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rixiLAOK HILLS BLAZE.
BURNING OF A REGION TWENTY
MILES IN EXTENT.
The Fire N'un Spreniliuc in All Direction
The Same Caunwl by m Stroke of Liglit
ulug Ieitruclivo I'rairle Fires Alio
liiirntn llou Some of Tiiciu Originate.
Iu the southern b lis, within sight of
ltapid City, dark voInme of smoke are
arising fiom a region understood to be
twenty in ilea m extent. The wind at one
time cleared the atmosphere of ciuoke be
tweeu that point and the. city, wnich en
abled u good iew to be obtained. Theie
are two tires between the city and liocb
fotd. The first is four miles east of Rocb
ford, in dead timter. It originated from
lifchtuirjg, wbicb struck ten days or more
ago. The tire is spreading all the time in
every dnectiou, and consumes everything
in its wiy. The old timber and under
brash is as dry as tinder, making it impossi
ble to check the rlames. Wagon roads in
no manner impede its progress. A dead
tree, blazing its full length, falls across
the road, and the tire is soon
leaping with the wind ahead nml
on each side. There is no serious
loss in tLi-. The dead wood is valueless,
but green trees, of which tbore are many,
succumb to tbo llames, and when the firo
reaches the forest of fine timber, as it has
iu many places, that will bbare tha same
fale. Not far from l'inkrton's saw-mill
another fire has been raging a much longer
time. The fire Las destroyed a sreat dial
of good timber and the end is not yet i;
Last week some person, it is supposed,
in passing along the road ueir Frank
Lockwood's ranch, threw the contents of a
pipe on the dry grass, close to Lockwood's
house. It soon caught and a dangerous
prairie fire resulted. Word came to town
and Mr. Howe, Frank Lcckwood and
many others hurried out to protect their
property. The- organized and went to
work systematically to extinguish it by
back-firing. All night long the' worked
fifty men at least and by daylight Lad
shut it out. One man, a milkman,
came to the rescue with his wagon
loaded with milk cans filled with water,
dippers and grain sacks to be used in
smothering the back fire. He proved a
godsend to the party, ns the heat was in
tohrable and they were famishing with
thirst. As it is hundreds of acres of pas
ture land wero burned oyer, which will be
a serious loss to the settlers living near it.
It was severjl miles in extent, but the loss
was coufincd to the grass entirely.
When the men who brought the press
association throngb from I'ierre, were re
turning home, and bad arrived" at Elk
creek, one of the drhers throw away a
match after lighting his pipe and set the
grass on fire. Mr. Baldrige, a rancher,
saw it and ran as fast as he could tovards
it. He called on the men to stop and help
him put it out, but instead of doing so
they whipped up their team and left as
rapidly as possible. Mr. Baldndge and
his neighbors did everything possible, but
it was of no avail. He lost all his hay and
Coiifeiilou ami F"lislt ot a Fretemled
Pierre Monwell, an adventurer who has
lived at Kansas City for some months in
grand style, and had become a social favor-
: ite from the fact of his supposed great
I wealth and the assertion by him that he
i was a French coaut. has disappeared. He
j was engaged to be married to the daughter
I of a rich contractor, and after his sudden
denarturo she received a letter irom him
in which he declared that he was not what
he had represented himself, but instead
was of common origin and had negro blood
in his veins. He had meant to settle nere
and live upj to the character he had as
sumed, but enemies from Paris, made in
consequence of a duel he had fought, had
followed him to expose him, and flight
was his only recourse. The young lady
who figures in the affair is prostrated by
Ehame and grief.
Theatrical Rates Can lie Made.
The decision of Judges Jackson and
Sage, of the tnited States court, in Cin
cinnati, throwing the inter-state commerce
commission out of court in the suit against
the Baltimore & Ohio, is a complete
knockoat for the commission. It is held
that party theatrical rates are just and
proper, and Bubject alone to the provisos
that rates must be just and reasonable,
and that no unjust discrimination be made
gainst persons or traffic similarly circum
stanced. The inter-stato commerce act
leaves common carriers jnst where they
were under the common law, the judges
say free to make such contracts as are
for their interests, and to classify and
scale their charges as to them seeina best.
Married in the Saddle.
Cowboys from Tonto cattle ringe, who
arrived at Phornix from Payson, gave de
tails of a unique double wedding Letween
Thomas Beach and Maggie Meadow, and
Charles Cole and Julia 1111. At the ap
pointed time the guests assembled on the
main street of Payson to the number of
fully 200. Every one, man or woman, was
mounted, and when ail was ready the two
couples rode up on spirited bronchos to
the center of the gathering. The brides
were dressed in riding habits and the
grooms in big hat, leather leggings and
spurs. A justice of the peace, Judge Birch,
also astride of a noise, was awaiting t
and in the briefest of legal ceremonies
ioined them as fast as the law coubjRlo it
Almost Eaten br Sharks
Raymond D. OTJell. of New York, Vho
is spending the summer withis familT at
Phipp's resort. Green's farm, on Ahe
sound, bad an exciting experience wkh
sharks. While he was rakiLg for claqis
an immense man-eating shark made a rnh
for him. It was followed by seven others
of the same variety. He fought the sharks
with his iron clam rake, at the same time
retreating to shoal water. One shark
made a dash from the rear and closed his
jaws on O'Dell's arm. A man who w.i?
watching from the shore and was armed
with a ride put a ball through the shark's
head and went to O 'Dell's rescue in a boat
just as he was fainting and about to be
come a victim to the rest of the monsters.
Many Christians Murdered.
Notwithstanding the efforts of the Turk
ish authorities to enforce peace a desultory
warfare is raging on the boundaries of Al
bania and Montenegro, and is attended by
much barbarity. The Montenegrins re
cently beheaded four inhabitants of Gus
eigne, in Albania, and the Albanians
promptly attacked the Montenegrins and
marched into Gussigne with twelve Monte-
UCgriii unua Diuwvu pia.es. oj wc taiesi i
accounts a band ot .Montenegrins were
hunting for more Albanian heads. Tha
peasants on the Turkish side of the bor
der, who are mostly Christians are not al
lowed to carry arms, are victimized by both
parties, their families maltreated, and their
children carried off, to be disposed of in
some slave market. Forty Christian fami
lies near Ipek determinded to immigrate
to Montenegro. Before getting across the
frontier they were attacked by large party
Will Kill Their Own Whale.
The application of Capt. Whitelaw, a
United States citizen, to the dominion
government for permission to kill whales
in the Gulf of George will be vigorously
opposed by parties in Westminster. The
finishing touches are just being made to a
sttel ressel which has Leen specially built
for whaling in the gu'f, and the owners
will protest against the privi'eges being
handed over to an Ameiican citizen. Ihe
object for which the steamer was built was
kept secret until the present tor private
reasons, but low tLat tha Whitelaw up
plicatiou is in the enterprise could no
long-r be concealed. A protest will bo
tent ta Ottawa in a few dajs.
A Strike In New Zenlauil.
A general strike of the men employed in
the general shipping trade and on the ra:l
ways is imminent. Tne trouble arises
from the action of a firm in Christchurcb,
which employs a number cf women. A
discharge of tne women was demanded by
the unions and upon the firm's refusal to
accede to tbo demand, a boycot was de
clared against them. The shipping and
railway companies continue to handle the
goods of the firm, end the men declare that
if this is not stopped a general strike will
Tried t Swindle Russell Harrison.
An attempt to swindle Russdl B. Harri
son, son of the president, by means of the
"green goods" gam?, made about six weeks
igo, resulted in the arrest of three men.
ho gave tLeir names as Charles Morton,
Joseph Barnard and James J. Daly. They
are locked up in default of $2,500 bail
each. These men bad been Bending circu
lars to all parts of tha country and their
arrest was brought about by a circular sent
to Russell Harrison, who placed it in the
hands of Chief PostoOke Inspector Rath
bone. Yielding Itettcr Than Expected.
The report of the Kansas state board of
agriculture for July indicates that growing
crops in evety portion of the state have
been seriously injured by severe drouth,
intense heat and hot winds. It is Eafe to
say the corn crop this jear will not exceed
73,000,000. The yield of wheat is found
to be better than expected. Thirty to forty
bushels per acre is reported, and the ag
gregate yield will be about 23,000,000 bush
els. The oat crop, although short, is
yielding better than expected.
Kitten Ily a Mean Skunk.
Moses Moore, a prospector, arrived at
Preston, Ariz., from Jerome Camp, suffer
ing with a bite inflicted on the right foot,
while asleep on Saturday, by a skunk.
The animal imbedded its teeth so firmly in
the foot that it extricated itself with diffi
culty and took part of the foot with it.
Two cases of the bite of this animal has
proved fatal in this neighborhood, one of
them developing a case of hydrophobia.
Mr. Moore has left hero for tha Pasteur
institute, New York, for treatment.
Made to Eat His Own Flesh.
The following dispatch has been re.
ceived in London:
An engagement has taken place between
a force of rebel Arabs and the army of the
sultan of Morrocco. One hundred and
twenty prisoners captured by the rebels
were massacred. Among the captives was
a sen of the governor of the province in
which the uprising took place. Pottions
of his body were cut off while he was alive
and toasted. Ho was then compelled by
the leader of the rebels to eat his own flesh
Findlay Glass Factories Resume.
All the flint glass factories of Findlay,
with the exception of the Dalzell, have
started their fires and the Dalzell will be
gin operations soon. All the factories
have enlarged their capacities during the
shut-down and opined their fires with
about 2,500 hands,an increase in Em
ployes over'Tast "year of 300. The Salem
wire nail tills, which have been closed for
the past tlree weeks, have ale began work
with a fullforce of 500 men.
Lucky Mike Kell
Mike Kelv, the famous base ball player.
has been lolmally presented with the $10,
000 house aid lot which his 'friends have
puichased tor him, together with $500
worth of JprnishinRS. A horse and car
riage, bijnord table and bowling alley are
included in the gift. r Xbont twenty-five
gentlemen and ladies were present at the
Manitoba WUeat Crops.
Joseph MacLjpnald, the expert sent by
the Chicago bo;
grain crop thr
that the provin
de to inspect the
is Tear have tne
p-unown in ats mstory. tip
the yield of wieat at-oyer 2Qf-
ushels, and says tb barley and
3 also Tery large.
A freight train tn the Louislle fc Nash
ville was derailed an a bridge niar Sulphar,
Ky., by a horse caught between the ties.
The engineer and fireman ipsffped, and the
engine fell upon the lattoT George Barker,
killing him instantly, the engineer escap
ing with both legs broken. A brakeman
was seriously injured.
Gold in the Olympic Mountains
A sample of gold-bearing rock from the
Olympic monutaius assayed at Tacoma
over ?200,OUO to the ton in gold, and nearly
$0,000 in silver. It runs higher than any
rock ever found in the northwest, and
there is tremendous excitement in mining
Fanners Boycott StuJcbaker's Wagon.
The Farmer's alliance, of Putnam
county, Indiana, voted to boycott the
Studebaker Wagon Works because the
company has refused to answer their cor
respondence. The alliance will try to
make the bovcott national.
Silt llis Throat.
J. Harry Ward, a well known member of
the corn and flour exchange, committed
suicide in Baltimore by ccttin? his throat
with a razor. He has been suffering from
Killed by a Mallei's Blow.
In a saloon row at St. Joseph, Jam
Gaston, a boy 19 years old, struck -4ajfv '
Yccum in tho back of the head witban
irn mallet, killing him. T
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SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
The republican congressional conven
tion of the twentieth Ohio district has
reached its 2CSth ballot without a choice.
It is one of the longest deadlocks ever
known in the state.
Bentxey, the editorof the Azusa, Cal.,
JYeir-i, was taken out by armed men and
tarred and feathered for publishing an ar
ticle reflecting on tha conduct of C. E.
Frazier, a school teacher.
A flood prevails in the Ganges, India.
The river has overflowed its banks and the
surrounding country is inundated to an
extent never before known. There has
been great loss of life.
At Vincennes, Ind., three drunken
roughs attacked Henry Draper, a young
farmer, and in the presence of his wife
and the crowd of people cut his throat.
The main wi'l die. His assailants escaped.
of Albanians from the mountains,
half of the peasants were killed.
d of tfe
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 20,
MURDER IX NEBRASKA.
A FARMER NEAR ARLINGTON
CRUELLY SHOT DOWN.
Ill Iiifhter Also Shot With Frobably
Fatal Result Vigilante Quickly Take
the Murderer From Jail aud Hang Uiiu
UNtory of the Crime.
One of the most deliberately planned as
well us most cooly executed lynchings in
the history of the state was carried out
about a mile from Blair shortly before
midnight of the loth.
It was just 11:30 when a crow 5 of
mounted farmers rode into the town, and
were speedily joined by fully 200 citizens.
No time was lost and they proceeded to
the jail, where the 'sheriff and about fifteen
deputies were keeping guard over Charles
Pratt, the muiderer of N. R. 1 owne.
The sheriff ordered them tc stand back
and positively refused to turn over the
prisoner. Tha mob was heavily armed,
but niaJe no demonstrations with their
weapons. The parleying was of short
duration and the sheriff was overpowered
and his keys were taken from him.
A rush was made for the cell room and
in an incredibly short time Pratt was
jerked outside the jail. He was surrounded
by the lynchers, who at once started with
him for a small grove about a mile from
town. The lynching party was led by
Harry Towne, son of the murdered man.
Arriving at the scane of the intended
lynching, Towne was given the privilege of
The Rope About the Murderer's Neck.
and also of having the first pull on the
Towne was not bashful about accepting
tho honors offered, and tied a knot that
would have done credit to a professional
hangman. The end of the rope was
thrown over a limb and hauled taut.
Pratt was then told if be had anything
to say he had better say it quickly. He
replied that be would say a few words if
the rope was loosened a little, and then
they might pull away
Just as Hard as They O d Flease."
The tope was slacked and Pratt then
stated that he killed Towne and meant to
kill the whole family. He declared that
he came up from Missouri purposely to do
the job, and firmly intended to kill every
one of the Towne famdy. He was sorry
that .he had failed. He said he had owned
a farm near the ono owned by the Townes,
and worked hard to make a living, but the
Towne family imposed upon him to such
an extent that he could not save a cont.
At this juncture some one in the crowd
wanted to know what that had to do with
tha girl. Before Pratt could respond the
rope was given a pull, and he was
Jerked Into the Air.
He straggled frantically for a few sec
onds, but the lynchers grimly held his
neck t'ghtly against the limb, and in two
or three minutes tha lifeless corpse of the
murderer was swinging lightly to and
fro in the night wind.
Tne rope was made fast to the trunk of
the trea and the crowd of vigdantes came
quickly back to town. In about fifteen
minutes the farmers left for their homes,
bnt little knots of citizens gathered on the
corners and discussed the event.
No one was heard to regret the occur
rence and tha general verdict was one of
The sheriff, Frank Harriman, followed
the crowd to the scene of the lynching and
was a witness to the banging. None of
the lynchers make any effott to conceal
Not a mask was worn, and no iendeavor
was mada to keep the affair, quiet. The
lynchers were determined, and it is not be
lieved that a company of militia could
have saved Pratt'g life.
Pratt stated in jail iu the afternoon that
he had no regrets for what he had done,
and public indignation ran so high that it
would have been possible at any time to
have raised a crowd inside of five minutes
to have done the work that was done at
The body of Pratt was left swinging un
til this morning.
It was just ten minutes before midnight
when Pratt was lynched, and at 1 o'clock
the town was almost as quiet aud peaceful
as if nothing had happened.
Why the Crime Was Committed.
When asked why he did it he said: I
am even now. I expect to go to hell and
may as well go now as any time."
Pratt talked freely, said he came all the
way up from Kansas City to kill Towne
and was not sorry he did it. He claimed
be had an old grudge against Towne for
the wav he was used when in his employ
Three doctors examined Pratt and they
all thought he was sane. Pratt said he
came up to Blair on the Sioux City pas
senger, got to Blair at 2 p. tn., walked dur
ing the night out to Towne' s residence and
reached there in the morning; saw Towne
and his daughter out doors, inquired if
that was Towne and then shot him; said
the girl started to run and scream and he
shot her; said be didn't know why he shot
the girl, as he had nothing against her.
It is not known yet whether the sirl will
live or not. The doctors fail to find the
ball. An Omaha physician has been sent
history of the Crime.
N. R. Towne, a wealthy farmer whose
homa is six miles fiom Arlington, was
drawing watsr at tho well abont G o'clock
on the morning of the 15th, assisted by his
daughter, Miss Hattie, wfij is a school
teacher. Mrs. Towne and the other chil
dren were in the house. On the platform
besida the pump stsod a small reservoir,
used in stoiing the cans of cream. While
Mr. Towne was stooping over arranging
the milk cans his daughter stood beside
hi:n assisting him. While thus employed
a man whom the daughter did not recog
nize, but who looked like a tramp, came
through the gate leading into tha yard and
approached within a few feet of the well,
and, addressing Hattie, said. "Is this Mr.
Before she could reply Mr. Towne, on
hearing his name spoken, turned toward
the party, who immediately fired upon
him with terrible effect, the ball entering
the region of the heart, inflicting a fatal
wound. Miss Towne screamed and started
to run toward the bouse, when the mur
derer turned his weapon on her and shot
herin the back, inflicting a serious and
perhaps a fatal wound. Seeing that an
alarm would be given the family, and
doubtless fearing that the aired man would
attack bin, the tramp did not follow
Hattie, but ran.
A farm laborer at Mr. Towne's kept him
in eight until a team ould be hitched tip
to a light wagon, when several of the
neighbors joined in the pursuit. They
follow el the flying murderer and overtook
and captured him two miles away from the
scene of the tragedy. He was recognized
as a former employe of Mr. Towne, who
had worked on the farm for a time up to
two years ago. The prisoner was put
into the wagon and taken to the county
jail at Blair.
The prisoner was identified as Charles
Pratt. When he was discharged four
years ago by Farmer Towne it was Defease
he was making love to Hattie, who was
then a girl of 15. Whether or not she
cared for him does not appear. Pratt had
cot been seen since until the day of the
murder, when he marched upon tha
premises and deliberately killed tha father
of hi former sweetheart and sought to kill
her, either to save himself from capture or
to complete his revenge.
Little is known about Pratt. He is not
a bad looking young fellow in the eyes of
the average girl. No one knows who his
family is or where their home is aud Pratt
is accounted a youu man without means.
Towne was formerly a resident of
Omaha, and resided with his family in Ar
lington before he went to the farm. He
leaves a wife and seven children.
AS BAD AS SLAVERY.
The Native Labor Traffic In the British
jeorrible accounts are received of slave
labor traffic by British planters in the
south seas. The Presbyterian mission
synod, iu the New Hebrides has passed
a resolution to the effect that "The Kanaka
labor traffic had, to a great extent, depop
ulated the New Hebrides and adjoining
islands, upset family relations among the
natives, and has been and is the cause for
much sorrow, suffering and bloodshed." A
missionary named Paton reports that he
had himself sejn white man in their boats
taking Kanakas to a labor vessel forcibly
lifting them on board, and when they tried
to swim ashore they were knocked down
again and again until they lay stupefied on
deck and were thus carried oat to sea. Those
thought likely to escape are fastened with
chains on board. A chief was soot dead
by the crew of these vessels while attempt
ing to protect his daughter and a native
christian teacher was also shot dead.
This slave trade is carried on under the
protection of the British flag for the bene
fit of planters in Queensland and the Fiji
The discontent prevailing among the
home regiments has spread to Ireland, and
it is feared that au emente will occur in
the garrison at Belfast. The pickets have
been doubled and every other precaution
against a revolt has been taken, but the
likelihood of trouble is still very great.
The discontented feeling among the troops
in Ireland is similar to that which obtains
so generally in England, and the clamor
for an official investigation of the cause of
the trouble and redress of the qjmv ces
of the men is increasing.
Tho railway employes throughout Weiae,
without regard to class occupation, have
intimated through chosen representatives
their willingness to submit to a weekly
levy upon tbeir wages for the support of
the men on strike, and the collection will
begin with the present week. This offer
is entirely voluntary on the part of the
men at wcrk.
An English syndicate operating in Aus
trian Silesia has found an enormous field
of ioal, extending through a vast tract of
country, offering excellent facilities for
marketing the output. The deposit is de
clared by experts to be almost
inexhaustible. Work will be begun at
once to mine the coal, for which purpose
thousands of men will be in demand.
A plague of worms has extended over
the forests of the north and west of Ger
many. The Bavarian forests have been
devastated by the pests and the govern
ment is paying a bounty on their destruc
tion. The vineyards in Rhudesheim, Bin
gen and Geisenheim are also infested with
pbyloxera, and the crop is in danger of
RAILROADS VS. MERCHANTS. !
The Baltimore Flour Men
at War With
The committee appointed by President
E. C. Hcald, of the Baltimore corn and
dour exchange, to confer with the general
freight agents of the Baltimore & Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Western Maryland and
Maryland Central railroads in reference to
tho demurrage proposed to be charged on
freight arriving by various railroad lines
on and after Sept. 1, met at the corn and
flour exchange yesterday afternoon. The
railroad companies claim that they have
been driven through the unwarranted de
lay in nnloadiug cars by the merchants to
whom goods were consigned to establish a
rate for storage, and in their joint circular
they say that all flour arriving at Baltimore
over any of their respective lines at tho
various railroad stations or warehouses,
will ba held free of charge at the
owner's risk for four days, Sun
days and legal holidays not in
cluded. If the flour is not removed
within four days after arrival, it will be
stored at the risk and expense of the own
ers; if 6tored in the railroad company's
stations or warehouses the charges for
storage will be 4 cents per barrel per
moLth, or fraction thereof, and 1 cent per
barrel for labor. All flour on hand at sta
tions nr warehouse on Sept. 1 will be con
sidered as having arrived on that day. The
only article mentioned in tha circular of
the railroad companies on the subject of
demurrage is flour, but it is understood
that the rule will be made to apply as well
to hay, corn, wheat, oats, and all similar
products. It appears to be reasonably
certain that the enforcement of this order
will lead to a war between members of the
flour and corn exchange and the railroads.
The merchants claim that the railroads,
cot having the proper facilities for taking
care of the goods after bringing them here,
they have no right to charge demurrage,
and merchants will probably refuse to pay
if a charge is made. Then if the compa
nies refuse to surrender the goods upon
demand, the person to whom the goods
are consigned will 6ue out a replevin to
CLOUDBURST IN COLORADO.
A Damage ot 6300.000 by a Storm Lasting
Less Than Half An Hour. I
A disastrous rain, which resulted iu a
cloudburst, occurred in Colorado Springs j
on the afternoon of the 15th and the result
ia that two lives were lost, and it is feared
that a family who were camping on a dry
creek, were swept away. A black cloud
seemed to bear down on the city, and as
it approached it grew denser. It broke,
and for a few moments a solid block of
water poured down, which was followed
by hail. Roofs were beaten in, signs
hurled to the ground and walls undermined
by the water and hail. An unknown
Swede who lived in the flats below town
was swept away, and a woman who resided
among the poorer classes, who went down
toward the creek, cannot now be found by
the party of searchers. Twelve miles of
railroad track was washed away on the
midlands, and all trains are delayed in
consequence, The duration of the storm
was twenty-five minutes and its path was
a mile wide. The cloud came from the
northwest. Tha 'damage will amount to
at least $200,000 in the city and vicinity.
At Rock Ford all the irrigation ditches
were overrun and broke, doing great injury
to the surrounding country.
Congbessman CRisr has been renomi
nated for csngress by acclamation by tne
Democrats of the Third Georgia district.
JAMES E. BOYD THE NOMINEE
His Noiulaatloa Practically m Walkaway
Dr. Bear, oT Norfolk. Named for Second
Place -Balaace of tae Nomination-The
Secretary of State...
JAMES E. BOYD
DK. ALEX. BEAR
.FRANK W SPKAGUE
R. B. WAHLgUrT
Tho Nebraska democratic state conven
tion convened at Boyd'e opera-house.
Oinaba, at 7 p. m. of the 14th inst. After
the usual preliminary work of a state con
venlion nominations for governor were
made, which resulted as follows.
Other nominations were then made as
given in the above ticket.
James . Boyd, in accepting the nomina
tion tendered his, addressed the conven
tion as follows:
"Gentlemen ot the Contention You have
conferred upon ma the hifihost honor within
the gii't of the democratic party of Nebraska,
and for this very Brest mark of your estjoin
and confidence I am truly grateful, and Sin
cerely thank you.
"On account of the present oltttcal situa
tion the distinction you have shown me may
not b?. as heretofore, a barren compliment, for
I believe that, by hard work and nnited effort,
our hopes will end In full fruition and the
entire democratic ticket can be elected. Ap
plause. "The duties ot a governor of a state are
mostly executive and but little more U ex
pected ot him except to ee tbat the laws are
feithfully. impar.islly. honestly and economi
cally administered, and. If elected, this shall
be my earnest purpose. Bet, should occasion
require my advice or co-operation in the shap
ing ot new legislation or my interposition to
prevent dangerous or detrimental legislation,
my i ndeavor eball be to do the rlsht and act
on all matters for the best Interests ot the
"As most of yon personally know, my life
has been oneot acts and works, not one of
words ; one of practice, sot of theory, and It my
fellow-citizens show their confidence in me and
choose to place me in office all I can promise is,
that I will do all in my power to give to the
state an honest and fearless administration of
affairs to the beat of my abilities.
-Gentlemen, I again thank you for the honor
you have bestowed upon me."
Hon. James E. Bojd, norritneefor gov
ernor, came to Omaha in Augest of 1856,
aud eogaged in the business of carpenter
ing. Anyone well acquainted with the
city can point out several old buildings
stil standing as monuments of his skill as
a mechanic. In 1858. soon after being
married he west out to Wood river and
near the town of Gibbon, located on a
ranch and for nine years busily interested
himself at the very lucrative points of
stock raising. Theie is where be laid the
foundation and commence 1 to build up a
comfortable fortune. At the same time he
engaged in merchandising to some con
siderable extent at Kearney. In 1866 he
took a contract and graded about 300 miles
out in that country of the Union Pacific
road. Two years later Mr. Boyd returned
to Omaha and in 1872 started the Boyd
packing concern. In the mean
time he held successfully several
positions of ef trust, saeh ae county clerk,
councilman, mayor, representative and
delegate to the constitutional convention.
He was a member of the first state legisla
ture from Buffalo county and in 1857
was elected clerk of Douglas county. His
first election as mayor was in the
spriug of 1881, and his administration of
city affairs that time proved so acceptable
tbat when the people desired to inaugurate
a great system of public improvements
and boom in Omaha, they, in 1885, again
put him to the front as the safest man for
that office. During all these years he has
been one of the most enterprising, go
ahead, always for Omaha and Nebraska,
men in the state. His energies, influence
and money have been expended liberally in
the upbuilding of both. This is proven iu
the fact that be helped along the gas com
pany in its straggling infancy, assisted in
organizing tne Omaha & Northwestern
railroad, was its first president and pre
sided until the line reached Blair. Be was
also one of the founders of the Nebraska
National bank, and ten jears ago built the
splendid opera house in which the
convention was held, and is a'so building
the new Boyd at the corner of Seven
teenth and Harney streets, planned to be
one of the finest theaters in the country.
Mr. Boyd has always been a stanch demo
crat and is one of the beet known leadets
of that party in the state. He is an un
Mr. Boyd is an Irishman, having been
born on the 'auld sod, in County Tyrone,
Sept. 9, 1834. He came to America with
his father in 1847, settled at Zanesville,
O., and resided there until the western
fever brought him to Omaha.
The democratic party of Nebraska, in state
convention assembled, declares iti fealt; to thi
cen ury-old principles of its founders, and em
phatically endorses and reaffirms the platform
of the National democratic party at St. Louis in
154. upon which were nominated G rover Cleve
land, of New York, for president, aad Allen G.
Thurman, ot Ohio, for vice-president.
The party takes occasion to exprtta its ad
miration for the honesty, -courage and good
faith ofGrover Cleveland in his manly and
straightforward fight against those principle
enunciated by the republican party which
democrats believe to be subversive of liberty
and cruel and injurious to the agricultural in
terests. The democracy ot Nebraska does not believe
in tariffs upon the necessities of life and scouts
as delusive and hypocritical the plan of aiding
the farmer to pay off the ever-iaireaslrigburdsn
of bis mortgages by increasing the tax upon his
clothing, wool, tin plates and crockery, and de
no .1 ces th hypocrisy of tru republicai pltt
fonn of this state in seyinc that "we favor a
revision of the tariff in the interest cf the pro
ducer and laborer," while the majority of the
national house ot representatives is gagglur
free speech in the interest of the manufactur
ers, out of whom "tha fat was fried' in 188e. and
for the purpoe of passing the measure which
fostera trusts, combines and monopolies, whk-h
strangles ci mmerce and destroys ship hand
ing, which increases taiea while it .'educes the
revenue ; imposes additional burdens upon the
laborer and farmer, while it confessedly fails
to open a market for a single bushel cf wheat
or a single barrsl of pork.
Ihe democratic party has ever teen the
friend of the farmer and laborer and pledges
itself on all questions of mortgages, usury, rail
road discriminations, extortionate freight rates
and kindred subjects, and particularly in favor
of a stringent usury law to lift, so far aa it has
constitutional power, the hardens from the
wearied shoulders of those who toiL
The republican party patronizingly in this
state by its platform reeogmltes "the right of
labor to organize for it protection ;" the dem
crati: party, standiog upon its whole history,
d es more. It encourage the masses to organ
ize and under the law to fight capitalistic en
croachments by widespread organization and
The democratic r arty denounces the republi
can party for ru gifts of more than 143,000,000
acres of the public domain to railroad corpora
tions, and sends greeting to Allen G. Thurman
and his patriotic associates who redeemed TO,
0 0,009 acres of it for the people. The public
domain should be sacredly held for the actual
settler and intending citizen, and this party
protests against alien land holding In the
Unite 1 States.
The war was ended twenty-five years since,
and as patriotic citizens, glad that the corse
aad blight of slavery ess been bani'bsd from
the land, we een not bat deplore the attempt
to rsvrve sectional Issues by the introduction
a-d pastee of the force bill, by which it is in -t
nded o tplace the ballot under the coatrol of
partisan ofEeers appointed for life.
We thank God for the p:e;ervat!ou of the
anion and jlory in tho achtivemsaU of our citi
zen soldiers aad express ourselves aa heartily
in favor ot pensioning every wounded, needy
and deserving veteran and giving him such a
pension as ihall sure hira against want for
the remainder cf Ms da. and asking like pro
vision for the wido and the orphan.
We favor the Acstra'ian or some similar sys
tem of balloting whi:h will insure to every citi
;en the right to cat bl, vote according to his
own judgment, free from corruption and intim
j We are opposed to all trusts formed, for the
purpose or increaung ms cost or me commodi
ties of li'e. and believe the reduction of the
present iniquitous tarid t be the best means
to destroy and ltiiede their growth.
We tavor an amendment to the federal con
stitution which will take the election ot
United States senator from the sttte legisla
tor j aad l lace It iu the hands ot the people,
wheie it belongs
We favor tha placing of the silver dollar on
Its former footing with tjollco n in our coinage
law, with equal legal tender quaities, and w
denounce aa unjust an 1 dishoaest the law re
cently enacted a i a disiiinlcation in fnvorot
the gold coin for the benefit of the money
power, and we further declare ourselves in
favor ot the free coinage o.' silver.
We roundly deuouu e the maintenance of the
state militia as an expensive repbub'can luxury
cf no benefit in any tesrect. and demand its
immediate repeal by the cext legislature.
The demccretfc party has a record of opposi
tion to all sumptuaiy legislation. It does not
believe that the social habit of tbe people are
proper subje. ts for constitutional prove on.
High licente and lrcal option, however, have
been tried in Nebraska and have git en satisfac
tion to a majority of the pe plc. Aa between
them and prohibition. thJ democratic psrty if
unreservojly in favor of tl e former, and atten
tion is hereby cat ed to the hypo -rlsy of the re
publican party, which, having caused tbe ques
tions to be submitted to a popular vote, thereby
creating uncartainty, injuring business, unset
tling values and depressing trade, purpos.-ly
dodged the issuj in the last convention and
neglected to say where it could be found as a
I arty on these questions n the coming elec
State Central Committee.
Tbo following are the mombjrs of tha
central committee, the numbers being tbe
districts they represent.
Virat-Robert Clegg. Fells tity.
Second M. T Connor, Auburn.
Third G. I. Bleudhorn, Nebraska City.
Fourth W. B. shryrock. Louisville.
Fit'th-V. H. Uadden, Ashland.
Sixth Knclid Martin. Ju'lus Meyer, Georgu
E. Pritchett. Omaha.
Seventh John Conton, Banero.
Eeigbth-F. F. Zeigler, Randolph.
Tenth John Shervin. Fremont.
Eleventh T. F. Memminer, Madison.
Twelfth James K. North. Columbus.
Thirteenth Patrick Fahey. O N'eill.
Fourteenth A. W. Ciites. Chadron.
Fifteenth S. B. Thompson.
Sixteenth S. M. Tattle, LitchrUld.
Seventeenth J. G. P. liilder'.rgnd. St, PauL
Eighteenth George West, Osceola.
Nineteenth R. K. Dumphey. Seward.
Twentieth- William McLaughlin. Lincoln ; J.
E. Davey, Malccm.
Twenty-first Julius Newman, Wymore.
Twenty-second T. B. I'aiker, Dorchester.
Twenty third- J. D. ITubbell, Fairbury.
Taenty-foarth -George F. Corco.an. York.
Twenty-fifth-E. W. Hulburt. Aurora.
Twenty-sixth- A. F. Mcore, Bloouitngtoa.
Twenty-seventh A. S. Campbell, Haatings.
Twenty-eighth J amea I. Rhea, Hoi Irege.
Twenty-ninth -E. C. Ballen. McCook.
Thin lot n-M A. Leftwick, Lexington.
Tbe Effect ot the Electrie Current on the
Blood aad Drain.
Dr. George E. Fell, one of the physi
cians present at the autopsy on Murderer
Kemmler, filled a jar of fragments of
Kemmler's body to take to Buffalo foi
scientific purposes. That jar was stolen
by somebody. Kemmler's skull was sawed
into four pieces and thoroughly scraped.
Dr. Daniels took one piece, which shows
the elect of tha electrode j. Dr. Daniels
thus describes it.
"The blood channels within the circ!
where tbe electrode touched are all colored
a dark blue, while outside of it they arc
red. The blood vessels lie between a thin
membrane, which has been removed, and
wheu we sawed the skull opeu we found
that the blood within the circle of the
electrode was like charcoa'. The applica
tion of the current had absorbed all the
waters of the blood. Between the two
layers of boi.e which compose the skull is
a spongy substance which, acting as a
cushion, protects the brain against blows
on the head. Within the compass of the
electrode this disappeared, being drird up
Dy the electricity."
The doctor has two vials, one filled with
blood taken from the ribt side of Kemm
ler's heart. It is somewhat darker and a
little thicker thin tLat taken fiom the left
side, which is iu the other buttle. The pe
culiarity of tha blood is that it Las re
mained in tbe same liquid state as when it
wis taken from the heart. This has been
noted in yersons who have met an electri
cal death and is cu'led tleclrolysist. The
blocd of.a person who dies a natural death
quickly coagulates, and, when placid iu a
disb, the serum rises to the surface, while
the fibrine forms a substance of the c u
sistency of liver at the bottom of the
"Theoret.cally," said Dr. Datr'e's. "the
electrical current has destroyed the fibiine.
The examination of tbe blood may leveal
whether this is the real cuse, or it may
give U3 no liht on tha question. I have
given the aualyzation of the blocd to a
chemict. In this lare bottle is a piece of
the br; iu, taken from beneath the elec
trode, where it had something of a burl
color. Here alto ia a piece of the cerebel
lum in the back of the head, atd the first
section of the spinal cord beginning at the
base of the brain. There is enough ma
terial in that bottle, if properly used, to
make 10,000 microscopic slides. This in
the fourth bottle is a portion of the skin
at the base of the spine which was
Thousands or Steers Being; Rushed Into
Cattle shipments are coming very thick
at present, and thousands of steers aie
being rushed into the eastern markets.
East of Helena, on the Northern Pacific,
the cars that have been omered for tie rest
of this month are as follows: John Holt,
13 cars, at Fallon; Iky Myers, 73 cars, ht
Mingusvillo; Reynolds Bros., -15 cars, at
Dickinson; Crosby, 12 cars, at same p'aee:
Stoddard & Ho war J, 35 cars, at Miles;
Jack Andrns, 3$ cars, at Dickinson; Hub
bard i Sampson, 30 cars, at G.'endive.
These will be tho cars used up to Sept. 1
that are now ordered. It is probable that
others will be ordered in time to use this
month. Tbe Murphy Cattle company
shipped a short time ago 300 head of steer,
that averaged 1,057 pounds. Mat Murphy
was offered at the landing place in Montana
$32.50 per bead. TLis he refused, asking
?35 which he conld cot get. On tbe ar
rival of the cattle at Chicago they struck
the lowest market, bringing only $ 2.C5 per
hundred, amounting to about $28 per head.
The shippers claim that they were a fine
lot of steers, but happened to get in on e
very bad day.
Berlin has a stenographer with a
unique specialty. He attends all funerals
of prominent persons and takes down
verbatim tbe addresses of the officiaticg
clergymen. Then he prtpares highly
ornamented copies of the addresses and
sellB them to the friends ot the eulogized
dead. His business is so good that he has
taken one assistant and has advertised for
A Cairo bachelor, who, the ad. said,
was "87 yean old, but rich," has received
250 applicants from ladies willing to be his
wife and risk his dying pretty goon.
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