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. Sncal: thieves are operating- in and
Irs Roscoe Dean, an old settler of
Cass coanty, died hist week.
- A Mr. Barrows of Hansen lost the
hot part of three lingers in a machine
for cutting' fodder.
l ire in Omaha destroyed the Expo
sition building and the Virst Baptist
church. Loss over SIOO.OOO.
He v. Kemsbergof Beatrice has ac
cepted a call to a church in Omaha.
He iias been in Beatrice seven years.
The State Bee Keepers' association
mecti at the opera house in Auburn,
Tuesday. December 4, and holds two
.Mrs. Wolcott of Weeping Water
while cleaning her teeth let the brush
slip and tore out a moler, root and
I.ynus Knight, a well-known resi
dent of Beatrice, was severely injured
by being kicked by a horse breaking
The Shelton Clipper thinks those
who are unable to help the destitute
can at least speak kindly to them, and
that is MHiie help.
(in the departure'of C. W. Walthers
and family from hutton resolutions of
esteem and confidence were passed by
ihe iucal G. A. J I. and relief corps.
The York County Farmers" instituto
will be held in York December IS, lH'Jl.
An extensive? program will be rendered
and a good attendance is expected.
The proposition to pay a bounty on
wolf trains, catamount tails, mountain
lions, f-oyottes and wildcats, carried in
Dixon county by a majority of 2SS.
in the federal court at Omaha C.
H. Thompson was found guilty of hav
ing in his possession postage stamps
.stolen from the postmaster at Platte
A relief commission has been or
ganized at Oxford to work in conjunc
tion with the state association for the
relief of the drouth sufferers of that
The new plow factory at Nebraska
City is assuming shape rapidly. The
work of placing the machinery will be
commenced as soon as the buildings are
sunaha decreases the charity list
greatly by offering work to all who
ash for aid. There are plenty of peo
ple who don't want any help if hey
have to work for it.
The government postotlice building
in 1'rc-mont has been completed, with
ttie exception of furniture and gas fix
tures. It will probably be ready for
occupancy about January 1st.
'Ihe Ifi-year-old son of William
.lame.--. living near Elmwood, died very
Mjodenly last Friday. The boy was
lakt-n with a spell of vomiting and died
before a doctor could arrive.
Mrs. I. Pribble of York county has
begun an action in the courts against
Mr.-. 11 .1. Wightman to recover S10.000
damages sustained in the cruel aliena
tion of .Mr. Pribble's affections.
William Brokaw of Oakland, while
atti-ndi.-.g a supper given in Craig, a
neighboring town, had a valuable horse
and buggy stolen from the street,
where he was left tied to a rack.
The residence of Judge Bates of
York wr.s robbed the other night
Among the articles taken were two
valuable gold watches, a diamond pin,
and several other pieces of jewelry.
The village board of Oakland will
submit a proposition to the electors to
vote s:..o(;o bonds to enable them to
build a city hall, and to procure addi
tional hose and equipments to light
Charles Davis, living near Saron
vilie. Clay county, was oiling a horse
power when his hand was caught in
the cogs and two lingers taken off and
the end o: another finger and the
One hundred members of Rev. G.
2orseens Sweedish church at Aurora
surprised the pastor on Thanksgiving
by calling in a body with turkeys and
all the fixtures necessary to a great
I tarry L. Markwell has tendered
hi-, resignation as general secretary of
the Wang .Men's Christian association
of Ficmont. to take effect January 1.
Harry ells, physical instructor, will
- Work on the United Brethren
cbmvn at Blue .Springs has progressed
rapidly the last week and the building
is now nearly enclosed. With good
weather prevailing the building will be
completed in a short time.
- Ihe Nebraska state grange will
meet at Blair on tiie 11th of December.
Hon. o. I-I Hall, who is master, and has
b-en ever since the reorganization
eight yeats ago, will attend, but will
rot be a candidate for re-election. .
Three cases of diphtheria have been
discovered at Fairfield and will prob
ably be quarantined. Quite a number
of people have taken their children out
of vrhool and everything possible will
be d-no to keep the disease from
-.1. . Baker, a banker of Phillips,
went to Missouri to collect an account
against a former resident of Phillips,
and came back home sans cash but in a
horriuly bruised and beaten condition.
He had his assailant arrested for as
sault with .ntentto kill.
A meeting of business men of
Omana to discuss securing the state
lair was hckl last week. Sites were
discussed, proposed articles of incor
poration read and a subscription list
was opened A mile track will be
bail: whether the state fair is secured
A young son nf .Mr. Menard, living
about liiteen miles from York was ac
cidentally shot. An elder brother had
been hunting- and on his return laid his
loaded gu:i down. The younger boy
piciced it up when it was discharged,
hootiag hini in the head. His life is
Mais Nielsen, a Danish farmer
about -50 years of age, living about four
miles south of Danebrog. committed
suicide by shooting himself through
through the head with a shotgun, at
his place of residence. Sickness and
despondency appear to have been the
l.e leaves a wife and three
A report came from Sebatha, Kan.,
thai Eugene laey ol Falls City, who
was conudcting a club room in that
place, was arrested there and fined S300
and sentenced to sixty days in jail for
celling whisky. He has a family in
Falls City aud has been running the
room for about six months.
Mrs Fred Pintzencham of Omaha
was adjudged insane by the insanity
commissioners but was turned over to
her husband for treatment, as there
was no room for her in the hospital for
the insane at Lincoln. Later the hus
band asked the county to care for her,
and she was placed in the insane ward
at the Douglas county hospital.
James McMannigan. an employe of
the West Lincoln packing house, had a
lucky escape from death that seemed
almost miraculous. He fell by way of
the elevator shaft from the fourth to
the rirst floor of the building, and the
only hurt apparent was a bruise of
seeming little importance on the cheek.
Omaha is stirred up on the ques
tion of fire protection. Increased fa
cilities for fighting fire will have to be
provided or insurance companies will
refuse to accept business. Larger
water mains, more pressure, a new fire
chief and a general overhauling of the
department is demanded.
Acting Judge Wurzburg rendered
his decision in the case of the state
against the alledged body snatchers of
Cotner university. Defendants J. E.
Waller and T. M. Ward he discharged.
He held to the district court in bonds
of S100 each Prof. B. J. Alexander, D.
L. Mchan and J. A. Buford.
Louis Frey, a well-to-do-farmer
and ranchman residing three miles
west of Ogalalla, was repairing the
sod walls of a house situated on his
ranch when one side gave way, falling
on him, breaking his back and leg.
John Weir and Daniel Spangler, who
were assisting him. were caught in the
falling sod, but succeeded in extricat
Yellow Dog, a Sioux Indian, was
arraigned before Judge Dundy at
Omaha on a charge of stealing and
selling to Black Beara half dozen pints
of the stuff that is called liquor in the
j Indian country. He entered a plea of
i not guilty, but intimated that if the
judge would let mm off with a fine
without jail trimmings he would
change his plea.
The body of a man was found in
the ditch along the railroad track,
about two miles west of Silver Creek.
It is supposed to be the body of Harry
Byers. a carriage painter. He was in
Fremont the day before and claimed he
had a brother-in-law at Central City
and was going to beat his way there on
the fast mail. He was no doubt beat
ing his wa3" on some train and fell off
and was killed.
Fred D. Martin is under arrest at
Lincoln for running over Mrs. Minnie
Dawson with a bicycle. Mrs. Dawson,
who is in frail health, is seriously in
jured, and it is thought she cannot re
cover. She is the wife of one of the
guards at the penitentiary. Martin is
21 years of age and conducts a towel
exchange. He claims that the accident
was one which it was impossible for
him to avoid.
A number of thefts occurred in El
wood reccntlv. The coal bin of a deal
er was broken open and a load of coal
taken. The wagon bearing the same
was traced to the farm of (Seorge Fair,
northwest of town. When arrested for
the theft Fair pleaded guilty to the
charge of burglary and the district
judge was sent for to sentence him. He
has had a bad reputation and there will
be few regrets at his loss from the com
inunitj'. John Hodges took to Pawnee City
last Friday afternoon a young man,
Jake Nador, who lives about two and
one-half miles northeast of Pawnee,
who had met with an accident in the
use of a gun. The young man was
standing talking with a friend, resting
the muzzle of his gun on the toe of his
boot and was fooling with the trigger,
when the gun was accidentally dis
charged. The ball passed through the
William Barney's span of mules,
while being driven near Fuilerton, be
came frightened at a shock of corn in
the road and turning to one side threw
Mr. and Mrs. Barney and their oldest
boy out of the wagon. Mrs. Barney
threw out her right hand and tried to
save herself in the fall, but both bones
were broken above the wrist. Mr.
Barney was so badly stunned that it
was some minutes before he realized
what had happened.
Articles incorporating the North
Bend Beet Sugar company were filed in
the office of the county clerk of Dodge
county last week. North Bend is
named 'as the principal place of busi
ness. The object of the company will
be the purchase and lease of land, the
.mantcnance of buildings and machin
ery, the raising and purchase of beets,
their manufacture into sugar and the
sale of the same. The capital stock is
S.-.00.000, divided into shares of $100
John Boyd Thatcher, chairman of
the World's fair committee on awards,
has written to A. C. Wright, recording
clerk in the governor's office, in regard
to the whereabouts of certain parties
in Nebraska, or supposed to be here, to
whom are due awards for butter exhib
its. Thatcher says he has written to
them, but all letters have been return
ed. The names of the successful ex
hibitors are: John Patterson, Rush
ville: Frank Courtright, Geneva: W. A.
Calpar, Ulysses: John Sterns, Fremont:
Charles Canabal, Albion, and Peter
Chief of Police Nelson of Fremont
had eight tramps in jail the other night
soon after their arrival in the city.
One gave his name as Arthur Peterson,
and said he was just returning from
Chicago to his home in .Grand Island.
In his possession were found papers in
settlement of the Christ L. Erickson
estate, one being a certified copy of
administration before Judge J. W. filler
of Omaha, another a certificate of de
posit for 34JS''3.30 in the Union Nation
al bank of Omaha and a list of jewelry
taken from the bank amounting toSTOu
and many other papers in that ease.
An order was last night issued by
the supreme court in the case of Bar
rett Scott, late treasurer of Holt
eounty, admitting him to bail in the
sum of S I0,0C0. Scott, while treasurer,
was. on September '., lS'.W, indicted by
the grand jury for the embezzlement of
S70.000 county funds. Prior to this he
had become involved in trouble with
other county officials and lied to Mex
ico. After considerable red tape work
and circumlocution he was extradited
and brought back to Nebraska. His
trial took place in Antelope county.
He was convicted and sentenced to five
years in the penitentiaiw and bail fixed
at S7O.C00. the full amount of his short
age. A motion was made for suspen
sion of sentence and the case appealed
to the supreme court on error, Septem
ber It?, 1S94.
The program for the meeting of the
state horticultural society is being cir
culated by F. W. Taylor, secretarj-.
The society convenes in Lincoln Janu
ary IS, 10 and IT at the state university.
Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday
forenoon will be devoted entirely to
the grape, except that the election of
officers occurs at 1 1 o'clock Wednesday
forenoon. An interesting and profit
able program will be carried out. At
some opportune time during the meet
ing Prof. ,G. JX-S.wyrill read a pa
per upon the relation of rainfall to the
fruit crops and Prof. L. Bruner one
upon the insects injurious to the fruits
The leaders of the Omaha Indians
met at the Winnebago agency near-Decatur,
the head officials of the Gulf
railroad for the purpose of selling the
right-of-way for a railroad across the
reservation. The contract was made
and duly signed by the Indians, they
selling the privilege to the Gulf road of
crossing their lands a distance of thirty
miles for the consideration of S100.
They requested to be allowed to ride
on the road free for twelve years. which
was promptly refused by the officials.
The board of education of South
Omaha has decided that in case the
gambling houses reopen that the
monthly donations of S."0 per house
must be paid into the school treasury.
NEW CURRENCY PLAN.
T IS PRESENTED BY SECRETARY
He Appears Before the House Committee
and Tells of Ills rians Provisions as
to the Xew Circulating: System More
Fully Set Forth The Need of a I5e
gerve Fund He Answers Questions
Fropounded hy Committee Members
A Large Crowd Present.
Carlisle's Currency Plan.
Washington, Dec. 11. Secretary
Carlisle appeared before the house
committee on banking and currency
to-day to present in detail the feat
ures of the new enrrency plan pro
posed in his annual report and in
dorsed in the president's message.
The crowd in attendance made it
necessary to use the large room of
the committee on ways and means.
Besides the full membership of the
committee Senor Romero, tlu Mexi
can minister, and many members of
congress were present.
Mr. Carlisle adopted an easy con
versational sty'.! of address. He
said he was ready to answer questions
from the committee.as well as elabor
ate his own views, lie took up each
section of his recommendations.
The first provided for the repeal of
all laws requiring or authorizing the
deposit of United States bonds as se
curities for circulation, and the sec
ond permits national banks to issue
notes to an amount not exceeding
seventy-five per cent of their paid up
and unimpaired capital, but require
each bank, before receiving notes, to
deposit a guarantee fund, consist
ing of United States legal ten
der notes, including treasury
notes of 1S90, to the amount of thirty
per cent upon the circulating notes
applied for, this percentage of de
posits to be maintained at all times.
Whenever a bank retires its circula
tion, in whole or in part, its guaran
tee fund to be returned to it in pro
portion to the amount of notes
retired. Of these, Mr. Carlisle said
that he was satisfied that the present
law requiring the deposit of bonds to
secure circulation prevented the
elasticity of the currency. "The pro
vision outlined," he declared, "gives
ample protection without the deposit
of bonds as required by the present
Mr. Carlisle said that the practical
value of a reserve fund of currency
was shown in 1393. There was a de
mand for money aggregating S10.000,
000. The treasury did its best to
meet the stringency, but by the time
the notes were ready to be distributed
the demand had gone by and many
of the packages were returned un
opened. The secretary invited criticism of
this particular section and Chairman
Springer asked how the secretary's
plan differed from the Baltimore plan.
Mr. Carlisle explained the technical
difference. The Baltimore plan pro
posed a deposit of fifty per cent under
certain conditions, while the treasury
plan proposed a deposit of thirty per
cent. When a bank fails the treasury
plan contemplated an assessment on
all national banks, they in turn hav
ing a lien on the failed bank.
Representative Hall of Missouri
suggested that there was a prevailing
opinion that it was unsafe to place
the entire question of expanding the
currency in the hands of corporations
"It will work automatically." said
Mr. Carlisle, "banks will not expand
the currency unless the public needs
it. Their interests will be to expand
nnd contract as the common interests
demand it. These interests will
therefore control at all times."
The secretary stated that this flexi
bility was much more desirable than
a rigid system by which a fixed
amount of currencj' was always out
standing. At onetime the stringency
was so great that the banks drew out
Sl.i.000,000 under pressure, and if it
had not been for the Canadian banks
who sent currency into this country
serious results might have ensued.
When the committee reconvened
Comptroller Eckels appeared aud
made an elaborate statement. He
contended that the national banking
laws were not to be lightly dealt with
and that they should not be altered
unless It was absolutely known that
the change was to be beneficial.
PEFFER'S LATEST PROJECT.
Hie Ki.usas Senator I'ropntcs to ICstab
lish a Great ami Currency.
Washington-, Dec. 1 1. "A bill to
authorize banking on capital secured
by a pledge of real estate securities;
to secure depositors against loss: to
enlarge the volume of circulating
money: to provide a flexible eurrencv,
and to establish safe and profitable
depositories for- the savings of the
people," in the title of a measure
fathered by Senator Peffer of
Kansas. It proposes to distrib
ute 50,009,000,000 among the people.
It provide"? that any five or more citi
zens may associate themselves under
the national bank act. The capital
stock of each bank shall not be less
than S30.000, in shares of $100 each,
no stockholder to own less than ten
per cent. The capital is to consist of
unincumbered real estate situated
within the county where the bank is
located. The certificate of incorpora
tion, properly acknowledged and re
corded, is to operate as a first lien
upon the lands. Homesteads can
not be used, and improvements
must be kept insured. The lands
are to be taken at their assessed val
ue, and if the bank breaks are to be
held as security. In case the as
sessed valuation of the land falls,
stockholders are to make the loss
good with other lands, and failing
that, the bank is to be closed. The
comptroller is to issue to such banks
United States notes to the amount of
their capital, less the charges of pre
paring them. These notes are to be
legal tender for anv debt, public or
private, but no bank must put out
more than S2.000.000 of this. The
comptroller is to examine each bank
once a month, and such bank is to
post statements of its condition each
day within one hour after closing.
Interest is not to exceed six per cent
per annum on thirty day loans, five
per cent on sixty day loans, four per
cent on ninety day paper. Each bank
must establish a savings depository,
receive all sums over five cents and
pay prescribed rates of interest.
Against Armenian Outrages.
Chicago, Dec. 11. A mass meeting
of citizens was held at Central Music
hall last nightunder the auspices of
the local Armenian society to protest
against the Armenian outrages. H.
N. Iligginbotham, president of the
World's Columbian exposition, pre
sided. Hmong the speakers were Dr.
E. G. Hirsch. M. M. Magassarian,
Judge Waterman. Mrs. Mary Holmes,
Dr. H. W. Roth and Colonel Sexton.
MURDER OF MISS CINC.
It IVas an Atrocious and Cold ltlooded
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 11. If
the confession voluntarily made by
Claus A. Blixt, the janitor of the Park
fiats,in the presence of Mayor Eustis,
the county attorney and the chief of
police, yesterdaj', is true, Harry T.
Hay ward fired the shot that killed
Catherine Giug, and Blixt aided him
in disposing of the body. The story
of the horrible crime is related by
Blixt as follows:
When the scheme of killing Miss
Ging was broached Hayward told him
that by killing her he would regain
possession of S",000 which he had
given her, and, in addition, would
make $10,000, as she had "willed" her
life insurance to him. He offered
Blixt one-fifth of the amount if he
would commit the deed. .Blixt still
refused to have anything ,to do with
the ciirae aud threatened to quit then
and there, whereupon Hayward stated
he would do it himself, saying: "I
would" as soon kill her as 1 would a
Hayward's first plan after he con
cluded to commit the crime himself
was outlined to Blixt There was in
the basement a T rail about two feet
in length and Hayward directed the
janitor to cut this in two, stating he
would take Miss Ging riding where
no one would see him with her.
After he struck her over the head
with the iron bar, which he would
carry concealed under his cont, he
tiien intended to throw the body out
of the buggy against a curbstone,
start his horse on a gallop and then
tell the story of a runaway accident,
he calculating that the body would
appear to have been thrown from the
uuSfTy when it collided with the
On Saturday night, after the second
ride, Hayward returned to the flats
and told Blixt that tiie right oppor
tunity had not occurred. On Monday
night Hayward met Blixt and by
threats and persuasions and promises
of money induced him to be a partner
in the crime, to the extent of aiding
in the disposal of the body, and make
it easy for Hayward to commit the
crime, so that it would appear that he
could not have been the guilty part'.
Hayward directed Blixt to await his
coming at a point designated. Al
exactly a quarter to 7 Hayward was
in the hall of the flats and Blixt
opened the door. Hayward said:
"Now hurry up and get down there.
Everything is all ready."
lilixt followed out his instructions
to the letter. He had been there
about five minutes when he heard a
shot and saw a carriage approach.
As it drew up he recognized Haj'ward
as the driver. Hayward said to him:
"It is all done. Jump in and drive
slowly and give me plenty of time to
get back to town, and do not leave
her until you are sure she is dead.'"
Hayward got out of the buggy and
Blixt got in.
The woman was on the left hand
side and the laprobe was thrown over
her, completely covering her, from
which it is evident that before firing
the fatal shot Hayward pulled the
robe up and held it so as to prevent
the possibility of any blood spurting
onto his clothes, and to protect him
self from the blood spots afterward
while driving along the road. Blixt
did not look at the woman, and the
only way that he inferred she was
dead was because she did not move.
He drove along the Excelsior road to
a point, he says, about one
mile beyond where the body
was found, then turning- around
he drove back over the road.
Upon reaching the spot where
the bod.jj" found, he stopped, and,
alightfct, 'from the buggy, passed
about behind it to the leftside. He
says he pulled the .woman's feet out
of the buggy box, and that the body
slid of its own weight, and the lap
robe came with it. He then jumped
into the buggy and drove up the Ex
celsior road to Lake street to a point
between Dupont street and Emerson
avenue, where he alighted, threw the
reins over the dashboard, started the
horse and stepped to the walk and
walked to Lyndale avenue, where he
took a Lyndale car into the cit.
Blixt called the mayor and chief of
police to his cell several hours after
the previous confession had been
made. He now says that he fired the
fatal shot himself.
RAILROADS OF THE WORLD.
The United States Far Ahead in Hi lea so
and Value at All Other Countries.
Washington, Dec. 11. In the pos
session of railroads and telegraph
lines the United States is far ahead of
any other nation. In railroads Amer
ca has 213.S71 miles, or .51,000 miles
more than all other countries of the
world combined. All Europe has
only 11 1,359 miles, while Asia, not
withstanding its immense si.;,
counts cnly 23,21'J miles.
Africa has :.212 miles and
Australia 12,(5S." miles. These facts
are set out in the Annual Railway
Record, published from the (J rman
minister of public ways and trans
mitted to the state department by
United States Consul Morris. The
statistics are based on facts existing
at the end of 13!)2, and present other
features of interest than those above
noted. They show that all of the
railways of the world aggregate 400,
34S miles in length, more than enough
to girdle the earth sixteen times. Of
European nations Germany has the
largest mileage 27,4.1 with France
second 24,011, and Spain last of all
with 0,709 miles.
The world's railways cost the enor
mous sum of S33,.")00",000, or an aver
age of 121,200 per mile. The cheap
est roads are in Australia, where, in
the Western part, the price was $21.
723 per mile. The roads in the United
States cost S10,333.000,000, or an avei
of 5.9,293.12 per mile. The exhibit
in the case of telegraph lines is
scarcely less striking. The world's
mileage of lines is l,0G2,r43. of which
545,025 miles are in America. 330,273
in Europe, 07.4S1 in Asia, 21,502 in
Africa and 47,535 in Australia.
STATEHOOD TO BE PUSHED.
J. B LACK WELL.
Mr. Flynn Determined to Secure the
Admission of Oklahoma If I'nqilble.
Washington, Dec. 1L Mr. Flynn of
Oklahoma, appeared on the floor this
afternoon for the first time this ses
sion. Flynn is preparing for a hard, sharp
fight for statehood. He 'says: "Gov
ernor Renfrow will be here in a few
days and the fight for that much de
sired object will then be fairly on.
My position on the subject was clear.
I am for the Wheeler bill which was
introduced and favorably reported on
more than six months ago. I believe
that we have had the last territorial
election for Oklahoma and the Indian
Krupp A his a Church.
Berlin, Dec. 11. Herr Krupp, head
of the great gun making firm, has
given 5,000 marks for the construc
tion of a Protestant church at Essen,
where the Krupp works are situated.
Essen is the center of a large Catholic
The Unfortunate Victim of a Cherokee
Conspiracy; Arrested on a Charge of
Treason for Selling Land to White ScX
Settlers Carried Bodily to the Xeedlea
and Nearly Killed He is a ITh.Ue. Man.
and an American. Citizen.
Av Cherokee Outrage.
David. L T., Dec. 10. Last week
mention was made to the effect that
Colonel A. J. Blackwell, who created,
a furor some years ago by claiming
powers as a seer, prophet, etc. had
been seized by the authorities of the
Cherokee nation on the charge of
treason, the crime according to the
laws passed by the Cherokee- congress
being punishable by death. The
specific charge against him. was sell
ing land in the Cherokee country to
Blackwell is known all oser the
"West. When the Cherokee strip was
opened last year Blackwell founded
the town of Blackwell in Kay county,
started newspapers, stores, etc., and
made a fortune. After the country
was thoroughly settled ho moved to
the Cherokee nation and. founded this
town. He started a paper, store and
realty agency and was general super
intendent of the town.
A number of Cherokees did not like
Blackwell and a conspiracy was
hatched whereby he was to be seized
and put to death. The charge was
made that Blackwell, contrary to the
laws of the nation, sold land to white
persons. Two days later a squad of
Indian police swooped down on
Blackwell's home and dragging the
prophet from the arms of his wife and
children carried him in irons to the
Cherokee dungeons at Claremore.
There he was cut off from all com
munication with the outer world and
put on bread and water.
On Monday Blackwell was taken
from prison and after being stripped
naked and his flowing whiskers and
hair cut off, he was taken before chief
Ohaha, who was holding a sub-council
and asked to confess. Blackwell
answered that he had no confession
to make, that he was the victim of a
villainous conspiracy and asked to be
released, but instead he was carried
bodily to the "Needles" and horribly
The "Needles" is a small inclosure
near the prison where culprits who
refuse to confess their crimes are
taken and jabbed in the body by ten
bucks who dance around him with the
terrible "ki-yi" and jab as they dance.
After being subjected to these indig
nities, Blackwell, bleeding from in
numerable llesh punctures, was taken
back to his dungeon where he still
remains, ironed hand and foot, not
withstanding the fervent appeals of
his wife and friends. No date has
been fixed for the unfortunate man's
trial and there is no telling what ter
rible punishments are in store for
What makes the case complicated
is the fact tnat he is a white man and
an American citizen. He has no
Cherokee blood in his veins as some
reports have it The case is one
which needs the immediate attention
of the government, or can a citizen of
the United States get protection when
unjustly seized by an Indian nation?
A 1CAIVSAS BOODLER.
KNIGHTS OF PROTECTION.
Cyrus Bussey Explains at Length the
Objects of the Sow Order.
Washington, Dec 10. General Cy
rus Bussc3r, assistant secretary of the
interior under President Harrison,
has been elected president of the
"American Knights of Protection,"
which has just been incorporated un
der the laws of Maryland.
"The order." said General Bussey,
"is a non-sectarian, non -secret patri
otic organization founded upon broad
American principles and, in order to
make it more cohesive and perman
ent, its constitution ami character
provide for a financial beneficial
feature to its members. Its declara
tion of principles includes adherence
to the doctrine of protection to Amer
ican inierests, industries and homes.
It will seek, through its lodges, its
literature, the courses of educational
discussions which it will inaugurate
and the fraternal co-operation of its
members to organize all believers in
its creed throughout the United
States into a permanent organization.
It will advocate and support the con
tinuance of a tariff, adjusted to the
necessities of protection to American
interests, restrain foreign immigra
tion, so that neither pauper labor nor
its products shall come untaxed to
our country; purity of elec
tions through intelligent exer
cise of franchise an I the prose
cution of all fraudulent prac
tices, defense of the integrity of
public school system, the study of the
constitution and American history.
It will seek in various waj-s to revive
and extend the true spirit of Ameri
can patriotism, and finally will pro
vide a system of practical financial
benefits to the families of its mem
bers, in case of sickness, accident or
A TJEVV BELLAMY COLONY.
Co-Operative Brotherhood Formoil to Put
Socialism Into l.fTcct in .Missouri.
Cahthagk, Mo., Dec. 10. "The Co
operative Brotherhood" is the name
of an organization now being formed
by a number of Missourians of a so
cialistic turn of mind, with A. B.
Francisco of Clinton as president and
George W. Williams of Humansville
as treasurer. The organization is
said to bo backed hymen of abilit.
It is proposed to establish a colony
where a practical demonstration of
the Bellamy idea of life may be given.
A great tract of land adjacent to
abundant water power within an
hour's ride of Carthage is being ne
gotiated for. The colony will live as
much as possible without aid of the
outside world and will have its own
factories, farms, mines and all other
things necessary to the wants of
man. Inducements will be offered to
colonists, but the nature of these are
yet a secret.
Seriourt-Gl!ars. Acainit Connty Attorney
Wichita-. Kan,, Dec 1 0. Last evening-County
Attorney Willard Boone
and Attorney W. J. Skelton engaged
in. a fistic-eatfounter, in which Boone
punished Skelton for alleged black
mail. Topday Skelton filed proceed
ings, for disbarment against Boone
and Judge Reed set the case for hear
ing on. December 19.
Skelton charges that County Attor
ney Boone has collected and retained
for his own use, by virtue of his office,
numerous suras of money to dismiss
eases, pending against criminals, anil
has collected costs in cases from de
fendants on promises to dismiss crim
inal charges against them, has appro
priated such costs to his own uses and
has caused the county to also pay the
same costs: that Boone has accepted
money and payment of costs from
persons convicted of misdemeanors in
justices courts who appealed to the
district court, to dismiss the cause- in
the higher court and afterwards in
dorsed the bills for the same costs
against the county and himself re
tained the amounts paid to him.
personally, that Boone began
a number of liquor prose
cutions and afterward entered,
into a compact with the defendants
to dismiss the charges on payment of
the costs and 525 attorney's fee- in
each case and the payments- de
manded were made and the eases
dropped, the money collected; being
appropriated by Boone to. Ills own
uses; that on one Sunday, Boone got
drunk in a saloon and when, the po
lice officers ordered the place closed
countermanded the order and agreed
to protect the violators- of the law,
and that he became so noisy that the
police officers threw him out of the
saloon into the gutter; that he is a
frequenter of joints and. is constantly
found in them drunk and disorderly,
and that he is in the habit of order
ing wines and liquors and telling the
jointists they would be credited for
the same on their fines.
The charges, are all definite and the
names of those with whom Boone is
alleged to have entered into these
deals are given.
Boone denies the charges in toto,
and he says that he will have Skelton
arrested on a charge of blackmail.
CHAMJP-XJL.'ARtO: BREAKS LOOSEr.
Th..MlflQUBiaB..FIctt-.- Kill roc Retire
meat ef Kevenue ."Harlue Officers.
"Washington Dec. i& Less, thac
twenty-five members were pres
ent, when- the- house was called;
to. order at nora to-day. In thai
morning hour. Mr; Mallory of Flow
da from the committee on interstate
coramejce called up the bill to pro
mote the efficiency of the revenue
cutter service. It provides for the
retirement of the officers of the
service incapacitated by reason of the
infirmities of age or physical or men
tal disabilities. Mr. Mallory. Mr.
English of New Jersey and Mr.Coert
of Now York supported the bill,
but ib was antagonized by Mr.
Clark of Missouri, who delibemtely
avow.ed.his intention of talking it to
death, liis speech was a character
istic one humorous aud audacious to
the point of sensationalism and it
kept the house in a coufusion . of
laughter, cheers and jeers.
The morning hour expired irithout
action and Mr. Brown of Maryland
gave- notice that next Thursday he
would call up the contested election
case of Williams vs. Settle.
DID THE COOKS DO
These Desperadoes Are Credited
the Recent Texat Holdup.
Foirr Worth, Texas, Dec. 1 a -The
local managers of the Pacific Express
company say that it is impossible to
tell just how much the robbers who
held up the Texas and Pacific train
west of here Thursday got away
with, as all the way bills, are missing.
They got very little booty,
however, is thoir impression,
as it was mostly local ex
press matter. The contents of
the iron through package box arrived
here intact. A sheriff's posse of fif
teen men, headed by Deputy Will
iam Rea and Police Chief Mad
dox, have been out with a pack of
bloodhounds since Thursday night and
word received from them is to the
fcfFect thai the posse is on a hot trail
followinir the three robbers, who are
well mounted and armed, and are
traveling southwestwardly. The safe
that the robbers looted was the same
one opened in the Gordon robbery a
short time ago.
The best information obtainable
warrants placing the amount of boot
secured by the robbers atSlO. 000. The
officers engaged in the pursuit are
confident the desperadoes are mem
bers of the Cook gang and that they
are making for the Indiun Territory.
A detachment of state rangers had
started from Quanah to cut off the
retreat in the direction mentioned.
l'rotectinn Apraunt Train. Kobheri.
Chicago, Dee. 10. A-. railroad car
which is said to be bullet proof is be
ing constructed. The- new car will
be sunnllfid with r.arrAd. dtsifnod t-
be opened only from, the outside by a.
station master. In these cages the
safe and more valuable parcels are to
be placed. The arrangement is such
that if robbers succeed in entering
the car they wilL b exposed to the.
lire of the messenger from a bullet
proof compartment in each end of the.
car, the messenger beiiiir also able to.
shoot along the sides of the car to.
protect the engineer or to prevent
burglars and robbers from making an.
1 ho- Brooklyn Tabernacle Sold.
BitooKtYN, Dec. 10. The Brooklyn,
tabernacle property was sold last
nigkt under forclosure proceedings in.
the old auction room of Charles C.
Wills, who held, a second mortaage on
the property. There was only one
bid of S10.000 and it was made by
WiUs over and above the amount duo
to. Russell Sage on the first mortgage.
As the amount due Sage, is S6I,5t;o,
Wills gets the big plot for about
S73.000, which is S17.000 lesa than it,
cost the tabernacl
nomes for DUableU Said tors.
Washington, Dec 10. The annuaV
report of the board of managers of
the National Homes for Disabled Vol
unteer Soldiers treats of the twenty
one state homes. The aggregate
average number kept in the national
and state homes was 70,102. and the
whole number cared for during tha
year, 33,50-1. On Juno 30, the num
ber presented ii. the several branches
of the National home was 15,373, an
increase in one year of 1,G63,
FRIENDS VILL WAIT.
EMBARGO ON CATTLE.
One of the Questions Discussed at the
National Live Stock Meeting.
Sr. Louis, Mo.,Dec.l0. The time at
the afternoon and evening sessions of
the National Live Stock Exchange
was taken up with the discussion and
settlement of three questions. The
first of these was the embargo of for
eign countries on American live stock
and meat products. It was decided
to petition congress and the depart
ments to take such action as will tend
to lift the embargo.
In regard to the second q'uestion
government inspection it was de
cided to address a set of resolutions to
Secretary J. Sterling Morton of the
agricultural department, requesting
that the system of government in
spection of cattle aud meat products
be made uniform as far as local
conditions will permit; that inspec
tors be appointed only witti regard to
fitness and W removed only for cause
(incompetency and negligence), and
that the system of inspection be ex
tended to all slaughter houses within
the jurisdiction of the department.
The subject of chattel mortgages
oncattle was submitted in the shape
Alabama LetrHlaturo AV1II Be Al
lowed to Kun Its Full Course.
Montgomery, Ala. Dec. 10. A secret
caucus of Kolb's friends here last
night was attended by nearly all the
populist leaders in the state. Some
of Kolb's adherents wanted to pre
cipitate matters and seat Kolb as
governor, but this was strongly op
posed. Finally the following com
promise resolution was adopted and
it may be taken as the sense of the
Populists as to dual government.
"Resolved, That we act inside of
the law until this present session of
yha legislature closes, and if a ftfir
election law is passed, as well as a
fair contest law, by which the last
state election can be fairly contested,
we will stand by the result of the
contest, but if the legislature fail or
refuse to pass the two acts above re
ferred to, or shall pass any oppressive
laws, then we shall call upon the
chairman of our state executive com
mittee to call a state convention to
consider the situation and adopt some
line of action by which we shall be
given our rights."
CHINA WANTS PEACE.
Ambassador to Be Sent nt Once
Japan IVIth New Terms.
Washington, Dec 10 Information
has reached here that the Chinese
government will appoint an ambas
sador to proceed to Japan to treat for
peace. As China is anxious for peace,
the ambassador will start promptly
for Tokia, or more probably Hiros
chima, where the Japanese emperor
and council now are.
St. Josei'h. Mo., Dec 10. The ed
itors of North and Northwest Missou- .
ri will be here in annual session next
Friday and, Saturday. At 11 a. m.
Friday, Chaplain Hainey of the Bar
nard 'Kustler will
open the si'ssmn
of a report from a committee which i with a prayer. The session will last
lavored the amendment ot the laws two days.
relating to the subject at the next
session of the different state legisla
tures. The report was adopted.
LABOR UNION CHARTERS.
Offclal Figures From Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis., Dec 10. At the of
ficial canvass of votes cast at the re
cent election, it was developed that
the total was the greatest cast in the
history of the state, being 3, SOS
greater than in the election of 1892.
Upham for governor has 53,900 plural
ity. Branch for lieutenant governor
61,053, and other Republican candi
dates in excess of 59,000. The ten
Republican congressional candidates
are elected by pluralities ranging
from 4.350 to 10,752, with the excep
tion of Sauerhering in the Second
district, who skinned in with only 265
plurality over Barwig. Democrat. The
Populist vote was 2j,004,
Government Control of Organization
of AVorkinm-ii Provided For.
Washington, Dec. 10. Two im
portant changes in the bill for na
tional arbitration of strikes have been
made as a resultof the conference be
tween Labor Commissioner Wright
and Representatives McGann, Spring
er and Erdman. They are, that la
bor unions be chartered by the gov
ernment and that the ehurter of a
labor union be forfeited when its
members resort to violence in the
interest of strikes.
It is probable that the measure as
thus amended will be laid before
congress. Commissioners Wright and
Kernan. who made the recent in
vestigation of the Pullman strike,
will appear bsfore the labor com
mittee Tuesday, to state their views
on perfecting the bill.
Jtepubllcan Finances All Bight.
Washington, Dec. 10. The Repub
lican national congressional commit
tee met to-day to review the campaign
and consider the question of perma
nent headquarters in Washington.
The reports on the finances of the
committee showed up well. While
the question of permanent Washing
ton headquarters was not decided, it
was generally favored and it was be
lieved will be affirmatively settled at
the meetinir held next week.
lronounci at r ake.
Washington, Dec 10. Chairman
Babcock of the Republican congress
ional committee says the report sent
out from Washington that the com
mittee was sending circulars to in
tending Republican contestants in
the next house, telling them that
their cases will be considered only on
their merits, is a fake, pure and
simple. "The campaign committee
m . 1 4. 1 T A .1 . .
a gam ol na nunung louuwim contests, said
J Mr. Babcock.
l.W K STOCK AND 1'KODCCE MAUlvKTi
22 to :4
lis M 10
- cr- 4?
5 (S I)
5 to .m
II 54 12
Quotation from New York, Chicago,
LouU, Omaha and KUewhere.
Butter Creamery print
Hutter -I-'air to good country.
Honey 1 er tt
I otiltry Old liens, per a
Chickens Sprim;. Der 2
Turkeys IVr Ib
( se-lVr II)
Cln-CM Neb. A: la. full cream.
I.einoiisC holce Mosinas
Oraiisus- 31oshios,per box ... 3 St
Sweet potatoes, per bhl
Kuans -Navy, liaml-pieked, bu
Hay I pland. per ton
Hay Midland and lowland...
Keet IVr bu
1 urnip er bu
Carrots Per bu
l'ar.siiips Per bu
Cranlie rrrles Cape Cod
Ho-.'s Heavy weights
Keeves- Prime steers
Keeves - Mockers and feeders. 2 50
Hulls i 25
Calves i oi
Meers I-air to pood 3 23
Coxvs i ,
Heifers 1 h
MieeD -Lambs """" 2 50
Mieep Fair to pood natives.!! 2 25
Wheat. No. 2, red winter
Wheat No. 2, spring
Corn Per bu
Oats . er bu
Hops Packers and mliwi"
Cattle-Com. steers to extra"" Mci)
Mieep Lambs 2 50
Wheat No 2 red, cash
Corn Per bu....
Oats Per bu
Hops Mixed packlnp !
Cattle Natl va steers
Mieep Mixed natives
Wheat No. 2 hard
Corn No. 2
Oat No. 2
i atJle Stoekers and feeders".
Hop Mixed packers
Mieep Choice western
75 1 (hi
2 7. & 3 2,1
2 Ol) tt2S
j oj (u, a .V)
7 to a t a
i ft 70
50 & 60
41 tt. !A)
50 & CO
9 10 &j 9 :a
2 50 2 75
4 50 4 5.-.
4 50 to 4 CO
1 A1 .-.
to 2 4.)
to 4 iO
to 2 HI
to 3 'Si
m 3 7
to 3 0J
. 7 ;o
. 6 K7
... 1 50
to 7 3;
to ti !C,
to 3 6)
i. 4 40
to 3 20
to 3 (X)
4- "J 42K
30 & 31
2 ft) to 3 M
4 3.1 to 4 40
3 0J (L5 3 73