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THE TRIBUNE. ,
F. M. & K. M. K1MMEL1 , , Fuba.
McCOOK , NEB
A burglarious entry was effected in
to Alex. Camelet's Jewelry store at Nebraska -
braska City and goods consisting principally
of gold and silver watches to the amount of
over one-tkousand dollar * stolen. The deed
was committed while Mr. Camejet was at
upper , and entrance effectedby removing
a glass from the back Window.
J. A. Conner , of Plattamouth-who
has Just got back from Madison , Neb. , gays
emigration into that country is wonderful.
A syndicate offered Connor $15 pet ; acre for
his four thousand , and' he refused , as he
claims it will be worth $25 per acre In two
years. * , .
Two men , named Cox arid Tobin ,
both farmers in good , circumstances , were
In a saloon at Blue Hill , when some dis
pute arose which was engaged in by four or
five men. During the melee Cox struck
Tobln over the head Twith a billiard
ue injuring him very severely. , Cox was
taken into custody and Tobln died from his
injuries a few days after. The murderer
is now in the penitentiary at Lincoln * hav
ing been taken there to save him from the
excited populace. <
Nebraska City's policeman is both
ered to get rid of a female tramp that is
sleeping around in barns in that city , with
out patting her in Jail. She IB. said to be
the dirtiest piece of humanity that ever
struck that section of the country.
Mr. Chamberlain , of Stanton county ,
shot and wounded a grey eagle in the wing
a short time ago. The bird measured seven
feet two inches from tip to tip of wings.
The Fonca creamery has added to
its facilities in the way of a churn that is
equal to 600 pounds of butter at a churning.
As Geerge Nobles , of Fullerton ,
stood leaning against the door casing in
front of the A. J. Young building , a reck
less idiot at the Davis nouse , across the
street , fired a thirty-two calibre revolver at
a mark midway between the two houses ,
and the ball passed through the door casing ,
not more than two inches from Mr. jtfobles'
shoulder. A second shot was fired , and
the ball accidentally hit the markl
Lafayette post of the Grand Army
at "Weeping "Water "propose to build a $12-
000 brick block , the money to be raised on
shares of $25 each. The lower floor will be
used for stores and the upper floor fora
large hall capable of seating 600-people.
The mad dog scare is raging in the
south and east part of Pawnee county , and
not without due cause f oralarm. Dogs have
/ been killed that showed all signs of hydro
phobia , and cattle and hogs have gone mad
'which were bitten by dogs. Hope is ex
pressed that the scare will .keep up till a
iar e number of the worthless dogs that
one sees in traveling over the country are
The .fifteen-year old son of Fred.
Oestersich- Norfolk , attempted to stop
a runaway plow team , and was seriously
injured. . The plow struck the small of his
back , cutting a furrow along the small of
the back , which ran right along 'the back
bone to the . - shoulders.His escape from
death was a miracle.
Capt. Dodge , of Kid Wade fame ,
says the Crelghton Pioneer , is under arrest
atNeliph , charged with horse stealing. It
seems that the captain took a horse from
aomtfpartles at Willowdale , but now comes
another party from up the river and claims
the horse , alleging an ownership of fifteen
Williams & O'Banion , of Norfolk ,
bought 500 cows from the farmers of that
place which were delivered a'few days ago.
They werepurchased for Mr. Green , the
Omaha stock-man , who will , it is under
stood , have them taken to a range. The
price paid farmers was about $25.
Mr. J ; H. SturgessV who lives six
miles southwest of Crelghton , went out to
feed his stock and when he returned to the
house found his wife on the.floor dead with
a hole in her forehead. It is thought she
was not in her right mind when committing
the deed. . *
The Elk Creek Echo notes the arrival
- thereof JohnS. Young with his wife and
eleven children , wto will engage hi tilling
Nebraska soil. It is thus that the popula
tion of the state is being rapidly augmen
ted.The Creighton Pioneer understands
that a creamery is to be started at Bazile
"Mills to buy cream and make butter accord
ing tothe process used in the eastern states ,
< which is by using the creamery can * instead
of open dishes. By this system the labor
of the .farmer's wife is saved hi making the
butter ; while-the farmer will realize a much
larger .price for their butter without mag-
Beatrice real estate agents say that
since the clearing weather inquiries for raw
lands-have more than doubled. Prices
range from $9.50 to $16 per acre. City
property is also booming. Houses to rent
are very scarce at from $10 to $15.
A thief named. Peter Peterson stole a
horse in Stanton county , but was soon over-
hauled"by a party organized to pursue.
There was.some talk of a ' 'hanging bee , "
but better'counsel prevailed and Peterson
was allowed to live and go to prison , he
Sixteen thousand dollars worth of
fruit trees 'passed through Plattsmouth a
few days ago in one train. People are be
ginning to .understand that fruit can be suc
cessfully grown in this state and are going
extensivelv'into the business.
Riverton was recently enlivened by a
drunken "rough and tumble" fight in
which a dozen or more took a hand.
Bruised heads and black eyes were a com
mon occurrence , in addition to which the
entire party were arrested and fined $5
each.Creighton , according to the Pioneer ,
is a hard .town , full of , bold , bad men and
boys who punish a terrible sight of poor
whiskyand ; make night hideous with their
Thomas McClure , of Elk Creek , had
a close call for his life : a Jew days ago. He ,
assisted by a man named "Wilkinson , were
drivingpoBts , the latter wielding a sledge
of enormous , weight. The handle broke
and the sledge : struck.McClure on the head ,
inflicting two deep and ugly gashes , one on
the top of the head and another above the
A new bank has been opened at
Plattsmouth , and the citizens of that town
now rejoice in afinancial institution of great
Christian Anher , formerly of Taus-
lock , Ontario , was arrested , in Seward
county for embezzlement and forcery , and
Sroceedingsihave begun in the name of the
ominion government to secure his extra-
dation. He is charged wltn.having swindled
various parties at his former home out of
money aggreeating $40,000. Detectives hove
been on his track for some time.
The recent election at. Seward par
took of the nature of a liquor contest , the
result being in favor of tLe .prohibitionists. .
"W. B. Davis , an old resident , was elected
The money derived from the sale of
school lands in Nebraska now amounts to
nearly two hundred and fifty million del
Charles Nellmore and Charles Mc-
Calm , of "Wayne county , quarreled con
cerning a horse race , and the latter was fa
tally subbed by the former , who is now in
Jail at JUdison.
Christian * CizeKa , the Canadian
swindler arrested at Seward , was induced
to go back to the theatre of 'his transgres
sions without a requisition , notwithstand
ing his attorneys advised him not to do so.
A gang of robbers operated' quite
successfullyin McCopk.afew ; nights , ago ,
one.man losing $75 worth of goods and
otb.er > .8jnalleriamount8. .
Mem'Bers'bf the Christian church at
Ashland expect to build a house of wor
ship the current year.
The fast train scheme from Omaha
to Ogden has been countermanded in conr
sequence of the Central Pacific refusing to
meet the proposed change. ' * *
A prize was offered some time a * o
by an eastern publisher fortthe largest
number of words composed of the letters in
' 'wearing. Vnolctter to be.jused twice.
Mrs. Nettle M. Pingree , of Seward , se
cured the prize , sending" list of 107 words.
The prize was a handsome copy of Milton's
' The Madison .reading ro m has been
formally opened to the public , Mr. Eob-
ertson delivering -the address. It has
about fifty bound volumes , besides various
magazines and periodicals.
. RESCUING THE DEAD.
Entrance Gained to the Mine "Where the
Fatal Explosion Occurred.
After everything was got in readiness
at Pocahontas on the llth , the police placed
a guard at the main entrance td the mine in
order to keep back the crowd , which was
being attracted by a notice posted that
bodies be claimed. The mining-engineers
in charge of the rescuing party entered the
mines to note the situation of affairs.
When they emerged from the mines they
announced the damage less than was sup
posed , and little trouble was experienced in
the recovery of the bodies of the victims.
The.bodies , as recovered , , were placed in
boxes on the inside of the mine and several
were brought out together on. the pole car.
A number of miners who were well ac
quainted with the victims were placed at
the entrance for the purpose of identifying
Many of the bodies were horribly
mangled , and some heads were blown off.
Others bad their arms and legs torn from
the socket , while some had their entrails
torn out entirely. An arm and leg were
found in the main entrance , but the body
to which they belonged was not found.
A thrill of horror passed through the
crowd as the rescuing party brought out
charred and disfigured remains of a miner ,
with a dinner bucket clasped in his hand ,
probably Just partaking of his midnight
meal when the explosion hurled him into
etsrnity. Several miners were found with
picks in their hands , and the position of
the men indicated instantaneous death to
all in the mine.
At 3:80 o'clock it was announced that no
more bodies would be removed until 9
o'clock next morning. The remainder of
the day. was occupied in getting out the
carcasses of mules , which being too heavy
to drag , had to be quartered and hauled
out. Very little excitement prevailed.
THE SHARON DIVORCE CASE.
Great Commotion and Incitement In the
The court room at San Francisco ,
during'the trial of the Sharon divorce case
on the 9th , was the scene of great commo
tion. Mrs" . Sharon , witness for the de
fense , was on the stand. Judge Tyler , at
torney for Miss Hill , was subjecting her tea
a severe cross-examination , and said he
proposed to show that the witness had
dined in disreputable places , and visited an
assignation house with strange men. Mrs.
Sharon manifested intense excitement and
hurriedly put "her hand in her pocket as if
to draw a revolver , but was checked by the
counsel for the defense , who implored
her to keep cool. During the excitement
which prevailed McCune Sharon , a man
about 22 years of age and son of the wit
ness , approached Judge Tyler , but was
stopped by the latter's son , who threatened
to shoot him down if he attempted to draw
a pistol. Judge Sullivan ordered the wit
ness and son removed from the court and
immediately after declared a recess. At
the opening of the afternoon session the
Judge refused to hear further testimony on
the case until assured that no one in the
court room was armed and would require a
certificate of the policeman at the entrance
door to that effect. - .
The Militia Withdrawn.
The Seventeenth regiment left Cin
cinnati on the 7th. The Jail is now unpro
tected by military. A detail of fifty extra
police , under Lieutenant Langdon , are in
charge of the Gatling guns. Assistant
sheriffs and the First regiment of militia
remain in readiness for a call. The riot
scare-shows its effect in the sales of seats at
the auction for the. dramatic festival asso
ciation. A very small number of bidders
were present and only about 100 seats were
sold during the hour of sale. The auction
continued during the forenoon and pre-
miumsHbegan at $30 , but" fell so that the
average was not more than $5. Manager
Miles eavs he finds the people abroad ac
tually afraid to .come to Cincinnati for fear
they will be shot. He says there is no as
surance of safety that seems sufficient to re
move the fear of danger.
Tronble in Mexico.
A special from the City of Mexico
says tie feeling against the recently enact
ed stamp tax is still very bitter and the sit
uation critical. Business is suspended in
many parts of the republic and the mer
chants generally are assuming a very de
termined attitude : It is reported that the
government intends to declare the act of
the merchants in closing their stores revo
lutionary and their licenses will be revoked ,
and that.they will be compelled to pay
heavily f or the.privilege of reopening their
stores. 'On tbe , other hand , it is stated
that the'Mexican senate has passed , to a
second readingthe bill repealing the stamp
act , but as the government is not in sympa
thy with this move it is very doubtful
whether the bill will finally pass.
Comptroller Knox in Tronble.
William A. Paine , secretary of the
committee of shareholders of the Pacific
bank , of Boston , says that "a series of
charges against Comptroller Knox has been
forwarded to the'house committee on back
ing and currency in Washington which is
now investigating the affaiis of the bank.
These charges are fourteen in number * and
contain entirely new evidence implicating
Comptroller Knox. At the time of the pre
vious hearing before the house committee
and currency we had been too much hur
ried , owing to tbe death of Ives and a
change in our counsel to put these later
charges in proper form , so we delayed their
presentation until now in order to make
them complete in every detail , both as re
gards allegations and evidence supporting
Plowing by Steam. .
The first experiment of plowing
with .steam in the state of Kansas
was made a few days ago on the
site of the college of Emporia , with tbe
most successful and gratifying resultswith
the combined gang plow and traction plow
ing engine. The exhibition was witnessed
by a very , large number of spectators , and
persons were present from Pennsylvania ,
Tennessee , Dakota and Missouri. .The
plow and engine moved at the rate of two
miles an hour and went up and down the
ravines traversed with.the greatest of ease.
The invention .is likely to revolutionize in
time the apricltural methods now in vogue
in prairie countries.
NOTES FROM THE . 'CAPITAL.
The Back Pay and -Bounty Bill
of the Committee on
Amendments to the Measure Pro
viding for the Inspection
Relief for the Greely Expedition Va
rious Hatters at the National
MONDAY , April 7. After the trans
action of unimportant business the senate'
resumed consideration of the education
bill. Brown spoke in its support in answer
to the opposing argument made by Morgan
Saturday. At 3:45 the senate , by a vote of
38 to 12 , adopted the house amendment to
the education bill fixing the total sum1 to be
appropriated at $77,600 000 to be distribut
ed over a period of eight years.
On motion > of Logan it was agreed to
strike'4 ' out the section which permitted
states having less than two per cent of illit
eracy to use money for normal schools or
industrial education. A number of amend
ments were offered by Harrison and agreed
to. The bill being completed in comramit-
tee of the whole was reported to the senate ,
read three times and passed.
The chair laid before the senate as the
next business in order the bankruptcy bill.
The educational bill as passed appropri
ates $77,000,000 to be distributed among the
states in proportion to illiteracy on the basis
of the census of 1880. The payment of the
money to extend over a series of eight
Mr. Converse's motion to suspend
the rules and pass the bill restoring the
duty on wool was lost yeas 118 , nays 120.
Levering introduced a. bill granting a
pension of eight dollars per month to all
soldiers aod sailors who served sixty days
in the late war and were honorably dis-
Mr. Fidler introduced a bill to enable
the attorney general to colect statistics in
relation to criminal and convict labor.
Randall , from the committee on rules ,
rpported a resolution setting apart April
Mu uud Miy 13th for the consideration of
bills reported by. the committee on territo
ries not to include bills for the creation of
new territories or admission of new states.
Converse moved to suspend the rules and
pass the bill restoring the duty of 1867 oh
wool. Lost , 119 to 126.
Thompson , of Kentucky , moved to sus
pend the rules and adopt a resolution de
claring it unwise and inexpedient'lor the
present congress to abolish or reduce the
tax on spirits distilled from grain.
The motion was agreed to and the resolu
tion adopted yeas 179 , nays 33.
TUESDAY , April 8. The chair laid
before tbe senafe the bill to provide a uni
form system of bankruptcy throughout the
The senate agreed to take up tbe naval
bill. Many amendments proposed by the
senate committee were agreed to. Some
debate followed when the clause relating to
ordnance was reached.
Mr. Hall gave notice of an amendment , to
be hereafter moved appropriating $850,000
for the purchase and erection of a plant for
the casting , forging , rough boring and tem
pering guns up to 100 tons ready for deliv
ery at gun factories , including cost of the
process of liquid compression , if adopted.
Also , $900,000 for a plant for a gun factory
for building guns from six-inch to sixteen
The first bill taken up was the one
to authorize the appointment of a com
mission by the president to run and mark
the boundary lines between the Indian ter
ritory and the state of Texas , in. connec
tion with a similar commission - tobeap
pointed by Texas. After debate the bill
was passed yeas 138 , nays 67-
The next bill passed was the one declar
ing that the supreme court of every terri
tory shall consist of a chief justice and
three associate justices , and providing that
every territory shall be divided into four
judicial districts , and district courts shall
be held in each by one justice of the su
The bill requiring the governors of terri
tories to be a resident of the territory to
which he is appointed , for at least three
years preceding his appointment , was op
posed by Mr. Kassoh on the ground that it
changed the plan by which the United
States held control of territories.
Mr. Hart moved to recommit the bill
with instructions to the committee on ter
ritories to except from its provisions the
territory of Utah. The motion was lost-
yeas , 72 ; nays , 128 and the bill was
WEDNESDAY , April 9. Mr. Hill ,
from the committee on postoffices and post-
roads , reported favorably the original bill
to establish a postal telegraph system. Mr.
Hill remarked that the committee was
unanimous as to the first ten sections of the
bill , which relate to doing the work by
contracts with existing companies , btt
that the minority of the committee was op
posed to the sectionrelating to tbe construe
tion or purchase of lines by the govern
ment. The provision relating to the con
tracting company for failure to cor
rectly and promptly transmit messages
has been amended by limiting such lia
bility to five hundred times the amount
paid for transmission. Two aew
features have been added to the bill.
The first authorized the contracting com
pany to employ the postmaster as its agent
and operator at any postal-telegraph office
where telegraphic receipts are insufficient
to pay the salary of the operator , and to
pay him a commission not exceeding 50 per
cent of the charges on messages transmitted
from the office. The second requires the
postmaster-general to secure provisions in
the contract which shall protect postal-tel
egrams against discrimination in the order
of transmission In favor of telegrams re
ceived at such of the company's offices as
are not operated under the provisions of the
The naval bill was considered without
Mr. Hopkins , ( Pa. ) , offered the fol
lowing preamble and resolution , which was
referred to the committee on commerce :
WHEREAS , It is charged that the pres
ent system of transporting .live stock by
railroad companies engaged in inter-state
commerce is barbarous and destructive , and
that 10 per cent , of the animals perish in
consequence of this treatment , and the flesh
of the remainder is unfit for human food ;
and WHEREAS , It is charged that the flesh of
animals so treated , including that of dead
and dying , is sold to tbe people and cannot ,
when dressed , be distinguished from sound
meats and is the source of many and vari
ous diseases , and
WHEREAS , , It appears by renort of the
committee on agriculture to this house ,
Jan. 21,1876 , that the loss by shrinkage
alone in. the weight of animals caused D7
this system of transportation , amounted to
the immense sum of $8,000000 on the busi
ness of 1870. and must now be nearly , or
quite $16.000,0 0 per annum , atfd
WHKUEAS , It has been charged that Bald
' ' iA.tlffc'M&rmi
railroads , by i system of favoritism , give tea
a small number of persons known as an as
sociation of eveners a bonus or gift of al
most $15 on every carload of beef cattle
shipped from.the west to the east , and said
sum being no part of the a'ctual legitimate
cost of transportation , but is , on the con
trary , collected by the transporters and
paid over to the so-called eveners as a mere
gratuity ; and
WHEREAS , The losses and charges above
constitute In the aggregate an enormous
tax on a necessary article of food , which
must be borne by tbe producer and con
sumer alike , diminishing the Just profits of
tbe meat growers of the west , and placing
meat food in many instances beyond the
reach of poor men in the east ; and
WHEREAS , It is charged that the act of
congress requiring railroad companies to
unload stock in transit every twenty-eight
hours is habitually violate)1 , ; therefore
Resolved , That the committee on com
merce be instructed to inquire whether
these evils do in fact exist , and to what ex
tent they may be remedied by law , with
power to send for persons and papers , and
with directions to report at any time by bill
THURSDAY , April 10. The chair laid
before the senate-a communication from the
secretary of the treasury , urging the neces
sity for a new revenue cruiser for the
Alaska waters , and recommending an ap
propriation of $175,000 for that purpose.
Mr. Wilson , from the committee .on post-
offices and postroarls , reported an amend
ment to the postoffice appropriation bill to
take the place of the bill referred to that
committee intended to provide for the set
tlement of postmasters' salaries under the
act of March 3,1883.
Mr. Platt introduced , by request , a bill
for the better protection of citizens in their
rights and property and to punish inf ringers
The senate resumed consideration of the
naval appropriation bill.
Mr. Eaton , from the committee on
laws relating to the electing of president
and vice president , reported back the sen
ate bill on that subject , with an amendment
in the nature of a substitute. Placed on
the house calender.
The house then went into committee of
The first bill taken up was that appropri
ating $100,000 for a public building at New
Albany , Ind. It was laid aside favor
Bills for buildings at Chattanooga , Au
gusta , Maine , and Pittsburg , were also laid
FRIDAY , April 11. The senate was
not in session , having adjourned from Fri
day until Monday.
Mr. Ellis reported back the senate' bill
authorizing the secretary of the navy to of
fer a reward of $25,000 for rescuing or as
certaining the fate of the Greely expedition.
After brief debate the bill passed.
Mr. Henly reported a bill forfeiting the
Northern Pacific grant. Placed on the
The house went into committee of the
who'e on the pension appropriation.
The bill appropriates $20,618,400 and re-
appropriates an amount estimated at $86 , -
Appropriations for the current year ag
gregated $126,000,000 , of which only $25-
673,000 were expended the first half of the
year.Alter debate and without action the com
mittee rose and the house took a recess
until evening , when five pension bills were
SATURDAY , April 15. The senate
Bills were introduced : By Mr. Bol-
and , regulating appeals from the supreme
courts of territories. Placed on the house
By Mr. Green , for the relief of fruit
growers and encourage cultivation of fruits.
By Mr. Skinner , granting letter carriers
and clerks in first-class offices thirty days'
leave of absence each year.
By Mr. Kleiner To restrict the use of
distilled spirits to art and manufacture.
By Mr Murphy For acceptance by the
United States of the grant of the Illinois and
Michigan canal. House calendar.
The house proceeded with consideration
of the resolutions expressive of regret atthe
death of the late Thomas H. Henderson of
Alabama. After eulogies by Jones ( Ala
bama ) , Forney , Hoar , Henderson , Her
bert , Shelley and Oats the house , as a mark
of respect to ( the deceased , adjourned.
MORMONISM IN IDAHO.
Residents of Idaho are very much
alarmed over the spread of Mormouism in
that territory. Delegate Singiser , of
Idaho , in a letter to Senator Platt , urges
the passage of a bill reapportioning the leg
islature of the territory. He says promi
nent people from all over the territory have
written him urging its passage as a neces
sity in curtailing the rapidly growing power
of the Mormon church. Of the member
ship of the legislature-ten to thirty-six are
BUTLER FOR PRESIDENT.
Intimate friends of Butler say that
before the meeting of the national demo
cratic convention the general will already
be in the field with two presidential nomi
nations that of tbe greenbackers and that
of the laber reformers. They say that with
any other candidate but Tilden this will
give Butler a balance of power as between
the two parties and throw the election in
the house of representatives.
The house committee on judiciary
adopted Representative Maybury's adverse
report on the joint resolution , proposing a
constitutional amendment to give woman
the right of suffrage. Dorsheimer agreed
to report on the ground that it is expedient
to extend the right of suffrage now , but
was of the opinion that it will be advisable
at some future time to give women the
LAND GRANT FORFEITURES.
The house committee on public-lands
to-day adopted the report proposed by Mr.
Henly on the bill to forfeit a portion of the
land grant of the Northern Pacific railway.
Messrs. Oates , Yan Eaton and Strait voted
against the report. Mr. Belford was not
present. Delegate Brents will offer a sub
stitute when it is brought up for consider
ation in the house.
INSPECTION OF MEATS.
The senate committee on foreign re
lations agree to report favorably certain of
the amendments to the bill to provide for
inspection of meats for exportation , of
fered by Sherman , together with an addi
tional amendment determined upon in the
committee. One of the Sherman amend
ments agreed upon provides for the pro
hibition of the importation of cattle Infect
ed with contageous diseases and for quar
antine and slaughter of diseased animals.
The amendment agreed upon in the com
mittee , in addition to the Sherman amend
ments , provides that whenever , in the
opinion of the president , It shall be neces
sary for the protection of animals in the
United States against infection or contage
ous diseases , he may , by proclamation , sus
pend importation of all or any class of ani
mals for a limited time.
PROTECTION OF RAILWAY EMPLOYES.
The'bill introduced by Senator Bowen
provides for protection of employes of rail
road corporations ; that railroad companies
shall he compelled , ifter the 1st pf Septem
ber , 1884 , to have all new freight cars pur
chased or built so equipped as to admit
their being coupled without it bting neces
sary for the employe to go between them
for that purpose , and in making repairs
upon old cars to furnish them with similar
equipments ; also , that when any employe
of such rallwav company may sustain per
sonal and disabling injury by reason of hav
ing to go between freight cars for.the.pur-
pose ot coupling or uncoupling' the same ,
where both or either one of said , cars are in
use , the company using euch car shall for
feit to thq employe or his heirs , if he should
die , $500 as a penalty , this penalty being no
bar to the recovery of any sum in damages
for ouch injury , which a competent court
BOUNTY AND BACK PAY.
Representative Warner reported from
the committee on pensions the backpay and
bounty bill , providing that every person ,
as specified in the pension law , who served
for a period of three months or more , who
has an honorable discharge , and who is not
receiving a greater pension than that pro
vided by tbe bill , and who is now disabled
by reason of any'wound , inlury or disease
which there is reason to believe originated
in the service , shall be entitled to receive a
pension during the continuance of the dis
ability at a rate proportionate to the degree
thereof. The bill further provides that de
pendant parents shall not only .show by
competent evidence that they are without
present means of support than their own
manual labor , or contributions of others
not legally bound.for their support.
SHILOH'S BLOODY FIFLD.
Survivors of That Dreadful Carnage Visit
the Heroic Spot Commemorative
Exercises Held In the Old Cem
etery by Veterans of
The day broke bright , mild and
beautiful over Shiloh on the 7th as the
steamers John Gilbert and W. F. Nlbit
lashed together steamed up to Pittsburg
landing with 400 excursionists on board ,
mostly members of the 6. A. R. from Illi
nois , Indiana and Iowa. The excursionists
landed and marched to the National ceme
tery , the bands beating a dead march with
muffled drums. Here they played "Web
ster's Funeral March , " the men standing
with uncovered heads 'and tears running
down their cheeks. Manv , as they looked
around , recognized the names of many old
comrades while the marble slabs at
the heads of the graves arose
like undulating waves as far as
the eye could see. The column formed
again and marched to the platform erected
.for tbe speakers and tbe band at the west
end of the cemetery. Hon. F. D. Smith ,
of Illinois , was the orator of the day and
delivered a stirring speech eulogistic of
both federal and confederate dead He
concluded as follows : "As the quiet ,
steadily-flowing current of the beautiful
Tennessee which perpetually bathes the feet
ol the hill in which rest our beloved dead ,
coming down from the uplands of the south
to Join its waters with that of the great
river of the north , so may the current of
patriotic love of country come from the
southland and Join others from all parts of
the country until all arc embraced in one
sentiment of love and respect for the insep
arable union of states. "
Col. T. Lyle Dickey , judge of the su
preme court of Illinois , spoke of the mo
tives that animated the parties to the con
test and substantial benefits that resulted
to the south. The entire audience , which
by this time had been .largely augmented
by people from across the river and neigh
borhood , then sang "Nearer My God to
Thee. " The children of the neighboring
Sunday schools sang the hymn on Stone
wall Jackson's last words , "Let us pass
over the river. ' ' This affected many of thn
audience to tears. The audience sang "I
Love to Tell the Story , ' ' led by a cornet ,
and the veterans then dispersed over the
country as far as old Shiloh church , look
ing for places where their comrades fell.
Great interest was manifested in searching
for old bullets , buttons and the like , and a
large number were found on the field rear
by , every member of the party carrying
away some relic. There was. an old-time
camp-fire in the evening on the battle field
by the spring. Hardtack , bacon and beans
were cooked and eaten from tin plates.
A Clergyman's Wife Proves to beJ
. Some two months ago the residence
of a prominent citizen at Davenport , Iowa ,
was burglarized , and the mystery sur
rounding it was a hard nut for the police to
crack. Private detectives have been at
work , however , and if anything has been
discovered by them leading to a clue it bus
been rigidly kept from the public. On last
Saturday night the residence of another
prominent citizen was burglarized in much
the same mysterious manner , a quantity of
dresses and other things of value being
taken. On this occasion concealment was
no longer possible on the part of the perpe
trator , as the person who committed both
thefts was the only one known to have been
in tbe house previous to miHSsing the arti
cles. The criminal , if such she can be
called , is a lady , the wife of a prominent
clergyman , and her manner of operation
was tnis : She would go to the residence of
one of her husband's flock and pretend to
be tired or sick and ask to lay down. Being
the wife of a minister , nothing was thought
of this , and the freedom of the house was
accorded her. "When she had rested and
gone , the household found that many of the
valuable articles of clothing had gone also.
The police were notified in this instance
and upon visiting the residence of the di
vine all the missing articles were found ,
together with those pilfered from the resi
dence of the first mentioned individuals.
Setting Himself Right.
Sheriff Hawkins , of Cincinnati , hav
ing been asked by a vote of one of the com
panies of the Veteran regiment why he
called on them to duty at the jail the Sat
urday night of the mob ( thej refusing to
tjo ) , publishes a long letter saying it would
Be more appropriate to call on tbe regiment
to explain why they refused to obey a law
ful command. He charges the conduct of
the men to bad advice and a wish to do
patrol duty instead of going to the jail , as
ordered , and closes by tendering his un
conditional resignation as colonel of the
Carved to Pieces.
Myer Freidman , a Russian peddler of
notions- was literally carved to pieces by
unknown persons at Nashville. As he was
coming out of his room two men. fell upon
aim , with a butcher knife and with stones ,
and the left side of his scalp was cut from
tiis head. One rib was cut through , the
left lung cut in two , an artery cut in the
shoulder and head , besides other mortal
cuts. His head was beaten in with a stone.
The assassins escaped. No cause for the
The Union Pacific and Burlington.
A prominent member of the Union
Pacific committee emphatically denies the
recent report that the Chicago , Burlington
andQulncy people demanded the breaking
up of the tripartite agreement and says also
.hat the obstacles in the way of a settlement
lave at no time been of a serious character.
AJI agreement sitisfactory to all concerned
s expected to he made.
The improvement of the understand
ing is for two ends. First , our own in
crease of knowledge ; secondly to en
able us to deliver and make out that
rnowledge to others. [ Locke.
According to the returns of the cen
sus bureau in 1860 the United States
las become the second copper produc
ing country in the world.
A CURIOUS SECT.
A Sketch of the Chicago Znthtulaata
Went to Palestine to Await
- Christ' * Coming.
Chicago people have almost forgot
ten the commotion caused some years
ago by an evangelist of the Moodv typo fr *
who suddenly abandoned the orthodox
theories of a heaven of gold and sap
phire and began to preach Christ's-
reign upon earth. This nianr , Mr. H-
G. Spafford , who lived at Lake View , .
and who had been a lawyer * of some *
standing , gathered 'about him a con
gregation of theorits amounting to per
haps forty or fifty , who subscribed to-
his strange belief. In accordance with
their belief , Christ was to appear for
His final residence upon Mt. Calvary * V
and in order to be there on hand at the
time of His second coming Mr. Spaf
ford and his little band converted all
their property into cash and sailed for-
tne promised land. A traveler who re
cently visited Jerusalem in tne interest-
of one of the missionary societies in the.
cast states that she visited the house in ,
which the Lake View community lived , ,
and that she found them in good health
and spirits , still firm in belief , and wait
ing with hope and resignation for the
judgment day. This young woman , ,
sent out from Boston , returned to that
city a few weeks ago , and has written.
letters to friends in Chicago , describing
the way in which she was received , .
having been sick for several weeks at
the house in which these people lived.
Their dwelling is described as large
and commodious a neatly but not
elegantly furnished house and .fitted
out with all the conveniences which thc-
best civilization of the country can fur
nish. She says that about twenty per
sons arc living under the same reel , and.
that all property is held in common.
The house itself is perched upon the.
side of the mountain just without the
walls of the Holy City and presents a
most strikingly , picturesque appear
ance. Mr. Spafford , the leader > f the-
community , is nearly GO years of agev
but is still hale , hearty and happy.
The history of this strange belief , so-
far as this immediate colony is con
cerned , dates from the wreck of the-
steamer Ville du Havre in the ocean ,
with a large number of Lake View people
ple , including all of Mr. Spofford'a
children. Up to the time of this calam
ity Spofford had been regarded as an ,
evangelist of the orthodox order , but
very soon after he became the author of
a pamphlet on the subject of the mil
lennium , which was freely circulated
about the city and even handed out at
the door of the' Young Men's Christian ,
association. By leading men in the =
latter society it was pronounced the-
work of an infidel , but it was , never
theless , read with great interest , and
threatened for a time to create a wide
rupture within the association. Only a.
few , however , accepted Mr. Spofford'a
theories , and these subsequently form
ed a congregation holding regular
meetings in Lake View. A few of
these believers are still to be found in
Mr. C. H. Adams living at No. 131&
Wellington avenue , who has devoted
much time to tke study of the Bible , is-
one of these. Last evening , sitting in.
the midst of his' family , book in hand , .
he outlined the whole theory upheld by
this class of thinkers , whose interests-
are represented by two western jour
nals , The Rest , of Chicago , edited by <
Rev. Thomas Wilson , and The Restitu f ;
tion , of Plymouth , Ind. Mr. Adams-
holds that when men die j their spirits.
will return to the winds and their bodies
ies to the sands and the dust , there to-
abide the time of the resurrection. -
But before the trumpet shall sound
for the grand reunion of the blessed , .
a battle shall be waged in the Vale of
Estralon , between the Euphrates and
the Nile , for the mastery of the world.
This battle , it is held , is to be waged
by England against the Catholic
church. The latter will be backed by
the Great Bear , or the Russian empire , .
whose bride she shall be , and the Rus
sians will send do Tra. into the contest a.
numberless horde of warriors armed
with shield and buckler. As all other
warriors shall have long discarded
these implements of battle it is main
tained that reference is had to the Tar
tars , who refuse to lay aside their bar
baric arms. After Christ's coming , . '
labor and death , the two curses of man , !
are to be abolished and the favored of
men shall live , and love , and abide in
peace through all time. <
Using the symbols of the bible the i
believers of this class pretend to be
able to trace within the prophecies all
the events that have since become a.
part of the history of the world. But
the event which needs most to be
watched is a war which Russia is to
wage for thepossession of India , Then
all the good people must of a surity
buy through tickets for the holy land ,
for soon thereafter comes the struggle
near the two great African rivers , which i"i
will decide the fate of mankind and
abolish sin and suffering forever. r
The amendments to the inspection
of meats bill reported by Mr. Sherman
from the committee on foreign rela-
tions.dealt altogether with importation "
'nto the United States of diseased cat "i
tle which have been exposed to infec
tion. They provide for the prohibition
of the importation of neat cattle , sheep
ana other ruminants , and swine which
are diseased or infected with any dis
ease , or which shall have been exposed
to such infection within sixty days ore-
ceding their exportation , any vessel
importing such cattle to be forfeited
to the United States. Quarantine for
cattle is provided for , and the collector
of customs authorized to slaughter any
diseased cattle , the owners to be com
The soft maple tree that was cut i
down on the white house grounds re iI
cently , had many histoi ic associations.
President Lincoln had a habit of stop I
ping at this tree , when thoughtfully
strolling about the grounds , and pull
ing a twig from it. Then he would
take out his pocket knife , and slowly
whittle the stick as he walked on. The
: ree was planted during the administra
tion of Andrew Jackson.
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