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Placed on Trial.
Kansas City, Nov. 19. A Star special from
Topeka, Kan., bays: The twenty-seven
Stevens county men who composed the
mob which a year ago murdered the sheriff
in No-Man's-LaEd (luring the county seat
war, were arraigned before the United
States cietriet court today. ' The United
states attorney made application for their
removal to the United Hiates court for the
eastern district of Texas. Indictments
have been procured' aga,tiBt them by the
grand jury there. The defense argued that
the territory was under tne jurisdiction of
no court. Thie question is an important
one, inasmuch as it affects the title of the
United States to No-Man's-Land and the
validity of several Indian treaties made
several years ago. Argument on the ques
tion will continue for two or three days.
Railroads Washed Out.
New Yobk, Nov. 10. Heavy rains have
caused many streams in New York and New
Jersey to overflow their banks, and a num
ber of towns have sustained considerable
damage from the floods. Traffic . on the
Erie railroad was stopped today by wash
outs near Elmira. The lower portions of
that city are Inundated and the Northern
Central railroad is also blocked by washouts
and landslides. One freight engine was
wrecked by a landslide and Engineer Dela
ney had a leg broken. Several bridges have
been carried away around Elmira and Hor
nellsville. Lehigh Valley railroad trains
are delayed. Ganistee is partly inundated
by a rise of the Canietee river. Railroad
traffic there is suspended. The storm ie
very se. ere along the Jersey coa3t. The
pier at Lang Branch is in danger.
North Dakota's Senators.
Eismieck. N. D.,Nov. 20. Both house and
senate today gave the entire republican
vote to Gilbert A." Pierce for United States
senator. The 1oint session tomorrow will
elect him. For the seeond senatorship John
Bjm still leads. It is possible the election
will be thrown into the legislature without
a caucus choice, A new candidate was
-T into the field today in the person
of J. It. Casey, of Jamestown.
All Over the Starr.
Crab Orchard Christians will build
a new church.
Bassett voted bonds last week to
erect a $5,000 court house.
The church Keoord at Chadron has
At Monroe Axel Erickson was kicked
by a horse and died in a few hours.
The deceased leaves a wife and child.
It is proposed by a Maryland man to
build a $10,000 canning factory at
At the American Dairy show in Chi
cago Nebraska takes first premium on
largest and best exhibit.
North Platte voted bonds to secure
the Missouri River, North Platte &
Prusa & Son, living near Howells,
have raised o-ver 10,000 busels of corn
At Weeping Water last Sanday
$3,000 were donated to pay for the new
The Omaha city council has decided
to put up 100 arc lights at the inter
section of the principal business streets
in that city. Each light costs $175 per
The Salvation army, consisting of a
captain, his wife and two children, and
a lady lieutenant, has captured Weep
An immense cat fish weighing sixty
five pounds was caught in a stagnant
pool of water on the Platte river bot
toms near Rogers.
While in the Wymore jail Peter Gal
logly of Barneston set fire to his pillow
and nearly smothered from the smoke
ef ore the fire was discovered.
Four deaths from diphtheria have
occurred in the family of Jacob Gemar
of Sutton and five more of the family
are seriously sick of the same terrible
At Lyons a woman sixty-five years
Id has just begun to take lessons on
the piano. Even the old and the fee
ble can get square with their neigh
bora, remarks the Mirror, when they
go it right.
The town of Covington has com
menced an action against the school
board of South Sioux City to recover
the amount of money collected for
liquor license in "Staunton."
Mrs. Conley , an aged - lady of ' Au
burn, was found dead in her bed a few
days ago. She received a fall a short
time previous which was probably the
caus,e of her death.
A second inquest was held Thursday
on the body of James Cunningham,
who was found hanging in a barn near
Syracuse on the 6th, but the cause of
death still remains unknown.
John White, a bad man from the
wild west, played the William Tell act
at Schuyler by shooting through
George Blum's hat. He now languishes
in jail to aAvait the action of the dis
The Minnesota fruit tree peddlers
who recently canvassed York county
and misreprecented their stock in
order to swindle the farmers are ex
periencing no little difficulty in collect
ing 60 cents for a 10 cent tree.
Last week Mrs.' Louis Hicks, living
near Jackson, Dakota county, went to
a neighbor's on an errand leaving her
two children alone in the house. Re
turning a short time afterward she
found her home in ashes and her chil
.Miss Saliie McConahey, a giddy
young thing of fifty, living in Dakota
couuty, was awarded $3,500 damages
by a Sioux City jury in her breach of
promise suit against Judge Thomas L.
Griffey. She wanted $10,000 in return
for her blighted affections.
"There are fifty-one divorces on the
November docket in Lincoln. This i
an average of one in ervery 150 families
in the city. That's worse than tho
record of Sodom and Gomorrah," re
marks the Fremont Herald. Take the
population of Lancaster county, one of
the largest and most populous in the
state, and figure it out agiin.
Night Policeman Feurman shot and
instantly killed C arl Schweuk in the
latter's saloon at 12 :30 Sunday morn
ing at West Point. Andrew Geissen
ie lying at the point of death from the
effects of pistol shots fired at the time
Schweuk was killed. The ordering out
of the saloon of the policeman by the
proprietor caused the shooting.
A Mrs. P. J. Hill, a widow lady of
smooth address and manner, home
steaded land near Oxford and subse
quently took another claim near Grant.
She laid the Oxford land off in town
lots as an addition to Oxford, although
it was rather remote from the town
proper. She put them on the market
at $10 each and induced several young
girls in this neighborhood to invest,
Mrs May Sailes and Miss Dollie Jones
being among the victims. It turns out
now that the lots are absolutely worth
less as town property and the victims
of the humbug are indignant.
North Platte special : District court
has been occupied during the past two
days with the trial of George Martin
for burglarizing a railroad car on the
Union Pacific road and stealing goods
therefrom, and Jacob Shields for ob
taining $60 from the First National
bank of North Platte by false pre
tenses. In the burglary case the de-
fendand was convicted ol petty larceny
and in the Shield's case a verdict was
rendered which sends him to the peni
tentiary at Lincoln.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY,
The business men of Calloway do
not let trifles interfere vith public im
provements. They recently voted
bonds to aid in the construction of a
flouring mill in consideration that the
man who was to build the mill should
invest $3,000 in the enterprise. The
contractor failed to fulfil his part of
the agreement, so with their customary
enterprise the citizens raised the money
amonc themselves and the mill will be
"built as contemplated.
The Nebraska City packing house,
of Nebraska City, has changed man
agement, and is asserted to havejpassed
into the ownership of the proprietor of
he Chicago packing house. Both
houses will pack pork during this sea
son to the full capacity, after which, it
is claimed, the Nebraska City house
will be converted into a beef packing
Hayes county offers a liberal bounty
for the scalps of wolves, wild cats, co
yotes and mountain lions.
Broken Bow's new court house has
Revolution in Brazil.
New Yak, Nov. 17, A private cablegram
received this evening dated at Rio Janeiro
"A revolution has broken out here. - The
Brazilian army is in control. The ininiatiy
The revolution is for the purpose of
forming a republic.
" London, Nov. 15. Later dispatches from
RlO Janeiro fully confirm the previous re
ports'. The revolution aims at tne over
throw of the government and proclaims a
republic. The army supports the move
ment. A provisional government has bsen es
tablished including Renhors da Fonseca
and Be jamln Constant.
Amonv the dispatches dispatches le
ceived, but not yet officially confirmed, is
one stating that Baron la da Rio, minister
of marine, has been killed. .
Rio Dk Jakeeio, Nov. 18. On tho morning
of the revolution the city awoke to hear
the proclamation of the republic of the
United States of Brazil. Seiiors Fonseca1'
Constant and others proceeded to i'etropoli
on Friday morning and informed the em
peror that ho was dethroned. Dam Pedro
was calm and dignified and listened calmly
to what his visitors had to say. Senor Fon
seca acted as spokesman and said: ''Brazil
has advanced in civiliziticd enough to dis
pense with monarchy. The country is
grateful for the emperors' patriotism, but
has insisted on a republic. " Dam Pedro
replied with dignity, declining to abdicate.
He would yield to force, but would not re
linquish the throne voluntarily. The im
perial family were allowed only one hour
to prepare for their departure. A man-of-war
was ready, with steam up, to take
them off and the captain received his in
structions as soon as the emperor and his
party were on board. The orders inform
ing the captain of bis route were sealed,
but It is supposed that his destination' is
Lisbon. - It is reported that the impending
revolution was known to several financial
houses in Vienna two days prior to its oc
currence. Loudon, Nov. 19. A dispatch from Rio
Janeiro states that D odor a da Foncesca,the
president of the ministry, has formally an
nounced the departure of Dom Pedro for
Lisbon. Da Foncesca has also announced
that he will continue to exercise supreme
authority until the"country shall have def
initely decided upon a uew government.
Meanwhile the ordinary functions of the
adininistratlonwill continue under the old
regime. Brazilian securities on London
stock exchange today recovered much of
the ground lost yesterday anc are quoted
from two to three points higher thau last
right's closiBg price. A feeling prevails
that a change of government will not in
juriously iffect Brazilian financial obli
gations. The 31anifesfo.
Bio dk Jakeibo, Nov. 19. The manifesto
of the republican government of Brazil is
as Ui.owe: "Fellow citizens:. The people
of the aimy and navy and provinces have
now decreed the fall of the Imperial dy
nasty and the suppression of the monarch
ial system. This patriotic resolution has
been followed by the formation of a pro
visional government, whose first mission is
to guarantee order, liberty and the rights
of citizens. The formation of this govern
ment until a definite government has been
named has been made with a full regard to
the most competent material. The govern
ment is simply composed of temporary
agents, wno wiJl govern and maintain
peace, liberty, lraternity and order. The
attributed but extraordinary faculties in
vested are for the defense and integrity of
the country and the preservation of public
order. The provisional government prom
ises to use all means in its power to guar
tee security of life and projperity to ail in
habitants, both native and foreign, and
respect for individual political opinions,
excepting exigent modifications necessary
for the good of the country. The army and
navv, tne ordinary functions of the de
partment of justice, and civil and military
administrations will continue under their
existing organizations, and respect for
those holding positions will be maintained.
The senate and state council are abolished
and the chamber of deputies dissolved. The
provisional government recognizes and ac
knowledges all national compromises un
der the late government and all agreements
with foreign powers. The public debt, in
ternal and external, will be respected; also
all existing contracts and c bligationa le
(Signed) Deodoko Fonseca.
; The New Brazilian Government
RioJanekio, Nov 18. The new govern
ment has announced that it will firmly
maintain order. It is preparing a circular
to foreign governments relative to the
overthrow of the "empire which will be
telegraphed to them through a Brazilian
representative abroad. The province tf
Bapia ha signified its adherence to the re
public. News from other provinces show
they are also in favor of republican form
Chicago, Nov. 19. An anarchist meeting
at Thalia hall. No. 636. Milwaukee avenue,
resulted in a lively row last night in which
revolvers were drawn, ai"l though no one
was killed1 two prominent reds,Jonn Merser
and a man named Paiyicarpzelster, were
arrested and locked up at the station.
The National Grange.
Sacbamento, Cal., Nov. 16. The national
Grange yesterday elected the following of
ficers: J. H. Brlgham, Ohio, master; Hiram
Hawkins, Alabama, overseer; Mortimer
Whitehead, Texas, chaplain; E. W. Davis,
California, steward; O. E. Hall, Nebraska,
assistant steward; F. M. McDoweL, New
York, treasurer; John Trimble, Washington,
secretary; Ava E. Page, Missouri, gatekeeper.
A Ghastly Find.
Pieeee, S. D.t Nov.; 2a This morning,
while digging a cellar for a house about a
mile abve the town of Fort Pierre, and a
mile and a half from Pierre, workmen
made a terrible and ghastly find in the
shape of seven human bodies. They were
in a bad state of putrification, and four of
them are presumably those of soldiers and
the remaining three Indians. Upon find
ing the bodies the authorities were at once
notified and the coroner and a number of
citizens immediately repaired to the scene.
On lour of the bodiet were found remnants
of United States uniforms, with guns,
pistols, etc. A sword was also found, show
ing that one of the party was undoubiedly
a commissioned offljer. Owing to the de
cayed condition of the: bodies it is impossi
ble to identify them. :; The ccroner states
that they mutt have been placed there
fully six months ago. - Oa one of them was
found a pocketbook and a letter, in which
us with difficulty deciphered the name of
Lawrence W. Chandler.
Tne military authorities at Fort Eannctt
have been notified, and it 'is ex pec led that,
they will be able to identify some of the
bodua. Onetime last spring a band of
Sioux Indians came through Pierre, and in
conversation with P. P. Robie. an Indian
interpreter, told him that they had buried
a number of bodies that they had found up
toe river and wanted some of the citizens
of Pierre to g've them tome remuneration
for the same, bus at that time the story
was thought to be a fake on the part of the
Indian?. The theory is now offered that
the persons were probably frrzen in the
teiribie storm of January 12, and were
afterwards found and buried by this band
ot Iiidiantt, presumably sonie time in the
spring. ' "'
121st Animal Banquet.
New Yobk, Nov. 23. The chamber of
commerce gave its '121st annual banquet
last nigh t. Many notables were present.
President Smith in his address referred to
the nation's commercial interests and said
to insure the success of the world's fair it
must be located in New York.
Ex President Cleveland responded to the
toast "Our Honorary Members." He said
there should be more business men in na
tional administration. T Many of the evils
of public life would speedily disappear if
business men wou'd take greater interest
in public affairs. Referring to the question
"What shall we do with pur ex-pres'dents,"
Mr. Cleve'and hoped the country would
not take the advica" cf ; the Illinois editor
who recommended that thty be shot. He
suggested tae wsy to dispose ef them was
to let them alone and give them a chance
to earn thtir daily bread in peace.
Ex- Ministpr io England Paelps spoke on
"Commerce." Ia the course of his remarks
he said the first need cf a good government
is the right men to administer it. Better a
hundred times an honest and capable ad
ministration with an erroneous policy than
a corrupt and incapable administration
with a good one. "Is there no reproach in
this matter that business men and the beBt
intelligence of this country should take to
themseive ? The considerations are above
party lines and applicable to all. Have we
not on all sides, m too many cases, per
mitted ourselves to be marched out to vote
for those who are hot-men, but only can
didate!? ' Give us men iaplaces of public
trust both great and email."
Justice Miller, of the supreme court, spoke
on the judiciary. He said the separation of
the powers of government are not as p er
feet as they mignt be. The senate partake
in the functions of the executive by the re
quirementof its assent to his appointments,
and entrenches upon the judicial function
by being a constitutional body to try im
peachments of government officers. The
judiciary has assented and maintained its
power with a moderation and discretion
which has secured for it up to the present
hour the confidence and respect of the
American people,. In closing Judge Miller
e aid he had known a great man whose ser
vice of eight or nine years did not detract
from his high character as a statesman, but
it might be doubted it the reputation which
he had left as a chief justice would not
stand higher today with his countrymen if
his fondness for political life had been less
and the satisfaction with his judicial posi
Thetoa8t"rhe Misstfstppi, its relations
to ocean commerce," was responded to by
Secretary Noble, who made an earnest
speech in favor of the develooment of that
great river as a commercial highway.
An Obstinate Mormon. .
Salt Lake Crrr, Ctah, Nov. 20. The in
vestigation as to the oaths taken by Mor
mons in the endowment house was contin
ued today. The defense introduced docu
mentary evidence in denial of the disloyalty
of the church including speeches of Brig
ham Young, George Smith, Wilbur Woodruff
and other leaders; also in contradiction of
Martin Wardell's testimony that Green was
killed in lH6i for apostacy. The statement
was mado that Green was still alive and
would be produced in court. Charles W.
Penrose, one ot the best known Mormon
preachers, testified that he understood the
doctrine of blood atonement to mean that
when a man had committ-d murder or
adultery he should die, not by violence,
but by legal methods. Witness, on cross
examination, declined to say how many
wives he had. He had been granted am
nesty and pardon by the president of the
United States and the question was there
fore improper. The court ruled that he
must answer, but allowed him until tomor
row to consult his lawyer. If he does not
answer he will be Bent to jait
Left Our in thf bold.
Kansas Cm, Nov. 20. Unless the law
providing for the holding of electionr in
this state is changed before the next elec
tion, the prohibition party will be unable
to place a ticket , in the field. The law
passed by the last legislature provides that
no political party that did not at the lust
election poll 3 per cent of the entire vote
cast can place In nomination candidates
for office. At the last election about 500,001
votes were cast, of which the prohibition
ists cast 5,000. It is also doubtful whether
the union labor party will be able t9 place
a ticket in the field. It is understood the
representatives of these parties will con
test the constitutionality of the law.
A Peacemaker Killed. '
Kansas City, Nov. 18. Edward A. Gregg,
second cook at the Centropolis hotel, was
shot and fatally wounded In the hotel
kitchen at 7 o'clock last night by Henry A.
Robinson, a colored waiter. The bullet
entered Gregg's left breast four inches be
low the nipple. The shooting was occa
sioned by a quarrel early in the day be
tween Robinson and John Davenport,
another waiter. A fight culminated and
Robinson was worBted7 At night the quar
rel was renewed and both men camo pre
pared for a fight to the death. In the
presence of a number of waiters Robinson
struek at Davenport and Gregg got between
the men. Robinson fired and Gregg fell.
Gregg has made an ante moztem state
ment. Coffee Boiling.
New York, Nov. 18. There was great ex-,
citement at the coffee exchange this morn
ing, due to the Brazilian situation up to
11:30. The usual Rio cable had not arrived,
and all attention was centered on expecta
tion of the news it would bring. Coffee
advanced from fifteen to twenty-five
points over Saturday's close.
NOV. 23, 1889.
The Flood at Bradford.
Bb&dfobd, Pa., Not. 19. An Era spec'al
from Sunbury, Conn., says: The Susque
hanna river has been swollen to enormous
proportions by the late rains and great
damage is reported from towns along its
course. At Milton the Pennsylvania rail
road bridge was in danger and inorder to
hold it in place a heavy coal train was ran
upon it Tae train had been standing upon
the brige but a short time when the struc
ture gave way and the bridge and train
fell with a crash into the river. Great
losses td lumbermen are reported.
The Knights of Labor.
Atlanta, Nov. 19. The Knights of Labor
today discussed the eight hour question. A
resolution was adopted to the effect that
the matter of short hours should be regu
lated by demand. The effect of this is to
leave ic with local assemblies to get as
short hours a? are consistent with the dif
ferent kinds of work. The general assem
bly favors a gradual reduction of tiire, but
is opposed to ais-y radical movement.
State Fair Association.
Chicago, Nov. 19 Thewe6tern circuit of
6tate fairs met here tonight, tx-Governor
Furnas of Nebraska presiding. Dates were
fixed as foPows: Iowa, first Monday ia
September. 1S93; Nebraska and Minnesota,
seeon Monday; Wisconsin and Kansas,
third Monday; ii.inois, fourth Mondaj, ana
Missouri, last Monday in October. The
representatives from Illinois urged strong
ly ihat trottirg by heat be abandoned and
aashes sub mimed. Illinois may adopt
this change at the next state fair to ascer
tain whether it will be an improvement on
the races of the past. Robert Furnas of
Nebraska wss chosen president and E. C.
Lewis of Chicago secretary. Chicago wf.s
endorsed lor the world's fair.
Struck by a Fast Special.
Cozad, Neb., Nov. 18. Last night as Tom
Lynch an Olef Anderson, two section men,
were returning homo from town on a
hand-car.at 10 o'clock, they were caught
by a special train running at the rate of
fifty-five miles an hour. It seems tney
mistook the train f er a slow freight and
tried to rua about three hundred yards
further to a side embankment used for the
truck while at work. They were turning
the truck when the train struck them kill
ing Anf5ison instantly and cutting Lynch's
band eff at the wrist andicfl cting internal
Injuries from which he may not rt cover.
Forged bv the AVholesale.
Cleveland, O., Nov. .19. Developments
in the case of B. S. Barrett indicate that he
conducted ' the most colossal system of
forgery in the hi3tory of the state. Note
were made by tho wholesale and deposited
of in all directions. Barrett's opsrations
were conducted with consummate kili.
Notts have been duplicated anywhere from
one to ten times, and he found a ready
market for every set he made. The latest
estimate of the forget 's indeotedness
place it at $100,"10. A deed of assignment
was filed by Barrett s attorney yesterday,
but the aesets and liabilities are not stated.
Barrett is ttill mieBing.; .,.,t r-"" '
The Death Dealing Blizzard.
Denveb, CoL, Nov. 17. After an almost
unprecedented struggle of two week& with
wind and sitow, the Denver. &, Fa Worth
road is !once more open for business.
Stories from the blizzard stticKen section
continue to arrive, and it is thought ihat
when the snow melts away the remains of
nearly one hundred victims will be ex
Dynamite Exploded Under a Theater
Ironwood, Mich, Nov. 19. Three dyna
mite, cartridges were exploded under the
Aleazar theater at Hurley, Wis , last night.
The x plosives were so placed that the
building was but slightly damaged and no
one in the audience ol 4t0 was killed. The
attempted wholesale assassination caused
great excitement. There is no clue to the
Montgomery," Ala. , Nov. 16. The National
Farmers' congress adjourned yesterday and
the delegates leit last evening for xow
Orleans. The new officers are:' President,
R. F Kolb, Alabama; vice president, A. W.
Smith, Kansas; secretary, B. F. Clayton,
Iowa; treasurer, William Lawrence, Ohio.
Vice presidents were elected from each
state. The congress decided to hold the
next meetir g in Iowa, ths p'.ace to be here
A committee mas appointed to report to
the' next meeting suggestions for a national
A resolution to remove the tax on to
bacco and on declaring that the govern
ment does not need the money raised by
internal revenue taxation and that the
congress favcrj the repeal ot the internal
revenue laws and that tho taxes raised
from whisky and tobacco should be rele
gated to the different states to relieve them
of local taxation, was taken up and ad
verse reports concurred, in-
A resolution was offered by Tabor of Col
orado, asking congress to select Chicago as
the best point lor the location ot the
world's fair in lfe9A Kelly, ot Kansas,
offered an amendment striking out Chi
cago and inserting St. Lou's; lost. Ihe
question coming upon locating the fair at
Cnicago the voce stood 261 ayes to 63 nayc.
A resolution favoring the unlimited
coinage cf silver met with an adverse re
port and was indefinitely postponed.
The following, introduced by Drefer, of
Illinois, was unanimously adopted:
'Resolved, by the Farmeis' congress,
that it favors a comprehensive scheme for
the improvement of the Mississippi river,
and the building of a ship canal across the
state of Illinois, connecting the Missippi
ziver and Lake Michigan, and it is recom
mended that the United States congress
make a liberal appropriation therefor.
On motion' of Clayton, Secretary Rusk
and Statistican Dodge,of the department of
agriculture, were unanimously elected
honorary members. Adjourned sine die.
The majority resolutions on tne tariff
question were adopted last night. They
"While congress maintains the policy of a
protective tariff we demand that all . farm
products be as fully protected as the most
favored of the manufacturing induatriee;
that while a tariff protects the importations
of foreign carpets and any other articles
we demand that the duties on mutton,
sheep and wool of all kinds be so increased
as to equally prohibit the importation of
mutton, sheep and wool of every kind
which can, under protection, be sufficient
ly produced at fairly remunerative prices
to supply all American wants; that if pro
tection to this extent be denied we call
upon the farmers of the United States to
assert their power at' the ballot box and
otherwise to right the wrong and injustice
of the discrimination against them."
The resolutions declare that the farmers
of the United States are not called upon to
support the nomination of any man for
president, senator or representative who
will not, to his utmost ability, aid in carry
ing out the objects of these resolutions.
The silver resolution adopted reads:
"Rssolved, That we favor commercial
treaties which will discriminate in favor of
nations which accept silver as a legal ten
der money as well as gold, and against
those which have demonetized silver."
Ex-Preaident Ha yea on the Jury
Nashville. Tenn., Nov. 17. Ex-President
Hayes delivered the annual address before
the National Prison congress In this city
yesterday. A feature of the address was
his reference to the Inefficient Jury system
which prevails in most of the states. He
3aid that the lack of popular confidence In
the fairness and justness of criminal trials
begets crime. Delays In criminal proceed
ings ia these days when wtaitn has such
power, offers a temptation to bribe giving
and brtte taking. He referred to the
Cronin case as a recent notorious example.
R ;f errirg to the jurysustem, Mr, Hayes
spose particularly of tne technicality that
no man can Bit on a Jury who reads the
newspapers. Already this has been ex-
E united in some state and a rational rule
as taken its place. It would be far more
reasonable, 1 e said, to exc ude from the
juries men who do not read the news
papers and who do not form or xpress
opinions from what they read. Ignorance,
not Intelligence, thoula be nhut out from
the Jury box. "Another example of the
unreasonableness of our jury system is the
'unanimous jury.' If five-sixths of a jury,
or three fourth, agree upon a verdict of
guilty, and if the pre sidirg judge approves
the verdict, why shall it not stand?. Under
our republican f-ystem the gravest ques
tions are decided finally, by a majority .vote
of trie citizens, and taese reforms depend
on the popular judgment and the popular
Referring to the question of convict la
bor, Mr. Hayes raaae a strong plea in favor
of keeping prisoners employed in learning
useful trades. He said' the notion that
honest labor ouide of prisons will gain
by supporting in idleness convicted crimi
nals is now rejected in quartern most Influ
ential. He quoted an opinion from tho
official journal wf the Knights of Labor to
sapporc this statement Mr. II fives argued
in favor of indeterminate sentences for
criminal?, corfioiDg such until in the judg
ment cf some tribunal it is evident they are
likely to be fit citizens. If a person is de
termined upon a criminal life the best
thing that can be done for him and society
is to confine him where he can do no mis
chief and where his labor will pay for his
Millions In It.
Washington, Nov. 20. Captain Ledyard
Ellsworth of Hartford, Conn., who claims
to be the inventor of the smokeless powder
which has caused such a sensation in Ger
man army circles, is in the city armed with
a letter to Secretary PrccSor ask'ng that
the powder be tested with a view to lis
purchase by the United States government.
In the letter he states that at Hanover dur
ing the sham battle, 10,010 rounds were
ustd by the German troops with perfect
success, and he desires that three separate
trials be made by the department,one with
small arms, the second with field artillery
find the third with heavy guns Captain
Ellsworth has paper in hts possession
making over the formula for the manufac
ture of the powd r to Carl Von Anderlitch
of London, representing the German gov
rnment, and according to thes j documents
Yon Anderlitch obiains for his government
from the inventor the exclusive right for
all countries with the exception of the
United Scatee, M x'co aad Central America.
For these right Von Anderllcth pays 500. -000
and is to pay $l,l,000 per year in semi
annual payments for ninety-nine years.
The contract further provide that if before
November 1, 1S69, the purchasers should in
form Captain EUwortu by personal service,
letter, cable or otherwise of their desire,
they shall have the option of. purchasing
the remaining rights, that is lor the United
S ates, Mexico aud Central America for a
like sum, (5UO,00O down and $10,Oi0 per
year for ninety-nine yetr. At present the
matter seems to l complicate'. Tao G r
man contracting t uriifs claui to have bent
a letter on Ocoober 12 o.otintr the option
out. This Captalu Ellsworth claims he has
Clabksbueo, W. Yj., Nov. 2 .War of a
new character has brcken out in West Vir
ginia and blood has already been shed. Two
armed bands are now in the fi id and a
pitched baftie is inevitable lusiae of the
next twenty-four hours.
Recently Boston and New York capital
ist purchased the title to 10,000 acres of
mineral lands in Randolph county. On Sat
urday Burvtyors were sent iuio the region
and lound thut it wan thick iv settled by
squatters. The settlers quic&iy divined tuo
cuuee of the presence ot uo surveyors and
gave them filteen minutes to jeave. The
Rurvejois relused to go and the i-quuttern
opened fire upon them. Richard Winnlick,
oi Pott6towD, Pa., fell dead at the first tire
ana his companions fled. Oa Sunday morn
ing tl e rquarters learned that James Sum
rutifie d, of Helvetia, hud been retained by
th 3 purchasers -! the ltnd to tYlcc them by
it gai ineaus. While lie was at supper bun
day tvtfnlni; four shots were fired through
the window ot his dining room and he fell
forward dead on the table around which
h'N wife and children were sitting.
Yesterday mcrnirg a party of surveyors
end deputy sheriff heavily armed started
for the Heart of the difatrici and the news
of a bloody battle is momentarily expected.
The squatters are well armed and are de
termined to resist eviction to the last.
The Fat Stock Show.
Chicaw), Nov. 19. The fat stock 6how is
drawing to a close. .The attendance today
was as large as usual. The butchering of
prize beef began today and will be con
tinued tomorrow. The cowboys 'had a
tough time subduing oue of the wild horses.
He broke tt rough tho fence and darted
about, unafhing thinus grnorally. In the
ring ie proved txoeeamgiy vicious, and
Gevrge Camp Dell vu ro.leu ou aud
Another feature cf the evening was the
riding ot a steer by Sioux Inoiaus. Person
interested say the reocipte of the shqw are
not yet sufiicien.ly hage to cover tne
premiums and expenses.
A number f awards were made today iu
the poultry department. P. A. Bauleit,
Jacksonville, Id., captured the first pre
mium on dark Brahma fowls. V7.ll. Cleave,
of Buckley, IIL, and J.B. Foot, of Norwood,
111., secured a number of premiums. The
exhibits appeared to be nearly all irom
Indiana. Illinois and Wisconsin, and the
premiums were pretty equally distributed.
Slain While Sleeping.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 19 A special to an
afternoon paper from Mexico, Mo., says:
The family of Farmer Collins, who was as
sassinated while tfeleep Sunday, consisting
of Mrs. Collins, three sons, two daughters
and one son-in-law. Perry Kay, have been
arrested. There are some strange features
connected with this crime. One of the boys
owned a pistol, S2-calibre, the siza of ta
one that killed Collins, and t his cannot be
found. Mrs. Collins claims to have been ly
ing on the side of the bed next to the assas
sin, whose hand must have touohed her
face when the shot was fired, and the side
of the bed on which she claims to have
slept for hours wasnotrumpled or crushed.
Startling facts are sure to come out when
the inquest is resumed. The fact that Col
lins was assaulted near his own home about
a year ago, and that the matter was hushed
up when it was about to be discovered that
one of his own sons was the assailant, leads
the people to believe that the effioers are
on the right track of the murderer. The
murder occurred at Rush Hill, in Audrain
A GOOD CHANCE TOJl &XP0LTEBS.
London, Nov. 17. The consumption of
hoi se meat, in Jitu of beef, is daily In.
creasing In Berlin, and it has become al
most Impossible for the butcher to secure
sufficient veritable beef to supply the de
mands of those who are able to pay tho
almost fabulous price which that commod
Constants oplk, Nov. 17. The sultan haa
issued an order granting amnesty to aJl
prisoners in Crete confined for political or
semi-political offenses. This action is said
to be a result of the reot nt vllc to tbt
Turkish capital of Ejaperor William ot
AN AMERICAN LEGATION.
The Fanfulla says that lu Vatican circles
It ia expected that upon the return from
America of Mgr. Saltoli an American lega
tion to the ho.y see will be created.
SIX PERSONS KLLED.
Vienxa, Nov. 17. By the fall of a belfry
at OlaDujfolu, Hungary, today, six per.oua
were killed and many injured.
Loxdon, Nov. 27. The editor of tho
Magedburg Tageblatt has been sentenced
to Htx weeKs' Imprisonment for lnau.tiLU
Below the Average.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 17. Only 80 per
cent of a full cotton crop in Alabama in
reported for November, owing to the al
most total failure in some of the northern
counties. Tae corn crop show an aver
age of 105.
The National Grange.
Sactumento, Nov.20. The national grango
today passed a resolution favoring the eleo-
tion of United States senators by a direct
vote of the people. The newly elected o Ul
cers were installed and the meeting ad
journed to meet next year at Atlanta, Ga.
Chance for Boomers.
St. Louis, Nov. 18 The Chootaw Iniian
nation has authorized the governor of tbo
nation to appoint three commissioners to
confer with Un.ted States Comtniptner
Nave at Tahlequah, capital of the C aero
kees, in regard to lease of lands uu VS
"" m urn-Mi
. A Mineral "Water Trust.
Chicago, Nov. 20. A new organization.
representing over $.6,000,' 00 invented cai-
ital, and including all the prominent mm
erut water spring owners of i.he o uutry,
was formed kere today. Irs ooj -cc im to se
cure protection by legislation irom foreign
manufactured mineral watem A M. Joii.,
of Wuuksbhf, Wlft, wis elected prchidei..
The K. of Jj.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 17. -At yeterdy af
ternoon's session of the genoral rsstia'jly
of the K. of L. only two subjects cams up.
A siutement of the mileage fund was male
showing that a year ago the fund wus over
drawn $S,HHt. That sum has not been paid ..
buck,' and there is ovtr 14.0ui to the credti. -of
the fund. The eduoattonal fund showed
that all the fund had been expended and
plans for raising more, money for thin pur
pose were discussed, but uo conclusion,
The Batbed Wire Trust.
Cleveland, O., Nov. 17. It is difficult to
obtain tne lmide detail of the proposed
new barb wire couibmai Ion to be known
as the Federated 8 eel company It fa
understood, horvtr, that lu capita) stock;
is 912.0t0,C00, uominallv. The plants ab
sorbed will represent $r5,W 0,0(0. Ip is be
lieved enough stock Mill be issued before
the Coicago meeting n xt wtek to the cor
poration can be loiiualiy orit'ilzed.
Among those whom it li- uudoisiood will
be mauaglng directors i Get. C. B amer, ot
Des Moid en; J. W. Gnus, ts . Lout-, and the
representative of oue of the i&re factories
Chicago, Nov. 19. Tbe Ml.iois state asso
ciation of Shorthorn brei dt-rs t-eld a meet
ing tonight vnd dlscuhsed Ihe extension of
the dairy interest anion it Shorthorn breei
ers hid the necessliy of a foreign market
for American cattl. Th jr-si t-nt wa?
lusuueted to appoint st ain u adJre-
the agricultural lustHutMn of Hiunt in De
cember on tbo udVfeU uu .iof Hi-rthoru cat
tle both for milk and beef purjonei. A
resolution was adopttd aktn tbe Pan
American delegates io present the clalm-i
of meilcuu Shorthorn cattle to South and
Ceiniui America and ioloc ous the advan
tages ro bo trained by iaiportino f.ie from
the Unit d Stilus frr breeding purpobca.
Chicago is eudoised for tho oila lair.
A Big Federation tjonti mplated.
Atlanta, Ga, Nor. 17 A federation of
the Knights of Labor with the Farmers al
liance is a foregone conclusions.
It Is stated tho end for which both or
ders are working are Identical, and if asso
ciated together they could form an
irresistible power and what each la obliged
to struggle for united they could demand
and obtuln. Among the v siting all lane j
men were President LtviDgstone, of th3
Georgia alliance, and Commissioner of Ag
riculture Iienoerson. Piesident Living
stone devoted half an tour to the discussion
of the principles -of the alliance. Ho de
scribed the condition of the larmer in the
south, how he hud contended against the
great ess difficulties since the war and how
he now was laboring in the hope that he
mijrht cducatH Mm children. Tah iiu-rtyatj-ed
condition ol he sou'.t -rn farm foui-d
one 1 aturu of ms tnl. Hi jcHiis uittdo
a de-p lnipn-rskm and wus lrtqueUy &p
Pow.ierlj's tep'y thwed that he va
Ihoioufcbly in hvini atuy with the fudtra
tion talk wed Oil uro some phoi upon
both orders. 2j important act'' u vj
CATTLE Butchers' stetjrs..f3 00 a 3 0O
Cows 1 W a 3 00
HOGS Fat , 3 80 a 8 Si
srookers , 3 tn a 3 2T
SHEEP 3 00 a 3 0T.
WHEAT No. 2 Bpring 6 a tT
OATS No. 2 10 a l.r
RYE No. 9 25 a 27
OOUN No. 3 new 18 t 19
FLAXSEED I t'3 a I 14
POTATOES IS a 2u
APPLE per bbl 1 75 n 2 2!
HAY Prairie, bulk 4 00 aOOO
CATTLE Prime Rteers 3 50 a 4 40
Cows 1 80 a 2 W
HOGS Fair to heavy 3 90 a t 15
Mixed 3 90 a 4 00
CATTLE Choice 3 50 a 4 55
8tockers and feeders 2 00 a 3 00
HOGS Packing 3 9 a 4 9T
SHEEP Natives 3 50 a 5 00
CATTLE -Corn fed $f 3 90 a 4 B3
Feeders .... 1 hO a 3 15
HOGS Good to choice. ... 3 80 a 4 15
Mixed 3 70 a 1 IV
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