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mtmit VOL. UI. LINCOLN, NEB., T1JUKSDAY, NOV. 19, 1891. NO. 23. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Expirations: As the eautret and cheapest Beans of notifying- subscriber 01 the data of their expirations ve wilt mark this notioe with a blue or re. . cii.on the date at which their purmcrtptiiH ui'rea. We wiil aend the paper two week (ier expiration. If not re newed by that time It will be discontinued. POETKY. SHOULD JESUS COME AGAIN. Should Jeans come to earth again Clad in a simple peasant gown, Would i Jt the world reject him still. And make for him of thorns a crown! If he should try to lift the poor. To heal, and show the life divine, Would he be better understood ; ,p Than once he was In Palestine! If he should teach that God is love, And not a God of jealous bate, How nimy even now his words At their true worth would estimate! Should be insist the Golden Rule Ought to be preached and practiced, too, Would he find ready those who would Both practicing and preaching do! If chance should carry him some morn Into a church with cushioned pews, How many of the worshipers Would offer him the seat they use! Might he not say: ','Lct this cup pass," On seeing wealth and beauty there, Who sometimes go to worship God, But oft to show the clothes they wear! Should he denounce the pomp and show The church displays on every side, Would Christian people anyvbere Acknowledge him as friend and guide! The Twentieth Century. NEBRASKA NOTES. Diphtheria prevails at Harvard. Frank Hersliey of Gibbon will feed about 15,000 head of sheep. - . Frederick W. Meyer, one of the old set tlers of Dodge county, is dead. The money necessary for the constnto tion of n mile track at Hastings has been guaranteed. Hiram Chase, an Indian of the Omaha tribe, ht beeu admitted to practice iu the federal court. The Mill compauy at North Platte haft, tip to date, purchased 15,000 busuels of this year's wheat crop. The Norfolk beet sugar brings 5 cents per hundred more than any other kind cf sugar, owiug to its superior quality. Rev. Mr. Miller of Central City, handej in his resignation and preached his fare well sermon in the Baptist church in that city. Polk county has more patients in the in sane asylums of the state than any othet county in the state of twice the popula tion. The state convention of the Christian Endeavor Societies of Nebraska closed at Kearney. The next meeting will beheld at Beatrice. " r Luke Mocney of BloomQeld had a car load of young steers stolen. from his yard. He traced them to Niobrara, headed for the reservation, '. ?, Work has : commenced on the-' Co-, sad irrigating ditch. The main ditch is to be 35 miles long and there will be over 100 miles of laterals. Zealous Omaha policemen arrested thres well known Union Pacific engineers for alleged participation in the Missouri Pa cific train robbery. A new bank has opened at Gretna with a paid up capital of $10,000. The old State bank, which failed, will be absorbed and depositors paid in full. D. W. Garver, near Fairfield, raised sev eral carloads of sugar beets. He says he will raise no more, for thera is no money in them at the prices paid. The farm mortgages released during the mouth of October in Webster county ex ceeded those filed, not counting second or interest mortgages, by $1,143.25. Nearly the whole town of Lexington was wiped out by fire Saturday. The confla gration was started in an old barn and was undoubtedly the work of an incendi ary. Miner C. Hozen of Norfolk has received the appointment of court reporter for William V. Allen, in the Niuth judicial district. He succeeds George Couplaud of Elgin. John D. Heye, a prominent farmer, we killed by a train on a crossing at Hastings. He was going home on a load of lumber and could not see the train on account of buildings close to the track. Agents of a New York syndicate are now iu Nebraska and will soon pay a visit to North Platte for the purpose of consult ing with the citizens in reference to the building of a beet sugar factory iu that city. An Omaha lady had her pockets picked at a missionary meeting. It is thought to be the work of a kleptomaniac. One lady has been singled out and the church au thorities will undertake to unravel the mystery. At Alma the Schaffer hotel, and build ings owned by Judge Gaslin, A. M. Bovey and G. D. Border!, were burned. Loss, about $12,000; insurance, $3,000. A quarter of the block is in ashes. The origin of the fire is unknown. ki Joseph Micek lost a valuable team, to gether with a barn, quantity of bay and grain, etc., about three miles east of Co lumbus, by fire. The fire was started by a hired man to warm himself. There was no insurance. Loss, $2,500. An incendiary fire badly damaged W.O. Forbes' livery barn at Lincoln. Owing to the close proximity of the Capital hotel the guests were well frightened. Frank ChatTe, assistant fire chief, was badly burned aud fell, breaking his arm in two places. The banking house at Broken Bow and the Farmers' bank of Anselmo and the Ansolmo roller mills, all owned and oper ated by Kloman & Arnold of Broken Bow, were closed. It is thought the assets are sufficient to pay the depositors in full. William . Halfacre, a bartender, killed George Plucknett Saturday night at De witt. He knocked the victim down, kicked and jumped on him, breaking his neck. Halfacre escaped, but a posse of citizens is after him. John L. Sies, of Wakefield, last week shipped a car load of eggs, purchased by the Hanford Produce company, of Sioux City. The car contained 500 cases, or 15, 000 dozen, aud netted him on the track at Wakefield IS cents per dozen. William Kuse, residing north of Sidney five mile?, was found dead in his wagon. Mr. P.use had been gathering corn on his farm and from appearance had got Into the wagon and turned around and then suddenly dropped dead. His team had pulled up to the fence, where they were found with the dead man cold and stiff. COSTLY STJMS BLAZE Over One Million Dollars in Property Goes Up in Smoke. SEVERAL PEOPLE INJURED A High Wind Prevail, and the Fire Still Spreading: Wholesale Houses Con sumed at Minneapolis Six Per sons Perish la Brooklyn Fire St. Loins, Nov. 17. The "Famous dry goods, clothing and boot and shoe house, and Sonnenfeld's millinery and Penny & Gentle's dry goods house, on North Broadway, were burned at 4 a. m. The loss foots up over a million dollars. At 0 6'clock a high wind from-the west prevailed. The fire spread to. the east side of Broadway. In this block is situ ated Crawford & Co., dry goods, and the Freeman house. Unless a change takes place there is no hope of saving the block. Several people nave been injured by jumping from windows. If this is consumed the loss will aggregate over a million. Four firemen were caught in the Fa mous building and overcome by smoke. Six Perish in a Brooklyn Fire. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 17. A fire oc curred in the four-story tenement house 1212 North Strand avenue. Six persons living on the upper floor perished, while many others were badly burned or had a narrow escape from death. The dead so far as is known are Mrs. Schrable, her two children and Mrs. Strellingberger and her two children. The fire spread and destroyed twenty houses. Fifty families were burned out and probably other persons besides the names given above have lost their lives. Fears for a Fishing' Fleet. London, Nov. 17. Anxiety prevails among the relatives of the crews of the Brighton sea fishing fleet, all the vessels of which were at sea when the recent storm burst upon the English coast. Not one vessel of the fleet has returned to port since the gale began, and it is feared all were lost. Fire at Minneapolis. W Minneapolis, Nov. 17. The whole sale houses of the Minneapolis Glass com pany and Lindsay Bros., agricultural im pliments, burned. The total loss is nearly $2Q0,OO0. Well insured. Disastrous Fire in San Francisco, San Francisco, Nov. IT. Fire de stroyed J. N. Spaulding's carpet clean ing works, George Deutcher's sausage works and W. S. Higginbotham's soap works. Losses, $100,000. : PREHISTORIC FIND. The Remains of the King of Monnd Build ers Dug lp in Ohio. CimxicoTHK, O., Nov. 17. Mr. War ren K. Morehead, and Dr. Cresson. who have been prosecuting excavations here for the past three mouths in the interest of the world's fair, have just made one t the richest finds of the century in the way of pre-historio remains. These gentlemen have confined their excava tion to the Hopewell farm, seven miles from here, upon which are located some twenty odd Indian mounds. On Satur day they were at work on a mound 500 feet in length, 200 feet wide and 28 in heignt. I At the depth of ten feet near the center of the mound they exhumed the massive I skeletion of a man, which was encased I in a veritable copper armor. The head j was covered by an oval shaped copper cap. The jaws had copper moldings and the arms were dressed in copper. , Copper plates covered the chest and stomacn. un eacn side or tne neau on protruding sticks were wooden antlers ornamented with copper. The month was stuffed with genuine pearls of im mense size, but much decayed by the ravages of time. Around the neck was i a necklace of bears teem set with pearls. At the side of the male skeleton was also found a female skeleton, the two supposed to be man and wife. It is estimated that the bodies were buried where they were found fully six hun dred years ago. Messrs. Morehead and Cresson consider this find one of the most important that they have yet made, and believe that they have at last found the king of the mound builders. " TO SPEND HIS LIFE IN PRISON. Death Sentence of Eddie Belden, the Boy Murderer, Commuted by the President. Topeka, Nov. 17. J. W. Ady, United States district attorney, received a dis patch from Attorney General Miller, stating that the death sentence of Eddie Belden had been commuted to imprison ment for life. Belden is a mere boy and in March last was convicted at Wichita of the murder of Charles Grant in Okla homa. Belden will be taken to the house of correction at Detroit. Held Up by a Maxked Man. New Albany, Ind., Nov. 17. Jame3 Jackson, night operator of the Pan handle depot, was held up and robbed by a masked man at 5 o'clock a. m. Jackson opened the office, when a revolver was thrust into his face and he was compelled to open the cash drawer and pile 1165 of the company's money on a desk, the robber keeping him covered all the time. After securing all the funds the robber backed out of the office and disappeared, warning Jack to keep quiet. Enjoining an Alleged Usurper. Chicago, Nov. 17. The Chicago Bank Note company has filed a bill on which Judge Tuley issued an injunction re straining John B. Griblen from holding himself out as president of the company. At a recent meeting of the directory, it is alleged, Gribler was removed from the presidency, but it is alleged that ho re fuses to acquiesce in this, . but still as sumes to act as president. A Witness in Contempt. Chicago, Nov. 17. Frank G. Bowles, one of the four employes of Swift & Co. Bubpoenaed to testify before the United States grand jury in regard to alleged discrimination of railroad rates, refused to answer the questions put to him. Dis trict Attorney Milchrist will ask Judge Blodgett to punish the witness for contempt. THANKSGIVING IN NEBRASKA GoTernor Thayer Enumerates the Bless Ing Showered t'poa the State. Lincoln. Nov. 17. Governor Tnayer issued his Thanksgiving proclamation as follows: Xow, more than ever, hare the people of Nebraska most convincing reasons for lifting their hearts in gratitude tJ the Su preme Ruler of the uuiverse for the un told blessings they have enjoyed during the year w hich is now drawing to a close. The disastrous effects of the drouth which afflicted some portions of the state a year ago have been followed by the sunshine of prosperity. The windows of heaven were opened, the rains came, and now the earth has responded with a most sl'undant in crease; the labors of the husbandmen have been most lavishly rewarded; the fields have been almost weighted down with grain the trees with fruit the garners are now full to repletion; new vigor and energy have been infused into every de partment of human effort; joy sits In the hearts of the people where there was la mentation a sear ago; general health pre vails and peace reigns within our borders. It is most becoming, as well as the per formance of a sacred duty, that all should manifest in a public maimer their appre ciation of, and their gratitude for, these priceless blessings. Now, therefore, I. John M. Thayer, governor of the state of Nebraska, do hereby designate Thursday, the 28th day of the present month, as a day of thanksgiving and praise. LUMPY JAW IN CATTLE. The Case Now Pending in the District Court at Peoria of Importance to Cattlemen. k Chicago, Nov. 17. A case now pend ing in the district court at Peoria the Distillers and Cattle Feeders' company vs. the Illinois board of live stock com missionersin which the distillers' com pany sues to recover from the board on a number of cattle condemned by them on the ground that they were afflicted with lumpy jaw, is attracting wide attention throughout the west. Cattle dealers and raisers regard the case as of the utmost importance to cattle inter ests, as the precedent involved in the suit will lose or save millions of dollars of property to cattle interests. The ex citement at the union stock yards is at fever heat. ' The cattlemen contend that this action of the board in condemning lumpy jaw cattle is unwarranted and a willful de struction of property without cause. They say that nover in the history of the cattle business has a case of lumpy jaw been shown to be contagious nor the meat of such cattle injurious to public health. This is not only true, they con tend, of this country, but that Secretary Rusk, in his report Nov. 8, shows con clusively the experience abroad estab lishes their claim indisputably. The sec retary in the report states: In most, if not a 11 European countries inspectors, according to their reports.frfte ly pass for consumption the meat of ani mals affected with foot and mouth dis ease, pleuro-pneumoniay localized tuber, culosis, actinomycosis, and similar dis eases which, according to the views and customs of this country, must be con demned. A Pair of Sandy Monkeys. Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 17. A duel was to have been fought at noon at Moucrief Springs, near here, between H. V. Sevier, editor of The Evening Tele gram, and Bejamin Harrison, editor of The Standard, and a nephew of ex-Mayor Carter Harrison of Chicago. The Tele gram has been publishing a colored so ciety column and Harrison ridiculed it in his paper. The Telegram retorted, reflecting on Harrison as a coward and a liar. Harrison challenged Sevier. A warrant was sworn out by Father Kin ney for the arrest of the principals, and both men were arresied and put under $1,000 bonds each. Harrison still insists he or Sevier must die. Both are men of high character and courage. Sevier is from Alabama and Harrison from Mis sissippi. - Filing Their Entries. Niobrara, Neb., Nov. 17. Land on the Sioux reservation, between the Niobrara and Missouri reservation west, was opened for entry. Many are filing here before the clerk of the district court and count v judge. One party of fifteen from "Wakonda, S. D.. have settled in a body near Barker's ranch, ten miles from here. A Town in a Financial Panic. Berne, Nov. 17. Tho manufacturing town of Winterthur, twelve miles from Zurich, is in a state of financial panic, owing to the suspension of the principle bank in the place. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. A dispatch from Philadelphia states that the condition of V. J. Florence, the actor, is still very critical. A fast freight train of perishable goods ran into a runaway freight train near Bur gettstown, Pa., on the Panhandle. No one was hurt. Loss, $150,000. One hundred cattlemen representing every section of the United states, met at Chicago and have made arrangements for forming a National Cattle Breeder's asso ciation. Henry Sevies and Benjamin Harrison, both editors of Jackson, Fla., newspapers, have been arrested and placed under $10, 00) bonds to keep the peace. Both were arrested just as they were leaving town to fight a duel. A small sized rebellion is threatened in Alaska. The people there are weary of the way the laws have been administered and threaten to elect their own judicial officers and resist any process issuing from officials who receive their power by ap pointment. By a vote of thirty-two to nine the city council of Chicp.go decided to refer to the committee on police for action the re monstrance of the trade and labor assem alies denouncing Mayor Washburn and Chief of Police McCIaughrey for breaking up the anarchist meeting. The formal change of residence of Bishop Fink from Iavenworth to Kan sas City, Kan., was made the occasion of an elaborate celebration by Catholics at the latter place. A parade with 5,000 in line was followed by addresses of welcome and a reception. Miss Nettie Sitgreaves of Winnsboro, 8. C, and John Still, tho agent at Rock Hill, had a mock marriage performed last August which now proves to ba legal, as the performer was a notary. As Miss Sit greaves has since been married there is consternation in the family. KNIGHTS ANDJPHE FAIR. They Kefuse to Endorse the Sunday Closing of the Exposition. FIXING UP THEIR FAITH, Kew York Presbytery Engaged in Re vision Work Illinois Odd Fellows. World's W. C. T. I'. Other Pellberatlve Bodies. Toledo, O., Nov. 17. At the Knighta of Labor assembly the first business was the resolutions presented by the World's Women's Christian Temperance Union and the National Women's Christian Temperance Union.' The first and sec ond resolutions were at once agreed to, the first being a demand for equal pay for equal work to women and for woman suffrage; the second declaring in favor of the same standard of purity for men and women; the third demanding the closing of the world's fair on Sundays, was dis agreed to, the knights declaring them selves in favor of having the fair open on Sundays for the Education of the masses, provided that not ' one employed at tho fair shall work more than six days per week. The fourth ' resolution was for the prevention of the. side of liquor on the world's fair grounds, aud the knights declined to endorse this. The last resolution asked the endorsement of a petition to prohibit the sale of alcohol and opium and other narcotics, and to raise the standard of Jaw . everywhere to that of Christian morals. This was re ferred to a committee to prepare an an swer iu consonance with the wishes of tho general assembly. At the afternoon session Mr. Powderly made a statement to the assembly, deny ing all the charges? made- agamst him by Secretary Turner,,- ; It was decided re raise a mileage fund by an assessment of 5 cents on every member each Julyj to pay the mileage of delegates to the general assembly. Tlie'stssemldydecided to support the demands of miners in the Indian Terri tory that the mining laws of Missouri should govern in that territory. THE PRESBYTERIANS. Dr. lirlggs Takes . an Important Part in the Revision Work. New York, Nov. 17. In the New York presbytery the entire afternoon was devoted to consideration of the re port of the committee on revision sub mitted at the session a week ago. Dr. Charles A. Briggs and s his friends were on hand. The professor succeoded in se curing one or two '(important amend ments to the report, r - v The most important discussion was that over the amendment recommended that all reference to foreordination or everlasting death or way doctrine of non election should wmtM. "r It was rec ommended that the doctrine be stricken out because it is merely ft logical and philosophical inference, deduced from the doctrine of election, and is not a part of the holy scriptures. Illinois Odd Fellows. Springfield, Nov. 17. The grand en campment I. O.'O. F. met this morning and the grand lodge will meet this even , ing at the state house. The report of Grand Master Wheatley shows the total membership of the order in Dlinois to be 38.858, a net increase for the year end ing March 81, 1891, of 2,597, the largest gam ever recorded for one year. During the same time the number of lodges in creased from 708 to 733, an increase of 25. During the same time the number of Rebekau degree lodges increased from 184 to 203, and the membership from 9,192 to 10,820. The subordinate lodges paid out for relief during this year $113,092.22, the total revenue being 306,430.16. The Rebekah lodges paid out $12,785 and received $27,640.11; orphans' home donations, $19,403.63. World's W. C. T. V. Boston, Nov. 17. At the afternoor session of the World's W. C. T. U. Mrs. Potter Palmer of Cliicago, chairman of the board of lady managers of the world's fair, delivered an address, in which she asked the co-operation of women all over the country in making the women's exhibit at the fair some thing that they may well feel proud of. Mrs. Palmer announced that it had been decided that there would be no separate woman's department, but that their ex hibits would be displayed in company with those of the men. A general dis cussion of the work in the evangelical departments followed and consumed the remainder of the time of the afternoon session. In the evening a banquet was held in Music Hall, which was largely attended. The German Army to Eat Corn Bread. Berlin, Nov. 17. The war depart ment has concluded its experiments with American corn and has decided to recom mend tho use by the army of bread made of equal proportions of corn and rye. It is believed the department of the interior will follow this example. In consequence of this decision the German markets will be thrown open for the admission of many millions of bushels of American grain. The War Will Continue. Boston, Nov. 17.--President Prince, of the Boston American Association team, says there will be no consolidation with the League clubs in this city and Philadelphia, except on equal and satis factory terms to both the Boston Reds and the Philadelphia Athletics. This the League managers are not willing to grant, and the war will probably be con tinued through the season of 1892. While Wutclilng Another Train, Fort Madison, la., Nov. 17. While standing on the Santa Fe track watching a train on another road Henry Gallup and Douglas Nelson were struck by an engine, Gallnp was instantly killed and Nelson seriously injured. Ready to Sail. New York, Nov. 17. The Atlanta, Bennington and Concord will be ready to leave the Brooklyn navy yard today. Their destination has not yet been offi cially announced. KANSAS CITY VIOLATORS. Superintendent of Insurance McDrlde of Kansas After Them. Topeka, Nov. 17. W. II. McBride, inperintendent of insurance, said that he would take steps at once to prevent insurance companies from doing busi ness in this state which refused to ap point agents within the borders of Kan sas. On Nor. 10 Mr. McBride sent cir cular letters to the companies having li cense to do business in Kansas, stating that numerous complaints had been made to him of violation of the insurance laws by agents in Kansas City, Mo. The law provides that if any fire insurance com j winy authorized to transact business in Kansas has permitted any agent of other states to issue policies of" insurance on properly in Kansas, the superintendent shall immediately investigate the busi ness done by such company and refuse it license for one year. Mr. .McBride stated that his attention had been called to violations of the law by Kansas City agents since the notice had been sent to the companies. ,. . ( . , , Captain Hattle Smith Dead. Omaha, Nov. 17. Captain Hattie Smith, of the Salvation Army, who was shot Sunday evening by Nettie Biodler, died. . , HEAD ' END COLLISION." Freight aud Passenger Come Together with Fatal Results in Michigan. 1 A Nebraska Wrecki 1 Cadillac, Mich., Nov., 17. A head end collision occurred at 7:30 a. m. on the Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad at Gilbert, ten miles north of here. A freight train going north and the morn ing passenger train from Traverse City collided. James Smith of Grand Rapids, engineer of the passenger, was fatally in jured and his fireman, namo unknown, killed. Dennis Murray, engineer of the freight, wns seriously injured and Fire man Tom Pickle killed. Ten passengers are reported aerionsly injured. All phy sicians of this place are going to Gilbert on a special train. . Fatal Wreck at Fairmont, Neb. 7 Fairmont, Nov. 17. An accident oc cured about 7 o'clock on the Burlington and Missouri at this place, by which Conductor Barnhouso" and Brakeman Hulben lost their lives, aud Edwin C. Hardy, an Omaha traveling man, was severely injured. . POISON IN THE WHISKY. Three Men Drank at a Tennessee Enter j , . tatnmont and Died. . Milan, Tenn., Nov, 17. George Gal braith, a f armor living at Point Pleas- J ant, Henderson county, invited several of his friends to participate in festivities at his house last Saturday night. During 'the evening a jng of whisky was pro duced and the company drank freely. In a short time they, were taken violently ill, A physician was summoned but three of the men's sufferings were ended by death. It is not known how the wnisky became poison ea. MORE PAY AND SHORTER HOURS. Demand of Railroad Men Which Slay Cause Trouble. Kansas City, Nov. 17. There is trouble brewing among the freight con ductors and brakemen of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis railroad which threatens to develop into a strike. The conductors and brakemen have sov eral grievances against tho road, and among other things demand an increase of wages and a reduction of the number of hours. The company refuses to ac cede to the demands. A meeting will be held next Wednesday, at which it is said the employes will declare a strike. Forger Ualrd's Lack of Foresight. ' Madera, Cal., Nov. 17. Four com plaints were sworn to by D. M. Tomblin, cashier of the Bank of Madera, charg ing W. F. Baird, ex-president of the bank, with forgery. In one case Baird is charged with forging the names of Yee Chung, a Chinese merchant at Borden, and A. Anderson to a note for $600. A curious fact is that Anderson died before the date of the note. Confidence in the Keeley Cure. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 17. Dr. Leslie E. Keeley has been offered $73,000 for the right to use the Keeley cure for drunkenness in Missouri by A. B. Frame, of the State National bank here, Dr. A.. N. Banes and two wholesale grocers. If the right is secured a mam moth hospital and laboratory will be bnilt near here and preparations made to send the treatment to all parts of the world. Prince George Recovering. London, Nov. 17. The alarm excited by the announcement of the serious ill ness of Prince George, second son of the prince of Wales, who is suffering from an attack of enteric fever, was allayed by the announcement that he passed a good night and was making satisfactory progress toward recovery. Will Be Paid Sixty Per Cent. Boston, Nov. 17. At the creditor's meeting of Irving A. Evans & Co. the following statement was made: Unse cured liabilities, $293,000; probable as sets, $195,140. Mr. Kendntk, solicitor of the assignees, suggested that the cred itors settle on a cash baois. Ii this is done a dividend of 60 per cent, can bo certainly declared and probably more. THE DEATH ROLL. REV. Zacharias Eddy, prominent Con gregationalism at Detroit. Joseph Hawson, well-known pork pack er, at Cincinnati. Judge J. G. Sparks, brother of ex-Land Commissioner Sparks, at Tacoma. Ri'Ft'sLisi.E, well-known turfman, near Lexington, Ky. i I4rge Sum Involved. BtTtLiNOTON, la., Nov. 17. Judge Casey delivered a lengthy decision in the case of John T. Remey and Charles Starker, trustees, against the McCosh Iron and Steel company of this city, granting the plaintiffs petition for a re ceiver. The property is valued at $W0,-000. m mm B All GAINS. - s ' In dry goods of every de scription. Bargains that you are certain to appreciate. . Bar gains that are given by no other house in the city We stated last week in this paper why we are enabled to give you better values for less money than any other house n the city. Read this list over carefully, pick out what you want and send in your order. DRESS GOODS, 1,000 yards all wool dress flannels in all colors, worth 89c at f 23 730 yards fancy stripes and plaid flannels, worth 60c 85 600 yarda fancy Plaid Camels hair The latest, worth 75a at. ........ 49 800 yards Fancy Plaid Cheviots, , in brown and grey, worth 03a at 371 707 yards 40 inch Euglbh serge all colors, all wool, worth 55o at.... 42 870 yards French Henriettas all colors, just In, worth 75o at..... 40 SHIRTING FANNELS! 3 pieces scarlet twilled flannels, $ good weight, worth 25o at. ..... 16 7 pieces all wool scarlet flannel, worth 82Jc at... 25 4 plecos fine twilled scarlet 11 an- sols, worth 45c at. ... . ... . . . , 80 7 pieces 8 oa fulled scarlet flan nels, worth 05a at ............ . 4? J BLANKETS. 800 pairs full 10 4 grey blankets $ reduced from 83 00 to 1 87 7C0 pairs 10-8 all wool scarlet blankets, reduced from $5.00 to 8 SO From the above prices you can very rcdally see that we are seilingyou goods much cheaper than the so-called quarter off sales. We sell dry goods and cloaks exclusively. Don't forget the place. mi nm ino . 1HI AHU IliO U i31M i rosition of the Government in tho Des Moines River Land Case. WILL BAR OUT PAUPERS. Further 1mm Ignition Legislation Likely to Be Taken by Congreiw Thin See t elon Additional Charge for Lieut. Dodge to Answer. Washington, Nov. 17. The famous Iowa eviction cases are brought to mind by the arrival of Attorney General John Y. Stone of Glenwood. Mr. Stone is here as an attorney of the United States in the suit brought by the government to quiet its title to 109,000 acres of lai d on the Des Moines river. Years ago tl e general government deeded this land to the state in consideration of the state government's opening up the river for navigation. In after years the state deeded the lartd to the Des Moines River Navigation company. The work was never done. In the meantime settlers took pos session of the land, thinking it was open to settlement. Thousands of familes now live within the disputed tract, al though tho navigation company has ejected many. The government claims that, inasmuch as the , improvements have not been made under the grant, the land reverts to the general government. If the suit establishes the government's claim, these settlers retain their homos; if the reverse is true,' then aU of these persons will be at the mercy of a pri vate corporation. It necessarily follows that public sentiment is largely against the navigation company. Will Bar Out Pauper Immigrants. Washington, Nov. 17. Superintend ent Owen of the immigration bureau thinks there wjjl be further legislation this winter. It is probable that a com prehensive measure for the regulation of immigration will be laid before the house, and as the subject has attracted great interest in the country during the last year the action of congress upon it wiU be closely watched. The questions in. volved, Mr. Owen claims, are not of a partisan or sectional nature, and it fa be lieved by him that a satisfactory policy can be adopted at an early period of the session. The reports of the immigra tion commissioners who have been car rying on their investigations in Europe during the last half year will be before congress, and it is known that they con tain a mass of facts which will be service able in the work of legislation. One of the most important amend ments which Mr. Owens desires to have adopted is in relation to assisted immi gration. Many thousands of steerage passengers, he claims, are sent from Eu rope to this country every year provided with free tickets. The British govern ment has assisted a large number of them, including paupers, within the last ten years, and the statistics of pauper ism in the several states show that many of the assisted persons are found in the A. BLOCH, i I Hi i xa ,'f he same great cut will be made in eor Cleak department. Look at the prices below. . , Ladies jacket, tight fitting, chin- chilla, cut from MOO to........ 2 50 Ladles double breasted tailor . nude reefers, cut from 15 10 to 4 00 Ladies dou'.lu breasted reefers in navy blue and black cut to 5 00 Ladles tailor made cheviot reefer braid trimmed, cut from to 00 6 00 Ladles extra long hip seam jack ets, cut from $13 00 to. , 8 60 f mA Kl v aa rv nkdMAn ! " -u-: from $10 00 to 10 00 PLUSH COATS 40 Inch seal plush coats cut from t 20.00 to..... 14 CO 40 inch seal plush coat cut from 125 00 to... 17 60) 43 inch seal plush coat cat from $3000 to 10 50 . STANDLY CAPES.. Black cheviot, braid hound. 40 in. 13 50 10 in black broad cloth cape only 6 00 58 In. black cheviot ulster double breasted..... 10 00 uv J..; poorhouses of ire dependent upon cLmX itable institutions soon after their ar rival in the United States. The immi gration commission while in London learned of a scheme by which it is pro posed to transport not lees than 10,000 assisted . immigrants to our Atlantic ports during the coming year. It waa supposed that a portion of them could be Mxnt-hY&Suuula. bnt innnirv brought out the fact that nearly all of them preferred the United states to any otner country even to Australia. " Fleeced by an Army Officer. t Washington, Nov. 17. Since the ar rest at Hannibal, Mo., of Lieutenant J. E. Dodgo for burglary, the war depart ment has learned of a number of fraud ulent transactions at his bands. Some of these involve the borrowing of money from friends under false-pretenses; oth ers the duplication of pay accounts. The latter is the offense he was charged with at the time of his desertion from Fort Leavenworth. The department learned that he had duplicated his accounts sev eral times for the month of August. Since his arrest in Missouri the fact has come to light that he signed and hypothecated several additional sets for September and October. The unfortu nates who advanced the money are now trying to secure settlement from the war department, but as all except one voucher for each month are illegal some of them will be sadly disappointed. Stepd have been taken by the war department to get hold of the prisoner as soon as the Missouri courts have gotten through with him. He will be subjected to trial of court martial on charge of desertion and duplication of pay accounts and will of course lie dismissed from the service. Meanwhile, however, there seems to be nothing to prevent his drawing pay from the government. , In the Treasury Department. Washington, Nov. 17. Tho following applications for authority to organize na tional banks have been filed with the comptroller of the currency: The First National Bank of Phillipsburg, Pa., by William P. Duncan and associates; the Fourth National Bank of Columbus, Ga. by F. E. Blanchard and associates, and the Coleman National Bank of Coleman. Tex., by W. N. Cameron and associates. The treasury department purchased 409,000 ounces of silver at 94.5 to 94.7. cents per ounce. The offers were 959,000) ounces. Omaha's Federal Building. Washington, Nov. 17. Instructions have been issued for the acceptance of the lowest bid for excavating tho feder al building site at Omaha, and Assistant Secretary Crouuse says theunderetannd ing is here that work will "be begun at once. Mr. Cronnse says that he expects the foundation to be put in this winter and some brick work done if possible. Telephone Patent Issued. Washington, Nov. 17. The Unite States patent office issned a patent to Emile Berliner, assignor to the Bell Tel ephone company, for a combined tele graph and telephone which has beet. i - ii . i. t - j tow peuuiug m mat uit:p biiiup i um , ioi Foster In Favor of Sherman. Washington, Nov. 17. Secretary Fos ter has declared himself in favor of Sen ator Sherman for re-election to the sear lite.