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P. M. & E. M. K1MBIELI , , Pub .
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McCOOK , : : : NEB
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
BISHOP WortTHiNGTON's CONSECRATION.
Advices have been received that the consecration
cration of Hev. Dr. Worthington as bishop of
Nebraska will take place at Detroit on February
ary 24. Owing to the inability of the bishop
who are to act as consecrators to bo present ,
it has been impracticable to perform the cer
emony at an earlier date. At a recent meet
ing of the Protestant Episcopal clergy of De
troit tbe following preamble and resolutions ,
reported by the committee , Ilovs. G. W. Fris
bio nnd G. Mott Williams , were unanimously
Whereas , The Rev. George WorthIngtonB.
T. D. , rector of St , John's church , Detroit , uf-
tor a second election to the important bishop
ric of Nebraska , made vacant by the death of
Ht.Kev. Dr. Clarkpon , has signified his ao-
cepUinco of the office ; and.
Whereas , ya consecration will soon take
plnco and ho will shortly remove to the scene
of his future labors , therefore we , his breth
ren , desire to offer him the following as a
tribute of our love :
Resolved , That in the rectorship of Dr.
Worthington In St John's church , embracing
n porioJ of nearly seventeen years , during
which tbo parish has become one of the
largest in our communion , we recognize
those manifold blessings of a loving shep
herd and a wise administrator required in the
ordinal of a priest of God. Faithful In the
instruction of the people committed to his
charge In all things necessary to salvation ,
faithful in the administration of the sacra
ments nnd seivices of the church , faithful In
visiting from home to bouse , faithful in giv
ing godly counsel and advice to the Bin-sick
eoul , tolthful in helping ttio poor and needy ,
faithful in prayer , and faithful in obedience
to tbo lawful authority of the church , our
brother has likewise shown great wisdom and
zeal by enlisting the laymen nnd women of
his parish in tbe formation of guilds and
Eocietlcs for the relief of the needy , and the
instruction of the Ignorant , by the organiza
tion and successful maintenance of parish
missions , by visitations of jails and hospitals ,
and by many other ways in which the capaci
ties of a great parish have bf erf fully utilized.
Resolved. That we recognize and appreciate
the great amount of good Dr. Worthinjtton
nosdono for the church at large , in that he
has always been rtady to welcome the mis
sionary bishop , and to incite his congregation
to the most liberal gifts for the church's work
in the domestic and foreign field.
Special and grateful mention is made of the
constant interest displayed by our brother ,
and by the parish of which he is rector in the
missionary work , and needs of our growing
diocese. Not the least part of the interest has
been shown In his influencing a large number
of young men to study for the sacred min
istry , and by assisting them by personal In
struction and otherwise for their work.
For a long period as member , and latterly
as president of the standing committee , for
many years as deputy to the general conven
tion and as holding many other positions of
trust , we recogniie the ability with which he
has discharged his manifold duties with fidel
ity nnd honor.
Resolved , That we shall remember him as a
Kind and loving brother , willing to share our
tolls , to sympathize in our trials , and whose
homo and heart alike have always stood open
Resolved. That in his oft-repeated call to
the oUice of greater honor , as well as respons
ibility , we believe the diocese of Nebraska has
chosen well , and will find him eminently fitted
lor that position.
Resolved. That while we , with his loved
parish and the whole diocese keenly feel his
departure from among us , we congratulate
the diocese of Nebraska upon their choice ,
and our fervent prayers shall accompany our
brother , that he may be found as faithful in
his work there as he has been here , and so
doing may merit the approval of our Common
Lord and Master.
THE STATE IN BRIEF.
Gibbon is now an Incorporated village.
It is reported coal has been discovered near
Saline county pays S3 a week for the board
of each pauper.
The G. A. R , of Kenesaw , by a basket Eocia-
ble , realized 40.
Another case of body snatchlntj-Is reported
at the capital city.
Crelghton's business for 1881 foots up in
grand total to 51,319,000.
The G. A. R , of Schuyler are to give a grand
entertainment February 17.
Both Kearney and Fullerton have suffered
terribly from the diphtheria.
Surveyors have been at Republican City
making surveys up" the Prairie Dog.
Many towns report preparations for build
ing as soon as the weather will permit.
The Merchants' hotel , atTekamah , was bur
glarized while the guests were at dinner.
Sidney's skating rink proves inadequate for
the crowd and an addition is to be put on.
A Stanton man is said to be making $100 a
month by killing and shipping prairie chick
Polk county commissioners are looking
about with the view to purchasing a poor
Revival meetings at Beatrice are growing
In interest. There has been twenty conver-
Mr. Jackson , of Knox county , is putting
down an artesian well , having already reached
The next session of the G. A. R , of Nebraska
will be held at Beatrice the first week in Sep
Schuyler dealers have been paying 23 cents
for corn and a tremendous amount of it is
The diphtheria in Fullerton is on the wane ,
after having made fearful havoc among the
R , H. Henry has on his ranche near Bell-
wood 5,500 sheep and a big herd of fine blood
Aurora has been suffering from a coal fam
ine and many citizens were compelled to burn
cobs and corn.
The son of James Robinson , of Burt coun
ty , has become insane and been taken to the
asylum at Lincoln.
A new station called Grover has been estab
listed on the Omaha and Republican railway ,
The CreUjhton Pioneer says it is a most de
cided fact that coal exists in the northwest
ern part of that county.
Somebody Is trylnR to poison all the dogs In
Plainview by scattering bread covered with
strychnine about the street * .
Gov. Dawes has signed the SlU , appropriat
ing $15,000 to defray expenses of trwi Nebraska -
ka commission to New Orleans.
Salem reports the arrival of four new ba-
ties in one week , and that , too , when the
weather was anything but favorable.
The Nelson Gazette learns" that a number of
farmers in Nuckolls county lost hogs during
the recent cold weather from smothering.
The school land investigation committee re-
cinded its order to sit with closed doors and
now admits reporters of the press and others-
Trie father of the editor of the Omaha
Herald is 85 years old and besides is a land
mark which promises to stand many years
Mr. Iray , a homesteader northwest of Chapj |
pell , had the misfortune to lose nearly fCOO j <
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from his pocket while making a trip to Lodge
Polo for hay.
The residence of H. O. Jones , living near
Table Rock , was destroyed by flre a few days
ago. Nothing was saved and there was no in
Joe Lnoner , colored , of Lincoln , has bcci
jailed , iu default of $200 bonds , on tbo charge
of attempted outrage on the person of a white
A Beatrice man recently stored two pounds
of powder in a chunk ot coal. It was missing
next morning , but none has been sto'on since
The fine exhibit of Nebraska grain and flour
at the World's Exposition has already effected
a demand for Nebraska flour Jn southern
The latest editor to be made happy is Mr.
J. G. P. Hilderbrand. of the Pawnee Press.
He wont over the Kansas line and secured
Miss Alice E. Clark.
Senator Howe's bills repealing the pen
alty act and changing the time of delin
quency of fixes have passed the senate with
an emergency clause
Omaha presents the spectacle of a 13 year
old girl about to become a mother. Being an
orphan , she has boon sent to the poor house
and her seducer has fled.
The attorney general has decided that
county treasurers are not entitled to any pay
for the handling of funds arising from the
sale und leasing of school bonds.
A little child of Chris Rusbmann's , who re
sides In Richland precinct , Sarpy county , fel
into a kettle of hot water and scalded Itself
so severely that It died next day.
The Texas live stock association has ad
dressed the legislature a letter deprecating
any hostile legislation that will prevent Texas
cattlemen from getting their cattle to north
The location of tbe state fair at Lincoln is
for five years. This will be an object for the
citizens of that city to piovido good accom.
modation for man and beast and it is said
they propose to do so.
An Omaha man laid down bis pocket book
in the postofilce while he read a few letters.
When ho got ready to move on his wallet had
preceded him together with $500 in cash and
$000 more in notes No clue.
Regarding the statement that Sidney desires
the removal of the North Platte land office to
that place , it is now stated In tbe public press
that the desire Is only for establishment of a
noted land district with the office at Sidney.
The state farmers alliance elected -the fol
lowing officers : President , J. Burrows ; vice
president , First congressional district , Allen
Root ; Second ; L. D. Wiliard ; Third , A. A.
Steadwell. A resolution was passed endorsing
ing the course of Senator Van Wyck.
Senator Manderson , the successor of the
late Senator Anthony as the chairman of the
committee on printing , participated in the
senate in the memorial proceedings in honor
of the departed statesman and delivered an
address setting forth particularly the work
Mr. Anthony had so long performed upon his
The house committee on public lands and v
buildings , cousisting of Wright , Kilmer , Bar
ney , Kaley , Cox , Stone , Olmstead , Rickley. t
Taggart , Crawford and Lee , of Furnas , ac i
companied by Hon. Scott land
Joseph , com c
missioner , visited Kearney to look over the cI ca
new reform school building. The committee cF
ore of the opinion that more room is neces F
The Gibbon Beacon credits cold weather I
with several good things : It checked and > t
nearly stopped diphtheria , entirely stopped P
hogs from dying through the effects of s
diseases , raised the price of corn over thirty
per cent , kept poor relations from visiting ,
and is preparing the ground for the produc
tion of an abundant crop this year.
J. M. Devine Is the champion hog raiser of t
Colfax county. He 1cll3 the editor of the
Schuyler Herald that he has April pigs that oat
weigh 300 pounds ; July pigs that tip the beam n
at 3oO pounds , and 150 pounds will equal those
that rooted their first root and grunted their
first grunt in September last. These pigs have
had no extra chance , but run in a wire fenced
pasture , and have been fed in the ordinary
The Arapahoe Pioneer says that S. W. Carpenter - a
penter , residing near Rexford , narrowly es
caped death and was seriously injured while
finishing a well. The bucket , filled with dirt ,
was being drawn upward , when the rope
broke , the bucket striking Mr. C. on the right
hip. He was taken i rom the well in an un
conscious condition , and a messenger dis
patched' to Arapahoe for a physician , who
found the man badly bruised but not mor
tally injured. The well was HO.feet deep , and
it is a marvel the man was not instantly
The report of Commissioner Harrison , of the Ii
public land office , In reference to the removal p
of the land office from Niobrara , concludes as
follows : "The papers herewith make astrong
showing In favor of O'Neill , and on the whole
case I think it enjoys about the same facilities
and convenience for the location of the office
as Creighton. At all events , the reasons for
making a selection as between the two , are so
evenly balanced , that while I do not withdraw
my former recommendation , I prefer to leave :
the determination of the matter to the judg
ment of the secretary. "
The Ponca Journal says : On the Nebraska
side and about half a mile down the river
from Bigley's ravine is an immense bluff , 200
feet high. The bottom of the bluff is washed
by the river , and the result has been that frequent ;
quent parts of the bluff which are undermined
by the current would break off and fall into ;
the river. Last summer , at the time of the
June freshet , the current made an extensive
inroad on the bluff and carried a large slide
into the river and thereby exposed to view
the rock and in it two layers of coal , of the
existence of whlchthere had been no knowl
edge. Mr. William Porter , who owns the land
thick and are two feet apart. Between the
layers is a slaty formation interspersed with
thin deposits of coal. It is thought that this
slaty formation will disappear as the bluff is :
penetrated and that coal \vill take place of the >
THE SELL OF LIBERTY.
TJte Reception tTJiich It Received on Arrival
at New Orleans.
New Orleans dispatch : To-day was the I
great day of the exposition. Extensive prep
arations had been made for the reception of
the liberty bell from Philadelphia. Among tiK
others iavited to take part In the proceedings tiCl
was Jefferson Davis , who met the special ClN
train bearing the bell at his home , at Bcau- Clhi
voir , Mississippi , and made a brief speech hiai
there. A largo number of citizens ot New ai
Orleans and Philadelphia also met ttio train aiw
at that point and all came together to the tc
city , where the streets were lined with people nlU1 tcnl
for miles. Tue car bearing the l eil having U1
been received on the standard gauge tracks ai
at the Elysian Fields , steamed along the levee aim
about 4 o'clock and much enthusiasm was ; Sl
shown. Salutes were fired , whistles blown Slac
and flags display d on the shipping. A grand acC
reception wus arranged to take place in Music hiat
hail In the main rxpoditton building , but several at
eral unfotescen delays occurred , and it was bi
found neutsaary to postpone the reception
ceremonies until another dey. '
At Forthadotccd In a Condensed Report of
tite Nebraska legislature.
SENATE. In the senate on the 25th the fol
lowing bills were Introduced and read the first
time : S. F. 134 , by Howe , providing for the
removal of county seats ; 135 , by Lewis , amend
ing sections 1 , 2 and 4 of icbapter 28 , laws of
1881 ; 130 , by Duckworth , to nreycnt introduc
tion of contagious diseases among cattle and
horses ; 137 , by Filson , defining the crime of
embezzlement : 138 , by Hastings , in regard to
marriage and divorce.
The senate went into committee of the whole
and some time was spent in discussing a bill
relating to prairie fires , In which many mem
bers took part. When the committee arosa
It reported back In favor of passage.
Bills were Introduced : To require railroads
to connect with competing lines ; requiring
that railroad companies be required to put up
in their depots a schedule of rates ; providing
for attorneys fees in cases on written- instru
ments ; to authorize certain corporations to
HOUSE. Tne committee appointed to exam
ine the vouchers of ex-Governor Furnas for
expenditures at the New Orleans exposition
reported that they were all right and satisfac
tory. A resolution providing for the employ
ment of clerks by committees on constitu
tional amendments and on cities and towns
was adopted. Bills from house rolls 227 to 2C3
inclusive were read the second time and re
ferred to proper committees. House roll 84 ,
which provid'es for the payment of officers ,
members and employes of senate and house ,
having passed both" branches of the legisla
ture , was enrolled and signed , and has been
sent to the governor for approval.
McAllister , from the committee on consti
tutional amendments , presented a majority re
port on S. F. 57 , and the bill was referred to
the general file. This bill , or J ilnt resolution ,
proposes an amendment to the constitution
prohibiting the manufacture and sale of al
coholic liquors as a beverage.
Bassett , from the committee on university
and normal schools , reported favorably on H.
R. SO and recommended that it be passed.
SENATE. In tbe senate on the 20th Mc-
Shane called up the special order , S. F. No. 7 ,
a memorial anil joint resolution , providing for
an amendment to the constitution prohibiting
the 'sale of public lands. After some discus
sion it was referred to the committee on school
lands and frauds.
The joint committee on enrolled and en
grossed bills reported that Louse roll 84 had
been presented to the governor for his signa
A communication was read from the chair
man of the state convention of the live stock
association of Texas , deprecating hostile leg
islation that would prevent Texas cattle men
from getting their cattle to the northern mar
kets , and citing a resolution pledging that as
individuals and members of the convention ,
they would use all their influence to keep
Texas herds while on their way north on estab
lished trails and prevent their contact with
HOUSE. In the house petitions were pre
sented : Praying for suppressing of houses of
prostitution ; praying for the requiring of
teachers in the common schools to be exam
ined in physiology and hygiene Tith reference
to the effects of alcoholic stimulants ; asking
the organization of Blainc county , west of
A resolution by Johnson to the effect that
members of the board charged with frauds ,
and members ot the house , be admitted to the
sessions of the school land investigating com
mittee , was carried after considerable discus
A report from the secretary of the board of
regents , as asked for by resolution of the 20th ,
was received , read and'placed on file.
SENATE. The special order of the senate on
the 27th was the bill providing for the regula
tion of railways. The chief feature of the bill
is : the reduction of passenger tariffs to three
cents per mile , it being substantially the same
as the bouse bill. McAllister moved that the
bill be engrossed for third reading. Sewers
presented a petition signed by John M. Thurs-
ton on the part of the Union Pacific railway
company , and J. W. Dewres on the part of the
B. & M. , asking that the bill be recommitted
to the railroad committee , and that the corni
panics be allowed a hearing. Sewers offer'cd'k
substitute to McAllister's motion that the
communication be placed on file , and that the"
bill be recommitted. Adopted 17 to 15.
The following resolution was offered by
Sewers and laid over under the rules :
Whereas , An action has this day been bad
by the senate referring senate file 14 : back to
the : committee on railroads , and ,
Whereas , The request of the representatives
Df railroads to appear before the railroad com-
mitttee to show and give reasons why certain
bills now pending before the legislature should
not pass ; therefore be it
Resolved , That it is the sense of the senate
that such action ought to be.had in joint meetIng -
Ing of the railroad committee of both branches
Df the legislature , and that the house of repre
sentatives , through its railroad committee , be
and theyare hereby requested to concur in this
Senate file 23 , to prevent the spreading of
prairie fires , was read a third time and passed.
HOUSE. Petitions from citizens of many
Bounties , relative to the teaching of hygiene
md physiology in public schools , with special
reference to the effects of alcoholic stimulants
upon the human system , were read and re
House roll 145 , appropriating § 15,000 for ex
penses of the Nebraska commissioners at the
tfew Orleans exposition , was read the third
time and passed , every member present voting
for the bill.
Thebill providing for a constitutional amend
ment prohibiting the manufacture and sale of
liquors as a beverage was indefinitely post
poned by a large vote.
A bill was introduced providing that the pay
jf jurors in district courts be increased to $3
SENATE. In thesenate , on the 2Sth , Howe's
evenue bills , senate files 1 and 27 , were read
ihe third time and passed. Senate file 1 $
unends section 105 of an act entitled "An
ict to provide for a system of revenues , " ap
proved March 1,1877. By its provisions taxes
aecome delinquent on January 1st , except in
ities of the first class , where they become de-
inquent on the 1st day of May of the year
iftcr which the taxes shall have been assess-
d , interest at 10 per cent. Senate file 27 re-
jeals an act entitled "An act to amend sec
Jens 48 , 79 , 91 , 93 , 90 , 97 and 103 of an act en-
itled 'An act to provide a system of reve-
iue , ' " approved March 1 , 1883. It provides
hat the county treasurers of the respective
ounties shall , on demand of any person who
ms paid a penalty prior to the taking effect of
his act , refund amount so paid.
Shervin introduced S. F. 1GG , providing for
tstablishinent of an insane asylum at Fremont ,
ifter which the senate adjourned until Mon-
HOUSE. Stevenson , from the special com-
nittcc appointed to visit and inspect the
lome for the Friendless , reported that such
isit and Insp'ect'ion has been made , and re-
oramended that § 5,000 be appropriated for
lalaries and expenses for two years , and that
JlO.OOO be appropriated for building a new
ring and making necessary repairs about tha
Special order , H R 234 , was taken under
onsideratlon. This bill providing for regu-
ating passenger rates on railways in Ne-
raska , and provides penalty for violation oi
iame. Tbe house went into committee of the
rtiole. . After several amendments the matter
vas made special order for next Tuesday , and
lie house adjourned until Monday at 5 p. m.
SURRENDER OR DIE.
Desperate Outlaw Overhauled and Slade
Nicholas Aragon , a famous outlaw , at one
Ime a member of the notorious "Billy the
Cid" gang , was discovered by officers near
jhaporito , thirty miles south of Las Vegas ,
tow Mexico. The posse surrounded the adobe
tut in whicn the outlaw had taken shelter. It.
mswcr to a demand for his surrender he sent
rord by a Mexican woman that be had plenty
eat and drink and an abundance of ammu-
lition , and would never be taken aliv.Dcp -
ity Jobri Hurley mounted the roof of the hut
nd while digging a bole through which fire
night be communicated to the inside , was
hot dead by the desperado. A general fusil- n
ide followed , during which Aragon and offi-
ier Brent were wounded. A messenger was iiP
tastily sent to Lag Vegas for reinforcement/ iic
.ad giant powder witb which to blow up the c
lullaing. H antime Aragon sent out hit
runs and'surrendered. He stands an excel- P
cut chance of lynching. * < tl
The Oklahomaltcs have given up to military
Ingalls has been re-elected' senator from
Cleveland , Ohio , is to have a line of electric
The ; co carnival was Inaugurated at Mon
Jreal on the 27th.
Melville is desirous of making another jour
ney to the frozen north.
Mrs. Mary Griffith , aged 02 , a sister of Gen
eral Grant's mother , died on the 27th at Batavia -
tavia , Ohio.
In a run on a Now Haven savings bank
$250,000 were paid out , but the Institution re
A resolution was adopted * in the Missouri
house of representatives petitioning congress
to open Oklahoma to settlers.
The Insane asylum at Kankakce. 111. , burned
a few days ago and seventeen of tl c forty-
five inmates perished in the llames.
0 The Nashville and Chattanooga road offcra
to carry freight three hundred and eighty
miles , from Chattanooga to Memphis , for five
centST > er hundred pounds.
J-'John Prough , of Jersey county , Illinois ,
aged JOO years , died last week. Ho was a
farmer , was always busy , used neither liquor
nor tobacco when well nor drugs when sick.
The widow of Judge James Cole , aged 09 ,
was murdered by robbers Tuesday night at
Plaquermine , La. The burglars carried off
her jewelry and forced a diamond ring off
Mary J. "Druse has been indicted at Warren ,
N. Y. , for killing her husband , and her daugh
ter , aged twenty , son , aged tcu. und a nephew
fourteen years old. are held for being pres
ent and aiding in the crime.
Tbe Wisconsin board of health met and de
cided to haw u bill prepared appropriating
$15,000 as a contingent fund , to be expended
by the board , subject to the governor's ap
proval , in case of an outbreak of cholera.
A desperate encounter between two suitors
for the hand of u widow occurred near Levis
Canada. The men had seconds and begun the
fight with pistols , but finding that method
slow they drew knives and hacked each other
A few days ago Henry Wahlp , a farmer of
Crawford county , 111. , 'lost a line barn and
twenty-five head of cattle by flre. Wnhls im
mediately charged Dora Effurman , his domes
tic , with the crime. She pleaded guilty.
There are rumors of a scandal connected
with the affair.
Four men broke into the po toffice at Huntington -
tington , Ind. They were confronted by Max
Baumgartner- night marshal , who shot one ,
killing him instantly. One of the burglars
then shot Baumgartner in the back with a re
volver. His recovery is doubtful. The burg
lars then stole a horse and sleigh and.escaped ,
leaving their dead comrade.
Abram Spaun , secretary of the Detroit Hops
and Malt Bitters Company , was found in his
office on the 27th , having deliberately hanged
himself to a coat hook in the wall. The sui
cide caused a great sensation , as Spaun was
one of the most popular and prominent young
men of the city. He was to have been mar
ried on the day of his death , and killed him
self because he had a chronic disease which
he feared was incurable.
Michael Roch , an Irishman , living at 86
Mulberry street , Cleveland , murdered his wife
and then cut his own throat.
C. S. Ellis , supervisingarchltcct of the gov
ernment building to be erected at Rochester ,
N. Y. , has been indicted on the charge of at
tempting to bribe members of the board of
supervisors to vole for his plan of the new
At Chicago , Louis Bachus , a peddler , shot
and killed Theodore Lay , a beer wagon driver
Bachus says he discovered that his fifteen
year-old daughter had been raped , and after r
wards , under promise of marriage , subjected
to repeated abuse by Lay.
At Winnipeg , Manitoba , two young men
got two girls intoxicated , and while in that
condition brutally assaulted them and threw *
them out of a h ayloft , leaving them in the
cold. One girl managed to * reach home and \
give the alarm , but the other died shortly af
ter being rescued. t
"Ruf" Miner , alias Charles Stewart , alias
Pine , alias Rogers , was arrested In the
National City bank of Brooklyn. He had
taken his place in the line of depositors , but
dropped out as ho came near tbe teller's win
dow , as he had nothing to deposit. He was
arrested on the charge of lounging. Miner
has been wanted for two years. He is an ex
pert bank thief. It is believed that he has
stolen $110,000 in money and securities from a
Baltimore bank , to have robbed a railway
depot in Philadelphia of $71,000 and to have
robbed a government office at the latter city
It has transpired that Cashier Roath of
Norwich , who squandered between $40,000 and
$50,000 of the Shetucket bank's money , is also
an embezzler from the New London County
mutual flre insurance company of Norwich
to the amount of not less than $2OJO and
probably of $5,000.
The committee managing the inauguration
ceremonies expect to have 100,000 men in the a
procession and 100 bands. b
Ex-Governor St. John lectured to a small
audience at Blooinington. He stopped at the
house of a friend and avoided the reporters.
It is reported he is preparing another state
ment for the public.
General Slocum , speaking of the prospect
of getting General Grant on the retired list of
the army , said there is a movement on foot to
call up the senate bill by Randall if he can get
the floor. The house military committee is ,
Slocum declared , earnestly in favor of retir :
Ing General Grant , and the present muddle is
not the result of any trickery. .s
The special grand jury of Cook county , III. ,
In returning indictments against eighty-three
election judges , declared that the laws are in.
adequate to secure honestrcturns in thatcity ;
that the appropriation of $100,000 for extra
policemen was actually defeated by the voters j G
and that there is a deficit of ninety thousand * : ]
In the votes returned for the state house ap :
J. S. Clarkson was asked if he had any
further answer to St. John's recent extended * '
statement , or in reply to the fifty questions
recently propounded by Chairman Finch , a
Clarkson replied that the public must be tired
sf this controversy In newspaper form. In
the course of quite a lengthy Interview that )
jnsued he said that if the charges against
5t. John are false there is not a court in
Christendom that will not vindicate him and
heavily and harshly punish those who made
The special Cook county (111. ( ) grand jury
returned indictments against 243 judges serv
ing at the recent national.election. There-
port declares that the present registry and
Election laws are entirely inadequate for the
purposes of a large city , and as they exist >
they enable unlimited fraud. The report de-
clares that out of Til prcclnta in which the
city is divided , there were but seven at which
there wore not violations of the election laws ,
In many cases perhaps through ignorance ,
i some from carelessness and others doubtless
through criminal intent
Tbo board of supervising inspectors of
steam vessels , adopted a rule requiring ol
barges In tow of steamers to carry proper
Some of the most severe charges made
against the treasury service of New York
have been preferred by Special Agent Tlche-
nor , the president of the Investigating com
Fire was discovered among a lot of books
and records stored under the roof of the
house of representatives. The firemen cut
away the wood and soon extinguished tbe
The supervising architect of the treasury
has recommended an additional nppropriu-i
tlou of $45OtX ) for the public building at DCS
Moines , Iowa. Ho also recommends that the
limit of tbo appropriation for the public
building at St. Louis bo increased to $300.000.
The house committee on postoflicesand post
roads will favorably report the substitute for
the bills pending before it relative to a reduc
tion of newspaper postage from two to one
cent per pound. The bill will provide that
publications of the second-class , when font
by the publishers and from the office of pub
lication to bona fide subscribers , or when sent
from news agents , shall bo entitled to trans
mission through the mails at one cent per
pound , such postage to bo prepaid.
The board of supervising Inspectors of
steam vessels have adoptel a rule of Import-
acce to steam vessel owners. It provides that
where steamers' provided with approved
life-saving m.i'trosses , such mattresses may
be used in lieu of life-preservers in the pro
portion of one person for a single mattress ,
and two persons for a double mattress , thus
saving steamboat owners the expense of pur-
chasinff life-preservers in proportion as their
steamers are fitted out with life-saving mat
A dispatch from Cairo declares that Lord
Charles Bercsford , with a small contingent ,
is pushing on from Metemneh to Khartoum.
It is reported that France has decided to of
flcially deciare war against China in consequence
quence of England enforcing the foreign en
listment act. .
It is reported at Shanghai that a serious en-
g.igement has occurred between French and
Chinese men-of-war of Matson. No particu
lars have been received.
The London News says that information
has been received that the dynamiters intend
making further attempts against the British
government at an early day.
Harcourt , the British home secretary , has
received information that the dynamiters
have threatened to blow up the Britigh mu
seum. Extra piccautions are being taken to
protect the building.
The London correspondent of the Free
man's Journal telegraphs that five thousand
Irishmen are out of employment in the east
end of London , and that demonstrations
against the Insh have begun.
A dispatch from Sidney , New South Wales ,
states the express train between Sidney and
WaggaWagga , while running at a high rate
of speed , was precipitated into a creek by the
weakness of a bridge on which the train was
and forty passengers killed.
Vienna newspapers , local , foreign and pro
vincial , unanimously resolved to cease re
porting the proceedings of the riechsrath
owing to the insult offered a reporter during
the session. The strike will continue uutil the
In the late battle near Metemneh Stewart
was opposed by 7,000 icbels , a large number
of whom were cavalry , armed wish rifles.
The British loss was twenty kil ed and sixty
wounded. The total loss of the enemy was
1,300. Among the killed are Cameron , correspondent
pendent of the London Daily Standard ; Her
bert , of the Morning Post , and Col. Burleigh ,
correspondent of the London Telegraph , ami
Lords Air lie and Somerset arc among the
Galois makes a sensational statement about
the London explosions , aad declares positive :
ly that the authors of the explosion are the :
same men who made the dynamite attack on
London bridge and Golwerst railway station.
4The work of removing the debris in the
White Tower at London has been completed.
The hole made in the floor where the dyna
mite exploded is ten feet long and five wide ,
The masonary of the building is uninjured ,
but much of solid woodwork is torn or split.
THERE lttl.1 HE NO FIGHT.
An Interview With Chief Ferryman Regard
ing Indian Territory Affairs.
Chief Ferryman , of the Creeks , one of the
most intelligent of the Indians now in Wash
Ington , says there will be no fight between
General Hatch's troops and the Couch colony. -
"The boomers , " he says , "are frontiersmen I CT
and could clean out Hatch , but the men bem
hind them will not permit bloodshed. The
leaders of the invasion represent capitalists
and monopolists who want to make the situa
tion as serious as possible without bloodshed , trwi
30 the Indians will be forced to sell the lands nc
at low terms , or the government be driven to ncm
buying them for public entry. The capitalists COCO
ists will then rush in and grab all they can getter
tor speculative purposes.
"The Oklahoma " continued CO
country , Perry-
man , "coniprist-s S.OOO.OH ) acres of the finest [
land in the southwest. The land belongs to an
the Creek andSeminoles , and their title is un- mi
loubted. They can -ell the land in parcels at us
the rate of $5 an acre , butthey do not care to he
lispose of it in that way. They will sell it in cu
bulk to the government at $1.25 an acre. It ell
would be a cheap bargain for the United
States , for the larid would be entered as fast
is the warrants could be made out. In less
itian two years the government would have
the purchase price back in tuxes alone , not sa
ounting what it got for the land. That 1s the relmi
ivay the difficulty eight to be settled , and that mi
the way it will be settled , though the In-
lians may not get the price they want. ho
President-elect Cleveland's Reception.
Albany Dispatch : The reception given at
Fort Orange to President-ele t Cleveland by
jovernor Hill , the state officials and legisla- re
ure , was beyond question the most dis-
inguished social gathering ever held in Al- Shwi
mny , the famous capitol reception when the tic
structure was tocially dedicated being the Seth
inly comparison to It in the number of iepre- th ;
entative persons pnsent. At'J:30 the presi- Co
lent-elect arrived iu company with Eurastus foi
Joining and Colonel Lament , Governor Hill ha
irnving a few minutes later with General ye
iJathbun. Ihe club rooms were tastefuLy PH
lecorated. Over seven hundred invitations PHc
vere issued and about three hundred were Gr
resent. The president-elect was in his most an
jracious mood and received the various bn
ruests marked cordiality as they passed
hroujrh to greet him on his last public appear-
mce in Albany.
TT/iic/i Cleans High Lumber. ar
An Oskosh , ( Wis. ) epecial says : At a meet- tin
ng of lumbermen an association was formed bit
iomprlsing all the Bash and door manufactur-
ire of Oskosh , Fond du Lac , Appleton , De- Com
xjre , Wausau and JKipon. It was resolved to du
estrict production by running on half time
r with half a forcn , and withdraw all travel- be
ng agents for thirty dayf. En
AsnixoTOX , January 24.-EdmunOs In
troduced a bill providing that any person with
in the United States found manufacturing ,
buying or selling dynamite , or other explo
sives , with Intent to commit Injury to any
public or private property , or for the purpose
3f injuring any person In this or any foreign
jountry , shall be deemed guilty of felony and
be punished by Imprisonment In the peniten
tiary for a term of years , at the discretion or
The house went Into committee of the whole
an the agricultural appropriation bill.
After a general debate the committee rose
md the bill was passed.
WASHIXGTOS , January 20. The chair laid
before the senate a memorial from the legis
lature of Kansas remonstrating against the
jstabllshment of a cattle trail across or
through the state. . ,
Plumb , from the committee on public lands ,
reported a substitute for the house bill , for-
Teltlng a part of the lands granted Iowa In aid
of railroad construction. Plumb wished its-
Immediate consideration. The resolution was
token up , but its reading was Interrupted by
The resolution of Bayard , offered on Satur
day , concerning the dynamite outrages in
London was brought up , when RIddleberger ,
[ ngalls and others made speeches. The reso
lution was ajirced to. It Is as follows :
It&dvcd , That the senate of the United
States has heard with Indignation and pro
found sorrow of the attempt to destroy the
house of parliament and other public build
ings In London , and to imperil the lives of
jiuocent and unsuspecting persons , and here
by expresses its horror and detestation of such
monstrous crimes against civilization.
Findlay offered a resolution calling on the
secretary of state for Information whether any
: ltizcn of the United States or any person
Jomlcllcd with the same were concerned or
participated , directly or Indirectly , In bringing
about the recent explosions in London.
Hewitt , of New York , offered a resolution
calling on the secretary of state to inform the
house whether the department Is iu possession
of any Information tending to connect any
person or persons resident of this country with
attempts to destroy the life and property of
any foreign power with which we have treaties
of peace and amity.
The army appropriation bill was referred to
the committee of the wholiIt provides an
ippropriation of $24-439,053. The estimates
-.nouuted to § 2(5,110,400.
' \ \ AsniNGTON . January 27. Merrill , from
the committee o'n finance , reported favorably ,
with amendment , the house bill for the retire
ment and recoinage of trade dollars.
Cameron , ( Pa. ) , from the committee on mil
itary affaiis , reported favorably the bill author
izing the establishment of a retired list of non-
jommissloned officers and privates of the
United States army who have served thirty
fears and upward.
The house went into committee of the
whole on the army appropriation bill. After a.
brief | general deb.ite the bill was read. When
the | paragraph for the pay of the army was 1
reached McComas offered an amendment au
thorizing ' the retirement of General Grant
with the rank and pav of general. Ruled out
on a point of order. The bill was then passed.
WASHINGTON ; January 28. Hoar , from the.
judicial committee , reported back adversely r. > !
the house bill to amend the Pacific railroad
sinking fund act , and at the same time re ii ;
ported , with recommendation for passage , a.
new bill for the settlement of claims growing
out of the issue of bonds to aid in the con
struction of the Pacific railroads and to secure
to the United States the payment of all their
Several messages from the president were * .i
laid before the senate transmittingluformation I .
heretofore called for regarding the landing of
foreign cablts in the United States , the awards
of the Vcnezula mixed commission and the
Oklahoma lands , which the president main
tains cannot , under existing treaties , be
opened up for settlement.
Slocum , from the committee on military affairs - / >
fairs , reported back the resolution requesting-
the president to transmit to the house a copy
of the recent appeal of Fitz John Porter , id-
Aether with accompanying papers. The reso
lution was passed 179 to u.
The speaker laid before the house a message
from the president transmitting a communi
cation from the secretary of the navy recom-
nending action by the government in recog
nition of the services , official and personal , ex
tended in Russia to the survivors of the "Jean-
aette" and to search parties subsequently sent
.o Siberia. Referred.
WASHINGTON , January 0. The scnatf went
nto executive session and the suspended vote
Senator Vance's motion to
ipon postpone ac-
ion upon the Nicaragua treaty was consider-
d , resulting in a dctcat of the motion 22 to
An amendment by Sherman regulatiLg tolls
vas defeated , and another relating to the
jlayton-Bulwcr treaty was adopted. A vote
vas taken upon the treaty itself and tbirty-
wo senators voted for its ratification while
wenty-three voted against it. The aulrma-
ive vote being less than two-thirds of the.
rhole number the treaty was not ratified.
Kelly , from the committee on ways and
neans , reported a joint resolution providing
or the admission , free of duty , articles from
oreign countries to be placed on exhibition at
he w orld's exposition of arts of the colored
ace , to be held at Chicago.
Willis moved that the house go into com-
aittee of the whole for the purpose of con-
idering the river and harbor bill. Agreed to
-veas 150 , nays 102.
the various'provisions of the bill were dis
ussed. ; Pending further debate the com
ilttee.rose , and the house adjourned.
Hoar asked unanimous consent to take up
be Pacific railroad bill. He said it was an ex-
remely Important bill. It undertook to deal
ith vast government property , or indebted-
ess to the government , and undertook to re-
love from lurther discussion a great many
ompllment questions. The bill was one that
ould excite a good deal of interest in the
Quntry. The bill and report were read and
oar continued at great length in explanation
nd advocacy of the committee's bill , Ids argu-
icnt for the most part being similar to that
sed in the report accompanying the bill , and
cretofore published. Then ensued a brief dis-
ussion , participated in by Hoar , Garland , Sew-
and Conger. The matter finally went over.
The speaker laid before the house a mes-
ige ; from the president asking authority to
turn the ship "Alert" to the English govern-
icnt with suitable acknowledgment.
Recess was then taken till evening when the
ouse passed thirty pension bills and ad-
After General Grant.
General A. McD. McCook , now in command
Fort Douglas , Utah , was interviewed in
jference to General Grant's strictures upon
im in a magazine article on the battle of
tiiloh. McCook says that in a few days he
ill. through the proper channels , call atten-
on to a few matters concerning the battle of
ailoh and his part therein , \vhich will show'
mthat General Grant says about him ( Mc-
ook ) in the matter is absolutely without
mndation in facr. He says General Grant
is persistently pursued him for twen y-two
arp , and that the attack of the rooets at
ittsburg Landing was a complete surprise to
eneral Graat. McCook differ * * from General
rant on a number of other important points ,
id says this is the first timu he has over
roken the silence on the subject.
Fenians JJeet and Resolve.
A prominent member of the fenian brotb-
hoe < l is authority for the statement that at
meeting of the Irish-Americana in Chicago
resolution introduced In the United
ate * senate by Senate Bayard was dc-
unced , und that the Irish supporters of
jnprtsstnan Cobb , of Indiana , were re-
leated to chow their appreciation of bis con-
ict upon bis leturnbunie. It was declared
at at the meeting 7,000 was KUbsctlbed to
employed as a skirmishing- fund against
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