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OFFICIAL PAPER OF
OITT AND COUNTY.
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NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1890.
NO, 39. -
Our Pall Stock
,2s now ready and on our tables. We are
proud of it and if you see it you will say
we have reason to be. We have made
great exertions to get up a stocli of goods
that would be worthy of the Model Cloth
ing House that will not only accommo
date our old customers, but provide for
many new patrons.
The greatest saving we can show you
is oii Boys and Children's Clothing. We
have the largest stock ever shown here
and at prices never offered before.
Our line of Men's Shirts and Winter
Underwear is complete. You find them
at rock bottom prices and the best of
Don't foiget when in need of a good
Boot and Shoe to call on us and get our
When in need of a Hat or Cap re
MODEL CLOTHING HOUSE,
; M. EINSTEEN & CO.
A. D. Buckwoeth, C. F. Iddings,
- President. Vice Pres't.
Saml. Goozee, .Asst. Cashier.
J. E. Evans,
North Platte National Bank,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
PAID UP CAPITAL,
E. W. Hammond,
C. F. Iddings,
M. C. Lindsay,
A. F. Streitz,
O. M. Carter,
J. E. Evans,
A. D. Buckworth.
A General Banking Business Transacted. Interest Paid on
Time Deposits. Choice Farm Loans Negotiated.
Immediate and Careful Attention Given
the Interest of our Customers.
J. Q. THACKER,
NEARY BLOCK. SPRUCE STREET,
NOKTH PLATTE, - NEBEASKA.
WE AIM TO HANDLE THE BEST GRADE OF GOODS,
SELL THEM AT REASONABLE PRICES, AND WARRANT
EVERYTHING AS REPRESENTED.
Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific Railway Solicited.
LUMBER BIS COAL.
C- IF1- IIDr)IlTG-
LIME AND CEMENT.
Rock Springs Nut,
Bock Springs Lump.
YARD ON R. R. TRACK WEST OF DEPOT,
The Patterson 'Wagon and Blacksmith Shop.
All Kinds of Repairing, Blacksmithing, Etc.
ALL KINDS OP AGRICULTURAL 1KPLMNP3.
Cultivators, Corn Planters, Plows and Harrows, Hay Stackers,
Hay Loaders, Hay Sweeps, Hay Rakes, Lnmber and Spring Wagons,
Buggies, Phaetons, Carts, Potato Planters, the Improved Red.
White and Blue Mowers. Repairs ordered for all kinds of machinerv
EVERYTHING AT BED-ROCK PRICES.
jA-J-T THE PATTEBSON -A-G-EIfcTCir.
Wanamaker Again Argues in
Favor of Postal Telegraphy.
MORE THAN EVER CONVINCED
It Is Constitutional, the Country De
mands It and tbe Opposition of West
ern Union Stockholders Shonld Not
Thwart the Will of the People.
Washington, Oct (J. Postmaster
General Wanamaker made public let
r recently addressed to Representa
ave Bingham, chairman of the house
committee ou post offices, embodying
in elaborate argument in favor of his
limited plan of postal telegraphy. Ap
pended to the letter, which has been
printed at the government printing of
fice, is a uaksa of "matter, including
opinions of the press for and against
postal telegraphy; opinions of former
postmaster general) and prominent
public men on the constitutionality of
postal telegraphy, explanations of var
ious automatic and multi plex telegraph
systems, resolutions of organized bodies
of labor and capital in behalf of postal
telegraphy,and a copy of the final draft
of the postal telegraph bill submitted
by the postmaster general to the house
committee on post offices at the last
session of concrres. Altogether the
document embraces 2?3 pages of closely
written paver- bearing ou this import,
ant subject. The postmaster general
in his letter says in part:
"Your sub-committee on tostal tele
graph informs me that all the parties
that have signified a desire to be heard
on the postal telegraph bills have sub
mitted their testimony and that it is in
order for me to add anything upon the
subject. After standing for a year
past in the midst of the controversy
over postal telegraphy that for over
forty years has gone on with sharper
tone and widening range, 1 am more
than ever convinced of the wisdom and
practicability of restoring the telegraph
to the postal service and make it wtiat
it was originally intended to befa part
of the postal system. I say this after
closely studying the arguments against
the bUl. made so vigorously by the
great telesraph company which is now
its only visible opponent. I do not be
lieve it possible to argue this question
down. There is a deep and far-reaching
conviction among the people that
the telegraph service is by right a part
of the postal service. To carry the
postal system from pony 'riders' to stage
coach, and on to railroad service, and
stop ill further progress because three
thousand owners" of telegraph stock op
pose ir, is not in accord with the genius
of our people or the spirit of the times.
The will of the people in this respect
has manifested itself unmistakably be
fore congress in public speech and
statement during the last twenty years.
We stand confronting a public measure
of no mean importauce or magnitude.
It is to give the country a vast enlarge
ment of its postal system and to bring
home to the people the cheap use of
one of the most powerful agencies ot
modern cominerc6and civilization."
As to the constitutionality of postal
telegraphy.the postmaster general says:
"It has been argued by learned law
yers for a score of years that a govern
ment telegraph is unconstitutioual. The
motives of these gentlemen have been
one of two in all cases. They have
been the paid attorneys of those cor
poration whose special interests have
demanded that their monopolies should
in no way be interfered with. They
have known their business, and have
done it well. The otber opponents
were those who imagined that the con
stitution would bo exposed to every
sort of outrage. They were to fall
sick for a day. The courts of highest
appeal have settled ttiis question. Con
gres settled it in advance of judicial
action by making the United States the
owner and the postoffice department
the manager of the first line of wire
constructed for commercial and public
uses. The old government telegraph
schemes were constitutional. What
shall be said then of the limited postal
telegraph plan, which I have been
somewhat criticised for bringing for
ward? There is no doabt that it. is
constitutional. The constitution per
mits the general government to trans
mit intelligence for people. The post
office department has "been doing this
with the money and improvements at its
disposal for 100 years. It is preposter
ous to argue that the telegraph ought
not to be utilized for the cheaper,
speedier and more accurate transmis
sion of messages. I have had prepared,
and submit for your reference an ap
pendix which touches upon this consid
eration. The attorney general for the
depar tment assures me that'the conclu
sion that the limited postal telegraph
plan is constitutional cannot be re
sisted." The postmaster general then follows
with an elaborate explanation of the
limited' plan and its operations, saying
that it would pay the telegraph compa
nies and be more efficient and lower
One or Tiro Things.
In concluding, he says: "I desire
in conclusion to explain, as politely
s may be one or two things that ars
not understood. I have challenged the
most rigid scrutiny of the limitid postal
telegraph bill. I ask to have printed
all of the printed criticisms of it which
have come tt my notice as an argument
in its favor. The limited postal tele
graph bill is not a proposition to take
money from the treasury or to employ
additional civil servants; it is not a
proposition to put any power whatever
in the hands of the government, which
is not at present greater and more dan
gerous where it is. It is a proposition
simply to dovetail together two
great machines, so that one shall do busi
ness equitably and by that means make
more money, which shall be willingly
accorded to it by the people; the other
to use its present skilled and faithful
energy to help supply the people with
still better means of communication,
furnished still more cheaply. It is aJ
proposition incidentally to quicken the
telegraph service by encouraging all
the members of the operators' craft to
realize that they are the better off the
more they are able to devote themselves
to one thing, and are permitted to see
some results from ftheir inventive gen
ius. It is not a proposition to buy the
railroads, or the coal mines, the saw
mills r the bake shops of the country.
If ethers speak out for the telegraph
Sonic Ono Mnst Stand for the People
in the interest of the cheaper telegraphy
that they want. I belive it belongs to
this department to take this stand, and
I propose intelligently, and persistently
to keep this subject before you in strong
confidence that it will not be long be
fore your committee will take steps to
give the people the relief prayed for."
IHK COLOR LINE IN LABOR.
The Firemen on the Texas Central Strike
Against the Negro Switchmen!
Houston. Tex.. Oct. 6. The Houston
and Texas Central railroad has em
ployed negro switchmen in its yards for
several years. About two weeks ago a
demand was made for their removal,
the places to be filled by whites. The
demand was refused, and the firemen
all struck. Grand Master Wilkinson'
was sent f or.andjhas been in thecity two
days trying to adjust matters amicably,
but without avail, as the officials of the
Central are firm in their position, argu
ing that if the colored men are good
enough to sit in the councils of , the
Knights of Labor they should be good
enough to work with. Grand rMaster
Wilkinson has wired to all members of
the executive council of the Railway
Federation; which recently met in Terre
Haute, to come to Houston at once",
and the impression i3 general that a
strike is imminent. The Southern Pa
"cific may also be involved a as both,
roads are in the Huntington system. ;
A Lovesick Cowboy Suicides.
Gering, Neb., Oct. 2. A cowboy"
named James McFee, employed on a -ranch
about twenty mile3 we3t of Ger-;-ing,
had paid gallant attention to a4
vnnnir inm'rlon whn llVA.'l nnan RfHaOpnt
ranch. She did not, however, rettrrhM
his affection, and on Thursday he be
came aware that his suit was hopeless.
After writing a short letter to her de
claring his intention, he rode his horse
to a clump or cottenwoods on the river,
bank and tieing his lariat rope to an
crerhanging branch on the one end
and around hi3 neck ou the other,
drove his horse from under him. His
body bung for fifteen- hours before it"
was discovered. The girl is almost
prostrated by her innocent connection
with the tragedy.
On the Mackey System.
Terre Haute, Ind., Oct. 6. It is
learned on reliable authority that as a
result of the conference between Presi
dent Mackey and the men on his road,
assistant telegraph operators will be
placed at several stations, which will
make the work lighter, and that a gen
eral increase of from .f 10 to $15 a month
be will granted to operators, while the
office clerks will be given a substantial
increase as well. No operator will be
paid less than 10 psr month. ,The in
crease places the maa on an equal foot
ing with the best paid men on anyroad.
The Terre Haute wage question will be
Rats nnd Mice Hat a miser's Money.
St. Paul. Minn., Oct. 6 .Steve Zen
ga, a miser living on the Missouri river,
near Chamberlain, S. D., discovered
that he had lost a fortune in a peculiar
manner. It had been his custom for
several years to secrete his surplus cash
in a cellar under his house ins ead of
placing it in a bauir. The pile had
gradually accumulated uutil the total
reached over $5,000, all in greenbacks,
in denominations of from S10 to $500.
On visiting his secret hoard yesterday
he fonud that rats and mice had bur
rowed in and chewed up the bills until
they were entirely worthless.
Escaping tlin McKtiiley Schedule.
Oswego, N. Y., Oct. 6. The harbor
is full of barley laden vessels from Can
adaabout 300,000 bushels being afloat.
The total importation of barley at this
port for the past thirty-five days has
been 1,800,000 bushels; $27,000 in duties
were collected at the custom house Sat-,
urday night. Every available craft
was pressed into the "service to getthe
grain here in time. The last ones ;"tp
leave Canada were instructed to return
to Canada with their cargoes if they
could not make Oswego by midnight
The Glcnrath's Crew.
Norfolk, W. Va., Oct. 6. Twenty
one of the crew of the steamship Glen
rath, which was wrecked several days
ago by running on. the wreck of the
steamship Aherlady, off Cape Lookout,
arrived in Norfolk. The crew all took to
their boats after the wreck and reached
the life-saviug stalijii a. Cape Lookout
after being at sea eleven hoars. Their
steamship was bound for Pensacola,
Fla., and sank before they left her.
None of the men saved any of their ef
fects. The Minneapolis Club Sold.
Minneapolis, Oct. C H. L. Hach
and A. H. Griffin purchased a two-thirds
interest in the Minneapolis Western as
sociation team for $10,400. Mr. Hach
already owned one-third of the stock,
so he and Griffin are sola owners of the
team. Sam G. Morton and Fred
Glade, the retiring stockholders, have
secured an option on the St. Paul-franchise
from J. M. Pottgieser, its present
owner, and it is understood the trans
fer will occur to-day. The price at
which the team i h-1 1 is $10,00d.
liirchall Koun.I Gu.lty.
Woodstock, Oat., Oct. 1. The
Birchall jury retired at 9:30 and re
turned at 1 1 :30 with a verdict of mur
der in the first degree.
When asked if he had anything to say
why seutence should not be passed upon
him, Birchall replied:
"Simply, I am not guilty of murder."
The judge then said:
"I fully concur with the verdict of
the jury," and sentenced Birchall to
hang on Nov. 14.
Farmers Ruined by Prairie Fi res
Elbow Lake, Minn., Oct. G. The
greater portion of Lawrence township,
in this county, has been devastated by
prairie fires. " Dozens of farmers lost all
their crop3, houses, farm buildings and
machinery.' and are in an impover
ished condition. It is estimated that
the loss will aggregate $40,000 or $50,
000. The fire started from cinders
dumped on the roadway by a farm
New York, Oct. 6. The Count of
Paris, the Due d'Orleans, the Due
d'Uzes and Count de Haussonville
dined privately with Gen. Sherman at
the latter's residence. The count and
party left for Philadelphia at 10 o'clock.
Weaver Leaves tite Fen.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. (?. Thomas S.
Weaver was discharged from the Mis
souri penitentiary, under the three
fourths rule, having served three years
and nine months of his five years'
sentence. Weaver was an accomplice
of Fred Wittrock, or Jim Cummiugs,
in the Adams express robbery of 1865.
Weaver came to St. Louis with Witt
rock for the purpose of assisting in the
perpetration of the robbery, bat his
nerve failed him at tbe last moment
and he refused to be a party to the act
itself. Later, however, lie received $3,
000 of the stolen money, and he was
convicted as an accessory before and
after the fact, receiving a lighter
sentence than Wittrock or Haight.
A Double Murder for Three Dollars.
Belleville, Bis., Oct. 6. While out
nutting seven miles east of this city, on
the Mazoutah road, Lorenz Karins and
Lorenz Mueteren came across the sense
less bodies of a negro man of 70 and
his daughter, aged 40, with their
throats cut from ear to ear. The
woman revived sufficiently to .tell a
horrible story of crime. She said thev
were attacked while sleeping by an-j
unknown man, who cut their throats
and robbed them of all the money
they had $3, Both father and daugh
ter died shortly after being discovered.
Iffll THE WICKED
The Otterville Train Robbers
Captured and Jailed.
RAIL BANDITS FOILED IN OHIO.
Additional Evidence Connecting; Lingo
with tho Mcrcbautville Tragedy A
Double Murder for Three Dollars Tbe
Husband of airs. Met t man Arrested.
Lexington', Mo., Oct. 6. The Otter
ville train robbers were captured at
Elmira, near here; and are now in jail
in this city. Detective Thomas Fur
long has been .quietly working on the
case since Aug. 1'6, when a Missouri Pa
cific train was held up by masked men in
Robbers' Cut, near Otterville. Detec
tive Furlong in company with a deputy
-proceeded to the house of Horatio .S.
Hines, a fanner near Elmira, and ar
rested him and his pal, Frank Hoffman,
a country sport and all-around tongh.
The men were securely handcuffed and
brought to this place. It was at first
said that five men were engaged in tha
robbery, but it now seems that Hines
and Hoffman unaided held up the train.
While one covered the engineer with
his revolver the other forced Express
Agent Avery to surrender to him two
packages supposed to contain money,
hut subsequeut developments showed
that these amateur bandits had made a
water haul, as the packages contained
less than $100 worth of jewelry and
Mrs. Miller's Slayer.
Philadelphia. 0fc. G. The Camden
county officials disclosed new import
ant evidence toward fastening the
guilt of the murder of Mrs. John Miller on
Frank Lingo. Prosecutor Jenkins says
he has faces to break down Lingo's
alibi. He refused to reveal what it
was, but said the fact reached him by
a queer coincidence. The prosecutor,
County Physician Isard, Dr. Formad
and Coroner Stanton held a consulta
tion and fixed the inquest for Thursday
morning at the Camden court house.
Dr. Formad and County Physician Is
ard had compared notes on the micro
scopical examination of Lingo's
clothes. Their analyses were essen
tially the sanie. County Physician Is
ard said: ''Lingo's undershirt is not
the only blood-stained garment which
accuses Lingo of noc only having mur
dered Mrs. Miller, but also of having
criminally assaulted her. I feel sure
we have the right man." Prosecutor
Jenkins said that the aggregate evi
dence against Lingo was strong and
that the grand jury would surely indict
Persistent Train Kobbcrs.
Lima, O., Oct. G. Friday night, when
No. I train, due from the east at I
o'clock on th9 Chicago and Ohio Cen
tral, reached here, tho conductor re
ported the frustration of an attempt
which was made between Kenton and
this city to rob the Wells, Fago & Co.'s
express car. Scon after leaving Ken
ton three men were discovered on the
front platform of tha express car. The
train was stopped, but they got on
again after it had started. The train
was stopped three times between Ken
ton and Foiaker, east of this city, be
fore the men could bo gotten rid of.
They answered the description of the
men who robbed the Adams express car
near Beliefoutaino Thursday night.
There was over $100.)J0 in currency for
wesreru bauks in the car.
MONDAY Senate: Tho senate, bill giv
ing the assent of the United States to certain
leases of rights to coal mines in the Choctaw
Natioa was passed. Tho conference report
on the bill for tho relief of settlers on tho
Northern Pacific railroad indemnity lands
was presented and agreed to. The conference
report on the tariff bill was presented and
read at length. It was decided after discus
sion to vote on tho tariff bill report to-morrow
House; The conference report on the bill
to increase tho efficiency of tho signal corps
of tho army and to transfer the weather
service to the agricultural department was
agreed to. Senate bills were passed author
ising the construction of a bridge aorocs tho
'"Missouri river in Boone county, Missouri, and
Quintan!, Kan., and across the Osage river at
Benton, Mo. Senate bills were passed for tho
sale of the Klamath river Indian reservation,
authorizing tho conveyance of certain ab
sentee Pawnee Indian lands in Kansas, grant
ing to the Newport and Kings Valley Rail
road company right of way through the Siletz
Indian reservation, giving tho assent of the
United States to certain leases of rights to
mine coal in the Choctaw Nation, and to pro
vide for railroad crossings in tho Indian Ter
ritory. TUESDAY Hexatk The senate con
cluded debate on the tariff bill and agreed to
the conference report (33 to 27), Messrs.
Plumb, Paddock and Pcttigrew voting In the
negative. The senate passed house bill (with
verbal amendment!?) to promote the adminis
tration of justice in the nrmy. The confer
ence report on the signal tervice bill was
agreed to. House bill to enablo tho post
master general to test the free delivery sys
tem In small towns was passed.
House: Tho houao passed the senate bill to
protect settlers on certain Florida lands. Tht
houso passed the bill for the appointment of
an additional justice of the supreme court of
Arizona. A concurrent resolution was agreed
to directing the clerk of the houso to number
consecutively the paragraphs of the enrolled
tariff bill. The house passed tho bill for the
relief of certain enlisted men ot tho ordnance
corps, United States army. Senate bill was
passed establishing n customs collection dis
trict in the states of North and South Dakota.
"WEDNESDAY Scvate: The senate
agreed to the conference report on the bill in
reference to contracts for surveying public
lands. Veto messaacs of bills for the relief
of, Charles P. Chouteau and of the Portland
company, and to prohibit book-making in the
District ot Columbia were laid before the sen
ate. The senate refused to concur in the res
olution to correct further the tariff bill.
House: In the house a concurrent resolu
tion correcting the paragraph relating to
chocolate in the tariff bill was passed. The
report of the committee on accounts of tho
investigation of the postmaster of the house
was presented. It declares tho office of post
master vacant and directs the assistant post
master to discharge tho duties until another
postmaster be elected. The houso passed sen
ate concurrent resolution requesting tho
president to enter into negotiations with
Great Britain and Mexico tosccuro tradestip
ulatioos to prevent the entry of Chinese.
At 0 o'clock both houses of congress ad
journed sine die.
The Shot Trust
Chicago, Ills., Oct. 6. Within the
past few days there has been a quiet
little meeting in session at the office of
the attorneys of the American Shot and
Lead company fri this city. It is said
that all the transfers of the shot com
panies comprising the trust have heen
made. Those in the trade say, how
ever, that the trust?will have a hard
jroad tovtravel, a3 two of the largest
and most important manuf acturers of
the country Raymond Lead company
of Chicago and Tathain Bros, of JNew
York arejon the outside. These con
cerns have the best and most modern
machinery,, and make more 'than one
half of the total output of the country.
The Raymond Lead company of this
city is said to do double the business of
anv other shot tower in the countrv.
Comment on the McKlnley Bill.
London, Oct. 5. The Chronicle
doubts the wisdom of Canadian states
men stirring up a bitter feud with their
powerful neighbor on account of the
AlcKinley tariff, especially when it is
the opinion in many quarters that th
new law is a prelude to a more en
The Times is disposed to agree very
largely with the Canadian ministers.
The McKinley tariff must be recognized
as a demonstration of hostility against
England hardly less decided than the
Berlin and Milan decrees of Na
poleon L .
The News' Berlin dispatch savs it is
stated that Germany contemplates re-
SrisalB if America refuses to modify the
2fo More Knights of Ibor Shall be Em
ployed on the Central.
New York, Oct. 4. The New York
Central officials have decided that no
more Knights of Labor shall be em
ployed on the road and Vice President
Webb issued a circular directing the
heads of the various departments to
make their decision known. General
Superintendent Voorhees says the
Knights must give up their member
ship in the order or leave the road. The
circular says the management is satis
fied that the membership in this par
ticular organization is inconsistent with
faithful and efficient services to the
company and liable at any time to pre
vent it from prGperly discharging its
duties to the public.
Five Million Dollars "Worth of Property
Destroyed at Sydney, X. S. IV.
Sydney, N. S. W., Oct. 4. Fire re
sulted in the destruction of the City
liank building, the Atheneum club
building, and a number of large ware
houses. In addition to the build
ings absolutely consumed by the
fiaines a number of others were more or
less damaged by fire and water. The
loss will reach $.",00D,00l).
Green Goods Men.
"New York, Oct. . Two young men,
Robert D. George and James F. Hafley
of Limestone county, Alabama, were
remanded at the Yorkville court on the
charge of dealing in "green goods." A
complete outfit of green tinted paper,
tied up to resemble rolls of bills, and
$i, 800 in genuine money were found in
Sixty Leper Convicts at Large.
Paris, Oct. 6. Information has been
received in this city from Noumean,
New Caledonia, of the escape of sixty
leper convicts who had been confined
in the penal establishment at that place.
The lepers made their escape in June,
since which time nothing has been
heard of them.
An Option at Thirty Millions.
St. Louis, Oct. G. The officers and
leading stockholders of the Granite
Mountain mine held a' meeting in this
:ity and cave a ninety-day option on
the property to the American Invest
ment company or Lionuon at a ngnre
close to $30,000,000.
The new Union depot in process of
erection at Omaha, will cost $304,000.
One "Woman 1'oisoua.Another.
Rome, Ga., Oct. 6. Great Excite
ment prevails here over the develop
ments in the case of Mrs. Whipple, who
was poisoned by her friend and neigh
bor, Mrs. Doss McKee, a young and at
tractive woman years of age. All
efforts to relieve Mrs. Whipple were
unavailing, and she died yesterday aft
ernoon. Mrs. McKee has not yet been
irrwtt'd, but tho police are searching
Arthur Day 'it Trial.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 6. The trial of
Arthur Day, the bigamist of Rochester,
who, it is alleged, sought to hide his
crime by pushing his first over a cliff
at Niagara Falls, will come up at the
Falls assizes to-day, and promises to
attract about as much attention as the
famous Birchall case. Day's sister,
Mrs. Charles P. Quigley, is the most
important witness against the de
fendant. John Mcttman Rearrested.
Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. !. John
Mettman, the husband of Mrs. Teresa
Mettman, who was so foully butchered
here last March, was rearrested on sus
picion, lie sent for his attorney and
will turn state's evidence against C. A.
Benson, recently arrested at Camden,
N. J., and Mrs. Rautzahn,his daughter,
who is in jail here. All three are im
A COLUMN OF GOSSIP.
In the houso vote on the conference
report on the tariff bill, the only devia
tions from a strict party vote were
Messrs. Coleman, Featherstone and
Kelly, who voted with the Democrats
in the negative.
Col. E. C. Boudinot, the most noted
of the Cherokees, died at Fort Smith,
Ark., on the zlth.
The coal barons east have decreed an
other advance in prices and limited the
output for October to :s,50),000 tons.
Advices from Paris say that George
Besancon, director of the superior
school of aerial navigation, and Gustave
Hermito, the celebrated astronomer,
are really in earnest in their intention
to make an endeavor to reach the North
Pole in a balloon. Although the scheme
has been criticized as visionary by sev
eral influential scientific French papers,
leading scientists in Paris r.re said to
have subscribed a fund of half a million
francs for the use of the two intrepid
voyagers, and the trip will be under
taken early in the coming year.
The leading newspapers of Cuba are
advocating reciprocity with the United
President Woodruff of the Mor
mons in his late manifesto says: "There
is nothing in my teaching to the church,
or in those of my associates during the
time specified which can reasonably be
construed to inculcate or encourage
polygamy, and when any elder of the
church has used language which ap
peared to convey such teaching he has
been promptly reproved; aud I now
publicly declare that my advice to the
Latter-Day Saints is to refrain from
contracting any marriage forbidden by
the law of the land."
Statistics give Texas 800 murders
last year. Texas hasn't asked a recount.
At Kankakee, Ills., Nelson lowered
the. world's stallion record to 2:lli; and
Faustina lowered the 2-year-old record
STILL GOES MERRILY ON.
The large increase in the size of our stove
has enabled us to show the largest and choicest
line ever shown in Lincoln County. Our sales
this month are the largest of any month since we
established the business in 1884-.
mi m m wm m the stohi
This sale will be continued for 30 days. All
the ladies of Lincoln County are invited to in-.
sped the stock.
Rennies Great Dry Gools and Carpet House.
Miscellaneous Items from All
Over the State.
. stone is being
Henry Frye, a wealthy farmer lirig
two miles southwest of Panama, com
mitted suicide by shooting the top of
his head off.
The Nebraska City Packing company
will start up the first of the week and
will run all winter. .
The Silver Creek Oriole has changed
hands, Editor McCoy, late of Risings,
A number of cows belonging to Henry
Miller of Norfolk were poisoned by
At the baby show at the Madison
county fair twins from Norfollc took
The Lexington city council has con
tracted for plans for a $20,000 system of
The large brewery at Nebraska City
recently destroyed by fire is to be re
Superintendent Stone of the Hastings
insane asylum, Has resigned.
A new jail of brick and st(
erected at Norfolk.
RudolDh Richie, a farmer living fif
teen miles southeast of Auburn, was
killed while driving across a Burling
ton and Missouri railway crossing near
Work on the Culbertson canal is pro
gressing rapidly. The canal when com
pleted will be more than forty miles in
length, having an average width of
thirty feet, and will furnish sufficient
water to irrigate all the lands in the
vicinity of Culbertson.
A railroad employment agent of
Grand Island is missing and several la
bor seekers are left in the lurch.
G. H. Prime of Grant had six head
of cattle stolen a few nights ago.
The Dodge county Agricultural soci-
et3' offers a cash prize for the best writ
ten report or the lair.
William J. Mead, a well known con
tractor of Lincoln, attempted "suicide
Saturday by opening the arteries in his
wrist with a penknife.
W. J. Thomas of North Platte has
invented a potato harvester, which
seems to have the merit of being a prac
tical piece of machinery. The harvester
is mounted on two wheels, the potatoes
being thrown out by a plow into an ele
vator wheel, which cleans and sorts
them and carries them into a large re
ceptacle above the plow.
Omaiia, Sept. 30. Clemens Homilius,
a cigar maker, committed suicide. He
leaves a wife and three children. No
Omaiia, Neb., Sept. SO. A tail-end
collision occurred between two stock
trains on the Fremont, Elhhorn and
Missouri Valley near Cody, in the
northern part of the state, in which
Charles Chener, a hotel clerk, was
killed and John Rockford seriously
hurt. Both men are from Rapid City,
W. B. Beck of Tekamah, the nominee
of the Alliance for state senator, has
been endorsed by the Democrats.
Dawson county has twenty-nve Alli
ance organizations, with a total mem
bership of 800.
Editor Meddle, of The Grand Island
Independent, was nuite severely in
jured the other day in a runaway acci
Five brothers named Deal ware ar
rested the other day near Superior
charged with stealing stock and corn.
One of the men has confessed.
Miss Mable Cook of Arlington lacks
but a few days of being fourteen years
of age. She measures 84 inches in
height and weighs 38 pounds. She has
no deformity and is in perfect health.
The young lady is as large, in all proba
bility, as she evecwill be-
Ahre supposed to be of incendiary
origin destroyed the residence of K. S.
Wooden, a farmer living fifteen miles
north of Springfield, including all the
household eoods belonging to the
.brank McCarthy of Chelsea town
ship, near Fairmont, while gathering
apples fell from a step ladder aud is
believed to be fatally injured.
Allie Horine. the crirl that was shot
by Ed Wiggand at Omaha about a week
ago, is rapidly recovering. The ball
which struck her in the breast has not
been removed and is believed to be
lodged in the abdominal cavity.
rure at Crawford bnrned three of the
finest business blocks in the city. Loss,
W. K. Bacon ot Grand Island has
been appointed sugar inspector for the
Oxnard sugar factory.
Philip bcott. residing near Cedar
Bluffs, has had eighteen head of fat
tened cattle stolen within the past fort
night. The Nebraska Tribune, founded at
Omaha by the lateF. C. Festner in 1883.
' was sold at private sale by the adminis
Itrator of the estate. The Nebraska
I Tribune company, was the purchaser,
Matters of Mom eat from All Section aad
on All Subjects, Presenting a Coadea
ation of the Events of the Week Just
tne price paid "being $25,0D0. The
officers of the new company are: Julius
F. Festner, president; Sol. Davidson,
secretary; Joseph Waltenberger, treas
urer The stockholders are principally
employes on the paper. The politics of
the paper will ie as heretofore, Inde-
Kndent,. but leaning strongly to the
Jack Kinney of Beaver Crossing
holds the positions of town clerk, town
board, deputy sheriff, constable and
chief of the fire-department.
Platte and Nance county Democrats
nominated George E. Willaxd of Col
umbus for representative.
A bad prairie fire, started by hunters,
destroyed tbe timber and grass on the
Butch place, near Seneca, and also the
Fire completely destroyed the build
ing used by the cavalry troops at Fort
Robinson as a blacksmith shop.
At North Bend, Dr. Ira Doan's team
ran away and threw the doctor from
the buggy. It is feared he has sustained
jevere injuries internally. One arm is
broken and his nose fractured.
The Blaine county fair has been post
poned to Oct. 9, 10 and 11.
r rank Decker has been named by the
Democrats of Thayer countv for the
The Oxnard beet sugar factory at
GJrand Island started up for the run of
180, and everything is movinssatisrac
XMrily. A dog. fell info a well loO feotdep-at
Sfordon, and was take? ""it uninjured
It is reported that Archbishop Ken
rick of St. Louis is to be elevated to the
cardinalate. He is now in his 86th
year. Archbishop Kenrick was born
in Dublin in 1804, and is a brother of
Archbishop Kenrick, of Baltimore,
who died in 1864. When Bishop Rosati
died in 1843 Bishop Kenrick succeeded
to the see of St. Louis. In 1847 Pius
IX. made St Louis an archiepiscopal
see, and Bishop Kenrick became arch
bishop. Archbishop Kenrick took an
active part in three plenary councils
held at Baltimore. At the Vatican
council he was one of those who tip
posed the definition of the infallibility
of the Pope as unnecessary and dan
gerous to the peace of the church.
The color line has been drawn in
labor circles in the Lone Star state.
The firemen on the Texas Central de
manded the discharge of negro switch
men, and upon the refusal of the com
pany, left the engines. A general strike
on the Huntington system is threatened.
It is reported at Chicago that the In
terstate commerce commission will
take no active steps to.- ard enforcing
its recent order reducing grain rates
from western points. It will only in
vestigate and take action on any com
plaints that may be made.
At Lowell. Mass.. the Catholic clenry
officially expressed their disapproval of
the arrangements whereby the Free
masons are to lay the corner-stone of
the new city hall building. The ground
of objection, it is understood, is that
Freemasonry is opposed to the Catholic
church, and that Catholics, as tax-payers,
are entitled to consideration.
Texas has $1,400,000 in her treasury.
A serious encounter between the
French military and a pirate band of
Chinese is reported from Tonquin. The
French force of about fifty men was
compelled to retreat after two hours'
fighting, losing their sub-commander,
Lieut. Margaine, besides two others
killed and eight wounded. The pirates
cut the heads off the slain.
Charles We are of Cedar Rapids,Ia.,
appointed consul to Vera Cruz about
three weeks ago, has returned home
and thrown up the mission.
Governor Campbelx, will probably
call an extra session of the legislature
to convene about Oct. 14 for the pur
pose of taking such action as they may
deem proper in connection with the
rumors relative to misconduct in the
board of public improvements of Cin
cinnati, as well as other departments,
of the city government.
A new method of ventilating railway
carriages and preventing dust from en
tering with the air has appeared in
France. The more quickly the train
moves the more rapidly the apparatus
works. The air is made to traverse a
receptacle containing water, wbick
cools it and relieves it of dust, after
which it gees through another filterim
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