The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892, November 19, 1891, Image 1

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NO. 23.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Over One Million Dollars in Property
Goes Up in Smoke.
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
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.
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. "
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.
GoTernor Thayer Enumerates the Bless
Ing Showered t'poa the State.
Lincoln. Nov. 17. Governor Tnayer
issued his Thanksgiving proclamation as
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.
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
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.
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.
They Kefuse to Endorse the Sunday
Closing of the Exposition.
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.
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
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
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.
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. . ,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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rosition of the Government in tho
Des Moines River Land Case.
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
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,'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
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
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
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)
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.
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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