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About Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 19, 1895)
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY.
OVEE THE STATE.
A sew brick hotel is to be erected at
A Masonic lodge has been organized
An irrigation company is to be or
ganized at Springview.
An epidemic of burglary seems to
have struck Fremont,
Peaches sell at Tekamah for 51 per
Tmkhr is quite a building boom in
augurated in the town of Hyannis.
Hon. John C Watson paid S72,475
for a ranch of 3,b00 acres in Nance
Near Lebanon wild hay is plentiful
and farmers are putting it up while the
The authorities at Plattsinouth are
making considerable efforts to stamp
out the social eviL
The 7-3t ear-old son of John Rhone of
Cozad was kicked in the mouth by an
ugly horse and badly disfigured.
Dixon county is having something of
a real estate boom. Several farms have
been purchased by home-seekers within
the past few days.
The mandamus proceedings against
the Dodge county supervisors to com
pel them to live up to the provisions of
the new township organization law are
ready to be tiled in the supreme court.
Havei.ock has a new hemp factory
that will this vear consume the pro
duct of 300 acres. Seed to plant 1,000
acres has been ordered for next year.
It is claimed that a good crop of hemp
will net the producer S-0 per acre
Work has been commenced on the
big Tzschuck irrigation canal at llur
well, sixty teams having been engaged.
The canal will be thirty miles in length
and will irrigate the best territory in
the upper part of the North Loup val
ley. A H vas nis dispatch says the game
season has opened, but the outlook is
net promising. Duck and snipe are
plentiful, but grouse are scarce. This
is a great change from a few years ago
when the hills and valleys were almost
alive with grouse.
The lG-year-old son of A. L. Green,
Beatrice, has disappeared, and his par
ents are anxious to know of his where
abouts. He has dark brown hair, gray
eyes, one of his front teeth has a corner
broken off and built up with gold, is 5
feet G inches in height and slightly
The Columbus Journal claims that
beer in kegs :s being used to a large ex
tent in Platte county as a substitute
for joint debates as a vote-catching ar
gument. Charley Hooper of Dodge county
dug up a sugar beet from a patch .of
twenty-seven acres that weighed a lit
tle less than ten pounds. It is the
largest one so far reported from any
where. The doctors of Custer county have
entered into a compact requiring a "re
tainer"' from those demanding their
services who have been in the habit
heretofore of beating their bills with
those whose pills alleviate all earthly
Mrs. Robert Bublow of Willow
Creek. Pierce county, has been driven
from home by her husband, and with
her child was forced to walk eight or
ten miles to Pierce. The cause is said
to be stories told by Bublow's hired
man while drunk.
S. C IIrauy of Cozad is engaged to
teach a district school two miles west
of that place. Mr. Prady put in his
time faithfully for two weeks, but not
a scholar appeared. This is not on ac
count of anything against the teacher,
but simply because there are no chil
dren in the district who can go.
The Oxnards are confronted with
such a large crop of sugar beets in Ne
braska this year that they are sending
out circulars offering the growers 25
cents a ton to hold the beets until No
vember, and a like sum to hold them
further until December, in order that
the mills may be able to handle them.
William Worland threshed on his
place, one and one-half miles south of
Chapman, from thirty acres, 3,010 bush
els of oats, machine measure, overrun
ning in weight from fifteen to twenty
bushels to the hundred. This is the
largest yield of oats ever harvested in
that locality, and it is thought will
prove to be the banner yield of the
A buggy belonging to Archie Borlan
came into Havelock the other night
about 10 o'clock. Upon investigation
it was found that the dead body of
Borlan was in the buggy. The horse
had made its way into the village from
the direction of University Place,
which is about a mile and a half dis
tant. It was evident that Borlan had
come to his death from gun shot
Ax accident, resulting in the death
of John W. Drake, local manager of
the Standard Oil company at Norfolk,
occurred last week. A sediment had
gathered in the gasoline tank and it
was for the purpose of removing this
that Drake entered the tank from the
top. He was alone and was overcome
by carbonic acid gas. He was removed
and medical assistance summoned, but
it was too late to revive him.
The letter carriers at the outing in
Lincoln on Labor day organized a state
picnic association, to be known as the
Western Letter Carriers' Picnic associa
tion. The officers are: J. IL Stine,
Omaha, president; W. M. Decker, Lin
coln, secretary; C. W. Milton,- Omaha,
treasurer; executive committee, W. H.
Robertson, H G. Fischer, Omaha: W.
J. Mangen, South Omaha; J. II. Clark
and R. C. Van Cleave, Lincoln.
A strange old German, aged about
CO years, was drowned in the Missouri
river just below Plattsmouth. The old
man applied to the ferr3man for per
mission to cross on the ferry from the
Iowa shore, but was refused. He then
attempted to wade and getting into
deep water went down.
The boiler on the ferryboat at De
catur went to pieces last week. The
explosion did no damage otherwise
than badly demolishing the water tank.
Orders have been placed at Sioux City
for a new boiler.
Bancroft has the largest school pop
ulation of any town between Emerson
End Tekamah, the number bsing 233.
I wk.. ca HMm!a Am Paid.
Under the sugar beet and chicory
bounty bill, passed last winter, Secre
tary of State Piper has made the tol-
Inwinc nnrvii n tments of officers: For
Grand Island, Albert II. Raesor, inspec
tor; Captain George C Humphrey of
DoniDhan. weiehmaster; S. H. Brews
ter of Grand Island, assistant weigh-
meter. For Norfolk: E. M. Norton,
insnecton Hon. Edward C Burns of
Scribner, weighmaster; George W. Mc-
Larr of Norfolk, assistant weignmas
ter;Georcre A. McArthur of Norfolk,
assistant weiirh master. There are two
assistants at Norfolk of equal rank and
pay. The compensation of inspectors
is fixed by law not to exceed the sum ox
25 cents for each package branded, nor
the sum of $5 per day for any one day's
service, and the inspector is required to
rive a bond of S2.000. The weighmas-
ters are allowed $5 per day and assist
ants S3 for the time actually employed.
A bond of $2,000 is required of the
Former Nebraska TTomtn Killed.
At Denver, CoL, in jealous rage Wm.
Rose, a carpenter, left his work, pur
chased a revolver and repaired to the
home of Mrs. Phil Kuhn. on South
Thirteenth street, determined to com
pel her to live with him or else die
with him. In the presence of her
adopted child, upon her refusal to go
with him. Rose fired four times as she
was attempting to escape from the
room, three bullets taking effect in
her back. Rose left the house, but
finding that a number of people were
in pursuit he turned the revolver to
his throat and sent a bullet into his
head. The woman was fatally injured
but Rose will recover. Both remained
conscious, the woman remorseful and
penitent, the man defiant. The wo
man has a mother and sister living at
York, this state.
Treated Like a Meant.
. This community, says a Fullerton dis
patch, is greatly excited over a case of
revolting cruelty brought to light by
Sheriff Snyder. For several years it
has been known that a family named
Knapik, in the Polish eolun3. had an
idiotic boy, and lately reports of their
ill treatment of the unfortunate one
have been circulated. Investigation by
the sheriff developed that the boj who
is also partially paralyzed, has been
kept picketed out like a domestic ani
mal in an out of the way place during
the day and at night kept in a stable
with the calves and other live stock.
It was also ascertained that he was un
provided with clothing of any kind
during the summer months, but was al
lowed to go in a state of absolute nudi
ty. The unfortunate boy was taken
charere of bv the authorities and his
parents will be prosecuted.
Anteioe's Alfalfa Crop.
Among the Nebraska counties which
have become interested in the raising
of alfalfa is Antelope. For several
years more or less of it has been raised,
principally in email patches and more
as an experiment than as a practical
food supply for stock. The results of
these experiments were so favorable
that the raising of it on a more ex
tensive scale has been entered upon.
Last season was a most trying one on
grasses and the tame meadows of the
i ir a . - 1
oral nary grasses euner uieu ennreiy
during- tne summer and winter or were
so badly damaged that they were of
very little use for hay purposes this
season. Alfalfa, on the contrary, sus
tained very little, if any damage, and
this year has been a bountiful crop.
Notable as showing the possibilities of
the grass is the result obtained by
Huffman & Rollins on their ranch in
the Elkhorn bottoms. From land which
was seeded this spring they have al
ready cut one hay crop which averaged
a ton, and there is another cutting
ready which will yield fully as much
more. Others whose land was seeded
in previous years have already cut two
crops and will get a third before the
season is over.
Agent Ordered to Oet Oat.
Valentine dispatch: Reports from
Rosebud agency are that Major Wright,
United States Indian agent, together
with his white employes, has been or
dered from the reservation, the condi
tions being that they will be allowed
twenty days in which to go without
It appears that Chief Crow Dog, who
killed Spotted Tail in 1881, took with
him a lot of young men and left the
reservation in July without asking the
agent's permission. On his return a
few days ago Major Wright had him
This incited the Indians and a coun
cil with the agent was demanded, look
ing to his release. The council was re
fused and Hollow Hern Bear, speak
ing for the malcontents, demanded that
the agent quit the reservation.
Kebranka's Aid I Assured-
W. B. Slosson of Houston, Texas,
called on Governor Holcomb in relation
to the Galveston deep water project,
and the governor stated in substance:
'Nebraska is deeply interested in the
western states conference to be held at
Topeka October 1. and you can rely
upon a full representation. I shall en
deavor to accompany the delegation
and hope that the securing of deep
water at Galveston will be appropriate
ly celebrated. It is the natural point
of shipment for the products of Ne
braska farmers and manufacturers.
Practically half the distance from Ne
braska to New York is saved, and it
means more money for wheat and corn
and the products of the packing houses
and the mills of the state. The people
of Nebraska are fully alive to this sub
ject, and it is safe to predict that it
will not be long before Nebraska pro
ducts will be taken southward instead
of eastward to find a market. We con
fidently look forward to a representa
tion of Nebraskans and Nebraska's
products at the Inter-American exposi
tion at Galveston in 1897."
Captnred by the Conductor.
Hemingford dispatch: Conductor
Dan Colvin, who had charge of an extra
freight east bound last night, saw two
suspicious looking men getting in a box
car at Adelia. Suspecting that they
might be two of the men who broke
jail at Hot Springs the day before, he
quickly went back and closed the car
door and locked it and telegraphed
Sheriff Hall at Hemingford, who took
charge of them. They proved to be the
right men and were taken back to Hot
Springs by the sheriff.
SPAIN'S CUBAN PLANS.
SPANISH MINISTER DE LOME TALKS
ABOUT THE MATTER.
REBELS WILL BE CRUSHED.
The Government Forces Being Made
Kaily for a Vigorous Fall -Campaign
The Insurgents Are Hard to De
feat on Account of Their
Ciaerllla Methods Cli
Washington, Sept. 16. Senor Dupuy
de Lome, Spanish minister to the
United States, to-day expressed the
opinion tnat the rebellion in Cuba was
sure to be crushed, but it was impos
sible to say just when, because of the
conditions that exist. He character
izes the methods employed by the
rebels as guerilla warfare, and de
clared that it would be impossible to
have a decisive battle under such con
ditions. A great deal of misinforma
tion, he said, had been sent out-by the
It is easy to account for the efforts
now employed by the Spanish gov
ernment," said the minister. "The
climatic conditions of Cuba are very
peculiar. July, August and Septem
ber are the three great generals for
the rebels. Two are dead and the
third is fast dying. These months in
clude the rainy season in Cuba and the
most unhealthy for the Spanish
troops. It is impossible to carry
on successful warfare amidst pour
ing rains. But the Spanish govern
ment has been preparing for an
active campaign. The second corps of
15,000 men have been landed id Cuba.
It is probable that active movements
will not begin, however, until
the 1st of October or some time
duriug .that month, according to
the conditions of the weather. It is
sometimes asked why troops are now
landed in Cuba, when they are not
to be called into active service for
some time. The answer is plain.
From the 20th of September
until the -0th of November is the cy-
clone season in the
"w iuuie!., auu
there is great difficulty in transporting
troops, as well as great danger of loss
of life. Before the 20th of September
all the troops necessary to crush the
rebellion will be landed, and as
soon as the rainy season is over an ac
tive and vigorous campaign will be
begun. There can be no doubt as to
the outcome. The small force under
the insurrectionists will be scattered
and the rebellion ended."
Frit ate Assaying Bids Rejected.
Washington, Sept. 1 6 Sec re t a ry Ca r-
lisle has decided to reject all bids sub
mitted under the advertisements of
the treasury department issued in
June last for proposals for the sampl
ing and assaying of imported ores, in
cluding lead, lie is of the opinion
that the sampling and assaying may
be more effectively and economically
conducted if the necessary faculties
are furnished by the govjrn'iient, in
stead of private persons r coroora-
A lilg California Concern Involved.
Los Angeles. CaL, Sept. li. An ap
plication is to be made in the United
States supreme court for the appoint
ment of a receiver for the San Diego
Land and Loan company, a Boston cor
poration with 54,000,000 capital, the
owners of 10,000 acres of land at Na
tional City, the National City Otay
railway and the famous Sweet Water
reservoir ana lion system, which sud-
plies National City with irrigation and
Vonng Full man to Wed MIhs Oglesby.
Chicago, Sept. IC. George M. Pull
man, Jr., one of the twin sons of the
sleeping car magnate has announced
the entraerernent of himself and Miss
Felicity Oglesby, the youngest daugh
ter of ex-Governor "Uncle Dick"
Oglesby. Miss Oglesby is about 22
years old, beautiful and accomplished.
Young Pullman is about the same age,
and will probably inherit about 8,000,-
Gas Woiks Holler Makers Win.
Kansas City, Ma, Sept.. 16. The
twenty-five boiler makers employed in
building the big gasholder of the Mis
souri Gas company, who struck yes
terday, returned to work this morn
ing, their demand for an increase of
wages from S2.50 to 82.75 a day having
Michigan Methodists Favor Women.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 16. The
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church, which embraces Eastern and
Northern Michigan, has adopted a res
olution instructing its delegates to the
general conference to vote for the ad
mission of women as members of con
National Itank AIove Iowa Laws.
Carroll, Iowa, Sept 16. Ex-Judge
George Paine, in a suit in the district
court here advanced the plea that a
national bank was not liable to the
penalties of the laws of Iowa, and
therefore a district court of the state
had no jurisdiction. Judge El wood
sustained the obje on.
Into London's Smartest Set.
London, Sept. 61. Since her mar
riage to Lord Beresford, the former
Duches of Marlborough has gained
ready admission to the smartest set of
London. The prince of Wales has ac
cepted an invitation to be a guest of
Deep Den from Saturday, October 5,
to the succeeding Monday.
The Mora Claim Finally Settled.
Washington, Sept. 16. Senor De
Lome, the Spanish minister, at noon
to-day delivered to Mr. Adee, acting
secretary of 6tate, a draft for the
equivalent of 81,9J,000, drawn on the
Spanish financial agent in London in
settlement of the Mora claim. -
HILL SCORES ONE POINT.
No Injunction Against Great Northern and
Northern Pacific Consolidation.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. lO.The
Great Northern Railway company and
J. J. Hill, its president, have won the
first preliminary skirmish in the con
test precipitated by Thomas W. Pear
sail in his application for a prelimi
nary injunction against the proposed
consolidation of the Northern Pacific
and Great Northern railroads, made to
Judge Sanborn of the United States
circuit court, the judge denying the
The next step will be to hear the
case on its merits. Evidence will
be introduced on behalf of each state
and another decision by the court will
be the end of that issue.
While this proceeding is a prelimi
nary one, the victory is none the less
an important step toward the consum
mation soughtby President HilL The
thorough investigation of the subject
given by Judge Sanborn and his de
ductions seem to point to a clear right
to continue the plan that has for so
long occupied the attention of the bus
Cincinnati Fickle Works Darned.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept If.. At 3:30
o'clock this morning an alarm of fire
called the entire department to the
river front, where the Jacob Weller
pickle and vinegar works was found to
be burning fiercely. In less than an
hour the building and entire contents
was destroyed, entailing a loss of
SU'5,000 and making the third time
that the place has been burned out,
twice while occupied by the Emery
Bros., the present owners, as a candle
llurylng Michigan Mine Victim.
Calumet. Mich., Sept. 16. Every
hearse in the county was pressed into
service to-day to be used in burying
the bodies of the recent victims of the
Osceola mine fire. The mines were
idle, the , miners going from one
funeral to another. In addition to the
thirty killed in the Osceola a week ago
lour miners have since been killed by
Women's Relief Corps Office rs.
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 16. At this
morning's session of the Women's Re
lief corps Mrs. Plummer of Michigan
was chosen as chaplain and Mrs. Ellen
Daniels of West. Virginia as chairman
and Mrs. Ellen B. Aldrioh at K'nu
1 and Mrs. Charlotte B. Wright of Mas-
sacnusetts as members oi the executive
The Columbian liberty bell left Chi
cago on its tour of the world.
W. D. Dabney has resigned as solic
itor for the state department.
San Francisco has quarantined
against Honolulu on account of chol
era. George Rogers, who lived near Jack
sonville, 111., was murdered by burg
lars. Statistics show that American im
ports from Spain include garlic and
The civil service has jumped upon an
examiner for taking part in a political
Dr. Burnett denies that he is seek
ing a divorce from Mrs. Frances Hodg
The Missouri W. R. C. elected offi
cers and decided to meet at Eldorado
Springs next year.
Two young men, named McAfee and
Clayton, were kil'ed in a shooting
scrape at McRae, Ark.
Surgeon General Wj-man states that
the Pacific coast is well equipped to
quarantine against cholera.
Professor Howard B. Grose of Chi
cago, will soon become editor of the
Baptist Watchman of Boston.
Uncle Sam has served notice upon
opain mat sne must protect his mis
sionaries in the Caroline islands.
I he engagement of ex-Governor
Oglesby's daughter to George Pull
man, jr., of Chicago is announced.
Charles H. Key was hanged fer the
murder of Smith L. McLaughlin in
the Chickasaw nation July 2, 18J4.
over ?ii,uuo,uoo worth oi stun was
imported from the cloth manufactur
ing districts of England last year.
Washington politicians are much
interested in the outcome of the im
pending silver contest in North Caro
lina. Chattanooga people feel aggrieved
because President Cleveland will not
attend Chickamauga battlefield ded
ication. The cow pea is being cultivated in
Illinois as a substitute for wheat and
corn, because chinch bugs have no
use for it.
Assistant Postmaster General Neil
son says that the United States postal
system in general is superior to those
Henry A. Soltan, a stableman of
Springfield, Mo., committed suicide by
taking carbolic acid because his wife
had begun suit for divorce.
Melville Scranton and Paul Shuelte
of East Saginaw, Mich., were drowned
in Tupper Lake, near-Malone, N. Y. ,
by the overturning of their boat.
Thomas F. Bayard, United States
ambassador to Great Britain, has ac
cepted an invitation to lay the corner
stone of the Congregational church at
Mrs. L. T. Yeomans of Oneida, N.
Y., sister of President Cleveland, says,
the president would not accept a third
term She adds that he is opposed to
the third term idea altogether.
Bob Fitzsimmons says he will not
step into the ring at Dallas unless he
is assured of a 520,000 interest in the
kaleidoscope scheme. He says that
Joe Vendig, manager of the Florida
Athletic club, William A. Brady and
Corbett have sold the right to operate
the machine at the ring and that he is
entitled to a share of the profits.
A $100,000,000 scheme is on foot to
build at Niagara Falls the most gigan
tic permanent convention hall ever
conceived on this side of the Atlantic,
and the erection of a gambling house
which will be the wonder of the
world. It is the intention to make
Niagara Falls the convention city of
the future and the Monte Carlo of
SHIPMENTS OF GOLD.
ANOTHER LARGE EXPORTATION
One of the Syndicate Houses Makes a
Big Consignment In all S4.500.O0O
are Withdrawn J. Fierpont Morgan
Says the Syndicate is Still Standing by
the Government and Will Make Good
Klg Gold Engagement.
Nkw Yohk, Sept. 14. The engage
ment of Jf.r00,000 in gold by Lazard &
Freres for export to-day created a pro
found sensation in Wall street. The
fact that Messrs. Lazard and Freres
are important members of the gov
ernment bond syndicate increases the
already great surprise in the matter of
shipment. A member of the firm
made the following statement to a
reporter: "We believed that dur ng
the first half of September a sufficient
amount of grain and cotton and other
bills would have been offering, and
that the necessity, bf exporting this
gold would thus be averted. Our ship
ment of gold is an imperative neces
sity in order to fulfill our business ob
ligations with Europe. We believe
that it will be a temporary expedient
and that within the next few weeks
plenty of bills will be offering and that
everything will come around all
right." The firm recite the low prices
ruling for bread stuffs, the slow move
ment of cotton and the fair supply of
that staple already in European hands
as causes for the lack of bills of ex
change'and the necessity of gold ship
ments. Other engagements for shipment to
morrow swell the aggregate to S,500,
C00. Of this sum, $.$,500,000 was drawn
from the 6ub-treasury this morning.
The Hanover National Lank depos
ited ST00,0j0 in gold at the sub-treasury
in exchange for greenbacks. The
National Park bank later deposited
$1,500,000, and smaller sums aggre
gating nearly 81,000,000 were depos
ited. There were rumors that the
bond syndicate would deposit a large
sum this afternoon.
A reporter of the Associate.! Press
called upon Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan,
the head of the government bond syn
dicate, and asked as to the truth of the
rumors of the dissolution of the syndi
cate. Mr. Morgan replied: "The
bond syndicate is still in the field
.mere nas oeen no rupture. me syn
dicate will continue to do all it can to
help maintain the treasury gold re
serve at 8100,000,000. The obligation
of the syndicate expired, however.
some time ago."'
Sub-treasury officials express confi
dence that the impairment of the
treasury reserve by the gold exporters
will be made good by the syndicate.
CHOLERA IN HAWAII.
Kavages of the Scourge Unabated
Honolulu Qaeen Lli Pardoned.
Honolulu, Sept. 5, via San Fran
cisco, Sept. 14. Forty-one cases of
cholera have been reported to date,
with thirty-five deaths. The disease
attacks only the natives. Every effort
is being made to stamp it out. No
island steamers are allowed to leave
port without first remaining in quar
antine for five days. Passengers must
nndergo the same ordeal.
The council of state held a meeting
yesterday afternoon and evening and
after appropriating 810,000 for ex
penses incurred by the board of health
the matter of pardoning political pris
oners came up for consideration. The
executive recommended that Carl
Wideman, "Cupid," the four Lane
boys, Junius Kaae, Joe Widdlefield,
and thirty-nine others be pardoned
The council adopted the recommenda
At the same meeting the queen was
pardoned also, and the others will be
liberated as soon as the pardons are
made out. Howler, Kickard, Walker,
Seward, Wilcox and other long-term
prisoners will remain in jail. The
government will allow all exiles to re
turn to the country with the exception
of the Ashford brothers, now in San
CAPT. SUMNER SUSPENDED
The Commander of the Columbia Found
Guilty of Neglect of Duty.
Washington, Sept. 14. llie navy
department made public the findings
of the' court martial in the case of Cap
tain George W. Sumner, late in com
mand of the United States cruiser
Columbia, tried recently at P-ooklyu
on charges growing out of the injury
t us tamed by his vessel in docking at
Southampton in July.
On the first charce, culpable ineffi
ciency in the performance of duty, the
court found him guilty m alessde-
gree than charged, l he captain was
found guilty of the second charge, of
suffering a vessel of the navy to be
hazarded in violation of the naval
The sentence of the court is as fol
lows: "To be suspended from duty
only for a period of six months on
waiting orders pay and 1o be repri-
mande.l by the honorable secretary of
Dr. Charles II. Hall Dead.
Brooklyn. N. Y.. Sept. 14. The
Rev. Dr. Charles H. Hall, pastor of the
Protestant Episcopal church of the
Holy Trinity, this city, died last night.
Dr. Hall had been a park commissioner
of civil service. He was a warm friend
of the late Henry Ward Iteeeher and,
delivered the oration at his funeral,
and also at the. unveiling of Mr.
Heecher's statue in front of the City
hall. He leaves a widow and three
Ciikyknxk, Wyo.. fcept. 14 United
States Marshal McDermott has gone
north to serve notice upon cattle com
panies and others accused of illegally
lencing public lands, to remove, their
fences. It is believed there will be a
vigorous protest against interference
by the government.
Oldest Mason and Preacher Dead.
Pittsburg. Pa.. Sept. 14. The Rev.
Samuel D. Wakefield, said to be the
oldest Mason and the oldest preacher
of the Methodist Episcopal church.
died to-day at West Newton. He had
been a member of the Masonic frater
nity for almost seventy-five years.
NEW C. A. R. COMMANDER.
Colonel Ivan Walker of Indiana Cl..wn
v.., 1 Gets the Next Encamp"'!-
Louisville, Ky., Sept. 14. Ivan
ti'.u t TrirlinTinnnlis was cite
commander-in-chief of the.G. A. K. and
St. Paul as the place for the next en
campment. Colonel I. A. Walker, coinman te- -in-chief
of the Grand Army of the he
public, was born m Indiana in
With the Seventy-third Indiana volun
teers he took part in the battles of
Perryville and Stone river. . He was
promoted from captain to maior. wat
! as-sicmed to the position of lieutenant-
1 colonel at the battle of Stone River
: and afterward received a commission
' from Governor Morton.
At the battle of Blount's plantation,
; near Gadsden, Ala., Colonel Hathaway
was killed and Colonel Walker as
sumed command. The .regiment was.
compelled to surrender. The officers
'. were sent to Libby prison. Colonel
I Walker, with General A. I). Streight
and twenty-four others, in February,
184, tunneled their way out from the
; prison pen to liberty. Colonel Walker
; was recaptured four days later and
! returned to .the prison, where he re
! mained until exchanged the following
! May- He returned to Ins regiment
1 and served until bad health from ex
i posure compelled his resignation. He
; was a volunteer aide on the staff of
Cenernl Wilson during the battle of
He lived at Nashville several years
after the war and then moved to In
: dianapolis. For nearly ten years he
was first deputy in the office of the
auditor of Marion county. He was a
candidate for auditor of state in IfcOO
on the Republican ticket, which was
; Governor Hovey in 18fl appointed
; him state tax commissioner and he
still holds that office through the ap-
pointment of Governor Matthews. In
1693 Colonel Walker was elected vice
commander of the G. A. II.
SAVED BY A BRAVE WOMAN
The Wife of a Wjonilug Section Foreman
Stops a Train Junt in Time.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Sept. 14. Mrs.
Olsrom, wife of a section foreman,
while alone in the section house near
Wolcott station, yesterday, found that
the wooden bridge spanning a small
gully crossed by the Union Pacific
track was burning.
The westbound fast mail, nearly an
hour late, was approaching at a high
rate of speed, endeavoring to make up
lost time, and Mrs. Olstrom ran down
the track and flagged the. train, which
was stopped within thirty feet of the
blazing bridge. The timbers were
burned to such an exteut that tho
train would have carried down.
The passengers on the fast mail
made up a purse of SO for the woman.
EXPELLED FROM CHURCH.
The Kev. J. T. Lighter Found Guilty by the
Southern MethodUt Conference.
Macon, Ma, Sept. 14. In the South
ern Methodist conference the charge
of immorality against the Rev. J. T.
Lighter, appealed fron the Monroe
City quarterly conference, was re
ported on by the committee. He was
found guilty and expelled from the
church and ministry.
Miss Stephens Mysteriously Robbed.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 14. When
Miss Margaret Stephens, sister of
the state treasurer, went to
the exposition Saturday evening she
secreted diamond earrings worth
S5(.'0 in a chamois bag on the inside of
a dress in the closet of her room in the
Planter's bou. When she returned
the diamonds had di:ippeared, but
nothing else was taken. The case is a
William Taylor Make Denial.
Carrollton, Mo., Sept. H. William
Taylor, one of the brothers convicted
and sentenced to death for the murder
of the Meeks familj says he is the vic
tim of a conspiracy, and declares that
he did not write the the letters in re
gard to a plot to bribe a jailer and es
cape attributed to him in Wednesday's
revelations. He regards it as an effort
to prejudic the supreme court against
the application for a new trial.
Columbian Half Dollars In Demand.
Washington, Sept It. The demand
for Columbian half dollars in exchange
for gold at par at the subtreasuries
except San Francisco, continues with
out abatement. At the present time
there remains unsold only S8L',000.
These halves have never been in cir
culation and have the same legal ten
der and redemption qualities as other
half dollars apiece."
Satolll and the Archieplnropacy.
Washington, SepU 14. ArchLisho
Satolli said to-day that he had nl o
lutely no information or inti;nati.-n
concerning the report that he w.:s to
be created a cardinal. It is Mattel
that he is proceeding with his duties
as though there was no intension
whateve of his beinir rec.il 'ei t.
Rome for advancement or assignment
to New York.
No Marine Band at Chteamauga.
Washington, Sept. 14. The Marine
band will not be present at the dedi
cation of the Chickamauga National
Military park unless, private
shall be found to pay its exrn n-
Jt has been found that there ar
funds in either the war or navy de
partments for the payment of the ex
penses of the band on the trip.
Cuban Filibusters Indicted.
Wilmington, Del., Sept. 14. The
grand jury in the United States dis
trict court has found true bills of in
dictment against the alleged Cuban.
filibusters, including Ralph Desoto of
this city. The trial has been fixed for
Foultry Shipper Involved.
Clinton, Mo.. Sept. W. The nTara.
of W. G. Julian, wholsale poultry
shipper, was closed about midnight
last nitrht on an attachment for
84,700 by the Citirens bank here.
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