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jfwtwrr sssWa"-? ll "" J W ....... t J AND NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. vol. in. LINCQLN, NEB., THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1892. NO. 49. Of The People's Party met in Omaha May 11, and 12. Arrangement . Completed for the 4th of July Convention. . A Grand Rally. Speeches Made by Donnelly, Davis and Others. Prospects of Success in Many States. The national committee of the peo ple's party met at the Millard Hotel May 11th and 12th. Chairman Tau beneck, Secretary Schilling. Ignatius Donnelly, J. H Davis of Texas, and Washburne of Massachusetts were present. A large number of prominent Nebraska independents were present to pay their respects to these distin guished gentlemen and to lend any as sistance that might be needed in com pleting arrangements. Th-t arrangements for the national convention were mapped out, many points being carefully discussed. The results of the deliberations are tabulat ed and published in the Omaha dailies as follows: PROGRAM OF TUE CONVENTION. Owing to the desire to make nomina tions on July 4th, all delegates will meet for temporary organization at the Coliseum building, Omaha, Neb., oh July 2, 1892, at 10 o'clock a. m. The various state delegations are re quested to meet at 9 a. m. of the same day to elect one member each of the following committees: First Credentials. Second Rules and order of business. Third Permanent organization. Fourth Resolutions. Also to elect three members of the national committee from each state and territory. The following order of exercises has been arranged: 1. Call to order by Chairman H. E. Taubeneck of the national committee. 2. Prayer. 3. Address of welcome by Mayor George P. Bemis of Omaha. 4. Response by United States Senator J. H. Kyle. 5. Call of states and territories for the announcement of committee on credentials. 6. Short addresses by L. L. Polk, T. V. Powderly, J. B. Weaver, Ignatius Donn-Jly, Jerry Simpson, Ben lerrill, and others, interspersed with music and singing. After the report of the committee on credentials the roll of states will be called for the announcement of mem bers ol the committee on rules and or der of business, on perma nent organiza tion and resolutions. SPECIAL INFORMATION. Rates of fare for the round trip have been arranged with all railroads in the United States, good going after June 29, and good to return from Omaha up to July 15th. Hotel rates not to exceed the regular rates have been guaranteed, and good entertainment ccan be obtained for from $1 to $5 a day, as parties may desire. Those desiring to secure rooms in advance should address the secretary of the committee on hotels, Mr. R. F. Hodgin, Board of Trade building, Omaha, Neb., stating how much they are willing to pay. The reception committees will be known by a red badge and will be pres ent on the arrival of all trains on and after July 1. The members of this com mittee will be people's party men and delegates may safely intrust themselves to their care. A bureau of information will be estab lished at each depot where delegates will be supplied with any information they may desire. The chairman of the national com mittee for each state should secure head quarters at as early a date as possible, notify his delegation, and report the location by letter to H. E. Taubeneck, Millard Hotel, Omaha, Neb., so that announcement can be made. Mr. Taubeneck will be in Omaha two weeks before the contention. All old soldiers, north and south, are requested to meet at the convention hall on Saturday. July 2, at 8 o'clock p. m. The national committee of three from each state will meet at its headquarters Bee building, on Friday July 1, at 8 o'clock p. m. Tickets of admission to the hall will be issued by the national executive com mittee to chairmen of state delegations only. Headquarters of the national executive committee will be at the Millard hotel. Nebraska headquarters will be at the hotel Delone. The District of Columbia and the various territories will be entitled to eight delegates each. A grand ratification meeting will be held on the evening of July 4, in the convention building A band will be in attendance at the opening of the convention, and alter that people's party glee clubs will furnish music. Mas Meyer will provide pianos and organs for the stage. The national central committee will have headquarters in the Bee building. The railroads will be requested to pass all first class uniformed bands to this citv on the Fourth. Cards bearing the names of the states will be placed ia the hall to designato the various delegations. The committee of Omaha citizens who have the arrangements in charge met with the national committee and assisted in completing the arrange ments. A bond of $25,000 was made out and signed by Paal Vandervoort, Gen. Van Wyck and others to insure the carrying out of the provisions on the part of the people of Omaha. Seats will be reserved for the 1776 delegates first. Then of the other 5,000 seats the Omaha people will have 1,500 at their dispossal, and the remainder will be under control of the national tonmittee. Speaking of the reunion of the "blue and the gray," Mr. Davis said that the blue and the gray were going to have a reunion during the convention, and men from all over the south were com ing just to attend it if they had to sell a mole to get here. Mr. Vandervoort stated that the union soldiers in the people's party in this state would attend to that matter, and Mr. Davis could tell all the old greycoats in the south that ample arrangements would be made to take care of them and a hall furnished for the blue and the gray to howl together. WHAT THEV SAT. A representative of the Alliance- Independent was in attendance and in conversation with the members of the committee gleaned many interesting facts. Secretary Schilling says that the movement is spreading like wildfire in many parts of Wisconsin. He thinks the new party will elect three congress men in that state. He also spoke of Kentucky which he thinks there is a chance to carry. Mr. Davis said that the way the peo ple were organizing in Texas is wonder ful. There are now not less than 93,000 voters organized into people's party clubs. There have been two reform elements in that state woi king for the same principles but on different plans. The first element was organized into Jefferson clubs to capture the primaries in the democratic party last year. But after the St. Louis conference the representatives of these clubs conferred with the representatives of the people's party and now they are all in line for the new party. He feels quite sure the new party will elect five out of thirteen congressmen, and thinks iu certain con tingencies it will carry the state. He says the negroes in the rural districts are organized and will stand true to the movement. The coming election in Oregon was the subject of much discussion. The election in that state comes off Juue 16. If the people's party can score a victory it may start a grand tidal wave that may end in the election of a people's president. Reports from Oregon are of the most inspiring character. Gen. Weaver is there making speeches and thinks the state can be won. J. W. Edgerton will leave at once to work till after the election. Paul Vandervoort and Mr. Davis of Texas expect to go soon. Governor Fennoyer of that state has come out for the new party and there is a I egular stampede of '-democrats and republicans to the indepen dent ranks. Mr. H. Vincent of tho Son-Conformist was present and in reply to a question about Gresham said that there was no doubt about lj is adherence to our prin ciples. He mentioned a number of old greenbackers who are intimately ac quainted with Judge Gresham and who say that he has for years been far in ad vance of the people on the question of finance reform, while his record on the railroad question is well known. Mr. Vincent could not sty as to the proba bility of Mr. Gresham's becoming a can didate. Mr. Davis said he had promised to speak at the Beatrice Chautauqua July 6th. THE RALLY. The World-Herald, of April 13th says: Several hundred people met at Wash ington hall last night to hear the gospel according to the apostles of the peo ple's party movement. On the platform were seated Ignatius Donnelly, H. E. Taubeneck. J. V. Wolfe, J. H. Davis of Texas, Mr. Washburne of Massachusetts Mr. Schilling of Wisconsin, W.ri. Dech, Allen Root, J. W. Edgerton, John Jeff coat, Paul Vandervoort, T. C. Kelsey, C. ii. Pirtle and others. J. V. Wolfe presided Chairman Taubenect's remaris: "The great problem that confronts the Amer ican people to-day is how can we and shall we prevent the rapid centralization of wealth in the hands of a small per centage of the population? There is no trouble about the creation of wealth. A laborer to-day can in three hours, perform as much work as a laborer could ia thirteen hours 50 years ago. A farmer today can accomplish as much in five hours as he could in eleven hours thirty years ago. Every month there is produced $150,000,000 more wealth than is consumed. The difficulty is the dis tribution of wealth. The two great fac tors in this distributon are money and transportation, and these factors are in the hands of a very few corporations and individuals who use them only for their own aggrandizement. Therefore, the only remedy is to take these factors out of the hands of the corporations and individuals." Ignatius Donnelly 't address: An every day charge against the speakers of the people's party, is that they are calamity howlers. While many are inclined to regard this as an insult I for one am dis posed to accept it. The fact is that the two old parties are manufacturing the calamity and we are protesting against it. There can be no reproach in pro testing against wrong. "Every great reform began with a few men. Ourreligion, you know, began with twelve men and their chief went further than we do. He actually drove the money changers out of the temple, while we have only gone so far as to "say they ought to be kicked out. The great est calamity howler this country has ever seen was Patrick Henry. , George Washington was a calamity howler, and the political hacks of the old parties are the legitimate descendants of the old tories who said that whatever is is right. But is everything going right? I see in the statistics of your own state that the farmiug lands of Nebraska are mort gaged to the extent of $131,000,000. The fact is that in the last forty or fifty years the world has been graviting down hill and at a rapid rate. Take the farm ing clasj. Here are the figures: In 180 the farmers own five eigths of the wealtb of the country; In 1860 less than one half; in 1870 a lit'.le over one-third; in 1880 a little over one-fourth; in 1890 less (Continued tu 5th page.) The Methodist General Conference Decides to" Make So Additions. A PLEA FOR THE WOMEN. A Resolution Introduced Looking to Her AdmlMlon a a Lay Delegate Com pletion of Memorial Services. Chaplain for the Army. Omaha, May 18. Bishop Hurst pre: sided and Dr. Bills of Genesee confer ence led the devotional exercises in the Methodist conference yesterday. A resolution was introduced by the North German conferance calling for a more satisfactory juvenile Sunday school paper than those now published by the church. Dr. Hargis offered a resolution to make those paragraphs in the discipline, viz: 55 to 65 inclusive, referring to the plan of lay delegation and representation the statutory basis of lay.reoresentation. Tabled. Looking After the Army and Nary. Dr. Swindells offered a resolution de claring that the army and navy of the United SUttes should be instructed in religion and good morals, and asking congress to provide a competent and sufficient number of chaplains for this purpose. ;The secretary of war was especially requested to consider the subject. The resolution also recom mended that a board of three Bishops be appointed, by the conference to pass upon the qualifications of all Methodist preachers applying for a position as cbaplainsbip in the army or navy; also that the president of the United States and the secretary of war be requested to refuse all applications from Methodists who could not furnish the recommendation of this board of bishops for the position chap lain. Another clanse was introduced protesting against the proposed change in the army rules bv which the chaplain wonld be employed the same as team sters, cooks, eta. Another clause pro vides for the appointment of a commit tee of twenty-five from the Methodist church to consider the steps most expe dient to secure a more efficient chap laincy in the army and navy. Dr. Carman of Canada, the fraternal delegate from the Canadian Methodist church, being obliged to leave for home gave the conference a parting word. Bishop Hnrst responded. A resolution was adopted by which no resolutions or memorials will be re ceived from committees after May Vi. Another resolution intending to shut off all reports after May S was offered, but laid on -the table. Another resolution to adjourn the conference sine die on May ae was defeated by a vote of 2J1 to lyn. Plea for the Women. Dr. Ridgeway, for the Woman's Na tional council, presented a ringing reso lution asking the general conference to come out squarely in favor of the ad mission of women into the legislative councils of the church and to declare that there was no such thing as sex in the church of the livmg God. Referred to the committee on lay delegation. A resolution came in stating that the names of two women bad been reported as reserve delegates from one of the an nual caiiferencee, and calling on the con ference to refer the matter to the judici ary committee that the law of the church upon the eligibility of women as lay delegates might be freely and plainly expounded. The resolution was refered to the judiciary committee. This was heartily applauded as the first indication of a victory for the women. The completion of the memorial ser vices begun on Friday, was then taken up. Bishop Bowman presided. Bishop Foss offered prayer. The4 first memoir read was that of Rev. Christian Bl.ynn by Rev. George Abele. The memoir of Rev. George Hare, D. D., was read by Dr. James M. King of New York. The memoir of Rev. M. M. Bovard, D. D., was presented by Rev. W. S. Mathews. D. D. of California. The memoirs of Rev. Jamee S. Smart, D. D., was read by Rev. L. R. Fisk, D. D.. of Albion college. Dr. Rankin from California read the memoir of Cancellor Hartson. The memoirs were all adopted as read. No More Bishops. The fight over the episcopacy began by a contest between , Dr. Buckley and Dr. Neely as to which should get the floor. Dr. Buckley wanted to present the report of the committee on epis copacy, while Dr. Neely wanted the re-ort held off until Tuesday. Dr. Buckley won his point and was "greeted by applause. The first part of the report recom mended that Bishops Taylor and Tho burn be retained as missionary bishops in Africa and India. That part of the report was adopted without discussion. The committee further reported that none of the present bishops should be de clared to be ineffective for work, al though it was probable that their ad vancing years would prevent their giv ing the active service during the next quadrennimn that they had in the past. The clause was adopted. Regarding the inater of increasing the number of bishops the committee rejK)Eed adversely, and no sooner had the report been submitted than Dr. Wil son of Oregon moved that the matter be made a special order. The previous question was ordered and Dr. Wilson's motion was snowed un der. The report of the committee recom mending that no more bishops beelected was adopted, the opposition refraining from voting. The fourth part of the report recom mended that there be no colored bishops elected for the reason that no more bishops were needed at present and when the time should arrive to increase the number the question of color should not be considered in the election of bishwps. The fitness and qualifications of the men and the necessity of having more bishops elected were the only questions that should enter into the problem of episcopal election. Adopted. The report touching the election of a colored bishop was adopted. Then the last part of the report came in recommending that all the present episcopal residences be retained and episcopal residences be located at De troit, Mich., in the state of Washington and in Japan and Europe. A long wrangle ansued over an effort to divide the question. The report was so amended as to pro vide, for an episcopal residence at De troit and one in the state of Washington and adopted. DEPOSITORS IN RARE LUCK. The People's Savings Dank of AtchUoo Will Pay Out In FnlL Atchison, Kan., May 17. Judge Eaton, of the district court,' ordered John C. Tomlinson, receiver of the Peo ple's Savings bank, to accept the propo- ( eition of the directors of the United States National bank to purchase the re maining assets of the' former institution for a sum sufficient to pay the' $7,000 expedites of the receiver and' the balance due depositors, amounting to c'7,00t). The assets aggregate $it,0tHh Payment of depositors in full will be commenced May 20. The liabilities of the People's Savings bank at the time.of the failure, less than two " years ago, aggregated 1140.000. Enough has already been re alized from the asset to pay eight 10 per cent, dividends to depositors. j DROPPED OUT OF SIGHT. Captain P. W. Egan of the Vessel Owners Association Mysteriously Disappears From View In Chicago. ' Chicaoo, May 17. There has been much suppressed excitement and anx iety among members of the new Vessel Owners' association in Chicaeo and Cleveland for several days past over the mysterious disappearance of Captain P. W. Egan. Captain Egan and Captain Biemel came to Chicago, having been especially selected to manage the Vessel Owners' shipnjng office here in opposi tion to the seamen's nnion. Two or three days after their arrival, just when arrangements had been completed fof opening the effice, Captain Egan turned np missing and has net been heard from for six days and six nights. His clothes and effects are in the room just as he left them on the morning he was last seen. He is known to have had $600 on his person and foul play is feared. En emies of the Seamen's nnion intimated that the committees of that organiza tion had induced Egan to desert his col ors or had scared him into fleeing from the field, but these intimations are scouted. Against "Cryptogram" Donnelly. Chicago, May 17. Ignatius Donnelly, Alliance candidate for president, and anthor of "The Great Cryptogram," was defeated in Judge Blodgett's court u a bont with his publishers. The firm is R. S. Peale & Co., of this city who ihad the contract for printing and cir culating Mr. Donnelly's book. Mr. Donnelly secured a loan from Peale & Co., of $4,000 five years ago. The book was not the success that (was expected and the result was that Peale & Co., were $4,000 out. They began suit for the amount and interest and Judge Blodgett entered judgment against Donnelly . for $5,S73.bO The judg ment was "entered on- Donnelly's failure to file affidavits ' of merits. Mr. Donnelly's claim was that Peale & Co., conld not recover, as they bad already realized'the amount on sales of the book, or if they had nqt, it was because they had failed to push the sale of the publication. Threee Men Drowned at Crete. Crete, Neb, May 17. William Bien. hoff, Nelson Packard and Joseph Wpod ard, all men of families, were drowned in the Blue river at the City roller mills, Bienhoff was a professional fisherman of this city. He attempted to cross the river in his boat and was carried over the dam. Packard and Woodard j umped into the boat to assist the drown ing wan. When they reached the mid dle of the stream, below the dam, the suction upset the boat and both disap peared in the flood. The body of Bien hoff has been recovered. Against Fourth Class Postmasters. Washington, May ) 7. The court of claims decided adversely to a large class of fourth class postiuasters, who had sued the government for increased salary based upon an act of congress which authorized the postmaster gen eral to readjust the salaries of fourth class postmasters, but which adjustment had never taken place. They tendered their accounts on the basis of the read justment and when the government re fused to pay .the increased salary suit was instituted. , An Engine Explodes. Hot Springs, S. D., May 17. As train 45 oh the Burlington road was running between Edgemont and New castle the boiler exploded without warn ing. Fireman Rhinehartwas instantly killed and Engineer Wilson was so badly injured that he will die. Brake man Woodberry, who was on the en gine, was also severely injured. The cause of the explosion is not yet known. Plantation Territory Covered. Vicksbcbo, Miss., May 17. The Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific rail way is threatened near Delphi, La., by a flood from the big breaks at Panther Forest levee, which is coming down the Macon river, now ont of its banks. This river will flood another big planta tion territory in Arkansas and Louis iana. "Won the Brooklyn Handicap. New YoRK.May 1 7. Trainer Green B Morris, won tjie rich Brooklyn handi cap at the Gravesend track with his good horse Judge Morrow, who had be hind him when tle winning post was passed some of the best handicap horsee in the country. Richmond Terminal Reorganization. New York, May 17. After a session lasting three hours the Richmond Ter minal 'Reorganization company formally announced that the plan to reorganise the road proposed by them was a failure, and they declared it inoperative. Perished In an OH WorkfUro. Beklin, May 17. - The Hikes oil works have been destroyed by fire, in volving a loss of 2,O0O,OD0 marks. Two men are missing are supposed to have perished in the flames. ) Crops In England. London, May 17. The Mark Lane Express says the crops in England are backward and it is doubtful whether there will be a full vield of any cereal. Much rain is wanted". A Colored Victor. Cokey Island, N. Y.. May 17. God frey defeated Launon in the fourth round. Important Investigation to Re Un dertaken by the Senate. WHY PRICES HAVE FALLEN All Questions Hearing on the Subject Will It Thoroughly Examined by the Committee Census Ilureau Inquiry. ' Testimony of J. A. Collins. Washington, May 17. The senate committee on agriculture is about to enter upon one of the most important and comprehensive investigations ever suggested in congress. It is nothing less than an inquiry into the causes of declining prices for certain agricultural products, the influence of crop reports in speculation and in genoral the con sideration of agriculture, and whether such conditions can be changed favor ably by legislative enactment. A reso lution to this effect passed the senate on April 10. The resolution authorizes Senator Paddock's committee to sit during the recess and sessions of the senate and to send for persons and pa pers. The southern senators who view with dismay the fall in the prices ef cotton, are particularly anxious to prove that the result is due to th6 decreased prices of silver1 1 A plan was formulated for the in vestigation, which will result in a most comprehensive inquiry, under Senator Paddock's supervision, through various subcommittees. It will include the in vestigation of the conditions of all sta ple crops present and prospective, soil and climate conditions, average yield per acre, facilities of transportation to primary markets, annual prod notion and consumption, present and prospect ive competition and methods of market ing. The question . whether fictitious dealing in staple products' tends to de press t prices will also be considered. Cost of lands,, machinery and plants, fees of Middlemen, quantities of pro ducts, prices, culttvatable areas, divers ification of farming industry, irrigation as a possible factor in increasing prices and all correlative subjects will be fully discussed. Western Pension. Washington, May 17. The following list of pensions was granted: Nebraska: Original V. Walter Owen, diaries Brink, Sylvester Harmon, J. F. Ankrum, Henry J. Sturgeon, Mxttas Daniels, Amos Harrison, William Lessig, Asa Lin coln, Samuel W. Jackson Frederick Sta pleton, William Jefferson, James" I'lialps, Edwin J. Gardiner, John Smith, Daniel Kleiusinith, Frederick W. Kreinherder, Lucius Augustus Mnnger, John W. Hawk. Additional George Pratt.Ches ter Banister. Increase Wilder E.Wells, Jasper N. Jones. Reissue George W. Linton. Original, widows, etc. Fan nie E. Graham. South Dakota: Original-Charles W. Truax, George B. Leighton, Andrew J. McConnyhy. Additional Timothy Cole, Fergust Anderson. Original, widows, etc. Charlotte Norton. Wyoming: Original George W. Pingree. Census Bureau Inquiry. Washington, May 17. J. A. Collins, an employe of the farms, loans and mortgage division of the census bureau, who had testified that political pressure had worked to the detriment of the bureau by causing inequalities in salar ies and dismissal of competent persons to make room for persons who had in fluence, resumed his testimony before the census office investigation committee and explained in some detail how it oc curred. He said that $1,000,000 had been appropriated for tho mortgage di vision, and a part of the money had been used in the work of goting statistics of population. It was common report that when persons wanted more pay they went to their congressmen instead of to the chief of the division in the office. Writing to Aot ss Arbitrators. Washington, May 17. Justice Har lan and Senator Morgan formally noti fied the president of their willingness to serve as arbitrators on behalf of the United States in the Bering sea matter. Sixth Clues Rates Not to Do Raised St. Louis, May 17. The St. Lonio East Bound Traffic association held a special meeting Monday to consider a proposition made by a committee of the Trunk Line and Central Traffic associa tions that sixth Clss rates, except on grain and grain products, be re stored to a basis of 25 oents Chicago to New York. It was decided to refuse to raise tho rates until a positive guarantee is inade to the trunk lines that the lake rate from Chicago shall ,be maintained on the ttasis of the established differen tial. Sugar to Be Transported Cheap. Kansas City, Mo., May 17. The River Transportation company has contracted to transport 1,000 barrels of sugar from New Orleans to this city at loss than the regular rate, but at how moch less is not known. This will doubtless re sult in a further reduction of the rate by the railroads. Beat Brodie's Record. Memphis, May 17. Tbomas A. Mad den of this city, made a pfcerxitneual dive of 149 feet from the great bridge into the Mississippi rivw, edipsiag Steve Brodie'e leap from Uiq Brooklyn bridge. Madden did not .drop as pro fessionals', but leaped feet down. Seckiug to IMssotve the I d)wm Wmi. Atchwok; May 17. The state beard of railroad commiseiotKwe - and the an terior wiiotesale grocers filed a uuMen in the district court to dissorve the tleni poray injunction in the Hymns case. Death of "Johnny Dobbe." New York, May 17. " Johnny" Dobbe, ' the noted bank burglar, com panion of "R"d" Leory.j George Wilkes and "Big Slim"' Thompson, died in Dellevue hospital. Indiana's Oorernor In Kansas. Lawrence, May 17. The animeAstate meeting of the Christian ohureh began liere. Governor Ira P. Chose of Indiana wiil address the convention Wednesday night. Clft JUS TRAIN WRECKED. Floods Vuilermine a Trestle and Two Are Killed. Atchison, Kan,, May 17. At 2:45 a. m. a Missouri Pacific train carrying Rinkliug Brothers' circus went through a trestle near Concordia. Two circus employes, names unknown, were in Itantfy killed, , together with several horses. No one else was injured. The accidentia attributed to floods under mining the trestle. One Wreck Follows Another. La whence, Kan., May 17. Near Fall Leaf a Rock Island freight train ran in to the rear of a Union Pacific froigat. In a few moments another freight ran into the rear of the Rock Island train. Several cars were wrecked. THE GREAT DELUGE. Eighteen Families Rescued from the Islands East St. Lonls Partially Inundated. St. Louis, May 17.- The Mississippi river is higher today than at any since since the great flood of lttf 8. At Alton the water is above all previous records since 1844. The railroad tracks in East St. Louis are from one to four feet under water. The situation in St. Charles county, twenty miles above here, has reached about the worst points. A relief steamer last night rescued twelve families from Stump slough and six families from Kitsoa island. These people wery on the roofs of their houses when the steamer arrived and would probably have perished in a few hours more. The cur rent is very swift and work of rescue is attended with great difficulty. The steamer Fawn became unmanageable near St. Charles and was stranded in a wheat field half a mile from the channel of the river. About noon a steamboat started for the island a short distunce below Alton, where there are said to be sixty persons in great danger. Granite Firms Close Their Works. Bostov, May 17. All of the granite firms have closed their works by a con certed prearrangment, mainly because the workmen would not consent to have all agreements between employe and employer dote each year from Jan, 1, instead of May 1, as has been the cus tom. A conservative estimate places the number of locked out quarrymen at lifO.OOO. They live" mainly in Boston, Qnincy, Monson, Rockport and Milford, Mass., Concord, N. H., Hallo well, Waterville, Clark's Mills and Portland, Me., Barre, Vt., and Westerly; R. I. The feeling among the granite cutters is that the present state of affairs will not last longer than the present week.. .-The men have been remarkably qniet and well behaved so far everywhere. Want to Blow Dp Teed's Heaven. Chicago, Ills., May .17. A bomb was found under the home of Dr. Teed, the pseudo-messiah on Washington Heights. After a chemical examination it was as serted that there was no doubt of its de structive character. The bomb was made of iron cylindrical in shape, eight inches long by four inches in diameter. , The bottom was plugged up with lead, while the top was covered ever with a red waxy substance. From the top two copper wires protruded and between the wires was a fulminating cap. It was discovered by a boy and an officer was called and removed it. It is said to be an evidence that the threats against Dr. Teed are not meant to be empty Blown I'p with Dynamite, Steel City, Neb., May 17. A dyna mite bomb was exploded under the resi dence of J. B. Johnson. The bnilding and contents were partially demolished. The enly ineinber of the family injured was a 10-year -old girl The bombexploded near tfer bed, and Bbe is now deaf. Until recently the house was occupied" by a notorious family, and it is believed that the person responsible for the explosion was unaware that the disreputable per sons bad moved out, and merely intended to frighten them into leaving. The Texas Kind or Duel. Fort Worth, Tex., May 17. H. C. Russell and W. H. Coffman, commer cial travelers, had a shooting scrape, in which tlte former was killed and the lat ter seriously wounded, During Coff man's absence on the road Russell an noyed the handsome Mrs. Coffman with his attentions. On the husbaad's re turn she told him. They went to Rus seH's boarding house and demanded an apology, which was refused, and tlw shooting commenced with the result stated. Mrs. Coffman claims to have fired the fatal shot. Young Bimark's Wedding. Vienna, May 17. Count Herbert Bis marck arrived here on his way to Fiume to,visit his fiancee, the Countess Hayes. The marriage will take jaace in this city on June 22. Tho imperial family and most of. the 'diplomatic corps will be present, and it is said that Emperor William has signified his intention to send a prince of Hohenzollern to rep resent him at tho wedding. Dealers In Oleomargarine Gnlhty. Pittsburg, May 17. In the criminal court nearly one hundred oleomargarine dealers plead gnilty of violating the laws. All but eighty have now been before the court and these are expected to plead guilty. If they do not District Attorney Burleigh says they will be put on'ibe list for speedy trial. Kept a Mob at Bay. Newark, O., May 17. David Holler, a wealthy farmer, shot his wife, inflict ing a serious wound. An attempt was made to capture him but he barricaded himself in the house and held thirty men at bay with a gun, a rifle, two re wjtoers and a razor. No one dared to go into the house. M Wwtxiri Woman's Mission Workers. Nevada, May 17. The woman's mimon of the Southwest conference met with about MX) delegates present from Jefferson City. Doooeville, Spring field, Lexington and other points of the state. Woolen Cloth Bonne Falls. Chioaoo, May 17. Denis Leahy & Co., wholesale dealers in woolen clothe, failed. The liabilities are estimated at W0, 900; assets nominally the same. NEBRASKA NOTES. Aurora has bu'. one saloon under tl,900 license. Stella has organized a Business Men' association. Alliance baa raised her saloon lioense from t3 to 6500. The Douglas county hospital was dam aged fJS.OOO by settling. Gage and Johnson counties are trying unite and build a normal school. Bishop Newman, of Omaha, will be on of the speakers at the Beatrice Chautau qua this year. ' There is a project on foot toward the construction of a eommodions opera ' house at Silver City. Mrs, George Agnew, of Pawnee City, was suddenly seized with convulsion and died in a few hours. A company of Sioux City capitalists ia contemplating the erection of a big dia tlllery near Oystal lake. , Grand Island Is making great prepara tlons to entertain the Nebraska Pharma ceutical association in June. Superior people hear of ' a rumor that the old Omaha, Superior and Kansas Cen tral scheme has been revived. A movement is on foot to organise a driving association. The plan is to build a driving park and race track. A number of families at Dewitt were poisoned by eating head cheese bought of a local butcher. All recovered. Madison county's fair will bi held Sep tember 20, 81, 2 and S3. Liberal trotting and running purses will be offered. The Northwestern Nebraska Press asso- : elation will hold a meeting at Norfolk, May 53, which members hope to make a " groat success. The stockholders of the Nemaha Valley district fair have decided to rebuld their ' buildings and to place 800 more shares of , stock on the market. Real estate and newspaper men of Hitchcock, Hayes, Chase and Dundy counties propose a meeting to form an im- - migration association. Articles of inooporatlon have been filed of a company for the erection of a brewery, and to transact the real estate business in South Sioux City. The capital stock ia U0O.O00. Boone county is having a county seat fight, and it appears to be between Al- bion, the present location, and Cedar Kapids, the latter offering 175,900 to the county fop the coveted prize. . Randolph's election on the proposition to bond the city in the sum of ft.OCO for artesian wells was a gratifying surprise to 1 many who had expected opposition, the . bonds carrying by a rote of 87 to 8. Rev. W. V. Chapin, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian churches at Ansley and Litchfield, has become innane and Is in an asylum at Winnebago. Wis. Brain fever, preceded by washing at his sister's bed- , side, is the cause. Omaha capitalists have closed a deal tor the herd of buffalo, owned by C.'J. Jones, of McCooi. The price paid fat $37,000. The herd consists of forty-two ' run blood Duttalo with calves ana six teen half bloods. A eornmeal mill will be built in Tal , mairn In the kinar fut.nra . It was decided by the leaders in this movement that $10,000 must be subscribed to insure tho establishment of the mill, and $8,000 has already been subscribed. Juniata is having a roaring time over her proposed saloon. Though a license board was elected, except one member, every effort to secure a license is promptly contested by the temperance people, and flaws are always found to sustain their nnnrpfittt -t A 7-year-old boy of P. C. Chrlstenson, near Curtis discovered a prairie fire ap proaching. There was no time to give tho alarm, and he took off first cap, then coat, vest and pants and fought the fire. Before help arrived the boy was badly burned, but ctill fighting. At Butte, Boyd county, George W. Wilkinson was acquitted for killing Cap fain Dodge at Dodge's Ferry. The jury ' was out forty-eight hours. The plea of elf-defense was advanced by Wilkinson. The quarrel which led to the shooting was over the title to a piece of land. The Burlington and Missouri has se cured sixteen acres of land two miles east of Sntton for the purpose of using the earth for ballast on the roadbed between Linooln and Hastings, The process of manufacture is roasting the earth with slack coal in kilns much like the bnmlng of lime. Three ovens will be in use at one time and the company will employ 100 men. G. G. Baily of Bloomington reports that ne nas lost a great numDer oi caitie tms . spring, am ong them four head of his Galloway cattle. A disease among cattle seems to be prevalent this spring in that locality. Some parties have lost as high as forty head. This disease is a new one and no remedy as yet has been discovered to prevent its spreading. Walter Hamilton was killed some fifteen miles south of Hyannis wi.ile digging for wolves. Hamilton had dug a trench ten feet underground in order te reach tho wolves when the earth caved in upon him, and when rescued life was extinct. Hamilton bad a widowed mother at Bart ley who did no', receive the intelligence of .her son's death until after bis burial. Ex-County Clerk Ma-n.ing had started to go into the den when the earth caved in. David Remaly, an old farmer living three miles east of Papillion, became violently insane and arming himself with a long carving knife and an iron rod attempted to kill his daughter and showed violence to all who approached. Ho la-uer started across the country. His neighbors intercepted him, when he made a vicious attack on Farmer Gallagher, slashing him ac-oss the head with tho knife. Gallager disarir.ed him and with the aid of others brought him to town. Lew SpeKs, the well known David City cattle man, left for Boston with .one of four trains ofcattle which were loaded respectively at David City, Staplehurst, Ulysses and South Omaha and which will be shipped from Boston for Liverpool. The shipment consists of 1,105 head of ex port cattle and will be accompanied by a force of forty-two men under the charge of John H Wallwork, one of the best known men at the South Omaha yards. The onttle will reach their destination about June 1. Some one had placed a dynamite car tridge on the doorstep of a house occu pied by J. B. Johnson and family ,at Steele Citry. The explosion wrecked one side of the house, destroying part of the furnitnre and demolshing tbe win dows Johnson had Just moved into the house that evening and he lost no time in moving out again. None os his family was seriously injured. A dis reputable outfit had been making the houss their headquarters, and tt is believed that the party firing the shot had not heard of the change.