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RED CLOUD CHIEF
A. C. HOSMER, Proprietor.
From 1877 to 1886 English incomes
between $700 and $5,000 increased
19.26 per cent., and incomes above
$5,000 decreased 2.40 per cent.
President Linde, of the Rock Inl
and & Peoria railway and a stockhold
er of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pa
cific road, died at Rock Island, 111.,
Mrs. Carlisle, who is keeping
house at Washington for the iir.-t time,
enjoys having guests at dinner, and
the Speaker has instructions to bring
friends home with him in the after
noon from the House when his home
is not full of visitors.
J. L. Palmer, chairman of the Ar
kansas Prohibition State Executive
Committee, claims that forty counties
of Arkansas have gone against license,
and says that whisky had a great deal
to do with the raid on ballot boxes at
the State capital. The returns carried
away, he said, were from precincts
which gave Prohibition majorities.
M. Ferky. in a recent speech, ad
mitted that the next general election
would be a struggle between the
French Republicans and every thing
auti-ltcpublicun monarchy, empire
and dictatorship. He said he was in
favor of returning o the former
method of voting, bud it depended
more upon union among Republicans
lo defeat Roulangerism.
The London Chronicle's Rome cor
respondent says that King Leopold has
offered the Pope a residence in lel
gium. in the event of the necessity
arising for him to leave Rome. The
Pope has had several audiences with
the Russian envoy and is completing a
concordat with the Czar, giving a
large share of religious liberty to
Poluh and Russian Catholics.
The grave of Wendell Phillips at
Iilton, Mass.. is unmarked. Rut a
i.onument is soon to be erected by
Mrs. Green, sister of the dead orator.
It will be a rough, weather-stained
granite bowlder about live feet in
height, and in the front center will be
placed a sunken tablet bearing an in
scription. The stone will be placed in
the rear of the lot and in view of the
A meeting of cotton factors was
held in the parlors of the Cotton Com
press Company at St. Louis recently,
at which all the cotton agents and
dealers of the city were present. Res
olutions were adopted strongly urging
upon Congress the necessity of investi
gating and crushing the jute bagging
trust in time to save to the planters
this season's cotton crop. Scotch bur
laps were also examined and recom
mended as a substitute for jute.
Colonel Gkokgk L. Perkins, for
fifty years treasurer of the Norwich tit
Worcester railroad, died of old age at
the Fort Griswold House in Groton.
Conn., recently, where he was spend
ing his annual vacation. He had been
failing for a week, but was conscious
until within an hour of his death. He
had voted for every President since
Madison; was paymaster in the war
of 1812. and organized the first Sunday
school m Aorwieh. He was aged
hundred years and one month.
A dispatch to the Paris Temps from
Zanzibar says that the natives re
nisted the landing of the German
Company's officers and the Sultan's
troops. Shots were exchanged and
two Germans were wounded. A Ger
man man-of-war afterwards bombarded
Tangai. The excitement was spread
ding and communication with the in
terior was interrupted. The Germans,
after effecting a landing, drove the
Arabs and natives into the bush.
Twenty Arabs were killed. The
trouble arose from the. procedure of
the German East Africa Company.
Deprecating a proposed change
which would admit from live to ten per
enUof frosted wheat in No. 1 hard,
Alber.tr C. Clausen. State Inspector at
Minneapolis, Minn., recently said: "It
would be the most foolish thing imag
inable to have it go out that our grades
were broken here, or that we were
putting frosted wheat in our No. 1
hard. It should be remembered that
there is often a little frosted wheat in
with the good and it has never been
the practice to reject a car of good
hard -wtttent because there was a few
kernels o6 'frosted now and then scat
tered brought" ft
Sksator CpllOm. of Illinois, has
determined to investigate the question
raised.by the Canadian Government as
to the position of ttip-.SU Clair flats
canal. Since the belligerent mania
readied Congress, several Canadian
paperrhave rushed forward to claim
that tfcte vessels of the Dominion had a
. right to navigate the t.'.Clair flats
canal, as a part of it was in-Canada.
Some'color is lent to this claim by a
clnusteTn the'River and Harbor bill of
1874, which"; made a aimyopriation
for improving thU St." Clair... i&t.
coupled with a statement that a portion.
of it was within vanatuan territory.
In order to settle the question. Mr.
Cullom' offered 'a resolution calling
upon -Ik Secretary, otr for a state
ment othe exact. lQoatioa Jf the St.
Clair'flats canal and the ground upon
whiclf this claim is based
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NEWS OF THE WEEK.
dimmed by Telegraph and MaiL
Mccn time was occupied in thr Senate
n the 3d in talk reiween Senators Vest ami
Cullom and the reading of papers relating to
political assessments in the Chicago post
office and iarty work bj Government officials
under the last and present Administrations.
Finally the Senate took up the bill for the ad
mission of Washington Territory, pending
which the bill for the absolute exclusion
of Chinese was received from the
House and the Senate proceeded to
its immediate considcrat on. After much talk
betwecu Senators the bill went over and the
Senate adjourned..... In the House Mr. Scott
(Pa.) asked unanimous consent to introduce
for present consideration a bill which absolute
ly excludes Chinese laborers from admbshn
into the United States who have heretofore been
residents in this country and departed and may
wish to return on certificates of such former
residence, which was agreed to and the bill
passed without division. Bills were introduc d
to place cotton bagging on the free list, and to
punish persons connected with trusts. Then
commenced a contest as to precedence of mea
sures and efforts to secure a quorum. Finally
a quorum was secured and the Senate bill
passed relating to the detail of army and nary
officers to educational institutions. Mr. Warner
(Mo.) moved to suspend the rules and put the
Oklahoma bill on its passage, but no quorum
voted and the House adjourned.
In the Senate on the 4th Senator Coke
called attention to the proceedings of the late
Deep Water convention at Denver and pre
sented:! memorial on the same subject from a
committee at Galveston. Senator Cullom in
troduced a bill declaring trusts unlawful. A
resolution offered by Senator Vest as to a book
publi lied by the assistant librarian of the
Senate was the occasion of a political debate
participated in by Senators Vest, Plumb.
Keagan and Stewart. The Hofe Chinese
Prohibition bill was then taken upiaiu Senator
Teller spoke in its favor. Adjourned without
action At the expiration of the morning hour
the House proceeded to consider the Retaliation
bill which was debated unti" adjournment.
In the Senate on the Sth Senator Sher
man offered u resolution requesting the Presi
dent to inform the Senate if the recent treaty
with China and the Senate amendments have
been ratified by the Emperor of China, which
was adopted. The Chinese Restriction bill was
then rurther debated and a vote taken which
was unanimous for the bill yeas X2. bat no
quorum voting the Senate adjourned, leaving
the bill undisposed of.. ..In the House the Sen
ate amendments to the Fortification bill were
non-concurred in. Mr. Oates iutroCuccd a reso
lution for adjournment September at). The bill
to limit the jurisdiction of United Sta'e Courts
pas-ed. Consideration of the Retaliation bill
was resumed and debate continued until. ad
jounituent. After reports of committees and the
clearing atvav of routin business the Senate
in the i;th resumed consideration of the Chinese
Exclusion bill and after a long debate the vote
was again unanimous for its p isage ir yeas:
nays. none. No quorum appearing a call of the
Senate resulted in showing ju-t a quorum ('J
Senators present. The bill then went over a
day. Adjourned In the House a personal
tilt over a small ma-ter took place between
Messrs. Brumm and Scott, with no serious re
sult, and hen the Retaliation bill was discussed
In the Senate on the 7th the Chinese Ex
clusicn bill wa taken up and during the dis
cussion a message was rcc-ived from the Pres
ident containing two telegrams from the Amer
ican Minister, as trie only official information
at hand regarding the reported rejection of the
treaty, which conveyed the informatio that the
treaty had been postponed for further con
sideration. After further debate a motion to
refer the Chinese bill was rejected and then
the bill passed by a vote of 3" yens to 3 t:a s.
Amotion to reconsider occasioned another de
bate but no quorum voting the matter was left
undecided and the Senate adjourned untill
Monday. ...Tlie House resumed consideration
of the Retaliation bill am! debate continued un
til recess. At the evening session thirty-two
private pension bills passed.
PERSONAL. AND POLITICAL.
IlETUtixs from lu." towns of Vermont
give Dillinghnm, Republican, iV'":
Schurtleft", Democrat. i.8l!; Steele. Pro
hibition, (il5; scattering, M. The same
towns in 1SSI gave Pangree, Republican,
22,100: Redington, Democrat, !,49!: Stone,
Prohibition, and scattering, 472. The gains
over the vote of 18SJ are: Republicun,'i,2Ji);
Democratic. KM); Prohibition, I'd: net Re
publican gain over Democratic vote, 2,S,V.t,
over all, 2, i.
The President has nominated Charles E.
Boyle, of Pennsylvania, to be Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court of the Territory
Judge Lczeox 15. Morris, of New
Haven, has Itcen nominated for Governor
by the Connecticut Democrats.
The Democrats of tlio First Iowa district
have nominated John J. Searley, of Blooin
iugton, for Congress.
The House Committee on Appropriations
has adopted a resolution expressing regret
at the absence of Chairman Randall
The Department of State has received
from General Denby, United States Minis
ter to China, in response to an inquiry
from Washington, a telegram to the effect
that he has no positive information in re
gard to the action of the Chinese authori
ties respecting the treaty.
Massachusetts Democrats have nomi
nated . E. Russell, of Cambridge, for
Wisconsin Democrats have nominated
James Morgan, of Milwaukee, for Gov
ernor. Judre Thurman was prevented from
addressing a meeting at Madison Square
Garden. New York, on the night of the Uth
by an 'attack of cholera morbus, which his
son said was not serious.
It was hoped in Shanghai that the im
migration treaty with America would be
ratified in a moderate form. The discus
sion of the question caused great excite
ment, and thero were several riotous
demonstrations. A mob incensed at the
American Minister's action, attacked the
American otTiciar residence at Canton.
C. T. Anderson and T, R. Stockdale
have been renominated for Congress by
the Democrats of the Fifth and Sixth Mis
sissippi districts respectively.
John Lester Wallace, the well known
theatrical man of New York, died of
apoplexy at Stamford Conn., , on the
morping of the 0th, aged sixty-eight.
The Republicans m the Tenth Virginia
district have renominated Jacob.Yost fa?
M. Lombardos, Grecian Minister of the
Interior, died in Athens recently.
The German Catholic congress has
adopted resolutions in favor of the 'tem
poral power of the Pope. ,
The President has approved the Naval
Appropriation bill. ' ''
Rettrn from all. but nine counties of
Arkansas give the Democratic State ticket
a majority of $16,500. The other counties
will not materially change tois vote. Both
houses of the Legislature are Democratic.
The President on the '7th vetoed eight
private pension bills.' principally upon the
ground ttbat .the .death or disability ot -ihe
soldier was not1 connected with his milita
ry service. ' !! '
, The, Colorado Railway Association is
discussing the prsspect'of low rates from
New York to Colorado to meet the.compe-
tition of the Ocean aud Denver and Fort
I Wbrth.lines. -
A shortage of $20,000 or more has been
found in the accounts of Secretary List, of
the Duckworth Building Association of
Cincinnati. He attempted suicide.
The telegraph operators of the Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Com
pany have been ordered to leave tho order
of railway telegraphers or their positions.
Eight men were terribly injured, soma
fatally, by the explosion of the boiler of a
threshing macbino at Ellendale, Dak., re
cently. A railroad wreck near Dijon, France,
on the 5th resulted in twelve porsons being
killed aud thirteen seriously injured.
The spinners in the Narrngansett mills,
Fall River, Mass., have struck because
compelled to work overtime to makeup for
Judge Nev, of Waterloo, under the Iowa
Prohibitory law, decides that a man can
not lawfully manufacture cider for use in
his own family, and instructs the grand
jury to indict if they rind that such a thing
has been done.
Br the explosion of a steam thresher near
Seymour, Ind., tho other day, one man wa.i
killed and thtce fatally injured.
Almost the entire business portion of the
village of Jepnings, La., has been de
stroyed by fire, causing $50,000 loss.
Frost, which did much damage to crops,
was reported in New England on the .th.
The spinners in tho cotton mills at Bol
ton, England have struck against a new
system of weighing cotton.
Mayor Hewitt, of New York City, has
issued an ap'ieal for aid for the yellow
fever sufferers at Jacksonville, Fin.
At Milbrook, Ark., election day, it is
claimed, the negroes attempted to steal
the ballot box, aud finding the whites on
guard gave them a volley and fled. The
fire was returned by the whites, but with
out effect. The wounded meu were John
McMnith, shot in temple: J. B. Kinton.
James Jones, Robert Rugsdale, J. M. Mas
sey, George Williams and B. F. Howl.
THE forthcoming rejwirt of tho Post
master-General will show that the number
of Presidential post-otlices July 1. 1Sns,wus
2,.r2 an increase during the year of in; ; to
tal amount of salaries paid to Presidential
postmasters, l,2U2,S0O an increase under
the act of March o 1SS:?. of ..Ti2,.i)i). or S
percent.: total gross receipts from Presi
dential post-otlices for the year, .-, l'JS
!)8. an increase of .3,:W2,!2;. or W per cent.
An attempt to rob the grave of murderer
Maxwell at St. Louis was recently frus
trated by a private watchman.
Longshoremen on strike at Fernandinn,
Fin., became riotous recently and fifty of
them were arrested.
Intelligence has been received that
the Hatfiehls, of Logan County, who were
charged with the murder of old man Mc
Coy and his family near Pikeville. Ky.,
have had their trial at Jackson ami been
N. H. R. Dawson. Commissioner of Edu
cation, in his annual report, says that
more than twelve millions of children at
tended the public schools some part of the
last fiscal year, and of these nearly ti?0'r.
000 were in average daily attendance. In
both respects the Southern States, once so
backward, have made greater progress
than other parts of the country.
Three persons were killed at Matanzas,
Cuba, bv the recent cvclone.
UCbiNESS rauures (inm's report) nam-
bered 2."l for the seven lays ended Sep-
The French Government has ordered an
investigation of the report that dhows
carrying the French flag are engaged in
tho slave trade in Madagascar.
The National Marine Underwriters As
sociation has decided not to refuse to in
sure cotton when well covered, even if
jute bagging be not used.
Johx C. Graves, ex-county treasurer of
Corydon. Ind., has tieen found to bell.tnn)
short in his accounts.
The new iron railway bridge at Grand
View, . Ya., ban lieen can icd away by
a flood, causing $"il,ir) loss.
CkaKI.es Vogt & Co., importers of china
and fancy articles. New York City, have
failed, with :100,000 liabilities and "?8o,(X)-)
Bv a collision between an engine and a
freigiit train near Louisville. IC3-.. the
other day several enrs were wrecked and
an unknown tramp was killed.
Theke was a heated discussion between
Mitchell and Morgan in the Senate on the
10th over the Chinese bill. Many uncom
plimentary terms were expressed. No
final action on the bill was taken. The
House adopted the conference reports on
tlie Army Appropriation and the Fortifi
cations bill. The Sundry Civil conference
report was considered, but no action was
One man was killed and another fatally
injured by the fall of a trestle near Now
port, Ky., recently.
Much damage has been done at Vistizza,
Greece, by two earthquakes. Many per
sons' aro homeless and destitute.
THEshortageofPrftsident William Swart,
of the bank of Goseland, 111., who ab
sconded recently, is placed at 10,570.
Advices from Orizaba, Mexico, state
that the rivers and creeks have overflowed
their banks and houses been thrown down
and several lives lost. Thp streams from
the City of Mexico to Yeraruz are rising.
In the State of Hidalgo the rivers are over
flowing their banks aud causing damage.
Kuilroad traffic has been suspended.
The fourth section of the train No. 5,
west bound on the New York, Pennsyl
vania & Ohio railroad, carrying veterans
from Youngstown and vicinity to the
National encampment at Columbus, was
wrecked on the 10th at Kittman, a small
station three miles west of Wadsworth, O.
Six persons were killed and about twenty
Elections were held in Maine on thelOth
for Governor, Congressmen, legislators,
etc. The Republicans claimed the State
by over 20,000 plurality.
The treasury surplus is $10.1,ft50,000. The
discrepancy between this amonut and the
surplus as stated in the President's letter
of acceptance 4130,000,00, is probably due
to the fact that .the President includes
about .S",000,000 of fractional silver coin on
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ueasui v uuivtibis uu nut.
The steamer Alps, recently arrived at
New York from Jacmel, reports that on
September 2, off Fortune Island, she en
cooatered a hurricane with fearful seas,
during which she shipped large quantities
of 'water. R. Meadows, chief steward, a
native of England, was washed overboard
Mrs. Harriet Bkecher Stowe reached
home (Hartford, Conn.) on the 10th, and
for the first time in several days she was
able to sleep peacefully.- Her conditio
was critical but not hopeless. (
Forest fire's due to the "drought are '
ported north and east of East Tawas.
The Xeitc Freie Prcssc publishes Quee
Natalie's protest against a divorce from i
King Milan. It is dated Versailes, Au
gust 21), and defends her own conduct. .It
says she will never submit to a separation,
which she holds to be sinful, and expressew
ner intention to pieau ner owu cause ti
the coming trial.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
The annual report of tho Ccmmtarioner
of Pensions just issued shows by counties
the number of pensions paid in the vari
ous States and the amounts during the last
quarter of the fiscal year ended June :,
1888. For Nebraska the showing is as follows:
3 5 o 5 5 S
? ? r ? r
Adams.... i;e t 5.4n' Johnson... Hu 3,ir.
Antelope, ill 3,8.vtl Kcirnev.. 1 Tin
Blaine.... 25 i; Keith tr. l.Tift
Boone ... i mki Key u Paha 71 1.411
Box Butte l.Otis. Knox. ... tr. S.t3
Brown.... 125 'JAl'S Lancaster 9,oit
Buffalo... 2i4 e.s-.6! Lincoln... C3 l,Tti
Burt Stf ,.-;o Lojran 14 tin
Butler.... 1 3L7S7' Loup 2! CT3
Cass 144 MB. Maitison. lit' .Ts
Cedar.... 44 1.S03, Merrek .. 114 :t-9
Chuse.... 5T MW Nance.... 31 MM
Cherry.... 4 j, 4l N'em ba.. 107 .T.RT4
Cheyenne. 114 3.NC Nuckolls.. 7C -ift
Clay 171 4,71'J o-nuha Re 2 tt
Colfax.... 51 l.ivi-, Oto IIS S.s.
Cumin... r-3 l.:J8SI'awnce... 8J XJ.-.37
Custer.... i;o 4.11591 Phelps.... 4-s l.u-n
Dakota.... 55 1.71o! Pierce.. .. 37 1.311
Dawes.... 79 2,1311 Platte.... 7a S.;t
Dawson... ltd 2.031 Polk 92 2.-27
Dixon G9 3.HV1 Perkins... is; H'.z
D-.dce..... 103 2,8 ItrdlVil'w 121 2.431
Doujclas.. 40ii 11,477 lUich dson 16' 4Nt
Dundy.... & 1.92 'S.iline .... 2S1J 5.KH
Fillmore.. 1M 3.st; .Sarpy... . 31, tt-7
Franklin.. 97 v,3.. Saunders. :".! 2.7UI
Frontier., fti Lirt 'Sewanl... 122' 2 S3
Furnas.. . mi 4.344 ;Sheridan . 7f' 1 Ot-7
5te 215 ctjL ,hcrmun . 7."i 1,'MS
Garfield.. 17 722 Sioux It) it
Gosper. . 13 176 .Stanton... 1!- 774
Greely.... S W9 Thayer.. J 4! ::.9-7
Hall 147 3ft-2,lThomas.. 107
Hamilton. Ui a.Oi .iVallev.... SSi 2.KI
Harlan i:n 2,91 WashVtn 7 2,s!.
Htyes.... 25 7( Wavne. .. 2m :
Hitchcock 72 2,377 UVt,ter.. 12;' .1M
HolL StO coin I Wheeler.. 2l! :l
Howard... V 1.141 (York l:j Sl'J:
Jefter-nn.. 124j 3,7.0 . ,
Total 7..1S3 2l-, pa
Number of pensions paid in Nebraska
for sanif period Iat J'ear, ,"-J0; aggre
gate amount, JrfNSlOT.
The animal report of the Commissioner
of tho General Land-ollice shows the total
number of entries during the year in Ne
hrnka to be 12,202, aggregating !.."it2,72:i
upon which the total moneys received ag
aregutcdillS,2:K. The great reunion at Norfolk closed af
ter a continuation of successes from day
to day, fully S.tjth) people being in attend
ance each day. The weather was fine and
the old veterans gathered around their
camp fires ami talked over tlu maro'ie
and battles of a quarter of a century ag..
At the annual meetiug of tho Illinois As
sociation of Soldiers and Sailors in Ne
braska, the following officers were elected:
David McCaig. of Wabash, Neb., com
mander; Henry Rice, of Wilsonville. vice
commander: (J. E. Whitman, of Oxford,
adjutant and treasurer: J. K. Johnson. it
Dorchester, color bearer, and J. A. Khr
hart, V. J. Tabor, J. Malum. .1. S. Fair-
clnlds. XT. S. Berger. J. M. Belknap and
J. Howells, executive committee.
M. M. Chase & Sox, of Haigler. clos'd
their doors on the 3d. Thev had an exten-
sive general merchandise stock. It is he- '
lioved that they will not be able to pay
over 25 cents on the dollar. Their I'uliili-
j ties are s2f,(X0.
i Mil-?, cfl'l. V.
avis was seriouslv injured
by being thrown from her buggy at Co
lumbus the other da v.
Patents were recently granted the fo.l
lowing elrasfca inventors: w. . Cecil, ' ed for distribution at T:X) p. m.. and col
Omaha, brick setting; John A. Hootenand lected at the usual collection hours just
G. L. Winrd. Clifton, wire fence building the same as if the letters were placed in
apparatus: ILL. Pharis. Superior, corn j the street boxes of the neighborhood. An
cultivator; Charles Koselius, Nebraska j extra telephone for business strictly and
City, door catch. nct for idle chat, is located at the end
Pensions recently granted Nohraskaus: j of the main entrance hall.
Original invalid. Benjamin F. Lair.Ieit, ' jhe Western Union Telegraph
Rock BlutTs. Increase, K. Francis Lmn. Companv has opened an office opposi'.o
Guide Kocfc; Silas Caton, Juniata: John j tho entrance. The "very finest" of tho
M. White, Cedar Rapids. Mexican sur- I police force aro on duty at the entrances
vivors, Thomas A. Reynolds. Nehawka. ' nn,i through the buildinc. and extra ofti
Original invalid, Henry Wright, Cairo. 1 cors ami porters of the association and
Increase, Hiram Douglas, Hardy: Gab.-C. I detectives circulate through the great hall
Bunnell, Kearney: John McCoy. Superior: 1 to make thieving an up-hill busiuess.
Ira Ames, Fairmont: Arthur W. WiNoa, The aisles are wide and the crowds are
Belvidere; William G. Grant, Franklin: admonished at all points to move through
S. Adambax. Lincoln. Original widows. 1 th.e right-hand aisles first and. as far as
etc. (special act), Elizabeth Smith, mother possible, to move around following those
of George Harbaugh. Sidney; minors of wi0 have gone before them. The whole
Henry A. Bruno. Chapmun; Sarah, moth- building is so very large aud the aisles so
er of John Sheldon, Jr.. Odoll. Mexican spacious that very little crowding is v.
survivors, reissue, William Knowlton. perienced.
Lincoln. In the middle of the big bnilding. ir the
Mas. Wickhorse, of North Bend, was I monster auditorium hall. Sig. Libernti
recently bitten by a mad dog, the animal 1 and his military band gave their open-
tearing her sbouliier and arm and one of
her lower limbs in a horrible manner. j
The special car of the United States Fish J
Commission arrived at Omaha recently
aud was at once sent out over the Fre- 1
mont, Elkhoru & Missouri Yalle to stock
the streams in that section. It was in
charge of Agent Donnegan, who reported
his iinney charges as being in excellent
shape after the trip overland.
TnE Chndron school board has Iteen sued
for ."jljOOO by Prof. Foster, who was en
gaged to tench the school the coming year
and was afterwards notified that tho con
tract had been canceled.
letter has been received at Bcn'tle- !
man from the parents of Jacob Luther. . greatest living cornetist. In his execu
who was thrown from a traiu by t o ! tion he rivals Levy. Brilliancy, strength,
brakemen and killed, saying that they rather than sympathy and sweetness, aro
will send a representative to this countrv I lits distinguishing characteristics. Ar-
to fully investigate the munler of their
son. They reside in Switzerland and are
A Broken Bow man named Waters, who
had been an inmate of the insane asylum
and returned home cured, went to a camp
mee.ting recently and again became a rav
ing maniac on religion. He has been re
turned to the asylum at Lincoln.
Last winter Dick Roach had charge of a
farm belonging to Andrew Lowe, near
Long Pine, on which there were some
cattle, and during the great blizzard of
January 12 several of them perished. Low
claimed compensation, and when Roach
left retained a mower belonging to him.
Roach went to Lowe's farm the other night
and took the machine to the farm of a mail
named .rlulorick, where he was worKing.
The next morning Lowe went to Phil
brick's farm with his son and attempted to
take the mower back. Roach protested
and drew his revolver on young Lowe,
who was rushing at him with an axo,
when the elder Lowe, steppingup behind
his son with a pistol, fired. Roach re
turned the fire without effect, and, fell
mortally wounded. Both the Lowes wero
sent to jail.
Tnc Bank of Haigler has closed..
Miss Mary Bock, aged sixte?n years,
lately mysteriously disappeared from th
farm of Charles Christianson, Cn Prairie
creek, Hall County, since whleh time no
trace of her has been obtained. Mr. and
Mrs. Christianson went to Grand Island
and left? their daughter at the farm, and
upon their return they were surprised to
find that she had gone, wearing her best
suit of clothes. They feared suicide.
It it stated that every saleon keeper in
Aurora has been sued for damages bv Mrs,
Louis Eckerson. If she wins' it is saidthat
half s dozen other women with husbands
who sometimes indulge in the flowing
bowi, will go and dolikew'ise.
. The valuation of tho Missouri Pacifii: ja
Cass County Ms jjlj'Jftf, on which the tax
THE ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION.
Fifth Annual Opening or Thin Monster En
terprise Twenty Thousand Cltixeiia
the Western MrtrepolU View with Pride
and Plrnsnre the Evidence or the Con
tinued SacceM of Their Pet Institution.
St. Louis, Sept. a The fifth annual St.
Louis Exposition was opened last even
in?. The front of the building and all
Olive street between Thirteenth and Four
teenth streets was a blaze of light shed
from moro than a score of big electric
ores, and during the hour before tho
doors were opened presented a very at
tractive spectacle. Hundreds of people,
of whom at least half were ladies in
bright summer costumes, promenaded the
broad pavement or waited on the steps
until the opening hour.
At lost the great doors were thrown
open and the crowd surged in, and tho
great Exposition was a splendid and por
tentious fact For hours a steady stream
of people trickled through the clicking
turnstiles. It was in many respects a
brilliant and distinguished crowd; it was
in the best of humor and a talkative mood,
and was not disposed to be too critical.
It hurried down the broad aisles and filled
the great buildinjr with the rustle of
many garments and murmur of a myriad
voices. It bustled about every where by
fits and starts. It recognized the fact
that it had forty days and nights in which
to find out, admire and criticiso the par
ticular ami individual beauties aud meris,
of tho mammoth cosmopolitan display,
and was oaly anxious this first nii-lit to
take in and be properly impressed by tho
whole affair as a unit. Afterwards it
would digest the display piecemeal.
The general expression of the visitors
was of surprise surprise and wonder
ment at tho excelence of the show. Iho
halls were brilliantly illuminated by
electric lights-, and sight-seem:; m&do
easy. Thero was no crowding. This does
not mean that thousands of people were
not in attendance, but such magnitude of
room is at the disposal of the Exposition
company, so wide are the aisles, so com
modious aro the retreats, in corners and
cozy places, that there was uo incon
venient elbowing. Every body ivir, there
to himself and herself, and the enter
tainment provided was amply sufficient.
The clocks chimed the quarter hours,
and merrily went tho great crowd around
admiring this and that display. Thero
was a general feeling lly.it while in sorao
departments the show miht have been
exceeded by the opening show of fivo
years ago, nevertheless tho entertain
ment, as a whole, was the best ever pro
vided to Louis and the thousands of visit
ors who flock to tho city to witn-ss at
least a portion of the fall festivities.
The Exposition Hall is fitted up with so
many conveniences that it is a little city
in itself. There is a branch of the St.
Louis Post-Oflicc. with a clerk deputized
by Postmaster Hyde, stationed near
the front door. He sells stami s
and receives mail. The post-
I office business is quite heavy.
rooms and ladies' parlors are in chargo
j cf colored women, who look out for their
wants, and conveniences of this character
aro also on the lower floor. If any lady is
taken sick, she will be gently laid on tho
lounge in the ladies' parlor and a doctor
promptly sent for. if the case seems to Ijo
at all serious. Men will be strictly ex
cluded from the ladies' parlor, whether
they are -husbands of the women who
enter there or not. The mails are recexv
ing concert. The attendanco was very
large, enough to well fill the seats in
aill of the first gallery and half of the
seats in the lower portion of the
house. Sig. Liberati had never appeared
before a St. Louis audience before except
as a cornet soloist. He more than 111;
' filled the promies of Secretary Johnson
last ni'ht by the excelence or the music
of his niilitarv band. Among the most
admired numbers were the opening
march, "Mititair." the dut by flute and
horn by Messrs. Gnarressi and Nickel and
the fantasia from Lohengrin. Sig. Lib-
! erati played but one solo, which wa
heartilv encored. He is probably the
I UUCltlt LUU1U vJU'4U-fc J. -n.!..- .- .-
, ,-,. ....1.1 AA.1nAf T. Tulni'irrn' ttr,
dience in sweet singing or nymns. 1.10
erati could not be trusted with any iit-fc
pious mission, ne would eleetrliy
them and turn their thoughts
from holy things to his cornet playing.
lie began life in an humble manner, and
has earned his renowa by hard work aud
devotion to his task, in Detroit he was a
poor ntan. la St. Louis he is a prinio
favorite, and deservedly so.
"Twenty thousand people," said Secre
tary Johns t oa, as he rubbed his hands ia,
satisfactionlat the Exposition building
last night, in response to a query as to
the attendance. "I said 2!,0X), and I
won't take a single ono off. It is the best
opening night we have had in the fivo
vears of the existence of the association. -
We feel proud of the patronage extended
to us by the citizens of St. Louis, and be-
.lieve tha' the interest ia the great "en
deavor in which we have embarked will 1
be well su-tained."
New York. Sept. 6. Jack Wannop. ot
Englamd. and Jack Sheehy, of Ontario,
have signed to fight with two-ounco
gloves September 22, near Muskagon.Mich.
Of the many railroad bridges in
tho United States, that of the new
Poughkeepsie bridge over the Hudson
has the longest single span T48 feet.
Hie highest point reached by a rail
road within our domains is 10.8.i2 feet
more than two miles at Marshall
Pass, on the Denver and Rio Grande
.line. Hoosac tunnel, in Massachu
setts, is the longest excavation of tho
kind in America, extending a distance
of 4j miles. The highest bridge on tho
continent is the Kinzua viaduct, 0:1 tho
Erie railroad, whieU is situated at an
altitnae of 50 feet
BLAINE ON RETALIATION.
lie Thinks Every Thins Should i:i Post
poned I'.-itil After the EU-rtlmi.
New Yoke, Spt. 4. Tho Mail .;, J.V
prrx correspondent at Ellswoith. Me.. h;i
obtnined Mi. Blaine's view on th f'sherv
policy as follows: Tba fishing i -ut: .
over. Nearly all the American e-,s-Is
hare returned and Canada wijl !iav none
to operate upon nntii the summer o!ss.t
In the meantime aty thing she :u-sv or
may not do is a matter of supreme nidif
fereuco to the fishermen; then for. it is
better not to clothe tho present 1'ieidetit
with any additional powers, sine- Ii- has
shown his utter incompetency to deal ulth
the general subject, but l"t Irm c;irr
out the present law ar. he i l;ou::ii
to do aud and this aloao may tiring
Canada to her senses and se-ure sis
justice at her hands. For Kcpuhlicans
to vote for the bill report-id hyMr. l(el
mont's committee in the House would be a.
confession by them that the Presid-mtV re
fusul to carry out the law was justified
and would put a power in his hands whicu
he would wield for partisan purposes. It
is much better to let the matter lie over till
thenew Administration shall comeiu,which
will be better prepared to handle the mat
ter free from the excitements of our pend
ing political contests and in ample time to
protect every interest. To al!o.v the pres
ent row to stop theexport business of Can
ada through the United States would seri
ously interfere with several of our trans
portation lines, especially those leading to
Portland and correspondingly depress the
entire commerce of that Krt. It would
also afford Canada u pretext for increas
ing her demands in retaliation for sucn
inhibition and render more difficult tli
general settlement by negotiation. Th
rights of the Pacific coast should aNo be
remitted to the new Adniiuistrat:o:."
A Itather Favorable Krport of the Kaiis:i
Toi-eka, Kan., S.?pt. .". The Kin:
Farmer this week presents a very full re
port of crops covering the entire State,
made up of short letters from special cor
respondents. This shows that the itul
not been in as good
1nI. unless it be in the number of
which was reduced greatly last yeai.
With the exception of half a iloe'i coun
ties lying on and near the great bend ot
the Arkansas the State is in gouil condition.
Corn in many parts is very heavy insoui
partsthe heaviest ever raised in thelitstory
of Kansas. With all the shortages in cer
tain localities the crx.p for te State as ;i
whole will proLably prove to l th
heaviest ever grown. Wheat though some
what injured by insect.- in places, wi.l
average eighteen to twenty busheN per
acre and the quality is generally
good. Oats were a little short hi some lo
calities, but with the greatly increased
acreago the crop was very large. No ac
curate estimate of the yield can bo made
because a great deal is being fed without
threshing. Sorghum is good where ever
grown and the same is tru of millet. .
maize and kutlir corn. Broom corrv ha.
done very well in tho western coeTitn-s.
Apples, pears and small fruit have yielihi
well. Grass is growing well yet and strk
is in first-class condition. The wheat
acreage will bo increased. In the western
part of the State seeding is now in progress
aud the ground is in good condition. Kan
sas crops, with the exceptions noted above,
are in prime condition.
BATTLE OF THE AGS.
Looking to India For Help in Fighting the
Galveston, Tex.. Sept. 4. Und-r the
call of tho president of the Cotton Ex
change, an informal meeting of cotton
factors was held at the exchange to-diA
Over half of the Galveston factors r-
present. The meeting was for the purpr "
of discussing tho flagging trust, ami pro
viding, if possible, some relief to Tesn
farmers in escaping its extortions. It uas
decided to relegate the matter to the direc
tory of the exchange, who will 111ft to
morrow to further consider the matter. It
is understood that in Galveston th move
ment will result in an effort to import han
ging frora India and furnish it to the
Texas trade at cheaper prices than iindrr
the present combination, providing assu
rances c:u be had that the farmers w "
properly protect a movement looking t
theirrelief by guaranteeing a pniehasot
the stock thus provided. There was a time
when American cotton growers i-ed"d.:i
bagging exclusively, and. while not so
good as thnt now manufactured in Amer
ica, its cheapness renders it ai, availab'
lever for breaking up the present bagging
A FATAL VISIT.
A Wife Vlsltn Iff r Ilusltuml Afttrw !
tiou and Is Killed His uiril-.
Edlna, Mo Sept. 4. Sunday Andy
Howerton, a fanner living just over the
line in Shelby County, killed his wife by
shooting her and then turned the revolver
on himself and sent a bullet through hi
own head. Howerton ami his wife, for
merly Miss Kennedy, daughter of a well-
to-do farmer living in thr south parto'
county, were murrieu onlvsix montiiii
but did not live happily together, and one
lay last week Mrs. Howerton left her hus
band and went home to her father, whero
she stayed till Sunday, when. accompanied
by a brother, she went to the house of hr
husband to secure her personal effect--.
The husband was at home alone and fo!-
I lowed her up stairs, where she went m
search ot her clothing. He endeavored to
cuect a reconciliation, in which he failed,
she telling him that she was don with him.
Then he drew a revolver and committed
ths terrible deed.
Central Harrfaton. W
Toledo. O., Sept. 4. General Harr.sea
and party started for Indianapolis tlu
morning. The General left the Cummin?
residence about nine o'clock accompanied
by the Hon. William Cummings. Judg
Cummings and daughter and Mr.
John Berden. A committee of fif
teen from Fort Wavne. headed by
Lieutenant-Governor Robertsvi ami Col
osel W . H. Smith, arrived this morning to!
escort the General to that citv. where h
was to arrive at 1 :50 o. m. He will spend
three boars in Fort Wavne and make a
speech. The party will then proceed tol
inuianapolis by special train.
Charged With Forgery.
bt. LOUIS. Sent. .. Warrants wer
issued yesterday afternoon for theAirresI
or a. . ems and D. R. Bogher, two well
known business men, on charges of forg
ery. They ore the principal .stockholder
and managers of the Winn Boiler Com
pany and are alleged to have forged th
names of John P. Boogher, of the Wear
Boogher Dry-goods Company, ami of
Simon Boogher, of the Rainwater-Boogher
Hat Company, to promissory uote
amonntin: to al-oui: ..". Ferris hu
rather unsavorv record and he has con
fessed that the'indorsements on the notes
were forged, but declares that his partn-r
is equally guiltv. D. K. Boogher admit
having iudorsed his owa name on tfc
notes. . w
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