The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918, December 11, 1886, Image 2

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    !PHE OREGON SCOUT.
6c CnANCKY, Publishers.
UNION,
OREGON.
JX IXCIIEASE IX VEXSIOX8.
JL Keeommemlatlon In Ilehalfof the XallonaX
Grand Army.
Larenco (Mass!) special: Mnj. George
S. Morrill lias issued in bclinlf ot tho
national Grand Army pension committee,
of which ho is cliniriiiiin, a recommend
nliou ot tho' cainnitttco on pension mnt
tern tocongrenj. It will lio sent to all tho
Grand Army posts in tho country. Tho
record of tho ncrcptanco and muster-in of
tho soldier or sailor shall ho prima facio
evidence that ho was sound at that lime;
tho continuance of a pension to a widow
- or dependent relatives, whether tho pen
Blotter dies front tho effects of wounds or
diseases ns tho result of service or not; an
Increaso of pension to minor children front
$2 to $5 per month, and extending tho
limit ot ago from 10 to 18 years, and in
caso a minor child m insane, idiotic or
othcrwiso helpless tho ttonston to coiilliino
during the lifo ot said child, a ro-cuiicliuciit
I arrears laws: pensions to pnrciits if now
dependent, instead of requiring proof ot
dependence at tho time of soldiers' enlist
incnt; pensions tosurvivors 01 rebel prsons
who aro suffering from disability wiin
out prooi that said disability nroso
front said imprisonment; tho following
Hpccinl rates of pensions: To thosowho
lost both eyes, arms or legs, or an arm or
teg, or sustained disability equivalent
thereto, $100 per month; lor amputation
tit tho hip or shoulder Joint, or so near
thereto as to nrcvent wearing an artificial
limb, $50 jut month; for amputation of n
leg or arm above inu Kneo or elbow, or am
putation so near tho knee or elbow joint as
to render tho joint useless, 510 pernoutli;
lor amputation below tho Knee or elbow
S30 per month; pensions to all honorably
discharged soldiers and sailors now dis
iililcu or dependent upon their own labor
for support, or who aro 05 years of rgo,
without tn oof that such disability aroso
front tho scrvico equalization of tho
bounties paid by tho general government.
ibis would pro vido pensions for tho wid
owh, tho orphans, tho dependent pnronts,
tho prisoners ot war, tho aged, tho dis
abled, tho dependent absolutely for ovory
one except tho well and tho rich, with a
largo increaso for all snvero disabilities
Henato bill 1880 comprises substantially
tno most important ot tho above recom
mcudatioiis. It has pnescd tho senate and
is now pending in tho house.
riEirs of coxguessmex
Tilth Hffertnce to a Hevltlon of the Tariff
iMttH.
Boston dispatch: Somo weeks ago tho
Clobo sent letters ot inquiry otlcudlugilcm-
ocratic congressmen, uskitig what action
congress should take 011 tho tariff question
in tho coming session. Nearly all tho
replies favor a revision of tho present
laws, though they differ as to tho means
lty which it should ho accomplished. Fol
lowing is nn abstract of tin replies which
tho Qlobo will print to-morrow:
Congressman Collins says: "Tho nttl-
tttdo of tho majority should bo to press
boiiio Hchcmo ot reduction to tho voto
tinder operation ot the provloua question if
liossiblo."
Congressman Ilrngg, ot Wisconsin, says:
"Believing mysolf that 11 reduction ot tho
tariff Ih essential to 11 prosperity in busi
ness to tho country at large, n in in favor
of keeping it constantly to tho front until
miccess attends tho effort and a reasonable
measure of commercial freedom is ob-
-tallied."
Congressman I.ovoring writes front Wash
ington: "801110 moiisuro of rullef trout tho
erroneous taxes by a revision of tho tariff
nhottld bo given to the country at the
coming session of congress, but with a
majority of seventeen in the present houso
(as shown by its voto fast spring) against
any consideration 01 llio subject, J am not
much encouraged to look for any measure
01 practical roliel on this important ques
tion by the present congress.'1
Col. Morrison, of Illinois, says: "The
attitude ot tho majority party In tho houso
this winter towards thu tin! tf question
tdiould bo tho at tit ikId which will best
ccuru Hitch reduction, that tho taritt will
yield all tho rovonuo wo need and no more,
without removing the internal rovonuo tin
011 tobacco and Honors."
A. J. Warner, of Ohio, snys: "I think
tho majority party should favor tho tariff
on all products in the production ot which
there is competition between this and
other countries sufficient to cover the
difference in cost ot production arising out
ot the difference in tho conditions under
-which their production is carried on hem
and clsewhoro,"
Martin A. Forntt, of Ohio, behoves in a
"just, air and reasonable reduction ami
modillcatlou ot tho tariff keeping always
in view incidental protection as well as
T0VCUU0."
deviswx iii;a.innixa laxd.
I.arantio (Wyo.) apodal: Ono of tho
most Important decisions aver rendered lit
this territory was delivered to-day by Hon.
Jacob Illulr, sitting as United States judge
in tho case ot the United States vs. J. 11.
Simpson, indicted at this term of court tor
perjury on two counts. Simpson had
taken up n Inincsteiul entry in thu stato of
Wisconsin, afterward commuted It to a
cash untry, moved to this territory, en
tered a homestead here, swearing in prov
ing up that hohad never madoa homestead
entry prior to thu one made In this terri
tory. . The point involved wits whether or
not 1110 homestead entry iniulo in Wiseon-
Hin ami afterwards commuted exhausted
jus rigniH under tno homestead law. .ludgo
ltlalr instructed that Simpson's entry in
"WiBconBlu,dld not exhaust his rights under
tiiu homestead law and In re-entering In
this territory lie did not commit neriiirv.
Tltls is tho lirst tlitto thu question was ever
raised lit 1 no courts o tills territory and,
Jin far as known, the tlrst (into ever raised.
The caso has attracted much attention.
Judge lllair'ri opinion is long and exhaus
tive. Tho rights of sottlew under tho vari
ous land laws is fully discussed. Tho de
cision meets general approval. Members
ot tho bar especially osproas satisfaction.
A HAIXMLKSS CttAXK.
Cleveland dispatch: Sinco lust August,
Mm. Garlleld, wife ot tho Into president,
luts been greatly annoyed at her country
J101110 in Mentor, by the receipt ol letters ot
udvlco, etc., from u person Diguing himself
8. A. llodde. Yesterday ho appeared (or
thu second time at the Garfield farm house
mid being reflated permission to sue Mrs,
(Juiluld he cursed all tiiu members of thu
family, lie was followed from thu house
Mild later placed under arrest nt Pulnc.
villa, lloddo U thirty-eight years of ago, 11
native of Holland uud formerly lived at
Fort Wane, J mi. After an Inquest in
lunacy, thu iudiw decided thut lloddo whs
vol of MUlllcleiitly unsound mind to wurrnut
Ids Incarceration in an uvyluin, He was
eut to tho county poor houso for suta
Jtj4Bg.
T11E uxws 1'Actrta mttcr0RS'
IVhut Then Uare to Say In Iftctr Annual Ite
Hrt to the Interior Department.
The annual report ot the bonrd ot gov
ernment directors of the Union I'ncillc rail
way was made pnblic on llio 30lh by the
secretary of tho interior. During the nine
months ended Sept. 30, 188G, tho Income
of the lines forming the Union Pacific sys
tem amounted to $8,118,020, while tho ex
penditures were $5,420,092. During the
corresponding nlno months in 1S85, the in
coma amounted to 7,0(50,008, while ex
penditures wcro 55,707.830; United States
requirements for the nine months in 1880,
placed against the surplus, were $500,000,
and for tlicnlnetnoiithslul885wcre $780,
08'J; so that the balance ot surplus in the
first niucinonlliBof 1880, less United Slates
requirements, amounted to $2,188,027,
ngninst $475,282 during (lie correspond
ing period of 1885.
A corporation statement ot funded and
other debts of llie.entiro system covering a
period of twenty-one months shows rapid
improvements, llio directors say, in the
llnauclal position ot tho company. From
this statement tho following figures are
taken:
December 31. 1881. tho funded debt ot
tho system in tho hands of tho public
amonnled to $1-14,017,017; bonds of the
company in its treasury, $3,407,487;
floating debt, $3,237,007; total debt,
$151,354,231. Deducting S20.250.009.
land grant assets, there remained nt that
dato a debt 111 "xt-ess ot land assets
amounting to $122,007,332. December
31, 1885, (he slnteiucnt shows tho debt in
excess 01 land grant n pro is at that ditto
placed at $30,052,5)5!) to havo been -?1 18,
144.801. and Sentoinber 30, 1880. tho
total funded dobt is placed at $147,087,
400, with casli resources amounting to
$2,772,004, and land grant assets
amounting to $20,013,081, thus leaving
the debt ot tho company in excess of land
grunt linnets on tho latter dato of $115,-
270,505, or about $7,250,000 less than on
December 31, 1881.
The directors sn v in their report that it
must be borno In mind that the Union
I'ariile company lias' completely changed
in its character and its sources of revenue
within the Inst tew years. Jt was built as
a transcontinental lino and expected to do
rlyo its support principally front trans
continental business, hut that busi
ness hits recently been so divided
by tho completion ot competing
lines, ot which thero, aro now six,
that it furnishes lint 7)4 per cent of th
road's revenue. Llko all tho other great
railroads ot t lie west, the Union Pacific
must in future look almost entirely to the
development of its local business for its
principal revenue. Jt must occupy and
develop promptly llio territory naturally
tributary to its trunk line, or see this
taken possession of by rival lines and bo
lett without business enough to support its
main stems, its rival Hues are alert, rich
and enterprising and ato iintrnmmolcd in
their ability to raiso liiuils, give guarantees
and construct, buy or lease other roads.
It will be for the best interests of tiiu gov
ernment, tho director in this connection
add, ami greatly nromoto tho growth and
development of tho territory served by the
Union Pacific to have the government
place tills road in 1111 ouuully favornblo
position, and 11 number ot additional
lines should be undertaken at nn
early day in order to tcscrvo to the
main lino its duo proportion ot
tcriitory. Tho directors, in discussing
the vnrious propositions that havo been
made for tho settlement ot tho imlohtcd
ness to the government, say that sinco sub
milling their last report In .litiiuary, 1880,
t ho condition ot tho lines hnvo changed
inly for tho hotter. Tho Hunting debts
havo been entirely paid nil, the bonded
debt reduced and about 100 tulles of new
and valuable feeders have been built. Tho
property ns a whole is otgreat and increas
iug value. Criticisms upon tho value ot
any ol its branch lines, considered ns hide
pendent, roads, are ' misleading, and it
should also be borne in mind, they say,
that in a few years tho falling due ot tho 0,
7 and 8 per rent bonds in very largo
amounts will afford opportunities to effect
a very important saving In interest In
itio Issttoot now bonds at a much lower
rate.
Should the government, in any event, as
ttiimo ow nershlp ot the system it could
easily take tip all outstanding bonds with
11 3 per cent government bond, which
would reduce tho llxed charges more
than ouo-liiilf. It seems, therefore,
to tho government directors beyond
11113' reiiHouablo question that the
hecurity which tho government will havo
for its debt is abundantly sulllcient. They
therefore recommend tho passage ot tho
bill now ponding in c ingress uuiiulmously
leiiorteil bv the house eonimitte on Paeillc
railways, which provides for tho liuiil ml
. . . . . . .
jusliiient of tho debt in seventy years ot
1,007,000 a year in somi-aunuiil pay
ments.
In closing their report the board ot
directors express trust in tho imrnoso and
innrlu-d ability ot tho present managers 01
the present company, whatever the former
inanagouient was, or what cave rise to a
lack of coulideuce and friendliness to it,
and they think It high time in the interest
of a right understanding by the govern
iiieut so important to the right handling
nl the important interest in the company
to draw tho lino at the present mnniuic-
meiit mid present ownership. Its manage
meat now U hoiii-at, economic and able.
And thoso fads they say entitle it to ho
dealt with without prejudice or disfavor.
ill! H AS WEAK FlXAXLTAIJ.r.
Chicago special: Fred. A. Hill, tho phe
nomenal grain plunger, who used to stand
in the wheat pit and sell 2,000,000 bushels
ot wheat as nonchalantly as licum or
Cuduliy or Armour might, hnqo done, hits
disappeared from view. His disappear
ance wtts marked, for there were 11 hun
dred people looking for him. For days
ami days ho has stood in tho wheat pit
and sold all tho wheat that anybody want
ed to buy. It dlil not make any dilleronco
whether it was 100,000 bushels, or 500,-
000 or 1,500,000. lio Idled the bulls up
solid, substantial bulls who hud 11101103' to
pay for what they bought, esleitlay
wheat wont up 2 cents u bushel. Hill is
supposed to have boon short about 1,000,-
(too bushels. "Calls" on which ho hud ro
lled heretofore ho was without and so ho
went broke. It Is presumed that the $20,
000 or so which ho had was wiped out in
the advance ot yesterday. Olllchil notice
was given from the callorv before tho oneu-
ing this morning to rlosh out all his open
trades. Hill's failure temporarily closes
tho most remarkable career ot this long
season of depres-tl'iu. Ho was everywhere
suspected ot being weak financially, ami
numbers 01 conservative operators re
fused cither to trade with him at all or
limited their business with him to small
figures, yet ho onculv operated on a hireer
scale than any other person In tiiu wheat
pu, ami lor (lays ami days, protected by
jiuts and calls, actually controlled tho
price ol wheat for this region by soiling
millions of wind to nil who desired to buy.
Somo bailiffs at LUtowrl, Ireland, seized a
uutuberf cattle iu an action for rent A mob
of four hundred men Interfered, aud tho police
aMiaioti uie uaiiurn. inoniou was dltiteriicd
by bayonets ami batont. after several of iu
member had been wounded.
Xo reciprocity treaty iliould be ratlflcA
which doc not coctalu a clauto lurrcuderlug
WlgB'n. Jlurtwgton Frt J'rtu.
BTituaa) am) hoycotts.
Oco-.w bays Xt is -Vol by Xltclt- Use Utnt
Tntklwjinen Can P-'.n0 Thetr BlahU.
New Haven dispatch: Carll'sopora house
was crowded to Its utmost capacity to
night, thu occasion being the grand rally of
the "united labor party, and tho presence
of Henry Oeorgo ot Xew York, tho principal
speaker ot the evening. Uriel speeches were
made by P. J. Lynch, tho labor candidate
for innyor of Xcw Haven, and Henry C.
Baldwin, ot Xiiugnttick, the well-known ex
groenbneker. Henry Goorgo was then in
troduced and attcr tho applause had sub-
Hided, Mr. George stepped to tho front ot
the platform and said:
"Ladles and Gentlemen: I thank you
for this reception. Men of Xcw Haven, I
came here from Xow York to bid you God
speed in this movement. You nro taking
tho only right wny to purity the ballot.
do not know whether you can elect our
candidates, and I don't care. Success docs
not mean the filling of no oihcc. We did
not, meet witli success in our late election
In X'ew York, but wo accomplished a work
tho news ot which has traveled all
over tho laud. Public opinion in
the long run will rule. Our politics havo
become corrupt because principle has gono
out of them. The last national election
turned 011a (mention of personal character.
Think ot It 11 nation ot 00,000,000 of
people haggling over tho personal character
fit two rival candidates. The work ot tho
republican party is done; black slavery is
abolished. Itnt the crusndo now begun is a
crusade for emancipation ot all mankind,
both white and black. At last the labor
ing musses nil over tho country aro organ
izing. Strikes nnd boycotts, to my mind,
aiolike swords and rilles, they nre ugly
weapons and although it may bo necessary
in nonie instances to resort to them, it is
not by the uso ot cither thu workingnicu
can secure their rights. Ail over tho coun
try 11 great awakening ol minds lias been
going on, but tlieso thoughts have been
crude until recently, when they have began
to ci.vstulizo. The real heart of the labor
question lies in the land question. Your
candidate for mayor has told you that for
over thirty years lie has earned his bread
by the sweat of his brow. There wtts somo
iipphtuso, but it was limited. Men do not
applaud thoso who earn their living in
Hint way. The good things ot life, tho
riches and amusoments, are not for work
tnguien. It is not natural for men to
like work. I never saw men looking for
work becnuso they liked work, and yet
we havo iniisnivo protective laws to keep
work in the country. Wo aro building im
monso ships of war that wo do not want
nnd wo aro told that wo may need them
sometime, and at any ruto "work is fur
nished for thousands. Well, if wo burned
up houses, wo would furnish men work
rebuilding them. Xo man has 11 right to
demand work 01 another. !o man has
right to say to another that lie must or
must not employ a certain man. What
we must do is to produce a condition of
things mat win inruisli an opportunity lor
nil to work. Unr civilization now docs
not give this. It absolutely denies it. W
have abolished slavery and boast of oilr
splendid country, when tramps abound
ami tho alms houses aro full. 1 was read
lag to-night of a new alms houso that was
being constructed in a western city.
this house is to bo a tramps' room, which
is to tie constructed so that it can bo Idle
with water and tho tramps forced to pump
It out 01-drown. What is a tramp? Ho is
an American citizen: lie will not work and
ho will vote, and tho rich man who runs
for ofllco will buy his vote. It is tho ver.
rich and tho very poor ninn wo fear. Whnt
a ridiculous thing it is to tax houses. Are
there too many houses in this country?
Iteforring to Ids well-known principle Unit
taxation should rail upon laud values and
that no individual should own land to tho
exclusion of a community's right tlieroiu
Mr. George continued:
"What right havo thoso who are dead in
land on lids continent? About as much
right as a man who has loft a railroad has
in tho car that speeds on its way. If
want to buy a vacant lot in Now York
nut obliged to pay part ot my earnings to
somo rich man becnuso thu will ot somo
dead Kuglish king, who uover set 11 foot in
tills country, says so. What foolishness
You enter a railroad car, and you find all
the seats filled with bundles. You attempt
to sit, down and you aro told tho sent is
engaged. 011 ask how it canio to be en
gaged, and you aro told it was bought
Irom the poison that alighted at thostu
Hon. There is just us much sonso in the
cat- illustration as there is ot selling of laud
lor molding purposes.
"There ought to be no such thing as star
vation when the greatgranaries aro all full
The great Creator has put enough in this
world for all. Kqunlity of opportunity is
what is needed, Justice is what wo want
"What you aro doing in tills election is to
elovato principles. J hone 110 truo demo-
crnt or republican will fail to voto for your
labor candidates. It you cannot elect
them, como an near as 3-011 can. Your in
lluence will bo exerted for tho good men ot
ew Haven, and doyour duty and lot it go
lortli to the world thatl onuocticut is wnk-
ing up to tho cause of labor.
A Til K.1R.V ntll'S UiAV.
Xew ork dispatch: A man named Wii
ham Kurt jumped into -the river front
ltrooklyn bridge about 1:40 o'clock this
afternoon. An 03-0 witness, who was 011
tho Dover street pier, said to a reporter.
"I was looking up at tho bridge and saw
11 man gut over tho railing next to the
lamp post outside the Xew York tower,
Ho clung to the rail for a minute and then
let go. Ho turned two somersaults in tho
air and fell on his back iu tho water aud
disappeared at onco. Tho water seemed to
suck him in and tho spray splashed up
several feet in tho nir. Very few people
were on the bridge nt the t mo. but several
hundred gathered in 11 few moments aud
there was great excitement. Tho captain
of the lighter steamed out and picked up
Jvtirx w ho had been under the water about
live minutes. When picked up ho was
frothing at the mouth nnd too exhausted
to speak. His fare had a yellow look and
ins eyeH were glassy and vacant in ex
pression. When the lighter readied tho
wharf Kurr was placed iu an express
wagon aud taken to the Ui ambers street
hospital. He told tho olllcer in charge of
the police station to where he was lirst
taken that ho wanted to commit suicide
lie complained of a pain in his head ami
began to rave. At thu hospital he was
lotiiui to imsuiiering irom the shock of the
concussion. It Is thought ho will rccovnr.
lieu usked his reason tor tho pimp he re.
plied: "1 wish 1 was dead."
oicriiioMA to 111: o vexed.
Rr.n Foht, I. T.,Xor. Sa-Csptaln Haifa of
uie Mini cavalry camo In last evening fiom
Sac anil Fox agency and the southwest, where
he has been moving; Oklahoma Ikxiiiicm oft
forbidden lands, llo statei that the Indian
department has concluded to locate the
Comanche, Clieycniies, Arapahoe, Kcwance
aud thu Wichita east of the nliielv.Hlihtl,
decree of longitude, which embraces Okla
noma. This, will settle that part of the
country a belny open to white settlement
Chicago capitalists hnvo commissioned
Mr. 1, T, Nicholson to draw designs for an
other live stock wnrehouso at the union
stock yards ut Oiimltn. It is estimated
that tho enterprise will cost $175,000.
BnilOVDED LX MXSTERY.
ChavltM Springer the Victim, but the Atfajsln
3Iay Xerer be ICnoicn.
Kixsas Citt, Mo., Nor. 25. The Tima
says: A murder that promises to be as mys
terious as the celebrated Conway murder case
was perpetrated In "Curly'slacc," a saloon
on Lydla avenue, between Fourth and Fifth
streets between 11 o'clock and midnight last
night. Charles Springer, tho bartender, was
the victim, but who the assassin Is may, front
the peculiar circumstances ot the case, never
be known. Tho story of the murder is given
herewith:
. At about midnight Lewis Shane, alias Curly,
the proprietor ot the saloon, who had been to
the clgarmakcrs-ball at the Casino, drove up
to the saloon In Landis hack Xo. 1U7 with his
little daughter. He entered the saloon aud
iounu nn 01a man named rrcil curclllti?, an
assistant In the saloon, asleep behind the
stove. Xot seeing Springer Mr. Slmue
aroused Curcllius and akcd him where
Charley, meaning Springer, was. The
old man looked around and replied
"I guess he has cone out." Mr. Shane then
went behind the bar and saw Springer
eircicneu oui on tne noor, wun 1113 Drains ooz
ing from n bullet wound In his head. Leaving
his little daughter, Mr. Shane ran out of the
faiooii anil called to U10 back driver to call
for the police stating that Charley was dead.
.Mr. Biiane nimscii ran down to Kchoc's sa
loon at the corner ot Fifth and Lydla, about
0J feet dHtant, and bursting In U)kui a crowd
of men w ho wcro engaged in a rallle horrified
tuetn oy cxciaimtug, "tor liod's sake tele
phone for the police, Charley Is killed." WII
nam manic teiepnoned to Uie central police
station, and Xo, 1 patrol wagon with Rounds
man Grlflhi, Police Sunrcon Wood and fcevc'
ral other jxillccmen on hoard was at Uc scene
of the murder n few moments later.
The patrol wagon left the central station at
nciwecn jsua ami o'clock, it went at
the full speed of thu horses and arrived at
Curly's place within live minutes from tho
time it started. Surgeon Wood found Springer
where he had fallen. The heart was still pal
pitating iiiinuy, and tne body was still warm,
In Dr. Wood's opinion lie could not have been
shot over thirty minutes after he examined
the body. There was a bullet wound on the
left side of tho head about two Inches
back ot the forehead, and the bullet had
ranged downward and backward toward
tne ear. Under the bar was a tfJ-caliher revol
ver which Houndsman Grillln examined and
found had not been loaded for somo time
The body was lying doubled up back of the
bar wliero It hod fallen. It was removed to
the central station and thence to tho morgue.
Police SlirL'eon Wood, with tlin enslininrv
presence of mind, took tho precaution to take
most of the !miortaut witnesses to the central
station, and from them the facts which rend -rs
the murder such a mysterious ono were asccr
tallied.
There had been a rafllc at "Curlv's nlacc.
where Springer was murdered, as well as at
Kchoc's. One witness states that ho left
Curly's at about 11 o'clock and a number of
men were still there whose names ho did not
Know. At about vj o'ciocic .Mr. thane, or
"Curlcy," discovered tho old man Curcllius
sleeping behind the stove and Sprlii'rer mur
dered behind the bar. Curcllius stated that
ho was sleeping most of the night, heard no
pistol shot and knew nothing of the murder
till Mr. Shane woke him up. Mr. Shane states
thut no found empty glasses and a
whisky bottlo etandiug on the counter
as If Sprinccr had set them out to
give some one" a drink. Suspicion naturally
points to 0111 man uurcinus, nut it only needs
a talk with him to convinco anyone that he.
as he claims, was asleep. He Is u simple, half
witted nut man, wno was employed to stay
around tho saloon at night and relieve Springer
if necessary. He says there were still several
persons in 1110 caioou wnen 110 went usieep.
Ills! appa rent simplicity, his entire lack ol
motive and his straight story seems to excul
pato hint. Hcsldes, the fact of the empty
glasses, apparently set out fur somo one to
take a drink, which was never taken, the fact
that the wound In Snrlncrer's head showed
that ho was shot while stooping seems to in
dicate that the murderer was somo one who
came In nnd ordered 11 drink anil while Sprln
gcr wns stooping bade ol the bar to get out a
water pitcher or something elsj the person shot
him over the bar nnd escaped. What tho mo
tive was Is n mystery. Xo one hi the vicinity
heard the shot and the old man was not
awakened. 1 ho murder must have been com
mitted between sometime nftcr 11 o'clock and
midnight, ns one witness left several men in
the saloon nt 11 o'clock, and tho body was dis
covered before midnight. luo bullet was
shot from Si caliber revolver.
MISCELLAXEOUS XEH'S XOTES.
Calvin Patterson, a brlckmaker, was killed
by the Lexington branch train on the Missouri
Pacific Tuesday morning at the Pleasant street
crossing hi Independence, Mo. The body was
terribly mangled, several limbs being torn ofr,
the head nearly separated from the' body and
the brains scattered for some distance along
inu iracK.
The directors of the Atchison, Topcka and
Santa Fe road are carefully considering the
scheme of extending northward to Chicago.
Thu surveyed routes range from 430 to 400
miles tho bonds to he issued will run fifty
years at o per ceut.
David Fender, of Clinch county, Georgia,
who recently died at the age of 100, made his
collln of pitch-pine before the outbreak of the
re uei 1 1011 una preserved it uutu bis dcatu.
The South Pittsburgh Railway and Iron com
pany Is about to issue stock and bonds of
$1,000,000 each to purchase 27,000 acres of
lauu m noriuwesicru Alabama.
Charles 0. Ferris, the bogus TIchhorne
claimant, is about to bo taken from Xew York
to San rrnndseo by a deputy marshal to an
swer 1111 Indictment, for inuUliig faUe allldavlt
to secure a pension.
Alfred Eubnuks, who died thirty years ago
nt Madison, Georgia, left n plantation valued
nt $20,000. Eight brothers who claimed the
property have ever since kept up litigation.
l nree survivors have just been paid eacn,
uie rest uavitig gono to lawyers.
iicorgo K. .McNeill, chairman 01 an assem
bly of Kulglits of Labor In Boston, offer to
run for mayor on a pledge of seven thousand
votes, jicnrv ueorgo wm canvass tno city
yhen tho signatures shall have been obtained.
The strike of cotton operatives at Ghent,
lieigium, lias produced Intense excitement.
1 tip stukers are not permitted to hold a dem
onstration; tho master have asked the com
munal council for protection, aud regular
iiuous are hem 111 readiness tor service.
HELD WITHOUT HAIL.
Crest on special: The coroner's jury re
turned a verdict that Nelson, Hogue camo
to his dentil from a gun-shot wound in
flicted by A. S. Hughes, with felonious in
tent, and recommended thnt he bo held for
murder without bail. Tho funeral of Nel
son Hogue took place from St. Mnlnchy'a
Catholic church this morning, tho Rev. Ste
phen Lynn, 0. S. B., officiating. Thero wns
a large attendance nt the church and along
funeral cortege followed the remains to
their lust resting place. Mr. Hoguo was a
good heurledniid popular man. and his un
timely ami tragic death is deeply deplored
by nil classes ot citizens. His widow and
children have the sympathy ot the commu
nity in their terrible bereavement. Yester
day wns a sad Thanksgiving, not only to
tho widow and fatherless family ot Mr.
Hogue. but to tho murderer's fum lv as
well. Hughes' wife is an estimable woman.
ami ho has f iur chddieu, tho youngest an
infant, who by reason of their father's tor-
nuie irinie, nro deprived of support, and,
in a measure, ot tho public svniimthv. Th
family of tho murderer aro greatly to be
pitied iu their nulleringi from an net for
iilch they wero in no wise responsible.
The Mlselsslppl penitentiary and one tbous-
nd convicts arc about to bo transferred for six
jear. to the Gulf and Ship Inland railroad
compauy,fort20,(XJrwauilumandexpeuica.
LATEST FROM JIM CVMMIXQS.
lie Glrct llhnsef Deail Atray In a Letter to a
Mobertu Man.
Moberly (Mo.) special: The Daily Head
light, of thin city, to day received a letter
from Jim Cummlngs which has excited n
good dent of Interest lit police circles, and
may possibly afford a clue by which the
robbers of the Adams express company
may be traced and detected. The letter
enme through the mails in the regular way,
reaching here at noon on the Wabash train
from the west, the envelope, n common
one, nddressed in open backhnnd, "Editor
Headlight, Moberly, Mo." It was post
marked at Council Bluffs. lit., November
24, 8:30 p. 111., both the post mark and
the stamp cancellation evidently being
genuine postoflico work. The letter is
written upon a sheet of noto paper, legal
fold. Tho penmanship is the same open
backhand seen in the letters to tho St.
Louis tinners nnd shows in the circulars
sent out b- the express company and tho
detective association. It rend as follows
"Omaha, Neb., Nov. 22, 1880,
"To the Editor ot the Hendlight:
"I was inyour city on the 4th of Septem
ber, and I guess thnt Jim Black well twill
recollect my visit there to the tune ot $120,
When I get things straightened out I will
send him the amount, as I only took it, as
a loan. If. lint had known that I wns tho
original Jim Cummlngs that was to do up
Fothcringhntu ho would not hnvo taken so
much stock in mo. I needed some money
to got the thing-) rendy for tho robbery of
the express company, (live my regards to
llio old bloke, Kiely, nnd tell him if ho had
had any wealth with him that night I
would have borrowed it from him. But I
don't need any now, as I have just got
S52.500 of tho express cnmpnny'D money
left, having spent S500 since I wrote the
Globe-Deinocrnt. Holy smoke! but I am
having a good time! Tell Kiely I will yet
semi bun a race horse that can bent any
thing in the west outside of Corrigan's sta
hies, lours. Jim Cummixos."
Xow conies a h!stor3" ot events thnt give
Importance to the above.
On tho 4th of September hist, three days
beloro tho opening 01 the .Moberly lair,
there camo to the Merchants hotel iu this
city three suspicious looking men who gave
their names' respectively as Itiley, Byan
and Wilson. Itiley approached tho land
lord, James J. Blackwell, and protessed to
Know mm, saying that he bad stopped
with him when ho kept hotel at Slater,
Mo., and alluded to some incidents which
satisfied Blackwell that the story was
true. They professed to have a lot of
horses'nt t lie Moberly fair grounds which
could beat anything in tho west except
Corrigan's, and proposed to give Black-
well pointers, so lie could win a large sum
of money on the races during tho fair.
'i.lio3' were genial fellows, and soon mgrati
atcd themselves thoroughly into tho good
grace ot the landlord and the horsemen
who mado hendniinrlcrs about the hotel
They spent money freelv- at tho bar, and
could talk horse with tho most experienced
jockoy. During tho evening Itiley stated
that ho wns about out of change, nnd
asked Blackwell to cash 11 $10 chock on tho
Lxchange bank. Ho wrote tho check
aud received tho 11101163-. This they
also spent in treating and finally pot
tho landlord well under tho 111
lluence 01 Honors. i;iinng the evening
.Marshal Lynch Intel noticed tho trio in a
crowd on tho street nnd had spotted them
ns crooks. He followed them to tho hotel,
and seeing Kiley 111 closo conversation with
Blackwell asked tho bartender who they
were. Tho bartender replied: "Oh, lie is
nn old acquaintance wiio has horses hero
for tho hair." This iillncd the suspicion of
tho marshal nnd ho wont nwny. Beforo
midnight t ho jolly horseman got Blackwell
out tor a quiet tnlk on some beer kegs nenr
the back door 01 tho barroom. Here ho
becamo unconscious and when he awoko
his friends hud disappeared and likewiso
S120, which ho had placed in his pocket
Immediately attcr securing Biackwell'a
11101103- Ilitey entered tho hotel ollice by tho
Iront door and approaching the clerk ol-
fored tho $10 nnd tho checks which had
been laid iu tho safe to await tho opening
01 the bnnk next dnj Kiloy then ilisai,
tieared and neither ho nor his associates
havo been seen hero since.
Now, when the descriptions wero pub
lislied of tho express robbers at St. Louis,
Jlluckwcll at once recognized them as tho
confidence men, Bile3 Itynn and Wilson,
who had lleeced 111111 out 01 his 11101103-. Ho
mentioned it to the chief ot police, mid he
also statei that the description is tho
same, Bile3- corresponding to Jim Cum
tilings, while Wilson and Itynn represent
respective- Xo. 1 and Xo. 2 of his suppose
assailants.
It is also remembered distinctly that tho
check wns written in the snmo backhand
w hicli characterized tho letters to tho St
Louis papers and to tho Daily Headlight,
and it is hoped thnt this link in tho chain
01 evidence may result 111 locating tho ex.
press robbers.
The man Kiely alluded to is John Kiely,
a painter, 01 this iny and an cxcollent gen
tlotuan, but somen hat nddicted to drink.
and they wero vcr3- sociul with him while
nerc.
COXSUr.Alt SA I. A HIES.
Wnshlncton special: If the foreign af
fairs committee lias followed the sugges
tions of the state department iu the prep
aration of the diplomatic and consular ap
propriation bills, somo revolutionary
changes will bo made iu tho service, thut is
if tho bill passes. Tho Chinese- mission is
clovated to the lirst rank with London,
Paris, Berlin nnd St. Petersburg. Belgium
nnd the Argentine llepublh- i.ro raised to
third-class missions, at 10,000, and tho
sslnry of tho minister resident and consul
general to Corea !s doubled. Secretaries of
legal Inn are furnished to all embassies
which liave not nt iii-i-sent that useful at)
nendnce. nnd iu addition four secretaries ot
locution at Inrze are provided for. Xearly
nil the consulates below SO.000 nre in
creased front 5500 to $1,500 per annum
each. The consulates of class 7 at $1,000
are transferred bodily to class 5 at $2,000,
nnd iu compliance with Senator Beck s
amendment to the last appropriation
bill, estimates are submitted lor nxeii
salaries for a largo number ol commercial
agents, consuls and consular agents now
nuld bv fees. The now snluried officers,
this proposed number thirty-tour in the
Itrilisu nonunion", on-iio in ici lining ,
In Prance, six in Spain nnd ten in other
countries, at salaries ranging from
SI. 500 up to 52,500. There are no con
sular salaries below $1,500 hi the whols
schedule,
Under the present law there nre twenty
$1,000 consulships, 'a lie entire appropria
tion suggested by the estimate amount to
51,034,000, against $1,350,000 under ex
isting laws.
A TERHIBLE TRAGEDY.
Loulsvillo dispatch: A Times specinl
nys: A report bus reached Williamsburg,
Ky., that the Poo family, thought to havo
been destroyed by fire iu Knox county a
month ago, wero murdered by Xelghbor
and Ids concubine, whom the Poes had
blighted. The ten-yenr-old sou of Xoiglibor
says tho father cut the throats ot each of
eight people whilo Uwy slept and that his
mother drugged tho bodies to the middle of
the room nnd Bet them on tire. On tho
boy's statement arrests and investigation
followed nnd urtlcies belonging to the Poe
family wcro found i it tho house of tho bus-
3 l"Tu ,r ov l.rBourbon
ofrif. In Bourbon
IT
SOME WASIIIXaTOX 20SSIT.
Admiral Porter 1ms submitted to the
secretary of the niivy a report and sug
gestions for promoting tho clllciency of the
nnv3. Ho considers tho question of homo
defense ot vastly more Importance thiiu
thnn tiny other connected with tho subject.
Tho navy requires a vessel of 0,000 to
S.000 tons nnd nineteen nnd a half knots,
ono ot 5,000 tons nnd nineteen knots nnd
one of 3,000 tons nnd eighteen knots.
Every j-cnr three or four tlouble-turrettctl
monitors should be constructed whether
nn3 cruisers ho built or not. The admiral
is in favor of tho government encouraging
the private ship yards of the country uud
ndvocntes permanent iron ship-building
yards.
Tho compilation of tho congressional
committee reports, prepared by thentithor
It3 of congress nnd under tho direction ot
Mnjor T. II. McKee, wero ready on tho 29th
for inspection 113- Senator Manderson, tho
chairman, nnd other members of tho print
ing committee. Thu compilation oil the
part of the house consists of 355 volumes,
of which ninct3'-threo nro devoted to tho
reports ot select committees and 242 to
tho rcgulnr standing committees. Tho
work begins with the Fourteenth congress,
ns the burning of tho capitol by the British
in llio war of 1812-15 destroyed the con
gressional reports and documents prior to
that period.
The president appointed TlioninH F.
Ashby, of Itivcrton, Neb., register ot tho
hind ofllco nt Bloomingtoii, vice Simon W.
Switzer, resigned.
Acting Suhoeon Gknehal B.ixrint ot the
army has submitted his nnnunl report to
the secretary of war. The report shows for
the arni3- a 3'ear of exceptional freedom
from disease, although it has been ono oT
unusual hardships and nctivity for tlto
troops stationed on the southwestern
frontier. Tho men ot Irish birth annulled
the highest inortaliiy rate, English stood
noxt and Germans third.
General StirKiti.Ti:.i)i:.VT Kimbam., in
his annual report, presents n very interest
ing account of tho operations of tho bureau
during tho last fiscal 3-ear. At tho closo of
thoyonrtho lifo saving establishment em
braced 211 stations, 105 being on tho
Atlantic. 3S on the lakes, 7 on the Pacific
nnd 1 at the fulls of the Ohio at Louisville.
Tho number of tho disasters to vcsscU
within tho field ot station operations du
ring the 3-ear was 322. Thero were on,
board these vessels 2,720 persons, of
whom 2,099 wcro saved, and 27 IobI. The-
number of shipwrecked persona who re
ceived succor at tho station-) was S07,
and to whom 2,000 days of relief in the
nggrognto was offered. The estimated value
of tho vessels involved in tho disasters wns
54,228.320, and that of their cargoes $2,
073,805, making tho value of the propertj
imperiled $G,502,135. Of this amount 5,
073,078 was saved, and $1,420,057 lost.
Tho number of vessels totnllj' lost was SS.
Suit. Belt,, ot the foreign mail ofllco re
ports a dispatch from tho postmaster gen
eral ot Belgium, informing the department
that tho United States mail for Russia,
whilo passing through that country last
niglrt was robbed of 141 registered pack
ages. Tins is behoved to havo been tho
mail that left Xow York on tho 17th on
the steamer Elder and lett London for St.
Petersburg on tho 20th.
A.AltVlUST ASSASSIXS.
Chicago, Iu,., Nov. 23. Thursday night
Harry Gilmer, the witness who gave evidence
at the recent trial of the anarchists directly
Implicating Spies and Schwab In the throwing
of the hay market bomb, was shot at while on
the threshold of his home, and tbo bullet
passed between his legs, lodging in the bot
tom of the door. Thu shot was llrnd at a dis
tance of less than ten feet, and the assassin's
precipitancy was the only thing that saved the
ui.eii's inc.
Thanksgiving. Gilmer had been down town.
and had seen the bulletins in the newspaper
offices to the effect that n Miperscdeas had
been granted the anarchists, and freely de
nounced the action of the judge. He thinks
he must have been followed home b some an
archist sympathizer who was iu thu crowds
surrounding the bulletin boards ami over
heard his remarks. As he stooped to put tho
key in the outer door he heard 11 cliclc. as If '
some one was opeulng the gate. He straight
ened up, and at the same Instant he heard the
report of a pistol almost at the back of his
head, and tllen he saw the groove plowed iu
the door bv the bullet. As lie turned ho s.w
a man ilasu donn the 11 1 ley, it 11 d immediately
gave chase, revolver fu hand. Tho cartridge
did not explode, although several attempts to
shoot were made by him. The attempted as
sassin llually escaped.
Gen. Sheridan's Llttlo Joke.
Gen. Sheridan is something of a wag. Ho
3oea not often let his sense of humor appear
(n hU official action, but the other day he ap
parently was unable to resist the temptation
to indulge in a dry military Joke at the expense
of the philanthropist of the east. The question
having arisen us to what the war department
should do with tho Apache cutthroats who
were m.ide prisoners of war by Gen. Miles, the
lieutenant general commanding the army said
he thought this would be a good chance to let
the friends of poor Lo, who are so much op
posed to placing hint under tho control of tin
army, become more Intimately acquainted
with him. 1 fancy, writes Doun I'iatt In The
istilnntoH Ciuiital, ho must have had Siiia-
tor Dawes and somo of my Boston fi lends par
ticularly 111 mind, for hogravtfi ' recommended
to Secretary Ludlcott that fltrotilnto and Ids
ns4M-intiw hhntllil hi, lirnv-.ilil vrlth .1 litvirillnn
,u:l0e j nie vielnllv of iJoston. aud he sug
gsted that Fort Warren would he a good
place for them. The genial secretary did not
see the joke at first, and so he proceeded to in
quire of the officers having especial charge ot
the fortifications In Boston harbor in regard
to t ho accommodations for the Indians from
Arizona which could be found there. He soon
learned that it would he Impracticable to keep
them in tho casements of any of the forts, and
that the only plaeo to put them would he In
some wooden buildings otitlde of Fort War
ren. It was then suggested to him by one of
his military ndvUcrs that It this wcro donn
some eiitcrprlslug mauager ot a dime museum
in In lit come along In a rouboat, get hold of
(iclftulmo and his companions, and exhibit
them to the eager public at 10 cents a head.
When the i-ubicct was fully Investigated It
whs found that the Boston forts would uot do
at all, while there were other posts tin t would
fnrnUli Minnie teciirltv. Fort Pickens, 'r. Flor
ida, seemed to be an Ideal place for them, as
there Is no .po.-MUlilty of their oeape from
that locality. Gradually It liegan to dawu ou
the high official mind that lieu. Sheridan was
having a little fuu st the excnse of the Iu-illait-lovers,
and so tho tribe of scalpers front
the southwest will not become residents of
.Massachusetts at present. But for a day or
two it looked very much as If they would be
tuus disposed of by the war department.
Baldwin Gardiner, president of tho Pacific
stock board at Sau Francisco, has dlsapiwared.
He owes fcWO.OOO. inalulv to customer.
Bam Meyeus. living near GIencoo,Miau a
horso valued at $200 so badly cut iu a
barb wire fence- that It la thought it cannot
recover.