arranged for May 1 is an expression of Ilio
sentiment and may turn into the beginning of
u strike whicli the ablest of the labor leaders
will bo powerless to direct , much less con
trol. Tlioolllcersof the the Federation can
successful * govern and discipline 7,000 cool ,
well organized carpenters , but they would bo
swept away by an nngovcrned mob of 70,000
enthusiastic , if not hot-headed , men who
think they see victory within easy reach of
their toll-hardened hunds.
And this is what the loaders fear.
Tlio original plan of tlio May-day parade
was that all except the carpenters should re
turn to work May 2. Today no one can pre
dict what any trade will do. The chances
are that most of them will declare themselves
on strike for the eight-hour day. This
would mean utter stoppage of half or oven a
greater proportion of the city , and at present
tlio local loaders see no means to avert such n
Samuel Johnson , n oarpsntor , is lying nt
Ids homo in u dying condition , tlio rcsu't ' of
injuries inflicted by a crowd of striking car-
iicuters last Monday. Johnson and his
brother were working on the now building at
Hoboy street nud Armitago avenue , nnd be
cause of their refusal to Join the strikers were
set upon with heavy scantlings. Samuel had
his skull fractuied and his doctors fear that
ho 1ms sustained internal injuries which will
result fatally. His brother was severely
pounded , but his injuries are not serious.
William Warneko was the leader of tlio as
saulting party. Ho was arrested yesterday
and after being identified by the brothers
was locked up at the West Chicago avenue
police station.
The following letter has been sent to the
press of the country over the signature of
.several thousand non-union carpenters who
are now in idleness because of the threats of
violence of the union strikers :
Since thus far none hut strikers or union
men Inivo been hoatd , ft may iios-,1- ,
bly Interest a portion of tlio public :
to know what non-union men have to
say. In the first place , maiiv'noii-unloii men
am oppoMMl to sci-ict. combinations of all
kinds from a moral and lellglousstandpoint. :
Secondly , many bi-llovo that strikes uie an
Injury In ge.no.ral and to private proipoity.
Thirdly , many. 1C not all , have licc.nsnh-
jcclc.il to Intimidations unit thrcnts by union
men , which they disapprove , preferring to bu
free nii-n.
( 'ninthly , non-union men do not approve of
the invader and mnlmlnx ot several bundled
of Innocent men liy strikers in and around
this oily within tliu lait few years. In i-on-
clnilonnon-iinUrn men bellevi > that IhchtrlKos
promised for 1MKJ will deluge the rural districts
with tramps from the cities , \\usdoiiopio- -
\ lou-ily to Jtv-0.
The carpenters' strike is responsible for the
insanity of ono man brought before .ludgo
Prendergast in the insane court this morning.
Henry Stein , a carpenter , walked into tlio
Thirty-fifth street police station and tried to
tear down the place with n slcdgc-liammcr
and mallet because the structure was not in
the union. This story was told to the jury
this morning , and Stein , who first showed
.signs of mental trouble at the time the car
penters' strike was begun , lias been violent
over since , but in tlio hopes that ho might im
prove the court continued tlio case for ono
wee ) ; .
Tlio Number ol'the Disaffected.
Joseph Gruenhut , who has long held a
prominent place among the socialistic labor
agitators of this city and who is now tene
ment house inspector and statistician of the
health department , has compiled the follow
ing table of figures of tlio number of laboring
people in this city who will cither strike for
eight hours on the l.st ot May or bo made idle
by tlio strikes in tlio collateral industries on
which they depend :
i JIalo I'Vmalo
Ilnslness Kmployes. Employes ,
I'lioland light J.VIIO Illi )
Drugs , etc y.iH'l HIS
TninsiorlotlonWWI ] ( > " >
Printing and publishing. . . , 1 ! > , I'U 2,670
Financial , icntlnir , ete 0tt : < 7 8-1
Leather and leal Imr goods. . ! SVJ7 111 ! )
Wooden materials , uml
goods , ete 10,071 E41
Kood ami drink S2i ! 4,4111
Textiles lJiW ! ( If.'tJ'J ' '
Melu'is , niliicruls and chem
icals n7l7 l.Ktt !
According to this table the number of wage
workers , mule and female , who will not bo ut
work ut that time , reaches the surprising aggre-
gatoof about two hundred and twenty-three
thousand. Tills calculation covers only the city
as It was previous to lust year's annexation of
the towns of Hyde Park , Lake View , Cicero ,
Lake oud Jefferson. Tlio importance of tills
statement will bo apparent when It Is stated
that the town of Lake alone contains ir ) > ,00. )
people directly affected by the strike now
contemplated. Of this great aggregate 11W-
000 are males and tf I. ooo females. Tlio num
ber of linns involved is 11,5:27. :
Illinois Miner * la Session.
ST. Lon , April 21.A convention of dele
gates , representing the coal miners of south
ern Illinois , is hi session In Kast St. Loiifs
under the auspices of the United Mine
Workers association ot America. A now
hculo of price * for day workers in the south
ern Illinois mines , being an advance of .Ti per
cent over present wages , was adopted , ami n
scale fur piece workers of like character will
be agreed to. Arningumcnta will also bo
made for the establishment of an eight-hour
day system. There is no talk of strikes , the
delegates being ol the opinion that mine oper
ators will grant the demands without hesita
Aftrcoiaeiit With Now
CIIICAUO , April 21A conference of strik
ers and bosses not members ot the master
carpenters' association tonight agreed upon a
plan of actlou. The bosses showed they could
provide work for .1,000 , eymcii. Com
mittees from the bosses I s trlkers will call
ou the old musters' nsso ? = i before Satur
day nnd allow that body ron record. H
is understood , in any eve 10 strike will bo
declared off Saturday at J ! nils the now as
sociation. "
flight Hit nil red ers Oat.
SCOTTIIAU : , Pa. , April Klght hundred
miners of tlio Smithloti i -t struck today
for the Columbus.scale u rly ono thou
sand coke ovens are dost wn.
Airjr-TT/ > .s r .iri .v.
Not a I'lanlntloa Above "Water la
1'oluto Coapo Parish.
Nr.w YOIIK , April ! ) ! . A special from
Bayou Sara , La. , says the relief steamer Ua-
eoluh reached there yesterday evening. She
had made the trip to Point Coupe and had
como back to Bayou Sara. Her arrival Was
n Godsend to the people , whoso lives were In
jeopardy , for she has net only saved a largo
amount of properly , but n great many lives.
Tlio entire front of Point Coupe is under
water and most of the levees have gone. No
pen is equal to the task of picturing the de
vastation of the country or ( ho desolation of
tlto people. The small stretches of levees
still standing are crowded with men , women
nnd children , side by side with horses , mules
and cows. Hundreds of lives are In Jeopardy.
In an old gin house r.00 negroes were found
huddled together. Their condition was piti
able.The damage in the overflowed districts is
ineulculablco. A Texas & Paclllc boat suc
ceeded vesterduy In saving ! iOO people from
tlio back country around Morgu.ii/a.
Later Kuin and desolation meets the eve
on every side lu Pointo Coupe parish. The
destruction is complete. Not a plantation is
loft above water , not a levee unbroken , whllo
hundreds of families uroliomeloss. Thousands
of stock have been drowned , and from the
meagre reports received from the Interior it
is quite probable that human life has been
sacrificed to the flood.
Standing ou tlio deck of the relief steamer
Dacotah last evening the full extent of the
disaster could bo seen. Grouping together
ou little knolls between the broken levees ,
through whicli tlio water rushed with un
governable fnrv , were scores of people , both
white and black , some with babies in their
arms , while- others bad dogs secured by
cords. Many of them had nothing else in
Ilio world except tlio clothes they woio on
their backs. Whenever iho Dacotah discov
ered a scene like tins the stage was swung
out and the .stricken .ones taken aboard.
Kqually as sad u scene was the poor dumb
cattle standing lu the water , actually
Could llnvo JSeeii Avoided.
' Ni\v : OIUANS : : , La. , April --M. United
Stales Engineer Douglass telegraphs that the
Point Pleasant levee in Tcnsas parish gave
way this morning. Tlio water from it will no
doubt overflow a great part of the parish.
Captain .lohn A. Grant , superintendent of
tlio Texas ft Pacific railroad , speaking of
Morgnnzn crevasse says : "This is ono of the
worst calamities that could have befallen the
residents of this state , and yet it
could have been avoided if the
people had only made an effort. They
are to blame for it. Now they are creating a
big hubbub about sending relief up there ,
and that sort of tiling , while before the disas
ter occurred tlioy seemed utterly unaware of
thu pending danger. ] f needs bo they should
have raised > ( H,000 ) to hold that levee , and it
could have been done , too , and the money
would have been well invested , as there is
& 20.000OiH ) worth of property that will now
bo irretrievably damaged , wliich a little dis
play of energy would certainly have averted. "
The break in tlio old Morpatiza lovco is now
400 feet wide and fifteen feet deep. A cargo
of stone has been sent from this city and an
effort-will bo made to mattress Jllio ciida < and
* " " " "
thus prevent destruetionT
Tlio overflow of water from the lake , which
has caused much inconvenience to thu people
in tlio rear of the Seventh and Eighth wards
of this city since Sunday last , is gradually
receding ; .
It is reported nt the Texas & Pacific onico
that the water is gradually overflowing their
tracks between Baton Kongo junction and
Melville. The Louisville , New Orleans &
Texas railroad , better known as the Missis
sippi Valley road , has been the greatest
sufferer so far by the overflow. The other
railroads have not been affected to any great
Honoris from Greenville , Misn. , say : The
heaviest rains of this season fell in the last
forty-eight hours through the valley. For
the past thirty hours the rainfall hero was
four and one-half inches and it is still
cij.t rro.v.s ji
\ DeeeuKod California ISiinoher Salil
to l > e the Assus.sln.
Los AXOIII.III , April 21. Last winter a
rancher named Thomas Hooper died at Kiui-
ehito , this county. It was learned tonight
that prior to his death ofllcora hero collected
sufllcient evidence , it is alleged , to implicate
him in the murder o'f John M. Clayton , of
Arkansas. It is said that the deceased told a
friend that ho had killed two men In Arkan
sas who were concerned in lynching Ids
father , and that there was another man
whom ho would kill. That man was John M.
Kscupcil From the United Stales Ten.
LUIAMIH \ \ ' . ' ' . Telegram
LUIAMIH'yo. , April „ | Special
gram to Tin : Bii.J : : The United States
penitentiary at this point is minus a convict
in thojicrsoii of John Wilson , a negro , who is
under sentence for violating the internal rev
enue laws. 1 lo made his escape shortly after
I o'clock this afternoon. Ho was in the corridor
rider and crawled throughau outside window
by drawing aside n bar which had been par
tially out. The guards were absent from Iho
prison at tlio time , being some distance away
target shooting. Wilson were his prison
clothing , but all efforts to secure tlio slight
est trace of him since ho escaped have been
A Coalition I'l-olmhlc.
LiuvKNWoimi , Kan. , April 21. [ Special
Telegram to Tun Br.i : . ] Tlio democrat lo
central committee met hero this evening In
conference with a committee from the resub-
inisslon club of this city. The utmost .secrecy
was maintained ns to the subject matter of
the discussion , but it is known the coalition
between the democrats and resubmlsaionlsts
in tlio approaching state campaign was dis
cussed. _
Steamship Arrival * .
pAt Copenhagen The Ttilugvalla , from New
At Southampton--Tho Allcr , from New
At Baltimore The Maryland , from Lon
don.At London Sighted : Tlio India , from Bal
timore for Hamburg.
A Dlfl'crcnuo of Opinion.
Nr.w YOIIK , April Si. The body found in a
swamp near Willow brook was viewed by the
coroner and others today , nnd they were sat
isfied it wns that of the long looked for
Frenchman , Eyraud. The coroner notified
the French consul. That gentleman later
viewed the remains with two persons who
knew Eyraud , and they declared the remains
were not his.
Because She Told the Tcnoher.
niiAZii , , Ind. , April 21. While the pupils of
the Meridian street school wore at play this
morning Ben Carbory drew a revolver and
shot Cora Bnibach , aged tcnseriously wound
ing her in the face. The reason for the as
sault was that the girl hud informed the
teacher of some of Ben'H misconduct.
Proved an Alibi.
CHICAGO , April 23. Dr. Madison , accused
of arson , in firliig his own dwelling , was to
day , after the evidence was all In , discharged
by Muu'l'trato Wallace , the accused haIng
proved a substantial ahbl.
Oonsidonvulo Hostility Displayed Towards
the Civil Service Commission ,
_ _ _ *
Hoak of TonnoKsoo Ko anl-i tlio Hotly
as n mill AVhoot to ttio National
Cart .MolUalo-y Champions
the Commission.
WA IIIXHTOSApril'.1 1. After the transac
tion of some unimportant business the housa
went Into committee of tlio whole , Mr. Pay-
sou of Illinois In the oliulf , on the legislative
appropriation 1)111. )
When the clause appropriating salaries for
tlio civil service commission was ix'uohed "
Mr. Cumtuings of Now York made tlio point
ot order that it was not properly In the bill ,
ns tlio commission was ni'lthorloglslatlvo , ex
ecutive , nor judicial. After some ilcbato tin ?
point of onlor was overruled.
A motion by Mr. Dorsoy of Nebraska to re-
iluco the number of commissioners from Ihvco
to one was overruled , as was also one by Mr.
Perkins of Kansas exempting cx-soldloM
from the provisions of the civil service law.
Mr. 1 Ionic of Tonne-woo moved to slrlko
ontthoentlro clause. He ilosiivd the gov-
crnment run on business principles , de
sired to BOO merit recognized , but
ho dill not believe in this filth
wheel to the wagon. Furthermore
thu commission was under indictment mid ml
appwprialiipii should bo made until the com >
mltteoohar 'U.wlth thu investigation imUlO
its ivport.
Mr. Moore of New Hampshire announced
himself u civil service reformer without qma >
Mr. Biggs of Cnllfornlndonouneod the civil
service law. It was. he said , conceived in
sin mid brought foitli in iniquity. Pendlctoa
was its father , ( icoiro William Curtis itH
frranny and Dorinan 11. Katou its nnrso and
clotli washer.
Messrs. Lchlback of New York , McOomas
of Maryland and Culelieon of Michigan op
posed Mr. Honk's motion.
Mr. Chenille of Indiana opposed the wheW
theory of civil service reform.
Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio was opposed to the
construction and operation'of the present law ,
while he favored reform.
Mr. Hopkins of ] Hindis said Mr. Hunk wns
out of Joint with Hie sentiment of his party
as expressed in its platfor'ii.
Mr. Donnelly of Minnesota said ui'di-r tlio
civil horvloo liiw intelligent men did not niter
the service. Jt was the dudes who woiv going
in under the present svs-tem.
Mr. Hill of Illinois clnir.ioterly.ed the motloii
as mi effort to do by iiulirection wbnt neither
great political party hud the desire or courage
to do openly.
Mr. Groonhalgc of Massachusetts made a
vigorous speech in favor of civil service i'o-
Mr. Colenmn of Louisiana opposed it.
Mr , llendoi-sou of Jowasaid civil servieo
reform hd ; ; coino to stay , and tlio political
party that deserted it. would not stay in power
and hhtinld not. "It Is not U-no that this ad
ministration lias not enfoiccd the law. Presi
dent Harrison is enforcing it and that's
what's tlio matter with the boys. "
Mr. McKinley uf Ohio earnestly opposed
the motion to strike out. It the ro-
pnblican paity was pledged to
ono single thing moro than another
it was to the maintenance of the civil service )
law. It was not only according to tlio tenets
of the republican party , but according to Ilio
best sciitlruont of the republican party
throughout the United Sthtes. It was. sus
tained by the bent sentiment of the whole
country , it-publican and democraticalike. .
The republican party must take no backward
stej ) .
Mr. Bnttenvorth endorsed every word his
colleague had said. Nothing Hmr.ckod of
mnnarcliial forms as did the spoils system.
The motion toMrikoont was lost by ill to
12u. and pending action tlio committee rouo
and tlio house. ' adjoin ned.
WAMIIVOTOX , April 2I.--MI the senate to
day the house bill to tranr.fer the revenue
cutter servieo to the navy department wan
again taken up and tlio amendments reported
from the committee on naval affairs agreed
Air. Hoar then reported from the eominiUeo
on privileges and elections the bill to amend
and supplement the election laws anil to pro
vide for the more oillclcnt enforcement of the
same. Calendar.
Mr. I'ngh said every democratic member
of the committee opposed n favorable report
on this bill which , he said , supplies repub
lican supervisors to oversee state olllcers ,
thereby inbiiltlng and degrading those stntp
ofllcera. It was subversive of tlio funda
mental principles of local .self government.
If tlio bill became a law its execution would
insure the shedding of blood and the de
struction of the peace and good order of the
Mr. Hoar replied that , tlio bill was in sub-
stiinco a modilleation and perfection of the
system which had been the law of the United
States for many yoaiv , and which had secured
In tlio main honest elections and honest counts
in the city of New York , wliero before it
( JOXD , ( ) fraudulent naturalization pup : 'is had
gone out from two Judges within tbroo days
before the election. The bill was but tlio as *
sertion of tlio constitutional power expressly
asserting that the United Stales may regulate
the electing of members of its own congress
or alter the regulations in any state.
The consideration of tlio revenue cutter bill
was resumed and Mr. Sherman opposed it.
Tim land forfeiture bill was then taken up
as unfinished buHlm-ds and tlio uiiirml neilts
reported from tlio committee ou public landa
agreed to.
Mr. Jierry moved to amend the
first section of tlio bill by striking
out the word "now" and inserting the
words "within the time specified in the
act of congress making grants. " Tlio effect
of tlio amendment , lie said , would be not only
to forfeit those lunds opposite lines not now
constructed , but would forfeit nil lands
grunted to railroad companies when the Hues
were not completed within the time llxed in
the act land the hubscijut-nt oxtcufion
of It.
Home other amendments were con-idi-ml
anil laid ou the table.
WAPHIXOTO.V , April 81. The following
nominations have been confirmed by the
senate :
lolui H. Helm1) , agent at the Santee Indian
agency , Nebraska ; linlo.l VimN'-i.s , Jl.ir-
wood , postmaster nt Hipon , Wis. UeeeUcrH
of publlo moneys James "Whitihead , Hed-
fcrn , Nob. ; James H. Danskiu , Alliance ,
Nob. KcgKtors of hind offices Frcdci'ick
M. Darrington , Alliance , Neb. ; John l cc. > ,
Broken 13ow , Neb.
Snowing In ( . ' ( dorado.
HOI.YOKI : , Col. , April SI.- [ Special UVlo-
gram to Till : Uii-Tho : | rains of the past
week ore tonight being supplemented by a
heavy snow storm from tlio north. The wind
is light and the air reasonably warm , so theru
is no fear of damage to block on the range.
WASHINGTON , April 21. Among the nomi
nations hcnt to the senate today by the presi
dent were the following : Postmasters , Iowa
Kll J. Wood , Aniunosa ; Asa P. McConuelJ ,
Spencer. Wisconsin Daniel Vubgoss , Hu
U'lin Killing ( > a/.o ,
ST. Louis , Mo. , April 81.- George neck-
man , a inuchlnliit , ami known as rather u
crank on patents , seriously woimdcd bis wlfu
this afternoon and then killed himself with u
revolver. The couple has had much trouble
bceiiuso uf the husband spending mu-l : ot libi
earnings in useless inventions , '

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