Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892 | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1892)
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAR. 10, 1&92.
1 jj S (i H K 15
TIE LAW A DEAD LETTER
I The Interstate Commerce Measure
Eraded in the West.
CASH REBATES ARE PAID.
Result of laveatlgatloa la MlMorl, Kan
lu, Nebraska. I-ewa an: Minnesota.
Extending the Burlington Fight
lag the Reading Deal.
CiifCAOO, March 8. A moralng papr
devotes two pages to the resnlta of an
Investigation made by its representatives
in Minnesota. Iowa, Missouri, Kansas
and Nebraska, in regard to the workings
of the interstate commerce law. The
various interviews with shippers, rail
road men and state officials indicate that
violations of the law "are' more 'general
and flagrant than has generally been
supposed.,. Large shippers are favored
against small 'ones at all commercial cen
ters, sometimes by a system of cash re
bates, sometimes by other devices ac
complishing the same end. The con
erosion is that the law is not only a dead
letter throughout the west, but that it
is a detriment to public interest because
it has had the effect of mining whatever
was gained by the old pooling system in
the matter o. stability of rates.
W. B. Morrison of the interstate com
merce commission, said that further leg
islation to amend the law will soon be
introduced and the law made more effi
cient. He does not think the violations
are as numerous or widespread as has
been made to appear in some quarters.
Notwithstanding the reported bad
condition of the country roads fen Illin
ois, Iowa and Nebraska, there was a
farther inorease in the volume of east
hound traffic from Chicago last week.
The total number of tons of dead freigl t
carried eastward by all hues was 100,57 J,
against 07,074 (luring the preceding
week and 71,814 during the correspond
ing week last year.
Traffic Manager Basenhark of the
Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City road,
has returned from a visit to the Missouri
river points reached by that system,
where he held conferences with whole
sale merchants relative to giving them
better terms and greater advantages in
the matter of freight rates than they
have heretofore had. The trouble be
tween the Chicago west-bound roads
having transmissouri lines of their own
over the movement recently inaugurate 1
by the railroad commissioners of Kan
as for a reduction of fifth-class rates in
that state has induced the Maple Leaf
people to favor a flat rate for the benefit
of Kansas City, St. Joseph and Leaven
Extending tit. Burlington, '
Deadwood, S. D... March 8. Kilpet
rick Bros. & Collins ''have been awarded
the contract for au important extension
of the Burlington's Black Hills road. .
The proposed extension will be twenty
five miles long and will take the road
' from Englswood station, ten miles south
of Dead wood, through Bald Mountain
and Bnby Basin mining districts to the
city of Spearfish. H. F. Clark, chief
bookkeeper for the contractors, is in the
and states that from 3,000 to 5,000 men
will be put at work at the grade within
ten days. Completion of the extension
will make the fourth railroad through
the mining districts mentioned and will
hasten the development of many valu
Fighting tha Readlag Daal.
Williamspout, Pa., March 8. Mathias
H. Arnot of Elinira, N. Y., filed a bill
In equity against the parties to the
Reading deal, . to restrain them from
acting under the agreement recently
made for a combination of interests. It
seeks to set aside the leases on the
ground that they conflict with the state
constitution, and are therefore invalid
and void. Mr. .Arnot is a large stock-,
holder in both the Beading ana the Le
high Valley roads.
MlHoari FadSe Director.
St. Lens, March 8. A meeting of the
stockholders of the Missouri Pacific road
was held here. The old board of direc
tors, headed by Jay Gould were re
elected. The Iron Mountain stockholders
also me and re-elected tho old board,
likewise headed by Jay Gould.
BIG MINING DEALS.
Tha Keyntone Property Fnrebased ay tha
Bald Mountain Company.
Dbadwoob, S. D.. March 8. Interest
in mining matters continues unabated
and a amber of the big projects are de
veloping. One of the latest to come to
'notice is the Bald Mountain Consoli
dated Mining company, which only re
cently organized with a capitalisation of
$3,000,000, has purchased all the prop
erty owned by the Keystone Mining and
Milling company. The sale included
the Keystone chlorinafion works at Oar
den City and fifteen well developed min
ing claims in Bald Mountain and Ida
Gray districts. Among the lodes trans
ferred are the Annie, Katie and Josie,
purchased by the Keystone company for
$45,000 last week.
Noah Porter' Funeral.
New Havm, Conn., March 8. The
funeral services over the "late Rev. Noah
Porter, ex-president of Yala college,
were held in this city.. 'After a private
service at his late residence, Mr.
Porter's body was taken to the college
chapel, where services were conducted
by President Dwigh,. There was a Iarg9
attendance. The pall bearers were ex
Minister Edwin J. Pholps, ex-Governor
Ingersoll and Profussors George T.
Ladd. H. E. Newton. G. B. Day. J. M.
Hoppin, George J. Brush and Henry W.
Faranin. The body was interred in.
Gore street cemetery.
Will Open It to Settlement.
Sas Francisco, March 9. Orders have
been Issued from the military head
quarters hese for company B, Captain
Dougherty, First United States infantry,
and a detachment of cavalry to proceed
to Round Valley, Iudian reservation in
Mendocino county, the government
having annonnced its intentions of open
ing the reservation to settlement.
Vixxsa, March 8, Cholera has ap
peared at Herat ami is said to be ad
vancinir. along the road to Persia.
TEN SAILORS LOST.
Tha Oil Ladea Bark Invortreseaeh Aban
doned la Mld-Oeeaa.
Philadelphia, March 8. Shipping
siroles were startled by tho report of the
abandonment in mid -ocean of tha new
bark Invertrossachs, involving a loss of
upward of $290,000 to the underwriters,
Ten men are said to have perished. The
news was received from Captain Dench
ers, f the tanker Bear Creek, which
vessel has arrived from Penaut. On the
afternoon of March 8, Captain Deuchers
fell in with the British steamer Men
delssohn, bound from Baltimore to
Rotterdam. The Mendelssohn signaled
that she had on board twenty-six of the
crew of the Invertrossachs. A search
of the ship's articles filed with the Brit
ish consul shows that on leaving here
the Invertrossachs was manned
by a crew of thirty-six men, and it is be
lieved the other ten have perished. The
Invertrossachs sailed from this port
Feb. 1. bound to Calcutta, lade with
J ,003.500 gallons of oil in cases valued
at $79,753. The Invertrossachs was
owned by D.-Bruce . & Co. of Dundee,
and -was 2,333 ttms register. She 'had
four masts and -was the staunchest and
best fitted out -steel ship that has ever
Tenement Iloaaa Burned.
West Superior, Wis., March 8.
The most disastrous conflagration in
Superior's history came to an end at 12 SO,
when the Allouese block, corner of
Eighth and Tewer streets the finest
apartment bouse in the city, was com
pletely wiped out and nineteen families
WAR IN THE SOUDAN.
Tha Xew Khedive Tfllt Begla HU Belga
by Attempting- to Recover the
Vienna, March 8. News from Egypt
is to the effect that the new khedive in
tends to begin his reign in a .brilliant
way by recovering the Soudanese em
pire which was lost to Egypt with the
rebellion of the mahdi and the fall of
Khaftoum. The latest .information from
the Soudan indicates that an invasion
properly organized and commanded,
would not fail of success; that the people
are ripe for 'a change and that the
Egyptians . would be welcomed by the
masses of the inhabitants as deliverers
from anintoIerable tyranny.
Darfour has almost been deserted by
the dervishes, and the Bahrol-Ghazal
province contains but a few of them.
The revolt of the Shatuk tribe resulted
in severe fighting, the dervishes losing
several hundred men. Reinforcements
have been seHt from Omdurman. Food
throughout the Soudan is bountiful and
cheap. Many tribes appear tired of
war, and said they would Welcome tho
return of Egyptian rule.
The dervishes have a steamer at Fa
shiado, ,bnt they do not, venture beyond
a short distance from the Nile bank.
There are no dervishes south of Gebel
Reggai. A short time ago the Shilluks
killed 300 dervishes at that place, and
consequently reinforcements have been
sent there from Omdurman. The Khe
dive's visit to , the frontier last winter
has produced a very favorable impres
sion among the Soudan tribes. The der
vishes still retain a monopoly of the trade
in gum, ivory and feathers, which they
sell at large profits to merchants who
send a considerable proportion of the
goods to Suakim. The invading troops
will be commanded by British officers
and will include, it is intended, some
British Indian troops, and a large force
of Soudanese, who were splendid fight
ers for Gordon.
Venter In England.
London, March 8. Secretary Foster
visited, on Saturday evening, the famous
resort for wits of the post and present
century known as the "Cheshire Cheese."
The secretary was received just as every
visitor is received, without any special
attention. He was shown, however,
into the seat which the great Dr. John-,
son used to occupy, and had a chance to
meditate, while devouring the cele
brated lark pie, on the associations con
nected with the place. On Sunday Sec
retary Foster drove around to places
made famous by memories of Dickens,
and visited several city churches. Sec
retary Foster says he has not spoken en
fiscal subjects except in interviews with
the representatives of financial journals
and he adheres to the statement that his
journey is entirely on recreation. Yes
terday afternoon he visited the house of
lords. This afternoon he will run down
to the Isle of Wight.
JnllaSyke Mint Stand Trial.
NoBi.EsvtLLE, Ind.. March 8. The
grand jury returned a verdict of murder
ik the first degree against Jnlia Sykes
for killing John Danforth at Westfield,
Ind. Danforth, in his dying declaration
stated that he . was going along the
street, and that the defendant, without
provocation, fired at him from her resi
dence, thirty feet away. The defendant
claims, that Danforth was trying to force
an entrance to her residence, that aho
ordered him away, but he continued
trying to get in and she told her daught
er, who is 1 1 years of age, te bring her a
revolver, which was done, and she shot
him in self-defense. The daughter co
ro borates her mother's story.
London, March 8. Play in the chess
tournament began with twelve entries.
The events of the day was the defeat of
Lomnn by Lasker and of Bird by Van
Vliet. In the former game the German
played n Ruy Lopex, which he won by
fine play after thirty-four moves, while
Bird, in a Dutch opening gave his op
ponent, unnecessarily, aa advantage on
the opening. Maron won from Jas
nogrodsky. who played an O'P. open
ing. Rumbull lost a French defense to
Fenton by a palpable blunder. The
games Mortimer-Gossip and Lecock-Leo
Cbicaoo, March 8. Henry Francisco,
a well-to-do real estato dealer, shot and
killed himself at home.- No cause is as
signed for the deed. He leaves a w e
and a married daughter, who lives in
Abixodox. Va., March 8. Dr. Baker,
who was once before tried on a charge
of poisoning his wife, was acquitted.
The 500 people crowding tha court room
received the verdict with great enthu
Baroness deSteurs Granted a Divorce
from Her Cruel-Husband. ....
WAS READY FOR ANOTHER
Immediately Afterwards a Marriage Ll
eeaae Was Granted to EUlott Zobo
rowskl and Margaret do Steurm.
Tha Next the Programme.
Sioux Falls, & D., March 8. Judge
Aikens announced his decision in the fa
mous De Steurs divorce case by granting
the baroness a decree of absolute divorce
and the custo dy of her minor child:
The findings of the court were all
against the defendant, not one of his
points being sustained. The court held
that the baron i. not. only deserted his
wife, but treated her with extreme
cruelty. He finds that the baron did at
tempt to confine his wife', in an asylum
without just cause, and that her nervous
attack was undoubtedly due to the ex
treme cruelty of the husband. In refer
ring to the baron's attempt to besmirch
his wife's character by ollogaig adultery,
he stated that the allegations conld not
be substantiated, and were, in his opin
ion, entirely without foundation.
Immediately aftfcr the decree of di
vorce was filed a marriage license was
issued by the clerk of the court which
permitted the marriage of Elliott Zobo
rowski and Margaret DeSteurs, the
Jilaintiff. Zoborowskl is the party si
eged to have been guilty of adultery
with the baroness. The pair were
united in marriage by Rev. J. A.Crnsean
and they will leave in a day or two for
a bridal tour through the south.
This brings the whole trial to a cli
max and will, no doubt, surprise the
New York friends of both the bride and
groom. Mr. Zoborowskl is a New
Yorker of great wealth and owner of the
Broadway theatre. He has been a con
stant companion of the baroness through
all her troubles and his friendship for
her caused the sensational allegations on
the part of the baron. -
In conversation Mr. Zoborowskl said
that he would return to New York in a
short time and make that his future
home. They had decided to be married
at once, as that was their intention long
before the baroness began her action
for a divorce. He denounced as false
and libelous the allegations made by the
baron . and pointed to his marriage as
proof of his assertion. . , : , , , , . ,
" Another IMvoree Caie In Dahota.
Rapid City, March 8. Tha next
South Dakota divorce case to attract
attention ' will probably be that of
WiHiams vs. Williams, the trial of which
will commence in tho circuit court here
Friday, The proceedings were insti
tuted last August, the plaintiff, Wm.'
Williams, having come here and bought
property in May last. Up to that time,
and np to the present time, according to
the testimony of the defendant, he had
been for years a prominent and wealthy
shoe manufacturer and a resident of
Rochester, N. Y. His complaint, in
brief, alleges that the defendant denied
him his rights as a husband: that she
did so in consequence of being unable,
after repeated efforts to convert him to
the Catholic church, of which church
she was a member, while he
did not belong to any church.
In her answer the defendant, Eliza T.
Williams, alleges that they wore mar
ried in 187? and lived together as hus
band and wife until August 1S87; that
there is no issue of said marriage; that
in the last named year the plaintiff de
serted her; that she has always beeu
willing and anxious to live with plaint
iff as his wife; that during the years
1887-91, at the Latta house in Charlotte.
N. Y., and between October, 1890, and
April. 1891, in Rochester. N. Y., the
plaintiff was guilty of adultery. She
alleges that the plaintiff has an income
of over $10,000 per annum, and asks for
$140 per month as temporary alimony
and $3,000 to pay costs of suit. Most of
the testimony will be in the shape of
depositions, about 1,000 typewritten
pages of legal cap with maps and dia
grams having already arrived.
Preached en the Blaine Letter.
New Yokk, March 8. Father O'Con
nor, the leader of the Reformed Catho
lic church in this city, addressed a largo
audience in Christ Mission hall in West
Twenty-first street on the subject of the
Blaine-Xevins case. He stated that
Secretary Blaine had blundered in at
tempting to nuKe a scapegoat of Father
Dncey,. who married the coupta, and
that the entire blame rested with Arch
bishop Corrigan, who granted the dis
pensation for the niurriagc and author
ized Father Ducey to perform the cere
Et-Frealdeut Kveni Arretted.
Philadelphia, March 8. Nelson F.
Evans, ex-president of the Spring Gar
den Insurance company and a former di
rector of the Spring Garden bank, was
arrested for connection with fhe frauds
perpetrated by the officials of the broken
banking institution. Evans was given a
hearing before United States Commis
sioner Bell and hold in $15,000 for a fur
ther hearing next Wednesday.
Beady to Receive Her Cargo.
Nsw York, March 8. The British
steamship Missouri, which is going to
take the grain offering of the bountiful
west to the sufferers from famine in
Russia, arrived from Philadelphia. She
was towed free of charge to the dock at
the foot of Twenty-seventh street, where
she remains also free of charge until she
takes her cargo and coal.
Paul Oae Kiploalna.
Mocst Carxfx, Pa.. March 8. An
explosion of gas occurred at Merrian
colliery, fatally burning Michael Colgun
and wonnding August Wohler. miners.
Hit Stamp Are Couaterfeit.
St. Louis, Mo., March 8. A Spaniard
from Madrid was arrested here on tho
charge of selling counterfeit Spanish
Lndwlg Very Low.
London, Maron 8. YHte Grand Duko
of Hesse is in a comatose condition and
his death is now a question of a veiy
inert 0 me.
THE NEW WOODBR1DGE GUN.
It Will Threw a Projectile Twelve el
Firteea Mllee. '
Boston, March 8. The new Wood-
bridge gun being constructed at thi
arsenet-at Watartown, will be com'
pleted in about four months.' At pres
ent the gun is little more than a steel
tube 87 1 feet long, the diameter being
1 1 inches. The interior eventually will
be bored te l'J, inches. The specialty of
the Woodbridge gun consists in the wire
wrapping. Around the steel tube are
strips of steel like barrel staves, and
miles or steel wire are wrapped around
these. The steel staves are put in to
equalize the pressure caused by the tight
wrapping of the ire. The wire is
10-100 of an inch square, and it is capa
ble of bearing a -tension of 200,
000 - pounds -r t0 tne square
inch. The wrapping of the wire
upon the tube is dona by a special wind
ing machine, so as to nut the wire on at
a great strain. Several miles have been
wrapped already so thickly that the
tube, several inches in thickness, is
shrunk or pressed in until the diameter
is reduced by 4.-100 of an Inch. The ob
ject of putting the wire on so tightly is
to develop the elastic resistance of tha
- In the first trial with the gun it is
likely ordinary powder will be used cal
culated to throw a projectile weighing
550 pounds about twelve miles, and a
distance of three of four miles with
great accuracy,. With the new powders
which produce less smoke, the projectile
may be thrown fifteen miles. In either
case the charge of powder will be about
870 down to 850 pounds. : The new gun
will be rifled. ;
THE RAUM INVESTIGATION
Aitletaat Secretary; Chandler an tha
8 tend Congressman Springer Im
proving II one Proceedings.
Washington, March 8. The pecial
pensions investigating committee of the
house met at noon and proceeded to
examine Assistant Secretary Chandler,
of the " interior , department.
He went into the matter of young
Raum's resignation at considerable
length and told tha story of the "con
science fund as it has hitherto been pub
lished. He said that he had never re
ceived charges that young Rauui had
taken money illegally.
'- tm the Houee. - '
Wasttinqton, March 8. --In the house
Mr. McMillin gave notice that he wonld
call up the free wool bill tomorrow. On
motion of Mr. MeCreary of Kentucky,
wno announced tne oenn or lus col
league, John W. Kendall, the house ad
iourned until tomorrow. The sneaker
appointed a committee which will leave
(or Kentucky at z o'clock tomorrow with
tne remains or Mr. Kendall ,
secretary Btalae ,'
Washington, March ; 8, Secretary
Biune is still confined to nis bed with
the grip, but his condition is not re
farded as serious. It will be some time,
owever, before he will be able to re
sumo his duties at the state department.
Oaa. Scliefteld Thrown from tile Carriage
Washington, March 8. The carriage
of General Schofield was run into and
upset by an express wagon near the war
department . buildinm. General Scho
field was somewhat bruised, but wai
able to proceed to his office.
Board of Ladjr Manager.
Washington, March 8. Acting Sec
retary of the Treasury Spaulding has
sent to the house a letter containing es
timates for appropriations aggregating
$120,716 for the expenses of the board of
lady managers of the world s Columbian
exposition for the fiscal year 1893.
' Serlnser Getting Better.
Washington, March 8. At noon Mr.
Springer's physician reported that he
continues to improve.
The Canadian government will take the
duty off binding twine, aa a concession to
the Manitoba farmer' demand.
A syndicate at Indianapolis has been
given a thirty day's option on the Citi
sens' Railway company of Chicago. The
option pries is 12,750,000.
The returns of the elections for mem
bers of the London county council show
the return of eighty-four Progressives and
thirty-four Moderates or Conservatives.
John T. Clarkson, brother of the late
Bishop Clarkson, who had large interests
in Omaha, died at the Virginia hotel, Chi
cago, where he hsd been ill with pneu
monia. The Criterion Comedy company has be
come stranded in Minnesota;. A Motion
manager, lft town unexpecteJIy, leaving
alargn number with from two to fire,
weeks salary due them. . V
S. Elrod, United States dixburser, .com
menced In St. Paul to pay off the claims
of the survlriug tyou.t scout and tha de
nceudents of the deceased who served In
the lodiaa wars of the early ''.
' Bellglon In Politic.
Ci.evf.land. O.. March h. BislioD
Horstmannof Philadeluliia. recently ap
pointed to the diocese of northern Ohio,
is expected to roach this citv tonight.
The city council aad board of control
Were Invitod to nnrtMnata in th rxar.
cises atteudant upon his coming, and ac-
vt7wu. eT,v lilt IL'gUHar WUlhIJ ijirruii TJ
of tho Baptiflt, Congregational and Meth
odist miniRTPr TMhttrtlntmna wr ir1trit4
severely criticising the city officials.
ThftA iH a ronanl taaiintr tf k,,oli..
r.mong the native born and Protestant
citizens at the acceptance of the invita
tion. The act is severely criticised, and
as it just immediately precedes an im
portant municipal election; is likely to
precipitate tho question of religion in
the comimr lrmil ramn.iic-n Tim f'uHi.
, " - , r ...
olics have made elaborate preparations
to rweive ineir new msnop.
F.x-Senatorltlalr Not a Candidate.
Boston,-March 8 Ex-Senator Blair
was in Boston, and to a reporter had a
word to say about his candidacy for the
presidency. He declares that he is not
a candidate, bnt that he is willing that
his name should be nsod at the conven
tion if his friends so please. He wants
to correct the mistaken impression that
ho is drawing a salary in the diplomatic
service of tho United State, lie says
his resignation was accepted last Octo
ber; that he was paid up to June 30, and
that he expended $1,000 more than he
nx-eired from the government.
TO BE TRIED FOR MURDER.
The Attempt te Railroad Dr. Seadder
Inla aa Inaaae Aijraut Mlaeed
la tha Bad.
. CmcAflO, March 8. Contrary to gen
eral expectation Dr. Scndder will bs
tried in the criminal court on the charge
of murder. The apparent attempt to
railroad him into an asylum has been
nipped in the bud. It was practically
agreed by Judge Scales and State's At
torney Longenecker that a blunder was
made by the ponce In eunrmeriiig the
prisoner to the deputy sheriff, who neld
the insanity writ procured by the friends
of the accused. It is the intention of
the state's attorney to have the charge
of insanity dismissed, therefore, and ar
raign Dr. Soudder ou the original charge
of murder. The insanity question must
be incidental to a trial in the criminal
At the detention hospital Dr. Noble
said that his patient was in worse
condition than he had been on any day
since his detention. He had seemed to
be weaker and remained on his cot most
of the day, occasionally complaining
that some one was looking at i him
through tho window and talking to him.
He refused all books, saying that read
ing made his head hurt. Since his ar
rival at the hospital he has not been
shown any newspapers and he still seems
ignorant of the charges against him,
only saying that the Duntons and others
have conspired against him.
SAID T WAS MADE IN PRISON.
A Womaa Who Was Caught with Coua
terfeit Monejr Tell Her Story,
Boston, March 8. About two weeks
ago Jennie Bolan, with many aliases,
was locked np at the West End police
station in an intoxicated condition and
with counterfeit money in her purse.
The counterfeits were not very good
Imitations. The woman said that
a man bow confined in the state
prison, whom she named, had melted
some lead, mixed it with flint glass
ground fine, rr.n it through somo molds
which had. been! overlooked in the prison
from tho time of previous administra
tions, and then by dropping tHo' counter
feits into a selution of silver-plating
completed his work. She took them out
and left good money behind, which the
prisoner alluded to could use to advant
age. The prison was ransacked but not
a mold or any evidence of counterfeiting
Warden Lovering said not a single bit
of evidence was found against bis man,
but it was thought bv some that in this
way some convicts have obtained good
money which they found convenient to
use wLen they once got outside, and that
possibly the two fellows who escaped are
talis SUPpilOQV-'r"- .r.1 m"..w-wij(-satyr-a-.fffifc"
The. Salelde Epidemic.. .. ..:
Dbnvto , March 8.: Three- women
have attempted suicide in this city by
taking a large quantity ' of morphino in
the last twentr-four hours. Mrs. A. K.
Chamblin tiled to die because- her
father qurreled with her husband. Her
life was saved with difficulty. Allie El
lis and Effie Pryor, two inmates of a
Market street brothel, tried to get even
with their lovers, who hod forsaken
them, in the same manner as Mrs. Cham
blin. They were discovered barely in
time to save them. The young women
made their arrangements together and
lay side by side when atscovered.
Attempted Train Wrecking.
PouoHKKEPsig, N. Y., March 8,
There was a dastardly attempt to wreck
the fast Chicago express on the JJudson
River railroad near Tarrytown. Haifa
mile north of the station the engina
ploughed into dressed stones, each two
or three leet square, whtcn had been
placed unon the track. So sudden was
the collision that passengers were thrown
violently rsom tnetr seats, ana tne great
est consternation, nrevailed on the train
For a hundred, feet the train forced iti
way through the obstruction, piling
stone in every direction and tearing uji
ties, but neither the engine nor any oi
the cars were derailed.
Plamt da Much Damage at Dejter.
Dexter. Mo., March 8. Fire, suppos
edly of incendiary origin, started in Me
Cullum's drug store and destroyed thi
Iron Mountain depot and thirteen busi
ness houses. Loss $j0,000; insurance.
Rome, March 8. A succession of
earthquakes were felt at Messina and in
the Lipari islands. No da mag was
done. - '
Wife Murderer flanged.
.Tunkhasnckji March 8. Charles
Wall was hanged here at 1:V0 o'cliwfe
for the murder of his' wife.
Through Yelloaretone Park.
Washington, March 8. The bouse
committee on public lands heard argu
ments by Senator Sanders, Representa
tive Dixon and Civil Service Commis
sioner Roosevelt on the bills granting a
railroad the right of way through Yel
lowstone National park, and the bill
dividing the park. Mr. Dixon and Com
missioner Roosevelt favored the latter
measure. Senator Sanders did not com
mit himself on either measure, bnt
favored railroad facilities of some kind
through this section of the west.
Y.M.S:V3 vT ?07i.ifct..
Pourt-AKD, Me., March 8. This city is
turned upside down snd the Democrats
are parading the streets with lands and
torches. For the first time in many
years the Democrats have gained control
of the city government, electing a ma
jority of the city council on joint ballot
and electing their mayor by a wide mar
gin. Municipal Election In Iowa.
Des MoiNES,March 8. Municipal elec
tions were held in a majority of cities.
Carroll elected a Republican ticket. A
Democratic mayor was chosen at Cedar
Rapids. Pierce, Citiaens' candidate.
was elected mayor of Sioux City. W.
B. Carlisle, Democrat, was elected may
or at Missouri Vallev.
Meyer Again In Polltlr.
Anderson, Ind.. March 8. Ex-Secre
tary of State W. R. Meyers said that he
would be a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for secretary of state. "
The Alliance demands the abolition
ef "National banks as banks of
issue." That is. It demands that tho
government issue to the people money
through some other channel than the
national banks. Wbyf Because this
is the most expensive method adopted
by a civilised country. In this en
lightened day no one disputes that
our government has a right to issue
money and to adopt a method of cir
culating same. The present method
is unwUe, because with the banks con
trolling the circulating medium tha
government has no power to help tha
people in times of financial panica
The banks become custodiaas of tha
privileges of the government by tha
express delegation of power over tha
currency. - iHow do tha banks get
this power and why don't everybody be.
eome bankersP Tha national banking
act provides that whan as many at II va
persons to join themselves together
and purchase bonds in small towns
$50,000 nnd in larger ones $100,000
wsrth Ihcy may deposit those bonds
with the secretary of tho treasury aad
have issued to them W par cent of
their foco value in national bank notos
with which they can begin business
as hankers and which they enn loan
at 10 or S3 por cent It is the bank
ers' money which moves overy crop.
The speculator secures the banker
by bill of lading and allows him to
charge about 1 per cent for the usa of
the money during tha few days it
takes for him to got returns from
your wheat. The speculator paid
you just 1 per cent less for your wheat
because of tba banker's exactions of
him. so it is tho producer who pays
tha fiddler after all.
Banks can contract the currency at
will, and they usually do so nt a time
when it pinches tho producer hardest.
Would it not bo better to issue money
direct to the people?-The Toller.
raragoaa ef rillal Plat.
Filial piety is the special virtue of
China and Japan. From It springs
loyalty to the Emperor, who is regarded
as "the father and - mother of .bis
people." There, are no greater favorites
with the Japanese than the "Four-and-Twenty
Paragons of Filial Piety,"
whose acta of virtue are the subject of
One of the Paragons had a oruel step
mother who was ' very ' fond of 'fish.1
Kever repining at her cruel treatment
of htm, he lay down on the frozen sur
face of a lake. The warmth of his
body incited a hqje in tha Ice, at which
two carp came up to breathe; these he
motner. ' ....,'
Another Paragon, a boy with a moat
sensitive skin.fnsisted on sleeping with
out any covering at night? so that'mos
quitoea should fasten on him, while his
parents slumbered undisturbed;
. Another, who was of the female sex,
clung to the jaws of a tiger which was
about to. devour her father until tho
latter had escaped, : ...
The drollest of, all these stories la
that of Rorashl. This Paragon though
70 yenrs old,' used to dross In baby"
clothes and crawl about on the floor.
His object was to delude his parents,
who were over 80 years of age, Into the
idea that they eould not bn so very old
after all, as they h'a'd such an exceed
ingly Infantile son!
The Japenese consider that one of the
gravest dangers to the future welfare
of their country arises from the
importation of our less partrlarcbal
De Vathaire did not hesitate, rut
ting himself at the head of a line of
his men, he bade them follow him, and
forced his way into the breach in the
pagoda, shouting, "Vive la France!"
He was shot down and died on the
s.pot. But the attack succeeded, and
the pirates were captured.
Deserting the Aitoelated Pre.
Williausport, Pa., March 8. The
daily papers in Pennsylvania seem to be
deserting The Associated Press rapidly.
A few weeks ago five papers in Harris
burg and York gave up that service and
joined The United Press; and The Ga
tetto and Bulletin of this city followed
the same course. They have been cus
tomers of The Associated Pre-w for
twelve years. The Associated Press is
left without a client in this city.
Knocked Out In Two Round.
Boise, Ida., March 8. Red Phillips,
champion lightweight of Idaho, knocked
iont C. A. Williams, heavyweight of
fittsuurg, in two rounds near here. .
Pire at Celdwater, Kaa.
Wichita. Kan., March 8. Firs at
Coldwater, Comanche county, destroyed
a dry goods store and an adjoining drug
store. . Loss, abont $30.000.
Chicago Grain and Prevleloae.
CntoAOO. March t.
WHEAT-Marett, S57s; Mr. BJfcj Julr.
OdS-Mareh, Viilv. Ha. 2'm Julr. iH
I.AHU-Mar. f .42'4S.t3.
Chicago Lire Stack.
U.nion Stock Tasiw.
CniVAao, March t. ',
C ATTLE Eitim tod receipt. S.'l head.
Native S.l.Vr 7il;cownd biilto.lt 3tl.7H:
Texan. S1.6aI0O; westerns, l:.iJH K Mat-.
HOGS - animated receipts, lft. 0.10 heai.
Light. 4.7iViJ; mind and mealunt, f 1.1)
&:)V'.;hYTiK)Kilw-, Market weak
8HEP-Westni. U63.0U: native, 191
ft5 US; Teian. I3.ttV40.
Kantat City lire Stock. '
Kansas Crrr, March I.
CATTLE Estimate! receipt. l.SW: bead;
hipini-m. t.Hii. Drrased beef tnd bitlg
steer. Sl.Vftt W: cow tnd beifsr. fl.SUI.iai:
Rtri-kor and fnoders, ttt&I.M. Cow and
feeder re teadr.
HX1S -Estimated receipt. l.SVnead: hir
meut. ITir, extreme rang. SI JOJt .v bulk.
.iumM. Market higher and stead?, Mfi-.t.
common, 4o to irtc higher.
Omaha Lira Stack.
l'to.v Stock Yards, i
Omaha. March,, f
CATTLEEattmatml receipt 1W bead.
l.Snto l.Mftlb. Si.tnaito; l.unto l.Jl'..
S.14.V4l.i;9lto 1,1 .., liua3.T5: choice
cow. tlsSoa.tt; common cow. 11 Sifi t&:
g.m.1 nutive feeders, tt Ta33.&J; common feed
ers. -, 70. Maikwt tedy to diadi
rU9-Eatiraaed receipt. H.M head. Light,
ft MM.:: railed, 4 nSt.Tl); heart, ti
.:. ilarketlKo higher.
Superior is to have a drunkard reclaiaa
log factory. .
Wymote Is to hare a new CataMtts
church to coat 815,000.
The camp of Sons of Veterans as Cray
ford has been reorganised.
Wymore will celebrate the aiiiilrstsac
ita founding on May 21.
It is said that the Plattsmoath canning
factory is to be reopened.
The OxnardswiU build a sugar factor
at lloldrcdge this season.'
Holt county has five mills and all am
working at their full capacity. .
Minden will probably vote (10,000 It
bonds to build a new school house. .
Ulysses a Grant of Valparaiso waa
rested charged with Belling liquor witiv
nt a license.
It took fourteen kags of beer to osa
brate the marriage of a prominent eoeiat
couple at Venligra.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Ha
braaka will hold their annual meeting
PlatUmouth on MATch 17, fit, Patrick's
Richard McDowell, the man found la aa
Injured eenditioa beside tha Burlingtss)
and Missouri railway (rack, died at Dor
chaster. - '
The annual atats meeting of tha eh area
officer of the Seventh Day Advent aoeJa
ty met in Fremont and held daily station!
The alliances of Brown, Rock and Kan
Paha counties have arranged to bnBda
company elevator at Long Pine. Steak
has been taken.
Tha county board of Holt county, alt
ting as as a court of impeachment, adopt
ad a resolution removing Barrett Beatt,
county treasurer from offloe.
When Captain Tfenry retired aa sosa
mandant of tha Stat Soldiers' Homo at
Grand bland ho was presented with aa
elegant easy chair by the fnmatos.
The Red Willow county fair will ba held
on September 90 to 83, tha Hitohoaak
county fair on September 28 to October X,
and the Hayes county fair on October I
Negotiations were consummated where
by the city of Iloldrege becomes owner wf
the city water worka,pnrehasing tho same
ef W. A. Paxtoa of Omaha, consideration,
40,000. - -
The mortgage record for February la
Deuel oouaty ia as follows: .Farm mort
gages Wed, 11,008; released, none. Chattel
mortgages filed, 18,885. M; releaaed II,
The MethodUta are holding a vary eoe
eessful revival at their church la Callo
way. Great enthusiasm is7 being aaaxti
fested, and many are being gathered late
the fold. .
James Murray, of Columbus, who was
a captain of tha Pawnee scouts in tha
early days, has just been granted apeuaioa
of '.2 a month and arrearages for ahoart ,
sixteen years, -. . . . . -
The supreme eoart decided that a paaetl
mark on the Australian ballot la good,
hud that the statute which directs that
the cross thall be made with pea and ink
is only directory. '
Mrs. Elisabeth Clark, residing throe ,
miles east of Brownvtlle, has lived nndst '
the administration of ail the presidents,
having been born in 1705. - She Is still in
the best of health and goes around visiting :
the neighbors. -.- -!
-. There will be a meeting of the oitlgeas
ef Ntrekoll county at tha eoart house In
Kelson on Saturday afternoon, March 12,
for the purpose of effecting arrangements
for properly representing Nuckolls county
at the world's fair.
The half-breeds on the Ponca reserva
tion have received notices from tha In
dian department informing them that
contests have been offered by white men
upon their lands on the ground that they
are not full blooded Indian.
C. T. Schlneter, a prominent merchant
ot Alexandria, committed suicide, by
shooting himself. The ball entered tha
light temple and lodged in the left. He
leaves a wife and three children. It is be
lieved to be a case of insanity.
The town of St Edward has taken an
other step towards doubling its popula
tion and business during 1892. The latest
addition to Its list of attractions is a p bus
ing mill and canning factory, both of
which will be In full blast for the fall
The final settlement of tha affairs of the
Gretna State bank was made. President
Key and the other stockholders who
guaranteed the payment of all debts te
get possession from the receivers, paid all
deposits in full with Interest, amounting
to about 114,000.
O. A. Cooper of Humboldt made tha
largest contribution of flour to the Rust Ian
relief train of any single miller, aad now
get bis reward by being mentioned In a
Russian newspaper as, the wealthiest
miller in the United States and owner ef
the largest mill in the eonntry.
James Meredith commenced proceed
ings in the district court against the Ne
braska City Starch company to recover
damages to the amount of 010,000. Mere
dith claims that while at work on the
company's shed lost November a rafter
fell on hint snd broke his ankle.
' A mammoth reservoir - will be con
structed on the top of the batte, half a
mile from the pestomce, county seat ef
Boyd county, and supply the town, by
means of pipe line, with water.' The top
of the butte is 00 feet in circumference,
level as a floor, and la 250 feet higher than
the town. 1
Governor Boyd removed R. R. Greer
eommiseioner general, and Samuel Braes,
of the Nebraska world's fair eommissioB,
and appointed Joseph Garneau, Jr., ef
Omaha commissioner general, and T. M.
Weiss of Hebron to succeed Braes. The
officials removed were appointed by Gov
W. J. Chapman, tb brakeman who lost
his arm last July while doing switching
in the gravel pit at Atkinson, has been
paid 12,500 by the railroad company, and
the company has also agreed to give hira
a situation as station agent, bearing all
his expenses while he is learning the rou
tine of the work.
J. S. Crow, a stockman residing near
Ord, in charge of a shipment of cattle em
route to South Omaha, was killed by e
switch engine in the Union Pacific yards
at Grand Island. Crow was standing in
the middle of the track when the engine
backed up and struck htm, rolling him
under the ears and completely severing his
body near the abdomen.
1 Captain Edward Donovan, an old and
well-known citizen of Plattsmeuth wee
found dead in a ravine in the west part of
town. It is supposed that In going home
be lost his way, fell over the embankment
Into the water and mire aad, being uncble
to climb the steep banks, died from ex
posure and exhaustion. He was eaptali
of company F, First Nebraska infantry
Powered by Open ONI