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IRAIi BAKE, Editor aji-dPropbiktor SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One Tear, cash in advance, $1.25. SIx Minths, cash in advance 75 Cents' Entered BUheK'orthPlatte(Kebra8ka)po8toincea8 secoad-clapsmatter. FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1897, C. W. HoxiE, a Lincoln populist, will succeed J. T, Mallalien. as su perintendent of the Kearney indus trial school. Mr. Hoxie is a farmer by vocation. . The statistics show that' 'the poor drouth-ridden state of Kansas" has during- the last twenty-five years produced $779,000,000 worth of corn alone, to sa' nothincf of other crops. nculture and of the general labor interest. To be sure, the success of beet sugar raising1 in other coun tries is due in some measure to the tact that they pay bounties on the product; but if they can afford to pay bounties so can we, if such a policy is necessary in our case: The fact of most importance is that we are buying the bulk of our sugar abroad when we have the means to produce it at home, and other na tions are thus orofitimr by our ne glect of a splendid opportunity. Globe-Democrat. TOLD KAFEW WORDS EVENTS OCCURRING IN ALLSECTIONS SUMMARIZED. Happenings From Home and Abroad Re duced From Columns to tines Every thing But Facts Eliminated For Our Readers' Convenience. The last day of December, 1895. the Wilson-Gorman tariff showed a'deficit of 512,327,722; on the last day of December 189l it showed $37,000,000, and some accounts not yet closed. The most widely advertised man m- Nebraska is the Boone county farmer whose wife recently pre sented him with five babies. No where do women show so much en terprise as in Nebraska. New begun -The capitol building of York is over acre. It was twenty-five years ajro, has cost about $20.00,0000, and the architect wants another million to put a few extra touches on its gables. ,Through an oversight a little ante-elecion squib appeared among the news matter in our our Tues day's edition which, while credited to-a paper, was hardly in keeping with the principles advocated by this paper. . JcpGE Neville, of this city, lias declared in favor of the legislature making a liberal appropriation for the Transmississippi exposition, and will lend his influence in secur ing it In this respect, at least, the Judge believes in standing up for Nebraska. Hundreds of men who went to Lincoln a week ago expecting to secure berths from the state officers elect, or from the legislature, are now returning home weary, disap pointed and foot-sore. They all expected a job, but only one in fifty was successful. The laws of the state should be changed so that every fusionist who wants a soft job could be accommadated. organs The number of Bryan that are berating the republican party because "the promised pros perity has not come" are about as smart as the wolf in the fable that accused "the lamb that stood below him in the stream of muddying the water" which his wolfship was drinking. The republicans will as sume the responsibility when they get there, and not before. Things are still democratic. Inter Ocean. The votes of two or three demo cratic senators for the tariff bill ap pear to be expected by the republi can leaders. They intend to make the bill appeal to intelligent men of moderate views in the opposition parties. That is, while the duties will be adequate they will not be high enough to bolster up the A J 5 t f . , trusts, ana tuey win at tue same time furnish abundant revenue. which at present is a very serious need. IT is said that every pound of wheat and flour exported from this country is needed to pav for our sugar importation. What a shame- ml waste. And Nebraska can sup ply sugar enough to feed the entire United Stutes at that Certainly our people are sleeping" on their possibilities and letting their op- purLuuiues puc on wings ior an early departure. Oh, for a little business horse sense alonr with the political doctoring that we are annually subjected to. Kearney Hub. Friday, Jan. 1. Captain Xathanicl A. Mcrrell died at his home in Dcwitt. Ia.. aeed 67 years. Ho was a member of the Iowa 14th general assembly in the lower house and in the senate during the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th sessions The Illinois legislature is asked to pass a free text book bill by the State Teachers' association Kentucky officers, who accidentally shot an innocent man in Indiana, narrowly escaped lynching At a meeting of trained nurses of Penn sylvania over 50 volunteered their services for the Cuban revolution The remains of John Conlon were found near the rail road tracks at Oakland, CaL, and some boys used the head for a target while practicing with a rifle Reports from the Mexican coffee districts show that the crop will be very heavy An American named Bass has been arrested in St. Sebastian, Spain, on a charge of trying to cash a forged draft for 6,900 pesetas As a protest against the new German law prohibiting speculation in futures, the Stettin Corn Exchange and the Berlin Produce Exchange have decided to sus pend Two Americans named Hurley and Ivastle, who have established hun dreds of watch clubs throughout Mexico, have, it is alleged, defrauded 7,000 sub scribers to the extent of $300,000. Applica tion for the extradition of both men, who are now believed to be in the United States, will be made The authorities of Osceola, la., offered a reward of $550 for the murderer of Mary Gilflllan. The gov ernor has been asked to offer $500 The annual convention of the Des Moines Presbyterian Y. P. C. U. opened at the "United Presbyterian church at Chariton, la., with n large attendance Rev. O. J. Xylandcr, a young Baptist minister who cut his throat with suicidal intent in "West Union, la., several weeks ago. has been adjudged insane and taken to Mendota Builders of the new $S0,000 courthouse at Knoxville, la., have tendered the building to the supervisors, but it has not been accepted. Charges arc made that inferior material has been used The milch cows in Hancock county, Illinois, arc dying of a peculiar disease that resists all treat ment, i lie animals aucctcu lose the use of their legs and arc prostrated. Steers and young cattle are not afflicted. Saturday, Jan. 2. Edward "Wright was hanged at "Wil mington, Del Mrs. A. E. Rinehart, the Denver cyclist, made 110 centuries in '9G xupntnerin is prevalent m Uhicago and a number of deaths are reported Thomas Farrcll was thrown from his car riage at Chicago and fatally injured- 'Iho Miami Powder company's mill at Goes, O., exploded, killing. Tacob Kreitzcp- Anthony Morlcy, a 50-year-old teamster, was run over by a train and killed at La Crosse, "Wis George Durst, a German tailor, committed suicide by hanging him self at Austin, Tex A St. Louis firm has been awarded the contract for laying the drainage pipe? in the City of Mexico Engineer T. S. Hill and Brakcman John Seigrist w;ro seriously injured in a ireignc wrecu at leipsic, u By a ma jority of 2(5 votes the saloons of Texark- ana, Ark., have been thrown open to the public Dr. h. McLcod Smith of Hutch inson, Kas., died in jail at Denver through excessive use of morphine and cocaine Charles "Wilson, arrested at the residence of a prominent Dallas, Tex., business man is believed to be a notorious burglar Mayor Pcnnoycr of Portland, Or., has re fused to accept more than half of his salary, saying tljafc it was too much- Captain T. H. Leslie ehot and killed hia brother-in-law, A. H. Strode, nfcGillett, Ark., in a quarrel, and is now under atr rest Felix Brown and Fred Ashford quarreled over a woman at Courtland, Ala., and fought with pistols, the latter being killed Miss Anna Stephens at Denrer, Colo., ih Might to have been sand bagged, is dead, and investigation showed softening of the brain Proceedings to dissolve the Kansas City live stock ex change, on charge of violation of the anti trust law, have been begun at Topeka Henry Husted, cashier of the Union county National liank, Liberty, Ind., com mitted suicide by hanging in a stable' in the rear of his residence. His financial affairs are in good shape. 4. years connected with journalism In New York city, is dead An explosion oc curred in the Anderson mine at South Mc Alestcr, O. T., in which five miners were killed Ferdinand Zahn, a Chicago saloon keeper, grew despondent because his wife left him, and committed suicide. At Manilla 13 men who were convicted of a conspiracy against the government were shot Owing to the importation of a number of non-union miners into the tunnel, nine miles v?fcst of Ouray, Colo., there is likely to be a strike of miners which will affect about 2,500 men Henry Boese, agol 73, was found dead in bed at the Park Center hotel, New York city Editor Clarence Cook of the Fort "Wayne, Ind., Sentinel, was run over by a street car and his right arm cut off Senator-elect Money, who mysteriously dis appeared from his hotel in Havana, has returned without any explanation of his movements United States Minister "Willis, at Honolulu, who has been suffer ing from pneumonia for some time, has been given up by his physicians Tobacco manufacturers and importers were heard before the ways and means committee and gave their ideas on the tariff legislation necessary Charles Bramlctt, aged 80 years, of Cynthiana, Ky., directed in his will that his body be buried in a tank of old bourbon whisky and his desire will l)e carried out Isaac B. Allen, the colored man who was elec ted a governor's councillor, stated in Bos ton, Mass., that he has been offered $20,- 000 to leave the country for 12 months Several country newspapers in the north western part of Kansas have advertised that corn will be accepted as legal tender for subscriptions at the rate of 20 cents a bushel In a collision on the elevator in Kansas City, Kan., Dr. Adolph Reitrich was seriously injured and Lizzie Fitcher, Hattie Boyd, Fred Cummings, Miss Tosh and Miss Cronin hurt. DECLINED BY ALLISON IOWA SENATOR WILL NOT GO INTO M'KINLEY'S CABINET. Result of His Visit to Canton Upsets the President-Elect's Calculations Sends Telegram to Senator Sherman to Come to Ohio For a Conference. J "Wednesday, .Tan. C. The new "White Star line steamer Del phic was launched in Belfast yards Mrs. Frank Gusman was attacked and probably fatally injured by a mad dog at Huntington, Ind. The convention of the Order of Railway Telegraphers has been called to meet at Peoria May 17- "William Downing and Charles Williams expiated the crime of murder at Norfolk, "Va., on the scaffold General Lew Wal lace Grand Army post at Crawfordsville, Ind., refused to indorse him as a candi date for the United States senate Rich ard Falk and Thomas Hanna, young men oi Indianapolis, playluJly sculllcd over a pocket knife and the blade pierced tho heart of the former, killing him instantly. The dead body of Jacob Gindelbarger of LaGrange, Ind., was given to a medical college in fulfillment of a contract made 15 years ago, Giudelbargcr selling his body for a consideration of $15 Tho body of the l.vte Archbishop Fabre was laid to rest in the crypt of Xotre Dame cathedral at Montreal The panic at Bombay arising from the plaguu has spread to the police, many of whom have abandoned their duties and sought safety in flight Gov ernor Bradley of Kentucky ordered Com pany E, Second regiment of the state militia, located at Lexington, to intercept an alleged tureatencd raid of toll crate rioters Examination of the accounts of Fred M. Inglehart, the Buffalo, X. Y., attorney who was declared insane several months ago, has brought to light the fact that he misappro priated ?5'',,000 belonging to his clients Guthrie, capital city of Oklahoma, has passed a curfew ordinance As a result of a quarrel with her suitor. Miss Ruth Pcdcn, a young lady of Macon, Mo., drowned herself in Muscle Fork creek Major McKinley is reported to be consid ering the ai jointment of Henry Hitch cock of St. Louis to his cabinet to repre sent Missouri By order of Judge Phil lips of the United States court in Missouri, warrants may be issued for illicit liquor sellers before they are indicted James Harvey, the alleged wife murderer of "Wilmington, O., made affidavit charging the crimp upon his father, a Quaker preacher (59 years of age Tho Southern Base Ball league was reorganized at Mont gomery, Ala., with a salary hmjt of $1,000. Powers of New Orleans is president Citizens of Topeka, Kan., have petitioned the city council to prohibit a brass band from playing a certain piece of music con taining a strain keyed very high, claiming it to have caused two deaths. Thursday, .Tan The Second National bank of Erie., Pa. withstood a Dig run on account ot a scare Governor Altgeld has signed six par dons and twenty papers commuting sen fences so far this year The next eon von tion oi tr.o w. u. x. u. win he held in Buffalo Charles G. Conn, ex-proprietor of the Washington Times, has been h dictcd on a charge of criminal libel Henry Ellison shot and killed Sue Collier at Lea Springs, Ark., by accident and sur rendered to the authorities The presi dent has signed the act amending title 60, chapter 3 of the revised statutes, relating to dramatic copyrights .John J, Kelly, aged 7b years, died sitting in a pew attend. ing early mass at the Church of St. Yin- cent de Paul, St. Louis Albert Gielter, ncsponucnt through sickness and lack of funds, attempted to commit suicide by taking morphine at Chicago The su preme court at Jefferson City, Mo., de eded the case of Jones against Pulitzer. m -i . . x here does not seem to be any good reason why the United States j should lag- so far behind other coun-i tries in the production of beet! sugar. The 4,236,000 tons of thatj article produced ill 1895 are cred- i ited mainly to Germany, Austria, ranee. Kussia. Belgium, Holland, and Sweden, our share being only bu.uuu tons; and yet the natural conditions are more favorable h:re than anywhere else in the world. W.e liave a large area of territory in wmcn rue surar oeetcan be success- fullygrovn, but it is persistently devoted to corn and other unprofit able crops. Our farmers do not; realize how much better it would be for them to turn their attention to a product of this kind than to go on clinging to things that do not pay. The consumption of sugar is so large over ou pounds per capita annually that there is no danger of producing more of the raw ma terial than can readily be sold at a good price. We are pavimr a vast sum every year to the foreign producers of sugar which ought to be' kept at home and made to contribute to the prosperity of ag- 3Iomluy, Jan The burglar who robbed the postoffico at Cotopaxi, Colo,, has been captured and lodged m jail at PuelnorrFred Reynolds and Miss Mary E. Friend of Evanston near Chicago, eloped to Racine, Wis., and were married Mrs. Henry Esccrson. a leading society lady at La Crosse, Wis.j fell and hurt herself and died from her injuries The employes of all the mines in Massillon, O., district, about 2,000 men have struck on account of a reduction Johnson Davidson, congressmaiplcpt from the I wenty-fif th congressional dig trictof Pennsylvania, died at Phoenix. A. x. V hilc dnvimr at Chicacro Mrs. James Delaney got mixed up with a fira brigade, was thrown out of her buggy and narrowly escaped death Tom O'Bourko is negotiating with Parson Davies, match ing Denver Smith against Choyniskf for twenty rounds, and the two will meet in February Roswell Beasdsley at North Lansing, N. Y., has completed his 09th year as postmaster, being appointed by President John Quincy Adams m 1S28 j. ne czar is imported ro nave sent a mes sage to the suitan recommending him to f eriously consider tiie remonstrances and ad vice of the powers regarding the reforms asked Mrs. T. "W. Espey of Kawsns City attempted to commit suicide by tak ing morphine on account of ill health, but the unexpected arrival of hr husband and a physician saved her life John Wen dell Smith, whose correct name is said to be Del Mastock, who is supposed to have come from Kentucky, committed suicide in the Amnesty hotel, New' York city, by turning on the gas A cyclone wrecked dcarlv every building in South Benton, Ark., and passed on in a northeasterly direction, damaging even- building in its path. In an outhouse near the depot a tramp was killed Mayor Swift, has named F, "W. Poek, .J. S. Miller, "W. A. Giles, A. H. Bevel and J. F. Fulton dele gates from Chicago to the co?) veijriou at Tampa, Fla., to discus3 methods of forti fying the gulf and sont Atlantic ports. Tuesday, Jan. .". Advices from Koine say that the pope is slightly indisposed Senator Thurston f Nebraska will have a conference with Major McKinley some time this week E. S. Drqycr, head of the banking firm of E. S- Dreyer & Co. is dying at Chicago Michael 3. McGrath, lor a number of for the control of the Post-Dispatch of St. Louis, in favor of Jones A carload of prisoners, consisting of Indians, negroes and whites, has been shipped from Fort Smith, Ark., to the United States prison at Columbus, O. The recent blizzard and snow storm stopped all traffic from the south and west into Stromsburg, ;seo., since rsiruruay anci tho snow ploy Jas ditched at McCool The newsboys of Washington, D. C, have been denied the privilege, by the commis sioners of the district, of crying their pa pers on the streets on Sunday. They have decided to fight the order The New York fire department, board of public works and city authorities will present a bill in the New York legislature asking that the limit jn height of buildings in that city be made 175 fjfeitfe Governor Altgcld of Illinois commuted the sentences of Charles G. ami Frank K. Meadowcraft, convicted of reciving deposits up to the time their bank in Chicago was placed in the hands of a receiver The Transmis- souri committee of the Western Passen ger association referred the matter of summer tourist rates to a special com mittee, selected from the Gulf, Santa Fe, Rio Grande and Rock Island roads Commissioner Kerr of the board of health, Chicago, has notified President Halle of jthc board of education that the water sup ply to public schools will be turned off un less iiicans. of purification is adopted to protect childroii. ' Bank Cashier Siiichfc.s. B4J.17M0UE, Jau, , Richard Corne lius, cashier of the Farmers' and Mer chants' bank, lias committed suicide by drowning. Ballard's Snow Liniment. This invaluable remedy is nnn t.hnf. ought to be in every house ho!d. It will cure your rheumatism, neuralgia. sprains, cuts, bruises, burns, frosted feet and ears, sore throat, and sore chest. It 3'QU have a lame back it. will nnrn if. U penetrates to jthe seat of the disease. It will cure stiff joints and contracted musoloa after all ' other remedies h failed. Those who h or years have used Ballartls Snnw T.in. iment and thrown awav their and been able to walk as well as over. It will cure you. Price 50 cents. Rnlrt by North Platte Pharmacy. J. C. Biinh. Manager. i Cantox, Jan. 7. Senator Allison re niained at the McKinley home till train time yesterday afternoon. He left in a most happy frame of mind, saying aa he shook hands with the President-elect Goodbye, goodbye and God bless you is iny prayer and yours too, I pre sume. Senator William 0. Allison has for the third time declined the proffer of an Ohio-born president to accept a position in his cabinet. This is the position that President-elect McKinley finds himself in as the result of his conference wdth Senator Allison. The interview with Major McKinley lasted from 10:30 unti 1:15, when the gentlemen sat down to lunch together. Senator Allison expressed his fullest sympathy with and good wishes for tho incoming acministration and expressed his desire to do all he could to promote its welfare. He was decisive in his statement, however, that he conld not, with the new senatorial term beginning with tho administration, give up his place in the senate for an administrative office, In explaining his regrets at not being able to accept a cabinet position Senator Allison gave the president the heartiest assurances of his co-operation in the senate, where, he said, he felt that he could be of far more benefit both to Major McKinley and the Kepublican party than by taking up the intricate and difficult task which must fall upon the shoulders of a cabinet officer. The decision of the Iowa senator to remain outside the new administration is doubt less much of a disappointment to Major McKinley. His refusal opens up anew the entire cabinet situation, and all the old problems and complications in which the Ohio situation is most prominent, are now opened afregh, It issaid that the last thing Major McKiuley did be fore leaving Canton for Cleveland was to wire a request to Senator Sherman to come to Ohio for consultation. FORM A STATE LEAGUE.- Silver Forces of Nebraska Organize For the Campaign. Lincoln, Jan. 7. The meeting of the Nebraska Bimetallic league was called to order at 2:30 p. m. by John Jeff coat of Omaha. He introduced Rev. James Mailley, chaplain of the house, who in voked divine blessing. The permanent organization was effected by tho election of Cunningham R. Scott of Omaha as president, and James Stockham of Custer county as secretary. There was a majority and a minority report, the latter favoring greenbacks, and oyer this the delegates argued for nearly two hours. It was finally de cided to make tho minority report a por tion of the whole platform. In sub stance the resolutions declare for the formation of the "Nebraska Bimetallic Union,'' under direction of four committeemen. Thev declare for the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 10 to 1, without the consent of any other nation ou earth, and declare that the money question is the paramount issue of the day and will remain so until 1900. The minority report added as follows: 'And we demand that all money, Whether gold, silver or paper, shall be co'ued by the government and shall be full legal tender for nil debts, public and private." There was developed some opposition to this, but it was adopted by a large majority. A card from W. J. Bryan was read in which he volunteered to subscribe $100 toward the expenses of the organi zation for the ensuing year. Victory For Quay. HARitisppEG, Jan. G. The factional! Republican contest for "the succession to the seat hi the United States, senate oc cupied by J. Donald Cameron, which has kept the people of the state in a fever heat for mauj weeks, wns fiually settled last night in the joint part cau cus of the Republican members of the legislature, who chose State Senator Boies Penrose of Philadelphia as the man upon whom tho honor shall be be stowed. Of the 215 Republicans in the legislature, 211 were present and voting. Of these voters Penrose received 133; ex Postmaster General John Wanamaker, 75; Senator Cameron, 1; Congressman Robinson, 1, and Superior Court Judge Charles E. Rice of Wilkesbarre, 1. Three St. Paul Hanks Closed. St. Paul, Jan. 5. As a direct result of the closing of the Bank of Minnesota, two weeks ago, which created new dis trust among depositors and started runs on a number of city banks that were re puted not to be as strong as the deposit ors wished, three St. Paul banks, the Germania, the Allemauia and the West Side, none of them national institutions. all closely associated have closed their doors, one being in the hands of the .state bank examiner and the others KEWS OF NEBRASKA.1 SWEPT BYABHZZABD Iirickmakcrs to Meet. Lincoln, Jan. 4. The Nebraska Brickmakers' association will meet annual session in and21. this city Jan. 10, m 20 HEAVY FALL OF SNOW IS GENERAL THROUGHOUT NEBRASKA. Birklianser Fills Vaudcrroort's Shoes. j Lincoln, Jan. 5. P. W. Birkhauser j has been named as the successor to Paul j Vandervoort upon the board of fire and j police commissioners of Omaha. j From All Farts of lite Woat l.eportr. of Damages ly Flootls ami Storms Arc llcing Received In Illinois n Ilexxvy Ilaia lias ased "Washouts In Missouri. KTotor Line Changes Hands. Norfolk, Neb., Jan. 3.- E. A. Bul lock and H. II . Patterson bought the street railway motor line at private sale from the General Electric company of Chicago. Corpse In the Missouri. Bellevue, Neb., Jan. 1. The badly decomposed body of August Diem, a Swiss, GO years of age, was found floating in tho Missouri river opposite Bellevue. ISluzc at Xor folk. Norfolk, Neb., Jan. 1. The general merchandise stock of C. E. Shurtz was heavily damaged by smoke and water, resulting from an obstinate fire in tho basement. Estimated loss, $10,000; in surance, $S,000. Thurston Returns to the Capital. Omaha, Jan. 5. Senator Thurston left last evening with his wife and son, Clarence, for Washington. The senator is of the opinion that the session and extra session will detain him at the capital into the summer. Voluntary Liquidation of a Rank. Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 31. The Farm ers' and Merchants' bank of this city gave notice last evening that no further deposits will be received after this date, and that all depositors can have 100 cents oa the dollar, on demand. T i "Will Go Out of Uusiness. Crete, Neb., Jan. 2. The Crete Na tional bank closed its doors yesterday and went into voluntary liquidation. Deposits are only $12,000 and will bo paid on demand by the First National bank, where money is deposited to pay them. The Crete National has on hand in cash 57,000 and only closed because the business did not pay. uhan Muss Meeting. Omaha, Jan. 1. A largely attended mass meeting was held here last night, ! his homo in Evan.-ton and adopted u stirring address to con- j gress and the people at large, calling for ! the recognition of the Cuban patriots as belligerents by the United States gov ernment. Senator Thurston and Con gressman Mercer were present and made tho principal addresses. Cochin 1 1 .Sentenced to Thirty Years. UKEELEY, UOlO., Jail. 1. A. Jj, Cochran, the cattle rustler, who is well known throughout tho northwest, has been sentenced to 30 jears in prison for cattle stealing. It is said that Cochran is under indictment in Kimball county, Nebraska, for the murder of Paul Rose, the stockman whose cattle was found in his possession when he was arrested, aud for the theft of which he was found guilty in this state. 1511 iott Sent ITp For Life. Omaha, Jan. 1. Judge Baker today sentenced Charles H. Elliott, convicted of murder in the first degree, to life imprisonment for the killing of his roommate and friend, Gay Hutsonpiller. Judge Baker told Elliott it was very fortunate for him; that the jury had the right to fix the penalty, for had it been otherwise the judge said he would have l-cceived tho severest penalty known to law. ' Chicago, Jan. 4. From all parts of the west reports of damages of floods and storms during the last iii hours are coming. In Illinois heavy rain has fallen, streams are flooded, making roads im passible and damaging winter wheat. Joliet is threatened with one of the worst floods in its history. Hickory and Spring creeks are out of their banks and the Des Plaiues river and the lower level of tho canal has raised 16 inches. Families are moving ont of their houses and lowlands are flooded. Water is ! sweeping through the lumber yards and ' the Rock Island track is submerged in the vicinty of Lacou. "Wheat has been damaged badly by the 24 hours rain and the roads are impassible. The Sangha mon river is rising, threatening destruc tion to thousands of bushels of cribbed corn, it lias rained lor bO Hours and is still raining, but growing colder. South Dakota suffered a severe snow storm, which prevailed all day yester day. The snow drifted and a railroad blockade is feared. In western Kansas there has been much trouble because of the snow pack ing across the trades and trains havo been held at eating stations until the tracks can be cleared. Nebraska is suffering from the worst blizzard it has experienced for years. Snow was YZ inches ou the level last night and the wind piling great drifts six and seven feet high. Trains are delayed in tho vicinity of Hastings. Last night a blinding snow was falling and a sharp wind blowing. At Grand Island there was five feet of snow in the Union Pacific railroad yards. Telegraph service is greatly impeded. Rudy Is Rreoveret. CinCAGO, Jan. 3. "W . A. Hammond vice president of the National bank of Illinois, is missing. Some of his effects were found this morning on the lake front, at the Dempster street pier, near The recent sen sational failure of the bank, of which Mr. Hammond was vice president, is supposed to have led to his disappear ance. Mr. Hammond retired as usual last night. This morning the members of his family on going to his room, found it empty. Search -was begun for hini, and it finally led to the Dempster street pier. There they found a num ber of private papers in Mr. Hammond's handwriting, This convinced the searchers that he had probably com mitted suicide by jumping into the lake. The federal lifesaving crew at Evanston was immediately notified and began a quick search for the bod. A tug was also wired for to come from Chicago for the same purpose. The coroner at 1:50 o'clock this after noon was advised that the body of Mr. Hammond had been recovered from the lake. The body was taken to the Evans ton police station. The body was found at the foot of Church street, five, blocks north of where he is supposed to have jumped into the lake. It was discovered by two boys, who informed the police. NUNS PERISH IN FLAMES. Seven at Roherval, Quehec, Cremated In a Rnrning: Convent. Roberval, Lake St. John, Que., Jon. 7. The lives of seven Ursuline sisters were lost today in a fire that de stroyed tho convent of Our Lady of Lake St. John at this place. The estab lishment was controlled by the Ursu lines of Quebec, a cloistered order and the oldest religions sisterhood in Can ada. The names of the dead are as fol lows: Sister Providence, Miss Eliza Gosselin of St. Jean Chrystostome. Sister TJrsule Miss Rose Gosselin of St. Jean Chrystotomc. Sister Annie, Miss Emma Lcstourneau of Quebec. Sister Louise, Miss C. Gnrneau of St. Foys. Sister Antoino de Spadua, Miss Laura Hudon of Hebertvillc. Sister Domique, Miss Bourillc of Dos Chambault. Sister Paul, Miss Louise Girard of Roberval. "When it was known that tho con vent was on fire, there was consterna tion in the village. Ordinarily, in that institution there were almost 50 youug ladies under tuition, besides a number of nuns, novices, etc., making a total of almost 100. Most of the students, how ever, were away on their holiday vaca tion. The utmost confusion prevailed at the scene of the fire. Nuns and pupils rushed from tho place. All the young ladies, so far as can be learned, es caped. Today they are quartered comfortably and so far none are reported missing. "With the nuns, however, the case was diiterent. Theirs was tno especial care of looking after the young girls, and when the roll was called seven of the older women did not re spond. They were overtaken by the flames and smoke and perished. The loss is estimated at 75,000, with only about 12,000 of insurance. FIT2 HAS SIGNED THE ARTICLES. Stuart Guarantees to Find a Place For the Heavyweights to 3Ieet March 17. New Yokk, Jan. 5. At Jersey City today Bob Fitzsimmons signed Dan Stuart's articles for a fight with Cor bett. He agreed to do everything in the articles, but objects to Stuart's having the money for a picturo of the fight offered by the kinetoscope people. Stuart agreed that if money was re ceived for a picture it would bo equally divided between Fitzsimmons, Corbctt and himself. The fight will take place on March 17 for a purse and a side bet of 5,000 to 10,000. aicCullash's Death Was Accidental. St. Louis, Jan. 3. The coroner's jury in the inquest on the remains of Joseph B. McCnllagh, editor of The Globe: Democrat, has given a verdict tq tlje effect that the deceased came tq his. death by failing from a wandow while attempting to escape from the effects qf escaping gas, the result of an accident.. UNDER CONTROL QF THE BEAR. Short Sellers Caused the Vuloadiu of Loiifj "Wheat Tn Large Oiiantities, CmcAOO, Jan. 0. Wheat today for the first time in months caino undor the control of tho hears. Short sellers caused the unloading of long wheat in largo qunntitjes and tho result was a very weak market aijd l?.fc not loss fop the day at tneelo.se. Corn Jost ?ac; ont.i, Jgc! 2$c Closing State Normal School liuiiding Destroyed. Pjsrj;, Jan. 0. While the wind was blpwing a gale yesterday the dormitory building at the State Normal school was discovered to be pn fire, and despite tho efforts of citizens, students and mem bers of the faculty, was completely de stroyed. The other buildings were threatened, but were saved by hard work. The Eev. B. Bedell, who was aiding the fire fighters, was struck by falling bricks and narrowly escaped with his life. He is badly hurt, but will probably recover. The loss is about 30,000, .with no insurance. Kdilol' Uses ;r Gun. Cijlbeksox, Neb., Jan. 'G. A long standing political feud between M. J. Abbott, editor of the Hayes County Re publican, and Jali H. .Ohristner, Re publican state committeeman, culmi nated in a street encounter at Hayes Center, in which Christner soundly thrashed the editor, After the men had . been sejaratqd aud Christner had ' walked away, Abbott, it is claimed, ' drew his revolver and fired at his enemy, inflicting a wound in tho back. Christ ner is not badly wounded, but there is some fear of further trouble between tho two men. makinc assignments. TVnrimr rh Hm high . : T A 4 1 l that had intervened sjnee the closing of the Bank of Minnesota, the Germania bank paid out $225,00Q to frightened de positors, and early yesterday the direc tors concluded they would stop the drain and make an assignment to the cashier, Peter M. Keerst. Union Pacific Keceivers meet Omaha, Jan. 7. There was a confer ence of Union Pacific receivers at head quarters here today. Receiver Mink said only routine matters were consid ered. The receivers will go to Salt Lake city tomorrow to witness the severance of th Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern from the Union Pacific svs- em. Mr. Mink stated that a comnanv iad'be.eh formed to buy the Short Line at the foreclosure j reached near) the two lines wilUig Operated by a coin- ' Fencrof All": pany friendly to the Union pacific. Lightning is zigzag because as it condenses the air in tho immediate advance of its path it flics from side to side in order to pass where there is tho least resistance to its progress. Depositors to He Paid In Full. Lixcolx, Neb., Jan. 7.- Cashier Wil bur of the Omaha Savings bank, which closed its doors a few days since, has been in Lincoln with Mr. Morris, tho bank's attorney, and at a meeting of the State Banking board they presented for ' approval a bond guaranteeing the settle-! ment in full of all claims within four ! years. The bond was signed bv men nf financial standius:, who onalified Jor more than $2,000;000. The State Banking board approved the bond and issued a fqrnial order to Bank Examiner Dodder to turn the institution over to its officers. " ' j pled Crahtrce of Ilcatrico. ! Li.vcolx, Jan. 3. Yostorday closed ' the business of the State Teachers' as-: scciation, the most interesting part of the last session being the election of of ficers, as follows: President, J. W. Crabtree, Beatrice; secretary, Lillian Stoner, Valentine; treasurer, C. R. At kinson, Fairbury. Superintendent Pearse of Omaha offered a resolution in viting 7he National Teachers' a-?-K;ia-tion to meet in Omaha in lSO-i. This was adopted. The total onroimit-ut ly 1)00 this year. L. B. nice was made chairman Heavy Losses ly Floods. St. Louis, Jan. 7. Reports continue to come in of heavy losses along tho Gasconde river and smaller ttreams tributary to the river. On account of the bridge between Richland and "Wayncsville being washed away no re port as to the extent of damage done on the east side of the river can be obtained. Jiuudreds of head of stock from Texas and points south, which were en route ts this city to tie shipped, have been de layed on account of the high water for several days, which will entail a heavy loss to shippers. Inventor Makes a Fortune. Sleepy Eye, Minn.. Jau. 7. Grant Bramble, who invented and patented a wonderful rotary engine, transferred the right to manufacture and sell the engines to Henry Francis Allen, repre senting the Allen syndicate of England, for $'3, 100,000. This sale is for only the United States, England and Germany, France and Europe having been pre viously sold for over ?4,000,000. Tho inventor yet controls the engine for Mexico and the Canadian provinces. "Western Association Meets. Buklixctox, In., Jan. 7. At a meet ing of the representatives of the West ern Baseball association it was decided to admit F. G. Pahuer, owner of the St. Joseph franchise, to the association. Each member is required to deposit by Feb. 1 a forfeit of .o(K) to play the sea son out, to stay within the $iK)0 salary limit, not to farm or loan players, and to incorporate under the laws of the state by Feb. 1, under nenalty of for- pork and ribs each oc, and l&rd, prices: "WHEAT May, SlJo- CORN Jan., Ja ; May, 23J42.Mc OATS Jan., loftc; May, 18gi0c. PORK Jan., $7.53; May, $7.&). LARD-Jan., SU.SO; May, $3.93. RIBS Jan., 3.S5; May, S3.93a3.97j. Cash quotations: No. a red whoat, 8387c; No. 2 spring, 79c; No. 3 corn, 20c; No. 2 oats, lOfftc South Oinaiia Live Stock. South Omaha. Jan. 0. CATTLE Receipts. 1,000; 10c lower; native bcof steers, ?3.70&4.70; western steers, W.00'(a.80; cows and heifers, ?2.65d.50; canners, S1.50i2.50; stockers and feeders. ?3.00fe:j.9J; calves, $8.0085.0 ; hulls, staj;s, etc., $I.75($a.-S. 1 HOGS Reee-jts, S&X); steady: heavy, $3.20 3.35; mixed. $3jy&sa.23; light, S3..t3p0,- h'tflk of whs,' $3.25 (S.-J.r'O. ' -t SHEEP-Receipts,' 00j i-troiisj fair tM choice natives, $2.8 QZ.Tj: fair to choice west cni3,$2.50Sa.J0; common and stock sheop, $2Ji5 Q3.25; lambs, $i. Oft".. 0. A Ifovel Idea In Tunnollnsr. A wire carrier or tram to carry baskets or tubs of coal or earth is among the recent achievements. An electric cable is arranged trolley fashion, and below it is a thick wire Cable so put up as to sustain tho baskets by means of a series of email wheels attached to a handl: Thego roll upon the wire and 'aiiu kept in place by long ears that ex tend below tho wire pn either sido, The cable is in the form of an eloiir gated letter O, the upper or homo end having a simple transferring device to admit of its being started pgain without unnecessary delay. There is a grip attached to each bas ket, and a catch for dumping the contents is affixed to a stout posfc placed at the desired point. A man may go down with a light load, or feiting the deposit and losing the frau- the basket may bo sent and looked chise. Ilecoiiies Member of a I'aiikiu Firm. Sax Francisco, Jau. 7. Private ad vices from New York state that George Crocker, the- San Francisco millionaire, who, yesterday purchased $1,500,000 worth of property in New York, has become a member of the New York banking firm of Price, McCorniick fe CJo. Crocker is one of the sons of the jate Charles Crocker, wliQ, with Stan ford and Huntington built the Southern Pacific and he inherited several millions from his father. )f tho legislative committee. Ppnclonsbu Testimony. Cliaa. IJ. Hood. OroljGr nnd'-Manufnc-turor'n Agent Columbus, Qhiq cortitios that Dr. Kiu'h ow Uiwtuvnry litis no equal as u ooutfh remedy. J, P. llrown, : I'rop. ht,.JauuH Uutol, Ft. Wnynno, Ind., Churned With Kiuhczzlciurtit. Kansas City, Jan. 7. William 13. j Porter, cashier and confidential clerk for ! the Buford & George Manufacturing company has beeu arrested charged with , the embezzlement of 5,000 of his cm- i plovers' funds. Although Porter h;is ; been employed by the company for over ; nine years and was implicitly trusted, he j is aid to have squandered money re ; centlv as a result of associating with n fast set. after by a caretaker stationed at tho dumping point. This arrangement is susceptible of many uses. Passen ger baskets might be arranged to carry people over places where it would be impossible or too expen sive to build railways, or where there was not sufficient traffic to make them pay. Light freight, par cels and the like could be taken in the same way. At points whore rri quem; stops wcrw not required this rdun could bo made exceedingly (f feotive. New York Ladiror, Turkish Knlara, Mohammed, the fouadw of Ife&tft is not reckoned uikhi& t-be caUMfe being the prophet. The first cj$Jpt was Omar I, who nacentied til throne by virtue of ejection ia From tlmt time until th5 defeat antt dentil of Al Moeteett i HQ caliphs ruled. A noted physician snj3 ono of ttw finest remedies for liver disorder! If to bo found in apples, entun iw, ov baked if the raw fruit is not easily Of course, a disordered A writer jn the London ftK'nlfui (leclares that tho greatest aid to dj gestion is conversation nt ntohfy and that laughter is ulmoMt u viv for dyspepsia. toHtldim tlmt ho wiih onred of a o'iif,'h of digested. I... IV. n i. i i tn of apples will do a great deal toward clearing and beautifying th akin two yoitrH Huuuhng, oiuiaod by la gnppo, ver causes tho complexion to be Morrill, MiiMwinavilU Msa, biivh Unit mlU(y u Iuih and reooiiuiiemlod it and novur knew it to fiul and would rathor liiivo it than any dnntor, heoniieo it HhviijH lairee. .Mrs. Hamming 222 J3. SJftlh Ht , Phiimjfu, always Uoouh it at lwti.il unit tmd mi fuar nf uruun. because t liiBtnntlt rulwes. Frco TrinI Bottle , JJiem freely Hi A V blreiU'a drug store, 3 Eat them raw, if no inconvenience is experienced ; otherwise have them baked or stewed and partake of Try mit lliuwa tpml r vour innibk? jr gt feoUfc nd t reiw. This mediete fete found to b peculiarly adapted to tike reUef and car-- of aU faaak comnlniates exertin a wonderful dirwt inttaeaco ia jjmnR strength and tunc to U or?as If you hare kw of aopetitos co4etpa tkm, hodacbe. faianne sks orftre nervous, sleooloe. accitabfe. wwtaneikttK or troubled wiih dnoqr slte, Kssfcrt Bitters is tho medicine you a si HtHh .ind strength are i:uRmu!tvd bv its vsa Fiity coats and SI. 00 at StrettW drug store. 3