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
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
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
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
NEWS OF THE WEEK ,
. 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
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.
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
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
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 ,
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
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
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-
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 :
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 ,
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
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
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
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 ,
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
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
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 ,
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
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-
Second Ballot Chicago 19 , St. Louis 17 , "
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
The Russian welcomes the
press em- -
; ror , assurance of peace.
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