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-VOLUME XXIIl. NUMBER 30.
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Wood River is to have an Episcopal
There is an epidemic of scarlet fever
at East Lincoln.
David City's creamery has com
A etock company has been orjrauized
at Deshler to build a $5,000 flour mill.
The Pythian Sisterhood of Hastings
will hold a fair the first week in No
vember. A tannerj- with a capacity of 2, 000
hides a year has been established it
jNIary Jane Kiffen of Lincoln, after
twenty-nine years of married life, is
suing for a divorce.
A mad dog was kilted near Wakefield
after it had bitten another canine and
killed twenty chickens.
A son of William Horn, near Wol
hach, was instantly killed by the acci
dentia! discharge of a gun.
An Emerson man offered to build a
cheese factory tnere if he will be guar
anteed to product of 200 cows.
The Pleasant View Itutterand Cheeso
association of Seward county has been
incorporated with a capital of $4, 600.
The house of Tnos. Haynes. In the
outskirts of O'Neill, was partly de
stroyed by fire. Most of the house
hold effects were saved.
Rev. C. H. Hickman, after whom
the town of Hickman was named, died
there last week, asred Si) years. He
came to Nebraska in 185(5.
John Barrett, a Lincoln county
farmer, who had his hand caught in a
threshing machine and fearfully lacer
ated two months ago, died last weeK.
Hastings parties propose buflding a
cereal mill at that point. E. P. Tan
ner and Henry Ingalls of the burned
specialty mill offer to subscribe for
Joseph Gray was injured internally
at Fremont last week by a section of
water pipe that roiled and feii ou him
whiie at work in the bottom of the
Buffalo county pays a bounty of 3
cents on each gopher scalp and $1 on
each woif scalp. Thus far this year
that county has paid for tne killing of
12.000 gophers and 300 woives.
L. A. Mitchell, pastor of the First
Baptist church of Beatrice, has ten
dered his resignation to take effect De
cember 31. J)r. Mitchell has held the
pastorate of the church about a year
and a half.
II. C. Lowry. who was permanently
injured in a railroad accident at Mon
mouth. 111., and who sued tne Buriing
ton for $30, 000, has filed the necessa
ry bonds to have the case removed to
the federal courts.
'J he ladies of the Woman's Temper
ance union of Valparaiso are erecting
a building to be used as a public read
ing room as well as a place for their
meetings. The building is 22x28. one
and a half story frame.
At Kearney the other cay James
Watkins performed the hazardous feat
of climbing a felim flag poio twenty,
five feet tall fixed to the edge of the
opera house roof at a disance of 100
feet from the ground.
M. A. Lunn of Lincoln, editor of the
Beet Sugar Enterprise, met the mem
bers of the Beatrice board of trade, to
wnom he unfolded a plan for the erec
tion of a factory in that city. He has
succeeded in a number of people in the
The police at Kearney raided the
gambling den over tho Leiderkrants.
in the south part of town and arrested
several participants and tho proprie
tor of the place. It is understood that
a raid will be made on every den in
Piattsmouth people report a four
foot vein of coal discovered on the
land of Joseph Sherry at Rock Bluffs.
Richey Bros, of Piattsmouth have se
cured a twenty-five year lease of the
property and will begin mining opera
tions at once.
John White, a wall-to-do farmer of
Saline county, aged about 38 years,
accidentally shot himself. He was out
hunting and undertook with the but of
his riile to lift up a fish pole on which
a nsn was caught. Ihe weapon was
discharged, the ball lodging in the
A small fire in Captain Guilfoylo's
quarters at Fort llobinson, which dam
aged all the furniture of tho parlor,
was caused bv the nuase girl in start
ing a fire. Sho was carrying a lighted
newspaper from one room to another,
which ignited the poriierro. Tne
troops extinguished it.
Clinton is the name of a small town
on the line of the Elkhorn in Sheridan
county. It has a bank, school house,
several general stores and a number of
thriitv. enterprising citizens. The lat
ter have come to the state board of
transportation with a petition for a
depot and warehouie facilities.
Theodore Tate, a young man about
25 years old. working for John Welsh,
three miles north of Moorefield. com
mitted suicide by taking strychnine.
He arose early, seeming to be all right.
He ieft nothing to give any reason for
doing such a rash deed. He died be
fore medical aid could reach him.
County Treasurer M. F. Bednar of
Colfax county is issuing executions
against delinquent personal taxpayers.
Tnere are $10,000 of delinquent per
sonal taxes on the books, and what
cannot be collected is to be stricken
off. That amount will bo large, as it
is estimated that only 25 per cent can
Mrs. Joseoh Folts of Weeping
Water has thought for some time that
she had cancer of tho stomach, but :i
tit of vomiting "unearthed"' a full
grown iizard. which she now believes
was introduced live years ago. when
an infant, by dropping down her throat
m a deluge of spring water. The liz
ard was dead when ejected.
A company has been organized at
Chadron cf old time cowboys of north
west Nebraska to run a race on horse
oack from Chadron to the Nebraska
ouilding at the world's fair in Chica
go. Tney are to" run for a purse of
f 1.000 and a gold medal. They will
leave Chadron about May 15. It is
expected that several hundered will
enter the contest..
The city marshal of Piattsmouth
-ht a dog having the rabies. He had
oeen noticed biting at posts, wagon
tires, etc., but was not killed until he
5 nad bitten several blooded dogs. which
ire stiii at large, ana it is-probaoie
j at -.iiev will be heard from later on.
The primary hearing dr the case 6i
Jesa Wlttehmore, who stabbed John
Hudson of Iioidrega was he'd last
week. These young men got into a
dispute while at the independent rally, I
which quarrel finally resulted in the 1
stabbing of Hudson by Wittenmore.
Huason receivea an ugly wound unaer
the Islt arm, piercing nearly t'o the
pleura of the iungs.
John Norton. a section man. was
run over by a freight train and in
Btantly killed about a mile west of
Chadron. His body was cut in two
and horribly mangled. An inquest was
held and the jury decided he came to
his death by his own negligence and
attach no blame to the tram crew. It
is supposed he was intoxicated and
laid on the track and went to sleep.
Charles Baker, who broke into the
Rosenfield residence at Hastings, had
his preliminary examination and wai
heid to bail in the sum of $500 in de
fault of which he was remanded to
jail. Bernard Bates of the same place,
a young man of evil tendencies, was
sent to jail for stealing whips from a
traveling man's sample case at the
Burlington & Missouri railroad depot.
The grocery stock of I E. Fiandtof
Norfolk. Was levied upon by the sheriff
with an order of attachment of Ayer3
& Weatherwax and Reed & Co. of
Sioux City. The liabilities as far as
known are as follows: Ayers &
Weatherwax, $313; Meyer & Raapke.
Omaha, $152; William Tackaborry,
$94; J. H. Feilbacb. $60. The liabili
ties are about $i, 200 and the assets
about $1, 000.
la the case of Frank J. Baldwin
against the Missouri Pacific Railway
company, at Omaha, the jury returned
a veraiet for the plaintiff and assessed
his damages at $7. 750. Baldwid was
i switchman in the employ of the com-
paqy and while acting In that capacity
lost a Toot. He sued for $15. 000 al
leging that the accident was due to the
contributory negligence of the defend
ant in maintaining a defective track.
J. R. Buchanan, general passenger
agent of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Mis
souri Valley railroad, filed his answer
last week with Secretary McFadden of
i ho Trans-Missouri passenger associa
tion. The answer, which is a general
denial, is called out by the charges
preferred against tho Elkhorn by the
Burlington regarding the transporta
tion of United States troops from Fort
Rooinson, this state, to the directory
services at Chicago.
Tho funerai of Mrs. Mary Bell, the
.largest woman in Nebraska, took place
in Omaha iast week. The casket,
which was a very handsome one, was
made to order and is the largest which
ever went out of Maul's undertaking
rooms. It was G feet G inches long,
21 inches deep, and 34 inches wide at
the top. It required ten men to
handle it, and there was only one
dearse in the city large enough to ac
commodate it. Tne body weighed
nearly 400 pounds.
The body of Frank Chead who ha9
been missing since September 21), was
found lodged on a sand bar five miics
east of North Bend. The body was
somewhat decomposed, but still recog
nizable. Tne body was encased in
undershirt and drawers, the balance
of the clothing having been found a
few days after his disappearance on an
island just south of North Bend. There
were no outward marics of violence on
the person discernablc.
Amos Thompson, abrakeman on the
M P. and running between Omaha
and Union, while coupling" a passen
ger and freight car. was caught be
tween them and crushed in a horrible
manner. He lived but a short time.
Coroner Unruh held an inquest over
the remains, which resulted in a ver
dict laying all blame on the railroad
company. It seems the couplings of
the cars were of an entirely different
style from the usual, which allowed
one to pass under the other.
The contract was awarded last week
by the Union Stock Yards company of
South Omaha to a Cincinnati firm for
the furnishing of tho switches and
frogs to be used in the improvement
of the switching facilities in the yards.
The bids for putting in the interlock
ing plant, and the new electric light
piant .vill be opened November 1 and
the contracts awarded as soon there
after as possible. These improve
ments arc to all bo completed this fail.
A bill of exceptions in the case of
the state of Nebraska against Silas
Cobb was fiied with the cierk of the
supreme court last week. This is the
famous case in which Judge Scott of
Omaha sentenced Silas Cobb and W.
J. Clary to fine and imprisonment for
alleged contempt of court The su-
ureme court grantea a stay oi sentence
on Marcn 21 and thus Kept the two at-
torneys out of jail. It is not likely
mat tne case will finally be tried until
the next term of court.
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The 2ortn .eorasiia .Leacners asso-
c'ation. consisting of Stanton. Cuming,
Wayne, Pierce and Madison counties. I
met in regular session at Stanton. A '
large and representative delegation
from each county was present, and the
association heid a session fraught with
much good to the cause of education
generally. Judge Norris lectured in
the ex'ening to a crowded house. His
subject. Tne Immortality of St. Paul
and Shauespeare. "' was handled ably
and was an intellectual treat. Judge
Norris' lectures are in demand with
Two moreNboys have been brought
uo to the county judge's office in Lin
coln by their parents, who say they j
are unable to control them, and ask
that they be sent to the state reform
school at Kearney. One is Charles
Patterson, aged 16. and the other, the
iittie fellow. Waiter Smith. 9 years
old. who last summer brose into a
bouse and appropriated a neighbor's
horse and buggy with which he pro
ceeded so have a good time. He met
the owner on the street and almost per
suaded him that the turn out was not
his by his innocent appearance and
ability to teil fairy tales as if they were t
actual occurrences. j
Hunters who were out to the Salt
-lake yesterday, says the Lincoln Jour
nal" sar that they never saw anything
like the quantity of aeaa hsh that are !
there. W agon loads coula be scoopea
up all over the bed of the lake. There
are cat fish all the way .from six to
eighteen inches long; millions of perch
and carp and minnows in drifts a foot
or so deep. Cranes, guils and . snipe
have been attracted in great numbers
to feed on the fish, and people from
the bottoms are picking them up and
carrying them home in gunny sacks.
It looks as if some one had made a ter
rible blunder in causing the death of
so many fish. (
THE BATTLE FOUGHT
ItESULT, HOWKTKIt, IS AS TKT
Democrats Claim New York; Indiana
and Illinois, and the Consequent
Election of Cleveland, Bat Repablt-
cans Do Not Concede Tbis .Header
Uc turns from Nebraska The lec
tiou of cronnse for Governor Indi
cated by tue Latest Iteturns The
National Oatcouio at litis Hoar L'n
dcclded. NEW rORK.
New York, Nov. 8. At midnight
Mr. Carter, chairman of the republi
can national committee, said: The
abnormal democratic majorities in New
York city and Brooklyn will bo diffi
cult to overcome by republican gains
throughout the state. Our democratic
friends seem to have understood their
party needs in the state when they en
acted the present ballot law. Fortun
ately tho national committeo roiied
upon three distinct combinations and
and two of them yet remain intact,
even if tho loss of New York be con
ceded. With Indiana the election of
Harrison is assured and tho republi
can victory in that state is certain.
At 2 o'cioctc Wiliiam F. Harrity said
of tho elections: "Tne returns re
ceived leave no doubt in our minus of
the election of Mr. Cleveland and Mr.
Stephenson by decisive majorities in
tho electoral college. The indications
are that they are already predicted,
receive the electoral votes of every
' one of tho southern states. We are
enaoieu to aua the electoral votes
f y y x j Connecti
cut and Indiana as previously claimed.
We further claim that Mr. Cleveland
has carried Illinois and Wisconsin,
and that Harrison has lost some of the
far western states. Returns generally
indicate great democratic gains and
great Republican losses. Tho people
of the country are entitled to congrat
ulations upon -their great victory."
Omaha, Nov. 9. The Bee says:
Returns from Nebraska at 3:30 a. m.
were very incomplete, but enough had
been received to indicate the election
of Crounse and to show that the vote
on electors is very close, with the re
publicans having a good chance to
win. Democrats very generally fol
lowed Boyd's advice and threw their
vote to the Weaver electors. At 11
o'clock Chairman Cady stated that
although he had not received returns
sutlicient to justify him in quoting fig
ures, he felt satisfied that Nebra.ica
would give Harrison its electoral vote
by a safe plurality. He had no doubt
of the election of the republican state
Indianapolis, Nov. 9. At mid
night the indications are that Indiana
will go republican. Heavy republican
gains over two years ago in Marion
county, containing the city of Indian
apolis, indicate, with 40 out of 20S
precincts to hear from, that the demo
cratic majority of 2,000 in the county
wiil be reduced to 600. No compari
son can be maae on theso precincts
for their geography was changed a
few months ago. All the same, 80
precincts outside the city show net
gains of 1, 104 for Harrison, an aver
age of 11 to the precinct.
Des Moines, la., Nov. 8 At 1 n.
m. Chairman Blythe of tne republican
committee claims tho state by 20, 000
and the election of republican congres
racn in ail but one district and prob
ably the First. Chairman Fullen of
the democratic committee practically
concedes the state, but says the 200
precincts heard from are too few upon
which to base an estimate.
Columbus Corrected and fuller re
turns from Ohio indicate tho election
of ten democrats and eleven republi
can candidates for congress; also both
committees claiming the election of
their candidates in the Ninth and Six
teenth districts. Poorman. rep. in the
Sixteenth district, telegraphs that he
is elected, and the republicans candi
date in the Ninth does not concede his
defeat. Republicans are claiming the
state for Harrison, but the democrats
do not concede this.
Chicago. Nov. 8. At midnight
Secretary Nelson of the state demo
cratic committee said he did not see
how the aemocrats could lose in lili-
! noia. while at republican headquarters
no one couia oe found to claim any
thing more than it was a close shavo.
Huge crowds thronged the lobbies of
the hotels all evening and cheered as
the returns from New York and other
states were read from the galleries.
The Heraid announced that at mid
night it would display a red light if
Cleveland gained the day. Promntly
at that hour it appeared.
St. Louis At midnight the indica
tions are that the democrats have car
ried all tho congressional districts ex
cept the Tenth and that is sti'u in
doubt. Tne Giobe-Deraocrat concedes
Indiana to the democrats by from
8.000 to 10,000 plurality.
Topeka. Nov. 8. At 11 o'clock a
few scattering precincts had been
heard from, all of wnich show decided
republican gains. Four towns in the
Seventh district. Wichita, WinUeid.
Newton and Nickerson. all of which
gave Jerry Simpson handsome major
ities in 1S90. have each given a ma
jority for Long, republican. The re
publican stato committee claims the
election of ail of the eight republi
can candidates for congress and
a majority in each branch of the leg
islature, as well as the state electoral
iicsets. A similar claim is made by
Denver. Colo.. Nov. 8. Both sides
are claiming tho state at midnight,
though with few figures to bacc their
claims. Chairman Griffith of the .'re
publican state central committee
claims that the returns so far received
indicate a majority of 1.000 for the re
publican ticket. Chairman Arbdckle
of the free coinage democratic com
mittee on the contrary, claims the
state by several thousand.
Republicans claim that Harrison baa
carried the state by a neat plurality.
Nine persons were killed in a col
lision in Yorkshire. En eland, between
the Scotch express and a freight train, i
It has transpired that religious fa
naticism was the cause of tho recent
Tomnchic massacre in Mexico.
The city jail at Sonoma, Cal., was
burned and two unknown prisoners
Attorney General Milier has issued
specific instructions to United States
supervisors of election and marshals
defining their duties and privileges.
George S. Batcheilor has resigned
his poaiuon as minister to Portugal.
Near Piedmont, Ala., two masked
men robbed an express tr.ain on the
East Tennessee, Virginia A: Georgia
Attorney General Miller announces
that he will retire from the cab net to
resume tho practice of law w nether
Harrison is re-elected or not.
Forest fires are raging in the moun
tains near Johnstown. Pa., anu a jiroat
desiruction to property is threatened.
It is feared that the big lake s-ieam-er
Gilcher has gone down in Lake
Michigan with all her crew, p
An epidemic of diphtheria is raging
at Su Marys. O.
Cholera continues unabated in Buda
John I). Washburn, minister to
Switzerland, and George S. Batcheller.
minister to Portugal, have tendered
Heavy rains have effectually put out
the forest fires in tho mountains of
Edward Carroll, democratic candi
date for congress in the First Kansa?
district, has withdrawn.
OUR ST- LOUIS LETTER.
Cariosities of the Campaign Prepara
tions to lie Commenced at Once fcr
the Carnival of 1803.
St. Louis, Nov. 4. The campaign in
St Louis has boomed the lumber busi
ness, perhaps, more than it has the
Mile of badges and torches. In th?
last Presidential election, the meetings
of the clubs and other party organisa
tions were held in halls or theaters.
The increase in the registration this
fall has been enormous, and the
politicians at the outset of the
campaign found that thej" would have to
abandon the old pi m. Accordinglj',
one club built a great wigwam of wood,
which would accommodate the 3,000
voters in its ward, covering a vacant
lot nearly a block in extent with the
structure. It was found that it was
cheaper to do this than to hire halls,
and the idea took. Picturesque wooden
shanties, ornamented with campaign
devices and the pictures of candidates
sprang up all over the city, and now
dot every vacant lot in the wards. As
a mayorality campaign will follow this
one the wigwams will stay till sum
mer, .it least, before thev are torn
down and sold again.
One of the branches of the wholesale
business of St. Louis that is peculiar
to this city is occupying the attention
of the big merchants just now. The
houses here outfit hundreds of stores
in the small towns along the
rivers of Alabama, Mississippi. Ar
kansas, Louisiana and Florida.
These Southern merchants come to the
city during the time of the Fall Fes
tivities, and leave their orders for a
year's supplies before they go away.
About the beginning of November, the
wholesalers here send out a fleet of
boats loaded to the guards with goods
for these Southern customers.
Many of the houses own their
steamers, and send out
two or three of them; some charter the
boats and send only one. This com
mercial flotilla steams along, leisurely
through streams of the southern
States, leaving the little landings here
and there hidden under boxes and
bales of merchandise, and gets back to
St. Louis about the beginning of
Spring, in time for the boats to enter
the regular summer river trade. A
great saving in freight ratos is effected
in this wav by the St. Louis merchants,
and it is to be presumed the customers
get the benefit of the economy.
Scores of men have been busy this
week stripping the exposition b.iiMi'ig
of i's exhibits, and talcing down tne
colored lamps and fixed electric pi.ves
that delighted the eyes cf- a million
nconle last month. In a few days
there will little remain in sight of the
festivities' splendor except the illumin
ated signs and mottoes of the mer
chants, which they will keep blazing
at night as an attraction to the passer
by. The festivities committees are al-readj-
at work on their plans for next
year's celebration, and will shortly put
designers to making the sketches for
the many brilliant street pictures it is
intendci to have. The spectacle is to be
so much more elaborate and costly in
893 than it was this fall that the work
must be begun much earlier.
About twenty years ago Washington
university was located on Washington
avenue, over a mile from the Mer
chants' Exchange, and six separate
buildings were erected for the several
branches of the school. Business then
had not got within half a mile of the
site, and there were only a few dwell
ings in the neighborhood. Now, elec
tric cars run by the lecture rooms, and
the roar of a dozen factories disturb
the students. The xity has grown
miles past the university, and has
made the value of its property ten
times what it was when its doors were
first opened. So, the university will
move, and it will almost be able to pay
for its land and its new buildings by
the sale of its present property for
ScaltleU Hi i'atient to Death.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. ?. A most
shocking case of malpractice was
brought to the coronor's attention yes
terday in the case of a little hunchback
jirl who died last night A man
named Gcstave Heuer, who does not
pretend to be a physician, but whp
jlaiins to cure certain diseases, was
called in to treat her for dropsical con
sumption. He steamed her legs over a
tub of boiling water until she was
literally scalded to death- She lingered
in great torture a few hours after tho
Got Drank and Killed Ifemeir.
Tipton, Ind., Nov. 7. L. E. Scott,
traveling for a Detroit tcbacco house,
committed suicide at the Commercial
hotel, in this city, by taking poison.
He came here yesterday, took several
orders for goods, and then got on a
drunk, in which condition he remained
until to-day. Scott was a resident of
LOST HIS DIAMONDS.
IT was ot sioxer, nur precious
SIOXKS, UK WASTKD.
Due ol the ?lont Uellberatelr Planned
and Successfully Executed Hobbcr
Ich Ever Committed in the West A
New York Diamond Importer
Clubbed Into Iitcnibllktr and Uc
Ucved of $15,000 Worth of Bril
liants uccefnl Escape of the
Thief 111th Ills Uootjr.
Desperate Ileed of a Bandit.
Omaha, Nov. 5. W. J. Pollock, a
New York diamond importer, was shot,
clubbed almost into insensibility and
robbed of $15. 000 worth of diamonds
on the St. Paul express on the Chicago.
fcu Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha rail
road, just tnis side of California Junc
tion, last evening, says the Omaha
The robbery was one of tho most
deliberately planned and successfully
executed crimes ever committed inthe
west, and in point of nerve and daring
is almost witnout precedent in the
criminal annals of the country.
Tho whole affair was the work of
one man who had evidently followed
his victim until the time selected for
the consummation of his daring
scheme. To carry it into execution
was but the work of a moment, and
before the bewildered passengers could
fairly comprehend the enormity of the
crime that had been perpetrated be
fore their eyes or lift a linger to aid
the victim the daring criminal had
leaped from the swiftiy moving train
and disappeared, with the glittering
motive for the deed safely in his pos
session. Mr. Pollock arrived in Omaha
Thursday evening and registered at
the Miliard hotel. He called for his
bid yesterday aitcrnoon and took the
G o'clocic train for Sioux City. There
were perhaps a dozen passengers in
the car when the train left Council
Bluffs and nearly as many witnessed
ihe Drutal crime.
Among the passengers who took the
train at Omaha was a slight, well
dressed fellow, with full blacK beard,
wno tootc a seat somo distance behind
PoIiock and seemed to keep both eyes
on his movements.
Tne conductor in charge of the M$n
was Dan'' Ashraore, one of the ORE25'
conductors on the road, and it w&fhoi
long before nis attention was attracted
to the stranger's actions. He did not
thintc anything of it. however, except
to notice that ho appeared nervous
aud seemed to, pay a good deal of at
tention to Poliocir.
After leaving Missouri Valley Ash
more went forward into the baggage
car. The dark bearded stranger goj.
up and paced restlessly up and down
liie aisie. U hen the train was about
two miles this sido of California Junc
tion he went deliberately forward and
sat down beside Poiioctc. Hardly a
minute elapsed before tne sound of
four pistol shots was heard in rapid
in rapid succession above the roar and
rumoieof the train. Tne stranger had
suddenly risen m his seat, drawn a
large revolver from his pocket and
blazed away at point biank range. It
would seem that the robber wished to
carry out his purpose without adding
murder to his crimes, if possible, for
the first two shots penetrated each of
Pollock's arms above the elbow.
The diamond merchant was taken at
a disadvantage, but notwithstanding
the uainfui wounds in his arms, grap
pled with his assailant. Two more
shots followed and this time the rob
ber, rendered desperate by PoIIock's
resistance, directed his aim full -at
Polioc'ks head. In the struggle he shot
wild, neither bullet taking effect.
He pulied the trigger again and as
the weapon refused to answer he seized
it by the barrel and rained blow after
blow upon the sKuii of his almost un
Pollock told him to take his money
and spare his life.
D n your money." retorted the
robber, give me tne diamonds."
Ho tore PoIIock's coat and vest open
and tore the pocketoook containing
the jewels from the inside pocnet of
his vest. He snatched the diamonds
which were loose in ore compartment
of tne waiiet and started lor the door.
Pollock, though uearly insensible.
, retained his grasp on the clothing of
I the tnief. v.-ho dragged him with him
m his llignt.
The whole affair hardly occupied a
minute, and the passengers had not
sufficiently recovered tneir presence of
mind to come to Pollock's assistance.
Most of them had brotce for the door
as soon as the shooting commenced
and as the roboer shooK off Poitoctc's
crip Conductor Ashmore entered the
car. He took in the situation in jin in
stant and darted in pursuit of tne
thief. 'Ihe train was running nearly
forty miles an nour. To wait for tho
Drakes to have effect was to be cap
tured. The ronber was game. He
did not hesitate an .nstant out as Ash
more reached out to grasp nim ne
sprang from the platform and alighted
on his feet. Over and over he roileu.
nrouelled by the impetus of his fail,
then sprang to his feet and darted
away, apparently un injured.
Tne wounded man was brought to
this city. It was oeiicved that ne was
fataliy injured, but the surgeon's ex-
Iamination showed that whilo ne was
terribly bruised about the head he
would recover unless some unforeseen
complication sets in. Up"to tnis hour
there is no clue to the thief.
Every incident of the crime goes to
show that tne thief is" a criminal of re'
markabic cleverness and nerve. He
had studied tne habits of his victim
and carefully noted in which poctcet
he concealed his valuable samp.es.
Even in the excitement of his escape
he did not lose his nerve for an in
stant Not one man in a thousand
would have thought to release the air
braices in the midst of his race for
, liberty. But he had probably laid out
his plan of action whjie waiting for
his opportunity to arrive, and calcu
lated' that ne wouid be able to suffi
ciently cbecic the movement of the
train to escape without difficulty.
in this he was balked by the urompt
pursuit of the conductor. But he
preferred death to capture, and he did
not flinch a hair as he ieaueu out from
the living- train into tne unknown
darkness. He was lucky, too. for
those who saw his leap for liberty de
clare that it could not be done sue
cesfully one time in a thousand.
There is not the slightest clew as to
tho identity of the nervy thief. Both
the conductor and Mr. Pollock agree
that ho was disguised at the time the
crime was committed. He was small
and slight in figure, not over five feet
six inches in height and apparently
would weigh about ISO pounds. He
wore a large slouch hat pulled well
down over his eyes, and a light over
coat It is impossible to get an accu
rate description of his features as thoy
were mostly concealed by tho wide rim
of his hat and by a heavy blacK mus
tache and beard, which were evidently
false. Train men declare that no liv
ing man could leap from a train going
at the rate of speed at. tho place wnere
ho aiighted without receiving injuries
that would prevent him from getting
very far away. How true their thoory
is remains to. be seen. Tho. man who
would alone and single-handed perpe
trate such a crime in the presence of a
dozen people is certainly a man who
will not bo caught as iong as he has s
fighting chance left
.itlu.it.c l.ltcr- .irr
New York. nJV3?. T
department's conjrf'uction of the pres.
ident's proclamation of September 1.
which quarantines ail ships with im.
migrants in the cabin or steerage fot
twenty days caused the detention ol
tho Hamburg-American steamer Sue
via and tho Hiil lino steamer, Rich
mond Hiii, in tho bay all day yester
day. The Suevia has 24S cabin passen
gers. Among them are eighty-nine
citizens and 159 aliens. Some of the
latter intended to settle in the United
States. Tho steamships arrived at
quarantine on Saturday. The quaran
tine officials inspected and fumigated
her and permitted her to proceed to
docic. She was intercepted by the
cutter. Washington, and ordered to
remain until orders were received from
Washington permitting her to go up.
She dropped ancnor under trie shadow
of Lfoertv, whose aoDearanee was not
as pleasing as it mignt have been un
der other circumstances to tho Ameri
The Richmond Hill was also passed
by the quarantine officials. Sho has
sixty-nine cabin passengers and six
steerage passengers, who are cattle
men. Sfxty of her cabin passengers
are aliens who intend to take up uer
manent residence in the United States.
As tho treasury department was
closed tho agents of the steamship
could not get an order rolasing them.
Tney remained at anchor all night.
As they have clean bills of health they
wiil doubtless be allowed by the fed
eral authorities to go to their docks
some time today.
Flight liners are due today with
about 1.000 steerage and 600 cabin
passengers aboard. Among the fleet
are the Aurania. tho Aller, La Bro
tague. the Pennland. the Dcvonia and
the Zandaam. Theso ships, through
a health officer, will be able to get
special permission from tho treasury
department to proceed to their destin
ation. Beats Ills Way on a Bicycle from New
York York to Chicago.
Chicago, Nov." 8.- Harry Milliard
Wylie. better known as "Dead Broke"
Wylie, the sensational bicyclist, who,
upon a wager, started Oct. 17 to ride
from New York to Chicago within
three weeks upon the scant purse of 1
cent, arrived in Chicago at 4:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, just one day in
side his allotted time.
He rode from Momence, 111., yester
day, a distance of about CO miles, by
wheel, and arrived at Pullman at 3
p. m., wnere r.e iook uinner ai inc
Florence. He did not pay for his din
ner, although he ate a quantity that
would discourage a prize-cater.
Wy lie's route was by way of the
cities of Trenton, Philadelphia, Lan
caster, York, Gettysbnrg, Hageratown,
Cumberland, Wheeling, Zancsvillc,
Columbus, Dayton and Indianapolis.
At Wheeling he narrowly cscaned ar
rest for vagrancy, and on another oc
casion tumbled into the Chesapeake
and Ohio caual.
Swift Trip I Made by a Chicago tt Alton
JBloominoton, 111., Nov. 8. The fast
est time ever made by a train on the
Chicago &. Alton railroad was made
yesterday afternoon. Judge John P.
Altgeld was one of the speakers at
the Democratic rally and after
his speech he was taken to
Chicago oa a special train. The
train was drawn by engine No. 92 and
Engineer Foote was at the throttle
The distance from this citj to the
Union depot in Chicago via Coal Ci y
131 miles was made in 135 minute.
Tne run from this city to .Toliet via
; Coil City, a distante of 91 miles, was
l made in 100 minutes. Two dead stops
I were mn'e for orders and two stops f r
erailrjad crossings. The run from
i Pontine to Odell of twelve miles was
made in nine Minutes, a rate of seventy
, live miles an hour.
Allcgnt I'mlf rlniillii In lle'irlnir Sen
ISetircan !i:-I.i anil Amnrica
Skaiti.k, V ash., Nov. 8. A telegram
from Victor!:, 15. C, says that on
special instructions from Ottawa, Col
lector of Ciiat 'ins Milno has forwarded
a large umo.mt of important infor-
I mation of the sealing question
I covering Ki ssinn and American
! rights in t.'e Bearing sea for the
u-e of the imperial anthoricie?.
It is stale I that proof has been
, obtained of previously alleged collu-
sion between the two countries so as to
influence tho approaching arbitration.
Important affidavits have been made as
to the mannerin which the officers of
I the Yorktown overhauled the sealer's
papers and took exclusive notes, sub
sequently in the possession of Russian
cruisers. . Sealers here think the story
of Delevron's insanitj- a fake and on
this account the British government re-
. quires additional details.
Bride of Her Aired Uncle.
! Toronto, Ont, Nov. 8. Pretty 16-
' year-old Carrie Pearson of Mindcn,
Mien., eloped recently with her nnclc,
Herbert "Hoskin CO years old. They
came to. Toronto and put up at the St.
.lames hotel,-. where they were found
yesterday by William Pearson, another
uncle of the'girl. The old gentlcmau
produced a marriage certificate show
ing that they had been married Thurs
day in London, Ont, and the pursuer
decided to abandon the idea of having
Herbert arrested for alnluction.
First National Ban
A. ANDERSON. Pres't.
J. H. GALLEY. Vice Prca's.
O. T. ROEN. Cashier.
C. E. EARLY, Ass't CsssiW;
O. ANDERSON. T. ANDERSON.!
JACOB QKEISEN. UENUY BAOATlT
JA.MK3 O. REKDEU.
Statement of Condition at tho Closest
Business Sept. SO, 1SU2.
Loan and IiUomuU .,
Real Eiatc,Fumltnreand Fit
irt roi !T V
U. s. HomN
Hum frcm IT. S TrKi-urvr.
l)un irotu oilier banks...,
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. .Wfi-jo .t
. -Js. 2i: 87.9lt1
rapltal Stock iaiil in....
Undhulci! profit -
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J IU. KIl.IAX, .
OfEco oxer Columbus State Conk, Columbus,
1 ALlti:Kr A KFKDER,
1 TTORNEYS A T LA W, .
Office over First National Bank, Colnmbns, ,
W. A. MCALLISTER. W.M.CORNELIUS.
A To A I.I. IS UK 4c tOKEHKf
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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A TTORNEY-A T-LA V,
Cor. EleTenth A North 8t.. COLUMBUS. NED."?
ry Collections nspecialtr. Prompt and care
ful attention Kivea to the settlement of estates
iu the county court by executor, adminitrator
and jtunrdiann. Will practice In all the courts
of this tttatM and of South Dakota Refers, by
i-cTiaisaioii, to the First. National Bank.
. T. ALLEN, M. D.,
Eye - and - Ear - Surgeon,
Secretary Nebraska 8tate Board
509 Ramok Blocx. OMAU A, NEB
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware!
Job-Work, Eoofin and Gutter
ing' a Specialty.
Shop on Nebraska Avenue, two doors north
l. E. SEARL,
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t-Tho only ehop on tho South Side. Colum.
bus. Nebraska. 280ct-r
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Office OTer post otlice. Specialist in chronlo
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Short Notice. Buggies, Wa
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Wood Mowers, Beapers, Combin
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and Self-binders the
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four doors south of Rorowink's.
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