The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 06, 1892, Image 1

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Oaaeka, Chieaw, New York & all
Ini Helps Its Csstomers wbeathsy Vtcd Help,
1U1I. HENRY. Vice-President,
MWmh Capital of $500,000
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H. 1. 1L OEni.RlCH. Vice-Pros'.
C. A. NEW ilAN. Cashier.
DANIEL 8CUUAM. Asi't Cash.
n Sbeldon, J. P. Rocker,
' lerniin P. ILOthlrich, V.ntl Rlanke,
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J. llonrv Wurdcman, 1L M. Winslow,
!:eir.;o V Galloy, H. C. Grey.
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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,
8ecures success in any bti&iness.
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ent bnsineas conducted for MODERATE FEES.
. OFFICE. WehaTanosabenci9aaIlbBsiaa
direct, hence we can transact patent basines in
lees time and at LESS COST than those remote
from Washington.
Send model, drawing, or photo, with descrip
tion. We adise if patentable or not, free of,
charge. Oar fee not due till patent is secured.
A book. "How to Obtain Patents," with refer
ences to actual clients in your state, county or
town, sent free.' Address
kert Sermons Are ass Hee4ed.
Wisdom and wealth are often ac
quired, but seldom inherited.
Drunkeness may be adiscase, but
its victims seem more willing to pay
for the symptoms than for a doctor.
Many a man who thinks he can't
afford to buy a 10-cent bunch of
flowers for his wife will pay that
amount for a "weed" without a retrret.
A very liberal paper of New Or
leans announces jubilantly that
everything goes" in that city. Cor
rect. Even the lottery is getting
ready to go.
The art of forgetting is the hardest
to learn where it is most in request.
It is the happy past that makes a
happy present, and together they give
pledge of a happy future a threefold
cord not easily broken.
The proprietors of the late Stand
ard, published at Jacksonville, Fla.,
sank nearly $35,000 in the paper in
the twenty months of its existence.
A town where a newspaper can suc
ceed in spending so much money in
so short a time cannot be altogether
TnE time is likely coming when
express cars loaded with their mill
ions of value will be made of some
thing stronger than inch boards, and
built on purpose for case of entrance
and exit. Express companies have
lost enough during the past ten years
to have built cars burglar proof.
"A tear," says an exchange, "is
composed of water, minute propor
tions of salt, soda, phosphate of lime,
phosphate of soda and mucus, and
when seen under the microscope after
evaporation looks like a very small
fish bone." Young men who have
been on a tear will recognize the
fidelity of this description barring
the water.
There is a bill before Congress to
authorize a postmaster to throw an
edition of a newspaper out of the
mails if he finds anything in it that
he regards as "indecent." It is doubt
ful if the time has come yet for run
ning the press of this country under
the censorship of postmasters or any
other class of officials. Bills for that
purpose cannot be killed too quickly
or too dead.
Oscar Wilde, now posing as a
playwright in London, appeared be
fore the curtain of the St. James
Theater in response to a call, with a
filthy cigarette in his paw. He made
a driveling speech, meantime whiff
ing his cigarette. If an American
backwoodsman had been guilty of this
ineffable piece of coarseness in Lon
don, the high society over there would
have attributed it to our vulgar civil
TnE decision of the Supreme Court
in the cases of Ficldcn and Schwab
disposes of the points raised by Gen.
Butler, and rules that the proceedings
in the Appellate Court were consist
ent with due process of law, and
founded on "a wise public policy."
The points raised by General Butler
were strongly presented; but the ar
gument of Attorney General Hunt so
clearly presented the law and the
precedents in Illinois, that the opin
ion of lawyers at the time was that
the Supreme Court could not rule
otherwise than it did. The decision
is of importance, because it is of gen
eral application to criminal cases.
According to forcigu papers, the
queen of England receives 385, 000
sterling annually from the British
Treasurj; the Empress Frederick of
Germany, her oldest daughter,
8,000; the Trincc of Wales, 40,000;
the Princess of Wales, 10,000; the
Duke of Edinburgh, 25,000; Princess
Christian, 0.000; Trincess Louise,
the marchioness of Lome, G,000;
the Duke of Connaught, 25,000; the
Duchess of Alban-, 6,000; the
Princess Henry- of Battenberg, 6,
000; the children of the Prince of
Wales, 36,000; the Duchess of
Mecklenburg-Strelitz, of the Cam
bridge line, 3,000; the Duke of
Cambridge, 12,000: and the Princess
of Teck, 5,000.
What truth can there be in the
rumor that Sarah Bernhardt, the
divine Sarah, is soon to hide her
genius in the cloister? Is it the
shadow of a coming event or the fig
ment of an ingenious advance agent's
brain? Probably the latter. With
her consuming love for the world, the
flesh and so forth it is not at all
likely that she would immure herself
in a nunnery. Not, ai least, while
there exist countries wherein annual
farewell tours result in showers of
gold. This world of ours contains
too many pleasures which a woman
of Sarah's luxurious tastes could not
readily renounce. She could not
shoot buzzards nor command applause
nor maintain a menagerie in a nun
nery, and it is unlikely that she will
give up the world unless the world
gives her up first.
Dr. Cyrus Edsok, of the New
York Board of Health, informs the
readers of the North American Re
view that the people of the United
States live altogether too fast: He
points out the not by any means ob
scure fact that we have developed
brain and nerve forces at the expense
of bodily powers, and that the only
means by which we can successfully
oppose the encroachments of disease
and tarly decay under the. money
getting and money-spending pres
sure of the times is to take plenty of
! exercise in the open air lie espei
cially urges that the habit of strengths
ening the physical powers be ac-,
quired in youth under systematic
training, until to take exercise dailjj
in the open air becomes as natural
to the bodily functions as any othei
life-sustaining motion. This is ex:
client advice, and being -followed
would no doubt dispel many of thj
ills and diseases of which civilized
society is the victim. It is well, oi
course, that extra mental and ner
vous exertion should be met with in
creased physical endurance, whicU
may be cultivated easily enough i
will directs. We are inclined, how
ever, to except to one of the findings
of the Doctor, presented inferen
tially rather than argumentatively,
and that is as to the influence of
newspaper reading toward the dei
rangement of the nervous system.
He assumes that the women of a past
generation were stronger, healthier,
and longer live 3, because, as one of
many reasons, they did not have a
morning paper with horrible stories
of crime and disaster to affect their
sensibilities and agitate their nerves,
tiring them out, as a lady declared to
him, "exactly as a shopping trip
will tire me." Of the numerous
charges the newspaper has been com
pelled to admit or repel, this, it seems
to us, is altogether the most Quixotic.
It is not necessary to deny that news
papers do publish matter the reading
of which is calculated to disturb the
equilibrium of certain organisms, and
we can imagine depression or even
hysteria being the result of an atten
tive perusal of the criminal columns
of the daily press; but until Dr. Ed-
son can persuade us that the libraries
of fifty, a hundred, a thousand years
ago were free of pamphlets, periodi
cals, books, etc., other than tended
to produce a sweet religious calm of
spirit and purity of mind, we shall
except to his latest proposition.
Increased immigration to the
United States is almost certain to
result from the distressing condition
of affairs that now exists throughout
Europe. Recent events in Vienna
and Berlin and some of the other cap
itals of the continent show that the
failure of last year's crops and th,e
consequent poverty and scarcity of
food is by no means confined to Rus
sia. From all parts of the old world
the cry for bread is heard, and the
answers to that cry that have been
sent from this country have served
to turn the eyes of the people toward
this land of plenty and to start a
movement among them to leave the
scenes of their present suffering in
quest of new homes in the far West.
Iany of the unfortunate people have
already friends and relatives here
who are comfortably settled on farms
of their own in the West, and these
have been urging them to follow their
example and come to this country.
They have done more than that.
They have sent prepaid orders on the
railroads and steamship companies to
their friends to bring them here.
The number of these that have been
sent this last winter is known to be
far in excess of those transmitted in
previous years, and the railroads,
knowing this, are anticipating a
much larger second-class business
than usual. Among the new arrivals
there will doul-tless be many indus
trious, frugal, thrifty people who will
make desirable and useful citizens
wherosrer they may go. There is
danger, though, ttat in the large
numbers that are preparing to come
there will be very many who will be
the reverse of desirable. Their com
ing will go but to increase the amount
of poverty and of crime which al
ready exists to an alarming extent in
many of the large cities of this coun
try. For the industrious, thrifty
settler this country has always had
an open door and a warm welcome,
and there is no likelihood that these
will be withdrawn now; but for the
shiftless, the lazy and the lawless ni)
place is left The country is already
too full to receive them. Another
danger that threatens frbm this fresh
influx of foreigners is the introduc
tion of infections and contagious dis
eases. Want and famine always carry
disease, pestilence, death in their
train. Many of the immigrants may
have already contracted disease be
fore embarking for this country, but
it niay not have developed far enough
to have become apparent, and it may
not be discovered until after they
have landed on these shores. It be
comes the commissioners of immigra
tion at the various landing places to
be doubly watchful, and see that the
laws of this land, which are intended
to prevent the coming of those who
will be a burden or a menace to the
people, are rigidly enforced. Any
remissness on their part may be dis
astrous in its consequence.
Doing; Her Share.
A poor woman applied to the lady
in charge of a charitable association.
"Have you a husband?" inquired
the lady.
"Yes'm," answered the woman,
"but he's poorly and can't make a liv
ing." "How many children have you?"
"Thirteen, mum."
"Thirteen!" replied the lady, with
"Yes'm, thirteen."
"You must have had some twins?
"No'm," the woman replied, inno
cently, "there ain't no twins. I
thought I was doing my share with
one at a time." Texas Sif tings.
An Explanation.
She Everything good and beauti
ful comes from New York.
He (from Boston) Ah, that ex
plains, then, why it is so disagreea
ble to the visitor who has to endure
what remains. Columbus Post
A Royal Editor.
The first Russian newspaper was
published in 1703. Peter the Great
took a personal part in its editorial
composition and in correcting proofs.
Wholesale Grocers, Sugar Brokers, anil
Others Have Prepared a BUI for the
Itepeal of the 1-3 Cent per Found on
the Keiined Grades of Sugar.
They Are After the Trust.
Philadelphia, special: Since the
sugar trust absorbed the refineries of
Harrison Frazicr & Co., E. C. Knight &
Co. and Clans Speckles, thus acquiring
control of all the refineries in tho coun
try, the wholesalo grocers, sugar brok
ers and other classes of business men
have been contemplating steps to arrest
the threatened monopoly, and have pre
pared a bill for tho repeal ot the duty
of M cent per pound on refined grades
of sugars, which they claim serves only
the purpose of allowing tho trust to
control absolutely the refining trado of
this country. The draft of tho bill it is
understood has already been prepared
by Samuel Gustine Thompson, an emi
nent lawyer of this city and friend of
ex-President Cleveland. Mr. Thompson
has been recently living with Mr. Cleve
land at Lakcwood and this has given
rise to the impression that the bill has
been favored by Mr. Cleveland with the
idea of forcing tho Republican party
into an attitude of defending a monop
oly if ihey resist tho passage of the bill.
Since tho combination acquired control
of tho three refineries named the price
of refined sugars in this city has ad
vanced M cent per pound. At the same
time raw sugar has declined from tho
fact that there is but ono buyer tho
triief The bill will be sent to Wash
ington. Mr. Thompson declined to say
who would offer i, but it is believed
thyt it will bo cither McMillan or
Lots or Wheat at Duluth.
Dulutii, Minn., special: It has been
years since grain elevators at Duluth
have been so jammed with wheat as
they promise to be this spring, and the
indications are that by May 1 there will
be nearly 350 cargoes in elevators here,
while tho elevators themselves will be
filled to overflowing. Never has there
been such an influx of grain at this time
of year as the present week has shown
and as will continue through the month
of April. 1 ocal grain men now claim
that there will be in o'evators controlled
by the Duluth 15oara of Trade not less
than L'O.OOO.OJO bushels of grain by the
opening of navigation. Duluth has re
ceived so far of the crop of last fall 42,
000,COO bushels of wheat and expects to
handle in the entiro crop year over fo,
000,000 bushels.
Dynamite Romb Schools.
Chicago special: A morning paper
prints an interview with a labor oflicial
who is quoted as saying that there is a
dynamite school in Chicago, one in Bos
ton, and another in New York. An in
terview was held with Inspector Shaack
who says that he is inclined to think
that Paris anarchists arc using bombs
made in Chicago. He says that there
arc plenty of bombs in Chicago. There
is a lot of about nine hundred bombs
secreted, but the police cannot find their
hiding place.
Murdered by a Son.
Houston, Tex., special: Mrs. Anna
Shaw and her widowed sister. Mrs.
Johnson, were found with their throats
cut at their home. Walter E. Shaw,
son of the former lady, was followed
and arrested at Galveston. Shaw is
too drunk to give an account of him
self. His underclothes arc covered
with blood, and there is little doubt of
his guilt.
Fatal Prairie Fire In Kansas.
Nouton, Kan., special: A prairie fire
has swept over several townships in
Norton County. Hundreds of families
have lost everything. William Dunn
was burned to death.
Philadelphia special: Claus Spreck
cl's sugar refinery was formally turned
over to the sugar trust in consideration
of S7.O00.000 in trust certificates.
Alexandria, Ind., special: B. S.
Parks, some time ago, camo here from
Marion, Ind., and engaged in the drug
business. A few days after his arrival
a pretty young lady came, whom he in
troduced as ids wife. Later another
wife came. All went well until wife
No. 3 came into town from Marion.
She declared that she was his legal
wife. An ofliccr was immediately sum
moned, but the guilty ones bade good-l
their escape.
1'iTTsnuKG special: Another pipe lino
from the Pennsylvania oil fields to the
seaboard is to be built with English
capital, and tiiat its promoters are En
glish aristocrats. It is said that even
the English royalty is interested, name
ly, tho Prince of Wales, and Mr. Wilson
of Tranby Croft fame. A charter has
already been taken out in the State of
New Jersey by Mr. Wilson, and the
name of tho company is the English
Pipe Line Company. Tho capital is
Camden, N. J., special: The remains
of Walt Whitman, tho poet, were bur
ied with impressive services in the
presence of a throng of well-known"
people, fc-'everal thousand people gath
ered around the tomb, and when the
collin was deposited on the bier Francis
Howard Williams of Philadelphia read
extracts from Whitman's famous writ
ings. Thomas 1. Harned, the poet's
long-time friend, spoke for the city in
which Whitman had lived so many
years. Dr. Buck, the poet's biographer,
followed in an address, after which
Col. Ingersoll delivered an impressive
and eloquent funeral oration.
New York special: Judge Pratt of
the Supreme Court of Brooklyn, has
handed down a decision granting Mrs.
Charlott Louise Bolton an absolute di
vorce from A m. C. Bolton. This case
attracted considerable attention last
September when Mrs. Bolton secured
her husband's arrest on a charge of
bigamy Jaad abandonment These
charges fell through, and then Mrs.
Bolton sued for divorce, and the legal
ity of a divorce obtained Ty her hus
band in Sioux Falls. S. D., was brought
up and made a test case. The defend
ant alleges that after he trad obtained
that divorce he was free to marry M!ss
In his opinion Judge Tratt holds to
contrary. "It seems to be the settled
law of this state,' he say.?, "that a for
eign divorce for a cause not recogni ed
by our laws and with no appearance by
the defendent is oid.' After quoting
several cases "in support of this view he
adds: "It seems to be true that each
State can dete mine the marital status
of its own c.tiens and it does not seem
entirely logical that a person can be
married in one Sate and be sittgie in
another, but such is the re ult of the
decisions as they stand. There mnsk,
therefore, be a judgment for the plain
tiff." In his findings on the facts Judge
Pratt holds that Mr. Bolton and Char
lotte Louise Bolton were legally mar
ried and that Bolton illegally married
Miss Schuler. He adds: "This was
without the consent, connivance, pri
vity, or procurement of tho plaintiff.
Tho plaintiff, as the dofendant in an
action by her husband in South Dakota
in which a judgment of divorce was ob
tained against her, was not served with
any summons or notice and did not ap
pear therein. Tho plaintiff is, there
fore entitled to judgment against the
defendant dissolving tho marriage be
tween them."
Chicago special: Capt V. D. McGil
lycuddy, formerly tho Indian agent at
Pine Ridgo, called at army headquarters
and gave it as his opinion that trouble
might bo expected at tho Rosebud and
other agencies.
The Indians have been aroused to a
high state of excitement by the recent
killing of an Indian near Black Pike
Creek, north of White River, and out of
the jurisdiction of the government. Tho
murderer was a desperado named Jack
Whipple, who pounded the redskin to
death. The Indians demanded ven
geance and Whipple was arrested, but
tho authorities claimed nothing could
bo done with him, as tho killing oc
curred outside of tho jurisdiction of the
United States. The Indians could not
see the logic of this, and are now mut
tering and making threats. Capt. Mo
Gillycuddy also says tho redskins are
still indulging in the ghost dance and
are ready for any exciting event as an
oxcuse for an outbreak.
Another complaint made by tho In
dians is that they are not allowed to eat
part of the cattle which tho govern
ment gives them. Fresh entrails, and
raw at that, are considered a luxury,
but the eating of these delicacies has
been stopped by the Interior Depart
ment, it being contended that this food
tends to arouse the brutal and savage
natures of the Indians. Tho red men
have greatly taken this to heart, and
some of them have refused to take their
rations because the beef was not served
a la cntrail. Capt. McGiilycuddy sug
gests as a remedy for tho murders of In
dians that the government provide a
fund for the prosecution of the murder
ers. Entrails of beef, he believes, should
bo kept from the Indians.
Chicago special: Frederick Douglass
at the head of a presidential ticket,
running upon a platform whose cardi
nal plank provides for pensioning the
ex-slaves, is one of the possibilities of
the coming campaign. William R.
Vaughan, of Chicago, is at the head of
the movement. Through his efforts a
bill has been introduced in Congress to
grant pensions to negroes, and it is
proposed to call a national convention
for the purpose of nominating a ticket
which will make a fight an this proposi
tion. In view of this fact several hun
dred negroes of Chicago have sent him
a petition asking that tho convention
be held here. Mr. Vaughan recently
wrote a letter to Fred Douglass asking
him to indicate his willingness to ac
cept the nomination for the presidency
on the new party's ticket.
Seattlk, Wash., special: Official In
vestigations by agents of the Treasury
Department into the system of slavery
among Japanese women in tho slums
here has brought out startling disclos
ures. Seventeen women were exam
ined through an interpreter and nearly
all confessed that they were brought
over by Japanese men to whom their
earnings are being paid. They expected
to get employment at embroidery and
needlework, but were deceived and com
pelled to lead lives of shame. Reports
have been made to the Treasury Depart
ment at Washington with a recommend
ation that measures be taken to stop the
A dispatch from St. Paul says that
reports from many North Dakota and
Northern Minnesota points indicate
that it has been raining in torrents
from eight to twelve hours. In many
places the country is flooded and roads
impassable. The grain in shock was
ruined by tho early March thaw, and
this rain completed its destruction. It
is believed that at least 10,000,000 bush
els in the Red River valley must be
counted as lost.
Denver, Col. special: Manager As
pen, of the Consolidated Mining Com
pany of Aspen, and manager of several
rich silver mines at Teliuride, received
orders to shut down work within a
week. This action will throw 1.000
men out of employment. The cause for
closing is the very low prices being
paid for silver.
Madison special: The Wisconsin
Lumber Dealers' Association met in
this city. A committee was appointed
to organize district associations com
prising Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Min
nesota, North and South Dakota.
Paris special: In consequence of the
dynamite explosions the people living
in the vicinity of any one connected
with the government aro greatly
alarmed and in many cases arc remov
ing. As an inducement to prospective
tenants landlords announce that no one
occupying a judicial position will be ac
cepted as a tenant. Several landlords
have served notice upon such tenants
to quit. Many tourists aro departing
from Paris in consequence of the scare.
It is asserted that ex-Minister Con
staus has kept the secret service funds
obtained during his term of office out of
his successor's possession.
Upon a house occupied by police offi
cials tho following notice was found:
'This house will shortly be blown up
with dynamite."
At a meeting of the municipal coun
cil it was announced that all the authors
of the recent dynamite outrages, except
two, had been arrested.
Many households asked the police for
protection. It was impossible to com
ply with every request, but the people
were told that everything possible would
be done to insure safety.
A wealthy distiller living at Romans
has received notice that his distillery
would be blown up with dynamite in a
few days.
Cactus Common to prime.? 3.35 4.82
Hogs Shipping grades'..... 4.50 0 4.80
MlEEP ). 95 y 6 1 5
Wheat Cash .78
Corn Cash.. .19
UAlB akd
Flax .79
Butter Western dairy 18 .25
Eggs Western .12 .12$
'Cattle Fat steers $ 3.40 3.C0
Cattle Feeders 2 75 3.00
HOGS...... 4.50 4.55
Sheep ............ .......... 4.50 & 5.50
heat.. ...... ... .75
OATS(new) .23
iUn m s as ) tjgQ 29
A LA .. -jasa) S I
Cattle Common to prime. $ 2.C2 3.C0
Hogs Shippers ,. 4.45 4.55
Wheat. .,5 .05 .9oJ
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Offl-Boiera .31 ,36J
Nebraska VlslteU by the Worst Storm In
Years Kelson lainaged to the Aaaouat
or 100,000 A Number or BuUdlBjrs Un
roofedTwo Mea Killed at Edgar.
Cyclone la Nebraska.
A special from Nelson say3: A
terrible cyclono struck Nelson. It
came from the southwest and could be
seen at least ten minutes before it struck
the town. It was preceded by a terrific
hail storm lasting several minutes, after
which camo a storm which proved the
worst and most destructive that ever
visited this section of Nebraska. Tho
storm struck the town with terrible
forco at 0:15 o'clock p. in. Many rushed
into their stores and cellars for safety.
The damage has been estimated at
100,000. 'lho First National Bank
were unroofed; tho Opera House block
unroofed and badly damaged; the Union
block unroofed and tho southwest end
torn out. The Arlington Hotel was un
roofed; the new school house, costing
518,000, was almost destroyed; the Pres
byterian Church was badly wrecked. A
large number of residences were com
pletely wrecked, nothing being left ex
cept cellars and foundation?. One half
of a house, that of Henry Pope, wa3
carried along in the track of the storm
for nearly an cighthof a mile, with the
contents and Mrs. Pope and two chil
dren. Fortunately the family escaped
uninjured. Miss Mary Brayman, as
sistant principal of the rtelson high
school, was seriously hurt, having a leg
and several ribs broken. Mrs. John
Eaton was also seriously injured. Most
of the buildings were insured only
against fire, and the loss will be almost
total. Nothing has yet been learned as
to the damage done in the surrounding
Edgar, in Clay County, was also dam
aged, the depot blown down and two
men killed. Wires aro down and it is
impossible to get anything from that
section. The storm evidently traveled
in a northerly direction. Specials from
Wahoo and Norfolk tell of a storm of
unusual severity there, a number of
houses being blown down, but no serious
damage resulting.
Two Burt County Men Who Had De
frauded a Widow Rebuked la Court.
Judge Scott at Tekamah listened to
arguments in the case of Margaret
Kirkle against L. C. Mcnnell and E. W.
Peterson at the session of tho District
Court. The case was one in which
plaintiff asked that a deed be set asido
because of fraud. The Court cut the
argument short and in rendering bis
decision said he had a painful duty to
perform, as the case had in it dark
He then arraigned Peterson as an at
torney and Mennell as a man in most
scathing language. He denounced the
unfair and fraudulent methods of de
fendant in unmeasured terms. Tho
audience at ,pne time broke out in loud
Mennell acquired mortgages for about
Sl,r,00 on Kirkle's ICO acres, and when
Kirkle was dying Peterson was called
in to draw a will. At the same time he
induced Mrs. Kirkle, in her distressed
stato of mind, to sign a deed for the
farm, -conveying it to Mennell. Al
though Peterson was administrator of
the estate, the Court decreed that the
deed should be set aside, and gave Men
nell ten days to rcconvcy the land, and
if it is not done in that time he ordered
that the decree of the Court constitute
a conveyance.
The decree gives general satisfaction,
and Judge Scott's honest but emphatic
remarks are the theme of favorablo
Cattle Billed Through from Nance
County Foino Figure.
It was wortn a Nebraskan's while to
see the fifty-six car loads of fat cattle
enroute to Liverpool the other day, di
rcct from Nance County. John Reimer
shipped twenty-three cars of st?crs
March 13, average we'ght, 1,625 pounds,
direct from Fullcrton to Glasgow, Scot
land. Later there passed through
Omaha fifty-six cars, shipped by E. S.
Burkec of the Kent Cattle Company,
UDO head, averaging over 1,600 pounds
each, through bill of lading direct to
Liverpool. In 1810 FuIIerton was cred
ited on tho books of tho Uniou Pacific
Railway Company with the second larg
est amount of stock shipped out of any
town in Nebraska. This through ship
ment is a new departure by Nance
County feeders and the result in a finan
cial way is expected to net the shippers
quite an increase aver prices which
could be obtained nearer home. The
cars composing the trains were decor
ated by banners giving full particulars
as to where the stock was from and to
where it was going. Considerable
money has been spent in preparing the
train as an advertisement for Nebraska.
Several Valuab'e Horses Poisoned Ity
Strychnine at Kimball.
A number of fine horses belonging to
S. M. Smith of Kimball have died re
cently, and suspicion of poisoning was
entertained. Tho County Commission
ers had the stomach of one of the ani
mals analyzed, and brought out the
fact that the horses had been poisoned
by strychnine. On further investiga
tion it was ascertained that the poison
had been mixed with some salt in a
trough in the stable yard, evidently by
somo person with malicious intent. At
their meeting the commissioners offered
a reward of 5300 for the apprehension
of the miscreant.
The feeling is very bitter against the
rascal who committed the dastardly act,
although there is no clue to tho cause
or tho perpetrator of the crime.
Fatally Injured in a Runaway.
Peter Truelson, ono of the oldest
settlers of Sherman County, was fatally
injured by a rnnaway team. He lived
but a few hours after he was picked up.
He and Joe Priess were returning from
Ashton when the accident occurred.
Priess wzs seriously Injured, having
three ribs broken and some internal in
juries, but it is thought he will re
cover. Broke Jail at Ponca.
John Grumbehg escaped from the
county jail at Ponca. He had been ar
rested and confined on the charge of
disposing of mortgaged property at dif
ferent places in that and surrounding
counties, obtaining several large sums
of money. Officers are in pursuit of the
Walked to His Death.
Loins Franz,, aged 15 years, son of
E. Franz, a well-to-do farmer living
five miles southeast of Hampton, left
his bed and went out of the house witk
but a shirt and pair of shoes on. His
mother heard him go out, and as he did
not return after the lapse of about ten
minutes the family were aroused and
made a diligent search about the prem
ises without finding him. The neigh
borhood was informed of his disappear
ance and soon a pesse of about forty
men were on the hunt. He was found
doad at daybreak about one and one
fourth miles from his homo, on the
banks of Beaver Creek, with no wound
on his body. Tho manner in which he
left or wandered or was taken from
home will probably always remain
Holt County's Litigation.
In the District Court at O'Neill Judgt
Bartow issued a writ of mandamus to
compel the supervisors to sign a bill of
exceptions in the case of Barrett Scott
against tho Board of Supervisors of
Holt County. This case was opened up
some time ago by John H. Hopkins,
backed by tho Alliance members of the
County Board, and they sought to oust
Treasurer Scott for alleged maladmin
istration of the affairs of his office. Tho
Democratic and Allianco mombers of
tho board heretofore refused to sign the
bill, although admitting that the evi
dence was correct.
Hopkins' attorneys objectod to the
mandamus, but were overruled by tho
court, and the board will assemble in
extra session to placo tho signatures to
the bill. Tho case will come into court
on tho question of tho legality of the
board's former proceedings.
Accldently Killed.
A distressing accident occurred five
miles west of Shickley, at the the resi
dence of Alfred Beugston,one of the old
est and highly respected citizens of tho
neighborhood. His boys had been out
hunting and when thoy came home left
the gun in the granary. A little girl, 5
years old, was out playing and in some
way knocked the gun down. It was
discharged, the load entering her neck,
killing her instantly. Tho accident
has cast a gloom over tho whole com
munity. Prospects fur a i ood Crop.
Prospects are that farming will pay
just as beautifully in Hall County in
1812 as it did in 1S1M. Farmers are ex
ultant ovei tho.outlook. If tho pleas
ant weather of the last few days should
continue, plowing may be begun in a
few days.
The outlook for a large crop of beets
could not be better, tho raise in tho
schedulo of prices having added much
in the amount of acreage.
Accldently Shot.
At Bancroft as Andrew Swanson and
a companion were going out hunting on
horseback, Swanson's horse becamo
fractious and ho handed his gun to his
companion. Soon afterwards the gun
was discharged, striking Swanson on
the temple, inflicting a severe, if not
fatal, injury. Swanson rode home after
the injury and a physician was sum
moned who dressed the wound.
Accused of Horse Stealing.
Several days ago a young man called
at Spearman's livery barn at Papillion
and asked for a horse to ride out in tho
country a couple of miles. He got a
pony and rode off and has so far failed
to return. One of the proprietors of
the barn has been out on the search for
him, and discovered where ho had
stopped over night in Omaha, after
which he is supposed to have gone
northward. It is thought he is the man
implicated in the stabbing affair atFrc-3
Stabbed by a Tramp.
A Union Pacific brakoman named
Cusic has been taken 10 Omaha from
Valley in a wounded condition. He;
was on a freight train and during a
stop at Valley discovered some tramps
and advised them to keep off the train.
One of them thereupon stabbed him,
cuttiug a deep gash on his shoulder and
breast. He was faint from the loss of
blood, but was able to bo removed to
his home in Omaha.
Defeated the Bonds.
At the election called to vote $10,000
bonds to build two school houses, ono
each in the Second and Third Wards of
Ord, the proposition was defeated by 37
votes. All are agreed upon the need of
more school room for tho children of
that rapidly growing city, but cannot
agree upon the plan best fitted to sup-'
ply it. A public meeting will be called
at an early day to consider the situs-1
Transferred the College.
The election at Stromsburg to vote
on the proposition to transfer by deed'
the Stromsburg Normal and Business
Collego to Prof. J. J. Bryant, was car
ried by 148 majority. This will give the
professor authority to go on with speci
fied improvements in the way of addi
tions to the building, which will greatly
enhance its value.
Gibbon' New Bank.
Several Alliance farmers in the vi
cinity of Gibbon have a movement on,
foot to establish cither a loan company
or a bank. Dr. Hito has been selected'
as President. Tho object of tho com
pany is to do strictly an Alliance busi
ness. None but Alliance members will'
be cither depositors or creditors.
Teachers in Session at Wilcox.
The Intercounty Teachers' Associa
tion was in session at Wilcox, with fifty
teachers in attendance. Hon. A K.
Goudy, State Superintendent, addressed
a large audience at the Congregational
Church. Mr. Miller, editor of the
Northwestern Journal of Education, was
also in attendance.
Serious Accident at Fort Robinson.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Trout, while
out riding at Fort Robinson, met with
a serious accident. Their team ran
away, upsetting the carriage, knocking
them both senseless. Tho Lieutenant
was not injured, but Mrs. Trout had
her shoulder badly hurt.
Troubled by Younjj Thieves.
Hastings ordinarily is little troubled
with petty lawbreakers, but for a few
days past a gang of young sneak thieves
has bothered the merchants or that
city. Tho police are doing their best
to break up the gang by arresting and
fining the members.
Shot While Out Hunting.
Will Bartlett, aged 19 years, son
of T. G. Bartlett of Archer, while out
hunting received a shot in the leg which
completely shattered it from the thigh
down. He was not found for about four
hours afterwards, and could not undergo
an amputation.
, I rank Concentrated Lye.
An 18-months-oId child of John W.
Mayle, at Blair, met with a serious ac
cident which may prove fatal. While
Mrs. Mayle was busy the little boy got
hold of some concentrated lye and drank
it. The little victim's mouth and stom
ach are badly burned.
A 9200.000 r ire at Omaha.
The five-story building occupied by
the Omaha Hardware Company at
Omaha was completely destroyed by
fire, causing a loss of 200,000. It is
thought that the fire was the work of
burglars, who resorted to arson to hide
their crime.
Cattle for Liverpool's Market.
Thk Superior Cattle Company of Su
perior loaded several cars of cattla .01
export to Liverpool. 'Ihe cattle wi
be taken from Superior to Fairmont by
the Burlington and will be landeJ in
Boston in sixty hours.
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