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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1891.
WHOLE NUMBER 1098.
VOLUME XXIL-NUMBER 6.
THE OLD MXIABLE
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R. H. HENRY. Vice-President.
JOHN STAUFFER. Cashier.
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A Brief Compendium of the
Busy World's Events.
A HORRIBLE BUNGLE.
MURDERER SUFFERS AN
The Rope Broke 1b the Flrat Attempt
at Execntlea and He Had to Be Put
Throng the Drop a Second Time Be
fore Death Ensued.
A horrible bungle was made in the ex
ecution of Murderer Hauenstine at Broken
Bow. The rope which was used was found'
to be too weak to hold the weight of the
condemned man and when he fell it
snapped, and gasping and groaning he
went through the trap to the ground below.
The people were there for an execution,
however, and this Incident, though fear
fully trying on nerves, did not deter the
sheriff more than momentarily. A new rope
was secured as -sooa as possible, and the
sheriffs of other counties, who were present
for the purpose of learning something of
executions, hastened to conduct the unfor
tunate man up the scaffold once more,
where his pinions were once again adjusted
and the new rope placed about his neck.
This time better provision bad been made
and the body was caught up with a sudden
jerk which left no room for doubt that the
second trial was successful.
RESULTED IN A DRAW.
No Contest the Decialon la the Jaeksea-
, Corbett Mill at San Francisco.
The meeting of the heavy-weights, Oor
bett and Jackson, in San Francisco, was a
notable event in sporting circles. The purse
was a large one, a total of flO.000, f 1.500 of
which went to the loser. The wonderful
degree of Interest in the match was due not
only to the merits and prominence of the
two principals, but also to the fact that the
contest would open the way to settling the
question of the championship of the world,
for It was generally understood that the
winner would eventually meet Frank Slavln
or any other man who might come forward
for championship honors. The condition of
the men was all that could be desired. Both
were recognized as game fighters, possessing
wonderful ability and wonderful quickness.
The colored man's ring experience is far
greater than Corbett's, and it Is probable
that this fact as much as any other made
Jackson the favorite in betting during the
week before the fight, at odds ranging from
six to ten to eight to ten.
In view of the great Interest centered in
the fight, the fact that it was declared a
draw at the end of the sixty-first round was
a great disappointment. Each man seemed
to have a wholesome fear of the other, and
the fighting was more scientific than effect
ive. After this had been continued four
hours the referee, amid loud demands of the
crowd, declared the fight no contest.
Civil War May Come.
J. F. Stanton, of Wyoming, at the Trans
Mlsslsslppi congress at Denver appealed for
tne assistance of Colorado in reclaiming the
wastes of his state. He deplored the ani
mosity that was rapidly arising and spread
ing in the east and west. The north and
south, he said, had fought and settled their
differences, and he predicted a time when
the west would assert itself and resent the
domineering of the cast. .Blood had been
shed in our history, and tho next war, of
greater bitterness than was over experi
enced in the national history, would be be
tween the west and tho cast. The speakor
advocated state control..
Henry Hilton's Bis; Gift.
At the Protestant Episcopal convention
of the Diocese of Long Island, Bishlp Little
John announced that ex-Judge Hilton had
given $500,000 to the cathedral foundation,
with the condition that a portion of the in
come be set apart to provide In part for the
support of the See house.
The Houston (Texas) Fire.
The fire which started at Houstan, Texas,
In the mill of tho Phoenix lumber company,
swept five blocks of lumber yards and six
blocks of resldencestofethor with St. Pat
rick's church. The loss is $300,000 partially
K. or H. Adjoara.
The supreme lodge. Knights of Honor,
has completed all necessary legislation at
New Orleans and adjourned to meet at
Charleston, S. C, Maj, UK.
Prevented a Lynching:.
The light Infantry was called out in Wil
mington. N. C, at 2 o'clock In the morning,
so disperse a crowd of negroes who had
gathered near the Jail for the purpose of
releasing Kit Higglns. an omnibus driver,
who ran over and killed a little white boy.
Upou bearing the military alarm the
negroes Immediately dispersed. Fifteen
negroes were arrested and every one was
found to have a pistol in his possession.
MlUlens In the Pocket Banks.
A treasury official, speaking of the em
barrassment tho dime pocket savings banks
are causing the treasury department. Is
quoted as saying that it is estimated that
there are $10,000,000 In dimes hidden away
in these pocket banks to-day, and there ap
pears to be no way of drawing upon this
reserve until the bank Is glutted to Its full
capacity. It is getting to be a cjaie.
A Reported Wreck on the Atchison.
Mrs. A. A. Center, of Pottsdam. who has
been visiting Kansas City, says the bridge
of the Atchison at Albuquerque fell last
Friday, carrying with it a passenger train
By which she was traveling. Mrs. Center
says it was reported that twelve or fourteen
people were killed. No telegraphic report
of such a wreck has been received.
He Was No Paaper.
Arlsteed Cronenberg.an ordinary looking
emigrant, recently landed at the barge
office In New York, en route from Belgium
to Ashville, N. C. When asked if he had any
money he produced a roll of f50 and flOO
bills, amounting in all to 910,000. He was
allowed to pass.
Still After Consul Corte.
Mayor Shakespeare, of New Orleans, has
addressed a letter to Gov. Nicholls la which
he calls attention to' the coarse of
Consul Corte since the assassination of
Chief of Police Hennessy and asks the
governor to officially request that the con
sul be recalled.
Have Beea Discharged.
Bond Broker Edward H. Horner and his
agents, Edmund Furst, Isaac Herrsch and
Jacob Frank, who were arrested several
months ago la connection with the sale of
certain Austrian government lottery bonds')
have been discharged la New York.
Caa Setae the Etata Anywhere,
Secretary Tracy in a published interview
says that the Charleston could seize the
Etata la Chilian waters, but declines to say
whether she would or not. No more aews
la expected from the Charleston before she
The department of state has been officially
Informed of the acceptance by the govera
xaeah) of Chlna'aad Brazil of the invltatloa
as participate la the World's Columbian ex
BcaKion. Western Cobbm TIiJ.i
Thai fUnnx Citv Journal ta -al
article claiming to expose' the manufacture
of coaatetfatt coffee oa a wholesale scale by
a company In that city. A Journal reporter
did m seat piece of detective work " la ua
aailaaar the facts. He asanmed the role of
SeWS-CC-fOWB grocer ana tarew tan
man completely off his guard. The latter Is
reported as admitting that his company was
handling Immense quantities of a spurious
article of coffee, adulterated to the extent
of 15 per cent, or more with a cheap sub
stance of burned grain and chicory. The
combination was made more alluring by the
guarantee that it was perfectly wholesome
and a great specile for dyspepsia. The con
cern claims to be selling tons of its prepared
. CHANGING THE CONFESSION
Presbvtertaa Revision Cei
Publishes Its Report.
The full report of the committee on re
vision appointed by the last Presbyterian
assembly has been made public The com
mittee has aimed to make no alterations
that would in any way Impair the Integrity
of the reformed or Calvinlstlc system of
doctrine taught In the confession. Two
chapters have been Inserted in the book,
one relating to the work of the holy spirit
and the other to the universal offer of the
gospel. The greatest change In the book,
as was expected, has taken place In the
third chapter, which treats of the eternal
decrees. This has been recast rather than
rewritten, and 'the expressions considered
objectionable by so many have disappeared.
One of the changes which will meet with
general approval is the confessional state
ment regarding Boman Catholics. They are
no longer called "papists and- "Idolators,"
but they are Included among the adherents
of a false religion.
He Has No Reason for Reslgnlag His
Tn reply to a question about his resigning.
Pension Commissioner Baum said be bad
not stated it was his intention to resign.
The commissioner said he "wished the
public to understand that there is a coterie
of men in Washington, a few of whom are In
the pension office, who have formed a con
spiracy to break down my character as a
public officer and private citizen and bring
the pension office into public disrepute. I
am not going to be driven from office by
these men. I have devoted my best
thought and energy to the bureau, and it Is
at the present time one of the most efficient
working organizations of the government.
While there are a few persons who should
Deremoved for disloyalty and inefficiency,
the great body of the office is composed of
Intelligent, Industrious men and women,
who are performing their duties with fidelity
and zeal. I do not contemplate resigning at
this time." The commissioner added his
relations with Secretary Noble were en
Western Coal Operators Substitute Col
ored for White Miners.
Four hundred miners, with their families,
have arrived at Stone Siding, a small station
fifty miles from Seattle, Wash. The negroes
will be taken to the coal mines of the Ore
gon Improvement company at Franklin.
They were recruited In Hanulbal to take
tho places of the white miners, with whom
the company is having trouble. When it
became known among the miners that the
negroes were on tho way tp the mines every
mining camp was notified, and all the
miners went out on a strike. At Franklin
there is intense excitement, and it is
thought serious trouble may result. Man
ager Smith, of tho Oregon Improvement
company, said: "The company Is deter
mined to rid itself of the necessity of bow
ing to every caprice of the labor unions.
The negroes will be put into the mines and
will be protected if It takes more guards
WHERE IS HANCHETTE?
A Prominent Callforalan Disappears
H. f. Hanchette, secretary of the Los
Angeles chamber of commerce and manager
of the California 6range carnival recently
exhibited in Chicago, Is said to be missing
In that city since the ?th lust. The matter
has been reported to the police, who have
been notified to look out for the missing
man. G. B. Hanchette, the missing man's
brother. Is of the opinion that he has fallen
a victim to foul play. A telegram has been
received from Los Angeles stating that no
news had been learned of him in nine days
and that his wife was terrified. The missing
man Is aged 35 and a prominent citizen of
Withstood 3,000 Volts.
Michael Stable, an Inspector employed by
the city of Allegheny, Pa., to look after the
tall electric-light towers, was putting In a
carbon in one of the lamps. His plyers were
not properly Insulated, and ho received a
shock of 3,000 volts. He was 225 feet from
tho ground. Although 3,000 volts of elec
tricity were passing through. him he hud the
presence of mind to shout to a man in the
street to go the power house and have the
current shut off. The man ran to the
power-house, and had the current with
drawn. When Stable reached the ground it
was was found that his hands and feet
were almost burned to a crisp. He will
UteiallyKUIed hy Koeast Bites,
A French savant, M. Kunckcl Uerculals,
president of the Ethnological society, who
was employed on a government mission at
Algiers Investigating the locust plague, met
a horrible death while examining a deposit
of locusts' eggs at the village of SIderal.
Ho was overcome with fatigue and heat,
and fell asleep on the ground. While
sleeping he was attacked by a swarm of
locusts. On awakening be struggled des
perately to escape from the living flood, but
all bis efforts proved Ineffectual, and when
finally the locusts left the spot the corpse
Gen. Bailee's Head Is Still Long.
Gen. Butler has secured the release from
Jail, by a writ of personal replevin, of Mrs.
Clara Johnson, who, by the sentence of
Judge Carpenter, of the United States cir
cuitcourt, was serving her time for alleged
perjury la a pension case. The last case
wherein the writ was used in Massachusetts
was in 1844. and inquiry among lawyers de
velops the fact that to many of them U was
Rich Indiana Odd Fellows.
The official reports submitted at the an
nual meeting of the Indiana grand lodge of
Odd Fellows show that the order In that
state has grown until it now has property
worth $41,918,444 and its yearly receipts are
Chief of Police McClaughrey has Issued
an order to the Inspector to withdraw the
men detailed for duty on account of the
lockout of Northwestern switchmen, there
being no longer any necessity for their
Aa Opera Company Dlshshded.
The Emma Jucb Opera company has gone
to pieces. Notwithstanding the splendid
season in St. Louis, the burdensome duties
which Manager Locks had contracted while
managing other operatic companies were
too much for him.
Statesmea Slag Each Other.
During the seventy?-seventh ballot in the
democratic senatorial caucus in Tallahas
see, Fla., a personal encounter occurred be
tween Messrs. Kirk and Clark, In which
Kirk was badly punished,
EagUsh Statesmea Have the Crip,
Influenza Is spreading among members of
the British parliament, and eighty-four of
the house of commoas are now suffering
A Flremaa Killed.
Fire la Christian Moerlela's brewery In
Cincinnati caused a loss of about ilOO.OOO.
Heary Smith.' a volunteer fireman fell from
the building and was killed.
PEOPLE'S PARTY BORN.
The Platform Committed to the Sea
Treasury Scheme, Free Coinage salsa
Unlimited Supply or Treasury Notes. .
The advocates of third party movement
proved to be In largo majority at Cincin
nati. A platform was adopted embodying
the principles of the St. Louis and Ocala
conventions and a national committee was
appointed to protect the interests of the
new born fledgling. Ignatius Donnelly was
chairman of the resolution committee. On
the financial question the old ground of the
greenback party was camped on. A de
mand is made for the abolition of national
banks and a substitution for their notes of
legal tender treasury notes in sufficient
quantities to transact the business of the
country.t Added to this is a demand for
unlimited silver coinage. The sub-treasury
scheme is also recommended. A graduated
Income tax and the election of president and
United States senators by direct vote of the
people are among the remaining planks. A
committee of three from each state repre
sented was then appointed to constitute tho
first national committee of the new
"Peoples" party. J. B. Weaver, M. L.
Wheat and A. J. Westfall, represent
Iowa; J. W. Hardin, H. L. Loucks and Fred
Zeppe, from South Dakota: J. H. Edmistoe,
Wm. Dysart and W. H. West, from
Nebraska. H. E. Taubeneck, the faithful
one of the Illinois "big three," was made
chairman of the committee. This com
mlttee was instructed to attend the nationa
convention of reform organizations to bt
held Feb. 22, 1892, and If possible secure r
call for a national convention of the new
"Peoples" party not later than June L
1692, to nominate candidates for r.reslden'
AN OIL MILL BURNED.
One of the Largest Concerns of the Klar
Cremated at Sioux City.
The Sioux City OH mill has suffered a ser
ious loss in the burning of the main build
ing. By hard fighting the adjoining build
ings were saved, but for a time the entire
plant was endangered. The fire was dis
covered shortly after midnight in the sack
room and the origin remains a mystery
there having been no fire in that part of thf
.building and no ground existing for the
spontaneous combustion theory. A low es
timate of the loss Is $125,000 fully covered
by Insurance. Even a temporary suspen
sion of this important Industry would be t
serious misfortune. It had a daily capac
ity of 100 barrels of oil and 80,000 pounds
of oil cake, and gave employment the yeai
round to fifty men. During the past yeai
the flax purchased by the company cost
over $700,000. The mill was one of the
largest of its kind In the world and belonged
to the National Linseed OH company, which
owns nearly all the mills In tho United
A RESERVATION OPENED.
The Fort Berthold Lands In North Dakotr
Caa Now Be Taken.
President Harrison has issued a proclama
tion opening to public settlement about
1,600.000 acres of land In the Fort Berthold
Indian reservation. North Dakota. TuU
carries out the agreement entered into In
December, 188G, between the commissioner!
on the part of the United States and the
Aricaree. Gros Venters and Mandan tribes
of Indians on the Fort Berthold reservation.
North Dakota, pursuant to the act of con
gress approved May 15, 168C. The procla
mation sets forth that satisfactory prool
has been presented the president that the
acceptance of consent to the provisions ol
theamended act by the different Indians
have been obtained, and further notifies all
persons to particularly observe that a cer
tain portain of said reservation not ceded
and relinquished by agreement is reserved
for allotment and reservation for said tribes,
and all persons are warned not to go upon
any lands so reserved.
PLEASE STAT AT HOME.
The Italian Government Endeavoring te
That the Italian government is endeavor
ing to check the tide of immigration to the
United States Is shown by tne issuance of a
circular by the Italian minister of the inter
ior to the prefects of the kingdom for the
restriction of such immigration so far ai
minors are concerned.
The Boodlers May Return.
Justice Van Brunt of the New York state
supreme court has dismissed the Indict
ments against the "boodle" alderman ol
1684. The district attorney said It was Im
possible to M.'ouro a conviction because ol
the surprisingly bad memory of the wit
nesses. Kansas Wheat Hailed Down.
A tremendous hailstorm raged neat
Salina, Kan. The district covered was twe
miles wide and eight to ten long, and the
wheat is almost completely destroyed.
The total damage will reach $500,000.
The special legislative committee on the
congressional redlstrlctlng of Massachusetts
has reported a bill to the house providing
for thirteen districts, of which, it is said,
eight will be surely republican.
Heavy Shoe Failure.
The failure of the David Shoe company,
with factories at Richmond, Va., Kennebec
Me,, and Lynn, Mass., has caused a sensa
tlon, and It Is feared that other failures will
follow in its wake.
Three Hundred Men Thrown Out.
The works of the Joliet (HI.) Enterprise
company have been entirely destroyed by
fire, involving a loss of 8125,000; Insurance,
$90,000. Three hundred men are thrown out
The New Mexico Floods.
Sheriff Luna, of Valencia county, N. M.t
reports over 2.C0O people homeless In hhi
county on the east bank of the Rio Grande.
Their houses and crops have been destroyed
by the floods. c
Indicted the Deputies.
At Greenburg, Pa., the grand jury In the
case of J. A. Loar and his deputies, charged
with murder at the Morewood riot, has re
turned true bills against all except Steve
Winter Weather la England?
The wintry season still lingers In many
parts of England, Ponds and streams re
main frozen in the last of May and in some
places the ice is a quarter of an inch thick.
A Great Game or Ball.
A twenty-two inning game of base ball
was played at Tacotua. Wash., between the
Tacomas and Seattles. The score was G to B
In the Tacomas' favor.
More of the Vendetta.
At Athens, Ark., as a result of a fued,
Adam aud Sltt Hatley were killed by Dr. C.
H. Home. The doctor says he has three mora
Hatley to kill.
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FOSTER IS DEFIANT.
AMAZEMENT AT A MINISTER
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Paper aad Breezily Defrada HI Action
A Keaaarkahle Article Which WM Be
Read hy Btralt-Laced Chrlsttaas with Na
The Rev. E. P. Foster has for several
years been a prominent Congregation-list
minister in Cincinnati. Several months
ago because of advanced ideas on labor
questions he resigned his pastorate, but
not the ministry, and began the publica
tion of a weekly paper. Two weeks ago
he published a brewery advertisement.
A great sensation was caused. This
week he printed two columns of such ad
vertisements, and says among other
things, in defending his'conduct :
"I advertise the breweries because I
conscientiously think it is the right
thing to do a strict duty under the
present circumstances. This paper is
not a church paper, as some seem to
have inferred from its title, uor is it ad
vocating Sunday-school measures of re
form. There are evils, many and great,
in the liquor traffic, but when that is
thrust forward as the chief of the
devouring monsters in modern society,
then that assertion itself becomes a tre
mendous stumbllng-blojk in the way of
reform. The liquor business does not
injure those who let it alone. The church
has lost the respect of the masses be
cause it is built upon and is the advo
cate of the system that continually robs
and defrauds the people. It is In the
pay of the oppressor of the masses, and
tries to hush the people into submission
by telling them of the dispensation of an
overruling Providence, and that their
wrongs will be righted in the world to
coma The church pretends to be loyal
to Christ, yet defiantly tramples upon
"The dailies of Cincinnati all advertise
breweries and business men of the high
est church standing advertise alongside
the liquor advertisements, even in the
the Sunday editions! Church . members
buy these papers and vote for the candi
dates sepported by them. There is not
a preacher In town that refuses to have
his sermons reported by them, or who,
when honored in this way. is ashamed to
purchase such papers saloon advertise
ments and all and send them abroad to
his friends. In the Cincinnati church of
which I was pastor, when the deacons
and their wives had neglected to pre
pare wine for the communion service,
they sent the janitor out Sunday morning
before church time to a saloon to buy a
bottle of wine for the sacramental service.
"If a company of young men go to a
saloon Sunday morning and drink a bot
tle of wine the shocked church calls that
a frightful sin. But if the young men
had joined the church, and instead of
drinking in the saloon had waited until
the deacon had sent the janitor out,
without regard to the Sunday laws on
the subject, and he had bought at the
saloon that same bottle of wine and
brought it to the church, and the young
men had drank that same wine around
the church altar, the act would then
have been a religious rite, the holiest of
The article causes a profound sensa
tion among the religious population of
A BLOW AT TRUST COMPANIES.
Fader Cartala Circumstances They Have
No Recourse la Law.
A trust company has no recourse in
law if a member of the trust violates the
agreement not to go into business again
is the substance of a decision by Judge
Thayer of the United States Court, St
Louis, Ma The decision was rendered
in the case of the American Preservers
Company against the Taylor Manufact
uring Company. For years prior to 1838
the Taylor Company had been carrying
on Its business in St Louis, but
the tempter came, and the Ameri
can Preservers' Trust bought out
its business, for which it was to
pay part cash and the balance in trust
certificates. Tb- Taylor Company
agreed not to -go into business again In
this country for twenty-five years, or
until the trust died. In 18U0 the com-,
pany did go Into business again, and
when the American Preservers 'Company
brought suit to enjoin it, it claimed the
agreement only. bound the three stock:
holders who had signed. As the trust
did not allege that the company was
bound by the action of those stockhold
ers, it was compelled to tile another pe
tition, and the Taylor Company then
replied, saying that even if the company
was bound by the agreement such con
tracts were unlawful In the State of
Missouri. Tho deu.urrer to the bill was
HER VEIL CAUGHT FIRE.
ExclUas fcceae la aa Ohio Church During
A panic was narrowly averted at St
John's Catholic Church in Dayton. Ohio.
A class of thirty-nine was receiving its
first communion and in consequence the
church was packed to its utmost capac
ity. Suddenly there was.a flash of light,
and then it was discovered that the veil
of Miss Clara Emlnger was in flames.
The girl screamed, and for a moment it
looked as if the vast congregation would
make a wild rush for the door, but the
coolness aud promptness of Father Jung I
and some ol bis parishioners averted
what would have been a terrible disas
ter if tho break had once been made.
Willing bands quickly extinguished the
flames, but not before they had commu
nicated to the dress of her sister. They
are supposed to have caught from the
candle that was carried by the young
lady. Although burned some about the
face the exercises went on, and Miss Em
lnger was confirmed with the rest of the
RECEIVED 45.000 POUNDS
A aUala Camp tea the Rio Grande Gets
4S Sacks eTF.pers la a Weak,
It la reported from Ilium, a small min
ing camp in Colorado, on the Rio Grande
Southern Railroad, that during the last
week 4ft sacks of mail have arrived
there. The sacks contained newspa
pers, and all those so far examined were
Kew York Tribunes of March 9. They
wero mailed In 2-cent wrappers, and all
were addressed to Charles S. Xowton,
Superintendent of the Caribbean Mine.
The sending of so much mail matter
looks like a scheme to rob the Govern
ment This is the period when railroads
weigh mail matter, on which their pay
from the Government Is based. The
average of several lines between New
York and Colorado has been fattened,
but the local railroad officials say they
would not profit much by the shipment
Newton, the man who received the 43,
000 pounds of mail, has been summoned
OBJECT TO IMPORTED WORK
MEN. Kaapleyea of a Carpet Maaafaetery ta
Philadelphia a Strike.
Some weeks ago John & James.Dob
som, the extensive carpet manufacturers
of Philadelphia, imported a number of
weavers from Luister's mills, Bradford,
Eagland. The weavers were Intended
to be pat to work at manufacturing vel
vet la the plush department of the mills.
The Importation of the English opera
tives has caused the greatest diasat-'
iafactioB among the old hands, aad
reeeatly when three of the Imported
weavers aad one loom-fixer began
work at the looms all the operatives in
the plush department, to the number of
500, left their looms and quit work. At
the termination of tho day's work 500
more hands employed at various work
struck out of sympathy with the strik
ing plush weavers. The striking em
ployes claim that the Dobsons have vio
lated the contract labor law by import
ing the weavers from England, but the
Dobsoa's claim the right to bring them
over under the clause in the law which
permits a manufacturer to import work
Ingmen for the purpose of starting a
FOOLED BY A SHARPER.
HOW "SHEENY AL" SWINDLED
They Eagerly Invested la m Geid-Iaereaa-
las; Company that Premised Fabulous
Retaras-Yellew Metal Worth Se.eee
Disappears from a Cmclb!e One Night
aad With It "Sheeay AL"
Edward Pinter, alias "Sheeny Al,"
who was arrested in London for at
tempting to swindle a. jeweler in that
city by means of the "philosopher's
stone," through which he claimed to in
crease the bulk of gold, is supposed to
be the fellow who played the same game
in Baltimore, swindling five well-to-do
merchants out of nearly 81C0,0O0," writes
a correspondent from the Monumental
City. About three yoars ago a man
came to Baltimore and engaged a suite
of rooms in a boarding-house on North
Charles street He calle 1 at the office of
a successful real-estate agent and intro
duced himself as Mr. Gephart He said
that the agent had been recommended to
him as a discreet and enterprising man.
and he desired to secure his aid in de
veloping a matter that would surely
bring fortune to both of them. He then
unfolded his scheme of increasing tho
bulk of gold, and assured the ag-nt that
be did not wish him to Invest a dollar in
tho enterprise until all doubt had boon
removed from his mind of the ability of
Gephart to do ail he claiti ed. He in
vited tne agent to call at his rooms on
Charles street when he would substan
tiate his claim by pract'eal t sts.
The agent accompanied him, and gave
Gephart a gold dollar with which to
first experiment. This dollar was placed
In a small crucible, aud a white powder
was added by Gephart. The two men
took turns at a blow-pipe In increasing
the heat in the crucible until the gold
was melted and mixed with tho chem
ical. It was then allowed to cool, after
which Gephart took it out, gave it to tho
agent, and told him to send it to the
United States mint to be assayed and
recoined. The mint officials returned a
report showing three times the amount
of gold that was put into the crucible.
The same tests with larger amounts
were continued, aud always with the
same result The real-estate agent be
came convinced of the value of Gop
hart's secret, and introduced Gephart to
several wealthy citizens, with the view
of enlisting them in the enterprise. Tho
same tests were made before them, and
they, too, became convinced of Gephart's
ability to increase the bulk of gold.
A stock company was formed and the
basement of the house of one of tho
men interested was selected as the place
of operations. This was fitted up with
a furnace and Iron vats about tho size
of an ordinary bath-tub One member
of the gold-increasing company fur
nished about -."0,000 in gold, and the
other four about 810,000 each. They
were to share proportionately in the
profits. In the presence of the whole
party Gephart apparently put all this
gold into one of the vats and placed it
on the fire. He then put in a quantity
of the powder and other chemicals. In
doing this, however, ho declined to per
mit any of the party to. approach the
vats, say ins that the fumes of the chem
icals would overpower any one not pre
pared to resist them.
A top was put on the vat and at the
suggestion of Gephart extra strong locks
were procured and the vat was securely
fastened with them. The same precau
tious were taken with the door of the
basement The keys were given to the
gentleman in whose house the experi
ment was being tried. Gephart said that
the vat must not be opened for throe
weeks. After remaining about the city
for several days Gephart said he was
called to a distant city on business, but
would return on the day appointed for
taking out the gold. He did not come as
promised. The real-estate agent became suspi
cious and persuaded the party to make an
investigation. They went to the cellar
and upon opening the vat found the gold
had all disappeared, while in its place
was a lot of rocks and scran-iron. The
men were dumfounded. The cellar had
been entered and the gold stolen.
Bi- Tree to Be Exhibited.
It has been determined to send to tho
World's Fair at Chicago, as a feature of
the Government's exhibit, the largest
specimen that can bo obtained of tho
famous big trees of California. A tree
thirty feet in diameter will be selected
and cut off thirty feet from the ground.
The trunk will then be sawed into sec
tions and the outside pieces only sent to
Chicago. On arrival at the exhibition
the pieces will be put together, so that
the outside portion will show just as it
did in the forest It Is proposed to placo
it in the center of the rotunda of Gov
ernment Building. The Interior of the
tree will be decoratod with cones, leaves
and other attachments of the tree, di
vided into rooms and tho whole affair
illuminated with electric lights.
Combine of Canning Companies.
For the last few months H. Francis,
who represents a syndicate of English
capitalists, has been endeavoring to per-,
suade the canners of California to com
bine. As a result of his labors, the Cali
fornia Fruit Canning Company has been
incorporated with a capital stozk of
82,000,000. The new company comprises
about two-thirds of the canneries of that
Dots aad Bashe.
Three kinds of vegetables to avoid
unripe, overripe and decayed.
Is the lottery mandamus case the Lou
isiana Supreme Court has refused a re
hearing. Masy thousand dollars' worth of crops
were annihilated by a heavy hail storm
There Is a big gold excitement near
Springfield, O. The work of sinking a
shaft has already commenced.
The English royal family is happy;
and a little Fife(r) is playing the accom
paniment for their song of Joy.
O. B. Wilson, ex-Mayor of Great
Bend, Kan., who is wanted there for em
bezzlement, was arrested at Seattle,
Pkesidext Habbisox's train was on
time to the minute at every leadlBg sta
tion during the entire journey," says an
Berux Is said to entertain "a schaaps
ring-"- Rip Vaa Winkle is at rest, but
those afflicted with his curse of thirst will
have to pay the costs.
WnxiAM Bebxiue, a wealthy farmer
of Wyandot County, Ohio, committed
suicided by hanging. A family tendency
to insanity Is the cause.
Edmund Busseix, the dress reformer,
wants men to wear jeweled girdle?.
This Is costume de rfgeur in the Wild
West, aad the jewels consist of 44-caIiber
NEBRASKA OVERDOES IT.
Aa Irrlcatlon Canal Near Gcttrinj; Tliat
The Chimney Rock irrigation canal,
which was almost completed, had its
headgate washed out by high water and
the ditch has been tilled with an im
mense current of water ever since, not
only flooding the country, but doing a
great deal of damage to the banks of the
canal. The mouth of the ditch where
the headgate was situated, is about fifty
feet in width, and there was at last
accounts from there no definite plan
decided on for closing it. It may be
that sand bags will not wash, out with
the current, and that plan is likely to he
tried. The Chimney Rock canal was
begun last season, and the farmers
worked upon it more or less all winter,
having just about completed it for use
this season. If the washing ruins the
banks of the canal, it will be a serious
catastrophe to them. The headgate is
fifteen miles from Gehring. The ilooded
district resembles au immense lake, and
the people are thoroughly excited.
Lost la the Sand l!ill An Awful Fate.
For a week the entire male popula
tion of Thedford, Thomas county, was
engaged in a search for the two little girls
of John Hammond, who were lost in the
sand hills surrounding the town. The
children, one S and tho other 0 years old,
went to visit their sister, who lives six
miles north of Thedford, and about 5
o'clock they started home TI.ey had to
go about a mile, and the road led through
the sand hills. The children lost their
way in gathering tlowers. The parents
and neighbors searched the hills that
night, and next day a general alarm was
given. Thursday at noon tho youngest
child was found where she had fallen,
completely exhausted anil half covered
with sand, fifteen miles from the point
where the children left the road. The
little one was unconscious. She was
soon restored, however, and said her
sister had gone home. The search went
on. It continued for a full week, when
the dead body of tho older child was
found ten miles north of Dunning.
Blaine county, fully seventy-live miles
from the placo where, the children lost
Ditch Matter Settled.
The injunction which wa issued from
the United States court upon applica
tion of the union Pacific railway com
pany to restrain the contractors from
crossing its right of way near North
Bend with the large cut off ditch which
Dodge county is constructing there, has
been withdrawn, and those who are in
terested in the improvement are rejoic
ing over the fact that the work is not to
be delayed. The necessity of the im
provement to the public welfare was
laid before General Attorney Thurton
of the Union Pacific, and In: consented
to the withdrawal of the injunction
Told In Shorter Meter.
S. HoLCOMn, of Western, has just lost
a horse that had reached the good old
age of 30 years. When Mr. Holcomb
first came to this country he brought
him, and had used him in hunting
buffalo in the early days of Nebraska,
when they roamed in enormous herds
over Nebraska prairie.
Oxe of the principal topics discussed
at the recent convention of sheriffs in
Kearney was the matter of bringing
horse thieves to time. This class of
"rustlers" are getting too numerous.
It is claimed that Cherry county is
ahead four inches of rainfall as com
pared with this time last year, and an
abundant crop of farm products is as
sured. Aurora's hosiery mill is again in
Fkank Martix, of Broken How,
poured some moulted lead in water and
came near losing his sight.
J. H. Cook, a farmer living eighteen
miles south of Harrison, in Sioux county,
had three blooded horses killed by light
ning. He places his loss at 82,000.
The little 1-yoar-old son 0f r A
Davis, of Fremont, was badlv, if not
fatally, scalded. The little fellow
turned a tub of hot water over on him
self and was imprisoned underneath it.
Geo. W. Huron, of Danbury, who was
in the asylum three years ago, has been
adjudged insano and will be returned to
Lincoln. He armed himself with two
revolvers and was parading the streets
threatening to shoot citizens who ho
claimed robbed him of his property.
Last November E. Mannigan offered
for sale at the Bank of Talmagc notes
amounting to 8723, signed by Peter and
John Albright, wealthy German farmers
of that locality, which were readily pur
chased at a liberal discount, Mannigan
leaving immediately for France. Later
Messrs. Albright and son heard of the
notes, and upon examination pronounced
them forgeries. The bank brought suit
for the amount, the trial resulting in a
verdict for the defendants. An appeal
will be taken.
Mabel Stafford, a prostitute, sui
cided in Lincoln. She bought strych
nine from a druggist to poison rats, hut
took it herself. She told a companion
She had taken poison, but the latter
thought she was joking until she began
having spasms. Her earthly career was
ended before medical aid could be
A' sexsatiox was created in the St.
Paul M. E. Sunday school in Lincoln
when an eccentric lady named Hang
hart entered the room and began bang
ing a young man named Walsh over the
head and shoulders with her parasol.
When interrupted she used vigorous and
profane efforts, and It required consid
erable force to remove her from the
building. The cause of the assault is a
mystery, but Miss lianghart is so
eccentric it is supposed her mind was
Bad feeling has existed between the
Bowers and Eotine families, of Morso
Bluffs, for some time, and it finally cul
minated in James Eotine. a boy about
15 or 16 years old, attempting to shoot
John Bowers. The weapon missed fire
and Bowers disarmed the lad, who is
now under arrest.
Sheridan county is all right and the
farmers and merchants are happy.
Farmers have shipped out within the
past ten days nineteen cars of wheat,
and tho flouring mill has turned out
forty barrels of flour per day for the past
Albekt Berda, a Bohemian living
near Linwood, got drunk and injured
his jaw on a fence post. For a week
his jaws were locked so tight that it was
Impossible to pry them open.
Keva Paha county is exporting a
large amount of hay.
Tire creamery at Valley Is running
night and day.
Hexrv SttAVS, of Kearney, attempted
to chastise his wife the other day, and
chased her all over town before he was
arrested. Residents on the street where
the couple resided were very Indignant,
and only being- behind the bars pre
vented a tarring and feathering.
Basxet Fox, living three miles north
of Ashland, lost nineteen head of cattle
from eating cockle burrs.
A little boy. at Stockham played mail
carrier and distributed his mother's love
letters around the neighborhood.
A young son of George Hall,of Lamar,
was bitten by a rattlesnake Monday, and
died from the effects soon afterward
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