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F. M. & E. M. K15TMEIX , Pub * .
McCOOK. ' ; ; ; ; NEB
NEBRASKA ITEMS. * .
The .Nebraska City News says that
tthflo parties were quarrying rook near
Buio , they -found an open space in the
ground representing a vault. There was a
sword found and some parts of a skeleton.
No one knows whether the bones were hu
man or whether they.belonged tp an animal.
The only proof they have to show it to be
the work of man is the sword found in the
opening. The general opinion is that this is
a natural cave formerly used by some race
of people as a lodging place.
Kearney * along with numerous other
Nebraska towns is preparing fora big buildIng -
Ing boom the coming spring "and summer.
The county commissioners cf Keith
'county have ordered a'vote on a proposition
to issue $12,000 in bonds to build a bridge
aero 68 the South Platte river.
During the snow storm in October
last a drove of ninety-four fine sheep put In
an appearance at the farm of Sylvester
Haws , near Lowell. Strange to say no one
has yet claimed them. It is supposed they
struggled away from a herd brought throueh
Lowell about that time.
Hastings Jonrnal : The favorable
fall and open winter give promise of the best
spring for years for successful tree-plant
ing. If our planters will use as much care
in purchasing trees and plants as they would
in buying a horse , and will then carefully
and steadily cultivate them , or otherwise
suitably care for them , they may expocfde-
cided success. In considering where to pur
chase , remember that to get varieties adapt
ed to our locality and to receive them in per
fect condition is half the battle.
Fremont Tribune : Of all the steam
threshing rigs that wore sold from Fremont
the year last we have to learn of one that has
not made money for its owner. They all re
port a big run of work.
Fremont Tribune : S. Wilson Beaver ,
of Saunders county , has created a boom in
Nebraska's population. His wife one day
last week presented him with triplets , two
boys and a girl. The mother and children
are doing well- but the father is scared half
to death. We'll let Mr. Beaver off nowfor
Some of the papers have published
statements that the "West Point paper mill
has been sold bvthe sheriff. Sheriff Bee-
mer'says theJRepubllcandid get his grip on
it , for a judgmens obtained for a claim that
the company did not think it right for them
to pay , but the grip was shaken loose before
the day of sale arrived by the payment of
A family of eleven persons in West
Point named Chambers- , narrowly escaped
death a few nights ago by coal gass. All
were unconscious , but by hard labor from
many willing hands were finally rosecue
from danger and death.
. Hartington's daily average shipments
of live stock to Sioux City and elsewhere Is
Hartington has a Sunday school
with five officers , three of whom are law
yers.A good many homesteads are being
taken up this winter in Brown county.
Judge Brown , of Franklin county ,
lost eight head of fine young cattle within
ten days , of a disease known as drymur-
rlan. Many think the disease is caused by
smut in corn , but Mr. Brown's cattle had
not been running in the stalks.
WalterMcKinney , of Buffalo county ,
was accidentally shot on the 8th while pull
ing a gunfrom a wagon , from the effects of
which he died in a few hours. The deceased
lived about twenty miles northwest of Kear
; , Valentine has arrived at that point
where it is concluded beat to incorporate.
Geneva Enterprise : Col. Tappan is
now at Red Cloud agency. This agency is
where he expected the most difficulty in se
curing Indian children , but he has been
quite successful , having secured fifty. He
anticipates no taoubee in securing children
from the other agencies , as they have been
ready to come for some time. Having
chartered a special train , he will be ready
to return as soon as he gets word from Col.
Mltchel that the building is ready for them
Fremont Tribune : Valley county
boasts of a horned hog. It is the property
of Mr. Dave Ruble , who lives a few miles
from North Loup. It seems that the young
porker was turned loose In the corral , and
that an old brindle cow 'adopted it. Mr.
Ruble goon discovered that the cow was
suckling the pig , whose squeal was chang
ing Into a bleat. About four weeks ago he
thought ho noticed a couple of slight pro
tuberances on the head of the young pork
er. On closer examination he found a dis
tinct pair of horns growing. Since then
the horns have continued to grow until
now they are fully two inches long , and the
pig has improved in its bleat until it bel
lows exactly like a yearling calf. In every
other respect it is a perfectly developed pig.
Father Boyle , of Fremont , was pre
sented by his congregation with a purse
amounting to $ i4.
Beatrice Express : On .New Year's
night a'stranger stopped at the City Hotel in
"Wymore , and was soon taken violently ill.
He went into spasms , and remained un
conscious until the next afternoon at 4
o'clock ; when fcedied. . Coroner Walsh
held a post mortem examination Thursday ,
and the coroner's Jury found that he Kad
died from some cause to them unknown.
Papers found on the stranger's person gave
his name as Wm. L. Cox , and it is sup
posed that his home is in Kansas. .
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Mayor Martin , of Boston , was inaugu-
.ated onthe , 7th , and his message fixes the
gross city debt at$42,544,123. an increase of
Judge Love , of Keokuk , Iowa , who
has been frequently mentioned In connec-
nectlon with the circuit Judgeship resigned
by McCrary , utterly refuses to become a
candidate for the position.
Three hunters , Henry Shields , Eu-
wardShIelds and James "Anderson * were1
frozen to death on the prairie in the Chickasaw -
asaw nat'on , the night of the 5th inst.
Reports from twenty-six leading
clearinghouses In the United States for the
week ended January 5th , gives the total
clearances > at $1,031,84C,08Gbeing a decrease
of 3.09 per cent , compared with tno cor
responding week last year.
A gentleman of Chicago forwarded
a small donation to Sergeant Mason on the
occasion of his liberation from prison. He
IB now In receipt of a letter from ' 'Betty' '
Mason , dated Locust Grove , Va. , stating
she does not know the present whereabouts
of the sergeant. He was in Philadelphia
the last she heard from him , several weeks
The woman suffrage party state ex-
executive committee of New York denounce
Senator Edmunds' proposition to disfran
chise the women of Utah as a gross wrong to
non-polygamy and to polygamist by com
pulsion and as punishment without trial for
those who believe in polygamy. The New
York senators and representatives have
been called upon to resist the proposition.
The annual meeting of the Iowa
Cane Growers' association was held at Dos
Moines on the 8th. An address was de
livered by Hon. C. F. Clarkson , president.
Reports of production , mode of culture ,
etc. , were made by a number of persons ,
widely scattered over the state , all reporting
good success , and many samples of syrups
and sugars made by members were exhib
The Illinois railroad and -warehouse
commission gave a decision holding that
the state freight rates for live stock apply
to car lots , without respect to size or ca- '
pacityof the cars. The point was "raised
against the Burlington road , which claimed
the right to charge more than the specified
rate , owing to the fact that their cars are
thirty and thirty-two feet long , while the
usual size of cars Is twenty-eight feet.
The president , in a special message
to cengress , recommends an immediate ap
propriation of $100,000 for Mississippi river
Secretary Folger has submitted to
the senate an 'itemized account of the ex
penses incurred in the star route cases.
. DeLong's remains will be placed in a
temporary vault upon their arrival at New
The O'Donnell correspondence was
referred to the foreign affairs committee.
A bill has been introduced in the Vir
ginia legislature to prohibit Sunday trains.
' Brewster Cameron , general agent of
the department of justice , has tendered his
resignation to accept the position of re
ceiver of public moneys at Tucson , Ari
All railroads at Kansas City on the
8th made a reduction of $4 on New York
tickets of the first class and $3 on the second
An Independence ( Mo. ) special says :
Frank James' condition is growing worse
very fast. His friends have given up hopes
of his recovery.
Robert Bunner , 85 years old , living
alone in Kentucky , .was found on the 8th
burned to a crisp , his clothing having taken
fire during the night.
E . D. Atchison was taken from jail
at Monterey , Ya. , and hanged by a mob.
The concurrent resolution requesting
the Texas congressmen to urge the passage
of the bill giving the Texas , Oklahoma and
Kansas railroad the right of way thnnigh
the Indian Territory , passed both houses of
the Texas legislature onthelOth.
A New York jury gave Bridget
Cronin six cents damage in her suit against
Rev. Florence McCarthy , of Brooklyn , for
$30,000 damages for alleged assault.
The Kentucky legislature is making
slow progress in the direction of selecting a
United States senator.
The Kentucky whisky pool ordered
the capacity of production for this year to
bereducod 66j per cent , below the aver
age production of the past two years.
Grave fears are entertained at Pitts-
burg of disastrous 'floods if the present
warm weather continues.
The Chinese fear that the" French are
entertaining designs upon Canton , and the
people are very uneasy. Hai Phong reports
say that Admiral Courbet would advance
uponBacninh without awaiting reinforce
The French government , it is report
ed , has been assured that England has urged
China to accept the accomplished facts and
arrange terms of peace with France.
It is stated that the Egyptian govern :
ment has given orders to evacuate Khar
toum. The' guns will be spiked and the
powder destroyed. It .is believed that all
efforts will now be concentrated in the de
tense of Massawah and Suakim.
The Paris Figaro asserts that direct
aegotiatiatious between China and France
ivill be resumed on a basis on the now fron-
.ier of Tonquin and the amnesty of the
Black Flags. China will also guarantee the
free navigation of the Song Not river to Lao
The whiskey men of Louisville have
sent out a circular asking constituents to Im
press their , representatives in congress on
the necessity of pressing i.he bill -which pro
vides for the extcnsion.of the bonded period
of. two years on the present' stock of
A vacancy will soon occur in the
grade of brigadier-generals by the retire
ment of "Wesley Merritt , superintendent of
the "West Point Academy. Cot. D. S. Stan
ley of the Twenty-second infantry , is prom
inently mentioned as likely to receive
The Newark canal .andiTassaicand
Hackensack rivera "are 'being dragged for
the body of Chas. Delmonico , who has
been missing for more than a week.
The United States treasury gives no
tice that the principal and accrued interest
on $10,000,000 three per cent , bonds , issued
under the act approved July 12th , 1882 ,
will be paid on the 15th'of . March , 1884.
The interest will cease on tba't'day.
A depraved , vicious looking colored
boy named Elphonso Moll , 15 years of age ,
wag in the dock of the criminal court at
"Washington on the 8th , for committing a
series of atrocious deeds. He lives with
uncle , a respectable'co ored man , who testified - ,
tified that about the 20th of last month 'the
boy bought a box of "Rough on
Rats , " and a quantity of arsenic. He went
tiorne and put the contents in three quarts
of milk with the intention of poisoning
the family , but failed in the attempt. The
next day he renewed the attempt , putting
poison in a bucket of water and Benjamin's
eight children drank from the bucket and
were taken with violent pains in the stomach
ach , but all recovered. He also gave ar
senic to the cattle , which made them sick ,
killed one pig , and did many other vile acts.
Detective Kallaher at Flatbush , L. I. ,
ias arrested the- supposed murderer of
Dannie Gaskell , nearElmira.
A masked mob at Weisser , Idaho ,
took Chas. Dieterli , the murderer of Buck
3ogie , from a cell , and shot and beat him ,
and then dragged him half a mile to' a
slaughter house and hanged him to a wind
lass used by the butchers.
Chas. D. Holmes and Henry Jackson
have been indicted for starting the last three
large fires at Red Bank , New Jersey , causing - *
ing a loss of upwards of $400,000.
Near Buffalo , Texas , a sheriff's posse ,
searching for the desperate negro , Sandy
Robinson , surrounded his cabin on the
Bannerman plantation on the 9th. Lames
Lathrop , one of the posse , opened the door
and was shot dead by Robinson , who seized
Lathrop's gun and escaped.
A plot to burn the Forster grammar
school , at Somerville , 3Iass. , was prevented
by the janitor extinguishing the flames.
Several hundred children were in the buildIng -
Ing at the time. The miscreant is unknown.
George Layhon and Lawrence May ,
arrested for the murder of August Deitz ,
at Rockway.N. J. , August llth , were found
guilty of manslaughter with recommenda
tions for mercy ,
INear the Colorado river , on the lth ,
the San Angelo stage , south-bound , was
halted by four mounted men , who robbed
the mail sacks and passengers , and then de
layed the coach until the arrival of the
north-bound stage , which was also plundered
dered of a large quantityof registered mat
ter south-bound. It is believed that the
road agents made a heavy haul.
llosecrans' bill to equalize the boun
ties of soldiers of the late war provides for
the payment to non-commissioned oflicers ,
musician * , artificers , teamsters and private
soldies who served in the war , including
those mustered into sen-ice under the pres
ident's'tii > t'call for 7f , COO troops , who
actually , served ninety days or more , and
who werehonorably discharged , eight and
one-third dollar per month for the time of
actual service between April 1 , 18Cl'and
May 7. 1&55 , the amount of all bounties :
previously paid to be de ducted in comput
ing the "amount due under this act.
JohnX-r. Gassman Neb.
( ) was con-
The house committee on military af
fairs has.authorized General Slocum to re
port a bill.for the relief of Fitz John Porter.
Twenty presidential pbstoffices , the
majority in the west , were , through the re
cent readjustment , thrown out of the presi
dential class , because the annual receipts
fell below$1,000. As there is no law pro-
riding for a reduction of postmasters' sal-
irles , the department finds difficulty In de
ciding how1 the required change shall be
made. It is probable the twenty offices will
be abolished , and immediately re-cstabjish-
2d as-fourth-class offices.
A democratic member of the ways
ind means committee says the action of the
protective democrats of Hie house is still a '
natter of doubt , but that the action of the ,
lemocratic committee will be conservative
ind calculated to unite the party in favor of
ariff reforms. t
The committee on commerce will
jive precedence to inter-state commerce
jills. Its chairman is instructed to report
) ack at any time for reference to the com-
ulttee on rivers and harbors , for all river
ind harbor appropriation bills and papers ,
The house committee on military af- /
airs will report favorably the bill relative
o the date of mustering in certain officers.
The object of the measure is to pay these
officers for all the time served. In Borne in
stances it is known that officers served a
year before being mustered in.
Mrs ! Lucretia'E. Patterson , wife of
ex-Senator John J. Patterson , of South Car-
olina'dled of ficart disease on the 8th.
iMr. Hill has introduced a bill to re
quire a government building to bo con
structed in every town and city in the Union
in which the postmaster draws a salary of
$1,000 and over. He says this policy will
save the government $1,000,000 a year in
, The commis3ioaer-gcneral of the
land office has submitted to the secretary of
the interior papers relative to the adjust
ment of the grant of jm'bllc lands in the
state ofvansas for the Atchisbn ? Topcka
and Santa Fe road , together' with a com
plete record of the case while before the in
terior department , and an exhaustive
opinion on the questions Involved.
The banking and currency committee
was organized this morning. The general' '
question of legislation to prevent the'con-
traction of the national bank 'currency' was
' ' '
briefly-discussed. ' * *
Representative Willis , Chairman of
the committee on rivers and harbors , Fays
the committee will consider the recommen
dation of the Mississippi Driver commission
for an immediate appropriation of $1,000-
000. It is expected that a favorable report
will be made to the house next week.
At a meeting of the senatecommittee
on post-offices andjpost roads , it was deter
mined to begin cue week hence the consid
eration of several measures proposed tto es-
eablish a postal telegraph.
The house committee on public lands
will hear argument on the question of for
feiture of the Texas Pacific territorial land-
grant now claimed by the Southern Paoifie.
The United States has filed in the court of
claims a counter claim against the Union
Pacific company for $899,607 alleged indeb
tedness , including 5 per" cent on the .net
The sub-committee of the house com
mittee on public lands , to/whom was refer
red the question of order in the land grant
forfeiture bills to be considered , reported
that thtconsideration will be begun imme
The bills of Anderson and Sumner ,
relative to postal telegreph , were referred
to a sub-committee. Bingham , a member
of the sub-committee , says that no action
toward formulating a bill will be taken for
ten days or more.
At a meeting of the house committee
on postoflices and post roads , Mr. Money
was authorized to report to the houpe favor
able action on the bill making public roads
and highways post routes , and giving the
postmaster general power to establish postal
service wherever , n his judgment , the pub
lic welfare required it.
The senate committee on foreign
relations , at a meeting on the 12th , took
up a bill prepared by the Paciffc coast del
egations , introduced in the senate by Senator
Miller ( Cal. , ) amending the Chinese immi ;
gration act of the last congress. The dis
cussion was long , and the bill was finally
referred to a sub-committee consisting of
Miller , "Wilson and Morgan. The tone of
the debate gave warrrnt to the opinion that
\ measure for the purpose of correcting '
; he defects of the present law , and the pro-
bibitionof the importation of Chinese labor-
jrs will be reported by the committee.
A call for $10,000,000 throe per cent ,
aonds was issued on the 12th. :
An influential- committee of local
awyers waited on the president to urge the
re-appointment of District Attorney Cork-
The funeral at Toronto on the 6th of
he victims of the late railway catastrope he
vas attended by an Immense multitude.
Jusiness was entirely suspended and Ihe
smployes of many firms participated in 'the '
iortege. The fronts of a number of estab-
ishments were draped with mourning. The >
offins were conveyed in sleighs draped
vith black and preceded by a gun-carriage
vith a coffin containing the remains of Ser
jeant Mulligan , of the Royal Grenadiers ,
[ "he" procession was an hour passing a given
) olntv'Ten bodies "were interred in-St. -C
Fames Episcopal cemetery , eight" in St. tln Ctl
Hichael's Roman Catholic cemetery , one in tla
Necropolis , and one inMt. Pleasant. All a
he p'atients are doing well 'except Alexan- o
Icr Turrlff , who is in a critical condition * .
Curriff's brother was among the killed.t
The Pall Mall Gazette learns that the
Harquis of Tseng , Chinese ambassador to
France , has not held any communication
vith the French government since the cap-
ure of Sontay. Also that the menaces of the
lot deter China from asseriing her rights.
DUTCH EAST INDIAS. '
The government of the .Dutch East
'ndias has sent troops to the west coast of
Vcheen to compel the rajah to surrender a
rew of twenty-five men of the" steamer
Slsero , wrecked there in November Jast.
Che vessel was plundered and destroyed by
he Acheenese. Among the captives arc > ,
iecond Officer Moore , two Italians , two fa
Americans , two Germans and two Norwe
gians. The British gunboat. Pegasus , sent
here for relief in December , was unable to fc
oinmunicate with the rajah , and British
/onsul Kennedy reported that if the Pega-
us had fired upon the tribe , the prisoners
could have been massacred.
A Rome correspondent says : Th *
conversation of the pope and crown prince
of Germany consisted of two parts. Oce
will remain absolutely secret , and the other
will bo published at the proper tirno. Tba
pope has Inforlned the cardinal that he has
consigned to the secret archives a detailed
account tlio conversation , tliat posterity
may have a statement of importance.
Emperor William sent this letter In reply
to congratulations sent by the magistrates of
Berljn on New Year's day , < Tpralso Go < Z
In Ills goodness that It has slill baun vouch
safed me to inaugurate a > proud monument
on the banks of the Rhino , which IH deslR-
natcd not only as a perpetual commemora
tion of the happily regained unity of Ger
many , but as also an eaniest sign of the In
vigorated and tnie might of the unit
ed German empire. The grand fes
tival In honor of Martin Lutlier'e
birth , in which , after four centuries , the
whole of evangelic Christendom united witfc
me , will not the Jess ever rejuain for me an
elevating reminiscence. It affords me the
greatest satisfaction that New Year ha ? ;
come under circumstances which verify the
hope of quiet and undisturbed times. I sna
convinced that , uuder-thc bleo.sed protectioit
of peace , of the maintenance of which i
have obtained fresh guarantees througb
personal intercourse with friendly princes
the nation.wll1 in future find prosperous de
A Cairo dispatch says the slosmcr
conveying the last reinforcements for
Suakim nas been wrecked on the lied ECS.
near that town. The troops and crew were
saved , but the ammunition and muted were
lost. The government is coiiaiderlng the
best means of evacuating Soudan. Troubke
have broke out In the provinces of Benf ,
Surf-and Fayowh. Bedouins are harrasslny ;
The Berlin Vossische Zeitung states
that Bismarck has directed inquiry to be
made whether the exemption laws vrhiek.
allow Bremen and Hamburg provision ships
with American pork nhould notl > o extended ;
to Prussian porta.
The minister , of war have drafted
the statement regarding the proposed evacu
ation of Soudan , showing that2t,000rnenan <
54 guns are in Soudan. The removal to
Khartoum of the ammunition stored at
Sfassala would require 4COO camels , or
5,000 if the material of the Abyssinia fron
tier is alpo removed , It will be neccssarj
to-make the journey by river , which will
take three montksand require 1,300 boat * .
; everal Bedouin tribes along the Nile be
tween Khartoum and Berber have declared'
orKlMahdi. Orders have been sent to
Khartoum for the civil population t *
juit the town immediately.
4. Frightful Affair at Belleville , III.
ST. Louis , January 6. The institute
> f the Immaculate Conception , Sisters oC
SbtreDama , at Belleville , 111. , burned last
light. There were about sixty pupilt ? IJB
he school ranging from ten years to fuBI
jrowu , all girls , and several teachers , be-
ddes other inmates of the building. The
ire is said to have started , near the third
itory , which is used as a dormitory , and as
ittempt was made to extinguish it , but this
'ailing , effort- were made to remove the pu-
? iL . The flames spread HO rapidly , how-
jver , that no order could be preserved.
? anic seized both the children and the sis-
ers , and it was a wild , confuted rush to os-
ape. Forty or more pupil * are known to
lave got out , or were taken from the build-
ng and given shelter in nmghboring-
louses , but several in their fright jumped
rom windows and were either killed or
> adly injured. Miss Mary Campbell , a
eacher , of East St. Louis , leaped from a
hird-htory window and died in a few min-
ites. Another , name unknown , climbed to
he roof porto , and either fell or was blowu
iff and fataHy injured.
When the ruins "were sufficiently cool vol-
inteers went tobring out the bodies. It
vas a terrible sight. At times the sesrchera
vouldfind two or three charred masses
mddled closely together , seemingly seeking
rotection in one another from the advanc-
ng flames. *
Instead of being two , as at fir.-t supposed ,
he total known deaths "is twenty-seven ,
wenty-two of which are pupils and fivesLs-
ers , among the latter the sister superior-
) n the fourth floor the pupil boarders witfc
hree sisters slept , on the third floor the re-
aaining'sisters , and on the second or floor
hove the basement what are termed orphans
r half orphans slept.
WASHINGTON , January 11. The sub- s
ommittee of the appropriation committee ,
onsisting of Sdloman and Fallett , to-day
irepared a pension appropriation bill ,
rhich they will report to the full committee
n Monday and which will probably reaclt
tie hotiae the same day. The bill , aa agreed
pen , provides for a reappropriation of the
nexpended balance of the appropriatioa
irthe ; fiscal year ending June 30 , 1SS3 ,
mounting to $39,000,000.The balance of
be appropriation for the present fiscal
ear unexpended at the close of the pres-
nt year is estimated at § 2,600,000 , and a
resh appropriation of $13,000,000 ia recom-
icnded , making $80,000,000.
KOKKCK. IOWA. Dr. E. E. Fuller : *
ave used Brown's Iron Bitters in my OWE
imily with excellent results. ' '
A Chicago detective has partially re-
Drmec' becoming a. bank robber.
A stump speech "Give us the butt of
our cigar , mister. "
How many creditors miss their
rhen nature's debt is paid ?