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WEDNESDAY. SLAY 1. 1W7.
Omaha Fair, Sept. 510.
Nebraska State Fair, Lincoln, Sept
Session or Nebraska Millers' Associa
tion, Columbus, May 11th, 8 p. in.
The hcxl-carriers of Chicujjo are on a
A nEAW snow storm prevailed last
week in Scotland and Wales.
Six more St. Louis politicians have
been indicted for election frauds.
F. W. Welua succeeds M. W. Bruce,
as register of the land office at Niobrara.
Alex. Mitchell, recently deceased, is 1
said to be worth twenty-five millions of
The Queen of England arrived the
other dav at Windsor castle from the
Mrs. M S. Harbison, wife of Carter
Harrison, ex-Mayor of Chicago, died at
midnight on the 30th ult.
The conditions of tho growing win
ter wheat are reported in the Fanners'
Bevieir as in the main favorable.
G. W. Vayward's three sons were
drowned tho other day at Baltimore,
Md., by the upsetting of a sail boat.
C. B. Cakpentek & Co's. safe at
Chicago was robbed last week of eleven
thousand dollars in cash and jewelry.
It is estimated that during the present
building season in Omaha it will require
a million of brick daily to supply the
Woud was received last week in this
country from Bournemouth that the
health of Daniel Manning was much
Thirteen true billls of indictment
against the Pan Handle railroad em
ployes arrested on a charge of robbing
The National Gazette at Berlin men
tions tho existence of a rumor that
Germany will soon declare martial law
Mn. Blaine and family arrived at
home in the afternoon of the 29th ult.
Mr. Blaine is said to have nearly recov
ered his usual health.
Fred Stall the young man arrested
for the murder of Maggie McCarthy, has
been discharged from custody, having
proved his innocence.
The Kansas City & Northern survey
ors were expected to reach Fairbury last
week, surveying the lino between that
point and Belleville, Kas.
xur. icvi'tn ui iuo uti liuitriii. n;i
the month of April are S'27,124,099; ex
penditures, $ll,f22,2.'ir; being a net gain
for the month of $ir,r01,84.r.
Geoiuib Bi'Rnell, the tender of the
elevator tit Fairhank's lard refinery in
Omaha, is another elevator victim, who
lost his life one dav last week.
Everywhere the people are speaking
up for the enforcement of the law against
the would-be railroad milliners of the
same. The companies will soon begin to
find that the people in a solid phalanx
now, are back of the law, and ready to
see that its weak places be made strong,
and its remedies strengthened according
to the resistance that may make itself
While, as the commission has said,
there is nothing new in the principles
I of the law, only an affirmation of well-
known holdings of courts as to common
carriers, yet it is the picket-line of the
battle, and the pickets have been fired
upon, (with more or less caution, it is
true), and the fight must go forward.
The Journal has no hesitation in
saying that the people will le victorious.
It is a question of time only. The rail
roads will soon bo able to see that the
people, as represented by this law and
the commission, are in no mood for
trifling. All along the railroads have
had, practically, full sway, managing
everything about as they pleased up
permost in business, dominating all
others interests; uppermost in politics,
distating nominations, controlling elec
tions, writing the statutes, and giving
them construction in court. Now this
must stop. The time for stopping is
now. Endurance has long ceased to Ikj
a virtue in this regard. The ieople in
tend to rule, and their Stock Company,
which has its headquarters at Washing
ton, D. C, is fully able to transact the
business. If the present Inmrd of man
agers are not fully up to the task, others
will be chosen, by and by, who will le
both willing and capable.
As to the regulation of inter-state
commerce, it will be ascertained that
the people of this country, in the Gov
ernment at Washington, have a "monop
oly," whose rights are not to be ques
tioned, and whose power must be re
spected, and they guide right, on the
Three large brick buildings used for
bolting, drying, printing and bleaching
at the Company's mills in the village of
Brondale, New York, were completely
demolished by four or five fearful ex
plosions in rapid succession, which pro
duced shocks like an earthquake, and
extended in a radius of three miles and
shook the houses in the town to their
foundations. The building was on fire.
The explosions were caused by steam
generating in the tin cylinders of the
drving cans. The loss of property is
estimated at 8150,000.
The greatest freshet since 'C pre
vailed the other day at Fairfield, Me.
The bulkheads at Somerset are gone,
taking with it 820,000 worth of logs.
The Berrys, mother and son, who so
murderously assaulted Marion and frac
tured bin skull the other evening at
Lincoln, are both in jail and Marion is
A fire broke out the other morning
in the St. Joe & Grand Island depot at
Fairbury. But owing to the prompt
action of the employes but little damage
T. J. Flemino, real estate broker at
Chicago, is under arrest, charged with
leing accessory to the robbery of M. L.
Heck on the West Side, in which 8800
A dispatch from Pereo, the capital of
Western Australia, to London, says:
"A hurricane swept the northwestern
coast one day last week. The Pearl
fishing fleet, numbering 400 boats was
destroyed, and 550 persons perished.
A bio fire occurred in Pittsburg, Pa.,
one day last week starting in Willis
Bros, grocery store, a four-story build
ing, the upper stories of which were
occupied by a number of roomers.
Three or fonr persons were found in bed,
dead, suffocated by smoke.
Custom officers in Great Britain and
Ireland have received stringent orders
to search all vessels - arriving from
America. China and the east, the gov
ernment having been warned that ex
plosives have been sent from San Fran
cisco to points in the east to be trans
shipped to England.
The officials of the Kansas City and
Northwestern railroad propose to the
railroad of Blue Springs and Wymore to
locate their line through the two towns.
As proposed the lines will run on Mis
sion Creek to Barreston, thence through
Blue Springs and Wymore and then on
to Hastings and the northwest The
line is to be built thiB year.
DnRiJto a heavy rain one afternoon
last week a water spout burst on Fair
bank's Hill west of Petersboro, N. H.,
hod caused the most damaging washout
ever known in that town. The water
came down in the streets, covering the
entire hills, and upon reaching the
street swept everything before it Large
rocks weighing two tons, were swept
.from their beds and left in the street
An Occupation Tax.
While it is doubtless true that our
new "city officers were elected for the
reason that they were democrats and no
particular contest was made against
them, except by the prohibitionists, and
no particular issue raised, it is neverthe
less a fact that a very respectable num
ber of the supporters of tho ticket were
in favor and are in favor now of the enact
ment of an occupation tax which would
place a nominal sum on business gen
erally, and an occupation tax of 8500 a
year on saloons.
Where the prohibition element does
not hold the balance of power, and thus
practically aid the opposition, an occu
pation tax, leveled particularly and
forcibly at the saloons, is to be the ol
ject sought by Nebraska towns and
cities the next few years.
In nearly all of them, the school fund,
replenished from licenses and fines, is
full, while city treasuries are compara
tively poor, empty, or worse, and yet one
of the main items of expense to cities is
the police, police court, etc., whoso main
work is looking after drunken disorder
lies. For the lenefit of such of our city
fathers as may be interested in the sub
ject, we give beneath, from tho Quilt, a
statement of what has just been done at
Schuyler, which is a community very
much like our own on the liquor ques
tion: "The new ordinance iiassed by tho unanimous
vote of the council fixing the saloon license at
$700, which goes to the school fund, and $300 oc
cupation tax, which, witii the dray and peddlers'
licenN goes to the city, is a step taken that the
people will heurtily endorse. We do not believe
in an empty chool treasury, nor do we believe
in having a large surplus there that is of no pub
lic benefit. Ity tho school treasurer's reort at
the last annual meeting it was shown that there
was then t',0Mi..V on hand and only a portion of
the tax paid in on the last levy mode by the dis
trict. Now, with nine saloons, there will 1
$6,300 aid to the school treasurer lMsidestlie
fines, back taxes, etc. It can safely lie estimated
that there will be enough funds to run the
school one jear and have a surplus of no small
size on hand then. While on the other hand the
town is in debt and the outlook for the year
without the step taken was rather gloomy. No
improvements could have been made and we
would Mill lie behind. Now we will get at least
$2,000 which will place the town in good finan
cial nhnpe and make it o8ible to do much in
tho improvement line. Not only will this act be
endorsed by the fieople. but many favorable
comments will Ite made in regard to the mayor's
and councihuer.'s actions."
The unveiling ceremonies of the Cal
houn monument at Charleston, S. C, on
the 2fith ult were witnessed by a vast
crowd of people. Tho plan for raising,
the money to erect this monument orig
inated in 1854, with eleven ladies who
met and formed an association for that
purpose ami at once set to work. Mr.
Mernisch under contract executed the
statue and designed the pedestal for
844,080. The figure of Calhoun is four
teen feet high. Ode by Miss Chesbor
ough. Oration by Secretary L. Q. C.
Lamar. Ode by Mrs. M. J. Preston.
Robert Brown, a two years old color
ed child at Cleveland, Ohio, was left the
other day by Mrs. Docile in the care of
two colored girls while she was absent a
short time. When she returned the
little boy was sick and soon after died.
The girls told Mrs. Docile that the child
had been naughty and they had whipped
him "a little." It was believed that the
child was flogged to death. The officers
1umIw1 nml nrrontAfl Afro TVwiIa flnrrio
I Smith and Hattie Jewell and locked
them all up on the charge of murder.
Under the amended law of Nebraska
relative to the live stock sanitary com
mission, the commission has been slight
ly changed and reorganized. The new
commission consists of J. Gerth, jr., D.
V. S., Veterianarian, Lincolu; R. S. Ra
macciotti, Omaha, and A. E. Weasel,
Hastings, assistants; Commissioners, G.
W. Barnhart, Columbus, J. C. Birney,
Crete, W. W. Abbey, Falls City. A let
ter addressed to the Commissners, box
536, Lincoln, will reach them.
The city authorities of St Louis, Mo.,
had a real battle the other day with a
band of organized tramps, who have
been encamping in the city limits com
mitting depredations. The police finally
succeeded in driving them out of the
limits. On going over the field of bat
tle the police found a tramp with a
pitsol ball in his spine. He was taken to
the hospital and will probably die.
Last March a man was killed in Metz
township, Mo.; a sheriff who had a theory
of his own, followed, the supposed mur
derer, John Jones, "into and through
Texas and finally found Jones working
as a farm hand in the Chickasaw nation,
and brought him back the other day and
placed him in jail at Nevada, Mo. Af
ter being placed in jail Jones broke
down and confessed, "I killed Rnvewith
a pistol I bought at Kiowa, Kas." This
is another case of crime that goes far to
illustrate the fact that "murder will
Minnie Miller, the 13 years old
daughter of Burlington & Missouri
Agent Miller, of David City, Neb., one
day last week attempted to commit sui
cide by firing a pistol ball aimed for her
heart; the bullet struck a rib and glanc
ed from the heart, but penetrated the
lungs, which still leaves her case a crit
ical one. It is said the reason for the
terrible act was on account of parental
reproof for some girlish improprieties at
The newspaper goes hand in hand
with progress, profits and public wel
fare. It is peculiarly the friend of busi
ness interests, in that it competes with
none, and best conserves the interests of
a community when it is itself prosperous.
In building up a newspaper in its midst,
a town builds itself up. A judiciously
edited and honestly conducted news
paper deserves to thrive, and its home
thrives along with it Nance County
A Shoshone Falls W. T., special to
the Pioneer-Press says: Two sharp
shocks of earthquake were felt here in
quick succession at 4 o'clock on the
morning pf the 30th ult, the vibration
being from north to south,
Seven men, including the groom,
were killed last week in Yucation, at a
wedding celebration where the guests
became involved in a general fight.
A report from the City of Mexico
states that a party of prospecting Ameri
cans had discovered two lost Mexican
mines, which contain fabulous wealth.
Charles Oswald, living near Pitts
burg, Pa., the other morning was sup
posed to have killed his daughter Bessie,
and then killed himself by cutting hiB
Since Mr. Blaine returned home, it
has been announced that ho is going to
Europe and will probably remain until
after the republican nominating con
vention. James G. Blaine and family left
Chicago Ton the morning of the 26lh
ult., for the east His health had im
proved and it was said he was feeling al
A Colorado politician now iu Wash
ington is reported as saying that the
next republican presidential nominee, to
be acceptable to the Pacific slope, must
be u friend to silver.
A big incendiary fire occurred the
other day at Kankakee, HI., which de
stroyed property valued at $fi0,000. A
second fire was since Btarted, but dis
covered and put out
A report comes from Pierre, Dak.,
that United States Marshal Harris is in
pursuit of ten Indians who had commit
ted depredations. No further news
from the Reservation.
Fred Stall was secretly arreBted the
other day in Cleveland, Ohio, charged
with tho murder of Maggie McCarthy at
Cincinnati. The prisoner's face was
badly disfigured and his trousers were
The Swiss Village of Sils, near Thuse,
in the canton of Grasons, was entirely
destroyed by fire the other day. Many
persons are left wandering about home
less and suffering from hunger and ex
posure. It is lelieved in certain localities that
either Roswell Miller or Joseph F.
Tucker would in all prolmbility succeed
Alex. Mitchell as the next president of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
W. C. Palmer, of 212 South Four
teenth street, Omaha, has recently de
veloped a remarkable mind-reading
talent, and ins trial tests so far given
appear to le generally satisfactory to
St. Paul, Minn., and vicinity was
visited the other day by a terrific
hail storm which did much damage.
Hail stones were in size from a pea to
goose eggs, some of the largest weighing
A man by the name of Cook has been
found who claims to know all the men
implicated in the Papage train robbery
in California. The leader of the rob
bers is named Swan. Officers are lay
ing their plans to arrest all of them.
Governor Thayer has appointed Sam
uel B. Jones of Omaha, Ezra E. Howard
of Edgar, William H. Webster of Central
City, Mrs. Brad P. Cook and Mrs. L. A.
Bates of Aurora, members of the visiting
and examining board of the Soldiers
Home at Grand Island.
Dr. W. T. Northbtjp, a prominent
citizen of Haverhill, Scioto county,
Ohio, was shot and killed on the 27th
ult, by Thomas McCoy, a saloon keeper,
and his brother Alfred. Northrup had
caused the displeasure of the McCoys
by being active in favor of local option.
Mits. Alice Fowler, a widow with
six children, living in the outskirts of
Ft Scott, Kas., was robbed of aU the
money she hod, $7,500, and then choked
into insensibility and her person out
raged twice by a negro called "Blue
Jay" Williams. This occurred on last
Saturday and Williams is still at large.
Rev. T. H. Dabnby, of .the town of
Floris, HI., left his home one day last
week telling his wife that he was going
to Danville to baptise some converts,
taking a change of clothing for that
purpose. It has since transpired that
he eloped with Anna Lang, his wife's
seventeen years old sister. He had not
been heard from at the time of making
The latest news from Berlin look war
like. The Budget committee of the
Reichstag has adopted, in the form pro
posed by the government, estimates for
the construction of barracks and hospi
tals; also the vote for strategic railways,
the vote for increasing the efficiency of
the army, and loan bill. Discussion oc
curred over 52,000,000 marks devoted to
rendering the army better prepared to
Norfolk has a steam laundry.
Norfolk boasts of a sixteensack mail
Neligh starts a loan and building asso
ciation with 300 shares.
Omaha sent three more boys to the
Kearney reform school last week.
Building and loan associations are
springing up throughout the state.
Omaha has organized a varnish com
pany with a capital stock of 825,000.
A company of the Nebraska Nationtd
Guards has been organized at Norfolk.
Also at Ord.
Some of our exchanges state that the
Nebraska land offices will be opened on
the first of July.
Hon. A. J. Weaver's death causes a
vacancy in the chairmanship of the re
publican state central committee.
The Salvation Army folks have made
over sixty converts in Omaha and many
are from the leading young people.
The inter-Btate commerce bill has ad
vanced freight six cents a cwt. on lum
ber from Chicago to Schuyler. Quill.
T. J. Potter, the new first vice presi
dent of the Union Pacific, was at Oma
ha last week supposed to be looking
over his new field of labor.
The Fairbury city council the other
day passed an ordinance requiring all
saloons to pay $500 license and $500
occupation tax. This was the final re
sult of a severe conflict
Tho committee; from the GrandArmy
Po6ts are already making arrangements
at Lincoln to observe decoration day.
Thoy want to secure as one of their
speakers the services of General Lew
Fire bugs were at work in Lincoln
last week. Three fires within thirty
hours. The department worked nicely,
controlling the fires and preventing
their spread. The losses were not heavy,
The well at Fourth and Pierce streets
Omaha has reached a depth of 1,300 feet.
The iron casing has been takon out on
account of tho great pressure of the
water, and the drills are said to be
working very slowly.
The death of Mrs. Mary A. McComas,
mother of Mrs. Robert W. Furnas, was
announced at Brownville, on the 28th
ult She had been u resident of Ne
braska over thirty-one years, and was a
favorite with all who know her.
Rev. J. S. Moore, who succeeds Rev.
Pungboru as Presbyterian minister at
this place, arrived Saturday, and on
Sunday preached two most excellent
sermons, one at Creston in the forenoon.
and in the evening at Humphrey. In
dependent. A. J. Poppleton is about to erect an
elegant summer residence at .Elkhorn,
on the Union Pacific. The main build
ing will be 06x28 and a wing 32x28, and
will be ornate in both interior and ex
terior design, with a handsome portico
on all Bides.
Omaha is making an effort to secure
the Industrial Home. Why not cities
occupying more central positions in the
state put in their claims? They might
be able to present such arguments as
would secure the object sought. Can't
The other ruoyring at Omaha the
Union Pacific carpenter Bhops burned.
The building was a large frame struc
ture, containing a large number of tools
and great piles of seasoned hard lumber.
The value of the property destroyed is
estimated at $4,000.
A seven-years-old child ut Nebraska
City died a horrible death from rabies
on the 21st inst About a month before
a strange dog bit it in the face, but the
wound healed and nothing mora was
thought of it until the little fellow was
taken with convulsions.
A big fire broke out the other day at
Beatrice in a stable and then reached
the farming implement warehouse of
Loring-& Phelps and finally spread to
the Pacific House, which with three or
four other buildings were about ruined.
The total loss is estimated at 815.000.
Ex-Senator Dolan's residence at Tn
dianola, Neb., was visited by thieves
the other night who took the tongue
out of his buggy, put it into his phaeton,
left their old buggy, took the phaeton
and set of harness and left The value
of the property stolen is about 8200.
Thieves not caught at laBt report
The live stock sanitary commission is
finding a good deal of business on hands
these days, over 150 cases awaiting their
action. Dr. Gerth and Commissioners
Barnhart and Birney were in north Ne
braska last week. Complaints on file
are from fifty different counties, a large
number being for glandered horses.
It is stated at Wisner, that a citizen
named Zerbst sold a young heifer that
had been bitten by a mad dog to August
Grnner, a butcher, who killed the
animal, and it is alleged, retailed it to
his customers. The citizens are terribly
frightened about hydrophobia. It is
said that Zerbst was arraigned, plead
guilty, and was fined.-
vorce. Within a few weeks she went to
Iowa with another man and was mar
ried to him the laws of this state pro
hibiting the re-marrying of a divorced
person within a year from date of decree.
A short time after this Judge Post re
versed his decision and left her married
Gladstone, replying to a toast to his
I health said, among other things: '"The
institutions and progress of the United
States has -always been a subject of
great interest to me ever since a great
many years ago. I studied the life of
Washington. God Almighty made
lost week; and in the meantime Saun
ders had filed a cross-bill, charging her
with adulter, .hido Marshall granted
the husband's petition. And it looks as
if this woman had been a sort of left
ban dod mormon all winter. Schuyler
in two places. Tho case came up again ! Englishmen and Americans kinsmen,
London, April 28. Colonel Hughes
Hallett, Memlor of Parliament, will en
tertain "Buffalo Bill" at a dinner tomorrow.
and they ought to have affection for
one another. If they had not humanity
would cry shame upon them. I rejoice
that the clouds which once obsenrod
our mutual vision almost have vanished
from our political sky, and tho future is
as bright and promising as the warmest
hearted among us could desire."
ERNST & SCHWARZ,
-MANUl'ACrUKKUS AND DEALERS IN-
A la-Years-Old Embezzler.
William Beckett, a 13-y ears-old boy,
whose parents live iu Chicago, was held
in $500 by Justice Meech for embezzling
$30 given him to buy postal curds with
by Messrs. O'Brien Tyler. His pa
rents said he had stolen $100 from them
and had been on a prolonged spree.
Evicting the Settler.
Pierre, D. T., April 20. United States
troops sire evicting the settlers from the
Big Bond reservation. The settlers tiro
given three days' notice to go, and if
they are still on the ground the military
takes charge. The government will
fence the greater part of the land. In
dignation runs hiyli. and efforts are
being made to prevent cruel treatment
of the settlers.
A (Jood Smeller.
A family living near Fairhmd, Ind.,
owns a large dog, which comes to the
tntin every evening, and when tho Jour
nal is thrown to him ho carries the paper
to the house. A few evenings since there
was no Journal, and a Sentinel was
thrown to tho dog. The canine cau
tiously smelled of the paper, scratched
some dirt over it, and returned to the
house, leaving the Sentinel lehind.- E.v.
LOST WITH ALL ON BOARD.
The Hiuuir laiuunt, with Thirty Pasiens;ei-.
Reported to Have (Jone Down.
Detroit, Mich., April 20. A News
special from Duluth, Minu., says: A
meager report from the lower mines
gives information of the loss of the tug
Minnie Lauiont on Lake Vermilion. She
was breaking ice in an endeavor to reach
somo logs, and had some thirty people
on board, onjoying the novelty of the
first trip. Tho report says she struck
new ice. which cut her through, sinking
her immediately with all on Ixiard.
Save the Roys.
A law on our statutes protects girls
from the rake and the seducer until six
teen years of age. So far so good. Now
we should have a law to protect the lxiys
until of the same age. More boys are
ruined by guilded harlots before they
are eighteen, or even sixteen, than girls,
five to one. Let the law protecting boys
under eighteen years, make it a peniten
tiary offense for the rascals over eighteen
to entice thorn to dens of iniquity as well
as for the strumpets to entertain them
in those dens. With a proper protection
for the Ihjvs the girls would be far more
safe. North Bend Flail.
MOB LAW IN AN OHIO COl'NTV.
Foraker Issues a Proclamation Trooiw
Hurrying to the Scene.
Columbus, O., April 2C. There is wild
excitement at Defiance today. Pauld
ing county is in the hands of a mob.
Gov. Foraker has been telegraphed to
for troops, and he has ordered Adjutant
General Axline to proceed to the scene
at once with u company of militia. All
northwestern Ohio troops are ordered to
be in readiness to move at a moment's
notice. The governor has issued a proc
lamation commanding the rioters to
disperse. The trouble grows out of the
opposition of a fuction of the people to
the repair of the canal.
A Valuable Invention.
A successful experiment was made in
the Pan Handle yards at Pittsburg with
an automatic fire extinguisher. The ap
paratus is the invention of S. H. Har
rington of Columbus, who is connected
with the motive power department of
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati fc St. Louis
Railroad company. It is gotten up on
the principle of the Babcock extinguish
er and is connected with the automatic
brake so that when a car or train is de
railed it is put in action. The chemical
or gas esapes from pipes into the stoves
and smothers the fire at once. A rail was
loosened from the track and a passenger
run off. The extinguisher put out both
How rapidly Nebraska is growing, to
be sure! A few years ago, and the sec
tion spoken of below was claimed to be
utterly unfit for anything except Texas
cattle and tho cow boy:
"Broken Bow will hare a new flooring mill.
Following immediately the new creamery, this
is Kiring Broken Bow prestige as a place of
native manufactory. Their people know how to
keep money in circulation at home one of the
first rules to be learned in the science of to
litical economy. Other cities in Nebraska
should get wise and follow the example of the
energetic people of Broken Bow. North Platte
A nineteen years old boy who voted at
Ulysses has been arrested and may prob
ably receive the punishment prescribed
by law for the offense. The ward swash
bucklers who round up voters by the
score and vote them the same as they
handle cards in a game, should be made
to feel the hand of the law; but in this
as in nearly all other cases, the machin
ery of the law is set to work upon weak
lings and the others go on with impuni
ty; let a man whose family is suffering
steal a loaf of bread and he is prosecut
ed to the full extent of the law, the same
as a norae liner, dui jei nun steal a
million or two dollars by Btock-robbery
and be is accounted a smart man and
One of the most attractive cases tried
in the district court last week, was the
Saunders divorce case. It was a rather
complicated affair. At last fall's term of
court Mrs. Saunders was granted a di-
Afraid of the AnjsrN.
It is Baid that women must not vote,
because they are angels; and in the next
breath it iB predicted that their votes
"would generally be cast for the worst
men and the worst measures." This
suggests the story of the little boy who
was told that he need not be ufraid to go
to bed in the dark, because angels would
be there to watch over him. He only
sobbed the harder, and answered, "It's
the angels themselves that I'm afraid
of!" If women are angels, the influence
of their votes could hardly be otherwise
than good, and no one need be afraid of
them. On the other hand, if they are
only ordinary human beings, why should
they not have ordinary human rights?
Alice Stone Blackwell.
ROASTED HEIt OWN BABY.
Shocking Crime with Which a Cincinnati Wo
man is Charged.
Cincinnati, O., April 26. A widow
named Mrs. Scanlmeyer, living at 24
Mulberry street, is locked up, charged
with a hideous crime. Her husband
died a year ago. She was delivered of a
child six days since. The fact was sus
pected, but no indications being appar
ent of a live or dead child the authori
ties were notified and a search was made.
The charred remains were found in the
cook stove. An autopsy showed that the
little one had been born alive. The wo
man was put under arrest ut her house,
her condition not permitting romovul.
It is thought that the child was put
alive into the stove as the lungs are
scorched with the first fiery inhalation,
which was also the last
From onr regular correspondent.
The present is one of the dullest news
seasons known in Washington, and the
reporters in their desperation worked
the canard of the President's alleged
too soon declination of u second nomi
nation for all it is worth. It is now
known that the story has no basis in
fact. The President did not tell the
western senator, Vest, that he would
not accept a second nomination or any
thing of that kind. He has frequently
said in a jocular way to senators and
members who are pursuing him with
petitions for appointments: "Well, I am
quite willing for you fellows to try this
business and manage il better if you
can. You shall have my support and
unique vote for the presidency." It is
well known that a numler of democratic
members and senators are opposed to a
second term for Mr. Cleveland and it is
certain that Senator Vest was express
ing his own wishes rather than the ex
pressed determination of Mr. Cleveland
when in rf convivial frame of mind at sin
uptown restaurant, he talked upon the
subject of a second term and sounded
the key note to what was swelled
through newspaper exaggeration into a
It is evident that the music did not
please Mr. Cleveland, for h- hastened
through his alter ego, Colone Lamont
to repudiate the motif, and in doing
this, he has been lietrayed into a mala
droit bid for a second nomination. No
one who has followed the history of the
present administration can bo of other
opinion than that Mr. Cleveland is work
ing with political shrewdness for the
democratic and mugwump nomination
of 1888. That he will get the democratic
nomination is possible, but it is very
doubtful if he can hold on to the mug
wump contingent. There are very re
cent signs of defection against his
staunch and powerful supporters of the
literary mugwumpian persuasion.
There is a renewal of talk of an extra
session, which it is now thought will be
called in October. The surplus in the
treasury increases continuously at the
rate oi :iu,uuu,uuii per montii. It is
realized that something must bo done
to arrest the drain upon the circulation
of the country. The extra session should
have been called immediately ufter the
fourth of March, and it is urged by some
that-if the country can endure the strain
until the first of October it can continue
two months longer until the timo of the
regular session. But nearly a month
will necessarily bo taken in the election
of a speaker, the organization of com
mittees and other preliminaries to the
real work of legislation. If Congress
does not assemble until the first Monday
in December the Christmas holidays
will seriously interrupt the first month
of the session; two months will inter
vene before Congress can mature and
pass needed revenue legislation, and by
this time Congress and the country will
be so disturbed bo the approaching
presidential campaign that polities will
stifle statesmanship and no revenue bill
will be passed.
There litis not as yet been an exodus
from Washington. There is great activ
ity about the departments and in society.
Many memlers and senators are still
here. The inter-state commerce com
mission has, as was expected, attracted
to the city many visitors distinguished
in commerce and politics. Great prepa
rations are lieing made for the competi
tive drill which is to take place the lat
ter part of next month. K.
EraaktaartN, or I.iqsor Habit, can be Cared bj
idnlaUterl Dr. liaise' Uoldea Sytclfr.
It can be given iu a cup of coffee or
tea without the knowledge of
the person taking it effecting
a speedy and permanent cure,
whether the patient is a moderate
drinker or an alcoholic wreck.
Thousands of drunkards have been
made temperate men who have taken
.he Golden Specific in their coffee
without their knowledge, and to-day
believe they quit drinking of their
own tree will. No harmful effect re
sults from its administration. Cures
guaranteed. Send for circular aud
full particulars. Address in confi
dence Golden Specific Co., 185 Race
St. Cincinnati, O. janl2-y
The Ohio militia were ordered bv
Gov. Foraker one day last week to the
scene of the riot at the Paulding county
SUPERB LAMP FILLER
AND COAL OIL CAN COMBINED,
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Have a Fine Line of Staple and Fancy
Crockery md Glasswart,
Which were bought cheap for cash, and will be Mild
tit very low prices.
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Nebraska.
Mckinley & carnahan,
Money to loan on improved farms in this and adjoining J
counties, at current rates. We are prepared to clos loans
promptly, in all cases where title and security are satisfactory.
Office up-stairs in Henry Building, corner of Olive and
Eleventh streets. jniyimtr
SPEICE & N"ORTH,
General Agents for the sale of
Midland Pacihc It. K. 1 jiniln for wale at from $3.00 to i 10.00 pw ac for rh
Union Pacific ami
or on live or t-n years tiuin, in annual payments to suit parchawnt. Wt have alto a large and choir
lot of other lands, improved and unimproved, for Male at low price and on reasonable term. A1m
hmtinens and residence lots in the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all rwal Mtata la
W. T. RICKLY& BRO.
Wholesale and lU-tnil-Dealers in
The huge, drastic, grjping; sickening
pills are fast being superseded by Dr.
Pierce's "Purgative Pellets."
Mokat Halstead, editor of the Cin
cinnati Commercial-Gazette, was in
Chicago last week and one afternoon
was in conference with James G. Blaine.
THE GRAND OLD MAN.
Visits Buffalo Bill's Show nnd Iteplir to a
Toast to His Health.
' JjONDON, April 28. Gladstone and wife
today visited the grounds of the Ameri
can exhibition and camp of the "Wild
West" show. A special performance
was given for their entertainment. They
were much impressed with the aborig
ines, uiaufltone was entertained at I
lunch by the managers of the exhbition. I lanta, Ga.
He Had Catarrh.
Hampton Station, Tenn., Feb. 26, 1887.
Gentlemen I have had catarrh for
over three yeare. For over three years I
had pains over my eyes. I often could
not sleep, not being able to breathe
through my nose. I was not able to
smell anything for three years. In thiB
sad plight, last spring, I began taking
S. S. S. I took one dozen bottles. The
pains left my forehead, my smelling
faculty returned, and I could sleep
soundly. This is the happy result of
your medicine. I have felt no symptoms
of the return of the disease until the
very wet and cold season set in, and
even then, I was so much better than I
had been for three years, that I felt like
a different man. I am going to take a
few bottles this spring, so as to com
pletely eradicate every remnant of the
disease. My general health is greatly
improved since I began taking your
medicine, and my disordered kidneys re
stored to their normal functions. My
digestion is now first-class, and I can eat
anything I wish, whereas before I took
S. S. S tmch was not the case.
J. B. Allen.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
The Swift Sneoific Co.. Drawer 3. At-
(iame. Poultry, and Fresh Fish. All Kiads of Saasage a Specialty.
STash paid for Hides. Pelts, Tallow. Highest market price paid for fat cattle.-Et
Olive Street, second door north of First National Bank.
PACIFIC MEAT MARKET !
KKKl-S ON HAND THE BEST QUALITY OF
Poultry, Vegetables, etc.
C. 25. XOX23E c CO.. Xro rsriotoro.
Cash Paid fer Hides.
Olive street, one door north of Poat-om'ca.
ErJOur ouotat ions of the markets are obtained
Tuesday afternoon, and aro correct and reliable
at the time.
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all last season amid the whirl of fashion .tVr.
j,iiumn du us xoiiies,. nirtations. lot
neck dressing. pn dos, etc., iirher inimiUbli
Corn in ear....
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