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volume xxl-number 5.
WHOLE NUMBER 1015.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 1891).
' jntlfiSarc, vice iwi
BEN. HENRI RAQATZ,
aa j. DuiuUlTan.
First National Bank
Statement of Condition at tht Close of
Business 8eptexaber 3D, 1889.
l.ons and Discounts $ 105,611 73
U.6. Bonds 10.M0 00
Other ntocka and bonds 10.2M 27
Ileal -tate, Fnrnitnre and Fiitorea . 11,622 9
Due from other banks $ 15.wys.25
" " U. 8. Treasury . 675.06
Cash on Hand 17.407.42 SS.1CS 67
1 357,628 07
pital and Surplus $ R0.000 00
VuA i TMed profit 7.017 90
National Bank noire outstanding 13,500 00
Hfylinconnt .. 22,420 14
Due Depositors 144,688 VI
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tuck pointing old or new brick work to repre
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THE PONTIFFS POWER.
PROMULGATION OF THE DOOMA IllS
CTJSSEO I EfKOI'E.
Now the Leading Topic on tlie Continent
unit Strongly Favored In Austria and
Elsenhere An Attack on Canadian Lines
or Railroad Dog Business in the United
The rontifTs Power.
The threatened promulgation of the
dogma that the temporal power of the
Pontiff, of which the church was deprived
by the advent of Victor Emmanuel into
Itome in 1675, is essential to the complete
majesty of the vice resent of Christ on
earth is the theme of general discussion in
Catholic. circles on the continent. The de
cision of sixty-sir. of the hundred bishops,
whose views of the matter were solicited
by the pope, that the present time is op
portune for the declaration of this principle
evinces a position swerving of popular
opinion. The fact that tho Italian bishops
opposed the proclamation is not to be
taken as evidence of their belief that
the occupant of the chair of St. l'eter
should not be a temporal as
well as a spiritual sovareign. The clergy of
Italy are placed in a position of such pe
culiar delicacy in regard to expressions of
opinion on matters touching the relations
of the church and the state that no posi
tive declaration of approval could bo ex
pected from thciu, while the laity hive
long since fallen iuto b state of npithy, as
regards both pope and Ling, owing to the
unchiugiug c.ndition of tho antagonism
between tho Vatican and the cjuiriual,
which the lnpso of twenty years has not
sufficed to mollify or even change in char
acter. Tho greatest number of favorable
replies to tho pope's circular, from any one
country, came from Austria, where the
sentiment in favor of the temporal sov
ereignity of tho church is strong and un
disguised among the people, and Portugal
furnished the next highest, tho rest being
divided abou eii tally amom; Germany,
France aud Spain.
An attack on the Canadian railroads do
ing business in the United M.'.tfs i made
in a bill introduced by Senator Gorman, of
Maryland, and now pending before the
inter-state commerce commission. The
bill provides for an additional section to
the present inter-htato commerce act. The
bill makes it unlawful for any railroad op
erating in an adjacent foreign country to
cany traffic destined to and from the
United States or running cars into or
through parts of the United States unless
the road lirst obtains a license or permit to
engage in such business. To obtain a
license the road must furnish by an
authorized agent an application to do
Buch business and to as;ieo by stip
ulation to conform to all the rules
aud regulations of the iuter-stnte com
merce act, and place itself, its books and
papers at tbe disposal of the commission
when demand is made. In bhrt, all Can
adian roads must conform to the inter
state commerce laws. If the commission
should decide tbat the road has been vio
lating any of the rules prescribed it may
suspend tbe license granted. The com
mittee on inter-state commerce has prac
tica'Iy decided to report on it favorably,
notwithstanding the protests made by the
Noithwestern people. It may not pass
the senate, but even if it does, it will
probably be held in the house committee
on commeice. Kepreentative Lind sajs
tie senators along the northern boundary
line wiil. no doubt, oppose the bill with
all tho foice they can command. The op
position will come principally from Min
nesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin. Mich
igan and all New England. Tho bill is in
the general line of attack that is being
made against Canadian roads and their
connections in the United States. Sen
ator Washburn says the bill will be de
feated in the senate.
Mormon from Europe.
The advance guar J of little army of
1,1200 converts to "Mormon, due here this
year on steamships of the Guion line, have
arrived at New York on the Wyoming. It
consisted of about 1 10 Swedes and Danes,
abont half of whom are women. They
were in the charge of Missionary Adolph
Anderson and four Mormon elders. Labor
Inspector Milhollaml questioned the mis
sionary to find out whether or not his con
verts might not be prevented from landing
under the contract labor law. The mis
sionary answered warily. He admitted
that the party had been assured
that they would find employment, but that
this employment was not actually waiting
them. Their relatives and . friends, the
missionary said, had guaranteed to give
them work. They were permitted to land
and took a steamer to Norfolk, whence
they will go west. Inspector Miliholland,
who was in Utah last fall looking into tbe
subject of Mormon immigration, thinks
that there is little doubt tbat nearly all of
the Mormon immigrants enter into a ver
bal contract with tbe missionary, who
promises them empku re t u the new
world. The recent decision of Judge La-
1 combe, Mr. Milholland thinks, gives the
collector power to bar immigrants who
come here even under an implied contract.
j Judge Ilrummond Head.
Judge Drummond, the venerable ex
judge of the United States circuit court,
j died at his home in Wheaton 111.
I Judge Drummond was one of tbe long-
i est in active service upon the bench of all
the "circuit judges in the country. He
was appointed in 1S5G and officiated con-
1 tinuously till 1SS1, when his growing in
firmity of body induced him to retire.
President Arthur appointed Judge Gres-
ham as his successor. The judge was 80
years of age at the time of death.
IVIiitnevS Stealing!. Crow.
Bookkeeper Whitney, of Albany, has
been rearrested on a warrant charging
him with making a false entry in bi
books. William Gould, of the firm of
law book publishers, has also been ar
rested. Tbe amount taken from the
bank is at least $100,000, and the
board of directors will prefer
charges of collusion to de
fraud against the parties interested
with Whitney. So far as known three
large business house ar -involved, houses
heretofore considered reputable. Cue of
the parties to draw an account is tbe
female proprietor of a saloon and hotel
where Whitney and tbe Goulds spent their
money. Cashier Brooks insists that tbe
bank is all right, but good financiers here
say that while depositors may not lose a
cent the bank is crippled and its only hop
is to reorg mize. Less than a month ago
it lost $140,003 by a similar operation of
i the late cashier with Ralph W. Thscher.
I The amount of the overdraf ' by the Gould
Bros. 16 estimated at $62,000.
A Vindictive Murderer.
A terrible tragedy occurred in Wall
itiett. New York, when a vindictive young
man. Aiphonso J. Stephens, shot and
mortally vronnded Lawyer Clin
ton G, Rryuoids, J ho murderer
id ! Vt ft fe9M Ifl tf S?i kit!
ing just arrived on tha White Star steamer
Majestic from Liverpool. The cause of
tho tragedy was as follows:
Stephens father carried on tbe fruit
business in New York. He died two yours
ago leaving his wife sole executrix. Alphonso
carried on the business, but converted
much of it into cash, depositing $50,000
with a 6afe deposit company. He quar
reled with and assaulted his mother, and
two months-ago went to Europe. During
bis absence his mother consulted
Lawyer Reynolds, who cd vised an at.
tachment against him and tbe safety
deposit company. He probably heard of
this on his arrival and at once went to
Reynolds' office, where he held an inter
view with him in the inner office. Hear
ing a shot fired the occupants of the outer
office rushed in and found Stephens
standing over Reynolds with a smoking
revolver in the hand and Reynolds prob
ably fatally wounded, with a bullet wound
just below the heart. Stephens was ar
rested and Reynolds was removed to a hos
pital. Kobbed tbe Old Man.
Another young man turned ingrate and
another old man cheated out of the sav
ings of a lifetime; more than $50,000 lost
in confidence displayed by a man of over
CO in a boy of less tban '21 a boy whom
he had come to look upon as a son and
whom he was to make his heir;tte boy out
of reach of tbe officers of the law for the
time being, at least, but another confiden
tial associate of the old man, suspected of.
complicity in the robbery, safe in a cell at
police headquarters in New York, whSre
Inspector Byrnes, with the utmost attempt
at secrecy, has held him for nearly a week.
Briefly put, this is the Btory in which the
old man part is played by John
H. Wallace, the veteran editor and
proprietor of MiUace'H Monthly, which
is known the country over as an
authority on matters relating to
trotting horses. Robert L. Wallace, who
called the elder man uncle, and had re
ceived more favors at bis hands than most
nephews, plays tho part of youthful ingrate
and thief; and Leslie E. MacLeod, confi
dential associate of John H. Wallace, as
he was associato editor of Wallace's
Monthly, plays the part of th9 suspected
accomplice of the lad in his deliberate
scheme of plunder. It seems that Mr.
Wallace had absolute confidence in his
nephew and allowed him to catry the keys
to his safe deposit box and to attend to all
his bank business. Tho result is the loss
of $3-1,000 worth of bonds and about
$20,000 in cash.
A IJeifiii of Teiror in Florida.
News has been received from Cedar
KeysFla., that that city has been in a
tetrible commotion since Saturday. The
mayor and marshal ere holding high carni
val. The lighthouse keeper had a pistol
discharged at him while he was on tbe
street and warned to keep off the street.
An inoffensive man, an Episcopal clergy
man and his wife, have left the city to
avoid horse whipping. The Uoited States
collector has been held up by Mayor Cot -trel
and his ally, the town marshal, and
threatened with imprisonment if ho stepped
out of his office, and It. M. Dozier, ngent
of the Florida Central railroad, was way
laid and an attempt made to shoot him.
The telegraph operator was terribly
whipped by a negro, Mayor Cottrell hold
ing a loaded pistol to tbe negro's head and
torciu bim to do the whipping. He
grossly insulted ladies of tbo town, and iu
fact thiuRB are so bad tbat many of the
oldest and leading citizens have left tho
place, including several ministers. It is a
perfect reign of terror, and every person
met on the street for the last few days has
Threo Hundred Thousand Dollars Lost in
the Failure of Ooren. Wright A Co.
The firm of Doren, Wright & Co., Wall
street brokers, has announced to its cor
respondents its inability to meet its obli
gations. E. D. Williams, geneial mana
ger of the house, said that no statement
would be made for a couple of days. The
liabilities, he added, would be iu the neigh
borhood of $ 300,000, with only nominal
assets. The loss will be distributed all
over the country, but no individual loss
will exceed $10,000. Williams said that
already the firm had received a number of
sympathetic and encouraging messages
from many persons who were among tin
IoEers. Tbo firm has no indebtedness on
any of the exchanges in New York. The
Boston house has also suspended busi
sans. Pastor Berger's Confession.
Church circles, of Charleston, Ind.. are
troubled by the scandal in which the most
prominent clergyman of tbe town is in
volved. Rev. Henry Berger, pastor of the
German Methodist church, it is said, has
confessed to having sustained improper re
lations with a handsome and prominent
woman of his parish. She, on tbe other
Land, denies the charge and proposes to
bring a libel suit. Berger held the highest
social position, and was very popular, and
everybody is astonished that he should
make such a confession. He has an in
valid wife and a fine family, who feel the
matter keenly Since tbe matter became
public he has thrown up his license to
preach and withdrawn from the church.
Tired of Bread and Water.
The Cronin prisoners, Burke and O'Sul
livan, have been released from solitary
confinement. They have been in the dark
cell for a week, on the usual diet of bread
and water. They were somewhat bleached
when turned out, and looked as if they
would enjoy a square meal of straight
prison diet without any smuggled side
dishes. There was no further informing,
and nothing more has been disclosed. Tbe
officials are satisfied that no more plots
will be made.
Kansas Crop Suflerins From Drought
There is grave danger in northeastern
Kansas that the wheat crop will be a fail
ure owing to a lack of rain. Farmers say
that unless there is rain within three or
four days they will plow their fields up and
put in other crops. Three weeks ago there
was a magnificent wheat prospect, but the
absence of rain has stoppped its growth,
and it is now beginning to head out at a
height of less than a foot. A good ain
would save it.
Wife and Daughter Asphyxiated.
The wife and daughter of President G.
Stanley Hall, of Clark university at Wor
cester, Mass , were found dead in bed, ac
cidental suffocated by gas, which escaped
during the night from a defective burner.
President Hall is out of the town. Medi
cal aid, which was promptly summoned,
proved of no avail.
Presented to the Czar.
Charles Emory Smith, the new Ameri
can minister to Russia, presented his
credentials to the czar on Wednesday.
The czar subsequently gave an audience
to Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Josiah Stanford Dead!
Joriah Stanford, brother of United States
Senator Leland Stanford, and a wall known
pioneer of California, died at his home in
Oakland of heart disease.
Vaui Has a Walkaway.
The republicans of Randall's congres
sional district will make no noainatioa to
!fe TMttt pl)
FR03 OYER THE SEA.
GEKMAST .VND ENGLAND UNITING TO
SECURE AFRICAN TERRITORY.
Stanley Quoted as Saying that England's
Apathy Makes Bim Very Weary Emln
Pasha Has Information Which Would
Prove Sensational Free Trade Losing
During the debates on the East Africa
:redits in the reichstag, Baron Von Mar
shall explained that tbe mission of Emin
Pasha in Africa on the part of the Ger
mans would be confined to establishing
friendly relations with those tribes in the
interior who are within the German sphere
af interest, and to estimate the cost of
sventually forming some fortified stations
in the interior. In the negotiations with
England, regarding tbe boundaries of their
respective possessions in Africa, the pie
dominating wish of Germany was to
go hand in hand with England and to
cultivate tbe common interests of
both countries. The object was not to ac
quire as much territory as possible, but to
keep together what was naturally con
nected by a course of waterways, as a
means of communication. On this point
Germany was prepared to come to an un
derstanding with England. Gen. Yon Ca
privi stated that though he had originally
warmly approved the colonial policy of the
empire, he agreed with Prince Bismarck
tbat such a policy could only be main
tained with tbe support of the nation. As
matters now stand the government cannot
retreat from its position in regard to colo
nial affairs without the loss of honor and
For Commercial Companies.
After referring to his past coolness to
ward colonization. Gen. Yon Capri vi said
that it was the aim of tho government to
bring matters in the colonies to a satisfact
ory state and than leave the commercial
companies to carry on what tbe empire had
begun. He fully agreed with Herr von
Bamberger that the time might arrive when
Europe would require every mark and every
man at home. Therefore, he would not
send a single mark or a single man to East
Africa more than was absolutely necessary.
Regarding slavery be said:
We muBt found stations, and bullet and Bible
must act in the cause of civilization. Without
billing slave dealers you can never abolish
slavery. We hope to be in a position to con
duct federal affairs so that the general polioy of
Germany will not bo injured, and the just feel
ing of national pride will not be wounded.
The colonial government, he said, had
its origin in the 6ame idealism or romanti
cism that unified the empire, There was a
surplus of this after the war and it was
directed toward colonizing. The move
ment was injudicious as if one had only
to raise tbe land to conjure forth lumps of
gold and ready-made cigars, and was be
gun with little practical knowledge or pru
dence. Still he cherished the hope that
East Africa would become a fitting sphere
for the investment of private capital.
England Wearies Stanley.
Mr. Stanley, in an interview regarding
the German movements in Africa, said that
he was wearied by England's apathy and
pliancy in regard to the operations being
carried on by the Germans. If England
continued to remain inactive tho Germans
would secure paramount influence in Af
rica. Following the advice given by him
self, the Germans went to Africa in 1883,
and bis advice had been repeatedly sought
and accepted by them since tbat time. The
emperor and the Fatherland, Mr. Stanley
said, are backing Maj. Wissman, and it is
impossible for him to fail in his undertak
ings to advance German interests in Africa.
Could Create a Sensation.
Dr. Zucchinetti of Cario has received a
letter from Emin Pasha, dated Bag
amoyo, March 31. In this letter Emin
"When I left tbe hospital I found myself be
tween the English and the Germans. My de
cision to return to the heart of Africa in the In
tel est ot the Germans was soon taken when i
saw that tho English were endeavoring to (de
rive advantages from the prestige of my name.
With reference to btanley and Tippoo Tib, I
havo information in my possession which, if
published, would create a great sensation.
Stanley will be the first to stir np people against
Free Trade Losing Ground.
Mr. Gladstone, speaking at the Cobden
club, said that the free traders must recog
nize with great disappointment how much
ground they have lost within the last
twenty-five years. Militarism, which was
lying like a vampire over Europe, was
responsible for most of the mischief, but
not all, because free trade had receded in
countries where militarism does not pre
vailthe United States and the British
The great republic, he said, had never
accepted the doctrines of free trade. There
was once a kind of qualified progress to
ward them, which was checked, and opin
ion hnAmfl fff0raiciVA Still tliavo ,a
great promise that the American free trade A
party would ultimately triumph at the
polls. Regarding bimetalism, he believed
that its advocates smelt therein a speedy
rise in prices. It was a movement in the
direction of protection.
The London reception to Stanley in Guild
hall was an enthusiastic affair. A dense
crowd thronged the approaches and the
guests numbered 2,000. The lord mayor
presented the explorer a gold casket
containing an address from the cor
poration of London. Stanley in re
turning thanks said Congo might have be
longed to England had Englishmen list
ened to hia lectures between 1879 and 1884.
Belgium was reaping 100 per cent. England
might have had east Africa, but her jour
nalists see everything through an
opaque glass. Germany to-day has
the lion's share and cannot fail to
win in the long run. Wissmsnn never
heard of such things as Quakerisms,
peace societies, anti-enterprise companies
and namby-pamby journalism all of
which are clogs to every hearty endeavor
made by England. He hoped the govern
ment would remember the services of his
companions and not chill their young souls
with tbe neglect which first warped poor
Gordon after his heroic achievements in
Steamers to Africa.
The contract between the German gov.
eminent and the East Africa Steamship
company provides for the payment to the
company of a subsidy of 990,000 marks an
nually. The company on its part under
takes to maintain for ten years a main line
of steamers from Hamburg to Delagoa bay.
None of these steamers shall be below
2,200 tons burden, and their average speed
shall be ten and one-half knots per hour.
These steamers will call at a port in either
Belgium or Holland, and at Lisbon, Na
ples, Fort Said, Zanzibar and Dar-es-Sa-lam.
The company will also establish a
coast line from Zanzibar to Lames. The
steamers of this line will call at Bagamoya,
Saadani, Fsngani, Langa, Dar-es-Salam,
Pemba and Mombasea. Another coast line
will be established from Zanzibar to In
hambana, the steamers of which will call
at Silwa, Lindi, Ic-o, Qnillimane and Chi-
NEBRASKA NUBBINS OP NEWS.
Nebraska Farmers Win.
The supreme court has decided the cele
brated Elmwood elevator case. Something
like a year ago the Farmers' alliance at
Elmwooi appealed to tbe Missouri Pacific
'or tbe right to erect an elevator on the
right of way at tbat place, and was re
fused. .It then carried tho case to the
state board of transportation aud seemed
an order on the company to comply with
the request. Tbe company refused to
obey and Attorney-General Leese, on
behalf of the board and the alliance,
applied to tbe enpreme court for a
writ of mandamus to compel the rail
road company to respect the orders of the
board. The couit granted the writ, thti9
sustaining the action of the board. This
ilecisiou is regarded as an important one,
as it settles the question of tbe jurisdic
tion of the board of transportation over
this class of cases. It also settles the
right of the people to erect elevators at the
company's stations and be accorded equal
shipping facilities with all others. Thir
was a test case on which the fate of fully t
dozen other cases in various parts of the
Vubbins of Nebraska Xewi.
SeveraTj wild horses were seen last
week in McFherson county.
The Catholics of Barucston will erect a
$2,000 church cdific?.
The Baptists of Fremont are raising a
fund for a parsonage.
It is roported that there arc now over
30,000 head of cittle in Thurston county.
The Fifth district W. C. T. U. will hold
its convention at Superior June 11 and 12.
A Soxs of Veterans cami has b?en
organized at Ulysses, with a membership
The largest bell for the Bow Valley
chimo of six, weighing 2,800 pounds, has
jut been taken from the depot at Har
tington. For the shooting of William Xe?, at
Crawford, several da3S ago, Timothy
Spring was held without bail under the
chirga of murder and remanded to jail.
WEiiLS, the Logan county murderer,
was convicted in the disttict court at
Gaud;, of murder in the second degree and
Fenteuced to eleven years in the peniten
tiary. According to instructions from the
board of supervisors the county attorney
of Custer couuty has commenced suit
against delinquent subscribers to the court
Mrs. Anna Parzak, wife of a well-to-do
Bohemian farmer near Dodge, com
mitted suicide by jumping into a well forty
feat deep. Her husband was an cyo wit
ness, but was unable to render any assist
ance. While Mr. Cone, of Guide Rock, was
trying to release a cow tbat had become
entangled iu some wire, the animal kicked
and Cone's finger was caught between the
wiro a nil a board and smoothly ampu
tated. A son court-house with walls about
three feet thick is being built on the n6w
county scat site iu McPherson county.
There has been some talk go
iug the rounds that an effort
would be male to have tho commis
sioners abandon tho sod building being
built and erect a frame one. "This is all
bosh," sbvh the McPherson New. "The
members of the board are too level-headed
to pay any attention to anything so absurd
as suoh a proposition at the present time,
and are heartil- in accord with the resolu
tion of tbe mass convention to the effect
that 60 long as the people of the county
live in sod quarters the officers should be
content with like quarters. When an of
fi :er feels above the people they should
take a drop on him."
A g un club has been organized at Sidney.
The Sons of Veterans have organized a
camp r-t Lyons.
Fremont tourists are planning an ex
cursion to Yellowstone park.
The farmers of Dixon countv will start
a co-operative general merchandise store.
At Harvard saloonkeepers are being pros
ecuted for selling adulterated whiskv.
Prof. Hicks, stato geologist, is of the
opinion, since investigating tho flowing
welis of Dixon aud Holt counties, that the
Dakota artesian or water-baaring strata
extends into Nebraska.
The McCook Gazelle m a temperance
article says: "McCook recognizes that
water may be excellent for bathing pur
pones, and also for navigation, but it will
never be popular in thiB city as a bever
age." While the little son of M. A. Kieff,
living near Rushville, was in tbe act of un
harnessing an ox the animal was struck
and -killed by lightning. The boy was se
verely shocked, but is apparently as well
Lincoln R. Petit, alias Harr- Smith,
and Thomas Lilly, confined in the Central
City jail on the charge of burglary, worked
their way to freedom with the aid of a bed
slat, and have not been heard from since.
James Pummel, of Auburn, was at
tracted by a peculiar noise in the rear of his
premises and saw the leg of an infant
protruding from a manure pile. Tho child
was recovered and it is thought will live.
Jennie Blunt, an orphan girl 18 vears of
Dg, was suspected and admitted being the
mother of the child.
Stafford Woodhcll, aged 10 years,
and Meg-the-tain, aged 33 years, Omaha
Indians on tho reservation, were last week,
by Judge Downs, of Thurston county,
licenced to marry. They have lived to
gether after the Indian custom until they
have a good 6ized family, some of the
children being about grown, says the Lyons
Mirror, but if they are to be white people
hereafter, clothed with full-fledged citizen
ship, they want to be married after tho
custom of tbe whites.
Peter Hiltman, aged 10 year, was
pushed under a nose cart at Nebraska City
and had his leg mashed so badly tbat am
putation was necessary. "
An exciting scene took place at a burial
in Syracuse, N. Y., the family monument
falling, smashing the coffin and precipitat
ing it, the body and a pall bearer into the
grave. A new coffin was soon obtained
and the corpse buried.
The important work of draining the
Roman marshes, on which the Italian Gov
ernment has been engaged since 1881, is
now well advanced towarl completion.
The work can only be carried on at cer
tain seasons of the year, owing to the uu
healthfulcess of the district.
A Lancaster, Pa., horse was bitten
Borne time ago by a rabid dog, which was
afterwards shot. Mr. Harvey carefully
attended to his horse and expected to save
him, but all the well known symptoms of
hydrophobia soon developed." The horse
bit his stall, snapped viciously at every
thing within reach, and finally died after
It is an interesting point in American
history if, as stated, the confedrate gruv
uniform was borrowed from the Firt Vir
nuia Recimcnt. wLiih borroed it from
Jhe Seventh New York KeJiuent. Tbo
rotftderatc long "Dixie" was of northern
FARMERS WANT ai6.O00.000 WITH
WHICH TO BUILD WAREHOUSES.
Opinions That the Recent Original Park
age" DeclMin Affects States Having High
License Northwestern Congressmen
Will Stand Together for Liberal River
and Harbor Appropriations, Etc.
If the opinions of some eminent men
are correct, the recent "original package"
decision by the supreme court is of as
much interest in a high license state as in
Iowa or any other prohibition 6tate. The
opinion is expressed freely that it applies
to high license as well as prohibition laws.
Senator Hoar has taken occasion to ox
press himself to that effect. Ex-Gov.
Dingley, who represents a disttict of
Maine in tbe lower house, and who is
counted a clear-beaded lawyer, had ex
pressed the opinion that the decision ap
plies precisely to high license as it does to
prohibition. The position which these
meu are forced to take is tbat if the pas
sage of a law prohibiting the sale of
liquor in "original packages" is uncon
stitutional interference in inter-state
commerce, tbe passage of a law
requiring payment of n high
license for selling "original pakagos" is
an interference of precisely the same na
ture. Senator Hoar went so far as to say
that under the decision tbe power of tie
state to regulate the sale by local op
tion, prohibition or license were alike un
lawful. If au "original package" may be a
pint flask or a tciled miniature demijohn
containing a single drink, tho effect on the
sale in high license states would prac
tically exempt outsido shippers, who could
do an almost retail business under tho op
eration of the state law. A new bill has
been introduced by Mr. Wilsou, of Iowa,
conferring on tbe states the power to rog
ulate tho handling of imported liquors, to
which tha same objection was made on tho
ground that this power could not be dele
gated to the states. A good deal of appre
hension is expressed from men from high
license 6tates that the decision will seri
ously affect tbe working of the law.
.'AKMEKS' ALLIANCE IIEAItlXtJ
SIK.OOO.OOO Wanted to Build Warehouse.
The hearing of the Farmers' alliance
representative was continued by tho ways
and means committee. Mr. Livingston,
the national lecturer of the organiza
tion, took up the argument. He
quoted President Lincoln's prophecy tbat
the corporations would be enthroned;
that the property of the country would be
concentrated and the republic itself over
thrown. Thank God the last prediction
was not fulfilled, but the others bad been.
One-twentieth of tho people owned three
Gfths of the property. If congress refus-d
to approve tho sub-treasury plan, I hen let
it remove the restrictions hedging in tho
national banking system. The farmers
would say nothing about trusts
and combinations and the con
centration of money if they could
hold their crops in sub-treasuries and were
not compelled, as at present, to soil them
at stated times. It would be a godsend
to tbe country to pass tbe sub-treasury
bill for tho reason, if for no other, that
there would not he n bucket shop left in
the United States. Tbe day of specula
tion in crops would be done away with and
tho producer and consumer would be
Sixteen million dollars would build all
tbe warehouses tbe alliance wanted.
What good were river and harbor im
provements to the debt-ridden, oppressed
In conclusion he said tbat if the com
mittee thought a landed basis best; if they
could not accept a crop basis, let them put
it in the bill. "Do something to relieve
the farmers. Don't make it a question of
tariff or politics, but let the bill stand on
NORTH WESTERN COXtiKKSSM EN.
They Will Stand Together for Liberal
River and Harbor Appropriation.
Considerable opposition is being devel
oped to the river and harbor bill, but there
is no probability that it will be put off un
til next session, as suggested in the same
report, but will probably be taken up as
soon as the tariff bill is out of the way.
The delegation from Washington is not al-
' together satisfied with the bill and will
make a strong fight to amend it in tbe
senate, even nt the expense of Oregon.
The Washington senators are already pre
pared to make n fight for their state and
have introduced and had referred to the
commerce committee amendments to the
bill covering the points needing immediate
attention. The Oregon people are willing
that Washington shall get all that is pos
sible, but will object to any changes at the
expense of their state. In tbe latter
' state improvements have been goiDg on
, partially for years, and in tbe present bill
provision is made for the expenditure of
sufficient sums to make improvements in
stead of barely keeping up tbe work begun
years ago. Senator Allen says that the new
state senators will have something to say
upon the appropriation for surveys, and
that all will stand together upon the ques
tion when it comes ap for consideration in
the senate. Tbe senators from North and
South Dakota and Montana have joined in
and will work together to secure something
like just appropriation. The semte com
mittee on commerce has began consid
eration of the bill as reported to the house
so as to be able to make a prompt report
on it to tho senate when it reaches there.
Speaking of the action of tbe committee,
Chairman Frye said he had no doubt the
bill would pass the house.
Appropriations too Small.
The vice-president has laid before the
senate a statement from Secretary Noble
in which that official urges the necssity of
, larger appropriarions to be expended in
the surveyor-general's office in South Da
kota. The secretary calls attention to the
fact that the opening of tbe Sioux reser-
I vation will necessitate an unusually heavy
expense, and believes that the appropria
tions called foriu tbe legislative, executive
and judicial bill are too small.
Interrsted In the Indians.
The secretary of the interior is in favor
of uniting tbe Indians at the Pine Ridge
i agency, South Dakota, and those at the
Tongue River agency, Montana, an I lo
cating them upon the Crow or some other
reservation. The president believes such
1 an arrangement would promote the best
; interests of both bands.
A National University.
Mr. Edmunds has introduced in the sen
ate a bill to establish at Washington a uni
versity of the United States, to be con
trolled by the United States. A sum not
exceeding $500,000 is to be appropriated
for grounds and buildings, and $3,00 ,Q'tf
is to be i6t aside as a cerpetual fund. lht
institution is to be non-sectarian.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Hamburg is in durkne&s, owing to s
strike of workmen in the gas woiks.
The Southern Baptist convention nl
Fort Worth, 'J ex., has adjourned to meet
at Birniogfaaa in May nest,
CHARLES RANDOLPH TALKS.
He Does Not Itemeittbrr How He Left Chi
cago His lleallti Improving.
Charles Randolph, ex-secretary of th9
Chicago board of trade, has been found at
Portland, Ore., after tbr-:e days' search.
I have been in TorttaiM KSverdl weeks. My
family knows where I aui. and I did not know
that any one else cared lam not skulking or
trying to keep undercover I hive nothing to
conceal, nothing to shield, but I am at a loss to
understand why any one in Chicago should be
wotried about me. How did I ha; psn to leave
C hicao so suddenly, do you ask '.' Well. I don't
I now There i3 no nee t of asking me that.
You kro-.vjuet as much about it as 1 do. The
circumstance of my leaving is a blan to me.
and 1 iloubt whether I ever will be able to tell.
I l:noi I wai sick, tired ana worn out.
1 mut havo loft on tho spur ef the
iiioiii-nt. I havo been under tho harrow
for." years, and naturally the old
michlnery began to show evidence
of wetir and weukl'inn;;. I F3 not holding nny
position in t hi -ao at tlio time of my loavtng
Failing h a'th compel ed me t give up work
several years ao. Cp tJ November lakt I wa
I'reAldont of thu Amirican Fire Proof Steel C r
company. A sudden sick spell made me re
sign my position with thrt company and since
that titno I have been trying to take it easy.
Having been engaged itt active pursuits foi
nbout forty yearn. I find no pleasure iu doing
nothing, and I um afraid I will never be my Belt
evaln. t'pon my arrival in this city I rngased
a ijuiet room a pli rt distance beyond tho Port
laud hotel, and I am now trviut; to recuperate
my hea'th. ! am still very sick, but f?ol that 1
in improving. My catnrrli, which used to give
me considerable trouble l.ni left me, and 1
think that a short sojourn Ler will prove
bcnoliciol to my health. The Cr gon ilimate
seems to agreo with me. The only man 1 know
in Portland i S. H. Montgomery. wnS was a
delesateto tbo naticnal trnd-.s conventional
the tun" I as te retnry of the national board,
although I fia.e met several ULicugo friouds on
LYNCHED A WOUNDED -MAN.
Fitting End of a Desperate Character in
A murderer named Griswell, who was
severely wounded, was lynched on Mon
day. The house where he was confined
was a light stmcturo covered with canvas
The lynching party armed with Winches
ters, compelled tbe surrender of the guards,
tbrew blankets over their heads and de
tachments took them away. Tbo canvas
ceiling was then torn away, n rope
thrown over the rafter and a noose slip
jed over Grisviell's neck. Ho was drawn
up and strangled and the lynchers loft,
Griswell was a desperate character anc
generally wont armed. Last Wednesday
he had nn encounter with Constable
Southard in which he shot the constabli
who died in a few minutes, but not unti
he bad returned the fire and, as was sup
posed, fatally wounded Griswell. It wat
finally stated that Griswell might recovei
and it was understood he rejoiced over thi
killiug of Southard and threatened to kill
t.iee other citi.cns. This probably pro
cipitated the lynching which was threatened
at tbe time of Southard's murder, but wa
supposed to have been abandoned in view
of Griswell's dying condition.
TROURLKS IN TEXAS.
The Farmers' Alliance or the Lone Star
State In Serious Trouble.
After tbe dispatch bad been sent out
from Austin a few days ago announcing
a suit against the Farmers' alliance man
agers at Dallas it was deemed expedient by
prominent alliance men tbat matters be
kept quiet a short time. Yesterday all
grounds for further secrecy ended when
tbe attorney announced a suit
enjoining tbe publication of the
Mercury, and not for or against
its present managers. Two other suits
will be instituted against the old alliance.
The allegations set forth some grave
charges, and show a woeful state of affuit
and deplorable misuse and waste of funds.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars sent up
to Dallas, it is alleged, have been frittered
away, and tbe alliance men assert the sum
will reach over $1,000,000.
Vhiix Nominated to Succeed Randall.
Hon. Richard Vaux was nominated for
congress by the democratic convention in
Philadelphia to fill the vacancy caused by
tbe death of Samuel J. Randall.
A special election in tho third district
will be held May 20. Vaux is a native of
Philadelphia and was born in 1816. During
President Van Burens' administration he
acted as secretary of the American legation
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Near "eridian. Miss., Whito Caps set
fire to the cabin of a negro nsmed Ander
son. Anderson ran out, fired into tbe
crowd, killing Louis Land and wounded
two others and escaped.
Leslie MacLeod, tbe associate editor
of Hace' Monthly, of New York, has
been discharged. MacLeod was charged
with being implicated with Robert L. Wal
lace in stealing bonds from John H. Wal
lace, proprietor of tbe monthly.
While a number of children were play
ing in an excavation for a cellar in Brook
lyn the embankment caved in upon them,
and Arthur Taylor, aged 8 years, his
brother John, aged 3, and Percy Weaver,
aged 8, were smothered to death.
At Bangor, Maine, James McGnire.
respondent in tho "Original Package" case,
was fined $100 and costs or ninety days ic
jail, it being held that he was amenable
to state laws. He has appealed the case
Dee Griffin, a negress near Hunts
ville, Ala., gave birth to illegitimate twins
George Griffin and John Robertson,
negroes, killed both and sewed the bodies
up in a shawl, which they left in th
Hloax City Live Stock.
Hugs Estimated receipts, 1.600; oSstal yes
terday, 3.392. Market opened rather slow with
prLes ruling firm at 24c nfgber than last night's
close and about fc higher thaa yesterday
more Ing. Everrthlngs sold at .1.92'vl 18.
Cattle Estimated receipts. 300; official yes
teday, 500 Shipments. 565. No good eattlc
here ; market dull and lower on ccmrr.cn infer
ior offerings. Quotations: Fat steers, prime,
$3.90 "4.25; medium to good. 3.C5S.5; feed
ers, choice 900 to 1.000 pouBds,$3.40 9Mt; me
HUM to good, j. 15 S.:r; stookers, cboiee,
Sr4.uo.ea.iO ; medium to good, 3 9033.00 inferior,
2.263160; cows, extra choice, a.75a3oo-.
medium to good, $2.40 ?.f 5 ; common to infer
ior. SI.T5 2.25 ; canners. 75c f 1.50 ; yearlings,
choiee. $.'.5033. 00; common, (1.50&.75 ; tail
ings. C2-00 1.25 ; bulls, choice, $Z692.75 : com
mon. 2.G0&&25; veal ealves, poor to ehoi-e,
South Omaha Live Stock.
Hogs Estimated receipts, 3.500 ; official yes
terday. 5,f7C. Market opened c higher;
selling at S.34.00: bulk at S3 90.
Cattle Estimated receipts, feCO; ofEcisi yes
terday, 2,fc50 ; shipments, 63 cars. Market steady
to a shade stronger.
Chicago Live Stock
Hogs Receipts 17,000. Market active and 5c
hirher. Light, $3.9554.20; heavy packing and
Cattle Becsipts, 1I.C00 Market steadv.
B-eTes-S3.90i5.15; itockers and feeders. S2.S0
Sheep Beesipts, 5,000. Market strong. Na
tives. S4.8US3.3u; westerns. $4t0&3.2.
Wheat Steady; cash. 94 Sic; June, OlUc,
Cera Steadi ; cash, 34Jc , June, 3 1 He. ; July,
Oats Firm; cash, 23c; June, 27:-c; July,
Rye Steady ; 52c.
Prime Timothy Steady; 1.28 1.2.
Flax seed Firm; S1.45.
lork bull; cash. S12.37.U; Jmie, SU.43:
JuU-. 1 GO.
Provisions Lrtl dull; easb, .:; Jane,
9.MJ illy. sVHi.
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CH. Vice Pre.
J. T TWkor
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