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THE TBIBUNE. F. M. & K. M. , Pnb . McCOOK , NEB BEBBABKA ITEMS. O'NeilL Frontier : Joe Hall , of Val entine , la In town for a few days , and yea- torday called on the Frontier. Joe tells a far different story concerning the killing of Homlln , and unhesitatingly pronounces , lt a brutal murder. Blair Pilot : There is popular craze hero In Blair at present In fact , a couple of them. It haa run until It has assumed a mild form of InHanlty In a number of cases. Young men with email heads and young ladies with largo feet eeem to bo moat sus- eeptiblo to the roller Bkato craze , while poor housekeepers and feeble-minded women arc the first to bo attacked by the painting crazo. Both "diseases" are hav ing a big run in Blair at present , but the Pilot representative thinks that reaction is setting In , and that It will bo but a short time till marked Improvement may be no ticed. Fremont Tribnne : On Thursday or Friday evening last week , two masked men called on Henry Meyer , in the western part or Washington county , and asked for sup per. Mrs. Meyer became frightened and they at once told Meyer to get them what money he had. Ho told them ho did not have any , but they knew ho had. Meyer had sold a horse and some hogs a day or two before. ' He gave them something over 5,100. 5,100.Blair Blair Republican : A sad accident occurred nt the homo of Peter Johnson , on State street , last Thursday. Mrs. John son was washing her floor and went to the door to got water to cool her bucket of hot water left sitting in the room. Ii her ab- icnco two llttlo ones were amusing them selves by pulling at the end of a suspender. The youngest two years old this Christmas , stepped back against the bucket , fell into it and was scalded so badly as to caure its death the next day. James Council , a brakeman on the St. Paul & Omaha railway , was caught and fatally crushed at Lyons on the 1st , while he was making a coupling between two pas senger cars. He died half an hour after word. Hardy Herald : Mr. Gco. Lewellen , seven miles north of town , is putting down & well at his place , and at last accounts was down something over 350 feet. "We under stand that the drillers passed through a few inches of coal and that the indications are very favorable for striking a larger vein. Creighton Pioneer : A terrible acci dent occurred near Jessup a few days ago : dint Sherman , while out hunting with his father and cousin , accidentally shot him self. His father getting tired , had returned homo , and the boys were alone when the accident occurred. The boys coming to a creek , Clint's cousin handed his gun to him and stopped to get a drink. Clint , carried the guns across the creek and was Petting them down when ono of them west off , the charge striking him in the left eye and com ing out at the car , causing instant death. Valentine Reporter : The present indications show that this section of the great northwest will bo filled to overflowing rrlth new settlers next spring : Our business men should novr begin making preparations for the rush. Hastings Gazette-Journal : General Bowen has returned from Washington , D. C. , whither ho went to argue his motion to have the United States supreme court ref - f erse their decision in the Juniata mill bond case. The court , however , refused to re open the case , but affirmed their former de cision. This ends the suit and releases the precinct from paying the bonds. Miss Tousley , the evangelist , has ceased her labors in Hastings , about thirty persons-having been converted. Hastings Journal : Greeley county recently had an accession to her population that would bo welcome in any locality in the state. Francis Cutler , from Ash tabula county , Ohio , purchased a section of land sixteen miles northwest of St. Paul and leased another one for five years , on which he is going to keep one hundred milch cows and make butter from them and raise the increase and hogs on the milk. Tlio dipthoria appears to have been headed off in the towa of Hartington , no new cases having developed of late. Our Eye : We saw a package in the express office a few days since , directed to ' Henry Todrahn , Nobesville , Lancaster county , Nebraska. " It was sent by loving relatives as a Christmas present , and a re minder that , although In the penitentiary for murder , the hearts of a loving father and mother still yearned for their boy , who is condemned for nearly fourteen years vet to servo in the rtate prison for taking the lifo of a fellow man. The second term of the Bellevue col- le 0 opened on the 2d , Rev. F. S. Blayney , acting "president , conducting the pcrvlces. About thirty students will be enrolled this term and the Institution surpasses even the expectations of the professors in the num ber and quality of the applicants. James Crawford , retiring connty commissioner of Cass county , and.hls wife , were given substantial testimonials by the citizens of Plattemouth a few days ago. A man named W. O. Brien was killed by falling or jumping from the cars while in motion near the town of Graf ton on tho2d. He was intoxicated and it is sup posed lost his balance. The corner of the car struck him on the right side of the head , crushing the head in a horrible manner and killing him instantly. ' " Jr Jmtfc&ktesiL NEWS OF THE WEEK Brigadier-Geaeral Andrew A. Hqmph- , who recently died suddenly at Wash ington , In the early part of the war served on the etaff of General McClollan. He was rapidly promoted for gallant and distin guished services , and 0" July 8 , 1863 , re ceived a commission aa major general of volunteers. Ho was mustered out of the volunteer service August , 1866 , promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the reg ular army , and assigned to duty aa chief engineer * - gineer , which office he filled until June 30 1879 , when he was retired on life own re quest. According to a resolution adopted at the loat meeting of the Western Nail asso ciation , all the factories closed down on the 29th for a period of six weeks. Manufac turers hope to improve trade by restricting production. The suspension throws over 5,000 men out of employment. Hanlan , the champion oarsman , late ly offered $1,000 to any man on the Pacific coast who would out-row him. Stevenson accepted. Hanlan now asks the latter to re lease him from engagement. He will not give his reasons for making the request. Advices have been received at Chiea- go which confirm the report that the North western and Wabash roads have joined the now western railway alliance on terms- sat isfactory to the officials of both roada. The engine building and iron firms of Milwaukee reduced the wages of employes January 1st ton per cent. , and In some cases from fifteen to eighteen. Mr. Joseph Longworth died at his home In Woodburn , Ohio , a few days ago ) aged 73 years. Longworth was a son of the late Nicholas Longworth , who amassed a great fortune in real estate left by his father. Great excitement prevails over the mysterious death of the wife of Frank Colts , at the top of Luzerno mountain , New York whore the Colts occupy a rough structure hi the woods. A woman of bad character had been an inmate of the place. She and olts lived togetherin idleness while the wife was compelled to work to support them. The pair are suspected of poisoning Mrs. Colts. Advices from the Indian territory say Speichee , the newly elected principal chief of the Creek nation , has submitted a long message to both houses of the Creole coun cil. He deals with various subjects touch ing the interests of his nation , but treats mainly of the troubles which arise from giving the nation the present dual govern ment , and while asserting his own claims to the office of chief , ho is extremely concil iatory. He makes no threats , but advises that the laws be upheld and order main tained. In the suit of the Midland railroad , at Trenton , N. J. , against Anna' L. Hitch cock and others , in the court of errors and appeals , it was held that coupon rail road bonds were non-liable after a suit was begun to foreclose the mortgage upon which the bonds were issued. Rev. Horace Warden , 70 years old , was attacked at his gate in Quincy , HI. , by three footpads and robbed and so brutally beaten that it is thought he cannot recover. The Litta monument cornmitte'e at Bloomington held a meeting to consider plans for the erection of a monument to the dead singer. It was decided to spend $2- 000. 000.The The west-bound express on the Wabash road , near Napoleon , Ohio , struck a wagon containing five young men , killing Frank Long and William Roberts , and badly injuring George Ayers. An election for congress has been or dered for January 17th in Massachusetts , owing to the resignation of Governor-elect , Robinson. The steamboats Colorado and City of Alton burned to the water's edge , near the Sectional dock * at St. Louis on the 2d. The overturning of a stove on the Colorado was the cause of the fire. The annual trade review of Arizona shows the population of the territory at 65 , - 000 , having doubled within three years ; the assessed wealth at $24,200,0 0 , against ? 12,000,000 in 1880 ; stock increase for the year , 50 per cent. ; silver and gold bullion output for the year , 8,000,000 ; copper bullion , ? 28,000,000 pounds. Geo. "W.jMcCray , judge of the Eighth United States judicial circuit , embracing Minnesota , Iowa , Missouri , Kansas , Ar kansas , Nebraska and Colorado , has for warded his resignation to President Ar thur , to take effect March 1 , 18S4. He has contracted with the Atchison , Topeka & Santa Fe railroad to fill the position of gen eral counsellor for a term of five years. In the Emma Bond rape case , on trial for several weeks at Hlllsboro , 111. , the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty. The will of Joseph Longmont , of Cin cinnati , has been admitted to probate. Tie estate was given to his son and daughter , with a bequest to a sister. The will names certain ground rents intended for an art museum , but they are given to the pen , with a request that they go to an art museum at a favorable opportunity. It is expected that Gen. Grant will visit Havana during January , aa the gue t of Gen. Badeau , United States consul-1 general to Cuba. An interview appears in a Kansas City p.aper In which Mrs. Harriott ( Clara Morris ) Is made Ito'give utterance to the severest strictures against the personal character of Mrs. Langtry. A number of gentlemen are anxious to command expeditions to go to the relief of Lieutenant Grecly. .L Two tow-boats on the Ohio ran into a bridge pier below PItteburg , and one boat burned. Four of the crew are bupposed to have drowned. Loss , 530,000. v- Rev. LsJwrenc rWalsh forpierly treW urorof the Americanflan'd league , died t 'the Commonwealth ho'tef , Boston , on the ' 3d. . . * k . P . - It is rumored that Judge Moses Hal- lett , of the United States district court. Denver , will succeed McCrary as judge of the Eighth judicial-clrouty. " ! > " ' The" solicitor of the"treasury consid ers It probable that tbo treasure at-the bottom tom of East river will be recovered. At New Orleans , on th"eT5fchT Judge Pardee , of the United States'circuit court- rendered an opinion in the case of the NewOrleaus National bank against Post master W.B. Merchant. The case came up on motion to dissolve the injunction againgt Postmaster Merchant from inter fering with mail matter addressed to the bank , such action having been taken by Merchant in obedience to the , ipofltniaster- geueral's order'on'ithe ground 'that ' its let ters were'Intended for the Louslana lottery company , who have been denied the use of the mails to carry oil the lottery business. The court decided jn'favor of the bank , de creeing that it Is entitled to the full and free use of the malls , and furthered ordered that the motion to dissolve the injunction " * - * denWd. The first mails from the country > parishes - ishes since the great storm , which set in on the 1st of January , reached Quebec on the 5th. The bags were carried in on enow- shoes. Such n complete ptoppago of com munication in the country has not been known for twenty years past. * ' The suit of Mrs. C. F. Vutt , widow of Captain Nutt , against the 'Accident Insu rance Company of North America , to re cover $5,000 on the life of the deceased , has been withdrawn , the matter' having been satisfactorily adjusted. * } ' - * * / James William ? -alias 0'Briericon- fined in the county jail In Ottumwa , j Iowa , escaped on the 2d by shooting dead the turnkey. | * * t [ Louis Griffin , a prominent farmer near Salem , Ohio , had a quarrel with his H-yoar- son , < and followed him into a piece of'woods near their tome. Soon after a shot was heard , and young Griffin emerged from the woods with the informa tion that his father had killed him clf. Three of the Southern Pacific train robbera and murderers are in custody Silver City , Ara. The first one was caught at Las Vegas. He is a negro and confessed. The two others were taken at Eagle , N. M. , and the fourth is expectedlto be taken soon. Judge Krckol , of the United .States court at Kansas City , on the 2nd , announced his decision on the question of the right of the federal government to the custody of Frank James on a charge of the Mussel Shoals robbery , I.i Alabama , the court or dering the prisoner remanded to his bonds men for the Blue Cut robbery , holding that the state tribunal , first gaining possession , is consequently entitled to his custody un til the caee is dlspooed of. This loaves James atllberty on bond. A dispatch from Hillsboro to the as sociated press says : "There is still great excitement here over the verdict In the Bond cose. To-night a meeting , with Mr. Glenn , a prominent miller , as leader , was held and resolutions adopted that If any of the defendants are in town to-morrow inominr a public meeting will be called and they notified to leave immediately. A movement was made to hang the jury in effigy in front of the court house , but the Idea was finally abandoned. The sheriff .is very nervous in regard to the situation. James B. Graves wasihanged at New ark on the 3d. He was carried to the scaffold. Gnvos ( was a recluse and 63 years of o e. In the house where he lived wns a family named Soden , which included a boy numed. Eddie. Graves was annoyed by the boys , and among them Eddie Soden , and oti the night of December 20 , 1SSO , he crept up behind Eddie , while the latter was lighting a lump , and jhot him dead. Thomas Coffee , ono of the men ac cused of robbing a grave at Sycamore , HI. , and selling the body to a medical college , made a confession that he and his compan ions wore regulnrlj ; engaged in the traffic , and that the body'of the lady resurrected at Sycamore was sold to the college of physi cians and surgeons at Chicago , and implica ted Dr. Hoadley , of that college , in the transaction. Palmer Rector , colored , was hanged on'the 4th at Baton Rouge for the murder of Duncan Williams , December , 1882. On the scaffold Rector addressed the people , and warned all to avoid whisky ; which had brought him to the gallows. James If. Rollins and A. J. Rogers , conductors of the Penusylvanii railway , and Wm. B. Pettit , ! Pullman palace car con ductor , have been arrested upon charges of embezzling tickets and money of that com pany. pany.Another Another Pullman car conductor , named G. W. Fo'ster hos Seen arrested1 Philadelphia charged'with embezzling tick ets belonging to thePennsylvania company. He confessed that he failed to cancel certain ' tickets.'He waa held in ? 1,000 for trial. Other arre'nta arc expected. Edward H. Kobbs , clerk for Sperry it arne ? , New York , who absconded after embezzling $5,000 belonging to his employ ers , V.T.B arrebted in a suit brought against iim by the firm for the recovery of the money. His bail wae fixed at > " 2,600. Jerome B. Cox , who shot and killed t > * ij i mt ' , f'y * 1111 _ i ti McLaughlln , the millionaire in California , was acquitted in San Francisco by the police court judge. - "The.funeral of the , late Briga'dler- General A. A. Humphries took 'place oh Wednesday. . - > The supervising architect of the treasury has completed plans for govern ment buildings in ( Julncy andl'eorlu , Ills. , and will soon advertise for proposals.for tholr construction. - * J"- " The total receipts of internal revenue for the six months"of the fiscal year cndlnj , the 31st , was $61,120,201 ; receipts for December cember$9,855,706 ; Issue of silver dollar for the week ending December 29th , $297- 498 , against $1,011,000 for the s-imo time last year. Congressman A. J. Holmes , of Iowa , will introduce a bill appropriating a mal sum for the education of "Brave" Kate Shelby , the fifteen year old girl who saved a Chicago & Northwestern passenger train froniftloslruction nt Moingona , July Oth , 1881. The medal to bo presented to her by the Iowa legislature has already been pre pared by Tiffany , of New York. The committee on public lauds ex pect to report a "number of .separate blllfi when cougrosa reconvenea declaring for feited lands granted to certain railroad companies. The companies mot interested nre those in the northwest and'soutlr. The amount of land Involved reported by Chair man Cobb is between fifty and one hundred million acres. Chairman Bland , of the committee on coinage , weights and measures , of the house of representatives ; will have earnest sup"porX , from at least one'ot hla. fellow commlttecmen in his opposition to Judge Keiiley's scheme to llniit the coinage of the standard sliver dolfars. Congressmen Belford - ford thinks It could not bo possible for one to go further wrong on the silver question than the Pennsylvania protectionist has in his proposed bill. Judge Kelley hopes by virtually stopping the coinage of thej stand ard dollar to force England to unite with France , Germany , and'the United States In restoring silver to Its true value of CO ponce per ounce by the ru-establidhment of bi- uettallsinby. international trpaty. A letter signed by the heads of the various bureaus of the navy department has been addressed to the secretary'of "the navy , expressing confidence in the predcut chief of the bureau of medicine and surgery , P S. Wales , and urging his reappointment at the expiration of his "present term. ' Secre tary Chandler requested that the letter'be withdrawn , as he wished to bo entirely free in his action in regard to the roappolntment. The letter was accordingly withdrawn with the explanation that the signers had .merely Intended to express their confidence in Dr. Wales. Secretary Chandler received the fol lowing cable message from Minister Hunt , St. Petersburg , on the 2nd : "Harber tel egraphs from Tomsk of his arrival there yesterday. He expects to reach Orenburg on the 13th Inst. Harber has in charge the bodies of Do Long and comrades and is bringing them home via St. Petersburg. At Orenburg Harber will strike the rail way that will take him to St. Petersburg in two days. He should-reach New York February 1. " The funeral of General Humphreys took place from his late residence on the lid. In accordance with the wishes of his fam ily there was no military display. The eec- retaryof war and their families , and many prominent people were present. had interview Representative-Bland an view with Burchard , director of the mint , in regard to the number of ' trada dollars now in circulation. The latter expressed the opinion that between five and six mil lions were out and in the hands of the tradesmen and people generally , Instead of in the poesefipion of speculators. The re mainder of the $35,000,000 originally coined he thought had been exported or remelted. Bland says it is questionable whether the government , having issued the trade dollar with the stanip of the government upon it , could not ba required to take it for goycrn- inent duiiS at the nominal value of one dollar. Lindenkent , Lieutenant Gariington's counsel , made agnunentbefore the Proteus court in defense of his client , and asserted that great wrong was done Garllngton by the authorized publication of the supple mentary instructions as part of his order from the signal office , and Its failure promptly to correct such error through the public press when it was discovered. They were not part of his instructions. General Hazen , chief signal officer , then read along statement defending the signal service and himself against the charges of igno rance and incompetency brought out in the evidence before the court of inquiry. The commercial agreement between Spain , and mentioned in a London dispatch , was signed by direction of Prenideat Arthur on the 2d inst. The committee appointed under the act of MUrch 3 , 1873 , to devise a plan for re adjusting the railway mail service has submitted " mitted Its report. A majority of the rail- roadsTvanttho'existing system of compen sation changed. jEmployes of the _ postoffice depart ment hove been notified by the postmaster1 general tfiat to purchase lottery tickets ) hereafter will bo regarded as sufficient ground for removal. The coinage at the various mints for the calendar year of 1883 , was $ iW,092,749 , of which 28,4:70,639 were standard dollar * . Representative Cobb , chairman of the house committee on public lands , has appointed' the following sub-committees : tta Homestead and pre-emption , Scaled , Hen- Icy and Auderdon ; dosort. swaiupand over flowed land , Oates , Belford and Payson ; land grunts nndjorfeltured , Cobb , Payaon Gates , Lewis and Anderson : school -Isnllrr-i and timber culture Shaw Van Bate * andS Brenlxf ; reservation and mineral lands , Henley , Scales ani\ Belford ; Inuii offices andv Lowl3 Stralfc--and BreiifB surveys , , - - , ' claims of states on net proceeds of the sales of public lands , Shaw , Van Eatou and Strait. FOREIGN. CHINA. The Lomlon Times has the bcsL'au- thority for stating that China wm.to peace" , and If Franca will return1 to' her original * portion in Tonrjuin and abstain from fur ther hostile action on the lied river a pacific agreement is almost certain. Chins , will abate some of her first pretentious if France will show a conciliatory spirit. Thp gov ernment of China , eecing countries' well dis posed toward her , is desirous of a settle ment of the question whether Tonquln , In the Chinese .dependency , i ready to recog nize the accomplished facto and negotiate upon a basis of statu quo ; but the Chtsblish- ment of this position involves a cessation of further naval and mjllu.ry mocmeutH be yond merely defensive ones , and , above all , an understanding that Bacnlnh * mu-t not be assailed. So much Chiua in prepared to concede. If France responds to her well- meant concessions , she will not ntop to con sider how far her present attitude may tally with her original position , when nho insisted upon the full letter of her rightn. Ill * LAND. Meetings- both -Nation lists and Orangemen were held at Dromoro on the 1st. Twenty thousand people were at the race ng of the Orangemen. All Urn magis trates In the country were them , and great excitement prevailed. The meeting weru held In full vloV of each other. ' Olio band of Nationalists .marched from the OathQlie chapel in military order. The'NationslLsts , of Trlllick. when marching to Dromorc , en countered an Orange procejsi i , and the Orangemen charged upon the Nntionallsts. The riiilitury'separated the combattmta and , proceeded to clear the streets. The riothig was terrible. Several .mea vrere stabbed. The National meeting was ueld"in a fied op posite the end of town. Both bedim were kept apart b'y large 'bodies of cavalry , In fantry and police. Even this force was hardly aOlo to prevent u collision. When the meetings were breaking up hi the even ing several attempts were made to r.ttnck each other but the lancern , huzzur.s , infan try and police prevented serious disorders. In-tho attempt of. the troops to disperse the crowdfl a young irian named Mcgivan was wounded with a bayonet and it in expected he will die. Another man was seriously wounded. Great confusion prevailed r.t the railway station and while the delegations were boarding the trains to return home , > the Orangemen sang "God Save the Queen , " and other patriotic bongs. K VPT. A Saigon telegram coniirms Hie re port that the Black Flags rna acredj the prisoners captured before Sontay. Ad miral Courbet has decided to take active measures of redreta. It i.s rumored that Chainfeairx , French resident minister at Hue , bos resigned , owing to disagreement with Dr. Harmond. VKAXCK. The trial at Paris of Marquis do Rays , charged with falsely inducing many people to subscribe to an alleged enterprise for the colononization of the Island of Port Breton , South seas , and with the misappro priation of the funds and also with induc ing several hnndrcd persona to settle upon the inland , most of whom perished through privation , has been concluded. The mar quis wan condemned to four years' impris onment. A Uoyonne telegram states that a revolutionary movement is expected to occur on the Franco-Spanish frontier. The Soanioh minister of the Interior advised French perfects on the frontier to taku pre caution to prevent on uprising. A Cairo dispatch states that the position at Khartoum is critical. It Is re ported that the rebels are drawing around ho place. " RUSSIA. The murder of Sudeikin is attributed to revenge for the street of Mme. Wolkel- stein , who recently arrived at St. Peters- jurg from Kharkof , for the purpose of murdering the czar. Her arrest waa due to the energy of Col. Sudeikin acd hi ne phew. GERMANY. The German government forwarded a favorable reply to the proposal of the gov ernment of Japan that the latter should establish courts of Justic , which will have urisdlction over the foreigners of that coun- ry as well aa the natives. It la understood that the United States frovcrnmont has given a similar reply to fhe Japanese proposition. 1JCSSIA. Beside Jablonski , who took part in the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Sudclkim and nephew , two men , the actual murder ers , have been arre-ted. Important papers relating to the nihilists were found at the ate residence of Sudelkim. o PAYKTTEVILLE. ARS : Rev. T. J. Reillv ays : ' 'I used Brown's Iron Bittera for ln- * dlgention and chills with entire aatlsfac- lon. " 'W _ ( A singular flower grown by * cw Drleans man has T > een christened * the Confederate rose probably because the confederacy , dida't rise. [ Norristown lerald When you wish to appear beautiful ind attractive consult your best lady riend , show her all your dresses and 15-k her to select the one you should wear , and then choose another.