The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, November 28, 1890, Image 10
M'GOOK TlUJiUNE NUPPIjU.UK.Vf. McCOOK , NEti OVEE THE STATE. xjsirs AXI > A FIRE company has been organize ! At Elkhorn , starting out with llf ty charter tor members. OMAHA , has a normal school. Sub etantiai results are expected from th ( new educational enterprise. N , C. HART , an old veteran of Camp bell , has been admitted .to thenationa soldiers' home at Leaven worth , Kan. A SON of ox-Mayor Broatch of Omafc has been appointed cadet at Wes : Point for the First district in Nebraska DURING a runaway J. J. Dunnegin A Uvery man at Milford , had his am broken and was otherwise painfully in jured. THE sixth church has been com. pleted in Nelson. The new courthouse in that place will be occupied in twc weeks. W. H. HASKETT of Paola , Kan. , ha * purchased a half interest in the opera house at Pawnee City. Consideration , $10,000. A SIXTEEN-FOOT flag has been pur chased for the public school building in Stromsburg and waves daily from the dome. HAMBURG school house , Nebraska City , built in 1876 , at a cost of $18 , 000 , was totally destroyed by fire the other evening. STERLING has organized a fire com pany and will soon purchase a fire en- fine , the town board having ordered the purchase. A COLONY of Gage county farmers will go to Washington next spring to settle. * A few Beatrice people will accompany them. FRANK BOONE , a colored man , made a savage assault upon his wife with a knife. She owes her life to interfer ence of bystanders , THE Stromsburg normal and busi ness college began its second term Tuesday , November 11 , with an at tendance of twenty new students. PART of the soldiers stationed at Fort "Omaha were dispatched to Pine Kidge agency last week in view of an ticipated Indian troubles in that sec tion. tion.Two Two YOUNG girls giving the names of Steele and Thompson were arrested in Nebraska City on the charge of forgery. They forged an order for a pair of shoes. A HORSE driven by Nelson Overton ran away in Nebraska City , thro whig Mr. Overton from the buggy and drag ging him quite a distance. He was badly bruised. TRACK laying on the Missouri Pa cific cut-off from Union to Omaha by way of Platsmouth has commenced , and 'will be rushed. The bridge work is completed and ties laid ready for the iron. ARTICLES incorporating the Morton produce company have been filed with the county clerk of Otoe county. The company will carry on a general mer chandise , storage and commission busi ness. ness.PLATTSMOUTH PLATTSMOUTH Baptists have decided to build a new church building and a committee is now looking around for the most desirable site. The lumber lor the building has already been pur chased. THE news that the injunction against the Nebraska City distillery had been dissolved was received in Nebraska City with great rejoicing. The distil lery will immediately commence oper ations. FRANK FOWXER of Fremont , now traveling in Japan , nearly lost his life recently while running some rapids in a Japanese river. ' His boat went to pieces , but' he landed on a rock and was rescued. EX-CHIEF OF POLICE ABBEY of Ne braska City has brought suit against the city for $236 as back salary , being the difference Between the value of city warrants with which he had been paid and cash. THE residence of C. M. Hoot and W. B. Lumbeck , . at Beatrice.were raided last week -by burglars and a quantity of clothing taken from the first and silverware , money and cloth ing from the last. , t i. S. S. .SANDERS , ' an old' resident of Gage county , died-af7 Jiis" nome near Adams , last week , from injuries re ceived by his team running away - sometime time ago. The deceased wai ' * and leaves a wife 'and six children. A VALISE stolen from the Union Pa cific depot in Beatrice was found the other night by school children in a corn field. Most of the contents had been removed , but there still remained in it a valuable silk dress pattern. THE .Equitable life insurance corn- pan v of New .York is figuring on erect ing a $1,000,000 building in Omaha. It will be of grey stone , ten stories high , equipped with the best electric , steam and elevator service known. PHELPS BROS' , apple drying estab lishment at Brock closed business for the season last week. Having - succeeded ceeded admirably they propose to in crease the drying capacity and also establish a canning factory next sea- Bon. Bon.THE THE election of Covington precinct to authorize $35 , 000 in bonds in aid of the Pacific Short Line shops on condi tion 'that the same be located in South Sioux City resulted in an affirmative vote of 294 to 15 against the proposi tion ; MRS. SUSAF A. DUTTON has brought uit against the Capital Heights street railway company in Lincoln for $10 , 000 damages. "She claims -permanent in- fary by being thrown from a car of the line , the driver starting before she had Alighted. MHS. LOUISA FIOLA of Schuyler tool a five-grain dose of strychnine Frida ; night which caused her death in thirt ; minutes. No cause for the deed i known. She had been married twi years and leaves a husband and seven months-old child. C. H. CALDWELL , professor of his tory at the state university , was i : Bloomington last week , and examine' ' the high school and placed it on th major accredited list , which enable the scholars to enter the university ii the freshman class. . THE bills for publishing the notice for the three proposed amendments ar beginning to pour into the secretary o state's office. There is no money t pay these bills and the payment thereo depends on the legislature making a ! appropriation for this purpose. THE somewhat celebrated case o Prof. Justus vs. Table Rock school dis trict , was decided in favor of the pro fessor in Pawnee county. This casi was unique as being the first case i ) the state where a professor of a higl school had to sue for his wages. L. LEVI'S safe , in Nebraska City was robbed of over $100 the other day Mr. Levi left the office for a few min utes , and when he returned the mone had disappeared. Doug * Vance , a for mer employee , was arrested on suspi cion , but there is no evidence agains him. him.WOKD WOKD was received in Nebraskt City the other day from Washington , D. C. , that the United States commis. sioner had decided in favor of the Ne braska City distillery company anc against the whisky trust which soughl to have the department refuse to issue a permit P. B. WARE of Chicago , president oi the Nebraska City packing company , has announced that for the present the house in Nebraska City will remain idle , as the other house there can take care of all the hogs shipped to thai point and keep the market price up tc that of Omaha. JOHN BUTLEH , who has just finished a term in the psnitentiary for stealing , was arraigned in the police court at Lincoln last week on the charge of dis posing of mortgaged property , consist ing of a team of horses. He was held to the district court in the sum of $300 and committed. FLOSSIE , a young daughter of Joseph Kuhlman of Nebraska City , met with a peculiar and painful accident. She was blowing a tin horn when she slip ped and fell , her whole weight falling on the horn , which was driven down her throat , cutting through her tongue into the lower jaw. McPHEKSON county's returns reached the secretary's office in Lincoln last week. The county cast a total vote of forty-nine thirty-two republican , seven democrat and ten alliance. If they have three county tickets at the next election there will not be voters enough to go around. THE wife of Charles Peterson , agri cultural implement dealer at Oakland , became violently insane a few days ago from religious excitement and will be taken to the insane asylum. She is 35 years old and the mother of four small children , who had to be removed from her presence for fear of her doing them violence. IN the district court of Lancaster county last June Gottleib Wenninger was awarded $9,442 damages against the Missouri Pacific railway company for injuries received in a runaway caused by a Missouri Pacific locomotive blowing off steam. Last week the matter was carried to the supreme court by the railroad company. THE dog and poultry show is soon to open in .Omaha. The premium list comprises more and larger cash prem iums than have ever been offered at any poultry exhibition west of New York , the Chicago fat stock show not sxcepted. As a result of these induce ments breeders and fanciers from all lirections have been attracted to the Nebraska poultry fair. THE Nebraska veterans at their re union in Plattsmouth last week elected afficers for the ensuing year as fol lows : President John Q. Goss. Bellevue ; vice president , Wilson Ma jors , Peru ; treasurer , Chris Hartman , Dmaha ; secretary , G. V. Hall. Lin- joln ; assistant secretary , P. C. Rich- irds , Lincoln ; ohaplain , Dr. W. S. [ jatta , Lincoln ; historian , P. Coursey Richards , Lincoln. THE negro * boy Till , who has been letained in th'e familyf Milton Wil- ' * ' .erford of Tob'ias , as a'slave , was taken 0 Omaha last week. 'When Till was produced in court his owner virtually icknowledged his" guilt by agreeing to jive the boy up if the case against him vas not pushed. After consultation ihis was agreed to by both sides , each igreeing to pay one-half the costs. GREAT interest , is. taken , , says a Lin- : oln correspondent , in schemes for re- ieving the destitute in , the western iart of the state. The latest is to' have jovernor Thayer borrow $50.000 , pledging as far as he can th'e credit of he state therefor. The promoter of , his snheme says that there are ten or 1 dozen wealthy men in this state who vill sign this note with the governor. THE citizens of Hayes -county will xavq a grand circular wolf and coyote mnt November 29. They will encir- sle ten townships and meet at a com- non center at a specified time. They iay there are plenty of wolves and loyotes in that region and they are : onfident they can round up many of hem within the circle and succeed in sagging them. LAST spring Dr. Owen of Stromsburg ras called to Osceola to amputate the eg of a boy who had been accidentally hot. The operation was a success and he limb is well. The doctor made a harge of $150 , which was met with a ounter bill of damages for $175 , and his was soon after rescinded HIM ! placed t f5,009. As both parties are well nown the case excites considerable iterest. YL'hai. the Farmer * Demand. SPRINGUELD , 111. , Nov. 22. The Farmers1 Mutual Benefit association agreed to resolutions demanding a re vision of the patent laws , the aboli tion of the national banking system : that the circulating medium bo con. fined to gold , silver and copper coins and United States treasury notes , fa voring loaning money by the national government to citizens in sums not ex ceeding $1,000 to any person and prop erly secured at interest not exceeding 4 per cent per annum ; favoring the issue and sale at par of United States bonds of $10 , $20 , $50 and $100 bear ing 2 per cent interest and .redeemable at the option of the holders and gov ernment. The resolutions further de mand'the regulation of corporations by law ; favor the election of president , vice president and United States senators by popular vote ; oppose ciyil service laws and fix the tenure in office of United States judges not to exceed nine years. The election of postmasters and .rail road and warehouse commissioners by popular vote is also urged. Pensions to soldiers and sailors are approved and the revision of government officials' salaries is recommended as is also the reduction of taxation on necessaries and conveniences , and the regulation of immigration and manufacture of adulterated foods. The resolutions conclude by making provision for the establishment of a national organiza tion to attend the coming sessions of the legislatures throughout the coun try in the interest of farmers' organ izations and calling upon representa- tivps of the organization to keep aloof from both parties. Nebraska Pensioner * . WASHINGTON , Nov. 24. The annual report of the commissioner of pensions for the year ending June 30 , 1890 , shows that the total number of pen sioners in the United States on that day was 537,944. The folio whig is a list for the state of Nebraska by counties : Population of the Uulted States and Territories , 1890. Robert P. Porter , superintendent of census , in Bulletin No. 12 , submits the following to Hon. John W. Noble , Secretary of the Interior : I have the honor to submit herewith a statement showing the population of the United States according to the eleventh census. The large clerical force and improved methods have al lowed a very rapid progress in the com pilation and tabulation of results , and this report will be followed within a short time by other bulletins relating to the population. The special work of the census is so far advanced that bulletins relating thereto will now be issued at frequent intervals during the next few months. The field-work of the census is nearing completion , and by the end of this year will be practi cally finished. The work of tabula tion is being rapidly pressed forward , in order , to begin the publication of the volumes as soon as possible. The population of the United States on , June 1 , 1890 , as shown by the first count , of persons and families , r exclu sive of white persons in Indian Terri tory , Indians on reservations , , and Alaska , was 62,480.540. These figures may be slightly changed by later and more exact compilations , but such changes will not be material. In 1880 the population was 50,155,783. The absolute increase of the population in- the ten years intervening was 12,324- 757. and the percentage ol increase was 24.57. In 1870 the population was stated as 38,558,371. According to these figures the absolute.increase in the decade between 1870 and 1880 was 11,597,412 , and the percentage of in crease was 30.Q8. Upon their face these figures show that the population has increased be tween 1880 and 1890 only 727,345 more than between 1870 and 1880. white-the rate of increase has .apparently dimin ished from 30.08 to 24.57 per cent If these figures were derived from correct data , they would be indeed disappoint ing. Such a reduction in the rate of Increase in the face of the enormous Immigration during the past ten years would argue a great diminution in the fecundity of the population or a corresponding spending increase in its death rate. These figures are , however , easily ex plained when he character of the data used , is understood. It is well known , the fact having been demonstrated by. extensive and thorough investigation , that the census of 1870 was grossly de ficient in the southern states , so much po as not only to give an exaggerated rate of increase of the population .be tween 1870 and 1880 iu these states , but to affect very materially .the- rate of increase in the country at large. . These omissions were not the fault nor were they within the control of the census office. The census of 1870 was taken-under a-law which the - - superin tendent. General Francis A. Walker , characterized as "clumsy , antiquated and barbarous.11 The census office had no power over its enumerators save a barren protest and this right was even questioned in some quarters. In referring to these omissions the su perintendent of the tenth census said in hia report in relation to the taking of the census in South Carolina : 'It follows , as a conclusion of the highest authority , either that the census of 1870 was grossly defective in regard to the whole of the state or some consid erable part thereof , or else that the census of 1880 was fraudulent. " Those , therefore , who believe in the accuracy and honesty of the tenth census and that was thoroughly established must accept the other alternative offered by General Walker , namely , that the ninth census was "grossly defective. " What was true of South Carolina was also true , in greater or less degree , of all the southern states. There is , of couse , no means of as certaining accurately the extent of these omissions , but in all probability they'amounted to not less than 1,500- 000. There is but little question that the population of the United States in 1870 was at least 40,000,000. instead of 38,558,371 , as stated. If this esti mate of the extent of the omissions in 1870 be correct , the absolute increase between 1870 and 1880 was only about 10,000,000 , and the rate of increase was not far from 25 per cent. These figures compare much more reasonably with similar deductions from the popu lation in 1880 and 1890. Omitting from consideration those states in which the census of 1870 is known or is presumed to have been faulty , the rate of increase between 1870 and 1880 in the remaining states Has been very nearly maintained in the decade between 1880 and 1890. Re ferring to the principal table of the bulletin , the census of 1870 is known or is presumed to have been deficient in nearly all the states of the Sou.th Atlantic and Southern Central divi sions , while in the North Atlantic , Northern Central , and Western divi sions no evidence of incompleteness has been detected. The population of these three last- named divisions in 1870 , 1880 , and 1890 , the absolute increase for the two decades , and the rate of increase , is set forth in the following table : It will be seen that the absolute in crease between 1880 and 1890 exceeded that between 1870 and 1880 by 1,685- 603 , and that the proportional increase was but 1.2 per cent less. POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES IN 1890 , AS COMPARED WITH 1880. [ The figures for 1890 in this table are not final , but are subject to revision. ] j POPULATION. STATES AND TEBHITORIES a Decrease. b The number of white persons in the Indian Territory is not included in this table , as the cen sus of Indians and other persons on Indian reser vations , which was made a subject of special in vestigation-by law , has not yet been completed. Including 5.337 persons in Qreer county ( in Indian Territory ) , claimed by Texas. d The number of white persons in Alaska Is not included In this table , aa the census of Alaska , which was made a subject of special in vestigation by law , has not yet been completed. Coins Armed to See Christ. MERINO , Wyo. , Nov. 22. Freighters from the west report that numerous squads of Indians in various locations seem to be collecting on the Belle Fouche. All are armed to the teeth and have a large supply of provisions and ammunition. Several have been in town on various occasions and tried to trade for still more ammunition. The people are feeling uneasy and think they should not be allowed off the reservation at the present crisis. They are mostly Ogalalla Sioux from the Pine- Ridge agency. Bad Billie and two other Crows from the Crow reser vation are with them and are very friendly with the Sioux. An old front iersman of experience expresses his opinion that. they are after no good. They acknowledge to be on their way to see. the new Christ , but none of them have been , able to show any passes to that effect or any other. , It is reported that 'graders are growing so uneasy that they are .liable .to quit work and fly for safety most any day. The meeting of the world's fair com mission resulted in an awful jangle over the site and the action of the Chicago cage board. Several resolutions- . abandon the sites offered were intro duced. The Election Contest In Nebraska. LINCOLN , Nob. , Nov. 21 [ Special to the Omaha Bee. ] The announce ment , was made yesterday that the pa pers and briefs had been completed bj the lawyers employed to contest the election of state officers who are electee on the face of the returns , and notice will be served upon each of tbsrn with in the next forty-eight hours. The contest includes iBoyd ( dem ) , governor-elect ; Majors CreP ) ? lieutenant , - ant governor elect ; Hill ( rep ) , treas urer-elect ; Benton ( rep ) , auditor-elect Hastings ( rep ) , attorney general-elect Alien ( rep ) , secretary of state-elect Humphrey ( rep ) , land commissioner- elect ; Goudy ( rep ) , state superintend ent-elect. The papers are to be served at the homes of each of these candidates and state thoroughly and fully the cause of contest. That illegal combinations were or ganized in the city of Omaha and in the state , known as the Bankers1 and Business Men's association and the Per sonal Rights League , whose object and purpose was to defeat and deprive voters of Omaha and the state of the right to vote freely and fully to defeat the will of the voters , corrupting voters and creating wholesale sentiment against a free and fair election ; the boycotting and ostracising of those who were opposed in sentiment to these societies and the discharge of employes and threats of boycotting and discharge of all who opposed them. That these societies brought into tlnj state large sums of money for the pu pose of defeating a free and fair 'ele tion. That these parties causeij abe 2,800 aliens to be naturalized am" fees for such naturalization in a ner that would contribute a bribe. ' That the city council of Omaha members of this conspiracyand fi purpose of preventing a legal tion appointed prejudicial an persons on the boards of _ and denied representation to other p ties. ties.That That the county commissioners be came parties to the conspiracy by ap-1 pointing partisan judges and clerks of election. ' That the postmaster and the common - ' mon carriers of Omaha were in the conspiracy and refused to deliver innt-1 ter which did not agree with the views' of the conspirators , and that the press co-operated by inciting a dangerous and criminal state of excitement. J That in certain specified voting precincts - , cincts in the city of Omaha the ballot boxes were not kept in view as re quired by law while the votes were being cast and counted. That in over thirty polling precincts , tickets bearing the name of contestant were taken from the hands of persons who were distributing them and torn up , and these men by threats and in timidation driven from the polls. That by a corrupt and illegal agree ment between republicans and demo crats in the city of Omaha it was ar ranged that neither democratic nor re publican tickets should be challenged if printed in accordance with the views of the conspirators and that chal lengers from any other parties should be prevented from exercising their rights. That the Omaha conspiracy exists yet and that threats have been made to prevent persons from divulging the fraudulent methods by which the elec tion was carried. In addition to these charges of a con spiracy at Omaha , there are the follow ing counts : That tickets were counted for Boyd which did not have his name on. At Grand Island illegal registration challengers arrested and too many votes cast. In Red Willow county , voting of non-residents. In Box Butte county , illegal votes. Same in Sarpy and Thursjon. In Douglas , Lancaster , Saline , Saunders - -ders , Otoe , Platte and Dodge naturali zation of foreigners , bribed by pay ment of their fees. Charges of the use of pasters , fraud ulent ballots and fraudulent counts. That in the Fourth precinct of the Third ward in Omaha , 150 votes cast for Powers were not counted. That Norfolk and Beatrice did not comply with the registry law. That in Clatoniaand Sherman town ships in Gage county too many votes were cast. Indian News In Washington. WASHINGTON , D. C. , Nov. 24. Secretary Proctor has received no in formation from the Indian troubles other than that already made public. Beside the Seventh regiment of cavalry , which has been started from FortRiley , the Sixth regiment , now scattered in Arizona .ani.New Mexico , has been ordered assembled and forwarded to Pine Ridge. During the day the secretary re ceived Or telegram from the mayor of Buffalo , Wyo. , claiming that there was only a small company of infantry in that vicinity , and that the frontiers men were certain that if the In dians broke away from the reserva tion that that would be one of the first points they would make for. He de manded arms and ammunition or other protection. The secretary ordered the matter looked into. The agent at Pine Ridge , who yesterday requested au thority to emptoy an additional lot of Indian police , has been authorized to employ fifty-five as .scouts for the same duties , the limit of Indian police hav ing been reached. All the troops at Fort Douglas , Utah , except one company have received or ders to hold themselves ready to march to the scene of the Indian troubles. , Lord Salisbury has .written a letter stating that the established church in Scotland has never before been , in as jreat danger , since the reformation , as it ia to-day. STANLEI WILL REVEAL ALL. The Assaults of the Jameson and- Bartcllot Families the CUUMC. NEW/YouKt Nov. 25.-rA special from Boston to the Herald says : Mtv Stanley is so indignant at the persist ent assaults upon him by the Bartelott and. Jameson families that ho has resolved - , solved to depart from the course which , ho laid out and lay bare the dreadful facts connected with the fate of the rear guard , demonstrating at the same , time the truth of the charge which he. has'mado that the failure ot the col umn was due to the indifference of its- olllcers and to their violation of his. written instructions. The most recent charges made are by Mr. Harry Quil- ter and said to have occasioned much comment in London , are that Mr. Stanley broke open the seals of Jame son's private box , took therefrom his- private papers and only gave them up when threatened with a law suit. In reply to this Mr. Stanley handed me a. letter which he wrote to Sir Francis. Dowington from Cairo on March 5 , 1890 , and which has never before been published. A copy of it having been , made in London has just been sent to- Mr. Stanley. This letter is very long , but.I copy all the important portions , which are as i jaJayaAugustl7 who told me . hud gone to ys' journey , received , he. al * ycould on -should not il * * " ' EJ " ( * * t H turn , thojl who cared might use thJJ trifles in The box , except a packei of books , -Vcard cases , etc. , jvfa I covered wVh cloth and askea Mr. Bonney to aut his seal on it in my presence , ( 'he reader will recollect that Jameson's death had occurred on the day when JJtanley an Bonney met at Banalaya. ) Nearly a year later we were at the south end of Lake Victo ria , when we received newspaper clip pings mentioning 'that Major Barte- lotte had written to Sir Francis Dew- ington in October , 1887. that he was bound to remain at Lambuya until No vember : and as Mr. Bonney could give no reason why he and hisoHicers were bound to remain I opened Jameson's diary , which he had sealed , to find out. It is necuiess to say that we found no rational reason for anything. I sealed the diaries as before to deliv er them to his widow on my arrival ia London. " No Penny PoHtase. WASHINGTON , Nov. 25. The post master general does not believe that penny letter postage will be a fact un der several years , as there exists a feeling even among the advocates of the proposition that the postoflice de partment should be self-sustaining , and already there is a regular annual defi ciency amounting to about $ G , 000,000. The receipts from letter postage is about § 38..000,000 a year , and of course this would be cut in half if penny post age were adopted. There would be a. partial recovery of receipts by an in crease of letter writing , but it is. thought many years would elapse be fore half the decre.-ise of § 1' * , 000,000 annually would be returned by the in crease. There is now sustained by the department an annual loss of about $12,000,000 by the cheap transmission of printed matter , then the dead-head matter from the federal government wound amount to $8,000,000 a year. If paid for these two items alone would more than make up the loss from the adoption of panny postage , and yet their change to any other system would be unpopular. Congress gives very stintingly the deficiency which already accrues , thus showing that the consti tuency of that body contends that the service should be self-sustaining. Mr. Wanamaker has been working for a year to perfect arrangements with England , Germany and Franco whereby there will be seaport offices established on the inter-ocean ships , that all for eign mails may be made up similar to that prepared by domestic postal clerks , which will enable the postal authorities at the seaboard to immedi ately forward all foreign mail as soon as it is received in this or other coun tries. He will show in his report that he has almost perfected these arrange ments. Experimenting IM iisar. WASHINGTON , Nov. 25. Prof. Smart of the Indiana university of agricul ture is in the city and says the insti tution over which ho presides is mak ing practical experiments with sugar- beets and finds from the analysis al ready made that the Hoosier produc tion contains from fifteen eighteen , per cent pure sugar. This is consid erably above the per cent ot sugar- found in the beet grown in Germany and France , the greatest beet sugar producing countries in the world. It has been , ascertained at the depart ment of agriculture that these experi ments ara being made at the agricuf cultural colleges in most of the states" and in nearly every instance they are giving- satisfactory .results. , jt is be lieved that should , the , , products ' the coming seasonI..pr.ove satisfactory there will be scores ol beet.sugar fac tories established within a vear there after.