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Will in the Future as in the Past, keep a full supply of
Also, Qneeware, floor, Feefl, Stoneware, Confectioneries, Cigars and Totoco.
A Liberal share of the Public Patronage is Solicited.
W. S. HARRISON, Proprietor.
Bologna Sausage & Pressed Corn Beef a Specialty.
Tli Trad Suppllsd. Bast Prlcos paid for Caftla and Hogs.
Buckeye Reaper and Mower,
Keystone Corn Planters, Horse Rakes, Weir & Deere's Plows
and Cultivators, Springfield Superior Grain Drills,
Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Iron, Steel and Glass,
Franklin Street,
And the usual line of goods found in a first-class
We can and do meet anybody's prices in
Western Kansas, both
We furnish SULPHUR at bed-rocl? prices. COAL OIL we
have bought 'way down, and on five-gallon lots will make
great reductions.
A full line of staple and fancy Groceries have been added to
our stock. Those who buy of us will get strictly good goods
at low prices.
We have a select stock at prices which defy competition.
Don't take our word for it, but come and see.
Investigation of our goods is invited.
There is an army of Illinois statesmen at
The American Surgical association is in
session at Washington.
The Secretary of the Treasury appointed
Matthew O'Brien, of Louisiana, to be
Supervising Inspector of steam vessels
for the Tenth District, vice Geo. L. Martin,
A southern delegation, led by General
Gordon and Senator Colqujt, called upon
President Cleveland with an invitation to
visit Atlanta during the cessions of the
commercial convention next month
The secretary of the interior has inform
ed tne states tnat tney can taJce a census
thiyear and the national government will
pay the expenses if the regulations are fol
lowed strictly.
Boyd Winchester, of Louisville, has re
spectfully declined the appointment as con
sul to Nice, at a salary ot $1,500 per annum.
It is understood the Henri Watterson will
ask something better for the gentleman,
who has a good law practice.
The secretary of the treasury has receiv-1
ed from the Union Pacific Railroad Com
pany $916,704, of which $633,541 is to he
applied to a sinking fund account, and
$283,163 to the bond and interest account,
in accordance with awards made by the
court of claims, and computations thereon
made by the officers of the interior depart
ment. Commissioner Colman sent the following
to Governor Marmaduke of Missouri: "It
has been determined that I have full discre
tion in regard to the extirpation of pluro
pneumonia. I am preparing rules and reg
ulations under the act ol congress approved
May 20, 1884, to be submitted to the govern
ors of the respective states in order to se
cure their co-operation, and they will be
sent you as soon as they can be prepared.
The rules will be full and effectual."
Red Cloud and agent McGill faced each
other in the office of Commissioner of In
dian Affairs, a few days ago. The old chief
had prepared a number of charges against
the agent relating to the misappropriation
of money, mal-administration of the agency
affairs and attempts to crush him (Bed
Cloud) and destroy his influence. At the
request of the Commissioner, they were re
duced to writing. McGill immediately
made a brief and comprehensive denial of
the charges and after some general discus
sion, further proceedings were postponed.
Mr. Jordon, the newlv appointed treas
urer, was born in New York.fifty years ago,
and has had thirty-two years experience in
the banking business. He began his career
as runner in the Hannibal bank, of New
York city, and rose to the grade of general
bookkeeper. Subsequensly he received an
appointment as cashier of the First Nation
al bank of Fishkill Landing, N. Y., and af
terwards acted in the same capacity for the
Louisiana National bank, of New Orleans.
He became cashier of the Third National
bank of New York in 1864, and was soon
after elected a director ot the hank. In 1881
he resigned the office of cashier, but contin
ued to act as a director and still holds that
office at present.
General Henry J. Hunt, retired, has been
appointed governor of the Soldiers' home
at Washington, vice Col. Samuel D. 8tur
ges, of the Seventh cavalry, and Capt. Robt.
Cotton, retired, was appointed deputy gov
ernor, vice Capt. W. Lyman, of the Fifth
infantry. The changes will go into effect
May 15th, when officers retired will join
their respective regiments. Burgeon (J. C.
Ryan has also been detailed for duty at the
home, retiring Assistant Surgeon Colvin
Dewitt who will report to the Surgeon Gen
eral for duty. Army officials express them
selves well pleased with the action of the
president in placing retired officers in
charge of the Soldiers' home. It was orig
inally intended that the home should be a
retreat for aged or disabled soldiers com
manded by retired officers.
Geo. M. Houston was appointed postmas
ter at Harrifionville, Mo.
Andrew Carnegie of Pittsburg has been
invited to stand for parliament by Liberals
in Scotland.
The Roumanian poet and statesman,
Constantino Re see tt, has passed away at the
age of 71 years.
3 The 63d anniversary of the birth of Gen.
Grant, April 27th, was generally observed
all over the country
Rev. Leonard Wittington, the oldest Con
gregational minister in the country, died at
Newburyport, Mass., aged 86 years.
Mr. Wyman, treasurer of the United States,
tendered his resignation, and C. N. Jordon
of New York was appointed his successor.
Mrs. Strubbs of Indianapolis, died from
laudanum effects taken with suicidal in
tent. She died with her baby in her arms
The refusal of the Illinois senate to con
firm the governor's appointments of peni
tentiary commissioners causes much com
ment at Springfield.
Rev. D. 8. H. Tyng, of New York, has
been found incompetent to manage his per
son or property, which will be given into
the hands of his wife.
Ex-Congressman Whitthorne of Tennes
see wants the assistant secretary ot state "to
go outside the United States to settle a little
matter between them."
The divorce suit against Ross.C. Winans
the millionaire, is a general topic of discus
sion in Baltimore, where he was reared and
lived nearly all of his life.
William Scully, of London, the owner of
SATUKDAT, MAY 2, 1885.
fifty thousand acres of land in Logan conn -
ty Illinois, has arrived in Lincoln with his.
family, to remain six months.
xvsv. ur. j.ayior, me oiaest eraauaie 01
Dartmouth college, whose centennial birth
day was celebrated last December at Au
burn, New York, died on Sunday.
Mr. Lawton of Georgia has declined the
Russian mission, in order to relieve the
President of all embarrassment and to
avoid a possible controversy in the Senate
next session.
Lieutenant Schultze, who is going to Rus
sia to distribute rewards to the people who
succored the Jeannette survives, will carry a
gold medal from the president to the man
who discovered the party in charge of Mel
Judge Andrew Wylie, Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court of the District of Co
lumbia, has ; dered his resignation to
President Cleveland, to take effect on the
appointment and quaiincation of his suc
cessor. A. 8. Finde of Chicago, acting for mayor
Carter Harrison, has entered three heavy
damage suits in the Circuit Court; one for
$200,000 against the Inter-Ocean Publishing
Company; one for $200,000 agaiDst Edwin
LeBrown, and one for $400,000 against the
Inter-Ocean and Edwin LeBrown jointly.
Gen. Grant's physicians, some time ago,
decided that a change to a dryer' atmos
phere would be more beneficial ; that it
would be unwise for their patient to spend
the warm months at the sea shore. Sir.
Drexel has given directions that his cottage
shall be put in order at once for the Grant
family, and will send a quantity of bric-a-brac
aad pictures from his residence in the.
city to make the summer house of the
suffering general as pleasent as possible
Col. Grant says that he belives his fathers
changed condition was due in a great
measure to the many kind and generous
manifestations of public interests and re
gard. It is believed by those in a position
to know that the General will survive the
Birthday cards were S9nt to General
Grant by the basketful, of the most expen
sive and costly kind, from all over the Uni
ted btates. Among the congratulatory
messages received were those from Secreta
ry bf State Carr, of Albany; the Methodist
Preachers' Meeting, in session at 8an Fran
cisco, Bigned by Messrs. C. H. Fowler and
H. B. Peacock; the House of Representa
tives of the General Assembly of Illinois,
signed by Haines; M E. Hand sent the con
gratulations of the public school children
of Gallipolis, Ohic; the old soldier and cit
izens of Dakota territory, without distinc
tion of parly, sent from a meeting held at
Yankton, a series if congratulatory resolu
tions signed by J. SIgerton and E. B. Fow
ler; the superintendent and employes of the
Atchison railway were also heard from; the
public school children of Richmond, Ind.,
sent congratulations they were celebrat
ing tue general's birthday by decorating
and appropriate exercises; from Chicago
came a series of congratulations, signed by
T. Eoierse, Charles E. Uunker, T. yainn;
20,000 people of Topeka, Kas., are assem
bled in mass meet'ng to honor your birth
day and pray for your speedy recovery to
health, signed, R. T. C'ofran, mayor; from
the children o' Avaca, Iowa, numbering
over 500 signatures; M. F. Sander
sent the greeting of Helena, Montana.
The Crystal Spring diBtiiliery at Louis
ville burned.
Austin Texas was visited by heavy and
damaging rains.
Chas. B. Shultz was killed at Chicago by
electricity while fixing a light.
Louis Webster was found guilty of mur
der in the first degree at Jefferson, O.
The body of a female colored child was
found floating in a pond at Quincy, 111.
The Miami Savings bank at Miami, Mo.,
was entered by burglars and robbed ot $6,-
Perryville, a Tennessee river town was
annihilated by an incendiary fire started
by a person seeking revenge on one of the
Vicksburg was visited by a conflagration
that destroyed $250,000 worth of property.
The Herald was burned out and will have j
to suspend for a few days.
R. R. Foster & Co., tea merchants of St.
Louis, whose liabilities are $200,000, made
an assignment of property valued at $125,
000, including a herd of Jersey cattle.
The Cook county grand jury returned in
dictments against Patrick Condon, John
Devnor and'Dutchy" Kiefe for the rob
bery of the ballot box in the Third precinct
at the recent municipal elections,
At No. 9 Gold street, Chicago, early on
Sunday morning, a saloon-keeper named
James Booth was -stabbed and beaten in a
fatal manner by Frank Phelan and an ac
complice, both of whom escaped. Booth
L. Z. Leiter has applied to the superior
court at Chicago for an injunction tore
strain Marshall Field from completing the
foundation for his massive building in the
basement of the former's building, occu-
pied by the fire patrol.
An unknown person placed ties on the
Lake 8hore & Michigan Southern track at
Detroit, causing the early passenger train
to jump the track. The only injury done
was to the locomotive. Obstructions were
also placed on the Bay City road, but dis
coveredin time to prevent injury.
r A fire occurred in the Pullman Palace
Car Shone used for repairing cars at 41st
St. and Pennsylvania Railroad street, Phil
adelphia. The building and contents, to
gether with a large frame building belong
ing to the Pennsylvania Railroad company,
was destroyed. Loss $150,000.
o A fire at Vicksburg recently burned For-
1 nanst's dry goods store, William Brushen's
hardware, Warren fc Sealers' clothing,
i Baum & Co's. stationary, Robert Earnest
jw"Ji ??iwm.o uwuoic, uocpu
Podesta wholesale liquors. United States
signal office, Telephone Exchange, three
residences on Mulberry street. Herald
office, and W. U. telegraph office. Loss
Braclay Johnson, of Greenwich, Conn.,
son of a prominent railroad lawyer, named
J. Augustus Johnson, whi'e walking in the
woods with his mother and sister, shot and
killed them both and then killed himself.
Mrs. Johnson was shot in the back of the
head, and the sister in the mouth, after an
apparent struggle, and again in the eyes.
After the double tragedy, he placed the re
volver to his right eye and sent a bulltt
through his brain. Johnson was insane.
TA special from Warsaw, Mo., says: Joe
Elton, the noted desperado, residing near
Fairfield, Benton county, shot and killed
Clay Jeans, city marshal of Warsiw. The
sheriff of the county, the deputy sheriff and
Marshal Jeans made an attempt to arrest
Eaton, who had been indicted by the grand
jury for carrying concealed weapons, when
he resisted and shot Jeans in the temple,
killing him instantly. Elton was subse
quently shot by the sheriff or deputy, the
bullet taking effect in his abdomen, and it
is supposed will prove fatal.
A Louisville, Ky., dispatch says: Infor
mation has reached hereof a probably fatal
duel which was fought in the country by
two young farmers, John Augusta and Abe
Taylor, living on the Birgetown pike. They
were the rivals of Miss June Greathouse.
They quarrelled and finally arranged a
meeting which took place Wednesday
morning at daybreak. Pistols at fifteen
paces were the weapons. Both men fired.
Augusta, it is thought, will die from a
wound in the groin. Taylor received a
slight wound on the left side. Taylor was
arrested and brought her for trial to-day.
The seventh annual convention of the
Supreme conclave of the Independent Or
der of Heptasophs met at Pittsburg.
Sunday newspapers and Sunday mail ser
vice were condemned by resolution by the
National Reform association at Pittsburg.
Good prices were obtained at a sale of
Jersey cattle in New York. A 2-year-old
bull brought $2,600 and a 6-year-old cow
Gov. Cameron (Readjuster) will call an
extra session of the Virginia legislature to
consider the supreme court decision on the
coupon case.
Citizens of Chattanooga will tender Gen.
Grant the free use of a private hotel on
Lookout mountain, where it is thought he
wille reatly benefited.
The National Reform association mtt at
Pittsburg. It opposes the carrying of the
mails on Sunday, polygamy and the license
of the liquor traffic under any form.
Two Pennsylvania miners went into
prize ring to settle a difficulty, but be tor
the second round was commenced the figh
become a general one among the 300 spec
A woman claiming to be the wife of Ross
Winans, the millionaire, sues for divorce at
New York. She does not claim that they
were ever legally married, but says he in
troduced her as his wife.
Two hundred converts to Mormon ism ar
rived at Castle Garden on the 22d. They
were mainly English and Scotch. There
was eighty men and 120 women in the
party. They left for Utah.
A petition signed by about one hundred
prominent citissns, was forwarded to Gov
ernor Marmaduke from Kansas City, ask
ing him to call a special session of the Leg
islature to deal with thepleuro-pneumonia.
Brooklyn society is stirred up over a
couple of "kid" weddings, one of the brides
being i5 years of age and the groom 19.
The marriages were planned at skating
rinks and the parents will institute divorce
The progress of civilization is reflected in
a proclamation by Governor tfcCurtain, of
tne unoctaw nation, calling upon all prac
ticing physicians to meet medical examin
ers at the principal towns and undergo ex
aminations. Sherman's News Agency says: The Union
Pacific Railway company has just been
served with an injunction, restraining the
company from leasing the Oregon Railway
& Navigation company, in the suit of Er
win. The New York fruit company ha com
menced proceedings at Newport, Ky , to
foreclose a mortgage for $7,000,000 j.iv-n bv
the Cincinnati & Southern railroad. . P.
Huntington has an eye on the property, to
secure entrance to Newport.
The Lewis Cook manufacturing company,
one of the largest manufacturers of car
riages and buggies in the West, has assign
ed. Liabilities, $200,000; assets about the
same. Preferences amounting to $92,000
were given before 'he the assignment was
A dispatch from Chicago, April 22, says:
Mrs. Steenriede, the wife of a Memphis doc
tor, who ran away with her colored coach
man, and came to this city, left for Cincin
nati to-night, and is supposed to have in
tended returning to Memphis. Irwin, the
coachman, is still in this city.
The streets of Moberly, Mo., are again
filled with idle men, they being employees
on the Wabash railroad out on a strike!
Freight trains were abandoned on the 25th
and even the engineers refused to work un
til the eriviencea of the workmen had been
gratified. Passenger trains were unmo
lested. The Valley Spring. (Dak.) Enterprise i
ivs: "We are informed that Mrs. Mattie
Johnson, who lives four miles west of town,
sheto-IiIe cozftt 5 czehstts
was doing her housework when her daugh
ter Anna, two years old, got hold of a bot
tle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, and
in place of naif a teaspoonful as a gentral
dose, drank the full bottle. It cured her
cough and she is doing well."
About a year aeo at Hasle, Denmark, P.
A. Michaelson deposited $39,570 with a
banker, previous to sailing for Halifax, and
took a receipt. He was wrecked on the
steamship Daniel Steinmann, at Snmbro,
and the banker refused to transfer the
money to Michaelson's heirs. The Danish
government instructed its consul at Hali
fax to recover the receipt if possible. A
small trunk which washed ashore last week
was found to contain the precious docu
ment. On April 27 ch, Gen. Grant sent out the
following for publication: To the various
army pests, soceities, public schools, state
corporations and individuals north and
south who have been so kind as to send me
congratulations on my 63d birthday, I
wish to offer my grateful acknowledge
ments. The dispatches have been so
numerous and so touching in tone that it
would have been impossible to answer
them if I had been in perfect health.
Signed U. 8. Grant.
The Iowa Auditor'! statement of the Bur
lington Insmance Company's condition is
a very creditable one. It shows the com
pany to possess 1(100,000 cash capital, aggre
gate cash assets, $451,098 03. Liabilities, in
cluding $100,000 cash capital, re-insurance
reserve and all other liabilities, $321,358 30.
This leaves the old Burlington a net surplus
of $129,740 63. The showing thus made ii
an excellent one and will beget well meri
ted confidence among the insuring public
in this, the oldest of Iowa companies.
Attorney-General Garland on a more
careful examination of law, has reversed his
decision, given nday or two ago, empower
ing the commissioner of agriculture to pur
chnse and slaughter all cattle a til ic ted with
pleuro-pneumonia or other contagious
disease. This confines the commissioner
to simply quarantining measures, and
throws the burden of stamping out diseases
upon the states or individuals as heretofore.
Gov. Marmaduke has been appealed to by
the stockmen of Missouri to call an extra
session of the legislature to establish a
State 8anitary Board, appoint a vetenarian,
and appropriate money to suppress the
The conference of the representatives of
the five important Southwestern cattle as
sociations concluded April 22d in Kansas
City. 8ince the recent Kansas law went in
to effect forbidding the bringing into tha
State. during the summer months, South
em Texas cattle, it has been proposed -o
drive these cattle north to ihe neutral strip
lying south of the Kansas line and west on
this strip to Colorado where they will be
admitted after ninety days' quarantine and
then distribute from there. The ranchmen
interested along the line of the proposed
trail are determined to prevent the propoaf
ed movement on account of the danger o
contagion from Texas feve r end the ques
tion of an avenue to the North rn market
and ranges for these cattle is li ely to be
come a serious one.
Capt. Thomas Phelan, complainant
against Short, who attempted to assassinate
him in Rossa's office, disappointed the
Irishmen of the radical dynamite school,
by returning east to prosecute the case.
His recent journey from Kansas City to ap
pear in court against Short, came to a cau
tious end a few days asoon the New Jersey
side of the Hudson. He sought a secluded,
and, as he supposed, secure place of refuge,
and decided not to take the risk of appear
ing in New York before it was necessary.
Three detectives who sre said to be among
those who have done work in this country
for the British consuls in matters relating
to the dynamite gang, were Captain Phel
an's companions and guards during the
journey east. They and their convoy, it is
alleged, noted at different stages of the trip,
that two men were keeping too close to
them to be entirely chance fellow travel
lers. Phelan wrote District Attorney Mar
tin that his life was in danger and three
detectives were sent to his rescua and he
was taken to New York, where he is now
being guarded.
a saa career.
The divorced wife of Bonanza mil
lionaire recently came to a mournful
death principally from taking chloral,
which unsettled her mind and demoral
ized her whole physical system. Shy
had been weakly and ailing and felt her
need of something to drown her sorrows
and brace her up. Had she taken Brown's
Iron Bitters she would have been invig
orated so that she could have fought her
sorrows off; and enjoyed healthy life.
This valuable medicine cures general de
bility, tones the nerves, strengthens the
muscles and aids digestion.
A special from Panama dated April 26th
8&y3: "The American troops under Com
mander McCella began to withdraw from
the city last night under an agreement with
Aizpurce and the French Consul. The
evacuation of the city destroys American
prestige here. There has been wild rejoic
ing among the insurgents and sympathizers
with them, and property owners anticipate
serious trouble. The Americans are called
cowards and threats are heard on every
side. To-day the American troops with
drew to the Panama railway station. Gen
eral Arilpurce has quarantined to preserve
order in the city, but the insurgents have
again began work.barricading the streets.
Glen Elder Herald: In a school district
near Mayview, there are thirteen bache
lors and one old maid. The average
daily attendance at school is about four.
One could not reasonably except a much
larger attendance when the social and
matrimonial conditions of that people is
taken into consideration.
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