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VOLUME XXI.-NUMBER (.
WHOLE NUMBER 1016.
POLtMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 28; 1890;
A. ANDERSON. Pres't.
J. H. GALLEY, Vice Praat.
C. ANDERSON, P. ANDERSON,
JACOB GREIBEN, HENRY BAGATZ,
JOHN J. SULLIVAN.
First National Bank
Statement of Condition at the Close cf
'Business September 33, 1859.
Loans and Discounts
V. 8. Bonds
... 10.500 m
0:hTftork and bonds
Itcal Itat Furniture and Fixtnm .
- from itlir banks $ 15,0ift.2i
" " U. .S. Treasury . f.73.03
$ 2.57,023 07
npitnl and finrplns ,
National Hank uoli-s outt-tandinR .
.$ 0.000 00
. UJM 00
. 22,3 U
. 14 LOSS Vi
t 207,028 07
Oflico ocr Columbus Stnto Bank, Columbus,
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CLXLIM. A UKEDER,
A TTORXE YS A T LA W,
Ofliro ow First National Bank, Colnmbns,
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tVPartion difiriiiR PtirvojinR done can so.
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tn Court Hour?. SmajSi-y
I .1. CRAJIER,
CO. SL'P'T PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
I will Im in my oflico in the Court Houso. the
third Saturday of each month for the examine
,tinn of npiilicantH for teachers' certificate, and
for the transaction of other school business.
T K. COOKi'M,
DILI Y and EXPRESSMAN.
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care. Hrnd'iiinrtrri) Ht J. 1 Hrcker A Co.Y Hic.
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"brick iiint-rlups and offered ot reasonablo rates.
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Proprietors and Fublifhers of the
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and platerin, free. Special attention iriven to
setting boilers, mantles, etc. Staining and
tuck pointing old or ne brick rork to repre
sent pressed brick, a specialty. Correspondence
solicited. Reference given.
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SUCCINCT M'MSIAKV OP A
Bills and Kesolutions Introduced 1i.V Top
ic Discunseil by tlio il0llal IJotly of
In the senato on tbo 19th Senator Hale,
from the committee on appropriations, re
ported back the annual naval appropria
tion bill. The silver bill was then taken
up and Senator Dplph spoko :n favor of
tbe treasury bill. Ho argued Bgainst the
free coinage of silver ns something that
would step the coinage of gold, but
thought international bi-metalhtm was de
sirable. After executive csson the senate
The house-, on the l'Jth, went into
committee of the whole on the
tariff bill. "Wilson, of Vest Vir
ginia, took tho floor on a questiou of
personal privilege. Ho made a Ktatement
concerning the controcrsy between Bayne
Bynnm and himself, about the Canpbell
affidavit. He neked Bayue if he indorsed
tho charges contained in Campbell' leltt-r
so far as they applud to bini Wilson), and
Bayno replied, expresBing ; egret that the
controversy had occurred, and denied that
he intended nny reflection on either Bynuni
or Wilson. "Wilson then said ho had no
further statement to make, and the subject
was dropped. The balance of the session
was devoted to consideration of tho tariff
In the senate on the 20tb Senator Stan
ford introduced a bill providing for loaus
on public land) ami annoum.e'1 that he
would in the future address tLo seuute
upou the Fubjcct. Tho senate then pro
ceeded to tho consideration of the "origi
nal package" bill. Jionotor Wilnou, of
Iowa, who introduced the bill, nudiessed
the senate m explanation and advocacy of
it, stating that it ni made licutffeury by
the recent decision of tli3 supreme
court. It was in response to a sug
gestion contained in that decision that
congress could permit the exercise ol tLe
restraining power of a state; and it uas
for the purpose of giving that permission
that tho bill had been introduced and re
ported. The effect would be to leave each
state to determine for itself what its policy
should bo in regard to the traffic in intoxi
cating liquors. At the present time original
package saloons vein being organ i. d in
his state. The package might be a pint or
half a pint of whisky, or a keg or a bottle
of beer. It was to put a stop to such prac
tice aud recognize in even- stato the
power to regulato its own internal
policy that the bill as reported, relator
Vtst said he was not able to agree with
the majority or tho committee m report
ing the bill, because it would sweep
away the exclusive jurisdiction of the
United States over iuter-state commerce.
After further discussion, the bill went over
without action and the senate proceeded
to the consideration of the resolutions
offered by Senator Cameron in respect to
the memory of tho late Kepic-entative
Kelloy, of Pennsylvania. At the close
of the eulogies the senate, as a further
mark of respect to the memory of Mr. Kel
In the house on the 20th a conference
as ordered on the District of Columbia
appropriation bill and then the houso went
into committee of the whole on the tariff
bill which consumed the time until 11:20,
when it adjourned.
In tho senate on tho 21st tho resignation
of Sergeant-at-Arms Canady was received
and laid on the table. It is to take effect
June 3t. Senator Wilson, of Iowa, made
an effort to have the bill relating to liquors
imported into prohibitory states taken up
and considered, but he was forced to yield
to the prior claim of the silver bill, which
was taken up, and on which Senator Stew
art proceeded to address the senate.
Senator Wilson, of Iowa, gae notice of
an amendment providing that tho tieasury
notes to be issued for silver shall be legal
tender for all private debts within tho
United States. Senator l-uwll gave
notice of an amendment of the same
nature. Tho silver bill was then laid
asiJo and the bill relating to liquor im
ported into prohibition states was taken up.
Senator Wilsou read a telegram pub
lished as to tho activity of the "original
package" business in Des JIoine. ena
tor Hiscock opposed tho bill, saying tLe
vice of it was that it might bo used as a
measure of protection to brewers or dis
stillers of one state as against others. Tho
bill was laid aside Without action and after
executive session the senate adjouurcd.
The house on the 21st went into com
mittee of the whole on the tariff bill. The
vinegar amendment was the lat one to be
adopted, and the engrossment and third
reading of tho bill having been ordered,
Mr. Carlisle offered the following amend
ment: Jiffolvctl, That tho pending bill be
recommitted lo tho committee of ways
and mean6. with instructions to
report the same back to the house
at the earliest possiblo day, so
amended as to read that tho revenues of
th3 government should be secured by re
ducing the burdens of taxation on the
people, instead of by reducing the duties
by imposing prohibitory rates of taxation
upon imported goods. (Democratic ap
plause.l Tho amendment was defeated -ltO
told. Republican applause. The
bill was then passed yeas, 161; nays, 112.
lu the senato on the 22d a message
was presented to the senate fioin the
president with an accompanying com
munication from the secretary of tho in
terior on the subject of the put chase
from the Creek nation of Indians of land
for the use of the Seminole". It was
referred to the committee on
Indian affairs. The credentials
of Calvin S. Iiiicc, as senator
from Ohio for six years commencing
March 4, lo'.H, wore jreeutrd and placed
on file. A coufeieuce . .niiiiitcc was or
dered on the District of Columbia appio
priation bill; also on the iesion appiopna
tion bill. The sitvei bill was then taken
up and Senutor Daniels addressed the sen
ate in favor ot silver currency. At the
close of Senator Daniel's speech the
silver bill was laid aside and tho amend
ments to tho naval appropriation bill
agreed to. rlter which it went over without
action. On motion of senator fcpooner
the vote agreeing to the confe
on tho CeJar Bapids public
was reconsidered, and the bill
i ordered to
another conference. After exe
sion the senate adjourned.
In the house on the
Dunne!!, of Minnesota, from
mittee on census, reported a bill Jansendiug
the census act so as to prescribe a penalty
upon Iny supervisor or enunurator who
shall receive or any person who shall pay
any fee or other consideration in addition
to tne compensation of such supervisor or
enumerator. The bill passed. Con
ferences weie ordered on th army ap
propriation bill and the military academy
appropriation bill. The house then went
iuto committee of the whole on the river
and harbor bill. Mr. Henderson, of Illi
nois, chairman of the committee on rivers
and harbors, explained the provisions of
the bill, saying it appropriated $20,932,000,
based upon estimates aggregating $39,
500,000. He believed that there was
no money that went out of tie treas
ury that was so much iu the interest of
I he people as the money expended in the
improvement of rivers and harbors. Mr.
Kerr, of Iowa, attacked the bill, which was
defended by Mr. tfrosvenor, of Ohio.
After the committee arose Mr. Quinn, of
Xew York, introduced a bill reducing to
1 cent an ounce the postage on drop letters
in cities of 100,000 inhabitants or over.
In the senate on the 23d. after the trans
action of some unimportant routine busi
ness consideration of the uaval appropria
tion bill was resumed an I continued till 2
p. in., when the silver bill was taken up,
Lnt in a few minutes it was laid
abide to allow Senator Stanford to ad
diess the senate- on Ms bill pro
viding for loans by the govern
ment on agricultural lands. The
tariff bill was received and referred
at once to the committee on finance. Ten
thousand copies were ordered printed for
the use of the senate. At the conclusion
of Senator Stanford's speech the bill was
referred to the committee on finance. The
naval appropriation bill went over without
r.ction. The conferenca report on the
bill for a public building at Aurora,
111., appropriating $75,000, was agreed to.
Senator Faulkner gave notice of an
amendment to Senator Wilson's bill provid
ing that liquors imported into prohibitory
states be subject to the regulation, control
an taxation, and to the exercise of the
states' police power. Senator Call offered
a resolution calling on tho president for
information as to the landing of en armea
force from the revenue cutter at Cedar
Keysi Fla., the forcible entry of houses
and the pursuit of citizens. On motion of
Senator Edmunds it was laid over. After
executive session the senate adjourned.
In the house on the 23d Mr. Flower, of
New York, introduced a bill subjecting
oleomargarine to the provisions of tho
laws of the eeteral states. Keferrod. The
hctise then went into committee of the
whole on the river and harbdr bill. When
tho paragraph appropriating $."500,000
for tlie construction of tho Illinois and
Mississippi (Hennepin) canal was reached
Mr. Turner, of Georgia, made the point of
order that the committee had no jnrisdx
tioa over canals. Pending decision the
committee rose and the house tookarecess
until evening. 'J he house in the evening
session passed forty-two privnto pension
bills and adfourncdi
in the senato on the 21th Senator Wil
sou, of Iowa, asked and obtained unani
mous consent that on tho 27th after the
routine morning business, the bill subject
ing imported liquors to tho provisions of
tho laws of the several states shall be
taken up and its consideration con
tinued until disposed of. Senator
Blackburn presented tho creden
tials of John U. Carlisle as senator from
Kentucky for Senator Beck's unexpired
term, which commenced March 1, 1889.
1' laced on file. '1 he uaval appropriation
bill was then taken up. After the adop
tion of a number of amendments Senator
Ccckrell moved to strike out the provision
for three sea going coast lino battle ships,
not to cost more than $4,000,000 each.
1 nding action the senate adjourned.
In the house on tho 24th a motion to
strike out the Hennepin canal clause of tho
river and harbor bill was lost 50 to 122.
On motion of Mr. Henderson, of Illinois,
an amendment was adopted reducing from
$2,000,000 to $1, 00,000 the appropriation
for improvement of the Mississippi river
from the head of tho passes to the mouth
of the Ohio river. Mr. B.nnch
aid explained that this was
due to tlio fact that congress made an
urgent appropriation of $1,000,000 for the
improvement of tho river on the under
standing that a reduction of that amount
be made iii tho river and harbor bill. The
committee then rose, and after eulogistic
addresses to the nieniorj- of the late David
Wilber, of Xew York, the Loose adjourned.
XEW LEGISLATIVE TRICK.
fnlutie Method l'lirniicil by
semblyiiian to Kill
Assemblyman Betibcn Trier, of Newark,
is moro talked about now than nnybody
elso in the state. Ho has played a prank
on the legislature that has led to confusion
and commotion and created a general sen
sation. On Monday night he ran
away with tho engrossed copy of
the Newark elevated railway bill.
Since then he has not been seen hero
and neither has he sent the bill to tho
houso. The house ordered him as chair
man of the committeu on municipal cor
porations to report the bill. As soon as
the order was issued Trier left the cham
ber, saying he was going to the governor
on somo business. Instead of doing tLat
he took the first train for his home in
Newark. Tho bouse has been in a tumult
over his disappearance ever since. Reso
lution after resolution was offered, declar
ing him in contempt and directing the ser-grant-at-arms
to go in search of and take
him into custody and bring him beforo the
house. He cannot be found. A great deal
of money is interested in tho defeat of the
OXE-CEXT POST At; E.
Keliertliat It Will lie in Operation Before
the Cloe of the I'resent Administration.
ongressman Bingham, chairman of the
postoffice committee, states that the bill
for the reduction of letter postage to 1
cent will doubtless become a law before
tho end of the present administration. He
did not think the bill would be reported
this session, as it would, if now enacted, be
too great a reduction, bat thought it would
come before the close of the administra
tion. .Stanford's Loan mil.
In the senate Mr. Stanford has intro
duced a bill for loaus on land. It provides
for a land loan bureau in the treasury de
partment. The chief and deputy chief
shall be appointed by the president with
salaries of $6,000 and $5,000 respectively.
The secretary of the treasury is authorized
to prepare, ready for issue. United States
circulating notes of the denominations of
$5, $10, $20, $50. $100, $500 and $1,000,
to the amounts as they may be necessary,
to be placed to the crdit of tho land
loan bureau. Any citizen of the United
States who owns unencumbered ag
ricultural land, may apply to the
land loan bureau for a loan, to bo
secured by a lien on such land, the loan
not to exceed half the assessed value of
the land. No loan shall be made upon
land of less than $500 in value, nor in
sums less than $250, nor for a longer time
than twenty years. The loans shall bear
interest at the rate of 2 per cent, per an
num, payable annually. Tho secretary of
the treasury shall cancel and retire circu
lation notes equal to the payment made on
loans, nnd in case payment is made in
other currency of the United States, he
shall cancel an equal amount of tho notes
issued under this act. In case of default
of payment of interest or principal of the
loan, the chief of the bureau may order a
foreclosure of the lien in a United States
Lady Rivals at War.
Miss Anna Frances Lams, a belle, pretty
and well educated, is tho daughter of a
well-known farmer living near Gasconade.
She has been arrested on a charge of send
ing indecent letters through themailB. She
and Miss Quick were rivals for the hand
of a young railway mail clerk, John
DremeL Miss Quick, whose father is
squire of the district, seemed to be get
ting the advantage and they ceased to be
friends. Two letters were written, one
to Dremel and the other to Miss Quick.
Tney were anonymous and purported to
come from intimate friends. In the one
addressed to Diemel the writer professed
to be a man with eight children. It in
formed the mailing clerk of Miss Quick's
drawbacks and related many alleged doings
at the Quick domicile, family history being
thrown in. The letter addressed to Miss
Qnick described Dremel's flirtations. The
object of the letters was evidently to dis
gust each with the other. The case will be
heard in October.
A Murderer Acquitted.
D. H. Arnold, a prominent citizen of
Colusa, who has been on trial for the past
week for the killing of S. W. Gamers last
January for circulating scandalous re
ports about his family, was acquitted last
THEIR PACIFIC .MAIL IXTKKKSIS RE
TORTED NOT HARMONIOUS.
George Gnnlil'o Explicit Statement of His
Standpoint of the Situation He Will Sell
His Shares and Hare Nothing More to Do
with the Concern General News.
George Gould has made to A repdrter the
following explicit statement of his stand
point of the situation of the Pacific Mail:
Mr. Huntington and Mr. Villard are not inter
ested together in the Pacific MaiL On the con
traiy, their interests are rather opposed than
otherwise. When I became president of the
company I made arrangements with the city of
Tacoina, with Mr. Villard's consent, whereby
tho company would secure 130,000 acres of land
a d one of the greatest pri lieges in the World
a water front where tho largest ocean steaui6rs
could almost touch the lanl. Tho company
could have male at th lowest calculation SO--
000 iMjrmoaih prbllt If the arrangements had
been carried out. Tho Northern Pacific a, pres
ent ovrns or controls alineof clipp r snips-whicli
run in the China trade. These ships carry more
tea than the Pacific Mail does ct pre3tnt. My
ariangeuient with Mr. Villard included tho dis
continuing of his line, and t at would have
been ono less competitor on the Pacinc ccean
Mr. Huntington was opposed to tho plan from
tho tirst, as it portended harm for his Central
Pncliic and Southern Pnciflc railroad interests.
Ho is also almost tho sole owner of the Occi
dental nnd Oriental Steamship company, a
competitor of the Pacifio Mail, while he owns
but a small intorcst in tho latter. He formed a
combination in tho board of directors that
ovirthrew my plans, and at present thing) nrj
at a stanistill. I presume ths bining of Into
has been by tho Huntington Interest to secur j
control of tho Pacific Mail. I believe hirs con
trol will bo against the best interest of tho com
pany. Mj individual interests are not over
10 000 shares. I shall not incrase it, but if
Mr. Huntington sccuies control I shall sell out
and hao nothing moro to do with the concern.
1 shall not nttempt to fight him.
Great Storms in the Katt.
A severe rain and and electrical 6torm
passed over a large section of western
Pennsylvania, doing great damage to
property aud resulting in tho loss of sev
eral lives. In the east end of Pittsburg
houses were blown down, trees uprooted
and small buildings demolished. A house
on Black Horso hill, occupied by John
Miller, was lifted bodily from its founda
tion aud blown to a considerable distance.
Tho family escaped with Blight bruises. At
least a score of other houses in the vicinity
were unroofed. A largo number of per
sons received slight injuries, but as far as
known there were no fatalities.
At McKeesport hailstones ns Iatgo as
walnuts fell, while tho rain poured down
in sheets for a half hour. Lightning
struck several buildings and considerable
damage was done. Tho greatest injury
was done by water, which came down
White's hollow in streams seventy-five
feet wide. The water was five feet deep
on Fifth avenue and a number of houses
below tho grade were submerged.
At Greensburg, William Frye, a gardener
at St. Joseph's academy, was killed by
lightning. The heavy rains caused great
damage in tho low lands in the vicinity.
Lightning struck a number 'of fine build
ings, doing great damage in every instance.
Near Washington, Pa., lightning slinck
a derrick on tho Miller farm, shattering it
and killing William Furman, seriously in
juring William Gates and stunning two
In Fayette county the rainfall was ex
tensive and did much damage to railroads.
A heavy landslide occurred at Oakdale,
and as it was being cleared away a still
heavier one came down, blocking both
tracks. Tho flood in Mouse creek carried
away many buildings.
At Layton station an immense amount
of mnd, rocks r.nd trees camo down on tho
Baltimore it Ohio tracks. The rain there
amounted almost to a cloudburst.
At Scottdale tho storm was particularly
destructive. Tho cellars along all tha
principal streets are nearly filled with
water and goods in stores saturated. Tho
creek is rising steadily and the safety of
the bridges between Scottdale and Fair
A dispatch from Oil City, Pa., says:
Heavy rains have fallen almost steadily
sir.co last midnight and aro raising the
water in tho river and creek to the highest
point since 18S3. On account of washouts
there are no railroad communications with
Buffalo or Warren. Tin ground floors of
tho lower poition of the town are flooded.
At Wheeling, W. Va., two and one-half
inches of rain fell in twenty minutes,
deluging the streets and flooding a number
of business houses. There aro apprehen
sions of a big tisc in the river. In Pitts
burg tho heavy rata is likely to bw11 the
liver to flood proportions.
A special from Erie, Pa., says: Long
continued rains have caused a great deal
of trouble on the railroads in this section
of the state, and there aro many washouts.
A west-bound freight on the Nickel Plate
went through a bridge near Crayton. Three
trainmen were severely injure. Twenty
hve cars went down into the flood.
Died of a Ilroken Heart.
Mrs. Florence R. Masterson, wife of ex
Judge Masterson, of Prescott, Ariz , tho
man whoso shooting affair in Alice Hop
kius m's flat recently brought him into
notoriety, died at tho Grand Union hotel,
Now York. She was 38 years old. Ihero
had been an estrangement between herself
and husband for somo months, but when
Mrs. Masterson heard of tho bhooting af
fair she started east in the hope of effect
ing a reconciliation with him, and also for
the purpose of seeing again her 14-year-old
sou, who was with his father. On arriving
she wrote Mr. Masterson, requesting an
interview. There was no response, end
she wrote again with tho same result.
Though her health had always been good,
the excitement and grief drove her into a
condition of nervous prostration. She
called upon Dr. Adams, an old triend,
aud tilked with him of her troubles.
The doctor accompanied her back to her
hotel, and just as sh9 was entering the ele
vator Ehe placed her band over her heart
and fell dead. A telegram was sent to
Mr. Masterson, and he was soon at the
hotel. The body was removed to an un
dertaker's establishment, and when the re
porter called there last evening he found
Judge Masterson sitting with bowed head
beside the casket containing the body.
He seemed overcome by his emotions, and
would not utter a word to any one. Cor
oner Jenkins says there is no doubt that
it is a case of broken heart, if there ever
The Fastest Telegrapher in tho Country
Dies in Brooklyn.
John W. Roloson, champion expert tele
grapher of America, died in Brooklyn from
injuries received in having been thrown
from a bicycle. The deceased was 31 years
of age. He was known art over
the country as being the fastest telegrapher,
and was not only the fastest but the
mot accurate. A few years ago he won
a splendid gold medal for sending
off a clipping of 500 words in the short
time of ten minutes and thirty-two sec
onds, which time has never been beaten.
The priza was gotten np by the
telegraphers themselves to decide which
was the fastest. A few weeks ago there
was another- contest among the tele
graphers, and though the first prize was
awrded to a Mr. Pollock, of Hartford,
Conn., it was contended by Roloson's
friends that he should have bad it. He
wb not only an expert telegrapher,
proficient in all matters electrical.
Union Carpenters Warn Tli ir llretliren to
The carpenters' strike still remains un
settled as far as the number of union
Carpenters are concerned. The old mast
ers' association still refuses to have any
thing to do with the union and is employ
ing non-union mem The union is sending
out a warning" to Carpenters throughout
the country agaiust wh-tt they call tha mis
leading advertisements of tho old masters'
association, which aro flooding the city
with carpenters from outside points. The i
union says that there is no scarcity of i
workmen, and that it has lean obliged to
send many men back to their homes. It
is estimat d that there are at least 1,000
Union carnentors in the city still out of em
ployment. Chaset by Five Cougar;
C. E. Hooper, who has just returned
from Tillamook, siys that May 5, while
carrying supplies into the mountains south I
of Tillamook, William Ryan was chased
by five cougars and forced to take rcfugo i
in an old cabiu. The cougars stayed all
night, making desperate efforts to get at '
him. In the morning a man with a gun
arrived at the cabin and drove the brutes
away, killing one. which was a monster, ,
measuring eleven feet eleven inches from ,
tip to tip. Mr. Hooper says that tho only
mails they have had at Tillamook for the '
past six months have been packed over tho
mountain on enowshoes or carried in by
The Oats Crop.
Tho Farmer's Review, euaimanzing the
acreage and condition of oats, says that in
none of the &tatcs is tho condition up to
tho usual average at this season. In the
west and north tho crop has languished for
rain, while in the Mississippi valley and j
the states east frosty weather and an excess
of moisturo have retarded germination ,
and growth. In Missouri and Wisconsiu
a considerable portion of the crop is not
yet above ground. Only one state, In
diana, shows an increase of acreage. Two j
states, Nebraska and Wisconsin, are about !
the same as last year. All the romaining (
states rf port a decrease.
Had Firo at Salt LakoCity.
Fire completely gutted the three-story
furniture emporium of II. Dinwoody, on
First Southwest street, Sunday. The loss
will aggregate $250,000; insurance, $75,
OOl). Great indignation is expressed by the
pnblic over the work of the firo depart
ment, which worked like a pack of scared
school boys and gave the fire n good head
way to a total destruction of tho building
and endangered tho entiro block. Din
woody at once telegraphed for a duplicats
stock of goods. The fire is tho largest in
the forty years' history of the city.
Mortality Among Wyoming Cattle.
Great mortality is reported among cattle
in the foothills and on the sides of the
mountains around Lender, in Fremont
county. Many aro of the opinion that the
trouble is cause! by blackleg, while some
lav it to noison weed. At least four
prominent ranch men 0! Laramie have lost I
many Holsteins, in somo cases over half ,
tboir herd, this winter from symptoms re-'
eembling pneumonia. Tho territorial (
veterinarian has been asked to investigate
the matter, but so far he neglected to do I
Indians Look for a Meisiah.
Tho Choyennes, Comaucbes, Arapa
hoss and other Indian tribes are much
wrought up over tho expected appearance
of tin Indian messiuh. The tribes camped
in the river bottom near Fort Reno are
daily expecting the arrival of their greatest
of medicine men, who will come from the
northern Cheycnncs, near the Black Hills.
He is to testore the country to the Indians
in its original state, with its forests, its
prairies, its buffaloes and wild game, and
the whito man is never more to interfere.
Gen. II00II1 Opens a Rank.
Gen. Booth, commander-in-chief of the
Salvation army, has opened a bank for tba
benefit of the poor whoso deposits would
not bo received by tho ordinary banking
institutions owing to the sinallness of tho
sums tendered. He explains that his ob
ject is not to mako uoney except for those
who transact business with the bank.
Family Struck by Lightning;.
Duriug a thunderstorm at Salineville,
O., George Patterson, together with his
wife and two children, while taking shelter
under a largo tree, were struck by light
ning and sustained injuries which will
Carlisle tlio Man.
Hon. John G. Carlisle was nominated
by the democratic caucus at Frankfcrt,
Ky., to succeed the late Senator Beck.
There is general congratulation over the
result, which is in harmony with the wishes
of a large majority of the voters of the
ict Skcle publishes a telegram from St.
Petersburg giving details of a conspiracy,
the center of which is said to be in Berlin,
for the organization of an uprising against
Russia in the Baltic provinces.
Blackleg in Xmv York.
The blackleg has appeared among the
cattle in sections of Schoharie county,
New York. The rapid spread of the dis
ease cinses great alarm.
Kx-Senator Jones Adjudged Insane.
Ex-Senatar Chas. W. Jones, of Florida,
has been adjudged insane in tho piobate
court of Detroit and committed to St.
Editor Drops Dead.
Dr. Moritz Ludwig for many years tele
graph editor of tho Illinois Slattx-Zritung.
dropped dead on a car while returning
home from work.
SHORT BITS OF NEWS.
Charles Kent, once a state senator
from Nevada county, Cal., committel
suicide by jumping into the bay at Sau
Miners in Clarion and Reynolds, Pa.,
district have decided to striko for the Col
umbus scale of C5 cents. Along struggle
is expe ted.
The judge in the Marion county, Fla.,
election fraud case has reserved decision
until December. This is regal ded as a
practical victory for the defendants.
The American Medical association at
Nashville, Tenn.. elected Dr. W. T. Briggs,
of that city, president, and selected Wash
ington as the next place of meeting.
A LlMiTEDpassenger train on the Alton
was run into by a freight near Kansas
City. Mrs. Mary Morris, of Milwaukee,
was one of three persona painfully in
jured. The Brussels miners' congress has unan
imously adopted a resolution in favor of a
working day of eight hoars, including
time occupied in ascending and descending
In the investigation of the Jessnp trag
edy at Savannah, Ga., the coroner's jury
declared the killing of Mrs. Littlcfield to
be murder, and the killing of McCall jus
NOTES FROM NEBRASKA.
Suicide of a Nebraska Hanker.
Ora Richards, a member of the firm of
Orr Jt Richards, bankers at Hayes Centre.
Neb., committed suicide at the B. M. ;
eating house at McCook. Richards came
down from Hayes Centre on Saturday and
remained over Sunday visiting friends. He
retired early Sunday night and it is thought
took part of 'onf -onnee vial of jduua .
at that timd. Next morning thev called him
for breakfast and after pounding on the
door roused him sd that he" answered
them aH right. These were the lasl words
that were heard until noon, when somo one'
in passing the room heard him moaning.
The door was forced open and a four-ounce
vial whs found empty bv him and an ounce
vial of laudanum untouched. Physicians
were called in and they worked with him
until 1 o'clock, when ho died. The de
ceased camo fronl Wisconsin to Nebraska
where he had hold sevetal ofli 'ial position.
He was well liked rnd bis death has caused
Nebraska News Notations.
The only saloon license granted in Ne
luniti county this year was in the village of
GoviiHNMEXT work on the Missouri
river has comnlenced id earnest at Rulo,
about 200 mon being employed.
Oioe county is proud of the fact that
out of the 403 mortgages recorded duriug
IbSU at least 10 percent, have been satis
fied. Tim county commissioners of Hitchcock
county will be asked to call an election to
vote $18,000 bonds tin Cnlbartson pre
ciuit for the construction of a canal.
Oxn of the latest freaks near Trenton
was a colt born without fori legs. It was
perfect in other particulars, but they did
not care to raiso it nnd it was killed.
Charles Balsley, an old veteran of
Boon county, has been adjudged insane
and scut to tho asylum. His hallucina
tion is that arervbodv is trvinsr to noison !
bim, and his actions led his wife to secure I
.. . '
a divorce several monins ago.
Clay ChamuLish, aFaxtonboy, wanted
n little pig to play with and attempted to
take one from a litter in the pen. The old
sow objected,' however, and mado an at
tack upon the boy, biting him badly, and
would undoubtedly have killed the little
fellow had a dog not taken a hand in the
struggle and driven off the infuriated hog.
At attorney of Hohiredge recently bor
rowed some money of n farmer to pay for
his house, and for fear the honest old
granger wonld take advantage of the help
less lawyer, this language was inserted in
the mortgage: "This instrument is to
operate only as a plain, honest Nebraska
mortgage, one wherein-the mortgagee does
not under color of the law, seek to steal
anything from the mortgagor."
C. W. StaxselIi, president of the
Gothenburg Land and Investment oni- I
pany and the Gothenburg Canal company,
has commenced a libel suit against G. U.
Hiles, a Milwaukeo millionaire, claiming
$100,000 damages. The complaiut sets
forth that during the month of April de
fendant did on nine occasions, to persons
residing in different parts of Nebraska and
in Milwaukee, assail plaintiff's character,
calling him a "thief and robber;" that such
statements on the part of defendant were
uncalled for and mado with the purpose of
making it impossible for Stansell to con
duct his business.
A gang of hoodlums rotten-egged Rev.
John Power, while returning to his hotel
from a temperance meeting at Hooper the
other evening. The temperance people of
the place are much excited over tho nffai;
and promise to make it warm for the per
petrators. Tom Madc rs, a Harvard lawyer, the
other day expounded law to a client named i
Gallantine with a four-pound paper weight, ,
inflicting a severe wound over the eye. (
Gallatine claims he cannot get justice in
his own neighborhood, and is now- roaming '
the adjoining counties in search of it.
The farmers of Scotts Bluff county will
beforo long witness a test of an irrigating
pump. A canal four miles in length has
been surveyed, starting from the Piatt
river opposite Scotts Bluffs, tbence taking
a southern course to its termination. The
water will be lifted from the river and
forced into the canal by a powerful steam
pr.rop with a capacity of 2,000 (allocs a
miuute. The canal will carry the water
back to the high tables and the automatic
pumps will supply the higher lands with
A gkvnd reunion of tho old soldiers of
Antelope, Pierce and Knov. counties will
l-e held at Plamview July 2 to 5, inclusive.
Speeches will be made by Gov. Thajer.
Gen. Yan Wvck and other;.
Mrs. George D,
Prest was severely
injured by being thrown from a carriage at
Grant, and her recovtry is doubtful.
The town of Oxford has imposed an oc
cupation tax of $200 on saloons and fixed
tie license fee at $050. Only one bar is
The Grand Island beet sugar factory has
about 'i.ti'10 acres o! bsets contra-ted for
this ssason, and some planting has already
A. Keii'.eb, of Nebraska City, became
disgusted with his life and tried to end a
urolonged spree by taking a dose of poison,
but it failed to do the work successfully.
Dax Casey, who shot and killed Mrs.
Ellen Rorid.tn. pleaded not guilty to the
charge of mnrder in the first degree, and,
waiving examination, was committed to
the county jail at David City.
Last month seventeen boys and ono
girl were discharged from the Kearney in
dtistri'il school on account of good be
havior. So far this month four boys and
four girls have been discharged.
E. M. Stcokeh, a farmer living nar
Stanton, and two children, Frank, aged 1 1,
and Daisy, aged 12, were drowned in a
cut off of the Elkhorn river by the capsiz
ing of a boat.
John Clare, of Niobrara, who was
bitten by a mad dog several days ago,
died of hydrophobia, after suffering ter
ribly from the timo he was bitt2n.
At Fremont a jury decided that Charles
Kemuit, of Snsder, should support the
child born to Annie Martin. The mother
died within ten days after the birth of the
A dog belonging to J. K. Wood, living
on Clear creek in Sherman county, went
msd the other day and bit several head of
his cattle and horses, and at last accounts
he had lost seven head of cattle and two of
While standing in the doorway of her
house, rear Snyder, Mrs. John Larkouski.
wife of a Bohemian farmer, was struck bv
lightning and instantly killed. She was
30 yeais old and leaves a husband and four
Charles THOsirsox, a well digg3r,
m?l with an accident at Nebraska Citv
that may prove fatal. The rope attached
to a large bucket of dirt broke, and in
falling the bucket struck Thompson, brp-ik-in?
his nose, two of his ribs and internatly
Work is beiug pushed at the What
('beer mines owin to the miliar-" strVt in
OLl WOULD SEWS.
German Legislators .Atonished by tha
Courtesy of Chancellor Von CaprlvL
we aeoaie m . - T
-J 0 S
Last week's debate in the
her par iamentary life. Caprivi has opened
his career bv proposing to increase the ex
penditutes in East Africa, and add millions I
of men to the tieace footing 01 the army,
u M in.
on tho cronnd of national necessity. As for
the African enterprise Caprivi practically
admitted that h had no sympathy for
any such ventures, but now that they were
begun of course Germany's honor wonld
not allow her t retreat. Bamberger, one
of the liberal leaders, read a forcible speech
against the government, and Caprivi an- j
answered him with the courtesy that par- ,
liamentivry usages demand.but which Banl- '
bergcr had nover before heard from the
government seat. In fact, so used had '
tho liberals become to offensive language ,
from the elder Bismarck that to be treated .
without insult, let alone with courtesy, I
na-.ta embartased them, and wo need not
b? surprised If many of them vote with
Caprivi for his colonial expenditures out
of gratitude for Lis decent langasfix.
Germany's Ex-Chancellor Talks.
In the interview recently had by Des
bionv, the French journalist, Frince Bis
marck said that danger ahead lay in the
seLtmi?ntal anger of the French over the
lo.-s of Alsace-Lorraine. Supposing that
Franco and Russia crushed Germany, he
aiil. who would bo tho caiuerV Russia
would certainly then devour France. Ger- '
many w.is tne buiwarK 01 esieru x.uropo
against Russian invasion. Talking with a
correspondent of the Xotoc Yremyra, of I
St. retorsburg, tho ex-chancellor declared 1
that Austria was not so near decay as peo- I
p!o unarmed, uermauy ucruo nui w
the same reason that Russia needs France.
War between Germany and Russia would
be the great mistake, but was, for many
almost impossible, a be labor
was a blow in the air. lhe
discontent of capitalists was niucli more
dangerous than the discontent of work
meu. O'llrien's Forthcoming Marriage.
The Irish member. of parliament have
raised a subscription among themselves
for a wedding present for William O'Brien j
on his approaching marriage with Mllo. j
Raffalovitcb. The wedding will take place t
next month. M. Raffalovitch is not, a
has been said, a Greek financier. Ho ia
Russian Jew. Mme. and Mile Raffalovitch
are verv well known in Parisian society,
and are very accomplished and talented j
ladies. Their home is a favorite resort of
the Irish members, and Mr. O'Brien was
an inmate of it when tho ladies were en-
gaged in translating "When We Were Boys"
iuto French. ,
Credit for Operations iu Africa. 1
Tho budget committee of the reichstag
has approved credits amounting to 4,500,
000 marks on account of German opera
tions in east Africa. Yerdydn Yeruois,
minister of war, explained the progress ou
mili.n. nffaiva mnlk I.v Pmni. .ml HtlKftlA
He quoted statistics showing
that after the nassaco of tho military bill
tho peace effective of Germany would still
be :i,000 men below that of France. Chan
cellor Yon Caprivi will be requested to
attend the next sitting in order to explain
tho foreign situation.
Captured by the French.
A dispatch from Senegal states that tho
French captured Segon and Ouosebougan,
after conflicts with the Dahomians. Tho
forces of tho Dahou ians at the battle at
Ouosebougan, which took place April 25,
numbered 1,500. All of them were killed.
The French loss was fifteen killed and
I Beventy-two wonnded
Boulangists will reorganize to keep
their group in deputies.
Nixe thousand two hundred collier and
paper hangers have struck in Austria. ,
Sir Alfred Kirby, of the Deptford,
Engl md, Distillery works, has failed. Tho
liabilities are estimated at .'232,000; assets
1 A kiot was caused at Guelma, Algiers.
by Arabs pillaging Jews' shops. The
j troops were compelled to iuterfere in orJer
to restore order. Several Arabs were
ACC 1 1 ENTA L LY SHOT.
What Happens tu People Who Turn
Slate's Evidence on Arkansas Election
The sub-committee ot the house com
mittee ou elections, investigating tho
Clayton-Breckenridge election case, was
called together this morning to take the
I testimony of a young man named Taylor,
of Indian territory.
I'pon the invitation of Oliver Bentley
and Walter Wells, the witness, with about
a dozen other young men, started about
dark for Plummcrville. It was the inten
tion to stop any row the negroes might
raise. They got within a quarter of a mile
of tho polling place, where the main
party rested, wnue oou, uentiey
and Wells rode into the town to
examine the situation. It wbb found
that all was quiet and the party turned
back to Morrilltown. The witness said
that Bentley and Wells had the ballot box
in their possession. They carried the box
into Well's store and then the witness asked
them if they were going to bnrn it, but
they did not answer. Jim Earl
had told the witness that George
Bentley was going to turn
states' evidence. He was killed within two
weeks. He had just left the witness and
bad gone up the street with Oliver Bent
ley to examine a new hammerless pistol. '
After examining it George turned his back,
when he was shot through the back by ,
Oliver Bentley who asserted that it was an
Bloax City Lira Stack.
Hogs Estimated receipts. 1,300; efletal yea- ,
terday, 3.161. Market strong with last n'ght's '
close: everything selling at ri.75S3.77, the I
balk at the latter price.
Cattle Estimated receipts. SCO; omelet yes- -terday,
'J78. 8hlpm.nts.lb7. Msrket quiet en1 1 n
changed. Quotations: Fat steers. prime. 8.90 4 I
4.25; mediuin to good. 9.ir,a3.t5; feeders. '
Choice 900 to 1,009 pounds, $3. W 3.609; I
Ulan to good, sj.15 ;.:ij; tockere, ctoice,
S.1.1 u J3.10 ; medium to good, 92 9O33.G0 ;tnfrter,
t2.:&2.50; cows, extra choice, .75al.0O:
medium to good, 92.40'.t5; common to Infer
ior. Sl.75-a.25; canners. 73c , $4.50; yearlings,
choice. f.SC-SW.OO; common, $2.W&t.:,; tail
ings. 2.tO 3.25 ; bulls, choice, t2.65&;.75 : jb
mon. 2.C03'i-25; veal ealves, poor to choice.
riuth Omaha LIto Stock.
Hogs Estimated receipts. 5,rc0; official yes
terday, 5,'jSU. Market opened sc lower, selling
at 3.1J 75 ; bnlk at $.i.7u
Cattle Estimated receipte, 100. Ifarket
strong to a shade higher.
Chicago Lire Stock.
Hogs Receipts 21.000. Ifarket rcoderatlvely
active and lower. Light. 93 0034.00; heavy
packing and shipping. 3.t5&i.C0.
Cattle-Receipts, 11,100. Uarket dull and
weak. Beeves. $3.7(35; stockers and feeders.
2.50 4.10 ; Texas greasers. $2-5J3 3J
uneep-Heceipta, ii.OOO. Manet dall, 1C to 15
I nt lower. Native muttons, t4.i03o.CO;
Ne w York Produce.
Wheat Fairly aetive and firmer. Mar, 0Pc
8$LO5 ; -Inly, 98Ja4c.
Corn Boll and steady; No. 2, 307f (SIO?.
Oata Dull and steady; western. 3-tHc.
Provisions-Pork firm and quiet ;me, ti .75
314.-5. Lard slow and aay, 96.3. Batter
weak; western. 315c ; Elglns, li.iec. Eg-s
ftrm, wettora, 14X35c.
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