McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886, October 16, 1884, Image 2

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F. M. & E. M. K1MMKLI , , Pub .
McCOOK , : : : : NEB
There were ft08 arrests In Omaha during Sep
In the state exhibit at New Orleans will be
u genuine sod house.
The contract has been let for building
school house at Valentine.
Junhita has one skating rink in full bias
. nnd another building , 30x100 feet
The Republican valley district fair nssocia
tion has been organized at Superior.
The broomcorn crop in Adams county 1
said to bo immense , and ail harvested.
The work of canvabsing for a new city dlree
tory for Lincoln is about to commence.
The literary people of Fairbury are about U
organize a "Chautauqua Reading Circle. "
Hastings has organized a ericket club
which played Its first game a few days ago.
The Red Cloud creamery made 70,000 pound
of butter during the year preceding Oct. 1
There is talk of a college being establlshet
at Alma by one of the leading religious de
A team of horses were stolen on the streets
of Blair a few days ago. They were recovered
but the thief escaped.
The wild grape crop is large this year along
the Missouri river , and the fruitis being gath
ered by the wagon load.
A company has been formed in Omaha for
the purpose of introducing a cable line of
street cars in that city.
Gov. Dawes has issued a proclamation offer
ing a state reward for apprehension of the
Nance county murderers.
Martin Murry , a laborer , fell from a heavily
loaded wagon near Valentine recently , when
he was run over and instantly killed.
The farmers are not inclined to sell much of
their wheat at the present prices , but are
keeping a sharp look-out for an advance.
There is a large number of siok hogs In
Adams county. One man has buried eleven ,
and at last accounts had 200 on the sick list.
The commission house of G. D. Thayer , of
Omaha , made an assignment a few days ago.
Liabilities exceed the assets by several thous
The Chicago nndNorthwestern railroad will
probably run trains direct to Omaha by way
of Blair and the bridge at Missouri Valley
The Pierce Times says the farmers average
their corn crop at 50 bushels. Some will go
under that , but there are plenty of fields that
will average GO and 65.
The work of digging trenches for the Lin
coln water works is now in progress. It is
proposed to employ about one hundred trench
diggers till the job is completed.
The citizens league of Omaha propose to
stop base ball playing on Sunday , and to that
.end they have caused the arrest of the Union
Pacific and Evansville , ( Ind. ) clubs.
Cheyenne county has 281,020 acres of school
land , which is more than is embraced within
the limits of any other one county in thestate.
Sioux comes next with 23C.640 acres.
Mr. Heine , an old soldier , and for fourteen
years doorkeeper of the Nebraska senate , fell
inaneple ctieflton the streets of Lincoln a
cw days ago and expired in one hour.
The recent fire at Alma is supposed to have
been caused by sojpe one throwing a. lighted
Differ Stub in the hay in Shaffer's livery barn.
Itwccn i5-000 and f ° i000
The loss is : : ;
" ' n Congregationalists -
? ho General Association of
gregationalists will convene at Norfolk.
Wednesday evening , Oct. 22 , and wiil continue-
in session through the following Sunday.
The son of ex-Mayor Boyd , of Omaha , at
tempted to ride a stray horse which some boys
had captured , and now he is having a lone
some time in the house with a badly broken
A family 6t' Austrians , consisting of man ,
\vife and two children , on their way to Da
kota , were at Omaha , a few days ago , dead
broke , and unable to proceed urther without
One thousand dollars will go to the nearest
relative of Mr. Sheldon , the fireman who was
killed in the Union Pacific accidcntonthe Sth.
Brotherhood of Locomotive
He was a member of the
comotive Firemen.
A breach of promise case of considerable in
terest and importance is about to occupy the
attention of the Douglas county districtcourt.
Gossipers are on the qui viyc for something
"rich , rare and racy. "
It is rumored that Sioux county will" be
split up into three counties at an early date ,
with Chadron as the county seat of the north
ern slice. Rush Creek of the eastern , and Fort
Jlobinson of the western.
The Adams county fair opened with a good
attendance. The display of fruits , vegetables
and corn , as well as the exhibit of horses , cat
tle , sheep and hogs , was such as cannot be
beaten in any county or state.
A man who has been in attendance at the
Illinois state fair for the post five years , says
he has never seen any vegetables on exhibi
tion there that would compare with those at
the Antelope county fair held last week.
Ho/r cholera seems to be on the increase.
The following is recommended as a preven
tive : Equal parts of salts , sulphur , copperas
wood or cob ashes , and salt , thoroughly
mixed. Put in a trough where the hogs can
run to it.
Mr. Winspear , a grocer of Omaha , is out
$100 by the manipulations of a broad-daylight
thief. He went into the store and , makinghis
way to the safe , snatched the money drawer
" containing $100 , ran out , making good his es
cape with the wealth but throwing the drawer
During the prevalence of a heavy storm at
Ashland , lightning struck the large barn of
Mr. Thompson , and in a few moments the
entire structure was consumed. Fortunately
a heavy rain was falling and there was but
little wind ; otherwise a most calamitous con
flagration must have occurred.
Jim Mulhausen and Pete Boren , of Omaha ,
fought a prize fight in an old barn a few miles
in the coutry on the road to Bellevue. Everything
the . There
thing was conducted on square.
was no money up , the fight being for revenge.
though both participants
Boren was the best man ,
pants were severely punished.
A man named Minick , who was at Howe
station a few days ago , had his buggy top cut
to pieces by a tramp. Mr. Minick was at Amos
called and asked for
Hughes' , when the tramp
being told to wait a short
dinner , and upon
to the barn he
mad and going
time he got ,
proceeded to use his knife freely on the bug-
If top , supposing it belonged to Mr. Hughes.
Nuckolls county , had to dea
Mr. Danks , of
two-year-old steer. The bovine
witb an unruly -
dcadashforDanks , and that gentleman
„ to dodge or decide which
not being given time
horn of the dilemma he would take , siezcd
both of them and lit ostrodle the animal's
neck and head , and was thus carried some dis
tance before hcTound himself none the worse
for his rapid ride.
Union Pacific earnings in August over the
entire system , $2,430,000 , a decrease from. Au
gust last year of $47,000. There Is a decrease
of 5275,000 In the expenses , however , which
makes tlio net earnings $228,000 larger than in
August , 1683. The surplus earnings reported
are $1,328,000. The earnings for the eight
months to August 31st were $15,871,000. an in
crease over the same period in 1683 of 52,060-
The editor of the Woman's Tribune , Mrs.
Colby , wishes to collect statistics concerning
the Journalistic work of women west of the
Mississippi river , for the use of the committee
on Journalism of A. A. W. tfhe statistics of
Nebraska will also be used for another pur
pose , viz : as furnishing- part of the exhibit of
Nebraska Woman's Work at the New Orleans
Postollice changes In Nebraska during the
week ending. October 4 : Established Earl ,
Frontier county , Henry C. Wiant , post-master ;
Ormo , Nanca county , Henry E. Knapp , post
master ; Riverside , Holt county , EvanderC.
Beeman , postmaster ; South Omaha , Douglas
county , William G. Sloane , postmaster. Post
masters appointed Clear Spring , Antelope
county , Charles H. Webb ; Dixon , ' Butler
county , Harvey L. Vanhise.
A railroad company has been organized in
Harlan county for the construction and main
tenance of a railroad from Alma , Harlan
county , south to the southern boundary line ,
and filed its articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state , October 2. The principal
place of business is to bo located at Alma ,
Harlan county , in this state , and the meetings
of the board of directors is to be held at Phil-
llpsburg , Kansas. The capital stock is $230-
000. *
The dedication of Clarke Hall , at Bellevue ,
Sarpy county , took place on the Oth. When
the hall was built , the bones of a number of
Omaha Indians were exhumed , having been
burled a generation ago on the sightly spot
which had been chosen in later years for the
college. These had been carefully preserved ,
nnd were relnterrcd on the college grounds ,
under the direction of Chief Fontanclle , the
ceremonies being conducted by Rev. Mr.
The grand lodge of Good Templars , in ses
sion at Lincoln , elected the following oflicers
for the ensuing year : G. W. C. F. , Frank J
Sibley ; G. W. C. J. , E. Hopper ; G. G. W. V.T. ,
Anna M. Saunders ; G. W. C. , Frank G. Odell ;
superintendent of the juvenile temple , Mrs.
Belle Bigclow ; G. W. secretary , T. E. Wilson ;
W. treasurer , Lyman Elwood. Reports
show the finances in better condition than
ever. Increase of membership for the year
,000. New lodges , 43. Total membership
The York Times records an accident which
terminated fatally. As Mr. A. J. Oinincr , aged
forty-nine , living near Waco , was mowing
with one of the old-fashioned rear-cut mowing
machines ; his horses for some reason started
to run , when it is supposed the machine ran
into a hole and brew Mr. Ommer off. He was
caught in the sickle , one arm was cut off , both
both bones being severed , both hands were
badly lacerated and one thigh torn consider
ably. He was also injured Internally. He
died at 7 o'clock the same evening.
The county commissioners of Douglas coun
ty have issued an election proclamation , the
purport of which s explained by the follow
ing extract : "Shall the county of Douglas *
by its board of county commissioners , be au
thorized to sell the old court house site at
Sixteeath and Farnam streets , being lots five
(5)'and ( ) six (6) ( ) in biock one hundred and eigh
teen (118) ( ) in the city of Omaha in Douglas
county , Nebraska , and appropriate the pro
ceeds derived therqfrom to grade the grounds
and erect retaining walls and steps for new
court house. "
The Grand Island Times says that on last
Sunday Herman Shields made a bet of § 10
With John 3Iayle and one or two others that
he could w * tk UP to Jake Carter's place , six
* > m'u'11 a * l
sfirun !
miles north of Blair , '
o'clock p. m. and haul Moyle's old bilg" -
lie uses for delivering goods and
around town , down to Blair before ,
the same evening. The money was pu up
and Herman go a breast strap and s'6me
traces of a harness and started out. A lot of
sports , in buggies and on horsebatik accoiti-
panicd him , and many more went Out Id meet
the crowd on their approach t9 tlio Usty. t
Herman came polling in , dragging the buggy ,
about 0 o'clock , and both won and earned the
Nebraska at Xew Orleans.
Omaha Dispatch.
Ex-Governor Furnas arrived in this city last
evening from New Orleans , where he bus been
engaged in his labors as Nebraska commis
sioner for the exposition. He has been making
a tour through the southeastern counties , pre
paratory to obtaining a full and exhaustive
exhibit from each county in the state. Gov
ernor Furnas intends to completely fill the
10,000 feet set apart for Nebraska exhibits.
The various agricultural products will be rep
resented , and there will be in addition a Ne
braska fine art department , a dairy department -
ment and other departments representing
Nebraska's interests. An unique feature will
be the Nebraska sod house. Enough sod will .
be shipped from this state to make a sod coti
tape , about eight by ten feet. Its background
will be a gallery of pictures and cuts of the
many beautiful buildings in this state.
Mr. Furnas Teels proud , and justly so , of the
success with which his efforts , so far , have
been met. All indications point to a grand
and complete representation at the cotton ex
position in the Crescent Ciiy of the great and
growing state of Nebraska.
A Tragedy In JSaunders County , Ne
Special Dispatch from Fremont , Oct. 4.
Many of our citizens were some what excited
this morning over a rumor that a tragedv had
been enacted in Saunders county , and that
the officers were close upon the track of the
murderer somewhere near Fremont. Thurs
day afternoon a man by the name of Moran
and another named James Anders became en
gaged in an altercation at a saloon in the town
of Ashland , after which Moran was followed
to his home. He WOP followed by Anders , who
came up unperceived by Moran , just as the
latter was in the act of stooping down to take
his little girl in his arms , and shot him in the
bak near the shoulder with a revolver , being
so close that the child's clothing was burned
by the powder.
In the excitement that followed Anders
made his escape , and left that part of the
country with a pair of horsesand an old wag
on. The sheriff of Saunders county was sum
moned , and taking up the trail of the mur
derer followed him to Wahoo and thence
toward Fremont. He came into the city and
secured the services of Robert Greeg , who
went'with him down upon the island , where
the man was found , and captured by Gregg ,
with the assistance of a double-barreled shot
gun. Anders was coming across the island in
his flight some time during .the night , when
he stuck in the mud with his rig and was un-
able to get through. Early this mornlng he
came to town on norsebiick and hired a
to assist him through. He was thus delayed
and was still upon the island when the oflicers
overtook him and made the arrest. He was
first brought to the city , and soon afterward
the sheriff started with him for Wahoo.
In Ander's wagon was found , among some
personal effects , a thirty-two calibre Smith &
Wesson revolver , one chamber of which was
At the time the officer loft Ashland the
wounded man was in a very precarious con
dition , being partially paralyzed. It is thought
his wound will prove fatal. The excitement
in that part of the county is.dcscribed as in
tense , and the prisoner is liable to receive - severe
vere treatment if the people here get 'hold ' of
him. Ji
McCullough , the actor , is said tohavo'be-
como demented. 4
Both the Gould cables between Europe and
America are broken. ' -
Fire in the Ohio wall paper company , at Cin
cinnati , caused a loss , of $10,000.
West Virginia is having very hot weather ,
and is suffering greatly from drought.
St. Patrick's Catholic church , at St. Paul ,
Minn. , was burned , the loss being $35,000.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
hold the next -annual convention at New Or
The loss bv the Cleveland lumber fire is
estimated at $125,000 , the insurance being
The imports of specie at the port of New
York , for the week ending the 4th , were
? 3C3,000 ,
Burglars robbed four business places at
Perry , N. Y. , securing about $48,000 in bonds
and cash.
John Baker , of Augusta , Me. , was. arrested
for the murder of Mrs. Tuck. He confessed
to having committed the crime.
' ! During a democratic meeting : it Clinton ,
Ohio , a cannon exploded , killing Lewis Baker
and terribly mangling two others.
General William A. Throop , of the firm of
Lapham & Throop , Detroit , a well known citi
zen and politician , shot himself and will die.
The fish commissioner of Pennsylvania will
establish at Erie a hatchery capable of turn
ing into the lake half a million white fish an
At Atlanta , Ga. , Mrs. Gery Davis was shot
dead while standing in her doorway. Her
uncle and a woman named Fade were ar
Eight horses at Vincennus , la. , are reported
afllicted with glanders. The state veterina
rian has been notified and is expected to in
The gathering at the Northampton , Mass. ,
camp ground to celebrate the centennial of
the Independence of American Methodism
numbered about 10,000 persons.
Samuel Wannaker , of Youngstown , Ohio ,
against whom twenty-five indictments for
forgery have been found , is guarded at his
farm house by sheriff's deputies.
The late Augusta M. Huntinprton , of Cincin
nati , bequeathed § 300,000 to Bishop Whipple ,
of Minnesota , to expend at Faribault on me
morial buildings and their endowment.
Near Marysville , Mo. , a bridge collapsed
under a freight train laden with hogs , nearly
all of which were drowned. The engineer
was killed and the brakeman and fireman
badly injured.
George Dolling recently caught a young
rat in a mine at Honesdale , Pa. , and made a
pet of it. The animal repaid the kindness by
biting its benefactor with such severity as to
cause his death.
By the giving way of a temporary bulkhead
at the Niagara elevator , Buffalo , Thomas Dal
ly j was smothered to death by being buried in
grain , and two or three other men Vere seri
ously injured.
The Fort Pitt iron and steelworks of PittsT
burg ' , which has been.closed the past three
months on account of lack of orders , has re
sumed in all departments , giving employment
to several hundred men.
Canadian Pacific officials and the Japanese
steamship company are negotiating for a line o
of steamers between China , Japan and British *
Columbia , and if established freight for Lon g
don and Liverpool will be carried over the s
Canadian Pacific road. s
The United States marshal has sworn in five
hundred deputies for service in Cincinnati on
election day. Over a thousand democrats
have organized to guard their interests at the
polls and if any attempt at Iraud is discov
ered trouble is feared.
A special train on the Panhandle road , car
rying Hendricks , collided with a hand-car near
Wheeling , killing a boy twelve years old and a
trackman , "Plumed Knights" were also on
the train , but none were injured. The acci-
lent was caused by a heavy fog.
The reduction of-the flUbllp debt during Sep
tember < is S1,300,0X ( > .
Mrs. Belva Ltrffcfaood left Washington on
the 10th for (7c\tiiand , Louisville and Lexing-
Frato Hatton has been designated by the
pfe's'iOlent to act as postmaster-general for ten
Says. '
All reports from Connecticut indicate that
an immense interest is felt in the pending P
campaign on account of the tariff question.
The matter of chief importance treated of
by Mr. Nimmo , of the bureau of statistics , in ?
his annual report , is the enormous magnitude
of our internal commerce. It is shown that
the value of the products of the various in
dustries of the United States is seven times
the total value of our foreign commerce.
T he civil service examination of applicants
for ( service in the departments at Washington
will be held in Chicago October 30th. Appli
cations for this examination must be sent to
the civil service commission at Washington.
A similar examination is proposed tit St. Louis
October30th. Applicants for special examina
tion for the postollice will be examined at the
same time.
Inquiry at the department of state failed to
elicit either a confirmation or denial of the
lispatch to the London Times that United
States Minister John Russell Young had ar
rived at Tien Tsin , and , acting under instruc :
tions from Washington , had informed Li ;
Hung Chang thai the French governmenthad
requested the mediation of the United States
Touching the distinctions between trades- , .
marks and labels. Commissioner of Patents , ,
Butterworth has decided that the popular
lonstruction of the statute is that the subject
matter of the application for a label shall be PIrs
that which may "be properly claimed as a label rsw
ind not merely the subject matter for atrade- it
li :
mark. but the statute does not mean to imply w .
that if certain subject matter is found incapa wc ;
ble of registration as a. lable , for It may not tl :
be a description of the 'quality or nature of tlw
joods and therefore fail to constitute a label. P' '
"There is no clue yet to the miscreant who
ired into the passenger train on an Indiana
road a few nights ago.
The Kcw York custom house examiner
eized forty-one large'diamonds found in the
tl ;
mails of the steamer Brittanica.
The officers investigating the recent theft T (
in bonds from the Equitable safety-
leposit vaults , Boston , have recovered $6,000
jecreted by Stevens before his flight.
.At Lacket's camp , near Atlanta , Go. , F M. '
Faulkner , a white convict , jumped into the
iver nnd attempted to escape. He was shot
ind killed by a negro covict by the name of '
A Woodstock (111.special ( ) says the trial of
las. Lacey for the murder of Alderman James
Gaynor In Chicago about six months ago , con
cluded on the 4th , and resulted In a verdict of
guilty , llxlng the death penalty.
At Tamworth , Ontario , contractors on a
railroad attempted to transfer eomo Italians
to'aqotherportlon of the road. They refused
to go until paid all wages due them. A riot
ensued In which several were killed.
The supreme court of Indianapolis has re
fused to respite Charles W. Butler , condemn
ed to hang for wife murder , on the ground
that it has not power to interfere in such
cases , the governor having declined to Inter
The Cincinnati district court has ordered a
stay of proceedings in the case of Joseph
Palmer , to be executed for murder. This is
following the ruling of the recent decision of
thcsupreme court , which makes itlmperativo
that all proceedings in error must be first
passed upon by the district court before going
to the supreme ceurt.
Wash Fletcher , colored , was hanged at Paducah -
ucah , Ky. , lor the murder of Amanda Jack
son , In August , 18S3. The murdered woman
was the mother of Fletcher's mistress. Ho
became enraged at the daughter and attacked
hqsr. The mother was killed in defending her
daughter. Thousands of people , mostly col
ored , witnessed the execution. Fletcher ad
dressed the crowd in a loud , firm voice , but in
a rambling , incoherent way for an hour.
Thomas A. Hendricks was in Wheeling on
he 4th , where u great political demonstration
took place.
"Last year the republican plurality In Penn
sylvania was 17,075 on the republican candi
date who ran lowest on the ticket.
Hon. J. G.Blaine spent last Sunday in Bcl-
laire , Ohio. He will remain in that state over
this week and will make several speeches.
The democratic committee of the Sixth Illi
nois district has named E. W. Blaisdell , of
Rockford , as candidate lor congress , vice
Thomas Butterworth , declined.
The democratic committee of the Sixth Il
linois congressional district has named W. E.
Blaisdell , of Rockford , as candidate for con
gress , vice Thomas Butterworth declined.
The New York Tunes says a gentleman con
versing with Roscoe Conkling after the demo
cratic demonstration in Now York , reports
him as expressing pleasure at the success of
the meeting.
The liquor party in Ohio is completely crush
ed ' by the signal defeats in Stanstead and Sim-
coo counties. The feeling is growing that if
the Scott act was submitted it would be car
ried by a large majority.
The democratic congressional committee
has issued a card addressed to ex-democratic
employes of the government requesting them
to send their addresses to democratic commit
tee headquarters , so that correspondence may
be opened with a view to ascertaining the rea
sons for their dismissal from government em
General Grant was asked to serve as a re
publican elector in place of Rev. Dr. Derrick ,
but he absolutely declined. He told the mem
ber who asked him that he was out of politics.
A member of the state committee said : "Yes ,
we asked General Grant to serve tis an elec
tor , and he refused. He said he did not wish
to come into public life again , especially this
year. $ *
Major W. F. Haskell , of Westerville , Me. ,
having addressed letters to the committees of
of the democratic and republican parties on
the question of fuller pensions and less strin
gent laws for the allowance of claims , has is
sued a call to his fellow-comrades of the As
sociation < of Union Soldiers to meet at In
dianapolis , Ind. , on October 21 , to hear the an
swers to his letter and take united action.
General Butler , on his way from OilCiy to
Pittsburg , was met by a crowd of 2,000 persons
with a brass band and military salute. He
ivas driven to the base ball grounds , where an 5
immense crowd awaited him. His arrival was
the signal for great cheering , and after order a
ivas restored he spoke for half an hour , assail
ing the stiifldurd Oil Company. At Franklin
i.OOO people were gat'uered at the depot to
neet the train. Butler was escorted to a phit-
term in the public square , where he spoke fif
teen minutes.
Chief Supervisor Sherman , of the Chicago
listrict , in making up his list of supervisors
3f elections to serve on November 11 , chose in
the second congressional district one repub
lican and one independent democrat or Fin-
jrty man for each voting precinct. An ap
peal from this action was taken on behalf of ,
the democratic party before Judge Blodgett ,
jf the federal court. The judge quoted the
law , which provides that the two supervisors
for each polling place shall be of "different
aolitical parties , " and held that the plain in
ference was they should be of the leading
political parties. He therefore ruled that the
list of supervisors must be made up exclu-
ively from the republicans and democrats.
The Austrian government has threatened to
retaliate against the porte unless the latter
fulfills the terms of the treaty relating to the
junction of the Turkish & Austro Servian rail
Captain Tournier , who negotiated the Tien
rsin treaty , fought a duel with Henry Roche-
fort , on account of an editorial written by the
atter criticizing it. Both combatants were
rounded slightly.
Col. Kitchener telegraphs that a rumor is
prevalent at AmboKal that the rebels have
Mptured three Europeans with their drago-
nan. If the report is true the prisoners prob-
ibly are Col. Stewart , Power , correspondentof
he London Times , and M. Herbin , French
onsul at Khartoum. Thus there is some hope
hat the lives of these three will be spared.
A. Jiad Slate of Affairs.
The affairs of Newcomb , Buchanan &Co. , of
Louisville , are now apparently in a worse con-
lition than ever. The assignee is without "
noney to carry out the trust , and the plan
proposed by some of the largest creditors to
aise some "by a system of charges on the
vhisky in the warehouses owned by the cred-
tors is so strongly objected to that it is not
ikely to be adopted. In this event the estate to
.rill probably be forced into the chancery
ourt. which will make a final settlement of
he thing verv far in the future , and be more
ostly than if the creditor's plan of assessment
vas adopted. In any case , it now appears nn-
xssibte for the creditors to obtain the whisky
which they have claims without it costing
hem heavily. Another letter has been re
vived from George Buchanan , proving
eyond doubt that he and Anrtrew Buchanan
ire in Windsor. Canada , opposite Detroit.
Like an Old Creaky Window Shutter ,
That is the way a man's rheumatic
joints sometimes are. Hinges old , rusty tl :
ind worn , and badly need oiling. The
rouble is in the blood. A man who is
f any account is worth repairing. The
repairing can be done by means of "
Brown's Iron Bitters. That enriches
ind purifies the blood , drives out the
lains , and works complete restoration. Inm
rhousands testify to it from happy ex InT
perience. Mr. C. H. Htmtely , 918 T
Sbrth Sixteenth street , St. Louis , says :
'I used Brown's Iron Bitters for rheu- n' '
natisrn , general debility and prostra- .
ion , with the best results. " ir
A Terrible Accident on the Union Pactflo
Xcar Elkhorn Station.
About nine o'clock on the morning of the
Bib-Union Paclflo freight train. No. 0 , was sent
west In two sections , both under running or
ders to Grand Island. The second section ,
consisting of thlrty-thrco empty freight cars ,
was manned by George Chamberlain , en
gineer ; George Sheldon , fireman ; G. B. Miller ,
conductor , and two brakemcn. At Elkhorn
they were twenty-three minutes behind time ,
but knowing he had the right of way , Miller
ordered his engineer to go ahead , and they
started for Waterloo. About half a mile west
of Elkhorn station is n sharp curve running
through a deep cut. As they entered this cut ,
going at a twelve mlle gait- Miller saw a light
engine coining down on thorn at about the
same speed. Ho jumped Into the tender and
made a leap for the ditch , 'andlng ' on a pile of
rails , and badly bruising his left leg. which
wns injured in a pmah-up some lime iigo.
Chamberlain reversed Ills engine , but before
either he or Sheldon could got out of the way
the crash came , and they were both caught by
the tender which "buckled" up on the cab
and imprisoned them. Both men were so
firmly wedged In the wreck that it was impos
sible to move them , and they lived out nearly
an hour of terrible agony , bciug literally
scalded and rousted to death.
The jar of the collision throw the furnace
door open , and they were unabloto move
away from the intense heat , while at the sumo
time scalding hot water poured on them
from thebroken , pipes. To one of the brakemen -
men who was trying to rescue him ,
Sheldon said , "For God's sake , got
mo out of here : " and then realizing that
It was impossible , added : "It's no use ,
boys , I've got to die. " A cushion was put un
der his back and ho straightened up and bore
his sufferings without n murmur , until death
cuinc , an hour later. Chamberlain was con
scious to the last , and tried hard to direct the
work of the men who were attempting to
"jack-up" the tender and release him. Ilo
spoke of the stream of hot water running on
his legs'and made an effort to close tho'valve ,
but could not reach it.
James Lowery. who was running the light
engine , jumped off and escaped unhurt.
Richard Norrls , his fireman , was horribly
mangled , having his left log completely
crushed , his right leg broken In two places ,
and his left arm broken above the elbow. Dr.
Cyrus Baldwin , who chanced to be at Elkhorn -
horn at the time , attended to Morris , and trot
him stinted on the train for Omaha. At Pa-
pillion he was met by Dr. Mercer and other
Union Pacific officials , who took him to St.
Josephls hospital , where he died later In the
All the actors In the sad drama are young
men and belong In Omtiha. Jumes Lowery ,
on whom the chief responsibility rests , is
about 30 years of age. About two years ngo
Lowery lost a portion of one loot in a railway
accident on the Union Pacific.
Richard Norris , Lowery's fireman , who died
at St. JosepV's hospital , was 28 years old. Ho
was married only three weeks ago , and his
death has nearly crazed his young wife.
George L. Chamberlain , the engineer of No.
0. leaves a wife and two small children.
Chamberlain was one of the best known men
on the road , and , like Lowery , was skillful and
competent in his calling. He was for a long
time on the "bridge" run between Omaha and
Council Bluffs.
George Sheldon , the fireman who died at his
post with Chamberlain , wns also a man on the
sunny side of 30. Sheldon was unmarried.
Georpro B. Miller , the conductor of No. 5 .
who so luckily escaped from the wreck , is all
right with the exception of a bad bunch on
his left knee.
The coroner's jury charged with the duty of
Inquiring into the causes which led to the
deaths of Engineer Chamberlain and Fireman
Sheldon completed their task on the ! ) th.
When the taking of the evidence was finished
the jury retired , and ha-1 a long struggle over
the verdict. Three members wanted to hold
Lowery responsible for the disaster , and the
other three thought there were other attaches
of the road who should be censured. Finally
they agreed upon the following verdict :
George W. Shelden nnd George L. Chamber
lain came to their death on the Sth day of
October , 1S84 , near Elkhorn station , on the
Union Pacific railway , from bodily injuries re
ceived by burning and scalding in the wreck
caused by a collision between engine No. 8 ,
U. P. railway , and engine No. 2 , O. & R. V.
railway , at the above time and _ place , and do
further find that the said accident was caused
by the carelessness of J. W. Lowery , engineer
of engine No. 2 , O. & II. V. railway , in not ob
serving signals carried by first section of train
No. ! ) on the U. P. railway on said < Iate at
Waterloo , their meeting point. It is further
found that there are palliating circumstances
in the case in two facts : First , that the order
received at Valley station from the train dis
patcher at Omaha was not thoroughly under
stood ; and second , that tiie engineer of the
meeting train at Waterloo omitted to give no
tice of his carrying signals in accordance with
custom that has become an unwritten but
most beneficial law.
.7. M. L.v INS , Foreman.
Eelny That of 3It : J > fiittef. , the Prohibition
Candidate. I
William Danicls > nominated for vice presi n
dent on the prohibition ticket , in his letter of I
acceptance , says : The necessity for the pro c
hibition of the liquor traffic is based upon the \
well-established and conceded facts that this c
traflic is the producing cause of a large part
of all the crime , poverty , insanity , suicides t
and diseases that exist in the land ; that it is t-
the great disturber of public peace , as well as
the destroyer of domestic peace and happi
ness ; that it renders life , liberty and property
insecure , and imposes upon the community
heavy burdens of taxation , without equiva
lent or consent , upon the prouml of its lejriti-
mate tendency , being the produce of idleness ,
vice and debauchery , and to create nuisances.
The supreme court of the United States and
the highest courts of the state have decided
that laws entirely prohibiting it are constitu
tional. That idleness , vice and debauchery ,
being cankers on the body politic , endanger
ing its very life , there must of necessity be an
inherent power in it to remove it in order to
prevent its own destruction. In such decis \
ions as these the highest courts have also held
that these laws are for the protection of to-
ciety and not for the regulation or control of
the conduct of the individual , and hence in no
sense partaking of the character of sumptu
ary laws , as they are so often falsely and
knowingly styled by the liquor leagues and
politicians of one of thegrcni political parties ,
nnd that neither are they restrictive of per
sonal liberty , except in so far as they re
strain the individual from inflicting injury
on others or on society. In all such cases
public safety must be supreme. The
writer discusses at much length the prowth
and extent ot the prohibitory sentiment ,
jvhich he claims bus not been properly util-
ized. _ He states that the demoralization from
drink is on the increase , and that unfaithful ,
officialsif ail to enforce the law _ regulating the I (
sale of liquor. He says the policy of both the
national government and the preat majority Psi
Qf states is that of licencing and fostering this sin
traffic. To chanpe this policy , anfl the govern sit
ment policy especially , is the imperative duty t : (
of the hour , and to effect it requires the ud
ngencyof a political organization or party- d
just as other great reforms necessitated like A.
support for their accomplishment. It , there
fore , becomes a national political issue ot" su if
preme importance , nnd cannot be relegate : !
states alone , at the bidding of any political matter how disturbing ;
this element may be to the parties or poli
ticians. Both the existing political parties op
posed , or Ignored , this great issue , and their y
jandidates for president and vice president )
lid likewise. Necessity , conscience , loyalty to j n
Sod and humanitytherefore , compel us to as
sume the position we have assumed. Lastly , 01
the movement offers a grand opportunity for 01
burying forever the sad memories and bitter ir
iiatred of the war , and uniting the best ele irT
ments of the Christian and moral people li :
throughout the land against the worst , and in ir
m organization that will know no north , si
outh , east or west , its great purpose being ir
he protection of the home against the irei
saloons. P !
"oininissioner 1'ccJ ; Summarily Jicmarrs stPi
Clerk. PiUl
Edward Hcaly , chief clerk in the bureau of Ulfl
abor statistics at Albany , New York , was re- In
noved from office by Commissioner Peck.
Che reason assigned by Peck for the action is
hat his subordinate violated his oath of office
ind has l > cen puilty of malfeasance in office ,
- in his telegraph- in
he latter chai-jre consisting aih
ng some forty-six messages and charging- the h ic <
anietothc department. Ilealy indignantly se
denies the charge and will demand an Investi
gation. Healy's friends claim that ho recent
ly presided at a Butler meotiiiK- against the
ndvlco of Commissioner Peck. The following
is the letter of dismissal :
You are hereby notified that on and after
this date your sen-ices will not bo required In
this department. Under ordinary o'rcum-
Htanccs I should feel wllllnpr , and , indeed. Jus
tified in allowing you to resign , but conscious
iw I am , not only of your base nnd unwarrant
able treachery to mo personally , but of your
utter luck of manhood , decency and honor in
the performance of your sworn .duty , 1 tun
impelled by the sense of my official oath to re
move you for gross and dishonest' practices ,
nnd to denounce you as unworthy the con
fidence of any man.
CiiAitbKS F. PECK ,
Commissioner of Labor Statistics.
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Furntral the Supposed Murderer of the Per-
deal Family Tlio Jteail Body of
Jialrd Found.
A special from Fullcrton , Nob. , dated the
th , gives some additional particulars con
cerning the murders in Nanco county. The
bodv of Balrd , the sjpposod murderer , has
been found , nnd now the finger of circum
stantial evidence points to Furnival , the only
missing one of the party , ns the real criminal.
Following Is the dispatch to the Omaha
Herald :
The news reached mo Saturday evening just
ns my message was being transmitted , that
the body of George Furnlval had been found
Inn pond of water. It turns out upon closer
inspection to be the body of Baird , the man
who was living with Pcrclval. and upon
whom , up to the time of the identification of
his dead body , the suspicion seemed to rest
that ho was the person who had committed
the crime. The identification would seem to
be complete , as the clothes upon the body
were recognized as those that had been pur
chased in Fullcrton by those who sold them to
Baird , although at the coroner's examination
some of his neighbors would not say that it
was Bnlrd's remains. They were , however ,
positive that the remains were hot thqs'o of
Diligent and thorough Kcnrch wns kept up
all day yesterday ( Sunday ) for the body of
Furnival , as no one could'bcUcve that ho was
capable of committing such a crime. Ho has
always borne an exemplary character , was
exact in all his dealings , prompt in payment ,
gentlemanly in his manners , and .kind heart
ed and sympathetic in his nature. He possess
ed a farm of ICO acres , mostly paid for , and
liad few expenses nnd was of good habits.
Besides all this , there is an entire absence of
motive. He had always been on good terms
with Mr. Mairo , with whom he lived. They-
"batchctl" together.
Notwithstanding all this , there are those
who have investigated the whole affair from
the beginning up to the present time who are
forced to theconcluslon that George Furnival
s the man who committed this horrid mur
der. The circumstances against him are that
10 is absent and that his absence Is unaccounted - *
ed for. The note upon the table wns referred
1o yesterday , wherein ho said ho was going
uniting with "Betsy , " or Mr. Malre. His Win
chester rifle has since been found , wrapped in
n coat and placed beneath the mattress of hie
At 4 o'clock Monday afternoon a man by
the name of Bird called to collect some money ,
and urnlval told him that Mnlro had gone to
liilIertonwithMrPercival. The examination
of the wound of Baird showed that ho was
shot in the head with buck and chicken shot.
Mr. Furnivnl's sholvun was found loaded
with just that kind of a load , the buck
shot being put in the cartridge on top of the
fine shot. These and other circumstances
make a rather strong case agafnst Furnlval ,
nnd unless ho shall be found dead , will have
a tendency to ripen into conviction. The evi
dence seems to be strong that the shotgun
used was that of Furnival. If that is the case
it would preclude suspicion resting upon any
outside parties , for if any other persons had
pone there for a wholesale slaughter , they
would undoubtedly have taken their tools
with them.
.These people , or the most of them , were ac
customed to receive remittances from Eng
land , Mr. Malr receiving regularly , at stated
intervals , drafts for $ lnot ) . He was looking
for such a draft the Saturday before he was
killed. A registered letter reached this office
last Thursday evening for him. supposed to
be that remittance. Harry Percival was first
cousin to Lord Edperton , and his wife was a
daughter of an Episcopalian minister , living
in Minnesota , who is now here.
To say that this tragedy has cast consterna
tion , sadness and gloom over this entire coun
try is but a feeble expression of the feeling
existing here. All the victims were known bv
everyone in this place , where they did all
their business. They were all young. Fin-ni
val is not over 23. They were living to enjoy
life as gentlemen farmers , always peaceful ,
always kind , always generous , and how it has
happened in this peaceful , thrifty , prosper
ous country is a mystery beyond comprehen
The following proclamation has been issued
by County Clerk McClelland , by order of the
county commissioners :
A reward ot $1,000 Is offered by Nance coun
ty. Neb. , for the apprehension nnd conviction
of the murderer or murderers of Harry Pcrcl
val , his wife and infant child. Hugh Mair and
II. A. G. Baird. who were killed nt their resi
dences twelve miles west of Fullerton , in
Is ance county , Neb. , on or about September
Description of party who has for some time
past lived with the persons murde'red , but
who is now missing : An Englishman about
21 years of age , 5 feet 8 inches in height , sharp
ly formed features , sandy hair , fair , florid
complexion , face somewhat freckled ; walks
erect , pleasant and smiling countenance ;
weighs 140 pounds ; a noticeable English ac
cent. and has tattooed upon one of his arms
an anchor.
The Governor of Nebraska has telegraphed ,
that he will issue a proclamation for an addi
tional reward , as authorized by law.
In the Interest of > or.
_ At the session of the fedcnttionTor trades
and labor unions in Chicago resolutions to
secure u showing of the numerical and finan
cial strength of the labor organizations ot the
country were tabled , as likely to furnish em
ployers with valuable inlormation. The com
mittee on standing orders reported favorably
on alarpenumberof subjects for incorpora
tion in the platform of that body , and they
\vcrelaidasidepending its completion. The
resolution for the establishment of intelli
gence offices undei thedirection of the unions
in various cities was adopted. The question
of the abolition of child labor was discussed
and referred to a committee. The reso
lution for the appointment of a committee to
mediate between the warringciparmakers'
unions was adopted. On the subject of recom
mending a man for chief of the bureau of
labor statistics , the convention was unable to
iipree. It wsis decided that , instead of a union
nf building- trades , trades leagued be formed
throughout the country. A resolution asking
congress to pass the Foran bill , for the better
protection of life and labor
on the lakes , waa-
passed. A resolution , setting apart the firs
Monday in each year as a national working *
man's holiday , passed. A portion of the platForm -
Form of the body was then read by the secre
tary. It declared for
a unification of all or
ganizations in a federation to assist in case of
strikes or lockouts. For a legislative com
mittee to supervise and reflate all strikes ,
o levy an assessment of two cents \veekly on
ill members , with power to increase to three
lollars. This was referred to a committee
. resolution asking congress to take early
iction ou the bill prohibiting the importation
foreign labor was adopted.
An Unfortunate Year for Lumber Men.
A Wasau ( Wis. ) dispatch says : The present
-ear has been the most unfortunate for lum-
er men during the last decade. Low water
the spring left many logs in the woods , but
f late there has been no complaint for want
f water. Since September 1st over fourteen
riches of high water on the level has fallen.
Lhe result has been tnat the Wisconsin ri\-er
las been at a Hood. Logs have been swept
nto the woods , booms carried away , lumber
ubinenred. and business interrupted Dur-
ng the last two weeks it has rained nearly
very day. Lumber could not dry out nor
shipment ? be made. All the mills in this citv
ire idie.the hiph
water preventing theas = ort-
np of logs. The Boom company has probably
icen the heaviest loser. A strinp of bootn-
ticks nearly seven miles long has been di < = -
laced and carried away , and boom-sticks
ire jammed among the lodgs in hopeless con-
usion. The lo s along the river , counting
oss of time with injury to propertv , i over
230,000 , and the end if- not yet. '
A man never appreciates how useful
old llannel shirt may become until
has had a meal of fried tripe at a .
easitle hotel. Fall Jiiver Advance.