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J ? . M. & K. M. KUI9IEI.I. , Pab . McCOOK , NEI NEBRASKA ITEMS. - A number of Fremont boys wen anxious to see tbp Brown county hors ' thieves confined at'tbat place , and the ac commodating sheriff complied with their re quest , keeping them in' six hours. The ! interview with the prisoners was more pro tractcd than , they had bargained for. Assessors are not pleased with thi new law which allows them only two dollar per day for their work , whereas they hav heretofore received , three dollars and twi cents per capita for enumerating the inhab lUnte One hundred and fifty thousanc brook trout now In process of hatching ou at the hatcheries near South Bend , Indiana will be distributed in Nebraska streams a on early day. The sheep men of Harlan counti have had but small losses this winter BO far A majority of them have better facilities fo : taking care of their stock than ever before and have-become better acquainted with thi business. The Congregational Sunday schoo at Hastings has a class composed exclusive ly of professional young men , with a tcache : who makes it interesting for the boys. The Nebraska Stock Yards company has been organized at Lincoln , with a cap ! tal stock of $100,000. The association ii negotiating for lands Just west of the citj for their yards. Every Gambling room in Hastingi has been closed and many hard cases art making themselves scarce in that locality. Corn has been selling on. the street ! of Hastings at twenty-five cents a bushel. There are thousands of bushels o : corn in the hands of the farmers of th < county 'who do not intend selling at th < present prices. Shippers cannot afford t < pay over twenty-five cents for good corn , and feeders of course will not raise thi price so long as they can get plenty at thi present price. But farmers who have goot corn can make more than the present pric < by holding and feeding it to stock next fall , and that is what most of them will do. I B possible , however , that the demand foi seed corn in Iowa and Illinois will advanci the price to forty cents , or even a large ] price , .in the spring. Nine car loads of cattle , eight cai loads o'f corn , seven car loads of hay , f oui car loa'ds of sheep , four car loads of hog : and two car .loads of miscellaneous freight were loaded at Schuyler in one day. A case of wife beating has been before the courts of Cblfax county * One Brandes was arrested on a peace warrant sworn oui by his wife , who charged him withcruellv ' beating , kicking and biting her. The Judge bound Mm over in the sum of $300 to keep the peace and appear at the District court. Mr. . Rogy , of Seward county , has re ceived a carload of full-blooded Percheron horses , which he has on his farm near Sew ard. Three of them are yearlings , and seven are from three to five years .old , and all very fine ones. A fellow from Sauhdefs county was walking down Main stceet , Fremont , with a gun on his shoulder , having caps on it and the hammers-raised. Some one suggested that it was dangerous to carry a \veapon in that way , and to show the crowd that the gun could not be shot off half-cocked he pointed it in the atmosphere and pulled the trigger. It went off ! Under any other cir cumstances , the Tribune thinks , the care less fellow would probably have brought down . "a citizen or two with mangled corpses. Fremont is receiving congratulations from all quarters for having secured the G. A. R. reunion at that place the coming autumn. What is known as * 'the prettiest town in th'e state" appreciates these ex pressions of good will and proposes leaving nothing undone that will tend to the suc cess of the reunion. At the Florence cut-off , near Omaha , on the 20th , between 75 and 100 pounds of dynamite prematurely exploded , blowing to atoms a man named Thomas Burne , who was engaged in thawing out the dangerous material. Hardly enough of his remains could be found for the coroner to hold an inquest upon. The shock of the explosion was felt for miles around. The Hastings Journal reports that emigrants are coining in 'by every train , * farming utensils and families with them ; It is learned from the Columbus Journal that Archie Chandler , a mulatto , was found dead near the Union Pacific track four miles west of thatplace a few days ago. From appearances he seemed to .have lost his footing on the steps of the cars , and was thrown on to the frozen ground , dislocating his left shoulder and probably fracturing his skull. He was accompanied on the train by his son , and they had tickets to San Francisco. The man appeared to have been intoxicated at the time of meeting with a violent death. J. W. Brown , of Blair , a dissolute character , was sentenced to thirty days In Jail on bread and water for neglecting his family during the recent cold weather. The Blair Times says a visit to Brown's home by Policeman Moore and" Theo. Haller proved that half had not been told. Two ragged little girls , aged four and six years , were found in bed as the only means to keep warm , and the wretched but respec table-appearing mother was shivering in a room without a spark of fire and bare to the comforts of life , while her lord and mas ter was spending his time bumming around some saloon. NEWS OF THE WEEK , GENERAL. . Two men , "Wallace Brockman and Dick Craig , were found dead in a room at the Ashland house , Lexington , Ky. The ; blew out the gas when retiring.- A snow slide near Ontario mine , Lark. City , Utah , destroyed the house oi William Elck , killing his three children and wounding his wife , probably fatally. Rheuber Hart and wife ( colored ) , tel Texas , went to church and left six children home asleep , locked up in the house. The building burned , i nd all the children were roasted. . . The Grand.Army of the Republic post of "Wilkesbarre , Fa. , ' conducting the funeral of a comrade , were refused admis sion to a Catholic church while wearing badges. All but six abandoned the corpse at the door. Miss Hammerling , of Minneapolis , a member of the family sick with trichinae , died. The father is not expected to live. A fire at Prescott , Arizona , burned an entire block'comprising several stores , saloons and offices. Holmes , proprietor of the Daily Miner , attempted to save some valuable papers and was burned to death. Kitty Purcell , a sporting woman , rescued a child from the flames at the risk of her life. Wm. E. Finch , postmaster at Ellen- dale , Dickey county , Dakota , has been ar rested on charge of robbing : the mail of reg istered letters. Luke Phipps , an escaped wife mur derer fr m Windsor , Canada , was arrested at Pullman , 111. As a result of the examination of the office at Mitchell , Dak. , the postmaster at that place was removed by a postal inspec tor , and the office placed in charge of his. bondsmen. G.E.Baxter , of the United States circuit court at Cleveland , issued-an order restraining the Nickel Plate railway com pany from preventing the Baltimore and Ohio telegraph" company to operate the lines of the National telegraph company un til the hearing in Cincinnati on March 10th of the motion for a perpetual injunction against the Nickel Plate company. The citizens , of Logan , Ohio , guarded the cemetery and prevented the burial of Wm. V. Terrell , the murderer of .the Wei- don family , who died in the Ohio peniten tiary ; The remains were brought home by his sister. Mrs. Eorum Larson , charged with poisoning John Guild , was found guilty of murder in the first degree at Muskegon , Mich. Her husband awaits trial on the .same charge. The governor of California has de cided to call an extra session of the legis lature , to take action in the matter of un paid state and county taxes" from the Central Pacific for the years of 1880 , 1881 and 1882 , which , with interest andpenalties , amount'to $1,074,000. The treasury department has been notified that the president of Mexico has is sued a decree imposing an additional duty of 5 per cent , on all articles imported into Mexico , commencing the 15th of May next. The bodies of De Long and comrades arrived at New York on the 20th. The bodies are not perfectly preserved and were not exposed to public view. DeLong was buried in Woodlawn cemetery. Dr. Ambler will be taken to Philadelphia , and Boyd , seaman , to Virginia. * The next meeting of the democratic national Committee will be held at the Palmer House , Chicago , July 7th. The funeral of the victims of the mine explosion at West Leisenring , Pa. , took place on the 22d. A special train ran out to the shaft. from Uniontown , and returned with the' bodies and friends at 9 o'clock. Four cars were filled with relatives of the iead , and the scene was sad in the ex treme. A petition has been forwarded to the [ llinois delegation in congress , signedlarge- v by wealthy cattle owners and prominent jusiness men of Chicago , urging passage of ; he pleuro-pneumonia bill now pending in jongress. The body of Salmi Morse , of "Pas- lion Play" notoriety , was found in the ludson river , he having suicided. Morse , vas 58 years of age. The republican state convention of Haine will be held at Bangor , April 20th. The unveiling' of a statue of General Jee at Lee circle , New Orleans , took place > n the 22d. The ceremonies were inter- upted by a rain storm * The department of. state has received i telegram from Eugene Schuyler , United States minister to Greece , saying that the > robibltion of the importation of pork from his country into Greece has been abolished. A call has been issued for a national ionventionof wool growersof the United States , to meet at Chicago on the 7th of May text , in the general interest of that indus- ry. ry.The The Lasker incident continues the nest prominent topic for newspaper dis cussion in Germany. * 1W. C. Farwell , aged 29 , son of ex- Sovernor Farwell , of Wisconsin , committed uicide by hanging. At Unioritown , , Ky. , a meeting of itizens of Uniontown committee was ap- > ointed to investigate the losses by flood , o as to convey a true estimate toithe pub ic and ask for relief. The committee re- > orts that the loss is $150,000. Many fami- ies are sadly in need. The New York bank statement , for the week ending February 22d , is as fol < lows : Deserve decrease , 5249,000. Th < banks now hold $19,000,000 in excesss o : legal requirements. WASHINGTON. The secretary of war reports immedi ate appropriations needed for the improve- mentof the following river harbors : Soutl Pass , Mississippi river , $6,000 ; watcrgauges on Mississippi river , $2,500 ; Mississippi river , between Illinois and Ohio rlverSj $250,000 ; Missouri river , $270,000 ; uppej Mississippi , $400,000 ; Wabash river , $25- 000 ; Chicago harbor , $20,000 ; Illinois river , $63,000. The foundry board has submitted its report to the secretary of the navy. It does not recommend the establishment of a foun dry properly so called , but thinks steel manfacturers should be called , upon to pro vide and recommends the establishment jol two gun factories under control of the gov ernment , and that the Washington navy yard be selected as a site for a navy and gun factory. Mr. Eldridge presented in the house a petition from A. C. Maxwell , democratic candidate for congress in the Tenth Michi gan district , charging Representative Hatch secured his seat by fraud , corruption and bribery , and that$20,000 was raised" through the agency of Jay Hubbell , by assessing government employes. Senator- Logan has introduced in the senate , by request , a bill to provide for ap pointment , by the president , of aninspectoi of .live stock and dressed meat hog products for foreign shipment. It shall be the duty of the inspector , on application , to inspect the stock of hog product or dressed meats submitted for his examination , and , upon payment to him by the person applying for his services reasonable fees and charges to furnish written certificates of such inspec tion , setting forth the time and place of ex amination' condition and quality of such articles examined. The department of state has received information confirming the report of the dangerous illness of Minister Hunt. The president has nominated C. S. Palmer , of Vermont , as associate Justice of the supreme court of Dakota. The body of General Ord is expected to reach Washington on the 27th. The gain in coin circulation since July 1,1883 , is : 'Gold , $15,542,820 ; silver , $14,192,965. The secretary of war continues to re ceive numerous telegrams-showing satisfac tory progress in the work of relief of the flood sufferers of the Ohio river and tribu taries. The general tenor of the telegrams is that the supplies already distributed are amply sufficient to meet all present needs. A special telegram says- The sole occupant of one of the cells of the'Eighth precinct station house one day recently was a one-armed veteran named John T. Joyce. He was arrested for begging. "I was a member of the First Nebraska regiment , " he said , "and served through the civil war * and several Indian campaigns. Myarm was shot off while doing guard duty. ' ' This is but one of many cases of its kind. A vet eran waitingf or his pension , without means , and being compelled to beg , violates the law by so doing , and is .arrested. . The house committee on commerce has concluded consideration of the Reagan aill to regulate inter-state commerce. A section has been added providing for a com- nission of three members , to whom will be referred questions in dispute. The-annual meeting of the Washing- on monument society was held on the , 22d it the residence of Gen. McKee Dunn. The ) oard of officers of the past year were re- slected. A stone was accepted for insertion n the monument to represent Wyoming. It vas directed that the thanks of the society > e tendered through the secretary of state 0 the king of Siarn for a stone sent by him or the monument. A committee of five vas appointed to consider the subject of irovidingfor a proper celebration of the ompletion of the monument , which is ex- lected by December , 1884. The bill providing for the admission f the southern part of the territory of Da- : ota as a state , which the senate committee n territories agreed to report favoraoly , is imilar in many respects to the bill reported y that committee at the last session or con- ress. It provides for the organization of a tate to be known as Dakota from that part f the territory of that name south of the 5th parallel. A constitutional convention 1 to be held on the second Tuesday in De- smber and delegates to be elected Novem- er 14th. This convention is to include 120 elegates , who are to be elected from single istricts. It is rumored that J. B. Butler , ap- ointed clerk in the treasury department , i to be promoted to assistant secretary , to icceed John C. New , whose resignation > ok effect on the 15th. * Morrison , of the ways and means nnmittee , has been authorized to report is bill for the extension of the bonded hisky period. FOREIGN. A Khartoum dispatch says on General ordon's arrival there thousands crowded ) kisfe his.hands and feet , calling him "the iltan of the Soudan. " Addressing the eople General Gordon said : "I come ithout soldiers but with God on my side to idress. evils. 1 will not fight with army eapons , but will mete out Justice. There tall be no 'more bashibazouks.- . ordon is sending copies of his proclamation i all directions. The French government has called the attention of the English cabinet to thi danger of an uprising and massacre at Cain if the English garrison is weakened. A sudden inerease in activity is mani festedbythp French ministry of marine , Vice Admiral Jiures , commander of th ( French fleet in the Mediterranean , has beer summoned to Paris for consultation , one two more iron-clads have been sent to rein force his fleet. The Paris News publishes intelligence from Berlin which asserts that naturalised German-American citizens who return te Germany are again being rigorously sub jected to military duty , and that the Ger man .foreign office ignores United State * Minister Sargeant and conducts' negotia tions directly with Washington. Bradlaugh has been re-elected by a majority-ofseventy-six , the largest major ity he ever had. After a vote upon Sir Stafford North- cote's motion censuring the government's Egyptian policy , Parnell will go to Cork tc assist John Deasy , candidate for parliament of the Irish national league. He will prob ably address the electors on the general policy of the government. A meeting ol the Parnollitc * members lof the house ol commons was held and it was decided to * vote against.the government upon Sir Staf ford Northcote's motion to censure. In compliance with the request oi SIrEvlyn Baring , British representative at Cairo , the government has decided to rein force the British army of occupation. The Berlin Official Gazette publishes the communication of Bismarck to Von Eisendecker , directing the return to the American house of representatives its reso lution of condolence on the death of Las- kar. The communication is dated Febru- .ary 9th , and.is as follows : "Any recogni tion in a foreign , country of the personal qualities of a German , especially when made by so important a body as the house of representatives , Is gratifying to our na tional feelings. I should have gratefully accepted the communication made by Min ister Sargent "and should have asked the emperor to empower me to present it to the reichstag if the resolution had not contained an opinion regarding the object and effect of Lasker's political activity , which was oppose'd to my convictions. Ac cording to my experience of the political economic development of the German people ple , I cennot recognize the opinion as one which events I have witnessed would greatly Justify. I should not venture to oppose my Judgment to the opinion of such an illustri ous body as the house of representatives if Thad not by more than twenty years active participation in the internal policy of Ger many gained an experience which Justified me'In attaching a certain value to myjudg- ment in questions of home affairs. I cannot determine to ask the emperor for the nec essary power to communicate the resolution to the reichstag because'I should have offi cially to advocate before the emperor an opinion which I cannot recognize as correct. A banquet was given by the Stanley club , of Paris , in honor of Washington's birthday. Sixty guests were present , mostly Americans. Walker , American con sul general , represented Minister Morton. Everything indicates that the Egyp tian officers at Tokar preferred to surren der to the rebels rather than the Christians. The revolt at Massowah is spreading. El Mahdi has appointed his brother governor of Darfoni and ordered him to make a levy and march to Kardofan and reinforce the main body of his troops. Earl Granville has a. dispatch from the British consul at Suakim to the effect that only those of the garrison at Tokar who had wives surrendered to Osman Digman. The remainder are trying to reach Suakim. Minister Sargent entertained the res- dent Americans in Berlin at a soiree ball in ielebration of Washington's birthday. The Lasker incident continues the nest prominent topic of newspaper discus- iion. The'North German Gazette'says the > pposition press has not even attempted to pposp. by arguments based upon facts , the ittitude assumed by Bismarck toward the jasker resolution. We maintain the dis- > atch returning the resolution was couched u a most considerate tone. In preparing he dispatch Bismarck was evidently guided iy the idea that the majority of American epresentatives had not known Lasker. We hall not err in assuming the initiative to he Introduction of the resolution in the louse of representatives was due to direct r indirect influence of Lasker's German lartisans. The representatives passed the esolution with the simple intention of 'leasing ' Germany. The question is sometimes asked by hose who have never used it , why Jhamberlain's Cough Eemedy is the est. We will tell you. It is the only reparation in general use that pro- uces an expulsion of the mucous from be air cells of the lungs. It does not dry p a cough , but loosens it and relieves lie lungs , which is of great importance i treating a cold. It aids expectoration nd opens the secretions which com- letely undermines a cold. It renders tie mucous less tenacious and easier to xpectorate. It frees the system cf olsonous matter which in many in- tances produces fevers and other dis- rders when a cold is neglected. Its sothing and healing properties allay IB irritation of the throat and prevent oughing.It strengthens the lungs. It ill cure a severe cold in less time than y any other treatment , no substance Qters into its composition that is in irious to the most delicate child , hence must be admitted that Chamberlain's bugh Remedy is the best made. DISASTER ON DISASTER. Dcdtructlvo Wind anil Rain Storms in the Southern Section Leas of tAte XVmred Terrible Bllzznrd iu Dakota ; CHICAGO , February 19. The Daily News' Louisville , Ky. , special says : The worst gale ever known is sweeping this part , of the Ohio valley from end to end , carry ill ing destruction and death with every blast. About G o'clock the pouring rain changed to drizzling sleet. It is now blowing at a ve locity of forty miles an hour. Capti Devon , (4 of the life saving service , told a reporter that J "houses in the submerged portion of Louisville , known as' 'The Point , " arc fall ing by the score. ' The upper .stories of many of these houses are occupied. At least two hundred and fifty people are in this flooded portion. Capt. Devon says it is im possible to reach and more of these people with the boats. "We havealreadyremoved some , but can take away no more. No boat can reach tbem. No boat could live to reach them. They are surely dooomed. I wouldn't venture 16 cents on their escape. Every packet on the Ohio river that cannot put into shore to-night is bound to die. " Rome , Ga. , February 19. A fearful storm struck Amberson and Salida , Ala. , this afternoon. Some fourteen persons are reported killed. Houses were blown over in large numbers. Every house in Amber- son Is reported down. At Cave Spring sev eral houses were demolished. Old man Gaillardwas killed and Captain Lapsley's bouse blown down.- Hid sister-in-law is supposed to be killed. Ten or twelve neigh boring houses were destroyed. I INNEAPOLIS , Febroary 19. A Trib une special says : Three out of the four stages due in Lamowre , D. T. , yesterday have not been heard from , and it is believed the drivers and passengers have perished in the blizzard. The Ellcndale coach was found half way between Lamowre and Yankton turned bottom side up , and the driver was found in a house two miles dis tant , badly frozen. He had no passengers. M. J. Sanderson started with a lady passen ger from Lamowre about the same time as the coach and thev have not since ( been heard from. It is believed that both per ished. Search parties are looking for them in all directions. No tidings have been re ceived of the Jamestown coach and the wor Is feared. I J COLUMBUS , Ga. , February 1G. A severe wind storm struck the eastern por- tion'of this city at noon to-day , causing much damage. The Baptist church and county Jail and Columbus oil works were unroofed. The round-house and central depot were utterly demolished. Six en gines were badly damaged and two wrecked. Many machinists narrowly escaped. The Democratic National Conven tion. WASHINGTON , February 22. The democratic national committee met shortly after noon to-day at the Arlington hotel. The meeting was conducted with closed doors. When the committee had been called to order a proposition to admit to the next convention delegates from terri tories was considered , and it was resolved that each territory be advised to send two delegates to the convention , the question of admission to be determined-by the conven tion. The question of a proper date for holding the convention was then taken up and there was a wide diversity of opinion on the subject , the members lavoring dates from the latter part of May to August oth. By a vote of twenty-one to seventeen the committee rejected the motion to hold the convention May 21st and the proposition to select Tuesday , June 24th , was agreed to > 3 to 15. Delegates were then heard in support of ; he claims of various cities as a place for iclding the convention. F. X. Ward advo- ; ated Baltimore , Judge Follett Cincinnati , Barter Harrison Chicago , Willis Louisville , Test St. Louis , Adams Saratoga. The first ballot was taken at lCOandre- inltedas follows : ' Chicago 15 , St. Louis A , Saratoga 5 , Louisville 3 , Cincinnati 1 , Baltimore none. Louisville was with- Irawn. Second Ballot Chicago 19 , St. Louis 17 , " Saratoga 3. Third Ballot Chicago won. The vote teed : Chicago 21 , St. Louis 17. The committee then reconsidered thevote iy which June 24th was fixed as the time of , lold'ng the convention , and agreed upon uly Sth next instead. The Battle of Cold Harbor. TOLEDO , O. , February 19. The Hade has received another letter from Gen. frant in relation to the controversy over the attle of Cold Harbor , as follows : "In fur- tier reply to yours of the 31st ult. , in rela- ion to the battle of Cold Harbor , I would iy that , since writing to you on the 7th ist. , I have thought about it and have a jrt of indistinct recollection that I did isle - le orders for another attack , but came to 10 conclusion myself , and without consul - ition , that It" would prove a failure and ave no compensating results , and Isimply ; nt word verbally to the corps commander Bfore the time ordered for that attack , to ispend It , and-then made my arrange- icnts for a final left flank movement north ' . the Jamet. Tiuly yours , _ U. S. GRANT. New York Bank Holdings. NEW YORK , February 23. The fail- res last week were 246 , as compared with 5 the previous week. The bank state- ent shows a reserve decrease of ? 219,000. he banks now hold § 19,000,000 in excess legal requirements. The Russian welcomes the press em- - ; ror , assurance of peace.