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F. M. * E. KIMMBIX , Pub * .
The Valentine reporter admonishes
land seekers that they should not watt for
spring to op'en before looking up locations
for their future homes. It says the rush
will be wonderful in a few weeks , and the
best land will go like hot cakes.
Kearney is experiencing quite a re
ligious revival. On Sunday last nineteen
persons united with the M. E. church.
Hastings Democrat : On Wednesday
of last week , on the farm of Carlos Clark , a
couple of miles north of the city , C. M.
Bovis , W. C. Russler , N. "W. Wilson and
Lee Clark husked and cribbed three hun
dred and twenty bushels of corn , or an aver
age of eighty bushels each. "We doubt if
there are f our'men In any one neighborhood
in the slate that can beat this.
Oxford , for a long time without any
physician , now has two , both coming sim
ultaneously unbeknown to each other and
determined to remain |
The Hastings Journal says there are
a great many thousand bushels of corn lying
upon the ground because the farmers refuse
to sell it at present prices and they 'have no
cribs in which to store it. , Many of them
are buying lumber andwill ( build more crib
room and carry their surplus over , if need
Omaha Republican : William Snell ,
of Valentine , the man who accidentally shot
Jesse Snell , alias Wright , some weeks ago ,
and who was held for manslaughter and
subsequently bailed out , returned to the
city last evening to await the action of the
Brand jury in his case. Sneli has all along
shown himself to be a man , and has given
every evidence of his will ngness to have a
thorough investigation of the unfortunate
affair. His return shows that the confi
dence of his friends .was'not misplaced , an
he is ready to abide the consequence of a
i trial.Red
Red Cloud Argus : Fred Fearn and
JohnRaney , two overgrown youths , thought
it would be tremendously funny to heave
brick-bata through the windows of the new
Catholic church last week. They were
jerked"up by the officers of the law last Mon
day and fined $25 each , besides costs , mak
ing nearly $30 eacl/ . The boys say it wasn't
BO gol-darncd funny as they thought it
would be.
Falls City Journal : David Young
was hauling wood from the timber about a
mile distant from his farm , and was found
by a passing neighbor in the woods , lying
dead beside his loaded wagon , with his
neck broken. There were no marks of violence
lence upon his body , and the conclusion
was reached that he had fallen from his
loaded.wagon and broke his neck.
i"Nebraska City News : The News
regrets to learn of the sad news of the death
of two'daughters of Hon. Lev ! Kime which
occurred yesterday at his home near Una-
dilla. Their deaths were caused bymeasles ,
and their ages were respectively thirteen
and seventeen years Mrs. Kime and her
three remaining daughters are dangerously
ill , but we trust that the crisis has passed
and they will recover. Mr. Kime has the
sympathy of the people at large in this hour
of affliction. The girls , who were both ex
ceedingly bright , died in less than an hour
of each other.
The .store of Stephen Hulfish , at
Bashbury , was broken into last Saturday
night and goods taken out to the amount of
three or four bundled dollars. The thieves
were tracked .to Lincpln.
The opening of the Morton house
was the greatest event in the history of Ne
braska City. The house wns built at a cost
of $50,030 , and is the finest in the state out
side of Omaha. The ball at the opera house
was a very brilliant affair , the intelligence ,
wealth and fashion of the city being in at
Juniata is without a house to rent ,
and a Bonanza is said to await the man who
will put down his wealth and provide some.
Uncle. Sam * disburses § 817.75 per
month to pensioners in Adams county.
The ex-veterans of the army and
navy holdine forth in Buffalo county will
hold a reunion at Kearney on the 22d ,
Washington's birthday , on which occasion
interesting exercises will take place.
Theodore , son of Adam'JCrites , for
merly of Endicott , accidentally shot himself
in the same old way pulling a gun from the
wagon , with the muzzle tunled toward
The Odd Fellows of Grafton. and vi
cinity are about to organize a lodge.
The state is now. full of agents for
nurseries in different sections of the coun
try. Farmers will do well to give the most
of them a wide birth and patronize home
It is understood the incorporates of
.the Warwick , Superior & Hastings railroad
company have organized and elected offi
cers. They propose to grade the road to
A new bank is about to be established
at Plattsmouth. The institution will be
called the "Citizens' Bank of Platts
mouth. "
The residence of C. Menemy , Blair ,
was destroyed by fire a few days ago. It was
one of the old land marks of the town.
Fairfield Herald : The land interest
continues good , and-with the approach of
spring Increases. There were several new
arrivals yesterday and Tuesday of men gen
erally representing a large amount of cap-
ital , and though land is held higher , that
located to suit the party in search Is general
ly bought as soon as the location is found.
The disposition of men to sell as soon as
they can sell at a small profit seldom proves
the best policy , and especially in a country
like this where the lands'are far below their
real value.
Geprge Cooper , of Madison county ,
while digging a well met with a severe if
not fatal accident. The bucket became de
tached from the rope and fell a distance of
fifty feet , striking him a glance blow on the
head , tearing the scalp about four by six
inches , throwing it over on his forehead. A
space of about two inches in the center of
the wound , the periostum , was stripped
from the bone , leaving it entirely bare.
Madison is to have a creamery , $650
having been subscribed for the purpose.
Eggleston & Fisher.of Crab Orchard ,
have just sold and delivered to Fayette
Smith , of Missouri , the two-year-old colt ,
full brother to Attwood , for $1,000. This
colt is engaged in eastern stakes for two-
year-olds tobe run the coming season. Mr.
Smith will ship this colt with other horses to
New Orleans.
There are some disturbances in Blair
over the propriety of opening the public
schools in the mornings with religious exer
cises. Some of the parents object to their
children receiving any such teachings. One
or two of the students remained out until
the exercises were over , and the principal
informed them they would have to quit
school if tLey persisted in such conduct.
The principal of the school of North
Bend was arrested , for assault and battery
on one of hls.pupiis. The charges against
him are quite serious , and it is probable
that he will lose his position.
A freight conductor who obstructed
the railroad crossing at North Bend and
treated contemptuously the order of right
ful-authority th""move on , " was taken be
fore the legal tribunal and made to pay
roundly for his obstinacy.
Fremont Tribune : Social circles at
Wisner have been stirred up by an action
which has just been brought in the district
court for Cuming county by M. C. Robinson
against W. C. Jones , Martha A. Branch
and Adelia C. Spurr. The plaintiff com
plains that the defendants alienated the af
fections of his wife , enticed'her away , and
have detained her in opposition to his ut
most peaceable efforts to obtain her from
the defendants' custody , control and influ
ence. Mr. Robinson , through his attorneys ,
M. McLaughlin and C. C. McNish , asks for
a consideration of $20,000.
Transgressors Dealt "With by Vigi
Sioux CITY , February 5. Reports
have , reached here from the upper Elkhorn
country , in Nebraska , that Kid Wade ,
dea-erof the Nebraska outlaws and horse
thieves , has been hung by vigilantes , who
have headquarters at a place called ' 'The
Pen , " at the mouth of the Long Pine.
They have arrested a large number of men
in various parts of northern Nebraska and
taken them away to this place , where
they are tried and disposed of in a
manner unknown. But as they are
never seen again , it is supposed that they
are shot , hanged or conducted out of the
country. The terrible earnestness of the
vigilantes and the mystery of their ways
cause men to shudder when their doings
are mentioned. It is positively certain that
they have lynched eleven men , and it is
equally sure that others have met the same
fate , but. how many , or by what means ,
only the grim executioners can tell. ' 'Kid' '
Wade was captured at Lemars three weeks
ago. He seemed to realize the fate that
awaited him , but manifested no more con
cern , than if going about his ordinary bus
-JLoNG PINE , February 7. Kid Wade
was found this morning hanging to a whis
tle-post ten miles east of Long Pine. Coroner
ner Shofford , of Long Pine , held an inquest
to-day and found that he came to his death
by hanging by parties unknown. The vigi
lantes left this place yesterday morning with
Wade. The sheriff of Holt county took him
from them , but on the way to Holt county
ten or fifteen masked-men took Wade from
the sheriff. _ _ _
By the'Southern Route.
CHICAGO , February 9. The. Atchison -
son , Topeka and Santa Ferailroad company
has issued a circular announcing that it will
transport through California freights in con
nection with the Southern Pacific fromKan-
sas Citv , Atchisbn or Denver without break-
in ? bulk. Owing to the close relations of.
the Atchison with the Burlington it is sup
posed that the latter will be included in the
through car service by the southern route
as opposed to the Union Pacific and its four
Omaha allies. The presence of the Mexican
Central officials in this city gives rise to the
statement that close relations are being ar
ranged between the Burlington , the Atchi
son , Topeka and Santa Fe and Mexican
Central roads for Mexican traffic.
We have advertised a great many
different patent medicines but have
never taken the pains to editorially
"puff" one. We are going to do it
now for the first time. Chamberlain & ,
Co. , Des Moines , Iowa , manufacture a
cough remedy which is absolutely the
best thing we have ever seen. We
have used it in our family for the past
year and consider it indispensible. Its
effect is almost instantaneous , and
there is no use talking , it is a dead shot
on a cough or cold. We don't say this
for pay but because we consider Cham
berlain's Cough Eemedy the best made ,
and we want the people to know it and
use it. Lewis , Iowa , Independent.
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Peter Clifford , a young brakeman on
the Ohio Central railway , living at Rend-
ville , was awakened by two men who ask
ed him to come to the door. He went , and
as soon as the door was opened one of the
men put a pistol to his head and fired. Clif
ford fell into the arms of his wife and soon
died. The alleged murderer was taken from
the jail and lynched.
Jeff Homers , a negro , who outraged
and brutally stabbed Mrs. Stlflln , in the
northern part of Chambers "county , Ala. , ,
was forcibly taken from jail and hanged tea
a tree. <
The wife and little 'daughter of Mor
gan Martin , a farmer living near Galllpolis ,
Ohio , were burned in their dwelling. It is"
supposed that the wife's clothing caught
fire and fired the building.
A special from Culiacan , Chihuahua ,
Mexico , says that Judge Henry Cooper ,
formerly United States senator from Ten-
essee , was killed by robber ? on the 4th.
He was manager of the Polk silver mine.
He left Nashville in November with $30,000
to pay off the debts of the concern and start
a mill.
Special agents of the postoffice de
partment at Chicago arrested Bobert Biley
and James McCarroll for using * the mails for
fraudulent purposes , under the name of
Winship & Co. The parties arrested have
been acting as agents for the Royal Havana
lottery company.
The dwelling of Wm. Aiorrison , in
Pocahontas county , West Virginia , was
burned. Morrison and wife escaped with
four children who were sleeping in the
room with them , but two girls aged seven
and eleven , sleeping in another room were
roasted to death before their parent's eyes.
The Ohio river is , rising at a great
rate , owing to continued rains , and people
along the stream are in great fear that lives
will be lost and property damaged.
The board of inspectors of steam vessels - ?
sels began at Boston , on the 5th , investiga-
ion of the wreck of the City of Columbus.
The disaster was attended with a loss of
.ninety-seven lives.
The senatorial contest in Kentucky
has ended by Blackburn receiving the cau
cus nomination. The vote stood : Black
burn , 63 ; Williams , 57. Senator Williams'
term expires March 3 , 1885.
One thousand people left the town of
Lawrenceburg , Ind. , , on account of the
At a meeting of the general freight
agents of the northern trunk lines at Chica
go on the 6th , it' was. decided , to advance
Utah rates.
A memorial to congress to increase
the salaries of the United States district
judges , especially that of Love , of Iowa ,
was.prepared by the bar of Davenport. It
will be circulated for signatures at every
county seat in Iowa.
The people at Harrisburg fear an ice
gorge and all the iron mills at that place have
The Paris academy of mus c has ,
with one dissenting voice , proclaimed in
favor of the repeal of the decree prohibiting
the importation of American pork.
The cowardly Egyptians , early in the
fight near Takar , threw away their saddles
and turned loose their horses , effecting a
retreat on foot rather than again face the
A Germau farm laborer at Maren-
RO , Iowa , killed the daughter of his em
ployer and then himself.
A freight train on the Illinois Cen
tral jumped the track , injuring three.em
ployes and a number of passengers.
Billy McGlory , convicted of'violating
the excise law in New York , was sentenced
to six months in the pen.
The wife vof * Robert P. Porter , ex-
secretary of the tariff commission , received
her diverse-on the 6th. Cause , desertion.
Shewas awarded$10,500 alimony. The cash
was paid down as soon as he decree was
The body of Frank Huff , of Iowa ,
was found under Coon river bridge , near
Des Moines , on the ice. It is supposed he
fell through the bridge while drunk , strik
ing on his head , producing instant death.
A German farm laborer , employed
near Millersburg , Iowa , shot Mary Shuster , ,
daughter of a , widower by whom he'was
employed , owing to the glri's disinclination
to accept his attentions 1 He then killed
himself. The.girl , cannot recover-
fA construction train on the Vicksburg
road , carrying a large force of laborers , had
eight freight cars oyerturned. Fourteen
men were wounded , one fatally and three
The committee on ways and means
has agreed to grant hearing to the represen
tatives of the interests of cotton , wool , met
als , earthenware and glassware.
i A collision occurred on the Baltimore
and Ohio near Fallsburg sta Jon between
two passenger trains , but , fortunately , no
one was fatally injured.
Daniel Wallace , otherwise "Texas
Dan , " a notorious outlaw and desperado ,
was arrested at Chicago by the sheriff of
Kendall county , Texas , for attempted mur
der of Leander Bv Bowen , a wealthy ranch
man , in November last.
Fifty-two members of the Park club ,
London , have been convicted of gambling at
baccarat and fined $500 each. The proprie
tor and members of the committee were
fined $2,500 each.
In the village of DeKalb , Missouri ,
Columbrus Spratt , an eighteen year old
boy , shot and killed James' Mstchell after
having been worsted by Mitchell In a fist
While firemen were working on a
fire in the factory of Krosmer & Kinchper
atAllentown , Pa. , the walls fell outward ,
killing five and seriously Injuring eleven
firemen , five off whom soon died from their
Frank and James Henderson and
James Murphy , while crossing the Tuscara-
wa near Lafayette , Ohio , were crushed by
logs. The two Hendersons were drowned.
Advices from South Africa report the
death of Cetawayo , the famous Zulu chief
tain , of heart disease.
A petition has been presented to the
Iowa legislature asking for amendment to
the divorce laws , so that the guiltyparty di
vorced shall not be at liberty to marry again
while the innocent party is unmarried.
All buildings in Point Pleasant , Ohio ,
are under water , and it is feared that the
house in which General Grant was born will
float down the Ohio river.
H. H. Warner offers a § 200 prize for
ever ) ' discovery of new comets made during
1884 in the United States and Canada.
The main hall of the world's fair ex
position building , at New Orleans , will be
lighted by 15,000 incandescent burners.
In the ice yacht race for the cham
pionship of America , at Poughkeepsle , N.
Y. , Aaron. Innis Hazel , of the Poughkeep-
sie club , won.
Not a vestige remains of Cochrans-
rllle , Ohio , a small village in Monroe coun
ty , being entirely wiped away by the flood.
A collision' ' , occurred between two
freight trains pji the Chicago , Burlington
and Quincy railroad , on a bridge near Haw
thorne , Iowa. Conductor Cummings was
killed and Engineer Kennedy severely in
The following nominations have been
confirmed : Richard S. Tuthill , as attorney
of the northern district of Illinois ; John
Watts , postmaster at Ames , Iowa ; George
Eberhart , Cedar Falls , Iowa ; Daniel
O'Cross , Brownville , Neb. ; Morris Den
nis , Syracuse , Neb. ; Manley B. McNutt ,
Red Cloud Neb. ; M. Grimes , Kearney ,
Representative. Robinson- says in re
gard to his resolution for an export tax on
cotton that a tax of one cent will yield a rev
enue of $13,000,000.
Captain William A. Kirkland , com
mander of the receiving ship Colorado at
New York , has volunteered to command
the proposed Greeley relief expedition , and
will be assigned to that duty.
Senator Van Wyck has introduced a
resolution in the.senate , which was agreed
'to ' , providing that no dividends shall here
after be made by the Union Pacific railroad
company but from actual net earnings thereof -
of , and no new stock be issued or mortgages
or pledges be made on property or net earn
ings of the company without the leave of
congress , except for the purpose of fundIng -
Ing and securing debts or the renewal there
of , and any director or officer who shall payer
or declare , or aid in paying or declaring ,
any divide'nd o'r creating any mortgage or
pledge prohibited by this act , shall be pun
ished by imprisonment not exceeding two
years and a fine not exceeding $5,000.
The Western Associated Press has
memorialized congress , setting forth the in
justice of the present rate of newspaper
postage , and especially the rate on trans
ient papers. The association are unanimous
in the opinion that the law should be amend-
ed'to make the rate on transient papers one
cent for four ounces or fractional parts
thereof , which would cover nearly all news
paper issues , including supplements , and
put a stop to the loss of millions of copies
now mailed which are not forwarded by the
postoffice department.but seized and sold
as waste paper to the serious damage and
annoyance of the people.
The limit of appropriation for rivers
and harbors the next fiscal year was inform
ally discussed on the 5th by the house com
mittee having in charge these subjects.
While no decision was reached a majority of
the committee seemed to favor the appro
priation of not more than $10,000,000
and expressed themselves desirous , if pos
sible , to confine it within $9,000,000. The
estimates of engineers having in charge the
improvements of rivers and harbors amounts
to about " " 35,000,000.
The house committee on appropria
tions has about completed the naval appropriations
priations/ provides for an appropriation
of $14,329,196 , being less tharirthe esti
mates , and $1,563,233 less than the appro
priation for the current year.
The senate committee on. agriculture
unanimously ordered a favorable report on
the bill to prevent the spread of pleuro-
The Mississippi river commission has
made arrangements with the manne hospi
tal service for the treatment in Its hospitals
of all their sick employes along the Missis
sippi from St. Paul to New Orleans.
Representative Ermentrout was in
structed by the house committee on banking
and currency to report the bill for the ex
change of the trade dollars for standard dollars
lars , at par , by January 1/1S85.
The president has approved the bill
appropriating $100,000 for the benefit of
" destitute' Injdians' !
A committee of fifteen citizens of Da
kota appeared before the senate committee
on territories to advocate the passage of a
bill providing fora constitutional conven
tion for the territory , and oppose the rec-
ognitlon of the recent convention at Sioux
Falls , on the ground that it did not fully
represent the people of the whole terri
tory.The house committee on labor has *
ordered favorable report on RepresentatlWf/
Hopkins' bill for the establishment of a de
partment of labor statistics. The measure
provides for the appointment of a commis
sioner , who shall acquire all useful information
mation upon the subject of labor and its re
lation to capital , and means for promoting
the material , social , religious and intellec
tual prosperity of the laboring men and
women. The question of contract convict
labor was discussed without reaching a con- > -
Cheohg Woo Tsang , a native of
China , but educated-and long a resident of
Connecticut , has applied to the clerk to be
admitted to citizenship. The clerk decided
that no relief could be given him , in consequence - ( |
quence of the act of May 6,1882 , which pro- . J , J
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vides "That hereafter no state court or
court of the United States shall admit Chi
nese to citizenship. "
The Vienna police have compiled a i
list of foreigners who are to be expelled
from the country. They have also closed
Jacoby's printing office , at which the social
ist newspaper , The Future , was published.
It is now determined that the attack
on Bachninh will open at the beginning of
The Turkish Ambassador has in
formed the secretary of foreign affairs that j
the porte is preparing a note to the powers
insisting on a retention of Soudan as a part * f
of Egypt under the sultan's suzerainty , and (
desires that the Soudan question be sub- ( l
mittcd to a conference of foreign ambas&a- \
dors at London or Constantinople. A
The Porte has sent Wallace , linked Jr
States minister to Turkey , a conciliatory *
note in reference to the treaty of commerce
between Turkey and the United States. The
sultan has assured the British ambassador
in Turkey that he wishes to come to a friend
ly understanding regarding Egypt.
The nihilists have poisoned Degrareff ,
alias Jablonsky , the chief murderer of Gen.
Suderkim , because of his many double deal
German conservative papers have
made a violent attack upon the memory of
HerrLasker. The Nerd Deutsche Zeituuir
defends the absence of the ministry from
the funeral , and declares it is no more proof
of the degeneracy of political morals , as
'charged by the liberals , than would be the
refusal of the English cabinet to attend the
funeral of Mr. Bradlaugh.
M. Dumay , recently in America , at a
meeting of mechanincs in Paris , Bald the
American workmen were better paid but
were not betteroff than the French artisans.
The French mechanic works better than the
American , because not so rapid. Frenchi
men were freer to come and go from shop v"
to shop than Americans. It is not unusal
for American shops to forbid the employ
ment of trades unionists , in violation of
personal liberty.
A letter from General Gordon , just
made public , says : "It is no secret that
England has abandoned all intentions of
guaranteeing the continuance of Egyptian '
supremacy over Soudan. It has decided I
that the task is too onerous and would be '
attended with no corresponding advantage. /
It will therefore .allow the people now In rebellion - 1
bellion to revert to their old sultan. " General - >
eral Gordon accepts this decision as wise and ]
just. t
It is estimated that GOO rebels were \
killed in the late fight. Baker Pasha telegraphs - 1
graphs that his men will be able to hold out 1
for only a short time behind the entrench
ments. Spies report that the rebels intend (
to attack Suakim. It is expected that Gen.
Sir Evellyn Wood's army will go to Su- |
akim. j
A Cairo dispatch says : Great indignation - :
nation is felt , both by Europeans and na- '
lives , at the apathy of the British govern-
mentinviewof the recent massacres. No
| news of Gen Gordon has been received , and
the general opinion is that only a .miracle *
can save him , when the news of Baker j '
Pasha's defeat spreads throughout Soudan. .
Civil Service Reform. ]
WASHINGTON , February 4. The bill t
to repeal the sections of the revised statutes |
restricting the term of certain officers to
four years , introduced by Representative
Willis to-day , is another step toward civil
reform. It was prepared by the New York
civil service reform association. It pro
vides that the offices at present limited to a >
term of four years shall be held at the will |
of the appointing power , or during good be-
havlor and competency. The offices affected .
by the bill are those of United States district f
attorney , chief justices and associate justices ' \
of territories , presidential postmasters , I
registers of land offices , receivers of public {
moneys , surveyor-generals of territories
and collectors of customs. (
Coal at Two Dollars a Ton. " " |
DES MOINES , February 4. There has
been an agreement that all coal passing
through the dity be sold at the same price
charged by the coal exchange here , but
prices have been cut by outside- dealers ,
and the coal exchange to-day reduced the
price from $2.55 per ton to $2.00. Miners
will commence digging Monday at 4c per
bushel. They have been receiving 4&Cy \
according to agreement reduce the
price themselves.
m i
SPARTA , TENX. Dr. W. B. Cummings
says : "I am strorgly convinced of the efil-
of Brown's Iron Bitters
cacy and recom
mend them. * '
Why is a hen supposed to be immor
tal ? Because her son never sets.

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