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KKPUIUjICAN COUNTV TICKET.
Kor Sountnrs :
UKO. VT. LI.VlNCKlt ,
For ItoprcNcntnllvos :
\V. O. WlimiOUE ,
F. H IHliUAKD ;
II. S. HALL ,
JOHN MATTHIESOfl ,
JAMKS U. YOUNG.
T. Vf. UliACKBURN.
JI. 0. 1UUKETTS.
For County Attorney :
ELMVAUU W. SIMEUAL.
For County Commissioner :
ISAAC N. TIERCE
THIS is the last week of registration ,
IT ia to bo a red hot campaign week.
No one will fool the oppressive heat more
than the Nomana juggler.
MR. IlnoniTT oilers for $75,000 to kill
the Onmlm & Northwestern project. Mr.
Hughitt's kind offer should bo * respect
TIIIIKKT seems at present to bo under
the thumb of the czar. This is prelimi
nary to being under the foot of the auto-
ornt of the Itussius.
CUUKCIJ HOWE'S meetings are dwindl
ing awny to the size of ward caucuses.
Hiring n hull lias become a senseless
ymsto of boodle. A good siiied closet
would fill the bill.
A NUMISEU of plans for the new county
hospital havi ) been received by tlio county
commissioners. The greatest earn ought
to bo exorcised In the final selection. The
best will bo the cheapest in the long run.
MH , PAXTON declines , Mr. Paulson
don't want it , Mr , Crcighton won't have
it , itnil Mr. DonovHii declines with
tlmnks. What is loft of tlio democratic
county ticket should at once retire und
leave the Hold clear for the men who are
bound to win.
Ittlioro - "
iu-3 any "prominent demo
crats" who arc going to Europe this
week , their names .should be sent at ouco
to the county central committee. As a
last resort their names might bo placed
on the tlokets as soon as they lonve town.
Letters of declination cannot bo mailed
from ocean steamers.
IlAvr.you rojristorod ? Jf not see to it
at oiii-o that your name is on the registry
list of your ward. A wooden Indian in
front of a tobacco store has not much in-
lluonco in determining the result of an
election , but it will have just as much on
NovomburS as the man who has neglect
ed to ruglster.
Tin : popular vote on senatorial preference -
once is an experiment whloh , If success
fully carried out in Nebraska , may revo-
Iiitlonlzo the selection of senators -in
other states , Friends of popular sever
uignty in this state owe it to themselves
whatever their preference for senator to
voice it through the ballot at the coming
liim.Di.N'U 1ms taken a fresh start just
before the closing in of winter , This is a
very dibagrcoablo habit building in
Omaha has of doing every year. In other
cities where nmloruil is abundant build
ing operations blossom out In the spring
and are com pin ted in the fall. A few
brick yards whoso owners are not con
tractors would remedy the evil which now
exists in Omaha.
FAHMEHS will decline to vote for
Church llowo because he lias sold them
out time and again. Laborers will
cast their balloU against him because ho
has used his influence to sustain their op
pressors. Kusiuess men will work against
lilin because ho has been a political
blackmailer. Young man will -decline to
assist In. tils canvass because'they are un
willing to uphold a cttndidnto who is
notoriously corrupt and a corruptcr of
Itct TliPin Indict If They IVnrc.
Thr organ of .public thievwt and'rail - ;
muni' * aV Lincoln Intimates that the
biowl of iHrH'il ! < that have procured
the vjTil'irt ngainst Kthvard llosowatcr
propoiii- now to grt him indicted for
criiiiinntlihel.V know that tin-so coil'
spiraioM and plrtltors 'of ronliery anil
plunder are capable of : < n.vtlii > ig. In the
early days of thi < stale thl. samr gnng of.
) ioliticlU ) lnvh.vmcn rolibvd thii xtatc
and its children out of hundreds of limits-
uiitls of dollar * in lot" und lands wnirh
weie donated bv the government and set
apart by the II.UP. Valuable lota in the
city ot Lincoln \vhifh had been given to
bcnnvoknil institutions \verefiuiitlenllv
transferred to the old Ki-nnnni ring.
'I he masonic order was robbed of its
share of property in that way. ulncli was
tninsfcrrt'il through the Jotirmtl plund
erers to their coparceners in thievery.
When the legislature of 1H71 , of whleh
ICd ward Ho ewiteT' : was : i member , had
impenehiul the govurnor and auditor of
the stale on charges of iimlfoasani'u , Tom
Kennuril suddenly discovered that ho
had forgotten to accounlfor $ ! ! , ( l ! ) of the
stale' * money and turned it over for fear
of an indictment. The old gang ot state
house thieves were not content with petit
l ; < . ! > < . -"iiy and ombe//.lement. They wore
not content with Uiildinirgrand mansions
with biieks purc-ha ed for building the
htulo institutions. They built an insane
asylum , and then hail It set on lire in
order to cover the wretched construction
of the building. Tim murder "f thu men
mid women who perished in the llames
is on their heads yet , and will haunt them
to their graves. It Is n notorious fact
that can be verified by prominent insur
ance men now living in this state that
the principal living witness to this arson
ami whole-sali ! murder was poisoned iu
St. Louis on the very n'giit before she
was to start for Nebraska to testify
against them. If stones could talk at
Lincoln they would a tale unfold that
would horrify the people of Nebraska
and send upon the gallows and to peni
tentiaries some of the very men who now
clamor for a criminal indictment for
libel against Edward llosewatcr.
Of all the places iu Nebraska Lincoln
can furnish more indictable material
than any city of its si/.e in tlio union.Vu
do not mean that the citizens of Lincoln
as a class are law-breakers and subjects
for felons'cells , bttt there are scores of
men in Lincoln whoso whole life has
been a continuation of felonious nets
bribery , subornation of perjury , down
right perjury , conspiracies against the
state , collusion with jobbers , murderous
detectives and criminals of low and high
degree. It is mainly this gang that has
interested itself in the Hodman libel suit.
This is not the lir t timu that they have
threatened to procure an indictment of
Edward Kosewnter. They tried it
through the grand jury that indicted
Detective Pound and came very near in-
dieting his excellency the governor.
Why didn't that grand jury indict Hoto-
water when the facts were fresh before
them ? At that time the gang that engi
neered the libel suit were glad to escape
for themselves. The spectacle of such
infamous wretches threatening criminal
prosecution against those who dared to
expose their rascality and protect the
public treasury is simply amazing. Let
them dare to bring their criminal libel
suits. There are still some people in this
country who will resent outrages upon
justice and protect nnunbought and fear
Church flown'a Campaign Lies.
I have just received a letter from Ben
nett , Lancaster county , which contains
the following extract :
Mr. llowo. the candidate for congress , was
at Bennett on the Will , ills public abuse of
you and your paper did uot meet with as
much success ns lie desired. Mr. JIowo's
next method was to whisper something he
dared not state In public , viz : that tlioro was
a conversation hold , between you and him at
Hcatrlco after his nomination. Did you , Sir.
Uosowater , call C hiuch llowo into a private
room at. Beatrice after his nomination for
congicss and ask him ( Cburch Howe ) how
much he ( llowo ) would give yon to keep
quiet during this campaign ? Did Howe
reply that ho w ould not give you anything
and would not buy his way to congress ?
Our informanlsays that the stoiy about
my pretended interview with Howe at
lieatrico is being circulated privately , to
gether with a statement that I had oilcred
to support Howe for the nomination if
ho would como to my terms.
There is not a word of truth in cither
of these rcnorts. The only conversation
I had with Church Howe nt
Beatrice was in the street and
in the presence and hearing of
Paul Sclimlnko and several delegates
from Otoo county. Paul Schminke had
justaaid to Church Howe that ho could
rely on the whole delegation , when I
stopped tip and denounced it , adding that
it would bo ruinou9\ to Van Wyck for
Otoo county to cast its vote for llowo. I
was talking to Sohminko , but Howe
turned around and scornfully said :
"I'll make good an.y vptcs that Van
Wj'ck will lose or that j'ou can take away
from him. "
I replied rather terdcly that llowo would
have no votes to give to Van \Vyck after
the election , when the trumpet of Gabriel
would not resurrect him. This was the
only talk 1 had with llowo at llcatcice.
I did not even see him after the conven
Equally untrue is the story that f ever
offered to support Howe on any terms.
Ho called at my oflleo two or three times
last summer , and the last time ho called
put thu question squarely whether I
could bo induced to support him , I
told him it was utterly out of the question
with his known record and the position
the HKE had always maintained with
regard to his conduct. Howe then begged
mo not to oppose him until after he was
nominated , To this 1 simply said
I would sco about that , On re
flection It struck me that Howu
might possibly bo nominated , if his party
treason and general bad record were not
shown up. It struck mo also that Howe's
anxiety to bo Jet alone until after the
nomination was designed to wlacn mo in
a false light before the party. To keep
still about him before the nomination
would have given him a chance to charge
that my opposition at that juncture was
the result of a bargain with the demo
crats , Republicans would doubtless
have asked why the UKK did not warn
the party against Church Howe's candi
dacy , why it did not shoxv up his record
before he was nominated , and give the
party a chance to select a better man.
Having decided : lo give no such excuse
for Howe and Ids supporters , 1 mildn a
vnrj. vigorous fight against his nomina
tion. I kept beloro republicans the rep-
ord of Ins treason in 1S70 , whi-u ho op
posed the convoking 'of the electoral
vote for president. 1 quoted from the
records to show that ho supported Tilden
in the legislature and voted for demo
cratic candidates' for the United States
senate , i followed this up with n de
termined and organi/.cd light in Douglas
county , which H-Miltcd in a solid itntl-
Howe delegation to Beatrice. This course
on my part shows that 1 had no designer
or de.sirc to' bo quiet about Howe. Tlio
party , or rather the convention , packed
with his dummies , nominated him in spite
"f my opposition and now they can elect
him without my help. Church Howe
never had money enough to procure the
support of the III r. and ho knows it so
Well thai lie never dared to comn with a
propo.sition to purchase my support.
Tlio Store Order SyHlrm.
At the time the .supreme court of
Pennsylvania rendered the decision do
daring unconMilntipiial thn law of
that state prohibiting the store order
system , wo made extended comment
on the subject , concluding with the
fugCciUon that it i.s the duty of work-
inirmen everywhere to reMst the applica
tion of the fi.ystcm.'o \ observe that tins
view i.s very generally held by news
papers friendly to the interests of labor ,
and in Pennsylvania such papers are
urging the workingmen to .stand together
in opposition to this method of payment ,
properly characterized as an abu e. They
are assured that if they will stand to
gether in in.si.sting upon the complete
hhnudonmcnl of thia system they will
lint need to ask protection from Uio leg
islature. In this matter they can be cer
tain of having with them the sympathy
and support of the public , lor the abuse
is .so palpable that no intelligent and
candid man can fail to .see and admit it.
It is an arrangement the advantages
of which are wholly on the side of
the corporations which adopt the syntcin ,
there being in it not a single real benefit
to the wage-worker. It is a system which
takes from the workingman a consider
able percentage of his earnings beyond
what he would bo required to expend for
an equal amount of the necessaries of
life purchased in a free market , where lie
had the advantage of competition in
trade , and its oll'eet is to place him in a
sort of vassalage to the employer. Con
trary to the view hold by the supreme
court of Pennsylvania , it operates to de
stroy the manhood and independence of
tilt ) worker.
The system is not peculiar to Pennsyl
vania , but exists in many other htates ,
and in nearly all of them where mining
is carried on to any great extent. Hence
it is a matter in which the laboring
cl.is.sos generally are interested , and in
reference to which they should assume n
definite ami positive position. It was ex
pected that the convention of the Knichla
of Labor would have taken cognizance
of the decision of the Pennsylvania court
and made some declaration on the sub
ject , but we have not observed that it did
.so. However , the omission need
not estop those interested from
taking such action as the cir-
circumstances shall require , or those in
sympathy with them from extending
proper support. Workingmen minyrs
us well as others should insist upon re
ceiving their wages in cash , and
wherever practicable payment should be
made weekly , though the latter require
ment is perhaps uot of vital Importance.
Some employers of huge numbers of
men , notably Mr. Andrew Carnegie ,
have , however , found the plan of weekly
payments to work most satisfactorily ,
fie maintains Jhat the welfare ot the men
is best subserved by payments of wages
nt short terms , and no one is better
qualified than ho to Hpoak authorita
tively on a matter of this kind. But
whether payments be made at short or
long terms weekly or monthly justice
to the wage earner requires that they bo
made in cash , and not iu some substitute
therefor whieh will compel him to pro
vide for the wants of himself and family
in aprcscribcd channelatcxtrcmo prices ,
and thus turn back into the pockets ot
employers who are interested in the
store-order system an undue percentage
of his earnings. From every point of
view the system is unjust , and should not
bo tolerated or submitted to anywhere.
General Van AVyoIt's Appointments
Senator Van Wyck will cover a great
deal of ground this week in addressing
his constituents in various parts of the
state. Ho will speak at
Pawnee City on Monday afternoon.
Sterling on Tuesday afternoon.
Syracuse on Tuesday evening.
Saline county , \\cdncsday \ afternoon.
Sahno county , Wednesday evening.
Dodge county , Thursday afternoon.
Greenwood on Friday afternoon.
Palmyra on Iriday evening.
Voters who are in doubt of Senator
Van Wyck's views upon the issues of the
day should turn out and listen to his ex
position of his rcconl and his policy.
General Van Wyck is the only avowed
Senatorial candidate who has made a
personal canvass of iho slate and met
hid constituents face to face. The largo
meetings which have honored his canvas ?
in every part of Nebraska have evidenced
ho popularity of the senator among the
producing classes of the slate , and nave
been the strongest possible endorsement
of lib open und above-board campaign.
His record haunts Church llowo nt
every stajro of his canvass. It will not
down at his bidding and cannot be ex
Yakima ( Ore. ) Signal : For the last two
weeks , ever since the hop-picking season
commenced , a lot of .sharp , good-looking
Indians have been lounging about tlio
town. They own race-lioreos , good
clothes , and the ahowiost of blankets ami
carry plenty of silver. Old settlers know
them well. They are the gamblers of
the Moses tribe and yearly make their
pilgrimages to this point nt the time
when the YaKima und Klickltat Indians
are well provided with money earned by
laboring in the hop Holds. They are ex
pert card players up to all the tricks
and are not afraid to try their stdll and
nerve with the sportive frontiersman to
the north , with whom they frequently
have long sieges of "draw , " and often
times to their material profit. To these
experienced gamblers the local mwashcs
areas children , and lose their earnings
and ponies in a prodigal manner. This
teiison is just a repetition of the last and
many previous ones , and Moses' men will
go home well fattened with wealth , while
the home Indian nun money earner will
pus. a lean and htihgry winter.
The biggest "big gun" in , the world Is a
11 ton be.llower , with which Humbert , of
Italy , cxiieut-3 to salute the iirst king who
Keep It lloTrtre
republicans of the First district
shrntld ask themselves whether n man
tuning tich n roeord as that of Church
Howe has any rightful claim upon the
support ot : tny decent republican. Leav
ing out of question his corrupt methods
and notorious veiii'illty ' we appeal lo re
publicans to pnio : and reflect before
they put a pnmiUim upon party tren
son nnd con.splr.a4y against its veryo\ist-
Ten year.s agb , when the republican
parly was on tlipverge , of disaster , nntl
every electoral iy6to cast for llnycs and
Whcclor was nerjllcd to retain the party
In power , Church Howe entered into
n conspiracy to deliver republican
Nebraska into the hands of Iho enemy.
This infamous plot Is not n mere conjec
ture. The proof of It docs not rest on
.surmise or suspicion. It is not to be
pooh-poohed or brushed nwny by pro
nouncing it one of Uosowator's malicious
The records of tlio legislature of which
Church llowo wa ° n member In ' 70-77 ,
contain the indelible proofs of the treasonable
enable conspiracy , and no denial can
stand against evidence furnished by his
own pen. Briefly told , tlio history of this
plan to hand over the country lo Tildou
and democracy is as follows :
In 1870 Nebraska elected Silas A.
Strickland , Amasa Cobb nnd A. 11.
Connor presidential electors by a vote of
31ilfl ! as against a vole of 10,051 cast for
the Tilden and llendrieks electors. After
the election It was discovered that the
canvass of this vote could not take place
tinder the then existing law before the
legislature convened. The electoral vote
had to bo canvassed In December
at the latest , and the regular ses
sion of the legislature did not begin
until January. In order to make
a legal canvass of the electoral returns ,
Governor Garber called n .special session
of the legislature lo convene on thc5lliof
December , ' 70 , at Lincoln , for the pur
pose of canvassing the electoral vote of
the state. The democratic effort to cap
ture republican electoral votes is historic.
Tilden's friends , notably Dr. Miller , had
been plotting for the capture of ono of
the electors from Nebraska , and It is also
historic that a largo bribe was offered to
one of thn electors , General Strickland.
The call of the legislature broke into the
plan of the plotters , und they found a will
ing ami reckless tool in Church Howe.
When the legislature convcBcd at the capi
talChurch Howe tiled a protest which may
be found on pages 0 , 7 and 8 of the Ne
braska House Journal of 1877. The fol-
lowingextraet makes interesting reading :
" 1 , Church llowo , a member of the legisla
ture of Nebraska , now convened by procla
mation of his excellency , Governor Silas
Gather , for the purpose of canvassing and
declaring tlio result of the vote cast in Ne
braska for electors for president and vice
president of the United States , heicby enter
my solemn protest against such act , denying
that the governor bus power to call this body
In special session lor any siu'li purpose , or
that tills body has any authority to canvasser
or declare the result ot such vote upon the
following grounds :
First. This legislature now convened hav
ing been elected under what Is known ns the
old constitution , luus no power to act in the
premises , the new constitution of the state
having boon in foico since November , 1S7.V
The second and third clauses deal with
technical objections , and are somewhat
lengthy. The concluding sentences of
this precious document are as follows :
"For the foregoing reasons I protest
against any canvass of the electoral vote
of the state byhis body , and demand
that this , my protest , bo entered upon
the journal. " ( Signed ) Church llowo ,
member of the legislature of Nebraska.
The democrats did not respond to the
call of the governor and there was barely
a quorum in the senate , while there wore
several to spare in the house of which
Howe was a member. The protest en
tered by llowo was doubtless prepared
by the Tilden lawyers in Omaha and
llowo had the glory of being the sole
champion of Sam Tilden. The legisla
ture ignored Church Howe , spread his
protest on its record and canvassed the
electoral vote in spite of it.
When the legislature convened in Jan-
nary , 1877 , the presidential contest was
nt its height in Washington. Church
Howe had vhangcd places from the house
to the senate. Early in the session , a
resolution was introduced expressing the
conviction on the part of tlio senate that
Hayes and Wheeler having received a
majority of the electoral votes were en
titled to their scats. This resolution
gave rise to a very lively debate which
lasted two davs. Church Howe asked to
bo excused from voting when it first
came up and was so excused. On the
final passage of the resolution the record
[ page 370 , Senate Journal 1877 , ] shows
the following result : Yeas Apibroso ,
Baird , Blanchard , Bryant , Calkins ,
Cams , Chapman , Colby , Dawcs , Gur-
field. Gilhnm , Hayes , Kennard , Knapp ,
Popoon , Powers , Thummel , Van Wyck ,
Walton and Wilcox 20. ,
Those voting in the negative wore :
Atcn , Brown , Coyell , Ferguson , Ilinman ,
Holt , Church Howe and North 8.
During the same session of the legisla
ture , Church Howe's vote on United
States senator for tlio lirst three ballots is
recorded as having been cast for E. W.
Thomas , a South Carolina democrat ,
[ pages 108 and U08 Senate Journal. ] All
this time Church llowo professed to bo a
republican independent , republican on
national Issues aii'l ' a temperance granger
on local issues. Wo simply ask what
ngnt a man with such a record has to
ho snpp ort of any republican.
STATE A.VO TliltUITOUV.
Nehrnnlni Jotting ? .
The veterans of York will build a hall
next season. ,
Tlio bogus nota pushers of Blair have
been convicted , i >
A Presbyterian 'cJiurch has just been
completed at Bondman.
Columbus has unnatural curiosity , a
barber who never talks. Ho was born
A nrairin fire last 'week ' swept through
the Floyd cemetery in Nuckolls county.
No body hurt.
The Blair canning factory is running
day and night. Forty feminine hands
J. A. McMtirphy has purchased the
Wahoo Independent. Both eyes are now
focussed on the advertising columns.
The postmaster of Benklotunn is minus
a year's salary. An enterprising thief
rilled the money drawer and took f20.
John Fitzgerald's lirst tussle with Mr.
Bull was a paralyzing failure. The bull
was mistaken and tackled the wrong
PapillionisU have been assured by
General Manager Callawav that the
second track will bo extended to town
this fall ,
The news of the St. Cloud nnd Sank
Unpld.s ( Minn ) cyclone , which occurred
laM. Aprl ? has rcsiched Arnpahoo in patent
.A jealous bachelor asserts that n Vre-
mont woman. When nettled tn an argu
ment , puts her foot'dowti anil covers the
Work oit the Kanpas City & Om.ilm
rqnd has begun at Sutton. H. Mnrtin
has a contract to grade two m'ics ' of toad-
bed in Hie nolghboihnod
Fremont proposes to head ot the Omaha
it Northwesteiii by building the Fn'moiit
& Central Nebraska road hud out on
paper some years ago. Fremont must bo
anxious to receive an official call from
A Creighlon prospector has found
slate and Iron ore , and inUicntlon.s of
coal on the Ni.ibrnra. Ho proposes to
bore down a few feet und develop the
The Carter Ranch company has estab
lished large feed yards at Uichlaud , Col-
fax county. Nearly hall n mile of sheds
have boon built for the entertainment of
Engineer Morrison , the noted bridge
builder , is Investigating the. Missouri's
sandy bed and yellow banks at Nebraska
City. Ho i planning a bridge nt that
point for the IJ. &M.
The enterprising citizens of Exeter who
shouted loudly for a canning factory last
spring nnd Biitaeribml a bonus of $ ,000 ,
worn induced by a lawyer last week to
pay their obligations.
Colonel Websler , of the-Big Third , is
rohearrting a tc.nder littl'i duet entitled ,
"Olingor Here With Mo. " The sympa
thies of an overwhelming ; majority , by
George , are tendered in advance.
A Grand Island grain buyer swore in
court thai he could mdentify grain stolen
from him when mixed with other varie
ties , and secured the conviction of the
thief. Tliis should bo taken with a grain
A festive tiger den in the basement of
a "temperance billiard hall" in Spring-
Hold was gobbled by the town marshal
one night last week and dragged witn his
keepers into court. The lail-lwi.sters
kicked , but dually cashed in.
Ctistor county i.s torn into a do/.en
wrangling factions on tlio question of
division. Broken Bow , the present
county seat , is in the center of the
county , but a division into lour counties
would plant it in a far oil' corner and
make it in fact a broken bow of promise.
The campaign is getting interesting
out in Cherry county. A. candidate for
coroner refers to a rival as "that viper in
whom talent perverted reveals a complex
nioral putrefaction , anil whose nauseat
ing exhalations taint heaven's pure
Hon. William A. Paxlon , of Omaha ,
has purchased 0,000 acres of land on the
south side of the Platte river , north of
O'Fallon , which he proposes to stock as
a mule larm. Mr. Paxton will elevate
the tone of future democratic conven
tions at any co&t.
Nemaha county is not as solid for her
" favorite son " as Howe would have
thn rest of the district believe. A ship-
mcnt of $2,000 iu silver arrived in Auburn
recently to stimulate the boys in their
patriotic work. The cttrl-wlieel dollar
will roll thu'e on the 2d.
Grading on the Uock Island extension
into Nebraska is being pushed at a lively
rate. With the exception of two largo
cuts , the grade is finished between St.
Joe and Hebron , Thayer county. Fail-
bury will be the end of the first division.
Three hundred men are laying track on
Nature lias come to the rescue of pro -
hibition in Blair. A well digger drilled
through forty feet ot limestone and
struck u subterranean lake into which
the tools dropped. Water immediately
rose to within seven feet of the stirtaco.
The nectar when properly mixed is an
excellent paint killer.
South Sioux City is the namn of a town
laid out near Covington. The land is
owned by Father Martin , the prose
laureate of Pigeon creek , and the chances
are that corner lots above old Indian
graves will prove more profitable than
dissertations or the oit'ect of wliisty
straights on bourbon constitutions.
The ex-Rev. Tibbies and "Bright
Eyes , " his Indian wife , talked about the
civilization of the rod man in Bollevuu
recently. The impression that Tibbies
had been gathered to the happy hunting
ground of his wife's relations is a mis
take. The "natural born journalist" and
grasshopper suficr is waxing fat on
Uncle Sam's annuities and his lavish gift
Sarpy county sued Jensen & Knight ,
grading contractors , for $58 , the expenses
incurred bv the county in burying the
bodies of John Headon and Henry Wal
ters , killed while in the employ "of the
latter , and secured judgment for the full
amount. The county has presented a
Himilar bill to the Union Pacific for ex
penses incurred by reason of the railroad
accident at Gilmore , and will sue if the
bill is not paid.
The B. &M. has lot the contract for
gradinc eighty miles of the extension
from Curtis west to a junction with the
mainline at Akron , Col. , a distance of
eighty miles. John l-itzgerwld , the prince
of railroad graders , has the contract.
The completion of this branch will
shorten the distance fem Omaha to Den
ver , and will doubtless be made thu
northern main line in connection with
tlie Ashland cut-oil' .
The fool with a gun is diligently promoting
meting the upbuilding of n local ceme
tery. Out in Col fax county last wcou a
hired man , tiring of ( argot-shooting ,
turned his artillery on a seven-year-old
noy , son of Mr. Blazek , and sent a bullet
through his brain. The Hindoo custom
that compels a murderer to get under
with his victim could be put in practice
hero without retarding the growth of the
"Tho Hcil Hand of O'Neill , " alias Mo-
Donoiigh , candidate for senator , issued a
bold "deli" to his opponent on the stump.
Ho declares his readiness lo discuss thu
issues of the day with any weapon ( lint
may bo convenient and loaded , ami only
reserves the right to name thn date any
lime between the 1st and -5th of Decem
ber , lie braves the terrors of a libel suit
nnd denounces his enemy as a horse-thief ,
with n. g. branded on the outer folrin of
his earn. The unfortunate who is thus
"cornfully" hold up to the lurid gaze ot
the ward workers should remember that
funeral expense * added to campaign UH-
KOS'.sments would bankrupt thu avenge
purse , hence it is the essence of wisdom
to conduct a still-hunt in the district.
This will insure him the pleasure of at
tending a political funeral in private.
Vale , ambition ; glory , beJuh !
Ex Governor Sherman is practicing law
\Vest Liberty will invest tCOO in tin ar
The Atlantic distillery will swill 1,200
head of cattle this winter.
The Williams Harvester company of
Cedur Kapidti is embarrassed to the ex
tent of ? I7COU.
It Is estimated that the registration
law , in the llfiy-fonr cities in whieh it
operates , will reduce the vote from 0,0)0 )
Thomas lliloy , > t Dug Molncs temper
ance agitator nnd saloon raider , has been
bound over to the crimiuul court for per
jury and blackmail.
The state convention of the Young
Men's Christian association , which is to
bo hold m DCS Moincs from October S3 to
November 1 , inclusive , promises to bo an
interesting and important gathering.
Commissioner Carl ton baa been busily
.engaged at Spirit Lake upon the now
state fish hatchery for some time past.
Ho has live ponds completed and in use ,
and Oio ( odious and dlnk'tilt jnV > of lay
intf tile and piping out into Spirit Lake
While blasting for the en.s'lern nn-
DronHi of the high bridge at Dulmque
Monday , n piece of rock weighing fv > rlv
or tin.y'pounds Wn.s , thrown into the air
and dropped upon the'tin roof of a wnui-
house , through which it went ns if' the
root wns but pnper.
In a soil for dnmnjres , against the Tlii-
eago , Burlington tJir Ouiney , now _ being
tried before Judge llnndnrson in DCS
Mninc.s , the court room i.s littered with
twisted bolls , brdben bltn of rails and
ofher paraphernalia of n lirsl-class wreck ,
supplemented hy a mlnature bridge and
trestle work , whlln the attorney for the
i > ro eention has a nmnll railway on ex
hibition , giving the court room the gen
eral appearance of a "hack shop" lor the
repair ot dilapidated ears.
A thief in jail nt Dpni on , named
Struck , is probably as industrious a prls
oner as over handled : i saw. lie di-innged
his cell to suelian extent that Iho jailor
made a thorough .search and disco\ered
several saws. These he i imioved thinking
that the wort ; would cease ; but thene\t
morning he found several bars over the
window had been cut in two and nearly
removed. The prisoner was then again
searched and chained lo the cell door ,
and behold ! the next morning he was
found snoozing at the other end of the
cell with Ins chain nentl.v sawed olV ami
his manacles reitmvcd. Where he keeps
his saw.s is a question.
Judge Church , who has recently left
the bunch , will make Dead wood his'home
for the future.
Henry Weiiner , Hying near Tower
City , was crushed to death by a horse
falling upon him.
The Western Union telegraph line will
bo in operation to Deadwood by the
middle of November.
I'hn building of the mi w depot , three
grain warehouses , nnd a section house at
Armour makes things look bu-ines3-liko
Twelve carloads of brick manufactured
nt Kapid City were shipped over the Fre
mont , Elkliorn & Missouri Valley road
into iSebrasua ,
Sttircis c.iti/ens , reall/.iugtlip necessity
of an adequate water supply , have or
ganized a company for the purpose of
sinking an artesian well.
The Northern Pacific railroad com
pany have agreed lo furnish till the. far
mers along the line of their road whose
crops were a total .failure with good
seed wheat for next season.
Colonel Richard L. Dodge , of thn
Eleventh infantrv , who has been in com
mand at Fort Sully for four years , hn
gone to \ \ asliiiigton , whore ho will bo
retired from active army service. He has
served Ins country honorably and faith
fully for forty years.
Saved by n Let tor.
Boston Commercial-Bulletin : It occurs
to me just hero , however , to depict a
truthful representation of a California ar
rest , trial , conviction , appeal , and rever
sal of verdict , or , rather , verdict set
A man had robbed a coach running be
tween Stockton and Sonora , concealed
the money , all he could carry , about his
person , sought lodgings not faraway ,
and in the night had risen.stolen ahorse ,
and struck a TJCO line across the coun
try toward a station where he could
get quick transportation to San Fran
cisco , intending to start for home by
steamer. He belonged in Arkansas. In
the morning the horse and rider wore
missed. A party started in pursuit , and
in twenty-four hour.s had his horse broken
down and linn corraled. He saw his
game was up , and coolly waited the re-
Hiilt. The party overhauled him at early
"Good mornin1 , stranger. "
"Good mornin' . "
"Seen anything of a man about your
size straddle of a sorrel mnro lookin' a
heap like the one.you ride ? "
"No , I haven't. "
"That's a pretty good mare o' yourn. "
"Yes. she was worth a cool $500 , but
she i.s a little winded now ; say , nuslur ,
I'll give von $500 clean boot for that ono
o' yourn and stop the deal. "
Ho was making n good bhifl" , and al
though ho knew that ho was recogm/.ed ,
his offer would well pay for the broken-
down horse , ; uil ho hoped that his money
would save him. He counted without
"That's a straight blind o' yourn , payd ,
am ! it strains ns to como in , but we're
thar , ami hold you over. You look a lit
tle placed out. us well as the mare. If
you'll jest git down nnd join our little
party it'll stretch your legs , and mebbe
you need sfretcliin' all over. "
Ho blunc-hcd a trifle , but obeyed in
dogged silence. The pur.suors all dis
mounted , and the .spokesman approach
ing , threw over liin head n noose , and
passing the other end of the rope over a
limb of a true that overshadowed them ,
called the ether member * of the party
Thu culprit stood erect ; not a muscle
'Now parti , is everything all right ?
Docs it fit your nock accordin' to Hovlo ? "
"Have ye anything to say why this little -
tlo picnic shouldn't proceed ? "
"Have yo got any word to leave to ycr
friends ? If yer have , make it Abort for
we've got to break camp infcido cr ton
Then thn fflritigcr lifted his eyes from
the ground for the first time and looked
his self-appointed judge and executioner
steadily in the eye for a moment , ihnn
drawing from his pocket : i crumpled
letter , tipoko with a slight tremor of
"Perhaps yon are a better scholar than
I bo. If you 11 just road that , ami bo kind
enough to answer it I'll tell you what to
The executioner hutl already passed the
ooil of rope to his comrades and they had
drawn it taut. He took the letter , and ,
as the party stood around ready to run
no thu culprit at the first signal , he
opened it and rend aloud :
B , Ark. , .Inn. 10 , IS . My Dear Son
James : For lonsr , weary months 1 have
waited for news troin jou Hlnce your last
kind letter to your old mother. ( Uxl hlcs.s
von , Jnines , and unswur my pruyer that this
letter may inach yon , thanulni : you for ) our
ever thoughtful c.'iiu of me In my old axe. 1
received the letter and It has kept mo Iiom
worn ill-oil. But once moioto look intovonr ,
fare and feel that > on wciu near niuould
cheer my old hc.-ut more than to possess all
the od | In Onlltoinla. When are you coin-
IIIK home ? You promlswl me In tliiispilnj ;
yon would roino back to inc. May ( Jed pros
per yon nnd tcturn uiy dear bov toinyanns
btiloro J die. J'loin your loving mother ,
lie began the letter in n btron r , clear
rolcu , but betoro the closing words his
reading was hardly audible , and tears
stood in the eyt'i ol Iho rough , strong
men who listened breathless Lo its con
tents , The rope hud claolsonwl until it
dropped from Iho hands of his comrades ,
and ns the breath of morning rii'llud tlio
leavitN of the trees above them , nnd
God's sunlight shimmered down
through tlm opniiig boughs , molting
their hearts to pitv , the thoughts of enon
were busy bringimr mumorins of their
boyhood dave and a mother's loving
prayers , Kller.ce for a few minutes ,
tlion , reverently folding Iho soiled bit of
paper , thu reader pusr.iul it to HH owner
and without a word nlippml the noose
from hir neck. In tones sis gontlu ns a
mother's he asked , "Was you going
home , slranuurV
"Good-by , "
Thu str.ungor dared not tiiist hl , volco
in thanks , but drew-fioni his belt a small
has of twenties and oflurcd it to the lea
' 'No , nothkn her aiid gooitby ' "
He uiouiilcct t'ho mare mill sluwly
nioved away , while Iho party w.vc < I
him out of sight , tlion Un iircl aiid s\ \ | , t \
retraced their steps to e.imp ' -
'Dctnllsol His KitlHdn nt n l'ars | flub
-n't In' Olwqiilcs.
The suicide ol J'rmee MtU mio , linkf
of CairaHoli. in the Ccrcle Imperial ol
which he u'n * a member , and wm-rr h >
hud a bedroom , : 's to J > e ascribed to ti s
irai'ne being ported as thai of u dofiiuli. . r
ou the jclnmncy gla of the card IOUMI
1'he prince was nicknamed Mclis c < < v > ,
Cannes , as a pers-onii ! trlMul of ( lie , \ .
king und queen of ISnplo * . and vnj
fond of Italian confectionery , which l >
iscd | In cat daily at tlie corner ol tin
Place de la Bourse and the line Qnatie
Scptombro. He was ft small rtnd elloitn
nnte looking man of 10 or there
alioiits , and had ( lie haggard fm u
of a pcrovering gambler who e IOSSIH
have grnatlv over-balanced h s
trains. On Icnyinjr college lie visited
Paris as a loiitKt. nnd In ramp n permiui
cut resident , IJIs Imtinie WMS nevrr si >
great as report said. He imide gnmld i g
for which he had u strong taste , a pro ! .
sioii. At lirfl lie wn bold : iud fortunate ,
nnd llirn becnme ncrvnu.s ami liulucl.y
His Italian liiliini' - of heart forsook him
mid be constantly provoked iiiurrcl |
This let ! to the cuinmiueo of Iho Cereie
do In Hue itoyale n lew years ago , refus
ing so admit him Still , hovermOr , li ,
lint tn the Hue < ! ' Antin continued to he
called le Passage aux princes , beennso
most ol the illn > lrioiiv personages wt o
como here to nmii-e themselves used t
go to Prince ( . 'nrrneioli'.s card parlie- .
Sons of millionaires aspiring to ser : i !
distinction wore glnd to bo admitted to
piny with them. I'he piiuec hud to sell
his bcautilul art furniture , but
was able to keep Ins unique
collection of walking stinks. Lntturl.t lie
resided altogether nl the Corelo Imperial
whnre lie was several limes ported as a
defaulter. Tlie lir.sl time he saw his name
on the chimney glass In- gave the mirror
a blow with his e.melneh smashed it
The second lime his mime was put up
while ho was * run , ling about tnmg to oh
lain 10,000 fiain - to pay airnmblingdohl
When lie came : n \\ith the money he
found he had been "esecuted" ten mm
tiles before. He proleMed , and the com
mittce decided in his favor. The lliird
time ho was a defaulter for 100 luuis. He
told the other club men who had wit
noosed his d grueo that ho was going to
blow his brains on ) , but they .smiled in
credulously. A few moments later the
report of a pistol was he.ird , and then ho
was found lying dead beside a little table ,
on which there were letters to his credi
tors nnd to his frieml.s. One of them waste
to a royal personage , who. when lie vis
iled Paris , used logo to Prince Cnrraci
olo's card parlies.
The olneqtiies of Prince Melissai o
were celobrn'led to-day at the ISlndi'l i.o
entirely without pomp , but there were no
mn'nvcd rites , the church having chari
tably assumed that the unfortunate gam
blur had committed .suicide while labor
ing under an attnck of temporary ins. in
ity. Tlie invitations lo the funeral wen-
thus worded : "The family of Cnrnceiolo
Me.lis.sano have the honor to apprise
you of the sad 'oss ' which has befallen
them in the death of Alberto Caracciolo ,
prince of Melissano , who departed this
life on the r > t li of October , ISHii , at Paris ,
at the age ot 10 , and thoyrcquosl you to
attend the funeral services and burial.
The obsequies will be celebrated Friday ,
the BUi hist , at noon precisely , in the Mndc-
Ininc , his parish church. Pray for him.
His friends will meet at the church. "The
body of Prince Alulissnno , uhich had
been transported on Wednesday to the
vaults of the Madeleine , was taken into
thu church n few minutes before 1'J lo-
day , in t'.ie presence of n police commit )
sary _ . There being no member ot the
family in Paris , two of the prince's com
patriots acted as ehlet mourners. Very
lew of this old chums of the deceased at
tended , and thu rosalperounage to whom
he wrote a note u I'LW moments before ho
shot himselt was not ivproncnled by so
much as a lloral crown or bouquet.
The vice president of the Circle. 1m
penal and a few members of the I'ommes
do Terre , line Uoyale and INIrrliton's
clubs attended. Theie were two wreaths
and a bouquet ou tlie coffin. A clo.ii'.d
crown was on 'ho draperies of the cata-
falco. Very few candle : , were lighted ,
and the church was nndnqitid. A low
mass was celebrated by thuicar , and as
there wns no music , was spocdily got
through. All thee who came to tlm
funeral dropped oil'at the church door
whim the eoliln wns being taken lo lint
plain hearse that awaited it to convey the
body to a provisional tomb at I'ere In
( 'hai"e. ( Paris Correspondence London
News , October < ) .
Overland Monthly : If not the swiftest ,
it is nnivor.iall.v conceded that , oven up
to the time ol lii.s death , Thompson was
the most , expert sii'jv.'Rhoe runner in thn
Siorrn Nevada mountains. . At Silver
mountain , Alpine county , California , in
lb 0 , whim liu was r > " years of ago , Im ran
a distance of l.iiot ) feet in twenty-one
seconds. Thorn weru many siiowshoerfi
at that place , but in daring Thompson
surpassed them nil. Near the town wns
a big mountain , whum the people of tlie
place were wont lo assemble on bright
days in tin ; winter to the muiibiir of UOu
or ! ! 00. Tuu ordinary Kiiowwhoei-H
would go part > \ay \ up the mountain
to where there WUK u bininli , and
then glide down u lieuicn path.
This was too tame for Thompson. Ho
would make a dnuiil of over a mile ami
como out on the top of the mountain.
Whim he appeared on the UUHK he would
give one of his wild , high .Sierra wl.oops ,
po'se ' his lial.nice pole and dart down thu
incit of the mountain at lightning spued ,
leaping all tlio terraces from top to
bottom , and gilding for out on Iho lo.\el
buforn halting. Knowslioo Thompson
seldom performed any feat for ( ho mere
name and fnmu of doing n dilllcull and
daring thin' ' Vet W. P. Merrill. po t-
Hiaotur at Moodfonl's , Al'linn ' cuiinly ,
writes mo as follow in spending ot some
of Tliomp.son'ri achievements : "Ho
at onu lime went bauk to Genoa ,
on a mountain , on ln Knowshoos ,
and made a jump ol 180 feet without a
break , " This semns Ineredibhv , but Mr.
Merrill iri a reliable man , and for ninny
> eai'3 Thompion was lii.s pear neighbor
and a tegular customer at his store.
Thomson doubt jc made this fearful
leap at a place where would land in a
great drift ot soft snow. I spoke ol th < s
font lo Mr. C. P. Gregory , iormerlv
1 humii.son'N neighbor in the mountain , . .
Imt at pre-.oni a roidentof \ jrginln Cin ,
Novndn , and ho aiinui-ml thall nltlionuli
ho had never heard of thul particular
lonp , ho did not doubt what Mr. Alerr-l
said. " 1 Know , " Mild Mr. Givgoi
"that nt Silver mounl'tln hd ofinn imidt.
clear jumps of litt.y and sKt.y 1'e.ut. . "
A French Vlru
Purls FigaroTlm uxcollenl Itcv
Beenhur in no WIKO nwemiilor- the typ < I
puritan pastor , with lean , long , dry tncr ,
mourntiil n * u rainy day. Un ia n'mnnll.
btout man , with a laughing , rubicund
face , a lover of good cheer , and an in
comparable story teller and conve.rsu
As a visitor n u > one day compliment
nig M. Chovruul'b two Mirving women ou
tli length ot time they hud rumaimxi n >
the same urvicn- rum thing nowaday
onuof them rapllod : ' Well , sir , y < >
sco , good masUns make good Rcrvnnt-
DeiiUv , the hoiiuulaiopoi' , has been wi < .
M. ChoUi'iil fory | juar , and Wllnc- . ill
cook , thirly your * .
A.profossionnl beggar nldnped $70 in
nickels , dimes and jjmirters' tiom rilori
I'a.ls , ] i. T to her husband in Miniap -
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