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STATE FARMERS' ALLIANCE,
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Murdered liis Son.
Chicago, Dec. 1. A Tribune Bpecial from
Celina, O., says: About a mile south of here
yesterday several men found John Tugar
lying by the regains of a blazing fire and
shot through the body. When questioned
about a boy Been with him the night before
Tugar replied that he was in the lire, point
ing out where parts of the boy were still
roasting in a log heap. Tbe men dragged
the ashes andf ound buttons, buckles, bones
and pieces of roasted flash all that re
maied of a fifteen-year-old lad. Tcgar,
whose bullet wound will not prove fatal,
stated at the inquest held over the boy's
remains that the lad was his eon, John.
They had been tramping and Friday night
he drove the lad out to b?g. The little fel
low returned late -without anything. This
incensed Tugar, who set the boy at work
gathering a large quantity of wood, with
which an immense fire was built Late at
nigbt they quarrelled, and ho struck the
be y, crashing his skuil. Alarmed at what
he had done and thinking to destroy the
evidence of his guilt, he flung the body
into the flre and spent the balance of the
time until daylight poking the body with
sticks to destroy it fully. With the morn
ing, alarmed at discovery, he turned his
pistol, which contained but one load,
against his breast and fired.
The Champion Bicyclist.
Chicago, Dec. 2. Tom Eo the bicyclist,"
completed his overland trip on his whaei
from San Francisco to Chicago this after
noon, arriving there at thirteen minutes to
2 o'clock and beating Tom Stevens' record
by Twenty-four hours and thirteen min
utes. The cyclometer attached to the
wheel reeistered 2,777 milea This is 653
miles further than Stevens rodeinseventv
three days. A grand parade of wheelmen
wi'.i be given tomorrow night in honor of
joe, to ne ioiiowea oy a banquet.
A Squeeze in the Corn Pit.
Chicago, Nov. 30. Corn sold away up on
the market yesterday. The November op
tion started in at 34 cents and advanced
ceEts during the first hour. By
11 :oi the price had advanced to 55 cants.
Ihe squeeze was headed by shippers for
isew lork and other eastern markets, and
is eaid to have caught "Old Hutch" imd
most of the smaller buyers.
Fire at Fremont.
Fremont opecial : The most disas
trous fire in the history of Fremont
occurred at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning,
resulting in the entire loss of the line
two story brick block belonging to
Franklin Ward of New York city, to
gether with its contents. The build
ing was occupied by Goldgraber Bros.,
dry goods, and N. Tampler, clothing,
each being among the heaviest mer
chants in the city. It is thought the
origin of the fire was from the explo
sion of a lamp which was let burning
in Goldgraber'a store. Both the pro
prietors and two or three clerks were
sleeping in the second story and their
first knowledge of danger was when
they wero wakened by the stifling
scioke. The fire had gained such
headway before being discovered that
it was impossible to put it out, though
the fire department did good work in
confining it to the one building. The
loss is estimated to be from $50,000 to
$GO,000, of which aoouc $9,000 was on
the building and from $20,000 fo $25,
000 on the stock of each of the firms.
An Elephant on a Rampage.
West Point special : The usual loun
gers at tne depot Thursday morning
were more than ordinarily surprised
when the up-freight train, No. 4,
backed in on the sidetrack and ail
hands were called to assist in unload
ing the local freight. To the great
surprise of all, Station Agent Drebert
called for one elephant. All was com
motion at once, but the animal was
safely landed on the platform and wdrd
sent immediately to Messrs. Sonnen
schein & Valentine, the parties to
whom tbe animal was billed, to come
and receive their freight. Sonnenschein
repaired to the depot and was lost in
admiration of the fine points of the ani
mal, but when the freight bill was pre
sented, which was about $500, refused
to pay the same. Word was at once
sent to headquarters at Omaha to find
out what was to be done. In the
meantime the elephant had broken out
of the crate in which he had been con
fined and had started up tbo principal
street of the city. His first objective
point was a livery stable, which front
ed on the street, evidently in search of
a Thanksgiving dinner. From here he
made a raid upon the front of Craw
ford & Draho's new brick block, smash
ing in the entire plate glass front.
Crossing the street he entered the drug
store of Thompson Bros, and demol
ished one entire side of their elegant
store building. His career of demol
ishing was stopped here. Cons of
rope were . . thro wn arouud Jbim and, J
followed by the entire populace of the
town, -was led back to the depot in
triumph. It seems that Sonnenschein
& Valentine had ordered the anfmal
for advertising purposes some time last
spring, but not hearing from their
order, had given up all thoughts of
ever receiving him, and are not pre
pared to care for him. In the mean
time Agent Drebert is anxiously await
ing orders from headquarters, while
sixteen men are employed for the night
to gr-ard the animal.
Wod was sent to the agent here to
hold the elephant received yesterday
until all charges are paid. He at o ce
sent word to the people to keep their
children at home and ordered forty tons
of hay and three hundred bushels of
corn. A petition is being circulated
asking the governor to order the ani
mal removed from this vicinity. La3t
night about 12 o'clock the fire bell rang
and the people turned out in force, but
upon examination it was found that it
was nothing but an electric disturb
ance in the elephant's hair. At the
same time all of the electric lights in
town went out. The people are anx
iously awaiting the next freak.
All Over the State.
Gushing, the democratic nominee for
mayor of Omaha, was elected by about
A move is being made at Sidney to
secure the erection of an extensive but
ter and cheese factory.
Jake Elvers of Fremont was assess-
j ed $84 for dispensing poker chips and
enticing minors to gamble.
A mighty mathematical wonder has
just figured out that the real estate
transfers of Fillmore county for the
past three 3 ears foot up to a round
million of dollars.
The letter found in a bottle on a sand
bar near Plattsmouth, supposed, to
have been written April 4 by an
Omaha man just before committing
suicide, turns out to be a fake.
An industrial school where common
sewing, knitting and darning is taught
has been opened at Beatrice. The at
tendance of girls from three to forty
years is solicited.
Joseph Corrigan, an incorrigible of
Plattsmouth, has been taken to the
Kearney reform school.
David Landrigan, the young man
who was accidentally shot through the
lungs while out hunting near Alliance,
died Saturday from the effects of the
Charles Landholm was struck by a
locomotive while crossing a bridge
near Ashland and knocked into the
stream below. Besides a severe shak
ing up he was uninjured.
Messrs. Sager, Bawerman and Booth
of Fremont each had a child bitten by
a supposed mad dog. They have con
suited pnysicians ana win take every
known precaution against hydropho
The Hastings hole in the ground is
now below the salt strata, which is es
timated at fifty-five feet in thickness,
and the drill is now working in sand
rock similar to that overlying the east
em oil fields. 1
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATURDAY,
An Edgar firm advertises to give a
sack of flour with every 50-cent can of
taking powder. The Times of that
city well says that the profit on bak
ing powder must be very large or tne
quality of the flour very power.
The Sisters of Visitation academy at
Hastings has been completed and prep
arations are being made for its occu
pancy. The structure is three stories
high, 60x184 feet, constructed of Colo
rado sandstone and is considered an
important acquisition to tht city.
During the past week several acci
dents occurred at O gal all a. John Eick-
berg received a broken leg and arm
while handling cattle, A. Fisher fell
from his wagon, breaking his arm, and
J. M. McCarthy had a cellar bone
broken by his horse falling on him.
While Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Yost
were returning to their home five miles
southeast of Harvard, the team be
came unmanageble and .threw the oc
cupants from the wagon, Mrs. Yost
striking upon her head and shoulders,
inflicting injuries which caused her
death three days later. The deceased
was only twenty years of age and had
been married less than a year.
A dispatch says When Superin
tendent Backus took charge of the
Genoa Indian school he fourd it in
about as bad shape as it well could be.
Nearly one-half the pupils' time expired
the following June and the school was
so nearly bankrupt that he had to put
the employes on half pay and also sell
off stock, etc., to pay the running ex
penses for the rest of that fiscal year.
But he was evidently the right man in
the right place, for although he has
had charge of the school but ab.ut nine
months, he has doubled the quota, suc
ceeded in getting the school graded
and a high school established, a grade
in which only four schools in the coun
try enjoyy and thus in nine months he
has succeeded in taking the school
from a fourth place and placing it in
the front rank. A large number of
building are to be built to accommo
date the increase of pupils the coming
season. Mr. Backus deserves great
credit for lm untiring efforts in behalf
of the school, as all this has been ac
complished by hard and persistent
school now has over 350
Burned to Death.
Phiiadeijhia, Pa., Dec. 2 The bakery of
Gu&tave Gross of this city was totally
burned at 3 o'clock this morning. Gross
escaped fxom the flames half dressed, but
his wife and four children were burned to
death. Tneir bodies have bsen found in
the rains. Another f ainUy consisting of
three persons occupied a rear portion of
the house and were rescued with difficulty
by the firemen. They were removed to the
hospital and are eaid to be in a precarious
A Terrible C clone.
NawYoek, Nov. 29. A Charlotte, N. C.,
special says a destructive cyclone passed
over a portion of Buford county yesterday,
doing great damage. The residence of a
farmer near Washington, the county seat,
was blown down and the whole famuy,c3u
sisting of the father, mother and four chil
dren, were instantly killed. A factory near
Washington was blown down and two per
sons kiiled, while a dozsn others received
serious injuries. The reports are very
meagre and i& is impossible yet to get ail
the names of the killed.
No Help Wanted.
Takkton, S. D.t Dec 1. Large quanties of
flour, clothing and provisions have been
contributed in this city to aid tho drouth
suffers in Sanborn and Miller counties.
South Dakota people are abundantly able
to take care of their few drouth sufferers
and will do it, and they brand as infamous
the falsehoods being circulated in the east
about the total crop failure and the univer
sal starvation in Dakota. Large shipments
of hogs, cattle and sheep are going east
from here daily, and the Yankton fl uring
mill makes frequent shipment of flour to
Earope direct InlSSOthe Dakota Wheat
crop was 44, 00,000 bushels, corn 23,000,000
bushels, oats 22,COO,O00 bushels, potatoes
4,010,000, enough of all to keep the people
and to spare.
Let the eastern money bags look out for
the starving poor of their own communi
ties and Dakota will take care 01 nerseir.
He ttot the Whisky.
Kansas City, Nov. 3 Rsv. H. H. Russell
of this city went to Kansas City, Kan., Mon
day evening to deliver a lecture at Ban
croft's tabernacle. The reverend gentle
man having learned that it was possible to
purchase liquor In a prohibition town, ex
perimented somewhat. Stepping into a
grocery house on Minnesota avenue he
asKea it he could get the desired article,
and was furnished with a balf pint. The
next place visited was a blacksmith shop.
Here he was tola he could get whisky if be
had money with whieh to nav for it. He
put uplhis fifty cents and got another half
pint a snort distance up tne avenue he
stepped into a well known restaurant and
bought another half pint.
Mr. Kussen s purcnases are all on exhibi
tion at the tabernacle, labeled with the
name and place of fcuiness of the seller.
An Independent Movement.
Buffalo, N. Y.,Dec. 1. "Has the rumored
removal of the Washburn-Crcseby mill
from Minneapolis to Buffalo, as contem
plated, anything to do with the Niagara
River company, which was incorporated to
construct a tunnel from Buffalo to Niagara
Palls in order to utilize the current tf
Niagara?" was asked General Jewett, one
of the incorporators, this evening by a
United press reporter.
"No. it is an entirely independent move
ment." When questioned as to the probable cost
of the tunnel project Mr. Jewett said the
company had estimated the cost as $4,000,
000 and that the money would be raised in
the east within four months' time. Mr.
Jewett added that the route had been
selected and plans for tie tunnel prepared.
They Curried Him.
Indianapolis, Nov. 30. A special from
Jeffersonville says the Harrison county
white caps arc at work again. Their latest
victim was a worthless fellow who worked
a broken-down old horae incessantly with
little feed. The white caps caught him,
hitched him up and made him do his
horEe's work one whole night. When they
brought him back to the stable he endeav
ored to be facetious and remarked that he
always curried his horse after working
hin-. The obliging white caps took him at
his word and with the coarsest curry comb
they could find in the stable groomed the
unfortunate wretch's back until the bloo t
Washington, Dec. 2. After the swearing
in of the new senators the senate at 12:85
There was little or no excitement attend
ing the opening of the fifty. first congress
on the senate side of the capitol. Public
curiosity seemed to be largely with the
house side. Several of the foreign deleg
ates to the maritime and Panama confer
ence and a number of ladies occupied
seats in the diplomatic gallery. Sir Julian
Pauncefote, British minister, and Admiral
Kozinkoff of Russia were among those
present. Tbl interest on the floor was de
voted largely t the senators from the new
states They had had seats assigned to
them on the republican side of the cham
ber. On the democratic side are two Beats
so far unassigned.
Washington, Dec. S. The reading of the
presidents message was concluded at half
past one, having occupied an hour and
twenty-five minutes. It was listened to
with apparently close attention by senat
ors on both Bides of the house. On motion
of Sherman it was laid, on the table aid
ordered printed. The senate then at 1:30
adjourned till tomorrow.
Washington, Deo 4 The credentials of
Messrs. Pierce and Casey as ssnalors from
North Dakota were presented, read and
placed on file. The two senators the a ad
vanced to the desk and took the oath of
office. . ; -
Various executivr reports and communi
cations were presented and referred to the
appropriate committees. Several petitions
were also presented and referred, among
them the following: ;
By Cullom for the Short Horn Producers'
association, in favor of subsidies for e team
ships to SDuth and Central America and in
favor of Chicago as the site for the next
world's fair in 19A v
By Cockrell, of the Kansas City commer
cial exchange, in favor of SC. Louis as the
site for tbe world's fair, with Chicago as
second choice; also in favor of a 1 cent let
ter postaee. I r
Manderson of Nebraska to increase the
efficiency of the infantry of the army, pro
viding that each regiment shall consist of
twelve companies, with certain specified
officers, and increasing the number of en
listed men to 30,000.
Manderson of Nebraska, providing for
the payment of iorfeiture of lands not
patented or paid for of the Pawnee reser
vation of Nebraska; directpigthe secretary
of the interior to file and proceed to the
consideration of all claims for Indian
depredations, whether they were sub
mitted before or after the act of March
v, 1SS9; the bill introduced by him in the
last congress to prevent tho summary can
cellation of pension certificates and to pro
vide for hearing in cases relating thereto
with slight modifications; requiring trans
cripts of judgments obtained in United
States courts to be filed with county officers
having charge of records in certain cases;
requiring Uniied Scates circuit and district
judges to Instruct juices in writing in cer
tain cases . . ; '
Paddock cf Nebraska, to provide poetof
fice buildings at places where the receipts
for three years preceding have exceeded
$4,00. annually; relieving the railway mail
service from the operation of the civil ser
vic3 law; to proviue for the disposal of the
Fort Sedgwick military reservation in Col
orado and Nebraska under the homestead
law; to amend the national banking law so
as to provide for the organization of na
tional banks with less capital than $50,000.
The following public building bills were
introduced cniong others; By Senator
Spooner, building at Eau Claire, Wis. , $100,
000; Manderson, Hastings, Neb., $300,000,
and Norfolk, Neb., 20O,OU0; Vest, Kansas
Citv,. $2,500.C0C; Ingalle, Atchison, Kis.,
Washington, Dec. 2. At 12 o'clock, sharp,
the clerk called the house to order and pro
ceeded to read the roll of members. The
roll call showed the presence of 327 mem
bers, three absentees, being O'Neal of
Indiana, Randall of Pennsylvania and
Whitehorne of Tenncs3ee. More than a
quorum having been disclosed, nomina
tions for speaker were in order, and Reed
was placed in nomination by Henderson of
Illinois. Mention of Reed's name was the
signal for applause from the republican
tide, wl ich wao renewed by the democrats
when McCreary of Kentucky nominated
Carlisle for that position. The vote result
ed, Reed 166, Carlisle 154. Reed having
been declared elected speaker was escorted
t the chair by Meeys. McKinley and Car
lisle, and the oath of office administered.
On assuming the chair Speaker Reed made
a short speech thnnkiog the members for
the high honor bestowed upon him. In
closing he paid : To the end that I may be
successful in carrying oat tout wishes I
invoke your considerate judgement and
the cordial aid of all members of. thin
house." (Long and continued applause)
The next step in the organization of the
house was the swearing in of the members
elect, the oath being administered by the
Faced a Fearful Doom.
MrxNEAPcios, Nov. 30. The Tribune
building is burning. Sevaral lives are lost.
At least six men are killed. Those known
to be dead are Harry Colwoll and Mc-
Cutcheon, printers in the Tribune compos
ing room, who were killed by lumping.
Professor Olsen, president of the Vermil
lion, Dak., university, who was in one of
the editorial rooms on the sixth floor, fell
from the fire escape and was Instantly
killed. He was spending his Thanksgiving
here with his brother and made a friendly
call on a friend connectd with the Tribune.
One unknown man lies in Circle r's drug
store. He prcbably worked on the Eixth
floor of the building.
Minneapolis, Dec 1. All night long the
steamers threw water on the burning and
smoking ruins of the Tribune building
without cessation The force that was on
1 duty during the night was relieved by an
other, and tne good work went on uncaas
ingJy. A few spectators stood around the
entire night and as soon as light began to
dawn in the east others came, so that as
early as b o'clock there was a considerable
crowd on hand. Dark and forbidding the
walls of the wrecked building loomed up
in the gray light of early dawn, and as the
spectators gazadupon them the awful fact
that frerzled human beings, half stifled
with smoke and Binged with flames, hod
but a few hours before made the death
plunge from the giddy height to the hard.
cruel stone pavement below, seemed to
dawn upon them afresh with all its terri
Charles A. Smith, the elevator man on
the night service,did very creditable work.
Ha was a new man, having only been in the
place since the first of the week. After the
fire broke out he made five trips, the last
when the shaft was actually on fire, and
saved a number of people. Smith says he
smelled the fire for three-quarters of an
hour before he could find its location.
After looking on all the floors he finally
felt the heat on the third floor and was
about to break in the door of the fateful
room when the transom burst and the
flames sprang up. He is confident that the
fire c riginated in E. A. Harmon's office, and
worked through two partitions before
breaking into the hallway, but this seems
well nigh impossible. Smith is sure that
more people were burned than have been
reported. He savs that about five mlnnten
before the fire was discovered he carried a
heavy. dark complexioned lady to the
sixth noor. bhe asked for the editorial
roomc or the Pioneer-Press. He did not
tate ner Dack in the elevator, and he is
sure she could not have gone down the
stairway. Smith also eays that a tall young
man, with a black moustache shot himself
DEC 7, 1889.
on the seventh 11 ior near the composing
room door. Smita was up ou his last trip
and called to tbe young man to come into
elevator, but Jre emed lazt by the heat
and smobe and deliberataly drew a revol
ver and fireu into tuo v u had, failing, as
8mith supposes, quite dead. Just before
he fired the shoo he exclaimed: "My God,
my wife and" Then the bullet did its
The list of the dead Brilton P:ckett, as
sistant city ditor or the Pioneer-Preea
James P. Igoe, Associated ipress operator.
Edward Oben, president of the university
of South Dikota at Vermillion.
Jerry Jenktnson, a printer.
Robert McCatcheon, a printer.
W. H. MiUman, commercial editor cf the
Walter E. Mle, operator and vgent of
tbe Associated press.
The Injured William Lawn, printer,
burned ou hands and face.
CL E Andrews, printer, burned on hands
George E. Warden, printer, burned on
hands and face. -
Frank Gerber, a deaf mute printer, hands
and face burned.
Adam Weioshemier, printer, hurt about
Charles A" J. Williams, 'managing editor
of the Tribune, burned badly about the
head and face.
W. H. Williams, foreman of composing
room, badly burned about the face and
ft H. Jones. Pioneer-Press reporter,hands
and face slightly burned.
Frank Hoover, printer, burned about the
Another Terrible Fire.
Boston, Nov. 9. The loss by today Vs fire
is estimated tonight at $10,00 ',000. The
fire raged for six hours and the burned dis
trict extends over two acres of ground
which was covered by structures cf the
best class. The fire was first seen bursting
from the top of the Brown buiJeting at Bed
ford and Kingston streets. It was over the
elevator shaft. The blczi was discovered
by a letter carrier who Informed a police
man. The officer turned in tee alarm at
the same box from which the great fire of
1872 was sounded. The latter lire started
at Kingston and Sammor streets.
There was about 2;0 firms burned out and
100 agents of New York and western firms
have had their headquarters destroyed.
The seventy-nine Insurance companios
known to be interested carry an aggregate
insurance of $2,600,000 on the binned prop
erty. This fire, coming as it dees on top of the
great blcza at Lynn, is a crushing blow to
many of the smaller comnanies, and it is
not at all unlikely that it will causa the
suspension of not a few of them.
Boston, Nov. 33. The burned district to
day presents a scene of desolation. A por
tion of the fire department spent the entire
night and this forenoon in quenching the
remnants of the big blaza, wjile a cordon
of weary officers are stall guarding tne
ruins. Incoming trains this morning wero
packed with people, who have come to see
the rums. The walls of some of the burn
ed buildings are in a dangerous condition,
and the owners are contemplating the
razing of tbem the ground to uevent tbe
possibility of an accident. Gangs of men
nave already begun to tear away the
debris. The wholesale small ware business
of B 08 ton is, with a single exception,
wiped cut, but all the firms will resume
business as soon as suitable quarters are
secured. This morning an attempt was
mode to find the missing firemen, Tokeer
and Buckley, in the ruins of the Brown,
Doreli & Co. building. Their hats were
found buried beneath the bricks and this
seems to settle their fate. A further at
tempt to fiad the bodies will be made this
Grandmother Gets Him.
Kansas Crrr. Mo.', Dec. 3. The Kansas
City court of appeals handed down a de
cision today in the famous suit of O. F.
Garrison against Caroline Lyle. Tho suit
was over the possession of an infant son of
Alice Lyle, who Is heir to part of the Gar
rison estate, which will net him some day
more than $500,000. The Garrison family
of St. Louis is one of the oldest and wealth
iest in the state, and when Cornelius K,
Garrison of Si. Louis married Miss AUce
Lyle of Sj. Louis, about twelve years ago,
the union of the twa old St. Louis families
was heralded throughout the country. The
infant eon, born in 1880, t ound the families
when it was given the name of Lyle Garri
son. Bat this child has been tbe ccasion
of a general family row. During his event
ful career of nine years he has been twic3
kic napped. IalSS2 the mother died, leav
ing the infant son heir to property valued
at $50,000. Cornelius K. Garrison was ap
pointed executor of the oh Id by the St
Louis Probate court. In 1S87 Garrison re
moved to Jasper county, where he had
mining interests, leaving little Lyle Garri
son in the charge of Mrs. Rlcharoson. a sis
ter of Mrs. Garrison, living in St. Louis.
Cornelius Garrison died, leaving the child
a large fortune. Caroline Lvia, the boy's
grandmother, was then appointed guard
ian by the St Louis probate court. O F.
Garrison, his uncle, wanted the appoint
ment. One day while little Girrivon wa
playing in the fiont yard, his uncle, O. F.
Garrison, and two masked men drove up
and carried him away His uncle took him
to Jasper county, and was by the probate
court f that county made guardian. Car
oline Lyle appealed to the Jasper county
circuit court to have the gardianship
granted by the Jasper probate court set
aside. Tnis the circuit court did and Gar
rison appealed to the court appeals. The
court today decided that the probate court
of Jasper county was in error in appoint
ing A. Garrison guardian, as the residence
of young Garrison was in St Louis, so was
the residence of his father, his trip to Jas
per county being only a temporary one on
business connected with the mines. Mrs.
Caroline Lyle, the boy's grandmother, was
accordingly awarded the . custody o2 Lyle
G&rrisou. one of the wealthiest young lads
in the state.
Storms in Indiana.
Fobt Watke. Ind., Nov. 29. Traffic tm the
roads centering in this city was greatly de
layed and in the case of the Nickel Plate
line entirely suspended last night by the
heavy fall of snow. Drifts four feet high
near Knox, west of this ity, stopped all
trains on the Nickel Plate road uiitil 10
o'clock tbis morning, when the track was
cleared. Two unimportant wrecks occurred
on the Pennsylvania road. West bound
freight No. 95 was derailed at midnight
near tbis city by a broken frog and ten cars
were piled up in a heap. Freight train No.
89, also west bound, was wrecked at 3
this morning near E'Jda, 0.,and several
cars were ditched. No one was injured, but
passenger trains were delayed for five
Topaea, Kas., Nov. 30. Judge Brewer
yesterday rendered a decision that that
part of the Topeka a eat inspection ordi
nance which provides for the inspection of
the animal before slaughter within a mile
of the city limits be made, is an obstruction
of interstate commerce, and therefore void.
This opens Topeka to the product of the
packing houses of Kansas City and Chicago.
Judge Brewer also rendered another de
cision by which the Stevens county men
under indictment; for the murder of Sheriff
Cross and. his deputies in No-Man s-Land
are to be sent to the United States court
for the eastern district of Texas for trial
Judge Brewer declared to be constitutional
the act of congresn known as the Muskogee
act, which places No-Man's Land under the
jurisdiction of the Texas court Twelve in
dicted men will be at once taken to Paris,
Tex, fcr trial.
A Prohibition Trust.
New Yosk, Dec. 4 A draft cf certificate
of crgan z itlon by toe leading prohibition
ists of the Uaitt d Slates was 3 esterday sub
mitted to Judge Lawrence of the supreme
court for bis approval. It was proposed to
incorporate what ehou'd be known as
"rhe prohibition trust fund association."
The object was declared to be to secure
prohibition and the suppression by law of
the manufacture and sale of intoxicating
beverage?, and to that end to hold in truir,
for the national prohibition party all
property ths.t it may rtceivo or acquiiv,
ana fay the same as the Inwnio toeieit
may acciU9, to tbe treasurer of tho nation
al committee of the paity, or to sucn per
son as said commit' e may designate. The
nm?8 of th proposed incorporators are
William T. WaidelJ, W. Jenniog Demo
rest, Horace Wateis. John Lloyd Tuomas
Kosewell S. Chevep, Isaao K. Funic, William
Jay Groo. Fraud Crawford, bamuel D cle,
C inton B. Fitk, John P. St John and A.
After carefully inspecting the document
Judga Lawrence declined to approve the
certificate. The act of 1875," he stated, in
giving his reason for the refusal, "Joe not
authorize, in my opinion, incorporator!! of
a rociety to receive and to.d proptrty in
trust lor a polit cal pafty nor to pay over
tho income of such property t tha treas
urer of the national committee , of such
parly." - .
A Nebraska Moonshiner.
Beateice, Neb., Dc. 3. Deputy Andy
Kerr of the internal revenue department of
this section of the state succeeded yester
day in breaking 'up an illicit still house
about twenty miles 'southeast of t!Us city.
Tiie moo" shining concern was run by a
maa 'nemed iiutchins, an experienced
moonshiner frcm South Carolina. HutoU
ins learned that the revenue officers were
after tia. and skipped our. His apparatus
was discovered in an oat bin and brought
to this city last night and today shipped to
Collector Peters ao Omaha. The still was
of sixty gallons capacity. Iiutchins had
been doing a thriving business among the
farmers in taat vicinity and along the edge
The still house was concealed in a thick
growth of timber in that locality and was
only discovered some days ago by some
Hutchlns told the farmer on whose prem
ie he hid his still that it was all right and
that he was going to open up a government
distillery there. Hutchlns was formerly
engaged in a distillery at Deer Creek, t. is
state, and it is stated that he shot or stabbed
i man there and had to leave to escape
lynching. This is the second illicit still
ever known to ba in operation in taiB sctte.
The First Bill.
Washington, Dec. 4. The first bill intro
duced in the senate this session of congres
cams from Senator Sherr- an and it wa
aimed at trusts. It is identical ' v 1th the
anti-trust bill reported by him last year for
the co ' mittee on finance. It declares all
trusts unlawful; gives persons power to re-'
cover in the courts wherever articles are
advanced in value by combination?, and
declares the officers of trusts guilty ot mis
demeanors. Public Debt Statement.
Washington, Dae 2. Following is the
debt statement issued today:
Intercut bearing debt,
principal and utf-ret,$ 851,Sti4,060 00 -Debt
om which interest
has ceased sinue ma
tnrity l,9tt.22 On
Debt bearing no interest. 74,0ti!.0l5 00
Total debt, principal 1.608.5t5,."y3U no
Interest 8.778,83i 00
Total $1.U7,372.419 0
Total debr, less available cash items $l,00ti,3W,t32 00
Net cash in treasury 40.Z4M8J 00
Djcrenee of debt dnring the mon h..... 4.863,67iO0
Decrease of debt since June SO, 18811 ao,Mi5,C16 00
Total cash in treasury as shown by
treasurer's general aocou at $G17,22 1.504 00
Victim of Christian Science.
Kansas Crrx, Dec. 2. Mrs. James Lythe,
wife of a wealthy farmer of Livingstone
county, died at her home yesterday from
lack of medical attention. Mrs Lythe was
a believer in Christian science and relied
for her recovery upon faith cure. Her
sister, Mrs. White, a wealthy widow, is dy
ing, and she, too, will aliov no physician
to bee hr, trusting like her sister to faith
cure. Both of the ladies belonged to
"holinesis settlement" here, the leaders of
wnich attend them during their illness.
"Holiness doctors" will be prosecuted for
Kxplosiou in a Brewery.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 2. At 2:30 th s after
noon an explosion occurred at Trefzz's
brewery on Rankin street An instant
after the explosion a great flood of beer
iru&hed through the rear windows of the
building and ran in streams across Rankin
street to the houses below. Then the air
in the vehole vicinity became Impregnated
with ammonia. Wnat caused the accident
is not known. It is thought that one of the
ammoria pipes forming a part of the Ice
machine bursi. The escaping gas expand
ed In tne ice cold air and blew up, making
a wreck of the interior of the building.
The accident occurred ut a time wnea tne
men were all at dinner. The building in
which the accident occurred is In the rear
of the old brewery. It is built substan
tially of brick, is three btories high and
recced about throe years age. la it are
"resting" and fermenting depar.ments. It
contained a score or more of the great vats
containing thousands of gallons of beer.
The brewery was rurcaased about six
months ago by the Eaglish syndicate tor
$800,00 . The walls are now standing, bat
there is danger of tnelr falling. The loss
is 'istimated at $125,000.
Keed the Next speaker.
Washisoton, Nov. 3D. Gen-ral Hender
son of Illinois havln? b?en chosen chair
man of the caucus of republican members
of tho house of. representatives, a roll call
was begun to determine how many were
present It was decided that the balloting
for speaker should bi open. The first bal
lot resulted: Raed, 7S; McKlnley, 89, Can
non, 22; Burrowj, 10; Henderson, 1.
Reed was nominated on the twentieth
ballot, receiving eighty-six votes. Mc
Pherson of Pennsylvania was then nomi
nated for tbe clerkship.
A. J. Holmes, ex-representative from
Iowa, received the nomination for ser-geant-at-arms.
Robbed the Pacific Express Safe.
Fobt Wobth, Texas, Nov. 29. Monday
night some one having a key to the doer
and the combination of the safe in the of
fice of the Pacific express company in the
union depot opened the safe and took
therefrom 10,800. There is no cine to the
robbers. The employes known to have
the combination are not suspected.
News From Stanley.
NewYobk, Dso. 3. A London special to
the Telegram says the Herald correspond
ent has sent the following dispatch, dated
November 29: "I have Just met Henry M.
Stanley, Emin Pasha, Casite, Lieutenant
Stairs, Mr Jephson, Dr. Bark, Nelson and
Bonny and 530 women and children. I Lave
founa Stanley looking exceedingly hearty.
I presented 'him. with tbe American flag,
with which I was intrusted, and it ia now
flying from Mr. Stanley's tent. Tho great
explorer's hair ia quite white and hi? mus
tache is quite gray. -
National Ijive Mock Dealer.
Chicago, Die 4 E. P. Hivage cf 0.uh
wad made oh&Irmau ot the Ptcobd t'n
session ot the Live Stock DealeiV conven
tion. The committee on eonntltutlin an i
by-laws for the proposed orgnn tlon pre
sented itr report The flrui ec'iu, pro
Idioy that the organlz ttlon be known &
the Nitional Live Stock Exjhang, wan
adopted, as was aUo tie second, defiu'nr
its objscts to b tbo development and pro
tection of the live pfock industry through
out tho oountry. The third ctlun, pro
viding for f. basis - f repr-se ntnt un lu ha
exenange, showt-d Chicfuo entitled to thirty-four
ous of a toial of nftr-"evMi iu tu
bers. Thero wa a litely kick on thi irom
K&nsas City and Ooiaha' and a rt-ots wat
When the mf tingreconvenc-d the matter
wa Fmnothed ver and tb Motion wa
finally adopted, Kinsas City, however, vot
J. A. Hake, of Ox. aha, ol-airman of to
committee on organ 1 rut ion, ubmitl u
resolution aeklng that tbo rules and by
laws bo submitted to the low exchange
for ratification, to be reported back by 1)
oimber 15, and if adopted by all to take ef
fect January J. Kantas City opposod thin.
The Omaha delegation voted for It, and
Colonel Peters cf Kansas C.ty treated tbo
O naha gentleman to a rather pointed talk.
Finally a substitute was adopted that tho
rules and by-laws bo adopted by the e x
changes voting for them.
It was decid d that tho first annual iu tot
ing shall be beld in Chicago on the first
Thursday in October, 189 X
The committee to name the officers re
ported the following list, which was unan
President, W. H. Thompson, jr., Chcag;
vie 3 J residents, M. D. Schruirtrs, Kbukhh
City; J. A. Hake, Omaha; E. J Seneeuec, Sr.
Louis; J. V. Vincent, Peoria; A. J. Parsons.
Sioux C ty secretary, C. W. Baker, Chicnvo;
treasurer, Levi Djod. Chicago; executlvu
committee, Charles P.Charlen, Kansas Cl y i
J. B. B'anchard, Omaha; W. L. Caildv. wt.
I-ouie; J. Rosenbanra. Chicago; M.V WLK,
Peeria; Thomas Corobine, St. Louis. Al
journed nntll tomorrow.
The Kansas City delegates think their
exchange will refuse to ratify the conven
tion's work and it it does endorse it it will
be simply because of tbe satisfactory set of
men selected for officers.
The report set afloat that the organiza
tion of the exchange meant a new live stock
trust is emphatically denied by all the
delegates. President Thompson says tbe
new body possesses only advisory power,
and the essential feature of n trustis there
fore lacking. He added: "Thera are oils
enough in the Uvettock business, and if we
corrupt them, which is our only cad in
view, we shall accomplish a gool thlrg for
everybody, from the producer to the coa
sumer." Shields' Opinion.
Washington, Dec. 4. Assistant A'torncy
General Shields of the Interior department
has given the secretary of tbe laterior an
opinion a. to the effect of tho 89ven',eeuth
sec'ior cf the act admitting the new start-K
whicV refers to the net of 1811 Aha original
pre-emption aol) and repua's the sa-no n
aoplioibleto the nsw tite. He hold.
that taking the whol sect on together tins
intent was not to repeat the pre-emption
Jaws, but to make a grunt of Uq-'k ia lieu
of the eighth section of tbe act of 18 U, gen
erally known as the internal improvement
grnt, and torpal that section as to th
uev&tateB; that th act of 1811 was carried
in" the revised statues and repea'ed ia
18i5; that if congress find intended to re
peal the pre-iuuptioa lows it could bav
done bo by lepeuling the sections ot the
revised statutes appertaining tlireto i .I
not by the repeal of the old aefipf 184', and
that tne pre-emption lawd so centime! ia
th revised statutes, excepfas to the inter
nal Improvement grants, are Btlll ia foroft
in the new Btatep.
National Wool Growers.
Washtnoton, Dec. 3. Tbe Na'iosal Wool
Gio wet's meeting organlz id todiybythe
election of Hon. Columbus Delano of Ohio
as president; Q. IL Wallace, president of the
MisHOuri Wool Growers' association, secre
tary There wa a large attendance. An
informal diciFsion on the present condi
tion and need of tho wool growing Jn1u
try showel the concensus of oolnion to
that while the rate of dcreae f rorn fi0.iM)t
000 head of sheep in 18S to 4 J,O00,0W hr-l
In 1888 had been arrested, no uppieolabln
advance had as yet been made. A commit
tee on reorganization ami resolutions wak
appointed. This atWnoon the members of
the convention called in a rody on rcre
tary Windom and Atwltaat Secretary Tich
enor. Several congressman from the west
ern ftates callel i.1 the convontion today
and expressed themselves as thoroughly iu
sympathy with tbe wool growets.
The Knglish Land Syndicate.
Ashland. Wis!, D c. a Within the last
few weeks a gigantic Eaglish syn lloato
has been quietly, but rapidly and very
systematically, bayiug up alt the acreage
property in Ashland county and the entire
norther portion of the stat i that its agent
can get an option on. Everything ha
been done with the greatest secrecy and
not a single deed has bsen filed in Ashland
county. Register Fennelly s-iid he h4
been luformed tha' a large number of the
deeds wore in a Njw Yor x bink, and wheu
tbe syndicate hat accomplished a'l tbo
purcaustis would be recorded la a bu&cfr.
Thousand of Hoinps.
Tucson, Ariz., Dec. 3. Surveyor General
Johnson has transmitted to the general
and office an adverse report on tht Purlta
grant claimed by James Addison Reevies
on the ground thftt his wifo in a lineal dc-
soendintof the original Spfm'.Hh grun'ue.
The claim 1 alludes 5,000,000 acreMoflaod,
n wil.'h is loca'rd th- cltien ofPta:nx,
Fioience asd Silomfvill l! is valued jt
a loW etmatj at $2.r.0i)u.U0. The urvej
or general holds tba tiitro is prjof cf for
pery and fraudulent n;rtion of poptir.
He recommend t'-iat the ciim be not al
lowed and nrgrs rfgorous proneoutiou of
the parties gud:y of fabricating it.
L"tj.c tx, Neb.
CATTLE -Batchor' 6ters....i Wa3 00
Cowb 1 5 J a i 75
HOGS Fat 3 matt 2.)
8 oker 3 Wa "S
S"HEEP 3 0&3 05
WHEAT No. 2 pri uy 0 a .
OATS No. 2... 12a Hi
RYE -No. 2 vra 27
COUNT No. ne 17 a IS
FLAXSEED 1 mi a I IS
POTATOES 18 a 2u
APPLE 4 r r Ob 1 7 a 2 15
HAY Pralrir, bulk 3 5 J a 4 S )
CATTLE ...$3 20 a 4 4)
Cjws 1 5) a 2 t
HOG8 Fa4r to heavy 3 t o a 3 7."i
Mixed 3 25 a 3 5o
CATTLE Pxtme stoers $3 .TO a 4 K)
Stackers and feeders 19) a 3 15
nOGS Picking 1 5) a 3 75
BnEEP Natives 3 0) a 5 8)
WHEAT , 79J
Kansas Citt. Mo.
CATTLE Com feJ. 2 30 a 3 00
Feeders 1 01 a 2 :)
nOGS 'J: o.l to choice 3 B a 3 75
Mixed 3 55 a U CO
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