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WEDNESDAY. APRIL 21. 189."..
FIVE FOUND HANGING TO LIMBS OF
TREES NEAR GREENVILLE, ALA.
Charged With the Murder of "Watts Mur
phy, a Younjj Man of Prominence One
of the Negroes Confessed They Burned
St. Louis, April 22. A special to The
Republic from Greenville, Ala., save:
Two nieu and three women were
lynched near here. The five were ar
rested near Bntler Springs, charged
with the murder of Watts Murphy, a
young man of prominence. They were
John Rattler, Zeb Caley, Martha
Greene, Alice Greene and Mary Deaue.
Another negro man who was implicated
made his escape. The murder of young
Murphy was most brutal. One of the
negroes implicated confessed and an ex
amination of the place where they
burned the man's body revealed the
teeth, liver and heart, which the re
ports say, for some unknown reason,
failed to burn. The confession was
made by Rattler, who implicated the
others. Butler Springs is 1G miles from
here. A posse of men, who had charge
of the five prisoners, left there to bring
them to jail here for safekeeping.
About y o'clock Sunday morning at
a lonely part of the road the party was
suddenly surrounded by an armed body
of men who seemed to spring from both
sides of the road. The posse was cov
ered with Winchesters and under pain
of instaut deatli was halted. Reports
say there wero about 100 men in the at
tacking party, all heavily armed and
cool and brave. They made short work
of it. Taking the five negroes they tied
their hands and then they were taken
oue at a time and were hanged to limbs
of trees that lined the road. The five
bodies were found hanging there Sun
day morning by church goers. The
affair has created a great deal of excite
ment here, but it is claimed there was
no doubt whatever of the guilt of all of
the victims of the lynching.
BOTH DIED OF STRANGULATION.
The Misses Lauiont and William of San
FrancUco Were Choked to leatli.
Sax Francisco, April 22. The police
are still busy in picking up the threads
and weaving their ner of circumstantial
evidence in the Emanuel Baptist church
cases, so as to leave no weak mesh
through which the accused can escape,
for they believe they have the murderer
in the person of W. H. T. Durrant. It
is said now that they will make an en
deavor to try Durrant first on the charge
of murdering Miss Lamout as the evi
dence in that case is said to be much
stronger against the prisoner than in
the case of the killing of Miss Williams.
Referring to the rumor that Blanche
Lamout was lured to the church by
Durrant 's promise to jierform a crimi
nal operation on her to save her from
disgrace and that when she shrieked in
agony he caught her by the throat to
stifle cries and choked her to death, Dr.
Barret, the city physician, stated the
rumor was without foundation. He
says he took especial care in the mat
tor of the autopsy and ho is satisfied
that no criminal operation was per
formed. He also states that both young
women died of strangulation and that
the knife wounds in Marion Williams'
body were not the cause of death.
Among the gruesome exhibits in the
case is one that was quietly taken to
police headquarters and locked up. This
exhibit is a shoe, and on its sole are dark
spots that were made when the wearer
stepped into a pool of blood that came
from the body of Miss Williams. The
shoe is the property of Rev. J. George
Gibson, pastor of the church, and it
was found in his study in the edifice
just after the finding of the body of
Hiss Lamout. This statement has
created a sensation and gives those who
have been hinting that Rev. Gibson
may be the guilty man, an opportunity
to emphasize their suspicions. How
ever, the police do not seem to see in it
anything that implicates the pastor, for
they argue that the person who killed
the two girls was familiar with the
church, must have known the shoes were
there and may have worn them in his
Ardxore, I. T., April 21. Thursday
Ardmore could boast of being the largest
and most prosperous city in the Indian
Territory. Early Friday morning the
entire business portion of the city was
wiped out by fire and now 150 business
houses, among which were many two
and 8-story bricks, are a smouldering
mass of ruins. The aggregate loss en
tailed is variously estimated at between
$500,000 and $800,000, with the latter
figures probably coming near the cor
rect amount. The insurance will foot
np to but one-third of the loss. The fire
started at 1 a. m. in the large livery
barn of Harper & Cecil on Caddo street.
It spread with marvelous rapidity and
within less than an hour's time nearly
every business house on that street was
Ex-Consul Waller Lodged Iu Jail.
Marseilles, April 22. John L.
Waller, formerly American consul at
Tamatave, who was brought to this port
on the steamer Djemmah after having
been tried by a French courtmartial and
sentenced to 20 years imrisonment on
the charge of having been a spy in the
Interest of the Hovas, was taken from
the steamer by the police and lodged in
jail afteraving been registered as a
General McCook Retired.
Washington', April 24. Secretary
Lamont today issued an order retiring
Major General Alexander McCook and
reviewing his career from the date of
his appointment as a lieutenant in 1853.
A Cass county man has been forced
to pay taxes on S7.000 in gold which he
drew ont of the bank and buried in the
ground with a view to escape taxation.
. Wednesday, April 17.
Mrs. Louisa Green, sister of ex-Governor
Boies of Iowa, died at Kingston, Ills.
aged TO The Congregational Church
association and ladles' missionary socie
ties of eastern Iowa began a session at
Clinton The new revenue cutter, Will
lam Windom, was Inspected at Dubuque,
la., and found in good condition Heavy
rains fell at Burlington, Cedar Rapids,
Marshalltown, Kldora and other points in
Iowa Secretary Smith has ordered the
five members of the Dawes commission to
meet at South McAllister, O. T., on
Mny 1 next and organize for work
United States Treasurer Morgan lias re
ceived from Canada a New York bill of
exchange for 465 to be placed to the credit
of the conscience fund Charle3
Mansur, assistant comptroller of
the treasury, died at Washington
Ex-United States Senator James F. Wil
son is thought to be dying at his home in
Fairfield, la. The Standard Oil com
pany made another advance of 23 cents la
the price of oil at "Pittsburg, putting it up
to $2.23 The general synod executive
committee met at Springfield, O., to re
vise the Lutheran hymns Nicaragua's
answer to Great Britain's ultimatum is
not satisfactory to tho British government
Chief Cowley of San Francisco is con
fident that Durant Is the murderer of
Blanch Lamont and Minnie Williams
Governor Holcomb of Nebraska appointed
A. J. Scott of Buffalo county, steward of
the Hastings insane asylum The Inde
pendent and Express of Red Oak, la.,
have been consolidated Charles Smith,
a nesrro tough, and Webster Isaacs,
a young Indian, have been sen
tenced to hang with Cherokee Bill
on Juno 2-", at Fort Smith, Ark.
About 10 per cent of the persons liable to
an income tax failed to report by April 15
Colonel J. T. Waterman, private sec-
recary to Speaker Crisp, died at Atlanta
The Iowa state declamatory contest
will be held at Cedar Falls April 2G
The firm of W. II. Stott & Son of Newell,
la., has failed, with liabilities of $12,000
and assets of $14,000 Mrs. J. C. Bishop,
wife of a county supervisor of Mayfield,
Neb., died of heart disease at Grand Isl
and The Northwestern railroad was
bought at foreclosure sale at Atlanta by
Governor Atkinson, who bid it iu for the
state of Georgia M. J. Muma, h noted
counterfeiter, was arrested at Marquette,
Thursday, April 18.
Eight horses, a lot of cattle, all his grain
and farm machinery, were burned with
the barn of Jonathan Bucchlcr near
Boone, la. Loss, $0,000, with $2,000 insur
ance Tho re-election of Mayor Howard
(Dem.) of Independence, la., over D. W.
Shillinglaw (Hep.) was contested. At the
official recount Howard was declared
elected The Michigan legislature passed
the bill to create the ofiice of state tax
statistician and killed tho special salary
bill John Champion, alias Charles Har
ris, in jail at Fort Smith, Ark., for the
murder of Irvine Justice at Bells, I. T.,
died from a wound received while trying
to escape Mrs. G. N. Smith, the wife of
one of the earliest Indian missionaries in
Michigan, is dead at Traverse City Mrs.
Mary Nicholas, a resident of Brazil, Iud.,
for 75 years, died at her home at the ex
treme aged of 'Xt years George H.
Clark, the brother of Congressman
Samuel Clark, t he itlitor of the Keokuk
Gate City, dropped dead of neu
ralgia of the heart at Oskaloosa, la.
R. H. McLean, an ex-uavul United States
officer, has been appointed to command
the army of Hawaii Tho cruiser York
town 1ms arrived at Shanghai The
fifth annual lloral festival opened iu Santa
Barbara, Cal. Judge Jenkins has or
dered the sale of the big plant of the Ra
cine Hardware Manufacturing company
The Denver firo and police board has
determined to rid the city of pool rooms
Miss Helen Gould will act as sponsor
for the veteran Chickasaw Guards during
tho interstate drill at Memphis iu May
George E. Seamou of Orange, N. Y., died.
He weighed 4S7 pounds Jim Dounel
was arrested fur flirting with a pretty girl
at a Methodist church service at Atlanta,
Ga. The execution of Dr. Bucbanau,
the wife murderer, will take place on
Monday, the 22d, at Sing Sing D. O.
Lapoiut, n miner at the Kohnoor mines at
Joplln, Mo , hatl his head blown off by a
dynamite explosion Mrs. Catherine
Jackson of Terre Haute, Ind., has gone
Insane because her eldest son became a
thief At Henderson, Ky., three negroes
fearfully mutilated Minnie Hatchett with
knives and then robbed hur of her savings.
They have lieen arrest ed.
Friday, April 19.
The secret service olhclals have discov
ered a counterfeit $5 note on the Black
stone Canul National bank of Providence,
R. I. Dr. Nuttall. the young Americau
hygienists, of the Berlin university, was
married to Fraulein vou Oertzen of the
Mecklenburg nobility A horseback
journey from Paris to America Is to be at
tempted by Prince Wiasemsky. He pro
poses to cross Bering straigut in winter on
the ice The first cherries of tho season
have left Yacaville, Cal., for tho cast
Colonel R. M. Kelly of Louisville, editor
of the Louisville Commercial, lias len
elected state commander of the G. A. R.
An earthquake shock lasting about
15 secouds was felt at Monti cal
A large meteor was seen from Tracey,
Cal. Adolph Schcick shot Mrs. Mamie
Francisco at Morgan C'ty, Miss. "Dyn
amite" Hicks w;is fined $100 at Pine Bluff,
Ark., for slander The fifth aunual
floral festival at Santa Barbara, Cal., is iu
progress The scale of wages in the cot
ton factories :t Bedford, Mass., has been
raised 10 per cent The Royal Coal and
Coke company at Coal Creek, Teun., has
closed its mines. Over 400 men are idle
Tho five young women who were poi
soned at a social of the Church Settlement
society of the Church of the Redeemer at
New York are recovering The Knights
of Pythias lodge at Houston, Tex., is
anxious about $143,000 it has deposited
in the Forth Worth, Tex., bank, which
has passed into a receiver's hands
The interstate commerce commission com
menced work at St. Louis on its western
tour Adolph schenerick of Morgan
City, La., shot and killed Matties Fran
cisco in New Orleans and committed sui
cide Some one attempted to murder J.
F. Vandooser at Ashland, Wis., by firing
through the window of his residence
The Association of Iron and Steel Sheet
Manufacturers met at Pittsburg and ad
vanced the price of their product $2 a ton
The Harbor railroad, owned by the
Peshtigo Lumber company of Marinette,
Wis., has been purchased by the Wiscon
sin and Michigan road Hon. J. W. Car
lisle, a brother of Secretary Carlisle, died
at his home in Independence, Ky.
nityoiiS0,fJ00,000tobepaiii by China to
Japan Is to be in silver and made in six
annual payments Fred Stin&on, tho
theatrical manager, is dead Representa
tives Hitt of Illinois and Cogswell of
Massachusetts are seriously ill at Wash
ington A jury for the trial of Richard
Deniady, charged, with the murder of Dela
Tappcn, has been secured at Denver
D. A. Dunn escaped from tho county jail
at Colorado Springs Two lawyers
fought in court at Carthage. Mo., over a
fee earned in defending a client Cap
tain Gla33foerd will give an exhibition of
his balloon signal work at Fort Logan,
Colo., next week Senator Mitchell is
urging the Republican party to adept a
more liberal policy toward silver Hon.
Henry D. Estabrook of Omaha will de
liver an address at the celebration of Gen
eral Grant's birthday at Galena, His.
At San Francisco, the coroner's jury
charged Theodore Durrant with the mur
der of Minnie Williams, one of the two
young girls who were killed in the Eman
uel church At Indianapolis, Albert G.
Porter, ex-governor of Indiana and ex
minister to Italy, was seized with an at
tack of vertigo.
Monday, April S3.
Mrs. Man Rogers was burned to death
in a soap factory at Bloomlngton, Ind.
Lee Foster, a livery man at Bowling
Green, Ky., killed his partner in a quarrel
George W. Bakcr.a lawyer and pioneer
of California and Arizona, died at Wilcox,
Ari. At Dover, Del., the 117th ballot
for United States senator was taken with
out result A fire at John Nahrgang's
store at McCool Junction, Neb., is sup
posed to have been started by burglars
Tho condition of ex-Governor Hoover, who
was striken at Indianapolis with vertigo,
is much improved Ex-Governor Waitc
of Colorado denies the report that he has
left the Populist party and assisted in the
election of a Republican ticket in Denver
A free silver club was organized at
Springfield, Mo., consisting of 300 mem
bers Judge Samuel P. McCounell's
resignation as president of the Iroquois
club in Chicago has been refused
On account of ill health Charles Kuhn
shot himself at Duluth, Minn. The
Fisher Oil compauy of Slsterville, W. Ya.,
has sold out to the Standard Oil company
An infant belonging to Laborn Lycr-
la of Coal Springs, Ills., was found
drowned iu a bath tub The body of a
dead man was found on tho track on tho
Missouri P.Kjiflc at Sedalia, Mo. Clay
Pugli, who murdered Chauncey West at
Butte, Mont., has liecn sentenced to hang
on June 11 Millard Turner of Emporia,
Kan., was caught in a buzz saw and is liv
ing from injuries received Fred Mill-
ington is suing Henry Elmendorf, mayor
of San Antonia. Tex., for $21,000 for "de
famation of character The king of
Siam has presented the State university
of Columbia, Mo., with 39 volumes of the
writings of the southern Buddhists
The American industrial union was
formed in Chicago Prince Bismarck re
ceived two deputations in Fried richsruhe
The Willet hotel at Keytesville, Mo.,
was burned to the ground. Loss, $4,000
Paul G. Fenuiinore Cooper, son of the
novelist, died at Albany of paralysis
Mrs. George Eliot Stewart of Michigan, a
talented writer known as "Mizpah," is
heiress to a fortune valued at $1,000,000
Forest fires have been raging iu the neigh
borhood of Oil City, Pa., for two days, and
considerable valuable timber has been de
stroyed. Tuesday, April S3.
Franklin Fairbanks, president of the
Fairbanks Scale company, is dying of em
bolism, resulting from the grip The
total amount of land transferred by the
war to tho interior department for dis
posal is 1,595,575.00 acres Cattle men
arc accused of killing a band of 200 sheep
belonging to J. L. Herwlck, near AVol-
cott, Colo. Senor Dupuy de Lome, the
new Spanish minister, has sailed for
Washington Ex-County Treasurer
Stewart of Wyandotte county, Kansas,
has boen reported short in his accounts to
the amount of $23,275 Hon. G. N. Cur-
zon, member of parliament, and Miss
Mary Lietr, the Chicago heiress, were
married at Washington Postmaster
McFall has had James Seevers, editor
of The Times, arrested on a charge of
criminal lilel at Oskaloosa, la. Secre
tary lamout issued an order retiring
Major Geueral Alexander McCook
The trial ef Yi Li Yoshu, formerly
Corean minister to Japan, charged with
murder and treason, began at Seoul
Cholera has broken out at Mecca
United States Senator Cullom of Illinois,
accompanied by his wife and daughter,
are iu Denver as guests of ex-Governor
James B. tiraut Kate Field's Washing
ton will Mispeud publication until next
winter owing to the ill health of its owner
The ex-speaker of the house of
commons, the Rt. Hon. Arthur W.
Peel, has been created a viscount
Dr. W. Wilson was arrested at Little
Rock, Ark., charged with counterfeiting
Mrs. P. Mast, wife of Mayor Mast of
Springfield, O., died while inking a bath
Arthur Schneider, a murderer, was
shot and killed whilo resisting arrest at
Alexandria, Ind. Ell Biggerstaff of
Paris, Tex., was robbed ami thrown from
a train near Perry Station, Ark. Joa
quin Miller, the poet, is said to have taken
Miss A. M. Oliver of San Francisco, Cal.,
to Honolulu and there deserted her
The president has refused pardon to Ru
fus L. Davis, the counterfeiter, who is
sentenced to three years in the Missouri
penitentiary Over 100 converts were
baptized at the close of special yervices at
the Baptist church at Lawrence, Kan.
NOT DUE TO SCARCITY OF CATTLE.
Beer Prices Stay Up, Although Lire Stock
Quotations Are Lotrtr.
Washington, April 21. Secretary
Morton, when asked in regard to the
press dispatches from Chicago to ths
effect that his agitation on the subject
of high prices has led to a reduced con
sumption of beef and a consequent
break in the markets for live stock, said
that so far as he-had been advised there
had been no break in the price of beef.
He added: "If the supply and de
mand is to have any influence which is
being exerted why should the price of
beef continue high and the price of cat
tle suddenly lower? It is now stated
that Chicago and other slaughtering
points will soon have all the cattle
needed, and the result will be that
prices will begin to tumble, but we see
no indication that the price of beef will
tumble. Not long since the large packers
were claiming the price of hides was uu
remunerative in this country owing to
the competition with hides imported
from other countries, but with the fall
ing off in the receipts of rattle the price
of hides has suddenly !-. a marked up.
It is now plain that the Cnieago pack
ers have more power over the markets
than has generally been supposed."
GOOD WINTER WHEAT PROSPECTS
BlUsourl and Illinois Make the Best Show
ing, While Kansas Is Very Poor.
Toledo, O., April 21. During the
past four days C. Aiken & Co. have re
ceived replies from 4,292 reliable grain
dealers and millers, covering every im
portant wheat couuty in the six princi
pal winter wheat states, which raise
two-thirds of that crop iu the United
States. Present pro?pects for the grow
ing crop is very favorable. Seven hun
dred and 21 dealers report prospects ex
cellent; 1,523 good; 1,056 an average
crop; 428 the rate below average; 202
poor, and 2S0 for half a crop or less.
Missouri and Illinois show the be3t;
Ohio and Indiana promise over au aver
age; Michigan a trifle below, and Kan
sas a very poor crop. Prospects now
average about the same as a year ago,
but the crop is not quite asforward.
Acreage is a trifle smaller than a year
ago. Kansas reports about .half of the.
acreage sown there was winter killed or
has been abandoned. Interior mills and
warehouses have much less wheat than
a year ago. Farmers also have
less wheat than a vear ago.
Chicago and the East.
rs uoincreast for business, will
natuTeJly gravitate to Chicago as the
great commercial center. Passengers
re-visiting friends or relatives in the
eastern states always desire to "take in"
Chicago en route. AIL classes of passen
gers will find that the "Short Line" of
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail
way, via Omaha and Council Bluffs,
affords excellent facilities to reach their
destinations in a manner that will be
sure to give the utmost satisfaction.
A reference to the time tables will in
dicate the route to be chosen, and, by
asking any principal agent west of the
Miasouri-river for a ticket over the
Chicago, Council Bluffs & Omaha Short
Line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway, yon will be cheerfully
furnished with the proper passport via
Omaha and Chicago. Please note that
all of the "Short Line" trains arrive iu
Chicago in ample time to connect with
i the express trains of all the great through
It is said that Stromsburg io to adopt
a plan like the state of South Carolina
has in force, and will have only one
saloon and that run by the city "itself.
The question has been raised whether
the city could be held for damages in
curred in such case. Would tho city
give a bond to itself?
Bellwood Gazette: Our artesian well
borer is still at a stand. He has made
no progress for about two weeks, his
pipes all being stuck fast iu the sand or
gravel. He now thinks that he will
have to commence sinking a new hole
and put in casing from top to bottom
In tho M. E. church on Easter Sunday
a beautiful selection of flowers consist
ing of roses, lilies and orange blossoms
sfnt by Mrs. W. T. Calloway of Califor
nia, was among tho decorations. The
pastor presented eighty blooming plants
to members of the church.
E. Hurlbert is one of the farmers who
have bought subsoilers this spring-. He j car lines to the principal eastern cities,
is also a strong advocate or the lister for : For additional particulars, time tables,
planting corn. He proposes to keep his maps, etc.. please call on or address F.
lister going till corn planting time, and j A. Nash, General Agent. Omaha, Xeb.
run the subsoiler in the same furrow, j
When it will be safe to plant corn he Starting with Oct. 15th. 1891, The
will put the drill on his lister and finish ! Columbus Jourxal subscription rates
HENRY RAGATZ & CO.,
his land, following it with tho subsoiler
just tho same as he is now doing. Of
course the listing he does before plant
ing time comes will be in rows wide
enough so that his corn planter will
strike them, by which means the early
listing will be done. In this way be
thinks he can plant his 175 acres, al
though his horses are not corn fed.
Schuyler Sun: Judge Marshall was in
the city on Monday and gave a decision
in tho Demaro and Kitties case. This
was where the widow Demnree, of Rich
land precinct, brought suit in the dis
trict court to have a contract which she
had made with Norman Himes set aside.
There was an agreement between them
that Mr. Himes was to farm tho place
and keep Mrs. Demareo for the remain
der of her days, in return sho was to will
him her farm of 100 acres. Sho claimed
that there were parts of the contract not
lived up to, hence brought Mist to have
the contract annulled. The Judge gave
a decision in her favor and she is to
compensate Mr. Himes for money ex-
pcuueii uu iuh piact. njo
Alatlison Chronicle: Mrs. Maud Lord tuo
Drake, of Los Anireles. Cal.. was in tho tern
are M.oU a year, Z paid m advance,
otherwise 82.00 a year. Settlements up
to that date must lie made on tho basts
of tho former rate. All premiums now
advertised hold good.
ke the tfnPTfrChicago on the
ChicagoWJnion PaciGc Northwestern
line. Wfk? Time the jickest, solid
vestilmled trajo, no changeJ coach at
the Missouri rver. ThronghViret and
second class elejrs and dinlWcars.
For full informationnBjl on or adaress
J. R. Meagher, agent U. P. system.
western line oniance all wauinetitors
x-or tun in
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All agree tmt the Bond vem
or the Chicaao. Union Pacific
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Saturday, April 20.
Thereceut earthquakes have damaged
93 per cent of the houses at Lalbach, Aus
tria, and traffic and business have been
suspended The county school superin
tendents' convention, which was held in
Sioux City, adjourned to meet next in
Des Moines John E. Robinson of Ot
tawa, Kan., has been appointed cadet to
West Point The comptroller of the cur
rency has authorized the People's National
bank at Mankato, Minn., to reorganize
In regard to ths matter of Improved
crop reports Secretary Morton says reports
from men who own and operate "threshers
would furnish the best information as to
the yields of grain Sixty business
nouses m Ardmore, I. T., were entirely
C. P. HUNTINGTON ARRESTED.
Charged With Citing Free Pas and Will
Ite Taken to California.
New Yokk, April 23. Collis P. Hnnt-
ington. president of the Southern Pacific
railroad, was arrested today on a charge
of giving a free
pass to one Frauk
Young in viola
tion of the iuter
Shields. He was
ivnvarr.iifArl 1-itv liia
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c. p. huntixgtox. counsel, Frederick
R. Coudert. Huntington admitted his
identity. He was taken before Judge
Brown of the United States district
court for a warrant of removal to Cali
fornia. Hearing was fixed for next
Thursday, Huutiugton being allowed to
go on his own recognizance.
The indictment against Huntington
was found on March 26 in San Francisco.
mmifMJ it mature.
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JAMES W. SCOTT'S FUNERAL.
One of the Larcest In Attendance Ever
destroyed by fin-
the income ta at
The loss will aggregate
las County bank nt
b., has failed
rofthe internal rcv
;tes the returns from
the eldest dauehter of Micbapl Davit thi
Irish leader, is dead. Mr. Davitt has just
arrived in Australia from England
Charles Knox, the founderofthe hat man
ufacturing concern, died at New York of
pneumonia, aged 77 years Secretary
Carlisle will not go to Kentucky to attend
the funeral cf Ms brother The indem-
Largest In Attendance
Held In Chicago.
Chicago, April 19. The fuueral of
the late James W. Scott, proprietor of
the Chicago Evening Post and The
Times-Herald, was held in St. James'
Episcopal church at 11 o'clock today.
The funeral was one of the largest iu
attendance ever held in Chicago, the
streets in the vicinity of the church be
ing thronged long before the hour of the
services arrived. Vice President Stev
enson was present, escorted by the
judges of the city, all the courts having
adjourned. All of the principal clubs
of the city sent representatives and the
offerings were profuse. At the church
the full Episcopal funeral service was
rendered by Rector E. 31. Stiles, and
the address was delivered by the Rev.
Dr. Frank Gunsalaus, president of the
Armour institute. The burial, Grace
land cemetery, was private.
Tme Bill' Against Wilde.
London, April 24. The grand jury
today found a true bill against Oscar
Wilde, who is charged with serious
misdemeanors, and his trial was set
down for Friday next at the Old Bailey.
Dnraat Declared Gniltj
Ban Francisco, April 21. The coro
ner's jury shortly before noon rendered
a verdict declaring Durant guilty of the
murder of Minnie Williams.
Career of .Tames
Fairfihld, la., April 23. Ex-United
States Senator James F. Wilson died at
his home here at 9:40 Monday evening
from paralysis of the brain. Death
had beeu expected daily for the last
Mr. Wilson was born in Newark, O., Oc
tober 18, 1S2S, where he grew up and was
admitted to the liar. He came to Iowa in
1S53 and located at Fairfield. He was a
member of the constitutional convention
of 1857, of the state legislature in 1S57 and
1859 and of the state senate in 1S01. That
year he was elected to congress for the
First Iowa district to fill a vacancv, and
was three times rc-elected.retiring in 1S09.
He was offered the place of secretary of
state in Grant's first cabinet, but declined.
He was elected to the United States senate
from Iowa in lhAJ, and re-elected in 1B3S.
He declined a re-election in 1394 because ot
bad health. Ho had never recovered from
an attack of la grippe two years ago. Sen
ator Wilson was popular in his own town.
He was surrounded at death by his family
consisting of his wife and three children,
Rollin J., James F., Jr., and M's? Kittie!
He had been unconscious for 24 ours.
ANOTHERBREAK IN OIL.
Standard Again Itednces Its Price of Credit
PiTTxuuuG. April 21. The oil market
opened dull foday and there was no
trading. The first quotation was $2.20
offered, the closing price of yesterday,
but it soon broke to .$2.17. The Stand
ard made another reduction iu its price
for credit balances today, putting them
down 15 cents to 2.25."
Oil closed at $1.!7 offered and no bids.
Not a barrel changed hands on this ex
change today, aud there were very few
bids made. On the Oil City exchange
the sales were 33,000 barrels cash oil at
f 1,99, and 3,000 barrels of May options
at$2.10. Brokers are merely await
ing developments, and do not predict
what will be the next move.
Old Soldiers Colony Club.
Baltimouk, April 21. Ex-Governor
J. W. Northen, who is at the head of
the Georgia bureau of immigration, tel
egraphs the Manufacturer's Record of
this city that he has secured a site for a
settlement of 14,000 veterans of the late
war and their families in south
Georgia. This colony has been or
ganized by P. H. Fitzgerald and
others of Indianapolis, and will com
prise old soldiers from various sections.
The plan includes the formation of a
stock company in which each member
has a share of $10 or more. It is called
the Soldiers' Colony club, and embraces
farmers, mechanics aud men iu the var
New Whisky Trust Officers.
Chicago, April 20. Samuel M. Rice
was unanimously elected president of
the whisky trust to succeed Joseph B.
Greenhut. The election of Mr. Rice
was followed by tfie election of the fol
lowing officers: J. M. Huttou, Cincin
nati, vice president; W. J. Moyer, Chi
cago, treasurer; John M. Mott, Chicago,
secretary. The new board and the offi
cers elected are in perfect harmony
with Receiver McNulta, whose manage
ment of the corporation has been en
tirely agreeable to the stockholders.
Five Generations Represented.
Glassbrooke, N. J., April 23. This
town has been celebrating the fact that
its most noteworthy citizen, Mrs. Han
nah Chard, has reached her 107th birth
day. The family reunion at the home
of the venerable woman was one to be
remembered. The participants included
her eldest daughter, aged 82; two other
children aged 71 and G3, and a smatter
ing of representatives of her f6 grand
children and 150 great grandchildren.
Altogether five generations were repre
city a couple of days this week-. Mrs. changes,
Drake is a clairvoyant of national renu-: Fr "! "i
tation, and held two interesting seances i ! Meagher,
while here While having soino land
plowed south of the old cemetery last
Saturday, Mr. V. Cruo found n lot of
skulls and bones and pieces of pottery,
supposed to be tho remains of Indians
buried there many years ago. There
wero eight or ten skulls, badly broken
and decayed. Prs. Long and Smart se
cured some of tho best specimens
Brakeman Comptou knowing there were
two tramps in an almost air-tight box
car on his train J?ndav from Norfolk
A Timid Trove"
never war to make thaVoontem-
f he or she will TWlst to
icilic A- North
Qnickefet time. Fewest
oiwanon can -ma or
ajieni u. r. svsr
We invite you to come anil see us. We regard the interests of our
patrons as mutual with our own, so far as our dealings are concerned our
part of the obligation being to provide ami offer ,
Good - Goods - at - Fair - Prices.
J&-EVERYTHING KEPT that i expected to he found in a "first
class, up-to-date grocery store.
S I HAVE A LARGE STOCK OF CHOICE three-year old apple trees
of my own irrowinir. of the following varieties, f will a1I thin inrimr in'
small or large lots, on six months' time at a low figure
50 Cents to January I. ISilK.
is is an awful little bit of monev for
ice-a-week paper like The Semi-
Weekly Journal, but if you send 50cents
you will receivothat paper until January
1, 18!)t5. You will find it the farmer's
daily. Markets alone are worth more
money than that. If you take it the
rest of this year for 50 cents vou will
want to keep it always. If you get up a
club of five 50-eonts subscribers yon can
slammed the door shut and bolted it at ! liavp coPJ" free for your trouble. Ad-
tl . .- - .1 . . ,?..xr. . T1. -nnl. Ok.,.. T. I XT
station, giving tiiom a sweat oo-
LITTLE KED KOMAN1TE,
WHITNEY, No. 20.
this station, uivinjr them a sweat
tween here and Columbus Tho road
commencing at the southwest corner of
section 3, township 20. range 4, west in
Platte county, aud running thence east
to a point where the F. E. A: M. V. rail
road crosses the road and terminating
at said point, bo vacated, was granted
(action was concurred in by Platte
county) and county clerk was instructed
to make proper changes on road record
and notify road overseer of vacation ot
At Fremont, the Tribune says: A. C.
Hull has been re elected chief of the fire
department. For the past year he ren
dered a very interesting report: the de
partment consists of livo hose companies,
one chemical engine and one hook and
ladder company; 145 active members, 150
veterans; as the state association has
succeeded in having tho legislature pass
a bill making nu occupation tax of 5 on
each insurance company doing business
in the city, for the benefit of the treas
ury of the volunteer firo departments,
they now hope to haw a more satisfac
tory condition of the treasury; tho
aggregate losd on twenty fires "during
tho year was S22.170, insurance 811,870,
net loss 810,300. The department ad
vertiser a scheme of electric lire alarm
boves of tho cit, and the duties of com
panies as to redponse to sains The
Young People's Debuting society, whicli
meets at the residences of members, in
cludes in its program, literary and music
numbers.... A party of excursionists.
home again from Denmark, say they are
exceedingly glad to get back, and unite
in declaring that America is about the
only country on earth worth living in
Frank Showalter did a little piece of
sleuth work Thursday forenoon and
night that will net hini twenty-five dol
lars, offered as a reward for tho appre
hension of a kidnaper. Leo Borowiak
of Columbus came to the city yesterday
and said that a fifteen year old girl
named Clara Jvozlowski, of Duncan, had
been spirited away from homo by one
Otto Korth and that there was a reward
for the capture of the pair of fugitives.
They had left home in a buggy and wero
driving northeast. Accordingly Sho
walter secured a team and started to
ward Scribner hoping to intercept them
and place the kidnaper under arrest.
The trail was soon struck and at 3
o'clock this morning Showalter and Bo
rowiak had traced tho fugitives to their
lair. They wero found stopping at a
farm house about four miles southwest
of Scribner and were occunvinir tho
same room. Korth was arrested and
taken to Columbus, where Korth will
have a hearing. All the parties are of
Polish descent. Tho girl is handsomo
nnd as near as can be ascertained the
two men in the case are rival lovers.
Korth stated that he was intending to
marry tho girl today but that her parents
wanted her to marry Borowiak, for whom
she cared nothing.
Fine job work done at The Jouknal
Heal Estate Transfers.
Becher, Jreggi & Co., real estate agents
report the following real estate transfers
filed in the office of the county clerk for
the week ending April 20, 1895:
D C Karanaugh. xheriff, to Mary E Sul
livan. alA fiel4, b!J sw'-t l(5-18-3w,
BherifTsdeed t 73 00
E T Graham to John Stunt, pt nf'4
D 0 Kavanangh, assignee, to Leopold
Jueggi, pt lots -r, and , bl 6.1, Colniii
buH. deed 1 00
D C Kavanangh. sheriff, C D Mnrphy,
ni nwU 11-18-2W, sheriff's iIwh! 211 00
Antin l'angman to Frederic Fangman,
eoU neU l-W-3w, wd
dress, Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln,
Tuesday afternoon, and are correct and reliable
at the lime.
Shelled Com JO
flu t 4 o
-' aaaa aaaa aa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
J)U -J i
Klonr in rflu lb. Intb $fi 00y,9 00
rh'' aa-a aaaaaaa.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa y
Potatoes 001 15
Fat hogs s M0i 2T
Fatcows $1 r,oft2 r.o
Fataheep $15042 23
Fat steers is OOttt 00
Feeders 2 f0ftS 2-"
ItUmWK NOTICE. ETC.
AN township, I'latte county. Nebms-
rert to construct three hridees. and
have (itlmrwork done as follows:
One lirni('.-u the east line or section eight,
main .-iu Ullie forty-eisht feet long; Hone
trus-s iron c!.nK mx piles to lie thirty feet
lung, not Ws tfflhjyi) incite iu (liittnett-ron top.
Approaches fourfetoi feet long at each end.
Three piles to be tlenty-two feet long; three
piles to ho sixteen feel long, piles to b not less
than ten inches in ilinvieter on top. All timber
he oafe except the iiling, which may be of
ColmnbllS, :::::: lVobi'nslc.-i-
LEOPOLD JGG I.
If. F.J. HOCKENHEKOEK
BECHER, JCGGI & CO.,
REAL - ESTATE - LOANS - INSURANCE,
.rxd. X3ea,l Bta.te.
MONEY TO LOAN ON FA KM Sat lowest ratea of intr on hr.,t- 1 f.m ..
tnii.nnli..nl. ' ' """ "iu"inuiin
BONDED ABSTRACTERS OF TITLE toallrsalestatoin I'iatte county.
Represent THE LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES of the World. C
uieuioaiiiDeraiinnse. losses adjusted, and promptlj paid utthisotlico
Notary Public always in office.
Farm and city property for sale.
Make collections of foreign inheritances ami sell steamship tickets
Onrfarm policies at
to and from all parts
(Y.pi to he eig!
Advertisements under thi head five cents a
M.SCH1LTZ makes Ixk.ts &n.i ..hfw.sin fh
, best Styles, and ns.-rt nnlr th. v.rr l.o
took that can b proenred in the market. .VJ-tf
Oae bridge on Rsction
No trafefaTHs bridge to lie
three fcpuu Two spans to
eacit, one s
to ho tv
teen feet lo?
ing, which nl
ten inches i
bj ten inches.
tions eleven and tvl
feet long; two spa
piiys in center to j
too fourteen feet
not Jess inn ten incl
Pint form bridge.
four feet long.
iilrteen feet loni?
o be MXtcen feerfcang, four piles
ir feet long, six piVs to lie nix
All timber oak, exiipt the rail
be of pine. Piles rait less than
leter on top. ( ai to lie eight
Oip to jeight bj ten
section lin h-naeen sec-
bridge to !. thrlk--tto
sixteen feet eacoVtvvo
kvemtj feet ions;. Six
All timlier to tielvik
.may bo pine. Pries
icrn diameter on top.
Meen piles on the
six piles to lie
The boaial Tvish to inclui
material foland driingof ei
west line oWbection M-Nente-J
sixteen feet JC. twelve piles
long, piles not rs than ten
Bids for furnitjilng the material anildoing the
work us above bitrified, under the slpervision
of the town boanl will be received at ipe clerk's
office up to 12 o'click, noon. MoudayJUipril 2'.',
Is'.t.'i. and imint bemccompnnird. in (acllfci.se, by
good and siilhcientswsWin twice the sifflWhid,
for the faithful performance of the contract, if
iho town board nrt.l the right to reject
ana nu nuts.
By onier of the board.
Clerk of Slu:iiritt TnwnHhiii
Address; !t-et pot-oliice, TrUte county, Ne
D. T. MAimv, M. D. r. l). Ev vns, M. D.
F. H. arm, M. D.
MARTYN, EVANS t GEER,
Physicians - and - Surgetns
To St. Man's Hospital and St.
NY MNMOTN BUCK JACK
Five transfers, total....
$ 317 00
' Wildo Committed 1'br Trial.
London, April 20. At the Bow Street
police court today Oscar Wilde and Al
fred Taylor, charged wivh serious mis
demeanors, were brought up on remand
and were formally committed for trial,
bail being refused in each case. It was
noon before the prisoners were brought
into the dock. Wilde was much more
pallid and distressed than he has seemed
since he first appeared in court. It was
necessary to allow him a seat in the
dock and he rested there in a limp fash
ion, paying no attention to the proceed
ings. No Offensive and Defensive lllance.
Yokohama, April 23. The govern
ment has issued a statement denying
that it has concluded an offensive and
defensive alliance with China and de
claring that the commercial advantages
secured by Japan under the terms of the
treaty will also be enjoyed by the other
powers under the most favorable nation
ttaisa Uoes Into Effect.
PawTtjcket, R. I., April 24. Accord
ing to agreement the increase in wages
nf fmm K ti IO ruir nant went injt atifant'
at tha United States Cotton comnnnv'a chair Cars.
mii For full information
J dress J. B. Meagher, agent
To California in a tourist Sleeper.
TlfBnrlington KotrW personally
conducteki excursions to thoPacific coast
are just tabbing for peoplAof moderate
expeditiouV From Omahamid Lin
coki every ThurVjhjv. Through NaaLos
AnVeles and San Vrancisco witmont
cnaitge. .xpenencei excursion mana
gers iThAaiiiformed Pullman porters
charge. Second class ticKfcts accente
Cars are clrpeted and nphllstered and
have sprinieats and backsiattresses,
blankets, cumins, pillows, toWels, etc.
Only 85.00 form double bertV wide
enough and big enough for twoV The
route is over theV'Scenic Line orhe
Wocld," through lnver, Salt Lake city
and I Sacramento. the wonderful
canoHKjtna peaks or tr itocKy Moun
tains are mssed during no day. If you
are going west you sho
join one oi muese excursions.
the best, theery best, across
nent. Informavpn aud advertising mat
ter on application to tho local agent or
by addressing, JFrancis, Gen'l. Pass'r.
Acent, Omaha, Neur. l-Dec-5m
district court of Platte count v. Nelirusk-n.
!pril term A. 1).. lS'.O, to wit: April Wth, A. 1).
s'Ai. In the matter of the estate of John M.
THIS CAUSE camo on for hearing in open
court upon the petition of W. J. Irwin, ex
ecutor of the estate of John M. Pearce, deceased,
praying for license to sell tho following de
scribed real estate, to wit:
The sonth half of the southwest quarter of
section fifteen (15), in township number nine
teen (19), north, in range four (4), west of the
Sixtli Principal Meridian in Platte county,
Nebraska, or a sufficient amount of the same to
bring the sum of two thousand dollars, subject
to tho liens upon said lands, for tho payment of
debts allowed against the said estate, and the
costs ot administration, there not being suffi
cient personal property to pay the said debts and
It is therefore ordered by the court that all
persons interested in said estate appear before me
at tho court house in Columbus, Platte county,
Nebraska, on the 6th day of June, 18ft, at 2
o'clock i. in., to show caat-o why a license
should not bo granted to said executor to sell
said lands to pay said debts and expenses.
It is ordered that a copy of this order shall be
served by publication, by publishing a copy
thereof in The Columbus Journal, a weekly
newspaper published and of general circulation
in haul Platte county, for four successive weeks
prior to the hearing thereof.
Dated tiiis 19th day of April, 189."i.
J. J. SULLIVAN.
Judge of the District Court.
State of Nebraska. .
Hatte county, J6"
I. G. B. Speice, clerk of tho district court in
nnd for Platte county. Nebraska, do hereby cer
tify that the above and foregoing is a true and
correct copy of an order to show cause in the
above and foregoing entitled canse as the same
cpiears of record and on file in this office.
Witness my signature and seal of said court
this 19th day of April. IbM.
U. U. MPEICE, Cleric,
United States Examining Surgeons, Assistant
M. C. CASS IN,
PROPRIETOR OF THE
Game and Fish in Season.
Hides and Tallow.
prices paid for
COLUMBUS, - - NEBRASKA.
W,LL 1W fPln AT MY BARN SOUTH
.. -, ta'r """'ud a quarter of a mile, on
south side of road running east and west, for
service to insure be standing colt 10; wason
...if paid by July 1, 'JC; J3 single.
apr2m W. II. RANDALL.
SELLS THK DERRINO
-Binder $ Mower.
These nre perfect machines, strong when.
rehKt,lT,S P1?1- ,Kv?ry le,?er within eaiP
reach. Io bo simple is to lie great." Thi
binder has beenrednced to a few simple pieces
weighing together only ln pounds. See th,
Deering before j ou buy another. "".
Shop on Olive Street, Columbus, Neb
four doors south of Borowiak's '
Dr. CLARK'S INSTITUTE
FOR TUE TREATMENT Of TUK
Drink Habit .
Also Tobacco, Morphine and
other Narcotic Habits.
CBr-Private treatment given if desired.
columbus, - . Nebraska'
W. A. McAllister.
ilaprl By Cu.vs.Seoelke, Deputy.
NOTICE OF SALE.
In the matter of the estate of Frank S. Cum
mins, an incompetent person.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in purea
6nance of an order of J. J. Sullivan,
Judge of the district court of Platte county,
Nebraska, made on the Cth day of April, lWfi, for
tho sale of the real estato hereinafter mentioned
there will be sold at the front door of the conrt
hone in said county on the
llth ilat of May, liOS,
at one o'clock p. in. of said day, at public auc
tion to the highest bidder, the following de-
fcrioeu reai estate, town: Lot number twenty-
JCrop of 1804, HOCsUE'S
YELLOW DENT. 2taprtf
iii.iuci iu i ninety, in diock number one (i), in Usnornes
.mi hey are ""union to tne wuage ot aionroe in I'iatte
Ko nnnC ! county, .eiiraiKa, npon the following terms,
oMO LOIUI- t ,:,. fi .nif ,i, -n,i ,i, i...i.... : .. .
eastern V cities,
trains, composed of
second class sleepers a'
n lino l
v No fegretv
Time tne triD viann
.iflV & North
with security for ami interest on deferred pay-
Said .(-.!.- will remain open one hour.
MJUtTr & ENGELHIN,
FB AND SALT MEATS,
W. M. Cornelius.
jcALT,XSTER & CORNELIUS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
CARRY ALL KINDS OF
y Have the finest Hearse in the county.
FRED. W. HERRICK,
COrfTrte1nfhA8Tt!;'mdJ CuluBuUS, Nil).
yLBERT ft REEDER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office over First National Bank,
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Neb
I HAVE CONCLUDED TO ENTER INTO
contract to put out orchards, do all the
work, and have fall charge of tha same from
three to five years, I to ran all risks of losses.
IS tmk mrmrt.
And otter peetaltlM for
GenUeaea, Ladies, Bora
and Hisses ars ta
Best In tht Worn!.
See descriptive advertise
ment watea appsars la ttie
Take ae Setettttte.
Insist oa navtBc W. I..
wlta saa aad srla
UKpsd oa bottoa. 8oU fcj
GrRIFFEN & G-RAY.
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