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F. X. Jfc E. M. KUiaiKIX , Pate. ICcCOOK , NEB NEBRASKA. ITEMS. The eighteenth annual meeting of the Nebraska Teachers' association will be held in Lincoln March 25 , 26 and 27 , 1884. The Auburn paper reports fifty-two children in the Burk school district 'sick with the measles. A physician profession ally called , found in one family five chil dren down with the disease. Postmaster Gandy , at Broken Bow , has received notice from the postoffice de partment at Washington that increase of speed has been ordered on the mall route between Kearney and Broken Bow. Cass county takes the belt on high kickers. His name is Albert Worth , and he has a record of eight feet at a standing kick. He lives four miles froui Platts- mouth , and will wager that he can equal the best record of any man in the country. Wm. Fisher , a German , suicided at Omaha by taking poison. He had been un fortunate in business was out of money and 'could get no work , hence the rash act. Enos Morris , a respected young man of Oakland , committed suicide by shooting himself ha the forehead with a 38 caliber re volver , in the presence of a young lady he had been courting for some time. Rev. W. H. Tibbets homesteaded 100 acres of land near Nebraska City years ago , which the railroads afterwards gob bled. The general land office has now de cided that the railroad has no claim to It , and that It reverts to the original owner. It is worth $6,000. The O'Neill Frontier office was en tirely destroyed by fire on Sunday , March 2d. A new Campbell power press and $200 or $300 worth of new material was de stroyed. Seven hundred dollars in money was in the lock safe , but was not rescued from the flames. Three other buildings , two of them Just completed , were also burned to the ground. Smith , of Chicago , and Miller , of Omaha , pugilists , fought a prize fight a few miles north of the city the other day. Thirty rounds were fought and the mill was won by Smith , he having been declared winner n consequence of a foul by Miller. Neither of the men were very severely punished. An accident occurred on the St. Mary's avenue street car line in Omaha a few days ago that narrowly escaped proving a serious affair. The car in going down hill became unmanageable. It started down ! the grade with frightful speed' , and atlenjjth the horses , not being able to keep ahead of it , left the track , fell , and were dragged some distance , the car finally being over turned and ending the mad ride. The pas sengers were all more or less bruised but none seriously injured. Wisnep Times : Friday afternoon the three-year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Cohee , seven miles northeast of Wisner , was so severely burned that he died early Saturday morning. The little fellow was upstairs playing and he got hold of some matches , and in burning them his clothing caught fire. Mr. Cohee was out at the sta ble. He heard the child's cries and hur ried into the house , finding the boy almost burned to a crisp. A young man near AVilber after par taking of an overdoseof liquid refreshments , ndulged in racing his horse. The animal slippped and fell upon the rider , dislocat ing his shoulder and otherwise injuring him. The catastrophe is charged up to whisky. * Thirty-five young boys sent to Ne braska by the Woman's Aid society of New York , got off the train at Alma a few days ago. The purpose is to bind them out to farmers and o.thers In that neighborhood , and give them a chance to become good cit izens in the best agricultural state in the union. - The Minnechaduza river has been on a rampage lately , and as a consequence not a bridge is left. . It took them "all off slick an clean , as it did everything else that lay in its course. The Valentine Reporter says the boys at the Indian supply depot are having an easy time of it Just now , owing to rough roads and high water , which prevents the Indians hauling freight. Sam Peterson filled up with poor ' whisky and undertook to "run" the town t : of Superior , but was checked in his wild ci career by a shot from Constable Peterson. The ball from a 38 calibre pistol entered his it leg , but in such way as to not disable him itn for any great length of time. e < Neligh Republican : An old soldier siCl by the name of F. J. Butler , who was a Cl : Cla resident of Pierce county , left his home a some time last week to visit Nellgh , and \ \ wasifound in said village on Thursday last it itc badly frozen , from the effects of which he c < died. This is the second old soldier who has died In poverty in this vicinity during SI the winter , both of whom were undoubtedly SIT entitled to pensions but were mustered out it before the red tape that could be used in itP their cases was exhausted. oNorth Auburn had a disastrous blaze Ic on the 4th , Richards and Bnrke's livery Icg' ' stable being destroyed in an incredibly alf short time. Seventeen horses were burned , alw but three out of the total making their es f : cape. The loss is $10,000 , outside of the fii value of the animals. A defective flue fiioi tartcd the blaze. oi f Postoffice changes in Nebraska for IK the week ending March 1 , 1884 , fur ea nished by Wm. VanVleck , of the postoffice nt department : Established High , Ouster county , William Daggett , postmaster ; Lo cust , Franklin county , Ben. D. Stephenson - son , postmaster ; Berne , Webster county , John Elaine , postmaster ; Hart Ing , Kearney county , Irving Kaws , postmaster ; Turling ton , Otoe county , Irving Ri Andrew. Discontinued Lonelm , Sherman county ; Snowfiake , Kearney county. Postmasters appointed Barnston , Gage county , A. G. Keys ; Elling , Sherman county , Ed. W. Lindsay , ' Hampton , Hamilton county , J. H. Lants ; Millroy , Gage county , Thos. Noakes ; Prairie Home , Lancaster county , Jos. L. Ryons. Eighteen more Indians ( twelve boys and dlx girls ) arrived at Genoa a few days ago. They are from the Yankton agency , and were nccompanledthere by the Yankton agent , Major Ridpath. The family of Dan Whiston , Sarpy county , were poisoned by eating canned salmon. All were deathly sick , but the timely arrival of a physician saved their lives. lives.Efforts Efforts are being made , and with fair prospects of success , by the officers of the Bellevue Presbyterian church and the officers of the same church at Papillion to unite the two charges , thus forming a good position for one minister. Activity exhibited in the erection of new school houses and the enlargement of old ones evinces a disposition on the part of Nebriskans to thoroughly educate the ris ing generation * . The school tax is a heavy drain , but it is money well invested. Golden weddings in Nebraska are few and far between , but they occur occa sionally. The lostwas that of Mr. andMrs. James S. Rouse , of Greenwood , which was the occasion of a large and happy gath ering. Mr. R. is hale and hearty at the ripe old age of 75 years , and Mrs. R. enJoys - Joys good health and vigor at 67 years. Complaints are occasionally entered here and there about the number of dead hogs that have accumulated during the win ter. As soon as the weather will permit of Mr. Lo making a pilgrimage the difficulty will be effectually remedied. "Do girls smoke" has been answered In the affirmative at Juniata , where several have been seen enjoying their cigarettes , a privilege which they claim is accorded them this ( leap ) year. A great many young men are being pierced in the vital part by Cupid's arrows during the glorious leap year. Marriages multiply on every hand , numerous engage ments a being effected , and the girls are determined to not weary In well doing as long as the opportunity lasts. A man who stole a horse in Hamil ton county , was arrested , taken into court , plead guilty and was sentenced to three years in Ihe penitentiary. It was quick work and well done. Nebraska City is carrying a high head these days over the fact that a bill has passed the senate appropriating $75,000 for a postoffice building there. Hastings thinks something of the kind should be done for that place , in view of the fact that she ranks as the third postal city in the state. Charles Gestrig , an Omaha journal ist , of Swedish extraction , was found dead in his room at the Palmer house , Chicago , on the 7th , supposed to have been aphyxi- ated by gas , which he neglected to turn off before retiring. Gestrin was well knownin Omaha and the northern section of the state , where he was for some time engaged in writing up various cpunties. The Chicago , Burlington and Quincy railroad now runs trains directly. Into Omaha. The town site company of Dorches ter have raised the price of their lots 20 per cent. , a movement not generally under stood , in view of the fact that they were al ready so high that there were few pur chasers. The time for the spring elections rapIdly - Idly approaches and the candidate for local political honors and emoluments Is unusu- illy solicitous regarding the health and wel fare of his neighbor and fellow-citizen. Auburnites are strongly of the opin ion that good coal and plenty of it exists iear that place. To show the faith that is n them they have organized a company for joring and enough money has been sub- icrlbed to proceed with the work at once. A man named John Cain fatally shot ilmself at Valentine a few days ago. Be- 'ore dying he said the shooting was acciden- > al , but people generally believe it was a ase of suicide. a The F-iirfield Herald says that one of ts readers recently gave his wife a oil of bills of $260 to hide away until need- id , which she did in the upper part of the iitting room stove. A party of friends re- ently visited them , and , the day being cold , hot fire was soon burning. The result vas a little handful of ashes sent to Wash- ngton the 'other day to see if any value ould be obtained. Though early in the spring , prairie > ichooners are now of common .occurrence. Dhe disposition is to get to Nebraska early order to be ready for the seed time and Ranting. In a row at the Theatre Comique sa- eon , Omaha , on Sunday last , James Nu gent , a brother of the proprietor of the the- a.c and in the a.hi .tre a non-participant affray , vas shot dead by Tom Price , a gambler and hirt convict. The rt x-penitentiary murderer ired a second shot , which struck a young 1CM ! ) nan named Stout ( son of W. H. B. Stout , M [ Lincoln ) in the neck , severely , though ot fatally wounding him. The murderer b ( scaped and up to Monday morning had ot bqen apprehended. NEWS OF THE'WEEK , GENERAL. White manufacturers at San Fran cisco locked out 3,500 Chinese cigar makers. They propose to substitute 2,500 whites from New York. The Chinese packers struck on learning that their countrymen were locked out. The Burlington , Atchison , Topeka and Santa Fe , and the Chicago and Alton have.given notice of a reduction in lumber rates from Chicago and St. Louis to Colorado rado points from 70 to 37 cents per hun dred. dred.At At the election held on the 1st in the old Second congressional district of Kansas to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dudley C. Haskell , the candidates were E. H. Funston , republican , and Samuel A. Biggs , democrat and grcenbacker. Re ports from all but two counties in the dis- tiict indicate Funston's election by about 5,000 majority. After seven years of idleness the larger furnace of the South Boston iron works was lighted up on the 1st for the casting of a rifle mortar for the United States ordnance department. This will be the firfct of a lot of fine , heavy , experi mental guns , authorized by the last con gress. The New York Daily Commercial Bulletin's fire record shows the loss by fire In February to be seven millions , and for January'and February ten millions. The authorities at Smithfield , Illi nois , have telegraphed the United States arshal at Chicago , informing him of the arrest of a gang of counterfeiters and cap ture of their entire outfit. Prentiss Tiller , the money clerk of the Pacific Eapress company at St. Louis , whose father is a Louisiana detective , dis appeared about 3 o'clock on the 3d , taking with him one or two valises full of money packages , the total , amount being near $75,000. The house committee on judiciary has ordered an adverse report on the cele brated McGarrahan claim. A Khartoum dispatch says that Gen. Gordon believes that the slavery question will settle itself within a year by an uprising of the slaves. The high water has reached the south and is doing mnch damage. Major Lopez Martablo was killed near Edinburg , Texas , forty miles above Brownsville , in a duel with the editor of the Cronista , published at Matamoras. Sherman's copyright bill , introduced in the senate , provides that the copyright shall extend to all news items exceeding one hundred words in length. Smaller items are notto be copyrighted. English detectives at New York have been provided with portraits of suspected dynamiters. The Boston board of trade has passed resolutions protesting against the excessive coinage of silver money and the use of silver certificates. Two children of Isaac Kennedy , re siding near Phillippi , Bourbon county , WestVa. , fell In a kettle of boiling soap and were burned to death. John McGinnis was hanged in the county prison at Philadelphia for the mur der of his mother-in-law. Hon. Kenneth Paynor , solicitor of the treasury , died at the National hotel , Washington , on the 5th. A snow plow on the St. Paul road struck a sled containing a farmer named Fisk , his son , aged 19 , a married daughter ; and two small children , at Sibley , Qsceola county , Iowa. The son was instantly , killedand the father fatally injured. The others were slightly injured. William McMillan , living near Hu ron , Ohio , went home drunk and abused Ills wife , who threatened to call on a neigh bor for help. McMillan swore he would kill the first man who came Into the house. 3eo. Thompson , aged 19 , came , having an errand , and was ignorant of the trouble. McMillan , mistaking him for another per son , fired and killed him. He was put in ail and there suicided. . The Kimball house at Anoka , Minn. , . mrned. But little furniture was saved. Che guests all escaped. The governor of South Carolina has / ffered a reward of $500 for the arrest of iV. B. Cash , who shot Town Marshal Rich- irds at Cheraw. M. O. Van Fleet , county treasurer of luron county , Ohio , has absconded. His iccountsare short from $50,000 to $60,000. A large number of prominent cattle nen held a public meeting at Emporla , van. , to take steps for the suppression of he cattle plague , which exists In malig- lant form at that place. Edward D. Payne , of Dayton , Ohio , rother of Senator-elect H. B. Payne , died if paralysis. Workmen who have been boring at rinton , Iowa , for petroleum the past 01hi uonth , struck oil a few days ago in paying uantities. It causes much excitement. At a meeting of the executive com- hi littee of the Western export association , him ontrolling all the distilleries in the west , se eld in Chicago on the 6th , a decision was si eached to reduce the production of whisky at per cent , below the present basis after atm ay 1st. m John McMahon collector of Hb- , city - cc > oken , N. J. , is missing , and the mayor ccm ; as taken possession of his office. th The woman suffragists called upon fn President Arthur. The president pro nounced them a very remarkable assem blage of women. The fiftieth anniversary of the incor poration of the city of Toronto was cele- brattd by firing salutes , ringing bells and opening a free library. James Crawford , an ex-railroad con ductor , charged by the Pennsylvania rail road company with embezzling tickets , has been found guilty by a Jury. The boiler of J. H. Trees' dyeing es tablishment , Lawrence , Mass. , exploded , killing Engineer Jno. Trees , Jr. , and fatal ly injuring two employes. The northern and southern divisions of the Central Mexican railway have formed a Junction. Through traffic commences immediately. Arrangements are completed for bringing foreign goods overland , com peting with the Mexico and Vera Cruz rail way. way.At At a blooded cattle sale at Mar shall , Mo. , forty-four shorthorns belong ing to R. W. Owens , o'f North MIddleton , Ky. , brought $8,000 , and sixteen Jerseys , owned by Alex McCllntock & Son , Millers- burg , Ky. , brought nearly $4,000. Three excursion trains of land seek ers passed through St. Louis a few days ago , some of.them destined for Nebraska. The Wisconsin republican state cen tral committee decided to hold two con ventions , the first to elect delegates to the national convention and the second to nom inate a state ticket. .The first convention will be held at Madison. April 30th. The Louisiana republicans made the following state nominations : For governor , John A. Stevenson ; lieutenant governor , Wm. Burwell ; secretary of state , F. W. Liggins ; attorney general , John H. Stone. The libel suit against the New York Times of Shipping Commissioner Duncan , the captain of the steamer Quaker City during her famous voyage , has ended for the present. The Jury found for the plain tiff upon two statements , awarding six cents damages on each. On all the other charges the Jury found for the defense. The plaintiff sued for $10,000. The New York weekly bank state ment is as follows : Revenue , decrease , $5,879,300. The banks now hold $12,821- 675 in excess of legal requirements. The Consolidated paper company , of Chicago , manufacturing coarse wrapping paper , has made an assignment. Liabili ties , $97,000 ; assets , $125,000. Labor officials are circulating a peti tion at Pittsburg to be presented to congress asking an appropriation of $10,000,000 of the surplus for colonization purposes. This sum would supply 100,000 families $500 each , mortgage to be given on land for pay ment in fifteen years , allowing If the settler pays for a homestead , 160 acres in five years at par , under ten years one per cent. , and over years two percent. The petition is being largely signed. A serious crevasse has occurred at the Davis plantation , fifteen miles above New Orleans. The break is widening rap idly and the wateris overflowing the rail roads. WASHINGTON- . The following postoffices have bean Assigned to the third class or presidential , Hid salaries of postmasters fixed at amounts stated : North Bend , Neb. , $1,000 ; Weep ing Water , Neb. , $1,100. The bill introduced in the senate by Uockrell to authorize the appointment of a jpecial commission to visit the principal countries of Central and South America for he purpose of collecting Information look- ng to the extension of American trade with hose countries , provides for the appolnt- nent of three commissioners for a term of iwo years each , with an annual salary of 5,000. The house committee on appropria- ions has agreed to report adversely the oint resolutions making appropriations for , elief of suffers from high water along the ewer Mississippi. A decision has been rendered by the upreme court in the case of the Atchison , topeka and Santa Fe against the Denver .ndNew Orleans railway company , in an .ppeal from the circnit court of the United Itates for the district of Colorado. This ourt holds that the constitutional right in /olorado to connect railroad with railroad lees not of itself imply the connecting of aislness with business. The house committee on invalid pen- ions agreed to report the bill to allow the ? idow of Gen. Frank P. Blair , of Missouri , 3,000 pension and $50 per month for money xpended and services rendered the union ause by her husband during the late war. Following is a copy of the bill intro- uced by Senator Sherman granting copy- Ightto newspapers : Be it enacted , that ny daily or weekly newspapers published . i the United States or any of the territo- , ies thereof shall have the sole right > print , issue and sell for a term tl f eight hours dating from the tlb our of going to press the contents of said b aily or weekly newspaper or collected news t ( t said newspaper association exceeding one al undred words. That for any infringe- C lent of the copyright granted by the-first d * ction of this act , the party injured may IB in any court of competent Jurisdiction , id recover in any proper action the damX , jes sustained by him from the person taking such infringement , together with sts of suit. A duplicate of the foregoinir easure will be introduced in the house at B . ie earliest opportunity bya representative ei om Virginia. ti Secretary Folger , in replying to the house resolution as to how much money Is now In the treasury that can bo app ( ed to the liquidation of the public debt without embarrassing the department , says that after making all deductions for special funds , etc. , and providing for a reserve fund , there remains as a final result $7,534,281 , which may be applied to any government purpose , and that the best answer ofwhac he conceives may be done in the way of liquidating without embarrassment , is per haps what ho , in the use o his best Judg ment , did on the 21st of February last , when he called for the redemption of $10- 000,000 3 per cent , bonds , payable May 1 , 1884. * Brigadier General McKenzie , of the United States army , has been , examined by the retiring board at New York. As he Is regarded as hopelessly insane , there is no doubt as to his being placed on the retired list. Secretary Folger has written a letter to Morrison , chairman of the ways and means committee , suggesting several amendments to the Potter bill , and saying that the ' 'language of the sixth section of the bill la not quite clear , and I am in clined to doubt whether the people will ap prove its provisions. " The house committee on ways and means acted favorably upon the Morrison tariff bill. As agreed upon , it places salt , coal and lumber on the free list. A provis ion with respect to coal is to the effect that I it shall not apply to Canada until that coun try places our coal on the free list. The [ reement to report the amended bill favorably was reached by a strict party vote , seven to five ; Morrison , Mills , Blount , Blackburn , Herbert , Ilurd and Jones voted in the affirmative , and Kelley , Kasson , McKinley , Hiscock and Russell in the negative. Representative Finerty presented a petition from several hundred working men and others in his district protesting against Chinese laborers coming into this country. Mr. Finerty says he understands that similar petitions will be presented from all the principal cit ies of the country. The treasury department , inview of the fact that foot and mouth disease is prevalent in Great Britain , has called upon the collectors of customs at the leading sea board cities for their views on the proprie ty of prohibiting the importation of'cattle. The house committee on public lands decided unanimously to recommend the for feiture of lands granted the Atlantic and Pacific railroad lying east of the junction of thrt road with the Atchison , Topeka and Santo Fe railroad and lying west of Mojave , California , and which have not been pat ented to the road. The senate committee on territories has agreed to give the name of "Lincoln" to the new territory which it is proposed to make out of the northern portion of Dako ta. It also decided to call on the executive department and the governor of New Mexico ice for information in regard to the recent alleged Irregularities of the organization of its legislature. The governor , in a dis patch to Senator Harrison , says the organ ization of the legislature is strictly regular and according to law. Since the introduction of the two-cent letter postage there has been an unex pected reduction in the number of postal cards used. For five years the annual in crease has been 14 per cent ; during the eight months since July 1st the sale of stamps has increased 18 per cent , and of stamped envelopes 25 per cent , while the issue of postal cards was only 256,000,000 against 260,000,000 for the corresponding period last year. The pastmaster general therefore estimates a reduction of $35,000in the cost of manufacturing postal cards the aext fiscal year. The bill to repeal the sections of the revised statutes restricting the term of cer- ain officers to four years'was favorably re ported from the committee on the reform of he civil service. It applies the term of of- ice to the district attorney , chief Justice ind associate Justices of the territories , sur- reyor general , registers and receivers , col- ectors of customs , naval officers , surveyors if customs and postmasters. Senator Harrison's Pension Bill. WASHINGTON , February 25. Senator larrison introduced a bill in the senate to- lay providing for a pension for all honora- ily discharged soldiers who served six aonths In the war of the rebellion in the ailitary or naval service , provided they are LOW disabled. The bill proceeds upon the heory that there are many soldiers and ailors who did not contract disabilities luring the war of such a well-defined na- ure as to enable them to make proof hereof , but who are now broken own in health by reason of hard- hips and exposures in the service. The ighest rate of pension granted Is $24. The ill increases to $12 the pensions of all wid- ws of pensioners who contracted disability i and since the war and who are now rawing $8 ; aiso the pensions of widows of jldiers to be pensioned under the first s.ec- on , and those who shall obtain pensions nder the existing laws , without the widow eing required to prove that death was due service. It does not. grant a pension to 11 widows , but only to those who are orbe- xme pensioners. The bill is the result of a emand which the government , under ex- ting laws , is unable to meet. The pen- ons under the act will begin at the date of ling the application therefor. DEFIANCE , Iowa , Oct. 11,1883. I have sold Chamberlain's Cough .emedy for eight or nine years , and in -pry case it has given entirp : iti fac- on. C. A.