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' TWENTIETH YEAK. OMAHA. MONDAY MOBlEgsTG , JUNE 23 , 1800. NUMBEK 5. i - SCATTERED TO THE WINDS , Bweetwtiter and Plcaannton , Nebraska , Com pletely Oblltemted. HEAVY LOSS AND LITTLE INSURANCE. . No One Itcportcil Killed , But Many "IVoro Daii crotlhly Injured By Kant FJyliiK TlinhcrH lIiimlrcdH Kcmlcretl lIomclenH. KiuitXF.r , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bin : . ] A cyclone struck the village of I.'lons'inton , twenty miles north of here , this afternoon nt 3 o'clock and wiped out the entire town. Only meagre reports can bo obtained of the damage to property outside of the town. Plcasanton Is situated at the terminus of the Nantnskot division of the Union Pacific and was only recently Incorporated. The place contained about ono hundred and fifty people , nil of whom are homeless. The hotel , which was the largest structure , was blown to pieces and scattered In the path of the cyclone - clone ; the proprietor was seriously hurt. E. K. Ilowcndobbcr , ndrugglstof Bcrtrand , was struck on the head with n piece of. flying timber und received a bad wound , although it Is not considered serious. Ho was brought v licro late this evening and is lying in a semi'- / conscious condition at the Windsor. The loss is estimated at $15,000 , with partial Insurance. Swectwater Obliterated. KAVP.NXA , Nob. , Juno 22. [ Special Tele- gram to TUB Bun. ] Ominous clouds formed In'the southwest about 2 o'clock today and n cyclone wjis threatened for u timo. The most timid took to their caves and cellars , but no Oanmge , was done by the wind and hull fur ther than demolishing a few light stables and ono house mid breaking exposed window lights. Couriers from Swcetwutcr , a little linmlct six miles west , have arrived bearing news that the lliio ono hundred barrel roller mill erected two years ago at a cost of $2.,000 Is a complete wreck , also a residence just completed by Mrs. Jane L. Goff is scattered over the surrounding vicinity , reduced to kindling woojl. The two stores in the village tire completely wrecked. H. A. Beyers' stock of merchandise is totally ruined. No lives were reported as being lost. A man end son named Thomas sustained injuries , but how serious is not at this time known. Headmaster Shcppard and your correspon dent repaired to the scene by special train ns Boon after the receipt of the news as possible. A largo crowd of residents were also aboard to render the unfortunates all assistance pos- bible. _ Lutcr The Swectwnter cyclone has de stroyed $ r 0,000 worth of property at the least consideration , with no insurance , livery building in the town with contents is o complete loss to the owners. Affairs at McCook. McCooK , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special to Tim BKK. ] The rains of th'o post ten days have been of great help to this county and a fair crop of wheat and oats and a large crop of corn are now almost assured. Tlio surveyors have completed the detailed survey of the canal , which will tup the Frenchman about thrco miles above Palisade in Hitchcock county and emptying into the Republican at McCook. The uiinul will bo about thirty mile's long mid will glvo McCook the best water power in the west. K. II. Kel logg of Denver has charge of the surveying party and will have complete estimates made liy July 1. A syndicate of Chicago capitalists will take hold of it as soon us the estimates nro completed. The referee appointed to take the testi- viniony and report findings in the county scat GJISO bus been holding court at Indianola the past week and will come to McCook Monday to tuko testimony hero. Great preparations are being made for cele brating the Fourth hero and with Hon. Ben linker mid J. I. Ncsbltt as orators a big time Is expected. Donne College Commencement. CIIKTK , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special to Tin : Ilr.i : . ] The commencement wccl exercises of Uoano college were Inaugurated today under very favorublo circumstances , the baccalau- rcato sermon being preached by Ilcv. Wil- lard Scott , pastor of the St. Mary's avcnuo Congregational church of Omaha. The beau tifully decorated Congregational church was crowded to the doors by an appreciative au dience of Cretans and out-of-town visitors. The members of the senior class , eight in number , occupied scats immediately in front of the speaker. The text was found in St. John , twcnty-llrst chapter , sixteenth verso : "Tho city lleth four squared ; mid the length Is us great as the breadth ; and the length mid. the breadth mid the height uro equal. " The discourse , which dealt with the sym metry of the Christian character , was very impressive. KnppoHcd Inucmllury Klro at Kearney. KIAHNIV : ; , Neb. , Juno 22. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bm : . ] lllchard Scott's resi lience , in the south part of the city was burned this morning about ! o'clock. Loss , fcr ! 00 ; Insured for $500. It is supposed to bo incendiary as n number of suspicion ! ! charac ters have been prowling about thu neighbor- -liood und no lire hud been in the house since -the day bcforo. - * X Ilnrlali-ClMinty'K Convention. AI.MA , Neb , , Juno 22. [ Special to Tin : UKK. ] The republican county central com mittee met yesterday and called a convention , to bo heldiit Alma July 10 , for the purpose of nominating candidates for rcproscntatlvo und county attorney and thu select Ion of dole- cutes to state and congressional conventions. No proxies are to bo admlttejl. Their Annual AddrenH. CUKTK , Neb , , June 22. [ Special Telegram to Tin : Bii : } . ] llev , Charles B. Newman of the Lincoln Christian church delivered the iinmial address to the Dnano college Young Women and Young Men's Christian associa tion this evening. Subject , "Tho Bible the Hook for Young Men of Today. " Appropriation IllllH , WASUIIXOTOX , Juno 22. All except ono ( the Kcnvnil dellcleney ) of the fourteen regular npproprlatiou bills have been acted on In ono or both houses of congress , But two of the thirteen , however tlio army and military ucudemy bills have become laws. The others uro mostly In conference or in nn advanced state. In the house or senate. Almostsoven hun dred bills , the larger portion being house 1'IIU ' , have been sent to the president since the opening of congress for Ids action. Kmpcror William OlvcH a Fete. BKIII.IS , Juno 22.- [ Special Cablegram to TIIK BiaEniK | | > ror William last evening KIWO a eurden fete on Pfuuen Insel , at which Chancellor von Caprlvl , the cabinet minister , the president nmt vleo presidents of the many deputies were present , The empress assisted In receiving mid enter taining the guests. At the supper in the evening all thu political parties were repre sented except the socialists. The emperor gave audience to lay today to Sir Percy Anderson , the Bi tlsh representa tive In the' Knst African negotiations. In conversation nt the fete the emperor ex pressed keen satisfaction at acquiring Heligo land. T.I 111 ft- " SlatcnientHjirTliclr KlTuct Upon Ctis- toniH IlccclptH , WASIIINOTOX , Juno -Statements of the cffccts'upon the customs receipts by the pro visions of the tariff bill , ns reported by the .scnuto finance committee , have been com pleted. These show the amount of dutiVs collected In 1SSO upon the importation of nil articles made dutiable in the house bill and the amendments proposed by the senate as sessed under existing laws was $ ltH-iOS- 8-lti. The duties estimated under the house bill amount to $200,249,077 ; under the bill amended by the senate , $201,680,007. The equivalent nd va lorem rate under the house bill Is r > 2.bO per cent ; under the senate bill 51.07 per cent. The reduction in revenue by the transfer of articles to tlio free list in the house bill , in cluding $10i27S78 : reduction In Internal reve nue taxes stricken out by the scnnto finance committee. Is estimated at ? 71OiH,77-l. By the transfer of articles to the free list In the sen ate bill the reduction in revenue is estimated at fOOrl)43. ) ! ; ) A foot note to tlio recapitula tion says : "These tables nro prepared upon the plan and theory usually followed. The estimates are largely conjectural and moro or less unreliable imd misleading. They nro based upon the as sumption that if the bill should become a law merchandise of like quantity and values would bo imported during the fiscal year 1SSO. This basis can only bo accepted no reliable where changes in rates are not of such n character as to necessarily cause increased or dimin ished importation. The reduction above given , of $71 , < MM,774 by tlio house bill and $ HOfyjO,34S by the scnuto appear to be certain , but if im ports should bo the sumo ns last year under the new rates the reduction would amount under the house bill to'fiii.l'JS.Gl'J , and under the senate bill to $20,318,233. A Secret Consistory. tSWbuJumcs OunfonJemifft.1 KOMI : , Juno 22. [ Now York Herald Cable Special to THE Bun. ] This morning the pope descended to consistory hall , where the cardinals of divers oriental colleges as sisted in the naming of the patriarch of An- tioeh. Afterwards his holiness hold a secret consistory , at which Monsignors VaiiNatelli , GaleatI , Marmlllod and Dunnjcnskl were created cardinals. The second consistory will bo held Juno 20 , nt which Leo XIII. will confer cardinal hats on two lloman princes and name the new bishops in France and Brazil. An American Lady Artlut Honored. [ C'iijHuit | / fSflrt I > u Jimifd Gordon Jicnnelt.l LONDON , Juno 22. fNew York Herald Ca blegram Special to Tnu Buu , ] The di rectors of the Chantrez fund have fixed on a picture of Mrs. Men-lit , neo Annie Lea of Philadelphia , for their purchase this year. The picture , whicli is in the academytis en titled "Love Barred Out. " Mrs. Morritt is one of the ablest of lady artists , whose high success is well deserved. Notables A'lsit Corpus Christ ! . CD Courus CIIHISTI , Tex. , Juno 22. [ Special Telegram to Tin : Bui : . ] The private car Mayflower with the Leslie-Harrison party loft hero this morning en route to Monterey , Mexico. They returncd-last.night from .Mus tang Island where they spent the day in specting the progress of the ship canal enter prise nt that point. They all speak highly of the undertaking and arc confident of its ulti mate success. Mr. Kusscll Harrison mid his associates express themselves as delighted with the Gulf beach , which they pronounced the finest they had over seen , not excepting that of Galveston or Capo May. They predict that the deep water nt Hopes I'ass not only assures the future of Corpus Christ ! , but will miiko the beach at that point u famous resort. The advantages arc unsurpassed. I'our Youthful IClopers. CIIATTANOOOA , Tcnii. , Juno 22. Perhaps the youngest double elopement on record has just been made public in this city. On Thursday night Miss Lucy Kelly , whoso parents live here , and Miss Ilosa Davis , an orphan girl raised by Mi's. L , B. Stuckoy , nro the hero ines in tlio romantic affair , all the parties to which are little moro than girls and boys. Miss llosu , a pretty little miss of thirteen , was married to Charles Moffet , a railroa'd fire man , eighteen years old. Miss Lucy , who is but sixteen , became the wife of Henry HoeS , a nlnetccn-yenr-old railroader. Tho'parents of the young people are very indignant over the affair. Tlio boy grooms are keeping very quiet , but seem happy and confident that their hasty > vedding will not lead to repent- unco. North Ainerljuit 'turner Iliuuls. Nuw YOIIK , Juno 22. The fourteenth an nual convention of the North American Turner bunds mot this morning in Central Turner hall and began formal business. President Hugo Muench delivered the open ing address. Tlio organization controlled a greater social and political power , ho said , than any other In the United States , other civil body furnished so many able- bodied soldlet * during the late war The an nual report showed a roll call of ! )5,012 ) mem bers , with property amounting to $1.774,221 and indebtedness $2U1UI3. : The following board of officer * was elected for the present convention : Helnrich Brown , St. Louis , president ; Henry Metzcr , New York , vice president ; Victor .L. Borgcr , Milwaukee , secretary. Postponed Its Publication. PAWS , Juno 22. The report of the inspec tors who investigated the ufTutrs of Credit Foncler proved so un favorable that the gov ernment hud postponed Its publication until M. Christophlo , govomor of the Institution , bus had time to frame a reply. The Inspec tors accuse Christophlo of having made im prudent und unauthorized advances. Credit Fonder shares yesterday fell . ' 15 francs , car rying routes down also. Lo Palx today stated that Christophlo had tendered his resignation , but Minister Beauvler declined to accept it till ho could consult the rest of the cabinet. Now York Imbor Union Split. NEW YOKK , Juno 22. A split occurred in the central labor union today. The boelallstlu delegates were compelled to withdraw and thov have formed u new central body , which will bo known as tlio central labor federation , 'The war of words was loud and vigorous. The Panama Canal. PAWS , Juno 22. Lieutenant Wise , who was sent to Columbia toarrango for an ex tension of the Panama canal concession , ca bles that ho has received assurance that the Columbian government will support him in his mission , Brigands Demand n Itnnsoiu. . . CoNsTANTisoi'i-u , Juno 22. Brigands near Shield ! have captured Muhomou'i Bey , n man of great wealth. They demand 12,000 for his release. Turkish soldiers have been dis patched in pursuit of the brigands , < The AVeathor Foreuast. For Omaha and vicinity Showers , fol lowed uy fair weather. For Nebraska ' and Town Fair except Hho\v i in western Iowa , stationary temper- uture , easterly winds. For South Dakota Fair , continued high temperature , southerly winds , t > - - Steamship Arrivals. At New York The Moravia , from Ham burg , the Auruula , from Liverpool , AN ATTEMPTED LYNCHING , A Brutal Outrage Committed on a Lincoln Working Man. SUBJECTED TO TERRIBLE INDIGNITIES. Home of His I-'ollow-Kniployes Take n IJlslikc to Him ami Try to Wreak Humnmry Venjjciiiice. LINCOLN , Nob. , Juno 22. [ Special to TUB BKI : . ] The people of Lincoln were astounded today to leurn of the attempted lynching this morning of G. W. Blakeley by six of his com rades in the Lincoln paper mill. Bhikcloy is n man of probably forty years and lives on Tenth street south of Van Dom. Ho has several mouths to feed in his family and has the reputation of being n hard working man and good provider for his family. Ho was employed for n long time at the paper mill , but for some reason n number of ills fellow workmen cherished nn open. hatred for him and they finally scoured his discharge. Blakclcy's son secured n position In the mill , however , and though getting but n boy's wages a dollar a day helped keep the wolf from the door temporarily. Yesterday Blakeley asked for his old position at the mill again us lie was unable to find work else where. As ho is a comi > ctcnt and skillful workman the foreman reinstated him. This aroused the ire of William Moore and three other employes , who hold a grudge against Blakeley , and it is said that last night they held a secret conference as to how tliev should get rid of their obnoxious fellow workman. The men in the gang were William Moore , Price West , Francis Glad- win and Charles Smith. It is hinted that their conference was.intcrlnnlcd with copi ous draughts of intoxicants. They finally decided to lynch Blakeley and securing a rope they armed themselves to the tcetli and shortly after 1 o'clock In the morning directed their footsteps toward the house of their in tended victim. Meanwhile they induced two friends of Blnkeley named S. B. Hatlield and Charles Cape to join the party. Both these declare that they were intoxicated and had no idea of the terrible crime that had been planned by the conspirators. About 2 o'clock in the morning Blakclcy's house was reached and he was awakened by a loud knock on the door. In response to his query , "Who's thcrci" the reply came , "It is Hatlield. " Blakeley came to the door in his nightclothes - clothes and as soon as ho made his appear ance ho was seized and dragged out into the street. A rope was then put about his neck and ho was Jerked dowji a number of times. When he endeavored to remonstrate he was met with terrible tin-eats and curses , and to stifle his cries a handkerchief was stuffed into liis mouth and another tied around his face to hold the first in place. After suffering several indignities ho was informed that ho "could die with his boots on" if ho wished and ho was taken back to his little home to put on his clothes. The wife , who before was par alyzed with terror , now besought the men to release her husband and when they refused she attempted to take the rope from her husband's neck. One of the brutes knocked her down , and , pointing a revolver in her face , threatened to ' 'send her to kingdom come" if she opened her mouth again. This man remained on guard to keep the wife from following while the others again led thu husband away. . . _ . , . Blakeley was then dragged away ami sub mitted to nil manner of tortures , * such ns be ing carried by his thumbs , kicked and cuffed. He was taken within a quarter of a mile of the penitentiary , and while the conspirators were looking for n tree from which they could hang Blakeley the gag slipped from their victim's mouth and lie emitted a yell that attracted the attention of the guards at the penitentiary. They came running to the scene , and the brutes , seeing that their game was up , ran away , leaving their victim still witli the rope about his neck. One of them , Charles Smith , attempted to make sure work of the job , and. drawing his re volver , ho fired at Bradley , but. the ball passed through the latter's hat , and he was uninjured. All the miscreants escaped and Blukcjey was picked up and found to bo in u sorry plight. He was still conscious and gave the names of the entire party. Word was com municated to the police and by 7 a. in. the entire outfit excepting Smith were arrested. Smith was pursued us fur as the mill , and then ho disappeared. A IIBVOI.TIXO CII1MR. George Smith , recently bartender of the now defunct Yellow Front saloon , was ar rested at y o'clock this morning ou the grave charge of criminally assaulting n ten-year-old girl. The child is a sister of Smith's wife. Smith is a fellow who does not have the best of reputations and , though behind the bars , is very defiant. The relatives of the outraged child are almost wild with Indignation and if they could lay hands on Smith they declare they would give the undertakers a job. Tin : TUUNFCST. The annual turnfest of the Nebraska di vision of the turnverein occurs in Lincoln this week commencing Monday and lusting until Thursday evening. Leading German cit izens from various portions of the state have signified their intention to bo present to wit ness the various contests for supremacy in strength and skill. The best German athletes in the state will bo in attendance and , as all have been in faithful and close training for months , one of the greatest gymnastic con tests ever witnessed in the state can bo ex pected. Among the turner societies who will enter the list are the following : Omaha , South Omaha , Sioux City , Fremont , Plaits- mouth , Lincoln , and others. Among the con testants will bo twelve young ladies from Fremont. Monday afternoon and evening will bo devoted to the reception of the different visiting societies. In the evening a kommcrs will bo held. Tuesday the turners will parade the streets and then go to Sawyer's park where the prize turning will commence. In the evening a concert will bo given at the Funko opera house. Among the participants will bo Mtulamo Weber and the macnnerchor. On Wednesday morning there will bo a grand parade of all the different societies rep resented. The prize turning will be continued nt Sawyer's park throughout the day , and in the evening a grand ball will bo held at' Bo- hunnon's hall. On Thursday the contests for prizes will end at Sawyer's park and a day of general festivity will bo passed. UVIUUNTI.Y DON'T LIKE MUIIPIIV. The lied lllbbon Temperance club of this city nt its meeting this afternoon passed the following series of resolutions : Wliereas , TliL anti-pi ( ililliltlonlst soft his tita to are parading 1'runuls Murphy as the ri-pu un- tatlvn of trao temperance because ho Is In favor of high license ; and Whereas , The said 1'rancls Murphy Is bolitfr advertised as the friend of temperance * ami morality , though endorsed puhllcly by 1'eter K. Her and Kdward Itoxiwater ; therefore ltd It Itesolvcd , That In thu midst of such a I'rlsls ns tliu battlu lictween thu homes of Nebraska and the high licence drunk ard makers of the nation , this orgunlrutlun Uniiwii ns thu Itcd Itllilxm club of Nebraska repudiates any so-called tc.ni- porani'O worker nr guspul iiivlvallst who ru- fuses to lift his vnlco for prohibition of thu Infamous liquor I ralllc.Vo believe our people ple Hhoiild ruftiio to eiiL-ouniKo nr support any man or class of men who heolc to do the devil's work under thu cloak of religion. Kdltor PAIATKA , Fla. , Juno 22. Charles Pratt , editor of the Evening Herald , assaulted J. Kussell Kennedy , editor of the Times , yester day with a heavy cane , which ho broke Into splinters over his victim's head. Kennedy closed In on him and whllo the pair was locked In a ferocious embrace , each trvlugto ilruw his weapon from his pocket bystanders and police Interfered and separated them. The trouble grew out of an article In the Times , Kennedy's wounds are not danger ous. J jw suits WO likely to follow , A VotniK Imily StolciilfcYo'm a Hotel In Jlroml DafllaiTt. Nr.w CASTU : , Pa. , Junnsi.A timt daring ' ' abduction was nccomplls'hptl'horo to-day from ono of the leading hptclflj tlio corridors of which were crowded rtt the time with men discussing the congressional deadlock In this district. They word' startled about 8tO : : o'clock by Mrs. J. E. PhHJIpsof Sterling , III. , n guest of the hotel , rushing down stnlrs and calling upon them fnmtJL-ully , "For God's ' sake rescue that child. 'Jjhey have stolen my child. " When the woman had suftlclently recovered from her excitement to explain , It was learned that the two non who had n mo ment bcforo quietly but hurriedly passed through the crowd with ! n young girl were the abductors of Mrs. Phillips' sister. "Tho girl they have stolen , " said she , "Is Nova Cochruii , my sister. Hoftfntlier and mother are dead and she has been living with us at Sterling , 111. , our homo.- IWo have been visit ing In this section , and Thursday night wo were at Mrs. Moses' , my&Ister. where these bad boys tried to steal Ihf child from us , but Mr. Phillips prevented them , and now they have followed us hero. jWhllo | Mr. Phllllni. went to the depot to checjc our baggage , us we arc on our road homcj' they broke into the room and took Jier from mo. They were gone before I could raise nn alarm. " When Mr. Phillips returned to the hotel ho Informed the mayor , whqjcnusod ofllccrstobo sent in pursuit of the men , but ns yet with out success , as they hurrcd | the girl into a buggy at the hotel door and had driven out of the city at full speed. The abductors are Arnold and Hugh Coch- run , brothers of Neva , and jhoy nro hardened characters , the latter having served n term in jail forstoaling. Nevaisnliaiidsomoburnettc , sixteen years old. and llvcAl with her sister. She was an unwilling party to" the abduction. Her father was the late T , Ft Cochran , u rich farmer , who left an estate , of $75,000 to bo di vided among four children. Her guardians are Hiram Watson and S.'C. McCrcnry. It is evidently the IntcutUm of the Cochran boys to keep the girl until ) she comes of ago with the hope of securing her shuro in the estate. . wrrn POISOXIXG. Apparently a AVeliflmltl Conspiracy PouoiiKEcrsn : , N. Y. , Juno 22. A singular case of attempted murder by poison was heard in the police court yesterday , the charge being made by Mrs. Williams of Laurel street against her neighbor , Mrs. Mooney. Johnny Williams , the ten-year-old son of the plaintiff , -testified that Mrs. Mooney called him -injo her hallway and handed him a piece * of bread which was buttered and covered with what looked like jam , and told him to cat it bcforo ho went out. The boy took ono bite , which made him vomit and gave him n burning sensation in the stomach. IIo went to his mother and n neighbor with his mouth besmeared with vomit and a white powder. His mother took the bread to Dr. J. P. Wil son , who analyzed 'it , and testified that the bread was covered .with what looked like jelly or jam , full of arsenic and pounded glass , Known as - Jiough on Hats. Mrs. Mooney was called to the stand and testified that she did not give the boy the bread ; that he ! hud not been in her house In five years , and that she had no poisonous matter in hor-houso whatever. The boy's mother said she received the bread from the boy after ho had bitiqn into it. She , too , said she had no poison excjcpt bug poison in the houso. Witnesses were sworn as to Mi's. Moonoy's good character , niter which the in vestigation was udjouVped . for a week. It ' was shown that Mrs. 'Mooney had beaten Mrs. Williams in two slatider , suits and that thcro is bad feeliirg'-betWeri them.--1 - * WOV&BX'T TlJ ? IIKHIED. \ Mayor Who Threw a Big SaloonKeeper - Keeper Down tlio Stali-N. Niw YOIIK , June 22. The excise war waged against the saloonkeepers in Long Island City by Mayor Glcason resulted in a fracas last night in the major's office on Front street. Shortly after 8 o'clock , while the mayor was in his private1 oflico , Saloonkeeper John Hatccran of 81 Venion avcnuo entered and told thp mayor that tie wished to sco him about obtaining a renewal of his license. "I came to see you , " said Mr. Ilatcgan to the mayor , "about my license , and if I don't get it my business will be ruined. " "This matter , " replied the mayor , "is not a question of ruining any imin's business. The number of saloons in the cily must be reduced , and as you arc one of the men who hiiyo sold liquor to children contrary to law , you can't get a HceiiBO. " Mr. Ilatcgan is said to have advanced to ward the mayor at the time and said , "Here is $200 , that ought to fix things. " Mayor Glcason jumped up in an instant mul in an angry tone roared , ' 'What ! you try to bribe mcf Get out of hero ! " and the next moment the big mayor had seized , , Mr. Ilatcgan , who is also a big man , by the back of the neck , and in less time than it takes to say Jack Robinson , rushed him through his ofllco to the head of the stairs where ho gave him a push that sent him flying : down the flight of fifteen steps. Ho landed in a heap at the bottom where ho lost no time in recovering himself and making off. - < THE tlKXltttlVKS JIOXUJIKXT , All the Preparation * ) Completed for Its Unveiling. IxniAx.vroLio , Ind.Juno22. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bui : . ] Preparations are com plete for the unveiling ft the Hcndrlcks monument , it promises to bo the most im posing event in the history of the state , Prominent democratic clubs from the leading cities of Ohio , Illinois , Kentucky , Missouri and Indiana will bo hero , also Governor Hill of New York , Governor .Campbell of Ohio , and other prominent gei\tlcmcn. \ The dome for the monument will arrive tomorrow ami bo put in place at onco.i The work on the pedestal is practically lliiisncd and the struc ture us n whole will bo rfady to receive the three bronze figures andlfthcr bronze orna mentations by Tuesday dr "Wednesday. A stone plaza is being laid 'about the monument , which will much enhancO its imposing up- peurunco. Governor Hovoy twill deliver the welcoming address , Senator "Turpio the oration tion , James Whltcomb Ililijy the poem , and Mrs. Thomas A. Hendrioki , widow of the deceased - ceased vlco president , will 'unveil the month. inent. Five hundred children are being trained to faing several appropriate songs. JtKMtXil.lItHTi'li 1. 1.11 It. She Hiiyw Harmim Dill Not Offer to Buy it if Amputated. New YOIIK , Juno 22.-T-A London special says Mmo. Sarah Bernaafat arrived thcro yesterday. She Is very nalo , but is lively ami in good spirits. Her : lllness is moro nervous f.itiguo than onyV affection of tlio hneo Joint. She says that the story of Barman - man having offered bet1) ) a largo sum of money for her leg if amputated Is a sale monsongo ( dirty lie ) , and she is Sure that her American friends respect her too much to believe it. She tiU > o said she was sorry who could not fulfil her engagement , In America , but she hud arrived at tlio timb of.llfo when art is re garded moro than money , and that art kept her in Europe. Illinois SousoT Veterans , JACKSONVILLE , lll.'J Juno 2-A The annual stuto encampment of Sons of Veterans of Illi nois began today , C'qlonal Qoorgo B. Sudden of Sprlnglleld commanding. This evening thc'ro was a sueredjjpbnccrt for the benullt of the assembled hosta , No Hope for the K-.MmuIxHl . LH-xti.ui , Pa. , June 22.Tho rescuing party hus not yet reached the entombed miners. They nro working hard , but no one knows how far they have to ga yet , Hope has given way to despair , WYOMING READY AND WAITING Tiio Thriving Territory Anxious to ba Num bered Among the States , SHE HAS THE REQUIRED POPULATION , An Instance .Showing How RiiMily Con- Cliungc Their Views Upon Some Very Im portant QllCStlOIItt. WASHINGTON Brmuu Tun OUUIA Bin : , 1 nii : FouirruuNTii Srur.UT , } WASHINGTON' , D. C. , Juno 22. j Governor F. E. Warren of Wyoming Is hero mul says : "Tho bill admitting Wyoming to statehood hns already passed the house and Is unllnishcd business before the senate. Great credit Is duo Delegate Cnroy for his untiring work In Its behalf. The whole territory Is u unit for statehood. Wo arc ready and wait- Ing. The census will give us nearly ono hun dred thousand population , anil but for the In surmountable ( llfllculUcs of enumerating n population scattered over a region ono and a half times as large as thu six Now England states It would give us li.XX ( ) . Wyoming will have largely a homo market for her products. Her coal , iron and timber will go to treeless and fuelless Kansas and Nebraska. Her agricultural products will go to feed her miners and smelters , whllo her stock will consume - sumo the surplus corn of Nebraska on their way east , " CHANGING CUIIIinNTS IN COXOIIUS3. Evidence was given the past week of how easily men In congress suddenly change their positions upon' very important subjects. The day before the tariff bill was reported from the senate committee on finance it was stated positively that the provisions in the tariff bill relating to Imported tobacco and tobacco tuxes would not bo disturbed. When the bill was reported the abolition of the tobacco taxes was found to bo eliminated from the MoICinlcy bill. Five days before the senate passed the free colnugo bill almost a majority of the entire senate from the republican side signed a pledge that they would not support a free coinage bill. The majority for free coinage was amazing. The house , It will bo remembered , voted down free coinage by n very decided majority. It is now known that hud' the senate bill been taken from the speak er's table the day after it come from the upper branch of congress the house would have given an almost two-thirds majority for the scnnto bill thereby completely changing its expression of only a few days since. Nobody can make anything like an intelligent fore cast of congressional action whllo congress is composed of the present membership. I'l.U.MS NOT UAdUIII.r SOUGHT. There has probably been less of a scramble for the nlno appralsor.ships under the McKinley - Kinley valuation bill than has ever been known for so iTiuiiy largo places. The duties of these appraisers arc not onerous. They consist in making estimates from the work of the real appraisers , and the abilities of the appraisers should consist more in business ex perience and common SOIIH.O than law or book study. Honesty is the prime qualification nece.ssary. So far as real specific or general ability is concerned no more Is absolutely necessary than is required in u good chief of division in a department wortli § 2,000 a year , wh.Uo.tho appniisorships are wortli $7,000 a venr , and are to bo regarded ivs positions for llfo or durhig good behavior. It is not likely that moro than twenty names have in real Lhahiostbeeututeaoutcd .for these nine posi tions , whllo thcro have been over 100 "names presented for a single position requiring as much ability and as high character and worth less than half the salary. THU ATTACKS ON Mil. WAXAMAKEII. Not in a score of years has a man in public lifo been subjected to the venomous attacks which have been heaped upon Postmaster General Wanamaker since ho accepted the position in General Hnrriscn's cabinet. Mr. Wanamaker is u republican , and an earnest believer in the policy of protection. During the campaign ho spoke out his views as to the policy of the party to which ho has always been attached , and subscribed sums of money and collected larger sums from other men whawcro of the same view of thinking as ho. This I'uiul materlallv aided the national com mittee in distributing protection literature and in paying the legitimate expenses of an expensive contest , Because ho subscribed to the fund and because ho induced others to do so ho has been persistently charged with buying his scat in the cabinet. How absurd tnis is even those who write him down know full well. Mr. AVunnmaker has borne nil the charges without a murmur. Ho has been assailed time after time. Ho has been hounded from New York to California and from Maine to Texas , and yet not a word of complaint has over been heard from him. Ho has conducted the affairs of his oflico in a manner which should commend him to every American citi- cen , regardless of party , and helms conducted these affairs at great personal loss. Only n few days ago ho was compelled to dis pose of nn enormous jobbing business which ho owned in Philadelphia , because his duties in Washington absolutely prohibited his attention to private affairs. Two years ago the linn of John Wunamnkcr & Co. purchased a jobbing trade , with thn understanding that the sellers might have the privilege of buying it back within thrco years if the purchasing lirm desired to sell. This jobbing business amounts to moro than if 1,000,003 a month and was n good Investment up to the time that Mr. Wanamaker was able to glvo it his personal attention , but owing to his ofllcial duties ho was obliged to neglect his private business , and found that it would be Impossible to carry on this branch of his business as long as ho remained-In Washing ton. Ho therefore sold it back the other day to the linn from which ho bought it. There are three concerns In Philadelphia under the name of Wanamaker. Ono is Wanamakor & s Brown , ono S. M. Wanamaker & Co. , and the other John Wanamaker. Every time cither of the first two firms has any business operation \\hlch involve. " an attack on the government the opposition newspapers and blackguards generally per sist in attacking John Wanamaker and in as serting that his relations with the govern ment glvo him opportunities to further his own business Interests , yet John Wnnunmkor has no connection whatever with cither Wunamaker & Brown or S. M. Wuiinmukcr & Co. , nor has ho had for years. Not only has his private business been dragged Into every political discussion , but the utmost un fairness prevails in discussing his public acts. Every time u letter carrier is dismissed from the service or a cleric Is relegated to privntolifo the postmaster general is us- sullcd all along the line , yet ho cannot answer thcso attacks , although ho would have perhaps excellent defense in each and every instance. A case In point : Recently a number of letter carriers were discharged In a certain central city , and at least a hundred news paper articles have been written abusing the postmaster general for the removals , and as sertions have been freely inndo to the effect that imlltlcal considerations ulono and a desire - sire to violate thu .spirit of the civil service law accounted for thcso changes , yet it would bo easy to show from the lllo. * of the dopartmcnt and the reports of the inspectors that these men were dismissed for good and sufllclnnt causes. Letter carriers found in improper houses and in saloons with their uniforms are not lltmun for the government service , and they have been quietly dismissed ralhor than bring dis grace upon their families by giving publicly the action of thu department. Tills Is only a samplo. The postoRlco department records will show wh'-'ii some ono succeeds the p'ros- untholUcr of the postofllco portfolio that Mr. Wanamaker has not only lived up to the spirit of the civil service law , but that helms in many cases tried hard to retain men whoo conduct "llrcd" thorn for dlmnKsul. and whoso politics were at variance with thosoof the party in power. MllllUHliA UKLCOATIOVa U.N MIA Ell. The Nebraska delegation voted as follows ou the silver bUJ ; lu. tU and Paddock were b\ < \n the senatorial pledges for n 4f > 00,0 / 'inco purchase monthly and certificates 'iinublo In coin and a legal tender and wh o compromise failed and the bill camv 'oro thu house Paddock voted for the Dial. cndmcnt re stricting pMchines to f.'i\ D worth n month mid for the Chandlci uuudmcnt re stricting purchases to the product of Ameri can mines. Hotli Mnndcrson and Paddock voted for free and unlimited c'.ilnago on the Hi ml passage of the bill. In ( ho house Cou ncil alone of the delegation bolted the caucus bill mid voted with the free coinage advocates before the bill passed Uio house and was sent to the senate. Both Dorsoy mid Laws voted to sustain the Bpoakor's reference of the bill to the committee ou coinage , weights and measures , Council ulono voting with the nlno other republicans to overrule the speaker's decision. m\Tii : OF Miii. aiitMUi. Mrs. Grimes , widow of the lute Senator G rimes of Iowa , and mother-in-law of Sena tor Allison , died today at the ago of seventy- eight years , Them will bo funeral services at the family residence at . " o'clock tomorrow afternoon , and in the evening the remains , accompanied by Senator Allison and others of the family , will start to Burlington , la. , where the interment will take place. A NUIWASKA c.vnirr ADMmuD. A. D. Sydenham of Nebraska was yester day admitted as a cadet to West Point. The entering class numbers only seventy-eight out of more than ono hundred ami llfty ap plicants. PUIIIIT S. HUATII. MOW A A'BHW. Dns MoiNns , In. , Juno 2-3. [ Special to Tin : But.l : About till of the republican county conventions for the selection of dele gate to the state , congressional and Judicial conventions in this state have been held. So far as reported they have been harmonious , and the indications are that a spirit of har mony will prevail in the state convention at Sioux City next Wednesday. The temper- nnco question will bo the principal bono of contention , but the prohibition wing of the party has been actlvo and will probably con trol the action of the convention. It is freely predicted that a plank similar to that of last year will bo adopted , and that the Wilson bill for the prohibition of the sale of original packages will bo endowed. The slate which will bo most likely to suc ceed in capturing the nominations is as fol lows : Secretary of State-W. M. McF.irland of Emmet county , with C. S. Byrkitt of Appa- noose county as competitor. Auditor of State J. A. Lyons of Guthrie county , present incumbent. His chief com petitors are C. G. McCarthy of Story county and 1 < \ M. Kyle of Clarke county. Treasurer of State General B. A. Bceson of Marshall county. Supreme Court Hcportcr G. B. Pray of Hamilton county , although he will have'iome " opposition from" various counties who have local candidates. N. B. Haymond of Polk county also seems to stand a good show. Supreme Court Judge Justice Ilothroek will likely bo his own successor , although Mr. H. N" . M , Pusoy of Council Bluffs is a candidate. Kuilroad Commissioner John Mnhln of Muscat inc. Pliny Nichols , Jud Lnko and other candidates are mentioned. The demo cratic member , Hon. Peter A. Dey , is the ono whoso term of oflico expires. Attorney General The present incumbent , Hon. J. V. Stono. will have no opposition. The Iowa Tribune , the union labor and anti-monopoly paper of tho. state , says : "Iowa is preparing for a great industrial stuto convention. The farmers' alliance will numo a candidate for congress in the Ninth district on July 12 , and all other Industrial organizations will support him. This or similar work will ho done in other Iowa .dis tricts to purify congress of Wall street at torneys and secure legislation for the people. " Iowa National Guard. Dts MOINI : . , In. , Juno 22. [ Special to Tim Biil : The Iowa National guard seems to bo in pretty good shape. The cport of the inspection of the First regi ment shows the following ratings : Company A. Boone , 50 men , T4 per cent ; Company B , TiptonHi men , MJ per cent ; Company C. Cedar Rapids , 4S men , ( i ,1 per cent ; Com pany D , Murshalltown , 55 men , 111' $ ' percent ; Company E , Clinton , 50 men , 7S'i ' per cent ; Company F , Eldora , 4U men , 70 per cent ; Company G , Vmton.lH,1 per cent ; Company H , Toledo , 50 men , 72 per cent. The Boone and Clinton companies are the only-ones hav ing the regulation United States uniforms. Corn Palaoo I'lans. Sioux CITV , la. , Juno 22. [ Special to Tm : Bii.J : : The management of the Sioux City corn paluco and festival has just signed a con- tract-with Francis Dubois , the French artist , who will design the Now Orleans Mnrdl Gr.vs lloats for next year , to furnish plans for a similar display at Sioux City this fall. The sketches for the Sioux City festival are to bo prepared at once and forwarded for approval. Men who have had charge of the construction of the New Orleans floats will bo employed to supervise the construction of those which Mr. Dubois will design for Sioux City. It will require two full mouths to prepare this feature of the com palace futo. T.iouatliiK 11 Now Line. Sioux CITY , la. , Juno 22. [ Special to Tun BIK. : ] Surveying parties have left hero to locate a line of road in a south easterly direction from Sioux City. The route which local capitalists dcsiro to occupy lies through the counties of Woodbury , Monona , Crawford , Shelby , Audit lion to Guthrie Center , the county scat of Guthrie county , there making concoctions with the Chicago * Hock Island & Pacific. But it is intended to carry the line on through the counties of Dallas , Madison , 'Warren and Monroo. Thu men who are behind the pro posed Sioux City it Southeastern are the same men who built the Sioux City & West ern , which has proved a success beyond nil anticipation , and they also control the Sioux City terminal company. Congressional Programme. WAHIIINGTON , Juno Si Tomorrow will bo district day In the house , but if the coinage committee Is ready to report upon the senate amendments to the silver bill thcro are in dications that thu committee on rules will bo ready in turn to sco that the report secures speedy cotisldoratlon in the houso. It is also probable that by Tuesday morning thu same committee will report a rule making the na tional election bill a special order for the re mainder of the week. If adopted It will prob ably lead to one of the most bitter partisan debates witnessed In recent yours. The bill for the admission of Wyoming Is the first order of business In the senate. When It comes up the democrats will offer a substitute In the Bhapo of an omnibus bill , providing enabling acts for Wyoming , Idaho , Arizona and Now Mexico. The territorial bill will have to give way , however , for the considera tion of appropriation bills , the committee being determined to press these measures as rapidly us possible. Fryo will make an effort to have ids shipping bills considered , ami , if that falls , press the river and Imruor bill , The Deadly Clruiilar Saw. NEW YOIIK , Juno 2' ) , John Hliler , forty years old , met n strange death yesterday in the planing mill at 300-310 Eleventh avenue , wheni ho was employed at work , lie was near a circular saw which was in operation. A sliver of wood was whirled off the saw. It had a sharp point and the wood passed through Hillcr's neck like an arrow , com pletely severing the jugular vein. Hlllcr lived only u few minuted. Urn/.ll'H Constitution Signed. Itio iK JANIUIIO , Juno 22. President Da Fonscca signed the now constitution at a ministerial dinner tonight. The text of the constitution was approved at u cabinet coun cil yesterday. * Sntlsfnotory Coniiiitinluallous. PAIIH , Juno 22.It instated that the En glish and French governments have ex changed satisfactory communications regard' lug thy Auf -yvrW3 l > JJ ugrwiay.ttfe THE HAVOC OF THE STOlfflJ H. A , Jacobson , n Blacksmith , Stnick If Ligbtniug anil Instantly Killed , DISASTROUS FIRE AT SOUTH OMAHA. A HcHldonot ; and General IMorolmmllstf Store Totally DcHtroycd Several lJnslno.su llonsc.s Flooded Klco- trio Wlren Hiirnml Out. Ono of the most terrible storms which has visited this section for some time broke over the city last night about U O'clock. The wind suddenly Increased In force to almost n pulo , accompanied by a magnificent electrical dis play. The heavens were In n continuous blaze of light and the aecompinyIng thunder was terrlllo The loudest peal of thunder , about 0HO : p. m. , followed the Hash of lightning which struck the house of K. A. Jacobson , u black smith living at No. SQP Mundorson street , killing Jacobson Instantly mid stunning his wife and brother , who were in the same room. The house faces uortn and the window cos Ing on ono window was torn completely oft the glass shattered , the weather-boarding- torn off and the room filled with 'plaster and broken glass. In the next room Jacobson was standing beside the chimney putting a screw into the head of the bed oil which lay his four-months old baby. . Suddenly a tremendous peal of thunder was heard and Jacobson fell headlong to the floor. His' wife and his brother , who were sitting at n table in the room wore stunned by the shock mid did not recover conscious ness for nearly half an hour. The brother was the first to recover and ho at once ulurmcd tlio neighbors , who came to his as- slstance. Jacubson was found lying behind the bed and everything in the room was completely covered with soot. The plaster u round tlio stovoholoin the chimney was torn off and the bed was splintered and broken. The baby , which had bceu on the bed , was uninjured. Kind neighbors carried the wife from the house and applied restoratives. The coroner was summoned and found Unit Jacob.-um had been struck on the left cheek bono , leaving u dull red scar about the size of a silver quar ter. ter.A A small hole near the foot of tlio bed showed where the deadly agent had left the house. .laeobson was about twenty-seven years old and owned the blacksmith shop at the corner of Twenty-third and Clark streets. His wife was unable to realize the full ex tent ot the calamity and was under thu influ ence of opiates. The coroner will hold an Inquest this morn ing. and \ViiHhoiit.H. Along nearly every street in the city last night great billows of water rolled along toward the river , carrying every article that could bo wrenched from its moorings. For nearly an hour the streets were raging torrents , the water extending from curb to curb and occasionally slopping over into cel lars and basements. - - At Thirteenth and Leavenworth streets the sewers were unable to carry off the great volume of water , and in a short time that poution of the city was a dark yellow sea. The damage In this section was consider able. Hyder & GHck , butter packers at 1I07 ! Leavenworth street , were thoheaviestlosers. Last Saturday these gentlemen received a , consignment o10,000 pounds of butter , which was in the buhoment. The water broke over tlio sidewalk and In live minutes the basement was full. They estimate their loss at $1,000. The Creamery package company , which oc cupied the same rooms , suffered u loss which is estimated at $1,000. Their property which was damaged consisting of salt , coloring and butter tubs. McCord Ss Brady's basement at Thirteenth and Leavenworth .was flooded , but owing to the isuwcr trap being open , the water escaped nearly its fust as it ran in. In the rear of the McCord & Brady build ing , on Twelfth street , there aiu tovcru binall houses and into these the w.iter ran until it had reached a depth of four feot. Mrs. Shepard , living at 718 South Twelfth street , was driven to the chamber , and with her children had barely time to escape , the water being up to her waist when she got the little ones up stairs. All of her household goods , including bedding1 and clothing , were hopelessly ruined. George Dcdrcs , living at 71(1 ( South Twelfth street , suffered the same experience , losing nil of his bedding and clothing. At Twentieth and Pierce streets , in the low bottoms where a number of graders and squatters reside , the water played sad havoo. Most of these peopleinul retired for the night , and the flood coining upon them so suddenly , they were driven out of their shanties , hav ing time to only gateer up a few garments us they went. They rushed out into tlio rain , but being unublo to reach the surrounding hills , they climbed onto the tons of their buildings and perched there like drowned rats , until the water had subsided. Most of the em's on the electric lines were delayed from an hour to an hour and a half owing to thu largo quantities of mud that washed over the trucks , making It Impossible for the motors to force tliolr way through. The electric display was grand as well as destructive , the heavens being ono sheet of flame and blinding Hashes. At thu flro mid police alarm station lightning followed the wires in , burning out circuit No. II of the tire and circuit No.I of the police alarm system. On the llanscom p.irk motor line lightning struck the trollies on two of the motor curs , passed down into tlio cars and burned out Uio dynamos , but fortunately not Injuring any ono , though the motor men and u number of the passengers were severely shocked. It has been supposed there Is nothing that can kill n street u.ir mule , but this idea is falso. At Thirteenth and Howard streets the wind had blown an electric light wire from the poles , and without noticing It the driver on ono of the Thirteenth street liorso cars , going south , drove his mules against it. The wire was low mid struck the poor ani mals across the breasts. They reared high In thu air , mid fell over , one o Lliom being instantly killed and the other living but n moment. The force broke the wlro , and for a time thu two llory ends writhed and twisted about the streets , to tlio great annoyance of the p.issom-hy. At last Superintendent Coulter of the police and 11 ru alarm arrived , and cutting the wires near th poles , prevented further damage. At ( Xts South Thirteenth street lightning struck the eleetrlo light wire at Hullor'u clothing store. The current broke the wire , ono end setting IIro to the awning and thu other whipping about thu street. This wins was treated In the same way and all trouble was avortcil. At Fourteenth and Douglas streoth another wire was blown down , but was di cuvcrcd. buforo any accident occurred. At Koiith Omnliii. At South Omaha , whtlo the storm was. at the height of Its fury , the two-story build ing nt Lund Thirty-ninth streets , occupied by K. G. Kulm , the first floor us a general store and the second us u residence , wan Htrtiek by lightning , and , together with its contents , totally do- utroycd , the lightning striking the chimney on the rear end of the building and followed it down , Igniting thu goods on tlfo lower Hour. The loss was $5,000 , which was liartlallv covered by Insurance. Mr. luihu and the members of his family , his wife and two children , had just retired , untl when the bolt cuui'tthey ' were * no severely utuuned that they hiul lo bu cui'llcd lulu th