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McCOOK , i i NEB
Farmers about Humboldt have boon
testing their seed corn with satisfactory re-
The Lincoln Journal says that Dr.
' Hftthewson , superintendent of the Insane
hospital , IB Just now in a quandary to know-
how to accommodate the patients that are ,
dally arriving from all parts of the state.
The names of 809 patients appear on the
roster. It is feared that the superintendent !
will be obliged to issue the edict to the VA--
riouff county officers that there is no more
room at the asylum for patients , and that
each county will be obliged to care for their
Insane until another addition is made to the
hospital or a new institution is erected in
some other part of the state.
Scarlet fever has been taking off a
good many of the little ones in and about
: Rev. Mr. Alley , of Waterloo , Douglas
county , fell from the roof of the Christian
church in that place , receiving injuries
which It is feared will prove fatal.
The "West Point Republican says the
business of theSIour City and Pacific is
simply immense nowadays. Ono and two
extra freight trains daily go over the road
and the regular trains are heavily laden.
Claims within four to six miles of
Long Fine that one year ago belonged to
the government are now selling at from
1,000 to $1,500.
Quinn Bohannon , on trial in Otoe
county for murder , was found guilty in the
first degree. The verdict took the prisoner
completely by surprise.
To give an idea of the amount of
business being done in Albion , the News
figures up thus : The shipments for the
past thirty days have been fourteen cars of
Bogs , thirty-four cars of cattle , and over
200,000 pounds of other shipments. Dur
ing the same time there was received 450-
000 pounds of household goods , and 800-
000 feet lumber beside a large amount of
The hearing of the application for
bail for J. 8. Lee , of Crete , indicted for
poisoning his wife , was had before Judge
Morris a few days ago , and be refused to
grant the request. The prisoner will now
be taken to Beatrice and there lodged in
Jail till the next term of court.
Compositors employed on the Omaha Bee
left their frames a few nights ago about the
hour for commencing composition. They
made a demand for a new measurement of
their work. This was refused ; hence the
The residence of J. H. Oden , eight
miles from Beatrice , caught fire and was
entirely destroyed a few days ago. The
contents of the house were also ourned ,
nothing at all being saved. The family es
caped unhurt. The loss is about $1,000.
Chas. Willmore , who killed Chas.
KcCallum near Emerick , Madison county ,
had his preliminary examination before
Judge Kelly and was bound over to appear
before the district court , without bail , and
remanded back to jail.
Kobert Fisher , of Illinois , living near
Lincoln , planted on Arbor day 3,700 trees ,
of which 1,500 were catalpas , 2,000 ash , 75
Russian mulberries , 100box alders , and the
balance fruit trees.
The suit of Wilhemina Triste vs.
Frost , Torpy , Graff & Kerfes , of Tecum-
aeh. for $10,000 damages , for selling liquor
to Frederick Triste , causing his death in
March , 1883 , was on trial last week , the
Jury finding for the plaintiff for $300. The
case created considerable interest and the
court room was. crowded with ladles who
were anxious to witness the efforts of Mrs.
Ada M. Bittenbender , the leading counsel
lor the plaintiff and the first woman lawyer
that has ever tried a case in Johnson
Two desperadoes entered the saloon
and grocery store of Mr. Bierbach , in South
Omaha , a few nights ago , and , presenting
pistols at his head , ordered hint to hold up
his hands. Bierbach refused to comply
with their demand , when one of the scoun
drels fired several shots , one of which took
effect in the leg , making an ugly though not
necessarily dangerous wound. The as
sailants escaped under cover of darkness.
The depot building at Emerson was
destroyed by fire a few nights ago. About
$400 in cash was burned up , the clerk bav
ing neglected to put the money in the safe.
Origin of the fire is supposed to be incen
Quin Bohanan , on trialjat Nebraska
City and found guilty of murder in the
first degree , has been sentenced by Judge
Broady to be hanged at Nebraska City on
the 8th of August next. The prisoner ex
pressed regret for many things in his past
life , but said that the killing of James
Cook was without premeditation , deliber
ation or malice.
At Omaha a few days ago Louis
Hansmennek , an employe in , Krug's
brewery , was caught in the shaf tin g and
received injuries which soon after resulted
In his death. The deceased was a young
man about thirty years of age , steady , in
dustrious and ot good habits.
Brownville has several candidates for
the reform school. A number of them
were arrested for breaking into a store and
required to < dve bail in the sum of $100 each
to answer hereafter.
Ainsworth has a "sure thing" on an
opera house. The building will oe 40x100
and put up as soon as men and money can
do the work. The town Is said to be mak
ing wonderful headway in the matter of
The Ashland Gazette says that last
week a mare belonging to Anson Carey , of
that place , dropped a colt that is a little out
of the general order of things. The colt has
but three legs , but with these it manages to
get around as nimbly as'If possessed of the
V. G. Thompson , living near North
Loup , had a close call for losing his house
by fire. Formerly he got along without a
chimney , but proposes having one here
The Union Pacific base ball club , at
Omaha , which last year gained quite a rep
utation at home and -abroad for skillful
playing , has disbanded in consequence of
certain orders from Auditor Young.
Henry Noble , of Merrick county ,
had to kill a nice heifer on account of her
having been bitten by a mad dog , and it
was said he would have to .kill three more
head of cattle for the same reason. There
are many worthless dogs in the county that
will have to go if the cattle remain.
A little girl named Nash , living near
Unadilla , was quite severely , but not dan-
Eerously , burned by her clothes taking fire
by coming in contact with the stove.
Near Tangemans ! mill , Otoe countv ,
while burning grass , the little girl of John
Bitter got too near the fire , and in a short
time her clothing was wrapped inflames.
She lived but nine hours in dreadful pain.
Some of the papers in the Republican
valley are loudly complaining of the irregu-
'l&rities and insufficiency of the mall service.
Red Cloud is figuring on a bridge
across the .Republican river one of two
spans of 175 feet each , and sixteen feet
wide , with stone abutments. The cost Is
estimated at $21,000.
Hon. Schuyler Colfax has arranged
for a number of lectures In this state at an
early day , his subject being "Abraham
The Beatrice canning factory is get
ting ready to do a large amount of work
this season. ArrangementB < Hre making to
secure ground for tfio raising of tomaWes
and corn , which the factory will put up. .
Thp Beatrice Express says that every
day now brings new arrivals to that city
and Gage county. They are nearly all
eastern people , who come with the inten
tion of making permanent homes. Many
of them are business men , who at once be
gin where they left off , and the best thing
about the boom is its permanence.
An Italian organ grinder , who tuned
up several days ago In Sterling , was able to
deposit $100 in the bank for safe keeping.
A youngster in the house of W. C.
Crane , Ashland , knocked a lighted lamp
off the table , and in smothering the flame
which came from the scattered oil a man
named McEinney was quite severely
burned. No other damage by fire.
Barney Baumer , of Lincoln , ran
away from Officer Mesarvey , who had ar
rested him. The officer fired at Barney ,
and subsequently the fugitive was found at
home with a bulletin his thigh.
The Nebraska City Press says that
on the 22d ot April J. Sterling Morton cel
ebrated his fifty-second birthday. Twenty-
nine years of the time he has been a resi
dent of the state of Nebraska.
The Lincoln Journal says that Depu
ty Marshals Gulp and Wright have struck a
rich lead of whisky crooks down in the vi
cinity of Bulo , Richardson county. The
Iowa and Winnebogo Indians have a reser
vation in the southeastern part of the state ,
and they receive monthly an allowance
from the government amounting to about
eight dollars. This is paid in blankets and
merchandise of various kinds. They have
no idea of the value of money , and readily
trade a pair of $8 blankets for a dollar's
worth of whisky and badly watered whis
ky at that.
It is reported that some of the con
ductors on the S. C. & P. road are making
$700 to $800 a month by being allowed pay
for extra trips. They are on the go nearly
all the time.
The West Point Republican says in
that section the horizon is nightly illu
minated by prairie fires , but that they in
spire no terror at this season of the Year.
There has been some twenty houses
erected and commenced in Fairmont with
in the last month , yet the supply does not ,
in any manner , equal the demand.
An ordinance has been introduced in
the council at Crete to raise the liqui li
cense from $500 to $1,000. The license is
$1,000 in other parts of Saline county.
Fillmore county has a bee-keepers'
association. An interesting session was re
cently held at Geneva. According to re
ports of members , the product of a colony
of bees was from fifty to one hundred
pounds and an average increase of over one
hundred per cent , in swarms.
SECOND NEBRASKA DISTRICT.
Selection of Delegates to the Chicago
The Second district republican , con
vention at Hastings elected W. S. Scott , of
York , and George W. Burton , of Orleans.
delegates , and T. H. Waters , of Clay , F.
A. Sweezey , of Webster , alternates. The
delegates are unpledged and uninstructed.
Personally they prefer Blaine. The con
vention passed the following resolutions :
Resolved , That we heartily endorse the
official course of Chester A. Arthur , as
president , because of his fearless and in
dependent action , and that his conserva
tive and impartial administration as a re
publican commands our cordial approval.
Resolved , That our delegates to the na
tional convention be instructed to use all
honorable means to procure the adoption
of a platform which will leave no doubt
upon the question that the republican party
is pledged to the passage of laws for the
regulation of railroads and telegraph com
panies , to the end that unjust charges and
discriminations shall be prohibited.
Hesolved , That President Arthur is en
titled to great credit for establishing a pre
cedent showing that a republican president
dare urge the necessity of such laws in his
THE RELIEF EXPEDITION.
The Secretary of the Navy's Order to
The secretary of" the navy sent the
following communication to Commander
Sehley , in New York , in regard to the Gree-
ly relief expedition :
NAVY DEPARTMENT. Sir : The Thetis ,
Bear and Alert , the ships of the Greely re
lief expedition of 1884 , are being made
ready. You are ordered to take command.
of them and proceed to the coast of Green
land or further north , if necessary , and ,
if possible find and rescue or ascertain the
fate of Lieutenant Greely and comrades.
All the officers and men under your com
mand are hereby enjoined to perform any
duty at sea or land to which you may order
thsm. No detailed instructions will be
given you. Full confidence is felt that you
have both the capacity and courage , guided
by discretion , necessary to do all that can
be required by the department or the na
tion for the rescue of our imperiled coun
trymen. With earnest wishes and high
hopes for your success and safe return , 1
remain , W. B. CHANDLER ,
Secretary of the Navy-
Ames' Answer to the Petition of the Un
The answer of Oliver Ames to the
petition of the Union Pacific railway com
pany , asking that the order by which Ames
was made receiver of the Credit Mobilierbe
recinded , and that a citizen of that state be
appointed in his stead , has been filed in
Philadelphia. The respondent admits that
the petitioners , as alleged , is'the successor
of the Union Pacific railway company , and
says that whether said company has been
served with a process , or has ever appeared
in a suit , are matters which are apparent ,
but denies the right of the petitioner
to be heard without first entering its
appearance , for the reason that the Union
Pacific company is named as the party of
the defendant. He declares that there has
been a fraudulent combination among the
officers of the Credit Mobiller to cause the
abandonment of the suit pending in Massa
chusetts. He denies that the Credit Mo
biller Is insolvent , and says that when he
has recovered his just dues from the peti
tioner he shall be able to pay its debts and
divide a considerable sum of money among
the stockholders. He asks the court to re
quire the petitioner to appear in court , and
to compel the delivery to the respondent
of the books and papers of the Credit Mo
No Settlement Reached.
At the conference in Chicago between
the representatives of the Burlington and
officials of the roads in the Western Trunk
Line association , no definite or final set
tlement of the differences was reached , nor
can there be until a basis for pooling the
competitive Colorado and Nebraska busi
ness between the Burlington and Union Pa
cific has been agreed upon. If a satisfac
tory understanding between the two roads
can be reached as to this quebtion , it was
conceded at the conference that the adjust
ment of other matters In controversy will be
possible. The territory to be embodied
ied in a compromise has been agreed
upon , but the matter of percentages has
not , and an adjournment was taken to ena
ble the Union Pacific and Burlington to as
certain the qmouut of competitive traffic
within the territory agreed upon carried by
their respective lines , as a basis upon
which to estimate percentages.
The Bill to Establish a Bureau
of Labor Statistics Favor
The Pleuro-PneumoniaBill Soon to
be Disposed of in the
The Tariff Question Mississippi River
Improvement Other Washing
MONDAY , April 21. The senate took
up the bankruptcy bill.
Mr. Van Wyek said the principal differ
ence he saw between the present bill and
the old bankruptcy bill , against which all
classes had risen up and protested , was
that under the old law the expenses in
curred for officers' compensation came
from the bankrupt's estate , and in this bill
it Was to come from the United States treas
ury.Mr. . Hoar replied that out of the bank
rupt's estate a certain percentage was paid
into the treasury of the United States.
Amendments were proposed by Messrs.
George , Sherman , Hoar , Ingalls , Ed
munds , Morgan and Van Wyck. The bill ,
as amended , was reported from the com
mittee of the whole and passed yeas 32 ,
Mr. Dingley , from the shipping
committee , moved to suspend the rules and
nass the bill creating a bureau of naviga
tion In the treasury department. Agreed
to. The bill WBS passed yeas , 170 ; nays ,
Mr. Warner from the committee on pen
sions , bounty and back pay , moved to sus
pend the rules and pass the ' bill providing
that every person specified 'In .the several
classes enumerated in the pension laws of
the United States who served in the field in
military or naval service in any warinwhich
the United States has been engaged for a
period of two months or more and has an
honorable discharge , and is not receiving
a pension or a greater pension than that
provided for herein , but who , by reason of
any wound , Injury or disease which there is
probably a cause to believe originated in
service in the line of duty , and not the re
sult of his own misconduct or bad habits ,
or other known cause occuring since such
service , and is now disabled , or in part ,
for procuring his subsistence by manual
labor , shall , upon making due proof of the
facts , under such regulation as may be pre
scribed by proper authority not inconsis
tent with the provisions of this - act. be
placed on the list of pensioners of the Uni
ted States and be entitled to receive a pen
sion during the continuance of such disa
bility at a rate proportionate to the degree
The motion was agreed to , and the bill
passed yeas , 165 ; nays , 57.
TUESDAY , April 22. Mr. Blair , from
the committee on education and labor , re
ported favorably the bill to create a com
mission to inquire into and report upon the
material , industrial and intellectual pro
gress made by the colored people of the
United States since 1865.
The senate took up and passed the bill to
accept and ratify certain agreements made
with the Sioux Indians , and grant the right
of way to the Chicago , Milwaukee and St.
Paul Railway company through the Sioux
reservation in Dakota. Also a similar bill
to accept and ratify certain agreements
made with the Sioux Indians and grant the
right of way to the Dakota Central Railway
company through the Sioux reservation.
The tariff bill was discussed without
action. An order was made to provide
that the evening session , until further no
tice , be for general debate on the tariff bill.
The house then went into committee of
the whole on the pension appropriation bill ,
the pending amendment being that offered
by Rosecrans , transfeiring the duties of
pension agent to the pay department of the
army. The amendment was lost.
On motion of Rogers an amendment was
adopted providing that no agent , attorney
or other person shall demand or receive a
fee for his services in cases of pension or
bounty land claims until the allowance of
The committee then rose and reported the
pension bill to the house , when it was
WEDNESDAY , April 23. The chair
laid before the senate a message from the
president , transmitting the report of the
secretary of state , giving information con
cerning the average production , consump
tion , exportation and importation of wheat ; ,
rye , corn and cotton in foreign countries.
Mr. Hill reported favorably the bill
granting thirty days' leave of absence to
letter carriers. Placed on the calendar.
The chair laid before the senate the
special order , being the bill to establish a
bureau of animal industry , to prevent the
exportation of diseased cattle , and provide
for the extirpation of pleuro-pneumonia
and other contageous diseases among do
The house bill was substituted for the
senate bill , and , after discussion , without
final action , the senate adjourned.
MR. Payson , from the committee on
public lands , reported the bill to prevent
the unlawful occupancy of public lands.
Placed on the calendar.
Mr Randall , from the committee on ap
propriations , reported back the naval ap
propriation bill with the senate amend
ments and moved a non-concurrence in
Mr. Kasson raised the. point of order that
the amendments must first be considered
in committee of the whole. The bill was
important , affecting as it did the construc
tion of new naval cruisers , and he did not
think the house should pro forma express
non-concurrence in the amendments.
The speaker sustained the point of order ,
and the bill , with the amendments , was re
ported to the committee of the whole.
THURSDAY , April 24. The chair laid
before the sengte a communication from the
attorney-general requesting that an im
mediate provision be made by joint resolu
tion of congress for the payment of jurors
and witnesses for the United States courts.
The sum recommended Is $60,000.
A bill was passed providing for the dis
posal of abandoned military reservations.
Jt authorizes the president , whenever , in
his opinion , any portion of a military reser
vation becomes useless , he shall place it
in charge of the secretary of the interior ,
who shall have It surveyed , subdivided ,
appraised and sold.
The bill amending the revised statutes
relating to trespassers on Indian lands was
passed. It adds Imprisonment to the fine
already provided for.
The pleuro-pneumonia bill then came up
as unfinished business and was discussed
for some time without action. i
Mr. Seymour , from the committee on
commerce , to authorize the erection of
bridges across the Mississippi at Rock
Island and the falls of St. Anthony , and
across the Jtll.-Eouri in Douglas county ,
Neb. Placed on the house calendar.
The house went into committee of the
whole on the naval'appropriation bill. '
Noopposition to the.recommendation of
noniconcurrence in the. senate amendments
was made until the amendment appropriat
ing $100,000 to complete the ordinance out
fits of the new cruisers was reached , when
Mr. Blackburn moved for concurrence.
Agreed to 124 to 02.
The committee then rose and the house
agreed to its report , the vote on concurrence
in the ordnance amendment being yeas
136 , nays 106.
Mr. Kasson withdrew his point of order ,
which had sent the postofllce appropriation
bill and senate amendments to the commit
tee of the whole , and the house proceeded
to their consideration. The amendment
was non-concurred in.
FRIDAY , April 25. The chair laid
before the senate a message from the house
non-concurring in the senate amendments
to the naval appropriation bill , with the ex
ception of the amendment providing for the
armament of steel cruisers already in course
Mr. Hale moved that the senate Insist on
its amendments and appoint a committee of
conference. Agreed to.
Mr. Blair , from the committee on educa
tion and labor , reported favorably the
house bill to establish and maintain a bu
reau of labor statistics.
The pleuro-pneumonia bill was then
taken up , and Mr. Plumb said that on
Monday ne would ask the senate to vote on
A message was received from the house
announcing non-concurrence in the senate
amendments to the postofflce appropriation
bill. The senate insisted on its amend
On motion of Mr. Weaver the bill was
passed changing the name of the Marsh
National bank , it Lincoln , Nebraska , to
Capital National bank.
The house then went into committee ol
the whole ( Cox , of New York , in the chair )
on the private calendar.
After an extended discussion the bill for
the relief of Myra Clark Gaines was laid
aside with favorable recommendation. It
gives her as much of 38,457 acres of land
claimed as has not been disposed of , and
$1.25 an acre for the remainder.
The house , at the evening session , passed
fifteen pension bills and then adjourned un
SATURDAY , April 26. After the ap
pointment of the committee to confer with
the senate committee on the naval and post-
office appropriation bills , the house pro
ceeded with the consideration of the
( special order ) bill to remove certain bur
dens from the American merchant marine ,
and encourage the American foreign car
rying trade. Several amendments wore of
fered , some of which were adopted and
others rejected The bill then passed.
Thompson presented the report of the
Pacific railroad committee on the bill
amending the sinking fund act. Placed on
the house calendar. <
Bun x , from the committee on appropria
tions , reported the consularand diplomatic
appropriation bills , which were referred to
the committee of the whole.
A NEBRASKA CASE DECIDED.
The United States supreme court has
decided the case of John T. Blair , plaintiff
in error , from the circeit court of the
United States for the district of Nebraska.
This was a suit upon coupons of a series of
bonds amounting in the aggregate to $3,000 ,
issued by Cuming county , Neb. , in behalf
of West Point precinct , that county , for
the purpose of improving the water power
of the Elkhorn river. The county now re
fuses payment on the grounds that the
bonds in question are not its obligations ,
but the obligations of West Point pre
cinct. The court holds that : "The
bonds issued by the county commissioners
of a county in behalf of a precinct of that
county to aid the county in improving the
water power of a river for the purpose of
propelling public grist mills , are issued to
aid internal improvement , within the
meaning of the act of February 15 , 1869 , as
amended by the act of March 8 , 1870 , and
that suit on the coupons of such bonds is
properly brought against the county. "
Judgment was reversed with costs and the
case remanded , with instruction to over
rule the demurrer to petition and take such
further proceedings in the cause as may be
required bv law and as ehall not be incon
sistent with the opinion of this court.
Secretary Teller has decided that the
Creek Indian nation is entitled to payment
for 151 , 887 acres of land at 80 cents per
acre , with interest from 1866 , for lands
taken by the United States under the pro
visions of the treaty of Jute , 1866 , over
and above the 3,250,560 acres ceded by that
MISSOURI RIVER COMMISSION.
The house committee on commerce
has directed a favorable report on Repre
sentative Graves' bill authorizing the ap
pointment of a Missouri river commission.
COMPTROLLER KNOX EXONERATED.
The house committee on banking
and currency agreed on a report entirely
exonerating : Comptroller Knox and Bank
Inspector Needham in the matter of the
failure of the Pacific National bank , of Bos
ton , wherein they were charged withfraud.
INTERNAL REVENUE RECEIPTS.
The collections of internal revenue
for the first nine months of the fiscal year
ending June 30 , 1888 , are as follows : Spir
its , . 55,497,393 , an increase of $2,102,440
over the corresponding period of the pre
vious year ; tobacco , $18,854,535 , a decrease
of $13,755,393 ; fermented liquors , $12,658-
859 , an increase of $895,773 ; miscellaneous
sources , $440,904 , a decrease of $6,006,539 ;
aggregate receipts , $67,454,084 , which is
$2B,505,253 less than the collections of the
last fiscal year.CONFIRMATIONS
Postmasters : Francis Barber , Rock
Rapids , la. ; Rudolphus Hubbard , Mc
Gregor , la. ; I. Jones Melick. Neligh , Neb. ,
John Groesbeck , Harvard , 111.
The senate committee on railroads
unanimously agreed to report , with a few
minor amendments , the bill prepared by
Senator Cullom to establish a commission
to regulate inter-state commerce and for
otherpurposcs. This bill has been printed.
Members of the Mississippi river com
mission have appeared before the house
committee on levees and improvements of
the Mississippi river , and President Corn-
stock , of the commission , explained the
plan of improvement adopted and said it
would , in a commercial sense , pay the gov
ernment to expend $75 , 000 , 000 or $100,000 , -
XX ) to get the depth of water ten feet from
St. Louis to New Orleans.
Representative McCoid , of Iowa , in
an interview upon the tariff question , said :
"The party lines cannot be drawn upon
: he subject , and it must be treated as a
jusiness matter. The railways , telegraphs ,
mutual intercourse , inter-marriage and
commingling of states are bringing unity of
sentiment in favor of reasonable protection j
as an act of national policy , and it is the
part of statesmanship to hasten it by en-
iouraging Improvements in immigration
ind transportation facilities , and cheap and
ndiscriminate interchange for our infinite
variety of products. Equitable protection , "
lesaid , "would cheapen all agricultural
implements and preserve the dignity of
Dr. Gregory , of the civil service com
mission , will hold examinations for general
departmental service in the various cities.
The dates of the examinations are arranged
as follows : May 13th , Des Moines ; 15th ,
Omaha ; 17th , Lincoln ; 24th , Toppka ; 29th ,
Milwaukee ; 81st , Chicago ; June 6th , Dubu-
que ; 10th. Minneapolis and lltb , St. Paul
Minneapolis and St. Paul have been addoi
to thelfstof pOstofitcos coming' under the
civil service rules as over fifty , 'clerks are
now employed in each of those offices.
PAY OK DIPLOMATS !
The house committee on appropria
tions reported the bill making appropria
tions for the consular and diplomatic services
vices- The amount appropriated is $077-
770 , which is $367,325 less than the esti
mates. The measure reduces the contin
gent expenses of legations $69,500 and of
the consulates $26,000. Allowance for clerk
hire at consulates Is reduced $30,000. The
annual salaries of the ministers to Austria
and Italy Is reduced from $12,000 to $10,000.
Several unimportant offices are abolished.
A CYCLONE IN OHIO.
Great Destruction of Property nnil Fear
ful Lo g of Life Feared.
A Dayton ( Ohio ) special of the 27th
says : Shortly before five o'clock this after
noon the most destructive cyclone ever
known in this part of the country , passed
over the southern portion of Montgomery
and Green counties , devastating everything
In Its course. .It appears to-have originated
near Woodbine. An eye witness describes
It as appalling In its fury. An luthontic
statement is that thoc.vclone was formed by
a union of two light storm clouds irom the
south and southwest , which immediately
assumed the form of a waterspout , rising
and descending like the waves of the sea ,
destroying everything in its way. Mr.
E. Best , of this city , who wax near
enough to observe accurately , says that it
was fully one-eighth of a mile wide and
moved about over the country llko an im
mense cloud of smoke , while everywhere
in its path was dark with trees and houses.
Forests were mowed down. Near Mar-
shalltown the residence and other buildings
belonging to Edward Wheatley were de
stroyed with other property amounting to
$2,000. Two farm hands are reported
mrssing. Buren school house No. 9 is de
stroyed and roof carried over five hundred
yards. Mr. Harncs' house and barn were
destroyed. One child was caught up in the
cyclone and carried two hundred yards and
dropped to the earth , slightly injured. Mr.
Mitchell's house and barn are party ruined.
Mr. Rldeman's properly is badly damaged.
At Bell Brook , Green county , at least fifteen
farm houses are more or less damaged ,
but the families generally escaped by tak
ing refuge In the cellars From Carroll ton ,
the cyclone took the direct easterly course ,
and its force was not in the least spent
when it reached Jamestown , a thriving vil
lage of 600 inhabitants which is reported
entirely destroyed with only a few build
ings standing. Meagre telegraph reports
B'ato that four people are known to be
killed , while twenty are more or less In
jured. Among others the residence of Mr.
Wlckersham was lifted from its foundation
and carried quite a distance. Owing to
the sparse settlement of the country and
the blockaded roads , accurate details can
not be obtained , but with such loss of
property that of life must be terrible.
Near Xenia there was considerable de
struction. The soldiers and sailors' home
was badly damaged.
The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette's
Jamestown specla' says : A terrible cy
clone struck Jamestown about five o'clock
this afternoonTwothirds of the town Is
completely ruined , and six persons killed ,
namely : Miss Stella Jones , aged 15 , of
Esculopia Springs , Ky. ; Mrs. Anna Car
penter ; Letitia Jenkins , daughter of G. K.
Jenkins : Miss Kate Boleber , Mrs. Stewart ,
a colored woman ; and a son of James Pow
ell. Several were badly wounded , and
hundreds of people are turned out of their
SUPREME COUUT CASES.
An Important Decision Affecting the
A decision was rendered in the su
preme court of the United States in the im
portant railroad cases entitledF. L. Ames ,
3t al. , the board of directors of the Union
Pacific railroad company , plaintiffs in error ,
against the state of Kansas , exrel. , F. A.
Johnston , attorney-general , and the Kan
sas Pacific railroad company , plaintiffs in
error , aeainst the same , in error from the
circuit court of the United States for the
district of Kansas. These were suits
brought by the state of Kansas in her
own courts against the Union Pa
cific and Kansas Pacific railroad
companies to defeat the consoli
dation of these companies , which was ef
fected by agreement entered into on the
24th of June , 1883. The questions present
ed here relate to the right of the removal
from the state to the federal courts , which
is claimed by the railroad companies and
denied by the courts. The supreme court
holds , first , that these are suits of a civil
nature ; second , they are suits arising un
der the laws of the United States ; and ,
third , they are properly removable to the
federal courts under the act of March 3 ,
1875. The order to remand to the state
court is in each case reversed and the
United States circuit courtis directed to
entertain the cases as properly removed
from the state courts and proceed therewith
A RED HOT MEETING.
Lively Times in the Organization of a
When the time came for calling the
territorial convention , at Huron , Dakota ,
to order on the 23d , there was a wild scene
of confusion. E. W. Cildwell , from South
Dakota , and Major Edwards , of North Da
kota , each attempted to capture the tempo
rary organization for their respective fac
tions. J. O. Scoby was nominated by the
North Dakota faction and J H. King by
the southern crowd. Both were declared
elected and both took the chair. Both
chairmen called upon their respective chap
lains for a prayer , but the clergyman that
started first was allowed to hold the floor.
A call of counties was then resorted to to
settle the temporary chairman contest ,
which resulted in favor of South Dakota.
Committees were then appointed and the
convention took a rpcpsa to r.nol off.
The New Gold Fields.
A gentleman of high integrity , just
arrived at Dem er from the new Golden
Valley mining district , pronounces the new
discovery a very important one. He brings
affidavits of the most reputable citizens in
; he district as to the numerous assays of
ore secured in the various localities of the
district , averaging about forty ounces of
gold to the ton. Numbers are daily leav-
ng the camp , denouncing it as the worst
mining fraud ever perpetrated. NotwitQ-
standing this the best known authorities
declare fraud impossible , and claim that
he new district will develop Into one of
he most Important in the country , many
reports to tne contrary notwithstanding.
Organizingo * Reduce Taxation.
Charles Francis Adams , Jr. , John
Quincv Adams , Charles R. Codman and
ome 700 others have issued a call for a
meeting at Boston , Apiil 29th. to form a
eagne. The call says : "Tbe present
enormous surplus In the national revenue
s demoralizing and dangerous ; that it
should be cut down without further delay ,
not by increasing the public expenditure ,
nit by lessening the burden of taxation ;
hat this burden should be removed from
ho necessaries of l-fe and not from whisky
and tobacco , and that the policy of taking
mporut , not for the purpose of raising rev
enue , but obstructing trade , is unsound
and must ultimately bf abandoned. "
There is music in the tinkl-ng of the
jell , bell , bell , but the auctioneer who
rings it is a sell , sell , sell.
Pretty Girl anil Hasher.
New rorlt'Tlmw. ,
- A very pretty girl , attired , in a long-
seal dolman and '
skin bag with initials in silver on the
outside , stood at Vcsoy street and
Broadway yesterday afternoon waiting
for a Sixth avenue car. A youth of
about 21 or 22 years was also awaiting
the car , and ho occasionally glanced at
the pretty girl , who indignantly turned
away from nim. When the car stopped
the youth stood at the back step to assist
the maiden to enter , but she wheeled
about when she noticed bis gallant in
tention and went in by the front door.
The youth smiled languidly , entered
the car , and sat down opposite the
pretty girl , at the front window , where
upon she angrily turned and looked out
at the horses.
The conductor observed this pantomime -
mime , and regarded the youth with a
scowl. When he began to collect fares
at the front end , the young lady got put
her purse , while the youth was feeling
in his pocket , and paid her transporta
tion fee. The youth handed the con
ductor a dime , without noticing that
this pretty girl had paid , and said ,
"Two. " The conductor handed him
back live cents , with an ugly glance ,
and the girl looked harder at the horses
than over , whereat the youth smiled
with a great deal of amusement. An
old gentleman got into the car and sat
down near the girl , and the conductor
kept his eyes upon the youth. Other
passengers entered and a policeman
stood on the platform with the conduc
Presently the old gentleman noticed
that the youth kept his eyes upon the
pretty girl , and smiled whenever she
dared to turn her glance away from the
window , and that ner eyes fairly blazed
with anger as she turned from Sim.
The conductor spoke to the policeman ,
and policeman , conductor , old gentle
man , and all the rest of the passengers
began to glare at the youth. The old
gentleman was tke first to intorft.iv.
"What do you mean , sir , " he said ,
"by annoying the young lady in that
outrageous manner ? "
The youth stopped smiling and said
softly : "If it isn't too much trouble ,
I'd be very much obliged if you'd mind
your own business. "
"You young puppy ! " roared the old
gentleman. "I'll see to yon ! I'll see
to yon ! I'll see if young ladies are
to be publicly insulted by such ruffians
as you are ! I'll make an example of
you ! "
"Oh don't don't do '
, ; please 'any
thing ! " said the pretty girl , imploring-
Ij. "Please don't make a scene ! "
"My dear.young lady , " said the old
gentleman , gallantly , "you shall notbo
embarrassed , I assure you , but I have
daughters myself , and it is a duty I
owe to the public to make an example
of this scamp. Conductor ! "
The conductor advanced very will
ingly into the car , followed by the po
liceman , and all the passengers gazed
at the youth , who only smiled more
blandly than ever.
"Put this little puppy off the car , "
said the old gentleman to the con
The conductor rang the bell and said
to the youth : "Come , now ! git off the
syar ! "
"What for ? " asked the youth.
"For mashin' , " replied the conduc
"Come , now ! start quick , or I'll
t'rowyer off. "
"If you touch me , " said the youth
very quietly , "I'll break your thick
The policeman had been anxiously
awaiting his opportunity , and now saw
"Well , you won't break my head , "
ae remarked , taking out his club , and
elbowing the conductor , the old gen
tleman and the excited passengers
aside , while a crowd collected in the
street and looked in the car window.
"Stop , stop , " screamed the pretty
irl , throwing herself between the
youth and the officer. "Ah , please ,
please don't hurt him. He's my
"What ! " shouted the policeman in a
tone of intense disgust.
"Yes , she's my sister , " asserted the
youth , seating himself beside her.
"And you're all a pack of infernal
idiots , " he added.
"I don't believe it , " the old gentle
man said , after a breathless pause.
"What were you treating each other in
that manner for if you are brother and
sister ? "
"She's a little madbecause I wouldn't
take her to the circus this afternoon ,
that's all , " replied the youth.
"And I'm I'm awful ashamed of it ,
too , " said the pretty girl , beginning to
. "And I think '
cry. you're an awfully
stupid old thing to make such a fuss , "
she added , passionately , to the old gen
"Perhaps , " suggested the youth to
the conductor , who , with the police
man , still gazed speechlessly upon
them ' ; "perhaps , as you've stopoed
ab'out a dozen cars behind you , if you
should ring that bell and start the procession -
cession , the funeral may get up to
Eleventh street in the course of the af
The conductor , utterly crushed , rang
; he bell. The policeman looked fool-
sh. The old gentleman seemed hope-
essly cast down , and the other passen-
jers have not ceased yet to congratu-
ate themselves that they did not get
an opportunity to take part in the con-
A Little Mixed.
"What is the cause of this illumina-
ion ? " asked a traveling Englishman
of the waiter at a hotel in a German
town. "Her royal highness , thegrand
luchess , has just become the mother of
a grand ducal infant. " "Is that so ? "
esponded the Englishman , taking out
lisnote book. "I must make a note of
hat. So , in Germany , whenever the
city is illuminated , the grand duchess
jecomes the mother of a grand ducal
A Dexter man has succeeded in skat-
ng seventy-five miles in ei ht hours enroller
roller skates. We know of a number
of men who can skate eight miles in
seventy-five hours , good day and track.
[ Rockland Courier.