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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21. l&fl.
All 1 ruins are again running on the
Butte has offered a bill for the ad
mission of Utah as a state.
On the 14th inst.,a violent snow storm
prevailed throughout England, Wales
Sixtekv iiereons were drowned off
Bari, England, by the capsizing of a
On the 17th the snow blockade had
Jeen raised in the north of England,
"but .still existed in Scotland.
-- Three persons in the vicinity of New
ark, N. J., lire now known to have frozen
to death in the recent storm.
Fiftv-two head of cattle in Kent
county, Md., were slaughtered recently.
" they having plenro pneumonia.
One of the south approaches to the
Union Pacific bridge at Valley gave way
before the ice Monday morning.
A snow plow pushed by four engines
jumped the trac at Sharon, N. Y. Four
men were killed and four injured.
John Sinner, the noted desperado
and murderer, was taken from the jail
at Hopkinsville, Ky and lynched.
At Troy, N. Y., March 13th it had
been snowing forty honre, and the
ground was covered to a depth of four
A Reading, Pa-, passenger train ran off
the track near Middleport, killing one
passenger and injuring a number of
The weekly bank statement of the
New York banks shows that they hold
311,490,000 in excess of legal require
ments. At Amsterdam, N. Y-, on the 13th
inst. the snow was nearly five feet deep,
and in some places the drifts are twelve
and fifteen feet,
A fire at Ilarrisbnrg, Saline county,
1U, the other night, burned sixteen
business buildings, destroying property
valued at $75,000.
The remains of T. J. Potter were laid
quietly to rest at Ottumwa, la., on the
13th inst, in the presence of -a largo
multitnde of friends.
A tcleoram from Loup City, Neb.,
eays a terrible snow storm commenced
raging Sunday night; smow drifts ten
feet deep in some places.
In a collision of the British bark,
Tasmania, with the British ship, City of
Corinth, the latter was sunk. It ia be
lieved twenty-eight lives were lost,
J. H. Mdorey was burned to death in
a lumber camp at Pesthigobook, Wis.,
the other night. George McCartney
was badly burned and will die from ex
posure. A fire the other morning at Marietta,
O., destroyed the Register building and
several stores, causing a loss of $60,000.
The fire is supposed to have been of in
A recent report from Copenhagen
states that a government order has been
published, forbidding the importation
from America of bacon and steam lard
and other undressed products.
President Adams of the Union Pa
cific, on the 25th issued a circular di
recting that all communications intend
ed for the general manager should liere
sifter bo sent to the president at Boston.
The eastbound train the other day on
the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
jumped the track five miles west of Bing
hampton, N. Y. Three coaches were
burned, two persons killed and a num
During the 6torm a number of vessels
and tugs were sunk at Delaware break
water and twenty-five lives lost. Two
bodies have already been recovered, and
it is believed the loss of life along the
coast was terrible.
A wedding party of sixteen persons
returning from church at Nensatz, Hnn
- Rary, the other day, started to cross the
ice in the Danube in carriages. When
half way across, the ice gave way and
the entire party drowned.
A report comes from Washington
that the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe
railroad company refused to allow the
striking engineers to haul the United
States mail cars unless they also haul
passengers and express cars.
The U. S. government is taking steps
to pay up the loss and injur ot China
men in this country, which will reach
$276,000; and then secure a treaty by
which Chinamen will be excluded from
this country for twenty years.
Alex. Bennett, John Iee and another
employe of the Singer Sewing Machine
company left Elizabeth, N. J., during
. the 6torm in a small row boat for Staten
Island. The boat has been found in the
ice empty, far out of its course. It is
believed the men reached Staten Island
.shore but perished in crossing the
With Judge Gresham as a candidate
for president, the republican party
.could make a strictly aggressive cam-
-paign. His record is free from any
suspicion of discredit or any necessity
of explanation; and the demand for such
'a man is so plain and so 'imperative that
it cannot possibly be rnisunderstood.
jSt Louis Globe-Democrat
The name of Judge Gresham is being
frequently mentioned in connection with
the next presidency. It is not probable
that he will receive the nomination, for
he is not sufficiently a politician to se
cure it, The presidency, unfortunately,
does not come to men, but the man must
tm to it. It is the wire puller who usu
ally gets the nomination for office, while
the clean, pure and thoroughly manly
nian is left behind. It is exceedingly
doubtful, too, if Judge Gresham could
be elected if nominated. He would have
the solid opposition of the monopolies,
for he has boxed their ears soundly since
he has been on the bench. The individ
ual stands just as good a show in Judge
Gresham's court as a corporation does,
n.wl o nnnr mnn ram T0t. ilist RB lllUCh
justice as a Gould can. The Goulds do
not like inm. xuey are not nrruaiuiueu
to such a vigorous administration of law
as distinguishes Judge Gresham's ad
ministration of it The corporations
and monopolies being against him,
therefore, his. nomination is not proba
ble, and his election would be im-ossi-ble
if he were nominated.
What does the Rural mean- that mo
nopolies and oororations can elect
whomever they like, does some one ask?
Let the people answer that question.
We cannot answer it We can only
point to the past Matt Carpenter once
tried to serve the people and the jeople
Tnr.r;ti ait liW.i trt Iia alnutrhtered and
drove him from their support Senator
A'an Wyck did the people a hukiu ser
vice, and the corporations knifed him.
Senator Whiting waB always the friend
of the people, but the corporations
marked him for a victim. Even Ben
Butler did good work, but the people
stood by while the monopolies knocked
him stiff. Is there any necessity for
such results? None whatever. The
people have the power to sustain their
friends in spite of the corporations and
monopolies. Why do they not do it? Let
them answer. Will they ever do it?
Yes, we think they will. When? Let
the people answer. Western Rural.
Convention of Republican Claim.
Delegates from various clnbs held a
state convention at Omaha on the 15th.
A large number were present.
Temporary organization was made by
the election of Capt. L. W. Billingsley,
chairman. Brad Slaughter and Fred
McConnell were chosen temjiorary sec
A series of resolutions were reported
by the committee and adopted by the
The convention organized a State
League bv the election of Hon. John M.
Thurston president, and a number of
vice presidents selected by the counties,
among whom we notice W. H. Winter
botham for Nance and E. L. King for
Brad Slanghter was elected secretary
and L N. Raymond treasurer.
The following executive committee
wap appointed: First congression.il dis
trict R- W. Breckenridge, Douglas
county, and C. M. Holmes, of Johnson
county; second district, L. A. Kent,
Kearney county, and J. M. Lee, Furnas
countv: third district, J. L. Graham,
Cuming county, and A. Barton, Dawes
county; at large, H. E. Palmer, of Cass
county, E.B. Penney, of Merrick county;
J. O. Colbv, Gage county and E. C
Carnes, of Seward county.
After having finished the business be
fore it, the League adjourned to meet at
Lincoln, Juno 28th, for the purpose of
ratifying the nominees of the national
The New York Htorm.
One can scarcely believe that ever such
a terrible snow and wiud -storm visited
New York City. It commenced early on
the morning of the 12th inst., and by 8
o'clock there was a foot or more of snow
on the ground. The high wind raging
caused the snow to drift from three to
four feet deep. By noon traffic was al
most suspended. Thousands of passen
gers were blocked on the elevated roads,
and the horse cars were unable to move.
Finally business was completely para
lyzed in the city and travel suspended.
The city was ubsolntely- snow-bound.
The oldest persons never saw its equal.
Not one train dispatched by either the
Erie or the Central.
Telegrams from distances of 200 miles,
tell the same story "It is the worst
storm ever known here."
On the night of the 12th a woman was
absolutely frozen to death at the corner
of Broadway and Fulton streets, believed
to bo by citizens of the city the busiest
four corners on earth.
The evidence of the storm is full, com
plete and reliable, so we must no longer
doubt, but believe that the storm did
occur and should le called by New York
folks, a "blizzard."
Judge Dundy's Decision
Saturday morning was what was to be
expected, and was virtually as follows:
'The engineers on the Union Pacific
have the right to quit work when they
please; but they have not the right to
enter into a conspiracy and by concerted
action suddenly leave the Uuion Pacific
road without enginemen when the pur
pose of that conspiracy is to prevent the
Union Pacific road from exchanging
freight with the Burlington, as by the
interstate commerce law it is required to
do. Against such an act the court will
Neither have the engineers the right
to refuse to pull Burlington cars and
such refusal would subject them to im
prisonment. The Union Pacific is the
creation of congress, it bears the nation
al birthmark upon it Congress has di
rectly enacted that its officers, agents
and operatives must at all times ex
change with and handle freight of cer
tain intersecting lines, among them the
Burlington & Missouri, and has made re
fusal a misdemeanor punishable by a
fine of not less than $1,000 and imprison
ment not less than six months on con
viction. This is a law of the United States
and whenever one or more persons by
conspiring attempt to subvert any law
and any overt act is done in pursuance
of a general plan in that direction, there
are heavy penalties annexed. The inter
state commerce law reiterates in effect
for all roads, the Union Pacific among
them, that was prescribed as the clearly
defined duties of the Union Pacific in
1874. These were the principles upon
which the decision was based.
The Republican State Central Committee
Held its meeting at Omaha on the even
ing of the 15th inst and fixed upon
Omaha as the place, and Monday, May
15th, 8 o'clock p. m. the time for holding
a state convention to elect four delegates
at large to the national convention in
Chicago, June 19.
The central committee also fixed upon
Lincoln as the place for holding the
state convention for nominating state
officers. The time was left to the execu
tive committee to fix.
Under the basis of representation
adopted by the committee, to apply to
both the state and national conventions,
Platte and adjoining counties are enti
tled to delegates as follows:
At thiB writing the public is not in
formed as to who will succeed Thomas
J. Potter with the Union Pacific Com
pany, but we think we can safely say
that Thomas L. Kimball, who has so
long and so ably represented the inter
ests of the Company, would be accepta
ble to the employes of the Company and
to the general public along the route,
who are so greatly interested in all that
concerns the relations of the Company
to the public who do business with them.
There is a mutual interest that touches
all of us, and we cannot but feel that
Thomas L. Kimball has such a concep
tion of that interest as would make it
alike beneficial to Company and people,
if "he should succeed to the place made
vacant by the death of Mr. Potter. Of
course men working in subordinate po
sitions must follow instructions, but
there is all the difference in the world
between men, even in saying the word
'no," wheu it has to be said, and this
Mr. Kimball can do firmly and yet very
Litter. Since the above was placed in
type Mr. Kimball has been appointed
general manager of the Union Pacific.
Mr. K. is 56 years of age, has been with
the U. P. Co. since '71, and his promo
tion will give very general satisfaction.
Dr. George M. Cox, U. S. pension ex
aminer at Springfield, Mo., committed a
horrible crime the other day by induc
ing Effie Ellis, the mistress of Panton
Cox, hi9 son, to enter a carriage with
him, and when she was seated, he struck
her over the head with a hot tie of -vitriol,,
breaking the vessel and smearing her
face and head with the acid. Her screams
attracted the attention of the police,who
released her from the frenzied physician,
but not until her eyes were burned ont
and her handsome features destroyed by
the powerful vitriol, which bnrned into
the gashes made by the broken glass.
The agony of the woman was intense,
and she now lies at the point of death.
Before meeting her the doctor's son had
been a promising youth, and his sudden
ruin distracted Mb father and drove him
to commit the terrible deed.
A terrible explosion occurred the
other morning of six tons of dynamite
on the farm of David Hampton, at
Williamsburg, Ind. The shock was
felt fifty miles away. Hampton was
loading a wagon with the stuff to
"shoot" a well at Hagerstown when the
crash came. Man, wagon and horses
were shattered to pieces. Shreds of
Hampton's shirt were found, and so was
the head of his horse, both far from the
place where they were blown up. The
farmhouse was wrecked and a hole fif
teen feet deep and twenty-five feet in
circumference found where the dyna
mite had been kept -
A Case of Cannibalism.
Winnipeg, March 14. The case of
cannibalism reported from the Peace
river country last summer turns out not
to be caused by hunger, but the work of
the woman who became "wehtigo" sev
eral years ago; she has since killed and
eaten twelve per6ons,members of her own
family, and others. She was alive at
last accounts from Edmonton. The In
dians and half breeds express surprise
that the government does not arrest and
punish her for the crime.
A Triple Tragedy.
Chicago, March 14. A Daily News
Dixon, 111., special says Samuel Whit
meyer killed George Albright and fatal
ly shot Barbara Albright and blew hiB
own brains out this morning. Whit
meyer was a laborer on Albright's farm
and fell in love with Barbara. He was
ordered off the place some time ago.
This morning he returned for bis cloth
ing and without warning drew a revolv
er and began shooting, with the result
as above stated.
A fatal wreck is reported from Mead
ville, Pa., on the afternoon of the 17th;
at a curve near that city, the fast Erie
express, No. 13, and passenger train No.
9, both running twenty-five miles an
hour, collided. The engines and bag
gage and mail cars of both trains were
totally demolished and several roaches
badly broken. Engineer B. W. Fessen
der was probably fatally injured. Many
other persons about the engines were
badly bruised, cut and injured, but not
fatally. Passengers suffered from the
shock and fright, but none were report
Robert Barber, a farm band, went to
the house of Richard Mason, aged
seventy, living near Truemansburg, N.
Y., tho other evening, and after horribly
beating him with a clnb attacked Ma
son's wife and beat her head into a
shapeless mass. He then set the house
on fire and fled. Mason recovered suf
ficiently to crawl into a snowdrift, but
his wife's body was burned to cinders.
Barber was caught before morning and
lodged in jail at Ithaca. Mason cannot
live. The motive of the crime is sup
posed to have been robbery.
Third District Kepablieaa Committee.
The Republican Committee of the 3d
Congressional District is hereby called
to meet in the parlors of the Eno hotel
in Fremont on Thursday, March 29th, at
3 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of calling
convention, or conventions, necessary to
be held during the present year in the
3d Congressional District and to transact
such other business as may properly
come before the committee,
E. H. Barnard, Chairman.
Suit is said to be about being com
menced by Attorney General Garland
against the Colorado Coke, Coal and
Iron company of Cincinnati, present
owners, to cancel forty-two homestead
entries, containing 10,720 acres in the
Pueblo land district of Colorado. The
land is valuable mining land and was en
tered by fictitious parties who sold to
the company in question. Suit to re
cover 200,000 feet of timber cut on gov
ernment land in Oregon is also recom
mended against the Northern Pacific
The Union Pacific District Attorney
Walker of New York, has brought suit
in the United States circuit court in be
half of the government against the
Western Union Telegraph company to
recover 812,495 paid for telegrams by
United States officials along the line of
railroad. The money was paid since
James W. Fitzgerald, living near the
village of Lorraine, N. Y., went there
during the storm to buy some groceries
but never got back. On the 13th his
horse was found in a field half frozen.
The belief ia that be ia dead and trariad
in the now.
The hearts of Omaha people will go
out to the poor sufferers in New York,
Philadelphia and other districts swept
by the recent blizzard. The 'hospitals
are-full of miserable creatures dug out.
of the snow and the morgues overflowing
with the cold, stiff bodies of the victims.
It is strange that with the numerous
and far reaching charities of the age
there is no' fund to transport the luck
less inhabitants ot the bleak Atlantic
coast to the blossoming prairies of Ne
The Republican State Central Com
mittee, at their meeting at Omaha, de
termined to hold the convention for se
lection of delegates to the presidential
convention, on the 15th day of May, at
Omaha; the regular state convention
will be held at Lincoln on a day to be
hereafter named by tho executive com
mittee. The basis of representation is
Maxwell's vote, ghyng Platte county 10
Mr Randall's tariff bill provides the
repeal of the entire internal tax on to
bacco and on fruit brandies. It also re
peals the license tax on wholesale and
retail liquor dealers, leaving these as
recommended by Jefferson, so that ''the
state authorities might adopt them." It
makes alcohol used in the arts free and
reduces the tax on whisky to 50 cents a
gallon, and proposes no reduction on
sugar and wool.
Tite other evening at Columbus, O., a
fire Htarted in the paint shop of the
Buckeye Buggy Co.'s new sir-story
building. Owing to the high wind and
the time the fire department' arrived, it
was plain to be seen that the building
was doomed, if not the whole square.
The loss to the buggy company will
reach $140,000 and the damago to other
buildings will raise this up towards
Charles S. Carer, of New Y'ork, has
been confirmed as solicitor of the treas
ury. R. L. Ledwick, nominated for
register of the land offico at Des Moines,
la.; M. C. Sanlly, of Kentucky, nomi
nated for associate justice of the su
preme court, Wyoming; W. M. Purcell,
nominated U. S. attorney for Dakota;
nominated U. S. consul A. J. Jones, of
HL, at Barangvilla.
Sheriff Stoddard, of Rice county,
Kansas, arrived at Denver, Col., the
other day with a requisition from the
governor of Kansas for the arrest of A.
C. Meyers and Frank West, charged
with the murder of Richibald Douglas,
a stock man at Lyons, Kas., two years
ago. The accused are two of the most
prominent and wealthy citizens of
A report was sent out from Chicago
on the 15th that three thousand two
hundred miles of railway were tied up
that- afternoon in ten minutes by the
brotherhood of locomotive engineers and
firemen. The entire main line of -the
Atchison, Tokeka & Santa Fe Co. and
all its branches were brought to a stand
still, a stretch of territory from St. Paul
on the north to El Paso on the south.
Oscar Metz, of Sioux City, a poor
man who buys old papers and rags, found
in his clean-up the other afternoon, two
drafts on the New Y'ork First National
Bank one for $2,000, the other for
$1,000. They wero the property of the
Security National Bank of Sioux City,
to wluch they were duly turned over.
They had carelessly been thrown into
the waste basket.
Additional reports from the great
storm in New Y'ork make matters worse
than ever. The snow in the city is fro
zen so hard that plows cannot be used,
and gangs of men with shovels and picks
are endeavoring to clear the roads. The
snow drifts in many places are from six
to eight feet deep. Several persons on
the night of the 12th inst., perished in
To citizens of Nebraska 'dur
ing the past week, and reported express
ly for this paper by C. A. Snow & Co.,
Patent lawyers, opp. U. S. patent office,
Washington, D. C:
H. A. Miller, Ogallala, horn tip; C. A.
Manker, Louisville, holder for barrels,
The trial of Mrs. John Witter of Den
ver, Colo., accused of murdering her
husband by giving him arsenic, resulted
in a verdict of "not guilty." The trial
lasted nearly throe weeks, closing on
the 13th. The ladies present when the
verdict was rendered were wild with ex
citement fondly congratulating the wid
ow on her escape from the gallows.
In a house of bad repute in Raton, N.
M., the other morning Deputy Sheriff
C. W. Cook shot and killed Deputy U.
S. Marshal Frank Catlin. The murder
was the outgrowth of hard feeling that
originated over the election of sheriff
last fall. And what a place for offcials
R. Heller, of Findlay, O., was found
in a dying condition the other afternoon
at his home, with his wife and 18 months
old baby lying dead by bis side. It is
thought to be a case of either murder or
suicide. The mystery will probably
never be solved.
A revised list of casualties in the rail
road accident that happened the other
day near Blackshear, Ga., shows 23
killed and 24 injured. Of the latter, ten
are in a Berious condition. The trestle
of the Hurricane river is about 800 feet
in length, and the break includes about
400 feet at the west end.
A short time ago the police of Nor
folk, Va., arrested a gang of five counter
feiters who had flooded the city with
counterfeit dollars. The dollars are
thicker than the genuine pieces, and
lighter. They are said to be excellent
counterfeits and very hard to detect.
Hon. John N. Irwin, mayor of Keo
kuk, Iowa, has issued his proclamation
for closing all the saloons in that city
by the first day of May. Personally,
the mayor has nothing to do with pro
hibition, but regards it as his positive
duty to execute the law.
Hong Kong mail which was received
the other night at San Francisco, on a
steamer from China gives the particu
lars of a terrible earthquake in China,
Dec. 15, which continued for many days.
More than 15,000 persons are said to
If Doraey is to give way to Judge
Crounse for congress, and be made
governor, while Jim Laird is to succeed
Manderson in the senate, as the Omaha
Herald claims to have discovered. Where
will Thayer and Manderson be? "Doubt
ful things are mighty.tnotrtain."
A bad accident happened to the Cuban
fast mail express from New Y'ork, near
Blackspoar. Ga., on the 17th; the train
was running at a high rate of speed and
plunged through a trestle work, killing
twenty persons instantly and badly in
juring a large number, some of whom
The other night iu Chicago three Ital
ians became involved in a quarrel over a
game of cards. Each of the men drew
stilettos and proceeded to cut and slash
indiscriminately. t the end of, a few
minutes all were seriously injured. Two
of them will die.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dotle, their
two children, and Mr. and Mrs. Adams,
their boarders of Bloomington, 111., ate
headcheese the other night for supper,
and were nil poisoned; Mr. and Mrs.
Adams and the children are ttt the point
D. T. Graham, has been, confirmed as
postmaster at Madison.
Sixty-seven counties of Nebraska were
represented in the state club convention,
by five hundred delegates.
The ice in the Missouri river was pass
ing out Saturday nicely and not damag
ing property iu Omaha to any extent.
They were getting ready lHst week at
Beatrice to voto on the question of is
suing bonds for paving a considerable
portion of the city.
Nicholas Johnson while walking on
the railro:id track the other night near
Sidney was struck by a freight car and
killed. He was not known in that vv 1
The vote of $40,000 bonds for erecting
a court house at Teeumseh met with;
considerable opposition throughout the
county, but was carried by a large ma
jority. W. G. Weathorby, a B. fc M. passen
ger bmkeinan, running lietween Lincoln
and Pacific Junction, had his arm brok
en the other night at the passengerdepot
W. Huddart, an employe on tho rail
road bridge at Sioux City, la., was in
stantly killed on the approach grade the
other afternoon. The bank caved in on
him and broke his neck.
It is reported that Gen. Armstrong,
inspector of U. S. Indian agencies, was
at Rosebud the other day investigating
charges and counter charges letween
the agent and employes.
Hastings is about receiving an im
portant accession to business interests,
in the location and establishment of a
large ready print, and printers' ware
house, by the Nebraska Newspaper
Union, a newly-organized company.
Elmer Hamerman, a young lad living
near David City, was arrested Saturday
last bv Sheriff Darnell for horse steal
ing. He stole the animal from Fred
Robson, of York county, and will be
taken to the York county jail to await
The Methodist people of Crete over a
week ago dedicated the new church
erected at an expense of over $10,000.
The exercises were conducted by Bishop
H. W. Warren of Denver. The balance
remaining on the church debt was
raised, and the house dedicated free of
The Hastings board or trade have en
tered into contract with Clay & Co. to
pay them $5,000 when they shall have
bnilt woolen and knitting mills to cgst
not less than $25,000, and employing
not less than thirty-five persons. The
mills are to 1 in operation within six
Capt. Yocum, secretary of the Hast
ings board of trade, says in his report
that during the year he has written
twelve hundred business letters for the
board and transmitted through the
mails about eighteen thousand printed
circulars, maps, papers, etc., to all parts
of the United States.
C. E. Dean of Omaha has been em
ployed by the board of commissioners of
Merrick county to examine the books of
ex-Treasurers Ratcliff and Webster.
Dean is to furnish a competent assist
ant and both are to work faithfully and
honestly eight hours a day and to re
ceive for their services $13 a day, board
and railroad fair one trip from and to
It may be satisfactory if yon have a
pair of scales to weigh your feeding hogs
at. regular intervals comparing their
gain with the amount, of corn fed. You
can easily know whether or not there is
a paying gain; and you may know when
the hoga have ceased to improve. The
scales may mark the time to sell more
certainly than your daily observation
U. S. D. Marshal Showalter, brought
to Omaha the other day for safe keeping
in the county jail Miller Miles, who is
charged with murdering First Sergeant
Emanuel Stanc on the Ft. Robison mili
tary reservation. He also brought three
witnesses to be held in the jail to be
on hand when needed nt the trial. Their
names are Phillip Dover, Jennie Blue
and "Skip" Hamilton.
A report came from Valentine the
other day that the grand jury had in
dicted J. M. Thatcher of Niobrara for
selling liquor without a license. -This
cose will test the law of thisstateceding
jurisdiction to the U. S-, and will deter
mine whether or not a man can sell
goods in competition with the whole
country and be exempt from taxation,
because his place of business happens
to be in a military reservation.
The reception tendered to Miss Min
nie Freeman at the opera house last
Saturday evening was well attended and
everything passed off in a very pleasant
manner. A beautiful silver tea set and
cake basket was presented her, the pre
sentation speech being made by Thos.
Darnall and was responded to by Miss
Minnie in a few choice words, after
which those who were so inclined, en
joyed themselves for a time with a so
cial dance, when all left for home with
many wishes for the future welfare of.
Miss Freeman. St Paul Phonograph.
If we had manufactured in this coun
try the $175,000,000 worth of manu
factured goods that were imported in
1886, it would have furnished nearly
700,000 more consumers for the farm
products of this country. They would
have consumed a large proportion of the
50,000,000 bushels of grain exported in
that year. If that grain had been con
sumed in this country it would have
saved to the farmer the freight paid to
foreign ship owners for ocean freight
the terminal port charges and the extra
labor employed in distributing the grain.
The men who prepared it for consump
tion and who distributed it would them
selves have been consumers. St Paul
t From oar regular correspondent.
Senator Ingall's ringing speech in the
senate was the political event of the
week. It was straight from the shoul
der, every sentence representing a
knockdown bjpw.against the democratic
party. It was all the senate officials
could do to keep down the enthusiastic
applause of the crowded galleries dur
ing its deliver.
Many old soldiers listened attentively
while the Kansas senator flayed the ad
ministration and the democratic party,
and the expression of their faces was all
the evidence needed of their supreme
enjoymeut of the well-deserved flagella
tion. They were particularly pleased
with the senator's reference to Cleve
land, whose many slurs upon them in
connection with the pension vetoes last
year have neither leen forgotten nor
Here's the Kansas senator's opinion of
Cleveland: "The nomination and elec
tion of Grover Cleveland has made the
pretensions of any American citizen to
the presidency respectable. There is no
man in this country whose ignorance is
so profound, whose obscurity so impen
etrable, whose antecedents so degraded,
that be has not the right to aspire to
the presidential nomination by the
Referring to the question asked by
Senator Vest in his speech last week
"Where is this pension business to stop?"
Mr. Ingolls said, "It is going to. stop
when - the- arrears of- pensions are paid;
wheu the limitation .is removed and ev
ery soldier on the rolls br who gets on
the rolls, is paid from the day of lua
disability, or, in case of a survivor, from
the date of the soldier's death; and when
every surviving soldier of the Union
army is put upon the rolls for service
only. That is when it. is going to stop.
And if yon do not like it, make the most
Referring to the pending pension bill
he said: "I hope it will pass the other
house of cangresB; and if it does, let the
president of the United States veto it at
It remained for a republican to take
the initiative in stopping the patent
medicine men and cigarette people from
making use of Mrs. Cleveland's picture
as an advertisement. Mr. Thomas, of
HI., has introduced a bill in the house
which makes it a misdemeanor nnnisha
ble by a heavy fine for any person or
tirm to use n woman s likeness as an ad
vertisement without her written consent.
Here is a little specimen of democratic
stupidity. The secretary of war report
ed to the senate that so many errors had
been made in printing the abstract of
the militia force of the country as recent
ly reported to congress, that the docu
ment was worthless. The senate has
ordered the public printer to reprint the
document That's the way Benedict-
For some days a rumor has been cur
rent here that Cleveland has written a
letter, which is now in the hands of ex
mayor Cooper, of New Y'ork, who is
anthorized to make it public whenever
he sees ht, in which he declines to allow
his name to be used for the nomination,
and further, that he would not accept
the nomination if it should be tendered
him. This is hard to believe.
Another failure in the treaty line is to
be charged up to the administration.
This time it is John Chinaman who has
euchered little Tommy Bayard. The
new treaty will be sent to the senate at
once. It prohibits the importation of
Chinese laborers into this country in
one paragraph, but opens wide the doors
for them in another, which it is under
stood was prepared by the Chinese min-s
ister here. It allows all Chinamen re
siding in' the United States, who have
accumulated property to the value ,o
9imiu or more 10 visit v;nina ana reiurn,
to this country as often as they please;
Any one at all acquainted with Chinese
Character will readily understand that
the average Chinaman will have no com
punction in swearing that he is worth
$1000 or any other sum if he can gain u
privilege by so doing.
Presidential booms are a little quiet
this week. The only one that has made
any headway is that of senator Sherman.
The republican minority of the house
ways and means committee have strug
gled manfully to get a hearing for the
various industries which are affected by
the Mills tariff bill, but so far in vain.
They are afraid that they might be con
vinced of the absurdity of the hodge
podge they have concocted.
Editor Journal:- -There is one mat
ter fraught with so much annoyance,
delay and danger to our citizens that it
calls for immediate action. The cross
ings over the U. P. tracks on Olive
and North streets, by reason of tho con
tinuous moving aud switching of long
-freight nnd passenger trains, are be
coming almost impassable, and danger
ous to teams and pedestrians, and, while
trainmen, switchmen, and flagman do all
they can to keep open the crossings,
there is great delay, and risk to life and
limb under the present condition of af
fairs at the depot grounds.
This must continue to increase, be
coming more dangerous and detrimental
to our business intesests, as the traffic
and travel of this road shall expand, and
in which all the towns on this great
thoroughfare are interested.
The only feasible and practical relief
from the increasing danger, and annoy
ing delay occasioned from the blockad
ing of crossing to and fro, to the north
and south side of our city, will be by
the construction of n viaduct on one of
our streets connecting the business cen
ter of the city and thus furnish an un
interrupted and safe means of travel at
all seasons, and at all hours.
We think the time is opportune,
when the city authorities should inaugu
rate some means to relieve our citizens
from this crying evil in our midst.
Mud is still plentiful.
Spring work will soon commence if
the present weather continues.
Jacob Karline has had an addition to
thefnumber of his horses; he has also
completed his new barn.
Andrew Mathis and Frank Luch
ainger each sold fat cattle last week;
they are both leading farmers and stock
Mrs. Stickly and Miss Ettie Moore
visited the Academy on Friday last.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Stickly intend re
moving to Schuyler soon.
Ducks and geese are appearing in
this vicinity, and our sportsmen are
rapidly thinning them out, though we
have secured no trophies yet
R. C. Mueller, director of school dis
trict No. 10, was around posting up the
notices for the annual school meeting.
A moderator is to be elected this spring.
The Academy pupils intend to give an
exhibition at the Academy the evening
of March 23d, and as L. H. Leavy is at
the bead we presume it will be a good
one.- Every one is cordially invited to
R. C. Mueller -has hired Matthew Volz.
to work for him ths coming season.
; EElsrST &
''flaw- Z2w .BS.
SUPERB LAMP FILLER
AND GOAL OIL CAN COMBINED,
Whirli for mfely, contttitmc cli-;inlin.. nmt simplicity, cannot b excfllwi It emhodle th
ttimplt princiiU-r in ihiloopiiy itwi tukt-s the rank above all Lamp Killurw. N. duuRir i ex
plosions. AbIutfHufetyKuaninterit. W j.iUinK, wuMin or drippin of oil ,u the Moor, table
or outtide of can. Ue it onre anil .m w ill not lie without it for he times it cot. It work in
larro cant ax well a Mniall onei. thereby haviuk the frequent and annoyin trip to the xtore with a
small can. Every ciin made of the verj lt tin, and warrnted to work satisfactorily Tall and a
amid can and net unce. ' "-
BAKER PERFECT STEEL BARB WIRE.
E-If ..u buy it you KetlOO rod of fencn from 100 pounds of wire, which no other will do."S
What better than a good warm coat for your
wife or daughter? Bargains will be given for
the next THIRTY DAYS, to close them out be
Five Hundred Suits !
Of men's, boys' and children's clothing to close
out. On account of the open winter we will close
out over 200 overcoats cheaper than ever known
Do not fail to see Galley Bros.' bargains be
fore buying. Remember these bargains will not
last long, we mean to close them out, so take ad-'
vantage of the bargains we shall offer at
Before we invoice. 3,,f
Money to loan on improved farms in this and adjoining
counties, at current rates. We are prepared to close loans
promptiy, in all cases where title and security are satisfactory.
Office up-stairs in Henry Building, corner of Olive and
Eleventh streets. jmyimir
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the sale of
Union Pacific ami Midland Pacific K. K. Lands for Male at from 3.0U to $10.00 per acra for ch
or on five or tan jeara time, in annual payments to snit purchasers. W have also a large and choica
lot of other lands, improved and unimproved, for sale at low price and on reasonable tanas. Also
business and residence Iota in the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real estate in
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. -
W. T. RICKLY& BRO.
Fxesla. i So.lt !veats.
tiaae, Peiltry, aid Fresh Fisfc. All Kitds f Saisage a Specialty.
fWCtb. paid for Hid, Pelts, Tallow. Highest narket price paid for fat cattl.y
. OliTs'Strsct, stcoa oox avrtb of First Witts! Bask.
ALWAYS FOR SALE AT
hist & umia
ERNST fc SCHWABZ.
KEBH7 RASATZ I CO.,
Have a Fine Lino of Staple and Pancv
Crecktry and filittwtrt,
Winch were bought cheap for cash, and will be sold
at very low prices.
Street, ('olamfius. Nebraska
Ketail Dealer in.
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