The North Platte tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1890-1894, March 21, 1894, Image 1

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IlioF'iL me,
And the Leading Daily Papers.
C. L. Williams'
Lincoln County's Popular Dry Goods Establishment,
WilfsioV tiis week previous to the great event EASTER SUNDAY a new line of SPRING
WRAPS AND JACKETS, of the latest fashions, in every novelty and style which the manufacturers
can make. We have also received a beautiful line of Kid, Silk and Lisle Gloves and Mitts and Belts.
You will want to dress up for Easter Sunday. Gome in and see our goods before buyiag elsewhere.
Extra Special for Friday and Saturday, Mch 23 and 24
Ten-yard patterns of 12 centDress Ginghams, the latest shades SPECIAL FOR EASTER,
of this season, for this special sale for 50 cents a pattern, only nnn .,,.. , -A
one pattern to each customer. 200 knee Pants smts at 51.3a per suit, worth 2. id and 3.30
: per suit.
.All thenejv shades .of, 36-inch Henriettas,, including- black; reg--
ular sixty cent go6ds,i at this sale for 27i cents per yard. . Boys' long pants suits, three pieces, worth 5.00, at this sale for
100 wide Bedspreads, regular price $1.25, at this sale for 85 $3,5 Per smt'
cents each. Young men's suits, ages from 13 to 19, worth from 5.00 to 7.50,
Lace Curtains at $1.25 and $1.75 per pair, worth $2.00 and $3.00. your choice at this sale for $4.00.
50 dozen Pure Silk Windsor Ties, new styles in all colors, at Children's Jersey suits, 3 to 9 years, at 2.50, worth 4.50.
.25; 35.and-50 cents, reduced to one-half their value.
r . ,., : " SHOE DEPT Ladies' French kid shoes and Oxford ties, reg-
Ladies' extra fine fast black hose, full regular made, regular . . , . . , ., ,
price 50 cents, at this, sale for. 35 cents. . ular Pnce 3-50' at thls sale at 2-35 a Pair- ur beautiful French
- - ; . : li : : , . . : u kid shoes for ladies, patent tip and back, regular price 4.50, at
Ladies superfine 'fast black. hose,Mbcco cotton, regular 35-cent this sale for 3.00 a pair.
goods at this sale at 22i cents a pair.
You must visit our store in order to get a faint idea of what we are doings Yours for great bargains,
'. . The only cheap store with good goods in Lincoln county.
North Platte National Bank,
3?aid up Capital,
All business uitiruBted to us -handled promptly, carefully, and at lowest rales.
-a m idding-s;
Order by telephone from Newton's Book Store.
Dr. N. McOABE, 5rop. . J. E. BUSH, Manager.
Successor to J. Q. Thacker.
orders from the country and along the line of the Union
Pacific Railway Solicited.
Farm : Implements,
Wihdrnills, Harness, Etc.
Warehouse on West Front Street.
Tlic Many Happenings or Seven Days Itc
dnceil From ' Columns to Lines Kverj'
thlng: but Facts Eliminated For Oar
Headers' Convenience.
W. J. B H O E K E R5
: Merehant Tailor,
embracing all the new designs, kept on hand and made to order.
Spruoa Street, between Fifth and Sixth.
Wednesday, March 1-1.
Patrick- Ford, aged 94 years, of Rock
ford, Ills., dropped dead at his home.
Indiana spiritualists will hold a three
weeks' meeting at Anderson beginning
July 19.
James Ryan, a section hand, was fatally
hurt by an Illinois Central train at Chest
nut, Ills.
Captain James McDonald will establish
a steamer line from Benton Harbor to
Smallpox in a bad form has appeared at
Braidwood, Ills. Many persons have been
exposed Jo the disease.
Br. Thomas A. Cox sued the Elmwood,
Inc., Electric railway for $10,000 damages
for the death of his daughter, who was
run over.
Navigation on the Mississippi was open
ed by the arrival of a steamer at Dubu
que, la. This is several weelis in advance
of other seasons.
The 10-year-old daughter of Captain "W.
J. Swain, ex comptroller of Texas, per
illed in a fire which destroyed his home
nt Henrietta, Tex., and he was also severe
ly burned.
Henry Meyer struck Frank Swarez with
a club during a quarrel at Xewton; la.
Swartz died of his injuries.
Murderer Hart is to be hanged Friday
at Rockford, Tils., in a stockade outside
the jail covered with canvas.
Trouble in the German Presbyterian
church at Dubuque, la., has led to the
seceding of 103 members, who will form
an independent church.
J. K. Stmt Ion, a criminal for whom the
police of many cities have been searching,
has been located at Huntsville, Tex.
Senator Stewart has written a letter to
The Rocky Mountain News at Denver in
which he denounces ex-President Har
rison and expresses hope in the People's
Hon. E. M. Kinman, a well .known at
torney and former member of the legisla
ture from Jacksonville, Ills., is myster
iously missing.
The case of the State against Charles S.
Owsley, recorder of voters, at Kansas
City, was argued in the supreme court at
Jefferson City.
Thursday, March 15.
Governor Peck of Wisconsin, has desig
nated Friday, April 27, as Arbor day.
F. C. Price, agent for the Santa Fe and
Iowa Central atXemo, Ills.,-dropped dead.
Numerous iron mills in Pennsylvania
which tiave been idle are resuming opera
tions. Half a dozen horses were htolen from a
livery stable at Cushion, Okl., by the Dal
ton gang.
Louis Muenter, treasurer of Fond du
Lac county sinco 1884, died at Fond du
Lac, Wis.
Cincinnati memlers of the Knights of
Labor are preparing an attack on Secre
tary Hayes.
P. T. Gentry, one of the largest stock
dealers in the country, died at his home in
Danville, Ky., aged 71.
Clarence Williams, a colored boy want
ed at Memphis, Tenn., for murder was ar
rested at Lincoln, Ills.
The waterworks bonds of Pana, Ills.,
were sold to Deitz, Dennison and Pryor of
Cleveland, O., for 39,15l.
The city council at Paris, Ills., has offer
ed a reward of $200 for the capture of the
murderer of Max Blackburn.
Navigation of the great lakes for the
season o 1394 will bo opened six weeks
earlier than for many years.
The American man-of-war Marion, un
der repair at Yokohoma, was nearly wreck
ed by a typhoon in China Sea.
Superintendent of the Poor King of
Milwaukee is to be investigated upon
charges of insulting applicants for aid.
James Howard, an American civil en
gineer, fell from a Mexican steamer into
the Gulf of California, and was drowned.
A correspondent at Paisano, Tex., re
affirms tjie story that there is terrible suf
fering among the residents of the Lower
Rio Grande valley.
Henry Harding of Tunkhannock, Pa.,
a prominent and wealthy lawyer, left two
weeks ago for a Grand Army encamp
ment at Philadelphia and has not been
heard from since.
A meteor of the size of a man's fist
struck the ground near where two farm
ers were at work in a field near Mount
Pleasant, la.
Friday, March 16.
The annual conference of the South
Kansas Methodists convened at Parsons.
The Coburn library was ..dedicated at
Colorado Springs with appropriate cere-mouies.
A syndicate of e:isiern men has secured
the natural and artificial gas plants of
Lafayefto, Ind., for 840,000.
Burglars robbed the safe in the post
office at Patoka, Ills., and secured 150 in
cash and $150 in stamps.
John T. Ford, the famous theatrical
manager, at whose theater in Washington
President Lincoln was assassinated, is
The trial of A. A. Cadawallader, ex
president of the Superior National bank,
on the charge of misappropriating funds
will be held at Madison. Wis., April 9:
Miss Eliza Mack of Freeburg, Ills., fell
from a stepladder, sustaining injuries
that have caused her to become hopelessly
The state veterinarian reports to the
Illinois board of live stock commissioners
the existence of two cases of glanders in
horses in Pike county.
Over 50 horses, including stock on one'
farmi valued at 812,000, have hen killed
and cremated in Arizona because they
were affected with glanders.
Mr. and Mra. Robert C. Schofield cele
brated their 64th marriage anniversary at
Freeport, Ills. Each is 82 years old. The
couple has lived in Freeport for 50 years.
Charles Thompson and wife of Damas
cus, Ala., were killed by lightning,
which set fire to their carriage in which
they were driving to church and con
sumed their clothing.
The Wilson line ship Apollo has not
been seen or heard of since she left New
York for Antwerp, Feb. 11. She is now 14
days overdue.
Notwithstanding the resolution passed
by the Brooklyn aldermen, Mayor Schle
sen will allow no other than the Ameri
ican flag to fly over the city hall of that
city on the 17th of March.
Saturday, March 17.
The cornerstone was laid at Colorado
Springs of the Industrial annex ot the
State Asylum for Mute and Blind.
Isaac L. Hill was chosen as the Republi
can candidate for mayor of Des Moines.
Charles Goode celebrated his 100th birth
day at Patteville, Ills.
In a quarrel at Ladoga, Ind.. James
Starke struck John Linkenbroker with a
club and killed him.
The Muncie district Knights of Pythias
will meet in annual convention in Mun
cie, Ind., April 19.
Michael Altfleisch and John Kegler,
aged 15 and 14 years, respectively, fell
from a rowboat near 'Clinton, la., and
were drowned.
Herman F. Johnson, 55 years old, shot
and killed himself at Peoria, Ills., owing
to despondency on account of ill health.
The 9-year-old child of Mrs. John An
derson was bitten by a mad dog at New
man, Ills., and its recovery is doubtful.
The dog was shot.
The police of Otturawa, la., are search
ing for Z. S. Carter and Mary Houston,
who have been collecting money in neigh
boring towns for the aid of the poor peo
ple of Ottumwa and pocketing the pro
ceeds. Indiana supreme court sustained the
Indianapolis ordinance levying a taxt)f
$1,000 on breweries.
William McDonald was awarded a ver
dict of 5,000 against the Michigan Cen
tral for injuries received while switching
at Bay City.
Opera house block at Winnebago City,
Minn., fell with a crash. The building
was 22 years old and valued at $16,000. No
one was hurt.
The court of appeals ot Virginia has de
cided that the entire coupon contract is
void, and the $500,000 of outstanding cou
pons cannot be used to pay taxes.
Judge Siebeck ordered a nonsuit in the
Wisconsin roster case, holding the
plaintiffs were not victims of a fraud.
Gallons of spoiled beer were turned into
the Sandusky river at Tiffin, O., and the
fish in the Stream became intoxicated.
Police at Paterson, N. J fear that the
Btriking silk weavers will attack the
county jail and release the ringleaders.
At the Iowa State university a class of
31 students in the dental department was
Monday, March 19.
The Y. M. C. A. building at Kansas
City waslsold under mortgage foreclosure.
Four children are reported to have been
killed and their father fatally injured by
a torpedo near Coleman, Tex.
A further shortage of $2,000 has been
found in the accounts of A. B. Crawford
of Springfield, Mo.
The court of appeals at Louisville has
reversed the action of the lower court in
the case of George Delaney, sentenced to
life imprisonment.
Mayor of Beaver Falls, Pa., threatens to
stop Coxey's commonwealth army when
it reaches his territory.
The Rev. Andrew Carson, a Methodiit
minister of Whittier Cal., was fatally
shot by burglars.
A gang of counterfeiters has flooded
Muncie, Ind., with spurious money. The
police are watching for the leaders and
hope to capture them.
The Bonacuni case will be tried by
Archbishop Hennessv eartr next month.
A policeman accidentally discovered an
illicit still In the basement of a New York
tenement house.
Atorisoner made a desperate attemnt to
commit suicide by taking Tongh on rats in
court at Wichita, Kan.-
TfcePolIard-Breckinridgebuit promises
rtpco,veoneof,the most costly .recently
tried in a District of Columbia court.
Archbishop Ireland, in his St. Patrick
Bermon at St. Paul, said foreign national
ism in America must be kept in the back
ground. Cooman lead mine, in theCoeurd'Alene
district, Idaho, has been bought by
English capitalists for half a million
There will be no contest of the wilt of
Annie Pixley, the actress, her husband
having settled with her mother and sister
in private.
The St. Joseph and Grand Island will
restore grain rates on all points of its line
to St. Louis, ' Kansas 'City, Chicago and
East St. Louis. '
Secretary Carlisle has submitted to
congress an estimate for an additional ap
propriation of $10,000 for carrying out the
Chinese registration act.
Judge-, D. L. Snodgrass was elected
chief justice of the supreme court of Ten
nessee to fill the vacancy occasioned by
the death of Chief Justice B. J. Lea.
Tuesday, March 20.
Judge Webb has affirmed the decisonof
the city council of Atchison, Kan., seat
ing M. J. Cloyes as mayor.
Mrs. Cornelia A. Spindler, a widow at
Defiance, O., has sued Brice M. Alshouse
for $5,000 for breach of promise.
George G. Baer of Kansas City was the
successful bidder for the sewer contract
at Boone, la. His bid was $70,600.
Julia Burlia was burned to death at
Huntington, Ind. She was playing with
fire in a field when her clothing caught
Sever Peterson, 63 years old, committed
suicide by hanging at his home in La
Crosse, Wis. Overindulgence in drink
was the cause.
The Standard Pottery company at East
Liverpool, O., will soon commence work
on improvements to double the capacity
of the plant.
Robert M. Johnson committed suicide
atSigourney, la., by shooting himself.
He was an ex-sheriff of the county, and
was made desperate by ill health.
The College State Oratorical aasociation
at a meeting at Beloit, Wis., admitted
Lawrence university and voted to hold
the contest next year at Appleton, Wis.
Fire in Gloucester, Mass., caused dam
age that will reach $100,000.
The steamer Ranger is reported off La
Libertad, Salvador, with much sickness
on board. The surgeon is dead.
August Ihm, the new inessiah of Du
bupue, la., disappointed curious people by
refusing to open his "heaven."
During the services at a Catholic church
in Ottawa. Ills., a bolt of lightning struck
and. splintered the tall spire.
Illinois university is to have a summer
station for the natural history laboratory
and the study of aquatic fauna.
Students of a homeopathic medical col
lege in Cleveland, ()., are involved in a
row which is growing serious.
Irrigation in western Kansas is said to
pnfcnise great results.
United Stales Senator Palmer is at his
hoiuefin Springfield, Ills.
Tbeantilcttery movement in Kansas is
assijclincJargerproportio-is. " "
A f tft city ticket composed of women
has: bu nominated by- women at Kear
ney, Neb.
Enoch Ramsey of Denver, Ills., is puz
zlinjktlie doctors, having lived a month
paralyzed from the head down.
Engineer.' Withdraw Temporarily From
the Union Pacific Wage Conference
Omaha, March 20. The conference
between Arbiter Clark and the engineers
in the Union Pacific wage schedule,
hearing was interrupted this morning by
a disagreement between the men and the
officials of the road on certain points,
and the representatives of tho engineers
asketl the privilege of withdrawing
temporarily. Mr. Clark agreed and
summoned the trainmen to present their
case before hiin. The engineers at once
went into an executive session of their
own for the purpose of reach
ing an agreement among themselves on
the points where they are in
conflict with Arbiter Clark and his assist
ants. The main difference this morning
was the same as that which developed
yesterday afternoon the cost of engine
service. The engineers will make one
further effort to "get together" with the
officials, and if that fails they will await
the coming of Judge Caldwell.
The telegraphers continuet their con
ferejice with Superintendent of Telegraph
Korty today without having reached any
conclusion when tha noon recess was
H. E. Sim Married a Teacher While Jin
gsscd t Another Girl.
Denver, March s0. Denver society is
discussing a scandal similar to the
famous Breckinridgs-Poliard trial. The
principal actor in the localafTaii', accord
ing to The Rocky Mountain News, is H.
E. Sims, member of tho ninth general
assembly from Arapahoe county. Sims
for some time had been engaged to be
married to the daughter of a prominent
Capitol Hill family and the date of the
wedding had. been set for March 19. Af
ter deceiving the girl Sims induced her to
go to Pueblcon a visit for a few days and
while there ho married Miss Harriet
Landon, a teacher in one of the city pub
lic schools and a most estimable lady.
The couple are now in California on
their bridal tour. It is understood the
wife is unconscious of her husband's
duplicity. The betrayed girl Imew noth
ing of tho secret marriage until her re
turn home to prepare for her own wed
ding and it is feared the shock will be
serious in its results.
British Temperance Societies Unite In
a Celebration at Exeter Hall.
The Great American Reformer Ninety
Years Old nis Fictnrc Displayed In All
Temperance Resorts Throughout En
Cland An Address Adopted.
London, March 20. England, in com
mon with all the civilized world, cele
brated today the UOth birthday of Gen
eral Ncal Dow, the great American tem
perance advocate.
At Exeter hall, this city, there was an
immense meeting in honor of the veteran
temperance advocate. The United
Kingdom alliance and tho British
Woman's Temperance union of England
enthusiastically adopted the suggestion
mad-j by tho World's and National
Woman's Christian Temperance union
and tin picture of General Dow as he
appeared in 18.11, when he wa3 mayor of
Situation at Cripple Creclc Thoronhly Dis
cussed at a Secret Meeting.
Colorado Springs, March 20. A
secret conference of mine owners has
been held at which the situation at
Cripple Creek was thoroughly discussed.
They are determined to adhere to the
original schedule of nine hours at and
will have nothing to do with com
promise, saying that the matter is now
in the courts and must be settled accord
ing to the dictates of the courts.
The sheriff has put the governor on
record by sending him a telegram stat
ing the serious consequences likely to en
sue if the militia were withdraw. The
owners have also memorialized-' tho gov
ernor, asking that the troops be retained
to protect life afid property, and holding
him responsible.
fatal ".rmstit vrrecK ni iex:ts.
Fort Worth, March 20. A west
bound freight train on the Texas Tacific
was wrecked near Santo. The engine
struck a horse and with seven cars went
into the ditch. Brakeman James Magill
of Longview Junction was killed. En
gineer W. S. Criss was fatally and Fire
man Youngblood seriously injured.
Poi tlan'l. K1., whon the prohibitory law
was adopted in that state, aud another
picture representing him as he now ap
pears, were to be seen displayed in all
temperance resorts thioughont England
At the Exeter hall meeting Lady Henry
Soiner;; -t presidid and Mis? Frances E.
Willard. Sir Alfred Lawson. Rev. Hugh
Price-Hughes, Mrs. Onniston-Chantes
and others signed a cable lnessago to" le
read at the celebration which took place
today at the city hall, Portland, Me.
The following address to the great
American temperance advocate was
"Wear?; profoundly grateful for the
character tint illustrated this spotless
purity of life, for a career devoted to the
emancipation of the slave, the cause ot
total abstinence, and the enfranchise
ment of women and for the courage that
dared to 1)8 in the right with two or
three and held steadfastly on its way, to
be crowned by the action of that great
majority, which gava constitutional pro
hibition to th? state of Maine.
"We pray that your benelicent j-ears
be rounded to a hundred and that you
may tarry with us until the mother conn
try enables her people to put tha liquor
traffic xinder the ban of the law and
make home protection the watc'tv;ord of
her politics.
"Wc feel sure that a birthday was
never so universally observed without
distinction of nation, sect or party, and
we argue from this indication of tho cos
mopolitan character of temperance re
form, its universal conquest when 'the
race out-of childhood has grown. "
During the coarse of the meeting a
letter from General Dow to Miss Frances
E. Willard, dated Portland, ile., Jan.
3, 1SV4. was read. In this letter the
general says there is no tendency in the
state of Maine to repeal tho prohibitory
law and he adds: "I think that a suc
cessful attempt will be made in the leg
islature this Avinter to pass a resolution
submitting a proposal to admit women
to the franchise on equal terms with
InsnrRcnt Successes Denied.
London, March 20. Tho Brazilian
minister in thi3 city has received the fol
lowing dispatch from FJo de Janeiro:
"It is entirely false that the insurgents
have gained a victory at Itavare, or that
3,000 loyal troops surrendered or have
been taken prisoners, as reported in a
Buenos Aj'res dispatch a few days ago.
The government has massed a large
force on the frontier between Parama
and San Paulo, which leaves the insur
gents no chance of invading the state oi
San Paulo. Do Mello is unable to do
Dividends l'or Creditors of Insolvent Ranks.
Washington, March 20. The comp
troller of the currency has declared divi
dends in favor of the creditors of insol
vent national banks in tho west as fol
lows: First dividend, 13 per cent. Com
mercial National bank of Denver, on
claims amounting to $-110,328: first divi
dend, 23 per cent, Citizen's National
bank of Grand Island, Neb., on claim
amounting to $174,219.'Elcvato Their Tracks In Chicago.
Chicago, March 20. By the decisive
vote of 57 to 3 the city council passed
the first effective ordinance for track ele
vatiou. The Lake Shore and the Rock
Island roads are ordered to elevate their
tracks from Sixteenth street to State and
Sixty-seventh on fonner and Stewart ave
nue and Seventy -second on the latter.
Iliushaw Succeeds Roe.
Topeka, March 20. N. M. Hinshaw
was appointed by the governor to suc
ceed Yoe, whose time expired on the
state board of charities.
Senator Colquitt III.
Washington, March 20. Senator Col
quitt of Georgia has been taken seriously
ill. His throat is specially affected.
Louis Kossuth Slowly Dying.
Turin, March 20. Louis Kossuth, the
Hungarian patriot, is pronounced to be
sl v.vly dying.
Orders Have Been Given to Restore Rate
New York, March 20. President
Beinhart, of. the Atchison road; announces
r officially that the Southern Pacific-Atchi-1
son war is ended and that directions have
been given to restore rates immediately.
The position of the two companies has
been put back to that of Sept. 1, which
is the same as that existing March 1. All
differences are to ba taken up between
President Huntington, of the Southern
' Pacific, and President Reinhart, of the
Atchison, for adjustment before May 15.
NO. 11.
The besL MEN'S 2. SO
S iro E eve Xs made
Inquire of your shoe dealer.
Have ihe exclusive agency for the sale of theso Shoes
in North Platte. Come and see them.
Bland's SeJjr.uoraso Knl Fassed by th
Washington, March 13. The proceed
ings in the senate Tuesday were of an ex
tremely uninteresting character, with
out the intervention of any morning busi
ness except the presentation of a few pe
titions and the introductions of some un
important bills ihe senate tooknp the
consideration of the seigniorage bill.
Senators Stewart and Lindsay spoke in
favor, aud Mr. Dolph spoke in opposition
to it, holding that its passage would de
stroy ihe existing equality between gold
and silver, and the two new Senators
McLaurin .(Hiss.) and, Blanchard (La.),
received then: committee appointments.
Washington, March itf. The house
Tuesday began the consideration of the
bill making appropriations for the sun
dry civil expenses of the government and
fair progress was made. Only three
amendments of any importance weio
Washington, March 14. Tho test
vote, which was to bo taken Wednesday
on the seigniorage bill on Mr. Allison's
motion to reconsider tho vote by which
the bill passed to the third reading, had
the effect of attracting a large audience
to the gallery. The senate early took up
the consideration of the bill and Mr.
Teller (Colo.) and Mr. George (Miss.)
spoke in favor of its passage, the former
criticising severely some statements made
by Senator Sherman in his speech against
the bill.
Before Mr. George had conclude! hi3
remarks, the hour of 2 o'clock arrived
and Mr. Harris insisted upon the vote
being then taken on Mr. Allison's motion.
with the resultjit was defeated by28to
Washington, March 15. The last day
of the senate ou Bland'3 seigniorage bill
attracted a large crowd and the galleries
were well filled. The first part of the
day was. taken up with the transaction
of some routine business.
At 2 o'clock Senator Harris asked that
the bill be put on its final passage in ac
cordance with the agreement arrived at
several days ago.
The yeas and nays being demanded
the bill was passed by a vote of 41 to M.
The senate then took up and passed
the bill to amend an act authorizing the
construction of a high wagon bridge over
the Missouri river at Sioux Cit-. Tho
amendment extends the time for the con
struction of the bridge until March 2,
A charter was also granted tho Iowa
and Nebraska Pontoon Bridge company,
authorizing it to build a bridge across
the Missouri river near Sioux City, la.,'
and then, after an executive session of :Jo
minutes, the doors were reopened and
the senate took from the calendar and
passed bills to extend the time for com
pleting a bridge across the Missouri river i
between Kansas City and the town of i
Sibley, Mo., and granting right of way
to the Dnlnth and Manitoba Railroad
company across the Fort Pembina reser
vation in North Dakota.
Washington, March 1C Friday the
house resumed consideration of sundry
civil bill. Mr. Broderick of Kansas
offered an amendment setting aside $75,
000 of the appropriation to strengthen
and improve the river banks of Atchison
and Leavenworth. Mr. Mercer (Neb.,)
offered a sulistitute for the amendment,
being to set aside $150,000 of the approp
riation for tho Missouri river, providing
it should be used for the construction, and
repair of the Missouri river banks be
tween the mouth of the Platte river and
Sionx City.
Washington, March 17. The house
went into the committee of the whole on
the sundry civil appropriation bill. The
pending amendment to the appropriation
for the Missouri river commission went
over until Monday.
Washington. 3Iarch 1!). Without
transacting any routine business Mon
day the house went into committee of
the whole and tho consideration of the
sundry civil appropriation was resumed.
The paragraph appropriating $750,000 to
be expended under the direction of the
Missouri river commission was the pend
ing subject of discussion. Mr. Catch
ings continued for a -brief time, his ar
gument against parcelling out by re
striction portions of the river and harbor
appropriations made under the continu
ing contract system. Mr. Hermann
(Or.) eulogized the contract system for
the waterways of the country, the inaug
uration of which, he said, was one of the
grandest achievements of the Fifty-first
Hainer (Neb.) criticized severely tho
work of the Missouri river commission.
Of the $1,000,000 so far appropriated,
$1,500,000 had been used on the same
reach of 14 miles at Jefferson City. At
the present rate it would require $80,
000,000 and 120 years to reach Sionx
City. The Missouri river commission
proposed to expend over $000,000 of the
sum carried by this paragraph on the
first reach of the river above Kansas
City. Not a dollar above Kansas City,
not a dollar at Omaha, Atchison, Leav
enworth and the other cities up the river
where the Missouri was making great
encroachment. Mr. Pickler (S. D.) ad
vocated an amendment to divert $100,000
of the. appropriation for the Missouri to
the stretch of 1,800 miles above Sionx
Heard (Mo.) defended the Missouri
river commission and the money ex
pended at Jefferson City. Mercer (Neb.)
advocated his amendment to use $50,000
of the Missouri river appropriation for
the removal of snags and obstructions
abova Sioux City, and $150,000 for the
construction, repair and -maintenance of
revettementa, dikes and waterworks be
tween the south line of Nebraska and
Sioux City.
After a few closing words by Mr.
Catchinirs... warning, the house against
demoralizing the'systematic work done
by the commission by parcelling out por
tions of the appropriations, action was
had on the pending amendments.
The first was Mr. Broderick's to set
aside 75,000 to strengthen the banks at
Atchison and L'eavenworth. Kan. It
was lost 55 to SO. Tho Pickler and
Mercer amendments were also lost.
Lincoln Park Commissioners Use Dynamite
to ItcmoTcan Obstruction.
Chicago. March 20. The police re
ceived word that the Drexel pier, across
the right of way claimed by the Lincoln
park commissioners, had been destro'ed
by dynamite. The explosion wrecked
the pier and the responsibility is popu
larly laid to the Lincoln park board ot
commissioners. News of the destruction
of tho pier caused tho injunction pro
ceedings pending in court today to be
hastily adjourned.
Troops Leave Cripple Creole.
Cripple Creek, March 20. Camp was
struck at 7 o'clock this morning and at
8:45 the troops left for Midland, where
they will take a special train for home.
It is generally anticipated there will be.
serious trouble yet.
The Reven and Strong mines which
started up yesterday on a 9-hour scale
have been forced to close down again.
The men were intimidated, the strikers
threatening to blow up the properties if
the miners did not quit work.
1 on ml His Body In tlio lavcr.
Saginaw, Mich., March 20. The re
mains of Leander Simonean, theex-mayoi
and ex-register of deeds of Saginaw,
who disappeared suddenly the night ot
Januaiy 20 last, were discovered about'
10 miles down tho river.
Governor lUcli Sustained.
Lansing, Mich., March 2C The su
preme court rendered a decision sustain
ing Governor Rich in removing Secretary
of State Joachim, State Treasurer Ham
bitzer and Land Commissioner Berry-.
The 3Ules City Washout.
Helena, Mont.. March 20. The Nor
thern Pacific officials report that the
washout near Miles City will be repaired
tomorrow and trains will be run without
JJelsI tun's Cabinet Resigns.
Brussels. March 20. Premier Bear
naert announced 1 o the chamber of repre
sentatives the resignation of the cabinet.
Cold Storage Warehouse Burned and Ono
Fireman Badly Injured.
Ohaiia, March 19. Fire broke ont
Friday afternoon in .the cold storage
warehouse of Mullin & McBlain, at
Eighth and Howard streets. After work
ing abont two hours the firemen had it
out apparently and withdrew the appa
ratus. In the evening, abont 10 o'clock,
the fire broke out again, fiercer than be
fore, and was soon beyond control. Tho
building was four stories high and cov
ered a ground space of 80x100 feet. It
was filled with fruit and other perishable
articles. The fire is charged to defective
electric light wiring. Tho loss will
amount tc upwards of $10,000. One
fireman was badly hurt by the overturn
ing of the hoso cart on which he wa
Superintendent Sutherland, Tom Wade aud
the Colored Cook Are Injured.
Columbus, Nob.. March 20. The pay
car in charge of Superintendent 11. R.
Sutherland was wrecked about two
miles west of Oconee. The tender and
car left the track and turned over in the
ditch, the engin. remaining on the track
and running forward for some distance.
There were but four occupants of tho
car, Sutherland. Conductor Comptou,
Roadmastcr Tom Wade and the colored
All except Comptoa-v.-er- mor or leas
bruised, but Sutherland wa-j injured in
the back, althoagii tiut doctors think not.
The car was Sutherland's private car
and is badly wrecked, and camr near
As soon as word was received here a
Bpecial with the company's physician
and other assistance went out and
brought the injured in.
Wade was bruised on the left leg,
while the cook had his left hand cut.
The wreck i3 supposed to have been
caused by the rails spreading, and the
track is torn up for over 200 yards.
Steadily Pouring Into tho Great South Da
kota Artesian Basin.
Atchison, Kan., March 20. The
United States engineering department
has just completed a survey of the Upper
Missouri river and as far down as this
point. In the opinion of the engineers
the Missouri river is dwindling away
and will in time become a small stream.
They found that the volume of water at
Great Falls, Mon., measured 4,796 cubic
feet per second, whilo at Fort Benton, 25
miles further down the river, the volume
was but 4,331 cubic feet per second a
decrease of 405 cubic feet.
This, they claim, explains the presence
of the great subterranean body of water
known as tho South Dakota Artesian
Basin. The discrepancy is accounted for
by an outlet in the bed of the river some
where between the points mentioned.
These engineers state that eyeless fish
have been discovered in the above local
ity, such as inhabit subterranean streams.
In 1878 similar observations as to the
volume of water were taken by the de
partment, and since that time there has
been a decrease of fully 20 per cent in
the volume of water in tho river.
Judge Llbboy Dead.
Augusta, Me., March 15. Judge Lib
bey, of the Maine supreme court, died,
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