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Numerous improvements are being planned
The normal school building In Fremont Is
Omaha bankers will establish ; a clearing
house association. f '
Deer and antelope are abundant in the
neighborhood of Brewstcr.
Beatrice feels quite sanguine of securing
the new soldiers * home.
The Dodge county fair will be held at Fre
mont October 1st , 2d and 3d.
In Omaha , three soldiers knocked a man
down and took from him $20.
One farmer in Sherman county raised over
1,000 pounds of grapes this season.
tfen divorce cases are on the docket for the
next crm of court In Hall county.
Dr. Newman , the celebrated preacher
lectured in Omaha a few days .ago.
ThC'YounR Men's Christian association in
Omaha will open gymnasium rooms.
The proposition to license a saloon in Kene-
saw was negatived by the town board.
Cortland has decided that it can get along
without a saloon , and none will bo licensed.
Maxey Cobb , aNebraska horse , is said to have
graduated'asthe fastest stallion in the world.
The barn of Dr. Dunn , near Lincoln , was
destroyed by flre a few nights ago. Loss about
Columbus is soon to begin the erection of a
new school house which Is to cost about
One hundred and eighty-three cars of cattle
were shipped from the Omaha stock yards on
Rev. J. L. St. Clair has been returned to
Albion , as pastor of the M. E. church , for an
other year. > ,
Watermelons are so plentiful this year that
even the small boy does not consider them
The skating fever has struck Valentine and
the upper story oc. the town hall is being fitted
up for the f un.-
James S. Fitzgerald , a stranger , was killed
at Omaha by being run down by the cars. He
was 50 years old.
Humphrey is overrun with dogs that make
night hideous and disturb the slumbers of the
Eight hundred people were on the grounds
the first day of the Seventh Day Adventists'
meeting at Omaha. .
A dead beat namedHebron'claiming to be
a G. A. It. man , has been "doing" the citizens
of Albion and vicinity.
Two citizens of Falls City dropped a roll of
§ 1,250 among'the fakirs of the circus which
visited the town last week.
There is great activity at Omaha in building
houses of worship. The buildings are not
only icommodious but costly.
Beaver crossing , Scward county , has flatter
ing prospects for getting a new church. Ovtfr
$800 has been pledged thus far.
Ed. TV. Morgan , formerly of Omaha , where
his oarents now. reside , fell out of a window
at Lafayette , Ind.and , was killed.
John G. Gray , tbeGenoa editor , has recov
ered from his self-inflicted wound , and has de
parted for his father's home in Iowa.
The Seward county fair this year will take
place after all the other fairs are over , the
date having been changed to October 8 , 9 , 10
Sweet potatoes weighing nearly four pounds
own in the suburbs of Lincoln were exhib
ited in the Journal olfice in that city a few
A Nebraska cattle thief has just been over
hauled at Columbus , Ohio , by the sheriff of
Ydrk county , and brought back to the theatre
of his operations.
Capt. Foster , an Omaha sporting man , won
$4,000 in a gambling house in that city last
week , breaking the institution and compelling
the manager to close up.
The stage running between Hartington and
Yankton came near capsizing the other day ,
when N. I. Stancliff , of Exira , Iowa , was
thrown out and severely injured.
Two youthful Omaha lovers , aged 14 and 12
respectively , ran away and endeavored to get
married , but thev were without a license , and
no one could be found to tie the knot.
John Burns , a street grader at Omaha , was
instantly killed by lightning on Tuesday last
while standing in the door-way of a barn
waiting for the storm to pass over.
Nebraska City employs 300 men in her pack
ing house ; 125 in her distillery ; 50 in her barb
wire factory ; 125 in her foundry and machine
shops , and lee in her two plow factories.
A sixteen-year-old boy stole a horse and
bridle at Valentine , which he sold for S40
pocketed'the cash and was about to get out of
the country when he was nabbed by an of
Mrs. Rosakrans , an aged lady at Tecumseh ,
while ascending a long flight of stairs , was at
tacked with a faintingfit and fell backward to
the bottom , sustaining injuries from which
Mr. Crosby , of Wayne county , pulled a load
ed double-barreled shotgun from a wagon
with the muzzle turned towards him. Both
ctiarges entered his breast and lungs , and he
The young lady at Columbus who won the
$1,000 piano at the state fair has presented
Mr. Mueller , of Council Bluffs , with a beauti
ful cushion made from the crazy quilt which
she had on exhibition.
George Smith , who resides about six miles
northeast of Gibbon , lost three yearling steers
i n two days from the disease known as black-
eg. Other farmers in that vicinity have also
uffered lossirom the same cause.
William Sunderland , living northeast of
Schuyler , had his hired man , Anton Dlapka ,
.arrested for stealing a horse. There was no
evidence to show that he had any notion of
stealing the animal and he was thereupon dis
Mrs. Nancy Worrel has brought suit against
James G. McClay and Mangan & Ford , saloon
keepers at Auburn , and Martin Hall , claiming
damages In the sum of § 10,000 for the death
of her son , who was killed in one of the saloons ?
A man named Manning , a railway conduct
or , lost his reasoning through drink , and ,
falling in with a gang of Omaha thieves , :
found , on coming to his senses , that he was
out a watch and chain worth § 275 , a check for
§ 65 and $140 in cash.
John 31. and John Lulow , father and son ,
from Iowa , were
Omaha hotel by blowing out the gas yi retir-
inp The fools are not all dead yet , but in :
this instance two of them had a very close
call forlthe other shore.
Renewed interest was caused at Brownville
last Saturday by the striking of another vein
of coal at a depth of 330 feet. No correct
statement as to its thickness can be had , as
the prospectors refuse to say anything , but
feel safe in putting it at from twenty-four to
At the opening services oMhe Seventh Day
Advcntlsts' camp meeting at Omaha , Elder E.
W. Fnrnswortn , of Iowa , preached upon "Tho
Fulfillment of Prophecy as Shown by His
tory. " He handled the subject ably , bringing
the second and seventh chapters of Daniel to
the support of his argument.
Mrs. Smith , wife of W. A. Smith , of Glen
Rock precinct , Neinaha county , set a bucket
of boiling water in the yard to scald some
chickens , when her little four-year-old daugh
ter Eva , by some means upset it , and fell into
It , scalding her entire back , from the effects
of which she died soon after.
As a specimen of the productiveness of Ne
braska soil , the Falls City Journal mentions
the fact thatS. C. McElrov , of Nemaha coun
ty , has a squash vine that has upon it thlrty-
nine full grown squashes , the smallest of
which will not weigh less than fifteen pounds ,
and as many more partially grown ones.
Mrs. Brlggs , the wife of a hard-working
brick mason of Lincoln , got mashed on an
other fellow , aud the other day "lit out , " tak
ing their baby , the only child , and stripping
the house of furniture. Briggs don't care
about the woman's return , but ho wants it
understood that he is going to get the child
and don't you forget it ? "
The committee appointed by the board of
managers of the soldiers * homes to visit the
various proposed sites for the new home , ar
rived atLincoln a few days ago by special
rain , and spent several hours viewing the
city and surrounding country under the escort
cert of the citizens'committee , after which
the entire party left by special train for
Beatrice to make further investigation.
Just as Senator Van Wyck was in the midst
of his address at-the Saline county fair last
week there was a terrible crash , and the grand
stand , which was crowded as full as it could
possibly be , gave way and fully two-thirds of
it went to the ground. It was expected at
first that there would be a great many people
injured , but when the debris was cleared
away not a single person was found who was
seriously hurt. Several received slight sprains
One of the most singular incidents that has
ever come under our observation , says the
Loup City Times , was the derangement which
occurred to our townsman , Simpson Criss.
Mr. Criss overworked himself in the hay field ,
and at night experienced a rattling in the
head , but put in a full day's work next day.
Friday morning while eating breakfast he felt
something crack in his head , and in a few
moments realized that he was "deaf as a
stone. " For several days it was utterly im
possible for the sufferer to hear any sound
whatever , but since then his hearing has im
Mrs. Kate Pugh , living near Plainview ,
Pierce county , who was suffering from pue-
peral-monia , eluded the watchfulness of at
tendants and wandered over the prairie , cov
ered with high grass. Thorough search day
and night for three days failed to find her. It
is supposed that she wandered over the
prairie until exhausted , when she lay down ,
and becoming chilled and stupid , did not get
up and expired. The grass is not burned yet
and it is a very hopeless task to search for a
body , as it could not be seen in most localities
beyond a few feet away. The search is still
continued , however , but with very little hope
of success ,
Officials of the JVcic Haven Fostoffiee Jlafflcd.
There is trouble in the New Haven post office.
A New Haven business man alleges that his
mail has been robbed , and that letters con
taining money received at the New Haven
postofllce have been stolen. Detectives have
been nt work on the case , and the postoffice
officials are supposed to have exerted them
selves in the way of special surveillance , but
so far every effort in the line of investigation
has proved futile , and despite the fact that
the postmaster , the chief clerk and other em
ployes f the office keep an active watch , the
alleged robberies have continued with little
interruption. The total of the alleged rob :
beries make a large sum. George G. Pown-
inp , who is the head of the Yale silk works , is
a defller in the scrap silks so dear to the femi
nine heart for fancy patchwork. He and his
partner were the pioneers in this line and now
control a large business. Advertising largely
they have secured customers all over the
country , their mail being among the largest
received at the postofiice in New Haven. As
the correspondence generally relates to orders
for goods , most of the letters contain money
ranging in amount from a fraction of a dollar
upward. As a rule th sums are too small to
suggest postoffice money orders or the regis
tration of letters. During the latter part of
August complaints begad to pour in upon the
firm from customers at a distance who claim
to have forwarded money without receiving :
In return any of the goods ordered. So fre
quent became these complaints that Mr.
Pawning made known the fact at the post-
office. Detectives were employed to look :
after certain features of the case , but their
vigilance effected nothing.
It was at first suspected that some person
had obtained a duplicate ke toMr. Powmng's
postofiice drawer and was opening it sur
reptitiously. A close watch kept in the post-
office lobby upset this theory , for nobody save
Pawning opened the box , though the letters
continued to disappear. In the meantime a
new lock was placed upon the drawer , and de
tective work was transferred to another phase :
of the case. For a fortnight the postoffice
authorities have been on the watch without
any result other than the embarrassment of )
discovering that despite their surveillance the
thefts continued without interruption.
Though satisfied that the thefts really were ;
taking place , all" detective expedients have
been equally Ineffectual , until the postoffico
authorities have settled down to the opinion
that either there is no hope of cornering the
rogue , or else that the thefts are from the out )
Chief Clerk Boyd said his attention had been
called by Mr. Powning to these alleged irregu
larities some time ago , and that he bad care
fully and persistently Investigated every
phase in the case , but as yet had been wholly
unable to find the slightest evidence of crook
edness upon the part of any man ia the post-
office employ. "I can only say this , " said Mr.
Boyd , "that the boxes now In use at the post-
office have been in service for EO long as to
have become almostworthless. Forten years
they have been steadily in use , and' we have
found that many of them are continually get
ting out of order , and I think there Is more
than a bare possibility that these losses may
be accounted for in this way. Many of these
boxes have become so defective in their locks ,
etc. , as to have given us trouble with other
parties , but until this instance there has never
been any reason to suspect any crookedness
upon the inside of the office. We know that
in some instances keys in use at the office
have become so worn by long use as to now fit
and unlock a half dozen drawers. " The in
vestigation will be pushed , and inspectors
from Washington are exoected.
An American CrooTc Wanted in Scotland. ?
Joseph Haeside , of Waukegan , 111. , appear-
d before the United States commissioner at '
Chicago , and gave bail to appear for examina
tion on the question of extradition for
forgery. It appears the application was made
ay the Clydesdale association of Scotland ,
harging thatHaesidepurchased in thatcoun-
a-yn lot of Clydesdale horses of inferior
Dreeding , and forged pedigrees containing t
norc valuable strains or blood , and sold them
n this country to the detriment of the horse PIol
nterests there and here. The application ol
vas presented to the state department at elm
iVoshington through the British minister , Ji
ind government officers were directed to nr-
est him and deliver him to the British vice-
onsul at Philadelphia. In order to avojd ex-
radition , if possible , Raeside surrendered tl :
McCullough , the actor. Is eaid to have be
A fli t Branson , Michigan , destroyed § 305 ,
000 worth of property.
Forest fires have broken out in Michigan'
and are doing a good deal of damage.
The gold reserve on the 23d was § 912,000.000
an increase of § 15,000,000 during the past few
The loss bv the Cleveland lumber flre is
estimated at § 125,000 , the insurance being
There were only twenty deaths from yelllow
fever at Mozatlan during August , and none re
The extensive works at the Granby mining
and smelting company , at Oronogo , Mo. , were
destroyed by flre.
L. J. Brown , a leading merchant of Fitchburg -
burg , Mass. , cut his throat with a razor. Over
work is the supposed cause.
Directors of the St. Paul & Omaha road de
clared a quarterly dividend of ! ? per cent on
preferred stock , payable October 20.
Edward Morgan , whose father is a well ,
known resident of DCS Moines , Iowa , fell from
a window at Lafayette , Ind. , and was killed.
Mayor Samuel Robinson , of Charlotte ,
Michigan , was shot by a tramp at night at
his home , and is now in a critical condition.
Mary Weinsten , of Vincenncs , Ind. , a Jewish
widow of high social standing , attempted
suicide by taking morphine. Her case is
Berry D. Skinner , outside bond clerk for
Blake Bros. & Co. , bankers , New York , was.
found dead from the effects of an overdose of
Frederick S. Nicholas , editor-in-chief of the
Memphis Avalnnche , died atDavenport.Iowa ,
on the 23d , of paralysis of the brain. He was
apparently in good health. Ho was 54 years
The St. Paul directors have declared a regu
lar dividend of 2l/ per cent. , payable October
31. The books will close September 29 and re
open October 23. The meeting was harmonious
and a full board present.
While escorting home a young lady from
church Sunday night , at Talladega , Ala. , Abe
and Chalmer Boswell quarreled as to whom
she most favored , Abe , drawing a pistel , shot
his brother dead and decamping.
The Ncwcomb-Buchanan company of Louis
ville , the largest whisky house in the south ,
made an assignment , after attempting for the
past two years to meet liabilities of § 1,500,000
on which then secured an extension.
Captain W. P. Clark , Second cavalry , and at
tached to Lieutenant General Sheridan's staff ,
died at Washington. He was distinguished
for service in Indian fighting , and was the
best authority on the Indian sign language.
A brutal negro named Keifer broke into the
residence of W. Trife , at Hermansvillc , Miss. ,
aud attempted to outrage his daughter. The
cries of the girl brought the family to her as
sistance and the negro fled , but was caught
net day and lynched.
An Italian at Toronto , after lighting his
pipe , attempted to press the tobacco down
with a dynamite cartridge. One hand was
blown away and his face disfigured for life.
He met with no sympathy from his Italian
lompauions , who nearly kicked him to death
for his foolish act.
Max Bachert has arranged with Joaquin
Miller for a lecture tour through the country ,
to begin soon after election , with the text ,
The Danites of New York , " Mr. Miller will
treat of such subjects as the stealing of Stew-
irt's body , the lives of Gould and Vanderbilt ,
ind the Wall street operations of Grant and
The following vessels were lost on the Labra-
lor coast during the recent easterly gales :
Cornelia , May Flower , Annie , Alice , Oysrey
ind Jessie. In the White bay district three
thousand persons are starving. Commander
French , of the war ship Cloride , and passing
ressels , rendered assistance. Commander
French forwarded a strong appeal for aid to
the Newfoundland government.
A letter from M.Leon Chotteau to a mem-
3er of a prominent New York firm says that
he question of American hogmeats in France
Till in all probability come before the cham-
jerof deputies in October , and that heex-
iccts to make his view and the proposed law
m the subject to meet the favorable consid1
jration of the deputies. He doesn't know l
vlien it will come before the senate.
At a circus row at Burr Oak , Kansas , one
nan was killed and several wounded.
Darwin N. Gardner , for nine years police
lerk of Cleveland , Ohio , shot his wife and
hen shot himself.
A blacksmith , who leaves a wife and six
hildren , hanged himself in a democratic wig -
vam at Fort Wayne , Ind.
A widow lady named Gait was gagged and
ebbed in her own house at Worth , Mass. The ,
obbers obtained a large sum of money. .
John Lange , of Dttbuque , Iowa , shot his
vife through the head and then shot himself
hrough the head. He is dead but she may re-
The officers investigating the recent theft
f § 20/00 in bonds from the Equitable safety-
Seposit vaults , Boston , have recovered § 0,000 '
ccreted by Stevens before his flight.
Seven convicts were whipped in Newcastle ,
Delaware , on the20th , in the presence of four :
mndred people. Edward Redden , white , was
illoried for one hour in addition to twenty
Near Carthage , Ala. , a negro named Short
eized a well-known lady while in the suburbs
tnd dragging her to a clump of bushes , rav-
shed her. She gave the alarm and a posse of
00 men hunted down the negro and riddled
ilm with bullets.
An attempt was made in New York at
irson , in a house full of people. But one per- >
on was killed , the wife of the man whom the
lolice arrested charged with the offense. The
lolice officers discovered the flre , and after it
ras extinguished coal oil was found every
where , and all the gas was turned on.
The large new silver vault is finished , and
he transfer of silver began last Monday. The
torage capacity is for 50,000,000 silver dollars ,
he surplus coinage of different mints will also .
ie placed in it.
'he a ctingfccretaryofthetieasurydirected
he collector of customs at New York to ad-
lit free of duty the Ascot cup , won by El
Scene's Foxhall , which has been in the cus-
Ddy of the collector nearly two years.
The appointment of Gresham to the secre-
iry of the treasury is not temporary but
ermanent. It is intimated Justice Bradley.
f the supreme court , will retire in a few j
icnths and that the position will be tendered
The department of state has received from
ie United States consul at Naples the follow-
ig telegram relative to cholera in that place : tr :
"The condition of affairs is more encouraging.
There are fewer cases and deaths. Cases ,
305 ; deaths , 97 during the past twenty-four
The court of Inquiry appointed to investi
gate the commission of the Talapoosa and Bal
timore schooner , finds the Talapoosa did all in
its power to avoid a collision , compiled with
the law in all respects and that thoblamo rests
with the schooner. The department approved
the finding of the court.
Superintendent Thompson , of the'railway
service , has returned after a visit of Inspec
tion to railway mail routes west of Omaha.
He traveled over the Union , Central and
Northern Pacific railroads and made many
suggestions looking to the improvement of
the mail service , which were as a rule imme
diately put in practice by officials.
Frank S. Mason , United States consul at
Marseilles , has sent to the department of
state a translation of Semaphore , of that
city , which says : "The harvest of 1884 has
been plentiful and the situation is nearly the
same as in 1882 , except that now there is a
large anailable surplus preceding the crops ,
which will make the demand for foreign pro
ducts less , even if this year's crop is 15 or 20
per cent less than in that year. There Is no
probability that the prices of cereals will
raise to the rate of two years ago. "
Colorado democrats nominated Alva Adams ,
of Pueblo , for governor.
"The democrats of Ohio held a monster mass
meeting at Columbus on the 25th.
Postmaster General Gresham has been ap
pointed secretary of the treasury.
James A. Fox , mayor of Cambridge , has
been renominatcd for congress by the repub
licans of the Fifth Massachusetts district.
An electoral ticket has been agreed upon by
all the elements of Louisiana favoring the
election of Blaine and Logan. Electors-at-
large , George L. Walton and Taylor Beattie.
The democrats of the Sixth Illinois con
gressional district nominated Thomas Butter-
worth , of Rock Island , on the fifty-sixth bal
lot. The greeiibackers of the same district
nominated U. D. Mcacham , of Frceport.
Motions to take the Scott liquor tax law up
out of the regular order was argued in the
supreme court at Columbus , 0. , on the 24th.
The cases will be pressed for a decision be
fore the October election. Decisions on the
motions will be announced in a few da3-s.
President Seelyc , of Amhcrst college , has
declined the nomination for governor by the
prohibition party. He told a reporter that he
was very much surprised when informed tha
he had been nominated. He had previously
answered every inquiry on the subject that he
could not accept either the nomination or the
The term of C. E. Coon as secretary of the
treasury , under a special designation of the
president , will expire Wednesday. No war
rants for the payment of money from the
treasury can be issued after that day unless
the existing vacancy in the office of secretary
shall have been filled before that date. It is
expected , however , that an appointment will
soon be made.
Straight-out republicans of Texas have made
the following nominations : For governor ,
Judge A. B. Morton ; lieutenant governor ,
John Haynes ; treasurer , Samuel M. Johnson ;
comptroller , Fred W. Minor ; attorney general ,
A. C. Crathaus ; commissioner of the land of
fice , R.J.Evans ( colored ) : superintendent of
public instruction , H. B. McKinney. A com
mittee was appointed to issue an address to
the republicans of Texas. I
FOREIGN NOTES. (
Advices ffom Burmah state a sanguinary 1
outbreak had occurred in the jail at Manda- ( (
lay. Several hundred convicts were killed. (
It is expected the Egyptian government
will simply make a formal acknowledgement
of the receipt of the protests against the sus
pension of the sinking fund.
The National Gazette has expressed the
belief that the GermanAustro Russian al
liance will support any step taken by France
in regard to the Egyptian financial trouble.
Earl Spence , lord lieutenant of Ireland , has
reduced the extra police tax assessed upon c
Limerick , which that city refused to pay. He
ivill insist upon the payment of the reduced
The Pall Mall Gazette says it is believed in
official circles in London that the attitude of
Germany toward France in the Chinese diffi >
culty is exercising a disquieting influence
upon the French cabinet.
Le Paris urges the powers to inform Eng- :
and that she has gone too far in prompting
Egypt to break international law in regard to
he Egyptian finances. England , the same )
laper says , cannot be allowed to dispose of
Egypt as she sees fit.
Baron de Courcel , French ambassador to
Berlin , informed Prime Minister Ferry that
3crmany , Austria and Russia had decided to >
varn the khcdive of Egypt that his throne
.vould be endangered if he connives to en-
lorse England's financial acts.
The Journal de St. Petersburg states that
Russia joined the other powers in objecting to
he suspension of the Egyptian sinking fund.
Russia expressed to England her regret that
3ngland did not consult the other powers be
'ore deciding to authorize such a step.
Gladstone on leaving Midlothian thanked
lis constituents for the encouraging recep-
ion accorded him throughout his tour. Many
loners shown him were due to the great
muse which he represented. He also spoke
it Carlisle. AmongotherthingsheEaid : "In
he present crisis the lords ought to study the
) est means to provide that the house of lords
ihall not fall. This can best be done by their
icting in moderation and prudence. "
A Shanghai dispatch to the London Times
itates a Franco-Russian alliance means the
lisintegratioa of China and its participation
etween those two countries , France toking
he three southern provinces and Russia hav-
ng China as a recruiting ground for her
irmies , the two countries being connected by
ailways. The alliance also means Franco-
tussian preponderance in Europe , and is ,
herefore. fraught with danger to Germany
Secretary of the Treasury.
The Washington Star says : Gresham ac-
icpted the secretaryship of the treasury as a
natter of accommodation to the president ,
lis intimate friends say it is only a tempor-
.ry appointment , the duration of which will
xtend to the first of October , when it is be-
leved he will resign to accept the judpeship
if the Illinois circuit. It is believed that
itber McCulloch or Boutwell will take the
ecretaryship on Gresham's resignation. El
Postmaster General Hatton will
Lctlng most tl
Ikely be placed at the head of the postoffice tle
Xhe Revolution Dying Out. cldi
Advices from Lima state the revolution is
pparently drawing to a close. The ill suc-
ess which attended General Carcere's attack m
n Lima served to dampen the ardor of the O
evolutionists and strengthen the Iglesias O
overnment. The number killed on that oc- JU
osion about 150 both . tc )
was on sides. A great
loral effect was caused throughout the coun-
y by the government's success.
_ _ _ _ _
dn Appeal to Thoit of ICvbraaJsa to JJcstlr
TJiemselcea In u Uaefitl Way.
In the general announcement of the World's
ladustrlal and Cotton Centennial Exposition ,
the director general , E. A. Burke , says : "A
leading feature of the exposition will bo a na
tional exposition of woman's work , under the
auspices and management of a commission
composed of two leading representative
vomen in each state and territory of the
United States. It is believed that this will
prove ono of the most interesting and import
ant exhibitions over made , as it will serve to
practically develop and illustrate the field of
woman's work , and enlarge the field of use
fulness of the sex in the domestic economy
and Industry of the world. " Hon. Robert W.
Furnas , commissioner for Nebraska , acting in
unison with the director general , in the de
sirability of making woman's work a leading
feature of the exposition , issued an order or
request for the ladies of the state to meet at
the parlors of the Commercial hotel , Lincoln ,
on the 18th of August , for the purpose of
forming a state association for the exhibition
of wotaanls work at the World's Industrial
and Cotton Centennial Exposition. In response
to the commissioner's call , the meeting was
held at the place abqvo named. The object of
the meeting was briefly stated by ex-Governor
Furnas , after which a temporary organization
was effected. A committee wad appointed on
permanent organization to report the outline
of a plan of work.
The name of the organization is "The State
Association for the Exhibition of Woman's
Work at the World's Industrial Cotton Cen
tennial Eposition. " The officers of the asso
ciation are :
President Mrs. H. P. Mathewson , of Lin-
Vice President Mrs. Orplm Dinsmore , of
Treasurer Mrs. J. W. Dawes , of Crete.
Corresponding Secretary Mrs. L. Russell ,
Recording Secretary Mrs. W. S. Sawyer , of
"All auxilllary or county societies shall con
sist of president , vice president , treasurer ,
corresponding and recording secretaries. "
By order of the committee "individuals
throughout the state , where organization is
not practicable , arc urgently requested to as
sist in this to the extent of their ability , and
confer with the corresponding secretary of
the state association. "
Each county will have a superintendent , ap
pointed by the executive committee , to look
after organization and secure work to the end
that the state may be fully represented.
We hope the county superintendents will
ECO the necessity of makinirun earnest ud en
ergetic effort in this movement. Let their as-
Focitlons be formed as quickly as possible.
We have been given a very short time to ac
complish an enterprise of so great a magni
tude ; but if we succeed In these few weeks
piven us for work , so much greater the credit
due us for our immediate , united and success
The president , recording secretary and
treasurer constitute an executive committee ,
with full power to act in all matters pertain
ing to the advancement of the cause. The
work is to be sub-divided
- into five depart
ments , viz : Fine Arts , Educational , Benevo
lent and Humane. Industrial , Culinary.
The department , of fine arts shall include
painting in water colors , oil and pastelle ,
drawings , pottery , painted porcelain , sculpt
ure , modelling in enamel and mosiac , ctch-
injrs , engravings , etc. Let there bo a full ex
hibit in these lines.We do not expect to com
pete with the industrial exhibition of decorat
ive arts to be held at Paris this month under
the auspices of the "Union Centrale des Arts
Decoratifs. " But let all who are interested
allow a sample oftheir work to go to the ex
hibition , and in this way show the world that
Nebraska is alive to the spirit of the times , in
the beautiful as well as the useful. Address
Mrs. S. C. Elliott , 1212 0 street. Lincoln. Xeb.
Any original , well-written document upon
education or instruction will receive a hearty
welcome. All contributions or communica
tions upon this subject may be addressed to
Mrs. Fannie Ebright. Tecumseh , Neb.
The Benevolent and Humane Department
We have a great work in this division to bo
represented. Too much attention to this sub
ject cannot be given , and we hope to see our
benevolent and humane work of the state
fully and fairly represented. Parties interest
ed in contributing may address Mrs. D. Ncw-
aian , Lincoln , Neb.
The industrial art department includes such
a vast amount of work that we find it impos
sible to enumerate. I will only mention a
few articles belonging to this department.
Carpets , tapestries , embroideries , arasene.
Kensington in gold or silver thread , bead ; in
fact , every kind of embroidery. Laces of
svery kind , fancy and plain knitting , quiltimr ,
crochet work , netting , fine sewing- . All kinds
3f work that industry produces we want rep
resented. Contributions urgently solicited.
Address Mrs. L. RussellTecumseh , Neb.
The culinary department we expect will be
leveloped with great care , as there will bo
provisions at the exhibition of considerable
magnitude. It is essential that we make it a
; rand success , for our gentlemen friends
tully appreciate this department. Some of 1
3ur dcar.good fathers , husbands and brothers
xinnot tell us whether a rose is blue , brown
njrreen , but they all know whether their
: offce is amber-hued or as "black as tur. "
rhey know when a piece of tonst is nice and
risp ana of the proper color to give it an ap-
ictizing appearance from blackened and dried
ike hard tack. They can tell whether they
ire eating a properly broiled porter-houso
jteak sufficiently buttered or a piece of coarse
Deef fried hard in grease. Oh ! yes , they know
ill about the culinary department. They
lave had a life experience and interest in it.
Cue gentlemen are the epicures and the voters
f the land : the ladies arc the artists and the
vorkers. We have so many more excellent
lOUEckeepers than we have artists and hu-
nanitarians that we have a rightto expect the
ulinary department abundantly and ably
Hied. There are many things that can be
nade and elaborately decorated , giving a
rery artistic appearance , greatly to the credit
f the maker.
With the intelligence , perseverance and
ibility of our Nebraska ladies we do not think
t necessary to use persuasive arguments to
ionvincc them of the great benefit derived
Tom their concerted action in this enterprise.
Ve hope they will not shrink from this op- )
ortunity of assisting in developing an enter
prise of EO much interest and worth as the one
low open to us.
"Three hundred thousand dollars have been
ippropriated by congress with which to make
government display. " This opportunity
ihould be specially prized as an opening for
is to prove bj- our accomplishments that we
lave attainments , strength and ability to
naintain our distinctive individuality. It
ibould waken our latent powers of work , and
irouse us to the most determined efforts to at
east compare favorably with competitors in
We think we can make a very creditable ex-
ilbit when brought in contact with the works
if domestic economy , industry and art of the
ex of other states , if the ladies of this state
ully understand that we are in earnest in
naking this effort , and that we desire to make
he work of women the most attractive fea-
ure of the state exhibit. g :
We want the ladies of each county in the oei
tate to aid us in our undertaking. We hope ei
hey will bear in mind that we must work tlci
apidly. Two months is all the time we have ci
or preparation. The exhibit must be in Xew tlC
rleans by the 15th of November. We must C (
tnprove the present and not put off until the c :
imehas approached , when the collections clb
hroughout the states must be shipped to their b > (
estinntion before we become interested in tcf
his matter. Let us have a state or home f <
n this exhibit. Let us work unitedly , with a tr
rilll The old adape , "Where there's a will infc
here's a way , " will be a very good stimulus fcSI
o us if we can only will ourselves to become SI
o much interested that we feel the state of 01
febraska is a family , and that each woman in tr
be state is a member of that family , and EUC- ta
ess or defeat equally affects us and our cim
uture prospects ; and thus we can find a way cini
all obstacles in . ni
o overcome our pathway.
I am sure we should all suffer keenly should
ur collection at New Orleans be spoken of
isparaglngly , but , if we were justly compli-
icnted upon it and upon our display by the
udgps of the exposition , I am equally sure at t
fiat we should feel that home pride welling
p within us which is one of the most com- inbe
lendable that we possess.
What interests have we to compare with sefli
ome interests ?
Let us work diligently and faithfully to as- se
in ' work at
Ist other states having women's
" of the inter- EC
ie exposition "prove one most -
sting and important exhibitions ever made. " pi
We again ask you to help us. You can 1
hooseyour own work , for there are many gc
epartmcnts to fill. Consider this appeal a su
necial invitation to all. 001 0
Commissioner Furnas says : Cc
"When collections are made report , and 001 0
leans will be provided for transportation to
in aha or Lincoln and from thence to Xew
rlenns. The p'an ' in outline thought most
ilvisable and productive of greatest peed Is
present the whole collection as a Etate ex thWJ
hlblt , giving credit to each Individual , locality
and county contributing material.
The work is in the hands of the executive
the corresponding secretary.
Mud. H. P. MATTHKWSON , President
Commissioner Oregory's Letter on the Sub
ject of Ataeimments.
Prof. Gregory , of the civil son-ice commis
sion , has written a long letter on the subject
of political assessment , the chief points of
which are the following : The grand intent of
those sections of the civil service act which
relate to contributions for political purposes
are two-fold : First To prevent the use of
government places and funds as forces to
control elections. Second To protect the
government employes from compulsory con
tributions to the political funds. Thogovern-
mcnt clerk is employed to work for the people
and not for the party. His pay cornea from
the people and not from the party. What he
earns is hence his own. It Is gross tyranny
to extort from him any part of his earnings
by threat of removal or promise of promo
tion. The clerk , outside of his clerkship , 13
still a citizen , and as such has u common in
terest with all good citizens in the progress
and welfare of his country , the common right
to vote and express opinions from associa
tions with those of like opinions , and use-
money In all lawful ways to promote his
opinions. As an ollicer or employe of the
government , strictly under the authority of
congress in all his ollicial work and relations ,
he must not violate any of the four prohibi
tions of the civil service act ; but , outside of
ollicial life and relations beyond the realm of
duty to and connection with the government ,
he becomes i simple citizen and having the-
duties , interests and rights of his fellow-citi
zens not In publics employ. The Interpreta
tion of the civil service act and the path of
duty required is plain to all who will honestly
regard its two grand aims one an absolute-
defense of the ballot-box from corruption or
corrupting influence , and the other a protec
tion of government olllclals from political
assessments. In these two great public de
mands that law must and will be fully and
PREPARING TO POOL.
Tlic Western llalltvay Lines Jleacli an Agree
The railway problem in the west , says a
Chicago dispatch , has been finally solved. At
an adjourned session of the general managers
of all western and southwestern roads held
here , the initial proposition to form four pools
on Colorado and Utah business , taking the
Missouri river as the dividing line , making-
two pools east and two west of that stream ,
wis llrmlly unanimously agreed upon. The
action of the conference provides that rates
shall be maintained until October Cth , when ,
provided the ngreeinent Is signed by the pres
idents of the roads , the pools will enter into
effect and remain in force until the close of
the present year. There appears * to bo
no question but that the pools will
receive the sanction of the presi
dents , and the new combination is already
looked upon as a fixed fact. The general
freight agents of several lines will meet to
day to agree upon a tariff , and the delicate
duty of arranpinp percentages lias been re
ferred to Joseph E. Tucker , as in the case of
the newly formed Nebraska pool. Commis
sioners for the two pools will be named here
after. The result achieved to-day is natur
ally looked upon ae a complete abandonment
of the tripartite agreement , as the advantages
given under that compact to several of the
roads are entirely waived. It directs that the
combination have the power of making west
ern rates beyond the Missouri river , utid the
new compact provides for the pooling of all
Union Pacific business. It is not expcctc'l
that the formation of the new pools will result
in any advance in the published tariff rates. ,
but will simply insure their maintenance and.
cause the restoration of tariff rates between ,
here and southwestern points.
FLOCK Wheat per 100 Ibs © 275
FLOUK Rye per 100 ffis 1 40 © 175
BKAX Per ton 11 W © 11 50
WHEAT Xo. 2. 51 &
UAULEY Xo. 2 47 © 43
RYE Xo. 2 42
COKN Xo.2 mixed Ct & cr
OATS No. 2 20 &
BLTTEU Fancy Creamery. . . . 23 30
BUTTEK Choice dairy. 11 17f
GKAI ES Per pound 5 f
EGOS Fresh 14 15
ONIONS Per bbl 1 40 © 1 75
CHICKENS Per doz , live. 250
Ai'PMJS IJarrcls 250
POTATOES Per bushel 40
SEEDS Timothy 1 ! 0 © 2 00
SEEDS Blue Grass 1 75 & 200
SEEDS Hungarian 1 15 © 1 25
HAY Hailed , per ton 800 & uoo
WHE T Xo.2 Spring 81 © Bi
COUN Xo.2 63 © G55S
OATS Mixed Western 32 0 34
POHK New Mess 1C 75 © 17 00
FLOUR Winter 4 73 © 550
FLOCK Spring 3 75 © 450
WHEAT Perbushel 74 % ©
COKN Per bushel 73 © 79
OATS Perbushel 20 © 2015.
I'OKK 1C 75 © 1700
LAKD © T3&
Flons Pckp and shipp'g 585 © C23
CATTLE Exports C40 © 0 60
SHEEP Medium to good 300 Q
SVnEAT Per bushel
SOIIN Per bushel 54 © 56
DATS Perbushel 27
CATTLE Exports C 40 © 0 75
SHEEP Medium 3 00 © 3 50
tloos Packers 540 500
r Perbushel 57 ©
Joiix Per bushel 44U ©
ATS Per bushel 22 ©
BATTLE Exports 6 00 @ Gso
ions Medium to peed 5 50 © 5 75
SHEEP Fair to good SCO & 350
THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE.
Flic Platform I'nl Forth for 1'nbllc Consid
The following is the platform adopted l > y
he American political alliance , which nom-
natcd Capt. W. F. Ellsworth , of Pennsylvania ,
ind Charles II. Waterman , of New York , for-
iresident and vice president of the United
We demand the repeal of all naturalization
HWE , and the passage of an act by the con-
TCES of the United States making a residence
if twenty-one years necessary to enable for-
ipners to vote or hold official positions in
his country , except when such foreign-born
itizcns have served in the army or navy ot
he United States : the passage of an act by
ongress prohibiting the formation of politi-
al organizations composed of foreigners ex-
lusively ; the rights of suffrage to American-
orn females the same as to males ; opposition
importation and attempted colonization of
oreigners and paupers from foreign coun-
ries , and the absolute suppression of Chinese-
mmigration ; nnopportuniiy to vote direct
or president and vice president of the United
tales ; the native born citizens , white or col-
red , to rule and make the laws of the coun
ty : no appropriation of public fund * for sec- I'
irian purposes : the rights of all American
itizens as provided by the constitution to be-
laintaincd and protected , and a free ballot
nd a fair court.
Cleveland' ? Second Conflagration. T I
The scenes of two weeks ago were repeated , I
Cleveland on the 20th on a smaller scale. The
ats flre then was thought to have originated
an accident. Later occurences leads to the
elief that it may have been incendiary. Two-
iparate fires took place on the 20th. While-
remen were going home from the first the
cond flre broke out , and it became certain
iat incendiaries were at work. Word was
nt to neighboring towns for help , and en-
ines came from Akron.Painsville.Sandusky
lyra and Ashtabula. At night the fire was
Dt under control and
no further danger en-
led. Monroe Bro.'s loss is estimated at $70
: insurance. $100.000. Browne. Strong &
o.'s loss is estimated at from $160,000 to $ ! 70-
; insurance about the same.
Xhe Debt to be Funded.
The final contract was signed at London on ,
ie 21th by file English bondholders and Ed-
ard Xoetzlin , representing the Mexican gov-
nment , for the funding of the English debt
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