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VOLUME XXH.-NUMBER 49,
WHOLE NUMBER 1,141.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1892.
THE OED RIXIABLE
Columbus State Bank
(Oldsss Bank In th Mat J
Pays Interest on Time Deposits I
Makes loans on Real Estate.
ISSUES SIGHT DRAFTS ON
Osaka, Ckicage, New Ywrk ami, all
SELLS STEAMSHIP TICXET&
BUYS GOOD NOTES
And Help! its Cant omtra when they Meed Heir
OFFICEBS AND DIRECT0B8 :
LEANDKIt OERIIAIU), President.
It. II. HENKY. Vice-President.
JOHN BTAUFFEK, Cashier,
M. BUUGGEU, G. W. HULST.
Iritoint Capital of $500,000
Paid iii Capital
O. H. flnELDON. I'res't.
1L 1. H. OEIIIJUCIT. Vlce-Pres't.
C. A. NEW U AN. Cashier.
DANIEL 6CBKAM. Alit Cub.
C. II Sheldon, J.P. Becler,
lierninn P. ILOehlrfch, Csrl Blenke.
Joins Welch, W. A. Mo Ulister.
J. Heurv Wunleman, 1L. M. Winslow,
ileenvo V Galley, S. C. Grey,
l-'iank Itorcr. Arnold F. H. Oehlrje i
Uunry Loieka, Gerhard Loseke.
4 ST rink of aswostt ; interest allowed on time
deposits; bny ana tell exchange rn United
States and Knrcpc, and buy and aell available
eouritios. We snail be pleased to receive your
kuHin.s.. We solicit your patronage. 8dec37
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Enlarges many an old business,
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Rescues many a lost business,
Saves many a failing business,
Preserves many a larg, business,
Secures success in any business.
So asya a nan of business, and ws add thai
fuaicioas advertising, for this aectioa ot coaatry.
As on. of the mediums, becanse it is vsad fear the
best people, those who know what they want ana
pay for what they get. We challenge comparison
with any country paper in the world in this rs
poet twenty years publishing by th. satas
management, and never one dnn to subscribers
published in Th Joubnal. This, better than
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a CONTPTOED STORY
EVENTS PRESENT JOINED
TO THOSE PAST. "
TWENTY THOUSAND DIE
MANY CATTLE PERISH PROM
THE GREAT STORM.
Prom Colorado to Texas ths Herds Suf
fered Frightful Itavages But the Win
ter Wheat Is All Itight The World Is
Producing; Too Much Cotton Other
It Was a Great Storm.
Tho snow and wind storm which raged for
uveral days from Wyoming to Central
Texas, lias been exceedingly severe upon
live stock. In Southern Colorado the loss
to cattle and sheep will be very great.
Thousands were frozen to death in New
Mexico and Northern Texas. It is esti
mated that 2J.000 cattle perished along the
line of thj Denver, Texas and Gulf road,
between Trinidad, Colo., and Forth Worth,
and as many more north and east of Trini
dad. The storm, however, has been a sal
vation to the wheat crop in nothcrn Texas,
which Itoks finer than at any time (luring
LOVE WAS ENOUGH.
I'retty Miss Davis Did not Walt Tor For
tune to Follow.
Miss Belle Davis, (laughter of B. V. Davis,
a farmer, and niece of Congressman George
it. Davis, Director General of tho World's
Kair.has caused a sensatio.i at Ware. Mas ,
by eloping with her father's hired man,
Frank L. Booth, of Northhampton. Booth
was hiioj by B. F. Davis to work on his
farm three months ago for $1 a day and
board. 3! s Davis i.s 21 years old, received
a musical education, and has appeard be
fore the public many times, when her sing
ing won her much praise. The piir have
gone to Chicago to live. Director General
Davis views the matter philosophically. He
Is quoted as saying: -They will
take care of themselves, I'll ass-ire
you, and 1 imagine she's got a fel
low who will make her just as good a hus
band, and do as wo.l by her as though .she
had let her father do the eoo3siiig for her.
The young lady is 24. ani as handsome as
she can be."
TOO MUCH COTTON.
The World Unable to Use All the Cotton
The March report of the statistician of
the Department of Agriculturo r shows that
the production of cotton of tho world ex
ceeded its consumption m re than a million
and a half bales in lS'JJ. and the increase
in the visible stock in IS'.U was 1,100,000
bale. The price of midland upland in Liv
eipxrifell from fi 1-15 pjnee in January,
1MI0, to 4,' pence in January, lt?J2. This
country produced jin excess above normal
requirements In the two years of more than
2.000.000 bales. A large reduction in the
acreage is the only remedy.
ALLERTON AT HOME.
His Owner Will Not Take II I in to Grand
The groat S20.000 stallion race booked
for the August meting at Grand
Kapids lias been declared off. Word
was received from C W. Williams or Inde
pendence. Iowa, the owr.-r of Allerton. de
clinin:: to enter the race. He says he Is
afraid should he take Allerton there and
enter him in a race with Axtell again-t h'-m,
that the other horses would croud him in
favor of Axtell. He will, thcrcfoio. not
tako Allert n away from home until he has
met Axtell alone.
A Tennessee Faster.
A remarkable case of fasting and in-oni-nia
is reported from Deeaturville, Tenn.
Miss Polly Jackson, a lady 00 years of age,
has not taken nourishment of any kind in
over three weeks, nor slept in forty days.
Miss Jackson Is pos-essed of reasonably
good health, with the exception of a chronic
ulcer on her tisht leg. which healed shortly
before her pre-ent strange aflliction. She
retains her strength and is able to walk
about the premise:. From present indica
tions site promises to bieak the fasting
Retained a New York Lawyer.
Ottawa, Ont.. special: Pa-liamentary re
turns show that the Dominion government
has paid SI2 5)0 as counsel fees to Calderon
Carlisle, a New York lawyer, for arguing
the case of the Canadian scaling schooner
Say ward before the United States Supreme
llljr. Money for Horses.
At the recent horc sales at Lexington,
Ky., Pocalio itas Prince, by Pocahontas
Boy. brought S4.000; Cedric, by Ked Wilkes.
' 3 fi."0; Campbell's Electioneer. 2:lT?i. sold
to J. J. Conway of the Dwyer lull Stock
farm at Lexington, for 515,100.
Charged with Embezzlement.
Denting. N. M special: C II. Dane, Pres
ident of th defunct S Iver City and Dem
ing National banks: F. A. Scilo!d. casbler
of the Doming, and Mr. Cha-e, cashier of
th Silver City, have !-een arrested on the
charge of embezzlement.
(tea. Howard Visits Diaz.
City of Mexico special: President Diaz
received ficn. Howard. The President ex
pressed hope for a continuance of friendly
relations letuoon the two countries and
Howard congratulated the President upon
Mexico's prt sperity.
To Vako Their Own Treaties.
Ottawa. Out., special: Hon. David Mills,
a lideral leader, has given notice that he
will introduce a measure in Parliament in
favor of Canada negotiating her own treat
ies, subject to the approval of the Domin
Diaz sure of De-clectlon.
The Indications arc that President Diaz
of Mexico will have a complete walkover at
the elections in June, although tome peonle
assert that Gen. Trcvino is making a quiet
effort t y elevate himself to th? presidency
To See tho White Man's Country.
S n Francisco special: The trading
schooner Tarawa, which arrived from the
South Sea Islands, had on board King Tcn
brano of Ititaritari. who comes to see the
whit j man's country.
Failed to Cook the Pork.
A tever.tecn-year-old dausbterof George
Marlett died at P.ioli, Ind.of trichina spir
alis, and her mother may die. They ate
pork which had been insufficiently cooked.
Another Boom Land.
Many boomers are passing through Guth
rie. Okla.. bound for the Cheyenne and Ar
apahoe Indian lands, which it is thought
ii ill toDn be opened to settlement.
Unload. ug the Indiana.
The unloading of the Indiana at-Libau
has been commenced. The first train load
was dispatched to th? distressed districts
amid great ceremonies.
Salvador Jteruse to I'atlTy. j
A Salvador cable says that Congress re- '
fuses to ratify the leciprocity treaty with
the United St .tes. i
Th: Tioips Are Aggressors.
Tne situation on the lower liio Grande
border on the Texas side i- assuming a te
rious aspect. Complaint ft om honest and
highly, respected citizens; concerning the
alleged unjust action Of certain United
States troop continue io pour In from all
quarters to the effect that they are being
harrassed by troops for alleged complicity
with Garza. Robert Sunimerlln, the legal
representative ot all the wealthy ranchmen
who have so far been arrested and bare
gone Into the matter with a view to making
a strong legal fight, has already preferred
very sensational charges, backed by affida
vits, before President llarflson against
Capt. John ttourkc.
YOUNG MRS. BLAINE 8TKICKEN.
She Was Found la a Comatose Ceadltlou
and Revived with Great DlfHcnlty.
New York special: For seven hours Mrs.
James G. Blaine. Jr., lay between life and
death, with three doctors aghting the grim
destroyer. She was unconscious and delir
ious, and when the crisis came, at 11 :50
o'clock a. m., even her medical attendants
feared that their efforts were unavailing.
The excitement in the New York Hotel all
the morning was intense. Mr.. Blalno bad
an attack of heart failure some time during
the early morning hours. That the attack
did not prove fatal was the merest accident,
a clever young physician who was In the
house in attendance upon another patient
being instantly pressed Into service. Since
her arrival from Dakota Mrs. Blaine has
been laboring under much excitement. The
day previous Mrs. Blaine was hard at work
with her pen arranging her statement to ba
made public in answer to Secretary Blaine's
insinuations that she was an adventuress
who had entrapped his sou into a marriage.
She remained at her desk until 11 o'clock
at night, and finally retired, utterly ex
hausted. At 8 o'clock the old nurse found
her in a comatoso condition and gasping for
breath. She was unconscious and evidently
not iar from dissolution. Physicians were
summoned and her life saved.
A Sh'p 1'rohably Lost la Showing Respect
to an Officer.
When the Oceanic, which has Just ar
rived at San Francisco, started out from Its
moorings in Yokohama harbor Rear Ad
miral Harmony ordered the Alliance to ac
company her a short distance as a courtesy
to Itear'Admirn! Belknap, who was on the
Oceanic. The Alliance went stem onto the
breakwater whici Is being built at the en
trance of the harbor, and stuck fast. As
the Oceanic steamed away a barge and
three tugs were trying to pull the Alliance
off, but were apparently not succeeding.
When spoken to about tho matter
Admiral Belknap confined himself to
the assertion that ho thought the Al
liance could be gotten off. The other pass
engers of the Oceanic say they think that
her back was undoubtedly broken when the
tido went out.
Biting Chunks or Grass and Barking Like
Hanover, Pa., special: A large and ex
cited crowd was attracted to Fouutaln
square by the peculiar antics of a man who
crouched Tin all fours, was jumping about
the lawn surrounding tile fountain, biting
chunks of grass from the lawn and barking
like a dog. It was surmised that he was
suffering from hydrophobia, and a number
of those gathered about when the man
showed signs of exhausting, seized him,
strapped him to a bench and took him to
the police station. He had a number of
spasms during the night, but medical ad
ministration finally gave him temporary
relief. He said he had b?cn bitten about
seven years ago by a mastiff.
A Touch of Romance In It.
Frederick Ricss, a prosperous German
farmer of Marissa, III., has long led the
lonely life of a b ichelor. Recently he de
cided to make a change. A blue-eyed
school girl, the ideal of ids boyhood days,
arose to his mind and he wrote to the Fath
erland to inquire of his sweetheart of long
ago. The answer came that she had been
married, but was a widow. A handsome,
middle-aged lady came to Marissa a few
days since. It was Mrs. AVies. She had
traveled across the sea to marry her school
boy sweetheart. The wedding took place
Twenty Inches ot Snow la the South.
D'spatchcs from several points In, the
South report heavy snowstorms and freez
ing weather. At some points the snow
reached the extraordinary depth of twenty
holies, and everything that could be killed
by IS to 24 degrees of cold is dead. It is
conceded that in some places the fruit crop
( is totally swept away, but many think that
where the snow buried wheat and oats these
crops will Iks saved. The dispatches report
that it is a calamity more severe than any
thing that has occurred in the past ten
To Break the Coal Monopoly.
Attorney General Hensel has filed in the
Dauphin County court, Pennsylvania, his
bill in equity asking the court to declare
null and void and to perpetually enjoin the
recent deal by wuich the Philadelphia &
Reading Railroad Company secured a prac
tical monopoly of tho anthracite coal busi
ness. The defendant companies are re
quired to appear in court within fourteen
days after the service of the notice.
Must Not Prosecute Suit;
Chicago special: The Sturglss-Farwell
case came up Lefora Judge Tuley. Sturgiss
was attempting to recover $1,250,000 fr im
the capital of the Freehold L-.nd and In
vestment Company for alleged work done
in lloating bonds of the land company in
England. He has brought suit in the latter
country and the court entered an order re
straining him from prosecuting the suit
Barrel Factory Burns.
Philadelphia special: 1 be Pcnnypackers
I arrel factoiy was destroyel by fire, the
II aines originating in a kiln used for drying
liairel staves. " During the lire R ibert Sol
ley was knocked senseless fey a red-hot
slate that fell from the roof. It is thought
that lie v.i'l die. The losi on machinery,
stock, and building isSISJ.OOJ; partially in
sured. I e .Mores Wings His Van.
Paiis special: A duel was fought be
tween Marquis de Mores and M. Isaac-, sub
prefect of Fourtniss. The cau-o was a let
ter which the Marqul; published some time
ago lcflcctinj upon the character of M.
Isaacs. Isaacs was dangerously wounded
in the right breast Tl.e great lo s of blood
caused his seconds to forbid the duel pro
ceeding. Gets Judgment for 9113,433.
White Plains. N. Y., special: Judge Dyk
man ha granted a judgment azalnst Ed
ward M. Field, of tho firm of Field. Llndey
& Wei -hers, in favor cf Robert. Ed tz of
New York, for $112,433 for stock deposited
with the firm and hypothecated by them.
THE .MARK T'.
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Bcttek Western dairy J9 9
Eggs Western. v
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Cattle Feeders : 2.75 Q
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RUSSIA IS WITH V8,
Am Important Document Received from
the Russian Government.
The State Department at Washington has
received a letter of the greatest importance
from the Russian Government. In this
letter his Imperial highness the Secretary
of Mtate for Foreign Affairs informs the
Govern merit of the United Stales thai his
majesty the C;ar "would look upon any
agreement on the part of tho United States
to settle the Behring Sea dispute through
arbitration as impugning the good faith of
Russia In transferring Alaska and the sea
territory surrounding It to the United
This information conies from a confiden
tial source. Read between the lines it
means, according to those well versed in
diplomacy, that Russia is prepared to let
England know that she is ready to back up
the claims of the United States in relation
to the o vnershlp of the seals off the Priby
lov Islands wherever they may hi found;
and that the Czar expect in return the sup
port of the Unite! States in the event of
any trouble with European rowers concern
ing his rights on the eastern coast of Asia.
The letter Is regurded as an exceedingly
SARAH ALTHEA TEKKY.
Her Safe Blown Open and Fome Sensa
tional Documents Found.
Fresno, Cal., special: The safe in Sarah
Althea Terry's house was blown open by
friends and papers and letters secured
which bore on the Sharon divorce case and
the alleged conspiracy to murder Judge
Terry. Ono of tho letters stated that tho
writer, formerly a sheriff of Dae of the
ountles of this State, was offered ?25,000 to
kill Judge Terry. He rejected the p r.po
sitlon. He was warned to leave the St.te
on pain of assassination. The writer went
to Dubuque, Iowa, from where the letter
requests Mrs. Terry to come, and promises
to put her in possession of proofs of thfl
conspiracy. Other letters found in the safe
were said to be sensutiona1, but not obtain
DEATH BED CONFESSION.
Two Ken Commit .t.urder and Obtain
but 30 Cents.
Chattanooga, Tcnn., special: The story
of a murder, for the commission of which
two slayers obtained but 20 cents, is made
public through the death bed confession of
Bud Collins, In Hancock County. Hlss'ory
was that he and Sterling Collins were tho
criminals, and he gave particulars as to the
spot where the crime was committed. Ster
ling Collins was killed a couple of years ago
by a stroke of lightning while he and his
mistress were seeking shelter under a tree
from a storm. The tree was on the hill
where he and his brother had murdered
their unknown victim. A doctor disap
peared mystorlously a few years ago and
is thought to have been the victim.
SOUGHT THE SULTAN'S LIFE.
A Conspiracy for Assassination Uncovered
London special: Dispatches from Con
stantinople state that great excitement has
been caused by what the police claim to bo
the discovery of n plot to assassinate the
Sultan, Abdian Ul l'amid II. Every effort
has been made to run the conspirators to
earth, which were rewarded by the oapturo
of two men believed to have been selected
by the conspirators to carry out the designs
against the Sultan. No doubt Is enter
tained that it was their intention to assas
sinate the Sultan.
A Reign of Terror in Paris.
Another theft of dynamite cartridges has
been discovered at Paris, which greatly In
creased the uneasiness caused by the re
cent explosion. The officl-ils at Chamber
found that the magazines had been broken
into by force and thirty-two dynamite cart
ridges stolen. It is feared that the oxplo
ives have fallen Into the hands of the an
archists. It Is evident that the persons
who stole the dynamite cartridge-, are en
deavoring to Inaugurate a reign of terror.
A terrible explosion occurred at L-bau bar
racks, occupied by a Republican guard, ad
joining the Hotel Dcville. The streets in
the vicinity were soon filled with an excited
crowd It was found that a dynamite cart
ridge had been placed upon a ledge of the
window of the mess room. Tho guards
fortunately escapeJ without Injury, and tho
only harm done was to the barracks and
buildincs in the vicinity, which was great.
Hundreds of windows were shattered and
the walls of the barracks and other build
ings badly shattered.
Fears or Foot, and Mouth Disease.
Much uneasiness Is felt by American
stock owners and by Secretary Rusk on ac
count of a serious outbreak of a foot and
mouth disease in Great Britain. Many
sheep are imported into the United States
from Great Britain, and as these animals
arc very subject to the contagion of foot
and mouth disease, it is feared that .t will
le introduced Into the United States, in
spite of quarantine now en forced. If the
disease continues to prevail in Great Brit
ain it will no doubt be necessary. It is said,
for this government to entirely prohibit the
introduction of cattle, sheep, goats and
swine until the outbreak has been com
pletely suppressed. This d'sease does not
exist on the American continent.
Clarksou ot a Candidate.
Republican National Chairman Clarks'on,
now at Asheville, N. C. says there is no
foundation for the reports that he is a can
did itc for the Presidency. When asked his
preference, he said that as he was Chair
man of the National Committee he could
not properly take sides in the matter. Va
rious candidates whose names have been
mentioned were mentioned to him and ho
saw no reasons why each one would not bo
a good man.
A Miser Machinist.
Elijah D. Howard, a machinist, was found
dead in his room at Lynn, Mas-., death be
ing due to natural causes. A icarch of his
room revealed Sfl.200 in cash, and bank
books, mortgages and securities aggregat
ing' in value nearly SOJ.Ot'O. He died Intes
tate, and his estate thus reverts to his son,
Edward L. Barron Howard, a telegraph op
erator of Boston. This sin, it is stated, ho
had not seen for over twenty-tluce years.
The Cranks Coming West.
Manager Chailes D. Kn.wltou, or tho
Knowlton Manufacturing Company at Free
port, 111., while alone in his oulcc. was ap
proached by" a crank who demanded SI03,
0C0 In cash. He promised the amount and
sent the stranger to another part of the
building for the money, and while he was
gone Mr. Knowlton gave the alarm, but tho
fellow escaped and could n A be f un:l.
Chili' New Cabinet.
Senor Monti, the Chi:ian Minister at
Washington, h is received a ca'ilj message
from Santiag?, Ch'.P. announcing the form
ation of a new ministry, as fo.luws: Juan
Cistellon, Minister of Foreign Affair.-;
Edutirdo Matte, Minister of the liteilor;
Gasper Tor.o. Minister of Justice; "Jo ge
Riesco. Mini. tr of Industry; Au;u?ttu Ed
v.Mtd , Minister of the Treasury; Luis Bar
ros. Minister of War.
An Unprecedented Gerrymander.
A Congressional apportionment bill which
as nearly as possible divides the districts
between the Democrats and Republicans
has been prepared and will probably become
a law In Now York. There are thirty-four
districts, and the bill nukes sixteen fceaio
cratlc, fifteen Republican and three doubt
ful. The All ance to Bring ijuit.
St. Paul special: The Alliance Executive
Committee has decided to comnu nee action
against the elevator compau.ts a.id some of
the railroad companies of the State under
the a-.t -trust iaw, charging caiius.'on to
depress the prlc cf wheat and otherwise
defraud the farmer cutof-hls just dues.
DOINGS U NEBRASKA
iVHAT IS HAPPENING HERE AND
Vews of Evcrrday Lire d" ;r'eat Stale
Gathered it-id Condensed In It Nulshtill
Happening ibr the 1 ast Week from
All Cver the Staio.
Work o" Young Highwaymen.
Tuber tramps a night or two since
called at the farm house of D. E. Starr,
near Sutton, and af tnr Somn parley in ?
succeeded in Retting periniSSlo'ri 10 stay"
all night. L'cfore leaving in the morn
ing they appropriated some underwear
belonging to the family, to which Mr.
Starr objected. The tramps then drew
their revolvers on him an 1 demanded
his money. To avoid tho shots he
dodged behind a door. The tramps
thought he was after h:s gun and lied.
They were fo'lowed by the atittlcriiics
of Sutton and were captured atCarlylo
They have been taken back to Aurora
for trial. All were heavily armed, wcro
young and appoarod to be of the dime
hotel kind and new In the business
WRITES THE GOVERNOR.
Fx-Coramlss!oner Greer Writes a Letter
to Governor Boyd.
R. K. Gkkkr, until recently tho Com
tnissionOf General of tho Statu to thd
World's Fair, addressed the following
letter to Gov. l'oyd:
"Having been otlicially notified that
1 have been removed from the position
of Commissioner General from Nebraska
to tho Columbian World's "Exhibit for
political reasons, and that Joseph Gar
neau, jr., has been appointed by you as
my successor, obviously also for politi
cal reasons, I desiro to say to you, as
well as to my successor, that tho work
connected with the Nebraska exhibit
has become tho idol of my heart and
mind, and that it should occupy such a
placo in tho heart of every citizen of
Nebraska. This State should have a
rcpre-entation of every interest, fully
exhibited and Intelligently managed by
the best talent of the State.
"I respecrfully tender to my succes
sor all the facts and assistance in inv
power that Nebraska may stand at tho
head of a!i the States of this Union in
agricultural and producing resources,
and I can vouch for tlio united assist
ance of every citizen of the State."
llefore ho was oflicially decapitated,
Commbsioner General Greer had sd'.
ceeded in making a valuable collection
of the woods of Nebraska to be placed
in tho Forresty liuilding at tho World's
Fair. The specimens secured by him
arc now loaded on the cars ready for
shipment to Chicago. They consist of
tho trunks of oak, olm, hackberry,
white and yellow pine, the latter com
ing fiom Sioux County. The trunks are
all line specimens of uniform size, being
about twenty inches in diameter at tho
butt and twelve at the top. The bark
is uninjured and special care has been
taken in packing the trees so that they
will arrive at Chicago in good condi
tion. The specimens were all selected
under the personal supervision of Mr.
Greer and will doubtless attract no lit
tle attention from those that have here
tofore looked upon Nebraska as a tree
Louisville Comes Near Being Wiped Out
Louisviixk had a very narrow cscapo
from being entirely btimc.l up. The
lire started in C. A. Mankcr's residence
in the rear of the Hank of Commerce,
lly great exertions the lire was confine 1
to narrow limits. Mr. Mankcr's resi
dence and furniture, the Hank of Com
merce, and Marion Ward's furniture
store were entirely destroyed. Mr.
Mankcr's loss was about Sl'.OOO with
SI, 000 insurance, Mr Ward's loss for
furniture, SI, 03 , 000 insurance. The
Hank of Commerce loss in fixtures is
about S.'iOO. That the loss is not greater
is due in a great respect to the efforts
of I. N. llartlield and Frank Spencer,
who remained on top of S-poneer's
butcher shop, only twenty feet from
I he lire, and although the roof under
their feet was on lire, kept throwing
water, which was passed up by the
bucket brigade, and saved the balance
of the town from destruction.
A WIDOW HUNT.
Two Stalwarts Buttle for the I air One's
Two verdant youths near ilh-onvilo,
whose atTections were icnterc I on the
same grass w.dow, were in town the
ottur day. 1 oth are young men of a"'out
lit years of age, about six feet in he ght
and named respectively l'owcr and
Warohimu. In the i nurse of the after
noon the rivals 'met on the street and
:.n argument arose. Tin; res'ilt was a
challenge from Yni chime to fight
l'owcr, which w;:s readily acceptcJ by
the latter. The weapons were bare
knuckles. The light took place in a
grove south of town before a gooJ share
of tho town's people. Wat chime was
quickly bested in tho co:ite.-t and was
saved from being completely knocked
out by friends, who parted them.
Veterans in Session.
T::i: Southeastern Nebraska reunion
encampment met at Pawnee City with
Senior Vice Commander N. W. Van
Asd 1 in the cha r. The following offi
cers were elected to serve the' ensuing
year: District C( mmander. C. Ju. Mur
dvck.Wvmore: Senior Vice Commander,
N. W. Van Asdel, Crab Orchard: Jun
ior Vice Commander. H. F. Fuller, Paw
nee I My: Surgeon, J. V. l'oop, Blue
prints- Chaplain. John Still well, Uur
chard: Council of Administration, Dan
iel I ichaidson. Crab Orchard: Captain
Scott, Mumloldt: S. W. Davis, Mlbur;
S. A. Laninhill, Dubois; aud Comrade
Aclicnbach of Heatiice. Pawnee City
was chosen as the place for holding the
next reunion, the time to be selected
by the post. The next encampment
will le held at Blue Springs March lf,
The ladies cf the Woman's' Relief
Corps gave a find supper, aftec. which a
rousing camp lire was held. GooJ
speeches wore made by Captain Mur
dock, Captain Humphrey, and ethers.
Gex. John C. Cowan of Omaha, one
of Gov. lloyd's attorneys, appeared in
the 1-upreme Court at Lincoln and filed
the mandate of the United States Su
preme Court in the I'oyd-Thayer case.
It simp'.y reverses the findings of the
Supiemc Court of the State on the ques
tions that were raised by the demurrer
and remands the case to that Court to
be p:oceea"ed w.th in accordance to law
and in conformity with the opinion of
the Supreme Court of the United States,
j he i ourt took the matter under con
sideration. Whether ex-Gov. Thayer
will reopen the case is not known, but
the opln'on pre ails that he will and
other developments are expected.
Tho l heel UUIers.
T:in State bicycle tournament will
bo held at Hastings July 4-knd r, and
the cyclers at tfie AdarasCounty capi
tal w II gi.e. a ball Ma: eh M-'l raise
lunds to help pay the exionsei of en
tertaining, the visitors. V
Stiirtvil cu Its Long Vnyago.
Gov. II Y'i luvs received a telegram
frrxm Cmiimi-siir I .1 - tt-tu. i Vi.
braska's representative to rTu-sit tosu- i
porintend tho distribution of thd corn
deviated by tho peOpie pf this Stato to
the famisfiitfj? pc9pe of thai nation,
that the steamer Misfotffi has MllcJ
from the port of New York wlttl the
cargo of Nebraska corn mc tl on boafu.
Mr. Edgar sailed on tho Teutonic Mr.
MUrphy tho representative of tho
United States Agricultural Department,
wilt receive the corn meal and give spe
cial instrtie'tibfjs in the Several methods
bf prcptting It fdr cOnsurriptiWii. M(lr
phy cake' will so'on bo a staple' af tide' of
diet in Russia
Judge Caslla's Breach or Irointse &
Jiidgk Wii.uam Gasmx of Alma, for
Manf j-"":" District Judgo or tho Elev
enth Judicial District, &ln whom? term
has just expired, has beou made' defend
ant in a breach of promise suit, thd
complainant boing Mrs. Lucinda E.
Glversi who ocks damages in the sum
or S.')0,000. 1'ho plaintiff declares that
while Gaslin was serving oti tile" bSIK-h
he proposed marriage to the lady and
was accepted, and that ho has neg
lected to fulfil his part vt tho contract.
Judgo Gasliu'slong.serviceoii the bench
and peculiar eccentricities havo madd
him a familiar character in the State.
ratalijr shot at Ashland.
John. Dat.ton, son of it farmer near
Ashland, returned from a gooso built
aud was standing by a wagon talking,
with his gun resting on the tongue of
the vehicle, when it slipped off and ex
ploded. It took elfoot in his right lung
and shoulder. Tho peculiar direction
which the load took made it doubly
dangerous. Tho doctors who have ex
amined it say there is no hope for his
recovery, as gangrene will set in in a
few hours. It is utterly Impossible for
any of tho shot to be removed.
Jjiin Dkvokk and a man named An
derson, both about 1G years old, were
hunting gecso near Aurora and whilo
crawling along a hedge, came upon somo
birds. Anderson, who was behind Dc
vbre; called to liim to duck down aud
then he shot at the geese over Devore's
head. He made a second shot, which
Dcvore evidently did not expect, as he1
raised just in time to get the load in the
back of his head, killing him instantly.
The victim was a son of James Devore,
a well known farmer.
Will Erect a Large Mill.
r.i.ACK Kkotiirrs, the leading flour
millers of that section of tho country,
havo announced that they will tear
down their present large miil at Beat
rice and erect in its stead the largest
fiouring mill in the State. Work on tho
new mill will begin not later than May
1. It is rumored that negotiations are
pending to absorb tho Beatrice starch
factory by tho starch trust. Though
not authoritatively stated there is a
strong probability that the rumor is not
wholly destitute of fact.
The Largest in America.
Jkweli. Bros, one mile south of Clay
Center, contracted with the Norfolk
Beet Sugar Factory to raise 300 acres of(
sugar beets, which will make the larg
est sugar beet field in America. Fif
teen or twenty others have also con
tracted for small amounts, which will
run the acreage up to 500 or more. A
carload of machinery was ordered from
Molinc, 111., to cultivate and plant the
beets. This will give employment to a
great many people in that locality.
Wanted to be a Morinan.
William Wincgar, a yonng man with
Mormonistic tendencies, ran away from
Lincoln with Laura Merecham and
Lillle and Minu'e Lobough, girls of l.l
and 10. He also swle a neighbor's
horse, bought a prairie schooner, and
when overtaken was enjoying his new
position as the head of a harem, ten
miles from the nearest' town. When
he returned to Lincoln the Lobough
girls' father tried to shoot Winegar,
but was prevented by-the officers.
Imlustr'al School Change.
FiFTY-shVKV girls who had been in
mates at the industrial school at Kear
ney have becu taken to the industrial
school for girls at. Gcnova l.y Superin
tendent J. D. McKelvie and bis assist
ants. The institution at Kearney will
be occupied by boys, and the removal
of the girls will result in several changes
in the management and better advan
tages will bo furnished the occupants of
Counterfeit Money Circulated.
A sharper succeeded in working off
a few counterreit silver dollars on some
local business men at Strang. Tho
fraud was not discovered until evening,
then the swindler had slipped away.
'1 here were at least live, possibly six,
bogus coins carefully distributed among
the business men. They bear date of
1883. The work is very poor.
A Teachers Electing.
The Southeastern Nebraska Teach
ers" association will hold its next nieet
iug at Tccumseh March .10 and 31 and
April 1. The counties of Butler. Sew
ard, Saline, Jefferson, Saunders, Lan
caster, Gage, Cass, Otoe, Johnson, Paw
nee, Nemaha, and Richardson are in
cluded in the association.
Grand Island'. Canning; I actory.
The acreage of sweet corn and peas
for the canning factory at Grand Island
"will be greatly increased the coming
year. There-will be ra'scd '-VSOO acres
of sweet corn aud 500 acres of peas. It
is expected that it will take :ioo hands
in the canning factory to work up the
A Private Asvluni.
"Wahoo is figuring on securing the
location there of a private insane asy
lum, which is to be established by Dr.
Knapp late Superintendent of the
State institution at Lincoln. The pro
posed asylum will accommodate eighty
patients -and the buildings will cost
In tho" District " Court at Beatrice,
Charles B. Carpenter and David Boyer,
convicted f forgery, were sentenced to
eighteen months, and two years, re
spectively, in the penitentiary.
Beatrice thurch.-Goers I obbetl.
Sneak iin'evcs made a wholesale raid
of buggy robes and horse blankets frorn
carriages and other vehicles in front of
tho several churches on Sunday even
ing. Nebraska Shorter Notes.
One hundred acres of sugar beets
will be put in by farmers near Broken
The camp of. Sons of Veterans at Ly
ons is the largest in tho State. It has
Several tramps robbed the shoe store
of George Marburger at Humboldt, but
were arrested and are now in jail at
The Grant village board will purchase
Z03 hitching posts and put two in front
of each business lot.
Fairmont, tho home of the eyeless
calf, now has a pig with two bodies,
eighflcg's-and only one head.
TYiiJ j-c"sulencc of Datid Condon at
Fr,jyipiV was entirely destroyed by fire
wiilj-ali its contents, and Mrs. Condon
barely escaped fro n tho bui!Jiug with
her Hfe. .
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
PROCEEDINGS IN THE NATIONAL
Bills iBtrdtlurfMl and the Important ro
Ings o a V. eeJc In the" Itouse and Senate-A
Variety o Topics or Interest
tfw Solon at Work.
In the &datf on the Jltb a Joint resolu
tion was Introduced by Senator Stewart
snl referred proposing a constitutional
ameiidsjent that aftor 18!tf no pcrou who
has held tfiC Pflu-o of President shall be eli
gible to that office within four years of the
expiration of his term." Stanford's 6llver
bill whs taken up and made tbo text of a
sptfeeh by Senator Polph. Mr. Dolpus
speech wnS in opposition to the sub-treasury
schemo and reciprocity with Canada,
and in favor of protection as set forth in
the McKinloy act. At the close of his
speerh Cnltom, from the Committee on Ap
propriations, rejiorted back tho military
academy appropriation bill. The postoffico
buildings bill was takcrt tip. and on motion
of Vest an appropriation Of $800,000 was
stftlch out. The bill wasdlscussed at great
length. So action was taken. The urgent
deficiency bill Was passed, and tho Senate
then adjourned. .....
In tho House on tho 12th tho Senato
amendments to the urgent deficiency bill
Were tian-concurrcd in, and Messrs. Sayres,
Holmati, nhd Dlngley wcro appointed con
ferees. Private lusiuc wa then taken
up. Public business w9 soon stispcnoed.
and the House proceeded to the considera
tion or resolutions in respect to the memory
of John It. Ganiblo of South Dakota. After
eulogies by Mr. Pickler of South Dakota.
Mr. Perkllls of Iowa. Mr. Johnson of North
Dakota, Mr. Llttd of Minnesota. Mr.. Bryan
of Nebraska, and Mr. Jolley of South Da
kota, the House, as a mark of reaped to tho
tu the Senate on tbo 11th a conference
was ordered on the urgent deficiency bills
and Messrs. Hale, Allison and Cockrcll
were appointed conferees on the part of tho
Senate. Senate bill to authorize tho con
struction or a combined railroad, wagon
and foot bridge across the Missouri Itlver.
at i ankton, S. D., was taken from the cal
endar and passed Tho Senate then pro
ceeded to executive business. When the
doors were reopened tho Senate resumed
consideration of the postoffico building
bill. It was finally passed yeas, '-'l; nays,
The time of the House was occupied in
Committee of the Whole discussing the Dis
trict of Columbia bill.
In the Senate on the Iflth Berry intro
duced a bill for the adjustment of the
rights of the Indians hi Indian territory,
with the view of Having the territory ad
mitted as a State. Morgan introduced a
bill to Increase tho facilities of the Post
office Department for obtaining the use of
a building for iwstotlice purposes. Pcffer
introduced a bill to regulate the value of
coins and .ileees of money of a certain kind,
to give all sorts of current money a legal
tinder quality and prohibit and prevent
discrimination in favor of gold coin or bul
lion as money. The conference report on
the urgent deficiency bill was agreed to,
and the Military Academy Appropriation
bill passed. After an executive session tho
In the House the conference report on
the. urgency deficiency bill was presented
aud agreed to. As finally passed the bill
appropriates S4TK.G41. The House then
went into committee of the whole on the
free wool bill. Without action the commit
tee rose and the House adjourned.
The Senate bill on tho 17th making Coun
cil Bluffs. Iowa, a port of delivery was
passed. Senator Peffer Introduced a bill to
establish an experimental station t Inves
tigate and determine whether electricity
can be profitably used as a motor power for
The lazy man generally wants noth
ing and gets it.
Edwin Arnold is posing Tor tho hon
ors or a Laureate. The Queen may so
crown him, but will the Muses?
It is told that a carpet-layer of Read
ing, Pa., was detected 'stealing a
bath," and the lady of the house was so
delighted with his misconduct, when
missed from his work, that she declined
to prosecute him.
The human body is of a curious
compound. The chemist informs you
that the man of an average of 154
pounds has enough iron in his make
up to mako a plow-share, and enough
phosphorus to make a half-million
A Boston correspondent says ex
Secretary Endicott is said to have his
car glued to the ground anxiously list
ening for the first rumble of a boom
for a Massachusetts man. He thinks
he would have a cinch on the l'lyin
outh Rock and old family vote.
An. of the big trees are not in CaliJ
for uia. A pine tree in Pennsylvania
recently scaled 8,033 feet of lumber. It
made seventeen sawings twelve and
sixteen feet in length, aud tho top end
of the butt log was fifty-eight inches in
There are giants in these days,
though there may not be very many of
them. Among the wcaveis employed in
a Biddcford. Me., cotton mill is a woman
who stands six feet and three inches in
hcrstockingfoet, and is large and strong
in pro; ortion. She is more than a match
for any man about the mill, either in
boxing or wrestling.
Dk. Cvrcs Epson of New York in his
article entitled 'Do We Live Too Fast?"
pub'ishes figures setting fortli that the
wealth of the United States increased
from SliJ.l.V.,000.000to over $30,t00,000,
000 in the decade in which the civil war
occurred. Do we figure too fast in get
ting up somo kinds of statistics?
Away up in the "far North" there is
a pretty close censorship of the press.
The Salvation Army N being boycotted
in Finland. No mention of it of any
kin! may appear in public print. So
strictly is tliis law being carried out
that any mention of the army, any ad
vertisement bearing on the movement,
is sufficient to cause an entire issue of
a newspaper to be canceled.
In Washington they tell this story:
William Waldorf Astor, it is said, came
near being tendered the post of Minister
to tho Middle Kingdom .at the time Mr.
Blair was declared to be persona non
grata. The matter was broached in
Cabinet meeting but ended in a laugh
when Jerry Rusk remarked, horticultu
la'ly: "Excellent!. A China Astor. by
all mean j."
Wii -:n a woman at a fire has presence
of mind enough to do the right thing,
make a note of it One of the ladies
caught in tho New York hotel fire had
presence of mind enough to wrap a wet
towel over her head and face to prevent
being suffocated by the smoke. By this
means she was able to remain at a win
dow till she gained the attention of
those outside. The wet towel saved
Why should men care to conceal the'r
poverty? It is often the most real and
best thing about them. So poor was
Dr. Mackenzie when he started his dis
pensary in London that after rescrib
ing for the patients in one room he
used to retire to another, where with
his own hands he dispensed the meli
cities he had ordered, taking care in
handing out the bottles that his face
should not be seen.
A SiKwimi machine has been invented
which stitches easily and rapidly
through layers of leather five-eighths of
an inch in thickness, this having been
accomplished on a first exhibitory trial;
in a second trial stitches were made
evenly and rapidly through a p'ece of
bird's-eye map'c thrcc-eighthi of an
inch thick; and in a fiird test tin' still
more remarkable feat was achieved,
viz., that of seplng through a.layerof
brass one-eighth of an inch thick, placed
between pieces of leather..
First National Bank
newt tfMhH n, i
tmnm aad THatanBta fl
u. d. XFonaa ................. m&h
BmI estat. faraltun aaa m
Dae from other banks.... $9t,TTin
Due from U.S. Treasury.. 675.08
Cat M band .- 15,47.ff (
0ftajtal aaatfttplna JBa.svapB
Uaarvidad fronts ifMfaUt
National bank notes eatstsadlsf l,aoaot
Rediscounts.. ............. ...... ....... 20,881.21
Das depositors. .. HM61.0f
Otfosroter Columbtt Stat Ba&k, Colts'
ATTORNEYS AT ULW.
OSes over th First National Bank, Columbus.
J K. TUHtXlt co "
Proprietors and Publishers of the
count ivs joTjixu mi as . tuuut muni
Both, post-paid to any address, for S3.0O a year,
strictly in advance. Family Jonas al, $1.09 a
W. A. MCALLISTER. W. M. CORNELIUS
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
O. BOYX5T "
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware!
JaVITtrk;, Soofint; fud Gutter
ing a Specialty.
Vphon on 13th street, Krfmsa Bro.'s nkj
stand on Thirteenth street. S2ti
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
'Repairing of all kinds of Uphol
A STRAY LEAF!
All kilis of Repairiig m j
Skirt Netice. Biggie, Wag-
tis, etc., Bade ft r4er,
lid all werk 6iar-
Alio Mil the worli-fameoi Walter A.
Wood Mowen, Keapert, Cemkit-
ed Maokinee, Hairetteri,
KTBkep opposite the "TsttemlL" ot
OUre St.. COLUMBU8. Jsi
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