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VOLUME XXI NUMBER 19.
WHOLE NUMBER 1059.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1890.
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O. T. ROEN, Cashier.
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AGAIN THE CTCLOXE.
WILKESBARRE, PA.. VISITED BY
A MOST DESTRUCTIVE ONE.
31 any People Killed The Exact Number
'ot Yet Ascertained Hundreds of
Holme Unroofed, I'artly fllown 0er or
Completely Demolished 1 he Financial
Loss Very Great.
At 5 o'clock on the afternoon of the
19th the most terrible cyclone that has ever
I been experienced there struck the city of
W.lkesbarre, Pa. It came up the rifer,
' and the suddenness of its coming was one
of its awful features. The heavens vere
' fts black as night and the wind blew with
the mos-t fnpbtiul velocity. W hole rows
of trees were blown down. Following this
' hundreds of houses were unroofed, par
tially blown over, completely demolished
. and worse than all. the visitation of death
1 was Bf nt upon a number cf people. Large
districts in several sections of the city are
! iu absolute ruin, and men, women and
children are in the streets crying
Ami Wringing Their Hand In Absolute
The damage will reach hundreds of
thousands of dollars. Passenger trains
and locomotives at the depot were blown
oer, and every wire in the city, electric
lunt, telephone and telegraph, is down.
Th-t devastation is to bi compared with
nothing in th? memory of the oldest in
habitant. Evert bodv is rejoicing that no
j fires have as yet taken place, for the
streets are impassable with trees and fallen
buildings, and the engine could not be
drawn through them.
The Death List
jo far as ascertained is twelve. Four men
Hie known to hae been killed in the Haz
ard wiro-rone works. A house on Scott
1 street, occupied by miners, who had
' ju-t returned from work, ftll in and
I Ihreo inmates were killed. The huge
I fitnek of the Kittle planing mill fell in on
I a man and two horses, and nil were killed,
j A little colored girl was killed by the fall
1 ing of a building on Sonth Mam street.
' 'J no men suffered death by the falling of a
t portion of Stegmare's brewery and a third
' inenrrod the same fato through the almost
, complete demolition of S. L. Brown's
brick business block on Market street.
There are undoubtedly fifteen or sixteen
Many poor people suffered heavy losses,
and it will be months before all the damage
caq be repaired. Building mechanics of
all kinds can find employment here for
weeks to come, as it is already known that
fully 200 buildings have been blown d n
or otherwise damaged. Many of ths
structures were of large size and treat
Only can be given, as follows: Hazard
wire rope works, 523,000; S. L. IJroWD,
S'iO.llOii; St. Mary's Catholic church, $13,-
1 000; Murray shaft, $10,000; Ho lenback
I snaft. $3,000; Whitehaven Ice company,
, 55.000; Ahlhorn s pork packing bouse,
$3,00i In addition to these hundreds of
citizens sutfered losses running from $300
' to $5,000.
1 he Murray shaft fan-house was blown
down and the fan stopped. Them are
tentv-oue men in the mine, but it is
hoped they can be got out safely.
A 7 30 p. m. reports came from Sugar
Notch, a mining town three miles from
Ler-. that the destruction of property is
t. ruble and fifteen persons kil ed. At
Partons and Mill Cieek, four mi es from
' here, coal bunkers in all directions have
been more or less damaged, and the num
ber killed will reach ten.
Telegraph wires down in all directions
and all communication is shut off.
The Name of Those Killed,
as far as known, are:
' EVI MARTIN, baker.
JOHN F. FRITZ, laborer.
I BURKELLBEXDEN'MKYER. salesman.
' SAMUEL ROITSE, mechicist.
1 JOfeEPH KERN milkman.
, GEORGE HAMILTON.
George Hamilton, John Eleinhauff and
t a Hnogarian entered a barn for shelter.
I The large double doors were blown in,
killing Hamilton instantly and fatally in
juring the other two. Berlin Van derm ark
I had his head crushed and ribs and legs
broken, and cannot recover. Max Cramer
was fatally injured by a falling wall. Jesse
Houser's legs were broken and be was in-
j ternally injured by a falling roof. M.
Brinkman was injured internally. Am-
I brose Constine, a liquor dealer, was injured
Mayor Sutton at once issued a procla
mation calling the Ninth regiment to as
semble at the armory to aid in police super-
vision of the city. The estima ed loss, at
midnight, is $500,000, although it may
JPeach a higher figure. The suffering is
Jreat. A terrible rainstorm set in immed
iately after the cvclone and drenched the
exposed property which lies in its track.
At m.dnight ram is pouring dowa in tor
rents. ' The Storm Ki-vl t-j.
A special to the RtcorU .rom New Mil
ford. Susquehanna countv. says the cy
clone struck that region at precisely the
same momemeut Wilkesbarre was struck.
Farmer Cole's house was demolished and
Mrs. Cole killed. His family was im
prisoned m the wreck and all were badly
A dispatch to the Record says the cy
clone struck Haneyville, killing two per
sons. The M. E. church and adjoiniug
1 parsonage were blown down. Nearly all
the houses in the village and buildings
on farms were unroofed and crops ruined.
Terrible Was the Scene
in the Hazard wire rope works. The dead
and dying lay on lne floor, and heartrend-
mc cries and groans filled the air in the
room. The cyclone struck the rear of the
large brick building. About 200 men were
employed 111 the works. The roof and
1 sjde walls were crushed in and lay in rains
all about. Bricks and ponderous machin-
' ery were scattered all over. When the
storm was imminent men rushed for the
j door but many of them were caught in the
ruins. As soon as the calm succeeded the
awful cyclone, men rushed into the rnins
and carried the injured into a portion of
the building which was undamaged and
laid them on the floor and physicians were
The Hillman breaker was blown into
stored. It will tke months to repair the
damage before the micers will be able to
resume wcrk. The boiler house, engine
rooms sod other oat-houses shared the
, same fateZbe danflfesill be thousands
cf dollars, nstorm nrSHihe Delaware
.v Hadscn roundhouses sniAned them
, away, bricks and airV The hoBAoin
j ing werell demolished
' Summerrille Totally AnniB
Trainmen report the village of S
Tille, thirty miles est of Scranton, stuck
by a cvclone and totally annihilated. Engine-
r Fisber, in giving am account of his
txperencts while passing through the cy
clore. said the engine was lifted from the
track a- d the cab blown off. and all the
vmd ws in the cars were crushed in bv
th t n le forc; of the wind. Two of
the trau hanJs wtie seriously injured.
Any definite account of the stem ox the
damage done by it is difficult to obtain, as
all the wires west of the city are down.
Latest from the Scene of the Wreck.
The Ninth regiment is on duty in answer
to the major's proclamation. Soldiers are
assisting the police in maintaining order.
Unemployed men were set to work to-day
to clear the streets of fallen trees, tele
phone and telegraph poles. Many owners
of buildings have already set about the re
construction of injured portions of their
property. A careful estimate places the
number of buildings demolisted and par
tially destroyed at nearly 400, and some
estimate that it will exceed this figure.
The loss will probably reach $1,000,00,
although in the present chaos no possible
means of making a close estimate exist. At
the city hospital several victims are cared
for. Some of them cannot survive.
So far as ascertained the following are
NETTIE THOMPSON (colored) aged 10 yeara.
MRS. ELIZA McGINELY. her infant and 1C-yeax-old
An unknown Hungarian.
The injured are:
An unknown employe of the Delaware &
Jemes McG islet.
Mart C. McGinlet.
Left in Darkness.
Tho city during the uight was enveloped
in darkness owing to the service from the
electrio light station being shut off.
Thousands of people are scrambling over
and about the scenes of the wreck and
business is almost neglected.
A heavy wind storm unroofed the houses
and barns at Brushvilte, three miles from
Susquehanna. A house occupied by
Luther Hall and family was partially blown
down and one of Hall's sons was killed
and another fatally injured.
A Sixteen Hours' Struggle for IJfe In Lake
For wonderful pluck and endurance
three little Escanaba boys won the palm.
The three boys were James and Willie
O'Brien and Frank Gallagher. Sunday
afternoon the boys had launched a small
boat and propelled it with a pair of pad
dles to a point tnree-fourths of a mile off
shore, when one of the sudden violent
squalls for which Lake Superior is noted
6truck them. They lost their paddles and
the boat began to fill with water. Jim and
Frank, aged respectively 8 and 10 years,
jumped into the seething waves on either
side of the boat, and each of them put one
hand on the gunwale, paddling with the
other, while Willie, who was only 1, bailed
the water out with his hat. Knowing it
would be impossible to live more than half
an hour in the icy waters of the lake, Jim
and Frank every now and then climbed into
the boat, returning to the water again after
a few minutes' rest. Night came on black
and very stormy, and for sixteen long hours
the brave boys swam, baled and hoped for
deliverance. They called for help time
and again, but their voices were lost in th-i
roar of the sea. About -1 o'clock in the
morning the boys drifted past a light,
which they thought indicated a residence
near by. When they learned a minute later
that was a vessel they were in despair.
But they battled on until late that morn
ing, when at a point nineteen miles out in
Lake Superior they were sighted and
picked up by a passing schooner. Their
experience is without anything approach
ing a parallel in the history of the lake.
FEAR A MONEY FAMINE.
The Responsibility Placed on the Silver
Bill The Banks' Surplus Reserve
The advance in the price of silver bullion
has at last reached a point that has
attracted speculative interest generally.
Saturday's market showed tost the profes
sional traders were inclined to take the
market of silver away from those who have
made a specialty of dealing in it, and Mon
day the evidence that they have done so
was unmistakable. The fact that the New
York market sow dominates the London
market for silver was also clearly demon
strated, for in London thei price followed
the advance there. The treasury depart
ment fallowed both, so the work of plac
ing the' white metal commercially upon the
legally established parity with gold .goes
on merrily, atfff'in accordance wittf th
spirit of the" new silver act. These con
ditions undoubtedly contribute to the sup
port of the stock market. Thebauks have
lost their surplus reserve six weeks earlier
than they did last year, and their corre
spondents are cot only reducing balancerat
this center, but in many cases are borrow
ing what money they can. Chicago in
particular has begun to take more money
from New York than bankers anticipated,
and from this it is reasonably inferred that
the large available supply of funds that
she was supposed to have has been
absorbed by trade centers farther west.
Sparks from the Wires.
A vert light snow, the first of the sea.
son fell at Denver Monday night.
There have been eighteen deaths from
cholera among 1,000 pilgrims at the Elton,
The Queen's theater at Manchester,
Eng., has been destroyed by fire. There
was no loss of life.
Ik Denver, J. W. Dawson, an electric
lamp trimmer, was killed while changing
carbons in an arc light.
George Shaw and John Davis were
killed by lightning at Senecaville, O.,
while standing in a church door.
Henry M. Stanley says that France,
England and Germany ought to co-operate
in the work of civilizing Africa.
The pope has prepared a rescript for
the International Social Science congress
to be held in Belgium in September.
An American dramatio agent is suing
Gnonod for breach of contract to conduct
sixty concerts la America for 1,000,000
A few weeks ago a supposed silver
mine was discovered at Pleasantsville, N.
J. Experts who have assayed samples of
the ore claim that it contains enough silver
to pay for working it.
The Quebec Canadien appeals to the
leaders of the Ottawa and Quebec govern
ments to provide work for the inhabitants
of the counties below Quebec, whose crops
are a total failure.
Mrs. J. Holden, and her son Edward
have been arrested at Monticello. SI.,
charged with the murder of HarleyBusiell.
One held Bnssell's horses while the other
George Haddex, alive stock dealer of
Tarkio, Kan., was knocked dowa and
robbed in the middle of the daytn" the
heart of St. Joseph, Mo., by two negroes,
whom he engaged to help him unloai hit
TO BULL THE MARKET.
REASON OF SOME OF THE BAD
WHEAT REPORTS SENT OUT.
The Statements Very Misleading and Cal
culated to Do Much Injury Gotten Up
by Certain Parties to Hull the Market
The News in General from. All Quarters.
The statements which have been pub
lished in some of the papers showing the
very poor yield and quality of wheat taken
from a certain locality are very misleading
and calculated to do much injury to North
Dakota. It is no doubt gotten up by cer
tain parties to bull the wheat market. The
facts are, the average yield of wheat will
be from 2'J to 25 bushels. We may go
twenty miles east or twenty miles west
from the city and the average yield will be
from 13 to 16 bushels. It is true there are
some 6pots that will not go more than that
reported by the papers, but there are hun
dreds of acres where the yield will be not
less than from 13 to 15 bushels. Grand
Fork and Polk counties have in the neigh
borhood of 10,000,000 bushels which, at 75
cents per bushel, will be $7,500,000. The
statement is based upon the crop of 1887,
when it was better by 10 per cent., and
these two counties produced 11,000,000
bushels, and this, too, with only alout
one half of the available land as at present
under cultivation. Farmers from the
Turtle nver country say their yield of
wheat will be about 15 bushels, though
not as good in quality as in 1887.
Jewels to the Value of SI 0,000 Are Seized
at the Custom House.
A picturesque display of diamonds and
diamond jewelry was spread ont in the
seizure room of the New York custom
house. At about the same hour Henry
Hershy, a passenger on the French steam
ship La Normandie, just arrived, was taken
before United States Commissioner
Shields by Surveyor Ljon's men, charged
with an attempt to smuggle the jewelry.
The collection is worth $10,000, though
the true value cannot be known until the
appraisers get to work on it. The collec
tion included a diamond necklace of thirty
stones a diamond bracelet, four diamond
nngs, two pairs of big solitaires, a dia
mond and ruby ring, a gold opera glass, a
lies and pearl handled fan, adorned with
diamonds and rabies, a gold necklace,
with diamond and ruby charm, a diamond
hat pin, three diamond brooches, a watch
no begger than a nickel set with diamonds,
and a gold scent bottle inscribed with the
letters "F. T." in diamonds. Hershy is
Howell Osborn's valet, and the jewels
were for Fay Templeton. Miss Templeton
was to have worn the jewely Monday night
n her opening at the Fourteenth street
street theater in "Hendrick Hudson." Mr.
Osborn is still in Europe and Miss Te in
to n ha3 recently arrived. It will be re
membered that at out a year ago, in re
sponse to a cable from Paris, where Mr.
Osborn then was, she suddenly broke a
theatrical engagement in Chicago, and by
fast trains and a swift steamer, was quickly
in Paris. Hershy was held in $5,000 bail.
Kloped With a Country Youth.
The facts concerning an alleged clandes
tine marriage which involves one of the
leading families of Philadelphia were made
public when the pretty young bride was
taken away from her home by her hus
band. The young woman in tha case is
Mamie, only child of Thomas Montgom
ery, of the firm of Lukens & Montgomery,
one of the leading real estate firms of
Philadelphia. The young wife left her
pleasant home and drove proudly away
with . her husband in a common farm
wagon. Last year Mr. Montgomery pur
chased a large plot of ground at Inter
laken, a new cottage resort in the pines at
I the head of Deal lake, which lies between
North Asbury Park and Deal beach. On
his plot he erected a costly villa, with ail
the modern improvements. Here be
brought h;s wife and his only child Mamie,
a bright and pretty girl about 20 years of
age. Robert E. Peters, who had pur
chased a farm in the vicinity, was taken as
a boarder. The elopement resulted.
Western Fork Packing:.
The Cincinnati Price Current says:
The week's packing in the west has been
315,000 hogs, nearly equaling the preced
ing week, and reflecting a continuation of
the abnormal conditions influencing the
marketing of bogs. For a corresponding
period last year the packing was 115,000.
From March 1 the total is 6,650,000
against 5,030,000 a year ago, or 32 per
cent, increase. Leading places compare
Nebraska Citv I23.KI0
All others M5.O00
Failed to Refund the Debt.
The scheme to refund the Indiana out
standing 3 per cent, loan of $600,000 at 3
per cent has fallen through. When the
time arrived for the state officers to open
the bids none were submitted. A letter
from the German Savings bank.
of New York, said that the bank would
not make a bid for the new bonds
for the reason that the rate of
interest was abnormally low. and because
manv of the banks of New York were put
ting their old holdings of state bonds on
the market, and these could be bought at a
price yielding a better rate of interest. It
is probable that no further attempt to re
fund the debt will be made until the pres
ent stringencies of the money market is
Last Woman or the Wyandotte.
Margaret Solomon, the last female of
the historical Wyandotte Indian tribe in
Ohio, died at Ler home in Upper San
dusky, O. She was born in 1816, her pa
rents being descendants of the Turtle and
Bear tribes. In 1822, with her parents she
moved to this country, then the most fa
vored abode of the Wyandottes, and set
tled north of Carey. At the age of 18 she
was married to David Youn?, one of her
tribe. Eight children were born to them,
all of whom ore dead. In 1641 she be
came a widow and seventeen years later
married John Solomon. No children were
born to this union, Mr. Solomon dying in
1S76. The funeral services were conducted
in the old mission church, in which she
worshipped with her sister Indians years
Forced to Sign Away a Fortune,
D. W. Gillmore, of San Francisco, cre
ated a sensation in the Quiscy House cor
ridor, Boston, by demanding protection
from E. A. Sanborn, of Hollwell, Me., his
brother-in-law. Sanborn, he said, had
forced him at the point of a revolver to
sgn away his interest in his wife's prop
erty fully $100,000 and afterward threat
ened to kill him, rushing after him with
cocked revolver. Gilmore's wife is dtad ,
but their child is heir to the property,
which Sanborn wants kept in his family.
The police refused to aiaks an arrtst and
Sanborn hurried to the depot, taking the
train for Maine. Gilmore insists that the
child shall have its interest in the property.
Tascott Not Needed.
Detective Matt Pinkerton, a an inter
view, ridicules the assertion that Tascott,
th) murderer of Millionaire Snell, has
been captured in the west, and concludes
with the remarkable statement: "They
will never catch Tascott; he is not wanted."
"Probably those connected with the
prosecution could tell yon as well if not
better than I could. There is a great his
tory to that case and most of it has been
published by piece-meal some in one
paper and some in another. Probably the
whole matter will come out some day, but
it does not appear so now. Go and see
Frank Tascott, the father. He will tell
you that be is not worried and never has
been over these numerous arrests of his
celebrated relation. No, they will never
get Tascott, in my opinion."
Mr. Pinkerton intimated that tho mur
der wis a conspiracy, in which people dear
to the murdered man were implicated.
A South African Monarch Who May Fight.
South African advices represent that
Lobengula, the king of Matableland, is
very much irritated with the course of the
British company, which has recently been
admitted to certain privileges iu his do
minions, and that his people are ripe for
war. Lobengula is the most powerful
monarch in South Africa, and is able to
muster an army of 40.00J well trained
fighting men. The warriors are more
anxious for war than the king, who under
btands something of the extent of British
power, and is slow to enter upon a conflict.
Should Lobengula go to war against the
colonists, it would be a more serious af
fair than the struggle with the Zulus.
Flocking to the Hoosier Volcano.
Sunday over 20,000 people visited
the ruptured earth caused by the natural
gas explosion. Excursions from Lafay
ette, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus,
Louisville and Greensburg brought to the
scene thousands of people. Tho day was
very warm and water was in great demand.
It sold for 1" cents a drink and was scaice
at that. About noon a very heavy rain
fell and the crowd was baptized in mud.
Gas continues to burn at various poiuts
about the crater and danger sscuib to lurk
beneath the surface. The road extending
up the river over tho crater is yet impass
able, and few will venture upon the scene
of the upheaval.
Biff Mill for a Illg Mine.
The biggest stamp mill ever made in this
country has just been finished at the Union
Iron Works, San Francisco. It has 100
stamps and several contrivances for in
creasing the tfiicieucy. It weighs 2,000
tons and will be shipped in two sections to
Astofagasta, Chili, where it will be set up.
The ore which it will work up. comes from
the Huancnae, a company in the moun
tains of Bolivia, and is brought down to
the mill by a railroad 500 miles loni;.
These mines now lead the world in produc
North Dakota Farmers in Distress.
It is reported from Mcintosh county.
North Dakota, that a number of farmers
bate already asked for assitance from the
commissioners and that supplies are being
furnished. The crop in that county is
almost a total failure, and most of the
settlers are ftard up. Several hundred
families have located there within two
years, many of them last spring, and so
far they hae produced nothing. They b;
long to the Rugsian colony. Outside aid
will be called for before winter sets in.
Poisoned at a Banquet.
A committee of the Servian progressists
party attended a banquet at Topla. Sub
sequently the members of the committee
were taken ill and their symptoms showed
they were suffering from arsenical poison
ing. It is suspected that arsenic was
placed in their food intentionally with the
object of killing those who partook of it,
and that the crime was committed by
political opponents of the progressists.
. John Boyle O'Reilly's Successor.
James Jeffrey Boche will undoubtedly
be selected as editor of the Boston Pilot as
successor to the late John Boyle O'Eeilly.
Mr. Boche is now one of the editors of the
paper, and he and O'Reilly were the
stannchest of friends and co-workers.
Archbishop Williams, it is understood,
will purchase Mr. O'lieilly's interest iu the
paper, thus giving him absolute control.
Aiding Needy Kansas Farmers.
In view of the losses sustained by the
farmers of Kansas on account of the
drouth, various financial institutions have
notified the farmers upon whose lands they
have mortgages that they will supply them
with seed wheat this fall and give a year's
extension on inte est coupons.
One or the Howard Faction Killed.
In Harlan coanty, Kentucky, the Howard-Turner
feud has broken out afresh,
and Bob Pope, one of the Turner sympa
thizers and a connty magistrate, is now
dead, while a reward is offered for the ar
rest of John Scott, who killed him.
Died at a Ripe Old Ace.
Mrs. Myla Powell died at South Bend,
Ind., aged 106 years. She retained her
mental faculties, mind and hearing t- the
last. She was born a North Carolina
slave, ana was freed by the war.
Many Miners Strike.
Advices from Mons state that 8,000
miners m the Borinage district have struck.
Socialist leaders ate fomenting discontent
among the men, and it is expected the
movement will spread.
Spread of the Potato Blight.
The potato bligh is spreading with
alirmiug rapidity in the southern portion
of County Down. In all parts of Ar imagh
it has assumed serious proportions.
Lost With All on Board.
At Conway, in Wales, a boat containing
eight persons was swamped in the river
and all its occupants drowned.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
In a forced march made by a Bavarian
regiment 170 men were sun struck and fell
out of the ranks. Tbre of the men have
since died and seventeen are dying.
A dispatch from Cuiro states that re
ports from a reliable source are at hand
that Osman Digna has arrived at Tokar
from Omdarman at the head of a formid
It is reported that a French syndicate
has offered a loan to the government of
Uruguay for the purpose of enabling the
govenment to withdraw the piper cur
rency now in circulation.
In the engagement at Zemmour. Mo
rocco, the troops of the French milit iry
mission assisted the sultan by working the
artillery. The rebels, who fought with
desperate courage, were still unco wed.
The Property Defense League, formed
of members of the English nobility and
land holding gentry, has issued a circular
calling on all who are interested in defend
ing the rights of property to join the
league, and denouncing in alarming lan
guage the socialistic ttndencits of legisla
tion in Great Britain.
Hebron is after water works.
Gothenbero is to have a new hotel.
There is talk of starting a boating club
Ashland is negotiating for a sash and
A Sons of Veterans camp has been mus
tered in at Blair.
A hook and ladder company has been
formed at Crawford.
The German citizens of Fremont have
organized a personal rights league.
C.pT. Jack Crawford is giving .en
tertainments in the western part of the
The bank of Jansen, which recently
closed its doors, has again resumed busi
ness. George Benham occupies a cell in the
Dawes county jail charged with cattle
The colored church which was blown
down at Aurora last week is again well
A Personal Bights league, with a
membership of sixty, has been organized
at Blue Hill.
The little 8-year-old daughter of Lee
Soloman was fatally burned at Omaha
while lighting a fire.
The Episcopalians of Wilber have com
menced the erection of a new church
building which will cost $1,000.
The Whitney Champion last week re
ported a heavy hailstorm south of that
place which left drifts of ice hub deep in
The voters of Diller instructed the
school officers to rent additional room un
til a new building could be erected for
It is reported that over $200 in cash
subscriptions were sent to the Omaha Re
publican only a few days before that con
Sunday afternoon a Fremont minister
preached to the Y. M. C. A. upon "Judge
Lvncb, or Mob Law and Its Relation to
The Northwest Nebraska Veterans' as
sociation will hold its fourth reunion and
encampment on the fair grounds in Craw
ford Oct. 1, 2 and 3.
The new Swedish church at Orleans was
blown down during a windstorm Monday
night. A number of windmills and small
outbuildings were also destroyed.
Miss Hattie Towne, thought to have
been fatally shot by Pratt, who was lynched
at Blair, is showing signs of improvement
and the physicians have hopes of her re
covery. Walt Mason, Nebraska's poet, is laid
up nt Grand Island with an abscess which
has broken inside bis ear.
The premiums offered on live stock by
the Custer Connty Agricultural society
this fall, amount to $1,010.
This fall Adams county will have a
thorough agricultural fair. The society
are offering no purses for speed and all the
money paid in at the gates will stay in the
county as premiums.
A Swede named Nostran filled up on
undiluted alcohol in St. Paul and drove
his team into a barb wire fence while on
his way home, cutting both horses so badly
that they will probably die.
Baf.ttjey has no suitable rooms for the
public schools, and many wished to voto
$2,000 in bonds and then build, but at the
election last week the bonds were defeated.
The citizens of Logan county held a
meeting at Gandy to devise means to in
duce the Kearney and Black Hill railroad
to extend their line westward from Calla
way this fall.
Oakdale has a "pearl fishery." While
hunting pearls the other day O. II. Miski
men found a human skull in the Elkhorn
river, about one mile up stream from the
month of Cedar craek. By the appearance
of the skull it had been in the river about
The Fremont Fii7 of Tuesday contains
this item: Last night about 10 o'clock,
when Joe Hammond, who resides near the
Elkhorn river bridge, returned home, and
before he had time to light the lamp, a
knock came at the front door. His 14-yeir-old
son went to the door and found a
man with a shotgun, who told him that
there were three masked men at the bridge
waiting for hi9 father's return from the
city. It was a strange incident, but noth
ing more came of the news thus brought
by a man at that hour of the night.
The postoffice at Armada was moved
over to Miller one night last week. The
old town people were in a mood to lynch
Postmaster Cherry when the- awoke next
morning and found out what had been
done. As the removal was made with the
sanction of the department they had no
alternative but to submit. The name of
the postoffice will be changed to Miller
A little 4-year-old boy of John Benoz,
living near Weigand, was maimed for life
one day last week. His father bad gone
out to mow a lot of high weeds near the
house and unknown to the father the little
fellow followed soon after, biding in the
weeds. The mower came through where
the child was standing, and before the
father could stop the team the sickle had
done its work.
Willie Krocsc, a young son of John
Krouse, living near Gladstone, while car
rying a gun on a mowing machine, acci
dentally shot himself through the chest.
He lived two days, when he died from the
effects of the wound.
While stacking hay on the Gibson farm
near Fremont Casper Graber met with a
serious accident. The stacK fell over and
a heavy iron bar struck Graber a crushing
blow across the back. He was partly par
alyzed by it, but the doctors j,re of the
opinion that the accident will not prove
There are four tickets in the field in
Thayer county this fall.
The pontoon bridge at Nebraska City
has been attached by the sheriff to satisfy
a claim for $500 held by the Nebraska City
The tenth annual exposition of the
Douglas County Agricultural society will
be held at Omaha, Sept. 1 to 4.
Grand efforts are being made to render the
fair the best ever held in Douglas county.
Miss Hannah Moredick, a voung
lady living near Fairbury, is among the
missing. Some think she has gOLe to
meet a former lover, while others are of
the opinion that she is the victim of foul
The new town which is to be located
west of Coleridge, and near Thorson, will
be called Wauiau. and active preparations
are already being made for building a drug
store, bank and other buildings.
The merchant tailoring establishment
of Wauea fc Hoover at Fairbury was en
tered by burglars and $150 worth of goods
The banner train of the Kearney &
Black Hills road, consisting of thirty cars
of cattle and hogs, is on its way to the
eastern market. The train i gaily deco
rated with flags nd bunting.
The census of Nebraska City jamptd
frem 4,fc87 in 1630 to 11,406 in lc30.
MISS WELDON'S "HOLY CHILD."
Apostln Whitney Talks About the Latest
Addition to Schweiufurth's Family.
C. C. Whitney, the Minneapolis apostle
of George J. Schweinfurtb, has been seen
and asked to explain the recent occurrence
in Schweinf urth's household in Bockford,
"the child born to Mary Weldon."
In reply Mr. Whitney said: "It was con
ceived by the holy ghost and born without
sin. Miss Weldon is one of the redeemed."
"But did the holy ghost act through Mr.
"I hat I am not prepared to say. The
ways of God are inscrutable, but what I
do say is we are no freelovers. We believe
that absolute chastity should ba the attri
bute of both sexes. We live perfectly
pure, chaste lives."
"-But how about man and wife; don't
tho members of your church who are
married live together and raise children?"
"No, they do not. Any married couple
bringing forth children would be consid
ered guilty of adultery."
"But how about Miss Weldon?"
"That is different. She is one of the
redeemed. The 'sanctified,' as St. Paul
put it. None but the redeemed can bear
children. These children are pure because
thoy are conceived by th holy ghost, just
as Jesus Christ was nearly 1,000 yeara
"But how do you know Miss Weldon is
redeemed or sanctified?"
"Because the spirit has announced that
fact. It told her bo three years ago when
Mr. Schweinfurta was in Alpena, Mich."
"How many members of your church are
"I could not state positively; perhaps
twelve or fifteen."
"Are any of them men?-
"None except Mr. Scbwsinfurth. Of
course he is, as he is the son of God. The
same spirit dwells in him that dwelt in
"Then do you claim that Mary Weldon
was not approached by Mr. Schweinfurth
and that he is not the physical father of
"I don't claim anything about which I
don't know; but I know that child was con
ceived by the holy ghost."
"Do you think Miss Weldon would have
borne that child if she had not seen a man
for a j ear or two previous?"
"I do. I believe Mis3 Weldon to be, as
she says she is, perfectly chaste."
"How, then, will the race be perpetu
ated?" "By the holy ghost."
"The holy ghost will beget all the child
ren when everybody is redeemed?"
"Yes; most certainly."
"What will man's function be? Wouldn't
such an arrangement be considered rather
"I can't say as to that. All this is
very mysterious. We can't divine God's
CAUSED BY STUPID EMPLOYES.
The Railway Horror at Qulury a Result of
The twenty-two lives lost in the wreck
on the Old Colony railroad, near Qnincy,
Mass., were sacrificed through the care
lessness of emploves. Michael Hnrtcey,
a section hand, who had charge of the
truck jack that caused the derailment, testi
fied that he tried to remove the jack, but
barely had time to jump away and save his
own life. Hi boss gave no notice that
the train was due, as he should have done.
The testimony of other section hands was
corroborative. The boss swears that he
gave the nsual signal, "all right," which
means to take out the jack. The official
investigation was begun at the company's
offices by the railroad commissioners.
Chairman Crocker stated that be wanted
to learn the exact cause of the accident
and what can be done to protect the pub
lic in future.
General Manager Kendrick, of the Old
Colony, said the wrecked train consisted
of a locomotive and nine cars and con
tained 319 passengers. The car in which
the fatalities occurred had seventy passen
gers. Conductor Steadman said that just
before the accident he saw a gravel train
approaching on the other track and a gang
of 1 borers shift from that track to the
one be was on. The engineer sounded tne
danger signal and the laborers jumped
from the track. He then saw an upright
object about three feet high tetween the
rails, and anticipating trouble from it, laid
himself flat on his face in the car. The
train jumped the track almost instantly.
The train was running thirty miles an
hour. J. T. Thomas, of Quincy, con
ductor of the gravel train referred to, saw
a "track jack" standing between the rail,
but could not tell whether ox not it was
clamped to the track.
Amateur Lottery Sharks.
Tin Denver Lottery company, which
recently opened headquarters in Kansas
City, Kan., has vacated its office and Us
officers have fled the town, after having
received $30,000 by the sale. The com
pany was driven out of Denver a month
ago. B. F. Bhodus assumed charge of the
office. Chif of Police Peterson says the
officers of the company got away with fully
$30,000. Warrants have been sworn out
for the arrest of Bhodus, charging him
with having used the mails fraudulently
and with having received money under
Killed Inreiiar Muner.
Jonathan Mackey died at Monmouth,
III., from the result of a singular accident.
He was steering a thrashing machine en
gine over the road, when a wheel rin into
a rut, detaching a cbjin belt, which
bounded upward striking him in the bead
Sioux City Live St-ek.
nogs-Receifts. 3.0O1; official yestrday 3 28;
Market very uneven. Best SUc higher . others,
stealy. I!ingfrom J.65-jJiX0. buik. 3.f-.5.
sttle Receipts, IsO: official jester Jay. I7;
shipments 163. Market dull and
unchanged. Quotations : Fat steers, prime,
J3.CJM3.50; fair to good. S3.S5S9.t0; feeders.
ohotceMOto 1.000 pounds, Si75 32.90; fair to
good, S2.304 2.75; stocksrs. choice, S2.Wea.75;
Suit to good, e2.a5iW; inferior, SL752.'25;
cows, extra ehoiee. corn-fed, S2.25$0: grass
es, fair to good. 31.63 a 100 ; common. IL2J i
1.65; cancers. 73o'tSL25; ysarUngi, extra
choice, i.5JK$2.75:ooanion, S2.lO6s.40; bulls,
ehoiee, Sl.i031.fi3; tommos, SL25&L30; veal
aives, poor to choice. Sa.00O.t0.
Chicago Live Stock.
Cattle Recsipte. 11.000. Market eteady;
natives. S3.O0eM.ftJ; Texsns, t'.'a 3.25; range
Kogs-Receipts. 17.0O). Market higher;
prime packers and mixed, $1.1034.15; prime
heavy and batchers' ve'.jhts. $4-15-34 20; light,
bheep Receipts, fl.000. Market easier and
lower: catiTes. Jl.0x?4.50; westerns, SLCUe)
4.25 ; Textns, $4.0O4.?5.
Mouth omaha Live Steek.
Hogs Receipts. 9.000. official yesterday.
6.725; shipments, IS cars Market opened
5 ice higher, the balk selUcc at S3.754.00;
tops, 4.05 , doted Iox, with advance lost.
Cattle Receipts. 1.300; oScial yesWrder,
115 shipments, boss. Market opened itrosvc.
Wheat Strorg; cash, 1L04K; September,
Corn M?ady ; cash, 43if c ; September. 43Kc ;
Oats Firm, cash, 37Ho; September, 86J-ie:
Rye Firm at Ct evHc
Barley Steady at 33s55c.
Timothy -fees J Prime steady at $1.45.
Flax seed Easy a: SL3c'-2.
ProTiaiona Pork, steady ;caah. SIL374 ; Jan
uary. 812.o7Hi ' licO. Lard, steady ; cash, So.i) :
THE OLD BEUABLE
Columbus State Bank
(Oldest State Bank to the SlateJ
PAYS INTEREST ON TIME KP0S1TS,
MAKES LOANS ON REAL ESTATE.
ISSUES SIGHT DRAJFTS ON
Omaha Chicago. New York, and all Fereiga
SELLS STEAMSHIP TICKETS.
BUYS GOOD NOTES
And Helps Its Customers when they Need Help.
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS:
LEANtiXR GERHARD. Pre ident.
O. W. HTJL8T, Vice-President,
JOHN 8TAUFFF.R. ("ashler.
JVLTU8 A. BEED. B. H. HKNBT.
Anthorlzed Capital of $500,000
Paid in Capital - 90,000
C. H. SHELDON. PmTt.
H. P. II. OHLRICH. Vice Pre.
C. A. NEWMAN. Ciuhir.
DANIEL SCHUAM. Ase't Cash.
C. H. Sheldon. J. P. B-ckpr.
Herman V. li.Uehlnch. ( arl Itienke.
W. A. McAllister.
H. M. Winslow,
8. C. Grey.
Arnold F. H. Ohlrich.
J. Henry Wardman,
nenra W. Galley,
Cy Bank of deposit; interest allowed on time
iI-Io"i"'; bny and ell -xchanic-oa United Statmt
nnil Europe. and buynnd 11 arailalilecnritt.
We hall bi plye-l to receive jour basins. W
solicit yoar patronage. 2Slec37
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ticular, and so (caarantoed.
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