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WHOLE NUMBER 1028.
VOLOIE XX.-XUMBER 49.
COLOIBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1890.
Gash Capital - $100,000.
LEAXDEH GERHARD, Pres't.
GEO. W. HULST, Vice Pzm't.
JULIUS A. REED.
P.. II. HENRY.
J. E. TASKER, Cashier.
Baa If ef Depeslt Dlacoaat
Collections Fremptly JIade oa
Pay latere a Tlate Depwt-
Authorized Capital of $500.010
Paid in Capital - 1)0,000
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C IL SHELDON. Pres't.
H. P. II. OIILRiriL Vice Prc.
C. A. NEWMAN. Gartner.
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WALKER BLAINE DEAD.
THE SECRET.1RV.S SON DIES SUDDENLY
Montana Makes a Splonilitl Financial allow
ing Other News, Good and Bad, from Va
Walker Blaine, examiner of claims in the
state depaitment, and eldest son of James
G. Blaine, died at the family residence in
Washington of acnte pneumonia, superin
duced by an attack of grip. He had been
ill only a few dava, and bis death is a sad
den and severe shock to an unusnally large
circle of friends. He was not feeling well
all last week, and Friday he became much
worse and was compelled to take to his
bed. The secretary gave a dinner party on
Monday night to a number of people
prominent in official society, and as Walk
er Blaine was then feeling much better, he
sat np for some time chatting with gnests,
and afterwards walked abont the house.
Ho contracted an additional cold, which
quickly settled on his lungs and developed
into acute pneumonia.
Walker Blaine graduated from Yale in
1870, and studying law received his di
ploma Irom Columbia college, New York,
in 187. In 18SI, while Garfield was on
his deathbed, he sent for Walker B'aire
and appointed him third assistant secre
tary of state, Baying he appreciated his
ability and desired to show it. After serv
ing in this capacity very acceptably for
nearly a year ho was appointed on the Ala
bama claims commission, where he served
with great credit from 1SS2 to 1885. On
the advent of the present administration
he was appointed solicitor of tho &tato de
partment, a position which he also tilled
with great credit and ability.
President and Mrs. Harrison called vory
soon after Mr. Blaine's death, and Vice
President and Mrs. Morton came soon
afterwards. Justices Harlan and Gray, of
the supreme court, most of the members of
the Maine delegation. Representative Hitt
and many others well known in offiicial
and social life also called.
A IMtliMllTM STATE.
Montana, Baby Though She Ho. Is Finau
ially Well Fixed.
Montana began the new year without a
dollar of indebtedness, and with a cash
balance in the treasury. State Auditor
Konney has completed his report to the
governor for tho last year and hnfc placed
it in the hands of the printer. The total
assessment of the state is 579.370,914, an
increase of nearly $12,000,000 over the
previous year. During the year the war
rant s drawn on the general fund amounted
to $22.l50(;i and on Jan. 1, with no war
rants outstanding, tho cash balance in that
fund was $33,231.
Tho most prominent items of expense
for tho year. Snpport of insane, $71,5)00;
support of convicts, $11,131; maintenance
of militia, $34,288; bounty on animlas.
$8,270; support of deaf, muto and blind
and imbecile, $3,383. The limit of the
tax levy is 3 mills. Hitherto bnt 1 mill
Ins been used. This year 2 and po-sibly
3 mills will be levied to meet tho expenses
The estimated t qienses of the state gov
ernment for this ear are $320,000, wiiilo
with taxes and lie nses the state can ru e
a reveuuo of over $Uh),()00 without ad
ditional lesislation. Tho outlook for tho
first year of statehood is. thus far, very
nattering. There is more talk of a
compromise among legislator, but no new
movement has definitely shaped itself.
Many expect that something will be done
tending to bring the two houses together,
though that something is very indefinite
and shapeless. Democratic senators con
tinue to attend the sessions of the senate,
but refrain from answering roll call or
A BAD KANSAS MAX.
Ho Despoiled a County ol Its Cash His
The sheriff of Riley county, Kansas, has
arrived in Memphis to tana charge of
James Fortnoy, tho absconding treasurer
of that county, who was arrested on board
the (,'ity of Cairo. At present Fortney
owns a valuable farm near Manhattan, and
has an interest in two iron foundries, one
at Manhattan and the other at Des Moines,
la. The exact amount of shortage is $30.
347. Ho was elected treasurer of Riley
county for four years. qualifying
under a bond of $123,000. A year
ago a shortage in his accounts was
suspected and suit was brought to have the
books investigated. He won the case, and
no further efforts were made to have an in
vestigation until six months later, when a
second suit was entered and resulted in a
mandamus to compel him to show the
books. Hearing of the writ, Fortney locked
the vault in which the county funds were
kept and avoided tho sheriff by going to
Canada. He returned about four mouths
ago, and, it is claimed, robbed the vault
and again skipped out. He was followed
to a questionable house in St. Louis wher
he met his inamorata. As Fortney had
only $120 in his possession when arrested
and is supposed to have absconded with
thousands, Sheriff McCord thinks the cy
prian secured the lion's share of the money.
Bis: Bank Burnt.
Artato Brothers, bankers, with houses in
London. Paris and Madrid, have been de
clared bankrupt. Their liabilities are
Wants to Vindicate Hit. Honah. Sail.
Major Michael Day. a well known char
acter at Belleville, X. J., has issned a
challenge to Capt. John Dooley to met him
in mortal combat. The major accuses the
captain of being the instigator of certain
pungent paragraphs concerning him which
have recently appeared in a local Sunday
paper. The major wntes: "I am too
much of a soldier to allow my wounded
chaiactc to be healed by dolors. Both
nit-n ar veterans of the civil war and are
well known. The major is in deadly
e:n:est while the captain regards the mat
ter as a joke.
Russian Nihilistic Trouble-.
Col. Voleikoff, an. officer of the czar's
body guard, and some ether officers of the
same corps, have committed suicide. It is
supposed they were implicated in the re
cently discovered plot against the life of
ths czar. It is reported that the czar's
brother, the Grand Duke Sergins. will
shortly be banished from the capital for
meddling with politics.
Black measles is raging at Fordsvilie,
Ey.. in epidemic form, and several deaths
hire s-teidv occurred. Orsr 100 cases are
reported in the neighborhood.
A MISSOURI now.
Three!Persons Woundd on Account of a
In a street fight at Macon, Mo., with re
volvers, between Morris Xorris and Dr. G.
W. Larrabee, three persons were wounded,
two of them, it is feared, fatally. The
fight was caused by a dispute over a bill in
Dr. T. J. Xorris' drng store between the
proprietor and Dr. Larrabee. The latter
refused to pay the bill, claiming an error.
After some words had passed Dr. Xorris
ordered Dr. Larrabee from the store. The
latter soon returned and called the proprie
tor to the sidewalk. Morris Xorris. the
doctor's son, feared trouble, and grasping
his father's revolver from the counter fol
lowed his father to the sidewalk. Dr. Xor
ris had no aooner reached the pavement
than Dr. Larrabee drew a revolver and
commenced firing. Morris Xorris returned
the fire and shot Dr. Larrabee in the left
arm and right leg. Deputy Sheriff Pea
son was hit by'a stray ballet,, which passed
entirely through his body, producing a
fatal wound. Another bullet struck S. M.
Wig-ins, a farmer, in the leg, inflicting a
ANOTHER MISSOURI SUOOTIXG.
An Attempt to Risht a TTrong Leads to
A serions shooting affray occurred near
Erhlgeton. Mo., caused by reports involv
ing tne name of Miss Christina Amulnng,
a young lady of 19, the daughter of Will
iam Amulung. a farmer. Mr. Amulung
had a colored man, Taylor Pointer, iu Lis
employ, and, as the story goes, Pointer
had been boasting of intimate relations
ith Miss Amulung. This report was first
heard three weeks aao, and Amnluug's sous,
John, William. Edward and Frank, ever
since have been determined to punish
Pointer for telling such stories. They
called to their assistance their brothers-in-law,
Otto, Christ, Herman and Luke As
mus. and started out to find the offending
Pointer. A call was made at the house of
Creed Hunt, but L'oiuter had gone w th
the elder Hunt to the house of Ralph Biv
ens. There he was found. B;vens an
swered the knock at the door ad was told
they had come to arrest Pointtr. Biveus
begaed them not to make a disturbance, as
his daughter was sick. Hunt asked tLera
if they had a warrant. Herman Asmus
rushed by him into the houFe, revolver m
han;l, and leveling it at Pointer said that
was warrant enough for him. Mrs. Biveus
seized a shotgun, when Otto Asmus
rushed in and attempted to take it from
her. A terrible struggle ensned, during
which two of tho Amulungs seized Pointer,
who defended himself desperately. He
was struck over tho head with a revolver
and knocked down with a chair. Mrs. Biv
ens, who had run into the kitchen, screamed
and Pointer picked up a shotgun and ran
to her assistance. Otto Asmus was in the
doorway, revolver in hand, when Pointer
fired full in his face. He fell back and
was carried away by his friends. Pointer
escaped to Bridgeton, where he gave him
self up, as it was feared hu would again be
attacked. The wounded man received tho
full chargo in the face, both eyes being
SELF-MURDER OF ANARCHIST.
Scores of Disappointed Firebug" Tallin?;
Their Own Live.
The large number of anarchists who have
committed suicide of late in Xew York and
Brooklyn has induced some of the police
detectives of the latter city to reach the
conclusion that their wholesale self-destruction
is the result of an agreement
among them. Tho police of the Fourteenth
precinct in Brooklyn about a year ago dis
covered that a number of the followers of
anarchy were meeting in the vicinity of
Ralph avenue and Monroe street, and from
their investigations believed that they
were hatching a p'an to bum down
this city and Brooklyn. Detective
Miller succeeded in gaining tho
confidence of a Long Island City anarchist
who had come from Chicago just after tho
hanging of Spies. Parsons, Eugel and
Fischer. This man told tho detective that
the surmises of the police were right. He
said tho anarchists had organized them
selves into a gang of firebugs, and
had resolved to burn down this
city and Brooklyn. The gaug
at that time, he said, numbered sixty-two
desperate men. Many of them had tied
from Chicago after the hanging of the an
archists, while the others belonged in
Xew York and Brooklyn. One of the
leading spirits of the gang was a man
named Muller. It was a'so agreed be
tween the men, said the detective's inform
ant, that when they should have completed
their incendiary work all would commit
suicide, leaving behind them full confes
sions of their crimes.
Detective Miller said yesterday in
speaking of the cases: "I am confident
tho firebugs havo decided upon whole
sale suicide and that they ere
now carrying out their agreement to that
end. Seventy-nine anarchists have com
mitted suicide within the last fortnight. I
have not heard any great grief expressed by
any one over the fact that these men are
leaving the world, but it striks me as a
case of prearranged self-slaughter."
Tho Panama Lottery.
The $125,000 prize in the Panama canal
lottery has been drawn by M. Ephrussi, a
wealthy banker of Paris.
CITURCH ANT) STATE.
The Pope Lays Down Their Relations for
the Guidance of Catholics.
The pope has issned an encyclical which
sets forth the principles which shall guide
Catholics in their relations toward the
state. It say3 that they must obey the
laws when such a course does not entail
disobedience to divine laws. In Any coun
try where the Btate opposes Catholicism
Catholics must combat the enemv, but
must not tie the church to any political
A Rotten Concern.
The license of the Midland Accident In
surance company, of Kansas City, of wnich
cX-Gov. Crittenden ia president, has been
revoked by Insurance Commissioner Eller
be. There are some very ugly reports
about the condition of the company, and
that frsud was resorted to to secure a li
cense to do business in the state.
As to Backet Sbops.
A coaaattEa of the Chicago hoard of
trade has been cp pointed to decide what
shall be the attitude o! the hoard toward
the backet snaps.
THREE WEAR STRIPES.
COUGHUX, O'SUIXIVAX AT BCRKE
TAKEN XO JOUET.
Little Kunze Gets a New Trial He May
Be Dicharged-Judffe McCennell Passes
.Sentence Other News of Various Sorts.
In Judgo McConnell's court the opening
argument on the motion of the Cronin
prisoners for a new trial was begun by At
torney Wing. Judgo McConnell granted
the application of Kunze f.r a new trial,
but denied the motion of the other defend
ants, Coughliu, Burke and O'Sullivan.
The judge, in his decision,. said in part:
I think it would bt mero pretense tor me to
tako more tims to deliberate on this matter. I
would not arrive at any lUtlcrcnt conclusion in
several daya than I havo now. It has weighed
upon my mind during the trial that tho defend
ants should have a fair trial. Since its conclu
sion it has woighd.npon my mind whether they
had a fair trial aud whether tho jury bad
roached such conclusion that, within the -1110118
.ajudua hua a right to question whether the ver
dict was a just one, it was a just one. Judge
Wins suggested thnc the defendantu were pre. ,
judiced by not having been granted a separate j
trial, yot the trial disproves this, because the I
theory generally accepted by the public and
urged by the state that a conspiracy was formed .
in camp 20 was not accepted by tho jury, as
shown by tho acquittal of Beggs. .a to the ,
jury, of course it iB moro satisfactory to the
trial judge to havo a jury of men absolutely
without opinion as to tho merits of tho case, i
mid this course was followed in securing tho .
lirst four jurors, but was dropped when it be- (
came evident it would bo impossible to obtain ;
such a jury in the county. Tho impression
of tho trial judgo as to tho character of a '
jury from his irliolo examination would be
tnken by the higher court as tho judgment of a
jury from tho manner in which the question
was approached. I am convinced if any ono
watched tho manner ol" the trial 'judgo during i
this trial they would havo been certain the '
court was determined to havo a fair jury. A3 '
to the evidence, the judge is not called upon to
say whether if on the jury ho would have come
to tho same conclu'ion. As to one of these do- I
fendants I am convinced the evidence is insuf- j
licient. Tho lirst evidence against John Kunze j
iB that of James, -who saw him in a window '
Her S3 the street and never saw him again un- !
til iu court. I do not think hia iJoutiticutiou ia i
reliable. I also discredit tho identification of j
William Mortea, who claimed to havo seen '
Eunzu one evening. Nieman. a saloonkeeper, '
did not identify Kunzo positively. This murder '
spramjour of Irish politics somo way, it is uot
nocesa .ry to oven conjecture how, hut thero is
no motive for Kunzo to havo taken part in tho
crime. Even if llertes and ,Iamo3 were to bo
believed, ami Xieman had been more positive,
there is no difficulty in reconciling theso fa'jts
with his innocence. I mean to say he might
havo been in the Clark street Hut and all tho
other places and still havo been innocent. I
beliovo tho verdict was not only unwarranted '
by the evidence, but was an absurdity. As to
the other defendants I oven ule tho motion for
a new trial.
Little Knnzo was on his feet in an in-
staut, blurting out in his broken English:
"Thank jou, your honor; I am very much
obliged for your kindness."
"You are not indebted to me for any
kindness," said the couit.
"Is there any mot:on for arrest of judg
ment?" asked the court.
Mr. Forrest knew of no ground for one,
but moved to havo it on the record. The
court overruled it, and asked if the prison
ers had anything to say.
Thero was n moment of suspense and
then Dan Coughlin arose and said in firm ,
tones: "Your honor. I am innocent. I
was convicted by perjurers."
O'Sullivau's voice trembled slightly as ho
said: "I have not much to say. I protest
my innocence before God and mau and the
timo is not far distant when it will bo
shown. I was convicted by a prejudLed
jury and perjured evidence. I do not ask
forjmercy. I ask for justice; I have not
Burke stopped chewing gum long
enough to say: "I am innocent. I always
knew that in England they allowed perjur
ers to go on the stand and convict inno
cent men, but I never knew it was done in
A moment's silence followed and then
the court said: "Will the prisoners arise."
The three men aroso again and the court
imposed sentence in the following words:
"Following and conforming to the verdict
of the jury the judgment of the court is
that you be taken to tho penitentiary at
Joliet and there be confined for the term
of your natnral lives."
Coughlin and Burko heard the words
without a change of cauntenance, but i
O'Snllivan's lips quivered aud his face had
a worn, pinched express-ion. '
The defense was granted sixty days to
file a bill of exceptions. It was announced i
that Lawyers Forrest, Donahoe and Wing ,
had been retained to tako the case to the
supreme court at tho March term.
Forrest asked the nsual stay of execution
until a supersedeas could be seenred. The
state's attorney protested vigorously, de
manding that the prisoners be sent at once ,
to Joliet. Judgo McConnell intimated that '
ho would be willing to grant a stay for the '
sake of humanity if he were sure he had ,
the authority to do so. saying he had given
the matter some attention and could find
no authority. Forrest made quite an ex
tended appeal, showing what injustice
wonld be done if the defendants were com
pelled to go to the penitentiary and were
afterwards jriTen a new trial and acquitted.
He also said all the other judges of Cook
county, except Anthony, had been in the
habit of granting a stay when assured that
a case would be taken up. Judge McCon
nell finally announced that he would defer
his decision until he could consult the
other judges to find out on what authority
they at ted. !
Kunze was then admitted to bail in the
sum of -$5,000. The state'3 attorney op- ,
posed the motion for bail and subse- '
qnently contended for $20,000. Judge
McConnell, however, did not coincide and
explained that he would have discharged '
Kunze ir there was no evidence against
him, but the stale's attorney had informed
him that there was some. State's Attorney
Longenecker intimated that if they let
Kunze stay in jad a few day3 longer he
might conclude not to bring him to trial at
all, but let him go! Ho promised to let
the court and counsel know at once, and
accordingly no effort was made to get
Kuuza ont on bail in the meantime.
Coushlin, Eurke and O'Sullivan were
hurried from the jail, strongly manacled,
and taken to Joliet on the 9 o'clcck train.
They arrived at the penitentiary about
midnight and with little ado were put into
solitary confinement until next morning,
when they were formally entered and clad
in prison gaib. The sudden transfer was
a great surprise to the prisoners. It ap
pears that State's Attorney Longenecker
decided early in the evening to take imme
diate advantage cf the rutins of Ju.ige Mc
Connell and at occa cave orders to Shenfl
Matson to have (ha pusonrs removed to
the penitentiary. j
Got. CampboU Inaojrurated Governor ot
Ohio Foster Named fur Senator.
Gor.-Elect James W. Campbell took
the oath of offico at Columbus at noon.
His message to the general assembly was
comparatively brief and touched upon
subjects of state and of local interest. Ho
recommended that home rule be restoied
to all cities as speedily as possible, and
entered into details as to the needs of Cin
cinnati. He strongly recommended the
system of ballot reform commonly known
as the Australian system. There wero
more people present than at any inaugura
tion since that of Got. Allen. The cere
monies took place at the east front of the
capitol. Foraker, although sick from an
attack of la grippe on the previous night,
was present to introduce the new governor,
but" he made no speech. Tho address of
Gov. Campbell was frequently applauded.
All the cities of tho state wore represented,
asweir as 'Pittsburg. Wheeling, Chicago,
Indianapolis and other points outside of
the state. The republican members of tho
state held a caucus for senator. Thero
were fifty-nine members present out of
seventy-one. Gov. Foster received 53
votes and Gen. W. S. Gibson 1.
GENEROUS DLSTRIB UTIOX.
A Now York -Millionaire Makes Many Pnh
Millionaire John H. Shtcnberer's will
has been filed for probata at Xew York.
Shrenberger directs that his widow rccivo
three houses with everything attached
thereto, a number of railroad shares and
$100,000 worth, of United States bonds.
His brother, two sisters, end other rela
tives are provided for. According to the
will the principal object of Shunberger's
life was the establishment at Pittsburg of
tho St. Margaret memorial hospital as a
memorial to his wif. He bequeaths nearly
$1,000,000 to provide for the formation of
a corporation to Uko charge of the institu
tion. Other bequests to charitable imdi
tutions amouut to nearly $200,000, includ
ing $33,000 to tho Bishop Seabury mission
A NOVEL CO"CEn.
A Baltiiuoro insurance Company That
Covoi.s tho Ground.
The American Casualty and Insurance
company has been incorporated ut Balti
more with a capital stock of $1,100,000.
The concern is novel in the great ramifica
tions of its business, as it will insure al
most everything againbt loss from almost
every cause under the sun. It will insure
all kiuds of buildings, all kinds of prop
erty, including credits and profits. It in
sures cattlo and live stock, steamships,
steam boilers and engine, electric plants,
plate glass against breakage, etc. It in
sures against liability of employers for in
jury to employes. It covers losses or dam
ages from the action of the elements, air,
wind, lightning, storm, water, cold, frost,
etc., gases, fire, electricity, rust, mildew,
poisons, decay, insects, animals, etc.; or
by accident, negligence, trespass, theft,
embezzlement, breach of trust, breach of
coLtract, etc. It guarantees tho payment,
performance and collection cf promissory
notes, contracts, bonds, rents, accounts,
MAINTAIN !' AVAR Lf ICE PEACE.
The Situation in Brazil Far from Sutisf.ic
tory to Pcarn Lover-.
A correspondent at Rio Janeiro under
date of Dec. 23'says: "The outlook here just
now is not reassuring. Last evening parts
of two regiments of artiileiy mutinied, tore
up the republican Hag and hoisted the old
imperial dig, and it required all the other
regiments of cavalry, infantry and artillery
to subduo them. 1 hey fought till after 12
o'clock aud 100 rebels were killed aul
wounded before tho rest surrendered. The
next day twenty-one of the ring leaders
wero bhot. The trouble was owing to the
dissatisfaction of the soldiers with their
pay. It is said a number of old conserva
tives and liberals have been tampering wih
tho soldiers aud wero at tho bottom of tho
row, an I several prominent citizens have
been arrested in connection with last
Capt. Gromes, of the steamer Herschell,
from Rio Janeiro, which has just arrived
at Xew York, gives news of an encounter
betweu the soldiers in Rio. Ho bays that
on Dec. 18 it was discovered that part of
the army, about 200 men in number, was
opposed to the republic and strongly
favored the monarchy. Tho provincial
government sent a company of artillery to
arrest the insurrectionists. They opened
fire ou the soldiers, and it is reported that
over 100 of them were killed.
TO SAA'E TIME.
A Bill for -Settling Congressional Contests
iu the' Courts.
H. Rowell, congressman from the
Bloomington district, and chairman of the
committee on elections, has prepared a bill
to provide for trying contested elections in
the United States district courts, upon
testimony taken by special commissioners
appointed by such courts. The measure
also provides for the certification of the
judgment of the court to the clerk of the
house of representatives and makes it the
duty of the clerk to substitute the name of
the contestant in the place of the returned
member on the rolls of tho house, provid
ed the judgment of the court ii in his fa
vor. If the court decides that neither is
elected, then neither name is to remain on
the rolls until the house shall determine
Be Pommeled the Editor.
Charles A. Jones assaulted Louis Ham
merslongh in the streets of Kansas City.
Jones is a son of Maj. Jones, superintend
ent of the Xationai Waterworks company,
and Hammerslongh is proprietor of the
Kansas City Globe. Hammerslongh did
not strike back, but contented himself
with guarding his face. Jone3 gave bail
for $10D. Articles which have appeared in
the Globe and which Jones considered de
rogatory to the honesty of his father in
spired the assault.
Ships Meet in 3Ild Ocean.
The steamer La Bourgogne, from Havre
to Xew York, experienced very heavy
weather throughout the passage. On Sun
day the oth inst., at 1:30 p. m., she was in
collision with tre British ship Corridon.
The La Bourgogne had her bows stove and
the Corridon received serious damage.
The Panama Canal.
La Paix says that the president of the
French commission sent to investigate the
affairs of the Panama Canal company at
the isthmus, m a rev h rnaiTe r A? m
wall said thai the v-..i won! 1 is ccisi jeui.
WILD WINTER CYCLONE
SCCII CHARACTER THE BLIZZARD HAD
ATTALNFJ) AT ST. LOCIS.
Tho Storm Was A'eiy General ThroRhont
the Country. East and West Much
Prtiperty Damage Reported front All
Points Loss of Life at St. Louis.
On tho afternoon of 13th a cyclone struc
the southwestern section of St. Louis and
swept on through the northern limits,
marking a pathway nearly a quarter of
a mile wide, leaving death and desolation
in its track.
Thero was scarcely a warning of the ap
proaching storm, owing to the fact of tho
sky being ovorcast for several hours beforo
the full foice of the wind was felt. In ad
dition to dozens of dwellings and stores
in the southern, central and northern sec
tions of the city wero moro or less wrecked
the following big buildings were damaged.
The Anchor mills, Goodwin candle factory,
Pullman shops, ATan Brock's- furniture
factory Kingsland it Ferguson's farm im
plement works, Missouri Pacific hospital,
Hodgeu school, German Evangelical
church, the Second Presbyterian church
and other buildings.
The loss to property is roughly estimat
ed at $100,000, but it will likely prove to
be more. Tho cyclone seemed to have en
tetcd the city in its full force at Twenty
third street and Choteau avonne, passing
northeast until it reached Seventeenth and
Olive streets, where it swerved, taking a
direct easterly course to Fourteenth, and
then again turned to northeast to I street,
leaving the city and striking the river just
north of Tyler street. The only announce
ment of the approach and progress was a
dull, sullen roar, quickly followed by a
torrent of rain, which in turn was succeed
ed by sleet, and before tho victims could
realize what had happened tho storm had
swept by and on, leaving wreckage and
mangled humanity in its pathway.
Trees wero torn np by tho roots and
broken off and telegraph poles swept down,
while tho roofs of buildings were lifted
and tossed into the streets.
Mrs. Charles Miller, who resides at
Twentieth aud Eugouia streets, was sitting
in a chair with her baby in her arms when
tho roof was lifted from her house. She
rushed to tho window, and just then the
wall gavo way and Mrs. Miller and tho
baby wero buried under the debris. The
baby miraculously escaped without a
scratch, but the mother was badly hurt and
may not recover. Mr. Miller escaped un
hurt. This is but one of dozens of inci
dents of the terrible storm.
A telephone messago from Venice, 111.,
opposite the northern part of the city, says
the storm was very disastrous thero and
several lives were lest, but no details woro
The list of victims reported killed in
cludes: The damage at East St. Louis and Ten
ice is largely confined to railroad property
and small dwellings and telegraph and
telephone pole3. Brooklyn is about three
miles north of East St. Louis. Its popu
lation is largely composed of colored peo
ple. Though several are injured no lives
were lost. A number of dwellings aro in
ruins. The Baptist church is entirely de
molished, and the Methodist Episcopal
church was unroofed and turned clear
around on its foundation.
At Belleville, 111., several public build
ings were unroofed, but no one is reported
Terrible Fatality iu Kentucky.
The signal corps at Cairo. III., reports
under date of Jan. 13 that eleven persons
were killed and fifty wounded and seventy
houses destroyed by a tornado last night at
The storm did very little damage in tho
northwest. Trains on some of roads are
late, but thero is no serious delay.
KanaH Got thu Storm.
Beports say that snow drifted in
places as high as one-story honses, com
pletely blocking the highways and mil
roads. At Wichita the snow is reported to
be fifteen inches deep and badly drifted.
All trains on tho several railroads in the
neighborhood of Wichita have been aban
doned. Errporia reports tho worst blizzard ever
known there. The snow is badly drifted
throughout the city and surrounding c.uu
try and railroad traffic has been entirely
The Kentucky Disaster.
A tornado struck tho east side
of Clinton, Ky., demolishing fifty-fivo
houses, killing eleven people and wounding
fifty-three. The killed, as far as ascer
Among those wounded the child of 3lrs,
J. A. Rhodes and Robeit Johnson, jr., wiil
die. A number of others were dangerous
ISelle 1'lailie Outdone.
A correspondent nt Woonsocket, S. D.,
writes: "Woonsoeket is in a blaze of ex
citement. Its artesian well is flooding
everything, and cannot be controlled. Its
pressure is 225 pounds to the square inch,
and throws up a solid six-inch stream over
twenty-five feet. The hole is 725 feet deep
and six inches all the way. It is the most
wonderful well on earth. Hundreds are
on tho ground, and trains are held that
passengers may see the artesian wonder of
ElkiiiM (ioei Up Tor Life.
Wesley Elkins, tho 12-year-old boy who
murdered his father and stepmother in Elk
township. Clayton county, and made a
complete confession of the crime, pleaded
guilty before the district court to murder
in the first degree, and was sentenced by
Judge Hoyt to imprisonment for life, at
hard labor, at Anamosa. Young Elkins
manifested no feeling when the sentence
was pronounced. He is undoubtedly the
youngest life criminal ever sentenced in thi3
state. The judge has ordered that the con
fession shall not be given to the public,
owing to its sensational character.
They Sailed to Sea and Then Sailed Back
Three of tho British mer-of-war which
sailed southward with the fleet from Zanzi
bar have returned to that harbor. The ob
ject of the mvsterious movements of the
fleer, if they have any object, has not yet
A tta&sian Cabinet Rumor.
It is stated in St. Petersburg that Gen.
Bichter, adjutant general of rfce army,
neon whom the czar hv recently bsstcwed
various marks of fao-. wil su-vrd Gee
VsacowsJji as miutit-r jf a.-.
3EXEBAL NEBRASKA NEWS.
The New Superintendents.
The following is a list of the new county
superintendents of this state who will be
in the office until Jan. 1, 1802.
Antelope county, Wm. Illock, Xellsb.
Adams county, rrank M. Hetteys, Hastings.
Arthur conntv, unorganized.
Hanuer county, iliaa C. 11. Shomway, Har
rlabnrg. Ilutralo coanty. N. P, McDonald. Kosrnoy.
Ulaine eountr, H. O. Dunnim;. Dunning.
I!ox Uutto county. John Leith. Nonpareil.
Boone connty. C. E. Spear, :t. Kdward.
Brown county. J. M. Mi.Itr. Ainswotth.
Burtcountv. E. U. Atkinson. Tekaninh.
Butler county. L. E. Cooley. David Lity.
Cass county, I". W Noble. Weeptnc Water.
Cheyonne county. Miss Mattio iloGee. Sid
nev. Cherry county, L. C. Sparks. Valentine.
Chase conntv. Miss Lncinda Falor. Imperial.
Cedar county, T. C. Grimes. Hartinjitou.
Cluy county. J. X. Hurah. Clay Center.
Colfax county. L. C. Sponger. Schuyler.
Cuming county. D. C. Emlev. Wo.-t Point.
Custer county, W. N. Heudriokaon, Hroken
Dawson county. W. A. Stewart. Lexington.
Dawes county. II. II. Blauchanl. I hadran.
Dakota count v. LawrsnceErlach. Hubbard.
Deuel county. .Mrs. Itosa Dodds, lliit Springs.
Dixon county, Mies Mary Schroer. l'onca.
Dodge coanty. Daniel V. Stephens, Fremont.
"Douglas connty, A. Mathews. Omaha.
Dundy county. Wm. G. Price, Max.
Fillmore county, J. J. Hurke. Geneva.
Franklin county, Mra. M. S. do Clern,, Molino.
Frontier county, Geo. D. Chadderdou, Sock
ville. Fumaa county. Nathan N. Fodrea. Cambridiie.
Gne county, Mrs. Maria Upson. Beatrice.
Gorileld county, Mrs. M. It. Hillhouae, Willow
Grant eountr, M. B. Ounmpansh, Hyonnis.
Greeley county. W. E. Howe, Troy.
Gosper county, John W Thomas. Elwood.
Hall county, Elmer E. Thompson, Grand
Hamilton countv, M. F. Stanley. Aurora.
Harlan aounty, H. F. Goodban. Alma.
Hayes countv. Oscar C. Graver. Hayos Grater.
Hitchcock county, Miss Cella B. Grier, Tren
ton. Holt counts, H. W Dudlev. O'NeilL
Hookar county, Wm. V. fclianuer Mullen.
Howard county. B. D. Haywood, St. Paul.
Jetferson county, Ed B. Cowlen. Fairtmrv.
Johnson countv, J. L. McBrien. Tecumseh.
Keith county, G. F. Copper. Ogalalla.
Kearney county. J. H. bears. Minden.
Keya Paha county, Geo. W Condon, s-priHi;-viowr
Kimball countv. Miss Era Former. Dix.
Knox county. W. N. McCIintock, Niobrara.
Lancaster county. Frank McClusky, Lincoln.
Lincoln county, Misa ii. E. Hobford. Watts
Loup connty. Mis1 Anna Glover, Almomt.
Logan countv, Mis A. 1). Stubb, Gandy
Madibon county. L. B. Bohaunon. Madison.
Merrick countv . Geo. W yers Central City
Mcpherson countv. unorganized.
N'anco county, John T. Brass. FuIIorton.
Xomohu county. C. J. Piursoti. Auiiuru.
Nuckolls, J. W. French, jr.. Nelson.
Otoo county, W. M. Clary. Nebraska Citv
I'awnuo county. I. A. Barton. Pawnee Citr.
Porkins county, Mr.. E. E. ltawlina. Grant.
Phelps county, Mrs. Mina Honwood. Hold
rge. Piorco connty, Charles Gates. Fferce.
Platto countv. L. J. Cramer. Columbus.
Polk countv. John O. Delnellor, Shelby.
Bed Willow county, Mr3. E. G. Nettleton, Me
Cook. Htcburdbon county. C. C. Pool. Salem.
Hock county. Wilt H. Rugg. Bnssett.
Saline county. W. C. Ferrand, 'lobias.
Sarpy county. W. J. Now man. Papillion.
Sanders county. It. H. Watson. ahoo.
Scott's Blutfoounty, Miss F. O. Brown. Miua
tare. Sioux county, A. Southworth. Bodarc.
Seward countv. M. Mchan. Sewnnl.
Sherman county. Mrs. L. E. Walworth, Loup
Sheridan county. J. M. Linn. Rushvillo.
Stnutiin county Charle- S. Coney. Stanton.
Thayer county, Daniel T Scoville. Hebron
Thomas county, Miss G. M. Cameron. Tiled
ford. Thurston county, C. E. Hadley. Pender.
Valley countv. s. A. Parka, Ord.
Washington county, J. A. Henderson, Blair.
Wayne county. W E. Howard. Wayne.
Webster county, Mis Eva J King, lied Cloud.
Wheeler connty, C E. Parsons. Uartlutt.
York county, E. S. Franklin, York.
A Keeonnt Elects a Democrat.
In the election contest for the office of
county auditor of Thayer connty, a reconnt
of the ballots of the county gives A. D.
Warner, democrat, a majority of tweive
over John Nightingale, republican, who
was declared elacted by a majority of four.
The error occurred in Blvidere and Hebron
preoiucts, there being a mistake of ten
votes in the count m Belvidero precinct.
aimt (nit Drinking.
A circular recently issued by the "Q"
management makes tippling and drunken
ness grounds for tho discbarge of employes
of that company. It is made obligatory on
superintendents to enforce this rule. It
is said to be the aim of that company to
emplov none but absolutely sober men in
the futnre. The circular is making quite a
considerable stir among the boys on the
Bnrlmgton and Missouri Hues, somo of
whom are acenstomod to their daily nips.
Morf Urielly Told.
Among recently appointed postmasters
are: Hiss IT. E. Ridgeway, at Austin,
Dundy county; S. A. Giltner, at Dorp.
Logan county, and J. R. Lord, at Milrou,
Blair has let a contract to sink an ar
The Falls City schools have been closed
on account of tho prevalence of influenza.
A CHAitlTY ball will begivenat2ebrasin
City Jan. 21, for the benefit of the city
John' Bennett, .i 10-year-old boy of
Kearney, was sentenced to five years in the
reform school for horse stealing.
A GENTI.E3IAN representing a Nw York
society has arrived at Hebron with about
twenty orphin boys who are to be given
Thomas Welch says he has sounded
the mammoth spring which is in a huge
rock on his laud, six miles south of Fair
bury, aud found no bottom, though 110
feet of rope was used.
While James Fears, an old colored man
living alone on a claim abont two miles
east of Ansley, was filling a flask with pow
der from a can, a spark from his pipe ig
nited the powder, causing an explosion
which wrecked the sod-honse and filled
him so full of powder that he was hardly
recognizable. Medical aid was immedi
ately summoned, and the injured man is
in a fair way to recover.
A tear and a half ago the adopted son
of William Burns, of Gothenburg, fell on
a board and ran a rusty nail into one eye,
and as a result of the inflammation he be
came totally blind. A few week3 ago he
was sent to Boston for treatment by a cele
brated occnlist. in tho hope that sight
might be partially restored, but word has
just been received that thero is no hope,
-and he will be placed in a school for the
Insurance companies have paid out
over $10,000 for fire losses in Fremont
within the past sixty days.
The party of Ceresco boys who thought
it would be fun to liberate a drunken
woman imprisoned in the calaboose,
were arrested and fined $2j each for their
The land department at Washington
has decided that tho unsurveyed islands in
the Platte river are really the property of
the owners of the land on each side of the
river. Should this decision be sustained
thousands of acres embraced in these isl
ands will change hands.
Frank Wolf was arrested at Wymore
on a charge of horse stealing preferred by
Moses Allen, a farmer living near that
city. The horse was stolen last Decem
ber aud taken to Kansas and sold.
The gentleman purchasing it identities
Wolf as the party who sold it to him. Wolf
denies the charge and says he can prove an
Ths paper mill at West Point has
done ft large business during the past
year, and ib now on a thoroughly paying
H. SpHi3fG2E, of Hayes, is the owner
of a bhort horn cow which has given hrth
to four wl!.devfclope4 calves within one
.Acre r DcniraMe
For Sale l Knzc
33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Lincoln and Keith Counties,
Lyinc Between the
North and South Platte Rivers,
line of U. P. Railway.
Prices and Terms can be obtained atoflce
DILLON & C0LLLNS,
Spruce $itret. over FI'j
NORT1I PLATTE. - JiEIlUASI.-
W. W. BIRGE,
scecEsson to union riums
, DOORS AND WINDOWS.
i Ajtd Ax.ii Kinds of
Anything in our lino not kfpt in stock will bo .
funushf d to ordor as tioon as can
YOUR - PATRONAGE - IS - SOLICITED '
And will be Appreciated.
THE GRAND ISLAND
Under the Management ol
For the treatment of all Chronic im-i Sur
gical Diseases and Diseases of tho
EYE and EA1
P.irtii'tilur attention paid to Deformities. Dia-
iU-- of tin Kidneys. Private Diseases.
Di'M'asos of Women. Diseases of tho
fcikin. Heart. Nervous Systitii.
Lun:r- and Throat. Sursn-al
Operations. Pile. Tu-
mori. Cancers, &c.
PLEASANT ROOMS FOR 25 PATIENTS
With Board and Attendance furnwhed.
Grand Island Sanitarinm.
mnd Lsluntl, 'eb.
C. A. McFARLAND,
LIVERY, FEED AND SALF
Bratt's old Stand, Brick Barn.
J. F. MONTGOMERY, Veterinary,
Will be found at the barn at all times.
AT - MARKETS
CHOICE MEATS ON HAND AT ALL TIMES.
Also Baled Hay.
R. P. STEBBINS, Proprietor.
Special attention given to transient cus
tom. Board by Meal, Day or Week.
Tour patronage solicited.
MBS. 3f. O'HARE.
Spruce St-. bet. Fifth and Sixth.
MARTI BROTHERS. Propr's.
Wo hsep constantly on hand a aupply of
BREtI. ROLLS. PIES, CAKES,
Whicti are baied dair.
BOOTH OYSTERS, AXT STYLE
Lasches for Hdiv.d-zzlz cr pares.
"Iheeiefk's Cuililia?, Spruce Street.
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