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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA.. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1891.
.VOLUME XXII.-NUMBER 34.
A.- AXDSJISON. rres,
3. H. GALLEY. Vise
O. ANDETtSO. 7. AXDERSOW.
JACOB OIUUSEN. HENRY BAGATZ,
JOHN J. SULLIVAN.
First National Bank,
EcpDrt or Coiiitioa lay 17, 189D.
fltoaos and Dlsconats
1J. 8. Bonds.................
lUekl estate, fan.l.Bie aad
Doe from other banks $23,77&32
P e from U. S Treasury.. 675.(0
Cash on hand 15.(7X45
Capital and ftnrrlni
Vn (.Tided profits
Kntiona' bsuk notes outstanding.
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OMee aver Colaaai
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
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k. MoALLIaTML. W. it. CODdMlT-
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Tin and SheeMroi Ware!
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COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES.
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A PANORAMIC VIEW
RAPIDLY SHIFTING SCENES
IN A BUSY WORLD.
DEED Of A DYNAMITER
DASTARDLY ATTEMPT TO MUR
DER RUSSELL SAGE. -
11m. Mlllleaalre Several? Injared aad
Several FwseBS Killed The Bsnb
Thrower Also Dead-A Lunatic's Strango.
A MlUlMaWs Uarraw Escape.
. Russell Sage, the millionaire, escaped
eath by a miracle in New York, his oBce
tad the entire Empire building. In which
k was, being shaken to the very foundation
by the explosion of a dynamite bomb hurled
by crank, who made a demand Upon Mr.
Ease for the Immediate payment of 81,550.
M9, the alternative being;. In case of re
fusal, the death of the millionaire, tho
crank himself and those employed In thtS
ofice. Fully 50,000 people were drawn to
the scene of the explosion, and for an hour
the police were powerless to bring order
ut of Chaos. Those close at band saw a
man blown out of the window of Mr. Sage's
office Into Rector street. A few minutes
'ater Mr- s himself, with bh)od strcam-
'out into the street and taken to a drug
More. There also was carried the man
blown from the window. Within ten min
utes after the explosion Dr. Munn was in
attendance and pronounced Mr. Cage's In
juries not of a serious nature. When tho
police arrived a search was made in the
wrecked Bee. Just inside of the general
Mwce was found the trunk of a man in a
Mate that rendered recognition nearly im
possible, the head having been severed
from the body and th body torn Into shreds
y the explosion. A pointed reddish beard
gave the appearance of an educated man,
which was enhanced by brown curls of hair
and a heavy moustache. This was the
body of the bomb thrower. Frank Robert
son and Chas. W. O&born, who were In the
office at the time were badly Injured and
will probably die. S. J. Calhoun and Col.
3. J. Slocum also received severe bruises.
BenJ. F. Morton, who was thrown through
the. window, was a clerk in the office, and
Was removed to the Chambers street hos
pital, where he died shortly afterward.
The other injured persons were also re
moved to the hospital. Among the debris
ras found a leg thought to be that of a wo
man. Whether It is or not hxs not been
liscovered. The supposition is that if the
leg Is that of a woman It is all that is
left of one of his "put and call" customers
who was visiting tiie office. The dynamite
crank Is thought to be Hiram D. Wilson,
aged 45, an escaped lunatic and native of
Glen Falls. Warren County, N. V. Wilson
escaped prcviovsly from the Mlddlctown
and other asylums. The worst signs of in
tanity developed fourteen years ago, when
he kept the Bolton House, on Lake George.
He was of lato years talking of making
horses go faster than they have ever gone,
and of patent rights. Wilton, after short
terms In insane asylums, was cither dis
charged cured, or escaped, lie bad fre
quently threatened to kill someone.
STORMS IN THE NORTHWEST.
Railway Traflc Suspended aad Some
Loss el Life Reported.
In Xorth Dakota a severe storm is raging,
the mercury being below zero. The air is
filled with snow. Railroad men report the
first snow blockade in two years. All trains
arcopractically abandoned. The storm ex
tends over a greater portion of South Da
kota and Minnesota, and railway traffic is
seriously Impeded. At Moorhead, Minn.,
all the Great Northern trains are tied up.
Reports from Crookston, Owatonna, and
other Minnesota points, say the blizzard is
raging with great fury. The snow is falling
fast and drifting badly. All trains are de
layed from five to twenty-four hours. Sev
eral persons are reported frozen to death.
lerrc, S. D., and Grand Forks, N. D., each
report fatalities of this nature. In Mani
toba much suffering is experienced. AH
trains have been abandoned. The mercury
Is still falling, and serious loss of life is
feared. At Dcloraine Mrs. John Peddle was
found frozen to death about 400 yards from
her home. She was caught In the blizzard
while driving home from market. Her two
children were also badly frozen.
Snow Drins Too lllg.
Information from Sidney, Colo., says the
freight teams which started from North
Park last week, hauling over the surplus
grain, have returned with loaded wagons.
On the summit of tho continental divide
snow drifts were encountered from ten to
twelve feet deep. It was impossible to
break through them.
Toaaossoe Miners Strike.
Word has reached Nashville that the men
employed at the Standard, Fail Branch and
Woodbridge mines, Ncwcomb and Jellico.
have gone out on a strike. The miners as
sert that the screens or sieves now in use
defraud them of a large amount, on account
of the big meshes.
Many Boiled la the Earth.
Three laborers on the Northern Pacific
Railroad have made affidavit that twenty
five or more men were killed by the land
slide at Canton Station, Washington, on the
line of the Northern Pacific The statement
was published that only two men were
Iacoadlaries Tor tho Iasaranee.
A novel conspiracy was made public at
St. Paul by the arrest of two members of a
gang of incendiaries who, for over a year,
have made a regular business of firing
bouses and stores for the purpose of secur
ing a percentage of the Insurance money.
Three Haadred Lost at Sea.
The brig Tahita has been sighted oft
Mexico bottom side up. and since the wreck
must have happened a month ago it is
thought the entire crew of 291 are lost. Of
the crew 270 were Gilbert Islauders. being
carried into practical slavery in Mexico.
Wicked mbllsher Arrested.
Postofitoe Inspector McAfee, at Chicago,
'has arrested W. W. Knott, a publisher of
alleged obscene literature. The plates on
which tho objectionable matter was print
ed were destroyed. His arrest-is the result
bf a recent visit of Anthony Comstock.
Roller for Starring Rasslaas.
A plan has been started at Minneapolis
kntry of Russia next January in the shape lot elgbt
. .hi.. 1.1 if Oniip and the 5.000 merVlA ji
chant millers of America will be asked. 06
help. The cargo wui oe .uuu tons.
The Trata Bobbers Got Eaongh.
The Adams Exnress Company, it is
stated, will lose about 975,000 by the.rob
Ibery of the Frisco night express car near
jGleadale, Mo. The robbers seem to have
aetata safely away, as the detectives failed
to Sad any trace of them.
Fee the year 182-'S3 the figures of the
army were as follows: 20.524 of-
466,989 men, 1,637 surgeons, 893 pay-
aad aeronauts, 159 veterinary sur
geons, 855 gunsmiths, 93 saddlers, aad 93,-
Met a Mage Tidal Wave.
The National Line Steamship France had
daaeerous encounter with a tidal wave.
The France, which carried no passengers,
ibid & cargo of wheat, oats and tobacco, and
af cattle. Oa auaday a heavy
snow-storm arose hceoBiaanieo: bjr ierc
winds. TreinenwoW Seas arose-, "and at
list B tnoftlnlain wave struck the vessel.
iTfce steamship reeled over tfpoa lis hle
and almost caatlsed-. rev a time It ap'
beared Halite Vessel and all on
VrenM ffo down. Tne careo shifted and
tke Vessel on its side. Whelk the wersV
the storm subsided CajAalA FoVki put about
and retorted to Hew York. The vessej was
stMl ItcVcd when she caate up tbebay aad
anchored. The Carfolautt be removed.
IS THE BAISBB A LUNATIC
B Kxaaslaed te SM-Hit
aaarks Seadd BtfaBaTe-.
Emperor WtlllaM; It is rumored; has Serfc
spoaen oi simmming,- niniMsit io
I medical .exanHnallori as to his sanity in
I Pde5r to offer a conclusive refutation to
the critics in France and England who have
been throwing out hints refecting upon it.
Whatever may be the foundation for the
rumor. It Is certain that the Kaiser's men'
tal condition is a matter at general discus
stort oft rather insinuation and it is believed
tnal the current gossip cannot have failed
in some form to reach the Kaiser's fears;
The Frefsinnfee ZcUung asserts that Emper
or William's sneecB, Wade a week ago oa
the occasion of the administration of the
oath of allegiance to tho recruits of the
guard, really contained the following:
"Recruits, you have, before the priest and
altar, sworn feality to me; You are tOO
young to understand the trite meaning of
the Words in which you have sworn, but be
aiiigent in following the instructions given
you. You have, my children, sworn alleg
iance. That means that you have given
your services to me. body and soul. You
have only one enemy, and that Is my cnetny
In the present socialist agitation, t ma)r
order you. which God forbid, to shoot down
Vour relatives, your brothers, and even
your parents, and you must obey without a
rovn mIlLiOn kebels.
Revelatleaarv Movement t
of no Mean Proportions.
A Hong Kong Chinese newspaper, Swin
Ye Bo, received in New York says the rev
olutionlsts are numbered at4,000,0ta able
bodied men. It Is said that no part of the
Imperial army at present upon the field Is
capable of meeting the emergency. Tele
grams from the Belgian missionaries iu
Mongolia state that the missionaries of
Taku have escaped to the mountains, and
that during the recent troubles the Chinese
priests and nuns were horribly treated, tt
is feared that some missionaries were killed
at Chiavo Nang. The rebels are not Mon
gols, but Chinese colonists, who are very
numerous in that region. They belong io a
secret society that has been conspiring for
four years and has imported many foreign
rifles. The severe measures ordered by the
Chinese government provoked the revolt.
The rumors that Russia would interfere
have spurred the government to take active
measures to stop the revolt.
Details or the Latest Massacre la Chlaa
or a Horrible Nature.
The official report of the Takow massacre
contains details almost without parallel
even In the history of China. Previous dis
patches have given but a faint idea of what
happened. The members of the little Bel
gian mission had no opportunity of escap
ing. The slaughter commenced with the
killing of the native converts, many of
whom were put to death with fiendish cru
elty. Children of tender years were seized
by the savages, hacked with knives and
roasted at a huge fire. A worse fate still
befell the nuns, who were subjected to the
grossest indignities, being brutally out
raged by the fiends, who afterward brained
them with massive clubs. The Belgian
priests were cruelly tortured, but met their
fates with Christian resignation. One had
his heart and tongue torn from his body in
murderous frenzy. The most astounding
statement is that after the miscreants bad
been satiated with the outrage and slaugh
ter, they were feasted and fed by the lead
ing Chinese mandarin in the district.
The Dead Letter OMee.
Superintendent Llebbardt, of the dead
letter office, in his annual report says that
8,269,240 pieces of original dead mall matter
were received during the year. This is an
increase of 311,904 pieces over last year. Of
the unclaimed and undelivered matter re
ceived 422,639 were letters misdirected. Of
the undelivered letters 27,677 were entirely
blank, bearing no superscription whatever.
Many contained money, drafts, checks and
other valuable commercial paper, and
32,273 contained money amounting to 947,
9S3. Of these 21.183. or 70 per cent., con
taining $36,759 were finally delivered to
their owners, while 90,040, with 911.223, were
undelivered, and 30,302 were found to con
tain drafts checks, etc, representing
91,662,293. Of this number 95 per cent,
were finally restored to their owners, and
3.166 contained lottery tickets. Of 5,716,462
letters received containing no enclosures,
1,569,313 were finally returned to the
They May Scrap Yet.
The latest dispatches from Rio Grande
do Sul in Brazil are of an alarming nature.
The National Guard has been mobilized,
and fears are entertained that the issue
will be a grave one. The authorities of the
Rio Grande do Sul are obstinate in their
refusal to comply with the orders from Rio
instructing r them to reinstate the former
officials of the state, and a conflict with the
legal authorities may be looked forward to
unless oetter councils prevail.
A Vessel to Be Freud or.
The most formidable ship, christened the
New York, which has ever floated tho stars
and stripes, has been launched at Philadel
phia. If the designs of tre builders are
fulfilled, there is nothing afloat to-day of
Its class that will be able to steam from it
or to engage with it with any great hope of
victory. The New York Is propelled by four
separate engines, each having a power of
Mexico will saspead Datlea.
A bill granting the President power to
decree a suspension of duties on cereals
and all classes of animals comiBg from for
eign countries, to meet the emergency
caused by the loss of crops In the various
StatesTwas passed by tbe-MexicanChamber
without a dissenting vote and has gone to
the Senate, where, unquestionably, it will
Eight Clue Only.
President Von der Abe, of the St. Louis
American Association Bate Ball Club, who
has been attending a meeting of the com-
niittc3f arrangements for the Associa
tiojrfu CfclumhjfR; O.. is authority for'tbe
; the organization wMI have
; next season. jy
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Skates aad Other Stattstlea; .
, Treasurer itae Uaitija Stated ftehjtegjjr
has submUtediaBiiuAl reberi U ieeH
tarjr. FesteK 3faiuaryrevenues of the
bvernnientfor the fiscal year were 9392,
12,447, or 10,488.535 less than the year be
fore. The net ordinary expenditures, ex
clusive of the amounts paid as premium oa
bonds purchased, were $355,373,84, an in
crease of $57,l3o,19. ' The surplus reven
ue were thus cut down from Sie.44;496
tot37j239,;l2, which last sUhimef fai ap
Hlied to the reduction bf the public debt:
S.Ji.- .i-..; r-j-L.-i ll.m. "J lv; kr-r-2
ine postal revenues imouqicy ..-.- i
8, add ino.6ipenUtUte$ Til,p.etJ58; -in1 1
increase of about 85,000,000 on both sides, f
The reduction effected during the year la
the principal of the bonded debt and circu-'
latlng notes which cannot be re-Issued
amounted to 8116,500,273, and required ex
penditures of 8127,901.404, Including prem
iums on the bonds purchased; This sUtd
was hlad6 up by taking 889.75i.T3i from the
reserve in the treasurer In addition ttt tba
surplu revenues' bHhe jeaF. Th& cSnse
5iicht reduction in the annual interest
charge was 84,333,093. According to the
revised figures the amount of money In the
country on the 30th of June, exclusive of
certificates In circulation for which the
treasury held deposits, was 81,767,078,109,
of which 9189,412,019 beldriged to the treas
ury and 81,495, 666,083 was in circulation.
There was a net Ios of 849,000,009 of gold
and a net gain of upwards of 840.000,000 of
other money, and a consequent contraction
of about 89,000,0(9 In the whole volume.
THIS WORK Of BRIGANDS.
The British Minister Sends a Report at?
tho iilstarbances la Chliuu
Sir John Walsham, British minister to
Chlnai in a telegram tti the foreigri office at
fcondoH, confirms the reported outbreak of
brigands, assisted by a secret association,
west of Jebol and beyond the great wall.
The minister says: "Possibly the insurgents
have also been joined by Chinese Moham
medans front Mongolia. It is reported that
tWo Or three important towns have been
captured and hundreds of natives massa
cred There Is no reason to believe any
Europeans were killed. Six thousand
picked men, which the government has dis
patched to the scene, ought to be able to
quell the uprising. No credit should be
given the sensational stories set afloat.
There Is one British gunboat at Tien Tsin
and another has ascended the Vangste
Kiang. This region is quiet."
THEY. FAVOR BLAINE.
Tho Illinois Republican Central Com
mittee's Choice for Presidential Candi
date. The Illinois Republlcnn State Central
Committee had a meeting at Chicago. Tho
question of time and place of holding their
next State convention was brought up. but
action deferred until the meeting to be held
January 14. The sentiment was that the
convention would be held May 4, and a ma
jority of the committee seemed to favor
either Chicago or Springfield as the place.
Members of the committee talked freely re
garding the Presidential candidate, It be
ing generally conceded that If Blaine is a
a candidate for the Presidency the vote of
the Illinois Republicans In the National
convention should be cast 'for him. An en
deavor Is being mado to place Senator Cul-
lorn in second place on the ticket.
Robbers Made a Bis HaaL
More complete particulars have been re
ceived of the bold and successful train rob
bery which took place on the St Louis A
San Francisco road near Glendale station,
about ten miles from St. Louis. The rob
bers had their plans well laid, and they
escaped with money and valuables amount
ing to 920.000, possibly more. The Adams
Express Company was the victim, and from
the manner in which the robbers did the
job It Is evident that their plan was to
make a clean sweep of the express car.
They used dynamite with fearful effect,
both on the car- and Messenger Mulren,
who bad charge of the car.
The third annual report on the United
Statesrailway statistics. Issued by the In
terstate Commerce Commission, gives com
prehensive statistics covering the opera
tions of the railways for the year ending
June 30, 1690; statements of the passenger
and freight earnings, together with operat
ing expenses and fixed charges for nine
months ended March 31, 1691. The railway
mileage of tho United States June 30. 1890)
was 163,597.05 miles; increase during the
year, 6.030.60. The total mileage, includ
ing sidetracks, etc, was 209.0C9.67 miles.
Big Stock Yards Deal.
A deed went on record at Chicago from
parties representing A. B. Stickney to the
Chicago National Stock Yards Company of
660 acres located within what is known as
the Stickney tract, on the west side of the
city. This completes the sale already an
nounced, a deal by which a syndicate of
packers exclusive of the "big four" Ar
mour, Morris, Swift and Hammond are to
leave the present stock yards, which have
been overcrowded. It is announced that
the work of building necessary yards and
bouses will begin at once.
An Engineer's Mad Act.
A locomotive engineer, who had been dis
charged from service on the line between
Argau and Baden, Germany, for some in
fraction of the rules, in a mad fit of rage
entered the cab of a locomotive standing at
a station, pulled open the throttle, dropped
off and let the locomotive dash down tho
track at fnll speed and into a passenger
train coming from that direction. The en
gineer and fireman of the passenger train
were killed, three passengers badly Injured,
and nearly all seriously hurt.
Chinese Rebels Wia a Battle.
Advices from Shanghai are to the effect
that the rebel forces in Mancharai defeated
the imperial troops sent to suppress the
rising In that region. The imperial forces
number 4,000 and the defeat causes tho
government the gravest anxiety. Reinforce
ments to the number of 0,000 have been
dispatched from Tien Tsin to oppose the
rebels, who are marching to Pckin, If the
imperial troops are again defeated the
position of Pekin and Tien Tsln will be ex
r ' Antl-Fass Finle.
The meeting of Presidents and Vice
President. of Western railroads at Chicago,
called to formulate aselieme for doing
away with the indiscriminate Issue of free
passes, was not very' largely attended. A
scheme and; call another
meeting. It is
predicted that the small .attendance indi
cates that the movement will result in a
fizzle just as it did last year.
Fast Music la Congress.
Democratic Congressmen are preparing
for a general attack upon the government
departments. Thu pension office will be
overhauled first, particularly if Commis
sioner Rauin remains
Bombs as Flaythlag.
Three boys at Southampton, England,
played with a bomb. One was instantly
killed, another is dying, and three are sc
bady wounded that small hopes are enter
tained of recovery.
. A Seatt-VeateaalaL
The aftleth anniversary of the consecra
tion of Archbishop Kenrlck, of St. Louis,
was celebrated with much pomp. Only oa
event of the kind has ever been knowa be
fore. TheRasaIaa Aavy.
A census of vessels comprising the Rus
sian navy shows that the uaval forces oi
the Czar consist of a total of 192 vessels oi
I aU kinds.
Tho Plaa for Apportleala tho Aaaeaat
to Bo Asked Croat Eaek Cowaty WU1
Sooa Bo Completed Duties of the Board
T Lady CeaaBtlssloaers Deaaed aad a
Mootlac off Ladles Called.
World's Fair Weriu
After & three days' se&iori at Hurdn
the South Dakota World's Fair Ctfm
missjori adjourned io ateei in Yatikioii
on the 14tfi b! January. The of lc Of
apportioning to counties iho -mount
each will be asked to contribute to in
sure the 80,003 needed was not com
pleted, but as the figures are decided
upon each county will be advised of
what is wanted from it. The matter of
a state building Will probably be decided
at the next meeting: A . resolution Was
adotfied dofinidg the ddties of the Vbftrd
of Lady CommissioHers and calling
upon the Secretary' to immediately
notify the ladies of their appointment.
The ladies are requested to meet at the
Depot Hotel at Huron on Thursday,
December 17, at Jl o'clock a. m., for the
election of one lady commissioner for
the State at large arid the usual execu
tive officers, and for such other business
as they may deem proper to promote the
general State representation at the
World's Columbian Exposition, and
specially to take immediate charge of
luch exhibits of woman's work from the
State tinder the auspices of the commis
sion and to co-operate with the National
Board bf Lady Managers or the exposi
tion in their work. It was further re
solved that the Members of tho Board bf
Lady Managers be placed on the same
footing as the members of the State
commission as to the payment of their
traveling and personal expenses in at
tending meetings, and that the genera)
manager be authorized to provide for
itich expense for the first meeting add
draw his warrant against any fund in
the treasury of the commission for that
A QUESTION OP JURISDICTION.
Are Indians Abandoning Tribal Relations
trader State or National Central.
A very important point involving the
jurisdiction of courts over lands taken
by Indians in severalty is before the
United States court at Sioux Falls. It
involves more interests, so far as the
Indians are concerned, than any case
which has been tried sinco the existence
of the Territory of Dakota. When Con
gress opened a part of the Sioux Res
ervation, an act was passed allowing
Indians to take land in severalty. A
great many Indians have taken advan
tage of this permission to sever their
tribal relations Dcprau, Napoleon,
Traverse, Scott, Ash Arm, and a large
number of other prominent half-breed
families have large bodies of land. The
Deprau family arc all half-breeds and
are very numerous, and have taken
oyer 6,000 acres. Tho question in
volved is this: Are these allotcd por
tions of land, nearly all of which are
located within the boundary of the
ceded portion of the reservation, under
the jurisdiction or tne united ciaics
or the South Dakota courts? In the
cast of the Indian charged with com
mitting a crime upon the claim or al
lotted portion of another Indian it is ar
gued and maintained that the United
States Court has no jurisdiction; that
the Indian in severing his tribal rela
tions, which he does in taking land in
severalty, becomes a citieu of South
Dakota, and therefore under the juris
diction of the State courts. The gov
ernment on the contrary claims that
each one of these allotted pieces is a
miniature reservation, and by the act
of Congress in granting them to tho
Indian it was intended to maintain
jurisdiction over the land. The reason
the cattlemen are taking unusual in
terest in the case Is from the fact that
tho State Legislature last winter passed
a fence law which is of great benefit
to them. It provides that farms shall
be fenced on the west side of the Mis
souri and the cattle allowed to roam.
On the cast side the reverse is the case
the herds arc fenced. Should Judge
Edgerton decide that these allotted por
tions of land are miniature reserva
tions, then the State courts would" have
no jurisdiction over them and the Indian
need not fence his farm. Should tres
pass occur, he could secure damages.
Judges Edgerton and Shiras will ren
der their decision about the 15th inst.
A Decision from V) ashlngton.
The Register and Receiver of tho
Ficrre land office are in receipt of the
following important decision in regard
to the settlement of the Sioux lands,
from Wm. M. Stone, Assistant Commis
sioner of the Land Office;
"I am in receipt of the Register's let
ter of November 2, 1891, in which ho
states that his attention has been called
to section 21, act or March 2, 1889, and
inquiry is made whether after March 2,
1812, public lands upon the ceded ppr
tioa of the reservation of the Sioux na
tion of Indians will be sold at 75 cents
per acre; and he asks when the three
years mentioned in the proviso to said
section will expire.
"In reply I have to inform you that
the proviso referred to specifies that
each settler 'shall pay to the United
States for the land so taken by him, in
addition to the fees provided by law,
the sum of 81.25 per acre for all lands
disposed of in three years after the tak
ing effect of this act.' Section 28 of
said act further provides that the 'act
shall take effect only upon the accept
ance thereof and consent thereto, by
the Sioux nation of Indiaus, which ac
ceptance should be 'made known by
proclamation of the President.'
"Such proclamation was issued on
February 10, 1890, and the act referred
to took effect on that date, as mentioned
in the Secretary's notice of February
15, 189a Hence the three years men
tioned in the proviso to said section 21
will expire on February io. 1893."
Ht Days Are Numbered.
The South Dakota State Board
Pardons, in session at Pierre, refused
to recommend a change in the sentence
of Lehman, the Custer County mur
derer, from hanging to imprisonment
for life, and lie will pay the penalty for
his crime on January T next. The
grounds on which commutation was
asked for. was insanity. The board
held that if insane he should not be
be imprisoned, therefore they had
nothing to do with the case. Five man
slaughter cases and a number of others
were before the board, and the only one
recommended for pardon was that of
Jackson, charged with manslaughter,
from Meade County.
Rival Railroads Have a Battle.
Trk strife between the Burlington
and the Fremont & Elkbora for the
right of way through the Spearfish
canon culminated in a pitched battle
with fisticuffing between the graders of
the roads, numbering about ICO. This
has-been anticipated, and more serious
trouble was thought I to have been in
store, as quite a number of arms have
been been sent to the two forces.
Two Interest la Jrrlnatlea.
State Exoineeb of Ibbioation
Bai.dwik says there is growing interest
in the subject or irrigation all over
South Dakota and particularly in the
Jim River valley. Inquiries for infer-
fa-attfi wgardi-f lrrlftW fcf
"ellS arf?Wlnt U flallf fro gMter
parties, indicating thit , tootM
Ifiterestedla the subject Mw
mate that they latead locating U tM
J'artesla ieHM.$P coming sea ai
engage in farming
. Tho Bl rroaU la Faraalaff.
A Minnesota paper tells of two
young men of Winona who found them
selves out of employment last spring,
and with little money. They came oyer
iHtristtntti Dakota and rested a.900
acrfeoflandats ceAto f waa.
planted It all In flax, flu ylld JWgi Bf
feeri btfshel per acre, or 48,000 busKsM.
and ihey sold ilt 1 Mek,2
ceivtiig $8,o6o. The total ct, infclud--Ing
seed, rent and delivering at market
was W6.CO0, Waving a net prolt for a
season's work of $32,000.
Eradication- Cattle DH
Dr. C B. ALroan, President of the
South Dakota board of health, reports
that horses affected with glanders In
feodingttm atid DfcSil Couatlea have been
Med? arid those exposed wImJmn
quarantined. The diseased hee. In
Clark and Deuel Couritlfe' aavs also
been quarantined, and bo more trouble
is anticipated. The board is doing its
best to prevent the spread of contagious
disease and is aucceedlng.
tiaclMl tsie e Sewtk Dakota.
' The official vote of South Dakota for
United States Representative, as can
vnd bv the State board, Is as follows:
Jolley.Rcpubllcan, 17,614; Smith, Inde-.
pendent, 14,587; uooas, ucmwio,
7,188; total vote, 39,400.
Faialiy of Eight Feoaia Meet Death Oaa
After Another la Tea Week.
The death of Charles Barnett, a
farmer aged 40 years, residing fonr
miles south of Chadron, is the end of a
chapter of fatalities which Is out of the
common run. Ten weeks ago the Bar
nett family numbered eigni peopie.;
There were Charles and hi Wife and
five children, and Miss Martha Barr
riett, his sister. One after another
these eight all died, and to-day not a
aoul remains of the family. The young
est, a child, was the first to be taken.
Diphtheria of a malignant form at-:
tacked the babe, and it died within two
days, followed by the next child, with
tho same disease, one day later. The;
othor Children were attacked, but all;
escaped, with the exception oi tne oia
est, who was slow In convalescing. He
took cold just when it was thought that
he was getting well, and died. The
next day one of the remaining children
fell from the loft of the barn and when
found its neck was broken. On return
ing from the funeral 6f the child, the
team ran away and threw Mrs. Barnett
and her sister-in-law from the wagon,
killing the latter instantly and inflict
ing such injuries on the former that she
died three days later. Two weeks ago
the remaining child was trying to light
a fire in tho cook stove, when her cloth
ing caught fire, and oeiore assistance
could be rendered she was so- badly
burned that she died from the injuries
received. A week ago Barnett was
working in his stable, when he received
a kick from one of his horses, from the
effect of which he died the next day,
this death completing the round of fa
talities and wiping a family out of ex
istence, for they had no relatives that
are known. The farm will revert to
the state unless It can be shown that
there are other members of the family.
WILL PUSH THE CLAIM.
Clerks or Election at Llaeola WIU Teat
the Eight-Hoar Law.
The eighty-one gentlemen who offi
ciated as supervisors of the registration
at Lincoln just previously to the recent
election have come to the conclusion
that they are laboring men within the
scope and intent of the eight-hour law
enacted by the last Legislature. Conse
quently they have demanded 933.75
each for their services. The city has
tendered the registrars S15 cacb ana
obdurately refuses to give more. The
registrars havo "chipped in" and em
ployed an attorney to push their claims
in the courts. Tho case will be watched
with interest, as it will affect all cities
coming within the provisions of the
registration law. Last year the Lincoln
Council paid the registrars 9)25 each,
and in case the present suit Is decided
in favor of the city the defeated regis
trars threaten to have the members of
the old City Council prosecuted for mis
appropriation of funds.
Cement Reck la Nebraska.
The Nebraska Commissioners of La
bor are anxious to enter into corre
spondence witli all parties in the State
owning quarries of cement rock. A
syndicate from New York stands ready
to negotiate with all such parties with
a view to the establishment of cement
factories. Two such quarries are
known to exist in Nebraska, one at
Beatrice and one at Sidney. Tho Beat
rice quarry was at one time operated,
but the high price of coal and the rates
of transportation prevented the profit
able manufacture at the time. It is
probable that the manufacture of
cement at Beatrice will be resumed un
der the most favorable auspices. The
railroad companies havealready agreed
to establish commodity rates on the
manufactured product, and arrange
ments have been perfected for bringing
in steam coal at a most reasonable rate.
Oners era Beet Sugar Factory.
Johs Koenigstein. Mayor of Norfolk
is out in an open letter, making a prop
osition to Norfolk or any other Ne
braska city or town to build, equip and
operate a beet sugar factory. Mr. Koe
nigstcin states that he has ample capi
tal and an experienced company back
of him. He proposes to pay 94.50 per
ton for beets, regardless of the sacchar
ine percentage, and offers a premium of
950 to anyone raising 100 tons. At
least 5,000 acres of beets must be guar
anteed. If a satlsractory arrangement
I im b entered Into before Jan. 1, 1893,
of I the new factory can be cpmpleted ready
for beets October following. Mr. R.oe
nigstcin is a man of his word and un
doubtedly means business. -
Boyd County's Coaaty Seat Coatest.
Papers have been filed in the contest
of the county seat ot Boyd County.
Butte City was elected permanent
county seat, but ballot-box stuffing and
illegal voting are alleged. Spencer
claims to have received a majority of
'the legal votes cast, and wants to be de
clared the county seat.
A Soldier ladlefed.
The United States grand jury has In
dicted for murder in the first degree
Clinton E. Dixon, the soldier who snot
.. Mil. rnr,i inkn h. Cart-r at
and killed Cornoral John B. Carter at
Fort Niobrara on the 30th day of Sep
tember last. Dixon is but 20 years of
age, has been five years in tha service,
and came from Hanover, Pa, where his
Bin- Crops ofOaloas.
Three farmers sold a McCook mer
chant 1,600 bushels of onions at 45 cents
per bushel. One farmer got 600 bushels
from one acre.
Wlplac OaT the Mortgages.'
One million dollars' worth of
braska farm mortgages were paid
PRODUCT OF OUR SOIL
IMPOSING PACTS OP
It took 00,000 cars to move the grate
of the United States to market the set
son before the census man made his
rounds. The vineyards or this country
represent aft investment af S155,68,150,
furnish employment to 200,790 people,
and cover 401,201 acres el grosnd. Last
season's product frofii aboat three
fourths of the piaated area tha other
fourth being In vines too young to bear
was 527,139 tons, nearly half ef which
a consumed as grapes and nearly
half of Which went to make 24.
306,905 gallons f Wine. There are some
figures for the tetdperaaen people to
ponder orer. The small fraction ef
41,196 teas west Into raisins, ailing
1,373,195 taxes of twenty- pounds each,
The Vines bow growing will in three
yfeafa tsske from 8,c00,ooo to 10,000,000
pounds ef raisins, aad the smaller esti
mate Is 500,090 pounds more than this
country now consumes.
The people who make a business of
raising lowers sold $1 ',036,477.76 worth
of plants last season. They also gath-i
ered Ik from cut flowers the snug sum of.
914,175,329.01. The glass on the green-'
booms of the florists of this country
covers 891 acres, a good deal more than
a section of land, which Is a mile square.
There are 4,659 firms or companies of
florists, and 912 of these establishments
are owned by womea. The value of the
flower gardens of the United States is
t3P,355, 722:22, with 91.387,693.93 moreia
rakes and trowels aad watering pots and
other Implements. Flower raising gives
employment to 16,847 men and 1,958 wo
men. The fuel Item for heating the
green-houses In a single season is 91,
Vegetable growing, truck farming the
Census people call It, now requires 534,
440 acres of land and employs ?lG,7r5
men, 9,254 women, 14,874 children, and
75,866 horses and mules. The "garden
sass raised on these truck farm. pays
976,517,155 a year, besides freight
charges and the commission man's gen
erous grab There Is 9100,000,000 in
vested In the truck farming of tho
United-States, and 98,971,206.70 Is in
Raising seed is an entirely different
Industry. There are 596 farms devoted
to that purpose, embracing 169.857 acres.
It takes l-905 acres to rais beans
enough to Mipply the rest of the coun
try with seed. The peop'e employed la
seed raising alone arc. 13,500 mm and
1,511 women. Some .of these seed farms
contain as much as 3C03 acres.
The investment in the 507,735 acres or
peach orchards Is 990;030,C0X The last
peach crop sold for $76,160,400. That
was more than a dollar's worth of
peaches for each man, woman and child
in this glorious republic. The people
who were employol in the peach or
chards numbered 32000.
The nurseries of the country number
4,510. They are valued at 941,979,855.80.
They require 172, 20.1 acres of land.
They give work to 5,657 men, ?,279
women and 14,200 anima's. In these
nurseries are growing ?,386,8r5.778
yoiing trees and vines for transplanting.
L'u great a- arc these figures, the real
surprses of the census appear in the
figures which forecast the near future
of fruit production in the United States.
There are grow'ng In the nur.-eries 240,
570,666 younsr apple tree. Old "Johnny
App'csced," "tha missionary who went
through tho Mississippi Valley States
hslf a centurv a so nok'nz anrlo seeds
into the .oil with his toe-:, would tee tho
near approach of the m Ilennium In the
fruit con us. California has 336,464 al
iuond trues now bearing, but she Ia
also 40,461 a mond tree; not yitold
enough to bear, so that In two or three
years her almond product will more tlian
double. Florida has 474,283 cocoanutbear
Ing tree? and 791,007 young trees which
will soon triple her cocoanut crop. Take
lemons, of which Florida has 99,425
tree boaring and 410,258 tree; which
will soon be old enough to bear. But it
Is in oranues that this country will soon
reve?. Th yellow fruit will be within
reach of everybody. Florida has 3,924,621
orange trees now bearing and 9,302,080
trees wh'ch will bear in a short time.
California lias 523,400 orange trees bear
ing and 1,641,400 young trees. The new
planting of oranges in Arizona is 200,
00' fljies. And with all tho acreage in
the citr. s fruits, but one-thirteenth of
the land adapted has been utilized. The
prospe. ts of fruit raising for the coming
decade are marvelous.
Five Workmen In a York State Mill Seat to
The entire eastern' half of Rockland
County, New York, was shocked by a
terrific oxplos'on which occurred in Hav
erstraw at the d namite works, located
near the base of the West Shore tunnel
at that place. Five men were instantly
killed and several injured. What caused
the e -.plosion tannot yet be to!d, but
throughout Haver.-traw, Congers City,
Nyack. Rockland Lake and other place?
w thin twelve miles gass windows were
broken and people much startle.!.
Immel'atcly after the o plosion peo
ple in l!averstraw rushed by hundreds
toward the scene of the disaster, but as
other bui dings containing dynamite
were yet sta iding, they r alized their
danger and mojt of them stopped. A
few, however, proceeded to the spot and
learned the true condition of affairs.
The building v. hich was blown np was
the main house, located n ar the river.
It was a high frame structure, 50 by 150
feet, and was used to put t .e dynamite
in proper condition for blasting pur
poses When the disaster to:k place, John
Wadswortlu. the engineer, was at his
post, and all that has so far been found
or him Is two le?s and a hand. Wads
worth was a married man, about fifty
years oi age, and lea es a widow and
three children Throe other wo.kmen
were killed, and a!s Terry Lounsberry.
of Teekskil'. In company with another
man, Lounsberry had just rowed into
shore He stepped upon the dock a mo
ment before the explosion, and was in
stantly killed. Elmer ? ash. foreman,
was in the dork near by and escaped in
jury. Tw boy.- p. raed Parrel! and
Mott were in t! r ) i.ding when the ex
plosion took place. They escaped with
some few br .Isas.
In the vicinity of the explosion large
trees were torn up, and in some in
stances riven as If br lightning The
railroad tunnel,berng far above the build
ing, i- uninsured. The effect of the
shock at many .oiuts within a few miles
np and down the river was terrific
, S; ""'S'SfS
"4 taose on tk9 ! ol adjacent hills
Houses trembl d on their foundations,
had glass broken, furniture knocked
over, aad doors taken from their a ages.
The buildings belong to the Clinton
Dynamite Works. In tha mala build
ing, whi his now a complete wreck, the
number of men usually employed was
from eight to twelve. 1 he works have
been there five or six years, aad far
months past efforts have been mada by
those who have Bosses near by to have
them removed. .The eases have been a
number ef time 1b court, but tha dyna
mate ceoole have held their cwa, claim
, iagtbatat least some of the houses have
of been Milt- there sbssa the works were
Columbus State Bank
Pan Iitotf imTte lkpdlx
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SELLS STXaJMMIP TICKITt
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iad BslaastsCasteaMm whoa Oy Met Bsla,
LEAXDER GERRARD. PrssMBt.
B. H. HENRY. Vlee-lfosldeat. '
JOHN BTAUFrKR, fsehler.
Aithriid Capital if (500.000
C. at. BHEIDOW. Prsat. .
C. A. NEW MAN. Cash's. -,
DANIEL SCBRAM. Asi t Cash.
C.H. Sheldon, J. F. Becker.
Herman F. ILOehlrteB. Cjrl Blenke.
Jensa Welsh. dlLVll?!"'
nonnto W. Gallev. B. C. Ore;
Arnold F.H. OehBic
sa-Baak of aeneert ; latere allowed on tl no
depestu; bay aad wall exchange a Ujltei
States sad Kniwpe,and bay and sell available
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