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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1888.
Gek. Habrison's official majority in
Iowa ia 31,668.
Chubch Howe was out of politics. He
now seeks to be president of the senate.
After the census of 185)0 Nebraska is
.likely to double her representation in
The ajftfretfate congressional vote in
Indiana gives the republicans a plurali
ty of 4,.r71.
It is proposed to add a law depart
ment to the state university a good
'- In an old book in the second-hand
book-store at Paris, Ky., S16.000 in
greenbacks was found.
Duke Maximilian, of Bavaria, who
was stricken with apoplexy a few days
ago, is dead. He was 80 years of age.
John M. Thurston of Omaha is
spoken of as a probable cabinet officer,
under the new administration.
General Harrison made his first ap
pointment on the 12th inst, by selecting
E. F. Tibbotts as his official stenogra
pher. News from Paris on the 15th states
that fifteen workmen in the Noyant
quarters at Seqre were bnried in a land
Gen. Brooke this week enters upon
an inspection of the thirty-one new sites
offered for the location of the new Fort
H. F. MABSHALii, cashier of the Sea
man's savings bank at New York,dropped
dead on the 16th at 2 o'clock in the
bank. He was 75 years old.
It was rumored at Paris on the 13th,
that German guards on the eastern
frontier shot three French sportsmen
killing one of tern instantly.
Two "bodies more were taken Thurs
day from the ruins of the lantern works
disaster at Rochester, N. Y., making
thirty-seven known to be dead.
IiAst report of yellow fever at Jack
sonville up to the 13th, gives only 6even
' new cases and two- deaths. Total cases
to date: 4,518; total deaths, 390.
Owino to the hot winds of July, the
corn crop of western Kansas was a fail
ure. A half-rate is asked of the rail
roads for the shipment of corn.
In the house of representatives of Ver
mont on the morning of the 15th the bill
granting to woman the right of suffrage
was defeated by a vote of 192 to 37.
The statement is made that the Chi-
cago, Burlington & Quincy and the
Uuion Pacific have each placed an order
for 10,000 tons of steel rails at Pittsburg.
With five counties on Saturday last
yet to send in offici.nl returns, the vote
on governor stands for Thayer 100,892
for McShane 82,597. Majority for
It is said that every county in the
second congressional district cast a ma
jority of its votes for Laird, for congress.
Jim has been a strong worker for the
interests of his district, surely.
Tikre ire already numerous candi
dates for speaker of the house, among
. theni Cady of Howard, Yocnm of Adams,
Majors of Nemaha, McBride and Cald
well of Lancaster, Lee of Furnjis, Wat
son of Otoe.
At Berea, Ohio, on the night of the
17th, Joseph and Lewis Coon, brothers,
were engaged in a fight and their father
attempted to separate them. Joseph
struck his father with n stone, killing
Gon. Warben, chief of the metropoli
tan police of London, has issued a pro
clamation offering free pardon to any ac
complice the Whitechapel murderer may
- have had, provided he will give informa
tion leading to the murderer's appre
hension. At Los Angeles, CaL, on the 15th
Fritz Anschlag, the German who was
to have been executed Friday for the
murder of Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock in.
January last, committed suicide by tak
ing strychnine, and died shortly after
Last week the London police were
confident that they were on the right
track in their search for the Whitechap
el murderer. Two persons have been
fonnd who saw the man who accom
panied -the last victim to- her room on
the Bight she was murdered.
According to Frank Leslie's JUas
trated, John M. Thurston narrowly es
. capes having the senatorship forced up
on him two years ago and will be the
next United States senator from Nebras
ka. This will be interesting reading for
Senator Manderson. Bee.
On the 13th at Binghampton, N. Y.,
Patrick Donahue who has. been dement
ed for some time past, made an unsuc
cessful attempt at suicide by cutting his
throat. On the 14th he attacked his
son, Edward, and inflicted injuries which
will result in the young man's death.
.-SnATor Gorman of the democratae
committee has ordered a recount of the
.votes in two' ef the Maryland districts,
me district in "Louisiana and one in
Uadtk Carolina. The effort will be made
- -to whittle the republican victory down
; to one majority in congress, if Jthat be
Jambs Walsh, of Omaha, was slugged
and robbed in front of his own house
about 11 o'clock Tuesday night of last
week. Walsh says that he- had been in
a neighboring saloon until that hour and
that while he drank several glasses of
beer he was not drunk. In this saloon
he met two young men, Bill Young and
Ed. McAndrews. According to his story
these men followed him home and com
mitted .the assault - His loss consists of
a silver watch and. S3 in cash. The
watch, he says, is worth 830. Young
and McAndrews were arraigned before
Judge Berka Wednesday and pleaded
not guilty. They profess to be moulders
and declare that they never saw Walsh
before they met him in the court room.
The metropolis of Nebraska needs a little
more stringent enforcement of law, and
an.increase of her police force.
The editor of the Journal is indebted
to the author, Hon. W. H. Michael, for a
copy of his story, "Better Dead than
Homeless." It is said to be founded on
fact, which we can readily believe to be
the case. An English family of work
ers in a factory desiro to better their
condition, and emigrate to America. A
contrast is drawn between the two coun
tries; the English system of labor in
factories is strongly pictured as against
our own, and. the benefit of protection
shown. The story is good, and told in a
very interesting manner, at times elo
quently. As illustrating some phases
of English and American life, the liook
is well worth reading, and if the object
of a good book is to make the reader
somewhat better by its study, there is
no doubt but this is a good book.
Colorado is not only proud of her cli
mate and wonderful resources, and a
thousand other things in which she has
an advantage over sister states, but she
is proud of her citizens at home and
abroad. She is proud of her orators, and
the following handsome tribute to one
of her well-known citizens will be appre
ciated by all. The Lincoln Journal says:
"One of the men who are doing good
work for the Republican party in this
state in the campaign is General A. J.
Sampson of Denver. He is a popular
speaker and in constant demand. Last
night at Crete, tonight at Beatrice, Fri
day at Peru and Saturday at Seward,
shows that his time is well occupied. He
is one of the most logical and convinc
ing speakers now on the Nebraska
stump." Denver Times, Oct 19, '88.
Last week near Bedding, Cal., one of
the boldest highway robberies of mail,
passengers and passers, by a lone robber,
was perpetrated in the evening about
one mile from the postoffice, within the
city limits. The robber held up five
men and put caps on their heads. He
robbed the two passengers of $160.
From the passers by, whom he halted,
he obtained from one, $65 and his watch,
and from the other, obtained 815. When
the robber got through taking 8240 from
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s box and rifling the
letters, he coolly walked off over the hill,
leaving Miss Welch to announce that
fact to his dunced-capped victims.
Hon. A. E. Cadt will represent a dem
ocratic county in the next state legisla
ture. He is a man of broad enough
views to represent the entire people of
Howard county to good advantage. He
neither laks ability nor experience in
public affairs and the Press would sec
ond the motion that he be elected speak
er of the house, The Press congratu
lates him on his election in every way
except his politics. This is Mr. C's op
portunity and he will not neglect to
improve it St Paul Free Press.
On the morning of the 13th a destruc
tive fire occurred in Watson's store, in
New York, extending from 150 156 Fur
mans street, owned by Col. Watson and
leased to the Fulton grain milling com
pany, who had 350,000 bushels of oats,
wheat and corn in the stores, burned.
Thousands of bushels of wheat corn and
oats flowed down from the different
stores and covered up half the street
Loss on building, grain and machinery
It was reported from New Haven,
Conn., on the 16th that Solon G. Jen
kins, while in a drunken fit the night
before at Walltngford, shot and killed
his father-in-law, Stephen Anthony.
Jenkins was a prosperous merchant when
he married Miss Anthony five years ago.
He took to drink, and his wife went to
live with her parents. During his spree
for several days past he threatened to
kill Ids father-in-law and his wholo fam
ily. He was promptly placed in jail.
The house of Mrs. Frank Knecht, at
Plymouth, Penn., was burned last Wed
nesday and her two children Fannie and
Frank aged 7 and 9 respectively, perish
ed in the flames. Mrs. Knecht had left
the house on an errand and on her return
found it on fire with the above result
The explosion of a lamp is said to have
been the cause of the accident Mrs.
Knecht is nearly a maniac, on account of
Ax accident is reported from Balti
more, Md., on the Baltimore & Ohio
railroad on the 15th, seven miles west of
Grafton. Both, engines and two baggage
cars were damaged. Engineers Dewere
and Clinton were killed, Fireman Shay
was seriously injured and Fireman
Baker was slightly wounded. The ac
cident was caused by locking the switch
for a siding instead of for the main
The examination of the ballots of
Boone, Campbell, Kenton and Pendleton
counties, in the Sixth Kentucky district,
shows that 7,502 perforated tickets were
cast for John G. Carlisle. His majority
in the entire district was 6151, so that if
no further search is made there are
enough ballots to defeat him if it shall
be declared upon contest that these per
forated ballots are void. O. World.
Up to the 15th in New York, the
official count of the vote for presidential
electors had been completed in forty
five out of the sixty counties in the
state. The official count from these
counties, and reliable estimates from
the remaning fifteen, show that the plu
rality of the Harrison electors will be
Last week in Philadelphia, Mrs. Ma
tilda Hellerman was shot and killed in
her home by Peter Kretchman. The
only explanation he gave to the police
was the statement that his wife died
about three weeks ago and that she had
been ruined and driven to her death by
One night last week at Pittsburg, Pa-,
Marie Berthune, wife of one of the vic
tims of the mine disaster, and made in
sane by the loss of her husband, satura
ted her cottage and five children with
oil, and set fire to herself and children,
and all but the oldest daughter were
burned to death.
The government works for the manu
facture of small arms at Chattellerault,
in the department of Vienna, was burn
ed on the 15th. This will necessitate the
suspension, for a short time, of the man
ufacture of the Label rifle. The loss is
placed at 1,000,000 francs.
Quay Coalileat or a Majority.
Washington, Nov. 16. Senator Quay,
chairman of the republican national com
mittee, said to' an associated press re-'
porter this afternoon that the republi
cans would certainly have control of the
next house of representatives by a ma
jority of five, and that their majority
might be nine.
Qaite a Boon.
Quite a Thurston, boom is already
showing itself, and ex-Senator Saunders'
whose daughter is married to a son of
President-elect Harrison, is being talked
of considerably for the Manderson suc
cession. Grand Island Independent
Not much of such talk, however, has
been heard outside of the Independent
A Horrible Death.
BELLEFONTEPa., Nov. 16. In the Cen
tre iron company's mill, at this place this
morning, John Flack, 15 years of age,
employed as a scaler, started to shut the
gates that stop the machinery, when he
tripped and fell on a coupling of a line
of shafting and was thrown under .it, and
a bolt on the coupling struck him in the
stomach and tore out his liver and en
trails and wound him around -the shaft
ing. He lived only a few minutes.
AnxioBtt for Statehood.
Plankington, Dak., Nov. 15. At a
meeting of the people of Aurora county
resolutions were adopted appointing a
committee to use all honorable means to
secure the calling of a special session of
the Fifty-first congress at the earliest
practicable day after March 4, in order
that an act may be passed which will
enable the loyal people of this territory
to celebrate the 4th of July, 1889, as two
members of the great family of states.
Said committee is requested to invite the
co-operation of other counties.
Ab iMportaut Corporation.
Articles of incorporation were filed
with the secretary of state at Lincoln
November 13th, by Frank Murphy, J. O.
Phillippi, Flemon Drake, Hamilton S.
Wicks, Simon S. Ott and George E.
Tewksbury, for the purpose of a busi
ness that will permit the "use, purchase,
s:de, renting, leasing and sub-leasing, in
the states of Nebraska and Iowa, and the
territories of Dakota, Montana and
Wyoming, of all graphopeone, phono
graph, and phonograph - graphophone
patents of Messrs. Thomas Alva Edison,
Alexander Graeam Bell, Chichester A.
Bell and Sumner Tainter," together
with all instruments that may be made
by said inventors or be purchased by the
North American phonograph company,
The place of business of this corpora
tion shall be Omaha, and its capital
stock 8625,000 divided into 650 shares.
Wreckage Coning Ashore Victims of the
Collision of the Lizard Being Washed Up,
London,Nov. 13. Considerable wreck
age and a number of bodies were washed
ashore between Looe and Polperro, in
Cornwall, during the last two days. One
of the bodies has been identified as that
of Captain Meyer, of the German ship
Theodore Bnger, from Hamburg for
Sydney. Articles that have come ashore
have also been recognized as belonging
to both that vessel and to the Cunard
steamer Nantes, with which the Theo
dore Buger collided thirty-six miles off
the Lizard. There is no doubt of the
total loss of both vessels, with most of
the crew of the Nantes and part of the
ship's crew. The survivors who landed
at Trowville include sixteen of the The
odore Buger's and two of the Nantes'
crew. It is believed all others went
down with their vessels.
Gov. Swineford, of Alaska, in his an
nual report says the white population
has greatly increased during the past
year, owing to the extension of mining
operations and the development of the
salmon curing industry. He says the
number of native population has been
greatly underestimated and estimates
that there are 35,000 natives. The total
population is 49,850 and of this number
there are 6,500 whites, 1,900 Creoles and
220 aleuts. The governor says but lit
tle has been accomplished in the way of
agricultural development The only ob
jection in the way of agriculture, in the
opinion of the governor, is that the lands
are not available for settlement He
says the climate is favorable and the
soil rich, and he' sees no reason why
Alaska may not ultimately rival Mon
tana as a cattle country. Ex.
Long and Bloody Fead.
News reached Winchester, Ky., on the
13th that Buck Combs and Fulton
French, partisans of the French faction
in the famous Breathitt county feud,
were assassinated last Saturday. The
two men were riding along together
when a volley came from an ambush and
both fell dead. French is a brother of
the chief of the French faction. It is
presumed that the two men were on
their way to Hazard, in Perry county,
where the senior French is now on trial
for the assassination of Joseph Ever
sole and Martin Combs in May last It
was feared that there would be blood
shed at the trial and to avert it a com
pany of state guards was sent to the
seat of the trouble in Perry county. Up
to this last little affair there had been
seven lives shot out in the feud, which
originate in 1886. French and Eversole
were the most prominent men - in
Breathitt county. They quarreled at an
election and the vendetta resulted.
The Missouri to be Dredged.
Lieut Chittenden of the army, who
has recently been transferred to govern
ment service with the Missouri river
commission, is back from a tnp to Fort
Benton and upper Missouri river points,
to look over next season's work. Fort
Benton is the head of navigation on the
Missouri, and steamboating to that point
this year has suffered immensely from
sandbars, which have made the river un
navigable for a distance of nine wfye
tin aide of that port . The principal
work of the lieutenant next season will
be to dredge and build dams to reopen
the channel to Fort Benton. In some
years as many as fifty boats have run to
that city,.but the obstructions this year
have reduced boating business very
greatly on that part of the upper river.
Lieut Chittenden has been -assigned
to station at this city, which will be. con
venient and agreeable, and will soon se
cure an office' and enter 'upon his winter
work. The portion of the river improve
ment work under his charge extends
from Sioux City to the head. .The gov
ernment boat which he will use is tied
up now above Bismarck. Omaha
Mardered for Money.
Miss Mehitable White, aged sixty
four, who lived on her farm near North
braintree, Masa, with no company but
a hired man, was found under some hay
in her barn the 18th, dead and shocking
ly mutilated, and suspicion has fallen
upon the hired man, John Thompson,
who had been in her employ but a short
time and is described as a rough looking
character. Thompson has not been
seen, since that night. He came to the
farm from a Novia Scotia employment
agency in Boston. The murder was dis
covered when a nephew of the old lady
called at the farm in the afternoon and
finding the house locked and empty
summoned the neighbors, who broke in
and found everything in confusion, the
rooms apparently having been ransack
ed in search of plunder. The searchers
then broke into the barn, where the
body was found. The throat was cut,
the skull crushed in and there were
other mutilations, while the feet and
hands were tied with ropes of twisted
hay. The motive of the murder- was
probably theft, but there was little or no
money kept in the house.
A Black HilN Tragedy- A Man and Wire
Mnrdered by Unknown Parties.
Potato Gulch, Dak., Nov. 1& A hor
rible crime was unearthed in the hills
about seventeen miles northwest of this
place by a party of prospectors yester
day. The body of John Obemmeller
was found hacked to pieces on the floor
of the log hut that served him for a
home, and the body of his wife was dis
covered in the undergrowth back of the
house utterly devoid of clothing and
terribly mutilated. Their 5-year-old
daughter is missing and no trace of her
can be found.
Obermueller's possessions consisted of
a pair of dun mules, a good wagon and a
Winchester -rifle, in addition to his
household effects. The mules, wagon
and rifle are missing and may afford a
clue to the murderers when found. All
the evidence tends to show that the wo
man had been set upon by unknown
parties while her husband was away
from the house and outraged. Her cries
must have alarmed her husband who
ran to her assistance only to meet death
at the hands of her assailants. As the
woman witnessed the latter crime it is
supposed she was killed also to insure
the safety of the scoundrels. Armed
miners are scouring the country for
traces of the assassins.
Methodist Bishops at Boston.
The Methodist bishops were in their
semi-annual session on the 11th at Bos
ton, Mass. The time was principally oc
cupied in discussing questions of law,
which were referred to special commit
tees. Bishop Newman reported for the
conference of Missouri and Illinois and
Bishop Goodsell for the Iowa conference.
Both reports' showed prosperity and
steady growth. The committee on plan
of visitation have presented a plan,
which is likely to be adopted, to have
one bishop representing the different
classes selected as a committee on plan
of visitation. There are at present four
classes in the board, those of 1872, 1876,
1880 and 1884. These four bishops go
carefully over the conferences of the
whole ohurch and make their assign
ments of Episcopal supervision. They
will hold a secret meeting, and the other
bishops will not know to what confer
ence they have been appointed until the
committee reports. They are expected
to follow the dictates of the committee
without any question, just as the minis
ters themselves have to accept their ap
pointments in the spring. Bishop Mai-
lalieu has been appointed to take charge
of the New England conference next
April. This is the only appointment yet
The Omaha Mahler.
The remains of Henry W. King," jr.,
were taken from the morgue and placed
on board a train for Chicago the after
noon of the 18th. Mrs. King, the Mis
souri bride, her cousin, Mrs. Snyder, and
a number of friends of the dead man ac
companied the body on its journey. Mrs.
King or Beechler is in close confinement
at the county jail, and no one is allowed
to see her. A guard, however, acted as
intermediary for a representative of the
United press, who gained a few addition
al facts concerning the murderess. She
says her father is William Beechler, liv
ing at No. 58 Cotter street, Cleveland, O.
She expects her lawyer from Chicago
will come to Omaha to defend her, and
that the child now at her house in Chi
cago is her brother, and that she has a
sister in the convent of the Sacred Heart
in the latter city. She denounced the
interview alleged to have been had with
her, in which she spoke of her father as
a Chicago capitalist, as false in every
particular. She says she did not men
tion her father, and remarked thaw the
shooting was "no revenge" either. The
telegram sent to the Cass street house
in Chicago on Saturday signed "G. H. S."
was undoubtedly from George H. Scott,
a traveling man for a Bochester, N. Y.,
boot and shoe house. His connection
with the case is shrouded in mystery,
but it is stated that he arrived from the
east at the same time as the Beechler
woman, and also registered at the Pax
ton house when she did. He disclaims
all knowledge of the woman until after
the shooting, but he has been put un
der bonds to appear as a witness in the
O. B. Frazier, a grocer, failed at North
Bend last week.
The Hastings Gazette-Journal com
pany has failed.
Wm. S. Mottor of Genoa has had his
Telephone connection between Madi
son and Norfolk is now complete.
Grand Island's beet-sugar plant is to
cost 8400,000, require 10,000 acres of
land wdtmpioy 2000 nag,
Neil Cartright has moved to town
from his Platte county farm, south of
the Loup, to give his children the bene
fit of our excellent public schools.
Hon. W. H. Robertson has been con
fined to his home in Madison for the
past three weeks by nervous prostration.
He was reported on the 16th as still be
ing a very sick man.
The coyotes west of Fremont have
been making havoc of the sheep in that
vicinity. J. G. Smith had twenty killed
Thursday -night. Hunters are in pur
suit of the sheep killers.
Hon. Joel Hull, of Minden, was
thrown from his buggy at Kearney on
tho 14th, striking upon his head and in
juring his back quite severely. It was
thought that his spine was injured.
Cholera among hogs in Otoe and
Nemaha counties has proved very fatal.
Some farmers in the vicinity of Talmage
have lost from one to two hundred head.
The loss is great in Glen Rock and Asp
inwall presincts, in Nemaha county. .
Mrs. D. S. Armstrong committed sui
at Norfolk Tuesday of last week, by
shooting herself through the heart No
reason assigned except depression of
mind amounting to insanity. She was
William Gardner, living near Juniata,
has lost three children by diptheria
within a period of two weeks. A fourth
is sick with the same disease and may
not live. The family has the sympathy
of the entire community.
Married, on Saturday, Oct 27, 1888, by
Judge Thomas, Mr. James Rowin and
Miss Mbllie Brent, both of Columbus.
James formerly lived at Richland, this
county, is a number one young man, and
has our liest wishes. Schuyler Quill.'
John A. Woods left Monday night for
his second trip to San Francisco with a
carload of poultry. He has this time
255 dozen chickens, or 3,060, besides 240
turkeys. ThiB business has mado quite
a market for our poultry. Schuyler
Joseph Wanke, section boss at Silver
Creek, has opened up a large grocery
store at that place. II. H. Hudson, his
son-in-law, will conduct the business.
Horace is a rustler find will undoubted
ly make a success of the business.
Mr. Bell's boiler and engine, which
will furnish power to run hiB electric
light dynamos, arrived Sunday and will
soon be placed in position. The boiler
will be used for the elevator during the
day and to run the dynamo engine dur
ing the night The engine is a beauty.
David City Tribune.
While the wife and aged mother of ex-
Governor Dawes were out on the 17th,
taking a ride their horse took fright,
became unmanageable, overturning the
carriage and throwing both occupants to
the ground. On being taken to their
home in Crete they were found to have
sustained no serious injury, though
. Mrs. Oehlbrich, who was convicted at
the last term of court of selling liquor at
Richland without a license, is. still in
dnranco vile, being unable to pay her
fine of 8100. She was only put in jail
last Friday, Sheriff Kudrna having al
lowed her to stay at his house part of
the time and at Mat Becker's part, but
that became monotonous and so he
placed her behind the bars. Schuyler
One of the features of election day in
Fremont was the voting of Benjamin
Reynolds. Talk about your old veterans,
he is a very old veteran. He not only
voted for Harrison in '40, but for Harri
son in '36, and all the candidates back to
and including Madison in 1813. He was
born in 1792 and is now 96 years eld, and
has taken part in every presidential
campaign but three since the adoption
of the constitution. He is still hale and
clear in mind. So says the Fremont
Superintendent Bnrkett, of Seward
county has placed Lena Webbeke, the
little victim of last winier's blizzard, in
the primary department of the C street
school in Lincoln, where she is to re
main during the winter, says the Gresh
am Review. She is now able to walk
quite well by means of her artificial
limb. Mr. Bnrkett has loaned out
83,750 of the fund raised for her at 8 per
cent interest on good real estate securi
ty, and it is expected that the annual in
come from this will support and edu
A tragic scene occurred in Omaha at
the Paxton hotel Saturday morning, by
the shooting of Henry W. King, jr., by a
woman who claimed to be his lawful
wife. The story of the wrongs inflicted
upon her by King is a long and sad one,
and nothing is known of the woman in
Omaha except what has been developed
since the dramatic tragedy. She came
to the Paxton hotel and registered as
"Mrs. Henry King, Chicago, 111.," and in
a short time thereafter sought an inter
view with the young man, King, and at
the ending of that meeting the shooting
took place in the parlor of the hotel.
She had learned before she shot King
that he had a new wife, and that she was
stopping with him at the Paxton hotel.
Her victim, Henry W. King, jr., was a
young man from Chicago who recently
located in Omaha and was quite well
known in connection with the new cloth
ing house of Browning, King & Co. The
friends of the young man deny that this
woman is King's wife but say her name
is Elizabeth M. Bechler, and formerly a
resident of Cleveland, Ohio, where she
now has friends living. King bears a
good reputation aside from his compan
ionship with women of the half world,
his first wife being of that character, his
second wife (the murderess), said to be..
He had been living with his third wife
(a private marriage), but a short time.
At last accounts she was so prostrated
by the death of King that her life was
dispaired of. The murderess was arrest
ed and is in prison. She confesses to
the deed and justifies it
November 4th, 1881, Watson B. Smith,
at the time .dirk of the U. S. district
court, was murdered while passing out
of his office in the government building
at Omaha. All the particulars seem
ed to point to murder, and the
liquor element was charged with pro
coring it, because Smith had been in
open opposition .to the traffic for some
time. A man named August Arndt was
arrested charged with the crime but the
proof was not regarded as conclusive.
Geo. O'Connor of Melbourne, Australia,
recently caught in the act of burglariz
inf a warekouee than and who whila en
doavoring to escape arrest was shot and
, mortally wounded, confessed to a priest
tne parncmiara oi ma past lire, and
among all his crimes the one that both
ered him most was the murder he had
committed in Omaha. Further the Bee
ays: "He described the building and
gave the name of the victim, and told
how he had been prowling around Oma
ha for an opportunity to mike a steal.
Finding the government building open,
he crept up stairs, when he was sudden
ly confronted by Colonel Smith, who was
leaving the office, revolvor in hand. He
at once grappled with him and wrested
the. revolver away, but finding he could
not escape he fired the fatal shot Wash
ing his hands and secreting the revolver
he made his way to the Union Pacific
yard, where he hid in a box car on an
outward bound train. Meeting with the
usual reverses of a tramp, he at length
reached San Francisco, where he learned
his victim's name and then worked his
way to Australia. There he continued
his . career of crime until he met his
death, and in making his confession he
only stipulated that word should be
sent to Omaha through a companion
named Burke. Burke has not yet reach;
ed this city, but the particulars found
their way into the Glasgow Mail, which
prints them with accuracy of detail re
garding Omaha that loaves no doubt as
to their genuineness."
From oar regular cornspontlent.
The presidency, the senate and the
house of repaesentatives, all won in one
day, gives republicans the right to be
proud of their party, its principles and
its achievements. If our democratic
friends object to the great jubilee now
taking place all over the conntry, they
must keep themselves out of hearing for
some time to come. No person who has
not lived in Washington under Cleve
land's administration and seen tlie I-have-coiue-to-stay
style affected by the aver
age democratic office-holder can form
any idea of the great joy felt here by the
republicans over the great republican
victory. Republicans meet each other
on the street aud with clasped hands
thank God that the democratic night
mare will soon be over.
Much amusement has been created
here by the circulation of thousands of
tickets, gotten up in the usual form of a
railroad ticket with coupon attached.
The main body of the ticket is as follows:
"Grand popular excursion of the demo
cratic party, up Salt River, March 4, 1889,
on the English built steamer, "Free
Trade," Grover Cleveland master, Dan
Lamont mate, Lord Sackville pilot,
Trotter steward. Don't miss this popu
lar excursion all your fellow democrats
will be on board. Committee on ar
rangements, Barnum, Gorman and Brice.
Eugene Higgins passenger agent For
state rooms apply to the civil service
commission." At one end is a coupon
reading: "No return checks given to
moss-back democrats. By order of the
American people. N. B. Tho holder of
this coupon, after a lapse of one year, if
vouched for by three bona fide republi
cans, may be taken into the republican
party and given a chance to reform."
At the othor end of the ticket are two
coupons, tlte first being: "Good for one
dish of crow, served to order, with red
bandana napkin," and the second, "Good
for thirteen democratic drinks (one pint
each) of Georgia mountain dew or Ken
tucky Bourbon (Moonshine) whiskey."
It is doubtful if there is a democratic
office-holder in Washington who has not
received one of these tickots from some
republican friend. They were gotten up
and printed by the Republic, a republi
can newspaper of this city. Tho same
paper also issued a card with heavy
black border surrounding the words, "In
Memoriam, Free Trade, Died November
There is a report that an extra session
of the Fifty-first congress will be called
immediately after the fourth of March.
Just how much ground there is for the
rnnior I cannot say probably very little,
but at any rate it has caused the organi
zation of the next house to be talked
about The contest for the siieakership
will probably be between Reed of Maine,
and McKinley of Ohio, with Cannon,
Burrows and several others looming up
as dark horses. Most persons here seem
to think, at this time, that McKinley,
owing greatly to his action at the Chica
go convention this year, will have an
easy walk over. But in taking their
opinions it must lie kept in mind that
the people expressing them are not the
ones who will nominate and select the
speaker of the Fifty-first congress.
Everybody argues that Hon. Edward
McPherson, who is entitled to great
credit for his shrewd and able manage
ment of the republican congressional
committee in the campaign just past, will
resume his old position as clerk of the
house, under the new organization. For
the other prominent positions, doorkeep
er, sergeant-at-arms and postmaster, no
particular favorites seem to have the
lead so far.
Next Thursday the daughter of Secre
tary Endicott is to be married in this
city to Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, who
represented the English government
during the negotiation of the rejected
fisheries treaty. Whether Lord Sack
ville, who is still here, will receive an
invitation, and if he does whether he
will care to attend are questions that
are greatly agitating the snobocracy of
Senator Quay will this week remove
the headquarters of the republican na
tional committee from New York to
Local republicans have already taken
the preliminary stops toward the inaug
uration ceremonies. It is probable that
a building will have to be erected for
the inaugural ball. For Garfield's and
Cleveland's inaugurations there were
new government buildings near enough
completed to be utilized, the first being
the national museum and the latter the
W1T3 GO WOOL GATHERING.
They Loach Pews Town.
"Do you know that many business men
are half crazy when they enter a restau
rant i.t noon for lunch or dinner?" This
was said to a reporter by the owner of a
well known restaurant, who continued:
"Their minds are not upon what they are
doing; their brains 'are busy aa can be
figuring and planning. Their bodies left
their counting rooms, but their beads re
mained. They, aa a rule, eat hurriedly.
and any number ot taem do ao
tni mm liwffll. Often
ERNST & SCHWARZ,
-MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS I K-
aanVaianTNnMnnpt. aav AFm
SUPERB LAMP FILLER
AND COAL OIL CAN COMBINED,
Which Tor safety, ctmveiueuce, cleanlinet and aimphcity. cannot-be excelled. It embodies tae
tnliwt uriuciidm in tUilKSo:hrHii(i taken the rank abnt nil Unn v;il,, "v .-
atmpltMtpriucnlt.MiniUUKioplirHU(ttakotherankabiie all Lamp Filler No daaaer of aa
ploaiubt. AboluteAf-tyBuaruntM)d. NoHiiillinit.-tY-cxtinKnrdrippuiicof oil n the floor table
larav cans a well as atnall oner-, thereby muring
nullmn ."Knmeiui iniulrtitf th vrv lunt tin.
uuiijFwnww wr jou , wU .inn, an.iuK
mall oan. Every can inadu of the very bent tin.
aamnl can nnd iret nrictui.
BAKER PERFECT STEEL BARB WIRE.
T-lfMHibnyityouintlOOmd0if fouce Tntm lnOHiiindsif wire, which nnntherwilldt.f3
ERNST 4s SCHWARZ.
SPEICE & STOKTH,
General Agents for the sale of
Union Paeiic and Midland Pacific It. R. Ijinda for aalo at from f3.00 to S 10.00 per acra for cast
or oa five or taa yeara time, in """' paymenta to suit purchasers. We havo alo a loqp and choio
lot of other laada. improved and unimproved, fur sale at low price and on reasonable terma. Alet
fcf in l iiinr infai in the city. We keep a complete abstract of title to all real eatate it
COLUMBUS. NEBRASKA. "
that one will throw down one cent at tbc
cashier's desk with a sevonty-nve cetfl
or fifty cent check, and wait for a minute
or two for the change. And these are
sharp, shrewd, calculating business men,
who, if you entered their places of busi
ness, you would find alert enough, and
who would never make a mistake in giv
ing out or receiving money.
"They show their mental abstraction
in various ways. One will come in, and
with deliberation place his hat beneath
his chair, yet when he has done eating he
will rush to the rack, and, seizing some
body else's hat, go out, probably not dis
covering his error for a day or two. It is
a positive fact that not long ago a man
withaTf head wore out of my place a
6J hat, which would scarcely stay on the
top of his head. Nor did he discover his
mistake until he reached his office.
"One day a man stepped up to my desk
and complained that ho had lost his hat, a
very fine one which had cost him $7 or f8.
His hat had been stolen, he charged, and
he was excited and angry. Would you
believe it? It was he who had stolen one.
I discovered a few minutes later that two
days before ho bad taken the hat of an
other, leaving his own. The one he took
was of the same material, but had been
worn an entire season, being greasy and
soiled; still, he wore it without discover
ing the fact until tho time ho made the
complaint, although his own hat was a
fine, brand new one.
"It is truly odd how men will behave
about hats. Frequently ono will come
holding one in his hand and tell me he did
not wear that when he came in. I look at
the faces of these, and if they have but
just been shaved, tell them they made the
exchange at the barber's and did not dis
cover their error until they came in here
One man made a great ado because, as he
said, some one had carried off his hat.
when investigation showed that he had
worn another man's hat to tho restaurant,
picking it up as he left the office, but not
detecting it until he had eaten. Going
out to eat at noon is not an Interval of
rest to most business men, because there
is no rest. They must supply thu wants
of their inner man, but they do it without
any rest of the brain. Their occupation
is before them all the while, as their far
away looks show. They say and do things
In the most mechanical manner, and will
skip from twenty-four to forty -eight hours
in their computations. A level headed
man of business insisted up and down,
while holding his own hat in his hand a
nice silk one that it did not belong to
him. He knew what he had worn down
town it was a white ono, he declared.
He probably had done so the day before,
but would not be convinced of his error
until the name on the inside of the inner
band revealed it to him. A man picks up
a heap of human nature in our business,
because all sorts of things occur, particu
larly at the noon rush, when men do some
of the most absurd things in the world,
and are often most unreasonable because
of their self absorption." Chicago Herald.
Tarring aad Feathering.
Philologists have long observed that
many words popularly known as "Amer
icanisms'' are really good old Eng
lish terms brought over by the Pilgrim
Fathers, the early settlers on the James,
cte., and retained here when forgotten in
the country of their birth. Similarly,
not a few Dutch words boss, boodle, etc.
brought over by the early settlers of
New Amsterdam, have spread from their
original American habitat, till they have
become part of our speech. It is not less
interesting to note that certain customs,
forgotten in their home land, but re
tained here, and, therefore, characterized
as "American," are really importations
Not one of these customs has been re
garded aa more distinctively "Yankee"
than the venerable one of "tarring and
feathering,' and yet we learn from the
"Annales Berum Angllearum" of the ven
erable English historian Hoveden (living
m the Thirteenth century and court chap
lain to Henry nf) that the custom is at
least aa old aa the time of Richard the'
lion Hearted. He tells that Richard, on
ettmg out on the third crusade, made
sundry enactments for the regulation of
Ue lest, one of which was that "A robber
who shall be convicted of theft shall have
his head cropped after the fashion of a
champion, and boiling pitch shall be
poured thereon, and the feathers of a
cushion abau be anaken out on him, so
thai he may be known, and at the first
land at which the ship shall touch he
hall be set on.ehore." Whether the
custom wee earlier than this we have no
means of determining. It is at leant close
on to TOO years old American Notes and
GapL Rogers, of the Monrovia, nays:
"Ifem what I have seen of the cokminta
in Liberia I believe their chances fer.amc-
the fretptent and ftnninf triu to. the Htore with a.
Mill nrrnUI .. u-.irlr m...:.....:i h . . m'
tiitr jmjurui ami annMK iripi la the Htore with a.
and warrnted to work natifacnrilr.. Call and ne
ALWAYS FOK SALKAT
:A the south. It is true that the African
fever, in, many cases, renders them in
capable to work for awhile, but when
they become thoroughly acclimated they
find no difficulty in making a living. A
large proportion of them are prosperous
ana are hoarding up considerable wealth."
Mrs. M. B. Merrimmn, a white mission
ary, differs materially from Capt. Sogers
and is bitter in her denunciation of the
cruel manner in which the negro colonists
are treated. She said: "I have been
among the negroes of the south, and I
have seen them at their worst. I have
been among the natives of Africa for
years as a missionary, but never have I
witnessed such abject poverty, squalor
and wretchedness as prevails among taa
negro colonists in Liberia. It is true that
the colonization society furnishes then
with laad to work and keeps them in food
fox six months from their arrival. But
what does it avail them? They are there
scarcely a month when they are stricken
down with African farar. Borne of taem
surme it, out m maw cases it means
death. When tanm who cat well
abtetOffotowQzmwfBdfhat their al
lotted time of aafpsct by the society
has expired and they ax paupers. Thu
is not always the ease. While not one
has ever yet bean an to escape the
fever, some of tkam, w"k possess un
usually good Camwimmm, get wall and
become quite fcoafanw. To taa proa
perous the paupata laak far their su baUt
ence." Joe Hawaii t Beaton Gloea
French physicians are 'reporting great
success with the prompt internal use of
an antiseptic in cases of typhoid fever.
After disinfection of tho Intestines, ac
cording to this method, the disease runs a
short course. Arkansaw Traveler.
The diamond fallen into the dirt Is not
the less precious, and the dust raised by
high winds to heaven is not the less vile
and distressing. Persian Proverb-
iVWtvif. tr tho in.il nr anil rrinncil nf t. i-ltv
of (ViInmtiiiH. That the hidrwollc uhuttiue th
lota hereinafter namil and dittcribed, be and th
name are horthjr ordered to be repaired, towit:
Eart i ft lot 2 block 111, owner Thou. Farrell;
ent Al ft lot S block 11S, owner 1. Mclnr; west
2 ft lot 2 block IIS. owner M. K. Turner; lots 21.
r- 'Si, it, bhick It Columbia Square, owner P. J.
i&hmitz; went ' lot t block It I. owner Jacob
KrnBt; lot 1 block A Columbia Kiiunre, owner 1.
tieer; lot 2 Mock 111, owner W. Al. Corneliiit;
lotn 1 ami 2 block 112. owner J. H. Keivenbrock;
lot s and 4 block 112. owner .Michael Dinneen;
lot .r. block U7, owner F. V. Iteimer; lot 4 block
Irttf, owner ('has. II. Wheeler: lot 5 block MS.
owner Alary liremer; lot 1 block (J Columbia
Sjuare. owner lnul Hopieu; Court Houno
Siian. uittt and mmth Hide; lot 1 block ', own
er U. I. It Co.; part lot 8 block to, owner U. V.
KyCo.; part lot block 82, owner Simon I teed;
lot H block &, oner John Hammond; went i
lot 4 block 8rt, owner 1. (thick: lotH 1, 2, 3 and
east M oft, block Mi, owners J. L. Sturgeon, E. A.
Uerrard, Aim. Wermnth; lot 4 and west V, lot 3
block 84, owners Anderson A ltoen; lot 1 blocaV
84, owners lioettcher Jc Kersenbrock; lots 5 and
ti block SI owner Alillett estate; lot 3 block U.
Steven Addition, owner John Herat; lot I block
1J Stevens Addition, owner James Flynn: lot I
block 13, Stevens Addition, owner Theo. Fried
hof; lota 3 and 4 block 14 Stevens Addition,
owner K. II. Fanble; lot 5 block 52, Fresh) terian
church; lots 7 and 8 block It Stevens Addition,
owner Lydia C. Crites; Iota 7 and 8 block 3 Ste
vens Addition, owner Cecelia Stillman; middle
22 ft lot 2 block 57, owner 8. A. Honesteel; north
!i lot 1 block 31 Stevens Addition, owner Mary
L. Brindley; south J lot 1 block 31 Stevens Ad
dition, owner Alary E. Moore; lot 1 block 15 Ste
vens Addition, owner Alary Lamb: lut 8 block 51,
owner Joseph Wells; lots 3 and 4 block 58, owner'
James G. Alegeath: lots 1, 2 and 3 block 8t,owaer
Jonas Welch, Jaeioci Sc Schnpbach.
Hesolvrtl, That the foregoing be published on
week in the Columlcs JocnxiL.
Jaxkh K. North.
Attest : G cs Fa lb im. Mavor.
City Clerk. It
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS FOR BUILD-
'Notice ia hereby riven that the city coaacil of
the city of Columbus, Platte county, Nebraska,
will receive sealed bids orjpropoeala for rstaiatu
init the required material! aad doing the work
necessary thereto, iu altering the present dis
tribution )Htem of the waterworks of said city.,
and also for the extension of said distribution
system. The alterations to be made require
about 7104 feet of 4 inch pipe to be taken up and
new inch pipe laid in lieu thereof the 4 inch
pipe so taken up will be laid in the extension of
said s j stern: the extension aggregates about
13.050 feet. Bids must be for furnishing all th
material less such as is taken up and most in
clude all the work. Such sealed bids or propo
sals will received until (5 o'clock p. m. December
3d. 1888. Plans and specifications for said work
ran be seen in the office of the clerk of said city.
Said city council reserve the right to reject any
and all bids.
J. E. MohTB, Afayor.
Gus. Fi.BAUM, Clerk.
Oet.29,1888. ... 31oct5t
In the matter of the estate of Anna Baamana,
Notice is hereby given, that the creditors of the
said deceased will meet the executor of said
estate before me, county jndge of Platte coanty.
Nebraska, at the county court room in said
county, on the 10th day of Janaary. 1889. on the
Utb day of Alarch, 188V. and on the 10th day of
Afay. 1&. at 10 o'clock a, a. each day, for the
purpose of iimmntina thrirrlninw for examina
tion. adjnstJne at and allow oa. Six month
tirr nllmrrrrl fnr rmriltnrs tn nraamit thair rlslmn
and one year for the executor to settle said eatate
from the 10th day of Npvember. 1888.
Dated November 15, A. D., 1868.
Zlnovit . CeaatyJadea.