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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1892,
WHOLE NUMBER 1,138.
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Columbus State Bani
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"Pys Interest onTime Deposits
. Hates Loans n Heal Estate.
ISSUES BIGHT DBAFT8 ON
Osaka, Ckioa,s, New Trk
-SELLS STEAMSHIP TICKET
; BUYS GOOD NOTES
In 1 Uclnt 1:b Casioaurs when they Meed Help
OFFICIOS AND DIRECTOR! I
LE.tXDr.K GERHARD, Tresldint.
R. 1L IIKNUY. Vlco-Presldent,
JOHN STAUFF ER. Ceahler.
11. BRUGQElt G. W. HULST.
liitH Capital of $590,000
Fri ii Capita
o. n. srrnLDo:. rros't.
II. l II. OEHI.BICH, VJce-Prcl'fc.
C. A. NEW u AN. Cash'ar.
DANIEL SCHRAU. All't Caah.
C.n Sheldon, J. P. Becker,
Herman P. ILOchlrloh, Crrl Blank. '
.Joins Wrl'h. W. A Me UlUter.
J. Henry Warilrmon. II. II. Wtnilow,
Gostie V Galley, 8. C. Grer,
Pi auk Ilowr. Arnold F. B. Oehlrlo. ,
Uoary Los ok. Gerhard IiOitk.
TBank of Acpotit ; Interest alloved on time
fle-'osiu; l'Uy and asll exchange n United
fitatcs and Knrcpe, and luy and sell lira! labia
-ourttloi. We ehall he rleied to rcelre your
kualnest. Weejllclt your patronage, tiaocil
PUUP8 BBFAIBID OH SBOBT
Ollv tt, Riarly P"K Pit-Mt,
Creates manj a new Dusine,
Eulnrges many an old busmen,
Revive many a dull business,
Rescues manj a lost business,
Saves manj a failing business,
Preserves many a large business,
Secures success in any business.
So ecya a man ol bnsiaeae, aad we uii that
Jalicloa adTerUtlns, for thia eectioa of oonntry.
Aa ceo of the Medium, becaaee it i veaa tv tae
beet Mople, thote wko nt?r waat they irat ami
pay for what Uwy cat We cHaUesa eomlMmtak
with any couatry paper ia the world La thlr
epect twenty yeare pabliahiuc ky the earn
BianaeMBent, and serer oae dam to enbecribtae
pabliebtd ia Tsx Jchskal. Thi. better than
anj thins elee, ibon the elaao oJ people who
rsad Job Jocbkal eTery weet tt
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A PaNORAIC YM
RAPIDLY SHIFTING SCENES
IN A BUSY WORLD.
ONLY ONE SOUL SATED.
THE FOREST QUEEN SINKS IN
THE NORTH SEA.
So Quick Does She rounder that the
Crew Had So Chance to Save Them
eelves Tho Captain the Only Swrrlvor
Oilier Items of Interest.
A II. But One go Down.
!e:igcr news of a terrible disaster in the
Kortli Sea, by which a stcamT went to the
bottom, carrying with her every soul on
board, with only one exception, was re
tched at LjikIoh at a late hour. Tho
iteatnerc Louglibrow, British, and tho For
est Queen came Into collision off Flam
l ejujli, on the North Sea. The Forest
Uiievu was torn apart and the bca rushed
. ln-oub the breaches made in her hull in
xn-at toltimns. She at once began to settle
and in a tery short time plunged to the
botto-ii Sj quickly did the Forest Queen
rounder that the crew had no chance to
5 ie their lives, and all hands with the
' Inzlc exception of the Captain, went down.
Disp.itrhes give no information a- to the
i aiiiavc done the Louglibrow.
SKCItETAKY SUTION RESIGNS.
liis Disagreement with rresldent Cannon
.Tt hii P. Sutton has tendered his I cona
tion as S;crota-y of tho Irish National
Leagu-; of Am-rica as tho result of a disa
; re -m-nt of himself and Treasurer Lyman
uitli President Gannon's action in issuing a
p-o lam-.tion to which their names were
;ipiientled without their knowledge. Sutton
iia aNo taken off mio at the statements
made by Gannon in the published interview
iare Lyman and Sutton made their pro-U'-t,
Cannon says in thii interview that
I12 hastily glanced over the clipping from a
paper -ent him by Treasurer Lyman. It was
not sent to him, says Sutt jd, t j bo hastily
A CK.NEItOtJsNEW YOKKEIC.
lie dies 95,000 to the Woman Widowed
he His Son.
Gen. .1. V. Me-crole, of New York has
given 5,003 to Ii-. Theodore Larbig,
widow or the man who was killed by his
son, Doruiii J. Meserole. in Mrs. Comstock's
flat, Brooklyn, last July.- Suit for SG.000
wa brought on behalf of Mrs. Larbig
against Gen. Meserole shortly after tho
: hooting. When young Meserole was ac
quitted of the charge of murder, Mrs. Lar
big's suit was abandoned, as there was no
chance of winning. Gen. Mocro!e heard
that Mrs. Larbig was In straitened circum
stances and concluded to tako tho action
V1KD AFTKIC A LO.lG SLEEP.
t'cath of a Wlitconsin Farmer From an
George Itaucm of Caledonia, Wis., a
farmer 40 years of age, died at his home
from an unknown malady. II was single
and had lived in the town all his life. Four
veeksagohc complained of being terribly
s'.eepy and went to bed. His sleep lasted
for forty-eight hours. All efforts to awaken
him Having failed he opoifd his eyes at the
expiration of that time, but immediately
fell asleep again, and during the four
weeks before his death he was never awake
over ten minutes at a time. In his wakeful
moments he would take nourishment.
. Talmage'n Tabernacle to Sell.
Charles T. Wills obtained a mechanic's
lien on Dr. TalmagcS Tabernacle in Brook
lyn, and then brought action to foreclose
It, and judgment was rendered in his favor
for 55-.',215 Feb. 10. The ludgment was
s-igned by Judge lratt,.and will bs enforced
by sale of the property by the Sheriff at
public auction In one parcel. It was
thought the money would be raised to pay
it, but the trustees of the church failed to
get it, .
Secretary roster's Trip to Europs.
Tho financiers of the country admit that
all danger apprehended regarding the silver
question will be eliminated if international
action is secured. It was learned that Sec
retary Foster will meet Goschcn, British
Chancellor of the Exchequer, in England,
and the ultimate result will probably be
that arrangement ; for an international con
ference will be made
President Harrison on a Vacation.
President Harrison and party passed
through IUchmoud, Va., en route to Vir
ginia Beach. During the brief stay of the
train a number of persons shook hinds with
the President. At Ashland the students of
the lJandolph-Macon College wcro asscn.
bled. and gave the college yell.
spotted I ever in Toxms.
Parl. Tex., special: PartJes from along
tin Sough creek, about twemy-fivc miles
northwest of that city, sav that in the last
t'drty .d:y- twenty deaths hac taken place
in that vicinity. Eeiy man attacked with
it has died, but the women and children
have scncra'ly recovered.
i He Embezzled 9200,000.
.T. W. Collins, President, of tho California
National bank, of San Diego, Cal., which
suspended Novel iber 10, was arrested
by United States Marshal I'ard on orders
f f 111 the Attorney General tf Washington.
I!in. is charged with embezzlement in
the amount of 200.000
Garza Itandits IMsbauded.
A thorough investigation along the fron
tier ar.d the coast indicates that there is
now no dan er of an uprising in Mexico.
The Garza banditi. who have been operat
ing on United States territory, appear to
have disbanded with no likelihood of reor
ganizing. The U orld's Fair Strike.
Th- entire force: of 300 staffmakers" em
ployed on the World's Fair ground at
Chicago, struck for an advance of 5 cents
an hour in wages. The contractors say the
s'rike will not delay the work, and that
they will be able to fill the strikers' places
Children Bnrned te death.
Two childi en were burned to death in a
Ore at McKecsport, Pa., almost within reach
or their father, who, in his efforts to rescue
the little ones, almost perished amid the
smoke and flame j himself and it is not
altogether certain now that he will live.
Mexican Revolutionists la Tow.
El Pasa. Texas, special: Two troops of
Mexican cavalry arrived at Juares, Mex.,
with fifty-seven revolutionary prisoners
from ascension. They will be tried, there.
A brother of the Judge of the State Supreme
Court i among tho prisoners.
The Cart!s Jury Disagrees,
TLe jury in the murder case of Actor
Curtr. which has been on trial at San
Franchco for ths past three wec.lis, were
unable to agree. They stood ten for coa
vlct'oa and two for acquittal.
A 9100,000 Ira. .- ..
The library block In Dacatur, III., burned
The fire stalled "in a steam bakery and
burned all r.llit. The losses by the differ
cntltiilnc; concerns in the block aggre
-Vr-. I eacou Talks.
A Paris telegiam s.tya: Mrs. Deacon has
rsadc a lcng statement In rerard to her
liti'bar.d'a conduct 5n the lecect shooting
affiay:" She fleclare; there was nothing to
justify her husbaud in shooting Abeillc.
f he states that wbea her husband came to
the door she was quietly conversing with
Abeillp, who was In evening dress, except
that be wore a smoklag jacket. Abeille
could easily have escaped if there Jiad been
anything to be ashamed of. He merely
sought shelter behind the sofa to avoid
Deacon's revolver. She did not open tho
door quickly -when summoned because she
was obliged to go first to ber bedroom to
light a candle. She asserts that she was
accustomed to bad treatment from her
husband, and Intended to obtain a divorce.
SQUATTED ON TUB 8TKIP.
Scheme of an Orraalsatloa ef Boomers te
Capture Cherekee Land.
For a month past there have been about
3C0 emigrant wagons passing through Ar
kansas City, Kan., every week. Many have
camped In that vicinity, and the others
went on. When asked where they were
bound for the reply was: J'GoIng south."
It Is supposed that they have squatted upon
quarter sections In the strip. Word was re
ceived through one of their scouts that the
soldiers wcro coming and had orders to
clear the Cherokee strip of all Intruders.
There appears to be an organization by
which half of the crowd remains there and
the other half settles upon the strip. Tho
half there furnishes supplies to those who
settle on quarter sections. In this way no
hardships are suffered, and the boomers,
when the land is opened, will have some
one to look out for their interests.
TALL OF A MONSTKK METEOR.
Forty Head of Cattle and Two Chinamen
HarleU by the Mass.
Great excitement has been caused in
Montana by the fall of a monster meteor,
Which drove itself 230 feet in the earth, but
protrudes 100 feet In the air, and is still
sputtering and sizzling seriously, emitting
sulphurous g8cs that Impregnate the air
for miles aroiind. The startling Heavenly
visitor arrived early In the morning, leav
ing a lurid trail that lighted up the sky,
Great globules of molten metal roll from
the sides of the hissing, sputtering monster,
and anon come appalling crashing sounds
as its limits contract from the effects of ex
posure to the cold air. It struck a cattle
shed in which some forty head of cattle and
two Chinamen were corralled. All are
buried beneath that awful monument cf
heated meteoric stone.
ELECTRIC LIGHT CONVENTION.
The Progress or the Year In That Science
The fifteenth annual convention of the
Electric Light Association was held at Buf
falo, N. Y. President Huntly, In his ad
dress, spoke of the great problem of trans
mitting electrical power from Niagara Falls
and reviewed tiic electrical progress of the
year. He said that next year's meeting
ought to be held In Chicago. It Is im
portant that we should interest ourselves
in the World's Fair. Tho whole city had
a welcome for us and U12 electric exhibit
will bo tho finest the world has ever seen.
DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION
They Held Their First Continental Con
gress la Washington.
The first Continental Congress of the Na
tional Society of Daughters of the Revolu
tion was held In Washington at the Church
of Our Father. The Congress is composed
of all the active officers of the national so
ciety, one regent from each State, and the
regent and delegates of each organized
chapter. 'Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, who Is
President-General of tho society, delivered
the address of welcome.
A CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE.
The People Rented Out orBed with the
Eight shocks of earthquake were felt at
Santa Ana, Cal. The walls and plastcrlug
hi several of the houses cracked, visitors
at tho hotels left the buildings and clocks
stopped. A San Bernardino one heavy
shock was felt, lasting about one ii.inute
and a quarter No damage was done except
to break chinaware and stop clocks, The
shock was followed by light tremors all
He May Swing if Captured.
The people of Scdalia, Mo., have deter
mined that the punishment meted by the
people of Texarkana to a negro ravlsher Is
needed by a negro desperado who startled
that town with a scries of crimes. He en
tered the house of a widow, choked her into
unconsciousness, stole a few valuables and
escaped. Later he stopped P. H. Buckley
and Miss Mattie Gilker ou the street with a
drawn revolver. Miss Gilker fled, the regro
pursued and felled her to the ground with
the butt end of the revolver. Buckley and
others coming up then, he escaped. Half
an hour later Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taylor,
when on their way home, were stopped on
Broadway by the negro, who, atthejpointof
a revolver, told them to hold up their
hands. Taylor obeyed and while the thief
was going through his pockets Mrs. Taylor
slipped a diamond ring from her baud and
threw it Into a yard and hid a diamond
breastpin iu her dress. The highwayman
to'tk a pair of diamond- earrings from her
ears, then, at 'the point of a revolver,
marched the couple to a lonely spot. There
he bound Taylor hand and foot and after a
desperate struggle outraged Mrs. Taylor.
A mass meeting was bell and a. reward of
$1,500 for the capture of the negro was sub
scribed. The whole country Is arrouscd as
it has not been for years.
Spurgeon's Brother Takes His Place.
James Spurgeon, a brother of the late
Charles Spurgeon. provisionally assumed
the duties of pastorate of the Metropolitan
Tabernacle of London. Rev. Mr. Pierson
was tho most popular candidate, but is a
Presbyterian, and the trust deed requires a
Baptist. Pierson will continue to occupy
the pulpit and probably formally join the
The Quarry Owners Organize.
The national convention of stone quarry
owners and dealers of stone was held at
Chicago. A permanent organization was
perfected with Sylvester Marshall of Chi
cago as (resident. A committee was ap
pointed to prepare a black list of unreliable
contractors, dealers and agents.
Mennonltes Coming West.
A small band of Mennonitcs. who arrived
on the steamship Russia and were detained
in quarantine at New York, were released
and proceeded to their destination at Nel
son, Neb. There were fifty-one persons
including men, women and children, In the
- The fcditers Fined.
The Post Publishing Company of Pitts
burg, Pa., defendents in the Quay libel suit,
were refused a new trial. The'defendant
company, was fined SSCC, and Messrs. Barr
and Mills, president and editor respectively,
"S50 and costs each.
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A RIOT IN BERLIN.
Werkiagmea Demanding' 'Bread' at the
Emperor's Castle .date.
Berlin dispatch says: The Emperor'
speech at the banquet caused a sensation.
About 5,000 unemployed men met In the
public square and passed Inflammatory res
olutions denouncing their employers and
tho system of government which enabled
the latter to crush tho worklngraan be
neath the iron heel df capital, and calling
upon the government to protect the inter
ests of the working classes.
The news of this bold gathering In defi
ance of the recent order of the authorities
prohibiting such meetings spread with elec
trical . rapidity throughout the city. The
result was that the socialist agitators de
termined to take advantage of the excited
unemployed men to make a demonstration
before the castle of tho Emperor.
The meeting was held in a suburb ot
Frledrichshrcin under -socialist auspices
and was attended by several thousand un
employed persons. Ylolcnt speeches wero
made. The last speaker called on tho crowd
to go to Berlin, inciting shouted responses
of "We will go," and "Tho Kaiser must sco
The mob had nearly reached the castlo
gates when a strong detatchment of police
suddenly threw themselves before the riot
ers and the castle, and made a determined
charge upon the head of tho workmen's col
umn, hitting furiously right and left and
wounding scores upon scores of workmen,
who fell bleeding beneath the feet of tho
officers of the law.
The police, after taking from 60 to 100
prisoners, seemed content, and allowed tho
remainder to escape. The sixty to seventy
wounded rioters who remained upon the
field of battle wero then attended to at a
neighoring hospital, and the regular prison
ers were placed under lock and key.
It was noticed throughout the demonstra
tion that the sympathy of tho immense
crowd of people, rich and poor, who witness
ed the workmens demonstrations, was be
yond a doubt with the rioters. They wero
cheered repeatedly by groups of well
dressed people belonging to tho upper and
middle classes, and were frowned upoa by
only thoe moving in government or mill,
DON'T WANT THE HEBREWS.
Northwest Territory People Object to
Ottawa, Ontario, "special: Strong pro
tests are being made by residents of the
northwest agaiust tho proposal to locate a
large number of Russian Jews in the Terri
tories, as suggested by Baron Hirsch,
whose proposal is now being considered by
the Dominion Government. Tho Calfjafy
Tribune says that it is to be hoped that be
fore the minister of the interior takes any
decided action in this matter he will fully
inform himself of the character of the peo
ple and their capability to support them
selves In the rural districts. To place such
people on land without fiist teaching them
farming, the Tribune holds, would only cud
in disaster, and the government should be
careful not to encourage immigration of a
class which is not likely to'addto the pros
perity or progress of the country, and
which introduces at the samo time an ele
ment both foreign and antagonistic to tho
TACKLE A SUMMER JOB.
General Stanley Says He Will Find Garza
lie tore He Leaves the Field.
The several troops of the Third United
States Cavalry are still engaged In active
scouting operations on the lower Rio
Grande frontier. The report that Captain
George F. Chase and a detachment of his
troops made a round-up of the ranch of
Antonio Gonzales and captured six rcvo!u
tlonists Garza making his escape through
a back window of his father-iu-laws's resi
dence, is denied. General Stanley believes
that. Oarza Is still In biding in the chapar
ral, a short distance from Palito Blanco.
The troop3 will he kept in the field until
Garza Is captured or until he is definitely
located In some other partof the country.
Massacre of a Dictator.
San Salvador special cablegram: Gen.
Enrlquez was killed by a body of Guate
malan soldiers, together with a number of
companions, near the city of Zacapa, Gua
temala, near the Honduras coast. The
cablegram states that Gen. Enriquez had
been unanimously pto'lalmcd Dictator of
the Constitutional party of Guatemala, and
had In consequence incurred the active
hostility of PresidcntJBariiias, who alarmed
the public by announcing that Gen. Enri
quez was at the head of an insurrection
directed against the present government.
President Barillas ordered Gen. Enrlquez to
present himself to the authorities at Zacapa.
Enrlquez proceeded at once toward that
city, accompanied by his two brothers and
a party of friends. A compiny numbering
100 soldiers, lying in ambush on one of the
roads out of tho cite, fired upon Gen. En
riquez and others of bis party, killing all
of them. The cablegram attributes the at
tack and killing of the party to orders is
sued from the capital and imputes the deed
to the Guatemalian government.
A special from Cheyenne, Wyo., say?;
One-third of the total area of Wyoming Is
underlaid with coal. In several districts
heavy deposits have been on fire for years.
There arc cases where the conditions have
been volcanic on account of the generation
of gases. One of these disturbances hss
occurred on the Sweet Water cattle range,
250 miles west of Cheyenne. More than one
hundred acres of surface was displaced and
the report was heard for thirty mile. Cat
tle growerj reporting the occurrence say
that coal and dirt were thrown into tho air
a great distance. The existence ot this firo
had been known for twelve years.
A Preacher Attempts Blackmail.
A sensation was caused in East St. Louis,
III., by the arrest of Rev. J. M. Laird, on a
ch'arge of attempted blackmail preferred by
Frank B. Howman, the largest land owner
and probably the wealthiest man in East
St. Louis. Mr. Howman received two let
ters f.-om Rev. Mr. Laird, charging him
with undue intimacy with Mrs. Lnird, and
offering to compromise the offense on pay
ment bt S1,0J0 in cash. He attempts to
justify his demand for money on the
ground that he is a poor man and deemed
that 81,000 would palliate tho crime to a
cert-tin extent and would teach Mr. How
man a useful lesson.
Edwin SI. Field In Ccort.
New York special: Edward M. Field, the
head of the firm of Field, Wiechcrs, Limllty
& Co.. was brought up in court for trial i n
one of six indictments ''charging him with
grand larceny. Tfic counsel for Field ob
jected to his being placed on trial, stating
that he was Insane and mentally incapable
of pleading to the indictment. The Dis
trict Attorney suggested lint a jury be se
lected to try the question of Field's Insanity
and the work of selecting One was at once
Renounced the World.
Joaquin Miller, according to informatio
from San Dicgo,Cdl.,has renounced the world
and sought a ietreat in the mountains. He
told f .lends he felt deeply disgraced by the
shame cf bis son's sentence to three" yeais
in San Quentiu for stage robbery, and
declared that he would never again write
over the name which had been so dishon
ored The Floods la Spain.
The snow in Spain softened by storms is
rapidly melting, with the result that tho
flood in the Provinces of Grenada, Malaga,
Almeria and Cordovla are increasing. Al
ready numerous damage has been done to
all kinds of propeity, and it is feared J.hat
unle?i the waters japldly subside the loss
will be incalculable. Several m towns are
TO HAVE" STEAMBOATS.
THE FARMERS WILL HAVE GOOD
A Company Organised and to Be Incor
poratedA Contract to Be Made to Op
erate Three Boats The Boats to Ply
Bctweeu Cast alia and Sioux' City.
Charles Mix County Steamboats.
Tiie citizens of Charles Mix County
have been holding reguiar County
steamboat meeting for the past three
months, at which vaiious" schemes have
been discussed with a view to securing
a- line of boats on the Msisouri Kiver to
ply between Castalia and Siour Citv.
'I nO i lit nriscr. in t a mAVAittnnt line lnnn
universal throughout the County, ai.d
the only obstacle has been the best way
to go at it. Committees have scoured
the country for subscriptions to a stock
company to buy a boat, and others haro
circulated papers fur donations to a
steamboat fund. At a meeting at
Edgeiton the whole matter was gone
over and the proi ositions.f roni steam
boat companies at st. Louis, Dubuque
and liisiuarck considered, also the prop
ositions of gentlemen willing t-j erect
warehouses and buy grain. Tho result
was abandonment for the present of the
idea of buying or building a boat, pro
vided a contract or lease of certain
boa's can bo made. A company was
organizel and will be incort orated at
once and a contract made with the Ft.
Kenton Transportation Company to
operate with three boats between that
county and fciouv City. Warehouses
will be erected at two and perhaps
three landings and buyers set at work
to work the traflic via. tho river. The
meeting and a short canvass afterwards
discloses the fact that there arc some
2,000 head of cattle now fattening for
the spring market, besides double that
number of hogs, and an enormous
quantity of wTieat and still greater
amount of corn. A committee has been
appointed to secure a contract with the
steamboat company by which they aro
to operate their boats throughout tho
coming season under direction of the
County Steamboat Company.
ORGANIZING THE STOCKMAN.
The Black Hills Stuck Breeders' Associa
A vekv important meeting of tho
stockmen of the Black Hills country
was held at Rapid City. The call for
the meeting was signed by J. P. Gam
mon, president of the Black Hills Stock
men's Association, and James M.
Woods, President of the Black JIMs
Ilorso Breeders' Association, and was
responded to by about 100 stockmen
from all parts of the state west of the
Missouri river. The object of the mect
iug was to consolidate into one strong
and permanent organization the several
stock associations in the Hills and on
the reservation, and by this means fur
ther the objects protection of brands,
picvention and punishment of stealing
and other objects for which those as
sociations were formed. Tho plan met
w th hearty approval, and after a two
hours discussion of the stock business
and tho advantage of one strong or
ganization to take in the Black Hills
country and all of the state west of the
Missouri river, a committee of nine was
appointed to draft by-laws and a con
stitution. The meeting then adjourned
to meet in this city April 0, when a re
port of the committee will bo received.
The stock interests of Western South
Dakota were never larger nor in better
condition than at the present time.
Especially is th's true of horses, the
standard having been greatly ra'sed
during the past few years. The catt!e
on all the ranges arc doing well and are
in exceptionally good condition for this
time of year.
Mrs. Blaine's Divorce Granted.
Judgk Thomas at Dcadwood awarded
a decree of absolute divorce to Mary
Xevins Blaine from her husband, James
G. Bluine, jr., the custody of the child,
SI, 000 with which to pay all expenses of
the suit, and SI 00 per month alimony.
The decree was no surprise to her.
Judge Thomas, in announcing his
opinion, said that the testimony showed
that the cause of separation was the
unfriendly feeling of the family, ar.d
especially of the elder Mrs. Blaine. As
far as Mr. Blaine was cone, rned, the
plaintilT was properly treated, but Mrs.
Blaine did all in her power to make the
life of the plaintiff unhappy. Site evi
dently concluded that it was best to
separate them and so surrounded them
with c'rcumstanccs which would result
in apparent desertion ou the partof the
plaintilf. In other words, she treated
the plaintiff so cruelly as to cause her
to beconto so unhappy that she would
leave the family home, and so Mrs.
Blaine could c'aim that the wife de
serted her husband. Young Blaine's
conduct is very reprehensible. He does
not seem, said tho Judge, to becmade
of the stuff we would expect from his
family. As soon as he get under the
domination of his mother he scorned to
become estranged from his wife and
treated iter with neglect. The evidence
shows that the desertion was the result
of the machinations of his mother, and
that his treatment of the plaintilf was
reprehensible and bad in every respect.
speaking of young Mrs. Blaine's ill
ness, Judge Thomas said in part: "It
is hard to find language to describe the
court's feeling against a young man who
would act as he has. All the testimony
shows that the plaintiff did everything
in her power to make her husband re
turn to her, while he seemed to be es
tranged from her by his mother."
Wreck on the Klkhorn.
A freight train on the Fremont,
Elkhorn & Missouri Valley road, bound
from Chadron to Dcadwood, met with a
serious accident at Hot Springs. While
coming down the hill approaching the
Cheyenne Kiver bridge, a range steer
ran on the track in front of the engine.
The engine and several cars passed over
it safely, but in dragging along under
the train it threw the truck of the fifth
car from the cabaosc off the track and
the rest all followed into tho ditch in a
general wreck. Mr. Humphrey of Rush
vine, who was moving in an emigrant
car, and Conductor Benson of Chadron
were so badly injured that they died
during the night.
Cloning the Vermillion Fa'ouns.
The saloons that havu been running
at Vermillion for seme f.me were en
joined and several barrels of beer and
whisky taken. The league did the
work, and is now determined to push
tho thing with more vim than ever.
The reason why the saloons were ever
permitted to open was that the drug
stores were not hold down strictly to
their lights of the permit, and as a con
sequence liquor could be had cas ly.
The thing will not be allowed to take
place again, ho. ever, if it can -be pre
vented. The hell hole" that ha- been
running on the Missouri sandbar for the
past four months was also closed up.
Suffering Ainongtlie Inl'an.
Cjj'pi.aixts of suffering among the
Indians living .west of lierreon the Bad
River is a daily occurrence. ThesoHn
dians, as yet, have been unable " to' get
their regular fall annuities of clothing,
blankets aud shoes, and besides this arc
"cocH)piJed to go fnily 100 mile?, since
ihe agencv was renoved to Forest City,
to draw the r monthly rations. Their
thin clothing with thn deep snows
makes their suffering intense. An in
spector was sent to Pierre several
months ago to see about the advisabil
ity of establishing a sub-agoncy atsome
point up Bad River, but tho government
Is so slow in theso matters that the In
dians may all bo dead before it acts.
The delay in issuing clotbiugis no doubt
due to the Indian appropriation being
exhausted, but it would be naturally
supposed that tho government officials
would at least see that the Indians got
their clothing when they are most
needed, in tho fall.
Engine Thrown from the Track.
The Dassenecr train from the west
..a'llANnllAll MAM. TAA irttlfttltt A Km.
n iu ucjuiiui uuit. iicd iiiiiftuw. 4 v-
ken rail threw the engine ami oaggago
car from the track and shook up tho
entire train, but fortunately no one was
MURDERED BY A MANIAC.
Ilenry rtlueger Escapes from the Sherifl
an 1 Shoots His Wife.
Hknrv Pki.uegeb, a prosperous
farmer living in tho northwest corner of
Cuming County, shot his wife. He had
"been twice adjudged insane, once by tho
local board of insanity and later by a
commission appointed by Judge I'owers
of Norfolk. N hilo in custody of Sheriff
Sharp he escaped from jail about the
14th of December and since that time
all efforts to lind him have been futile.
He appeared at his home where he re
mained for a couple of days, when he
was taken to West Point. His brother
George, who was appointed guardian by
tho court, was doing the chores at the
house when tho report of tho gun was
Pllueger was without money when he
left in December, but when searched
had several dollars and a new revolver.
It is supposed he had been harbored by
fricn Is since his escape, as there was
no indications from his appearance that
he had been exposed.
There were no eye witnesses to the
tragedy, and the murderer refuses to
say anything until the proper time.
The revolver was a new one, recently
purchased, and the bullet entered her
forehead, killing her instantly. Pllue
ger is a man about 45 years of age, about
medium height, and has resided in the
county about fifteen years.
His wife was 33 years of qgo and lcivcs
four small children. Ho had instructed
his attorneys during the trial for insau
itv to settle his estate by giving half his
property to his wife and procuring a di
vorce. NORTH NEBRASKA TEACHERS.
To Meet at Nor "oik, March 30 and 31,
and April 1.
The sixth annual session of the
North Nebraska Teachers' Association
will be held at Norfolk, March ZO and
31, and tho last Friday afternoon, Ap.il
I. The High School oratorical content
will take place Friday evening fol. ow
ing the adjournment of the as ociation.
On Wednesday even'ng the association
will be addressed by Chancellor Sanies
II. Cantield of the University of Ne
braska. There will be one principal
subject for discussion at each half-day
session," as follows: Thursiay forenoon,
"Physical Culture: Thursday after
noon, "Music in Public Schools;" Fri
cay forenoon, "Drawing;" Fri 'ay after
noon, "Summer Schools.' The discus
sion of each subject will be inttoduccd
by the leading a paper, or papers, fol
lowed by a general discussion. The
President's address will be given Thurs
day evening. It iscpcctel that this
w 11 be the largest meeting in the history
of the association. The papers are to be
prepared by the ablest specialists to be
found in th territory of the associa
tion, and wnl be especially adapted to
the needs of teachers who desire to in
troduce into their schools systematic in
struction in drawing, physical culture
t r music.
A TRADUCER AWARDED.
Vyrou an Fleet Shot by the Father of a
Captain A. V. Vocum. ex-mayor of
Hastings and at present special in
spector of customs, with headquarters
in Idaho, who is on a visit home, met
Myron Van Fleet iu front of the Hot-I
Brunswick, one or the busiest thor
oughfares in the city, and without a
word pulled a revolver and fatally shot
" The affair is the outgrowth of a scan
dalous article published in a sensa
tional sheet in Linco'u in December,
alleging that Captain Yocum's daughter
had eloped to Denver with a colored
coachman. The story spread until it
reached the ears of the family, when
the fact was made public that Mis
Yocum had not been away from the city
It is asserted that she had been
hounded by Van Fleet who had re
peatedly thrust his attentions upon her.
When Captain Yocum returned he in
vestigated the matter, satisfied himself
that Van Fleet was the author of the
scandal and shot him. Yocum is in
Will Have an Alliance Paper.
A t pkciai. committee from the Clay
County Alliance held a meeting at Clay
Center to hear reports of parties solicit
ing subscriptions to the stock in their
proposed newspaper enterprise. It is
understood the showing was favorable
and a meeting of stockholders is called
for.- Speaker "Elder and Representa
tive McRoynoIds arc prominent in the
An Artificial Lake at Indianola.
An artificial lake two miles lone: and
a half mile wide, will bo constructed at
Indianola, and as there, arc groves on
its batiks, a fine pleasure resort will 1 e
formed. A S12,000 brick block will go
up in the spring, and several other evi
dences of prosperity are announced.
Indianola is" a lively little town that
gives promise of much activity in the
Heavy ramaget Awarded.
After, a three days' tria' at Beatrice
Mrs. Rosa McLaughlin was awarded a
verdict of $4,000 damages in the District
Court against John L. Patterson &. Co.,
saloouists of Wymore, for tho death of
her husband some fifteen months ago,
the cause of which, she claims, was
through liquor obtainjdofom the de
fendants. I'cl'eved to Be Snlo'de.
The lifele s body of Frank Nu'l was
found along side the main road leading,
to Superior. Young Null had Matted
for the city early in the morning, tak
ing with him a double-barreled shot
gun. Tho contents of one barrel was
discharged through his heait It is be
lieved to be a case of suiciJe.
I oumt ill tbe tee.
The body .of Edward Mish, of Ne
braska City, the cooper who so mys
teriously disappeared about January 5,
was found in the Missouri River near
the Builingtcn bridge. It appears that
M'sh drowned himself about the time
the river froze over and has. been in the
ice ever since.
Phillip Elevator Bar serf.
C. W. Thomas' elevator at Phillips
was completely destroyed b? fire. Loss
on building, S.COD; insurance. S3.300
loss on grain, about 7,000; no Insurance.
TIIE WORK OF CONGRESS
PROCEEDINGS IN THE NATIONAL
Bills Introduced and the Important Do
ings o" a tt eek In the House and Sen
ateA Variety o: Topics o. Interest
The .'toloas at Werk.
Speaker Crisp called the Houso to order
on the 18th but toon resigned tho gavel
to Mr. Richardson. Tho President's mes
sage relative to tho Choctaw and Chick
asaw Indians was laid before tho House and
read. Tho messago was ordered printed
and laid. on the table for tho present. A
protest of the Philadelphia Hoard of Trade
against the freo coinage bill was proscuted
and referred. The Speaker laid before tlu
House the response of the Secretary of tho
Treasury to a resolution asking for Infor
mation as to the authority by which the 4J,
per cent, loan was extended. It was or
dered that when the Houso adjourned ou
the 19th that It should bo to meet on tho
23rd. This order was taken to enable the
members to accept an iuvltatlon to visit
Chicago. Tho Committee on Foreign Affairs
reported a bill for the exclusion of the Chi
nese. A resolution was presented on tho 19th
requesting the president, if not incompat
able with public interest, to Inform tho
senate of the proceedings recently bad be
tween the representatives of Canada, tbo
British Government, and tho United States
as to the arrangements for reciprocal trade
with Canada. .Tho bill to continue In fore
for ten years all existing laws prohibiting
and regulating the comlns'luto the country
of Chinese persons was taken from th" ca.
endarand pased. Consideration of bills
on the calendar was then commenced. A
bill to provide for a permanent system of
highways In the District of Columbia out
side of Washington was taken up and a
provision of 3 per cent, bonds gave rise to a
debate, In which the financial policy of tho
government was dNcuscd at great lun-th.
Tho President on tho '23A sent to the
Senate tho following nominations: Wic. 1
Gilbert, of Oregon. United States Circul'
Judge for tbo Ninth Judicial District;
Henry 11. Smith, of Michigan. Assist mt
Kegistcr of tbo Treasury. A resolution for
an Investigation into tho resources, social
and other conditions, laws. etc.. of Alask.v
was agreed to. A House bill to provide for
an additional mode of taking depositions of
witnesses iu causes pending In the United
States courts, allowing deposition-, to be
taken under the state laws, was passed. A
Senate bill to provide a commission on the
tubject of alcoholic liquor traffic was lal I
aside for tho present. Tbe senate joint
resolution for an international bl-metallh
agreement was taken up aad Stewart made
some remarks upon It. The pure food bill
was taken up. Senator Paddock spoke in
advocacy and Bato and Coke against. Tho
senate committee on nance ordered an ad
verse report on Coke's bill to amende the
National Banking Associations. A resolu
tion was agreed to calling on the Secretary
of Agriculture for axopy of tho report of
the special agent of the Department of Ag
r culture on experiments hi the production
The Senate on the 21th passed a bill to
protect foreign exhibitors at the World's
Fair from prosecution for cxhibit'n wares
protected by American patents and trade
marks. A resolution was agreed to calling
on tho President for information as to th'
State proceedings to arrange for railroad
trade with Canada. Senator Maiidorson,
referring to what is known as "the green
goods" business, said that there Is no law
existing en the statute book to reach that
crime, and introduced three bills, with a
letter fr m the Chief of the Secret ServL-e
Division of tho Treasury Department in
tended to remedy it. TIiu Sonata lesiuued
the consideration of the Idaho election
case. The President's spec'al me.saze on
the Columbian Exposition was laid before
the Senate. It was lead and referred to
the Qiiadro-Ccnteunial Committee.
A resolution was adopted by the house on
he 24th. directing the committees on labjr
o invcst'g.ite whether a continuance of tbo
ight-ho'ir law and Its enforcement Is de
sirable, and whether any rouv.ct l.ibo- Is
Jielng used in th? "construction or repairing
of public works or whether the products
of convict lanor are being furnished to any
department of the so eminent. Mr. Smith,
of Arizona, offered an amendment t' the
clause appropriating S4O,00J for th- pur
pose of Irrigating Indian res-rvatlons by
providing that this sum be deducted frjm'hc
appropriations m.ide for the supp irt of In
dian schools situated east of the Missouri
Secretary Rusk, on the 2."itb, in answer to
Senate resolution, communicated to the
Senate the report of the sporl.il a-rent of
the Department of Agriculture upon oxp -liments
in the production of rainfall. G -n.
Dyrcnfortli, who has !coti in charge of tlr
experiments, in summing upthiir results
says that the few experiments which have
been made do not furnUh sufficient daft
from which to foim definite conclusions or
evidence upon which to uphold or condenri
the theories or artificial production orth
increase or rainfall by concu-slon. What
has been done o far Is altogether prelim
inary, but with the benefit of the experi
ence gained he hopes that the-ub'ci't :".l
be pursued further. A resolution giving
Claggett. the contestant for Dubois sat.
the right to cceupy a seat ia the Seint
during the discussion and speak t the
merits of the rUht was agreed to. S nat r
Hale's resolution of Jan. 19. calling on the
.Secretary of the Treasury for copies of the
reciprocity agreements, was taken up. aud
Senator Vest moved an amendment, a-iking
whether any steps had been taken to nego
tiate a reciprocal commercial treaty with
In the little island to the west the
women arc workers. Women load and
unload vessels in Japanese pjrts.
Thev have good manners in France
ami know when to do or not to do.
Parisian rag pickers operate only after
"People with weak lungs who are
seeking altitude in a warm climatu may
find it to the south of us. The City of
Mexico is 7,310.80 feet above sea level.
Keelev is going to have a strontr
branch of the bi-chloride of gold insti
tute at Excelsior Springs. That and
the waters there combined ought to
straighten out the most obdurate case
of alcoholism. v
Here is a short lesson .is ancient Ro
man history: The men classed as th
"twelve Ctcsars' were Julius C:esar, aud
the Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Cali
gula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otto, Vit
ellius, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian.
The almanac makers tell you that
February, 1000. will not contain twenty-nine
days, although it will be leap
year. February in 1T00 also contained
only twenty-eight days. Ther.: is a
slight error in tho Gregorian calendar,
but it will only amount to one day in
"Old Tecumsch"' was an original.
Gen. Meigs wrote a hand so unreadable
that Gen. Sherman is said to have once
indorsed an official paper from him to
this effect: "I concur in these reco-n-mendations,
but I don't know what they
are.' This may be called exemplifying
your faith in man.
Oxiwho professes to have looked up
the subject says: In o.ily five Mati
has a mother any absolute It g il right
to the custcdy of her children. The.-o
are Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas. Oregon
aud Washington, where both pa ents
have equal rights in tlie matter.
Women in the West are a' I the time
"breaking into" the learned professions.
Miss Ellen 'Ittcr has been admitted to
practice in the land o Slice of the Denver
district. She is a graduate of the Den
ver high school aud 21 years of age. Her
father is a land office attorney of long
Some modest people never get as
widely known s they ought on their
merits, to be. Mrs. Julia A. C.irney, of
Galesburg, III., is not widely known in
the world of letters, and yet she Is tho
author of that interesting little Doctic.il
morceau beginning "Little Drops of
Water, Little Grains of S .n I." etc
1. tt. 11 1 J,KV. Vice Prast.
Si. ANDERSON. I. ANDERSON.
ACOB GKKIEKN, HENRY BAOaIZ,
JOHN J .SULLIVAN.
First National Bank
COX.TJBC'BXJn. If KB.
Heptrt of Coniition Ma j 17s 1830.
Fuaaaa and DIicoubU
Rami astata. farcttnra mad
Dae from other banks $23,T7Z33
Dee from U. 8. Treasury.. 673.00
Cash oa band 15.i73.i5 99,92&67-
Capital aad rarploa 80.000. 09
Da Jrriued profits 10,429.11
National baok note" outstanding J3.300.00
Dna dapotitori 156,181.05
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