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LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, JUNK 2. 1W)2.
The Hosts are Marshaling for the Great
Contest is all Farts of the
State Conventions in Illinois and Wis
consin The Campaign in Ore
gon Prog: ess of the
Movement in Other
ILLINOIS' STATE CONVENTION.
Delega.es from every district in the
great state of Illinois assembled in the
People's convention at Danville, May
A lull ticket was put in the field. The
following are the principal nominees:
Governor, N. F, Barnett, president
of the state F. M. B, A.
Lieutenant-governor, Ctarles G.
Dixon, of Chicago.
Secretary of State, F. G. Blood, of
State Treasurer, J. VV. McElroy, of
Attorney General, Jesse Cox, of
Auditor, S. C. Hill, of Clark coun
ty. Congressmen - at - Large, Lester C,
Hubbard and Uncle Jesse Harper.
Tha nomination for governor was
first tendered unanimously to that
dauntless leader, H. E. Taubeneck.
But he declined to assume any more
responsibilities in addition to those he
is already carrying; hence the nomina
tion went to Mr. Barnett. An electoral
ticket was also named and delegates
chosen to attend the Omaha conven
tion. The delegates were instructed to
present the name of S. F. Norton as
candidate for president. The following
resolution regarding the .nominations
to be mode at Oniana was adopted:
Resohed, That we instruct our dele
gates to the Omaha cqnvention to vote
for a man for candidate for president
who can make the largest break in the
republican ranks in the west and north
west, and for a man for vice-president
who can make the largest break in the
democratic ranks in the south.
A long list of ringing resolutions
were reported and adopted. The con
vention was grand, harmonious and
May 24th, at. Milwaukee, occurred
the People's state convention of Michi
gan. The name of the party was
changed from "Union Labor" to "Peo
ple's" party. It was by far the great
est reform convention in the history of
the state. A full state ticket was put
in the field, with Col. C. M. Butt at the
head for governor. Many of those who
attended the Oimha meeting of the na
tional alliance will remember Mr.
Butt. He has been president of the
Michigan state farmers' alliance. An
electoral ticket was named and a dele
gation to Omaha, headed by Robert
Mr. Alonzo Wardell of South Dakota
and Ben Terrell of Texas were unex
pectedly present and delivered able
The platform adopted re-affirmed the
St. Louis platform, and contained some
ringing resolutions on state issues.
IN THB OLD DOMINION.
The Alliance men of Virginia have
despaired of reform through the old
democratic party, and have called a
people's convention to meet in Rich
mond, the old confederate capital,
Thursday, June- 23. Nearly all the
leading Alliance men of the state are in
this move and if Grover Clevleand is
nominated at Chicago, the old Domin
ion will in all probability give her vote
for a people's president.
SITUATION IN COLORADO.
Mr. J. A. Wayland, editor of the
Colorado Workman, an Alliance paper
of Pueblo, Colorado, in a personal let
ter to Mr. Warren Foster, editor of the
Alliance Gazette, of Hutchinson, Kansas,
writes as follows:
"Colorado politics is demoralized. I
feel confident we can carry the state in
November, Tha number of people of
influence who are Hocking to us is
really beyond belief. We are piling
tne literature into them and wherever
it is read we hear from it. We certainly
have a chance of electing a president if
the south remains firm, which from
traveling over it last winter I feel cer
tain it will. A glorious day is
A new paper called the Sun has just
been started at Tacoma, Washington.
It wi.i prove one of the most powerful
advocates of the people's cause on the
Pacific coa t. General Weaver who has
been speaking in Oregon, spoke at
Tyconia, Washington, May 2;i, to an
The Oklahoma peoples' party conven
tion met at Guthrit on the 14th. Every
county was represented. Delegates
were chosen to the Omaha convention.
Gen. Weaver and T. V. Powderly were
choice on the national ticket. The im
mediate opening of the Cherokee strip
and other vacant lands were de
manded. IN OREGON
Like a fish with broken fins the dem
ocrats of Oregon are helplessly floun
dering around. The desertion of their
governor who has come out for the
peoples party has left them in a pitiably
dazed condition. A little of the exhilir
ating "oz3n-" with which their brother
democrats of the Hawkeye state en
thused at their late stato convention at
Council Bluffs might do them good.
Journal of Equal Sights.
The two old parties are resorting to
mud-slinging and ridicule to head off
the reform movement; but the hard
times, and the indifference of the demo
cratic congress to the appeals of the
people for relief is turning thousands to
the people's party, People's Tribune.
General Assembly Takes Action on Sun
day doling of the World's Fair.
A Strong Stand on Temperance.
Portland, Ore., May 81. The report
of the committee on theological seminar
ies with the minority report, was read
by the clerk in the Presbyterian general
assembly. Dr. Blayney offered a resolu
tion amending the report in such a
manner as to make it appear more pre
sentable on the records.
Jndge Wilson of Iowa, the chairman
of the committee, said: "You may
search this report with a microscope
and not find reflections cast npon the
directors of Union seminary. It simply
means that the directors did not com
ply with the veto power and therefore
the chair became do jure vacant. The
assembly must control the appointment
Dr. Patterson offered a substitute in
resolution form declaring that since
Union seminal y had already broken the
compact a committee of ministers should
be appointed to investigate.
In the afternoon Colonel Elliott
Shepard read the report of the com
mittee on Sabbath observation, recom
mending among other things that the
Chicago exposition be closed on Sundays
and pledging the members of the as
sembly to use their endeavors to secure
this end, and rf it was not done to ab
sent themselves from the fair. The re
port was adopted.
The report of the standing committee
on temperance was next read and ex
cited considerable discussion. Profes
sor Stephenson of New York, moved to
strike out of the preamble the state
ment that the assembly would not sup
port any political party that did not
come out squarely m favor of prohibi
tion, but the assembly retained this
clause by a vote of .217 to 206.
General Stanley'! Successor.
Washington, May 31. The time has
come for another fight over a brigadier
generalship. General Stanley will be
relegated to the retired list. Colonel
Coppinger, Mr. Blaine't son-in-law, is a
possible successor. A formal applica
tion from him, strongly indorsed by Sec
retary Blaine, arrived at the White
House a few days ago. and other letters
in his behalf from prominent men in
different parts of the country are com
ing in. Secretary Elkins will insist on
the appointment of Colonel Eugene A.
Carr, and ex-Secretary Proctor will
continue to urge the claims of Colonel
E. S. Otis, while it is presumed from
his official indorsement that Mr. Blaine
means to do his best for Coppinger.
New York, May 31. The fifteenth
annual spring games of the Manhattan
Athletic club took place on Manhattan
field. There was a fair orowd present.
The track was in good condition and
fine performances resulted, though no
records were broken. Athletes from
various clubs in the vicinity, as well as
many from Yale, Harvard, Prinoeton
and Columbia colleges participated.
Ex-County Treasurer Lane Returns.
Centekville, la.. May 8 1. Ex-Treas
urer S. W. Lane of Appanoose county,
who has been missing since two days
prior to the expiration of his term of
office, returned to his home. He de
faulted, leaving his accounts $15,0lK)
short. He has been to Central America
in hiding. When his brother made
good the deficit he returned.
Protest Against Sunday Closing.
Terre Haute, Ind., May 31. The
Central Labor union of this county
adopted a resolution protesting against
closing the world's fair on Sunday on
the ground that a great majority of the
laboring people of this vicinity would
be able to attend that day only.
Paris Anarchists Advocate Murder.
Paris, May 31. A number of anar
chists held a meeting in the Faubourg
du Temple, at which it was resolved to
continue the spreading of their propa
ganda by actkm. Several speakers
praised Ravachol and advocated the
robbing of the rich and murder if
New Coal Fields.
Ottcmwa, la., May31. Extensive
coal fie lds have been discovered north of
this city on land owned by Charles F
Blake. The find is of inestimable value
in bringing into prominence rich coal
deposits in a territory heretofore never
suspected of being of any mineral value.
A French Duel.
Paris, May 31. A duel was fought by
M. Courtrier, a member of tho chamber
of deputies, and M. Burdeau, a Parisian
journalist. The meeting reeulted in M.
Burdeau being severely wounded in tho
wrist. The duel was the outcome of an
article reflecting on M. Courtrier.
WAbuiNOTOX, May 31. In the senate
Mr.Turpie of Indiana gave notice that
on Thursday next he should address the
senate with reference to the reciprocity
treaties with Hayti, Colomuia an J
The house took up the postoffice appro
The house committee on elections by a
vote of 7 to 2 decided the contested elec
tion case of McDuffie vs Turpin from
theFourth Alabama district in favor of
Tuvpin (Dem.) the sitting member.
One More New Town.
Forest City, May 31. S. L. Dows,
one of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids
and Northern railway directors; J. and
J. T. Thompson and C. H. Kelley of this
place, have bought a half section of land
in the west part of the county on the
line of the new railroad and will plat a
town in a few days, and it will probably
be named Kelley.
Of the Methodist Episcopal Church Closes
Its Labors at Omaha,
May 26, 1892-
A Summary of the Work Done. The
Woman Question Not Settled.
Rev. Hanlon's Labor Reso
lution not Acted on.
The following excellent summary of
the work done by the General M. E.
Conference which has been in session
at Omaha during the past month will be
read with great interest by members of
that denomination It is clipped from
the World-Herald of May 27:
1'be goneral conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal church came to an end
at 2:30 yesterday afternoon, after a ses
sion of twenty-six days. Ia that time
much legislation has been cleared away,
and on a whole the work of the confer
ence has been productive of much
The n.ost important question consid
ered during this session was the report
of the constitutional committee on the
revision of the constitution and
discipline. After four days this impor
tant matter was indefinitely postponed,
and as no commission or committee
was appointed before adjournment,
nothing will be done toward revising
the laws of the church before the next
general conference in 18'JU.
The next important question which,
by the way, was settled as far as tho
general conference is concerned, was
equal representation of lay and minis
terial delegates. It now requires a two
thirds vote of the annual conferences to
carry into effect the action of this body.
While the final action is far off many
warm friends of the laymen predict
that two thirds of the annual
conferences will not indorse the plan.
It is said that the German and African
conferences will be against it, together
with the weaker conferences, which be
ing now equilly represented would not
be benefited by it.
The next important step was the
woman question, which after a hard
fight to-day resulted in a slight victory
for the ladies. Dr. Hamilton is the
Moses who led the women out of the
wilderness of obscurity. By a parlia
mentary catch, as it were, he offered a
resolution which instead of putting the
burden on the women put it on the
men. His resolution requires tlat in
order to constitutionally settle the mat
ter a proposition be referred to the
annual conferences whereby the words
"who shall be men only" shall follow
tne words lay delegates wherever they
a p oear in the plan of lay delegates. In
order to interpret the words !n that
manner three-fourths of the annual
conferences must so vote, aud if they so
vote, then two-thirds of the next gener
al conference must concur in that inter
pretation. It will thus be seeo that the
women, who control a majority of the
conferences, will win fie day in the
next general conference, although they
will not b) able tn be seated until eight
years hence. The action of to day
simply paves the way for thoir admis
sion, which is now assured.
Another important piece of legisla
tion was the refusal to remove the time
limit on the location of preachers. The
provisions remain as they were enacted
at the last general conference live
jears the maximum location.
The refusal to increase the number of
bishops or to locate a residence in
Europe and Japan were other features
of importance. The powers of the
hishops were curtailed in two instances.
The conference is given the power of
rejecting tho appointment of a judiciary
committee which passes on appeals, and
the bishops were denied the
right to appear before the book
committee to argue in favor or against
an appointment to fill a vacancy.
The proposed change in the discipline
relating to amusements died, failing to
be brought before the conference, as
also did the lesolution of Dr. Hanlun
asking the church to put itself on
record in reference to its position on
the controversy between capital and
Despite the assertion of the bishops
that the church has no place in politics,
the conference adopted the report of
the committee on intemperance, which
pledged support to all organizations
banded together to suppress the liquor
traffic, which was implied to mean an
indorsement of the prohibition party.
Later on a resolution declaring that the
conference did not construe its adop
tion of the report to bind it to any
political party passed without dissent.
The practice of polygamy was denounc
ed in unmistakable language and the
federal government asked to increase
the duty on opium to such an
extent as to prohibit traffic in it.
The church put itself on record as
favoring the World's fair and favoring
ample appropriations only on condi
tions that the gates should be closed on
Sunday, and that no intoxicating
liquors be sold on the grounds. It
further appointed a commission to de
termine the advisability of participat
ing in a general religious exhibit and to
engage in one if found practicable.
A commission to meet the Methodist
Episcopal church south to negotiate an
organic union of the two was appointed.
The bishops were given autnority to
appoint ministers to tho pulpits of
churches whose doctrines and laws are
the same as the Methodist Episcopal
church. Two secretarus instead of
one, of the Church Extension socioty
and Freedman's Aid and Educational
socie'.y were elected. The Epworth
League was made a constitutional part
of the chucr hand is now the only recog
nized society of young people in the
church. Its headquarters will be in
Chicago where its ollicial organ, the
Kpitorth Herald, will bo published. The
1 he Rocky Mountain and Nebraska
Adroratts were authorized to become
official papers of theit patronizing
A message was sent to the president
demanding that he refuse t sigu the
Chinese exclusion act. The message
was too late 9 the conference passed a
series of resolutions denouncing the law
and calling upon congress to amend it
by striking our the addition tc the law
The conference refused to make the
deaconess order a separate society but
continued it under tha patronage of the
Women's Homo mission. A number of
new conferences were granted enabling
acts, notably in India and Africa. Rev.
W. P. Squires, who was expelled from
the Northeast Ohio conference, was re
instated. The conference refuted to
censure Bishop Taylor of Africa for
ordaining a minister in England be
cause the minister belonged to his ( on
ference and found that Bishop Thobui a
was not guilty of ordainni? deaconesses
in India. The petition of i he colored
people for a bishop was denied.
The committee on boundaries relocat
ed the boundaries of the general con
ference districts, making them
geographically square, removing the
gerrymander of years ago.
The Bishops yesterday afternoon
made their selection of the Episcopal
residence for the ensuing four years.
The residences were these:
Bishop Bowman, St. Louis.
Bishop Foster, Boston.
Bishop Merrill, Chicago.
Bishop Aidrews, New York.
Bishop Warren, Denver.
Bishop Foss, Philadelphia.
BUhop Hurst, Washington.
Bishop Ninde, Detroit (formerly
Bishop Walden, Cincinnati.
Bishop Mallalieu, Buffalo (formerly
Bishop Fowler, Minneapolis (former
ly Sao Francisco).
Bishop Fitzgerald, New Orleans,
Bishop Vincent, Topeka (formerly
Bishop Joyce, Chattanooga.
Bishop Newman. Omara.
Bishop Goodsell is free to choose be
tween his present home, Forth Worth,
Seattle, Spokane, and San Francisco.
ACTIVITY 'IN THE BLACK HILLS-
The Harney Peak Tin Industry Is Being
Rapid Crrv, S. D., May 81. Recent
news from the tin mines of the Harney
Peak company is of an encouraging
character. The company has re
sumed work npon all the principal
mines now nnder development. In
the Addie, Cowboy, Gertie, Coates
and other mines in which the 600 and
700 feet levels have been reached good
liodies of ore are in sight, and Superin
tendent Childs talks hopefully of start
ing up the new mills as soon as the
Burlington and Missouri Railway com
pany completes its spurs and sidetracks
leading from the mines to the mill. He
recently assured a prominent eastern
man that the mill would be in opera
tion and turning out pig-iron by August
1. Supt. Childs also said in this in
terview that the results of recent devel
opment on the lower levels had satisfied
him that the Harney Peak mines were
much richer than those of Cornwall,
and that the ore body will grow richer
cs depth is attained. The new mill has
a capacity of 250 tons of tin ore per day,
and the company evidently intends to
have enough ore in sight to insure con
stant working of the mill before start
POLITICAL NEWS "
Secretary Blaine's Movements Washing
ton Politicians Preparing to
Washington, May 31. The return of
Secretary Blaine to Washington trans
ferred from New York to the national
capital the center of interest in the pres
idential campaign. There were a num
ber of callers at the residence of the
secretary during the day, among them
being Secretary Elkins. The latter de
clined to speak of his conversation with
Mr. Blaine further than to say that he
(Mr. Blaine) talked of his nomination as
he has done many times previously in
the last few months.
Among the visitors in the city was ex
Senator Thomas W. Palmer of Michigan,
president of the Columbian exposition
committee. Mr. Palmer was asked his
opinion of the political situation and re
sponded briefly: "I have been traveling
over the country a great deal recently,
and have no more doubt of President
Harrison's renommation and re-election
than I have of my own existence."
Syracuse, N. Y., May St. The Dem
ocratic anti-Hill or "anti-snap" conveu
tion was called to order at 12:09.
John Kernan of Oneida was chosen
temporary chairman. He made a speech
denouncing the Saratoga convention and
claimed that the gathering was an
abuse of trust and a violation
of the rights of the Democracy of New
York. He warmly eulogized Cleveland
and asked, "if we are to fight our guns
for all they are worth who but Cleve
land should command our battery?"
The convention grew very enthusiastic
at the mention of Mr. Cleveland's name,
and Mr. Kernan concluded amid great
applause. After Kernan's speech the
roll was called and committees ap
pointed. The convention then took a
recess until 3:30.
Preparing to Storm Minneapolis.
Washington, May 31. The advance
movement upon' Minneapolis has already
set in. A number of politicians left this
city to establish themselves in Minneap
olis for the preliminary work of the con
vention. The members of congress who
axe delegates and representatives of the
press generally, will leavt' today. Sen
ator Stockbridge of Michigan will take
a small party of frisnds from the capital,
leaving in a special car this afternoon.
T lie party will include Senators Quay,
Gallinger of New Hampshire, Fulton of
California, Sawyer uf Wisconsin, ex
Senator Mahone of Virginia, and Repre
sentative Burrow of Michigan. Tho
correspondents' train loft here over the
Pennsylvania road, reaching Minneapolis
Harrison Men Not Particular.
Chicago, May 31. John C. New,
consul general at London, and one of
President Harrison's trusted local
lieutenants, reached Chicago en route
to Minneapolis. Speaking of the per
manent chairmanship of the convention,
"Mr. Harrison's friends have no candi
date. Any one of several candidates
suggested would be acceptable. Major
Mcfunley, who has been mentioned,
would suit us all."
Cornerstone of a N w Catholic Chnrch.
Minonk, Bis., May 31. Bishop Spal
ding of Peoria, assisted by other digni
taries of the Roman Catholic church,
laid the cornerstone for the new'St.
Patrick church edifice. The building is
to be of brick, and when completed and
furnished will be valued at $45,000.
THE STANDARD'S B1YAL
London and Chicago Capitalists Form
a Huge Syndicate.
PLANS OF THE COMPANY.
A Pip Line Will Be Constructed from
tha Oil Beglons to tha Seaboard at
Once Several Rich Wells Al
Chicago, May 81. According to well
posted persons the oil fields of Pennsyl
vania, West Virginia and Ohio are not
to remain the undisputed possession of
the Standard Oil company. The exist
ence of another huge corporation com
posed of London and Chicago capital
ists became known yesterday and while
those in possession of the facts refuse to
go into particulars, enough was learned
to show that the plans of the new com
pany are nearly matured and that they
are of a purpose and extent to make
them commensurate with the extensive
operations of the Standard Oil
company, making them a formid
able rival to that concern, and that the
field backers of the new venture have as
much or more money in sight now than
that controlled by Standard Oil mag
nates. A close corporation has been
formed by well known London and Chi
cago capitalists and there is no inten
tion of putting any stock on the market,
at least at present, though it is hinted
that this may be done at some future
date. A pipe line will be constructed
from the oil regions of West Virginia,
Ohio aud Pennsylvania to the seaboard.
Two million five hundred thou
sand dollars will be expended in
this construction the very first
thing, but this sum will be but
a lieginning in comparison with the
future operations of the company. It is
the intention to connect with the sea
board all the principal oil producing
regions. In a quiet way the new com
pany has already secured possession of
several wells, whose flow reaches sev
eral thousand barrels daily, and also a
large amount of territory' in the oil
regions, which is yet undeveloped but
which is known to be rich in oil.
During May several meetings have
been held at the Auditorium hotel at
which the plans of the company have
reached a fair state of completion. In
structive plans have been considered,
the nature and location of the territory
now in possession of the company
studied and terminal points decided
upon. The seaboard terminal will be at
Mr. George B. Cowlan, of Pittsburg,
has been in consultation with' the Chi
cago parties and although he claimed to
have only confidential knowledge of the
plans of the company, yet
admitted that he had been advis
ing its members in regard to pipe
lines, oil territory, etc., because of his
familiarity with matters in the oil
SOLDIERS AS BICYCLISTS.
General Miles Makes a Successful Exper
iment. Chicago, May 81. General Miles
made the first experiment of the army
use of bicycles in this country. He
started eight regulars, who were not
experts, to ride with full accouter
ments on a pull into Chicago.
The whole party came in together at
headquarter s in one hour and twenty
five minutes. General Miles wi3 highly
pleased with the results. He says the
fact is that a military command can
move in heavy marching order over the
worst roads much faster than on foot.
Would Prove a Bate Disturber.
Goshen, Ind., May 8k .Efforts aie
being make by the leading citizens of
this citv to secure the extension of the
Indiana, Illinois and Iowa from Knox to
Goshen by way ot Plymouth instead of
allowing the road to go to Sooth Bend,
which also is endeavoring to secure it.
Should the road go to South Bend that
city will become its permanent eastern
terminus. If the line comes here it will
eventually be built east to Toledo aud a
connection made with tKe Canadian
Pacific, which joins the Delaware, Lack
awanna and Western at Buffalo, there
by forming a new independent route
from tsw went to the seaboard, As the
"Three I's" by its peculiar locution
practically holds the key to the rate
question much interest attaches to its
deeis ion in th matter.
Rabbit Skins Not Dutiable.
Boston, May 81 Judge Colt decided
against the government in the case of
the United State9 vs. Wooton Bros.,
of New York. The subject of the
suit was rabbit or coney skins
from which the long hairs had been
plucked. The skins are used in
hat manufacturing, and millions of
dollars are involved in the decision. The
collector at Boston decided that the
skins should be classed as "'dressed
skins," and be subject to a 20 per cent,
duty ad valorem. The board of ap
praisers reversed this decision on appeal,
and the United States appealed to 'lie
circuit court. The decision of the board
of appraisers is affirmed.
Kite-Shape Track at Kirkwood, Del.
New York, May 81. The kite-shapo
track which started in the west about
five years ago Ls fast working itself eas
ward. The first one that this section
will have has been bnilt at Kirkwoo I,
Del., and will be opened with a grand
trotting meeting on July 4.
Albert (iarvln U St. Paul's Chief.
St. Paul, Minn., May 31. Alb-.t
Garvin, warden of the Minnesota state
irnm. has been appointed chief of
poiie of St. Paul. Garvin is celebrated
as a prison manager, aud before he cami
to Minnesota he was one of the officials
at the Joliet penitentiary.
Dlscoveryof More iron Ore.
WAsiiiiuits, Wis., May 51. Consid
erable excitement prevails over the dis
covery of a higher grade of iron ore tw
miles aud a half west of that city. Th
specimens compare favorably with any
thing ever taken from the Gogebic inn
Hog cholera is reported to be raging
west ot Salem.
A park has been donated to Elsie by the
The Baptist college at Grand Island will
open September 18.
Petty thieving is being carried on ex
tensively at Seward.
A Urge immigration to Kimball county
is expected the coming fall.
Wallace will probably vote bonds to pnt
water works costiBg S,000.
A tent of Knights of Maccabees has
been pitched at Lexington.
Norfolk will soon have a tribe of the
Improved Order of Red Men.
The meeting of the world's fair com
mission was postponed to June 8.
The Syracuse town board has ordered
all telephone poles into the alleys.
A hall insurance company has been
formed by the farmers of Hayes county.
Palrmount citizens are making great
preparations to celebrate the Fourth of
The fish commissioners planted 1,600,
000 fish in the water of the state this
The Stanton State bank has been incor
porated aud will be ready for business
The silver anniversary of Nebraska'!
admission as a state was celebrated at
.Senator Manderaon has secured daily
mail service on the Staart-Butte postof
The post hall at Fort Niobrara was de
stroyed by Are, but the records were saved.
Bev. A. J Fleming of St. Joseph has ac
cepted a call to the Baptist church at
Woman's Relief corps with twenty
three charter members has been mustered
in at Cambridge.
Oakdale is making great plana ior en
tertaining the district Grand Army reun
ion July 1, 3, 8 and 4.
A postoffice bas been established at
Snioot, Sheridan county, with Edgar M.
Nobles as postmaster.
An Elm wood man captured a nest of
eight young wolves and cleared 134
bounty from the county.
Fire destroyed the large photograph gal
lery of Ross & Olsommer at Verdigre.
Loss, fOOO; no Insurance.
Several young men and women of
Creighton are threatened with arrest for
disturbing church services.
An Ancient Order of United Workmen
lodge has been organized at Arapahoe
with twenty charter members.
Ed Smith was arrested at Grand Island
while in the act ot making off with a team
and buggy belong to to John Squires.
Captain C. E. Adams of Superior has
declared himself S3 out ot the race for the
congressional nomination in the Fifth dis
trict. According to statistics taken from the
different agents, over 650,000 bushels of
apples were shipped last year out of Otoe
The Madison connty commissioners
have denied the petition of the citizens of
Battle Creek for a system of water works
and a jail.
The fifth annual north Nebraska fair
will be held at Norfolk on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday, September, 36,
27 and 28.
It is said that 100,000 acres ot small
grain has been sown in Logan connty this
spring, where no small grain was raised
seven years ago.
The 8-year-old girl of A. J. Wilkins, a
leading merchant of Waco, York county,
drank part of a bottle of carbollo acid
with fatal results,
A York man swallowed a dose of medi
cine for a cold in the head instead of
snnffing it as intended. Uis life was saved
by the use of emetics.
George Ellis, a railroad man stMcCook,
died the other day from the effects, it is
alleged, of a patent medicine which he
took to relieve a headache.
Bigamist C. S. Wflsey of Seward plead
guilty to the charge and was sentenced to
two years in the penitentiary. Wilsey
was a sewing machine agent.
A. B. Cndy was appointed postmaster
at Ames, Dodge county, vice W. F. Mann,
and A. A. Siiiims at Thompson, Jefferson
county, vice J. D. Masters removed.
The jury in the case of St. Joseph's
Catholic church of O'Neill against Meals
& McVay, contractors of Omaha, returned
a verdict fcr the church, placing the
amount for which the bondsmen are liable
Sylvester St. John, ex-president of the
defunct Commercial and Saving bank was
arrested at Kearney on a charge of embez
zlement, in winding up the affairs of the
concern. Tho preliminary trial will take
place June 0.
The third annual encampment of the
north Nebraska Grand Army of the Re
public district reunion will be held at
Oakda'.e, froai July 1 to 4. Arrangements
are under way to make this reunion a suc
cess ia every respect.
Jneeph Drawls, aged 22, has mysterious
ly disappeared from the homo of his
father in Kalamazoo precinct, Madison
ceRpty. Be had beta sufielux with
toothaehs fgr several days, and it is
thought the pain had temporarily unbal
ance! his mind and he wandered off,
Wabraske at the World's Ftr.
Sbward, Neb., May 80.' Having re
ceived at the hands of tha commissioner
general, a commission as one of the
three superintendents of Nebraska's
agricultural exhibit at the Onromblan
exposition, I will most cheerfully an
wer all correspondence and shall aim to
be among you many times to counsel
witbyou and render you all the assist
ance in my. power.
The state press and the local press
must be pressed into service. The great
est and most important factor of all is
the man at the plow. He must be
thouronghly enlisted. Ho must make
the show. All the rest of us can do is to
help him. Let us roll up our sleeves
now, and go in to win.
The following are the names of the
counties of my district: Seward, But
ler, Polk, York, Filmore, Thayer,
Nuckells, Clay, Hamilton, Hall, Adams,
Webster, Franklin, Kearney, Buffalo,
Dnwarin. Phelns. Harlan. Furnas. Gos
per, Lincoln, Frontier, ) Bed Willow,
Hircheock. Haves, Dundy, Chase,
Perkins, Keith, Deuel, Cheyenne, Kim
ball, Banner, Scotts Bluff. Address all
communications to me at Sewaid, Neb.
W. W. Cox, Superintendent.
FOGITIYESFROn Tflfi U17
Taney County, Missouri, Hen Mado
Outlaws by Recent Disorders.
ALL ARE IN SECLUSION.
A Little Farm Work Being Dew kg.
Women and Children No Iasprovo
meats la Progress ia the Tame
Springfield, Ma, May 81. Th pre
liminary examination of tha man ac
re ted here recently for participation ia
the mnrder of Deputy Sheriff Williams'
and the lynching of Wife Slayer Bright
at Forsythe in Taney connty, will be
held at that place today. John and Jo
Kinyan, Lawson Cnpp and William
Candle were taken there by Sheriff
Cook of Taney connty with a strong;
guard. Colonel Almui Harrington will
represent the state and claims to hare
A prominent man of the vicinity of
the disturbed section, writing from bte
home to friends in this city, painta the)
situation in Taney connty in even darker
colors than have yet been drawn. He
declares that the reign of outlawry la
inch that no one is willing to pay Uses ,
at Forsythe at present but all are com
pelled to let the sums now dne stand over.
Those with money in their pockete de
not consider their lives sate in the county
and the officials will not, for thU reason,
declare defaults or assess penalties.
In the whole county the reign of ter
ror continues and ia even worse than
before Governor Francis interfered tax
the lynching investigation. When ot
how the troubles will end no man vest- '
tures to say. At this time, usually th
busiest in all the farming year, not
man can be found in the fields in any
part of the nshappy connty. What lit
tle farm workia being done is by women
and children, who are working in th
corn, plowing and listing. No improve
ments are in progress. In fact none are
even thought of,
Every man in the connty is either hid
ing in the brnsh or has left the connty
to avoid arrest. Some of the men wet
in the mob and are, of course, fugitive.
Others who did not actually participate
know some criminating facts and are ia
hiding to avoid being called as witnesses,
knowing that if they should be forced to
tell the truth their Uvea wonld be ia
TOOK A BIG DROP.
Collapse of tho May Cora Conor Caeoosl
by tho Failure of Coster Martlm.
Chicago, May 81. The big comer ia
May corn collapsed, Coster V
Martin, who have been engineering th
deal, announcing their failure. Th
price of May corn, which had neen aa
high as $1, at once dropped to 60 cent.
The liabilities and asseta of the aoav
pended firm are not known. They wer
swamped by the enormous quantities ot
corn thrown upon the market and by
the demands for margins.
WIND, RAIN AND HAIL STORMS-
Eleven Parsons Injured at Mexloo, Mk
Deluge at Kansas City.
St. Louis, May 81. Heavy storms
wind, rain and hail swept over Blinok
Missouri Arkansas and Kansas. In some
places the wind reached the dimension
of a tornado. Lightning struck build
ings at Newport, Ark., and Carthage,
Mo. At Mexico, Mo., eleven persona
were injured by a building being blown,
down by the wmd.
Torrents of Wator.
Kansas CXtt, May 80. A perfect de
luge of rain fell during all of last night
and today. Everything is afloat Tha
lightning was terrific and heavy damage
was done in the city and surrounding
Six Injured by a Runaway Horse.
Boston, May 80. Nearly 1,000 peepl
were assembled near the railway station
in Roxhury when runaway hen
dashed among the crowd, injuring
six persons, three probably fatal
ly. Charles Gilson, 8 years old. waa
knocked down and his skull was fract
ured by,the horse's hoofs. William Bit
duff was injured internally and Mrs.
Richard Brooks, 80 years . old, was ala
badly, perhaps fatally injured. Th
horse was frightened by a steam roller.
Oono After the Money.
Des Moines, Ia,, May 81. Rev. F, J.
A. Stiles, the Englishman who is reputed
to be worth millions, has left for Eng
land aud it is reported that he will
bring back the gold which failed to com
when he drew on tne bank ot Jfingland
for $1,000,900 a short time ago. His
wife remains in the city.
Ban Into a Washout.
Paris, Hex., May 81. Train 83,
freight on the Texas Pacific, ran into
washout near Moore Springs, demolish
ing the train. William Hope, the fire
man, was fatally crushed, as were also
two negroes, Isaac Johnson and Jo
Williams,' who were stealing a rid.
borne ntty head or cattle were
Laudanum Caused His Death.
Salt Lake City, May 81. Professor
Anton Haefle, author of several nota
ble works on nihilism, was found in a
dying condition in his room, and tea
minutes later breathed his last. Death
was due to laudanum poiaioning, bat
whether taken lor suicidal or medicinal
purposes cannot be learned.
Mo Lives Were Lost.
Indianapolis, May 81. The report ot
a wreck on the Lake Erie road neat
Fisher Station with loss of life proves to
be exaggerated. The train ran into a
washout and the passengers were shak
en up, but no one was seriously hurt.
A Kentucky Lynching.
Caiipbelltillk, Ky., May 81. Jack
Willis (colored,) in jail charged with
assault upon a white girl, was taken oat
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