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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE: FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1895.
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The Tribune has quite a list of
candidates who want announce
ment of their candidacy made in
these columns. As soon as the call
for the county convention is made
these will be published, together
with a few introductory remarks
concerning the candidates.
Thus early many cities are urg
ing their claims for the holding
next year of the national conven
tions of the two great parties. A
singular thing is that no one of
them appears to be anxious to af
ford the poor little populist outcast
shelter. After all has been said
and done Chicago is at present the
only convention city in these United
The daily papers give the esti
mate of the state millers of Kansas
of the deficiency of the wheat crop
in the Sunflower stale as to what
is needed to keep their own mills
running for the next year at 6,000,
000 bushels. In the Dakotas' it is
said that the crop will fall 30.000,
000 short of what was expected.
If these reports are correct the
prospects are that wheat will be a
good price ere another crop is harvested.
The fact that there are quite a
number of republicans seeking
nominations for county offices this
fall is evidence that people gen
erally regard the republican nomi
nation equivalent to an election.
This struggle to secure a nomina
tion is being conducted good natur
edly. Those who are defeated in the
convention will have no sore spots.
They believe in making the fight
prior to and in the convention, and
are willing to abide the decision of
J. H. Edmisten. Governor Hol
comb's chief oil inspector and chair
man of the populist state central
committee, draws an annual salary
of S2.000 per year and expenses, the
latter meaning travelling about
over the state and stopping at the
best hotels, such as the Paxton of
Omaha. But that is not all. It
has just leaked out that he is fur
nishing that gigantic trust, the
Standard oil company, with a
monthly statement of the business
done in Nebraska by other oil com
panies and gets paid the sum of S5
per month by the Standard com
pany. Edmisten is a dandy to have
at the head of the oil business and
is a fine specimen of populism to
have running loose in Nebraska.
Schuyler Quill (Pop.)
Holcomb, Auditor Moore and
Treasurer Bartley, State Board of
Equalization, held their first meet
ing on the 16th instant. A total
footing of the assessment of all
counties of the state except Boyd
amounts to $171,238,520.48, $12,
375,209,30 less than last year, 1894,
and nearly $22,000,00 less than '93.
As the state board is limited to a
levy of about seven and one-half
mills it will be impossible for them
to levy a sufficient tax to cover leg
islative appropriations and they
estimate a deficiency of about$700,
000 at the end of 1896. The state
is now can-ying nearty a million in
delinquent taxes, and this with a
diminishing tax roll will require
good financiering to preserve our
state credit. The county commis
sioners for Cass, Adams, Otoe, and
for several other counties have been
before the board to urge a reduction
of the state levy for their respective
counties. This state has a bad law
for the collection of delinquent state
taxes and for the equalization of
the burdens of taxation among the
several counties.-Nebraska Farmer.
It seems queer that all the new
women are over 40. San Francisco
A "Wichita man drowned himself
because his wife scolded him. It
may be necessary for the new
woman to reprove her husband, but
she should do it gentl- and kindly.
Kansas City Journal.
We hear a good deal about the
horse going into innocuous dese
tude, but when a horse fancier pays
$37,000 for a single animal the
equines can afford to indulge in a
horse laugh. New York Times.
"When the white man wants an
Indian reservation opened he begins
to hint and publish abroad 'the
imminent danger of an Indian up
rising." And the white man keeps
it up until he gets it. Inter Ocean.
It is not so bad for the democratic
president to ride in a special car,
but when the secretary of war in
the democratic administration rides
in a special train it seems to be
about time to call a halt on the
progress of Jeffersonian simplicity.
MR. ROBY WITHDRAWS.
(Published by request.)
TV. C. Elder, chairman Rep. Co.
Central Committee, North Platte,
Dear Sir: A short time ago, by
the earnest request of some of my
friends, I permitted my name to be
presented as a candidate for com
missioner, subject to the action of
the republican county convention.
But I learn that two other names
had previously been proposed from
our part of the count)' that of J.
G. Crabtree for sheriff and TV. A.
Gregg" for both treasurer and coun
ty superintendent I hereby cheer
fully withdraw in- name from the
list of contestants, thanking my
friends for their interest in my wel
fare. But I wish here to speak a word
in favor of each of the other gentle
men. I think Mr. Crabtree posses
ses the ability and the firm decision
of character to recommend him, and
entitle him to the confidence of the
republican votes of Lincoln county.
W. A. Gregg, of Cox precinct, is a
graduate of one of the oldest and
best colleges in America,andis also
well informed in the current events
of the times. TVe have known him
for seven years, not only as a pri
vate citizen, but in official capaci
ties, and have always found him to
be worth)-, and can cheerfully
recommend him to the confidence of
the public in any capacity to which
he may aspire. I would further
siate that this is written without
the knowledge or consent of either
of the above named gentlemen.
F. A. Ronv.
Gandv, Neb., Julv ISth. 1895.
"Ten ae Poote'a" Travels.
Montrose, Col., July 20, '95.
Ed. Trijiune Dear Sir: Since
writing before we have continued
our progress southwest. For ten
days we were not in a house to eat
or sleep. At Cebolla (cevoya), we
turned the fram over to "Bert" and
left him on a ranch, while we pro
ceeded to Lake City. This is an old
mining town, settled in 1874. It is
situated in a beautiful place where
the gulch through which Lake creek
runs widens out just enough for a
large town site. On every side the
hills rise to a great height, sup
ported in the rear by veritable
mountains. After successful ser
vices on the Sabbath, and the or
ganization of a county Bible society,
Mr. C. and myself on Monday se
cured a good team of mountain
climbers and set out for the San
Juan district, some twenty -five
miles further southwest. The alti
tude of Lake City is 8,500 feet, and
we began at once to ascend along
Hansen creek. Four miles of good
roads and splendid scenery brought
us to the Ute and Ulay mines,
where more than 200 men are em
ployed. Silver and lead are the
chief products. Through the 'camp'
consisting of shaft-house, ore
mill, boarding house, dwellings and
schoolhouse we continued the as
cent. At noon we halted at Rose's
Cabin and had a good dinner
the finest of milk and butter. Im
mediately after noon we began to
climb in earnest. The roads, which
had grown steadily worse,
were now becoming frightful. The
rocks were bare, and sharp, and the
horses were obliged to walk care
fully the buggy, extra heavy and
fitted with brake, did not seem any
too strong. After an hour of driv
ing we could still see the house
where we stopped for dinner, and it
was almost under us. TVe had been
climbing by a zigzag route up the
face of the mountain toward Hurri
cane pass, over Engineer mountain.
We passed timber line, came on up
to the great snow-drilts (one a hun
dred feet deep), and at last around
a sharp turn past a bold rock, we
came to the crest.
Now we "break over and drop
into Animas Forks," as the miners
say. "We had reached an altitude
ot 12,500 feet. Down the Animas to
the mouth of Picayune Gulch the
descent is easier, the road good,
part of it being a railroad grade.
When we reached the cabin Mr. C.'s
property it was nearly 6 o'clock. By
the kindness of the Wheeler Bros.,
in a neighboring cabin, we did not
have to cook our own meal, nor
sleep under the open sky. After se
curing the horses we walked across
Animas river on a bridge of snow
and ice. the dump of a snow-slide.
There are many such bridges along
this stream. I do not know where
you would find prettier mountain
scenery than this. TVe are just be
low the timber-line, 10,500 feet
above the sea, in a grove of pines.
There is the Picayune dashing,
foaming, roaring over and through
its bed of rocks, coming down from
the snow-drifts far up on the moun
tains, cold, clear, beautiful, deli
cious, refreshing. From this valley
rise the mountains on either side,
sometimes gentler slopes on which
the wash has accumulated, and the
rich green mountain grass is grow
ing, dotted with flowers. In an
other place the sides are steep,
rocky, bare, cliffs rising abruptlv to
sublime heights, "straight up and
Next morning we rose from our
beds, spread down on the floor of
the cabin, enjoyed the "stag" break
fast and prepared to ascend Eureka
Gulch, where Mr. C. proposed to do
some prospecting. First down the
Animas a few miles, past the tunnel
and new mill in process of building
of the Silver TVing mine, we went
west and south. We left our team
at the mill below Sunnyside mine,
and two of us rode horseback. Mr.
C. said if it wasn't just for the name
of it he would as soon walk, it was
so steep, and we had no saddles and
constantly inclined to slip back
ward. Above timber-line again we
leave the horses to feed on the rich
grass Avhich covered the basin, and
begin to climb on loot. After a few
zigzags across the slide rock and
snow-drift which lay before and
above us, it began to appear that to
make the lead which we could plain
ly see was no child's play. Mr. C.
advised a retreat, as it seemed at
the peril of limb, if not of life, as we
looked upon the steep declivity.
The experienced miner who was
then making foot-holds for us in the
snow with his pick, said something
about Napoleon and the Alps, and
inspired new resolution. But Mr.
C. still thought I had better go
back, and so I started down and
cautiously made my way back to
the table, where we left the horses.
The ascent they were making would
evidently occupy some time, so I
decided to entertain myself by
climbing the west rim of the basin,
up to a snow bank drifted just over
the ridge. They grew smaller and
smaller as they picked their way
along the snow, the slide rock and
the cliffs. I would climb till I was
tired, then write in my note-book or
amuse mvself bv loosening stones
to see them roll down and ily to
pieces by the centrifugal force and
the jarring against the earth and
stone. On I till almost at the snow.
How steep! How will I ever get
back if I go any higher? But I
must get to that snow I want a
drink. Looking across to my com
panions they looked like ants creep
ing along among the rocks. At last,
just at noon, I climbed on the ridge
and sat down. It is equally steep
down the other side. I feel as one
on the comb of a roof with the dag
ger of of falling either way. I reach
a handful of the snow, recentlv fall
en, clean and white. After a little
rest I move along the ridge to a
higher point, where it spreads oat
and is covered with grass and dot
ted with ilowcrs. Now I can look
around me. TVhat a view! Every
where the grim old peaks. At my
feet, below me in the basin, green
grass. Around on the shoulders
and in the gorges, patches of snow.
But generally the peaks are bare
rock. Gray, brown, black and red.
sienitc, porphyry, granite, thereare
the peaks, "rock-ribbed and ancient
as the sun," everywhere, of all
shapes, the silent sentinels of the
centuries. I am among the San
Juan. There is Red mountain, not
so high, but so very striking on
account of the hemitite of iron
which stains the crest and sides
like blood. Over there is Uncom
pahgre which is 14,300 feet high,
some say the highest peak in the
state. Yonder is Mt. Snefilcs.
All I can say is we are among the
mountains, the mountains of Colo
rado, one of the wildest of its wild
ranges. Everywhere you see the
leads of mineral, and the mineral
stains. Surely this is the greatest
mineral region in the world. By
one o'clock we had made the decent,
and were eating our lunch, for
which we had by this time acquired
good appetites. Messrs. C. and
Wheeler had indeed had a perilous
adventure, and felt a sense of sweet
relief when they were down again.
We ate our lunch far above timber
line, under the bluest sky you ever
saw, and drank of the snow water
running down from the peaks. Mr.
C. had gotten specimens of the ore,
and put up his stake, naming the
claim the Ophir Lode.
Back to the cabin for the night,
next day over the pass to Lake
City, then yesterday by rail to this
town. TVe are now only 5,600 feet
in the Uncompahgre valley, and in
an agricultural region. A mining
country is a good place to visit in
the summer when the ice king has
retreated for a little, but for a
permanent dwelling give me a farm
ing country every time. My feet
were not made for climbing rocks, i
After Sunday we began our return.
and I hope to be in North Platte by J
August 3d, to fill my pulpit the 4th. !
Now I can safely say in the lan-i
guage of the miner, I have been
where I could "hear the angels
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
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HA Hi fll UfiMlfi
Seventh Round of Hie Financial
Dispute In Chicago.
JOINTS MADE IN THE TALK.
Jlorr's Statement Anctit Coinage of Silver
Dollars Denied Uy Ilia Opponent
Harvey Resumes Discussion of
Primary nntl Credit Money.
TAYLORS AGAIN ON TRIAL.
Chicaoo, .Tnly 25. The Horr-Harvey
rilvor debate was continued this after
noon under about the usual conditions.
Mr. Horr opened the discussion. Ho
began by saying that tho 412.. grain
silver dollars coined between the years
1853 and 1H73 were all coiued at tho
Philadelphia mint and from foreign sil
vor coins which had accumulated in tho
treasury under au act of congress, which
mad them receivable, but did not per
mit them to be paid out. That was why
eilver was coined at less than its bulliou
valuo. After 1873 tho government did
not coin a dollar of our silver coinage
for private ownership.
Mr. Harvey denied the statement and
declared that he could not prove it. Ho
presented a miut statement showing
that over f-lCO.OOO in silver dollars had
been coined at tho mint at Carson City,
Nov., in 1870. Mr. Harvey then re
sumed the discussion of the question of
primary and credit money. He said
that as soon as there was au over issue
of credit money it caused distrust of the
government's ability to pay. This
caused a run on the treasury for tho re
demption of credit money and tho ouly
remedy was to either increase the
amonut of the primary money or a de
crease of the amount of credit money.
Tho amount of gold in the United
States was estimated at from $400,000,
000 to tGOO.GOO.OOO.and onr credit money
about $1, 000,000,000. This was too
much credit money, he said, and ac
counted for the country's financial de
raugemant. The remedy was to increase
tho primary money by remonetiziug sil
ver. Every monieut's delay would en
danger the safety of the republic.
CAIXS TIIKM AGITATORS.
Four Hundred Wltnesica Stood Up to III
Cauuollton, Mo., July 23. The sec
ond trial of William P. Taylor and
George E. Taylor for the horrible mur
der of tho Meeks family, near Brown
ing, on the night of May 10, 1894, be
gan here today, a jury having been se
cured yesterday. At 9 o'clock, whon
ho court convened, the little room was
crowded to the doors with men and
woman, all displaying a curious interest
in tho Taylor brothers, who sat beside
their aged father inside the bar railing.
When the court instructed all witnesses
to stand up and be sworn, over one-half
the audienco arose. It developed that
there are 409 witnesses in tho case, and
they are about equally divided between
the two sides.
T. N. Bresnahan made the opening
address for the state. He told the jury
in detail tho testimony tho state would
offer to provo that the Taylors mur
dered Gus Meeks and his family
Colonel Johu B. Halo mado the open
ing statement for tho defense. He at
once plnuged into a tirado against tho
enterprising newspapers of the day, who
give tho public facts of such horrible
butcheries as those the Taylors are
MORE HONES UNEARTHED.
President of the Gold Defense Association
Replies to liimetallists.
London, July 23. The Times pub
lishes a column letter from Beltram
Currie, president of the Gold Standard
Defense association, in reply to tho
statements made by Henry C. Gibbs, a
director of the Bank of England and
president of the British Bimetallic
league, in The Times of Jnly 13, con
troverting tho arguments made in the
manifesto of the Gold Defense associa
tion. Mr. Currie says that in spito of
time and labor spent in tho controversy,
the Bimetallic league is still silent as to
any specific plan in which the bime
tallic theory is, embodied as to tho proper
ratio, as to the methods of enforcing
tho ratio or as to the consequences which
would follow its establishment. Snm
ming up tho situation from his stand
point, Mr. Curriesays: "The bimetallists
are enthusiastic, ill-advised agitators, in
stead of practical reformers."
Address To Colorado Democrats.
Denver. Jnly 23. As a result of tho
recent Democratic stato convention an
address has been issued by a committee
appointed for tho purpose of appealing
to the Democrats to get together and re
organize. Tho address asserts that a
majority of the advocates of bimetallism
are Dtnnocrats and that tho restoration
of silver can only come through tho
agency of the Democratic party.
Will Not Call a Convention.
Portland, July 23. Tho Democratic
state central committee will not call a
convention to tako action on the silver
question. The secretary has received
roplies from tho chairmen of 17 county
committees who aro opposed to such
action. This is a majority of the conuty
Supposed to Co Tlioso of Missing Jin.
Connor and Her Daughter.
Chicaoo, July 23. The Holmes char
nel house yielded new horrors today.
Several raoro bones and a small piece of
dress goods have been found there. Tho
discovery was mado when tho search
was resumed in the basement of tho
Holmes premises this morning.
Before the police had been at work an
hour two more human bones were
found mouldering in the damp earth of
the basement, and with them was a
pieco of discolored cloth, apparently a
portion of a woman's dress. One of the
bones found, a shoulder blade, was
apparently that of an adult, while the
other, also a collar bone, was smaller
and appeared to bo that of a child. The
police by tho discovery today were con
firmed in the belief that tho skeletons
being uucovered aro those of tho missing
Mrs. Connor and her daughter. Pearl.
Toronto Trying to Secure Holmes.
Toronto, Jnly 23. The verdict of
the corouer's jury in tho case of tho
Pirzel children was laid before the at
torney general today and proceedings
for the extradition of Holmes will be at
once entered upon. Every effort wilL
bo made to have Holmes tried in this
city. It is thonght hero that Toronto's
claim will havo prccedouco with Phila
delphia's authorities over those of Chicago.
PEERLIiS OFT ON 1IONDS.
S.U) PLIGHT OF COLONISTS.
"where the whangdoodle
mourneth for his first borneth."
I iiope to spend the 28th at Fair
play in the beautiful South Park.
Tenx De Foote.
To points in Idaho, August 13th
and 27th and Sept. 10th and 24th,
at one fare for the round trip. Final
limit 20 days from date of sale. For
further particulars see N. B. Olds,
Agent, U. P. System.
Negroes Who Went From This Country to
Mexico Aro Sick and Starving.
El Paso, July 23. Parties from Mex
ico today report sickening and fatal des
titution among the negro colony near
Mapimi. Two hundred who escaped
and scattered in groups aro all but
starved. Of tho 430 left in the colony,
100 have smallpox. Fugitives are
shunned by Mexicans and driven from
settlements. There is frightful mor
tality among them.
Nicaragua Question to He Reopened.
Berlin, July 25. A dispatch from
Washington says that tho Nicaragnan
question is about to be reopened. It is
added that Chief Clarence, tho deposed
ruler of the Mosquito territory, who has
been residing at Kingston, Jamaica, as
a pensioner of Great Britain over since
he left Nicaragna, is on his way to Eng
land, where it is believed in somo quar
ters his claims against Nicaragua will
Hanged For III Crime.
Richmond, Va., Jnly 25. Philip Nor
man Nicholas was hanged hero at 10:00
a. m. Ho made no confession. Nicholas
murdered William J. Wilkerson and
.lames Mills by drowning them. He in
duced them to cross the James river
with him in a boat in which augur
holes had been bored by Nicholas.
English Election Returns.
London, July 25. Up to 2 p. m. the
number of members of parliament
elected was 012, divided among the
different parties as follows: Conserva
tives, 327; Unionists, C2; Government,
389. Literals, 152; McCarthyitss, 59;
Parnellites, 10; Labor, 2. Opposition,
Dashed Through a Building.
Berlin, July fc5. A mixed local
train while entering the station of
Raudetan today dashed through the
building and the engineer and several
passengers were killed. The accident
was due to a defective brake.
Conspirators Agninot the United
Will He Tried At Uncoil..
Pender, Neb., July 25. W. E.
Peebles, George Harris and John Myers,
who were arrested at tho Omaha agency
yesterday for conspiring against
the government of the United
States, appeared beforo Justice of tho
Peace Landrosh of Winnebago precinct,
waived examination and were bound",
over in the sum of 300 each to the next
session of tho United States district.
court, sitting at Lincoln.
Same Cang That Did tho Kcssler Jcb-
Toledo, -"nlv 25. Sheriff Shafer has.
returned torn tho scene of tho Reeco
holdup. There wero but three mon en
gaged in it. One guarded the encineer
and tho othnr two robbed tho express
car. From their methods of procedure,
the name "Jim" of the leader, and other
facts, he is certain it is the same gang
that did tho Ivtssler job. The sheriff
and his party found the trail of the
three and tracked them over five miles
to the Lockport bridge, whoro the trail
was lost. Tho suspects arretted were
all released, as there was nothing against
Ruirn llrothers Extradition Case.
City op Mexico. July 25. Tho extra
dition of Chester and Richard Rowe,
who are wanted by tho Iowa authorities
for the embezzlement of pnblic moneys,
has not yet assumed any different phase.
Legal opinion is to the effect that tho
Mexican nationality of the former will
not have any weight with Foreign Sec
retary Mariscal. The caso will, there
fore, probably bo decided upon its merits
with rcferenco to the question of citizen
ship. Tells a Peculiar Abduction Story.
Kansas City, July 25. Miss Lizzie
Stephenson, a pretty 18-year-old young
woman tells a pecnliar story of abduc
tion on Central street, one of the princi
pal streets of the city, in broad day
light, by two or three men in a hack.
She was walking along Central street
when she was hustled into a cab and
taken to some house and held in cap
tivity until this morning. She was nor
injured in any way.
ratal Accident During Rattery Drill.
Camp Dow s las, Wis., July 2, A
Ehocking accident occurred during bat
tery drill in honor of General Raggles.
Guu Corporal Thomas, after having fired
one charge, was loading a second time
when the breech block of the piece blew
off, almost severing the right arm from
his body. His eyesight was also de
stroyed. Ho is fatally injured.
Chicaoo, July 25. W. E. Miller was
indicted today for attempted extortion.
Miller's alleged crime was his work as
"go-between" in the city council ice
Kjandal in connection with which Alder
men Finkler and Martin were recently
Case Closed &t Hannibal.
Hannibal, Mo., July 25. The taking
of deposition in tho libel suit of Dr.
Hearue against the San Francisco
Chronicle has closed and the case will
now be transferred to San Diego, Cal.,
where it will be called for trial on Aug.
Cooper Refuses to Accept.
Omaha, July 25. Frank B. Cooper
has declined to accept the position of
guperintendent of Omaha public schools,
to which he was elected by the board of