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VOLUME XXIT.-NUMBER 33.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 2, 1891.
WHOLE NUMBER 1125.
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J . H. G ALLEY, Vies Prest.
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P. ANDEBSON. P. AXDER50W.
JACOB UBKISEV. HENRY KAQATZ,
JOHN J. SULLIVAN.
First National Bank,
Ecpurt or Coniitlon May 17, 1890.
Lexus and Discounts 203,879.35
U.S. lloxuls 15,230.00
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Vxio from o'.bor ban), s $23,T72J3
l o fmui U. S Treasury.. G75.00
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Capital nnd stirrlas fSO.OOaOO
ITn l.vititd profits 10,423.14
Nutiona" I-a.iU notes ontEtanJiiis 13.500.00
Hod Fconiia 1G.SPL21
Duo depositors 15C.1B1.0j
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COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES.
tWRcpalring of all hinds of UphoU
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Short Nolic. linie, Wrg
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and all work Guar
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RUSSIA AM) FRAXCE.
THE TERMS OF THEIR ENTENTE
The Russian Jllnlsler I)o Glers Explains
to German Kuler That tbo Itusso
Frcncli Compact Is I'urely IJercimlvo
Will Unite in a IJplonjatic..Canipalen.
It JJIcans I'eace, Kot War.
De Glers, the Kussian Minister, has com
municated to Emperor William and Caprlvi
:: clear explanation as to the conferences
held hi Paris and the character of the
Kusso-French cntcnto therein achieved.
Doubtless the Czar had instructed his Min
ister to make declarations with a view to
having not only tbe German government,
but other interested European governments,
learn tho nature of the compact between
ltussia and Franco. According to a semi
official .statement, based on Do Giers dec
larations, his recent interview with Presi
dent Carnot, De Frcycinet. Premier and
Minister of War. and Kibol, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, resulted in a definite agree
ment for an exclusively defensive alliance.
The entente agreed upon, according to the
.statement uuotcd, differs in one of its mo.-t
tsscntial points from the triple alliance,
inasmuch that while that makes the
European status quo the basis of the main
tenance of peace, the Itusso-French en
tente aims at what De Glers has called "re
Hcct for treaties," meaning especially
the restoration of Russia's grip on Ilulgaria
aud the English evacuation of Egypt. Tho
differences on these features of the situa
tion are not in the meantime to be regarded
as constituting a danger of war, as both the
Russian and French governments desire to
assure a .strict application of the existing
treaties by pacific means. De Ciers further
communicated the fact that no treaty was
yet signed, and intimated that the French
Minister's desire to conclude a formal con
tract as alone properly defining future re
sponsibilities and rendering it possible to
pursue a distinct policy before Europe,
while at the same time avoiding an ap
proach of cherishing warlike designs. The
sum of these official assurances .'rom the
Derliu embassy is that the Paris confer
ences resulted in a scheme to maintain a
diplomatic warfaie against the Dreibund
and England, awaiting a more propitious
period for engaging in actual war.
BUITONS DEFY KETAMATiON.
Tiiey Don't Caro If Americans Do uit
lluying Tlieir Fine Cattle.
Since Secretary Kusk reported in favor of
declaring that English live stock be ex
cluded from the United States unless the
restrictions on the landing of American
cattle at Drltish ports be removed, the
Itritish farming societies have actively
discussed the subject. The balance of
opinion among the live stock
dealers distinctly supports the atti
tude of Chairman Chaplin, of the
Hoard of Agriculture. On this Mihjcct the
farmers' journals are giving prominence to
the announcements of recent outbreaks in
Xew Jersey, with :t view to enforcing the
argument that before the United States
government can legally claim admission for
American cattle it must satisfy the British
government that pleuro-pneumonia is so
extirpated that no cases have occurred in
twelve months In any part of the Union.
It is contended that if Kick's intended pro
hibition is effected no country will .suffer
so much from the absence of pure bred
Itritish live stock as tho United States,
I Tho Texas State Farmers' Alliance lias
adopted a resolution appointing twenty-five
delegates to represent Texas at the Mem
phis convention next month Resolutions
'condemning the action of the Supreme
Council at Indianapolis, and proposing to
.sever all connection with the de facto Na
tional alliance for u separate organization
with entirely new officers were adopted.
Bis Now York Failure.
Field, Lindley & Co., bankers and brokers
of New York City, have failed for a large
amount. The hou.se was an old one, tho
ccntor memlKjr being a son of Cyrus W.
Field. The failure is attributed to rise of
corn at New York and Chicago.
Consumption or Horse .Meat In Rcrlin.
Statistics show that during the nine
months of the present year just closed 0.01)0
liorses have been consumed by the inhabi
tants of licrlin. 4l'l mote than were con
sumed during the corresponding period of
last year. A large banquet is to be held in
llerliu by tbe horse butchers of the city.
A Kougli Voyage.
The Wldtc Star line steamer lirit.-mnie
has arrived at New York, after one of tho
roughest voyages the vessel has experienced
in her seventeen years buffeting the waves
on the Atlantic. One sea boarded the ves
set, swept over the deck and carried away
Quartermaster Thomas Kcnzlc.
Mortgages in Kansas.
An official report of the mortgages re
corded and released in about fifty of the
eastern counties of Kansas, shows a reduc
tion of S302.J07 indebtedness during Octo
ber. For five months the net reduction of
farm mortgage indebtedness in Eastern and
Central Kansas was 2.300,000.
Paris AlHicteil with Swarms of Fleas.
Paris has been affilcted by a descent upon
the city of swarms of llcas, coining from no
one knows where, and from which it has be
come impossible to find relief. All sorts of
preparations have been tried by the icoplc
to get rid of the pests, but thus far without
The French Miner' Strike.
The strike among the French miners is
assuming enormous proportions and France
Js already shipping large quantities from
Hhe German and Belgian mines. The min
ers have rejected the icrias of arbitration
as proposed by the mining companies.
ftalmaceda's Cabinot to Be Prosecuted.
All tho members of the Cabinet of the
,late President Dalmaceda and a number of
others who held high official positions In
the overthrown government will be tried
for infraction of the constitution and mal
versation of funds.
Mexico Will Want Our Corn.
A dispatch from the general-freight agent
of the Mexican International Railroad says
tho Mexican corn crop failure will create
almost a famine in all the districts, and the
'demand for American corn will aggregate
millions of bushels.
Why so Many Biscuits?
The Russian Minister of War has ordered
18,000,000 pounds of soldiers' biscuits de
livered by January 1. This order, which is
altogether unprecedented since the time
of the Russo-Turklsh war, created a decid
To Pay Innocent Parties.
Harper County, Kansas, will have to re
deem, with interest, ?5G,C03 in bonds which
were issued by the county's officials in an
illegal manner, and which had been pur
chased by innocent parties, the court so deciding.-
Horrors or Shipwreck.
Details have arrived of the wrecking off
tho Borodlna Islands, Japan, of the Ameri
can ship Kifsap, ot San Francisco. The
men were on an uninhabited island for
twenty-eight days, living on hard biscuit
and canned meat, saved' from the wreck.
The Island "was twonty-four miles distant
from the mainland. The biscuit aud meat
gave out and t!i3 men subsisted ou crabs
and a species of snake. The captain and
two men finally vowed to the mainland
and all were taken off by a Japanesu
the tUJiri- jawt case.
The Jury Disagrees and a Xeir Trial
Will Bo Begun at Once.
A very Important case to the cattle Inter
ests of tho West has been on trial for the
past two weeks at Peoria. Ill,, under the
title of Greenhut vs. the Illinois Live Stock
Commissioners. The case crew out of tho
condemning of a number of cattle affected
with lumpy jaw, belonging to the Distillers
and Cattle Feeders Company. President
Gic?nhut, of the distilleries company,
brought suit to recover damages from tho
Live Stock Commissioners, with a view to
determining whether lumpy jaw is a-cou-tagious
disease or not. Mucli expert testi
mony was given by witnesses on both sides
of the case, the men of practical experience
generally testifying that the disease was
not contagious. When tho case was given
to the jury it wrestled with the question
for forty-five hours and then rcportsd a
disagreement, tiie vote standing 7 to 4 in
favor of Greenhut. All but one man held
that the disease was not contagious and
three were in favor of a compromise ver
dict. The attorney for Greenhut at once
gave notice of a nev? trial and says that
there will be no compromise unless the
State Hoard will desist from the slaughter
of lumpy jaw cattle. The case has given
rise to much bitter feeling among the cattle
men, as the condemning of lumpy :it cat
tle means the lo-s of millions of dollars to
the cattle interests. The cattle men insist
that the disease is harmless and that the
Illinois Board lias overstepped the bounds
of its authority.
EXPORTS OF APPLES.
Immense Quantities doing to European
The business of exporting apples from
this country to Europe, though of compar
atively recent growth. Is yearly becoming
more important, Up to November 7 steam
ers from American ports had carried to the
United Kingdom about 5oTi,0C0 barrels of
apples since the season began. Last year
195,101 barrels were sent abroad, though
last year's crop being such a flat fallurethe
comparison is hardly fair. Most of this
fruit, 335,333 bariels, to bo accurate, went
to Liverpool. Glasgow lias taken 145,000
barrels and London 49,778 barrels, while 7SS
barrels have been shipped to Hamburg.
The freight to Liverpool is about 75 cents a
barrel, which, with the low prices prevail
ing, makes the business a profitable one to
exporters. In the first week of November
New York shipped 17,14!) barrels, Boston
20,642, and Montreal 41,000, a total of S4.9S2
against 18,250 for the same week last year.
The varieties sent abroad are Pippins,
Kings, Greenings and Snows. Reports from
Liverpool to exporters are to the effect that
the demand there is greater than the sup
ply and is increasing constantly, as the
merits of the American apple become fully
A rcaccable Revolution.
The revolution in Brazil by which the
Dictator, Fonseca, was overturned, occurred
without bloodshed. Piexotto, Vice Presi
dent, in whose favor Fouscca resigned, has
formed a cabinet, and It is expected that
the Congress dissolved by Fonseca will be
recalled. Except Para, which remains si
lent, all the provinces concur in the dis
missal of Fonseca. The news of the abdi
cation of Fonseca was received in Rio
Grande with general satisfaction, and put
an end to the revolutionary movement in
that State. Tho river has been reopened to
commerce. The insurgent troops are dis
banding. The British minister telegraphed
that Fonseea's readiness to abdicate was
due to the fact that lie is critically ill.
Work r the Revenue Mariue.
Captain Shepard, chief of tho revenue
mariue division, in his annual report to the
Secretary of the Treasury, soys that the
thirty-six vessels in commission during the
year cruised 301,000 miles aud boarded
20,902 vessels, of which 1,042 were found vi
olating the law- The lines incurred by
these violations amounted to $354,009. One
hundred and twenty-three distressed ves
sels were assisted, tlieir values, with car
goes, aggregating S2,StU,000. The revenue
cutters, furthermore, rendered material
service to the life-saving service during tiie
year and rescued from drowning twenty-six
For a ow Confession.
The Chicago Presbytery took advanced
grounds in the matter of creed revision.
By a vote of 52 yeas to 18 nays it passed a
resolution to overture the general assem
bly -to turn entirely from the project of
revising the Westminister confession, and
to-take diligent steps to have proposed to
the church such a simple scriptural declar
ation of those things winch are most sure
ly believed among us as shall be for tiie
practical help aud edification of all our
members, and for a testimony to the world
of the faith which was once for all dc
livcred to the Saints."
Issued the Format Call.
The Republican National Committee is
sued the formal call for the convention at
Minneapolis June 7. Tiie number of dele
gates will be the same as heretofore, four
at large from each State and two from each
congressional district. The latter delegates
by the call arc to "be selected by separate
Beggars but Choosers.
A delegation of Arapahoe Indians, headed
by Chief Scabby Bull, is on its way to
Washington for tiie purpose of demanding
that the forthcoming installment of 8300,
000, due the tribe as part of the purchase
money for land sold the government, be
paid them in cash, instead of in blankets
Foot Ball Has Its Day.
The sporting world has its attention at
tracted now to the foot ball contests in the
various college leagues. Yale is so far vic
torious in the East. Its latest victory over
Princeton was witnessed by 40,000 people,
and a drenching rain during part of the
game could not dampen the enthusiasm.
French Miners to Arbitrate.
The delegates of the striking miners in
France have agreed to submit the questions
iu dispute to arbitration.
Visited by a Tornado.
A disastrous tornado passed over the
Pldllipiuc Islands, wrccUdpSuany vessels
and causing great da
Brazil Is Tranquil.
Brazil is satisfied wlttithc "new President,
Peixotti, .aud is tranquil.
Cattle Common to prime
Kocs Shinnins crades
ST, c Am
Sheep jJ- 43) 4.Ui
Wheat Cash - .--.. .91 & .92
1I.TS . ....
Butter Western dairy....... .20
Eggs Western. '3
Cattle Fat steers 5LC0
Cattle Feeaers t
... 3.35 aso
... 325 4.50
. .. .73
OMAHA LIVE STOCK. r
Cattle Common to prime... 130 Gh 5.00
.Hogs Shippers... 7 3.43 3.V0
NEW-YORK PRODUCE. -Wheat
Oats Western .33 .41
TUE BAY STATE VOTE.,
Final Hectlon Figures lro:n the Contest
Tho official count af the votes cast at tho
recent election in Massachusetts, fixes Gov.
Russell's plurality at G.4C7. His vote was
157.9S2. Col. Allen. Republican, received
151.515. Tiie remainder of the Republican
ticket was elected by pluralities ranging
from 12,030 to 15,e.'0. Lieut. Gov. Hall's
lead over Gen. Cochrane was 11,351. Sec
retary of State Olin received 15.3S4 more
votes than the Democratic nominee. The
total vote for Governor was 321,073, 22,835
less than than that cast for Presidential
electors three yeaw ago. The average
plurality given the Secretary, Treasurer
and Attorney General (Republican) was
13,! 52, showing that 10,C0) Republicans aud
Prohibition Uts must have voted for the re
election of Gov. Russell. The Prohibitory
party ca-.t only 8,903 votes for Governor,
which is US0 votes below the 3 per cent,
limit required in order to retain tlieir
standing as a party. Tho Prohibitory party
does not, therefore, exist in Massachusetts
TUB SHAKING JAPAN GOT.
Over 5,000 People Killed and 300,000 are
Estimated to Be Homeless.
A severe prolonged shock of earthquake
occurred tho morning of October 2S, in Ja
pan. The greatest damage to buildings and
loss of life occurred in the prefectures of
A khl and Gifu, iu which nearly 4,000 people
were killed outright and the samo number
seriously wounded. In these two perfec
tures 40,000 houses were totally deslioytd.
Tiie number of provluces throughout which
the disturbances were felt numbers thirty
one. Two hundred thousand people were
rendered homeless. Up to November 5
earthquakes continued to be felt, but the
intervals between them gradually Increased
and the intensity of the shocks diminished.
From the commencement of the disturbance
up to that date It Is estimated that there
were 000 shocks.
BURIED IN TUE STREET.
Workmen in Brooklyn Engulfed by the
Sudden Collapse ot a Conduit.
A conduit extension under course of con
struction in Brooklyn burst and submerged
a number of laborers. To add to the hor
ror a large gas pipe, running parallel with
the conduit, broke, filling the place with
gas. Four laborers, and possibly seven,
were buried alive. Hugh Murray and two
Italians, known only by numbers, were
completely entombed; another man was
partially buried, and before he could be
rescued another load of sand caved in,
carrying him out of sight. While the res
cuers were at work another cave-in occurred
and another Italian was buried.
MINNEAPOLIS A WINNER.
Tho Republican National Convention to
Ho Held in tho Northwest.
The next Republican national convention
will bu held, at Minneapolis June 7, 1S92.
Tills was the decision made by tho National
Commutes after a lively though not pro
longed contest. Seven ballots were taken,
In which Minneapolis led from the start
and came out a decided winner, with Cin
cinnati showing up strong at tho close. The
committee elected J. S. Ciarkson, of Iowa,
as Chairman; Garrett A. Hobart, of New
Jersey, Vice Chairman, and W. G. Barbour,
of New York. Treasurer.
Tho Months a Sleeper.
Physicians from all parts of Prussian
Silesia arc going to Myslovltz to study tho
case cf a miner named Polocyek, who has
slept for two months. He Is nourished by
hypodermic injections. His fists are so
tightly clinched that it lias been necessary
to insert cotton-wadding between his fin
gers and palms to keep the nails from em
bedding themselves hi the flesh. Til-' phy
sicians believe that, although he Is unable
to speak. Polocyek is semi-conscious. ::s
wiien his wife calls him loudly his eyelids
twitch as if trying to open. Daily efforts
to revive him have proved vain and ho has
wasted away from a weight of 170 pounds
to a weight of uluety-livc pounds.
The Cherokecs Dally
The Cherokee Indians are not disposed to
accept tho very liberal proposition of the
government for tlieir equity In the Chero
kee strip. After negotiating six weeks
with the government's commissioners they
have rejected the price offered by Congress
for the land. Besides more money for tho
land, they want other concessions and
negotiations have been resumed. It looks
like a scheme to gain time. The strip must
be opened sooner or later, but if action can
be delayed beyond the session of Con'grcs
now about to begin, tho cattle barons may
have a lease of at least another year ou
American Distillers Benefitted.
The bounty which the German govern
ment has liccn paying to distillers for the
home production of higli wines has been
withdrawn. Tiie bounty has enabled tho
German distillers to monopolize the high
wines trade of Great Britain and France as
well as that of their own country; but Its
removal and the high price of grain abroad
has opened up both the British Isles and
the continent to the American product, and
a heavy export trade iu that article is al
ready the result.
Treasure Hunters Bother.
A tradition exists In Crawford County
Indiana, that the Wyaudottos buried treas
ures of gold and silver here, which they
stole from the early missionaries and other
parties. Occasionally the treasure hunters
become a plague. One of these fevers is
now on, and as the county is underlaid with
iron the divining rods are leaving some of
the fields looking like ucwjy-p'lanted grave
Diphtheria Is Epidemic
Diphtheria is raging at Belleville, III.,
and almost amounts to an epidemic. It Is
estimated there arc between 203 aud 330
cases In Belleville and vicinity. A large
number of deaths have occurred.
Tho Democratic Committee Will Sleet.
Secretary Shcrrin, of the National Dem
ocratic committee, chas by direction of
Chairman Brice issued a call for a meeting
of the Executive committee at Washington,
Four Thousand Miners Now Out.
As a result of a miners' meeting held at
Washington, Ind., 500 more miners have
struck. This brings the number of miners
on a strike iu Indiana up to about 4,000.
A Cyclone in the South.
A cyclone swept over Lawrence, Miss.
Many houses were wholly or partially de
molished and a number of persons hurt, but
as far as heard from only one fatally.
World's Fair BUI Valid.
The State Supreme Court of California
rendered a decision declaring the law ap
propriating S300.C03 for the California ex
hibit at the World's Fair valid.
Physicians as Burglars.
Two pVomineut physicians of Gardner,
III., were caught burglarizing a bank.
They arc believed to have committed many
Threatens to Seize Some Cities.
As China neglects to make amends for
the recent outrages upon foreigners, the
powers threaten to seize some Chinese
Eating Horse .Flesh In Chicago.
It has been discovered that horse flesh in
largo quantities Is being sold to cheap
restaurants and boarding houses in Chi
cago. Withdraws fa Mills Favor.
- Mr. Bynuci, of Indiana, has conic out In
a card withdrawing from the Speakership
contest and says be will support Mills.
JUSTICE OVERTAKES SOUTH
DAKOTA CATTLE THIEVES.
The Cattle Companies With the Aid or
Detectives Are Bringing Them to Trial
and Several Convicted and -Indicted at
Many Depredations Committed.
The Circuit Court at Hot Springs is
proving a terror to evil doers. For the
past several yecrs the large cattle com
panies of South Dakota have sustained
great loss through having had cattle
killed by what are known here as
"rustlers." At first theso depredations
vero committed for the purposo of se
curing beef for the families cf the
rustlers to subsist on, but in time the
thieves became more bold, and they
commenced butchering range cattle for
the purpose of placing beef on the mar
ket, aud thousands of dollars worth
have been sold by them during the past
two years. About one year ago tho
cattlo company placed detectives in the
field, and so well have they done the
duty assigned to them tbat for several
months past the jail of Fall River
County has been full of parties awaiting
trial on the charge of grand larceny.
William Suow and Richard Duff were
the iiist to be tried and the jury after a
two days' trial returned a verdict against
both parties. Indictments have been
found against several others, and it
looks now as though justice was at last
to overtake the range rustlers.
THE WORLD'S FAIR FUND.
South Dakota's Commission Hard
Work and Sure of Success.
South Dakota's World's Fair Com
mission is busy at work interesting the
people of the Stats in the proposed ex
hibit in Chicago in 1S03. Oliver Gibbs,
Jr., who is general manager, with other
members of the Commission, is making
a tour of the principal towns of the
State aud arranging for securing tho
SSO.COO necessary for buildings and the
preparation of a suitable exhibit of
South Dakota's products aud resources.
In this work the Commission is meeting
with splendid success. Already a num
ber of counties have arranged to raise
their proportion, among them Yankton,
Clay, Minnehaha and Miner. Other
counties will come into line as soon as
they know what is wanted of them. A
location for a state building has been
secured near one of tho principal en
trances to the fair grounds and the
Commission will consider plans for a
building at its meeting to be held here
in December. Everything is favorablo
for a grand and successful exhibit for
this young State at the big show in
Corn Not Meeting Expectations.
The following concerning South Da
kota's crops is from the last monthly re
port from the Agricultural Department
at Washington: "The yield of corn is
not meeting expectations. The frosts
of August 22 anJ 23 killed the blades in
nearly every county, but tho cars
then in the milk were apparently un
injured, and it was expected that they
would fully mature. Harvesting shows,
however, that the grain which was not
glazed or beginning to harden did not
mature, and tho rosult is the crop is
very disappointing in both quantity and
quality. The entire crop will bo needed
for home consumption. Potatoes are a
satisfactory crop iu every respect. A
large percentage of tho hay is made
from wild or prairie grass. In the
southern counties timothy and clover
are raised to some extent and further
i north millet is sown. The yield per
j acre of native grass is not as heavy as
that of the cultivated varieties, yet the
! feeding value is nearly equal to that of
I millet. The millet crop was less this
year than usual. The entire hay crop
was secured iu good order."
Melbourne May Co to Dakota.
A. D. Hill, of the Hand County Bank,
believing in Melbourne's ability to pro
duce rain, has been carrying on a cor
respondence with a view of having the
rainmaker come there and moisten
Hand County's rich soil with manufac
tured showers during next season's crop
period. Tiicrc is little or no doubt but
a contract will be closed with Mel
bourne, in that his terms are reason
able and no pay is asked until after the
rain has actually been produced. In
his letters he claims that the showers
he produces extend about 150 miles and
lie advises that several counties club
together in making up the amount, as a
long area will get the benefit of the
Size of Jolley' Majority.
Chairman Clouoii, of the South Da
kota Republican State Central Commit
tee, has just issued, a revised circular of
the election returns which show Jollcy's
plurality to be 3,1C0, a slight increase
over the- figures last sent out. The ofli
cial canvass of the vote will be made
early in December. Tbo figures show
that .lollcy received 1,000 more than
half of what Gamble had last year,
whilo Smith, Independent, had 14,000,
or 10,000 less than Lcavitt in 1SC0, and
Woods 7,000, as against 17,000 for the
Democratic congressional ticket last
Preparing for Blizzards.
The Elkhorn Railroad is preparing
itself for any emergencies that may
arise during the v.inter months by
building snow fences along the cuts be
tween Deadwood and Whitcwood. At
the latter point extra coaches will be
kept; the number being added to by a
first-class chair car. The company will
thus be enabled to send out their regu
lar trains should tho incoming be de
layed from any cause.
South Dakota Debt Figures.
The net liabilities of the counties of
South Dakota aggregated 2,441,334 in
1800, This amount is equivalent to an
average indebtedness of $37.10 per
family throughout the state, assuming
thnt there are five persons in the aver
age family. Lawrence County has the
To Canvass Votes and Pardou.
The State Canvassing Board, to can
vass the vote on Congressman, will mcot
in Pierre on the 2d of December. The
State Board of Pardons will meet on
the 3d of tho samo month to act on the
commutation of Lehman's sentence.
Irony Tor tbe East.
The Mayor of Woonsocket has wired
Mayor Grant, of New York City, as fol
lows: "City council has just voted
$1,000 for tho aid of the storm sufferers.
Indian summer out here." '
Sioux Falls' Oatmeal Factory.
The new oatmeal mill at Sioux Falls
has commenced operations. Tho mill
cost $25,003 and is said will turn out 100
barrels a day.
Will Open at Hot Springs.
A branch of the Kceley Institute will
be opened at Hot Springs within thirty
Slow raying tbo Sisseton Fund.
S. H. Elkod, Special United States
Disbursing Agent, has yet about $120,
000 to distribute among Sisseton Indians
not on the reservation, but in govern
ment scrrMo u soldiers, scouts, etc.,
and located at points in North Dakota
and South Dakota, Nebraska and Min
nesota. He has been delayed in finish
ing the work of paying out the $03,000
set apart by the government for tho
Sisseton tribe on account- of the diili
culty in getting the Indians to under
stand that thev must await their turn
and at fixed dates assemble at such
place as lis may designato to receive
their money. As to the sensational
rumors concerning restlessness among
the Indians at Cheyenne aud Piuu
Ridge. Mr. EIrod says there is nothing
to indicate that the Indians are desirous
of again making trouble and that Big
Foot and his followers learncd'too costly
a lesson las.t winter to again try tho
same thing tho present season or at
any other timo
NEBRASKA'S OFFICIAL VOTE.
List of Successful Candidates In the Re-,
cent Electioa-Uadley Defeats D'AUe
Biaud. Nebraska s State canvassing board
have completed their labors and tho
official figures of the teccnt election aro
as follows: For Judges of the Supremo
Court Post, 70,447; Edgerton, 72,311;
Bittenbcndcr, 7,322. For Regents
Marple, C9.507; Shumway, VJ32;
D'Alicmand, CC,9:4; Hadley; G7.GJ0;
Gorst,8,J97; Woodward, 1,177. Tho
election of Hadley over D'Alicmand was
a surprise to the members of the board
as well as to tho leaders of all parties,
as up to the time the votes were can
vassed it had been generally supposed
that the latter had been elected. Cer
tificates were hsued to tho District
Judges as follows: First district, A. H.
Babcock, J. E. Rush; Second district,
Samuel N. Chapman; 'I bird district, A.
W. Field, Chailes I- Hall, A. S. Tib
bctts; Fourth district, 6. W. Doanc, M.
IL Hopewell, II. J. Davis, C. R. Scott,
W. W. Kcysor, A. N. Ferguson, Frank
Irvine; Fifth district, Edward Bates,
Robert Wheeler; Sixth district, J. J.
Sullivan, William Marshall; Seventh
district, W. G. Hastings; Eighth dis
trict, W. F. Norris; Ninth district, W.
V. Allen; Tenth district, A. B. Bond;
Eleventh district, J. R. Thompson, T.'
O. C. Harrison; Twelfth district, S. A.
Holcomb: Thirteenth district, William
Neville; Fourteenth district, D. F,
Welty; Fifteenth district, M. P. Kin
kaid, Alfred Bartow. Contests were in-,
stitutcd by defeated candidates for
judges in the Eighth, Fifth and Twelfth
CROPS IN NEBRASKA.
Corn a Little Disappointing, but the
Best the State Ever Uad-Othor Fall
The following is from tho monthly
crop bulletin on the condition of crops
in Nebraska: Quite a percentage of new
corn has been fed and cribbed. The
whole growing season was rampant aud
protracted to an unusually late date.
When the ripening season set in the
weather was not favorable, and like tho
plant growth, ripening was too rapid
and imperfect, and as a natural result
the actual value anticipated is not real
ized, notwithstanding which we still
have a corn crop better iu total results
than ever before proJuccd in the state.
Reports generally as to Irish potatoes
are of the best, both as to quantity and
quality, and indicate a crop much
larger than was anticipated. Hay is
reported exceptionally favorable, both
as to yield per acre and quality. Apples
are gathered and results arc better than
growers expected. There is a large de
mand for this fruit and prices are rang
ing from 50 to GO cents per bushel for
hand-picked winter varieties.
Judge Gaslia Makes a Forcible Entry In
a Libel Case Against an Editor.
Judge Gaslin, at Wilbcr, Neb., un
burdened his mind about the libel case
of Melissa Mocilcr against Edward
Whitcomb, of the Friend Telegraph, in
which the jury gave a verdict for S2.G75
damages in favor of tho plaintiff. After
giving it as his opinion that "any per
son in this country whose character
needs to be sustained by the courts had
better emigrate," the Judge granted a
new trial, making this characteristic
entry on the docket: "Motion for new
trial sustained unless plaintiff remit
$2,G70 from the verdict of jury within
ten days, and consent to a judgment in
favor of plaintiff against defendant for
$5 and costs. Excepted to by all parties
and the public in general, and especial
ly the taxpayers who foot the bills in
this farce. Forty days to settle bill of
Oxnard's New Idea.
II. T. Oxxakd, the beet sugar mag
nate, has been in Lincoln conferring
with a number of local capitalists. Mr.
Oxnard has a new idea. He has become
convinced that the prime cause of the
repeal of the sugar bounty by the last
Legislature was the dislike to him en
gendered in the bosoms of the citizens
of the South Platte country by reason
of his ignoring that section iu locating
his factories north of that ancient di
viding line. He now proposes to erect
factories at Lincoln, Fairbury, Hastings
and McCook, conditional however, on
the restoration of thc2-ccnt bounty. He
proposes to make the works at Lincoln
the central ones for his Nebraska sys
tem, and has a very nice plan all stud
Norfolk Sugar Season Ends.
The sugar factory at Norfolk has
closed for the season. About 201) acres
of beets contracted by the factory aro
frozen in the ground. These will have
to be shipped to Grand Island or be a
total loss. The total output of the sea
son has been 1,328,800 pounds of best
white sugar. The syrups on hand when
manufactured will probably swell the
total to 2,000,000 pounds.
Victory for the Railroads.
Elm An Fii.lev sued J. C. Williams,
an engineer of a Burlington & Missouri
train which killed a number of cattlo
for him, for damages, aud the case has
just been decided at Beatrico in favor
of the defendant and the railroad com
pany. Tho real issue was whether the
railroad company was liable when all
prescribed precautions had been used to
prevent the accident,
A Celebrated Po:soning Case.
The celebrated Vcssey murder trial
at Fullerton resultod in tho acquittal of
the accused, Mrs. Vessey aud her
cousin. Vcssey had only been married
a few months when he died suddenly
from arsenic poisoning.
For Criminal Assaalt.
Louis Ehelich was found guilty at
Seward of criminal assault on Mary
Swartz, 14 years old, denied a new trial
and sentenced to the penitentiary for
five years. Ehrlich has a family,
curing another railroad.
An Escaped Murderer's Gall.
. The escaped murderer Thornhill, at
Aurora, sent word back that he left be
cause the jail was so insecurely locked
that he was afraid a mob might come in
any time and injure his social standing
by their associations.
The seventh .act mil convention of
tbe Nebraska Dairymen's Association
will be held at Norfolk December 15, ic
WIND IN WASHINGTON.
MANY OTHER EASTERN CITIES
Lives Are Lost A Music Hall Blown Down
at Washington Heavy Lost at Pittsburg
Allegheny ami Baltimore Suffer tu
A Remaikablc Visitation.
The storm which has lecn so remark
ab!o in lt;varic.l characteristics, so dis
astrous in its effects and far-reaching in
tho area cf its swoep, will bo ro orJcd.
especially in tho I03 books of tho tele
graph aud telephono companies, as at
once having or.ualed if not exceeded tho
utter paralysis wrought by tho great'
b izzard of 1SS3. In trutli, the t'ay was
a storm king's carniva1, anil, as tie sc
quel may prove, in many instances thti
carnival of death Already from nu-j
morous point; tome re; orts of damage;
destruction, aud death, and when a ccsj
sation of t!so warring elements permits
of a restoration of te'oraphlj commu
nication with points at present iuacves
s.blo owing to tho prostration o; tho
wires, the o.tcnt of tho disaster will
only bo fully known.
Originating near Southern Goorgia or
Northern Florida, this resistless wave of
devastation swept northward, entirely
bcariur down in its path the flimsy
wires, snapping off trees and telegraph
poles I kc reeds, toppling overthimn ns,
tearing off roofs, and (rushing appar
ently substantial buildings like playhous
es of car.lloard. Pounding over tho
Ailcghenics, this awful destroyer, shr ek
iug wi'h (Ic::dish glee, fell upon Balti
more, Richmond, Washington, and Phil
adelphia, scattering through highway
and byway mementoes of h's tromeni ou
power, as if in mocking derision of mau'j
The cyclone struck Washington and
lasted abo'.it ten minutes. It was nc
companicd by a driving rain, with vivi.l
lightning flashes. To add to the ecu
fus'on tiro bells wcro rung, occasioned
by buildings in various parts of the city
being blown down. Tho worst of tho
storm visited tho corner of F and
Twelfth streets ami wrecked the entire
corner. A building in the course of erec
tion, and whi h hadattaine.1 a height of
four stories, was blown in upon the rear
of sovcral adjoining buildings. A
number of people were employed in
these buildings and upon the building iu
tho coursj of t ons'nictio.i a number of
bricklayer.; were at work. The work
mon narrowly escaped death, but in an
extension of one of tiie buildings crushed
Mr. Wh'to, a tailor, was instautly
killcJ, being man. led al.iost beiond
recognition. Several other employes in
his establishment wcro seriot.sly in
.'uroJ. At the White House about two
tons of stone coping on the top of tho
mansion were blown down on the porch
'on the east side of tl.o build ng, ei ash
ing it in. A window in the cast roo.n
was atso blown in. The flags air on top
of the White IIous was snapped oil as
if it was glass.
At laHimoro. the wind and ra'n was
of unusual intn-ity It struck tecchy
from tho soutUwost, blowing down signs
and flag-poles, and doing other damage
Tho roof of the oyster packing lion ccf
C. S. Maltby was blown off by the i inu.
A number of person; work'ng in tho top
story were in tired, but nor.o sariously.
Fiom all parts of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny come reports of darna-ju. lloucvs.
were blown down or unrooted, trees
snapped eff short, signs broken from
their fasteu'ngs, and telegraph po'es
torn up and wires broken. In the Wcot
End Cr mm's new thrcQ-itory hotel, not
yet tini-bed, was blown down, crushing
a small dwelling adjoining. The occu
pants all escaped but Mrs. Peebles, who
was preparing dinner in tbe kitulten.
She was buried in tho ruins, and fata ly
In Allegheny several electric light
towers were blown t'owii.
Numerous accidents from failing signs
and flying bricks occurred, but as far as
reported they were not of a serious na
ture. Tin; rain loll iu tone .ts, flooding
cellars and convert. ns tho hill streets
into small rivers. Before the storm the
barometer dropped to 20.0.;;, tho lowest
point with ono exception reached in
twenty-one years. Tho storm caused
great anx'cty among the rivermen.
There were between 15,000.000 and 17,
CO0.000 bushels of coal lying in boats in
the harbor awaiting shipment, and for a
time it was feared that the boats would
be swept away. Several barges broke
from their moorings, but were recovered
'J ho storm seemed to divide itself into
two arms, branching from a center iu
North Carolina, one arm bearing down
the toast, the other bearing northward
and veering north of Washington, de
scribing a tremendous circle. Bcarinj,
down northwest, it pas.cd succe sively
over Lakes Ontario and Erie, fiually
passcd away to the north, d'sappcarin
in Baffin's Bay. From Fa-tern Ohio
and Western Pcnnsyivan:a reports, as
yet meager, outline the destruction in
every direction, accurate reports 0
which can only be secured later. Sufllco
to say tiiat all is chaos. Tho damage
will Do many thousand; of do lars in
every section of tho country visited by
tho great storm.
WON BY WINSOME MINNIE.
The Flour City to Have the National Re
The next National Ropub.ican Con
vention will be held at Minncapo i;. It
was necessary for tho Xati: nal Commit
tee to take seven ballots to decide the
question. The first informal ballot re
sulted: New York, 9; Chicago, C; Omaha, 5,
Minneapolis, 13; Cincinnati, 4; San
Francisco, 8; Detroit. 1; Pittsburs, 2;
St. Loui3, 1; Chattanooga. 4.
First Ballot. New York, 10; Chi
ca o, 0; Omaha, 3; Minneapolis, 14;
Cincinnati, 8; San Francisco, r; Detroit,
1; Pittsburg, 1; Chattanooga, I.
Second Ballot. New' York, 11;
Omaha, 4; Minneapolis, 13; Cincinnati,
12; San Francisco, 2.
Tim:i Ballot Minneapolis 13;
Now York, 10; Cincinnati, 13; Omaha,
4; San Francisco, 7.
Fockth Ballot. New York. 7; Cin
cinnati, 15; Omaha, 4; Minneapolis, 13;
"an Franci-co, 8.
Fifth Ballot. New York, 7: Cin
cinnati, IS; Omaha, 3; Minneapolis 17;
San Francisco, 5.
Sixth Ballot. Omaha. 4; Minneap
olis, 20; Cincinnati, 15; New York, f;
San Francisco, 3.
Minneapolis had twenty-nine votes on
the seventh and last ballot aud gets the
Tho time set for tho Republican con
vention is ,!u:so 7, 1832.
Minneapolis went wild with delight
and excitement over the announcement
of tho fact that she had secured the
National Republican Convention. Tho
news spread quickly throughout the
streets, and all over tho town could be
heard the cheers and yells of the ex
cited populace. On all sides nothing
but word? of praise could be heard for
the noblo work done by tho band of
Minneapolis laborers at the national
caoitaL All classes, irrespective ol
politics, arc enthusiastic.
Ir is ev'dent that soma people think
there is still a field for in'ssfon work in
the United States. Mrae. La Marcchalc
Booth, a French salvation army leader
is going to make a tour of the country.
Moktalitv fro.n consumption is highei
in England than in IrelanJ, and highei
in Scotland than in England.
Columbus State Bank;
(OUMt Bank la U Itatfc)
Fays Merest iiTLie Densits
Males Has n Real Mc
ISSUES BIGHT DRAFTS OH
Oataha, CUeaga, Hew Tk m
SELLS STEAMSHIP TICKETS.
BUYS GOOD NOTES ;
ind Helps Its Customers when tby Meed Help.
0FTICE1S ASD DIUCT01S :
LEANDEIi GERRARP. rrestd nt. .
JOUN BTAUKK, eshior.
M. BUOGGElt U. V. I1ULST.
Capital of $508,000
Fail u Capita
O. H. SHELDON. TTos't.
IL 1 If. OEHLItlcn. VL-c-rrrs't.
C. A. NEW l AN. Caah'er.
DANIEL SCBKAU. AsVt Cash.
C. IL Sholdon, J. P. Becker,
Herman P. ILOehlricb, Curl Blenko.
Jonas Weljh. W. A. Mc vllistor.
J. Honry Wunleuian. II. M. Winslov.
Geonto w. Galley, S. C. Gray,
Frank ltoror. Arnold F. II. Oohlric ,
Henry Loseksv Gerhard Los.ka.
49"Bank of Isansit ; interest s'Iott! on timo
deposits; buy ana s.-Il exchange n Unite I
States and Knrspe, and bny nnd soil available
oouritios. We shall be rlessod to r.cotve yoar
kuaineas. VTe solicit yoorpatronao. isuocrf
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Creates many a new business,
Enlarges many an old business,
Revives many a dull business,
Rescues many a lost business,
Saves many a failing business,
Preserves many a large business,
Secures success in any business.
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pay for what they get. We challeage comparison
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pert twenty years publishing by the same
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published in Tbk Jocenal. Tata, better thas
anything else, shows the class o2 people wlto
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