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F. M. & E. M. KIMMEIX , Pubs. McCOOK , : : i i NEB , ' * The Geneva Juvon'llo bana"ha8 virtually disbanded , and Is now , ono of the things of the past. ' The Omaha lard fBflnery was destroyed by flro on jtlfe 3th. Loss on building and con tents , ? 50i6oO. " . Lewis FcrguBon , the man who knifed Hamp ton at Aurora , July 0 , has escaped from jail , Ho slid out between the bars. , A man named Blttonborgrwasrun over by the cars noaVxli'icoln , and jdflcd' , ono da'y last week. Ho was drunk at the time. The soldiers' reunion at Laramie City open ed with a largo crowd in attendance , not less than 5,000 people being on its grounds the first day. day.J. J. Treltman , an Omaha butcher , would like to flndbl8 , formerclqrkwho.llt out a few days aere.wlthid\"gdo'dlyBum tot ibis employer's Lincoln county is in an enviable position financially. She has built a $30,000 bridge and a nice large court house , and is nearly out of debt. . Union Pacific officials and others now enter tain no fear regarding spread of tozas fever among the cattle. Fall shipments are about to. commence. The Frcemont creamery averaged 1,745 pounds of butter per day during July , or over 47,000 poundsj-l During the same 'period it' turned out 691 cheeses. Nebraskais'takng steps to be rbperly rep resented by the samples oft her products at the New Orleans exhibition next winter. Good returns may be expected in the future. A lad named Burns , living near 'Valparaiso , slid down upon the handle of. a pitchfork , which entered his person aboutteninchcs , re sulting in injuries which , it is thought , will prove fatal. During a recent thunder storm C. W. Fen- derson , a homesteader , located thirty miles north.of North JMatte , on the Loup river , was struck1 dead by lightning. His homo was at Grand-Island. . t Jliss Pulsche , of Omaha , a tolerably fair looking girl , deserted her poor old mother a few days ago- and went away with a negro , with whom she became' infatuated and pro posed to marry. Hans Thompson , a farmer living about ten miles we"sfofOma'hax went town and re ported to ' ( Coroner Maul that a man in his em ploy diedfrom the effects of a * sunstroke re ceived that day. "William Williams , wholives six miles east of Guide Hock , and Is sixty-six years old , met with a painful accident. He was thrown from a pony while herding cattle and produced a fracture of his collar bone. Fifteen transgressors , convicted at the late term of the district court of Douglas county , have just been given quarters ufthVpen near ' ' for manslaughter , ' was sent up for twenty years. The ex-city marshal of Omaha , convicted of bribery and sentenced' to the , penitentiary , has been denied a stay of execution by the su preme court , and now does duty within the walls of the state penitentiary. Near Doniphan last week , while a number of men were helping a farmer to replace his house , which had been blown over by the wind , the roof fell in and crushed a man by the name of Rhodes so severely that he is not expected tolive. . ' ' * * ? / " ? The supreme court hasissuedawritof error in the murder case of Quinn TJohannon , sen tenced to be hung at Nebraska City on the 18th of August. This will postpone the banting until after ' Jhe January meeting of the supreme court. - * W. W. Van Doren , of Oakdale , is a missing man , having disappeared June 29. Nothing has been heard of him since. It is feared he has been , foully dealt with , as he had about § 500 on-his person at the time , with which he intended to buy < md in Dakota. July 19th the flret white child was born on the Omaha reservation , in Cuming county , 3Irs. Thomas McNeill being the mother. The new-comer has been donated 160 acres of choice land insection , , 9 , township 24 , range 6 east , acknowledgment of its priority of primaryjionqrs _ _ A "j. A. Smith , living three miles southeast of Kenes W , was , threshing/withasteam thresher when it exploded , killing him instantlv , de molished everything around , blew Smith about twenty yards , ripped open his bowels and nearly cut his head off. A piece of the boiler was found forty rods away. No others were hurt. R. J. Moore , capitalist , speculator and stock man , of Lincoln , has recently been under the surveillance of. officers , charged with dispos ing of' mortgaged property. Complaint was made * .by tithe Capital -National bank , the amount atstake being § 1,800. ' The affair was finally , settled by thedefendant , making good the obligatlon/and theiaatterwill be silenced on account of the heretofore high standing of the gentleman for integrity and honesty. The board of managers.of .the Nebraska Baptlst.state conventionf in session recently rt Lincoln } jippointed the.f , ollowine mission aries : Bey. A.W. Snyder , for churches at Auburn and Brock ; Eev. D. S. Hulbert. Plainvi'ew ; Bev. B. F. Lawler , Humboldt ; Hev. A.H. Law , Wymore ; Rev. G. J. Travis , "Wayne and Harrington ; Eev. J. A. Abbott , Oxford and Holdredge ; Bev. J. Shutz , MJnden. Postoffice changes in Nebraska during the week ending August 2 , 1884 , furnished by "Wm. VanVJecl 5 > f the postpffice department : Es tablished Anderson Brown county , John An derson , postmaster ; Lutes , Brown county , John lutes , postmaster. Discontinued Far. roll , Platte county ; Putnam , Gage county , Postmasters appointed Big Spring , Cheyenne county , George S. Hinmanpostmaster ; Ham" esvilley. Holt . .county , . 'Alfred C. Mohr postmagter. , The Edgar Times says that a little daughter of O. N. Overfurf , living nine .miles north of Edgar , was 'badly bitten o'a the feet by a rat tlesnake lost week. , She accidently stepped on the snake when it struck her , and becom ing excited she was unable to get away , and was bitten five times before assistance could slowly improving , and it is iusjs' > , ; . s & Tu ' - thought she will soon recover. The Blair Pifot tells of a miraculous stroke of lightning which shattered the house of "W. S.Pershing , a "Washington county farmer , on the 23d. After the crash several balls of fire ran through the house , setting it on fire in sev eral places. A chimney twelve feet high was crushed to the foundation. On the other side of the chimney it blowed a 2x4 piece of stud ding into a thousand pieces. Not a foot square on-the floor up'sfairs but-was "covered with splinters" and they were driven Intrunks , beds , sides of the house , etc. There were thirteen in the house , and the person the greatest dis tance from the chimney was less than ten feet. Mrs. Porshing was about four feet from the chimney that was struck , with a baby in her arms just ono week old. She recovered from the shock atoncobut the baby was motionless for about flftceninlnutes. All ha ' ve recovered from the effect of. the shock. . * it The second day.of the soldiers' reunion at Pawnee City was an Immense .affair. . .There was the largest crowd present that ever as sembled in Pawnee county' or southeastern Nebraska. There was a parade in which ex- rebel soldiers participated. The old horse ridden twenty-two years ago in the army by Sheriff Linning , owned in Pawnee county , was produced , handsomely decorated by flags and ridden about the camp amid shouting , playing of bands and cheers. The animal was captured from' a rebel officer.1 CAPITAL BRIEFS. The secretary of the interior has appointed Robert E. Carpenter , of Dodge City , Iowa , superintendent of the Yellowstone Nationa Park , to succeed P. H. Conger , resigned. In accordance with the act of congress au thorizing the appointment of eighty post quartermaster sergeants to perform the du ties of storekeepers and clerks in'place of citizen employes , a general order has been issued by the war department providing that said sergeants shall bo selected by examina tion from the most competent men in the army.who have served at least four years.and whose character and education shall fit them to take charge of public property , The total value of exports of domestic cattle , hogs and beef , pork- and dairy products for the six monthsendcd June 30th was$43,837,419 , against $54i357,704 > for the same period in last year. The export of beef and pork products for the eight months ending June 30th were $57,570,538 , against 807,679,841 for the corresponding spending time in 1883 ; dairy products for the two weeks ending June 30tb , $2,662,966 , against $2,090,420 for the same time last year. Num ber of emigrants arrived for the year ending June 30,509,834 , being 82,490 less than the pre ceding year , and 260,586 less than the year end ing June 30,1882. FOREIGN NOTES. , The Belgian government has decided to es tablish a quarantine against the Mediterran ean ports. The English cholera is spreading in Clayton , Lemoors and Richton , hamlets not far from Blackburn. The French government will consult the chamber of deputies before instructing Ad miral Courbet at Fee Chow to act. Suakim has been abandoned as a base of op erations. The project of constructing a rail way from Suakim to Berber is likewise aban doned. The peace conference at Berne has closed its session. Before its final adjournment it adop ted a motion favoring the neutralization of inter-oceanic canals. All the men indicted at Dublin , in connec tion with the recent abominable scandals , pleaded not guilty. The inquiry ordered by court regarding French's sanity has been postponed to August 19"at the request ofthe crown. Bismarck has instructed Count Von Munster - ter , the German ambassador to England , to ask Earl Granville , the British foreign secre tary , what measures England intends to take for the payment of the Alexandria indemni ty. He also urges early and energetic action to punish the outrages inflicted by English fishermen in the North sea on German fishing sloops. A Chance /or the ladies. Ex-Governors Furnas and Nance , commis sioners for Nebraska in the interest of the .New Orleans world's industrial and cotton centennial , have issued the following letter to the women prominently connected with wo man's work in the state : BROWNVILLE , Neb. . Aug. 5,1874. Dear Madam : "We very much desire that the woman's work of Nebraska be an Import ant factor in our state exhibit at the world's industrial and cotton centennial , New Orleans , commencing in December next , continuing till May 31 , 1885. We - ask the ladies of the state to organize and take in hand this department. In other states this is being done. Let Nebraska vie with her sister states in this respect , as in all others looking to this great exposition. Let the art , the in dustry , the brain , the handiwork , the domes tic economy of the sex find a place there. To this end we invite you to convene at the Com mercial hotel parlors , Lincoln , Monday , Aug ust 18 , at 4 o'clock p. m. , for the purpose of consultation and action. One or both of the commissioners will be present atthe meeting. Very respectfully , HOBT. W. FURNAS , AI.BINUS NANCE , * Commissioners for Nebraska. A Fierce Blaze at Omalia. Fire was discovered in the Omaha Lard Re fining Co.'s building , on the B. & M. track , South Omaha , on the night of the 8th. It was a long runand the building was situated in an almost inaccessible spot , but the firemen got four good streams of water on in a'remarka- bly short time. Owing to the Inflammable na ture 6"f the contents , however , they could make no headway against the flames , and everything was destroyed. George Walker , an employe , was overcome by smoke and heat while striving to save the books , and was car ried home by his friends. He slipped out the bnilding on a tierce of lard , and was quite bad ly hurt. The Omaha Lard Refining Company is com posed of James E. and John M. Boyd , J. T. Evans and A. G. Buchanan , of Omaha , and.E. H. Purdy , of New York city. The building is a total wreck , being gutted completely , with only three walls left standing. The total loss will be about S45,000.divided as followsLardin bulk , S15.CCO ; lard in parcels. S7.C30 : machin ery , etc. , S1G.CCO ; building , § 7,000. There is a fair insurance on the whole. As to Hog ShrinJcage. There has been much dissatisfaction among commission dealers at the Chicago stock yards.for a long time , over the operation of the shrinkage system in the sale of hogs. Under it packers could contract for drove hogs , then send in a man who would arbitrar ily decide that so many were what are known as "piggy sows , " and "stags , " from whose ag gregate weight about forty pounds each was shrunk or docked , and there was no appeal and the loss was charged to the farmer. A short time ago the livestock exchange passed a rule that hereafter hogs should be sold on their merits ; that these throw-outs must bo selected in advance of the sale , and taken out of the herd to be sold separate on their mer its , also entirely doing away with shrinkage. In order to give time for negotiations with packers the rule wasnot then put in force. As no agreement was reached , the commis sion recently met and resolved to put the rule in force at once. Fixing the JTariff. Representatives- roads interested in traffic between Chicago and Omaha that is , the St. Paul , Northwestern , Rock Island , Wabash - bash and Burlington , met at Chicago on the 17th and agreed to restore all the rates be tween the points named. A committee , con sisting of Ripley , of the Rock Island road , and Commissioner Vinlng , of the western trunk line association , was appointed to ar range details. At the general conference the entire subject of the maiutuinnnce of Colorado rado rates , and the further existence of the tripartite agreement , was referred to a com mittee of five- composed of General Managers Hewitt , Potter , Cable , Robinson and Kimball , who were instructed to report on or before September 23d. In the meantime current rates are to be rigidlymaintained. ' BRIEFLY TOLD. There is great depression In the iron trade atPltteburg. Forty-flvo distillers mot at Peoria and formed a WestornJBxport association. The Ohio crop reportpf the state statistical agent is of a highly encouraging character. Baldwin's locomotive works at Philadelphia were.destroyed by fire on the 4th. Loss , $150 , 000. 000.Miss Miss Eva Mockoy , daughter of the Califor nla millionaire , is betrothed to M. Colonna , representative of the well-known family of Colonna. A libel suit for § 50,000 has been instituted against the San Francisco Alta'Callfornlan , by Sarah A. Sharon , plaintiff In the Sharon di vorce case. Gen Hatch is about to move on the Indian territory intruders , and from' ' this' time for ward blows falling 'thick ' and fast may be looked for. James Lay , 60 years .old , and Bant Dalton , aged 50 , met at the election polls at Somerset , Ky. , and renewed an old quarrel. Dalton was shot and killed. Frank Frlsble , employed some time as ex change teller at the Portland ( Me. ) First Na tional bank , was discovered to bo a defaulter and has fled the country. By falling of walls of the United States hotel at Washington on the 3d , seven people were killed and a number severely wounded. Some of the victims are still under the ruins. John W. Mackey , the bonanza millionaire , denies the truth of'the statement telegraphed from Naples of the engagement of his daugh ter Eva to a member of the Colonna family. The governor of Wyoming has Issued a pro clamation quarantining on , the southern and eastern boundaries of Wyoming to prevent cattle affected with disease from entering the territory. A Mount Sterling ( Ky. ) Times special says it is reported that a pitched battle occurred in Elliott county , and that four men were killed and sixteen wounded. The story lacks con firmation. The New York weekly bank statement shows : Loans decrease , § 406,400 ; species de crease , § 480,900 ; reserve decrease , § 4,666,223. The banks now hold § 30,171,900 in excess of le gal requirements. Six deputy United States marshals were dis charged at New York by Marshal Erhardt , acting under orders from Attorney General Erewster. Whether the discharge has any political significance could not be ascertained. An epidemic of malignant and pernicious fever is raging at Carles , thirty-eight miles from Panama , Nine deaths occurred inside of thirty-seven hours. The inhabitants are panic stricken and leaving as fast as possible. Mrs. Langtry , who has arrived in London , declares she is thoroughly pleased with her visit to America. She will probably return in the autumn , but says she has no idea of build ing a theatre in New York , as has been men tioned. Dispatches from the managers of the lead ing clearing houses in the United States show that the clearances for the week ending Au gust 2d was § 744,032,494 , a decrease of six and one-tenth cent with the per compared corre- spondlngweek ono year ago. It is understood that the court of inquiry investigating the navy department frauds dis covered a fraudulent voucher dated two months prior to Wales taking charge of the bureau , indicating that fraudulent practices began earlier than had been.supposed. The management of the world's exposition to be held at New Orleans , authorize negotiations ! - tions with the French government in order to have the Bartholdi statue of liberty brought to New Orleans for a short time before it is finally set up at Bedloe's Island , New York. Advices from Cottonwood , Montana , say a courier who arrived from near the mouth of the Muscle Shell , reports that Granville Stuart's cowboys have a large band of horse thieves surrounded. The band is too strong to be taken but can be held till help comes. Reinforcements left Cottonwood and hottimes are expected. At the coroner's investigation of the United States Hotel accident at AVoshington , test ! mony was given showing that Belding , the proprietor of the hotel , had known for a long time that the building was unsafe , yet never gave a word of warning to the boarders. The owners of the building were aware of its dan gerous condition , but took no steps for its im provement. There was great excitement in Schnectady , N. Y. , the other night , by the arrest of four young men for disturbing the proceedings of the salvation army. Fifteen hundred men followed the prisoners to the station , threat ening to throw the officers into the canal and threats were made to burn the salvation army's barracks. Representatives of [ the Union Pacific ; rail way join in declaring the Texas cattle fever scare over. Texas fever has ceased , and al cattle yards along the entire line of road have been renovated and fumigated , which is also true of every car used for the transportation of cattle. The company has also notified the AVyoming cattle growers' association of the trail taken by every herd from the southwest to enable them to warn all drovers , and thus prevent any possibility of any spread of the contagion. POLITICAL NOTES. In the recent elections in Utah for county officers the Mormons were successful in near ly every county. In the Trenton ( N. J. ) republican convention , after the nominations were made , ex-Gover nor Oglesby , -.Illinois , spoke for an hour , treating on the tariff and labor questions. The democratic convention of the Twelfth Illinois congressional district nominated J. M. Riggs , the present member , for. re-election to congress , and Samuel R. Crittenden , of Adams , for member of the state board of equalization. Calvin Page , democrat , was chosen mayor over W. H. Size , republican , at Portsmouth N. H. , by s vote of 1,003 to 434 , the smallest re publican vote ever cast in that city. The dem ocrats for the first time in seven years elccta majority of the city government. The Illinois republican state central com mittee held an open session at Chicago on the the 5th and listened to reports as to the presi dential feeling in various parts of the state and the general outlook for the campaign , all of which were of a reassuring character. Says the New York Star : "It was stated yes terday on the authority of prominent city offi cials , that Maria Halpin , the woman men tioned in the Buffalo scandal case , is now stop ping privately with a friend in New Rochelle and that she has consented to make an affida vit refuting the story of the Buffalo Telegraph at every essential point. " Benjamin F. Butler thus speaks In a letter to Chas. A. Dana , editor of the New York Sun : "As a means of reaching more querists than 1 can do in any other way , I write you this note for such use as you chose to make of it. I do intend to stand by the nominations of the greenback and laboring men and anti-monop olists and I hope everybody will vote for me who thinks that it is the beaching to do. I will give the reasons for my action to the public as soon as I can have the benefit of M. Cleve land's letter of acceptance , that where I disa gree with him I may do him no injustice. " About thirty prominent , republicans and greenbackcrs of West Virginia mot on the 2d , it Is said , at the instance 9f Stephen B. Elkius , of jtho republican national Committee , and held a conference with doors closed , lasting three hours. Among those present wore Elkins , who presided ; Congressman Goff , Maxwell , the fusion candidate for governor , and Flint , candidate ror attorney general. A plan of conduct for the campaign was decided on. The views of the greenbackcrs were free ly given and in some instances combattcd by the republicans , several of whom were among those who were in the state convention op posed to fusion. A COLORED PIC-NIC. It Culminates in a Shooting Affair And ttio Shooting Ends in a Lynching. ST. Louis , August 3. During a negro pic nic near Glasgow , Mo. , yesterday , two men from Moberly got into a quarrel , and when two officers interfered to preserve the peace , one of them , Tom Sapsey , was shot and killed by Harrison Mickey , one of the Moberly men. The latter was arrested and a mob attempted to lynch him , but were prevented by the firm ness of those having the prisoner in charge. All the parties concerned were collared. LATER. A dispatch from Glasgow says seventy-five to a hundred negroes went to the jail between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning and demanded the keys of the jailer , and when they were refused by that official the door of jail was broken in by the mob and Harrison Mickey taken out and hanged to a tree just outside of town. Before being strung up Mickey was asked if he wished to pray , or whether he desired to make any statement. He answered no , that ho was not a praying man , and told the crowd that if they intended to hang him to do it quickly. He was then hoisted up and left to strangle to death. A Pioneer's Departure. Omaha Herald. Rev. William McCandlish , an aged divine of the Presbyterian church , died suddenly at his residence , corner of Park Avenue and Leav- enworth streets , at 9:40 yesterday morning , .from paralysis of the heart. Mr. Candlish was born in Dumfries. Scotland , in 1810 , and came to America when he was but seven years old. He was educated for the ministry at Washing ton college , Canonsburg , Pa. , and was or dained as a minister in the Presbyterian de nomination in 1837. From that time until the hour of his death he Was actively engaged in the Bible cause , and had just returned from carrying H copy of the Scriptures to a neigh bor , when he complained of coldness In his feet , laid down on his bed , and passed away as easily as a tired child would drop to sleep. Mr. McCandlish leaves a wife and three chil dren , one of whom is the wife of our well known townsman , Mr. John T. Bell. They are all residents of this state where Mr. McCand lish has made his home ever since 1358. A Vast Grain Crop. The Sedalia ( Mo. ) Bazoo , publishes care fully prepared reports of the grain crops in the states of Missouri , Kansas , Nebraska , Tex as , and Indian Territory. The reports show an increase of acreage in Missouri of 20 per cent and an increase of yield in most crops of 15 per cent. The live stock increase is 24 per cent. In Kansas there is an increase in acre age of 18 per cent and in yield of 12 per cent with a stock increase of-25 percent. In Texas the increase in acreage is 10 per cent , yield 2 per cent , live stock 32 per cent. Nebraskr in crease in acreage 14 per cent , yield 30 per cent , live stock 40 per cent. Indian TerritonC. 10 per cent less in acreage and yields , live stock 50 per cent increase. In Kansas , Missouri , and some parts an Texas crops have been injured by heavy rains , while in the territory and part of Texas drought has proven detrimental , but the promise is for the largest yield ever re corded. Crushed by a Horse. Omaha Bee. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Larison , of No. 1818 Chica go street , suffered the grievous loss on Satur day evening last of their little six-year-old son Georgie. The driver of one ot Strang& Co.'s four-horse teams drove into the alley on Nine teenth street , in the rear of Mr. Strang's resi dence , preparatory to stabling the animals. Here he was accosted by the little boy for permission to ride one of the animals. When the team stopped at the barn-door , the boy slid off as he had been accustomed to do , and whether he was injured in the fall and tram pled on , or whether the horse accidentally kicked , is not definitely ascertained. At all events , the poor little fellow received a dread fully crushed skull , from which death ensued within an hour , having been carried into Mr Strang's house and his parents being called. Texas Fever in Kansas. At Ellis , in Ellis county , and Brookdale , in Saline county , Kansas , Texas fever is raping among the cattle. At Brookville one hundred are infected and eight have died. At Ellis twelve are down with the disease. Twelve miles south of Ellis thirty-four arc sick and fifteen have died. Temporary quarantine has been established and is being rigidly enforct d. Brookviile is the regular feeding place for shippers , and it is thought the disease was in troduced there by some infected herd which was fed in the stocK yards. The governor is conferring with the state live stock sanitary committee with reference to quarantining the state against Texas cattle , and a proclamation to that effect may be expected in a few days if the disease continues its ravages. France and China. Paris dispatch : The French president at Hue has been instructed to recognize the new king only upon the condition that he accept the treaty between France and China , conclu ded by Patenotre , French minister to China. The Temps expects that extreme measures in dealing with China will be postponed until a discussion of the Chinese question is had in the chamber of deputies , after the present ses sion of parliament at Versailles has been con cluded. The National , referring to the inter view between Minister Ferry and Li FongPoo , Chine-e minister , thinks it indicates negotia tions for the settlement of difficulties will still continue. Killed Willie Playing Buffalo Faimeld Herald. A little son of W. W. Ellsworth , of Negunda , Webster county , met with a sad death last week , but we have not been able to learn any direct particulars. One report states that two little brothers were playing about a horse , that the elder tied a rope about the younger one's neck and then to the horse's tail , that the horse ran away and the little fellow was killed in a shocking manner. Another report is that the rope was about the boy's body and was so short that the horse kicked him about until every bone in his body was broken. The little fellow , at all events , met with a sad death. The funeral occurred Sunday. Rampage of an Infuriated Elephant. Cole's huge elephant , Samson , severed his chains at Hailey , Idaho , last week , and attack ed his keepers , who made a hasty retreat. A cage of lions stood in the way of the infuriat ed animal , which he picked up and hurled to one side , killing two horses. He then struck a pile of lumber and scattered it. By this time there was great excitement. The circus people ple called on the crowd to shoot the monster , and a lively firing began , but without appre ciable effect. Finally a party of men succeed ed in roping the beast and he was quieted. Thirty bullet holes were found in his hide. The damage done by him amounted to ten thousand dollars. Tlie lasses by Fire for July. The New York Commercial Bulletin for August 5th , estimates the fire losses during July in the United States and Canada at § 8,800.000 , the heaviest July loss since the Port land fire in July. 18CG. By thirteen fires alone the loss was $3,250,000 worth of property de stroyed. The aggregate fire loss since Janua ry is § 62,550,000 , an Increase of about ten mil lion over the corresponding seven months of 1883. which was a year of extraordinary fire waste. THE JULY BULLETIN. Hie Weather for the Sllddle Month of the . Year. The signal service bulletin says : During the month' of , July the temperature was generally below the average , except at' stations on the Mississippi river below Cairo , in Arkansas , Louisiana , Indian territory , Texas , southern Colorado , New Mexico , In California south ot San Francisco , and In the Florida peninsula ; it was from 5 to 0 degrees below the average on Lake Ontario , in northern Minnesota and Dakota ; from 4 to 5 degrees below the mean in the District of Columbia , eastern Pennsyl vania , the northern Michigan peninsula , cen tral Minnesota and northern California ; from 3 to 4 degrees in Maryland , the shore of Long Island sound , eastern Massachusetts , central Ohio and Indiana , Dakota and the Willamette valley ; It was from 1 to 3 degrees In the cast Gulf and mostof the Atlantic coast states , in Tennessee , the upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys and north Pacific coast. The average excess in she lower Mississippi valley is 1 de gree and 3 minute. The rainfall hois been In excess of the aver age for July in New England , the Atlantic coast stations to South Carolina , In east Ten nessee , over Lake Erie , the Missouri and Ar kansas river valleys , in Iowa , in the valley of the Red River of the north and Its tributaries. The average excess in New England is 8.21 idchcs ; in the Missouri valley , 2.4 inches ; in the middle Atlantic states , 1.25 inches. The greatest deficiency occurred in Texas , the Rio Grand valley , in Florida and southern Louisi ana. For the Sacramento and San Joaquln river valleys the rainfall has been normal , and nearly so In all the Pacific coast states. No frosts are reported during the month. The numerous hall , tornadlc and hurricane storms in Missouri , Illinois and Iowa on July 4th , in Kentucky , Tennessee , northern Ala bama and western New York on the 5th did considerable damage to standing grain and fruit. ISAJOR NORTH. A Nclraskan Seriously Hurt While Illustrat ing Western Sports. A Hartford dispatch in the New York Sun says : The 4,000 people who went to Charter Oak Park this afternoon to see Buffalo Bill's "Wild West" exhibition witnessed an episode not down on the bills. Early in the entertain ment , when the Omaha , Pawnee and Sioux In dians , cowboys , Mexican vaqueros and fron tiersmen were riding down the home stretch at lightning speed , illustrating far west sports , the girth of Major Frank North's saddle broke and he fell to the ground. An Indian who was riding close behind him , seeing the accident , tried to guide his pony to one side , but the an imal could not be controlled in time , and one of his hoofs came down on Major North's back. Seven ribs were found to have been broken and there were other internal Injuries. He was taken to a hotel adjoining the nark. It Is feared that he cannot live. Major North is a prominent man in Nebraska , where he is a member of the legislature , and he is asso ciated with Buffalo Bill in an extensive cattle ranch. He was commissioned by the govern ment during the war for the excellent service he rendered with an organization of Pawnee Indians. The Pawnees look upon Major North as their white father , and the tribe years ago made him one of its chiefs. Woman's Work in JfeltrasJta. Ex-Governors Furnas and Nance , commis sioners for Nebraska in the Interest of the New Orleans World's industrial and cotton centennial , have issued the following letter to the women who are prominently connected with woman's work in the state : BROWNVIU.E , Neb. , Aug. 5.1884. Dear Madam : We very much desire that the woman's work of Nebraska be an important factor in our state exhibit at the world's in dustrial and cotton centennial. New O eanSt commencing in December next , and continu ing until May 31,1885. We ask the ladies of the state to organize and take in band this department. In other states this is being done. Let Nebraska vie with her sister states in this respect , as in all others looking to this great exposition. Let the art , the industry , the brain , the handiwork the domestic econ omy of the sex find a place there. To this end we invite you to convene at the Commer cial hotel parlors , Lincoln , Monday , August 18 , at 4 o'clock p. m. , for the purpose of con sultation and action. One or both of the com missioners will be present at the meeting. Very respectfully , EOBT. W. FUKKAP , ALBINUS NANCE , Commissioners for Nebraska. The Alabama Election. in the elections throughout Alabama on the 4th there was no opposition whatever to the democrats on the state ticket and very little of a party character in any county contest. In consequence of this there was no excite ment except where candidates were running in counties that made no nominations , and these were many. Thus the local issues of democrats brought out a fair vote. The hot test fight was in Mobile between the demo cratic nominees and the independent ticket , and in Birmingham between the democrats and a combination between republicans and precnbackers. Those two points were the battle grounds of the state. Not half a dozen republican legislative candidates were run ning in the state. The voe in Montgomery was about 1,800 , all democrats and there was no opposition. Quarantine Against Texas Cattle. Governor Crosby , of Montana , has issued a proclamation for a quarantine against Texas cattle from northern ranges , coming into Mon tana by rail. The governor has been notified by Secretary Sturgis , of the Wyoming Stock Association , that the cattle from southern ranjrcs of Texas and infected with Texas fcverare in Wyoming on the way to Montana. The secretary says native cattle along the trails followed by the northward moving herds have in a number of cases taken the disease. Rcjolclitg in Polygamy. August 5th was general election day in Utah for county officers. The Mormons swept everything before them as usual. Apostle tle Brigham Young said in the tabernacle : "Thoujdi.I am disfranchised , yet I have sons and daughters who many timei over will make good my vote. Although 12,000 are dis franchised , yet the ajrgrefrate voting list has not been depleted. We can never give up polygamy. We cannot yet give , up one prin ciple of our faith. Woe unto him that denies the gospel. Driving Out Oklahoma Payne. CALDWELL , KAN. , August O General Hat eh moved his headquarters from this city into the field yesterday , the camp being twenty-five miles south , on the Chickaskia river , where six companies of the Ninth cavalry are con centrated. His future movements are not made public , but there is no doubt from tin's time forward the blows will fall thickand fast until the last intruder in the Indian Territory has been expelled. River Improvement. Major Earnest , of the corps of engineers , in charge of the improvement of the Mississippi between the Illinois rivers , and other minor improvements , has made his annual report. The original cost of the improvement as re vised in 1883 was § 16,997,100 : the apgrcprate amount appropriated to July 5,1884 , is3JG4 : , - COO. There is available for the present fiscal year § 525,354 , and an appropriation of 1,000- 000 is asked for the fiscal year ending June 30 , 1880. It proposed to expend the appropriation in carrying ont the plan heretofore adopted. -i Jiig Saving for the Walifish. It is asserted that all fast freight lines here tofore doing business over the Wabash road ore to retire and that the Wabash will do that business Itself hereafter. It is expected the Wabash will save § 100,000 a year by this ar rangement. I have found , by strict and diligent observation , that a due observance of the duties of the Sabbath hath ever brought with it a blessing on the rest of my time , and the week so begun hath been prosperous unto me. Sir M. Hale. SAFEGUARDS AQ AUTST TEVIB Interviews With Prominent StocJftnen on the Remit of'Profetsor Favllte's Invetttgattons. Denror Tribune. . . Since State Vetinarian Faville , in his report on the Texas fever business , published in the daily papers Monday morning last , much discussion has been had in cattle circles as to the future this fell destroyer ture safeguards against stroyer of bovines. Xhe eminent veti- narian had said there was no danger of infection from cattle that were driven over the trail , but the difficulty would all proceed from the- animals brought up by rail. To obtain more than one man's opinion on this vastly important subjeect , the representative of the Tribune interviewed on this sub ject a number of the leading cattle owners and others conversant with the cattle industry. He found the pre ponderance of opinion placed the re N sponsibility of the distemper with the animals brought by rail. \ Said Mr. H. H. Metcalf : "We never had the Texas fever in Colorado when our cattle came on foot. They have repeatedly had it in the Indian country and in Kansas , which are in the prop er belt for the malady. I have not the least doubt but that the poison , bo what it may , is exhausted before the cattle reach this altitude. But when they are picked up in Texas and whirled in here in a few days , they bring the germs of the disease with them. Mr. S. H. Standart had not had time to fully look up the evidence in this matter , but he was inclined to think the state veterinarian was the best au thority. It was certain that at all places where the fever had made its appearance cattle by rail had been un loaded , and that , at least , was a cir cumstance against the shipping. Mr. Sidney Brown , of the IlifT com pany , had not heard evidence enough for him to pronounce against the rail. He believed in quarantining as against i shipped cattle until such time as the fact shall be established. Said he : "So long as we grow cattle upon these plains we must have the Texas brutes. For myself , I would not give half price for western raised cattle to turn upon the range. You may talk * about your Herefords and your Black Polls , but for a liver in these bleak winters give me a genuine Texan. " Mr. Taylor , the newly appointed agent of the department of agriculture in the animal industry business , was interviewed , and said he had been down to La Junta and looked for evidence , and could find none that would lead tea a correct conclusion as to the source of the fever infection. He believed , though , that the shipping by rail was the safest way to get cattle into the country.1 Those brought in that way could be quarantined , while those drag ged across the country trail would spread distemper far and wide. "But , " said the gentleman , "I think the fever is over for the present season. " A Famous Political Meeting. Dayton Letter to the Cincinnati Commercial. Ex-President Hayes , in his little speech at the Soldiers' Home on Wednesday , having stated that the first large concourse of people lie had ever witnessed was in Dayton , in 1842 , was asked in a private conversation to give some facts concerning that meet ing , and related many interesting inci dents. He was a boy at the time , just old enough to be observant , and re members matters , both great and small , connected with the meeting. He says the attendance was immense , and though nt so large as at the great Harrison meeting of two years before , the fame of which had gone out through all the land , it was still larger than any meeting he has ever attended outside of New York , Washington and Phila delphia. He , with some other boys , came in a wagon from Columbus , and the national road from beyond Xewark to this city was so crowded with vehi cles as to form an actual procession. When visitors arrived they were as signed to private houses , and he had the good fortune to be assigned to th& residence of Horatio Phillips , esq. , where Henry Clay was also a guest. He , therefore , saw and noted much of Mr. Clay. The chief orators of the occasion whom he remembers hearing were Henry Clay , John J. Crittenden , Thomas dbrwin , Robert C. Sehenck and Charles Ander son. At the principal stand spoke Clay , Crittenden , and then Corwin. By the time Corwin was introduced the audience had become a little rest less , and Tom seemed tcr be somewhat nettled at his position on the pro gramme , and determined to outshine his predecessors. And his proved to be the great speech of the day. The audience ao longer showed signs of " weariness , but remained to shout" and laugh until the last word was uttered. There was undoubtedly much to aid him in the fact that the Buckeyes pres ent were anxious to show off the Ohio orator. "Nothing could have beea more romantic , " said General Hayes , "than the appearance of Charlie An derson at that time. He was grand marshal of the parade a splendid looking specimen of manhood , upon a spirited horse , with his badge of office fluttering in the wind , and in all re spects the envy of ambitious vouth. Even then he was famous for his silver tongue. Sehenck made an excellent speech from a storebox on Third , street. Clay's oratory was character ized by great cleainess. There was nothing of the humorous about him and few pyrotechnics. Towards the close of his speech , which was chiefly on that everlasting theme , the tariff , , and necessarily argumentative and sta tistical , he indulged in a few words of exhortation which were beautiful and impressive. Before going upon the stand some young men warned him to- speak loud or he would not be heard by so great a crowd in the open air. Clay responded that if he failed it should be attributed to his youth and inexperience. The cut was felt. ' ' - * The doctrine of the Sabbath is one combined with the moral history of the world , and is dovetailed into the religious , the physical , the social and the prospective life of man. G. Stew ard.