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Entered at the North Platte (Nebraska) posloffice as
A recent dispatch from Wash
ington says: The house republi
cans will introduce and pass within
the week two bills in response to
President Cleveland's message ot
appeal for help for the treasury.
One of these two will be a tariff bill
to increase the revenue, the other a
financial plan to maintain the gold
reserve and prevent alleged exist
ing trouble with the greenbacks
The tariff bill will be entitled -A
bill to increase the revenues and to
prevent deficits in the treasury,'
and will go into effect when signed
by thePresident, if he signs it, and
will remain in effect until Aug. 1,
1898, when, by its provisions, its
operation will cease. Its items fol
low: A duty on wool of CO per cent
of the McKinley law rates. A com
pensatory duty on woolen goods of
60 per cent of the McKinley act
rates. A duty of 60 per cent of the
rate ot 1890 on lumber which will
be from 10 to 15 percent ad valorem
An increase of 25 per cent from the
Wilson-Gorman act rates on cereals,
breadstuffs, dairy products, and
live stock, including poultry. A
horizontal increase of lo per cent
from the Wilson-Gorman rates on
all other schedules, with the provi
sion that in no case shall the duty
exceed the McKinley rates, except
where the Wilson-Gorman rates ex
ceed those of the McKinley law.
The second bill will provide for two
issues of bonds. The first will be
an unlimited amount of 3 per cent
five-3rear coin bonds to protect the
gold reserve, with the provision
that the currency redeemed by the
proceeds shall not be paid out for
current deficits in the revenues
unless the expenses of the govern
ment are in excess of the revenues,
which it is expected, they will not
be if the first bill is in operation.
In addition, the second bill will pro
vide for one-year two per cent treas
ury certificates of indebtedness: not
to exceed $50,000,000 in amount.and
to be disposed of at the discretion
of the secretary ot the treasury to
meet deficits in the revenue. These
are to be offered for sale at the sub-
treasuries and depositories of the
government. It is possible that
there may be added to tins bill a
plan to increase the currency by
authorizing national banks to issue
circulation to the par value of all
the government bonds deposited by
them with the government as secur
ity for their notes.
Now that Judge Pardee in the
United States court at New Or
leans has decided that there is no
doubt as to the constitutionality of
the sugar bounty act, capital will
be directed' towards the beet sugar
industry with renewed vigor.
Given encouragement in the United
States for a few years, such as
Germany has given.it for the past
quarter century, the beet sugar in
dustry will become equally as pros
perous as other protected indus
tries that have now become formid
able competitorsof European coun
tries. Nebraska will be at the
head of the procession when the
benefits of such pfotection are
more fully realized. Grand Island
Admiral Meade said in an inter
view: a few days ago that the only
war in which we are likely to en
gage is with Great Britain and that
the first shot fired will sound the
knell of the British Empire, Ac
cording to the Admiral's figures,
the American navy won twenty
seven of the thirty odd fights in the
war of 1812, and could do better
now. The United States has fiftv
modern fighting ships, large and
small, and in these times battle
ships can be bought ready made.
Three hundred torpedo boats could
be "completed within six months,
and as for our coast cities, it must
be remembered that during the civil
war a fleet of iron-clads was held at
bay by the comparative! inferior
defenses at Charleston. Ex.
. The following from the Inter
Ocean voices the sentiment of a
very large majority of the patriotic
people of this country: No nation
should ever be in a condition to. in
vite war, and not one in a hundred
wants war now- with England.
But the United States would make
a dear purchase of peace for future
years by science now. She has
spoken and will stand there. She
will ask simple justice and. right as
between nations, and if a contest
for principles has to come it might
as well come sooner as later.
There should be no compromise of
principle to secure peace, for such
a peace is never lasting.
Dr. A. P. Sawyer I have baa SfceaiaatisBi since
I was 29 years pW, bat since nsisfj year Tamil y
Care have been frea from It- it also cared my
heebaad ot the same disease. Mrs. Robt. Coa
BeHy. Brooklyn, icm. gold by F. H. Loogiey.
SPANISH ARE ON THE JUMP.
.Movements ef tho Insurgents Have Been
Rapid and Unexpected.
Havana, Dec. 26. Christmas day
wore away in Havana with continued
anxiety in all circles, the news of the
morning of the continued advance oi
the insurgent forces beinc confirmed
by details coming in through the day
and embellished by flying rumors of the
close approach of Gomez and Ins army,
as a matter of fact, there was very
"little accurate information of the exact
whereabouts of the insurgents or the
course they were taking. The military
authorities themselves are much at fault
as to where tho enemy will be met,
Much is still made by the authorities of
tho engagement at Coliseo plantation
which they insist was a signal victory
over the forces of Gomez. After this
check, they assert, the insurgents will
not dare to advance upon Havana.
The fact remains that the westward
course of the insurgents continues and
active preparations are going on for the
immediate defense of the city. It was
announced durinff the afternoon that
Captain General Cameos arrived in
Havana at 5 o'clock from near Ha tan
zas, making the seventh change of his
headquarters in two weeks, or since the
unchecked progress of the insurgents
through Santa Clara and Ma tan zas
provinces commenced, and always to
the westward, or nearer Havana. This
fact in itself is regarded as highly ag-
nificant of the critical situation of Ha
vana and as a relinquishment on the
part of the Spanish commander of bring
ing the insurgents to a standstill outside
Jaruco or any point between Matanzas
and Havana. The arrival here-of the
captain general makes it evident that
the base of operations against the insur
gents must now be Havana direct.
THE MANITOBA SCHOOL WAR.
legislature Dissolved anil an Appeal to the
Country Will Be Made.
"Winnipeg, Dec. 25. The Manitoba
legislature has been dissolved and an ap
peal to tho country will bo made on the
school question. Polling will take place
on Jan. 15, and the new house meets
Premier Greenway, in an address on
the issue, says: "I assert that our peo
ple are perfectly competent to deal with
their own political concerns and I resent
the imputation that they have treated
any portion of the community with in
justice or in a spirit of intolerance. . I
protest against the proposed action of
the dominion government in inviting
parliament to destroy our national school
system without investigation and in
ignorance of the circumstances."
SALISBURY ANXIOUS TO REPLY.
He Will Take an Early Occasion to Express
New York, Dec. 21. A. special to The
"World from London says: Lord Salis
bury, through his private secretary, Mr.
Harrington, stated he -would probably
take early occasion to express his per
sonal sentiments toward tho United
States in some public address from the
platform or at a private dinner. Lord
Salisbury made this statement in reply
to a request for a message from him in
hi3 personal and unofficial capacity,
freed from the restraints of official com
munication to tho American people, ex
pressing the general feeling of the Brit
ish public toward them. Lord Salisbury
preferred to express his sentiments from
the public platform.
LINCOLN AND PHELPS SELECTED.
Will Constitute Two Members of the Vene
New York, Dec. 26 A special to The
"World from "Washington says: The
jaresident has tendered places on the
Venezuelan commission to Edward J.
Phelps of Vermont, ex-minister to Eng
land, and Robert J. Lincoln of Illinois,
ox-minister to England. Their accept
ances have not been received and tho
third place on the conimitteo will not be
filled until Mr. Phelps and Mr. Lincoln
Interstate Commission Report.
Yashtngton, Dec. 22. The annual
report of the interstate commerce com
mission gives a short history of the
traffic agreement among railroads and
says that the recently formed associa
tions have been held unlawful by the
committee, which, under statuary au
thority, has taken steps to prosecute by
requiring the district attorneys of the
proper districts to institute regular legal
proceedings to punish the offenders.
Heavy Postofflce Robbery.
Harvey, Ills., Dec. 20. Thieves broke
into the postoffice and carried away $2,
600 worth of postage stamps and $800
in money. Tho postmaster, Jeremiah
O'Rourke, is a poor man and the loss
will fall heavily upon him.
Three I'eople Drowned.
Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 23. News
has reached here of the drowning in
Forchee creek of Mrs. Tennie "Whitard
of Bismarck, Mo., her infant and her
sister, Ada Hardage, while attempting
to ford the stream. .
Dr. Hearne Not Guilty.
Bowling Green, Mo., Dec. 23.
After one 'hour's deliberation, the jury
in the trial of Dr. James A. Hearne on
the charge of murdering Amos Stillwell
the millionaire packer, returned a ver
dict of not guilty.
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Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Dec. 23. CATTLE Country ship
pers have been advised by Chicago com
mercial firms to cut down their shipments of
cattle, hogs and sheep during the Christmas
week, and are following advice strictly. To
days supply was so meager that tli3 offerings
wero easily disposed of at a further advance
of 5310c, prices ruling about 1520c higher
than on Friday for desirable lots; salej were
on the basis of $3.5X4.10 for common to
strictly choice beoves: light and medium
catUe selling to the best advantage. Butcher'
and cannera' stuff was firmer.
HOGS Receipts today -would bo considered
small even on a-Saturday. Pricc3 -were strong
and 5c higher. Common to choice hogs sold at
13 3333.47li & large part of the trading being
SHEEP Not many sheep aro required, as
poultry is so cheap, but the offerings wero so
light today thatprices wero st. ougrcr for de
aircable offerings. Sales were on a bnsls of
5i.6O53.75 for inferior to ex;ra sheep. Lambs
sold at f 3.254. 10.
Bishop Bonacum's petition for an j
injunction against the priests to
shut them out of the. church and
pastoral residence at Auburn and j
Tecumseh was called for ' hearing-
before Judge Hall last Monday.
Both the bishop and his attorney
failed to put in an appearance.
On Friday the attorney appeared,
but not the bishop. The Judge re
fused to hear the case, and it was
put off to the spring: term of court.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
MEWS OF NEBRASKA.
JFour Inches of Snow at Wilcox.
"Wilcox, Neb., Dec. 26. Four inches
of snow fell here,
Did Not Set the Fire. ,
"Wahoo, Neb., Dec. 26. In- the Mc
Gord arson case the jury returned a ver
dict of not guilty.
Entertainment For the Insane.
Lincoln, Dec. 26. The members of
the State University clubs will give an
entertainment at the Nebraska hospital
for the insane on Dec 27.
Ton of Flour For tho Poor.
Auburn, Neb., Dec. 26. Hon.
Church Howe sent the local aid society
of Auburn a ton of flour for distribution
among the worthy poor for Christmas.
Thrown From His Wagon.
Ogalalla, Neb., Dec. 23. Matt
Becldus, a farmer residing seven miles
northeast of here, was seriously hurt in
ternally by being thrown from his
Hartlngton's New School House.
Hartington, Neb., Dec. 21. At a
meeting of the citizens of Hartington it
was decided to erect, an 8-room brick
school building. The building will cost
Beatrice, Dec. 26 The forgery case
of the state of Nebraska against
ueorge iii. MawJans, ex-water commis
sioner, was concluded by an acquittal
of the defendant.
Nebraska Baptist Moved to Omaha.
Louisville, Neb., Dec. 21. The Ne
braska Baptist office was moved to
Omaha, where the paper will in the
future be published. The Baptist is the
official organ of the Baptists of Ne5
braska. George Morgan Sentenced to Hang.
Omaha, Dec. 3. Judge Scott called
George Morgan before him and senten
ced him to be hanged April 17, 1896.
Morgan was a few weeks ago convicted
of the murder of little Ida Gaslall Noy.
3, in this city.
Hawkins Not Guilty.
Beatrice, Dec. 21. The jury in the
case of ex-Water Commissioner Hawk
ins returned a verdict of not guilty.
This will leave Phillips to bear the
whole burden of the defalcation in the
city treasury, as he has made confession
of his guilt.
Stood Six to Six.
Omaha, Dec. 24. At 9:30 a. m. Judge
Keysor discharged the jury in the Ish
casoon its report that there was no like
lihood that it would ever be able toagree
upon a verdict. The members were not
inclined to talk concerning what oc
curred in the jury room. They stood
six to six. "
Her Aged Lover Is Faithless.
York:, Neb, Dec. 23. A breach of
promise suit was filed here by Elsie
Froid against Nathaniel Simmons, in
which $10,000 is asked to heal tho
broken heart. The parties live atBrad
shaw, and the lady is about 60 and the
gentleman about 70 years old, The suit
has caused quite a sensation.
Funeral of Captain Taylor.
Hastings, Dec. 25. Tho funeral of
Captain Taylor was held from the
Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Scott of the
Presbyterian church officiating. Cap
tain Taylor was a resident of the past 20
years. A couple of months ago he be
came insane and -was taken to the Lin
coln asylum where he died.
Dead In the Sand Hills
Alliance, Neb., Dec. 23. "William
Helm, a prominent cattleman, was
found dead in the sand hills 80 miles
southeast of here. He was a cattle rust
ler and when killed was evidently
caught in tho act of stealing. Three
sizes of bullet holes and one shotgun
wound were found on his body.
Captain Taylor's Death.
Hastings, Neb., Dec. 23. .Captain
"William Taylor, a veteran of the late
war and a 20-year resident of this city,
died at the Lincoln asylum for the in- j
sane, lie was sent to the asylum about
f month ago and his disease proved to
be softening of tho brain. He will be
buried here. He had no family.
Boy Hunter's Accident.
Berlin, Neb., Dec. 23. While Eddie
Evers, 18 years of age, was rabbit hunt
ing, he set nis gun agamt a tree while
he endeavored to scare a rabbit out of a
hole near by. Suddenly his gun fell
aown, was discharged and the full load
of shot was lodged in his right arm.
Physicians have but little hopo of say
ing the in jured member.
To Check Up OKicials.
Beatrice, Dec. 26. The county com
missioners nave aeciaea to investigate
the offices of county treasurer, county
clerk and register of deeds, covering a
period from July 1, 1889, to Jan. 1, 1896,
and county judge, sheriff and clerk of
district court for a period of 10 years,
and have employed an expert account
ant to superintend the work, Mr. A. E.
Fowlic of Grand Island.
"Deacon" Collier Convicted.
Rushvtlle, Neb., Dec. 23. Judge
Barlow finished a week's term of court
disposing of about 200 cases. William
B., familiarly known as "Deacon" Col
lier, was convicted of stealing a bunch
of cattle from the Spade ranch and sen
tenced to one year in the penitentiary.
The case of the Iudian, Fast Thunder
and his son, Plenty Bird, charged with
the killing of the Indian policeman, Red
Horse, were continued.
Ghost of the Barrett-Scott Cae.
O-Netll, Neb., Dec. 25. A motion
for a new trial in the case of the Knights
of Pythias and Odd Fellows lodges
against Thomas Hudson has been argued
and tho verdict set aside This case
involves the reward offered by the
lodges for tho finding of the body of
Barrett Scott last winter. In the trial
of tire case the jury awarded the entire
reward to the plaintiff, although somo
20 or I'O members of the same searching
party claimed a part of it.
SENATE STANDS BY CLEVELAND.
Venezuelan Bill Passes That Body aa' It
- Came From the House.
Washington, Dec. 2j. The senate
Friday by unanimous vote and. without
the formality of a roll call, passed tho
bill already passed by the house of repre
sentatives empowering the president to
appoint a commission to determine the
Yeneznela-British Guiana boundary.
This action was the culmination of a
debate adding a memorable page to con
gressional history. It was a day of me
morable speeches by notable men. The
subject of war between the United
States and Great Britain was the pre
vailing theme, which round expression
in lofty patriotic sentiments, in stirring
appeals for the preparation and defense,
in graphic portrayals of the horrors of
war, and at times in dofiant warnings
to the people ccrcss the water.
Allen's resolution calling on the finance
committee to investigate tho needs for
unlimited coinage of silver was adopted.
Throughout the debate mere was an
undercurrent of feeling that while the
country would not shrink from war, if
it must come, yet that such a calamity
was not imminent. The passage
of the bill was not, however, the only
exciting event of the day, for at 4:30
o'clock, tho president's message urging
the gravity of the financial situation
and calling on congress not to adjourn
for the holidays until relief was afforded,
was presented to the senate. Its read
ing was followed with close attentien,
but the senators, absorbed with tho
stirring'events of the debate, were ready
to adjourn without immediate consider
ation of the message.
Washington, Dec. 23. At 12:25 the
house of representatives adjourned until
Monday. The ways and means commit
tee held a brief meeting after the scs
sion of tho house and formally organ
ized. The president's financial message
urfrincr necessity of immediate action
for relief of tho treasury was not con
sidered, nor was tho adjournment reso
lution, whicd had also been referred to
the committee. An adjournment was
taken until Monday at 11 o'clock: In
tho meantimo the Republican leaders
will confer upon the situation.
At 1 :45 tho senate adjourned until
Tuesday without doing anything im
portant. TARIFF AND BOND BILLS.
House Republicans Will Pass Two Relief
Washington, Dec. 25. The house
Republicans will introduce on tho day
after Christmas and pass within a week,
two bills in response to President Cleve
land's message of appeal for help for
the treasury. . One of these two will be
a tariff bill to increase tho revenue, the
other a financial plan to maintain the
gold reserve and prevent alleged exist
ing trouble with the greenbacks. This
party plan has been perfected by two
meetings of the Republican members of
the ways and means committee. The
first held Saturday, with the co-operation
of Speaker Reed and other leaders;
the second Monday afternoon. Although
strong efforts wero made to preserve
secrecy concerning the details of the
plan, its features have been obtained
from unquestionable authority..
The tariff bill will be entitled, "A bill
to increase the revenues and. to prevent
deficits in the treasury," and will go
into effect when signed by the president,
if he signs it, and will remain in effect
until Aug. 1. 1896, when by its provi
sions its operation will cease. It is
A duty on wool of 60 per cent of tho
McKinley law rates; a compensatory
duty on woolen goods of 60 per cent of
the McKinley act rates; a duty of 60 per
cent of tho rate of 1890 on lumber, which
will be from 10 to 15 per cent ad valorem.
An increase of 25 per cent from the
Wilson-Gorman act rates on cereal
breadstuffs, dairy products and livo
stock, including poultry. A horizontal
increase of 15 per cent from tho Wilson
Gorman" rates on all other schedules,
with the provision that in 110 case shall
the duty exceed the McKinley rate3, ex
cept where tho Wilson-Gorman rates
exceed those of theMtKialey law.
The second bill will provide for two
issues of bonds. The first will be an
unlimited amount of 3 per cent 5-year
coin bonds to protect the gold reserve
with the provision that the currency
redeemed by the proceeds shall not be
paid out for current deficits in the
revenue unless the expenses of the gov
ernment are in excess of the revenues,
which it is expected they will not be if
the first bill is in cperatiou. In addition
the second bill -will provide for 1-year
per cent treasury certificates of indebt
edness not to exceed $50,000,000 in
amount and to be disposed of at the dis
cretion of the secretary of the treasury
to meet current deficits in the revenue.
THE STRATHNEVIS REACHES PORT.
Found at Anchor Behind Destruction
Island, South of Cape Flattery.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 26. Tho long
delayed steamer Srrathnevis arrived at
Port Townsend at midnight in tow of
the tug Mineola. She was found
Christmas morning at anchor behind
Destruction island, south of Oape Flat
tery. She was first picked up by the
Miowera and towed five days by her
when the hawser parted in a storm and
the disabled steamer was again adrift,
less than 50 miles from Capo Flattery.
She drifted in behind Destruction
island and anchored.
The Srrathnevis sailed fromTacoma
or Yokohama on Oct. 12, and thexvf or
had been out 74 days. As time passed,
and the Srrathnevis did not "arrive at
Yokohama, the rates of reinsurance ad-j
vanced rapidly until 80 and 90 per cent;
were offered, with few takers. Oae ef t
the most interesting features in connec-,
tion with tie return of the ship is the
vast amount of money that will fee naadt
by the insurance men who had the cour-i
age to take risks on her. !
judge Ederton Better.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Dec. 96. News
comes from Judge A J. Edgerton, whe
is now in Florida for his health, tkat
he is rapidly improving, and that he
hopes by spring to have regained his eli
BIG STRIKE IS ENDED
SETTLEMENT BROUGHT ABOUT BY
Company Concedes the Right of tho 3Icn tc
Organize Qaestkm of Wa-cs Held In
Abeyance Philadelphia Merchants Suf
fered la Their Holiday Trade.
Philadelphia , Dec. 154. The great
trolley strike is ended. This is final.
John. Wanamaker is the man who
brought about the settlement. He was
aided by members of the Christian
league. Tho basis of settlement follows:
First While the Union Traction com
pany will only treat with the workmen
in its employ, it will allow them mem
bership in any lawful organization.
Second It will take up all grievances
and give them full and fair considera
tion. Third It will, so far as it has vacant
places, immediately put on the old men,
and as fast as vacancies arise, will give
preference to any of the old men yet un
employed and endeavor to arrange the
trips ofthe cars to favor the old men, as
far as possible without violating its con
tract -with the new men.
Concessions on Both Sides.
The questions of compensation and
hours are left for future determination.
Concessions wero made by both sides.
The battle has been mainly fought on
the question of the employes member
ship in tho Amalgamated association of
street railway employes which the com
pany has persistently refused to recog
nize. Tho new men engaged sinco the 1
strike began, number nearly 1,000.
There were about 5,000 strikers. They
will report for work. Mr. Wanamaker
submitted tho ideas embraced in the
settlement to the strikers. They ac
cepted them and in turn submitted them
to the company.
To properly round out the matter, a
mass meeting of the strikers was held
last night for the purpose of ratification.
Hero tho strike was officially declared
off. All tho leaders "were called upon
for speeches and there was a veritable
Cost Thousands of Dollars.
Thus ends the strike that lasted ex
actly one week and ccst the city, the
company and the strikers thousands of
dollars. The less in fares alone to the
company is estimated at $350,000. Apart
from the destruction of cars and other
property there has been considerable
bloodshed, although fortunately no
fatal results. The business men of tho
city have been the heaviest sufferers.
The strike, coming in the midst of the
holidays, brought unparalleled disaster
to shopkeepers and much hardship of a .
financial nature is anticipated. The
most peculiar feature of thq strike has
been the fact that the public and tho
strikers have been almost as one tho
first because of the indignation result
ing from the recent abolition of free
transfers and consequent increase of
fares. It was undoubtedly this univer
sal sympathy for the strikers that en
couraged the hoodlum element to com
Police Shot to Kill.
Monday was certainly the most vio
lent sinco the struggle began and for
the first time, the police shot to kill.
About 10 o'clock in- the morning a tre-
menduous crowd gathered at Eighteenth
and Girard avenue and as the cars
passed, each with seven policemen
aboard, the stones began to fly. A
dozen or more cars had been completely
wrecked, when tho police opened fire.
They first fired into the air, but as the
situation became more threatening, one
of them fired his revolver into the crowd.
William H. Matthews, a striking motor
man, fell with a bullet in his head, and
Samuel G. Crossley, a striking conduc
tor, was shot in the knee. Both are in
a serious condition at tne hospital.
James Hartnell was shot in the arm and
FOUR DUNN BROTHERS BLOWN UP.
One of Them Killed and Three Others Fa
tally Injured, by an Kxploslon.
Perry, O. T., Dec. 25. A deputy
marshal arriving from the Osage coun
try this morning brings news of a seri
ous accident to the four Dunn brothers.
They were in a wagon in pursuit of
somo lawbreakers in the Osage country
when a large can of powder became
ignited and all four men were Jblown
high in tho air. One of them was hurt
so badly by the explosion that he soon
died, and the others are said to be fatally
injured. The Dunns wero once friends
of the outlaws, who did work along tho
Creek country line, but some months
ago they accepted commissions from tho
United States government for killing
Bitter Creek and Tulsa Jack, two noted
members of the old Dalton gang.
HIrIi Water In Missouri.
Little Rock, Dec. 26. The Arkansas
river hero and at all points heard from
is still rising. Communication is en
tirely" cut off from Perryville and points
south of the river in that section. The
ferryboats generally aro inoperative.
From all parts of the state come reports
of damage by high water. The rivers
are approaching very near the disastrous
stage of 1892. Siloam Springs is cut off
from the outer world and much of New
port is inundated. Houses are being
carried away by the raging torrent near
Red Bluff, but no casualties are reported.
At Little ock R the river is still at tho
danger point of 23 feet, but still fivo
feet from tho high water mark of May
alining: Activity In the Black Hills.
Deadwood, Dec. 25. At no period in
the past has there been such activity in
mining affairs in the Black Hills as at
the present time. Old prospectors,
who have for years held their
claims by simply doing tho assessment
work required by law havo now caught
the gold fever in earnest aud are open
ing up their mines, and in many cases
are being rewarded by rich finds.
John Russell Hhad Dead.
London, Dec. 26. John Russell Hind,
the astronomer, is dead.
A full line of first-class funeral suppliee
always in stocK.
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBRASKA.
, Telegraph orders proasptly attended to.