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VOLUME XX .-NUMBER 52.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 16, 1890.
WHOLE NUMBER 1(M0.
J. H. OAJJLKY. Vice Prest
JACOB GROSES. HENRY BAeAtt,
JOHN J. BULLTVAN.
First National Bank
Btateatent ef Ceiiitioa at tkt Clata of
Business September 33, 1SS9.
Loans ms1 Discounts
U.S. ofinos ... .........
Otiter stocks had bond
Ral Estate. Furniture aad Fixtures
lne from other banfcj $ 15.UMS.2J
- - U.S. Treasury. 875.(
fVU. U...i 17ju:.t2
Capital and Surplus t 80.000 08
Undivided nn;!i:a 7,017 1
Xutloael Bank notj outstanding 11.54) W
Kediscoanfc SS.I2U 1
Due Depositors W.tee OT
t 207.S34 07
Office over Columbus State Bank, Columbus,
O U1.L1VAIV IEEBEI,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office nrer Firat National Bank, Colambaa,
"l I KOSS1TKK.
WPartiee desiring surveying dona can a
dress me at Colambaa, Neb., or call at my offics
in Court House. SmarW-y
T J. CRAMER,
CO. S87PT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
I will be in my office in the Caen Hoses, the
thinl Saturday ot each month for th eximina
tion of applicant for teachers' certiacales, and
for the transaction of other school business.
DRAY and EXPRESSMAN.
Idxht and hear hanlina. Goods handled with
caw. Headquarters at J. P. Becker 4 Co.'s office.
Telephone. S3 and 34.
rADBLE A- BRADSHAW.
(Siicceuort to Fauble Buthell),
BRICK MAKERS !
8j8rCuatractors and beileers will find oar
brick tirtr class fend offered at reasonable rates.
We are also prepared to do all kinds of brick
JyJ K. TUBJIIJt at CO.,
Proprietors and Publishers of the
eawassa rstnsax. u( tas VU. f AMS.T rOTIaai.
Both, post-paid to any address, for $2.00 a rear.
trictly in advance. Faxtlt Joubm al, $1.00 a
W. A. MCALLISTER. W. M. CORNEOUS
cAaLLIMTKet Jc COeRSEI.IUSI
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office op stairs over Ernst A Schwars's store on
Eleventh street. lflmmyS
JOHN G. HIGG1N3.
C, J. BARLOW.
moons k Gimxow,
Specialty mad of Collections or C. J. Garlow.
R. C. BOYD,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware!
Job-Wark, loofimr tad Guttar
i; a Specialty.
tr3hot on 13th street, Kraus Bro.'s old
stand on Thirteenth street. 32tf
Chas. F. KjfAPr.
Fbaxx R. Kjurp
Contractors and Builders.
KeTf'Tf-" famished on brick and stone'work
and plastering, free. Special attention given to
setting boilers, mantle, etc Staining and
tack pointing old or new brick work to repre
sent pressed brick, a specialty. Correspondence
solicited. References given-
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AN APPEAL TO LAW.
atAKTLAXD-S TREASURER IX TO HE
His Shortage Will Render Him Liable to
Heavy Feualtiee aud the Lair Will Be
Allowed to Take Its Coor-Other w.
Archer to Be Prnectita!.
SUTenson Archer, the defaulting state
treasurer of Maryland, is virtually a pris
oner at Hazel Dell, his country place, near
Bel Air. Charges of malfeasance in office
have been preferred against him, and a de
tective has been sent oat with an order
signed by Gov. Jackson summoning the
treasurer to appear before him and answer
the charges. Tbe detective also has an
other duty to perform. He will remain at
Hazel Dell and see that Archer does not go
away without leaving tbe address of bia
destination. This step was decided upon
after a session of tbe legislative investigat
ing committee. Of the three witnesses
examined, cue was Gutavus Ober, a
banker and broker, who bad sold some
bonds for Archer. Another was John W.
Middendorf. of Mid Jendorf. Oliver &. Co..
which firm bad performed a similar service
for him, and the third Benjamin Wright,
chief clerk of the comptroller's
office. The testimony of Mr. 31iddtndorf
established the fact that Archer
had given the firm orders to sell 9 23.000
worth of bonds in the state sinking
fund, but had made returns for only $1,
000 having pocketed tbe difference, 'lhs
evidence of Chief Clerk Wriht disclosed
a startling condition of affairs in the state
fiscal system. The treasurer's powers were
almost unlimited. Tbe accounts Lad cot
been examined for years, and the comp
troller's department was not even in pos
session of tbe number of remaining secur
ities owned by the state, so that it is im
possible to learn which are missing, only
the amount of the shortage being known.
There was no record kept of the bonds
canceled, the amount withdrawn being
charged up to the treasurer. In order to
make the books balance that official had
simply to enter a false account. White
exhibited gross ignorance regarding the
laws which govern the offices of comp
troller and treasurer. Archer is still very
Archer has been arrested by Detective
Humphrey on a bench warrant sworn out
by Police Marshal Frey before Judge Den
nis, of the city circuit court. The warrant
was issued in Baltimore, because the
fraudulent transactions have been for the
most part committed there. In its report
the investigating committee charges Archer
with misappropiiating $113,000 in bonds
and $9,000 in interest coupons. The pris
oner will remain at Hazel Dell until he is
in condition to be removed.
California' fruit Crop.
The crop reports received from all the
grain and fruit growing counties in Cali
fornia show excellent prospects for the
coming harvest. The wheat crop will be
as good as three-quarters of last jear's
yield. The shortage is partially due to
the change from grain to fruit cultivation.
The prune crop promises to be the best
and largest ever gathered. Thii is due to
the increased number of orchards coming
into bearing. The reports also show that
a large number of new prune orchards were
set out this spring. Peaches will reach
more than the average crop. Apricots will
yield a very light crop. Constant rains
and cold winds rotted the buds. The
marked feature shown by this year's re
ports is the largely increased acreage being
set out in olives. This fruit, which pre
viously had figured in only three counties
to any extent, is now being grown and
planted in about twenty counties, and in
all cases is reported to have a most prom
Bound by Oath to Suicide.
Wendom Bauni, secretary of that unique
organization, the Bridgeport Suicide club,
has fulfilled the membership agreement by
killing himself. The story of this aston
ishing society is one of intense interest to
the student of morbid psychology. Four
years ago five citizens of Bridgeport,
Cenn., all Germans, met one day
when all were low-spirited, and half
in jest organized a suicide club. The
agreement was that one member of the
club should end his life that year, one
the next and so on until all were gone.
Tni" agreement has thus far been fully
kept. When the annual meeting was held
is January there were only two members
to attend it, the secretary and the presi
dent. It was proposed at this meeting by
the secretary that the president should'
mat away with himself during the year
and by the president that the secretary
should do likewise. The president of the
club is now the only member of the club
left, and another year will show if he
keeps his oath.
Law, but No Justice.
A circular has just been issued by the
California State Bar association which
contains an address by ex-Judge Thomas
P. Stoney, president, who states that a
well founded dissatisfaction wi:h the con
dition of the law and with tbe mode of its
administration in that state prevails
widely. He says there is a deplorable un
certainty as to what the law is, owing to
lack of harmony in the opinions of the jus
tices comprising the supreme court, and,
added to this condition of affairs, there is
an intolerable delay in obtaining justice in
the ordinary course of judicial procrdnre.
He declares teat if the evils complained of
are as serious as they are claimed to be the
only adequate remedy will be in a thorough
reorganization of the system by an amend
ment to the constitution.
Ravages of Spotted Fever.
Spotted fever, or cerbro-spinal menin
gitis, which has caused the death of over
one hundred and fifty residents of Websttr
county, Ky., within the past ten months,
has unquestionably made its appearance in
Union county. At Hensbaw. nine miles
west of Morganfield, four children have
died from it during the past week. The
disease has attacked only children so far.
butin each caso it has been fatal. The
people are much alarmed, and many pa
rents have sent their children out of the
vicinity. An appeal has been made to
the county board of health to investigate
the matter, and it is hoped that such sani
tary measures will be adopted as will pre
vent the epidemic from being as destruct
ive in Union couty as it has been in Web
Her Siath Attempt.
Edna Foster, a pretty Albany girl who
traveled with "Booties' Sag -Baby" com
pany for some time as Edna Carr, tried to
kill hereelf by swallowing a bottle of col
agne. This is the eighth or ninth tune
within six months that this girl has tried to
commit suicide. She is heartbroken over
the condaet of Henry Melville, a New York
broker, who she charges with raining her
under promise ef marriage. One 'day,
three mostks ago, she went to a rendez
tohs that he had made with her, but he
wasBCtthera. She beat her atapa to the
river, end oSsafng ap a short prayer, threw
herself into the water. A deck laborer
fil&agei after fcac She was raaeaed and
taken to her home. One day she tried to
shoot herself, but was unsuccessful.
Tbe next morning Edna was missing.
She had learned tint Melville was in
Poughkeepsia and thither she went, but
the story was false. He was not in Pough
keepsie. Again she attempted to end her
sorrows by death. She was detected and
taken to the city court. And thea, refus
ing to give her name or home, she was
committed to the care of the Good Shep
herds. Fir some months ?na remained under
the eves of the watchful sisters, but by
degrees she developed a mania for suicide.
She attempted to open a tein in her arm
with a bit of glass, but succeeded in mak
ing only a small wound. She waa then
shut up in her room. During the night
she arose and dressed herself, and on a rope
of twisted and knotted bedclothes made
her way to the ground. Last Monday she
attempted to throw herself from tbe win
dow aud waa caught. The next evening
she tried to hang herself by a handkerchief
to a gas jet in the bath room, but was cut
down. She is in a fair way to recover.
Seeding by Moonlight.
The Minnesota farmers in tbe section of
Pipestone are the most jubilant at present
that they have been for three or four years
at the prospects for an abundant crop this
year. Tbe work ii a couple of weeks later
than last year, but every man and team are
cow at work seeding, and in some parts of
the county the beautiful moonlight nights
are used for this purpose in order to push
the work. The ground has been very dry
for the past two Tears, and some people
began to think it could not rain in this
"blue grass region," but the weather clerk
has turned the tables since the 1st of April
and it has rained every day, and tbe soil
was t.erer in a more favorable condition to
rt celve tbe seed. The acreage in the county
will be by far the largest this year that it
has evr been, as scores of new families
have moved into the county this spring.
Had the ground remained dry but very lit
tle seed would have been sown; but as it
is, every acre of broken land will be seeded.
Wheat, tlax, oats and corn will be sown
mostly. Unless present signs fail the
farmers of this section will reap an abund
Lost His Bride and Hi-i Clothe.
Prof. Becton, a learned man, who has
been teaching tbe Chickaeaw Iudiaus, vis
ited friends in Rondo, Ark., and met Miss
Dora Ward, tbe 19-year-old danghter of a
prosperous citizen. It was a case of love
at first sight and the pair were married
after a short acquaintance. A few days
ago the happy couple started on a bridal
tonr. At Hope the professor took on a
load that wonld require a freight train to
carry. He spent nil his money and Jlr.
Ward took his daughter back home. The
next day the bride received the following:
"My Dearest Ducky Datling Please,
where are my clothes?" he answered:
"Your clothes are where you lett them and
I am where you fannd me. You may suc
ceed in recovering your duds, but you
can't get me any more. I am going to
stay with dad hereafter."
Western Pork Packing.
The Cincinnati Price Current says:
The western movement of hogs continues
of fair proportions, bnt not large, although
the week shows a gain of 30,000 in packing
operations, compared with the moderate
business done in the corresponding period
last year. Total for the week 185,000
hogs, against 15o,0G0 last year, and 1.0G5.
000 since March 1, against 1,000,000 a year
ago. Comparison at leading points a
PJace. 189a 1999.
Chicago 397.0OJ KS.OOU
Kansas City 140.0iM 17S.C00
Omaha 9,U00 '.W.OOJ
Sioux Citv, la J6.000 4fi,000
St. Louis.'. 1.001) H1.0WI
Cedar Rapids 11.000 -liOOO
Indianapolis M.000 47.000
Cincinnati M.000 31.000
Milwaukee 3fi.0U0 42.000
Nebraska City. Neb 17.00U 17,000
All other lOO.UUO 155.000
Consolidation of Large Iron Works.
It i reported at St. Louis that the
Tudor works company, of East St. L-onis,
has purchased the Waugh nail and steel
works at Belleville, 111. Tbe new pur
chase will be consolidated with the West
ern nail works and Valley Steel and Forge
company, which is now controlled by the
Tudor compauy. the whole to form one
concern. When the arrangement is com
pleted it issaid the combined works will
employ U.oijo men.
A Rival of the Standard Oil.
The Standard Oil company has a riva
in the purchase of Wyoming oil lands by
an English syndicate, which is offering
options and purchasing outright large
blocks of oil lands in the Shoshone basin.
An agent of the company states thai the
syndicate he represents has enough money
to fight the Standard if necessary.
The Hatchet Buried in Kentucky.
Tne Shurlocks, Days and other repre
senting both the Howard and Turner fac
tions, have held a paw wow; both Bides
have agreed to suspend hostilities and fur
ever bury the hatchet. It was also agreed
that should any more bushwhacking take
place, both sides would turn out and hunt
She Csed a Pistol.
In love with life and always looking on
the world with hope, surrounded by the
children she worshiped, one a babe a few
months old, Mrs. Belle Giddings, of Min
neapolis, a refined lady in the prime of
life, arose from her bed at an early hour,
and placing a pistol to her head pulled the
trigger and fell dead.
Suicide of August Anders.
August Anders, a shoemaker on Vermil
lion street, Hastings, Minn., was found
dead near the lower mill. He had been
missing from home since Friday last. It
is supposed that he committed suicide.
The authorities were notified and removed
the remains to Mertz A Son's undertaking
A freight collision occurred near Mans
field, O., on the Baltimore A Ohio, by the
overlooking of orders by an engineer, and
by which the train, two engines, several
emigrant coaches and ten freight cars were
demolished. Loss, $30,000.
Clever Comaterfeiters Arrested.
The chief of the secret service is in
formed of the arrest at Denver, Col., of
George Ammons and William Dorrell for
passing counterfeit $10 national bank
notes of an Bichmond, Ind., bank, and
that they were held to the United States
WOl Assist Mrs. ParaeU.
There is a movement" on foot in Trenton
to render some kind ot substantial assist
ance to Mrs. Delia ParaeU, of Borden
town, N. J. "Old Ironsides." the home of
Mrs- ParaelL ie heavily encumbered.
E. A. C'alrer, of Cleveland; O., locked
himself in his room in a Denver hotel,
took a bottle of morphine, and then blew
bis brains oat. Despondency over a lack
of mee.py.is sapposad to be tbe eases.
Soke one of a party ef men is the woods
CummincsMili-KasseU Mass., drop.
a lighted eicar. setting: the
Before It was stopped ever a
FLOODS IX THE SOITH.
The Water Still Kiting in Missis ipI No
Danger to Human Life feared.
A dispatch received from Rolling Forks,
Miss., at a late hour last night says: "The
water in Deer creek has risen 4 feet within
the last thirty-six hours and is now run
ning over its banks, and is still rising at
the rate of half an inch per hour. Every
foot of dry laud in Rolling Forks
will be under water before morning.
A passenger train from-. Memphis,
due here last night, did not arrive till
this morning, and could go no further.
After remaining here for several hours it
was turned around and ordered back to Ice
land. The train men say it is impossible
to get back there, because the track has
floated off its bed. A special from Rose
dale. Miss., says: The new levee at Catfish
creek broke this morning and the water is
now rushing through a gap 600 feet
wide. By adding to this the volume of
water from breaks lower down, the back
country will be inundated and the diffi
culties will probably be increased. The
most of the plantations inundated are al
ready nore or less dooded by breaks lower
down. Many of the best estates in the
country will, however, be flooded to a
very considerable depth. It is believed
that precautious have been taken to pro
tect stock, and that no human life is
A Stupendous Amount of Claim Exam
ined for January,
in his report to Secretary Noble, Pen
sion Commissioner Baum says he will be
able by the last of May to cause the exam
ination of every claim pending in tbe office
on the 1st day of January last, will have
every claim allowed that is completed and
calls for tbe evidence male in those
not completed. This result has. been
secured largely by means of orders issued
in the latter part of December requiring
the examination of claims then pending
and that all cases which appeared com
plete be placed upon the "completed files."
The adjudicating division was directed to
spend live days each week examining the
claims on these files and ote day exclu
sively to making calls for additional evi
dence on pending claims. As a result, the
examination of oO.S-VT claims were put on
the "completed files." A subsequent order
directing that claims be placed on
file upon application accompanied by
a statement of facts showing tha
claims to be completed his up
to date added 23,350 cases to those already
on the "completed files." During the past
three months 52.229 of these -cases have
been acted upon, leaving only 3,978 cases
upon the files. Applications at the iate of
-150 a day are biicg received and hereafter
every claim placed upon these files will be
taken up and acted upon within a week.
The record of the past month shows 16,37-1
pension certificates, 8,183 of them original,
being the largest number ever issued in one
month by the pension bureau.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
A NIHILIST who was concerned in
the murder of Prefect Mesenoff has been
John F. Plcmmer's partner, Wm. S.
Darling, has been missing ten days. Ha is
much needed to clear up some ac.onnts of
the failed firm.
The dock laborers at Amsterdam are
about to renew tha strike, which was re
cently settled on terms that have not
proved satisfactory, to the men.
A freight train ran into a lands'.ide on
the West Shore near Troy. N. Y., and four '
trainmen were buried, but were exhumed
alive, although one may die.
Sevekal of the charges against Moussa
Bey, the Syrian outlaw, have been dropped.
The reason assigned for this proceeding is
that the evidence is insufficient.
Ex-State Senatob D. B. Gillam
died at his home in Altos, 11!., from the
effects of injuries received several weeks
since in an encounter with burglars.
The trust recently founded for the pur
pose of controlling glucose and starch has
purchased the extensive works of the Voor
hees Starch company in Danville, 111.
The United States steamer Alliance was
not allowed to enter the harbor of Malaga,
as she had no bill of health. She was ad
mitted at Gibraltar, however, and then
took on coal for Chins.
A new manager of the Savoy hotel in
London offended tbe chef, who immedi
ately struck, followed by sixty cooks.
Then the waiters, maids and porters
struck, and tbe hotel is practically closed.
The Portuguese government has in
vited one firm in America and several
firms in other couutries to make tenders
for tbe construction of four new cruisers.
No tenders from English firms are invited.
Six of the leading concerns manufac
turing white lead in New York have con
solidated under the name of tha National
Lead company of New York. The com
bined capital 'is $1,000,000.
hEBB Steimnitz, a leading banker of
Nuremberg, has been obliged to suspend
business, owing to the failure of some im
portant enterprises in which he had be
come involved. The amount of his liabil.
ities is large.
Members of -Stetson's "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" company and the boat people on
the steamer St. Ignace, at St. Ignace,
Mich., had a scrimmage, in which Second
Mate Graves was struck in the head and
The hotel room of the American consul
at Plauen was entered a night or two sgu '
by burglars and a jewel casket valued at ;
$5,000 was stolen. The casket has been
found, but the contents had been ab- !
THE MARKETS. -j
Steax City Live Stock.
Hogs Estimated receipts, e00; official
yesterday, 2,23. Market weak to re lower.
Quotations: Ligat, S4.00 4.07 ; mixed, SI. Oi I
a 4.10: heavy. at-OS -4.12.
catue uumiiM receipts. GOO; official yes
terday. L2S6; shipments, LS57. Market fairly
active with stock cattle ranging 5sl0c lower.
Quotations: Batchers' steers, prime,
3.75 ? 4.00 ; medium to good. S3.4Ja3.75 ; feeders,
choice 900 to 1,100 pounds, S2.3593.25; milium
to good. M.7J-2J0; stoekers. choice, $2.75
3.00; Tncdinm to good. 83502.70; inferior,
$5$3.5; cows, extra choioe, S2.75s3.00:
medium to good, L50t70; common to infer
ior. SL93a2J5; canners. 75c s BX75; yearlings,
choice. 8J.65da.80; common, $2.4032.60; bulls,
choice. CL35&L50; common. ta52.25; salves,
Sontfc Onaaaa Live Stack.
Hogs Estimated receipts, 3,500. Official
yesterday, 3,125. Shipments, 4 ears. Market
opened steady, selling at Sl.0Oaf4.10.
Cattle Estimated receipts, 2,200. OT.ciai
yesterday, 2,139; shipments, 3 can. Market
opened slow and a shade lower; quality, go:d.
Caricac Ltsw Stock.
Hogs Bteeelpn.li.0oa. Market active and
5c higher. light; i.1534,30; heavy packing
and saiDOinc. f53.0.
Cattle TsitaW, 11.090. Market steady 1 1
beeves. sa.(US4u: stoexers and readers,
f4L4ut$3L90: corn-fed Texaaa. $2.9)3.70.
Sheep- Beceipte, 3.886. Market alow. Mat
tons, 84.5038-00; ccra-fed westerns, 15.309
Wheat Firm: cash. mez May. MT.'c
Cora-Steady; cash. Ufce; May. 31?t3tc.
saoy : case, zae : ay. xjjjc
i TfiethT Ptcady at LfllL2X
Barley Tina at Sl.eS.
Flax seed -Firm at SLA
rs liaise twi. arm; cash, flfl.45; May
BRAZIL'S EW CODE.
ir IS BEINJ C'.KEFDLLY FRAMED AT
KIO JANEIRO. '
The Constitution Wilt Be a Model Car
Popular Government Some of Its Pru-vitiou-t
Other New at Home and
Fixing I'a a Brazilian Covernmeat.
1 he provisional government having de
creed all the great popular measures so
long demanded by the people, such as the
anolition of slavery (forced from the im
perial government in 1838), the separation
of the church from the state, the freedom
of the press, the liberty of worship, tbe
secularization of public cemeteries, the
naturalization of foreigners, etc., it is now
trying to avoid tbe danger and inconven
ience that attended tbe adoption of tne
America a constitution. The men now at
the head of affairs desire to begin where
the United States finished. and so
take advantage of American experi
ence. For this reason they have nomin
ated a number of well-known specialists to
frame a constitution which is to be pre
sented to a constituent assembly. Tbe
work of registericg voters (all men of 21
years of age that know how to read and
write) it being pushed rapidly. The
framers hope to present a constitution as
much like tbe American constitution as is
consistent with the charae'er of the Bra
zilian people. It will then be submitted
to a direct vote of the people. It is al
ready partially completed. It declares
the fatherland one and indivisible. The
republic is composed of states, federal
dfetricts. provinces and territories.
Its government is representative,
federal and republican. Each state shall
be governed by its own laws and the fed
eral government shall interfere only for
the purpose of guaranteeing a republican
form of government, the sanction of tbe
sentences of the federal courts and in case
of rebellion. The provinces are to be
regularly organized political bodies that
require pecuniary assistance from the fed
eral government. The territories are the
unorganized or uninhabited Darts of the
republic. The federal districts will con
sist of any muni ipality that may be
chosen for a federal capital.
The most important recent event was
the resignation in a body of the Rio Jan
eiro municipal intendency in consequence
of tbe decree subjecting certain of their
acts to the approval of the government.
Tbe new intendent, headed by Dr. Amar
aru, has made an excellent impression by
suspending the code of municipal laws
framed by the old board and which had
given great dissatisfaction.
Secretary of State Blaine has sent cir
culars to all the ministers and consuls,
possibly in South America, certainly in
Brazil, requesting information in regard to
the means cf extending American trade
with their localities. If American trade is
to make headway in Brazil great improve
ment in the mail service is demanded. It
is now very bad.
HE OVEKREACIIED HIMSELF.
A Wholesale Drug Employe that Berame
Too Ambition in Crime.
Clarence P. Wikoff, a trusted employe of
the wholesale drug firm of Fuller & Ful
ler, Chicago, has been arrested, charged
with having systematically robbed the firm
of over $1,0J0 worth of druggists' sundries
during the past three months. He has
disposed of his stealings to retailers. In
order to dispose of the property stolen,
Wikoff lived a dual life. Outside the store
be passed as Chauncy J. Thomas, going into
business under that name as a manufac
turers' agent. He had a lot of stationery
printed upon which his business address
was given as 709 W. Madison street, which
place was his sleeping room. His station
ery consisted of bill heads, statements,
blank orders for country customers, and
printed blanks for price quotations.
Knowing manv of the Fuller & Fuller
company's country customers, Wikoff
mailed them quotations on the articles at
a few cents below the lowest rate quoted
by his employers. If Wikoff had confined
his thriving trade to country orders he
would probably hare operated in safety for
an indefinite time, but he became am
bitious, commenced to work np a local
trade and was soon detected. Wikoff is 24
years of age and is well connected in Chi
cago, his father being one of the Fuller t
Fuller company's best customers.
IS GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE?
The Annexation Sentiment Conttantly
GGrowiog in Cuba.
A correspondent of the New York Her
ald, writing from Havana under date of
April 5, says:
"The question of the annexation of Cuba
to the United States is daily growing more
serious and the government commences to
be alarmed at the propagation that more
or less openly is being carried on. with re
sults that will soon be known. The cam
paign that has been opened by several
leading papers is courageously sustained in
remarkable editions, one having gone so
far as to assert, some weeks ago, that the
Spanish government, through its disgrace
ful and ruinous administration, is doing
more than anybody else to throw Cuba into
the arms of the United States.
"In another remarkable editorial, whose
author was arrainged, it was said some
time ago that the only way annexation
could be avoided was to immediately pro
claim tb.6 autonomy of Cuba and that the
conservative party should join the liberals
in their efforts to obtain from Spain self
government for the Island.
"The fact beyond all doubt is that there
are a large number of annexationists ia
Cuba and some in the Untted States.
The question now is to know whether any
of the members of the government at
Washington would be willing to favor the
movement just initiated in Cuba."
Big Kansas Bank Failure.
E. B. Porcell, proprietor of the Manhat
tan bank, Manhattan, Kan-, made an as
signment to his cashier, John W. Webb,
who closed the bank doors. Webb says
the liabilities are $560,00:). The assets
cannot be given for several days, but are
said to be equal nominally to the liabili
ties. The assignment was precipitated by
the action of the British Land and
Mortgage company of that city,
which advertised at public sale col
lateral given by Parcel! to secure
his obligation to the company, $200,000;
due April 1, which had not been paid.
Stringency in the money market and the
difficulty of making collections are given
as causes for the failure. The Msattnii
bank is one of tbe oldest in the state, and
Purcell was credited with being assess the
fT"fTav "m "w."j in rfaTtiras Par
call has sued the British company for
$100,000 damages on aecoant of the pablie
offer te cell his seearities. He alee pro
cured aa rder restraining the company
from disposing of the securities EeM by iL
itk eXa Teniae KeraJatJaafet,
Signor Seffi, who with Marxina sad Ar
menia formed the triamvimte ia lftfi,
when the people rose ia rebelHesi an)
drove Raa IX. from Some and aftaWsM
WRITTEN FOR NERRASKm
Aajaraw la m Kaaaway Accident.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Aldrka and Mrs.
f. L. Chamberlain, with her little daugh
ter, were throsm from a carriage at Fair
mount ia a runaway accident. Mrs. Cham
berlain and her daughter both xeceived se
rioas injuries about the head, and
in additien Mrs. Chamberlain had
one arm dislocated at the elbow.
Both were picked ap ia an uncon
scious condition and carried to a residence
A Kaaaway Located.
Peter Hennegin, who disappeared from
Seward tea years ago with a lot of money
belonging to other people and who was
supposed to have been mardered, has
tarned ap in Seattle, Wash., where he is
engaged in the real estate business. The
wife and child he deserted are now living
in Iowa, but in spite of that fact Henne
gin has married again.
Neasaaa Gamblers Make) a Stake.
A Peru paper tells this: "Some Brown
villa and Nemaha gamblers made quite a
stake at Brownville one day last week. A
Brownville jnaa Had $1,140 of another
man's money intrusted to his care and these
fellows dxew him into a game and won it
The owner of the money says if it is not
returned be will prosecute the man who
lost it, and the father of that fellow says if
the gamblers do not put up the money he
will prosecute them.
Aa ladiaa Couple Joia Church.
Big Elk, one of the most enlightened and
conscientious of Omaha Indians, joined
tbe charch recently organized on Omaha
creek. Although having been married ac
cording to the Indian custom for nearly a
score oi years, he and his wife, Ponensca,
upon joining the church, insisted upon
being remarried according to the custom of
the civilized world, whiaa ceremony was
performed by Rev. Mr. Finley at Winne
Received aa Award from Paris.
A. C. Tyrrel, of Madison, has received
word from the management of the Paris
exposition that he has been awarded a
medal on his exhibit of Melissa honey.
Tbe sample was sent on the spur of the
moment, no special pains being taken to
procure the best, and neaily all of the
crop had been disposed of before the idea
ef sending -was conceived. The beekeep
ers of Madison county feel elated over the
Caaals for Irrigation.
As an inducement to immigration the
Gering Courier says: "The water from
the Platte river will flow this season in five
different canals for irrigation. Scotts
Bluff is the only county in the state sub
ject to extensive irrigation, and at least
200,000 acres will be under this grand sys
tem of cultivation within two years,
It is reported that a flowing oil well has
been struck near North Bend.
The double trial for the. murder of Carl
Pulsifer will cost Dodge county $9,000.
At the recent election a balf-dozeu Ne
braska towns chose one or more ladies ns
members of their respective school board.
Two members of the family of C. IS.
Wright, of Wolbach, have fallen heir to
$130,0M) in cash and about $30,000 in real
Hugh Milhollin, one. of Banner
county's commissioners, claims to have
found samples of a good quality of coal on
his farm near Freeport.
A KeabnET man who is in the habit of
starting his balky horse by burning hay
under it. even carrying burning embers
under the horse after he is goinK. Las been
threatened with arrest for cruelty to ani
mals. '1 HE Transcript says that Wm. DeB-lle,
living near Chimney Bock, while chopping
wood the other day, was struck in the eye
by a sliver, and it required the strength t f
both hands to pull it out. He will lo.-c the
sight of the optic.
Key. Leslie Stevens and family h ive
left Kearney for San Francisco. wLere
they will set sail for Nankin. China. Mr.
Stevens has been appointed superinten
dent of missions and will make Nankin hi
Steklino voted bonds for an $S,OJ0
A NEW town is to be started between El
wood and Bertrand.
Thibtt new recruits were received at
Fort Niobrara last week.
G. McCocn, a veterinary suxgton of
Crate, was kicked in the head by a tors.
and so seriously injured that his recovery
During a storm the fine residence of
Joseph Ford, south of Ithaca, was struck
by lightning and completely wrecked,
while the four persons sleeping in the
house at the time escaped unhurt.
Da. White, of St. Paul, awoke the
other morning to find his bed and o:5ce in
flames, aad but for the prompt actiuu of
the fire companies a disastrous fire would
hare resulted. The doctor barely ecapsd
with his life.
Hal Lincoln, of Fremont, paid too
much atttention to a young girl and was
arrested, charged with disturbing the peace
of a family, and fined $100 and co-ds. He
will pay in daily installments of fight
aoors at hard labor.
DUBING an unsavory trial at Beatrice.
aad while the lawyers wen, trying to con
vince the world that marriage is a fcilnre
the judge stopped proceedings longenouib
to make a young couple happy by issuing
a license to wed.
SOMEONE fired both barrels of a donble
oarrel shotgun through the window o at an
aid German named Shomberg, living near
Sarprise, end he thinks his enemies mean
to kill him, and has decided to dispose of
bis property and leave the country. TLe
shoetist is in jail at David City awaiting
A Marshal Liddiard. of Springfield,
waa arresting three men for stealicg 1 ll
liard balls oae of them, Chas. Dieman by
name, drew a revolver and attempted to
shoot Liddiard and Jack Pope, keeper of
the billiard hall aad saloon, bnt before h
succeeded a blow from the marshal's c'n'
laid him out, and he did not recover con
sciousness for twenty-four hoars.
Guide Bock is negotiating for a
Bxr. MacAtzal. of Cambridge, acci
dentally shot himself ia the foot while out
hantiBg, aad it is thought some of th
rsYeread gentlemen's toes will have to
Cambridge is experiencing a ccal
DlXOB coUzfTT is to have a new court
hoaee to eeet 925,000.
Trotting aad running races will take
place at Taylor April 12.
The foundation for the new Butler
canary eoart-aease at David City will bt
comalsfsrl ia aboat three weeks.
Marion, the adopted son of Sirs. Mil
lar, ef Dry Valley, Blame count v, while
eathaatine; with three other boys, all
qxdte yeung, ia seme unaccountable way
fall forward aad his gan was discharged.
the eeataats entering his breast aad cans-
SHALL WE HAVE HER?
THE CUBAN ANNEXATION QUESTION
Misgotrrouieat r the f-laml Causing Con
Usueil lJUcontent Matters of Varying
Nature from Different Places.
A correspondent, writing from Havana
ander date of April 5, says: The question
of the annexation of Cuba to the United
States is daily growing more serious, and
the government commences to be alarmed
at the propagation that more or less openly
is being earned on with results that will
soon be known. Tbe campaign that has
been opened by several leading vapers is
courageously su-tiiiuert in remarkable edi
torials that generally attract attention, one
having gone o far as to -assert some weeks
ago that the Spanish government, through
their dfcgract-ful and rum to us administra
tion, did mora than auybody else to throw
Cuba into the arms of the United States.
The new budget, just voted by the corttt.
have come to till the measure, as they
clearly tell the people here that they have
nothing to expect in their favor from
Spain, whose political leaders seem to
compete as to who is to increase the most
the heavy burden of charges and all taxes
which the Cuba merchant, manufacturer,
planter and land tenant is to pay.
Though the Cuban clumbers of com
merce have protested Jn due time and in
the most energetic terms against the in
creased taxe-. no attention whatever, as
usual, was paid in Madrid to this protest,
and the annexationists have taken advan
tage of the disaffection create i by the last
measures decreed to forward the propaga
tion of their doctrine and increase the
number of their adherents. In a remark
able editorial, whose author wa3 arraigned
(the government considering it as incentive
to rebellion), it was said some time ago
that tbe only way annexation could be
avoided was to immediately proclaim the
autonomy of Cuba, and that tha conserva
tive party should join the liberals in their
efforts to obtain from Spain self govern
ment for the island.
The conservative ptess has exhausted all
the anathemas furnished them by the rit
ual of their stale patriotism to excommun
icate the liberal papers that have declared
that annexation propagation is perfectly
legal inasmuch as tha 5oth article of tbe
constitution declares "that the king needs
to be authorized by a special law to alien
ate, cede or exchange any portion of Span
ish territory." Baaing themselves upon
the text of the article of the constitution
quoted above, those who are in favor of the
annexation of Cuba to the United SUtes,
affirm that such an act would simply be an
alienation or permutation of a part of the
territory that has been foreseen by the
framers of the constitution now enforced
in Spam over her dominions, and the prop
agation of such a doctrine is therefore
With the exception of Home newspaper
editors who have boldly assumed tne re
sponsibility of their acts, the main pa t of
the people, liberal as well as conservative,
though longing in the bottom cf thc-ir
hearts for a change that would improve the
general situation of Cuba and save her in
habitants from ruin and desj.eri-.tiou. do
not dare as yet, to pronounce themselves
too openly. They will prudently observe
the signs of the times before adopting a
political line of conduct that would bind
them forever. The doubt thtt still pre
vails regarding the attitnde the United
States may assume in this question, in
duces a great many, whose iadueuce may
weigh heavy in the balance, to remain in
the background. Be it as it mar. the au
tonomists, through one of thtir most im
portant organs of the press, recently pro
claimed that if the government and the
conservathe party persist in denying tbat
autonomy is the only possible and accept
able solution to the Cuban problem, au-.
annexation will forcibly be the only salva
tion left to the Cubans for the redemption
of their lost liberty and trampled dignity.
The government has not, as yet. adopted
a system of rigor and prosecution to pnt
down the annexationist movement, as ad
vised to do by some of the most rabid con
servative papers, being well aware, by what
happened in other American countries that
once belonged to Spain, that were they to
enforce such measures it would be the
death sentence of the Spanish domain in
America. A fact beyond all doubt is that
there are a large number of annexation
ists in Cuba and some in the United
States. The question now is to know
whether any of the members of the govern
ment at Washington would be willing to
favor the movement just initiated in Cuba.
AMONG THE MILLS.
Tha Flour Output Decline Water Now
(totng to Wavte.
There was quite a heavy decline in the
floor output last week, says the Northicest
trn itilltr. Only twelve mills ran, and
their aggregate production wa9 111, 40
barrels averaging 18.K07 barrels dailv
against 137, 4"0 barrels the week before,
and 98,130 barrels for the corresponding
time in 18S0. About the same number of
mills and the same capacity are in opera
tion this week, the daily ontput being not
far from 18.500 barrels. Several of the
mills are down pending the completion
of work on races running underneath
them, and the date on which they will re
sume is uncertain. The river is now at a
fair stage, and considerable water is run
ning to waste. This makes the millers
impatient to cut off steam, and there is
talk of the water being let into the West
Side canal about May 1. The advance in
wheat has infused considerable strength
into the domestic market and there has
been an increased demand. The export
market is wholly devoid of life. The Min
neapolis mills made more flour during
March than in February, by over 70,000
barrels. The figures also exceeded those
of March for two years past.
LOOKS LIKE BOODLE.
The Chicago Police force Hauled Over the
The Daily Neurit, which supported Mayor
Cregier in bis candidacy, devotes an entire
page to an exposure of gambling in Chi
cago, which, it says, is going on openly
and more generally than ever before. It
says that the dicipline of the entire po
lice force is relaxed; that its members, in
stead of becoming conservators of peace
and morality, have become promoters of
immorality and protectors of crime. It es
timates that the receipts of the gambling
houses of the city aggregate $10,000,000
per year. It avers that a syndicate of
gamblers! controls all of these houses: tbat
Mike McDonald is the bead of it and re
ceived 60 per cent of the receipts to keep
the police from making raids; that, if the
money is not paid in any instance, tne po
lice proceed to raid the house of the de
linquent until he succumbs. Out of this
90 per cent it is assumed that a sum, esti
mated as high as $500,000 per annum, is
paid members of the aiminstration for
unity from police interference.
The grand jury of tbe United States
circuit court at Bichmond, Vs.. has brought
ia indictments against several prominent
dessoerats, charged with obstructing the
vetiag of the negroes.
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