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ESTABLISHED JUKE 10 , 1873. OMAHA , TJIUHSDAT MORNINGOCTOIVEH 21 , 1807 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY ifIVID CENTS. ENGLAND SAYS NAY Declines America's Invitation to Participate in Monetary Conference , SEES NO DESIRABILITY FOR A MEETING "Will Bo Plcajod to EecoSvo Suggestions from United States , NOT ABLE TO REOPEN Tlli INDIAN MINTS BogretB Inability to Accatto to Proposals of Commissioner ; . INTERESTED IN SECURING STABLE MONLY del-mini > ' " \ollon , SIMM VIIHIT | | | ( AII- ilrvvv It. White , nopriiilM mi U'ltiit fit-cut llrllnlu I'I-OIMIM-N li > Do. LONDONOct. . 20. Lord Salisbury to night sent to Ambabsadcr Hay the rcpl ) o the Ilrltish government to the proposals of the American bimetallic commission It IH u diplomatically worded note Ills lordship sas the government of Great Britain Is not able to reopen the Indian mints at present. Ho regrets the Inability to accede to the proposals of tlio American commissioners , Great Ilrltaln having as great an Interest SB the United States and France In securing a Htablo par exchange for gold and silver and an unlargrd use of silver lu these circum stances , continues Lord Salisbury , the Hrl Ish government docs not see the dc- Hlrublllt ) of an Intel national monetary con ference but will be pleated to consider any other pmctlcal suggestions from the United Etntos Lord Sallsbmy enclosed with the note a copy of the statement of Sir J. Westland , liend of the financial department of India which was under discussion at the meeting of the coii'icll list Saturday , and which takes strong gioiiuds against the opening of the Indian mints. Senat r Wolcott Is not In London this evening. Ambassador Andrew 1) . White came from llcrlln to London last night He has avoided publicity , but has had several con ferences with Senator Wolcott In an in- terv lew with n correspondent of the Asso ciated pr < ss , Mr White said that Germain's tvcilon or. blmeUIlltm will depend on Eng land Discussing the possibility of a tariff war Mr White Mid "I do not believe that Germany will Inaugurate n tariff war with the United States. The Geiman p-eqs < i'id man ) German statesmen have been ver ) blttT ngilnHt the Dlngley law- , but I think thc > are now beginning to realize that an Increased prosperity will enable the United Ktntcs to buy as much as under the lower tariff. " niii\co coM'innvr or srccnss. GrinmilinouluCH HIM lloultli I'ro- Kriimlll lie nillfiic-IoiiH. MADItm , Oct. 20. A dispatch from Corunna sas that Marshal 'Hlanco , prior to embarking here today for Havana to as sume his now icspcnslbllltles as governor general of Cuba , niide' the following statement ment- "I go to Cuba with full confidence In the cflleacy of the now program to Insure Im mediate and certain success My military nnd political actions I shall develop simul taneously I have not been Instructed to maintain any reserve In regard to the In tentions to bestow the full autonomy of fered by the liberal party when. 1 was In the opposition. "I have not consulted the government nbout the divisional command but to have more tlmo for political affairs I wished to bo accompanied by generals llko General 1'arcdo. who as second In command will bear the brunt of the military action , and General 1'ando who will direct the cam paign at the head of the arm ) . "I cannot fit a date for the termination of the war. One of my generals has ex pressed himself as confident of returning victorious In seven months Matters might take a turn to confirm this surmise , but 1f nil ends well It will make no difference even If wo dp take a little longer to reach peace " III Iferaldo says that Senor Cinejahar , when sailing for Cuba jcstcrdaj , declare ! that bo would "make a true report of tlio situation , after stuil > Ing the iinestlou a Cuba and the United States. " Senor Giillon , the foreign minister , haa communicated to Premier , riajiasta the con tents of a dispatch from Scnor do Lome , the Spanish minister at Washington , relative to the recent filibustering expedition alleged to have departed from New York and Jacknan ' r Jt.ls"'iui . < TerBtood in political circles tin there Is a.slui'if > difference of opinion between 'Senor. Gullon , the foreign minister , and Gen era I Corrm , minister of war , on the on liand , and Senor Sagasta nnd Scnor Moret jiilnleler of the colonies , < is to the attltud < tlio government should take toward th United States. EltCorreo says that Sono Bigastu nnd Senor Gullon are "quite agieei us to lntcTnntlon.il questions " Senor Sigasta will bo unable to attend the cabinet council tomortow , at which the queen recent will prenldc , but he hri > ra to bo able to give his attention to public business on Friday , _ STAIN IIA.S .NO HUM ; TO 1.01 : . lIiiMiiui I'niK-r l'ruH KnrrKcllu Action tUiiliiHt I'liKcil State * , HAVANA , Oct. 20. La Luclia , In an encr- ROtic leading editorial , entitled , "War U Convenient for Spain , " uas "The sensa tional American press Is renewing the cam paign In favor of American IntmeiUlou , vhlch , It sa > 8 , will meet the approval of congress Rather than that we should con- tlnnn enduring this gort of thing It U pri-fciablo that our American friends should decide to Interfere. Spain has nothing to lose , Her case 1s the same as that of a poor man suing a rich one. The rich man la aluuS the loser. Moreover , If Spain were to war with America It would be proof posi j tive that In our national character sIlTI exists ( ho traditional Spanish honor , which vve would defend even more carefully than our lives " At a large meeting of delegates of the trade asboclatloiu nnd of the United Mer- rhsnls1 league , together with others otll- clally described as particular admirers of General Weler. IHd In the Spanish casino | today , It was tlecldevl to organize a "great farewell nonpolltlcal dcmorstratlon" In honor cf General Wejlcr on the day he Mils from Havana. On that occasion ho will be ji fsonted with "a magnificent album con taining tbo telegram * be bat received from Spain and from the Cuban provinces In xufr- pr > rt of his military and civil policy as governor general " The various commercial nnd mercantile Interests of the cities and towns of Cuba arc officially said to be "In communication with the city ot Havana" and "will send delegates to take part In the farewell demonstration. " SIVIHI : : KHIHTIMJ i % TIIIJ I\ST. , HrlilNli TrooiK | Mi'ct tin.Nntlvrt nml I.IIHI. llontllj. SIMLA , Oct. 20. According to advlcto from Kort Lockhnrt , the tribesmen having occupied Dirgal Ridge , which commanded Chagrau on the Sftmana range General Sir Ypattnann-nrlgps sent the second division this morning to dislodge them. The position wts a very etrong ono on the summit of a prcclpltoun hill , reached only by a single path , along which the attacking force , con- ! ' , slstlng of the Gurkha regulars , was obliged I [ to c lint ) In Indian flic , three batteries mean- ' while nhclllng tbo Hangars. The Ilrltish i Buffered a temporary check when they reached the open space and wcro exposed to an accurate fire. After n prolonged artillery fire the Gurkhas were reinforced by the Gor- don Highlanders Then followed a magnifi cent rush ncross the open flpaco In the face of a murderous fusl lade. The enemy stood their ground until the Hrltlsh reached the I rocks below , down which the tribesmen could not see to lire , and then they fled pell mell The losses of the Gurkhas and the i Gordon Highlanders were severe. According to later advices General Ilrlggs' division advanced nt dabreak with Briga dier General Kempstcr's brigade lending. It was nearly 10 o'clock when the cncm ) began a long-tango fight. The three mountain bat teries massed on Clngru Kotnl. replied nnd the Gordon Highlanders pushed through to the support of the front ranks , firing nt long | range. The tribesmen reserved their lire ' until the Gurkhas reached tbo zlgzng path under the perpendicular cliff , where Major Jennings lirooklcy was killed on Monda ) In the fighting between the Hlggs brigade nnd tlie Insurgent tribesmen from Chagru. Tlireo Hrltlsh companies crossed the zone of fire at a rush , sustaining a he-ivy loss , while the remainder dcploed to the left to | Intercept a flank attack threatened by some 7,000 of the cnem ) from that direction. The Dorcestershlre regiment attempted to sup port three companies of Gurkhas but were kept back b ) the enemy , who remained cool and reserved their fire until the Hrltlsh were well exposel At 1230 p m matters looked ssrlous , as the Ilrltish gun fire , though aided by a mountain battery from Kort Gullstan , had failed to dislodge the enemy General Kempster thereupon went forward In person , moving up the Gordon Highlanders and thn Third Sikh regiment In the front lino. An assault wns then or- ganbed , and 2,000 men with fixed bayonet- ) stood waiting orders to advance. Three minutes befoio the word ot command was given General Kempster telegraphed bick nstructlons to the company to concentrate heir fire. The eighteen pieces of artlllcr ) responded nnd under covet ot this fire the cading company of Highlanders , amid a icrfcct silence , rushed Into the fire zone. Half of the men dropped , but the re mainder' pushed gallantly on till they reached the cover where the Gurkhas lay. I The rest of the force streamed after them and the tribesmen , seeing that most of the troops had passed the lire zone , fled up the hill and collected under cover of the cliffs The-Highlanders and mixed regiments , after pausing a moment to take breath , again ad vanced to the assault and th.ity minutes later the position was wen. The rlilge was stormed at 3 o'clock. Troni noon until that hour the tribesmen , sheltered in the Sangars. etood a heavy bombardment , beating their drums , waiving their stand" , shouting de nance nnd maintaining n hot fire on the advancing Infantry. Geneial Biggs will continue thendvance so as to hold the frontal hills , and then push on to Pharapara , where he will bo joined by Sir William Lockhart. Through out yesterday the tribesmen continued the building of breastworks on the summit of the hill. tvrumivrs OUTS no\w TO WOIIK. I'riM-CllN to llllNllll-NH VfllT ItH DlNOF- ItTl % Sl'l'llt'M. VIENNA , Oct 20 On the assembling of the Unterhaus today after last night's dis orderly proceedings , the Chamber began the discussion of a series of motions to i Impeach the members of the cabinet for an 1 alleged violation of their ministerial powers 1 by the Issuance of a decree en June 2.1 last authorizing the olllclal iue ot the Czech language In Bohemia. Dr. Herold Inter vened with a motion to shelve the entire discussion. In supporting this proposal he said : ' A great historical combat Is proceeding at the moment , In which nil the people of Austria are fighting for equal rights as op posed to the supremacy of the Germans Obstruction will not win the day , but even should It ultimately prevail the Bohemian people would survive such a victory In the * Interest of the Bohemians and the cause ot freedom and legality , the Czechs will not bupport the Impeachment proceedings. " After a teii hours' sitting the Unterhaus , b ) a vote of 101 to HI , adopted Dr. Horold's motion to shelve the entire discus sion. The house then adjourned. , The scenes In the Unterhaus last night and during the small hours this morning wore slmpl ) disgraceful. The opposition belabored the desks with heavy rulers and slammed tlm desk lids. When a froup of Czechs au- vanced and endeavored to seize the rulers and ' to hold the desk lids , thruwab a free fight for the lids , which were to'n off und used as weapons The trouble arose because Dr , Abramovllsch Insisted In passing to the orders of the day , whjch was declared to bo contrary to the rules of the house Ihc crisis la regarded < is most serious. Count Goluzii- chl , president of the council of ministers , and Austro-Hungarlan minister of foreign affairs , has gone to Buda Pesth to consult with tbu capcror on the measures to be adopted , ii\iiov iiuMr.\yniv.s : MW .TOM. Mi 11 nil IN I'li'imi'il nllli IIU .Vc-ri ( ii-r- Illllll MllllxltT. BnilLIN , Oct. 20. H was officially an nounced today that Baron von Marschall von IHc'bersteln Is going to Constantinople. to replace Baron Saurma von Jeltsch , who 13 going to rejirt'sent Germany at Rome In suc- cetslon to Haron von Buelow. Rmperor William has received the fol lowing telegram from the HI Han through Tewflk Pasha , the foreign minister "The nultein hastened to accept with great joy the proposed appointment of Baron Marcl'all von Blebersteln an German aui- bassadot to the Ottoman government. He , sees In the nomination a special proof of good vvlll and friendship of the German em- peror In gciidlng to the Turkish court a personage * of such importance ea Baron ' Hleberttdn whoso success In conducting the foreign paltry of the German empire is well known , and assisted In fostering the rcla- _ I ( Continued cm Fifth Page ) NO ' VERDICT YET IN SIGHT Jury in Luetgert Cnso Unabla to Eoich an Agreement. PUTS IN ANOTHER LONG NIGHT OF IT Ono Juror Sllll MHIIKM Out for iiu < i ( ( lie1 SimxnKt * linker ] ] lnaKi't > eiii < * iit IH Prolmlilf. i CHICAGO. i Oct. 20. At 8-30 tonlglit It was announccil from the ofllco of State's Attor- ncy Dcneen that there would bo no announcement - nouncoment of a verdict In the Luetgert case before the opening of court tomorrow morn- Ing. Judge Tuthlll went homo early In the evening , leaving matlera with State's Attor ney Denecn , who was to ssnd him word In case a verdict should bo reached during the early part of the evening. The attnrnes for the defense also left matters with Mr. Dcneen and went home to await nny word that might come from the Jur ) room. At- torney Plinlen , the junior counsel for the defense . , was around the state's attorneys office for n short tlmo and then took his de parture. . He made a call on tlio state's at- torne ) and , poking his head Inside the door queried briefly , "Anthlng new 3" "Nothing , " said Mr Dcneen with a vvcarv smile , which Mr Phalcn returned as he hur ried out of the doorway State's Attorney Dcneen , pale-faced nnd rcd-ocil from lack of sleep , sat In hla olllco until 8 30 and then he announced that he 11' would wait no longer and gave orders that h'o ' ' olllco be closed "I sha'l wait no longer , " ho said , "and there la no need of ntibody waiting after 1 leave I agreed with Judge Tuthlll and the uttornos for the defense to remain here un til S 30 to rece'lve the announcement of n verdict should one bo reached In the event or an agreement being re\ehcd I was to send word to the Judge and opposing counsel and they would corao to the court for the pur pose of re'celvlng the verdict It was under stood that If the Jur ) did not Bend woid of a verdict by S 30 the building phould be closed and ever > thing should go over until 9 30 tomorrow morning No woid has come and If the Jury docs arrive nt a verdict It will not be heard and no announcement of the veidlct being reached , will be scut out from the jury room There is absolutely no chance now of anything bclnfe heard from the twelve men before tomorrow moinlng at the earliest " MUST WORK TILL SATURDAY. Tor a time tonight It was rumored that If the Jur ) had not agreed by tomorrow It will be discharged as soon as It reports Its Inability to reach a verdict. This , however , is not the case It is the firm determina tion of Judge Tuthlll to keep the Jury until Saturday night or late Saturday afternoon before he permits them to go with a dis agreement. He has announced that both state and defendant have spent much money end time , and the case has been so long and difficult to try that he will not consent to the discharge of the Jury unlit there Is absolutely no hope whatever of a verdict being reached , The Jury stands about where it stood twcn- t-four hours ago. Reports vary from nine for the death penalty and three for acquit tal , to eleven for death and one for ac quittal. The one juror holding out for Leut- gert U Harley and It is thought tint If he would change fiont there would be little tlmo lost In arriving at a verdict. Juror Holablrd is also credited with favoring the acquittal of the prisoner , but It Is though ! he will come around quickly If Harley could be Induced to vote for conviction. The feeling among the Jurorb who are In favor of the death penalty Is high against Harley and they have done some very plain talking to him At one time this morning they even sent for Judge Tuthlll to know , among other things , If eleven men could compel one man to vote with them or if a verdict would be valid , If but eleven men blgned It This Is the Incident that gave to the state the Idea that there was but ono man standtoig between Luetgert and a death sentence , JURORS RCTIIin. At 7 o'clock tonight dinner was taken to the Jurors and then they ceased work for the night. The cots were , after dinner was ' over , quickly put up In the small rooms adJoining I- Ig Joining the court room , and It was not long befo'e each ono held a juror or a bailiff , and work was over until tomorrow. There Is very little thought now of anything but a dlcagrce- mcnt. It Is the general opinion that Harley will prove firm to the end , and ho may keep Holablrd with him. The counsel for the de fense still stick to their assa tlon of a com ing acquittal , but Attorne ) Phalcn sas "dis agreement" as often as he says "acquittal. " The state Is now looking for a dlsagi cement , having small hope that Harley will agree tea a conviction , and certainly not to the death penalty. The state's attorney Is , however , confident that the jury will bo with him to the cMcnt of ten to two or eleven to one "I 1 will have ten of them , I feel sure , " he said tcnlght , "Although It Is possible that I may have only nine but nlno will be for the state without the slightest doubt. If a disagree ment Is the result of the trial , the case will be tried again as soon as possible Mr Denecn Is a hard fishier , and he smiled grimly tonight when asked If he Intended to j try the case again. "Why , most certainly wo will , " he said , "and we will put up a stronger case against him the second time than we > have on this trial. Then , too , Mrs. Luetgert will have had Just so much more time In which to show up , and as of course she will not do that. It will bo worse for Luetgert than It Is now. " CROWD STEALS nVRRYTHING. The room of Judge Tutblll , befcro whom the Luetgert case was tried , Is tlio scene of vandalism that has no parallel In the annals of sensational trials. Certain of the spectators took'advantage of the absence of.tho bailiffs and Clo k Knoch and seized on every portable article of sta tioner ) . Sections ot the Improvised desks used by the newspaper reporters during the tedious ordtal were even carried off by the morbid crowd. Fearing that the lellc hunt- C.K would grow derpcratc and demolish it10 fixtures , a policeman was detailed Inbldo the bar The few ornaments which remained after the chamber had been abandoned were hastII ) removed across the hallway. The gavel which Judge Tutlilll has , wielded .lias dlteppeared Clsrk Knoch ! iad hoped to se cure the rorewood mallet wttn an autograph of the prvaldln , ; judge on the handle for hla club and was sorel ) ditappolnted. So biro was Judge TutliiU's desk eif cou t material ! ! liiflt had it < jur > rctuined an. Ixid ho been bumwned to re.civ o its find ings he would have been compelled to send to a neighboring drug Etoro for paper nd wrltlDR apparatus During a tcmcorary ab- cnce ot the Judge ftndclcrR the bailiffs at ho door relaxed their vigilance and went to a. room above the Jury's quarters Whllo hey were Rene the ectlons of the wooden vrltlng benches were rcmSved. These were cut In squares of a foof , so that they might 10 hidden under nn overcoat without exciting suspicion should any ofyllio wardens bo en countered. When Clerk ; Knoch returned he ook means to dlscourise further attempts on the pnrt of the souren'r hunters. The Imwcrs of Judge Tuthlll's desk were un- ockcd and the books arid papers removed to Judge Horton'z chambers I'k'ctrlc light julbs and globes were leutroly fastened , so that they could not bo made away with by the morbidly Inclined. A guard was In structed to watch the furniture nnd window sishes and arrest anybod ) who tried to leave tils Initials In the pillars. Visitors to the court room were clcsely natchrd by the bailiffs ahd the special guard behind the rail of the court's bench. The ; op of that piece ot furniture was as bare as it a hurricane hid swept across the roam Any attempt to get inside the rail except b ) persons knovn to the custodians of the place Is fruitless. JudgeTuthlll In the cou'se of his frequent communications ! with the court room by telephone - phone Inquired after Ills gavel and Inkstand Ho said he was particularly anxious to keep both as mementoes for his vvl.'o When he- was told tint all the small articles wcie gone he expressed himself in vigorous language , ASMtNOMiitS ( Alti : IN ItH-iixN Snlijci-ls I'e-i laliilni ; to Thrlr I'art It-ii I iir Sell-not' . WILLIAMS BAY , Wls , Oct. 20. The weather heie today lips been very haz ) so that no satisfactory use of the Yerkcs tele scope In solar work cou.d be made , but the Instrument was an object ot great Interest to the various professois and astronomical experts who have gatheicd here , and WBL. " clcsely Inspected b ) them , under the guld- ance of Profs Barnard and Hale. The Hist paper ot the morning session vvaD read b ) Prof Carl Runge , director of the bpectroscoplc labratorytcchnlscuo hochbchule , Hanover. Prof C L Doollttle , director of Flower oboervator ) , University of Pennsylvania gave an able nnd Interesting paper on the latitude woik ot the observatory. Prof J K Reese , director of the Colum bia unlvcroty observatory , read n paper on the variation of latitude and the icductlon of the Rutherford photographs. In the afternoon Father HeJrlck of the Georgetown college oiservator > read a piper on the photochronograph , which v.-na Illustrated - trated by the Irstrument , which was cigerl ) Inspected by all the astronomers Th's wss fellowol by a piper on longitude * determina tion bj Prof. H. S. Prltchett , director of the observatory , Washington university. Dr. Charlej L Poor , associate professor of a tronomy , Johns Hopkins university , read a paper on a new form of mirror for reflecting telescope1 ! . A paper on an atlas of variable stars vvai read by Father Hagen. director ot the Georgetown college obscYvatoiy. In the evening the clouds paesed.jiway so the eky was partially clear and the telo- bcopc was p\\\ \ \ In use , but no great discov eries were made. Tlilrteciitliiuiiia1 Ctinv viitluii of Chief Coiiiuiliiitlcr * . PHIL \UCLPIIIA , Ot , 20. The thirteenth annual convention of tbo officers of the com- mandery In chief of the Milltar > Order ot the Lo > al Legion of the United States was held today in the rooms of the Historical Society of Pennslv nla. Only routine business was tiam-actcd , and all nov business was referiod to committees , after which officers were elected as follows Comirander In chlcP , Rear Admiral Bancroft Ghcrardl , U. S. X. ; senior vice commander in chief. Brigadier General Sendcn Connor , Maine ; junior vice com- uandcr In chief , Major 'General John It Biookc , U , S. A ; commander In chief , Brevet Lieutenant John Nichols'n , Penusyl- anla ; registrar In chief , Brevet Major Wil- Iim P. Puxford , District of Columbia , trcis- urer In chief , Colonel C. Cadle , Ohio , chap- aln In chief , Rev. Henry Hopkins , D D. The new council In chief consists of Brevet Brigadier Geneial J. M. Brown , Maine ; lolonel Arnold Rand , Massachusetts ; B-cvet Major George Chandler , Michigan ; Lieutenant iharles Davis and Colonel .Nelson Cole. James Snydcr Packle of Newark , N. J. , \as elected companion at large. iioi.n ui A STICK. S 'i'iiri' Tri'nmirtIlox mill Mull I'liuulicH mid 'lli r ii Jicivi' . SPOKAND , Wash. , Oct. 20. A special from Unlontonn , Wash . says : The stage running between Lewlbtown end Unlontown was held up last night by masked men and the malls anl express box. rilled , At the top of the hill the robbers jumped from their plsco of concealment and demanded the treasure box and mall pouches. These were given up. Ono of the pafnen- gers was compelled to biualc open the treas- uro box with an axe held In readiness , after which the btage was ordered forward , Nona of the passengers wcro molested On the arrival at Lewlston the * driver telephoned the stage proprietorshere , who went at once to the scene accompanied-1 by the postmaster and express agent. The postmaster and ex- presa agent from Le ls.towrn also hurried here , lha contents ; of the pouches wcro found rifled of valuablesand ; wrappers and aitleles not wanted vvqro strewn on the ground. There is no trace of t.He pcrpetra- tors. It is believed that but little booty was secured , Anirrli-iiii \Vuri-IioiiNt-iiii-ii Mci-t. NASHVILLE , Tenn. , Oct. SO. Prcs'dent II P Campbell of No.T Yoik presided ut today's session of the American Ware housemen's convention held In the Chamber of Commerce Warehousemen from most of the southern cltlles vvcro present Mayor U n Dudley welcomed _ the delegates Presi dent n F. Harris of the Chamber of Com merce Hjwke. President Canipb 11 re.5pordeil to the uddreai of welcome. The afternoon was an execute one and the president's report was iircBtnttd. Sessions will be held tomorrow. MllV 1-lllflltH llT OC'fllll VfNNl'lM , Out.d. . At New Yorlc Arrived Westernlitnd , from Antwerp ; Wcrra , f pm Ge-noa ; Majestic , from Liverpool Sailed IMrls fur Sjuth- nmpton , Kensington , for Antwerp ; Brltan- nic , for Llvcipool. At Liverpool Arrived Teutonic. from New York. Salled-Ilhynland. for Phlladel- phla At Rotterdam Arrived Rotterdam , from New York , Sailed Spaardam , for New York At Bremen Arrlved-Stutgart , from New York , Dresden , from IJjIllmore. At Southampton Arrived Tnw > , from llremen ; St. Louis , from Nun York. At Philadelphia Arrived-Alcsla , from Hamburg. At Baltlmorc-Sallcd-Munchen , foi IJre- nicn. AJ Havre Salled-SlclliJ , for New York. MOB WANTS MURDERER'S ' LIFEv Lynching Likely to Occur Soon in a Massachusetts Town. BOOTLEGGER SHOOTS A SHERIFF DEAD IIi-Micriiilo \Voitntlril , Ciiiiturcil mill IMncc'il In .lull anil Annr > Cltl- KOIIM Thlrit for IIU , l.lfi-'x Illllllll. MANHATTAN , SI-iss. , Oct. 20. A crowd of excited cltbcns throngs the streets tonight - night In the vicinity of the county Jail , threatening summary vengeance upon the murderer of Sheriff S. 11 , Lard , who was shot down today while In the performance of olllclal duties at Leonardsvllle , twenty miles west of Manhattan * The murderer , whoso death Is demnnde-1 by the clamorous mob , Is Ike Warren , n notorious "bootlegger" o ! Leonardsvllle Sheriff Laid and a deputy arrested War ren nt Lcouardsv Ille this afternoon upon warrants swoin out by sonicof the prohibi tion people of the nlice , and when the kUHn ? occurred were on the way with him to the railway station. The deputy , who Is snld to have been drinking , carried two re volvers , ono ot which he carelessly exposed within reach of the prisoner. Warren , who was drunk , grabbed one of thcso weapons and turned It upon Sheriff Lard. He fired one bullet Into the sheriff's head and as the oIHeer fell a second bullet took effect In j the bed ) near the he-art. Warren , brciklng lo so from hla remaining captor , dashed down the street Ills flight was stopped by Danker Sparks of Lcotimlsvllle , who. hav- ) Int ; seen thn shooting ot the sheriff , dicw a and began shooting at WarrciK A ballet which took effect In the neck brought the murderer to a standstill. The shooting ciused great excitement In Leonardsvllle and the murderer might have been loughly handled but for the fact tint two ! deput ) sheriffs hurried oft with him to the depot and soon had him aboird the train bound for Manhattan Shi lift Lard died within a few minutes ai d the news of the murder vvas telegraphed j BOUND TQ GET HIM. When the train bearing the murderer arrived - , rived here at S 30 o'clock a crow-d of COO men surrounded the station. The cry of "l > nch him" was Immediately heard and the crowd gathcied in upon the prisoner. The slv. dep uty sheriffs who had Warren In custody drew their ] revolvers and threatened to shoot the first man who made a hostile move. The murderer , who was shaking with fright , was diawn to an omnibus , the six deputies Jumped In , the horses wore lashed Into a run and the relnj were not drawn until the county Jill was reached. The mob followed nnd soon surrounded the county Jail , de manding the life of the murJorcr. A Httlo ghl come Into the crowd earning a flour sack containing thirty feet of rope. She would "not say who had sent her. The crowd became still more demonstrative and finally DepuCy Sheriff Marsh came to the Jail stops and urged the citizens to allow the law to derer had been shot In the neck and vvas badly hurt and urged the crowd not to at tempt the life of a man who might die of his wounds. This seemed to quiet the crowd for a time , but It soon became known that Warren was not badl > hurt and the talk of Ijnchlng became more pronounced. At 11 o'clock tonight the town is some what quieter , but It Is reported that several secret meetings are being held with the In tention of organizing for a Ijnchlng. One story has It that no bnchlng will be attempted tonight , but that the two som ot the dead sheriff , both joung men , arc be ing urged to lead a lynching party tomor row night. Sheriff Lard was very popular throughout the cvuntj. SHOHTVGI : IN TIM : IMII-VIO CHOP. TuliiTMri - of Poor duality i < l tl 1 ! < Ill IH .siniill. NHW YORK , Oct 20 Not since 1S92 has the potato crop ot the United SUtes proved so nearly a failure , says the American Agrlcultuiist In Ita final report of the yield of 1S97. Compared with the liberal crop of ast ) car there Is an apparent falling off of nearly 30 per cent In tonnage and the quality ot the whole Is greatly deficlen * . bounty and township returns from all the leading potato growing states to this weekly newspapci show the yield of potatoes to be 17S 000,000 bushels , against 245,000,000 In ISfld , 2S6.000.000 in 1SS5 , ISo.oao.OOO In 1691 nnd only 153,000,000 In the short crop of ISO. ! . The nvciago rate of ) leld per acre Is placed nt sixty-four bushels , taking the coun. ; ry at large , against eight-six bushels In 1896 , eighty-nine In 1895 and sixty two In 1S92. I The reas-ns for disaster to the potato crop of 1S97 are about as varied as iniiltlpllcltj of causes could make them. .Standing out with more piomlnenco than any other two factors are blight and rot as a result of ex tremes of weather conditions Whllo the ) lclil In bushels Is small the quality is al most as deficient This Is tme of moit but not all states. The ciop Is best In the north west. Such portions of Canada as make a , specialty of potatoes , notably Ontario and : the maritime provinces , show a general but not serious shortage. IllSTt.INC roil THi : OONVUXI'IOV. Oiiiiihu nml the Twin CHI CM AMrr the INDIANAPOLIS , Oct , 20 , The National Association of Retail Liquor Dealers spent mcst of the da > in executive session. Re ports from state organizations were received and members eald they were very satisfac tory , showing a material Increase In numbcrw and strength of organisation. The afternoon session was consumed in the consideration of the constitution and b-lawH , which It was said would undergo some changes , The selection of the city for holding the next convention how not > et been inado. St. Paul , Minneapolis and Omaha would bo glad to bavo It and a few e ; tern cities are also willing to entertain a convention , The elec tion of officers will bo held tomorrow , At the session today resolutions of a caustic character were adopted The following ofll cers will be elected tomorrow. IH-esIdcnt , August Koehler , Orange , N. J. ; vice president , Thomas r. Laliy , Minneapolis , first vice pres ident , John r Weiss , Canton. O , secretary , Robert J. Halle , Chicago ; treasurer. Senator Clurles Schvviilckhardt , St. Louts. OrganUer , P. II. Nathan , Now Yo-k. I'nlliiiiiii'N I > 'iiiirnil. CHIC-AGO. Oct 20. It has been decided to hold tlio funeral of the late George M. Pullman - man on Saturday , October 23 , at 2 p , m. , from his late lesldt-nco. Tbo pallbearers and oiliclatlne clergy men hate cot jet beci decided upon. , ' THE BEE BULLETIN. \v > athtr rorocnst for Ni-brm-kn ( .Icntrallj Tnlrj Warmer. I'ORC. 1 KiiRliinil Oppn r4 Mniirtnrj Ciinferonio , l.iirtjcrrt .Jury still llitngR I'lro. .MimurliuM'ttx Mull Afl T n Murlcrrr. Illinois Situ nt thu iTpn Ulim , 2. Itrcmtcli-MiHirc.i Cnso Is Submittril. .1. ( JriMti-r New York MnjiirnUj ( 'niiiimlRii. Ciinfcrriu iof Ciitholli * ArclibUlinps. I. IMltnrlnl nml Ciiiiiturnt. H. Yellow I'vvcr Still t'lulum Victims. Suit fur Union Pnelllr Ac < miutllifr. ( I. CountII MlufTrf I.milt Multirl. Io u llnliiii VfU'num Choose Olllci-rs. t'lirji'iinn tto iinn Klllril In 11 Kuim\\ii.v. 7. dor I'litdion Smuilu-s ii Ui-ooril , llrottii SroriM lltiull } on V U > . Amir * In Sontli Ouiiih.i , H. Si iiHitl.iiml Turn of the Ilirllo ) Cnso. No lllRli School lloniU to lie IxKuril , t > . ItiirlliiKton 1'nrnltit ; * Sliou mi Incrciiso. SriuitorH liivrstlKiitn Seine UlxinUsnN. I.IIROOII i : riip < M It ) thi < .loll Lot Sr rr. lllei < lo Coinpinj DcfiMts tin ) De-.ilrr. lt > . Cniitmrrrlnl mill riiiiiiulnl Ntm * . ly. Sliitncil OliKH Work for Anmtt urs , Vrtrnti SolitlriV Itoll of Honor , wn.vn ir.it 'I'ciitipriitiiri | > .li Hour , Di'K. n u , in . lit ( ( n , in . I- T n. in . II S n. in . IU t n. in . ITi 10 n , in . -IS 11 n. in . r i : 11 : in . r. i A very superior qua'lty ' ot weather was served hero ngnln jcsterday. There wis sunshine all day , while the temperature was tinged with enough coolness to be bruclug It lb predicted that toda ) will bo fair and warmer. MIC i.ovs roai rim v is MTTI.IM : > . Mm- Million I'oiinilH lU-mlj < < > Mi ll. . ! ml I'll ( Mcr nt OIKT. VANCOUVER. H C , Oct 20 The steimcr Umpicss of Japan brings thu following Chl- ncpff ndv Ices. The Jntneson-Hooley sjndlcato loan of 1G- 000 000 has now been absolutely settled. On September IS the agent for the siidlc te settled the ir.Utcr with Sheng , director of rallwnjs. Of this 8,000,000 Is already In London to be handed over to the repre sentatives of the Chinese government and the balance will be paid before December 2 This sndlcate has secured the construction and flmnclng of the railroad from Shoo Show to Shang Chow , and theie are pros pect that this will Include , conjointly with the Chinese government the exploration and IYdi development of coal deposits which are known to exist in llonan It Is expected that a staff ot English engineers will arrive in China carl ) next ) ear to survey the country and carr ) out the whole scheme The loan H for fifty ) cars , after ten years of which the Chinese will commence to re pay the principal. China has a gold excitement now , the precious metal being reported to have been discovered In the Chang mountains near Tsaltln. A rush of Chinese has commenced to the fcpot. A correspondent In Corca , writing to a Shanghai paper , takes rather nn ominous view of things in that country , stating that there is no doubt that Japan and Russia arc both preparing for war in the near future Tbo Japanese are survelng the southern ccasts ot Corca , gillie the Rus sians have obtained a small Island off Tusan as a naval coaling station. They also have a naval ccallng station on Rose Island , op posite Chemulpo. The Japanese also are building barracks In Gensin that will hold 5,000 men , although they claim they are only foi 200 men , which the Russian con vention allows them to have In Gensan as well as each of the treaty ports. The Japarcae In Seoul are iiblng money quite frecl ) In older to foster an anti-Russian hpirit. The Japanese government will bu force-1 to go abroad to float a public In dustrial lean. Out of 7,000,000 ) en enl ) 3,000,000 vvas subscribed In Japan. U Is rumored In Hong Kong that 10,000 rifles hive been shipped to the Phil mine rebels from there to Shanghai As the rebels lave kept up n sort of guerrilla vvaifaie for iome months , and leccntly fought two des perate battles with the Spaniards , the state- incut Is given credence. General Yammago , e-onimandcr of the west ern headquarters , la dead , of congestion of ho brain. sn\n % iii'UT TN A COM.ISIOV nsHfiiKcr Triiln ItiniM Indi it Kri-lRhl % 1-nr On t ton , DAYTON , 0. , Oct. 20 In a head-end colli sion this afternoon between pasbengcr train No. 1 from Chicago to Cincinnati , and Height .lain No. CO , both on the Cincinnati , Hamll- : on & Daton road , two men were fatally iiuit and live persons more or less injuted. rho passenger train left the union depot hero at 1:30 : p m . thirty minutes late. By some nlsunderstandlng of orders the trains met five miles south of the city Both engines wcro wrecked and the cars badly damaged Of the 100 persons on the passenger train , all escaped death. The Injured aro- William Mathers. 20 Hartford street , Daj- ; on , engineer on the passenger train , fatally Injured , George Easton , Dayton , probably futall ) hurt. hurt.M M Bimberger , legs broken. David G. Edwards , Indianapolis , face cut. AI 0. Foitga , Daton , conductor of freight train , badly hurt. John G , Mcrs , engineer on freight , In jured by Jumping. Mrs K. C. Guy , Lima , nose broken , ribs crushed. The wrecking crow brought all the In Jure J liere , where they are being cared for. Trains are running over the Ills Tour linen , VftiT ii I'll I r of iioii-iH | , SAN KRANCISro , Oct 20-The mystprj Hiirrouiullng' the disappearance of Miss ran- nle Ilutherford , the daughter of a well known etcamboat ovncr of Minneapolis , In Juno lust linu been cleared up to n certain extent by the arrival In this city of her brother , Harry , who lrac < d her across the continent onli to find that nlie hnd iiiTiln returned east It now appotrH that Miss Rutherford eloped with Arthur LootH , nephew- n well known builnvKH man of Chicago by whom he vv.is formerly em ployed IIH an accountant. Ho WIH formerly a resident of Covlngton , Ky. , and COIIUH of a. good family , but for pome lime pant lm been n fugitive from Justice Young Until- crford , It is said , will kill LootH when they meet. MHI.IrJolin | | | l-'iirt .SiiHIInir , ST PAUL , Minn. , Oct SO-Qeorgo D Melklejohn , us ( slant neeretury of war , mil party arrived In St Paul today from Omahii nnd spent the day m Kort Snclllnu .NnrllMv I'Bli-ru rioiir Output. MINNIIAl'OLIS , Get 2J-'lhe Northwestern - ern Miller gives the Hour output lust vve"k at Minneapolis , Duluth-Superlor und Mil waukee at 425HO barrel * . SITE FOR ILLINOIS Location Selected on the Bluff Tract Neat the Nebraska Building , SCENIC OUTLOOK MAKES AN IMPRESSION Illinois Etato Commission Readily Decides After Looking Over Grounds. PLEASED WITH PKOGRESS OF EXPOSITION Members Entertained nt Luncheon find Express the Highest Satisfaction , TH1Y PROMISE AN EXClLIEUT EXII.BIT . VIxltltiK' ConiiiilNilmturii Are TnUon la lliinil li > ( UxiiOHltlou nml SiiM | > ii I I IKClt > . Twelve members of the llllno's ' Exposition commission arrived In Omaha ) ( Htcrday 6ii ! the Burlington train which arrived from Chicago at S o'clock The ) were met at lha depot by Presldi nt Wnttles and Directors Babcock , Marhel and Evans of the Trans- mlsslsslppl and International Exposition nnd escorted to the Millard hotel The party comprised Clark E Curr , prosl- de.it of the commission mil formerly United States minister to Diuimnik under the Harri son administration ; William H. Harper of Chicago chati tmn of the executive commit tee , C. E HambU'ton of Chicago , secretary of the commlrslon , John M Snith , Joseph P. Wlieadon , L O Goddud , Chicago , George W W.UI. Duquoln , Wllllnn 11 Brlnlon , Li Salle , William H Stead Ottawa , Rindolph Smith Horn , Charlis C Williams , lloopj- blon , and C. II. Kec'lor , DKon The party was accompanied by W. C Gn-gor ) of tbo Chicago Tribune and C. L Pierce of the Inter Ocean. After depositing their traveling parapher nalia at the hotel the * vlbttors weie escorted to the headquarters of the exposition In the Paxton block , where the ) were shown through the various olllces and departments , after which the olllces of the biipervlslns architects were visited. The architects , Messrs Walker and Klmbnll , showed the visitors through the draughting rooms ? , where the p'ans of the grounds nnd the various buildings were Inspected and dis cussed. The visiting commissioners ex pressed the greatest satisfaction nt the many evidences of substantial progress which were sppaicnt on eveiy hand , and took great Interest In Inspecting the drawIngs - Ings , asking many questions ot n pertinent nature and showing Insight Into the require ments of the situation The general ar rangement of the grounds ab shown by the drawings vvas heartll ) complimented , nnd a number of tlTe vlsITors confessed to a feelIng - Ing of surprl&e nt the completeness of the detail drawings and the other architectural arrangements. After halt on hour spent In this way , the members of the party mounted two tailho coaches anl were driven to The Bee ofllce , where the ofllccs of the Publicity department wcio visited and a call nude upon Manager Roscttatcr. The vlbltors were supplied with literature and were greatly Interested In ex amining the blrd's-oe drawing of the ex- pobltlon ground which was recently com pleted The Bee ollico was next visited , the visitors inspecting the mechanical department of the newspaper , after which they de scended to the fifth floor and made a brief j call upon General Copplnger , commanding t the Department of the Platto. 3 * PLEASED WITH THE GROUNDS. These formalities disposed of , the- coaches | were again mounted and a trip made to tbo grounds Distributed among the visitors on top of the coaches \vcre Directors Uabcoclc , ICIrlcendall , Reed , D\-JHS , Markcl Kllpatrlck and Llmlso ) , Mr W S. Poppleton and Architects Walker and KImball. The route was via Sixteenth street and Sherman avenue , the various points ot Interest along the wo > being pc-lnted out and Information regarding the exposition being dispensed as the occasion offered When the giounds wore reached the mem bers of the party were driven Into the main court , coming Into full view of the grand court from between tlio approaches to tha viaduct The first view of the main court presented a busy scene The sun was shln- lig brightly and the weather was all that could have been desired The bracing effect of Iho cool air seemed to make Itself felt on all dldes , nnd the large gangs of men workIng - Ing on the main buildings Ecemed to bo Im bued with the 6plrlt of energy that perme ated the atmosphere The hugo frames which , are soon to blossom forth Into dazrllng white * palaces were covered with men working llko beavers , huge timbers were being raised Into ) position nnd the snorting plledrlvers thov out clouds of KinilCau ) tlio hugo hammcifl wcro raised to administer the blows which sent tbo long pllen Into the earth , Largo gangs of men were working on eveiy hand a gang putting In watei pipes , another preparing - ( paring thu ground for anothoi main building , ' < Some men wcru making niadv.nj.s and otheia vvero working on the Incline about the la goon Scores of men weio at work unload ing thu lumber fiom the dn/ein of cam standing on the exposition tracks and hun dreds of mechanics were workingat top speed to prepare the Umbers for the hugo buildings , The visitor * partook of the entliuslaa-u which prevailed on every side. They ex pressed the gteulebt gratification at tha energy which was being displayed In bring ing aider out of duos and wcro enthualaHtls ovai thC sutlook for a magnificent archi tectural dlt ilay in the grand court. Plani of the grounds nnd papphlc'ts containing the cutH ot the main InilMln t nero examined and thus tho. visitors formed In tn"ilnds : mental pictures of the completed acme , eiy- Ing expression In no uncertain terms to tha flattering prospect for a magnificent display. PLKASED WITH BLUFF TRACT. After the fcci'iiu ftnm ihu head of the lagoon had been fully cnjocd tha cnjchea made thu iliclo of the body of water and then the bluff tract wafc visited. The brtiail valley of the Missouri wok brought Intrj < ull view from the top of tht > coaches nnd tlio visitors enjoyed tlici beautiful nlgut to the utmost , the ragged bluffs on the Iowa Mo being Hoftened by a mist ) yell of ha70 whlcli but added to thu brant ) of tha xccne. Here Iho plans of thn mound wcro agn'n ' brought Into play and the most favorable lo cation for thn Hllno'H building VVRH discussed. The mcmbeiB of thu ( ommlsslon were niost favorably Impressed with the beauty of the bluff tract uml studied the plan very carefully - fully , J Alter studying tUo utuatlou fiom djrjcr *