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THE.JJQRTE. PIATIE .SEMI-WEEKLY, TB1BTOE : .TUESDAY EVENING, .OCTOBER .S,...189o...
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Orders from the country and along the line of the Union
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and competent attendants will supply all your wants. -
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Entered at the North Platte (Nebraska) postoffice as
For Judge of Supreme Court
X T.L. 2vTORVAL.
For Regents State Univerrity
C. H. MORRILL,
H. L. GOULD.
For trudge, 13th Judicial District
, ' -L .. h.JI. GRIMES.
E. B. WARNER.
For County Superintendent
MARY E. HOSFORD.
For County Judge
For Clerk of District Court
W. C. ELDER.
F, H. BENSON.
For Coroner '
For Co. Commissioner 2d Diet
J- - J. R,RTTNER
Watch the editor of the Era
trade the rest of the pop ticket for
votes for brother-in-law John.
Wonder how the Era would relish
an actual conversation of one of its
pet candidates over the division of
a "iack pot?" It migrht prove in-
That pop move to trade Burritt,
Ericsson and Mrs. Franklin for
republican votes for Miller and
Buchanan is not proving very 'pop
ular to at least some of the pops.
The Omaha World-Herald has
sued the Omaha Bee for $50,000
damages on account ot the pub
lished statement that the former
concern was insolvent. It is a good
guess that the W.-H. will not get
fat from off the judgment which it
will be able to collect from off the
It is now said Frank Hilton, ex
state oil inspector has changed his
politics and is at the head of a
syndicate wliich contemplates the
starting of a populist paper at
Blair. Will the EraTpleasetnakes3"
nofejOf this, and see that the
placed jripon its- ex-
Belligerent ricrhth" have beeri.
granted a number-obp6pulists. whol
r. . . ; tA
are aisgruntiea at tne action 01
their county conventiop, and the
way they will make the fur fly in
the coming campaign is causing
that tired feeling to the ring candi
dates of the I-am-holier-than-thou
Hon. H.. M. Grimes, of North
Platte, was nominated for district
judge by the republicans at their
judicial convention at Sidney, last i
Saturday. In Mr. Grimes the re
publicans present their best judicial
timber and there is no doubt but
that he will be elected. Gandv
In a general conversation last
Saturday in the county clerk's office
B. I. Hinman openly stated that
since the populists had shown some
local strength more disreputable
individuals now claimed member-1
ship in that organization than were
in both the old parties. While the
above is not exactly the language
used, it is the idea that was ex
The following is going the rounds
of the press: "A Swede friend of
ours came to town the other day.
having quite a sum of money in sil-
ver. A. inena maae the remark pioyea upon the suoject; ana to
that he was a free silver man. day. the attitude of this paper is
Yes," he said, "I be a free silver
man to-day. Tomorrow I may have
gold then I am a g-old busr; another
day I have paper money; then Lam
a greenbacker; and another time I
have no money, then I'm a pop.'
Matthews and S. C.
Wills are making a
canvass of the
county together, and it is needless
to add they making both friends i
and votes. Newell Burritt will
CJ Tl -1 1- 1 1 1 r . . .
unu aiter election tnatJMr. Wills
plurality over him is fully 300.
X it M 1
as uie pops are turowmg every
body overboard except Buchanan
and Miller, in the attempt to pull
the two latter through, Mr. Mat
thews will not have quite so large
a plurality but bis election is cer
Butler Buchanan's attempt by
insinuation to build up his reputa-
tion for honesty over that of his
rival candidates will be accepted by
the voters of Lincoln county for its
true worth. Such Pharisaical polit-
ical efforts are those of the mujr-
wump (whose continual effort is. to
induce the public that he is better
than his neighbors), and they are
never prolific of lasting results.
The average voter of all political
creeds has a holy horror of the mug
wump.- - . . - - 1
After this fall there will be no
populist organization .in .TAnccAnl The only-treasurer of Custer
- o . , tyiTlf
county, and it is rather difficult to
guess into .which of the old parties
ueeier, liantt, Buchanan and Mil-
ler will attempt to enter. There is
some doubt as to whether they will
be welcomed by either.
Reports 'from 'the country pre
cincts are very flattering for the
success of the entire republican
ticket, and are in line with the pre
diction made by this paper several
The former populists
are weary .of clinging to a party
which promises, everything and ac
complishes absolutely nothing.
The Council Bluffs Nonpareil in
view of the possible dissolution of
one of the Omaha dailies is en
deavoring to obtain a footing in
Nebraska by adding an Omaha de-
partment. It will have to drop its
publication of boiler plate matter
, and other evidences of bucolism ere
it succeeds . very greatly in the
The Nebraska supreme court has
declared null and void the election
of trustees for the state blind in
stitution by the last legislature;
and declares that the privilege of
appointing these belongs to the
governor. By tins decision D. W.
Crane's tenure ot office will be effect
ed. Gov. Holcomb could show his
non-partisan spirit in no better
manner than by re-appointing him
to the place, as'-he-is most excel'-
lently fitted for the position
THE ticket nominated by the local
democrats Satusdav, while com-
posed of fairly good men, will not
rr m,ir1i nf a w,, n.;
fe .v. w.v- vuuir.Si.
this fall. It is, however, probably
politics for the democrats to have a
party organization in viey of the
dissolution of the populist party
after the coming election. A dem
ocratic ticket in the field will make
but little, if any, difference in the
majority the republican? nominees
Judge Neville, T. Furioso
Gantt aud J. Gusty Beeler have
unanimously agreed that the editor
of the Era does not know the dif
ference between ariparian right
and a pint of Posey county crab
apple butter. This question of
law has been settled by tlie judici
ary .time after time, yet some law
yer anxious to
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correctnessLbccfartsfof .higV and
areT'as ?thiclc as
tupin leaves infVallombrosa.'
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wiq a jee irom nis . ..
i.1 J ' ' ,i'i M county tne
t 3 I rvr
IP the diminutive editor of the calendar ot tue Umtedv btates cir
Era will consult that grand old cuit court of appeals at San Fran
44pop" war-horse L. Stebbins, orH. Cisco for the present sossion. It is
W. Hill it will discover that the the struggle of the heavy creditors
county printing has been let to' the of the Union Pacific Railway corn
lowest bidder in this county, and pany and its thirty-two branches to
that it is a matter of record in the have the entire business of the
county commissioners' proceedings, great trunk line thrown into a com
This while the aforesaid editor was mon pool and administrated as a
back in Posey county helping his
brother' manipulate a democratic
organette, and-before he emigrated
to Lincoln county and introduced
"pap-sucking" methodsf Come out
now, honestly, and admit that you
deliberately and wilfully lied in re-
srard to this matter, or will it be
necessary to republish a portion of I
Upon the theory that a lie well
adhered to is , better than he'Truth,
tha Era attempts to deceive the
public in regard to the attitude of
this paper in regard to Frank Hil-
ton's peculation as state oil inspec-
tor. In The Tribune of Feb y
12th, 1895, will be found an editori
al expression upon this matter
stronger and more'extended than
Era has ever em-
the same. If the Era will thus
premeditately and maliciously lie
in resrard to a matter Wherein it
has so little interest, will if not
much more readily do so in its sup-
port of county candidates wherein
lies its greatest interest, yea even
its very existence? x
The Era attempts to make the
people believe that Newell Burritt
has always kept the records of the
county perfectly - straight, yet R.
C. Hardin, who was his first depu
i . : j
ljt , iuu wij ima is juwucti, us uucb j
justice Peuiston and a large num
ber of others otour citizens. His
lack of keeping up the record of
chattel mortgages caused some lit
igation of which fie was glad to
setpe the costs, and felt lucky that
he had got off thus easily. It was
Ms effort to snift the responsibility
frthis break upon "Dad" Hardin
wlcn brought about the coolness
between them, . and resulted in the
latter declining the deputyship.
iNO man in tne county is more cogn-
izant ot tne tact tuan the editor of
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the Era, and at the time of Mr.
Hardin's resignation his sympa
thies were all with that gentleman.
Since Burritt's renomination, how
ever, he has swallowed his crow
with as few grimaces as possible,
and is endeavoring-tomake the most
of abad matter. -
"POP" lAMPIE 11ICES.
county who proved a defaulter was;
a pop andiis shortage; was caused
J taxing county money to pay
electioneering expenses of pop poli
ticians. For this accommodation
he got a second term and doubled
up his shortage. He would have
been put in a third time had the
stealing not become too public.
Then they got Huse Brown, a man
reputed not very smart, but he has i
proved smart enough to keep the
county funds where they belong.
For this disregard of the wishes of
the ring, he is turned down and the
one solitary honest treasurer the
pops ever elected is kicked out of
the back door ot the court house
just because he has been honest.
In plank No. 5 of the platform
adopted by the popu,fet convention
held at Gandy, last Saturday, at
tention is challenged to ""the able
and efficient. manner in which all)
populist officers throughout the
state have discharged the duties of
their respective offices." The pop-
ulistshave occasionally elected a
P-ond man tn offirP W i a m W ho
. . , .
men tney nave given omciai posi-
tions have proven inefficient, grasp-
injr and in many cases dishonest,
You don't have to go away from
Logan county to prove it. Ginn
was a defaulter in the treasurer's
office, largelv through inability to
keep the books, and it cost Logan
county something to get his books
untangled. Froman worked the
clerk's office for what it was worth
for Froman. . For instance, in mak
ing the tax list instead of listing
the lands in 160 acre tracts, as had
been the custom in that office, he
listed in 40 and 80 acre tracts, the
milk in the cocoanut being that he
would receive 4 cents for each addi
tional description caused by the
change of method, the additional
cost being paid to Froman by the
county. County Cleric Williams
follows the old plan, listing in 160
acre tracts where it is possible to
do so. County Treasurer Smith
has been found thoroughly com
petent to perform the duties re
quired and examination of his office
by the state examiner showed ev
erything in proper shape. Ginn
and Froman were populist officers;
Williams and Smith are republi
cans. Which party crave Ivosran
best officials in these
i n sta n ces?- andy vP ion eer.
?The most iar-reaching lawsmt
evertriedin California is on the
trust fund by the federal courts.
The complainants are in part stock
holders and creditors of the com
pany. The allegations of the vol
uminous complaint against the
receiversof the combined companies
is full of startling announcements
and vital statements as to the fail-
ure of unrestrained private control.
The inadequacy of the present
management is emphasized and its
inevitable trend towards bank
ruptcy portrayed. The fight is
reallv between the Farmers' Loan
and Trust company and the others
against the Union Pacific railway
and its branches. The suit involves
thirty-two branches of the Union
Pacific system, as well as the main
line, and the plaintiffs appear as a
committee for the minority stock
holders of the Oregon Railway and
Navigation company, as well as for !
the Farmers' Loan and Trust com
pany. The rights of plaintiffs
originally accrued by reason
of Frederick L. Ames' own
ership of about 25,000. shares of 1
stock in the railroads in question.
together with his ownership of a
considerable amount of collateral
trust 6 per cent bonds of the Union
Pacific company.. The American
Loan and Trust company holds;
?f,44i,uw ot tnese Donas, ana sev
eral millions of similar bonds are i
held by other plaintiffs.
Though the capital stock of the
Union Pacificcomnnnv is alletrprl tr
! tr - 1 i
be more than $60,000,000, plaintiffs
aver that its indebtedness is so
great and its mis-management so
apparent that its affairs ought to
be administered by the federal
courts. . It is alleged that the gov-
1 ernment-debts alone are sufficient
to cause the forfeiture of the fran
chise. T'he fact is reiterated with
emphasis that the fallingoff of the
revenue is alarminor. rpnrliitur as !
much as SI. 400. 000 in two. months. .
tm,q ,1-,:. , zt.'' t,l;and obtained four
jriuu xmiu.uhu wiuyauy ia 1
not able to earn operating,expenses; ;
either upon its main -line or :its
branches. Journal. r
Dr. A. P. Sawyer I hare had Ehetmiatlsm since
hi was 29 years old, but since usinffMlr JETamUy
Cure have been free from it. Ii also cured my
bnsband of Uoe esme disease. Mrs. Jlobtinr
nelly. BrooWyn.ToTra. Sold by F. H. Lonfyey.
Highest of all in Leavening
N THE NATION
Commissioner Browning Sends
structions to Agent YTisdom.
WILL KEEY PUGILISTS OUT.
prompt and Decisive Step. Taken to Pre
vent the Corbctt-Fitjulmnions 31111 Be
in? Pulled Oft In the I u (lias
Washington, Oct. 7. Commissioner.
Browning of the Indian office has taken
prompt and decisive steps to prevent the
Corbett-Fitzsimmons prize fight taking
prepared a letterof instructions to Agent
Wisdom at Muscogee, I; T.," directing
1 to see that the laws arc enforced,
and to eject forcibly any intruders who
may enter, the Indian country for the
nuroose of creatine a disturbance or of
engaging, in-anything that may bo detri
mental to the Indians. The commis
sioner says that the statutes of the
United States are ample to cover the
situation and to prevent the fight.
The agent will have at his
hack not only the Indian policy, but all
the United States troops necessary to
eject the fighters. The statutes give
the United States authority to keep out
of the Indian territory all persons
whose presence would bo detrimental to
the peace and prosperity of the Indians.
The commissioner says there is no doubt
that the presence of the prize fighters
and the gang that would follow them
into the Indian country would be very
detrimental to the Indians, aud that it
is, therefore, the duty of the Indian
office to keep them out.
Commissioner Browning was asked if
the admission cf Corbett, Fitzsimmons
and others connected with the fight to
citizenship m one of the tribes would
make any difference in the authority of
the government, and he said that it
would not change tho condition in the
least, xne government uas tne power
to expel a full blood Indian from tho
territory if the peaco and good order of
the Indians require it.
Important Prohibition Decision.
Topeka, Oct. 7. An important de
cision was handed down by the supremo
court involving the validity of one sec
tion of tho prohibitory law. The law of
1889 conferred upon the police officers
the authority to enter any place were it
was thought hquor was being sold and
"jmka arrests without a warrant. Under
this section policemen havo been in the
'habit of entering places which had fallen
usder suspicion and arrested whomever
they caught in apparent possession of
this place. The court holds that this
section, in so far as it authorized the ar
rest without si warrant for misdeamon
ors not committed in view of the offic
ers, is unconstitutional and void.
Denver Excited Over a Bate War.
Denver, Oct. 7. The Rocky Moun
tain News says: "Freight circles of
Denver are excited by a rate war about
to be inaugurated. The indications are
that the Santa Fe will quote any rate
that shippers are prepared to pay. Un
less peace is patcnen up mere will ne a
hot fight on. The Transmissonri associa
tion has been tottering for months and
freight men agree that little attention
has been paid to its dictates. From tho
Denver standpoint it appears that the
Santa Fe management got tired through
suspected rate cutting and proceeded to
declare war to the uttermost."
Was Hung After Deatli.
Des Moines, la., Oct. 7. The authori
ties have reached the conclusion that
Peter Henricksen, whose body was
found suspended from one of the rail
road bridges here, was murdered. The
coroner maintains that life was extinct
before it was hanged cn the bridge. No
clew to the murderers has yet been
found. Hen dricksen was a laborer, liv
ing near Slater.
"Omaha Kid" the Winner.
Kansas City, Oct. 7. Oscar Gardner,
the "Omaha Kid," and George Stout of
Sioux City fought for a small purse ou
an island in the Missouri river, a short
distance above this city. A small steam
boat transported the crowd which wit
nessed the fight. Gardner, who had all
the best of the battle, was awarded the
decision in the 23th round on a foul.
Defaulter CaHght at Baltimore.
Baltimore, Oct. 7. John Don Far
len, abas T. J. Franklin, was arrested
in Baltimore for stealing $16,000 from
the office of the Adams express at Terro
Haute, Ind. The arrest was brought
about by Pinkerton Detective John R.
Saville, who has been working on the
case since the larceny occurred, Dec. 6.
Morrison's Case Continued.
Chadron, Neb., Oct. 7. At the re
quest of the attorneys in the case, tho
hearing of the motion for a new trial of
Arthur Morrison, found guilty of tho
couna guiiry 01 xno
Harris at Crawford, I
murder of A. V.
and penalty fixed at death, was post
poned until tho December term of the
district court by Judge Bartow.
Wedding Dinner Poisoned.
Dubuque, la., Oct. 7. Nearly 100 out
of 800 guests at a Jackson county wed
ding three weeks ago have since exper
ienced poisoning symptoms, presumably
from pressed chicken. Two have died
and Bridegroom Gage is very sick.
Trankfort. Kv.. Oct. 7.-Ex-Con-;
'mwsmm "Rreekiiiridcc took a hand in
me election or precis
majority in this
in tho "district.
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Too Sick to lleceivo British AdmiraL
J Shanghai, Oct. 7. Chang Chi Tueng
viceroy of Nanking, has declined to re
ceive a visit from the British admiral,
Bnller, on the pica of sickness.
Corbett Reaches San Antonio.
SAxAhTOMO, Tex., Oct. 7. Corbett
and party arrived from -New Orleans.
Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
JUBYOCATES AFrLVlNG TOTS TORC3C.
Kev. Towroscnd, a Colored Preaofeer, I
nouHces XoTBchlng or rees.
Chicago, Oct. 7. "If the law is not
allowed to take its course concerning
our men involved in crime,the torch may
be applied in those cities were the out
rages occur," these words were uttered
colored pastor of Quinn chapel, Twenty
fourth street and Wabash avenue. An
audience of 1,000 colored people ap
plauded the sentiment and rose to their-
feet to further show their appreciation
of their pastor's stand.' Rev. Mr. Town
Eend's sermon had been called forth by
the report in the morning papers of the
outrage upon Neil Smith at Chatta
nooga. When it was finished the pastor
gave out the hymn, "Thou Sleepeth-
At the conclusion of the singing Rev:
Mr. Townsend asked the audience to re
main a short time. "I want no one to
leave the house while I am speaking."
He produced & cHpping.front.- a morn
ing paper,read the account of the tortur
ing of Ijfoil Smith; and then said. "This
must stop in a Ghristian land. If the
law is not to bo allowed to take i
course-.concerning our men involved'ih..
crime.the torch must be applied in those
cities where the outrages occurred."
The preacher delivered these sentences
in an impassioned manner and. asne
finished, for a moment there was silence
and then the entire audience arose and
applauded. This quick endorsement of
his position seemed to confuse Row Mr.
Townsend and he remained silent. One
of the congregation shouted: "We rise
to endorse . what you have said.,' Tho
audience was then dismissed and slowly
left the church. ,
DUMPJBD ITO THE BASK3IENT.
Scrloas Accident at tho Laying: of a Corner
Stone at Lerale.
Loraine, O., Oct. 7. While a great
crowd of people was assembled Sunday
to witness the laying of tho cornerstone
of the new St. Mary's cathedral, a tem
porary floor on which many of the peo
ple were standing suddenly gave way,
precipitating many men, women and
children into the basement. One was
killed outright, 10 were fatally injured
and between 30 and 40 others were badly
hurt. The services were just about to
begin when the accident happened.
Fully 8,000 people were assembled on
and around the platform, which had
been constructed across the foundation
of the edifice. The boards forming the
temporary floor had been laid across the
joists which were, supported in the mid
dle by upright posts. Tho supports
broke aud tho floor went down with '
Fully 800 persons were thrown into
the pit formed by tfeo "ifcggirig'-in thl
middle 01 the floor. Toe a moment
everybody was paralysed by the calam
ity, but soon there was a rush forward
by those willing- to lend assistance to
the crushed and struggling people.
This made matters worse, for 60 more
persons were crowded forward upon
those who went down with the floor.
When the confusion had subsided some
what, many of those who were able to
extricate themselves did so by walking
or crawling over the less fortunate.
The work of rescue was begun at once
and all were finally taken from the pit.
Certificates of Inaeetiea Required.
Washington, Oct. 7. In accordance
with section 2 of tho act of congress ap
proved March 13, 181, aad as amended
in tho act approved March 2, 1895,- Sec
retary Morton has ordered that all beef
offered for exportation whether fresh,
salted, canned, corned or packed shall
bo accompanied by a certificate of an in
spector of this department, showing.
that the cattle from which it was pro
duced were free from disease and that
the meat was sound and wholesome
Meat which is not so marked and wliich
is not accompanied by a certificate of '
inspection will be subjected to unpack
ing and examination in order to ascer
tain if it is uninspected before.
Long; Deadlock Unbroken.
Sioux City, Oct. 7. Tho Republican
representative convention at Rolcne,
la., which has been deadlocked rince
July 16, finally adjourned without mak
a nomination. The district consists of
Pocahontas and Humboldt counties.
Pocahontas has nominated the Hon.
James Mercer by petition and Humboldt
the Hon. J. Finch. Seven thousand one
hundred and thirty-seven balots were
Harry Wright's Funeral.
Philadelphia, Oct. 7. The funeral
of Harry Wright, tho veteran baseball
manager and chief umpire of tho Na
tional Laegue staff, took place here.
The services were conducted by Rer.
W. W. Cylvester of the Memorial
church of the Advocate, and consisted
simply of tho ritual of the Episcopal
church. Interment was in West Laurel
Cleveland Beady Por Work.
Buzzard's Bay, Mass., Oct. 7. Pres
ident Cleveland will probably leave
Q Gablcf fm Washingtou some time
' ft nt weck ter one of the
durine tho present
longest sojourns at his summer house
ever made. Mrs. Cleveland aud they
three children wfll remain for a week or '
Ovation to Old Liberty Bell.
Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 7. Old
Liberty bell passed through the Switzer
land for Knoxville, the leading city of
this section. From the time the. old
relic was turned over to the Southern
railroad at Bristol until it reached Knax-
l -n nnKnn nftcr nvntfon wns riven it.
I Ore Proves of Value.
j CoKEvnxE, Wyo., . Oct. 7. -A recenti
shipment of a car load of ore from ttie
Collett mine near this place, to Denver;-
i returned $56 in silver and $25 iu goldld4
the ton. Further shipments willb
made, as the returns make it certain
that the mine is a paying one.
Ex-Governor Beverldge No I?tttr.-.
Sad witch, His., Oct. 7. There Okas
been no change in tho condition of ex
Governor Beveridge. He is no better
and his physician think no worseS?