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Sioux County Journal.
UllllOilS A rATTEBSOX PablUben
HARRISON, :' NEBRASKA
Feet OMem Clerki MoU Coaveaiiaa.
Xtw Vobk, Jan. 23. A conference
waa held at the International hotel be
twaea delegate of the post-office clerk 'a
association of Boston, Albany, Brook
lyn, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Baltimore
and this city, concerning ajll that the
post-ottioe employes intenJlo introduce
into congress. The bill provides for the
full payment of salary to clerks and
porters of first and second class offices
on the performance of eight hours
labor, and extra pay for over time, and
an annual vacation of fifteen days, as
camera are allowed. It was warmly
approved after a long discussion. A
feature of the discussion was the pro
duction of a letter from the Kansas City,
Mo organization which urged prompt
action and stated that if the clerks did
not take some decisive action soon the
western employes would go ahead on
their own hook. General John U.
Kectham, congressman from the Twelfth
New York district, and a member of the
post-office committee, hBB promised to
do all he can to have the bill passed.
Postmaster Vac Cott of this city is also
in favor of it. A national convention of
the clerks will soon be called.
London, Jan. 23. Nothing has been
published here in regard to the report
that the Bank of England has recently
been a heavy purchaser of silver bullion
and is contemplating the issue of 1 notes
redeemable in silver. The lending fin nil
cial authoritiea regard the report as base
less and assert that the bank has made
no such purchases of silver. One pound
notes could not be emitted without the
special sanction of parliament, and it is
considered doubtful if the bank would
make preparations for so radical a
change in the policy before definite
authority had been secured. Silver
bullion is 3 s'd lower per ounce today.
The bank rate of discount is unchanged
at 6 per cent.
Blockading tlie Tnthia,
Minneapolis, Jan. 23. A special to
the Tribune from Huron, S. D., says:
The anow has been drifting all day, til L
idg railroad cuts and blockading trains.
No. G, due from the east at C this morn
ing, got in with one car this afternoon
The north bound train is two hours late.
One from Pierre is tied up at Reherts,
with Peter Hellenbeck, assistant super
intendent, J. E. Blunt, chief engineer,
and other Chicago & Northwestern of
ficial on board. The through mail
from the east is held at Lake Benton,
Minn., and the passenger train frem the
south is at Iroquois. No trains will be
sent out till these trains arrive. It is
expected that the raadwill be opened
tomorrow. All trains on the Manitoba
are abandoned. A number of legis
lators are snow-bound here.
Handed the Property.
Portland, Me., Jan. 23. An English
syndicate has bonded the Portland
melting works and the Curtis ship yard
property, and Lorenzo Taylor, one of the
principal owners, has gone to England to
complete the sale of the property, which
is to be enlarged by the syndicate. They
also have bonded a number of mines of
zinc, lead and silver along the coast of
Maine and will bring large quantities if
dpre here for smelting.
A Terrible Shooting Affray.
Ausmt, Tlx., Jan. 23. News was re
ceived this morning of a terrible shoot
ing affray at Johcstoa city, Blanco coun
ty. For about fifteen years there has
been a heated controversy over the re
moval of the county seat from Blanco,
located tour miles from the county line,
to Johnson City. Five years ago an
lection was held to make Johnson City
the county seal, but it resulted in a
failure. Another election to decide the
question was held Monday night last,
amid intense excitement. When it was
known that it resulted in favor of John
son City there was a clash and a fight
in which pistols were used. Ben Cage,
a prominent- business man of Blanco
got into difficulty with Zack Lloyd, a
Johnson City man, in which he shot
Lloyd through the right lung. Lloyd
will die. Shooting between the two
factions then became general and Dep
uty Sheriff Crosby was wounded in the
thigh. The disturbance was finally
quelled and Cage, in charge of officers
and friends, was conveyed to Blanco to
prevent his being lynched. A gentle
man just down from Johnson aays that
intense sicitement prevails in the coun
ty and believes many men will be killed
before the affair ends.
We laferautioa Yet Received.
New York, Jan. 24. The agents of
tlie railroad steamship line stated that
they have no additional information re
tarding the steamahip Erin, which it is
tearad hat foundered with all on board.
The agauta, however, still maintain that
tbaraia yatbope that the Erin may
hwa aaada aoma port in a disabled ooo
OMiea. Tba craw of sixty-seven was
tUgpti in Liverpool and their names
an Mt known here, but it ia known
tea Oapiaia Tyson waa the commander
at4 Joaa Orant tha first officer. Be
"tjr actjcri oa board, six of whom
xzZ xxtX tbetr aaaaaga back to
f ''"Trrl.tXj wat aaJraown to the
,1 p i !-jrCtaan wera insr-
Cigarette Maker Meet.
NtwiEK, N. J, Jiii.. 21 A meeting j
whs held here today at the Continental
hotel of leading tobacco and cigarette :
manufacturers throughout the country.
Jameo B. Duke preeided. Lewis Ginter,
Williaie Kimball, JomesB. Duke, George
V. Watts, W. IL Butler, George Arentz,
John Sope, Francis Kinney, Charles
Emory and a few other large nianu
facturers were present. A syndicate
has been formed with a capital of 2.1,-
000,009 audio shares will be issued.
The object for which the aisociation is
formed is to cure leaf tobacco and to
sell tobacco in all it forms. Factories
will be established in all the 6tates and
territories and Canada. Tonight the
election of officers took place.
Bulletin No. 1 of the census bureau
just issued by Superintendent Robert P.
Porter gives the following census dis
tricts for the state of Nebraska:
First District Adams. Butler, Chase,
Clay, Dundy, Fillmore, Franklin, Fron
tier, Furnas, Gosper. Hamilton, llurlin.
Hays, Hitchcock, Jefferson, Kearney,
Nuckolls, Phelps, Polk, Red Willow,
Saline, Seward, Thayer, Welister, and
Second District A ntelote, Arthur,
Banner, Blaine, Boon, Box Bute, Brown
Buffalo, Burt Cedar, Cherry, Cheyenne
Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Daws,
Dawson, Deuel, Dixson, Dxlge, Garfield,
Grant, Greeley, Hall, Holt, HooKer,
Howard, Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball.
Knox, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, McPher
aon, Madison, Merrick, Nance, Perkins,
Pierce, Platte, Rock, Scott's Bluff, Slier
iden, Sherman, Sioux, Stanton, Tomaa.
Thurston, Valley, Washington, Wayne
and Wheeler counties.
Third District Cass, Douglas Gage,
Johnson. Lancaster, Nemaha. Otoe-,
Puwnee, Richardson, Sharpy Saunders
Drunk CwrUolIc Aul.
Red Bank, X. J., San 23.- Charles
Magee, postmaster ft Helm, Del., died
from the effects of carbolic acid, which
he drank Saturday afternoon. Mr. Ma
gee was returning from Newport, when
he stopped at the town house by hiB
brother, Gai ret. Ho asked the servant
girl for something to drink. He was
given a bottle of acid, which the girl
mistook for beer. Mr. Magee soon be
came unconscious and remained so un
til he died. He was a prominent repub
lican politician and received the post
oftice appointment lust spring. He was
sixty years of age an J leaves a widow
and several children.
An rirlilig I IlillllHcllt.
Bradford, Pa., Jan. 22. A special to
the Era from Punxsutawnee says:
There is much excitement here over an
outrage perpetrated by the Pinkerton
force lust night. A , Hungarian miner
who was pawing a locomotive received
a shower of cindero which nearly blinded
him. He made an effort to resent this
act, when he was at tacked by the Pink
erton men and handled very roughly.
He fought in defense, but the men beat
the poor wretch until his head and face
were covered with blood. Several others
interfered, but were overpowered by the
police and taken to the jail. The Pink
erton men resort to the lowest and
most contemptible tricks to force the
man to strike back at them, but the
miners keep their tempers under good
control. Many of the miners are plead
ing with the labor leaders for a chance
to revenge these insults, but the strike
committee maintain their former posi
tion and advise peaceable methods.
Notwithstanding the attitude of the
leaders of tbe strike the fact is oecom
ing apparent that an uprising is immi
nent.Tonight them en aredrinking heavi
ly, and in so doing she wj that they are
beginning to ignore the advice of their
leaders. F.ve more evictions took place
at Adrian today. The sheriff, accom
panied by twenty-seven armed guards,
removed the household effects of the five
families out of their holdings and turned
the wretched people out into the cold.
The homeless ones were taken in hand
by the strike committee arid given
temporary shelter. Sheriff Sutler has
100 writs of ejectment to serve at Wala
ton tomorrow, and as that place is the
stamping ground of many belligerent
miners a skirmish will probably take
St. Paul, Minn , Jan. 24. A Pierre,
S. D., special to the Pioneer- Pre says
the trouble has broken out again on the
mile square between the intending set
tlers and tne Indians. The latter, antici
pating the immediate opening of the res
ervation, are cutting all Jthe wood along
the Cad and Missouri rivers and hauling
it back to the lands which they intend
to take up according to the provisions
of the Sioux bill. The settlers think
thjs an injustice to them and hence the
trouble. An attempt waafmade by the
settlers on the mile square to stop the
Indians, and for a while it looked like
there would be a serious battle. Troops
wera hurried forward and sent tbe set
tlors back on the space allowed them.
The Indians have already hauled off
about a thousand cords of wood. The
Northwestern railroad officials now de
clare that they intend to hold the mile
square according to the 1879 treaty with
Tha millionaires of Fremont have tak
en an increased interest in speculation
ino the completion of a through private
wire over wbioh nointara an mmbivmI
from tha New York and Chicago aurica.
COM PLICATIONS INCREASING
Tbe 1 wMtiHioa ef A 1Tm lr Betweea Kuglimd
and t'ertugal very Mnilaed.
London, Jan. 21. The complications
arising from the dispute between Eng
land and Portugal are rapidly increas
ing. In addition to tha now formidable
boycott of England and Englishmen in
the cities and towns of Portugal, a large
number of Englishmen, employes of
Portuguese merchants, manufacturers,
eta, have been forced to become natural
ized subjerta of the king of Portugal or
suffer diMissal from their situations. In
Jhese caJEs no middle course is possible.
nglishman employed by a Portu
guese must forthwith sacrifice his means
of obtaining a livelihood or forswear his
allegiance to his sovereign. In sheer
desperatien a great many loyal English
men are accepting tbe alternative in
order to keep their positions, but the
vaiue of these new recruits to the
Lisbon government is questionable.
The resignation of tins aggressive gov
ernor of Mozambique, Senor De Cas
tilho Barretoe Noronha, will, it is be
lieved, greutly assist in bringing about a
reconciliation between the disputing na
tions, since it is understood that it was
through his excess of zeal and miscon
ception of instructions that the hostile
acts of the Portugese in southeast Africa
were allowed to go as far as they did.
It is stated upon good authority that
the firm of Armstrongs, gunmakers, in
tend to establish an immense ship yard
in the United States and bid, through
Americans interested in the enterprise,
for the construction of the ironclad ves
selb wliich it is proposed to build for the
United States navy. The claim is made
by the Armstrongs that they csn profit
ably compete with the American ship
builders on their own ground and easily
command the American influence nec
essary to secure contracts.
Mr. R. Cunningham Graham, liberal
division of Lanarkshire, has announced
is intention to introduce an eight hour
bill immediately after the reassembling
of parliament, which shall tipplv to all
parsons erfgaged in mining in the united
The preparations for the funeral of the
late field marshal, Lord Napier of Mag
dala, are of the most elaborate descrip
tion. The body w ill be deposited in a
grave net to that of Lord Nelson. The
Prince of Wales will be present,
Tne German tin trust has been formla
ly dissolved, much to the gratification of
the smaller dealers and to the rel ef of
tl e parties thereto. ..
The conversion of the Russian " per
cent gold loan is about concluded. ;
Heavy tyiow Im the Weet. (
San Franct"-, Jan. 21 TW snow
blockade on the Cet tral Pacific railroad
in the vicinity of Tl uvltat and Emigrant
Gap has become very serious. Since
Tuesday last no eastern overland trains
have been able to reach a point further
west that Colfax. All of the east
bound trains are at Sacramento, Colfax
and Shady Run, while those coming west
are at Emigrant Gad, Truckeeand Reno.
At Truckee the depth of the snow varies
from eight to twenty feet. Snow plows
pushed by t.n or twelve locomotives are
reported stuck fast in the drifts. Suow
is still falling and places on the road
which had been cleared by the plows are
rapidly filling up again. The passengers
of the blockaded trains are comfortably
quartered at hotels by the com
pany. Some cases of influenza are
reported among the passengers and
the company has provided the sufferers
with medical attention. The railroad
officials declare that the blockade is the
heaviest and longest they have ever ex
perienced for over ten years. No
mails have reached this city from the
east since last Tuesday. Telegraph
wires are entirely buried by the snow in
some places. The California & Oregon
road is also blockaded. Tne train which
left here on Tuesday for Portland, Ore.,
is still at Redding. The officers of the
roads hope to have the trains moving
Xegroee on a Mtrtke.
Apalachicol-a, Fla., Jan. 22. The
negroes employed in the saw mills here
are on a strike for ten hours as a day's
work and for higher wages. The mills
are mostly shut down. The men at the
Kennedy mill remain at work despite the
threats from the strikers. Last night
one of the .Kennedy men waa assassi
nated in his house. More trouble is
feared and the governor has been asked
to send troops here. The militia is
patrolling the street tonight Other
wise all is quite.
Murdered bv Ruffian.
CRATTt.ET8BUB, Kt, Jan. 22. -It M.
Long, a Wyandotte county constable,
waa murdered and his wife desperately
wounded Sunday night by a band of
ruffians who broke into the house. A
neighbor passing found that the front
door had been broken in. On the bed,
weltering in their blood, lay Long and
his wife. Tbe former's body mm rid
dled with bulleU and life waa extinct.
The latter had a ghaat'y wound In tha
face and was unconscious. Her wounds
ara thought to be fatal. The friend of
tha murdered man believe that a gang
of dMperaaVwe again! whom ha held
wararata (or "moonahlning" committed
thadaad. Othera Ullere it ia roaraly a
ooaUacdUion of tba HatflaU-MoCoy food
aatka tictiai waa related to ti tomat
I Hlorkade Hrekea.
Portland, One., Jan. 22. Ihe first
through train for the past week arrived
here this evening at 5 o'clock, over the
Union Pacific railrad from the east
About 2-jO passengers arrived on the
first section; also a large quantity of
baggage and mud. Another train ar
rived at G o'clock with more passengers
and mail. To tuore trains are due in
the morning. The blockade is broken
and unless a storm follows, the company
will be able to kp the road open. The
blockade on the Southern Pavifir re
The fcnow lilorkaale
Sacramento, Cau, Jan. 23. The train
dispatches on the Central Pacific this
morning rej-orts the situation as follows:
The favorable weather of yesterday en
abled satisfactory progress to be made
at all points and a great deal was ac
complished. The road is now open
from Sacramento to Towies and the
east-bound train w ill leave here at mid
night. The road is also oen from Pros
xx t cut and about five miles east from
Towies and Trucked, with the exception
of a piece of about a mile, mid a mile at
Cascade, where the sheds were burned
jast summer and have not been rebuilt.
Follow tlir l-Hlri.
St. Loris, Jan. 21. The Missouri Pa
cific has followed the Chicago A Alton
and WabiiRh, and has made a live stock
rate of 7,'j cents from the Missouri river
and intermediate oints to St. Louis
and East St. Louis.
Ilattell rrofror!ili of Milftic.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 21. At a
meeting of the Yale corporation it was
voted to establish a department of music
and Gustave J. Steocht I, for many years
musical director at Yale, was placed in
charge. The department will be styled
the Battell professortthip of music. A
fund amounting to nearly $200,000 has
been placed at the dispoBitl of the uni
versity and the plan provides for the
erection of a suitable building and the
employment of several instructors.
A Cri'Ht Diumnntl HoliUery.
Mo.mkkai, Jan. 22. Monday night
w hen the streets in the neighborhood
were crowded, two men walked up to
Walner's diamond store iu Notre Dnme
street and tied the doors together with
ropes. Then they rushed to the plate
glass show window and smashed it with
heavy hammers. One swept almost
every piece of diamond jewelry into a
bag while the other snatched a trny of
The only occupant of the store was
Walker himself. He attempted to open
the door, but finding it locked he rushed
behind the counter and began shooting
through the window, but the thieves had
made off. The thief with the tray of
rings in his possession was captured
after a sharp run, but the other escaped
with the bag of jewels. They are valued
at between 15,000 and 20,(X1.
A Distressing Arrlfle nt.
Chh.aoo, Jan. 21. A most distressing
accident, which resulted in the death of
four persons, occured at Rose Hill cem
etery, a few miles from here on the C &
X. road, this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Payne were on their way to bury
their five-months-old baby, w ith a few
friends w ho were ncooiiipaning them to
the cemetery. There was oidy four
carriages in the procession. Mr. and
Mrs. Payne wer in the carriage imme
diately following the hearse and with
them werej' Mrs. William Reprogel and
Grace Payne, their little daughter. As
the Payne carriage came squarely on the
track the Milwaukee express, which was
four minutes behind time and was Hear
ing the city at a high rate of speed,
struck the carriage in the center tearing
it into splinters and instantly killing
Mr. and Mrs. Payne and so seriously in
juriingj Mrs. Repogel and Simon Ander
son, the diiver of the carriage, that they
died within two hours afterwards. All
who witnessed or know anything of the
occurrence agree that no warning what
ever of its approach was given by the
Train Meld I'p.
Ti.-i.auk, Cat.., Jan. 22. The south
bound psssenger train was stopped this
morning by two masked men seven
miles north of here. They climbed over
the tender and compelled the engineer
and fireman to stop the train and leave
it The robbers then compelled the ex
pressman to open his door, when they
robbed the car of tbe money in it, which
is thought to be several thousand dollars
A tramp, who was stealing a ride, was
mistaken for a trainman and was shot in
the head. He was brought here and
may recover. No trace of the robbers.
Nmotliered to Ileal li.
Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 24. "Tug" Wil
son, a printer known all-over the coun
try, waa found dead at the top of the
Conttitution building yesterday. Wilson
had been on a protracted spree and had
crawled up a dark stairway to sleep off
tha effect. There bia body waa found
Tbe place was very close and hot and it
ia supposed he smothered to death.
Attacked bjr Nrllram.
Saw Antonio Tex., Jan. 20 -A pri
vate letter from Fort Davis states that
while three "prospectors and their fam
ilies were encamped near that place they
ware attacked by Mexicans and two of
tba men killed. Tha other man, with
tba woman and children, maaagadto
waaca, Tba munkrmamUrad tba
caarfp, took tba horaaa aw aaaaiwd,
IHE NEW SILVER BILL
The AdatiaUtrative Hill the Silier Hul
lia Veeetlea Kearfy te h latro-
4umI TVt af Ike Hill -
Wa-hin$ton, Jan. 33. The following',
is the text of the administrative bill pre- J
par) by Secretary Windom erubodjing j
the silver measure proposed in his an-j
nual report, and which will beintro-i
duced in both the house and senate dur- j
ing this week, probably tomorrow. J
A Bill Authorizing the Isnue of Treap- j
ury otes on Deposits of Silver Bullion.
Be It Kuaclau. etc.: Ilial any owner
of silver bul ion, the product of the
mines of the United States or of ones
smelted or refined in United States may
deKit the same at any coinage mint or
any assay office in the United States
that the secretary of the treasury may
designate and receive theirf or treasury
notes hereinafter provided for equal at
the date of deposit to the net talue of
such silver at the market price, such
price to be determined by the secretary
the-treasury under rules and rt-gula-1
tions prescribed, based upon the price t
current in the leading silver markets of j
the world; but no d'Mit consisting in
whole or in part of silver bullion or for- j
elgn silver coins imported into this'
country, or bars resulting from melted i
ore or refined foreign eilves coins, shall
be received under the provisions of this
Sec. a -That the secret rry of the treas
ury shall cause to m prepared trenwury
notes in such amounts as may be re
quired for the purpose of the above sta
tion and in such form and denominations
as he nwy prescribe; provided that no!
notes shall be of a denomination lens
than $1 nor more than ?1,0i0. j
Sec. 3. That the notes issued under j
this act shall be rei-eivable for customs,
taxes and all public debts and w hen re
ceived into the treasury may be reissued,
and such notes, w hen held by any na
tional banking association, i)hal! le
counted as part of its lawful reserve. -Sec.
4. That the notes issued under
the provisions o' this a' t shall be re
deemed upon demand at the treasury of
the United StaUs or at the oflice of an
assistant treasurer of the United Staths
by the iasue of a certificate of deposit i
for th e Bum of the notes so prewnt
payable at one of the mints of the
United Stntes, in an amount of siWer
bullion equal in value, on the date of
said certificate, to the number of dollars
stated therein at the market price of
silver, to be determined as provided in
section 1; or such notes may lie redeemed
in gold coin at the option of tlie govern
ment; provided, that upon demand of
the holder such notes shall lie redeemed
in silver dollars.
Sec. 5 That when the market price of
silver, as determine! by the secretary of
the treasury, shall exceed $1 for 371.25
grains of pure silver, it shall be tle duty
of the secretary of the treasury to refuse
to receive deposits of silver bullion for
the purpose of thin act.
Sec. 0. That it shall be lawful for the
secretary of the treasury, with the ap
proval of the president of the United
States, to suspend temporarily the re
ceipt of silver bullion for treasury notes
at any time when he is satisfied that
through combinations or speculative ma
nipulation of the market the price of sil
ver is arbitrary, nominal or fictitious.
Sec. 7. That the silver bullion depos
ited under this act, represented by treas
ury notes which have been redeemed in
gold coin orin silver dollars may be coin
ed into standard silver dollars or any
other denomination of silver coin now
authorized by law, for the purpose of re
placing the coin used in the redemption
of the notes.
Sec 8. That so much of the act of
February 28, 1878, entitled "An act to
authorize the coinage of the standard
silver dollar und to restore its legal ten
der character,,' as requires the monthly
purchase and coinage into silver dollars
of not less than $2,000,000 nor more than
$1,000,000 worth of silver bullion be
Sec. 0. That any gain or seigniorage
arising from the coinage which may bo
executed under the provisions of this act
shall be accounted for and paid into the
treasury as provided by existing law.
Sec. 10. That silver bullion received
under the provisions of this act shall be
subject to the requirements of existing
law and the regulations of the mint sor
vice governing the methods of receipt,
determining the amount of pure silver
contained and the amount of charges o
reductions, if any, to be made.
Sec. TL-That nothing in this act shall
be constructed to prevent the purchase
fr me to time, as may be required,
of silver bullion for the subsidiary silver
Si. 12. That a sum sufficient to carry
out the provisions of this act is hereby
appropriated out of any money in the
treasury not otherwise appropriated.
Sec. 13. That all acta and parts of acts
inconsistent with the provisions of this
act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 14. That this act shall take effect
thirty days from and after its passage.
Wove Maaaraetaran Coaeolhlateil.
Cleveland, Jan. 24. Arrangements
have been completed at Chicago for the
consolidation of all the leading vapor
stoves manufacturers of the country.
The capital stock of tha concern will be
KrWO.000, and the originator or the plan,
D. A. Dangler of this city, sari that
money enough will be saved in the run
ning expanses alona to par a dividend
of 10 par east Tba cjmbination will ba
known aa tba Unitad Vapor Stove oom-paay.
The aaew Markaato.
San Fkanm, Jan. 22. -Tba
pecte are that the great snow btuckafl
on the Central Pacific railroad will ba
cleared tonight or tomorrow. Ctaa
weather is reported at all slatioaajroai
Rix klin to Truckee, w ith on or twoaa
twitions. At Ci-o the snow i fifteea
feet on the let el and in tlie driite tba
snow is three or four times as deep. Fif
teen engines are at work with tha rotary
plow near Champion's spur. Tba snow
is thrown fifteen feet on either aida-of
the track. One hundred and fifty anow
shovellers who were engi ged in digging
a trench were surprised and completely
buried by snow from the plow. They
were not badly injured. The way is now
dear to tunnel No. 13. The railroad of-
ficialssay that the road w ill surely ba
opened by tonight. Heavy slide and
drifts, however, are reported between
Truckee and Boca. A rotary plow is
clearing a road to Blue 'Ja. yon, and dur
ing the night it is exjiected to clear the
track to the two imprisoned passenger
trains bet ween Ufue t'snjon and Alia.
None of the snow slides have caved in,
nltlifinuh lliR sno' ill Home n!iiifg ia verv
heavy. The average depth of theanbw
along the sheds is twenty feet. A u
senger nmiied A. E. Lanford died of
pneumonia, superinduced by au attack
of la gripx, and was buried by men on
snow shoes at Truckee yesterday, it be
ing impossible to brenk the road to tha
cemetery. Jacob Dnntz, a snow shov
eller, -. killed nt Colfax yesterday by
being struck by a car.
The hmitr lllorkarir.
SanKkam-w o Jhii. 24. Each clay for
eight days.duriiig which the blockadeon
the Central Pacific and California A
Oregon line has continued, the Southern
Pacific offtVials have felt hopeful that
the following day would see the block
ade, raised. Fresh storms have come,
however, and the tracks have been filled
in with snow almost as soon as cleared
Xo attempt will ba made to move the
two west hound trains at Truckee nor
the four nt Reno, as the comfort of the
passengers cum be looked out for better
at these places than at any other point
in the moutiHiins. The blockade at
Cascade would prevent the passage of
trains at this point even if it was desired
to move them. It will be impossible to
do much work on the blockade between
Cuscada and Summit for some time, but
as soon as practicable a rotary plow will
lie set in motion there. On the Oregon
work is progressing as rapidly as possi
ble. N 1 1 1 i K A S K STA1 E NEWS'
May wood, Frontier county, is to have
There a o 10f) inmates of the Nebraska
soldiers' home, - .
t.Hoi couniy spent ?i i.uju last year
for new bridges.
Battle Creek support both German
anil English schools.
ThereVe 100 inmates of the soldiers'
home nt Grand island.
A movement is on foot to establish a
creamery at Clearwater.
Senator Paddock is moving to prevent
low bridges over the Missouri.
Adams l.osa new paper, theGlol just
established by Mr. Hill of Firth.
Pawnee City has found it necessary to
create the office of city plumber.
The new Omaha post-office bill calls
for an appropriation of 12,000,000.
Evening coasting parties are popular
on the seven hills of Nebraska City.
The undertakers of Clay county have
formed an association ami elected officer.
One citizen of Fremont offers a site
worth i2(VX)as a bonus for a beet sugar
Itcit Thurston county about 61,100
to try the Indians for the killing of tha
Robert Ashley has been confirmed aa
Indian agent of the Omaha and Winne
A lute survey shows that Fremo.it i
100 feet above the Ice in the Missouri
rivor at Blair.
Fremont is to be advertised bv n bird's
eye view of the city printed ujion the
backs of envelopes.
Hall county has adopted the superin
tendent system for the management of
the county poor farm.
The Nineteenth Century club is what
the intelligent ladies of Kiurim eoll
thoir latest organization.
W. F. Parker, a teacher of Amca. waa
arrested Tuesday, charged with cruelly
wiupping a twelve year old b-y.
Over half the DUbils in the fiulillft
school at Geneva are offiicted with la
grippe and the schools have closed.
Congressmen Laws and Connell hara
introduced a bill in commta for ivnlJU
building at Hasting and Beatrioa.
Dnkota City wants some enterprising
business man to come there and Urt a
lumberyard. They also Want a grain
At no time during tha winter baa
there been less than a doxen buildie-a
in couine of ereHion at Imperial, flim
At not ime during tbe winter baathaM
been lea than a dozen buildlni k
courae of construction la tha llttjaAxrs
of I inn rial
An enthusiastic railroad maatlag va
bald Wednesday at fluparior, aad CV
question of a rod from tha aootirci
1 a agitated,
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