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About The farmers' alliance. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1889-1892 | View Entire Issue (March 24, 1892)
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAR. 24, 1892.
A Ballad of the Property Owntr.
In old dsys the robbers lived out ta tht woods
Or dwelt In a bole In the around.
And cheerfully froze to tbe traveler's roods
Whs never be happened around.
Oh, tbe robber of old
Wai aim pie and bold,
And rareljr put on any frilli;
But the robber to-day
Bat quite a different way, '
And the tax p yers foot up the bills
Bills bill tbe taxpayers settle the bills.
TheoUfasbloned robber was deft with his dirk
Tho robber to-day wears a smile;
With a murderous club tto. I did his work.
No. I uses "grease" Irom his "pile."
The oldentlme fang
Often festively sang
While doling its death-dealinf pills;
Its lattsr-day friend
Blandly moves to emend
And the tax-payers look to the bills
Bills-bills the tax-payers settle the bills.
The Queen Anne highwayman was meek as a
Whe i the law oalled on him to atone:
Tbe paving contractor does not care any
But rigs up a law of his own.
Oh, the brave Bobin Hood.'
Whe was moderately good,
Never lugged off the eternal hills;
But his heir-at-law treta
Off with farms and with lots.
And the tax-payers sigh at the bllla
Bills bills the tax-payers settle the bills.
Kansas City Journal.
An extensive revival Is in progress at
The postoffioe at Mascot, Harlan county,
has been discontinued.
Jefferson county's court house will be
ready for occupancy May L
A camp of Sons of Veterans has been
mustered in at Genoa with sixteen mem
bers. The wheat acreage of Lincoln county
will be 50 per cent, larger this year than
Broken Bow citizens have formed a
Business Men's association with sixty
Fire in C. C. Dawson's grocery store at
Harvard did damage to the amount of
Niobrara has joined hands with Butte
City in an earnest effort to secure daily
service between the two points.
Red Willow county will have five dele
gates to the Democratic congressional
convention at Holdrege, May 10.
The eleventh annual session of the Ne
braska Chautauqua assembly will be held
at .Crete on July 6 to 10 inclusive.
Hon. George B. Everett, a prominent
lawyer of Beatrice, died at Excelsior
Springs, Mo., of Bright 's disease.
A board of trade has been organized at
Gordon, and $500 have been raised to ad
" vertlse the city and surrounding country
- O. Robinson of Decatur, a prominent
Mason, starved to death last week. He
could not eat on account of a cancer of the
The citizens of Nuckolls county held a
meeting for the purpose of perfecting
plans to represent their county at the
A district convention of the Baptist
Toung People's union will be held at
Grand Island April 13, 11 and 15. Ninety
delegates will be in attendance.
H. C. Worthan, now serving his second
term as treasurer of Pawnee county, will
be a candidate for the nomination of state
treasurer on the Republican ticket.
An extensive prairie fire destroyed con
siderable hay east of Broken Bow. It
burued two days, but about twenty-five
men and boys finally succeeded in getting
it under control.
While Rev. S. Pearson was attending a
funeral at West Point be was thrown from
a carriage and injured so badly that for
a time it was believed he would die. He
is now recovering.
For the third time Artel Carlson, a for
ger has broken from jail at Tekamah, and
has made good his escape. The sheriff
was attending the opera when the prisoner
gained his freedom.
The Tecumseh Mining company has
abandoned drilling at a depth of 417 feet.
Several small veins of coal, one fourteen
inches thick, were found, but not enough
to warrant mining.
Omaha, April 18, is the place and date
of the Democratic state convention to.se
lect delegates to Chicago, and on the same
date the Republican convention of the
Fourth congressional district will be held
A sharper succeeded in working off a
few counterfeit silver dollars on some
businessmen. The fraud was not dis
covered until evening, then the swindler
had slipped away. ; They bear date of 1883.
The work is very poor.
Albert Kelley and A. H. Boyes engaged
in a fist fight at Gering, which went
agcinst Kelley. Kelley then drew a knife
and slashed-Boyes in seveaal places before
the combatants could be separated. The
wounded man will recover.
Louisville had a very narrow escape
from being burned up. By 'great exertions
the fire was confined to narrow limits.
Mr. Manker's residence and furniture, the
Bank- of Commerce and Marion Ward's
furniture store were entirely destroyed.
Two tramps who applied for lodg
ing at the Eureka hotel, Dakota City,
burglarized tho wardrobe of the boarders
early Thursday morning. They secured
several suits of clothes and other personal
property They were traced to Covington
by the sheriff, but there they were lost.
A frightful cutting affray occurred at
Lake City. William Burns made an at
tack on Harry English, and cut three
ugly gashes in his stomach. English will
undoubtedly die. Burns was arrested and
so great is the feeling over the affair that
a lynching is probable should English die.
The Nye & Schneider company of Fre
mont have Just bought ot J. S.Baker that
gentleman's elevator and lumber yards at
Crowell and West Point. This gives the
Nye & Schneider company twenty-four
elevators along the line of the Fremont,
Elkhorn and Missouri Valley road in Ne
braska. A firm doing a general merchandise
business at Kearney under the name of
the Golden Gate Auction company, was
closed out on a chattel mortgage. The
business will be continued, however, the
former proprietors acting as agents for
the Buffalo County National bank and
the Farmers' bank.
SThe committee Zappolnted by the Elk
horn Valley Association of Independent
Order of Odd Fellows lodges has decided
to hold the next anniversary celebration
of that order, which occurs on Tuesday,
April 26, at Madison. The lodges forming
the association are those at Madison, Bur
nett, Stanton and Norfolk.
Grand Jury returns True Bills
Against Chicago Boodlers.
WHAT A VOTE WAS WORTH
Alderman Both Give, the Names of tha
Men Who Bribed Bias and the
Amoaat Be Received Progress
of the Case.
Chicago, March 23. Late in the aft
ernoon indictments were served by the
grand jury against the following alder
men: W. J. O'Brien, D R. O'Brien,
Nicholas A. Cremer, Patrick J. Gorman,
Phillip Jackson, Stephen M. Gosselin,
John F. Dorman. The charge against
W. J. O'Brien and Powers is bribery and
the specification in the other indict
ments allege conspiracy to do an unlaw
ful act. The conspiracy indictments
will include the names of many other
persons as accomplices.
Alderman S. W. Roth was examined
His story ran something like this: On
July 13th the alderman from the Thir
teenth ward was approached by Alder
man Dan O'nen, who suggested to him
that there would be big money in it for
the members of the council who would
vote for the economic gas ordinance.
Roth consented, but demanded
time to consider the proposition.
This was granted and the
alderman sought the counsel of a friend,
to whom he confided the facts, saying:
"I think I have a good chance now to
trap the boodle aldermen," and asked for
advice as to what course to pursue. This
friend advised Roth to continue along
as if in accord with the propositions
made to him and to accept any bribe
offered and keep a careful record of all
incidents connected with the transac
tions. Roth followed this advice to the
letter. He was coy, however, and de
clined to listen further to Dan O'Brien.
Then he was approached by Billy
O'Brien, to whose questions Both ap
peared to yield. The Economic gas or
dinance was to come up for passage and
Roth pledged himself to vote for it. In
return for this promise O'Brien
gave him $750, which he
deposited with the men who are now
conducting the investigation. Roth
was now considered one of the initiated
so for as boodle was concerned, and
when the Northern Pacific came up he
was approached openly, and for his vote
he was paid $1,000, the money being
given him by Alderman John Powers.
The three other aldermen named above,
also, as stated, approached Roth at differ
ent times and offered him money to
vote for different ordinances in which
they were interested. On this testimony
the indictments for conspiracy will be
The other witnesses examined were
President J. S. Zimmerman, of the Peo
ple's Gas company, who told the grand
jury that no alderman had any stock in
his concern, and President Ed Hosmer,
of the Chicago and Jefferson Urban Tran
sit company, who related his unsuccess
ful attempt to secure a right of way and
of the efforts of certain aldermen to
Capiases were at once issued for the
indicted aldermen and deputy sheriffs
were sent out to hunt them up before
court adjourned. All had been brought
in except Aldermen Gasselin and Gor
man. The former was arrested in the
council chamber in the evening. Alder
man Gorman, it is believed, has de
camped, as all efforts to find him have
proved unavailing. He was around the
criminal court building while the grand
jury was in session and displayed ex
treme nervousness, leaving the building
hurriedly when the jury reported. The
prisoners were each released in $10,000
All the indicted men except Alderman
Gorman were in attendance at the reg
ular meeting of the council last evening
but took no part in the proceedings,
Alderman Roth made a statement to
the public which discloses the fact that
the leading newspapers of the city are
behind the proscecution and that it was
to assist them in exposing the corrup
tion among the city fathers that he ac
cepted the money for his votes for
To Impeach Judge Seott.
Omaha, March 23. Ex-Councilman
Morearty was acquitted on the charge
of boodling. Immediately after the trial
his attorneys, Cobb and Clair, were sent
to jail for contempt by Judge Scott. In
the meantime a special engine bore
Judge Offutt, their attorney, to Lincoln,
where he secured a stay of proceedings
from the supreme court. He arrived on
his return trip at U:20 with the mandate
of the supreme court and the sheriff at
once released the men. Impeachment
proceedings will be begun against Judge
Scott by the two lawyers, backed by the
entire bar of Douglas county.
Bribery and Perjury Charged.
Greensbcro, Pa., March 22. Ex
County Detective Richard Alcorn made
information against District Attorney J.
A. McCurdy, charging him with the
crime of bribery and perjury, also al
leging that during his canvass for elec
tion last fall he used undue means and
paid money to certain parties to be used
to purchase votes, ana that McCurdy
swore falsely when the oath of office was
Divorce Suits Will Fallow.
Luterke, Minn., March 22. County
Commissioner Jacob Merckle sued C. R
Henton, ex-sheriff of the county, for
$10,000 for the alienation of his wife's
affections. All the parties concerned
are among the wealthiest and moist
prominent people in the county. The
jury returned a compromise verdict of
$2,187.50 for Meckle. One, and probably
two divorce suits will follow this ver-
Ives and Slosson.
Chicago, March 23. "Of course I will
accept Slosson's challenge," said Frank
Ives, "but he must come to Chicago to
play. I have the naming of the date and
place. I have not decided yet when I
will play him. The game will probably
be scheduled for about the 15th of May,
and the match may be played in the
Urging Increased Duties.
CabacaS, Venzeola, March 22. Pres
ident Palasios is urging congress to in
crease the duties on Imports from the
POLYGAMY IN 1841-
Early History of the Mormons Laid Ban
la a Salt far a Church.
Salt Lace City, March 23. A United
States commissioner has been taking
eriJeuce here which has given the pub
lic an insight into the early history of
the Mormon church and its teachings of
polygamy. The evidence demonstrates
beyond a doubt Ihat polygamy was prac
ticed by the, prophet Joseph Smith, and
the leaders of his church at Nauvoo, His.
As to whether it was openly preached,
the testimony is conflicting.
The object of the taking of these dep
ositions is ta prove the title to the Tem
ple block at Independence, Mo., the suit
for which will come up before the
United States court at Kansas City in
The rival claimants to this property
are the Church of Christ and the recog
nized Church of Latter-day Saints hav
ing headquarters at Samona, la., both
claiming to be the successors of the
original Mormon church, but the real
motive of the suit is probably more to
secure a legal vindication as to which is
the legitimate successor rather than the
possession of the property, which is not
worth more than $10,000.
A number of women have testified to
having a knowledge that polygamy was
practiced by the church at Nauvoo as
early as 1841. One woman swears that
she was the polygamous wife of Joseph
Smith, the prophet. Another swears
that she was the polygamous wife of his
JUDGES SENT TO JAIL.
Can County, Missouri, Judges Would Not
Obey the Orders of a Blgher Court
and Are Imprisoned,
Kansas City, March 23. Judge
Phillips of the United States circuit
court, called W. A. Ray, E. F.Lane and
E. F. George, the three judges of Case
county, to the bar of the court and sen
tenced them to jail until they could
make some arrangement for payment of
the bonds voted by Cass county twenty
years ago in aid of the Tebo and Neosho
railroad. He also imposed a fine oi
$500 on each. The judges received thei)
sentence in silence, although they were
surprised at its severity.
Judge Phillips announced that the
sentence of the St. Clair county judges
had been postponed until next Monday.
The sentence of the Cass county judge
was imposed by Judge Phillips in his de
termination to close up a case which hat
been pending for over twenty years.
- In 1870 St. Clair and Cass counties
voted $750,000 and $1,000,000 respect
ively to aid in the construction of the
Tebo and Neosho railroad. The road
was never built, but the bonds fell into
tbe hands of innocent , purchasers, who
have obtained judgment repeatedly
against the counties, but have never
been able to collect. Judge Phillips, a
year ago, ordered the county judges to
issue a special tax levy to provide for
the payment of their indebtedness. The
Judges declined to make the levy and
udge Phillips declared them to be in
contempt. The popular prejudice in
Cass and St. Clair counties against the
payment of these bonds is so great that
none of the officials dare arrange a set
tlement. CONFESSES A CRIME.
Minnie Johnson Set the Indianapolis He
form School on Fire.
Indianapolis, March 22. Addia Topp,
a 6-year-old inmate of the state reform
school, died at the workhouse as the re
sult of exposure when the building
bumed. She told Assistant Superin.
tendent Elnura Johnson a story of the
fire which caused Mrs. ' Johnson to tell
the girls in the assembly that she knew
one of them had not only set the reforma
tory on fire, but had caused the death of
Addie Topp. Later Mrs. Johnson was
summoned to the cell of Minnie Johnson,
sent up from Richmond for theft, and
heard a remarkable confession! Minnie
said she had lighted an ironing blanket
at a gas jet and had thrown it under the
stair way. Her motive was not to fire
the building, she said, but only to get
even for being deprived of her lover a
An Engineer's Hoodoo.
Dtjranoo, Colo. .March 22. A strange
fatality seems to follow Engineer Whist
ler even after death. Whistler was
killed in a wreck Friday night near
Glencoe. He had just recovered from
injuries received in a railroad wreck,
and this was his first' run since his ill
ness. His remains were started to his home
in California. The train had proceeded
to a point called the "Hook, on the
Mancos hill, when suddenly the express
car which contained the remains broke
loose from the rest of the train, jumped
the track and turned completely over.
The coffin containing Whistler's body
was badly damaged and a man named
Mack, who was escorting the remains,
had his leg badly bruised.
The Fire Record.
Boston, March 22. Fire destroyed
Henderson Bros.' carriage warehouse on
Orchard street, North Cambridge, to
gether with several houses adjoining. A
thousand or more vehicles were burned.
Total loss about $30,000.
Sedalia, Mo., March 22. A fire en
gine has been dispatched to Knobnoster,
twenty miles west of here. That village
is in flames and reported likely to be en
Bobbed a Church.
Louisiana, Mo., March 22. During
the absence of Father Hughes the past
week thieves entered St. Joseph Catholic
church, stole the silver chalice, drank
the sacramental wine and broke open
the poor box, containing the contribu
tions of a fortnight. The discovery was
not made until Sunday morning, when
early mass was about to be celebrated.
John Considlne Shot.
Detroit, Mich., March 22. John
Considine, well known in sporting cir
cles of this city and Chicago, who gained
so mush notoriety recently in connection
with the abduction of Joseph Perrien, a
prominent citizen of this city, was shot
and probably fatally wounded by Robert
McCarthy, a real estate dealer.
Italian Ex-Convicts Barred.
Niw York, March 32. Cclonel Weber
barred twenty Italians at Ellis island.
They were passengers from Italy aui
were all ex-convicts.
TBE CANADIAN SMR
ililitia Eeqnesled to Quell Disturb
BJices at Tortage.
RIOTING HAS COMMENCED.
Strikers Interfere with the Banning ef
Trains Express - Messengers DIs
charged Faoria Cigar Makers
Strike Almost a Blot.
Winnipeg, Man., March 22. The Ca
nadian Pacific strike has assumed a seri
ous aspect. The conductors and train
men on the Pacific division, from Donald
to Vancouver, were called out, and dis
patches from Portage tell of serious dis
turbances there. Several trains were
cut into sections by strikers, and officials
engaged in trying to more trains experi
enced much trouble. Drawheadt were
stove in and couplings thrown away,
some of the.new trainmen shot and one
of. the brakemen struck with a rock.
Officials at Rat Portage telegraphed that
the situation was serious, and several
crews of new men were so scared that
they would not come out of the cabs.
Upon receipt of this information, Gen
eral Superintendent White waited upon
the lieutenant governor and asked that
sufficient militia be sent to prevent fur
ther violence; that the special force of po
lice sworn in by the company was inade
quate. A detachment of mounted men
was brought from Regina to Brandon,
and quartered near the Canadian prop
erty. Chief Conductor Clark said the Pacific
division men struck out of sympathy for
the strikers of this division. The engi
neers and firemen are at their posts. It
is believed that the latter are consider
ing appeals of the strikers to , join the
Almost a Blot.
Indianapolis, March 23. The long-drawn-out
struggle between the Penn
sylvania Railroad company and its strik
ing madhinlfts at this point came near
developing a riot. Charles Bigelow was
throw from the platform of an evening
train which was bringing some new
men. He retaliated by throwing a lump
of coal at the car. The detectives
hustled into the dispatcher's office and
the patrol was sent for. As it emerged
from the yards the strikers swarmed
about it and it looked for a while like a
determine effort to rescue Bigelow
would be made, but the police drew
their revolvers and thus drove through
Express Messengers Discharged..
Cincinnati, March 23. Seven more
messengers in the United States Express
service have been discharged, presum
ably because they were members of the
Cigar Makers Strike.
Peoria, His., March 23. The union
cigar makers are on a strike. They de
mand an advance ranging from $1 to $3
Railway Conductors Organise.
Galbsbubo, Bis., March 23. The
general committee of the Order of Rail
way conductors, representing seventeen
divisions of the Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy railway system, met here and
organized by electing E. O. Williams
of iGalesburg chairman, W. E. Crane
of Creston. Ia., vice-chairman, and T
J. Murphy of Aurora, secretary. The
committee claims that the meeting was
simply for the purpose of organization
and not for considering grievances or or
ganizing a strike.
The Yocum Case.
Hastings, Neb., March 22. The Yo
cum murder trial was resumed. Eight
or ten witnesses testified ' that they had
known Captain Yocum for sixteen years
and that at no time was he insane.
Both sides then rested and arguments
were begun. Ten attorneys will speak.
Bioters Dispersed by Farmers.
Vienna, March 22. Bread riots have
occurred in a town in Orcheo. The
peasants finally set fire to the burgo
master's house and would have burned
the family alive but for the interposition
of an armed body of farmers, who dis
persed the rioters and rescued the in
mates from the burning building.
Prince and Kaiser Better,
Berlin, March 22.-Reports from
Friedrichsruhe are that Prince Bis
marck's condition is much improved. It is
semi-officially stated that the emperor's
ear malady is much relieved and that
his physicians have decided that no
operation will be necessary. " '
Wreck and Fire.
Wheeling, W. Va March 22. A
freight train on the Monongahela road
ran into a passenger car near Fair
mount, killing W. S. Strothers, one of
the passengers. The car took fire and
Strothers was burned to death. Four
others were seriously burned.
Trying to Save Shnlts.
Grand Island, Neb., March 22. The
attorneys for the defense in the Cuyler
Shultz case will file an order for a new
trial. Should the motion be overruled
tbe case will in all probability be taken
to the supreme court. Shultz remains
careless of his fate.
Life Sentenee Prisoner Pardoned.
Des Moines, la., March 22. J. S.
Little, sentenced to the penitentiary for
life in 1875 for the murder of William
Tait, has been pardoned by Governor
Boise in accordance with the recommen
dation of the General Assembly.
Death of Iowa's Oldest Veteran.
Dcblmjcb, ., March 82. Colonel
John R. West.the oldest veteran in Iowa
of the late war, was found dead in bed.
He was lieutenant colonel of the famous
Gray Beard regiment and was 83 years
Took the Oath of Office.
Cincinnati, March 22. Hon. H. W.
Taft, late solicitor general of the United
States, was sworn into office as circuit
judge of the United States for the Fifth
MITCHELL AND CORBETT.
The English Pugilist Drunk and Abnslrs
A Bare Cp the Bowery.
New York, March 23. A sensational
scene occurred in the lobby of Miner's
Bowery theatre last evening. Mitchell
and Slavin, who had reached the city
went to the theatre. They were armed
for a row. On the entrance of Corbett,
Mitchell rushed up to the American ap
plying the vilest epithets and causing
Corbett to fiually say, "Go away, I don't
want a row with a drunken man."
Mitchell returned hearty curses and
squared off. Corbett tried to go away,
but Mitchell followed him up and ac
cused him of taking away iiia match
with Sullivan and other engagements. A
big crowd gathered about and great
excitement prevailed. Finally Corbett
lost his temper and said to his manager:
"I can't stand this any longer," at the
same time starting for the cursing Eng
lishman. He made one powerful swing
at Mitchell, which fell short. The shouts
of the crowd and Corbett's anger seemed
to sober the Englishman. He made up
his mind that it was about time to
get away. He dashed out of the theatre
and ran up the Bowery. Corbett ran
after him for a short distance, but re
turned to the theatre, where he put the
crowd in a good humor by using Sulli
van's remark: 'Tin not in it in a sprint
with the Englishman."
The Straugler Beats tbe Corn Unman.
Chicago, March 2. Evan Lewis
won three out of five bouts at Batter
D, defeating John King the champion
FATAL TO SIX.
Awful Besult of a Boiler Explosion la St.
Louis Five Persons Perish la
St. Louis, March 22. Four men were
killed, two fatally and three slightly in
jured by the explosion of a boiler at the
Laclede Fire Brick works, Cheltenham.
The killed are Joseph Beckley, brick
layer's apprentice; John Dubuchy, ma
chinist; Reynold Deideke, pan feeder;
Larry Hussy, moulder. Frank Setter,
fireman and Morgan Inman, .laborer
were fatally, and John Cellert, engineer
and James Summerfield, laborer,
The explosion occurred in the main
room of the works. The two boilers were
located at the south side of the building
and covered by a shed. But one of the
boilers exploded. Seven men were at
work on the roof of the shed repairing
the whistle at the time. The boiler di
vided in half and one half was carried
over tie main building and landed on
the rortd on the opposite side of the
street. The other half of the boiler was
carried ten or twelve feet. Frank Set
gerr the fireman,, was. blown - into a
creek thirty feet distant, from which be
was fished out a few moments later; he
was badly burned and scalded, but vet
alive. The four men who were killed
were all terribly mangled. Seiger was
taken to the city hospital, and the other
injured were also brought to St. Louis.
The noise of the explosion attracted
the people for miles and so many gath
ered at the works that the police had
difficulty to keep the crowds back, and
the works had to be shut down for the
The shock was felt for blocks away,
while the report could be heard for
miles. For a minute or two after the
accident a mass of escaping steam, smoke
and dust covering obscured everything
from view. When it cleared away it
was seen what awful ruin the explosion
had wrought. The workmen in the
building rushed over to the spot vhere
tbe boiler had stood as soon as they re
covered from their fright, which for a
few minutes completely unnerved them.
As soon as the officers of the company
learned of it they despatched two am
bulances and physicians to the scene to
do what they could toward relieving tho
Bufferings of the injured.
Five Persons Cremated.
Minneapous, March 22. A special
from St. Peter, Minn., gives the details
of a horrible cremation. The dwelling
of John Lahey, six miles south of
Springfield, caught fire about 8 o'clock
and Lahey and . four sons and one
daughter perished in the flames. The
only one of the family to escape was a
14-year-old son, who pulled his father
from the building, but too late to save
his life. The five children were stop
ping upstairs when the fire broke out.
Hemmed in by the fire they were unable
to escape. The floor broke with their
weight, throwing them all into the cel
lar, where they were roasted alive in an
improvised oven. Mrs. Lahey had left
home the night before to attend a sick
friend, or she too, would have probably
been a victim. Mr. Lahey was about
A3 years of age and the children range
from to 22. The cause of the fire is
Easton, Miss., March 23. Trichina
in badly cooked sausage was the cause
of Mrs. B. T. Tate's death, and eight
members of her family, including three
grandchildren, are in a precarious con
dition. The hog from which the sausage
had been made was raised on the planta
tion and was killed a few days previous
to the tragedy.
Morrison Succeeds Cooley.
Washington. March 33. At a meet
ing of the full board of the interstate
commerce commission held at its office
in Washington, Saturday, March 19,
.1892, Hon. William R. Morrison was
elected chairman, to fill the vacancy
caused by Judge Cooley's resignation.
Fatal to the Fireman.
FiNDLAY, O., March 22. A passenger
train was wrecked near West Park, re
sulting in the fatal injury ofFheman
Alex. Shannon and the demolishing of
an engine, baggage car and smoker. No
passengers were injured. An obstruc
tion on the track caused the accident.
Three tramps called at the farm house
of D. E. Starr, near Sutton, and after
some parleying succeeded in getting per
mission to stay all night. Before leaving
in the morning they appropriated some
underwear belonging to the family, to
which Mr. Starr objected. The tramps
then drew their revolvers upon him and
demanded his money. To avoid the shots
he dodged behind a door. The tramps
thought he was after his gun and fled.
They were captured at Carlyle. All were
heavily armed, were youug and appeared
to be of tbe dime novel kind and new in
Discussed by the Cabinet, bat Noth
ing Definite teamed of Its Content.
MAY RENEW HOSTILITIES.
Quay Betnrnt from Florida Improved
la Health and Is Likely te Eater
the ArenaThinks Simpson will '
Washington, March 22. Lord Salis
bury's reply to Acting Secretary of State
Wharton's note of March 8, was before
the cabinet and was the sole subject of
discussion from 11:80 until 1 o'clock,
when an adjournment was had. Of
course, it is impossible to say what di
rection " the discussion took,
but it is known that the treas
ury department has delayed
ordorstothe revenue cutters, pending
negotiations. The visit of Sir George
Baden Powell to the president this morn
ing has given rise to a good deal of con
jecture. It is reported that Sir George
bore a communication to President Har
rison from the Canadian premier. In
some quarters it ia believed Salisbury
has made a counter proposition to the
effect that the United States shall
guarantee to pay damages to Canadian
sealers in case tne decision of the arbi
trators is against tbe United States.
This proposition has been once before re
jected by President Harrison.
Divert aad Harbors Bill.
Washington, M oh 22. The house
committee on rivers and harbors com
pleted consideration of the regular rivers
and harbors appropriation bilL It ap
propriates 130,700,000, which is about
200,000 less than the amount carried by
the bill reported by the committee in the
The greatest feature of the bill is the
extent to which the committee enlarges
the policy adopted by the last congress
of placing some of the important pro
jects under contract system, by meant
of which work can be undertaken with
the amount appropriated for the
year covered by the bill and con
tracts entered into for the comple
tion of the work and of its continuance
without serious interruption, as has
sometimes happened when the continu
ance of the work was entirely depend
ent upon the river and harbor appropria
tions Dy each congress before the work
could again be pushed ahead. This year
the committee authorizes additional con
tracts to be entered into aggregating
fS2,l!l,708, distributed as follows:
Charleston, 8. C $3,178,000; Savannah,
Ga., $8.iU7,000; Mobile, Ala., $1,448,800;
Hudson river, $3,447,008; Columbia
river, Oregon, $1,700,000; tbe great
lakes, $8,840,1100; Point Judith, ft. L,
$1,171,000; Beaver Dam, Ohio, $650,000;
the Mississippi river, $10,000,000.
' Quay May Banew Hostilities,
Washington, March 23. Senator
Quay returned from Florida somewhat
improved in health, but still by no
means well. He has been unable to
throw off a cold he contracted early this
winter. His lungs have always been
weak, and as several of his ancestors
died of consumption, every cold he con
tracts oppresses him. A hacking cough
still hangs on and he is obliged to be
careful. The belief here is that Quay
will renew hostilities against the admin
istration. While he was away the presi
dent made two appointments in Penn
sylvania contrary to the senator's known
wishes. Neither has been confirmed,
but both, it is understood, have been
held up at Quay's request.
Washington, March 22. After the
senate had taken from the calendar and
passed a number of publio building bills
a bill to refund to settlers in the vicinity
of a forfeited railroad grant the extra
price of $1.25 an acre they paid for their
lands in the expectation that a railroad
would be built, was discussed. The roll
was called on the passage of the bill
and resulted: Yeas, 20; nays, 21. No
quorum. Messrs. Chandler, Hawley and
Higgins voted with the Democrats in
Pending final action upon the bill
the senate, at 6:50, went into execntivo
session and immediately adjourned.
Silver Debate in the House.
Washington, March 23. The house
was crowded both on the floor and in
galleries, this being the date set for the
beginning of debate on the Bland silver
bill. After some preliminaries being ar
ranged as to the division of time and the
length of sessions, Mr. Bland opened the
debate in favor of his bill.
Thinks Simpson Will be Beaten.
Washington, March 22. Kansas Re
publicans have received information
from the Seventh district that, Colonel
Hallowell having withdrawn, the nomi
nation will be given to Chester L Long.
Mr. Long is a young lawyer of fine abil
ity, and lives at Medicine Lodge, tho
home of Congressman Jerry Simpson.
Mr. Simpson will be a candidate again,
and will be beaten, so the Kansas Re
Washington, March 23. Charles H.
AWrich of Illinois to be solicitor gen
general. Postmasters Kansas: F. W.
Edmunds, Kinsley; Laura Goodfellow,
Fort Leavenworth. Nebraska: Mary
F. Ballantine, Syracuse. South Dakota:
Joseph Hare, Hill City. Texas: G. H.
Chipman, Childress; R. L. Livingstone,
Qatet at the Navy Department.
Washington, March 23. It is said at
the navy department that no orders have
been issued looking to the dispatch of a
fleet to the Bering sea, but it is known
that a number of vessels are being fitted
out on the Pacific coast for use in case
of an emergency.
The Standard OH Company.
New York, March 22. A certificate
was filed in the Hudson county clerk's
office in Jersey City changing the title
of the "Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey" to "The Standard Oil Compa
ny." It is understood that this is a
technical change, made in consequence
of the recent judicial decisions In Ohio.
AGAINST THE HARROW TRUST.
An Oatslde Corporation Will Eater
te Test It Validity.
Acblrn, N. Y., March 22. An offloar
of D. M. Osborne & Co., tht well known
manufacturers of harvesting machinery.
said, in speaking of the suits lately
Drought against certain or tneir agents
by the National Harrow company, that
the suits were brought by the harrow
trust to intimidate the agents
of the Osborne company and pre
vent tuem rrom selling their nar
rows to the fanners. He ssid ir switn.
has been brought against the Osborne)
company directly and that none waa an
ticipated. He also said that the Osborne)
company proposed to test in court we)
validity of the organization known as
the National Harrow company. It waa
his opinion that recent legislation and
decisions of the courts condemned the
legality of associations like the harrow
trust, which were formed to control
prices and limit production, and that for
that reason the trust would have no
standing in court.
Madison, Wis., March 23. The
supreme court of this state hat declared
the apportionment bill passed by the last
legislature unconstitutional and void. 1
The decision of the court it quite loaf
and technical, but is based mainly on
the fact that the apportionment bill vio
lates the provision of the conttitatioB
which establishes a uniform unit of pop
ulation (16,868) for each assembly d
trict and ia therefore void.
PROHIBITION 8TANDS. "t
Oatch High Lleense BUI Defeated Is th
Iowa House. ";'-'.
Des Moines, la., March 92. Tha
house defeated the Gatch bill, 53 to 46,
WARNINGS TO MANKIND.
Lieutenant Totten Makes Some Beasswh
able Discoveries The Mew Star la
-. the Bast.
Boston, March 23. At- the It-do
Hall meeting, Lieutenant C. A. L. Tot
ten professor of military science at Yala
University, delivered a strange lecture
under the title of "The New Star in the
East." The professor said he wished to
speak of the teachings of prophecy,
which coincided with astronomical
signs in showing that the present epoch
formed a portentous crisis in the history
of the world, and that everything point
ed to the second advent of the Messiah
at no distant date.
By a careful calculation from tha
phrophecies the beginning of the year
5651 could be identified at the beginning;
of the year of grace which was to coma
before the days of judgement With the
commencement - of the year 5S69 the
aeven years of judgement would begin.
In consequence of tha differences of
the calendars, bated oa the differences
between solar and lunar time, it was not
possible for any one to fix the exact
time when one year would and and an
other would begin. The time, however,
would be somewhere between the 20th
and 29th of this month.
The second advent of the Savior,
therefore, might be expected at any
The crisis was not marked alone by
the prophetic writings, but the move
ments of the heavenly bodies had sim
ilar indications. By tbe discoveries of
Kepler and other astronomers it has been
shown that a short time prior to the
birth of Christ there had been a conjunc
tion of the planets Jupiter and Saturn,
and that event probably attracted the
attention of the wise men, to that when
the new star appeared they were ready
to follow it and seek for the Messiah
who was to come upon the earth.
The conjuncture of Jupiter and Sat
urn was not so remarkable a phenome
non as the conjunction of Jupiter and
Venus that occurred last month. The
conjunction of Jupiter and Venus waa
not the "new star'' that he had come to
speak about, but it was the immediate
precursor of the expected appearance.
Ollek Says Cleveland Is a Candidate.
Atchison, Kan., March 23 Ex-Governor
George W. Glick said at a meet
ing of the Atchison county Democratic
central committee that while Grover
Cleveland -was not scheming nor wire
pulling to secure the presidential nomi
nation, yet he was still in the race. Hs
also said he knew whereof he spoke. It
is understood that Glick is in corres
pondence with the ex-president. Glick
la a warm supporter of Cleveland and be
lieves he will be nominated without op
position. Irregularities Charged.
Chamberlain, S. D., March 23. In
dian Inspector Chesney is at Cross Creek
agency, where he has been for ten days
investigating charges of fraud and ir
regularity on the part of the In
dian agent's son, who is issue '
clerk. The charges are of such a
character that if substantiated will re
sult in the dismissal of all implicated.
Inspector Chessney is the gentleman
who unearthed the alleged irregularities
at Cheyenne agency some months ago.
Chicago Grain and FroTislsn.
CbicAoo, March 8.
WHEAT May, 3c! July, 84c.
CORN -May, iisHa3(c; July, 38,.
PORK May, S10.12U; July. I10.32J.
LAKD May, ttl.-W: July, S6.35.
BIBS-My, S5.6U; July. ti.7jj.
Chicago Live Stock.
TJhion Stock Yabdb, i
Chicago, March 22. (
CATTLE Estimated ' receipts. 8,000 head.
Natives. 3.nW5.10; cows and bulls, t?&3.0;
Tezans, S1.4U&7&; westerns, f2.33.7S. Mar
HOOS-Eestimated receipts, 14.009 head.
Light, H40&4.80: mixed and medium, H5U2a
4.W; heavy, ti.55a.WJ, Market strong.
SHEEP-Weeterns. t4.3S.JS; natives, KM
Kansas City Lire Stock.
Kansas City, March 2X.
CATTLE Receipts, 2.8W head: shipments.
1.SUU. Steers were du 1 aad stesdy to 10c lower,
selling at S2 9034 20, cows, (3.45: stackers aad
feeders, quiet and steady at S2.40Q3.4o.
HOGS-Receipts, 2.3UU head; shipments, 3.100.
All grades, fl.5UQ4.S0; balk. f4.3w4.H. The
market was fairly active and steady.
Oasaha Live Steek.
Union Stock Yards.
Omaha, March a f
CATTLR-Estimated receipts, 1.700 bcad.
1.S09 to 1.M0 lbs., f 1134 "; LIU) to l.lOBIba,
f3.xaO4.00: 9U0 to 1.1UU lbs., fs.00d3.7a; choice
cows, f2.aoaa.2t; common cows, fl.aQ2.tt;
good native feeders, ft.?S3.30; common feed
srs, ILUOtaj.? Market actire and strong.
HOG 3-Estimated receipts. S.3U0 head. Light.
K45O4S0: mixed. f4.4M4.; heavy. f4.A
4.45. Market 6c to lilc higher.
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