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BED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
KFD CLOUD. - - - NEBKASKA
THE WORLD AT LAKGE.
Summary of the Daily News.
The Senate on the iSth adopted Senator
Hoar's resolution calling on ttc President for
copies of all remonstrances made by hnn against
unfair treatment by the Hntlsli (jovernment of
Amenban citizens. The conference report on
the Deficiency bill was then taken up and Sen
ator Allison spoke at length m criticism of cer
tain acts of the President. Pending discussion
of the report the Senate adjourned When
the House met a number of requests for leave
of absence were acted upon and the Oklahoma
bill was taken up in Committee of the Whole,
and after some discussion thaIIoue adjourned.
Senator Reagan- introdicedabili in the
Senate on the 2Jta to permit the free importa
tion of jute bagging. This till is a blow at the
jute bagging trust. Senator plumb's resolution
in reference to the diversion of the waters of
the Platte and Arkansas river was agreed to.
The Senate resumed consideration of the con
ference 'report on the Deliecncy bill but no
action was readied. Several private bills
passed and the Senate ndjourced....The House,
after passing a joint resolution extending cer
tain appropriations until September l took
up. considered and passed the bill providing for
the printing of Government securities in the
highest style, of the art. The Oklahoma bill
uus then taken up and discussed until adjourn
ment. After the introduction of resolutions
the Senate on the .'10th resumed consideration
of the President's retaliation message anil Sen
ators George and Cullom addressed the Senate.
The conference report on the bill to provide for
the disposal of the Fort Wallace military res
ervation in Kansas was agreed to and the
Senate adjourned... After routine business
the House went into Committee of the
Whole on the Oklahoma bill and the amend
ment of Mr. Anderson, of Iowa, providing for
the free entry of land bj, honorably dhcharged
soldiers i.ho had served six months was reject
ed. The whole afternoon was consumed in ef
forts to secure a quorum and the Hou-e ad
journed without accomplishing any thing.
Tin: Senate on the .''.1st passed the House
joint resolution extending certain appropria
tions to September J 3. Senators consuu.ed
much time in talking for political effect and
then resumed consideration of the 'Fortifica
tion bill. After amending the bill by increasing
the total appropriation and providing for t!.e
astingof new guns of American production.
'Tie bill pasted. The House bill to authorize
.lis Secretary of the Interior to certify lands to
the State of Kansas for the benefit of agricult
ure and mechanical arts passed, and the Senate
adjourned until Monday In the House the
day was devoted to considering the Civil Ap
jiropnatioe bill in Committee of the Whole. At
the evening session twenty-seven pension bill
paed and the House adjourned
The Senate was not iu session on Sep
tember 1 The House held a short session.
Mr. McCreary. from the Committee on Foreign
Affair-, reported back the Retaliation bill and
it was made a continuing special order for
Tuekday. The Sundry CiviL bill with Senate
amendments which have not been agrerd to in
conference was taken up, and Mr. Drccken
ridge, of Kentucky, moved to concur in the
Senate amendment appropriating tJVUOO for
investigating the extent to which the and
regions of the United States can be redeemed
with an amendment requirinr the director of
the geological survey to make a report to Con
gress as to the result of his investigation.
Without action the House adjourned.
Senator Quay, chairman of the National
Republican Committee, has made public a
letter from Charles H. Litchman, general
secretary of the Knights of Lnltor, in hich
ho argues at great length in favor of pro
tection. Admiral Pouter was recently reported
The statement of the Commissioner of
Internal Revenue for the mouth of July
shows that the collections amounted to
.flO.lTfy'W Go, nil increase of $,22O.20 over
the corresjwnding period last year.
Land Commissioner Stockslaoeu has
decided, in tho case of the Central Pacific
Railroad Company against John Geary, of
the Shasta. Cal., land district, that the
laud within tho thirty miles indemnity
limits of tho grant of July U;, lfMW, to the
California & Oregon Railroad Company
wns opened to settlement after withdrawal
and before selection by the company. This
decision rests upon the assumption that
tho withdrawal was illegal, and follows
the doctrine laid down in the (Suilfoid
A dispatch has boen received in Wash
ington stating that tho Chinese Govern
ment has rejected the Restriction treaty
with the United State.
The public debt statement for August
showed a decrease of .y7.oJI,Ii3 during the
The President has vetoed two more pri
vate pension bills on the ground that the
disabilities were not incurred in the ser
vice. TIME KAST.
The mother and sister of Hugh M.
Brooks, alias Maxwell, who was recently
hanged in St. Louis for tho Preller mur
der, sailed from New York on the iSUh for
The boat Charley Wood, belonging to
Wood. Schneider & Co., of Pittsburgh,
Pa., sank recently near New Orleans. The
boat was valued nt10,C0O.
The steamers Lamprey and Eagle, ex
cursion boats running between Lake Vil
lage and Weirs to the veterans' reunion,
near Laconia, N. IL, collided on tho 2!th
.id the latter's !ow was terribly smashed.
Two or three persons on tho Eagle were
injured, including Mrs. Frank French, of
W. Van Waooner recently rodo a bicy
cle over the ocean drive, at Newport, It. I.,
about ten and one-half miles, iu forty-one
minutes, six seconds, beating the best pre
vious record by live seconds. "
The seventh annual convention of tho
National Electric Association began on
the -M.th in New York City. Mayor Hewitt
delivered the address of welcome.
The County Democracy of New York
held a mass meeting tho other night at
Cooper Union, to consider the fisheries
question, and finally adopted long resolu
tions commending the attitude taken by
the President. Senator Gray, of Delaware,
was the principal speaker.
Horace Bisnop.aged fifteen, and Charles
McApplebee, aged sixteen, living near New
Haven,Conn., died soon after drinking soda
water at a drug store. Investigation showed
thattincture of aconite had been mixed with
the soda water instead of syrup. Robert
J. Lama, the clerk who made the fatal er
ror, was arrested.
CaLVERLT's statue of Rolert Burns was
unvailed at Albany, N. Y., recently in the
presence of l.WU people.
It is reported in New York City that the
Trunk Lino Association is certain to break
up in the near future.
The Southwest Coke Company, of Pitts
burgh, Pa., of which IL C. Frick is presi
dent, has voluntarily increased tho wages
fits employes. About 70f will receive
aa advaii.ee averaging five per cent.
Fire In the lumber yard of Lee, Hollaad
& Co., on Court street) Buffalo, N. Y., re
cently did $100,000 damage. A fireman
named Wilrick had three ribs broken from
A mono the detained immigrants at Castle
Garden are Ernest Wilhelm, his wife and
four daughters, all of whom came over un
der contract to workatSchmitt's sail cloth
factory at Hartford, Conn. Scbmitt paid
their passage from Europe.
The troubles which have existed among
the Ursuline sisters at Pittsburgh, Pa., for
months past have been amicaldy arranged
by the direction of the Pope. The basis of
the settlement was the payment of $uG,000
to Sister Alpbonse and the other dissatis
fied .sisters, beside the expense of their
return to France.
Tns Deep Water convention met at
Denver, Col., on the 28th. Governor
Evans was made temporary chairman.
The Papal brief appointing Rev. John
S. Foley Roman Catholic Bishop of Detroit
has been received by Cardinal Gibbons,
but consecration will not take place before
The Ninth Imliana.district Congression
al convention has nominated Hon. James
McCabe, of Warren County.
Congressman J. C. Burrows has been
renominated by the Republicans of the
Fourth Michigan district.
The report from Ashland, Wis., that
work on the Duluth. South Shoro & At
lantic railway had been stopped because
of tho President's retaliatory message is
positively denied by officials.
An epidemic of malarial or typhoid fever
with over twenty-live deaths and seventy
live sick persons is raging at Caldwell, O.
Nebraska Democrats have nominated
Hon. John A.McShane for Governor.
The Union Labor party of Kansas
has nominated P. P. Elder, of Ottawp, for
Trouble is brewing on the Shoshone
reservation, Frenient County, Wyo. T.
The Sioux visitors of the Arapahoes are at
the bottom of the trouble. Two white
men were found dead near the Rattle
snake mountains on the rescrvation,whero
they were doubtless murdered by the
Sioux, who donned war paint after being
ordered off the Shoshone reservation.
Fire at Lancaster, Wis., recently de
stroyed eight business houses and their
contents, eau-ingjM'W'O'J loss.
A. J. Thockmorton, nephew of ex-Governor
Thockniorton. of Texas, eonm.itted
suicide in a cheop lodging house in Denver
recently. Cause, liquor and lack of money.
A shortage of .i.HK) has been found in
the accounts of tiio lato City Treasurer
McGeochen, of Lafayette, Ind., who died
C. J. Co-orove and C. W. Gerard have
been nominated for Congress by the Dem
ociats of the First and Second Ohio dis
George W. Cox was hanged at San An
dreas, Cal.. on the :11st, for the murder of
his son-in-law, Henry G. Cook, last No
vember. Cox manifested tho utmost in
difference as to his fate.
Great excitement exists at Howard. D.
T., brought out by the finding of gokl dust
thickly mixed with sand thrown from an
excavation which workmen were digging
for well purposes. Old miners pronounced
tht find a very promising, one.
Five cowboys are reported to have been
drowned by a cloudburst just west of
Pike's Peak, in Colorado. They were
sleeping in the dry bed of a stream at the
Miss Lilian Deplet, of St. Paul, Minn.,
aged aliout fourteen years, is reported to
have eloped with her father's coachman,
William Stewart, a burly negro.
A dispatch from San Francisco savs:
Three steamship line-, which have lieen
competing for tho China trade', havo
formed a pool on flour rates. Their agents
have notified shippers that hereafter the
schedule rat would be ." per ton to China,
and that this figure will bo u fixture.
At Cygnet, O., recently, a 2T,000 barrel
oil tank exploded and the oil scattered in
all directions, killing two persons and in
juring a number of others.
Fibld's Biscuit and Cracker Companynt
San Francisco has made an assignment.
The liabilities are estimated at slMM,
and nsets at about $I."i),(XM.
The other morning tiro broke out in the
American House at West Superior, Wis.,
and did 7,000 damage before it was extin
guished. Throe men were burned to death.
The fire was caused by the explosion of a
lamp in a room occupied by drunken
The great sugar and s3-rup house of
Samuel Bfiss & Co., Chicago, has made an
Fire broke out on the 2d in the town of
The Dalltts, Oie., and soon destroyed two
blocks. Tho totnl loss was S40KM; par
The Citizens' Railway Company, of
Baltimore, Md., reduced the wages of
drivers and hostlers recently. Dissatisfac
tion resulted and a strike was threatened.
A collision between freight trains on
the Chesapeake & Ohio railroad near Clif
ton Forgo. Va., recently resulted in the
death of two brakemen and one engineer,
Joseph Newman, of Augusta County. The
other engineer, Fayette Weaver, of Rock
ingham County, was seriously injurrd.
By the explosion of the boiler of a port
nblo engine at Denton, Tex., thatherdny,
one mnn was killed and another fatally in
jured. The fever report from Jacksonville, Fla.,
for August 30 was as follows New cases,
JC: deaths. It; total number of cases to
date, IN1; discharged, 4: total number of
deaths to date, t!.
Tun freight war on tho Texas lines
against the Queen & Crescent system has
ended, both the New Orleans and the
Texas & Pacific and the Southern Pacific
having decided to take the Cincinnati bus
iness offered by tho Queen & Crescent
The Presidential party caught twenty
five bass on tho .James river near Glen
Allen, Vn., on the 30th.
The Republicans of the Sixth Virginia
district havo nominated Patrick McCall
Burke Mitchell, the negro wife mur
derer, wns banged at Houston, Tex., on
the 'list. It was tho fifth execution in
HarrHon County, and was in expiation of
one of the most brutal murders ever com
mitted in the State.
Cotton worms are reported doing much
damage in various parts of Louisiana and
A terrible rainstorm at Hot Springs,
Ark., on the night of the .'!0Mi proved ex
tremely disastrous to life and property.
One report was that thirteen persons were
drowned, mostly colored.
A disastrous fire broke out in the toy
warehouse of Prior & Co., 107 South Shan'
street, Baltimore, on the morning of the id.
Duiing the progress of tho flames an ex
plosion occurred which caused the death
of seven fit emeu. A block of five story
buildings was de.-troyed and the loss was
estimated at .!,. 100,03!), with fair insurance.
Herr Liebkrecut, Socialist, has beea
elected to the German Itelahstag from the
Sixth district of Berlin.
The tropical fruit dealers have formed a
Kino Milan refuses to allow Queen Na
talie to enter Servia to appear at a con
servatory. The Official Gazette publishes
a royal decree forbidding the celebration
of Natalie's birthday as a National holi
day and instructing the clergy not to offer
prayers for the Queen. This is the first
official announcement of the royal quarrel.
Six Socialist leaders have been arrested
at Amiens, France, for inciting workmen
Thf wholesale grocers of Canada havo
decided not to compromise with retail
grocers who have been burned out unless
their stocks are insured for 60 per cent, of
Sir John A. Macdonald, tho Canadian
Premier, has returned to Ottawa. The
reported interview with Sir John at Syd
ney, British Columbia, upon the President's
message, turns out to lie a pure fabrica
tion, the Premier having granted an inter
view on the subject to no person.
A Russian General and a small escort of
men lias started on an exploring expedi
tion in Central Asia with the capital of
Thibet as tho objective point.
The Manitoba Legislature has ratified
the agreement with the Northern Pacific
railway by a vote of tiT to 10.
Business failures (Dun's, report) for tho
seven days ended August 30 numbered for
the United States, t!t)2: Canada, 24; total,
21C; compared with 211 the previous week
and VM tho corresponding week last year.
Charles II. Litchman, secretary of tho
Knights of Labor, has resigned for politi
Premier Floquet and Admiral Krantz,
Minister of Marine, witnessed the French
naval evolutions at Toulon on the 8lt.
During the movements of the fleet two
torpedo boats came into collision and both
were seriously damaged.
A special oflicer of the Canadian cus
toms has seized tho American tug Gladi
ator, on Georgian Bay, for having towed a
raft of logs from French river. Out., to
Midland, and not reporting or clearing at J
A dispatch from Auckland says that an
earthquake has done serious damage in
New Zealand. Five shocks were felt during
half on hour. The spire of the cathedral
in the town of Christ Church was destroyed
and many other buildings were damaged.
Business was quiet on the London Stock
Exchange during the week ended Septem
ber 1, but was not so depressed as might
have been expected under adverse harve-t
reports. In Paris prices rose owing to
peaceful articles in the German press. In
Berlin and Frankfort securities were ir
regular and weak.
Clearing house returns for the week
ended September 1 showed an average de
crease of 10.4 compared with tho corre
sponding wezk of last year. In New York
the decrease wns 20..'!.
The municipal authorities of Toulon,
France, entertained Prime Minister Flo
quet at n lunch recently. In a speech ho
urged upon his hearers the danger of al
lowing tho quiet of the Republic to bo at
tacked by open attempts at monnrchial
restoration or the tortuous adventure of
Advices from Villa L-redo, Mexico, aro
that the Nnzas river is overflowing and the
total destruction of the cotton crop is
feared. The rnilrond bridge is in danger.
Chevreul. the famous French chemist at
Paris, who was one hundred and two years
old on the Hist, was presented with an ad
dress in behalf of tha Washington Nation
al Institute of the United States.
Further reports from Khartoum are to
the effect that the Mahdi has sent three
expeditions against the white men in tha
Bahr-El-Gazel province, and that .I'll huvo
Over a thousand children have died iu
Santiago, Chili, in the past threo months
While Bishop Du Rousseau was address
ing .I.Ooti pilgrims in a church at Junior,
Velgium. on the 2d a platform collapsed.
Three persons were killed and dozens were
wounded, including several priests.
A severe fi o-t has badly injured the corn
in tho vicinity of Whitehall, Mich., aud en
tirely ruined buckv heat.
Dispatches from Melbourne, Australia,
announce that in a test action in the Su
preme Court, a Chinese immigrant sued the
Government for damages for prohibiting
him from landing. A majority of tho
judge- decided iu favor of the plaintiff.
The Chief Justice dissented.
A cowboy- from the Panhandle corrobo
rates the repot t of the killing of seventeen
horso thieves in No-Man's-Land. He
states that three settlers were killed and
five wounded, but can give no pai titulars.
The story, however, was discredited at
TnE boilers at the Perry stove works,
South Pittsburg. Tenn., exploded the
othr day. killing six men.
The Senate on the :d debated the Scott
bill for the exclusion of all Chinese with or
without certificates coming to this country.
After an animated debate the bill went
over. It had been introduced and passed
in the House without objection or division.
The Okltihuma bill was again before the
House, but vote was prevented for want
of a quorum.
The rumors as to the war between the
.Utes and Piutes in Utah have been con
firmed by the receipt of a letter by Gov
ernor Adams from Naturita, stating that
the mail carriers had been informed by an
Indian that tho Utes had fought "and
beaten the Piutes. The letter adds that
from tho meager information obtainable
it is probable that 100 Indians were killed.
Receiver Teller Audv. of the Bank
National, of Quebec, is missing. His cash
is .sl2.0tH) short. His precipitate flight is
said to !e due to an informal meeting of
the directois which was ubout to be held.
Labor day was celebrated in the chief
cities on the !'.d. At Cleveland, O., a row
started by Anarchists waving a red flag,
which was torn up by the conservative
A sensation wns created in Justice
Field's court room at San Francisco on the
.Id, consequent upon Sarah Althea Hill-Sharon-Terry
violently abusing the court
in the Sharon divorce suit. Judge Terry
also passionately threatened the court and
its officers and drew a dirk, but was dis
armed after considerable trouble. Judge
Field at the close sentenced Terry to six
months' imprisonment and Terry's wife to
A bill has been introduced into the
House to punish persons connected with
trusts by fine or imprisonment.
A Vera Cruz dispatch says that General
Loez Meiuloa, a Mexican General, was
shot on a train by a young lawyer.
Major Reno, who until recently was a
noted Indian lighter of the United Slates
army, has been arrested at Hanisburg,
Pa., on a charge of non-maintenance of
Tiirei: negio criminals were taken from
jail at Oxford. N. C, tho other morning
and lvnched bv a masked mob. i
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Democratic Central Committee.
The Democratic State convention at
Lincoln selected the following State Cen
First G. P. Marvin, Beatrice; Robert Cle;nr.
Falls City: James Devoaey, Tecumseh; M. T.
Connor. South Auburn.
Second Charles J. Hctley, Lincoln: K. B.
Wallace, Factoryville: G. I. Uluedhorn. Ne
braska City: J. V. Wolfe, Lincoln; W. B.
Third Kuclid Martin. Omaha: John J. O'Con
nor, Omaha: X. J. Sheckell, Tekamah; J. E.
Campbell. Paplllion: K. II Clark. Blair.
Fourth N. W. W Smails, Fremont: II. Gil
tertson, Wahoo; J. J. Sullivan, Columbus;
Matt Miller. David City.
Fifth D. K. Tnp. Nelson; T. B. Parker.
Dorchester; J. D. Hubbell, Fairbury; John
Sixth G. W. West. Osceola; E. W. Hurlbut.
Aurora: G. X. Seidlcr, York; Ed P. Smith,
Seventh S. C. Crawford. West Touit: II. E.
BouesteeL Niobrara; W. W. Cone. Pier.e; F.
Eighth IL H. Walquist. Hasting-; A. F.
Moore. Bioomington: J. W Fergason, Mmden:
K. S. Proudlit. (Jui.le Koclc
Ninth W. II. Pratt, Grand Island; C. E.
Forbes.St. Paul: P. H. Bjrry, Greeley Center:
B. K Austine. Albion.
Tenth II. II. Kobuison. Kimball: J.G.Watt-,
OgaUHa: W. L. Green, Kearney: It. E. Martiu.
Eleventh L. J. Vollcrs. Ucnkleman: B.C.
Bellows, McCook; .1. T. MtClure. Beaier City.
It. A. Ewing. Champion.
Twelfth Kob-rt O. Fincfc. Valentine: Kd II.
Iloldcii, Ilav Springs; C. A. Burliuu, Ileiuln.;
ford; O. F. Uiglin. O'Neill.
A hailstorm visited Spring Ranch tho J
other afternoon that entirely ruined all i
fruit, vegetables and late corn. Hail fell i
that measured four and one-half inches in
circumference and two and one-half inches
long, killing pigs and chickens and break- j
ing window lights. i
G. Fratzka, living ten miles southwest !
of Wilcox, caught his hand in the gearing
of a windmill the other day. cru-hiug it so
badly that amputation was thought to be
David Tyler was the victim of a pain-
ful accident near Plum Ciek recently.
He slid from a stack ot wheat, landed on
the handle of a pitchfork, which entered
his body about live inches, and was thrown
violently foi ward. The wound and -hock
temporarily p.ualyzed his lower limb-, but
he is now recovering.
All of the bu-ine-s hou-es iu Lind-ay
are being moved ,m? block east, litis i
done because th old location is on a hill
side, and by moving the business street of '
the town will be located on level ground. j
The giddy young chambermaid of the
Itimnn House at Broken Bow, who a few
weeks ago robbed the proprietor and hi- I
guets of nil their valuables and then went ,
to the mountains for her summer vacation,
has been arrebted in Oregon and will re
turn to Broken Bow for trial. j
The largest doorjilate ever made in the
State was cast by the York foundry the
other day. It is 8x12 feet in sue and
weighs 2,J(X pounds. i
A Dawes County farmer claims to have I
a record-breaker in a five-acre field which
produced 248 bushels of wheat from eight
bushels of seed.
The other morning Mrs. Walter Scott,
of Omaha, attempted to till the tank of a
gasoline stove while tho burners were
lighted, and -trilling some of the fluid the
tank exploded, enveloping the room and
the unfortunate woman in flames. She
died in a few hours. She was only twenty- '
one years old.
The State League of Democratic clubs i
had a big parade at Lincoln on the night j
of the close of the Demociattc convention.
The reunion of veterans at Nmfolk was
one of the gt eat succes-es of the year.
Contrirutions are being inied for those
rendered destitute by the hail storm at
Nordeu, Keya Paha County. The Bank of
Norden w ill receive any money or other
contributions which may be sent.
The grent bridge celebration at Ne
braska City on the VM'n was a grand suc
cess. The military and trade procession '
was a line one. fully (!.O0ft people- being in
line. The band content, iu which ten com
panies took part, was won by the Red Oak
(Iowa) band: the Lincoln military baud
second. The fire contest wns between tho
Red Oak and Plattsiuouth hose teams, run
ning 100 feet ami coupling. It was won
by Red Oaks in thirty-one seconds. In
the military drill contest, between com- j
panies of the Iowa and Nebraska National i
Guards, the first prize was won by the i
Ballingale rifles, of Shenandoah, Fifth
regiment Iowa National Guards; tho
second, by Company C, First regiment, J
Nebraska Guards. Hot:. John M. Thurs
ton, of Omaha, was the orator of the day.
Beatrice Prohibitionists will open the ,
campaign with a picnic.
A Si'RiNCKiELD citizen has an old politi- .
cal relic in the shape of an Ohio electoral
ticket, headed "Jack-on and Liberty,' ,
w ith Andrew Jack-on and John C. Cal
houn for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency.
The Deep Water convention at Denver
elected Governor John M. Thayer, of Ne
braska, permanent chairman.
Mrs. Shelters, who resided nearBrom
fleld, in Hamilton County, the other day
discovered a skunk under the barn, and
called her husband, who took down his
Winchester, went around behind the barn
and fired at the animal. The bullet glanced
from a large stone and struck Mrs. Shelters,
who was standing at tho window iu the
house, in the forehead, killing her in
stantly. Tun re-appraisement of tiio school lands
in Nuckolls, Pawnee and Buflaio counties
has been received nt the oilice of the Com
missioner of Public Lands anil Buildings.
In Nuckolls County tho first appraisement
wns made in ls73 and ranged from 1 to
1.23 per ncre. The present appraisement j
shows an average increase of valuation of
about .i'. per acre. In Pawnee County $2 ,
to !-:i,r0 per ncre was tho valuation of tho
first appraisement and now it averages 12, j
nn advance of a trifle over .". per acre iu a
development of eighteen years. In l.s"."i
Buffalo County school lands were appraised J
at .CI and ;j-4 per acre. The present ap
praisement just doubles the value of the
A rranii celebration was held at Verdi
gris on September 3, in honor of the event
of the running of the first passenger train I
over the new extension of the road from
Creighton to that place.
York is talking of a packing house.
The delinquent tax list of Dawson Coun
ty for the past ten years has been made up
and shows a delinquincy of 44,.IUK.&I,
which after adding the interest will run
the figures up to a large sum.
A sharper whose name is unknown
tried to swindle a Blair money lender the
other day, but was unsuccessful. He se
cured a description of a farm some ten
miles out in the country and then repre
senting himself as tho owner of the land,
endeavored to mortgage the stock. All
the papers were prepared, but before the
money was turned over the lender became
suspicious aud the swindler finally
Twelve divorce cases are on the docket
for the next term of court in Box Butt
A SENSIBLE CANUCK.
Bob. Mr. Laarler. a. I.efcdinjr Member of
the lomlni'n rnrlltment, S tha
Errors His Countrymen H:ve Made and
is Mia Enongh. to Own Them and Sur
geit a Clianjte of Tactic.
Toronto, Out.. Aug. 29. Hon, Mr. Laa
rer, leader of the opposition in tha Do
minion Parliament, has just closed a
series of addresses to the electora of Ou
tarto at St. Thomas. Referring to Presi
dent Cleveland's message. Mr. Laurier
said: "President Cleveland, acting upon
what he couceiveJ to be the duty imposed
upon him by tho American Senate, asks
power to retaliate by suspending tha
bonding system. This would be a very
serious event, which, if it came, would
strike the city of St. Thomas as much,
perhaps more", than any other portion
of the Dominion, because it is made what
it is largely by the linos of railway which
come here from the United States. But,
after all, we are men and British men.
We shall not whine evert if the American
people deem it advisable I do not say
their duty to take such an untriendly
course. No doubt some parties will suffer
iu Canada, but, no doubt, like British
men, it is our duty to find elsewhere what
v.-o would lo-e. If we aro met with
tho state of thiugs with which, wo
are threatened, it is due to tha
vicious policy of the Canadian Gov
ernment in tho administration of tiio
rights secured to us by the treaty of 1SI.
If the Canadian Government had followed
a more friendlv course there ivould not
have beeu any unfriendly feeling to-day.
We are threatened with the po-sibility of
losing our carrying trade. If the carry
ing trade i- such a loss to the country, in
not that the most potent argument tint
the most unrestricted reciprocity of trade
would be of very great advantage i
tho country? I say this and thi-i
is a fact to which I call tho
attention of my fellow-countrymen to
day, it is nign nine we miouiu re
verse the policy we hve been lollo'.v.ug
toward the United States for the p-i-S
twenty-five years. It has not bseu alto
gether hotilo to the Uuite 1 State-, t;;t it
has never been altogether iriendly; it
has not been such as to bind us to thosi
on the other side of the Hit', who sjkm :
the saiai language aud havo the same
ability with u-."
After referring to tho war between tiio
North and the South and the murieii ".i
ness shown by Canada to tne North dur
ing that great struggle, Mr. Lutrier said:
"I remind you that again in the day- oi
lSTtf we adopted another policy, the btag
gadocio policy. Wo were told by Sir
Charles Tapper that tho governta nt
would find a way to compel the Yaurcee
to grant reciprocity. What did Sir
CiiatlesTupner say in Nova Scotia and
New Brunswick and iuthe House of Com
mons? Hi said he would compel tho
United States to giva us reciprocity.
Canada is tjie land of my birth, of my
love; Canada is the land of my
heart, and it is enough for
ra; but it ia not equal to tho
United States in extent; it has not even
3,oOO,0:W people, and the Americans have
u population of 00,00. t.OJO, and to say, as
as was said by the Conservative leaders
at that time, that we could compel that
great Nation to come down to th ir knees
and could forco them to give us what they
have not beeu willing to give us so far,
was simply the greatest braggadocio fiat
has been enacted within mv lifetime.
Let us remain as we are politically,
but let us agree that it would be for
their benefit aud for our benefit that thero
should be no customs laws, but that we
bhottld exchauge our products from one
side of the line to the other. That is tho
policy of the Liberal party. For my part.
I believe that we look no longer on them
with jealou-y; that we are gl id of fieir
success; that we aro sineero friend- a-nl
brothers, aud that wo would hr;c no dif
ficulty in arriving at the object we have
THEY MET IN THE ROAD.
Ilnth DrewTlirlr l'iitol and the lurt i:e
jptn Which EnUctl in the IUh tf IVter
Louisville. Ky., An.:. 20. Springfield,
Washington County, was the scene of a
sen-atioual tragedy Monday afternoon.
Peter IL Head, a prominent farmer, and
his son-in-law, Samuel Mtlton, fought a
desperate duel with pistols in the high
load. Head was killed nt the fifth tire,
but Milton escaped without a wound.
For several years past there has been
trouble between the two, growing out of
family matters. Monday afternoon they
nipt in the road. Both men drew their
pistols and commenced Sriticr. Half a .
dozen bullets were exchanged ant: ueaa
fell to the ground shot iu three places.
Several men who bad been at work near
by rushed to the spot, but not in time to
intercept Milton, who jumped over the
fence and escaped. Head was removed
to his home and died a few hours later.
A STARTLING STORY.
An Epidemic Akin to Cholera Said tr K
ICuvasing I'resqoe Islo County. ?!iclii-
Cheboyoan, Mich., Aug. 29. A startlint;
atorv was brought here ye-terday from
Presqtie Isle County. A farmer from that
locality said cholera was raging in iho
interior of the county, that many i etsons
were sick, and dying, and that S-inday
nine persons had died. The only di ctors,
or persons who practice as such, wero
themselves among the victim-', and he said
that skilled medical atlendince i- needed
to stay the course of the piugif, which was
now threatening to depopulate the coun
ty. Doctors have gone to the plac tho
liian accompanying them, so no more
definite facts are attainable. It is known
that a few weeks ago bowel complaint was
prevalent in the county, and that the dis
ease seemed to be taking on a violeut-aud
deadly form. This fact lends ;he color of
truth "to tho man's story, althjugu it is
Explosion of f.ocnnrttlve.
Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Auy. . A freight
locomotive on the Lhixh Valley railroad
exploded its boiler on the Wilkesbrro
mountain, a Fairview yesterday. Jsoeph
Van Home, the fireman, who was stand
ing on a tank, was blown fifty feet into
the air. His injuries are fatuL There
was a defect in the boiler.
Favoritism Don't Count This Time.
Washington, Aug. 2!). Colonel M.ircu
D. Simpson. Assistant Commissary-General
of Subsistence in the army, com
pleted his sixty-fourth year yesterday,
and was placed on the retired list. His
retirement leaved a vacancy for a Cap-
tain, and there are no less than sixty ap
plications on file for the place. However,
the appointment will not go to any o.io of
the sixty. The President is determined
it shall go to some one of the First
Lieutenants who has had a long term of
service without promotion, aud wt't that
end in view he has asked to have the
commandants of departments report to
Llm the most deserving men in. their com
mands who are eligible.
Proceedings of the Matt Cnnintin Hon.
John A. MrShane Nominated Tor ;ot-
ernor The Full Ticket and I'lutrorm.
Democrats from all parts of the State
gathered at Lincoln on Augu-t '- to l
present at the State Democratic conven
tion. The city was filled w ith strnngers
and the red bandana was everywhere
present. Bauds from vario-t- c:tiu- fur-ni-hed
abundant music and at one ocKcit
the great parade wti organised and
marched through the street-, it consi-ted
of three sections, each headed by a brass
baud. A conspicuous feature of theSo
casion was the France- Cleveiii:nl club, of
St. Puttl, an organization of young ladies
under the command of iltss Ea Curtis.
When this club entered the hall it v. a.- re
ceived with shouts of applause.
The convention met :i'. Funke's Opera
House and was called to order at four
o'clock by J. E. North, chairman of the
State Central Committee, wno announced
that Hon Nat. Miller, of Butler, had been
selected as temporary chairman of th
convention and S. S. Ally, of Saline, a
temporary secretary, subject to the ratifi
cation of the convention, which ratifica
tion the convention promptly made.
The temporary organization was made
permanent, and it was ordered that all
1 re-olutions be referred without leading to
a committee on re.-olution- to bo appointed
by the chair.
Judge North then placed in nomination
Congressman John A.McShane for Gov
ernor. General Montgomery was ab-o named
but declined, aud 3Ir. McShano was nom
inated by acclamation.
For Lieutenant-Governor Frank Folda.
of Colfax, was nominated by acclamation.
Patrick A. Hinos.of Kearney, was unan-imou-ly
nominated for Secretary of State.
For State Treasurer: F. McGivorn. of
Stanton: James N. Patter-on, of Cass; C.
G. Edee. of Pawnee, and R. II. Henry were
placed in nomination. Th ballot wa
taken and resulting us follows: I'atter
son. 2.k':; McGivern, tK: Edee, ."m: Henry,
j -IL Patterson was declared the nominee.
For Attorney-General, W. A. Pay titer,
of Boon; Stanley Thompson, of Builalo;
i W. II. Munger.of Dodge.aud Birch 1. Hin
j man. ol Lincoln, were placed in notnina
. t itn. The first ballot stood: Thompson,
j ;: Manger, 1M: Hinmati. P7.
There being no choice a second ballot was
taken and ie-ulted: Munger. 2.VT: Hin-
man. l'". Munger was declared nomi
nated. W. A. Paynter. of Econe. wa- nomin
ated for Auditor by acclamation and the
convention took a reees. until ten o'clock.
Upon reassembling the convention com
pleted the ticket by nominating P. II. Ju--sen,
of liichard-ou. for Commissioner ot
Public Lands and Buildings, and Marion
Thrasher, of Clay, for Superintendent of
W. G. Sloan, of Douglas, and Olef Hed
strum. of Polk, wero cho-eu Elector-at-large.
and A. S. Tibletts. of Lincoln; J. C.
Kestersoti, of Jefferson Cotiitty. and
Charles Allen, of Davis County, district
The committee on resolutions then made
the following report, which was adopted:
The Democrat!! party of Nebraska, in con
vention assembled, heartily approve of the
platform of principles adopted at the Demo
cratic National convention at St. Lout-, and
indorses the nomination of tho-e fearles- and
irreproachable Democrat- G rover Cleveland
and Allan G Thtirman. for President KM Vice-
President of the United State-.
We approve of the able, manly and con-i
conr-e of Hon, John A McSh.ine a- a me
of Conjures, from the First di-tr ct of Nebraska.
He has been faithful and diligent in the di
charge of duties, and has served the w oie peo
ple in a manner entirely acceptable to them.
We condemn the Iepubhcanarty f Ne-bra-k
for being false to its numerous pledges
and shameless in its extrnvag mce.at.il profli
gate waste of the people's money. It exist
only to create usele-s offices aid burden tbe
people with unnece ary taxation. It is di
rectly re-ponsiMe for this great State h.tvinic
been oerrun by a band of I'mserton detectives
to intimidate peaceful citizen-, and we demand
the passage of such I r.vs as will present alike
outrage in tho fi'ture.
We fav. r the regulation and control of railroad-and
that they be required to observe the
laws the same as individual- and that the. rates,
of transportation be fixed, for freight and pas
sengers a low as is con-i-tent with ne esary
running expenses and fair interest on the
We ravor such legislation as will destroy the
Itepublican creature known as a Trust." and
also such legislation as will provide means of
arbitration for all question- or coat overstes
where labor demands an increase of compensa
tion or object- to a reduction of the same, to the
end that pi-tice may be Uon. of amending the
State Constitution -o as to r.crease the offices
of three railroad commissioners, untieing said
facers elective and thus directly answerable to
the people for thetr actions. .
That we are opposed to so letting our convict
labor its tobnngit into direct competition tvtth
the industrial classes of our State.
Jl-nolc'ii. The maintenance and enforcement
of the present hiph license Lire afford- the best
and mo-tt practicable isolution of the liquor
traffic quc-tion, tnd vve are oppo-ed to all
sumptuary legislation on this subject.
We denounce the Itepublican system of pro
tective tariff laws which impo-e oppressive and
extravagant tixatio upon all necessaries of
life Nebraska people must buy with no rcsult
Injr benefits to tbein. but for the sole benefit of
K.tstern interests and capitalists. We approve
the Mills bill as a step to-.vard lightening this
heavy, unequal and unjust tun Jen of taxation.
Wc especially denounce Congressmen Laird
ami Dor-ey for voting against the measures of
the Mills bill for free lumber a- d free salt.
We approve the courageous and ma-terly
position taken by President Cleveland in his
late message on the fisheries question.
Wiiekkas, The "corner stone" or our demo
cratic tonn of government is the true and un
restricted individual buliot. we earnestly rec
ommend that the day of our general elccticn be
declared a legal holiday, and thus remove as far
as practicable the influence of organized capital
o.-er tbe voteof itsemployes.
Jl-ilcet. Tnat we are in favor cf so amending
the State law as to limit taxation to two (2) per
cent on the as-e-sed valuation.
Wr..Es. The struggle of the Irish patriot
for bouie rule is in accordance with the princi
ples of liberty, we therefore reader to the peo
ple of Ireland under the leadership of Charles
Stewart Parnull and W. K. Glad-tone our
heartiest wishes for the speedy and complete
success of their noble cau-e.
We take this opportunity of expressing our
profound sorrow at the death of the gallant
soldier and American patriot. General Philip H.
Sheridan, and hereby t-nder to In- bereaved
vvif- anil relatives our heartfelt sympathies
After selecting the central committee
the convention adjourned.
Liquor Per Head.
Washington, Aug. 31. The Internal
Revenue Bureau has issued a statement
showing the per capita consumption of
whisky and beer at the present time as
compared with the consumption forty-yy
seven years ago, before the enactment of r
the Revenue law. Iu lyj Ji2 proof gal
lon of distilled spirits wer drunk per
capita, against l.l! proof gallons in i7;
.'2: gallons of wine against .."il in Inm; i.;;
gallons of malt liuor against ll.hit in InsT.
md 4.17 gallons of viue3 and liquors
against l.'Ufc in lss7.
It is reported that the King of Abwiinin
bas massed his troops on tne Cren: table
land to ri,ist a possible Italian, invasion.
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