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T S. STUliL,
O ATTOHNKVrl AT LAW.
Oillcpof Conntr Judge, Ilrownvlllo, Nehrnsk.
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' Oraduated In 1&51. Located In Ilrownvlllo 18A8.
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CUSTOM W01UC inadeto order, und llts ahvoy
iri!rnntoi(1. Ilepalrlnt: neatly and promptly don?
Jshop. No, in Mult) street, llrownvllle.Neb.
T) M. BAILEY,
HIUl'I'KH AND DK.ALKU IS
JUIO U'XVILLK, XEMIANKA.
Farmers, please call auilROtprlcus; I wnnt
to bundle your stock.
OiHt;e FJrHt National Hank.
3IAHLATT ii. K1XG,
Dry Gon'K Groceries, Howly Mado Clotlilrm,
Hoots, HIioch, Huts, CnpH, nntl it General An
rtortmotit of DrUKH ami I'atont Medicines
KB- Highest priors paid for butter nuil
EIGHT i PER CENT.
I wilt nmko Mortgage Loans
ON APFUOVKD FA11M S15CU1UTY, AT
. 8 h cS. Annual Interest.
A 0. J. STOWELL,
Attorney at Law,
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WEDDING SUITS A SPECIALTY.
ESTABLISHED IN 1856.
William H. Hoover.
Pooh ft Konornl Korl EHtato UuHlnesH, Soils
l.uiulH oti Commission, cxiudIiich Tltlos,
mulC8 DucdH, JlortgnBfH, nntl all tnHtru
inonts pertnliitni; to tho trnusfor of Ileal Eh
tiito. Has n
Complete Abstraot of Titles
In all Heal Kstato lu Nomalin County,
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First National Bank
Paid-up Capital, $50,000
Authorized " 500,000
IB PIlKPAni-JJTO THANACT A
General Banking Busines.
COIN & OUREENOY DRAFTS
n all the prlnclpnl cltlei of the
United States and Europe
Un upprovod Hecnrlty only. Time DraftR discount
p(l, mid upeclul Accommodntlnn granted to deposit
i.r. ru'iilorntn O0VK11N.MKNT HONDH,
STATE, COUNTY & CITY SECURITIES
IteeolTPd pnyahloondemand.und INTKHESTal
lowed on tlrnun-rtlllcntc ofdupoalt.
DIHKCTOKS.-Wm.TTlJen, Jl. M. Ilalley, M.A'
Ilandloy, Frank K. Johnson, I.utlior lloadley
JOHX L. CAUSOX,
A. U. DAVISON. Cashier. President
"Womlcr what Cyrus W. Field wnnta;
or docs ho play toady just for fun?
Vico rrosldunt Arthur roturncd to
his homo in Now York last week, ex
pressing tho hopo hoforo ho left that
there would bo no necessity for him
visiting Washington again before
December. Ueforo starting for Now
York tho Vico 1 'resident called at the
White House and oppressed to Mrs.
Garlleld his sympathy and congratula
tions that the Unit great danger at
least had been safely passed.
Tho Chicago Tribune is still engaged
in predicting what Vico President
Arthur would do in case ho should be
so unfortunate as to be called, through
tho death of tho President.to assume the
exocutivo chair. It should bo remem
bered, however, that the Tribune is
neither tho conlldent of tho Vice
President, nor is it a Republican paper.
It has only a malignant and malicious
purppso to gratify, which it is seeking
to do by surrounding General Arthur
with as many embarrassments as pos
siblo. SpriniJlvUl (III.) Journal.
Surgery has made rapid strides re
cently. Tho latest triumph was an
operation successfully performed by
Prof. Theodore Billroth, of Vienna,
which marks a new epoch. A cancer
ous tumor of tho stomach, near the
pylorus, was excised, with its roots.
Tho cancer occupied about a third of
the lower portion of the stomach, in a
woman 43 years of age, tho mother of
eight children. After comploto re
moval of tho tumor it was necessary to
cutout a V shaped portion of the
stomach to bring the Haps properly to
gether, after which the duodenum or
bowel was fitted to the now opening
and tho wliolo was secured by .Vt
stitches, dressed with a carbolized
solution and replaced. The operation
lasted ono hour and a half. Tho
patient speedily recovered.
The lawyers are earnestly discussing
what to do with Guiteau. Tho punish
nient provided by law is not deemed
suiliciently severe. District Attorney
Corkhill thinks Guiteau could properly
bo indicted for two distinct offenses,
making each of the two shots fired at
tho President a crime, which would
give htm sixteen years in the peniten
tiary. This idea, however, good
lawyers say is not good law, and the
extent of the punishment would be
eight years for one act. Again it is
suggested that ho be sent to an asylum
for life; but this could not bo done as
there is no law that would conllne a
person longer than tho continuance of
his insanity, and Guiteau might be
turned looso within a short time.
Guiteau himself will not set tip the
plea of insanity and ho deems ita great
insult to him to hint, even, that he is
insane. He thinks he is tiie clearest
headed cuss alive.
The most dissatisfaction found with
tho revision of the Xow Testament
seems to be among tho ilaptists, and
tho theologians and linguists of that
denomination pioposo to have a new
translation by themselves, for them
selves, to sustain their own doctrinal
peculiarities. The Uov. Dr. Anderson,
of tho liaptist Publication Society, and
tho Row Dr. Weston, of Croziei Semin
ary, will have charge of the work. Its
scope is explained by Dr. Cathcart, of
Philadelphia, who sajs, with reference
to tho new version :
There were a few Baptists on tho
committee; but we do not particularly
want a Baptist Bible; we simply di'siro
ii translation that will correspond as
nearly as may be with the original
Greek. Many things in tho King
.limes Bible were mistranslations, and
thoy have not all boon set right in the
new revision. In the third chapter of
Matthew, for instance, wo Dud the
Greek word "en" translated "in" whore
it speaks of all Judea and Jerusalem
having been baptized by John in tho
river .Jordan. That, you seo, exactly
bears out our doctrino of baptism by
immersion. But a few verses further
on wo llml the same Greek word
rendered "with." Elsowhero it speaks
of baptising with the river Jordan
not with tho waters of tho river, but
with tho Jordan itself.
This movement finds sympathy and
co-oporation in Europe as well as in
America, and tho greatest scholars of
the denomination in Great Britain will
bo engaged in tho work.
BROWNVILLE, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1881,
THE STORY OF THE ORIME,
Distriot Attorney Oorkbill's Statement.
W xsuiNOTON.July It. -VnitcdStates
District Attorney Corkhill furnishes
tho following for publication:
"Tho interest felt by tho public in
tho details of tho attempted assassina
tion, and many stories published.justify
me in slating that the following is a
correct and accurate statement con
cerning tho points to which reference
"Tho assassin, Charles J. Guiteau,
camo to Washington Sunday evening,
March 0. 1S81, unit stopped at tho Eb
bitt House, remaining only ono day.
Ho then secured a room in another
part of tho city, and has boarded and
roomed in various places, full details
of which 1 have. On Wednesday, May
13, 1881, tho assassin determined to
murder the President. He had neither
money nor pistol at tho time. About
the last of May ho wont into O'Meara's
store, corner of Fifteenth and V streets,
in this city, and examined some pistols,
Tin: i.amiist camiu:u.
IIo was shown two similar in caliber
and only different in price. On Wed
nesday, June t, ho purchased tho pistol
which" ho used, for which he paid 810
he having in tho meantime borrowed
tflii of a gentleman in this city, on tho
plea that ho wanted to pay his board
bill. On tho same evening, about 7
o'clock, he took tho pistol and went to
the foot of Seventeenth street and
practiced llring at a board, tiring ten
shots. Ho then returned to his board
ing place and wiped the pistol dry and
wrapped it in his coat and waited Ids
"Sunday morning. June l'j, he was
sitting in Lafayette Park and saw the
President leave for tho Christian church
on Vermont avenuo, and lie at once re
turned to his room, obtained his pistol,
put it in his pocket, and
FOLLOWED THE lMtESIDENT.
to tho church. IIo entered tho church,
but found ho could not kill him there
without danger of killing some ono
else. IIo noticed the President sat
near a window. After church he made
an examination of the window, and
found that ho could reach it without
any trouble, and that from this point
ho could shoot Uwj; president through
the head without killing any ono else.
"Tho following Wednesday he went
to tho church, examined the location
and window and becamo satisfied that
ho could accomplish his purpose, and
determined therefore to mako the at
tempt at the church tho following Sun
day. IIo learned from the papers that
the President would leave tho city Sat
urday, the isth of June, with Mrs. (Jar
field, for Long Branch. IIo therefore
determined to moot him at the depot.
"IIo loft his boarding place about
r o'clock Saturday morning, Juno is,
and went down to the river at the foot
of seventeenth street, and fired live
shots, to practice his aim and bo certain
ids pistol was in good order. He then
wont to tho depot and was in the ladies'
waiting room of the depot, with his
pistol ready, when tho President and
his party entered, He saw that
MKS. GARFIELD LOOKED SO WEAK.
and frail that ho had not the heart to
shoot the President in her piosence.and
as he knew he would have another op
portunity lie left the depot. IIo had
previously engaged a carriage to tako
him to tho jail.
"Wednesday evening tho President,
and his son, and, I think, United States
Marshal Henry, went out for a ride.
Tho assassin took his pistol and fol
lowed them and watched them for
some time, in hopes that tho carriage
would stop, but no opportunity was
given. Friday evening, July l, ho was
sitting on a seat in the park opposite
tho Whito House, when ho saw the
president come out alone. He followed
him down tho avenue to Fifteenth
street, and then kept on tho opposite
side of tho street up Fifteenth street
until the President entered the resi
dencoof'Secretary Blaine. IIo waited
at the corner of Mr. Morton's late resi
dence, corner of Fifteenth and Ilstreets
for some time and then, as ho was
afraid ho would attract attention, ho
wont into tho alley back of Morton's
residence, examined his pistol, and
waited. The President and Secretary
Blaine camo out together, and ho fol
lowed him over to the gate of tho
Whito House, but
COl'LD GET NO ori'OUTl'NITY
to uso his weapon.
"On tho morning of Saturday, July
2, ho breakfasted at tho Riggs House,
about 7. IIo then walked up to tho
park, and sat there for an hour. IIo
then took a one horse avenue car and
rode to Sixth street, got out, and went
into tho depot and loitered around
there. Ho had his slioes DiacKed, en
gaged a hackmaii for 82 to tako him to
tho jail, went into tho water closet and
took his pistol out of his hip-pocket
and unwrapped tho paper from around
it, which ho had put thero for tho pur
pose of preventing tho perspiration
from his body dampening tho powder;
examined his pistol carefully, tried the
trigger, hud then returned and took a
seat in tho ladies' waiting room, and as
soon as the President entered, advanced
behind him and II led two shots.
"These facts, I think, can bo relied
upon as accurate, and I givo them to
tho publio to contradict certain falso
rumors in connection with this most
atrocious of atrocious crimes."
A DD1TIONA L STATES! ENT.
Attorney Corkhill gives tho follow
ing additional statement to an Inter
Colonel Corkhill said he gave a state
ment to the Associated Press to-day,
which ho said lie did not wish to bo un
derstood as the confession of Guiteau.
IIo has the assassin's story, (which is a
very different tiling) embracing much
more than the announcement he makes
to the press. IIo gave as his reasons
for making tho publication, as follows;
"Many foolish and sentimental re
ports aio sent out, which my investiga
tions for the last ten days have shown
to bo without foundation. On such
points . is I had arrived at tho truth,
and about which 1 knew there were er
roneous theories currant, l decided to
givo an authorativo statement. I have
also discovered one or two oilier things,
not in the statement, on which 1 have
taken further testimony since it was
given to the press."
Ho said to your correspondent this
evening: "For instance, 1 find beyond
a doubt that it was
TUP. F1UST lU'LLET
that struck the President. This is tho
statement of Guiteau and others who
saw the shooting. The second ball
went in the direction of tho baggage
room. Again, I find that the dramatic
story about the assassin's exclamation,
'lam a stalwart of tho stalwarts; Ar
thur is President now,' was a pure fic
tion. His onlv words at tho commis
sion of tho deed were, "Don't let them
hurt me. Tako me to tho jail quick.'
I think I have told you this before.and
you will find various facts among these
recounted in what I gave the press that
I have told you at various times, hut I
thought best to put It out all at onco in
a consecutive manner. Now there
will bo no more ground for any one's
crediting tho sensational rumors. All
the statements I make are of such a
character that any person may tako
thoin up and verify them for himself if
ho chooses. They will bo found ac
from that ho loft with his papers?" was
"I cannot give that out," replied the
Colonel. "They were all Now York,
Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Boston
papers. None of tho western press
have contributed to his collections."
"Does Guiteau know tho President's
"No; except that he knows that he
did not die."
The ponslon otllce at Washington has
about 12,000 unadjusted claims to act
upon, yet the Commissioner lias de
cided upon tho discharge of over 100
clerks. This is necessitated from the
fact that tho appropriation mado is in
suilicient to pay them. IIo keeps just
the number ho can pay, and if the work
goes on slowly the blame must not
attach to him. Thero were about
ao.OOO claims adjusted in tho last year.
The following statement is made as to
the practice to bo followed under Gen.
Dudley, the now Commissioner:
ruder tho former practice of the
Commissioner of pensions, if complaint
was made that a soldier was wrong
fully drawing a pension, it was sus
pended and Investigated afterward, the
pensioner being kept in ignoranco of
who had made tho complaint and the
subject matter of it. This has been
changed. Tho soldier, under General
Dudley's administration, is allowed to
meet his accuser face to face and de
fend his rights, and if, upon investiga
tion, ho is not entitled to continue in
tho benefits of his pension, it is sus
pended for the reasons given. Here
after the claimant will bo notified of
the time and place where his rights to
a ponslon will bo investigated, and he
will bo permitted to cross-examine
all tho witnesses and furnish proof in
rebuttal if lie so desires. The greatest
caro and caution are to lie taken that
no unjust claims shall pass, but tho
soldier is to bo permitted a fair,
honest chance to prove his rights under
the law. Tuder tho now ruling none
will have reason to complain that tho
government is unfair in its treatment
of tho applicants, and less opportunity
will bo given for fraudulent claims to
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m.,r..w.....nr TIM tU1i tt anxfu Hif t)in
Jll'iinuin iiiiiMiiit ouj o mi vv.
demand for silver is greator than it
was last year at this time, while thero
seems to bo a demand for every bit of
paper money in tho country.
Ralph E. Bay, of Burlington, Vt.,
drowned himself at Chicago. Ho has
a brother living in Lincoln, Neb.
VOL. 26, NO. 5.
II. Braiimer, at Waupaca, Wis., was
pounded to death by three river men.
A tornado recently in the vicinity of
Fairlleld postollice, Minn., leveled
everything to the earth.
Guiteau is said tube feeling real badly
because the piosldont has suffered so
much on account of his poor marks
manship. A church roof recently fell in San
Malta, old Mexico, while the building
was crowded with worshipers, and ."(
of them wore killed, mostly women.
About twelve years ago, Guiteau was
a member of Plymouth church, Broorv
lyn, and belonged to a bible class.
Dr. Grlscom, of Chicago, finished his
fast of 45 days Tuesday of last week.
IIo used all tho water he wanted dur
ing, that time, but ate notliiiig. He
saw Tanner ami went him live better.
T. K. Pugh, son of ox-Senator Pugh,
was recently taken prisoner b, Apache
Indians in Mexico and then tortured to
death. Ills mutilated remains were
found by Mexican scouts.
At Beardstown, III., Pat. Howell and
J. S. Prathor quarreled, and tho former
At Little Rock a constable named
Frank Plain was shot and killed by
Thomas Cokely, keeper of a hotel' at
Lincoln. Nob., was stabbed to death
recently by ono Diirman.
A parly of government surveyors
have gone to survey Yellowstone Park.
On the sth Inst. 7,0 now converts to
uiormonism, from Europe, went west
ward for tho land of the saints.
Secretary Windom Is said to be an
active worker in tho temperance cause.
The St. Luois Globe Democrat copies
Watterson's screed in tho Louisville
Courier-Journal and adds: "All we
have to say Is that if the above is a
specimen of what may be done under
our boasted liberty of tho press; the
sooner tho liberty of tho press is cur
tained tho bettor for tho country."
Tho wheat crop of tho State of Ohio
will be about 'fo.ooo.ooi) bushels; that
is about 77 per cent of last year's crop.
Ex Senator Colliding has written to
the Attorney General suggesting that
the would bo murderer Guiteau should
be meted a punishment proportionate
to the position of his victim.
The following is an interesting
item about tall com In the Republican
Valley. On the -Ith of July the people
of Harlan county celebrated at Repub
lican City, and in connection with tho
usual good dinner, oration etc., they
had a sort of fair. Acorn shelter be
ing promised as a prize for tho tallest
stalk of corn, there were thirty entries,
and stalks of corn from as many differ
ent fields were on exhibition. In look
ing over tho list in tho Enterprise, we
observe that the shortest stalk except
one, was over six feet in length;
thirteen were over eight feet; eleven
were over seven feet; the balance
over nine and ten feet. The stalk that
captured the shollor was 10 feet s
inches in length. Remember, this was
on tho fourth of July, and hadn't near
ly its growth yet. This report, speaks
well for the soil of the Republican,
and the corn beats anything wo have
seen or heard of this season. We hope
they will have plenty of rain so that
the corn will get its full growth, and
produce abundance of ears correspond
ing with the stalks.
It seems that President Garlleld was
not wounded in the arm, alter all, and
that the bullet that entered his body
was tho only one of the two fired that
touched him. Tho minister from Ven
ezuela, who has made a statement to
District Attorney Corkhill. being with
in a fow feot of the President when he
was shot, says: "The pistol was pointed
squarely at his back and the muzzle
was but a few inches away, bo that it
could not possibly miss him When
he fired tho President was struck and
quivered all over, His eyes closed
partially, his joints relaxed, he began
to fall forward, and was half way down
when Gultoau fired again.. .IIo fired
wildly this time It was tho ffrst
shot that took effect, tho second passed
over him as ho was falling."