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About The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 24, 1885)
F. M. & E. M. K13I3IELL , Pubs.
McCOOK , NEB
NEWS Off NEBBASKA ,
A FASCINATING MAN-WOMAJ , . The pious
ly meditating boys standing around within
three blocks of the corner of Harnoy and
Fifteenth streets , were waked out of their
dreams last night by a man shouting
"Stop her , stop her , " in a voice like an At
lantic ocean , fog-horn. Three and a half
pccomls later a colored girl flew up Harney
street , like the tail of a Dakota blizzard'
with an old gray-haired man following her
about two laps behind. A fleeted-footed *
gang at once took up the pursuit and
traced the flying daughter of Ham into
Capt. Aslie's back yard. There they came
upon the fugitive hurriedly shaking off a
suit of a woman's clothes , the supposed
girl being a man in disguise.
The pursued in the chase was "Doc"
Woods , a half-brother of "Johnnie Bull. "
The latter is a Tenth street celebrity. The
pursuer was William Grant.
Last evening Grant was sitting on a rock
on Harney street when a modestly-appear
ing snuff-colored girl floated up. According
to his story she induced him to go up u
dark side street , where they took a seat.
For some purpose or another the old man
went down in his boot for his roll , which
amounted to $188 exactly. As he pulled
it out from its hiding place , the supposed
girl snatched it in a trice and ran. The old
man followed with the above result.
As soon as Woods was arrested , Officer
O'Boyle , the first on the ground , began to
look for the money , but it was gone.A
clamorous crowd frightened Woods and he
concluded to show where he threw the
money wtien he ran up the street. He was
taken down the street and the pocketbook
picked out of a cellar-way. As some man
said here it is , the giddy old man remarked ,
"well , begorra , I sweated hard to earn that
money , and now I've sweated hard to keep
When Woods and his womanly rags were
taken to the police station a little later it
took some time to sort him out of the gar
ments he atill had on. His en tire wardrobe
was then examined and found to be two
underskirts , a black shirt and calico basque ,
u short dark sack , a black straw hat with
a fascinating feather and a pair of corsets.
The latter were placed in a cell by them-
Woods said he started to go to a ball ,
but au this did not occur he was returning
home. He saw the old man , who induced
him to take a walk. He concluded to go
for sport. When the old man pulled out
his bundle Woods thought it was a good
chance to make some money , so he
snatched it and ran. "I'll clear mytNelf in
the morning , " said the darky , "and if T
don't I'll go to the penitentiary like many
a good man has done. " Omaha Herald.
THE VICTIM OP A MOB. Several days ago
an account of the horsewhipping of a man
convicted of wife-beating by a number of
the citizens of Milford appeared in the tele
graphic columns of the Lincoln Journal.
The victim of the mob was in that city the
other day , and he was pointed out to a re
porter of the same paper. The reporter
accosted the man and inquired as to the
truth of the affair as published.
"I'll tell you how it was , " said he. "My
wife and I had been quarreling over some
family matters , and I got mad. My moth
er-in-law was the cause of the trouble.
When we lived by ourselves we got along
all right , but the old woman is always
minding what ain't her business , and mak
ing trouble. Well , I got mad and hit at
somebody. I don't know if it was my wife
or not ; but I hit somebody. Then the
neighbors came in and had me arrested for
beating my wife. I was.tried . and convicted.
Of course I didn't have money enough to
pay my fine and costs , but some of my
friends loaned me money enough and I paid
up. Then when I went out a free man six ;
men with big blacksnake whips took me
out and whipped me. This made me mad.
II I hadn't paid my fine and costs I.
wouldn't have kicked , but I had paid and
ought to have went a freeman. They were
going to put a rope around my neck , but I
wouldn't let them get near enough. They
kept hitting me with their whips , and one
man hit me over the head with the butt
end of the whip several times. You see
this scar on my ear ? That was done then ,
and they left my legs all black and blue.
But I am going to get justice. I know
every man , and when " I catch them down
here I'll give it to 'em. It wouldn't do any
good for me to go up there and have them
arrested , because the whole town is against
me , but I'll catch some of them here at the
fair , and then they'll catch it. "
REPORTS from Otoe county indicate that
the apple crop will be small this year.
NOTWITHSTANDING the rainy weather the
Richardson county fair was a complete and
THE $3,000 race at the Omaha fair did
not take place until the last day , .owing to
the bad condition of the track.
A "SHTVAKIE" party visited a newly mar
ried couple in Schuyler and tho usual result
followed a general fight.
THE Normal school at Peru openened its
present term with the largest attendance
on record , there being 250 names enrolled.
SAFE blowers are getting in fine work at
Beatrice. John H. Van Steen , the lumber
dealer , lost $110 by this kind of rapid
money making the other night. The
thieves left a cigar on the desk with a piece
of paper near by. on which was written :
"We leave you a smoke , but no match.
Miss MAT PATRICK , of Lincoln , has had
James Sturgeon arrested on the serious
charge of rape.
HASTINGS gas works will bo in operation
a month before the specified time.
MESSRS. TAYLOR AND STRAUSE , of Hast-
ings , will at once commence the erection oi
a skating rink which will be in size 150x88.
It will be arranged so that in the summer
time it can be turned into a swimming pool.
THE city authorities of West Point r -
luse to grant license to peddlers.
liOUP county will vote at the general elec
tion on a proposition to issue $4,500 ol
county bonds to fund the floating indebt
THE reunion was successful in every way ,
especially in drawing together a large num
ber of veterans. Visitors came from Kan
sas , Missouri , and other states.
SEROT. D. L. BRAINARD , one o ! the seven
survivors of the Greely Arctic expedition" ,
ban been visiting with friends at Fremont.
THE Kearney Journal says the commit
tee of citizens who have been soliciting sub
scriptions for the Methodist college have
been successful in raising the requiro
A YOUNG man at Omaha while playing
cribbage in a gaming house a few nights ago
fell back in his chair and expired. Hear !
There were forty-six bands in camp n'
the Beatrice reunion with a total member
ship of 500 musicians.
A WILD , weird rumor , says the Beatrice
Express , was afloat on the streets for a
couple of days that a daring bank robbery
was committed Friday. The story wenl
that three masked men entered the bank
at 1 o'clock in the afternoon , "held up *
the cashier , scooped $18,000 into a bag ,
mounted their horses , and fled. Great ex
citement was occasioned by the rumor ,
but all attempts to run it down proved
THE people of Siding , seven mile's east o !
Fremont , are making efforts to secure a
THE waterworks committee at Fremont
have made a test for r water by driving a
well various depths to ascertain the quali
ty. A well was sunk to a depth of forty-
five feet , through one hard strata of clay ,
obtaining an abundant supply of pure soft
water. A chemical test ol this water will
be made in a short time and its purity ab
solutely determined before the work ol
securing water is completed.
BURGLARS effected an entrance into the
commission house of A. Turner at Hast ,
ings and removed $200 u orth of watches
and chains. There is no cine as to the bur
WHILEwaiting for his mail at the post-
office in Lincoln the o'ther day , J. S. Ed
wards was relieved of a fine gold watch. Ha
had been warned of pickpockets but a few
minutes before , and laughed heartily at the
idea of anyone getting into his pocket. He
was considerably taken back when he was
Forced to make the admission to the party
who had warned him of his loss.
THERE , are thirteen hotels in Hastings be-
ides any number of restaurants and board *
A STORY that lacks confirmation comes
from Beatrice to the effect that during re
union week. A thief had gone into a man's
vest and taken a pocketbook , and was in
the act of taking his watch when he was
detected. The victim whirled around ,
pulled a revolver and shot the thief dead.
The crowd gathered around , restored tha
stolen property to the owner , and carried
the dead pickpocket to a neighboring corn
field , where the body was left to rot.
THE Lincoln Journal mentions that an
old gentleman from the east in search of
land , run across a couple of real estate
agents who had some land out about six
miles which they could part with at $10an
acre. The old gentleman concluded to see
the land , and the otherday was fixed upon
as the time. It had been agreed that in
case of a sale , $250 should be paid down ,
and before starting the would-be purchaser
provided himself with the cash. When out
about six miles the agents ( ? ) held the old
man up for all he had , and compelled him
; o get out and hoof it to town while they
ASHLAND votes by a large majority in
avor of water works.
THE soap fakirs are reaping a rich harvest
ihroughout the state. They recently made
oi clean-up of $180 in Wayne.
THE Atkinson'Graphicsays it is rumored
hat a certain landlocator who resides
near that place , is about to be brought he-
ore the U. S. courts lor crookedness in pre-
THE odorous polecat walketh abroad in
; he vicinity of Atkinson , and the festive
ebickea occupies a very high roosfc.
THE Seneca silver cornet band hasinstrn
ments that cost $1,800.
A LARGE number of toughs put in an ap
pearance at Lincoln during fair week and
many arrests were made.
DOCK STACK , ol Broken Bow , lost a hand
by the accidental discharge of a gun.
THE republicans of Nuckolls county will
hold their convention October 12. The
basis of representation is one delegate for
every twelve votes and a fraction.
DAVID BATES , of Tullerton , purchased
bwo swarms of Italian bees a year ago last
spring. He now has fifteen heavy colonies , |
and sold this year a considerable quantity
of very nice honey.
A C./OD deal of complaint comes from
farmers whose watermelon patches have
been robbed. Parties should remember
that the law is very stringent , and any one
caught in such business is subject to a fine
of $20 or more , besides the owner of the
melon patch is justified in protecting his
premises , which means that the thief may
FOR the best display of fruit raised in
Nemaha county , a premium of $20 is of
fered by the county fair managers.
A YOUNG painter by the name of Cline
was stabbed in the back at Tekama at a
late hour the other night , receiving rather
a dangerous wound. Edward Faust , Orie
Eggleson and John Folsom were arrested
charged with the offense.
MR. NEVE , of Blair , who was the victim of
a gunshot wound some time ago , is again
able to be on the street.
SILAS.BALL . , Oakland's creamery man , is
turning out about 300 pounds per day , and
fiads ready sale for the product in New
J. C. HEDGE , of Clay county , received a
painful bullet wound in the left wrist while
Bitting with his family in his carriage on the
lair grounds at Center. Who fired the shot
is not known , but it is supposed to have
been one of some careless boys or rowdy
young men who were practicing at a mark
and sent a stray shot among the visitors
on the grounds.
DURING the state fair at Lincoln a Cass
county farmer had his pocket picked ol
THE first through stock train from Chad- ,
ron to Missouri Valley made the run or 44J
miles in eighteen hours.
MRS. PALMER , of Ashland , was relieved
of her pocketbook on the fair grounds a1
Lincoln by one of the light-fingered gentry.
MILOW WHITNEY , a verdant from LaSallo ,
HI. , was robbed of $800 by confidence
operators at Valentine.
CHADRON is playing itself for the cattle
mart of the state. The stock yards con *
tain G40 acres an even section ol land.
IT is reported that the U. P. railway will
commence work at Blue Springs in a very
short time. Their surveys cover a large
amount of improvements.
A. C. TURNER , one of the best citizens
and pioneers of Blue Springs , died at his
home there last week of blood poisoning.
He had suffered from this terrible disease
over eighteen months.
THE reform school at Kearney is the
latest to come to the front with a brass
JOHN BARRETT , a farmer , whose home is
near DeWitt , was examined by the Gage
county commissioners of insanity. He was
adjudged insane , and in the care of tho
sheriff was taken to the asylum. Barrett's
insanity was caused by worrying about
what he thought was his danger of becom
ing impoverished. He is a man of moans ,
and his trouble was altogether imaginary.
THE Beatrice Express says that Emma
Horn , wife of Aaron Horn , of * Sicily pre
cinct , near Wymore , has been bound over
to appear at the district court to answer
to the charge of murder in the second de
gree. It is said that by cruelty she caused
the death of her stepson , a little boy five
years old. The child died the other day.
The coroner was sent for and an inquest
held. The testimony showed that the
child had been beaten" , abused and starved ,
and had in everyway been subjected to the
most horrible treatment.
CHEYENNE county made a fine showing at
the state fair , presenting convincing evi
dence that it ia a first-class agricultural
THE state fair was a great success finan
cially as wells agriculturally. "The bes $
ever held" is the universal verdict.
ENGINEERS r.re locating the Belt line at
Omaha and the work of grading will be re
sumed at an early day.
MRS. J. B. OLIVER , of North Bend , is look
ing for her runaway boy , 15 years old.
AT one day of the state fair at Lincoln it
is estimated 45,000 people were on the
THE depot building at Bellevue was en
tered by burglars , but nothing was secured
except the agent's supply of cigars.
THE slaughter house belonging i to W. T.
Rickley & Bro. , at Columbus , was broken
into and hides to the value of $300 taken
therefrom. No clue to the thieves.
THERE is a move in Omaha to have
names of all the streets posted up , so tliat
strangers and residents alike will know
something of their whereabouts.
BUTLER COUNTY'S fair will be the last two
days in September and the first two in
THERE has been a continuous boom in
residence building in David City the past
two years , and indications are that it is
; oing to continue.
WANTED by Wayne , a lot of young people
for Wayne. At the present marriage rate
there will be none left by Christmas.
HARDY has just completed a handsome
$8,000 brick school house.
Dii'iHERiA has been making sad ravages
; n some portions of Butler county.
SEWARD COUNTY'S fairVill not be held un
til October 7 , 8 , 9 and 10. Extension of
time , it is thought , will result in a more
ALMOST A TRAGEDY.
A Reporter Sliot by a AVoman for Pub
lishing an OCensIic Item.
The Age office in Birmingham , Ala. , was
the scene of what came near proving a seri
ous tragedy , in which E. L. May , a reporter of
the Evening Chronicle , was attacked and
shot by a woman with a pistol. May had
published an item about the woman and her
husband , Mr. and Mrs. Tilco Morris , from At
lanta , being ejected from a boarding-house on
account of objectionable conduct by the wo'
man. He said both had left the town owing
a board bill of § 25 , and that it was reported
that the woman had shot a man In At'
lanta. Wales Wintofl , a reporter of the Age-
and May w ere in the office of The Age , w hen
Morris and wife drove to the office. They
sent : i messenger to Wilton to come down.
He declined. 'The couple then lelt their car
riage and went to the room in which were the
two young men. The chief of police who ap
prehended trouble , .accompanied them. Ar
riving at the door , Morris asked where May
could be found , and after some excited words
they left , and had been gone but a few min
utes , when the women returned alone. She
asked May who told him she had shot a man
In Atlanta , and before'anvone could interfere
she thrust a iJstol to his face and tired twice.
She was ouicldy disarmed. One bullet went
beneath the skin of May's forehead , coming
out after a course of two inches.
The second cut a track across the flesh ol
his chest Ntlther wound reached any vital
Dart May made no attempt to return the
fire , but tried toget out of the way. The
husband who was at the bottom of the stair *
when the firing began , ran down the street.
The couple were lodged hi jaL ! The woman ,
who Is quite handsome , and apparently 2a
years of age , seemed exultant over the shoot
THE BPECIdT BELfTEnr STSTE3Z.
Rules for the Guidance of Pontnutsters and
The following rules have.been issued for
the guidance of postmasters and postal
clerks in preparing for the dispatch of let
ters bearing special delivery stamps :
First When dispatched in direct or ex
press pouch frrom one postoffice or from a
railway postoffice to a postoffice , a sepa
rate package should be made when there
are five or , more letters. When there are
less than five letters they ohould be placed
together upon the outside of the letter
package , so as to be readily discovered by
the person opening the pouch.
Second When dispatched from a post-
office to a railway * postoffice or from one
railway postoffice to another , a separate
package should be made when there are
five or more of these letters addressed to
the same postoffice. When there are less
than five letters , they should be placed im
mediately under the label slip of a route or
. ] . . . , :
GENERAL NEWS AND NOTES.
Matter * of Interest Touched "Upon 6y Fresi
Veica Gatherer * . .
Mrs. Dr. Marshall ' , Mrs. Paul and a lady
friend were'drowned by a boat cap
sizing In Lake Tra verse during & Btorm
One body has been recovered.
"Walter H. Lennox Maxwell , the presumed
murderer of Preller , was taken Into the Cour
of Criminal Correction on the llth. By an
agreement between the counsel the case was
continued till October 19th , before which
time the grand jury will have an opportunity
to take the matter up.
Frank I. Jervis , a man of consideaable liter
ary note in England for many years , and an
editor well known for a time in America , and
in his latter years a familiar figure in news
paper , art and literary circles In Chicago ,
died at his residence there. He has run a
rather remarkable career. He was born In
Ramsey , Huntingtonshlre , England , In 1823.
He was a son of Rev. John Allen Jervis , pri
vate chaplain to the Earl of Chesterfield , and
Ylcar of Reptor , Derbyshire. He was educat
ed at the grammar school of Reptor , of which
he afterward became master. Mr. Jervis was
for many years editor of the Davenport ( la. )
Democrat. He went to Chicago in 1876.
At the coal miiioio .w..t&ai held at
Mouongahela City Sept. 15th It w as unani
mously resolved to demand three cents per
bushel for mining , and the otrlke ordered by
the Knights of Labor nowhas the hearty sup
port of both organizations. Heretofore the
two bodies have been acting separately , but
this action restores harmony and makes the
strike the most general ever attepted In that
section of the state.
A passenger train on the Kentucky Central
railroad , when going 0 miles per hour near
Lexington , left the track and fell down an
embankment. The engineer and fireman
were buried under the wreck. Many passen
gers were injured. The names and extent of
Injury are not yet ascertained.
Mrs. Emily Shenabarger , a widowwho late
ly came to Mansfield , Ohio , from Ashland ,
was Instantly killed by being run over by a
switch engine near the Union depot.
Hon. Bradbury C. Hill fell backwards from
his suiky on the track of the Woonsocket ag
ricultural society's fair grounds at Woon
socket , R. I. , breaking his neck. Deceased
was 60 years of age , and President of the Peo
ple's Savings Bank.
The bank at Harrisburg , Ohio , Messrs. Har
ris , Cook & Hcovilleproprietorshas assigned ;
liabilities , $74,000 ; assets about the same.
The latter includes $3,400 worth of the noted
Indiana township warrants which may b
The London Times notes the Tact that the
Chief Justice of the United States is in Lon
don , and states that the legal profession wll1
extend to Chief Justice "Waite that cnrdial re
ception given by Americans to Chief Justice
A City of Mexico dispatch savs : The Com
munistic uprising in the canton of Cordova
in the state of Vera Cruz , Is giving great con
cern to planters of that section. The Gover
nor of that state professes the ability to put
down the rebelswithout the aid of Federal
iroops. Planters hive armed the peons in
the affected locality. The rebels demand a
division of all property.
The note of Senor El Duagen , Spanish For
eign Minister to Prince Bismarck , claims
Spanish sovereignty over the Carolines on the
pround of discovery and exploration , mission
ary work , protection , recognition by the na
tives and the existence of Spanish trading
A Chinese loan of § 40,000,003 has been ne
gotiated at Paris and Berlin for the construc
tion of a railroad from Tokcr to Tungahowj
twelve miles south of Pekin. A Manchester
firm has obtained the contract for building
; he road.
Ten hundred and sixteen cases of cholera
and six hundred and twenty-five deaths were
reported Sept. 13th through Spain.
General DeCourcey , commanding the
French troops in Annam , telegraps the French
Minister of "War that Channing has been pro
claimed the new King of Annam , and entered
he Roval Palace Sent. 13th.
A fire at Cemeutville , near Milwaukee , des
troyed three large warehouses belonging tc
the Milwaukee cement company , with con
tents. The loss is 619,000 ; insurance $10,000.
The fire is believed to be the i\ork of an In *
During the racing at Carthage , 111. , eight
ioys climbed upon the roof "of the ampithe-
atre and took their station in acrowdopposrw
the judge's stand. Their weight thrown upon a
single cross-piece supporting the roof caused
It to give away and all were precipi
ated to the ground. Six of the boys were in
jured , and one Charles Peterson , it is thought
can hardly survive. Boards fell upon him
'racturing the skull and breaking the jaw'
Samuel B. French , a private banker IE
Milwaukee , assigned to George R. Brewery ,
his eon-In-law. Liabilities $65,000 and up
ward ; assets , $35,000. . No statement to cred-
tors can be obtained.
The large sugar works of the American
Glucose Co. , at Peoria , 111. , turned to thi
ground on the 12th , entailing a loss of $250 , "
)00. ) The flames oiiginated near the dry bone
kiln and driven by a high wind spread with
great rapidity. The heat was so intense tha
, lie firemen could scarcely approach the
milding. Some ninety men were employed
n the factory at the time barely escaped with
heir lives. The water supply was insufficient
o cope with the flames. The amount of in
surance is not known yet. The loss is $250 , .
000. The insurance is held by eastern firms
and the amount is not known. It Trill , how
ever , fall far short of the loss.
The winery and distillery of the Fresno-
Vineyard Co. , at Fresno , CaL , burned. Loss ,
A special from Sherman Texas , says that a
erious accident occurred four and one-half
miles west , on the Texas Pacific railroad. Two
coaches of the passenger train left the track
and were overturned. A relief party visited
he scene of the accident add brought the
wounded passengers to Sherman. . Mrs. Wolff
of Dodd City died of her injuries shortly after
the accident The injured are : Mrs. 6. Fon'
ee of Sherman ; Mrs. Pourdom , of Hamilton ;
Mrs. Young , of Tioga ; G. J. Vallard and son ;
J. W. Vallard ; H. W. Robinson , Belles Sta
tion , S. Bhipten , Brookston , Fanning county :
Jev. G. Harris , of Boaquee county. Mr.
Shlpten was seriously injured about the head
and bad all his teeth knocked out It is not
bought that any of the &bove sustained fata ]
njurles , but all were more or less painfully
lurt The accident Is believed to nave been
caused by a broken axle.
The director general of the North , Centra'
and South American exposition at New Or
leans , states that the buildings , groundsetc. ,
are now ready for the reception of exhibits ,
and exhibitors are requested to forward arti
cles at once.
The Miami University , an old t'me ' institrt
Ion of learning at Oxford , Ohio , was reo e ed
after being closed for a period of twentj
years. The college was founded in 1787. Gov
Dennison , Gov. 0. P. Morton , Whitelaw Rei < ]
and other distinguished citizens of the west
are among Its number.
A few days ago Miss Adelaide Richardson ,
teacher of physics in Mount Holyoke Semina
ry , while lying on her bed punctured one o :
the arteries In her neck with a lancet , produ
cing instant death. Dr. Richardson was a
graduate of Ann Arbor medical college , age <
47 and unmarried. For years she had sufferei
from head disease.
Honoring In a Fitting Manner the Memory
of Their Old Commander.
Tho following general order has been
HEADQUARTERS OP THE ARSIY OP THE RE
PUBLIC. OFFICE OP THE ADJUTANT GENERAL ,
WASHINGTON General order No. G : Believ
ing it to be the general desire ol the mem
bers ol the Grand Army of the Republic
that a monument should be erected to their
departed comrade , General U. S. Grant ,
which will testify forever their alfection for
him as a comrade , and fitly symbolize their
appreciation of his great services to our
country , in whose behalf they , with him ,
periled their lives and offered their all , I
rleem it proper , not as clothed with official
authority in that regard , but as discharg
ing a duty which I am invited by the united
voice o ! my comrades to invoke their favor-
r/jlo consideration and action upon the
following plan and suggestion :
First That a sum of money equal to a
contribution of fifteen centspercapita from
each member of the Grand Army of the Re
public in good standing be raised for the
purpose named ; that for the purpose of
certainty and expedition the amount ap
propriated from post funds to be reim
bursed by donations of individual com
rades or in such manner as each post may
Second That to suitably mark the event
and to evidence for all time the equal share
of all comrades of the Grand Army of tho
Republic in this work of commemoration ,
neatly written rolls be prepared on blanks
to be furnished from the national head
quarters , which shall contain the name ,
rank , regiment arid post of each donor ,
these to be returned to the national head
quarters , bound into volumes and properly
cared for , and that provision be made to
[ urnish each post with lithographic or
other suitable form of engraving of the fin
Third That a committee , tobeherealter
named , shall , in conjunction with the na
tional council of administration , take into
consideration and determine the form of
monument to be adopted , the place of ita
erection and other necessary details.
Fourth All moneys donated for this
purpose to be forwarded through depart
ment headquarters to the quartermaster-
; eneral and by him specially deposited to
the grai d post of the Grant monument ,
under rules to be prescribed by the nation
al council of administration.
It has been suggested that honorably dis
charged soldiers and sailors not members
of our organization be permitted to join
with us in this most grateful duty. Let all
such who are worth ybe invitedfirst , of all ,
to stand in the ranks of the Grand Army.
3ur self imposed task is the erection of a
monument which shall avoid all exaggera-
; ion or motive of display and shall be in
seeping with the simplicity of the life and
iharacter of our great leader , of such in-
: rinsic excellence as shall commend it to
; he care of the nation , and thus , through
all succeeding generations , be our memorial
rs well as a monument to his fame. On
) chalf of his comrades everywhere , the
commander-in-chief feels authorized to de
clare that , whilst determined to erect a
monument to our dead commander which
shall be solely by our o\yn contribution ,
nevertheless they view with gratification
md will aid to the extent of their ability
; he patriotic efforts put forth to do him
lonor. By command of
S. S. BURDETT ,
JOHN CAMERON ,
Git AND SHOW OF FAT PEOPZE.
Queer Assemblage of Stout Frealx in a Chi
The second annual fat people's conven
tion , under the auspices of a local dime
museum company , says a Chicago dispatch ,
was called to order at their south side show-
hall Sunday morning. Mr. Kehl exhibited
great wisdom in solectipg his able assistant ,
Mr. Purnell , as his connoisseur of fleshy
beauty , as the assemblage of avordupois
rivals any that lias ever been seen in this
country. When the expectant spectator
enters the curiosity hall be is confronted by i
the sleeping children , Miss Flossie , aged 4
years , and Miss Lulu , aged G. The former
weighs 125 pounds and the latter carries
around 208 pounds of flesh. Both are
dressed in red and there is color enough in
their garments to paint an ordinary-sized
town. They come from Shugron , Mich. ,
and their mother , who accompanies them ,
weighs but 120 pounds. Miss Josie , the
Leavitt streetbeauty.is a local production
weighing 422 pounds and who is a credit to
Chicago enterprise. The lady appeara in a
charming robe , the front breadth of which
iias been culled from a crazy quilt. She
dresses her hair in the Japanese style , and
would make a great hit as Yum Yum in
"The Tikado. " By her side sits 396
pounds of Chauncey Moreland , who cornea
bv the car load from Indianapolis. These
two are said to be smitten with one an
other , and Mr. Kohlis trying hard to make
Peter and Ella Bauyon , the Prussian
twins , who hail from southern Illinois ,
ilant their 9GO pounds on the next plat-
'orm. Peter weighs 470 pounds , while Ella
tips the hay scales at 490. She would
make a splendid sinker. Eva Hanright is
another production , and she affects a deli
cate blue satin robe that makes her look
like a patch of yesterday's sky. She is a
335 pounder. Her platform is shared by
Dick James , the Ohio Jumbo boy. Ha
weighs 504 pounds , and he looks it.
Further along there is Fred Howe , a thir
teen-year-old Kentuckian , who is proud ol
lis 325 pounds. His setting is formed by
Mrs. Primrose on the one side and Mrs.
Jennie Porter on the other. The former ia
'rom the North Side. She does not "hand
some" very much , but she does look real
; ood. When she passed under the wire her
weight was not taken. Mrs. Porter is an
other local product , and she boasts of her
320 pounds. This aggregation of fleshy
talent sits around on the platforms and
enjoys itself notwithstanding tha Indian
summer weather. They all look happy ,
and it is certainly worth a visit to take a
look at their broad smiles and far-reach
THE wise man telletb. Ms love , but
he fooUsh man miteth his in a letter.
A BZACK TENT.
A Cold-Blooded Tragedy in Cheyenne Coun
tyeb. . Murdered With an Ax.
Sidney ( Neb. ) special to the Omaha Her
ald : Cheyenne county has to report the-
blackest and most cold-blooded tragedy in
her history. Only two weeks ago a small
farmer named James Pinkston and his son , .
John Pinkston , located a homestead on '
Middlojcreek , ttventy-eight miles northwest/ /
ol here. Wednesday night father and sons
were murdered in the small tent they had
put up. for a lodging place. The facts in
detail are as follows :
When the Pinkstons located on Middle-
creek they took into their employ a man
named Jim Rennolds. Yesterday the whole-
section of country was startled by the in
formation of the double murder , brought
in by Rennolds.
Lee Nunn , a neighbor of the dead Pinks-
tons , accompanied Rennolds to town. The-
story as given to Nunn by Rennolds was
that Wednesday night about 8 o'clock ,
whilehe was seated at supper with the-
Pinkstons , two tramps disguised with
blackened faces entered the tent and passed
around a bottle of brandy. After some-
conversation one of the tramps steeped
out doors , picked up an old ax , and Blip }
ping quietly back , struck old man Pinkstpn
at the base of the skull twice , killing him
instantly. The tramps then assailed young :
Pinkston , who also received a death blow ,
breaking his skull. Tho other tramp held
a pistol over Rennolds , who begged not to-
The unknown men then robbed their vic
tims , procuring only $5. The murderers
then hitched up the Pinkston's team , put
the bodies in the wagon , and carried them
to a sand draw about a mile and a half
distant , compelling Rennolds to assist
them. The bodies were covered with sand.
The murderers then returned to tho tent ,
unhitched the horses , set fire to the tent
and told Jlennolds ho had better skip out.
He did so. They left on foot , going in a.
northerly direction. Rennolds immediately
jumped on a horse and rode to the nearest
neighbor , Lee Nunn , whom he apprised of
what had happened.
Nunn advised him to notify the author
ities in the morning , as it was too dark to-
make a search for the murderers. In the-
morning they arrived here.
On the way into town Rennolds stopped
his horse suddenly and got on the ground.
He said : "Lee , see what I found , " expos
ing a roll of greenbacks. He said if he went
into town with so much money he might
be suspected , and wanted Nunn.to take the-
nioney. Nunn refused.
p When they reached town Rennolds was.
asked if he had any money. He said : "No ,
not a cent. " He told so many contradic
tory stories , however , that it was deemed
advisable to arrest him. Special Deputy
Charles Tragnitz searched him and found
about $40 in one pocket. Thedeputy then -
told him to take off his boots. Rennolds
did so reluctantly , and a bloody pocket-
book containing about$15 was found. He-
was then placed in jail.
Coroner Moore and Deputy Tranitz , ac
companied by Lee Nunn and many citizens ,
repaired to the scene of the murder , and
summoned a jury. Everything painted to-
Rennolds as the guilty party. The pocket-
book and money were identified as belong i '
ing to the Pinkstons. The jury deliberated
only a few minutes , and returned a verdict
that the deceased , James and John Pink
ston , came to their deaths from blown of a
blunt instrument on the back of their !
heads , supposed to be an axe , inflicted by
James Rennolds , felonously and malici
Thirvictims' remains were brought here.
They present a horrible appearance , show
ing what they imibt have suffered. They
were buried this evening.
A.UIIIIU ! erecting ludiamiiioli oT the Association * . at
The National Mexican Veteran's Associa-
ion continued its session at Indianapolis ,
Sept. ISth. The officers were elected and th&
committees on resolutions made extended re-
lorts whice were adopted. Among other res- '
olutions were the following : .
Jtexolvcd , That we still hope that congress
vhich has hitherto tailed to recogui/e tueser-
ices of the soldier , sailors and marines of the
Mexican war , will at no distant day , do jus-
ici ; by them all by giving them such punsioa
as behts their services and as will save man-
of them irom want and sulferinirs torn of' '
wanr , comlurt and cheer their last days by aa-
uruuccs that they are not wholly lorgotteu
> y theirtcouutry.
Jiiau > eei , That whatever claims these vet-j
ran survivors of the war witu Me.vieo may
have Uon their country , stand u on graunus
o peculiar ia respect to the time aiid circum-
tances m which they originated as to fairly
utitle them to the consideration of Congress
upon their own merits.
The President ot ttie association was em-
10.\ered to take charge of the resolutions
: onternm j cnsions and bring the subject'
hereof to the attention of the rcS-dent and
Congre s at the earliest possihle day.
In the evening the veterans sat down to a
unquct at the ( .iraml Hotel. Taules were
pread lor 2 M persons , and the scats were
marly all tilled. \ ice 1'res dent Ilendrkks
va5 umonjr the speakers of the evening and
esp niied tj the toabt "The President ttie
\orthy Magistrate of the Rej.uoJi. . " Mr. f
leiulneks conhned himself to detinin ther
utie ? , power and responsibilities ot t-ie Pres
ident as laid doun l y"the Constitution , and'
concluded by saying : "These enormous
power ? , duties anu resj onsibilities now rest
uponMr. . Cleveland. Jt is the occasion of
universal congratulation that he is strong
enouu and brave enough to stand up st.-atir
ly anil bear them. ' ' Tn'e next meeting will be
held at Des .Moiuea in Se t. ,
An Important Decision by the Supremo
Court Hearing on the Matter.
The supreme court of Indiana delivered
an opinion of direct interest on the town
ship order question. Justice Elliott gave
the decision in the case of the Union School
township of Montgomery county vs. the
First National bank. The court says :
"We are clear that the trustee of a school
corporation is a special agent of very lim
ited authority. Not only is he a special
agent , but he is onewhoseauthority is only
such as a public statute confers upon him.
It is perfectly obvious that one who deals
with a school trustee must at hia
peril ascertain that the trustee ia
acting within his authority. It is incum
bent upon a person seeking to hold the cor
poration liable for a debt created by the
trustee , in the name of the corporation , to I
affirmatively show that it was one he had
authority to incur. It is true thatwehavtft
held that where the money received o > V
notes executed in the name of the school
corporation went to pass for property
actually received by it , the person advanCj ,
ing the money would be subrogated to the
c'aims of the person who actually furnished
the property , but we have steadily held
that only in cases where the school cor
poration actually received the property
purchased that subrogation could take
place. It is well known that subrogation
arises not by contract but by force of
equitable principles , and only in cases
where good conscience requires that it
should take place in order to prevent in-
" 'stice. "
A CENTURY plant The burial of a
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