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VOLUME XXII.-NUMBER 47.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 892.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,139.
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THE Oia RELIABLE
Columbus State Banli
' '(Oldest Bank Is the StatsJ
Piys Intel oil Time Deposits
Males Loans on Real Estate,
. -ISSUE3 BIGHT DRAFTS ON
Omaha, Chicane, New Yerk ami all
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AoKorM Capital cf $500,000
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Creates manj a new businc,
Knlargcs many an old business,
J Kcvivct many a dull businosa,
Rescues many a lost business,
Saves many a failing business,
' Preserves many a large business,
Secures success in &ny business.
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IHE WORLD A STAGE
VARIOUS HOLES OF MANY
FOR THE SECOND TIME
AN OMAHA BOOK-KEEPER
If. J. llarrell. Head Hook-keeper In a
WlioIeMale Grocery flouitc at Omaha
Coes IVrons for the Second Tima tte
Deserts Ills Family.
fiocs Wrong the fecond Time.
Om:iIi;i .-pecial: II. .T. Darrell, bead
bookkeci-cr at McCord, Brady & Co.'s whole
sale sroccry house, did not bhow up for
work at the office. Knotting that he was
not exactly straight the firm immediately
began overhauling his looks and have thus
fnr succeeded in discovering a large deficit,
mainly concealed by skillfully doctored fig
The firm declines to state the exact
amount. Darrell was Secretary of the Elks
Club, awl iibfd the funds for ids own use to
the extent of over 4 10.
He was atki-d to restore this and agreed
to do so by canceling a bill which the club
owed McCord, Brady' & Co. Tids latter he
did by doctoring ids books. The firm dis
covered the transaction end gave the book
keeper notice that lie must fictile or be
prosecuted. He :ikcd for a few days time.
which was granted,
The mau came hero
fourteen years a-;o.
him. He defaulted
sum at his idd
But his contrition
Darrell was an :is-
from England about
His st'jry followed
in u considerable
home and fled.
was so great that
he was allowed to go on with Ids work.
He married here, and in Ids (light has aban
doned wife and babies. A.sidc from his
pecui'itions in his bookkeeping, lie has bor-
towed considerable Minis from friends. As
iieir a can be lc irncJ, his total shortage is
about 10,009. Women, wine, and cards.
GOLD I'NUEIE T1IU GLAZIKK.
A Great Snow Slide In Idaho 'Uncovers
Boise, Idaho, special: A tremendous
snow slide occurred in the hills ten miles
north of Boise. A mass of snow a quarter
of a mile in width and from four to six feet
lti depth went down into a little valley with
a roar that cuiild be heard for miles. The
cabin of a miner named Madden was
wrecked, and Madden was considerably
used up. He and his mule were swept
down the face of the hill, together with a
lot of snow, brush and other debris. He
aiys that th-s hill from which the snow
rushed is a solid mass of go!d bearing ore,
and lu; and others who escaped the slide
will stake out claims.
A Horrible Kxecution.
A horrible story was received from Sladc,
a small village in Hanover. A murderer
was to 1 e guillotined. He was placed in po
sition, but when the knife fell, to the hor
ror of the spectator., it failed to sever the
head fiom the tiiink. leaving the neck in a
terr b'y mutilat-. d condition. The horror
of the scene was increased when the execu
tioner raised the knife and made an at
tempt to wrench off the he.id of the unfor
tuuatu man with Ids hands, while blood
gushed in torrent f'oni the gaping wounds,
in spite of all tiiis tugging and twisting,
he failed to te.ir it oiT, and azaiti placed the
body under the guillotine. Again the blade
fa led to pet form its work, on y leaving the
remains worse mutilated than before. The
brutal executioner then took a knife and
hacked and slashed at the back of the neck
until lie. succeeded in tearing the head
Will Reiterate the lliargc.
Last week the Chicago Inter Oram was
sued for S200.00H damages by the National
Union Company of New Vork, for alleging
that the company was a tojlof the National
C rlage Cjitipany. The Inter Ocean pub
lished a two-column article practically re
iterating the charge and calling upon the
Attorney General of the United States and
of the State of Illinois to projeed to secure
an indictment of the directors for conduct
ing a trust in contravention of law.
Steamer Ilpccuit I.ost.
The Brit Mi steamer Deccan, from Bom
bay Jan. 12 for Maiitus. is now overdue and
is thought to be lost. It is feared that all
on lHKiid, th : crew and over 100 native pas-t-cngers.
have been drownc.l.
Wreck iu West Virginia.
Parkersburg. W. Va., special: The west
bound Baltimore & Ohio limited was
wrecked near Clarksburg, tills Stat?. The
axle of the driving wheel broke, throwing
the train azaiust a stone embankment. Tiie
mill, baggage, and two passenger cars were
completely wrecked. Fifteen people were
injured, two probably fatally.
Forlv Thousand Idle.
Tliers is great, suflering at Vieuna among
the poor, and the charitably inclined have
ince-sint demands made upon them to as
sist families who ate on the verge of staf
vatiou. Sixteen tin u-and skilled mechan
ics and 2.'!.000 unskilled laborers are out of
A Gasoline l-xplo:on.
At Chicago. Wie. ScluId'olT was killed
and fivo persons seriously injured by a gas
oline explosion in a dye house. Three of
the injured were a Mr. and Mr.. Hall and
a child, who was passing by when the ex
plosion occurred, who were painfully in
jured by flying glass
Four hundred and fifty employes of Selz,
Schwab & Co.. shoe manufacturers of Chi
cago, struck liecause of the refusal of the
firm to discharge certain men. It expected
thatthe remainder of the emp'oyes, making
600 in ail will go out.
Quarreled Over a Girl.
Fred Messenger of l.e ivenworth, Kac , a
young man prominent In society circles,
was fatally 5t:bb;d by. James McLaughlin
iu a quarrel over uhich should escort a
young lady mutually admired home from
S-hot His Son.
Fred Leaders.a merchant of White Pigeon,
Mich., quarreled with Ids son, Fred Lend
ers, end, ths young man hiving threatened
him. lie shot him in -the hip with a rifle.
Young Leaders Is dangerously wounded.
A Mrauboard .Mill Burns.
The American Strawboard. Company's
mill at Che-tcrtawn, Md.. was burned, to
gether with all the machinery. The origi
nal cost of tho plant is s dd to have b:cn
Caazed by Cigarettes and Whisky.
Eugene O'Ccttncll of Oakland, Cal., one
of the most accomplished v.'oMutsts on thrs
coast, was adjudged Insane. He Is a victim
of the cigarette haLit, roiiplicatei with
Fcar-'nl Lo or L5fc.
Aniens those wl.o kst their lives in the
recent g.ilcs alcng tha roast of Portugal
wer. clshty-tUrec marrird hi-n In additljti
to a large number whowtrj single.
.The SCaUot.I 1 cM.
A scanoia upm wmea a number of
were working on one or th2 deck- at Llr-
pool. and tliirt-e:i we.-e injured. -Eish; men
arc iu a critical condition.
After the Wlilhfey Trust. .
-It Is dcfiu'Udy known that :i-c federal
grand ju-y :il l.'o W:i. Fils. 1 liidl t d alt
the oflice -. nd dl ect . o. ui -la t e Fe -lug
anil D-a.i l..sg C m a y .u.- a I 1 t tin
ot the fc'hcrmati ut.i:-tr; law, una Uu t.d
States Marshal Hitchcock's deputies were
engaged la serving (he warrants for the ar
rest of the Indicted men. The following
were indicted: Joseph B. Greenhut, Peoria,
President; Herbert L. Terrell. New York,
Vice President; William N. Hobart, Cincin
nati, Treasurer; Warren II. Corning and
Julius E. French, Cleveland; Lewis II.
Green, Cincinnati; Kelson Morris, George
J. Gibson, and Peter J.' Hennessy, Chicago,
directors. Henpessy Is also the Secretary.
The Indictments are of the omnibus char
acter, making charges against the officers
and directors in a body. They were re
turned us of date the second Tuesday of
December last, and charge that the trust
unlawfully combined to monopolize the
manufacture and sale of highwincs, etc.,
and charge the trust with exacting and
charging great sums of. money front Dexter
R. Mills, Erastus C. Gaffleld and John Joyce
and divers other persons contrary to law.
It i understood that the defense of the
officials of the trust will be that they are
a regularly incorporated company on a
large scale, and doing business under
charter fioru the State of Illinois and that
one company cannot combine to create a
trust or monopoly.
MAY BE OC8TKU At;AIN.
Itumors Are Current that Thayer Will
Try to Unseat Boyd.
Lincoln, Neb., special: There is a wild
rumor afloat that Ex -Gov, Thayer has been
prevailed upon to renew the fijht for Gov
ernorship and contest Gov. Boyd to the last
inch. It will be remembered that the decis
ion of the United States Supreme Court was
only on Thayer's demurrer to Boyd's ans
wer and that in the very nature of things it
could not have gone into the real merits of
the case. Some days ago the mandato of
the Supreme Court was issued, remanding
the cause to tho Supreme Court of this
State for further proceedings. This man
date is expected to arrive any day, and this
rumor says that a reply to Boyd's answer
in the original-quo warranto case has been
prepared; that Thayer will sign it and that
it will be filed in the State Supreme Court
Tiiis reply will bring t"ie question of Boyd's
citizenship squarely before tho Court so
that evidence may be taken and the case
decided on its merits.
A number of prominent Republicans arc
in the city and they with Gov. Thayer and
ids attorneys have been in consultation.
This gives some color to tho rumor.
GABZA WANTS TO COilE IN.
Be Will Surrender if He Is Assured that
He Will Not Be Sent to Mexico.
San Antonio, Texas, special: .It was
learned that Robert Sommarlin, the attor
ney of Alejandro Gonzales, father-in-law
of Catarino Garza, is negotiating with Gov.
J. S. Hogg, for the surrender of the revolu
tionary leader to the State authorities, and
it Is expected the formal action will take
placo in the course of a few days -Mr.
Sommarlin has returned from Austin, where
be had a prolonged interview with the Gov
ernor and Adjutant General Maybry rela
tive to the treatment of peaceable citizens
by the United State troops and the pro
posed surrender of Garza, who, he an
nounced, was willing to give himself up if
assurance was given him that he would not
be turned over to the Mcxicau authorities.
SUIT OVER CREEUE MINES.
Last Chance People- Restrained from
" Extracting Ore from the Territory.
Denver special: The first suit over
Creedc mines has been entered. An in
junction order restraining the Last Chance
people from extracting ore from the terri
tory now in dispute with New York parties
was made by Judge Hallett in the United
States Circuit Court. It grants two in
spectors to the plaintlfls, with full power to
examine the workings of the Last Chance
at all times. This Injunction continues un
til further orders, and the plaintlfls filed a
bond in the sum of 510,00) as required by
the court. This action will become as cel
ebrated as the Aspen case before the liti
FORTY LOST THEIR LIVES.
Neir'oundland I lahermea Go Down in a
Of the 220 men who went sailing off the
coast of Newfoundland and were caught in
a storm, at least forty lost their lives, be
ing either drowned or frozen to death.
Mo'.t of those lost were fathers, and there
is great lamentation among their families.
The Legislature adjourned as a mark of
Silver Mines Shutting; l:own.
Butte, Mont., special: The silver mines
in this district arc in a ticklish condition
owing to the low price of silver. Tho Alice
has clcsed its stamp mills and reduced its
force to ten men, laying off about 253 men.
Tiic Blue Bird, the largest mine in the dis
ttict, lias been closed by attachment for
STO.-l.M on an overdraft for that mount.
The concern is an English corporation.
The reverses of the miii3, it is said, arc
due to the low price o' silver and litiga
tion iu which it lias been involved for sev
eral years. Oi-er 100 men are thrown out
of employment by the attachment.
Treacher Kills a Deacon.
B'rmingbam, Ala., special: Rev. John
Calvin, a Methodist minister in Green
County, shot and killed William Hcrdy,
deacon in his church, and fatally wounded
a brother-in-law of Herdy. Herdy suspect
ed Calvin of being intimate with Ids
(Hcrdy's) wife and attacked him wits a
cane, when Calvin drew a pistol and fired
with the above result.
Ex-Governor Burned to Death.
Little Rock. Ark., special: Ex-Gov. Elias
N. Conway, the fifth Governor of Arkansas,
was burned to death at his home in that
city. He had lived alone since the war.
His mind had been unbalanced since 186."V,
and he imagined that anarchists were at
tempting to poison him on account of his
having been a ruler of the people of Arkan
sas. Died or Hydrophobia.
Nashville, Tenn., special: Bob Drlnkard
was found dead iu a cabin, a victim of hy
drophobia. Dur ug one of his fits lu bit
himself in many places and bled to dcatn
from the wound;. II J was bitten by a mad
dog about two weeks ago and neglected the
Imported Laborer Caught.
Immigrant Inspector St ration of Phila
delphia arrested Zapoiu Rokaski at Wilkes
barie. Pa. Rokaski was one of the impotted
laborers who came over oo the City of Chi
cago. He was detained iu New York by
the authorities, but' managed to escape.
Two Kcntnck'.au Killed.
BriTfs Caldwell s'jot : nd killed Fount
Justice and Cairles Hancock it Soottsville,
Ky. Caldwell and Ju tice were btothc s-in-law,
between wham had been aa old
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THE NEW OBLKAKS FIGHT.
Fltmstmmohs Wins a ElRht with Mabel
la Twelve .Bounds.
New Orleans special: One of tho greatest
pugilistic exhibitions ever announced to
occur in one night in the tame club was
witnessed at the Olympic club, fully 5,000
persons being present.
Frank Slavin and Felix Vaquelin. and
Charley Mitcho'l and Arthur Upham gave
preliminary sparring exhibitions, and Peter
Malier, champion of Ireland, and Robert
Fitzsimmons, middleweight champion of the
world, fought to a finis'.i.
Of course tho Fitzsimmons-Maher fight
was the event- The day had been entirely
devoted to prize fighters to tho exclusion
even of interest in the carnival. Betting
had been free and rumors New thick and
Many big bets were made. The Garfield
Track syndicate of Chicago placed upwards
of 812,000 on Fitzsimmons. George Clark of
Chicago put 8,000 on Fitzsimmons; Jerry
Daly, ?2,500; D. II. Ormsby, S3,noo, also on
Fitzsimmons. On Malier Charley Johnson
placed S-1,203; Jim Adams of Now York,
S8.6C0; Billy Madden and Steve cBrodie,
The fight lasted twelve rounds when
Fitzsimmons landed a blow that scut Mahcr
to his corner, when lie gave up the fight.
WHISKY TRUST WILL FICliT.
The Case Will Be Taken to tho Court of
the Last Jtenort.
Boston special: Charles A. Prince, coun
sel for the defendants in the whisky trust
"We shall take our cases to the United
States Supreme Court. The cases will be
tried at Boston, but we shrill accept no de
cision as final that does not come, from the
supremn bench. These gentlemen who
have been indicted have not been running a
trust. They have formed a company which
owns certain property. It do3s not control
the entire output of the product manufact
ured. It is not a monopoly and has not
conspired against competitive Interests."
SCAHED AT THE BIG VLAIIIS.
Chilians Fear the Baltimore Sailors' Bills
W 111 Bankrupt Them.
Valparaiso special: There is great anxi
ety here to learn if the United States gov
ernment intends to ask Chili for all the in
demnity claimed by the Baltimore sailors.
In response to the news aboVit the indemnity
claims, exchange rapidly failing. The
Chilian government has informed all in
quirers that it has received no intelligence
officially to the cflcct that such claims will
lie pressed by the United States. There is
general surprise among bankers and other
mercantile houses in that city at the amount
asked. Its largeness causes great comment.
A I'EUULIAU LOTTERY SUIT.
An Express Company Charged with Em
bezzling a I'rize.
James Klrcliner or Monro.', Mich., has
commenced a suit iu the Circuit Court
against the Anieric.vi Epre;s Company for
10.000 damages. He claims tint Iat No
vember he bought a ticket iu one of the
southern lotteries, an 1 happened to draw a
ST.5J0 prize.- Kirchncr lot the ticket bo
fore ho had a chance to pieseut it for pay
ment. He now alleges that it was found by
the express company, which collected and
retained the money.
TO MAKE COTTON CLOTH.
A Colored Syndicate Will I'ut in a Big
l'lunt Near Chicago.
A transaction was completed at Chicago,
the outcome of which will bo watched with
Interest throughout the country. The Co
lumbian Cotton Mill Company, an cnter
prbe controlled almost exclusively by col
ored men, purchased a large tract of land
six and one-half miles from Chicago on
the Eastern Illinois Railroad, upon which
to commence the building of a plant for
the manufacture of cotton cloth.
Another Tragedy by a I emalo Crank.
Emma Williams, colored, fatally wounded
Eleanor Kichnrdsou, also colored. The
case resembles that of Alice Mitchell's of
Memphis. Eleanor Is a bright mulatto, 17
years old, and Emma Williams a comely
black of 23. The two have been living to
gether for mote than a year. Emma dis
playing a most ardent alTeetim for l.cr
companion. IJcccntly Eleanor went to a
ball with a male friend. Emma followed,
and, railing, her from the room, stabbed her
repeatedly with a large knife, Inflicting
A u Economic Crises.
San Jose, Costa Bica, special: The events
of the past few weeks rortcud a serious
economic ci isis. Tho government appears
si much impressed with the gravity or tho
situation that it has suspended for the
present. its cffoits to secure loans. Tho
coffee crop Is but two-thirds tho amount of
the previous year's harvest and tho price is
stationary at So per .quintal. There iC
much anxiety in commercial circles aud it
is feared that several hou-cs will fail.
A fire at the Hamilton & D.iyton Railway
depot in C.neinnati. Ohio, destroyed two
cxpre-scars and two postal cars together
ritli a shed used by the 1'iitt. States ex
press Company for storage. The loss of
express goods is believed tolie small, though
the amount is not known definitely. What
gives moH importance to the lire is the de
struction of letters in the mail car. At
lea-tono large sackful of letters was de
stroyed. Given a New. Trial.
Talton Hall, the nolcd murderer of so
many men, who was found guilty of killing
Policeman Hyltou at CI ideville, Trim .
and who was sentenced to hang on the 14th
of this month. wasgrantcJ a new trial by
Judge lt:chardon of the Supreme Ctmt.
T.ic next trial will begin iu June. The
people are indignant over the matter, as
they all agree that he should hang.
serious Rioting in TripoP. i
A Tripoli dispatch announced that there
has bscn serious rioting there growing out
of the issuo of a firman by the Suit in,
making the natives liable to conscription.
The Arabs had an encounter with tho
troops, several being killed and many
The World's Fair Mrllco.
Th entire farce of 300 statrmakers em
ployed on the World's Fair gtcun.1 at
Chicago, struck for an advance of .1 cents
an hour in wage. The contractors say tho
"strike will -not delay tlu work, aud that
they will be able to fill the strikers' places
Robbers Use Iyuamitc.
The Coldwat.-r (Mich.) National Bank
was robbed, the s ife b.own open and 23,000
in cash taken, iu r.dditlin to a deposit of
1,000 of Philadelphia and leading deferrca
bonds. On; thousand dollars rewatd is
offered for th-s arrest of ths rubber..
I irteen Scalers l'crlslie;!.
St. John-. N. F., special: Fifteen of tho
men driven oSX t om Trinity white seal
hunting, pa.i had fr,uu exposure aud ten
are tiil m.ssinj. Gravo doubts aro felt for
their being found alive.
MalT J:!:ei resume Wo-lc
Tlis stalT tuakeis at, thi World's Fair
gr. u:ds wh. struck for en r.dvance In
wages returned to work. haiug reached an
aieemjiit with t!:2-ntrac: j v.
it K lied 11 i:i.
Edw.irJ N :re.trom, employed in tha Na
t'o ml Rolling .Mills. Mc!e-ji o.-r. Fa., was
dr.wn t'jronj': :hu rollvi , . u 1 rrjs :ed to
" !v's" ng-liie 'ircaty. s
Scjn-tsir,-. hiVine t.nd ::i i:.-:th?hiMItiIst2r
hav- s:ct..J i y .ookt .1 - the ui sii
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THE SOUTH- STATE AND THE
..- CAR FAMINE.
Official Figures Upon the Crops and the
Railroads' Inability to Handle The in
Some 1 Igures tor Other Sections to
Study, and Emulate If They Can.
The Car Famine.
H. J. Rick, Chan-man of tho South
Djkota Hoard of Railway Commission
cr is preparing a special report for
the governor concerning the gra'n
blockade and car famine that prevailed
injicarly every part of the State last
November and December. Air. Rice
giyes an interesting account of tho
"famine," and says to lelievo it was ono
of, the most important as well as-perplexing;
tasks of tho Commission. Jt
was also the most prolific source of
-complaint. The-inability of railway
companies to furnish ' cars rapidly
enough to move a 40,000,000 bushel
wheat crop was not surprising. The com
panies as well asthc-Commissjon realized
what was coming, and on July 27 sent
a circular to fuel dealers all over tho
State urging them to put iu their stock
of fuel early so that cars usually em
ployed iu the coal trade could be used
for wheat transportation. To this sug
gestion many gave attention, and hun
dreds of cars that came in loaded with
coal went out tilled with wheat. In
this way a large portion of early thrash
ing was marketed and out of the way
before the bulk of the cropwas ready
to move. Responses to requests for
cars and motive power sent to other
States were liberal, and as a result it was
simply impossible to meet the demand.
At one place the doors and windows
of the warehouses were boarded up and
holes cut in the roof aud the buildings
filled tc their utmost capacity. At
other points farmers were notified that
their wheat could nit bo stored and
they, were advised not to haul it to mar
ket. In this way tho receipts were tem
porarily checked. Under such circum
stances complaints poured in upon the
commission. All that could be done was
to urgn the companies to provide moro
cars aud sco that they" were equally dis
tributed. At this time the commission
visited irt. Paul, Minneapolis, and Chi
cago, and succeeded in inducing mana
gers of the principal Kites to make ad
ditional efforts to relievo the overbur
dened warehouses. This they did, and
in a fortnight the situation began to im
prove, and soon every market in tho
State was reopened.
The actual shipments of all grains
from South Dakota during the months
of August, September, October and No
vember, as shown by statements fur
nished by the railroad companies to the
commission, was as follows:
t ll"tll 1 tl, 4 -I"
a Atu. fH- l4 tu
Total for four months 19,-:0., 3)
The reports show that on the 1st day
of December there was stowed in the
elevators at railway stations in this
Stato 6,000,493 bushels; on the same
date there was in the hands of farmers
not less than 10,000, 0C0 bushels.
Unprecedented Amount of Water
Tiiinughoiit South I.'nkota.
Nkvkk before in the history of South
Dakota, or that part bordering the Mis
souri River north of Ron Homme
County, has theio been at this seasou or
the year such an enormous body of
water, soaking fields, roads aud street?,
as right now. The large body of snow
which has been gathering in strength
all winter, has faded away and iu its
stead remains water, watr, water; so
much so in fact that traveling is a bur
den aud hauling loads on tho public
highways an impossibility. Rut for all
that, the Tanners and business men arc
never heard kicking. Tiiis water has
been our greatest nee 1 just at t is sea
son, aud it is in such abundance that
even the rainmakers are forgotten for
the lime being, and every one is prepar
ing for spring .ork. Th - crop acreage
this year will be an enormous one. and
with the last year's success to bank uu
everything for South Dakota wears a
rosy hue. For the first time in several
years the numerous creeks are now full
of water, and du.iug tho past few days
several bridges have been carried out
on these booming little stivuihs.
SCHOOLS OF SOUTH D KOTA.
Tho State Ucll Supjl"e:l will Inst tu
t'ons o I.carn'ng
Sot-Tit Dakota is making splendid
progress in the matter of popular eJu
cation. Not only is the attendance
large in the city, village' and country
schools, but also tho college., acade
mies and universities. South Dakota
has state institutions as follows Statu
university at Vermillion, agricultural
college at Itrookings. tunr.al schools at
Madison and Spearhead, sclio ! of mutes
at fcioux Falls, school of mines at Rapid
City. The sectarian schoo s" are as lol
lows, and the work being done ran.es
high: Yankton college, UcdlicM col
lege, All Saints school, St Augustine
college and the Baptist college atisiou-;
Fails; Hope schocl at Springfield,
academy at Scotland, M. E.universitiis
at Mitchell and Hot Springs, univeisity
at Pierre, and several Catholic, institu
qijs. one at Jefferson. There are also
Indian schools at Flamlrcau, Pierre,
Rapid City, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, St.
Stephen's mission. :-antce Agency,
Crow Creek, Fort Tito upson. Good
Will school on the Whapetou and Low
er Brule, Sisseton Wcscrve. and Chey
enne Agency. These are filled to over
flowing with lmppv,hcarty, healthy stu
dents. lt of. Follinsbce recently stated
that the students of tho Dakota schoo's
and colleges had more color iu their
faces, in fact looked hca'.thicr tl.an
those of the eastern cities h'j had vis.t
ed. Truly the educational development
of South Dakota is a record of which
I he citizens may justly be proud. No
state in the union with the same popu
lation has as many schools as South
Vatic President or Yankton College.
Phof. A. T. r'RKR, at present Secre
tary of the American College anil Edu
cational Society of Boston, Mass.. has
been elected President of Yankton Col
lege, an institution supported by the.
Congregational Church, i'r. f. Free is
one of the college faculty at present,
occupying tho chair of mineralogy and
geology, but obtained a leave of absence
for one year in order to acquaint him
clf with advanced methods of educa
Uelcgatrs to a Ra n Convention.
At the delegate county rain conven
t.o:i at Aberdeen, fifteen delegates were
elected to attend the trial rain tesi at
I olarid tiic last of prii . The delega
tion is ntitiiori r:l to detfrm'nc whsther
theexj er mentis a succs-ss, and whether
the in-got at o.n: shall bu close' with tha
tiondlaud Kns:: Kari Co .lp.tuy.
t min;r to o-t:!i I nl.ot.
GKirti: IIki.vkmanv of I uron ro-lui:i-id
from an extended easi :.i ;s t.
Je jays a large number oT funnels in
Ea-te. n I i oN-are :op;iru:g to 10...0
o'im:hI):i on Many have uis- oi'd
of lli Ir r s th t.- :cf-ar ti I. ids
in . i nt. . V.k. .; uu i :.ie now On lh.r
way the c. ..O-h s a-o idi.;vj i ug ;6
do likewise, lie reports lively interest
in South Dakota at every point visited,
and declares that by tha time another
crop Is harvested a tide of Immigration
equaling in magnitude that of any pre
vious year will have set In.
A Triple Encampment.
The joint encampment of tho G. A.
RM W. R. Cj and S. of V., being the
ninth annual encampment for the first
two orders and the third annual for tho
S. of V.. which occurs at Mitcholl on
the 14th, 15th," and 16th Insts., promises
to be tho largest attended of any past
encampment held iu tho State.
IT GOES TO GRAND ISLAND.
State College ot th Baptist Association
Located in .That City.
Ricv. F. E. Rrittbn of Norfolk, J. R.
Forco of Tekamah, A. V. Whiting o
Fairbury, W. O.- Fletcher and Rev. O.
A. Will.ams of Lincoln, Rev. J. T). Pulis
of. Red Cloud, Rev. W. U. Evans ol
York, and George II. Thummcl, J-. L.
Kryan, Rev. II. L. House, and L. M.
Rryan of Grand Island, tho Board ol
Trustees of, the Baptist Educational
Associat'on of Nebraska, met at Grand
Island and received tho report thai
that city had finished her work and had
fulfilled her part of tho Baptist college
contract. The city has prepared to
deed in fee simple four blocks of land
together with tho vacated streets run
ning between, with a completed college
building 58x132 feet, threp stories high,
also 200 residence lots, the salo or lien
of which is to form a permanent endow
ment fund. In return the Baptist de
nomination will make this perpetually
their central and only collego in tho
State. Tho meeting of the board re
sulted only in tho appointment of a
committee which was to examine the
titles and guarantys.
Though the proposition has been be
fore tho city for almost four years, it is
only within the past few months that
active work has been dono to close up
the deal. The collego will be managed
similarly as the Des Moines Baptist
University as an adjunct to tho Rocke
feller Chicago University. It will be
under the indirect supervision of the
Chicago institution, though having a
faculty and'a complete management of
The dormitory building will bo imme
diately commenced, and it is expected
that the school can be opened by the 1st
of September. Tho college is located
in a suburb about one and a half miles
from the city proper and commands a
far-reaching view. -
THE BEATRICE CHAUTAUQUA.
Arranging For This Year's Assembly at
The Beatrice Chautauqua manage
ment has about concluded arrange
ments for this year's assembly, and will
shortly announce its program. Messrs.
V. D. Nicholis of that city and S. D.
Roberts of Lincoln, have acquired pos
session of 'he entire stock of the con
cern and will have exclusive charge of
tho management. Both gentlemen
were in the old management and arc
consequently thoroughly experienced in
Chautauqua affairs. It is the intention
to make tho assembly a perpetual insti
tution, and in all its bearings it will ad
here strictly to the Chautauqua rule.
The assembly will be of tec days' dura
tion and will be a veritable university
in the woo.Is.
COUNT AND CONVICT.
A Ccrman Nobleman 1'ardoned by Ne
braska's t overnor.
Gov. Boyd has commuted tho sen
tence of Chrrlcs Thomas, serving a sen
tence of Gve years for forgery. He has
been an inmate of tne prison thrco
years. Sines incarceration it developed
that his real name was Werner Mout
nflc. He is a German Count, whose
home is in Palscin, Germany, and whose
family rank high in tho Prussian nobil
ity. To .Meet at CI rami Island.
hkcided by a meeting Oi
Grand Island riattdtietschcrvcrcin the
annual convention oi the Plattduct
scher central vereni von Nord Amcrika
will take place there Juno 17 to 21 in
clusive. Delegates of subordinate
vcreins will attend from all parts of the
country. The society consists of over
200 organizations. Sunday, June 19,
will be German day, and every dialect
of that language will be represented.
No pi o ram has yet been made, but is
in the hands of a committee. Last
year's meeting was at Denver, vhero
G. M. He'n, editor of der Ilernhh se
emed the 1102 convention for that
' Cliastd Ity a Vaahc.
Dami:i. Joit.ro-, who Kves at Ne
braska City, has been insjsni! for some
years. He has been in tho asylum in
Lincoln aud sent back as an incurable.
Since his return he has been kept lock
ed in a room at his home He got out
aud picket up a butcher knife aud
started for h's w'fc, who ran out of the
houfe screaming. Her son happened
to be near, auu hearing her screams
came to the rescue. He captured the
old man aud Iocko 1 him up again. An
elTort will Le made to have Johnson
placcdln the asylum aain.
He Remembers Anilcrsonville.
A grand reunion of old soldiers was
held at the residence of Comrade Davis,
at Hyannis. Twcnty-fcvcn years have
pa'ssed since Comrade Davis was liber
ated from Andcrsoiivilic prison, and on
each year he celebrates thf event by
giving his comrades a dinner. Music,
speeches, dancing, and cards were in
dulged in. Twcnty-fojr hours were
si cut nt tho reunion, and it was a most
enjoyable occasion. About' fifty guests
Rich Haul or Robbers.
Mr.". B. F. Tr.ETEits arrived at Thcd
ford to visit her parents. While en
route from her home she left. her valise
on the scat of the car f jr a moment and
on returning d'scovercd that S2S0 had
Leon ex racte.l from it in her absence.
No clue to the robbers has been discov
ered. IMion Business Failure.
Carson Ilnor., who liavo been en
gaged in the grocery business at Gibbon
for a long" time, have failed. The stock
was rod at ao.et.on for the benefit oi
Rpiiioved to Nebraska City.
Tiik Otoe County Alliance, official or-,
gan of the Farmers and Citizen's Alli
ance, which has teen in existence at
Dunbar for a year, has moved to Ne
Charges or Ilcodllng.
At Omaha, ox-City Councilmeu Mori
arty, Tuttlc, and Mad. on, aud ox-Street
Commissioner Flannery wcra arrested
on warrants charging them with bood-
Uoine Gro-.rn Tobacco.
A quantitv of cigars manufactured
of tobacco grown iu the vicinity o!
Kearney are now on the market. The
crn:. Loth in texture and flavor, is ex
C. t.-r a County Ticasurer's fcalp.
.1 II. Hoi'kin?, an alliance leader at
C oil!, in-tituted proceedings of ouster
ngaiusi C: irity TicuSurcr Scott, char-;-m.s"
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
PROCEEDINGS IN THE NATIONAL
Irils 'atrotlueod aad the important Ro
ings o a Week la the Rous and Sea
ate -A Variety o Topic ot Interest
The Solon at Work.
A special message from tho President on
the Huggett Claims of tho Wichita and
t.fflictd tribos of Indians In Oklahoma Ter
lltory was presented to tho Sonata 011 tho
55th and referred to tho Cotiinlitteo on In
t'.ian Affairs. Among tho bill- reported
from tho committee aud placed on tbs cal
endar were the following; Appropriatluj?
(500,009 for an additional flrcp'jof building
Tor tho National Museum; authorizing tho
purchase of a slto for a building for the ac
commodation of the Supremo Court of tho
United States.' A confereiioo was ordered
on tho census deficiency bill. A joint reso
lution to provldo for an international bl
hictalllc agreement having been roachetl on
the calendar. It waa laid ovor without ac
tion. A bill appropriating SO,O0O for a
public building at Grand Island, Neb., 'was
reported and placed on tho calendar.
The House of Representatives on tho 27th
In committee cf tho whole authorized an in
novation, an amendment to the Indian ap
propriation bill proposed by 5Ir. "lowers be
ing adopted, providing that the President
may detail officers of tho army to act sis
Indian agents whenever vacancies occur.
On motiou It was amended to provide that
tench officer whllo actlr Indian agent bo
under the orders and directions of the Sec
retary of the Interior. The committee then
passed to tho conslderarion or a clause ap
propriating SI00.00O for tho construction
and repair of Indian schools. Pending final
action the committco roso and tho House
In the House on the 29th tho Rules Com
mittee reported a resolution making tho
Bllvcr bill a special order for March 22, 23.
hnd 24. At the Instance ot Keprcsentatlvo
Dockery. the Houso adopted a resolution
directing the Committee on Judiciary to in
quire into and report to tho House as to the
right of the Secretary of tho Treasury to
Use tho hundred millions gold reserve for
current expenditures. On motion of Stump
a concurrent resolution was agreed to, au
thorizing tho House and t.'O Senate Com
mittees ou Immigration to Jointly Investi
gate the workings of the immigration laws
and the importation of contract labor. Mr.
Catchings, from the Commlttso -on Kules,
reported a resolution providing that on
Tuesday, March 22, immediately after tho
morning session, the Houso proceed to the
consideration ot the silver bill, and should
the said bill not bo sooner disposed of, tho
Houe shall continue the resolution during
Wednesday the 23d. and Thursday the 2ltli.
Tho resolution was ordered pi luted, and
Catchings gave notice that he would ask
the House to consider it. The House theu
wont into committco of the whole on tho
Indian appropriations. Mr. Holmau moved
an amendment making the appropriations
for the Carlisle school applicable to tho pu
pils now in attendance.
In tho Senate on tho 29th. Mr. San ford
Introduced a bill to determine tho value of
kho legal-tender dollars, which was laid on
the table for the present. "It provides that
the value of twenty-live and eight-tenths
grains of gold bo tho standard by which
Will be determined tho value of a dollar;
all dollars to bo. received and paid out iu
discharged debts, both public and private,
at par, measured by-that standard, wheth
er tho stamp of tho government making
'the dollar bn on gold, silver, paper or other
material; also tho legal tender value of
each dollar Issued by tho United States
shall depend alouo on the stamp of the
government, aud there shall be no obliga
tion on the part of the government to ex
change one' dollar for another." Mr. Vilas
Introduced a bill to amend the pen don laws
Referred to the Committee ou Pensions. It
proposes to have pensions paid to wives (if
any) or to guardians of children. Mr.
Voorhees presented a petition from Still
well post, G. A. IS., for tho defeat of the
free coinage of silver The Idaho election
case was again taken up and Claggett re
sumed his argument in support of his clalic
to the Seat.
'the Senate Finance Committee on the 1st
directed that a favorable report he made
on the House hill for the better control of
aud to promote the safety of national hanks.
An amendment was added authorizing
banks to enlarge their circulation to the
full par value of the United States bonds
deposited, so that the hill must go back to
the House If It passes the Senate. The com
mittee ordered adverse reports on four hills
Introduced to remove taxation 011 Stato
banks' circulation and to subject national
hank notes and United States treasury
notes to State taxation. After tho Senate
kid. disposed of considerable unimportant
business it resumed consideration of the
Idaho contest "d election case.
Tiik Druids held many p'ants sacred,
lM. for instance, vervain, selago, mistle
toe, and, among trees, the oak aud tho
A COO-rouxn shark was washed up on
the beach at S icia Island Wash., a few
lays ;igo. In its maw was found the
r 'mains of a human hand, thought to
le that of a t-iwash.
Tiik time of building the first iron
hip is a matter of dispute but there is
t tradition that as far back as l'ST an
ton vessel was used on the" Severn
At a Catholic eenvent in Fort L'crth
lld, N. I)., all the sisters, including the
.other superior, are Indians and tho
.tirittial director is a priest of Mohawk
Tiik rains have raised tho waters of
altou Lake to nearly as grett a height
s they were last spring. The Gila
liver is rising, which affects tho Colo
ado iSivcr and causes the lake to fill,
An engineer on the -Misouri Pacific
las invented a coat of mail so con
trived that when a man is held up by
obbers he can discharge a revolver
while both hands aro confined above
This has been a terrible winter Tor
Ftock on the Idaho ranges. Thousands
of animals are dead, and the stockmen
say that owing to the recent heavy
Fuows there is no possible hope for the
Tiik PhoMiicians were acquainted
with the use of extremely hardened
t on (properly speaking steel), as their
liumerous and beautiful works in orna
picntal metallurgy, and the cutting-and
tngravingof prc-'ious stones show.
Tns United Kingdom has neither pe
troleum nor natural gas. Our product
of each in 1S3 was nearly S2",000,003
on the spot the aggregate, as given by
the latest report of the United States,
geological survey, being over 17,000,
000. Tub State treasury of New Hamp
shire has just been drawn on for Siro
for the thirty-six bears killed within
tho limits of one town (1'artlett), dur
ing last year, and of this sum one
man, F. C. Merrill, received S2S0 for
twenty-eight that he personally killed.
It has boon discovered that silver ex
ists in the ashes oT two volcanoes in
the Andes of Ecuador in South Ameri
ca. The nunutitv of silver is exceed
ingly minute, however, being about
two-fifths of an ounce to a ton of ashes
at Cotopaxi and about three-tenths of
an ounce at Tungtiragua.
In 101G an awful famine ratted
throughout all Europe, and again from
11U3 to 1195, when complete crop fail
ures caused terrible suffering. In Eng
land and Franco tho people ate the llesh
of dogs and cats, and many casos of
cannibalism were recorded. During-the
latter three years thousands upon thou
sands perished from starvation.
The Freni-h Congo country U fivo
times the size of France. It is believed
that .it contains 8.COD.000 people, and
more than half of tham are I'ahou'us.
as Do Bran a calls them, or Fans as
Du Chaillu made them known. Those
who know them test say their name is
properly Fangs They are by fur the
most remarkable people in Weit Africa.
A.AMDKX80NJPre't. . 1
O. ANDERSON, P. ANDERSON.
JACOB URE1HKX, HENRI KAQAT2,
First National Bank
Heuirt ircondioi lay 17, 1191.
taans and Dlsconats WMTI N
U.S. Bonds . lSHLM
Besl estate, fusltore sad
Due from otker banks $23,17X33
Doe from U. S. Treasury.. 673.08 . .
Cuh oa band 15,479.41 IV.sW.fT'
-iat- . ta7f.VM.4t
Capital and rtrplas t fjS0,OBV.0V
Undivided profits 10,439.14
National baok notes oststaBdlnf 13,500.09
Rediscounts .' M.88L21
Da depositors Me.tSl.0S
J H. KfeLIAIf
Office oTer Colombo State Bank, Colombsa,
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Job-Work, Soofinr aid Gutter
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IVShop on 13th street, Krause Bro.'s eld
stand oa Thirteenth street. S2tf
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Ijy Repairing of all kinds of UphoU
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Short Notice. Buggies, Wag-
as, etc., Bade te erder,
aid all work Giar-
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