The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, September 06, 1895, Image 2

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F. M. KDI3IELL , Publisher.
Mc000K , N1BIUtSKA ,
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Charley Fong Sing , a real Chinaman ,
wants to be a policeman in New York ,
He will likely be kept wanting.
Dr. Augustus Le Plongeon says Yuca
tan is the cradle of the human race.
The earthquakes probably rocked it.
A proofreader was killed in the latest
est railroad accident. The accident
was presumably due to a misplaced
A bicycle rider says : "I've heard a
good deal about the bicycle displacing
the horse and wagon , but I tried it and
failed. "
Japan , with cholera , destructvt
storms , and great powers jealous of her
successes , seems to be in a trying po-
And now we are asked to believe that
a Philadelphian while digging a cistern
on his premises the other day struck
Amnesty has been granted to all Armenian -
menian political prisoners. The sultan
wants some more people for his brutal
soldiers to kill , perhaps.
Let the new woman chase the illu
sive collar button around under the
furniture a few times and she may be
satisfied with her own apparel.
The Trilby craze was a little late in
reaching Omaha , but it finally got
there with both feet , so to speak. This
is evidenced by the discovery of a new
religious sect there , which conducts all
its services in "the altogether. "
Hosea Ballou , vice president of the
American Humane society , threatens
to arrest all persons connected with the
bull fights that are proposed to be
given at the Atlanta Cotton exposition.
He has written a letter to the secretary
of the exposition , asking him to use
his influence to prevent the exhibitions
on the ground that they are "immoral
imports. "
The latest and most interesting
phase of the omnipresent "bloomer
problem" hails from Toronto. A male
member of the school board of that city
made a motion asking inspectors to secure -
cure names of all women teachers who
have been riding bicycles in "male attire -
tire , " commonly called "bloomers , "
with the evident intention of taking
further action in the matter. . As it
happens , there is an up-to-date woman
by the name of Dr. Gallen on the school
board who made such a noble defense
of fair bicyclers in the course of a lively -
ly discussion that the motion was lost
13 to 6.
If Maria Barberi had been acquitted
because of the wrong and the outrage
which provoked her to the crime , an
example of terribly evil consequence to
society would have been furnished , and
it would have been made the excuse for
murder by vile and violent women who
set snares for men. But what her punishment -
ishment shall be is another matter.
It cannot be death by electricity without -
out outraging every healthy sentiment
and every honorable impulse in the
community. The thought that men are
to gather about this wretched and dis-
taught girl , strap her , a woman , to a
chair , and then stand by to watch her
killing by an electric current , is horn-
ble in the extreme. No decent man
would be willing to take part in such
a proceeding. No governor ought to
subject manhood to it. Killing a woman -
an in cold blood is not a business for
seen. It outrages humanity.
The Americans abroad who ha % up
to the present retained the distinction
of not being presented at court should
be warned by their friends at home
resolutely to refuse all temptations for
a court presentation. The iconoclastic
blow at the tradition that it is an honor
to be one of the crowd at court receptions -
tions has been long awaited , but it has
come at last. It is aimed by the short ,
fat , vigorous hand , of Henri La-
bouchere , who remarks in Truth that
it is "no sort of advantage to go to
court. " Such an idea , he says , can
linger only in the minds of the very
credulous or the entirely unsophisti-
cated. And , continues Mr. Laliouchere
with somewhat more force than elegance -
gance : "No inquiries of any sort or
kind are now made by the court officials -
cials respecting the horde of unknown
slip-slop whose names are sent in before -
fore every drawing-room or levee. "
There's a horrifying revelation for
those who have still cherished the
fancy that a "presentation at court"
was an honor and a distinction. It is
recommended to the attention of any
fair and foolish American girl who may
be envying some other girl for a privilege -
lege supposed to be of the greatest
moment. But what a change has come
over the social life of England since the
days when the court was the highest
inner circle'
An ingenious distiller has discovered
+ a process for making whisky that does
not contain a single jag in a gallon of
it. The failure of the article as a speculation -
} ulation is inevitable , and it would be
wise in the agents of the manufacture -
e . : ' er to refrain from soliciting trade for it
In Kentucky.
- There is a thriving "Ladies' Suburban -
an Club" in Chicago ; yet there is an
Impression abroad that the city ex-
tended so far out on the surrounding
prairies that very few suburban ladies
could be discovered.
OVER t .
CIT1ZE rS of York are enthusiastic for
IL sugar factory.
'PILE B. R M. is rushing work in its
shops at Plattsmouth.
Miss LIzzIF Bider , a prominent schoGi
teacher , died at Lincoln from typhoid
'i'HEBurlington has inaugurated harvest -
vest excursions and will have a number
of them.
BiIAKEiIAN C. S. BRITTON was caught
between the cars at Edgemont and
crushed to death.
t'nE president has appointed 0. S.
Parmalee postmaster at Tekamah , vice
w. ii. horns , resigned.
A rouse farmer near Rushville stepped -
ped into the cylinder of a threshing
machine and is short a foot.
'I'lls ' : 10-year-old son of John Hobs-
chield of Pattsmouuth was kicked in
the face by a horse and frightfully
Jotis W. PAUL of Omaha attempted
suicide by throwing himself in the
river. A man near by snatched him
from his would-be watery grave.
A J. GABLER , of Waco , Texas , and
Mrs. Venum of Blue Springs , were
drowned in the Elkhorn river at Nor-
folk. Their bodies were recovered.
Hxxnr TIIo IAS , aged 21 years , oldest
son of Phillip Thomas , living about
three miles west of Yutan , was drowned -
ed while bathing in the Platte river.
FRIENDS of Maj. Clarkson of Omaha
are pushing him for commander-in-
chief of the Grand Army when the
national encampment meets at Louis-
WRir is riding on a freight train a boy
named Scott , of Humboldt , 13 years
old , fell under the wheels and was
killed. lie lived but one hour after
the accident.
WIIlLE threshing two miles south of
Heiningford , John J. Elinck , in attempting -
tempting to place a belt in position ,
was caught and his forearm literally
ground to pieces.
H1LUnETlr Camp , Modcrn Woodmen
of America , at Ilfldreth , are making
preparations to erect a building with a
large lodge room on the second floor
and store room below.
DR. 11. D. HAnnis , representative in
the legislature from the Fifty-fourth
district , has moved from Ogalalla to
Arlington. He was a resident of Keith
county for ten years.
J ollASS Scnur.Tz , living about four
miles west of Scribner , committed suicide -
cide by hanging. Schultz was a hard
working farmer and for a number of
- years had lived in that vicinity.
TuE ministers of Ord , Rev. James
Lisle of North Loup , Superintendent
McCall and a number of public spirited
citizens of Ord are arranging to hold a
Chautauqua on September 3 to 9 inclu-
IN Johnson county last Sunday night
11'm. 'r'ate , 20 years old , stabbed and
killed Archibald Cathcart , 18 years.
The killing was the result of an old
fend of long standing. The murderer
Ezr.t LArP of Moorefield dared J.
Stambaugh of Red Lion Mills to jump
into the Blue near McCool Junction
with his clothes on. Lapp was a good i
swimmer , but was taken with cramps
and drowned.
Buz arrested Lou. Carroll for bootlegging -
legging at Ayr and Rosemont. Carroll
only recently was released from the
penitentiary , where he served a short
term for larceny from the person.
Tiff Falls City State bank filed its articles -
ticles of incorporation with the county
clerk , business to begin September 10 ,
with $50,000 capital. The bank has
just completed a very fine building and
will start under favorable auspices
CAPLUN liE\\Y , acting Indian agent
at Pine Ridge , accompanied by Chief
Clerk George Cromer and adetachment
of Indian police , was in Chadron last
week to receive money for distribution
on the agency. The amount is $20,000.
H ASS KNUDSOS and Knud Knudsen ,
arrested for robbing a Union Pacific
train near Brady Island last week , were
arraigned in the district court at North
Platte and pleaded guilty. The judge
gave each of them ten years in the pen-
A LITTLR boy and girl , 7 and S years
0f age , children of R. J. Cook , living
six miles west of Surprise were
drowned in the Blue , and a third one
came near meeting the same fate in endeavoring -
deavoring to rescue the other two. The
bodies were recovered.
\VILI.IA31s0x of Hartington , aged
eighteen years , while bathing in the
mill pond was drowned. He could not
swim and getting into the seater beyond -
yond his depth , could not get back.
His companions attempted to rescue
him but were unable to do so.
Tin : Oxnard Beet Sugar company at
Grand Island is preparing for the largest -
gest campaign of the manufacture in
the history of the industry in this
state. The company has found it
necessaryy to offer extra prices for beete
delivered in November , December ,
January and February , these prices being -
ing 25 , 30 , 35 and 40 cents respectively.
TuE board of managers of the State
Agricultural society , by the unanimous
adoption of a resolution , decided that
Tuesday , September 17 , would be
"Golden Rod day. " It will also , as announced -
nounced before , be Pioneers' day. On
that day the state board will decorate
the buildings and grounds with golden .
rod , and every visitor to the grounds , I
and especially citizens of the state , are
requested to wear a bunch of Nel ras-
ka's floral emblem.
WREN the family of Prof. J. P. Bobb
of Curtis commenced their usual avocations -
tions of the day , the absence -
sence of Mr. Bobb was noted. Soon
after his body was found hanging by
the neck. Life was extinct.o reason -
son has thus far been offered to account - e
count for the deed.
Tun water contracts which are being
prepared by the secretary of the North
Loup Irrigation and Improvement company -
pany for the coming year will be conditioned -
ditioned so as to sell water by the
second foot , instead of by the acre , as
was the case this season. It is thought
that this will contribute to the more
economical distribution of the water.
REV. LEE IIUxT of Ashland had a
narrow escape from death while at
work in the sand pit at Dean's. He
was digging sand for the improvements
to his house , and came out of the pit
for a few minutes rest 'wh en it caved
in , piling everal tons of dirt where he
Stood. ,
Condition of the State flanks.
6Quarterly report of the condition of
the state and private bands (466 ( in
number" . f the state of Nebraska at the
close of huskies on the 1st day of Au
gust , 1895 :
Loans and discounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,69250.91 !
Overdrafts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161,126.09
United States bonds on hand. . . . . :0 , 1.1.03 .
Stocks , securities , judgments ,
claims , etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 633S2.43
Due from national and other
banks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2j62,39.92
Banking housefurniture and
fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,60 ,2225.87
Current expenses and taxes paid 5:7,076.51
Premium on United states and
other bonds : tnd securities. . . . . : ,437.65
Checks and othercush items. . . . . 1:1,100.91
Cash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,306 , 845.31
Othereal estate. . . . . . 55,145.40
other assets not otherwise enu-
m orated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16'SS7.0S
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ :9,156,561.76
Capital and stock paid In..S 9,696,475.0) )
Surplus fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J(2.623.75
Undivided profits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,11:9.08 ;
Dividends un ) aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . aS69.71
General deposits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16:17,37057
Notes and bills rediscounted. . . . . . 261,322.02
Bills payable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 785,708.60
Other labilities not otherwise
enumerated. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.897.09
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,10,561.76
Qigh Schools .
The new law , providing for free attendance -
tendance at public high schools , which
went into effect this month , snakes it
the duty of the State Department of
Education to determine annually what
schools in this state are properly equipped -
ped and subject to the provisions of the
law. Superintendent Corbett gives out
the following.
"About June 1 the state superintendent -
dent sent out to all high schools and to
all county superintendents a circular
containing full information as to the
manner in which this determination
would be made , together with a blank
form for reporting the necessary data
from each high school. The absence of
school : superintendents and principals
during the vacation has prevented
many schools from sending in the re-
port. The state department has , however -
ever , just completed a partial list , subject -
ject to the addition of other schools as
their reports are received.
"The following classifications of the
graded schools of the state indicates
the maximumra amount of high school
work approved by the state depart-
inent , except in unusual cases and after
special investigation.
"Class A-Including all high schools
in districts having fifteen or more
teachers , such schools being expected
to carry four years , or grades , of the
state course for high schools , or its
"Class B-Including all high. schools
in districts having six to fourteen
teachers , such schools being expected
to carry three years of the state course
for high schools , or its equivalent ,
"Class C-In districts having three
to five teachers , such schools being expected -
pected to carry two years of the state
course for high schools , or its equiva-
"Class D-Tn districts having two or
three teachers , such schools being expected -
pected to carry one year of the state
course for high schools or its equivalent -
Progressive Education.
The teachers of Jefferson county
have this year adopted something new
in the organization of an educational
council , the membership of which is to
consist of three teachers from the village -
lage and three from the country
schools. The officers of the teachers'
association are to be ex otlicio members
and the county superintendent is to be
ex-officio chairman. To this council
is to be referred the work of prenaring
programs for the county association
and the consideration of such other
matters pertaining to the welfare of
the school system as may be submitted
by the association or superintendent.
Captured n Horse Thief.
Plattsmouth dispatch : Constable
Newkirk of Ah o arrived in this city in
charge of a young farm hand named
John Knox , arrested at Alvo the day
before on the charge of horse stealing.
Knox appropriated two horses from a
pasture , but was arrested soon after
the commission of the theft. The man
shows symptoms of insanity , and is
either acting a part or is crazy.
Worked by Smooth Artists.
A goodly portion of , Tobnson county
has been worked by a brace of smooth
soap agents. These agents would sell
theirr unsuspecting victim about 25 cents
worth soap for $1 , agreeing to deliver
a prize to the purchaser a few days
later in the shape of some choice bits
of chinawore. The dollar would invariably -
variably be paid , the soap given , but
the prizes have failed to materialize.
They will be in other sections of the
state. and the people are warned to be
' n their guard.
A Deepwater Convention.
OPEKA , Iran. , Aug. 31.-Governor
Merrill has issued a proclamation for
a Western states conference convention -
tion , to be held at Topeka , October. I ,
to consider plans to secure united
action by the people of the West for
the utilization of the deep water in
the Gulf of Mexico , and to arrange for
an inter-American exposition for the
display of Western products. Governor -
ernor 3Iorrill's action is taken at the
instance of Governor Cnlbcrson , of
Cuba Will Seek Recognition.
NEW YonK , Aug. 31. Tomas Estrada
Palma , president of the Cuban revolutionary - .
tionary committee , says that no attempt -
tempt will be made to obtain belligerent -
ent rights until next December , when
a Cuban minister will be sent to the
United States. lie believes that Spain
has now realized that the end of herr
rope has been reached. He claims
that the cost of sending reinforcements -
ments is so great that Spain cannot
furnish any more men and will have to
give Cuba her freedom within the next
few months.
In the present Salisbury ministry
blood tells , or title does , for nearly all
of them belong to the titled classes ;
but so does education count , for nine ]
of the memhiers are graduates of Oxford -
ford and three from Cambridge.
As an indication of the various vocations -
tions that lead to affluence and independence -
pendence , it may be cited that the alimony -
mony asked for and practically settled -
tled upon the wife of pugilist "Jim"
Corbett-$100 per week-is larger than
the sum allowed in any of the swell
American divorces of the last several
The United States District Attorney and
a Deputy Marshal Report the Result
of Their Investigation Into the
Matter to the Attorney General -
eral - No Justtco for
Poor Lo.
l ITASIiINGTOV , Sept. 2.-The department -
ment of justice has recieved from the
United States attorney and marshal of
Wyoming the official reports of their
investigatron into the Bannock Indian
troubles made by direction of the attorney -
torney general.
The district attorney says : "I have
no doubt whatever that the killing of
the Indian Tancga on or about the
13th of July was an autrocious and cold
blooded murder , and it was a murder
perpetrated on the part of the constable -
stable , Manning , and his deputies in
pursuance of a scheme and conspiracy
to prevent tue Indians from exercising
a right and privilege which is , in my
opinion , very clearly guaranteed to
them by the treaty before mentioned.
Should prosecution on the part of the
United States be determined upon it
would be useless to commence it before -
fore a commissioner. As the law is
now , n e are bound to bring prisoners
before the United States commissioner
nearest to the place of arrest , and in
this case it would be before Mr. Pet-
tigrew , the commissioner at Ma rys-
vale. I am informed that he is thoroughly -
oughly in sympathy with the so-called
settlers in that region and that he advised -
vised the constable , Manning , and his
posse , that the provisions of the treaty
under which the Indians claimed the
right to hunt upon the unoccupied
lands of the United States had , for
some reason , ceased to be operative.
hence , I think to cause the arrest of
these men and take them for hearing
before this commissioner would simply
result in their discharge.
The United States deputy marshal
who investigated the trouble s ays that
after a careful investigation of the
whole affair he finds that the reports
made by settlers charging the Indians
with wholesale slaughter of game for
wantonness , or to secure the hides ,
have been very much exaggerated.
"During my stay in Jackson's Hole , "
lie continued , " 1 visited many portions
of the district and saw no evidences
of such slaughter. Lieutenants Gardner -
ner , Parker and Jackson of the Ninthr
United States cavalry , who conducted
scouting parties of troop3 through all
portion's of Jackson's ] Tole , also found
this to be the case. On August 12 I
visited a camp of Bannock Indians who
had been on a hunt in Jackson's hole.
The women of the party were preparing -
ing the meat of seven or eight elk for
winter use , and every part of the animal -
mal , even to the brains , entrails an d
sinews was being u'tilizecl either for
future food supply or possible source
of profit.
"In connection with the trouble between -
tween the Indians and the whites , I
spent some time inquiring into the
causes for the unconcealed hostility of
the Jackson's Hole people against the
Indians. There was little or no complaint -
plaint among the settlers of offensive
manners on the part of the Indians.
Except in rare instances , they have
kept away from the houses of the settlers -
tlers and have not been in the habit of
begging. In no instance has there
ever been a well authenticated case
where a settler has been molested by
an Indian. The killing of game by
Indians and by the increasing number
of tourist hunters threatens to so deplete -
plete the region of big game , deer ,
elk , moose , etc. , as to jeopardize
the occupation of the professorial
guides at Jackson's Hole. It
was decided at the close of last
reason to beep the Indians out of the
region this year , ad the events of this
summer are the results of carefully
prepared plans. This was admitted by
United States Commissioner Pettigrew
of 11larysvale and Constable Manning
said : ' 1Va knew very well when we
started in on this thing that we would
bring matters to a head. Some one
was going to be killcdperhaps some on
both sides , and we decided the sooner
it was done the better , so thatwe could
get the matter before the courts. ' If
a full investigation of the trouble
should be held , .the fact would be established -
tablished that when Constable Manning -
ing and his of ttventy six
settlers arrested a party of Indians on
July 13 and started with them for
Marysvale , he and his men did all they
could to tempt the Indians to try to
escape in order that there might be a
basis of justification for killing some
'if them. "
Trouble Expected in Oregon.
BURNES , Ore. , Sept. 2.-The Indians
at Warm Springs and Umatilla reserv-
atious come to this country annually
to kill deer for their skins. The
county judge wrote to the agencies
asking that they be kept out , but without -
out effectand now the people threaten
to drive out the Indians , fifty of whom
have already arrived. Should they
persist in going to Stein mountains ,
there is likely to be trouble.
A Boy King Almost Drowned.
BIAInITz , Sept. 2.-King Alexander
of Servia went swimming in the bay
of Biscy this morning with an instruct-
or. Both were carried off their feet
away from the shore by the strong
current. The swimming master was
drowned in spite of the efforts to save
aim and King Alexander only reached
lie shore with the greatest difficulty.
Theattention of the Mexican consul
for Colorado , Casimere Beira , has been
called to the imprisonment of two
1lexicaus who took part. in the recent I
bull fight at Gillette. These men paid
their fines when arrested at Gillette.
It istherefore claimed that they are
now illegally held and that the case is
likely to assume international feat-
ures. i
Improvement in Markets Continuo at a ,
Marvelous Galt.
Nr.ty Yom : . S2p : . 2-IL G. Dun , S
Co.'s weekly review of trade says :
Improvements in markets and prices
continues , and whereas a few months
ago everybody was nursing the faintest -
est hopes of recovery it has now come
to be the only question in which
branches , if any , the rise in prices and
the increase of business may go too
far. A strong , conservative feeling is
finding expression , not as yet controlling -
ling the markets or industries , but
warning against too rapid expansion
red rise.
In some directions the advance in
prices clearly checks future business.
lint encouraging features have great
potter Exports of gold continue , but
are met by syndicate deposits and ex-
peated to cease soon. Anxieties about
the monetary future no longer hinder
Crop prospects , except for cotton , have
Omewhat improved during the week.
Important steps toward reorgauiza-
tion of great railroads gives hope to
inventors. Labor troubles are for the
present less threatening and some of
importance have already been settled.
The industries are not only doing better -
ter than anybody expected , but are
counting on a great business for the
rest of the year. The advance in
prices of iron and its products has
; tddetl about $2 a ton more in a single
week to the prices of Bessemer iron at
Pittsburg and yet the great steel companies -
panies are buying wherever they can ,
while the air is full of reports that this
or that finished product will still
further advance.
Lead is still $3.523 , though the production -
duction in the first half of 1St' : ; was
105,970 tons , with increasing stocks
from 3,158 tons in January to S.511
tons in July. Coke is demoralized
with sales at 51,10 per ton.
Wool has been speculatively hoisted ,
so that sales have fallen below last
year's , in August 220),400 pounds , of
which 10,1102,9U0 were foreign , against
2,7 1S,850 last year , of which only
4,539 , 00 were foreign.
The prospect for wheat has hardly
improved this week , although the
price has fallen one-fourth of a cent.
Corn is coining forward more freely ,
and the Septemberpriees have declined
a quarter of a cent with the promise of
a great crop ; pork and lard are a shade
Shaucless Conduct of a Kentucky Audience -
ence Toward Mr. Itradley.
E11INExcE , Ky. , Sept. 2.-The sixth
joint debate in the Series of twelve ,
which was to have taken place between -
tween Colonel W. 0. Bradley and General -
eral P. W. ifardin , at Eminence , yesterday -
terday , was called off on account of
the noisy demonstration of the crowd.
Colonel Bradley was to have opened
and closed the debate. When he attempted -
tempted to begin the noise and disturbance -
turbance of the crowd was so great
that he was compelled to sit down.
1V. 1' . Thorne , the Democratic chairman -
man , arcs ( and alrpealed to them for
order. but the crowd paid no attention
to him. Colonel Bradleyy attempted
again an(1 again to speak , six times in
all , but failed to get a hearing. Seeing -
ing that any attempt to speak was in
vain , he gave it up. saving that the
noise was more than lie could stand.
and refusing most positively to proceed
Trte colonel said : ' I wish I had my
voice a minute , so 1 could tell this
crowl what utter contempt 11101(1
them in. ' ' Then folding up his manuscript -
script lie left the stand. The action of
the auhience is condemned by the
chairman of the Democratic cometttce }
as well as the Republicans , who were
present. ; and they declare it is an out-
"age and disgrace to henry county.
Two People Killed and Fifty injured on
an l.xcursiou Train In Georgia.
Miwos Ga. . 2.--Two
, , Sept. - - passenger -
ger coaches and the combination baggage -
gage and smoking car of an excursion
train left the track on the Southern
railway , between Holton and Popes ,
yesterIay morning , and fifty people
were hurt and two killed. It is impossible -
possible to explain the cause of the
wreck , as the track is said to have
been in good condition. There were
over 400 people on board the train.
Torn to I'ieccs by a Dog.
NEVADA. Mo. , Sept. : . The 6-year-
old child of Lee Mundv , residing fourteen -
teen miles southeast of this city , was
attacked by the family dog yesterday
and almost torn to pieces. The mother , '
who was in the house at the time ,
heard the child's screams and ran out
to itn assistance. She succeeded in
beating the savage brute off with a
club , but not until tlm child had received -
ceived what are thought to he fatal
wounds. Its face was chewed into a
Six 1undred homilies Itozneless.
ALriuq EIgt I : , A. 1 } . , Sept. . - A
cloudburst occurred last night near
San Jiareial. a town of about 5v0
people , on the Santa 1 e road , ninety
miles south of Albuquerque. Twenty
houses in the town were ruined and a
large number in the farming dstricts
adjacent. The loss is estimated at
55,000. No lives were lost , but about
,00 poor families were ieft homeless.
Cleveland and a Third Term.
Loanox , Sept. 2.-St. Clair McKel-
way , editor of the Brooklyn Eagle ,
has a letter in the 'l'imes in which he
declares if Iresident Cleveland is again
nominated it will be quite different
from any former movement in favor of
a third term. It will be a popular
protest against the limit , the earlier
reason for which has ceased. It will
be the people's act against conspiring b
Great Masonic University. f
Bosios , Sept. 2.-Knights Templars
are said to.lie planning the establish-
nent of a great national university for
both sexes , to be controlled by and in
the interest of all Masons , with a per-
maneat endowment of 550,000.000. The
scheme contemplates the erection of a
suf ie ent number of fireproof build1
rigs to accommodate 10,000 students. l
Maxwell Nomliaated for Supreme judge (
Janieq It.
and Ella W. Peattie and
- Brief and. ,
lioydston for liegeIIt5-
Pointed Platform-Some
of the State Cc's
Itesoiutions-Names r t
trat Cpmmlttee.
Nebraska Populist State Convention.
For Suremo Judge . i
. .
For Regents of the State University. j
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JAiiIES 11. BUYllTO ,
L1\CoiN , Neb. , August 29.-The populist - \
ulist state convention met here yesterdaY -
iIS / j
daY and placed the above ticket
nomination. The convention was.
called to order by J. U. Edmisten , t , ls
clrairm an of the state central commit- .
tee.The chairman said that the first busi
nens before the convention would b& f.
the election of a temporary chairman. t 1
A. ) a Sheldon of the Chadron AdvocatO
nominated Ed L. Heath of Rushville- I , :
The nomination was seconded by Dr. ;
Steele of Ifastings. Delegate Cohen of 1 t
Douglas moved to make the nomination - . 1
tion unanimous and he was elected by
acclamation. i.
The chair announced the following f I
as the committee on credentials : W.
L. Kirke , Antelope , 1V. L. Brown , Butler -
ler , 0. Nelson Colfax ; E. J. Hall , hail ; 1
F. j , . Layton , Lancaster. , ,
Mr. MelCeighan gave some advice j
which he believed N
about a platform ,
should be short and his , if he were to j + 1
make it , twoul(1 n ly declare for free M
and unlimited coinage of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1 , without waiting for t. a
other nation to con-
England or any
° 'i
sent ; for a supplcmentul issue of paper
money and against the enforcement of
any gold contract , and the regulation
of corporations. {
Senator Allen was called to the stage i
and was warmly greeted as lie came to .
the front. lie said in part that the 1
would he firmly be- I '
populist party , 1 ,
lieved , come into power in the national ,
government as wcli as in the state. It '
was growing and cementing itself as it
grew. Ilehadseen the forrnerhaughty
and proud democratic party torn and ,
rent in twain by an issue that was first
raised by the populists. f 1
Chairman ] loath stated that when he
was elected as temporary chairman it '
was with the understanding that Sen- ' f '
ator Allen would be named us perina- f ,
nent presiding officer , and if he was 1 I I
elected he would positively decline to r I ,
serve. f 1
Senator Allen was nominated and ' f
took the chair. . t
A gavel made by populists of Califor- ( I '
na was presented to the chairman. i J
The following were named as the
committee on resolutions : W. A. Mc- I
Keigllan a , J. N. Gaflin , 1V. A. Jones , , T. t
II . Powers , U. G. Stewart and Wilbur , ;
P. Bryant.
E. C. Pewick's motion , that all reso- '
lotions be referred to this committee
without reading , was adopted , and at j
G o'cloci ; the convention took a recess + 1 .
for an hour and a half.
A motion was made that the convention - ' e !
tion rocced to nominate a canlidate ,
for judge of the supreme court the , 1
ballot resulted. Maxwell 605 , D. L. t
Carey 3 , Magney 39. A motion to make
the ballot formal and Samuel Maxwell '
declared the unanimous choice was '
, -
made. ' ,
Nominations of candidates for regents -
gents of the state university being in V
order , I. A. Sheridan nominated Jataes I '
II. Boydston of ket Willow ; I : . C. '
Ilewick nominated Dr . H. M. Case- t : ' I
beer of Lancaster and Jarires Kinney '
nominated Mrs. Elra W. 1'eattie of ,
Omaha. On the tali of counties the 1e
vote stood , Casebeer 2153. , Mrs. feat-
tie 575 ? L oydston 575. Mrs. I eattie , '
and Boydston were declared the nominees - ,
inees for regents. i
W. A. McKeighanwas made national
committeeman in place of Chamberlain.
The state central committee was authorized -
thorized to fill vacancies.
The committee on platform reported
the following , which was adopteu : f' ' i
"lye the people's party of the state
of Nebraska , in convention assembled , '
do put forth the following platform of '
principles. We hereby reathirn the ,
principles of the Omaha platform We i 1
declare ourselves in favor of strict
economy in conducting the affairs of '
the state government in all its branch- 1 ,
es We believe the judicial affairs of ! 1
the state should be conducted on the
principles of justice and honesty , without -
out partisan basis and in the interests j
Df the people. " J ,
In addition to the above nlatform I
several resolutions were presented. J
The first of these was one pledging the ,
the convention to the initiative and
referendum. Wilber Brvar it , 1 : II. ' !
lrbbles and Jules Schonreit o P' nosed ! I
t his and .l. II Powers and several ' 1
others sunnorted it. The resolution ti
was adopted.
The following was read : We de- 1 ,
nounee as tinpatrioticard un-American ;
any secret oath-bound organiration / '
having for its chief object life creation '
of a religious test for public ollice and I !
declare ourselves to be unreservedly in , t
favor of the
maintenance of a non-par-
tisan , non-sectarian '
public school svs-
tem. " t'
George A. Abbott offered as a substi- t
lute for the resolution : "The populist ! 1
Harty is opposed to any religious test as
a qualification for office or for member- I'
ship in the party. " The substitute was ' I
id opted without a dissenting vote. , i .
One resolution t
a re-
duetion of all salariesof officers state I
and national , was adopted. One in- i
horsing Governor Itolcomb s position in
relation to the penitentiary contract
and his economical administration of j' '
state affairs was adopted. -
A grocer In Sandusky , Ohio , sells eggs I
y the peck. . ,
Horse-meat was used in Oregon , as a
egular diet , by the old missionaries , , '
rom 1833 to 1844.
In Lapland the .men and women dress
xactly alike , with tunics , belted at the
waist , and tight breeches. 1
Maxim's cavalry gun weighs thirty
pounds. It can be strapped on a sal-
dier's back , and will fire 700 shots a
The web of the common garden-spider
I SO fine that 30,000 of them , laid side
by side , would not cover an inch in i
idth. f ,