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WHOLE NUMBER 102($.
VOLUME XX. -NUMBER 38.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1890.
A. ANDERSON, Prws't.
J. 1L GALLEY, Vice l'rw't.
O. T. ROES, Cashier.
G. ANDERSON. P. ANDERSON.
JACOIJ GREISKN. HENRY RAGATZ,
JOHN J. SULLIVAN.
First National Bank
Statement of Condition at the Close of
Badness September 33, 1889.
Loins and Discount $ 1 (.& 1 ".
U.S. Montis It'i.rr.o ir
Oilier MorknnI IkuiiIi 10.U.M 'Si
Ileal IvMate. Kurnitnrennd Fixtures.. 11, "ST! Si
Ihie from other lisnks.. . .$ lS.'XJ."-;
" U.M. Treasury. I573.1K)
CathonUsnd 17,407.1.: 33,103 C7
$ 207,a 07
Capital mid Surplus
UudivMc J nr !:
XatlouHl ll.iuk nui outstanding
.... 1 :!.- kj 00
.... M2.1J) 11
$ L';7,Ka 07
Oilice ver Columbus State Rank, Columbus.
okluvai & KE:i:sti:t:,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
OHieo over l'irft National Rank, Columbus,
Nelirsiska. iu-tr 1
SSyi'artii-s iltf-irinj; i-urvcjing done can no.
UrtTH im. at Ydunibuti, Ntl., or call at my ottice
in Court Hinw. r.majfco-y
T J. crasser,
CO. sup't PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
1 will lip in my ollicf in the Court Ilr.us", tlio
third Satuni-iy of ich month for the i-jamiL.-i-turn
of np;liant. for teacher., ciTtilira't t, ai.il
for the tniiiKiflixu of other t-chool liubiw b.
-r Be. crottztu.s,
DRAY ami EXPJtESSMAX.
Liht ami li.-avy lirmlintr. GimmIs Iiamlltil.witli
ir Hwiiliiuartorn at J. 1'. Rtcker ACo.Vi.'.Hci.
J'uleidioac. :a ami 31. tthiuneiuf
iSuccc&tiirs In I'anble t Bushel!),
BR Civ 3iIAKEES !
?"Ciirtracforrt anil builder will find our
brick tin-t-rlaes and oifr-ivd at roa-onah!n rt-!'- .
Wean- alw prcp.tr-d to do nil kinds of hr.cfc
yf K. TURNER '& CO.,
Proprietor and Publishers of tho
niuMrrs ;c3s:;n ii its :;i3. riuii? j:3;:tal,
Roth. o--t-iaid to any address, for $'1X0 a jrar,
ftrictly in aihaurc. 1- imiia Jouiinu., $UJ a
W. A. MCALLISTER. W. 31. CORNELIUS
rcAL.K.iK'i:Es a- ces:s:s,;i:s
ATl'ORXEYS AT i.lir.
Office up Mairh o er Erh?t A Schwnrz's etoro on
Llevouth t-tret-t. lQmmjSj
JOILN G. 1IIGG1NS. C. J. GARLOW,
HIGGINS & GAKL0W,
SieciiJty made o? Collections by C. J. Garlov.
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Hoofing and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
EC-Slim on l"th 8tret, Krauso Rro." !d
Ftaud ia TliittecuJli tire-t. lltt
Chxs. F. Knait. Fn nk R. Kx r?
Contractors and Builders.
1 j-timates fiirni-hed on brick and Moricrk
and lilas-terins. free. Secial attemion pii 11 1.
ttiiic lK)iIer, inautli-. etc. Stninini; an i
tack poiiitimi old or new brick work to repT-M-nt
pre? 'iHl brick, a specialty. Correionlenc'
eolicitHl. References jriveu.
A STRAY LEAF!
THE COLUMBUS JOUSSiiL.
THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE.
; He OJer Byth for a Year, at UJOO.
The Jockhi. is acknowllei to Ixj the fcon
bevs and family i4jnr in Platto coanty.and Tha
American Macazine isthp only lii::h-clas month
ly mapazine devoted entirely to American Litra
tnip, American Thought and PiosrT. and is
the Cisly decided exion',nt of America ti Institu
tions. It is a- Kood a any of tii" older msa
xine, fnrni-l.ins iu n ar o.r l.y.O ces of tha
choicest literature, written liy theabie-t Ameri
can author. It i- iK-antifollv illu.-tratcil, nail i
rich ith chatminBContinaed and ?hort ttori.
Ko nsore epprupnate present can bo
jciwio than a year's tabicriptioa to Th Amei.
Jt will be esreoially bnlhaat during the year
Th" pnee of JoztsxL is $2.00, and The Asaeri
fM JfofMiie is f,C0; (Q olJer both or 1..
ONE TURNER SCCCESSFULLV WORKS
SOUTH DAKOTA FIELDS.
Slat Auditor Taylor Is Chocking Up
llirds of that Kind Some ludixn l'rtra
jrraphs Other Xew for" tho Western
A Pioneer Prest special from Sioux
Falls, S. D., Bays detectives are
hunting for Dexter C Turner,
who, according te the statements
or Sta'e Auditor Taylor, is one of the most
hccomplUbed insurance lascals thit ever
operated in this ct!ou of tho country.
Tumor came o South Daot.t iu June of
thi3 year, representing himsof o "tato
agent of South Dakota for tho Citi
zens' Life association of Cherokee, la.
He tisc&diaterj proceeded to organize the
state in a systematic manner to solicit life
insurance for his company. Agents Tirt
appointed among the farmers and laboring
claseeav An attractive feature of his plnn
was to issue a conjoint policy, coveri g
both man and wife, and in some instances
tho entire family. Business camo pouriag
in at an enormous rate, notes
or cash being taken for prenuums
from tho policy holder?, Or nnj thing
that could 10 sipieezed from their cus.
torners. When a note was taken it was
sold at whatever figure tho local bank was
willing to pay for it. The company Tur
ner was represenMu'g had no authority to
do business in this state from me nor did
Turner or any of bis agents have a certifi
cate of nuthonty issued by my oUlce
Their work has been a fraudulent schema
from its it.ooptioil. The amount of busi
ness done is enormous aud tho policies
written will reach millions of dollars. I
have pla. ed tho matter in tho hand?
of tho county attorney of Davi
son county, who will institute pro
ceedings in tho tended States courts for
collection of tines against the company,
which aro $10,000 for each jo!icy written.
I am gathering evideuco every day which
goo3 to Drove that the swiudlo perpetrated
by Turner is a gigantic one. The
country has been worked thorougly
and his receipts from his nefar
ious work must amount to many
thousands of dollars. Notes tikca by him
uero snort-time notes, and in some cases
where bo could not sell them ha has ob
tained judgment against the parties. The
notes, of course, aro null and oid, but in
nocent parlies held them to a large amount
aud must suffer. Turner is an old offender
iu this line.
THE SIOUX ORSTUrcTJOX'lsT.
Old Silting Roll DSt-grtiutlvtl at Rein?; Ig
nored. Sitting Bull, the Sioux chief, is said to
b incensed over tho fact that he was not
taken to Washington with tho delegation
of Sioux ehiefs who recently held a consul
tation with l'risid'nt llanisan regarding
their lauds. Dull now fully realizes that
he is unpopular with Agent McLaughlin
and all in authority, and he is vehement in
his denunciation of the agon nud tho pioro
popnlur chiefs. It i$ a particularlv bitter
pill to him to have John Grass and Gall,
his greatest eneur , recognized as leaders,
while ho is ignore1 as of no more conse
quence than the p.. rest buck in the tri 0.
He pays that Grass and Gall have b.-cn
traitots to tho Indians and that lhr sold
out their people in tho confeience which
resulted in the ceding of their lands which
will soon bo thrown open for settlement.
In an interview since the depaituro of
the Indian delegation for tlla east, ho said:
"I have always been a friend to my people.
I have not been like Gras and Gall, who
sold them out. I am no good with white
men, but the time will coma when tho Iu
oiacs will see that I am right."
What little consideration Agent 11c
Langhlin ha 1 for Sitting Dull vanished
when the latter attempted to stampede tho
Indians away fiom tho conference just
as they were about to sign the treaty. Since
then the agent has been disciplining him
with good effect.
Crievancos or the Sioux.
Tho delegation of Sioux chiofs in Wash
inglo'i have hid nnother talk wilh Com
missioner Moigan. John Grass said:
'La-t summer you sent threo men ont to
mv country and they told us if .wo would
sign a treaty we would gt schools aud
oteu ami wngjus and other things prom
ised in the treaty of lSuS and pay for the
land we now sell besides. I see some of
the same things aro promised iu both
treaties. My people want to know if we
are to liavo them twice."
Mad Bear said: "You sent us three per
sons to show n-5 how to farm. They c m't
talk to us; they only make motions with
their bauds and then go away. We don't
know what they mean. If they would
plow and sow aud raise crops we could seo
how tbey did it aud learn to firm better
than the farmers you send to teach us."
Commissioner Morgan iateirnpted to
say: "You should learn to understand
English and then poihaps farmers could
Mad Bear replied: If we had cot
schools on the reservations as promised in
1S6S we would now know English, bat we
did not get them. Wo waut to leara to
farm aud to da like the white ? and wo
want schools on the reservations so we can
A Life for an Error.
Edward Sherman, a machinist, was
awakened early in the morning by the
sound of some one working at the lock of
the door of his room. Thinking it was a
burglar he fited through the panel and
upon opening tho door found be had mor
tally wounded W. B. Phillip, a real es
tate agent, aged 73, who occupied au ad
joining room aud bad gone to Sherman's
door by mistake.
Leland Stanford, who is worth ?S0,
000,000. always orders the same luncheon
week in and week oat. His order is calf's
liver and bacon and a bott'e of beer.
Senator Ingalls is as fond of liter
ature as bo is of politic?, and is said to
double his congressional salary by his
magazine and newspaper articles. His
pen is prolific, and everything he writes is
No Brilih Colors for Him.
New Bookkeeper "I will need some rel
ink. Mr. McFogarSy."
McFogarty "And pfwat do yez want wid
red ink Oi would like" to know?"
Bookkeeper "Well, it is necessary in
keeping a set of hooks properly."
McFogaity "And pfwat is the matter
wid graae ink? Yez will aitber use grane
ink. Mr. Penu, or quit the jab, d'ye hear?"'
TnE 1UKLIC IEUT.
A Decrease of Over S3,O00,OO3 tli Past
The folio ing is the public debt states
xnent issued to-day:
Interest bearing debt
Principal : $ 8,ft17,tCi03
Iiitcreit 10,0oS,H7. 0
Total. S 830,9rJ,903,W
Debt on which interest has
ceased since maturity -.
Principal end interest ...3 1,093,332.0')
Pebt bearing no interest 7&3,50,j,5J.t0
Total debt, principal 81,CA3.M.GR)
Totnl debt, less available cash
Net csdh in treasury 30,5J5.1U.0J
Debt lef b cash in treasury Janu
ary 1. ltOO , 1,052,932,011.00
Dobt lees caih in treasury Do
Cemborl, lboJ. 1,C3G,03 1,003.00
Docrease of debt daring tho
Decreaso o! !debt since June
aj, 1563 2'jGD 5,710.90
Total caeh in treasury as shown b .
by treosurer'H general rfcroun- C13,7CC,911.03
A THIRD OF A TON'.
Death of a Woman of Immense Slse In
Mr. Marv Smith, of No: 227 Enet
Fotth-seventh street, Kpw York, at tho age
of 4S yeais was probably tho largest woman
in the state. She weighed 703 ponuds:.
She was noted for her activity and joyous
natute, notwithstanding her immaso sie
and weight; On Christmas slie was in a
particularly merry mood and enjoyed tho
festivities of the day with her graudhil
dren. She appeared to be in good health
and spirits next dayj but in the evening
white walking about tho room she tuddaaly
threw up her hands, gave a low moan and
sa-jK lifeless to the floor. The doctors
pronounced her death due to heart disease.
There was not a coma in the city laige
enough to hold the body and the under
taker who had charge of tho funeral was
obliged to have ouo especially undo for
her. It required eight strong men to carry
the body down the four flights of st.iirs to
the waiting hears3, and even they found it
a matter of the greatest difficulty. Mrsi
Smith t3 of Insh parentage and h-vi n
large circle of friends.
CATTLEMEN TO MEET.
A Convention Culled for Fort Worth, Tex.,
A call was issued souio timo ago by
William L. Black, chairman of tho com
mittee appointed to investigate the cause
of the depression in the cattle business, for
an inter-state convention of cattlemen to
meet at Fort "Worth, March 11, 1S90.
This call is followed by an address to the
cattle iudn-try of Texas and other states,
Eigued by all the cattle organizations of
Texas nnd many large cattlo owners of
Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado and
Illiuois. It joins in the call and sets forth
at length the importance of cattlemen
ngrceing unon the sama uniform plan, con
ducting their business in the luluro to de
feat the combination of buyers in the
prominent markets of tho country. Tho
address asks tho chief executives of the
several states and territories who hive
business relations with either Chicago,
Kansas City or St. Louis to send full and
efficient representation of banking nud
mticautilo element with tho delegation
that may be sent to represent their respec
A SHAKY' TRUST.
The Sujrar Combine I'ast Approaching
Notice of on action in the supreme court
for the dissolution of the sugar trust and
asking for tho appointment of n receiver to
wind up its affairs has been tiled in the
county clerk's office of Kiugs county in
Brooklyn by the North Hirer Sugar Refin
ing company, a member of tho trust,
through Henry Wiuthrop Gray, receiver.
The appointment of n receiver is asked for
to take possession of all the propeity of
the tniit. The court is asked to restrain
tho defendants from disposing of any of
tho property of the trust and from paying
any further moneys out of tha assets of
co-partnership or otherwise disposing of
the assets of tho same.
1S,000 J.IOHTS OUT.
Tho Edison Electric lUiimiiinting Com
pany! Shops in New York Ilurncd.
The Ediou Elect. ic Illuminating com
pany's shops in Now York burned, caus
ing lb'.OOO incandescent lights in the down
town district, most of which burn all day iu
banks, stores, etc., to be cut off. The fire
broke out in tLe dynamo room and re
sitted the utmost effoits of tho firemen for
au hour. The loss to the Edison company
is $100,00.'; insurance, $50,000.
Montana Republicans Elect Senators.
The republicans of the Montana house
and senate met in joint session at ballot for
senator. Col. W. F. Sanders was elected
unanimously on the first ballot. For the
second senator the first ballot stood: Man
tle, 11; Itickards, 11; Leavitt, 8; Hcrshticld,
4; Power, 3; Carpenter, 1. The joint ses
sion then .dissolved until next dny. The
democratic house and five senators met at
noon for a joint session. No quorum
was piesent. Informal ballots taken for
United States senators indicate the choice
of W. A. Clarke, of Butte, nnd Martin Ma
ginnis, of Helena.
At its session next day the republican
convention on the second ballot cheso.
Hon. T. C. Power for the other senator
ship. The democrats met, but lacking a
quorum nothing was accomplished.
Their Faith Sorely Tried.
Fifteen men attacked the temple of the
Pentocost band of faith healers at Tuscola,
111., and smashed its windows with stones.
Fifteen men and women, members of the
band, were in so-called trances at the time,
but the breaking of the windows speedily
aroused them and they fled. The band re
fuses to leave Tuscola, and more serious
trouble is feared.
AiiESANEEK Montgomery, of San
Francisco, has given $250,000 to the Pres
byterian Theological seminary of Califor
nia. A Colored Brother's Success.
A remarkable colored farmer lives near
Middleton, Del. He has a family of four
teen children living, while two have died.
He educates his children in a peculiar way.
He sent his eldest son to college in New
Jersey, where be acquired a fairly good ed
ucation. The farmer thenx went to work
and erected a suitable building for a school
house on the farm, and his eldest son is
installed as teacher of bis brothers and sis
ters. The school is opened in the fall,
when the farm work is all done, and in the
spring, when the planting season com
mences, the school is closed and the chil
dren go to work on the farm.
TUE NEW YEAR'S RECORD BEGINS ON
A. London Almshouse Kurns-Broakiiig
Timbers Mark a Mexican- Rulllight
Other Items of Misfortune aud Wickcd
he4. The boys' saction bfth0 paupers' school
district at Forestdale, in connection with
Whitechapel aud Poplar unions, London,
took fire at night while the inmates were
asleep and burned with terrible rosults.
Twenty-six of tho boys in the upper Mortes'
suffocated. Forty-eight were safely taken
from tho burning building amid terrible
excitement. Two matrons escaped by
sliding down water-pipes. Several boys
escaped iu the same way The superin
tendent repeatedly rushed through tb'e
hiniesand brought out a number of the
inmates. There were COO persons in tho
institution. Tho bodies of those suffo
cated were carried to the main ball,
which was still profusely- decorated
with Christmas greeting1!. Tho fire was
caused by an overheated stove. The fe
male department, in which there wero 259
girls, was net touched, Tho boys had re
tired in the highest spirits, having boa
'promised presents aud a No"v Teat's fete;
The scones in tho mtin hall, where the
bodies of tli3 dead boys lie, wero harrow
ing. The relatives and sshoolfcllows of
those who perished were !or.d in their la
mentations. Farther reports of the tiro show that it
originated iu tho clothing room beneath
the boys' dormitory. The smoke and
iliinc? issuing fiom the stovo lino alitrtnod
those sleeping on the top floor, and they
escaped. Tho firo ongines were promptly
on the spot. The employes of tho adja
cent railway station rushed to tho scene
and rendeted valnablo assistance. The
ciies of boys nnable to e?cipo wor terri
ble. The badies of two boys wore badly
burned, but it is believed that they were
suffocated before being burned. 'Iha ages
of tho dead rau"o from 7 to 12 eais.
THEY' TAKE A TUMIJLE.
Spectators at a Mexican Hull Fight Get. a
Telegrams from Villa Leiedo give the
particulars of the full of tho amphitheatre
in tho plaza tho other t'ay while a bull
fight was iu progress. About 10,000 peo
ple wero crowdo 1 into the building and
when tho second bull was being killed
nearly everybody arose aud stood, applaud
ing and stamping their feet, when sud
denly the side of tho amphitheatre com
menced to give away. A iusb followed
aud tho extra movement of thousands of
spectators caused the strncture to collsipso,
precipitating tho unlucky inmates to tho
ground, a distanco ranging fiom 100 to 23
feet. Many were buried beneath the do
biis. Iu their desperate situation fights
occurred amoug tho people, aud men wore
stripped of every Etitch of cloth
ing. Tho crowds on tho opposite
side of the building, which numbered 7,000,
became panic stricken aud fell and tramped
on one auotber in thoir efforts to get out
side. The trampling of helpless and ag
onized men and women undo the placo a
sceuo of pandemonium. It was not until
outsido help came to the aid of tho people
pinned down by tbo planks aud limbers
that tho nufortunate victims were released.
Many physicians were called and the
wounds of the people wore attended to.
The number of wounded will reach into the
hundreds, aud while tho injuries of many
of them aro serious aud pwiiful.it is be
lieved that no case will prove fatal.
XEW Y'ORK EXECUTION".
Further Tests Show in:; tho Effectiveness
Tho state committee at Auburn tested
the electric executing machinery in tbo
prison there. Bepoiters were not allowed
to witness tho tests, but Dr. McDonald an
nounced that a calf and a horse v.ero put
to death with a suddenness that was
highly grrtifying to the coannistiou. A
current of about 1,000 volts was used. Tho
horse was killed first. The wires were at
tached to his bead and one to bis hiud
feet, just below the gambrel joint, 'lho
animal was instantly killed, tho time of
contact being less than half a minute. The
animal made no struggle aud there was no
evidence that he stilleied. In the experi
ment on the calf the time of contact was
less than ten seconds. As soon as tho calf
fell orer the current was shut off aud Dr.
Fell performed the operation of tracheot
omy, opening tho windpipe, aud applied a
patent resuscitating apparatus, maintain
ing the artificial respiration for half an
hour, but the calf was beyond tho reach of
science. la this caia .there was no sus
pended animation. Tho alternating cur
rent had done its deadly work so effectually
that death was instantaneous.
Au Italian Roinh Thrower.
The king of Italy, replying to the con
gratulations of the parliamentary deputa
tion, said: There was a time when I
would not havo ventured to guarantee
peace for a fortnight, but now peaco is as
sured by the good understanding between
Germany and Russia." As the parliamen
tary deputation which had visited the king
was leaving the palace a man in tho street
threw among the deputies a copper box to
which was attached a burning fuse. The
fuse was extinguished and no damage was
done. Tho man was arrested and said he
was a Sicilian named Veto, and that the
motive for his act was revenge for injustico
done him by the government.
Senator Vest's Sou Married. "
Alexander Vest, a son of Senator Vest,
and Miss Catherine Servis were married at
Briigeton, Mo. Only a few friends and
immediate members of the family were
present. Mr. Vest and Miss Servis were
engaged more than a year ago, but tho
mat-jh was broken off by Mrs. Buck, tho
girl's mother, who did not approve of ,
Vest's way of living. After this young
Vest went to Montana and Miss Servis to
Europe. The couple left for the west,
where Vest is interested in a smelting
Two Boats Clash. j
While proceeding up the Mersey in a
dense fog the steamship City of Pans col
lided with an outward bound steamer.
The City of Paris lost her bowsprit and
one of her masts. Great fright prevailed,
but no one was hurt.
A Daily Occurrence.
The police here hare discovered the ex
istence of a deep-laid aud widely prevailing
plot against the life of the czar. Nihilists
are abandoning their policy of open ter-
rorism and resorting to rnethols mora i
NEW JERSEY' WICKEDNESS.
A Young: Ctrl Horribly Maltreated by a
One of the most fiendish crimes on rec
ord was cofamiifed iri tha hart of the Jer
sey pines. At dusk Bertha, the i2yeat
old daughter of Charles IL Haines, of
Pemberton, wa5 Eis"ing from her home.
She is a bright child and a favorite !n the
Neighborhood. It was suspected that
William Sloan; a duspCrate characterliving
in the outskirts of towu, was concerned;
and tho father and a friend named Bush
went to Sloan's house.' His wife saidlio
had gone down to the shore. They fol
lowed his trail in the sands, and after walk
ing twelve miles came to what is known' as
Butter Place, whero there is a deserted
hotel. There was a light insido from a fire
that Stona had huilti and beside it lay the
form of the girl on a blanket iuseccible.'
Not far from whero she was lying thny saw
Sloau. Kuowing the desperate chara tor
of tho man they had to deal with, Haines
remained on guard while Bush started for
Woo3ijlansie; three miles away: There'
ho found Constable Adams. It was nearly
3 o'clock in the morning when they reached
tbo place where Haines was still waitiug.
Inside the condition of affairs was tin
chaugedi Sloan bad an ax by his Bide and
was bending over the prostrate form of the
gill when Constable Adams burst opeu tho
do.-r and made a rush for him. Ho seized
tho ax and aimed a blow that would have
beheaded the constablo if he had not quick
ly dodged it. Just at that moment Uaiuos
struck Sloan ou tho bead with a club,
felling him to tho floor. As ho rose he
made an eflort to kill the girl by a blow
with the axe, but her fathdr struck his arm
with a club and diverted tho blow. Final
ly hs was struck oh' tho head with a club
and was tied and taken to jail. His "ifi
was also locked np as an accomplice.
Bertha, the injured girl, was found to havo
been boriibly maltreated. It is doubtful
if she will recover. Her parents are high
ly rcspartablo people: Sloan evidently in
tended to kill tho girl to prevent her trom
testifying against him, as he is a man who
stops at nothing. Tho community is ter
ribly excited over tho affair.
TO 1JE I)ELAY"i;r.
Impression That tho Sloiiv itoervntloii
Will Not ho Opened Till Spri::.
Tho feeliug is growing among D.ikotans
and their friends that the president will not
issuo his proclamation opening tho Sioux
reservation until spring. There aro two
priuclpal reasdus for this three months'
delay in declaring tho 8,000,000 acres of
laud open to bo taken up by settlers. Tho
president believes that tho letter of tha
commissioners promises to the Indians
should bo carried out. They promised
several things which aro not specifically
stated in tho bill creating the commission,
and tho president has bignitied that he will
net issuo his proclamation until he knows
that congiess will ratify theso promists.
Ho will, therefore, defor action until
tho committee on Indian affairs from
both houses of congress havo examined the
report aud signified that they faor legisla
tion which will bo the fulfillinei-t of the
promises made the Indians beforo they
sigued last summer. Chief among th so
promises woro tho payment for ponies
taken from friendly Indians at tho time
Gen Crook disarmed them after the Custer
massacre, and that tho money for schools
shall not be deducted from the purchase
money paid under this new act, but shall
be from general appropriations as called
for under existing treaties. Another rea
son which leads tho president io delay ac
tion is the cold weather. Ho believes that
tho reservaiion would open under inau
spicious circumstances if dono right away.
A rush of immigration would bo almost in
evitable, and in that cold climate the set
tlers would suffer privations incident to
fiontier life which would injure not only
the particular settler, but the namo and
prospects of tbo groat reservation, which is
foitilo and in many ways choico.
A WISCONSIN HAD MAN.
Iff Runs Amuck with His l.ittio 'im
George Ilendler, a disolnto character,
was refused credit at Davis San is' saloon
iu Morrill. After buying several drinks and
pajin2fcr them, ho pulled a revolver aud
shot Sarvis iu the back, killing bim almost
instantly. Chief of Police Tniax at
tempted to arrest the murderer aud was
shot through the lungs, probably fatally.
Frank Hotz, night watchman, was shot iu
the shoulder and arm. IJeudler held the
crowd at bay for a while, but iu attempting
to escape he stumbled and dropped his re
volver. Ho was pouueed upon by the
crowd and taken to jail. Ho will probably
BRAZILIAN PAPERS ARRIVED.
Thoy Show IIoiv Dmii Pedro's Property Has
'Captain Matheson, of tho steamer
Stnibo, which arrived at New York from Ilio
Janeiro, reports everytuiue quiet up to tho
time he left there, Dec. 8. The Strabo
brought copies of late Brazilian papers.
A Bio paper, Pah, ("The Country") of
December 5, contains a list of the property
of Dom Pedro, amounting to $1,532,500,
confiscated by the provisional government.
All the silverware and jowels of tho royal
family were removed to the public treasury
WILL PAY" OUT.
Tho Big Wisconsin Failure Not So Bad,
The statement of the assignee of the
Fond Du Lac Furniture company. Fond
Du Lac Sasb, Door and Blind company,
and Wisconsin Land and Mining company,
known as tho C. J. L. Meyer company,
shows liabilities of 800,000. The heaviest
creditors aro Henry Sherry & Co., $131,
(00; E. P. Sawyer, $50,000; C. J.L. Myers,
$72,000; the assets nearly equal the liabili
ties, and creditors will receive dollar for
Gideon Returns to His Sorrowing Band.
Gideon P. Brown, formerly senior mem
ber of the failed firm of Brown. Steese &
Clarke, and treasurer of the Riverside and
Oswego milis, has returned to Boston from
Canada. He disappeared mysteriously
August G last. He said to a reporter that
he had returned voluntarily to do all he
could to aid iu the settlement of affairs.
He feels that his leaving was a mistake
which he would cot have made but that
the blow came on bim so suddenly that he
found himself going away from Boston al
most without knowing it. His health was
so affected that it was some time before he
regained complete posses-ion of his fa-Mil-tie?.
He never at hi art lnteudcl to wrong
3MES OF SAMPLE CASES.
NORTHWESTERN DRUMMERS MEET IN
Afrr Hearing That They Hat a Hand
some Surplus In the Treasury and Elect
OQoers, the Members of the Organiza
tion Specify th Conditions Upon Which
Others May B Admitted Widows and
The annaal meeting of the Northwestern
Traveling Men's association was held in
President JfimM C. Miller pretidei. C
H. Hinman, the secretary, wportei that
the membership had reached 3,783; that
$228,00tf be been collected during the
year and 215,000 paid ot to the widows
and orphans oi members. T"h8 running
expenses bad been $11,14$. A comfort
able surplus remained in the treasury.
The flre"t amendment to the constitution
was as follows:
Resolved. That Art. TT.. Pec. 1. be Amended so'
ei to read : "All men of good moral character,
between the ages of 21 and 10 yeara, who aro
now anaSrbo have been for the yecr last past
engaged the wholesale trade, or who repre
sent a eomrny or corporation as traveling or
house salesman, or buyer or office-man, or tho
heads of wholesale houses, eetnpany or corpor
ation, shall be eligible for niemb'ersrilp, suby
jeet to theonditions prescribed by tho Hoard
of .Directors, and who has at the date of his ap
plication a bona fido residence within the boun
daries of the association."
Tho second amendment, altering article
5, section 1 was cs follows:
Tho members who arc admitted to this asso
ciation alter January 1, 1690, shall bu graded
Thcso used between 21 and 25 years, inclu
sive, shnll be tho first grade. .
Those aired between M and SO year, inclu
sive, shall be tho second tirade.
Those used between 31 and 3o years, inclu
sive, shall be the third grade.
Those aired between & and 40 years, inclu
sive, shall be the fourth grade. .
Thcso need between 41 and 45 years, mclu
Elve.shall bo trw tilth prude.
Those aged between 46 and 50 years, inclu
sive, hhalfbo the sixth grade. ....
Whenever 1111 assessment b ordered by the
board of directors to pay tho death benents to
the beneficiary of a deceased member, 1)10
first grade shall be assessed SI-CO
Fecoml ' '
Third V " " 2W
Fourth " " " " ?,
urtn " 4 ..- "J
El.xth " " " " -J
The present member of the association shall
be assessed $2 per assessment, ns heretofore.
And out of tho amount collected on such as
sessment thei'c slull he paid (o tho person or
persons entitled thereto a sura Cf money not
exceeding $" OVO, fn manuer and form &3 pre
scribed by the constitution.
It is further provided that when the members
in Grade No. 1 shall reach 20 years of ago they
shall bo transferred to Grade No. 2, and be sub
ject ta tb ResMnent8 as cnUrod for Grade
No. 2; and when tho members in Orndo No. 2
shall reach 31 yeara ot as ihey.shall be trans
ferred to Grade No. 3, and be bUbtfcot to the atf
feosbiiAuts ordered for Grade No. 3. t
Those becoming lncnibsrs of this association
below tho ago of 'M years rLll neer bo ad
m sacd beyond tho assessments offered for
Grade No. :i.
It is further provided that when the mem
bers in tbo fourth grade shall havo reached
tha ago of 11 eara Iliey shall be transferred to
ili, tiftli pr.iAn nnd'bo Bubiect to the assess
ments bTaersd for tha fifth grade; und that
when tho members in tbo hllh grade shall htivo
reached tho ago of 4U ears they 9':all be trans
ferred into tho sixth grade, and bo snbjr.ct to
nil lho assessments ordered for tho sHthgrade'.
aud tho assessments for tho sixth grade shall
not bo increased.
Those two amendments wore proposed
by tho board of Directors. D. K. Clin
offered tho third, which was as follows:
Resolved, That tho board of directors shall
havo tho power to offer as an inducement for
tiio soliciting of new member, a commission
not exceeding tho amount of tho initiation fee
provided for iu tho constitution.
Another amendment offered, proposing
to limit tho insurable age of members to 33
instead of -10 years, was rejected.
Tho following officers woro elected for
the ensuing year:
President, .Tamos C. Jiiller; vice-presidents,
-T. V. Iticharda, of Illinois. J. W. Patterson, of
Iowa. It. A. Toster. of Minnesota, John Throne,
of Wisconsin. .T. V. Bhinn. of Indiana, 51. C.
Whctmore. of Missouri. J. E. Ireland, of Michi
gan. O. I. ricdell, of Oldo, Nathan Uri, of Ken
tuckv. 1). E. Good, of Kansas, S. I-'. Paul, of
Now York, W. M. Gamble, of Colorado, II. 31.
Ncwuiar&et, of Nebraska. J. It. llonertson, of
North Pakota. E. L. ncattv, of South I)aota,
John 15. Newberry, of California, Goorgo L.
Tracy, of Montana. O. V. Erary, of Orepon, O.
M. IJovlos. of Washington; secretary and treas
urer, C. II. Hinman; board of directors (two
rears). C. Witkowsky, Yt II. Cribben, T. J.
Garrlgan. Francln Etheridgc,- Edward Doylo;
for one year, W. II. Sharp.
Resolutions wore unanimously adopted
favoring Chicago as the site for the
And then these resolutions were unani
mously and enthusiastically earned:
WniuiEAS, The Northwestern Traveling Mon's
association, roprosutin: over 33XkO salesmen
and nil classes of trade, ii enablod to justly es
timate tho prevailing sentiment of tho no' th
west concerning tho "best location for tho
World's fair of 1ST2, which opinion is almost
unanimous for Chicago. Now, therefore, be it
Resoleal. That tha general example of our
Chicr.co members in subscribing $5,ys0 to tho
exposition Rto k is commended to tho buBinesd
fUim. to infinitely more interested financially,
i' id that this oxample U well worthy of general
Rrsolvcd. That the flimsy argument advanced
th.t tho holding of tho exposition In Chicago
would damage our western cities id too trsns
parent an aTenipt to excite local jealousies to
ha cntcrtaiEcl by a great peop!o who have s-nso
Mid I'tibllc sjiirit enough to resent such appeals
to patty jealousy.
Resol'fd, That ail tho northwest, and indeed
the entire nation, would bo benefited by tho
locai I 110! the Columbian exposition in the
greatest interior city of the continent, wo urge
oar senators and representatives tovoto foraiid
adtocuto such location.
Resohed, Thatacopyof theso resolutions bo
f orwanlod to every senator and member of con
gress. JAxns C. Mlt&Eit. Trcsldent.
C. II. Hinmak, Secretary.
WOULD TRY ASI'I I Y'XI ATION".
A Brooklyn Baker Is Foiled in His Keveuge.
Frederick W. Stedefelder, proprietor of
a Brooklyn bakery, was awakened about 3
o'clock in tho morning by his little girl,
who told him tho gas, which he usually
leaves burning low, had gone out. Stede
felder found the gas supply had been cut
off. He went down to the cellar to exam
ine the matter, and ns he entered the collar
ha was shot at by a man who succeeded in
escaping in the dark. Albert Mt-iser, a
discharged baker, was arrested and con
fessed that ho baa secreted himself in tho
cellar and turned off tho gas ad that ho
had intended to turn it on again and suffo
cate the family, which consists of Mr. and
Mr. Stedefelder and threo small children.
Stedefelder came down stairs and spoiled
the plot aud he then decided to shoot him.
Maiser was locked up.
Two young ladies of tender years were
hurrying home on Nicollet avenue last
evening and the hour was late. They had
been to the museum surreptitiously and
overstaid their time.
"There will bo a jolly row when I get
home," said one. "When I waltz into tho
house ma'll reach out her duke3 forme and
pin me down while pa makes me join the
It takes a rapid pace to keep np with the
slarjg of the present day. Minneapolis
Barnum in Paris.
Barnum has been in Paris for a little
visit, and Paris is astonished to find that
he did nothing astonishing. Ono of tho
soberest of the the weeklies puts it in this
But what does Barnum in Paris? For
Barnum is in Paris, the king of the puff,
the emperor of the brag, and te has not yet
given sign of life! We have not vet heard
the beating of a great drum or the sound of
cymbals. Barnum will have to taste tha
Upon reading which Mr. Barnum proba
bly calmly iubs bis chin ana remarks tint
he seems to bo getting the ndvertigirinuti
just the same, noise or no noie.
3IATTEKS OF OTRASKA I3ir0ItT
T!i Fanners' Combine Will Bo a Siiccch.
Mr. Jacob Wolfe, a prominent farmer,
who is interested in the proposed beef
packing and canning company at Lin
coln, says there Is absolutely no danger
that tho company will die n-boruing. The
farmers aro just now veiy busy and do not
bare timo to complete tho organization, but
duriug tho months of Jauuarv and Febru
ary, when there will be a lull iu farm work,
the organization will be completed and tho
building erected and the business put in
operation before net fall.
A Steam Heater Fraud.
Word reaches 1 itdeu that a man named
Hall has been 'tleeeiug" tho neighboring
farmers on a new scheme. He sells steam
heaters and in payment takos au accented
night draft", together with a contract. Ho
makes tho drafts in sums of from $'200 to
'.000. At the pro-ieut time he has realized
about " " ,() am ' s i'poSsiblo to tiki
legal recourse 'd the only way is to avoid
dealings with him. I'" vice-psiknt of
the Tilden Stat bank h:,: "eeu taken m
for about $2,00t7
Lincoln's Burial Ke'wmi.
Some statistics are bomg arranged by
Mayor Graham, of Lincoln, to be sont to
the census bureau at Washington relutivo
to tho burial places of tho city. Tho re
port shows tho uumber of aercs used for
cemotery purposes to bo V2. Iu Yyuka
there ba've beeu ll,10i1 intorments, ot which
42.'220 havo been mado ia tho past uiuo
venrtf. There hae been :530 interments at
St. Theresa, of which '250 havo been made
since January lcSD. Tho Polish-Hebrew
cemetery contains ono acre and seven in
terments have beon mado therein.
New Nebraska rostmastern.
Adams. Gago county, J. T. Shaw; Howe,
Nemaha connty, C. Bounds; Lewiston,
Pawnee conutr, It. M. Ilayslip; Paulino,
Adams county, S. V. Bechtclheimer;
Springfield, Sarpy county. J. G. Hehm;
Mary B. Fiuch. Frenchtown, Antelope
r"l Briefer Mention.
WaTjIiACE Cougregationalists are Io
erect a $3,00 church building.
An orgaizuod g"ang of thieves is making
its headquarters at Mindon.
The safe in the Gibbons posfoffieo was
Mown open and $1'2 taken.
SiT.lNGl'iEJ.n olovatoro are full of grain
and bnyers havo shut down until cars can
A company has been formed io sink a
shaft at tho supposed silvor mines at the
mouth of Burton creek, in Keya l'aha
A suit has been bronght against tho
Nebraska Distilling company at Nebraska
City, to test tho anti-trust law passed by
W. A. FAYNTElt, of Omaha, i tho fath
er of a child that is somowhat of a curiosi
ty. The little "ono was bom Christmas
nioiniug and weighed but two and a half
pounds-. Thd iufaut to all appearance is
GinnoNiTES say tho fish commissioners
played them lor suckers. They wero prom
ised 10,000 black bass from tho state fish
hatchery, nnd got lil bullheads and
pumpkin seeds wilh a black bass label on
The Nebraska state bookkeepers' associ
ation will meet for thoir animal convention
in tho lecture rooms of Nebraska hall,
state uniTers-ity. Lincoln, Wednesday.
Thursday and Fiid i", January, 15, hi nnd
17, for the election of officer nnd forotlicr
business. 'J he state horticulture associa
tion will meet at tho same timo and ar
rangements nro perfected to hold joint
sessions. A good meeting is expected nud
nil nro iuvited.
It was a sad Christmas for tho Itev
Joel S. Kelsev and family of McCook.
J tut as the festivities wero bcgini-ing at
thQ Congregational church Tuesday eve
ning, as Mr. Kelscy sat down to write 11
short j rogramme, ho realized that he was
unubln to proceed, and n moment Inter th
stroke came, which paralyzed bin rit;ht
side and rendered him a raving maniac. It
necessitated tho strength of si men to
bold him, so violent wero the paroxysms.
Medic.il aid was summoned at ouco ami fi-r
n long timo death seemed near, but towards
morning ho rallied ami is now conscious.
This attack is clearly tho result of over
work aud the consequent mental strain.
Lyman Catewitt. engineer of the No
ligh water-works, while taking dowitLe
old stack, fell a distance of twenty feet,
landing ou bis head and receiving injuries
from whioh he remained unconscious for
Coiti'OKAXi William Thomas was
tried by court-martial at Fort Itobitsson
and sentenced to one year in the guard
house and to foifeit to tho United States
$10 of his monthly pay for that period. A
short time ago Tcomas, while fooling with
a rovoher iu tho company quarters, acci
dentally shot one of his comrades iu the
head, nearly kilting him.
Plattsmoc rii wants a flouring mill.'
Fakmkks in tho vicinity of Alexandria
will build an elevator.
As alrestilt of tho protracted meetings
at Fairbtiry there have been fifty-eight ad
ditions to tho Christian church.
A. M. Skinnek nearly lost his life while
colliding cars at Aurora, but escaped with
a few bfokt'ii ribs and a frightful squeeze.
Viv Edwakds, tbo Hastings cripj le
who is on his way to the Pacific coast rid
ing behind a tfoat team, his arrh'cd at
Denver safe and sound.
Sevep.aTj citizens of Oakdale were roped
in by sharpers who pretended to sell them
a patent petroleum and water stove, Kit
ting their names on contracts which later
turned up as prcmissory notes.
Mits. Nettie Davis, a widow of Daniel
C. Davis, who, it is alleged, was killed
while stealing feed from a mill at Fairbtiry,
has applied for letters of administration
upon the estate of her husband, with a
view of sueiug tiie owners of the mill for
The erection of a large brick machine
shop has been begun at York.
The ex-soldiers of Custer county are to
organize a service pension league.
A. HENSH.W, of Wilsonville, shot and
killed a sixteen-pound wild cat lat week.
Jcdge Fleming, of Hastings, has mar
ried '200 couples duiiDg his six years occu
pancy of the county judge's sfiice.
Eight young people of Shellon were
Fkank TAYLon, negro horse thief,
wanted in Johnson county, was arrested at
While handling a span of restless colts
George Clae, of Pawnee City, had bis right
knee-cap fractnred in such a mauncr that
he will be laid up for several weeks.
The bankers of the state will meet in
Omaha Jan. 22 and organize an association
which will represent an aggregate of nearly
$15,001,000 capital and resources.
Gill Vanskike, living near St. Paul,
heard a disturbance in his chicken house a
few nights ago, and on investigating the
cause found a wildcat had taken possession.
Ho fired at the boast, which turuert and
showed fight, and it required tho contut3
of five chambers from bis revolver to kill
Cash Capital .- $100,000.
GEO. W. H ULST. Vice PrtVr,
JULIUS A. REED.
It. II. 1IENUY.
J. E. TASKER, Cashior.
B.inTk of eplt. Dlacoaaf
CUectiBPrnpl7 Mate m
Pay latereat Tiate -
Authorized Capital of $500,000
Paid in Capital - 1K),000
P. II. 3FIELDON, 1'res't.
1L 1. IL OHLRIC1I. Vice Tree. .
C. A. NEWMAN, Cashier.
DANIEL SCilltAM. Ass't Cash.
C. II. 8hldon. J- P. Ik-cker,
Herman 1. H.Oehlrich, Carl llienki.
Jona Welch, W. A. McAllister,
J. Henry Wunloman, II. M. Wimdow,
Coor' V. Galley, S. C.tirey,
Frank Rorer, Arnold . 11. Oehlrich.
JT'Bank of deposit; interest allowed on timo
deposits; buy and sell exchanjenon United States
and Europe, and buy and sell available ecuritiets.
Wo khall be pleased to receive jour busings. Wu
tolicit your patronage. 2Sdcc'"i7
X I -
WESTERN GO ETAGE ORGAN
Or - IV. KIIII.F.K.
;57-Thso organs are first-cla-'d in every par
ticilar. and so KU-imntccd.
SCHIFFROTH & PLITH,
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pcmps Repaired on short notice
r5-Ono.Ioor-.vest of Ib-intz'H Drns Store. Uth
stre. t. Columbus. .Seb. lmovbo-tf
NORTH and SOUTH
TJ. P. Depot, Columbus.
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
ZS" Repairing of ollkiiidsof Uphal?
tiry Good I
fl-tr COLUilJJTJ3, NEBRASKA, .. .
yjyiglJ n sale
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