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VOLUME XX.-NUMBER 39.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15 1890.
WHOLE NUMBER 1027.
Cssh Capital - $100,000.
I.KAXDEK GERHARD, PreVt.
GEO. W. HULST, Vice Prw'L
JULIUS A. HEED.
R. II. HENRY.
J. E. TASKED. Cashier.
Basic of UopoMlt DImcotbi
Collect im Prmptljr Made ea
Pay laterest ea Xltoae Jttepe-
Authorize. Capital of $500,000
Paid in Capital - 90,4)00
C. n. SHELDON. ProVt.
II. I. II. OIILRiril. Vico Pre.
0. A. NEWMAN, Cashier,
DAM EL SCHRAM. Ass't Cash.
C. H. Sheldon. .T. P. Packer.
II-iiiian P. Il.Ochlrich, Curl llienko,
J.iikm WVlrh. V. A. McAllister,
J. Heurv Wiirdntnan, II. M. Window,
G.tw V. Galley, S. C. Grey.
Frank Rorex. Arnold F. II. Oolilrirh.
J-Rank of dopoit; interest ulbiwedon time
deposits; buy and sell oxchanwon United States
ud KutnK, nnd buy nnd nell nvailnbliweiiritiiM.
We shall le plo.isod to receive your businen. We
tnlicit )our patronage, iSdecST
A. & M.TURNER
Or . W. K1RI.CR.
JTlieo orcan are firi-t-class in every lar
ticular, aud so n iranteed.
SCH1FFR9TH & PLSTH,
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pumps Kepaired on short motice
One door wt o Hcintr's Drns Store. 11th
strw.-t. Columbcs. Neb. 17aoT-U
NORTH and SOUTH
TJ. P. Depot, Columbus.
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
OT Repairing of cllkiiidsof Uphol
sLti COLUMBUS. KEBBASKA.
WESTERN COTTAGE ORBAS
A BROOKLYN DISASTER
rAixiNG cncKca ttaixs carry
DEATH TO FIVE.
A. Distressing; Calamity Which Should
Have Bmd Avoided An Illinois Sensa
tion A Kansas Man's Sentence Commut
edOther Aiews Notes.
An appalling disaster occurred in Brook
lyn New York. The heavy wind of
last night shook the new Presbyterian
church at Tbroop avenue to its foundation,
and at 4:30 in the morning one of the walls
fell with a crash on the three-story frame
building itijoining and brought with it
death and destruction. The ruined build
ing was tenanted by the Mbtt and Furdy
families. 'J hey numbered nine persons.
Five of them are dead. Two were carried
out of the ruins so seriously injured that
their death is only a question of a few
Following is a list of those killed:
Mlta CAROLING .:OTT.
The injured are:
The tenants in the little fnms bouse
adjoining were alarmed in the night b the
manner in which the church walls shook
and rattled. Their own dwelling was con
siderably shaken, and it was with fear and
trembling that they retired. Twico duriug
the night some of the inmates were aroused
by the roaring wiud, but every one was in
bed and asleep when the disaster occurred.
The bouse was torn in 6uch a manner
that the bed-room was exposed, aud in
bed, in plain view of those in the street,
lay the dead body of 3day Purdy, borno
down beneath a mass of debris.
AX ILLINOIS SENSATION.
An Heiress Has a Duel with Her Colored
For a long time the affairs of Miss
Keener and Nathan Fasten, hor colored
couchman, have De-on the gossip of Jack
sonville, III. Some time ago Fasten went
to Iowa, and whilo there Miss Keener sent
the negio a large amount of property.
This morning Fasten returned and pro
ceeded to the home of Miss Keener, where
he was met by her brother, Tom
Keener, who ordered the negro away.
As Fasten turned to go he n.et Miss
Keener aud a young man named Bancroft.
Without warning the negro drew a pistol
and began shooliug, first at Bancroft, who
was twice wounded, and then at MisB
Keener, who promptly returned tno fire,
both being wounded. Miss Keener was
shot through the lungs nnd hips and is in
a very critical condition. Fasten was shot
in the arm aud head. At this juncture, the
negro was clubbed and disarmed by a
crowd drawn to the scene. Pasten is In
jail, but is so terribly injured it is thought
he cannot recover.
Miss Keener's injuries are fatal.
SAVED HIS NECK.
A Kansas Prisoner Lives Through Two
Dates for Hanging.
Deputy United States Marshal Leon De
Bost has received a dispatch from the de
pattment of justice at "Washington an
nouncing that the president has commuted
the eoutence of David Lemon, now in the
county jail at Wichita, who was to have
been hanged, to imprisonment for life.
Lemon was a piivato in the regular army
and was convicted of the murder of his
sergeant at Fort Beno, I. T. He was orig
inally sentenced to be hanged in Novem
ber. The gallows was erected and Mar
shal De Bost had tested the rope with a
sandbag to see that it was equal to the job.
On the afternoon before the day of execu
tion a respite came, giving the doomed man
a lease of life until Jan. 8, which is now
extended for the period of his natural life.
END OF A WASTED LIFE.
A Woman of the Town Who is Heir to
J. W. Barnhara, a wealthy railroader of
Boston, visited Parkersburg and found his
wife's sistor dying from consumption in a
low resort. She was the daughter of
wealthy parents in Boston. Fifteen years
ago she ran away from home. Seeing she
was about to die some of her companions
wrote to her old home and Mr. Burnham's
visit was the result. The woman's name is
Alice Breese. A large fortune awaits her
if she recovers, which is not likely. Four
years ago her grandmother died at Albany,
N. Y. leaving har a large estate in Penn
sylvania. HEIR TO A MILLION.
A Buffalo Lady Receives Some Very Pleas
Mrs. L. B. Burr, of Buffalo, has just re
ceived notice that she is heiress to a for
tune of $1,000,000. A few days ago
Supervisor Miller, of Yorkshire, Catta
raugus county, received a letter from Attorney-General
labor asking for informa
tion about Solomon Lincoln, of Yoikshire,
or if be was dead, of his heirs. The letter
states that Lincoln's grandfather had died
leaving to him a fortune estimated at
Solomon Lincoln came to Buffalo from
Yorkshire and engaged in business, dying
nine years ago and leaving one daughter,
cow Mrs. Burr. The estate to which she
is heiress is sail to consist of real estate
is. the vicinity of Bangor, Me.
There is three feet of snow in Sweet
water and Uinta counties, Wyo.. and the
cattle losses will be the heaviest known for
A Falling Oft.
The Peter's pence for 1839 yielded to the
pope $3,000 lees than in 18S8. The lega
cies bequeathed to the pope during the
year amount to $800,000.
Too Much Bain.
Bain has fallen almost incessantly
throughout central Illinois since January
1, and all of the streams are out of their
CeartiB? by Matt.
The train from the north carried to New
port, Ark., the other day. Mrs. Burleigh,
from Dayton, O. She went in response to
an advertisement for a wife by David M.
Jack, a member of the G. A. R-, who two
weeks ago was appointed postmaster at
Sulphur Bock, Ark. He was a widower,
with several small children, and advertised
for a wife in a number of northern papers.
The replies he received would have filled a
bushel basket, but none of them impressed
him so favorablv as Mrs. Burleigh's. Ho
ioet her on arrival. She pleased bis sod
lM pleated Jker, and so they vera
OUR XAVY AFLOAT.
Description by a Voyageur f the Work of
An Associated Press correspondent on
board the United States steamship Atlan
ta, in a letter from Lisbon, describes the
experience of the squadron in its trip
across the Atlantic. Referring to the
dropping behind of the Yorktown he says:
'At 7 p. m. on the 12th, in the height of a
furious southwesterly gale and tremendous
sea, the commander of the Yorktown made
signals to the flag 6hip requesting permis
sion to 'heave to,' which was granted.
From that time the Yorktown dropped
astprn. The action of her commander is
no more than could have been expected.
Tho Yorktown is a comparatively light
ship, earning a Tery heavy battery.
Thus it would have been the height
of folly to have kept the vessel, with her
peculiar design, running before each a
heavy set. II ad one of the monstrous combs
which from time to time rolled over the At
Santa's and Boston' 6tems ever plunged
on the Yorktown 's main deck it would have
gutted her fore and aft. During the night
and all next day the sea ran mouutain high,
but the Atlanta, in spite of her low fora
aud after parts, rode it like a duck, as did
also her 6iter bhip, the Boston. Nothing
could more foroibly convey to the mind the
fury of the Atlantic than the sight of those
huge cruisers tossed like the tiniest of
playthiugs by tho sea. Scudding under
reefed fore and main topsails and foresail,
burying the muzzles of the guns under
water at every roll, it seemed incredible
that their canvas would stand or that
they could long continue to run before
eucu a sea. No thought of "lying
to," however, suggested itself to the mind
of Admiral Walker. The Chicago rolled
on and on and the two gallant brigs fol
lowed, even if they did occasionally hide
their entire fore and after parts under the
green seas. On the morning of the 14th
the wind lulled considerably, but before
night fell it came to blow with renewed
violence At G a. ni. on the 15th the Bos
ton mado signals that her boilers needed
ropairs, and the Chicago and Atlanta
slowed down uutil tho repairs were com
pleted. Fog, heavy rain and a nasty,
choppy sea were tha principal features of
tho remainder of the voyage. A set of
more seaworthy vossels never put to sea.
During the entir run, and in the face of
exceptionally bad weather, they maintained
at half power an average speed of over nine
knots nn hour. A remarkable perform
ance, and 'tis safe to say one that has never
been equalled by any squadron.
LO WILL ASSEMBLE.
A Convention of Aborigines to Meet la
Bepresentatives of the ten tribes of Chip
pewa Indians will hold a convention in
Ashland Jan. 10 something on the plan of
a political convention. The following
ban. is will bo represented: Bad Biver,
Flambeau, Court d' Oreiies, White Earth,
Ouiuuago., Cloquet, Millo Lacs, Grand
Portage. Leech Lcko and Oak Point. This
comprises the Indians inted in Michigan,
Wisconsin and Minnesota. fib oam-il is
called for tho specified purpose of author
izing parties to secure money which they
claim is due them from tho government
under treaties niide from 1S37 to 1854, as
they have no more lands to cede, and they
claim that soniotbing like $100,000 is dno
them under the treaties effected during the
time mentioned. It is expected that there
will be about .100 Indians present during
A Paragpraph Upon Frenuh Politics and
Upon the reassembling of the chamber
of deputies Chautemps, radical republican
and formerly president of the Paris mu
nicipal council, moved the reorganization
of the police of the prefecteur of the
Seine. The motion is important for its
relation to the old dispute between the
central government and the authorities of
tho city of Pans. The Boulangists are
concentrating their political efforts in
Paris. Boulanger. it is said, will contest
the Eighteenth anondissemont. The latest
phase of the Bonlangist conspiracy is con
sequently that the municipal government
shall control the police and Boulanger shall
control the municipal government.
A Meeting of the Dlroctors Syracuse Ad
mitted. At a meeting of the directors of the
American Base Ball association at Roches
ter Syracuse was admitted to tho as
sociation. The application of Baltimore
for membership with the condition that
the association be composed of twelve
clubs, was laid on the table. The com
mittee elected at tho fall meeting in New
York resigned. President Phillips held
over nnd Gen. Henry Blinker, of Roches
ter, was elected vice-president. A board
of directors and different committees were
TOR JOINING THE TRUST.
A Western Charter Declared Forfeited
Judge Wallace, in the superior court at
San Francisco, has decided the case of the
state vs. the American Sugar Beflcerc
i company. The eonrt finds that by joining
the fcugar trust the company abandoned all
purposes and objects for which it was cre
ated and has therefore forfeited its corpo
rate franchise. Judgment for ?5,0C0 and
J costs was also rendered against the com-
DR. KNIFFEN ATTEMPTS SUICIDE.
He Feels the Tide of Public Sentiment
! Dr. Kniffen, tho husband of the woman
found smothered to death in bed Friday
morning, took an ounce of aconite and
gashed bis wrists and throat with a razor
This morning. Doctors were summoned
and stauLched the flow of blood, as
the jugular vein had not been reached.
Owing to the large dose of aconiie it
acted as an emetic and was all
thrown off. The doctor is out of danger.
He says he attempted his life because he
was discouraged at the strong tide of pub
lic feeling ngiinct him.
A Utah Case Decided.
The supreme court has rendered an
opinion in the case of Clayton, appellant,
vs. the people of Terry, Utah. Clayton
was elected auditor of public accounts of
Utah in 1879 and has held the office ever
since, refusing to turn over the office to
Arthur Pratt.appointed to the place by Got.
Murray, of Utah. It was contended that
the act of tbe legislature of Utah in cre
ating the office and providing that it should
be filled by popular election is in contra
vention of the organic act of the territory.
The supreme court of Utah decided asainst
Clayton, and this court affirms tho jodfVl
WM. D. KELLEr DEAD.
THE VENEItARLE CONGRESSMAN
YIELDS TO THE COXQUERER.
A Brief Sketch or His Life Thirty Years m
Congressman A Long and Useful Life
News or Othor Sorts from Various Points.
Was rxoTox, Jan. 9.
Judge William D. Kelley. of Pennsylva
nia, died at G:23 o'clock this evening. At
the be .tide wore Mrs. Kelley, his daugh
ter, Mrs. F. O. Hortsman; his son,Wm. D.
Kelley, jr., and A. B. Kelloy, Dr. atanton.
and his private secretary, Werrick. He
was unconscious at the last, as be has
been at intervals during His illness. His
remains will be buried at Laurel Hill cem
etery, Phil idelphia.
The immediate cause of Judge Kelley's
death was intestinal catarrh, brought on
by a cold duriug Christmas week. For
some years-, however, he has been almost n
constant sufferer from a caucerous growth
in the side of his face, which was removed
about six years ago by a surgical operation.
The relief thus obtained, however, was on
The funeral services bore will take placo
in the hall of the house of representatives
Saturday at noon.
William D. Kelley was born at Philadel
phia. April 12. 1814. and is then-fore nearly
70 yuais of age. Ho received a very
thorough English education und beg.m lito
as u pi oof loader in n printing ofllco in his
nath c city. After a few years borvioo in
this capacity h became an apprentice in a
jowclry osuihlishmfnt. Uuvnig learned tli
trade ho removed to Boston, whoro ho
worked live ycaift as a journeyman jeweler;
ho then returned to Philadelphia und began
tho study of law. ami in tho couise of time
entered tho profonion. nl?o dovoting him
self to various litviury pursuits. Mr. Kollcy
was twico elected prooecuting attornoy of
tho city and county of Philadelphia, and
served for tn years as judge ol the court ot
common pleas "of that city: was a delegate
to tho national republican convention at
Chicago in lbOO, and ono of Lincoln's hcuit
iost suppcrtcis. Ho became tho republican
candidato for tho Thhty-sovonth congress,
nnd was olocted and has boen icturned
consecutively every tetm since. Ho
has served in tho Iowor hout-o longer
than any other mombor. and for this reason
is oftoti called "Father of the House. Ho
for many years wuh known as "Pig Ium
HltlCE FOR SENATOR.
Ohio Democrats In Caucus Agreo to His
The democratic members of the legisla
ture convoued in caucus for the purpose of
solocticg a candidate to bo voted for as
United States senator, to succeed Henry
B. Pajno. The caucus was called to order
at 7:40, and tho roll call showed seventy
three of tho seventy seven members pres
ent, forty being necessary to a choice in
caucus. Representative Huut, of Shelby,
presented tho uamo of Calvin S. Brice, be
ing received with loud applause. Repre
sentative Hasgerty presented the namo of
Hon. John U. Thomas nnd Representative
Forbes that of John A. McMahon. Several
other names were presented.
The first ballot resultod: Brice, 29:
Thomas, 11; McMahon, 14; Baker, G; Hunt,
2; Neal, 2; Seney, 2; McSwceney, 4; Ged
des, 2; Outhwaite, 1. Tho namo of Hunt
"ac ithdrawa and the second ballot re
sulted: Brice, 53; scattering, 7. Mr. Monon,
on behalf of Thomas, moved that the nom
ination be in ado unanimous, which was
agreed to with a whirl and much enthusi
asm. A NEBRASKA RECK.
A Fast Mail Train Ditched by a Rrokon
The Union Pacific fast mail, going west,
ran off a switch at Sydney about daylight,
having struck a broken rail. The train,
whioh consisted of two engines, two mail
cars, one baggage car, threo Pullman
coaches and a dining car, was badly
wrecked. The engines kept on their wheels,
but tho cars were overturned and caught
fire. Soon one coach after another was
ablaze. Only two passengers were hurt,
and those only slightly, so they had only
tbe loss of some of their porHonal effects to
mourn. The two mail cars and tno bag
gage car were burned. Most of the maii
aud all of the baggage and expioss matter
was consumed. The rear sleeper, the din
ing car and the two ongiuos and a portion
of three Pullman cars were all that was
left of the train. As the euginos were in
good shape only a delay of two hours was
required to clear the track. The baggage
master, C. T. Dobbins, was severely iu
jured. The Pullman cars, "Sweet Water"
and "Castle Rock," were badly damaged.
NOVEL WEDDING TOUR.
A Tennessee Man Absconds with. Cash and
A special frqm Columbia, Tenn., says:
C. N. McLeomore, of the firm of H. A.
McLeomore & Brother, left Columbia,
Dec. 29, saying ho was going to
Louisville. Nothing further was heard
from him until Wednesday, Jan. 1, when
Mme. Carrick received a dispatch from her
daughter Nellie, dated St. Louis, saying
that she and Clarence McLeomoro wore
married and were going to Omaha for a
short time on a bridal tour. Rumors were
afloat that McLeomore had left theb"55'
ness affairs of H. A. McLeomore in
bad shape. Later W. E. Batrd and It. W.
McLeomore, sr., endorsers of paper
of McLeomore Brothers, filed an
attachment bill against them for about
$7,000, alleging that C. N. McLeomore
had absconded with all the assets of the
firm. The principal creditors are the
father-in-law of young McLeomore and
the father-in-law of hi3 brother.
Church People Shocked.
Amia Curtis, ag?d 18, lived with her
parents in Grayson, Virginii. She had
been a constant attendant at prayer
meeting, which is being held there
daily. For several days she had been at
the mourners' bench. Sunday morniu"
she asked the congregation to pray for her,
eaying that she could no longer carry her
burden of sin. While the peop!e were
singing she walked quietly cut of the room
and jumped into a well. She was taken
out dead. Miss Curtis is of good family,
and her character was irreproachable.
Missouri Prohibition Movement.
The prohibition patty of this stato has
issued a call for a convention to ba held in
Sedalia, Mo., from Feb. 3 to 5 next. The
object of the meeting is to form a union
party, if possible, out of a minority of
Knights of Labor, Farmers' alliance and
liberal Brazilian Action.
The official decree just promulgated pro
claims the separation of church and state,
guarantees religious liberty equally, and
continues the life stipends granted under
A RIVER mSASTKR,
A Louisville Cassion Uoos Down With
The most npnallim: accideut Louisville
has known in man3' years occurred ou
Thursday. Caisson No. 1, nbont one hun
dred yards from the Kentucky shore, used
in the cnstrHct:ou of the new bridge be
tween Louisville and Jcffer.ionville, sud
denly gave way aud the workmen employed
in it wore eitlur drowedor crushed to death
by tbo stone and timbers. As the work
men nt the puuipii g station were looking
for tho men in thj ciisson to put off iu
their boats on leiviiig for the nis:ht, they
suddenly saw the low, dirk structure dis
appear in tho waves. The life saviug sta
tion was inime lately uotiiied of tbo acci
dent and three skiffs wore manned aod
pnlled to the scone of the wreck. Tuesito
of tho bridge is at tho upper end of the
city, just below Tow Head island. Doz
ens of boats were plying about over the
spot where tho caisson had stood and
lights danced to and fro with them, but
"there-was-ito-trace of tho massive strut-turo
of stone and timber. It was soon known
that only four of the eigtoen men who were
at work at the time of tho accident had es
The killed arc:
WILLIAM H. ILVYNE3, aged 40 years. Ilyde
JOHN KNOX, nqed -23. Ilydo Prk. Pa.
M'ADAMS. aged -25. Ilydo Park, Ta.
FRANK MAHAK, agod 23, a native of New
TAT NAYLOB, agd 27, Philadelphia.
TIIOMAS ASH, coloro.l, nged 30, Hendorson.
MONROE BOWLING, colored. aod 34. Hen
CHA3. CHILES, colored. a?od 33, Henderson,
THOMAS JOHNSON, colorod. ogod 80, Hen
JOSEPH GORDON, colored, aged 2, Hender
HAMILTON MORRIS, agod 20, Hecderson.
Tno MAS SMTTn, aged 27. Hcndereon, Ky.
FRANK SOAPER, colored, aged 25. nender
ROBERT TYLER, aged 10, Hendorson. Ky.
The List man out of tho caisson was
Frank Haddix. Ho was barely saved by
Murray, who dragged him from where he
was caught waibt dosp in the quicksand.
Abe Taylor, one of tho saved, says ho
stood ncf.ro-it tho ladder by which they got
out. Ho heard a rumbling and there was
n rus-h of air almost at the same instant.
Ho jumped up the rungs of the ladder, fol
lowed by tho other men. They bad hardly
got clear of the caisson when the water
burst through the manhole, knocking them
ad into the river, whero they wero picked
Hnddix says he saw Morris, who was
climbing next below himself, swiftly drawn
under by tho sand aud heard his cries for
help, but could do nothing. The caisson
is not wrecked, as at first supposed, but
has settled down in the bed of tho stream,
completely filled with sand and water.
There seems absolutely no hope for any of
those caught within tho caisson. Tho no
groes who escaped say John Knox, tho
gang boss, had them dig too deep beforo
letting the caisson settle and tho digging
was too close to tno !-hoc of tbo cisson.
Just before the accidont Knox gave some
order to the keeper in charge of tho upper
door to the exit. He opened tho door, and
tho compressed air which kept out the
liver rushed out, Jetting in tho stream.
The men say they were working iu ujdy
quicksand at the time. The caisson was
about 40 feet by 20 nnd built of timbers 12
WESTERN PACKING INTERESTS.
Tho Estimate Point to a Lare Increase
Over Iist Year's Output.
Tho western packing for tho week, which
covers eight days at some points, aggre
gate 3S0.UU0 bos against 2'J.j,000 a year
ngo. The total since Nov. 1 is 3,930,000
hoge against 3,313,000 last year, an in
crease of G3j,0ir0. Tbo estimates for tho
remainder of tho season point to a total of
about 1,000,000 in excess of last year's
packing, which was 5,485,000.
Chicago l,"li",Wl KW.COO
KimsmCity :iij,(K 4W.I00
Omnha 211,000 l'-c.OOO
St. Louis 10J.J 2,VJ
Indiacnioli3 lt-J.OO'O IK ,0ftJ
Cincinnati VOJ.OO) 2l.",(WJ
Milwaukee 170.000 HS.WO
Sioux City. In 1'Jl.tOJ lSl.tOI
Cedar Rapids 1-21,000 OO.OOO
Clevolaud 51.0 0 4j.0i'0
Louisville, Ky Kj.WJ i:k),OX
Ottiimwa. la 74.0J) :w,0oo
Keokuk, la 5.o.) 2i000
Nebraska Cltv. Nob i5.000 07,1-OJ
St. Joseph, Mo -11.000 37,000
AH Othuis t2j,OJ0 533,0j'J
AN ILLINOIS .MISER.
He Refuses Himself Asstauce for Fear
Attorney Theodore G. Case called at the
offices of the Chicago huinauo society to
investigate th9 report that Onnrles C. Case,
On aged miser, said to bo worth 100,000,
was dying in want nnd poverty on his large
farm near Glenxvood.
Atmnd intly able to buy all the luxuries
and comforts money can buy, the miser,
it is alleged, is permitting himself to die
without medicine, without medical atten
tion and with nothing to ease his pain.
For months ho has endured the agonies of
a terrible disease and no one has been per
mitted to come near his niiBerable abode,
lest their aid should cost somethiug. no
is said to have hundreds of tons of hay
stacked around his farm which he has re
fused to sell, expecting to g-t more for it
later. The humane society is investigating
the mattf i.
The members of tho International Amer
ican conference are actively at work, sev
eral committees meeting daily, hearing
arguments from merchants and others
interested in the subj-ct under considera
tion. Killed Tun.
James F. Belks, a young planter living
on Belks' island, Miss , shot and killed his
mistress, a young colored girl, with whom
ho had quarreled while intoxicated, and
also killed hr mother for interfering to
protect the girl. Belks escaced.
Wasn't Afraid of Widow.
William Proctor, a Springfield, III., in
surance agent, was arrested at Blcomiog
ton. 111. He made love to a widow 8 ) years
old. and secured valuable notes and soma
money. He has a wife and family nt
Ylcnna Ororrun with It,
Five hundred thousand Viennese, or 42
per cent, of the city, have had influenzs.
Decreasing In London.
The influenza epidemic in London i3
decreasing, but is extending in tbe provinces-
THE MONTANA CASE LIKELY TO BE
GIN TlIK RECORD.
The St. Louis Helrc Again A tod noted
John Crass Talk to the Congressmen
Other News of All Sort.
The arrival of tho two sets of Montana
sonators here will present a problem tj tho
United States o?nato which tb.it body has
never been oalled upon to decide. Thsra
has never beforo been a contesting senator
ial delegation, and ho precedent has been
established. The modo of procedure ia
these cases as suggested by senile leaders
is, that when the Montana senators arrive
they will present their credontia's to Vicj
Fresidont Morton. Before either set is
Bworn in objection will he made on ac
count of the irregularity of the credentials.
The matter will then be referred to the
committee on privileges and elections, and
a full and thorough investigition will be
made. Nothing of tho kind has evor been
done before, but Jhatenate leaders have
deteimined upon this mode of piocedure.
It is possible that the matter will bo re
ferred to the wholo senate for investiga
tion, but as there will be considerable tes
timony to examine it is more likely that
the committee will examine tho coses.
John Gross Makes a Plea for Krvtlon
The Sioux chiefs who are visiting tho
east appeared before the 1 ouso committee
on Indian nffaits and John Grass, who was
chief spokesman, made nu earnest on
slaught on the practice of souding Indians
to eastern schools. Too few of the In
dians could be sent to schools iu the east
to have any beneficial effect upon the
great mass of Indians when they return to
tho reservations after finishing their edu
cation in the east. More Indians could ba
sent to tbe rosorvation schools ind these
schco's should bo improVrd. fie wns
asked if the Sioux wero icvJy to accept
land in sevoralty. He replied that they
were not and it would bo about fifteen
years bofoio they would be ready
The St. Louis Heiress Aagain Spirited
Alice Jackman has bt-en abducted aijaiu.
This is the youthful heires?, who, about a
month ngo, was the central figure in an ab
dnctiou case. At Hint time sh-j was in the
custody of Mrs. Brotheis, in whose bauds
she was pluced by the Humane society.
L'r. Taylor, her gu lrdiau, who being an or
phan, w noted hor ono morning. Sho was
seized by Charles Spink and others, placed
in a carriage aud taken to the Houso of the
Good Shepherd; then sha was taken to
Chicago. Tho cae wa in tho contts and
in due time the girl was brought back and
on Lcr own statement to the court that sho
wanted to live with her cousin, Mrs. Chas.
Spink, phe was placed in their custody.
This left tho qnontion of gnardinuship
,Den. The girl is about 10 years of age,
and tho heiress to $23,000. Since the above
decision she has lived with tho Spiuks on
Fii'ncy aTcuuc. One evening shu cz uut
to n store a block distant, to buy soma
fiuit. She did not return and a vi.-it to
the store showed sho had not been there.
Tho supposition is tbat some ouo hd
seized her and tan away with hr.
.A Kansas Yonth or 15 Suicide fur Love.
Tho attempt at suicide of jonng Louis
Karth, at Atchison, while it is serious and
may result in death, hns its funny sido nnd
is the cause of much amusing comment.
The boy is but 13 years old and is tho son
of John B. Kurth, a prominent and old
'citizen. Tho gnl who w-.s the innocent
causo of the boy's foolish act is tbe daugh
ter of Charles H. Batonshaw, promiuout in
railroad circles nnd tho storekeeper of tie
Missouri Pacific. Tho two becauio at
tached as schoolmates and their friendship
ripened into "puppy lovo." But they
quarreled. Next day the boy saw his
.sweetheart with anoth-rfe lowand he took
an oath to die. He selected tho hour und
a restaurant as tho plao. Ho coolly
walked into tho restaurant a few minutes
beforo tha appointed hour, whre Lo
loafed about until the clock stunk,
and then he drew a 32-caliber pistol aud
shot himself in the left breast. Whilo
bleeding profusely he continued to stand,
and, flourishing his pistol in a most tragic
manner, ho asked for chloroform t at he
might die peacefully aud with "Nellie's
name on his lips." On the lucch cocuter
after his friends hr.d taken him home wa3
found in his handwriting tho following
JJcah Nell- When this reaches you I will be
in h 7. It was all yoar Lmlt that male me
commit this and I hopo you nnd yonr fellow
will bo happy, but I could not seo you with an
other fellow. If thl-i doea not suttlo mo I will
i t again. Tho time lias comol ILrk. 'tii
striking 11 1 My lest words aro for you
The young man is lyinng in a critical
condition and hs still insists that he wants
to die; that life to him is empty and full ot
Killed by Carelessness.
The north wall of the machine fchops in
the yard of tie Leng Ishnd railroad dep t
in Long Island, fell and killed three men.
Three other workmen were seriously in
jured. Henry Lotz, the contractor, waa
'arrested, charged with manslaughter.
The Romls Are Legal.
In tho suit of Hopo it Co., of Amster
dam, holders of over $4,000,000 in Louisi
ana state bonds, for which they claim the
state of Louisiana is liable and asking for
a peremptory mandamus compelling tbo
board of liquidation of tho state debt to
meet and act upon their offer and dem-tnd
for the funding of said bonds into consoli
dated bonds of the state. Jud.o Ellis ive
judgment in favor of the relators, ordering
the board of liquidation to assemble and
pass upon the application within twenty
da s, dating from tbe day judgment be
Henry Buzzell, Jesse Doyen and E. E.
Oakes, of West Phillips, N. II., have been
bound together by lurid oathB to wreck
trains and rob. mails, and have done so.
Oakes oonfessed and the men were ar
Tosted. Tho Naglo Case.
Th9 Nagle case, arising out of tho kill
ing of Judge Terry in ( alifornii last sn:n
mcr, was set down for argnm?n on J arch
1 in the United States supreme cna t
Even King 31ay Die.
The king of Spain is ill with influenza.
XUAIEKOCS KhBI,tm MATTERS.
Tlio Farmer Alliance.
The Fnria-rs' alliance held a session at
Grand Island. A jear ago there were only
forty local orAam:Mtious iu the state, with
a member-diip of less than fifteen hundred.
To-uay nearly muo hundred local alliances
are scattered throughout Nebraska, with a
mombtrship aggregiting 3l).0L'0. mnkirg it
a strong factor m poltt.es should it take
part. Its principles aro purely uon-parti-san.
Its chief grievances aro tho railroads
aud trusts that ore tho cause of the pres
ent and past depression iu farm products,
and the aspirant of legislative honors who
is not outspoken iu bis opposition to these
will not bo likely to receive tho support of
the alliance. Every session was held with
closed doors. Members of tho press were
unable to gain admission or get a synopsis
of tho work doue.
Mason Ktpoliiiig I.ifiuor l:iler.
At a mectiug of tho Masonic grand lodge
of this stato iu IST'2 a rule was adopted
which prohibits a.salooukeener from be
coming a Mason or remaining in the or
der if ho contiuues tho businoss. It has
just loaked out that a Lincoln lodge
has begun tho work of purging the ordr
iu this state of members eugxgeil in that
business. Chargos wore prefeirul about
six weeks ngo against threo prominent
members of the order m that city who
wero engaged in liquor selliug, and at a
receut meeting of tho lo.lge after nn all
night Sissiou thoy wero expelled from tho
order. This is the first case under tho
rule. It ia understood that like prosecu
tions will bo begun u.l over tho state.
Conipton, Cherry oonuty. Mrs. A. Cady;
Mission Creek, Fawneo county, B. Breuns
buch; Whitman, Grant county, V. Freer.
Other Nole About the State.
Chief Yellow Smoke with abont for
ty of his tnbe aro iu camp near IIaiius,
and a party of Hastings young men in
duced tho chief to give a wur dance iu Uer
mauia hail nt that place. After enough
money had been takeu in to defray the ex
penses of tho show n big Ind an was up
pointed doorkeeper. With him everything
went. Fool checks, poker chips, stieet
car tickets, brass lamp tops, pieces of to
bacco and similar goods were found in the
box at the end of the entertainment.
The Perkins comity fair will Le held nt
Madrid for the nt xt fivo years.
The Boat tic j Electric company has
failed. Cause, bad management, lhu li
abilities are sin ill.
James Patterson, a switchman iu the
Uniou Pacific yards nt Omaha, was crushed
between the cars while making a coupling.
Ho is not cxpecte I to hvo.
A prisoner iu the Boitrice jail named
Johnson tried to commit siiicido by tearing
ut the bed clothes and setting them ou
lire in hiscell. He was almost Mdlo.attd
A German farmer, a resident of Crnb
Orchard, was robbed by a sueak ' thief ot
?23 in n Beatrice hotel. Tin thiof got
away with hi clothes, but they woro sub
r"ii:2nt'y found iu a vacant room in the
same building, 'iho potkets bad. how
ever, been thoroughly ransacked. Tuo
money was all tho victim had in tho world,
nnd was tho remaining pioceeds of bis win
Dr. Edward McGlynn will addre-s
the Omaha single tax club on the'ia'tb.
The. dog poisoner operated at Crowcll
und killed nearly all the canines in the
village iu ono night.
II. E. Wrice. of Phillips, is wanted at
Aurora for p.is-iug a worthless check aud
driving oil with a team and bugy. Tho
to.uu w.ii found at Harvard, but the thief
his not yet hosn apprehended.
A MOVE31ENT is on foot to foijn a coun
cil of tho Boyal Arcanum at ila-tingn.
II. W. Woodcock, of Newport, has
caused tho arrest of Charles Foltar ou a
charge of shooting with intent to kill.
The stnis and stripes will soon wave
over every schcol-housc in Adams county.
The first flag was raistd over tho school ii
tho Wallnco district.
Mrs. Mina HorwoOD won tho contest
for tho county superintendency in Phelps
county, a rejonut of the vote showing that
tho lady had a majority of fourteen. .
Mrs. J. C. Ciiuurcck, nu old and well
known re.sident of Fremont, retired ut
night apparently iu excellent health, but
at 2 o'clock in the morning her husband
awoke to find her a corpse. Heart disease
is supposed to have been tLe cause.
Newman Grove wants to voto bonds
for a svsteui of wuter-works.
M. J. Lumuard, a Hastings grocer, has
been fined $25 for selling cigarettes to a U-year-old
Wm. Tiaden, tho Platto county young
man who shot at his father, has Leeu
bound ovor to the district court.
It is vnnonucea that the KearnoyJ can
ning factory will increase the output next
year at least three timo3 that of the past
TH2 farmers around Loomis have or
gacized a co-operative mercantile associa
tion and will soon start a new store or
buy out one already doing business at
A complete set of counterfeiter's tools
for makiug half dollars was discovered in a
cava in Nuckolls county recently, but the
men who owned the outfit havo not been
Vandals have been cutting school tim
ber in Sioux county, near Harrison, during
the last few months, one man alone huviug
taken 75,000 feet of lumber from one sec
tion. A mean thief in Grant 6tole a hydrant
wrench from the hose bouso and tnrued on
the water in an out of tho way hjdrant.
Next morning the standpir.o was empty
and tho city out of water.
A board of trade has been organized at
Crawford has 9C0 inhabitants nnd six
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Frank, or Beaver
City, celebrated their golden wedding an
niversary recently and were tho recipients
of a surprise in the shapo of 150 residents
of town swooping down on them led by a
Miss Breen, a ( heyenne county school
teacher, had her feet badly frozen while
walkii g from her home to Colton.
Ed Smith, a Dundy county farmer, liv
ing near Allston, recently received 585 as
premiums from n Philadelphia seed firm
for vegetables raised by him on hi3 farm.
One hundred and thirty-six marri
ages were recorded in Dawes county in
A. ANDKRSOX. Pres't.
J. 1L GALLEY. Vice Prcs't.
O. ANDERSON. P. ANDERSON.
JACOB OUEISEN. HENKY UAOATZ.
JOHN J. SULLIVAN.
First National Bank
Statement of Omditio mt tkt CIom tf
Business September Si, 1880.
If.in and Discounts $ 193.811 75
If. S. Bond lt),!W0 W
Other stocks and bonds 10,'JiVS 2
Real Et.tnt. Furniture and FiTtnrwt.. ll.Sii in
Hue from other tviuk-s.. ..$ 15,(:srt."
' U. S.Trvuury - 675.00
Cash ou Hand 17,tU7.4i 33.16S
$ -AT.tra 07
Cnital and Surplus...
f 80,000 CO
I'ndivUlisi ptv'jL 7,017 W
Niillotml L'uuk not.-s oulstandin-r .... 13,f0O 00
. , 11
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Nebra.kn, 50-tf i
CffParties dosiring surveying done can ao.
elret-t va at Columbus, Nob., or call at my oftics
in C ou rt House. imttj6-j
T J. CRAMER,
CO. SUP'T PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
I will bo in my offico in tho Court Houso. tho
tlunl Saturday or each month for the examina
tion or lipid it-nntH for teacheru' certificates, and
for Ui transaction of other school Imsines.
DRAY and EXPRESSMAN.
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