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4 1 I-Terenoe. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, SATUKDA NO. 51. VOL.I. m 7 : "THERJi) IS NOTHING WHICH IS HUMAN THAT b .1 n ) t ) I Tlotlce to Subscribers. EXPIRATIONS. At the easiest and cheapest metM cf noti 'tying iubscribers of the date ot tireir xpira N. Hons we will mark this notice with u blue or ted pencil, tm the date at which their ub eriptlon expires. We will, send the paper So week -after expiration. If not renewed that time it will be discontinued. NEBRASKA NEWS. lei General. county ranks third Adams in the "United States in Sunday school work. A petition has been presented to the connty commissioners of Dakota coun ty asking for an investigation of the county records. The Herald says Juniata has a great many church widows. That is, women who have no husbands withthem in the church. V B. Bade, president of the Niobrara pork packing establishment, has re ceived the contract for furnishing beef to the Santee and Yankton Indian agencies. : The governor Friday issued the fol- lowing order: . v. To all managers of railroads ; in Nebraska All restrictions against the shipment of cattle from New Mexico and Arizona into Nebraska have this day been withdrawn. .John M." Thayek. One of Pete Hank's children picked up a fine gold watch on the prairie near town. The case was somewhat battered and it had apparently lain where it was found several- years, yet on Jeweller Malcolm cleaning up the works and making some triflng repairs it ran as well as it did the day it was lost.--Imperial Republican. Hastings special. A Hastings cor respondent was simply misinformed in regard to the election of Quartermas ter Hedges of Shelton, the Third regiment of Pythias at the convention Editor E. A. Coombs of the fortunate gentleman. as colonel of Knights of in this city. Geneva was Considerable excitement' was caused Saturday at Beemer by the elopement of William Fox with a girl named Belle Ashburn. Fox leaver a wife and two children in dest tute circum stances." Creto special. F. I. Foss of Dawes " & Fosff, attorneys of this city, filed his petition in the district court asking for a dissolution tf the copartnership and . a division of the property of the firm of Dawes & Foss. While this step does not come unexpected to the initi ated, it has created quite a flurry in political circles. " Pawnee 0 ity special : Mr. C. L. Humphrey, a brother of ex-Kepresen-tative Captain G. M. Humphrey, died Friday at 4 o'clock. Mr. Humphrey was a prominent farmer, a good citi zen and a manly man. '-' No better one ever lived and his death in the prime of life casts a gloom over the : whole community, v. .,. . After hearing arguments in the Ltan- dorsh-Liemmon commissioner contest, which has been hanging fire in Thurs ton county since last J anuary, Judge Morris reversed his decision. ' Grand Island Special : Mrs , Elmina Sage, who lives near Doniphan, Neb has been taken , to the insane asylum at Lincoln for the fourth time.' She at tempted suicide by hanging but was discovered in time to save her , , life. Religious excitement is the cause of her insanity. tt Gothenburg special. George Hiles, Milwaukee's millionaire, Ross and A. T. Gamble of the Buffalo County Na tional bank, Kearney, and H. D. Wat son of the same place, are in town and formed the Milwaukee land and im piovement company, with a capital of $5,000. George Hiles, Ross Gamble, F. A. Reynolds, H. D. Watson, C. W. Stansell, M. E. Hunter and A. L. Gam ble, directors, electing the following officers : George Hiles, Milwaukee, president; A. T. Gamble, Kearney, vico president ; F. A. Reynolds, Goth enburg, secretary ; Ross Gamble, Kear ney, treasurer; and H. D. Watson, Kearney, general manager, the princi pal office to be at Gothenburg, The company is to succeed the Nebraska land and improvement company, which was claimed to be an illegal or ganization. Those named are men of means and business capacity and in tend going at once to work developing the resources of its water power and inducing manufacturers and others to locate. " Lit the Fire With Kerosene. Dubango, Col. , J une 3." Mrs. Bobert Mor row attempted to light the fire with kero sene. An explosion followed and she two children were burned to death. and ' Waiting on Farmers and Labor, WAsmsraTOH, June 1. It is not likely that there will be any legislation intended to specifically relieve either the farming or labor distress, for the reason that there has been no systematic effort in that di rection. Neither the farmers nor the labor ers of the country have made any direct or specific demands for legislation. Both have asked for relief, but neither has spec ified what is needed or expected. Congress men have introduced a lot of bills, but none of them seem to have been prepared with any knowledge of the law of ne: es eities. In has been a walk in the dark and non sensible result will follow. If the farm . era through their alliance would suggest flouie measures and laboi make sugges tions through its national organization both could get legis'ation, for every man m congress would fall Into line. What is . needed 1b a bill from the national organiza tion of farmers and a bill from the national organization of labor. Where suggestions are left to , local organizations , there ia noimng out confusion. Discussing the Amendment. WASHraaTON, May SO. Constitutional law yers In and out of congress are discussing tonight whether the amendment to the interstate commerce law which the senate passed today (providing that there shall be no intexlcating liquors or beverages ship ped into prohibition state&V will stand the constitutional test : , '' Such able constitution expounders as Senators Edmunds, Hoar and Everett con tend that it was intimated by the supreme court the other day in overthrowing the prohi bltlon laws of Iowa that the constitu tion vested a power ; in congress to pro hibit the interstate shipment bf ai.y article which was undesirable by the States, under the interstate provision, and that it was' within the power of congress to reinforce the powers of a prohibition state by such a law as the senate passed today. It is held, on the contrary, that while the constitution gives: congress this power it cannot delegate it to state and that there fore the Wilson amendment will not stand a constitutional test because it proposes to delegate federal power to 6tate authority. Undoubtedly the Wilson amendment will pass the house, but it will be resisted by the original package and other liquor dealers in prohibition states and , it is very generally thought will bo broken down. There were but en votes against it in the senate, but it should be remembered that quite a number of senators voted for it under the impression that It was not only unconstitutional but would result in the overthrow of the, license system for the sale of beverages shipped from outside states in original packages. .' . j : Isolated, by Floods. ;;;; j . Havana, May 83i All telegraphic commu-f nication and nearly all railway traffic is in terrupted by floods resulting from excess ive rains. . The . weather continues threat ening. ;- -' . , , i ., . Bankers Indicted ' Philadelphia, PaM May SO. The grand jury returned indictments against Presi dent Pfeiffer and Teller Pancoast of the Bank of America for embeizlemen t. Oregon Election. Pobxland, Ore., June 3. Beturns from over the state are very incomplete. The election of Herman, republican, for con gress is assured. A he governor Is in doubt, with the chances in fuvor of Pennoyer, democrat. The republicans elected the remainder of the state ticket, and a ma jority of both houses of the legislature. Government Warehouses. Washtngton, June 2. Senator Carlislo has written a letter to B. F. Howard of Tus kegee, Ala., in response to a request for his views upon the bill providing for a sys tem of government warehouses ; for . farm products, upon which products treasury notes may be issued. . The senator says In the beginning that the statement of How ard and his associates that they are in "fa vor of equal justice t-i all and special fa vors to none," embodies sound democratic doctrine, and it it had been strictly adhered to In congress the past twenty-five years the evils of which the farmers and other a justly complain would have been averted ana tne wnoie country weuia now De pros perous and contented. . The farmers have been taxed so long for the benefit of other classes and have seen so much legislation for the aggrandizement of corporations and syndicates that their patienoo is ex hausted,, and they are now demanding that that very policy wnicn tney Hereto fore announced as unjust ana ruinous snau be applied to them, or ratner pare oitnem, for no scneme yet suggested would operate alike upon all farmers. - - . r ; But no evil can be corrected by increas ing its magnitude and extending the scope ot Its operations.- There is but one effect ual remedy for the evil which undoubtedly exists, and that is to reverse the policy which produced it. The senator, after re hearsing the features of the proposed sub- treasury plan ana noting tne race tnat tne farmers themselves will pay , more - than their fair share of the cost of erecting warehouses, and that the officers connected with them will be partisans of the adminis tration in power, says that not moie than one-third ot 2,8C0 counties in the United States, if that many, produce ana sell an nually more thaa $500.00J worth of agri cultural products, and therefore under the bill not more than one-third of them could avail themselves of this plan. At the very outset, therefore, it is planned to compel the government to issue and distribute money for the benefit of people living in the rich and productive counties at the ex pense of the poorer ones. Moreover, it is planned to enable unscrupulous specula tors to take advantage of the farmei'a pe cuniary necessities and extort exorbitant Drices for food from the people. In a great majoriiy of cases tha farmer will never be able to redeem deposited products, but will be forced to lose the re maining '20 per cent of their value or sell his warehouse receipts for whatever he can get for them, which will be very little; foricmubtbe rememberad that after he eets his warehouse receipts ho has a re maining interest of only 2d per cent, less charges for intereet, storage, eta, and this is all he can dispose cf. He will find the time ranidlv approaching wheu he must have money to redeem h-.s products or sell his small remaining interest or allow them to be sold at public auction by the govern ment, and this win be tne golden oppor tunity of speculators, whose agents will swarm all over the country, ready to take the receipts from the embarrassed owners fcr a merely nominal sum. Senator Carlisle argued at length to snow that the plan proposed would produce an annual expansion and contraction of the currency which would result in absolutely destroying the marKet upon wmcn tne farmer must depend for the sale of his crops. "No such, facilities as the project will afford for controlling the markets for barelv speculative purposes " says he. have ever existea in tnis or any otner country, and no more perfect Bystem lor the oppression of the poor could be do vised." in conclusion senator uarnsie savs that even if it could be conclusively shown that any similar scheme would be peculiarly beneficial to any particular class of people he would still be nnalter ably opposed to it, because in his opinion it Would be another wide and dangerous departure from the principles upon which our political institutions are founded, it would in fact be the longest step yet taken in a time of peace toward the consolida tion of power in the federal government and tho subjection of the private affairs of the people to the control of a central and irresponsible authority. - Malicious Work of Students. HAinxTON, u., jaay au. The lady man agers of the western female seminary some time ago forbade the Btudents of Miami university to visit the girls of the seminary for good and sufficient reasons. Tuesday evenidg three of the female teachers drove to Oxford to attend a Meth oaist cnurcn Bociai. wnen tne social was over their ouo norse - ana carriage were missing. The horse was found this morn ing dead and fearfully mutilated. Four Miami university boys confessed to Presi cent waraeid this morning that they did the work. President Warn eld refused to give their names. ; ; ; Struck y a Cyclone. Tom, Neb., June 3. It is reported here that about 10 o'clock tonight the town of Bradshaw, which has a population of about three hundred, was struck by a cyclone and nearly destroyed. Five persons are re ported killed outright. - The wires are down and no particulars are obtainable. Tne "Big Four." St. Louis, June S. At the annual meet ing of the St. Louis and Alton and Terra Haute called here yesterday it was decided to give sixty days notice of a special meet ing to be held fer the purpose of voting upon the proposition to soil the main line to the "Big Four," for $100,000,000. The report of 1889 shows that the gross earn ings amounted to $1,120,000; increase over 1888 $161, 000. The operating expenses were $649,000; increase. 100,000. Five Persons .Lose Tneir Lives. 1 r St. Louis, June 2. A tenement occupied by several families burned this morning. The firemen found the family of George Schlothman struggling in smoke : and flames on the second floor. s , Schlothman and his wife and two children were burned, and his father, an old man seventy years of age, smothered to death In his bed. The wife of Charles Haues and child were caught in the flames and dangerously burned." Schlothman is not expected ta live. . The recovery of his two children Is also doubtful, though Mrs. Schlothman may pull through. - George Hyde, the leesee, has been arrested on suspicion of having fired the building. , , Mrs Fanme McPherson : Bead, - Baltimore, Md. June 1. Mrs. Fannie Jennings ' McPherson , widow of Colonel John McPherson and a granddaughter of Governor Thomas Johnson, the first chlaf magistrate of Maryland under a republi can form cf government, died last night at Frederick City. - She was born -December 14, 1799, the night on which Washington died. During the admlmistratlon of Presi dent John Qainoy Adams, who married her cousin, Mrs. McPherson wn3 one qt the belles of the white house. She had been blind for some time before her death. Among the valuable souvenirs in her pos session was the commission of Thomas Jefferson as assistant Justice of the United States, signed by President wasmngton, and a shirt and cap nearjy one hundred and twenty years old, presented by the ladies ot Philadelphia to Governor John son's first child. " A Terrible Accident. Sam Fbaxcisco, May 30. One of the most horrible railway accidents ever known in California occurred at 1:40 o'clock this af ternoon, when the local train connecting at Oakland 7. ith the ferry boats from San Francisco ran through an open draw bridge over San Antonio creek at Webster street Oakland. . A yacht had just passed through the draw when the train appeared going in the' direction of Alameda. -- The drawbridge keeper endeavored to close the bridge, but was too late, and the engine with the tender and first car, which was filled with passengers, y plunged into the estuary. Engineer Sam Dunn and Fireman O'Brien went down with the engine, out the momentum of the engine was too great to be stopped in time. . -The weight of the engine . ana rust . car DroKe tne couplings and left the other two cars cf the train standing on the ' track. The second car ran about a third of the way across the bridge and stopped, but the jar was suffi cient to break open the front of the car, and many of the passengers were thrown into the water. : The first car, which had fallen with the engine to the bottom of the muddy estuary, soon rose, and such of the passengers as naa escapea . therefrom were picked up by. the yachts and small boats which gathered at the scene. - The train men and the rest of the passengers lent their aia to tne work ana when the wiecklng tram arrived from Oakland the car was drawn into shallow water and small boats began dragging the creek for bodies. -; v i ";! The top of the passenger coach was1 cut open as soon as it was . raised abave the water ana the worK or removinsr the bodies commenced, thirteen being taken out in quick succession. At the morgue the bodies were laid out as soon as re ceived to await identification, and heart rending scenes were witnessed as friends came forward to claim their dead. A Colorado Swindle. Holtoke, Col., May 33. A correspondent has secured in advance the -proof sheet of an exposition "of ore of the most gigantic real estate frauds that has ever been per petrated in the west. A complete expose of the methods of the gang which is rob bing eastern people of thousands of dol- ars appears in the columns of the Hoivoke Tribune of this week. The Holyoe investment company, com posed of two or three men, have bought una platted a piecs of land adjoining the cemetery, about two miles from town. Alter layinsr off this eround into lots thev opened correspondence with hundreds of people in the east, offering them a lot free In this addition, (which is not an addition as it dees not join the town site) if they would interest themselves in distributing advertising matter sent to them. These deeds are made out and signed by the sec retary of the company, but are not wit nessed and do not bear the company's seal On the back of each deed is stuck tho fol lowing slip: 5 This aeea is voia unless niea for record within thirty days from "its date. Send the deed with $4.85, Colorado legal fees, to county ciers ana recoraer, iioiyoke, Phillips county. Colorado, and he will re cord and return it to you, with an abstract ox tide under ms omclal seal as provided by the laws of Colorado. There are about one thousand lots in the plat. The recording fees for these alone would amount to $4,S5'J. The land, for w ich they crave their notes, cost them about $5 per acre, or $400 for the plat, leaving 14,450 in fees for some one A good many letters have come to the banks of business men of Holyoke and thev have answered in most cases that the land in question is worth for farm purposes from t5 to $10 per acre. The different merchantile agencies have taken the mat ter up, learned the status of the affair and stamped it as a fraud and report it so to all inquirers and the same is truo of the loan companies. Accountability of Subscribers. Washington, May SO. In reply to an In quiry from G. S. Alexander of Syracuse, Neb., concerning the accountability of sub scribers who refuse to take newspapers from the postofflce without settling up ar rearages the postmaster general said today that the postal laws have nothing whatev er to do with the liability of a subscriber for the price of a newspaper; that it is the duty oi a postmaster to deliver the paper to tne suDscriDer so long as ne will contln ue to receive it, and when he refuses to re celve it from the postofflce the postmaster should notify the publisher of the fact and at the expiration of thirty days, if no in structions are received from the publisher the papers should be place with the waste paper. CONGRESSIONAL. The Senate. Washihotoh, May 28,-In th senate ti &kv Mr. Sherman, from the committee d foreign affairs, reported an amendment be offered to the consular and diplomat: appropriation bill authorising the pres uouu yo carry wio eiitJi w y t- tions of the international conference by appointment (by and with the advice and consent of the senate) of three commis sioners to represent the . United , States on the intercontinental railway commission, whose compensation is to bo paid from the oommlttee' on funds, to be distributed by the several nations interested; also to de tail from the army and navy such officers as may be spared withouc detriment to the service to eerve as engineers under such commission in makl ng the survey, their expenses to be paid by the commission, and appropriating $60,000, aa the share of the United States of the expenses of such commission and survey. - - - ' ! ; i f " Mr. Stewart offered a i resolution, whioh was agreed to, calling on the" secretary of agriculture for information in reference to artesian wells and other supplies from sub terranean sources of irrigation. The Bena-e bill subjecting' imported liquors to the laws of the several states was again taken up. , Mr. Morgan made an ar gument against its constitutionality. . Mr. Faulkner expressed himself In favor of doing something, of passing, some bill that would relieve the situation which now confronted congress., Speaking of the reg ulation of the liquor traffic, he said he hlm Belf believed, as did the people of his state, that the high license system was . the true method of dealing with the question. . He had given notice of an amendment some what similar, te the substitute r reported by the judiciary committee. . He criticised the substitute, objecting, for ' instance, to the use of the word "prohibition,, ar d : sug gested that the object could be attained by the use of the word "regulation." - : After considerable debate on the above bill and the army appropriation, bill the senate adjourned without taking any definite action on either. ' ' ' 4 , Washujotok, May 29. In the senate to day Mr. Stewart, rising to a question of personal privilege, had read - an artiole from a local paper containing a statement by Malor Powell, director of the geological survey, in reference to Mr. Stewart's recent resolution in which Powell spoke of the movement as instigated by land t harks and sdeoulators for the purpose ' of "gobbling up irrigable lands and establishing a sort of hydraulic feudal system. " ' Mr. Sto war t sketched an outline of what had been done in the way of stimulating irrigation in the far west recently and gave the appropria tions. Powell, he said, had used more than half of the appropriation in vast and ex. penseve surveys of no praotical use fer the object in vie w and intimates that Powel had. enormous power in both houses from his giving employment to a lot of young men, sons and relatives of members of con gress, and that he kept an enormous lobby in wasmngten to oontroi tne action of con gress. The bureau at geology and mlner- algy was nothing, Mr. Stewart said, but a mass of humbug and foolishness. . The imported liquor bill was then taken up, th question being- on the following substitute offered by Mr. Gray to the sub stitute from the judiciary committee : . mat fermented, distilled or other in toxicating liquors transferred as articles of commerce or brought into any state er territory from a point or place outside such state or territory for use, consump tion or Bale therein, shall not be exempt from the operation of the laws of or the regulations, control, police or taxing power ot such state or , territory .affecting or applicable to all other like property, by reason of such liquors being in the original package of Importation of transportation subjects , ox interstate of foreign com merce. Mr. GraVs amendment was agreed to- yeas 26, nays 20. Mr. wnson ox lowa ottered a .substitute for Mr. Gray's amendment providing that llqors transported into any state or terri tory for use, consumption or sale, or stor age, shall on their arrival be subject to the operation and effect of the laws . of such state or territory enacted in the exercise of its police power, and shall not be exempt therefrom by reason of their being intro duced in original packages. Mr. Wilson's substitute was adopted 23 to 20. The bill then passed 34 to 10. The senate adjourned until Monday. Washington, June a Among the peti tions presented were two from New Hamp shire and Vermont against further conces sions to the Pacioo railroads, and in . favor of the government taking possession of them. Mr. Plumb introduced a bill prepared by St. John of New York for the purchase of silver to use as lawful money. Kef erred to the committee on finance. . The resolution heretofore offared by Mr. Spooner, calling on the attorney general for information as to the practice of the United States courts at Fort Smith. Ark, and Paris, Tex., in regard to offenses in Indian Territory was taken up, discussed ana agreea to. The conference report on tho army ap propriation bill was taken up, ana the ques tion in regara to canteens was dlscnssed. Mr. Allison, who presented the bill spoke in defense of It. Mr. George remarked tbat if the proposi tion could not be made to apply to the offi cers as well as to the men, he would vote to strike the whole thing out The conference report was agreed to yeas, lo; nays. 8. The nays were Messrs. Blair, Co quite. Dixon, George, Hale, San - aers, xeucr ana Tarpie. Tne enver oui went over uu tomorrow and the senate, after an executive Bession adjourned. Washington, June 8. The senate bill for preventing the adulteration of food and drinks was reported and placed on the calendar. Blair, from the committee on education ana labor, reportea tne senate bill to pro vide for the , obligatory attendance at school of children in Alaska, and the sen ate bill, without recommendation, to or ganize a bureau of information relating" to employment, occupation and means o: livelihood. Placed on the calendar. The suver cm was tnen taken up and Pugh addressed the senate. His speech was largely deveted to a criticism ef the tariff bills. The house bill to authorize the president to cause certain lands heretofore with drawn from the market for reeervoir pur poses to be restored to the public domain subject to entry under the homestead law with certain restrictions, with the amend ments. This bill refers to lands at the headwaters ot the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers in Mlnnesotr and Wisconsin and of the Chippewa and Wisconsin rivers in Wis consul. The silver bill was again taken up and Far well addressed the senate. He de clared himself in full accord with the pur poses of the bill, but said he was in favor of going still further. He would Use for money all the silver offered, and not a ttrio" liih jfoy"ihe bovernment, sending bill, of tr asury notes. under the pending bill, of with silver bullion behind them as secur ity, furnished a circulation that was abso lutely safe and could not be rednndant and would still supply the monthly retire ment of the national bank currency. The national bank system should be perpet uated by substituting other bonds than United States bonds to secure the circula tion. The people would then utilize all the best bonds of the country and would procure such a a circulation as the business or the country aemanaca. xne treasury notes to be issued under the bill would add largely ta the circulating me dium. He did not think that it was within the province of congress to determine the amount of the circulating medium. - But some law like the national banking law should be the means by which the people could determine that matter for them selves. His object in favoring the adoption of the sub-treasury system was to have all the money of the peopln in the channels of business, as it was before tne passage or the independent treasury law in 1810. The money now in the sub-treasuries would, if plaoed in national banks, add largely to the volume of currency for business pur poses. : He would not advocate tne cepoBit of , government . revenues with national banks without good security for the whole amount deposited. Another reason for the change would be that the money handled by the national banks without any cost to the government, and the saving thus af fected would be in . the aggregate several hundred thousand dollars per year. He did not favor the repeal of the independent treasury act for the purpose of benefitting the banks. At the close of Farewell's speech and without further action the senate ad- ourned.- The House. Washington, May 28. In the house to day the credentials of Yaux, Randall's suc cessor, were presented and read, and he qualified. ' A bill was passed appropriating $123,000 for the establishment of a national mili tary park on the battlefield of Chica- maugua. ; A conference was ordered on the naval appropriation bill and then the house went into committee ef the whole on tho river and harbor bill. On motion a post survey was authorized of the Illinois river from LaSalle to the Mississippi river, with a view of ascertain ing what lands would be subject to over flow by the construction of a navigable waterway between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi liver. The committee then rose and reported the bin to tne nouse. Mr. Uooaery moved to recommit tno oiu with instructions to the committee on rivers and harbors to report', t back with the Hennepin canal clause stricken out. The motion was lost. The bill was then paised without dlvison. The bouse aojourmea until Monaay. -Washington, May 29. In the house to 3 ay the committee on public lands reported back to the house the bill, with amend ments, for the general forfeiture of land grants. Ordered printed and recommitted. The senate bill was passed for the relief of the widow of Bear Admiral McDougai. The house then went into committee ox the whole on public building bills. The following bins were Jaia asiae iavor- ably: Mankato, Minn., 150,000; Milwau kee, increasing to $1,4C0,00: Bioux Falls; S. D., $150.C0C; Beatrice, Neb., $60,000, Davenport, la., $100,000; Bck Island, I1L, 75.WU; aioux mty, ia., swu,uuu; uioom- Ington.IlL, $100,0t'0; Kansas City, $1,20, 000; Baclue, Wis., $100,000: Bockford, III , siuo.wHJr FortDocge,- ia., 7D,uw, uaeooy- gan. Wis., $5),000. The agrlcultaral bill was tnen reportea and the house adjourned until Monday. Washington, June 2. In the house today a memorial from the Philadelphia board of trade was presented, favoring the estab lishment of a postal telegraph. Passed. A number ot bias were passed, including one transferring the exr ense of the trial of Indians for crimes committed on other In dians in territories from the territories to the Un States. Adjourned, rzrj: -ZZ Washington, June 3. lathe house "tod ay on motion of CIark,;the.tEenate bill was pBseauthorTz l"ng"the sale!? of '. I ti mber " r e- served for the use of the .Menominee tribe nf Tnmftnn In Winaonaid. . v . The house then proceeded to the consid eration of the Alabama contested election caeo by McDuffle vs. Turpin. Pending further debate the house ad ourned. , A Governor Nominated. Montgomeby, Ala, May 31. The Ala bama democratic state convention closed its labors at 6:30 this evening after a four days' session, welch, for interest ana ex citement is unparalleled in the political history of the state. The state ticket com plete is as follows : Governor, Thomas G Jones: secretary ot state, J. D. Barron of Ulay county; auditor, uyrus v. iioarue ot Perry; treasurer, John L. Cobbs of Mont gomery; attorney-general, W. L. Martin of Jac&son; superintendent of education, J, G. Harris of Sumter. Jones' nomination was secured by all the anti-Kolb men com bining on him. Eoib was the avowed can didate of the farmers' alliance, r- " fcv. Camphor Going Up. Washington, June 1. So ;much camphor is being used for the extermination or re pression of moths and scientific purposes that a Washington druggist makes the interesting statement that the article will double in value during the next year. It is being used in large quantities In the manufacture ox smokeless powder, wnicn has lust boen adopted for continental and oriental armies. The editor of the Ord Blizzard will plant and cultivate 100 pounds of sugar beet seed. The case of Little Willie Lauer of Columbu3 against tho Union Pacific wherein the railroad company is de fendant in a suit for $20,000 damages, has been compromised by the com pauy agreeing to pay $4,000 to the in jured boy. On one of the principal streets o: Kearney, within two blocks, can be found four cornets, one tuba, three pi anos, four organs, a parrot, and a ntun ber of smaller instruments in tne way of jewsharps, harmonicas and flutes When thev all turn loose the overflow of the canal stops to "listen, f armer lis ten.'' . Gowlnjg Crop Reports From Da kot. Hubon, 8. D., June 2. The democratic county convention this afternoon nom inated George C. Cooper for state senator and S. M. McFarland, Bobert Wilson. Peter Myers, W. H. Birdsell ana B. S. Campbell, representatives. -Reports from all parts of te state indi cate xrom one-naix to tnree-fourtha ox an inch rain foil list night. Reports at the United States signal office, from nineteen counties in North Dakota and twenty. seven in ooutn Dakota, says the crops are in good condition and in some localities ex ceptionally fine. Cut worms have done eome damage in a few localities. To Assist Industrioue Indians. Washington, June 2. The Indian appro priation bill for the fisoal year ot 1891 was completed by the house committee today. It carries an appropriation ot nearly $6,000,000, whioh Is somewhat below the appropriation for the current fisoal year. It includes an appropriation of $63,000 to enable the secretary ot the interior to em ploy practical farmers, in addition to the Indian agency farmers now employed, at wages not exceeding $75 per month, to Buperintena ana airect snon Indians as are making -efforts for self-support. For the support of Indian day and industrial schools find other educational purposes $772,700 Is appropriated, and for the con struction on Indian reservations ef school buildings and repairs to buildings $100,000. Western Packing Interests. Cincinnati, O., May 2ft Tomorrow's Price Curreut will say: The recent good prices for hogs stimulated the marketing and wes tern packing operations show a further enlargement, the total for the week being 33U,uuu, against for the pre ceding week and 245,000 last year; from March 1 a total of 2,040,000. against 2,490, a year ago, an increase of 450,010. The Fatal Wild Parsnip. - , Oitawa, Ont , June 2. Dead in bad with a dying sister en each side of him lay little Archie Campeau of Lake George when a neighbor woman came in, attracted by fee ble cries of "help, help." Another child was rolling in death agony upon the floor near by. Gasping and helpless lay the mother and aged grandfather, the latter relapsing into insensibility. - Mrc. Campeau managed to pay that they had been poisoned and the village physi cian was cauea. When he arrived one ils- tle boy was dead and the other evidently beyona nope or recovery, while toe mother, grandfather and two little girls and an infant but three months old, were in a desperate condition. Emetics were administered, and before he left the physi cian was successful in saving the lives of threa of the poisoned patients, although the others, it is feared, are too far gone to rally. Wednesday old man C.unpoau went into the woods to dig roots to make medicine for a sick horse. He gathered a lot ot var. ious kinds. Including some which tasted sweet and of which all the members of the family partook. In a few minutes all were taken with fearful pains. Is was in this condition the neighbor woman found them. The eldest boy. about nine years of age, was dead, the second boy has tinoe died and the doctor says the old man ana infant are likely to follow. The roots which the old man had given them were wild parsnips," a peadly poison. They Want a Fair Decision. Lisbon, May 30. Portugal proposes that the United States and Great Britain shall name the head of some friendly nation who will appoint an arbitrator for them in tho Delogoa railway question. Portugal will them select another nation to appoint a second arbitrator in oase of a disagreement between the two, ana Switzerland shall be asked to nam? an umpire whose decision will be final. The Garfield Memorial Dedicated. Cleveland, May 30. The Garfield memo rial in Lakevlew cemetery was dedicated toiay with imposing cerexnonlse in the presence oflmany distinguished people from all over the country. The memorial is a colossal structure, towering 465 feet abovs an eminence in the cemetery which overlooks the city and surrounding coun try, and was erected at a cost of 9150,000. The exercise? ot the cay began with a pa rade of military and civic societies, the procession forming in the centre of the city and moving to the cemetery, a dis tance or nre miles. The city was filled strangers, and thousand of t ersons lined the streets through which the procession passed. The decorations along the line of march and all over the city were the finest ever seen nere. President Harrison. General Sherman, fx-rresldcnt rlayes and Yloe President Morton were applauded very frequently along the line of the psocession. The spectacle, barring Garfield's funeral pro cession, was the most imposing ever sean in Cleveland. The procession was two hours in passirg a eiven point and was five miles In length. There were at least 25,000 in line. There was but one accident during the day. Eir Knight James Wernple. post commander of Nebraska division. Knights Templar, who now resides here, was thrown from his horse and suffered a bad fracture of the leg. Dispatches from all over the country in dlcate that Decoration day was observed with the same feeling of patriotism as of yore. Millions Behind Them. . Washington, June 8. A party of import ers and merchants from Boston, New York and Philadelphia, who tra alleged to rep resent a capital of SOO,GOO,000, are on their way to Washington on a fcpeclal train, to protest before the committee on finance against the increased duties upon certain rmportea goods, particularly wearing ap parel and other fabrics. These gentlemen. coming as tney ao. representing the enor mous interests that have sent them, will receive a respectful hearing even if they do not accomplish their purposes. There is a disposition on the part of Messrs. Aldrlch, Allison, Hlscock and Jones, who have the bill in hand, to reduce the rates fixed by the house committee as far as can possibly be done without impairing the protection of American labor and capital. Cowboys and Indians Fight. DUBANOO, Col, May 80. A fight took place today between cowboys and Indians at inne mver agency, two inaians were killed and several injured. More trouble is expected. - - Agricultural Appropriation Bill, Washington, May 29. Chairman Funston of the house committee on agriculture to day reported to the house the agricultural appropriation bill. The bill carries an ap propriation of $1,109,400 tor the agrionl- tural department proper, and the regular yearly appropriation of 9645,000 for the state agricultural experimental stations. The estimates submitted by the depart ment were fl.2C8.430 and the appropria. tions for the current fiscal year are 1 1,084,- FOREIGN AFFAIRS WILXJAV AND THE Li BOB PBOBUM. London, May 9. Though there are stilf a few who doubt that the ultimate suocess of the labor policy of the Emperor William of Germany, nobody questions his sincer ity in hi a endeavors to. ameliorate the con dition ot the wcrkere, while his personal activity in the supervision of the labor matters at home and inquiry into them abroad commends general admiration. I is stated on good authority in Berlin that the kaiser has dccHcd to ask the assist ance aud co-operation of the English trades unions in the formation of a work lngnten's privy oounct), to have immedlato oontroi of the preliminary work of formu lating the regulations governing traae matters in Germany; and to advise and paps upon such questions as may ansa from time to time affecting the relations between employes and employers. Each of the counsellors is to receivo an annual salary ot 2,000 marks and the body i to bo known as the arbeitxatn. MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. Upon the arrival ot the steamship New York May 21, at Qaeenatown today, a female passenger who gave her name as Mrs. Nugent was discovered when passing' the customs offioers to have a loaded re volver concealed in a secret pooket in one of the skirts. She disclaimed ownership ot tho weapon and declared that a fellow pas senger named Devlne had requested her to carry It as her own. Devlne could not be found and Mrs. Nugent was arrested ana arraigned before a magistrate, who re manded her for farther examination for violation of the law prohibiting the bring ing of firearms into Ireland. Tho strike of the SOD timber handlers on the Liverpool docks, which began yester day, to enforce their demand for an In crease of wages to 6 shillings a day, was of short duration. Aa the strikers were backed by the dockmen's union and the employers were unable to procure men to take their places, the demnnds of the men. were conceded wcay ana work resumoa. Mile. Raffalovitch, who is to become tho wife of Mr. William O'Brien, VL P., gave a dinner to 600 poor children at New Ti- perary today and crowned her charitable work for the day by donating a large sura, to the support of the Boboot oonduoted by nuns at that place. The dinner was a moet successful affair and aroused the enthusi asm ot young and eld to a high pitch. The vinyards in the valley of the Rhine are being devastated by worms, which In test the vines in such numbers that their extermination is Impossible. It is esti mated that hundreds of thousands of vines have already been destroyed and the destruction of the entire crop is threat ened. He Had aa Oily Tongue. New Tobx, May 2a To step from a sumpt uous supper table in Deimonioo's, wnere he had been dining with tw wealthy Eng lishmen, one of them a baronet, into the dutches of a detective and thence to a prison cell, wa the experience ot John McDermot, who was arrested last evening for swindling people out of various sums of money, and for whom the detect! vts have been looking lor some lime, jdo . Englishmen were lr Bobert Peel, and Mr. Clifford Talbott, who came here on the Auranla. They met McDermot, who told them he was Inspector By men' head de tective and was coming from Germany. where he had delivered a forger to the authorities. He promised to ehow them the sights of New York and get into their good grces. Sir Robert Peel presented him with a diamond eoarf pin worth tbOO, turned over his bag- cage cneoK 10 mm ana gave mm xour English 5 notes In a short time he and Mr. Talbot placed themselves practically lu his hands. They had been looking at the fights of the city up till Tuepdaynignt when they dinea ac DelmonlcoV Deteo tlvo Sergeants McClusky, and Mulholland of Inspector Byrne.' staff were passing Delmonloo's at the time, and looking through the window saw McDermot, whom they recognized, sitting at a table. They waited until ne came ous ana pus mm un der arrest. Hla friends were dumbfound ed, but the detective explained matters. McDermot. thev said, was wanted for the larceny of 1,2M oat of which sum ha had swindled Mrs. Thayer, a widow living at Mansey, a fcmall town In tola tate. under promise of m arris tre. Todey M. Thaver came to thin city and identified McDermot.. telr Ilobe't Peel made no complaint, on& left for Chicago. McDermot 1m f ortv-four years old and wan a hack driver in thlt city. He will be arraigned in court to morrow morning. mm A Cracker Trust, Minneapolis, May 30. Tae Journal prints tats afternoon particulars of the formation of a big cracker trust, with n capital of $10,000,000 and lnclu3inp nearly every prominent cracker maker in tho country. This pool has been in operation for some time, but has proved unsatisfactory and the trust is the result. It in to conduct the entire business of the various concerns ot the trust. Stock to the amount ot 310, 000,000 ia being issued in return for tho transf orr'ng of individual properties. Tho Journal says the final papers have but uat bean signea ana ueiwerea. - Unveillntc the Leo Monument. Richmond, Va., May 9. Tke weather here cleared balmy and beautifully fluo Early this morning the streets were crowd- ed with people from out of town tud mil ltazy organizations which are to takd -jaxt in the procession. As the various com mands reach their starting points, wilh some familiar officers at their beai,' they are greeted with cheers. Chief Marshal General Fitz Hugh Lee, Generals Early, Johnson and Longstreet received ovations as tney moved from place to Place. Shortly aftor 12 o'clock tho precession moved to the monument, around which, the different organizations were grouped. as soon as the distinguished guests were all seated Governor McKluley, as president of the Lee Monument association, arose and called the assemblage to order. After a brief prayer Governor McKlnlay intro duced General Early as chairman of tho meeting. He wa greeted with prolonged applause ana cheering. He made no ppeecb, but In a few well chosen words introduced the orator of the oocaron. Col onel Archer Anderson. Colonel Anderson's address was an eloquent cne. in which. while abating not a Jot of his love and ad miration for Lee, so couched It in words as not to lar upon the sensibilities of the most ardent Flouring Mill Destroyed. St. Loins, May 29. The LaClede flouring: mills, owned by Kehler Bros., were en tirely burned early this morning. The loss la estimated at $125,000; fully insured. The origin of the fire is a mystery, as the mill has been idle for some time. A Terrible Hail Sturm. Minneapolis, Minn. , May 81. A Hender son special says: A terrible hail storm oc curred in the Bed River valley yesterday. The hail lies four feet deep in place?. Con siderable damage was done to crops and windows.