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T0LU3LE XXIL-NUMBER 48.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,140.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1892,
fc. - r.
THE 0D RELIABLE
Columbus State Bank
(Oldest Bank In the Stated r ,;j
Pgys Interest onTime Deposits
Hates Loans on Real Estate,.
ISSUE3 BIGHT DRAFTS ON
bamaka, Ckicas9, New York am all.
BELLS STEAMSHIP TICKETS
BUYS GOOD NOTES
in 1 Helpr Its Cnstouura when they Need HMp
OFFICERS AND DIRECTOIS :
LElNDIUt GERTtAKI), Trosldcnt.
1. II. HENRY. Vice-l'resident.
JOHN STAUFrEU. Cashier.
M. IHlUGGEll G. W. HULST.
Capital of $500,000
Fail is Capita
C. II. BlTELDON. Pres't.
II. T. 1L OEHI JUCIT. Yice-Pros't.
C. A. NEW WAN. Cnsh'or.
DANIEL SCUIHAM. Ass't Cash.
STO CKHOLDERS :
O. n Sheldon. J. P. Becker,
H.'rrnan l. ILOehlrich, Curl Bleuke.
Jon is Welnh. W. A Mo Ulieter.
J. Ilnnrv Vr'urdrman. IL M. Winslow,
Georto W Galley, 8. C. Groy,
FiankKoror, Arnold F. H. Oehlrtev
Uwiry Loseke, Gerhard Iioscko.
rrtnnk of feyaostt ; interest allowed on Mini
deposit; liny ana soil exchange n United
States and Ktiicpc, anil buy nnd sell available
?csint!ea. We ahajl be vie ised to r.-celre your
business. We S3bcit your patronage. I8decs7
PUMPS BE PAIRED ON SHOUT
Oltv It. nssrly opposite Pott-ofRee.
Creates many a new business,
Enlarges many an old business,
Revives many a dull business,
Rescues many a lost business,
Saves many a failing business,
Preserves many a large business,
Secures success in any business.
Bo say a aaan of traalneea, andw add thai
Jo Jicloua drertiaing, for tide section ol country.
As one of the mediums, becanse it la nad fcy the
beet people, tbose who know what they want anc
pay for what they get. We cha!leag comp&rieoc
with any conntry paper ia the world in thia re
apect twenty years publishing by the same
management, and nerer one dnn to anbscriberi
pablisbed in Tux Jocbnal. This, better than
anything; else, shows the !asa o! people who
read Xnx Jocekal erery week. tf
ISO Innlrt safety mIa
tent Wit nvat I to . Uara
Tr -- aan AmC Rts4 a casta
av MmwuUt aiai.ta,. s4.iw
Carsats and Trade Harks obtained, aad all Pat-
SKiJcdactta for iititTcran
oub orncK ia orpoairK v.b. rATkirr
OFF1CK. Ws har no matwcsm, a'l benaea
difset.heaceiia can trPrt Mtot W.taass tr
bws time exi at LtiiS0i6r lino thi-a remoU
traa Vaal i n si 4a.
'foa no. dra-Uc, p! tr., wiw dns.'nj
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THE WORLD'S DOINGS
Happenings of a Week
in Condensed Form.
ANOTHER MINE HORROR
HUNDREDS UF MINERS PERISH !
Terrible Kxplovon or Fire Damp in a
Belgian Mine Ol the STO Miners Only a
Few F scaped Death The Explosion Ke
nembled an Earthquake.
nrly Three Hundred Miners I'erlsh.
Brussels special: An explosion of fire
r.amp in a colliery near Cliarlerol occurred
while many miners ivera underground. The
fate of the men Is not known. The explo
sion was at the Andcrluis colliery, in which
353 men were ut work. Only three of these
have thus far reached tbo mouth of the pit
Tho other men, if any, who survived the
shvk of the explosion, are apt to meet their
death from the choke damp, as with the de
struction of the ventilator it is Impossible
to rid the mine of gases.
A lare number of the miners were mar
ried, and their familioi and friends arc at
the pit mouth frantic with grief.
Later particulars regarding the explosion
show that it occurred in a gallery 400 feet
bVow the surface, where 270 men were
working. Of this number forty escaped by
means of a second shaft and sixteen others
were rescued in a fatally injured condition.
It is feared that of the men In tho mine 200
of them have been killed.
Tim (ibock from the explosion resembled
an earthquake, and had the effect of a
small-sized earthquake. Soon crowds of
excited men, women and children with
blanched faces Hocked to the mouth of the
fatal pit. Almost every family in the whole
place had a relative or friend in the mine.
Itcscuers soon descended, and after a long
interval of weary suspense brought to the
surface thirty or forty unfortunates, all
either dead or seriously injured. A great
sheet of flame must have shot through the
mines, as the miners eyela-shes and hair
were all singed oft".
The crowds increased as the day wore on.
The rescuers began to come to the surface,
:i few at a time, bearing one or two man;lcd
forms. The scenes usually incident to such
disasters were re-enacted with, if possible,
more than usual intensity. Tbe work of
the recuirs was greatly retarded by the
noxious gase3 still remaining in the mine.
There Is hardly a shadow of hope that any
of the men who were in the mine at the
time of the explo ion arc now alive.
TOLICKMEN IN OKLAHOMA.
Only One or the Twenty-Eluht Follce
liien I-efl to l'atrul the Territory.
Washington special: When the territory
of Oklahoma was admitted on April 22.188K,
twenty-eight men began its patrol as police
men. They continued until .May 2, IM'0,
and in that time four of their number were
killed, two were badly wounded, fifteen
were compelled to abandon their work
on account of illncrs superinduced by
hardship, and altogether there is only one
of the twenty-eight now in the service.
This man, Kanom I'aine. w:is at the cap1.
1 j1 endeavoring to secure the insertion in
th'j deficiency bill of an item appropriating
t"i.202 for the payment of the force, for in
addition to all the other evils that befell
them tbe policemen have never yet received
a cent of pay.
Committed Suicide on the Trnin.
New Albany, Intl., special: Kate Smith,
while enroutc to this c.ty frtim Louisville,
committed suicide on tho train by taking
strychnine. S io died in horrible agony
She was at one time considered to lie the
handsomest woman, in Southern Indiana.
Two years ago she eloped with a Cincin
nati traveling man, who deserted her.
To Make Their Own Treaties.
Ottawa, Ont special: Hon. David Mills,
a lSderal leader, has given notice that he
will Introduce. a measure in Parliament in
favor of Canada negotiating her own treat
ies, .subject tD the approval of the Domin
Sighted the Indiana.
London special: The American steamer
Indiana, which sailed from Philadelphia
for Russia with flour and provisions des
tined for the famine sufferers of that coun
try, was sighted off Hebrides. She signalled
Samoaits Not sntlstied.
Samoan advices arc to the effect that
vjrieiis meetings hell throughout the
islands have declared that an amendment
o: the Ilctlin treaty of 1580 is a necessity,
and it in further learned that p?titions to
that end will be addressed to the govern
ments of the United Stato , Great ltritaiiai
I'oublc Lynching I'rohable.
Little Kock, Atk.. special: Intcnss ex
citement prevails in Ashley County :;nd a
double lynching Is probable. The cau-e of
t lie trouble is the poisoning of Mrs. Saltie
Hnt.nible, who died recently. Urn and
Omer Carpenter, brothers, are accused of
the crime. They will, no lynched when
Negroes and I'oles Fight,
buffalo; X. Y., sperijl: In a light be
tween negroes and Poles working ata tun
nel near Niagara Tails, the latter were
badly beaten. One of the I'o'cj was shot
dead and another seriously wounded.
Three colored men have been arrested, for
i:nld n the Dogs.
Springfield. O., special: The city Is all
ceit ni"iit :;nd terror over the results of a
raid tf rabid dogs. whL-h bit four people
and twenty dogs. The citizens arc afraid
to leave their houses an 1 the pi I:ce are rap
idly killing all the dogs in the place.
Three IhuUHantl Tons of Tin I late.
Tic new Ilrilhh steamer, Massachusetts,
lias rrrlvcl at Swansea, where she will load
for Xcw York 3,000 tons of tin plates. This
will b? tbe largest shipment of tin plates
to tho United States since the McKinley bill
went into effect.
1 ngllsh Miners Mrlke.
London speciil: The Durham miners
decision to stpkc has caused th" iron ma -
iPKti nnn.in In shut down their fur-
nac;. The iron and steel works will also i
clcse, tnrowing out of work 13,000 ni'n.
First or tho World'.-. 1 air Exhibits.
Tho first entry of goods destined for the
World's Fair exhibition .was made at the
Xew York custom hous?. These werj ten
cases of antique;, which arrived r.n the
steamship Cladibcl. from Tort Limon.
A t.cim.-tn Steamer Lost.
A telegram from 1 o.-t Said state, that
the Germen st2am;r Me-sini foundered off
the Sicilly Islands during a gale Feb, 19.
It is believed that the crew, twenty -six in
number, were Io t.
inn Fianc.vco Him I acturles Closed.
All the sbec factories in S n Fmnclfro
.src cl sd. the employers hi ing 1 -.c"cd
out their employes leuus of refusal to
raise ths boycott on seial .7,5.
Itogardi: lira's llexroat.
Lin all. II.. fp.'Ci I: apt. Uogarlss
defeated Ceor.e W. 1 exro tif Virji-i':.
I 1., at a live pig jo i iu.i ch. Willi g 7 Li d .
out of 50, and l'uxrost 4 ".
The tjr.t 11 :or Ku.. n.
New York special: Tins st'.':m;sii:;j MI -
o.i i haj tegun iii.iliiii l:ie gr :,i c r,o o.
grain given by the Aineiicait ;e pie to tlm
ttmiuj Russians. The following is the
contribution of each ft ate to tho ffec cargo':
Alabama. 400 pounds; Colorado, 5,000; Dis
trict of Columbia-. 37,800; Iowa, 31.1G0; In
diana, 114.915; Illinois, 124,940; Kansas,
149,f0: Kentucky, 11.7J0; Louisiana. 3C0;
Maryland, 9.1 03; Michigan. leC 5; Minne
sota. 1,553,504; Missouri. 17 100; Nebraska.
69,240; Xew Mexico, 3.000; New York,
1,021.403; North Dakota, 1 3 2); Ohio,
108,977; Pennsylvania. 143,734; Sauth Da
kota, 95,760; Tennessee, 15,021; Texas,
3 8); Virginia. 1,5.0; Wisconsin. 92.145;
Canada, 8,000. The total amount of- flour,
4.038,784. Add corn meal, 1.530,00 pounds.
Total, 5.538,731. The va'lle, including ex
pese donated. Is $130,003.
TO rOISOX MR. ARMOUR.
A ftottle ol Wine Sent Him In Totter
1'alincr's Name Forewarned.
Chicago special: P. D. Armour, the bij
packer, received a bottle of wine with the
compliments of his friend, Pottsr Palmer,
and asking him to try it, as it was of rare
quality. Mr. Armour drank none of it.
He had Iweii warned by a former employe
that he had overheard two men In tho
Palmer House plotting to send Mr. Armour
a bottle of poisoned wine In Mr. Palmer's
name. The two men who occupied the
ro3m where tho alleged plot was hatched,
wero h man who was not registered, but
who claimed to live in Xew York, and a
man registering as Thoma? F. Quinn of
Denver. The wine has not been analyzed
so it is not known whether It contains poijj
son. Mr. Armour thinks it is the work of a
AFTER TI1K CORDAGE TRUST.
Government Inspector About Ready to
Co He Tore Grand Jury.
Chicago special: Charles M. Itorlon, a
repio.ontntive of tho Department of Jus
tice, who snoie out warrants for the a nest
of President Grccnhut and other whisky
trust ofllcia's. has been Investigating the
methods tif the cordage trust in this city
for several days, llorton left for Minneap
olis, where he will confer with the United
States District Attorney and secure addi
tional evidence to prove that a combina
tion controls tho cordage market. Hor
ton's investigations have been condu-tcd
in a secret manner, but partial facts leaked
out. The facts which ilortun secures will
piobably be laid before the federal grand
jury at Boston. Xew York or Philadel
phia. HE HIRED THE MURDERER.
A Kentucklan Convicted of Procuring
His Mire's Death.
Cartcrvllle, Ga., special: Kufus Collins,
who paid a nef ro S50 to shoat his wife, was
convicted of murder. Collins was a well-to-do
fanner of Xorth Carolina He bo
came enamored of a neighbor's daughter,
but hts wife was in the way. He accord
ingly moved Into Georgia, buying a farm
twenty miles from this place. One day a
negro farm hand shot and kil'cd Mrs. Col
lins and escaped. Tiie sorrowing husband
took her remains to the old home in Xorth
Carolina. There suspicion was aroused,
and investigations tet on foot by the dead
woman's relatives developed the fact that
Collius had hired the negro to perpetrate
A Hard Feeling- Against Hctherington.
A dispatch from Yokohama says that a
crious division of feeling has arisen be
tween the English and Aiacrican colonists
relating to the shooting of George Gower
Kobin-on, the English banker, by Lieut. J.
E Hctherington of the United States navy.
Under the existing treaties with Japan,
European countries and the United States
have extra territorial jurisdiction over
criminals belonging- to their re
spective nationalities. This jurisdiction
Japan has for some tiiiic tailored to
alioIMi, but without success, as
foreigners claim that they are not yet suffi
ciently convinced that Japan justice is
fittrd for dealing with civilized people. The
cne of Lieut. Hctherington. of course,
comes under American jurisdiction, as he is
the person accused, and he will be tried by
the American Consular Court, but the Eng
lish are watching the case very jealously,
and should Hctherington lie acquitted or
let off with a light penalty, there will prob
ably, judging from existing feelbig, bo re
prisals in some form.
Itohinstui was very popular among the
English colony, and his friends claim that
tliero was no god cause or excuse for
Hctherington taking the law in his own
hands. Hetherington's friends ar.5 making
efforts to secure evidence that will place
him right in the eyes of the foreign clement
and cive reason for his acquittal that both
the American and English will regard as
Ruined by Politics.
Vincennes. Ind., special. The Farmers
Mutual llcuefit Association is in a precari
ous condition. Some of tbe lodges have
suspended. Tiie launching of the organiza
tion into pol tic last fall was a d'sastrous
move. A few of the leaders of the organi
zation are advocating the question of start
ing in Vincennes a new sp iper r.s the organ
of tiiis and other labor organizations in
hopes of reviving the sinking farmers' as
sociation. News from Tascott.
Chicago. III., special: A letter was re
ceived by the Sheriff dated Juneau. Alaska
Informing him ttiat W. II. Tascott. the a'
Ieged murderer of Millionaire Suell of this
city is now in the Yukon River country
8J0 miles northwest of Juneau; that he left
Poit Townsend, Wash., in April four ycais
ago. passed through Juneau, and that he
hassnt word that he will return next
Ilcpse's Grand Duke Hying.
London special: The Grand Duke of
Hesc is in a comatose condition. His
death is now but a que-tion'of hours. The
heir to the thionc is at ids bedside, au.l
Queen Victoria, who Is his mother-in-law,
is kept informed every few hour-, tf the
Grand Duke's condition. Resides being
unconscious there is a choking in histhroat
and death seems imminent.
Fire In a Tenement Hoe.se.
Xew York Special: Fire broe out on tiie
fourth floor of a tenement house on Twenty-ninth
street. Katie Knoloch had
charge of two small children. She became
stricken. rushed to the window and dropped
the children. One was fatally injured; the
other was caught by passers-by safely, the
then dropped from the window herself and
was caught by men below
A Doctor Charged Willi Arson.
St. Joseph. Mo., special: Dr. Xoah Iloaz.
a physician here, was arrested and placed
in jail on the charge of arson preferred by
Wi.l am Moss, tho doctor's landlord The
latter accuses Bo.iz of I avinz set fir t a
small building in which he formerly iiad
an office and frcm which h; had Leeu or
deicd by Moss for non-payment of rent.
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BEHRING SUA AFFAIRS.
Conference or the Chiefs oa the Sub
ject. Gen. Foster of the State Department at
Washington, who is assisting tho President
in the Behriug Sea negotiations, had a long
conference at the Xavy Department with
Secretary Tracy and Commodore Ramsey,
Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. The
conference, it is thought, related to the
consideration of the coitrso to lie pursued
by tho navy in liiforclilg the cdiUeiitlori of
the govlirnirlent that pelagic Scaling in tho
Behring Sea should be wholly suspended
pending a settlement of the controversy by
arbitration. In the event-that Great Brit
ain declines the proposition for a renewal
tif the modus Vivendi, the government will
no doubt send all available vessels to tho
Behring Sea soon enough, if possible, to
control Its approaches and to prevent tho
entrance of all sealing vessels. American
as well as others.
The vessels available for this service aro
the Charleston, Haltlmoro and Hanger at
Snn Francisco; tho Mohican, now on her
way to Fort Richard, Wash. with tho Xip
sic in tow. and the Yorktown ilnd Boston,
now enroutc to San Francisco and Callad.
The leveniie Cutters Bear, Bush and Cor
wiu, now fitting out at San Francisco for
their annual cruise to the seal islands, will
TRAIN WRECKERS CAPTURED.
A Premature Denial Furnishes Conclu
sive Evidence of Guilt.
Memphis, Tenn., special: Two of the
train wreckers who have been operating in
Northwestern Mississippi for the last six
months arc lodged behind the bars at
Greenville, Miss, At tho last of tho
wrecks the engineer had to jump for his
life and the negro fireman was killed.
Clues pointed to Bob Mooro and Sam Spiith,
colored, as tho wreckers. Smith was first
The evidence against both tho prisoners
VOUNG DLAINK "WOULD MARRY.
This Time He Is Courting One of the
Rich ratten Orphans,
James. G. Blaine, Jr., tssaid to be anxious
lo marry one of tho Misses Patten, wealthy
orphans, who arc well known In Washington
and Xew York. Otfie of the girls married
John M. Glover, at that time a Representa
tive in Congress from a St. Louis district.
The Patten girls drive a stylish cart about
Washington. Their father mado a fortuno
A LEPER FOR COOK.
Philadelphia Officers Make a Ghastly Dis
covery. Philadelphia special: The health officers
informed the health oflics that a leper,
Charles Wing, was now at the hospital. He
has been employed as cook at the Peabody
Hotel. Several witnesses to-tlfied that
Wing's feet and legs at times had been so
sore that he had been compelled to sit upon
a table while mixing llonr.
Oppression Is Necessary.
St. Petersburg special: Gen. Gourkcs,
Governor of Poland, has had several audi
ences with th-i Ministers of War and tho
Interior with the object of obtaining per
mission to make examples by measures of
severity not allowed under the ordinary
code to suppress the growing disaffection
among Poles. He has submitted numerous
secret edicts that had been circulated in
Poland proving that the recent movement
among Poles was controlled by a secret
well organized cummittce located in Aus
tria and receiving financial assistance from
Polish bunkers in Germany, Austria and
Russia. Gen. Gourkcs does not fear an
armed rising in time of peace, but consid
ers the situation of sufficient gravity to de
mand exceptional treatment. The minister
empowered him to proclaim a state of siege
in Warsaw and in tho whole of Bus. Ian
Poland if necessary.
Many People Missing Near St. Paul.
St. Paul special: After raging with ter
rific fury for thirty hours, the blizzard has
passed to the northeast. Icaing in its wake
intense cold. As fuller details of thv storm
are received its magnitude and intensity
arc shown. Fears arc entertained that
there may be great loss of life. Many peo
ple who were out in the storm have not re
turned, and friends are anxiously awaiting
news from them. If they were lost the in
tense cold would prove fatal On account
of the condition of the wires and the drift
covered country roads, full details of tho
loss of life vfill be slow coming in.
Death Rather tliiin Chicago.
Richmond. Va., special: Mrs. Jennie Mc
Cracken committed suicide here in a novel
manner. After taking an uiricc of cyanide
of potnsdum, she went to her room and
hurrldly prapared-herself for death. The
poison threw her into convulsions that "at
tracted the otlur occupants of the lfouse,
who, bursting into her room, found her dy
ing. She was the wife of Edgar McCracken,
a prominent business man of Chicago, that
his refusal to leave Chicago and come here
to reside among her relatives caused her t-y
Minnpspta White Caps.
Intelligence from Elgin, Minn., has been
received that n band of white caps visited
the faun house f John Bold, dragged Sid
ney Green, a farm hand, from his bed and
gave him a ctat of tar nnd feathers. ?otl'j
him on a rail, an I ordered him to leave the
cu'intry. II? returned to Beid's hou?. but
was ordered away. Refusing to go, a war
rant was sworn out for his arrest, and he is
now in jail. Th. whit -c:inpinz grew out
of an elopement in which Gic u and Farmer
Crawford's wife we:e the priucipils.
Thank doodiicsx, Winter's Over.
Pittsburg, Pa., specla': ThOhlo Coal
Traffic Association met here toariaugea
schedule of rates for the ensuing year, but
adjourned to Marcn 15. In the meantime
the coil men will meet for an increase in
prices. Then a joint meet in; w.ll lu held
on the date agr eJ 10011 and th scales can
h? ad u,ted. W. B. Kc.itl. Hi well known
o.:er..tor. and oJier-, expressed the be.ief
that coal men can oon agicc and the mat
ter of ratL's will soon come up.
I'utldcr or the Monitor Dead.
Pouglikeepsie, X. Y.. special: John F.
Winslow. one of the le::dinz ironmakrrs of
the State, wh j, with Erastus C riiinj and
John GtiswoU". introduced the manufact
ure of Bessemer steel hit tills count y and
nude the Crst steel rails in thi, country, is
dead. His 1110, t import n. public woik
was the bui ding of the Monitor, which
successfully defeated the r. bel irou-clad
To liny Cmijii 1 rco state.
Antwerp sjcciil: The II uul-Ubla-1 says
that the United States government recently
made an offer to the King of Belgium to
purchase the Congo free State and defray
all expenses incurred by Belgium i 1 con
nection with that country; al-o to pay in
demnity to Belgium. Ths paper adds that
fiat the King rejected th proposal. The
-t.itement lecelws no cic.leuci: in official
A ter I levcu Years.
New Ytrlc sjc.ial: Wi'iiam A. Lo-ey, ol
r:3 Monroe street. Brooklyn, for eleven
years confidential liockkeeper forMalIl,o:i
Hr.is. & Co.. paper warchou-e. v.-s aircsteJ
ehaiged with embezzlement. Hi., pecula
tions have extended over a period of two
yta:s -ni in that, time h3 hi; taken SiJI.-,
732. Tii 3 juji he t.tveted in different
Nine .Ytmlhs at Haul l.:i!:ur.
London ip-ci:!: Mrs. O. bjir, against
v.h.im tnc grand Jury a fe dajs ago le
t 1 rued an itidi.-tnitM.t for larceny :;:ul p -r-nry.
r.as arru-igcri fo-t.i.tl. She pLv.reJ
Tiiiay to :!u c'i:ites again t her, and w..?
sj.iteiicid to ill .e niontoj impri;:.:uen a ,
PLATTE RIVER ISLANDS
OVERLOOKED BY THE SUR
VEYORS. trainable but Liable to Wash Away How
Some or the Property Kas Increasi it in
Area at the Expense of Other Land in
Overlooked liy the Snrveyori!;
Thk hill introduced ,in Congress by
Senator Manderoon for a government
survey of the islands of tho Platte
Kiyer is of considerable interest to set
tlers along that stream. In the govern
mental survey, taken about the year
1SG4, all the islands In the IMatto were
left iiuaurveyed. On tho plats in the
office of Franklin Sweet, register of tho
United States land ofl'ce at llrand
Island only the technical variations of
the islands are BiVcn. Never liavo they
been otticiatly' surveyed and their" meas
urements reriordcU Olio survGyitig
party began1 with the Kansas lino and
Worked iiOrth tti the southern bank, of
the river. Tho other party began at
the northern bank of the river and
worked north. Thus tho islands were
simply thrown In as water.
In Hall County there aro possibly fivo
hundred acres of laud in such islands,
but probably only three hundred. Even
an approximate figure will not be ven
tured excepting by tho older settlors,
who arc welt inforratil about the coun
try and tho river. And this laud is
chiefly in islands of three and four
acres. The Soil of these islands is gen
erally good, and much of it is being
used for stock and grazing purposes.
In tho driest of seasons tho growth of
grass is luxuriant.
Many quarrels as to the right of pos
session or use arise in regard to these
islands and consequently many appeals
have been made to the courts, and the
passage of the bill would forever settle
many of them. The right to uso thcic
lands is fixed by the declson of the
Supreme Court of the United Statbs in
the case Of the Railroad vs. Shiirmicr
(7 Wallace 272) which says that tho
"proprietors bordering on streams not
navigable, unless restricted by the
terms of their grant, hold to the center
of the stream.' The people owning
piopcrty on tho banks are generally
desirous of securing adjacent islands,
and there would be a good demand for
But while the land is good and could
no doubt be advantageously disposed of
it is questioned whether serious difficul
ties might not arise in future years.
The islands aro in a certain sense per
ishable property, at least, those not
A farmer in Merrick County took pos
session of an island about ten years ago
which at that time was claimed to have
an area of thirty-two acres. At present
the same island is claimed to have been
worn down to but seven acres. 'J he
water wears it away from one and do
posits it at another point. Another
gentleman i:i Buffalo County declares
an island he possesses, under the ripar-.
iau law, to have increased thirty acres
since his possession. So that if the gov
ernment should convey it to an indi
vidual, nature might step in and con
vey it to some one else's heirs in the
very next generation.
PENCIL MARKED BALLOTS CO.
A Decision from the Nebraska Supremo
Court on tlie"tueston.
Thk Supremo Court of Nebraska
has passed upon the legality of
ballots marked in lead pencil cast at
the last election under the Australian
ballot law. The case in which the
question was raised is the State ex rel.
Waggoner vs. Kussell. The relator and
one Cassell were opposing candidates
for the office of Supervisor of Mtillally
township, Harlan County, and upon a
count each was credited with thirty-two
votes. Cue ballot marked-with a lead
pencil instead of ink was cast in addi
tion thereto for the relator. The re
spondents who were the judges and
lerks of election rejected tho ballot
md the relator sought a peremptory
order from the Sitpiemo Court icquir
ing them to meet and count the vote in
his favor and declare the result The
court decides that the mark is not a
violation of the ballot laws, but because
the count has been made and the ballot
turned over to the clerk the mandamus
is refused. In reference to the legality
of the mark the court said:
"It is not every mark by moans of
which a ballot might subsequently be
identiliid which is a violation of the
statute. The mark prohibited by law
is such a one, whether letters, figures
or characters, as shows an intention on
the part of the voter to distinguish his
particular ballot from others of its
class, and not one that is common to
and not distinguishable from others of
a designated class. The fact that a
number of ballots are, without any evi
dence of a fraudulent intention on the
part of the voters, d.stingnishable from
others cast at the same polling p'n.e,
as for instance marked with a pencil or
with ink of a different color, does not
bring them within cither the letter or
spii.t of the statute.'
FREAKS OUT OF A SIT.
Tho Kdcn SI usee at Omaha Destroyed by
Wmi.K a performance was in progress
on the upper stage at the Eden Museo
at Omaha one of the stage hands shoved
a ' fly" too close to a gas jet and in a
moment the entire stage was in a blaze.
There was a stampede, and the audi
ence 1 st no time in gaining the street.
Fortunately the entrance to the build
fug was roomy, and no jam occurred.
Everybody got ititsafely, but the three
story building was entirely gutted. The
lircmen were hampered by the condition
of the streets, which contaluoJ several
inches of slushy snow and water, and
pressure was light.
NO EXTRA SESSION.
Nebraska's Governor Sas the Legislature
AVill Not Convene.
Gov. IIoyp, iii a lengthy letter, gives
official notice that he will not call an
extra session of the Legislature. A
majority of th'.1 Legislative members, he
says, appear to be opposed to an extra
session and from the tone of the letters
received 111 answer to a query sent out
onie time ago. the Oovernor is con
vinced that it would be a menace to
the business interests of the State to
call to-other the present body of law
HIS SKULL CRUSHriD.
A Nebraska Rrakeman I ouml Dead on
Top of Ills Car.
Harry Kixsey. alias George Emery,
a Burlington brakeman. was fcuud on
tbe top of his train at Sutton. His
skull was crushed in by some blunt in
strument. He reside! at Lincoln. The
last seen of him was at Crete. When
the train reached Sutton he was missed
v.o'1 a search was instituted, whn ho
was found as above described. Super
intendent 1 ignell will investigate the
mystery surrounding his death. Tho
trails so far lcceive.l arc mciger.
There is only one overhead bridge be
tween I.inco n and Sutton, and that is
at t reto. It is not likely, however, that
!u;d he been strit I: at . reto he c uid
ha e lain Ii!ty miles on a car r,o'iig at j
the Speed of his train. It is mote than j
probable that he had been attacked by
tramps and beaten with a" cflilpling pin.
Kiifsey is a young man of 28 or cti years
and was married but two mouths ago.
Ho leaves a wife and mother. No rea
son has been assigned for his action in
enlisting with tho company under an
No ray 'or County CoiumUaloHerf
Amoko the cases tried bofore Judge
Barton At the session of tho District
Court at Kushville, was Otto entitled
"Ball v. ShcrldanCflurity." The ques
tion of the right ofCWunty Cdmniissioii
crs to draw pay for services is invdlved.
When II. F. Wasmund, tho letirlng
Commissioner, stepped down and out at
the close of his term of service on Jan.
7, he supposed Sheridan County owed
him S10.10, as tho board had duly al
lowed his bill for that sunt. B. M. Bali
appealed from tho action of the board,
alleging that under section 3, chapter
21, of the session laws, which repeals
section 22. chapter 2S, of tho "tutute,
tho Commissioner Was not entitled to
compensation. The court found for
the appellant, a fid irt giving his decis
Idn tdok.bccasldri id remark that the
section of the act referred tti "'practi
cally abolished the office of County Coiri
missioner. Cood for U'Xeill.
G. C. Hazlelt.ex-County Clerk of Holt
County Nebraska, is interested In put
ting in a 535,000 chicory plant at
O'Neill. The company proposes to pay
S3, 8.1 and S10 per ton for chicoryrwhich
is a root growing in tho same manner
as a carrot, and to dure It and to placo
it on the market: 'Ir'ere is an immense
demand for chicory as ari adulterant
for cotfeo, and it is estimated that only
about 5 per cent, of that u ed in the
United States is home grown. By care
ful cultivation, farmers can raise from
eight to twelve tons per aero, and can
raiso from six to seven tons with no
trouble. Tho company in which Mr.
Hazlett is interested will employ about
thirty men tho year around. Tho com
pany will plant fifty acres of its own
laud and Control liOOO acres more.
Kesult or a l'eal in Dank Stock.
Thk jury in the case of M. A. Harti
gan against II. L'ostwick, President of
the defunct City National Bank at Hast
ings, after being out one-half hour, re
turned a verdict awarding the plaintiff
$1,505 damages. Some time ago Harti
gan bought stock of the City National
Bank of Bostwich, on the representa
tion that the bank was in a highly
prosperous condition. Not long after
the bank failed. Tho receiver appointed
by the government levied an assess
ment of 100 per cent, on all stock.
Hartigau sued Bostwick individually
the value of the stock and the inter
est. The caso was tried in the last
term of court and tho jury brought in
a compromise verdict. A new trial was
granted and this term full damages
Alter Forty Years.
There is a slight toueh of romance
in tltc history of Isaac Bakestraw and
Geneva Catherine Raines of Silver
Creek, Co!o., who were married at
Lincoln by Judge Lansing. They
are both 68 years of ago. Forty
years ago they were lovers in
their native village in Ohio. Their
paths diverged, and until a few months
ago they had not seen each other since
early youth. In tho meantime Mrs.
Kaincs had made three matrimonial
ventures and Kakestraw had had four
wives, but when they were thrown to
gether again it so happened that neith
er had a marital incumbrance and tho
old spark was quickly fanned into a
Itoyd County School Land Settlemet...
Hon. A. Sciilkoai., on tho part of
Hon. A. 15. Humphrcv.jCommissioner of
Public Lands and Buildings, met San
ford Parker, attornoy for certain set
tlers of Boyd County, at the United
States Land Office at O'Neill pursuant
to appointment, and voluntarily can
celled all indemnity to school land sec
tions in coniiict with the prior rights of
settlers, thus securing to such settlers
their homesteads without the ordeal and
great expense of contests. Schlcgal has
authorized Mr. Parker to notify all par
ties in interest of such action on tho
part of the State.
Ilcsult or a Family Feud.
For some months past there ha ex
isted a family feud between tho Podds
and Samuel Pickering, living several
miles south of Fullcrton. The quarrel
was renewed, which endc 1 in Pickering
fatally shooting John Podd. Pickering
claims he is carrying some shot in his
neck received from a gun in the hands
of D-d 1 some months ago and that
when the quarrel was stirred up he
felt the time come for him to demur,
which he proceeded to do by shooting
To Meet at I awnee City.
The Senior Vice Commander N. W.
Van Osdol of the Grand Army of the
Republic district, consisting of Gage,
Pawnee, Johnson. Jefferson and Rich
ardson Counties, and known as the
Southeastern District of Nebraska, has
called tho. fourth annual reunion to
meet at Pawnee City. Each post in the
district is entitled to three delegates.
It is the intention to make the reunion
one of the most interesting ever held in
Xcw Hotel at Norf.ilk.
Norfolk is to have a new ?50,000 ho
tel, articles of agreement and stipula
tions having been sig.net I be
tween the guarantee committee ol
Norfolk and Kyncr tfc McPonald of
Omaha. The structure is to bo a four
story one with pressed brick and stone
front with all modern (ouveuienccs and
is to be located at the corner of Sec
ond street agd Norfolk avenue, di
rectly opposite the Norfolk National
Fremont's .Murder Trial.
The trial of Charles Bchrcndt for the
murder of his brother, which was to
have commenced in District Court, ha
been postponed until the May term 0.
court. The defense was ready to go
into court, but one of the State's wit
nesses, Mrs. John Behrendt, wife of a
brother of the prisoner, is sick. It was
because of her being unable to appear
that an adjournment was taken.
More and FostorHce Burn.
The general store and postpfficc. to
gether with the dwelling house of Char
lie Sellz, at De Soto, six miles south of
Blair, were burned. A fire had been
kindled in the store and by seme means
it set fire to the upper part of the store.
The mail matter and household effects
were saved, but the building and stock
were totally destroyed.
Invest de in Cheyrnne County Laud.
Inquiry at the land office jt Sidney
reveals the fa-t that more homstead. en
tries are being made than at any time
since the spring of 1S90.
William Westox, .Tf., residing near
Toniplian, was adjudged insane, and
will be sent to the asylum for tho insane
Ti is is why "attar"' is -so pi efoir:
Two o .uccs of attar of rosej lepre
icitt tiio relinci 1 roauc: -of a ton of
TEE WORK OF CONGRESS
PROCEEDINGS IN THE NATIONAL
0111s Introduced and the Important Do
ings o' a Week In the House and Sea-ate-A
Variety of Topics a: Interest
The SolotM at Wark.
representative Piekler Introduced a bill
bh the 1th to expedite tbo prosecution of
pensions- and other claims arising out of
military anu naval service' for tho United
States. Mr. Butlcfftlso favorably reported
from tho same committee the bill intro
duced by Mr. Seerlcy granting n pension to
Cecilia White. Mr. Butler to-day introduced
a bill for the relief of Mrs. Anna Davis, tbo
mother Of a deceased soldier. Ho has in
course of preparation a bill for the free de
livery of mail in the rural districts. Mr.
Butler's bill Is different from those Intro
duced by some of his colleagues, Inasmuch
as his provides that threo States only shall
be provided with this delivery each year.
Mr. MaudcrsoM Introduced a bill to prevent
and to punish corporations, association
Snd IHdltiduals for making or using private
scrip or ifcetai tokens of denominations of
less than St hi p.'tyrt'ent for labor or their
debts. 3Ir. Piekler presented the petitions
of riesbyterlnn. Baptist and Evangelical
churches from Miller. Odessa. Highniore
and Silex. Hand County, South Pakota,
against the opening of the World's Pair or
any other exposition orexhlbltlon for which
money Is appropriated by Congress on Sun
day In the Fenntc on the 5th a letter from the
Acting Peeretnry of the Treasury was re
ceived and tiled stating that $50,000 would
he required during tho fiscal year ending
June IO, 189& for the purpose of collecting
and preparing a government exhibit for the
World's Columbian Exposition. A resolu
tion was adopted directing the Committee
on Private Land Claims to make Inquiry
into the Maxwell land grant In New Mex
ico. A Joint resolution was reported from
the committee, changing the dates of the
beginning and ending of the term of Con
gressmen; changing the time on which the
sessions of Congress" shall begin and the
date of commencement of the term of Pres
ident and Vice-President After the bill
was disposed of the Iltniso went
Into Committee of the Whole on the
invalid pension" bill and a discussion of a
political nature followed. When the pass
age of the bill was in order a dlsputn arose
over a minor amendment and Bailey made
a point of no quorum, lie did this, ho
said, to call the attention of tho country to
the fact that the members didn't attend
sessions in sufficient number to transact
Among the bills Introduced In the Senate
on the 7th and referred, was one by Senator
Sawyer to authorize the establishment of a
postal telegraph service. Senator Morgan
moved to reconsider the vote, whereby Sen
ator Dubois was declared entitled to retain
his seat. Tho motion was laid aside tem
porarily, as also was one to reconsider the
vote by which Clagget's claim was rejected
The resolutions In respect to the railroad
companies of Florida lutluenclng the sena
torial election of 1891 and for opening to
settlement of the railroad land reservations
in that State wero taken up. and Senator
Call addressed the Senate upon them. At
the close of Call's remarks the resolution as
to railroad lands In Florida was referred to
the Committee on Public Lands and the
other resolution allowed to remain on the
table. The pure-food bill was then taken
up and Berry addressed tne Senate.
Among the bills Introduced in the Senate
on the 9th, and referred, was the following
by Senator Cnllom (by request): To test
and try the science of spelling, provide for
establishing 200 schools for that purpose
and establish a spelling school in the
World's Columbian Exposition. Morgan
introduced a bill declaring all laws and
parts of laws Inoperative which exempt
from the payment of duties articles of
commerce not on the free list entered in
the custom houses of tho United States to
or from any British possession. A Senate
bill appropriating 187,019 to compensate
tho Indians, of Hie Crow Creek Itcservation
for the Ios sustained In receiving less land
per capita than was received by other In
dians was passed.
In the Senate on the 10th. the agricul
tural meat Inspection deficiency appropria
tion bill was passed. A bill establishing a
port of delivery at Des Moines, Io., was re
ported from the committee and placed on
the calendar. A resolution Instructing the
Committee on Privileges and Elections to
Inquire into and report upon the manner of
electing United States Senatjrs, heretofore
offered by Morgan, was agreed to. A reso
lution was also agreed to calling on the
President for the correspondence regarding
the Venezuela awards since June, 9). A
resolution by Teller was aNo agreed t
calling on tbe Secretary of tin Treasury
for information as to the amount of sliver
In the treasury not issued under the pro
visions of the act of July, USO. the amount
of silver dollars coined under that act. the
amount of silver bullion now In the treas
ury purchased under that act. and for var
ious other Information, notably, whether
silver dollars or certificates hive been re
deemed or exchanged for gold, and If so. tt
what amount. The following bills were
passed: To stirvi y and mark the boundary
between the States of Nebraska and South
Dakota 011 Pine Bidge and Bo-ebud ludl.iu
Reservations, making Laredo. Tex., a sub
post of entry A Seuate bill providing foi
tho erection of public buildings in towns
ana cities where the poitoiHce receipts ex
ceed Sl.OCO annually, was tak'Mi up. but be
fore action was taken the Senato weut iutc
Ex-Gov. J. Maihso.v Wki.ls, the fa
mous carpet bagger of Louisiana, is
now S.i pears old, and almost blind.
Thkkk aro cheats in nearly every
thing these days. Sewing silk is soakec"
in acetate of lead to make, it weigt
A Philadelphia's has made an um
brella stand two and one-half feet high,
which is composed of 1.C00 sepcratt
pieces and fifteen kinds of wood.
Blce hirds, popularly supposed tc
be harbingers of spring, have lump
around Quakcrtown all winter.
A nkw diamond is being cut in Ant
wcrp, said to be the largest ever found
in Africa. It weighs 400 carets, and
when it is finished it will bo reduced
With a jack-knife James Ingram ol
East Bradford, has carved on a dog
wood cane a fox hunt, with a dozen
hounds and a mounted hunter or twe
in the chafe.
If all the babies born in one ycat
were laid in a line, head to foot, they
would stretch from New York to Kong
Kong. Ifthey could walk past a cor
ner at the rate of twenty 'a minute il
would take them six years to pass.
George WKSTiXGiiousEissaid to have
invented an electric street car motor
which will pull 28,000 pounds. With
Edison already confident of success .in
the same direction tho surface transit
problem ought to be solved in the imme
The remarkable instinct which cause?
the mudfish to roll himself in a ball of
mud when the dry season Approaches
is a wonderful provision of nature, in
tended solely, it would seem, to prevent
the extinction of the species. The most
interesting fact about this fish is that it
breathes by means of gills when in its"
native element and by means of lungs
during its voluntary imprisonment in
the mud cocoon.
Important discoveries of prehistoric
remains have been made near Brunn,
the capital of Moravia, which are likelj
to attract the attention of palaeontolo
gists all over the globe. As a canal was
being dug four and a half skulls were
brought to light of dollchocephalous
(long headed) character, and of an ex
ceedingly low stage of development
Tho same place contained bones and
teeth of mammoth rhinoceroses and
reindeer. Close to the skulls lay more
than f00 fossil snails, several calciuous
stones with I olcs in the middle, a rude
figure cut out of a mammoth's toot!
with a hnli rminini? thrnrjffl tho tnid.
die. . I
O. ANDERSON, P. ANDERSON.
JACOB OREIBEN, HENBf BAQAXZ,
JOILN J. BULUVAN.
First National Bank
geport or Coninlon lar 17, 1891
Leans and Dttconata tMJ79.M
U.S. Bonds 15.220.00
Real estate, rarslture aad
fixtures 17,985.38 ,
Dae from otmar banks fa.TnJH
Dne from U. S. Treasury.. 675.00
Path oa band ,.- 15,478.45 tt.92a.67.
Capital sail ttrrpluB 460,000.09
Undivided profits 10,439.14
National bank notes oataWadtng 19,500,00
Das depositors 156,181.05
Office over Colnmbas State Bank, Colambos.
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