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i THE .TBIBUNE. . A. II. CUFF ROTH , Publisher. McCOOK. - : : : : NEB NEBRASKA ITEMS. The Index says dozens of men can find employment at Doniphau. Liberty Journal : Last Wednesday the B. &M. passenger train from Greto was a little behind time and came thundering down the grade between Blue Springs and Wymore at faster than the usual speed , and when it came to whore the wagon road crosses the track between the two towns It rim into a horse and buggy , 'killing the ani mal instantly and knocking the buggy into pplintera. The driver was hurfed violently from the buggy and is seriously injured. The man was from Kansas , and was up in that neighborhood dealing in horses , lie will leave a wife and family should he die , which will , we fear , prove to be the case. Greenwood Eagle : Frank Williams , a boy about fifteen years of age , living'near Elmwood , collected $55 of his employer's money and skipped the country. He was traced to Lincoln , and in a short time was in the clutches of the law. All but $13 of the money was re covered. He admitted the charge preferred against him and was placed under bonds to appear at the next session of the district court. Ainsworth News : Williams Clark has the honor of shipping the first car-load of grain ever sent out from this place. It was his flax crop which averaged over 10 bushels per acre. Mr. Clark got his claim last fall of Uncle Sam for $14 , and it is to-day worth $2,000. It requires nothing but grit and energy to make success in this country. E. H. Winney has started , a paper at ellwood , Butler county the Monitor. Friend Telegraph : Mrs. Murphy , living about five miles south of town , met with a serious accident one day lost week. It seems that while in the act of staking out a cow sue in some way became entangled in the rope , when the cow stampeded , drag ging her some distance to a cornfield , and reaking her leg in throe places. Dr. Hewit reduced the fracture , and at last accounts ho was getting along as well as could be ex- cctcd. } . ' J. Smith , of Lincoln , who has built and operates creameries in various parts of the state/ia to start ono of these pajing con cerns at Table Kock. * Valparaiso expects the number of new buildings erected this season to reach one hundred. J. H. Livingstone , a bricklayer at work on ono of Omaha's new buildings , fell from a third-story window Wednesday morning a distance of 40 feet. He mashed his right thigh , brokohis leg in two places and fractured several ribs. Fremont has raised it dog tax to So. Cedar Rapids is sure of a railroad within a year. Civilization progresses. The Chinese lauudryman at Blair advcrtifees in the pa pers. Burglars recently went through the saloon of Hill & Miller at Juuiata. They drilled a hole in the safe , put in a charge of powder and blew the door open , getting as a reward between four and five hundred dollar : * . The Hardy Herald complains that some parties were out with their dogs mur dering polecats in the south end of the town one night and made the night hideous with their yells , etc. Valentine Reporter : A report has reached this place to the effect that the teams sent out by Peter Donoher a few days ago with supplies for the up-country ranches , had lost the trail and went upon the reservation , where they were picked up by the ; indlan police and taken to Pine Kidgo agency. If they were captured while going up'Agont McGlllIcuddy will inako it hot for them , for they had a large amount , of whisky on board for a saloon that ia being run near the reservation. Murder Council Bluffs. COUNCIL BLUFFS , Iowa , September 24. Shortly after 6''o'clock this evening , Dr. A. B. McKune , a prominent physician and druggist of this city , was shot and in stantly killed by ono Dr. E. D. Cross. The murdered man was on his way to supper , when ho met Cross , between whom there was an old standing feud. Some words passed between them , when , it is said , they came to blows , resulting in Cross drawing a revolver and shooting McKune through the body. The murderer .gave himself up and is in Jail. lie claims he did the shooting in sclf-def enso. The deceased has been a prac ticing physician hero the past fourteen years. Cross came here four years ago from Baltimore , but was generally shunned by the balance of the profession. A year or two ago he waa the principal witness against McKune in an alleged abortion case , of which the latter was charged , Cross seem ing desirous to secure an indictme'nt against him , but failed. Since then both have been hoetile , but never came together until this evening , with the fatal result noted. Mc- Kuno leaves a wife arid aged parents , the latter in Pennsylvania. He was 45 years of age and a well known physician and surgeon , a member of the state and western Iowa medical society. Cross is an eclectic doc tor of erratic ideas and is regarded by some craHi.'The coroner's adjourned as a sort of a Jury journed until to-morrow without taking tes timony. i m St. Patrick's Pills , The great Irish Cathartic , cleano the system , purify the blood and regulate- the liver and bowels. They are wigar coated. > , V * ' NEWS OF THE WEEK GENERAL. Cable oars crossed the Brooklyr bridge on Monday for the first tune. Th < fare is five cento , and time of the trip eighl minutes. The old mill in Menard county , Ills. , referred to in all the biographies of Abra ham Lincoln , burned Sunday night with all its contents. It was originally built in 182 ! ! by William G. Greene , better known as "Slicky" Greene , who afterwards took Lincoln into partnership under the firm name of Greene & Lincoln. It was at the mill the old stern was kept at which Lincoln and the enrly settlers of his state traded. The property was not very valuable. It was Insured for $2,500. While being charged about 4:30 Mon day morning , the large still in Ingaff , Flcischmann & CO.'H distillery , Blisville , N. Y. , exploded , setting fire to the still building , which burned to the ground. John Inedekcr , Htillman , was fearfully burned , and Internal Revenue Officer Cook sustained severe injuries by jumping out of the window. Damage , $10,000. Shortly before 1 o'clock Tuesday af ternoon Lyman Blair , of the long-established and heavy grain commission firm of Blair & Blair , Chicago , was found lying in a room of the upper floor of his residence dying from a gun-shot wound , and the recently discharged gun beside him. He expired a few minutes later without having spoken. The rumor was circulated on 'change Just before the close that he had committed sui cide , and this caused a fluctuation in grain and provisions. The coroner's jury re turned a verdict of accidental death. It ap pears Mr. Blair was preparing to go huntIng - Ing , and it is supposed that while handling Ills gun itwas accidentally discharged. He was in good spirits and there is no reason to -upposo a case of suicide. The eastern syndicate which recently purchased the Denver , Utah & Pacific road javo $850,000 for it. J The business failures of the week lumber 160 , against 188 the previous week A Fargo special says : Five miles > ast of Valley City Friday morning the east > ound passenger train collided with an en jlno which was returning from helping i reight train up the hill. Both were running it full speedand were badly wrecked. The ) assenger engine , tender and baggage car vere thrown from the track. The engineer f the passenger was badly injured and his ireman caught in the wreck and roasted live. The passengers were shaken up , but tone seriously injured. The blame is at > ached to the engineer of the lone engine , le knew the passenger was late and had'the ight of way. The engineer and' fireman urnped and escaped with a few bruises. Thousands of people visited the wreck if the propeller Colorado Sunday , which lursted her boiler about six miles out of Jnffalo , N. Y. , Saturday night. The kTecked propeller belonged to the Commer- ial line , -and was one of those about which here had been so much litigation recently a the Holt-Ensign suits. The Colorado ras built in 1660 , and carried two boilers rith compound engine. The ouo on the star- oard side was the one that bursted. Value f vessel , $60,000 ; insured for SoO,000 , 'his does not cover the loss by explosion , 'he cargo was a mixed one and Is not con- idered injured much. The bodies of the ivo missing men were not found. It Is be- eved they were blown to atoms into the ike. The boiler turned a complete Bome lult and landed fifty feet away in the stern f the boat. The department of agriculture has scelved advices from Liverpool that a cargo E 1,000 sheep from Canada have been rdered slaughtered on account of ono sheep ild by the authorities there to have been ifected with scab on landing. CBTMK. Decision waa rendered Wednesday in ic case of "Frederick Kor , who absconded > Peru with $50,000 worth of sccurtles be- mging to Preston , Keau & Co.'s bank , er made application for release of arrest a the ground that he was kidnapped from eru , and was not properly or legally under Test. The decision of Judge 3IcAJlistcr smands Ker to custody. The decision is , proper writs of arrest are issued by the mrt having jurisdiction of the crime , those rits are operative , no matter how the risoner was brought within the territory of mrt's jurisdiction. The caeo will go to the ipremo court. At Lafayette , Ind. , Monday afternoon , i the absence of the family , Emma , daugh- r of Cephin Atkinson , a wealthy farmer , as murdered by an unknown person. She as horribly gashed by a knife wound. The small jail at Ashville , Ohio , was arned Monday. One prisoner , name un- iown , bu.ned to death. He was an um- rella mender. It is claimed he cume from icDayton.Soldlers'Home. He had con- derable money , and it Ih thought he was urdered and the building burned to con- ial the crime. Mrs. E. SloKson , u lodging house : eper of Halley , Idaho , has been arrested i the charge of starting the fire that de- royed $50,000 worth of property there alert lort time since. She was twice burned out Dcadwood and was heavily insured. An Englishman named C. J. Dewey , bo came to Montreal in August last from iverpool , began business as a produce jpper to England. He brought letters om the best houses in England , which tnined for him business and'credit. It is discovered Thursday that Dewey , oh e 14th inst. , obtained an advance of 0,000 of the Molsons bank on forged bills of lading. Ho also obtained $20,000 from n produce firm in New York. His thefts amount to $100,000. Detectives are on his track. A Richmond ( Va. ) special says : R. King , J. Evans and C. Pounger , negroes , were hanged at Catham Friday at noon. A few days ago King and Evans sold their bodies to the doctors for $10. Younger re fused to sell his , saying $10 was too cheap. King and Evans , when they got their money , gave a fine dinner to their friends. Calves head , roast pig and roast beef was the first course , and this was wound up with wines and * gars. The condemned men confessed the critno at the banquet and afterward re canted. They then confessed again. The execution was private In jail. Frank R. Sherwin , the millionaire owner of ono of the largest cattle ranches in New Mexico , was arrested In Chicago Thursday on requisition from New York , but the arrest was kept secret , when he came before the circuit court on a writ of habeas corpus , allegingthat he was detained without authority of the law and for a sup posed criminal matterthonaturo.of | which he did not know andjof which the police'author- ities refused to inform him. On this he.was released , but renrrested by Pinkerton. Ho again applied for a writ of habeas corpus , which is still pending. The facts , as nearly as can be learned hero , seems to be as fol lows : In 1873 , Sherwin , then a banker in Albany , refused to testify against Charles Phelps , cashier In the state treasury depart ment. Phelps was afterward convicted of larceny , forgery and grand larceny , and hcntcnccd to threu terms of five years each In the Albany penitentiary. For refusal to testify six indictments were subsequently found against Sherwin for contempt of court. The prosecution failed at the time and Sherwin entered the stock business in New Mexico. New evidence was discov ered , and In 1882 , when on a vitit east , he was arrested and gave bonds. Since then his bondsmen became alarmed and put de tectives on his track. When arrested he was on his way east with his family , travel ing in princely style , und notsuspectlngthat ho was wanted. WASHINGTON. The following named persons have application on file in the treasury depart ment for supervising architect to succeed Hill : . E. Myers , Mich. , recommended by the Michigan congressional delegation ; John Frazer , Washington , recommended by Cameron , of Pennsylvania and Van Wyck , of Nebracka ; E. T. Gordon , P. CummlngB , Philadelphia , and J. P. Law , Washington. The last named arc at present in charge of the drnftsineu 'H division of the irchitect-'s office. General Sherman has fixed upon the Ifct of November ss the day upon which he will turn over his command to General Sher idan and practically retire to civil life , ilthough ho will not be placed on the retired Hat of the army until the 8th of February. Major General Tope , now command ing the department of Missouri , will proba bly succeed General Sheridan in command Df.the military division of the Missouri , which iucludeV , besides the department of Mis souri , the department --Dakota . , Texas md the Plaltc. The postmaster-general decides that ; he reduced rate of postage applies : to do mestic mails only , and not to malls for for- ; Ign countries ; but becomes the rate of let- ; ers to Canada in consequence of the fact ; hat under the existing postal arrangements jetween the United States and that country , ho domestic rate of the country of origin ipplles to international letters exchanged > etween the two countries. The quarterly readjustment of post- nasters' salaries has been completed by the Kwtoffico department. Among the post- ( fleet * raised to the third grade and post- nostcrs' salaries increased to the figuras ; Iven are : McLcanborough , 111. , .flXX > ; ipirit Lake , Iowal,000 ; Wymore , Neb. , 1,100. Since September 15th the postoffice lepartment has issued 102,605,000 new two- nt postage stamps. The adjustment of salaries of post- aufcters of the presidential class has just > oen completed by the poatoffice department nd the salaries as adjusted began lost Mon- iay. The readjustment affects the salaries . f 2,176 postmasters. Forty-four offices , lave been added to the presj'tential list and . iventy-five presidential offices have been re- uced to the fourth class , leaving the num- ° er of presldontial offices on October 1st at ° ,117 , with palaries amountini ; to $3,7r > OrOOO. I b FOEEIQN. KNGULND. An explosion occurred on Mouday at Voolwich caused by a fire in the mainbuild- igwhich included the labratory. The build- ig was destroyed within half an hour after tic fire broke out. It contained an immense umber of war rockets which were filled 1th destructive missiles. The latter flew i all directions , many being projected tend nd falling on the other eide. The explo- ion caused fearful destruction of property iroughout the town and in the surround- ig districts. The fire waa extinguished at eon , when the rockets ceased their explo- ions. Old soldiers declare that the txplo- ion of rockets during the fire were a = fright- il as thoee In actual siege. Two Ictimsofthe explosion , have been found , of the war rockets were projected a [ stance of five miles. EGYPT. A Paris special says : The Brtish jvernment will again enter into negotiations ith the Suez canal company relating to the reposed canal. The chief superintendent ' works of the Panama canal company tub- itted reports indicating that the canal will j completed in 1SS8. t TURKKY. Three hindred houses wore destroyed by fire at Constantinople Tuesday night. ITALY. The official report 'of the Isciia catastrophe places the number of killed at 1,090 and the injured 351. RUSSIA. In the' recent anti-Jewish rioting at Nowomoskowsk only the synagogue and three Jewish houses escaped demolition. Two hundred families are rendered home less. Order was restored after five rioters had been killed and thirty wounded. The trouble originated in discovery that the Kus- sian church had been plundered , which act was attributed to the Jews. HOLLAND. The steamship Rotterdam went ashore off the coast of Holland on Thursday. IRELAND. Grotty , a County Mayo landlord , was shot dead by an assassin Friday morning at his residence. KNGLAND. The London police are to be armed with revolvers. GKRMANY. A statue of Germania was unveiled at Rudeshelm on Friday , the emperor partici pating. CHINA. A London dispatch from Canton states that the foreigners there are in no Immediate danger , although the Chinese ex- prebs Indignation at the lightness of the sen tence pronounced upon Tidewater Logan , originator of the recent riots in that city. AUSTRIA. A dispatch says a barrel of gun powder exploded Saturday in a wine shop in Vienna , killing fifteen people and injur ing nix. MADAGASCAR. The report that operations in Mada gascar are about to be renewed by the French forces there Is discredited in govern- nent circles. Unsuccessful Train Robbers. ST. Louis , September 29. A special : o the Post-Dispatch from Kansas City says : rhis morning shortly before 3 o'clock the hunderbolt passenger train on the Atchl- ; on , Topeka & Punta Fe railroad was board- id by a band of twelve mafckcd men at Cool- dge , Kas. , and Wells , Fargo & CO'H safe obbed. The engineer , refusing to stop the ) nun when ordered by the robbery , was in- j tantly killed. The fireman and brakcman vere badly wounded , as was * also the ex- ireRs messenger. It is impossible to ascer- ain the amount of booty the gang obtained. "ho robbery creates most intense excite- aent in Kansas City , where it was thought nth the breaking up of the James gang rain robbing in the west would be forever nded. Coolidge , where the robbery was oramitted , is a small station on the Uchison , Topeka & Sunta Fe roud , 06 miles west of Kansas Cty , : iml with the I xception of the telegraph operator , is almost \ ninhabited. An armed posse have been \ ent out from Emporia , Topeka , Dodge } lity and other points to and pursue cap- J are , or kill the robbers. A later dispatch Jt Ji ated at Coolidge , says S. S. Peterson , the Jj xpress messenger , was not hurt , and the f got no money. j KANSAS CITY , September 1'9. The anta Fe train which was attacked at Cool- 1e e ige at 2 o'clock this morning arrived here 1t ite to-night. Statements of passengers I iffer somewhat from the brief account tel- a ; raphed to-day. C. C. James , postal s lerk , tells the following story. ' 'The train c ad stopped at the station and the couduc- ( ] > r had just signaled to start when a man c ith : i drawn revolver climbed on cn cI IB engine and ordered the en- n ineer to surrender. A scuffle en- v led. Meanwhile a man opened the E oor of the express car stumbling as he B Uered. Ho at once opened fire on the t icssenger , who crouched behind a box. j he robber flred four times. The messen- ; r returned the fire , when the former itreated from the car. Just as the fireman , ho had left the engine , was crossing the atform the robber fired , and Faddlc , the eman , fell , shot senseless through the : ck. Meanwhile the first robber , who had : en forced backward by the engineer , fell ; ad , shot through the head. James , hear- g the firing , had gone to the door of his ir and witnesMJd the attack on the express ir. By this time the people had come out ! the train and the robbers had disap- ; ared. Only a few persons witnessed the tooting. S. S. Peterson , the messenger , who resides ; re , tells about the same story as James , e declined to say exactly how much money ere was In the express car. Everybody emed dazed by the shooting , and it was me time before pursuit was organized , ic theory of the affair Is that the robbers h td accomplices farther down the road , and at the intention was to run the train a O ! fr ort distance and stop ; that the assailants tl 2re somewhat under the influence of cl [ uor , and the plan miscarried. Strangers clw sre seen about the platform before the c : tin arrived. As n curious coincidence it. w related a train was attacked a few mi ! < fe few ; -tof Coolidge , across the line inCoIorodo. w st a year ago to-night , and the Wdls irgo express safe was robbed , si : rhc Wells Fargo express company refuse eia divulge the amount of treasure in the car. a is rumored there was $30,000 in the safe cl nsigned from Denver to Chicago , but thing definite te known Leyond company PKONT ROYAL. VA. Dr. G. II. Hill , > : "Brown' * Iron Bitters seeuT : ti plve neralatl faction. I recommend it ongly. " j tn O'Donnell , the Avenger. O'Donnell was brought into court at London. Friday , under a strong guard. A son of Carey was cross-examined. He stated O'Domiell was Bitting when he fired the first shot at his father , and that his father did not grapple with O'Donnell. Ho admitted he might have testified when un der examination at Capetown that O'Don nell said to Mrs. Carey , "I had to do It , " or "I did do It. " Witness maintained , however , that his statement of Tuesday was correct , namely , that O'Donnell used the words "I was Kent to do It , "until he was closely pressed by his cross-examiner , when ho said he was not quite clear what were the wonU reallyused by O'Domiell. Mrs. Carey , widow of the murdered In former , was called. She appeared In deep mourning and excited special interest of the spectators , and several murmurs of sym pathy were heard. In giving her testimony she recounted the Incidents of the voyage , corroborating other witnesses In regard to the circumstances , except that she swore that after her husband was shot ho said to O'Donnell , "You shot my husband. " O'Donnell replied , she said , "Don't blame tne ; I was sent to doit. " Whereupon th svoman who was with hinisdd : , "Don't mind , O'Dounoll ; you are no isforiner. " Cross-examination of Mrs. Carey bySulll- ran failed to shako her testimony. She de- iled that she had talked to her son about ils evidence. Magistrate Flowers anked 3'Donnellif he had anything to say in au- iwer to the charge of murdering Car y. He eplied , "Not at pru-etit. " Tin ; prl-oncr vo then ordered to > tt iid comnmujd for rial at the next htion of the criminal jonrt. . > - - -a. The Last Northern Slave. CLEVELAND , Ohio , September JO. A : olorcd women , Jane Lunnon. who lied a few days ago at Akron , about :00 : years of age , was , it is claimed , he sole survivor of all northern t < Iave > j. Dlie story of her life dates back to 775 , when the Pennsylvania iibolition ociety was founded with Benjamin rranklin as its first president. Five 'ears later the socic-U memorialized iongress "to devise means for romov- ng the inconsistency of slavery from he American people. " ' Simila'r : wso- : iationa were formed in Connecticut , Ihode Island , Maryland , Delaware , Virginia and New York. The New 'ork manumission society was organ- zed in 1785 , with John Jay as presi- lent. This society brought" about the mancipation of all tins slaves in the Empire state. The lab- Jam ; Lunnon ras the sole survivor of all the slave * eld in bondage in northern stated , [ n 817 , the legislature of New York was iclucod to adopt an act providing for bsolute and universal emancipation iroughout the commonwealth , to take " ffect"Juiy 24 , 1S27. Itwas , by this act iat Jam' Lennon obtained her frec- om. She was born about 178-1 probably arlier , although the exact date id not nown in Dutchess couuty , N < > w 'one. Shu WAS older than the * federal overnment. In early childhood she as sold by her first master to a lady ho was favorably impresM" ! with he'r Tightness , and thought sh . \v in the oung girl the proniise.of a j ; hftil and itelligcnt slave. Jane's verc.-m of this irly experience was that her mother , [ so a slave , gave her voluntarily to a idy , but the account of her being sold probably the correct one. Jai.o soon iissod into other hands , and was suc- issively sold to various persons , among ieni a wealth } * gentleman residing at ensselaerville. In 1817 , when she wa.s jout thirty-five years of age , she was ild to Gordon W. Merrick , the father- : Mrs. Paris Tallman , at whose resi- jiico he died. With the final transfer : title to Mr. Merrick , the days of Jane onnon's captivity ended , and her life t a free woman began. Mr. Merrick as heartily in sympathy with the ovemcnt inaugurated by the Manu- ission society , and the woman was , icrefore , not treated as a slave , but as valued domestic , and when the act of ! 18 changed her legal status from avcry to freedom , it really brought no ternation in her condition as a meni- ; r of the Merrick household. When she entered the service of Mr. errick she did not even ' 'know her Lters. " For many years earnest and irsistent efforts were made by mem- : rs of the Merrick family to teach her read , but the mind of the woman iuld not be brought to the. comprehen- ? n of written words. With great dif- iulty she acquired a tolerable familiar- f witii the alphabet , but when it came putting letters together the task was yond her power to accomplish. In 58 theMerricks removed toMassillon , aio , and four years later came to iron , bringing with them the faith- 1 servant Jaue. Aer attachment to e family , which was strong and sin- rc from beginning , grew to be the eat passion of her life. When Mr. crrick died , some twenty years ago , i decease produced a marked effect Jane Lcimon. She never rallied > m the shock , her mind and body 2n showing strong symptoms of de ne. At the ago of 95 she was able to ilk about the houwi nvith the aid of a nc , and to ride out in favorable tather. She wt,9 a warm-hearted , af- : tionate creature , and beloved bv all 10 k : > e\v her. During her iflnea * B. Tallman , with whom she had lived cc the death of ? Jr. Merrickminister- to her with loving care. She wis faithful member of the Episcopal : irch. A Voice From the Xorthxve t. AUKEi : , Wis : The Daily 8'm- cl , which Is the leading morning pg- - of this state , writes : "St. Jacobs , the wonderful remedy for rheuma- ai , has been used by a large number people in this city , and with off ct Iv marvttlou- : . "