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F. M. & E. M. K1MMEIX , Pub .
McCOOK , NEB
t A sheep , the property of W. W. Sla
ter , Pawnee county , lately gave birth to a
double lamb , having a double head , two
noses , four eyes ' , three ears , a double body
The Nebraska Central" Railroad
company has filed .articles of incorporation
with the scretary of state. The object is to
build and operate a railroad , telegraph and
telephone from Decatur , Burt county ,
through the counties of Burt , Cuming ,
Stan ton , Madison , Boone , Wheeler , Loup
Cherry and Sioux , all in Nebraska , to th
west line of the state Also to build and
operate telegraph and telephone lines and
transfer boats across the Missouri river ,
and a bridge across said river in Burt
A.floater was discovered in the Mis
souri river at Nebraska City , floating down
stream on a huge cake of ice. Before the
river men could catch him the ice upset ,
throwing the drowned man Into the water.
He was an old man , rather large , with
heavy gray whiskers , and was much bloat
ed , apparently having been In the water a
State papers having circulated the
report that there are several cases of small
pox In Plattemouth , the Journal of'that
place thinks , the proper thing for them to
ao now is to circulate the report that there
Is not a case of small-ppx in Plattsmouth ,
the same having been entirely eradicated.
In the district court at Lincoln a mo
tion for a change of venue in the case of
Quinn Buchanan , the Waverly murderer ,
was sustained and the venue changed to
Otoe county , beinga county adjoining Lan
caster , and ordered that the trial of the
case be had and conducted in said Otoe
county at the next term of the district
Mr. John Terhune , of Beatrice , has
a large contract in the artistic line. He is
to furnish 1,000 signs for the Mound City
paint company , of St. Louis. These signs
are to be distributed in Nebraska.
The Lancaster county fair , ( Lincoln
the county seat ) , this year , will be held
September 10-19 inclusive.
The Hastings Gazette says there will
probably be two lines of refrigerator cars
from that city this season. One upon the
St. Joe and Western road , the White Star
line , and the other on the B. & M. line , the
Merchants' Dispatch. This will enable the
butter , egg and poultry men to ship their
goods east with safety and in good shape.
Athree-year-old girl of Webb Brenan ,
of Boone county , was accidentally shot by
her seven-year-old brother , a few days ago.
The little boy by some means succeeded in
getting possession of the rifle which hung
on the wall , and In fooling with the lock
the gun was discharged , the ball passing
through a partition wall and the body of
the little girl , who was playing in an ad
joining room. She died almost instantly.
Two prominent gentlemen of Fullerton -
ton have arranged for giving that town an
opera house 50x100 feet. The work thereon
will commence at an early day.
The Soldiers colony which met at
Lincoln a few days ago , decided to name
the new county , of which Logan will be the
county seat , Dawes county. It will prob
ably be six months before the town can be
opened for settlement owing to a delay in
securing the title to the land.
Sam Farmer , living near Arapahoe ,
was told carbolic acid was good for a skin
disease from which he was suffering. He
applied the globules , instead of the diluted
acid , and suffered terribly until relieved by
A suit has just been argued before a
jnasteriu chancery at Lincoln , involving
the amount of $5,000. This case was brought
by J. N. Clark , of Webster county , against
31. K- Lewis , of Hastings , SOT infringing
on his. ( Clark's ) well auger patent.
The 19th anniversary of Gen. Lee's
surrender will be celebrated at Hubbel on
April 9th. The G. A. B. post of that place
are making ample preparations for the
event. A number of other posts will be in
Winter wheat and rye ate said to be
coming forward in good shape , and one can
notice daily the change in the appearance of
A meeting of engineers and survey
ors from various parts of the state was held
in Lincoln. lor the purpose of organizing a
state association. A constitution and by
laws for the Nebraska association of engi
neers and surveyors' was adopted , and a
permanent organization effected. The fol
lowing officers were elected for the present
year : President- Andrew Rose water ,
Omahavicepresident , J. G. Routson ,
Columbus ; secretary , J. P. Walton , Lin
coln ; treasurer , A. B. Codding , Tork.
Richard Reese , an aged and re
spected citizen of Plattsmouth , dropped
dead very suddenly at his home a few days
ago. He had not been ill , but complained
of feeling very tired and went down stairs ,
where he was found dead on the floor.
The postofSce department has or
dered the weighing of mails over the Union
Pacific , the Burlington and Missouri and
Sioux City and Pacific from Fremont to
Valentine"to begin April 9. The order ne
cessitates the hiring of twenty-eight men.
They have all been appointed , thirteen of
whom are from .Omaha. These weighers
will be employed thirty-five days and re
ceive $105 for their services.
The Plum Creek Pioneer puts it thus :
John A. Roberts , of Gosper county , on
Wednesday shipped to Missouri a lot of seed
corn , grown on his farm a few miles south
of here. The whirligig of time works great
changes , and instead of shipping to the
"Great American Desert" from the * 'gar
den spots" east of the Missouri river , the
aforesaid ' 'garden spots" now look to the
aforesaid "Desert" for some of their seed.
But us fellows out here feel better over the
The G. A. R. reunion committee
held a meeting a few days ago and appoint
ed committees for the various departments.
The secretary was Instructed to extend in-
Titationsto the following persons to be
present and participate in the reunion :
President Arthur , Generals Grant , Sher
man , Crook , -Howard , Logan , Hancock ,
Secretary Lincoln , J. G. Blaine , Senators
Manderson and Van Wyck , Col. Ingersoll
Mr. F. Curtiss , of Fairmont , is
Jnstback from a Tisit to Albany , N. Y. ,
.Boston , Mass. , Rutland , Yt. , and other
cities , where he was astonished to find such
Interest taken in everything relating to this
state. He found preparations made
wherever he went for an immense immigra
tion this season , and was beset with in
quiries in relation to the resources of Ne
braska , showine1 that the thoughts of east
ern people are fixed upon this state as the
Kreat objective point.
The Plattsmouth Journal says : Our
worthy Grand Army friend S. Weaver , the
landlord of the Cottagehouse , was on Sat
urday the recipient of his back pension
money from the government something
near $4,000 and it now lies to his credit at
the bank. He Is so modest that one would
never suspect that he had a single dollar to
At the election in Omaha the old
school board was returned by large majori
ties to positions which they have most ac
ceptably filled the past year.
Tostoffice changes during the week
endlnp April 3,1884 : Established Crout-
land , We county , H. P. Cough , post
master ; Guernsey , Dawson county , Albert
B. Guernsey , postmaster ; Mlnerville , Otoe
county , Solomon J. Thomas , postmaster ;
Newport , Brown county/Walter W. Groom
.postmaster ; Richmond , Holt county , Mrs.
Lizzie J. Eastmann. postmistress ; Tufford ,
Custer county , Marlon V. Tufford , post
master. Discontinued Washington , war-
Mr. S. Chandler and wife , of Shelton ,
Buffalo county , Nebraska , have made a fine
donation to the ladies of the Auxiliary so
ciety for the Home of the Friendless > at
The barn of Andrew Backhand , oi
Polk county , was struck by lightning last
week and burned to the ground. The con
tents , consisting of eleven head of horses ,
five seta of harness , a lot of machinery ,
four hundred bushels of corn and a quan
tity of oata were burned , together with a
stack of hay which stood near. The family
knew nothing of the catastrophe until Mrs.
Backlund saw the light from the burning
building. It wat then too late to save any
of the hones. Loss , $2,500. About the
same time a bolt descended upon the | barn
of A. J. Swanson , in the same county , and
kille two horses.
It is reported that discovery has
been made that the last legislature mis
takenly omitted to appropriate for two
years' salaries at the state deaf and dumb
institute at Omaha , and that Principal Gll-
lespie is endeavoring to have the state au
thorities provide'for the deficiency.
Mr. Curry , of Albion , had a narrow
escape from being buried alive a few days
since. He was engaged in boring a well ,
and had got it to down something over a
hundred feet , when , on account of it cav
ing in so much , it became necessary to go
down and put in a curbing. The well was
only twenty inches in diameter and when ,
suspended over a hundred feet from the
surface , the well began caving in at the
top. Only the prompt action of his men
saved bis life.
Beatrice last week elected a license
ticket throughout. The proposition to give
the street railway company a right to lay
its track through the city was defeated.
Charley Sayers , of Falls City , a boy
about twelve years old , caught fire from
some inflamaole substance in his pocket and
was badly burned.
The West Point Republican says people
ple cannot be too careful just at this sea
son of the year in guarding against the ap
pearance of diphtheria. Every scrap of
vegetable matter in cellars that shows any
signs of decay should be removed at once ,
and yards and alleys kept as clean as possi
hie. Watch the children closely , and com'
mence fighting the dreaded disease at Us
earliest appearance. Many cases can be
checked at first which if allowed to de
velop result fatally.
Fritz Drescher , a boy of eleven years ,
in the northern part of Richardson county ,
while out hunting recently had his gun
burst , entirely blowing off his left hand.
His gun was old and defective , and was
blown into many pieces.
STRUCK BY A CYCLONE.
An Indiana Town Completely "Wiped Out
A Scene of Desolation and Death.
A destructive cyclone struck Oakyille ,
Indiana , on the 1st , completely wiping it
out of existence , and doing inestimable
damage to life and property. About 5
o'clock a heavy black cloud came driving
from the west and another from the north.
The two clouds met at the house of Lewis
Cochran , two miles west of Oakville , lifted
it bodily from its floor and foundations and
tearing it into kindling wood and deposited
it along its course for two miles and a half.
A minute later it struck Oakville , carrying
death and destruction along its track. Of
thirty houses in Oakville all but three were
torn'to atoms. Four persons were killed
outright in Oakville and a fifth died soon
afterward , while James Sanders , two miles
west , was also killed , making six killed
and a large number injured. Fifty
persons are reported wounded. A
large warehouse and saw mill
adjoining the town are in ruins and the
scene is a chaos of rubbish , of whose own
ership it is impossible to tell. Ann Dear
born , an old lady , and two sons , and Col.
Johnson and James Sanders were killed ,
besides two other persons whose names
were not ascertained. Christian Swain lost
everything and had his house blown from
over his head , but , like Cochrane , he es
caped uninjured. L. Hale bad his new
house removed entirely Irom its founda
tion. The track of the cyclone was about a
quarter of a mile wide and destroyed every
thing in its track.
Reports from eastern Indiana and west
ern Ohio say the storm was very severe.
The wind blew a hurricane , prostrating
fences and telegraph lines. Near Green
ville the storm was very severe , and houses ,
baraes and trees were blown down. No
lives are reported lost.
Dispatches from various points in the
northwest give further accounts of the de
struction by the cyclone. At Dublin , O.- ,
a church and several barns were unroofed.
Considerable stock is reported killed. At
Arncum , near the Indiana state line , twelve
jams and four houses were destroyed and
three persons hurt. At Mecbanicsburg
many trees were blown down and several
mildings unroofed. At Bowlersville and
Mutual the storm did considerable darnazc
o timber and barns. The track of the storm
was about a third of a mile wide. Fortun
ately there were no large towns in its
A cyclone 100 yards wide passed thirty
miles below Chattanoogo , Tenn. , on the
1st , in a northwesterly direction. Two
members of Col. Tatum's family were
dlled and five other deaths are reported.
Several trees were blown across the track
of the Alabama and Great Southern rail
way. The night express was thrown from
Lhe track by these obstructions. The fire
man , Ed Brown , was killed , and then en
gineer , Mike Frowley , injured.
THE NATIONAL CONVENTION.
Preparation for the Coining Great Politi
At a meeting of the sub-committee of
the national republican committee , held in
Chicago for the purpose of arranging the
preliminaries for the coming national con
vention , Hon. John C. New , of Indiana ;
John A. Martin , of Kansas , and John H.
Cough , proxy for Senator Logan , were
present. The plans for a convention hall ,
niadebythe music festival committee , were
adopted , with modifications , increas
ing the seating capacity of the
gallery so , that the hall will accom
modate between 8,000 and 9,000 , ex
clusive of the platform for the delegates ,
which has a seating capacity of 1,000. Pro
visions have been made for the daily..press
of the country upon as liberal a basis as
possible , and a reportorial force of about
600 can be accommodated. Applications
from the daily press for seats will be con
sidered by the sub-committee at its next
meeting. Inasmuch as the whole country
is to be provided for , it will be expected
that the daily newspapers will only apply
for sue h number of seats as is absolutely
necessary. The committee call attention
to the fact that the associated press will
make full and complete reports of every de
tail and transaction of the convention , for
whom it will have ample facilities.
Many truths now of reverend esteem
and credit , had their birth and begin
ning once from singular and private
thoughts , while the most of men were
otherwise possessed , and had the fate
at first to be generally exploded and
exclaimed on by many violent opposers ,
yet truth , in some age or other , will
2nd her witnesses and shall be justified
at last by her own children. [ Mil
THE MflONAL CAPITAL.
Favorable Report on the Bil
for Establishing a Postal
Adverse Heport on the Constitu
tional Amendment for Woman
A Record of Proceedings it the Sen
ate and Honse of Repre
MONDAY , March 81. Mr. Miller
( N. Y. ) reported favorably the bill to pro
vide for the establishment of forest re
servations at the head waters of the Mis
souri river and thn head waters of Clark's
Fork of the Columbia river.
Mr. Mabone introduced a bill to allow a
drawback on imported goods used in man
ufactured tobacco , snuff and cigars ex
ported from the United States. Kef erred.
Mr. Platt called up , for the purpose ol
making some remarks on it , his bill pro
viding for the organization of the patent
office into separate departments.
The chair laid before the senate a com
munication from the attorney general stat
ing that there has been neither neglect or
refusal to furnish information concerning
the star route attorneys , but his force was
too small to supply promptly the volumni-
ous papers called for.
Under the call of states the follow
ing were introduced and referred :
ByFinerty , a Joint resolution declaring
"that thanks are due and hereby accord en
to United States Minister Sargent for the
able , faithful and dignified manner in which
he discharged the duties of his office while
representing the interests of this republic
at the court of the German empire'also
appropriating $200,000 for the establish
ment of a sailor's home at Chicago.
By Kasson , to repeal the internal reve
nue tax on tobacco and distillation of ap
ples and peaches.
By King , appropriating $400,000 for the
relief of sufferers from the Mississippi
"By Graves , authorizing the appointment
of a Missouri river commission.
By McMillan , limiting to one year from
date of the commission of offense the time
within which prosecutions may be institu
ted against persons charged with violating
the internal revenue laws.
TUESDAY , April 1. A bill was intro
duced by Edmunds , and reported favorably
from the committee on naval affairs , for the
relief of the Jeannette survivors. Passed.
Mi. Logan reported favorably a Joint resolution
elution , requiring the secretary of war to
furnish the governor of Ohio with copies of
the muster rolls in hi" department , of Ohio
regiments which fouyht in the war for the
Mr. Hale reported the naval appropria
tion bill , with sundry amendments.
Mr. Hill introduced a bill to make certifi
cates of gold and silver deposits in the
treasury of the United States a Ipgal tender
for public and private debts.
The educational bill was then considered
without final action.
Mr. Reagan reported , as a substi
tute for a number of bills , a bill to pro
vide for inspection of live stock and hogs.
Mr. Jones reported a bill to prohibit any
officer , servant or agent of the goyernment
to hire or contract out labor of prisoners
incarcerated for violating the laws of the.
Mr. Levering reported a bill to pay em
ployes of the government wages heretofore
withheld in violation of the eight hour law.
The house resumed consideration of the
trade dollar bill.
Mr. Bland moved to strike out the fourth
section , which provides that trade dollars
recoined into standard dollars shall be de
ducted from the amount of bullion re-
qirued to be coined by the remonetization
act. Agreed to 131 to 118. The bill
passed 189 to 46.SENATE.
WEDNESDAY , April 2. The chair
aid before the senate the credentials of
Elenrv B. Payne , senator-elect from Ohio.
These credentials were transmitted owing
to the informality in the credentials first
The senate passed the bill to increase the
efficiency of the general land office ; also ,
tforrill's bill for the improvement of coin
age.The education bill was taken up and dis
cussed by Messrs. George , Blair and Van
Mr Dorsheimer presented a memo
rial from the bondholders of the Northern
Pacific railway company praying to be
heard before the committee on public lands
on the bill declaring the forfeiture of lands
granted and asking congress to protect
; heir interest. Kef erred.
The house then went into committee of
the whole on the Indian appropriation bill.
Mr. Ellis explained the provisions of th
jill , including the provisions for the pun
ishment of surreptitious whisky sellers , the
mnual census of the tribes and the provis
ion for school houses. He expressed the
lope that the Indians would be given stand
ing in the courts and eventually citizen
A message was received from the presi
dent , recommending an appropriation of
$100,000 for the protection of the levees on
the lower Mississippi.
THURSDAY , April 3. Mr. Hoar pre
sented a petition from citizens and soldiers
of the western states connected with the
national league praying that a pension of at
least $5 per month be given each honorably
discharged soldier and sailor of the late
war.A bill was reported favorab y and placed
on the calendar to authorize the construc-
; ion of a bridge over the Missouri at White
Cloud , Kas.
A resolution was agreed to instructing the
committee on library to inquire into the
expediency of purchasing from the Lewis
family , for the United States , the sword
worn by Washington on the occasion of re
signing his commission to congress.
The senate then took up the education
bill , but no definite action was had.
The house went into committee of
the whole on the Indian appropriation bill.
The pending question was on an appeal
&ken from the decision of the chair yes-
; erday , declaring in order the motion made
by Mr. Throckmorton to strike out the
clause appropriating $12,500 for the pay of
five Indian inspectors and to insert a proviso
vise abolishing the office of Indian inspect
ors and authorizing the secretary of war
to detail five officers of the army , not un
der the rank of captain , to ac : as Indian
inspectors. After debate the Judgment of
the chair was sustained and the motion
After consideration of forty-six of the
fifty-two pages of the bill the committee
rose and the house adjourned.
FRIDAY , April 4. Mr. Logan pre
sented a petition from the Chicago board of
trade , protesting against the further coin
age of silver dollars ; also from the Chicago
trades and labor assembly , protesting
against the repeal of the present paten
Mr. Jonas submitted a joint resolution
which was referred to the committee on 1m
provement of the Mississippi , making an
appropriation of $100,000 for the protectiot
of the existing levees of the lower Missis
The education bill was then taken up , am
Mr. Bayard addressed the senate.
The house went into committee o
the whole on the Indian appropriation bill.
The consideration of the bill having been
concluded , the committee rose and the bil
The house then went into committee o. .
the whole on the private calendar.
Recess was taken till 7:30 , the evening
session to be for the consideration of pen
At the evening session the house passei
eighteen pension bills and adjourned.
SATURDAY , April 5. Cullom intro
duced a bill to reimburse the several states
for interest paid on war loans.
The education bill was taken up and Mr.
Morgan continued his remarks in opposi
Mr. Plumb's motion to recommit the bil
to the committee was withdrawn , as were
also the amendments offered early in the
debate by Harrison.
Mr. Logan's amendment was then read.
It appropriates $15,000,000 for the first ,
$17,000,000 for the second , $20,000,000 fo
the third year , and then diminishes at a
rate of $2,000,000 a year up to the tenth
year , when the appropriation shall cease to
be applied to the education of all childrei
of school age in the United States.
The amendment being voted on , was los
yeas , 2 ( Brown and Logan ) ; nays , 47.
It was finally agreed , on motion of Mr
Allison , that the hill be disposed of before
adjournment on Monday , the debate in the
latter part of the day to be under the five-
Mr. Goff , from the committee on
naval affairs , reported back the resolutiot
requesting the secretaries of the navy anc
war to report on the feasibility and expe
diency of constructing an interior coast line
water way for the relief of the Atlantic an ( ]
Gulf seaboard. Adopted.
The morning hour was dispensed with ,
and the house went into committee of the
whole ( Boyle in the chair ) on the agricul
tural appropriation bill.
Several amendments were adopted ,
among them one increasing , by $25,000 , the
appropriation for the distribution of seeds ,
plants , etc. The bill was passed.
The bill forfeiting the Oregon Centra
land grant was considered , but not acted
THE PUBLIC DEBT.
The decrease of the public debt dur
ing March was $14,238,324. The decrease
since June 30 , 1883. is $821,828,398. Cash
in treasury , $402,875,211.
NATIONAL BANK CIRCULATION.
Tliu house committee on banking and
currency has instructed DIngleyto report
favorably the bill authorizing the secretary
of the treasury , out of any lawful money
deposited by the national banks for the
pu pose of retiring their circulation , to
purchase at current market rates such
bunds of the United States as he may deem
profitable to the government. The bonds
so purchased are to be held for the pur
poses of this trust.
The annual readjustment of salaries
of postmasters for the next fiscal year has
been begun at the postofHce department.
Salaries of 2,405 presidential postmasters
will be adjusted on returns for the quarter
ended March 31st , the adjustment to take
effect from July 1st. The department is
about to begin the examination and review
of the claims of postmasters for readjust
ment of their salaries for the period between
the years 1864 and 1874 , in accordance with
the provisions of the act of March 3,1883.
- WOMAN SUFFRAGE.
Representative Maybury has been in
structed by the house committee on Judi
ciary prepare an adverse report on the Joint
resolution proposing a constitutional amend
ment to confer the right of suffrage on
The senate committee on postoffices
and postroads have agreed to report favor
ably on the bill to establish a postal tele
graph system. This action was agreed up
on by a vote of 4 to 3. Senator Hill , chair
man of the committee , will report the bill
soon enough to secure for it a good place on
, he calendar , but the report to accompany
he bill will not be submitted until a late
THE JEANNETTE INVESTIGATION.
Investigation into the loss of the
Jeannette was begun on the 5th. Arnoux ,
counsel for Melville and Mrs De Long , at
tempted to have the investigation stopped
as unnecessary , but the committee decided
o proceed. Curtis , counsel for Dr. Col-
ins , requested that Mrs. De Long produce
he original journal of Capt. De Long , and
; htt all the records connected with the ex-
> edition be produced. This was agreed to.
Dr. Collins , brother of Jerome Collins ,
hen made his statements , which do not
differ materially from what he has already
mblished concerning the ill-treatment of
lis brother by De Long treatment that
Danenhower said ' 'would have caused him
o go over the ship's side if he had to en
dure it. " Bartlett , fireman on the Jean
nette , testified that Jerome Collins told him
hat De Long had made his life a perfect
lell on earth ; that he watched and dogged
dm like a poor man's cur.
HE WANTED A DRINK.
And It Was Procured at Great Cost to
t Human Iiife.
A Belleville (111. ) dispatch says 3 The
ast coach of the Louisville and Nashville
rain this evening was thrown down a
wenty-foot embankment by an open
switch , the switchman having gone to a
neighboring saloon for a drink. John Corn-
stock was killed and the following wound
ed : R. A. Gibbons , skull fractured ; P. M.
Anderson , scalp wound and internal inju
ries ; John A. Mohrer , wife and
six children ; three of the chil
dren will probably not recover ;
John Barton , wife and five children ;
, hree of the children badly hurt , and a baby
n arms had its skull crushed ; Rosa Barton ,
; utin arms and hips ; Annie Hoffman , hurt
nternallv ; G. B. Morris and wife , both
> adly hurt about the head ; J. A. Larkin ,
hree fingers cut off and scalp wound ; Mrs.
ulller , shoulder dislocated and leg broken ;
D. Nair , spine fractured ; Mrs. J. H. Cross
cut in head , arm and shoulders. They are
emigrants from Virginia. The wounded
are being cared for. The switchman ran
away to escape lynching.
Reviewing the Great Riot.
Murat Halstead , editor of the Commer
cial Gazette , of Cincinnati , reviews the
riots of that city in the following dispatch
to the New York Tribune : The number of
> ersons killed and wounded in the riot thus
ar are about 200. The court house is not
n utter ruin as it was at first supposed to
) e. A large proportion of valuable records
were saved. The money in the treasury is
all saved. The vaults , which were very
leavv , are mainly Rood. "We have confi
dence that there will not be a repetition of
he terrors of the three nights that will bee
o memorable here , but only the over
whelming force of the state troops prevents
a further disa trous demonstration. The
determination to lyr ch the gang of murder
ers in the prison and release the crowd of
rioters who have been made prisoners is
omething terrific , and a secret meeting was
leld to-day , and would mean mischief if
here were not a thousand rifles and sever
al batteries at hand.
Wreck of the Steamer Daniel
Steinmann , from Antwerp
A Review of the Cincinnati Riot
by the Editor of the
Railroad Accident Through the Care
lessness of a Switchman
The nitroglycerine house of the Re-
panno chemical works at Thompson Point ,
N. J. , exploded , instantly killing six per
At Dallas , Texas , Michael Borus , j ;
waiter was shot down in cold blood by Wil
Us Adams , a drummer for a St. Loui
Joe Livingston has been arrested u
Cedar Rapids , Iowa , charged with the
murder of Joe Turner about ten days pre
The mayor of Sandersvills , Ga. , tel
egraphed for 1,000 rounds of ammunition
on account of fear of a negro uprising.
Members-elect of the New Mexico
legislature have sent to Representative
Springer , to be presented to congress , a
memorial charging that over 4,000,000 acres
of land in New Mexico and Colorado have
been converted to private use.
Fred Jackley , a lawyer of Pough
keepsle , N. Y. , has fled , after swindling
the people out of 10,000.
The wife of Hon. Geo. W. Julian
died at Indianapolis. She was a daughter
of the late Joshua R. Giddiugs.
: , Thomas Samon was arraigned at La-
conia , N. H. , for the murder of the Ruddy
family and Mrs. Ford , last autumn. His
assigned counsel announced that Samon
was determined to plead guilty of murder
in the first degree , the prisoner declaring
that it would not be Just for him to escape
Disappearance of Nellie Brackett ,
a companion of Miss Hill , plaintiff in the
celebrated Sharon divorce case , is the topic
of conversation in San Francisco. Her
mother says she is in that city , but refuses
to state where. She says the reason she
left Miss Hill is that they quarreled.
President Lovejoy has dismissed Col.
Dodge from the management of the Den
ver and Rip Grande road. Dodge refuses
to be dismissed , claiming that by the lease
of the Denver and Rio Grande and Western
he is made jreneral manager for life or till
resignation , and the officers of the road
stand by him in the fight.
The grand jury of Philadelphia has
found a true bill against Major A. H. Nick-
erson , charging him with perjury. This is
the outcome of the divorce suit in which
the major figured a year ago , when he se
cured a divorce from his wife.
An unusual demonstration attended
the return of the Columbus military from
Cincinnati. At all stations along the line
large crowds were out to greet the men
At the Methodist Episcopal confer
ence Dr. Hunt of the Methodist book
concern , said that during the past four
years the Methodist church has paid out
$6,555,000 for religious publications and
$3,000,000 worth of literature had been sup
plied by the Methodist book concern.
A report made to congress by Statis
tician Dodge , of the agricultural depart
ment , shows that the stock of wheat on
handis 118,000,000bushels , or which4,560-
000 bushels are Illinois , 8,500,000 bushels
in Iowa , 7,500,000 bushels in Wisconsin ,
and 13,500COO bushels in Minnesota.
The steamer , Rebecca Eveningham ,
Captain George Whiteside , burned to the
water's edge atFitzgeral landing , Chatta-
looche river , forty miles below Columbus ,
Ga. All escaped but two ladies in the
cabin , who were supposed to have suffo
cated by the smoke. The boat's books aud
papers were lost , together with the passen
The meeting of barbed wire manu-
'acturers at Chicago advanced the price of
wire ten per cent. This is the second ad
vance within sixty days. An advance of
one-half cent per pound was made at St.
The Chicago , Burlington and Quincy
and the Union Pacific conference commit
tees were in session two hours on the 3d ,
and at the close it was announced that
nothing had been accomplished and that
the chairman would call another meeting
soon. It is denied that the Chicago , Bur-
ington and Quincy road gave an ultimatum
hat the tripartite agreement must be
i George Lee ( colored ) , age 18 , was
arrested at Magnolia , Miss , for assaulting
a child four years old and lodged in j liJ.
Later a mob of 100 men came from Ma-
comb , took Lee from jail and hanged
Alfred W. Burnett , humorist and
caricaturist , died a few days ago in Cincin
nati of apoplexy. He was sixty years of
age and professionally well-known all over
Tne New York Catholic Review has
jeen informed that the holy father has so
far announced no decision as to the ap-
Dointment of the new archbishop of Phila
The amalgamated association of iron
and steel workers met at Pittsburg to ar
range a scale of prices for the ensuing year
from June 1st. Representatives will be
jresent from every district in the associa-
The war department is informed that
? aymaster J. A. Broadhead died at Boston
on the 3d from an attack of pneumonia.
Paymaster Broadhead recently became in
sane on account of troubles arising from
, he theft of government money in his charge.
He had lust reached home from his station
Later advices give the details of
Gordon's engagement near Halflyeh. The
rebels pursued the Egyptians two miles
after the battle. The confusion during the
retreat was fearful to behold , the Egyptian
regulars and bashi bazouks shouting out
hat their generals had betrayed them. The
wounded received no attention for seven
lours. The troops had been clamoring for
hree weeks before to meet the enemy. In
he early part of the encounter the Egyp-
ians were succesfful and the enemy were
actually in full retreat , when their cavalry
made a dashing charge. Despite the re
verse the inhabitants still remain staunch
riends of Gordon. One Arab lent Gordon
1,000 , as his treasury is empty. Another
Arab equipped two thousand blacks for
dm. Two black pashas have been arrest-
d for charging into the ranks of their own
roops , thus allowing the enemy to enter
ho gap made.
General Gordon has finally decided
o abandon the policy of conciliating the
natives , being convinced by repeated ef
forts and failures that it is utterly useless.
His new policy will be more vlgorou" . and
as a first step toward carrying It out Egyp
tian soldiers will be detailed and given safe
conduct. Parties leaving Ivbartoum have
received orders to return to the beleaguered
Latest advices report Osman Digna
encamped in the-vicinity of Tamanieb , hav
ing about 1,000followers and many shlekhs ;
and that ho is preparing to give battle to
tribes friendly to the English. On the 1st * * - ,
the rebels approached within n mile of Sua- -
kirn and looted cattle. The inhabitants of
Suakim are discontented and angry at being
left by the British to take care of them
PARTICULARS OF THE PLOT.
The following particulars have been ,
learned concerning the plot to blow up ' * '
Mountjoyprison : Thelnvfnclbles in prison
were engaged in clandestine correspond
ence with I conspirators outside. Letters
were found in James Mullett'o cell which
disclosed the plot. The prison warden
was to be bribed with money fromO'Don-
evan RoBsa's fund to convey an infernal
machine into the prison. One letter contained - /
tained an order for the murder of Patrick if
Delaney , one of the Pha-nix park consplra- t' '
tors , by throwing him over the balcony as.
ho should leave the prison after mass.
Delaney still remains at Mountjoy for
safety. The warden has been dismissed.
The Pall Mall Gazette says : Egyp
tian affairs are fast drifting into anarchy ,
and through anarchy to annexation of war ,
possibly both. England must undertake
the administration in Egypt. The Gazette
urges the government should assist Gen.
Gordon to establish at Khartoum an inde
pendent state under his sovereignty. ' 'Tell
him , " it says , "England no longer con
siders Soudan part of the Ottoman empire. ' *
The republican primaries of Arm
strong and Allegheny counties. Pa. , re
sulted in the election of Blaine delegates lethe
the state convention.
The Westmoreland county ( Pa. ) re-
primaries were the most exciting
i the history of the county. Blaine dele
gates were elected.
Maury county ( Tenn. ) rrp Micans
elected Arthur delegates to the state con
vention to select delegates to Chicago.
Republican primaries at St. Louis for
the election of delegates to the state con
vention to nominate delegates to the na
tional convention , resulted in a sweeping
victory for the Filly faction , they carrying
twenty-five of the twenty-eight wards in the
The republican conventions in Arm
strong , Warren and Greene counties , Pa. ,
elected Blaine delegates to the state con
Republican senators met in caucus
after adjournment of the senate on the 1st ,
to consider the condition of business before
the senate and discuss the order in which
it shall be transacted.
The republican convention of the
Eighteenth ( Pa. ) congressional district ,
representing Huntington , Juniata , Fulton ,
Franklin , Perry and Snydercounties , elect
ed Blaine delegates to the state convention
Credentials were not given to the delegates
until they signed a written pledge to sup
port Blaine for the presidential nomination.
The caucus of republican senators on
the 3d was not very fully attended. The
education bill was the only topic of dis- f
cubsion. Several amendments proposed by
the caucus committee were approved by
the caucus. Chief among them was aprop-
ositiou to reduce the aggregate appropria
tions to between $70,000,000 and $80,000-
000.The democrats of Kanawha county , ij
Va. , selected Tilden delegates to the state '
convention , which elects delegates to the
national convention. Prominent politicians
predict that the state delegation to Chicago '
will be strong for Tilden.
The republican caucuses in Quincy j
resulted in sixty-seven Logan delegates and > \
eleven anti-Legan. Reports from the town
ship insure a solid Logan delegation from
Adams county to the state convention.
DISASTER AT SEA.
Wreck of the Steamer Daniel Steinmann
Great Loss of I.fe Feared.
The steamer "Daniel Steinmann , "
from Antwerp for Halifax , sunk off Sam-
bro , about twenty miles from her destina
tion . Intelligence so far is very meager. It
is said that the captain and five of the crew
were the only persons saved. The ship
had nmetv passengers and thirty-four of
i crew. Twenty passengers were
to land at Halifax , ( all Germans , )
nud seventy for New York. She is sup
posed to have fctruck on the "Sisters , " off
Sambro , and shortly after sank. Her masts
are now visible from the shore. Tugs
which left for the scene of the wreck have
returned without being able to reach the
neighborhood of the hteamer , owing to the
rough sea. Another attempt will be made ij
to reach the wreck as soon as the weather
moderates. The Steinmann has five bulk
heads , andherengines are 183 horse-power. \ \
ANTWERP , April 5. With the ex
ception of a Mr. Clark , of New York , the
passengers on board the ill-fated steamer
"Steinmann" were natives of Germany ,
Austria and Italy , The total number lost j I
were five officers , thirty-three sailors and ' 'J
Bridal Chamber. j
New York Letter to Toronto Globe. '
A bride's chamber t of great elegance
was recently fitted up by a gentleman
of New York for his daughter , who
was a bride prospective. The entire i , .
suit of furniture is of white enamel ,
with an exquisite tracery of gold run
ning through it. The "bed-stead and
bureau are square-topped , with lilies ,
exquisitely carved and veined with ' '
gold. The window draperies aud portieres -
tieres are of white plush suspended , f
from curtain-poles of white enamel and
gilt , and edged with a heavy fringe of
white , gold and pale rose. A carpet of
indescribable neutral , scattered with
half-blown pink roses , covers the floor.
The chairs , couch and footstools are
upholstered in white plush and pale
rose satin , with slight threading of
old. Ornaments of crystal and ia rare
pink glass adorn the"mantels. . The
walls are frescoed in a design similar
to that'of the bedstead and bureau , on
i ground of the same delicate rose tint
ivhicb mingles with the other appoint-
nents of the room. The effect is sim-
) ly charming.
It is said 6,000 boys and 2,000 girls
inderlS years of age are employed in
Chicago factories in violation of law.
Deacon John Corwith , a wealthy far-
ner of Deaver Dam , Wis. , lost his life
y freezing his big toe.
The Michigander who willed Josh
Jillings $5,000 , must have died from a.
'bad spell. " [ Norristown Herald.
Platinum wire has been drawn so fine ,
is to be absolutely invisible to the naked ' :
ye. ' (
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