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F. 31. & K. M. KIBEJIEIX , Fab * .
McCOOK , NEB
NEWS 01 ? NEBEASKA.
THE FENCED RANGES. The proclamation
of the president , nays the Omaha Herald ,
ordering tho removal of all fences enclosing
portions of the public domain , elicited no
little comment among tho cattle men
though it was not unexpected. A reporter
called on J. A. McShane , general supcrin"
tendent of tho Bay State Cattle company ,
to learn his opinion as to how the procla
mation would affect stock men in Nebraska.
Mr. McShane said that he thought there
was very little of the public domain fenced
in in this state that was fit for cultivation.
There is a great deal that is fit only for
grazing. The parties and corporations
that have fenced in public lands are few
the Brighton Ranch company and five or
BIX others. He believed that there was no
land fenced in Nebraska to the detriment
"It has been claimed that the settlers
were excluded by tho Brighton ranch
fences , " suggested the reporter.
Mr. McShano replied that the Brighton
ranch case was a very peculiar one. They
own a very large amount of the land in
their enclosure , but , as he understands ,
they are taking steps to move their cattle
further west. Mr. McShane added that
parties occupying government land for
ranges occupy it not altogether in viola
tion of law , neither are they the lawful pos
sessors of the land. They are merely occu
pying the land by the will of the govern
ment , and it is presumed that the lands are
being held by the government for actual
Bettlers. There is not a cattleman in the
country who does not expect that he will
have to move as fast as the land becomes
fit for settlement.
A railroad man who is a large stockhold
er in a cattle company in Wyoming said
that his company held every alternate sec
tion , and that they had no idea of fencing
in the government sections , but he did not
see how the inside sections would be avail
able to the government.
Another Omaha man who is largely in
terested in WestNebraska ranges said that
the cattlemen would not advertise the
bounds or location of any government
lands which they had enclosed ; they would
let tho special agents of the land depart
ment have the fun of hunting out these
lands for themselves ; and he would notsay
where his range or the ranges of other
Omaha men fenced in the public domain.
A RIDE TO DEATH. Last Friday morning
about 10 o'clock , as Miss Jessie Wishart
was returning to her home across the state
line the team ran away , throwing her vio
lently from the buggy , and caused injuries
* from which she died an hour later. She had
accompanied her brother John to Mr. R.
Lepley's , just across the state line , where
she had gone with him on an erran'd. As
they were returning a chicken flew out of
the grass by the roadside and frightened
tho team which began to run at a frightful
i rate. Theboy , in trying to check the team ,
broke one of the lines , which left the occu
pants of the buggy at the mercy of the
team. They turned the corner on the
right , turning the buggy completely over
and throwing Miss Jessie and her brother
underneath. The front wheels of the buggy
followed the horses while the re
mainder was left with Miss Jessie fatally
hurt underneath. Mr. Lepley's family
viewed tho whole scenefrom their door and
soon came to the young lady's rescue and
took her from her perilous situation to
their residence where all was done for her
that could possibly bedone ; shedied about
an hour later. She never spoke from the
time she was hurt till she died.
Dr. Collins , of this city , was sent for but
did not arrive tillafter death had occurred.
On examination of the body it was found
that the left shoulder blade and clavicle
were broken. * Evidences of concussion of
the brain and dislocation of the spine were
plainly apparent. John , the brother to
the deceased , was severely but not fatally
hurt and is in a fair way to recovery. The
remains of Jessie were taken to her home
in the afternoon , where they were prepared
On last Saturday , at 2 o'clock p. m. ,
funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.
O. Robb at the U. B. church , six miles
Bouthof town , after which a large concourse
of sorrowing relatives and friends followed
the remains to this city , where they were
deposited to await the call of the angel of
Miss Jessie Wishart was a bright young
lady in the twenty-third year of her life ,
loved and respected by a large circle of
friends in this and Nemaha county , Kan. ,
where at present her parents reside. She
will be sadly missed in the social as well as
the home circle. Her sudden death , just in
the prime of her youth , was a sad blow to
nil who knew her , yet it appeared to be the
result of a distressing accident which could
not be prevented. [ Pe wneeCity Press.
aUSCELLAlfEOtfS STATE MATTERS.
THE Hastings base ball club is making a
tour of Colorado.
THE sub-committee appointed by tho
Grant Monument committee to select seven
names to propose as members of the board
of directors of the Monument association
have decided to recommend the following
names : Gen. Amasa Cobb , Gen. Victor
Vifquain , Gen. J. C. McBride and Hon. A.
J. Sawyer of Lincoln ; Hon. A. V. Cole , of
Juniata , Maj. T. S. Clarkson o ! Schuyler ,
and Judge James W. Savage of Omaha.
THE Burnett Blade says the required
number of signatures to the petition for a
called school meeting to act on the proposi
tion to issue $2,500 bonds ( $1,700 for
building and lot and $800 to take up the
old bonds ) have been secured and Mr.
Comb had just drawn a long breath of re
lief when a new difficulty comes to the front.
The Hastings Loan and Trust company
decline to fund the old bonds though willing
to buy the new issue at 07J .
OMAHA claims to be the finest paved city
in the west.
A. M. NEVE , of Blair , was badly
wounded a few days ago by the accidental
discharge of his own gun , caused by the
usual hunter's carelessness.
JACK HILLIER , a B. & B. brakemrn , met
with quite a severe accident at Lincoln ,
from which he will be laid upforsome time.
He was making a coupling onto the front
end of the engine , and in some manner
got his arm caught between the coupling
rod and the bumpers. Fortunately ho was
near the engine and his perilous position
being made known the engine was reversed
and Hillier released. No bones wore broken
but the arm waa badly crushed.
BOTH the Merchants'and the Fitzgerald
hose of Lincoln are in lively practice for the
Grand Island firemen's tournament. Some
of the runners just for fun cover 100 yards
in 11 seconds.
THK Norfolk district camp meeting will
be held six miles north of Concord , Nixon
county , commencing August 18.
THE number of gallons of water pumped
tho month of July was 3,226,000 , an aver-
ago of 107,533 per day. The amount of
coal consumed was thirty-five tons.
NEAK Waterloo two men quarreled about
a dog which one of them had killed. Words
came to the use o ! shotguns , which were
used with bad effect , one of the belliger
ents being seriously wounded.
POSTOFFICE changes in Nebraska during
the week ending August 8 : Postmasters
appointed Burr Oak , Otoe couuty , Mrs.
A. H. Plympton ; Belvidere , Thayer county ,
David Ross ; Nelson , Nuckolls county ,
Jacob Galley ; Sacramento , Phelps county ,
H. Thos. Wilson ; Scotia , Greeley county ,
L. J. Traynor ; Vickory , Antelope county ,
Win. E. Vickory.
A MAN at Randolph , Iowa , has chartered
a train of seven coaches with which to run
an excursion train to the Nebraska state
A MAN named Henry Michael , working in
Douglas precinct , Saunders county , was
overcome with heat , from tho effects of
which he died.
AT Hastings while L. Atfawley and Frank
Dawson were unloading a threshing ma
chine from tho platform cars , the six-by-
eight sheds upon which the machines were
being unloaded gave way , precipitating one
of the machines to the ground and bury
ing the men , who happened to be under the
supports of the machines. Hawley is in a
precarious condition , his jawsbeingcrushed
in a frightful manner. Little hope is enter
tained for his recovery. Dawson escaped
with but a few bruises.
A NEW militia company has been formed
at Lincoln with Harry Hotchkiss as cap
THE mayor of Omaha has issued a proc
lamation that the saloons must promptly
close at midnight. The new order of ar
rangements , if we are to judge by the past ,
will last about a week.
WORK on'the Black Hills extension of the
Sioux City and Pacific is being pushed rap
DAVID CITY has completed a fine bell tower
for her fire alarm , and an adequate fire ap
paratus is en route.
THE Schyler Sun mentions a eurious case
for the doctors. A boy , Michael Fienny ,
living near Olean , was brought to that
place and examined by Drs. Wood and
Miles. The boy's stomach is swollen so
large and tight that it can no more be
dented with the hand than can a board ,
while the flesh on thelimbsand other parts
is shriveling. The boy does not suffer any
pain , but , of course , don't feel real robust
The doctors never saw anything just like it
before. The patient has been examined at
Fremont and there the theory of a tumor
SECRETARY OF STATE ROGGEN desires it
understood that all inquiries as to when
the senate _ and house journals are to be
completed , should be addressed to the
chief clerk of the house and the secretary
of the senate. The secretary of state has
nothing to do with them until after they
are printed and delivered to him.
THE two-year-old son of W. Gardner , of
Hastings , was shockingly gored by avic
ious cow , receiving a dangerous wound
over the left nipple and one on the head.
One horn penetrateed a lung. The child is
in a critical condition , but may live.
TRE Hastings base ball club defeated the
Denvers on the 12th by a score of 9 to 3.
JOHN G. BURKHARDT , a German printer
from Atchinson , Kas. , was held up by a
German associate at Hastings on the night
of the llth. He received a severe gash
from a sharp instrument , over the forehead
in the hand of his associate , rendering him
THE board of appraisers of the saline
lands , Geo. P. Tucker , S. S. Chase and Bar
tholomew Cox , will finish their work this
month and report to the board of public
lands and buildings on the first Monday
in September , at which time the board will
probably order the land put upon the mar
CENTRAL CITY is discussing the erection ol
a $5,000 Grant monument.
THE state is rivaling Iowa in the numbei
of its mushroom insurance companies.
TOWN-LOT property in Cbadron is on the
THE roster of Ohio soldiers and sailors in
Nebraska for 1885 is in press and will be
ready for distribution about Sept. 1.
A SERVANT GIRL at Beatrice is said to have
fallen heir to a snug fortune of $10,000.
THE prohibition state convention if
called for Lincoln , Tuesday , Sept. 15.
AN excursion train is to be run from Sid
ney , Iowa , to Lincoln during the state fair.
THE town of Blair complains of an influx
of bummers , drunkards and prostitutes in
A CAPITALIST offers to put up an $8,000
mill at Kenesaw provided the citizens raise
OWING to the railroad extension four ad
ditional mail clerks will be required between
Missouri Valley and Long Pine.
A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR race is on the
tapis between two Lincoln horses.
A NEW steamer has been procured for
pleasure trips on the Blue. Its home port
will be Milford. The boat cost $1,000 and
will carry twenty-five persons.
A DOMESTIC in a Beatrice family who has
hitherto been in very poor circumstances
has fallen heir to $10,000 by the death of
AT Elkhorn station , in Douglas county ,
Henry Gathardt engaged in an altercation
with Mexican Frank , who has been there
several days with a herd of ponies. Gat
hardt shot at Frank , but missed him. The
Mexican then stabbed Gathardt fatally
AT the official request of Col. L.W.Colby ,
commanding First regiment Nebraska Na
tional Guards , Adjutant-General Bonnell
has designated Lincoln as the place and
September 11-14 as the time for the an
nual encampment of the regiment.
THE increase of business on the Fremont ,
Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railroad has de
manded tho addition of two freight trains
from Fremont up the "valley. "
THE Beatrice canning factory is "putting
away corn" day and night. The company
established a good reputation last year ,
and will readily find sale for its goods.
LINCOLN'S stock-yards are commodious
enough to accommodate 0,000 head of cat
tle and 15,000 hogs.-
GEN. GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN has been in
vited to attend the soldiers' reunion at
Beatrice , and will come if he can find time.
ARTICLES of incorporation of the Beatrice
Street Railway company have been filed.
The incorporators are prominent citizens
of good financial ability , and will push the
work. The capital stock is $50,000.
THE Neligh Leader sayfl that what came I
near being a fatal accident happened to the
oldest son of Jesse Chappel , a youth about
18 years of ago , several days ago. In com
pany with several companions he was
bathing in a lake near his home on the .
Willow. He is a good swimmer and no
danger was apprehended , but getting be
yond his depth he was suddenly taken with
a cramp in the arms , and with a cry of dis
tress sank beneath the water. A younger
brother went , to the rescue and came near ,
being drowned in his efforts to save his
brother. Twice he was drawn under by
the desperate struggles of the drowning
man , but finally caught him under the
arms from behind and brought him ashore.
The effects of tho bath wore off in the
course of time , but not until he had been
made deathly sick by tho water he had
swallowed , and which he vomited up in
IOWA roads 'have made reduced rates to
the Omaha fair , and a largo attendance
[ rom that state is looked for.
AT Omaha , the other day , a laborer
jumped from a swiftly moving train , and
was so badly injured that it is feared he
DAVID BRADLEY & Co. , of Council Bluffs ,
will exhibit largely at tho Nebraska state *
[ air. They will erect a largebuilding on tho
A LARGE number of hogs arc dying of
rholera near Schuyler.
IN the examination at Fremont last
week of applicants for appointment as
cadet at West Point , Alvin Henry Syden-
lam , of Kearney , was the successful gen
tleman. Fifteen boys were examined. It
is said Congressman Dorsey is well pleased
i > y the high order of excellence manifested
jy Mr. Sydenbam , in his examination
papers , and is confident he will take high
rank at the military academy.
VALPARAISO'S new elevator is about com
pleted and is said to be a daisy in every
THE following statement from the Ord
tiiz estimates the individual damage by
; he storm in that place : Cleveland Bros. '
stre , $350 ; F. A. Wittc , $250 ; Wolf &
Ehlebc , $200 ; Miss Day , millinery. $100 ;
F. W. Weaver , $200 ; Quiz office , $50 ; Per
ry & Stover , $300 ; Dr. Bickford , residence
and store , $500 ; A. S. Martin , residence
and store , $250 ; C. C. Wolf , $50 ; D. 0.
Way , $150 ; G. W. Milford , $250 ; Wood-
oury & Mortensen block , $400 ; Mortensen
fc Babcock , $50 ; First National bank ,
? 100 ; Coffin & Clemets' office , $50 ; B. C.
White , store and residence , $400 ; W. J.
loyd , stock , $40 ; J. S. Bussell , bank
juilding , $100 ; W. H. Barlow , building ,
> 75 ; H. A. Walker , $75 ; A. M. Robbins ,
? 75 ; Linton Bros. , livery , $200 ; Hotel
America , $500 ; D. C. Bell , yard and dwell-
ng , $200 ; Frank Misko , shop , $100 ; D. J.
tfartz , $75 ; Odd Fellows building , $100 ;
Sorensen < fe Williams , $350.
No ACTIVE work is being'done by the live
itock commission just now , pending the
delivery of an opinion asked of the attor
ney-general as to whether certain funds in
; he treasury are available for purposes of
nvestigation of diseased animals.
THE LAS TEGAS TIRE.
toss Tliree Hundred Thousand Dol
lars , But all the Guest * Saved.
The fire at Montezuma Hotel at Hoi
Springs on the night of the 8th , originated
about 11:80 in the lobby on the fourth floor
at an attic near the stairway leading to the
top of the erancr tower. The mercurial alarm
was sounded In the office and the guests were
immediately warned of danger by electrlo
gongs In all apartments of the house. Thera
were about seventy-five rooms occupied bj
guests and everybody escaped , and nearly all
the personal effects of the guests were saved"
Inunediatelr after the general alarm had
been sounded , " the chief clerk and three oth
ers of the house rushed to the fourth story
and unreeled the firehose and attached them
to various hydrants. Some delay was occa
sioned by inexperienced hands in laying lines
and in most Instances the hose was too short
to reach the flames. In a very few minutes
the flames" had burst through the roof In va
rious places and all hope of saving the mag
nificent buildimr was abandoned. The volun
teer department of Las Vagas , six miles dis
tant was called by telephone and a special
train took Hose Company No. 1 , and in twelve
minutes another train brought No. 2 later
and some eight or ten lines put to work. The
pressure was low and the streams barely
reached the roof where the flames by this
time were raging.
for four hours , the fire gradually worked
making Its way to the ground floor , making a
complete loss to the hotel. The furniture on
the ground floor only was saved. The house
less guests were compelled to Improvise
lodgings on the ground , and went Into camp
for the night , while the firemen worked with
relief force until long after daylight. The
stone walls on the third story were saved from
utter destruction , and remain standing , and
may possibly be utilized. The loss is S300-
000 , insurance $250,000 , distributed among a
large number of companies. The origin of
the fire Is attributed to the wires of the elec
tric lighting system becoming overheated
and Igniting the wood work. It is believed
the company will rebuild.
Moleveteen is a new fabric. It is of
cotton , closely woven. It has a velvety
surface , and is said to wash well. It
is made in colors and black and white
THE BAILBOAD PROBLEM.
Official Report of the JVcbraslca State
Board or Commissioners Tlio ItcMilt
of Recent Exhaustive Examinations
of Towns Along : tho Lino of the Xlur-
lluztou & Missouri.
Following is a full and authentic report
of the state railway commission on their
j recent investigations , as furnished by them :
' G. W. Holdrege , Esq. , general manager
B. & M. R. R. , Omaha , Nebraska : DEAU
SIR In compliance with section 2 of an
act to provide a board of railroad com
missioners , etc. , approved March 5,1885 ,
the board made an examination and in
spection of the B. & if. railroad in Ne
braska , it branches and leased lines in this
state and their equipments and manner of
conducting and managing with reference to
the public safety , interest and convenience.
The commissioners congratulate tho
management upon the general excellence of
the road bed and track , culverts , bridges ,
rolling stock and equipments on its several
lines , and the apparent good will toward
the road cherished by business men and
shippers at a majority of the stations
visited. We find that the management is
rapidly substituting steel rails for iron
throughout the state , and with the excep-
tion of the temporary switch to the Omaha
stock yards , and parts of the track on tho
Nemnha branch along the river subject to
damage from the high water , the roads are
smooth and the bed is in good condition.
The board also finds that your company
is further perfectingitsroad bed by ballast
ing with broken stone and sand , and in
every respect it appears to be theintention
of the management to maintain a first-
The exceding rapidity of the growth of
the towns and cities on the lines of your
company , especially in the western part of
the state , has doubtless made it difficult
for the company to keep the facilities and
conveniences in the matter of depots , side
tracks , platforms , crossings , stockyards ,
etc. , on a level with the business needs of
its patrons. In making this inspection the
rule of the board was'to notify the city
authorities and principal business men at
each station by telegraph of thehour of the
arrival of the commission , so that if there
should be any suggestions to be made or
complaints to be filed in the matter of de
pot accommodations , shipping facilities ,
crossings , etc. , the same could be received
and acted .upon at once. The complaints
that were made and the improvements
asked for by city and village authorities
and shippers , wo have reported very fully
for the information of the company , as well
as the recommendations of the board in the
cases , that upon personal inspection the
complaints seemed well founded , andwhero
tho matter was of sufficient public import
ance to warrant the immediate attention
of the authorities. .
The board take pleasure in acknowledg
ing the courtesies extended it by the com
pany and its officersin connection with the
inspection , and in attesting to the faithful
ness of the superintendent and his associ
ates in securing an attendance of the prin
cipal citizens , at each point , so that a full
hearing of grievances might be had.
At Crete , the mayor and other citizens
complained of the smallness of tho depot
building and expressed their desire that the
train from the south should enter on tho
south side of the depot. These changes
would doubtless be a convenience to tho
There should also be a crossing on Rhode
Island avenue , east of the occupied portion
of the city for the accommodation of farm
ers entering from the north and of the
owners of an addition on the north side of
the track. The board is of tho opinion
that the crossing Is needed and that the
company should join with the city in bear
ing the expense of the approaches.
At DeWitt the citizens called attention to
the need of a crossing south of town. Upon
examination the board recommends the
building of the crossing by the company.
At Wilber citizens complained of the ab /
sence _ of water in the stock yards. Upon
examination the board recommends that
the company put in a well.
At Syracuse citizens complained of the
depot and stock yards as inadequate. In
the opinion of the board they need enlarg
At Dunbar shippers pointed out the
rough condition of ground approaching the
eide track ; making it almost impossible for
wagons to get near enough to unload cars.
The board recommends the grading of the
west side of the side track.
At Riverton complaint was made by
shippers of the stock yards pump which is
out of repair. The board recommends that
it be put in running order.
At Franklin the citizens petition for a
new depot and ask that a new one be built
at the foot of Main street , two blocks west
of the site of the present depot. The board
is of the opinion that the depot is impera
tively needed and that it will greatly ac
commodate the citizens if it is located in
accordance with their suggestion.
At Riverton , Franklin and other sta
tions west shippers complained that they
could not meet the prices paid for grain
and hogs at Gaylord , Marion , Kirwin and
other points on the Kansas Pacific railroad
and they lose their share of tho business in
the territory between the B. & . M. and K.
P. R. R. They are of the opinion that the
rates are from 5 to 10 cents better on these
At Bloomington the shippers complained
of the smallness of the stock yards and
the water facilities. The board recom
mends that the pump bo put in running
' At Alma the citizens complained of the
emallness of the depot and of the water
facilities and stock yards. The board rec
ommends that the pump be repaired in the
, AtArapahoe the same complaints were
made as at Alma. The board recommends
the enlargement of the depot as soon as
practicablef especially the baggage room ,
and the repairing of the stock yards and
pump , and the extension of the'platform.
At Cambridge the citizens complained of
the smallness of the stock yards and the
absence of tho water , and the lack of suffi
cient crossings. The board recommended
that tho stock yards be enlarged or par
titioned and the water supplied , and that
a crossing be made on Fourth street , west
of the djpot.
At Indianola owners of flouring mill ask
for side track. The mill is about 200 yards
from the depot , and can be accommo
dated by loOyards of siding. Much money
is invested and the mill is now running.
The board recommends that the side track
be constructed as soon as possible.
At Axtel compfaint was made of want of
water in stock yards. The board recom
mends that water be supplied.
At Hartwell shippers complained that
rates were cut at Kenesaw to the extent of
5 or 10 cents on grain and they could not
compete. Also that crossing on section
line east of town is out of repair. The
board recommends the repair of the cross
At Minden the shippers complained that
they had to pay $90.00 on hogs to Denver ,
while at Axtell tho rate is $75.00.
At Kenesaw the citizens asked for the
widening of the crossing east of the depot ,
and the repair of the culvert under the
crossing. Also for a pump in the stock
yards. The board recommends that their
. At nearly every station in theRepiiblican
valley and on the Kenesaw cut-off the citi
zens complained of tho price of Cnnon City
and Colorado coal , which appears , from
their testtimony , to be uniformally $9 per
ton , and the impression generally "pro vails
that the B. < t M. railroad owns the mines
ind makes the rate irrespective of the dia-
tance hauled , falling to ? 7 or ? 7.t > u as
points where the line is intersected by tho
U. P. railroad or its branches , and Wyom
ing coal competes with that hauled over
your line. This grievance is most bitterly
complained of , and the board respectfully
requests the B. & M. railroad management
to give it a carelul and early consideration.
The lowering of the price of coal in western
Nebraska to figures that will enable it to
compete with corn in tho ear for fuel on the
homestead , will be a great blessing to the
state and a great relief eventually to the
At Newark a lumber firm , the only onem
town , complained that he was about to
close out his yard because he could not get
rates given Kearney 34 cents per hundred
At Krarnev the Rhinnersasked for the re
pairs of stock yards and well , a no board
recommends the repairs asked for.
At Juniata , on complaint of the city offi
cers , the board recommends tho repair of
the stock yards and the removal of tho
water closet on the platform of the depot
to a less conspicuous place.
At Hastings complaint was made by tho
mayor and council and citizens generally of
the inadequacy of tho depot accommoda
tions. It appears to the board that the
city is outgrowing the depot accommoda
tions , and that some relief should be
granted as soon as practicable , especially
in the addition of a ladies' waiting room.
The same parties ask for additional
street crossings. After a full conference and
careful inspection , the board recommends
that tho crossings on tho two main busi
ness streets bo continued , the crossing now
existing on the street at theeast end of the
depot , be closed and the platform be ex
tended for the convenience of the railroad
trallic , that each alternate street east of
the depot , with tho exceptions named , be
supplied with crossings and that arrange
ments be entered into between the city and
the company for a crossing west of the city ,
about a mile from the depot , with a wagon
road opened along tho south side of the
track into the city. This arrangemept wo
believe will prove entirely satisfactory.
At Cowles on complaint of shippers tho
board recommend a well in thestock yards.
At Blue Hill complaint was made of tho
size of the stock yards and the absence of
water therein. The board recommends
the enlargement of tho stock yards and
need for the samp. Complaint was also
made _ as to shipping facilities , the town
having growing very rapidly. The boaru
recommends the extension of the side track
to the south , and grading on the east side
of said track for convenience in unloading
cars.At Harvard compiaint was made by tho
chairman and board of trustees that in
laying out the town by a town site com
pany , no streets or alleys were platted
acoss the railroad right of way ; that some
of the streets have crossings by consent of
the company , but these arc often blocked
by standing cars for lonr periods , and when
complaint has been made to oflicers of the
road , they have replied that there are no
legal streets across tho railroad in Har
vard ; also that trains often run at a high
rate of speed through the town , endanger
ing the life and limb of citizens ; also , that
the right of way blocks the courses ol
waters so that parts of the town north of
track are frequently flooded ; also , that an
excavation made by the company west ol
the depot has become a water-hole and a
nuisance. The board recommend j that
the streets provided with crossings be re
spected and treated as legal crossings , and
be kept open by an order of the general
manager or general superintendent , and
that the water-hole mentioned be filled up ,
and if , on survey , a culvert will relieve the
north side of the track of back-water ,
that such culvert be built. Also that an
additional crossing be provided at the end
of the switch east of the depot.
At Sutton complaint is made of the
smallness of thedepotbuildins. The board
finds it behind the growth of the town , and
suggests that better facilities be furnished
as soon as practicable. Several shippers
at Sutton complain of discriminations in
favor of Saronville and Grafton in grain
rates , and that Hustings has a rate of 45
cents per 100 from Kansas City while 55
cents is charged to Sutton , to which we cull
the attention of the company for investiga
At Dorchester complaint is made of n
water hole on the north side of the depot.
The board recommends that it be filled.
AtGermantown many citizens petitioned
the board to recommend the removal ol
the stock yards further from town. The
board , upon inspection of the same , believe
if it is kept in good order , the grounds
would not be a nuisance.
At Sewnrd complaints were made that
the freight trains on tho Grand Island run ,
carrying passengers , have no regular place
to stop , thus putting passengers to much
inconvenience in getting on and off such
trains. The board recommends that t > ome
regular place be provided for these trains
to stop , and that means bo taken to notify
passengers when the trains arrive at such
Shippers and business men complain ol
the way in which goods are handled at the
depot , claiming that goods are roughly
handled by trainmen. Jt is also charged
that rebates are given to grain dealers at
Utica. Also that the rate for fourth-class
freight from Chicago to Seward is $74 per
car more than to Lincoln , that the rate
from Omaha to Seward is 40 cents per 100 ,
and from Lincoln to Seward 22 cents per
100 , and that shippers can make money
by billing goods from Chicago or St. Louis
to Lincoln , and reshipping from there to
Seward. They also complain of the lack of
facilities for wetting stock at stock-yards
after loading in the cars , the company
tank being over half a mile from the yards.
At York complaints were made of the in
adequacy of the depot facilities , the short
ness of the platform , the smallness of the
stock-yards , the lack of waterfor thestock-
yards and the lack of sufficient side-track
accommodations. The board finds that
these complaints are well founded , and rec
ommends that the road improve the gen
eral facilities at York and that the com
pany erect a new depot at York as soon as
practicable. A flour shipper complained
that tho rates from Greeley , Colorado , to
York have been 85 cents a hundred on
flour , thus discriminating againstNebraska
in favor of Colorado. Attention was also
called to the rate on stock from York to
Chicago being § 85 a car , while from Grand
jsfand to Chicago , 4lf miles further , the
rate was only $05.
At Bradshaw complaints were made of
the lack of shipping facilities in the way of
cers and side track. The board recom
mends that the track be extended as soon
At Aurora , shippers complain of thegrain
rates and merchants "of the rate on lumber
ana coal and think that Central City is
jjiven an advantage.
At Bellwood shippers ask for an exten
sion of sidetrack nortli. In the opinion of
the board tho petition should be granted.
At Staplehurst the stock yards were
found to be miry , rather small , and the
well out of repair. The board recommends
the repair and enlargement of the same.
At Waverly the board recommends the
establishment of a crossing on the sme-
track on the west side of the depot and the
removal of tho water-closet from the plat
form on petition of shippers and citizens.
At South Bend shippers complained that
a discrimination was made in rates in favor
of Omaha and against Lincoln on ship
ments to that place-
At Plattsmouth there was a general com
plaint of rates of shippers in merchandise
and lumber from Omaha , together with a
formal complaint signed by a large number
of dealers that has been forwarded to the
general manager of the company.
Quite a large number of complaints were
made to the board during its tour of in
spection , of the practice of trains standing
over main and side tracks. The board rec- .
ommenda a stringent enforcement of the
rules ol the company in tins regard.
E. P. RoaoE.v ,
H. A. BABCOCK ,
Board of Railroad Com. of > eb.
Wo hereby certify that the above aacl
full and correct copy oT
foregoing is a true ,
the recommendations this day madebj the-
board of railroad commissioners ol tne-
B'ate of Nebraska , to the Burlington & .
.Missouri river railroad company m Ne t-
braska. C. II. OKBB. -
B. IL COWDBY , .
Secretaries Board Railroad Com. of Net- <
Xrar and Dear Friend * of the Grant rani-
ily Expenses of ttie Funeral Eagerness
New York dispatch : After the body ol
Gen. Grant was removed from the funeral
car on Saturday at tho tomb the car' waa
taken back to the iron yard of JB. . and J.
Connel , where it has since remained. It
has now been determined , in order to pre
vent the car from utimately falling into the
hands of unfeeling speculators to break it
up. Tho funeral bill will be very heavy.
The undertaker was employed jointly by
the family of Gen. Grant and the city of
New York , but it is said that the entire bill
will be very heavy. The undertaker's bill
alone will not be less than $20,000. Five
hundred carriages were at the funeral.
These were engaged for the day , and this
part of the bill will bo $5,000. The black
horses that were attached to the funeral
car were all carefully selected. There were
twenty-four of them and their draping cost
The disposition of some of the most val
uable mementoes of the funeral has already-
been decided upon. The large American
ling that was laid on the ice casket at Mt.
McGregor has been retained by Col. Grant
One of the flags that was on the funeral
car will be given to U. S. Grant Post G. A.
R. ; one to the Seventh regiment in New
York , and one to Mrs. Dr. Newman. There-
were four flags on the car , but the manner
in which tho other one is to be disposed of
has not yet been decided upon.
It was found necessary to keep a dozen
policemen on duty at the city hall to-day
owing to the largo number of persons who
crowded into the building to view the-catn-
falque and floral pieces which stood in the-
vestibule. The officers had all they could
do to prevent visitors from plucking cither- §
flowers or leaves from the floral tributes.
which they wanted as mementoe * . At 10 >
o'clock Undertaker Merritt and his assist
ants arrived with two covered wagons ami
began the work of removing the plumes to
the tomb at Riverside Park. All the-
smaller pieces were removed first and
placed in one wagon and then the larger
and grander ones were taken apart and I
packed carefully in the other wagon. Any
floral pieces whose size prevents their being ;
placed inside the tomb will be placed out
side at the entrance to the tomb. A pho
tograph was taken of the catafalque and
flowers , copies of which will be given to the-
Grant family. Every little leaf or flower
or twig that Tell as the. floral pieces were-
being taken from the city hall was eagerly-
snatched up by the spectators , the major
ity of whom were women and girls. Even
the moss on which the pieces rested was in
demand , and before a half hour after the ]
last piece had been taken aw.iy the floor
looked as if it had been swept. The cata
falque and canopy were taken apart and <
carried to Merritt establishment on Eighth
avenue , where they will be placed on exhi
bition for some time to come.
The Commercial Advertiser yesterday \
says : "The financial resources available to-
Mrs. Grant are at present not exactly as-
certainuble , since they are dependent some
what on the action of congress as to the-
balance of the general's relief pay for the-
current year. The receipts from the gener
al's book will be hers. Estimating these-
receipts at 75 cents per volume for an edi
tion of 300,000 copies , she will receive-
$225,000 , or an annual income of $9,000-
at 4 per cent. To this will probably be-
added $5,000 a year as widow of an ex-
president , and the net rental of the Sixty-
sixth street house , which outside of inter
est and taxes , may amount to $2,000. So
that , in all probability , if , as is reported , \
Mrs. Grant has a full life interest in her \
husband's property , she will in the course
of a twelve month or so enjov an income of
$15,000 or $1G,000. This is all independ
ent of the income arising from the trust
fund of $250,000. In that sum of money !
the general possessed the right of disposi
tion , and , until his will is made public it
will be impossible to say whether he has \ (
given his wife a life interest or whether he-
has distributed this money amonghis heirs.
THE SPECTAI DELTTERT SYSTEM.
Arrangements for Putting it in Operation
on October 1.
A circular relating to the immediate de-
.ivery system , which is to be put in opera
tion on October 1 , has been prepared and1
will be sent to postoffices at once. After
quoting section 3 of the postofiice appro
priation bill , which provides the terms
under which immediate deliveries to be
made , the circular says : It has accord
ingly been decided to introduce a special
delivery system on the 1st of October ,
1SS5 , at all postpffices at which it is per
mitted by law , viz. : Those at which the-
free delivery system is in operation , and
those in cities and towns having a popula
tion of 4,000 or over , as shown by the
last federal census. Suitable suppiles o " '
these special delivery stamps will be sent
to any postoffice in the country which may
make a requisition for them and when re
ceived they are to be taken up by the post
master in his account current and ac
counted for quarterly in the same manner
as ordinary postage stamps. They are to-
be sold by postmasters in required amount
and to any person who may apply for
them , but they can be used only for the-
purpose of securing the immediate delivery
of letters addressed to and received in the-
mails at any of the offices designated
as special delivery offices. Under no
circumstances are they to be used in the-
payment of postage of any description or
of registry fee , nor can any other stamps
be employed to secure special delivery , ex
cept the special delivery stamp. The spe
cial delivery stamp must be in addition to-
the lawful postage , and letters not pre
pared with at least one full rate of postage-
in accordance with the laws asd regula refa'
tions must be treated as held for postage ,
even though bearing a special delivery
stamp in addition to the full postage and <
registry fee required by the law and regula .
tions. Special delivery letters will be de
livered by messenger within the carrier
limits of n. free delivery office and within &
radius of one mile from the postoffice and
at all other special delivery offices. Post
masters at fourth-class offices are not en
titled to commissions on special delivery
stamps in any case. No effort will bo-
spared to expedite the mailing of letters
bearing special delivery stamps addressed
to special delivery offices. Special delivery
stamps must be effectually cancelled at the-
office of mailing in the same wav as ordi
nary postage stamps. Letters "bearing a-
spccial delivery stamp in addition to the-
lawful postage may be mailed at any post-
office in the country , but it will not be en
titled to an immediate delivery by messen
ger when addressed to a postoffice to which
the special delivery system has not bee