The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, May 14, 1890, Image 1

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J. H. GALLEY, Tice Pr-et.
O. T. BOEN, CsaaJer.
First National Bank
.Statement of Condition at the Close of
Business September 33, 18S9.
"Vn" and Discounts S 103.5H 75
U.S. Bonds . . lG..ftuO0
O'-hoc Mfick and bonds WJXZ 27
RmI Etat Fnrninire.and Fixtnn-- 11.-22 S3
ln- f-nai ntiwr hanks S 1SW.25
- r. rvTr.ra-.irj . B75.0.1
USbh on Hand ;. .. 17,407.42 2S.1CS 67
$ 267,fi23 07
"apitxl ami Surjilnn.
J ndiv .il pr;a:-
National KanJr no:--9 ontstnndini?
Dae Depositors
PO.Oi O uj
7.017 W
13,500 HO
22.439 H
144.W! 7
$ 257.62S 07
business ards.
Ortim OTor
uluabuh Stnt? Bank, Colnmbua,
4 r?i TfT
Firnt National Bank.
i i:o-iti:k.
or.vrr scrvetor.
"Partii-, dt-irins stirrfjinc don can n.
tires mt at Columbus. Neb., or call nt my oflic
in Court Hnnw. Smaysa-y
I will be in my oSco in the Conrt House, the
tjun of applicants for teachers' certificates, and
e LruEfcueuon oi oilier ecitoul baaiue-s.
fax. COOKl'S,
Liaht and hparr hanl
las. doods bandied with
J. P. Becker A Co.V office.
car. Headquarters at J,
.telephone. 33 and 34
iSvcccstort to Fauble t Sushell),
brick: sikjehs !
Uf Contractors and bnUdwrs will find our
Drtpk: firat-clafs and offered at reasonable ratt-.
We are also prcparwl to do all kinds of brick
work, ltimayom
K. TURNER, ft CO.,
Proprietors and Pablishers of the
CK.TO3Z3 ::7xan. as. t- s:2. rjjcir ;:rrii.
Both, post-paid to any addre ss. for $2.00 a yea
tricdy in advance. Family Journal, ji.OO a
"11 rcAEdLISTEK &. CO
Colnmbns; Neb.
Office ap rtairs over Ernst t Bchwarz's store on
Eleveath streU lflmmjis
Specialty made of Collections by C. J. Gariow.
!R. C. BOYD,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, ioofinj and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
p on 13th street,
Lhirtee&th street.
Bro.' old
stand on 1
Chas. F. Kjcait.
Fhank U. Kkapp
Contractors and Builders.
Estimates furnished on brick and stone work
and plastering. frp. Special attention jriven to
etticg boilers, mantl-". etc Stainmt; and
tuck pointing pld or new brick work to repr
ent pressed brick, n specialty. Correspondenc
solicited. Reference- Eiven.
22mayly KN'APP BROS..
Columbns, Neb.
VC'T'p A Y T "P A XT i
OlllAl 1 J VjJ.l: , j
We Offer Beth for a Tear, at OS.
The-JociWAt. is acknowledged to be the beat
arsra and family paper in Platte eoonty.and The
American Magazine is the only high-class month
ly magazine devoted entirely to American Litera
tn:e. American Thosght and Progress, and is
the only decided exponent of American Iastim
uc;s. It is a Ood as any of the older maga-r-aes.
famishing in a year over L500 pages of the
.r-racrr literaraTe. written bv the ablest Aaeri.
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atrnrs. it is neaautsuy lxmstrarao. and is
nci. - zh. charmisgccBtmaaa and short stories,
li ic-2 appropriate praaest can am i
-.- "--i a yssr'a Eaascncana to The Ameri.
I -xill be cspacially brTlisnt daring the year,
i--io! JccaxAX is 12.00, and The Asrii j
iiiziaeisasja. wesss
the cuxxixg- British;
What the Spring Bound-Up of -Montana
Cattle is Expected to Show 'ews ot In
terest From Both the Old and w World.
The Cunning British.
Daring the session of comconi Saturday,
Jessie Coliiugs, the liberal unionist, asked
whether the government would take any
Bteps to encourage British manufacturers
to tend exhibits to the world'a fair at-Chi
cago if the AIcKinley tariff bill, now before
I the American congress, become a law,
1 in view of the fact that the bill practically
i prohibits the importation of British good
uifco we unueu atates. rerguson, pariia- tottery company to usa his influence in
mentary secretary for foreign affairs, "aid: J preventing legislation hostile to the corn
Questions of official participation in the i pany. This story has been passed around
fair could only be determined after I from time to time, and it has been said
the consideration of tie advantages i that since the failure of the companv to
would accrue to British
interests. When the invitation to take
part in the exhibition Was received from
the American government it ia probable,
he said, that the manufacturers of Great
Britian would to a great extent be deter
red from sending exhibits to the fair, if
the tiriff pretluded profitable sales in
What the Sprint Round-Cp Is Expected to
As the time for the annual spring
"round-up" is drawing near, the Montana
AeiM Bureau presents, after careful inves
tigation, the following facts ad figures
on the marketable cattle in that state.
This years' shipments will reach neaily
100,000 head, for all markets, which is
aa increase over last year of at least 10.
000 head. The demand for beef is
firm and steady, but stock grow
ers are going to hold firm as to
prices. The average price paid last year
was $3.33, but there is little prospect that
any cattle will be shipped for a less ad-
i vance than 73c per hundred and the figure
may reach 51. Cattle are now m fair condi
tion. Rain has fallen in northern Montana
and started the grass on the ranges, so
that by June 1 all traces of the
'"tC3 Ul IUC WICiC
winter win nave passed auay. Iriganna
the lcssns in all stock rrowint?C3nntieB
including those since spring has opened,
the average will come to 10 per cent, which
is net much above the usual percentage of
losses. The "round-up ' will start later
this vear than usual, probably by May 25,
and m some localities, especially in the
northern part of the state not until June 1.
1 Want to Bleed Their Royal Husbands.
Adwces from Hlinois indicate that
a new attempt is on foot from
some mysterious source to revive an
old charge of manslaughter against Tennie
C. Clarhn, now Lady Cook, of England.
! An indictment was found twenlv-su vears
ago at Ottawa, HI., charging the lady with
causing the death of Rebecca Howe by the
improper use of drugs la attempting to
cure her of a cancer. The indictment was
stricken from the docket a year later,
but "with leave to reinstate the same."
It is upon this latter indorsement
that the enemies of the famous sisters,
born Claflin, are now said to be baa
ing their attempt to revive the indictment.
There were other charges of quackery
about the same time, as shown by the
comt records, and all were set aside with
the same conditional endorsement. A re
porter called upon Lady Cook and in
formed her of the foregoing facts. She ex
plained that at the time referred to she was
noted as a clairvoyant, though but 16 or 17
rears old. and the woman came to her for
treitraeiit. She declined to attempt a
sr pronounci-tj ;e cm wre.e!.
The cancer was a frightful one and
plainly incurable. Her mother, Mrs.
Claflin, urged her to make the attempt,
and she passed her hands over the cancer
with some magnetic ointment on
them. Afterwards, of course, the woman
died. Then there wbb a demand for the
return of fees, and the S'nall amount was
repaid; but Lady Cook did not know that
an indictment was ever found until after
she married Sir F. Cook, when the inter
ested parties m Illinois mailed to her hus
band a demand for $250,000 hush money,
threatening to revive the indictment. Ther
knew he was very wealthy, and tried to
blackmail him, but he paid no attention to
it. Mr. Martin, formerly Victoria Wood
hutl. corroborated her sister's statements
and said.
" We are going to Illinois to face all these
things and we expect the courts and the
press to do us justice."
Both ladies were much agitated and ex
pressed in strong terms their grief at being
maligned and persecuted.
fjmom A cTi cultural Editor of
Kegi-ter" Breathes His East.
Hon. C. F. Clarkson, "Father Clark
soc," died at about midnight of the 6th.
Mr. Clarkson was 80 years of age, and
had been very ill for six months past. He
was born in Maine, m 1S10, and re
moved to Indiana in ls20. There he
learned the printers' trade, ud became
proprietor of a weeklv newspaper. In 1S55
he removed to Iowa, and lived on a farm at
Grundy Center. His sons persuaded
him to go to Des Moines and
b4iy the Rgitter. The sons, S.
H. and J. S. Clarkson, disagreed
with their father's political policy during
the famous Wright- Kasson campaign, and
finally bought the paper of him. They
have run it continuously since, until J. S.
Clarkson became first assistant postmaster-general,
when he retired from all edit
orial connection with the paper. For the
past twenty years "Father" Clarkson has
been the agricultural editor of the Register.
which, through the excellence of this de
partment, has maintained an immense cir
culation in its weekly edition.
Curbed the Judge and Jury.
Joseph Mcrns, CO years old, on rwl at
Cincinnati for an attempted ascault on a
7-year-old girl, was found guilty, and
Judge Schroeder, without leaving the
bench sentenced him to fifteen years in the
penitentiary. As the court pronounced
sentence Morns sprang to his feet, and
bringing both his clinched fists down on
the Judge's desk cursed him with vehement
rage. With upraised hands he prayed
j heaven to rot the bones of the jury and
i that they might be in sight of helL Judge,
! bailiffs and jurors sat dazed at the awful
j imprecations. Morris continued until he
I fell into a fit, and now he is dangerously
Twenty-One Women Arrested.
Prosecuting Attorney Crisp, of Lathrop,
Mo., has issued warrants against all the
women who took part in the recent crusade
in that town. A warrant was sent to Clay
county for the arrest of Mrs. Aana Carmi
chaeL the wife of the Baptist minister and
leader of the crausade. They were nested
and gare bonds. The charge is malicious
destruction of property. The arrests hare
caused great excitement, and the women
threaten to wipe oat every I saloon in the
ccuatj. xwenty-oae women ana one mas
were arrested.
Western Pork -rwg
'Tha Ciacianati. Price. Current says: Ike
aggregate supply of boss for the vacs; has
enlargement of the packing returns
in the west, in .Heating a total of 265,C0O
against 234,000 the preceding week and
195,000 last year. The total from March
1 is 2,030,000 against 1,745,000 a Tear ago.
a gain of 16 per cent. Leading olaces com
pare aa follows:
189a 1363.
706,000 540.000
990.000 295,000
174.000 151.000 ,
104.000 135.000
lOiOOO 70,000
74.000 60:000
67,000 51.000 70,000
69 000 58.000
44.C00 16,000
330.000 235,000 I
Kansas City
O ic aha
Ht. Louis ,
Sioux Citv
Cedar Bapida..'.. ,
All others
A Baseless story.
I The eastern papers bare retired the
! story that Eussell Harrison, of Montana,
, is employed as counsel for the Louisiana
; get a fcothold in North Dakota it had its
evil eye on Montana. Mr. Harrison's con
nection with the company is emphatically
denied by T. H. Koek, of New York, sec
retary of the Xew York Jockey club and a
warm friend of John A. Morris, the attor
ney of the lotteiy company. "You can
say," concluded Mr. Kock, "from me, per
sonally, and put it as strongly as you please,
that Russell Harrison has nothing, abso
lately nothing, to do with any effort that
the Louisiana Lottery company may be
making for the renewal of its charter."
The Singer Sewing Machine Factory To
tally Destroyed by Fire.
The entire west front of the Singer sew
ing machine factory at Elizabethport, X.
J., was gutted by fire. The flames worked
their way to the main building, cleaning
out the stock, needle, finishing, adjusting,
inspecting and milling rooms. The pattern
departmsnt was also destroyed, with
50,000 finished machines and 18,000,000
needles. The loss is estimated at $2,000,
000; insured. It will be at least two
months before work can be resumed.
Prominent laung Folks Elope.
William E. Bendy, nephew of ex-Governor
Foraker, and late clerk of the board
I alanttnttc in ir...irti rron m.-;
J bwwM . ..wM-w '.J 4UAAAUU
Covington, Ky., to Miss Leedom, daughter
ef John P. Leedom. late sergeant-at-arms
of the house of representatives. It was
an elopement and the story goes
that the lovers met ooly four
days ago in the stag coach in Adams
county, O.
AiiEnormous Undertaking.
The report of the special commission
sent out by the liquidatory of the Panama
Canal company to Investigate the condi
tion of the canal, estimates that it would
cost the sum cf 900,000.000 francs to com
plete the water way, and that it would take
between seven and eight years to do the
Their Demands Granted.
The carpenters of Xew York as a body
did not hava to strike to enforce their de
mand for an eight-hour day. It is Baid
that 200 bosses have granted the demand
and that only thirty-five have refused. In
the latter places the men struck.
Alleged Confession of a Preacher.
Rev. Henry Berges, of Charleston, Ind.,
has thrown up his membership in the
church and conference, and is said to have
mado a confession of gross immoralities
involving one or more of his women parish
ioners. Fighting the Standard
The Standard Oil company's war on in
dependent companies resulted in another
advance ir the buying price of Ohio oil of 2$
cents, making the value of Ohio crude ac
cording to the Standard company s figures
37J cents a barrel. Following the Stand
ard's advance outside companies instruc
ted their agents to offer .40 cents. The
price of cnde petroleum has been forced
from 15 cents a barrel to 40 cents within
sixty days.
A Chicacoan'sGift.
Henry H. Porter, a resident millionaire
of Chicago, a native of Mechias, Me., has
given $lii,i00 and a lot for a free library
buiidine in Mechias. to be called the
Porter Memorial Library.
National Board of Underwriter.
The national board of fire underwriters
has entered its twenty-first annual session
with sixty-eight fire insurance companies
throughout the country represented.
Suffocated by Gas.
Annie and Bessie Parlick, two yonng
Bohemian girls employed as servants in
a Halstecd street boarding house were
found dsad in- their beds, having been
suffocated by gas.
Her JLajesty's Kingdom.
An official statement has been issued
showing that the revenues of the United
Kingdom for the year ending March 30
were 89,353,000, and the expenditures,
Wire Connection With Nicaragua.
Wire communication has been estab
lished with Nicaragua by means of an ex
tension of the canal company' lines to
connect with the Nicaraguan government
Egypt Absents.
The government has been notified by
the Egyptian foreign secretary that Egypt
assents to the French conditions for the
conversion of tee Egyptian loan. It is
hoped the powers will concur.
Frightened to Death.
Two girls named McDonald were playing
on the approach to a railroad bridge across
the river at Portland. Ore., when they saw
a train coning, and becoming frightened
jumped into the river and were drowned.
A Sanguinary Encounter.
An encounter between police and a body
of disorderly strikers took place at Lille.
Two of the strikers were wounded and
even arrested.
S3.000.000 Loss.
The loss sustained by the burning of the
factory of the Singer Sewing Machine
company at Elizabeth, 3. J., is $3,000,000;
covered by insurance.
Striae Practically Ended.
Twenty thousand strikers at Bonbaix.
France, have resumed work. The stnie is
practically ended.
Thz democratic congressional conven
tion at Lisas, O., nominated Fernando F.
The prohibition state convention of Del
aware has nominated William T. Kellum
for governor.
Twesit thousand strikers at Bonbaix,
France, hare resumed work. The strike is
practically ended.
People at Budapest are starring be
cause of the bakers' strike. The govern
ment is implored to end it.
CoiiUXBXA, Tex., with the ezeeptioa of
one' street, is under water, and railroad
trsSc is suspended.
Geobge M. Stoszs. son of the lata
Eawry-Starrs of Chicago, baa haen :oa
aiittsd to an insane asylua in New Terx.
Psobabit .Bismarck iil visit Marauis
Lcadonbeiry m England upon invitation. '
Report from Alone l,, Linen or Railway
Carlton's World-Famous Ballad Illus
trated in Omaha Other State New.
J. P. Yates; of Ceresco, Saunders
county, on the Chicago &. Northwestern
railroad, says: 'I think about one-third
of last year's crop of corn in Saunders
county is yet m the hands of the producer
and is for sale. The range of the prices
this year has been from 13 to 21 centsi
with an average or about IS cents, about
the same as last year's average. We have
. had plenty of cars for shipping grain."
Thomas Stretch, of Ceresco, says:
"Two-thirds of the corn crop raised in
, Saunders county has been marketed, and
of the balance about two -thirds will be for
1 sale. The range of prices this year has
been from 13 to 20 cents, the average
price being 16 cents.-
G. W. Mitchell, of Henderson, York
county, on the Fremont, Elkhom fc Mis
i sonn Valley road, says: Two-thirds of
the corn crop produced in Ycrk county last
year has been marketed, and about one
fourth will be on the market for sale this
season. The ranee of prices last year was
14 to 22 cents and this year the range has
been 12 to 20 cents. The rate to St. Louis
last year was 20 cents, and to Chicago 25
cents, while this year it is respectively 17
cents and 22"t cents. During parts of the
winter we had trouble to get cars to ship
to St. Louis, when we wanted to ship, but
never had trouble to get cars to ship to
Chicago, when we did not want to ship."
J. M. Strahorn, of Malvern, Mills
county, la., on the Chicago, Burlington &
Quincy and the Wabash railroads, says
that "fully two-thirds of the corn raised in
Mills county last year has been marketed
and about one-half of the balance will be
required for local consumption. I think
that the corn crop this year has been fed
closer than usual. The range of prices
last year was 20 23c. and this year the
range was lti(j20c."
Eii Campbell, of Shelton, Buffalo
county, on the Union Pacific, says. "Fully
fonr-lifths of last year's corn crop raised in
Buffalo county has been marketed, and
nearly all of the balance will be required
for home consumption. The range in
prices of corn this -year has been 12(j522c,
with au average at 13 ic"
An Omaha Couple Decide to Tread 'Di
verging Path.
One of the most striking illustrations of
Will Carleton's vorld famous farm ballad
entitled, "Betsy and I Are Out," has been
learned of iu Omaha. The details are far
more sensational than the story told in
t'ark-ton's beautiful lines and involve one
of the oldest, wealthiest and best known
farmers and his wife living iu Douglas
Great care has been taken to guard the
matter from the public, principally for the
cake of SJhe children of the aged couple.
, The parties in question are none other
than Jochin Weiss and wife, who for
eighteen years past have lived on their
400-aere faim less than six miles west
of Omaha.
On last Thursday afternoon Mrs. Weiss
1 appeared before SquTre Anderson in Omaha
and privately swore tut a complaint that
will prove a startling revelation to the
hundreds of friends of the old conple.
Mrs. Weiss made oath that her husband
bad for some time past been acting very
crnel towards her. She said tnat he had
' beatmi and choked her. and had threat
ened to murder her.
A warrent was immediately issued and
Weiss was arrested, and being brought be-
fore Squire Anderson, was bound over to
1 the district court for trial in the sum of
Then Mrs. Weiss proceeded to have di
vorce papers drawn up. While the law-
yer was engaged m doing so Mr. Weiss
entered the office and proposed that thev
separate without going into a court and
getting a divorce. "He offered her aa un
divided half interest in all the property,
valued at more thau S200,00, the farm of
1 10 seres being alone valued at $300 an
j acre.
Mr. Weiss accepted the proposition.
: The papers were drawn up then and there.
i The couple have ten children, the oldest
of which is but 17 years, and the youngest
I is a babe only 3 months old. Mr. Weies
j is about 6'J and Mrs. Weiss about 13,
! though she appears to be fully 50 years of
The children, all of whom side with their
mother, will, with her, remain upon the
farm, while the white-haired old tather
has commenced a lonely pilgrimage up and
down the face of the earth, alone.
Owing to the fact that both Mr. and Mrs.
Weiss decided that neither woulrt ever care
to marry again, they agreed that no divorce
would be obtained.
R.iilroail Valuation ami AeMnent.
Dr. P. Schwenk, of Norfolk, has ad
dressed the 2 following letter to Gov.
ijv. John M. Thayer, Lincoln, Neb. Dear
5ir: I seelby last night a paper that you had a
nit eting or conference with the representatives
of the various railroad companies in Nebraska,
for the piirpo'e'of determining tho valuation
that should be placed on the dillerent railioads
m tho state m the assessment of the present
yar. 3 there is a great difference in valna
tian placd.on the same class of property in
the Tarions counties, as for instance, Madison
county on cash value baria, Stanton county
one half, earning count rthree-rifths of actual
cash value, etc. would it not be iuy to the peo
ple that the valuation of railroad and telegrapn
propertv should be on tho same ba9is a-s the
property of the people is assessed at in the var
ious counties, it is desired that you set a day
when tho people! can Itw heard before vou'r
board, anj wo trUl see t lint a delegation from
Maditon county will meet yon.
Hoping that this tnll rtceixe favorable con
sideration at your hands, I remain yours, truly,
P. Schwik.
I New Barb Wire Factory.
Len Hoffman, of the firm of Hoffman
j Bros., Friand, has invented a new barb
! wire and a patent was issued in December.
j A factory has been started there and last
I week the first wi -rn put on the market.
T. C. Callahan, a 1 , dealer, says that it
i readily sells at one-half cent a pound in
1 advance of any other wire manufactured,
i The brb8 on the wire all point down, so
t that a horse cannot cut himself by run
' ning against it. New machinery has been
j ordered for the factory, and a stock
company formed, and the -people of
1 Friend expect to have it develop into a
j large industry.
Shipping in Texas Cattle.
Several telegrams have been received by
j Gov. Thayer calling his attention to the
alleged shipment of Texas cattle unlaw
fully into Thurston and Burt counties.
As soon as the governor was satisfied that
such was the case he immediately tele
graphed to the sheriSs cf these counties to
pereaptoril? check tzs introduction, of all
stock cattle a-a their boundaries until
such, time as the chief exeutiT can. full7
investigate the charge. Gsv. Thayer pTO:-
s gjT the case 51S iediat& atte-
Nebraska Notations.
The grade of the Kearney k Black
Hills railway west of Buffalo county will
be completed by May 10.
Dr. J. J. PoitTEB, of Kearney, frac
tured his leg the other day in attempting
to get off a Union Facino train.
Geo. RiDGELr, a fanner living tea
miles west of Beatrice, was struck and in
stantly killed by liebtning Wednesday
while in an open field,
Maxweix. m Lincoln countv.
J the county commissions to submit a prop-
osition to vote bands in the sum ot $la,
000 for a bridge across the Platte.
Ror Codding, son of A. B. Codding, of
York, sails on the 14th of May on the L"m
bria for Liverpool, thence to Siberia, where
he will take up his life's work as a mis
sionary. Membehs of the Business Men's club at
Xorth Platte feel called upon to deny vari
ous reports circulated by malicious per
sons, especially the report that liquors are
used at the club rooms.
The 2-year-old child of Willard Rew, of
Timber creek, nine miles west of Cedar Rap -ids,
was terribly bitten in the face by a mad
dog last Tuesday. The child was taken to
Lincoln to be operated on with a mad
stone. Ike dog was killed after biting
a couple of other dogs and some cattlo.
At York last week the Salvationists give
an entertainment, the principal feature be
ing a genuine wedding. The people of the
city were allowed to witness the perform
ance by paying the small sum of 20 cents,
with the privilege of having their money
refunded providing the performance was
not up to the standard.
The little 4-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Malone was burned to
death last Monday, says the Madrid Xevs.
She was left alone in the house with her
infant sister and 2-year-old brother for a
I short time while her parents went into the
garden, a short distance from the house.
Soon the child came running out enveloped
in flames, which burned off every stick of
her clothing except the collar of her drees.
The supposition is that she was playing
with matches.
Charles Campbell, of -Blair, met
with a peculiar accident the other day
while hauling a load of baled hay to town.
Just outside of the city some one had set
fire to a manure pile by the side of the
road. The wind was blowing verT hard,
and a spark caught in his load. He did
not notice it until the fire had got within a
foot of where he was sitting. He jumped
off the load just in time to save himself
I and team. He did not save any part of the
wagon except the doubletrees and neckyoke.
jHE Lexington Gazette tells this: "A
i little snaniel owned bv Willis A. Ham-
mond has adopted a brood of seventeen
motherless chickens, and is so attentive to
her feathered proteges as to make it ex
tremely dangerous for strangers to ap
proach too near. The chickens have per
fect confidence in their canine mothur. and
nestle in her long hair, roost upon her head
and otherwise make themselves at home.
The dog don't seem to understand the de
sire of her brood to scratch in the ground,
but she is getting used to it."
'-. squab c soldiers camped on the
nver Sunday "night, having in charge a
, party of Indians who had left the agency
I withontjpermission and were not inclined
to return, says the Whitney Champion.
I There were only half a dozen families of
redskins, but a full company of soldiers
' were with them. The darkies were well
' fixed for drinkables, and while in camp
here beer flowed like water. A modern ln-
I dian "Outbreak" has no terror for Uncle
', Sam's boys. On the contrary, it is a sort
I of holiday vacation for those who are de-
! tailed for the campaign.
A Sakpt COUNTY fruit grower says the
prospects for fruit were never better than
they are this year.
FoUB saloon licenses have been granted
at David City, for which the snm of 54,)00
' will be paid into the city treasury.
, John Metee, of Sappa, Harlan county,
loEt several hogs last week from a disease
which he thinks was quinsy. The hogs
swell up in the throat and die in three or
four days.
Ax old man of 01 year3 arrived in Omaha
the other day on his way from Harney
, county, Ore , to Tennessee, having walked
I all the way but about 200 miles. The Ma
sons of Omaha purchased a ticket and sent
I him on his way to his old home.
Mrs. Hetty A. Seahs, of Nemaha
county, recently celebrated the seventieth
j anniversary of her birth by entertaining
I her children. She has twenty-two grand
I children and nine greatgrandchildren. The
old lady cooked the dinner for her guests
I on the occasion.
j Humboldt is figuring ou water works.
The Episcopalians of Wilbur will build
j a chapel.
A calf at Rising City has two heads,
four eyes, but only two ears.
Two Kenesaw sportsmen bagged seven
teen wolves one dav last week.
Schuyleu Presbyterians will build a
church at a cost of not less than $4,000.
The West Point paper mill is to be
changed into a 150-barrel flour mill.
The wives of Nebraska's congressmen
have issued an appeal to the loyal women
of Nebraska to assist in raising a fund for
th purchase of a bronze tatue of George
Washington, to be presented to the French
It is estimated that 300,000 tiees were
set out in Hayes county during Arbor
Coal was discovered at a depth of
thirty-three feet while sinking a well near
In Blaine county hog thieves kill the
animals before taking them from the pens.
The board of managers of .the Cuming
Countv Agricultural society nave decided to
hold the next annual fair on September 24,
25. 26 and 27.
A G. A. R. post will be mustered in at
Peru soon.
Plaiktiew business men will organize
a board of trade.
During the month of April Cedar
county paid f4C5 far wolf scales.
William Nistel, the Omana man who
was shot by shoplifters, died last week.
Inflammation set in about the wound and
caused death.
R- W. King, a prominent farmer and
stockman of Boone, died of blood poison
ing, caused by stepping on a drag tooth
about three weeks ago.
'PARKS rnosr the wire,
Robert Nickel, the cashier of the J.
M. Eerkey & Co. Kear E-tate and Invest
ment company, has teen arrested at Den
ver charged with being a defaulter. It 19
thousht that the defalcation -a ill reach be
tween 5.VJC0 asd SO.fC'O.
tf a'ES Laisd has procured -varrants for
the iciest cf i"rJTs.dr:t Pf:ff?r. cf ths
Eoncf Anci. c m!t5lph.i. id
Civ-I-s He- i-.irazar: c: the v eStPhoi-
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rc .nt Acj,c-7 -: J $U. 0325
bariV in
Hills and Resolutions introduced and Top
ics Discussed by the National Body ef
Law Makers.
In the senate on the 5th the formal an-
i. -a C7- 1 r--1.' j.k
made by Senator Blackburn. Resolutions
were adopted for the appointment of a
committee to superintend the funeral in
the senate chamber, and . the senate ad
In the house on the 5th a number of
bills were passed and the conference re
port of the Oklahoma bill was agreed to.
The formal announcement of the death of
Senator Beck was then made and the
house adjourned.
The senate was not in session on the
6th, an account of the funeral services over
the remains of the late Senator Beck.
The house on the 6th, after the reading
of the journal, took a recess until 12:45.
At that hour adjournment was taken to
enable the members to attend the Beck
In the senate on the 7th a number of
bills were reported from committees and
placed on the calendar, including the house
regular appropriation bills for the army
and for the military academy Considera
tion of the bill to transfer the revenue ma
rine service to the navy department was
then agreed to and the same consumed
the entire time of the senate for the day.
Conference reports ware presented and
agreed to on the bills for public buildings
at Cedar Rapids, la.; Burlington la., and
Ashland, Wis. Aftsr executive session the
senate adjourned.
In the house on the 7th the entire ses
sion was devoted to the consideration of
McKinley tariff bill.
In the senate on the 8th the house bill
providing for the classification of worsteds
was taken up and debated at some length.
It was passed without amendment by a
vote of 32 to '10. The senate
then, on motion of Senator Allison,
took up the pension appropriation
bill, appropriating for the next fiscal year
S97.090.761. Amendments offered by Sen
ators Sherman and Washburn to increase
the number of pension agents from eigh
teen and twenty to twenty-one gave rise
to a long discussion. As a vote disclosed
the absence of a quorum the senate ad
journed. In tho house on the Sth, after the read
ing of the journal, the house went into
committee of the whole on the tariff bill,
which consumed both the time of the day
and evening sessions.
In the senate on the 9th the annual ap
propriation bill was 'taken up, the ques
tion being on the amendment offered
by Senator Sherman increasing the num
ber of pension agents 1 salary 4,000)
from eighteen to twenty. It was
agreed to yeas, 20; nays, 19 a party Tote,
except that Senator Payne voted yea, and
Senators Ingalls, Allison, Plumb and
Teller nay. The bill was reported back
from committee of the whole to the senate,
and the question of that amendment came
ap again for action, which created quite a
lengthy discussion, the same being agreed
to by a vote of 22 to 21. Senator
Payne voted with the republic
ans, and Senators Allison, In
galls and Plumb with the democrats.
The bill then passed, and the military
academy bill was taken up and passed.
The army appropriation bill was then taken
up. Among the amendments agreed to
was a paragrapn appropriating 9iuu,uuu
for buildings at military posts for libra
ries, gymnasiums and canteens. Sen
ator Hale moved an amendment that
no alcoholic liquor, beer or wines should
be sold or supplied to enlisted men in any
such building. Senator Cockrell moved to
amend the amendment by striking out beer
and wine, No quorum voted and the sen
ate adjourned, leaving Sentators Hale's
and Cockrell's amendment's pending.
In the house on the 9th Mr. Hitt, of
Illinois, called up the bill granting a
pension of $1,200 a year to Mrs. Delia
X- S. Parnell, daughter of Admiral
Charles Stewart, with the amendment
reducing the pension to $50 per
month. After some opposition the
amendment was agreed to and the
bill as amended was passed. The senate
bili granting $75 per month pension to the
widow of Brig.-Gen. Ayres was passed.
The house then went into committee of the
whole 'Payson, of Illinois, in the chair,) on
the tariff bill, which consumed the entire
time of both the day and evening sessions.
In the senate on the 10th Senator Dawes
presented a communication from the dele
gations of the five Indian nations remon
strating against the numerous grants of
rights-of-way for railroads through the
Indian territory. The remonstrance
was referred to the committee on
Indian affairs. The army appropria
tion bill was then taken up. Sen
ator Hale's amendment providing -that
no alcoholic liquors, beer or wine, be sold
or supplied to enlisted men in any canteen
or building in a garrison or military post
was agreed to yeas, 20; nays, 13. Senator
Cockrell's amendment striking out the
words "beer or wine" was disagreed to.
The bill was then passed. The calendar
was then taken up and the following
bill among others was passed: Senate
bill authorizing the secretary of the in
terior to ascertain tne damages resulting
to any person who settled upon the Crow
Creek and Winnebago reservations in
South Dakota, between Feb. 27, 1885, and
April 15, 1885. The senate then took up
the individual pension bills on the calen
dar and passed all of them ( 185) in an hour
and a half. After executive session the
senate adjourned.
In the house on the 10th the entire ses -sion
was consumed in discussion of the
MoKinley tariff bill.
Mutilated Bodyofi Woman Found in a
Box at the Kansas City Union Depot.
Evidences of a ghastiv crime were dis
covered at the union depot in Kansas City.
In a pine box, two feet long, was found the
horribly mulitated body of a woman.
Most all of the flesh had been cut from the
bones and the head and face were mutil
ated beyond recognition. From all ap
pearances life could not have ceen extinct
for more than twenty-four hours. The
box was checked over the Wabash from
St. Louis.
Very Dry in Cuba.
The drought continues throughout
Cuba. Lately btrocg winds have bee
blowing. Many fires continue to be re
ported, not only in cane fields, but also on
cattle breeding pastures and farms, and
even in the woods. The mortality among
the cattle is daily increasing. It may be
said that there is not a single plantation
on the island that has not suffered more or
less from fire. In many localities the
ponds and brooks have completely dried
up, and the waters in the rivers have fallen
considerably. "
Once Rich. Now a Pauper.
A few years ago Nathan Williams, the
owner of all the Stanton, Ind., coal mines,
died, leaving his son and namesake f 30,.
(1 00. Young Nathan at once began a life of
dissipation. In nine months all his for
tune was spent and he was s workman in
the mines he formerly owned. He wa badly
crippled lately, and has jaat been commit
ted to the county poor asylum.
A Ca-.i'i-? TaOa-w.
Gstiva E. Fscre, importer of hardwire,
sadceiry and carnage fnmitur--, has rssda '
an assignment. Claims sled reach 981,- t
Excessively High Temperature
Throughout the Entire Northwest.
The report issued by the agricultural
departaent for the week ending May 3 is
as follows:
Temperature The week ending May 3
has been slightly cooler than usual ia New
England and in New York, the lake region
and the gulf states, while the temperature
j was slightly in excess in the south Atlantic
states, Tennesseet the Ohio valley, north
cm Virginia, southern Pennsylvania, Mary
land and the extreme southern portion of
New York. The week has been warm in
the northwest, while from Dakota west
ward to tne Pacific coast unusual and
high temperatures prevailed, the daily
average temperature for the week
ranging from 9 to 15 degrees aboTe
the normal. Ihe thermal conditions
for the season from January 1 to May 3,
remain substantially as reported for the
previous week, except that the area of sea
sonal excess has advanced northward ever
portions of Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska,
and the large deficiency "reported in the
Northern Rocky Mountain regions has
been greatly reduced by the high tempera-
' tore that prevailed during the past week in
that section. Over the Southern and mid-
, die Atlantic states, the lower lake region
and the Ohio valley, the average daily
temperature from January 1 to May 3 has
been about 4 degrees above the normal for
that period.
Precipitation During the week more
than the usual amount of rain occurred in
New England, the lower lake region, the
middle states north of Virginia, in Ohio,
Indiana, Hlinois, Missouri, and in portions
of Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Texas and eastern Kansas. Well distrib
uted showers occurred generally through
out the southern states east of the Mis
sissippi and in the upper lake region.
Light showers occurred in Nebraska,
southern Iowa, northern Minnesota and
central California, while no rain was re
ported from northern Iowa. Dakota and
the north Pacific coast. The rainfall was
generally heavy in the states north of the
Ohio rivr and in portions cf New Eng
land and the middle Atlantic states, Mis
sissippi and northern Texas.
The rainfall for the season continues in
excess generally over the Ohio and Cen
tral Mississippi valleys, the lake regions
and from the Texas coast northwestward
to western Nebraska and Colorado. Over
the states of the lower Missouri and upper
Mississippi valleys the seasonable rainfall
generally exceeds 75 per cent, of the nor
mal, while over tho greater portions of
Dakota and western Minnesota there has
been less than half the usual amount of
rain. This condition obtains in the south
Atlantic states and along the east gulf
General Remarks Beports from the
northwest indicate that the weather during
the past week in that section has been un
favorable en account cf abseare of rain.
The warm, dry weather has, however, fav
ored seeding, which has been about com
pleted. In Kansas, Missouri, Illinois,
Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas crops
were much improved by favorable weather,
' and corn planting is rapidly progressing.
Wheat was improved in Michigan, although
1 cold nights retarded growth, and light
frosts occurred on the 30th, which caused
slight damage.
The weather was unfavoiable in Texas,
and on low lands some replanting will be '
necessary. Mav crops are looking well in
Louisiana except in flooded district?.
In the South Atlantic states cotton and '
corn are reported in good condition, but !
more rain is needed. Id New England and '
the Middle Atlantic states crops were im- j
proved, and in these sections great progress '
was made in plowing and planting. Oats '
are about planted m New York; weather '
was favorable for fruit. Pennsylvania, '
wheat and grass are reported as promising
and fruit prospects good. ,
On the Pacific coast in Oregon wheat
prospects were never better; the peach and
apple crops will be short, but other fruits
and berries promise large crops. In Call- I
fornia the peach crop has been injured
by excessive rain, many trees being de
stroyed along the Sacramento river; fruit
prospects, however, are better in the
northern portion of this valley. About an
average good crop is anticipated, while
apricots and cherries are more promising.
Reports from California indicate that
the weather conditions have not been
favorable for the gram crops owing to the 1
excessive rains in manT localities. I
Congressman Struble Believes this Law Is '
Bound to Fall in Iowa The Pythian ;
Temple Will Probably Be Built in Des j
Moines. !
Congressman Struble here to day ex- !
preseed the belief that his bill making it
unlawful to export liquors into prohibition
states wouia not pass, ana tnat tne pro
hibitionists could not retain the Iowa law
unless future efforts 10 enforce it were
more vigorous than the past.
The Pythian temple committee met to
day to formulate a report to the grand
lodge in August. Des Moines submitted
plans for a $100,000 temple, and will un
donbtedly get it.
.Ind He Managed the Bank's Affairs on
the Individual Profit Plan.
A defalcation in the City National bank, f
of Albany, amounting to nearly $30,000, '
has been traced to George Whitney,
the individual bookkeeper, who
managed it through the overdraft
system in collusion with a prominent
Albany firm. An effort will be made
among the defaulter's friends to settle
the affair. He had been in the bank for
years and occupied a high social position.
Stock speculation is the cause.
Sioux City I-ive Stock.
Hogs Estimated receipts, L500; offloial
yesterday, 1.74L Market opened about steady,
but oon declined e. the bulk of the ho?s sell
ing below 14.00. Quotations Licit, JJ.K,3
.(W1-. mixed and hearr. 53.05a 4.00.
Cattle Estimated receipts. 300. official yes
tetruay, 301. Shipments. 'H6. Marker dull,
nothing doing. Quotations Fat steers, prime,
3.00 "4.25; medium to good. S3.6533.c5 , feed
era, choice 900 to 1.003 pounds, $.1.4043.60; me
dium to good. SJ.15;.'.33 , stocksra. cnoiee,
$3.(053.10, medium to good. 2 905 3.00; inferier,
92JS&2.X, cows, extra choice, SjS.73.f3.0Q:
medium to good, ?2.40 ,2.63. commes to infer
ior. L73a2.25, cancers. 75e31.50; yeaxlmaw,
cnoiee. Si0OS3.0O; ecramon, SZ309U.75; tailing-.
$2.90 1.2" , balls, choice, t2.6532.75 ; eaaa
mors. 92.G032.25. veal calves, peer to choice,
South Omaha LIti Stock.
Hogs Estimated receipts. 3,500 ;offleial yes
terday, 3,313. Market opened 5o lower, selling
t 3.?5.33.07'5 , bulk at t3.30.
Cattls Estimated receipts. 3.000; oeiai
yesterday. 4 ,3.5 , shipments. 37 cars. Xerxes
low and lower , quality ecod.
Chicago Liv Stock.
Hogs Keeelpu liOOO. Market weak.
Mixed. S4.00i24.221-: heavy g4.00-5t.25 light
CaxtiLBaeeicta. 6.000. Market weak
E-vs and steers. $3.50J5.23 , 3tockers ni
feeders, iS054 00; Tsxaas. 52.wa4.on.
Steep Receipts, 2.500. Market steady.
Natives. f4.00O?.30, corn fed. westerners. SiOO
36.15. Texans. ?4.S0340.
Chicago Produce.
Wheat C nsettled ; cash. 95 -3 36c . June. 34i
943 ct JuIt. 5ic
Cera Steady, cash. 34, Jane, 345340.
JuIt. 35Hc
Oats Steady
. caah, 27c . Jne. 13Jc . Julv.
Syaemnw, u.
Sssle Sis.
flaxseed it, 3.44. .
Whlaty SI.C2. 1
Pra7icsnsr-5er dH . iisl- ss j-i-- w. -n-
Milks State Bank
(Oldest State Bank in the Slate.)
Omaha, Chicago, New York, and all Foreign
And Ha'Ve Its Customers when they Need Help.
LEAlfDER GERRABD,.Pre-ideut.
G. W. HUT.BT, Vice-President.
Jpltal of $500,000
tal 90,000
C. H. 3H?LJW!rP8evt.
C. A; SEWMAN. Cashier.
jftNTEL SCHliaM, Aae't Cash.
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Frank Rof&r. A-aold P. H. Oehlnch.
wVUt dpOit;Jatereit aUewed na time
depoeitaHwaad Mil exchapl on U&ited States
aad EnroB, aajJ bif sad sell available e-jcftritiee. '
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