The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, October 08, 1891, Image 1

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Expibatioss: Ai the easiest and cheapest
leans of notifying subscribers ot the ant.
of iheir expirations we will mark tbia notice
with a blue or red pencil, on the date at which
their auiiecription expires. We will aend the
paper two weeks after expiration. IT not re
newed by that time it will be discontinued.
The Little Brown Farm.
A brown little farm is over the hill
Where the shadows are held with a song;
Where the oriole calls to Its mate by the rtU
And I find peaceful rest from the throng-.
O, the dear little farm, the queer little fann(
The brown little farm on th. hill.
Bweot children once played on this brown
little farm
Now answer me this with your pen.
"Does a mother not feel secure from harm
'Neath the roof whence her boys grew to
O, serene little farm, you are queen little
The little brown farm on the bill.
Here the daughters weDt forth, their eyes
like the stars.
To toll in the world's busy looms;
'Till the lights in the west from the sunset's
red bats
Are each a lone lamp In my rooms.
O, the glad little farm, the sad little farm,
The little t)rown farm on the hill.
Mary Baird Finch.
Nebraska's Big Crop of'gi.
For TnE Alliance, by Our John.
A "drummer" came into a village store,
A3 dapper as he could be,
From his sample pack he took out a pack
To show the merchant some tea.
To edify those standing by,
He spoke, and thus quoth he:
"Dear sir, you should make your order
For the crops are good this year,
To drying winds there is no'.hing to
From frost is nothing to fear.
The grangers have settled down to 'biz,'
To get out of last year's fix.
And Nebraska's big crop of 91
Is death to their politics."
A granger sat oa an apple barrel.
As sunburned as he could be;
With a sounding slap like a thunder clap
He smote the patch on his knee.
Touched to the quick by the drummer
He spoke and thus quoth he:
" 'Tis true that the crops are good this
Our prospects are better, but that's not
To holp us out of last year's fix,
Our best crop is our crop of politics."
The granger in politics came to stay,
We've followed too long an imported
But our votes and our corn we intend
to mix,
And ship out a few car loads of politics
We're tired to death of extortion and
Of political bosses, schemers and spies
We'll drive 'em across the river Styx,
By means of our crop of politics.
Don't insult the granger with stuff of
this kind,
For we aro in earnest and know our
own mind.
The croo that will count when election
is done
Is the political crop of '91.
The independent candidate for county
judge will Jfynn.
The rppiib candidate for clerk of the
court will Jl'aite.
One of the chairs for a district judge
will have a Zeweforaterm of four years
upon it.
The indenondents hav guarded
neainst want by putting a Baker on the
Have you read the open letter of
Mr. Det'hlef s? if not take a look at it.
No Germans need apply. Republican
County Convention.
No candidate for the legislature,
sheriff, coroner or judse.has ever dared
to announce himself for the office with
out first asking permission of the B. &
M. railroad.
A non partisan judiciary is whet we
want, provided we are selected as the
non-pirtisan. Field and Hall.
Cant. Wordvard, your republicanism
is not good enough for us. F. & H.
I would not run on the same ticket
with Captain Woodward. Allen W.
When I divorce a couple in this
county xr-y voice reaches into the state
of Missouri ond prohibits a marriage in
that state. Hall, Judge.
J. C Johnson has always been a
good republican, but cannot go on the
ticket with us. Field and Hall.
I did not want the B. & M. to pay
taxes on the Missouri river bridge to
Cass county. A. Field.
The meanest skunk in Lancaster
county is working on the B. & M.
Journal, and h's name is Ager.
The independents recognized the
1.800 Germnn voters of this co'inly by
giving us Elfeldt and Matt Mauel.
Open Letter of Dethlefs.
Gov. Thayer Has Refused to Interfere.
Governor Thajer at 4:30 yesterday
afternoon sent word to Omaha that he
would not interfere in behalf cf Ed. D.
Ncal. The following letter was sent to
the fheriff:
State of Nebraska. Executive De
partment Lincoln, Neb. v Oct 6, 1891,
J. F. Boyd, fsq.. Sheriff Douglas coun
ty, Omaha, Neb. Dear Sir: After the
nost thorough and painstaking investi
gation and consideration of the case of
Ed Neal, now under sentence of death
in the county jail of Douglas county, I
have arrived at the conclusion that It is
not my duty to interfere with the exe
cution of the sentence imposed by the
It will, therefore, beoome your pain
ful duty to carry that sentence into
effect on the day heretofore named.
R 'apectfi'lly yours,
John M.Thaieh, Governor.
Empire Democrats Entertain TUeir
Candidate for Governor.
rt. EoPreeldeat Refers to a Recent Do
lestle Episode Lieatenaas Governor
Job..' Bolt Herman Oelrichs
Out The Ohl. Campaign.
New York, Oct. 6. The reception at
the Democratic club rooms in honor of
the Hon. Roswell P. Flower, marked
the re entrance of Orover Cleveland into
the political arena. After a silence un
broken since the opening of the present
campaign in this state he made a speech
clearly defining his position, and his de
sire for the success of toe state ucitei.
Shortly after 9 o'clock the guests and
members of the club began to arrive at
the club rooms. Mr. Flower was one
of tbe early arrivals. As he entered he
was greeted with hearty cheers.
William E. Curtis, secretary of the
club, introduced Mr. Flower in a short
speech in which he referred to his
record in congress, and commended him
to the support of all true Democrats.
Mr. Flower responded very briefly,
thanking the club for its flattering re
ception. He said thai he would con
tinue to protect the interests of the
Democratic party. The Hon. Amos J.
Cuinmings inade the longest speech of
the evening.
There was a commotion near the en
trance which deepened into enthusiastic
cheers as Orover Cleveland, leaning on
the arm of F. L. Stetson, entered the
club room. He was escorted to where
Mr. Flower was standing, and the
cheers broke out once more. Mr. Curtis
immediately introduced him as the next
speaker. Mr. Cleveland began his
speech as follows:
Gentlemen: I find that you members
of the Democratic club are the greatest
gourmands for speeches I ever saw, When
ever I have visited you I have been asked
for a speech before I got anything, else out
of you. You may be are surpriseda t seeing
me here tonight, as for the past few days I
have been more interested in nominal
politics. Cheers and laughter. I can
say that I have been especially interested,
although the subject of that solicitude on
my part will never be of any especial ben
efit to the Democratic party laughter.
unless there comes a time when prohibi
tionists correcting himself I mean the
woman's suffrage, passes.
Roosevelt on New York Politics.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 6. Hon. Theo
dore Roosevelt of New York, civil ser
vice commissioner.was in St: Paul, hav
ing arrived from his western ranch in
Montana. "It seems to me," Mr. Roose
velt said, "that the finances are tbe
meet important questions in this par
ticular election in New York state.
Moreover, the Republicans everywhere
seem to me, I am happy to say, to be
living up to their record in the matter
of honest money. I shall probably not
take any pari in this fall's campaign,
but I will be on deck for next year's
campaign if things remain as they are
at present. I will then in all probability
take the stump. But I would like to
have my say this year in New York and
Massachusetts." Is there any truth in
the rumor that you have resigned from
the civil service commission?" asked the
reporter. "None whatever," replied
the commissioner. "I have not only
not resigned, but have no thought of it."
Mills Mass Meeting at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Oct. 6. Much enthusiasm
was manifest at the Mills mass meeting
at Music hall literally the opening gun
of the Demoracy in the notable state
campaign now on. Half of the hall was
occupied by the 1,100 vice presidents
and the campaign clubs who marched
gaily in with stirring music and banners
flyitg. Tne remainder of the auditor
ium and the balconies was closely
thronged with the populace. Ex-Con-gressuian
Mills of Texas was ardently
welcomed, the chairman introducing
him as "the probable speaker and leader
of the next congress."
Herman Oelrichs Steps Out.
New York, Oct. . The resignation
of Herman Oelrichs as member of the
Democratic national committee was re
ceived. In his letter of resignation Mr.
Oelrichs gives as his reason for with
drawing that the action of the New
York Democratic state convention in
having indicated by its nominations
that Tammany hall was to be tbe ruling
spirit in the state does not coincide with
his views. Mr. Oelrichs is in Europe.
Jooet Bolt.
New York, Oct. 6. Leiutenant Gov.
erncr Jones has issued a card in which
he says that Flower's election would rs
sult in bis (Flower's) nomination for tbe
presidency, which would put the na
tional government under the control of
Tammany and make Sheehan governor.
Those who do not desire that consumma
tion of events Mr. Jones cautions to
pause and think.
ISarkodale Not a Candidate.
Jackson, Miis., Oct. 6. In an inter
view with Hon. E. Barksdale of this
city he denies that he aspires to the
presidency of tbe National Alliance, as
stated in a telegram from Washington,
and says he wonld not accept the posi
tion if tendered him.
Senator Sherman.
Zanesville. O .Oct. 6 Senator Sher
man spoke at the opera house here to a
large and 'attentive audience His re
mark; were in support of McKinley and
protection, and also upon the silver
question Hs goes from here to Wash
ington A Treaturer Resigns.
New York. Oct G. James W. Wads
worth, treasnrerof ths Republican state
committee, sent hit resignation to' the
committee A C Cheney, president of
the OarSeli National bank, has accepted
ths office
Republlraas Capture Waterburv .
Waterbury. Conn.. Oct 6. Ths Re
publicans were victorious at the polls,
electing their candidate for mayor and
gaining control of tbe common council
The Tlrket Will n. Acephalous.
Omaha, Oct. 6. The Democratic
stete central committee met and de
cided not to fill the vacancy caused by
the declination of Judge Broady.
A Cooseatttee Appointed ta F.rmnLU in E.n.r'a Case.
Philadelphia, Oct. . At the session,
of the Evangelical association the case
of Bishop Esber, which has been under
consideration for several days, was again
taken np. The conference thor
oughly reviewed all the proceedings of
the trial conference in the bishop's case, ,
and came to a vote on tbe qneetion
whether the evidence justified the find
ing of the trial conference. A ballot
was taken and all the ballot were cast
In the affirmative. A committee of nine
was appointed to formulate a sentence
in the case of Bishop Esher.
In the afternoon the case of Bishop
Dubs was taken np. The bishop made
a statement, after which it was resolved
to review the case as reported from the
trial conference and to listen to the de
fense which defendant would have
offered at the time ot his trial if hit
reasonable request to have a correct
record of the trial proceedings furnished
bim bad been granted. At the close ot
the day's session the case of Bishop
Dubs was still under consideration.
Bishop Dubs Summoned.
Indian apolis, Oct. 8. In the German
Evangelical conference inquiry was
.made for the report of the committee in
the case of Bishop Dubs. Members of
the committee said the body had been
laboring day and night since Friday,
but was not yet ready to report, and
might not be for a couple of days. It
was then decided to summon Bishop
Dubs to be present at the investigatior
of the charges against him.
It Notiflet Dr. Brl(f to Appear for Trial
on November 4 and
New York, Oct. . The New York
Presbytery met again this morning,
Moderator Bliss presiding. After rou
tine business Rev. Schiland, of the com
mittee appointed to answer Dr. Briggs'
protest ot May 11, offered bis report.
By request of Briggs the protest was
first read. It demurred against the ap
pointment of a prosecuting com
mittee for several reasom.Among
otners, lie was not given
sufficient 'time to answer charges.
The answer of the state committee was
on the inquiry only. Dr. Birch, chair
man of the nrosecutinir committee, an
nounced he was about to serve Briggs
with a copy of the indictment setting
tne trial tor .Nov. 4, at 10 o clock. After
formal notice was served on Briggs to
appear for trial Nov. 4 the presbytery
Hopkins-Senrlet Estate In California.
San Francisco, Oct. 6. Judge Coffee
has been asked by the public admlms
trator to settle his final account as ad
ministrator of the estate of Mrs. Hop
kins-Searles. The estate in California is
valued at $3,000,000 and brings in
rental of $5,000 a month.
Mrs. Harrison's Return.
Washington, Oct. B. Mrs. Harrison,
accompanied by Mrs. Cheney.wife of ex
Governor Cheney of New Hampshire,
and Russell Harrison, returned to this
city at 9:30. They were met at the
station by tne president and were driven
to the W hite House.
Will lie Reappointed.
Washington, Oct. 6. The four-year
term of Commodore Melville, engineer-in-chief
of the United States navy, ex
pires next January. The secretary has
signified his intention of reappointing
Commodore Melville for a second term
of four years.
Secretary Noble.
Washington, Oct. 6. Secretary
Noble left for Chicago? where he will
take part in the reunion of the Army of
the Tennessee and the ceremonies at
tending the unveiling of the Grant
Father of Thirty-one Children.
Eldon, la., Oct. 6. Sanford Dowd,
an old settler of Iowa, is dead at tbe
age of t7 years. He is tbe father of five
children by a first wife, ten by a second
and sixteen by a third, making thirty
one children in all.
A recently arrived steamer at New York
from Europe, had on board $3,488,000 in
The entire telephone system of Racine,
Wis., was burned out by an electric light
wire dropping across a telephone wire.
At Memphis, Tenn., two freight cars
ran off the transfer steamer and four
tramps, who were in the cars, were
Ex-Governor Creneyof New Hampshire,
so it is said, has been offered '.he port
folio of war, aud will accept the posi
tion. Dryson Harris, colored, wanted at Du
rant. Miss., for tbe murder of Lee An
drews, colored, has been captured at To
peka by Police Captain Donovan.
The Alaska Packers' association, com
prising the controlling interests in tbe
thirty-three salmon cauneries of Alaska,
has been formed at San Francisco.
The immense packing establishment of
John P. Squire & Co., in East Cambridge
and Somerville, Mass., was partially de
stroyed by fire. Loss about $130,000, full
The body of Engineer Moore, ono of the
victims of tbe tug explosion on the Chi
cago river, has been recovered Eight
victims of the explosion have so far beec
accounted for
The Greenlee and Forst oil well at Mc
Donald, Pa., was drilled deeper anJ the
flow increased to 14. 4'X) barrels a day This
is the larzest well ever stra;k la America
and is believed to be the largest in tbe
Reports are coming in of a hurrtesas in
the northern pineries Tbe best cslcu's
tion to be had shows twelve to fifteen
townships devastated and the los cf tim
ber is now sure to run Into the hucdredi
of millions of feet
A confidential circular bts been sent ti
to ntmclos abroad from Rome, explaining
that owing to the disturbance at tbe tomb
of Victor Emanuel in the pantheon last
week the pope will be unable to receive
more pilgrims.
The Ohio river is nl most dry. and navl.
gallon of that stream has been all but
suspended, between Cincinnati and Point
Pleasant, W. Va , are eighteen steamer'
loaded with passecgerj and freight stuck
in the mud.
Deary Grain Movement from West
to East Causing Trouble.
The Brotherhood Bold Rather Brisk
tost toe, at Calosborf Jay Goald
Again at His Desk Lake Bates
Dropping O IB cert Re-elected.
Chicago, Oct. 6. So far from insur
ing stability of rates, ths heavy grain
movement from the west to tbe east is
likely to bring the demoralization that
has been successfully staved off dnring
the dull portion of the year. This, of
course, will not be dne to the increase
of tonnage, but to ths fact that all other
outlets to tbe seaboard seem to be in
greater favor than in Chicago. While
the east-bound shipments of grain seem
to be very largs by way of St. Lonis,
Duluth, New Orleans and Galveston,
the movement by way ot Chicago ii
lighter than it has been for years at
this season. Ths traffic officials on
the lines entering Chicago from ths
west are beginning to grumble and even
to make threats. These companies have
been extremely conservative during the
present year ignoring the cut rates
that were known to have been adopted
at times by some of their competitors,
in the belief that such practices wonld
be discontinued as soon as the bnsy
season commenced. They now say for
bearance has ceased to be a virtue and
that they cannot afford to stand by and
let other roads absorb their share of ths
traffic, on which they have depended to
retrieve the losses of the year.
Complaints are made that the Mis
souri Pacific cutting grain rates from
the Missouri river, and that the Great
Northern and the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis and Omaha are employing
unfair means to divert traffic to Duluth.
It is even intimated that one or two
of the Chicago lines have taken steps to
meet this competition, and that in a few
days they will be engaged in a scramble
for busiuess. A Rock Island officer said
the Chicago and Alton had undoubtedly
cut tbe rate from Kansas City to Chi
cago to meet the rates ot the Missouri
Pacific and the Memphis line, but the
only evidence offered was a sudden in
crease in the Alton's business and a cor
responding falling off in that of other
roads. The Alton Deotile sav that thev
have not reduced the rates as yet and
that wben they do it will be an open re
duction. It is generally conceded that
me rate Buuauou is critical.
The Brotherhood of Railway . Trainmen
Galesburo, Ills.,' Oct. "8. The ha
tional convention of the Brotherhood ot
Railway Trainmen opened here at 0
o'clock behind closed doors. Four hun
dred delegates are in attendance.
The afternoon was taken np mostly
with hearing addresses from the grand
lodge officers. Secretary Sbeeban stated
that during the last year be had been
subjected to much abuse both from
those connected in an official way with
the order and by individual members.
He then turned his attention to the
trouble on the Northwestern road and
told of the abuse that had boen heaped
upon himself and the grand master.
Referring to Editor Rogers, of The
Railway Trainmen's Journal, he said
that during all the conference Mr.
Rogers had been lukewarm and had
then and since tried to shirk the respon
sibility of what wus then done.
A stormy scene followed the secre
tarv's 8Teech and the lie was cussed.
Mr. Rogers got tip in his seat and, wild
with rage, said all tne charges made by
Mr. Sheehan were false, and he chal
lenged the gentleman to prove his asser
tions. He was called to order by tbe
cbair and for the present the mattei
was hushed up.
Grand Master Wilkinson also ad.
dressed the convention on the trouble
that had been made during the year.
The reports of the grand lodge officers
were distributed among the members
before adjournment. Tne secretary's
report showed that the Brotherhood
was in a nourishing condition, tne pres
ent membership being 20,499.
Jay Gould.
New York, Oct. 6 Jay Gould has
recovered sufficiently from his collapse
of la6t week to be able to attend to busi
ness again. He came down from
Irvington and reached his office in the
Western U.don building at about 10
o'clock. J r. Gould declined to recetve
any callers during the morning but sent
out word tbat he was feeling better
than nt any time for a week. Mr.
George Got. Id, who was also in town,
ridicules tbe idea tbat bis father's health
is in a critical state, and says he will
pick up strength as soon as cold weather
comes. The heat and sultriness of the
past month have been very wearing on
the elder Mr. Gould's nerves.
A Seven-Year War Ended.
Pittsburg, Oct. 8. Tbe fight that has
been in progress seven years made by
the holders of Allegheny Valley railroad
income bonds, to prevent the Pennsylva
nia from getting hold of the Allegheny
Valley.will now be peaceably settled. An
agreement has been prepared and will
probably be signed by oil the stockhold
ers, whereby the Pennsylvania company
will get entire possession of the roa ..
Outside stockholders will be allowed to
continue their stock in the new organi
zation on the payment of $5 a shsre
The road is to be mads a freight routi;
to the east.
Railway Officer Ue-Elerted
St. Paul, Oct. 6 The annual meet
ing of ths board of directors of the Chi
cago, St. Paul and Kansas City Rail
way company was held here The pres
ent officers were re-elected. The execu
tive committee selected is composed of
the following: A. B. Stickney. chair
man; C. W. Benson, A. Kalman. A
Oppenheim, J. W. Lusk, A. M. Drake,
William Dawson and J. M. Egan.
Freight Rates Dropping-.
Chicago, Oct. C The freight rate by
lake on corn to Buffalo dropped toll
ents. This is a redaction of one-half
Df 1 cent since Saturday, and the pres
ent rate is just half of what it was
when White & Co. were running their
special corn deal and pushing shipments.
Unless shipments increase materially,
vessel men expect the rate to drop to 1
Am Aeeallaal of Remaaleat Rooghly
Traotod by a St. Joseph. Mo., Crowd.
St. Joseph, Ma, Oct A man
giving the name ot T. F. Lyons, and
claiming- to be an ex-Catholio priest, ap
peared a few days since and announced
that ha was a member of the Patriotio
Sons of America, and wonld lectors on
"Romanism." Ha endeavored to rent a
hall for that purpose, but in vain. He
mounted box at the corner of Fifth
and Edmond streets, and afcer a crowd
bad gathered around bim began a fierce
denunciation of the Roman Catholio
church and its clergy, He had
hardly gotten well into his sobiect
when some ons in the crowd threw
rock, wbich struck him on the head.
This was a signal for a volley of stones,
decayed fruit, and other missiles. Lyons
drew his revolver and threatened to
shoot into the crowd. At tbia bis en
tire audience broke for him, and, jump
ing from bis box, Lyons fled for his life.
He took refuge in a building after a
short ran, where be was beseiged by the
crowd and would have probably been
lynched but for the arrival of aquad of
police. Although badly injured by the
stones thrown at him Lyons managed
to make his exit from the rear of the
building an ddisappeared.
SOTtntr Foople Thought to Have Beet
Lost by the Blaklnc of the Bark
Sllaolo O. Elkla.
New York, Oct 6. Newt of the first
iitaster as a resnlt of Monday's gale
came in a dispatch from St. John, -N.
B. It was to the effect that the British
barkentine Minnie G. Elkin was
wrecked and that her crew it undoubt
edly lost. The barkentine bad en board
about seventy people, including the
officers and the captain's wife and baby.
On Aug. 19 she left St. John and that
was the last ever Been of her until sbe
was passed, bottom np and abandoned.
What became of those on board is not
A Human Monstrosity.
Portland, Ore., Oct 0. The State
Medical college is in receipt of a most
singular malformation. It is a prema
turely born female infant of 8 months,
which has two pairs of arms and two
pairs of legs. The body as fur as the
navel ia tbat ot a single child. Below
that it divides, and the lower extremi
ties are those of two children. Tbe
arms, hands and feet are perfectly
formed even to the nails. The head is
very large and is crowned with black
hair. There is an ear on each side,
while immediately at the back two ears
appear close together and facing each
other. Ths shape of ths head is very
broad, giving a Btrange appearance to
the face, the features or wnicn are per
f ectly formed. This si ngular monst ros
ity lived about an hour after being
Fly In B by Rail.
Baltimore, Oct. f. A royal bine
train on the Baltimore and Ohio which
was delayed by the elevator fire at
Locust Point, made a remarkable rnn
from Canton, after it had got through,
to Philadelphia. The distance was
ninety-two miles, and tbls was covered
in ninety-two minutes, the run from
Canton to Newark, Del., fifty-four miles,
was made in a little less than fiftv-six
minutes, including a stop of about two
minutes. From .Newark to I'huadel
phia. thirty-seven miles, the time con
sumed was thirty six minutes, including
brief 6 to Tie at Wilmington and Chester,
A part of the time the train was run at
the speed ci eoventy-iwo raues an nonr.
Fatal to Four.
Stapleton, L. I., Oct. 6. A wagon
belonging to the National meat market
at Erastiua, with four occupants, con'
sisting of a man, woman and two chil
dren, w as struck by a train on the Am
ber division of the Staten Island Rapid
Transit railroad at a crossing in
Giffords. The man and woman were
instantly killed. The children were
picked np in a dying condition.
The names of the victims are: John
Jones of Erastlaa, Mrs. Carrie Edwards,
his Bister, Blanche Edwards, aged 1
year, and Anton Banter, aged four.
Farmers Use Dynamite.
Anderson, Ind., Oct. 6 The Indiana
Natural Gas company having refused
to pay to property owners damages as
sessed for crossing property with their
pipe line, twenty five of their laborers
were arrested and fined $25 each for
trespassing, While the men were at
tending court farmers hitched horses
to the pipes and pulling them from the
trenches broke them into pieces. In
another part of the county a party of
farmers blew out a section of the line
through which gas was flowing with a
charge of dynamite.
Vail Rearrested.
St. Lotjis, Oct. 6. Charles F. Vail ot
this city, whose trial for the murder of
his wife at Old Monroe, Mo., February,
1889, resulted in a misstrial last term,
was rearrested. A new indictment,
charging him with murdering his wife,
was taken in St. Charles county. .
An Ex-Hank Teller Sentenced.
Evansvillk. Ind., Oct. 6. Judge
Wood, of the federal court, sentenced
Charles Ritttr, the defaulting teller of
the First National bank of this city, to
six years in the penitentiary at Mich
igan City. His defalcations amounted
to J76.OO0.
hnt His Wire and Himself.
Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 6. Victor
Lambean, a stonemason of this city, fa
tally shot his wife through the neck and
then committed suicide by shooting
himself through the temple. Lambeau
was insanely jealous.
I'eriahed til the Flames.
Pittsburg, Oct. 8. Six frame houses
atBraddock were destroyed by fire.
The flames were caused by a lamp ex
plosion. James McGuire, aged 28,
laborer, was burned to death.
A Poitufflce lturgiarised.
Norfolk, Va., Oct. 6. Thieves broks
Into tbe postoffice at Berkeley and se
cured $300 in stamps and change and a
number of registered letters.
Hoot and Shoe Falloro.
Boston, Oct. 0. D. B. Barker, man
ofactnrer of boots and shoes at Abing
ton, Mass , assigned.
1141 AND 1143 O STREET,
We will have a special
sale of Blankets this week.
We don't mean Cotton Blan
kets but Wool
Grey, Sanitary, Scarlet and
White Rose. In our stock,
you will find the most com
plete line ever
city, comprising the best
makes in the country, inclu
ding the celebrated Califor
nia and Indiana makes.
Now is the proper .season
to lay in your Blanket sup
ply, when you can buy them
cheap and get a big line to
select from.
The Daily Slate Jeurnal, of March 11,
1885, contains this beautiful little notice:
"The legislative party which lnft Lincoln
Sunday morning was urd ubedtly the
merriest committee of 'live stock' look
ing after grazing interests that has gono
from Nebraska to the centre of attrac
tion. By the courtesy of Hon. L. M.
I'cnnott, one of the finest sleepers was
placed under control of Speaker Field
and a colored porter whose unceasing
care and attention made our compan
ions happy. Before starting thoughtful
friends had stored well tilled dishes and
'so forth' in the baggage department for
our comfort and safety."
This trip spoken of in the Journal was
a junketing trip to New Orleans. The
kind attentions shown Allen W. Field
and others by tho railroad was the coo
ing which consummated in the marriage
and which has bound Fidd to the roads
ever since.
In 1887, Hon. Allen W. Field ran for
judge of this district. At that election
Maxwell received, in this county, for
supreme judge 3,015 votes, O'Day (dem)
1,888, and Abbott (prohib) 680 votes; re-'
publican plurality 2,233. This was- the
head of the ticket. Mr. Field received
8,158 and Mr. Sawyer (dem) 2,873 votes;
Fields plurality only 783. The differ
ence between Field's plurality and Max
well's was 1,449 vctes. So hemusthive
run just that ruuoh behind his ticket
then. A change of only 332 votes would
have lost him the county. He will get
his medicine this time.
While yet a young man and in the
legislature we see how Allen W. Field
had an eye to business. He always
looks out for No. 1 even if he has to con
demn all the public roads in tho county
and run a Sunday base ball club and
beer garden to do it.
In 1883 Field, while a member of the
legislature, voted for the bill to pay tho
Nebraska City National bank$13,640.50.
The facts about this claim are, that the
state brought a suit against the bank
and recovered a judgment for $8,269 04
for state money found t. be in the pos
session .of the baik, deposited there by
Gov. James This suit was tried in
Lancaster county, and was taken by the
bank to the Supreme Court aid there
the judgment was affirmed; the bank
was compelled to pay the amount of the
judgment, and then some years later
appeared before the legislature with its
c'.aini, which two successive legislatures
rejected. The legislature of 1883 gave
this bank $13,010.56, and for this bill
Mr. Field voted aye, and worked for its
In tho suit of YY. E. Griffith et al ts
W. E. G. Caldwell et al, the county
com mls'io nets of Lancaster county to
Sale This
Blankets in
offered m the
enjoin the commissioners from proceed
ing under their contract with J. K.
Webster to refund the bonds of Lancas
ter county, Allen W. Field was called aa
a witness and testified as follows:
"Aug. 8rd, 1884, Allen W. Field being-
produced as a witness for the plaintiff
and being duly sworn, in answer to , in
terrogatories says:
Q. Sialeyour n?me, age, place of
residonce, and occupation T
A. My name is Allen W. Field; age.
30 years; place of residence Lincoln; oc
cupation, attorney-at-law.
Q. Do you know J. R. Webstcrt
A. Yes sir.
Q. Do you know about the contract
made with the county commissioner
with regard to the refunding of the $267,
000 county fundsT .
A. Yes sir.
Q. What portion if any, ot the profits,
were you to receive which Webster
would make by virtuo ot that contract?
A. We had an agreement by which I
was to receive one-tenth of the profits.
(Signed) Allen W. Field. .
, This was the case where J. R. Web-
stir endeavored to secure $14,725 for re
funding bonds, that provided on their
face that th'jy might be refunded at any
time tho county saw fit to do so. When
this contract came before the Supreme;
Court, tho court said: '1 his court cn-
not permit any one to speculate on the
funds of a county by proffering advice
on a matter of law wbich is presumed
to be known to all. This if admitted
would result in great abuso." 20 Neb.,
page 431.
3f"The Jeurnal persists in printing
blackguard paragraphs about Jay Bur
rows which have no point, but remains
persistently silent about the facts this
paper has printed as to the course of
its editor in regard to D. McCall. ,
Comrade Gere had better either refute .
these damning facts, find some damag
ing facts against J. Burrows, or shut up.
A Refractory Witness, '
Pittsbueo, Oct 8. James R. Tate of
Lawrence county, who refused to testi- ,
fiy in the McDowell bribery case agains ,
Wallace, was ordered by the supreme
court toserve the sentence ot a $300 fin
and three months imprisonment imposed, . .
on him by the lower court. . . . , ,
Bread Riots In Poland.
St. Pktrsbcbo, Oct. 6. Owing to the,' 1
famine the workmen at Zawirike, ia, .
Poland, paraded the streets, robbed the
baker shops and other places. The
troops were called out and fired on the
rioters, killing one workingman and
wounding several. - , ' .
Sold Their Little Beet.
Boston, Oct. . Captain Lawler, of
the Sea Serpent, and Captain Andrews, '
of ths Mermaid, the two dories recenjUr
competing in an ocean race, arrived
from Liverpool on the steamer Scythiav
The dories were sold in Antwerp., .