The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 02, 1891, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

- --?-p1'
V --
t-' ,-.
"' -1
'. N
- $l$3$i " ""
" - "" -i
. v-t'" "
-sS;- ..we--.- '-vvut'-i'"'fcT;;"r".'"' t-' .$-'---
c ---
. '-- '-" ' '
??, xyi,
. ' J
A v
k A
- & i21
Columbus State Bank
Oldest Baak U the
Pays Wcrct nTime DcntJ
labs Loan n Real Estate.
Ckiwg, Hew Tark mmi. all
Asd Jfelpa Its CnWlojurj when they Herd Help.
it. H. HENRY. Vice-President.
iil.orized Capital of $
Paid h Capital -
CH. SHELDON. rree't.
. H. 1. H. OEHI.RICH, Vice-Pros't.
C. A. NEW U AN. Cuhler.
C.H Sheldon, J.P.Becker,
Herman P. ILOehlrioh, Carl Blenke.
Jonsa Welsh, W. A. He illistcr.
J. Henry Wurdeman, H. M. Wxnslow.
George V. Galley, B. C. rev,
. Frank Borer. Arnold F. H. Oehlrlch,
- Beary Loaeke( Oerbard Loflrke.
AVBank of deposit ; Interest allowed on time ; bar ana sell exchange m Unite!
' Statee and Europe, and buy and sell available
aaeuritles. We shall be pleased to r.-cetve your
business. We solicit your patronaje. I9dec37
39S awawBaawaWawaV
S3 raaJIJUiBaa
Ofiv it, ariyappaslte Post-oRee.
Judicious Advertising
. Creates Ban y a new business,
Enlarges many an old business,
Revives many a dull business,
; llescues many a lost business,
Saves many a failing business,
Preserves many a large business,
.; Secures success in any business.
a at fanaiBfea. and we add that
.rerOslBctor this section at coaatry.
Is was wf Ibn awfllsins. li raass It issaaaaytae
beat Btiple, those whokeow what they waai aa
par for what they set- We challeage cosapariaoa
with aayeoaatry paper in the world in this re
apeet-tweaty years pabtisaiag "by the ause
sunn nt. and never one den so eabseribm
aabliahtd la Taa Jorasai. Tata, better than
aaytaias else, shows the class ef people who
read TmtJotraxai. every weak. U
'bbIbIbB All t" Wamaaal
" y Bkgw-v -ayjSB aaaaaaaaalaaW
" y .ILLggTZbaaaaaatBaaS) BBf aaSB. BaBaA tf
LaT BBBf atflaaaat iawi ia' ' aZTtSsrlfia'
aB sHBBV'B'Vlft wSBBBB iHaUBalaaa WatsB IVtBT
W?Z& - - 'v'"" Jcr
k Brief Compendium of the
Busy World's Evente.
, Fareee were nutated After
Desperate tsattla, la Wblcfc Vive
IIhmmM Saldlers Were Killed and
Wvanded Treoaa Desert to tbe lav
The forces of Balanced in Chili were de
tected in the last decisive battle with tat
laaurgeats. The fghtlag lasted less that
Ire hoars and iU desperate character may
be Judged by the (act thai tally S.SOS met
were killed and wounded. Canto-, the In
orgeat chief, bad his position: on the hlltt
above the race track at Vina Bel Mar. Hi
bad. absolute control of the railroad U
Baatlago ana commanded the ordinary
roads. Affairs had come to such a past
that It was necessary fir Balmaceda tt
snake some more. Accordinsly word wai
Civeato attack the position held by the
revolutionists, and the government troop
advanced under cover of a heavy are trots
their batteries. As soon as the approach
Ins column got within range, fire was opened
by the intrenched revolutionists. The gov
ernment troops, however advanced steadi
ly. They were soon near enough to retun
the fire, bat shot, shell, grape and cannistei
tore through their ranks Until despite thi
efforts of their officers they broke and re
tired almost ina panic As soon as the)
got out of range of the deadly fire thi
officers worked like beavers to reform thei
solumns, and at last succeeded. Then earn
another attack. In steady ranks the gov
ernment troops started on double quick uj
otto the torrent of firo and lead
which blazed from the insurgent ranks
Again the line wavered, and then Gen
Cauto gave the order to charge. With s
wild yell the congressional army left tbel
iefenses and charged on the now rctreatinf
aneroy. The artillery poured a deadly fin
mto the ranks of Balmaccda's troops. Tbi
ioss of their general officers bad left the lat
ter without a head, and all the efforts ol
subordinate officers to rally tbem were of nc
avail. Bctreat became rout, rout a panic,
and then utter demoralization. The gov
ernment cavalry made a stand, but it was
short. They were literally cut to pieces.
Volley after volley was poured into tbe de
moralized mob. Wboie regiments which
had not lost tbelr regimental formation
went over to the victorious troops of Cautc
and joined in the attack on tbelr late 'com
rades. These deserters were generally
"volunteers" who bad been impressed bv
Balmaceda since the beginning of hostil
ities. Their sympathies ail along bad been
with the Insurgents, and they grasped this,
their first opportunity to join them Tbe
defeat of tbe government is absolute.
There is no possibility of reorganization,
and if Balmaceda does not succeed in mak
ing his escape through tbe mountain passes
tbe chances are that be will be captured
and shot.
Two Steamers Collide.
A dispatch from Melbourne, Australia,
states that a collision occurred between tbe
steamers Gambler and Easby. Tbe Easby
itruck the Gambler amidships, crushing in
her side and sinking her in seven minutes.
A scene of terrible confusion and excite
ment followed. Most of the passengers,
who were In their berths asleep when the
accident occurred, rushed for the boats
without waiting to dress. There was no
lime to cast the boats loose, and when the
iteamer sauk she carried with her five sa
loon and fifteen steerage passengers and
six of the crew. The Easby remained
Iong:de tbo Gambler and rescued many
of the iatter's passengers and crew. It is
rlaimedjiy many persons that proper look
outs were not kept on either steamer.
Knsslaa Bye Riots.
There have been serious riots among the
people in Russia to prevent the exportation
3f rye reported at Vitebsk, Dunabcrl and
Mhcr places. At the first named place the
peasants attacked the railroad officials and
the Jewish grain" buyers. Tbey wrecked
aud pillaged the bouses of the latter and
Ihc authorities were finally compelled to
rail on the military for help to suppress the
rioters. The soldiers fired a volley upon
tbe peasants, killing two and wounding a
auuiber of tbe others.
The business failures during fie last
seven days number 210, as compared
with a total of 227 for lsst week. Foi
the corresponding week of last year the
figures were 192. '
At the preliminary examination .Tame
Roberts, the supposed Columbus ('rove.
O., bank robber, failed to c-tablfsh an
alibi and was held to the gran-.! jury.
The medical examiners declared h:ni to
be sane. The men who saw tiie mur
derer on seeing Roberts expressed a be
lief that he is the man.
A mystkhious case of a man's bone
structure gradually crumbling away is
attracting the attention of the medical
fraternity at Springfield. O. William
Green, a farm hand living near that
city, became incapacitated from hard
work fifteen years ago by a mysterious
disease in which the bones arc gradual
ly disappearing and arc being absorbed
by the blood.
Prof. Bklknap, of New
York, made his second trip, in an inter
for Illinois town, to the clouds in his air
ship, "Carlotta." He had it under
perfect control and ascended to a height
of 500 feet. Near the city he held the
air ship in position with his rudder and
paddles and turned it in any direction
he desired, that the people might see
that he could control it. There were
15,000 people who witnessed the trial
Johs S. Fitzgerald, president of the
Irish National league of America, has
issued an address calling for a conven
tion at Atchison on October 1 and 2.
The call says in part that the present
lamentable conditiou of affairs in the
eld land and the falling off of the Irish
American support as a direct result of
the dissensions in the ranks of the par
liamentary party are reasons enough to
induce the lovers of the cause to come
together and devise measures to over
come the difficulties.
Mb. Dixox, a farmer residing a few
miles south of Columbus, Ind., has a
he. that is now several years old, which
up o last spring was clad in a coat of
feathers after the fashion of other hens
and laid an abundance of eggs each
season, up to the present. Early last
spring the hen shed her feathers almost
to uudeuess. and when the feathers
grew out again tbe lirst to appear were
the long aud beautiful Mowing tail
feathers common to the farm-yard
rooster, and in n short time the whole
body was fuliy feathered in a brilliant
coat of male attin. aud has every ap
peal auce of a .rooster except tbe large
comb end head-dress of red. She now
crows in good style, but continues to lay
I tbe twinkling of au eye. without
warning, without hope or chance of
es ie? at lea t fi 'ty p5won wcraswept
to :r ii tlu- ii: . ro.'.Gii Utf building,
in i s. k la. e. :;- Vork City. It was
Taylor's buildifig at No. 68, 70, 73 aad
totaarabhers, bookbinder, a, ttphthl
joarnal called the S6i&, arid on tbe
trround floor wJrc a drag store, restaur-
hti 4rii a paint and plumbing shop. .It
"Wasa-structure so ancient and so frail
that the fire department had marked it
'as unsafe and Insurance companies
would hardly issue policies upon it. It
collapsed like a piece of burnt paper
and crushed down on the people la It-.
Then came fire and added its hbrrBr to
the rest.
IsrO&iATioN has been gathered in
the Indiana gas field that the supply of
natural gas is rapidly diminishing and
'is likely to be exhausted in a few years
,at most. A large number of wells have
gradually lost pressure and have filled
with water. The statement is made
that "careful observation and Inquiry
lead to the estimate that onethlrd of
the wells now in use in the gas field are
-more or less affected by water, and of
the scores of wells Which have been
'abandoned after a term of service it is
regarded as an entirely safe estimate
that 90 per cent, were given up because
'of the encroachment of water."
Rev. Howard MacQceakv, the
Episcopal minister who was recently
suspended from performing clerical
functions for heresy, is in Washington
attending the meeting of the American
Society of the Advancement of Science.
He makes the statement that when his
suspension expires next month he will
return to Ohio to reopen his case on a
new issue.
A dastardly outrage was committed
at Missoula, Mont. A party of fifteen
white men wearing masks descended
upon three Chinese gardeners living
near that city, looted their cabin, de
stroyed the structure, broke all the fur
niture, and maltreated two of the China
men in a terrible mantier. One of them
ws pounded brutally aud gashed with
knives. The other was tarred and
feathered, his que cut off, and he was so
roughly handled that he may die. It is
thought the raid is the restlt of a rabid
auti'-Chinese agitation Inaugurated and
fostered by the laboring men of the
city. At a rcceut mass meeting violent
measures were urged, but finally a gen
eral boycott was declared against the
Chinese aud all who patronized them.
From the fact that there were at least
fifteen iu the party it is plain robbery
was not the prime motive.
Secretary Noble says that he is
now giving much of his attention to
matters pertaining to the opening for
settlement of lands in Oklahoma recent
ly ceded to the government by the Sac
and Fox, Iowa and Pottawattamie In
dians, and that within a short time they
will be brought to the attention of the
president for action. This will open to
settlement about eight hundred thou
sand acres. As to the Cheyenne and
Arapahoe reservation, west of Okla
homa, seven allotting agents are now at
work, and it is hoped that the allot
ments will be made by the coming
autumu, when this reservation of about
three million acres will also be opened
to settlement.
The scheme for establishing a system
of co-operative stores in every county in
Kansas was approved by the committee
appointed at the alliance commercial
convention and January 1 set as the
convenient time to close out the busi
ness of the alliance exchanges. Frank
McGrath, president of the alliance, was
chairman of the committee. A long re
port was prepared to be submitted to
the alliance state convention, which
meets at Salina in October, in which it
is claimed that the conditions in Kansas
are more favorable for a test of a co
operative mercantile system than any
other state in the union.
Doubt is thrown upon the reliability
of the annual report of the Chicago &
Northwestern for the last fiscal year.
The report claims a net surplus of $3,
680,563 after paying charges, but an in
vestigation by expert railroad account
ants indicate a deficit of more than
$100,000. In addition, with an increase
of only twenty-two miles of mileage,
there is $4,000,000 charged up to "con
struction and equipment account." It
is noteworthy that additional bonds to
to the amount of $7,585,000 have been
issued during the vear.
The Farmers' Alliance of Oklahoma
has just concluded a largely attended
territorial convention. The Ocala plat
form was unanimously adopted. They
favored the building of an interstate
road from Duluth to Galveston on tbe
co-operative plan and condemned tbe
action of the Cincinnati convention.
Collector Phelps, of San Francisco,
has discovered that some one has been
issuing notary certificates of prior resi
dence to Chinese, who arc in no wise en
titled to landing papers, being neither
mechanics nor professional men. These
certificates have been forwarded to ad
dresses in China.
A most remarkable balloon ascension
was made at a summer resort fifteen
miles below Wilmington, N. C. Char
lie Williams, a negro helper to the aero
naut, became entangled in the guy
ropes of the balloon just as it was ready
for the ascension. While struggling to
release himself the balloon suddenly
shot upward, leaving the professional
aeronaut ou the ground and carrying
the terrified negro to a height of 5,000
feet. The balloon fell a mile away and
it was supposed that Williams had been
killed, but just before reaching the
ground he succeeded in disentangling
himself from tbe ropes, jumped away,
and escaped unhurt.
TnE Texas state Farmers Alliance,
which has been in session for nearly a
week, finally adjourned. Aside from
adopting the Ocala platform aud re
affirming the sub-treasury scheme, it
took no other decisive steps'iu a political
way. But in running through the dele
gates it is useless to deny that the ten-
aency oi me ainauce is to unit away
from the republican and democratic
Miss Josie Bext, a milliner Ki:d
highly respectable young lady of Bards
town, Ky., shot and fatally injured Wil
liam Hamilton, a negro. Hamilton had
been following Miss Bent for several
mornings while on her way to her place
of employment and one morning made
an indecent proposal to her.
A reformed train robber -.stepped
into the office of Passenger Agent Harris
of the Burlington system, at St Joseph,
and startled him by handing him a
package containing $65, representing
an amount that was stolen from G. H.
Baxter, a traveling passenger agent .of
the road, about two years ago.
Judge Bor Beax, of Laagley, Tex.,
has been arrested for smuggling. It Is
alleged that he has been concerned iu
running horses from Mexico into th:-.
United State. He is eve of the moat
celebrated characters of the frontier
and. has been- justice of. the peace for
any' years.
Two distinct shocks of eartequake,
one of which was very severe, were felt
at St Louis. . A short time before
had Jteon a violent thunder and lipht
niT storm without ran. Ucusos i.
sotii.j'ssajts or the c.ty were rocket by
the most severe ol the shocks.
T4 Park trtace. ft
fflE 4m$ NORfHWfel
SsaaU Itaaaa r Criasa aaa Casualty la
Saatb uakata iMpraveateat Kffte
TaVra4tet tM CeBtaMwaltk-Y-rllMs
fcveats er Mara Tbaii Vsaat las.
The following figures are of Interest
as showing the manner in which the
state board of equalization has acted on
the returns forwarded by the various
counties as to the value of farm lands
of the state. The returns of Clay and
Lake counties have been increased 5 per
cent.; -Turner and Hand 10 per cent.;
Brule, McCook, Union ind Sanborn, is
pet cent; Clark; Day, Jerauld, Law
rence and Kingsbury; go per cent:;
BrookittgS; Douglas and Yankioh, 25
per cent.; Grant, Hamlin and Hutchin
son, from 40 to 50 per cent. The re
turns from the following counties have
been decreased: Codington, Faulk, Han
son and Sully, 5 per cent.; Minnehaha,
Bonhomme, Campbell and Beadle, 10
per cent.; Brown, 30 per cent.; Mar
shall, 43 per cent In the other conn
ties no change has beett made; The
Value of farm lands wilt reach at least
$80,000,000, and if the same ratio of in
trease and reduction occurs with all
lines of property the grand total will
reach $140,000,000.
Did Net Baaaea Assessments.
The representatives of the South
Dakota railroads made a hard fight for
a reduction in their state assessment be
fore the the board of equalization, but
without avail. The board refused to
lower the assessment from the amount
fixed at the previous meeting. They
claim that tbe assessment made only
averaged about 93,500 per mile, and the
property is not worth anything if not
worth that. The assessment on the
express and telegraph companies was
also not changed. The companies
threaten to fight the assessment in the
courts, as they claim their taxes in the
state upon the present assessment are
entirely out of proportion with the
taxes they pay in other states.
For State Certificates.
Dakota, will hold examinations for those
desirous of procuring teachers' state
certificates at Mitchell Tuesday, Sept
8, upon application being made direct to
the state superintendent or to the coun
ty superintendents. These examina
tions are held only once in two years,
and teachers holding certificates can
teach in any county without being sub
jected to examinations conducted by the
county superintendent while the certifi
cates are in force.
Tbe UumI of Pleaty.
There has been gathered to the
threshing machines in South Dakota
this year a harvest of small grains
which is simply phenomenal. Seventy
bushels of oats to the acre, thirty bush
els of wheat, forty bushels of hulled
barley, sixty bushels of rye. Yankton
county alone will raise $3,000,000 worth
of grain, to say nothing of cattle and
hogs, butter and eggs. This is the land
of plenty for 1891.
Special Eleetloa Called.
Gov. Mellette has issued a procla
mation for a special election for the
successor of Congressman Gamble Tues
day, Nov. 3.
Kveats Great aae SsaaU af Interest All
Araaad taa State.
The Omaha smelters came within an
ace of suffering from a rlotMonday night
The day gang of 200, who went to work
in the morning, was preparing to knock
off and the night gang was getting ready
to go on. Then Maurice Knetchmeyer,
a Bohemian tailor of anarchist views,
began an impassioned harangue. In
the midst of it two men, a Hungarian
ana an Italian, started off from the
crowd to go to work. Fifty excited men
surrounded them and commenced to
beat and kick them, when big Jim
Bacon, who has hitherto been recognized
as the leader of the strikers, rushed in
to their rescue. Opportunely a platoon
of police which had been called to sup
press another disturbance appeared on
the scene and what might have been a
serious riot was nipped iu the bud. The
operators of the smelters think they
will have no further serious trouble,
having granted the demand for -eight
hour shifts.
Favorable fer Nebraska Cera.
The warm, sunshiny weather of the
past week has been favorable, and corn
has grown well, but it has not pro
gressed as rapidly as it would have done
with less rain. The temperature was
decidedly above the average the first
part of the week, but the cool weather
of the last two days reduced the average
for the week to from one to four degrees
above the normal. The sunshine has
also been above the average. The rain
fall has been above the normal every
where except in the northwestern part
of the state, where it amounted to about
half an inch. Throughout the Platte
valley from one to two inches fell, aud
in the southern and northwestern parts
of thestate over two inches. Thunder
and hail storms have been frequent and
somewhat Injurious during the week,
especially on the 17th and 18th, when
heavy tbnnder storms prevailed through
out the state. Corn has gained slightly
iu average condition: the growth and
acreage Is large and with a late fall will
yield a crop decidedly above the aver
age. Clark Woodman's Accounts.
Later developments indicate that the
financial affairs of Clark Woodman, of
Omaha, who was -found dead in the
Grand Pacific hotel at Chicago, were
not in -the best shape. The attorneys
ror the United States National bank
have brought suit against the Woodman-Ritchie
company to recover $30,000
on promissory notes long past due. The
elevator on North Seventh street Oma
ha, is in the hands of tbe sheriff, and it
is undersood that other suits for large
amounts will be brought in a day or
State Board of Traasaartatlaa.
The state-board of transportation has
selected W. B. Taylor, of Lincoln, for
chief weighmaster, and L. F. Hilton,
of Blair, for chief registrar. Chief In
spector Blanchard chose R. -P. Thomp
son as his assistant A full set of rules
governing tbe board were adopted.
Aaaaal Carlstlaa Ceaveattoa.
The twenty-fourth, annual meeting of
the Nebraska Christian convention hss
been holding its session at Fairfield,
out 200 delegates were in attend
ee. The four evangelists show an
increase of 733 members to the Christian
church during the pa9t year.
Taa Klght Hamr est Trial. ',
The people of Nebraska will watch
with interest tbe p:oceediirrs in court
this week-b o.iht to test tha cosstit:
' ioaai ty of lit eli i hour law. If it tr
ct tut o-I l.- bu :e s In er st cf
iu ?;ute must u.j.i thunsclvt-s to thi-sAuaUon.
?6REid! JdffiNG- I
A textile manufacturer who wa
sammoned to examine the garment
known as the holy coat uow on exhibi
tion In the cathedral at Treves, says
that when the wrappers were removed
the vesture Was found to be in such v
tattered condition that it could udt bt
placed dri eahlbltidd. BKhort Kdr.utn.
he adds, then consulted somj experts,
and finally the coat was given to au
aged and experienced nun, who gummed
the fragments of the garment together.
as tbe material was too much worn to
stand the strain of ueedle and thread.
The holy coat Is now partially overlaid
with layers of material with which it
has been wrapped tip, and these wrap
pers having become decayed cannot be
separated from the coat. Dr. Bock, of
Alx-IaChiielle, declares that lid has
examined th reverse sidedf the holy
coat ind that be found it was mdunted
on byssus silk, which was used In the
first century, which was never manu
factured after the sixth century, and
which was always extremely costly.
Catholic circles .consider this to be proof
that the holy coat Is a genuine garment
worn by Jesus Christ
Sfsci Russia began last spring to
Withdraw her balance from European
centers of finance, the controlling spec
ulative Influences have come from St
Petersburg, and the will of the czar has
been the most important factor on the
foreign bourses. The movement of gold
to Russia dominated the financial world
for months. The reception to the
French fleet and to the kingofServia
are the most Important recent develop
ments In the political World, and finan
dally the edict prohibiting tbe exporta
tion of rye has affected the commercial
world more powerfully than any other
event of late years. It has not only de
veloped speculative activity In the grain
markets of the world, but It has direct
ed tbe attention of all speculators to
America, and forces the conviction that
the United States would acquire the
EDwer over financial circles that Russia
as recently Wielded. Russia's power
has come from a succession of good
crops, which enabled It td conlmand
money and credit abroad, as well as
prosperity at home. With the I033 of
crons comes the loss of power and
America will be the gainer thereby.
Oxk of the leading papers at Rome
prints an article that hi supposed to be
Inspired by the Italian minister to China
and which goes Into the Chinese ques
tion at some length. The deduction to
be made from the article is that the
chances and reasons for European in
terference becoming absolutely neces
sary are growing daily. Riots and other
hostile demonstratioas In China are be
coming more and more serious. The
two viceroys of the Yang: so provinces,
which are Inland, are absolutely at the
mercy of the piratical rabble. The
Chinese government has neither the
strength nor the authority to' put down
the insurrection. To make the situa
tion still more' critical it is rumored that
certain high officials and other powerful
personages in the empire are viewing
the present state of things with secret
The official publication of the reci
procity arrangement with Spain, made
In the Government Gazette of Madrid,
contains the announcement by the min
ister of state that all the commercial
treaties which Spain has with European
governments have already been de
nounced, and that the . last of them will
cease to have any force the 1st of July
next This declaration makes it clear
that neither England. Canada, nor any
other of the British possessions will en
joy any of the benefits of the reciprocity
arrangements as to Cuba after that
The latest advices from Martinique
says that 340 persons perished In the re
cent hurricane, without counting the
shipwreck fatalities, the bulk or the
shipping in port having been lost The
governor has permitted foreign vessels
to engage In the coast trade in order to
supply the needs of the Inhabitants
The international congress of accident
insurance, which will be held at Berne,
Sept 21 to 26 next, will be of much im
portance. Among the governments
that have promised to take part in the
deliberations are those cf the United
States. England, Germany, France,
Switzerland, Norway, Belgium and
Tiik AIds are blocked by snow. The
shelters provided for tourists in such
emergencies are snowed in and cannot
be reached at present. Relief parties
have been sent to the aid of the be
leaguered visitors.
It is said that gold of a very tine
quality has been found in the vicinity
of the gold mining company's lands iu
Hastings county, Oat. The vein Is a
large one and will yield a large percent
age of gold.
The Russian government has ordered
the custom officials to confiscate all
grain intended for export which is found
to be mixed with more than 8 per cent,
of rye.
Reports received from various por
tions of the northwest show that but
ittle damage to the grain resulted from
the frost.
Sixty unarmed Chilian youths, while
holding a political meeting, were massa
cred by order of President Balmaceda.
Postmaster Gexeral Raikes of
England Is dead from the results of an
electrical shock.
tiamee Won aad Lost Hew
the Clwwe
Now Stand.
Following Is a showing of tbe standing of
each of the teams of the different aaaociar
W. L c. W.
Calcagos....SS SB JMBrooklyae...47
Bostons GS t JBdCtevelaads..47
New Yorks.SS 41 .73jClBCtBaaUs..41
PhUadelp'aJH 48 JBS3lPlttabargs..
Vf. L. Vet W.
St. Loots
78 SS .704ColnmbU..JM
Omaha .....4S
Cyan si Sie
I.. .75 S7 Ml
to prlBM.$ S SS
i.savf 1.M
wjej .
i 4.7S
VawnpaaVea eaaeeeeweeee
Carna -Cbsaawa to prima. 3.00
Hogs Shippers....-..'. 4.55-
4 JSWDeaven
iimjt as
uA0nnaaa aeaaeee WW
a awakaV aae
wSsavwJaW" ww ShWsJCaa a e av
sioux on v.
CATTte laSetaate $ 4.SS
fbdaXTaawT VwWVBCS t Setl
BfaawS 4-aaS
Sawe ea VeW
awawawawaw 2-41
snawawT . eaadmv
wwawaVwsVwT eee.
Vuur 6 1.1X9 l-U
i.Ojnj, .a............... ...... 4. , Kit . i 7
Oaxa-Wesssra. . .ee fa s07j
2, 1891.
Uttla Tews IT.led with
The ceremony of dedicating the' md
oment erected to commemorate tab pat1
tie of Bennington crowded that nttl
Vermont town to overflowing. The
presence of the President of the United
States and members of bis Cabinet, as
well as the Governors of three States,
gave the event more than local Interest
It bronght people from all parts of the
Uhlted Stated, bit particularly from the
New England States, to witness and
take part la the ceremony. Probably M
the whole history of Bennington no each
distinguished gathering win ce aem
again. At tbe encampment grounds
around the Soldiers Home, when the
Interest of the event centered during
the early part of the day, the soldier
boys were aroused by the reveille
call early In the morning. The crowd
Was nn with the soldiers, for with the
first break of dawn the streets began to
assume a lively- appearance and the
roads leading into town commenced to
empty their stream of wagons and car
riages Into the camp grounds. Every
private as well as every public house In
Bennington was crowded and many slept
on the lawns, while hundreds were glad
to find sleeping quarters in tents which
afforded little protection to the chill
night air. When the first of the special
trains arrived the gayly decorated streets
were well filled.
Among those prominent In national
aPairs were tbe Pre Ident and his cab
inet ex-Gov. Prestott, of New Hamp
shire; Gov Page, of Vermont; Gen.
Veazey. of the G. A. R.; Edward J.
Phelps, and others
The celebration was the culmina
tion of a series of events covering a
century. The anniversary of the battle
of Bennington is to the people of South
ern Vermont what the Fourth of July
is to the nation. For nearly fifty years
there has been more or less preparation
for the building of a suitable monu
ment The first organized effort was
made In 1853. The Vermont Legislature
in that year appropriated $3,000, with
the condition that the corner-stone of
the proposed memorial be laid on the
16th of August following, and that tbe
sum of $7,00.') be raised by private sub
scription. While these conditions were
not fulfilled and the appropriation
lapsed, the agitation continued. In 1875-7-j
the Bennington Historical Society, and
subsequently the Bennington Battle Mon
ument Association, were organized, tne
latter chartered by the State of Vermont
with an appropriation of $15,000, condi
tioned on the raising of $5,000 more
The celebration of 1877 followed. These
events, and the subsequent action of the
States of New Hampshire and Massa
chusetts and the national government
have conspired to cause the erection of
the noble shaft en the site of the conti
nental storehouse, the object point of Col
onel Faum's expedition in 1777. The cost
of the monument and site has been in
round numbers 8109,000. Massachusetts
contributed 610,000, New Hampshire
87,500, the national government 40,000,
and Vermont the SI VMM) aforesaid and a
supplemental appropriation for the site.
The balance has been raised by private
The monuntent stands ou a command
ing site 283 feet above the Walloomsac
River. This river f ows through the vil
lage of Bennington. The foundation of
the monument is the solid rock of the
mountain, on top of which was the Ben
nington of the revolution. The struct
ure Is an obelisk, built of native stone,
and faced with Sandy Hill dolomite. The
height from the base to the top of the cap
stone is 301 fe3t 101-; in hes. The monu
ment at the base is 37 feet 4 inches by 37
feet 4 inches, running to a point at the top.
The walls aro thick at the base, but do
crease gradually to a thickness of two
teet at the apex. The outside stone is
inlaid with "stretchers and headers."
The insLe walls rise'to a height of 260
fe?t after which the stones extend
through the wall. Inside the walls
are left in the rough rock: outside
the stone is rough finished, aad
at the right angle earners with the
shaft and also at tie windows and other
openings the stone :'s finished in quarter-! draft lines of arris. This gives
the structure a finished and ariistlc ap
pearance Th? look out rcom li 188 feet
above the foundation, and i reached by
an iron staircase. Ihis room is marked
on the outside by two entablatures en
circling the monument Fiom th:s look
out the battlefield s plain y visible seven
miles away. Tbe first rcom in the mon
ument contains four ttb'ets, three of
them ins-: ribed re p.ctlvoly to the State
of Mssachu etts. New Ha npshire, and
Vermont . fourth is blnk. The
outlook room conla'nsfourhi toric gran
ite tablets, paced there by the Veriro .t
Historical Society, the Masonic frater
nity, which laid the cornerstone in 1877,
the Older o! Odd FelloAS, and the Grand
Army of the Republic.
To Be Read la a Xlaute .
Those who are not present always
need and lack a defender.
The fiercest eacle in the sky imagines
it is an innocent dove.
People dislike to hear nonsense, bat
they hear a great deal of it
Before believing the bad stories a
man tells on another, find out bis
The serious man is the dangerous
man. Humor is incompatible with vie
iousness. A great maiy women imagine that
they are files, and that all the men are
1 a it an's record is a bad one. he
can't travel o fast that it will not over
take him.
TiVt-rniKu- of vour life is spent in
waiting.for koto good iuck tbat will
never come tv you.
A mas keeps his friend's secrets be
hind a veil, but he keeps his own behind
a lock and key.
A r.RKAT deal of tbe bad luck yon hear
men eomplzining about is simply pun
ishment for io'.Iy.
Fuss .are so foolish, and spiders so
wise, tbat a hungry spider is as rare a
sight as a fly without a-scar.-
T-ix: lost peopTe in the world are those
who have found oar- for themselves the
felly of being wkked.
A Hebla aaaft Xraeasd to Weaer af aa-
A DaraMCeWwlet-OT.rew Caeaal
t!e.with bat SO. Traaw awawd
T.ia Olds Has rrobahr AwJvad-Val-
p :rl.o Wild with rxcltewseaf.
la th? Scale.
Eve i while the battht was raging,
news reached th conntry of a collision
between the Congressional aadGovorn
ment rarces of t hilt The dispatch was
sent from Valparaiso and reads:
i resident Balmac da and the Junta
DeGobierno are conched In the final
t'esperato struggle for the mastery of
the Rcpubic of Chill.
The chosen battle grounds are in full
view of the city of Valparaiso, and thoa
sands of anxious eyes are watcblng from
every point of vantage the battle which
Is to decide the fate of the country.
The battle has been raging practically
for three days. The first engagement
was at the mouth of the Aconcagua and
resulted in a reverse to the Government
The final test of strength Is now be
ing made at Vina del Mar Coach,
directly across Valparaiso Bay and .ess
than five miles away.
When the news reached here that an
army of f',0C0 robels had been landed at
Qulntro Bay. Balmaceda aid his gen
erals were taken by surprise, but .the
utmost activity was used in getting
troops to the front, so as, if possible, to
nr.-went tha invading array from cross
ing tho Aconcagua River immediately
south of the bay.
The arrangement were made hurried
ly and only a lltt'e over, half of the
troops were availablo for this purpose.
Six of the In urgent war ships were an
chored in Cosnon Bay, at the mouth of
the river, and under the cover of their
guns the army of the Junta undertook
tbe task of forcing a passage of the
A mo it de perate and bloody battle re
suited, lasting near'.y all day.
A galling tire from the Insurgent ar
tillery, which was formed on the northern
bank of the river, aided by the heavy
batteries and machine guns from the
ships, was too much for the government
troops and the were forced to retire,
which they did in good order.
Both sides forght with the utmost
valor and the de perate character of the
battle maybe judged from the fact that
while loss than 20,000 troops were en
gaged, the list of casualties will foot up
nearly 3,000 men killed and wounded.
Balmaceda found out that the Insur
gents are something more than "nitrate
stealers. " The general in command of
the government forces selected a strong
pos ton on the beach of Vina del Mar,
the eastern shore of Valparaiso Bay, as
his second line of defense, and leaving
force enough in front of tne enemy to
check his progress somewhat took his
placo there and went to work to
strengthen it as much as possible.
All day long the insurgent forces
pushed their way steadily forward,
iriving the comparatively small govern
nent force before them. It was a con
stant skirmish for fifteen miles over
broken countrv.
At every point of vantage the Baima
cedans made a stand, and while they
were constantly forced to give way be
fore superior numbers they retarded the
advance, and gave the main army at
Vina del Mar a chan.e to better prepare
Itself for the decisive light
It was not until late in the evening
that tho attacking army arrived in
front of Balmaceda's line of defense.
It was then too late to give battle. In
the meantime President- Balmaceda,
with every available man in this depart
ment himself in command, went to
the front He had over 13,003 available
fighting men. while the insurgent forces
had been reduced to less than 7,000.
At the back of the government line is
Fort Callao. the heavy auns of which
have done good work, both in raking the
enemy by land and preventing the in
surgent Ceet which baa entered ma nay
from doing anything more effective than
long range firing.
The Congresslonalists attacked la
force and the battle has raged with the
utmost fierceness. The war ships did
all they could to aid tbelr land forces,
but they had a healthy regard for the
heavy guns in the forts, and were com
pelled to do their fighting at long range.
They sent as many men as they could
spare, with all their available machine
and rapid fire guns, to aid as a naval
auxiliary brigade the attack on Balma
ceda's position.
The most Intense excitement prevails
In this city. Tho roar, of heavy attillery
and the sharp rattle of small arms re
sound through the streets and are echoed
back from the high hills surrounding the
city. Everybody who Is left here has
sought some place overlooking the battle
ground, and thousands of people are
watching the desperate struggle which
is being fought under their very eyes
The scene from Valparaiso is one of
awful grandeur. A heavy pall of smoke
hangs like a cloud over the contending
armies. It Is lit up almost continuously
by sharp flashes of light from the cannon
and rifles, and the thunderous roll of the
artillery can be herd continuously.
rieree Star
at PetUvUle Erlves
to Their Garrets.
A cloudburst broke over Pottsville,
Pa, and the water poured down in tor
rents for an hour. The culverts were
unable to carry all the water, and por
tions of the town were flooded. Fully 400
families were driven to the upper stories
of their homes, and the cellars and
kitchens were filled with water and mud.
The business portion of tbe town suf
fered greatly, the cellars of stores be
ing filled with water. Railroads and
streets were turned into rivers three and
four feet deep, and the raging torrents
carried all sorts of goods and debris down
to the Schuylkill. It was tha worst
storm ever known in Pottsville. The
damage Is estimated at $100,000. Reports
from Minerville, St. Clair. Port Carbon,
Schuylkill Haven, Girardville and Ma
hanoy Plane tell the same story of de
vastation and damage by the rain and
A cattle range in Washington is over
300 miles long and 200 miles wide-
The Georgia mother who so d her twin
babies for a dollar probably made a good
bargain for the twins.
South Nokwalk, t onn., boasts of.a
dog which recently swallowed at oae
gulp a good sized live chicken.
There are so many people , in the
world of the kind that discover you have
gray hairs coming in your head.
Talk to any man in town, and you
will- discover in five minutes that he
believes lie has thb worst I nek. in the
Dox'r flatter yourself that yon can
commit a sin without being found out.
Thousands of men have tried it, and
A voxa5 always has one object upon
which she is concentrating all her
thoughts, all her affections, and all her
Iv some parts of Georgia, crops of
melons tbat should hae been marketed
long ago are still green with no signs of
- ACcX i o lo a : ew Vork Appellate
Ceurt, a an.s m'.u ; dc arable us xty
days after de h I :pd against the
maker's estata
A. AsTDKUOM. Free.
a. MM"Tml'dArua. viae
a Z, BOSH,
First National Bank,
Columbus, Neb.
Henri rfCaitMlaT 11,11
Leaae aad Dleceaam
U, D BeSanaCaV e
Baal estate, fanlinre aad
Sxtnxe...............--.. .
Dae from other banks $38.77X31
Dre from U. 8. Treasury:. 67S.SS
Cash oa head 15.473.4S
Capital aad sarplas
Ca tividcd proSts. ........ .
National beak notes outstanding..
Rod HCOOHtal....
Duo depositors .
. ie.4S9.14
. 1S.88LSI
iiLi-iipifi is-r
QDlAlTACl eat
Til ud SkMt-Irti Wirtl
ETRepalrtng S aU Mndt f tTahoJ.
story Goods.
Ml COLfnUaw,"
II kill of BfftlrlM iMf
8ltrtHwtkw. HaK, Wif
it. tic. atatt it
ni all wtrk
Weed Mewses.
ad nfeawJaaw.
enswslte the "T
(Sin I
tSTe OJw Jettwr a Tmw,
aJ kail ia
! awjMiaaeVtuted eatireiy ta
ilu lm Ttine.fir saw .
sxn. f eraisalaa ia a war awtrjtjbw.
tunaMt lit
writtea ayHwablad Smii
isaatindlf ttesaaasi. and
'&, author. It
irh w'd caarsslBxceuliai
K, awe "ipproprte
r- ...- AaMA mmm rut
931- :(! JW T
tin .V. atia-. . . .
It wilt te espaataUy bnlfiaat
M-r10 y-
aetsaJM JSSaaaa
W.a-MeAUJsTraX W.atMlMlawIwi
m mAMJumrtwrn m ftoatfilaart.
la dEmTawawawaw
a e
-ft ;
.- - ---cii:- '
-'zri .dr &
v, --