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About McCook weekly tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 188?-1886 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1884)
V. M. & E. M. KlMBIELIi , 1'ubg.
McCOOK , : : : : NEB
. Harvey Atkinson , a Wavcrly merchant , has
A 55,000 hotel building is to be built at
Ground has been broken for a largo skating
rink at Oakland.
The Grand Island creamery turns out 400
pounds of butter per day. *
The new postofllco at the Omaha Stockyards
. will be opened In a few days.
The Orleans county fair was a greater suc
cess than had been anticipated.
A protracted meeting is in progress at the
Christian church in Nemaha City.
North Bend is to have a now school house ,
the contract price of which is $8,319.
The Blair police court during thc first six
months of this year yielded a revenue of
Mrs. Elsbcre , of Nemaha county , was
thrown from a wagon and had several ribs
Thomas S. Jones has 100 acres of corn nea
Hubbard that will average , he says , SO bushels
to the acre.
A man recently shot a white pelican In Col-
fax county that measured eight feet from tip
to tip of wing.
Some Omaha people consider the chance of
that city for getting the state fair next year
A dog isnreported to have went mad
near Omaha and bit a dozen canines before
A petition Is being circulated asking that
the United States land office be moved from
Niobrara to Creighton.
Beatrice now has a night mail on thc B. &
M. which is proving a great convenience to
the people of that city.
Horse thieves ore active in many parts of
the state and have recently got away with
several valuable animals.
The site for the now school house at Schuy-
ler has been selected and work thereon will
commence at an early day.
' Miss Minerva Gilbert , of Brock , was run
over by a runaway team. His right leg was
broken just above the ankle.
The Valentine Reporter believes that the
postofflce in that place handles more mail
than any office west of Nellgh.
The Woman's Indian association met at
Omaha on Monday to discuss "The Wrongs
and the Needs of the Poncas. "
Mrs. Louisa Hanne , of Omaha , wants a di
vorce from her husband , who is a drunkard
and of no account on general principles.
Republicans of Omaha had an extensive
torchlight demonstration a few nights ago.
The democrats are preparing for a like event.
The bridge over the Republican at Riverton
recently collapsed. A large drove of sheep
did it and some fifteen of them dieji in thc
\ John T. Moore , .of Cortland , Gage county , is
H under arrest for forging the names of Oliver
Ward and William Tenant to a note for § 100 a
The railroad receipts at Fairfieid amounted
to over § 7,000 during September , which
amount will be considerably increased for
The Schuyler city council have decreed that
the hogs must go. Hereafter no hog-pens
w ill be allowed inside the corporate limits of
Burglaries have been quite frequent in
Kearney of late. Three boys were arrested ,
one of whom confessed his having been crook
ed in his ways.
H. H. Bulger , formerly of Omaha , but more
recently of Fremont , .is in the hands of the
federal authorities for sending obscene mat
ter through the mails.
Major Frank North , of Columbus , has gone
to the Indian Territory for more Pawnee Indi
ans for the Wild West show , which he will
join again at Cincinnati.
Mr. Cassidy , of Howard , who lost his arm
and was considerably bruised otherwise by
the cars , is now able to bo on the street and
get around with the aid of a cane.
Stephen .Etherton , living near Cam bridge ,
-while blasting in a well , was the victim of a
premature explosion which cost him the loss
of one eye and considerable flesh.
Confidence men at Lincoln a few days ago
snatched from the hand of J. W. Parnell , of
Mahomet , 111. , his pocket-book containing § 210
and made their escape with the booty.
The competing points for the next state fair
are Hastings , Grand Island , Lincoln and Oma
ha. It is estimated that visitors to the late
fair left in Omaha not less than § 260,000.
The postoffice at Axtell was entered by
burglars a few nights ago , but the only thing
they took was a supply -tobacco , letters
and postage stamps being left undisturbed.
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
Addison Butler was arrested for robbing
the cash drawer of thc Senate Chamber saloon
at Hartington of § 02 , but the evidence was
not sufficient to convict him and he was dis
At West Point two boys , named Sidel and
Dill , each about 12 years of age , and the sons
of respectable parents , have been sent to jail
for twenty days for stealing cigars from the
Parties from Pennsylvania and Virginia who
have suffered with drouth the past summer
are in Nebraska spying out locations where
they can farm with more certainty of reward
for their labors.
H. F. Sapp , of Superior , recently lost his
old army horse. She was twenty-eight years
old last spring. She raised Sapp fifteen colts ,
carried him through the war , and helped to
raise the family. '
The commissioners of Colfax county reject
ed the Platte bridge on the ground that the
bolting in the pile-bracing of fifty three bents
Is insufficient , and that the caps on the ice-
breaks ore short.
A couple of men in the freight depot of the
Union Pacific railroad at Omaha engaged in
a brutal fight a few days ago , during which
one bit off a portion of the other 8 chin , taking
whiskers and all.
F. P. Conger , at Syiacuse , lost seventy tons 81W
of hay by fire , some one having purposely ai
started the conflagration. Extraordinary ex aiai <
ertions of the fire department saved all of aifil
Mr. C.'s buildings. filai
Gco. Rice , a young man b'ving two miles 01
north of Riverton , and recently from Iowa , 01ai
of a the teal >
pulled a gun toward him wagon , al
other day , discharging the contents into his tli
abdomen and killing him instantly. cc
Mr. John Llewellyn , living on the Blue
river , had the misfortune to lose his fine barn ,
with a lot of feed , harness , implements , etc. ,
by Ore. The blaze was discovered in time to
rescue all the live stock. Ho was Insured.
Tbo Journal says that Long Pine wants a
bakery and a restaurant vtry much. Who-
.over will come and make good bread to sell ,
and understands conducting a restaurant ,
cooking oysters , etc. , can do a large business.
The Beatrice Express says from the huge
piles of pumpkins and squashes displayed at
the canning factory , one is led to believe that
the canning of these commodities had been
commenced in earnest and to a largo extent.
Several councilmcn in Omaha are in a bad
box. They have been indicted by the grand
Jury for bribery In connection with the Sioux
Falls grante company , who paid them money
for voting in favor of their material for pav
George Brutto , who stole a trunk from the
Paxton hotel , Oinann , last March , containing
property valued nt over $100.has been arrest
ed and brought back from St. Louis , the trunk
also having been recovered. He is held for
For going down street and knocking down a
pH the daughter of his wife who 1ms left
him and slapping the face and pulling the
hair and tearing thc clothes of his sister-in-
law , a man named Wildman , of Lincoln , war
arrested and locked up in thc calaboose.
Isaac Jewett , superintendent of the cream
cry at Grand Island , committed suicide bj
taking morphine. He was a man about 5 (
years of ag-c , single , and stood well in th
community. 'He had been drinking hard fo :
three days. No good reason for the rash ac
The fastest run for a freight train on record
in this state was made by a stock train , say ,
the Lincoln Journal , from Hastings to Lin
coin. The engine was No. 108 , Engineer Wh s
ler , and the train was in charge of Conducto :
Webb. The distance is ninety-seven miles and
it was made in three hours , with one stop o :
Information is wanted of David Sherman
who disappeared from Lincoln on the 27th ult
He is discribcd thus : Age , about 38 years
height , a little below medium ; weight , abou
180 pounds ; light complexion , blue eyes , ligh
auburn hair , little thin on top , sandy chin
whiskers , high forehead , scar on forefinger of
his left hand and same finger a little crooked.
When last seen was dressed in a gray suit witl
dark stripe , black felt soft hat , coarse , heavy
A Lincoln dispatch says : J. Robert Wil
iams , of David City , has been missing since
Friday of last week , when he took the train
for the east. It is just discovered that he has
absconded , taking with him § 27,000 in money
borrowed from confidential friends in church ,
Sunday school , temperance and political cir
cles , in all of which he was prominent. He
was superintendent of the Sunday school , can
didatc for e'ection on the St. John ticket and
ran for district judge last fall. It is supposed
that he is in Canada.
A few days ago a man named Dobery , resid-
ng at Schuyler , boarded the train on the
Union Pacific and when aboutfour miles from
that city , jumped from the car. He was
missed by James Whyte , a commercial travel
er of Omaha , who notified the conductor. The
train backed slowly and Dobery was picked
up.from a pool of water bruised and bleed
ing. The train then backed to Sciiuyler ,
where the man was left. It is thought he was
under the influence of drink , and not having
a ticket , stepped from the train ignorant of
the fact it was moving at a rapid rate.
A bold attempt at robbery was made at the
house of Mr. Dinah , in Cherry county , a few
days ago. Two masked men entered his house
in broad daylight , he being absent at the time
Mrs. Dinah was lying on the bed when tncy
entered , and one of the men threatened her
with death if she made the slightest noise.
She was terribly frightened , but had presence
of mind enough to rush to the door despite
their injunction and scream for her father.
This frightened the robbers in turn and they
dashed through the window and dit appeared.
The West Point Progress says : Three officers
from Wheeler county arrived here yesterday
with three prisoners under arrest for horse
stealing. They were turned over to Sheriff
Rupp , and are now under the care of Jailor
Schwcnke. The crime was committed last
Thursday. A man from Burnett , in Madi
son county , was filling a ditching contract
over in Wheeler. He camped out while doing
the work , and then in the evening had his
horses tied to the wagon. Friday morning he
discovered his horses were gone. He imme
diately gave the alarm and a posse of indig
nant citizens were soon on the track of the
desneradoes , who were all armed with 44-
calibre revolvers. The gang were driven into
a swamp and captured.
A Fort Robinson special says : A shooting
affray occurred last night at the saloon of
Andy Tabor , or "French Andy , " which result
ed in the death of Ed Williams , a butcher at
this post. Williams had been quarreling with
the barkeeper , but finally quieted down after
discharging his pistol through the roof of the
building. A few moments later he was approached
preached by Joe Crane , a young man of about
20 years , who , making the remark , "Are you
joing to stop that shooting ? " pulled a Colt's
revolver and shot Williams through the left
breast , directly over the heart. Crane then
escaped. Williams lived barely ten minutes
ifter the shot was fired. Crane is a tall , lank ,
lark-complected man who has recently taken
ip a claim on Ash creek , and whose parents
aave just reached here from the east.
Testimonial to 3lr. Clark.
About three hundred employes of thc U. P.
ihops , at Omaha a few nights ago , marched to
he residence of Mr. S. H. H. Clark , to formal'
y take leave of him as generalmanager of the
J. P. road. They carried" with them a beauti-
iilly engrossed address , which it was intcnd-
d to present to their late superintendent. It
ras learned that Mr. Clark was absent in the
rest , and in his absence the address was hand-
d to Mrs. Clark who accepted it in behalf of
icr husband. The address is as follows :
MR. CLARK , RESPECTED SIR : To-night you
ee gathered before you the employes of the
J. P. railway , some of whom have served
ilneteen years , most of them under you in
our several positions as division superinteu-
ent , general superintendent , general mann
er , and vice-president of the great Union
Your friendly notice , announcing that , after
iehtcen years of unremitting labor , in the .
iterest of the company , you felt It impera-
Ivo on you to sever your official communica 3
ion with it , has been received. We come here
> night , sir , to bid you a formal and respect-
ul farewell , and to express our sincere re-
rets that the condition of your health ren-
ers it impossible for you longer to continue
direct , to the measure of our liking , the , j (
aried interests of this great corporation
hich your labors in the past have done so C (
luch to build up.
In parting from you , as our honored and re-
pectcd head and leader for so many years , CJ
e wish to give expression to the unanimous CJC
nd spontaneous feelings of those who have C (
een under your management , that in each a ,
nd every position you have been called to st
Ilyou have shown yourself a nobble ex- tj
mple of a man , true to the trust reposed in tjCJ
ou , whether by employer or employe ; thor- in
ughly appreciating that capital has its duties inol
nd responsibilities , as well as its rights ; and It : ,
your credit be it said that your hearc has
Iways beat kindly for the weaker side. In
10 name of the employes of the D. P. mil way .
jmpany , we , the committee , would beg leave vi
to bid you a respectful farewell , and wo trust
that prosperity will attend you and yours in
all future relations of life.
Moving for the Jfext State Fair.
A meeting of the more public spirited of
our citizens , says the Lincoln Journal , was
held at the Commercial hotel parlors , to hear
the report "of the committee appointed lost
week to draft articles of Incorporation and to
consider other matters relating to the Impor
tant question of securing the location of tb- *
state fair at this place.
At the last meeting the proposition to sell
to the society the old fair grounds property
northeast of the city was accepted , but the
committee was authorized to receive and
consider other propositions with a view of re
scinding the action of the last meeting if a
more desirable proposition should bo sub
mitted. The committee reported that no
other propositions had been submitted. This
was what might have been anticipated , as
i hero are no other grounds near the city that
can compare with these for location and other
Th.o committee reported articles of Incorpo
ration , which after some amendments were
adopted. They provide that the name of the
corporation shall bo the "Nebraska Exposi
tion association , " and that the capital stock
plmll be § 30,000 , divided into shares of ? 25each.
25 per cent of which shall be paid at the time
of subscription , and the rest as called for by
the board of directors from time to time , pro
vided that at least two-thirds of the whole
amount of capital stock shall then bo sub
Austin Humphrey , A. D. Burr and J. II.
McMurty were appointed a committee to re
ceive subscriptions and payment for stock of
the association. The committee were given
power to call such public meetings as it might
deem necessary in working up the'matter. .
Mr. Walsh , who was present , offered to throw
open the Academy of Music free of cost for as
many such meetings as the committee might
see fit to hold , and his generous offer was ac
cepted by the committee.
ScJioala at tiie Exposition.
Superintendent Jones has issued a circular
in respect to Nebraska's showing in public
school work at the world's fair at New Or
leans. He says :
The work of the children of the state is of
the highest importance , and should occupy
the most prominent place. The teachers of
the State are especially requested to make
this department most credi able.
Examination , daily written work , map-draw
ing , free-hand drawing , compo itions , speci
mens of penmanship , ivhich may be copies ol
several lines of prose or poetry , specimens of
handiwork in or out of school , in fact any
thing that shows what our children are doing
in an educational way.
Ungraded , graded and hijrh school work will
be included in this department. The county
superintendents , teachers and princip-i.'s arc
earnestly requested to lend their assistance
and urged to co-operate in making this de
partment all it should be.
All pupils' work should be upon one paper
of uniform size , S xll inches , with si nmigin
of one inch , written only ou one side am ] neat
ly bound for preservation.
This department will be in the hands ol
Superintendent J. J. Points , of Omaha.
I. O. O. F. of y
The grand lodge of Odd Fellows , and the
grand encampment mot at Nebraska City last
week in annual session , The attendance was
large , and from the reports of the different
grand officers , the order shows a healthy
growth in membership as well as in thc finan
There arc 124 subordinate lodges and twen
ty-one encampments , consisting of 4,740 mem
bers an increase of o-cr 303 since hist year.
The treasury shows a healthy balance-a main
stay of any institution. Great interest is man
ifested , and all parts of the state is well icp-
resented. Business is being expedited and
harmony and good feeling prevail.
The grand encampment elected the follov-
Ingofliccrs for the cnsuinsr year :
Grand Patriarch Isaac Oppcnhcimcr.
Grand High Priest J. B. Sull.
Grand Scribe D. A. dine.
Grand Treasurer Samuel McCIay.
Grand S. W. S. B. Hall.
Grand .T. W. D. M. Morris.
Grand Representative E. G. Ryley.
The newly elected officers were installed
and the grand encampment adjourned , giving
way to the meeting of thc grand lodge.
OCTOBER , RETURNS.
Thc Shelving TThicli is Made by thc Depart *
ineiit of A yricultiire.
The October returns of corn average higher
for condition than in the past five years , but
not so high as in any of the remarkable corn
years from 1875 to 1879 inclusive. The general
average is 93 , which is very nearly an average
with any of a series of ten years , ant ? indicates
abouttwenty-six bushels per acre , the breadth
approximating 70,000,000 acres. The region
between the Mississippi and Rocky Mountain
slope again presents the highest figures , which
in every state rise a little above the. normal
standard for the full condition. No state east
of the Mississippi returns a condition as high
as 100. The lowest figures are in West Vir
ginia 73 , Ohio 74. Louisiana 74 , Texas 0 , gout :
Carolina 83. The reduction was caused by
drought. There is complaint of drought in
the Ohio valley and in the Atlantic and Gulf
states , but not sufficiently severe to reduce
seriously the yields. Early planted corn '
everywhere matured. Late plants in south
ern states suffered for want of summer rains ,
and will be light and not well filled. Very
little injury bus been done by frosts. There
was a frost in Vermont on thc 25th of August ,
nnd in several border states about the middle
of September with slight injury to late corn.
The damage by chinch bugs and other in
sects had been slight. The wheat crop will
exceed that of last year by about 100,000,000
bushels. Threshing is slow and late with the
results thus far , confirming the indications ot
former reports , that the yield per acre will
averacc about thirteen and one-third bushela
per acre. The quality of the present wheat
crop is generally very good , especially in the
eastern and middle states , on the western
slope of the Alleghenics , Michigan , Wiscon
sin and Minnesota. Some depreciation iu
quality is noted in Indiana , Illinois. Iowa ,
Missouri and Kansas. The average for thc
entire breadth is 90.
The indicated yield of rye is about twelve
bushels per acre , and the quality superior.
The yield of oats is a little above the aver
age , yielding about twenty-seven bushels per
acre , and making a crop approximating 270.-
000,000 bushels , of good quality.
The bnrley crop makes a yield of nearly
twenty-three bushels per acre , and the pro ?
duct exceeding 50,000,000 bushels of average
The condition of buckwheat averages 87.
indicating a crop slightly under the average ,
of good quality. ?
The condition of the potato crop is repre
sented by 88 , five points lower than In October
last year , two points lower than in 1879 and
1882 , and the same as in 1880.
October returns of cotton indicate a reduc-
tion of nearly eight points in the average con-
dition , ns the result of continued drouth in i ar
resting development and destroying the vital
ity of the plants. The drought has been gen
eral , and its effects are manifest in every
state. Of ten successive crops only two have
nveraged lower in condition in October. These
ivere 1881 and 1883 , when the averages were 06
nnd OS respectively. The average was 88 "in
the great crop year of 1882.
The ycbraslta Jlog Disease.
The following dispatch from Omaha appears A
n the St. Louis Globe-Democrat :
A new and very fatal disease has broken out
imoug the swine in Northern Nebraska. It is
lalled cholera for want of a better name. Thc cl
Irst symptoms are a weakness of the kidneys m
.nd loss of appetite. Next the ears become tl :
woolen almost to bursting. Following ibis
a bleeding from the nose , and then death is too'
rein five to ten days. Nearly every hojr at- o'he
acked dies. The only treatment which has
icen found beneficial so far is to remove the cc
wine to new pens or pasture , use whitewash inw
reely about the troughs , and feed liberal w
oses of sulphur , charcoal and salt. The ick ki sc
ogs seem to have an abnormal appetite for th
oal ashes , the use of which has.given coed thhi
esults. The disease was imported from Iowa
ist fall , but did not become epidemic until ar
arly in September. Since then fully 15,000 >
ave died m Burt , Washington and Dodge aidi
ountics. The cattle feeders in that section diw
lock hogs , and it is not profitable to feed cat- Sll so
lo without hogs to pick'tho leavings. The dis-
ase Is slowly spreading west nnd south , and y
lore serious results are feared. The belief
bta'.ns that the first heavy frost will checks th
s ravages for th
The family of widow Elizabeth Ellis of Abbe- til
ille county South Carolina , numbers 195. bv
THE AUTUMN CONTESTS.
Returns From tiie Elections JXeId in Ohio and
Columbus The election here passed off in
comparative quiet , there being but few dis
turbances and those duo to the appointment
of special police by the republican mayor and
deputies by the democratic sheriff. In one
precinct there was a conflict of authority , re
sulting In the arrest of a deputy sheriff by the
police. There was u sharp nght for the organ
ization of the polls. The number of citizens
that turned out was unprecedented. Bands
and drum corps paraded the streets at day
break , awakening the voters. The vote was
the heaviest over polled In the city.
All over the Western Reserve the vote was
larger than expected. The excitement was in
tense throughout the day. Members of both
parties displayed the utmoit possible watch-
lulncss of the interests of themselves and
their follow voters. Crowds were early at the
polls , and even before noon was reached the
tally sheets showed long lists of names , In
many cases covering two-thirds and some
times three-fourths of the entire voting popu
The republicans concede the re-election ot
Foran ( dem. ) to congress in the Twenty-lira
district. The democrats are hoping for lav-
orablc returns from Butler , Mercer , Monroe ,
Licking and other strong democratic counties ,
so as to keep the republican majority below
20,000. Seven hundred and sixty-five wards
nnd precincts show a net democratic gain of
750 over the vote for secretary of state in 1880.
The same wards anil precincts show a net re
publican gain of 11 , % ! ) over the vote for gov
ernor in 1883. Indications at this time arc that
the republicans have carried the btatc atfroin
15.000 to 20,000.
Columbus. Unofficial returns have been re
ceived from all the counties of Ohio except
the five following : Carroll , Geauga , Loraine ,
Medina and Trumbiill. These counties in 18S3
all gave republican majorities aggregating
7,072. The following counties show unofficial
republican majorities on the state ticket :
Ashtabula . 1,348 Lake 1,002
Athens . 1,00 Lawrence 1,390
Bclmont . 270 l.ogau 1,178
Champaign . 1,104 Lucas 319
Clarke . 2,000 Madison 15t
Clcreinont . 73 Mnhoning 1,058
Clinton . 1,472 Mclgs 1.481
Columb'aua ' . 2,218 Miami Oij
Ciiyahnga Morgan 490
Delaware . 420 Morrow 400
Favctte . 1,053 Nnhlo . . . . . . . . . . . . . ifOJ "
Fulton . 83K Portage 02(5 (
Gallia . 1.COO I'rcblo 283
Greene . 2,2ft ! Sciotio 711
Hamilton . 2,358 Union 1,187
Hiirdin . 34 ! VanWcrt 277
Harrison . 041 Warren 1,144
Hif.rhliuil . 77 Washington 105
Huron . l.lini Wood 000
Jackson . < > 7S
Jellerson . 1,372 Total 45,192
The following counties give democratic ma
DAdding to the above the majorities of 1883
in the live counties _ unheard from gives a net
republican plurality of 10,885. The five coun
ties will probably increase the majorities of
1K83 , so that the plurality will reach about 12-
000. Republican congressmen have been elect
ed in the First , Second , Eighth , Ninth. Tenth ,
Twelfth , F9urteonth , Eighteenth , Nineteenth
nnd Twentieth districts , a total of ten- Demo
cratic congressmen have "been elected in the
Third , Fourth , Fifth. Sixth. Seventh , Thir
teenth , Fifteenth , Sixteenth , Seventeenth and
Twenty-llrst , a total of ten. The eleventh dis
trict is still in doubt.
A prominent democratic politician reasons
as fol ows over thc election. "Tho heavy re
publican gains have been in the city , whereas
the democratic gains have been in the coun
try. Thus , in Columbus , thc republicans gain
ed ; but in ihe back townships we gained
enough to keep the democratic majority
where it was. This is the case in townships
in other strong democratic counties not yet
heard from. Thc republican majority will be
j educed below 10,0001 The republican leaders
do not concede this , but expect a reduction
below thc high figures heretofore claimed. "
CCLUMRUS , Oct. 10. The official returns from
Tuesday's election are coming ia slowly at
both state headquarters and final estimates
are made with difficulty on the figures re
ceived subject to revision. Thc democrats
concede on the state ticket 10.037 majority ,
while the republicans estimate their majority
at 10,792. The democratic committee claim
eleven of the twenty-one congressmen , whiles
the republican committee still contider the
Eleventh district doubtful and say it will re
quire the official returns to decide. No fig
ures are given on this district for either place.
LATER. Official returns were received at
republican headquarters to-night from Ash-
tabula and Ward counties , these being the
last to report , and the completed list of revis
ed figures give Robinson a plurality of 11.421.
This show a republican pain of 2,102. In six
ty-six counties the republicans made all their
gains and the democrats in the rest. The re
publican gain in the rural districts is equal to
their plurality. Chairman Oglevce concedes
the election of Ellsbury in the Eleventh dis
trict. The delegation to congress will stand
eleven democratic and ten republican.
The election was for governor and a full list
of state officers and the legislature. The ques
tions of taxation by the dominant party and
the course of the supren e court in Toe Intel
ligencer contempt case were the chief state
issues. Two of the members of that court are
on thc democratic ticket. The campaign was
an unusual one. The weather was tine nnd a
heavy vote was polled. The Wheeling- Regis
ter ( dem. ) claims the election of Wilson ( dem. )
for governor by 7,000 to 10,009. Kanawuha
couny gives Maxwell , republican for gover
nor , between 300 and 500 majoritv. In Brooke
county incomplete returns give Wilson ( dem. )
lor governor , 153 majority , a democratic gain
of 400. Sumncr county is democratic by 33C
The following irajoritics have been report
ed to the republican state committee : Lewis
9 democratic , a repub ican gain of 00 ; Har
bour 100 democratic , a republic-in gain of 23t ;
RrookeC4 democratic , a republican gain of 30 ;
Pleasant 143 democratic , a republican gain of
35 ; Summers 209 democratic , a republican
ain of 201 ; Greenbbrier , 050-democratic , a
republican gain of 223 ; Monroe , 300 democrat-
55 , a gain of 240 ; Marion , 100. a gein ot 3 5 ;
Preston. 1,400 , a gam of 4U3 ; Taylor , 337. again
of 101 ; Ritchie , 50 * . a gain of 270 ; Mononga-
liela , 800 , a gain * f 34. Advices from Charles
ton , Ktenawha county , place Maxwell's gain
it 1,100. The entire republican county ticket :
Is elected by majorities ranging from ttJ ) to
1,200. Sixout , of nine voting places in Tyler
county give Maxwell 230 majority. The other
three to be beard from will increase it 350.
The republican state committee concede the
2lection of the entire democratic state ticket
by 3,000 to 5.00J majority. Democrat's claim
the state by 12,000 to 15,000 majority. ;
STEEPED IS" MYSTERY.
Illinois Farmer Knocked Senseless Ity a
Jilow from Unseen Assailants and Ills ci
Iloiue Set on Fire.
George Atkinson and his five motherless
hildicn lived in a two-story house about ten
liles east of Springfield , 111. The other night
iie father and three of the children had gone
bed. Mr. Atkinson was awakened about 12
'clock by the noise of voices outside the
ouse. After being annoyed by the continued jt ,
onversation be dressed himself and went out si
ito the yard , and bad gone but a few bteps sicc tl
hen he was struck from behind by some per- ccPi
. The blow Pi
an and felled to the ground.
necked him senseless. How long he laid
icre he cannot tell , but when be recovered
is senses he says he had thc power of thought
nd could see and feel , but he was powerless
move hand or foot. His house was on lire en
nd in the second story were tiiree of his chil-
ren. The flames burst through the lower
indow and climbed upward. Still Mr. Atkin- layc
in was helpless as a child. Finally a fensc of ycM
lowly returning strength came over him andy M [
superhuman exertion he crawled to the al
ousc. The fire had reached the doors and arO
Imost every approach was cut off. The father O ;
loughtof his children and pushed through th
ic cloud of lire and smoke which had reached yu
10 second story. Mr. Atkinson pressed on arM
11 the bedroom was reached. Singed and M
urned and almost suffcated , he found the
bed upon which two of his children wore
sleeping on lire. Ho cannot roraombor how
ho reached the open air with them. HIsBon
narrowly escaped with his life. Once In thu
yard the three children and their father had
nothing else to do but watch the llaines do
their work. Not an article of furniture was
saved , nor a vestige of clothing for the father
or children. Various theories are advanced ,
among which is the one that drunken rowdies
on their return from a political rally stopped
to pilfer or steal anything that they could
find , and. being surprised by Mr. Atkinson ,
sot the house on lire.
'KILLED BIT A BUFFI AN.
Tlie PrrsWentofa Political Club
The niurdcrrr Kraeiifdfrom thetfait
< ind IInny.
LACROSSE , Wis. , Oct. 16. T. A. Bur
ton , president of the Elaine and Logan club
here , was shot dead by a ruffian known as
"Scott } ' , " at 8 o'clock this evening , while the
republicans were forming In procession on
Main street. Seven shots were fired In quick
succession. The murderer was arrested and
hurried to jail before the immense crowd could
realize what had occurred. As soon as thc
fact was made known there was most intense
excitement , and hundreds of men in uniform
and carrying their torches hurried to the court
house yard and demanded that the prisoner be
handed over to them. "Lynch him ! " "Lynch
him ! " was the general cry , and there were
hundreds of men besieging "thc jail. Sheriff
Scott , Chief of Police Clark and a posse of
police were at the jail door trying to calm the
infuriated multitude. The body of Mr. Burton
was taken to a drug store , where an examina
tion showed life to be extinct , every shot tak
ing effect. Those who stood near the scene of
the murder sav the man advanced from the
crowd on thc sidewalk to within a few feet of
his victim and fired the first shot into his back.
Mr. Burton fell to the pavement and thc mur
derer followed with six shots into his body
and head. He then threw the revolver at his
victim and gave him a kick saying : "That Is
thc son of a'b that knows me and that I have
been looking for , " or words to that effect.
All this was clone In a moment's time and be
fore any one could ronlize what had happened.
Burton was a broker and commission merchant
for I. IT. Lowry & Co. , of Milwaukee , and was
one of thc best known men and most promi
nent young business men In thc northwest. He
was chosen president of the Blainc and Logan
club at LnCrossc , and was managing the cam
paign in this section. The motive of the mur
derer is not known. He is said to be a des
perate character , who has followed the river
for a livinir. He has served a term in state's
prison. After throwing thc first revolver at
his victim , it was found that he had another
in his pocket , but he was arrested before he
had an opportunit } ' to use It. The deceased
leaves a wife and three children.
LATER The officers were not able to stay
the mob , who refused to listen to arguments.
From 0 o'clock to 10 the court house square
presented a scene that beggared description.
The mob increased in number until thc entire
space on three sides of the jail was a dense
mass of hu'manitv , demanding that the mur
derer be hung. The torches of the men ilarcd
above thcseaof heads and white plumes moved
resolutely about the square. The best citizens
of the place were present and watched the fear
ful scene with blanched faces , but with no ex
pression of sympathv. There were hundreds
of women in the thoroughfares and walks
about thc jail. The excitement grew steadily
in force and the demand at lust found leaders
with cool heads , who went methodically about
taking the man from the prison and lynching
him. Beams were procured , and in a short
time thc heavily bolted and barred doors
on the Fourth street side of the jail were
battered in , and the crowd poured into
thc first lloor rooms. The sheriffs and
assistants succeeded in clearing the rooms the
first and second time , but on the third rush the
mob overpowered them , and held their ground.
The interior wooden doors of the cooking de
partment yielded like so many plates of glass.
In the meantime a heavy oak door leading to
the main stairway on the west side was batter
ed down , and the crowd was in full possession
of the main corridor. While this was going on
the crowd about the place became almost
colossal , but sisidc from the rush of men at the
jail the best of order prevailed. There were
no drunken men in thc mob. Once in the corridor
rider , sledge hammers w re u ed to break in
thc heavy iron doors , two in nuinoer. that in
tervened between them ami the cell room.
These soon yielded , nnd a. rach advance was
made the crowd on the outside were apprised
and constant cheers of encouragement went
lip. The prisoner had been confined in cell
No. 3 , on the lower corridor , nnd thc crowd
had little trouble in finding their man. Ho
was taken from the cell , dragged into the yard
and identified as the guilty man. When he
appeared from the jail door"he was held up by
thc men who had him in charge , and there was
one long , peculiar veil. A number of men were i
seen climbing to firanches of trees , and in a i
minute one was selected and a rope thrown to c
thc man sitting on the first strong limb , quick i
ly attached and everything made ready for the 1
execution. At this point in the proceedings (
there was a pause. Among the. leaders were (
some who "wanted the murderer to make a j
statement , and while others , more impetuous , ji
urged immediate action. Thc murderer de i
clined to say any thing except that he
was the man who shot Burton. At this
juncture the crv went round "Pull
up. " "Hang him. " "Don't let him live a
minute longer. " It was understood that thc
Light Guard company of tli" Third regiment
Df Wisconsin national"guard had been ordered
out to charge the mob , and there was an im
pression that thc execution would be prevented.
No rally of the guard whatever was made. The
mob seized the rope and made a strong pull ,
but the murderer freed his h.tnds and the rope
broke before he was raised from thc ground.
In less than five minutes a new rope wa ?
thrown over the heads of the crowd and fell
ivithin a few feet of thc executioners. This
tvas adjusted , his hands and arms firmly tied ,
and in another moment he was hanging in the
lir with his face closely pressed against the 1'
limb of thc tree and the "terrible tragedy was b
3ver. The bodv was left hanging only "a few - \
minutes and thc'n taken down lifeless and left I ,
in charge of the sheriff. :
It was learned at a late hour that the mnr- \
Icrcr's true name was Xathanicl Mitchell , and f ,
ihat he was a river man , who worked in the ;
iroods during the winter. Mitchell was re w
puted to be a desperate character , who fre- tl
juently went on terrible sprees , and had been
both in jail and in the insane asylum. It is siIV
said that two years ago , when Mr."Burton was IV
icting surveyor of customs here. Mitchell fre- IVT IVa
liiently importuned him for hospital certifi a
cates , and Burton peremptorily refused , telli"- T tl l
Mitchell to stop drinking and he would not tlei <
iced the attention of the marine physician. ei
Hie theory is advanced by a few that Mitchell eiui
honght he was killing another man. uiO
J'rotectintj thc Jiullot Jiox. tt
A Columbus ( Ohio ) dispatch says : A citi-
ens * meeting was held to-day consisting- a hiui
oint committee appointed by the Cleveland ui
nd Hendricks clubs and by the republican
ixecutivc committee to take some action to
prevent illegal voting. A long conference cc
ras held , at the conclusion of which it was de-
idcd to appoint four citizens , two of each etta
iarty , for each precinct in the cit3-on election ta
ay. It is learned similar meetings were held of
other cities and committees appointed who tu
rill be at the polls all day. designated by ( if
adges. and will have authority to scrutinize
verything about the ballot box , and theman- ram
cr in which the election is conducted. The
heriir of the county appointed betxven thirty ca vc
nd forty deputies to be present at the polls ,
nd the mayor of Columbus , believing the
tieriU" had interfered with Ins authority , call-
a meeting of the police board and secured
ermission to appoint one hundred extra po-
Jiotti Lorrd the Same Girl. cr
Henry Heil and James Frank , rival lovers , m
ulled at the house of Miss Ella Metz , a young * ?
idy residing with Captain J. H. Rhoades , a dcwi
ciilthy farmer , near Ellisburg. Pa. Both wi
oung men have had frequent quarrels over wiOi
i = s Metz , and when they met neither was
ble to govern himself. Frank stabbed Heil , thwl
nd left him , taking Miss Mctzawuy with him. wl
n her return she informed Captain Kboadcs wlwl
nit Heil was lying dead in the road about 150
urds from the house. Wr.eu ofltcers went to at
rrest Frank it was found that bo had lied ,
iss Metz also has decamped , taking with her
5 belonging to Captain Rhoudes. on
CHOPS IN NEBEASKA.
Agents' Report on Their
Ttto United State *
Condition and Yield.
The folowlng is a summary of the report
transmitted to thoUnltcd States commissioner
of agriculture , showing condition and yields
of crops Otobcr 1 , an shown by the reports re- f
ccived up to that date from eighty-two corro- , . -
epondonta : f *
Wheat , reported in 62 counties , averaged IT , <
bushels per acre and grades In ' ° "J counuetj . ?
No.l , fifty-six counties No. 2 and two counties
NRyo. reported In elxty-two counties , aver
aged 22tf bushels and grades in tl"00"
tics No. 1. forty-seven counties No.ami two - .
C0OatiCreort3e'd in sixty-four counties , averaged - ' }
aged 37 bushels , nnd grades In twelve coun- f
tics No. 1 , thirty-seven counties No. - and ur-
tcen counties No. 3. . -
Uarloy. reported In flftj--threo counties and
averaged 27 bushels , and grades in twcno o.
2. and lorty-one counties No. 3 and rejected ,
29 counties reported buckwheat , and tno
average condition at 07 per cent : C. counties
report corn , nnd the average condition at 01 er
105 per cent ; 70 counties report Irish potatoes
and the average condition at 104 per ccnt.ono ;
county reports damage to crop by potato roc
of 15 per cent ; 41 counties report sweet.pota
toes , and the average condition at 102 per
cent , 55 counties report sorghum , and the
average condition at 102 per cent
The quality of all giain is better than usual
and will wo think grade in market eecn bet
ter than reported. The reports show that the
hay crop Is large and of a most excellent qual
ity. A much larger area has been sown In
winter wheat than over before in the history
of the agriculture of this state. From reports
received we judge that the average yield of
the winter wheat harvested this year will ex
ceed 25 bushels which for a state heretofore
considered an exclusively sp'riug wheat sUitp
is u most excellent showing. Taking the esti
mated acreage of 18X1 and adding 10 per cent
for Increased acreage of ISS4 and we will have
a total yield of wheat of 33,130,400 bushels for
1684 as against 27,481,000 raised in 1SSJ. Our j
oat crop , poor as it is. will yield over 22,000,000 ;
bushels , but of an inferior quality. Our barley - i
ley crop will exceed 4,500.000 bushels , and our i
rye crop ralbed more for pasture than the I
grain , will exceed 1,500,000 bushels. The com 11
crop Is simply Immense , but as little has been I
gathered thus far wo will wait a month or J
more bcfoie we approximate its yield. I
Some disease among hogs called cholera ( we j' '
suppose it is so called simply because it is not !
cholera ) for want of a better name , is proving-
quite fatal in some six counties of the state. f
THE FULLEUTON TKAUEDV. fI I
Startling niKclosiireKlTJjuIc Conccriilng ;
the Object of the Murderer.
A Ful'crton ( Neb. ) dispatch to the Omaha
Herald says : The finding of some letters
among the effects of Furnival show that tho- . ,
theories heretofore advanced arc all wrong. '
After committing- live murders Furnival ,
as he then thought , burned all of his clothing-
mid letters. A close hunt by the coroner
brought to light a number of letters written
to Furnival by a certain scion of nobility in
England , which prove thai Furnival came to
Nebraska with a purpose , and that was to
murder Percival. The latter was heir to a
large estate in England , and Furnival's corre
spondent was the next of kin. Percival. be
ing of a naturally adventurous disposition ,
came to America about three years ago. He
went to Minnesota , where ho married the
daughter of a clergyman , nnd then came to
Nebraska and settled inNanc county. Ho
had plenty of money and expected to run a
cattle ranch on a larne scale. About a year erse
so ago Furnival inarfc his appearance at
FiMlcrton , coining-here direct from England ,
where he had been a neighbor of Percival. i
Furnival was warmly welcomed by Percival.
and given a lift Hnancinlly. Watching his op- '
pnrtunity the fiend killed Pereival and h's ,
wife and child , and then knowing that Mair '
and Baird would discover thc crimii and
assist in hunting him down , murdered them
as 'lescnibcd in the dispatches. The Nance
county authorities are keeping the letters .
closely to themselves , for obvious reasons ,
chief among which is said to be a desire to
communicate1 with detectives in England before - '
fore the writer of the telltalemissives be
comes alarmed and skips out. Enough , Is
known , however , to make it reasonably cer
tain that Furnivnl was hired by I'crcival'a
kinsman to put the family mit of thc way , so
that he could inherit the estate , which is one
of thc richest in England. If Furnival had
been sharp enough to have destroyed these
letters , it is not probable that the real object
ofthe terrible crime would ever have come to
light. The chances are that Furnival N manv
miles from Nebraska bv this tinif. but Sheriff
Zibbell holds to the belief that he is in hiding
in western Iowa , and that he will be captured
before 1110113- days have passed.
TStr Election Jliot in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati dispatch : The democratic and
republican press agree that the election in
Cincinnati ! was the bloodiest ever held here.
The democratic papers assert that the one
thousand deputj' marshals were employed
mainly in intimidating the honest voters ,
while the republican press construes the con
duct of the police and deputy sheriffs in a sim
ilar manner , comparing it to the Mississippi
policy. The following is a list of those injur
ed in the outbreak : Killed , Albert Russell ,
colored ) ; Joe Lowry , shot in spine ,
fatal ; Bridget Hughes , struck in breast
with a boulder , dangerous ; John
Murphy , shot in stomach ; Andrew Ben-
net ( colored ) . Phot in side , not dangerous ;
John Daltou , shot in leg , not dangerous ; Sam
Tailorshot in side , serious ; Mike German ,
policeman , shot in back , dangerous ; Henry
Sherlock , shot in back , dangerous ; Henry
Brown ( colored ) , shot in abdomen , fatal. The
last three men were wounded in an affray at
the corner of Sixth and Freeman streetF , late
last night. Between fifty and one hundred
people took part in a fight which grew out of
mi attempt of Gorman to arrest a negro.
Gorman was shot in the back by an unknown
person and a general fusihide followed , in
which one hundred shots were llred. The riot
nhirni was sounded and the disturbance
Duelled after two policeman and Brown had
The T.n Crosse Murder.
Business was practically suspended on the
17th at La Crosse , the previous day's tragedy
acing thc all absorbing topic. It appears that
Mitchell intended , if possible , to kill at least
wo more citizens , one of whom was Charles
. McDonald. It was only a question of
vnomhe met first. He was equipped with
wo self-cocking Smith & Wesson revolvers
mil pulled them us fast as the ticking of 'a
yatch. Ex-Chief of Police Hatch is out of
.he city , but the evidence now points towards
ilitcbell as the man who attempted his assas
sination several weeks ago and only left him
vhen he supposed him dead. An inquest
las been ordered , and it is probable that
large number of witnesses will beexamincd.
here is no disposition to prosecute any one
he general verdict being that it was a right-
lous execution. The coroner's jury examin
ed twelve witnesses in the Mitchell inquest
imong whom were the sheriff , policeman eve
fitnesses of the murder and the lynching. Xo
me recognized any of the multitude who did
he lynching. The verdict is substantially
hat the deceased was the man who murdered
Ir. Burton , and that he came to his death bj-
langing at the hands of parties to the in.4-
Columbus dispatch : Thc official vote was
ounted by the county clerks on the 17th.
teturns from sixty , nnd semi-official from the
ther twenty-eight give
, Robinson for secre-
iry of state 11,321. and Flickingcr for board
public works 17,4 C. The semi-official re-
irns do not report on other republican
idates. but with the sixty counties the plu- -
ibty of Johnson for
supreme judge is esti-
mted at between 15.000 anil 10,000 The * otal
ote or maj9rities by congressional districts
innot be given , buttho vote by counties on
* " . * * * * * * * * ropu uiicnn infllon
i * % w *
es. and 40.12S democratic : net republican
lajonty of congressional vote 18,413. :
_ v ;
In Schenectady , N. Y. , there is a '
ro\v winch seems to be possessed of al-
lost human sense. The bird has a
rcit habit of tearing into
strips and i
estroying every scrap of paper upon '
Inch it can put its claws and beak f
neday , however , the owner noticed ' '
lat the crow had a scrap of paper- ' i
Inch it guarded most carefully , and to- ! '
Inch it seemed anxious to attract his-
ttention. The gentleman
rap of paper , and upon smoothing it
nt found it was a Si bill.
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