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- THETEIBUNE. .
F. M. & E. M. , Pubs.
McCOOK , NEB
EBWS OF NEBRASKA
KING CORN nf NEBRASKA. Superintendent
Lane of the census has just completed the
compilation of the returns made by the
census enumerators , of the corn crop of
1884. The result is given below by coun
ties , and the crop of 1879 is also given by
j ay of comparison. The crop of 1885 is
estimated to be five per cent greater in
yield and ten per cent greater in acreage
than that of 18S4 , which would make the
crop this year about 150,000,000 bushels.
COUNTIES. 1884. 1879.
Adams 3,034,990 900,806
Antelope 1,220,425 228,300
"Elaine s Not formed.
TJoone l,2G5,257i 248,715
3Jrown 185,329 Not formed.
Uuffalo 1,736,332 369,907
Butler. 3,942,109 1,640,046
Cass . 5,133,325 4,412,032
Cedar. . (547,192 217,161
Cheyenne. . . . 2,000 '
Cherry . 52,540'Not formed.
Clay . 3,724,665 1,533,821
, Colfax . 1,691,640 816,977
Cuming . , 1,930,956 380,413
duster. . 1,064,770 34,315
-Dakota . , 951,601 496,645
Dawes . , 1,000 Not formed.
Dawson . 508,239 143,361
Dixon . 920,150 320,608
Dodge . 3,518,896 2,374,492
Douglas . 1,691,505 1,696,822
Dundy . 5,003 s
Tillmore . 3,629,342 1,893,944
Tranklin . 820,906 511,347
Frontier . 99,373 5,165
Pumas- . 540,504 236,495
Gage . 6,273,432 1,990,835
Garfield . 53,797 Not formed.
jGosper. . 361,480 32,325
.Greeley . 296,379 70,830
kail . 1,683,852 644,864
Hamilton. . . . 2,319,473 1,041.003
Harlan . 587,950 392,649
Hayes . 12,620 545
Hitchcock. . . . 15,585 2,150
Holt . 836,657 88,121
Howard . 690,450 300,860
Jefferson . 3,012,956 853,210
Johnson . 4,676,612 2,166,868
Kearney . 1,157,878 342,760
Keya Paha. . 105,909 Not formed.
Keith . 10,000
Knox . 587,069 106,496
Lancaster. . . . 6,811,172 4,128,866
Lincoln . 185,119 1,195
Logan . 9,465 Not formed.
Loup . 107,794Not ! formed.
Madison . 1,558,311 646,105
ferrick . , 1,110,357 583,731
Nance . , 1,051,717 30,600
Ncmaha . . 3,291,839 2,942,770
Nuckolls . . . . . . . 2,446,337 499,698
Otoe . 4,538,150 3,591,019
Pawnee . 2,257,154 1,516,879
Phelps . 755,221 122,490
JPierce . 345,480 64,610
IPlatte . 2,283,863 920,140
Polk . 2,968,742 1,276,956
Richardson. . . 4,930,525 3,931,837
Red Willow. . . 256,973 54,412
Saline . 4,567,613 2,310,851
Sarpy . 1,562,086 1,584,880
Saunders . 6,348,530 4,108,655
Seward . 5,388,189 2,499,888
Sheridan . 3,696 Not formed.
Sherman . 634,317 107,013
Sioux . o 575
Stanton . 549,634 143,715
Tljnyer. . 2,063,951 493,608
Valley . 440,073 87,656
Washington- 2,799,071 2,326,329
Wayne . e583OGO 86,205
"Webster . 1,955,496 711,273
Wheeler. . 75,884 18,890
York . 3,766,644 2,075,243
Unorganized. 0 13,275
Total 129,494,387 65,450,135
sNo corn crop reported.
THE OFFICE or COUNTY CLERK. There ap
pears to be considerable discussion of late
over the present office of county clerk. It
is claimed by some that the decision of the
supreme court upon the act of a last win-
ter'r legislature dividing the duties of this
office between the recorder of deeds and
county clerk does not directly pass upon
this questionable statute. They say inas
much as this has not been done the ques
tion is still anopen one , and the law yet
may lead to a division of the duties of this
office. It will be remembered that the act
relative to this office provided that in
counties of over 15,000 inhabitants , there
should be a recorder of deeds and a county
clerk. The duties of the former official
were were to record all instruments which
by law should be made matters of record.
When the act had passed both houses am
had came to the engrossing clerk , that dig
nitary caused it to scad 1,500 instead of
15,000 inhabitants and with this error the
bill became a law. It was always con
tended by the able lawyers throughout
the state that the law would not be
held good by the supreme court. It
"was a matter of considerable con-
tern to the county clerks in the smaller
counties , for should the law be held good
neither of the offices would be desirable. An
amicable suit was accordingly brought in
the supreme court to test the question.
Proceedings in mandamus were instituted
against the county commissioners of Nance
county to compel them to insert in the elec
tion proclamation that the office of re
corder of deeds was to Ijf filled. The de
fense interposed was thjj. the statute was
not a good one and accordingly could not
be enforced. Hoii. Walter J. Lamb , who
represented the county clerks of several
counties appeared before the supreme court
and filed an extensivebrief as well as argued
the cause at length. That , body , however ,
refused to allow the writ praj-ed for for the
reason that the applications was based
upon a statute which in fact never had any
existence. This cause was decided October
9th and the opinion has never yet been
This decision meets with the general ap
proval of attorneys and , so far as can be
learned , no counties have elected a recorder
ol deeds. Omaha Republican.
SUPERIOR'S new hotel is nearly ready for
THE Kearney postoffice has been moved
into a new building.
RUMOR has it that the B. & M. will build
a large depot at Hastings.
PALLS CITY has contracted for gas and tho
erection of water works.
THE opening of Burnett's new hotel was
celebrated by a grand ball.
THOMAS POWERS bos started an exten
sive feeding ranch near Sutton.
is a decrease of 20,163 acres , and an in
crease of § 78,581 in the proceeds.
PLAINVIEW'S new school building is de
layed lor want of timber to arrive.
A MUSICAL , convention will be held ir
David City some time the present month.
ELI PERKINS will talk to the people of
Falls City , Humboldt , York and other Ne
THE Auburn Post says the price paid for
some votes in that place on election day
was five dollars.
NINETY births occurred in Douglas county
for the month of October. Of these 53
were male and 37 female.
ROBBERS have been operating on a bank
safe in South Auburn , but were not success
ful in securing any wealth.
McNEALY , a Union Pacific brakeman , on
trial at Omaha charged with attempted
rape , was fined $50 and costs.
A NEW democratic paper is about to be
established at Broken Bow. J. F. Bellinger
will be at the head of the enterprise.
AN Omaha company is about to pro
vide that city with additional rapid transit
facilities in the way of a cable railway.
SILAS W. CONDON , of Omaha , has been
found guilty of embezzling mail matter and
will go over the roao for a term of years.
HENRY SHEDD , the law and order mayor
of Hastings , was arrested for betting on
the election. He was fined $10 and costs.
IRA DAVENPORT , the recent republican
candidate for governor of New York , is the
owner of a large amount of land in Wayne
A LADY near Ex.etcr took a dose of what
she supposed was cough elixir , but which
proved to be aconite. She died in a few
JAMES HALL , of Omaha , an old man 75
years of age , is mysteriously missing. Foul
play , suicide and cold-blooded murder are
IT is said that wolves are becoming very
numerous in the northern part of Gage
county and are committing-numerous dep
MRS. SINCERE , of Omaha , the victim of a
gasoline explosion , died from her injuries.
The daughter , though seriously burned , will
R. C. GUTHRIE , ex-marshal of Omaha , who
served a brief term in the state prison for
crookedness in office , will again take up his
residence in that city.
A WASHINGTON special snys the newly-
appointed receiver of the Beatrice land
office Laving failed to secure a bond , a new
appointment will probably be made.
A BEATRICE gentleman of wealth is in cor
respondence with members of the board of
trade of that city , with a view to building a
large packing house there next season.
BY the explosion of gasoline in Omaha
the other day Mrs. Sincere and her daugh
ter were seriously burned , the former so
badly that fears are entertained for her
, THE friends of James Burke , in Omaha ,
who is serving a sentence in the peniten
tiary at Lincoln for the murder of August
iVcil , in 1878 , are trying to secure a par-
B. W. RYAN AND DR. PALMER , of Blair ,
vho have been on a visit to Sheridan
: ounty , have returned lioine with an ex-
ilted idea of the agricultural resources of
that section of Nebraska.
THE state treasurer has received $34-
T59.12 , the apportionment of the United
States for the census. Not one cent of in-
ibtedness was found against the state to
je deducted from this sum.
AN Omaha prize fighter , while fooling with-
i pistol shot off one of his fingers. If it had
jeen the prize fighter's head , the loss would
lot have been severely felt , at least by the
jctter class of the community.
THE project of building a cable street rail
vay is being agitated at Omaha. A meet-
ng of capitalists was held and it is under-
itood that arrangements were made to
> egin active building without delay.
THE editor of the Arlington Defender is
rrathy because on Hallow'een night the
> oys hung a beer keg to the front door of
lis office. What appears to trouble him
: he most is the fact that the keg was empty.
A MAX considerably under the influence
> f liquor went to bed in a Lincoln hotel ,
trst blowing out the gas , whether with
uicidal intent or not "is unknown. The
scapinggas was smelled in time to rescue the
MOLIJE MOHAN , of Douglas county , lia
( ecome insane and it is thought will have
o be taken to the asylum. Her mother ,
lowever , will bo given an opportunity by
he county commissioners to try the ex-
leriment of a home cure.
WASHINGTON special : The following patents
rere issued for Nebraska : Theodore Bay-
hoffcr , of Shelby , scissors ; J. T. Eden , of
> dell , wind wheel ; C. N. Newcomb , of Oma-
a , loom shuttle ; Andrew Rosewater , of
) maha ; automatic flush tank.
AT a meeting of the Fremont Shakespeare
Hub , a preamble and resolutions were
dopted in respect to Rev. John Mc-
lamara , D. D. , whose death recently oc-
urred at North Platte , and who was one of"
lie original founders of the club.
CHARLES LESLIE , who was shot by H. L.
'owell at Florence , Douglas county , last
reek , the physicians say will probably die.
? he ball passed through the lower lobe of
he right lung. Powell claims that the
hooting was done in self-defense.
A BOSTON dispatch says the statement of
he land si fcs of the Union Pacific railway
ar October shows gross sales of 178,315
cres. The gross proceeds were $558,782 ,
rhich , compared with October of last year ,
A COUPLE of horse-thieves who have been
Derating in the vicinity of Cliadron were
aptured at Valentine. They are both
oung men , and one of them is quite well
: nown in Valentine , where he has hereto-
ore borne a good reputation ,
THE innocent toy pistol , says a Red
Houd paper , claimed a victim in that city.
! am. Miller while playing with one of them
eceived a severe wound in one of his hands ,
le has sworn off on toy pistols and all
ither boys should do likewise , or their
larents for them.
S. BROWN , living fifteen miles west ol
'amp Clarke , on the north side of the
iver , in Cheyenne county , had the misfor-
une to have his barn burned last week ,
lis household goods were in the barn at
he time , as he had not yet built a house.
WHILE a party of emigrants were "on the
nove , " near Dorchester , one of the num-
jer , a little boy of five years , fell out of the
ragon and one of the front wheels passed
iver his stomach. The wagon was heavily
ouded , and how the little one escaped from
death it is Hard to understand. His chances
for recovery are considered favorable.
S. M. WELCH , brakeman on tho Fullerton
branch , had a narrow escape last week
while making a coupling at Genoa. The
cars were loaded with lumber , some of
which projected from the ends of the cars.
In dodging to escape tho collision his head
was caught between two boards and the
bones of the upper jaw badly crushed.
THE Sidney Telegraph says that General
Morrow has been instructed to ascertain
the names of the persons who have been
cutting wood 611 the timber reservation on
Lawrence fork , thirty miles from Sidney ,
and also the names of persons who have
been purchasing such wood , and to enter
criminal prosecution against them in the
United States courts.
Miss ADA BITTENBENDER , of Lincoln , says
the Auburn Granger , the only woman who
has been admitted to the bar as a practic
ing attorney in Nebraska , was in town , at
tending district court , Monday. Mrs. Bit-
tenbender is counsel for plaintiff in a case
against the saloons of Tecumseh , in which
case a change of venue was taken to Nema-
ha county. The case will be called at an
VAL DEWEIN , of Ouster county , was
thrown from a horse and sustained a frac
ture of his left leg below the knee. His foot
caught in the stirrup and he was dragged
about sixty yards before it pulled loose.
In addition to his broken limb he also sus
tained very serious internal injuries bj'
being dragged and kicked , and it is fearec
his injuries may result fatally.
A HASTINGS dispatch says : The delegates
to Kansas City in the interest of the new
northwest road returned to-day , and have
been successful in securing the road for
Hastings. Two of the commissioners , A.
D. Young and C. IT. Dietrich , have been
placed on the board of directors. The
road has been chartered under the name oi
the Kansas City , Wyandotte , Hastings &
Northwestern. Work on the road com
mences in a short time.
C. H. ELLIOTT , formerly of Rockford , 111. ,
but for three years past a resident ol
Omaha , went into the spolico station in the
latter city a few days ago and wished to
give himself up , insisting that he was a mur
derer , the act having been committed twen
ty-nine years ago in the Illinois town before
named. He was locked up , being held for
examination as to his sanity , not as to his
guilt or innocence.
JOHN MOORC , sent to the penitentiary
from this county under sentence of one
year's imprisonment , says the Weeping
Water Republican , was flischarged the other
day , after ten months of his sentence had
been completed , and was imriiediately ar
rested by the sheriff of Gage county , and
taken to Beatrice and lodged in jail. He
was wanted on an indictment for forgery ,
and will remain in confinement at Beatrice
until the next term of the district court.
Forgery was the crime for which Moore
was sent up by the authorities of Cass
DR. V. T. McGiLLicuDY , who is in charge
of the Pine Ridge Indian agency , arrived in
Omaha the other day. He told a reporter
that he had been informed that he was
going to be supercedcd , but that he did not
intend to retire without making a fight in
behalf of his administration of the affairs
at the agency. He thought that several
Indian measures would come up at the next
session of congress , among them being the
one to transfer the control of the Indians
to the war department.
SENATOR VAN WVCK has given his opinion
of the proposed Omaha and Northwestern
railway thus : "As a state institution I am
interested in it. I think the road will be a
jood thing for Omaha as well as the coun
try through which it will be built. The ten
dency of trade is eastward and westward of
course , and this , with the present railway
arrangements , I presume , throws nearly
2verything to Sioux City and Chicago. But
the building of this road will certainly alter
this and bring the trade to Omaha. Yes , I
think the road is a good scheme and one
that should be built at once. "
OF THE WIRES.
' Ex-Gov. Click , of Kansas , has accepted
the pension agency at Topeka.
Senator Cloonan , of Chicago , is said toas-
lire to the Galway consulship.
Chicago Knights of Labor repudiate the
iction of the dynamiting Knights in St.
Colonel Sumner has reached Fort Reno
vith one hundred Oklahoma boomers and
The Egyptian obelisk in Central park ,
tfew York , was given a coating to arrest the
vork of decay.
John McCullough , the tragedian , expired
n Philadelphia from paralysis in the mus-
: les of the neck.
The apple crop of Niagara county , N. Y. ,
; his year is estimated at 800,000 barrels ,
he largest yield ever known.
Excavations recently made in an Indian
nound in Coles county , Illinois , developed
lie remains of one hundred human beings.
A bitter controversy has arisen in Eng-
and and Scotland on the question of dises-
ablishing the church , to which scheme no
ess than 480 liberal candidates for parlia-
nent are pledged.
The bridge about to be built across the
Tudson river at Storm King mountain will
IB 225 feet high. It will give the Erie road
lirect connection with the Harlem and the j
7ew England lines.
At a convention of the North western Rat-
? rap Manufacturers' association in Chica-
o the reports showed that tlie rat-trap in-
lustry is considerably depressed , and that
here is considerable cutting in prices.
A party of four girls and two boys yent
nto the woods of Webster county , j > . , to
ather nuts. They were assa'jred by
ramps , who nearly killed the lad ] , andbore
he young ladies to a thicket and murdered
hem all. Citizens who turned out in search
Jentified and killed two of the tramps , and
.re in hopes of despatching their accoin-
Governor Long , of Massachusetts , is one
if the brightest after-Tinnier speakers.
A census shows 3,000,000 skeletons in
Imt closet in Paris , the Catacombs.
A nightingale that sings a charming song
B a $ < 55 toy in Paris.
To iut on oytter. Fays a pnstronouii
luthority , is to make it indigestible.
WRECKED Iff 23E AX0RY TV IKES.
Additional Intelligence Concerning the Dis
aster on Lake Superior A Scene of Terror
on the Alaotna.
The following account of Iho steamship
ditaster is given in a special from Port
At 4:15 a. m. Saturday there was a vio
lent snow storm , thesea was running moun
tain high and the Algoma was tossed about
like a cork.
Suddenly , while the ship was being
brought about , she struck tho rocks known
as Greenstone Point , on the Isle Royal ,
about fifty miles from Port Arthur and one
mile from Patsage Island lighthouse , which
has been abandoned since the first insfc.
After striking the first time the boat forged
ahead , being driven by the wind.
A second shock occurred shortly after the
first. The vessel then struck the reef vio
lently at the foreside of the boiier , and she
immediately commenced to break up.
Mott of the passengers and a number of
the crew were in bed at the time. The
water poured in through the broken vessel
and over her bulwarks , putting oub tho
fires in the furnaces , and extinguishing the
Screams of women and children wercheard
above the fury of the storm. The crew hur
ried hither and thither in the darkness , but
their efforts were of little avail.
In less than twenty minutes the entire
forward part of the boat was carried away ,
together with the cargo and human freight.
Several persons clung to the rigging and to
a life line the captain had stretched along ,
but they were soon swept away by the
roaring waves. The stern of the'boat was
steadily pushed upon the rock , and those
who were not too much exhausted with
fatigue and benumbed by cold , crept to the
after-steerage and sought its welcome shel
Less than an hour after striking all was
over , and but fifteen out of over fifty were
s aved. The survivors remained from tho
time of the disaster 4:15 : o'clock Saturday
morning until Monday morning exposed
to the weather with but Ifttle food and
clothing. Nearly everything had been
washed away. Then they were sighted by
some fishermen who cfime to their rescue.
After taking thesurvivorsfrom the doomed
vessel and placing them on Isle Royal ,
where a fire was kindled for their comfort ,
the fishermen went out and intercepied the
Arthabaska , which was coming into the
channel ten miles away.
Cajit. Foote immediately put about and
took the sufferers on board and they were
subsequently taken to Winnepeg. The
dead bodies of Frost and Emerson were
brought in on the Arthabaska.
Following are the names of the lost , so
far as known :
William Higgins , merchant , Winnipeg.
Mrs. Dudgeon , of Owen Sound , and two
Erviti Frost , wife and child , of Owen
Douglas Charles Buckingham , Hillier.
Louis Zimmerman , Port Arthur.
G. Emerson , Ramsgate , England.
"William Mulligan , Meaford , Ont.
Thomas Snelling , waiter.
John Scott , L. Bates and Ballan
tyne , deckhands.
Mrs. Shannon , ladies' maid.
Gill , of Markdale , Out.
Thomas McKenny , Henderson and
McClinton , waiters.
\KARD FACTS FOR SOCIALISTS.
Prof. Stunner Addresses Them on the Rela
tions of Capital and Labor.
Prof. William G. Sumner was invited by
the Equal Rights debating club of New Ha
ven , C't. , to talk on capital and its relation
tolalof. He addressed about seventy of
them. The organization is a socialistic
one , nearly all of its members being ram
pant socialists , who are monthly harangued
by Herr Most. They believe there is no re
lation between capital and labor , and when
the Yale professor tried to prove to them
that there was they got very excited , some
of the speakers showering personal abuse
on him. At the outset Prof. Sumner said :
I don't come here as a volunteer speaker.
If you don't believe what I have to say it
will be true all the same. I don't care to
lay down any doctrines. Let these social
istic schools go on. Each vill hold the
other down. Karl Marx's doctrine ,
that all value is due to labor , is
False. Nobody can be a boss without
money , without capital. One who has the
capital has an immense advantage of the
atliers , and has the whole world at his feet.
Hie other fellows are worse off than wild
beasts. Without capital no one can bear
jp. Suppose a lot of the us set out to walk
to Hartford. Suppose we all have the
same capacities , "and all agree t o get there ,
together. Now , the worst walkers of the
, ot can set the pace for every man in that
: aravan. People talk about men being
lown and of equality among all. There is
10 such thing as equality among men.
Sow , these socialistic schemes have for the
; nd the destruction of all who have capital ,
[ n that respect they are like a pack of
volves. I saw an advertisement two years
igo which said that all those who wanted
: o get higher wages must go to a certain
) lace. Now that was what I wanted.
! went there. They called themselves
; he sovereigns of industry. A man
: amc around and asked $2 of
: ach of us. I went out , for I wasn't look-
ng for that sort of men. I went down to
icar Herr Most the other night. He told
is we must all .arm ourselves with swords.
, Vhat for ? To kill each other. What was
here to gain in that ? I didn't want to kill
uiy one , nor I didn't want to be killed.
) ynamite resolutions don't make capital ,
ind if any one says anything can be made
ixcept by brains and grit , and self-denial he
s our enemy.
Prof. Sumner was then cross-examined
in his subject. A German sitting near him
vas told that the socialists ne-er could
ise , because they have no capital. The
nan got very excited , and said the profes-
or knew better. If not , they would show
lim some time what they could do. Prof.
! umn r said to another that the effect of
ocialism was to destroy apd disrupt , and
old his hearers to prove the contrary if
Hioman'a Successor Sicorn in and Other
Business Transacted *
W. L. Fenholm , who succeeds Judge Tho-
nan as civil service commissioner , arrived
n Washington on the 9th. He took the
lath of office and , with the two other com-
nissionera , called o.i the president. After
saving the white house the new commission
icld its first meeting. The only business
ransacted was the election of Edgerton
iresident. The Sterling case was discussed
nformally but no conclusion was arrived
, t. The report of the New York examiners
ras received. It shows that Sterling
assed twenty-fourth on the list of thirty ,
rith an average of a fraction over 69. The
ommission will hold another meeting to-
aorrow , when the question of whether the
ntire list of those who passed a successful
xaminntion for weigher at the New York
ustora house shall be sent to the appoint-
ng power or whether only the four highest
in the list shall be certified , will be decided.
FREE TRADEnS IS CO2fTEfIIOir.
Xlie Report of the Committee on Rt3ol\illoiis ,
as Adopted After 3fucli Discussion.
In the free trade conference at Chicago ,
second day , the following report of tho
committee on resolutions was adopted
after much discussion :
We submit to the people of the United
States that the continuance of the war
tariff , with duties averaging 42 per cent on
over 500 articles of domestic consumption
and much higher specific duty on many
crude materials , has prolonged the evils of
.the war in times of profound peace and
been the principal cause of the commercial
and industrial depression of recent years.
By forcing labor and capital from naturally
profitable into unprofitable linen of busi
ness and by adding to the cost of produc
tion it has decreased the common produc
tive capacity of labor and capital , and
thereby reduced both the wages of labor
and the profits of capital ; has provoked an
tagonism between labor and capital , against
which our natural resources and free insti
tutions should have protected ; has im
paired our power to compete with other
manufacturing nations in the markets of
the world , and so obstructed national pro
gress and development. It has destroyed
many branches of business and has kept
our people from engaging in other branches
of business which would have given in
creased employment to labor. By prevent
ing our buying from nations who were will
ing to buy from us and by provok
ing retaliation in like spirit , instead of
promoting a friendly reciprocity , it has
obstructed the consumption of our
agricultural and manufactured products
by other countries , and has driven our com
merce from the seas. By impairing our
domestic power to buy it has prevented the
full developmentof ourinterstatocommerce
and reduced the legitimate profits of trailic
and has driven into bankruptcy a large
number of our transportation companies
and made domestic traffic more costly.
Through the influence of its lobbies it has
enthroned jobbing and corruption in our
legislative halls and has impeded the re
form of the civil service. In short , taking
by force the earnings of one class of men to
enrich another class. It is opposed to tin ;
spirit of American liberty and of the con
stitution ; it has imposed a new industrial
slavery ; it has prevented material progress
of wealth among the farming class , de
creased wages and their purchasing power
and lengthened the enforced idleness of
workingmen : restricted our manufacturers
from tljeir natural markets and demoral
ized the general business of the country.
While holding accordingly that taxes in
aid of private interest or for any purpo&e
other than the requirement of the govern
ment are un-American , unjust and unwise ,
and that every protective feature
must at the earliest possible date be eradi
cated from our revenue system , we invite
all who oppose abuses of the present tariff
to joimis in promotingimmediate steps for
a practicul tariff reform which we believe
will increase wages , diminish the frequency
of strikes , develop business and restore our
fiag to the seas. We therefore urge upon
congress for action at the ensuingsession :
First That under no pretense shall any
countenance whatever be given to any at
tempt to increase protective duties.
Second That articles which are at the
foundation of the great industries should ,
in the interest of labor and commerce , be
freed from duty , whether they be crude ma
terials , as lumber , salt , coal or wood , etc. ,
or partly manufactured , as chemicals , dye
stuffs , pig-iron , tin-plate , wood pulp , etc.
Third That on the products from such
articles duties should be correspondingly
reduced , so that the protection , real or
nominal , to manufacturers hhall not be in
creased , and that the consumers shall have
the benefit of the reduction.
We urge that any steps in tariff reform
should simplify the present complicated
classifications , and should do away with
mixed duties , replacing them by ad valo
rem rates instead of by specific duties ,
which are most burdensome to low-priced
goods consumed by the great body of the
people. We demand free ships and the
abolition of our restrictive navigation laws ,
which , together with the tariff , have driven
our flag from the .seas , and we oppose
bounties and subsidies on shipping. We
urge revenue reformers to vote only for
such congressional candidates as openly
oppose a tariff for protection , and to take
steps to nominate independent candidates
when all party candidates oppose tariff re
form , preparing for that step by diffusing
sound economical literature and promoting
organization , especially in close congred-
3Iiscellaiieous Halters of Interest at the Na
SECRETARY E.VDICOTT ha * sent instruc
tions to the military commanders who are
stationed in the neighborhood in which up
risings against the Chinese are apt to occur
io have their troops in readiness to enforce
; he provisions of the president's proclama
tion issued Saturday.
IN the court of claims about twenty
: laims for losses of property and supplies
; aken by United States troops during the
: ivil Avar were submitted for decision on the
; eneral question as to the loyalty of the
ilaimants. The claims were all referred to
.he . court by congressional committees un-
ler the provisions of the Bowman act. The
: ourt took the question under advisement
md ajourned until Monday next. It is ex
acted that a decision will be rendered in
; he Choctaw case.
MAJOR EDMOND MALLET , of Washington ,
he well-known worker in the French cause
n the United States and an intimate per-
onal friend of Louis Riel , had an interview
fith the president and made strong ap-
icals for the interference of the American
overnment to prevent the hanging of Riel
> y the Canadian authorities. The presi-
lent heard Mallet fully and will give the
natter thorough coneideration. Ho con-
urred with Bayard's opinion , previously
iven , that it was not a case in which the
Jnited States government could properly
Jy the Governor of Xcbraska.
By the governor of Nebraska : The presi-
ent of the United States has named as a
ay of national thanksgiving , Thursday ,
he 2Gth day of November , and in harmony
herewith I James W. Dawes , governor of
he state of Nebraska , do hereby recom
mend to the people of this state a due and
iroper observance of the day appointed ,
.nd that it be held in the fullest sense as a
ime for general thanksgiving and prayer to
ilmighty God for his continued mercies ,
is a state we have shared in an especial
egree the blessings and bounties with
rliich an indulgent Providence has favored
s as a nation.
At such a time as this the spirit of benevo-
mce should be active and far-reaching ,
[ ind charity should assert her claims , re-
icmbering with our abundance that
'The ' charities that soothe , and bless , and
eal , are scattered at the feet of men like
In witness whereof , I have hereunto set
ly hand and caused to be affixed the great
eal of the state of Nebraska.
Done at Lincoln this 10th day of Novem-
er , in the year of our Lord 1885 , of this
tate the nineteenth , and of the Independ-
nce of the United States the one hundred
nd tenth. JAMES W. DAWES.
&y & the Governor : ]
EDWARD P. ROGGEN , Secretary ol State '
TTTK DECREE * CATHOTiTCXSTir. .
Father O'Connell Arrives at Baltimore wlOl
the jDocwnwi * * .
Rev. Dr. D. J. O'Connell , who was com
missioned by the late Catholic plenary-
council to bear the decrees formulated by
that body to the pope , returned to this
city this morning , after having completed
his mission. Dr. O'Connell , on his arrival ,
immediately repaired to the archepiscopal
residence and delivered the decrees to tho
apostolic delegate and president of tho
council , Archbishop Gibbons. In reply to
questions asked concerning the nature qZ
the decrees , Dr. O'Connell said he had no
information concerning themtogivc. - \ \ lieu
asked whether the statements published HI
some papers as to their nature were well
founded , he inquired what they were and
seemed surprised at the absurdity of mucli
which has found its way into print in con
nection with the work of the late council.
He then stated , in a general way , that ;
there was nothing in the decrees of
a radical or of a political nature.
The Catholic church was not a follower or
supporter of anv political party or system.
The decrees dealt with family matter msido
of the Catholic church. Their ultimato
purpose was merely to further the broader
and more plentiful diffusion of the benefits
of Christianitv. Concluding his remarks on
this subject , Dr. O'Connell said : "There is
nothing contained in the decrees which is
not wholly within the scope of the purposu
I have mentioned. " Anythins more ex
plicit or circumstantial than this the rev
erend gentlemen said it would be improper
for him to give at present. It will be re
membered that anticipations were enter
tained that Dr. O'Connell , on his return
from Rome , would be able to throw somo
light upon tho vexed question as
to whether or not there would bo
another American cardinal and whether
Archbishop Gibbons would receive that
dignity in ease another red hat was senfo
to the United States. When questioned
concerning the cardinalate he said he know-
nothing about it , as he had heard nothing
during his stay in Rome to indicate
whether another American prelate would
receive the honor or not. Dr. O'Connell
said that when lie left Rome Pope Leo waa
in excellent health. The doctor seems to
have enjoyed his visit to the eternal city
verv much and is very well pleased with
the result of his mission. After completing
his work in connection with the decrees Dr.
O'Connell will return to Rome to assume
the duties of his position as rector of the
JtRIEF 1'OHfTS AROUT 1'OI.ITICS. - I
The New York Herald figures out fiva
reasons for Davenport's defeat.
The complete returns from all the legisla
tive districts in Virginia show the com
plexion of the next legislature to be as fol
lows : Senate Democrats , 30 ; republican. " ,
10. House Democrats , 70 ; republicans ,
30. Democratic majority on joint ballot ,
A Washington special says : Dakota men
profess to know that it is the intention of
the president to recommend the admission
of Dakota as a state , but that he is in
clined to think that the territory id large
enough for two states. 1
The president has made the following .
appointments : James A.Bayard , of Mary
land , to be secretary of Arizona ; Joseph C.
Strnnghen , of Indiana , to be supervisor- !
general of Idaho ; James Dawson , of Colo
rado , to be surveyor-general of Colorado ;
John Ilise , of Arizona , to be surveyor-gen i
eral of Arizona.
Cincinnati dispatch : Inspection of the
returns in the Hamilton county senatorial
case before the circuit court has disclosed
some remarkable discrepancies. Duringthe-
examination and cross-examination of
County Clerk Dulton disclosures were made
which , in all probability , will result in the
election of the entire republican ticket.
The case is as yet in a complicated condi
tion , but indications point to a change in
the official count which will make the coun
ty republican instead of democratic.
A Husband In San Franclxco Arrested
for Folioiiins liiVifo. .
San Francisco dispatch : What has now
the appearance of being a peculiar case ol
poisoning is beginning to attract public atten
tion. Mrs. Cecilia Bower ? , wife of Dr. J.
Milton Bower. , died on the nijjht of Nov. 1st.
Her life was insured in various benificJary or
ganizations foi > § 17,000 in favor of her bus-
band. It was given out that she died from an
abscess of the liver. Hurried arrangements
were made for her burkl , but before the
burial took place an unknown person called
at the coroner's office and stated that there
were reasons to suspect the woman had been
poisoned , by persons interested in obtaining
the insurance money on her life. On the
strength of further developments her husband
was arrested. The stomach and intestines ol
Mrs. Bowers were placed in the hands of Dr.
W. D. Johnston for analysis. In his report
at the coroner's inquest , he states that he
has no hesitation in
asserting that the cause
of Mrs. Bowers death was poisoning from
phosphorus. Dr. Bowers treats the matter In-
differently and says he will have no difficulty
In exonerating himself from any suspicion ol
baying caused his wife's death. - -
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