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T1109. J. O'KIJIJITE, lNthlUlier.
Charley Fong Sing, a real Chinaman,
wanla to bo a pollccmnn In Now York,
Ho will llkoly bo kept wanting.
Dr. Augustus Le Plongcon says Yuca
tan Is tho cradle of the human race.
Tho earthquakes probably rocked It
A proofreader was killed In tho lat
est railroad accident, Tho accident
was presumably duo to a misplaced
A bicycle rider Bays: "I've heard a
good deal nbout tho blcyclo displacing
tho horso and wagon, but I tried It and
Japan, with cholera, destructive
BtorinB, and great powers Jealous of her
successes, Beems to bo lti a trying po
sition. And now wo aro asked to bollovo that
a PhlladolphTau whtlcTilBElnK.a.clBtora.
on hlB premises tho other day struck
Amnesty haB been granted to all Ar
menian political prisoners. Tho sultan
wants somo moro people for his brutal
soldiers to kill, perhaps.
Lot tho now woman chaso tho Illu
sive collar button around under the
furniture a fow times and sho may bo
satisfied with her own apparel.
Tho Trilby crozo was a Httlo lato In
reaching Omaha, but It finally got
thoro with both feet, so to speak. This
is evidenced by tho discovery of a now
religions sect thoro, which conducts nil
Us services in "tho altogether."
Hosoa Dallou, vlco president of the
American Humano society, threatens
to arrest all persons conncctod with the
bull fights that are proposed to be
given at tho Atlanta Cotton exposition.
He has written a letter to tho secretary
of the exposition, asking him to use
his inlluenco to prevent tho exhibitions
on tho ground that they aro "immoral
The latest and most interesting
pbnso of tho omnipresent "bloomer
problem" hails from Toronto. A male
member of tho school board of that city
made a motion risking Inspectors to ac
curo names of all women teachers who
have been riding bicycles in "malo at
tire," commonly called "bloomers,"
iEUJLM iffli0111 iQtentlon or taking
furtheT actio'n In tho matFer. As ft
happons, there is an up-to-date woman
by tho name of Dr. dullon on tho Bchool
board who mado such a noble dofenso
of fair bicyclers In tho course of a live
ly discussion that tho motion was lost
11 to 6.
If Marin. Bnrberl had been acquitted
becauso of tho wrong and tho outrage
which provoked her to tho crimo, an
example of terribly ovll consoquenco to
society would havo been furnished, and
It would havo been mado tho excuse for
murder by vllo and violent women who
set snares for men; But what bor pun
ishment shall bo is another matter.
It cannot bo death by electricity with
out outraging every healthy Bo'ntlmont
nud every honorablo lmpuUe In tho
community. Tho thought that men aro
to gather about this wretched and dls
taught girl, strap her, a woman, to a
chair, and then Btand by to watch hor
killing by an electric current, Is horri
ble In tho extreme No decent man
would bo willing to take part in such
a proceeding. No governor ought to
BUbJoct manhood to It. Killing a wom
an in cold blood Is not a business for
nen. It outrages humnnlty.
Tho Americans abroad who havo up
to tho present retained tho distinction
of not being presented at court should
be warned by their friends at homo
resolutely to refuso all temptations for
a court "presentation. Tho iconoclastic
blow at tho tradition that It is an honor
to bo one of tho crowd at court recep
tions has been long awaited, but It has
come at lost. It is aimed by tho short,
fat, vigorous hand of Henri La
bouchere, who remarks in Truth that
It is "no sort of advantage to go to
court." Such on Idea, ho says, can
linger only In tho minds of tho very
credulous or tho entirely unsophisti
cated. And, continues Mr. Labouchero
with somewhat moro force than olo
ganco: "No Inquiries of any sort or
kind arc now mado by tho court ofll
clals respecting tho hordo of unknown
clip-slop whose names aro sent In be
fore every drawing-room or levee."
There's a horrifying revelation for
those who havo still cherished tho
fancy that a "presentation at court"
was an honor and a distinction. It la
recommended to tho attention of any
fair and foolish American girl who may
be envying somo other girl for a prlvl
lego supposed to bo of tho greatest
moment But what a change haB como
over tho social llfo of England since tho
days when tho court was tho highest
An ingenious distiller has discovered
a process for making whisky that does
not contain a single jag In a gallon of
St The failure of the article as a spec
ulation Is inevitable, and it would be
wise in the agents of the manufactur
er to refrain from soliciting trade for it
There is a thriving "Ladles' Suburb
an Club" In Chicago; yet there Is an
Impression abroad that the city ex
tended bo far out oil the surrounding
prairies thai very few suburban ladies
could be discovered.
OYER THE STATE.
Citizfx of York arc enthusiastic for
ft sugar factory.
Tun IJ. &, M. Is rushing work in Its
shops at l'lnttsmouth.
Miss Li.ztt: Dunn, a prominent school
teacher, died at Lincoln from typhoid
This Burlington has inaugurated har
vest excursions and will havo a number
HitAK k.man a S. IImtton was caught
between tho cars at Edgomont and
crushed to death.
Tun president has appointed 0. 8.
Parmnlee postmaster nt Tchamuli, vlco
W. II. Korns, resigned.
A votr.Nfi farmer near Ilushville stop
ped into tho cylinder of a threshing
nmchlno and is short a foot.
Tins 10-year-old son of John Mobs
chlcld of l'lattsmouth was kicked In
the faco by a horso nnd frightfully
John W. Vavi. of Omaha attempted
suicide by throwing himself in tho
river. A man near by snatched him
from his would-be watery grave.
A J. ().wu.t:ii, of Wnco, Texas, and
Mrs. Vcnuin of Blue Springs, .wero
drowned in tho Elkhorn river nt Nor
folk. Their bodies wore recovered.
son of Phillip Thomas, living nbout
three miles west of Yutnn, was drown
ed while bathing in tho l'latta river.
FniKNns of Maj. Clarkson of Omaha
uro pushing him for commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army when the
national encampment meets at Louis
ville. Wilii.fi riding on a freight train n boy
named Scott, of Humboldt, 1.1 y.ava
old, fell under tho wheels and was
killed. He lived but ono hour after
Wiriu: threshing two miles south of
Hcmingford, John J. Elinok, in at
tempting to plivco a belt In position,
wns caught and his forearm literally
ground to pieces,
Iln.i)i!i:Tit camp, Modern Woodmen
of America, nt lltldreth, are making
preparations to crcet a building with a
lnrge lodgo main on tho second iloor
and store room below.
Dn. It. D. llAliitis, representative In
tho legislature from tho Fifty-fourth
district, has moved from Ogalalln to
Arlington. He was a resident of Keith
county for ten years.
Joiiann Senvrrz, living about four
miles west of Scrlbncr, committed Bui
cide by hanging. Scnulu was a hard
working farmer and lor a uumber-of
years had lived in that vicinity.
Thk ministers of Ord, Itev, James
Lislo of North Loup, Superintendent
McCall and a number of public bplrited
citizens of Ord are arranging to hold a
Chautauqua on September 3 to 0 Inclu
sive. In Johnson county last Sunday night
Wm. Tnte, 20 years old, stubbed and
killed Archibald Cathcart, 18 years.
Tho killing was tho result of nn old
fend of long standing. The murderer
I'lzfiA. Lait of Moorefleld dared J.
Starabaugh of Bed Lion Mills to jump
into tho Blue near MeCool Junction
with his clothes on. Lapp was a good
swimmer, but Was taken with cramps
Dfil'UTV UNITKI) KTATKS MAUSHAI.
Baitm nrrestcd Lou Carroll for boot
legging at Ayr and ltoscmont. Carroll
only recently wns released from the
penitentiary, where ho served n short
term for larceny from tho person.
Tim IV.! City State bank iiluu its ar
ticles of incorporation with tho county
cleric, business to begin September 10,
with 550,000 capital. Tho bank has
just completed a very lino building and
will start under favorable auspices.
Captain IIknnv, acting Indian agent
at I'ino Ridge, accompanied by Chief
Clerk George Cromer and a detachment
of Indian police, was in Chndron last
week to receive money for distribution
on tho agency. Tho amount Is 20,000.
Hans Knciii-on and Knud Knudson,
arrested for robbing a Union Pacific
train near Brady Island last week, wero
arrnlgnod In tho district court at North
Platto und pleaded guilty. Tho judge
gavo each of them ten years In tho pen
itentiary. A i.vrru: boy and girl, 7 and 8 years
of ago, children of It J. Cook, living
six miles west of Surprise wero
drowucd in iho Blue, and n third ono
eamo near meeting the same fate in en
deavoring to rescue tho other two. Tho
bodies were recovered.
Jkss Wu.UAMBON of Ilartington, aged
eighteen yenrs, while bathing in tho
mill pond wns drowned, lie could nbt
swim nnd getting into the water be
yond his depth, could not get back.
His companions attempted to rescue
him but were unnble to do so.
Thk. Oxnard Beet Sugar company at
Grand Island is preparing for the lar
gest campaign of the manufacture in
tho history of tho industry in this
state. Tho company has fouud it
necessary to offer extra prices for beets
delivered in November, December,
January and February, theso prices be
ing 25, 30, 35 and 40 cents respectively.
Thk board of mnnngers of the State
Agricultural society, by tho unanimous
adoption of a resolution, decided that
Tuesdav. September 17, would bo
"Golden Bod day." It will also, as an
nounced before, bo Pioneers' day. On
that day the stato board will decorate
tho buildings and grounds with golden
rod, and every visitor to the grounds,
and especially cltUens of the state, are
requested to wear u bunch of Nebras
ka's floral emblem.
Whbn the family of Prof. J. P. Bobb
of Curtis commenced their usual avoca
tions of tho day, the ub
sence of Mr. Bobb wns noted. Soon
after his body was found bunging by
tho neck. Life was extinct No rea
son has thus fur been offered to ac
count for the deed,
Thk water contracts which aro being
prepnred by the secretary of tho North
Loup Irrigation and Improvement com
pany for the coming year will bo con
ditioned so as to sell water by tho
second foot, instead of by tho nere, ns
was the case this season. It is thought
that this will coutribute to tho more
economical distribution of tho water.
Hkv. Lki: Hixt of Ashland hud a
narrow escape from death whilo at
work in tho sand pit at Dean's. He
was digging sand for the Improvements
to his house, and came out of the pit
for n few minutes rest, when it caved
in, piling level al tons of dirt where he
Condition of tho Stato llttnk.
CQunrlorly report of tho condition of
tho stato and private bands (4G0 in
numbct; v.f the stato of Nebraska at tho
close of buslncs on the 1st dny of Au
Loan nnd discounts fSl.taMff-SI
United tftntes bonds on hand .... 30, I3JB
KtocliH, securities, Judgments,
claim, etc .., a&,8.8
Duo from nntlunnl und other ..
Banking house, fiirnlluro nnd
Current expenios nnd tnscs paid 027,070.51
Premium on United ftntet and
other bonds nnd securities 2,4Bi.G5
Checks nud other cash Items "J.lU'i.J'f
Cash j.tro. -s.3l
Other real estate ' 63. ,143.46
Other usot8 not otherwise onu-
Total tSO.V 0,601.70
Capltnl nnd stocK paid In 5 0.CMJ.47JJ.O1
Hurnlti fund ''Jr-iF-
Undivided profits 1,112,31 .03
Dividends unpaid RW.7
tlcnorul dotioMts 10,21j,37U6.
Notes nnd bills rcdlscountcd '.,Cl,32.'.ia
Hills payable fb8,7O8iG0
Other liabilities not otherwlso
enumerated -.. 48.Mi.08
High School Dpslgnntcd.
Tho new law, providing for free at-
tendancont publlo, high schools, which
"Werifinto effect tins month, mnhes it
the duty of tho State Department of
Kduc ion to determine annually what
schools in this state are properly equip
ped and subject to the provisions otho
law. Superintendent Corbett gives out
"About Juno 1 tho state superinten
dent sent out to ull hitrh schools and to
all county superintendents a circulur
containing full information as to tho
manner In which this determination
would bo made, together with a blank
form for reporting tho nccof-sary data
from each high school. The absence of
bchool superintendents and principals
during the vacation litis pi evented
many ehools from sending in the re
port. The state department has, how
ever, just completed a partial list, eub
ject, to the addition of other schools us
their reports nre received.
"Tho following classifications of the
graded schools of the stato indicates
the maximum a mount of high school
work approved by tho stato depart
ment, except in unusual cases and after
"Class A Including all high schools
In districts having fifteen or moro
teachers, such schools being expected
to carry four years, or grades, of the.
state coure for high schools, or its
"Clnss 11 Including all high schools
in districts having six to fourteen
teachers, such schools being expected
to carry three years of the state course
for high schools, or its equivalent.
"Class C In districts having three
to five teachers, such schools being ex
pected to carry two years of the state
course for high schools, or its equiva
lent. "Class D In districts having two or
three teachers, such schools being ex
pected to carry ono year of the stato
course for high schools or its equiva
lent I'rogrriiRlvo Induration.
The teachers of Jefferson county
have this year ndoptcd something new
In tho organisation of nn educational
council, the membership of which is to
consist of three teachers from the vil
lage and three from the country
schools. The otticers of the teachers'
association are to be ex-ofllcio members
und the count superintendent is to bo
ex-ofllcio chairman.. To this council
is to bj roferrcd tho work of preparing i
nvnr-rnitia fnr thu ennnti nftsnotiitirm '
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und the consideration of such other
matters pertaining to tho welfaro of
tho school system as may bo submitted
by the association or superintendent.
Captured a Horso Thief,
l'lattsmouth dispatch: Constablo
Newkirk of Alvo arrived In this city in
charge of a young farm hand named
John Knox, arrested at Alvo tho day
before on tho charge of horse stealing.
Knox appropriated two horses from a
pasture, but wns arrested soon after
tho commission of the thoft, Tho man
shows symptoms of insanity, and is
either acting n part or is crazy.
Worked by Smooth Art lit.
A goodly portion of Johnson county
has been worked by n brnco of smooth
soap agents. These agents would soil
their unsuspecting victim nbout -'Scents
wortli soap for SI, agreeing to deliver
a prize to tho purchaser a few days
later in tho shape of somo cholco bits
of chinawore. Tho dollar would in
variably bo paid, the soap given, but
tho prizes havo failed to materiuli.c.
They will be In other sections of tho
state, nud the people arc warned to bo
on their guard.
A Decpwuter Contention.
or-KKA, Kan., Aug. 31. Governor
Morrill has issued a proclamation for
a Western states conference conven
tion, to be huld at Topeka, October I,
to couslder plans to secure united
notion by tho people of tho West, for
the utilization of the deep water in
tho Gulf of Mexico, nud to arrange for
an intor-Amorican exposition for tho
displuy of Western products. Gov
ernor Morrill's nation is taken nt the
Instance of Governor Culberson, of
Cuba AVlll Hoclc Itcrognltlon.
Nbw Yokk, Aug. 31. Toinub Kstrada
Talma, president of tho Cuban revolu
tionary committee, says that no at
tempt will bo mado to obtain belliger
ent rights until next December, when
a Cuban mlnibter will be sent to tho
United States. He believes that Spain
has now realized that tho end of her
rope has been reached. lie claims
that the cost of sending reinforce
ments is so great that Spain cannot
furnish any more men und will have to
give Cuba her freedom within tho next
In the present Salisbury ministry
blood tells, or title does, for nearly nil
of them belong to the titled classes;
but bo does education count, for nine
of tho members are graduates of Ox
ford and three from Cambridge.
As an indication of the various voca
tions that lead to affluence and inde
pendence, it may be cited that tho ali
mony asked for and practically set
tled upon the wife of pugilist "Jim"
Corbett $100 per week Is larger than
the sum allowed in any of the swell
American divorces of tho lost several
COLD BLOODED MURDER,
WYOMING WHITES BLAMED FOR THE
SETTLERS HOTLY SCORED.
Tim United Stilted District Attorney nnd
n Deputy Marshal Itcport the ltcnnlt
of Their Investigation Into tho
Mutter to tho Attorney Gen
eral No Justice for
Washington, Sept 2. The depart
ment of justice has rcclcved from tho
United States attorney and marshal of
Wyoming the oillcial reports of their
investigation into tho llannoek Indian
troubles made by direction of tho at
The district attorney says: "I havo
no doubt whatever that the killing of
the Indian Tancga on or about tho
13th of July was anautrociousandcold
blooded murder, and it was a murder
porpetrated on tho part of tho con
stable, Manning, and his deputies in
pursuance of a scheme nnd conspiracy
to prevent the Indians from exercising
a right and privilege which is, in my
opinion, very clearly guaranteed to
them by the treaty before mentioned.
Should prosecution on tho part of the
United States bo determined upon it
would bo useless to commence it be
fore a commissioner. As the law is
now, wo aro bound to bring prisoners
before the United States commissioner
nearest to the place of arrest, and In
this case it would be before Mr. Pet
tlgrew, the commissioner at Marj-s-valc.
I am informed that he is thor
oughly in sympathy with the so-called
settlers In that region and thut he ad
vised tho constable, Manning, und his
posse, that the provisions of the treaty
under which tho Indians claimed the
right to hunt upon tho unoccupied
lands of tho United Stntes hud, for
some reason, ceased to bo operutive.
Hence, I think to cause tho arrest of
these mon and take them for hearing
before this commissioner would simply
result in their discharge.
The United States deputy marshal
who investigated the trouble s ays that
after a careful investigation of tho
whole affair he finds that tho reports
made by settlers charging tho Indians
with wholesale slaughter of game for
wantonness, or to sccuro tho hides,
havo been very much exaggerated.
"During my stay in Jackson's Hole,"
ho continued, "I visited many portions
of the district and saw no evidences
of such slaughter. Lieutenants Gard
ner, Parker and Jttckson of the Ninth
United States cavalry, who conducted
scouting parties of troop through all
portion's of Jackson's Hole, also found
this to be the case. On August 12 I
visited u eatr.p of llannoek Indians who
had been on n hunt in Jackson's Hole.
Tho women of the party wero prepar
ing the meat of seven or eight elk for
winter use, and every part of the ani
mal, even to tho brains, entrails and
sinews was being utilized either for
future food supply or possible Eourco
"In connection with the troublo be
tween the Indians und tho whites, I
spent somo time inquiring into tho
causes for the unconcealed hostility of
tho Jackson's Holo people against tho
Indians. There was little or no com
plaint among the settlers of offensive
manners on tho part of the Indians.
Except in rare instances, they have
kept uwny from the houses of the set
tlers and have not been in the habit of
begging. In no instance has there
ever been a well authenticated caso
where a settler has been molested by
nn Indian. Tho killing of game by
Indians and by the increasing number
of tourist hunters threatens to so de
plete the region of big game, deer,
elk, moose, etc., ns to jeopardize
the occupation of tho professonal
guides at Jackson's Hole. It
was decided at the close of last
reason to Veep tho Indians out of tho
region this year, and the events of this
summer aro the results of carefully
prepared plans. This was admitted by
United States Commissioner retttgrew
of Marysvalo and Constablo Manning
said: 'Wo knew very well when wo
started In on this thing that wo would
bring matters to a head. Some one
was going to bo killed, perhaps somo on
both sides, and we decided the sooner
it was done tho better, so that wo could
get the matter beforo the courts.' If
a full investigation of tho troublo
should be held, the fact would bo es
tablished that when Constablo Mann
ing and his pose of twenty-six
settlers arrested a party of Indians on
July 13 and started with them for
Marysvale, ho anil his men did all they
could to tempt tho Indians to try to
escape in order thut thero might be a
bnsis of justification for killing somo
Troublu KxiH-ctod In Oregon.
lliM'.NKS, Ore., Sept. 2. The Indians
at Warm Springs and Umatilla reserv
ations come to this country annually
to kill deer for their skins. Tho
county judge wrote to tho agencies
asking that they bo kept out, but with
out effect.and now the people threaten
to drive out tho Indians, fifty of whom
have already arrived. Should they
persist in going to Stein mountains,
there is likely to be trouble.
A ISoy King Almoit Drowned.
liiAituiTZ, Sept. 2. King Alexander
of Servla went swimming in the bay
of lliscy this morning with an Instruct
or. Doth were carried off their feet
away from the shore by the strong
current. The swimming mnster was
drowned in spite of tho efforts to save
hint and King Alexander only reached
'.he shore with tho greatest difliculty.
The attention of the Mexican consul
for Colorado, Caslmere llelra, has been
called to the imprisonment of two
Mexicans who took part in tho recent
bull light at Gillette. These men paid
their lines wlien arrested at Gillette.
It isthereforo claimed that they are
now illegally held nnd thut the case is
likely to assume international features.
WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW.
tinpmtrniriit In Markets Continue nt n
Kff York. Sept. 2. It. G. Dun &
weekly review of trade says:
improvements in markets and prices
c'ltuiimcs, antl whereas a few months
utfo everybody was nursing the faint-c-t
Impes of recovery it has now come
tu lie tho only question in which
branches, if any, the rise in prices and
the increase of business may go too
fur. A strong conservative feeling is
finding expression, not as yet control
ling tho markets or industries, but
warning against too rapid expansion
In some directions the advance in
prices clearly checks future business.
Dtit encouraging features have great
lower. Exports of gold continue, but
uro met by syndicate deposits and ex
pected to cease soon. Anxieties about
the monetary future no longer hinder
Cr jp prospects, except for cotton, have
somewhat improved during the week.
Important steps toward reorganiza
tion of great railroads gives hope to
Investors Labor troubles are for the
present less threatening and somo of
importauce have alieady been settled.
The industries are not only doing bet
ter than anybody expected, but aro
counting on a great business for the
rest of the year. Tho advance in
prices of iron und its products hns
added about S2 a ton moro in n single.
week to the prices of Bessemer iron nt
Pittsburg and yet tho great steel com
panies aro buying wherever they can,
while tho uir is full of reports that this
or that finished product will still
Lead is still S3.."i2n though tho pro
duction in tho first half of 1805 was
105,1)70 tons, with increasing stocks
from U.IGS tons in January to 8,511
tons In July. Coko is demoralized
with sales at 31.10 per ton.
Wool has been speculatlvelj' hoisted,
so that sales have fallen below last
year's, in August 22,200,400 pounds, of
which 10,1)02,000 wero foreign, ngainst
0.1,7 18,8.'.0 last year, of which only
4,5.10,00 were foreign.
' The prospect for wheat has hardly
improved this week, although the
price has fallen one-fourth of a cent.
Corn is coming forward more freely,
and the September prices have declined
a quarter of a cent with the promise of
a great crop; pork and lard are a shade
STOPPED THE DEBATE.
Slutmclesfl Conduct of n Kentucky Audl
enco Toward Sir. Itrndley.
Eminknci:, Ky., Sept. 2. The sixth
joint debate in tho t cries of twelve,
which was to have taken place be
tween Colonel W. O. Uradley nnd Gen
eral P. W. Hardin, at Eminence, yes
terday, was called off on account of
the noisy demonstration of tho crowd.
Colonel Uradley wns to have opened
and closed the debate. When ho at
tempted to begin the noise and dis
turbance of the Croud was so great
that ho wns compelled to sit down.
W. 1'. Thorno, the Democratic chair
man, arose and appealed to them for
order, but the crowd paid no attention
to him. Colonel Jlrauley attempted
again nnd iifrnin to spenk, six tlmcf in
ull, but fulled to get u hearing. See
ing that tiny attempt to speak was in
vain, he gave it up, saying that the
noio was more than he could stand,
and refusing most positively to proceed
Tlio colonel said. "I wish I had my
voice a minute, so I could toll this
crowd what utter contempt I hold
them in." Then folding up his manu
script he left the stand. Tho action of
the nuhieneo is condemned by the
chairman of the Democratic committee
as well tts the Republicans, who wero
present, and they declare it is an out
ngeand disgrace to Henry county.
Tiro I'voplo Kilted and l'lfty Injured on
nn Kxeiirnlou Train In Georghi.
Macon, Gn., Sept. 2. Two passen
gor coaches and the combination bag
gage and smoking car of an excursion
train left the track on the Southern
railway, between Holton and Popes,
yesterday morning, and fifty people
were hurt and two killed. It is im
possible to explain the cause of the
wreck, as tho track is baid to have
been in good condition There wero
over -100 people on board tho train.
Torn to I'leeei ly it Dog.
Nevada, Mo., SepL 2. Tho 0-ycar-old
child of Lee I.Iundy, residing four
teen miles boutheast of this city, was
attacked by the family dog yesterday
and nlmost torn to pieces. The mother,
who wns in the house at the time,
heard the child's screams and ran out
to its assistance. She succeeded in
beating the avage brute off with a
club, but not until tho child had re
ceived .what nre thought to bo fatul
wounds. Its face was chewed into a
tilx Ituiulrril Vanillic Homeless.
Ai.uuquKiuiUK, N. M., Sept. 2. A
cloudburst occurred lust night near
San Mnrcinl, a town of nbout 5o0
people, on the Santa Pe road, ninety
miles south of Albuquerque. Twenty
houses In tho town wero ruined nnd a
large number In tho fanning dstricts
udjncent. Tho loss is estirnnted at
SS.OOO. Xo lives were lost, but nbout
000 poor families were left homeless.
Cletelnml nnd u Third Term.
London, Sept. 2. SL Clnlr Mclvel
way, editor of the llrooklyn Eagle,
has a letter in the Times in which he
declare if President Cleveland is again
nominated it will be quite different
from any former movement in favor of
a third term. It will bo a popular
protest against tho limit, the earlier
reason for which has ceased. It will
be the people's act ugainst conspiring
C.rcat JIhsoi'Ic Unltvrslty.
JIosion, Sept. 2. Knights Templars
nre bald to be planning the establish
ment of a grout uatlonal university for
both sexes, to be controlled by and in
the interest of ull Masons, with a per
manent endowmont of 8.')0,000.000. Tho
soheme contemplates tho erection of a
sufficient number of fireproof build
ings to accommodate 10,000 students.
MAXWELL IS CHOSEN.
THE POPULIST STATE CONVEN
TION AT LINCOLN.
MnxtTcll Nominated for Supremo Iudg
and Kiln W. Prattle nnd .lumen II.
Iloyditon fur Urgent A llrlef nnt
rolntetl Platform Some Afterthought
Iteiolntloni Nnmei of tho Stato Cen
Nebraska I'opullit Stntn Convention.
l'or ltcgcnts of tho State University. ...
KL1A W. I'BAITIR
JAMES II. ItOYIteTOX
Lincoln, Nob., August 20. Tho pop
ulist state convention mot here yester
day and placed the abovo ticket in.
nomination. Tho convention was
called to order by J. II. Edm'.stcn,
chairman of the state central commit
tee. Tho chairman said that tho first busi
ness before tho convention would bo
the election of a temporary chairman.
A. li Sheldon of tho Chadron Advocate
nominated Ed L. Heath of RushvlUc,
Tho nomination was seconded by Dr.
Steele of Hastings. Delegate Cohen of
Douglas moved to make tho nomina
tion unanimous and ho was elected by
The chair announced the following
as the commltteo on credentials: W.
L. Kirke, Antelope; W. E. Drown, But
ler; O. Nelson, Colfax; E. J. Hall, Hall;
F. L. Layton, Lancaster.
Mr. McKcighan gavo somo advico
about a platform, which he believed
should bo short nnd his. if he wero to
make it, would simply declare for free
and unlimited coinage of bilvcr at tho
ratio of 10 to 1, without waiting for
England or any other nation to con
scut; for a supplemental issue of paper
money and against the enforcement of
any gold contract, and the regulation
Senator Allen was called to tho stage
and was warmly greeted as ho came to
tho front. Ho said in part that tho
populist party would, ho firmly be
lieved, come into power in the national
government as well as in the state. It
was growing and cementing itself ns it
grew. He had seen tho former haughty
nnd proud democratic party torn nnd
rent in twain by an issue that was first
raised by the populists.
Chairman Heath stated that when he
was elected as temporary chairman it
was with tho understanding that Sen
ator Allen would be numed as perma
nent presiding officer, und if he was
elected he would positively decline to
Senator Allen was nominated and
took the chair.
A gavel mado by populists of Califor
nia was presented to tho chairman.
Tho following were named as tho
committee on resolutions: W. A. Mc
Kcighan, J. N. Gaflln, W. A. Jones J.
II. Powers, II. G. Stewart and Wilbur
E. C Hewlett's motion, that all reso
lutions be referred to this commltteo
without reading, was adopted, and at
C o'cloclt the convention took a recess
for an hour and a half.
A motion was made that the conven
tion proceed to nominate a candidate
for judge of the supremo court Tho
ballot resulted: Maxwell COS. D. U
Carey 3, Magney 39. A motion to make
the ballot formal and Samuel Maxwell
declared the unanimous cholco was
Nominations of ca-r.tMlate'a for re
gents of the state university being in
order, I. A. Sheridau nominated James
II. Uoydston of Ked Willow; 15. C.
Itewiek nominated Dr. II. M. Case
beer of Lancaster and James Kinney
nominated Jlrs. Elia W, Pcattio of
Omaha. On tho call of counties tho
vote stood, Casebcer 218J, Mrs. Pcat
tio 578M. Uoydston 575. Mrs. Pcattio
and Uoydston were declared tho nom
inees for regents.
W. A. McKeighan was made national
committeeman in place of chamberlain.
Tho state central comuntteo was au
thorized to fill vacancies.
riiATKonji in nmr.r.
The commltteo on platform reported
tho following, which was adopted:
"Wo the peoplo's party of tho stato
of Nebraska, in convention nssembled,
do put forth the following platform of
principles. Wo hereby renlllrm tho
principles of the Omaha platform. Wo
declaro ourselves in favor of strict
economy in conducting tho affairs of
tho state government in all its branch
es. Wo bellevo the judicial affairs of
the state should be conducted on tho
principles of justice and honesty, with
out partisan basis and in the interests
of the people."
In addition to the abovo platform
several resolutions wero presented.
The first .of these was one pledging tho
the convention to the initiative and
referendum. Wilber Ilryant, 'J'. 11.
Tibbies and Jules Sehouheit opposed
this and J. II Powers and several
others sunnortcd it. The resolution
The following was read; Wo de
nounce as unpatriotic and un-American
any secret oath-bound organization
having for its chief object the creation
of a religious test for public ollleo and
declaro ourselves to bo unreservedly in
favor of the maintenance of a non-partisan,
non-sectarian public school sys
George A. Abbott offered ns a substi
tute for tho resolution: "The populist
party Is opposed to any religious test as
a-qualification for otllce or for member
ship in the party." The substitute was
adopted without a dissenting vote.
Ono resolution recommending a re
duction of all salaries of officers, stato
and national, was adopted. One in
dorsing Governor Holcomb's position in
relation to the peultentinry contract
and his economical administration of
6tate affairs was adopted.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.
A grocer In Sandusky, Ohio, sella eggs
by the peck.
Horse-meat was used In Oregon, as a
regular diet, by the old missionaries,
from 1S33 to 1S44.
In Lapland the men and women dre?s
exactly alike, with tunics, belted at the
waist, and tight breeches.
Maxim's cavalry sun weighs thirty
pounds. It can be strappad on a sol
dier's back, and will fire 700 shots a
The web of the common garden-iplder
Is so fine that 30,000 or tbm, laid Bide
by side, would not cover an lnoh In
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