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F. M. Sf E. M. K1MMELI- , Pub * .
MoCOOK , NEB
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
A CHOCKED NKBrtASKAN OVERHAULED. The
arrest In Canada a few days ago of J. Robert
Willlamn , the David City ( Nob. ) forger , says
the Omaha Herald , WAS the result of & rcmark-
nbly clever piece of work by .an , amateur do *
tcctiro. Williams loft David City early in Oo
tobor last , after raising about $30,000 on forged
drafts. Among his victims was S. II. Still , a
lawyer at Bloomflcld. Iowa , who was caught
for a considerable sum nnd determined to
pond n little tlino and money in looking for
the swindler. Still "wont to 'David City and
mde n thorough scorch of Williams' effect * .
1 bo only thing of interest found was a piece
f blotting paper , scarred all over with a network -
work of ink qurks. Thinking that the soiled
Hotter might furnish a clue to Williams'
vrhcrt > aboiitBf Mr. Still Inspected It very close-
Jv. ami di6tovcied that it had been used by
Williams to dry n letter written to a friend
just before his Illicit , in which he sold that ho
was poln/r to Woodstock , Ontario. Mr. Still
wrnto to ilie authorities ac Woodstock , giving
n detailed description of Williams , and iu
time received n ruplv stating that the swind
ler was there , pretending to bo a capital
ist from California ami had been ne-
KOtfatlngfor some real estate. This settled
till doubts in Mr. Stlli'sinind and he started at
once for Canada. ArrK'ing at Woodstock ho
secured the services of the chief of police and
visited the Commercial hotel where Williams
was stopping under the nameoT "E. " R. J.
Williams. " The'offender was found in bed
and at once taken Into custody and locked up.
No money was found in bis possession. , Wil
liams made no attempt to conceal his identity ,
but refused to return to Nebraska unless sent
here by the Canadian courts. His lawyers ,
Messrs. Mncdougall and Robertson , will make
a hard fight to prevent bis extradition. At
the preliminary examination the judge do-
elded that there was reasonable cause for
holding the prisoner until proper evidence
could bo procured and remanded him to jail.
Mr. Still has made applications to the author
ities at Washington for extradition papers ,
and returned to David City to get the neces
sary le rol proofs of Williams' guilt. Wihiams
is a sallow , pale-laced man , with long hair ,
who made a record m David City on his reli
gious professions. Since the exposure of his
rascality good evidence has been obtained
showing tli at he was sentenced some years ago
to seven years' imprisonment in California
for similar crimes. He takes the affair very
c.iolly , and does not seem to worry any over
T r STATE SCHOOL APPORTIONMENT. The De
cember school apportionment ias just been
made. The whole number of children of
school age Is shown to be 208,436 , and the
amount of the apportionment $164,804.85. The
amount of i he June apportionment was § 303-
412.19 , making a total for the year of $468-
217.04. This docs not Include the payments
on school land leases , which will come in on
February , and which properly belong to 18S4.
The amount derived from school land leases
The apportionment by counties was as fol
Name of ' Number of Amount
County. Scholars. DJC
Antelope 3,003 S 2.2IJ300
Adams 4,248 3.342 75
Jloone . - . . 2,190 1.730 39
Buffalo 4,505 3.54498
Brown 1.2S6 l.tlll 95
Burt 3,653 2,874 54
Butler 5.292 3,377 37
Cass 0,723 5,200 32
Cherry US 7711
Cheyenne & Sioux 005 24000
Cedar 1,499 1,17956
Clay 4,54:1 : 3,514 09
Colfax 3,347 2,63375
Cumlng 3,151 2,47952
Custer 2,145 1,68790
Dawson 1,484 1,167 75
Dakota 1,015 1.294 45
DLxon 2,2 < X ) 1.778 39
Dodge 4.977 3.816 40
Douglas 13385 10.516 12
Fillmore 4.417 3,475 73
Franklin 2,083 1,639 It
Frontier S45 ' 278 55
Furnas. . . 1.9J5 1.500 91
Gage 7,635 6,007 93
Greeley , . 1,237 973 Kl
Gosper fcOS 635 81
Hall 4.105 3,23022
Hamilton 3,842 3,023 26
Harlan 2,039 1,62022
Hitchcock 2C6 20931
Holt 3.375 2,655 78
Howard 2,388 1,879 11
Jefferson 3,822 3,007 53
-lohnson 3,052 3,10982
Keith 26 20 < 5
Kearney 2.148 1,690 20
Knox 2.024 1.5U2 63
Lancaster 10,190 8,018 51
Lincoln 1,026 80735
Loup 203 163 67
? Iidion 3.174 2,497 (52
Meniok 2,415 1,90036
Nance l.OOJ 793 98
Nemaha _ 4.678 3,681 SO
Nuckolls 2,302 1,858 65
Otoe 6,574 j.173 03
Pawnee . ' 3,212 2,527 52
Phelps 1,424 1,12054
Pierce S.I 68617
Platte 4.225 3,224 65
Polk 3 W ) 2,572 37
Red Willow. . . . , 1,185 89313
Richardson 6,820 5,36(565
Saline 6,411 5,044 81
Sarpy 2,024 1,593 68
Baunders 7,007 5.513 80
Seward 5.074 3.99273
Sherman 1,339 1,053 65
Stanton 1,021 80343
Tunycr. . . . . . . . . . . . 3,185 2.R06 27
Valley 1,705 1,341 66
Washington. , 4,376 3,443 47
Wavne 913 71843
Webster . - . 3,147 2,47337
Wheeler -432 33994
York . ' . 5,020 3,954 95
STATE HORTICULTURAL MEETING. The an
nual meeting of the Nebraska state horticul
tural society will be held in the capltol at Lin
coln on Wednesday , January 21 , 18S5 , at 4 p.
m. Farmers , fruit growers , nurserymen , gard-
ners and all who are interested in horticul
tural progress , in this and neighboring states ,
are invited to attend and take part in the dis
cussion. The information gained at these
meetings is of more value to a practical man
than years of experiment. Those expecting to
attend should send to the secretary for certifi
cates allowing the purchase of tickets on the
IJ. & M. and U. P. railways at one and one-
fourth-fare for the round trip.
J. T. ALLAN , Secretary.
' To TEE. BEEKEEPERS OF NEBKVSKA. The
next" annual meeting of the Nebraska State
Beekeepers' association will be held in the
court house at Tecumseh , Neb. commencing
at 3 o'clock p. m. , January 14th 1SS5. and con
tinuing until 12 m. , January IGt Certificates
entitling the holder to reduced rates on the
railroads can be had by addressing the secre
tary , M. L. Trcster. Lincoln , Neb. Action up
on the subject of foul brood is imperatively
demanded if we would preserve our industry ,
and no beekeeper can afford fo be absent.
Other mattcrs-of great Impojtance will be prc- .
THE STATE IN BRIEF.
Several Almaites have already gone to the
Hastings has the electric light and uses six
ty-four burners. *
Crete nurseries paid ? 12,000 for labor during
the past season.
The Nebraska legislature will begin opera
tions on the Cth of January.
A medical society ic about to be organized
in ThaycT county.
The ice harvest is now being energetically
pushed all l ng the line.
wouM-Iio postmasters are in
Petitions nom j
c.icJiu.0. m several toiriis. ,
Omaha did a wholesale and retail trade the
past year of about J25.000.0CO ,
A fine building , to be used as a machine
shop , Is going up at Orleans.
At Lodge Pole last week four cats were
found frozen to death in a barn.
The contract has been let for grading fifty-
two miles of railroad west from Gordon.
Dipthoriahas appeared at Alma and in one
instance thus far reported has proved fatal.
The broom factory at Beatrice now employs
eight bands and is turning out 200 brooms a
Ponder is the name of a new town on the
Omaha reservation and is said to be growing
The city steam laundry works of Wilklns &
Evans , at Omaha , were partially destroyed by
Near Lodge Pole , the other night , a train of
cars ran into a drove of cattle , killing seven
teen head of them.
On and after January 1st , 1885. dally mail
service will be rendered between Broken Bow
and New Helena.
Pass it along , the line that Nebraska's ex
hibit at the Now Orleans exposition is "sim
ply immense. "
: PlaInviow talks of valuable improvements
to bo made the coming year.
John O'Brien , ot Fontanelle , Iowa , arrived
in Omaha last week with both bands frozen.
A man named Kady has been Indlctel by
the grand jury of Kearney for abusing his
Tho-ice gatherers pro busy securing an ex
cellent crop of the summer luxury. An un
usual quantity * ill be stored. '
Some of Tccumseh's business men who had
their goods destroyed by the recent fire will
open out again at an early day.
The ravages of diphtheria and scarlet fever
brought sorrow to a good many Nebraska
honjes during the holiday season.
A dozci frame residences are now in differ
ent stages of completion in Kearney. The
cold weather has put a stop to operations.
The fall term of the Arapahoe public
schools closed with good results , notwithstand.
ing the crowded condition of the schoolrooms.
The B. & M. R. R. made Gage county accept
able Christmas gift by passing over to the
treasurer its taxes for the year. The amount
paid was $18,353.80.
A desperate fight occurred in a West Point
saloon , in which one of the contestants was
badly cut on the bead with a hatchet
The new Baptist church at Fairfleld was
dedicated on Sunday last. Rev. Harris , of
Omaha , delivered the dedicatory sermon.
Polla Adamson , of Pierce , while oiling ma.
chlnery in the mill at that place , caught his
hand in the gearing and had it badly crushed.
Cold as the weather has been , there are numerous -
merous peddlers in the state trying to take in
the unwary. The best plan is to give them
C The governor's message will soon be along'
telling of affairs of the state , and this will
be followed by doings of the legislature which
is about to convene.
The well-known and long-established busi
ness house of John L. McDonnell , of Lincoln ,
has closed its doors. Cause , difficulties of
Fort Mitchell is becoming a great feeding
post. Immense sheds are being erected , with
a view to feeding bulls and poor cattle during
the inclement weather.
Messrs. William F. McMillan and J. A. Grif
fiths have been appointed assistant general
freight agents of the Union Pacific railroad ,
with headquarters at Omaha.
A petition lias been circulated at Aurora for
signers , petitioning the incoming legislature
to submit a prohibition amendment to the
people of the state of Nebraska.
The new Methodist church of Pleasant Hill ,
eight miles north from Kearney , was dedicat
ed last week. An indebtedness of $600 was
cleared up at the dedicatory service.
The low price of grain and losses in hogs
makes it utterly iinpossib.e for some farmers
to pay their taxes this year. Th'e legislature
is expected to furnish some eort of relief.
The eighth annual session of the department
encampment , G. A. R. , will be held at Beat
rice , January 28th and 29th. Headquarters
will be established at the Randall house.
The C. , B. & Q. cars come through from Chicago
cage to Lincoln now. Heretofore they have
been set off at Pacific Junction , which caused
a change of cars in order to reach Lincoln.
A special election will bo held in Cedar
county January 20th for the purpose of allow
ing the electors to decide whether or not the
county seat shall be removed from St. Helena
The Indian industrial school at Genoa now
numbers 157 pupils. Of these 21 are Winneba-
goes , three Poncas , one Omaha , and the re
mainder are Sioux from Yankton , Pine Hidge
and Rosebud agencies.
Fire broke out in the largo dry goods estab
lishment of Grunebaum Bros. , Omaha , the
other night , and although the flames were
soon quenched , great damage resulted from
water , aggregating $25,000.
The fourth annual meeting of the Nebraska
State Farmers' Alliance will be held at the
Academy of Music in Lincoln , commencing
Tuesday evening , January 7th , 18S5 , and con
tinuing four days.
The police of Schuyler have the names of
about forty boys who have been stealing coal
from the railroad company , and it is probable
that their parents will be called upon to pay
for their depredations.
Indians have recently been encamped near
Alexandria , where they busied themselves in
drying und smoking the carcasses of three or
four cattle presented them by farmers , the
same having died from smut.
J. P. Curry , living northwest of Shelton ,
made an attempt to commit suicide by taking
about two-thirds of an ounce of laudanum
and a teaspoonful of aconite. He was saved
by the timely arrival of a physician. Domes
Two Omaha policemen , while on duty , met
in a saloon at 4 o'clock in the morning and had
a regular set-to of . .several rounds which was
desperate and damngi"g to the participants.
Both of the cops have been suspended pend
ing an investigation.
On account of the terrible epidemic of
diphtheria and scarlet fever Christmas festiv
ities at the churches in Fullerton were sus
pended. In that town in one week death en-
tered'tKe-horaes of five citizens and carried
The crossing of the Missouri river between
Nebraska City and Eastport , which has been
difficult to maintain during each winter , is
now to be spanned by an ice bridge , which the
Burlington road is building. Part of the ma
terial is on the ground and the driving of the .
piles v\ ill begin at once.
Representative Laird met with a severe ao
cident while out riding in Washington New
Year's day. His horse slipped on the pave *
mentand fell , throwing him to the ground
and falling upon him , breaking his right leg
above the ankle. Ph > sicians say he sustained
n compound fracture.
1 he members of the German Luthern church
on Elk Creek , three miles west of the town of
the same name , will erect. In the spring , a new
hou'o of worship oC large proportions. The
main building will be GOxW Icet , nnd a school
house will bo put up adjoining which will bo
24x80 feet In dimensions. The building will be
Fostofflco changes in Nebraska during the
week cndln ? December 27th : Established
Peake , Buffalo county , Jennie Peako , post
master. Postmasters appointed Alnsworth ,
Brown county , U. B. Rlppey ; Leigh , Colfax
county , Frank J. Smith ; Lillian , Custor coun *
ty , James O. Bates ; Logan , Sioux county ,
A "thousand scorpion tails , " saya the Ful
Icrton Journal , would come very handy Just
now to use on the man who hitches his team
out in the cold , while ho toasts his shins for an
Indefinite leugth of time by some grocery flre.
No man has any business to bitch his team
out of'doors more than ten minutes at a time
when the mercury is below zero.
A Lincoln judge married a couple a few
weeks ago who returned the other day and
asked the official to put aside the decree and
set them free again. The judge informed
them that while he had the power to bind ho
had no power to unbind , and as far as he was
concerned they must remain as they were , at
which they went away sorrowing.
The Cedar Rapids Era says that last week as
the mail tnrrier between Scotia and Cum-
minrsvillc was crossing the Cedar river be
tween Morau and Middlcport , the heavy How
of ice then an swept the horse arid moil cart
down the stream into deep water , and but for
the timely arrival of some farmers near , the
mail carrier would have been drowned. The
mail pouch was saved , but the horse and cart
Sealed proposals for locating the Nebraska
state fair for five years will bo received and
considered by the stutD board of agriculture
at its coming annvul meeting , Lincoln , on the
third Tuesday (20th ( ) in January , 1885. The
board , in considering propositions presented ,
will reserve the right to award the most ad
vantageous , all things considered , or to reject
any or all.
Laing Bros. , near Sidney , lost a thorough
bred Kentucky stallion last week and the sup
position is that he was killed by a mountain
lion which has been seen twice near their
ranch. The ground about where the horse
lay when found was covered with blood and
torn up , showing that there had been a terri
ble struggle between the animals.
A snit for $40,000 damages for slander has
been brought by J. E. Brown and wife , of
Johnson county , against Thomas Wright , W.
S. & Wm. Holdcn , and John Carroll , all parties
lo the suit being resident neighbors in the
Helena precinct , the same county. The suit
rows out of the "Stinic .Finger Magazine , "
which was circulated in that precinct and
vicinity some months ago.
A fatal accident occurred at Hastings last
week in Olivet's elevator. Mr. Guyer looks
after the machinery and while stooping over
a t tumbling rod to fix a grain chute , his clothes
were caught by the rod and he was jerked for
ward and under the rod , breaking his neck
and killing him instantly. His bead was bad
ly crushed and arms bruised , but no bone
broken. His coat was torn clear off.
The Philadelphia Press thus speaks of Dr.
Miller , of the Omaha Herald : "Western pa
pers generally have regarded as a joke the
candidacy of Dr. George L. Miller , of Omaha ,
for a cabinet position , but in New York state
have treated Dr. Miller's candidacy in all seri
ousness. Miller's intimacy with Mr. Tilden ,
Governor Seymour and other prominent dem
ocrats of New York is said to have given him
special claims for consideration at the hands
of the incoming administration.
Another victim of the careless handling of a
gun , says the Schuyler Herald , happened to
be a boy named Marohn , living about eight
miles northwest of Schuyler , near C. Marohn's
the victim's uncle , On Wednesday an older
brother loaded a shotgun and while in the act
of putting a cap on it , it was discharged , tb , o
entire charge entering his bowels. He lived
until the next day when death ended his suf
The Fairfleld Herald notes that times are
brightening up wonderfully since the advance
in the price of corn , nnd any day after ten
o'clock from fifteen to twenty-five loaded
wagons await their turn to unload at the ele
vators in that place.
The Indian industrial school at Genoa now
numbers 167 pupils. Ot these twenty-four ai o
Wmnebagos , eight Poncas , one Omaha and
the remainder Sioux from the Yankton , Pine
Ridge and Rosebud agencies. Seven boys are
taught carpenter work , a regular detail of
boys work the farm of 320 acres. The girls
are taught sewing and laundry , besides keep
ing the dining room , kitchen , dormitories and
halls in order. The products of the farm lust
year was 100 bushels of vegetables , l.&jO of
ats and 5,000 of corn.
Henry Cordls , well known in Platte county
as a real estate agent nnd for some time of the
firm of Cordis & Hammond , of Columbus , was
found the other night at the bottom of the
stairs leading into the coal cellar of their of
fice in an insensible condition , with a deep
gash in the back part of the hesd at the bate
of the brain , evidently caused by contact with
large lumps of coal on which his head was
resting when found. Cordls died in a very
short time after being found. It is supposed
e fell down stairs.
The year 1884 has been one of the most sue1 1
ccssful Omaha has ever experienced. The
buildings erected and the business done are
far in excess uf any previous year. The
amount expended in street improvements ap
proximates nearly a million dollars. Her
outlay for buildings , public and private , is
away beyond any previous year. A late num
ber of the Omaha Excelsior shows illustra
tions of some of the res donees eiectedthe
past year , which exhibit architectural skill of
a high order. The cost is put down , at from
S10.COO to § 35,000 each.
Mrs. McDougall , mother of Alexander and
John McDougall , says the Schuyler Herald
wasiou d deal in her bed about Monday
noon. The old lady since coming to town has
lived alone in a small bouse near E. E.'Green-
man's , and on Mondav , seeing no signs of life
about the house , after waiting until near
noon. Mr. Grcenman knocked at both doors
and receiving no answer ho looked through
the window and saw that she was still in bed-
The door was then broken open and it was
found she was dead. Everything seemed to
indicate that she had passed away while
The deceased was 8C j ears old.
T/ie "Rebel Spy's" Daughter Married.
Miss Grace Harding Hammond , the daugh
ter of Belle Boyd , known as the "Rebel SpjV
was married nt Dallas , Texas , on the 3uth , to
Ray Charteris. a young Englishman about 21
years of age , who claims to be the earl of
Kenwwood. For nearly a year past Charteris
has been employed in iha' city as an instrui-
tor in elocution. ' 1 hebride is the daughter of
.Belle Boyd by her first husband , her mother
having recently obtained a divorce from her
second husband , John S. Hammond.
Congressional Antagonism ,
The Washington Star says : The feeling of
antagonism , for it amounts to that , between
the house and senate seems to increase rather
than diminish. It has reached a point in
which party sentiment and affiliation are sunk
in the opposition of one house to the other.
The democrats and republicans of the house
join in condemning the senate for what they
term a despotism to usurp the entire legisla
tive functions of congress.
The cattle growers of Cuba show much dlo
satisfaction regarding the treaty stipulations
referring to American cattle , beef and meat
of all classes.
The Warm Springs hotel at Warm Springs ,
N.JC. , waa burned. It was one of the largest
hotels in the south. Nothing was saved. Loss
$100,000 ; insurance , $50,000.
Dr. William H. Thorndlke , one of the best
known and roost skillful surgeons in the coun
try , died suddenly of pneumonia at his home
in Boston , at the ago of CO years.
The principal clearing houses of the United
States report that the gross exchanges for the
week ended December27th were $029,150,877. a
"decrease of 24.1 per cent compared with the
corresponding week of a year ago. ,
Mrs. Mary E. Cody , stepdaughter of Sol
White , a prominent Canadian member of par
liament , was arrested at Detroit for forging
her mother's name to a note for $200 and get
ting money thereon from the First National
Bank of that city.
. Owen Skinner , of New York , alias H. M.
Scudder , who , it is alleged , swindled a large
number of people , including James Gt. Blalno ,
out of money , has been arrested in an action
begun by H. M. Muusell.
C. B. Simmons , local treasurer of the Louis
ville and Nashville railroad , has disappeared.
His accounts are $31.000 short. It Is supposed
that ho lias gone to Canada. The company Is
thought to be secured by his bond.
Near Miles City , Montana , while a sheriffs
posse was seeking to arrest Slayer Sullivan.
DocCharlin and a 3 year old child were shot
dead at the cabii door. Sullivan was subse
quently jailed and lynching is probable.
It is estimated there has been a decrease of
nearly $400,000 in the public debt during Do
cember. Receipts have been light and the
disbursements heavier than usual. Payments
on account of pensions amounted to $3.000,000
Mrs. Williams , near Dahlgrcn , Hamilton
county , 111. , while in a fit of mental depres
sion , threw one of her children , a little girl ,
into a well and attaching another still youngerf
to her dress jumped in herself and all three
Advlceo from northern Texas say very little
damage was done to stock by the recent cold
weather and severe storms. Some herds
drifted southward for nearly two hundred
mi'es , but they arc being gathered up and
driven back to the points where they belong.
John Thompson and Henry Couch , young
farmers living three miles from Richmond ,
Mo. , quarrelled about the horses of the former
breaking Into the latter's field , when Thomp
son struck Couch with a fence tail , inflicting
injuries wh.ch resulted in his death in a few
John Hockaday , a farmer residing in An
drew county. Mo. , left home at noon to chop
wood a short distance from his residence. The
sound of his ax not being heard , his little girl
went after him at four o'clock , when he was
tound lying dead by the side of a tree he had
The inauguration committee decided to
send an invitation to General Hancock to act
iis4rrand marshal of the inauguration parade ,
Colonel Berrett , chairman of the committee ,
informed the committee that he had an inter
view with General Sheridan in which the lat.
ter stated that if General Hancock would ac
cept the invitation he would be given every
opportunity to attend to the duties of the of
It is reported in Washington that Jay Gould
is to stop in Washington three or four days on
his way to Florida. His object is to present
arguments to senators for passing the Pacino
railroad debt extension bill. Some of the
shrewder railroad agents are urging him not
to do so , as they think any active show of in
terest on his part will harm the roads much
more than it will help them.
The state conference of Illinois prohibi-
tion'sts at Decatur listened to an address of
two hours' length by St. John and appointed a
committee of five with instructions to pre
pare an address to the- people of the state on a
prohibition amendment. A committee was
also appointed to prepare a plan of better
organization to be submitted to the executive
committee of the state organization.
The charges preferred against Sergeant
Holtnorth , of the signal service , growing out
of the alleged rifling by Holtnorth of Lieu
tenant Greelcy's desk , were fonvarded by
General Hazen to Lieutent General Sheridan.
In an interview General spoke in terms of
commendation of Sergeant Holtnorth , nnd
said if a court martial is ordered in the case
lie ( Hazen ) hopes ho will be called as a witness
for the defense.
Samuel J. Randall arrived in Nashville ,
Tenn. , on the 30th. Replying to a speech
of welcome , Mr. Randall said : "It gives
me great pleasure to be here. I know
but one country and one brotherhood. 1 am
proud to be with you. "
The Chicago Daily News prints a fac simile
of the forged tnlley sheet of the Eighteenth
ward election returns , together with the nu-
merous fac similes of Wm. J. Gallagher's
handwriting , " "nd the charge Is made that the
prima facia case against the accused , by this
showing alone , will require strong evidence
tobake the conclusion of nis vuilt ,
A conference of democrats has bten called
to meet at DCS Moines , Iowa , Januarys , at
which time the Hawkeye club , a young men's
democratic organization , will give them a
banquet. The conference is called to confer
about the next state campaign and the policy
to bo adopted , and to decide whether to call
an early or late convention.
Mr. Randall has gone on a southern trip. A
friend says ho goes south at the earnest re
quest of a number of iron manufacturers , and
it is expected to teach Alabama , Tennessee
and Georgia protection after the Pennsylvania
plan. "And , " said this gentleman , "thatis all.
He is the only tariff man that has ever been
invited into a special section of the country. "
United State's Supervisors Rowe , of Trenton.
N. Y. , is in dispute with Attorney General
Brew ster respecting the pay of United States
marshals and supervisors at the recent elec
tion in New York state. Rowe says the mar
shals and supervisors should bt > paid for six c
and a half and seven days' work. The attorK
noy general has written Marshal Decon det
clining to pay for more than three das * \ \ ork. fla
The matter will probably be taken to the court at
of claims by some supervisors. 1tl
A Washington dispatch says : Within the tls
past few days there has been considerable s
talk among democrats about ex-Senator Thuri (
man being selected for a place in Mr. CleveC
land's cabinet. This revival in behalf of Mr. "
Tburman has doubtless been start d by the j
report that the presidont-elecc has made numr
erous inquiries about the ex-senator of the
gentlemen who have recently visited him. It
seems to be generally accepted that Mr. Bay-
ard will bo given the. treasury department , as
be is believed to have Indicated preference for
that place , and that the state department will 2d
go to Ohio , the claim lying between Pcndlcton ' u
FOREIGN NOTES. i jj
A severe earthquake shock was experience 1 P
inCorinthirt. Considerable duuiajre a- , done in ]
to numy buildings. An earthquake was also c
felt in Wales , and many houfcco were injured.
Official advices from Tonquln report that
the French have made an advance from Tuy-
cnquan and met the Chinese forces and en
gaged and defeated them , inflicting severe
losses. The French loss was trifling.
General Brlcro do Lisle telegraphs that ho
has been Cghting pirates near Hong You for
several days and kllcd three hundred and cap
tured two guns. The French troops are in ex
cellent health and spirits.
Sentence was pronounced at Loipsio in the
cases of the anarchists tried for an attempt
to assassinate Emperor William at Nclder-
waldt. Reinsdorf , Rupsoh and Kurthlor wore
sentenced to death. Hotzchaner and Bachman -
man were condemned to ten years penal
The negotiations with France for the neu
tralization of the territory of the African In
ternational association have been renewed at
Paris. Bismarck sent a special communica
tion to Prime Minister Ferry urging him to
withdraw bis opposition to the scheme.
Religious riots attended with bloodshed are
reported from the Sicilian town of Cottale.
The priesthood has abused its power over the
common people to such an extent that a mob
of nearly one thousand persons , armed with
clubs , scythes and stones , entered the cathe
dral and utterly demolished the Interior.
A manifesto has been issued by the Austro-
Hungarian democrats of Paris and circulated
in Vienna and Pesth warning workmen
against anarchist limitation and advising that
combined action be taken to break the coali
tion between the clericals and aristocrats.
The people are also urged to refain from per
secuting the Jews.
Fresh details received from the districts in
which the earthquake shock was the severest
add new horror to the calamity. At Norja , a
town of 5,000 people , In the province of Mai-
ega , the earthquake was followed by a hurri
cane. This finished the destruction of many
houses intithud already been brought to the
brink of r.iin. The inhabitants fled in terror
from their houses outside of town. Much
suffering was caused by the scarcity of provi
sions. The alarm in Malaga is now subsiding
and affairs will soon resume their ordinary
Mr. John Gilmcr Speed will spend some tinr >
in Washington in the interestof the Amerlci..i
exhibition , to be held in London , commencing
in May , lbS6 , and continuing several months.
This Is to be exclusively a dl-plny of arts ,
manufacturers' products and resources of the
The house committee on coinage , weights
and measure will consider Buckner's bill to
stop the coinage of silver dollars , shortly af
ter the reassembling of congress. Bland ,
chairman of the committee , says he will op
pose the Buckner bill and favor a measure
providing for a free and unlimited coinage of
both silver nnd gold.
The secretary of the navy has sent the fol
lowing to egram to all commandants of navy
yards : "Discharge all employes who have
hitherto been paid under the sLx months ap
propriation act except those required to prevent -
vent the destruction of property and loss of
life , and all sueh must work without agree
ment for compensation. "
The inauguration committee desires that
organ zations intending to visit Washinirton
on the 4th of March should communicate to
the committee the number of persons in
cluded in the organization , their intended
stopping place , and other particulars , so that
positions in the line of the procession may be
reserved for them and other necessary ar-
The director of the mint has estimated the
value of the standard coins of the various
nations of the world to be proclaimed by the
secretary of the treasury January 1 , i8&5. The
price of silver tor tee last three months , coin ,
pared with Its price for the corresponding
period in 1883 , declined from $1.11413 to
31.090465 per fine ounce , which give a reduced
valuation for the silver coins of countries
where silver is the sole standard of value of
the actual circulation.
The bill of Representative Tucker , of Vir
ginia , to repeal all Internal revenue taxes
upon tobacco , provides that all laws and parts
of laws which impose internal revenue upon
snuff , smoking and manufactured tobacco of
every description , and upon cigars , cheroots ,
cigarettes , in all forms made of tobacco or
any substitute therefor , and upon pedlers or
dealers therein , or manufacturers thereof , of
every description , whether named expressly
or included by implication in any law of the
United States shall be repealed and ceases to
be in force.
PZ.4JT.VTJJC/C JvKOJI JiJJECIlEK.
Zfe Touches on the Alleged Disaffection Grow
ing Out of Politics.
New York dispatch : Beecher , after he had
concluded his sermon to-day , touched on the
alleged disaffection oi his congregation owing
to his action in the late campaign. He alluded
to his forty years pastorate and he said that
he had never mixed politics with his theology
In the pulpit. He said that ho did not know
how far the trouble had spread , but only
learned it from i.ewgpapers. If there were
any pew holders offended he did not know
them. He had hoped that the republican
party , which hud d ne so m eh lorthenation ,
would get wisd * m , but he was bitterly disap
pointed. He would have shed tears of joy if
that party bad put in its plattorm a welcome
to the south and made one of its jireat caud-
dutes a southern man. 'lhat under certain
conditions he 1id evr-rythinir wisely , he
would not say : ho made no statements he
would not now make in a better lipht.
and his congiejiation should have
had confidence enough in him not to have
taken his imp tuous speech making a special
plea and distort its application. As far as his
political judgment and endeavors were con
cerned he looked upon them with unfeigned a
admiration. Tiserc were mistakes ami errors.
He was sorry for them , and apologized. In
relation to pew rents , he did not care if they
were diminished. He had lived on a salary of
51.5'fl when he flrst became the pastor and it
necessary could live upon it no * . If there 35
was a majority In the church , or a stro p
minority who no lonirer wanted him , he would
po If the treat majority wished him to stay ,
ho would die with them , and noihing would
drive him away. If he staved , the congrega
tion would have to receive him , not on pitch-
iorks , but in the palms ot their hands. a
General Hatch expects t o move on Oklahoma t
early this week. Seven companies of the V
Ninth cavalry and one company of the Twen
ty-fourth ; infantry , and forage stores for n
fifty days' campaign , are being concentrated
Caldwell , Kans. , and sent to the iront
There is no particular excitement over thf
matter , as the local boomers have abandoned
the idea ot Invasion. The3 want congres
sional : action. Xo couriers have arrived from
the sedt ot war in the past tew days. Tne
latest report is that Lieut. Day was close to t
Crouch's colony , on the Cimarron , and that
neither party is strong enouph to capture the
other. Child's play will cease when General
Hutch : strikes the colony if they do not move
A Paymaster Goes Wrong.
Paymaster W. . Smyth , who disappeared of
from Savannah with f5/00 of government
funds , appeared at the war department on tht
and voluntarily em-rendered to the pay-
innsu r general. Hf turned over | 5.1 > > of thi
money he cuiricd oil. his pay for Dc < embei
S2.1U ) ami SitO p-nil lor him by u friend nm-
iiiirtull the an.omit uinbt-1/.luri. s.u > tli * > !
he went imitfr | > r 'H mi liiiiin < < nd kn - \
notlui jrot hiufcxiint - - till liti und liius-e "
.NCI * Vurn. in-tliun t. lcirriiiii | ij ni * c'c
tliiv he u < iiii < l r.-turii mimed. , tc-lv. i tit c
clllilu'l III T uidliiAvivcr. . to jro to v. jvl
Hilton an > > ip > jit to .lie pa tn tur xtn nt. 240
am : jvarir POLITICAL
A Letter from President- Cleveland In WMcti
He Dieutet Party and Patronage.
Following Is the letter of Governor Cleve
land on dyll service reform which has called
out such strong endorsements from the pres
and public men Irrespective of party. The
letter was written In answer to one from
George William Curtis and other members ot
the National Civil Service Reform League.
commending the civil service reform move
ment to Mr. Cleveland's attention :
DEAR 8m : Your communication dated De
cember 20th , addressed to me on behalf of the
National Civil Service Reform League , ha *
been received. That practical reform lu the
civil service- demanded Is abundantly estab
lished by the fact that the statute referred to
has been passed In congress with * ho assent of
both political parties ; nnd by the further fact
that a sentiment Is generally prevalent among
patriotic people calling for a fair and honest
enforcement of the law which has been thus
I regard mvsclf pledged to this , because ray
conception of true democratic- faith nnd pub
lic duty requires that this and all other stat
utes should be , in peed faith ami without
evasion , enforced , and l ccau in many utter
ances made prior to my election as president.
approved by the party to which I bclouc. and
which I have no dlsjx > sitlou to disclaim , I have
In effect promised the people that this should
I am not unmindful i.f the fact to which you
refer , that many of our eltizeus fear that the
recent party change in the national rxwnitlvu
may dcmon'stratc that thi > abuses which ha\o
grown up in the civil service an Ineradicable.
I know they are deeply rooted , an1 that the ,
spoils system has been su | > i > G.seil to be inti
mately related to succcs * it ; the
of party organization , and I am not it : re that
all those who profess to be friends of this re
form will stand firmly among its advocates
when they find it obstructing their way to pa
tronage and place. But fully appreciating tin :
trust committed to my charge , no such consid
eration shall cause a relaxation on my part of
an earnest effort to enforce thi. law.
There Is a class of government positions
which are not within the letter of the clvilser-
vlcc statute , but which nre so disconnected
with the policy of an administration that a re
moval therefrom of the present iiicHrabrn's. In
my opinion , should not be made during the
terms for which they are appointed , solely on
partisan grounds , and for the purpose of put
ting In their places those who are in political
accord with the administrative power.
15 nt mauv now holding such jxisltlnns have.
forfeited ail just claim to a retention , because
they have used their places , for party purposes
in disregard of thdr duty to the people , and
because , instead of being di-crut public ser
vants , they have proved themselves offensive
partisans and unscrupulous manipulators ot
the local party management.
The lessons of the post should be unlearned ,
and such officials , as ell as their successor * .
should be taught that rllicleucy , litncas and
devotion to public duty are the'condltions of
their continuance in public place , and that a
quiet and unobtrusive exerdse of Individual
political rights Is the reasonable measure of
their political service.
If I were addressing none but party friends
I would deem it entirely proper to remind
them that , though the coming administration
Is to be democratic , a due regard for the pee
ple's Interest does not permit faithful party
work to be always rewarded by appointment
to office , and to say to them that , while demo
crats may expect all proper consideration ,
selection for oflicc not embraced within the
civil service rules will be based upon sufficient
inquiry as to ; .tncss , Instituted by the e
charged with the duty , rather than upon per
sistent Importunity of self-solicited recorauien-
datlon on behalf of the candidates for appoint
ment. Yours very truly ,
WHEAT No. 2 61 C5 Gl'.i
BAKLEV No. 2 48 < Z& 49
RYE No. 2 37 dH 33
CORN No. 2 mixed
OATS No. 2 17
BUT ER Fancy creamery. . . . 27 28
BUTTEK Choice dairy 15 19
CHEESE Young America 14
EGGS Fresh 24
ONIONS Per bbl 1 75
CHICKE s Per doz. , alive 210i 2 25
CHICKENS Dres-ed , perlb. . . . ( i
TunicKYS Per ib 12 ( t
GEE&E Per pound & 31
APPLES Barrels 350 W 30 ! )
LEMONS Choice G CX ) 650 * " -
POTATOES Per bushel 3) ) < & r
CATTLE Fat stcera 3 iJ5 3 75
HOGS Packers 385 4 10
SHEEP Fat 225 ( K 275
HAY Baled , per ton C5U 700
WHEAT No. 2 spring 82 &
WHEAT Unsra'led red ) fa. a.
CORN No. 2 February 47 48s ;
OArs Mixed western 34 fa.ft 35 i
FI.ODR Choice Winter 4 7"j ( ft 5-rO
FLOOR Spring extra 3 7" t 50
WHEAT Per bii-bel 78
CORN Per bushel 347 ,
OATS Per bushel 2R
POKK 11 45 < ? 1 1 5li
LARD li 1-0 G fe2' $
HOfiS Parking and slripp'rig- . J i'l © 1 W
CATTLE Exports ( > Ml f-2 G W
bHEi.1' Medium to peed 2 OU C * 3 2J
WHEAT No. 2 red
CORN I'cr biiehcl
OATS Per bushel 24-4' 255 i
CATTLE Exports 5 75 ( ft 5 00
SHEEP Medium 25i ) < ifc 325
HOGS Packers 423 fc M )
WHEAT Per bushel
foKX Per bushel 2 7 a
OATS Per bushel 23 © . 23J ,
CATTLE Exports 541 d 5 50
lions Medium to good 3 03 & 4 : J5
S0EEP Fair to good 2 5/J ( B 3 00
Chicago review : Wheat Is nervous. Coun
try orders areas plenty a- they were scarce a
short time agi and there is u genera , belief
that strong local operators are peddling-out
their holdings to Sill these and that the < leal is
working around into weaker hands. De
liveries from urmer3 throughout the north
west are also eported t j have doub ! ' d since.-
the udv-m-'e b jran and the large n mlier of
oniers for cars received by th- railroad lOin-
panics here causes many to prod . -t thtt th&
next vi-iblc supply statement wi.l ajfain show
Corn appears rather sltimpy , but keeps
along-on a pretty even keel by the aM of the
strength in wheat. The pie enticvetof oricci
brings in a steady strtan of corn about equal
to current requirement for consumption. i
cents means a rathe.- severe restriction or
the area from which corn can tic shipped.
Sti'l ' the general belicfsjs that themartct will
dras- for some time to c'im < > .
The feeling in provision * is uncertain. Lanrtt
receipts of hop ? are expected tl ! > month ami
some people thii-k not tar from u million and
half head bet-ween this and March 1. SOHKJ
operators are workinir with a view to $9 pork ,
ami ir.any other- * think it will vous lowas fit' .
Outside operators are genera ly opi-osid to
this ; view , and hog dealers will probublv resist
vigorously the attempt to f < rcc the market
EO low , C3ncciilly when they conafder the
enormous European demand for Stuff at pres
n g i
Tliat Spent by l/ie Greeley JE > jIorers ii tlte
f < tr Xortli.
The Washington National Republican contains -
tains further extracts from the diary ot Lieu
tenant Lock wood , of the Greeley Arctic
colony , covering the holiday week and Xew
Year's day spent at Cape Sabine In 1383. These
extracts give a continuation of the story ot
tjrvatlon of the party and tell or various de
vices resorted to by th m to overcome the
pangs of hunger and to while away the tedium
their existence. Beginning with Decem
ber 2 5. the day after Ci > rit > itnas. when they
breakfasted "late" on soup made of eenJ
blubber and supped on "EnL-lish meat. " the
record Is c.rried down to the night of Jan
In the entry for December 2C. LIcutenam
Lockwood f ayn that in addition to the mea >
above mentioned he had "a fuw bread crumbs
and some talt water and gunj > owder. " which
Lontr warmed for h m over a lamp. He says :
"We spent a need deal of talk to-day on the
prospects of pettinjracros- straits in the
spring and of Rice's preliminary trip an l the
ch-njjes of finding food there , etc. We f Jiint
rations as certain nt Littltton island. "