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"TEE EED CLOUD CHIEF.
A. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
According to the census of-1882, Ja
paa then bad in her public school 2,
979,795 students, awl in private institu
A contract for building ten locomo
at $8,000 each, delivered, has just been
taken by an Eastern company, which
sold locomotives precisely similar only
a little over a year ago for $15,000.
The natives of the Island of Chilco,
use the shell of a crab, as a.barometer.
-Tn dry weather it is nearly white, but
on the approach of rainy or stormy
weather it is flecked with red spots! In
a wet season it is red.
A New Jersey capitalist has set 100,
000 South American cocoanut plants on
1,000 acres of seacoast land in Southern
.Florida at a cost of $40,000. He ex
pects that in six years these trees will
pav ten per cent, on an investment of
The death of the Duke of Bucoleuch
leaves Mr. Gladstone the lest survivor
of the famous cabinet of Sir Robert
Peel. Jn spite of their subsequent poli
tical estrangement, the Duke and llr.
Gladstone always remained on the most
A great mill was opened May 1 near
Wheeling, 'W. Va., for the manufacture
of cut nails from soft steel instead of
iron, now used. This may inaugurate
a great change in a business which now
turns out 6.000,000 kegs of iron cut
nails yearly. The age of steel is upon
Rotal Cottle, a prominent fruit
raiser of San Jose, Cal., backed In
other orchardists, has filed a petition in
the Superior Court for a writ prohibit
ing the County Assessor from assessing
his trees, claiming them to be exempt
as growing crops. The intention was
to make this a test case.
The town of Atkinson, Me., has a
inan whose principal trade is black
smithing. He has in one corner of his
shop a dentist's chair, and will stop at
any time to relieve anyone suffering
with toothache. When business is, dull
in these two branches, he is transformed
into a lawyer. In addition, he is a very
The new system of interlocking rail
road switches was recently put into op
eration on the Pennsylvania Railroad at
Dillersville, and was said to work finely.
The switches were of the same kind as
those used at the Broad Street Statiou,
Philadelphia. They control all the tracks
of the Reading as well as of the Penn
sylvania Railroad, being operated by a
series of levers in a telegraph tower
erected specially for the purpose. By
the new system it is impossible for col
lisions to occur at this rather dangerous
crossing if the signals are properly ob
served. The officers in the new tower
have control of all trains on the Penn
sylvania Railroad as far east sis Witmer
Station, and as far west as Landisville
and Mountville, respectively.
The Russian Finance Minister attrib
utes the gloomy condition of finance,
trade and industry in Russia to the com
petition of the United States, Canada
and India as the wheat-exporting coun
tries. This stagnation in the corn trade,
it is added, affected land owners, who
consequently bought less of manufac
turers. Manufactured goods also suf
fered from over-production, chiefly as
regards cotton goods and railway roll
ing stock. Mr. Kennedy. Secretary of
the British Embassy at St. Petersburg,
in referring to these circumstances, ob
serves that the tone of the Minister's
statement on the budget estimates for
the current year, is "despondent;" that
the report anticipates no improvement,
while it announces the necessity for in
creased taxation as a means of raisins
the revenue and developing manufac
An event, the importance of which to
cattle-raisers can hardly be estimated,
has occurred in Arizona, in Sulphur
Valley,' hitherto streamless and decided
to be in all respects of the common typo
of dry valleys which are so abundant in
that Territory. An enterprising citizen
was led to experiment for water bj' bor
ing last month with an artesian well ap
pVance. At the shallow depth of thirty
eight feet water was struck water that
rose to the surface and is now giving a
a steady stream of from forty thousand
to fifty thousand gallons every twenty
four hours. Within a distance of eight
miles, eight of these wells have been
sunk, none of them deeper than eighty
three feet, the flow from which is twenty
five thousand to fifty thousand gallons
of water in twenty-four hours. The
water already obtained in this way is
sufficient to water at least thirty thou
sand head of cattle, besides affording
sufficient irrigation to maintain the
gardens that a population 'attending
the stock would require, and perhap.
tree plantations for the relief of stock
from the sun and wind. If the success
which has attended the former operation
continues to the line, the artesian wells
of this part of Sulphur Springs Vallei
will supply water for at least one hut
Ired bead of stock.
IKE WORLD'S DOLNGS
A Summary of the Daily News.
FROCEEDIXGS OF CONGRESS.
In the Senate, on the 10th, Mr. Infills
from the Committee on Judiciary, reported a
bill to establish another judicial circuit by
dividing the Eighth Circuit, which noir em
braces the districts of Minnesota. Iowa, Mis
souri, 2ebra.Ua, KauttF. Arkansas and'-CoIo-raclo.
;,The KiVhth Circuit under this bill
includes the dietricU'of Nebraska. Kansas,
Arkansas and Colorado. The .Ninth Circuit
includes the district of Minnesota ami Mis
souri. The Chair laid lefore the M-nate a
resolution offered Thursday by Mr. Morirau.
directing the Committee on Hnancc to ex
amine into the cases of the recent fuilutcs
of National bonks urnl see whether rtich
failures are due to violation and ova"? ions of
I he law on the part of otlicers or directors or
the hunks. The resolution was referred to
the Committee on Klnhnce In the House
Mr. Hurd, from the Committee on Ways and
Mean, morel to suspend tuc rules and pas
the bill to ul)!lsb" uiscrinilnntinir duticion
work- of art and productions of ioreifrn awl
American artirt. The biil imposes a duty or
ten per cent, ad vnlorem on all works of art.
whether the production is of foreign or
Ameripan arttts. Messrs. KutMJnv-JJclniont
and llurd spoke in favor of and.3Ir. lloutelle
against it The motion was but by yeas K,
naviOTy., The Consular and Mnlomiitie. i-
propnatloti bill pussed; ulso the Army and
lifinei 01 ,o:uiauia appropriation inns.
In the Senate, on the tilth, the bill passed
jxtenilinp to August, ISM. the time to com
mence laying- cable authorized by the net of
AujnistS, IMtJ. On motion of Mr. I'almerthe
hill piovidinjr for the construction or a puli
lie buitdiuc at Detroit wa. passed. It provides
that not more than $..( shall be -x-pended
for the kite and building. The
Agricultural Appropriation bill was
bunsed without division. On motion of
Mr. Mandci-fon. the Senate pued the
House hill uuthoninp the construction
'if u bridge acroM the Missouri in ilouglas
County. Nebraska. ...In the House, the Senate
lincnihceuts to the Dinulcv Shippinc ''ill
were non-concurred in. The House ptoceeb-d
to the consideration of the Indiana contest d
election case of Messrs. Enli-h and I'ceie.
The majority resolution declared Mr. Wil
liam K. Knirlish duly elected a member of the
rorty-elshth Congress. The House adjourned
with debate on the bill still pending.
I.v the Senate on the 21st a resolution
ratlin? on the President for information con
;exninjj the appointment of a Commissioner
to examine certain sections of the Northern
Pacific Kallroad was referred to the Judiciary
Committee jeas :7, nays 3. A bill was
passed authorizing the construction of n
brldjro across the Missouri at Sibley. Mo.
fnanimous consent was obtained to put the
following bills upon passage namely, the bill
permittinz the erection of a bridjre'arrose tin
Missouri at White Clou I. Kas.; another across
the same river near Kulo, Ka: unoih-r
across tite same river betw een its mouth 'and
the' mouth of the DakctaU. on the Janice
itiver; another across, the Mississippi be
tween ST. Paul and Natchez, and an
other across the Illinois Kiver bc
twerti it? mouth and Peoria: also a
bill authorizing the ltellinham liny Itall
way & Navigation Compaey to build briilires
in the Territory of Washington .. The House
resumed the coii.:derutoii of the Cnglish
I'ecile contested election -case.- Mr. Hart
jtb-red asu substitute for the majority reso
lution the resolution of the miuontvconflrni
iiurthc right of Mr. Pcelle to.thc seat. A:
the conclusion ot the roll call, when it was
'vident that the substitute had tecn agreed
to. Mr. Springer, who had voted in the nega
tive, changci his vote to the affirmative tor
tin- putpo-eof moving for a reconsideration.
I'heMite watheiiannoiinvd ytas.lL'i; nays.
1 IT. Mr Springer immediately moved for
a reconsideration and Mr Hunt moved to lay
that motion on the table, pendinp which Mr"
Converse moved to adjourn. The motion w.i
carried yeas, ill); nays, IIS amid app!au-e
on theDemucratic side.
The Senate, on the 22d, took tip the bill
to prohibit the mailing of newspapers and
other publications containing, lottery adver-ti-fin-::ts.
Mr. Vet objected to its consider
ation, and the Senate, by a vote of yeas and
."7 nays, decided not to consider the "bill, and
it goe-. to the foot of the calendar. The Ttah
bill was laid aide and the S'-nate resumed
consideration ot the Labor Statistics bill.
Pending debato the Senate adjounu-d.. The
lions.- icsumed eoiisjd.T.ition of the Knglish
Pcelle contested eleetiim case, the pending
luestiou beingon amotion to table the motion
and ri-coiiM'derthe vote by which the House
igreed ti the minority reAohition confirming
Peelle and his right to a seat, a substitute tor
the minority re-olution. The motion to table
was lost by a tie jeas. Mi; nays. 132. The
question then recurred on motion to recon
sider, and it was agreed to by yeas list, nays
If). Tito riuestion recurring ou the minontv
resolution, it was lot yeas. 1:; nays. lr.i":
ind the majority resolutions were adopted
jea-. i:; nayX TzT. Mr. Knglih then ap
peared at the bar of the House and took the
jatli of ollice.
I.v the House on the iU Mr. BInir yielded
to Mr. Logan, who.asked and obtained unani
mous consent to take tip nnd dispieof tlie
Annual Pension Appropriation bill, which was
then taken up and in a few minutes pased as
reported bv the Senate committee. The Labor
Hurcau bill was tbeu taken up and Mr- Wair
withdrew a numtjcr-or umendmentc. leavinir
the bill a it came from the House. Mr.
Aldrich moved a substitute, which was agreed
to; yea.-..1S: nays. IS: and.t'he bill, as amended,
then passed: yeas. .".5; nays, 2; thenays being
Colquitt and Snulbburv. Adjourned to Monday
In the House Mr. Kellogg offered a resolu
tion statingthat in theinve-ugationof theStar
Itoute ea-j-s before the Committee on Eipen
Siture in the Depart mi'itt of Justicc.'evidencei
had been taken reflecting on his character
and instructing that committee to'lnvestigate
hi-, alleged eonnectiou. with the Star itoute
s'-rvice. The matter was laid on the table.
Tiie house at Its evening session passed fortv-
six pension bills, including- one for hltv dot
lars pc-r month to the widow of General Ord,
POLITICAL AM) VEItSOXAT-
The Louisiana Legislature elected James
B. Eustis United States Senatorto succeed
TnK Ohio Democratic State Committoa
fixed on Columbus as the place and June
21 and 25 as the time for holding the next
The Democrats of tho Fifth Indiana Con
gressional district, in convention at Blooiu
ington, renominated C. C. Matson on the
Prince Victor, tho Napoleonic lender of
France, has fallen heir to 40,000 from somo
Zebehr Pasha sent messengers by three
distinct routes to Khartoum to discover
General Gordon's fate. It was expected
the messengers would return in August.
Henry F. Gillio, President of tho Amer
ican Exchange in Paris, gave a dinner re
cently to Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor
of "Liberty Enlightening the World."
TnE wooden suspension bridge o-ertho
Scioto River at Portsmouth, O., fell the
other morning, carrying down twochildren,
who were on it, and both were drowned
A general strike by the Pennsylvania
iron workers in Juno was regarded as im
probable. It was understood that several
firms would sign the scale when presented
by the Amalgamated Association,"' and
this would prevent other manufacturers
from holding out who might be disposed
to fight for a reduction.
The duty on cattle and sheep has been
doubled by tho French Government, and
LcFaris says the French artists will avenge
the refusal of the United States Congress to
reduce the duty.on works of art. They will,
the paper says, demand that the French
salon exclude the works of American ar
tists. The railroads interested in Missouri
River business had a meeting at Chicago,
and decided to advance lumber rates to
points on that river from fifteen to eigh
teen cents between Chicago and these
Texas hod nnothsr de'iie of rain on the
21st. In places the fall ruugjd from four
to eight inches in twenty-four hours. Se-riou-i
washouts occurred. Tho rain was
accompanied by tornadces.
II. C Blanchakd, a coffee merchant of
Richmond, Va., failed recently.
Postmaster General Gresrav has
ordered that all n.ail matter heretofore
sent from Now Yoik, New Orleans and
Galveston to Mexico by sea shall here
after be sent via El Paso, Tex., over the
Mexican Central Railroad.
Tub Committee on Public Health report
.that it would be unwise to confer apon the
National Board of Health the manage
ment of quarantine and epidemics, but it
would be best to have it where it now rests,
under charge of Dr. Hamilton.
,It has been agreed to report favorably
in Congress a bill granting the Kansas
City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad the right
of way through the Indian Territory.
MiNfSTER.Mor.TON has written to Premier
Ferry, of France, denying that the Hou-.e
of ReprsetitativeT,j"''cted the bill reduc-'
ing tUe duty on work oaiti..or that the
House applauded the vote.
It was reported tho Bank of Montreal
exported eight million dollars in gold to
New York during tho recent financial
The council of the Nebraska diocese of
th Prote-tant Episcopal Church, on tho
twenty-second ballot, elected Rev. Dr.
"Worthington, of Detroit, Mich., Bishop of
Nebraska, in place of Clarkson, deceased.
The Supreme Court at Yankton, D. T.,
reversed the decision of the lower court on
the question of the location of the Capital.
The decision is in I ayor of Bismarck. An
appeal has been taken to the United States
Supremo Court, which will delay removal
two or three years.
Mcrcia was the principal city damaged
by the floods in the southeastern part of
Spain. The roads were rendered impassa
ble, bridges destroyed, and travel sus
pended. Twenty persons were reported
Failures for tho past soven days in tho
United States wereV'12; in Canadu, twenty.
Total, "52 an increase of twenty-throe.
Loud St. Leonards, who was indicted
for indecent assault upon a servant girl in
England, was convicted. Court reserved
The French brig Senorine, iwith fifty
three passengers and nina of her crew,
sunk to the eastward of the Great Banks.
All perished. She left St. Malo, Franc,
on the ."ith of March, laden with a general
caro, bound tor S,t. Pierre, nnd succumbed
to the gale, on the oth of May.
A row boat containing four men cap
sized the other morning at Port Huron,
ami Thomas Mooney, John Ford and
Thomas McEwan were drowned.,
Tin: Eureka paper mill at Bridgeport,
Pa., owned and operated by D.iger & Cor,
burned. Los. il.OJO: partly injured.
L. L. Majors wa-t hanged at Oakland,
Cal., on the S3J, for the murder of W. P.
Henowden and a matt named Mdntyro,
aooutr a year ago. Majors made a desper-
ate attempt to escape just before he was
bung, knocking down his guards and get
ting into the -street, but he was captured i
1 by two firemen, who broke his arm, after
which he was executed.
A.WXIX of natural gas, of eight thous
and horse-power, was struck in Pittsburgh
at a depth of fifteen hundred feot.
A Lad of eleven years, living with his
uncle in Will County, III., hatiged himself
in a barn rocuutly.
Rumors that Union Pacific would pas
its quarterly dividend carried that stock
down five points in Wall street, one day
recently, and Central Pacific followed with
a decline of three points. New Jersey
Central fell from U"to fT', but reacted M
j0. Puliman aud Northwestern each
An Italian murderer, named Sabnti
Alexander, killed himself in his coll at
In a farm bouse eight mils .front Ports
moutbO., Samuel Ookermnn, his wife ami
eldest daughter were burned to death after
six small children had been rescued.
A rAL':stiATTA, La., special of the 23th
said: The heaviest rains on record have
fallen heie during tlie pas fen days-, nnd
the river is higher than for a number of years
Crops nre suttering, and bands rre tinnblo
to work. All the cse ks and bayous of
any, consequence are welling into im
mense 'propo tions, and planters and busi
ness men are very much discouraged.
Tiis Senate was not in session on the
24r.h. In the House a bill was reported to
permit L. K. Reynolds, of the navy, to re
ceive the Order of Francis Joseph from
the Emperor of Austria for the saving of
the lives of eleven Austrian sailors at sea.
Robinson, of New York, protested, and
spoke of Reynold's as a "dude," which J
created considerable excitement. The bili
passed, Robinson not succeeding in mus
ttrin enough members to call for the yeas
and nays. The Bureau of Auimal Industry-bill
was finallv disposed of.
A railroad collision at Savannah, N.Y.,
an the 2otb, caused the death of four per
sons aud the injury of seven others.
The fire at the oil works of th Atlantic
Refining Company at Thi'adlphia con
tinued to burn on tho 2oth hot it was
thought the danger was past. Thu estimate
phiccl the 1--1SS at about .sJ00,0OO.
The Commit te- on Ways and Means re
cently continued tho consideration of tbaf
portion of the Hewitt Tariff bill relative
to the administration of tlie present law.
While having taken no vote on the ques
tion of considering that part of the bill
proposing a reduction of tarift", members
of tha.couiraittec say positively it will nol
be discussed in- committoe. ,
Father Uonipace. has brought stilt
against the1 Boston 7vadfor?10C,0C0 dani
nges for associating his name with a cer
tain crooked money transaction.
An insane woman named Edmont, living
in St. Louis, murdered her two infants,
'Sunday, anil attempted the murder of an
other child nnd of herself. She was tht
wife of a rnilrojid engineer and formerly
lived at Poplar' Bluff, Mo., nnd had rela
"tfves living.in-Cowley: County. Kis. '
Eno, the defaulting New York bank
president, is missing. Warrants were out
for his arrest.
Hanlet, one of the principals in the lat(
prize fight organiz"il in Omaha and
fought in Saunders County, Neb., after a
trial of a week was sentenced to thre
years at hard labor in the penitentiary.
The case was to be taken to the Supreau
James D. Fisn. tho President of tho de
funct Marin- Bank, of New York, wna
jailed on th 2.V.h on the.charge of misap
propriatiri'thu tundsof the bank in col
lusion with the firm of Grant & Ward.
S. J. Drake drvlincd the nomination ol
President of the New York S:ock Exchange.
NKBKASKA STATE NEWS.
Thk Omaha Bcr threaten1? to stinz a pro
tessiotial '"masher" if be don't subside.
The Stanton creamery has commenced
Thk Catholicsof Ponca are building a S5,
Pickpockets arc ssld to be doing a profit
4ble business at the B. & M. depot at
Colonel AVar.vek, of Dakota County,
expects to gather over one tbousaHdJJiuhcls
af apples from his orchard this year.
Kr.v. J. J. Flkhauty, founder and first
President of the Wesleyan University at
Fullerton. died in Florida recently.
Ii. D. Su.VKiL.iof tincoln. has been
awarded the contract for building the peni
tentiary at Santa Fc, N. M.. tocostSl."0,000.
While Mr. August Doll and his.' wife,
of Omaha, were out riding recently tiiey
were thrown from the hiiciry and Mrs. Doll
Lsexiously.iujuredabont the head."
Mr. M. Elack, a traveling dealer in fancy
erocerie.'. was held up by two men a
Omaha the other night and Tobbed of t800;
There is considerable moitality amoiig
hogs reported in various sections. One
Saunders Countv fanner bustainctl a loss of
51, 000 in three weeks
Denises April there was filed upon at
laiui-ofiicc tt Valentine, l7 1 claims, or a
loo.GCO acres, and at the jiresent time
claims -a day are being taken.
A renewal of dress pantiles and music
by thu Militarj- Hand is decidedly pleasing
to the people of Omaha.
The new building just erected by Mr.
Charles Slatterly. at Lincoln, was burned
the other ni','ht. Two other l:nildirt:s one
occupied by G. W. Gale, and tlie other by
the grocery store of .lohu Jones, were aI.-o
burned. Loss about 5-1.000; partially in
bttretL Supposed to be the work of au in
cendiary. The late convention of druggists at Oma
ha was attended by fully two hundred drug
gists of the State. The meeting next year
will be held at Omaha the second Wednes
day in May.
A MKKTiNts of the State Hoard of Agri
culture was held ireeiitly at Omaha. There
weie present Chairman Rarker, Sixret.iry
Furnas and Messrs. .Jensen, White, Me
Intyre. Dinsmore, l?over.- and Treasurer
Hartiuan. J. H. Wheeler, as sjMfi:;! sta
tistician of the United States Agricultural
Jepartitieiit, preseutetl his line of work and
:iskel the board to make an appropriation
to not exceed seven dollars per month to
publish the same for distribution. The re
quest v.as granted. Mr. Druse reiorted
that be had arranged with certain stick
breeders to Have a respectable showing at
the Fair. Messrs. Nye, Daniels. JIaivey
and 1 lailey will sell and exbibiL The boanl
retains the right t take five per cent, of
sales from any exhibitor, and also allows
them to chose their own auctioneer.-..
D. L. lltv.HES, a college student, w:is
drowned in the Blue River recently, about
one mile north of Crete.
The President has -nominated John D.
Seaman Receiver of Public Monevsat North
J. H. RiET.t.: of Lincoln, recentlv dis-
i appeared and it was feared had comniitt'tl
suicide. Several weeks ago he saitL.he
wiiiim live just twenty uavs louder, ine
th,ic M "1 ,m. ',a-v of. ,,Ls tli-appcar-
' aitcc, and he quit work saying that he had
doae the last day s work he would ever no
in this earth. It is thought he drowned
Five special trains of seven coaches each
i re-.'entlv took a Methodist excursion of over
sjctcn hundred people to Omaha.
The Rank of North Rend has filed its
cljirier with the Secretary of State. Capi
Major Franklin Sweet, Inspector
General of the Nebraska National Guard,
has been ordered to make an examination at
otice of the companies of the First IJegi
nieut and Company A, First Light Artillery.
The order rails for a critical inspection of
the militia, in order to bring to the knowl-
edge of tho Executive Department the exact
j condition of the militia as to their dis
, cipline, drill, soldierly appearance, anus,
finuor.es and general elhcleucy.
Severvi. weeks sinee a Lancaster
County couple procured license at Lincoln
and then went into Saunders County auti
were married. Being iufonued that the
marriage was irregular. and.althonglL the
statute lias a saving clause that provides for
cases in which the ceremony!? b performed
by an unauthorized person, but in which the
contracting parties act in good faith, they
were not disposed to haveuny doubt hang
ing over their matrimonial matters, and ac
cordingly leturued to baiuuler-t Comity, pro
TJred. a second license and were again
A NUitr.Eit of newspaper reporters were
summoned as witnesses in the trial of
ilanley, the prize lighter, at Walioo.
The first frht train with air brakes
ever used jiassed through Lincoln the other
morning. It was Irom Chicago nnd 'bound
i for Denver. The train had twenty-three
' cars of dead freight and three private
coaches, containing a number of railroad
i officials. The exi-eriiuent is pronounced a
success, n mane twenty-seven mnen an
hour and much time was saed in 'stopping,
and no damage to goods trout concussious
The Democratic State Convention met at
Lincoln on the 22L H. I. I Unman, of
Lincoln County, was chosen Chairman. J.
Sterling Morton. James E. Boyd, W. JI.
Mtiuger and Tobias Castor were elected
delegates at large to tiie National Conven
011. James E. North, G. W. Johnson. B.
I. Uinmau anil Charles- J. Rowlby were
elected alternates. The convention then
dissolved into district conventions, and the
first district elected G. P. Marvin, of Rich
aritson, and John A. Crcightnn. of Douglas
delegates, and C. W. Pool, of Johnson, and
J. A. Yaiidemark. of Saunders, alternates.
Thesecond district elected R. A. Beatty, of
Adams, ami J. A. Rittenhouse. of Hamil
ton, as delegates; J. W. Ferguson, of
Kearney, and J. R.- Kennedy, of Ilariau.
alternates. The third district elected
Patrick; Dahy, of Holt, and Judge John G.
Iliggius, of Platte, delegates; S. G. Glover,
of Washington, aud H. G. Bonesteel, of
Knox, alternates. .s -
The Nebraska State Iloincropathic So
ciety met at Omaha- on the 22d. The at
tendance was very large. Very able japers
were read during tiie session by Drs. rur
ccil, of Omaha; Lighter, of "Xincoln:
I'cpoon, of Fremont; Caldwell of Nebraska
Citv, and others.
Scotia Is said to be booming.
THKRepnblican State Central Committee
met at'Omahit recently and fixed the dat
for holding the Stata.Conveution .August'
27, at Omaha. A full Slate ticket and five
Prcsulential'elecfors anfto'be nominated.
The woman who was supposed to have
recently deserted her four children at Cen
tral City was found a few days ago lying
alongside the track, near Omaha, in a helj
less condition, having either jumped or
iaL'cn from the train while it was in mo
tion. Bovn's packing house at Omaha lias shut
down for the summer season. Lately siv
hundred head of hogs were being killed
daily at the packing house.
Two men were recently arrest ed at North
Piattc and sent to Texas, where they are
wanted for murder. I
FLUOD AND ST0KM.
Bald Condition or Thing Alone th 3TUI
I ftlMippl Kiver -Storm la Ohio.
Cairo. Ii.t, May 20. Tlie condition of
the country throughout that section border
ln on Davis Bend, located twenty-five
mines below Vicksburg, is in a sad plight
wots-e jirobably than at any other jKiint on
the'MissIssippi River. The water still re
mains knee deep on the plantations, and tho
planters have given up all hopes of raising
. jrop this year, and have been obliged to
pay the expense necessary in getting tlie
negroes and their families to such poiuts as
will enable them to gain the actual neces
saries of life. The whole country is abso
lutely destitute of provisions, and tiie exo
dns of the poqr negro is necessary to
vade starvation. Parties of thirty
id forty have been' leaving there
bv evcrv boat for several weeks, gouts
in even direction, many seeking the higher
elevations up the Arkansas and White
Rivers. Others passing here were destined
tor almost any jxiint on the Ohio or upper
Mississippi which seems to promise them a
living. Last week, about two hundred
negroes and their families, all valuable
farm laborers, and hard to replace at an
price, left Point Pleasant, La... in Davi
Uend, on one boat, and disembarked at
Terrene, Miss., destined for the Upper Ar
kansas and White, the exicue being borne
by the white planters, who. rather than see
l he poor people surfer, have contributed stif
lieieut means, to help them away. TheToss of
this valuable labor can not be as fully sus
tained as the ravages of the waters, and
while tiie Hoods at an early day promise to
return to the river bed. no improvement ot
: wuulitioii of things mvu be anticipated
jn the absence of the bone and sinew which
is to build, plant and renovate.
Coi.rMiurs. O., May 20. A heavy wind
and ntin storm visited the village of Tarl
ton. Pickaway County, yesterday afternoon.
About thirty honses were unroofed, being
nearly the whole village. Fences welt
blown down, trees uprooted and a man
named K'TsIuit dangerously hurt by a fall
ing blacksmith shop. The same storm
pas-iil in tlie vicinity of Lancaster, Fayette
County, where several buildings were un
reoted and the amphitheatre at the fair
4! omuls and race course destroyed. Sev
eial hotses were killed by falling bams.
LOTS OF KOMI.
Hold Almost by the Ducket at Crcur
it"Al-ne for Enterprising Miners.
Svi.t Lake. Utah, May 20. II. Pem
..ri'k. editor of the Cienr d'Alene Pioneer,
u lib-" in a private letter that on leaving
Belknap with the printing outfit there were
twelve in the irty, each laden with one
numbed and fifty pounds of freight; thz;
the trail was -bare for the riscof the sleds
j:i some iarts and the loads had to be
packed from a quarter to half a mile at a
treteh. They crossed Eagle River twenty--even
times in a dfstince of ten miles. One
"if the party was drowned while crossing
he river on a foot lug. He idippod
and fell into the rushing torrent, and v.as
-unk by the weight he carried. The writer
x.his: Now I am here and you want to know
shout the country. I have had good opjior
'uultics. to see what it is here, and when I
ied you it is the greatest gold country I have
ivr heard of or seen I tell you what can be
orovtn lieyoud the least doubt. Every
ialni that has been opened pays big. and
many are taking out five hundred dollars
;er .:iy. The gold is coarse and of the
iiiesj grade. Those who rushed in
.li-re in tlie midwinter can not be
sl.imeii for their false reports, but
tow that the snow k gone and
:he evidence is presented to one's
wn eyes, the true status: of the country
will be properly represented abroad. You
Aon't hear anymore of those '"No Gold"
torms about the .Cteur d'Alene. Tlie
onntry is absolutely rich and extensive.
There is an inexhaustible Held for tlie
nydraulic miners, ami rich quartz lodes have
-itely been found which gnarantee the suc
cs of the Coeur d'Alene as a mining
oimtry for many years. There will be ten
thousand men engaged in business before
next sunimor. I am doing a big business
ind tlie Pioneer is a general favorite
throughout the country. My expenses are
jnornious. The town of Murray, above
uere, is looming up.
Condition of the Crop In tho Western and
Chicago, May 21. Crop reports received
by the Farmer's Review, up to May 19, aro
to thu effect that the conditions for both
wheat and corn are better, but
the general situation b by no means
reassuring as' yet. Winter wheat
beginning to head and spring wheat is grow
ing well, with generally good prospects in
Illinois. Certain sections report improved
indications for winter, but the crop for the
State at large promises to fall short of the
average. The spring wheat prosects in
Iowa are good, but corn planting
Is greatly delayed. Michigan predict
a small wheat crop, and harvest two weeks
late. In Minnesota and Wisconsin the wheat
prospects have improved the past two weeks.
Keutuckv and Tennessee report improved
wheat prospects, while certain counties
In Kansns predict not to exceed half
a crop. Other counties of Kansas continue
to send in very favorable reports. Ohio
and Indiana report fair prospects, only for
wheat. In certain sections of Missouri the
chinch bug is feared. Dakota prospects are
A Kansas City TruRedy.
Kansas City, May 20. This morning, al
the city hospital, Darfus Weaver, a negro
patient, in a violent fit of insanity,
attempted to bum down the building;
setting fire to the bed of a paralytic
named Sikes, whom he held on the
flame.. The fire was subdued, whet:
the maniac made a rush at John Ilughes, ac
aged patient, and cut his throat from ear tc
ear. The hospital stewaid. Dr. Winfrey,
closed with the negro, and was struck
a terrible blow over the head with
an adz handle. Dr. Winfrey then" drew hij
revolver and shot the infuriated maniac dead.
Hughes is lying hi a very low condition,
while Dr. Winfrey Is Severely injured. Dar
f ti? Weaver 1 pauper shipped in from
up the river last January.
Scalded to Death.
Ckkston, Lv., May 2ft. Late a night a
frefght'train became stalled going up the
Villisca hill. The conductor got off the
train to tiag the nest train following, when
the las't two cars of his train broke s
coupling and started back down the hilL
The engineer and fireman of tiie approacn
ing train jumped and escaped, but the onlj
occupant of the detached way-car, C E
Swain, was asleep, and he did not awaker
until the car ran into the engine. He wai
b:idly scalded, and died ki a short- time
Swain was an emignmt.on his. way to Xe
braska with his stock arid household goods
His hoiiu; was at Coldwater, Mich.. vhn
.ie lea'-iis, a wife aud one chihL
THE CAGED SWINDLER,
Ferdinand "tVartl, llnhlnd the Bar or I.nrf
low Strrt Jul! lie OccnpUn the Kooni
"Wher the Fninnns William M. Tml
Died Deputy Wnnleii Kicrnaa Will
Wutch M ell his Three Hundred Thousand
New York. May it.
Ferdinand Ward, the captive swinJii-rv
watched by Deputy Sheriff Brown, sl-pt
last night in the Sinclair House. lit
spent most of to-day in Receiver Davi-s"
ollice. Mr. Davis read and reread papers
with Ward and others to anunlimited ex
tent. He said that he had heard th-: Mr
Ward could easily have obtained t:.i
SoOO.000 bail, but had refused to accept
it, knowing that he would probably : -.
arrested immediately on other su.'s,
which might run the ball up to two m -lions.
Deputy Drown sat all !..
in one position, looking straight a
Ills prisoner. The prisoner represent -.
to him a responsibility of ;,' Al. At
5:20 the ollice was cleared. Almost tht
last to leave trere Deputy Sheriff Brow
ami his prisoner. They slipped quiet:. -out
of the side door oti Wall street an
walked to the offices of Butler, btlliUi-.-
taken to rrtisov.
There they were met by Sidney Green.
Ward's brother-in-law, and tv Order i
Arrest Clerk Moore, with whom they Mr
the office. Half an hoar later a
hack, with two white horses, drew
up in front of Ludlow Street Jai.'.
and the coachman got down ai
rang the bell with all his might, wh.
Ward, Brown, Moore and Green stepped
out of the carriage. Deputy Warden Kier
nan unlocked the three iron d-or sepa
rating tlie prisoner' room from the street
aud Ferdinand Ward preceded bj h;s
faithful custodian, who still diplomatical
ly said, "Step this way, Mr. Davis a:..!
take a look at things." Mr. Ward was
led into an inside ollice by
Deputy Brown, who still cailet
him Davis, and there swore that be
was able to snpjiort himself and wou"-.
pay for his board. Mr. Kiruan gave .--.
receipt for his body. Ward sat for cr.
hour in tiie prisoners' room with h.s
brother-in-law. At 7:."0 o'clock they were
taken to the room which Ward is to oc
cupy, fronting on Ludlow street.
cojiKOi:r.iLi: o.rxr.1 Kits.
The gas was lighted and the roo-a
small, comfortably furnished, was wry
cheery. Ward brightened up for the first
time since mortiiiigaudhtshreihi-r-in-iaw
laugned when invited by Kii-rnan to loo-,
through tne window aad-admire "Goose
town," as that section of Ludlow street
is called. Mr. Ward Iauahed, ton. quite
naturally. "I guess," said lie, "I snail
be all right here among tin ge-se if zir
foxes get in among them. T!--n
the warden went away to order
some supper for the new prisoner
and to see about getting him a bed, ami
the couple were left alone. The room ir.
which Ward is to stay is the one in wia;h
Tweed died April 12, six years ago. T:.e
watch of the prison wiil be augmented to
six men, and two will have the speciil
dutv of watching Ward, both aleej an;
awake. "At no time," said Kiernan,
"will he be left unguarded. I am re
sponsible for the prisoners, and I'il look,
out for him as carefully as I would ?0,
000 with legs."
TIIE I'AILIMIAL KLMIS
Commune bj Cable 1111 the Situation Noth
ing Further In the Outlook of a Threaten
lug Nature All Ouiet Alone the Lines.
Nlw Voiik. May gi.
The following cab.e correspondence
passed between Gould and V;
the financial situation:
. New York. Mar 21. 1-S4.
To W. H. Vaniiekhilx. i onitiMi Mnce vonr
departure the failure of Ciroat & Ward, the
Murine Hank, tire Mi-fropolitan Hank mwI oth
ers have so rr-at:y iL-tia bc. tone lent tlutt
SooJ securities have futfercd n larre ii preci
sion in common with jxr rones. btiLto-luv
ve ba-e a st,ilir market and a better le-1-ln,'.
Hhh no tunl.er fa Itirr sand none uki'v to.
oieur. Mr. aay, opened Ids Coorstivilav utid
kcerpfd all or his outsta.iJin priv i.ij.'e.
1 think maners will continue to im
prove. The new jool bet.nen the tmn!r
lines on a moncv ba- s were cmn
pleted and sfpniil tcwiay. Mr. link is now
coiiiderinfr an mlxanee of easr iMiiitd rate
to twenty cents, which he wij.-jrobtbly oni r.
All the threatened disturb.Huces lunon-c tnt
nwds west of t h.caj-'O have tieeu averte.l.
Tliecropiro-p-c:thiouh-.ut the W--t ami
outh and Northwe: wen. ni-ver Uio.iiijr
inor- prosperous than now. w hith wul ruar.iii
tee a large fall busme-s.
Isi'i-nedJ J.w Got'Lii.
London. Jfiiv "i.. Issj.
To Jav GorT.n. N"w York:
Very much oblT-d for yonr m"ssffe. My
advice-- look s il the depressinr ir.tlifiiei s e'r
the oust were irtontovi-r. 1 think ynu wiU
Cnd the results nil' te Li iu-cir'lmieewith the
vie'vs exrresav.d in jour ibspntcli.
t-ijeaedj W. if. .soerdii.t.
The pools referred to by Mr. Would in
his dispatch to W. II. Vanderbilt are
tnose at Peoria a:id Indianapolis, the
agreement respecting which was signed
on Monday. So far as can be learned no 1
definite steps have yet been taken toward
au advance in east-bound rates. At the
Windsor this evening it was a matter of
gossip that, as furnished for publication..
both dispatches had been slightly expur
gated. It was said that Mr. Gould con
cluded his by wishing Mr. Vanderbiit a
pleasant journeyand safe return, aud that
he also placed the cable service at his
disposal. Kegarding Mr. Vanderbiit's
reply it was insisted that he also said that
his brokers had their orders before he
left New York.
Malvern, Ia.. JfayZ.
C. A. Wallis, of Glenwood, shot anu
killed John Ciiugersmith at that place at
noon yesterday. Clingersmith, who 19.
Mrs. Wallis eon-in-law, has been abusing
Wallis for some time, and not long ago
had thrashed him severely. Yesterday he
went to Wallis' office and began threat
ening him again, when Wallis drew a re
volver and shot him. The ball took effect
over the right eye and crossing the" base
of the brain passed out behind the left
ear. Wallis gave himself up to Sheriff
Farrell and was lodged in jail. There is
no excitement over the affair as the kill
ing ia considered justifiable.
A Chinese farm-house is pcner-aliy
sheltered by groves of feathery bamboo
and thick-spreading banvans. The walte
are ot clay or wood, and the interior
consists of one main room, etendin
from the floor to the tiled roof, with
closet-looking apartments in the cor
ners for sleeping-rooms. There is a
slhhng window in the room, while the:
side windows are merely shutters. The
floor is the bare earth, where at night
fall there often gathers together a mis
cellaneous family of dirty children,
fowls, ducks pigeons and a litter of
pigs, all living together in happy bar- ',
mony. J 1
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