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WHOLE NUMBER 1097.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 20, 1891.
VOLUME XXIL-NCMBER 5.
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A NEW COMMONWEALTH
THE NEW AUSTRALIAN CONSTI
Cader It, If ApproTea. s Strona- Home
Gavoraaaeat Will Be Foraied-Kx-Gov.
Boyd'a Caae to Be Beard la the Su
preme Court New and Notes.
The Australian federation convention has
concluded the draft of a constitution for the
proposed federation which will be submitted
to the people of the colonies for approval.
As soon as the colonies accept the constitu
tion, it will be cnt to England for the as
sent of the imperial parliament, and if rati
fied the queen will, by proclamation, appoint
a day when the commonwealth of Australia
is to be established, and will also appoint a
BOveruor-generaL Under the proposed
constitution the federation is to be known
as the Commonwealth of Australia and the
colonies to be called states. The legisla
ture will consist of a senate and bouse of.
representatives, to be called the parlia
ment. The governor-general will be ap
pointed by the queen and receive a salary
of not less than 10,000.
BOVI SCOBES A POINT.
Tbe United States Supreme Court Will
Hear Hl Case.
Justice Brewer, of the United States
aupretne court, has granted the application
of the counsel for Mr. Boyd, who was elected
governor of Nebraska, for a writ of error to
the supreme court to test the question
luvolved in the decision of the ma
jority of the supreme court of Ne
braska, who decided that he was
not an American citizen and therefore not
eligible to the office of governor of Nebraska.
Tbe supreme court meets again on the 25th
and it is the Intention of Boyd's counsel to
movo to advance the case on the docket and
secure a speedy hearing. Court adjourns
for the summer recess on the 25th, and there
Is a possibility that an effort will be made
to have the case argued that day, or have a
time fixed for hearing at the next session.
THE POPE'S ENCYCLICAL.
It Treats of the Labor Problem Co-oper-atloa
The Latin text of tho papal encyclical
Just promulgated refutes the socialists
theories tending to abolish private property,
and upholds the principles of the church as
tbe first and main clement in the solution of
social questions. The state should inter
vene to regulate private property in order
to Insure public peace and tho moral and
material welfare of the working people. Tho
pope comments on the necessity of Sunday
rest, and deals at length with the subject of
strikes, of wages and the hours of labor, lie
dilates on the worklngmon's associations,
including societies for mutual aid and acci
dental insurance: treats of sick benefit
funds, of technical education, and mixed
syndicates of employers and employes. lie
speaks of the good work such institutions
have already achieved and calls upon the
Catholics to assist In their formation.
Russia Preparing to "Take Water.,
The Russian decree suspending the ex
pulsion of tho Jews allows a year's grace to
Jews who do not own real property and
two years' grace to those who
do own real property. As the sus
pension of the expulsion decree Is not
likely to have any perceptible effect upon
the business inconveniences attending the
expulsions, it Is believed that the suspen
sion Is merely a forerunner of the rescind
ing of the expulsion decree.
1 Democratic Nominations in Kentucky.
The state democratic convention at Louis
ville nominated ex-Congressmen John
Young Brown, of Henderson, for governor
on the thirteenth ballot. M. C. Alfoi-d. of
Lexington, was nominated for lieutenant
governor. V. J. Hendricks, of Fleming
county, was nominated for attorney-general.
Where Our Gold Has Gone.
It Is explained from Berlin that tho re
cent heavy shipments of gold from New
York have been made necessary to save a
panic in London and Berlin, caused by the
Russian demand. Russia, for some unex
plained reason. Is absorbing a disproportion
ate amount of the yellow just now.
No Coercion In the Coke Regions.
Reports having reached Gov. Pattlson
that the coke operators were keeping the new
men In the Scottdale, Pa., mines without
letting them come to the surface, and in
some cases that the men were chained, the
governor went Adjt.-Gcn. McClelland to
make an Investigation. Iu company with
a numlKjr of labor ofllclaU tho adjutant-
general visited the different mines aud
after a thorough investigation reported
that thero was not a word of truth in the
A Triple Train Wreck.
On the Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michi
gan road a peculiar and fatal accident oc
curred near Shepherd. Mich- The south
bound freight train ran into a log train
standing on the main track and was com
pletely wrecked, the crew being painfully
injured. A moment later tho north-bound
freight came around the curve and dashed
into the wreck. Twenty meu on a flat car
were hurled In all directions. Three were
killed outright and fourteen others badly
Over an Enbankment.
A Santa Fe freight train of twenty cars
loaded with cattle started down Raton
mountain near Trinidad, Col,, but became
unmanageable, the air brakes failing to
work. While turning a sharp curvo the
engine broke away from the train and six
teen cars went over a twenty-foot embank
ment, demolishing the cars and killing 3C0
head of cattle. Brakcman Kearns was
slightly hurt. Four tramps stealing a ride
are reported killed.
A Foot Race for Aa Office.
At the city election at Waynctown, Ind.,
William Simms and Frank Hollowell were
tied for tbe office of treasurer. To decide
the question a foot race was arranged be
tween them. Simms seemed a sure winner
until be slipped and fell when within three
yards of the goal. Hollowell fell over him,
but crawling over the line won the race
amid the cheers of the crowd. Hollowell
was duly sworn in.
Rasstaa Police Caught la Their Owa Trap.
Gen. Brock, chief of the W'arsaw gendar
merie, suspecting the police of duplicity,
ordered that the students' quarters bo
searched at a certain hour, previous to
which he himself searched the quarters and
found nothing of an incriminating nature.
Tbe chief awaited the arrival of tbe police
and discovered that they had supplied
themselves with revolutionary proclama
tions with the Intention of manufacturing
cases against the students. The matter has
caused tho greatest public Indignation.
Tbe governor-general has gone to St.
Petersburg to'try to hush up the scandaL
AFlgJt Agalast: a Ualoa,
The carpenters strlko at Milwaukee,
which It was supposed was in a fair way of
settlement, reached a crises when the Con
tractiag Carpenters' association decided to
give bo further employment to the union
men. It is so longer a question of wages,
but a ight against tbe men.
The New Orleaas Yeleaae,
The New Orleans committee of fifty has
made Its report to the mayor. It says, in
part: "The first work of tbe committee waa
to obtain from the Chief of police the report
of ninety-four assassinations by Italians
and Sicilians where the accused escaped for
want of evidence. Then followed the assas
sination of Chief of Police Hennessy. The
result of the trial demonstrated to the peo
ple that no one was safe from the mysterious
band that was operating regardless of law.
It was only when this fear grew into abso
lute conviction that the people rose .in their
might, took the law in their hands, and then
followed the event of March 14."
Tbe Crop Seems to be Practically Iaex
baustlble The West Overloaded.
In spite of the repeated warnings seat by
the United States legation from London and
by the press of America concerning the
fraudulent character of so-called English
estate agents in America, recent develop
ments show that the warning has been un
heeded, and the number of dupes is increas
ing instead of decreasing. During the
past few weeks more letters than ever have
been received from America Inquiring after
imaginary estates of fabulus sums awaiting
the writers in the Bank of England. Texas,
Kansas, Iowa and the far west seem to be
especially productive, although letters are
received from all parts of the United States.
Of all claims Investigated not one has been
found to have any validity whatever. The
claimants should also bear in mind that the
statute of limitations fixes tbe period within
which unclaimed estates revert to the
crown, and this period Is twenty years.
There are no large sums of money awaiting
claimants in tbe Bank of England.
Two New York Firms Uader the Title of
Levy Go Uader.
Levy Bros. & Co.. of New York, wholesale
clothing manufacturers, have closed their
doors under writs of attachment aggregat
ing 150,000, and Augustus H. Levy, one of
the partners in the firm, is pronounced
hopelessly insane as the result. It Is set
forth by affidavits that an Investigation of
the condition of tbe firm shows an apparent
deficit within less than six months of over
050.000. It is estimated the liabilities are
at least 8750,000, and may be Sl.000,000 or
more. The assets will not realize $500,000.
The lawyers for several of the creditors
have obtained writs of ajplevin and attach
ment and have garuishecd tbe accounts of
the firm in Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston
The firm of A. Levy & Bros., of 812 Broad
way, was also closed. Tbe failure was duo
to the embarrassment of Levy Bros. A Co.
before, but the immediate cause of the sus
pension was the filing of three judgments.
The firm's liabilities are about 5300,000 and
A CHASE ON THE HIGH SEAS.
The Fleeing Chilian Steamer, Etata.
Being Pursued by the Charleston.
The San Francisco morning papers state
that when the Charleston sailed on Satur
day it was under scaled orders received in
cipher from Washington. The Charleston
is provisioned and coaled for a long cruise,
and instead of going outsido to try its guns,
as was tho general supposition, it is stated
that it has gono in pursuit of the Chilian
steamer Etata. If tbe Charleston does not
catch it tho orders are to keep on until Ad
miral Brown is encountered in Chilian
waters. Tho Etata has a start of thirty-six
hours and 500 miles.
The Eight-Hour Law All Right.
The supreme court of Indiana has sus
tained the now law limiting a day's work to
eight hours. The complainant in the case,
John Griswcll, testified that he bad worked
for the Noel Flour & Feed company ten
months for tho agreed sum of f 1.25 a day.
That during that time he was kept busy
eleven hours a day. When he was dis
charged he demanded pay for tbe extra
hours, and under tho court's decision he
recovered the amount claimed. The court
holds that unless there is an expressed
agreement to the contrary, employes who
arc required to work more than eight hours
a day must bo paid extra.
Engineer, Engine, aad Six Cars Lost.
A down freight on the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Paul, ran into an empty car a few
miles from Dubuque. The engine and six
cars wcro hurled into the river. James
Richmond, the engineer, was carried down
with his engine and was killed. Fireman
Newell and the brakcman jumped and
though Injured, will recover. The accident
was investigated by a coroner's jury. They
held Conductor Parker, of an extra freight,
whic.i switched some cars on to the main
track, practically responsible for the catas
trophe. The matter will bo given to" tbe
grand jury, now in session.
A Material Decrease in Pension Totals.
Commissioner Raum has written a letter
to Secretary Noble, calling attention to th
very material docreaso In payments on ac
count of pensions during the present fiscal
year. The entire payment for army pen
sions during the present fiscal year will not
exceed SI 10,000,000. Tbe total appropria
tion was S125.7C9.093, and It now seems
probable that thero will be left of this ap
propriation at the end of tho fiscal year
Far Western Colonists Drowned.
The steamer Lucy Lowe has foundered
in the straits of Juan do Fuca with fifty
five colonists on board. The party, number
ing fifty-six, left Tacoma, Wash., April 21.
to settle on land near the mouth of the
Gucstahes river, but were beaten back by
high seas and became short of food. John
N. Grant, of Tacoma, the only survivor, has
returned to that city. He believes the en
tire party has been lost.
The Situation at Scottdale.
Evictions are proceeding quietly In the
coke regions. Notovlski, a Polish leader,
created great excitement by advising a mass
meeting to go back to work. He was not
allowed to finish. Secretary Burns, of the
Miners' Progressive union, who had been
working, attended tbe meeting. He was
beaten by two German women aud fled
amid derisive bowls from the strikers.
Accident In the Yards,
While a number of men were unloading a
thrcashlng machine in the railroad yards at
Fort Jennings, O., a passenger train came
around a curve and struck a projeting tim
ber, which was hurled under the train.
Henry Miller, Henry Slotman and Louis
Lance were killed and several others in
jured. Crop Outlook la Nevada.
Nevada's fruit crop this yearwlil be early
and heavy. Cereals are In a healthy condi
tion, with plenty of water to carry them
through the season. Esperset the new feed
grass recently Introduced In the westerq
states, is extensively sown through this
section. A large growth is assuerd.
An Armour Marries,
Ogden Armour, son of Philip Armour, of
Chicago, and Miss Lolita U. Sheldon, of Con
necticut, were married at the Murray Hill
hotel, New York, by Rev. Dr. Gunzaulus, of
Germany Outstripping- France.
The census in France shows an increase
in population of 103,000 yearly, as compared
with an increase of 435,000 yearly In Ger
many. News Brevities,
The Borne correspondent, of the London
Standard says he has official authority to
deny the statement that Italy has at pres
ent any Intention to appeal to the powers
for judgment on tbe New Orleans affair.
Cipher telegrams received in Madrid from
Lisbon contain the information that a
widespread . .panic prevails at present
As a result pf a conference held in Lon
don the members of parliament forming tbe
McCarthylte party have resolved to call a
convention la Ireland.
A COOL-HEADED MESSENGER.
Aa Expressman Who Took Geod Car !
While the bandits were detatching the eg
gine and express car from the rest of the
train, in tbe recent Oklahoma robbery and
were running it to the place where the rob
bery occurred.two miles dlstant,the express
messenger disposed of most of the valuables
ln'places of safety. Then he locked the safe.
When tbe robbers appeared at the door ol
the express car be made a show of resis
tance, but finally admitted them. They
Immediately made for the safe and demand
ed that It be opened. With feigned re
luctance tne messenger opened it and at
the command of the leader handed out the
contents, among which was a package of
worthless papers wblch'he told the robbers
was a valuable package of money. The
most of the money bad been bidden in tne
Ktivfi- which was not beliur used. In the
search the robbers overlooked that hiding
place, but stumbled on a package or saw,
and, finding nothing else of value, they
made their escape.
Tha Brtekmakers Strike) Leads to a Fatal
Collision Between Faetloaa.
A desperate fight took place in the city
park at Denver, between F. N. Davis, Ed.
Davis and five colored employes on one side
and fifty or more strikers on the other. Two
men were fatally shot and twelve others
wounded. The fight was the outgrowth of
the brickmakers' strike at the Davis yards.
Davis and bis son, the proprietors, with
eight negroes, all with loaded guns, started
for the yards with the avowed Intention ol
beginning work or dying In the attempt.
As they were nearing the yards a party of
strikers appeared and asked that they be
allowed to talk to the men who were going
to work. Davis replied that the men did
not waht to talk, and ordered the strikers
to allow his men to pass. This the strikers
would not do, and Davis and his men opened
fire on them. The assailants were jailed by
HOW THE TOWN BOOMED.
A Tennessee City That Waa to Be Bat
John T. McNutt Is seeking to have a re
ceiver appointed for the property of the
Cardiff Coal and Iron company. At a
widely-advertised sale of town lots a year
ago by the company, at which over $900,000
worth were sold, McNutt was one of. the
purchasers. It was stated then that the
company bad $1,000,000 In tbe treasury
that would be spent the first year In public
improvements. Now the year has elapsed
and the town consists of a bank, a saloon
and a country store. The judge granted a
writ of injunction on the ground that the
company fraudulently disposed of the pro
perty and was granting fraudulent prefer
ences. FIVE MASKEp MEN.
They Get In Their Work en An Oklahoma
A Sante Fe passanger train was held up
late at night by five masked men, 'who
boarded It at Wharton, O. T. The engine and
express car was detached and ran two miles
south, where tbe express car was robbed of
all the money it contained. Tbe passengers
were not molested. The gang was supposed
to be the notorious Dalton boys. The
amount secured by the robbers is given out
by the Santo Fe officials as $500. A large
force of United States deputy marshals was
organized at Guthrie and started In pur
suit of the robbers.
Greek Persecatloa of Jews.
Since the Greek attack on tbe Jewish
quarter of Corfu, tbe Jewish residonts of the
town have not dared to open their shops or
to let themselves be seen In the streets.
They creep out of their houses at day break
to buy victuals, for which they have to pay
three times their value. All the synagogues
are closed. A recent Jewish funeral re
quired an escort of troops. In fact, many
of the soldiers are In sympathy with tbe
Jews. Almost dally attempts are made to
set fire to the Jewish quarter.
Played at the Other's Game.
James Crouch of Stockton, 111., a young
railroad man who was injured la a railroad
wreck, sued the road for damages and re
ceived a verdict for $4,000. He secured the
money and with a part of It visited Free
port. While there he fell In with a
number of gamblers and tbe result of their
short acquaintance was a game of draw
poker. Just one hour after the railroad
man bad bought his first chip be was short
Arrest of the Soldiers.
The military authorities at Fort Walla
Walla, Wash., have arrested eight enlisted
men, charged with being accessory to the
lynchlug of Hunt, April 24. When it be
came known tho arrests bad been made, six
other men deserted. The provost guard is
now in search. It Is rumored a number of
other arrests will be made. Corporal Ar
nold is under arrest for having unlocked tbe
arm racks and given the men their guns the
night of the lynching.
The Chinese Retaliate.
An anti-European riot has taken place at
Woohoo, China. The natives burned the
Catholic mission and a number of other
European buildings. The Europeans have
taken refuge upon a vessel in the river. The
British ship Inconstant was ordered to pro
ceed Immediately to the scene of the riot
and protect the lives ahd property of
Explosion In a Steamer,
A terrific explosion of gas occurred in the
hold of the British steamer Tancarville,
which was undergoing repairs in a dry dock
at Newport, Eng. Eight men were killed,
and twenty-five Injured. The steamer was
badly damaged. The Tancarville Is a tank
steamer engaged in carrying oil from Amer?
Geo. W. Chllds' Birthday,
Tbe 63d birthday of George W. Chllds was
celebrated by the typographical union at
Philadelphia and by a banquet. Among tho
letters read was one from Secretary Blaine,
Cablegrams were received by ifr. Chllds
throughout tho day from England, France
and Germany, and telegrams from all parts
pf the unon.
Miners WU1 Probably Work,
Specials from Brazil, Ind., report a probr
able agreement between the miners and op?
erators. The operators agreed, to pay last
year's scale and two pay days a month, the
coal to be weighed and screened as hereto
fore. The miners will probably accept tb.e
Tale's Sealer Graduate,
Rev. Dr. J. D. Wlckham, the oldest lvln
graduate of Yale college, died at Manches
ter, Vt., aged 94. He was a member of the
Class of )815.
Cattle common to prime $ 4JB 6.95
Hogs Shipping grades "4.70 4.95
Sheep..,.. 5.75 5.75
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Eggs Western. ,... 43 & .14
Cattle Fat steers ,.,$5,00 &6.00
Cattle Cows and culls ,. ,75 Gt-tM
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Hoes Shippers 4.45
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LATEST CROP REPORTS.
GENERAL CONDITIONS IN ALL
Early Winter Wheat AU Headed Oat
Spain; Wheat AU Beaded. Cmlag Up.
and Making m Gawd Stand-Generally
Taa Dry aad ("eld far OaU.
The gra(n growing areas of tbe coun
try have experienced a period of dry
weather accompanied by severe frosts
which are thought to have damaged
more or less the small fruit, nipped the
spring wheat, and what it has done to
tho winter wheat, which was just head
ing out, it Is impossible at this time to
. WIXTEK WHEAT.
In Central Illinois the prospects now
are that the early wheat will be fit (o cut
by the middle of June. The crop is
generally heading -out. In Jfouthom
Illinois wheat is from fourteen to eigh
teen inches high Considerable of it is
in head already. There are no signs of
fly or insects yet The frost damagad
vegetables and fruit t so:m: extent
There was more or less wheat just rcady
to head out ami the earliest, wheat may
have been damaged. In many of the
largest winter wheat countries ii
Southern Illinois wheat on the bottom
lands is over two feet in height, and on
high lands about twelve inches high.
Northern Indiana reports a cold, dry
week, with a recent hard frost The
crop as a whole stands even, and is
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Winter wheat. Headlu; out. Making ra
harvest. June 1".
growing very slowly. Tho plants aio
perfectly healthy and trong, and tho
prospects are good for a large crop.
Wheat is scarce, and more or less is
shipped in all the time to supply the
home trade. In Central and Southern
Indiana the wheat is from eighteen
'inches to three feet hi?h. The weather
has been dry aud cool for ten days.
No reports of fly or insect Harvest
will be on about June (20. In Northern
Ohio wheat has made slow growth during
the last fourteen days. Late-sown fields
where tho water lias stODd are more or
less spotted, although tho prospects fcr
wheat arc as a whole pood. In Southern
Ohio wheat has literally caught up with
itself. This situation was caused by the
unusually favorable weather during
April. New wheat ought to bo on the
market by July 4. Winter wheat in
Southern Michigan varies all the way
from six to ten inches .in height The
Weather has been cool and dry and the
crop is doing well. In Southern
Kansas wheat will probably be harvest
ed about Juno 15. Its height is from
eight to eighteen inches. In Northern
Kansas wheat wiil now average from
twelve to fourteen inches in height.
None has headed out yet In Northern
Missouri wheat is now from ten to fif
teen inches in height, and just ready to
head out. In Southern Missouri the
largest wheat Is now fully twenty-four
inches high, and tho general condition
of the crop is uniform; the earliest vari-
All in the ground. Early
eties will be ready to harvest a' out tho
first week Inv June. Iu Tennessee the
early wheat is now all. headed out Iu
Kentucky there is some complaint of
wheat turning yellow on account of the
grain louse. These complaints, however,
are not very numerous. In Northern
Texas wheat is three feet high and head
ed out Harvest will comnionce the last
of May. Oregon reports winter wh;-at
about ten inches high. The April rains
helped the fall wheat greatly, and the
crop looks better than at this time last
season. Harvost will commence the lat
ter part of July.
In the Red River Valley spring wheat
is practically now all seeded. The early
sown wheat is coming up evenly and the
Etand is considered good generally. The
acreage is about the same as last year,
possibly a trlflo larger. There Is quite
a diversity of opinion with regard to the
effect of frost the present week upon
the young wheat plants. Some c aim
frost is beneficial, causing it to root .
deeply and stool out better. While j
there have been no rains recently, crops
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are not suffering, although showers
would undoubtedly be a benefit In
South Dakota wheat is about four inches
high- Although the season is late the
general conditions are so much more
favorable than usual that crops will
soon catch up. In Minnesota the early
sown wheat is generally up all over the
State; tbe stand Is good.
The country Is forging ahead rapidly
In.planting the corn crop. Large areas
of corn will bo in the ground within the
next ten days. Of course In several of
the States the bulk of the cifcp Is now In
During the week tne oat crop of the
country has hardly held its own. There
to no uniformity In Its general coadittoa.
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Nebraska probably shows the best ont
look at present for a full crop of any
State where a surplus crop of oats i
made. 1b Missouri and Kansas the con
ditions are not an average; is Tennessee
and Kentucky the prospects are poor;
In the State of Illinois fair; vary uneven
in Indiana aad Ohio; in Iowa, more or
less mixed. It is too early to say any
thing yet with reard to the condition of
the oat crop In the Dakotas and Min
nesota. FROST AND FRUIT.
The late frost was not confined -to
limited areas. It swept over the coun
try f torn North Dakota, where the spring
wheat was Just coming up, and left its
mark upon it, and went upon its jour
ney of destruct;oa across the country as
far south as the Chio River, where it
! caught the early winter wheat, .just in
Rlea Men and Charity.
In a recent speech Abram S. Hewitt
is reported to have aaid that he knew
but one rich mania New York and by
rich he meant a man worth at lea t $20,
i 000.000 who was doing his duty.
That man. he said, devoted his' entire
income, above the anm required for the
necessaries of life, to charity. This
shows a decidedly high standard on
Mr. Hewitt's part in two respects, re
marks the Pittsburg D.apatch. That
a. man must have $20,000,000 before he
is rich leiuces the Tast bulk of the
population to a common level of pov
erty, while if the rich man gives all his
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pld growth. Some danger of "lodging." Early
income above the necessaries of life to
charity he will do very well unless
the necessaries for a millionaire include
yachts, racing stables and cottages at
Tuxedo and Newport. Bat as there is
only oae rich man who does his doty
the crowd of common millionaires aud
half-millionaires mast be reconciled to
their poverty and their superior virtue.
Winchesters vs. Negro.
A terrib'e race riot was narrowly
avoided on the Western Railroad at
White Hall . Ala., be the coolness and
determination of Conductor R. W. Gor
man. Two cai-oads of drunken ne
groes, t.i'nicker.-, were attached to the
regular train. Tho negroes made a
rush for the ladies' car, swearing and
using vulgar language. The conductor,
rushing into the exp:ess car, returned
with a half-do en Winchesters and some
revolvers. Quickly organizing a posse
among the pas cngeis, he ordered the
negroes out. Under the muzzles of the
fire-a ms they were slowly forced from
tho car and into their compartment with
out any bloodshed. The ringleaders were
ja h d." Tho conductor could hardly pre
vent crow, s at different .stations along
the iittc from assaulting the negroes.
IlEiTAnciiv, or government of seven
rulers, was era lually formed in England
from 455, when Hengist became King of
S3wn. Has come up well and made a good
Kent It terminated in 828, when Eg
bert became sole monarch of England,
There were at first nine or ten Saxon
kin :doms, but Middlesex soon ceased to
exist and llemicia and Deira were gen
era'ly governed by one ruler as North
umbria. TuEitE is not a single city in the
MoitK bicycles are used by ladles in
Denmark thau in any other European
The largest bear-skin in the world Is
in Kansas City. It was taken from an
animal weighing 2,800 pounds.
The oldest of four sons in a Kentucky
family is Loon C. Carter, and the others
are Elno C, Noel C, and Enol C. The
use of the same letters in each name waa
Ix the year 1800, except for a few
banks and insurance offices, turnpikes,
hedges, canals and land companies,
neither bonds nor stocks were known.
The city of New York was so small as to
make extravagance difficult; the Battery
was a fashionable walk, Broadway a
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corn. A little dry for oata.1
country drive, and Wall' street an up
town residence. Great accumulation of
wealth had hardly begun. The Patrooa
was still the richest man in the State.
John Jacob Astor was a fur merchant
living where the Astor House afterward
stood, and had not yet begun those pur
chases of real estate which secured his
fortune. Cornelius Vanderbilt was a
boy 6 yean old, playing about his fath
er's ferryboat at Staten Island. New
York City itself was what It had been
for a hundred years past, a local market
Nohattkb hownood an umbrella a
man may carry, the snow often get the
drop on him.
None but Irst-claat girls are permitted
to graduate at Vaasar. Duhitfc Para-gropAor.
IN WESTERN NEBRASKA.
Progress Made on the Big Cnlbertsen
Work Is rapidly piogrcssing on the
construction of tho big Culbertson ditch
and the company expects to have it com
pleted within a month. C. J. Jones re
cently sold his interest in the ditch to a
company of Hartford, Conn., capitalists,
who are now rebuilding a portion of it
constructed by Jones. The Humes are
also receiving an overhauling and the
work generally is being done in a more
business like and substantial manner.
The canal will not be completed to do
much irrigating this season except along
the first ten miles of the ditch Twenty
four miles or the ditch will be completed
within thirty days, which will place
about all the land in the Frenchman
valley east of Palisade under water.
The ditch will be extended to the east
line of Hitchcock county as soon as men
and money can do the work.
Omaha's Fling at Gov. Tliuyer.
At a meeting of the Omaha council
the other eveding the following resolu
tion was introduced:
Whereas. One John M. Thayer has been
Invited to participate in the reception to be
tendered President ll:irri-oii in this city.
Wednesday, May 'i; therefore. !e It
Resolcttl. That It l the scums of this coun
cil that the said Johu"M. Thayer be treated
as a private citizen, and that he be not ac
corded the honor of being the governor of
the state, an office to which he was not
elected by the vote of the people, and that
he be regarded a usurper of the office which
he now holds.
The resolution was adopted without
discussion, Messrs. licchel. limner,
Davis, McLearie and Spcclit voting
"no," all republicans.
Mrs. Everett's Horrible Death.
Mrs. Amos Everett, wife of a promi
nent ranchman living about thirty miles
south of Johnstown, met with a sad
death. She was visiting a near neigh
bor and started home alone in a one
horse buggy, and while on the road was
caught in a prairie fire and burned to a
crisp. The buggy was found near the
dead woman, and the supposition is that
the horse being frightened ran away
and threw the lady from the chicle,
injuring her so she could not niako her
A Lincoln Incident.
Philip Andres, deputy labor commis
sioner found this in his mail the other
State or Nebraska, Executive Dejwut
ment. Lincoln, May 0. 1S9I. Hun. Philip
Andres, City. Pear Sir: Vour coiiuuKtioii
as deputy commissioner of labor and custo
dian of weights and mea-sures is hereby re
voked. You will please turn over all records,
papers and property pertaining to the office
to Clerk Harry F. Downs and take his re
ceipt for the same. Very truly yours.
John M. Tiiayeii.
Andres immediately obeyed its com
mands and retired from the scene.
The Dix town site has been sold by
the sheriff for S1.000.
Arpad Bakatiiy has left Frcmon on
his bicycle trip across the continent.
He rides his wheel to New York, then
takes a steamer for foreign siiores.
After crossing the water he will mount
his wheel and ride andther l,Sl: miles
to his former home iu Hungary.
Five carloads of Shetland ponies will
be received by a Ncligh horseman noxt
The hemp mill at Fowler has been
running on full time since last October.
It gives employment to many men and
is a great thing for the farmers of that
George Makcott, of Brady Island,
has been arrested on complaint of his
wife for brutally beating her and threat
ening to kill her. "According to Mrs.
Marcott's story, her husband is a notor
ious thief and crook and lias been steal
ing for the last live years. She charges
him with being the leader of a gang
which has been operating in and arouiul
Brady Island for the last year. Fear
for her life has kept her silent until
The body of Norden, a Swede, aged
18, who disappeared on the night of
February 7, was found in Lincoln creek,
nine miles northwest of Aurora. An
examination revealed marks of violcncu
about the head aud the neck was broken.
Young Norden left his brother's house
on the evening of February 7 and pro
ceeded to a neighbor's where he and
three others remained playing cards and
drinking until 2 o'clock iu the morning,
when he started for home. A severe
snowstorm came up a few minutes after
he left the house, and it was supposed
he had got lost and died in the storm.
James Kinzek, a resident of David
City, met with a very serious accident
While plowing along the Burlington &.
Missouri track between thero aud (Har
rison his team became frightened at a
freight train and ran away. Mr. Kin
ser, being at their heads, was trampled
down and run over by the plow, which
bruised him badly and cut his face in a
terrible manner, splitting iiis nose wide
TnREE men who have been stealing
corn, wheat and other articles in the
vicinity of Overton for some time wore
captured and put in jail at Lexington.
A mob of about thirty men met the
prisoners when they were brought iu
with the intention of lynching them.
They succeeded in getting tiie rope over
the neck of one of the thieves and were
about to pull him up when the constable
arrived and finally succeeded iu gettin!
the prisoners out of the mob's hands and
William Barr, of Lincoln, has been
sued for breach of 1 romisc by Mrs
Hattic Sims, a dashing young widow.
She wants SIO.OOO. The defendant al
leges that it is a case of blackmail, auo
says the plaintiff is an artful and schem
- Mrs. Jennie Greex, of Lincoln, the
victim of old man Hutchinson's dead j
pistol, cannot live long, so the physi
cians say that held a consultation. One
ball severed her spinal cord and anotliei
penetrated the kidneys.
The Lincoln asylum for the insane
during the past ten years admitted 1,031
males and 888 females. In 1SSI tin: total
number admitted was l'J4 and the last
year 212. The'niiiuhcr treated last ycai
was 604. At the Norfolk asylum, estab
lished in 18S8, the number admitted last
-year was 124, against 152 in 1SSS. The
hospital for the chronic insane at Hast
ings, established In 1839, admitted and
treated that year a total of 430 persons.
T. E. Crowley, living near Strang,
was bitten three times by a rattlesnake
the other day. He drank half a gallon
of whisky and has felt no bad effects'
either from the snake bite or the liquor.
Lincoln horsemen have arranged foj
a trotting meeting to be held Juno 15,
16 and 17.
Beatrice druggists are making ar
rangements to entertain their visiting
brethren at the forthcoming tenth an
nual meeting of the Nebraska Pharma
ceutical association which convenes in
that city May 26. -
A deaf boy was knocked down and
run over by a byciclc, and strange tc
say his hearing was restored.
Adam BrCKER, an aged negro, wax
found dead in his shanty in Lincoln.
The northwestern Nebraska normal
Institute will be held at Wayne fror
Jane 12 to August 28.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Columbus State Bank
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BUYS GOOD NOTES
OPFICKKS AND DIRECTORS t ;.
LEANDEIt GERR A ED. President.
K. H. HENRY. Vice-President
JOHN STAUFFEB." Cashier,
It. BRU0GER. O. W. HUL3T-
COLUMBUS, NEB, i v .
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NORTH and SOUTH
U. P. Depot, Columbus.
SflHTI ON SALE
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES.
tWRcpalring of all kinds of L"fc,. "
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