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VOLUME XXI.-NUMBER 35.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1890.
WHOLE NUMBER 1075.
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J. II. OAI.LEY, Yico Prse't.
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f seven room, crassi. torn cribs. lare lionw
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A QUEER CHARACTER
CHOSEN TO SUCCEED SENA
TOR WADE HAMPTON.
Once Outlawed fcr Murder anil Guilty of
Oilier Crime or an L'osaxory Character
llie New Attorney-Uciierat Charm d
with Political Intimlilatlou.
Coi.l'misia, S. C, Dec. 13. Although
a young man. Col. Irby ha a hblory.
and not a ery savory one lie ha tin
reputation of being a "bad man." al
though it N miUI he h.as 5!in" reformed
and joined the Itapti&t ehurcli. Uaek in
the "70 lie was outlawed by tin demo-
eratie governor. Simpson, who Mieceeded
Hampton, for murdering a man named
Kiigoru m Laurent count
unty. A reward
of Sl.r0 was offeied for his arrest, but I
lied the state and remained away until
tin- thing blew over, when In- returned
to Laurens and with the aid of H. W.
Shell, then elerk of the court and now
alliance member of congre-. secured an
Irby'i next exploit was to arm himself
with a shotgun while he was painting
the town of Laurens red. and defy the
town authorities to arrest him. He paid
a line for this. Then some decent man
offended him in some way, and Irby took
one of his uecro friends to the offender's
plantation. gae him a horsewhip, and.
catchinc his enemy unaware-, held a
pistol to his head and one to the neirro's
head and compelled him to horsewhip
the man. His next cxjiloit was lo go
with his brother into the town after a
justice of the peace who had offended
him. and between the two of them the
slashed the justice to pieces. He wa
never punished, but he is an alliance
man now and is a member of the church.
The election of Irbv to the United
States senate has brought the blush of ',
shame to the cheek of every decent
South Caroliuan. From every section of
the state coii!ec.pre-iunsof indignation '
at the outrage and regret at the defeat
of Hampton. Should Hamilton live till
lS'.cj he will be put up for tmvernor by .
Charged Wltti Political Intimidation. ,
Coi.i'miiia, S. C, Dec. 13. The new !
attorney general of the state, T. .1. Pope,
was arsested yi terday morning on a
warrant sworn out by N. G. (Ionales, a
newspaper man, charting him with po
litical intimidation. This N the -eiisa-tiou
of the hour, coming just on the suc
cess of the Tillman movement. T.hc
case arise-, from the dNihargeof T. It.
Butler, a nephew of Senator Bul!er. a
clerk in the state enrolling department.
Tiie atli.lax it claims that in di-chargins
him the attorney ceneral violated the
law in recard to di-charging officials for
their political views and especially states
that such discharge was made because
Rutler would not support Tillman. A
letter from the attorney-general to this
effect i- in evidence. The penalty i a
tine of from $.0 to SI, 000 and iuipri-ou-ment
of from three months to one ear.
Ketletr r the Sliimenjeili I. iral
Mixxr. roi.is. Dec. 13. A- a result of
the low water and bad maiket- the Hour
output declined to comparatively small
limits last week, says the Xort)i)io' rn
Miller, being the lighte-t since July. '1 he
aggregate production for the week wa
ll 4. 000 barrels averaging l'.t.ioo bar
rels daily against lti.1.0J0 barrel- the
week before. 140.10 barrels for the cor
respondinc time in !?!. and ."iS.OiMi bar
rels in 1SSS. With unusually mild
weather the water power has improcd.
However, the bulk of the Hour at pr. s
ent is turned out by steam. The ten
dency to curtail the output is quite
marked on account of dull market.
There were fifteen mills running eilie s
day at the rate of about ' 1.000 barrels
per twenty-four hours. The northwest
ern railroads talk of advancing the Jio-ir
rate. Minneapolis to Chicago, fioui
Tc to 12'jC but the large amount of
transit standing out would make thi- Ut
ile effect. The domestic Hour market
has been extremely dull. Wheat has
lost considerable ground, and i- now on
a basis making it practicable to export
Hour more freely. Manufacturers re
gard present values as below a normal
ba-is. and they are wary about discount
ing the future very much. Maker-' ami
low grades are also in good request for
export. The export shipuiMit- l::- week
were 4S.000 barrels, against 03. ".: b-ir-rels
the preceding week.
The llour output of the mills for "-
ember was exceptionally large. onl be
ing exceeded twice in over ijiree year.-.
The export were also ver heavy, Fol
lowing are the comparative figures foi
three months in n many years:
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A GENERAL DENIAL.
Mj. Bartelot's llrother Shv
Charsres Are Made to Cover
(.uxitox. Dec. 13. Walter Bartelot.
brother of the late Maj. Bartelot. writes
to the Time:
All that Stanley said about me is un
true. It is also untiue that my brother
wrote to prevent Troup divulging any
fhine. or that Stanley or his ofiicers
wariuvJ me not to publish my brother's
diaries. Bonny told me stories to
discredit nearly eerj" officer of the ex
pedition, including Stanley. The hit
ler's book and all subsequent accusations
are filled with irreconciliable contrailic- ;
tions and Inconsistencies."
Bartelot conclude-s as follows:
"Stanley has done this to cover
Suicide or a Sen-ltlvo Mtideut.
Baltimore. Me.. Dec. 13. Arthur C.
Caldwell, aged 20, a student in the Balti
more Dental college, killed himself to
day by taking poison. Mr. Caldwell's
home was in Victoria. B. C. He was
liberally supplied with money, and be
came lax in his attendance upon the
lectures and classes. The dean of the
dental college wrote the family of the
young man. and a fellow student in
formed him of what the dean had done.
The chagrin that followed impelled the
supersensitive youth to. commit suicide.
Aliens Cannot Bold Bal Estate.
Halifax. N. S.. Dec 13. Advices
from Bermuda report that the people of
those islands .are greatly exercised over
the recent refusal of the imperial gov
ernment, in defiance .ftf polonial laws
which have existed for a third of a cen
tury, to allow aliens, even when natural
ized, to own real estate on the islands.
The Bermuda legislature has adopted a
memorial to the queen protesting against
the action and pointing out that as all
privileges ot citizenship In Bermuda rest
upon the ownership of real estate, tjicre
is no inducement to become naturalized.
Hexrv Siebert. tobacco commission
merchant of New York, has failed, with
liabilities of $250,000.
ntiat Director Amen Says of the Road
and Its Future.
Bostox, Mass., Dee. 9. Director F. L.
Ames of the Union Pacific says in an
interview with the Boston news bureau:
The floating debt of the Union Pacific
was fully explained in last year's report.
It was set down then as about S15,500,
000 in notes and accounts payable. It
has been reduced the past year about
54,000.000 and is now about SI 1,500,000.
Wo sold ST. 100,000 collateral trust bonds
issued against the Oregon Railway Jt
Navigation stock, and could at one time
have sold all the 513,000,000, but thought
it worth much more, so that on account
the Oregon Railway & Navigation stock
purchase we now have 0,000,000 bonds
unsold. We have besides S-,000,000 Or
ptron Railway &. Nagation bonds
for construction advances, and there
has been invested in the Portland
t 1'uget Sound road SS00.000, and
new equipments $1,400,000, for which
bonds have not been sold. We have also
nut a lanre amount of money into side
j tracks, new shops at Cheyenne and Den-
Ver and the union passenger station and
i freight depot at Omaha, as well as other
improvements. Mr. Gould knew about
the lloatinc debt when he entered the
directory and he has discovered nothing
! new about it. He agreed to take care of
. it, and has provided for the Jan. l re
, quirements, which are less than S2.000,
J10). 'Mr. Gould expressed great satisfac
. tion Saturday at the appearance of
, everything connected with the property
and the outlook for the future. He has
' no more idea of a receivership for his
property than 1 have for the Ames build
ing. I do not know of any. scheme for
funding the Union Pacific debt. Had
, there been no change in ownership
or management there would have
been no talk of it. We can easily pay it
1 when the railroad bond market revives.
j No appeal was made to Mr. Gould, Mr.
Vanderbilt or anybody else to help the
, Union Pacific. The first intimation we
had that Mr. Gould wished to enter the
1 directory was in the newspapers, but
; Mr. Adams had many times expressed a
desire to get out of the harness."'
THE IRISH SITUATION.
Home Rule I IK ad According to the Dub
lin "Kx press."
Dec. l. The Express,
conservative, says: "Th
for home rule for
the next election are
as dead as Queen Anne. Irish pubhe
' opinion points to the continued popular-
, ity of Pamell."
The Freeman's Journal, in which Par
nell is understood to have an interest,
' to-day advocates on its own re
sponsibility, without recommending
the plan to either side on
grounds beyond its reasonableness, that
efforts bo made by the two factions of
the Irish party in the direction of con
ciliation and peace. It urges Messrs.
1 Dillon and O'Brien to return from the
L'nited States to Paris forthwith, and
, that all the nationalist members of the
house of commons or delegates from
each section of the party assemble iu
conference in that city.
With the full knowledge of all that
has happened to decide with them what
I course to pursue, such conference,"' the
i Journal says, "would not only prove
l that the sections desire to hold together,
but would attract attention to the
fact that the men in the front
rank are of the best and bravest of the
Irish party, and will preclude the set
ting on fcot among their own people of
an utterly fatuous break up in the tem
per of the party it took so many years to
establish and consolidate." The Journal
assumes that the threat of the secession
' ists to start a new paper in Dublin Is a
threat against itself. It says it will be
delighted to welcome a new Journal, but
warns the gentlemen who may bo will
ing to invest money in a new paper that
the hardest thing to make or unmake Is
a good newspaper, and that the worst
time to start such a project is when the
promoters are at the lowest ebb of their
popularity, many of them hardly daring
to show their faces in Dublin.
HOLDEN MUST HANG.
The Oesision of the Minnesota Court Af
firmed by the Highest Tribunal.
Washixgtox, Dec. 9. Clifton Holden,
the Redwood Falls murderer, must hang.
The United States surpemc court to-day
affirmed the decision of the Minnesota
court. By this decision the John Day
Smith execution law is declared constitu
tional. Justice Harlan, in rendering the
decision, has this to say relative to the
"solitary confinement" section:
The only interpolation of the act of 1S59
that will slve effect to the intention of the
legl-Iat-i.e J- to hold as we do, that section
1 of that act pre-c.iljing solitary confine
ment is applicable only to future c2enes,
not to tho-e committed prior to Its passage.
No principle I- better settled than if the
valid and invalid portion of a statute arc
capable of separation the latter may he
Je-ignated and the former trnforced. In
thi- view It does not appear that the ap
pellant is kept in solitary confinprnent.
There i no ground, then, on which It can
be held that the imprisonment is in viola
tion of the constitutional provisions agalu-t
?x-pos facto law-. The sentence of death
ind the sub-equeut imprisonment of the
ronvict under sentence and warrantor ex
ecution are in accordance with the laws of
the state as they were when the offense was
?oiiiniitu-d. and do not infrimro upon any
rlsht- -ecured by the cou-titutlon of the
I'nited State. The fourth section of the
act of 1&S9 i- so entirely distinct from the
provi-ions upon which the rest of the prior
unrevealed law relating to the sentence of
death and subsequent impri-onment with
out solitary confinement that it may be
held inapplicable to previous offenses and
therefore as not affecting the validity of
such sentence and imprisonment. In this
way effect may be given to both the old and
tne low ijiw wuuoiii rejecting any pari
either as Invalid ucqer the constitution.
Died in the INilplt.
New Brunswick, N. J., Dec 9.
While' preaching to a large congregation
at the East Millstone Reformed church
Sunday night, the pastor, Bev. Dr. J. H.
Strong, said: "A man might falj as,
easy as the stsr from heaven." The .
next instant liis face turned ashy palo,
he clutched wildly at tbo pulpit for sup
port and then dropped on the floor In a
fit of apoplexy. The horrified congre
gation was spell bound for a moment.
Then the cooler ones rushed to the pros
trate pastor and raised him from the
floor. He was taken home and died yes
terday morning. He was about 60 years
of age. .
Cyclone In Georgia.
Atlanta. Ga., Dec 9. Yesterday,
near Monroe, Walton county, a cyclone
cleared a space several miles long and
about a hundred yards wide, blowing
down houses and killing several people.
Jack Henderson was killed and his wife
hurt. Their baby was carried 300 yards
and was so badly injured it died soon
after being found- A family of negroes
named Jackson was buried in the rafni
of their cabin, and two of them were
killed. A house containing seven ne
groes was blown down, but all escaped
Fell lOO Feet and Wa Killed.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 9. Deegan, an
iron workman on the state house, fell
1G0 feet and was killed. He was horribly
mangled. Deegan is the ninth workman I
killed within the last five years while at
work on the state bouse.
THE SUK'iDE'AT PAGE
REVIEW OF THE FACTS IN THE
No Reason Can Be Ciirea for the Rash
Act ot the Youac Man-Other Suit Idea
Repoited-Acddeatally Killed While at
Flay Other Nebraska New.
Paoe, Neb., Dec. 10. Special: Sun
day evening last, at 10:30 o'clock, this
community was shocked by the intelli
gence that William R. Waterman had
committed suicide. Young Waterman
occupied a room with D. O. Lockhart,
an intimate friend, both being single
men. At the time above stated Lock
hart entered the room and found Young
Waterman's lifeless body. He had taku
a blanket, neatly folded it, laid it down
ou the floor and lying upon the blanket
had taken a 3S-caliber revolver in both
hands, placed the muzzle almost against
hi forehead and blew his brains out.
The cause of the rash act is shrouded in
mystery, lhe unfortunate young man.)
I snowed r.o signs or
Taking dinner with friends Sunday.
about 4 p. m. he took a young lady
friend from Page to her home three
miles in the country, he seemed as
cheerful and pleasant as usual. He re
turned to Page about 9 p. in., and after
taking care of his team he went into the
house and without removing his cap or
overcoat committed the rash acL The
coroner's jury yesterday rendered a ver
dict of suicide. .The deceased left no
writing or intelligence of any kind that
throws any light on the subject. From
letters found it seems that ouug Wat
erman was engaged to be mar
ried to a Miss Annie Mclntyre.
who is now in South Dakota.
Miss Mclntyre, it seems, had very re
ejntly, from some cause, broken the en
gagement. Outside of this fact there is
no other known reason, and by some this
is the attributed cause. His father, who
resides in Mapletou, Kan., was tele
graphed the sad news and is evpected
here to-day. Waterman has resided at
this place since August last, at which
time he took charge of Armour Bros, in
terests as grain buyer. He also bought
stock on his own account and ha- made
ho-ts of friends and no enemies. Hi-
' sudden and tragic death has cast a gloom
over the entire community, and number.
have Hocked to town to talk the -ad
affair over and endeavor to find out the
cause. Hut aside from the above all are
in darkness so far as knowing the real
, A Little Boy Accidentally Killed While at
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 12. In a dark
ened room in a small house at Second
and ,1 streets yesterday lay the crushed
and mangled remains of little Paul
Schult. Paul was aged about . years,
and yesterday afternoon left school at
the accustomed hour for his home, ac
companied by several companions.
When they reached the Burlington
crossing at Fourth and .1 streets, they
found it blocked by the switching train
consisting of three cars and an engine.
The boys were playfully endeavoring to
find out who would reach home
first. and young Paul thought
to get ahead of them by rim
ing underneath the cars. He started
to crawl under whou the train started.
The wheels did not catch him. but his
body was caught by the break beams
and he was rolled and crushed for a
short distance, when the frantic cries of
his playmates caused the engineer to
halt the train. The crushed little body
was tenderly detached from the beams,
around which his clothing was tightly
wound, and he was taken to his home
only a few blocks away. He was still
breathing, although terribly crushed,
and doctors were quickly summoned.
He lived until 8:30 o'clock in the morn
ing. when death came to his relief. The
accident happened about ten minutes
after .1 o'clock, and no blame appears to
rest on the trainmen.
A Uirl's Attempted Suicide.
Lincoln. Neb., Dec. 1 1. Pearl Dennis,
a domestic employed In the home of M.
E. Springer, at 1230 S street, attempted
suicide yesterday by taking laudanum,
but took and overdose and defeated her
purpose. She had made every prepara
tion for burial and was so disappointed
at her recovery that she declared her in
tention of taking strychnine next time
and making sure work or it. A police
man had to lie called to restrain her
from purchasing more poison This is
her second attempt at suicide She says
that her father and her aunt. Mrs.
Clark, both of whom live at Fairmont,
have treated her very badly and that iu
addition to this Mrs Springer charged
her with iinchastity. It was this accu
sation that made iter determine to kill
Another Attempted Suicide.
Lincoln, Neb . Dec. 12. Lincoln is
now furnishing an average of one at
tempted suicide per day. The attempted
self-murder of Pearl Dennis Wednesday
and that of Peter Keaton a dav or two
before hive been followed with the at
tempted self-destruction uf Miss Frankie
Chumpley yesterday. Frank p used
morphine, but after taking tlo drug re
pented and sent for a doctor, who only
after tho greatest efforts managed to
save her life. A love affair is saiirj to be
the cause of ihn young lady' rashness.
Klerator and Conteuts B.-rued.
Okaxt. Neb.. Dee. is. The large ele
vator of Pringle A Son was discovered
on fire at 4 o'clock yesterday morning.
The department responded promptly aud
did excellent work, but the fire had
gained such headway that the building
could not be saved It contained about
S.000 bushels each of wheat and corn,
which were totally consumed. The loss
is about SG,000, insured for about S.I.OOO.
Valuable Orchard Destroyed by Fire.
Nebraska City, Neb., Dec. it.
Sparks'from a Missouri Pacific engine
set fire to a large young orchard belong
ing to A. Tipton, north of the city, and
almost completely destroyed1 it. result
ing iu damages of several thou-and dol
lar; The News In Uriel,
Whek John Sheejy, lincoln'a big
gambler, arrived at his gate the other
evening he was greeted by several shots
from a revolver. The would-be assassin
was too nervous to shoot straight and
the bullets went wide of the mark.
The citizens of Valley have organized
a joint stock company lo b nld a towi
hall at a cost or SI. $00.
It is claimed that the Daw-ou count;
poor farm is grossly mismanaged, aud
,m investigation will be made.
Poles are being set for GO electric
lights in Lincoln. They are expected to
be ablaze when the legislature convenes'
About the most serious result of tin
Indian scare is reported from Bordeaux.
The settlers jn that vicinity met the
other day to devise means'" to protect
themselves frpm the Indians. During a
discussion of the situation Marion Tliprn
ton shot Frank Strickland "in ttirface
with a 32-calibre revolver. ' f
Burglars went through Niss1ey?sdry
goods store at -Lincoln. They stole SG00
John Honeycutt h,as. captured aq
opossum near Wymdre. a stray from tbe
land of persimmons. .
Gov. Thayer says ft will not bo nec
essary to solicit relief for the drouth suf
fers outside of thestate.-
THE STATE OF TRADE.
ltaa'a Weekly Review of Business The
Outlook Mere Hopeful.
New York, Dec. 13. R. G. Dun &
Co."s weekly review of trade says: The
business outlook is more hopeful, but
the past disturbances and continuing
uncertainty are felt iu a reduced vol
ume of business throughout the country,
which though slightly larger than a year
ago, no longer shows the material in
crease until recently maintained. The
south reports fair business in spite of
the continuing decline in cotton. Spirits
move freely at Savannah. Oranges at
Jacksonville and sugar, molasses and
rice at New Orleans are all at good
prices. The supply of money is ample
for the necessities at New Orleans, but
at other points money is light, though
the banks help their customers as far
as they can in legitimate business only.
At the west colder weather has helped
trade at Cincinnati, Detroit and some
other points, and business is only fair at
Denver; good for the season, with large
cattle and hog receipts, at Kansas City;
wltM liberal distribution ofgoods,
at St. Louis: fair for the season at St.
Paul and more active in holiday lines at
Chicago business continues much larger
than for last year, being little affected by '
eastern troubles, and the receipts of
most products show an increase at Pitts
burg, the worst is thought to be over,
and money and collections are easier,
though iron has declined, and there is
less demand for manufactured products.
Philadelphia notes a little improvement.
The shoe trade notes a sharp falling off,
especially in the southern demand. Bos
ton observes an improved demand for
leather at lower prices, aud the whole-
i sale trades generally are quiet.
Iron production increased in Novem
ber, reaching 153,84 tons on Dec. 1, a
gain of nearly t,000 tons for the month
and over 14,000 compared with last year.
Several new and large furnaces have
gone into blast, but later dispatches
show that within two weeks a number
have stepped production and one south
ern establishment has failed. Quota
tions are lower: Eighteen dollars for
northern and S17.2.' for southern No. 1.
with rails lifeless and decidedly less de
mand for bar iron and plates. It seems
clear, also, that the stocks of unsold (
iron at furnaces are increasing, so that a '
curtailment of production seems to be
The wcolen manufacture is doing de
cidedly better than a year or six months '
ago, but heavy woolens open at last '
year's prices. Some overcoatings have
advanced from 3 to ." per cent., but
others are lower. Some grades of union
cashmere are 5 per cent, higher, but the
great majority realize no advance, and
there is a waiting market for knit goods
and a shrinking demand for dress goods,
though plain, soft wool fabrics command
from 8 to 73 j per cent, above the lowest
prices of the year.
The cotton manufacture is less satis
factory and some works are suspending
production, print cloths having fallen
to 3 cents for 6-4s.
The speculative markets have not been
very aciive.but wheat has risen Uic and
corn 2c aud oats He. Pork products
are unchanged: cotton 1-lCc lower; oil
'-'Uc lower and coffee c lower. The
rise in breadstuffs is not sustained by
the foreign demand, exports falling far
below those of last year, week by week
nor by prospects lor the next crop, since
state reports generally snow an in-
creasca acreage or winter wneat and an
Tin has risen half a cent during the
week, but copper is of uncertain price,
offers atlGcfor lake being unavailing i
and the market for lead is thoroughly
demoralized by the importation of 0.000
tons at the recent speculative prices.
Treasury payments for bonds do not
yet appear in the statements of cash,
which show no loss for the week. The
most significant fact is that a very large
proportion of the money w;is taken in
gold by the sellers of bonds presumably
for withdrawal until tho uncertainties
about silver legislation have passed,
The commercial troubles outside of tho
monetary stringency are mainly due to
excessive purchases made in anticipation
of a great rise in prices. Those who
made such purchases in the belief that
in spite of the expected higher prices
aud the short crops consumption would
be as great as ever, find themselves em
barrassed by a distinct shrinkage in the
distribution of products of commerce.
The business failures occurring
throughout the country during the last
seven days number 374, as compared
with a total of 312 last week. For the
corresponding week of last year the
figures were 290.
Chans-ins; Union Pacific Method.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. The first
effect of Jay Gould's acquisition of the
Union Pacific road felt in this city was
a letter from the general freight agent
of the company to the Philadelphia cqn
tracting agent, received yesterday, in
structing him tp close iip his office
Dei:, di and report iu New York
for duty. The Union Pacicfi has
maintained an expensive office here
for years, and now rents a finp sujte q
rooms ip the Bullit building, where sev
eral clerks and soliciting agents are em
ployed. The lease will be given up and.
the employes transferred to other cities.
The abolition of this office is in pursu
ance of Gould's plan, which will be un
doubtedly adopted at the presidents
meeting, for restoring harmony
and establishing a uniformity of
rates among western lines. Instead
of a separate and expensive
organization of soliciting agents for
each western road in every eastern city,
there will be but one commissioner in
Chicago. All business originating in
Philadelphia designed for western points
will be forwarded by whatever line the
Philadelphia sub-commissioners may se
lect. He will take care, of course, tp
divide the business equitably among the
roads in the association. There wilj
therefore be no occasion for the services
of any soliciting agents.
Philadelphia Business Trouble.
PiiiLApELiMiiA. Dec. 15. Webh A
Lea. "piaiiufacturing merchants, made
an assignment to-day. No statements
of the liabilities or assets are obtainable
now. The firm claims to have a capital
of ?i0,(K)O. They exported hardware,
hardwood, wooden ware and machinery
lo all points in the world.
Louis E. Pfeiffer. president of the
Brown Bank of America and vice-president
of the American Life insurance
company, against whom a warrant was
issued yesterday charging him with con-
piracy with Geo. F. ork and others to
defraud and cheat the ieplionwill'rS'Arl1
ntx.r. :. .....i :.. .v.Ki: .i:?..! inment wm nnq that holders
: , .- C J.r-1
was arresiea m taw city tary WIndom was able to tellhis col
The cashier has not been Ieasue3 in the CabJnet JJ
offerings had been large enough to ease
HelpuiK Needy Kaaaans. .
railroad' companies yesterday, a phjn-fpr
affording relief p tjie needy residents of
western tvansas was agreeu upon.-, Tht
railroads are to transfer, free of charge,
all relief subscribed. Kansas will take
care of her own sufferers. Donated aid
will in all cases be consigned 6 one aid
commissioner In cash cquny, who. wilj
repprt weekly tp the board of railroad;
commissioners a full account of the
amount and character of all supplies re
ceivedand disbursed, giving the name
and residence of each beneficiary.
INDISCRIMINATE USB OP HYP.
Chicago Medical Mea Coaamead the A
tloa Takes by the Medlee-Legal So
cietyThey Say Hypnotism Should Be
Employed Only by Kipertt omo In
terviews. Chicago dispatch.
All reputable physicians in this city
unite in commendation of the resolve of
the Medico-Legal Society of Chicago to
seek the passage of a law preventing
laymen from employing hypnotism, mes
merism, or magnetism for experimental
or other, purposes. The society, which
was organized for the purpose of dis
cussing the legal phases of medicine and
the necessary legislation for the science,
has passed the following resolution:
ifeaotMU, That public seance of hypnot
ism, mesmerism, and magnetism should bo
prohibited by law under severe penalty,
and that the employment of hypnotism for
medical purpose should be permitted solely
to duly qualified medical men. conditioned
upon Its being practiced only In the pres-
1 ence of other medical men or undoubted
friends of the patients operated upon.
A committee was appointed to present
this resolution to the Legislature.
"Hypnotism," said Dr. E. M. Hale, "is
a dangerous agent in anybody's hands,
and its use should certainly be restricted
to those who are responsible to the law
as medical men are. I have read suf
ficient in the French journals to know
that the subject under the operator's
hands is absolutely irresponsible and
will do anything suggested even what
is suggested in the operator's mind.
After coming out of the hypnotic stato
a subject does not recollect what he did
when in that state. There is nothing,
therefore, to prevent murder and make
an irresponsible criminal.
When I was young I took up tho
study of biology what is now called
hypnotism and mesmerism aud lectured
on it. I was astounded by the results
that can be secured by the power, and
it is clear that it should be used only by
medical men for the relief of suffering
"Why should hypnotic seances bo
"Medical men are conservative, and
will not adopt any method that is in
vogue amongst the laity or charlatans.
If a law weie passed preventing tho
quacks from employing hypnotism tho
study would be taken up by all medical
men in earnest. Mind-eurers are a
species of hypnotize! s. They cure at
times, especially nervous diseases, by
the power of one mind over another, but
medical men do not stoop to consult
"Would the law, then, if passed, wipe
out the mind-curers?"
"A strict construction of the law
would put faith cure, mind cure, and
Christian science in tho same category
with hypnotism. Public exhibitions of
hypnotism tend to degrade the science,
just as vivisection would do. The law
confines that to the medical college.
There is just as good reason for confin
ing the use of hypnotism as the use of
poison. No layman can secure mor
phine or arsenic without a physician's
prescription. I know twenty or thirty
prominent citizens who have becomo
monomaniacs by being votaries of hyp
notism or Christian science, which Is tho
same thing. A law such as the one pro
posed will meet with the approbation
every reputable physician in the city.
Dr. J. h. Owens said: "The resolution
is proper and should be enforced as
speedily as possible. The indiscriminate
use of hypnotism should no more be tol-
erated than ether foramusing audiences,
individuals, or for self-gratification.
Hypnotism, I think, will not be of much
use in therapeutics. It's an old thing
that has been revived to be used by more
efficient and more scientific men, but I
do not think it will take a strong hold
on the profession- Tho doctors, how
ever, see that if it is going to be planted
with an expectation of growing some re
strictions ought to be placed around it.
I do not think a law on the use of tho
power will affect falth-curers."
Dr. J. H. Stowell said: "There is a
good deal of danger attending the prac
tice of hypnotism, and it ought to be
handled by those who arc skilled in its
use. The means to which it can be put
are tQQ far-reaching to be intrusted to
laymen. I think that is the chief reason
why such a law should be passed. Out
siders might use hypnotism for base and
improper purposes. As for public exhi
bitions, they are used for deceiving peo
ple, and the science is brought into ridi
cule. There is some good In hypnotism,
and it should be kept under the most
careful supervision. There is sufficient
merit in the proposed law to engage the
support of all upright physicians."
-Hypnotism ought to be policed, just
as alcohol is," said Dr. J. H. Etheridge.
Dr. George S. Isham The subject is
comparatively a new one, which in the
next few years will demonstrate just
what can be done with it. With the
dangers arising from it at present are I
do not know, but I do think these public
and private spanoes given for amuse
ment ought to be broken up, as we ca
not tell what might result from them.
In our profession hypnotism's practica
bility has yet to be demonstrated."
ARE WE TO HAVB A PANIC?
. The Fiaaaelal Sltaatloa the Sahjeet or a
Washington (D. C.) dispatch.
The financial situation was looked
upon to-day as worthy of a special con
sultation between the President and his
Cabinet officers, and a special message
is talkeJ of. There is not much that
the administration can do to relieve the
situation except by buying bonds. It
has been shown conclusively that the
Treasury Department will not go back
: the policy of turning the Government
receipts into the national banks instead
of into the Sub-Treasury. That would
be a good thing for the speculators who
want the use o.f the Government money.
But under conditions like the present if
the deposits were to be called In a panio
would almost certainly follow.
The propositions received to-day for 4
per cent, bonds reached a total of
S4,000,000, at prices ranging from S1.22
I to SI. 23. The statement is made that
this Is a great showing for the first dav,
since it leaves but 81,000,000 to be of-
That New York banks wanted the
money the offerings seem to show. Bui
it does not look as though the cheerful
ness over the prospect of giving perraa-.
nent relief to the speculators is wai rant
ed by the facts. Withjn a week Wail
I street will be asklne that mnr" hn'mi
calls be issued, a.nd. pretty soon, the Gov-
anxious to nan with their hnnrti ser.
,-xne pressure ror the present.
"'" . "."'. i'"l8?n- , . ..
, The open question was-how to do what
tion is really not sufficient for the wants
cf the country the .remedy must come l
thmnsh the io,iai.,,- i u ., . I
GovernmeaL All the executive depart-
ment can do is to keen what monev
there Is in. circulation.
Efforts are making to have the Presi
dent send a special message to Congress
urging prompt legislation, but the con
servative force In the administration is
probably strong enough to prevent fly
ing a danger signal.
THRtLLINC SEA STORY.
Loss or a Rrli!i Stcantthlp in the Black
Sea Tho Crow'- SrfTerlos.
PiiiL.vnEi.rniA. Dec 12. Information
has reached this city of tho loss of the
British steamship Westburne. Iu tho
Black sea. Only four of the ship's crew,
consisting of twenty-five, were saved,
and they are wrecks of humanity pros
trated by suffering in the hospital at
The Westburne. an ordinary ramp
' steamship. left Theodosla, southeast of
Crimea, Nov. 24. laden with linseed,
bound to Dunkirk and thence to Philia-
; delphia. with it general cargo. On the
evening of her departure a gale, pecu
liar to the Black sea alone, arose. The
weather grew so intensely cold tiiat the
men were frozen to death iu a life-like
posture at the wheel or wherever
their duty c.illed them. Every -ea
that swept over the vessel froze to
her. making her sluggish and so heavy
that she refused to ride the wave- and
became unmanageable. When the water
gained entrance to the hold the cargo
began to -well and bust open the decks
fore ami aft :s though powder had ex
ploded in her inti rior. About midnight,
although only a few hours out of port,
the vessel began to go down. The sail
ors were frozen a- hard as iron. With
all the crew that still held fast to their
lives Capt. Bennington put out in a small
boat aud headed her back to Theodo-i.i.
distant then some fifty mile-. During
the early morning the men died oil one
by one until ou reaching TheodosJa the
following night the number was reduced
to eight. Subsequently four more died
while undergoing medical treatment,
leaving but four survivors.
The commander of the Westburne is
well known to shippers of Philadelphia.
He is pro-trated by hi- sufferings and
the death of his brother.
PARNELL AND HIS TRIALS.
An -Viiti-l'aineil KtMU.m .!
laud" Caute- Trouble Whirl
i 31 ay Trove
Drnuv, Dec 12. An anti-Paruell
edition of the I'uiteil Inland was issued
to-day from the office of the .Wiou, S. i
D. Sullivan's paper. It contains an ar
ticle addres-cd to every true lover of
Ireland the world over, declaring that
the sole alternative now is. Parueli or
home rule, and that home rule i- impo i
sible under Pariiell'- leadership. A '
Parueli edition of the paper wa- al-o i ,
sued from the regular office. It quote- i
a legal opinion ju-tuyiug th.- -ei.ure of
the paper by Parueli.
a tui-umeii i:.iit.ou I., the ,,.,..
a wagon loaded with .opie- or the
anti-parncll edition of 1'nltfl Ireland
wa- driven to the King'- Itridgo railway
station to-dav, it being the intention to .
send them for distribution in the south
of Ireland. A- the vvasitin drove up at '
the station two men. one of whom had a
mask ou his face, and the oilier with a
drawn revolver, sprang upon the. vehicle ,
and compelled the driver to proceed with '
his load to Island bridge. Arriving there '
the two men tiling ail the paper- into i
Liffey river. j
An attempt was made to seize the -cr
oud wagon Io.tued with papers
at the entrance of the depot, and it
would probably have proved -ucce--ful
had not the police interfered to protect
the driver, and under their guard the
paper- were loaded upon the train.
I Is Fait lint!.
Kanapoli-. Ivan.. !)-. 13 The Royal
Salt company -truck -alt here last niirht
at a depth of OJti feet. The vein is -JJO
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
A Uu, Fori: elevator and .l.ooo.uoo fct
of lumber vv re destroyed by fire at San- j
dusky. O.. yc-terdav. Lo .'about $I2..
Ooo: iilsurcd. '
Ciiir.vc.o police have information that j
Millionaire Campbeil is alive, and that
he was seen a few dys aso m Detroit, j
Mich., on his way to Canada. j
Hemiy li. Bi.ik. a clerk eniploveil by i
Thomas II. Perkins & Co.. stock brokers.
of Boston, has been arre-tcd, charged '
with the embezzlement of 5?17.0u) from
Du. Bkhki.v. of Berlin, say- that thu
far his experiments looking to a euro for
diphtheria have not resulted siteee-sfuMy. '
He announces, however, that he will
Vkn.vhlk t Hi: man, w holt-sale liquor
dealers, of New York, have made an as
signment. 'I heir liabilities are between
.300.0bo and $500,090. with a temporary
deficiency in asset.-.
Tin: liabilities in the Chicago Safe ,fc '
Lock company - assignment arc roughly
estimated at .;on.000, chielly money ad
vanced by the missing millionaire, li. H.
Moiiv Cily Live Stor.'c.
sior.x fiTV. !.-. 13. Ho.' Estimated
receipt-, i.noo. The ua!iiy wa- hardly a
rood a-je-teiday. Out ol the thirty even
car-that came in. tl.eie were not half a
dot-ii irad-of strictly sooil ho?- Iu On- Jot.
While the market -.a- .". rents lovrer buying
wa-more active ihan yesterday, no sisch
drag a-evistid 1'iiday could hiceii to-riay.
Tht- -ti.e!, na- wt iglu-d up aixmt a- fast .is
it cold be watered, and a more scttl-d
feeing seemed to be the rule all around.
Out-load of-iuiMitli heavy-weights sold for
?3.4." in the fonuoim. which price held
good as top -ill day. The bulk-, ranged ;
from SS.21' ..". Varkel clo-rd weak to .1
Cattle Eslimatel receipts. :;uo. The
market i- dull. There were few buyer-,
and sale- brought itlle -aii-fa.ftkiu totirst
hand-. The only marked activity was in
butcher stuff, and ih-aU iu even this railtj
of cattle was -trained at I0,20c lower. Th
market I- -tnug 2tne.il- lower than at tins
-ame tlnte Usi week.
South Uiii'iha tlvo Stoch.
south Omaha, iy. j Hogs Estimated
receipt-, .0,000. Ollicial ye-terdav, 7,530;
shipments. 10 car-. Market opened weak
Cattle Estimated receipts. I.CCO. Offi
cial yesterday. 1,423. Shipments, none.
Market opened steady: quality common.
'Iiiiaio Live Slock.
Chicago, Dec. I.I. Cattle Keceipts,
20.C0J. Market s-eadv.
Hogs Itecelpts, 2s,0G0. Market steady
and loner. Common. ?.-J.2t.J..".: heavy '
packer- :: 30? J.G3 ; light. SI-.U.Li
Slieep-alteceipt- I.OCO. Uarely u -ulli- '
cieut number to make a luur&et. '
thir-. J-roUuer. !
CniCARO. ec. 13. Closing Wheat,
steady: cash. SO'.c: Jauuarv. j:tci May,
OornCash. 3le; January, 51?c; May,
Oats Ea-y: cash. 41tH?ic: January,
4ic; May, 43(,T'4.-J4c.
Bye itcady at C-c.
Barley Nominal a? GH$?v.
Flax Steady at 31,20.
Timothy Qi.iet atSl.SKSl 22.
Pro y Is ions Pork weak: caOi. ii ri-
January, S10.15: May. Sll.l'Z Lnr.fwo:
hldes. Al ceen salted calf, ' TJfaSc; dry
Jf Int T⁣ dry waited. :a..o: dry calf, s-a
-; deacons, each, 25c.
.J0- - J. o"d packed,
New York froduce.
Nrw York. Dec. 13. Wheat Higher;
December, $1.04i1.0l; May. ?1.0.r-&
Corn Lower; Xo. 2.C4(S63Jc.
Oats Steady: western, 4737c.
Provisions Pork steady at IIO.CCG12.00.
naru weaK at t.l&i;.l:.'. Butter
changed. Eggs unchanged.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Columbus State Bank
(Oldest Stato Bank in the StateJ
j PAYS INTEREST OX HUE DEPOSITS;
HAKES LOANS ON REAL ESTATE.
ISSUES SIGHT DRAFTS ON
Omaha, Chicago. New York, and all
SEIX9 STCA7ISUIP TICKETS,
BUYS GOOD NOTES .
Acd Helps Its Customers whou thoy Keod Help,
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS: '
LSAXDER GEHRARD. Viet idont.
Q. W. UULST, Vice-frcsident.
JOHN STAUFFIU:. Casbter.'
JVUUS A. REED. K.n.llNBT." .-
j Anthorized Capital of $500,000
Paid in Capital - 1)0,000
C. H. SHELDON, l'rea't.
H. P. H. OHLRIOir. Vico Pre.
C. A. NEWMAN. Cashir.
DANIEL SCIIUAM. Ass't Cash. '
Sheldon. J. P. TWL-ir
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