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The first shipment of tin ore from the
Blkck Hills was received by the Nlobrara
Transportation company at Valentine week
before last. It was shipped to New York
to be smelted.
The robber who went through Mr.
Cochran's Jewelry establishment in York , a
week'or BO ago , was captured * -Platts- -
xnouth last Saturday with all the stolen
property. He was working his way east
and attempted to trade a watch for a horse ,
when the sheriff of Cass county dropped on
John Martin Heller has begun an ac
tion against Frank A. Woods and J. A.
Wakefield , in the district coort at Omaha ,
to recover $10,000 damages for false Impris
onment on a charge of removing his eoods
with Intent to defraud creditors. Heller
was confined in Jail nine days and was hon
orably discharged when called up for trial.
He says his reputation and business were
Injured to fully the amount claimei.
The Rusicks brothers , Erank and
Joseph , sons of the proprietor of the Wilbur
opera bouse , quarreled over their cups , and
Frank , to emphasize his argument , pulled
his revolver and shot at his brother. The
latter dodged behind the bar and saved
himself. Thlnkinc ho bad killed his brother ,
Frank put the pls'tolto his breast and sent
a bullet into the flesh , near the shoulder
blade. The doctors may pull him through.
The West Point brickyard turns out
25,000 bricks dally , for which a ready mar
ket is found at home and neighboring
The Milford Ozone says the Union
Pacific railway surveyors arc now engaged
In surveying a line from Crete In a south
west direction , crossing the JB. & M. at a
point about half way between Swanton and
Ex-City Marshal Guthrie , of Omaha ,
convicted of bribery , has been refused
new trial and sentence will be pronounced
at an early day. The trial of ex-Mayor
Chase will take place as soon as his health
will permit of his appearance In court.
E. P. Savage , superintendent of the
agricultural college farm at Lincoln , has
agreed ( with the assistance of the stockmen
throughout the state ) to gather and compile
the stock statistics ot the state for publica
tion in the catalogue to be issued by this
state at the World's Industrial and Cotton
Centennial. This being a matter of interest
to the whole country , it Is earnestly re
quested that every ranchman or stock
breeder residing In the state , owning stock
within or without this state , send to him his
postoffice address , number and kind of
stock , ( particularly all thorough bred or
registered ) number of fat stock for sale this
year , number of acres used for range ,
where located , with kinds of grass. Also
any other Items that will tend to give our
stock interest a "good send off. " These
are statistics that can be had only thus per
sonally , and it Is really hoped the above as
sistance will be rendered him , and If it is he
agrees to place our stock interest where it
belongs , to the front.
Chester , too , will have its skating
rink. The building Is being made ready and
the skates have been ordered.
J. H. Rooks , of Thayer county , has
shelled over f 0,000 bushels of corn since last
fall. He recently refused the Job of shellIng -
Ing another 85,000 bushels for a Hebron
firm. Who says corn isn't raised inNebras-
ka-and Kansas , inquires the Chester Tri
Sickness and death have visited sev
eral Beatrice households recently , not less
than three fatal cases of Illness being re
ported within twenty-four hours.
Quite an excitement was created at
Eeynolds , says the Times , by a mobbing
spree. Several of the citizens escorted one
J. N. Andrews to the outskirts of town and
told him to skip' . He came back into town
and told them ' 'come
to on with their
mob. " They then seizee him , took him to
the creek and gave him a couple of duck
ings and then treated him to a coat of tar
and feathers. The charge against him was
A child died suddenly at Crete , a
few dayslago. and it Is thought it was pois
oned , as all the symptoms were present at
A movement is on. foot-at Cedar RapIds -
Ids to lav out a good race ground there and
Invite the adjoining counties of Nance ,
Greeley and Wheeler to Join with Boone
and hold a fair this fall.
From a private source the Hastings
Journal learns that Hon. James Laird has a
very pressing Invitation to , make a number
of campaign speeches In one or two of the
doubtful states this fall.
Mr. P. D. Me Andrew has shown , the
-editor of the AInworth News specimens of
peat , fresh and almost pufe , and of coked
peat perfectly pure , which were taken from
the bottoms of the Calamus , some thirty-
five miles south from AInsworth. Those
from the "auld sod" who have seen these
specimens prqpounce them as far superior
to any they had-ever seen In Ireland , where ,
in many localitieijFit Is the only article of
fuel known. Ttie-peat beds are numerous ,
sod cover an area of from one two acres in
extent , and'will average from four to six
Thelnncoln Journal is informed by
O. M. Druse that * arrangements have been
made whereby the largest bull in service in
the United States will be on exhibition at
the state fair at'Omaha this year. The ani
mal Is a thoroughbred Galoway , four years
old , and he tips the beam at 2,810. He Is
owned by Mr. Marshall of Kansas City , and
was on exhibition at Hastings last week at
the fine stock sale. No breeder ot fine stock
and especially of Galloways should miss the
opportunity to see this splendid animal.
A Utica special says : One of the
heaviest wind and hail storms ever known
in this section swept down upon Phillips on
the night of the 20th , destroying the hotel ,
elevator and a store. Three box cars that
were standing on a side track were carried
over the switch and found near Aurora the
next morning. The hall came down in size
as large as hen's eggs and was Jyinp in spots
to the depth of afoot. A gentleman said he
picked up a lump of ice that measured eigh
teen inches long , nine wide and two deep.
Considerable damage was done to crops at
Utica. The skating rink , a large frame
building , was blown down.
At Omaha on the 22d , District Attor
ney Godwin and Attorney Burnham pre
sented their respective arguments in the
trial of Edmond Henry , indicted for the
murder of Piggott , and at 3 o'clock the case
was submitted to the Jury. After fifteen
minutes they returned with a verdict of
guilty of manslaughter. Henry , who is a
Busslan Jew , with pallid complexion and
long grizzled whiskers and curling hair ,
listened to the verdict nervously. His
counsel , Mr. Burnham , exoressed himself
as well satisfied , and doubtless will not
make any effort for a new trial. The in
dictment was for murder in the firstdegree.
Eev. J. G. Griffith , of Ramsey , N.
J. , the gentleman who made the munifi
cent gift of $500 to the Lutheran church at
Stella , has been visiting that town. He has
taken an active interest In the welfare of
the church , and now comes all the way
from New Jersey to di dlcate the house to
the worship of God.
Some time ago _ the wife of a well-
known Union Pacific railway conductor ,
living in South Omaha , gave birth to a child
which lived only three hours. The woman's
husband came home drunk and finding the
dead body of the infant ordered it thrown
known to the Union Pacific officials he was
discharged , and this seemed to enrage him
still more , for he got drunk again and was
beating his wife and children when the
neighbors Interfered. Tar and .feathers
and perhaps , worse Is talked ot.
Postofilce changes in Nebraska dur
ing the weekending July 19.1884 , furnished
by William Van Vleck , of the postoffice de
partment : Eftabllshed CrowButte , Sioux
county , John Welsh , postmaster ; Garfield ,
Lincoln county , James Auble , postmaster ;
Long , Frontier county , William F. Miller ,
postmaster : Luray , Bed Willow county.
John W. Wolf , postmaster. Discontinued
Lone Star , Butler county
The parade of the firemen at Omaha
on the occasion of the tournament last
week , was the finest ever seen In the city.
A great many men were in line , and great
crowds thronged the streets to witness the
5J. L. Blunt & Son and Emmet Bros ,
have Just finished shearing 5,000 sheep In
Thayer county. They think the 5,000shecp
will average eight pounds , making a total
of 40,000 pounds of wool.
A Central City special says : The
reports concerning hail storms heretofore
mentioned indicate that its source was the
northern part ot Nance county. Its course
was southeast , and so far as can be learned
at this time , it extended through Merrick
and Hamilton counties , completely devas
tating a strip of country from three and
one-half to five miles in width. The dam
age to growing timber and fruit trees is in
calculable. Several cases of special distress
are reported and many farmers will be com
pelled to abandon their farms temporarily
and seek other means of support.
A fire was discovered at Wilbur a few
days ago , in the cellar under B. L. Castor's
store. It was seen in time to prevent a de
structive conflagration. This Is the second
time within a few weeks that a fire has oc
curred about this building and was evident
ly the work of an incendiary.
A reunion and camp fire will be held
at Pawnee City , August 6 and 7 , under the
auspices of John Ingaam post No. 95. De
partment officers and several other posts
will participate in the exercises.
A Wymore special of the 23d says :
A daring attempt at robbery was made here
at 10:30 to-night. A party of outlaws en
tered a livery stable and , presenting cocked
revolvers , demanded that the horses be
given up. The stable men resisted and com
pelled the outlaws to beat a retreat. The
officers are now in hot pursuit.
A chimney of the Palmyra hotel was
struck by lightning a few days ago. The
current followed the chimney to the first
stove pipe , when it went down into the
stove , knocking the pipe off , then into an
other room , where It struck a bedstead ,
splitting that to pieces , then tearing a small
hole through the house and going down the
screen doors to the ground. A valise layIng -
Ing under the bed was torn to pieces. Sev
eral persons were eating and a number
were in and around the hotel , but no one
Thursday afternon , says the Beatrice
Express , a heavy wind and hail storm
passed over thatportlon of the county which
is about six miles southwest of Beatrice.
Corn was blown down and badly cut by the
hall , and a field of buckwheat was ruined.
Several chimneys were blown down and
othe'r damages done about premises.
Hon. Nathan Blakely , of Beatrice ,
was a member of the first Nebraska legisla
ture that assembled in Lincoln. History
has it that he was an able and diligent rep
During the severe storm of Friday
Reuben H. Hurd , an old resident of High
land precinct , Madison county , was instant
ly killed by a stroke of lightning. The
man's clothing was cut to pieces and seem
ingly every bone in his bodv broken.
The Orleans Press says Judge Gas-
lin saved Harlan county a good hundred
dollars by sending in a postal card to each
petit Juror , notifying them their services
would not be needed at the late special
term of court.
The Albion building committee have
adopted plans , for their new school house.
It is to be of brick , 40x70 in size , two stories
high. It will be divided into four school
rooms , with recitation rooms and separate
wardrobes for boys and girls connected
with each room.
CAPT. CBATVFOED CLEABED.
Indian AgentWUcox's Charges of Interfer
ence , Etc. , KotSostained.
The court of inquiry that was insti
tuted by Brigadier General Crook on the
application of Captain Emmet Crawford , of
the Third cavalry , has concluded its inves
tigation in regard to the performance of
Captain Crawford of his military duties In
connection with agency affairs at San Carlos
Indian agency , wherein he is charged by
Indian Agent WHcox , In divers communi
cations to the commissioner of Indian af
fairs with maladministration and interfer
ing with his prerogative In contravention
of the agreement entered into by the secre
tary of war and the secretary of the interior
on the 7th day of July , 1883.
The court , after maturely considering all
the evidence that Agent Wilcox was able to
introduce , arrived at the following opinion ,
which has been submitted and concurred in
by the authorities that constituted said
ThatCapt. Crawford's administration of
affairs at San Carlos has been wise , Just ,
and for the best interests of the Indians.
Under his management they promised soon
to be self-supporting and prosperous. It is
a fact that all the Indians completely under
military control those at Fort Apache are
entirely self-supporting ; it is believed that
under the same management all will soon
become so. The position held by Captain
Crawford is a difficult and thankless one to
all. and the court believes that It would be
difficult to find a man as suitable for it as he
la. There is not the slightest proof of any
act on the part of Captain Crawford that
could in any way unnt him to ' 'remain
among the Indians upon whom the interior
department desires to impress the benign
influences of a so-called Christian.civiliza
tion ; " on the contrary , it is apparent that
every act of his administration has had its
Inspiration from his earnest desire to ad
vance the condition of the tribes in industry
THE CHOLERA PLAGUE.
Precautions Being Taken to Prevent Its
Beaching This Country.
Secretary Frelinghuysen has instruct
ed by cable the consular officers at London ,
Liverpool , Marseilles , Havre , Bordeaux ,
Bremen and Hamburg to at once appoint
competent pkysiclans to inspect all vessels
and passengers departing for the United
States from the ports mentioned. The
consular officers referred to are Instruct
ed to refuse clear bills of health in all
cases except upon the recommenda
tion of the sanitarv Inspector that , such
bills be given. The consuls are in
structed to report by cable any case of In
fectious or contagious disease known to
exist on board of a vessel at the time of her
departure for the United States. This
course Is adopted hi order that the health
officers in our ports may have timely warn
ing of the approaching danger and be pre
pared to take such measures as shall pre
vent the scourge from gaining a foothold in
this country. It is probable that under the
authority conferred by the contagious dis
ease clause of the legislative bill , medical
examiners will be appointed as attaches to
the American consulates attheFrench ports
infected with the cholera , whose duty it
will be to report periodically upon the pro
gress of the llsfiase.
The unit rule Every man for himself.
Poverty develops genius , prosperity util
TJie Fearful JTavde Wrought by
a Recent Hail Storm in
Congratulations From the Queen
in Regard to the Rescue of the
The Grand Army Reunion at Minne
npolis Political , Foreign and
S. S. Hutcbinson , chief clerk in the
office of Major 0. H. Ernst , of the United
States engineer corps of the St. Louis dis
trict , disappeared or absconded , leaving his
accounts about $1,400 short.
A French comedy troupe traveling
through Algiers was massacred by Arabs
near the Moraccan frontier.
The wreck on the Conaution Valley
railroad was cleared on the 21st , bul three
cars , which were thrown into the mud ,
have not yet been removed. Twenty-two
persons were injured , but no deaths are
yet reported , and the wounded are doing
better than expected. No one was was
killed , and all those missing and supposed
to be under the wreck have turned up.
The loss to the railroad company is about
Wiiiiam Spies , of Chicago , son. of the
editor of the Arbelter Zeitung , a young man
20 years of age , attempted with the aid of
two .companions to rescue a man whom
Police Officer Tamiil had * under arrest.
They assaulted the officer , who finally drew
a.revolver and fired , wounding Spies. The
latter died soon after.
The fact of the death of Frank Gal-
vert at the Walnut street house in Cincin
nati has been made public. The deceased
was the divorced husband of the present
wife of ex-Governor Sprague , of Bhode Is
land. Heart trouble was the cause of his
The Lock Garry , of the Greely re
lief , expedition , left St. Johns on the 21st
for New York. She took the mail of the ex
pedition and of the Qreely survivors.
Greely's strength is steadily increasing.
Ho continues to be fed and banquetted by
leading citizens of St. Johns. Fredericks ,
Connell , Long , Brainard and Beiderback
are progressing amazingly. The Alert was
dispatched forty-eight hours in advance of
the Thetis and Bear , so that the squadron
mightreach New York snmlltaneously.
A special from Frankfort , Dak. , gives
an account of a gas well in that place re
cently discovered. The current is quite
strong and comes from an excavation eighty-
five feet deep. Several explosions have oc
curred , when the gas was ignited , shaking
all the buildings in the town. The pheno
menon is the wonder of the place.
Governor Cleveland is daily engaged
with routine business at his office. He
stated that he will spend the entire summer
in Albany , with the exception of a few days'
vacation in August. It is expected that the
formal notification of the nomination for the
presidency will be made from the executive
mansion at an early'day.
A Litchfield , (111. ) special says : By
the explosion of the boiler of a steam
thresher six miles north of here this after
noon , John "West and Frank Gaskell were
instantly killed and five others seriously
Six car loads of lumber and five
hundred thousand feet in Copley's mill
yard , at Carey , Lake county , Michigan ,
burned on the 21st.
General Traffic Manager Smith de
nies emphatically that the "Wabasb has cut
eastern rates , as asserted the other
day , and states very distinctly if any agent
of the road makes a contract below the reg
ular rates he will discharge him at once and
repudiate the contract.
Seven persons were bitten by a mad
dog last week at Newman , a station on the
Union Pacific road , fifteen miles east of
Topeka , Kansas. One woman had a piece
of flesh torn out of her face by the animal.
A pickpocket who gave the name of
Samuel Maynard , was shot by Officer Cos-
well , at Minneapolis , while re
sisting arrest. He escaped from
the hospital the next morning. Officer
Mlukler followed him , and , securing him ,
started for the station , when a pal of the
thief rushed up , thrust a pistol m the of
ficer's face and -lodged a bnfietiin his head ,
from which he may die. Both parties
then escaped in the darkness and are still
at large. )
Two American workmen were ar
rested at Mexico recently on charge of de
faming the president , and were not per
mitted to communicate with their friends.
They were sentenced without trial bv the
governor of the district to one month's im
No action will be taken by the presi
dent in the matter of the commissipnership
of the new bureau of labor statistics until
his.return to Washington , about the middle
The Grand Army of the Republic , at
its meeting in Minnesota , elected Gen. John
Kountze , of Ohio , as commander-in-chief.
The next encampment will be held at Port
land , Maine. Judge J. P. Boss , of Minne
apolis , was electedsenior vice-commander :
IraE. Hicks , of Dakota , Junior vice-com
mander ; T. M. Shanfeldt , of Michigan ,
Chaplain , and JV" . B. Hall , of Pennsylvania ,
surgeon. A resolution was passed that no
picnics be held on memorial days or Sun
days by grand army posts.
An empty shifting engine on the
Lehigh Valley railway , with a crew of five
on board , running from Whitehaven to
NecoheckSiding , Pa. , exploded and the
entire crew were killed. Three were blown
to pieces and cannot be found.
While Spencer Ellsworth , editor of
the Lacon ( III. ) Home Journal , was driving
in the country near Peoria , his horse ran
away and he was thrown out and , it is
feared , fatally injured. He has been un
conscious since the accident.
The French minister at Tienben has
demanded the withdrawal of Chinese troops
from the frontiers of Tonquin and the pay
ment of the Indemnity asked by France.
This demand was delivered to Tsung-Li-
Yamen. who rejected it The time allowed
China by France for compliance with the
terms she offered expires July 19 , and war
is apparently inevitable.
During the procession in London , on
the 21stof the trades organizations a tomb
stone was carried in the procession in-
scdlbed : "To the Memory of the House of
Lords , 18S4. " The dense masses of specters -
tors along the route interfered with the pro
gress of the procession. It took a full hour
and a half to clear the embankment end , and
the procession had not left Parliament street
when the head had entered the park. The
president of the board of trade and other
ministers viewed the procession. They were
loudly cheered. Some of the bands in the
procession played the "Dead Maich In
Saul. " When the procession had arrived
at the park speeches were made and resolu
tions previously prepared were submitted
Thirtv deaths occurred from cholera
at Marseilles on the 21st , and twenty-eight
at Toulon. A panic was ( treated at Toulon
bv the arrival of 100 coffins ordered from
Marseilles. In order to allay the excite
ment it was found necessary to send the
coffins back. At a meeting of the munlcipa
council of Paris , the director of public aid
declared that no case of genuine Asiatic or
sporadic cholera bad been reported at the
Paris hospitals. The deaths attributed to
cholera were really due to other causes.
Do Leeseps announces that the inter
national technical commission , which has
been studying the subject , has decided in
favor of widening the present canal , In
stead of building another one parallel with
lu the French chamber of deputies
Bert questioned the government concerning
the luw relating to e idemics. He com
plained that necessary steps had not been
taken to prevent the spread of cholera.
The minister of commerce said the govern
ment had resolved to enforce necessary
measures , but the board of health declared
that the action was not yet necessary.
Clemencean moved that a commissioncom
posed of eleven members ot the chamber ,
tie dispatched to examine the infected dis
The cholera is on the decline in Marseilles
and Paris. At the former city on the 23d
them were sixteen deaths between 11 a. m.
and C p. m.
The Plague in France Not as Deadly In
Its Character as Represented--
DC atbs Here and There. t
Isolated cases of cholera continue to
bo reported from various parts of Fiance ,
some widely distant from the infected dis
tricts. A woman living at Courbevoire , a
village only a few miles from Paris , was
seized by sporadic tholeraon Thursday.
She was conveyed to the hospital and her
lodgings thoroughly disinfected. No fur
ther cises have been developed in the com
munity. Cholera has also appeared at Nai-
benne , and at St. Nazaire , a village not far
from Toulon , two deaths occurred. One
was of an especially pathetic character. An
unknown woman was seized while parsing
along the street and fell prostrate , expiring
immediately. A pitiable cise is reported
from Marseilles. A woman 70 years old
was missing for several days. The police
at last forced au entrance into her lodging
and found her body upon the lluor in buch
a condition tbat proved that she must have
been dead some days. An examination
proved that she was the victim of cholera.
She hud lived almost exclusively on fruit.
The corvette "Argentina , " recently at
Marseilles , tried to take on coil atGibraltar.
The English authorities forbade this , and
threatened to fire ualess the vehstl departed.
The "Argentina" thereupon proceeded tea
a port in Portugal and began coaling , but
the inhabitants became panic stricken and
compelled the authorities to order the im
mediate departure of the unfortunate ves
sel. Where the "Argentina" is to find fuel
enough to return to Lap ata appears an insolvable -
solvable problem. Ths condition of affairs
at Aries is deplorable. The water supply
is entirely cut off , owing to an accident in
the hydraulic apparatus. The numerous
funerals of the cholera victims have been
conducted by men who were generally
drunk. These funerals have been greatly
retarded by the fact that the carpenters re
fuse to make coffins for those who die of
cholera. Nearly all the bakers ana butchers
have left the city. Food is consequently
scarce and difficult to obtain. The panic
throughout the city is simply indescribab'c.
The epidemic appejirs to be extending. One
death occurred at Saintas Maries de Limer.
The inhabitants of that town want to expel
all the refugees from the town. la six
different viPages of the department of
Bouehes ( hi Rione * from one to two deaths
have occwned. In VintimigHa , Italy ,
there have been ten deaths. At Toulon
two foolish youths made a bet as
to wbich could drink themostsellzerwater.
One drank nine syphons and th other eight.
Both died shortly of cholera. In the debate
in the deputies in regard to the French re
lating to the epidemic , M. Bert described
Francs as , alter Spain and Turkey , the
most backward country in Europe in sani
tary matters. Fifteen deaths occurred in
Toulon on the 28tL five in the hospital ,
three in the town and seven in the suburbs.
It is feared that the stormy weather will in
crease the violence of the epidemic. Six
hundred people left Toulon within two days.
The Palis correspondent of the London
Standard says the large number of those
who recover from the cholera shows that the
disease is not of the same deadly character
which some previous outbreaks have dis
played. There is a considerable exodus of
people from Paris by people apprehensive
that the epidemic will reach the capital , but
nothing ot the nature of a panic has yet
appeared. The correspondent has never
seen Paris so deserted as at present. Eng-
ish and American tourists give Paris a
wide berth. Such a scare , he contends , is
altogether unjustifiable , as the capital is
letter cleaned , more abundantly watered
ind-healthier than any other city in Europe.
Wrought by the Recent Hail Storm in
The Bradshaw Gazette Extra , in its
account of the disastrous hail storm which ;
recently visited that section , has the follow .
From section 35 , town 10 , range 4 , about
eight miles northwest of Bradshaw , thence
southeast diagonally across sections 35 , 9 ,
15 , 22 , 26 , 06,111 , 4 , to say five miles east of
Bradshaw , the path of the storm was from
three and a half to five miles wide , and
within that strip everything in the way of
growing crops was almost wholly destroyed.
The fields of corn and smalfgrain in the
path of the storm are as smo-ith as if cut
with a scythe. The corn was in tassle and
the small giain all ready to harvest : now all
is cut down and literally chopped in pieces
and driven into the ground by the hail. All
but about eight sections in the township of
Bradshaw are thus desolated and the lo s
cannot be less than $100,000 in the district
named which is tributary to this place a
loss that falls heavily upon all , but especial
ly upon renters. The storm has been al
ready traced from Central City to Exeter ;
at the latter place attaining a breadth of
seven miles. Several farm houses and
buildings were somewhat removed an in
jured in this vicinity. Mr. Thurman's
house was moved. Mr. John Ferree had
his large barn somewhat twisted and his >
crops destroyed. Mr. Thompson , a neigh
bor , lost a portion of his crops. Nathaniel
Simmons' 49-acre grove was stripped as
bare of foliage as in midwinter.
The Strike Off. as
Information from Belleville , 111. , the
center of a lance coal mining district ,
where a considerable number of miners of
have been on a strike for higher wages , is
to the effect that Chas. Nesbitt , president of
the miners' union , has declared the strike
off on account of the destitute condition of
some of the miners , and the latter will re
sume work at the old price , one and one-
half cent for digging. Several operators
have been willing to accede to the demands
of the men for two cents , but most of them
stood out , and as no concerted action could
be agreed upon , there has been quite a dis
turbed state of affairs in the district and
much distress to many of the miners.
" r <
The Albany Times would crush
Cleveland by telling how he went into
the Adirondacks last year , had scouts
posted for ten miles around to drum np
deer for him , and then , when the deer
leisurely stalked past him , found that of
his gun was not loaded.
'The hand that rocks the cradle is the A.
hand that rules the world. " It is the hand
of the hired girl.
The Commissioner of Internal
Revenue Presents Some Sta
tistics of His Office.
A Conference Regarding the Dispo
sition of the Remains of the
Affairs of a Political Character as
Developed From Many
INTKKXAL KKVKNUK IIKI'ORT.
The comuii.-Bioner of internal revenue
furnishes fclatoments relating to the transac
tions of hln bureau for the fUc.il year ending
June 80 , 1034 , and comparisons with those
of the preceding tii-cal year. From the-e it
appears the aggregate receipts fur the fiscal
year are $ l2l,590t39 , a decrease compared
with the preceding year of $22 06.-05. } Tde
receipts come from the following sonnies :
Receipts from spirits ( fruits and other ma
terials ) , Including also special taxes , $76-
905.383 ; increase. 3,636,610. Tobacco in
all forms , $76. < 62,399 ; decrease. $16,041,819.
Fermented liquory , $18,08t,95i ; increase ,
$1,184,338. Taxes under Jaws not re
pealed , $248.156 ; decrease , $1CC25,744.
Penalties , $289,144 ; decrease , $16,659 :
There were withdrawn for consumption
during the year 1,137,056 gallons of suirlts
distilled from fruit ; decrease , 1,136,222 gallons
lens ; compared with the preceding fiscal
year , 78,479,845 gallons of spirits distilled
from grain , molasses and other material ;
Increase , 2,971,06' gallons ; 345,561,901
cigars ; Increase , 227.730,02-i ; 903,123,6-10
cigarettes ; increase. 268,101,987 ; 5,602.6i5
pounds of snuff ; increase , b8273 ; 163,593-
419 pounds of tobacco ; increase , 3,516,213
and 18,998,679 barrels of fermented liquor ;
increase , 1,240,727.
The statistical bureau of the state de
partment will itsue a pamphlet about ten
mouths hence which will contain informa
tion of great interest and value to Am2rican
manufacturers of agricultural machinery.
The large number of requests for informa
tion wbich the department received from
this class of manufacturers led Assistant
Secretary of State Davis to prepare a circu
lar to consular officers of the United States ,
instructing them to obtain and forward such
information as would enable American man
ufacturers ot agricultural implements and
machinery , steam , horse and hand power ,
to enter into competition with manufac
turers of otbcr nations for lb.it share in the
world's trade to which the superiority of
their manufactures entitle them.
The meeting of the national sanitary
conference , to be held in Washington , Au
gust ? , will be composed of representa
tives of the state boards of health. Its ob
ject will be to secure a concert of action by
all the health authorities against the spread
of epidemic diseases. Quarantine oilicers
at all principal ports of this country and the
Canadian frontier are invited to send repre
sentatives. Tte conference will endeavor
to learn how state and local authorities can
prevent the introduction of cholera into the
United States and to prevent Its spread.
REMAINS OF THE EXPLORERS.
Secretary Lincoln had a conference
with General Hazen as to the disposition of
the ' ' .Bear's"
dead of the Greely expedi
tion. It is probable tbat they will be taken
to Governor's Island , New York harbor ,
and placed in charge of MaJor-Geueral
Hancock until rf decision shall be reached as
to their final disposition.
THE 6QUATTKUS MUST GO.
The oilicer commanning the United
States troops charged with the duty of ex.
peliing the squatters from the Cherokee
lands , in the Indian Territory , has request
ed the interior department to send a repre
sentative to point out the persons to be
ejected. It is probable that an attache of
the land office will be directed to discharge
that duty. _
The president has appointed John
3. Bryant United States marshal for the
district of Georgia , vice Gen. Longstreet ;
Fohn G. Erady , of Alaska ; George E.
Curie , of Pennsylvania , and Charles Dee-
ber , of California , as commissioners for the
district of Alaska , to reside respectively at
Silka , Wrangel and Ouralaska.
Since the return of the Tammany to
tfew York from the Chicago convention
John Kelly has continuously said the course
of that body could not be known until the
meeting of the committee on organization
n September. It is well known that Kelly
never waits for that and it is an open secret
that he will support Cleveland. He wants
as the price of his allegiance to be allowed
o name the candidates for mayor , comp-
.roller and sheriff of New York. It is said
Jleveland conceded the firat two and be
cause he denied the sheriff , Tammany made
The political campaign was formally
naugurated at Lincoln on the 19th by both
parties. The Blaine and Logan club held
ts first rally. It wa < * addressed by C. H.
Gere and Allen W. Field. The democrats
ratified the nomination of Cleveland and
Hendricks with a bonfire and speeches.
Both gatherings weret large and enthu
General Logan has made public his
etter of acceptance of the nomination for
yice president tendered by the Chicago con
vention. In it he enters at length upon dis
cussion of issues which will be prominent
n the campaign. He concludes by saying :
"There are other subjects of importance
which I would gladly touch upon did space
permit. I limit myself to saying that , while
here should be themostngid economy of
governmental administration , there should
3e no self-defeatine parsimony either in our
domestic or foreign service. Official dis-
lonesty should be promptly and relentlessly
ninished. Our obligations to the defenders
f our country should never be forgotten ,
and the liberal system of pensions provided
should not be imperilled by adverse legisla
tion. The law establishing a labor bureau ,
through which the interests of labor can be
placed in an organized condition , I regard
a salutary measure. The eight-hour law
should be enforced as rigidly as any other.- '
The New York independents , at the
meeting held on the 2lst. declared in favor
Cleveland and Hendricks. The platform
eulogizes Cleveland at considerable length ,
dwelling on bis administrative ability and
courage of conviction in the face of popular
clamor , as exhibited while mayor and gov
ernor , and points out the fact that he has
sprung into Drominence since the war be
tween the sections and is not subject to the
effect of the fierce animosities of that time ,
and predicts that his administration would
je to the honor of American citizenship at eiU
lome and abroad. eig
The "American Celt , " the principal g
Irish paper in the West , comes out for the of ;
republican ticket. tl
The national prohibition convention tlB
held at Pittsburg last week nominated by
acclamation St. John , governor of Kansas , P
for president. Wm. Daniel , of 3Iaryland , of
was nominated for vice president. At a oiP
meeting of the national committee the fol- al
owing officers were elected : JohnB. Finch , alw
Lincoln , Neb. , chairman ; D. P. Sagen- w
dorph , of Charlotte , Mich. , vice-chairman ;
. J. Jutkins , of Chicago , III. , correspond-
ng secretary ; S. D. Hastings , of Madison , an
Wis. , treasurer. These officers , with Miss
Francis E. WIHard , of Evanston , Ills. , and
Miss Brown , of Cincinnati , constitute the
executive commit ten of the party , with full
power to act wh u the general committee Is
not lii session. The platform favors laws
to conform with , those of the Almighty.
The democratic convention of the
Sixth Missouri district nominated John T. .
Heard , of Pdttl , for conjn-esp , on the three-
hundred and eighty-ninth ballot.
Wm. H. Baruum has been chosen ,
permanent chairman of the dt mocratlc-
national committee. F. 0. Prince was reelected -
elected secretary. The meeting was held In
New York on the 23d.
Leaders of the prohibition conven
tion , in interview * , claim they will poll from ,
five hundred thousand to a million votes ,
and that they will probably carry Kansas andi
Maryland , and so throw the election Into-
The ireenbackers are becoming im
patient at thertflnyof Gov. Butler in Indi
cating hi.s political intentions. It is stated !
Butler must stay on the track or another
nomination will be nude.
Gov. St John 1ms xvrittp.n a letter to-
members of the prohibition convention
thiinkin1. them fortbn honor of having nom
inated hioi for president.
THE HOYS IX BLUE.
Sixty ThouHiunl People Throug tlm Streets ,
of MinnrnpollM to Witness the Par-
ncle of the Gruiul Army
of the Krpubllc.
The grand parade at Minneapolis on-
the 2'Jd was delayed In forming , but when ?
In motion was received with tremendous
cheers by 60,000 people , who thronged every
street on the line of march. Tbe weather-
was fine , but sultry , with threatening ;
clouds gathering. The whole Grand Army-
was in line. It was the largest demonstra
tion since the war.
The parade passed the city hall where
children on the canopied platform waived
banners and sang an old war song , which
the veterans took up and p.issi-d on with
uncovered heads. The blare of the bands ,
the waiving of banners , the shouts of thous
ands from streets , windows and housc-topa
constituted an inspiring scene. As the but
tered battle flags were recognized by the
old veterans a wild cry ot delight went up.
The enthuiaMn was never equ died. It was-
the greatest of all demonstrations ever wit
nessed in the noitliwest.
Itwas.the largest gathering o * old sol--
dlers in the history of the organization.
There were 18,000 of them In the procession , ,
which was an hour and twenty minutes
passing a given point. There were prob i
ably 3OCO to 10,000 in the city who did not
Join in the parade. About 7. f,000 atranirers
besides these made up the visitors Grn-
erl Logan occupied a prominent place at
the head of the procession. General riher-
man rode in the middle. I'.oth weic re
ceived with continued ovations from th&
veterans. Generals Thomas , Kountz ,
Warner , Xegel and Gibson vnre aluo re
ceived with cheers. The line of march was
through the principal streets of the city ,
which were profusely decorated. After
wards there were sporting amusements , ' /
After the parade a business meeting for
organization will be held. The candidates
for grand commander are Carnahan , of
Illinois ; Warner , of illssonri ; Ivountz , of
Ohio ; Hurst , of Illinois , and Anderson , ot
Kansas. General Sherman was urtied , was
disinclined to accept the honor. He could
be nominated by acclamation if he de
In the evening 75,000 people crowded the
encampment grounds and witnessed tb&
fireworks bv the Flambeanclub , of Topeka.
General Logan was given a reception on
the 23d and General Sherman and other dis
tinguished eenerals present were received
at General Wathburne's residence in the
MINNEAPOLIS , Minn. , July 24. The
preat ! crush at the Grand Army encamp
ment is over and the people are beginning :
o po home. The principal events of the
day fi were the reception of Gen. Logan at
the Illinois headquarters this morning , and
another to all visitirg generals at Wash-
burn's residence to-night. At the former
a great crowd of old soldier ? were present.
Logan and Gen. Xegliy , of Pennsylvania ,
made speeches. In the evening Gens. Sher
man , Faircht'd , Negley , Thomas ana-
others were present.
There were sports of a miscellaneous
character at the encampment all day. A
reunion of ex-prisoners of the war was
held , at which about 100 gathered.
1c A meeting was held ror the election of a.
commander-in-chief and two nominations
were made. The election will take place-
to-morrow , when a place for the next en
campment will also be selected. Indications
point to Warner , of Missouri , for chief and
Nashville as the place of meeting.
As Indicated In the Cage of the Mother-
of Sergeant Gardner.
In connection with the sad death of
Sergeant Hampden Sidney Gardner , of tho.
United States signal service corps , one of
the Greely explorers , by starvation in the
Arctic regions , a peculiar story is to'd by an
intimate friend of Sergeant Gardner's par
ents , who reside in Philadelphia. May 14th , . I
while on a visit to Philadelphia , the friend
met Col. Gardner , the father of the ser
geant , who is in the emplov of the postoffice
secret service division. The latter stated ,
that he was extremely anxious about the
health of his wife who seemed slowly fail
ing. Foi a long time something had been
preying on her mind. ' That morning she
was too unwell to eat , and then confessed
that her trouble was caused by an uncon
trollable impression that her SOB was starv
ing. She had reasoned with herself with
out avail that the expedition had stores ,
which would last them years , but she had
suddenly been seized with the premonition
that her boy was starving and that it was
killing her. That day , especially , she was
overcome. Colonel Gardner said that he
was much worried about her. Strange to-
relate , it was that day , May 14th , that the
last rations /rere issued to the starving men
by Greely , and June 12th young Gardner- hj
died , the last of those who perished before- < ii
the rescue. His mother seemed to be pre
pared for the news of his death when the.
sad tidings were received.
THE OMAHA BEE.
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household in Nebraska , Iowa and Kan
sas , As an inducement we will mail
the Weekly Bee from now until after
election ( Nov. loth ) for twenty-five
cents. Send in your orders at once >
either in clubs or single subscription.
Direct letters , enclosing currency , pos
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THE BEE PUBLISHING Co. ,
Omaha , Neb.
The story of the romantic life of Gen
eral Sam Houston , who was in turn.
United States senator , Cherokee chief , ,
general in the army , and first president
the Texan republic , will be told in
the August Century by Alexander
Hynds , who has been assisted in the
preparation of his pancr by the family
the "hero of San Jacinto. " Two-
portraits of Houston , one from a mini
ature showing him as a Cherokee chief ,
will accompany the article.
A miser grows rich by seeming poor ;
extravagant man grows poor by
seeming rich. fShenstoae.
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