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TWENTIETH YEAR. OMAHA. WEDNESDAY JMjgNING. ( ! JUNE 25. 1890. NUMBER 7. LICKED UP BY THE FLAMES , An Incendiary Wreaks His Vengeance o Blue Hill , Nebraska. NEARLY TWENTY STORES BLOTTED OUT , Tlio Amount of lnmnc Done Iloimlily Kutlmnted .nt Over Fifty Thousand DollurH , With Comparatively Little Insurance. BLUB HIM , Neb. , Juno 24. [ Special Tele- pram to TUB BBK. ] At 2M : this morning a .flro broke out simultaneously In two places on the north sldo of Main street in Blue Hill. The ono at the opera house , nt almost the ex treme cast end of the street , was extinguished by the efforts of O. C. 1C. Lolgman , Mrs. B. II. Munson and the girl help at the Muuson Louse. It was beyond question of Incendiary origin , the whole side of the building being saturated with coal oil. The flro which caused the destruction of the city originated In the rear of the I. X. Li. paint store , and in spite of every effort spread until It had wiped out blxtccn of the leading business houses of the place and destroyed the merchandise and ofllco furniture of twenty firms , to say nothing of the city jail , which was nlso de stroyed. The sufferers are as follows : I. F. Grimes , two buljdlngs a drug store nnd stock of paints and won paper. Value ot buildings , S .WK ) ; Insurance , ? lar , 0. Value of stock , WjSOO ; Insurance , $ iGOO. Insured in German , Springfield , Homo of New York and Northern. Little was saved of the Alliance store of S. Maudlebaum. Value of building59'J ; loss , total. Value of stock , ? 7,000 ; Insurance , $1,000 in the German , 51,000 in the British American. Goods saved , > 00 , A. Koptsch's two buildings , Alliance hard ware store and vacant building adjoining. Vnlue , $1,200 , Insured for $900 in German- .American. Value of stock , $3,500 , , insured for ? I,000 in the Hartford. Nothing was saved of Higglns & Price's atock of general merchandise. Value , $5,000 , Insured for $1,500 in the Niagara nnd § 1,000 In the Hartford. Part of the stock saved. Building belonging to Tobln & Klesson. Loss $1,000 , Insured for $900 in the Orient und the Homo of New York. Hicks Bros' drugstore. Loss5-l,000 , insured for ? J,000. One-fourth of the stock was saved. Building belonging to K. O. Pisch & Klet- soii. Loss $7 ! > 0 , insured in the German for * COO. COO.Building Building belonging to S. C. Pnose of Crete. ' Value -700 , loss total. Schmindt's saloon , loss unknown. Louis Schuinot , two buildings and saloon. Loss f."iOO on one building , uninsured ; ? TiOO on goods and fixtures ) , uninsured , and $ MO on the second building , covered by $ l3oO ! in " * ' surance. . - - Gruscl building , loss $750. Parker building nnd stock of hardware. Vnluo of building , $1,200 , insured forflOO. Loss on stock , $3,500 , insured for WOO. Saved ouo-third of the stock. Schunok & Smldt , butcher shop , loss $300. J. F. Kick , barber shop , loss $500 ; Insur ance of f 100.1 Mrs. Smith's building. Loss $000. Htinsncr & Taylor , building , $575 ; Insured for $400 ; stock mostly saved. Blue Hill Leader , loss slight nnd covered by insurance. Fiercely building and stock of groceries , covered by insurance. Fremont , Grand Inland , Kearney. FHGMONT , Neb. , Juno 21. [ Special to Tin : B BE. ] The exact figures on the population of the th'rco leading cities in this census dis trict , namely , Fremont , Grand Island and Kearney , can not yet bo given , but TUB Bun's correspondent learned today approximately what they will bo. Fremont's figures will not vary ono hundred from 0,500. Informa tion received in different ways from Grand Island and Kearney is to the effect that those two cities will show about the same popula- tlon ns Fremont , and It will probably require the ofllclal returns from the census bureau to determine which of the three is the largest. It is understood from n man who has just liccii at Kearney that the enumerators there have been notilicd by local parties interested In n big showing that they will bo expected to find at least 8,000 people in that town. The citizens of Fremont are generally dls- nppointed at the result. Thov had good rea son to believe that there would bo a hotter showing. But Just now islhomoit unpro- pltlous ttmo for counting the people In tills city there has been In the past year. Hun dreds of men have left the clty'tcmporr.rilv on summer sheep drives nnd railroad work in the Black Hills and Wyoming , where local contractors have contracts. These liillucnces , together with the numbers unavoidably missed by the enumerators , make an impor tant difference in Fremont's showing. Two CrookH Cn pin roil. FIIB.MO.N'T , Nob. , Juno 31. [ Special Tele- priii to Tin : BBI.J Sheriff Mallou returned lost night from Covington with two crooks whom ho captured there ami brought uaek hero for the purpose of meeting the charge of burglarizing the residence of Jay UoynolJs , Friday afternoon , and stealing some valuable jewelry In the shnp-j of a gold . watch and diamond finger and ear rings. They were traced to that ixjlut through the inn-chase at Missouri Valley ot a railroad ticket with n gold dollar which was part of the booty they secured at the Heynolds res idence. They still had in their iKs,4.ess.ion some of the valuables when captured. It uppcurs to bo u plain t-ivso of penltentiarv. IIo Climbed for Ills IilHs. _ BBATIIICK , Neb. , Juno SI. [ Special Tclo- EraiilN. Tun Bii.l : : Charles Cunningham wai seriously injured by the caving In of n well iu this city today. Ho had been sent down to clean It out and when near the bottom tom discovered caving in aud climbed up thu rope hand over himd. Ho was about exhausted when ho reached the top and u neighbor happened at this junc ture to see him and pulled him out. A moment later the wall went In with a crash. Ho was badly bruised about the head and body by the falling debrhi and stone as ho was making his perilous ascent , and will bo laid up several days In consequence. A Peculiar Iidnry. CIIKTK , Kob. , Juno 21. [ Special to TUB UKB.J "Jud" Hawk , a young son of John Hawk , mot with a somewhat ncrious accident last ovening. The velocipede , upon wliich ho was riding , parted In the centra , the boy re ceiving a bovero tut In the back from the backbone , of the machine. Doctors were , , culled In , and the ItUlcrfollow Is doing as wo 1 us could bo. expected , A Surprising Decision. NinrAbiA : CITV , Nob. , Juno 2-1. [ Special Telegram to TIIK BCK.J The city council last evening , by a vote of four to three , ro- Jcctod the proposition of the BurllugtOu road to convert their bridge at tills point Into a combination railroad and wagon bridge. As the railroad's offer'wiw considered n clour gift the council's action created some sur- p Ue. Tlio Deadly Combination. Neb , , June 21 , Special Tele- Tuu Il E. ] Jerry Hlgglnsoii , aged seven , of this place , stole his father's .TS-cntl- bro revolver , and with his brother , aged four years , started for the pasture half a mlle away to shoot a jaybird. Instead , the boy shot himself in the left breast. The ball passed between the eighth nnd ninth ribs , coming out of his back , Afterward ho walked back to * tlio house , lingered In terri ble agony nnd died this morning at 5 o'clock. KlrHt Day of the Tournament , PLATTSMOUTII , Nob. , Juno 21. [ Special Telegram to TUB BEB.J The tournament opened today nnd the weather was perfect. Trains brought In largo numbers of firemen , who were mot at the depot with a band and escorted up Main street , which was gaily decorated , there Iwlng two arches of welcome , ono at Second street and another at Sixth street. They were erected by Hon. William Neyllle , after whom our running team was named. All business houses nnd many residences were appropriately decorated. The state hose cart , wliich has been von by the Kearney team twice , arrived this morning. It bears the inscriptions of nil the teams who have won It in the last eight years. At the races this afternoon there was a very poor attendance owing to the counter attraction. The races were very good. The first was the Green hook nnd ladder with two teams entered , the Otocs of Nebraska City and the Plattsmoiith teams which was won by the former. Time , Kseconds. \ . The chiefs' race came next , with eleven entries. A. liothman of York won the first prize. Time , 11 seconds. George Melvln of Wuhoo brought up in the rear , getting the second prize. Tlio -class race , with five entries , ended the pro gramme. G. F. Corcoran of York winning the first prize. Time , -10 seconds. Nevilles of Plattsmouth second. Time , 41/ } . Tomorrow moro firemen are expected to bo hero to talco part in the parade nnd state race. The programme for the second day Is : 10 a. m. Grand parade ; best uniformed nnd appearing company , handsome banner nnd badge. 2 p. m. Green hose race for n , purse of $150. 3 p. m. State hook and ladder race for a purse of $ ' )50 ) ; first prize and championship belt , $200 ; second prize , $100 ; third prize , $5U. I p. m , Stnto hose race for a purse of 5.)50 ) ; first prize , $200 nnd championship cart ; second end prize , $100 ; third prize. $50. 4 : ' ! U p. m. Ladder climbing contest , prize , $250 badge. Afl'ali'H at Crete. CucTB , Neb. , Juno 24. [ Special to TITB BBE. ] The graduating exercises of the third year preparatory class of Doano college last evening were the best which have occurred in several years. Although there were four teen productions composing the programme , and the attention of the audience was held from beginning to end. The Dawes oratorical contest occurs In the Congregational church this evening. This contest was instituted two years 050 by ex- Governor Dawos. Three prizes $ ' 25 , $15 and $10 are offered. The following students will contest with the orations indicated : Homer C. House , Crete , "Simon Peter ; " James W. Cooper , Crete. "Bismarck , the Statesman ; " Seward L. Mains , Stella , "Oli ver Cromwell ; " Walter N. Cassel , Nebraska City , "Tho Hesponsibllity of Citizenship ; " Guy W. Green , Stromsburg , "Municipal Uc- form ; " Nettie M. Wills , Falls City , "Two Heroes ; " George T. Noyce , Irviiigtou , "An encc. " Jud pcs areas follows : On thought nnd composition J. J. Boncketnpcr , Sutton ; W. O.Jones. Lincoln ; Kcv. V. F. Clarke , David City. On delivery Hov. Willard Scott , Omaha ; Kov. J. D. Stewart , Aurora ; Hon. H. H. Shedd , Ashland. The contest resulted as follows : W. N. Cassel , Nebraska City , first ; II. C. House , Crete , .second ; G. L. Noyce , Irvington , third. Helping Swcetwater Sufferers. RVVCXNA , Nob. , Juno 24. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BBI : . ] A meeting is being held tonight at the opera house to devise ways and means to relieve the Swcetwater cyclone suf ferers. A largo amount of provisions have been sent out by our merchants to relieve the temporary wants of the homeless. Many cases of destitution are reported. Thomas , whoso son sustained fatal injuries , is a man advanced in years and has a largo family to support , besides having Injuries from the storm. Ho is advanced in years and declin ing in health. Hois a member of the Grand Army of the IJeptiblic , and the commander of the le.il post h-w issued an appeal for aid fro.n members of the order. Policies for $ . " 5,000 , cyelono insurance , were issued iu Kavcnua Monday. lw.i Fires at Fnlrbnry. F.uniiL'itv , Neb. , Juno 21. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Ban.J A fire broke out in the building occupied by W. Donning as a music store at 11:33 : last night. Thu stock was nearly mined nnd the loss is fully covered by imturance. Flro was discovered at 10 a. m. today in the Im-f-'Q elevator owned by tlio the S."W. Bailey estate and operated by Liddcll & Bailey. The 11 re department was promptly on hand and heroic efforts were made tosavo the building , but with little avail. The engine and boiler and n part of the machinery were saved. About three thousand bushels of grain were destroyed. The loss on the building is var iously estimated at from $ ' ,500 to $1,000. In surance , $ J,500. The Hro is supposed to have originated In the engine room. Tlio Colored . EI.KIIOIINNob. . , Juno 21. ( Special Tele gram to Tun Br.i : . ] The colored Masons of Omaha were out In full force nnd regalia to- iiay a d succeeded in making a day of It at the. Waterloo picnio grounds , despite the fact that the thermometer registered from 100 to 105 In the simile. Speech-making , boating and fishing was the order of the day. Prof. Wilson , in an able address , painted the bhiclc man's trials and tribulations down to the present day. The Omaha colored band fur nished melody for the occasion. Thu Ditto Klxod. BEATHICC , Nob. , June 21. [ Spaclal Tele gram to TUB BUB. ] The Gage county re publican central committee met this after noon and fixed the date for the. republican county convention for Tuesday , July 22 , at 10 o'clock a. m. In this city. The primaries will bo held the Saturday previous. It was decided to hold but one convention this year , at which tlnmdelegates to the state convention will bo nominated and the county ticket put In the field , Proxies will not bo admitted Ui the convention. Kino Wliout 1'ruspcut. VcXAXtio , Neb , , Juno 21. [ Special Tele gram to TUB BKB. ] A tremendous rain vis ited western Perkins today. Perkins is lead ing the state In wheat prospects and today's rain settled beyond a doubt that the heaviest crop ever raised In thld section will bo har vested. _ Carliif ? Tor Yoinij ; JoIiitKon , HunixciTON , Neb. , Juno 21. [ Special to TUB BUB. ] Dr. Martin Is in town under or ders from Prqf. Mallaliou of tlio state indus trial school Investigating the matter of the brutal attack on John Johnson last week bv Hlnesundsonof tins place , and is doing all that cmi bo done for the comfort of the boy. No I lotto Ibr Kntnmhcd Miners. Di-.xnut , Pa. , Juno 24-Tho reports that the rescuers had broken into the Hill Farm mine this morning was false. Thu report a rose from the fact that the rescuing party broke through the heavy "gup" Into a small oiHnlng , The workmen under whoso direc tion the coal In this uilno was mined says the working party will probably get into the mlno during the early morning hours. All hoiHB of finding the men alive have been abandoned. , Filial Kvploslon or n Cannon. COUMIIIA , S. C\ , Juno SI , A premature ex- pK.sion of n cannon at democratic meeting too ' ) ) ' , resulted in the fatal injury to two luo aud the serious wounding of another. IT CREATED SOME SURPRISE , Action of the House Coinage Committee Regarding the Silver Bill. SENATE AMENDMENTS NON-CONCURRED IN. The Previous QucHtlon to to Ordered mid n Final Vote Taken nt 2 O'clock This Afternoon Miscellaneous , WASHINGTON nimnAU TUB OMAHA Bnc , ) 513 FOUIITEKXTII STIIEKT ; , V . WAHHIXOTO.V , D. C. , Juno 24. j There was great surprise around the house at noon today when it was announced that the coinage committee had held a special meeting and agreed to report Iho silver bill with n recommendation of non-concurrcnco in the senate amendments and ask for a conference committee. This action was expected , but not so. soon. Chairman Conger told your correspondent yesterday that n meeting of the committee Would not be held before the latter part of this week and u report could not bo expected before next week. Late last night ho was told by the committee oti rules that it would bo best , since there was a majority of the house from the republican sldo in the city mid a number wanted to leave , to get his committee together this morning in special meeting and report the mcasuro back for im mediate consideration. This was done and the bill was taken up before 2 o'clock. After the adoption of a resolution providing that the previous question shall bo called and a final vote taken at 2 o'clock tomorrow after noon , the democrats know they were in the minority , and , us they are not together on the subject of frco coinage any moro than the re publicans , they made no effort to defeat the resolution. As stated In these dispatches last night , there is no doubt that a § 1,500,000 or 4,500,000 ounce , with u full legal tcndcrclauso can bo easily passed in the senate now. Senator Teller , the leading frco coinage ad vocate in the upper branch of congress , said this afternoon that no resistance would bo of fered to a 4.500,000 ounce or $4,500,000 bill if it had a full legal tender clause. This is , however , an era of congressional surprises and ono cannot always foretell the changes a night or day may make. SUllbTlTUTi : FOlt THE OUI01XAI , 1'ACKAOB HII.L. Those who hnvo been preparing speeches to bo delivered in the house when the bills re sultant from the origiual package decision should como up for action will now have to revise them. The judiciary committee of the house , which has been considering the Wil son bill for the past ten days , has agreed upon a substitute , which will upset much of the elaborate preparation which has been going on. In the modified form it is made applicable not merely to liquor , as in the sen ate bill , but to every article forming the sub ject of interstate commerce. This is a de cided advantage , as it relieves the measure of any objection on the ground of being in vidious class legislation , and it is equally applicable - plicablo to liquor or lumber , oleomargarine or oil , providing merely that when it has reached its termination of transportation and is held or exposed for sale in any state it shall bo subject to the local laws. By a provision more lengthy than the rest of the act the con stitutional'principle is nfllrmed that there shall bo no discrimination in favor of the citi zens or product of like character of the state where anv given article is held or offered for sale and the rcafllnnanco of the right of police regulation for the sake of the public health. The bill is skillfully aud artfully drawn. It recognizes the state's right doctrine in mat ters of public health , a proposition that no one would question. It leaves the opponents of tlio measure but little ground to stand on , and that upon the theory that state legisla tures , from ono cause or ( mother , might bo induced to pass a mcasuro under the guUe of being for the public health when such was not the case. The ditllculties of this position nro two-fold : First , it assumes that mem bers of state legislatures will bo actuated by improper motives or will bo false to their oatlis , an assumption not tenable in law and which no member who wants to stand solid with his constituents can afford to put for ward ; and , second , the proviso in the act in regard to products of like character. Under thi limitation the courts would undoubtedly hold as invalid the discriminations recently sought to1 bo placed on the statute books of , several states against Chicago dressed beef until it could bo ntllrmatively shown that given shipments whoso sale was sought to bo objected to were in such condition us to bo injurious to health. The vote In the committee showed that in this new form the bill Is likely to encounter but little opposition , Mr. Adams alone having voted in opposition to the proposed substi tute. Foil IMPROVING Tlin MISSOURI. Tlio river and harbor bill , as reported from the senate committee on commerce , has this amendment : "Improving tlio Missouri river from its mouth to Sioux City inclusive , em bracing oftlco. clerical , traveling and other expenses of the Missouri rlvcir commission , surveys , marks and guages , 900,000 , to bo expended by the secretary of war , in the systematic improvement of the river from its mouth up to Sioux City inclusive , according to the plans and specifications of the Mis souri river commission ; provided , that in the discretion of the commission such portion of said sum as they may deem proper shall bo expended in the protection of harbors and localities on any part of tlio river within said limits ; improving Missouri river between Great Falls imd Sioux City , $350,000 , to bo expended In the discretion of the secretary of war , and lie is authorized to use so much thereof as may bo necessary for tlio provid ing of two ice harbors , to bo located by him. " AI.I.OT.MBXTS roil STATB MILITIA. Tlio president has approved the following allotments for the distribution of the $400,000 annually appropriated by congrosn for "arm ing and equipping the militia" for the com ing fiscal year : Nebraska , $1,005 ! ; Iowa , ? 12- 211 ; South Dakota. ) ,7 < iS. It is not likely that the bill of Colonel Henderson of Iowa , giving an increase of the annual appropria tion for the militia , will get a hearing at this session. INTERSTATE COMMEUCB QUESTIONS. Tlio commerce committee of the house devoted - voted its entire session today to tlio consider ation of interstate coimncrco questions in executive session. The bill by which it is made lawful to take evidence of railroad cases before Justices of the peace or other properly authorized state officers was very warmly discussed by the friends of the bill , ns ft would save the expense and great iucon- vcniciico of the present system by which the Interstate commerce commissioners are com pelled to bo present In person nt every hear ing , no matter how far distant from Washington , merely to take evidence which could bo taken" just ns well before state authorities , while thu opponents of thu bill are adverse to n mlugllng of state officers In u federal tribunal. Tno Dill was discussed for over an hour. No final vote was reached , but the prospects are favorable. The bill providing that there shall be no higher charge for carrying oil In barrels than for transporting in tanks was nlso carefully discussed. The practical elTcet of the bill would of course ue to nmko the railroads carry the oil barrels free of charge. No vote was reached , but the outlook is nn adverse re port. The committee will hold similar meet ings until nil Its moft important interstate commerce bills have been considered and re ports received thereon. A 1 > CBI' SIIi.MI3 : t'XBAItTIIKI ) . The postofllco department has , through Its special agents , Just unearthed u nest of de ception and fraud in the use of the malls to further the interims of the pure lard bill , which has attracted so much attention during the present session of congress. It has been discovered that the requests made of farmers for n petition to congress in favor of the Conger billcamo from an establishment run under the title of Farm and Fireside by a inau named. Wcddurburu , at Orange Camp , Tn , The postoftlco nt Orange Cnmp ww cat4bllihed for the purpose of conducting the > campaign for the Conger lard bill littho intbnint of a Boston l > ork packing cstahlishmfci t , and It was ascer- tallied by an Invcstlgit on that tha paper , Farm and Fireside , had f ( w If any legitimate subscribers , bub was publ shed In the littcr- cst of this bill to iuivo inoi cy In the way of postage by circulating n class of matter that should have paid 'n rate many times higher than was paid. The1 iwstoflico dcuartmcnt has not only stopped tno circulation of the paper , but abolished the postoftlco , which had but two patrons and was at n ix > lut where there was not oven a railroad station. ni.Aixn'H HKCirnoOiTV niws : ENDOHSRD. Both of the Nebraska senators look with favor upon Mr ; Elaine's proposition to oi > en commercial relations with our South and Central American neighbors and to begin the trade with sugar , not removing the duty without n corresponding equivalent. Senator Paddock said today : "I nm with Mr. Blaiue on the main proposition. I nm in favor of any plan which will extend our for eign markets without assailing our homo in dustries. I believe that Mr. Blnino's propo sition to use the rcqioval of the duty on tlko sugar for the purpose of securing concessions In South America , which will give Nebraska farmers a larger marKct for their crops , is wise and far seeing. In response to the cry for a free breakfast tdblo we arbitrarily re moved the duty from coffee when wo might huvo securbd the satno result together with largo concessions in the way of the re moval of duties from American products in Brazil. As consequence Brazil put a corresponding export duty on our coffee and the cost to our people was not dimin ished. While I believe in the policy of pro tection to homo industries and believe that through the stimulation of manufacturers our farmers receive a larger homo market for our products and nt the sumo ttmo nro preserved from the ruinous competition on the farms which the throwing into agriculture of thous ands or operatives now engaged in manu facture would cntttll'tho proposition to re ciprocate with countries like the South American countries , having no manufactures , seems to me ono which will commend itself to the people of the west. A scheme of con tinental reciprocity on this basis would , I be lieve , bo a good one. In the future I look to see a largo portion of bur western products seek the gulf by rail and by river and if wo can find a market from7 the gulf southward by water it will bo a much better ono for our western farmers than the ono by rail aud ocean by way of New York to Liverpool. " Senator Maiidcrson says : "I have liot given the matter any special thought , but I tun favorable to it. I am a protectionist , but not a prohibitionist. Our western people believe in protective , but not in prohibitory duties. Wo believe In revising the tariff where wo can safely do so , for , after all , " continued the speaker , laughingly , "tho tar iff is a local Issue. Mr. Bhilno's proposition is ono that will no doubt ( commend itself to the people of the west. Our farmers want u market for their produce , our great rivers flow to the south and it is in that direction that wo look for an outlet. Wo ought to do what wo can to develop friendly and com mercial relations with 'our southern neigh bors , and Mr. Blalno's suggestion , if acted upon , will doubtless benefit us greatly. " MISOIil.tA KOUS. In the senate today Mr. Allen of the state of Washington reported with favorable recommendation an nmcndmciitto the sundry civil appropriation bill increasing the appro priation from S > 00,000 toTOO,000 , for making surveys of public lailds iu the states of Wash ington , Montana 'arid .North and South Da kota. It nlso contains a. proviso that the com missioner of the general land ofllce may allow for the survey ofjau'd heavily timbered , mountainous or covered with dense under growth rates'not excb'ertingSlS per linear and meander mlle for stdtfoardJines , $15 for town ship and $12 for sc < itlon"4ines. The amounts set aside for the new ' states is S.500,000. The following mo'mbcrs of the house com mittee on banking ahd currency have been designated a sub coimnittco to take charge of the international buiiKing bill : Mr. Dorscy of Nebraska , Arnold of Rhode Island , Wulker of Massachusetts , Dargan of South Carolina and Ilaynes of Ohio. Comptroller of Currency Laoy will meet the committee tomorrow for consultation. Representative Dorsey has recommended the appointment of members of pension ex amining board as follows : At Grand Island , Dr. J. B. Hawk , to take the place of Dr. A. J. Sanders , resigned ; at Chadron , Dr. O. B. Harris , yico Dr. Jackson , resigned. Tlio bill granting an extension 'of time to purchaser of lands in the Omaha Indian reservation has gene to the president for his signature. Mr. Dorsey introduced this bill three times in the house and Mr. ' Maiidcrson introduced it once or twice in the senate. The temperature in Washington today was almost ono hundred' flcgrces. There were very few sunstrokes , however. The superintendent of , the remitting service will cause twenty-live recruits to bo assigned to the Seventeenth infantry and forwarded under proper charge to such point or points in the department of the Platte us the com manding general of the department shall des ignate. Commissary Sergeant Simon Aslclns , now at Fort Nlobrara , will bo discharged from the service of the United States. Samuel B. Milton , editor of the Rodficld ( S. D. ) Observer , who has been visiting his old homo in this city for two weeks past , loft today for Rcdflulii. accompanied by his brother , John 1C. Milton , who will engage iu journalism at the sumo placo. Tlio senate committee on finance has given the Nebraska senators to understand that they will accept the .proposition of Senator Manderson and Paddock admitting boot sugar machinery free of duty. The tariff bill as re ported from the committee , does not make any provision of this character , but it is to bo offered in the senato-as nn amendment to the measure. The idea has ample precedent to support it and it is no small item to the beet sugar manufacturers and will bo hulled with delight by Nqbraska farmers. Inquiry having been made as to what has become of the measure requiring purchasers of lands in the Pawnco Indian reservation to talco out patents , TIIH Biu : correspondent was informed today that the mcasuro became u law on April 22 bust , . Senator Pettigrow presented a lot of peti tions in the senate today from South Dakota in favor of the original package amendment to the Interstate commerce law and the adop tion of the Conger free lard bill. Senator Paddock , from the senate commit tee on public lands , today reported with fa vorable recommendation the bill providing that any person wlio.shall maliciously or negligently and carelessly sot on fire or cause to bo ilred any brush , undergrowth or prairie or any of the publiotlnmls of the United Suites , and any ono wh < ) shall negligently or maliciously permit or. suffer any fire which ho may have lighted on jot her lands to pass therefrom to publlo" loud to the injury of trees , undergrowth ojpralrlo , shall bo deemed guilty of a misdemeanor nud upon conviction fined not more than three times the value of the trees ot ! other damage , or im prisonment for a term , of not more than three years , one-half tliq fine to go to the informer aud the other half to tBo public school fund of the county in which flio damage was done. This bill was rccommuiuk-d by the secretory of the interior and Lund Commissioner Uron and there is no doubt tlat ( It will bo adopted at this session of congrtsg. , ' PlillRY S. IlBATII. He IlonHteil tlio Supreme Court. MADISON , WIsJHUO 21. [ Special Telegram - gram to TUB BUK. ] The rousting that ox- President Bascom gayo the supreme court last night In his lecture before the graduates of the law class , for its decision In the Kdgor- ton bible case , is likely to create u good deal of excitement In this cose. Judge Cassldy. whom the ox-president particularly assailed , is ono of the lecturers before the law school and very highlv thought of by the "boys.They proim-so to" hold nn indignation meeting to protest against the language of the cjc-proaidout and to ahow their esteem for th ( Judge. * The llcfiit at I'lltHlinrj ; . PiTTSiifiio , Pa. , Juno 24. iSpoclal Tele gram to Tim BEC ] The thermometer reg- istercd W hero toiny. It was the hottest day of the present hot spell. As uruault , many of the steel mills were obliged to shut down until a cold wave seta In. Many work- era were prostrated by tha heat , sorno fatally. A FIEND IN WOMAN'S ' SHAPE , An Omaha Traveling Man Lured to His Death by a Female Outcast. ROBBERY THE MOTIVE FOR THE CRIME. J. n. Scott , HoproseiHliiK n AVl Lumber Company , tlio Victim ol * a i'ul Plot The Murderers Arrested. OTTAWA , HI. , O'uno 24. [ Special Telegram to Tun linn. ] Ono of thomostdtabollcal mur ders ever committed In Ln Sallo county was perpetrated In Ottawa at n late hour last night. The discovery was made at 0 o'clock this morning , when Mattlo Brown , the ten- year-old son of the tenant nt Allen park , was ecnt out to look for the cow. Some twenty yards from the house , in the midst of Allen park , the boy came upon the lifeless , gory body of a well-dressed man. The lad shrieked for assistance and' the no- lice were soon on the scene. The body was that of n stranger , but was soon recognized by people from the Clifton hotel as that of David Moore , a traveling man from Omaha , Neb. , employed by the J. B. Scott lumber company of Merrill , WIs. A terrible gash , nearly two inches long , on the right temple , a broken jaw and five fear ful gushes upon the back of the head told the tale of murder most foul. Beside the dead man lay a coupling pin of th' ) kind used by the Burlington railroad company. It was covered with blood and matted hair. The pei-son of the murdered man showed that ho had been struck from behind , as ho had evidently fallen backward and had no Warning of his doom. Near him were found a woman's pin-so containing $2.05 , and near this a woman's hat pin. The murdered man was minus watch , stud , collar button and cuff buttons. lie had carried a fine gold watch and his stud and collar button were first water diamonds. Nearly $150 pinned to the inside pocket of tlio blood soaked vest hud been overlooked by the murderers. Shortly after the discovery of the murder a woman was seen nt the corner of Main and Laramie streets by Charles Bowermastcr , u painter. She was busily engaged in tearing up u paper. When she had walked away Bowermastcr , who hud heard of the murder , picked up the scraps of paper and putting them together found that the paper find originally been the route map of the murdci-cd man. He notified States Attorney Blake of his find and the woman was promptly arrested. Under severe pressure she confessed thatsho was with Moore but refused to say who her accomplices wero. Moore bad been about the city all day yes terday. Ho is known to have visited a well known resort on the west side yesterday a f- ternoon. Ho was seen at about 10 o'clock lastiilght making his way over the Illinois river bridge toward Allen park. When the above facts had been communi cated to the woman , and when shov'ns also informed that she was known to have taken dinner with Moore on Monday , she broke down utterly and made u confession. She said that her name was Knto Weimar and that she was married to Charles Ford of Spring Valley about two weeks ago. She mot Moore yesterday afternoon and ho agreed to meet her at Allen park at 10 o'clock. She noted his diamonds and told her husband , who had been boarding with her at the St. Nicholas hotel , that she believed the man had money and.that they coutd work him. Her husband and a man named Barry , liv ing on the north side , followed when she went to keep the appointment. They went around the south side of Allen park and got a coupling pin from the railroad track. She led Moore to a secluded spot near n house in the park and a Half hour later succeeded In get ting him into a quarrel with her. This was the signal for the murderers. Moore and the woman , arguing in a low tone , had stopped some five puces apart , when ono of the woman's aides Just which she refuses to say stopped from behind a tree and dealt Moore u terrible blow on the back of the head. Ho staggered , and to complete the work the assassin dealt him a dozen additional blows , any one of which would have felled an ox. When the man was perfectly still they turned his pockets inside out and robbed him of his stud , collar button and watch. Both men wore immediately placed under arrest and lodged in the county Jail. An abandoned female named Minnie Winter- ling was arrested and placed in jail. She is suspected ot having taken part in the affair as the companion of Barry. The Ford woman Implicates her In the plot. The mur der was ono of the most foul ever committed In the county of La Sallo. The police are looking for H. T. Baum , a traveling man who was seen with Moore before the murder was committed. Ho loft on an early train , but the stiles attorney does not attach much importance to his arrest other than for use as n witness. At tlio Murdered MUII'H Homo. Fred W. Gray of this city received a telegram about 11 o'clock' yester day requesting him to Inform the dead man's family of the crlmo. Mr. Moore had resided inOmaha about twelve months , but previous to locating hero ho had made frequent visits to tlio city for several years. Ho was , as a consequence , well known among business men. Ho made the Millard hotel his headquarters and there the announcement that ho had been killed occasioned n shock to those who know him. Ills family , wlfo and ono son , reside at the corner of Thirty-second and Cuinlng streets. Mrs. Moore , the wlfo of the murdered man , was scon at the family residence , 8111 North Thirty-third street , last night. She said : "I can't imagine why any ono should have mur dered my husband. Ho was the best man In the world and I cannot understand how it happened. " David Moore was born in Now York fifty ycnra ago and after growing to manhood ho embarked in the lumber trade. Twelve vears ago ho sold out and engaged with the L. B. Scott lumber company of Merrill , WIs. , and at the time of his death was in the employ of the company as salesman and general agent. Last Juno Mr. Moore moved his family to this city , furnished his house In nn elegant manner and to every appearance ho Imd a happy home. The wlfo Is nearly crazed with grief and one thing that makes her sorrow greater is the fact that just at the time she received the telegram announcing the death of her husband she was reading ono of his letters - tors , written in Ottawa , III. , in which ho stated that ho had turned his face homeward and that trains could not carry him too rap idly on his journey to his loved ones , Charles Moore , the only son , a young man of twenty veers , departed for Ottawa last night to brlug back with him the remains of his father. A Cowlmy Gi'.tn Hurt. CiintKNSi : , Wyo , , Juno 21. [ Special Tele gram to Tim Bun. ] A cowboy named Augustus Van Burkun was brought to thU city on the Cheyenne & Northern today and taken to the county hospital for treatment for concussion of the brain. Van liurkan and another cowboy who Is known -Scrapping Johnny , " got into a dispute while riding about a herd of cattle today and came to blows. In the encounter Vuu Durkan was knocked from his hone and picked up iu u Hensclcss condition. "Scrapping Johnny" started to Cheyenne on u stock train to give himself up. but changed his mind about forty miles north of hero and Jumped from the train. The sheriff is now In punult of him. Van Burkan is not yet dead , but the physician iu attendance thinks tils chances of recovery very slim. $ no,0 ( > 0 Flront Salt f/akc. S.U.T L.uci : Cirv , Utah , Juno21 , [ Special Telegram to Tin : BBI : . ] The Salt Luke brewery took flro this morning. The malt house is u total loss , Damages. JSO.OW , fully insured. MX Kx-Govcrnor Sherman Hays the He- imljllouiiH Will Hold Their Own. CitiOAOo , .Tutio 24 , jsppclal" Telegram to TIIK Br.n.J Ex-Govcrt ; German of Iowa was In the city today ot " ' return from a trip to Georgia. S peak I , Cl Mho coming con gressional elections , ho > - "Our delega tion in the next house ot i "tcnUUlves will bo greatly changed. The * - lnal package decision and the question Uver coinage nro tlio main Issues upon \ * , \ ttio people will select their next rcntatlvcs. \ . I .think the republicans In low I hold their own In the fall elections , but will have to light. The only members w nomina tions I regard as certain art igrcssmmi Gear In the First district , Judj ys In the Second and Congressman Flick . . .no Eighth. Congressman ICerr of the Fifth , Conger of the Seventh aud Reed of the Ninth will not bo candidates for ro-cloctlon. Colonel Hen derson of the Third may bo rcnotnlnated , but ho will have a warm fight In the general election. The democrats will nominate Judge Couch. In the Fourth district Colonel Sweeny , the present member , is havjug his claims for ro-elcetlon disputed by cx-Gov- cmor Larrabeo , and the natural result of such a contest would bo a heated fray. The warmest contest in the state will bo In the Seventh district over the successor of Major Conger. The candidates are Senator Caul- well of Dallas county , ex-Congressman Cum- mlngs of Madison and Mr. Hull of Polk. Colonel John Scott of Story county may enter the contest and would make n good raco. Congressman Shoublo of the Tenth district has several opponents for the nomination mid the fight promises to bo very animated. The democrats are watching the lepublienn fight with great interest and will eagerly take ad vantage of any opportunity to advance their own party interests. " Jt.lKOTA TiJ'.trttS. Sioux Fnlls Opens the Interstate Trotting Circuit. Sioux FAU.S , S. D. , Juno 24. [ Special Telegram to TUB BI-.H. ] There was a tre mendous crowd of people at the opening of the interstate trotting circuit in this city. The result of the 2:10 : trotting race with twelve en tries was : Dick C llrst , Billy W second , Nettle Ihird. Time 2:38 : ? , 2:31 : , 2U2. : An accident occurred in the first heat of this race , caused by the collision of Hilly W uiMl Yankee Doodle , in which the sulky of Yankee Doodle was knocked into splinters. Both horses ran around the trotting course four or five times before they were stopped. The judges sent Yankee Doodle to the barn upon the claim of Billy W's driver of a foul. In the 2:22 : pacing six heats were necessary to settle the contest. Tangent was first , Black Henry second and St. John third. Time 2 : 1 Jf , 2:29 : , 2:1)0 : ) , 2:111 : and 2 : 7' The races will continue for three days. Mitchell Matters. MITCHELL , S. D. , Juno 21. [ Special Tele gram to Till ? Br.i : . ] The educational council of the stnto holds Its first session hero this evening , continuing through tlio day and evening of tomorrow. Addresses will bo made by General Bcadlo of the Madison nor mal school , President McLouth of Brook- ings college , Prof. Hood of Aberdeen and others. Tlio State Sabbath School association is holding u session in the city nud will bo ad dressed by W. F. Crofts. A heavy wind storm prevailed hero this afternoon , but did no dainago. They Uned Him l < 'or a Suclccr. DEAHWOOP , S. D. , June 24. [ Special Tplo- gram to Tin : BIK. ] Hugh F. Hogors was before United States Commissioner Washa- baugh this afternoon charged with passing a counterfeit dollar. Ho was bound over. Rogers was used as a sucker by a gang of counterfeiters , all of whom escaped except himself. Ho passed the coin at Whltcwood. The United States authorities nro hunting down the balance of the gang. Four Per Cent Premium. DKADWOOD , S. D. , Juno 21.--Special [ Tele gram to Tin : BEI : . ] Mayor Star today sent away tho. $ I , r.03 city bonds which were sold to Bowler & Merrill of Baugor , Mo. Four per cent premium was realized on this deal , which Is the best paying one over scut out from the Black Hills. "Mio DnAnwoon , S. D. , Juno 2 ; ) . [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bin : . ] The Baby , which is the only pyritie smelter In the Black Hills , blew in yesterday with new machinery and all around improvements under the super vision of Dr. Carpenter. A Klcti Strike. DnADWoon , S. D. , Juno iiil. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : BBC. ] There Is n rumor afloat that a rich strike lias been made In the Iron hill mine. Stock has jumped from t)0 to .10 cents in twenty-four hours. JIK LOVED JUS Ol.lt A Murderer's Kfl'orts to Keep Her In Ignorance ol' Ills Crime. ST. Lotw , Mo. , Juno 21. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : BIK. : ] B.-M. Chambers , who was acquitted of the murder of Frank J. Bowman of Chicago , has just returned to his homo at Ferguson , Mo. , where ho was wel comed back by his mother , now nearly nlncty- two years old. Nine months ago Bowman attempted to en ter Chambers' house to make a levy on the old lady's property. Chambers met him at the door , ordered him to leave the place , and mistaking a movement made by Bowman's liund , fired with his shotgun , killing the lat ter instantly. Mrs. Chambers was told that It was a bun- lor's shot , and though the body lay on the lawn for two hours , she was not aware that n homicide had been committed. When her son was taken to Clayton ho wrote letters , re- mallcd tit New York , where It was pretended tie was on business. Ho was tried for his llfo , was acquitted , lias ruturned to his homo , and his old mother- is still In utter Ignorancb of the terrible tragedy of her son's lifo. For tlio Inspection of Cattle. WAHIIINOTOX , Juno 24. The senate com mittee on agriculture and forestry today In structed Chairman Paddock to report favor ably ( with amendments ) the substitute pro posed by him for Vest's bill to provide for the Inspection of cattle and beef products In tended for ox port. The Biibstituto provides for an Inspection at the place of killing of cattle and hogs ; the carcasses of wliich nro subjects of Interstate commerce previous to slaughter , in all eases when the secretary of agriculture deems it necessary. A post mortem examination of carcasses Intended to bo further prepared for consumption at a can ning establishment or elsewhere may also be ordered by the secretary of agriculture. In ease of the discovery of any diseased animal or carcass it shall be destroyed , also any iiroduct of such carcass found to be unlit for Uuinau consumption. Struck by a Snow Kliail. LAHAMIB , Wyo. , Juno 21. [ Special Tele gram to Tun BII : : . | William Sloan , a Union i'acllio brakeman , was Instantly killed earl.v this morning while passing under unuw abed No. 7 , a few miles cast of hero. The top of the t > hcd struck his head , crushing in the skull. The cdroncr's Inquest showed that the top of the shod Is only about four feet above the : oofs of ordinary freight curi and that nil > rakemcn are compelled to stoop going .hrough it. A verdict was rendered declar- ng the Union Pad lie culpably negligent , sloan is the seventh brakeman to bo killed while passing under this shed , < AVnr Dontirtinont In Mourning , WASHINGTON' , Juno 21 , The Hag on the war department was ut half mast today on &count of thodeuthof ex-Secretary MuCrary , md the department will bo closed on thu day of his funeral. ILLINOIS CENTRAL STRIKE , Business Completely Paralyzed by th < Going Out of Trainmen , * AN OBNOXIOUS OFFICIAL THE .CAUSQ They Demand ( ho DlHOlmrgo of SuJ pcrintcndcnt UuHHoIl , Whom They Claim HUH CoiiHtantly 1'cr- seonted Them. CHICAGO , Juno 24. The strlko of freight coiuluctors , swttclinion nnil brukcmon on thq Illinois Contrnt hus Lecomo n soilous ono and > threatens to blockmlo Its entire business. Thd suburban trainmen struck this morning aftoff tlio curly trains had coino in , ami there nra now about thirteen hundred men Idle 1111 $ the business of the rend Is paralyzed. An order \vtis issued by the strikers nt A meeting held today extending the strlko over the whole of the Illinois Central in Illinois/ Wisconsin and Iowa , The men insist on the dismissal of SuperliU tcudent Kusscll , whoso Jnrisdlctloii extends over the lines in Illinois , Iowa MA ! Wisconsin. They claim that ho persecuted many of the men and Imv'fl many grievances against Aim. The trnubla culminated yesterday afternoon , when trains masters were discharged by him , ns men * ' tioncd in thcso dispatches last night. Tha men did not wish to bo held responsible foff interfering with the United States mail on express matter and consequently attached mall and express 'cars to the engine of thtj New Orleans mall train today. The general superintendent , however , refused to start thflf train until passenger coaenes were attached and the .strikers warned htm that ho dotulncoj the mall and express at the company's risk. General Manager Heck and General Su pcrintcmlcnt Sullivan had u conference with , the strikers this afternoon. The men stated their determination not to return to worl < until Superintendent Kusscll was dismissed,1 The only conclusion arrived at was that tha company would resist the men's demand * They now await overtures , and It is said that unless the men return to work tomorrow the company will proceed to hire new hands. . The tie up will cause serious trouble , not only locally , but throughout u largo section of country , both west and south. The suburban trafllc of tha road Is enormous , the largest ill the United States. Trains run in and out of the city every few minutes from 5 o'clock In the morning until midnight and are crowded. All thcso people , many of whom llvo beyond the cable car limits , are now thrown upoa their own resources for transportation. 13ut it is not this that will trouble the com mercial world. To stop freight traflle on the Illinois Central means to prevent thousands of people in northern Iowa , southern Illinois , Kentucky , Tennessee , Mississippi and Loulsl- ami from getting products to market. The yards In this city are already filled with freight cars and the stalling of train ) now in transit will jam every transfer track touched by the road. CAIUO , Ills. , Juno 21. The strlko on th Illinois Central has not extended this fof south , but only passenger trains left today and perishable fruit trains have been sent north by the IIIK Four-road. It Is oxnccted that all the yard men will go'out hero and at Mounds Junction tomorrow. Tire OMAHA j'JsorijE inc < nrxiD. i < f CharlcH Fairfax and Ida Druco Find a Watery CJrnvc. EI.KIIOKX , Nob. , Juno 24. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bui : . ] Chariot Fairfax and Ida Uruco of Omaha , who were attending the picnic of colored Masons at Waterloo today , were drowned by the upsetting of a boat in the Elkhorn last night. The recent rains had changed the usually tranquil Elkhorn Into u raging torrent. It had overflowed it ; * banks until in many places it Is n quarter of a mile wldo. Opposite the Waterloo plcnlo grounds a rope had been placed across the river to aid in opcratitig the ferry , and above this the excursionists had been boating , when sud denly the boat containing Charles Fairfax. Ida Bruce and two other parties wan swept down the stream , and , striking the rope , upset. A number of boats were sent out from the shore , but before they had reached the spofc Fairfax and Miss Bruce sank , never to rlso again. Fairfax was a porter on ono of the B. & M. sleepers , and with his family resided at Twenty-first and Nicholas streets. Ml.ss Bruce was a graduate of the class of MX ) of the Omaha hlgli school , and stood very high in the estimation of her classmates , She resided at 1)115 ) North Twenty-fifth street , with her parents , and was twenty years or ago. ago.Tho river was dragged during the after noon , but at K ) o'clock last night when the train left for Omaha , neither of the bodies had been recovered. o 'JCMIK STEAMKIt S Particulars of the IJOSH of That Vessel Oil' QIIIMMI Cliarlottu iNland. VICTOWA. I ) . C. , Juno 21. [ Special Tele gram to Tin : Bun. ] A letter has been ro- celved from Captain Smith o/ the steamer Sardonyx giving particulars of the loss of that vessel oil Queen Chat-lotto Island Juno lit. Captain Smith says the oteamerwas pro * feeding southward at full speed with a smooth sea when she struck n rocky shoal not ! doWn on the chart. The vessel could not bei gotten off and soon commenced to 1111. Boats were launched and passengers and mall convoyed to Skltgate. The steamer hangs on a rock under tha engine room and the captain atntoi she will go to pieces at the llrst high wind. The vessel was valued at $7.1,000. The rocks on which the Sardonyx struck were unknown to navi gators and are believed to huvo been throwa up recently by volcanic action. OarMiuiii O'Connor Claims a Foul. SVIIN-BV , N. S. W. , .TunoS I. O'Connor , the oraman , who was beaten by Stansbury yes terday , has protested against the payment of tlio sluices to the latter. O'Connorclalms tha race on the ground that Stansbiiry took bin water u quarter of a mile from the start mid u foul ensued , The umpires deny there wiw u foul. _ _ Union Cloakmakoi'H Win. Nn\v Yoitit , Juno 21.Popkln & Marks , of the Cloakmnhors1 association , surrendered to the Clonkiiinkcra' union this morning , agreeing to employ none but union men and women horoultor. Six hundred men are employed bv them. The striking cloakinaKcrs are ex , * ultant. Thorn ) Itclmto fJrloviinoiiH. Niw : YOIIK , Juno 21. J. B , Greonhut ol Pooi-lii , 111. , president of the Distiller * ' and Cattle Feeder. ! ' association , had u coiiforcnco today with the eommlttoo of wholesale llquoff dealers of Philadelphia aiid thin city regard- iag the rebate grievances complained of by thu liquor dealers. The result will bo pro- bcnted at u meeting of liquor dealers tomoiy row. _ " " " " The AVoathor Forooawt. ' For Omaha and vicinity- Fair weather. For Nebraska , Iowa and South Dakota- * Showct'H , preceded by fair weather In Niv br.wka and Iowa : aontlnucd high tempera * turo ; southerly wlndi. llrooklyn'H Intimated Population. Niw : YOIIK , Juno21. . The census snp is visor cxtluutcs thu normlatiou of Brooklyn ul bUi.OOU.