The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, December 14, 1889, Image 1

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NO. 20.
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two weeks after- piration. I f not renewed
by that time it wit 1 be discontinued.
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"Farmers' Alliance. It has already
taken a high place among the papers
of the country, and is gaining patron
age which promises to make it a bril
liant -success.
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its Editor, is Chairman of the Ex-
ecntive Committee of
ers'lState Alliance. He
the Farm
has had long
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pers in the west.
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itor, is Secretary of the Nebraska State
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tions. Its publishers will accept no
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THE ALLIANCE will be found in
the front ranks of the opposition to all
trusts and combinations to throttle com
petition, and extort from the producers
and laborers the lion's share of the fruits
of their toil.
We shall advocate the free coinage
;oLsilver the same as, gold, and its re
storation lo its old time place in our
The issue of all paper money direct
to tlie people on land security, and an
increase of its volume proportioned to
increased production and population:
Government ownership of railroads;
The U. S. postal telegraph;
The restriction of land ownership to
the users of land, and its reasonable
The exclusion of alien landlords:
. The election of U. S. Senators by a
direct-vote of the people;
And all other reforms which will
inure to the benefit of the Farmers
and Workingmen.
23 ow Brother Farmers and Working
men," it remains for you to prove that
the often-made assertion that you will
not stand bv your own friends, is false.
"We appeal to you for support. Give
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Address., AxJla.xce Pub. Go.,
Lincoln, Neb.
To Keturn to Marriage.
Chicago, Dec. 10. A Tribune special from
Beaver Falls, Pa . save:: The membsrs of
the Economy society who occupy a settle
ment near here are seriously considering
the feasibility of returning to the institu
tion of marriage. There are now about
thirty members of the organization left in
a quaint little town of Economy and they
are all well along in y ia. For a long
time the rule forbidding the marriage of
members has been strictly enforced and
time has so reduced their numbers that
the question of disposing of the millions of
dollars of treasure whicn the organization
has accumulated, and of perpetuating the
society itself, is becoming daily more im
portant. At the opening of the coming
year a dozen new members will be admit
ted to the society. Several of these are
married. About the same time a proposi
tion to raise the bans so long placed on the
marriage writ will be considered. It is
learned that a majority of the present
members favor the idea, and unless some
thing appears to change their minds tne
change is expected to De made. The so
ciety lives in the town of Economy, on the
banks of the Ohio, and has become cele
brated for the frugality of its members, its
enormous wealth, fine farms, quaint homes
and good citizens. Jacob Henrici, its lead
ing spirit, is a white haired patriarchal
man just SO years of age.
Afflicted Johnstown.
Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 10. During the per
formance of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the
opera honse here tonight a cry of fire wa3
raised, resulting in a terlble rush for life
down the narrow stairs. Ten persons were
instantly crushed to death and probably
five seriously injured. Among the killed
'were Mre. Neeter and George Fishern, the
latter being a resident of Baltimore. It
was found necessary to turn a stream of
water ou the crowd from, the fire engines
before the dead and wounded could be
taken out. The people rushed from the
outside up the narrow stairs and were
crushed by the crewd forcing its way to
the front
Worried Farmers.
Pender special: There hcs appeared
for the past three issues of a local
paper notice of a sale of several hun
dred acre of Omaha lands, the sale to
take place on the 28 th of this month.
These lands are tracts which have once
been sold to settlers and are supposed
to have reverted to tbo government in
consequence of a failure on the part of
the purchasers to make full and proper
payment, and in some instances this
supposition is correct, but in many it
ia not. Almost one-third of the land
described in the notice of sale is today
held by men who claim to have com
plied strictly with the law in every re
spect, and it support of that claim are
ready and able to. produc9 receipts
duly Bigned by the receiver at Neligh,
and while the majority of those whose
land is advertised for sale under these
circumstances feel that it is a triv-il
mistake on the part of the officials in
describing the lands, there are many
who are half scared out of their wits
over the matter. Soon after the first
notice appeared a regular "run" was
made on the newspaper office in quest
of copies of the pper containing the
notice, and it has continued
so inoe, many of them begging to
see the original copy, hoping to
detect an -error on the part of the
compositor in placing the description
in type. The 'most excited man of the
numerous grangers was one -Charles
G. Maimburg, an honest looking Swede
residing near this place, just in the
edge of Gumming county, who came
in last night. He was next to insane
over the matter, and to comfort him
was impossible. He had four receipts,
two rigned i y F. H. Gailbraith and
two by Mrs B. Lambert, with the
TJnited States seal, etc. He had
bought another man's interest, paying
$450, and the iour receipts from the
laDd Office aggiegated $176, the whole
amount being $626. Mr. Maimburg's
case is only one of a great many, and
while a majority of them feel quite
certain that it will turn out all right in
the end, they anticipate that it will be
necessary for them to go through a
long tiresome process known
as the
M 1
"red-tape act" before getting
straightened out. The
settlers at this state of
indignation of
affairs in this
and Cumming counties is intense, and
growing each day as some new man
discovers hia home advertised for '"sale."
Al 1 Over the fcJtat-.
Superintendent Knapp of the Lin coin
asylum for the insane reports 309 pa
tients at the institution he represents
December 2. Of these 157 are males
and 152 females. Ho also furnishes
the clinical history of Sarah Shattuck,
a patient from Adams county, who died
during the month.
Superintendent Mallalieu, of the
state industrial school at Kearney, re
ports as follows : Family A, girls, 71 ;
family B, boys, 43; family C, boys, 44;
family H, boys, 44, and family F, boys,
47. Committed during the month, 9,
and number parolled 8, making the
total attendance December 1, 249.
Mrs. Fenke Sehomerns died at Ne
braska City Tuesday. Deceased was
born in 1792, making her ninety-eight
years of axe at the time of her death,
and had long resided in this country.
After the disastrous fire in Fremont
came the trial of the notorious " Gypsy
Queen" for shooting with intent to kill.
She was found guilty of shooting with
intent to wound. The penalty for this
crime is imprisonment for from one to
ten years.
J. M. MeNeal, who was held at Hum
phrey charged with stealing hogs, es
caped from the officers by jumping
through a window. He is said to be a
bad man, and the officers are on the
lookout for him. Andrew Teagle, his
accomplice, is now in the loekup.
Burt Gabbrat, a young man about
nineteen years old, living at Rogers,
was killed while out gathering corn by
the accidental discharge of a gun which
he had taken along with him for the
purp so of shooting geese. The back
part of his head was blown off, causing
instant death.
Plattsmouth special : The Woman's
Christian Temperance union assembled
in county convention in this city Thurs
day evening, with representatives from
each organization in the county. The
convention was opened with music from
the ladies' quartette, followed by prayer
by Eev. Buckner of the Methodist
Episcopal church. Mrs. S. A. Davis
delivered a cordial address of welcome,
which was ably responded to by Mrs.
Day of Mt. Pleasant. Miss Jennie
Smith, the railroad evangelist, ad
dressed the railroad men in an eloquent
and pleasing manner.
Kearney special : The committee that
has been in New England the past
month perfecting arrangements for the
Kearney cotton mill returned home
Thursday evening. They report that
all of the requirements have been com
plied with, and that plans for machin
ery fere in the hands of mechanics in
the TVhitingr Mass., manufactory of
cotton mill machinery, and that it will
be completed and shipped as fast as
possible. The machines for the plant
cannot be completed before the middle
of next year. If an open winter favors
.... - . . i
this locality work will De pusnea as
rapidly as possible during the early
part of the year. Besides a number of
New England cotton men, E. Marston
"Whiting, the millionaire manufacturer
of Whitmgsville, Mass., is largely m
terested in the enterprise.
Serious Dtssention.
Philadelphia, Dec. 11. A private dis
patch was received in this city today an
nouncing the collapse of the barb wire
trust It has been known for some time
that there were serious dissentions in the
ranks of the manufacturers who were to
compose the trust, but the chief promoters
asserted and reasserted that it was sure to
bo a success. There were several points
on which the manufacturers disagreed,
among which may be stated that about
half of the men in the combine wanted to
be president of tbe trust ; another was in
fact that the owners of sime of tbe mills
included in the combine wanted cash in
stead of stock for their plants, and this tbe
promoters wera nt willing to give. It is
believed that this was the rock on wbich
the combine split.
Famous Jockey Club Dies.
New York, Dec. 11. Jerome park has
-ceased to exist as ' a race track. Its fa e
was decided upon at a meeting last night
of the Jerome Park villa Bite &nd improve
ment company, which controls it It has
lost $75, GC0 during last season's warfare
with the new .Westchester truck and a
mortgage of $1 00 has been ordered to
be placed neon it and the land will be put
upon the market. The American Jockey
club Rtil lives, but without grounds or cap
ital. Its fate is scarcely problematic il.
Already 169 of its 80 memers have joined
the New Ycrk jockey club, the successful
rival of the Weetchefrter track, and some
people prophesy that the rest of the indu
cers will soon follow euifc and the Ameri
can iockey club will fcoon cease to exist as
such. The great stakes of the American
jockey club, aggregating $59,000, will go to
some other club. ,i
A Liberator Gone.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. 10. Oliver 'John
son, the veteran editor and abolitionist,
died this afternoon at his home in this city.
With Johnson there departs from the werld
almost the last figure of what was the
greatest movement for the emancipation
of mankind. With the aid of William Uoyd
Garrison he organized the New England
Anti-slavery society in 183 i. Tbe society
led to the formation of the American Anti
slavery society with its affiliating auxilla
ries, causing a public agitation which
ceased only with the aboUti of slavery.
He was mobbed once in P jibs ylvania for
lecturing on slavery, ani ntiro vly escaped
being tarred and feathered. Mr. Johnson
has been connected with various promi
nent papers in New York, besides publish
ing papers at different points in Massachu
setts, Pennsylvania and other states in
which he advocated abolition.
Terrific Kxplosion.
St. Louis, Dec. 10. A special to the Post
Dispatch says: The entire town of Salis
bury, Mo., was awakened at 5:30 d"cIock
this morning by a terrific explosion in the
nostofiice building. The interior of the
building was almost entirely destroyed, the
windows of Jboih. ndabeingbrcken-And.l
the wall between the office and the Salis
bury bank adjoining on the south shat
tered. The grocery store of J. E. Fiber, in
the same store, was nearly destroyed, and
a drug hi d jewelery store on the north
were greatly damaged. A man sleeping in
the jewelry store was blown out of bed but
not hurt,andthe iami'y of Squire Hilton.who
lived over the postotace, were nearly para
lyzed with fear, but escaped injury. Ic is
not kp.own whether the explosion was
caused by a keg of powder in Fiber'n store
or whether it was the work of burglars,
but the latter theory has the most advo
A Stupendous Scheme.
New York, Dec The Herald says: A
most stupendous enterprise is on foot. It
is one that will create a profound sensation
throughout the world. The people of
America will receive the news with various
emotions. The Universal association b&nk
and trust company is tbout to be formed
in this city under a special benediction of
the pepe of Home, with a capital of $100,
00,000, to receive and eara for and invest
not only the enormous revenues of the
church, but private fortunes of members.
Moneys of all other persons and sects are
to be received and invested as welL"
Eugene Kelly, who is said to have been
offered and accepted the governorship ,of
tbe New York end of the company, today
told the reporter that the whole story was
commercial and was worthy of Colonel
Seller?. He admitted that early in the
ppring several persons called upon him
and mentioned such an enterprise, but he
had no time to waste on any Buch gigantic
A Narrow Escape.
Des Mouses, la., Dec. 8. An exciting riot
took place in the streets of the city tonight
when a mob of seve. al thousand people
started after constables Potts and Hamil
ton, two noted prohibition searchers. They
had arrested a man who was found in a
gambling room and started with him for a
iustice court. He resisted and they club
ed him. As soon as they reached Walnut
street, wbich was crowed, the man yelled
Jiuraer ana tne crowd rushed after the
constables, liopes were flourished and
shouts of "Hang them" filled the air. The
constables ran into the Utica clothing store
ana look reiupe m tne vault. The crowd
outside grew rger every moment and
bricks began to tly. Meantime the police
were coming up, and a platoon of a dozan
men came to the rescue. They took the
constables out and forced their way
through the mob and started for the sta
tion. The crowd followed, throwing mis
sils and yelling like wild men. The consta
bles were taken to the station and locked
up in the cage for safety. It is predicted
thai they will never make any more ar
rests, for they were nearly frightened to
aeatn. several leaders or the mob have
been arrested.
Big Potato Crop.
New York, Dec. 10. The grand prize of
$500 offered by the American Agriculturist
for the best acre of potatoes has been
awarded to C. B. Coe of Arrostock county,
Maine. His crop was 723 bushels. The
second prize was given to Alfred Rose of
Penny an, N. Y., for a crop of 669 bushels.
Snail ar prizes are offered for the coming
The Sisseton Reservation.
Sisseton Agency, S. D., Dec 10 The
great Sisseton reservation containing near
ly 1,000,000 acres of land, is to be thrown
open to settlement. The Indians held a
special council late this afternoon, and
amid much excitement voted 147 to 111 to
sell their lands at S3 per acre The gov
ernment agrees to pay annuities of $360,
000 at once, with a bonus of $18,400 per
year for twelve years, and ratifies a bill of
$2,600 for right-of-way against the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul road. Every resident
Indian, regardless of sex or age, is to have
160 acres after the allotments are complete.
The interest at 6 per cent of the fund from
the sale of the reservation together with
such portion of the principal as congress
deems necessary shall go for the support
and education of the Sisseton Indians.
The Senate.
Washington, Dec. 5. Among the number
of memorials and petitions presented to
day was one asking that tae nation's title
be changed to thai of the United States of
Among the bills introduced and referred
were the following:
By Beck For the retirement of United
States legal tender and National bank notes
of small denominations and the issue of
coin certificates in lieu of gold and eilver
certificates; also to repeal laws relating to
a pinking fund.
By IngaUs To aid and secure the com
memoration of the 400th anniversary of
the discovery of America.
Yoorhees offered a long preamble and
resolution in reference ! to tariff taxation,
which he asked to have laid upon the
table for the present. It declared that . all
existing tariff taxes on foreign merchan
dise should be ' so revised, repealed or
amended as ts provide:
First, for the co.lectjon of a sufficient
amount of revenue to pay the expensas of
the government, economically adminis
tered, principal and iatcrest of the public
debt as they fail due, knd for liberal pen
sions; but tot a dollar more. Second, for
the taxation of all articles of luxury at the
highest practicable rates and for.a reduc
tion of taxes on all the necessaries of civil
ized life to the closest possible rates con
sistent with the tariff for nothing but rev
enue. Third, for the curtailment and over
throw, as far as possible, of all monopolies
in trade by the enlargement of the free lst
to the fall extent that the same can be done
without impairing the necessary revenues
of the government-, having in view at all
times and under all circumstances a liberal
policy of trade with the people of foreign
countries, and the establishment of equal
and exact justice amongst our citizens,
with exclusive privileges to none.
Washington, Dec. 9. In the senate today
a large number of petitions and memorials
were presented and referred to appropri
ate committees. A large number of bills
were introduced, many of them providing
for the admission of Idaho and Wyoming
as states. ' -
34andereon offered a preamble and reso
lution (which was agreed to) instructing the
committee on agriculture to report ou the
production of sujrar from beets in the
United States and what legislation, if any.
is necessary and desirable to promote and
acoelerate tbe industry in this country.
The senate then proceeded to the consider
ation of executive business and at 2:10
adjourned till tomorrow.
Washington, Dec. 1 0. Among the bills
introduced today were the tollowing:
By Evatts Providing for the celebration
of the 400th anniversary of the discovery
of America by holding an international ex
position in the city of New York. It wasi
read the first and second time. '
By Chandler To amend ; the laws rela
tive to the elective franchise and providing
under certain contingencies' for the con
duct of elections by federal officers on the
petition of a certain jcenWyre -of -voters
that they believe the elections will be un
fair if held by tbe state officers.
: By Spooner Making it the duty of the
proper officers of the treasury and interior
departments to adjust and settle claims by
the state against tne United States that
were included in any great swamp or over
flowed lands of such scate.
Uy Hawley For the selection from the
national guard and military schools of
civilians to be appointed second lieuten
ants in the regular army.
By Squire For the erection of public
buildings at Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane
Falls, Wash., each to cose not exceeding
$300,000. .
By Spooner A memorial signed by
twenty of his former constituencies pray
ing that boards of trade, (racket shops and
other mercantile bodies and individuals be
prohibited from fixing the value of the
produce cf American farms by sales for
future delivery.
By Morrill A bill to provide for the re
lief of telegraph operators during the war
who although not performing strictly
military duties, lost their lives or were im
prisoned. The resolutions offered yesterday by
Turpei as to trusts were taken up and
Turpie proceeded to address the senate
upon it. He said trusts were the gigantic
sin of this age and generation; that the
trust was a nuisance was au open and no
torious fact, but it could not be grappled
with and suppressed as other nuisances,
and such legislation as was proposed in the
bills introduced by Sherman and George
(in conjunction with his own proposition
lor tbe confiscation of trust good?) should
be enacted and enforced.
The senate then proceeded to the con
sideration of executive business and soon
The House.
Washington, Dec. 5. The speaker laid
before the house the following communi
cation from J. P. Leedom, late sergeant-at-arms
of the house: "I regret to report that
C. E. Siicott, late cashier ef the sergeant-
at-arms, hat departed from this city with
out settling his accounts and I have been
unable to ascertain his whereabouts. There
is a deficiency in the csh of the office. In
viw of these circumstances I respectfully
request an immediate investigation of my
accounts under such action as the house
may take in the premises."
Adams of Illinois thereupon offered a res
olution, which was adopted, setting forth
that the deficiencies amounted to $73,000,
and r roviding for the appointment of a se
lect committee to examine leedom's ac
counts and report to the house. The com
mittee was appointed as follows: Adams,
Stowart of Vermont, Payne, Reed of Iowa,
Holman, Blount and Hemphill.
Washington, Dec 9. McKlnley has been
appointed chairman of the ways and means
committee. Cannon, chairman appropria
tion committee and Kelly chairman man
ufacturers committee.
On appropriation Messss. Cannon, But-
terwortn. mcuomas, nenaerson or lowa,
Peters, Coggswell, Belden of Michigan,
Randall, Courtney, Syres, Breckenridge of
Kentucky and Dockery.
Manufacturers Kelly, Burroughs. Tay
lor of Ohio, Arnold, Morse, 8anford, Wat
son or West Virginia, iiynum, Williams of
Hlinois, Grime and Flower.
Election Rowell, Honk, Sherman, Dal
zell, Rergen Greenhalge, Comstock, Crisp,
Gferrell,Oatkwaite, Maish, Moore of Texas,
Wike of Illinois, Cooper and Han gen.
Ways and means McKinley, Burroughs,
Payne, Dinley, McKenna, Payne.Lafallette,
Gear, Carlisle, Mills, McMillen, Brecken
ridge of Arkansas, and Flower.
Mileage Lind, Townsend of Pennsyl
vania, Williams of Massachusetts, Clenic
and Pennington.
Washington, . Dec 11. In his opening
prayer Chaplain Milburu referred to the
approaching ceremonies and returned
thanks that after 100 years the government
framed by our fathers stood more firmly
compact, more proudly erect, more divine
ly beautiful and bountiful in all its benefi
cence than ever before.
Cnmmmgs (New York) from the centen
nial ceremonial committee, reported the
order of arrangement and it was adopted.
un motion oi uayne a resolution was
adopted directing the clerk to inform the
senate that the house was in session and
ready to proceed to the ceremonies. At the
request of the speaker the members then
retired to the seats assigned to Viem.
Upon the conclusion of the centennial
ceremonies ths house was called to order,
but Immediately adjourned.
Ijibby Prisoners Reunite.
Chicago, Dec 10. A national reunion of
ex-prisoners of war opened at the Libby
prison this afternoon with a large attend
Chaplain Mcu&be,
Powell :
At to-:
uigait 8 meeune au ttiwuuauuti oi several
thousand is expecte J.
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American Sabbath Union.
New York, Dec 10. The second annual
convention of the American Sabbath
Union opened today at Broadway Taberna
cle. Col. Elliot Shepherd presiding. The
anpual report showed that; the cause of
Sabbath observance is making great pro
gress. -
, A Bad Man.
Chicago, Dec 10. Officer William Davis
of Cottage Grove avenue station - was shot
and probably fatally injured by burglars
thip morning. Officer IL C. Thomas of the
same station, in attempting to arrest the
assailants of Davis wan wounded la the
arm. The condition of ofiicer Davis lis
critical. William Zaett, identified as the
man who did the shooting and who has
served two terms in the penitentiary, has
been arrested.
Jefferson Davis Dead.
New Orleans, Dec , 6. Jefferson Davis
died at 12:45 o'clock this morning. No ar
rangements for the funeral have yet been
Jefferson Eavis, LLD., was born June 3,
18u8, in Christian county, Ky., graduated at
West Point in 1828, served as lieutenant of
infantry at western posts 1828-83 of First
Dragoons, as adjutant 1833 34 and on front
i r service 163 V. After resigning June 30,
1835, he became a cotton planter in Warren
county, Mississippi, 1835-46; presidential
elector from Mississippi 1844; member oi
tbe United States house of representatives
1845-46; t colonel of First Mississippi rifle
volunteers in te war with Mexico 1P46-47
engaged at Monterey and Buena Nlsta (se
verely wounded); member of the United
States senate 1847-M and chairman of the
committee on military affairs 1849-51: sec
retary of war in President Pierce's cabinet
1853 57; member of the United States senate
and chairman cf the committee on military
affairs 1857-61; president of the southern
confederacy February 4 till captured May
10, 1865 at "Drwinviile, Ga., and prisoner of
war 1865-67 at Fortress Monroe, Va.
Striking Longshoremen.
Savanna, Ga., Dec. 10. Two hundred
'longshoremen went on a strike today.
Not a bale of cotton was loaded. The
trouble had its origin in the determination
of the stevedores to stand by the ship mer
chants as sgainst the owners of vessels as
to tbe custody of fees. The British
steamer Thalia caught fire last month be
fore the cargo was loaded and tho steve
dores having finished the contract ref U3ed,
on Saturday last, to load i the ' hold from
Which the damasred cotton was taken. The
master -ehveselbegaw'loadinfr-rith
non union men on Monday and the 'long
shoremen's association today ordered a
strike. The nev men quit work and left
the vessel. It is a fi?hc to break up the
custom of custody fees and 2V per cent
value of the cargo to charterers of vessels,
the 'longshoremen siding with the char
terers. Ic is not believed that the strike
will last longer than a day or two.
Big Steamship Pier Burning.
New York, Dec 8. Fire broke out at the
river end of the National Steamship com
pany's pier on North river at 2 o'clock this
afternoon. About twenty five men were at
work near the spot Some of theui re
mained to assist ia putting one tho flames,
others fleeing to the street. Of those who
stayed behind many were badly burned
and four lost their lives. Their bodies
have been recovered. All the injured were
taken to the hospital. At 2:30 o'clock the
whole length of the pier was burniog. It
is 600 feet long and cost $230,000. The pay
roll and the n oney of the employes have
been destroyed.
Death of Colonel liathbone.
Cincinnati, Dec. 9. Colonel J. H. liath
bone, founder of tae order of the. Knights
of Tythias, who has been lying ill for sev
eral weeks at Lima, O., died there this af
ternoon. Indianapolis, Ind. , Dec 9. Upon being
apprised of the death of Justice Rathbone
General Carnahan issue v orders that offi
cers and fcir knights of the uniform rank
Knights of Pythias will wear tbe badge of
mouning for sixty days and divisions will
drape their lodge rooms in mourning for
a like period
Dissatisfied with Hyppolite.
Nkw York, Dec. 9. The steamship Alene
arrived today from Haytlen ports. The
commander reports that there ia an illy
concealed feeling of dissatisfaction with
the rule of Hyppolite manifest upon his
visit to the northern ports. The Haytiens
evidently live in great fear of their new
president, whom It was alleged would put
unjust taxation upon his subject?.
A Misplaced Switch.
Chesterton, Ind., Dec 6. A misplaced
switch at a sand pit a sand shipping sta
tion on the Lake Shore & Michigan South
ern railroad, thirty-five miles east of
Chicago, wrecked the limited expie-sn,
west bound, at 8 o'clock tonight The
locomotive was totally wrecked and the
three front cars crushed to pieces. One
railroad employe was fatally hurt, tvo
others sustained serious injuries.
Washington, Dec 10. The senate this
afternoon confirmed the following nomi
nations. Robert P. Porter, of New York.
to be superintendent of cen?us; Lewis A.
Grf ff, of Nebraska, cemmiesioner of gen
eral land office; Wm. M. Ktone, of Iowa,
assistant commissioner of general land
office: James M. Townsend. of Indiana, re
corder of general land office C. J. McCard,
of Wisconsin, has been appointed messen
ger in the house postoffice.
A Monstrous Crime Charged.
St. Louis, Dec 8. A special to the Re
public from St Paul says: Char let S.
Ostrom, until last Friday night cashier ar.d
bookkeeper of the Minneapolis d apartment
of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, is suspected
of having started the fire which consumed
the Minneapolis Trsbune building on the
night of November SO, and in which seven
men lost their lives. He was charged on
Friday night with having stolen $2,200 of
tha Pioneer Press funds and placed under
arrest He admitted his guilt and desired
to do all he could to help his employers
straighten out the books. A terrible ru
mor was soon abroad that Ostrom fired the
Trioune building to hide the evidence of
his guilt He was seen in jail and strenu
ously denied the story. He evinced much
emotion and said he was sure he could
establish an alibi. Ostrom's downfall is
due to gambling and is a great surprise to
all his friends. He has been married about
three months.
Zanzibar, Dec. 11. The Germans under
Lieutenant Schmidt attacked the Bushirls
Monday. Twcmy-eifihs Bushiris were
Genena, Dec 11. Colonel Clybourne
Both of the Salvation Army was arrested
here today for violation of the decree ex
pelling salvationtits from Switzerland.
SEEMS to be osneiul.
Stockholm, Dac. 11. Inliaenzi has be
come widely prevalent here Thousands
of people arc suffering from the disease.
Vienna, Dec 11. It is reported that the
emperor has signed the decree investing
his brother. Arch Due Charlen Louis, with
imperial power in the event of the em
peror becoming incapable of reigning
from any cause whatever.
influenza spreading.
Paris. Dec .11. Influenza is extending
widely throughout the city. One hundred
and thirty employes of the central tele
graph offica are now ill with it There is a
great deal of public alarm about it.
socialists on trial.
Berlin, Dec. 11. Daring the trial of so
cialists at Elberfeld today one of the pris
oners, named Roettlnghoff, revealed the
existence of three clubs of Barmen, of
which he himself was treasurer, whtse
object was to defray the expense of print
ing and issuing socialist propaganda litera
ture, the work being done at Zurich.
Prices of Farm Products.
Washington, Dec 10. The December re
turns of prices of far m products to the de
partment of agriculture are lower than
ever before Tbe lowest average estimate
value of corn in former years wasSl. 8 ceuts
in 1878, since that date, 32.8 in 1885. The
average of wheat estimates is 70.6 cents.
This is not the lowest;, as the average in
December, 1884, was 61.5. The average
price of oats is lower than ever before re
ported. In 1878 it was 24.6 cents per bushel ;
at tbe present time 23 cents. Prices of
barley, rye and buckwheat are also very
low. The returns on the condition of
wheat seeded this autumn are generally
favorable. There is no serious Impair
ment from the standard of normal devel
ofment in any state, except Michigan. In
the east seeding uas delayed by wet
weather; in the west by drouth. In both
sections tec latter conditions have been
more favorable In the south tho seeding
seasou has been propitious and the seed in
good conditiou for germinatioa. Ia Texaa
wheat has a fine growth and in many field1
the plant is "nigh enough to hide a rabbit"
In the west the growth is generally small
but tfcrltty. Tho general averoga of con
dition is J5. The area appears to be slight
ly increased. A full breadth i3 reported in
the southern Atlantic states, with some
increase in North Carolina and Gaorgla. A
marked tendency to increase is reported
in Texas. A slight increase appears in In-diana-and
Illinois, and a -still stronger ten.
dency to enlargement of area in Missouri
end Kansas.
Massachusetts Elections
Boston, Dec 10. Municipal elections
we're held today In Boston, Lowell, Salem,
Worcester, Newburypcrt and Lynn. In
Boston, although the uatu vuLo for mayor
was nearly 8,00. loss t'lan a year ago, Hart
(republican and citizan) is elected by a
larger majority than any mayor has re
ceived for thirteen years, with the excep
tion of that given to O'Brien (i'.mocrat) in
1886. The republicans will also have a
majority in both branches of the city gov
ernment Isaac S. Burrell is elected street
commissioner without opposition.
In Worchester Francis II. Harrington was
elected mayer today by a
vote of 5,365 to
5.019 for George Bullock, citizen-democrat,
and 474 for Henry u. tiruton, pronation.
Tho city votes against license, 5,19i to
5.1-5. The two democratic candidates for
aldermen on tho citJzenh'-dernocratic
ticket were elected, one republican being
on both tickets, aud the republican on the
straight ticket was elected over tbe reimb-
i lican on tho mixed ticket.
The new common council ia Boston will
stand: Forty-eight republicans, twenty.
j five democrats, as against thlrty-soven re
publicans anc thirty six democrats last
var. Vote on license: Yes, 26.930; no,
j 18,761 Majority for license, 8,17-i, a-
against 17,651 last year. The votes for
I school committee are not yet counted.
Revised footiuprs give Hart for mayor 31,
11 J, Gal vin 5,996. Hart's plurality, 6.116.
The Situation Serious.
London, Deo. 10. The attitude of the
coal handlers in connection with tbo
threatened strike of the gas workers adds
an extremely alarming feature to the
already serious situation. Ostensibly in
sympathy with the gas stokers and others
employed by the gas companies, but really
in furtherance of their own cases, the coal
handlers have issued an ultimatum to the
masters, giving tnem the alternative of ad
vancing wages or suffering the lnconven
ienca and pecuniary loss of a determined
strike. The action of tbe coal handlers, as
we 11 as the movement of the gas workers,
is well timed as a means of spreading dis
comfort and even distress, s'nee they, who
diractly su . ply every house and factory in
the metropolis with coal, seiza the oppor
tunity to enforce their demands at tbo be
ginning of the busy season. The threat-
enea stoppage ox toe supply oigas nas ere-
j . a. t a i
ated a baom in tbo petroleum
trade and
the demand for lamps is the greatest that
has ever before bsen known and almost
beyond the capacity of the dealers to fill.
Tbe London Gas Light company ia flooded
with applications for work and has already
engaged 100 men to take the places of any
of their men who may go out on a strike.
The number of competent hauds standing
ready to fill the vacant places has greatly
encouraged the belief of the company in
its ability to win a decisive victory, henca
its stubbornness in refusing to a?re- to
any terms short of compliance with the
present order of things.
Heavy Bains in Arizona.
Prescott, Ariz., Dec Tho heaviest rain
storm ever known in this section has just
ended, the rainfall for five days being four
and seventy-six hundredths inches. The
bridge across the Verde river on the Pres
cott &, Arizona Central railroad went down
yesterday as a passenger train was cross
ing it. The engine and one car went into
the river. No one was hurt The dam and
ditch of the Etta Mining company was
washed away and the foundation of the
mill badly damaged. The loss is $80,000.
A number of head of stock U also reported
drowned in the Verde valley.
Tho Syndicate Active. t
Macon, Ma, Dec 6. An English syndi
cate has purchased for $2,000,000 all the
coal mincB, nine in number, on the line of
the Hannibal & St. Joseph i Macon
Still a Deadlock.
Chicago, Doc. 10. A Tribune rpecial from.
: Helena, Mont., says the republican sen
; ators have definitely decided to refuse tbo
' proposition of the democratic senators to
investigate the Tunnel precinct election
: case. Riving as a reason that it would l
discourteous to the house of reprenenta
! tives lor tlie pen ate to interfere in a qu
f tion which related to the seats of rr.eru lxrw
of the latter body. It is stated that tbo
I same sort of proposition for investigation
j was made by the democratic fcemn to tho
: republicau house. Tbe latter proposition
! was kept secret until yr swrdiv. The.
deadlock s tan 3s ou the tires day ofih ses
sion. t.
Fifteen Thousand Detcctlvceii
Chicago, Die. ft At the opening of the
Cronin trial this morning Forrest resumed .
his address to the jury In behalf of ths de
fense. He proceeded at length to arguu
spon the unreliability of ciroumstau:il
evidence and danger of using it to convict,
the prisoners. He declared that ttia de
fense had worked under disadvantji'ji'M
throughout the trial. The proseeutioa Uait
fit teen thousand detect! van in Its employ
who wero members of the C'an-na (lae
throughout the country.
Coming West.
Dewer, Col., Dec. 8. Some of the manu
facturers whoso shops were burred at tho
Lynn fire are looking for locations iu tb
west Omaha and Kansas City have alrestdy
made overtures to them, and it is piobablo
that the real estate exchange and chamber
of commerce of this city will make an ef
fort to locate them here. Some oorro'poit
dence on tbe subject has already btxni
1,000,000 Acres oi Arid Land.
New yRk, Dec 6. Major rowell, chief,
of the federal commission to report upoi ,
the best method of Irrigating the ari
lands cf the country, read a paper upon
the subject before tho chamber of co-.n- -merce
this afternoon.
He began with the statement that al out
one-half of the lands of tbe United Scutes,
exclusive of Alaska, are arid.
These lands, he said, eo far .s they can
be brought under cultivation by irrigation,
are tho bet lands in t;e country bucauso
tho crops are certaiu of not being subject
to the changes of extreme wet and x'reun
dry seasons, as in ca?o of lands dtptirident
upon rain. Of 1,H'0,0 0.H0 aero of axM
land in the United States, about 0,0ou.u
ore now under cultivation ty irrigation
and about rJ0,00lV00 altogether can bti
rendered arable by that method. Mj"r
Powell estlmuttis that tbe construction of
reservoirs, canals and other works necen
rary wHI cost at the rata of 110 per aorc.
Assuming 100,1 ul,t 00 acres are to be re
deemed in this way the coet will figgregat
Hats Black Spiders.
New tore, Dec. 9. John Blake, one of the
! Inmates of the Long Island City jail, eat-
J b!ack spiders. The morning alter his com
! inittal about a month b go, be was urn-
moned to breakfast with the other j ri-"-ers,
but said that ho uM ret want anytruag
to eat He ate nothing all day nnd on tbe
following morung refused iovd. l;.ike
frequently asked the keepers If hi w:ft
had called and senmed very (injected when
inform', d that she had not. Ou the third
morning of hia during
which time not a morsel of food had
passadhis lips, Mrs. Blake came to the jil'
and asked to see her husband. When nixc
was being searched a email t!n box UUed,
ith black spiders was found in her pocket.
She said she had brought them for her hus
band and t-aid be, would tiaive t death
t unless he obtained some Lluck spider.
A ccnsuliation by tbe jailors wa held and
it was finally deemed to give L-m un tr
I fiem and sno what r fleet It w ouJd Lave. A
; keeper took one. cf tho ppintjH "ut ot lht
j box, gate it to b;s wife nid ulowtd her to
take it to her buhl arid. Ho Uk k tbe spi ier.
a very large one, niJo vd it to crawl uvti
I his band, pressing it betw liic fpe,
j ofcllberateiy put it in bis ititb and &in it.
j Re said that he ate tofplden- before ech
j meal, after wbich he couid eat any kind of
'food without endangering bin dtsetlvc
! organs. Mrs. Bluko bun calied et Dim pi i sen
almost every other day t-ince. b r bu-laml
I was committed and brought a Lox cox t ua
! insr from 6ix to eight snidei. Blake. !.- a
1 nun-ber of eor has l:eeu a
"craiik" on te subject oi tvaK
j and always declared thai all food whlea
! the people of tho present ncneraH.m et,
contains a eertaiu amount or poi-onou
matter, and unices somQthing i eateu to
counteract it, a person' Jif? will bo great
ly shortened. He finally cauie to the con
clusion, aftei various experiment, that
spiders contained the depired uritRice.
A nnmb r of phvticians will examine BluVe
with a view to learning if he i mentally
, Strange Situation.
Dallas, Tex,, Dec. 9. Under a decialan
recently rendered by Judge Bom man, the
marriages of white persons in the Indian.
Territory were declared void, and, a many
people in northern Texas have been in t!i
babit of using the Indian country a.- a.
Gretna Green, there was wH consterna
tion over the decision, and a gjaeral
bustling for remarriage. There ariivedin
the city Siturday a youn? man and haisd-
some woman iroiu Der:lon, wbu illustrate
mo wotKing or the ot oihou, lir ,usbAud
is an ex-alderman of Der.iKin, tnd t he re
fuses to live with him unii .-.Lother iuar-
rjatre ia had. whlctl hfi Tt,,naf (i Ut ,kPrtlli.
- The'a mrunt. 1,,,- .! K . . "
I. he woman's parents live here, and she iv
well known. A great many north Texs
people wcra affected by the decision.
Lincoln, Neb,
CATTLE Butchers' steers. . 12 .V) (23 uu
Cows l r0 (ei i
HOGS Fat S K0 US 5u
Stockers ..... 3 00 (8 25
SHEEP 3 00 (,r.l
WHEAT No. 2 spring M (,
OATS No. 2 io & 15
RIE-No. 2 5 ( 7
CORN No. 2, new is (,t Iv
FLAXSEED 1 02 ( l 4a
APPLES per bbl 1 75 (a h 25
HAY Prairie, balk iw wj w
, Omaha, Ne3
CATTLE 3 at) (,4 4v
Cows l K) ,,f2 at
nOGS Fair to heavy 3 W u4 ou
Mixed 3 90 (j4 u
CmcAoo, III.
CATTLE rrime steers 3 50 (,H
Stockers and feeders. 2 IV) U ft
HOGS Tacking 3 M) oti O
SHEEP Natives U 50 00
WHEAT Ki sow;
Kansas C:tx. Mo.
CATTLE Corn f ed ......... J2 ii jr ;5
Feeders l m -
HOGS Oood to choice 8 0 (,i t r.
Mixed 3 b'J (4 uv