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THURSPAY, MAY 9, 1878.
A cnee.of- genuine leprosy Is report
ed from Baltimore.
Greenbacks areata premium over
KoJd in SanFranciBCO.
Kon. Geo. L. Smith has been con
firmed Collector nt New Orleans.
India troops are flocking to the
British flag with unbounded enthusi
asm, IB I
On the 2nd Inst. 300,000 foreign vis
itors were reported at the Paris Expo
sition. Kearney, Nebraska, lias a Kinder
garten ; and that Is what every city
ought to have.
Gen Crook says he does not think
there will bo any trouble with Sitting
Bull this summer.
New timber bill has passed the
Senate and ono has passed the House,
but neither has yet become a law.
Another formidable rebellion has
begun In Mexico. To upset Diaz and
Install come other guerilla Is the ob
ject. During the season just passed Chi
cago packed 2.501.2S5 hogs; StLouis
packed 509,510; Cincinnati packed
a i p
Sir Francis Henry Goldsmith,
Heading, member of the House of
Commons, was killed last week by a
Helmbold, the once famous patent
medicine man, N. Y., recently became
bo Insane again, that be had to be re
turned to the insane hospital.
The St. Paul Pioneer-Press publish
es crop report from thirty-five coun
ties In Minnesota, which represent
the crops good beyond precedent.
The anti-Catholio organization,
known as the "Order of the American
Union," met at Washington on the
3d and elected officers for tho ensuing
A London dispatch announces tho
death of Sir William Mitchell, pro
prietor of the Shipping and Mercantile
Gazette and founder of the "Interna
tional Code of Signals."
A flght occurred the other day again
nt Matamoras, between Texans and
Mexicans. Let 'em fightMia like
& fight between a rattlesnake and n
flkunk doesn't matter which whips.
Wm. S. O'Brien, of the firm of
Flood & O'Brien, San Franoisoo,
died on the 2d Inst. O'Brien wa9 one
-of the "Bonanza Kiugs," aud his
wealth is estimated at about $20,000,
000. The Senate Commi ttee on Military
Affarls has reported favorably a bill
to appropriate $100,000 for the erec
tion of a new military post on Michi
gan River, near where it cresses the
Gortschakoff has gout in both his
legs, is oonfined to his room with or
ders from his physloian to transact no
business. Meantime the Czar will
run the machine until the condition
of the minister is determined.
The Washington Inter Ocean spec
ial says every Republican In aud out
of Congress, at Washington, recog
nizing bis efficiency and trustworthi
ness as a Congressman, wants Mr.
Fort, of tho Eighth Illinois District,
returned to Congress.
The bass ball season has opened
and we hear of some pretty good
playing. At Indianapolis on the 1st
the Chicagos played the Ihdianapo
lis club. Former made 5. runs latter
4. On the same day at Buffalo, N.
Y.K & tbe International game, the
Stars made 3, UticasO. TecurasehsS,
Buffalos2, At Providence R. I., same
day, BoBtons made 1, Providence 0.
The "egotistical squirt" of the Cour
ier can see the ditference between"
Howe the walklst and Howe tho Sen
ator. Jpne Tree Cburicr.
Very well. The Advertiser is
glad that it has been instrumental in
causing the blind to Bee, and hopes
the editor of the Courier really a
a smart young man will aviod mak
ing an ass of himself, as much as pos
sible, by realizing the wide difference
between genuine wit and a vain dis
play of ears.
Congressman Wood's tariff bill
will,, very probably, not become a
lave. And it Is probable that no ma
terial chances in the existing tariff
laws will be mad! this session. While
many have gome kind of a vague idea
that the tariff laws should be amend
ed, opinions are very diversified. To
meet this difficulty, Senator Garland
last week. Introduced a bill providing
for the appointment of a commission,
to consist of three Senators, three
Representatives, and-three experts, to
examine into the present tariff and
revise the rates of duties during the
Senator Saunders worked early, and
late to defeaLSenator Hitchcook, and
the people at that time supposed Sen
ator Saunders thought Hitchcock was
not upright as a senator should be.
But when Senator Saunders goes to
the President and urges his appoint
ment to one of the most importantap
poiutments in the nation, what are
we to think ? Were all these charges
made against Hitchcook simply that
Saunders might have his plaoe, orhas
Saunders been convinced that these
oharges were all false? If true why
does Saunders recommend him?
Tbesfi are things that the people do
not fully understand, but then it i3
not necessary that the people should
know much about these things. Lin
The World's presumptions and con
clusions are of the exceedingly sloppy
kiud. It doesn't know what "the
people supposed" Saunders' opinion
of Hitchcock was, and If they did
"suppose," the people did not know
why ho opposed Hitchcock. The
most presumable reason why Saun
ders opposed Hitchcock is the fact
that Saunders himself wan a candi
date for Senator. It is rather the way
of men to be slightly opposed to each
other when candidates for the same
ofllce, but it is not fair or at all sensi
ble to "suppose" thatbecause opposed
one should think the other a crimi
nal. Some newspapers seem to have
nothing else to do but to strain them
selves outof shape in vain efforts to
make the actions of others illogical or
Two editors, the gory Wattersou, of
the 200.U00 troops to gout Tilden, uud
the venerable Miller, of the Crouin
group, have struck a lead, as follows:
"Tnere is but one Issue In Ameri
can politics. That is tho Electoral
Conspiracy. These Florida revela
tions ure but a link in the general
chain. That the present Democratic
House seems to want to dodge the
question Implies nothing. The last
Democratic House wus weak enough.
This one is pusillanimous. But des
tiny is more thau Congressmen, and
Jt cannot be thwarted by timeserving
politicians. Events roll on, and the
whirligig of truth and justice will in
due season bring in its revenges."
Louisville Courier Journal
"This is the ring of the true metal.
Its meaning is not obscured by un
necessary words. There la but one
Issue in American politics, says the
bold Kentuckian, aud that is the
Electoral Conspiracy of 1S7G. Truer
words were never spoken." Omaha
When the whirligig of truth and
justice get- around, the gory and the
venerable editor alike will take to the
brush. But curiosity Impels us to In
quire whatEieotoral Conspiracy It is
that harrows up the conscience of
these Democratic sinners to such Hn
extent they think it fills the thoughts
of the civilized world? There was a
Cronin conspiracy to steal two Oregon
votes, o conspiracy to steal a Nebras
ka electoral vote, a conspiracy to gob
ble a Wisconsin electoral vote, a small
attempt to steal a vote In Florida, in
Louisiana, and one other State that
now slips our mind. In fact, there
was a Tilden chicken thief prowling
around the casket that contained the
electoral vote of every Republican
State, in the fall of 7G; but, bless you,
gentlemen, we are not going to make
a new issue of that. We always
knew you'd steal votes if you could
got -your hands on 'em. We freely
forgive j'ou, these "electoral conspira
cies" were merely the routine work of
Democratic statesmen. Stale Jour
nal. If the Democracy could have seated
Tilden by stealing the Oregon rote or
any other vote, or by bribing Judge
LevisBe, of Louisiana, or any other
theft or bribe, how eagerly they would
have done so. They made every pos
sible effort, regardless of majorities or
honor, and praoticed the most glaring
rascalities to place Tilden where
Kfivps now ia. nnd fuiiintr. such of the
scoundrels as Miller of tho Herald
talk about "electoral conspiracy" with
as much effrontery as if they really
thought the people are fools, and
blind to their consummate vilfainies
in which they were thwarted. Dur
ing the present session of Congress
the people havo again had ample evi
dence of what Democrats will do to
place their partisans in power. With
out the least regard to deoenoy, hon
or, majorities, evidence, the Demo
crats have In every instance decided
in favor of Democratic applicants for
Republican seats- in Congress. Steal !
Why, that is no name for It there
is nothiug absolutely nothing too
mean for tuo JJemocrntio party to
stoop to for the promotion of party
candidates aud theaggraudizement of
the Democratic party. And there is
not a crime in the long catalogue of
orlraes, that the partisans of Democ
racy will not commit for parti' ascen
dency, in the South, always to be ap
proved of, winked at, by the leaders
North and South, and the criminals
saved from just retribution. Any
crime theft, bribery, murdering de
fenceless negroes, whipping, raping
and killing negresses, robbery, arson
any crime Is justifiable in the eyes
of Democracy if its end be tho pro
motion and osoendency of that party.
Let the issue come on the question of
frauds and conspiracies the Republi
can party is ready to meet it.
McLIn, Secretary of Florada, who
presided over tiie electoral count of
that State, "confesses" that if the re
turns had been canvassed fairly and
honorably the vote of the State would
have been given to Mr. Tilden. Mc
LIn says the reason for this divulging
is his "quickened oouscleuce" aud be
cause Mr. Hayes has not given him
some good ofllce as was promised by
Hayes' friends for his dirty work.
Mr. McLin'a evidence is entirely
A peculiarity of the present admin
istration is that neither President nor
Cabinet are aspirants for the White
house In 1SS0. They are unanimous
in declaring this. Exchange.
Weguess Carl, "the political tramp"
would take it if he could get it. It is
so iu bis line to take things in the
shape of ofllce. Aud where will he
go when he get3 through with Hayes'
"reform" business? He doesn't par
ticularly belong anywhere.
The Secret Service Division of the
Treasury Department has discovered
a new counterfeit, which made its ap
pearance in New York. The note is
of the denomination of $50 on the
Union National Bauk of New York.
It is a transfer from the plate upon
which the counterfeit $50 on the Cen
tral National Bank of New York, and
the Third National Bank of Buffalo,
The English have learned, or sus
pect, that in case of war with Russia,
Ireland will strike for independence,
with the aid and cooperation of Rus
sia. Very likely ; and we soy hurrah
forJreland when.&he hoists-the sham.-
rock for freedom.
The Omaha Jicpublican's Lincoln
correspondent, May 4th, has the fol
lowing about Col. Majors' chances for
udmi&sion to a seat iu Congress:
Private advices from Washington
inform us that Col. Mojors is mukiug
a persistent fight iu behalf of Nebras
ka for udmissiou to congress. He, as
well as his friends, have more thun
once seen the opeu road to a seat in
congress clear before them, when some
misfortuuate circumstance would
arise aud overthrow the promising
prospect. It is suid, that if he fails
in the end it will be because he will
eacrifice his own chances ruther than
permit his party to establish a prece
dent that might in the future be re
gretted. The Texas ond Arkansas
members are believed to favor his ad
mission, and desire to commit the re
publicans to theprinoiple of allowing
additional representation on the in
crease of population and then they
will go home und elect five con tingen t
members from Texas and two from
Arkansas and present them to the
nex Congress for admission on the
plea that what Is good for the repub
lican goose Is equally palatable for the
democrat gander. Whatever tho ul
timate result may be. Col. Majors,
our delegate In congress, and ex-Senator
Hitchcock ore entitled to the
credit of making the bestshowing for
an unrepresented people that has en
gaged the ottention of congress for
man yeara. And all this from demo
If persistent Importunity for justice
and Indefatigable work will avail, Col.
Majors will be admitted.
This Is the year for Nebraska to take
a bold firm stand in favor of publio
aud high school systems. This Is the
lime to settle forever that much moot
ed question as to whether the Normal
school and the University should be
supported by general tax. As our
people who are now citizens, will de
termine the matter as it will be fixed
for the future. It is estimated that
the population of tiie state will in
crease by about twenty-five per cent,
in population, the coming season.
These immigrants, come here expect
ing to adapt themselves to our cus
toms, they will attempt no innova
tion. Now if public sentiment and
the nextlegislature oome out positive
ly upon tho bubject this additional
twenty-five per cent, will add to the
strength of the opinion that is most
popular the present year thus virtually
settling this controversy. Peru Her
ald. We think this question of tax is
pretty nearly settled already, partic
ularly as far ob taking the people's
money to support the above mention
ed schools are concerned, as yet they
have been nothing but an elephant
upon the hands of tho people. We
don't want any more tax particularly
in this direotion. Neb. City News.
We most heartily agree with the
News upon this matter. Schools of
course we believe in ; but only such
as come under tho head of "common
schools" should be supported by gen
A telegram of the 6th says a dan
gerous counterfeit note of the denom
ination of $100 on the Merchant's
National bank of Bedford, Mass., Is
in circulation in the western states.
Lower part of the letter "y" in
Colby comes over the "M" In Massa
chusetts, in the genuine it comes over
the "ss." The lower part of tho "p"
in Spinner, together with the upper
part of the letter "f" looks like Feb.
In the counterfeit It does not toucn
the "f." Thsre is also another $100
counterfeit, supposed to be from the
same plate, on the Revere National
hank of Boston.
A Washington dispatch says, "It is'
rumored that the friends of the Ad
ministration are working up evidence
tending to show fraudulent practices
on the part of Mr. Tilden and his
friends for the purpose of off-setting
the lato revelations concerning the
Republican frauds iu Florida. It is
said that Louisiana Is to be the stamping-ground,
ond that it will be at
tempted to prove the placing of that
barrel of money where it did the most
ft 1 T
The Merchants Exchange, St. Lou
recently adopted the following resolu
Jieeolved, By the Merchants' Ex
change of St. Louis, that our Sena
tors and Representatives in Congress
bo earnestly requested to urge the
prompt passage of the bill for the re
peal of the bankrupt law, and the
same to take effect immediately, as a
delay to a later date for Its enforce
ment Is calculated to keep business
prostrate and invite a further demor
alization in the trade of the country.
Gen. Fremont is reported as having
lost his once greatjfortune, and reduc
ed to nearly actual want. He will
soon become a resident of Washing
ton where he will obtain work of
John Morrissey died at Saratoga on
the 1st inst. He was consolous to the
last, and died clasping the hands of
Father MeMenomy, the Catholio
priest attending to his spiritual wel
fare. John Morrissey died poor. Ono of
his friends who has had charge of his
busiues affairs, says his entire estate
is worth only about $30,000 and will
scarcely pay the debts of the estate.
Prof. Barrett of Chicago proposes
to banish gas and light the city with
"electric light." It is thought to
be entirely practicable, and if so will
save to the city $150,000 a year.
John M. Binckley, es-asslstant At
torney General of the United States,
at Milwaukee, committed suicide by
drowning, 6th Inst. Cause, domestic
At Sparta, Wis., the large flowering
mill of McKenzie & Taylor was des
troyed by fire on the 3d Inst. Loss,
$18,000. Insurance $10,500.
Galusha A. Grow's prospects to be
nominated by the Republicans for
Governorof Pennsylvania is thought
to be very fair.
President Hayes has finally recog
nized Packard by appointing him U.
S. Gonsel at Liverpool.
Charles Mongers suicided by drown
ing at Omaha Saturday last.
Terrible Explosion nt Minneapolis.
We give the following particulars
of the awful mill explosion which oc
curred at Minneapolis, Minn., on the
At seven o'clock p. m. the city was
shaken, as by an eurtuquuke, by a.
terrific explosion, which wus prompt
ly traced to tho group of great flour
ing mills in what is known as the
platform, just above St. Anthony's
Falls, where the entire flouring dis
trict of the oity is concentrated. The
explosion came from the great Wash
burn mill, from which a column of
flame was seen to shoot up several
hundred feet, followed by a crash
whioh crushed the immense struoture
like an egg shell. A secondary explo
sion instantly destroyed Thompson &
Hoytaud the Humboldt Mills, aud
the flames immediately burst out
communicating to tho Galaxy mills,
those of Petit, Robinson & Co., Ca
hili, Aukeny & Co., L. Day & Sons,
Day, Rolling, Buell, Newton & Co.,
Barton, Hayward ifc Co., the Wash
burn A and B mills and lesser struc
tures, down tho bank of the river near
ly to the Minneapolis and St. Louis
railroad shop. The destruction from
the shock of tho explosion extended
much further, glass being wrecked
for several squares, and buildings
shaken throughout the city.
At8:30the fire was raging within
these limits, and the firemen working
valiantly to sutdue the flames. The
immediate theory of the explosion is,
that it took place in the gas generated
in the patent Middlings purifier pro
cess. The following is a list of tho mills
destroyed, with the number of runs
of stone in each:
Waehburn "A," 42 runs.
Galaxy, 12 runs.
Hennepin or Diamond, 6 runs.
Humboldt, 6 runs.
Petit, Robinson & Co., 15 ruus.
Zenith, 6 ruus.
In addition to these mills there were
numerous other buildings destroyed
by fire, inoluding a large elevator and
The killed and Injured, so far as as
certained, is as follows:
Killed Big Mill Grinders.Cbarles
Heuuing, Fred. Merrill, Clark Wil
Oilers Wm. Leslie, Cyrus Ewing.
Machinists Ole Shie, Walter Sav
age, Patrick Judd, Ed. Merrill.
Watchmen Harry Hicks, E. W.
Burbank, one unknown.
Aug. Smith was blown out of a
window hurt but not killed.
Diamond Mill John Boyer, killed ;
David Ward had gone out after a pall
of water ond escaped unhurt.
Galaxy Mill JoeManti.in the third
stor', after the wall was blown out,
jumped down into the canal, and es
Zenith Mill Two men, Widstrum,
and Fred. George.
In Petit, Robinson & Co. 'a Mill
Dean Day was thrown out of the win
dow and injured.
The loss is variously estimated at
from $1,000,000 to $1,500 000. The loss
throughout the city by the breaking
of glass, etc, is $10,000. Six Mills
and a planing mill were destroyed,
besides adjoining property, inoluding
eighty-seven out of the 197 runs of
stone In the city.
Tho six flouring mill whioh were
involved in the disaster form a group
which comprises the heaviest concerns
in the State. Chief among them
were the two Washburn mills, the
property of Ex-Governor C. C. Wash
burn, of Wisconsin, of which the one
in which the explosion occurred was
the largest flouring mill in the coun
try, and the largest but one iu the
world. It was built in 1870, included
forty-one run of stone, and was worth
$200,000. It is now a smoking mass
of ruins with its companion on the
The loss of life, according to latest
reports is about 14.
The Pioneer Prcwpuplishes the fol
lowing as the total insurance Btated
by the companies represented to the
several mills destroyed : Humboldt,
Ball, Newton & Co., $45,400 ; Petit &
Robinson, $98,000; Galuxy W. Au
keny, $75,000; Washburn Mill, A,
CKI3IES AND CASUALTIES.
At Detroit, Mich., on the 30th ult.,
a woman named Mrs. Dost, in a fit of
gestative frenzy administered lauda
num to herself and her six year old
daughter, with intent to kill. The
timely aid of a physician saved the
mother's life but the child died. Next
morning she gave birth to a ohlld,
when her reason returned, and when
she learned what oho bad done her
grief was great.
Mr. and Mrs. Hatteubaoh, Kansas
Ulty, were murdered In their own
house, and their little child found
nearly dead, before daylight, on the
30th ult. No knowledge of the mur
derer. The body of an Infant about a week
old was recently found in the stove of
a baggage car on a Lake Shore train
at Buffalo, N. Y.
The famine in the north of China
rages with increased severity and
most dreadful reports come from the
afflicted region. In one town a man
opened a shop for the sale of human
flesh and did a good business in can
nibalistic joints of roast till the local
mandarin caused the Bhopkeeper to
be arrested and beheaded.
Jas. H. Robinsan, aged 7G, of the
Robinson Hotel, Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
dropped dead of heart disease on the
Alice Rudicil, of Huntlngfon coun
ty, Ind., recently gave birth to an 111
gitimate child, and charges its pater
nity upon her father, who has been
arrested and placed in jail.
At Ravenna, Ohio, on the 1st lust.,
a four-year-old son of John Chapman
wandered to a neighbors house and
fell into a cistern that had been care
lessly left open, and was drowned.
At Westfield, Wis., on the 1st, a 5
year old daughter of Wm. Stiles was
burned to death while playing about
some fire in a field.
On the morning of the 1st the boiler
of the steamer Warner exploded, at
Memphis, killing George Dawson,
Captain, and six other persons.
Near Plymouth, Ind.. the farm res
idence of Alex. Marshall was burned
on the 1st and Marshall was fatally
burned while trying to save goods
from the house.
Governor Emory says extravagance
of dress among the women of Utah Is
doing much to break up polygamy in
that country. Who says there is no
virtue in trails and Spring bonnets?
Items of Interest.
Mrs. Peter Keoler, living
miles from Connersville, Ind.
, has a-
tonisbed her husband and the com
munity by giving birth to five fine
The Brooklyn Eagle asserts that
the New York World has been pur
chased by Mr. Tilden, and intimates
that there la lively work ahead.
Congressman Harbrldge, of Georgia,
says tho colored peoplo of that State
now pay taxes on over $3,000,0000 of
real estate, aud that they are steadily
contributing to the material wealth
and prosperity of the State.
Texas has a grievance against Mr.
George L. Smith, appointed Collect
or for the portof New Orleans. When
ho represented the Fourth Louisiana
District in Congress he introduced a
bill to cutofl portions of the State of
Texas aud portions of Louisiana, aud
form them into a new State, to be
Preliminary steps have been taken
at Washington to send a large delega
tion of citizens to Philadelphia to
welcome General Grant, next Fall,
upon his return from Europe. Infor
mation received at Washington from
Baltimore is that Bimilar arrange
ments are being made there, and that
over 1,000 persons have agreed to go
to Philadelphia and participate in the
ovation, whioh it Is intended shall
suapass anything ever witnessed in
The Communists of Chicago appear
to be arming. A number of citizens
called last week at military headquar
ters to ascertain how far the city
oould depend upon the army in case
of trouble with the communists.
General Sheridan is in New York,
and nothiug definite was arranged,
but the officers feel, with the present
status of the army, they have no reg
iments to spare from the frontier, al
though they would doubtless be hur
ried here from the nearest post.in case
of actual need.
Ex-Governor DIngley, of Maine,
publishes the following statistics to
show the effect of prohibition of Ii
quorselling, exoeptby State agenoies:
In 1S30 thirteen- Maine distilleries
made 1,000,000 gallons liquor. Now
there is not' a distillery in the State.
In 1S32 there were sold $10,000,000
worth of liquors, or$20to euoh inhab
itant. In 1S77 the aggregate sales of
1G0 town agencies were $100,000, or fif
teen cents to each inhabitant. In
cluding clandestine sales, the high
est total for the year, it is claimed, is
$1,000,000, or $2 to each inhabitant.
In 1855 tho deaths from delirium tre
mens were 200. Now they are not
over fifty annually. Mr. Dingley
claims also that crime and pauperism
have been greatly reduced, but does
not give the exact statistics.
During thestorm of April 22d the
lightning struck the new M. E.
Church at Lee, Leo-County, Illinois,
knocking off the steeple, tearing out
a part of one window, breaking glass
in others, and otherwise damaging
The New York Herald says it be
gins to look like reform in New York.
There were 800 converts in a single
day to the red ribbon, and the inter
est appears to be Increasing.
The New York papers give his
name as McCarthy, and his former
residence Limerick, Ireland, and the
legacy which has just been left him
amounts to just $25,000,000. If thers
are any McCarthys in the West they
had better claim relationship at once.
Pittsburg Telegram (Ind.): McLin
and Dennis say in their "confessions"
that "the reason they made them was
because President Hayes refused to
give them fat offices, and declines to
let the machine politicians manipul
ate his Administration." This ex
planation sheds a i flood of light on
their penitential revelations.
Mr. Tilden, so goes the story, tells
a prominent friend that he had no
part, direotly or indirectly, in procur
ing the confession of McLin. The
prominent friend didn't let this out
until he saw how flat the whole Flor
ida scheme fell.
New York Herald (Ind.); Inas
much as the alleged Florida frauds
and Louisiana frauds consisted in the
eleotion of the electors, and not in
anything thatocourred subsequent to
their appointment, the whole subject
lies outside of the legislative purview
of Congress. A federal law on that
subject would be void, and the Su
preme Court would be bound to set it
aside as a plain violation of the Con
stitution. A spirit of unrest seems to affect
the ministers of thegospel, especially
at Cincinnati. A few weeks ago we
noted several changes among the most
prominentminlateraof that oity. Our
dispatches from Cincinnati now an
nouuee the withdrawal of the Rev. P.
B. Morgan from the St. John's Epis
copal Church, for the purpose of unit
lug with the Reformed Episcopal
Church, and for the reason that the
former is tending toward Romauism.
Reports from every portion of our
State agree tbat the outlook for the
small grain crop was never better.and
tbat the season bas been tbe most fa
vorable ever known id tbe northwest.
Tbe prospects for a most bountiful
fruit orop is also very encouraging.
From Otoe, Nemaha, Richardson and
Pawnee counties tbe great fruit
growing districts of Nebraska comes
tbe encouraging news that fruit will
be plenty this year. Stale Journal,
Davenport, Iowa, has a factory in
operation making sugar out of Indian
oorn. Tbe sugar is said to be of tbe
best quality, and much resembles
maple sugar, and as pleasing to the
taste as honey. Sirup made from
corn has been in the market for some
time, and if this further experiment
is successful, Illinois will find a new
use for her immense corn crops; Pe
The B. & M. R. R. company has
just finished paying its taxea for the
year 1877, in all of tbe South Platte
counties. Tbe amount disbursed by
them on that' account will figure
up the neat littfe auin of $150,000.
- m lis lis
Best Goods at
FAMILY GROCERIES, CONFECTIONS, TEAS,
canned fruits, nuts, toys,
queensware,g:lassware & woodenware,
STATIONERY, BRUSHES, POCKET KNIVES,
Pipes, Tobacco, Cigars & Musical Instruments.
CITY BAKERY, BR0WNVILLE, NEBRASKA.
The Feelinjr of the Democrats
ward Uuiou Soldiers.
Special Telegram to the Inter Ocean.
Washington, May 5. On Satur
day Speaker Randal, for the aecuud
time, exercised his right to vote, and
by mauiug a lie prevented au ap
propriation for the hire of clerks to
examine the applications for pensions
so that the business of the Pension
Ofllce can be brought up to date,
Whenever an application for a pen
sion is made it is sent to the Surgeon
Generals Ofllce, where the hosprtal
records of the war are kept, and these
records are examined to see if the af
fidavits of the applicants are corrob
orated by these records. Three years"
ago, when the Democrats gota major
ity in the House, they reduced tiie
number of clerks employed to do this
work, so much that in the Surgeon
General's ofllce to-day oaBes can be
disposed of only about one-third np
fast as they arrive, and unexamined
cases have accumulated to the number
of 20,000. If applications for pen
sions, or Increase of pensions, should
ceape to-day, it would take the clerks
of the Surgeon General's office five
years to dispose of the cases already
before them. But they are coming
in three times as fast as they can be
examined by the present foroe of
clerks, and pensioners who apply now
will have to wait five years before
their cases are disposed of. This Is
the reason why there has been so
much delay in the issuance of pen
sions for tho last three years. An
amendment was offered to the appro
priation bill on Saturday, increasing
the number of clerks in the Surgeon
General's office, and the vote on its
adoption was yens, 115; nays, 114;
but Randall voted in the negative,
and made a tie, whioh, of course, pre
vented its passage. Several Demo
crats voted for the amendment, and
no Republican voted against it. The
last time Randall caused a tie by his
vote, it was to prevent a Republican
contestant from Massachusetts from
obtaining hia seat in the House. This
practice is peculiar to him. No other
Speaker ever did it. It is lawful, but
unusual and unfair, " and wounded
soldiers and the wldowq of pnldiers
who have to wait years for their pen
sion papers to be examinpd can chnrce
the delay upon the Democr-itlo partv
generally, and then upon Randall
St. Louis, Mo., May 5. A meetlne
of the representatives of the Ohio and
Mississippi, Vandalia, Chicago and
Alton, Wabash, and Indianapolis and
St. Louis railroads was held here yes
terday, to couaider how best to pro
tect their interests against the cutting
of rates by the Chicago roads to the
East. The result was the establish
ment of a new tariff, to go into effect
to-morrow, Monday MayG.as follows:
On grain and articles classed with
grain, 23 cents per 100 pounds to New
York, which is a reduction of 6cents,
intermediate points to have a corres
ponding reduction on fourth-class
freight. Rates were reduced from 35
to 29 cents to New York, 27 cents to
Philadelphia, 26 cents to Baltimore,
nnd 33 cents to all New England
Tho Temperance Mass Convention
at this city on the 15th inst. promises
to be the grandest demonstration ever
witnessed at the capital. State Jour
nal. A German from Beatrice, stopping
at the National Hotel in this oity,
claims to have been robbed of $20
night before last. Slate Journal.
Dr. Carver with his rifle and Bogar
dis with bis shot gun have arranged
for a match of one thousand shots
3XY SO, 1878,
I will sell at public auction, nt my farm, ten
miles southwest of Brownvilie, two miles
south of Long's Bridge, from 30 to S3 head of
Thoroughbred and High Grade
Cattle, consisting of Cows.Helfers, Bulls and
Bull Calves; a large lot of choice
of breeding ase. Berkshlres, and BerkBhlres
crossed with Poland-China ;
consisting of Gang Plows, Grain Drills,
Marsh Harvester, &c all In good state of re
pair, together with other things too numer
ous to mention.
Terms of Sale :-AlI sums less than 810,
cash ; on sums of $10 or over, a credit will be
given (purchaser giving note with approved
security) of nine months without Interest if
paid at maturity; if not paid at maturity to
draw interest at the rate of ten per cent, per
annum from the date of sale. For cash, a
discount on all sums of ten dollars of over
will be made at the rata of ten per cent.
Sale to commence promptly at 10 o'clock.
Further particulars can be had by calling up
on or addressing S. COOIIHAS,
45W3 Brownvilie, Nebraska.
-TTATT'XTn Apply to the publishers of
JL J U iN VT tD,s newspaper for half
TyTT7t"T membership (at discount) In tbe
iVLiliJN Mercantile College. Keoknk. Io
wa, on the Mississippi. Bookkeepers, Pen
men, Reporters. Operators and Teachers
thorc Ugh ly fitted. Don't fall to address Prof.
Milter, Keokuk, Iowa. IGyl
To all who are suffering from the errors
and Indiscretions of yonth. nervous weak
ness, early decay, loss of manhood, &c, I
will send a recipe that will enroyoc, FREE
OF CHARGE. This great remedy was dis
covered by a.mlsslonary In South America.
Seud a self-addressed envelope to the Rev.
Joseph T. Inman; Station D, Bible House,
New York City. 19yl
Office Nemaha Coal Co.,)
April 13, 1878. J
Sealed bids will be received until the 18th
of May. 187S, to drill a hole 600 feet in depth,
and not less than threo inches in diameter.
Parties contracting to do said work will be
required to give bond for the faithful por
formunce of the same.
There will be a meeting of the company at
the Larklns school house on Saturday. May
ISth. 1878, nt one o'clock p. in., toopen bids.
The company reserve the right to reject any
and all bids.
45w.1 LEWIS FISnER, President.
Clocks, Watches, Jewelry
Keeps constantly on hand a large and well
assorted stock of genuine articles in his line
Repairing of Clocks, watches and Jewelry
lono on short notice, at reasonable rates.
ALL WORK WARRANTED. Also sole acent In
this locality for the sale of
LAZARUS & MORRIS'
SPECTACLES & E1E GLASSES,
No. 59 Main Street,
PROVISION STORE, !
KEPT IN STOCK.
Unrivalled in Appearance.
Unparalleled in Simplicity.
Unsurpassed in Construction
Unprecedented in Durability.
Unescelled in Sconcmy of Fuel.
Undisputed ia tie BROAD CLAIM eltaattte
VSSY BEST OPEEATHTG,
Ever offeree! to tiie public.
MADE ONLY BIT
EXCELSIOR MANUFACTURING GO
Kos. 612, 614, 616 Ss 618 27. Esia St.,
ST. LOUIS, 3IO.
STSVSNSON & CROSS,
43m3 Brownvilie, Neb.
JACOB SXroER, Propriclfrr.
This bouse Is now conducted In first-class
style. Large rooms for COM3IEKCIAL
TRAVELERS, Billiard parlor and reading
room connected with the hotel. The people
of Southern Nebraska are solicited to try
Metropolltan, when visiting Lincoln.
J. M. NOBE,
Of York Grove Mills. Atchison County. in.
will iWlwr first elass COTTONWOOD LUM
BER. of any description. In Brownvilie, at
0T C -. e A Ef 11 1 i ..' !
3JJ JCJi- jlwvt ieet, i
Orders left with John Craddock, nt the gn-
smith shop In Brownvilie. will receive
prompt attention. 401?i
JfSJ'ki:!S iTpfjrArcH ami chu.v r
Vflt tree. J. B. Oaylord & Co, Calca6t, HI.
npii.En t "
05 Main Street QH
1 1 HHDDARrS j1!
I AND I f
PROPOSALS FOR MILITARY
SUPPLIES. Headquarter Department
of the Platte, Office of Chief Qmrrtermaster,.
Omaha, Neb., Way 1, 1878. Sealed proposals.
Id triplicate, subject to the asnal conditions,
will be received nt this oillce until 32 o'clock
M on Saturday, Juno 1. 1878, or at the same
honr (allowing for the difference in time) at
the ofllce of the Quartermasters at the fol
lowing named stations, nt which places nnsJ
time they will be opened in presence of bid
ders, Ak- the furnishing and delivery sf Mil
itary ffapplles during the year commencing
July ls"if1878, and ending June 30th, 1S79, as
follows: Wood, Hay and Charcoal, or such
of said sc?pe3 aarnvay be required nt Ornn.
ha Depot. Ct&ihtt I?era'5Kar, p'ort Hartsnff.
Fort McPherson,SIdney.r4,rrstS:S. Cheyenne
Depot. Fort RnsselJ. FOTSSnndera, FortSteele
Foit Brldger, Fort IlalV. Camp DoUghis. Fort
Cameron. Ciimp Kobfnsoti, Camp Sherlrtan,
Fort Laramie, Fort Fttiwmnn, Fort McKln
ney. Camp Stambangh and Camp Brown.
Proposals will also be received at this
office to tiie day and hour nfcoe named, for
the delivery on the cars at thet point nearest
to tho mines on the line of the Union-PaclSs
Railroad, of Ave thousand tons of Coal, or
2210 pounds to the ton. Also for delivery ai
the Omaha Depot, or at stations on the tTn
Ion Pacific Railroad east from Kearney Jnne
tion. of two million pounds of Corn and ono
million pounds Oats. Bids Tor grain should
state the rate per 100 pounds not per bushel.
Proposals for either class of the stores men
tioned, or for quantities less than the whole
required, will be received. The government
reserves the right to reject any or all propo
sals. A preference will be given to articles of
Blank proposals and printed circulars stat
ins the kind and estimated quantities of
Wood, Hny and Charcoal required at each
station, and giving fnll Instructions as to tho
manner of bidding, conditions to be observed
by bidders and terms of contract, die, 'Will bo
furnished on application to this office or to
the Quartermasters at the various stations
Envelopes containing proposals should be
marked : "Proposals for . at ."
and addressed to the undersigned or to tho
respective Post and Depot Quartermasters.
M. I. LUDINGTON.
TTSTATE OF WILLIAM R. HALL,
i-H DECEASED. In the County Court of
Nemaha County, Nebraska.
Notice is hereby given, thatMay25th. Jnne
25th, and October 25th. 1S78, at tho office of
the County Judge of Nemaha County. Ne
braska, in Brown vllle, Nebraska, have been
fixed as the times and place when and whero
all persons who have claims and demands
against said deceased can have the same ex
amined, adjusted and allowed.
All claims not presented at the last men
tioned date will be forever barred by order
of the Court.
April 2, 1S78. JOHN S. STULL.
J5w3 County Judge.
s Notice la hereby given, that by virtue of
an execution issued out of the County Court of
Nemaha County, State of Nebraska, and to
me directed as Sheriff of said County, upon
njudgraent rendered in said Court on the
5th day of March. A. D. 1878, In a case where
in David M. Osborn. John II. Osborn nnI
Orrin H. Burdlck. partners nnder the firm
name of D. M. Osborn & Co.. weie
plaintiffs, and Richard A. Hawloy
antl Daniel E. Dougins, partners as
Hawley dz Douglas, were defendants. I wilt
otfer for sale nt public auction, nt the door of
the Court Honse in Brownvilie, Neinatm
County, Nebraska, on
Saturday, Hay 11th, A, D. 1S78,
ntoneoclock In the afternoon, the following
described personal property, to wir : Two
Wheeler No. fl Combined Reapers nnd Mow
ers, also two Kerby Independent Mowers,
manufactured by D. M. Osborn A Co., Now
York, taken on said execution as the proper
ty of said defendants, Hawley & Douglas.
Terras of sale cash.
Dated April 2i. 1878.
RICHMOND V. Block. Sheriff.
By GEORGE H. LANNON,
w3 Deputy Sheriff.
O Notice is hereby given, that by virtue of
nn execution issued out of the District Court
of Nemaha County, State of Nebraska, and
to me directed as Sheriff of said County,
upon a decree and Judgment rendered bv
said Court, In n case wherein Boydston it
Sloan were plaintitft, and Jasper N.TIbbett.
J. W.Tibbett nnd M. A.Tlbbelt weredefend
ants, I will offer for sale, at public nnctlon,
at the door of the Court House In Brown
villo. In said County, on
Saturday, May 25, A. D.1S78,
at one o'clock P. M. the following described
lands, in Nemaha County, Nebraska, to-wit t
Tho undivided two-llf ths (2-oth) of the south
half of the south west quarter of section
twenty-six (20), and the undivided two-fifths
(2-5) or the south half of the south east quar
ter of section twenty-seven (27), in township
number four (i), north of range twelve (12),
east. In Nemaha County, Nebraska, contain
ing In the aggregate one hundred and sixty
(IBO) acres, as the property of the said Jasper
N. Tlbbett and J. IV. Tlbbetf, nnd a freehold
nnd life estate and dower for tho llfo of sa.'d
3i. a. '1 lODett in and to one-third () part of
the whole of Said one hundred nnd hixty
arei of land above described, together with
all the Improvements-and privileges thereto
Levied and taken on said execution an the
property of Jasper N. Tlbbett, J. W. Tlbbett,
and M. A. Tlbbett.
Terras of sale, cash.
Dated, this 22nd dny of April, 1S78.
RICHMOND V. BLACK,
U Notice Is hereby given, that by virtue of
nn order of sale issued out of the District
iouri oi i.-temana uonnty. atnte of Nebras
ka, and to me directed as Sheriff of Mild
county, upon a decree nnd judgment ren
dered by said Conrt. in a case wherein
Edward Welsenreder Compnny were plain
tiffs, and Elizabeth Flack, William f'Hvev
nnd Ooldsberry 2J. Pavey were defendants, I
will offer for sale, nt public auction, at the
door of the Court House in Brownvilie, in
said County, on
Sntnrday, JIny 23, A.D. 1878,
nt one o'clock p. in., the following described
lands. In Nemaha Cownty, Nebraska, to-wit:
The northwest quarter of section number
twenty-three (23)", township fonr (4), north of
range fourteen Iff, east, containing onr
hundred and sixty (160ncres the some to bo
sold In forty M0 acre tracts together with
all ther Improvements and privileges thereto
Taken on sold order of sale as tho property
of EllzabeSh Fla-fc, "William Pavey and
Goldsbc rry B. Pavey.
Terms of sale, cash.
Dated, this IGth day of April. 1878.
4.T?rO RICHMOND V. BLACK. Sheriff.
VJ Notice Is hereby glve, that by virtue of
nn execution. Issued rt of the District
Court of Nemaha Connty.Stnteof Nebraska.
nnatc-are directed as Sheriff of said County,
opotr a decreee and judgment rendered by
said Court, in a case wherein James Leffel ifc
Co. were plaintiff, and Jonathan rilgglmi
and Peter White, as judgment debtors, and
fnnd John Delay, a3 sareties on said indg-
ment. tveredefendanrs, I will offer for sale,
at public auction, at the door of the Court
HoTioe In Brownvilie. In said County, oa
Saturday. May 18, A.D. 1878.
latoaeo-'eloekP'. M.,the following described
I lands. In Nemubn County, Nebraska, to-wlf
ueginnmg at tne onneat eorner of the
south east quarter of section fifteen (10;.
township six (6), range thirteen (13), east of
the 6th principal meridian of Nebraska;
thence north thirty-three rods to the center
of the chnnner of the Little Nemaha river,
thence up the said river following Its menn
derings to the west lino o he east half of
tbe said qnarter section, thence noot.1 forty
six (46) rods, thence west six (6) rods to the
(renter of the present channel of the Little
rt email a rrver. the snld river following Its
raeanderlngs to the west line of the afore
said quarter section fifteen, thence south tc
'ths southwest corner of said quarter section,
thence east to the place of beginning, togeth
er with all the Improvements and prlvllegeH
Taken on said sxeca.tlon at? the property of
Jonathan Higgihs, and levied upon by vir
tue of said execution.
Terms of sale. ah.
Dated; this 15th day df April. 1878.
43w5 RICHMOND V. BLACK. Sheriff.
- Notice Is irereby given, thafby virtue of
an order of sale issued out of the District
Court ot Nemaha County. State of Nebras
ka, and to me directed as Sheriff of sa!
county, npon a decree ana Judgment ren
dered by snld Conrt, lnacase wherein Eniily
H. BiHIngsiy wnsplalntiff.nnd Jame.nB Mr
Cormlck and John McPherson were defend-
Lrtnts, I wlIro2feifor saJe, nt public a-ttion,
at tne coor or ine ijoun nonse in urown
vllle. In said county, on
Saturday. JIuj' 11, A.I). 1878,
nt 1 o'clock p. m., the following describe
lauds, in Nemaha County, Nebraska, to
wit: The south east quarter of tbe pouth
east qnarter of section number thirteen 13
In township number five (5), north of range
fifteen (15), east, containing forty acres, ex
ceptrjf a tl-r or blscK off the' east side of
said tract as numbered In the town plat,
also a strip of land off the east side of the
south west quarter of thesoath east charter
at said section, to mahe In the aggregate for-
Ity aires, received by deed an purchased
from Sforghret J. Jacdt3. dated November 25.
1S, recorded November 25, 1851. On deed rec
ord No. 3, page 301; also a strip of land on
tnenortn east quarter of the southeast quar
ter or said section thirteen that lies sonth of
Water street in Western Division pf tho
town of Brownvilie, aad on ths soatn side
of said north east quarter of the south east
quarter, exceptlngnd saving from said land
eighteen (18) acres off the east side of that
portion In the sonth eaat Quarter of th!?south
east quarter of sS!dsetftttn ; saving- and ex
cepting, also, that portion or strip or land on
the rtrth east tfa'arter. or thesouth eastqunr
ter of said section thirteen that lies south of
Water street, said strip running west to tho
west bonndnry line of the nbove described
eighteen acre tract and no further, and- being
same land conveyed to Lasn Cogswell by
deed dated Jdly 3. ISTJ, recorded July 17. 11.
,,a "'X1 rrv"ri -w. j. yu J,, tj4 .leaicna
Comity. nvrt?hrr with all ths" Improvement
ann priviiiKf inereio lieionglng.
TaTren on said order of sale ns'the property
of James B. McCormicK and John XlcPlur-
Terms of mte. csn.
Detwl,-ft Rthjfci v rtf' April! )SZf,
-TJW5 RICHMOND V. BLAGK.: