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LINCOLN, NEB., THUKSDAY, OCT. 29, 1891.
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Dewed ttf that lime It will be discontinued.
For the Farmers' Alluscb.
The Fanners Are Coining.
TuBe Campbells are Comido.1
O what if this army that's marching' aloof.
That steps to the music of freedom's own
Ti the farmers and laborers from river to
Wko have broken their shackles and dared to
O the farmers are coming get out of the way.
The farmers are ooiring and coming to stay;
Their watch wold is right
And for freedom the) fight.
The farmers are coming and coming to stay.
0 ye who sink down 'neath a burden of care
And a weight of oppression tco heavy to bear,
TakeoouMge, look upward and oalra every
Far the farmers are coming and rescue Is
Toe hosts of oppression may threaten and
But deep ( their hearts they are trembling
For the eeund of resistance o'erspreads all
And the farmora are coming with banners
Old time politicians your days are at hand,
No more thall your perfidy ruin the land;
The farmers are rousing to labor's appeal,
And soon the lull weight of their vengeance
They each hold a ballot unt.-ammelled and
No mortgage on that and there never shall be;
And boldly they'll cast it for freedom and
Till every oppression shall vanish from eight.
-A. L. K.
Jay Gould's Modest Wants.
My wants are few; I soorn to be
A querulous refiner;
I only want America
And a mortgage deed of China;
And if kind fate threw Europe in ,
And Africa and Asia,
And a few islands of the sea,
I'd ask no other treasure.
Give me but these they are enough
To suit my humble notion
And I'll give up to other men
All land beneath the ocean ;
I Those vast untitled, ungathered Holds,
So fertile and prolific,
That untrod acreage of soil
The bed oi the Pacific).
I only want to own the earth, . i
Asa regulate and man it;
My wants are all contracted down
To Just one little planet.
A desert tent was good enough
For Abraham and Sarah,
And I'd give all my fellow-men
A bouse-lot In Sahara!
Adair Co. Farmer.
Several stores at Biainard were burglar
ized. Likewise at North Bend.
Considerable bogus coin, (5 and f 10 gold
pieces, are in. circulation at Fairbury.
James Cbalfant, one of the pioneer set
tlers of Cass county, is dead, aged 81
Frank King, a bright young man of
Schuyler, has been sent to the Lincoln in
sane asylum as a result of over study.
Fifty-one bushels of silver chaff wheat
to the acre was recently threshed by H. E.
lJankoniu, twelve miles north of Grant.
The residence and contents of Deputy
Sheriff Stephen Bull, four miles from
Beatrice, was destroyed by fire. Loss,
Frank Hawley, conductor on a Lincoln
electric street car, was horribly crushed
between two cars. He was picked up for
dead but may recever.
The grocery store of F. G. Asch of Stan
ton has been closed on a chattel mortgage.
His liabilities will exceed his assets by
something like $2,000.
Mrs. Corey, living near Claramont Sta
tion, was killed by having her head blown
from her body by the explosion of a gaso
line stove while cooking dinner for her
Henry Muller, a German harnesRmaker
of Columbus, is lying very low with lock
jaw. F.very muscle in his body, except
those of the throat and heart, is strongly
Lulu Thompson, the 17-year-old daugh
ter of a farmer living near Wilcox, was
kicked in the head by a horse and her
skill was crushed so badly that she died
the same evening.
J. Sterling Morton, General Isaac Coe
and Robert Payne were appointed dele
gates from Nebraska City to attend the
national mining congress to be held at
Denver Nov. 18 to 20.
Steam from an engine cylinder badly
scalded Z. K. Moon and Joseph Becker of
Schuyler, but they will recover. They
were removing a cap from the cylinder
when the accident occurred.
A skeleton, supposed to be that of a boy
about 14 years of age, was found on a sand
bar near Bellevue by a duck hunter. There
Was no flesh on the bones save the skin
and nothing which could be identified.
A letter from H. N. Davey, who was one
of the representatives who accompany the
Nebraska advertising train, conveys the
information that fully 100,0j0 people have
visited the train since it left Nebraska.
Sheriff Phelan at Brayton captured a
man, supposed to be the murderer of the
Bald wiiis, at Fontanelle, Washington
county, October 1. The prisoner ap
arenlly answers the description of Arthur
I. N. Berry of West Blue township, Fill
more county, from ten acres of land raised
this year 245 bushels of flax seed, an aver
age of twenty-four and one-half bushels
per acre. Ten bushels of seed was sown
for this crop.
A 2-year-old child of B. J. Tripp, living
two miles west of Gibbon, was run over
by a passenger train and killed. The child
had just left its father a moment before
and wandered on the track and wasstruck
bv the pilot and thrown several feet to one
It Rises Nov to Denounce His Crime
and Prove3 His Guilt.
The Sworn and Documentary Proofi
That the Charges are True.
At Last the Woman who was Wronged
as a Girl Emerges from the
S'lie Turns and Confound the Liars
and Defenders of Nebraska's Chant
piea Whlted Sepulchre.
Of 44 Who Protested Against the Exposure of
Post, 27 Either Were Not There at the
Time or Were Babies.
Leon, la., Oct. 27. Special The
Lincoln Journal has been received here
and the allegations of that sheet that A.
M. Post did not promise to marry the
woman he seduced has created great in
dignation. Because of these attacks the friends of
this woman have consented and advised
that names be made public.
This woman is the wife of Robert J.
Critchiield, editor of the Weldon, De
catur county. Hornet. Her maiden name
was M. A. Jordan, and she was the
daughter of John Jordan, for years
county treasurer of Decatur couuty, and
one of the best known Masons in south
Mrs. Critchfield was asked to-day if
she desired to make a statement.
"I had hoped," said she, "to be kept
out of this affair, but now as it has been
claimed by some friendsof Mr. Post that
he did not promise to marry me, and by
others that ho acted to shield a third
party, who was the father of my child,
there is nothing left for me but to tell
the whole truth. It is true that A. M.
Post is the father of the child, and his
parentage became possible only by the
solemn promise of marriage. I was then
but 10 years old ana only 17 when the
boy was born. It is true that he deeded
to ina fortv acres ot land that 1 after
wards sold for $150, and g.ive money
ai.d notes amounting to $160." Here is
MRS. CIUTCHriEI.u'S AFFIDAVIT.
Weldon. Ia.. Oct. 2fl. 1891.-1. Mrs. M. A
CritcbQeid, formerly Miss M. A. Jordan, do
gtate aud swear that A. M. Post did eeduce
nietu Leon, Decatur county, la., in tbe fall
ol 17 1, and that inure was Dorn to me a Ooy
on August I'i, 1872, who was afterwards
adopted by ueorge McDonald aud Is now liv
inu at Kellerton. la. My mother was a widow.
my father having died. Father was a Master
MHeon ana inougui id sate loauow metoao
in ci iiiBany witn a Mason, as ne, A. M. Post,
often told him he would take the beet care of
his dauvhter. A. M. Post was arrested and
brought before the grand jury two different
tunes. His property was attained and be was
suspended from tbe Masonic lodice i have
Binve lived in Decatur county aud taught
bchooi part ot tne time in ninggoid county, i
now live aud have foreigot years lived In
Weldon, twelve mlies north of Leon, where I
have been engaged In public school work six
years back. If any one doubts the child's
being big. as I understand he denies, they
have only to look upon his face to satisfy
themselves, as no one that ever saw ibeui
both doubted the relationship claimed. 1
otimmuuicated with iur son, now a young
man, recently. He wrote me to and out hli
rather 8 andress that tie mignt ask ror money
to pay his way through college, he being
tuny acquainted witn tne facts that a. j
Psi Is his father.
Mbs. M. A. Critchfield.
Formerly Miss M. A. Jordan.
Subscribed aid sworn to before me this
26th uay of October, IBM, at Weldon, Decatur
county, Iowa. Job T. Lank.
The foregoing statement was written
personally by Mrs. Critchiield. She is
the editorial writer on her husband's
For the Farmers' Alliance.
The Ghost of Dead Sin.
In years long past, the Tears of my youth
I committed a Bin 'gainst right aud truth,
A sin ot so deep and heinous die,
I would lain conceal it from mortal eye;
So 1 dug a grave while night dews wept,
In the midnight hours wniie otners slept,
Afar from tbe haunte of h -nest men,
In the darksome woods ot oblivion;
there buried my sin as I hoped for aye,
Mot knowing sin sleeps, buicanuot die.
I retraced my steps and once again
Mingled with true aud loraimuu.
Mingled as equal with men whom I
Was unworthy tbeir shoe strings to untie.
Fortune emiied, and 1 seemed to be
A favored chi d of prosperity.
Wealth and honor were mine, and fame
Seemefl about to crown my honored name.
Men applauded and called me good
And 1 alinosi torgwt the grave in tho wood.
When lo, one night e'en as I slept
Sale and secure, a wierd thing crept
Hut of the grave in the silent wood
In to my room, and there it stood.
(jaunt and ghastly, and green with mold.
And it taid to the world, ' Beholal Behold!''
And lo. 1 tell from my honored piuce
beep in the mire of dire disgrace.
And the gbost, from which 1 would gladly flee,
mis on my pillow and laughs with glee.
A. L. C.
A. M. Post and his friends siy that he
(Post) was not arrested. Let the follow
ing tell the story:
HECOHO OF POST'S ARREST.
State of Iowa, Decatur County:
I, K.J. Sankiy, ago 18 years, a resident of
Leon, la., gtate that 1 was sheriff- of llwatur
county, la., from the 1st of auuary, 1870, to
1874. That us sheriff of eaid county on the
Uilhdayof ipril, IH',3, I received and served
a warruut, State of Iowa. vs. A. M. Pest for
tbecrime of seduction. That on tho 13th day
of April, 1872 1 received an original notice
andaiBoan attachment in the case of Arti
mlcia Jordan, guardian of M. A. Jordan, vs.
A. M. Post; and I served original notice per
sonally aud levied on all the property of de
fendant 1 could find and also attached his
law partner. John W. Warren, as garnishee,
aud took bis sworn answer.
Signed. B. J. 9 VNKEY.
Subscribed and sworn to by E. .1. Sankey,
Oct. 20, 1891. E.W.CURRY,
TITE HOOUS RESOLUTIONS.
The State Journal published a set of
resolutions purporting to come from Grand
River lodge No 78, A. F. and A. M., in
which A. M. Post is lauded to the skies.
The facts are these: There was no lodge
meeting on the 21st day of October, 1891.
Second degree was to be conferred, but
no officers were pieseut to open the lodge,
only nine member! being there. N. P.
Bullock t e-tilied that the resolutions were
uountmously adopted at a meeting of
Grand River Indue No. 78. This is false
and the records show that no meeting was
held and when Bullock attac hed the seal
of the lodge to the bogus resolutions he
knew and ail Masons kuow lie overstepped
his authority and used the high office to
further his ends.
C. VV. Beck, Master Mnson of Gra.id
River lodge, says when Secretary Bullock
attached the seal of the lodge to the sei
of resolutions exonerating feat, he usur
ped his authority; further-there was no
W. P. Moore, Master Mason, says there
was no meeting held.
Ed. K. I'll man, Matter Mason, said 'hire
whs no meeting on tbe night in question.
Mr. Pitman said Secretary Bullock had no
right to send out the sesolutions as coming
Iron a Masonic lodge. It was a nio&!
The record of tho Masonic lodge will
show the suspension of A. M. Po-t on the
charge of seducing a Master Mason's
After Post left for Cape Verde islands
he began in 13S than one year to seek re
instatement. It has been stated that Post
never sought reinstatement but once. This
is false. Post asked to be reinstated at
every regular meeting after perhaps a
lapse of one year as at that time Masonic
rules allowed applications for reinstate
ment to come up at every regular
met ting. Law has since been changed.
Finally he returned.
One night, when only nine members
were present, Post's reinstatement took
place. That was tbe night of October 24,
is?6, four years and six months after he
was suspended. He did not remain here
long after that, and was demitted on
January 23, 1877.
If Post will give permission to have
the records printed the World Herald
need say no more. They will tell their
own story. If Post is innocent tho rec
ords will show it, and old men here who
were Masons when Post was a boy stand
awed at Post's perfidy in denying the'
THEY DIDN'T KNOW HIM.
On October 24 the Lincoln Journal
published an article intended to clear
Post of these charges. Tnis was signed
by John VV. Harvey, J. E. Brooks, M.
F. Stookey, VV. II. Albaugh, Francis
Varga, Stephen Varga, L. P.Seigler, T.
S Arnold, I. N Clark. Sam Farquhar,
G. P. Wharton, F. D. Close, VV. C. Chan
dler, Stockton Watsabaugh, VV. K.
Woods, II. VV. McConn, C. P. Finley, J.
VV. Bowman, J. Carnlion, VV. II. Jenk
ins. Z. II. Hawkins, VV. J. Sullivan, J.
Hoffman, VV. A. Boone, J. R. Bashaw,
VV. A. Boone, Dr. A. Brown, VV. C.
Wheeler. G. Gibson. J. It. Harvey, VV.
P. Clark, U. C. VanWerden, Samuel
Farrey, James Granstaff, G. E. and C.
E. Hurst, W. A. Alexander, A. J. Allen,
It. L. Parrish, C. VV. Hoffman. G. VV.
Lefollett, George T. Young. J. A. Cas
ter. T. H. Seheuck.
Now to the facts: Whon Post was a
resident of Leon and when he left here
in 1877, none of tbe following named
parties who signed the above list lived
here, the? having moved here since he
left for Nebraska. They are: Brooks,
Stookey, Albaugh, Wharton, Stockton,
Watsalkugh, Woods, McConn. Haw
kins, Boone, Wheeler, Van Werden,
Granstaff, Alexander. Parrish, Lefollett,
Young, Schenck and Allen. Dr Brown,
who signed the petition has resided here
but three years. At tho time Post was
suspended from tho Masonic ledge Will
A. Brown was a baby. That was twen
ty years ago, and he is now 23, and he
signed. Next in the infant list conies
W. P, Clark, who was also a baby at the
time the trouble occurred. George E.
Hurt bad not seen half a dozen sunny
Decatur coxnty summers whon Post was
in trouble. Next on the infantile list
comes Stephen Varga, who wasn't old
enough to feed himself. Caster was on
ly a boy, and C. E. Hurst ditto. These
infante declared that Post was their
former fellow citizen and friend,
and that he steod well here and in
thia vicinity. The list endorsing A. M.
Post is composed of forty-four signa
tures. Of this number twenty never
knew Post and moved to Leon after be
had taken Greeley's advice and gone
west, and seven of them were children
at the time of Post's residonce there.
This leaves seventeen who kewhim.
Several of these told the writer that
when they signed tho communication
they did so to please Lay ton, the brother-in-law
of Post, not because they be
lieved Post innocent of the charge.
Others have expressed a wish that their
name? had not been attached to the
Last week S. A. Gates and N. P. Bul
lock visited Weldon, and the former
called on Mrs. Critchiield, in behalf of
Mr. Post and the republican party, and
asked her to dictate a reply smoothing
over the facts. She was undecided
what to say, and he asked her to think
it over and commuuicate with him thd
next day. She did think it over, and
the more she thought the more indig
nant she became. Her reply to Mr.
Gates was a justly indignant refusal to
be a party to his whitewashing of Post
They will not dare to impeach her or
her character after this.
E. O. Metcalf.
Ad Infant Prodigy.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 27. There ia a
remarkable boy in the New Jersey re
form school at Jamesburg, who has
been a ward of the state because he is
not safe to be at large. He is only 6
years old, but has the mannerism and
maturity of a young man of 20 and the
moustache of a man much oider. He is
called by the medical men who have ex
amined him a precocious baby and a
wonder in more ways than one, His
name is Herman Hotter. He stands
over four feet in his stocking feet, and
can hit from the shoulder with the force
of a sledge. A test of his lifting powers
shows that he can move a barrel of
flour and lift easily a 200-pound weight.
His parents are poor and have found it
impossible to control him. The bov is
not only the admiration ot his compan
ions but the terror of the neighborhood.
tie can tnrash any boy m Trenton, and
he occasionally amuses himself bv clean
ing out a boisterous crowd. The par
ents were forced to appeal to Juace
viuuuiuu. w iiiit will in suujecuou,
Knsai Wheat Badly Damaged.
ATcmsoNY.Oct. 27. E. O. Armsby,
cashier of the Kansas Trust and Pack
ing company, who returned from the
western part of the state, said the un
threshed wheat in that section is dam
aged from 25 to 50 per cent, on account
of wet weather and poor shocking, The
grain has already commenced to arr xv
and many stacks are green. A gooi
deal of wheat still remains in the
shock. This is ruined. The farmers
are busily engaged in threshing crops,
but will not get" through before the first
of the year. The acreage of wheat put
in mis ran win not De as large as last
Oi;rtv, Colo., Oct. 27. The sale of the
Paymaster and the American Girl
groups of mines near here in the Red
mountain district was consummated.
The properties were sold to James Hop
kins of St. Louis, president of the
American Nettie company. The con
sideration was $300,000.
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 27. The conrt
of appeals handed down a decision af
firming the judgment of the lower
courts in favor of the heirs of the Til
den will caje.
BIG STORMJN OHIO.
Tbe Town or Conncaut Tadlj
Wrecked by a Cyclone.
THE DEPOT DEMOLISHED.
factories IntM and Hnuu-t Faroofod.
Mach Damaa Rrpartad Dona Ika
Sblpplac-FIa Kitla In
Mlaaeaota Freight Wrack.
CoyEtrr. O., Oct 27. A cyclon
struck this town at 0 o'clock p. m., de
etror'it; thirty houses and causing a
los of JlOO.OOO. The Butler tub factory
was completely wrecked, causing a loss
of f..0,000 more. The Lake Shore rail
way depot was demolished and the
wreckage strewn along the track for
half a mile, rendering them impassable.
The telegraph wires of the Wester n
Union company and Nickel Plate and
Lake Shore roads are down for miles.
Many of the handsomest residents in the
town were nnroofed and otherwise dam
aged. A remarkable feature of tbe
storm is that bo far as known no lives
wereloBt. Very little rain accompan
ied the cyclone.
The 6torm came off Lake Erie from
the northwest. The wind first struck
a building north of the Lake Shore
depot, tearing it to pieces. It then nn
roofed the depot, sweeping southeastly
and cutting a awartti from three to
five hundred feet wide. The tornado
demolished tho Record Manufacturing
company's building and Pond'a plan
ing mill. Crossing the tracks of the
Nickel Plate the tornado blew over the
telegraph poles and wrecked a wooden
warehouse and a number of dwellings.
As it reached the east end of town it
rose from the ground and did no more
damage. The streets and yards arpfull
of wreckage, but no one was at all in
jured. At Clernlaml.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 27. A furious
storm raged throughout northern Ohio
and along the lower part of Lake Erie
and much damago to shipping is re
ported. At this point the wind blew
tnirty to foity miles per hour and the
harbor was crowded with vessels which
put in for safety. Several are reported
lost, but owing to lack of telegraphic
communication definite news is hard to
obtain. No wires are working between
this city and Buffalo.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 27. A boiler
in the Louisville electric light works
exploded, fatally injuring William
Adams, fireman, and wrecking the
building. Fragments of the boiler
were hurled across the alley into the
rear of Kaufman & Btruss' dry goods
store, firing the building. Three clerks,
two of them yonng women, were
slightly injured by flj-ing debris. The
store, a four-story building, was gutted
and the account books of the firm de
stroyed. An adjoining store was
slightly damaged. The total loss is es
timated at $350,000; fully insured.
Five Killed in a Freight Wreck.
Thorsen Station, Minn., Oct. 27.
An extra freight on the Soo road ran
into the regular west bound freight here
at 9:30 p. m., completely telescoping the
caboose of the latter. Five persons
were killed and seven seriously injured.
The dead are O. E, Holmes, traveling
salesman of St Paul, Fred Renn, Con
rad Prince, Basil Lyle and John Coffin,
all of ilonticello. Minn. The conductor
and engineer are under arrest.
PRAIRIE FIRES IN OKLAHOMA.
Many Thousand Dollars' Worth of Prop
erty l)etroyed A Ride for Llfo.
Guthrie. Oct. 27. Prairie fires raged
all night southwest of here, burning up
many thonsand dollars' worth of hay,
grain, and agricultural implements. It"
is also believed that a number of houses
have been destroyed. A hack from
Chandler caught. fire and it was a drive
for life for fifteen miles. The driver
was terribly burned.
nig Fire at Marshalltown.
Marshalltown, Ia., Oct. 27. Firo
which originated in tho pork packing
establishment of Brittain & Co. through
the explosion of a lamp, destroyed the
entire plant, with the exception of the
cooling house, which contained the car
casses of 1,000 hogs. Five hundred live
hogs were burned up. The loss is about
iiHJ.oOO, fully covered by insurance,
he flames spread to sheds and stables
t the Driving Park association, causing
t loss of about $5,000.
DIRECT'S GREAT RACE
Fastest Three Beats Ever Made to Defeat
Columria, Tenn., Oct. 27. The new
kite-shaped track of the Columbia driv
ing park was the scene of the three fast
est heats over made in a race. The
great match race between Direct and
Hal Pointer drew a crowd of nearly six
thousand people, and the beting was
lively on the native horse, Hal Pointer.
Tl.u race was for a purse of $:J,000, best
three in five. Both horses were cheered
when they came out. The superiority
of Direct was clearly shown. He would
take the lead and hold it all the way
around. Hal Pointer was pushed to
the utmost extent, but whenever the
great gelding came uncomfortably close
Starr tapped Direct lightly, the re
sponse would be immediate and the
little black stallion would draw away.
Direct won the first heat by a length,
the second by half a length with Point
er off his feet, and the third by a length.
Time: 2:09, 2:08, 2:(bj.
Cincinnati, Oct. 27. Timothy E.
McNamara, the real estate man of Wig
gin's block, made an assignment to J.
H. Bromwell. The assets are $23,000,
and the liabilities $t;9.000. Foreclosure ;
of mortgages and inability to dispose of
real estate is the cause of the assign
ment. Silk Robbery.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oct. 27. The dry
goods house of M. F. Prouty & Co. was
entered by burglars about 2 a. m. and
$1,500 worth of silks token.
WOMEN A3 VOTERS.
Illinois Womea Take Their Case
State Saprema Court.
Ciiicaoo, Oct 87. The supreme court
of Illinois will be asked to taks np the
question of the right of women to vote
for school officers at the next election.
Byatn, Weinshenk and Herschl pre
pared a mandamus to enforce th right
ofwomsn to vote. Mrs. Ahretis ap
pearing as complainant In order to
facilitate matters. Attorney Boyle, rf
the board of election commissioners, in
behalf of the members, waived the right
to a hearing in the lower court, and tbe
papers in the case were taken to Ottawa.
Andrew J. Herschl wired the supreme
court, notifying that body of the case
and the urgent necessity for an imme
diate hearing. If the case is not decided
before the day of election the polls wilW
ds tne scene ot uncomfortable encount
ers between the lady voters and the
judges of election, and will afterwards
be productive of innumerable suits.
Attorney Herschl said: "I represent
Mrs. Ahrens. and I am positive I am
right in the matter. The supreme court
cannot but reverse the decision of the
board of election commissioners. The
application to the supreme court is in
the shape of a petition for a mandamus
to compel the board to place the names
of women, who possess the same quali
fications as men, on the registry list"
CIVIL WAR EEC0EDS.
Twenty-One Volumes Issued Paring the
Last Fiscal Year Federal.
Washington, Oct. 27. The war rec
ords board, in its annual report to the
secretary of war, says that during the
last fiscal year twenty-one books were
printed and distributed and four more
put in type and partially indexed. These
volumes contain the reports of the
Mine run campaign of the Armv of the
Potomac, the operations on the At
lantic coast in 18G;!. the Chickamuugua
campaign, the Chattanooga, llossville
and Ktioxvillo campaigns, including the
battles of Missionary Ridge and Look
out Mountain and tho siege of Knox-
ville, with the operations of all the
armies down to and including the Wil
derness campaign in Virginia and the
operations in tlie Shenandoah Vailey,
Maryland and Pennsylvania up to Aug
ust, 1804. The volumes relating to the
TranstnineisBippi region have been com
pleted to includo June 30, 1801, and
those relating to the Atlantic seacoast
to November 90 of the same year. The
present outlook is such as to warrant
the board in promising that the vol
umes covering the military operations
of the year will be put in type dur
ing tbe present fiscal year.
Supreme Court base.
Washington, Oct. 27. In the su
preme court of the United States, the
government moved to advance argu
ment in a number of cases. Among
them were the following: The United
States against the Western Union Tele
graph company and the Union Pacific
Kaiiroad company, the question at issue
being whether or not tbe government
should pay for messages presented to
the Western Union company by the
Union Pacific railroad, over which lines
they came, the Union Pacific, as a sub
sidized railroad, being obliged to carry
telegraphic messages for the United
The case of the United States agalnBt
William Wilson, postmaster at Chad
ron, Neb., in which the contention is
made that a postmaster whose office has
been assigned to the third class is en
titled to the pay of the office after the
assignment, but before he has been com
missioned by the president.
FIGHTING THE BIG FAIR.
Labor t'nlonl to Ask Congress to Make
No Further Appropriations.
Chicago, Oct. 27. A local paper says
that hostility to the world's fair man
agement has been revived in some of
the trades unions of the city and that it
is now proposed to carry the war to the
house of representatives and defeat if
possible any further appropriation. At
the last meeting of the Carpenters'
council a committee was appointed to
confer with the other trade and labor
organizations of the city to get the
movement under way at once. The
matter will be brought up before every
labor organization in the city. It is
also intended to ask the co-operation of
labor organizations throughout the
United States to exert their influence
with their representatives in congress
to prevent any additional appropriations
for the world's fair.
The reason given for all this is that
the local managers of the fair discrimi
nate against members of trade and
labor unions in employing men to work
at the fair grounds.
Anniversary of Catholicism in Minnesota.
St. Paul, Oct. 27.-Archbishop Ire
land has addressed a letter to the clergy
of the diocese of St. Paul, calling atten
tion to the significance of Nov. 1 in the
history of the Catholic church in Minne
sota. On that date the first little chapel
in the territory was blessed by Rev.
Lucien Oaultier. The archbishop
recommends that the fiftieth annivesary
of the establishment of Catholicism in
the state be celebrated in each parish
on tbe date named with all possible
Adjourned Court for Harvest.
Jamestown, N. D., Oct. 27. The
term of court of Foster county was ad
journed sine die by Judge Rose for the
reason that to call a jury would take
many fanners from the fields aud wit
nesses from the threshing crews. The
necessities of farm work appears greater
to the judge than holding a term of
court. It is likely that an adjournment
will also be had in Griggs county fjr
the same reason.
Deserted His Foreign Wife.
Kansas City, Oct. ;7. While in
Paris in IH James R. Stearns, a New
York broker, married the Countess
Elvira Monthilory, one of the most
aristocratic members of the French
nobility. On their return to New York
they lived happily for a while, but
Stearns soon tired of his foreign wife
and finally deserted her. Yesterday
morning she received a decree of divorce
for this cause in Judge Stover's court
with permission to resume her maiden
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at one price.
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Mgr. O'Brien Saya Pope Leo Will Not
Go Unless Driven Away.
A STEAMER SUNK AT SEA.
British Tesseti Collide andOnaCoei to
ilia Bottom A Kambar of Lives
Lost Starring Kassiaa Peas
Dts Capture m Train.
Montreal, Que., Oct. 27. Mgr.
O'Brien, domestic prelate to the pope.
who carried the beretta to Cardinal
Taschereau in 1887, and who ia at pre
sent here, eaid: "The talk about the
pope leaving Rome, I believe, ia all
imaginary. I do not think the
pope has even for an instant
thought if it. The pope did
not win his position by arms. It
was handed down to him since the days
of St. Peter. Pope Leo XIII. asserted
often that Pius IX. declared that it was
impossible for him to accept tbe posi
tion the Italian government had created
for him in Rome and these were sokmn
"Rome has belonged to the nones
since the fall of the German empire.and
2,00(i years gives them a prescriptive
ana legal rigut watch no revolution can
npset. Till the Italian government
forces the pope out he will never go. Of
course if they were to storm the Vatican
he might be obliged to flee. It is
likely that the Italian government will
resort to force, judging from the men
aces of the revolutionists. They have
already declared the Vatican to be gov
ernment property, ana nave made tne
pope a subject of the government and
amenable to all Italian laws.
"Things may last for another twenty-
one years. The present government, I
neiteve, nas- no intention ot driving
things to extremes. Italians are not al
lowed to speak or hold public meetings
in defense of the pope. Italy has de
clared that King Humbert's right to
Rome is in tangible, but the pope thinks
otherwise. He considers his rights over
the Italian city as sacred."
The Hark Went Dowd.
London, Oct. 27. A disastrous col
lision between the steamer Boston and
the bark Charlwood off the Eddvstone
rocks, occurred about 4 a. m., when it
was intensely dark and the wind blow
ing a strong gale. The people on the
bark hardly had a glimpse of tbe Boston
before the collision, and as the steamer
struck them the bark began to sink al
most at the same instant. The Charl
wood was almost cut in two. Captain
Hiscocks, of the ill-fated vessel, stood on
the poop and as coolly as if on a summer
sea gave orders for the lowering o( the
lifeboat. The boat was lowered, the
seamen obeying as bravely as their cap
tain ordered. The women and apprent
ice boys entered the boat which was
about to put off, when the bark gave a
sudden lurch and foundered. Th
davits struck the life . boat and
from SO to 7Sct.
All thes3 Goods
have been cut (ro
$1.00 to $150.
made it capsize, and the womea
and boys were thrown into the angry
sea. Their shrieks were heard for sev
eral moments, nntil most of them wera
wept oat of sight under the waves. A
seaman named Jones seized the daugh
ter of the captain, aged 13 years. She
was the darling of the crew. Jonea
held her across a plank nntil the boats,
which had instantly pnt off from the
Boston, came to the rescue. A schooner
named the Albion happened to be pass
ing. Her crew heard the shrieks of tho
drowning women, and hastened to give
assistance. They rescue eeven. Two
of the survivors, battered and exhausted,
were taken to the hospital at Falmouth.
Tbe pilot had left the Charlwood only,
an hour previous, wishing captain and
crew a prosperous voyage.
The Bale of the Shillalah.
Dublin, Oct. 27. Dillon and O'Brien
arrived here and were received by an
enthusiastic crowd. The Parnellites
followed the crowd, hooting and threat
ening. When they reached the assem
bly rooms a row began, which only
ended by the police charging and dis
persing the mob. The town is fnll of
adherents of either faction, armed with,
shillalahs, and a serious fight is likely
to occur at any moment.
Starring Peasant Capture a Train.
St. Petersburg, Oct 27. Owing to
the famine robberies of unheard of bold
ness are becoming frequent. On Thurs
day night last, near Roster, 'on tbe
Moscow-Caucasus railway, a band of
starving peasants pursued and captured
a freight train. Troops from the for
tress went in pursuit and overtook the
robbers, who will be summarily dealt
Paris, Oct. 27. It has just transpired
that General Boulanger was terribly
addicted to the morphine habit. The
most dramatic incidents of his life were
passed while under the influence of
morphic injections. It is also ascer
tained that the general's mistress, Mine.
Bonnemain, was, as well, a victim of
Spanish Town. Inundated. ,
Madrid, Oct. 27. Floods continue to
do great damage throughout Spain. The
villages of Gaul Chos and Arce, near
Grenada, are completely inundated.
Great distress exists.
The Teutonic Lowers the Beeord.
London, Oct. 27. The steamship
Teutonic, ot the White Star line, from
New York, Oct. 21, for Liverpool, has
arrived at Queenstown, beating the rec
ord. Her time was 5 days, 21 bra. and.
8 min. .
Baron Wlssman Resigns.
Berlin, Oct. 27. The National Zel
tung says that Baron Wisstnan has re
rigned owing to disputes with Baron
Soden, the civil governor of German
Police Fire Upon Cltliens.
Buenos Ares, Oct. 27. During the
progress of a riot at Cordova and Tua
csma the police fired into the crowd
and killed and wounded a large number
of rioters. '
Floods la England Subsiding.
Londos, Oct. 27. The floods in En
gland are slowly subsiding. . . 4 ,
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